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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

17 Mar - Blogs I'm Following

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11:45pm MDST

A Look At Crimea A Year After The Russian Takeover

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 45 minutes ago
*Reuters: (Reuters)* -- *A year after Russia's takeover of Crimea sparked a wave of euphoria across the Black Sea peninsula, residents are suffering growing hardship as prices rise and many fear for the future.* *Russia's flag is flying across Crimea on the anniversary of what President Vladimir Putin calls the region's historic "return home" after Russian troops seized control of it from Ukraine and the people backed annexation in a referendum.* *Since then Putin's popularity has soared - his face looks down from banners and is emblazoned on T-shirts - and some Crimeans, such as... more »

Beverly Baker Moore : METRO | Special Olympics, still alive and well… and in Austin!

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
The athletes came with an abundance of the original spirit of the Special Olympics movement: inclusion, courage, and fair play. By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | March 18, 2015 AUSTIN — Last month, as they do every … finish reading Beverly Baker Moore : *METRO* | Special Olympics, still alive and well… and in Austin!

U.S. To Delay Training Ukrainian Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Photo:* Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges (Wikipedia) *Wall Street Journal:* *U.S. Delays Ukraine Military Training, General Says* *Washington wary of giving Moscow excuse to scrap truceWASHINGTON—The Pentagon is delaying a training program for Ukrainian soldiers so as to avoid giving the Kremlin an excuse to scrap the tenuous peace deal struck last month between Kiev and Moscow-backed separatists, a top U.S. general said Tuesday.Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army in Europe, said U.S. officials wanted to make sure such training—which would involve U.S. military instructors deploy... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Start a Garden

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

GST online

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
This, from 2013, is topical again: There are arseholes everywhere. One of them runs the Retailers Association. John Albertson, Retailers Association CEO, wants to add a tariff to every single purchase you make on the internet—to make your books more expensive, your clothes more costly, your boots and shoes and software and music more pricy. That’s why I call him an arsehole. Internet retailing has been a boon for every New Zealand buyer. Instead of being restricted to just the few shops in our local area, we now have the whole of the world’s goods available at the click of a mous... more »

Musical Interlude: "Riverdance, The Final Performance"; Happy St. Patrick's Day!

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*Happy St. Patrick's Day!* "Riverdance, The Final Performance" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8EXDtoGfrs

In Ukraine Contolled Regions Of The Donbas The Army Is Facing A Hostile Population

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Ukrainian armored vehicle stands in the street of Kostyantynivka after hitting and killing an 8-year-old girl and her aunt. © Kostyantynivka/vk.me *Radio Free Europe*: *Unrest In Ukrainian Town After Girl Killed By Armored Vehicle * *Authorities in a government-held town in eastern Ukraine have made arrests after violence that followed a road accident in which an armored vehicle struck and killed a young girl.Angry residents of the Donetsk region town of Kostyantynivka threw stones at a barracks, torched two cars, and overturned a third after servicemen apparently lost contro... more »

Our Country Is the Truth  (Mexico Infected by GMO - Roberts Awarded Recognition for Truth Telling)  Investors Should Know:  Value of Hydrocarbon Resources Is Zero  (Which Corps Benefit from Ukraine Attacks)  Hormones Disrupt Europe  (Flight 370 Didn't Disappear)  Tens of Thousands Displaced in Iraq

Paul Craig Roberts Shames Corporate Media Hucksters Masquerading as Journalists The Economy Has Not Recovered And Is Again On Its Way Down Charlie Pierce speaks out (once more) against the Republican Party subversives (or am I being redundant?) in Esquire: Without the support of people engaged in polite - and, occasionally, not very polite - sedition, the Republican party would be a bunch

Economics for Real People: The role of beliefs in economics

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n]* *So you were wondering what our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group would be presenting for you tomorrow night? Then here you go:* The role of culture on economic performance has been largely swept aside by economists. Indeed, those who study the fictitious species of *homo economicus*, the (ideal) *economic human*, assume away the very possibility of such a role for culture. Is this approach justified? *About the Seminar:* This week we are excited to be joined by Professor Robert MacCulloch, who will present on the topic: *Th... more »

