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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

25 Feb - Blogs I'm Following

10:39pm MST

Is There A Kremlin Plan To Annex Eastern Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich (L) gives a wink to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a signing ceremony after a meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian Interstate Commission at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 17, 2013. Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters *Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast*: *Putin’s Secret Ukraine Plan ‘Leaked’* *Publication of a leaked secret planning document raises questions about when and how Russia’s president might have planned the takeover of eastern Ukraine.* *MOSCOW — Two weeks ago the editors of Novaya Gazeta, a newspaper famous in Russia for its investigati... more »

Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, “The Way of the World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 minutes ago
Justin Hayward, “The Way of the World” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1QUrpqOAXY

5 Signs You Might be a Well Armed Lamb… or a Lion

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - You are no longer a victim of the world, you are the world. You have matured out of both codependence and independence and into a heightened state of interdependence. The post 5 Signs You Might be a Well Armed Lamb… or a Lion appeared first on Waking Times.

You May Never Think of the Police the Same After Seeing This Motiongraphic

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - *Based on recent media attention, one might wonder, what's with all the police violence? Are police officers really out of control? The post You May Never Think of the Police the Same After Seeing This Motiongraphic appeared first on Waking Times.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 26th February)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 2 hours ago
Legal aid cuts are forcing domestic abuse victims to cross-examination their attackers The justice system’s treatment of victims of domestic violence has become a politically charged issue. The Ministry of Justice says all victims are entitled to legal aid to help them “break free from abusive relationships”. But according to research by Citizens Advice, victims of domestic abuse increasingly

The spring things have sprung

risa bear at A Way to Live - 2 hours ago
You don't miss your frost till there isn't any. Coming into the last week of February, we had had all of six, maybe seven frosty mornings total, which does not bode well for tree fruits, so we were happy to see four mornings in a row with rime on the gates and crunchy grass. I had to kick the water buckets to shatter a skein of glass-like ice for the poultry -- a satisfying feeling. We're not out of the woods but anything helps. I have half a mind to rap the trunks of the trees with a stick, then drink to them with their cider and sing them a little song. *Every twig, apples big. Ev... more »

Culture Watch: Is this the end of the line for the NYC (or at least Manhattan) coffee shop?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Because the owner of the Waverly Restaurant, at Sixth Avenue and West 4th Street, owns the building, he doesn't have to deal with an insatiable landlord.* *by Ken* Since the New York City coffee shop has been a disappearing institution for several decades, especially in Manhattan, it's hard to believe that it has reached a crisis point, but a rash of recent closings, leaving behind a lot of places hanging on for dear life, suggests that maybe this is the case. In a sense this is the same story I wrote about Thursday in connection with the tenuous future of Greenwich Village's Caf... more »

Ukraine's Economy Continues To Fall Apart

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Ukraine under pressure from currency fall, gas supply threat* *KIEV/MAKIYVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine came under increasing economic pressure from a collapsing currency and a threat to its gas supplies from the Kremlin on Wednesday, just as a long-awaited ceasefire took hold in the east.As the truce appeared to be coming into force, the Ukrainian army reported no combat fatalities in the past 24 hours, but the news did nothing to halt a currency slump that forced the central bank to ban most trading before intervening to prop up the hryvnia.* *WNU Editor:* As the... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“An asterism is just a recognized pattern of stars that is not one the 88 official constellations. For example, one of the most famous (and largest) asterisms is the Big Dipper within the constellation Ursa Major. But this pretty chain of stars, visible with binoculars towards the long-necked constellation of Camelopardalis, is also a recognized asterism. *Click image for larger size.* Known as Kemble's Cascade, it contains about 20 stars nearly in a row, stretching over five times the width of a full moon. Tumbling from the upper right to lower left in the picture, Kemble's Cascade ... more »

The Poet: John Keats, "The Human Seasons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Human Seasons"* "Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear Takes in all beauty with an easy span: He has his Summer, when luxuriously Spring's honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings He furleth close; contented so to look On mists in idleness—to let fair things Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook. He has his Winter too of pale misfeature, Or else he would forego his mortal natur...more »

Chet Raymo, "Eve"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Eve"* by Chet Raymo "A remarkable carving, long a favorite of mine, usually called "The Temptation of Eve" (click to enlarge). It resides in the Musee Rolin near the 12th-century Cathedral of Saint Lazare at Autun, France, of which it was once a part. The sculptor did many of the wonderful decorations of the cathedral. On the west tympanum are carved the words Gislebertus hoc fecit, "Gislebertus made this," traditionally assumed to be the sculptor's claim to authorship at a time when religious art was almost universally anonymous. Whatever the sculptor's name, there is something... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"I've wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it and yet we didn't see it. Or rather we were trained not to see it. Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland. It was a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth,'' and so it goes away. Puzzling..." - Robert M. Pirsig

apollo and daphne

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago


Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
George Seldes Tells How He Met Hitler from Spike EP on Vimeo. George Seldes - Hitler Ran Away LIke A Coward In The Beerhall Putsch from Spike EP on Vimeo. George Seldes - MEIN KAMPF WRITTEN BY RUDOLF HESS NOT HITLER from Spike EP on Vimeo. Facts and Fascism by George Seldes *Chapters 1 & 2 of the book Facts and Fascism* *by George Seldes* *In Fact, Inc., 1943 *—* 7th edition, hard cover* *------------------------------**Part 1*The Big Money and Big Profits in Fascism *CHAPTER I*FASCISM ON THE HOME FRONT *T*HE TIME will come when people will not believe it was possible to mobiliz... more »

Ukraine War News Updates -- February 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Kiev says no troops killed at front for first time in weeks* *(Reuters) - Ukraine's military said on Wednesday none of its troops had been killed at the front in the last 24 hours and only one had been wounded, with a spokesman describing it as the first day with no fatalities in "at least several weeks".A ceasefire came into effect on Feb 15 but last week saw heavy fighting with separatist rebels advancing to seize a major town in one of the biggest battles of the war.* *Ukraine War News Updates -- February 25, 2015* Ukraine conflict: Halt to deaths stirs truce hope... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Inside Story/Al Jazeera:** Ancestral homelands under attack?* *Abductions and killings by ISIL fighters in Syria and Iraq threaten ancient minorities.Last July, ISIL issued a decree to the dwindling population of Christians in eastern Syria and northern Iraq, ordering them to convert to Islam or pay a special religious levy.And if they did not, "there is nothing to give them but the sword", the group said.Since then, ISIL has released a trademark video showing the apparent beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.At least 70 Christians have also been reported abducted... more »

Need More Light

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
This one dedicated to all my peeps.......

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Thanks for stopping by.

"Sheeple Envy: My Self-Defeating Obsession With The TRUTH"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Sheeple Envy: My Self-Defeating Obsession With The TRUTH" by Dan W "I have a genetic flaw. (OK, I have several genetic flaws, but here I am referring to one flaw in particular.) And the flaw to which I refer has, to a great extent, ruined my life. Ruined my damned life! I am utterly obsessed with the truth. I simply cannot allow the liars to lie without saying something. When the liars lie, whoever they are, I have to open my big mouth and call them on their bullshit. I have to! It's a damned obsession, and it's destroying my life! God how I wish I was more like them. Several year... more »

"Clever Fools: Why a High IQ Doesn't Mean You're Smart"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Clever Fools: Why a High IQ Doesn't Mean You're Smart" by Michael Bond "Is George W. Bush stupid? It's a question that occupied a good many minds of all political persuasions during his turbulent eight-year presidency. The strict answer is no. Bush's IQ score is estimated to be above 120, which suggests an intelligence in the top 10 per cent of the population. But this, surely, does not tell the whole story. Even those sympathetic to the former president have acknowledged that as a thinker and decision-maker he is not all there. Even his loyal speechwriter David Frum called him gl... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*The Ins And Outs Of State Budget Cuts On Coastal Protection And Restoration ~Jesse Hardman, WWMO* *Louisiana state economist contradicts Bobby Jindal's explanation of budget problems ~Julia Donoghue* *Historic Garden District home severely damaged by fire ~Benjamin Oreskes *

