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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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

9 Feb - Blogs I'm Following

12:00pm MST

When taking longer to finish is not failure but heroism

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
Sent to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 9, 2015 Like Peter Smagorinsky ("Opinion: Issue isn’t welding vs. Chaucer. It’s how to remove barriers to college," Feb. 9). I also "admire people who persist through obstacles." As Smagorinksy points out, many of those who take longer than the traditional time period to finish high school, community college, or a "four-year" college need to work to support themselves and their families. We must allow working students to take a reduced course load and and occasional leaves of absence. During the depression, the father of a colle... more »

President Obama: Time For Iran To Decide On Nuclear Weapons. Admits 'Very Real Differences' With Netanyahu On Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Time:* *Obama: It’s Time for Iran to Decide on Nuclear Weapons* *President Obama said Monday that Iran needs to decide whether it will agree to end its nuclear weapons research.In a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House, Obama said he does not see much chance for an extension of the upcoming deadline on negotiations with the U.S. and several other countries, arguing that the issue is now whether Iran has the political will to get a deal done.* *WNU Editor:* President Obama definitely does not sound optimistic on an Iranian deal. *More N... more »

Review - Ultimate Cleaning Package by Radiantly You

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 hour ago
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) recipes are available, online, for just about everything. And that's great for people who are into making stuff. Making stuff isn't for everyone. So we look to commercial products to fill our needs. In my experience, shopping for Eco-friendly products at the market is difficult. The selections are limited, the expense is high, and one has to be very careful about ingredients because not all so-called green items are actually green. I was invited to try out the *Ultimate Cleaning Package by Radiantly You*. Before agreeing to do a review, I asked about where the ... more »

Preventing A US-China Nuclear War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Fang Fenghui (L), chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, holds a welcoming ceremony for Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, prior to their talks in Beijing, capital of China, April 22, 2013. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi) *James Jay Carafano, The National Interest*:* Avoiding the Unthinkable: Preventing a US-China Nuclear War* *"The goal is to leave everyone in Asia believing that when it comes to solving regional problems, there are better answers than the force of arms."* *WNU Editor:* Using the tactics, policies, and strategies that we... more »

EFN Asia 46: A Young Korean's Reflections of Conference 2014 in Hong Kong

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
Here's a good reflection paper by a young participant from Seoul during the Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia Conference 2014 in Hong Kong. This is posted yesterday, 09 February 2015, at the EFN Asia website. Reposting it here. ----------- *Perspective from the Youth Alliance for the Future of Korea: EFN Asia conference 2014* By Ms Kwon Ji-Eun, staff, The Young Alliance for the Future of Korea … This year's topic of the annual conference was 'Liberalism: Promoting Growth, Reducing Inequality', and the members from developing Asian countries gather together to discuss the method... more »

Is Cyprus About To Lease Two Military Bases To Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Image from MINA *Newsweek:* *Russian Army Set to Agree Deal to Use Cyprus Ports and Airstrips* *The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, has said he is in talks with the Russian government to let its military use the island nation’s sea and airports. He made the announcement in an interview with Russia’s state owned news agency Itar-Tass today, having previously denied earlier reports that Cyprus had agreed a deal to lease its facilities with the Russian armed forces.* *WNU Editor:* Russian media first reported over the weekend on a military deal that would* permit Russia to ... more »

Russian President Vladimir Putin Begins A Two Day Trip To Egypt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*BBC*: *Russia's Putin arrives in Cairo for talks with Egyptian leader* *Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun a two-day visit to Egypt, as both sides aim to boost bilateral ties and discuss major regional security issues.* *WNU Editor:* Arms deals, closer bilateral relations, and regional security issues will be on the plate for discussion. *More News On Russian President Vladimir Putin Beginning A Two Day Trip To Egypt * Russia's Putin arrives in Egypt to meet Sisi -- Ahram Online Egypt Provides a Warm Welcome for Russia's President -- Sputnik Putin Begins Egypt Visit -- Ra... more »

BC Liberals Take The Cash At Swanky Election Fundraiser Hosted By LNG Proponent Wooodfibre, 2 1/2 Years Before The Next Election

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 3 hours ago
BC Liberals Take The Cash At Swanky Election Fundraiser Hosted By LNG Proponent Wooodfibre, 2 1/2 Years Before The Next Election(An LNG Story) *Written by Grant G* Well well well.....On January 13th/2015 Woodfibre LNG applies to the BC Liberal Government for an environmental certificate on it`s proposed project in Squamish.. ______________ *Small LNG project in B.C. applies for environmental certificate* * [image: Printer-friendly version]Printer-friendly version[image: Send by email]Send by email* * Latest Oil and Gas News: * *January 15, 2015* *(The Globe and Mail; Jan. 13)... more »

Andrew Cuomo thinks pols are either talkers or doers -- guess which he thinks he is

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*The New Yorker caption for this picture is: "At close range, the Governor is a formidable presence. His speech comes in aggressive, self-confident bursts, especially when he's sizing up the state of political play, and he is relentless." I thought this was kind of funny, because just looking at the picture, I thought of some tacky horror-movie villain.* *by Ken* It's about as old an argument as there is in the field of government: compromising to get stuff done vs. holding out for getting the right thing(s) done. Of course it's kind of a fake dichotomy. I think most people unders... more »

Real Crusades History - The First Crusaders: Their Motivations

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont (1095).* "Let those who have been accustomed unjustly to wage private warfare against the faithful now go against the infidels and end with victory this war which should have been begun long ago. Let those who for a long time, have been robbers, now become knights. Let those who have been fighting against their brothers and relatives now fight in a proper way against the barbarians. Let those who have been serving as mercenaries for small pay now obtain the eternal reward. Let those who have been wearing themselves out in both body and soul... more »

Red Cross: The Afghan War Is Going To Get Worse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Reuters / Jose Miguel Gomez *Reuters:* *Red Cross saw twice as many dead Afghan fighters in 2014, fears worse to come* *(Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross removed more than twice as many dead combatants from Afghan battlefields in 2014 than in the previous year as fighting intensified, the charity said on Monday.The ICRC retrieved the remains of 1,372 dead fighters in the 12-month period, up from 620 the year before.* *WNU Editor*: Afghanistan's neighbors are certainly becoming concerned on where the security situation is heading .... *Afghan, Pakistani, Ch... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“What created the Waterfall Nebula? No one knows. The structure seen in the region of NGC 1999 in the Great Orion Molecular Cloud complex is one of the more mysterious structures yet found on the sky. Designated HH-222, the elongated gaseous stream stretches about ten light years and emits an unusual array of colors. * Click image for larger size.* One hypothesis is that the gas filament results from the wind from a young star impacting a nearby molecular cloud. That would not explain, however, why the Waterfall and fainter streams all appear to converge on a bright but unusual non ... more »

Crowfoot, "What Is Life?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." - Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Look, I want to love this world as though it's the last chance I'm ever going to get to be alive and know it." - Mary Oliver

Chet Raymo

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Sea Grows Old In It”* by Chet Raymo ․ “’The poet, like the electric [lightning] rod, must reach from a point nearer to the sky than all surrounding objects down to the earth, and down to the dark wet soil, or neither is of use. The poet must not only converse with pure thought, but he must demonstrate it almost to the senses. His words must be pictures, his verses must be spheres and cubes, to be seen, and smelled and handled.’ - Ralph Waldo Emerson Ah, Mr. Emerson. This seems about as good a description of poetry as one is likely to find. I love the image. Not a hand reachin... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Gainesville, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Eckhart Tolle, "On Happiness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"On Happiness" by Eckhart Tolle "If there is unhappiness in you, first you need to acknowledge that it is there. But don't say, “I'm unhappy.” Unhappiness has nothing to do with who you are. Say: “There is unhappiness in me.” Then investigate it. A situation you find yourself in may have something to do with it. Action may be required to change the situation or remove yourself from it. If there is nothing you can do, face what is and say, “Well, right now, this is how it is. I can either accept it, or make myself miserable.” The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation b... more »

FREE Download: Marcus Aurelius, "Meditations"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
FREE Download: Marcus Aurelius, "Meditations" "Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil." - Marcus Aurelius "Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was the Roman emperor from 161 to his death in 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Lucius' death in 169. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. His tenure was marked by wars in Asia against a revitalized Parthian Empire, and with Germanic tribes along the Limes Germanicus into Gaul and ac... more »

More Than Just A Wish - A Poem by Seldom Heard

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 5 hours ago
Source: *https://plus.google.com/u/0/108767350436427277961/posts*

"The First Rule Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"The first rule of life is to reveal nothing, to be exceptionally cautious in what you say, in whatever company you may find yourself. If you have a secret, you have only to whisper it to your dearest friend with the strictest injunction that it will go no further, and within half a day the story is all over town, and when you do make what would seem to be a perfectly sensible remark, you will find it reported in the most grotesque form, thus incurring no end of criticism to rebound upon you." - Elizabeth Aston

"Making Life Yours: Perception"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Making Life Yours: Perception"* by The DailyOm "A simple shift in attitude can help us recognize the hidden potential for fulfillment in every event. There is no secret recipe for happiness and contentment. The individuals who move through life joyously have not necessarily been blessed with lives of abundance, love, success, and prosperity. Such people have, however, been blessed with the ability to take the circumstances they’ve been handed and make them into something great. Our individual realities are colored by perception—delight and despair come from within rather than wit... more »

If The Ukraine Peace Talks Fail Expect The Next Big Battles To Occur In These Cities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast:* *Is This The Next Big Battle of the Ukraine War?* *Western leaders are trying to negotiate a political solution to the war in Ukraine, but Mariupol, which stands between Russia and Crimea, has to be ready for the worst.* *WNU Editor:* If recent reports from Ukraine are true .... *Russian-backed rebels massing to attack key Ukrainian towns: Kiev *(Reuters) .... and if this weeks Ukraine peace talks do fail .... the next major battle will be for the town of Debaltseve .... * City of Debaltseve emerges as a tipping point in Ukraine’s war * (Financial Tim... more »