Bravi Cobra!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
I really didn't think I'd see something like this from Cobra's blog. But I welcome the new approach wholeheartedly! To amplify, there's is no debt owed the bankers. And we should forgive them, But let us not repeat the same mistake of running the same systems with the same people all over again and calling it freedom. Recently the Pope asked for a new centralized banking system run with "spiritual principles". The Vatican was always the center the existing western banking systems, "from sea to shining Holy See". How well did they fulfill their "spiritual principles" the last go... more »

Ukraine Defines Who Will Be Given 'Special Status' In Eastern Ukraine .... And Who Will Not

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The new border of separatist-controlled territories set up on March 17 by parliament is marked with a blue line on this map. These territories are now recognized as occupied, but will gain special status within Ukraine after they hold local elections under national legislation. © Kyiv Post *Kyiv Post*: *Ukraine defines a new border with separatist-controlled territories (MAP)* *Ukraine's parliament granted a special status to some parts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast, and defined the new border of those territories in a Tuesday vote that followed complicated negotiations among coal... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"In the center of star-forming region 30 Doradus lies a huge cluster of the largest, hottest, most massive stars known. These stars, known collectively as star cluster R136, were captured above in visible light by the Wide Field Camera peering through the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope. *Click image for larger size.* Gas and dust clouds in 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, have been sculpted into elongated shapes by powerful winds and ultraviolet radiation from these hot cluster stars. The 30 Doradus Nebula lies within a neighboring galaxy known as the Large Magell... more »

Aaron Schock is packing up his six-pack of steel for the long trip back to Peoria (or maybe someplace gayer?)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*A parting peek at the beauteous Aaron?* *by Ken* Probably we're spilling way too much virtual ink over the now-presumably-foreshortened political career of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, who as you know announced today that he's resigning from Congress in the face of the ever-tightening inquiring into his finances. In our earlier "breaking news" post (link above), Howie already gave us Aaron's parting statement to the people of Illinois's 18th CD, and Howie told us who the local GOP is likely to slot into the slot they seemed pretty happy to have Aaron slotted in until he flaked out... more »

Friedman: "U.S. Stages Color Revolutions"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
George Friedman, Founder and CEO of Stratfor the ‘Shadow CIA’ firm, talks about US foreign policy aims and strategies. Friedman says that Germany is the wildcard in the Ukraine civil war. Stratfor bills itself as a geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm, with revenues derived from subscriptions to its website and from corporate clients. On the consulting side, the company says it helps clients to identify opportunities, make strategic decisions, and manage political and security risks. Stratfor is headquartered in Texas. Stratfor consults more than 4,000 companies, indiv... more »

Free Download: Jiddu Krishnamurti, “The Book of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti Freely download “The Book of Life” by Jiddu Krishnamurti, here: - http://www.dasglueck.de/download/krishnamurti/The_Book_of_Life.pdf


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” - Arthur Miller

"The Rhythm Of Living..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress." - Bruce Barton

U.S. Admits Losing Contact With An MQ-1 Predator Drone Over North-West Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
The Pentagon said they lost contact with an MQ-1 Predator drone over north-west Syria *Washington Post:* *U.S. loses track of drone over Syria; Assad regime says plane shot down* *The U.S. military has lost control of a drone over northwest Syria, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as the government of President Bashar al-Assad claimed to have shot down a U.S. surveillance plane for the first time since U.S. airstrikes began there last year.The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that Syrian air defenses brought down a “hostile U.S. surveillance plane” in northern La... more »

