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Thursday, March 12, 2015

10 Mar - Blogs I'm Following

11:28pm MDST

Democrats Are Opposing President Obama's Request To Authorize Military Force Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 27 minutes ago
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 20, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing *Reuters*: *Obama war request in trouble in Congress, mostly from Democrats* *(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's request to authorize military force against Islamic State has made little progress since he sent it to Congress, and it may never pass, due largely to opposition from his fellow Democrats.* *Obama asked Congress for an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against I... more »

Falling Oil Prices Are Harming Iraq's Ability To Wage War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
With global oil prices halving in recent months, Iraq’s finances are eroding rapidly. Above, a worker walks at an Iraq oil field last year. Photo: Reuters *Wall Street Journal:* *How Falling Oil Prices Are Hindering Iraq’s Ability to Fight Islamic State* *Fiscal woes couldn’t come at a worse time, as country tries to fend off extremists* *BAGHDAD—Clobbered by falling oil prices, Iraq is headed over a fiscal cliff, unable to make critical investments needed to keep its oil flowing and still pay the skyrocketing costs of fighting Islamic State extremists, according to government o... more »

Some Similarities Between Israel And Pakistan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
- Both homelands were created in the aftermath of World War II in response to collective anxieties and trauma, partly real and partly manufactured. - Both relied on British colonialists to get the land that they sought, creating refugee and political crises in the process that have not been resolved to this day. - Both appealed to the United States in the Cold War for aid, arguing that they are strong bulwarks against communism in sensitive regions in the world, the Middle East and Central Asia, and were given weapons, money, and training in return. - Both illegally obtained nuc... more »

George Lincoln Rockwell - American National Socialism

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 2 hours ago
*This Time The World* by Commander George Lincoln Rockwell *_______________________________________* If you enjoyed this post and appreciate the work I'm doing here on this website, please consider supporting my Indiegogo Fundraiser entitled *Support John Friend's Free Speech!*, which *I announced* last week. Many thanks to everyone who has and continues to support my efforts here. It is very much appreciated!

The Iraqi Government Is Not In Charge Of The Military Offensive Against Tikrit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Senior U.S. military officials want Baghdad to name an Iraqi commander for the offensive to avoid dealing with Iranian advisers. Ahmed Al-Hussaini/ REUTERS *James Broder, Newsweek:* *Who's in Charge of the Fight Against ISIS in Tikrit?* *For the first time since Iraqi forces launched an operation to recapture the city of Tikrit, Baghdad has asked the United States for intelligence to help beat back the Islamic State (ISIS) in a counteroffensive that’s stalled on the outskirts of the city, a senior U.S. military official in Iraq told Newsweek.Yet in a sign of Washington’s unea... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Tikrit Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Iraqi Forces Seize Large Parts of Tikrit From Islamic State Militants* B*AGHDAD — Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militias seized large parts of Tikrit on Tuesday, amid reports that most of the Islamic State militants battling to hold the city had begun retreating, security officials said.* *The progress came after a week of heavy fighting to retake Tikrit, a city in the so-called Sunni Triangle that holds both strategic and emotional importance in the effort to roll back the Islamic State’s lightning advance toward Baghdad in June.* *WNU Editor:* The ... more »

The Greek Government Is Now Going After The Country's Pension Funds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Financial Times*: *Greek government presses social security funds to hand over cash* *Greece’s cash-strapped Syriza government is pressing the country’s social security funds to hand over hundreds of millions of euros immediately to ensure that pensions and civil servants’ salaries are paid this month.* *The unprecedented transfer of bank deposits, which is opposed by pension and welfare funds, follows an unexpectedly sharp fall in tax revenues in January that has left the finance ministry scrambling to raise funds to make a €1.2bn loan repayment to the International Monetary Fun... more »

The Hillary Email Scandal (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *I’ve deleted all my personal emails and the server will remain private: Hillary Clinton reveals HALF her inbox - 31,830 messages - has not been handed over and says she used one account for convenience* ** Asked why she had deleted what she admitted was ‘half of her inbox’ she replied: ‘I fully complied with every government rule’* ** She added: ‘They were personal and private, about matters....I did not see a reason to keep them'* ** They included messages about ‘planning Chelsea’s wedding, my mother’s funeral’, ‘yoga routines’ and ‘family vacations’* ** Clinton atte... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Simon Shuster, Time*: *Why Russia’s Probe Into the Nemtsov Murder Does Not Stack Up* *Official suggestion that Boris Nemtsov was killed by Islamists seems the least plausible explanation* *Who knew Russia had such crack detectives — not just fast in their investigation of the murder of Boris Nemtsov but practically clairvoyant. Within a day of the dissident’s killing on Feb. 27, they offered a bundle of possible motives, predictably ranging from a business dispute to a love affair gone wrong, but with two big surprises. For one, they ignored the possibility that Nemtsov’s confli... more »

Bitburg

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*Really? Who paid for your flights..?* “They suffer a great guilt complex over the Nazi period... I’m suggesting including them this time & making the occasion one of celebrating when the hatred stopped & peace & friendship began which has continued for 40 yrs.” *Ronald Reagan Personal Diary,* *November 1984* “There is no way I’ll back down & run for cover... Would Helmut be wrong if he visited Arlington Cemetery on one of his U.S. visits?” *Ronald Reagan Personal Diary,* *April 1985* “They [the press] are really sucking blood & finding every person of Jewish faith they can who w... more »

Spheres of Influence Terrorism

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*Newspaper cartoon from 1912 about the Monroe Doctrine* Monroe Doctrine (1823) President James Monroe’s 1823 annual message to Congress contained the Monroe Doctrine, which warned European powers not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere. Understandably, the United States has always taken a particular interest in its closest neighbors – the nations of the Western Hemisphere. Equally understandably, expressions of this concern have not always been favorably regarded by other American nations. The Monroe Doctrine is the best known U.S. policy toward the Western H... more »

And Yet it Moves

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*"Eppur si muove..."* *"And yet it moves...* *The event was first reported in English print in 1757 by Giuseppe Baretti in his book the The Italian Library :* *The moment he was set at liberty, he looked up to the sky and down to the ground, and, stamping with his foot, in a contemplative mood, said, Eppur si muove, that is, still it moves, meaning the earth.* "Until about 1600, the posture of the Venetian Party toward science was one of more or less open hostility, *favoring black magic.* But in the early 1600s, the group around Sarpi succeeded in changing their public profile ... more »

Deconstructionism and the Memes of Public Myth

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
The Deconstructionist Agenda from Spike EP on Vimeo. "Derrida is the sort of philosopher who gives bullshit a bad name." - Foucault No mo' po-mo. Cold Fusion and The Deconstructionist Attack on Science and Language from Spike EP on Vimeo. Here's the big news in conservation, energy and sustainable development : Cold Fusion works. And the Americans are REFUSING to develop it, because it will destroy the oil, coal and nuclear industry. If the so-called Green Party actually care about these things (and its not just posturing), why aren't they demanding an immediate crash program t... more »

Lyle Stuart

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
Lyle Stuart's Open letter to NY Times Jan 3 1988 re Scientology CultMoney is sucked from the victim, To reach the goal of $80,000 a customer, Scientology extracts it in chunks of $20,000 and $30,000 a year. In return, you're told you'll live forever! They even have you sign a billion year Agreement! Scientologists seek young people in the 19 to 25 age range. "Sometimes," says the former director of a Scientology Mission, "we used pretty young girls to attract young men. People are surprised to learn that our goal was to get at least $80,000 for each piece of raw meat we recruit... more »

C. Christine Fair On How Israel And Pakistan Are States That Share A Similar DNA

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Wikipedia: * C. Christine Fair is an assistant professor in the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. *An excerpt from, "The Pakistani origins of the Israeli state" by Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post, December 3, 2014:* "Pakistan is like Israel, an ideological state," said then Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq in 1981. "Take out the Judaism from Israel and it will fall like a house of cards. Take Islam out of Pakistan and make it a secular state; it would collapse." It's a strange thing to thi... more »

Steven Blaney calls a cat a cat

Alison at Creekside - 4 hours ago
"The Holocaust," intoned Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney today, "did not begin in the gas chamber; it began with words." He's right, of course. It began with a government capitalizing on a disaster event to demonize a segment of the population and suppress civil rights - including freedom of expression, assembly, and the expectation of privacy in personal communications - while hurriedly implementing a legal basis for the secret imprisonment of anyone considered not friendly to the government's agenda of security over democracy. So it began with a law something like Bill C-51... more »

5 Things Happy People do Before Getting Out of Bed Each Morning

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Paul Lenda* - These five things can be looked at as life hacks because they’re so simple and easy to add to our daily routine yet so effective that it begs the question why we weren’t doing them before. The post 5 Things Happy People do Before Getting Out of Bed Each Morning appeared first on Waking Times.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Only 11 million light-years away, Centaurus A is the closest active galaxy to planet Earth. Spanning over 60,000 light-years, the peculiar elliptical galaxy, also known as NGC 5128, is featured in this sharp color image. Centaurus A is apparently the result of a collision of two otherwise normal galaxies resulting in a fantastic jumble of star clusters and imposing dark dust lanes. *Click image for larger sizes.* Near the galaxy's center, left over cosmic debris is steadily being consumed by a central black hole with a billion times the mass of the Sun. As in other active galaxies... more »

"Compassion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.” - Frederick Buechner

“The Power Of Love: Christian the Lion”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The Power Of Love: Christian the Lion” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md2CW4qp9e8&t=14

Chet Raymo, “A Credo”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“A Credo”* by Chet Raymo “John Burroughs - John-o'-the-Birds - America's most beloved nature writer, was just my age when in 1910 he wrote in his journal: "Joy in the universe, and a keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion. As I grow old, my joy and my interest increase. Less and less does the world of men interest me, more and more do my thoughts turn to things universal and everlasting." Things universal and everlasting. Burroughs did not look to find those things beyond the grave. They were here, now, just outside the window of his study at Riverby - the seasons ... more »

"Strength..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Kahlil Gibran

Musical Interlude: Fairport Convention, “Tam Lin”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Fairport Convention, “Tam Lin” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FuaSdOdpzw

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Poet: James Kavanaugh, "Searchers"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Some people do not have to search - they find their niche early in life and rest there, seemingly contented and resigned. They do not seem to ask much of life, sometimes they do not seem to take it seriously. At times I envy them, but usually I do not understand them - seldom do they understand me. I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach - we are drawn by... more »

"When?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?" - Chuck Palahniuk

"The Best Thing For Being Sad..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” - William Blake "The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then- ... more »

Naked? Acting Weird? On Site Execution from Cops

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Amanda Warren A brilliant eugenics plan is underway - paid thugs simply blast away people to see what it's like. Not just anyone though - people who are unarmed and distressed. All law enforcement needs is those who are more deranged than the victims they encounter. Those lacking a conscience and will say they are "scared" and fear for their lives when really there is nothing for them to fear when they can indiscriminately shoot-to-kill, hide behind badges and receive unmerited advancement. The media is only too happy to report it to you in order to train you into submission. Th... more »

European Commission Chief Wants to Create New EU Army

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Joshua Krause The European Union is unique among the nations of history. Most governing bodies are built around a culture and language that is shared amongst the people they rule, which is then followed by a shared system of laws, courts, defense forces, currency etc. Or, in the case of an empire, the system hinges upon military dominance, which then enforces those conditions on every culture it can gobble up. But the European Union is the only nation (to my knowledge) that attempted to use monetary and economic policy (the Euro) to unite a diverse set of culture, before turning ... more »

Who is the Aggressor?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
These are all NATO members. Who really controls NATO? Who is calling the shots? See this related article that reveals via WikiLeaks how the US was long planning the take down of Putin.... here

I Got Love for the Underdog

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
At “I Love Malcolm: A Legacy of Love and Liberation,” organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office on February 14, 2015, Rapper *Boots Riley* (The Coup) performs “Underdogs.”

World News Briefs -- March 10, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A woman reacts as she looks at a gruesome collection of images of dead bodies taken by a photographer, who has been identified by the code name ''Caesar,'' at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, March 10, 2015. The pictures were smuggled out of Syria between 2011 and mid-2013. Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson *Reuters*:* Graphic torture photos from Syria on display at United Nations* *(Reuters) - Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States are holding an exhibit at the United Nations of graphic photos taken in Syria by a former military police photogr... more »

Lessons about landscape: doing subdivision Wright

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Site plan of ‘Usonia,’ Pleasantville, New York, 1947* “The home is a shelter, not a fortress.” That was the ethos behind the post-war Usonian community built amidst a heavily wooded site in Pleasantville, upstate New York, guided by the masterplan of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Shelters don’t need fences, only screens. Each home in this 50-strong subdivision had its own circular lot, shown above, the site’s natural ‘screens’ being the existing trees and landscape existing in the interstices in between the circular lots, which were shared and covenanted to the community. This... more »

All are now enveloped and overlighted in every moment by the Tsunami of Love.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
https://johnsmallman2.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/all-are-now-enveloped-and-overlighted-in-every-moment-by-the-tsunami-of-love/ *All are now enveloped and overlighted in every moment by the Tsunami of Love. *as channeled by John Smallman March 10, 2015 Separation by Edward Munch *No one is unworthy of God’s Love, and therefore no one is unworthy of yours! The only reason that you would withhold love from anyone is because you believe yourself to be unlovable, and to withhold love from someone is to withhold it from yourself. However, to acknowledge and be aware of that extremely p... more »

Two recent interviews re "Our Sacred Maiz is Our Mother."

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 7 hours ago
This week: KPFA Radio: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/111916 Xica Nation http://xicanation.com/tlahtolli-interview-with-roberto-dr-cintli-rodriguez/

Does Sen. Menendez bust involve drugs & child sex slaves?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 7 hours ago
"How can you tell which members of Congress are "owned" by these organized crime elements? Simple: They are the ones who showed up for Netanyahu's speech. The louder they cheered, the more Israeli-supplied cocaine-fueled junkets and child sex slaves they have presumably enjoyed." Full article: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/03/09/400948/US-Congress-on-sale *

Imaging of the Brain on LSD in Search of Cure for Behavioral Disorders

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video - *In this video, scientists explain the possibilities of how LSD’s effect on the brain can be used to help people with obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, and similar conditions. The post Imaging of the Brain on LSD in Search of Cure for Behavioral Disorders appeared first on Waking Times.

Expect Plenty Of Politics In Maryland This Cycle

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin Everyone is looking at the scramble among Maryland Democrats to replace Barbara Mikulski in the U.S. Senate. But do you recall what happened when a bunch of House incumbents in Georgia found out that Saxby Chambliss had decided to retire from the Senate? 7 Republican congressmen started rumbling over the seat. In the end Tom Price, Rob Woodall, Lynn Westmoreland and Austin Scott decided-- wisely-- to back away. But Paul Bround, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston gave up their totally safe House seats to go for the Senate. In the primary Kingston came i...more »

More Details Emerge On Russian President Putin's Decision To Annex Crimea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*RT:* *‘We did what we had to do’: Putin opens up on Crimea reunification plan* *The decision to give Crimea an opportunity to choose if it wants to be a part of Russia again was made after an unofficial survey showed the majority of Crimeans would back reunification, Vladimir Putin revealed in an interview to a Russian TV channel.* *The interview is part of a documentary, “Crimea. The Road Back Home,” scheduled to be aired by the Rossiya One TV channel. In the film, the Russian president has given new insights into the events leading up to last year's referendum in Crimea. * *M... more »

The Meaning of Jeremy Clarkson

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC for an alleged "fracas" with a producer for *Top Gear*. Innocent until proven otherwise and all that, but it does come after years of nudge, nudge, wink, wink racism and associated vicious stupidity. Needless to say, I don't particularly like him and avoid his shows like the plague. Yet *Top Gear* and his contrived alpha male personage *is* popular and millions tune in every week for fast cars and funny haha cheeky banter. Far be it for me to stop them. Yet in the celebrity firmament Clarkson occupies something of a unique position. The... more »

Benjamin Fulford: Historical black swan event imminent

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*The views below are those of Benjamin Fulford. -AK* *Benjamin Fulford: Historical black swan event imminent * By Benjamin Fulford March 9, 2015 There are now many undeniable signs that a historical black swan event is imminent. The exact nature of this event is uncertain but it involves the end of a system of governance dating back thousands of years and the emergence of a new paradigm for humanity. Since the global occult leadership links their machinations to celestial events, there is a possibility this event will be connected to the March 19th super moon and the March ... more »

Ukraine: Pro-Russian Rebels Preparing A New Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Pro-Russian rebels observe the area at a front line outside the village of Molochnoye, north-east from Donetsk, March 8, 2015. Marko Djurica/REUTERS *Newsweek:* *Pro-Russian Rebels Preparing Advance ‘On All Fronts’, Warn Ukraine Fighters* *Pro-Russian rebels are preparing an advance “on all fronts” in Ukraine’s eastern territories by the end of this week, according to purported conversations between rebels, which were reportedly intercepted by Kiev-loyal forces.* *A statement on Facebook by the pro-Ukrainian Azov volunteer battalion, said that rebels are planning a possible atta... more »

Hillary: No, you can't look at my server...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*of course not.* Seems to me that if she used her personal server and private email account to conduct official State Department business, then she has forfeited her right to privacy when it come to her server. Don't you agree? Of course, she is "completely complying with State Department requests." Hillary, no one is buying what you're selling. I think *Proof is right* - stick a fork in her. *More:* *Gowdy: We Will Call Hillary For Questioning, Turn The Server Over To Neutral Third Party To Review*

nature is speaking

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
nature is speaking dot org

"Auntie's like the Queen"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The 2015 Royal Television Society Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture, broadcast by the BBC this week, was presented by Conservative peer, Lord Dobbs of Wylye - better known as Michael Dobbs of 'House of Cards' fame. (To paraphrase Francis Urquhart: You might think he mentioned 'House of Cards' far too many times. I couldn't possibly comment.) I would say that his pro-public service broadcasting claims were very big ones and that, at heart, he's *strongly* pro-BBC. (If Rona gets the chop, maybe he'll be invited to take over on the strength of this). The examples of bias he gave were so ... more »

Feeding The Vultures, While Starving Agriculture: Capitalism's Great Indian Con-Trick

