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Thomas Paine

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

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

4 Feb - Blogs I'm Following

10:33pm MST

The U.S. Defense Secretary Nominee Supports Arming The Ukrainian Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 minutes ago
*New York Times*: *Defense Nominee Says He Would Consider More U.S. Military Aid to Ukraine* *WNU Editor*: The White House disagrees ....* White House disagrees with Carter on arms to Ukraine* (Washington Times) *More News On The U.S. Defense Secretary Nominee Stating His Support For Arming The Ukrainian Military* Obama's Pentagon nominee suggests support for arming Ukraine -- Reuters Ukraine crisis: Pentagon 'chief' inclined to send weapons -- BBC Nominee to Head Pentagon Backs 'Lethal Aid' to Ukraine -- Voice of America U.S. Defense Nominee Leans Toward Arms for Ukraine in Fight -... more »

Should Ukraine Officially Announce That It Is Now In A State Of War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko sits in the driver's seat of an armoured vehicle in Kiev, January 30, 2015, in this handout courtesy of the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service. Credit: Reuters/Mykola Lazarenko/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuter *Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast*: *It’s Time to Call Ukraine a War* *With casualties mounting, thousands of volunteers fighting Russian-backed rebels, and troops upset about shoddy treatment and equipment, some say Kiev should declare a state of war and professionalize the fight. * *WNU Editor*: Everyone knows that the... more »

Post-Cold War Caution And Prudence Is Now Coming To An End

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic gather near an armoured vehicle destroyed during battles with the Ukrainian armed forces in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk region, February 4, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov *Pat Buchanan, Real Clear Politics:* *U.S.-Russia Clash in Ukraine?* *Among Cold War presidents, from Truman to Bush I, there was an unwritten rule: Do not challenge Moscow in its Central and Eastern Europe sphere of influence.In crises over Berlin in 1948 and 1961, the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Pra... more »

The Debate On Giving Weapons To Ukraine Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Pro-Russian rebels drive a mobile anti-aircraft system Strela-10 in Donetsk on Tuesday. Photo: maxim shemetov/Reuters Wall Street Journal: *Russian Hard-Line Stance on Ukraine Prompts U.S. to Reconsider Policy* *As Kerry Heads to Kiev, Obama Administration Reconsiders Lethal Military Aid * *More News And Commentary On Supplying Arms To Ukraine* Pressure to arm Ukraine as war escalates -- The Australian On Military Aid to Ukraine, the Administration Zig-Zags -- WSJ Lawmakers push White House to supply arms to Ukraine -- The Hill Putin’s Invasion Continues To Widen. Let’s Give Ukrain... more »

Reasons for sentence in DeJaeger (Part only)

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago
Erik DeJaeger was posted to Igloolik to do God’s work. He was trained as an Oblate missionary. He was an ordained priest of the Roman Catholic Church. The parishioners of Igloolik expected their priest to be a doer of good deeds. The reality would be very different. [2] Between 1978 and 1982, Mr. DeJaeger methodically victimized the vulnerable children and youth of his remote arctic parish. He is now to be sentenced for 32 sex related offences. There are 23 individual victims involved, ten females and thirteen males. All the victims are Inuit. The majority of the victims were be... more »

Israel, the psychopathic nation

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 hour ago
Check out my new translation of Dr. Laurent Guyénot's article: Israel: The Psychopathic Nation Other recent articles include: Zionists linked to “Charlie Hebdo terrorists’ escape” Airline whistleblower solves 9/11 Press TV interview: Kevin Barrett says Israel lobby obstacle to progress in Iran nuclear talks Another Press TV interview, US military hijacked by Israel since 9/11...Kevin Barrett Press TV 01.15.2014 And if you speak Farsi… Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN) interviews Kevin Barrett


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Tania Head : 9/11 Survivors and Victims Family Groups

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” * *― Lenin* *"I am The Walrus"* *― Lennon*

Jeju Activists Coming to Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
*Thanks to Dan Ellis for making the flyer.*

Adam Curtis - Bitter Lake

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*"Events come and go like waves of a fever, leaving us confused and uncertain. Those in power tell stories to help us make sense of the complexity of reality, but those stories are increasingly unconvincing and hollow. This is a film about why those stories have stopped making sense, and how that led us in the West to become a dangerous and destructive force in the world. It is told through the prism of a country at the center of the world: Afghanistan." - Adam Curtis* *“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” * *― Lenin* *"I am The Walrus"* * ― Lennon* ... more »

What do you suppose the "fabulous" Aaron Schock is making of the horrific efforts of "Downton Abbey" under-butler Barrow to purge himself of Teh Gay?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Not looking so well lately is our Thomas (Rob James-Collier)?* *by Ken* Today I took some much-needed time off work, and took advantage of the opportunity to catch up on some matters blog- and non-blog-related. Among the non-blog-related matters, as irony would have it, was a rewatch of Sunday night's *Downton Abbey* episode, which, along with several other of my Sunday-night programs, I was at best half-watching Sunday night while trying to deal with, well, other matters. And as I rewatched the episode, it was hard not to think about the farce-melodrama played out in the new Ray... more »

Obama's New Secretary of War: Ashton Carter on 'Missile Defense'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
*Obama's new Secretary of War Ashton Carter visiting a 'missile defense' battery* "Ballistic missiles that threaten the United States, that is one of the reasons that we need to keep our missile defenses and especially our ICBM defenses current, capable and large enough in size to deal with both the perspective Iranian threat and the also very real North Korean ICBM threat." Dr. Ashton Carter Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing February 4, 2015 Iran and North Korea are the boogy-men used to justify major expenditures on 'missile defense' research, development, testing, and ... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Loving Touch”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Deuter, “Loving Touch” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo3YZkI0MBo “Don't lose the wonder in your eyes, It's right there when you smile... If we go back for a while, Let me go back for a while, To that magic time...” - Van Morrison

The Pro-Russian Rebel Leader Who Help Start The Ukraine War Speaks Out

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Igor Strelkov (left) allegedly is a Russian Military Intelligence colonel, according to Ukraine's Security Service. © Courtesy April 26, 2014 *Stepan Kravchenko, Bloomberg:* *The Rebel Leader Who Makes Putin Look Cautious* *Vladimir Putin’s critics say he went too far on Ukraine. The former Russian agent who helped trigger the conflict says his biggest mistake was not going far enough. * *WNU Editor:* He is not optimistic .... he sees the possibility of a quagmire .... and no feasible way to quickly end the conflict under the current circumstances. I do agree with his analysis th... more »

Resistance Grows to Relay and Rudd in Memphis

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
At yesterday's "public forum on the Relay debacle at the University of Memphis, President David Rudd stood safely behind his Provost as citizens expressed their concerns over the Hyde-Gates-Walton plan to have the University of Memphis pay an outside contractor $5 million per year to offer an oppressive "urban specific" teacher ed program. A concerned mom from Bartlett, Jennifer Proseus, was there to remind Rudd which way the moral compass points: “I see what happened with privatization of education, and it scares me and makes me mad. . . . Children in low-performing schools need... more »

U.N. Peacekeepers Look Like Attackers

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Post by Revolution News.