Greece Updates - February 9 , 2015 - Following the Tsipras Speech to the Greek Parliament ( not a whiff of backing down to Troika ) , examination of post - mortems , news / views data for Greece - all ahead of Wednesday key EuroGroup meeting of February 9 , 2015.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Surveying the field m the day after the Tsipras speech , before the vote of confidence and prior to Wednesday EuroGroup ! Tweets..... *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 2h2 hours ago Athens prepares a compromise before Eurogroup http://dlvr.it/8T8zx2 *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 3h3 hours ago British PM holds meeting with FinMin, BoE on Grexit risk http:// dlvr.it/8T74B9 *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 6h6 hours ago German Chancellor #Merkel says will wait for #Greece to make sustainable proposal and then talk about it, Reuters reports *Kathimerini ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 9, 0215

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Ukrainian servicemen launch a Grad rocket towards pro-Russian separatist forces outside Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine Feb. 8, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Chernyshev *Lucian Kim, Reuters:* *Signs of desperation in West’s latest moves to halt Ukraine crisis* *The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany’s Gray Lady, ran a tabloid-style headline on its website Sunday morning: “The Day the World Fell Apart.” The catastrophe in question was the Munich Security Conference, an annual forum that packs dozens of world leaders into a five-star hotel for a weekend of speeches and back-room dealings. T... more »

Aerial war on Syria is expanding- UAE is back & the US (Israel) is pleased.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
I wondered at the comments from Syrian leadership? *From: Syria- No, to Foreign Troops on Syrian Soil- Syrian/Belarus cooperation* Syria's foreign minister has criticized neighboring Jordan, which recently stepped up air strikes *"We will not allow anyone to infringe upon our national sovereignty and we don't need (foreign) ground troops to fight the IS*" *Jordan stepping up airstrike and troops on the ground?* What was going on behind the scenes? I knew Jordan had been training terrorists for some time now- I searched through my blog and found at least three posts mentioning this ... more »

Why Your Taxes Are Going UP UP UP  (Biggest Leak in Banking History Exposes Massive Tax Evasion)  Truth Is Unspeakable   (American Sniper Means America Loves Its Violence-Prone Image)  America:  Murder, Inc.

He Was Truly The Dean 88-Year-Old Retired Central Banker Expects Grexit In His Lifetime Are you so used to stories about bankster money laundering (for narcotics smuggling, a source of ready funds enabling excessive lifestyles, or other questionable ventures) that they are not exciting enough to get you going anymore? They're hoping so. Cause no one (except maybe a confused new hire or two)

Karin Klein and Los Angeles Times still supplying snake oil

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
*"With the long-held popular notion that "private" schooling is better than "public" education, along with the conservative media assault on public education, parents were easily enticed to hitch their children onto the charter school bandwagon."—Professor Antonia Darder* [image: Tamar Galatzan and John Deasy discussing Eli Broad's latest plans to profit from the privatization of of public education title=] The Los Angeles Times published their Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education endorsements for the March 3, 2015 primary election. I had the following to say: ... more »

SkyCity deal: this is what cronyism looks like.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
This is an uncomfortable thing for tax- and rate-payers to read in the press : [image: _Quote_Idiot]Prime Minister John Key says Auckland ratepayers are unlikely to be asked to foot the bill for cost overruns on SkyCity's convention centre. But… It’s all in the “but,” isn’t it. And as ratepayers and taxpayers can probably already guess, it’s a “but” begetting an effusion of cronyism: [image: _Quote_Idiot]Prime Minister John Key won't rule out using taxpayer money to stop SkyCity's convention centre becoming an "eyesore." Considering the big numbers already being thrown around – t... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
I can sympathise with the apartment owner, but this would be hard to resist… [image: image] [Hat tip Funny Quotes] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Roswell Slide - Today's (February 9) Update

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 hours ago
At the risk of opening the debate about my involvement in the investigation of the Roswell Slides though I haven't talked to Don in more than a year and much of what I know has come from Tom, I will note that the slide circulating on the Internet is the real deal. This is what they were given and have been attempting to vet for over two years. For some reason I cannot get photographs to load on this blog, though I have tried everything I can think of in the last several hours, and have even used other computers. The best I can do is note that the slide was published here: http://bit... more »

Bill Warner, PhD: Sacred Deception -- Taqiyya

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
Two of the most powerful modern Muslims, Ayatollah Khomeini and President Barack Hussein Obama, are well-known for their big deceptions. As politically ambitious men, they told lies to the people to reach the high seat of power. The leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood also weaselled and deceived their way into power in Egypt after the revolution in 2011. How can they live with themselves? As you'll find in the video below, their religion soothes their conscience. Islam allows deception and lies. It seems the Prophet Muhammad was more Machiavellian than Machiavelli himself. But dece... more »

Grand Canyon Tram Scam: Notes on NBC News Story

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Grand Canyon Tram Scam: Notes on NBC News’ story Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma: "These landscapes and the canyon and the confluence today are still very, very important to the Hopi people and we'll never let that go. We're not going to give up on being good stewards of these lands. Never."  by Roger Clark, Grand Canyon Program Director Navajo President Ben Shelly sees himself “as guardian

World News Briefs -- February 9, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Obama says Russia's isolation will worsen if it doesn't change course in Ukraine* *Feb 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday both the United States and its European allies remain committed to finding a diplomatic solution to tensions with Russia over Ukraine.* *"Even as we continue to work for a diplomatic solution we are making it clear again today that if Russia continues on its current course, which is ruining the Russia economy and hurting the Russian people, as well as having such a terrible effect on Ukraine, Russia's isolation will only wors... more »

Ukraine War News Updates -- February 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Euronews:* *Ukraine forces primed for fresh assaults as separatists mass around Debaltseve and Mariupol* *Russian separatists have intensified assaults on Ukraine government forces on all fronts and appear to be massing troops and hardware for fresh attacks on Debaltseva and the coastal town of Mariupol, according to the Ukraine military.* *Ukraine War News Updates -- February 9, 2015* City of Debaltseve emerges as a tipping point in Ukraine’s war -- Financial Times Rebel Offensive Is Push for Concessions, Says Ukraine -- WSJ Russian-backed rebels massing to attack key Ukrainian ... more »

Russian Defense Analysts: U.S. Moves To Arm Ukraine Will Be Viewed As A Declaration Of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Moscow Times:* *Russia Would See U.S. Moves to Arm Ukraine as Declaration of War* *U.S. provision of military aid to Ukraine would be seen by Moscow as a declaration of war and spark a global escalation of Ukraine's separatist conflict, Russian defense analysts said.* *WNU Editor*: I would not necessary say a "declaration of war" .... but Moscow would view such direct American involvement as a "proxy war" with the U.S. .... and one in Moscow they would have to respond. *Update: *Here's what 5 world leaders think about arming Ukraine -- NPR

Michael Bloomberg's Idea Of A Real Estate Godsend Is A Catastrophe And A Nightmare For American Working Families

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
The L.A. Basin is filled with empty McMansions. I hear there are also lots of big empty homes in Seattle, Vancouver, San Diego and the space-strapped San Francisco Bay Area as well. They're like fields left fallow, although they're not getting more fertile over time. These homes are investments from wealthy foreigners, predominantly from China and Russia, although from anywhere in the world where the wealthy know their riches could be seized in a political upheaval at any time. American real estate has proven a good parking place. The value of the investment has tended to grow, an... more »

Why aren't intelligent blondes speaking up against this abomination?

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
A few weeks back, I joked on Twitter about how *some* blondes made the whole... race? species? look dumb, and that the smart ones should sue for defamation of character. You know, just as every secular, cultural or religious muslim should loudly, publicly denounce every act of violence committed by barbaric individuals and groups who exploit an ideological interpretation of Islam to justify their carnage and sexual terrorism. And now this, in my email box this morning. Just put "Eve Adams" in a search box on Twitter. Hundreds of tweets and re-tweets. Some amusing. Some informativ... more »

Supplemental: What actually happened in Haiti?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015Taking the PBS Challenge:* Many PBS stations are currently airing a three-part series, A Path Appears, which features Nicholas Kristof. This is the official synopsis of the PBS series: *A Path Appears,* from the creative team behind the series *Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,* follows Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and a group of dedicated actor/advocates to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States. They uncover the harshest forms of gender inequality, the devas... more »

Behind the Story: FBI repression of anti-fossil fuel activists

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Letter to Censored News Hi Brenda, "My name is Sasha, and I am a co-founding moderator of the EF! Newswire. Last month I published a story through the Defending Dissent Foundation about state repression of anti-fossil fuel activists in Cascadia: http://www.defendingdissent.org/now/news/why-is-the-fbi-harassing-activists-in-cascadia/ The story was immediately posted in The Ecologist,

Why Is The FBI Harassing Activists in Cascadia?

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Why Is The FBI Harassing Activists In Cascadia? Thanks to Defending Dissent Foundation and Earth First! Journal for permission for Censored News to publish this original work! Dissent News Wire Censored News Alexander Reid Ross , January 5, 2015, In : Analysis & Opinion Editor’s note: this story has recently been picked up by The Statesman and AP… but you heard about it here first!

Unmasking an Extraterrestrial Presence

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Film - *Is the US government really lying about extraterrestrials? Are there planets beyond our galaxy that can sustain life and have allowed other races to evolve? The post Unmasking an Extraterrestrial Presence appeared first on Waking Times.

