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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

3 Feb - Blogs I'm Following II

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11:51pm MST

The Budget For U.S. National Security Is Actually $1 Trillion For 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 50 minutes ago
Photo: Gabriella Demczuk /New York Times *David Axe, War Is Boring*: *America’s Real National Security Budget — A Trillion Dollars a Year* *You’ve got to count nukes, veterans and the Coast Guard* *WNU Editor:* The Department of Energy is responsible for a part of America's nuclear arsenal .... something that is also not in the U.S. Defense budget. So yes .... the budget for America's national security budget is far greater than what the Pentagon spends.

US Meddling in Asia Backfiring

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 56 minutes ago
Comments made in wake of US-backed proxy regime's fall in Thailand further alienate the waning superpower. *Image: US State Department's Daniel Russel, a chief proponents of the US"Pivot to Asia" strategy aimed at using Southeast Asian nations as clientstates to encircle and contain China, recently made comments condemningThailand's attempts to reign in a notorious criminal family - one the US sohappens to have backed for the past decade. **February 4, 2015 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - First in Hong Kong, now in Thailand, ongoing US plans to install proxy regimes to extend hegemon... more »

Occupy Hong Kong, Take Two

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 57 minutes ago
*February 4, 2015* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) Were Hong Kong's street demonstrations a movie, the director's chair would certainly be placed in Washington D.C. Several independent researchers have exposed the shockingly large number of direct links between funding and political backing from Washington and nearly every prominent leader organizing street demonstrations in Hong Kong. The yellow umbrellas winding through Hong Kong's streets, whose numbers are inflated by American and British media's expert use of tight angles and close ups, could be considered "take two." Take one wasn't fit... more »

U.S. Defense Budget For 2016 -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * This graphic, included in the Pentagon’s budget documents for fiscal 2016, was released Monday. (Defense Department image) *U.S. Defense Budget For 2016 -- News Roundup* Work: FY 16 Budget Request Targets Modernization Efforts -- US Department of Defense Obama boosts defense spending, but faces uphill battle: Full Coverage -- Stars and Stripes Stories about the Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal -- Stars and Stripes Pentagon Unveils $585 Billion Budget Request -- Defense One White House budget: Boost for defense with cost-control caveat -- Washington Pos... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Books

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

Jack A. Smith : Have Obama and the Democrats actually become liberals?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
Wow, this is like Christmas every day for the next two years! Of course, none of it will happen. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2015 Has the 2015 center-right Democratic Party transmuted literally overnight … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Have Obama and the Democrats actually become liberals?

Good News! 5th Circuit Rejects AG Caldwell's Request for En Banc Hearing --Early Birthday Present for Albert

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 2 hours ago
Today the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the unanimous decision of their own three judge panel and denied Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's request for an "en banc" rehearing of Albert's case. This was the State's last shot to reinstate Albert's third overturned conviction through the US Court of Appeals. Though we expect they may continue to delay justice with a vain attempt to convince the US Supreme Court to undo decades of solidly established Constitutional law, Judge Brady's original February 2013 decision throwing out Albert's murder conviction stands stronger tha... more »

As Iran's Militias Take Over Iraq's Army, U.S. Support Is Offered

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim men from the Iranian-backed militia Kataib Hezbollah hold the party's flags as they walk along a street painted in the colours of the Israeli flag during a parade marking the annual Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Baghdad in this July 25, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani/Files *Eli Lake, Bloomberg*: *Iran's Militias Are Taking Over Iraq's Army* *WNU Editor*: For the Sunni population who have been feeling for a long time that they have been marginalized by Iraq's Shiite dominated government .... thi... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago

Justices of the Peace - damned if you do and damned if you don't

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
Justices of the Peace are sometimes criticized in the media for agreeing to terms of release that seem too slack - see for example http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/21/christie-blatchford-man-who-shot-and-killed-rcmp-officer-breezed-out-of-one-of-the-sloppiest-bail-hearings-imaginable . The problem is Justices are directed to accept such joint submissions and so have little room to make a different decision. See the recent decision in * R v DA *2014 ONSC 2166: 8 The Court of Appeal of Ontario has held that a judge may reject a joint ... more »

Why Did KIPP Hire a Principal It Knew Was a Convicted Felon?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
from the San Antonio Express: After a decade of working for KIPP Aspire Academy, the principal of the charter school has been put on administrative leave while the Texas Education Agency reviews his employability, complicated by two convictions of federal financial crimes in 1994. Roy Feliciano, now 54, was an employee of the FBI in Puerto Rico before he was indicted in 1994 on charges of making false claims to the government and “knowingly participating as an employee of the FBI in a particular matter in which, to his knowledge, his spouse had a financial interest,” court records ... more »

Joint submissions entitled to careful consideration and not to be rejected unless unfit or unreasonable

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
R v Gibson, 2015 ABCA 4: [9] The sentencing judge remained unconvinced, being of the view that Gibson's driving was far more dangerous and blameworthy than that in the case law presented to him. He determined that a two-year sentence would therefore fail to meet the principle of proportionality, and on that basis rejected the joint submission. In so concluding, he was mindful that "judges should not interfere with joint submissions unless the sentence being proposed is unfit or unreasonable" (AR 79/33-34). [10] That is a correct statement of law. As this Court confirm... more »

Understanding True Nature Through Quantum Relativity

Waking Times at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Video -* This video offers a brief exploration of the bridge between quantum physics and general relativity to help you understand the true nature of reality and our place within it. The post Understanding True Nature Through Quantum Relativity appeared first on Waking Times.

Teaching Like a Robot Teaching Robots

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
"The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots." --Erich Fromm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJRmBl99w5g&index=38&list=PLFbb9fMgVHjsvkrDuevw0-_TLW3TRe5mj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTtSjnX2GQA&list=PLFbb9fMgVHjsvkrDuevw0-_TLW3TRe5mj&index=13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC0ltKOwF_A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=759gr4vmGtQ&index=43&list=PLFbb9fMgVHjsvkrDuevw0-_TLW3TRe5mj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StHJzjpWOoM&index=9&list=PLFbb9fMgVHjsvkrDuevw0-_TLW3TRe5mj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s_WwYIKoOk&index=4&... more »

Islamic State Continues To Grow Gaining More Recruits Than What The U.S. Led Coalition Are Able To Kill

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A Kurdish People’s Protection Units fighter walks beside dead bodies of Islamic State fighters after they regained control of Al-Qassaib village, activists said, in Qamishli countryside December 25, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said *Tim Mak & Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast*: *ISIS Ranks Grow as Fast as U.S. Bombs Can Wipe Them Out* *The extremist group keeps attracting new adherents—never mind the American-led air war. ‘The numbers are not moving in our favor,’ a senior senator tells The Daily Beast. * *WNU Editor: *So much for recent reports from the Pentagon stating that the U.S. is makin... more »

No, don't even ask -- Aaron Schock doesn't want to talk about his manly new "Downton Abbey"-inspired office

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*The dining room at Downton Abbey? No, fooled you! Yes, that is the inspiration, but in fact this is the new office of Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL). Only the congressman doesn't wanna talk about it.* *"I don't even know if he watches it; I don't know what shows he watches. But I don't think he watches much TV."* *-- Benjamin Cole, Aaron Schock's communications director("he" would be Benjamin's boss, and "it" is Downton Abbey)* *by Ken* Isn't this just like us rancid media types? Here I am pouncing on this story by the *Washington Post*'s Ben Terris, "He’s got a ‘Downton Abbey’-inspir... more »

Journalist Peter Salisbury discusses Yemen’s economy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Title: Journalist Peter Salisbury discusses Yemen’s economy. Source: CCTV America. Date Published: February 3, 2015. Description:* CCTV America interviewed Peter Salisbury, an Yemen expert, independent journalist, and Middle East analyst about the Houthi demands on Yemen.

Reaction To The Murder Of Jordanian Pilot Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh By The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Jordan Announces Execution Of Six ISIS Prisoners 'Within Hours' In Retaliation After Terrorists Release Lavish Video Of Jordanian Pilot Being TORCHED To Death In A Cage In Yet Another New Low For Humanity* * Video titled 'Healing the Believers' Chests' shows brutal murder of pilot * Moaz al-Kasasbeh is filmed being burnt alive while locked in a cage * He was captured in December after his jet crashed over ISIS-held territory * Jordan has confirmed pilot was brutally murdered by ISIS on January 3 * Barack Obama condemned the killing, branding it 'vicious and barbaric' * ... more »

“The Super-Rich Can't Hide From the Rest of Us”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Super-Rich Can't Hide From the Rest of Us”* by Michael Winship “My friend Craig Zobel just premiered his new movie at the Sundance Film Festival. “Z for Zachariah” is based on a young adult novel from the '70s about a post-apocalyptic world and a woman who lives on a farm in a remote valley. A geographic anomaly, the valley has been isolated and protected from the nuclear radiation that devastated the rest of humanity. But then a man arrives and, a while later, another. You'll have to see it. Craig's movie is the latest in a long line of such stories about faraway, idyllic p... more »

"17 Words That Changed My Life Forever"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"17 Words That Changed My Life Forever"* by Jerry Clark “I remember several years back I heard something that changed my life forever. Up until that point I had been struggling through life – doing everything the hard way. I couldn’t figure out why my life wasn’t going the way I felt it should be. I saw some people going through life effortlessly and seemingly with less tension and frustration while I was wondering if I could ever straighten out the mess my life had turned out to be. I was behind on my dreams, my promises, and my bills. Then one day I was listening to a tape and t... more »

On w/ Robert Reyvolt of Incendiary Radio

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 4 hours ago
On Sunday evening, I was a guest on Incendiary Radio with Robert Reyvolt, which broadcasts on the *Republic Broadcasting Network*. We discussed my background and awakening to the Jewish question, 9/11, WWII revisionism, Adolf Hitler, National Socialist Germany, the systematic Jewish assault on Western civilization, and related issues. You can download the entire program by visiting the archives of Incendiary Radio *here*.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Bittersweet”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Bittersweet” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEGp4nrUIs4

Tracking The Weapons That Are Being Used In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Ukrainian servicemen stand near weapons, seized from pro-Russian separatists, near Slaviansk in this July 8, 2014 file photo. Reuters *John Ismay, NYT:* *Tracking the Weapons Used to Fight Ukraine’s War* *WNU Editor:* The ARES website *is here*.

It’s NZ’s own Emancipation Proclamation!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: clip_image001] America has its Emancipation Proclamation—justifiably famous for freeing around 4 million slaves in North America, and beginning the removal of the stain of slavery from American law. Freeing the slaves was a necessary righting of a wrong that the gradual recognition of individual rights had made imperative. New Zealand too has its own Emancipation Proclamation. In 1840, a Treaty was signed in New Zealand that was as effective in freeing the slaves *here* as Lincoln’s later more famous document was over there. And there were a lot of slaves to free. It’s... more »

Why Is The War In Ukraine So Bloody And Destructive?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast*: *Why Is Ukraine’s War So Bloody? The Soviet Union Trained Both Sides.* *“First we work with massive artillery fire to clean up space and then infantry and tanks roll in.”* *WNU Editor:* No precision and targeted strikes in this conflict .... and as for rules of engagement .... just an after-thought.Throw in massive fire-power in the hands of numerous militias and groups .... it is a surprise that the death toll is not in the tens of thousands.