Is it "good news" about science deniers that they've always been with us?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
"We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge -- from the safety of fluoride and vaccines to the reality of climate change -- faces organized and often furious opposition. Empowered by their own sources of information and their own interpretations of research, doubters have declared war on the consensus of experts. There are so many of these controversies these days, you'd think a diabolical agency had put something in the water to make people argumentative. . . . "The scientific method doesn’t come naturally -- but if you think about it, neither does democracy. For m... more »

World News Briefs -- February 25, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Kerry questions Netanyahu's judgment as U.S.-Israel row deepens* *(Reuters) - U.S. officials on Wednesday questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judgment and said his outspoken condemnation of efforts to secure an Iranian nuclear deal had injected destructive partisanship into U.S.-Israeli relations.* *MIDDLE EAST* U.S.-led coalition stages 15 airstrikes *against Islamic State: statement*. UN officials fear an attack on Mosul *will displace 1.5 million people*. Wave of bombings in Baghdad *kills 37 people*. More than 100 men and boys *kidnapped by ISIL... more »

Will U.S. Troops Play A Bigger Role In The Offensive To Retake Mosul From The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Kurdish peshmerga forces patrol an area near Mosul in northern Iraq *Jim Michaels, USA TODAY*:* Will U.S. troops be drawn back into Iraq war?* *WASHINGTON – A coming Iraqi offensive to drive the Islamic State out of Iraq's second largest city is renewing a debate on whether U.S. forces should play a larger role in the operation despite the risk of drawing them back into a war.* *The White House has pledged to keep American forces out of combat, but Iraq would suffer a major setback in Mosul if its troops falter because U.S. advisers are restricted in what they can do, security anal... more »

Gaza resident: 'Everyone has forgotten us' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
The BBC's obsession with vilifying Israel continues as they publish this report http://m.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31617943 'Gaza resident: 'Everyone has forgotten us' During the last conflict with Israel, more than 2,000 Gazans were killed and 18,000 Gazan homes destroyed.' No context but then why examine causes when the BBC is institutionally anti Israel?

A New Israeli Policy on Syria?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*With much thanks to Peter @ Europe's Crowned Bloodsuckers for bringing this to my attention* *Itamar Rabinovich | February 13, 2015 at Brookings* *There is nothing new in this ‘new policy on Syria’- It in fact reads exactly like the actions Israel has undertaken in it’s fully participatory role in the destabilization of SyriaI mean from 2011 and most likely well before that- So. Yah. Read on!* *“It is time for Israel to reconsider, in coordination with the United States, its policy toward the Syrian civil war. * For nearly four years, since March 2011, Israel has been sitting on t... more »

Jordan's Western Aligned Army Preps For Bigger Role Against ISIS

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Read entirely at link- Read below the interesting bits* The country appears set to play a larger role in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, but the war looks to be long and difficult. Jordan, a country of just 6.6 million people, is already hosting more than 600,000 Syrian refugees. This has placed great strain on a country with limited resources and a fragile economy. *Jordan's military is a key player in all this, and NPR got to see it up close at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center, which is just outside Amman.* *The Jordanian armed forces are closely aligne... more »

Mercy to the guilty is injustice to Jeremy Frew

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*“Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent.”* - Ayn Rand *“’Mercy’ means an unearned forgiveness.” *- Leonard Peikoff So a dickhead who helped kill someone apparently appears on a TV show, and the producers don’t even bother to give the audience the full context of the crime for which he was jailed – a "rampage of violence" said the judge who convicted him; a “commotion” says the YV show -- nor warn the parents of the young man he killed that a thug who helped kill their son will soon be singing on their TV screen. But it’s all okay, says the producer, because the thug has... more »

So you want to act American?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago

U.S. Army on Russian Border

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
The Washington Post reported today that US military vehicles paraded 300 yards from the Russian border in Narva, Estonia. You can see the evidence in this video - if you have doubts that it is the US Army then just fast forward to about 3:20 into it and you'll see old glory waving. The soldiers from the US Army’s Second Cavalry Regiment will probably leave the military hardware in Estonia when they are finished with their "exercises". This is usually how the Pentagon prepositions military equipment for later use. Narva sits about 100km from Saint Petersburg - or about 62 miles. ... more »

"Be Who You Are..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

The Postmodern Effacement of Class

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
From the mid-90s I became very interested in social theory for two reasons. In the first place, the clunky, cruddy Marxism imbibed at A-level were tools enough to help me understand the peculiarities of the social world. Was it a framework and a method appropriate to make proper sense of it? Or, indeed, had college taught me the proper stuff or instead sold me a pup that merely barked when Marxism was called? I was also very, very angry. Rather than let the SWP burn me up with pointless paper sales, I interrogated social theory and sociology for new ideas that might help change the... more »

Islamic State War News Updates -- February 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Stratfor:* *Who Controls Iraq? * *Mosul has gained a certain symbolic significance in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq. Iraq's second-largest city and home to its greatest concentration of Sunni Arabs, Mosul has served as a strategically important source of manpower and finances for the Islamic State since the group seized control of it in June 2014. However, it is only one piece of the Islamic State's territory, and its loss would not be an existential blow to the group nor would it immediately end the larger fight against it. * *Islamic State War News Updates -- Febr... more »

Iraqi Army Shoots Down UK planes delivering weapons to ISIL

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 8 hours ago
Yet another important piece of news and transparency that needs to be reposted - because we know that the Western Main Stream Media certainly won't be posting this article! I will be covering this story and discussing the issue of what is ISIS in continuation of the article I posted Monday on RTS : "ISIS: Psyop, CIA, Terrorists, Rebel, Religious Group?" , Tonight on *Transpicuous News *at 11pm GMT- 6pm EST on CCN- LIVE STREAM. You can watch the live coverage on http://www.consciousconsumernetwork.tv/ or right here on Removing the Shackles on the right side of the side bar. d ... more »

A “target”?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
It’s said that taking part in the war against IS barbarians will make New Zealanders a “target.” Because, supposedly, people are only a “target” for Islamic barbarians if the barbarians are attacked by the people’s governments. Really? Then why was a Japanese journalist executed by Islamic State thugs, when Japanese armies hadn’t left their shores since 1945? Why is Islamic State calling for their followers to launch attacks against famously neutral Switzerland? Why were New Zealanders in Bali a target for Jemaah Islamiyah fully a year before New Zealanders joined the war in Ira... more »

“Where Will the Militarization of American Life Take Us?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Where Will the Militarization of American Life Take Us?”* by Tom Engelhardt “I never fail to be amazed — and that’s undoubtedly my failing. I mean, if you retain a capacity for wonder you can still be awed by a sunset, but should you really be shocked that the sun is once again sinking in the west? Maybe not. The occasion for such reflections: machine guns in my hometown. To be specific, several weeks ago, New York Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announced the formation of a new 350-officer Special Response Group (SRG). Keep in mind that New York City already has a police ...more »

The air we breathe....