Ukraine War News Updates -- Febraury 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Advancing Ukraine rebels appear to capture frontline town* *WNU Editor*: The economy has collapsed. The Ukraine government is broke. The war in the east keeps on escalating and spreading. This is a slow moving train wreck .... and the world's media has now shown up realizing that there is actually a major war underway in Europe. *Ukraine War News Updates -- February 4, 2015* Pro-Russian Rebels Appear to Take Hold of Ukraine Town of Vuhlehirsk -- NBC Fighting For Debaltseve Persists Despite Ukraine Truce Call -- Radio Free Europe Ukraine conflict: Deadly shell hits Do... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*The Jindal Portrait Flap ~Adrastos, First Draft * *Jindal on BR General ER Closing: “Maybe Poor People Should Take Better Care of Themselves.” ~Tony Swartz, Red Schtick*

Imagine What The Islamic State Would Do If It Managed To Capture A U.S. Pilot

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
A pair of US F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria. (Reuters) *Michael Daly, Daily Beast*:* What If ISIS Captures a U.S. Pilot?* *With American pilots conducting airstrikes over ISIS territory, one could suffer a mishap and end up in an orange jumpsuit getting beheaded or burned alive.* *WNU Editor:* In our 24/7 news universe .... the coverage will be unprecedented .... and if what happened to Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh should happen in the same way to a U.S. pilot .... the American public will be beyond enraged.

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Beauty and Grace”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
2002, “Beauty and Grace” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL8LZHT2Lzo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“From Sagittarius to Carina, the Milky Way Galaxy shines in this dark night sky above planet Earth's lush island paradise of Mangaia. Familiar to denizens of the southern hemisphere, the gorgeous skyscape includes the bulging galactic center at the upper left and bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri just right of center. About 10 kilometers wide, volcanic Mangaia is the southernmost of the Cook Islands. Geologists estimate that at 18 million years old it is the oldest island in the Pacific Ocean. * Click image for larger size.* Of course, the Milky Way is somewhat older, with the gala... more »

Paulo Coelho, "A Little Parenthesis In Eternity..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity." - Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist"

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a forum dedicated to the civil society in Moscow, January 15, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin *Leon Aron, CNN:* *Facing up to Putin's endgame* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 4, 2015* Islamic State: Can its savagery be explained? -- BBC ISIS is Losing in Iraq. But What Happens Next? -- Kenneth M. Pollack, NYT War with Isis: If the Saudis aren't fuelling the militant inferno, who is? -- The Independent Islamic State Goes Official in South Asia -- Arif Rafiq, The Diplomat Concerns Deepen that U.S... more »

Iranian-Backed Militias Grow In Influence In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Eli Lake, Bloomberg*: *Inside Iraq's Iranian-Backed Militias* *WNU Editor*: These Iranian-backed militias will only guarantee more Sunni recruits for the Islamic State. *More News On The Growing Role Of Iran In Iraq * Iran's Militias Are Taking Over Iraq's Army -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg Armed with U.S. weapons, infamous militia beating ISIS -- CBS Unchecked militia with murky past fights Islamic State with US weapons: Report -- Yahoo News Concerns Deepen that U.S. Allowing Iranian Takeover of Iraq -- The Tower The price of relying on Tehran-backed militias -- Iranian.com Obama's Pentag... more »

Iraq's Christians Take Up Arms To Fight Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Many Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIS are volunteering to form a force against the militant group.(Photo courtesy Calvin Isaac) *Wall Street Journal/The Australian:* *Iraqi Christians take up arms against Islamic State * *HUNDREDS of Christian men are picking up rifles for the first time at a former US military facility in the hills of northeast Iraq and training to reclaim their towns from Islamic State militants who stormed the country last year. * *WNU Editor:* Better later than never. *More News On Iraq's Christians Taking Up Arms To Fight Against The Islamic State* Iraqi ... more »

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Forced To Admit That He Was Not Shot Down In The Iraq War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Brian Williams forced to admit he was NOT shot down in the Iraq War: NBC anchor apologizes after angry soldiers protest* *NBC news anchor Brian Williams has admitted that he wasn't aboard a helicopter hit and forced down by enemy fire during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. * *The Nightly News anchor has often repeated the war story over the past 12 years, but now says that it was a 'mistake'.* *WNU Editor*: He only made the admission after the soldiers who were there with him came out in public and protested. Sighhh .... what is it about some of our public figur... more »

A suggested new guideline for selfie-maniacs: Maybe don't do it while you're flying a plane?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*NYT caption:* *"The wreckage of a Cessna 150 near Watkins, Colo., on May 31. Federal regulators have concluded the pilot was most likely taking photographs."* *by Ken* You don't want to get me started again on selfies. As I reckon it, it's been weeks since the subject came up ("Absolutely no selfies to be taken with the rock-star-like Duke of Cambridge -- er, you know, Prince William, the bald guy"), and five months or more since I recall mounting my moral high horse on the subject ("Culture Watch: Are selfie-maniacs propelling a sharp rise in homelessness among black cats?"). It... more »

Bill Whittle: What Liberty Looks Like. Stories of Freedom...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*are we moving away from this?* Powerful!

Labour's Scottish Bloodbath ... And What Needs To Be Done About It

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
As an ex-Trot, I've got previous when it comes to looking at reality and laughing in its face. I've been running through those memories ... hope that the far left might work together constructively ... that a new workers' party was a go-er ... that the paper I used to sell was improving ... in preparation for the much-trailed Ashcroft polls of select Scottish constituencies. And? Put it like this. I chuckled at the numbers his fieldwork has turned up *because the alternative was sticking my head in the oven*. They are bad, really very bad. Of 14 Labour-held seats polled, the party ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*Tragic School Stories* By Walter E. Williams New York's schools are the most segregated in the nation, and the state needs remedies right away. That was Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch's message to New York's governor and Legislature. She said that minority children are disproportionately trapped in schools that lack teaching talent, course offerings and resources needed to prepare them for college and success. Simply calling for more school resources will produce disappointing results. There are several minimum requirements that must be met for any child to do well in school. Someon... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Problem of Good”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The Problem of Good”* by Chet Raymo “I slipped out of bed early on the morning of September 15, 2001, to see a conjunction of Venus and the Moon. The sky was clear, a crisp autumn tang in the air. The two celestial object blazed in the east. The crescent Moon was eyelash thin, the rest of its orb more brightly lit by Earthshine than I had ever seen before. I wondered what it would it be like to be viewing Earth from the Moon at that same moment. Our planet's face would be almost fully lit by sunlight, a huge blue-white ornament in the Moon's sky. No sign of human strife or turmoi... more »

"You Would Think..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"We are all hurling through space on a rock and we're all going to die. You would think we would be holding hands and singing." - John Bradshaw

"Promise Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Christopher Robin to “Pooh”