Musical Interlude: Del Mar, “Beautiful Chillout Experience In Space Mix”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Del Mar, “Beautiful Chillout Experience In Space Mix” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OBOHrNUq2c

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Christopher Dickey and Shane Harris, Daily Beast*: *Barbarians Burn Pilot Alive: ISIS Will Never Release A Living Prisoner* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 3, 2015* One group battling Islamic State has a secret weapon – female fighters -- Benedetta Argentieri, Reuters Hezbollah Faces Hard Choices Fighting Israel, Sunnis -- Bassem Mroue, Real Clear Defense Enough Is Enough: Time to Ditch the Iran Nuclear Talks -- Tom Nichols, National Interest US allies puzzled by March deadline for Iran deal -- Laura Rozen, Al-Monitor Iran’s leaders wonder who’s really in ch... more »

Paradise Stolen: This Video is Not Appropriate For Children

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
By Stefan Verstappen If you're a child, or an adult who's afraid to face reality, do not watch this video. It's best that you stay asleep and continue to fight among your neighbors about petty differences. Finding out what's been done in your name and to you by government might make you recoil in horror and demand change. Visit ChinaStrategies.com Get Stefan's book *The Art of Urban Survival* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

U of Memphis $5 Million Annual Giveway to Relay, Inc.: Notes from "Public Forum" #1

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
Tonight growing numbers of citizens, teachers, and university faculty in and around Memphis are still wondering why a highly-regarded public university plans to pay a New York corporation to run an experimental teacher education program for the poorest children in Memphis. In order to avoid as many confused, concerned, and angry citizens as possible, University of Memphis President, David Rudd, scheduled the first "public forum" to discuss the matter to 8 AM this morning and then failed to send out any campus-side or public notice. A number of faculty members, local teachers, and... more »

The Mega Brothel and Legalising Prostitution

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
What to do about prostitution? To all intents and purposes it remains banned in England and Wales, though an individual sex worker can work out of a property at any one time. More than one and they fall foul of prohibitions against brothel keeping. The situation in Scotland is slightly different as the campaign to make the purchasers of sex criminally liable has made headway but not made it into law, whereas in Northern Ireland such an offence comes into force from June this year. Despite the raft of laws and sanction against it, sex work counted for £5.3bn in 2013 (and contributed... more »

What The Alternative and Mainstream Media Don't Want To Tell You

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
By Luke Rudkowski In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the psychology, business plans and market of FEAR PORN. We go in depth with statistics and charts showing you the current situation. We live in the most peaceful and prosperous time in history, but that doesn't mean there aren't challenges that we need to overcome. Visit WeAreChange.org *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Quantum Relativity and Why It's Important

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
By SCG The bridge between quantum physics and general relativity requires a paradigm shift in order for scientists to connect the dots. But scientists aren't the only ones who will benefit from understanding this connection. The lesson is that rules of the game are not nearly as rigid as they appear to be, and that reality is a creative process which we're all engaged in. Visit StormCloudsGathering.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

11-Year-Old Girl Pushed Down, Pinned and Held at Gunpoint in Home

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
Amanda Warren One of the perils of having an alarm system is - which is worse? The thugs who might have invaded your home or the ones dispatched to the "rescue." In the case of one family, the home alarm system had been inadvertently turned on last Sunday, leaving them blissfully unaware of what would happen next. No knock. Not even a "we're here to help!" Two Groveland, Florida officers let themselves into the home through the garage. Guns a blazin' - only to find a little girl watching television on her bed.*She must be the burglar!* (Yeah, right.) At this point, all the focus... more »

The Vaccine Debate: What They're Not Telling You

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
By Paul Joseph Watson Empowering the state to inject you or your children against your will is a bigger threat than measles or any vaccine. Demanding citizens be force medicated to exist in society is naked tyranny. It speaks volumes that many don't understand that. Visit Infowars.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

The Vaccine Debate Boils Down to One Thing...

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
By Lionel Nation Medicine and pharmacology have made mistakes throughout history. Can you say thalidomide? Lobotomies were once the rage. And must I remind you that Ignaz Semmelweis, the 19th century Hungarian physician, thought it peachy for doctors to wash their hands in obstetrical clinics. They thought he was a kook! Wake up! Besides, the issue isn't that of the vaccine, yes or no; the issue is parental autonomy and freedom. Visit LionelMedia.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

World News Briefs -- February 3, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*VOA:* *Jordan Vows Revenge for Pilot's Grisly Death* *MIDDLE EAST* Purported IS video shows *Jordan pilot burned to death*. Islamic State shows burning of hostage,* Jordan vows "earth-shaking" response*. Iraq reconciliation would help *counter Islamic State - U.S. military*. Allied airstrikes continue to target *Islamic State near Kobani: statement*. Syria air strikes* kill 44.* ISIL loses key Iraqi province *to government forces*. Islamic State: UN alarmed *by 'IS logo' on food aid*. Iraqi cabinet approves draft law *to set up national guard*. Yemen's main parties suspend talk... more »

The good news: PA Treasurer Rob McCord wasn't trying to line his pockets, just to extort campaign contributors

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*If you're wondering why Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord is smiling, it could be because the picture was taken before the feds started bugging him about his fund-raising tactics in last year's Democratic gubernatorial primary. Here he's seen voting in the primary, May 20, 2014. (Actually, he didn't have much to smile about that day either.)* *"When raising campaign cash last year [for a run for governor], prosecutors say, former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord had a simple and crude message: If he lost his bid for governor, he'd still be treasurer for two years. And you d... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant, lies 5 million year young star cluster NGC 602. Surrounded by natal gas and dust, NGC 602 is featured in this stunning Hubble image of the region. *Click image for larger size.* Fantastic ridges and swept back shapes strongly suggest that energetic radiation and shock waves from NGC 602's massive young stars have eroded the dusty material and triggered a progression of star formation moving away from the cluster's center. At the estimated distance of the Small Magellanic Clou... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Mystery of Life? I Don't Know”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The Mystery of Life? I Don't Know”* by Chet Raymo "Albert Einstein said, "Theories should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." At first glance, this may sound like a Zen koan, or a paradox. In fact, it is a profound statement that says more than volumes of philosophy. But first, a bit of background. From the dawn of time, people have resisted saying "I don't know." They looked instead for explanations in tribal tradition, sacred books, or the supposed wisdom of shamans, priests and prophets. The most common cover-up for ignorance is to invoke divinity. A storm that devastat... more »

The Poet: Lynn Ungar, “Boundaries”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Boundaries”* “The universe does not revolve around you. The stars and planets spinning through the ballroom of space dance with one another quite outside of your small life. You cannot hold gravity or seasons; even air and water inevitably evade your grasp. Why not, then, let go? You could move through time like a shark through water, neither restless or ceasing, absorbed in and absorbing the native element. Why pretend you can do otherwise? The world comes in at every pore, mixes in your blood before breath releases you into the world again. Did you think the fragile boundary of yo... more »

James Fenimore Cooper, "Afterglow"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Afterglow"* "At the quiet close of day, Gently yet the willows sway; When the sunset tints are low, Lingers still the afterglow; Beauty tarries loath to die, Every lightest fantasy Lovelier grows in memory, Where the truer beauties lie." ~ James Fenimore Cooper

Greens, and the vision thing: A call for NZ liberty lovers

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*Guest post by Suzuki Samurai* With Russel Norman's now-imminent departure from the Green leadership, Peter Cresswell suggested some of what is admirable about the Ginger Whinger and his Green party. It’s true that many folk fail to see the attraction. Parents, and the older 'sensible' population at large (dreary, dull, cynical), are aghast at 17-25 year olds’ tendency to vote Green. Most I guess would put this it down to naivety, to youthful exuberance, and/or to rebellion or educational indoctrination – ''they'll grow out of it'' they say, or hope, or pray. Of course, this la... more »

Ship All Non-vaccinating Parents Either to Jail or Out of the Country

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Catherine J. Frompovich The recent outbreak of measles in California has gotten a lot of uninformed people’s britches twisted very badly, it seems. They are reacting more like some wild animals that apparently have gotten into locoweed. According to the article “Blaming Anti-vax Parents for Mickey Mouse Measles” written by Rebecca Terrell, California's measles outbreak has climbed to 91 confirmed cases, prompting a vicious attack from *USA Today* contributor Alex Berezow against "anti-vaxxers." He blames them for the epidemic that CDC officials say was intro... more »

"Magic Knife" Incident Caused NYPD Supporter to Do a 180

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
Image: Carsten Vogel* Amanda Warren *If you live in New York, you might be in criminal possession of a "magic knife" too...* When Carsten Vogel noticed the negative social media reaction following NYPD incidents, behavior and the height of the Mayor de Blasio/NYPD face/off - he rushed in to defend the men and women in blue. After all, some of his good friends wear badges. He too must have thought that "haters gonna hate" and someone should pipe up to defend them from unwarranted criticism. He wrote in a thread on Facebook, just a few days after debating someone on the topic: ... more »

US Officials Blow the Whistle on Secret CIA, Mossad Operation in Syria

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 8 hours ago
Aaron Nelson Detonating a car bomb in a civilian-populated area and denying any involvement in the attack is called terrorism when our enemies do it. But what if the terror attack is backed by Israel and the United States? Speaking only under the condition of anonymity, 5 former U.S. intelligence officials told *The Washington Post* that the Central Intelligence Agency tracked Imad Mughniyah for at least a year before killing him in a joint operation with the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service. By studying Mughniyah’s daily routine, a strategy for the attack was masterminded and... more »

“The Human Need for a "Higher Purpose"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Human Need for a "Higher Purpose"* by evolutionary-metaphysics "One of the more compelling reasons why some people hope for the existence of a purposeful creative process is because it can give a sense of meaning to their lives. Believing in a purposeful process is like having faith that our existence is orderly and meaningful, whereas to reject the possibility of purpose is like resigning yourself to the notion that our existence is ultimately meaningless, mindless, and possibly chaotic. The idea that consciousness has some kind of higher purpose has always been popular beca... more »

Gallows humour

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
On the day when the gruesome news broke that leading Islamic scholar Caliph Ibrahim, along with several other Koranic idealists (including, perhaps, the odd 'British boy' or two), got together to burn a man alive, here's a wee bit of light relief... Jon Sopel, the BBC's North America editor, has misspoke. Inevitably, Twittergeddon has now descended upon him, poor man. What crime did Jon commit? Well, he tweeted this: Just announced Harper Lee will publish second novel 55 years after "to Kill a Mockingbird" - glad his writers block got sorted *#norush* Now, as both you and I kno... more »

Is this some kind of infinite justice, natural law in the 21st?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
If you own a new car, there's a good chance that it features some form of keyless security. Whether it helps unlock your car or lets you start it with the push of a button, it makes driving all that bit easier. That's unless it's the reason your car gets stolen. Police forces all over the UK are reporting a rise in keyless car thefts, but a new report released by the Metropolitan Police today suggests that it now accounts for over a quarter of all vehicle thefts across London. According to the Met, 6,283 cars and vans were pinched in the capital last year by crooks without the owners... more »

Cannabis Backed By More Studies Than Most FDA Approved Pharma Drugs

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Anthony Gucciardi* - Marijuana and its use has been studied over the course of the last few decades more so than even many leading FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs... The post Cannabis Backed By More Studies Than Most FDA Approved Pharma Drugs appeared first on Waking Times.