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 8 hours ago
The story goes like this: India is an economic miracle, a powerhouse of growth. It is a nation that increasingly embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship. And the proof? Until recently, India had year on year 9% GDP growth (or thereabouts). Such logic, statements and figures are the stuff of headlines that pay homage to the supposed wonders of neoliberalism which the corporate media trots out time and again in the belief that if something is repeated often enough then it must be true. Visit Delhi or Mumbai and you can witness the trappings of this ‘success’. Newly built towns on th... more »

How Many Russians Are Fighting In Ukraine And How Many Have Been Killed?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Pro-Russian separatists from the Chechen "Death" battalion stand in a line during a training exercise in the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, December 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov *Mark Urban, BBC*: *How many Russians are fighting in Ukraine?* *Western arguments about how to counter President Vladimir Putin's support for east Ukraine separatists are leading to clashes over the question of how deeply involved Russia's military is in the conflict.* *The latest salvo between Nato allies came in a German government briefing to... more »

Victorian F the EU Nuland- Her lips are moving so she must be lying

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Ahram* Neo Con *Perhaps she is considering a career in stand up comedy?* *She certainly made me laugh! Absurdity will do that! * *"Even as Ukraine is building a peaceful, democratic, independent nation across 93 percent of its territory, Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine are suffering a reign of terror," Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.* Ukraine, a peaceful democratic and independent nation? Cracked me right up! *"Today Crimea remains under illegal occupation and human rights abuses are the norm, not the exception, for m... more »

The Firm

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*"[Sinatra is a] pretty strange person... He could be terribly nice one minute and, well, not so nice the next..."* *Prince Charles,* *[Who talks to plants and insists that he hears them answering him]* *On the occasion of their third meeting,* *1970* *Left to right, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner (1922–1990), Mrs C.J. Latta, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and American opera singer Dorothy Kirsten enjoying an after dinner joke at a Variety Club of Great Britain benefit for the National Playing Fields Association, at the Empress Club, London, 29th December 1951. * *Mrs Latta is the w... more »

Are You iWatching?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 8 hours ago
I have just bought a 1936 Imperial Companion 1 portable typewriter and it now sits proudly on my desk alongside today’s technology. Is it practical? Well not with my poor spelling and tendency to rework things. Does it work? Yes and has a black and red ribbon which will one day need replacing. Did I buy it to work? Well not really, I thought it of it as more of a fusion of art and technology and a statement. The typewriter played a major role in influencing where we are today. With my wife being granted a Royal Warrant for her bookselling, I also love the Royal Warrant stamp on th... more »

March 10:Indulge me....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
Montreal is naming a city library after Mordecai Richler. It's on Avenue du Parc, and close to the heart of the old, Jewish district of Montreal were Mordecai grew up. Though possessed with a power of expression that could be acidic, he was really a pleasant and gentle person. As for the Jewish population, it was alternately proud of his brilliant writing, and angry at his probing of Jewish behaviour. Check him out at the library. Start with "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz". or maybe you read "Jacob Two-Two and the Hooded Fang" or saw the film of the same name. I taught Jacob... more »

The Growing Humanitarian Crisis In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Voice of America*: In eastern Ukraine, the elderly are left especially vulnerable by the conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. The UN estimates that more than half of those displaced by the fighting are seniors, who often suffer from ill health, anxiety and a lack of basic services. Patrick Wells reports from Debaltseve, Ukraine. *IBTimes:* *Ukraine Crisis Update: UN Refugee Agency Concerned For Civilians Amid Lack Of Supplies, Continued Shelling* *The United Nations Refugee Agency expressed concern Tuesday over the "worsening humanitarian situation" ... more »

Greetings From the Weeds

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
Hi, guys: I'm writing you from the weeds of the internet since I haven't had time to post in about two weeks. And if you're still monitoring my progress and/or care to know why, here are some reasons: I've just finished the final edit for *Tatterdemalion*, my historical thriller. Over the last week and a half, I've been researching appropriate literary agencies to whom to send this book in the hope that maybe, just *maybe*, more than half the time I'll get an apathetic form rejection letter sent to me from some barely-literate 22 year-old flunky right out of Smith or Oberl... more »

AISHA NORTH: A short update on the energies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
https://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/a-short-update-on-the-energies-86/ *A short update on the energies * March 10, 2015 in Channelings As many of you have already noticed, some very new energetic landscapes are opening up now, and we do think you will all find that they are best surveyed in silent contemplation. In other words, so much is going on energetically now, it would behoove you all to take time to just BE with all of this new, without too much external interference. For what is actually going on within you can be very much likened to as if all of the tectonic pl... more »

Zapatistas 'Capitalism Destroys, the People Build'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Capitalism Destroys, the People Build Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés Capitalism Destroys, the People Build French, Italian and Espanol Also see: 'Gracias III' in Espanol and Italiano Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés The words of the EZLN’s General Command in the voice of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés in the Zapatista community La Realidad at the presentation of the Zapatista

Supplemental: What we saw at the spelling bee!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015A fabulous low-income school:* On Friday morning, January 23, we got in our car at 6 AM and headed south toward Durham. You can click here to confirm. We arrived before noon. From there, it was off to the neighborhood school for the school-wide spelling bee, which started at 1:30. This clash of the titans was being held in a neighborhood *public* school. As best we can tell, it’s also a low-income school. As best we can tell, the state of North Carolina no longer makes school-by-school income data available. Three years ago, when we first visited this sch... more »

"Imperial Crime and Complicity In Ancient Rome and Modern America"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Imperial Crime and Complicity In Ancient Rome and Modern America"* By Tim Case "The punishment of the criminal is measured by the degree of astonishment of the judge who finds his crime incomprehensible." - Friedrich W. Nietzsche "You would think that if the present administration is going to rule by the Machiavellian code, as outlined in the “The Prince,” they would at least take to heart the admonition that "as princes cannot help being hated by someone, they ought, in the first place, to avoid being hated by every one, and when they cannot compass this, they ought to endeavor w... more »

Geoengineering, A Clear And Present Danger

noreply@blogger.com (Say No To Corporate America!) at Say No To Corporate America - 9 hours ago

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 9 hours ago
*Contrasting ideas, expectations clash during forum on proposed Canal streetcar line extension ~Jeff Adelson, N.O. Advocate *

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

“Food Intervention, Government Style”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Food Intervention, Government Style”* by Tom Purcell “All right, tubby, if you aren’t going to stop sitting in front of the TV, eating fatty and sugary treats, maybe the government should force you to change your ways.” “Force me to change my ways? But I know what foods do and don’t make me tubby. I choose to live this way.” “Yeah, and that’s why the federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), says it needs to step in.” “What do you mean, ‘step in’?” “DGAC just released a far-reaching 571-page report that gives propo... more »

Satire: “Iran Offers to Mediate Talks Between Republicans and Obama”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Iran Offers to Mediate Talks Between Republicans and Obama”* by Andy Borowitz TEHRAN (The Borowitz Report)— “Stating that “their continuing hostilities are a threat to world peace,” Iran has offered to mediate talks between congressional Republicans and President Obama. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, made the offer one day after Iran received what he called a “worrisome letter” from Republican leaders, which suggested to him that “the relationship between Republicans and Obama has deteriorated dangerously.” “Tensions between these two historic enemies have been high in rece... more »

The Economy: "The End of the Great Debt Cycle”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The End of the Great Debt Cycle”* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - “It’s the end of the great debt cycle,” says hedge fund manager Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, taking the words out of our mouth. Bond fund manager Bill Gross adds context: "In the past 20 to 30 years, credit has grown to such an extreme globally that debt levels and the ability to service that debt are at risk. Why doesn’t the debt supercycle keep expanding? Because there are limits." Neither Mr. Dalio nor Mr. Gross nor we know precisely where those limits are. But the Europeans and t... more »

Hillary to make statement about emails...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*I can hardly wait.* "I've been completely cooperative" "Didn't do anything wrong" "It's Bush's fault" I don't think she's taking questions. Coward. *Watch Live at Fox* *Time for my favorite spokeskitteh:*

Elevated Radiation Levels in Japan and US Last 2 Days

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Elevated radiation levels in Japan according to Netc.com, which uses standard deviations from site averages to indicate elevated radiation readings (green being low averages and red/black being the highest in these figures). Yesterday in Japan taken at 10:00 Am US Pacific Time 3/9/2015 Today in Japan taken at 10:30 AM US Pacific Time 3/10/2015 Finally, today in the US taken at 10:30 AM US Pacific Time 3/10/2015 (today is higher than yesterday so trending up) What level of magnitude represents the true increase in radionuclide load in Earth's oceans, fresh water, atmosphe... more »

About those 47 GOP senators' letter to Iran: Let's play "If the shoe was on the other foot" with the "Crackpot 114th" Congress

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Who gave Ted the pencil?* *Could the person who gave half-witted anchorman Ted Baxter the pencil be the same person who gave half-witted Arkansas freshman Sen. Tom Cotton his?* *"Republicans said they would only agree to talks [with the president] if there were no preconditions, such as recognizing President Obama’s existence."* *-- from a Borowitz Report today,* "Iran Offers to Mediate Talks Between Republicans and Obama"* (see below)* *by Ken* One thing you can't say about the current session of Congress: that the "Crackpot 114th" isn't living up to its name. Does everyone (anyon... more »

A Pathetic Failure

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 11 hours ago
A lot of electronic ink has been spilled of late on the subject of Bill C-51. And the effort has been called for. But the irony of all that spent energy is that it is working in Stephen Harper's favour. The prime minister used to burnish his credentials as an "economist." No more. He has good reasons to not talk about his economic expertise. Tom Walkom writes: At a fundamental level, the economy is failing. Any number of studies point to this fact. The latest was released this week by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. It says the quality of work in Canada, as measured by wa... more »

Tourists as tax spies and similar Greek tragicomedies

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
The gap between the new Greek government and the basic rules of civilization and common sense has grown and it has probably become unbridgeable by now. 320 billion euros is a lot of money but the mental deterioration of the Greek political elite and the moral degradation of pretty much the whole nation is even worse news. These days, it's being decided whether and when Greece will join the third world. But the new Marxist leaders of the cradle of the Western civilization seem completely disengaged. Of course that their economy in the modern sense is dependent on lots of financial... more »

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Sending New Arms To Ukraine Separatists. Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Using The Truce To Rearm

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A Russian flag flutters on top of a separatist Donetsk People's Republic army armored personnel carrier as it drives through the town of Vuhlehirsk, Feb. 25, 2015. Reuters/Baz Ratner *Bloomberg*: *U.S. Says Russia Sent New Arms to Ukraine Separatists* (*Bloomberg) -- The U.S. accused Russia of sending new weapons to separatists in eastern Ukraine, as Germany warned that the conflict is still far from a peaceful resolution despite a cease-fire agreement.* *The U.S. confirmed the arms delivery and can tell when Russia sends weapons to the rebels, Assistant Secretary of State Victori... more »

Jeju Island Activists Coming to Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
*Voices from Jeju Island * *Meet Leaders from South Korean Navy Base Struggle * *Friday, March 20 * *7:00 pm * *Grace Episcopal Church * *1100 Washington St (park in back off Edwards St) * *Bath, Maine * We are proud to be hosting two dynamic young people who have served as leaders of the Gangjeong village Navy base campaign on Jeju Island, South Korea. For the past eight years villagers and supporters have daily non-violently resisted the devastation of their 500-year-old fishing and farming village for a Navy base that will host US aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and des... more »

Lotte Ryan - Another Victim At The Alter Of Austerity In The UK

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 11 hours ago
Lotte Ryan For Lotte Ryan, a friend and fellow campaigner Kitty Jones Blog The following is from my friend, Charlotte Ryan, who was expected to attend work interviews or lose her benefits just weeks before she died. This was written on December 12, 2014: *I have terminal cancer, my prognosis is 0-3 years and I was diagnosed in March 2014 with my brain stem glioma. In April 2014 I was placed in the support group* for 3 years and I have gone from being able-bodied to hopelessly disabled. I have many neurological deficits including diploplia, dyspraxia, dysarthria and dysphagia. To sa... more »

Ukrainian President Poroshenko Confirms Both Sides Have Withdrawn Their Heavy Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC*: *Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko confirms rebel weapons moved* *Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says pro-Russian rebels in the east have withdrawn a "significant" amount of heavy weapons.* *Speaking on TV, Mr Poroshenko said his government forces had also pulled back "the lion's share" of their rocket and heavy artillery systems.* *Under a ceasefire reached in February both sides were due to pull back heavy weapons by the beginning of March.* *The ceasefire appears to be taking hold despite continuing clashes.* *The opposing sides have accused each other of breaking the tru...more »

Jeju Island Activists Coming to Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
*Voices from Jeju Island* *Meet Leaders from South Korean Navy Base Struggle* *Friday, March 20* *7:00 pm* *Grace Episcopal Church* *1100 Washington St (park in back off Edwards St)* *Bath* We are proud to be hosting two dynamic young people who have served as leaders of the Gangjeong village Navy base campaign on Jeju Island, South Korea. For the past eight years villagers and supporters have daily non-violently resisted the devastation of their 500-year-old fishing and farming village for a Navy base that will host US aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and destroyers... more »

Israeli PM Netanyahu: There Is A 'Worldwide Effort To Make Me Lose Next Week's Election'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A Likud campaign billboard depicting Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen in Tel Aviv March 10, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Nir Elias *Reuters*: *Netanyahu says sees 'worldwide' effort to topple him* *(Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in broadcast remarks on Tuesday there was a "huge, worldwide effort" to ensure he loses next week's closely contested election.Army Radio, which aired what it said were comments he made on Monday to activists of his right-wing Likud party, interpreted them as referring to foreign funding for advocacy groups campaig... more »

Egyptian Security Forces In Sinai Are Now Facing Daily Suicide Bomb Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC*: Deadly bomb attacks hit Egypt's Sinai peninsula *Bomb attacks targeting the police and army in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula have killed two people and wounded more than 30, officials say.A suicide bomber targeted a police compound in the city of El-Arish, leaving a civilian driver dead.A roadside bomb later exploded beside an armoured vehicle, killing a soldier.Sinai Province, a jihadist group affiliated to Islamic State, claimed it was behind the first attack, the al-Yawm al-Sabaa newspaper reported.Militants based in the Sinai have killed hundreds of soldiers a... more »

THE CALIBER OF OUR OWN PROFESSORS: Harvard professor flies to Finland!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015Part 2—Enabled by writer at Vox:* All too often, our high-ranking liberal professors say the darnedest things. So it was when Professor Guinier discussed the public schools. Professor Guinier was laboring through a three-hour stint on the C-Span program, In Depth. Midway through the marathon, a gloomy caller lamented the way we are “destroying another generation of African-American students.” The caller sought the professor’s views on two proposals: 1) the use of vouchers to enable public school kids to attend private schools, and 2) relaxed licensing pro... more »

The Passive Android and the Creative Force

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Mickey Mouse is the President of the United States, Donald Duck is the Vice-President, and Goofy is the head of Homeland Security. The people have spoken. The post The Passive Android and the Creative Force appeared first on Waking Times.

Billionaires For Bombs

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Thanks to the *Citizens United* Supreme Court decision which wed money to politics, the billionaires running the place have thumbed their noses at representative democracy and are now more brazenly dictating foreign policy and starting wars. The American Republican Party and Israel's Likud Party are, for all intents and purposes, one and the same entity, led and funded by Sheldon Adelson and a sordid little cabal of predatory high rollers. The latest kerfuffle that has everybody shouting "treason" and "sedition" involves freshman Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) doing an end-run aroun... more »

Islamic State (no such thing) fraying from within? Recruiting shortfalls?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*WaPo* *Keep in Mind** -There is no “Islamic State”- There is a msm presentation of such an entity existing, in order to justify NATO/Israeli military intervention. There is no “Islamic State” There are only bought and paid for mercenaries waging a destabilization campaign, in order to remake the middle east.* *Considering the aformentioned facts, how should we interpret the allegations of fraying in the non existent state? I will highlight interesting bits* "The anecdotal reports, drawn from activists and residents of areas under Islamic State control, don’t offer any indication ... more »

Free lunch Flicker...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*smarter than most people.* I moved the suet feeder so I could spray the tree with Immunox. The Flicker had no problem finding it on the table. Look at the last picture and you can clearly see him holding the feeder with his foot. It was sliding around and so he grabbed it to hold it steady. And, yes, I know there's chipped paint. I just power washed in preparation for painting. I must finish preparing my agricultural exemption papers. See you later. Wipe your beak! Who you lookin' at??

Wikipedia Founder Sues NSA, Demands "End To NSA’s Dragnet Surveillance Of Internet Traffic"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-10/wikipedia-founder-sues-nsa-demands-end-nsa%E2%80%99s-dragnet-surveillance-internet-traffic Wikipedia Founder Sues NSA, Demands "End To NSA’s Dragnet Surveillance Of Internet Traffic" [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/10/2015 08:34 -0400 inShare4 *By Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, is a board member of the Wikimedia Foundation, of which Lila Tretikov is the executive director, first posted in the NYT.* *Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users* TODAY, we’re filing a lawsuit against the National Security Agency to ... more »

Who says that the House's head Benghazi witch-hunter, Rep. Trey "Benghazi or Bust!" Gowdy, isn't a man of principle?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Head House GOP Benghazi witch-hunter Rep. Trey Gowdy makes good his pledge not to fund-raise off Benghazi. If only somebody'd told the Virginia GOP fund-raisers who booked him for their "Beyond Benghazi" event!* *by Ken* People think it's a piece of cake being a pile of right-wing pondscum. You just lie your putrid guts out and then sing and dance, tra-la! If they only knew! First you have to think up the lies, then you have to carry out the lies and keep them all straight, and then sometimes you have to answer embarrassing questions about the lies. Compared with brain surgery, i... more »

這裡發生了什麼?情節增厚!帖木兒Tsarnaev出席了美國中央情報局贊助的研討會!