"The Supreme Paradox"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Supreme Paradox"* by Robert Ardrey ․ "Man is a fraction of the animal world… We are not so unique as we should like to believe. The problem of man’s original nature imposes itself upon any human solution. Amity – as Darwin guessed but did not explore – is as much a product of evolutionary forces as contest and enmity. In the evolution of any social species including the human, natural selection places as heavy a penalty on failure in peace as failure in battle. ․ A certain justification has existed until now, in my opinion, for submission of the insurgent specialists to the cen... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"We Would Rather..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"We would rather be ruined than changed; We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the moment And let our illusions die." ~ W.H. Auden

“NSA Not Interested in ‘Bad People’, It Listens to ‘Interesting People’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“NSA Not Interested in ‘Bad People’, It Listens to ‘Interesting People’”* by IWB “Michael Hayden, former NSA Director, former Director of National Intelligence, and former Director of CIA has just bragged about how he’s wasn’t part of law enforcement and the focus of the NSA isn’t “bad people” but “interesting people”. He also bragged about how his “authority” to conduct dragnet surveillance of everyone without probable cause didn’t come from the Patriot Act or Section 215, but he and Bush decided it was ‘lawful.’” Normally I'd include the video here, but because they put a 2 minu... more »

What Might Happen if We Continue Living Single Serving Lives

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video -* Are you a single serving type of person? Perhaps we should all reconsider the benefits of convenient single serving foods and products versus what happens to all of that extra packaging. Just watch! The post What Might Happen if We Continue Living Single Serving Lives appeared first on Waking Times.

James Retherford : LITERATURE | Wild things

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 7 hours ago
Jonah Raskin’s ‘A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature’ is a fresh look at American letters from the bottom up. By James Retherford | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2015 Like a true nature’s child We were born … finish reading James Retherford : *LITERATURE* | Wild things

3 African Nations Have Launched An Offensive Against Boko Haram In Nigeria. Massacre Reported in Cameroon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*BBC:* *Boko Haram crisis: Chad kills 'more than 200' in Nigeria * *More News On The War Against Boko Haram* Using troops and planes, 3 African nations battle Boko Haram -- AP Chad and Nigeria launch airstrikes on Boko Haram -- CSM/AP Chad kills 200 Boko Haram militants in battle for border town -- UPI Chadian forces kill hundreds of Boko Haram militants in north east Nigeria -- Euronews Chad says nine of its troops killed in Nigeria in battle with Boko Haram -- Reuters Boko Haram War Spreads With Dozens Killed in Cameroon Attack -- Bloomberg Report: Boko Haram Kills Dozens in Cameroo... more »

Kim Jong-un Executes Four Star General After Argument

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) walks with Pyon In Son (L) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. Pyon was reportedly executed for disagreeing with Kim. Reuters *IBTimes:* *Kim Jong Un Executes Top General Over Disagreement, Sends Warning That Military Must Remain Loyal Or Face Death* *More News On Reports That Kim Jong-un Executed A Four Star General After An Argument* Kim Jong-un executes army general over difference of opinion -- Washington Times Kim Jong Un executes army general in latest purge of officials -- Live Mint North Korea: Kim... more »

Former Al Qaeda Operative: Saudi Princes Wanted To Shoot Down Air Force One With A Stinger Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Air Force One plane (Reuters / Soe Zeya Tun) *SKY News*: *20th Hijacker's Plan To Take Down Air Force One* *Update*: ‘Saudi princes planned to down Air Force One with missile’: 9/11 terrorist gives damning testimony -- RT *WNU Editor*: U.S. officials are denying these claims .... *US officials: 9/11 plotter's claims Saudi royals aided al-Qaida 'inconceivable'* (The Guardian) ... and they are probably right. As I had said in the previous post .... absent any hard proof, these are just wild accusations.

Dine' Walkers against Fracking Reach Mount Taylor

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Nihígaal bee Iiná A moment of prayer.... A few seconds of silence, To the reverence of life.. so few wish to embrace. Shi K'é, give of your body.. With all the spirit of your mind, and pray for the Mother Earth beneath.... Your aching feet. Take this moment for your own silent thoughts. Many thanks and blessings to all who believed! We couldn't have done it without your

Former Al-Qaeda Operative Says Saudi Arabia's Royal Family Funded The 9/11 Terrorist Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC:* *Moussaoui claims Saudi royals 'funded 9/11 attacks'* *WNU Editor: *These accusations are nothing new, and absent any hard evidence .... Zacarias Moussaou claims will not be taken seriously. *More News On Former Al-Qaeda Operative Says Saudi Arabia's Royal Family Funded The 9/11 Terrorist Attack* Moussaoui Calls Saudi Princes Patrons of Al Qaeda -- NYT September 11 conspirator Moussaoui says Saudi royals backed al Qaeda -- Euronews/Reuters New allegations of Saudi involvement in 9/11 -- CNN Saudi princes 'supported al-Qaeda before 9/11' claims twentieth hijacker -- The Teleg... more »

The Roswell Slides - Video Interviews

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
The Roswell slides have been a hot topic for many months with little in the way of serious information being presented. The basic story, of these two slides being found as the result of a house being prepared for an estate sale is known. Those who owned the slides (as opposed to who had taken the actual photographs) has been known for some time and that last name associated with them, Hilda Blair Ray, appears to have been as well connected as has been suggested. Now, Anomalist Universe has linked to a number of YouTube videos made by the principals in the investigation. Those watch... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

“Koch-Supporting Texas Billionaires Explain What the Richest Americans Are After”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Koch-Supporting Texas Billionaires Explain * *What the Richest Americans Are After”* By Steven Rosenfeld “I want my fair share, and that’s all of it.” - Charles Koch "This is rich. Some of the wealthiest Texans who attended the Koch brothers’ political donor conference last month—where participants set a goal of raising $889 million for 2016’s elections—are saying that all the Kochs really want is to end “special interests” influence in Washington. “We attended that meeting — and we have an answer,” wrote Doug and Holly Deason of Dallas, in a Dallas Morning News column co-signed... more »

More on US Weapons to Kiev Regime

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Former US diplomat: US is arming Ukraine to force the EU wimps into more confrontational position. The New York Times reports that top US and NATO officials seriously discuss sending arms to Ukraine this behind closed doors. Among them - NATO's General Breedlove, Secretary of State John Kerry, General Martin Dempsey, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Obama's National Security advisor Susan Rice.