Ukraine President: "Ukraine Will Never Be A Federation, It Will Remain A Unitary State,"

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
© Nikolay Lazarenko/TASS *ITAR-TASS*:* Ukraine will not be a federation but will remain a unitary state —- Poroshenko* *85% of Ukrainians are in favor of Ukraine’s going on as a unitary state, Poroshenko told a briefing in Kharkiv* *WNU Editor*: I would like to know who that 85% in support of a unitary state are .... because the last thing that people are focused on right now is supporting a system where Kiev has all the power and authority to run things as they have since Soviet times. But since Ukrainian president Poroshenko has already made it very clear that Ukraine will not ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Tijeras, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

White House Under Pressure To Arm The Ukraine Army (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*VOA/Reuters:* *US Dilemma: To Arm Ukraine Troops or Not* *WNU Editor:* The question on whether the West should arm Ukraine is creating divisions among the U.S. and some of its key allies in Europe .... *Ukraine arms request to fight rebels divides US, Germany* (CSM). For more on Germany's position .... *German Chancellor Rules Out Weapons Aid to Ukraine* (NYT). Poland's position is different, and they are prepared to ship arms right now .... *Poland Ready to Sell Weapons to Ukraine* (AP). There are also now reports that NATO arms are being found in Ukraine .... *Donetsk Authorit... more »

"An Exquisite Balance..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones.” - Carl Sagan

“They Live: Sunglasses”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“They Live: Sunglasses” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI8AMRbqY6w No comment... make of it what you will. A metaphor, perhaps...

“How Reality TV Is Teaching Us to Accept the American Police State”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“How Reality TV Is Teaching Us to Accept the American Police State”* By John W. Whitehead “Plays, farces, spectacles, gladiators, strange beasts, medals, pictures, and other such opiates, these were for ancient peoples the bait toward slavery, the price of their liberty, the instruments of tyranny. By these practices and enticements the ancient dictators so successfully lulled their subjects under the yoke, that the stupefied peoples, fascinated by the pastimes and vain pleasures flashed before their eyes, learned subservience as naively, but not so creditably, as little children l... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*Yeah, we believe you...*

Satire: "Bush Campaign Hopes to Stoke Nostalgia for Nation’s Most Glorious Era"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Bush Campaign Hopes to Stoke Nostalgia* * for Nation’s Most Glorious Era"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – “Media advisers to former Governor Jeb Bush are hoping to exploit nostalgia for what is widely seen as the greatest era in American history, the years 2001 to 2009. Tracy Klugian, who heads the newly assembled Bush media team, said that he and his staff are poised to tap into the nation’s longing for a time “when everything in this country seemed to be going right.” A centerpiece of the marketing strategy will be evoking memories of the 2003 invasion of Ir...more »

Hope & Belief: The Hidden Fuel of Intention

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Soren Dreier* - We both hope and believe, and if we channel those powerful spiritual tools into the undistorted power of intention, we can put the spiritual wrecking ball to the walls and the source code of the matrix. The post Hope & Belief: The Hidden Fuel of Intention appeared first on Waking Times.

Here We Go Again With More Fraud ISIS Bullshit: Jordanian Pilot "Burned To Death" In Latest Video Brought To You By Jewish Run SITE Group!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I wondered when the criminals behind the very fraudulent "ISIS" or "Daesh" or "ISIL" or what ever phoney name they will come up with next, would try something new when it comes to killing their supposed hostages..... We saw countless videos produced by that Rita Katz run SITE group where the "ISIS" victims were "beheaded" and each one has proven to be disgustingly laughable frauds.... Only very gullible and very stupid people would ever believe them to be real! Failing miserably with the "beheading" scam videos, the Jewish run SITE group definitely had to try something new and more... more »

Measles is dangerous. Vaccines, not.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
They’re laughing in Nigeria. [image: image] Idiocy leads to illness.* The anti-vaccine movement is now fuelling a measles epidemic “spreading outward from Disneyland in California,” says bioscientist Steven Salzberg, in what he calls “the worst outbreak in years.” Atlanta's Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in just the past month, 84 people from 14 states contracted measles, a number that is certainly an under-estimate, because the CDC doesn’t record every case. California alone has 59 confirmed cases, most of them linked to an initial exposure in Disneyland. A majo... more »

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh Tours Donetsk Airport Destroyed By 6 Months Of War.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN*: *CNN's Nick Paton Walsh gets firsthand look at devastated Donetsk airport* *WNU Editor:* The above video illustrates how much eastern Ukraine has fallen since the start of the war last year. For an account on what Ukrainian soldiers had to endure during the battle for the airport, Newsweek has just posted the following report .... *Inside the Bloody Battle for Ukraine's Donetsk Airport* (Oliver Carroll, Newsweek) .... in short .... at the end they were abandoned.

Translink Referendum, No, Translink Laugherendum

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* The yes side on the Translink referendum have swiftly turned into both a mocking and desperate entity, endless rhetoric, talking to us as if we are mindless children, added in is fear mongering about congestion and traffic tie ups that will destroy greater Vancouver as we know it, a little dramatic? Perhaps. The Vancouver Sun, as expected have come out blazing in favour of taxing us lowermainland schmucks, Daphne Bramham has a silly article claiming the only way the yes side wins is if Translink comes out and apologizes for their amateur and wasteful perfo... more »

Ukraine War News Updates -- February 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*BBC*: *Ukraine crisis: Renewed fighting 'catastrophic' says UN* *WNU Editor:* As the above video illustrates .... civilians are now bearing the brunt of this war. *Ukraine War News Updates -- February 3, 2015* UN rights chief warns escalation in Ukraine fighting ‘catastrophic’ for country’s civilians -- UN News Centre UN Criticizes Ukraine Fighting Tactics; Raises Toll to 5,358 -- ABC News/AP UN human rights chief warns of 'dangerous escalation' in Ukraine -- Al Jazeera Ukraine Conflict Toll Rises as Warring Parties Muster Forces -- Bloomberg Civilians increasingly under fire in Uk... more »

A strange symmetry

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Veteran BBC reporter Hugh Sykes (he's been with them for over 40 years), engaging on Twitter with *Biased BBC'*s DB back in 2013, said I am scrupulously objective when reporting - unlike some of my Tweets! I obey: "Hang up your opinions with your coat" In other words, yes, maybe he's a bit dodgy, impartiality-wise, on Twitter but when broadcasting on Radio 4 he strives for (and achieves?) true BBC objectivity. Thus, his repeated Twitter digs at, say, UKIP and Tory immigration policy are something you won't (however hard you try) hear reflected in his broadcast reports. **** Hu... more »

Science F*cking Confirms It !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
11 Reasons Cursing Is Good For The Soul Proper English with the "F Word"

Foreign Recruits To The Islamic State Are Given A Choice: Fight Or Die

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*AP*: *Foreign Recruits a Choice: Fight or Die* *WNU Editor*: They are still gaining foreign recruits, and for the local Sunni populations in Syria and Iraq their options are even more limited .... join the Islamic State or cooperate with the Shiite dominated governments in Damascus and Baghdad who have shown themselves to be just as brutal as the Islamic State.

Feb. The Irving Press is so boring and trivial......

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 10 hours ago
.....that we won't say much about it this time. Well, I can't miss the headlines of Jan. 2 and 3. Both told the world we'd had a blizzard the day before. But maybe some people didn't notice. And we'll skip the big news story that Horton's is bringing back 'roll up the rim'. Both days have excellent columns by Alec Bruce. Then it goes downhill. Feb. 3 has a column that is really a free ad for Siemens, a German firm that works with NB Power. No. It's more than that. According to the column Siemens is a member of our community. And we are members of the Siemens community - whatever all... more »

Jordanian Government: Islamic State Killed Its Pilot On Jan. 3

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Jordan says Islamic State killed its pilot on Jan. 3: state TV* *WNU Editor:* This probably explains why the Islamic State was mute when Jordan demanded proof last week that Jordanian Pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh was alive .... he was already dead (ten days after his December 24 capture). *Update:* Jordan has just announced the *execution of six ISIS prisoners 'within hours'* in retaliation for the murder of its Jordanian pilot.

To Resurrect a Mockingbird

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan. on loan from Ari.) After a 55 year-long silence, Harper Lee is publishing a sequel to her classic *To Kill a Mockingbird*. From just a purely literary viewpoint, this is huge news. Imagine a new J.D. Salinger novel coming to light about Holden Caulfield 20 years later. That's essentially the premise for Lee's "new" novel, *Go Set a Watchman*. I say "new" in quotes because, according to Miss Lee's account, *Watchman *was written first and the flashback chapters about Scout Finch's childhood so captivated Lee's editor that he asked her to expa... more »

The Scam of Education Reform/Privatization (Fighting Over the Scraps-Economy) Piece Work 19th Century Days  (Before Workers' Rights) Returning Fast

It's nice being thought of by your wealthy owners as the stoopids of America, isn't it? And that's all of US, folks. Not "murdering" folks, but "stoopiding" folks. Although it's a lot like murdering a country. It's been a long-term plan. And the final days' scenario is emerging. (Ask Betsy DeVos, who chairs the American Federation for Children, is a major Republican benefactor and also is a

French Troops Are Battling Islamic Militants In Mali

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *French troops kill around a dozen Islamist militants in Mali* *Update*: French troops put a dozen terrorists in Mali out of action -- AP *WNU Editor:* The UN is also having problems in Mali .... *At least three killed after U.N. troops in Mali fire at protest *(Reuters). But the following report is an indication that people are now fighting back against the rebels .... *Mali's MNLA Tuareg rebels hit by suicide bombers* (BBC.

Chad Troops Enter Nigeria In Pursuit of Boko Haram As The War Intensifies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Chad troops enter Nigerian town in pursuit of Boko Haram* *WNU Editor:* The Nigerian military and government keep on talking about retaking villages and high body counts .... but Boko Haram appears to be ignoring these reports that they are being defeated. *More News On The War Against Boko Haram* Boko Haram crisis: Chad's troops enter Nigeria. -- BBC Chadian troops enter Nigeria to battle Boko Haram -- Daily Mail/AFP Chad’s Military Takes Nigerian Town Gamboru From Boko Haram -- Bloomberg Chad Troops Enter Nigerian Town in Pursuit of Boko Haram -- Deutsche Welle Chad for...more »

Islamic State Takes Credit For UN Food Distribution Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Images showed people gathered around and picking up boxes of food aid marked with the black and white flag of ISIS. (Photo courtesy: Twitter) *Reuters:* *WFP alarmed by pictures of ISIS logos on its Syria food parcels* *WNU Editor:* The sad thing is that this PR move on the part of the Islamic State is very effective. And while they like to show-off that they are distributing food .... you have to wonder how much of this food aid is being used by the Islamic State fighters themselves. *More News on Reports That The Islamic State Is Taking Credit For The UN Food Distribution Progra... more »

The Piece-of-Shit, John Baird, Resigns

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 11 hours ago
Is the idiotic buffoon going to collect from the corporate greed-head fucks he serviced so loyally? Who knows? Baird knows. A standing ovation for this criminal scum? This self-loathing homophobic mental basket-case? This towering incompetent. This partisan bag-man? Once again, Canada's political classes show themselves for the hopeless fools that they are. Bah!

