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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

27 Feb - Blogs I'm Following

9:36pm MST

The Unconscious Conditionings of the Mind

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Frank M. Wanderer* - The Ego-dominated mind plays its games in daily life, and creates the characters and scenarios necessary for the games. The post The Unconscious Conditionings of the Mind appeared first on Waking Times.

Paralegals not entitled to represent young people under Youth Criminal Justice Act

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago
R. v. K.P.D., 2015 ONCJ 88: *[24] *By-law 4 enacted by Of the Law Societies of Upper Canada and Nunavut

Evidence of UFO and Extra-Terrestrial Presence on Earth

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Film - *This brilliant documentary about the UFO/Extra-Terrestrial presence on earth shows evidence gathered during the last 60 years in numbers by hundred thousands. The post Evidence of UFO and Extra-Terrestrial Presence on Earth appeared first on Waking Times.

Proposed reductions in testing: the boondoggle remains

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
LETTER Published in Substance http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=5465&section=Article February 26,2015 In my e-mail today I received a note from President Obama which included this statement: "We need a better education plan -- one that cuts standardized testing to a bare minimum ...". Of course I agree (see Krashen, 2008), but the proposed reduction in testing that has been submitted to congressional committees appears to be only a modest cutback from the current massive, nonstop testing program. I suspect that the plan of the US Department of Education is to reduce te... more »

This is no time to go soft on those marauding union terrorists Gov. Scott "The Lying Scumbag" Walker beat into submission

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*by Ken* Let me say at the outset that I am a singularly poor predictor of those game-changing moments When Right-Wing Scumbag Liars Go Too Far. With alarming frequency one of these hell-clowns says or does something that seems to me so irretrievably blatant that even the stupidest, most blinkered followers can't help but be shaken by, and nothing happens. Contrarily, on occasions when one of them goes A Lie Too Far, it's over something that in my mind should hardly have registered a blip on the Right-Wing Scale of Outrage. Take the Katrinafication of New Orleans. Was I shocked ... more »

Live long and prosper

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer. Nimoy was known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–69), and in multiple film, television and video game sequels. Nimoy was born to Jewish immigrant parents in Boston, Massachusetts. He began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. Foreshadowing his fame as a semi-alien, he played N... more »

The Murder of Boris Nemtsov. A 'Spring' in the Air? Cui Bono?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 3 hours ago
*Cui Bono? Who benefits from this killing?* *Hat tip to my hubby, all my personal biases aside, I think he is correct.* **This killing took place to create the conditions needed to promote the dissent necessary, for the usual suspects -NATO nations and their plot to create yet another destabilization project* **This killing took place to sow the seeds of a western backed Russian spring!* Cue the protests. Cue the ‘human rights’ NGO’s making the western media rounds.Hell, even cue the pussy riot skanks! **A spring or colour revolution always needs a ‘mascot’ and this looks to me li... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a2JtNQublQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"What powers are being wielded in the Wizard Nebula? Gravitation strong enough to form stars, and stellar winds and radiations powerful enough to create and dissolve towers of gas. Located only 8,000 light years away, the Wizard nebula, pictured below, surrounds developing open star cluster NGC 7380. *Click image for larger size.* Visually, the interplay of stars, gas, and dust has created a shape that appears to some like a fictional medieval sorcerer. The active star forming region spans 100 about light years, making it appear larger than the angular extent of the Moon. The Wizar... more »

"Live A Good Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid." - Marcus Aurelius

Remembering Leonard Nimoy And Mr. Spock

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* Like many of my generation .... we grew up on Star Trek. The above video is the pilot for Star Trek and the first appearance of Mr. Spock. The bottom two videos are a reflection on his life.

The Poet: David Whyte, "In the Beginning"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"In the Beginning"* *․ * "Sometimes simplicity rises like a blossom of fire from the white silk of your own skin. You were there in the beginning you heard the story, you heard the merciless and tender words telling you where you had to go. Exile is never easy and the journey itself leaves a bitter taste. But then, when you heard that voice, you had to go. You couldn't sit by the fire, you couldn't live so close to the live flame of that compassion you had to go out in the world and make it your own so you could come back with that flame in your voice, saying listen... this warmth, this u... more »

"Against All Odds..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"There's a little animal in all of us and maybe that's something to celebrate. Our animal instinct is what makes us seek comfort, warmth, a pack to run with. We may feel caged, we may feel trapped, but still as humans we can find ways to feel free. We are each other's keepers, we are the guardians of our own humanity and even though there's a beast inside all of us, what sets us apart from the animals is that we can think, feel, dream and love. And against all odds, against all instinct, we evolve." - "Grey's Anatomy"

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
San Bernardino, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, “Then To The Elements Be Free”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Then To The Elements Be Free”* by Chet Raymo “Be cheerful, Sir. Our revels are now ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air; And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on: and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.” “Surely one of the most beautiful passages in all of dramatic literature... more »

A3 Newsletter: Bail Hearing for Albert Woodfox on Monday, March 2 --Come to Baton Rouge to Support Albert

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 3 hours ago
*MEDIA:* Judicial system's treatment of two Angola inmates resembles a lottery, by James Gill We've just received word that Albert's bail hearing will proceed on Monday, March 2nd at 9:30am in Courtroom 6 of the US Middle District Court in Baton Rouge (777 Florida St.). Albert will be present; and though we know it is short notice, local supporters are urged to attend if at all possible. If you have not yet done so, please sign the Amnesty International petition calling on Gov. Jindal to not oppose bail for Albert. *Albert Release Arguments Heat Up as Monday's Bail Hearing Approa... more »

In Memoriam, How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

"OPSEC for Activists, Because Encryption Isn’t Enough: An Honest Conversation About Evading Spies”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"OPSEC for Activists, Because Encryption Isn’t Enough:* *An Honest Conversation About Evading Spies”* by Bill Blunden “None of the claims of what comsec works is to be taken saltless: Tor, OTR, ZTRP are lures.” — “Cryptome”, December 30, 2014. “In the aftermath of Ed Snowden’s disclosures the American public has been deluged with talking points that advocate strong encryption as a universal solution for regaining our privacy. Unfortunately the perception of strong encryption as a panacea is flawed. In this report I’ll explain why strong encryption isn’t enough and then present some... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: “Road-Tripping With Jesus? 6 Batsh*t Crazy Right-Wing GOP State Bills”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Road-Tripping With Jesus?* * 6 Batsh*t Crazy Right-Wing GOP State Bills”* By Gary Legum “While the national press focuses on the shenanigans in Washington, DC with the new Republican-controlled Congress, GOP-led state legislatures continue pushing bills that can variously be described as pernicious, contemptible or outright absurd. Here are five recent areas where state legislation has pushed the boundaries of either constitutional permissibility or common sense. *1. We Don’t Need No Education: *Oklahoma made headlines last week when a legislative committee voted 11 to 4 in favor... more »