United Arab Emirates Suspended Airstrikes Against The Islamic State After Jordanian Pilot Capture

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Fighter jets belonging to the Jordanian Royal Air Force fly over the headquarters of the family clan of Jordanian pilot Maaz Al Kassasbeh in the city of Karak on Wednesday. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) pulled out of the air campaign fighting IS militants after the capture of a Jordanian pilot who has since been killed by the extremists, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Photo - Reuters *New York Times:* *United Arab Emirates, Key U.S. Ally in ISIS Effort, Disengaged in December* *WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates, a crucial Arab ally in the American-led coalition aga... more »

Unbearable Noodge Watch: This "one more chance" business -- not cool, DNC!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*No, no, no, no! Or to put it another way, uh-uh, no!* *by Ken* I could have sworn we had this discussion the other day. Remember, after you promised I'd had my "last chance to become a card-carrying Democrat"? "Presumably as of midnight I'm in the clear!" I wrote. "Even if that was Pacific Time, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was, I'm still good. Free! Free at last!" As I wrote, "I never expressed any interest that I'm aware of in *becoming* a card-carrying Democrat," but I was prepared to let bygones be bygones -- on the understanding that this "card-carrying Democrat"... more »

Satire: “A Letter From Joni Ernst About Measles”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“A Letter From Joni Ernst About Measles”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — “On Tuesday, Senator Joni Ernst (R.-Iowa) responded to the recent measles outbreak with the following letter to the American people: Hi, it’s Joni! In recent days, you’ve heard about a measles outbreak among children who have not been vaccinated. Like many Americans, you have probably been asking, “How would Joni solve this problem?” Some in the media have suggested that politicians should not have opinions about vaccinations because we’re not scientists. Excuse me, but that’s like sayin...more »

A Purported Video Purportedly Shows ISIS Burning Someone Alive

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 9 hours ago
Far be it from me to stand up and defend ISIS. I wouldn't deny that such a video could exist. But as I understand it, the existence of the video is based on the testimony of people inside the parts of Syria controlled by ISIS. And, for my money, if western news media are going to dominate the news cycle with something, shouldn't it be DEFINITE news about a video DEFINITELY depicting someone being burned alive? Because, you know, Kuwaiti ambassador's daughters lying to Congress about Iraqi invaders tossing Kuwaiti preemies out of incubators onto the cold, hard floor and all. (Look ... more »

"Not Counting Mexicans or Indians": The Many Tentacles of State Violence Against Black-Brown-Indigenous Communities

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 9 hours ago
*"They tried to bury us, but they didn't know we were seeds."* - Popul Vuh ** VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK/BROWN-INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES: Normally, I don't add a commentary to what I write, but I feel a need to here. What I wrote is part of a 65-page article/chapter against Black-Brown-Indigenous Peoples, literally tracing this systemic and epidemic violence to 1492. Here it is condensed, and the opening is a little different from what I originally wrote. In the original, all the deaths from the past few months are at the top. Also, here, I am attaching the photo alluded to at the begi... more »

World News Briefs -- February 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
CNN: *At least 31 killed as plane hits bridge, crashes in Taipei river* *MIDDLE EAST* U.S., allies focus airstrikes on *Syrian city of Kobani: task force*. Islamic State: Jordan's King Abdullah *vows 'severe response' to IS*. Jordanian king vows 'relentless' war on* Islamic State's own ground.* Outrage in Mideast over *IS killing of Jordan pilot*. U.S. announces $1B aid increase plan *for Jordan after pilot death*. Iraq battles ISIS fighters *inside the country*. Westerners join Kurds fighting *Islamic State group in Iraq*. Nearly 1,000 Iraq Kurds killed* fighting ISIS since June... more »

The Handiwork of US-NATO in Eastern Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
The video of evacuation in Uglegorsk with English subtitles: Several days ago Uglegorsk (a town to the north of Debaltsevo) was seized by the DPR Army [eastern Ukraine's self defense forces]. Upon their retreat, Ukrainian government forces [supported by US-NATO] called a “Grad” missile strike at the town destroying its center. People had been hiding in the basements for days being in the middle of front line between the militias and counter-attacking UAF groups. On the 3rd of February the DPR Army began evacuating people of Uglegorsk. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian army refused to c... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 10 hours ago
*America's clandestine Black Operations (Black Ops) is now fully operational in 105 countries. After more than 10 years of American secret wars, night raids, detentions and assassinations, as well as massive surveillance and billions of wasted dollars ~ the blow back has been 36 new terror groups as well as one that was born during the illegal American invasion of Iraq, nurtured in an Iraqi Prison camp and is now known as the Islamic state of Iraq (ISIS) which just murdered in cold blood a Japanese reporter and Jordanian pilot and controls a huge swath of the Middle East and all un... more »


Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
CANADA’S SECRET “BIG BROTHER” Part I *Written by By Kelly Richard* *Canada has a real life secret “BIG BROTHER”, and I can prove it, including that they are very likely the ones behind the Ottawa shooting false flag hoax.* In 2004 a Canadian I.T. company known as CGI, merged with *American Management Systems*, also known as AMS, a high technology and management consulting firm founded by five former U.S. Defense Department “*Whiz kids*” that specialized in lucrative U.S. defense contracts. This company t... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
SS – STAZI STEPHEN Posted on February 4, 2015 Please post and distribute. Thank you. MNN. Feb. 4, 2015. To scare us Prime Minister Harper says we are at war with the Islamic State!! That “a great evil has been descending over our world”. Does he mean himself? That shoot out on Parliament Hill really scared him even though it was a false flag. To “protect” himself he’s turning spy

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Sailors launch aircraft from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Gulf, in this August 7, 2014 handout image released on August 8. Credit: Reuters/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Card/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters *USA Today:* *Pentagon seeks to reload amid air war* *WASHINGTON — The Pentagon wants to re-stock its arsenal of smart-bombs and missiles after five months of airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria have depleted supplies.* *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 4, 2015* Lawmakers sup... more »

Why Prevent Labeling of GMO Foods?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*James Hall* - Whether to require labeling on GMO foods should be the easiest and simplest of decisions. The post Why Prevent Labeling of GMO Foods? appeared first on Waking Times.

Jordan's King Abdullah II Quotes Clint Eastwood: 'I'm Going To Kill His Wife And All His Friends And Burn His Damn House Down'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
REVENGE: 'Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I'm not only going to kill him, I'm going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down,' Clint Eastwood says in 'Unforgiven,' and the King of Jordan quoted him Tuesday in response to ISIS *Daily Mail:* *'I'm going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down': King of Jordan quotes Clint Eastwood as he addresses US lawmakers* * Jordan's King Abdullah II quoted film character saying 'I'm not only going to kill him, I'm going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down' *... more »

Investigating and defending a claim does not amount to breach of privacy

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
Baines v. Sigurdson Courtlander Burns and Silverstone Barristers & Solicitors, 2015 ONCA 80: [1] The appellant was the unsuccessful plaintiff in an action arising from a motor vehicle accident. She subsequently commenced an action against the respondent, the lawyers who represented the defendants in the motor vehicle litigation, for the tort of intrusion upon seclusion, breach of privacy and negligence. [2] The appellant alleges that the respondent violated her privacy by: (a) providing her medical information to defence experts without her consent for the purpo... more »

Transpicuous News, Sunday Feb 1, 2015: Dutch "gunman", Burning Books, and Debt Writeoffs