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 13 hours ago
It sounds like this Judy Clarke is the government's "fixer" to get patsies to plead guilty. This is the only way for the FBI to get out of proving they really did have a video showing the planting of the bomb. Were Clarke really working for Tsarnaev, she could win the case simply by showing the jury the remains of the bomb and backpack, and the photos of both Tsarnaev brothers taken at the scene before the blast, which clearly show the brothers were not the source of the backpack with the bomb! At top, the remains of the bomb backpack. Note the black color and white square patch. ... more »

Venezuelan President Maduro Condemns New US Sanctions. Wants Additional Powers To Deter U.S. 'Aggression'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC*: *Venezuelan leader Maduro condemns new US sanctions* *Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called the latest US sanctions "the most aggressive, unjust and harmful step that has ever been taken by the US against Venezuela".* *In a televised address, Mr Maduro named one of seven officials sanctioned by the US as his new interior minister.* *He also announced he would seek special powers from the National Assembly "to defend the integrity of the country".* *Tensions between the two countries have been rising for months.* *More News On Venezuelan President Maduro Condemning... more »

The Palestinian "Peace Talks" Are A Sham! Criminally Insane Israeli Prime Minister States The Obvious - Israel Will NEVER Cede Its Stolen Land To The Palestinians!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
It has been a while since I last put up a report here concerning the situation in Palestine and the illegal occupation of its territories by the criminal Israelis.... It is so sad to watch as more and more territory that rightfully belongs to the Palestinians is seized by the state of Israel as it continues to rush forward with more and more illegal "settlements".... I have long said that the plan has always been for Israel to have ALL of Palestine for their selfish greedy selves and leave absolutely NO territory at all for the rightful people that own that land, meaning the Palestin... more »

World News Briefs -- March 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:** Iraqi troops, militia retake strategic town north of Tikrit* *(Reuters) - Iraqi troops and militias drove Islamic State militants out of the town of al-Alam on Tuesday, fighters and a local official said, clearing the way for an offensive to retake the nearby city of Tikrit from the ultra-radical group.A Reuters photographer saw dozens of families, who had earlier fled al-Alam to escape Islamic State control, returning to the town, celebrating and slaughtering sheep for the victorious fighters.* *MIDDLE EAST* U.S., allies conduct *12 air strikes in Syria, Iraq*. Ira... more »

John Kuhn: ". . . parents opt out of having their children make bullets for privatizers."

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
John Kuhn has a solid commentary on the opt out movement, and especially on the hypocrisy of those who criticize opt-out parents, when the critics have been opting their kids out for years. Take the Obamas, for instance, whose girls go to Sidwell Friends. Or any other parent who has chosen private schools where mindless testing does not take up most of time that should be dedicated to learning. It's a good piece--read it and share it. Here are a couple of the attacks being circulated on those who opt out, with my reactions to them: From Kuhn: I’ve seen folks shame opt-outers by c... more »

Violence Continues To Decline In Iraq In 1st Week of March 2015

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Violence continued its downward trend in Iraq. From March 1-7, 2015 attacks were roughly the same as the previous week, but casualties were down overall. Pro-government forces also went on the offensive in Anbar and Salahaddin. In the former, ISF, tribes, militias and Hashd al-Shaabi/Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) first worked to clear Baghdadi of IS elements after it seized most of the city in February. They then went on to attack Garma to try to clean up sites used by IS to hit Baghdad’s suburbs with mortars and rockets. In Salahaddin, one of the largest operations to date wa... more »

7 Signs That A Stock Market Peak Is Happening Right Now

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Michael Snyder Is this the end of the last great run for the U.S. stock market? Are we witnessing classic “peaking behavior” that is similar to what occurred just before other major stock market crashes? Throughout 2014 and for the early stages of 2015, stocks have been on quite a tear. Even though the overall U.S. economy continues to be deeply troubled, we have seen the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq set record after record. But no bull market lasts forever – particularly one that has no relation to economic reality whatsoever. This false bubble of financial prosperity has ... more »

The Great Middle Class Extinction: ''95% of New Homes Built for Rich or Poor''

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Mac Slavo It was the best of times, it was the worst of times all over again. “Since 2000, 95 percent of new households in King County have been either rich or poor. A mere 5 percent could be considered middle income.” That is a statistic reportedly true of Seattle – the heart of King County in Washington state – but which may well be a window into what is happening across much of the rest of the country. The Seattle Times provided a data map illustrating the disappearance of the middle class in terms of new homes purchased: Between 2000 and 2012, King County grew by 85,000 house... more »

Exploring Our False Reality

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
By TruthstreamMedia Reality may not be what you think it is. As long as people remain asleep, those who seek power and control will continue to manipulate and engineer the masses, right down to the structure of our very reality. Visit TruthstreamMedia.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety and Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Michael Forrester* - Mindfulness is "the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment", which can be trained by a large extent in meditational practices. The post Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety and Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

Monsanto Is About To Escape All Regulation From The USDA

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - What’s an intentional mutation? Nothing more than a fancy technological phrase which describes a new way that biotech is getting around regulatory approval for genetically modified crops. The post Monsanto Is About To Escape All Regulation From The USDA appeared first on Waking Times.

Idiocracy: Food Packaging Should Have Traffic Light Labels?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Heather Callaghan The main character in the movie *Idiocracy* goes to the hospital of the future and tries to tell the clerk about his problem. She apathetically scans her finger over a bunch of picture buttons that indicate a medical problem - *she doesn't have to think*. Imagine if everything was even further reduced from *Idiocracy* into nothing but basic colors and shapes. It would almost be like shopping with Big Bird as your guide. "Should food products be labeled with traffic light symbols to make health-related information on ingredients easier to understand?" Apparently... more »

Florida Lawmakers Move to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Shane Trejo Two bills introduced in Florida would authorize marijuana to be taxed and regulated similar to alcohol, legalizing the plant, and effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. Senate Bill 1176 (S.1176) and House Bill 1297 (H.1297), introduced Sen. Dwight Bullard and Rep. Randolph Bracy, respectively, would make Florida the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes through the legislature rather than the popular vote should either pass into law. The bills would allow individuals aged 21 or older to do the following: (a) Use, possess, or... more »

Human Rights Watch FAIL: Uses Photo of American Bombing Destruction To Condemn Assad

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Source Brandon Turbeville Putting its hypocritical and biased nature on full display once again, the alleged human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, was recently caught in an attempt to fabricate “evidence” of Assad’s use of barrel bombs in civilian areas for the purposes of further demonizing the secular Syrian government. On February 25, HRW posted a photo of a devastated civilian area in Syria with the tagline “Syria dropped barrel bombs despite ban.” The “ban” HRW is referring to is the ban on bombing civilian areas that applies to both sides in Aleppo after the Unit... more »

Tom Cotton Writes A Letter To Iran

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Judging strictly by his voting record in the House and Senate, freshman Senator Tom Cotton would be dismissed as a brainless extremist bent on demagoguing himself into power. But "brainless" doesn't work smoothly in describing graduates of Harvard-- let alone magna cum laude graduates of Harvard, like Cotton. (Texas extremist Ted Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton and then, like Cotton, went on to Harvard Law, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1995.) But both just signed a letter to-- a letter that was Cotton's brainchild-- to the government of Iran that certainly smacks ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Photo*: A concept of a sixth generation fighter from Boeing.(Photo: Aaron Mehta/Staff) *Defense News*: *Planning Begins for USAF Next-Gen Air Dominance* *WASHINGTON — The US Air Force is about to start a deep-dive process that will eventually decide what technologies and capabilities it will fund to ensure air dominance in the world of 2030.* *And while that includes the potential for a sixth-generation fighter, top service officials continue to stress that the result of the process will likely be a family of systems approach.* *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 10,... more »

Forced Adult Vaccinations HHS Comment Period Extended To March 23, 2015

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Catherine J. Frompovich Health and Human Services has extended the comment period for The National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) that was published in the *Federal Register* on February 6, 2015, Volume 80, Number 25, pages 6721-6722, from March 9th to Monday, March 23rd, 2015. Comments can be sent via the U.S. Postal Service or electronically by Internet email to the following addresses: *Electronic responses* are preferred and may be addressed to: *Rebecca.Fish@hhs.gov*. *Written responses* should be addressed to: National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health an... more »

Don't “Audit the Fed”, Abolish It

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Antonius Aquinas In recent remarks to the Senate Banking Committee, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen was her typical evasive and non committal self when the topic of interest rate hikes were broached. When the subject of potential oversight of the Fed came up, however, Ms. Yellen became quite forthright in her response. When asked about a bill introduced by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to “Audit the Fed,” Ms. Yellen declared: “I want to be completely clear: I strongly oppose ‘Audit the Fed.'”* Ms. Yellen defended her position on the grounds, which have been given by every p...more »

No Shit Sherlock - BBC executive negotiating over TV debates under fire over Labour links - Telegraph

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
'Senior Conservatives are understood to be furious at the behaviour of the BBC, believing that executives at the Corporation want to undermine the Prime Minister ahead of the election.' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/bbc/11460181/BBC-executive-negotiating-over-TV-debates-under-fire-over-Labour-links.html

Why do you want to kill President Obama?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
By Adam Kokesh Why are so many Americans willing to openly say that they want to kill President Obama? Is it because he is evil? A terrorist? Maybe it's because he kills children. Must see latest video by Adam Kokesh. Visit TheFreedomLine.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Scotland Yard Chief Wants CCTV Cameras in EVERY Home

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
SM Gibson The citizens of the United Kingdom are possibly the most surveilled group of people in the history of the world. Forget the NSA’s ever-expanding reach over every form of communication imaginable. We’re talking cameras… everywhere. The City of London is equipped with thousands of them, so is Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and, well, like I said before, pretty much everywhere. In a nation of 64 million residents, there is one CCTV camera for every 11 people in the UK. The British Security Industry Authority (BSIA) estimates there are up to *5.9 million closed-circuit t... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*The Loophole That Could Liberate Maryland From Common Core Testing* As millions of students across the nation begin taking Common Core-aligned standardized tests for the first time, Maryland finds itself in a unique position to opt-out. A loophole discovered by a state lawmaker gives the governor the power to withdraw Maryland from tests created by Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), which are designed to assess how well students are learning under the Common Core standards. “It’s important for Maryland because the PARCC assessments and the c... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The Warmists are worried* *See the big attack on skeptics published in SciAm below. We skeptics have got Warmists on the defense, a pathetic "ad hominem" defense though it is. The intellectually respectable way to conduct a debate is to present factual evidence on the issue and reasoning based on that evidence. Note that today's offering on this blog contains abstracts from two academic journal articles -- presentations of new facts. That is lightyears away from what Warmists do. They attack persons and ignore the climate facts. Following the article I reproduce some email... more »

Islamic State Have Destroyed A Third Ancient City In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*RT*: *ISIS destroys third ancient city, Iraq presses for US-led coalition protection* *The Islamic state has reportedly destroyed and looted the ancient Assyrian city of Dur Sharrukin which was founded in 717 BC just as the Iraqi antiquities minister has said that US led anti-ISIS coalition airstrikes can save Iraq’s cultural heritage.* *The Islamists blew up the ruins of the city Dur Sharrukin close to Khorsabad city in northern Iraq on Sunday, Jumaa Abdullah, official in the Antiquities Authority of Nineveh province, told DPA. * *More News On The Islamic State Destroying A Thi... more »

Islamic State Leader Dodged An Airstrike In 2014 Due To Red Tape

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first appearance on video when he gave a sermon in Mosul in July. BBC *Daily Mail*: *How coalition forces had the head of ISIS in their sights but missed him because of RED TAPE: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dodged airstrike thanks to bureaucracy bungle* ** ISIS leader was attending nursery school in al-Qaim on Iraq-Syria border* ** He was meeting with senior aides and dozens of men pledging allegiance* ** Elite Iraqi intelligence unit 'Falcons cell' ordered Iraqi air force to strike * ** But defence ministry didn't act after Falcons didn't reveal target's iden... more »

Today Is The Day That 70 Years Ago 100,000 Died In A Massive US Firebomb Bttack On Tokyo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *The bombing raid that killed more than Nagasaki - and the world forgot: Then-and-now pictures reveal the night 100,000 died in massive US firebomb attack on Tokyo* ** Exactly 70 years ago, more than 100,000 people were killed in a Tokyo air strike during the Second World War * ** Came as U.S. bombers dumped cluster bombs and destroyed a fifth of the Japanese capital in just one night* ** The attack was more deadly than Nagasaki but received little attention as Tokyo rebuilt itself quickly after the war * ** New then and now pictures have been released showing how Japa... more »

Why School Should Not Be Mandatory

WTStaff at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Video - *A rap about the foolishness of mandatory school curriculums, when much of what children study in school is not useful for everyday life, while high schoolers graduate without basic living skills. The post Why School Should Not Be Mandatory appeared first on Waking Times.

All Quiet on the Blogging Front

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago
I was just over at The Galloping Beaver and there's a side-bar with the latest blogging action. It hadn't changed much from yesterday afternoon! Is Canadian leftist blogging dying? Who is still working furiously to provide written political sustenance? Besides Montreal Simon and Owen at Northern Reflections? Well, it wasn't quiet on the Western Front one hundred years ago. On March 10th, 1915, the Battle of Neuve Chapelle began. It would last three days. It was noteworthy because it showed how offensives would go for the rest of the war. A brief period of advance, which would slow... more »

DPP: 2 Steps Forward, 1.99 Back II

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*A conclave of ladybugs* One reason I do not share the optimism of my fellow pan-Greens regarding the DPP is its infinite ability to undermine itself when it gets a little lead, not just my contrarian, suicidal pessimism. Two more DPP stupidities recently. First, the party doesn't seem to be able to prevent children of prominent DPPers are running for office (FocusTw). Political dynasties are a problem in all democracies, but in Asia the situation is particularly bad. Hopefully all of these candidates will lose in the primaries.,, Prominant pan-green legacy candidates include Su Ch... more »

Skittles Basketball Cake

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 18 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SkittlesTourney #CollectiveBias When my husband and I were in college, we never missed a school basketball game. We loved our school and we spent every game on our feet the whole time cheering for our team. We always went to the games with our best friends who loved the game just as much as we did. Over the years lots of different people would come to the games with the four of us, but never more than once. It took us a long time to figure out that not everybody loves sitting n... more »

Russian Navy new Ka-52K Hokum B Naval Attack Helicopter Conducted its First Test Flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Ka-52K Hokum B]Pictures have emerged on Russian social networks showing the first test flight of the new Ka-52K Naval Attack helicopter. Based on the Ka-52 "Alligator" the K version has been specifically modified for the Russian Navy to operate the helicopters from the Mistral class LHDs. The navalised version of the Alligator features a folding rotor head and folding stub-wings. Other modifications are rumored to include the ability to launch Kh-31 (AS-17 'Krypton') and Kh-35 (AS-20 'Kayak') anti-ship missiles. Read more

Europe Economic Data , news and views ( March 10 , 2015 ) Greece moves from Monday's Eurogroup to technical talks as Greece tries to work toward deal with Troika on debt ( additional items on Greece ) ..... Euro sinks to fresh 11 year low below 1.08 to dollar... Industrial production data ( Italy , France , Finland ) .... QE watch - 7 year bund yields dips below 0 briefly ..... Denmark peg in doubt .... Italian bad loan rise , Italy sees its banks increase holdings of sovereign debt to record highs...... Additional items to ponder

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Morning Tweets.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 5m 5 minutes ago Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: From ZIRP to NIRP: Virtues of Germany vs. the Vices of Greece; What http://po.st/XHV9EW via @*po_st* *Yannis Koutsomitis* ‏@YanniKouts 1m 1 minute ago $*EURUSD* as low as 1.0739 a few mins ago. *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 4m 4 minutes ago Denmark Lifts Euro-Peg ‘Tsunami Warning’ as Speculators Defeated http://www. bloomberg.com/news/articles/ 2015-03-09/denmark-lifts-euro-peg-tsunami-warning-as-speculators-defeated … ... F5? *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 7m 7 minutes ag... more »

Chinese missile warheads found on ship en-route to Cuba

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline)]Colombian authorities found a total of 99 Chinese-built missile warheads of unspecified type on 3 March during an inspection of Chinese-flagged merchant vessel Da Dan Xiu at Cartagena. These were due to be delivered to Cuba. The warheads may have been intended for use in a Cuban programme to develop modernised self-propelled versions of the Soviet-era S-75 Dvina (SA-2 'Guideline') and S-125 Neva (SA-3 'Goa') surface-to-air missile systems. Read more

Putin signs law on ratification of $100 billion BRICS New Development Bank deal

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
[image: RT logo] March 09, 2015 [image: Reuters/Paulo Whitaker] Reuters/Paulo Whitaker Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying the deal establishing the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), according to a document published on Monday on Russia's official website for legal information. The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) was set up to challenge two major Western-led giants – the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. NDB's key role will be to serve as a pool of currency for infrastructure projects within a group of five countries with major emerging natio... more »

Absurd Thing U.S. City Is Doing To Churches Is Compared To Soviet KGB

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
[image: Mad World News] Sunday, March 8, 2015 For a country founded on religious liberty, the absurd things being done to Christian churches across the United States, leaves one to wonder what happened to the principles on which our nation is based. A recent move in Lake Worth, Florida is a perfect example of the failure to stand true to these values, and it’s caused a frighteningly accurate comparison to the Soviet KGB. Reportedly, pastors and parishioners across Lake Worth are ready to stand up and fight an unconstitutional decision by the city. In a bold move, obviously against ... more »

Prague Approves Warplanes Sale to Iraq to Fight Jihadists

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: L-39 Albatros]The Czech government on Monday approved the sale of 15 combat and training L-159 jets to help Baghdad fight the jihadist Islamic State group, the defense minister told reporters. "We are looking at a total of 15 warplanes, four of which come from the Czech air force, while 11 others come from surplus stock," Martin Stropnicky said. "The total cost is 750 million koruna (27.5 million euros; $30 million)," the minister added. Read more

Preparation on for Fresh Trial of Astra

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Astra AAM launch]After a series of developmental tests and trials, India is finally readying to induct its beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile, Astra, in the Armed forces. As part of the final round induction phase, the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have begun preparation for a fresh trial of the indigenously developed missile from a defence base off the Odisha coast. A defence official said the test is likely to be conducted in association with a team of Air Force officials on March 12 at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chan... more »

Gardasil: Don’t Let Your Child Become “One Less” by Shannon Powers

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
[image: Gardasil and my new medical conditions]Leah Gardasil: Don’t let your child become “One Less” By Shannon Powers Ohio Sane Vax, Inc. 5 March 2015 Our healthy active funny daughter became just that! I share our story hoping our experience will save another from becoming “one less” healthy child. Our fifteen year old daughter, Leah is vaccine injured. It all began March 30th 2011. Leah was 11 years old, soon to be 12. We had been referred to an Adolescent doctor so Leah could be placed on oral contraceptives to help prevent cysts from forming on her ovaries. A month prio... more »