Israel's Election -- News Roundup March 17, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Netanyahu declares victory in Israeli election - even though it's too close to call in the in exit polls* ** Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with Zionist Union's Isaac Herzog* ** TV station polls say both parties secured 27 seats in 120-member Knesset * ** Another station said Netanyahu eked out narrow victory, winning 28 to 27 * ** On Twitter, Netanyahu has already claimed a 'great victory' for Likud party* ** He appears to have upper hand in forming coalition due to right-wing allies* ** Newcomer Moshe Kahlon has enough seats to affect who will be next PM* **... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 17,, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Adam Chandler, The Atlantic:* *A New Dawn for Bibi?* *Exit polls show a coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the most likely upshot of Israel's elections. * *According to preliminary exit polls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party scored enough seats in Israel's Tuesday elections that another term as premier is likely for him. Defying some expectations that Netanyahu had lost ground to the center-left Zionist Union Party, Likud came out either tied or ahead in three television exit polls on Tuesday evening in Israel.* *Commentaries, Analysis,... more »

World News Briefs -- March 17, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Netanyahu claims victory in Israel election after hard right shift* *(Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election on Tuesday after exit polls showed he had erased his center-left rivals' lead with a hard rightward shift that saw him disavow a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state.Difficult coalition talks still lie ahead. Isaac Herzog, Netanyahu's chief opponent and head of the center-left Zionist Union, said "everything is still open" and that he had already spoken to party leaders about forming a government.* *MIDDLE EAS... more »

Severe Geomagnetic Storm in Progress

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago

Chet Raymo, “The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics”* by Chet Raymo "Let me share these lines from "Ode to Entropy": “Death exists nowhere in nature, not In the minds of birds or the consciousness of flowers, Not even in the numb brain of the wildebeest calf Gone under to the grinning crocodile, nowhere In the mesh of woods or the tons of sea, only In our forebodings, our formulae.” Can that be true? That no other creature than ourselves anticipates non-existence? Surely, other animals experience danger. The wildebeest calf darts to avoid the lunging crocodile. The rabbit in my ne... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Paulo Coelho, "Searching For Meaning”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Searching For Meaning”* by Paulo Coelho “At such a moment it is not the physical pain which hurts the most (and this applies to adults as much as to punished children); it is the mental agony caused by the injustice, the unreasonableness of it all.” - Viktor Frankl “Terrible as it was, Viktor Frankl’s experience in Auschwitz reinforced what was already one of his key ideas. Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life. Fr... more »

"Truth Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Truth is, you're always going to lose when you play a game of cat and mouse with the cat." - Cory Eberhart

Derrick Jensen, Love Does Not Imply Pacifism.”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Love Does Not Imply Pacifism.”* by Derrick Jensen “Many hundreds of pages ago, and now for me many years ago, I wrote that this book was originally going to be an exploration of when counterviolence is an appropriate response to the violence of the system. In fact what has become this book was supposed to be nothing more than a pamphlet in which I took the main arguments normally presented by pacifists and examined them to see if they make any sense. Here now is that pamphlet. Here are some standard lines thrown out by pacifists. I’m sure you, too, have heard them enough that if ... more »

Great New Article From John Kaminski - The First Jewish Lie: The Old Testament Fabrication That The Israelites Were Slaves In Egypt

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 5 hours ago
Being a true student of real history, I am always on the look out for some great articles online that absolutely blow away all the lies that we have been taught in our so called "schools" and even in our so called "history" books..... That exposure also reaches into the fraud of our so called "religions" and their so called "history" that even their books are supposedly based upon.... For this article, I believe that I found one that blows holes in the so called "Old Testament" and its very fraudulent history! I want to present the following very important report that comes from Joh... more »

"On A Long Enough Timeline..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." - "Tyler Durden", "Fight Club"

A Tale of Eco-Surveillance

Alison at Creekside - 5 hours ago
Ottawa Citizen June 4, 2014 *Government orders federal departments to keep tabs on all demonstrations across country* "The federal government is expanding its surveillance of public activities to include all known demonstrations across the country, a move that collects information even on the most mundane of protests by Canadians. The email requesting such information was sent out Tuesday by the Government Operations Centre in Ottawa to all federal departments. “The Government Operations Centre is seeking your assistance in compiling a comprehensive listing of all known demonstrati... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
MARK OF THE BEAST MARK OF THE BEAST   Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Mar. 17, 2015. The mark of the beast is the corporate signature you are forced to use to do any business. It means ... View on mohawknationnews.com Preview by Yahoo