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 12 hours ago
[image: Transpicuous News] http://transpicuousnews.blogspot.com/2015/02/transpicuous-news-sunday-feb-1-2015.html Transpicuous News Report, Sunday Feb 1, 2015 Sorry for the Delay in getting the recording of Sunday Nights Transpicuous News Report out, along with all the links.... T'is been an insane week. Remember that Transpicuous News Midweek Report will be LIVE Stream Tonight on CCN, TONE and RTS at 11pm GMT . We have lots more news to review again this week as it seems that things are only moving faster and faster. d Snowden files show Canada spy agency runs global Inte... more »

CRUCIFYING KRISTOF: Kristof doesn't seem all that smart!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015Part 3—Nor very sympathetic:* Kids who live two miles apart may be living in different worlds. Consider two kids who grew up in tiny Yamhill, Oregon in the 1970s. They were teammates on the Yamhill Carlton High School cross country team. One of those kids was Nicholas Kristof; the other was the late Kevin Green. In a recent New York Times column, Kristof sketched one face of relative childhood advantage: KRISTOF (1/25/15): *Let me tell you about Kevin Green.* He grew up on a small farm a couple of miles from my family’s, and we both attended the same s...more »

Gandhi’s Anti-Vaccine Views Ring True A Century Later

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Sayer Ji* - Almost one century ago, Gandhi published a book where he deconstructed the dangers and lack of effectiveness of vaccines and the agendas surrounding them. His voice rings true now more than ever... The post Gandhi’s Anti-Vaccine Views Ring True A Century Later appeared first on Waking Times.

News And Reaction To The Murder Of Jordanian Pilot Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh By The Islamic State (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Slaughtered for their entertainment: Crowds gather to watch the barbaric murder of Jordanian pilot on giant screens on the streets of ISIS capital... and CHEER when the airman goes up in flames * * Shocking video shows ISIS supporters gathering to watch murder video * Big screens have been erected in terror group's de facto capital Raqqa * Film of Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burnt alive appears to be playing on loop * Crowd cheer and shout religious slogans as pilot is engulfed by flames * Film then shows locals - including children - talking about the atrocity * Chilling ne... more »

President Ribbon Cutter Obama Sits Next to the Grinning Valerie Jarrett...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*while refusing to talk about a man being burned alive due to Islam.* He refers to the viciousness and barbarity of this "organization" - whatever the hell that means. Starting out with his trademark Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and declaring that he just got news of the Jordanian pilot being burned alive, but that he "had no details", but, by gosh, we're going to re-double our vigilance. Vigilance of what, you dope? Instead he wants to “talk about how to make people healthier and make their lives better.” I would think *not* being set on fire, burned to marshmallow crispness... more »

Prisoner of my own life

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
I never knew it growing up. But now I know for sure we are all born in prision and when we few who want to get out express that opinion we will be beaten down unmercifally And thats just what they do to children so for adults its mostly just downgrading or for the few a bullet to the head a leap from a top building or some kind of small plane mechanical failure Of all the complaits I have to say herding cats its universal

Fox News Blames Superbowl Loss on "9/11 Truthers"

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 12 hours ago
In the video below, a Fox News anchor makes a stupid joke about Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll being a "9/11 truther" before ridiculing him and others who have actually used their brains and common sense to investigate the preposterous official conspiracy theory explaining the events of 9/11. The mainstream Jewish-owned and controlled mass media is systematically deceiving and degrading the world, treating their audience as if they were brain dead morons incapable of independent, rational thinking - and it's becoming more and more obvious as each day passes. The television is ... more »

The 5 Step Recovery Program for Plutocrats

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - I challenge the plutocrats of the world with the following five ways to become a New-hero... The post The 5 Step Recovery Program for Plutocrats appeared first on Waking Times.

Is This The Next Great War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang *Julian Snelder, National Interest:* *The Next Great War: America vs. China?* *WNU Editor:* Are the regional alliances and grievances of China and its Asian neighbors the same as the regional alliances and grievances of World War One .... I find that a bit of a stretch. But I give credit to the author for looking at the similarities .... and appreciating... more »

So many things I can explain away

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Thats failure speaking loud and I am proud to be that way I could have done or something but I stuck to my guns even when I had no ammo Was I tossed aside intentionally who knows but Van Gough cut his ear off of due to his frustration that the powers that be can not nearly see art at all. Today we do not worry about art untill we are far from it we worry about productivity and all its devices and its worse than believing in economics because love is no staTISTICE you can not start it llllke a car or kill it with a bullet Humans exist no matter how hard you bomb them or even in remot... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Everway the world flows someone is caught in the current and even thought they were elected in good faith the possiblity exists that they were blind otherwise there is no explanation to the world that we have when politicians go so far off plan How bad is the next person as bad as yourself what would you do if some magical elf dropped into your lap the keys to the kingdom we can see by lottery winners not much Reaching higher has become an exculisve of the NBA it seems the world is cooling' down in the face of global warming where everyone is only interested in thermal exchange of the... more »

Why Is THIS Not A War Crime? Criminal Ukraine Government Admits To Targeting Civilians In Donbass Region

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
The US proxy government in Kiev's nice little war against the civilian population of the eastern provinces of Ukraine, known as the Donbass region, rages on.... I have stated in previous articles that the criminal government in the United States along with the criminals running the evil NATO organization have indeed sent both mercenaries and "special forces" into the fight against these civilians on the side of the criminal Ukrainian army.... It has been a slaughter of innocent people that the world is being kept purposely in the dark by the Jew spew media and their constant lies...... more »

Will America Always Be At War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Marines depart a checkpoint and patrol back to Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Afghanistan, May 30, 2010. The Marines are assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Fayloga *William Astore, The Nation/Tom Dispatch*: *7 Reasons Why America’s Wars Aren’t Ending Anytime Soon* *How never-ending war became—and will stay—the new normal.* *WNU Editor:* This is a good summary on the American left's point of view on why is America at war .... and I confess that I always read these commentaries to better understand their ... more »

Econ Conference for Undergrads

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
If you are an undergraduate, this conference may be of interest.

Muslim Opinion Polls - Challenging the 'Tiny Minority of Extremists' Myth - This is for Peter Craven aka @FALLFAN

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
For Peter Craven aka @FALLLFAN Facts not anecdotal evidence based on a few conversations... Terrorism: ICM Poll: 20% of British Muslims sympathize with 7/7 bombers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1510866/Poll-reveals-40pc-of-Muslims-want-sharia-law-in-UK.html NOP Research: 1 in 4 British Muslims say 7/7 bombings were justified http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/14/opinion/main1893879.shtml&date=2011-04-06 http://www.webcitation.org/5xkMGAEvY People-Press: 31% of Turks support suicide attacks against Westerners in Iraq. http://people-press.org/report/206/a-year-after-iraq-war ... more »

Extrajudicial Killings In Iraq’s Capital Remain Unchanged January 2015

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Bodies being dumped in Baghdad’s neighborhoods have been a long time occurrence. In 2014 there was a huge surge in these extra judicial killings during the summer as the insurgents launched their offensive and there was widespread fear that they would reach the capital. Afterward the numbers gradually went down, and have since stabilized. For the last four months there have been roughly the same number of bodies turning up in Baghdad. In October 2014, 43 bodies were discovered, followed by 46 in November, 42 in December, and 47 in January. That compared to the summer months when t... more »