“The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
[image: GISSUSTampering] If you have to lie to make your argument, does that leave you with any argument at all? Alleged climate scientists have been fiddling with temperature data for years to hide the decline, to juice up their stories, to make their claims about climate catastrophe. The scandal is slowly, gradually, inexorably becoming mainstream. [image: Warmist_Year_Evah_scr] “The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever,” says Christopher Booker. "'Breathtaking' adjustments to Arctic temperature record," notes James Delingpole. "Is there any 'glo... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Homeland Security'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
HOMELAND SECURITY Posted on February 9, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Feb. 9, 2015. On May 18, 1997, over 100 Haudenosaunne/Iroquois were brutally beaten by New York State Troopers. They disrupted a sacred tobacco burning ceremony at Onondaga, the capital of the Iroquois Confederacy. Lawyers, Terrance Hoffmann of Syracuse and Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello of New York

The Lie We Live

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
By Spencer Cathcart Exposing the truth about our corrupt world and what humanity has become. This is a short documentary film I made and wrote questioning our freedom, the education system, corporations, money, the American capitalist system, the US government, world collapse, the environment, climate change, genetically modified food, and our treatment of animals. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

If done right, temperature adjustments are great

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
*Many skeptics' adjustment-phobia unmasks their anti-scientific credentials* Christopher Booker, whom I met in Nice a few years ago and whom I like, wrote the most read Earth-category article in the Telegraph over the last 3 days, The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever The title summarizes the main point of this article that presents many examples suggesting that the temperature data from the weather stations have been repeatedly retroactively adjusted. I tend to agree that these adjustments are likely to have made the warming trend look higher – and... more »

Mohawk John Kane's new radio talk show: 'Let's Talk' on WBAI

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
By John Kane, Mohawk Let's Talk, WBAI Censored News My new show, Let's Talk with John Kane is the return of WBAI's talk-back programming. Join me every Thursday morning from 10 am till noon. Listen on WBAI FM99.5 or streaming on www.wbai.org and participate by phone at 212-209-2900. Let's Talk will feature guests and commentary but most of all, you. We will look at issues from NYC to the New

Red Baiting and the Media

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
It's reds under the beds time! Or rather in the newly insurgent Green Party. According to today's *Mirror*, "hard left activists" have flocked to the Greens. Natalie Bennett has been forced to deny that significant numbers of former Socialist Workers Party members have been signing up, though the paper notes "her own partner is an ex-SWP ­stalwart". They omit to mention that his membership ceased well over 10 years ago. It also notes with shock that the Greens are now taking a leaf out of Syriza's book - "the anti-austerity message seems more important to the party than its green r... more »

Kremlin: Do Not Issue Ultimatums Or Threats To Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*SKY News: **Kremlin: Don't Issue Ultimatums To Putin* *The words come as the EU suspends new sanctions - including visa bans and asset freezes - to give peace efforts a chance.* *WNU Editor:* I call this laying the groundwork for this Wednesday's Ukraine peace conference in Minsk. *More News On Russian President Putin's Response To "Pressure" From The West* Kremlin warns the West not to issue ultimatums to Putin as Angela Merkel puts together 'peace plan' proposal to the White House ahead of talks over Ukraine -- Daily Mail Don't issue ultimatums to Putin: Russian radio cites Kr... more »

Feb. 9: bits 'n' pieces

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
Today's paper has little in it, so let's take a few looks back at issues that seem to be of no interest to our news media. Remember the airliner that was shot down over Ukraine. It's now being examined by experts in The Netherlands to determine what shot it down. I don't know why they bother. I mean, Obama knew right away what shot it down. It was a rocket shot from Russian rebels on the ground in eastern Ukraine. Obama was almost half a world away at the time. But he can tell. There was a photo of it in the papers. It seemed pretty clear to me that it was shot down by aircraft fir... more »

Britain seeks to combat "anti-Semitism" using sex offender laws

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 9 hours ago
Over in the United Kingdom, in an effort to combat "the rising tide of anti-Semitism," the organized Jewish community and the Jew-loving political establishment are seeking to treat "those spreading racial hatred online" like sex offenders. Sex offenders are often served "anti-social behavior orders," commonly known as "Asbos," which restrict their access to the Internet. "Anti-Semites" and those spreading "racial hatred" online would presumably be banned from the Internet and social media outlets, according to *The Algemeiner*. [...] The All Party Parliamentary Inquiry Into antisem... more »

German Chancellor Merkel And U.S. President Obama Meet To Discuss Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail/AP:* *Obama still undecided on arming Ukraine with lethal weapons after Washington huddle with German Chancellor Merkel* ** Obama said Monday that a 'decision has not yet been made' and he continues to hope that diplomacy will prevail* ** If it fails, Obama said, the U.S. will look at all available options, including lethal weapons; He would not provide a timeline for a decison* ** Merkel and France's president have adamantly opposed such steps and will meet with the heads of Ukraine and Russia this week* ** If it becomes clear that 'success is not possible,' however, the... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

The Economy: “What's Coming Will Be Much Much Worse Than 2008”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“What's Coming Will Be Much Much Worse Than 2008”* by Phoenix Capital Research “Last week we touched upon the “white elephant” in the room: that the biggest, most important bubble investors should worry about is in bonds, NOT stocks. Consider the following… The financial system is based on debt. US Treasuries, the benchmark for an allegedly “risk free” rate of return, is the asset against which all other assets are priced based on their relative riskiness. This “risk free” rate has been falling steadily for over 25 years. The Wall Street Journal estimates that a third of traders ... more »

Do the Teachers' Unions Deserve to Be Busted?

freetoteach at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
The late Dr. Gerald Bracey raised this question six years ago. Fast forward to today and ESEA, aka NCLB, RttT, is being batted around in the halls of Congress like a deflated football. Educators watch from the sidelines or not at all because they are too tired or demoralized. They click on petitions, bitch on social media and follow the battles on Twitter. Despite the cries of the public, demonstrations, organization, letters, research and books, blogs galore, looks like the Dems and Repubs are going to keep annual testing alive and well. Yet, nothing has changed since 2001. That'... more »

You’ll be hearing more about graphene

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
“Stronger than diamonds, more flexible than rubber, more conductive than copper, and so thin you can barely see it with the naked eye,” graphene is a new miracle material. The inventors discovered the material playing around with sellotape… The creation of graphene, a wonder material that promises to transform the future, is already the stuff of scientific legend. As a piece of brilliant serendipity it stands alongside the accidental discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming – and it might prove just as valuable. Two Russian-émigré scientists at the University of Manchester... more »

Top U.S. Official: Iraqi Forces Are Preparing To Launch A Massive Offensive Against the Islamic State In The Next Few Weeks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Iraq anti-ISIL ground offensive to begin 'within weeks'* *US co-ordinator for anti-ISIL coalition says operation will start "in weeks ahead" and be backed by "major firepower".* *More News On Reports That The Iraqi Military And Militias Will Be Launching A Massive Offensive Against the Islamic State In The Next Few Weeks* Iraq to launch major ground offensive against IS group -- France 24 Iraqi PM: Plans for Mosul offensive against Islamic State take shape -- Stars and Stripes Iraq To Launch Ground Offensive Against ISIS As Jordan Pounds Group's Strongholds In Syria... more »

Is The Islamic State Abandoning Aleppo?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Islamic State pulls forces and hardware from Syria's Aleppo: rebels* *(Reuters) - Islamic State has withdrawn some of its insurgents and equipment from areas northeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo, rebels and residents say, adding to signs of strain in the Syrian provinces of its self-declared caliphate.The group, which has recently lost ground to Kurdish and Syrian government forces elsewhere in Syria, has pulled fighters and hardware from several villages in areas northeast of Aleppo, they said. But it has not fully withdrawn from area.* *WNU Editor:* I understand... more »

Happy Panda

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago

Islamic State Loses Territory Outside Of Kobane To Kurdish And Syrain Free Army Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*AFP*: *Syria Kurds seize from IS a third of villages around Kobane* *Beirut (AFP) - Syrian Kurdish forces have recaptured more than a third of the villages around Kobane from the Islamic State group since routing the jihadists from the town a fortnight ago, a monitor said Sunday.* *WNU Editor*: With Islamic State forces absent outside of Kobane, there may be some truth to this report .... *Experts: Kobane defeat a sign of ISIS weakening* (Al Arabiya) *More News On The Battle For The Countryside Of Kobane* Kurdish forces advance miles outside Kobane, retake 100 villages -- Rudaw Y... more »

Top 12 Assclowns of the GOP 2016 Presidential Field

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
As the rest of Obama's lame duck presidency reaches its twilight, so begins the usual Pamplona of assclownery (or what some charitably refer to as the Republicans' jockeying for their party's attention in the next general election). As has been the case since time immemorial, the crop of conservatives is a massive political sideshow that would do PT Barnum proud. So, taking a page from my own Assclowns of the Week, crank up the Krazy Konservative Kalliope as I present your top 12 GOP Assclowns (plus one dishonorable mention) in the 2016 Republican presidential field. * 12) Ted... more »

James McEnteer : The Tardy Boys and the Secret of the Haunted Castle

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
After a while the castle lifted off from the planet and we shot into the galaxy. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | February 9, 2015 The spring of 1967 was gorgeous in Connecticut. We’d been going crazy the … finish reading James McEnteer : The Tardy Boys and the Secret of the Haunted Castle

Yet Another Republican Claims to Speak for God

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*By Noah* In a move that would make Mike Huckabee and any number of republican nutballs proud, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has just banned judges in his state from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Judge Moore, if you remember, is the infamous gay-bashing judge who, back in 2002, refused to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama state courthouse, invoking the usual “We are a Christian Nation” clause that apparently only exists in the Republican or FOX "News" version of the United States Constitution. He even defied a court order on the matter and was removed fr... more »

Bias by omission

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
On the same theme (and as Sue mentions in the post above)... The good folk at *Biased BBC* were (and remain) truly astonished that the BBC and Sky have (so far) failed to report the large anti-freedom of speech protests in London by the sort of Muslims who give Muslims a bad name, both on the News Channel and online. Sue confirms this too. And, doing a Google News search, so can I. All of us can see that most other UK new sites *have* covered the protests - the Independent, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, the Telegraph, RT, ITV News, the Mirror, Metro, etc. So why did the BBC or S... more »

Yemen Reconciliation Talks Off To A Bad Start

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA:* *Two Parties Walk Out of Yemen Talks* *U.N.-brokered talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in Yemen resumed Monday, but two parties promptly walked out.Islah, an opposition party merging Islamist and tribal interests, and the smaller pan-Arab Nasserist Organization, quit the talks in a Sana'a hotel, saying they had been threatened by a Houthi representative, Mehdi al-Meshaat.* *More News On The Crisis In Yemen* Yemen Political Talks Resume but Quickly Stall Over Houthi Demands -- NYT Two parties quit resumed Yemen crisis talks citing Houthi threats -- Reuters Yeme... more »

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Islamic State Recruiter In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN: **ISIS recruiter, once freed from Gitmo by U.S., killed in drone strike in Afghanistan* *(CNN) He was a Taliban commander captured by the United States and held at Guantanamo Bay. But he was let go and returned to Afghanistan. Mullah Abdul Rauf went on to become a recruiter for ISIS in Afghanistan.* *He was killed in a drone strike Monday, two officials told CNN.* *Rauf and five others were killed, four of them Pakistani militants, said Mohammed Jan Rasoulya, the deputy governor of southern Helmand province. A senior Afghan security source confirmed Rauf's death.* *WNU Edit... more »

A Match?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Jet Stream from yesterday http://www.wunderground.com/maps/us/JetStream.html Netc in the US at 7:55 this morning Arizona time: Netc readings at 11:15 this morning:

Words fail me

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
This Guardian report has left me all but speechless: 'A British police force has apologised after an officer told a newsagent to hand over details of customers who purchased copies of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. ... “To my surprise, a copy arrived last Wednesday week and although the standard of content in no way matches that of the Guardian I will cherish it. However, two days later a member of Her Majesty’s police service visited said newsagent, requesting the names of the four customers who had purchased Charlie Hebdo. S... more »

Update on Alert

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
I haven't seen anything exceptionally unusual on the cams so far today, although unit 3 continues to produce a very disturbing looking column of steam or smoke: Netc is showing scattered elevated monitors throughout northern Japan interspersed with normal readings. The US is showing elevated radiation levels under the jet stream. See next post.