BICEP2+Keck: 4 new papers, improved sensitivity

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
Minutes ago, the BICEP2 Collaboration tweeted that it has made several new papers available via bicepkeck.org. No Planck is involved here. *Keck Array (BICEP2.5) telescope.* These papers are one about the instrumental systematics of BICEP2 (the systematic error is 10 times smaller than their statistical uncertainty, the B-modes are discovered at more than 5 sigma), a combination of BICEP2 and Keck Array (it discovers B-modes at more than 6 sigma, noise uncertainty dropped 2.3 times), optical performance (of both experiments), and a joint paper of BICEP2, Keck Array, and SPIDER ... more »

Yes, Virginia, there IS an Alfalfa Club

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Okay, so there's an Alfalfa Club -- but no Buckwheat Club, Darla Club, or Spanky Club? (Okay, the Alfalfa Club is now more than 100 years old, so maybe the Little Rascals' Alfalfa isn't actually their namesake.)* *by Ken* It seems like only last Friday that we were saying bye-bye to the 2016 GOP front-runner, Willard Romney. Okay, I guess probably it *was* last Friday. And as part of the celebration ("Say good night, Willard"), here at *DWT* we had a special "Willard Goes Bye-Bye" Quiz, and among the questions were these two: *4. Willard made his announcement today, a day before ... more »

The Blizzard that didn't happen: Still think being prepared is silly?

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*well, silly me.* The predicted blizzard in New York and New Jersey never happened. Yet take a gander at the stores when people thought they were going to be inconvenienced for a few* days*. Imagine if the inconvenience was to last weeks or even months. Imagine also that the inconvenience did not come with prior warning. And I totally "get" that many of these people live in small apartments, but that's still no excuse for being so low on staples that standing in line for hours to buy bread becomes a necessity. Did you know a compact freezer can be purchased for under $200.00? I ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Chinatown'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
CHINATOWN Posted on February 3, 2015 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Feb. 2, 2015. At the recent meeting with the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Inc. to object to the attempted illegal expropriation of our Kahnion’ke:haka land known as the “Seigneury”, Chief Mike Delisle said, “You won’t be forced to leave!” Permits will be given out by the provincial government to multinational

U.S. - North Korea In 'Secret Talks'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun at midnight on Tuesday on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the demise of President Kim Il Sung in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) *Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard:* *Report: Secret 'Talks About Talks' Taking Place Between U.S. and North Korea* *WNU Editor*: These talks have been "on and off" for as long as I can remember. These "secret" news are nothing new.

The latest Islamist terrorist atrocity

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
The ISIS terrorists killed the young Jordanian pilot, al-Kasasbeh, by leading him out into a square before placing him in a cage. A rope lying partially outside the cage was then lit and their young prisoner was engulfed in flames. ISIS burned him alive. Yet I have seen evil minded bastards trying to excuse this latest ISIS action. I wonder if the BBC will still manage to categorise this latest ISIS atrocity action as that of militants.


David Greene at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
https://dcgmentor.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/public-discourse-self-righteousness-and-regaining-civility/ [image: civility-cartoon-lemonade-stands]Why is it so difficult sometimes to have a discussion rather than a debate? Why don’t people listen to each other? I learned a long time ago that the real skill in communication was listening. I bet many reading this have learned that as well. So why do we have so much trouble practicing what we have learned? Why do we get so frustrated communicating with various people about issues revolving around public education as well as any number of ho... more »

Halal slaughter: Outcry after undercover film exposes brutality of industry per The Independent

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
Even the Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/outcry-after-undercover-film-exposes-brutality-of-halal-industry-10019467.html manages to report this, somehow I doubt that the BBC will dare report something so anti their narrative that Islam is just wonderful.

Saudi Arabia reportedly bought MBDA's Meteor air-to-air missiles for its Typhoon fighter aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 12 hours ago
[image: Eurofighter Typhoon]The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and European missiles manufacturer MBDA have signed the first export contract of the Meteor active radar guided beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM), for an estimated amount of $1 bn, reports today French newspaper La Tribune. The Meteor missiles will be fitted on the 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft already delivered to the Royal Saudi Air Force, according to La Tribune. The MBDA Meteor BVRAAM was initially developed by the UK, though Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and Sweden joined the project shortly there... more »

New Islamic State Video Shows Captured Jordanian Pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh Being Burned Alive In A Cage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A new video released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday purported to show the execution of First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian air force pilot. NYT *Al Jazeera:* *ISIL releases video showing killing of Jordanian pilot* *WNU Editor: *I have just seen pictures of the execution .... it is disturbing. The Islamic State always wants to shock .... in this case they have succeeded. There is going to be blow-back from this .... especially from Jordan. *More News On A New Islamic State Video Showing Captured Jordanian Pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh Being Burned Alive* Purported IS video sh... more »

Durham School Board to KIPP Management: We Don't Need You Here

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
From the Herald-Sun: Tammi Sutton, executive director of KIPP-ENC, a regional charter school organization in the eastern part of the state, hoped to win friends and gain influence at a school board work session on Monday. It didn’t happen. Instead, Sutton was peppered with tough questions by a mostly unfriendly board and some members made it clear that they wouldn’t be rolling out the welcome mat when KIPP Durham opens in August. “There’s very mixed research on your methodology, on your programs and on your attrition and it makes me concerned for the community you are coming int...more »

Sask Premier Brad Wall Trivializes Supreme Court Ruling That Protects A Person's Right To Strike In Canada ...

leftdog at Buckdog - 13 hours ago
*"... while Friday’s ruling could embolden the union moment, Wall senses that the rest of the public will be indifferent or even resentful of the unions’ legal win. At least, that sure seemed the case Friday afternoon, **when he quite literally laughed off the potential multi-million loss by posting on Twitter** that re-signed Rider Weston Dressler “was one essential service the Supreme Court can’t take away.”* *It was an ill-thought tweet, considering Wall’s own political game-playing and anti-labour partisanship may have just cost us millions. But he’ll likely get away with it.... more »

World News Briefs -- February 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh captured by the Islamic State *BBC*: *Jordan pilot hostage Moaz al-Kasasbeh 'burned alive'* *MIDDLE EAST* Allied airstrikes continue to target *Islamic State near Kobani: statement*. Syria air strikes* kill 44.* ISIL loses key Iraqi province *to government forces*. Islamic State: UN alarmed *by 'IS logo' on food aid*. Iraqi cabinet approves draft law *to set up national guard*. Yemen's main parties suspend talks *with Shiite rebels*. Exclusive: Iran sweetens oil contracts *to counter sanctions and price plunge*. U.N. Gaza war inquiry to *pursue w... more »

'Moccasins on the Ground' Training Feb. 20 -- 22, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago

CRUCIFYING KRISTOF: Maoists of the world, re-emerge!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015Part 2—Extremely revealing behaviors:* In our view, Nicholas Kristof’s recent column was extremely revealing. (The column appeared on Sunday, January 25. To read it, just click this.) Let’s be clear. The column wasn’t extremely revealing about Kevin Green, Kristof’s friend from high school who recently died at age 54. The column wasn’t dispositive about the various problems Green faced in his adult life. In his subsequent, January 29 column, Kristof described Green as “a warm and helpful man who floundered in a tough job market, hurt his back and died at... more »

Lakotas 'Crying Earth Rise Up' at Film Fests 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. Debra White Plume, Lakota . Sedona Film Festival, Arizona, Feb. 26 and 28, 2015 http://www.sedonafilmfestival.org/ Frozen River Film Festival, Minnesota Crying Earth Rise Up: Feb. 21, 2015 at 1 pm  Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM - Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 8:30 PM (CST) Winona, MN http://frff.org/ . "Crying Earth Rise Up" tells the story of two women who

New York cops, protesters, and...machine guns?

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 14 hours ago
I don't know what's in the copshop water in New York City, but the police there apparently think they need several companies of infantry to police potential roving shooter terror attacks and, uh, "protests". "It is designed for dealing with events like our recent protests, or incidents like Mumbai or what just happened in Paris," The unit will be equipped with long-rifles and machine guns.

Rand Paul Bit*h Slaps CNBC Child Anchor Kelly Evans...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*repeatedly.* Worth 10 minutes of your time. Question: Why don't all the politicians on the right do this?? (I will, however, give her credit for not having female flappy hands syndrome.)

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*U.S. Department of Defense:* *Work: FY 16 Budget Request Targets Modernization Efforts* *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 3, 2015* Pentagon Ignores Spending Caps in 2016 Budget -- DoD Buzz DoD Request Blows By Budget Caps in '16 -- Defense News USN Budget Includes $10B for New Missile Sub -- Defense News The Pentagon wants $678 million to refuel a single aircraft carrier -- Business Insider Proposed US Defense Budget Includes $10.6Bln for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters -- Sputnik US Navy Budget Request Funds Carrier GW -- Defense News War chest: US Air Force seeks... more »

Violence Up In Iraq In January 2015 As Insurgents Go On Offensive Again

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The insurgency in Iraq carried out major offensive operations once again in January 2015 causing a decided increase in casualties. The Islamic State continued with its attempts to seize major cities and towns in Anbar. It also carried out multi pronged attacks in Kirkuk, Ninewa and Salahaddin as well. At the same time, IS lost one its major bases in Diyala. Before, attacks were going down during the winter, but they have now picked up once again. There were 811 attacks in January 2015. That was up from the 678 reported in December and the 593 in November. Baghdad had the most i... more »

Canada Is Now A Police State: Horrific Bill C51 Could Be Used To Stifle Social And Environmental Movements, Accuse Citizen Media Groups (Including Blogs) Of "Supporting Terrorism"!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
I am truly astounded when I see what is happening here in Canada, and the fact that the gullible and dumbed down Canuckleheads that live in this "free" country do not understand (Yet) what exactly is going on, and the ramifications for their so called "freedoms".... The criminals that run this once free nation, that has indeed fallen under the yoke of tyranny, are about to pass the horrific "Bill C-51" that will give the Canadian criminal "spy" organizations unheard of powers for surveillance and monitoring of the Canadian people... That bill will definitely turn this nation into a ... more »

UK study finds that 92.4 per cent of university professors are white per Left Foot Forward

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
Left Foot Forward are shocked to report http://leftfootforward.org/2015/02/uk-study-finds-that-92-4-per-cent-of-university-professors-are-white/ that: ' 92.4 per cent of university professors are white.' Oddly they don't also report that according to the last census, that I saw, the UK population was around 90% white. The left love making accusations of racism even when facts would show otherwise.