Pakistan tests Shaheen-III missile that could carry nuclear war to every part of India

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Pakistan has test-fired a ballistic missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to every part of India, another escalation in Islamabad's effort to keep pace with its neighbouring rival's formidable military advances. Pakistani military leaders said the Shaheen-III missile has a range of up to 2700 kilometres, which could enable it to reach deep into the Middle East, including Israel. After the missile was fired into the Arabian Sea on Monday, the head of the military unit that oversees Pakistan's nuclear program congratulated scientists and engineers for "achieving yet ... more »

First Afghan female pilot aims to soar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Capt. Niloofar Rahmani was 18 years old when she heard a news announcement saying the Afghan Air Force wanted to recruit its first female pilots. Her father had dreamed of flying in the military as a young man. He became Rahmani’s strongest champion when she set out to join the all-male cadre, but he also warned his daughter that many difficulties lay ahead. “Go for it, but you must be strong,” Rahmani recalled him saying. When Rahmani earned her wings in July 2012 and qualified to fly the C-208 cargo plane, she became the first female pilot to serve in the Afghan military since th... more »

India ready to spend $25bn on Russian 5G fighter jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su T-50 PAK-FA]The stalemate over the 4th-gen Rafale fighter jets deal with France has forced the Indian military to accelerate an even larger project with Russia on the joint development and purchase of an equal quantity of 5th-gen fighters. India is now ready to invest $25 billion in the development and purchase of 127 fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft (FGFA). It will also make concessions to speed up the delivery of fighters and have the first ones available in 36 months instead of the previously envisaged 94 months, sources told The Times of India. The initial c... more »

The U.S. Force Admits That They Do Not Have A Plan For Close Air Support When The A-10 Is Gone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
The A-10 has proven itself to be the platform of choice for close air support missions, and many have criticised USAF plans to withdraw the aircraft as a cost saving measure. Source: US Air Force *Daily Caller:* *Air Force Has No Idea What Will Replace The A-10* *Head of Air Combat Command Gen. Hawk Carlisle informed reporters on Friday that, despite a week of deliberation, the Air Force is still unclear as to what next-generation aircraft would replace the A-10’s much-needed close-air support capabilities.* *The week-long summit, which brought together leaders across all branches... more »

Confirmed: China Is Building 2nd Aircraft Carrier

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Liaoning CV]The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is building its second aircraft carrier, several senior Chinese military officials have confirmed, a Hong Kong daily is reporting. On Monday, Taiwan Focus News Channel cited the Chinese-language The Hong Kong Commercial Daily in reporting that China has begun work on its second aircraft carrier, which will have a more advanced launch system the one currently used on China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. According to Taiwan Focus News Channel, the initial report cited Liu Xiaojiang, the former political commissioner of the... more »

Navy begins to shift 3 aircraft carriers' home ports with USS Theodore Roosevelt deployment

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS George Washington]The Navy is moving three of its nuclear-powered aircraft carriers into different home ports. The USS Theodore Roosevelt was scheduled to leave Norfolk, Virginia, on Monday on a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. Once its duties there are over, the Roosevelt will continue on to its new home port in San Diego. The Roosevelt is relocating as part of a plan to allow the USS George Washington that is based in Japan to come in for a mid-life overhaul in Virginia. Read more

DARPA's Anti-Ship Missile Still Less Deadly Than Chinese ‘Carrier Killer’

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)]While DARPA has developed a long-awaited anti-ship missile for the United States Navy, the new weapon will be no match for one of the threats it was designed to counter, China’s so-called “carrier killer” missile. At 15 tons and 35 feet tall, China’s DF-21D Dong Feng missile is rumored to be able to travel at speeds as fast as Mach 10 and has an effective range of up to 1,200 miles. In the event of a conflict, the weapon would pose a major threat to US aircraft carriers off the coast of Taiwan. In response to the Navy’s call for a similar... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “In The Enchanted Garden” (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “In The Enchanted Garden” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bq89eF-Pfs

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in 1054 AD, is filled with mysterious filaments. The filaments are not only tremendously complex, but appear to have less mass than expelled in the original supernova and a higher speed than expected from a free explosion. *Click image for larger size.* The above image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, is presented in three colors chosen for scientific interest. The Crab Nebula spans about 10 light-years. In the nebula's very center lies a pulsar: a neutron star as massive as the... more »

"What's The Weight Of The Human Soul?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"What's The Weight Of The Human Soul?"* by Bernard Powell "Can one measure the weight of the flame, or of the human soul? It had been used as a philosophical and Theological paradox for centuries, aimed at those who took a scientific approach to find answers to the universe’s mysteries. Tauntingly demonstrating that while some may have disputed the existence of the soul because it cannot be measured in weight or mass, yet a flame is observable and few would repute the reality of its existence in spite of the inability to weigh it. In the early twentieth century, one Dr. Duncan Mac... more »

"Giant Crystal Caves Yield New 'Ice Palace,' More"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Giant Crystal Caves Yield New 'Ice Palace,' More'"* by Ker Than "It looks like Superman's Fortress of Solitude and is nearly as hard to get into, but that hasn't stopped explorers from uncovering new secrets in and around Mexico's deep, deadly hot Cave of Crystals. Outfitted with ice-cooled suits, teams have found biological mysteries, parallels with other planets, and the "Ice Palace," an unexplored cavern lined with rare crystal formations—and just in time too. Parts of the complex may soon be returned to their natural, submerged states. A thousand feet (304 meter) underground... more »

Chet Raymo, "Fire and Ice"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Fire and Ice" by Chet Raymo "This photograph of the mischievous Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland, by Marco Fulle of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, cries out for commentary, but words can add nothing to its beauty. Let it stand, then, as an icon for the powers of nature - fire, ice, matter and energy - over which we have so little control. Iceland is part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a vast mountain range (mostly submarine) that stretches for thousands of miles down the center of the ocean. Here the crust of the Earth is being lifted and stretched asunder by forces from ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Kyjov, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic. Thanks for stopping by.

General Dynamics’ Destroyers for U.S. Navy More Than a Year Late

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)]Delivery of General Dynamics Corp.’s first two electric-powered Zumwalt-class destroyers for the U.S. Navy is running more than a year late, in part for lack of enough electricians, according to the service. Work at the contractor’s Bath Iron Works unit in Maine has fallen behind “due to the complexity of the first-ever all-electric ship and the particular demand it has created for skilled electricians shipyard-wide,” Commander Thurraya Kent, a Navy spokeswoman, said in an e-mailed statement. The Navy and Bath Iron Works now estimate that delivery of t... more »

Iran launches home-made destroyer in Caspian Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
In a ceremony on Monday Iran’s domestically manufactured Damavand destroyer officially joined the Navy’s North Fleet in the Caspian Sea. High-ranking officials, including Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Shamkhani, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan, and Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari attended the ceremony. Damavand is a Jamaran-class destroyer which is more sophisticated than Jamaran. It is longer and lighter than the 1,420-ton Jamaran destroyer and is capable of tracking and targeting aerial, surface and sub-surface targets simultaneously. Read more

Cheap Oil Threatens to Shrink Record Russian Arms Sales

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Su-35 Flanker-E]Russian arms export deliveries reached a record $10 billion last year, but declining oil prices and Western sanctions threaten to derail the country's ongoing expansion in the arms market, according to a report on the international defense industry released Sunday. Russia, the world's second-largest defense exporter after the United States, saw a 9 percent rise in exports last year compared to 2013, according to data collected by industry analysts IHS. Russia's official numbers for its exports last year are slightly higher, coming in at $13 billion, continuin... more »

Liaoning carrier would be a liability in a war with US: Kanwa

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: J-15 Flying Shark]The stark gap in numbers, technical capabilities and experience mean that China's aircraft carrier will be a "burden" as opposed to a "weapon" in a hypothetical head-to-head naval battle with the United States, says the Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine based in Canada. The magazine's March issue said it will not matter that China will have three aircraft carriers within the next 10 years after adding two more carriers to its one and only carrier so far, the Liaoning. By then, the US will still maintain a significant advantage with ... more »

Guppy-class subs under major renovation: Kao

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Guppy class SSK]The nation’s two World War II-era submarines are undergoing major renovations to upgrade their capabilities, but the Navy and the contractor might dismantle one to gain sub-building experience and study the manufacturing techniques, Minister of National Defense Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) said yesterday. Kao made the remarks in response to questions from legislators yesterday regarding upgrades on the 70-year-old subs. The upgrades are being undertaken at the Navy’s shipyard and by the China Shipbuilding Corp (CSBC) in Kaohsiung Harbor. Read more

Modi’s Indian Ocean tour aimed at muscling out China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Liaoning task group]Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set to begin a tour of three Indian Ocean countries Tuesday as he seeks to prevent China from establishing a military foothold in a region his nation has dominated for decades. Modi was scheduled to visit Seychelles and Mauritius before ending the trip in Sri Lanka, the first visit by an Indian prime minister in 28 years, and where a January election produced a new government vowing to reduce dependence on China. During the stops, he’ll look to expand military as well as economic ties — something that India had avo... more »

Apple - Apple Watch - looks kinda gorgeous

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
here's the new advert for Apple's forthcoming WATCH. "What, just a watch?" you say? Watch, learn all there is to learn about design and personally targeted me-me-me Consumerism, gadget slaves.

A Stunning U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Video

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*The Aviationist*: *Another stunning U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet video* *Here’s another really cool video filmed from aboard F/A-18E Super Hornets with the U.S. Navy’s Strike-Fighter Squadron 27 (VFA-27) “Royal Maces”.* *Based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, in Japan, VFA-27 is part of Carrier Air Wing 5 and is attached to the USS George Washington (CVN-73).* *The video is just a teaser to this year’s full-length cruise video dubbed “That’s a Shack!” but it contains much interesting stuff, including the AGM-154 JSOW delivery as seen from the ATFLIR pod, low level flying in the ca... more »

"The Pear Tree"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"The Pear Tree"* - Author Unknown "There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer and the youngest son in the fall. When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen. The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no, it was covered with green buds and full of promise. The th... more »

"Why You Can't Do 3 Things At Once"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Why You Can't Do 3 Things At Once" by Rachael Rettner "For those who find it tough to juggle more than a couple things at once, don't despair. The brain is set up to manage two tasks, but not more, a new study suggests. That's because, when faced with two tasks, a part of the brain known as the medial prefrontal cortex divides so that half of the region focuses on one task and the other half on the other task. This division of labor allows a person to keep track of two tasks pretty readily, but if you throw in a third, things get a bit muddled. "What really the results show is tha... more »

"It's In Our Hands..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpture existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands." - Cathy Better

"Honoria"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Honoria" by Taylor Caldwell “This is a true story about a nation which was once great. At the outset, we will call that nation "Honoria;" but you will readily guess her true name, as the story unfolds. Honoria had always been distinguished by a strong, sturdy, industrious middle class, composed of farmers, artisans, shopkeepers- virtuous and sane and devout. But the middle class presented a threat to an all-powerful government, determined to protect the rich and the strong- and the worthless, the mean, the haters-of-work, the whining cowards who wanted everything for nothing. So t... more »

Dwarf galaxy 3.7-sigma evidence for dark matter claimed

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
A new astro-ph paper cross-linked to hep-ph, Evidence for Gamma-ray Emission from the Newly Discovered Dwarf Galaxy Reticulum 2 by Geringer-Sameth and 6 co-authors (Carnegie-Mellon/Brown/Cambridge), boasts that they have looked into the Fermi-LAT telescope data more carefully than the Fermi folks and found something that looks like a 3.7-sigma (or, with model-independent background estimates, 2.3-sigma) deviation from the expected gamma-ray backgrounds at frequencies \(2\)-\(10\GeV\). *The approximate shape of Reticulum 2, a dwarf galaxy, and the light it emits.* If that dev... more »

The First Two Zumwalt-Class Destroyers For The U.S. Navy Will be Delivered One Year Later

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. (image courtesy General Dynamics/US Navy) *Bloomberg:* *General Dynamics’ Destroyers for U.S. Navy More Than a Year Late* *Delivery of General Dynamics Corp.’s first two electric-powered Zumwalt-class destroyers for the U.S. Navy is running more than a year late, in part for lack of enough electricians, according to the service.* *Work at the contractor’s Bath Iron Works unit in Maine has fallen behind “due to the complexity of the first-ever a... more »

Relax, Folks. It Really Is Honey After All

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The recent press at least rattled the industry and made everyone pay attention to what honey is supposed to be. The good news is that the real risk is low although i also think that the purification is an invitation to blend with cheaper substitutes. The bad news is that the high volume sellers are really wide open to this. The simple solution of course is switch to buckets of local creamed honey and if you must, use a hot water bath to convert some into liquid honey. That way everyone wins. In the meantime we have to suffer cheap honey from China which is naturally the... more »

City Found 360 Feet Below Missouri City, Giant Human Skeleton Found

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
All evidence related to these stories were apparently disappeared by the Smithsonian during the early part of the twentieth century although i find all that hard to believe. We have still unearthed a number of such and much more has been found by others. Trick photography aside, there is plenty of support for a tribe of large humans associated with the Atlantean culture. actual measurement range appears to run from our own six foot through twelve feet which is quite plausible. The extensive population that has been identified so far suggests that we are not actually dealing w... more »

Blue Level of Intelligence – Concepts, Ideas, Memory

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: http://www.zeehd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/beautiful-blue-rose-pictures-2.jpg] This is a useful effort to perceive our conceptualization mind. Read it and contemplate. This ability is profoundly useful and is the seat of real intelligence. However it must be joined at the hip with learned skills in rational analysis which all start with one add8itional assumption. it is all wrong, now prove otherwise. Moving past conceptional traps proves difficult and tricky not least because so few develop the analytic skill-set. It would be useful for schools to have their ... more »

Indigo Intuitive Level of Intelligence

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Let us talk about intuition. Our supra mind produces a response to our query. Let us call that intuition. That response then hits our biological processor in order to be converted into language and natural logic in order to be then spoken and shared. Our danger lies in that our processor can lead us into error interpreting this intuition. Add in a separate road to manage memory and i am beginning to understand how we so often get things wrong. Yet it all begins with a query. Thus the most important application of cognition is to rigorously define the query. This gives u... more »

How Did The U.S. Navy Shrink By Nine Ships Over The Weekend?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
IN PHOTO: U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during their military manoeuvre exercise known as Keen Sword 15 in the sea south of Japan, in this November 19, 2014 handout provided by the U.S. Navy. Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the U.S. this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea manoeuvres that the U.S. military described as the most complex ever overseen by the Japanese navy. The Keen Sword exercises involving more than 30,000 Japanese troops and 11,000 U.S. personnel come as Japanese Prime Minister Shin... more »

Saudi Arabia Is Expecting An Iranian Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*US News and World Report/Al-Monitor:** Saudi Arabia Prepares for Iranian Nuclear Deal* *Saudi Arabia has been pulling out the diplomatic stops in anticipation of what it sees as an unfavorable nuclear deal between the West and Iran.Saudi Arabia is quietly preparing for an international nuclear agreement with Iran that it fears will rehabilitate its Shiite Persian rival. King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud's approach eschews the public spectacle of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress (indeed, the Saudis don't want any association with Israel) and inst... more »

Inequality 23: On Poverty, Agriculture and Motorcycles

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Last month, I attended the UPSE-Ayala Corporation Lecture on the Philippine Economic Performance, with NEDA Director General and my former PDE teacher, Dr. Arsenio Balisacan as main speaker. The event was held at Intercon Hotel in Makati, it was an SRO crowd. The panel of reactors were also high profile, like former NEDA chief Dr. Ciel Habito, former DOF UnderSecretary Romy Bernardo, WB-Philippines chief economist Dr. Karl Chua. Romy wrote his piece about that forum in BWorld, *There’sroom to grow some more, if..., *March 08, 2015. He also showed these three charts with these note... more »

Poll: U.S. Public Skeptical That A Nuclear Deal With Iran Will Stop Them From Developing A Nuclear Bomb

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NBC*:* Poll: 71% Say Iran Deal Won't Make a Real Difference in Preventing Bomb* *Most Americans believe that a nuclear deal with Iran would not make a real difference in preventing that country's production of a nuclear weapon, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.* *Seventy-one percent of Americans say that the nuclear negotiations, which are backed by the Obama administration and strongly opposed by most Republicans, will not make a real difference in affecting Iran's potential production of a nuclear weapon. About a quarter of respondents - 24 percent - disagree. *... more »

President Obama Accuses U.S. Senate Republicans Of Interfering In His Negotiations With Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC*: *Obama mocks Republican letter to Iran over nuclear talks* *US President Barack Obama has criticised a letter from Republican senators to Iran, accusing them of "interfering" in ongoing nuclear talks.* *He said the 47 senators made an "unusual coalition" with Iran's hard-line religious leaders.* *The letter reminds Iran that any deal is just an executive agreement unless it gets congressional approval.* *Talks on Iran's nuclear programme are at a critical stage, with an outline agreement due on 31 March.* *WNU Editor:* The U.S. media is on board with the White House in cr... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
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Iraqi Soldiers Are Not Showing Up To Be Trained By U.S. Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (left) confers with his French counterpart, Gen. Pierre de Villiers, aboard the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Press TV *CBS News*:* U.S. advisers "waiting" for Iraqi troops to show up* *BAGHDAD -- As the battle for the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit enters its second week, U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said putting more American boots on the ground wasn't the answer.* *CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports there are already mor... more »

Culture Watch: Land sakes alive, how I remember that $24.95 diner cheeseburger that I never had!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Illustration by Gary Taxali *by Ken* For the benefit of those to whom it has never occurred that someday they may look back nostalgically on that cheeseburger at a diner on 57th Street that cost $24.95 as, you know, *a cheeseburger at a diner on 57th Street that cost $24.95*, I present the first paragraph of Ian Frazier's "Shouts and Murmurs" piece, "Of Younger Days," in the March 16 *New Yorker*: When I was sixty-three, a cheeseburger at a diner on Fifty-seventh Street cost $24.95, you could ride the Staten Island Ferry for free, and a kid could get a pretty decent college educa... more »

Poking Russia with a Dangerous Stick

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The US is sending 3,000 troops and over 100 armored vehicles to the Baltics for three months of NATO exercises. Former US diplomat James Jatras believes the move will further fuel tensions between Russia and the West.