Chemtrail Source Material Finally Unveiled

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - Finally, the base material of chemtrails sprayed from airplanes—both government and commercial—in the atmosphere, has been identified... The post Chemtrail Source Material Finally Unveiled appeared first on Waking Times.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Benson power struggle heads to a Texas courtroom ~Fox 8 WVUE* *Streets, drainage work to present challenges during 2015 parades ~N.O. Advocate * *4th Annual Horses, Hops and Cops* *Jazz Fest Goes Lenny Kravitz's Way ~NOLA DEFENDER * *’tit Rex parades Saturday in Marigny ~Gambit *

The President's Budget Proposal — Cuts to Spending, Cuts to Medicare

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
*America's Achilles Heel: Withholding from the "Undeserving" Poor* *by Gaius Publius* President Obama released his budget recently, and there's a lot in it, both to like and to not like. Rather than give an overview of its many provisions, let's focus on just two. For something of an overview, one person's anyway, see Robert Greenstein at the Huffington Post. His values may not be yours, but he covers the bases. The budget carries through on Obama's tax proposals, child care proposals, and so on, as previewed in the State of the Union address. Our discussion is here, so I won't r... more »

The Sins Of The Fathers

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
For Neo-Liberals, a deficit is more than a negative number. It is a moral failure -- a sin. That conviction drives Stephen Harper's economic policy. And that conviction, Scott Clark and Peter DeVries write, is a perversion of economics. Until recently, Canadian governments have understood that fixation on deficits is detrimental to the nation: By that reasoning, most governments in Canada since Confederation were unethical — because they ran deficits. They borrowed to finance the transcontinental railways which built our country, the St. Lawrence Seaway which connected our western... more »

Similaraties between the Boston Bruins and ISIS

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Sports is the greatest metaphor for life. This is why in the leading country in the world the highest paid professor at any top ten university is the coach. Pro Sports exposes all the flaws of humanity daily. Imagine the NHL is the Illuminati. Its not a huge leap. Pro sports is governed by TV ratings. There is more than smoke to the fire that the NBA has called games to deliver favourable ratings match ups. I would love to see a non biased statistician correlate betting with touchdowns during the Superbowl. Pro Sports owners are the Dukes and Barons of a reformed egalitarian socie... more »

Artificial Intelligence vs. Planetary Intelligence

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Susan Raven* - Our ancient ancestors were in constant communion with the Soul of the Earth and her elemental helpers, and acted accordingly in response to their messages... The post Artificial Intelligence vs. Planetary Intelligence appeared first on Waking Times.

Monsanto's Shares Surge As Its Drive To Force GM Crops Into India Gathers Pace

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 15 hours ago
RINF and Countercurrents 4/2/2015 It was a case of Modi mania when Narendra Modi and his BJP ‘swept’ to power in last year’s Indian general election. It was however hardly the sweeping endorsement from the voters that much of the corporate media liked to portray it as. The BJP might have took 282 of the 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, but it ‘swept’ to power on only 31 percent of the vote. Parts of corporate India and the well-off middle classes nevertheless celebrated Modi’s rise to Prime Minister in the belief that they would materially benefit from a ‘Thatcherite-style’ revolution (... more »

The Costly, False, Futile Climate Crusade

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
The promotion of global warming as a cause has pretty well run its course. I wish there was some nice neat way to kill it off once and for all. Just think the argument goes. All the CO2 produced this past century caused temperatures to start rising in the last two decades of the twentieth century so that we became half a degree warmer. Then by obvious extension we were in trouble. Except twenty years has now passed and yes CO2 continues to rise while temperatures have not which is a pretty good proof of the total failure of the proposition. That the proposition was ... more »

Cherokee Religion was Zoroasterism

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
*[image: POOF-Logo-small.jpg] * This is an important piece of data and conforms to my expectations regarding global cultural sharing that took place during the high Atlantean Age between 2500 BC through 1159BC. Please note that we have reason to expect continued links both well before and long after. What was lost however was the pressing economic rational of the metal trade. Our problem by the by will not be lack of evidence so much but eyes and ears willing to see and hear. This also hugely explains the apparent snippets of ancient Asian culture that inspired the ten lost ... more »

Waiting for the ‘Backlash’ in China

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
A remarkable statement at the end. That the Chinese people have been longing for democracy for centuries. The idea has always been about but it has always been denied. So yes, after the Party it will be a through and through democratic system. They do not need to be taught anything because local sensitivities are in place and rising prosperity means all feel the right to participate. I also think that it could be sudden. The military can stop a single uprising but it cannot stop a thousand uprisings that flare and disappear all over the place. Nor will they try at that p... more »

Vaccines, EDC's and the Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Vaccines. We have sure heard lots about them as of late. In a fashion that should be characterized as the worst hysterical, fear mongering, hard sell imaginable. Presented in the simplistic, antagonistic, vacuum in the middle way the media presents all material **The authority wearing the white coat, with his stethoscope prop says, ‘vaccines are wonderful’* (Don't believe my prop comment, check *many* of the vaccine promoting images- middle age male- father/grandfather figure- white coat or stethescope prop- the photos are staged for maximum appeal) **The so called anti-vaxxers ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
I am traveling this morning. Blogging will return 12:00 EST.

Saudi Arabia Uses Its Oil Lever To Stop Russian Support For President Bashar al-Assad of Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, left, and King Salman of Saudi Arabia, then the crown prince, at a session of the G20 summit talks in November in Brisbane, Australia. Credit Pool photo Rob Griffith *New York Times*:* Saudi Oil Is Seen as Lever to Pry Russian Support From Syria’s Assad* *WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia has been trying to pressure President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to abandon his support for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, using its dominance of the global oil markets at a time when the Russian government is reeling from the effects of plummeting oil prices.... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*'Green' questionnaire allegedly helps predict how consumers buy environmentally friendly products* *A remarkably naive piece of attitude research below. The researchers have taken no account of acquiescent bias, social desirability bias or social class bias. They are psychometrically illiterate. What their finding imply, if anything, is that Green acolytes are mostly middle class and therefore tend to exhibit other middle class charateristics. Another howler from phys.org. Excerpt below* How do consumers decide when faced with the option of buying a traditional product or ... more »

what i'm reading: the death of santini, by pat conroy

laura k at wmtc - 17 hours ago
Readers over a certain age may remember Pat Conroy as the author of "The Great Santini," the novel and later, a movie for which he wrote the screenplay. The movie starred Robert Duvall as an aggressive, bullying father; the son was played by Michael O'Keefe. Conroy is probably best known for *The Prince of Tides*, a hugely popular novel from the mid-80s, adapted into a movie starring Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte, directed by Streisand. Conroy has written many other novels and screenplays, and in general has been a highly successful writer. A recurring theme in Conroy's work - pr... more »

TransAsia plane crash-lands in river in Taiwan as filmed by car dash-cam

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Is this real? Apparently so...