So who needs economic growth, eh?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Some days Idiot/Savant at No Right Turn really earns his sobriquet. This morning for example he’s chuntering away about “out-of-touch elites only talking about things voters don't care about” – things like quantitative easing and deficits and GDP. Instead, he reckons, “when it comes down to it, voters don't care about GDP or quantitative easing - they care about whether they have a job and a roof over their heads…” Which is all very well but, well, guess what: they may not *want *to think about them, but maybe they should. And maybe they should, because it’s things like economic ... more »

One people's Roundtable Discussion Archive vid: Lily Earth and Goz

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 6 hours ago
Welcome to this weeks One People's Roundtable Discussion- this is the highly in demand video archive of last nights show. On the Roundtable Discussion Monday night, Lisa, Brian and I talked to Lily Earth and Goz, and oh what an interesting conversation we had!!!! The subjects discussed got rather deep at a few points and no doubt there will definitely be a second show very soon to answer all the questions than many people had. I have to say that last nights show was definitely one of my most favorite show's we've done since moving over to CCN, and considering the amount of requ... more »

Transpicuous News, Sunday March 11th, 2015: Obama and Netanyahu loose their marbles

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 6 hours ago
Welcome to Transpicuous New - Archive of the Sunday March 11th, 2015 Live Stream show. Before you dig in, be prepared: it was a LONG show! Get coffee and get comfy.... I get a little bit overly energetic and perhaps a bit overly sarcastic at a few points, lol. Unfortunately, apparently the file containing all of the news links for this weeks show have somehow gotten corrupted, so there are no news links for Sunday's show. Sorry folks- I have no idea what happened as the file was perfectly fine just yesterday. As a side note, I will be Retiring the Transpicuous News Blogspot site ... more »

War on Venezuela Hoax Admitted in 2007

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 7 hours ago
By RedSilverJ YouTube reporter RedsilverJ covers how Obama's recent declaration that Venezuela is an "extraordinary national security threat" is part of the giant war-on-terror hoax exposed by Aaron Russo in 2007. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Aliens Are Real and Watching Us

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video -* Do you still have second thoughts about aliens, and the fact that they have been watching us all these years? The post Aliens Are Real and Watching Us appeared first on Waking Times.

Happy St. Paddy's day to you -- and your pooch! (Also: Irish roots in NYC, and Ina Garten's Irish soda bread)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*COMING UP AT 7pm PT/10pm ET:America's buffest congressman says bye-bye* *Mitch Waxman reshares a favorite photo* *Says our cameramaniac pal Mitch of this photo of his, served up again today on his "Newtown Pentacle" blog: "I fully realize that you’ve seen this shot before, but god help me, I just love it so." We love it too, Mitch, we love it too! What could more graphically illustrate the spirit of the day?* *by Ken* St. Paddy's Day isn't a holiday on my holiday schedule, but it's always nice to be able to see people having harmless fun. Depending, of course, on how you defi... more »

Kate Braun : On Friday, March 20, we celebrate the Vernal Equinox

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
Day and night hours are equal and the focus is all about recognizing the various balances in your life. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2015 Friday, March 20, 2015, is the Vernal Equinox. Day and … finish reading Kate Braun : On Friday, March 20, we celebrate the Vernal Equinox

Praying for Bibi...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*that is all.*

Financially malfeasant charters run by shadowy religious cult escape LAUSD scrutiny

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
*"The Walton family, founder of Wal-mart, the worldwide retail giant, has donated millions of dollars to schools considered to be associated with the Gülen community." — Charter School Scandals* [image: Who has ties to the cultish Gülenist Movement? Fethullah Gülen, Ref Rodriguez, Caprice Young, Monica Garcia, Richard Vladovic, Reed Hastings, Yvonne Chan, and Carrie Walton Penner] The largest chain of privately managed charter schools in the United States is that of those affiliated with the cultish Gülenist Movement. Proving that no scandal is too large for the combined financial... more »