Chicago-- Historian Rick Perlstein Speaks Up For His City

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
History is being made in Chicago. Eighteen months ago, I wrote about how a hydra-headed protest movement against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s agenda of privatization, austerity, and authoritarian governance was changing the face of politics in the Windy City. Now, it’s close to achieving a miracle: ending Rahm Emanuel’s political career once and for all. In the first round of Chicago’s mayoral election on February 24th, Rahm Emanuel came a shocking five points shy of the 50 percent he needed to win reelection outright-- performing three points shy of the final pre-election polls. Chicago... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 27, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg:* *How Spock Became a Sex Symbol* *When "Star Trek" debuted in 1966, showing a beautiful black woman and a dashing Asian man as bridge officers was an idealistic political statement. Turning someone who looked like Leonard Nimoy into a sex symbol, however, was entirely unintentional.Before he played Spock, Nimoy, who died today at 83, played a surprising number of parts as Indians and Mexicans in the Old West. With his long, thin face, prominent nose and deep smile lines, he looked like The Other.* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February ...more »

World News Briefs -- February 27, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow* *(Reuters) - Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday.Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the Russian capital.* *MIDDLE EAST* Eight killed in *Baghdad bombs and rocket fire*. U.S. begins vetting Syrian rebels *for military training: Pentagon*. Islamic State statue-smashing in Iraq *... more »

Smiling piles of poop, what passes for art today, and what's up with the trolls?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*in reverse order (sort of)* As many of my readers know, I'm usually more interested in comments on an article rather than the article itself. I garner many bits of information from commenters. and I like to hear what other people have to say. Every site has it's share of trolls; those people who show up to annoy us and do their best to derail the conversation. Hence the advice to "not feed the trolls." Many of these people are paid by lefty organizations to infiltrate conservative sites and create havoc. However, starting about two weeks ago, I noticed that many big sites like A... more »

Breaking News: Friday False Flag takes place in Moscow - politician assassinated UPDATED

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 4 hours ago
*UPDATE: Friday, February 27, 2015* - Paul Craig Roberts has reached the same conclusion as I have. I would really love Putin to use this opportunity *to school the US on how an assassination investigation SHOULD be conducted. * When the CIA hands you a lemon...someone like Putin knows how to make lemonade! Breaking News: False Flag attack takes place on Friday (a favourite day for dubious newstories because of the weekend where inconvenient facts and details can be buried and forgotten). Recently, there were a lot of hysterical reports that Russians had "invaded" Ukraine with ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 27, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Atlantic Council *Business Insider:* *Russia's military exercises are WAY bigger than NATO'* *If military strength and ability was determined solely by the number of soldiers participating in military exercises, Russia would be able to steamroll through NATO without much of a second thought. * *Since 2013, Russia has launched a number of military exercises with troop numbers regularly surpassing the 100,000 personnel mark. In comparison, the largest NATO member exercise during the same time frame took part in Norway in 2014 and had 16,000 personnel. * *The following chart from T... more »

Aisha North: Welcome to the March Gathering around the Pond, Sunday March 1

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
*Welcome to the March Gathering around the Pond**, Sunday March 1* February 27, 2015 in Gatherings around the Pond Dear family of light! Time seems to pass faster and faster, and this upcoming Sunday it is already March 1, and at 21:00 Oslo time we will once again have our monthly Gathering around the Pond. This is what the CCs want to share about it: “And so it is time for all of you to come together once again to make way through the ethers by way of organising your own energetic fields in such a way, the combined effects of it will once again be sufficient to move mountains o... more »

Transpicuous News: Special Report on the Middle East

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 5 hours ago
Welcome to tonight's Transpicuous News Special Report on the Middle East. http://transpicuousnews.blogspot.com/2015/02/transpicuous-news-feb-26-2015-special.html Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use of its airspace to strike Iran – report http://rt.com/news/235923-saudis-airspace-israel-iran/ Inside Gaza's tunnels, militants get ready for the next war http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31637592 U.S., Iran Explore Option of 10-Year Nuclear Freeze http://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-nuclear-talks-make-progress-says-u-s-official-1424712004 Israel is galloping to the next war in Gaza...more »

The Roswell Slides and Me

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 5 hours ago
This story actually begins in July 2011 when Tom Carey, Don Schmitt and I were all at the Roswell Festival. Tom suggested that he and I head over to Church’s Fried Chicken for lunch and I’m not one to refuse an invitation for Church’s. At lunch Tom said that he had been thinking about doing a sort of ultimate Roswell book and wondered if I was interested in that. I said that I was, but didn’t mention that I had contacted a publisher about just such a book a couple of months earlier. I hadn’t heard back and thought this might present a problem if the publisher made some sort of offe... more »

Transcend the Ego and the Illusion of the Self

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Video - *Author of *Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion*, describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices can be used to transcend one's ego. The post Transcend the Ego and the Illusion of the Self appeared first on Waking Times.

Is Your Favorite Soda Carcinogenic?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Waking Times* - A new study out of Johns Hopkins has revealed that one of the most popular soda ingredients poses a cancer risk to soda drinkers. The post Is Your Favorite Soda Carcinogenic? appeared first on Waking Times.

Spock is dead in this Universe!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
RIP Leonard Nimroy Pathfinder, hero logic icon.

Transpicuous News: Special Report on Middle East - in 10 minutes

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
I will be going Live on CCN in 10 minutes- at 9:30 pm GMT- 4:30 pm EST, ... with a special News Update Report on the Middle East. You can watch the live stream here on RTS, on the CCN video viewer on the right side bar, or watch directly on CCN : http://www.consciousconsumernetwork.tv

'Jihadi John' Does Not Fit The Typical Profile For A Terrorist (Or Does He?)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Peter Bergen, CNN*: *'Jihadi John': The bourgeois terrorist* *(CNN)This is how top national security reporters Souad Mekhennet and Adam Goldman of the Washington Post, who broke the story that Mohammed Emwazi has been identified as the notorious ISIS terrorist known as "Jihadi John," describe him: "a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming."They go on to say that Emwazi "was raised in a middle-class neighborhood in London" and attended the University of Westminster, which is a university in Lon... more »

VIDEO: Former NSA Director Heckled for Calling Himself a “Libertarian”

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
*Ben Swann* Gen. Michael Hayden, former Director of the National Security Agency, was called out on Friday by audience members, after he called himself a “libertarian” at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

A orillas del farol

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 7 hours ago

Minnesota Commie Muslim Keith Ellison dances in his office to celebrate Net Neutrality...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*all I need to know about Net Neutrality is who supports it and is overjoyed it passed.* via Weasel Zippers: Yet another *reason not to live in Minnesota* - land of two seasons: winter and mosquito.