How to Fake an Alien Invasion

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 12 hours ago
By James Corbett We all know about the crude pie-plate-on-string UFO hoaxes that have been perpetrated in the past. But what if I were to tell you the greatest UFO hoax of all time is being prepared right now, and it has Rockefeller backing and UN/Vatican/presidential support? Join us this week as we peek under the bluebeam curtain at the great alien invasion false flag. Visit CorbettReport.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

The Economy: “The Final Chapter in the Credit Bubble Story”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“The Final Chapter in the Credit Bubble Story”* by Bill Bonner “'Nafea faa ipoipo?' Before we get to that, we note that the Dow fell 60 points, or 0.3%, on Friday. Gold was more or less unchanged. An ounce of the yellow metal traded at $1,242 at last check. Not to leave our dear readers in doubt, we expect a crack… or even a crash… in stocks sometime this year. But that won’t be the end of the story. We suspect it will mark the end of one chapter and the beginning of another – the final chapter in the credit bubble story that began in the early 1970s. It’s a long story. And it’s a... more »

Syria Does Not Want Foreign Troops To Fight Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (R) speaks during a joint news conference with Belarus' Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in Damascus February 9, 2015. (Reuters) *Deutsche Welle:* *Syria rejects foreign soldiers entering the country to battle IS* *Damascus does not need outside help in its fight against the Islamic state jihadists, foreign minister Walid al-Moallem has said. He also criticized Jordan, which recently boosted its air strikes within Syria. * *More News On Syrian Reports That they Do Not Want Foreign Troops To Fight Against The Islamic State* Syria says it d... more »

Third Party Beneficiary of Contractual Rights

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
Sanofi Pasteur Limited v. UPS SCS, Inc., 2015 ONCA 88: [55] The Supreme Court has adopted a principled approach to when the doctrine of privity of contract – under which a contract cannot confer rights or impose obligations arising under it on anyone other than the parties to the contract – should be relaxed. In *Fraser River*, the Court articulated the following two-part test to be applied in determining if a third-party should be permitted to enforce the benefit of a contractual provision to defend against an action by one of the contracting parties: 1. did the partie... more »

Two US Wars Of Aggression You Probably Never Heard Of

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours ago
John Vibes While there are only a few wars that are recognized by the public education system and mainstream media, the US has been involved in hundreds of different wars and invasions all over the planet in the past 100 years. Below is some information about just two of the wars that are often left out of the history books. Between 1964 and 1973, the U.S. dropped over two million tons of bombs on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions, making Laos the most heavily bombed country in history. The US dropped more bombs on Laos than they did on both Germany and Japan combined during W... more »

World News Briefs -- February 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*France 24: **Iraq to launch major ground offensive against IS group* *A top US official announced Sunday that Iraqi troops will launch a ground offensive within weeks to take back swathes of the country seized by Islamic State group, while a suicide attack killed at least 12 in Baghdad on Monday.* *MIDDLE EAST* Islamic State pulls forces and hardware* from Syria's Aleppo: rebels*. U.S., partners conduct nine air strikes *in Iraq, Syria: U.S. military*. Kurds recapture scores of *Kobane villages from ISIL*. Kurdish fighters battle equipment woes *as well as ISIS in northern Iraq*... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- Febraury 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, second from left, waves as he arrives with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey, right, to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about the FY2015 Defense Department budget on Capitol Hill in Washington March 6, 2014. Yuri Gripas/Reuters *Christopher A. Preble, Newsweek:* *U.S. Military Spending: A Lot? Or a Lot More?* *In 2015, U.S. defense spending will be about $600 billion, or about 3.24 percent of GDP. The former figure would strike many Americans as sufficient, and a few would find it e... more »

Penguin Valentine's Day Box

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. I have always loved Valentine's Day. My mom has always said she is allergic to crafting, but without fail every Valentine's Day she would throw herself into making amazing boxes for us to take to school. I use to delight in seeing what we could come up with and I was so excited to help my daughter make her first box this year. This year we are celebrating Valentine's Day with Plaid Crafts and both my daughter and I fell in love with the idea of a penguin box. Th... more »

7 Awesome Uses For Glasses Cases

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
Firmoo sent me the glasses found at the bottom of this post but I was not compensated for this post and all ideas are mine. I have been wearing glasses since I was in elementary school and even though I only get a new pair every couple years, I have ended up with a ton of glasses cases over the years. It seems like such a shame to waste something that is perfect for organizing and throwing into your purse, so I have come up with some great alternative uses for those cases you have laying around. 1. Manicure Case. I have been obsessed with little manicure sets for as long as I reme... more »

22 Amazing Cupcakes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
One of my New Years Resolutions is to get back into shape after having my baby last year. In the past when I am getting back into shape, I cut sugar out completely. It worked really well for me, but I hated never being to have a treat. This time around, I am eating treats but only if they are homemade. I don't want to waste calories on treats that aren't amazing, so I rounded up some amazing cupcakes I plan on trying! These all look amazing and like they are worth every bite! Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes from Garnish and Glaze. S'More Cupcakes by Cupcake Diaries. Chocolate Cupcakes wi... more »

How To Make Your Tablet a Productive Tool

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
I got an iPad soon after they were first released, though I mocked it relentlessly because of its goofy name. Still, I was excited because it promised to be a lighter, faster version of a laptop. I was frustrated to discover it wasn't productive at all. The apps weren't designed well and the tablet itself was, well, cumbersome for much of anything beyond playing games, reading books or checking up on social media. The iPad revolutionized the tablet industry. Today, there are dozens of different tablets, yet all suffer from the same problem: they're not productive tools. It's hard... more »

$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
If you are anything like me, a $100 to Target sounds pretty darn awesome. Check out how to win one below! Need a new product, but don't want to spend a fortune to get it? With WorthIt.co, you can search for a product, name your price, then they'll find it for you. If you're looking to shop AND save money, make it "Worth It"! Here's how WorthIt.co works: Download the FREE WorthIt.co app (it's available on iOS so you can search from the palm of your hand) or use their website. Then, search their trusted list of retailers (like Amazon, Target, Walmart, REI, BuyBuy Baby, Nordstrom -... more »

Don't Burst My Bubble Valentine with Free Printable

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
When we asked our 6-year-old what kind of Valentine she wanted to give her classmates this year, bubbles was her immediate response. Who wouldn't love getting bubbles in their Valentine's Box this year? Just add bubbles to this cute printable and you have a great valentine. I found packages of 18 bubble tubes at Michaels for about $1.50. I went with the smaller vials so that there is less potential for mess in the classroom. I am sure the teacher is going to be thrilled to see bubbles, but the kids will be happy, right? You can find the download of this printable here. Please keep ... more »

Crockpot Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
One of the keys to great-tasting meat is the time and preparation that goes into it. In today's busy world, it can feel like there's no time to invest in that meat preparation though. But if we are what we eat, shouldn't we be putting the best foods in our bodies? Thankfully, crockpots can take care of much of the challenge of slow cooking meat to provide that delicious flavor and tenderness. Such is the case with the chicken in these ranch chicken enchiladas. It's a meal with two separate preparations, but neither takes very long and the end result is delicious. *INGREDIENTS* 4 ... more »

Love Is In the Air Giveaway (Worth $1100)

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
I am so excited about this awesome Valentine's Giveaway! Who wouldn't want to give their sweetheart some amazing Zales jewelry and all of these other prizes! Check out the giveaway below. Valentine's Day is a special day where we tell those around us how much we love and appreciate them. Well this Valentine's Day, we want YOU, our readers, to know just how special you are to us, so today we're bringing you the *Love is in the Air* giveaway event full of fabulous Valentine's Day gifts for the whole family, sponsored by some of our favorite companies! *Shopular*: Founded in 2012, ... more »

The same old story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
A prominent story on the Sky News website at the moment is Teen Allegedly Planned To Behead Soldier. The report's first three paragraphs reads: A teenage Muslim convert, who idolised the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby, has gone on trial accused of planning his own attack on members of the British military. Brustholm Ziamani, 19, was arrested on an east London street, carrying a rucksack with a large knife and hammer wrapped up in an Islamic flag. On the opening day of his trial at the Old Bailey, the court heard Ziamani had later told a security officer he was "on his way to kill a... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
This is a strange one. Coming home from work earlier today (early), the Sky News website was leading with another major shooting incident in France. ITV News had it near the top of its new agenda too. The BBC had it nowhere. Three hours on and it's the same story. Sky is leading with it. ITV has it as its third story. The BBC is ignoring it. What's going on?