X Factor: The nadir of naturalism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Is *X Factor* the nadir of reality television? Hell no. It’s just one low point out of many. (Try Google for evidence. It won’t take long.) But the on-air snit that’s got everyone talking does demonstrate the nadir of a particular school of literature. Before I go there, listen to a comedienne. Take it away Michele A’Court: [image: image]The problem with sticking real people on television is that we get to see all that when really we were hoping for something else. You're hoping to see a nice bloke having a crack at singing stardom and instead meet a dude who was involved in a fat... more »

Israeli TV Exit Polls Indicate That Prime Minister Netanyahu Will Retain His Premiership

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Times of Israel:* *TV exit polls show Netanyahu likely to retain premiership* *High turnout on polling day; Netanyahu says foreign money could topple Likud; despite his warnings of high Arab turnout, it lags 12 points behind Jewish; Jewish Home seen shrinking in final hours* *Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday as Israeli citizens headed for the ballots to vote for Israel’s 20th Knesset, bringing a heated campaign season to a close. Polls from the end of last week left options open for a tight race. TV exit polls were published at 10 p.m., as polling stations closed,... more »

US Air Force Veteran Charged For Trying To Join Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *U.S. Air Force Veteran Charged With Attempting to Support Islamic State* *A U.S. Air Force veteran has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn on charges of attempting to support Islamic State, the latest in a string of cases involving American recruits to the militant group.* *Officials have accused Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, a 47-year-old U.S. citizen living in New Jersey, of traveling to Turkey in an attempt to cross the border to Syria and fight violent jihad for Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Mr. Pugh allegedly flew to Turkey from Egypt,... more »

Is FingerReader Positive Wearable Technology?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 8 hours ago
We talk of wearable technology and see a deluge of wantabees who all want to be seen in their ‘Emporer’s New Clothes.’ But it often is frustrating that we continue to leave many behind in our search for the next best gadget to be seen with. We were taken aback years ago when we saw the ‘sixth sense’ development of Pranev Mistryand today some of the most exciting technology still remains with the likes of MIT. This week, we read of a MIT’s finger device, which is not an iRing or iWatch mini, but a remarkable device aimed at helping the visually Impaired read and engage with the writt... more »

Israel election: No clear winner, exit polls suggest per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31933326 does seem to show that Israel is NOT an apartheid state as is so often falsely claimed: 'The Joint Arab List, an alliance of Israeli Arab-dominated parties, has come third with about 13 seats, exit polls suggest. It has said, however, that it will not take any positions in government.'

Comments Restored

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
Loyal, even devout, readers of the Duck may have noted somewhere along the way that comment streams of yore seemingly disappeared. That could be frustrating if you wanted to go back to an exchange you had with Duck contributors and enthusiasts. I’m happy to report that with the help of our web designer support extraordinaire […]

Ain't I a Lefty?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Late to the party, but like I care. Tim Lott wrote about being castigated as a lefty because he doesn't toe the party line on a number of issues. This sees him denounced, defamed, and condemned to the Lubyanka. Well, *he did admit he quite liked* Spiked. The big sticking point however, is this. Permit me to quote Tim at length: I believe the jury is still out about whether gender identity is entirely constructed. I question whether the gender pay gap in Britain is as large as is sometimes suggested, and wonder whether it may have as much to do with the way it is calculated and with... more »

March 17: First go to.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
news.nationalpost.com/2015/03/17/tory-mp-larry -miller-on-women-wearing-nigab-at-citizenship-ceremonies-stay-the-hell-where-you-came-from. Don't read the story. Just look at the big, full colour photo of the man. He looks like a smirking, self-righteous, self-adoring porker who is a little too carefully dressed to be honest. He could be a drug dealer. Or a pimp. Or a gambler. Or anything that's foul-mouthed. In fact, he is a Conservative member of parliament. This is the man who says that women who wear the nigab at citizenship ceremonies should "stay the hell where they came from.... more »