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago

Ask an Expert and Project Mogul

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
Once in a while (okay, more often than that) I engage in the beating of the dead horse and an opportunity for that arose today (February 25). It is my opinion that few thinking people actually believe the Project Mogul explanation for what fell near Roswell, but I have found some interesting things about this as I was researching another question and having been inspired by the Smithsonian’s latest “Ask an Expert.” I’m not sure what this Roger Launius is an expert in but clearly it is not the history of UFOs. He makes some elementary mistakes suggesting, for example, that Kenneth A... more »

Christy Clark`s Pink Shirt Hypocrisy Exposed(Bitch Alert)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
This pink shirt day thing to combat bullying is a great thing, well overdue, bullying has been going on too long, and I`m personally in favour of it, however, when the likes of Stephen Harper and Christy Clark try to make political hay with it, when they pretend to be gracious and adherent to the cause is where I draw the line... The only way to handle bullies is to bully them back, so on behalf of every British Columbia student, teacher, parent and worker, this one is for you.. Go To Hell you nasty bitch, Christy Clark, you and your party are not fit to govern, you are a spoile... more »

Feb. 25: The song is gone - but the melody lingers on.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
The TandT has yet another headline story - a long one - about Larry's Gulch just packed with information we already had. Well, we know one more bit. Al Hogan was there for three days. Gee. And nobody at the office even knew about it. Nobody said, "Where's Al?" And so it goes, getting more unbelievable each day. Hogan's misbehaviour had to do with journalistic ethics. And those are certainly important - though I've never seen much evidence of ethics in the Irving press. Yes, ethics are important; but they're not the whole story. Certainly, Hogan should not have attended a three da... more »

Satire: “Republicans Unlearning Facts Learned in Third Grade to Compete in Primary”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Republicans Unlearning Facts Learned* * in Third Grade to Compete in Primary”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “In the hopes of appealing to Republican primary voters, candidates for the 2016 Presidential nomination are working around the clock to unlearn everything that they have learned since the third grade, aides to the candidates have confirmed. With the Iowa caucuses less than a year away, the hopefuls are busy scrubbing their brains of basic facts of math, science, and geography in an attempt to resemble the semi-sentient beings that Republican primary vo... more »

Islamic State Book Burnings Continue. Mosul Library Destroyed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Central Library of Mosul (Photo: courtesy of the Library Website) *Daily Mail:* *ISIS burn 10,000 books and more than 700 rare manuscripts as they destroy library in Mosul in latest attack on civilisation and culture * * * Extremists used improvised explosive devices to blow up Mosul library* Presumed destroyed are its significant collection of Iraqi newspapers * Maps and books from the Ottoman Empire have also been burned * Isis said it will kill anyone privately hoarding books or manuscripts * *WNU Editor: *This announcement from UNESCO sums it up perfectly .... *UNESCO has ... more »

White House Continues To Criticize Israeli PM Netanyahu

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Netanyahu speech 'destructive' to U.S.-Israeli ties: Susan Rice* *(Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech next week to Congress, expected to assail U.S. policy on Iran's nuclear program, injects a "destructive" partisanship into U.S.-Israeli ties, President Barack Obama's national security adviser said.* *Susan Rice's remarks late on Tuesday to the PBS television program "Charlie Rose" were some of the most critical to date. The planned March 3 speech, deepening tensions between Israel and its closest ally, has divided Washington, Israelis and American J... more »

The Phoney Litvinenko Inquiry

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
Hollywood Acredits the Memes : Tarpley, 2008 - Future Faces of Terror from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Korean, Chinese, Leftist-Radical Student - Russian NUCLEAR Terrorism; that's all you have to hear.* *Litvinenko never worked for the KGB, he wasn't a spy, he didn't expose shit, and Litvinenko himself told BBC Russia he had been killed by NATO Spook Mario Scaramella (who was going around claiming Romano Prodi (Putin's Eurozone/NATO ally) was a KGB sleeper).* *His eyebrows and bodyhair did not fall out.* *Litvineko's co-author on The Dog that Did Not Bark - CIA Non-Interest in the 199... more »

Rahm Emanuel: Epic Failure For An Epic Villain

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Let's start with this morning's statement from Dan Cantor of Working Families Party after it was abnnounced last night that Emanuel's mega-money campaign failed to clear 50% in his reelection bid: The next six weeks in Chicago will be the biggest fight of 2015 between the power of people and the power of big money. The good guys won round one. Forcing Mayor 1% into a run-off is a remarkable achievement. Along with the run-off, the progressive caucus on the Council is poised to make gains. Chicago is showing signs of the progressive wave that has washed over cities across America.... more »

It’s nice to be the gatekeeper.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
“…there's no place for pure capitalism, unregulated capitalism,” says the CEO of Goldman Sachs. “We have a regulated system." It’s certainly true there’s no place for unregulated capitalism at the entity often called Government Sachs. Not when the regulators, and the government, are in your back pocket -- and you’re the gatekeeper for their sluice. [Hat tip Drew Taggart, Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

About that FCC internet thing...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*you know - the one where the FCC will vote to make the internet "fair" for everyone?* oh, *and don't forget "free." * And as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considers new rules for how to safeguard competition and user choice, we cannot take that principle of net neutrality for granted. Ensuring a free and open Internet is the only way we can preserve the Internet's power to connect our world. That's why the President has laid out a plan to do it, and is asking the FCC to implement it. http://www.whitehouse.gov/net-neutrality Don't you believe it. They'll vote tom... more »

CT Scan Reveals Mummified Chinese Monk Inside Buddha Statue

Waking Times at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Video -* A CT scan has not only revealed a mummified monk inside a statue, but showed an unusual substitution of the monk's removed organs. The post CT Scan Reveals Mummified Chinese Monk Inside Buddha Statue appeared first on Waking Times.

Truth in Media: Origin of ISIS

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry: Major Decisions Coming On Iran, Ukraine And Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Kerry says major decisions coming on Iran, Ukraine and Islamic State* *The Obama administration is on the cusp of major decisions on Ukraine, the Islamic State and Iran, Secretary of State John F. Kerry told lawmakers Tuesday, though he declined to specify the direction in which those decisions are heading.* *In his first testimony to the new, Republican-led Senate, Kerry outlined an ongoing high-level debate over whether to send lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine. “There are lots of different considerations,” he said. While some have argued that Ukraine sho... more »

U.S. Secretary of State Cautions Critics On The Current Iranian Nuclear Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Kerry Swipes at Critics of Iran Nuclear Talks* *WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday appeared to take a swipe at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying critics of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran did not know what they were talking about.Kerry told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that he also expected to know soon whether Iran was willing to craft an "acceptable, verifiable" plan that would satisfy major powers that it is not seeking to develop a nuclear weapon.Netanyahu, who is scheduled to make a speech before a joint sessi... more »

Trey Gowdy: “The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration”...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*six glorious minutes of Trey Gowdy ripping into Obama's executive action on amnesty.* Don't miss the last minute!

Reading the respected journal “Foreign Affairs”, Paul Craig Roberts laughs his head off over something he took to be a parody of Washington’s anti-Russian and anti-Putin propaganda …only to realize that “the absolute gibberish wasn’t a parody of Washington’s propaganda.” In fact, it was “the purest expression of the blatant propagandistic lies that flow continually from the likes of Fox ‘News,’ Sean Hannity, the neocon warmongers, the White House, and executive branch and congressional personnel beholden to the military/security complex,” concluding “that the morons who are Reagan’s successors have thrown away (the gipper’s willingness to search for detent), thus renewing the threat of nuclear war that Reagan and Gorbachev had ended.”