Asbos for all

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
A sticking-plaster remedy may or may not be better than nothing, but banning people from Tweeting and Facebooking antisemitic taunts and jibes is a pretty tokenistic gesture. However, as Rabbi Mark Goldsmith says, *"People do need that sense that wherever you spread hate, it's not going to be legal"*. Meaning, I suppose, that such actions will be defined as ‘criminal’ and therefore less likely to be flung about with gay abandon, as it appears they are at the moment. Stephen Sizer has received a six month ban on using social media, though he hasn’t been defrocked. What message does ... more »

As the World Burns

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Swirling snow swirling politicians to Kiev, Moscow now Washington The Merkel Express question is who is she working for? which side? It's the sides that count it helps to know who is aiming their gun at you

The British Army Wants More Muslim Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Reuters/Nigel Roddis *The Guardian:* *British army aims to recruit more Muslims after worries over low numbers* *Number of Muslims in army only 0.54% compared with 4.4% in UK population, with low representation linked to UK role in conflicts involving Muslims* *More News On The British Army Trying To Recruit More Muslim Soldiers* British Army Seeks To Recruit More Muslim Troops -- SKY News British Army to recruit more Muslims in a bid to tackle Islamic extremists -- Express.co.uk British Army Calling for More Muslim Soldiers to Counter Extremism -- Sputnik More Muslims needed in Br... more »

Iraqi Officials Continue To Under Report Casualties

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
When the insurgents launched their summer offensive in June 2014 the Iraqi authorities stopped reporting on their casualties. Huge losses were likely incurred with no real accounting for them. Today official disclosures are still shoddy. An improvised explosive device or a small shootout likely results in some figures on the dead and wounded for the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), militias, tribes, or Kurdish forces, but there is usually silence after major confrontations. A perfect example of this trend was shown when the Peshmerga Ministry recently announced losses from June 2014 ... more »

Prosecuting and defending historic cases

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
R v Takawgak 2015 NUCJ 07: Delay [3] This Court in R v DeJaeger, 2014 NUCJ 21, [2014] NuJ No 22 (QL), spoke at length of the difficulties in prosecuting, defending, and adjudicating historical offences That memories become less precise with time and that perceptions are influenced by intervening events and the passage of time is natural and understandable. However, as natural and understandable as it might be, it makes the fact finding process even more difficult. [4] Some of the complainants in this matter were youthful, although perhaps not children, at the time of the allegati... more »

THE FOG OF BRIAN’S VARIOUS SONGS! Mitty and Heep, together at last!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015Part 1—With application to others:* Increasingly, NBC’s Brian Williams seems like a bit of a nut. In interviews—largely *not* on news programs—he has made an array of peculiar statements down through the years. These statements tend to have a bit of a Walter Mitty feel. They seem designed to heighten our sense of Williams’ heroism and moral greatness in the face of suffering and personal danger. Talk about sufferin’ down below! Williams has seen rivers: He has seen, or perhaps hasn’t seen, someone jump to his death in the Superdome during Hurricane Katr... more »

US Army to Award Purple Hearts To Ft. Hood Victims Of Maj. Nidal Hasan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama places a challenge coin on a memorial as he and first lady Michelle Obama pay their respects for the dead soldiers at the conclusion of service in Fort Hood, Texas April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Washington Post:* *Army approves Purple Hearts for soldiers wounded in 2009 Fort Hood shooting* *Army Secretary John McHugh said Friday that he has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart to those wounded during a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, following years of pressure from families and a change in rules approved b... more »

Cancer Diaries -- Intro

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Josef Mengele was a physician and SS officer at Auschwitz whose name is most often linked to the term "angel of death." Slayer's classic Angel of Death is about Mengele but Mengele isn't the only "healer" with a claim to that title. All born decades after Mengele, there have been a scary number of doctors and nurses who can only be described as serial killers and who are, collectively, responsible for the murders of hundreds of their patients. In 1989, Richard Angelo, a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital on Long Island, was sentenced to 50 years in prison. He poisoned at least 35 pa... more »

Devaluing The Coin Of The Realm

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://beforeitsnews.com/ The CBC has been battered by the antics of Jian Ghomeshi, Peter Mansbridge and Amanda Lang. South of the border, NBC is dealing with the fallout from Brian Williams' fictionalized accounts of what he did in Iraq. And the *Globe and Mail *has given space to Stephen Harper and John Baird to editorialize. Michael Harris writes: The relationship between the current Globe and the Conservative Party has become so close, and so mutually supportive, that basic issues of trust are in play between Canada’s old blue-h... more »

Is The A-10 Responsible For Numerous 'Friendly' Fire Deaths?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Air Force crews rearm, refuel and ready A-10 Warthogs.(Photo: Alan Lessig, Air Force Times) *USA Today:* *A-10 warplane tops list for friendly fire deaths* *WASHINGTON — The Air Force A-10 attack jet has killed more U.S. troops in friendly fire incidents and more Afghan civilians than any other aircraft flown by the U.S. military, according to data declassified and obtained by USA TODAY.* *WNU Editor*: By its nature the A-10 provides close support for ground troops .... so yes .... I am not surprised that U.S. soldiers and civilians have been accidentally killed by this plane. But... more »

K-12 Profiteers Don't Care about Data Security for Children

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
Clip from NYTimes: When Tony Porterfield’s two sons came home from elementary school with an assignment to use a reading assessment site called Raz-Kids.com, he was curious, as a parent, to see how it worked. As a software engineer, he was also curious about the site’s data security practices. And he was dismayed to discover that the site not only was unencrypted, but also stored passwords in plain text — security weaknesses that could potentially have allowed unauthorized users to gain access to details like students’ names, voice recordings or skill levels. He alerted the site to ... more »

Contractors Are Lining Up To Deliver The Next U.S. Generation Bomber

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A B-2 stealth bomber is parked at a Northrop Grumman facility in the Antelope Valley. Northrop could build parts of the company’s proposed Long-Range Strike Bomber in Palmdale. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) *L.A. Times:* *New stealth bomber contract likely to be boon for Antelope Valley* *The Pentagon is poised to spend billions to build a new stealth bomber, a top secret project that could bring hundreds of jobs to the wind-swept desert communities in Los Angeles County's northern reaches.* *Two teams of defense contractors are now battling to win what would be one of the most ex... more »

U.S. Drones Have Killed More Than The Spanish Inquisition

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Patrick Poole, PJ Media:* *Obama’s Drones Have Killed More Than the Spanish Inquisition* *Controversy still swirls around Obama’s comments during the National Prayer Breakfast this week, where he chastised Christians for getting on their “high horse” over the ongoing global jihad, invoking medieval abuses that occurred hundreds of years ago during the Crusades and Inquisition.But perhaps it is Obama who should avoid getting on his high horse, since according to recently published statistics, Obama’s drone campaign has killed more people during the six years of his presidency th... more »

Former Federal Reserve Chief Alan Greenspan Predicts Greece Will Leave The Euro

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, predicted in an interview Sunday that Greece will eventually have to leave the eurozone and that the monetary union itself could eventually collapse. The former Fed chairman is pictured here in Washington May 14, 2014. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst *Daily Mail:* *Greece 'will have to quit eurozone': Former U.S. Federal Reserve chief says new left-wing government will default on its debts* * Alan Greenspan says eurozone holds 'all the cards' against Greece * Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has vowed to write off the country’s debts * He yeste... more »

How Vaccinated Kids Infect The Non-Vaccinated by Sayer JI

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
How Vaccinated Kids Infect The Non-Vaccinated by Sayer Ji Green Med Info. 8 February 2015 *With the thousands of mainstream media articles blaming the non-vaccinated for disease outbreaks, this article will provide a necessary counterbalance by showing the vaccinated can (and do) infect the non-vaccinated... * A groundbreaking study published in 2013 in the journal *Vaccine* titled*, "Comparison of virus shedding after lived attenuated and ​pentavalent reassortant rotavirus vaccine*," referenced the fact that rotavirus vaccines contain live viruses capable of causing infe... more »

"Asia Powers into Forefront of Solar Revolution"

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
[image: FTV_Jan_91] *Equipment for a perfect afternoon.* Taiwan rocks the solar world, according to Climate News Network. This growth in solar is despite a local energy policy that is straight out of the 1950s, when it should be encouraging and supporting its solar industries by buying their products and installing them in all new homes.... Solar power is on course to overtake nuclear as a primary source of electricity production as the price of photovoltaic (PV) panels continues to fall. * Mass production in China and Taiwan has helped to increase the extraordinary growth of the s... more »

The new Anti-terrorism and the new *anti-Semitism*

Alison at Creekside - 16 hours ago
Six months ago while Israel's *Protective Edge* was reducing 100,000 homes in Gaza to rubble, a delegation of Canadian Conservative and Liberal MPs and senators flew to Israel to demonstrate their support ... for Israel. Here they are shown leading a singalong at a Canada Israel Solidarity Rally at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem. There were speeches. "The book of dealing with terrorism is being written here in Israel," said the mayor of Jerusalem in his speech to the rally. "Terror is not just Israel's problem; it's a problem for democracies around the world." In her speech,... more »

Nepal 3: Banda/Strike and Forced Closure of Shops, Schools, Transportation

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 17 hours ago
When I was in Nepal, 2nd week of January this year, I experienced and saw the Banda or strike twice. First in Pokhara, when we arrived at the airport last January 11, there were very few vehicles and even motorcycles. There was a banda, a strike called by the Communist Parrty of Nepal (CPN) - Maoist. Lucky that our hotel has a complimentary airport transfer. Other passengers were not so lucky, they have to walk from the airport to their destination. From our hotel, Shangrila Village Hotel, we walked for about 45 minutes going to our destination, Pokhara lakeside, the main co... more »

Citizens Revolt in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
A woman from Zaporozhia region of south-eastern Ukraine delivers a spirited attack against the war to Kiev military recruiters. If peace is indeed negotiated in Ukraine it will to a large extent be because of the citizens revolt now happening against this US-NATO war project along Russia's border. (Make sure you click on 'CC' in lower right hand corner of the video to get English subtitles.)


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*Florida Everglades would be a winner, Louisiana coast a loser under proposed Obama budget ~John Snell, WVUE* *Groups looking to improve social media response to disasters ~Wynton Yates, WWLTV* *2.2 Social Aid & Pleasure Marching Club* *"Have fun it's Mardi Gras"* 7:30PM to 10:30PM King 2015: King David Turgeon Throws: We give out Purple, Green & Gold flowers from canes. *Baby Dolls Assert Their Place By Parading In The Streets ~Eve Abrams, WWNO*

The Mechanics of Consciousness and Intention

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Brandon West* - The most direct way to make a profound and lasting change in your life is to cultivate a singular daily practice. The post The Mechanics of Consciousness and Intention appeared first on Waking Times.