Camino a las montañas - Amazing Mountains View

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 7 hours ago

Bahe: The Big Mountain Dineh Resistance: Still a Cornerstone

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
The Big Mountain Dineh Resistance: Still A Cornerstone By NaBahe (Bahe) Keediniihii (Katenay) 2015 Shared with permission at Censored News Big Mountain, Dinehtah (Navajo Lands) – In this remote high desert which is mostly covered with juniper and pinon pine forest in northeastern Arizona lays a region known as Black Mesa. The region was once so pristine but in the 1960s, Peabody

Black Mesa Ida Mae Clinton 'Stop your fears! Believe strongly in yourself!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
‘Stop your fears! Believe strongly in yourself!’ - Ida Mae Clinton, Star Mountain Shared with permission from Bahe of Big Mountain's Sheep Dog Nation Rocks. Thank you! By Ron Lester Whyte Sheep Dog Nation Rocks Sheep Dog Nation Rocks publisher Bahe Katenay shared this article. It is written by an African American supporter of Dineh resisting relocation. The supporter, Ron Lester Whyte,

New York City Terror Trial Reveals Osama Bin Laden's Secret Ties To Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 when Navy SEALS raided his secret lair in Pakistan. STR/REUTERS *Weekly Standard:* *New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran* *Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting.* *This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. And prosecutors say the documents are essential for understandi... more »

Manantial de Agua Cristalina en las rocas

José Luis Ávila Herrera at FOTOFRONTERA - 8 hours ago

The Heat discusses US foreign policy in the Middle East

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Photo: U.S. embassy in Yemen. Source.* *Title: The Heat discusses US foreign policy in the Middle East. Source: CCTV America. Date Published: February 26, 2015. Description: * With Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya all ravaged by conflict, ISIL is gaining ground and Israelis and Palestinians are still no closer to peace. Has U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa failed? Does this question even need to be asked? The answer is in-your-face. The video below also forgot to mention that *the Taliban is set to reclaim what it lost in Afghanistan* in the coming years with Pa... more »

The Underwater Discovery That Could Rewrite European Prehistory

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*David Keys* - Remarkable new archaeological discoveries are likely to completely rewrite a key part of British prehistory. The post The Underwater Discovery That Could Rewrite European Prehistory appeared first on Waking Times.

Chemtrailed "Dog Fight" over coast of Morocco Feb 25, 2015

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 8 hours ago
Wednesday February 25, 2015 started, what was to be a very "interesting day", off with an aerial circus. We are on the northern coast of Morocco, facing the Med and just across from Spain. At 8:30am (GMT) the horizon as far as the eye could see was a beautiful clear blue. Then it started.... Directly in front of our house, what looked at first to be a very drunken pilot trying his hand at sky writing, turned into what can only be described as an aerial "Dog Fight" involving two jets..... Within minutes of the aerial drunken acrobatics beginning, we watched as Chemplane and ... more »

Disney on Ice back in Salt Lake City

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
Disney on Ice is headed back to Salt Lake City in just a few weeks and they are bringing lots of holiday cheer with them! Disney on Ice is one of our favorite events and we never miss it! I love to take my girls, all dressed up like their favorite princesses and head out for a fun night. This years show is called Let's Celebrate. [image: Disney on Ice 1] *DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS LET’S CELEBRATE!**PRESENTED BY STONYFIELD YOKIDS ORGANIC YOGURT**JOIN THE PARTY IN SALT LAKE CITY, MARCH 4 – 8*Make an ordinary day extraordinary when *Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! *brings more t... more »

Jeju Film & Activists Coming to Bath

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Hee Eun “Silver” Park and Paco Michelson, peace activists from the Jeju Island Anti-Naval Base struggle, will be Bath (Maine) on March 20 for film showing at Grace Episcopal Church (Washington St) at 7:00 pm .... and then on Saturday, March 21 they will join the statewide protest at BIW at 11:30 am. Since 2007, the people of Gangjeong village on Jeju Island and their supporters have struggled everyday against state violence, corporate power, war profiteering, and environmental destruction. They have done so nonviolently and passionately. As a result of their work for peace, the t... more »

Feb.27: The Moncton Twit and Tinsel

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
There really is little to talk about in today's paper. The big story is that students have missed 8 to 13 days of schools this year - and the teachers' union says teachers cannot be ordered to make up that time. Funny thing about that story. Nobody has asked them to make up for those days. So why has the teachers' union made such a statement. Obviously, the reporter for the story asked them. But why would a reporter ask for the union to make a response to an order nobody had given? And, since nothing has really happened, why is this a front page headline at all? To answer that, thi... more »

Kiev Conscripts 800 Protesting Coal Miners

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
By Oleg Tyshkevich *Translated from Russian by J. Hawk * The coal miners of Western Ukraine who threatened a large-scale rebellion due to the three- month delay of salaries are being inducted into the army. 800 rebellious miners received notices directly from military commissars who delivered them to the coal mines. According to the deputy mayor of Novovolynsk, Eduard Savik, the notices were delivered to coal mines no. 1 and no. 9 in Novovolynsk, which the state is planning to close. That’s where the majority of rebellious miners is employed. The miners blocked highways s... more »

Rumours of UKIP's Demise are Very Much Exaggerated

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
More's the pity. There has been some talk (or is it wishful thinking?) that UKIP are a busted flush. They've had their moment, but shit's getting real. As people with lives and interests outside of politics start thinking about who should form the next government, the purple barmy army aren't going to get much of a look-in. So, the argument goes, expect their polling numbers to fall steadily between now and May. It's only February, but most polls might be indicative of a trend about to set in. This from UK Polling Report: Time will tell if this is significant or not. Yet this hasn't... more »

Leonard Nimoy 'Mr. Spock' Dead At 83

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in "Star Trek." Paramount Television *My Comment:* Live long and prosper Mr. Nimoy.