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Democrats Are Opposing President Obama's Request To Authorize Military Force Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 27 minutes ago
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 20, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing *Reuters*: *Obama war request in trouble in Congress, mostly from Democrats* *(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's request to authorize military force against Islamic State has made little progress since he sent it to Congress, and it may never pass, due largely to opposition from his fellow Democrats.* *Obama asked Congress for an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against I... more »

Falling Oil Prices Are Harming Iraq's Ability To Wage War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
With global oil prices halving in recent months, Iraq’s finances are eroding rapidly. Above, a worker walks at an Iraq oil field last year. Photo: Reuters *Wall Street Journal:* *How Falling Oil Prices Are Hindering Iraq’s Ability to Fight Islamic State* *Fiscal woes couldn’t come at a worse time, as country tries to fend off extremists* *BAGHDAD—Clobbered by falling oil prices, Iraq is headed over a fiscal cliff, unable to make critical investments needed to keep its oil flowing and still pay the skyrocketing costs of fighting Islamic State extremists, according to government o... more »

Some Similarities Between Israel And Pakistan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
- Both homelands were created in the aftermath of World War II in response to collective anxieties and trauma, partly real and partly manufactured. - Both relied on British colonialists to get the land that they sought, creating refugee and political crises in the process that have not been resolved to this day. - Both appealed to the United States in the Cold War for aid, arguing that they are strong bulwarks against communism in sensitive regions in the world, the Middle East and Central Asia, and were given weapons, money, and training in return. - Both illegally obtained nuc... more »

George Lincoln Rockwell - American National Socialism

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 2 hours ago
*This Time The World* by Commander George Lincoln Rockwell *_______________________________________* If you enjoyed this post and appreciate the work I'm doing here on this website, please consider supporting my Indiegogo Fundraiser entitled *Support John Friend's Free Speech!*, which *I announced* last week. Many thanks to everyone who has and continues to support my efforts here. It is very much appreciated!

The Iraqi Government Is Not In Charge Of The Military Offensive Against Tikrit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Senior U.S. military officials want Baghdad to name an Iraqi commander for the offensive to avoid dealing with Iranian advisers. Ahmed Al-Hussaini/ REUTERS *James Broder, Newsweek:* *Who's in Charge of the Fight Against ISIS in Tikrit?* *For the first time since Iraqi forces launched an operation to recapture the city of Tikrit, Baghdad has asked the United States for intelligence to help beat back the Islamic State (ISIS) in a counteroffensive that’s stalled on the outskirts of the city, a senior U.S. military official in Iraq told Newsweek.Yet in a sign of Washington’s unea... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Tikrit Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Iraqi Forces Seize Large Parts of Tikrit From Islamic State Militants* B*AGHDAD — Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militias seized large parts of Tikrit on Tuesday, amid reports that most of the Islamic State militants battling to hold the city had begun retreating, security officials said.* *The progress came after a week of heavy fighting to retake Tikrit, a city in the so-called Sunni Triangle that holds both strategic and emotional importance in the effort to roll back the Islamic State’s lightning advance toward Baghdad in June.* *WNU Editor:* The ... more »

The Greek Government Is Now Going After The Country's Pension Funds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Financial Times*: *Greek government presses social security funds to hand over cash* *Greece’s cash-strapped Syriza government is pressing the country’s social security funds to hand over hundreds of millions of euros immediately to ensure that pensions and civil servants’ salaries are paid this month.* *The unprecedented transfer of bank deposits, which is opposed by pension and welfare funds, follows an unexpectedly sharp fall in tax revenues in January that has left the finance ministry scrambling to raise funds to make a €1.2bn loan repayment to the International Monetary Fun... more »

The Hillary Email Scandal (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *I’ve deleted all my personal emails and the server will remain private: Hillary Clinton reveals HALF her inbox - 31,830 messages - has not been handed over and says she used one account for convenience* ** Asked why she had deleted what she admitted was ‘half of her inbox’ she replied: ‘I fully complied with every government rule’* ** She added: ‘They were personal and private, about matters....I did not see a reason to keep them'* ** They included messages about ‘planning Chelsea’s wedding, my mother’s funeral’, ‘yoga routines’ and ‘family vacations’* ** Clinton atte... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Simon Shuster, Time*: *Why Russia’s Probe Into the Nemtsov Murder Does Not Stack Up* *Official suggestion that Boris Nemtsov was killed by Islamists seems the least plausible explanation* *Who knew Russia had such crack detectives — not just fast in their investigation of the murder of Boris Nemtsov but practically clairvoyant. Within a day of the dissident’s killing on Feb. 27, they offered a bundle of possible motives, predictably ranging from a business dispute to a love affair gone wrong, but with two big surprises. For one, they ignored the possibility that Nemtsov’s confli... more »

Bitburg

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*Really? Who paid for your flights..?* “They suffer a great guilt complex over the Nazi period... I’m suggesting including them this time & making the occasion one of celebrating when the hatred stopped & peace & friendship began which has continued for 40 yrs.” *Ronald Reagan Personal Diary,* *November 1984* “There is no way I’ll back down & run for cover... Would Helmut be wrong if he visited Arlington Cemetery on one of his U.S. visits?” *Ronald Reagan Personal Diary,* *April 1985* “They [the press] are really sucking blood & finding every person of Jewish faith they can who w... more »

Spheres of Influence Terrorism

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*Newspaper cartoon from 1912 about the Monroe Doctrine* Monroe Doctrine (1823) President James Monroe’s 1823 annual message to Congress contained the Monroe Doctrine, which warned European powers not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere. Understandably, the United States has always taken a particular interest in its closest neighbors – the nations of the Western Hemisphere. Equally understandably, expressions of this concern have not always been favorably regarded by other American nations. The Monroe Doctrine is the best known U.S. policy toward the Western H... more »

And Yet it Moves

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*"Eppur si muove..."* *"And yet it moves...* *The event was first reported in English print in 1757 by Giuseppe Baretti in his book the The Italian Library :* *The moment he was set at liberty, he looked up to the sky and down to the ground, and, stamping with his foot, in a contemplative mood, said, Eppur si muove, that is, still it moves, meaning the earth.* "Until about 1600, the posture of the Venetian Party toward science was one of more or less open hostility, *favoring black magic.* But in the early 1600s, the group around Sarpi succeeded in changing their public profile ... more »

Deconstructionism and the Memes of Public Myth

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
The Deconstructionist Agenda from Spike EP on Vimeo. "Derrida is the sort of philosopher who gives bullshit a bad name." - Foucault No mo' po-mo. Cold Fusion and The Deconstructionist Attack on Science and Language from Spike EP on Vimeo. Here's the big news in conservation, energy and sustainable development : Cold Fusion works. And the Americans are REFUSING to develop it, because it will destroy the oil, coal and nuclear industry. If the so-called Green Party actually care about these things (and its not just posturing), why aren't they demanding an immediate crash program t... more »

Lyle Stuart

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
Lyle Stuart's Open letter to NY Times Jan 3 1988 re Scientology CultMoney is sucked from the victim, To reach the goal of $80,000 a customer, Scientology extracts it in chunks of $20,000 and $30,000 a year. In return, you're told you'll live forever! They even have you sign a billion year Agreement! Scientologists seek young people in the 19 to 25 age range. "Sometimes," says the former director of a Scientology Mission, "we used pretty young girls to attract young men. People are surprised to learn that our goal was to get at least $80,000 for each piece of raw meat we recruit... more »

C. Christine Fair On How Israel And Pakistan Are States That Share A Similar DNA

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Wikipedia: * C. Christine Fair is an assistant professor in the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. *An excerpt from, "The Pakistani origins of the Israeli state" by Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post, December 3, 2014:* "Pakistan is like Israel, an ideological state," said then Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq in 1981. "Take out the Judaism from Israel and it will fall like a house of cards. Take Islam out of Pakistan and make it a secular state; it would collapse." It's a strange thing to thi... more »

Steven Blaney calls a cat a cat

Alison at Creekside - 4 hours ago
"The Holocaust," intoned Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney today, "did not begin in the gas chamber; it began with words." He's right, of course. It began with a government capitalizing on a disaster event to demonize a segment of the population and suppress civil rights - including freedom of expression, assembly, and the expectation of privacy in personal communications - while hurriedly implementing a legal basis for the secret imprisonment of anyone considered not friendly to the government's agenda of security over democracy. So it began with a law something like Bill C-51... more »

5 Things Happy People do Before Getting Out of Bed Each Morning

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Paul Lenda* - These five things can be looked at as life hacks because they’re so simple and easy to add to our daily routine yet so effective that it begs the question why we weren’t doing them before. The post 5 Things Happy People do Before Getting Out of Bed Each Morning appeared first on Waking Times.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Only 11 million light-years away, Centaurus A is the closest active galaxy to planet Earth. Spanning over 60,000 light-years, the peculiar elliptical galaxy, also known as NGC 5128, is featured in this sharp color image. Centaurus A is apparently the result of a collision of two otherwise normal galaxies resulting in a fantastic jumble of star clusters and imposing dark dust lanes. *Click image for larger sizes.* Near the galaxy's center, left over cosmic debris is steadily being consumed by a central black hole with a billion times the mass of the Sun. As in other active galaxies... more »

"Compassion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.” - Frederick Buechner

“The Power Of Love: Christian the Lion”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The Power Of Love: Christian the Lion” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md2CW4qp9e8&t=14

Chet Raymo, “A Credo”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“A Credo”* by Chet Raymo “John Burroughs - John-o'-the-Birds - America's most beloved nature writer, was just my age when in 1910 he wrote in his journal: "Joy in the universe, and a keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion. As I grow old, my joy and my interest increase. Less and less does the world of men interest me, more and more do my thoughts turn to things universal and everlasting." Things universal and everlasting. Burroughs did not look to find those things beyond the grave. They were here, now, just outside the window of his study at Riverby - the seasons ... more »

"Strength..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Kahlil Gibran

Musical Interlude: Fairport Convention, “Tam Lin”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Fairport Convention, “Tam Lin” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FuaSdOdpzw

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Poet: James Kavanaugh, "Searchers"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Some people do not have to search - they find their niche early in life and rest there, seemingly contented and resigned. They do not seem to ask much of life, sometimes they do not seem to take it seriously. At times I envy them, but usually I do not understand them - seldom do they understand me. I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach - we are drawn by... more »

"When?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?" - Chuck Palahniuk

"The Best Thing For Being Sad..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” - William Blake "The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then- ... more »

Naked? Acting Weird? On Site Execution from Cops

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Amanda Warren A brilliant eugenics plan is underway - paid thugs simply blast away people to see what it's like. Not just anyone though - people who are unarmed and distressed. All law enforcement needs is those who are more deranged than the victims they encounter. Those lacking a conscience and will say they are "scared" and fear for their lives when really there is nothing for them to fear when they can indiscriminately shoot-to-kill, hide behind badges and receive unmerited advancement. The media is only too happy to report it to you in order to train you into submission. Th... more »

European Commission Chief Wants to Create New EU Army

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
Joshua Krause The European Union is unique among the nations of history. Most governing bodies are built around a culture and language that is shared amongst the people they rule, which is then followed by a shared system of laws, courts, defense forces, currency etc. Or, in the case of an empire, the system hinges upon military dominance, which then enforces those conditions on every culture it can gobble up. But the European Union is the only nation (to my knowledge) that attempted to use monetary and economic policy (the Euro) to unite a diverse set of culture, before turning ... more »

Who is the Aggressor?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
These are all NATO members. Who really controls NATO? Who is calling the shots? See this related article that reveals via WikiLeaks how the US was long planning the take down of Putin.... here

I Got Love for the Underdog

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
At “I Love Malcolm: A Legacy of Love and Liberation,” organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office on February 14, 2015, Rapper *Boots Riley* (The Coup) performs “Underdogs.”

World News Briefs -- March 10, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A woman reacts as she looks at a gruesome collection of images of dead bodies taken by a photographer, who has been identified by the code name ''Caesar,'' at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, March 10, 2015. The pictures were smuggled out of Syria between 2011 and mid-2013. Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson *Reuters*:* Graphic torture photos from Syria on display at United Nations* *(Reuters) - Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States are holding an exhibit at the United Nations of graphic photos taken in Syria by a former military police photogr... more »

Lessons about landscape: doing subdivision Wright

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Site plan of ‘Usonia,’ Pleasantville, New York, 1947* “The home is a shelter, not a fortress.” That was the ethos behind the post-war Usonian community built amidst a heavily wooded site in Pleasantville, upstate New York, guided by the masterplan of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Shelters don’t need fences, only screens. Each home in this 50-strong subdivision had its own circular lot, shown above, the site’s natural ‘screens’ being the existing trees and landscape existing in the interstices in between the circular lots, which were shared and covenanted to the community. This... more »

All are now enveloped and overlighted in every moment by the Tsunami of Love.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
https://johnsmallman2.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/all-are-now-enveloped-and-overlighted-in-every-moment-by-the-tsunami-of-love/ *All are now enveloped and overlighted in every moment by the Tsunami of Love. *as channeled by John Smallman March 10, 2015 Separation by Edward Munch *No one is unworthy of God’s Love, and therefore no one is unworthy of yours! The only reason that you would withhold love from anyone is because you believe yourself to be unlovable, and to withhold love from someone is to withhold it from yourself. However, to acknowledge and be aware of that extremely p... more »

Two recent interviews re "Our Sacred Maiz is Our Mother."

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 7 hours ago
This week: KPFA Radio: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/111916 Xica Nation http://xicanation.com/tlahtolli-interview-with-roberto-dr-cintli-rodriguez/

Does Sen. Menendez bust involve drugs & child sex slaves?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 7 hours ago
"How can you tell which members of Congress are "owned" by these organized crime elements? Simple: They are the ones who showed up for Netanyahu's speech. The louder they cheered, the more Israeli-supplied cocaine-fueled junkets and child sex slaves they have presumably enjoyed." Full article: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/03/09/400948/US-Congress-on-sale *

Imaging of the Brain on LSD in Search of Cure for Behavioral Disorders

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video - *In this video, scientists explain the possibilities of how LSD’s effect on the brain can be used to help people with obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, and similar conditions. The post Imaging of the Brain on LSD in Search of Cure for Behavioral Disorders appeared first on Waking Times.

Expect Plenty Of Politics In Maryland This Cycle

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin Everyone is looking at the scramble among Maryland Democrats to replace Barbara Mikulski in the U.S. Senate. But do you recall what happened when a bunch of House incumbents in Georgia found out that Saxby Chambliss had decided to retire from the Senate? 7 Republican congressmen started rumbling over the seat. In the end Tom Price, Rob Woodall, Lynn Westmoreland and Austin Scott decided-- wisely-- to back away. But Paul Bround, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston gave up their totally safe House seats to go for the Senate. In the primary Kingston came i...more »

More Details Emerge On Russian President Putin's Decision To Annex Crimea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*RT:* *‘We did what we had to do’: Putin opens up on Crimea reunification plan* *The decision to give Crimea an opportunity to choose if it wants to be a part of Russia again was made after an unofficial survey showed the majority of Crimeans would back reunification, Vladimir Putin revealed in an interview to a Russian TV channel.* *The interview is part of a documentary, “Crimea. The Road Back Home,” scheduled to be aired by the Rossiya One TV channel. In the film, the Russian president has given new insights into the events leading up to last year's referendum in Crimea. * *M... more »

The Meaning of Jeremy Clarkson

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC for an alleged "fracas" with a producer for *Top Gear*. Innocent until proven otherwise and all that, but it does come after years of nudge, nudge, wink, wink racism and associated vicious stupidity. Needless to say, I don't particularly like him and avoid his shows like the plague. Yet *Top Gear* and his contrived alpha male personage *is* popular and millions tune in every week for fast cars and funny haha cheeky banter. Far be it for me to stop them. Yet in the celebrity firmament Clarkson occupies something of a unique position. The... more »

Benjamin Fulford: Historical black swan event imminent

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*The views below are those of Benjamin Fulford. -AK* *Benjamin Fulford: Historical black swan event imminent * By Benjamin Fulford March 9, 2015 There are now many undeniable signs that a historical black swan event is imminent. The exact nature of this event is uncertain but it involves the end of a system of governance dating back thousands of years and the emergence of a new paradigm for humanity. Since the global occult leadership links their machinations to celestial events, there is a possibility this event will be connected to the March 19th super moon and the March ... more »

Ukraine: Pro-Russian Rebels Preparing A New Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Pro-Russian rebels observe the area at a front line outside the village of Molochnoye, north-east from Donetsk, March 8, 2015. Marko Djurica/REUTERS *Newsweek:* *Pro-Russian Rebels Preparing Advance ‘On All Fronts’, Warn Ukraine Fighters* *Pro-Russian rebels are preparing an advance “on all fronts” in Ukraine’s eastern territories by the end of this week, according to purported conversations between rebels, which were reportedly intercepted by Kiev-loyal forces.* *A statement on Facebook by the pro-Ukrainian Azov volunteer battalion, said that rebels are planning a possible atta... more »

Hillary: No, you can't look at my server...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*of course not.* Seems to me that if she used her personal server and private email account to conduct official State Department business, then she has forfeited her right to privacy when it come to her server. Don't you agree? Of course, she is "completely complying with State Department requests." Hillary, no one is buying what you're selling. I think *Proof is right* - stick a fork in her. *More:* *Gowdy: We Will Call Hillary For Questioning, Turn The Server Over To Neutral Third Party To Review*

nature is speaking

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
nature is speaking dot org

"Auntie's like the Queen"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The 2015 Royal Television Society Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture, broadcast by the BBC this week, was presented by Conservative peer, Lord Dobbs of Wylye - better known as Michael Dobbs of 'House of Cards' fame. (To paraphrase Francis Urquhart: You might think he mentioned 'House of Cards' far too many times. I couldn't possibly comment.) I would say that his pro-public service broadcasting claims were very big ones and that, at heart, he's *strongly* pro-BBC. (If Rona gets the chop, maybe he'll be invited to take over on the strength of this). The examples of bias he gave were so ... more »

Feeding The Vultures, While Starving Agriculture: Capitalism's Great Indian Con-Trick

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 8 hours ago
The story goes like this: India is an economic miracle, a powerhouse of growth. It is a nation that increasingly embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship. And the proof? Until recently, India had year on year 9% GDP growth (or thereabouts). Such logic, statements and figures are the stuff of headlines that pay homage to the supposed wonders of neoliberalism which the corporate media trots out time and again in the belief that if something is repeated often enough then it must be true. Visit Delhi or Mumbai and you can witness the trappings of this ‘success’. Newly built towns on th... more »