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ *Washington Has Resurrected The Threat Of Nuclear War — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ February 24, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Washington Has Resurrected The Threat Of Nuclear War Paul Craig Roberts *Foreign Affairs* is the publication of the elitist Council on Foreign Relations, a collection of former and current government officials, academics, and corporate and financial executives who regard themselves as the custodian and formul... more »

US "Pivot" Sends Asia Fleeing Toward China

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
*February 26, 2015* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - When former-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the US "pivot to Asia," she and the policy wonks who dreamed it up probably imagined it as a well choreographed geopolitical masterstroke. In reality, it was more like an elephant crashing through the jungle, sending all in its path fleeing for cover well ahead of its arrival. The empty rhetoric accompanying its announcement never materialized. Reading between the lines, what the "pivot" actually meant, was the doubling down on attempts to subvert, corral and otherwise twist the a... more »

Jeff Shero Nightbyrd : My heart attack and some lessons I learned

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
My recent experience with triple bypass open heart surgery taught me a lot about how to stay healthy. By Jeff Shero Nightbyrd | The Rag Blog | February 25, 2015 Last year I had open heart, triple bypass surgery. Kind … finish reading Jeff Shero Nightbyrd : My heart attack and some lessons I learned

Book Review - America's Racial Powder Keg

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 11 hours ago
At a time when the political discourse relating to racial issues, crime, and other socioeconomic matters in America could not be more distorted and twisted, *America's Racial Powder Keg: How a Violent Dependency State Has Been Created Within the Black Community*, American Free Press' latest publication compiled and edited by Victor Thorn, provides much needed insight and straightforward, honest analysis all Americans should and must be exposed to. In an age of so-called "White privilege" and "White guilt" - an age in which White people are blamed for literally all of the evils plagu... more »

When Marian Wright Edelman Forgot History

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Yesterday Marian Wright Edelman weighed in on the ESEA "debate" by coming out strong against the the House version of NCLB Corporate Takeover 2.0. Sadly in doing so, Edelman jumps onto the rickety testing-for-civil-rights bandwagon that is aimed directly for the ditch after almost 30 years of running down the same rutted path. Obviously, Edelman still believes what liberals pretended to believe in 1988 with the passage of Hawkins-Stafford, which set in motion the standards and testing juggernaut that has been effectively used to punish and deprive poor children, rather than to pro... more »

Has A Secret Iranian Nuclear Weapons Complex Been Discovered?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Exile group accuses Iran of secret nuclear weapons research* *An Iranian exile group on Tuesday accused Iran’s government of conducting secret research with the aim of developing nuclear weapons, even as it is negotiating potential constraints on its ability to do so.The National Council of Resistance of Iran said underground labs in suburban Tehran have been used since 2008 to enrich uranium. It said the plant, named Lavizan-3 after the neighborhood where many officers and their families live, is reached through tunnels leading from under a building ostensib... more »

Ice Station Pottersville

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
I believe I put this picture up last month but it's worth recycling. This is our 17 year-old car, Old Betsy, after we got the first of many, many snowstorms (the day after we got two and a half feet). I'm reusing this picture because it's perfectly emblematic of our financial difficulties of late. Not only has this particularly brutal winter been harsh on our gas heating bill (the next-to-last one was nearly $80), but the car itself has been problematic. Around the time of the first blizzard I had to have the brake lines on the driver side replaced, a job costing me over $250.... more »

UN Report: Yemeni Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh Amassed A Fortune Of $60 Billion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Yemen ex-president amassed up to $60 billion, colluded with rebels: U.N. experts* *(Reuters) - Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is suspected of corruptly amassing as much as $60 billion, equivalent to Yemen's annual GDP, during his long rule, and colluding in a militia takeover last year, U.N.-appointed investigators have told the Security Council.The report by the world body's Panel of Experts on Yemen echoes criticism by his opponents that Saleh's rule from 1978 to 2012 was marred by graft, and that even out of office he is fomenting instability - allegations... more »

US-Trained Special Forces Base Seized By Yemen Houthis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Houthis take over US-trained special forces base in Yemen capital* *Base's troops were trained by US as elite counterterrorism unit; 10 killed in takeoverArmed men from Yemen's newly dominant Houthi group took over a special forces army base in the capital city of Sanaa early Wednesday, soldiers there said. The troops at the base had been trained and equipped by the United States as an elite counterterrorism unit during the rule of former President Ali Abullah Saleh, who was ousted by Arab Spring protests in 2011, military sources told Reuters.The clashes, which... more »

The Sickening Absurdity

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
That's how i feel about the world right now.

Fluoride/Hypothyroidism/ IQ Lowering: Endocrine Disruptors & Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
Recall when people who questioned the legitimacy of fluoridated water were viciously derided? Oh yah, one of those people was me! Some years ago.... “The article notes that *"thyroid dysfunction is a common endocrine disorder*..." The first time* fluoride was labeled an endocrine disrupter was in the 2006 report of the National Resource Council of the National Academies. A*ccording to the National Institutes of Health, “Research shows that endocrine disruptors may pose the greatest risk during prenatal and early postnatal development when organ and neural systems are forming.” As ... more »

Daiichi Plant Conditions

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
I continue to see high emissions from the area near units 2, 3, and 4 on the TEPCO cam 1 Radiation levels have been moderately elevated in US and Japan, although this morning Netc is showing especially elevated readings in Southern Japan: The good news is that I continue to see lots of trucks and people at the Futaba cam intersection. Vehicles go to and from the plant. The amount of large trucks is amazing. I have hope that action is finally occurring, even while the veil of silence is maintained.

After you read this, decide whether you believe the claims of the U.S. government and the suborned "mainstream media" that "Putin had troops and tanks in Ukraine and had started the war in Ukraine" ...but after a year's time was unable to win it? Or do you join Paul Craig Roberts and myself and laugh our heads off at the very idea ...and then cringe at the knowledge that the morons that rule Washington are trying to instigate a nuclear war with Russia.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ Kiev Ambassador on German TV: Neo-Nazis are part of armed forces *Goes further and says there are no right-wingers currently serving in Ukrainian Parliament* From *Russian Insider*, February 24, 2015 By Damir Marinovic http://russia-insider.com/en/tv_ukraine/2015/02/19/3638 Video is available at link. Transcript is below. *Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk (Western Ukrainian from Lvov), made a shocking statement on Günther Jauch’s TV show, one of the most popular political talk shows in Germany.* Answering the question about the large... more »

World News Briefs -- February 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC:* Islamic State: *Fears grow for abducted Syrian Christians* *There are fears that more members of an Assyrian Christian community in north-eastern Syria were abducted by Islamic State militants than at first thought.Sources in the community said as many as 200 people might have been seized on Monday in raids on a string of villages near Tal Tamr, in Hassakeh province.Most of the captives were women, children and the elderly.Some 1,000 local Assyrian families are believed to have fled their homes in the wake of the abductions.Kurdish and Christian militia are battling... more »

Solar update Feb 21-25

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago

WHO IS NICHOLAS KRISTOF: An embarrassment and a hack?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015Part 3—In support of The Raleigh 43:* Where do “journalists” like Nicholas Kristof acquire their various “facts?” For those who find such questions intriguing, the former Rhodes scholar’s most recent column constitutes a fecund case study. Let’s examine a few more “facts” the pundit advanced in that piece. Questions: Do college students disproportionately describe their female professors as “nasty?” If they do, does this represent a situation in which female professors must overcome a stereotypical “unconscious bias?” Plainly, Kristof advanced both id... more »

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
Holman Square: Chicago's "black site" off record interrogation center http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003 The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' - Exclusive: Secret interrogation facility reveals aspects of war on terror in US - ‘They disappeared us’: protester details 17-hour shackling without basic rights - Accounts describe police brutality, missing 15-year-old and one man’s death While US military and intelligence interrogation impacted peop... more »

100 Reasons Why Janet Yellen Should Be Freaking Out About ''Audit the Fed''

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours ago
Michael Snyder Janet Yellen is very alarmed that some members of Congress want to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve for the first time since it was created. If the Fed is doing everything correctly, why should Yellen be alarmed? What does she have to hide? During testimony before Congress on Tuesday, she made “central bank independence” sound like it was the holy grail. Even though every other government function is debated politically in this country, Yellen insists that what the Federal Reserve does is “too important” to be influenced by the American peopl... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Tribal fighters take part in a military training to prepare for fighting against Islamic State militants, at the Ain al-Assad military base in Anbar province November 15, 2014. Picture taken November 15, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *Foreign Policy*: *Pentagon in Damage Control Mode After Detailing Iraq Offensive* *The Defense Department angered Iraqi officials by detailing a coming push to reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State without giving Baghdad a heads-up.The Pentagon is walking back its public plans to help Iraqi forces seize Mosul from the Islamic State, chastened by ... more »