CIMS nostalgia

Alison at Creekside - 18 hours ago
Whoa, imagine finding this again! An old CBC broadcast of Keith Boag being given a walk through CIMS with commentary from Michael Geist and Garth Turner. I've posted it twice over the years only to have it taken down at source. We'll see if it stays up this time. This broadcast must be at least six years old now - given that CPC Direct Voter Contact manager Andrew Harris explaining CIMS here left the Cons' employ in November 2008 to found his own voter contact firm, Picea Partners. Billed as "Canada's first and leading provider of Telephone Town Hall meetings", Picea did a tele-t... more »

Kurt Vonnegut, "Requiem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Requiem"* by Kurt Vonnegut “The crucified planet Earth, should it find a voice and a sense of irony, might now well say of our abuse of it, "Forgive them, Father, they know not what they do." ․ The irony would be that we know what we are doing. ․ When the last living thing has died on account of us, how poetical it would be if Earth could say, in a voice floating up perhaps from the floor of the Grand Canyon, "It is done. People did not like it here.”

"Fukushima Update, 2-4-2015"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Japan & U.S. Gov’t Experts: West Coast Hit By Radioactive * *Plumes From Both Massive Fukushima Explosions"* Maps of L.A. and San Francisco covered in red clouds removed from latest paper; Total releases ‘clearly larger’ than previously claimed; ‘Significantly’ higher discharges flowed toward U.S. by ENENews.com Excerpts from study by scientists from Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan Meteorological Agency, NOAA, UK Met Office, Canadian Meteorological Centre, 2014-2015: "We estimate a detailed time trend of atmospheric releases during the Fukushima accident by combining environmental... more »

The BBC allow the word 'terror' to be linked to ISIS, some mistake surely!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This BBC article entitled 'Islamic State: Can its savagery be explained?' is not by one of it's ever so politically correct journalists who are ever careful not to offend Islamic terrorists, but by: *Fawaz A Gerges (who) holds the Emirates Chair in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is author of several books, including Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy.* Here's the opening part of the article: Islamic State has become synonymous with viciousness - beheadings, crucifixions, stonings, massacres, burying vi... more »

A serious Googe Ads fail - Warning graphic content

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
I think that the young Jordanian pilot, Moaz al-Kasasbeh, deserves better than to attract advertising for walk in showers. Sick, sick, sick. Screen capture is taken from Pamela Geller's website.

Providing Radio Communications Integration Support for New U.S. Navy Ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: DDG-1000 (Zumwalt) class DDG]The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a nine-year contract to support radio and communications systems design and integration for 13 surface combatant ships. The initial award is valued at $28.4 million with the total value of the nine-year contract estimated at $187.4 million. Under the DDG VI Radio Communications Systems (RCS) contract, BAE Systems’ experts will provide systems engineering, production, and integration for 12 DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers and one DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer. The company... more »

The Air Force’s New Gunships Shake, Rattle and Roll

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: AC-130J Ghostrider]The U.S. Air Force’s newest AC-130J Ghostrider gunships will enter service later than expected because of plans to load extra weapons on the four-engine planes. But the Pentagon’s top weapons tester is even more worried that other nagging problems could hold up the aircraft. In 2014, crews had trouble picking out targets because the two prototypes were shaking so much in the air, according to the latest annual report from the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation. On top of that, one of the aircraft had a mid-air accident that completely shut down t... more »

RAF planes arrive on transit flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Four Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter aircraft and a refuelling tanker flew in this evening on transit. The aircraft arrived from the UK and are to overnight. It is believed that they are on their way to the Gulf. Read more

New Indian radar offers aircraft protection against bird hits

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: OIS-Advanced Technology (OIS-AT)]A new Indian radar - a global first - offers protection against the menace of aircraft bird hits while another can detect and track unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company that developed them said Tuesday. The company is eyeing domestic and international markets. The two radars, among the four indigenously developed, are to be unveiled at the Aero India 2015 exposition at Bengaluru later this month, Sanjay Bhandari, founder chairman and managing director of OIS-Advanced Technology (OIS-AT), told reporters here. The other two radars are ... more »

Iraq And The Transformation of the Royal Australian Air Force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Boeing 737-700 AEW&C (Wedgetail)]Washington often grumbles about its allies and their contributions — or lack thereof — to the common defense. But some allies are making key investments in 21st century weapons to operate against 21st century threats. A good example is the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and its operations against ISIL in Iraq. The RAAF strike force flew from Australia to the Middle East using its own tankers and airlift. It’s been a long road to this sort of deployment. The Aussies entered the 21st century with an aging Air Force. The transformation real... more »

British Army Mobilizes 1,500 'Facebook Warriors' To Spread Disinformation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *British army creates team of Facebook warriors* *Soldiers familiar with social media sought for 77th Brigade, which will be responsible for ‘non-lethal warfare’* *WNU Editor:* Zero Hedge* sums it up best* .... *Get ready, social media is about to get far more treacherous than it already is. Be extra careful jumping to conclusions, always think for yourself and use your best judgement. Government psy ops are about to go into overdrive.* *More News On The British Army Mobilizing 1,500 'Facebook Warriors' To Spread Disinformation* Army Revives Chindits as ‘Facebook ... more »

NATO AWACS integrates with US Navy, improves maritime capabilities

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: NATO E-3A Sentry]NATO AWACS took part in a live, scenario-driven tactical exercise with the U.S. Navy from Jan. 16 to Jan. 28, 2015. For 12 days, two aircraft and more than 70 personnel from the E-3A Component participated in the Composite Training Unit Exercise, commonly referred to as COMPTUEX 2015, to improve maritime integration by conducting various maritime missions with units from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps. “This exercise has provided the Component with valuable insight into U.S. naval operations beginning with the mission planning process throug... more »

Aeronautics prepares maritime-mission Dominator XP

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Dominator XP]Israel's Aeronautics Defense Systems is in the process of integrating a maritime version of its Dominator XP unmanned aircraft for a client. Aeronautics has previously supplied one Dominator XP to Mexico, where it is in service with the nation's law enforcement bodies. The company also has been offering the adapted Diamond Aircraft DA42 for maritime patrol missions, and deputy chief executive Dany Eshchar confirms that a first system is being prepared for an unidentified customer. Read more

Asia and Europe Financial Report - February 4 , 2015 - Early look at overnight data from Asia ( China and Japan PMI data ) , 3 key Greek meetings today ( ECB decide whether to extend ELA, Juncker vs. Tsipras, Draghi vs.Varoufakis ) .... additional items of note , updated as relevant !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 20 hours ago
Tweets..... Graeme Wearden retweeted *Mike Bird* ‏@Birdyword 4m 4 minutes ago 3 Greek meetings today: ECB decide whether to extend ELA, Juncker vs. Tsipras, Draghi vs. Varoufakis. http://uk.businessinsider.com/greece-debt-sw ap-varoufakis-tsipras-draghi-juncker-2015-2 … *BI Europe* [image: View this content on BI_Europe's website] Greece is facing three massive tests of its debt plans today Greece's new government is going head-to-head with Europe's most important functionaries. View on web *Graeme Wearden* ‏@graemewearden 4m 4 minutes ago Greek finance minister meeting ECB chi... more »