Corruption Is China's Biggest Military Weakness

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, meets with delegates of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) attending a seminar on Party building, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Gang) *Business Insider/Reuters*:* Corruption in China's military is so bad that it might undermine their ability to wage war* *BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military can only achieve its modernization goals if it respects the law, the Central Military Commission said... more »

New Jersey Christiecrats and Pipelines-- Perfect Together?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
In the 1980s, a New Jersey tourism commercial featuring then Governor Tom Kean, Sr. made Kean famous for the tag line, “New Jersey and you-- perfect together.” Kean’s idiosyncratic pronunciation of “perfect together” made it a catch phrase, even a punch line in jokes, during his administration and beyond. Thirty years later, it still strikes a chord here. And it aptly sums up the relationship between Christiecrats and pipelines. Longtime *DWT* readers will remember the Christiecrats, the nominal Democrats from South Jersey controlled by corrupt South Jersey machine boss George No... more »

Many Of China's Neighbors Prepare For War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Boys Toys vs. Geography -- Alessio Patalano, The Diplomat Wall Street Journal: China’s Neighbors Bulk Up Militaries Despite Beijing’s efforts to cool tensions, many nations prepare for potential conflict MANILA—China’s neighbors are moving forward with the modernization of their militaries with new fighter jets, submarines and other hardware, even as Beijing has tried to tamp down territorial tensions in the region. The military buildup is an indication that many Asian countries see little reason to adjust their long-term preparations for potential friction with China, despite ... more »

Obamanet is harmful

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
The FCC has approved some proposal to establish "net neutrality", probably treating the packets on par with electricity, gas, or feces in the sewerage system – instead of information services which is how the Internet data have been classified so far. Even though those 300+ pages should have been posted on the FCC website yesterday, I can't find it. The whole institution seems to be a complete mess. Despite the absence of the document, lots of clueless people celebrate this "achievement". Exceptions – sensible reactions – are rare. Matt Walsh of The Blaze, an information ecosystem... more »

10 reasons why the DHS shutdown is the best thing that will never happen

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 10 hours ago
Alissa Kokkins With the House set to debate a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to avert the looming DHS shutdown today, mainstream media is doing its usual thing with the DHS narrative. Story after story about the DHS shutdown from mainstream media is angled with doom and drama. Gasp! If DHS shuts down, whatever shall we do? Who is to blame? Democrats or Republicans? As usual, the most important point is being overlooked by MSM: A DHS shutdown would be fucking awesome! Let’s face it, there has been nothing but ++fascism and civil liberty abuses since DHS was founded on... more »

One Million Milkweeds for the Monarchs Campaign

cowboss at WALLACE SPRINGS ECO CENTRE - 10 hours ago
"Because the monarch population is basically in a downward spiral, getting milkweed in the ground is the most important thing." ~Tyler Flockhart, a conservation biologist and researcher at the University of Guelph. Become a friend by sponsoring 100, 500, or 2000 milkweed plants This is exactly what be are prepared to do at Wallace Springs working in cooperation with Mailand Valley Conservation Authority. The land is committed, much of the seed was harvested last fall and is currently being stratified, planting arrangements are substantially in place and with a little help from our f... more »

Big Hero 6 Baymax Cake with Homemade Fondant

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6Release #CollectiveBias Have you seen Big Hero 6 yet? We absolutely love it in our house. This darling story of a little boy trying to overcome tragedy is sweet and endearing. My daughter loves that they become super heroes in the movie and I love that they become heroes by using their intelligence. Most of the people on the team are incredible inventors and they use that skill to help save the world. I love that this film makes it exciting to be smart. My daughter has ... more »

Giveaway: Step 2 Play Up Gym Set

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
My daughters love all our of Step 2 toys, and so I am so excited to bring you this awesome giveaway today! It's been pretty cold lately across much of the US and that has us thinking one thing - Spring! We can't wait to get back outside and enjoy some warmth and sunshine! Thanks to the generous people at Step2, one lucky family is going to have a brand new Play Up Gym Set to enjoy once all the snow melts! The Step2 Company, headquartered in Streetsboro, Ohio, is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics. Th... more »

Are The U.S. And China Destined For War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Harry J. Kazianis, National Interest*: *The Ultimate Nightmare: Are the U.S. and China Destined for War?* *Will the eagle and the dragon meet on the battlefield?There is no geo-strategic relationship of more importance than that of the U.S. and China. Yet, tensions between Washington and Beijing over the last few years have been building. Over the last few weeks I have been exploring on these pages some of the pathways the unthinkable could happen: a U.S.-China war. We have also been exploring the various paths to victory both sides could utilize. While all of this is importan... more »

U.S. Claims China Is 'Aggressively' Expanding Into South China Sea. Orders Regular Spy Plane Flights

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane conducts flyovers above the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in the Atlantic Ocean in this US Navy picture taken on Feb 3, 2012. The United States has flown its most advanced surveillance plane from a military base in the Philippines over flashpoint areas of the South China Sea, Filipino authorities said on Friday, Feb 27, 2015. Photo: Reuters *Voice of America/Reuters:* *Advanced US Surveillance Plane Patrols S. China Sea * *MANILA — The United States has begun flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, out of the Philipp... more »

Why Did The U.S. Army Spy On Medal of Honor Recipient Will Swenson?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Medal of Honor Hall recipient former Army Capt. William D. Swenson holds a frame with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during the ceremony to induct Swenson into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, Oct. 16, 2013. The frame contains a portrait and information about Swenson. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp *Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast:* *Exclusive: Army Spied on Hero Over Amazon Review* *President Obama gave this outspoken, brave soldier the Medal of Honor. The Army dug through his trash and bothered his girlfriend.* *Will Swenson is officially an American war hero, awarde... more »

WHO IS NICHOLAS KRISTOF: A Dimmesdale, perhaps a Gantry?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015Part 4—Self-anointed, racially-nagging light unto the world:* Where do you start with a journalistic problem like Nicholas Kristof? If memory serves, the problem started in earnest for us with his pimping of the latest feel-good tale about the achievement gap. Here he was in 2007, stating his newest true belief. Upper-end scribes gain wisdom like this from attendance at too many TED Talks: KRISTOF (5/1/07): The reality is that paper credentials can't predict who will be an effective teacher... *Yet teachers still vary tremendously in their effectiveness... more »

Who reads my shise?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
This was the question the Empower of China asked for six thousand years. No satisfactory answer every came from the bowels of the bureaucracy that fronted him. As a result he fell to a better idea. That's a heartwarming tale.