Jordan Furious Over Pentagon Leak Of Secret Anti-Islamic State Training Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Jordan's King Abdullah (C) speaks with U.S. Major General Ken Tovo, commanding general of the Special Operations Command Central, (2nd L) during "Eager Lion" exercises at the Jordan-Saudi Arabia border, south of Amman, May 24, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed *Sputnik*:* Top Secret? Jordan Furious After Pentagon Reveals Anti-ISIL Training Site* *The Pentagon has altered records to try and cover up its disclosure that one of its training camps to battle Islamic State militants is located in Jordan – information Jordan had requested be kept private.* *The slip happened last week as a ... more »

New Article on the Ethics, Philosophy and Practice of Person-centred Care and Shared Decision-making

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 14 hours ago
One topic that's been part of my research activities for some years now is the ethical and philosophical implications of movements to transform health care practices towards more of what's often called a "patient-" or "person-centred" perspective, sharing clinical decisions with patients to a larger extent. I've been lucky to publish a few analytical works in this area in collaboration with, e.g., Lars Sandman and Daniela Cutas, which have attracted quite some attention, partly as an outcome of an ongoing research collaboration with the pediatric diabetes centre at the Sahlgrenska ... more »

America’s Militarized Police: A Growing Threat to Liberty

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Ted Baumann Last summer my band played a Fourth of July gig at an outdoor festival in a well-heeled suburb of Atlanta. The lawn in front of us was filled with parents on picnic blankets and little kids running to and fro. The street was filled with noisy but well-behaved revelers, enjoying the rare legal opportunity to drink locally-brewed beer in public. Fireworks filled the dusk sky. Everyone was happy. Everyone that is, except for the company-sized contingent of heavily-armed black-clad militarized police, complete with an armored assault vehicle and automatic weapons, which ... more »

Biochemistry Science versus the Pharmaceutical-Medical Paradigm

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Catherine J. Frompovich What is biochemistry? According to the *Medical Dictionary at The Free Dictionary by Farlex*, it is 1. The *study of the chemical substances AND vital processes occurring in living organisms.* [CJF emphasis added] 2. The chemical composition of a particular living system or biological substance. [1] That definition defines, *in this writer’s opinion*, only half of what the pharmaceutical-vaccine-medical paradigm not only considers, i.e., study of chemical substances, *but *apparently ignores: chemical physiological impacts that occur in livi... more »

Lebanon’s Hezbollah Acknowledges Its Presence In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Lebanese Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah recently acknowledged that his group was involved in the war in Iraq. This came as no surprise as Hezbollah advisers were said to be in Iraq soon after Mosul fell, and in July one of its commanders died in the country. Just like Hezbollah’s previous time in Iraq during the U.S. occupation it is working as an adjunct for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). In a speech on February 16, 2015 Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah admitted that his organization was active in Iraq. He said that it only had a “limited presence” in the ... more »

More Weapons for US-NATO Proxy War in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Defense News reports: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a deal for unspecified military and technical cooperation with the UAE on Tuesday, and said negotiations are ongoing with the United States and unspecified European nations. The deal is a sign that Ukraine is not only seeking, but finding defense industry partners outside the region as it wages an uphill fight against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko told reporters at the IDEX show here that he hoped talks with the US would yield an agreement to help Ukraine defend itself. Poroshenko ha... more »

14 Signs That Most Americans Are Flat Broke And Totally Unprepared For The Coming Economic Crisis

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Michael Snyder When the coming economic crisis strikes, more than half the country is going to be financially wiped out within weeks. At this point, more than 60 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and a whopping 24 percent of the country has more credit card debt than emergency savings. One of the primary principles that any of these “financial experts” that you see on television will teach you is to have a cushion to fall back on. At the very least, you never know when unexpected expenses like major car repairs or medical bills will come along. And in th... more »

Is Matriotism The Future of The Divine Feminine?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Ethan 'Indigo' Smith & Lucy Morales* - What we communicate, and how, has the power to change the world. Just as importantly, language, its interpretation and its transformation over time reveals a lot about the collective consciousness of the society that speaks it. The post Is Matriotism The Future of The Divine Feminine? appeared first on Waking Times.

Exposure to Falling Oil Prices Driving Global Defaults and Slowdown

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Mac Slavo On the surface, the United States is currently one of the stronger global economies. But lurking beneath that may be an ‘impending crisis’ that threatens to drag everyone down with it. That’s according to the *Financial Times*, who say that falling oil prices combined with a strong dollar (hence reduced trade in exports) and a likely increase in U.S. interest rates could contribute to the “familiar pattern” of economic slowdown. As Satyajit Das writes, “bankruptcies, defaults, banking problems and reduction in credit availability drive contagion.” Weak growth, high deb... more »

GMOs Are Destroying Heirloom Seeds and Our Food Security

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Aaron Dykes A report from Baker Creek Heirloom Rare Seed's catalog explains how the genetic engineering of crops is having real life consequences for business, as well as food security. Just from the perspective of a medium sized business, Baker Creek and its partners in the seed industry have lost literally hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of GMO corn contamination. Baker Creek began testing their Heirloom corn varieties for GMO contamination, and found that more than 50% of their more than a dozen varieties were contaminated. Those varieties, most of which were han...more »

Paradise Stolen - The Myth of Efficiency

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Part 1 of this series was a warning to children about a world that was stolen from them. It offered a stark condemnation to adults who continue to ignore the reality of the wicked ways in which government has used their money, both donated and extorted. Part 2, below, suggests that the innate practicality of small, sustainable communities is a solution to the massive mismanagement by a government dedicated solely to a megacorporate/banker/war economy. Our modern economic system is actually not one built upon efficiency, as it is often believed to be; it is a system of massive *in... more »

Turkey's Invasion Of Syria Shows Turkish Connection To ISIS; NATO Agenda

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville Turkey has now officially proven that Israel and the United States are not the only nations that can brazenly violate the sovereignty of other countries, Syria in particular, without fear of reprisal due to NATO support and a blatant culture of aggression. The Turkish invasion of Syrian soil on February 22 under the guise of protecting and securing the tomb of Sulayman Shah is case in point. The tomb is largely recognized as a Turkish exclave since the early 1920s when, in 1921, it was agreed in the Treaty of Ankara that the Turks would be allowed to raise the ... more »

Iran Stages War Games By Attacking A Mock US Aircraft Carrier (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Iran's Revolutionary Guard conducts military drill against replica US carrier* *Dozens of Iranian speedboats swarmed a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier in a strategic Gulf waterway Wednesday, blasting it with missiles in large-scale naval and air defense drills meant to send a "message of (Iran's) might" to "extraterritorial powers," a military commander said.The Iran's Revolutionary Guard drill, named Great Prophet 9, was held near the Strait of Hormuz, through which one fifth of the world's oil passes. Iran's regular army carried out naval drills near the strait... more »

U.S. Armor Units Parade 300 Yards From The Russian Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. military vehicles parading near Russia's border in Narva, Estonia on Feb. 24. (Estonian Defense Forces) *Washington Post:* *U.S. military vehicles paraded 300 yards from the Russian border* *MOSCOW — U.S. military combat vehicles paraded Wednesday through an Estonian city that juts into Russia, a symbolic act that highlighted the stakes for both sides amid the worst tensions between the West and Russia since the Cold War.The armored personnel carriers and other U.S. Army vehicles that rolled through the streets of Narva, a border city separated by a narrow frontier from Rus... more »