How Many Russians Are Fighting In Ukraine And How Many Have Been Killed?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Pro-Russian separatists from the Chechen "Death" battalion stand in a line during a training exercise in the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, December 8, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov *Mark Urban, BBC*: *How many Russians are fighting in Ukraine?* *Western arguments about how to counter President Vladimir Putin's support for east Ukraine separatists are leading to clashes over the question of how deeply involved Russia's military is in the conflict.* *The latest salvo between Nato allies came in a German government briefing to... more »

Victorian F the EU Nuland- Her lips are moving so she must be lying

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Ahram* Neo Con *Perhaps she is considering a career in stand up comedy?* *She certainly made me laugh! Absurdity will do that! * *"Even as Ukraine is building a peaceful, democratic, independent nation across 93 percent of its territory, Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine are suffering a reign of terror," Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.* Ukraine, a peaceful democratic and independent nation? Cracked me right up! *"Today Crimea remains under illegal occupation and human rights abuses are the norm, not the exception, for m... more »

The Firm

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*"[Sinatra is a] pretty strange person... He could be terribly nice one minute and, well, not so nice the next..."* *Prince Charles,* *[Who talks to plants and insists that he hears them answering him]* *On the occasion of their third meeting,* *1970* *Left to right, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner (1922–1990), Mrs C.J. Latta, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and American opera singer Dorothy Kirsten enjoying an after dinner joke at a Variety Club of Great Britain benefit for the National Playing Fields Association, at the Empress Club, London, 29th December 1951. * *Mrs Latta is the w... more »

Are You iWatching?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 8 hours ago
I have just bought a 1936 Imperial Companion 1 portable typewriter and it now sits proudly on my desk alongside today’s technology. Is it practical? Well not with my poor spelling and tendency to rework things. Does it work? Yes and has a black and red ribbon which will one day need replacing. Did I buy it to work? Well not really, I thought it of it as more of a fusion of art and technology and a statement. The typewriter played a major role in influencing where we are today. With my wife being granted a Royal Warrant for her bookselling, I also love the Royal Warrant stamp on th... more »

March 10:Indulge me....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
Montreal is naming a city library after Mordecai Richler. It's on Avenue du Parc, and close to the heart of the old, Jewish district of Montreal were Mordecai grew up. Though possessed with a power of expression that could be acidic, he was really a pleasant and gentle person. As for the Jewish population, it was alternately proud of his brilliant writing, and angry at his probing of Jewish behaviour. Check him out at the library. Start with "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz". or maybe you read "Jacob Two-Two and the Hooded Fang" or saw the film of the same name. I taught Jacob... more »

The Growing Humanitarian Crisis In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Voice of America*: In eastern Ukraine, the elderly are left especially vulnerable by the conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. The UN estimates that more than half of those displaced by the fighting are seniors, who often suffer from ill health, anxiety and a lack of basic services. Patrick Wells reports from Debaltseve, Ukraine. *IBTimes:* *Ukraine Crisis Update: UN Refugee Agency Concerned For Civilians Amid Lack Of Supplies, Continued Shelling* *The United Nations Refugee Agency expressed concern Tuesday over the "worsening humanitarian situation" ... more »

Greetings From the Weeds

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
Hi, guys: I'm writing you from the weeds of the internet since I haven't had time to post in about two weeks. And if you're still monitoring my progress and/or care to know why, here are some reasons: I've just finished the final edit for *Tatterdemalion*, my historical thriller. Over the last week and a half, I've been researching appropriate literary agencies to whom to send this book in the hope that maybe, just *maybe*, more than half the time I'll get an apathetic form rejection letter sent to me from some barely-literate 22 year-old flunky right out of Smith or Oberl... more »

AISHA NORTH: A short update on the energies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
https://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/a-short-update-on-the-energies-86/ *A short update on the energies * March 10, 2015 in Channelings As many of you have already noticed, some very new energetic landscapes are opening up now, and we do think you will all find that they are best surveyed in silent contemplation. In other words, so much is going on energetically now, it would behoove you all to take time to just BE with all of this new, without too much external interference. For what is actually going on within you can be very much likened to as if all of the tectonic pl... more »

Zapatistas 'Capitalism Destroys, the People Build'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Capitalism Destroys, the People Build Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés Capitalism Destroys, the People Build French, Italian and Espanol Also see: 'Gracias III' in Espanol and Italiano Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés The words of the EZLN’s General Command in the voice of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés in the Zapatista community La Realidad at the presentation of the Zapatista

Supplemental: What we saw at the spelling bee!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015A fabulous low-income school:* On Friday morning, January 23, we got in our car at 6 AM and headed south toward Durham. You can click here to confirm. We arrived before noon. From there, it was off to the neighborhood school for the school-wide spelling bee, which started at 1:30. This clash of the titans was being held in a neighborhood *public* school. As best we can tell, it’s also a low-income school. As best we can tell, the state of North Carolina no longer makes school-by-school income data available. Three years ago, when we first visited this sch... more »

"Imperial Crime and Complicity In Ancient Rome and Modern America"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Imperial Crime and Complicity In Ancient Rome and Modern America"* By Tim Case "The punishment of the criminal is measured by the degree of astonishment of the judge who finds his crime incomprehensible." - Friedrich W. Nietzsche "You would think that if the present administration is going to rule by the Machiavellian code, as outlined in the “The Prince,” they would at least take to heart the admonition that "as princes cannot help being hated by someone, they ought, in the first place, to avoid being hated by every one, and when they cannot compass this, they ought to endeavor w... more »

Geoengineering, A Clear And Present Danger

noreply@blogger.com (Say No To Corporate America!) at Say No To Corporate America - 9 hours ago

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 9 hours ago
*Contrasting ideas, expectations clash during forum on proposed Canal streetcar line extension ~Jeff Adelson, N.O. Advocate *

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

“Food Intervention, Government Style”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Food Intervention, Government Style”* by Tom Purcell “All right, tubby, if you aren’t going to stop sitting in front of the TV, eating fatty and sugary treats, maybe the government should force you to change your ways.” “Force me to change my ways? But I know what foods do and don’t make me tubby. I choose to live this way.” “Yeah, and that’s why the federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), says it needs to step in.” “What do you mean, ‘step in’?” “DGAC just released a far-reaching 571-page report that gives propo... more »

Satire: “Iran Offers to Mediate Talks Between Republicans and Obama”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Iran Offers to Mediate Talks Between Republicans and Obama”* by Andy Borowitz TEHRAN (The Borowitz Report)— “Stating that “their continuing hostilities are a threat to world peace,” Iran has offered to mediate talks between congressional Republicans and President Obama. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, made the offer one day after Iran received what he called a “worrisome letter” from Republican leaders, which suggested to him that “the relationship between Republicans and Obama has deteriorated dangerously.” “Tensions between these two historic enemies have been high in rece... more »

The Economy: "The End of the Great Debt Cycle”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The End of the Great Debt Cycle”* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - “It’s the end of the great debt cycle,” says hedge fund manager Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, taking the words out of our mouth. Bond fund manager Bill Gross adds context: "In the past 20 to 30 years, credit has grown to such an extreme globally that debt levels and the ability to service that debt are at risk. Why doesn’t the debt supercycle keep expanding? Because there are limits." Neither Mr. Dalio nor Mr. Gross nor we know precisely where those limits are. But the Europeans and t... more »

Hillary to make statement about emails...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*I can hardly wait.* "I've been completely cooperative" "Didn't do anything wrong" "It's Bush's fault" I don't think she's taking questions. Coward. *Watch Live at Fox* *Time for my favorite spokeskitteh:*

Elevated Radiation Levels in Japan and US Last 2 Days

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Elevated radiation levels in Japan according to Netc.com, which uses standard deviations from site averages to indicate elevated radiation readings (green being low averages and red/black being the highest in these figures). Yesterday in Japan taken at 10:00 Am US Pacific Time 3/9/2015 Today in Japan taken at 10:30 AM US Pacific Time 3/10/2015 Finally, today in the US taken at 10:30 AM US Pacific Time 3/10/2015 (today is higher than yesterday so trending up) What level of magnitude represents the true increase in radionuclide load in Earth's oceans, fresh water, atmosphe... more »

About those 47 GOP senators' letter to Iran: Let's play "If the shoe was on the other foot" with the "Crackpot 114th" Congress

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Who gave Ted the pencil?* *Could the person who gave half-witted anchorman Ted Baxter the pencil be the same person who gave half-witted Arkansas freshman Sen. Tom Cotton his?* *"Republicans said they would only agree to talks [with the president] if there were no preconditions, such as recognizing President Obama’s existence."* *-- from a Borowitz Report today,* "Iran Offers to Mediate Talks Between Republicans and Obama"* (see below)* *by Ken* One thing you can't say about the current session of Congress: that the "Crackpot 114th" isn't living up to its name. Does everyone (anyon... more »

A Pathetic Failure

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 11 hours ago
A lot of electronic ink has been spilled of late on the subject of Bill C-51. And the effort has been called for. But the irony of all that spent energy is that it is working in Stephen Harper's favour. The prime minister used to burnish his credentials as an "economist." No more. He has good reasons to not talk about his economic expertise. Tom Walkom writes: At a fundamental level, the economy is failing. Any number of studies point to this fact. The latest was released this week by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. It says the quality of work in Canada, as measured by wa... more »

Tourists as tax spies and similar Greek tragicomedies

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
The gap between the new Greek government and the basic rules of civilization and common sense has grown and it has probably become unbridgeable by now. 320 billion euros is a lot of money but the mental deterioration of the Greek political elite and the moral degradation of pretty much the whole nation is even worse news. These days, it's being decided whether and when Greece will join the third world. But the new Marxist leaders of the cradle of the Western civilization seem completely disengaged. Of course that their economy in the modern sense is dependent on lots of financial... more »

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Sending New Arms To Ukraine Separatists. Ukraine Accuses Rebels Of Using The Truce To Rearm

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A Russian flag flutters on top of a separatist Donetsk People's Republic army armored personnel carrier as it drives through the town of Vuhlehirsk, Feb. 25, 2015. Reuters/Baz Ratner *Bloomberg*: *U.S. Says Russia Sent New Arms to Ukraine Separatists* (*Bloomberg) -- The U.S. accused Russia of sending new weapons to separatists in eastern Ukraine, as Germany warned that the conflict is still far from a peaceful resolution despite a cease-fire agreement.* *The U.S. confirmed the arms delivery and can tell when Russia sends weapons to the rebels, Assistant Secretary of State Victori... more »

Jeju Island Activists Coming to Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
*Voices from Jeju Island * *Meet Leaders from South Korean Navy Base Struggle * *Friday, March 20 * *7:00 pm * *Grace Episcopal Church * *1100 Washington St (park in back off Edwards St) * *Bath, Maine * We are proud to be hosting two dynamic young people who have served as leaders of the Gangjeong village Navy base campaign on Jeju Island, South Korea. For the past eight years villagers and supporters have daily non-violently resisted the devastation of their 500-year-old fishing and farming village for a Navy base that will host US aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and des... more »

Lotte Ryan - Another Victim At The Alter Of Austerity In The UK

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 11 hours ago
Lotte Ryan For Lotte Ryan, a friend and fellow campaigner Kitty Jones Blog The following is from my friend, Charlotte Ryan, who was expected to attend work interviews or lose her benefits just weeks before she died. This was written on December 12, 2014: *I have terminal cancer, my prognosis is 0-3 years and I was diagnosed in March 2014 with my brain stem glioma. In April 2014 I was placed in the support group* for 3 years and I have gone from being able-bodied to hopelessly disabled. I have many neurological deficits including diploplia, dyspraxia, dysarthria and dysphagia. To sa... more »

Ukrainian President Poroshenko Confirms Both Sides Have Withdrawn Their Heavy Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC*: *Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko confirms rebel weapons moved* *Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says pro-Russian rebels in the east have withdrawn a "significant" amount of heavy weapons.* *Speaking on TV, Mr Poroshenko said his government forces had also pulled back "the lion's share" of their rocket and heavy artillery systems.* *Under a ceasefire reached in February both sides were due to pull back heavy weapons by the beginning of March.* *The ceasefire appears to be taking hold despite continuing clashes.* *The opposing sides have accused each other of breaking the tru...more »

Jeju Island Activists Coming to Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
*Voices from Jeju Island* *Meet Leaders from South Korean Navy Base Struggle* *Friday, March 20* *7:00 pm* *Grace Episcopal Church* *1100 Washington St (park in back off Edwards St)* *Bath* We are proud to be hosting two dynamic young people who have served as leaders of the Gangjeong village Navy base campaign on Jeju Island, South Korea. For the past eight years villagers and supporters have daily non-violently resisted the devastation of their 500-year-old fishing and farming village for a Navy base that will host US aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and destroyers... more »

Israeli PM Netanyahu: There Is A 'Worldwide Effort To Make Me Lose Next Week's Election'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A Likud campaign billboard depicting Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seen in Tel Aviv March 10, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Nir Elias *Reuters*: *Netanyahu says sees 'worldwide' effort to topple him* *(Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in broadcast remarks on Tuesday there was a "huge, worldwide effort" to ensure he loses next week's closely contested election.Army Radio, which aired what it said were comments he made on Monday to activists of his right-wing Likud party, interpreted them as referring to foreign funding for advocacy groups campaig... more »

Egyptian Security Forces In Sinai Are Now Facing Daily Suicide Bomb Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC*: Deadly bomb attacks hit Egypt's Sinai peninsula *Bomb attacks targeting the police and army in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula have killed two people and wounded more than 30, officials say.A suicide bomber targeted a police compound in the city of El-Arish, leaving a civilian driver dead.A roadside bomb later exploded beside an armoured vehicle, killing a soldier.Sinai Province, a jihadist group affiliated to Islamic State, claimed it was behind the first attack, the al-Yawm al-Sabaa newspaper reported.Militants based in the Sinai have killed hundreds of soldiers a... more »

THE CALIBER OF OUR OWN PROFESSORS: Harvard professor flies to Finland!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015Part 2—Enabled by writer at Vox:* All too often, our high-ranking liberal professors say the darnedest things. So it was when Professor Guinier discussed the public schools. Professor Guinier was laboring through a three-hour stint on the C-Span program, In Depth. Midway through the marathon, a gloomy caller lamented the way we are “destroying another generation of African-American students.” The caller sought the professor’s views on two proposals: 1) the use of vouchers to enable public school kids to attend private schools, and 2) relaxed licensing pro... more »

The Passive Android and the Creative Force

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Mickey Mouse is the President of the United States, Donald Duck is the Vice-President, and Goofy is the head of Homeland Security. The people have spoken. The post The Passive Android and the Creative Force appeared first on Waking Times.

Billionaires For Bombs

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Thanks to the *Citizens United* Supreme Court decision which wed money to politics, the billionaires running the place have thumbed their noses at representative democracy and are now more brazenly dictating foreign policy and starting wars. The American Republican Party and Israel's Likud Party are, for all intents and purposes, one and the same entity, led and funded by Sheldon Adelson and a sordid little cabal of predatory high rollers. The latest kerfuffle that has everybody shouting "treason" and "sedition" involves freshman Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) doing an end-run aroun... more »

Islamic State (no such thing) fraying from within? Recruiting shortfalls?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*WaPo* *Keep in Mind** -There is no “Islamic State”- There is a msm presentation of such an entity existing, in order to justify NATO/Israeli military intervention. There is no “Islamic State” There are only bought and paid for mercenaries waging a destabilization campaign, in order to remake the middle east.* *Considering the aformentioned facts, how should we interpret the allegations of fraying in the non existent state? I will highlight interesting bits* "The anecdotal reports, drawn from activists and residents of areas under Islamic State control, don’t offer any indication ... more »

Free lunch Flicker...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*smarter than most people.* I moved the suet feeder so I could spray the tree with Immunox. The Flicker had no problem finding it on the table. Look at the last picture and you can clearly see him holding the feeder with his foot. It was sliding around and so he grabbed it to hold it steady. And, yes, I know there's chipped paint. I just power washed in preparation for painting. I must finish preparing my agricultural exemption papers. See you later. Wipe your beak! Who you lookin' at??

Wikipedia Founder Sues NSA, Demands "End To NSA’s Dragnet Surveillance Of Internet Traffic"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-10/wikipedia-founder-sues-nsa-demands-end-nsa%E2%80%99s-dragnet-surveillance-internet-traffic Wikipedia Founder Sues NSA, Demands "End To NSA’s Dragnet Surveillance Of Internet Traffic" [image: Tyler Durden's picture] Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/10/2015 08:34 -0400 inShare4 *By Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, is a board member of the Wikimedia Foundation, of which Lila Tretikov is the executive director, first posted in the NYT.* *Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users* TODAY, we’re filing a lawsuit against the National Security Agency to ... more »

Who says that the House's head Benghazi witch-hunter, Rep. Trey "Benghazi or Bust!" Gowdy, isn't a man of principle?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Head House GOP Benghazi witch-hunter Rep. Trey Gowdy makes good his pledge not to fund-raise off Benghazi. If only somebody'd told the Virginia GOP fund-raisers who booked him for their "Beyond Benghazi" event!* *by Ken* People think it's a piece of cake being a pile of right-wing pondscum. You just lie your putrid guts out and then sing and dance, tra-la! If they only knew! First you have to think up the lies, then you have to carry out the lies and keep them all straight, and then sometimes you have to answer embarrassing questions about the lies. Compared with brain surgery, i... more »

這裡發生了什麼?情節增厚!帖木兒Tsarnaev出席了美國中央情報局贊助的研討會!