Chinese Diplomat Lectures The West On Respecting Russia's Security Concerns Over Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.(Reuters / How Hwee Yong) *Reuters*: *Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia's security concerns over Ukraine* *Western powers should take into consideration Russia's legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow's position in the crisis.* *Qu Xing, China's ambassador to Belgium, was quoted by state news agency Xinhua late on Thursday as blaming competition between Russia and the West for the Ukraine crisis, u... more »

The 'Witch Hunt' And Purge Begins In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Ukraine President Poroshenko *Mark Varga, National Interest:* *Exposed: Ukraine's Massive Witch Hunt* *Tackling corruption, or an old-fashioned purge?It has become somewhat of a cliché to say that Ukraine is Europe’s most corrupt country. While the the IMF agreed on February 12 to extend to Kyiv a new $17.5 billion rescue package over four years in exchange for continued structural reforms, the real question is if staving off the country from an imminent default at the hands of international creditors (read, Russia) would be enough. Why? Because one of the unanswered questions fo... more »

In factory updates

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
I am sitting in my chair not quite blown away gripping the arm grips wishing all the cognitive dissionce would just go away because as the sayer say it means nothing to your gas mileage and wher you WASP and you prey So now we are all bob dylan in our outrage and we sit together on desolation row just waiting for some chance to contribute to a faux foe when we listen closely and realise the depths of our despair are all preventable.

You got an ugly Viagaina

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
those are words we will never hear. Thinkaboot the suroundring tissue and tell me how much I say is true?

An Astronaut’s Search for Peace thru Understanding Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Debbie West* - “Consciousness is the third component to the equation of energy and matter that together combine to explain non local science on a quantum level." The post An Astronaut’s Search for Peace thru Understanding Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Western Concerns Rise On Ukraine Corruption As They Prepare To Provide Billions In Aid

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Robin Emmott and Anna Yukhananov, Reuters*:* Insight: West's offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check* *(Reuters) - Western powers are preparing what they say may be their most potent weapon against Moscow's interference in Ukraine - a multi billion dollar aid package to rebuild a near-bankrupt state and realize the European dream cherished by many Ukrainians.There is just one problem: foreign governments and international financing institutions are not willing to pour money into a dysfunctional state. Only this week the businessman brought in by the new authorities to clea... more »

Ukraine Pays For One Day Of Gas Supplies, Russia Demands More

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Pipes and valves are seen at an underground gas storage facility in the village of Mryn, 120 km (75 miles) north of Kiev May 21, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Gleb Garanich *Reuters:* *Ukraine sends small prepayment for Russian gas* ** Ukraine sent $15 mln payment* Gazprom had threatened to cut off supply* European Commission has proposed talks next Monday* No threat to gas for Europe -Ukraine officialKIEV/KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Ukraine has sent a small prepayment of $15 million to Russia for March natural gas deliveries, energy officials from the two sides said on ... more »

Histrory has its merries

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
the world we live in everyday has some weakness in the stupid wya the dominate specs keeps fucking up the HVAC filter and worse than that the stupid monkees demand beyond belief less oxygen Imagine a mob hit the thug has a silver plated gun at your head telling you to admit there is no climate change What can you do in this situation expect die well It makes no difference do I have to explain its like stopping some one settting your tent on fire/

After Two Days Of Calm The First Combat Deaths Are Being Reported In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (R) visits the National Defence University in Kiev, February 27, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters *Deutsche Welle:* *Ukraine reports first casualties after two days of calm* *The Ukrainian army has reported its first casualties after two days in which no fatalities were reported. President Petro Poroshenko has again warned of an ongoing military threat "from the east." Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters in Kyiv on Friday that despite a ceasefire that fina... more »

A Paramedic's View Of The War In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Alik Sardarian waits for injured soldiers outside Artemivsk hospital. Anastasia Vlasova for Newsweek *Maxim Tucker, Newsweek*: *One Paramedic's War in Ukraine, From Maidan to Debaltseve* *A column of Ukrainian troop trucks rumbled across the frozen, pitted ground. Slowed by a full load of soldiers each, their drivers strained to see through mud-spattered windscreens in the early morning light.Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers had started their retreat from the besieged city of Debaltseve in the dead of night on 18 February, but the rising sun was making the trucks and their trai... more »

Introduction to My Essay on the Failed Regime of US Radiation Protection

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
The government of radiation is predicated upon the idea that “low levels” of contamination produced by the nuclear-industrial-military complex pose relatively few and predictable risks to impacted human populations and ecologies. Consequently, using cost-benefit analyses of radiation risks and benefits, government agencies in nuclear nations allow routine contamination by radionuclides, although each nation sets official limits and deploys government bureaucracies to monitor and evaluate exposure levels. Decades ago, authorities from governmental regulatory agencies ... more »

Digging And Looking For Retrieving Dead Soldiers At Donetsk Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Moscow Times *Reuters*: *Ukrainian prisoners forced to hunt for dead comrades in airport rubble* *The gunmen lined up around 20 pale-looking prisoners in two silent rows in the ruins of the airport terminal. Somehow still clinging to a wall pulverized by bullets and artillery was a sign marked "Lost and Found".* *The captured Ukrainian soldiers had been brought into the ruins of the airport and ordered to hunt for the dead bodies of their comrades under pieces of concrete.* *WNU Editor: *A breach of the Geneva rules when it comes to treating prisoners .... but here is an interest... more »

National Adjunct Walkout Day

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
The first happened this week in Arizona. Here is part of the story from Bill Moyers and Co.: On Wednesday, adjunct faculty at the University of Arizona (UA), myself included, walked out and taught-in as part of the first-ever National Adjunct Walkout Day. At least 300 of us — adjunct professors, students and tenure-tracked faculty — came out to the campus mall, deciding to dig in and call for fair wages and better working conditions for the part-time, temporary employees who make up the majority of higher education instructors. I’ve been teaching creative writing classes at UA sin... more »

Millennials, Stress, and Making Ends Meet

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours ago
Dees Illustration Susan Boskey *People only see what they are prepared to see. *-- Ralph Waldo Emerson A new survey provides yet another window into the challenges faced by the Millennial generation, (currently 18-33 years old). In December 2014, the U.S. Census told us that 1 in 5 Millennials live below the poverty line and have lower rates of employment compared to their Baby Boomer parents of a similar age. In February 2015, the American Psychological Association (APA) piled on with their own survey and report, "Stress in America: Missing the Health Care Connection." The re... more »

The Pervasiveness of Right-Wing Garbage Culture

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
I have no idea who those two people (in the picture above of two young news anchors - in case the image is lost later) are, other than that they're news anchors. I put them up there because I wonder just how so many Canadians can be supportive of the draconian police-state bill C-51, and, indeed, the whole Great Bullshit War on Terror (GBWT). Even initially. Even if just at first glance. And I'm moved to speculate that it might be two things: Television news and the ranting of "Crazy Uncle Liberty." (This is the right-wing relative who emails you shit about the Muslims and about Ju... more »