It's Not The Deficit. There Are More Serious Miscalculations

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
https://www.pinterest.com/ Much has been written about the Harper government's deficit projections. Jim Stanford writes that, on paper, the budget will be balanced. There are all kinds of accounting tricks that can make that happen. The government is vulnerable, he writes because it has grossly mismanaged the economy: The October tax cuts were premature; it is tax cuts, not oil prices, which have jeopardized the attainment of a balanced budget. The Conservatives broke their own promise in implementing tax cuts before the budget was ... more »

The Economy: "Birth Pangs Of The Coming Great Depression"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Birth Pangs Of The Coming Great Depression"* By Michael Snyder "The signs of the times are everywhere– all you have to do is open up your eyes and look at them. When a pregnant woman first goes into labor, the birth pangs are usually fairly moderate and are not that close together. But as the time for delivery approaches, they become much more frequent and much more intense. Economically, what we are experiencing right now are birth pangs of the coming Great Depression. As we get closer to the crisis that is looming on the horizon, they will become even more powerful. Last week... more »

Canadian Rail Terror Plot Exposed

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
By Dan Dicks The National Post is contributing to the Canadian fear state today by releasing this editorial titled "Accused VIA Rail terrorist worried plot wasn’t going to be deadly enough to justify work". Their report *Toronto Terror Suspect Denies Allegations* features an image of Dan Dicks who gives the real scoop about these alleged terror plots in the video below: Visit PressForTruth.ca *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

No go

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
The Today presenters thought it was hilarious. BBC ‘comedians’ used it as material for their cutting edge satire. Charlie Brooker featured it, mocking the very idea. Someone as racist and deluded as Steven Emerson deserves to be laughed out of town, they chortled, in unison. He apologised, more abjectly than was strictly appropriate. "There are no such things as no-go areas,” said he. “Birmingham is a beautiful city!” Gatestone: Soeren Kern. “In August 2007, researchers at Manchester University predicted that the number of native white Britons in Birmingham would drop by nearly... more »

The 6 Grand Illusions That Keep Us Enslaved to the Matrix

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Sigmund Fraud For a magician to fool his audience his deceit must go unseen, and to this end he crafts an illusion to avert attention from reality. While the audience is entranced, the deceptive act is committed, and for the fool, reality then becomes inexplicably built upon on a lie. That is, until the fool wakes up and recognizes the truth in the fact that he has been duped. Maintaining the suspension of disbelief in the illusion, however, is often more comforting than acknowledging the magician’s secrets. We live in a world of illusion. So many of the concerns that occupy the ... more »

The Power of our Energy of Intent and Focus with Positive Thinking has been working Miracles in my Life!

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 15 hours ago
I have been so busy since October, from selling my house and having to get rid of everything in it and trying to get my life organized, I have not been able to stop and really write about anything. The boat I had planned on buying to live on, did not have a good inspection, with that information coming out just days before my closing and selling my house. I then had to scramble to find a

Gorbachev: The New Cold War With Russia Could Turn "Hot"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* It's not on most people's radar, I think, that what's going on inside Ukraine is a proxy war between the West — mainly the U.S., aided by the E.U. — and Russia. In the same way, the long "internal" Nicaraguan conflict of the Reagan '80s was a proxy war between, yet again, the U.S. and Russia (also, between the U.S. and anyone in Latin America who didn't want to live under U.S. continental domination): The [Nicaraguan] Revolution marked a significant period in Nicaraguan history and revealed the country as one of the major proxy war battlegrounds of the Cold War... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Saints Could Get Another Cinderella Story of Their Own ~Barry Hirstius, Big Easy Believer* *Homeless Paid to Stand in Line at New Orleans’ Most Famous Restaurant ~M.L. Nestel, Daily Beast* *Hundreds sign petition to keep cemetery free to public ~WWLTV* *Corps studying plan to replace Industrial Canal lock ~Bill Capo* *Public Art Call: Living with Water : Water Challenge 2015 ~Arts Council New Orleans* *What happened to the fire truck in City Park's Storyland? ~Blake Pontchartrain, Gambit *

There Is No Time. There Never Was and There Never Will Be

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Josh Richardson* - Time does not actually exist and Quantum Theory proves it. There are things that are closer to you in time, and things that are further away, just as there are things that are near or far away in space. The post There Is No Time. There Never Was and There Never Will Be appeared first on Waking Times.

These Are The Nuclear Threats That No One Is Talking About

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
DF-31A nuclear missiles of the PLA Second Artillery Force participated in the National Day parade. China Military Report Zachary Keck, National Interest: The 5 Most Dangerous Nuclear Threats No One Is Talking About *WNU Editor: *Zachary Keck does make a good point in this analysis. The media focus is on countries like Iran and North Korea trying to develop a nuclear deterrent .... but it is the nuclear developments that are being pursued by established nuclear powers that have the real potential to significantly destabilize the status quo.

A Dog for the Times

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Be afraid, be very afraid. That's the message and the medium is the message. The medium (internet) for many is now uncontrolled. Is that the reason the world seems to be spinning out of control? Reading The Surviving in Argentina blog is a great what if exercise. Of course it could never happen in your neighbourhood. However a best friend is always a good insurance policy. One of the memes of my blog is how humans and dogs are alike. The Dogo Argintino seems to be the ultimate breed to serve the primal needs of humans. Yet on the malibilty scale a safer bet than Pit Bulls, Doberm... more »

VACCINES: Do YOU accept full responsibility for your choice?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
We need to focus the public's awareness on this massive disinformation campaign being perpetuated by Big Pharma and the medical machine and it's puppets spokesmen agencies - like the FDA and CDC- who are pushing the lies about vaccine(s) effectiveness and health risks. The Measles outbreak in the US right now is a perfect example of this disinformation campaign. It is a war being raged on uninformed parents to convince them of the "necessity" of the Measles vaccine, and raged on informed parents who have made the choice to NOT poison their children by threatening the very security ... more »

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - It’s important to realize that chronic inflammation is the source of many if not most diseases, including cancer, obesity, and heart disease, which essentially makes it the leading cause of death in the US. The post Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices appeared first on Waking Times.

First Airbus A400M for Malaysia makes its maiden flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 16 hours ago
[image: Airbus A400M MSN22]The first of four Airbus Defence and Space A400M new generation airlifters ordered by the Royal Malaysian Air Force has made its successful maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards delivery. The aircraft, known as MSN22, took off from Seville, Spain, on 30 January at 17:30 local time (GMT+1) and landed back on site 1 hours and 30 minutes later. The photo above shows MSN22 performing its maiden flight. Source

U.S. - Venezuelan Relations Are At An All Time Low

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*NBC*: Tensions Grow Between U.S. And Venezuela *WNU Editor*: Anyone who has lived in a country where the government believes it should be responsible for directly managing and operating the economy only know too well where all of this will eventually lead to .... economic shortages, a thriving black market, and misery for everyone but the elites in that country. Venezuela is going through that phase right now .... and the Venezuelan government is (predictably) blaming everyone else for their catastrophe while ignoring their own hand in causing this mess. What's my prediction for ... more »

Men in Ukraine Rejecting Kiev's War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
*Ukrainian border sealed to hold 80% of men fleeing mobilization - Minister of Defense* February 2, 2015 Translated by Kristina Rus All regions of Ukraine managed to recruit only 20% of the necessary number of soldiers during mobilization. This was stated by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak. He proposed to limit the travel abroad of all men from 18 to 60 years old. He explained that many Ukrainians are trying to avoid mobilization and migrate to other countries, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Ukrainian media. According to the head of the Defense Min... more »

U.S. Democrats Are Becoming Divided Over Foreign Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Jackson Diehl, Washington Post*: *Obama’s fight with his own party over foreign policy* *WNU Editor:* Democrat politicians ... like everyone else in that position .... travel the world and meet the leaders and their representatives from other countries who in turn tell US politicians on what do they think of U.S. foreign policy and strategy. In the beginning of the Obama Presidency there was a certain excitement that things will change .... but after 6 years that "honeymoon" is definitely over, and the lack of strategic vision and direction on what should be the U.S. role in many... more »

China's Long Term Strategic Objectives Exposed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
China.org.cn *Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon*: *China’s Secret Strategy Exposed* *Beijing Plots to Surpass U.S. in Coming Decades* *WNU Editor:* This is not a secret strategy .... this blog has been saying the same thing for years on what is China's ultimate strategic goal and the Chinese themselves have been very public about it (albeit not officially) .... in short .... they want to be the world's political/military/economic superpower. Whether they will be achieved this is another story .... and in my opinion I personally doubt that they will be successful and the reason wh... more »

John Baird to resign- Good Riddance

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
Only one thing you need to know about John Baird- *He concerned himself with Israeli interests to a vastly greater extent then he did with the concerns of the Canadian electorate.* *CBC * One John Baird quote say's it all-* No Better Friend to Israel, then Canada* “I’m not Jewish, but I have a rabbi – Chaim Mendelsohn [of Ottawa], Baird quipped, adding that the rabbi, who was also present, advises him well. If you want a real idea about John Baird's loyalties-* John Baird: 'Why Israel holds such a special place in my heart* He certainly doesn't wax poetically about Canada *an ... more »

A Former CIA Agent Discusses His Efforts To Stop The Afghan War After 9/11

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Garrett Reed watches over a bridge during a security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2011. Reed is a mortarman assigned to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder *Robert L. Grenier, The Atlantic: **What If America Had Never Invaded Afghanistan?* *The story of one spy’s last-ditch effort to stop a war. * *WNU Editor*: A fascinating accounting on the CIA efforts to stop the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan after 9/11. In hindsight .... the Taliban did have the opportunity to not only stop... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*The Would-Be Dhimmis Of Duke: Why Did They Cave?* The historic American nation won a victory at an unlikely place—a university campus. Of course, it didn’t take long for the Main Stream Media to blame it on “threats.” The truth is it came from the kind of political and cultural self-preservation reflex that America desperately needs. Less than one week after the Islamic terrorist attacks in France, Duke University happily announced that the Duke Muslim Students Association would broadcast the call-to-prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower [Muslim Students at Duke to Begin Weekly ... more »

Confidentiality controversy

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
“Forgive me father for I have sinned”. What if the sin is an actual crime? I don’t know much about the protocol of the Catholic confessional, but I wonder what a poor priest is supposed to do. Pass it on to the Bishop? I had a quick shufti at ‘Catholic Online’ and I see the list of sins is pretty extensive. Pretty stifling, in fact. All that repression and thou shalt nots must have a devastating effect on the psyche. That is borne out by the side-bar headed ‘Most Popular’. Seriously, you’d have to have the proverbial heart of stone not to laugh. The popularity of that lot surely... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Another attempt to deny the significance of the warming "pause"* *What a crock! They found that the models gave reasonable predictions of weather in the past and say that the models are therefore right despite the "pause". But all or almost all of the models have been adjusted at some stage to give accurate hindcasts. So all that the study below shows is that the modellers have done a good job of getting their models to give good hindcasts. Forecasts defeat them, however* The temperature of Earth's surface has increased by only 0.06°C in the past 15 years - a fact that contradic... more »

The Role of Religion and Spiritual Experience in Finding God

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Video -* "What or who is God?" Do we need religion and religious leaders to find the answer, or is having your own spiritual experience enough? The post The Role of Religion and Spiritual Experience in Finding God appeared first on Waking Times.