Your Mind & Body Are Not Separate

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Joe Martino* - The illustration below is a general depiction of how energy, experiences, emotions or beliefs we have can get energetically stored within the body. The post Your Mind & Body Are Not Separate appeared first on Waking Times.

True History of the Origins of Police: Protect & Serve the Masters of Society

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Sam Mitriani* - Before the 19th century, there were no police forces that we would recognize as such anywhere in the world. The post True History of the Origins of Police: Protect & Serve the Masters of Society appeared first on Waking Times.

Top 10 Energy Nutrients Missing from the American Diet

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Ashley Erikson* - Approximately 10 percent of the nation has some type of nutrition deficiency, and this can cause a long list of complications. The post Top 10 Energy Nutrients Missing from the American Diet appeared first on Waking Times.

What could be more absurd than censorship on campus? Per Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Guardian

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Nick Cohen nails it in The Guardian: 'The intellectuals who excused Stalinist communism in the 1940s aren't so different from their grandchildren, who excuse radical Islam. Orwell was something of a "whoreophobe" himself and he warned his contemporaries: "Do remember that dishonesty and cowardice always have to be paid for. Don't imagine that for years on end you can make yourself the boot-licking propagandist of the Soviet regime, or any other regime, and then suddenly return to mental decency. Once a whore, always a whore." Unless today's intellectuals want the same said of them t... more »

Syria- No, to Foreign Troops on Syrian Soil- Syrian/Belarus cooperation

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Here or Here* Syria's foreign minister has criticized neighboring Jordan, which recently stepped up air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, saying his country does not need outside help in battling IS militants. *"We will not allow anyone to infringe upon our national sovereignty and we don't need (foreign) ground troops to fight the IS*," Xinhua news agency quoted al-Moallem as saying in a joint press conference with his visiting Belarussian counterpart, Vladimir Makei, who flew in a day earlier for meetings with top Syrian officials. *"The Syrian troops are carrying... more »

Odds Of Getting EEOC To File Suit For You? Not Much Better Than Odds Of Getting Struck By Lightning

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
EEOC has issued its 2014 Performance Report and the big news everyone announced was that the number of charges dropped. What I found disturbing when I read the summary was that there were 88,778 charges filed nationwide, and of those EEOC only filed 133 "merit" suits, that is, suits where they found cause and decided to sue on behalf of an individual or group of employees. So the odds of having EEOC sue on your behalf are .1% (133/88778=.001), or about 1 in 1000. Now, when I'm telling clients that they shouldn't hold their breath and hope for EEOC to file suit on their behalf, I usu... more »

France: Marseille shooting- Prior to PM visit? Police targeted?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
All early reporting has masked gunmen opening fire in a low income/ alleged crime ridden housing project. It appears that a specific police officer may have been the target. Which is interesting, of course. Keeping in mind that cop who suddenly decided he had to kill himself immediately after the Hebdo incident Or perhaps the masked men just shot into the air? * Lots of pictures of police- no imagery thus far of alleged shooters?* Timeline: *10:58 am* Hooded gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles have fired on police in the French city of Marseille. Elite police troops were being se... more »

Why Are The Top 3 Most Deadly Drugs Entirely Legal?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Victor Ochieng* - The war against lethal drugs in America has been raging on for years. The post Why Are The Top 3 Most Deadly Drugs Entirely Legal? appeared first on Waking Times.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Obama’s Plan to Undermine American Higher Education* President Obama is yet again undermining American higher education under the guise, naturally, of trying to help those who cannot afford it. Unfortunately, this killing with ostensible kindness strategy has been barely noticed, so let me illuminate the evil. Indeed, our economic rivals abroad could not have invented a more stealthy even brilliant strategy. President Obama's recently proposed American College Promise (ACP) would offer federal government subsidies ($60 billion over ten years plus $20 billion from the states) for ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
* NCDC Breaks Their Own Record For Data Tampering In 2014* The National Climatic Data Center has broken last year’s record for misleading the public about US temperatures. The thermometer data they use shows no warming over the past 90 years, and that 2013/2014 were two of the coldest years on record in the US. But after data tampering, they report a sharp US warming trend. The animation below flashes between the average measured and final temperature at all stations. [image: USHCNTampering2014] The total amount of tampering reached record levels in 2014, at almost 1.8 degrees F... more »

Still Bitter

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 18 hours ago
When I asked people, what were they going to specifically do, personally, to try to change things, ... and they didn't answer, ... and months, years later, nothing's changed, .... that's why. Kapeesh?

5 Superfood Duos

WTStaff at Waking Times - 19 hours ago
*Infographic - *If you're looking to supercharge your health, add these food combinations to your diet at least twice a week. The post 5 Superfood Duos appeared first on Waking Times.

Fiscal Irresponsibility 28: Greece's Public Debt and Populism

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
The most indebted, most fiscally irresponsible government in Europe, Greece has been hugging international news recently because of its huge public debt, and the huge bail out money given by many governments to it. This useful chart was sent by a friend, Luz. I think she got this from The Economist, am not sure. Three years ago, Greece's debt/GDP ratio was already above 150 percent. No sensible economy would dare touch that zone unless the bulk of such debt are domestic, like Japan's. source: Intl. Business Times,February 25, 2014 Regional economic community (EC) and blocs like ... more »

Chu's Revolutionary Reforms of the KMT?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
*Dammit, why did I ever leave Lanyu?* Whoa! Is this ever big news. New KMT Chairman Eric Chu is reforming the KMT by reassigning local party chapter directors. The KMT news organ reports: KMT Chairman Eric Chu launched the second stage of party reforms after taking control of the KMT think tank.* Chu reportedly plans to reassign the directors of KMT local party chapters in all counties and cities. * Chu plans to reassign KMT local party chapters directors according to three principles, i.e., internally-created, younger, and those who are, or have been, public office holders. The fi... more »

Prince Charles says radicalisation of young people 'alarming' per BBC News (Update)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Yesterday I blogged: 'There is something alarming about this BBC report and it's that it fails to mention Islam or Muslims even once. Is Prince Charles really so politically correct that he didn't say which young people were becoming radicalised? Or did the BBC censor what he said? Ordinarily I would suspect the BBC but in this case...' It seems that I did Prince Charles a disservice. Whilst the BBC's report on a BBC interview with Prince Charles manages to excise all mention of Muslims or Islam, Sky News manages to report what he actually said, not what the dhimmis at the BBC wi... more »

Hbl: No Finnish Navy orders for Russian-owned shipyard

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hämeenmaa-class minelayer]Since Helsinki’s Arctech Shipyard came fully under Russian state ownership, it has been blacklisted for any future orders from the Finnish Navy, the main Swedish-language daily Hufvudstadsbladet (Hbl) reports on Saturday. In December, the Russian state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) bought STX Finland’s share of Arctech, becoming its sole owner. The shipyard is located in the Hernesaari district near the West Harbour in southernmost Helsinki. According to Hbl, the Finnish Navy is now looking for a shipyard to take on an order worth at ... more »

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract for Kongsberg JSM Integration on F-35 Aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F-35 Lightning II with Joint Strike Missile]The U.S. Department of Defense announced that Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $35,6 million delivery order to complete a Joint Strike Missile (JSM, the air launched variant of the NSM - Naval Strike Missile) risk reduction and integration study on the F-35 Air System for the Government of Norway. The objectives of the study are to further mature JSM weapon design and to ensure compatibility of the weapon with the F-35. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (50 percent) and Kongsberg, Norway (50 percent), and is expected t... more »

Exclusive Interview With The French Navy On The Barracuda SSN Program

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Barracuda class SSN]Between 2017 and 2027, Barracuda-type nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN) will replace the Marine Nationale (French Navy's) current-generation Rubis/Améthyste-class SSNs. Navy Recognition recently had the unique opportunity to ask the French Navy's Barracuda program manager & officer a few questions on the next generation submarine of the French Navy. *Navy Recognition*: When did the program started? Read more

Launch vehicle support equipment causes test failure

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: X-51A Waverider]A Failure Review Board has completed its investigation of the failed launch of the Aug. 25 Army's Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Flight Test-2. The FRB determined an external thermal protective cover designed to regulate motor temperature interfered with the launch vehicle steering assembly, resulting in termination of the launch shortly after liftoff at the Kodiak Launch Complex. The payload under test, a hypersonic glide body in test configuration, was destroyed before being deployed for flight. The FRB found no issues with the hypersonic glide body, booster... more »

Egypt deploys long-delayed U.S. Apaches for major strikes on ISIL strongholds

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: AH-64D Apache]Egypt has launched air strikes on suspected Islamic rebel strongholds in Sinai Peninsula. The Egyptian Air Force sent U.S.-origin attack helicopters to attack suspected strongholds of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in northern Sinai. Officials said at least 27 ISIL fighters, also called Ansar Beit Maqdis, were killed and another 20 injured. “The operation combined precision intelligence and targeting,” an official said. Read more

OneIndia Special: NLCA NP-1 outperformed our expectations, says ADA

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
The first prototype (NP-1) of the Naval Light Combat Aircraft (NLCA), which had a ski-take off from the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) in INS Hansa in Goa on December 20, 2014, outperformed the expectations of its designers and engineers. In an exclusive interview to OneIndia, his first after the historic flight of NP-1, NLCA Programme Director Cmde C D Balaji (Retd) said that NP-1 gifted a ‘welcome bonus' at SBTF. "There are many uncertainties and potential surprises when you attempt something for the first time. We had built in a detail plan after looking into all major possi... more »

Lebanese Army receives US weapon shipment

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: M198 Howitzer]A shipment of U.S. weapons pledged to the Lebanese Army arrived Sunday to Beirut’s port, in a move that marks a renewed American commitment to helping Lebanon battle jihadis along its borders. A statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said that U.S. Ambassador David Hale presided over the delivery of $25 million in assistance to the Lebanese Army. The weapons delivery comes as the poorly equipped Lebanese Army battles jihadis along its border with war-torn Syria. Read more