The Russian Economy Is Not Going To Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A man reads a newspaper under signs with currency exchange rates in Moscow, November 28, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov *Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg:** No, Obama, Russia's Economy Isn't 'in Tatters* *Western politicians and pundits should be more careful with their predictions for the Russian economy: Reports of its demise may prove to be premature.* *Bashing the Russian economy has lately become a popular pastime. In his state of the nation address last month, U.S. President Barack Obama said it was "in tatters." And yesterday, Anders Aslund of the Peterson Institute for ... more »

GOP Flagellates Itself With CPAC Again

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Sen. Ernst and CPAC were ready for each other Republican politicians-- with great trepidation-- are putting themselves through CPAC again. Awesome for fringe crackpots like Sharon Angle, Sarah Palin and Louie Gohmert and scammers like Brent Bozell and Donald Trump; less alluring for anyone trying to maintain any semblance of mainstream credibility. Some may even be concerned that one of the sponsors of the the annual conclave, which kicked off yesterday, is a blatantly racist organization with ugly fascist ties. I'm not certain if Todd Akin, who is exploring a primary against Missour... more »

I am fighting with Dr Bethune

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Of all the freedom fighters in Canadian History none is more famous or has greater modern acknowledgement than Norman Bethune He went to China to help the communist overcome the Kum in tong His side won and his place in history was multiplied by many factors to permanent greatness Fast forward to today Steve Harper would have taken his passport away and stripped him of any medical licence long before he even thought of getting away. If they rounded up all his friends it would shut down the U of T and still if would be called and action of democracy Today we have two classes o... more »

CHockey Tin Tin

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Jarred Tinorti is like favorite Westminster pup. Did Montreal draft him because of his great bloodlines or his superhuman girth? My math may be off but at 26 Ottawa traded away Chara. Now there was some question about his worth but it was no were near what Montreal must consider about Tin Tin. On the other hand there is Nickolas Lindstrom who never switched on till his thirties. Fact is that players of mass and wingspan are the rarest of elements in the game today. Some people say being a genius is only a matter of spending 10,000 hours at it. In hockey this may be more true than... more »

Too Far? Teacher Caught Displaying a "Student Terrorist List"

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Amanda Warren Last week, a St. Pete high school teacher was stuck in hot water over shaming students by placing their names on a "student terrorist list" and posting it on the door. It is unclear what was the motive for his actions. The teacher, however, went so far as to give the blacklisted students Arabic sounding alias names. While the teacher sounds like he might have a screw loose - is he in reality doing what he was trained to do? In other words, was he doing "his job" but just went one tad too far? See below for more. Notably, it doesn't appear that he... more »

Comments to HHS about Mandatory Vaccinations due March 9th

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours ago
Catherine J. Frompovich Ms. Rebecca Fish, Senior Policy Advisor / Email:Rebecca.Fish@hhs.gov U.S. Health & Human Services Ref: Federal Register Doc. 2015-02481 – NAIP Comment due date 3-9-15 Dear Senior Policy Adviser Rebecca Fish: As requested in the Federal Register of 2-5-15, please accept my comments regarding mandatory adult vaccinations in the USA, the NAIP. Realistically, most of the information promulgated about vaccines really needs to be revisited for accuracy, transparency, and scientific facts. Furthermore, misleading bureaucratic promotional information should n...more »

Have You Discovered the Dirty Little Secret of Almonds?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Barbara Minton* - In 2007, it became illegal for raw almonds to be sold in the U.S. Now almonds are processed with these dirty little secrets that you need to know... The post Have You Discovered the Dirty Little Secret of Almonds? appeared first on Waking Times.

Watch This Cop Try to Destroy Video Evidence of Police Brutality

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Joshua Krause Last year, students from the University of Massachusetts were celebrating their annual pre-St. Patrick’s Day holiday known as “Blarney Blowout.” As you might expect, when thousands of kids gather to get drunk before spring break and St. Patrick's Day, they can get pretty rowdy. What most people didn’t expect at the time, was that the police would respond with a cadre of riot cops to disperse the crowd. A total of 73 people were arrested for disorderly conduct, violating liquor laws, and inciting a riot. However, there was one student among them who didn’t appear to ... more »

Activist Alert: Help Shutdown Chicago's Secret Detention Center

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Nick Bernabe Various activist groups and concerned citizens are coming together to oppose the Chicago Police’s secret torture detention center also known as Homan Square. A bombshell report from The Guardian detailed Homan Square’s practices on Tuesday. We concluded from the report that, Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.” From violations of due process to torture, the revelations raise serious concerns about the deteriorating state of freedom and justice in the United States. Activists will take part in a social media s... more »

Continued Heavy Emissions from Units 1-3 (and perhaps 4)

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Steam or hot gas is visibly emerging from units 1 and 2 in this cropped screenshot: That said, Unit 3 still seems to be the main source of the heaviest atmospheric emissions: Netc is showing moderately elevated radiation levels throughout Japan. US levels are not reported as higher than average, statistically, but when I looked at the RadNet charts I was appalled by new normal levels in places such as Bakersfield:

Compelling Portraits of People Who Abandoned Civilization for Life in the Wilderness

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
*Photographer Antoine Bruy not only traveled and lived with off-grid families for three years, but captured captivating photos of their Walden-esque existence.* *Image Credit: Antoine Bruy* *Art The System* In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, most people can only dream about escaping to the quiet isolation of the rural countryside. French photographer Antoine Bruy, however, turned that dream into a reality when he hitchhiked across Europe from 2010 to 2013, wandering through remote mountain regions without any fixed destination or route in mind. Along the way, he me... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Just finishing up on a project right now. Stuck in meetings this morning. Blogging will resume at 10:00 EST. "Military and Intelligence News Briefs" and "World News Briefs" will be posted at the end of the day.