Varoufakis' new bonds, a new chapter of fraudulent Greek accounting

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
Greece's Yanis Varoufakis is just another dirty Marxist. He is also a "scholar" of a sort who has co-authored a "critical" introduction to game theory and was an economist at Valve Corporation, a PC game company. By now, he has understood that there won't be a new haircut, at least not under this name, so he proposes a new plan he calls "smart debt engineering". It's only "smart" to the extent to which the lender is completely stupid, however. He proposes the Greek government bonds that are held by the European Central Bank to be replaced by two new types of bonds: growth-link bo...more »

Northrop Grumman to Start Production on Republic of Korea Global Hawks

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RQ-4 Global Hawk]Northrop Grumman Corporation will begin production of four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the Republic of Korea's Air Force. The systems will provide valuable wide-area intelligence gathering capabilities to military commanders so they can make more informed decisions. Under a contract awarded Dec. 16, the company will work closely with the U.S. Air Force to deliver the systems starting in 2018. Read more

KFC Bans Hand Wipes Because They Offend Muslims per FrontPage Magazine

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Front Page has an interesting spot 'A customer was refused a wet wipe in a halal-only branch of KFC because they are soaked in alcohol and might offend Muslim diners. Graham Noakes, 41, said he was astonished when staff at the fast food chain's outlet in St George's retail park refused to give him a hand-wipe because it was against its Halal policy.' The Islamisation of Europe continues.

Northrop Grumman to Deliver Additional Mission Packages for US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Program

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: LCS-1 and LCS-2]Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $21.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy for two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission packages. As the mission package integrator, the company will deliver one mission package for surface warfare and one for mine countermeasures. The capabilities contained in the various mission modules directly support the three LCS primary missions – surface warfare, mine countermeasures and antisubmarine warfare. Mission modules facilitate efficient modular mission package embarkation, mission package operations at-se... more »

Northrop Grumman's APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar Production to Begin for International F-16s

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AN/APG-83 SABR]Less than four months after completing all design reviews, Northrop Grumman's APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) has received its first production order from Lockheed Martin. Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide 142 radars to Lockheed Martin as part of the Taiwan Air Force F-16 upgrade program. The first production system will be delivered to Lockheed Martin in 2016. "The maturity of SABR's design, coupled with our very experienced radar team, enabled us to bring all design reviews to a successful completion less than one year af... more »

Northrop Grumman Receives US Navy Contract to Begin Production of Additional Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: ALMDS pod mounted on a MH-60S helicopter]Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). The contract includes the production of five ALMDS pod subsystems, support equipment, spares, and technical support. The ALMDS is mounted on an MH-60S helicopter. Flying over sea lanes, it finds and geolocates mine-like objects with its pulsed laser light and streak tube receivers by imaging, in 3-D, day or night, the near-surface of the ocean. Read more

Navy Pushes UCLASS Fielding Date, Air Segment Request for Proposal

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: X-47B UCLASS]The Navy has pushed its planned fielding date for its carrier-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from 2020 to 2022 or 2023, a Navy budget official told reporters in a late Monday afternoon briefing on the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request to Congress. In addition to the delay in initial fielding, the service has decided to push the request for proposal of the air segment of the Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) into Fiscal Year 2016 pending the completion of an ongoing Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) comprehensive information,... more »

Iran unveils indigenized hovercrafts

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Iranian indigenized hovercraft]On Monday Iran unveiled two indigenized hovercrafts in its territorial waters in the Caspian Sea, the Fars news agency reported. The two hovercrafts were unveiled in a ceremony to mark the 36th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution at the naval base of Bandar Anzali in the northern province of Gilan. Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran to compensate for a U.S. weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, vessels and fighte... more »

U.S. Weighs Supplying Ukraine With Missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: FGM-148 Javelin antitank missile]The U.S. government is considering providing Javelin antitank missiles, small arms and ammunition to Ukraine, part of an effort to try to deter further aggression by Russia-backed rebels there, according to U.S. officials. The Pentagon has long supported providing some lethal aid, but until recently the White House has signaled little interest in such a move to avoid escalating the confrontation with Russian President Vladimir Putin . However, amid a surge of new fighting in eastern Ukraine, the White House and military leaders have begun tak... more »

Russia Delivers More Attack Helicopters to Iraq for Fight Against IS

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Mi-28 Night Hunter]Russia has delivered four attack helicopters to the Iraqi air force to assist in Baghdad's struggle against Islamic State militants, the Interfax news agency reported citing a Russian military source. The Mi-28 Night Hunters were delivered on Sunday, the source said, as part of a 2012 agreement for the supply of 40 Mi-28 and Mi-40 military helicopters. The $4.2 billion contract also covers the delivery of 42 anti-aircraft systems. Russia has been ramping up support for the Iraqi government in its struggle to contain Islamic State, which has conquered larg... more »

Spain: Muslim War on Meter Maids

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
From a few years ago comes some odd news from the Spanish island of Mallorca. 'Muslim immigrants in Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands in Spain, have succeeded in forcing the expulsion of all female parking meter enforcement officers from a city neighborhood that is home to a growing Muslim population.' And of course the local government just gave in to the demands of Islam. More here and all over Europe.

Bulgaria plans to acquire new multi-role fighter aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Bulgarian Air Force Mig-29 Fulcrum]The Bulgarian Government is reportedly planning to acquire new fighter aircraft for use by its air force, the country's defence minister Nikolai Nenchev has revealed. Nenchev was quoted by The Sofia Globe as saying that he intends to visit the US to discuss the proposed acquisition during the first quarter of this year. Bulgaria has long desired to acquire a new multi-purpose fighter aircraft, but the plan has constantly been delayed in the wake of budgetary constraints. Read more

Controls failure caused F-16 crash

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F-16 crash Albacete]A controls failure was behind the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet that killed 11 and injured 20 at a Spanish airbase last Monday, according to first investigations. An engine failure alone could not have been enough to cause the tragedy at Los Llanos base in Albacete, which operates as a NATO training center to improve joint air operations. Sources familiar with the investigation said that even if the aircraft’s single engine malfunctioned on takeoff, the F-16 should have normally continued in a straight line and the pilots would have been able to contr... more »

Tehran to Unveil Second Generation of Saeqeh Fighter Jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jet]Managing Director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization Manouchehr Manteqi announced on Monday that Tehran will soon unveil the second version of its home-made Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jet. An advanced model of Saeqeh fighter jet, named Saeqeh 2, will be unveiled in the near future as one of the latest achievements of Iran’s aviation industries, Manteqi said in a ceremony in Tehran. “The number of homegrown innovations employed in this aircraft is at least three times more than the previous one,” he added. Read more

S.Korea to bid for 1 bln USD fighter jet project in Peru

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F/A-50 Golden Eagle]South Korea plans to bid for a fighter jet purchase project in Peru, which is estimated to be at least 1 billion U.S. dollars in value, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday citing military sources. The military is seeking to export 24 FA-50 fighter jets to Peru and planning to submit a letter of intent by the end of February. The export value is estimated at 1 billion dollars, including jets and pilot training package. It may rise to 2 billion dollars when including follow-up logistics support, one military source was quoted as saying. Read more

China Supplies Air Defense Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Uzbekistan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: FD-2000/HQ-9 ''Red flag'']China has supplied its new generation medium- to long-range HQ-9 air defense systems to Uzbekistan, according to the country’s news website 12news. Tashkent has also received at least one percussion UAV, the Pterodactyl (Yilong-1), which was developed by China's Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group. Similar deliveries have been made to Turkmenistan, the website quotes Chinese newspaper "Huantsyu Shibao" as saying. Read more

U.S. Air Force delays competition for ground surveillance planes

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: E-8A JSTARS]The U.S. Air Force's fiscal 2016 budget released on Monday delayed a long-awaited competition for a new air-ground surveillance aircraft to replace the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS). The budget plan said it had restructured the program's acquisition strategy to allow more time for technologydevelopment and reduce risk, which delayed the target date for initial combat use by one year to fiscal 2023. The JSTARS program has been delayed repeatedly, although potential bidders had been heartened by statements from Air Force officials in r... more »

The Islamic State And Al Qaeda Are Now Focusing On 'Soft Targets'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Terrorists' 'soft-target' strategy puts anyone -- and everyone* -- in danger *WNU Editor:* These terror groups have always focused on 'soft targets' .... nothing new here.

In budget docs, Air Force again pushes to retire A-10

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: A-10 Thunderbolt II]The Air Force again unveiled plans Monday to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt as part of its proposed budget for the coming year. The Warthog, as it’s also known, faces the ax as a way to save money under all the service’s budget scenarios, but the Air Force warned that the RQ-4 Global Hawk drone and the procurement of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, among other key initiatives, are being threatened by a potential cap on defense spending. However, the Air Force’s $167.3 billion budget plan largely sidesteps impending cuts and instead proposes moderate hikes i... more »

Analysis: The Philippines’ Naval Build Up

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: AW109 Power]Like many of its regional peers, the Philippines is in the midst of a defense buildup, motivated in no small part by China’s assertive moves in the western Philippine Sea and the resource-rich Spratly islands. The donation this week of two Balikpapan-class Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) from Australia was the most recent boost to Philippines defense efforts. The LCH donation is particularly timely, as it complements the upcoming pair of Strategic Sealift Vessels (SSV), being built by PT PAL Indonesia. Read more

Pilsen's Škoda RegioPanter wins train tender for Nuremberg area

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*How half a billion dollars is earned in the "hard way"* In recent years, I gave numerous physics talks in Northern Bohemia. One of the things that impressed me about that part of the country were low-floor ultramodern trains with lots of LCD displays (where lots of things are beeping all the time) etc. named "RegioPanter". I was thinking: Wow, the Czech Railways (which have been famous for its mediocre trains) must have tons of money to buy these new Western European or Japanese trains, or whatever they came from. (None of such trains run between Pilsen and Prague.) All the techno... more »

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Your Wildest Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
The Moody Blues, “Your Wildest Dreams” - https://www.youtube.com/

North Korean pilots vow to use suicide attacks

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Kim Jong Un]Amidst growing tensions between North Korea and the United States, Pyongyang issued Monday yet another threat that it will destroy enemies with suicide attacks by its military pilots. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with a group of fighter jet pilots who showed outstanding performances during the first combat exercise of this year, the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Monday. During the meeting, the pilots pledged their commitment to “completely destroy the enemies with the most powerful weapons - their commitment to guard the leader wit... more »

UK-Russia Tension Escalates After Reported Nuclear Missile In Intercepted Russian Bomber