The Gerrymandering Of Aaron Schock Into A Permanent Seat

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
In 2010, Illinois Democrats found themselves in complete control of the state government again. Time to gerrymander the state? It certainly worked out well for Republican Aaron Schock. Aaron Schock was supposed to represent a new breed of Illinois Republicans-- suitably reactionary, if not crazy-fanatic, on the inside but superficially kind of like a normal person. He's the first Member of Congress born in the 1980s and he used to be mentioned a lot as a future candidate for statewide office. But Illinois has gone from being a dependably red state after the Civil War to being a re... more »

27 Minutes of Truth You Won't See on Mainstream TV

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
On today's episode of *Breaking The Set,* Abby Martin discusses several vital topics that would be career-killers for so-called journalists on other news channels. This video is 27 minutes of truth you won't see anywhere on establishment media. Abby crushes warmongering lies by McCain and Netanyahu, exposes how Hillary Clinton is owned by corporate tyrants, she interviews Mike Papantonio on Big Pharma misconduct and CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou. Great show! Follow Abby on Twitter *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING ... more »

Nearly 80-Year-Old Grandma With Cupcakes Brutalized by School Cop

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
ABC30 Action News Facebook Amanda Warren A Clovis Unified school cop nearly succeeded in killing Mary Poole last April in Clovis, California, near Fresno. If people didn't know any better, they would be compelled to conclude that death for Mary was the officer's goal. She is now filing a suit for the gratuitous manhandling that resulted from her attempt to bring treats for her grandchildren to have after school. She had been their legal guardian for a number of years. The damage she incurred on her frail, 5 foot, 110 pound body is repulsively unspeakable. The two pepper spraying... more »

Drones Now Collecting Your Mobile Data to Create Targeted Ads

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Mac Slavo It seems that the NSA, the feds and law enforcement aren’t the only ones monitoring cell phone data and mobile devices. The Ad companies are in on it, too – and are now using drones to spy, err.. track, err… keep pace with consumers. Here’s what Venture Beat is reporting about the new drone fleet operating in the L.A. area: It was only a matter of time before drones started monitoring signals from mobile devices. Since early February, several small drones flying around the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles have been determining mobile devices’ locations from Wi-Fi an... more »

Anonymous Activist Facing up to 3 Years in Prison For Protesting in Ferguson

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Cassius Methyl Alex Poucher, a 29 year old father of a seven*-*year-old daughter, is a determined activist who was arrested a total of seven times in Ferguson last year. The charges all essentially translate to one action deemed a crime: protesting. According to Revolution News, (Poucher) has five charges pending against him in Missouri courts, including two counts of interfering with an officer, impeding traffic, refusal to disperse, and unlawful assembly. Alex Poucher has been arrested 7 times between the dates of November 19th and December 31st, and now faces up to three yea... more »

Yet More Scientists Blame Fluoride for Underactive Thyroid Issues, Depression, Weight Gain, and More

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Melissa Melton A new study out of the UK shows once again just how dangerous water fluoridation is. This time, a look at 98 percent of GP practices found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 percent more likely to show up in areas with, surprise surprise, the greatest degree of water fluoridation. Via The Telegraph: …new research from the University of Kent suggests that there is a spike in the number of cases of underactive thyroid in high fluoride areas such as the West Midlands and the North East of England… It could mean that up to 15,000 people are suffering ne... more »

Bill Gates Says Life Would Be Better With A World Government

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
John Vibes In a recent interview with the German publication *Süddeutsche Zeitung*, Bill Gates made some disturbing comments in favor of world government. Not only did Gates advocate global government, but he also spoke favorably of the UN and NATO, completely overlooking that they are a major force of oppression in the world. NATO can’t even hold a meeting without thousands of people gathering in the streets to protest their actions. Someone as heavily involved in world affairs as Bill Gates should know all about this. During the interview last month, Gates said, Take the UN, it ... more »

DARPA Spending Millions on ''RATS'' Voice Recognition Surveillance Tech

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Cassius Methyl Between 2015 and 2017, the Pentagon will have the ability to decipher human voices in surveillance audio even if background noise makes the covertly recorded conversations inaudible. This may bring to mind the surveillance audio secretly recorded through our smartphones when they are in our pockets. On or off, we know now that our conversations are being recorded by a wide array of electronic devices, and our conversations we used to consider private are actually being stored in data collection facilities like the one in Utah aptly titled the ‘Utah Data Center’. W... more »

25 Most Top Secret Military Operations In History

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
*Youtube* Many events in history have been changed because of covert missions undergone by the military or by secret organizations led by the government. As a result of such activities, there have been discoveries made, conspiracies disclosed, injustices done, lives killed, and governments changed as a result of keeping everything concealed from public knowledge. For better or for worse these are the 25 most top secret military operations in history. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

How Monsanto is Destroying the Brains and Health of Everyone

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Dr. Matthew Buckley* - Monsanto is a chief producer of genetically modified products. Among the most dangerous products that they produce is the herbicide RoundUp. The post How Monsanto is Destroying the Brains and Health of Everyone appeared first on Waking Times.

Scientists Blame Fluoride for Thyroid Issues, Depression, Weight Gain & More

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Melissa Melton* - A new study out of the UK shows once again just how dangerous water fluoridation is. The post Scientists Blame Fluoride for Thyroid Issues, Depression, Weight Gain & More appeared first on Waking Times.

If President Obama truly loved America

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
12 year old CJ understands...

GAIA PORTAL: Arcs of Connection are finished

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Arcs of Connection are finished* by ÉirePort Long-term constabularies have taken form in Gaia Energetic grid. "Force" fields of Peace are strengthening concomitantly. Fendings of Higher Aligned Spirit workers is ended. Placements of planetary flight paths nears completion. Arcs of Connection are finished. ÉirePort | February 25, 2015 at 08:21 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-uk

They Own Him

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://pando.com/ It's been a relatively silent coup. The wealthy have successfully bought our political system. If you have doubts, consider two key pieces of Harperian policy -- income splitting and Tax Free Savings Accounts. Both policies amount to robbery of the federal purse. Rhys Kesselman writes: Income-splitting has been extensively assessed and widely criticized for its revenue cost, its tilt toward higher-income families, and its failure to accomplish anything beneficial for the economy. Soon the other shoe may drop: The ... more »

New Poll

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Breaking News. New poll finds that the BBC is out of Touch. Asked if the BBC is out of touch with the British public, 75% agree. 75% of those questioned agree that they couldn’t care less about girls who run off to marry IS warriors. But 25% replied ‘miaw’ The poll carried out between 8 am and 8:45 pm suggests that 100% of those questioned were not surprised at the results of this poll.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*'Term-time holidays affecting academic success? Give parents a break'* *Missing just seven days schooling per year reportedly has a significant impact on a child's level of success. Teacher, Gillian Harvey, isn't convinced* Remember that annual family holiday to the Cornish coastline in early July? That drizzly week in which you slipped into rock-pools, ate damp fish ‘n’ chips and complained to your parents that they were ‘ruining your life’? Turns out, you were right. The following year when you opened your GCSE results and discovered that they weren’t quite as good as you’d hop... more »

Europe market moving and political news and views - February 25 , 2015 - Ukraine - Russia situation more in focus today as Greece immediate fires have been placed on the backburner ..... Additional news and views touching on Europe

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Evening Tweets....... *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 17s18 seconds ago Revenue shortfall came to 1 bln euros in January http://dlvr.it/8ktKWB *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 5h5 hours ago Fitch warning on Greek sovereign and bank financing http://dlvr.it/8kl0np *Yannis Koutsomitis* @YanniKouts · 4h4 hours ago Syriza parl group passes #Greece govt's agreement w the Eurogroup after an 11-hours long debate http://ow.ly/JEvKW /via @kathimerini_gr *Yannis Koutsomitis* @YanniKouts · 2h2 hours ago Acc to sources, Greek govt's agrmnt w the Eurozone was passed w... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Barack Obama Goes Full Stalin* *Because I think it is important, I have "photocopied" the post below from Steve Goddard* The level of Soviet style criminal activity at the White House has reached spectacular new lows. On February 20, The White House sent out this E-mail announcing that they were going to start attacking individual scientists who dissented from the White House global warming agenda. [image: screenhunter_1119-feb-20-15-531] A few hours later, this E-mail was sent out to a large group of prominent skeptics. The author used a stolen identity of Harvard’s Dr. Willi... more »