An Early Election?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.evidentia.net/ Two days ago, rumours were circulating that we were in for an early election. So far, nothing has materialized. But, having mastered the art of fear and smear politics -- and having passed Bill C-51 -- Michael Harris writes that there are lots of reasons for Stephen Harper to call an early election: It would let Harper campaign on terrorism, not his record. He has his emotional issue: “I am the strong man who will protect you from the beheaders.” A defence brief recently obtained by the CBC under Access to... more »

The Audacity of Bibi

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
*"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon.* It's better if Prime Minister Netanyahu gives the speech to Congress in March, to a half empty room it looks like. Let him make a fool of himself, as he did on the floor of the United Nations with his cartoon bomb, and as Ahmadinejad did at Columbia University when he said there were no gays in Iran. LOL. Hopefully, Netanyahu will go the way of Ahmadinejad. The world has had enough of irrational messianic leaders who make foolish statements and pour fuel on fires. If Netanyahu wants the world to burn so much he... more »

Europe Watch ( February 27 , 2015 ) - Greece negotiations , Greek economic / politics and Troika watch ........ Data and Europe bond market distortions ..... Ukraine and Russia in focus ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
Evening tweets..... fred walton retweeted *RT* @RT_com · 13m13 minutes ago Vigil for Boris #Nemtsov will replace planned anti-crisis rally on 1st March - LIVE UPDATES http://on.rt.com/3l2mqo [image: Embedded image permalink] fred walton retweeted *Sputnik* @SputnikInt · 2h2 hours ago MORE: #Moscow police identify license plate number of the car shots were fired from http://bit.ly/1EUAbnY #Nemtsov [image: Embedded image permalink] fred walton retweeted *Sputnik* @SputnikInt · 3h3 hours ago UPDATE:2 hours before his shooting #Nemtsov interviewed by a radio sta... more »

Islamic State: Iraq minorities 'threatened with eradication' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31655433 on the continuing eradication of non Muslims from another part of the Islamic world. 'Islamic State militants are trying to eradicate Iraqi minority groups from large parts of the country, human rights organisations have warned. A report details summary executions, forced conversions, rape and other abuses suffered by minorities. Such acts are tantamount to war crimes, and in some cases, genocide, it argues. Iraqi minorities face a "threat to their existence", said the Institute of International Law and Human Rig... more »

US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31656222 does contain a very important truth. "Islamic terrorists can do whatever they like. They can kill people with no qualms whatsoever." Of course those words aren't those of the BBC who would never link the word terrorists with the word Islamic.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Executive order could make building in N.O. 'impossible,' some say* *New Orleans to sell 3,000 tax-adjudicated properties in first-ever online auctions ~Robert McClendon * *Lafitte Greenway spurring development plans in Mid-City ~Richard Thompson, New Orleans Advocate * *WWNO's 'Silent Drive' Is Happening Right Now*

Jihadi John Says Fund the Department of Homeland Security

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 16 hours ago
It has been a week filled with ludicrous, over the top fear mongering as the clock ticks down on fully funding the Department of Homeland Security. First it was the alleged terrorist plot to attack the Mall of America, a danger to the public that was pimped across all five Sunday morning McNews shows by DHS boss Jeh Johnson. Then there was yet another busting of domestic ISIS "recruits" who ended up being a few pathetic losers who were entrapped by the Feds. But the granddaddy of them all just happens to conveniently pop up on the day prior to the expiration of funding DHS. Anyone... more »

The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction February 28-March 1, 2015 A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading experts in disarmament, political science, existential risk, artificial intelligence, anthropology, medicine, nuclear weapons and other nuclear issues will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on Feb 28-March 1, 2015. The public is welcome. A project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation *Venue: The New York Academy of Medicine*. 1216 Fifth Ave @ 103rd St. NY, NY 10029 *THE EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED at: http://totalwebcastin... more »

25 Facts About the Pharmaceutical Industry, Vaccines and “Anti-Vaxers” by Julie Lévesque

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
25 Facts About the Pharmaceutical Industry, Vaccines and “Anti-Vaxers” by Julie Lévesque Global Resarch Canada, 25 February 2015 *During the recent measles outbreak, the mainstream media blamed the epidemic solely on non vaccinated children, even though people who were vaccinated caught the disease and some vaccines have proven to be inefficient in the past. Without the slightest nuance, the mainstream media constantly portrays people reluctant to accept just any vaccine as “anti-vaxers”, irresponsible and misinformed people, relying on irrational fears and the one and on... more »

China’s Air Force Sets Up in High Schools to Train Teen Top Guns

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
China’s air force is offering pilot training to high school students in its latest attempt to attract young and qualified recruits needed to upgrade the People’s Liberation Army. Flight training will be provided for about 1,000 successful applicants, age 14 to 16, in selected high schools, according to a statement jointly issued by the ministries of education, public security and the PLA general political department on Thursday. The training will start later this year. The student pilot training program is the most recent in a slew of initiatives the Chinese air force has taken to ... more »

Exelis to develop and supply pneumatic missile eject launchers for Saab Aeronautics

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Saab Gripen E/F]Exelis has signed a business agreement with Saab Aeronautics to develop, supply and support Pneumatic Missile Eject Launcher pylons (PMEL) for use on Saab’s next generation Gripen E multirole fighter aircraft. The PMEL will enable powered ejection of Meteor and AMRAAM (AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile) from the fuselage underside. The agreement is long-term, covering the entire operational life of the Gripen E and includes follow-on and upgrades to the system. Read more

Transpicuous News Feb 26, 2015: Smokey Subways and Chemtraily Skys

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Welcome to Transpicuous News on Feb 26th, 2015. After a very rocky start on Wednesday, we finally had to give up on doing the Transpicuous News Midweek report on the CCN LIVE Stream.... as we suddenly encountered a technical "glitch" that no one could explain nor had ever seen happen before on Live Stream..... I go into the details of that adventure in the Midweek report, that I finally ended up recording and uploading to YouTube. It's been an interesting week my friends- there are a lot of things "shaking out" right now, and I suspect this is only the beginning of the surprise... more »

Pakistan Inducts China-Built Eagle AWACS Into Air Force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Karakoram Eagle AWACS aircraft]Pakistan air force on Thursday inducted the advanced China-built Karakoram Eagle AWACS aircraft, capable of detecting hostile aerial and sea surface targets far before ground-based radars regardless of their height. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said the new aircraft were inducted into its premier No 4 Squadron at ceremony held at an operational PAF base in Karachi. "With the addition of AWACS, Pakistan air defence is now able to look deeper in enemy territory, be it land or sea," the air force said. Read more

US sends spy plane to patrol West Philippine Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]The United States has begun flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, out of the Philippines for patrols over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), the US Navy said on Thursday, acknowledging the flights for the first time. The United States, the Philippines' oldest and closest ally, has promised to share "real time" information on what is happening in Philippine waters as China steps up its activities in the South China Sea. China claims most of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne t... more »

Russia’s Bear: The old-fashioned plane still thriving

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates. It first rumbled into the skies back in the early 1950s, an aerial giant that epitomised Soviet military might. Even its codename – ‘Bear’ – underlined its great size and strength. When the Tupolev Tu-95 first appeared in front of Western observers in 1956, it did so amid a revolutionary surge in aviation design; the decade after the end of World War II saw jet technology become ascendant. Yet ... more »