Taxpayer Watchdog Says US F-35 Aircraft Program Unjustified, Unaffordable

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II]The US Department of Defense’s 2016 budget request for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter represents nearly 30 percent of the Navy, Air Force and Army’s combined aircraft procurement costs, an amount that President of Taxpayers for Common Sense Ryan Alexander told Sputnik is costly and unjustified. “Procurement costs for the F-35 continue to be unbelievably high and it’s hard to believe this is a plane we can justify or afford,” Alexander said Monday in an interview with Sputnik on the Defense Department’s budget. The proposed $585 billion 2016 Defense Departme... more »

Leaked Detail About New Chinese Aircraft Carrier Leaves Bigger Questions Unanswered

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Liaoning CV]Earlier this week, China's state media accidentally published a report that mentioned the construction of a new aircraft carrier in Dalian, a city on the East China Sea near the border with North Korea. Dalian is home to a major shipyard that builds a number of different vessels, including warships. An overly excited government official blurted that a local firm was super excited after "winning the contract for China's second aircraft carrier." Shortly after realizing that this was technically "secret" information, authorities quickly tried to yank the story fr... more »

Fugitive arms broker implicated in Lafayette scandal reported dead

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Lafayette class FFG]A special investigation unit said Tuesday that it was unaware of the reported death of Andrew Wang (汪傳浦), a Taiwanese arms broker implicated in a corruption scandal dating back to the 1991 procurement of Lafayette-class frigates from France, but said the report will not affect moves to retrieve his illegal gains. The Special Investigation Division (SID) under the Supreme Prosecutors Office said it will continue to communicate with Swiss judicial authorities regarding Wang's money -- about US$300 million -- frozen in bank accounts there. Taiwan will conti... more »

One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
'Effective antiterrorist action has also been thwarted by the claim that—as the quip goes—"One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter." That's a catchy phrase, but also misleading. Freedom fighters do not need to terrorize a population into submission. Freedom fighters target the military forces and the organized instruments of repression keeping dictatorial regimes in power. Freedom fighters struggle to liberate their citizens from oppression and to establish a form of government that reflects the will of the people. Now, this is not to say that those who are fight... more »

Fit to be a Frigate?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Independence (LCS-2)]One of the most persistent complaints about the Littoral Combatant Ship (LCS) is that it is not fit to replace the retiring Perry class frigates. LCS has been characterized as under-armed in comparison with the Perry class, and not capable of assuming the roles and missions of a frigate. In light of these criticisms it’s useful to examine what constitutes a frigate in the second decade of the 21st century. What sort of frigate does the U.S. Navy need to meet present requirements? Read more

Russia speeds up air-force upgrading

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Su-35 Flanker-E]Russia's air force will receive a massive reinforcement this year, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday, with 33 percent of the Air Force' armament set to be modernized. "In 2015, the Russian Air Force and Naval Aviation will get 126 new warplanes and 88 helicopters as part of the state defense procurement," the minister told a teleconference, saying "the serviceability levels should be raised to 67 percent." Besides, 80 percent of the airplanes of the Russian Air Force's Long Range Aviation must be in combat-ready status, he said. Read more

US nuclear submarine visits South Korea for annual drill

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Olympia (SSN-717)]A nuclear-powered US submarine visited South Korea for a joint annual military drill, a South Korean military official said on Monday. "The US submarine came into a South Korean port for regular visit and annual joint military exercise. We cannot confirm details on the exercise for security reasons," the Defense Ministry official said by phone. The 7,000-ton USS Olympia, a Los Angeles-class submarine, arrived in the southern port city of Jinhae, 410 km south of capital Seoul, on Friday, said a naval officer quoted by Yonhap News Agency. Read more

USS Illinois submarine set to be christened this year

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Illinois (SSN-786)]Illinois is about to be introduced to a nuclear-powered submarine named for the state. The USS Illinois, still under construction on the East Coast, is a $2.7 billion black behemoth set to prowl the seas after its christening, expected June 27. Navy Cmdr. Jess Porter, the submarine's captain, is bringing some of his crew to Chicago for two days of public appearances that begin Thursday with a breakfast and presentation at the Union League Club of Chicago. Read more

Wake up Europe, Ukraine Can’t Wait any Longer for Your Help

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Quite simply a beleaguered Putin is following the oldest populist strategy of picking off neigboring lands to shore up and recruit Russian nationalism. Europe must choose to stop it or watch Russia reclaim its former colonies with military force. The problem with that disease is that no one ever knows when to stop and his successors certainly will not. The breakup of the USSR left a lot of unfinished business on the table. Russia has now shown that it wants to redress some of these issues. The solution now is a border commission, but this must also include a powerful forw... more »

Gallop CEO: Its All A Lie

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Jim Clifton, Gallop:* *The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment* *WNU Editor:* It makes you wonder on what else are they "lying about".

Middle East North Africa Report - February 4 , 2015 - Jordan / UAE / Yemen / Iraq / Syria / Libya / Lebanon in Focus ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 21 hours ago
Links...... *US Hopes Murder Will Toughen Jordan's Resolve* *Jordan Executes Two in Revenge for ISIS Killing Pilot* *UAE, Key US Ally in ISIS Effort, Disengaged in December* *Compromise Reported as Iran Says Nuclear Deal Close* *Pentagon Loses Track of Weapons Sent to Yemen* *Yemen's Houthi Rebels Threaten to Take Power If No Deal Is Reached* Christians Gear Up to Fight Isis; 59 Killed Across Iraq Romania Rejects Iraqi Claim of Selling Weapons to ISIS Syrian Hackers Pose as Beautiful Women to Steal Rebel Plans ISIS Captors 'Didn't Even Have the Quran,' Says Former Hostage Saudi Oil... more »

Pentagon's Top Intelligence Officer: The Taliban Are Terrorists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Washington Times:* DIA chief not reluctant to label the Taliban as ‘terrorists’ *Previous Post:* White House: The Taliban Are Not A Terrorist Group *WNU Editor:* Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart is a "breath of fresh air".

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 day 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 day ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click HERE for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourage ... more »

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

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*MEDIA COVERAGE:* *Times-Picayune* *II* *The Advocate / Associated Press* *II* 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 origin... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day ago
*The red 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’-inspired ... more »

Journalist Peter Salisbury discusses Yemen’s economy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 hour one *here*, and hour two *here*.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Theros Paradise or Oblivion

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Bittersweet”

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

US authorities are intending to issue additional funds to Kyiv, White House spokesman Josh Earnest has said. "The scope of our financial assistance to Ukrainian authorities could increase significantly due to the unstable situation in the country provoked by Russia," he said at a press conference. According to Earnest, "based on a ...

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