Barbara Diamond at American Scofflaw - 13 hours ago
It sounds like this Judy Clarke is the government's "fixer" to get patsies to plead guilty. This is the only way for the FBI to get out of proving they really did have a video showing the planting of the bomb. Were Clarke really working for Tsarnaev, she could win the case simply by showing the jury the remains of the bomb and backpack, and the photos of both Tsarnaev brothers taken at the scene before the blast, which clearly show the brothers were not the source of the backpack with the bomb! At top, the remains of the bomb backpack. Note the black color and white square patch. ... more »

Venezuelan President Maduro Condemns New US Sanctions. Wants Additional Powers To Deter U.S. 'Aggression'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC*: *Venezuelan leader Maduro condemns new US sanctions* *Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called the latest US sanctions "the most aggressive, unjust and harmful step that has ever been taken by the US against Venezuela".* *In a televised address, Mr Maduro named one of seven officials sanctioned by the US as his new interior minister.* *He also announced he would seek special powers from the National Assembly "to defend the integrity of the country".* *Tensions between the two countries have been rising for months.* *More News On Venezuelan President Maduro Condemning... more »

The Palestinian "Peace Talks" Are A Sham! Criminally Insane Israeli Prime Minister States The Obvious - Israel Will NEVER Cede Its Stolen Land To The Palestinians!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
It has been a while since I last put up a report here concerning the situation in Palestine and the illegal occupation of its territories by the criminal Israelis.... It is so sad to watch as more and more territory that rightfully belongs to the Palestinians is seized by the state of Israel as it continues to rush forward with more and more illegal "settlements".... I have long said that the plan has always been for Israel to have ALL of Palestine for their selfish greedy selves and leave absolutely NO territory at all for the rightful people that own that land, meaning the Palestin... more »

World News Briefs -- March 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:** Iraqi troops, militia retake strategic town north of Tikrit* *(Reuters) - Iraqi troops and militias drove Islamic State militants out of the town of al-Alam on Tuesday, fighters and a local official said, clearing the way for an offensive to retake the nearby city of Tikrit from the ultra-radical group.A Reuters photographer saw dozens of families, who had earlier fled al-Alam to escape Islamic State control, returning to the town, celebrating and slaughtering sheep for the victorious fighters.* *MIDDLE EAST* U.S., allies conduct *12 air strikes in Syria, Iraq*. Ira... more »

John Kuhn: ". . . parents opt out of having their children make bullets for privatizers."

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
John Kuhn has a solid commentary on the opt out movement, and especially on the hypocrisy of those who criticize opt-out parents, when the critics have been opting their kids out for years. Take the Obamas, for instance, whose girls go to Sidwell Friends. Or any other parent who has chosen private schools where mindless testing does not take up most of time that should be dedicated to learning. It's a good piece--read it and share it. Here are a couple of the attacks being circulated on those who opt out, with my reactions to them: From Kuhn: I’ve seen folks shame opt-outers by c... more »

Violence Continues To Decline In Iraq In 1st Week of March 2015

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Violence continued its downward trend in Iraq. From March 1-7, 2015 attacks were roughly the same as the previous week, but casualties were down overall. Pro-government forces also went on the offensive in Anbar and Salahaddin. In the former, ISF, tribes, militias and Hashd al-Shaabi/Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) first worked to clear Baghdadi of IS elements after it seized most of the city in February. They then went on to attack Garma to try to clean up sites used by IS to hit Baghdad’s suburbs with mortars and rockets. In Salahaddin, one of the largest operations to date wa... more »

7 Signs That A Stock Market Peak Is Happening Right Now

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Michael Snyder Is this the end of the last great run for the U.S. stock market? Are we witnessing classic “peaking behavior” that is similar to what occurred just before other major stock market crashes? Throughout 2014 and for the early stages of 2015, stocks have been on quite a tear. Even though the overall U.S. economy continues to be deeply troubled, we have seen the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq set record after record. But no bull market lasts forever – particularly one that has no relation to economic reality whatsoever. This false bubble of financial prosperity has ... more »

The Great Middle Class Extinction: ''95% of New Homes Built for Rich or Poor''

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Mac Slavo It was the best of times, it was the worst of times all over again. “Since 2000, 95 percent of new households in King County have been either rich or poor. A mere 5 percent could be considered middle income.” That is a statistic reportedly true of Seattle – the heart of King County in Washington state – but which may well be a window into what is happening across much of the rest of the country. The Seattle Times provided a data map illustrating the disappearance of the middle class in terms of new homes purchased: Between 2000 and 2012, King County grew by 85,000 house... more »

Exploring Our False Reality

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
By TruthstreamMedia Reality may not be what you think it is. As long as people remain asleep, those who seek power and control will continue to manipulate and engineer the masses, right down to the structure of our very reality. Visit TruthstreamMedia.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety and Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Michael Forrester* - Mindfulness is "the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment", which can be trained by a large extent in meditational practices. The post Mindfulness Is More Effective Than Drugs For Both Anxiety and Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

Monsanto Is About To Escape All Regulation From The USDA

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - What’s an intentional mutation? Nothing more than a fancy technological phrase which describes a new way that biotech is getting around regulatory approval for genetically modified crops. The post Monsanto Is About To Escape All Regulation From The USDA appeared first on Waking Times.

Idiocracy: Food Packaging Should Have Traffic Light Labels?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Heather Callaghan The main character in the movie *Idiocracy* goes to the hospital of the future and tries to tell the clerk about his problem. She apathetically scans her finger over a bunch of picture buttons that indicate a medical problem - *she doesn't have to think*. Imagine if everything was even further reduced from *Idiocracy* into nothing but basic colors and shapes. It would almost be like shopping with Big Bird as your guide. "Should food products be labeled with traffic light symbols to make health-related information on ingredients easier to understand?" Apparently... more »

Florida Lawmakers Move to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Shane Trejo Two bills introduced in Florida would authorize marijuana to be taxed and regulated similar to alcohol, legalizing the plant, and effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same. Senate Bill 1176 (S.1176) and House Bill 1297 (H.1297), introduced Sen. Dwight Bullard and Rep. Randolph Bracy, respectively, would make Florida the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes through the legislature rather than the popular vote should either pass into law. The bills would allow individuals aged 21 or older to do the following: (a) Use, possess, or... more »

Human Rights Watch FAIL: Uses Photo of American Bombing Destruction To Condemn Assad

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Source Brandon Turbeville Putting its hypocritical and biased nature on full display once again, the alleged human rights organization, Human Rights Watch, was recently caught in an attempt to fabricate “evidence” of Assad’s use of barrel bombs in civilian areas for the purposes of further demonizing the secular Syrian government. On February 25, HRW posted a photo of a devastated civilian area in Syria with the tagline “Syria dropped barrel bombs despite ban.” The “ban” HRW is referring to is the ban on bombing civilian areas that applies to both sides in Aleppo after the Unit... more »

Tom Cotton Writes A Letter To Iran

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Judging strictly by his voting record in the House and Senate, freshman Senator Tom Cotton would be dismissed as a brainless extremist bent on demagoguing himself into power. But "brainless" doesn't work smoothly in describing graduates of Harvard-- let alone magna cum laude graduates of Harvard, like Cotton. (Texas extremist Ted Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton and then, like Cotton, went on to Harvard Law, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1995.) But both just signed a letter to-- a letter that was Cotton's brainchild-- to the government of Iran that certainly smacks ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Photo*: A concept of a sixth generation fighter from Boeing.(Photo: Aaron Mehta/Staff) *Defense News*: *Planning Begins for USAF Next-Gen Air Dominance* *WASHINGTON — The US Air Force is about to start a deep-dive process that will eventually decide what technologies and capabilities it will fund to ensure air dominance in the world of 2030.* *And while that includes the potential for a sixth-generation fighter, top service officials continue to stress that the result of the process will likely be a family of systems approach.* *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 10,... more »

Forced Adult Vaccinations HHS Comment Period Extended To March 23, 2015

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Catherine J. Frompovich Health and Human Services has extended the comment period for The National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) that was published in the *Federal Register* on February 6, 2015, Volume 80, Number 25, pages 6721-6722, from March 9th to Monday, March 23rd, 2015. Comments can be sent via the U.S. Postal Service or electronically by Internet email to the following addresses: *Electronic responses* are preferred and may be addressed to: *Rebecca.Fish@hhs.gov*. *Written responses* should be addressed to: National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health an... more »

Don't “Audit the Fed”, Abolish It

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Antonius Aquinas In recent remarks to the Senate Banking Committee, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen was her typical evasive and non committal self when the topic of interest rate hikes were broached. When the subject of potential oversight of the Fed came up, however, Ms. Yellen became quite forthright in her response. When asked about a bill introduced by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to “Audit the Fed,” Ms. Yellen declared: “I want to be completely clear: I strongly oppose ‘Audit the Fed.'”* Ms. Yellen defended her position on the grounds, which have been given by every p...more »

No Shit Sherlock - BBC executive negotiating over TV debates under fire over Labour links - Telegraph

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
'Senior Conservatives are understood to be furious at the behaviour of the BBC, believing that executives at the Corporation want to undermine the Prime Minister ahead of the election.' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/bbc/11460181/BBC-executive-negotiating-over-TV-debates-under-fire-over-Labour-links.html

Why do you want to kill President Obama?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
By Adam Kokesh Why are so many Americans willing to openly say that they want to kill President Obama? Is it because he is evil? A terrorist? Maybe it's because he kills children. Must see latest video by Adam Kokesh. Visit TheFreedomLine.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Scotland Yard Chief Wants CCTV Cameras in EVERY Home

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
SM Gibson The citizens of the United Kingdom are possibly the most surveilled group of people in the history of the world. Forget the NSA’s ever-expanding reach over every form of communication imaginable. We’re talking cameras… everywhere. The City of London is equipped with thousands of them, so is Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and, well, like I said before, pretty much everywhere. In a nation of 64 million residents, there is one CCTV camera for every 11 people in the UK. The British Security Industry Authority (BSIA) estimates there are up to *5.9 million closed-circuit t... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*The Loophole That Could Liberate Maryland From Common Core Testing* As millions of students across the nation begin taking Common Core-aligned standardized tests for the first time, Maryland finds itself in a unique position to opt-out. A loophole discovered by a state lawmaker gives the governor the power to withdraw Maryland from tests created by Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), which are designed to assess how well students are learning under the Common Core standards. “It’s important for Maryland because the PARCC assessments and the c... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The Warmists are worried* *See the big attack on skeptics published in SciAm below. We skeptics have got Warmists on the defense, a pathetic "ad hominem" defense though it is. The intellectually respectable way to conduct a debate is to present factual evidence on the issue and reasoning based on that evidence. Note that today's offering on this blog contains abstracts from two academic journal articles -- presentations of new facts. That is lightyears away from what Warmists do. They attack persons and ignore the climate facts. Following the article I reproduce some email... more »

Islamic State Have Destroyed A Third Ancient City In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*RT*: *ISIS destroys third ancient city, Iraq presses for US-led coalition protection* *The Islamic state has reportedly destroyed and looted the ancient Assyrian city of Dur Sharrukin which was founded in 717 BC just as the Iraqi antiquities minister has said that US led anti-ISIS coalition airstrikes can save Iraq’s cultural heritage.* *The Islamists blew up the ruins of the city Dur Sharrukin close to Khorsabad city in northern Iraq on Sunday, Jumaa Abdullah, official in the Antiquities Authority of Nineveh province, told DPA. * *More News On The Islamic State Destroying A Thi... more »

Islamic State Leader Dodged An Airstrike In 2014 Due To Red Tape

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first appearance on video when he gave a sermon in Mosul in July. BBC *Daily Mail*: *How coalition forces had the head of ISIS in their sights but missed him because of RED TAPE: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dodged airstrike thanks to bureaucracy bungle* ** ISIS leader was attending nursery school in al-Qaim on Iraq-Syria border* ** He was meeting with senior aides and dozens of men pledging allegiance* ** Elite Iraqi intelligence unit 'Falcons cell' ordered Iraqi air force to strike * ** But defence ministry didn't act after Falcons didn't reveal target's iden... more »

Today Is The Day That 70 Years Ago 100,000 Died In A Massive US Firebomb Bttack On Tokyo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *The bombing raid that killed more than Nagasaki - and the world forgot: Then-and-now pictures reveal the night 100,000 died in massive US firebomb attack on Tokyo* ** Exactly 70 years ago, more than 100,000 people were killed in a Tokyo air strike during the Second World War * ** Came as U.S. bombers dumped cluster bombs and destroyed a fifth of the Japanese capital in just one night* ** The attack was more deadly than Nagasaki but received little attention as Tokyo rebuilt itself quickly after the war * ** New then and now pictures have been released showing how Japa... more »

Why School Should Not Be Mandatory

WTStaff at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Video - *A rap about the foolishness of mandatory school curriculums, when much of what children study in school is not useful for everyday life, while high schoolers graduate without basic living skills. The post Why School Should Not Be Mandatory appeared first on Waking Times.

All Quiet on the Blogging Front

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago
I was just over at The Galloping Beaver and there's a side-bar with the latest blogging action. It hadn't changed much from yesterday afternoon! Is Canadian leftist blogging dying? Who is still working furiously to provide written political sustenance? Besides Montreal Simon and Owen at Northern Reflections? Well, it wasn't quiet on the Western Front one hundred years ago. On March 10th, 1915, the Battle of Neuve Chapelle began. It would last three days. It was noteworthy because it showed how offensives would go for the rest of the war. A brief period of advance, which would slow... more »

DPP: 2 Steps Forward, 1.99 Back II

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*A conclave of ladybugs* One reason I do not share the optimism of my fellow pan-Greens regarding the DPP is its infinite ability to undermine itself when it gets a little lead, not just my contrarian, suicidal pessimism. Two more DPP stupidities recently. First, the party doesn't seem to be able to prevent children of prominent DPPers are running for office (FocusTw). Political dynasties are a problem in all democracies, but in Asia the situation is particularly bad. Hopefully all of these candidates will lose in the primaries.,, Prominant pan-green legacy candidates include Su Ch... more »

Skittles Basketball Cake

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 18 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SkittlesTourney #CollectiveBias When my husband and I were in college, we never missed a school basketball game. We loved our school and we spent every game on our feet the whole time cheering for our team. We always went to the games with our best friends who loved the game just as much as we did. Over the years lots of different people would come to the games with the four of us, but never more than once. It took us a long time to figure out that not everybody loves sitting n... more »

Russian Navy new Ka-52K Hokum B Naval Attack Helicopter Conducted its First Test Flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Ka-52K Hokum B]Pictures have emerged on Russian social networks showing the first test flight of the new Ka-52K Naval Attack helicopter. Based on the Ka-52 "Alligator" the K version has been specifically modified for the Russian Navy to operate the helicopters from the Mistral class LHDs. The navalised version of the Alligator features a folding rotor head and folding stub-wings. Other modifications are rumored to include the ability to launch Kh-31 (AS-17 'Krypton') and Kh-35 (AS-20 'Kayak') anti-ship missiles. Read more

Europe Economic Data , news and views ( March 10 , 2015 ) Greece moves from Monday's Eurogroup to technical talks as Greece tries to work toward deal with Troika on debt ( additional items on Greece ) ..... Euro sinks to fresh 11 year low below 1.08 to dollar... Industrial production data ( Italy , France , Finland ) .... QE watch - 7 year bund yields dips below 0 briefly ..... Denmark peg in doubt .... Italian bad loan rise , Italy sees its banks increase holdings of sovereign debt to record highs...... Additional items to ponder

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Morning Tweets.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 5m 5 minutes ago Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: From ZIRP to NIRP: Virtues of Germany vs. the Vices of Greece; What http://po.st/XHV9EW via @*po_st* *Yannis Koutsomitis* ‏@YanniKouts 1m 1 minute ago $*EURUSD* as low as 1.0739 a few mins ago. *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 4m 4 minutes ago Denmark Lifts Euro-Peg ‘Tsunami Warning’ as Speculators Defeated http://www. bloomberg.com/news/articles/ 2015-03-09/denmark-lifts-euro-peg-tsunami-warning-as-speculators-defeated … ... F5? *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 7m 7 minutes ag... more »

Chinese missile warheads found on ship en-route to Cuba

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline)]Colombian authorities found a total of 99 Chinese-built missile warheads of unspecified type on 3 March during an inspection of Chinese-flagged merchant vessel Da Dan Xiu at Cartagena. These were due to be delivered to Cuba. The warheads may have been intended for use in a Cuban programme to develop modernised self-propelled versions of the Soviet-era S-75 Dvina (SA-2 'Guideline') and S-125 Neva (SA-3 'Goa') surface-to-air missile systems. Read more

Putin signs law on ratification of $100 billion BRICS New Development Bank deal

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
[image: RT logo] March 09, 2015 [image: Reuters/Paulo Whitaker] Reuters/Paulo Whitaker Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying the deal establishing the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), according to a document published on Monday on Russia's official website for legal information. The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) was set up to challenge two major Western-led giants – the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. NDB's key role will be to serve as a pool of currency for infrastructure projects within a group of five countries with major emerging natio... more »

Absurd Thing U.S. City Is Doing To Churches Is Compared To Soviet KGB

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
[image: Mad World News] Sunday, March 8, 2015 For a country founded on religious liberty, the absurd things being done to Christian churches across the United States, leaves one to wonder what happened to the principles on which our nation is based. A recent move in Lake Worth, Florida is a perfect example of the failure to stand true to these values, and it’s caused a frighteningly accurate comparison to the Soviet KGB. Reportedly, pastors and parishioners across Lake Worth are ready to stand up and fight an unconstitutional decision by the city. In a bold move, obviously against ... more »

Prague Approves Warplanes Sale to Iraq to Fight Jihadists

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: L-39 Albatros]The Czech government on Monday approved the sale of 15 combat and training L-159 jets to help Baghdad fight the jihadist Islamic State group, the defense minister told reporters. "We are looking at a total of 15 warplanes, four of which come from the Czech air force, while 11 others come from surplus stock," Martin Stropnicky said. "The total cost is 750 million koruna (27.5 million euros; $30 million)," the minister added. Read more

Preparation on for Fresh Trial of Astra

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Astra AAM launch]After a series of developmental tests and trials, India is finally readying to induct its beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile, Astra, in the Armed forces. As part of the final round induction phase, the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have begun preparation for a fresh trial of the indigenously developed missile from a defence base off the Odisha coast. A defence official said the test is likely to be conducted in association with a team of Air Force officials on March 12 at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chan... more »

Gardasil: Don’t Let Your Child Become “One Less” by Shannon Powers

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
[image: Gardasil and my new medical conditions]Leah Gardasil: Don’t let your child become “One Less” By Shannon Powers Ohio Sane Vax, Inc. 5 March 2015 Our healthy active funny daughter became just that! I share our story hoping our experience will save another from becoming “one less” healthy child. Our fifteen year old daughter, Leah is vaccine injured. It all began March 30th 2011. Leah was 11 years old, soon to be 12. We had been referred to an Adolescent doctor so Leah could be placed on oral contraceptives to help prevent cysts from forming on her ovaries. A month prio... more »