Navy's New Maritime Strategy Includes More Destroyers to Pacific

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: USS Chancellorsville (CG62)]U.S. Navy leaders' plans to forward deploy two more destroyers to Japan and base another attack submarine in Guam appear to be part of a new maritime strategy expected to be released by the Navy next month. While most of the details of the new strategy for the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard will not yet be discussed by Navy officials, the effort does include a new examination of the sea-services' ability to forward deploy and project power in global hotspots such as the Pacific theater and Middle East. "The sea services have updated the maritime s... more »

Japan's defense capability should not be underestimated: expert

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: DDH-183 Izumo]Japanese military expert Kazuhiko Inoue said that Japan's self defense force is capable of taking on China's People's Liberation Army even without the assistance of the United States, Tokyo's Sapio Magazine reports. Inoue said that the ability of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to resist a potential PLA invasion should not be underestimated. He also questioned whether China's warships, designed based on technologies purchased from Russia, Ukraine, Israel are really that reliable compared to their Japanese counterparts. Read more

Nato defence spending falls despite promises to reverse cuts

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Military expenditure]Despite the Ukraine crisis and increasing tensions with Russia, most Nato members are doing little to reverse the decline in their defence spending. The promises and rhetoric that they will meet the threat is not matched by reality. New research by Ian Kearns and Denitsa Raynova of the European Leadership Network (ELN) found that six countries, including two of the biggest defence spenders in Europe, the UK and Germany, will cut defence expenditure in 2015. Read more

Why the New Bomber is a Good Investment

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Lockheed Long Range Strategic Bomber Concept Art]Should the bomber go the way of the battleship? That is what T.X. Hammes recently suggested here at War on the Rocks (“Rethinking Deep Strike in the 21st Century”). Hammes urged policymakers to abandon the U.S. Air Force’s Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) program. Recalling procurement debacles like the B-2 and F-35 programs, Hammes argued that policymakers and planners should avoid the risk of another such acquisition fiasco and instead give standoff missiles and the emerging technology of autonomous drones a chance. Hammes... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up, 2/27/15”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up, 2/27/15”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to address Congress on the deal the Obama Administration is trying to do with Iran to curtail its nuclear program. No doubt, Netanyahu will warn a deal that will eventually allow Iran to get nuclear weapons will cause big problems for the world. There has been increasing friction and drama with President Obama over this address. All the drama surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress can only mean one thing–negotiations with the U.S. and Iran to ...more »

Chinese Civilisation Older Than Thought

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Chinese Civilisation Older Than Thought] The key date for the global bronze Age is 2400 BC. This is when the Great pyramid appears to have been built using access to high quality copper from Lake Superior. This was sufficient to underwrite a global metal working sea connected civilization we know as the Atlantean. Yet the size and scope screams for the existence of a long prehistory that did not much depend on a metal trade and its natural currency the metal ingot. This prehistory was land based village agriculture without the threat of mobile cavalry.. That expansi... more »

Flying Manta Ray Shaped Cryptid

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is not the first such story and we actually have seen several. What has been lacking is any form of a credible explanation. At the same time on a deeper level we do not have a good explanation for the manta ray itself. Yet we now know that ordered planar Dark Matter can be used to manipulate gravity. We are actually doing it. All of a sudden the geometry of the manta ray makes real sense as it provides a kite like layer of contained dark matter that can be charged in order to provide a change in gravitational effect. By charging up a manta ray can leave water and use i... more »

Beetroot Juice Improves Athletic Performance and Cardiovascular Health

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The instant take home for those suffering from circulatory disease is to take a glass of beetroot juice before going for your daily walk. This is certainly an improvement over popping a nitro pill. we should get comparables for other vegetables as well. Far too many good ideas die for lack of sound dosage advice. Add my biological oxygen water and we can control a lot of this problem. That is another story though. *Beetroot Juice Improves Athletic Performance and Cardiovascular Health* *By David Gutierrez, www.naturalnews.com | February 3, 2015* *http://www.theepochti... more »

Mirror of the Body

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This does not tell us much except that these methods are been advanced and polished and are available for a fee. Yet we need to know this. There are a number of similar diagnostic methods and linked protocols that can be usefully tested. By that i mean that you know you are not healthy. Take coin and test out these regimens. It is not horribly expensive and it informs you and provides testable options. No one is going to continue to drink a Chinese concoction if no significant improvement takes place. At the same time, if it does not work that usually means it is inapplicabl... more »

Gibraltar's vital role for the US Navy's operations is underlined

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Gibraltar plays a ‘vital’ role for the US Navy’s submarine operations at a time of increased Russian naval activity, a US think tank said. The Heritage Foundation made the statement in its Index of US Military Strength 2015, a wide-ranging annual research project that assesses the ability of the United States Armed Forces. The document notes that the US Navy keeps a number of submarines in the European region and that these contribute to the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capacities of EURCOM, the US military’s Germany-based European Command. Some of these submarine... more »

I'd Rather Be - A Poem by Seldom Heard

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
I'd rather take part in this day and live, than fade away without knowing what life's all about. *I'd rather take part in this day and live, than fade away without knowing what life's all about. * *I rather bathe in the light than drown in the darkness. * *I rather avoid loud crowds. * *I rather be still. * *Silently kept. * *Open, to absorb the knowledge from the trees that's been whispering into the passing wind. * *I rather be one with my soul than have pieces of me scattered about aimlessly with many who seek not the value of their existence, but rather the ple... more »

Asia Watch ( February 27 , 2015 ) - China sees yuan fall to 2 year low as deflation exportation becomes a word for the day ( dollar strength hits emerging market currencies ) ....... Japan also fighting battle against deflation ( and losing ) , joblessness , retail sales slump , household spending falls , kickback scandal - Abenomics dead ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 21 hours ago
Evening Tweets.... fred walton retweeted *Sputnik* @SputnikInt · 4h4 hours ago #SiliconValley Panic: #China Demands #NSA-Like Access and Control http:// bit.ly/1Diuo9k [image: Embedded image permalink] BullionStar and 3 others follow *People's Daily,China* ‏@PDChina 1h 1 hour ago Cooperation btw Russia-*China* contributes to formation of new world order, Russian FM said Fri http://en.people.cn/n/2015/0228/c90883-8854868.html … [image: Embedded image permalink] Ebola Deeply and 16 others follow *Newsweek* ‏@Newsweek 1h 1 hou

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