The Good War

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*An M1A1 flamethrower being fired against a Japanese Bunker, Bougainville, March 1944* *On D-Day and across Northern France, we burned men alive with gasoline and napalm.* *Because we were so good.* Normandy - The Technical Services : Chemical extracted from *The Chemical Warfare Service: Chemicals in Combat* Chapter XVI The Flame Thrower in the War Against Germany *.....* *The Portable Flame Thrower in the ETO* *Normandy* Pre-Normandy preparations included more effort directed toward the training of flame thrower operators and the preparation of tactical and logistical proce... more »

Elbit Systems unveils helicopter flight vision system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: ClearVision EFVS]Elbit Systems Ltd. is to introduce its Helicopter ClearVision, the rotary-wing version of its unique ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) for commercial aircraft, at Heli-Expo 2015 next week in Orlando, Florida. The new solution answers the growing worldwide trend for increased helicopter safety and enhanced situational awareness. This cutting-edge system has already been demonstrated successfully in flights on-board various types of helicopter platforms, making it a world leading system in the commercial helicopter market. Pilots who have fligh... more »

Super Easy and Natural Cure-All Master Tonic Recipe

Waking Times at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Video - *This master tonic is an amazing natural cure for colds, flus, and respiratory problems. It an anti-allergy, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitical, and a general booster for the immune support system. The post Super Easy and Natural Cure-All Master Tonic Recipe appeared first on Waking Times.

Archbishop Cranmer 'gets it' unlike Channel 4 and the institutionally anti Israel BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
The whole article is here http://archbishopcranmer.com/ukip-the-first-100-days-and-channel-4-gratuitous-anti-israelism/ but here's an extract: 'It is extraordinary, as Europe's Jews are being spat on in the streets, shot in kosher delicatessens andslaughtered in their synagogues, that Channel 4 persists with its pathological antipathy toward the State of Israel. Do they not understand that it is the only democracy in the Middle East? Do they not appreciate that Israel is the only country in the entire region where women are equal; adulterers aren't stoned; children aren't sold in... more »

MENA Report and Global War on ISIS Updates ( February 25 , 2015 - focus on Iraq / syria Regional War ...... Updates on Iran And P5 + 1 Talks .... Yemen in focus .... Libya in focus .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Links..... *Israelis Say Saudis Willing to Help Them Hit Iran* *ISIS Captures 150 Syrian Christians in Raids* *US Weapons Pour Into Iraq Ahead of Mosul Invasion* *White House Denies Reports of Breakthrough in Iran Talks* Series of Bombs Torment Baghdad; 197 Killed Across Iraq In Libya, Will Misrata Be the Kingmaker? Libyan PM Criticizes US, UK, and EU for Failing to Supply Weapons Rights Group Calls for UN Arms Embargo on Syria Over Barrel Bombs Spain Claims 'ISIS' Busts in Ceuta and Catalonia Hadi Reclaims Stake as President to End Yemen Chaos Evening tweets...... *The Daily Star *... more »

Amnesty's report details 'devastating year of mass violence' - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Further to my last post, I see that I was correct. This BBC report http://m.bbc.com/news/world-31614093 an analysis of the Amnesty International report includes this: 'Anna Neistat, Amnesty's senior director for research, said: "Huge arms shipments were delivered to Iraq, Israel, South Sudan and Syria in 2014 despite the very high likelihood that these weapons would be used against civilian populations trapped in conflict.' Israel is the target. The institutionally anti Israel BBC would love that.

Peek a boo

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 18 hours ago

Boeing, Royal Australian Air Force Test Extended Range Weapon

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: JDAM ER]The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The testing centered on a new wing kit that, when used in conjunction with the weapon’s guidance kit, increases the bomb’s range from approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) to more than 45 miles (72 kilometers), as shown during tests above the Woomera Test Range in Australia. “The JDAM ER wing kit takes advantage of the conventional JDAM air... more »

‘Spy cables’ reveal SA missile shock

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Mokopa ASM]Israel obtained stolen anti-tank missile plans from South Africa, and Pretoria asked for their return, the TV network Al Jazeera has reported, quoting a secret document from the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad. This is one of several hundred classified documents leaked to it from several national spy agencies, including South Africa’s State Security Agency (SSA), the network says. On Monday it began publishing stories based on these documents, some of which it also posted on its website, after deleting names of spies and other sensitive information which coul... more »

Defense Ministry admits September missile test failed

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Arrow II missile interceptor]Defense Ministry officials confirmed Tuesday that a high profile September 2014 trial run of the Arrow 2 missile interceptor failed to hit its target, ending speculation by military analysts amid foreign reports detailing the botched test. RThough it did successfully acquire and track its target, the anti-ballistic missile missed its mark, falling into the Mediterranean sea 300 kilometers from Israel’s shores. The misfire left Defense Ministry officials stumped for weeks, but according to Israeli news site Ynet, the problem was “fixed” following ... more »

Army orders 84 advanced helicopters over the last month worth a total of $1.1 billion

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: AH-64E Apache]The past month has seen the U.S. military on a buying spree for advanced helicopters designed for a wide range of tasks from reconnaissance to attack. Since late January U.S. Army aviation authorities have announced orders for 84 helicopters worth about $1.1 billion. The three separate orders are for 35 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for the U.S. Army; eight AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for the government of Indonesia; and 41 UH-72A Lakota light helicopters for the U.S. Army. Read more

Amnesty calls on UN powers to lose veto on genocide votes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-31617141 about Amnesty International's call to end the five members of the UN Security Council's veto in cases of genocide mentions some countries by name: 'Amnesty's annual report makes for sober reading, notes our correspondent. This is unsurprising, he adds, given the atrocities committed in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Central African Republic and other countries. Amnesty's report said that 2014 had led to one of the worst refugee crises in history, with four million Syrians displaced by war and thousands of migrants dying in the Mediterr... more »

The Heritage Foundation Releases It’s “2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength”

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*STALLION TAKEOFF* An MH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 23, 2015. The America is conducting maritime operations off the coast of California and the ship is optimized for Marine Corps aviation. U.S. Navy photo by Airman John Kelvin Chavez *Breaking Defense: Heritage*: *US Can Barely Handle Two MRCs; All But Air Force ‘Marginal’ * *WASHINGTON: The conservative Heritage Foundation has published an ambitious Index of Military Strength, which — not surprisingly — finds that the United States m... more »

F-35 procurement troubles may hurt military's relations with allies

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: CF-18 Hornet]The widening fallout from a botched program to replace Canada's aging CF-18 fighter jets may be damaging the military's relationships with its international allies. A defence briefing note says hundreds of arrangements the military has with allies to share facilities and services are being called into question, and must be reviewed as if they were formal supply contracts. The arrangements now are subject to a time-consuming procurement process that is tying the department in knots and leaving the military sometimes unable to commit to joint operations internatio... more »

French Defense Minister Discusses Rafale Deal With Indian Counterpart

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Dassault Rafale]French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met with his Indian counterpart Tuesday as his country looks to close a multibillion-dollar deal to supply fighter jets to India. An official at India’s Defense Ministry told The Wall Street Journal that Mr. Le Drian, who arrived in India on Monday, and Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar met for about an hour and that the deal to supply 126 multirole Rafale fighter jets figured in their discussions. Less than a week ago, Mr. Parrikar said an Indian team negotiating with Rafale maker Dassault Aviation S.A. was expected... more »