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Tu-95 Bear]The Russian bomber jet intercepted over the English Channel last week had reportedly carried nuclear missiles designed to target Trident submarines. Royal Air Force fighter planes were scrambled after the UK detected two Russian TU-95 bombers flying over the Channel. British Prime Minister David Cameron and Defence Secretary Michael Fallon were informed after it was confirmed that the Russian plane’s nuclear payload was detected by a Norwegian military listening post, Express.co reports. The information was also shared with the Ministry of Defence. According to m... more »

Ancient Aboriginal Stories Preserve History of a Rise in Sea Level

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
When i started this blog, no one was really connecting the dots on the total impact on the sea level produced by the end of the Northern Ice Age in 12900 BP. Yet this tells us that they have all now woken up and they are now looking for cultural evidence which is great. The only caution i would add is that the actual rise was fast enough but did have at least one serious surge caused by Lake Agassiz. Our risk is that we may still have remnant ice to remove out there that we would not wish to lose. Yet global reforestation will end all that soon enough. That will brin... more »

Hayward Tyler to supply 9 pumps for Royal Navy’s submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Astute class SSN]Hayward Tyler Group plc has won contracts worth more than £1.0 million to supply nine specialist pumps for deployment in the British Royal Navy’s Astute Class and Vanguard Class submarines. Ewan Lloyd-Baker, CEO of Hayward Tyler, said: “We are greatly encouraged by the progress we continue to make in our core markets both domestically and internationally, which allows us to proceed with our expansion plans with confidence.” Hayward Tyler is currently expanding its main manufacturing facilities in Luton, UK. The expansion, which started in December 2014, will... more »

Navy's $160B Proposed Budget Increases Sea Pay and Submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Virginia class SSN]The Navy received the largest boost of any of the services in the Pentagon's 2016 budget proposal announced Monday as the Navy looks to buy two new Virginia-class submarines, refuel the George Washington aircraft carrier and offer increased sea pay to its sailors, amongst other initiatives. The Navy's 2016 budget request asks for $10 billion more than last year to pay for increases in shipbuilding, research, operations and maintenance, readiness and personnel. Overall, the Navy's budget proposal is $160.9 billion. "Across the full scope of the request the... more »

"Deflationary Vortex"

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The potential for market shock happens to be real. Add in the forty percent drop in oil pricing which will generate at least a forty percent writedown on all global oil assets as well. There is a lot of repricing coming and some of it will be painful. Add in the pending demise of the oil industry itself and the general power utility industry as well and we are today facing one of the seminal transitions in the human enterprise. Knowing it is coming makes it possible to make it smooth even if you cannot imagine the future and your place within it. The best ne...more »

The War on Drugs Is Burning Out

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
That is a good way to describe what is happening. The war is over and all the soldiers are quietly sneaking back home. How we got here is as incomprehensible as it was for the US to relaunch prohibition some fifty years ago. I could not understand what they were thinking then and I now fail to discern why now they suddenly had a change of heart. Is it so bad that even the blind, dumb, and stupid understands that we cannot go on? I think that it is fitting that the ball started rolling because the govenator went out and played politics on what was possible in the then an... more »

The Physical Universe is an Information System

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: matrix info technology] Actually this is right enough, but not quite right because Dark Matter does the actual heavy lifting. The principle physical content of our galaxy and of the universe generally consists of Dark Matter which naturally shields free electrons and free positrons and shares their scalability as well. This provides a completely uncomplicated physical architecture that holds photonic energy in the form of two dimensional strips that normally at this level form Mobius Strips that are bound to components of Dark Matter. This means o... more »

MILF, BIFF, and the Fallen 44, Part 3

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 23 hours ago
This is a continuation of my exchanges with friends in my fb wall on the subject. My comments here are slightly revised from those origially posted in fb. ----------- *8. Does the peace agreement say that the MIs are allowed to harbor internationally wanted terrorists?* The peace agreement implies that if the PH government suspects that there are wanted terrorists in the MILF area of jurisdiction but are protected by splintered groups and are outside of MILF chain of command, then the govt should coordinate with the latter so that the wanted terrorists can be flushed out and pros... more »

B.N. Goswamy - The World of The Indian Painter

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*"The Spirit of Indian Painting : Close Encounter with 101 Great Works, 1100-1900" by BN Goswamy (2014).* *An excerpt from, "The Spirit of Indian Painting by BN Goswamy review – an out-and-out masterpiece" by William Dalrymple, The Guardian, January 24, 2015:* BN Goswamy, the highly respected historian of Indian painting, has been trying for nearly five decades to look down the other end of the art historical telescope. Like an Indian avatar of Bernard Berenson, who dug in the Tuscan Ducal archives to unearth the bills of exchange between the artists and patrons that would enable ... more »

Is The Islamic State Facing A 'Manpower Shortage'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
ISIS fighters have made significant territorial gains in Iraq and Syria, but military experts say the group is losing soldiers in battle and is having trouble replacing them. *Andre Mayer, CBC News*: ISIS getting 'desperate,' struggling to replenish fighters *WNU Editor:* For an organization that is suppose to be suffering a manpower shortage .... it has certainly not stopped them from gaining new recruits and escalating their attacks in both Iraq and Syria.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Thunderbirds maintenance professionals prepare their aircraft for the Super Bowl XLIX flyover on Nellis Air Force Base in Nev., Feb. 1, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez

The Afghan Army Is Disappearing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Gary Owen, Vice News:* *The Real Reason the US Military Was So Secretive About Afghanistan* *WNU Editor:* This is the "money quote" .... .... *Campbell doesn't care if people know how much America spent on literacy training, or how many planes are in the Afghan air force. What he cares about is people knowing that the army that's supposedly taking over for the US is disappearing. It's impossible for the ANA to miss troop strength goals this badly and survive.* In short .... the Afghan Army cannot make up the soldiers that it is losing through combat and the usual attrition. If t... more »

Musical Interlude: Constance Demby, “Eternal Return”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Constance Demby, “Eternal Return” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coM0a0ool-M


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Are Republicans more open to new product choices?* *The authors below were clearly embarrassed by their findings. They wanted to find out that Leftists were more adventurous. So they offer some contorted reasoning to explain why it was conservatives who were more adventurous.They need not have worried, however. What generalizability do findings have that are based on the responses of convenient groups of American college undergraduates? Non-existent sampling gives non-existent generalizability.As it happens, I looked at the question some time ago, using proper sampling... more »

Northrop Grumman 2015 Super Bowl Ad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Defense Tech:* Northrop Runs Super Bowl Ad for Next Generation Bomber Program *WNU Editor:* Yup ... after watching this Super Bowl ad .... I am now motivated to go out and get a Northrop Grumman Next Generation Bomber. *Update*: Why Northrop Grumman Ran A Super Bowl Ad For A Stealth Bomber -- Tyler Rogoway, Foxtrot Alpha/Jalopnik

love hurts

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

In War Torn Donetsk The Show Must Go On

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
In a dressing room before a performance by the Donetsk opera company. Photographs: Maria Turchenkova for the Guardian *The Guardian: **Donetsk opera house: tanks on the street but the show must go on* *The city’s opera house remains open despite the dangers posed by the conflict between local separatists and Ukrainian forces* *WNU Editor:* It is at moments like this that I cannot help but feel that even in the worst of times .... the best of humanity always finds a way to express itself.

More Russians Are Now Expecting War With Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT*:* More Russians expect full scale war with Ukraine, poll shows* *WNU Editor:* I still do not believe that war between Ukraine and Russia will happen .... but my opinion is rapidly becoming a minority opinion in Russia.

The Humanitarian Crisis In Ukraine Continues To Get Worse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Lev Golinkin, The Nation: **The Humanitarian Crisis in Eastern Ukraine Demands Attention* *Who is responsible for the 5.2 million civilians trapped in Donbass?* *WNU Editor*: One project that I was very proud to be a part of was a project that my father started in the 1980s to ship vital antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals to Ukraine to assist families whose children were impacted by Chernobyl. Because I was working overseas at the time he pushed me to use my contacts and to gather people and organizations together to help Ukraine ... to donate without conditions or expectation... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Here in the Milky Way galaxy we have astronomical front row seats as M81 and M82 face-off, a mere 12 million light-years away. Locked in a gravitational struggle for the past billion years or so, the two bright galaxies are captured in this deep telescopic snapshot, constructed from 25 hours of image data. *Click image for larger size.* Their most recent close encounter likely resulted in the enhanced spiral arms of M81 (left) and violent star forming regions in M82 so energetic the galaxy glows in X-rays. After repeated passes, in a few billion years only one galaxy will remain.... more »

The Poet: Robert Bly, "Things to Think"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Things to Think"* "Think in ways you've never thought before. If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message Larger than anything you've ever heard, Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats. Think that someone may bring a bear to your door, Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose Has risen out of the lake, and he's carrying on his antlers A child of your own whom you've never seen. When someone knocks on the door, Think that he's about To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven, Or that it's not necessary to work all the time, Or that it's been decided that if ... more »

"I Hope..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I hope that my achievements in life shall be these- that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need; that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been." - C. Hoppe

"Questioned By Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life - daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual... There is also purpose in life which is almost barren of both creation and enjoyment and w... more »

Chet Raymo, “Time, Person, Year, Way...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Time, Person, Year, Way...”* by Chet Raymo “According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the 25 most used nouns in the English language are: time, person, year, way, day, thing, man, world, life, hand, part, child, eye, woman, place, work, week, case, point, government, company, number, group, problem, fact. All very prosaic. Very workaday. Time leads the way, with year, day and week bucking up the calendar. Hand takes precedence over eye. Man, child, woman in her place. Case in point: government and company. Problem precedes fact. Work is always with us, of course; play i... more »

Who Wants To Fight For A United Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT:* *Potential conscripts evade draft, flee country amid escalation in E. Ukraine* *Update*: Number of Ukrainians of conscription age seeking refuge in Russia up by 20,000 in a week -- ITAR-TASS *WNU Editor*: Reports on Ukrainians fleeing conscription are mainly coming from Russian media .... but I know that they are true .... among my own relatives all males of military age have found an excuse to be in Russia, to study in London, or be elsewhere. And everyone is telling me the same thing .... resentment is growing against the draft, and almost everyone is looking for a way to... more »

Ukraine Rebels Are Feeling 'Upbeat' On The War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Pro-Russian rebel fighters at a house where they live near a front-line position in Horlivka, Ukraine. The house had belonged to a regional prosecutor who fled. Credit Brendan Hoffman for The New York Times *New York Times*: *Ukraine Rebels Upbeat After an Infusion of Aid* *WNU Editor:* When I was visiting Ukraine two years ago, the last thing on my mind (and on this I can also speak for everyone else) was the possibility of war. The focus at that time (as it has always been) was .... getting a job, dating that pretty girl, griping about corruption in the government, high taxes, s... more »

Looking back XLVIII years to the "Supergame" -- or Super Bowl I, as we know it now