Pakistan tests Shaheen-III missile that could carry nuclear war to every part of India

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Pakistan has test-fired a ballistic missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to every part of India, another escalation in Islamabad's effort to keep pace with its neighbouring rival's formidable military advances. Pakistani military leaders said the Shaheen-III missile has a range of up to 2700 kilometres, which could enable it to reach deep into the Middle East, including Israel. After the missile was fired into the Arabian Sea on Monday, the head of the military unit that oversees Pakistan's nuclear program congratulated scientists and engineers for "achieving yet ... more »

First Afghan female pilot aims to soar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Capt. Niloofar Rahmani was 18 years old when she heard a news announcement saying the Afghan Air Force wanted to recruit its first female pilots. Her father had dreamed of flying in the military as a young man. He became Rahmani’s strongest champion when she set out to join the all-male cadre, but he also warned his daughter that many difficulties lay ahead. “Go for it, but you must be strong,” Rahmani recalled him saying. When Rahmani earned her wings in July 2012 and qualified to fly the C-208 cargo plane, she became the first female pilot to serve in the Afghan military since th... more »

India ready to spend $25bn on Russian 5G fighter jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su T-50 PAK-FA]The stalemate over the 4th-gen Rafale fighter jets deal with France has forced the Indian military to accelerate an even larger project with Russia on the joint development and purchase of an equal quantity of 5th-gen fighters. India is now ready to invest $25 billion in the development and purchase of 127 fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft (FGFA). It will also make concessions to speed up the delivery of fighters and have the first ones available in 36 months instead of the previously envisaged 94 months, sources told The Times of India. The initial c... more »

The U.S. Force Admits That They Do Not Have A Plan For Close Air Support When The A-10 Is Gone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
The A-10 has proven itself to be the platform of choice for close air support missions, and many have criticised USAF plans to withdraw the aircraft as a cost saving measure. Source: US Air Force *Daily Caller:* *Air Force Has No Idea What Will Replace The A-10* *Head of Air Combat Command Gen. Hawk Carlisle informed reporters on Friday that, despite a week of deliberation, the Air Force is still unclear as to what next-generation aircraft would replace the A-10’s much-needed close-air support capabilities.* *The week-long summit, which brought together leaders across all branches... more »

Confirmed: China Is Building 2nd Aircraft Carrier

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Liaoning CV]The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is building its second aircraft carrier, several senior Chinese military officials have confirmed, a Hong Kong daily is reporting. On Monday, Taiwan Focus News Channel cited the Chinese-language The Hong Kong Commercial Daily in reporting that China has begun work on its second aircraft carrier, which will have a more advanced launch system the one currently used on China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. According to Taiwan Focus News Channel, the initial report cited Liu Xiaojiang, the former political commissioner of the... more »

Navy begins to shift 3 aircraft carriers' home ports with USS Theodore Roosevelt deployment

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS George Washington]The Navy is moving three of its nuclear-powered aircraft carriers into different home ports. The USS Theodore Roosevelt was scheduled to leave Norfolk, Virginia, on Monday on a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. Once its duties there are over, the Roosevelt will continue on to its new home port in San Diego. The Roosevelt is relocating as part of a plan to allow the USS George Washington that is based in Japan to come in for a mid-life overhaul in Virginia. Read more

DARPA's Anti-Ship Missile Still Less Deadly Than Chinese ‘Carrier Killer’

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)]While DARPA has developed a long-awaited anti-ship missile for the United States Navy, the new weapon will be no match for one of the threats it was designed to counter, China’s so-called “carrier killer” missile. At 15 tons and 35 feet tall, China’s DF-21D Dong Feng missile is rumored to be able to travel at speeds as fast as Mach 10 and has an effective range of up to 1,200 miles. In the event of a conflict, the weapon would pose a major threat to US aircraft carriers off the coast of Taiwan. In response to the Navy’s call for a similar... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “In The Enchanted Garden” (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “In The Enchanted Garden” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bq89eF-Pfs

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in 1054 AD, is filled with mysterious filaments. The filaments are not only tremendously complex, but appear to have less mass than expelled in the original supernova and a higher speed than expected from a free explosion. *Click image for larger size.* The above image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, is presented in three colors chosen for scientific interest. The Crab Nebula spans about 10 light-years. In the nebula's very center lies a pulsar: a neutron star as massive as the... more »

"What's The Weight Of The Human Soul?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"What's The Weight Of The Human Soul?"* by Bernard Powell "Can one measure the weight of the flame, or of the human soul? It had been used as a philosophical and Theological paradox for centuries, aimed at those who took a scientific approach to find answers to the universe’s mysteries. Tauntingly demonstrating that while some may have disputed the existence of the soul because it cannot be measured in weight or mass, yet a flame is observable and few would repute the reality of its existence in spite of the inability to weigh it. In the early twentieth century, one Dr. Duncan Mac... more »

"Giant Crystal Caves Yield New 'Ice Palace,' More"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Giant Crystal Caves Yield New 'Ice Palace,' More'"* by Ker Than "It looks like Superman's Fortress of Solitude and is nearly as hard to get into, but that hasn't stopped explorers from uncovering new secrets in and around Mexico's deep, deadly hot Cave of Crystals. Outfitted with ice-cooled suits, teams have found biological mysteries, parallels with other planets, and the "Ice Palace," an unexplored cavern lined with rare crystal formations—and just in time too. Parts of the complex may soon be returned to their natural, submerged states. A thousand feet (304 meter) underground... more »

Chet Raymo, "Fire and Ice"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Fire and Ice" by Chet Raymo "This photograph of the mischievous Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland, by Marco Fulle of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, cries out for commentary, but words can add nothing to its beauty. Let it stand, then, as an icon for the powers of nature - fire, ice, matter and energy - over which we have so little control. Iceland is part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a vast mountain range (mostly submarine) that stretches for thousands of miles down the center of the ocean. Here the crust of the Earth is being lifted and stretched asunder by forces from ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Kyjov, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic. Thanks for stopping by.

General Dynamics’ Destroyers for U.S. Navy More Than a Year Late

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)]Delivery of General Dynamics Corp.’s first two electric-powered Zumwalt-class destroyers for the U.S. Navy is running more than a year late, in part for lack of enough electricians, according to the service. Work at the contractor’s Bath Iron Works unit in Maine has fallen behind “due to the complexity of the first-ever all-electric ship and the particular demand it has created for skilled electricians shipyard-wide,” Commander Thurraya Kent, a Navy spokeswoman, said in an e-mailed statement. The Navy and Bath Iron Works now estimate that delivery of t... more »

Iran launches home-made destroyer in Caspian Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
In a ceremony on Monday Iran’s domestically manufactured Damavand destroyer officially joined the Navy’s North Fleet in the Caspian Sea. High-ranking officials, including Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Shamkhani, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan, and Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari attended the ceremony. Damavand is a Jamaran-class destroyer which is more sophisticated than Jamaran. It is longer and lighter than the 1,420-ton Jamaran destroyer and is capable of tracking and targeting aerial, surface and sub-surface targets simultaneously. Read more

Cheap Oil Threatens to Shrink Record Russian Arms Sales

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Su-35 Flanker-E]Russian arms export deliveries reached a record $10 billion last year, but declining oil prices and Western sanctions threaten to derail the country's ongoing expansion in the arms market, according to a report on the international defense industry released Sunday. Russia, the world's second-largest defense exporter after the United States, saw a 9 percent rise in exports last year compared to 2013, according to data collected by industry analysts IHS. Russia's official numbers for its exports last year are slightly higher, coming in at $13 billion, continuin... more »

Liaoning carrier would be a liability in a war with US: Kanwa

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: J-15 Flying Shark]The stark gap in numbers, technical capabilities and experience mean that China's aircraft carrier will be a "burden" as opposed to a "weapon" in a hypothetical head-to-head naval battle with the United States, says the Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine based in Canada. The magazine's March issue said it will not matter that China will have three aircraft carriers within the next 10 years after adding two more carriers to its one and only carrier so far, the Liaoning. By then, the US will still maintain a significant advantage with ... more »

Guppy-class subs under major renovation: Kao

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Guppy class SSK]The nation’s two World War II-era submarines are undergoing major renovations to upgrade their capabilities, but the Navy and the contractor might dismantle one to gain sub-building experience and study the manufacturing techniques, Minister of National Defense Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) said yesterday. Kao made the remarks in response to questions from legislators yesterday regarding upgrades on the 70-year-old subs. The upgrades are being undertaken at the Navy’s shipyard and by the China Shipbuilding Corp (CSBC) in Kaohsiung Harbor. Read more

Modi’s Indian Ocean tour aimed at muscling out China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Liaoning task group]Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set to begin a tour of three Indian Ocean countries Tuesday as he seeks to prevent China from establishing a military foothold in a region his nation has dominated for decades. Modi was scheduled to visit Seychelles and Mauritius before ending the trip in Sri Lanka, the first visit by an Indian prime minister in 28 years, and where a January election produced a new government vowing to reduce dependence on China. During the stops, he’ll look to expand military as well as economic ties — something that India had avo... more »

Apple - Apple Watch - looks kinda gorgeous

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
here's the new advert for Apple's forthcoming WATCH. "What, just a watch?" you say? Watch, learn all there is to learn about design and personally targeted me-me-me Consumerism, gadget slaves.

A Stunning U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet Video

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*The Aviationist*: *Another stunning U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet video* *Here’s another really cool video filmed from aboard F/A-18E Super Hornets with the U.S. Navy’s Strike-Fighter Squadron 27 (VFA-27) “Royal Maces”.* *Based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, in Japan, VFA-27 is part of Carrier Air Wing 5 and is attached to the USS George Washington (CVN-73).* *The video is just a teaser to this year’s full-length cruise video dubbed “That’s a Shack!” but it contains much interesting stuff, including the AGM-154 JSOW delivery as seen from the ATFLIR pod, low level flying in the ca... more »

"The Pear Tree"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"The Pear Tree"* - Author Unknown "There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer and the youngest son in the fall. When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen. The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no, it was covered with green buds and full of promise. The th... more »

"Why You Can't Do 3 Things At Once"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Why You Can't Do 3 Things At Once" by Rachael Rettner "For those who find it tough to juggle more than a couple things at once, don't despair. The brain is set up to manage two tasks, but not more, a new study suggests. That's because, when faced with two tasks, a part of the brain known as the medial prefrontal cortex divides so that half of the region focuses on one task and the other half on the other task. This division of labor allows a person to keep track of two tasks pretty readily, but if you throw in a third, things get a bit muddled. "What really the results show is tha... more »

"It's In Our Hands..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpture existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands." - Cathy Better

"Honoria"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Honoria" by Taylor Caldwell “This is a true story about a nation which was once great. At the outset, we will call that nation "Honoria;" but you will readily guess her true name, as the story unfolds. Honoria had always been distinguished by a strong, sturdy, industrious middle class, composed of farmers, artisans, shopkeepers- virtuous and sane and devout. But the middle class presented a threat to an all-powerful government, determined to protect the rich and the strong- and the worthless, the mean, the haters-of-work, the whining cowards who wanted everything for nothing. So t... more »

Dwarf galaxy 3.7-sigma evidence for dark matter claimed

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
A new astro-ph paper cross-linked to hep-ph, Evidence for Gamma-ray Emission from the Newly Discovered Dwarf Galaxy Reticulum 2 by Geringer-Sameth and 6 co-authors (Carnegie-Mellon/Brown/Cambridge), boasts that they have looked into the Fermi-LAT telescope data more carefully than the Fermi folks and found something that looks like a 3.7-sigma (or, with model-independent background estimates, 2.3-sigma) deviation from the expected gamma-ray backgrounds at frequencies \(2\)-\(10\GeV\). *The approximate shape of Reticulum 2, a dwarf galaxy, and the light it emits.* If that dev... more »

The First Two Zumwalt-Class Destroyers For The U.S. Navy Will be Delivered One Year Later

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. (image courtesy General Dynamics/US Navy) *Bloomberg:* *General Dynamics’ Destroyers for U.S. Navy More Than a Year Late* *Delivery of General Dynamics Corp.’s first two electric-powered Zumwalt-class destroyers for the U.S. Navy is running more than a year late, in part for lack of enough electricians, according to the service.* *Work at the contractor’s Bath Iron Works unit in Maine has fallen behind “due to the complexity of the first-ever a... more »

Relax, Folks. It Really Is Honey After All

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The recent press at least rattled the industry and made everyone pay attention to what honey is supposed to be. The good news is that the real risk is low although i also think that the purification is an invitation to blend with cheaper substitutes. The bad news is that the high volume sellers are really wide open to this. The simple solution of course is switch to buckets of local creamed honey and if you must, use a hot water bath to convert some into liquid honey. That way everyone wins. In the meantime we have to suffer cheap honey from China which is naturally the... more »

City Found 360 Feet Below Missouri City, Giant Human Skeleton Found

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
All evidence related to these stories were apparently disappeared by the Smithsonian during the early part of the twentieth century although i find all that hard to believe. We have still unearthed a number of such and much more has been found by others. Trick photography aside, there is plenty of support for a tribe of large humans associated with the Atlantean culture. actual measurement range appears to run from our own six foot through twelve feet which is quite plausible. The extensive population that has been identified so far suggests that we are not actually dealing w... more »

Blue Level of Intelligence – Concepts, Ideas, Memory

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: http://www.zeehd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/beautiful-blue-rose-pictures-2.jpg] This is a useful effort to perceive our conceptualization mind. Read it and contemplate. This ability is profoundly useful and is the seat of real intelligence. However it must be joined at the hip with learned skills in rational analysis which all start with one add8itional assumption. it is all wrong, now prove otherwise. Moving past conceptional traps proves difficult and tricky not least because so few develop the analytic skill-set. It would be useful for schools to have their ... more »

Indigo Intuitive Level of Intelligence

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Let us talk about intuition. Our supra mind produces a response to our query. Let us call that intuition. That response then hits our biological processor in order to be converted into language and natural logic in order to be then spoken and shared. Our danger lies in that our processor can lead us into error interpreting this intuition. Add in a separate road to manage memory and i am beginning to understand how we so often get things wrong. Yet it all begins with a query. Thus the most important application of cognition is to rigorously define the query. This gives u... more »

How Did The U.S. Navy Shrink By Nine Ships Over The Weekend?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
IN PHOTO: U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during their military manoeuvre exercise known as Keen Sword 15 in the sea south of Japan, in this November 19, 2014 handout provided by the U.S. Navy. Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the U.S. this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea manoeuvres that the U.S. military described as the most complex ever overseen by the Japanese navy. The Keen Sword exercises involving more than 30,000 Japanese troops and 11,000 U.S. personnel come as Japanese Prime Minister Shin... more »

Saudi Arabia Is Expecting An Iranian Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*US News and World Report/Al-Monitor:** Saudi Arabia Prepares for Iranian Nuclear Deal* *Saudi Arabia has been pulling out the diplomatic stops in anticipation of what it sees as an unfavorable nuclear deal between the West and Iran.Saudi Arabia is quietly preparing for an international nuclear agreement with Iran that it fears will rehabilitate its Shiite Persian rival. King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud's approach eschews the public spectacle of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress (indeed, the Saudis don't want any association with Israel) and inst... more »

Inequality 23: On Poverty, Agriculture and Motorcycles

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Last month, I attended the UPSE-Ayala Corporation Lecture on the Philippine Economic Performance, with NEDA Director General and my former PDE teacher, Dr. Arsenio Balisacan as main speaker. The event was held at Intercon Hotel in Makati, it was an SRO crowd. The panel of reactors were also high profile, like former NEDA chief Dr. Ciel Habito, former DOF UnderSecretary Romy Bernardo, WB-Philippines chief economist Dr. Karl Chua. Romy wrote his piece about that forum in BWorld, *There’sroom to grow some more, if..., *March 08, 2015. He also showed these three charts with these note... more »

Poll: U.S. Public Skeptical That A Nuclear Deal With Iran Will Stop Them From Developing A Nuclear Bomb

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NBC*:* Poll: 71% Say Iran Deal Won't Make a Real Difference in Preventing Bomb* *Most Americans believe that a nuclear deal with Iran would not make a real difference in preventing that country's production of a nuclear weapon, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.* *Seventy-one percent of Americans say that the nuclear negotiations, which are backed by the Obama administration and strongly opposed by most Republicans, will not make a real difference in affecting Iran's potential production of a nuclear weapon. About a quarter of respondents - 24 percent - disagree. *... more »

President Obama Accuses U.S. Senate Republicans Of Interfering In His Negotiations With Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC*: *Obama mocks Republican letter to Iran over nuclear talks* *US President Barack Obama has criticised a letter from Republican senators to Iran, accusing them of "interfering" in ongoing nuclear talks.* *He said the 47 senators made an "unusual coalition" with Iran's hard-line religious leaders.* *The letter reminds Iran that any deal is just an executive agreement unless it gets congressional approval.* *Talks on Iran's nuclear programme are at a critical stage, with an outline agreement due on 31 March.* *WNU Editor:* The U.S. media is on board with the White House in cr... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
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Iraqi Soldiers Are Not Showing Up To Be Trained By U.S. Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (left) confers with his French counterpart, Gen. Pierre de Villiers, aboard the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Press TV *CBS News*:* U.S. advisers "waiting" for Iraqi troops to show up* *BAGHDAD -- As the battle for the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit enters its second week, U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said putting more American boots on the ground wasn't the answer.* *CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports there are already mor... more »

Culture Watch: Land sakes alive, how I remember that $24.95 diner cheeseburger that I never had!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Illustration by Gary Taxali *by Ken* For the benefit of those to whom it has never occurred that someday they may look back nostalgically on that cheeseburger at a diner on 57th Street that cost $24.95 as, you know, *a cheeseburger at a diner on 57th Street that cost $24.95*, I present the first paragraph of Ian Frazier's "Shouts and Murmurs" piece, "Of Younger Days," in the March 16 *New Yorker*: When I was sixty-three, a cheeseburger at a diner on Fifty-seventh Street cost $24.95, you could ride the Staten Island Ferry for free, and a kid could get a pretty decent college educa... more »

Poking Russia with a Dangerous Stick

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The US is sending 3,000 troops and over 100 armored vehicles to the Baltics for three months of NATO exercises. Former US diplomat James Jatras believes the move will further fuel tensions between Russia and the West.

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