Firms see drone sales in Gulf surging after U.S. eases export policy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MQ-1C Predator]U.S. drone makers are expecting a surge in sales of military and civilian drones to Gulf states after the State Department eased export rules last week, industry executives said on Tuesday. U.S. aerospace and arms companies have been pressing the U.S. government for years to ease restrictions on foreign sales of unmanned aerial vehicles - UAVs or drones - arguing that other countries such as Israel are overtaking them. Critics argue that drone strikes kill too many civilians and violate sovereignty. Read more

AVALON: RAAF upbeat on Wedgetail reliability

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Boeing E-7A Wedgetail]The Royal Australian Air Force says recent operational experience operating the Boeing E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft has established the platform's effectiveness. Speaking to media, RAAF Wg Cdr Paul Carpenter says that receipt of Initial Operational Capability in December 2012 marked a key milestone in the type's service history. "IOC was very significant, because it put us on the hook for taskings," says Carpenter. Read more

Lockheed F-35 heads for the ski jump in next key round of tests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35 Lightning II]Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will start "ski-jump testing" at a Maryland air base this week, while another B-model jet wraps up six months of tests at temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 Celsius) to as high as 120 F (49 C). Two UK pilots will test the ability of the new warplane to take off from upward-sloping ski-jump ramps used on aircraft carriers like those operated by Britain and Italy. The ramps launch the jets forward and upward, reducing the thrust needed. Sylvia Pierson, spokeswoman for the Pentagon's F-... more »

A Look At Women In The U.S. Army's Elite Ranger School

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Soldiers participate in the chin-up portion of the Ranger Training Assessment Course in Fort Benning, Ga., earlier this month. Sgt. Sara Wakai/US Army *Anna Mulrine, CSM: * *What's it like for women soldiers in Ranger training? A glimpse inside*. *The Army is opening its elite Ranger School to women, and six women have now qualified. To make it, they've had to do 49 push-ups and remember when to go to the latrine.Washington — Halfway through its preparations for the first-ever coed Ranger School in April, the Army took a moment to publicly take stock of how women are doing.Eig... more »

The Navy says it needs more tactical and strike aircraft on aircraft carriers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: EA-18G Growler]The U.S. Navy remains committed to its plans to buy the carrier-based variant of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet and declare it ready for initial combat use by 2018, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michelle Howard said on Tuesday. Howard said there was no doubt the Navy would need tactical and strike aircraft based on aircraft carriers, and it was counting on the F-35 Lightning II to carry out that mission. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert said earlier this month that the next fighter after the F-35 would likely rely less on s... more »

Missile Defense System Performs Successful Flight Test

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: SM-3 launch]The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Carney, USS Gonzalez, and USS Barry successfully completed a flight test involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system, according to a Defense Department news release. At approximately 2:30 a.m. EST today, three short-range ballistic missile targets were launched nearly simultaneously from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, the release said. Two Aegis BMD destroyers acquired and tracked the targets. Read more

China's Submarine Hunting Plane Has A Giant Stinger

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Y-8Q MAD]China is making serious efforts to correct its longstanding deficiency in aerial Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), introducing the Shaanxi Y-8Q (also designated as the Y-8GX6) aircraft painted in the blue-gray People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) colors into operation. Previously, two Y-8Q prototypes had been flying for the past several years as part of a rigorous testing and training regimen. Until this month, China's only long-range aerial ASW capability came from three Harbin SH-5 seaplanes, which are nearly thirty years old. The Y-8Q is designed to ove... more »

Delivery of first Scorpene submarine delayed: Government to Rajya Sabha

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Scorpene class SSK]Government has revised the delivery schedule of the first Scorpene submarine, which was originally to be inducted in December 2012, mainly due to the difficulties in procuring material from foreign vendors by Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL), Rajya Sabha was informed today. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, in his written reply to a question, said the shipyard has undertaken augmentation of the manpower, infrastructure and industrial means in a phased manner to meet the production target and the the production capabilities have also been augmented. "The ori... more »

Black Beans Lower Blood Pressure

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: (diogoppr/iStock/Thinkstock)] Feijoada, Brazilian traditional meal. (diogoppr/iStock/Thinkstock) This item describes research that clearly links the key proteins in beans that enhance health. Everyone sort of knew something was going on but this defines what is going on. Brazil's black bean and rice staple looks better every which way. We are slowly sorting out which foods promote excellent health. Now if we could organize a grading system and test protocols that allow successful portion management that can be trusted. Instead we have a wall of disinformation . . ... more »

Herbs and Spices That Can Help Regulate Your Blood Sugar

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Cinnamon seems the easiest to include in your daily protocol. I like to blend a teaspoon of cocoa powder, a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon powder and a scant teaspoon of honey. The Aztec added powdered red pepper but i have not had the nerve to try that yet. My father drank fenugreek tea to help his angina and he thought it did some good. I think that the leaves make a good addition for salads and other dishes. All good. Most of us who are into the last third of our normal lifespan have blood sugar issues that may well be below thresholds considered dangerous but still chewi... more »

Europa Is the Prize for Exploration

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Now that we know how to tap Dark Matter for unlimited energy, getting to Europa will be not difficult at all. This is even before we master gravity manipulation All it takes a poweful mass driver that accelerates mass to an appreciable fraction of the speed of light or even a lot less. What we want is a steady one g of acceleration to get there. We can even send tankers full of water while we do this to be on the safe side. We know we can build a super conducting mass driver and now power it continuously. We can then produce a plasma gas from water and fire it through the dr... more »

Russia to build Barguzin rail-mobile missile systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: BZHRK 15P961 ''Molodets'']Russia's new rail-mobile missile system will be called "Barguzin." The new system will expand the line of existing missile systems of Russia and strengthen the defensive capability of our country. Missiles for the Barguzin complex will be built on the basis of the Yars ICBM. First rail-mobile missile systems It is hard to say, whose idea it was originally to put an artillery gun on a railway platform. However, it is well known that such weapons were used in the years of the American Civil War in 1861-1865. Later, the British used armored trains i... more »

Black hole microstates from gluing an exterior with its delayed twin

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*...and a proof of state-dependence of interior field operators...* Kyriakos Papadodimas (CERN) and Suvrat Raju (Tata) have released a five-page paper that is full of hot ambitious ideas as well as cool, almost rock-solid arguments about the "holographic code" describing the black hole interior: Local Operators in the Eternal Black Hole They work with the eternal Schwarzschild black hole in the \(AdS_{d+1}\) space. They describe it using the tortoise coordinate, one that I and Andy Neitzke learned to love when we studied the quasinormal modes. This coordinate makes the \(rt\)-plane... more »

Lipstick and Kalashnikovs: Women In The Russian Armed Services

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
One of the 16 finalists of the Miss Shoulder-Straps beauty contest, which involved all military districts and branches the Russian Armed Forces. The contestants varied in rank from private to captain. © Sputnik/ Dmitry Korobeinikov *WNU Editor:* The photo gallery *starts here*.

Eddie Ray Routh Found Guilty In The Murder Of U.S. Navy SEAL 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*New York Times*: *'American Sniper’ Jury Finds Ex-Marine Guilty of Murder* *TEPHENVILLE, Tex. — Eddie Ray Routh, the mentally disturbed veteran who killed Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL marksman who inspired the movie “American Sniper,” was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison after a jury here found him guilty of murder, rejecting his claims that he was legally insane at the time.* *Mr. Routh and his lawyers had argued that he was not guilty by reason of insanity and that he belonged not in prison but at a state mental hospital. His two-week trial for the killings of Mr. Kyle a... more »

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

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

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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Of Sex Ed and Dickheads...

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Burbank, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Conspiracy Theorists"

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

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