Air Force General Says Talking to Congress about A-10 Attack Jet is Treason

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: A-10 Thunderbolt II]Members of the Air Force who discuss an airplane’s capabilities with members of Congress are guilty of treason, according to the vice commander of Air Combat Command. Maj. Gen. James Post made the remarks in reference to the A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack plane. The plane is a unique weapon in the Air Force inventory. Unlike the still-unproven sophisticated aircraft such as the F-35 that are about to come on line, the A-10 is decidedly low technology. The plane can’t even break the sound barrier. It’s basically a cannon surrounded by an airframe, with... more »

HSBC scandal as bad as BICC scandal as bad as 1815 Rothschild scandal?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
*everybody's using this google image* Personally, I don't care who claims what about HSBC in the latest in the series of banking cock-ups because they just get their wrists slapped and write how they "Won't do it again, occifer." These secretive global financial operators are notorious back-room wheeler-dealers and will do ANY FUCKING THING to secure their hold of their market share. Any. Fucking. Thing. I mean, a convicted paedophile serial killer promises to, "Clean up his act and be a good boy from now on," do we let him teach children in our schools? Help out at swim class? Work... more »

Rolls-Royce wins new $442 mln contracts for U.S. fighter jet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
British engineering company Rolls-Royce said it won new contracts worth $442 million to produce the lift fan used in a U.S. fighter jet, the F-35 B-model. Rolls-Royce said on Monday it agreed the contracts with Pratt & Witney, which builds the engine for the jet, in a deal which complied with a plan to reduce the cost of building the aircraft. Pratt & Witney is a unit of United Technologies Corp . Read more

F-35 fighter, P-8A patrol jet, KC-46 tanker are big winners in 2016 DOD budget

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Boeing 767-2C (KC-46)]The U.S. military's F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) -- one of the nation's costliest defense programs -- leads efforts by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to upgrade and build new military aircraft in the Pentagon's fiscal 2016 budget request, submitted this past week. In the 2016 DOD budget, U.S. military services are asking Congress for $11 billion next year to continue research and development of the F-35, as well as to build 57 new Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft. Fiscal 2016 begins next October. The JSF multi-service jet fighter bom... more »

India Improving Defence Infra Along China Border in North-East Region

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Heron UAV]India has embarked on upgrading infrastructure projects along its China border as part of its strategy to improve its war preparedness in the North-Eastern region. "We have to make developments there (north-eastern border with China). Our infrastructure has to improve; our war preparedness has to improve. We are working on that," said defence secretary R K Mathur in Agartala on Saturday, reports ANI. He also spoke about buying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAVs) from Israel. Read more

Three Tiers of Matter by ARCLEIN

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This item is meant to be a simple non rigorous description of our particle universe as I now understand it. This description is informed by my discoveries in mathematics, my thought experiment on the creation of the first neutral neutrino pairing and the induced expansive growth of the universe from this first action of intent. *I am underlying key concepts* and that is good enough for understanding the gist of this text. All this can be simulated and my metrics can be used to determine all action at a distance from multiple particles. *The physical universe consists of th... more »

Rosetta Spacecraft, First to Orbit Comet, Finds Surprises Aplenty

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Inasmuch as i am predicting ample elemental carbon dust all over the surface, we are really doing pretty good. In fact all the evidence is screaming carbon as the primary constituent of this comet. For myself, this is no surprise as i predicted exactly this several years ago. It is now looking more convincing than i had expected. In the meantime, the cinder is charging up and some of the carbon dust is becoming airborne with more to come. I have thought of this as a solved problem for so long that i forget that it is not for the rest.ow we have dust dunes, fragile '... more »

Human Ancestors May Have Used Tools Half-Million Years Earlier Than Thought

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Picture of an Australopithecus africanus skull] Considering that tool use is observed among a wide range of animals, it is inevitable that humanity used tools from our rawest beginnings. Way more important is the progressive adaptation of our hands for improved tool use and that is what we are now picking up on. That began the moment we became bipedal. After all even bipedal lizards can use vestigal hands. Advanced tool use took a lot longer but then it was hardly as critical. I think fire making was a necessary first step to refinement mostly because it... more »

Chinese Regime Pads Military’s Pockets

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Chinese military officers and soldiers stand in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Sept. 30, 2014. A long-lasting system of corruption has allowed China's military officers to profit from the black market and human rights abuses. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)] It is obvious that Xi will now work to rein in the military leadership. Considering their sword rattling earlier this year which I presumed belonged to one faction or the other, this should not be surprising. Particularly when it was quite reckless as well. It also speaks volumes that even military corruption now has to be r... more »

The Eyes of the Future RN Carrier Strike Force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: AW101 ASaC]The British MOD is set to select soon the future Airborne Early Warning (AEW) system to be deployed on the future Royal Navy (RN) Queen Elizabeth II aircraft carriers. The Crowsnest airborne surveillance and control (ASaC) program set to become operational in 2019, will providing the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers an organic air surveillance and battlespace management for the carrier strike force from 2020. Thales UK and Lockheed Martin submitted final offers for the Crowsnest solutions last month, competing for the £500 million ($761 million) contract.... more »

Philippines Upgrades Navy Amid China Sea Standoff

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-15)]The Philippine Navy is upgrading its capabilities at a time of continuing tensions with China over disputed territory in the South China Sea. In recent weeks, an Indonesian naval shipbuilder started work on two “strategic sealift vessels” that the Philippines is acquiring for more than $87 million and expects within two years, said Commander Lued Lincunad, a navy spokesman. Each one “will enhance our defense capability and operational capabilities. It has a helipad and can accommodate three choppers at any one time,” Lincunad said. Each can be... more »

HSL to build two midget submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
Underwater capability of Indian Navy will get a shot in the arm with the in-principle decision of Ministry of Defence to place construction of two Strategic Operating Vessels (SOVs) on Hindustan Shipyard Limited. The Request for Proposal (RoP) will be notified in a couple of months. Building two SOVs, also known as midget submarines each costing an estimated amount of Rs.3,000 crore will be a prestigious project. “We are expecting to ground work on the project by completing all the procedures by the year-end and deliver it in three years,” HSL Chairman and Managing Director Rear Ad... more »

FARC Invites Miss Universe To Colombian Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Paulina Vega was the first winner from Colombia since 1958, a year in which the country began a brief period of peace following a bloody partisan war known simply as ‘The Violence’. Photograph: Andrew Innerarity/Reuters *Daily Mail*: *Miss Universe invited to peace talks by Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels in bid to end 50 years of fighting * * Miss Universe Paulina Vega has been invited to peace talks by FARC rebels * Talks are taking place in Cuba between rebels and Columbian government * The business student has previously said she would attend negotiations * FARC rebels have been ... more »

Psychosurgery and Practical Eugenics

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Dr. Robert G. Heath, MK-Ultra Psychosurgery and Practical Contemporary Eugenics from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"Through counter-intelligence it should be possible to pinpoint potential trouble-makers and neutralize them…”* *- J. Edgar Hoover, * *March 1968*

Iraq's Shiite Militias Are Helping To Divide Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iraqi Shiite Muslim men from Shi'ite Badr organisation march during a parade marking the annual al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Baghdad, July 25, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani *New York Times:* *Shiite Militia Drives Back Islamic State, but Divides Much of Iraq * *CAMP ASHRAF, Iraq — At their victory rally, the Shiite militiamen used poetry, song and swagger to sweeten their celebration of an ugly battle.More than a hundred fighters from the militia, the Badr Organization, had been killed in the farms and villages... more »

Real Crusades History: Obama's Comments on the Crusades

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: Obama's Comments on the Crusades. Source: Real Crusades History. Date Published: February 8, 2015. Description: * At the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama made some remarks about the Crusades that are quite interesting. I attempt to unpack them in this video. These are Obama's remarks: “We see faith driving us to do right, but we also see faith being twisted and distorted, used as a wedge, or worse, sometimes as a weapon. From a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris we have seen acts of terror and violence perpetrated by those who profess to stand up for faith; their ... more »

Jordan's Air Campaign Against The Islamic State Is Severely Limited

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Tyler Rogoway, Foxtrot Alpha/Jalopnik*:* What This Video Of Jordanian F-16s Striking ISIS Tells Us Is Alarming * *Jordan has released a video montage showing the kickoff of its retaliatory air campaign against ISIS in Syria. Over 20 Jordanian F-16s struck ISIS targets while US F-22s, F-16s, surveillance and tanker aircraft supported them. Although the idea of such a campaign represents a powerful show of force, the video hints at a much grimmer and more questionable story.* *WNU Editor:* After reading Tyler Rogoway's analysis, ti now makes sense on why Jordanian King Abdullah is ... more »

Meet & Greet (#MtaGt) - February - My Green Nook

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
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The Real Conspiracy Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg  (Cui Bono - Who Benefits from the Fake Hysteria?)   Birth of a Shadow Doctrine:  How a Small Group of Lawyers Launched a War Against International Law

Spy Drone Can See What You are Wearing From 17,500 Feet Europe Fractures: France Pivots To Putin, Cyprus Offers Moscow Military Base, Germany-US Splinter On Ukraine I said to my business classes after 9/11 that something must really be up with the idea of making a universally-acknowledged nonviolent religion like Islam into a cause against which the West must respond and attack with great

China Releases Its National Security Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
ESSENTIAL BACKING: President Xi Jinping inspecting an honor guard in September. The armed forces are integral to his “China dream,” a rejuvenated nation that is both peace-loving and militarily powerful. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon *Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat: China's National Security Strategy* *The Politburo, headed by Xi Jinping, emphasized the severity of threats facing China’s national security.* *On January 23, the Politburo of the Communist Party of China (CPC) adopted the outline of a national security strategy. Chinese media reports did not go into detail about the strateg... more »

The U.S. 2015 National Security Strategy Has Been Released

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Julianne Smith, National Interest*: *The Lowdown on Obama's New National Security Strategy* "The 2015 National Security Strategy does a fine job of helping us understand this new era of increasing complexity but it does less to help us actually navigate it." *More News On The U.S. 2015 National Security Strategy * Fact Sheet: The 2015 National Security Strategy -- White House President Obama's National Security Strategy in 2015: Strong and Sustainable American Leadership -- White House Blog Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan Rice on the 2015 National Security Strategy -- ... more »