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Plus update: Howie's headed home! (See below)* *For Chiefs QB Len Dawson, the road to the Hall of Fame ledthrough the L.A. Memorial Coliseum this day in January 1967.* *by Ken* Talk about great moments in history! Here we are at the very first Super Bowl halftime, on Jan. 15, 1967, in the luxurious expanse of the lovely L.A. Coliseum. ("Lovely" is maybe not entirely serious, folks. This may be the first time that "lovely" and the L.A. Coliseum have ever appeared in the same paragraph, let alone sentence.) Of course it wasn't called Super Bowl I. It was called something like the ... more »

U.S. And Allies Considering Shipping Arms To Ukraine (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*News.com.au* -- *Russian advances in Ukraine prompt military aid talk in Washington* *More News On Reports That The U.S. And Its Allies Considering Shipping Arms To Ukraine* U.S. taking 'fresh look' at weapons for Ukraine: officials -- Reuters Obama Urged by Former Officials to Arm Ukrainians Against Rebels -- Bloomberg Pressure builds in US and NATO to supply arms to Ukraine -- Euronews U.S. shifts stance on military aid to Ukraine -- CNN Ukraine: US considers military help for Kiev as separatists plan to mobilise army -- The Guardian Report: US Considers Military Aid to Ukraine ...more »

Cameron admits his promise to freeze the education budget is, in fact, a cut

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
SOURCE DAILY MAIL: Education spending to be cut in real terms after the election. Cameron admits 'difficult decision' will be hard for schools David Cameron came under attack yesterday over his promise to protect funding for schools after it emerged his plans would see spending per pupil fall in real terms. Speaking at a school in Enfield, North London, yesterday, Mr Cameron made his

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Moultrie, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Team Obama Budget Doubles Down on Segregated Charter Schools

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
From WaPo: The budget seeks $375 million for public charter schools, a $122 million increase over current levels. The money would be used to replicate and expand those charter schools and models that have significantly improved academic performance of low-income students.

Ukraine War News Updates -- February 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*: *Ukraine ablaze again as Pro-Russian rebels announce plans to boost armed forces to 100,000* * Pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko announces drive to swell rebels' ranks to 100,000 men * Not known how large rebel army currently is, but boost is likely to lead to recruitment of thousands of soldiers * News comes as protests broke out in Ukrainian capital Kiev over possible disbandment of volunteer battalion * Servicemen furious at possible scaling back of already outgunned defence forces in the east of the country * This morning Ukrainian troops battl... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 2, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (RIA Novosti / Mikhail Klementiev) *Financial Times:* *Battle for Ukraine: How the west lost Putin* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 2, 2015* Mr. Putin Resumes His War in Ukraine -- New York Times editorial Cutting Access To Banking and Immigration: Possible New Sanctions For Russian Invasion of Ukraine -- Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes Ukraine conflict: Why is violence surging? -- Paul Kirby, BBC News War in Eastern Ukraine Has Only Just Begun -- Pyotr Romanov, Moscow Times Arm Ukraine to Avoid Another Bosnia -- Janusz Bugajski, Ameri... more »

The 6 Grand Illusions That Keep Us Enslaved to the Matrix

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - Maintaining the suspension of disbelief in the illusion, however, is often more comforting than acknowledging the magician's secrets. The post The 6 Grand Illusions That Keep Us Enslaved to the Matrix appeared first on Waking Times.

Michael Corcoran : Crisis at Pacifica Radio

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The iconic Pacifica Radio network, one of the last remaining broadcast outlets for progressive voices, is facing an increasingly uncertain future. By Michael Corcoran | Truthout | February 2, 2015 Pacifica Radio, one of the most iconic and last remaining … finish reading Michael Corcoran : Crisis at Pacifica Radio

Not Criminally Responsible and Moral Wrongfulness

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
R. v. Campione, 2015 ONCA 67 [28] Section 16(1) of the *Criminal Code* states: No person is criminally responsible for an act committed or an omission made while suffering from a mental disorder that rendered the person incapable of appreciating the nature and quality of the act or omission or of knowing that it was wrong. [29] The issue at trial was whether the appellant was incapable of knowing that her acts were wrong. As noted above, the experts agreed that she was capable of appreciating the nature and quality of her acts, and that she understood the killings we... more »

Suffering is Part of Expanded Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Ida Lawrence* - There are human beings in the world who are profoundly knowing, radiating love and light, evoking tremendous reverence, and battling the darkness on a refined level, sometimes simply by being. The post Suffering is Part of Expanded Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Washington, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: Richard Lovelace, "Stone Walls"

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

"Resolve, Then..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve, then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving and tiny blasts of tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us." - Walt Kelly

Steve Jobs, "A Secret of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Steve Jobs, "A Secret of Life" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYfNvmF0Bqw

Morning After Super Bowl Hangover: Just Run the F*cking Ball!!

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 1 day ago
When it comes to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory Mitt Romney has nothing on Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. With a Super Bowl win a virtual lock and the Seahawks having the ball on the one yard line with one time out and the best short yardage back in football, Carroll dialed up a play that will forever live in infamy. Rather than run the surly “Beast Mode” wrecking ball Marshawn Lynch for the winning score, Carroll ordered a pass play right into the teeth of the Patriots defense. It was intercepted intercepted by a nameless rookie from a backwater Alabama colleg... more »

World News Briefs -- February 2, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice of America*: *E. Ukraine Rebel Chief Calls for Broad Mobilization * *MIDDLE EAST* Government airstrikes *kill dozens across Syria*. Syrian Kurds push back Islamic State *around Kobani: monitor, Kurds*. Kurdish fighters in Iraq struggle* to hold gains against IS*. US, allies plan tough battle to *retake Mosul from Islamic State.* Jordan vows 'all efforts' *to secure pilot's release*. Kerry: Qatar is major partner *in anti-IS coalition*. Ankara rocked by explosions, *Turkish President apparently targeted*. Yemen's Shiite rebels demand *their militia join army, police*. Isra... more »

Tapping into the Power of Empathy

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated video, Dr. Brené Brown explains the power of empathy and how it differs from sympathy. The post Tapping into the Power of Empathy appeared first on Waking Times.

The rich we will always have with us -- until they bolt to save their hides

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Mirror caption:* "*Hideaway: Rich people are plotting to escape to remote parts of the world"* *by Ken* Don't you have to love it when people behave like complete tool-stereotypes? You remember how until, oh, just a couple of weeks ago, "economic inequality" was either a figment of some rabble rousers' imagination or just the perfectly normal way of things in God's universe? (After all, if economic driblets are going to dribble down to the nonrich rabble, they have to dribble down from *somewhere*.) Either way, to mention it, to so much as *utter* the blasphemous words, was to c... more »

United Nations: Peace Talks To Resume In Libya In The Next Few Days

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *U.N. says peace talks to start in Libya within next few days* *WNU Editor*: I am not optimistic that Libya's different warring factions will be able to overcome their differences on how to come to some amicable arrangement on running the country .... the tribal/regional divisions are just too deep. And what is even more worrisome is that in the chaos, a far more dangerous group is now organizing .... *Islamic State Affiliate Takes Root Amid Libya’s Chaos* (WSJ)

2014 was the warmest year?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
2014 was the warmest year? Well … satellite measurements just released – the only global measurement of temperature in the portion of the atmosphere the models say should warm – say otherwise. [image: Figure 1] It is immediately apparent from the graph that 2014 was not “the warmest year on record.” Several previous years had been warmer, including the El Niño years 1998 and 2010. In fact, some 70% of the years since the last Ice Age were warmer than today. And the global temperature spread, for 1998 (below left) and for 2014 (below right) confirms the non-news: [image: imag... more »


The execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran is imminent and, as the Indonesian ambassador to Australia Nadjib Kesoema has said, ‘the situation was final’ and there was ‘nothing Australia could do to save Chan and Sukumaran from the firing squad’. The reality, however, is that there was never any intention of Australia doing anything to save them from a firing squad in the first place. Right from the very moment the Bali Nine set foot on the aircraft in Australia that took them to Bali they were doomed. If the Australian government wanted to save them from the firing squad then... more »

Totally like 'TFTD'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
The one downside with scrapping 'Thought for the Day' would be that the Twitter feed TFTDAbridged would also have to stop. Its mission statement reads: Every day the BBC's flagship news programme Today is interrupted by a couple of minutes of religious moralising. I can get it down to 140 characters or less. Here's a recent sample: 28/01/2015 - Rev Dr Giles Fraser *Greece's debts should be written off. Jesus says so.* 26/01/2015 - Rev Dr Jane Leach *I went for a walk but felt bad about it because I didn't connect with the community. Walks are only good with other people. * 21/01... more »

Happy Rand’s Day

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Oops. I forgot to mark Rand’s Day yesterday – Ayn Rand’s birthday on Feb 2nd. But since Americans are a day behind anyway, here’s one of my favourite Rand quotes… [image: “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”] [Pic shows acrylic sculpture by artist Michael Wilkinson, hat tip Linda... more »

Why Should The Pentagon Be Concerned That Israeli PM Netanyahu Is Giving A Speech In Congress?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Barack Obama with Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office. Photo: Pete Souza. *Mark Perry, Al Jazeera:* *Netanyahu’s Congress invitation raises eyebrows among some US generals* *Analysis: Top brass who have questioned Obama’s strategies don't want a foreign leader influencing US decision-making* *WNU Editor*: Israeli PM Netanyahu is not the first foreign leader to arrive in the U.S. to influence opinions and policies .... nor will he be the last. But when I read this article I said to myself that the U.S. is now dropping all pretext on being neutral on the upcoming Israeli election ... more »

Drivel of the Day Watch

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Iain Martin, editor of a fine new website called CAPX (better known, so far, as a *Telegraph *writer*), *has launched a campaign to get rid of 'Thought for the Day', describing it as "the home [for] bad ideas". His campaign began last week with a piece called Scrap the BBC’s Thought For The Day now, which begins: Apologies if you are reading this abroad or if Thought For The Day on BBC Radio 4 means nothing to you. You’re lucky and I’m jealous because I wish I had never heard of Thought For The Day either. But as I live in the UK, and because I’m a fan of Radio 4, which is Britain... more »

Lakota: Sounds of Resistance Youth Concert

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago

Three-Person Babies and the Church

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
This story caught my eye as I was preparing to teach earlier today. The science behind three-person babies is exciting and interesting, and holds the promise of banishing mitochondrial disease to the medical history books. The science, which I don't properly understand as I spent GCSE science tippexing natty doodles on my biology folder, involves removing mitochondria from an egg and replacing it with that from another donor before it is fertilised. Any babies born from this technique effectively have genetic material from three people. You can understand why the Church of England ... more »

Rudd Schedules "Open" Faculty Meetings on Relay's "Urban Specific" Takeover at 8 AM

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
At the insistence of University of Memphis faculty members, David Rudd agreed last week to a meeting with university faculty and other concerned citizens at 5 PM February 3. He also agreed to schedule another meeting at a later date. Today this email was sent to Faculty Senate members, rather than to the entire faculty: In the spirit of transparency, the President and Provost of the University are hosting an open forum to discuss the partnership agreement between the University of Memphis and Shelby County Schools. The forum will be held in the University Center, River Room (300...more »

"How It Really Is"

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

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