Crimeans Prefer Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Guardian *Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg: One Year Later, Crimeans Prefer Russia* *WNU Editor*: For the Russian majority in Crimea the choice is ridiculously simple. Their pensions are being paid. The economy has taken a hit but people are still getting by. Government services are still being maintained. The choice of having their children educated in Russian is not threatened. And with 30,000 Russian soldiers on the peninsula ... there is no fear that the conflict in Ukraine will spread to Crimea itself. On the Ukraine side .... the currency has been destroyed. Mass unemployment... more »

Is German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Vision Of Europe About To End?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gets into a car upon her arrival at Moscow's Vnukovo airport February 6, 2015. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin) *Sydney Morning Herald*: *Angela Merkel faces moment of truth as war and default threaten Europe's unity * *After almost a decade as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel faces a moment of truth as a resurgent Russia and fed-up Greeks challenge her blueprint for Europe's future.As bloodshed in eastern Ukraine escalates and the new Greek government rejects austerity championed by Mrs Merkel, her deliberate leadership style might be reaching the limit... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “Live at the Acropolis- Acroyali/Standing in Motion”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Yanni, “Live at the Acropolis- Acroyali/Standing in Motion” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67sx66QV0eI

The Poet: Harlan Hubbard, "The Sun Rises And Sets"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Sun Rises And Sets"* "The sun rises and sets, it is day and night, it will go on thus for a long time. You get to think you are part of it and your circumstances are related to the cosmos, but one day your little system will break down and the day and night will rotate indifferently. Can this be? It seems more like the sunrise and sunset, the moon and stars, this new season, they are part of me. I am sure they will never be the same without me, for no one could see them just as I do." - Harlan Hubbard, "Shantyboat Journal"

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Over 400,000 light years across NGC 6872 is an enormous spiral galaxy, at least 4 times the size of our own very large Milky Way. About 200 million light-years distant, toward the southern constellation Pavo, the Peacock, the remarkable galaxy's stretched out shape is due to its ongoing gravitational interaction, likely leading to an eventual merger, with the nearby smaller galaxy IC 4970. IC 4970 is seen just below and right of the giant galaxy's core in this cosmic color portrait from the 8 meter Gemini South telescope in Chile. *Click image for larger size.* The idea to image t... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Loom of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Loom of Life”* by Chet Raymo “The nature writer Jill Sisson Quinn said it at the end of one of her essays: "We've had it backwards all along: the body is immortal - it is the soul that dies." Which says something very big in very few words. Which brings me to our compost bin. All our food waste goes in. When we come back next winter we'll have a bin full of rich soil. Right now I have peppers and tomatoes growing in last year's table scrapings. New food. Same atoms. Some of them at least. What the peppers, tomatoes and me have in common is carbon chemistry. So, too, the humm... more »

Was Alexis Tsipras' Speech Today The Beginning Of The End For German Bankster Domination Of Europe?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
This morning we started the day looking at the apparent huge victory for India's Aam Aadmi (Common Man's) Party in the Delhi Legislative Assembly. Tuesday, reformer and progressive icon Arvind Kejriwal, is expected to be named Chief Minister, a major blow to the national fascist-oriented regime of Narendra Modi. Let's end the day looking at the political developments in another country most Americans would be hard-pressed to find on a map-- Greece. Today, Greece's newly elected Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, addressed Parliament (and the country and the EU). On January 25 Tsipras... more »

Fear of Shiite Power Has Led Stupid Gulf Monarchies To Finance An Army of Crazy Barbarians

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
If the Islamic State (ISIS) took control of Saudi Arabia tomorrow, will Saudis notice a drastic difference in everyday life? #SaudiArabia — Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (@Islamica110) January 25, 2015 "That mix of fatalism and resolve is typical of Iraqi Shiites, who never deserved the fanatical label imposed on them by Saddam. But collectively, this underclass unleashed and empowered by the U.S. occupation is also the single most revolutionary new force in the region. Guided by their ayatollahs, they can show enormous discipline, whether marching in protest, fighting in the streets--or vo... more »

clash of the titans

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Call no man happy who is not dead ! clash of the titans trailer

Q: What do Waitangi and Kohimarama have in common?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: Kohimarama conference, 1860] *Kohimarama Beach in 1860. Cafes yet to open. [Pic from Te Ara, Encyclopaedia of NZ]* ANDREW LITTLE’S FLAT FEET were found walking all over Waitaingi over the weekend, both ending up finally in his mouth. Maori never ceded sovereignty, he seemed both to say and not say to different audiences over different parts of the weekend. Not said by Little at any time then or since was any genuine attempt to justify said view. Let’s be honest, it’s a view based on confusion, and advanced out of political expediency. WHEN THE TREATY WAS signed, little... more »

Your allready bleeding out

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
take down hieregyca and you will see hnadredes if humans dead on the sk=k sa=k== slave democracy Kids di e i =my nave ro kwwwww eep me freee s7 cg ab utuk3dti excgabce ku heat pump

"Moving Through Darkness: The Places We Go"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Moving Through Darkness: The Places We Go"* by The DailyOM "Often it takes something major to wake us up as we struggle to maintain an illusion of control. In life, most of us want things to go to the places we have envisioned ourselves going. We have plans and visions, some of them divinely inspired, that we want to see through to completion. We want to be happy, successful, and healthy, all of which are perfectly natural and perfectly human. So when life takes us to places we didn’t consciously want to go, we often feel as if something has gone wrong, or we must have made a mis... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Bogotá, Distrito Especial, Colombia. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"When you've eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." - Sherlock Holmes

No one knows

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Yet the6 all ceibrae totl chaos

Cannon Fodder

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I know by reading some huge rulers who had had thousand year influence on my mind But at the end of the day' they were total asshole so keep that close when you thinkaboot your own state of mind There is not a single asshole blowing two valves today that has not recognised roman history and the \ impact upon today

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“The Dance Is Always There”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Dance Is Always There”* by Dr. Judith Rich “Many years ago, I had an important dream. In it, I was walking on a tightrope, wearing a business suit, carrying a briefcase, and wearing high heels. As the dream unfolds, I'm watching myself from an enlightened observer's viewpoint; I'm cautiously making my way along the tightrope, every muscle tensed. My concentration is like a laser beam, every step carefully placed. Falling would bring certain death. There is no net. At least not one that I can see. But just beneath the tightrope, out of my view, for as far as the eye can see, a... more »

Modern Australians have such a short attention span

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Modern Australians have such a short attention span. [image: Kevin Rudd official portrait.jpg]They grew tired of old John Howard in 2007, throwing him over for an overwhelmingly popular prefect called Kevin. * [image: Julia Gillard 2010.jpg]The popularity didn’t last. They soon remembered they couldn’t abide prefects, so his party threw him out after three years and voted in a headmistress. [image: Kevin Rudd official portrait.jpg]And after three years, they remembered they really didn’t like headmistresses either and asked for the perfect prefect back. Meanwhile, the Blue team... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Welcome to New Tech City's "Bored and Brilliant": Part 2, Challenges 3-6

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"What smartphones allow us to do is get rid of boredom in a very direct way because we can play games, phone people, we can check the Internet. It takes away the boredom, but it also denies us the chance to see and learn about where we truly are in terms of our goals."* *-- Jonny Smallwood, professor of cognitiveneuroscience at the University of York* *by Ken* Okay, nothing much to splain here, provided you go back to Part 1, which contained both the introduction to WNYC's New Tech City's "Bored and Brilliant" project, which seeks to help wean smartphone addicts from their ad... more »

LOL @ This Guy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago

Welcome to the New Duck

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
In advance of this year’s ISA convention and the OAIS awards, we’re happy to launch a new and improved Duck of Minerva with a revamped look and feel. You will notice automatically a direct link to duckofminerva.com which should make access more straightforward. The new site is also responsive so will resize automatically on your […]

Failure to Obey – Documentary on Checkpoint Refusal

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Film - *Two-thirds of the U.S. population, or approximately 200 million people, are potentially subject to detention and warrantless searches by Border Patrol agents. Here's what happens when you refuse a warrant-less search withing the 100-mile US border zone. The post Failure to Obey – Documentary on Checkpoint Refusal appeared first on Waking Times.

Ukraine Update: Battle of the Holographic Figleaf

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATE: February 9, 2015 *A brief review of the headlines this morning would indicate that the huge explosion last night missed its mark...a chemical factory in Donetsk. But it is a message that the Kiev Junta is willing to escalate the bombing of the Novorossiyan militia. What was it the Yanks said about Viet Nam? *"We had to bomb the village in order to save it." *Here is a "must read" analysis and update by one of my favourite blog writers, Mike Whitney. As in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc., etc., etc., the ZioAtlanticists in control of the US believe that even whe... more »

Something I See

Leonid Basin at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

"The Mask of Sanity: Psychopaths Rule Our World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The Mask of Sanity: Psychopaths Rule Our World" by Niall Bradley "It is evident, for those with eyes to see, that political discord between rival criminal cartels is purely for public consumption. Bread and circuses. Policy is not shaped by party politics. Decisions are made by a few: everyone else adjusts or starves. Weapons of financial mass destruction deployed by Central Bankers and Disaster-Capitalists, under the guise of protecting the markets and improving the efficiency of the system, vacuum the wealth of the nations - the work people produce - into ever fewer hands. Whil... more »

Sorry detractors: “Ayn Rand is 110 and still in your face after all these years” [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Business news site CNBC confronts the legacy they still can’t escape. [image: image]Modern-day capitalism has no shortage of heavyweight scholars… Yet the person most frequently evoked by proponents and detractors alike was neither a trained economist nor a traditional businessperson. Ayn Rand, author, thinker and political lightning rod, would have turned 110 years old this week. More than three decades after her death, she remains one of the most influential defenders of the free market… One of her biggest defenders says her storytelling is one of the major reasons why she ... more »

Andrew Jackson vs Bankers

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 1 day ago


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Last night Netc showed elevated radiation levels around Tokyo. This morning levels were elevated around Sapporo and they remain so, although less than earlier according to Netc comparisons. I'm issuing an alert because of demonstrably increased atmospheric emissions from Fukushima Daiichi *Feb 8 19:00 - 20:00 TEPCO webcam 4 Very High Emissions with unclear source*. Some of it seems to be coming from the common spent fuel pool while it also appears to be deriving to the left and off screen from the common spent fuel pool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZS2vjTA1S8 *Feb 8 19 21:00 ... more »

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