The Long War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Michel Chossudovsky is a Canadian economist and founder of the website GlobalResearch.ca (Centre for Research on Globalisation). He is a professor of economics at the University of Ottawa, a contributor to the French magazine Le Monde diplomatique and an author. After working for the United Nations as a consultant and advising several governments in Latin America and Africa, he became renowned for his criticism of neoliberalism and the Washington Consensus. In 1993 Chossudovsky wrote an article in the New York Times saying that Yeltsin's neoliberal reforms and privatization polici... more »

Johnny Hazard : Parents of missing Mexican students take action

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
A new report by an expert within the Mexican government casts further doubt on the credibility of the official story. By Johnny Hazard | Special to The Rag Blog | March 17, 2015 Austin with Ayotzinapa: From March 18-20, a … finish reading Johnny Hazard : Parents of missing Mexican students take action

The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Barbara Loe Fisher* - Why have politicians in 12 states already filed legislation to eliminate non-medical vaccine exemptions, leaving only a very narrow medical exemption that most people cannot get? The post The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready? appeared first on Waking Times.

Syria Claims To Have Shot Down A U.S. Reconnaissance Plane Near Latakia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
BBC *Reuters:* *Syria says brings down U.S. drone - SANA news agency* *BEIRUT, March 17 (Reuters) - Syria's state news agency SANA said on Tuesday its air defences have brought down a U.S. surveillance plane in the coastal province of Latakia."Syrian air defences brought down a hostile U.S. surveillance plane in northern Latakia," SANA said in a bulletin, without giving further details.* *Update: *Syria shoots down American aircraft: SANA -- Daily Star *WNU Editor:* They are now claiming that it was a drone. We will update this story as more news becomes available.

The UN's Peace Keeping Operation In Darfur Is A Complete Failure

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) peacekeepers patrol the damaged and empty Labado village in South Darfur December 10, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah *The Guardian*: *Darfur peacekeeping force to be cut back amid accusations of incompetence* *Joint UN-African Union force has been failing to protect civilians in the Sudanese region and needs to be made more effective, say UN officials* *One of the world’s largest peacekeeping forces is being cut back and revamped as it has been failing to protect civilians in the vast Sudanese reg... more »

Iraq's Offensive To Retake Tikrit Stalled By Booby Traps And Hundreds Of Determined Islamic State Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*AFP*: *Iraq's Tikrit offensive stalled by IS bombs* *Samarra (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraq's offensive to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State group was stalled Tuesday because of streets and buildings rigged with booby trap bombs and by the several hundred jihadists still holding out there.* *Troops, police and militia fairly easily boxed the jihadists in over recent days, but mopping them up is proving to be far harder.* *"The battle to retake Tikrit will be difficult because of the preparations (IS) made," said Jawwad al-Etlebawi, spokesman for Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a Shiite militia playin... more »

Breaking News: Adorable Aaron Schock calls it quits

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Say good night, Aaron. Too many questions about his finances, it appears -- as of yesterday including a new batch to come from the Office of Congressional Ethics. This made for a tough call here at DWT Command -- to preempt our festive St. Patrick's Day coverage, scheduled for 3pm PT/6pm ET, pushing it even farther back into the night, or delay coverage of the departure of America's Dishiest Congressman till the 7pm PT/10pm ET slot. St. Patrick's Day won. -- *Ken* # *UPDATE* It looks like Schock's predecceser's son, Darin LaHood, will be the GOP Establishment pick for IL-18. Th... more »

Supplemental: Chozick turns Hillary into a LIAR!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015As it was done with Al Gore:* Yesterday, Hillary Clinton engaged in some funnin’ at a St. Patrick’s event. Speaking before an Irish-American group, she quipped about getting a DNA test to prove she was slightly Irish. Amy Chozick wrote it up in a news report in the New York Times. By the time we finished her report, we wondered what a DNA test of Chozick herself might reveal! Is Amy Chozick human? Or is she a different type of life form? That’s the question we were asking after reading her “news report.” Chozick’s report took us back to the good old days—t... more »

Oglala Commemoration 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Oglala Commemorationwww.oglalacommemoration.com This year's event is coming together, slowly but surely.  So far it will be a 2 day event, with a 3rd day pending.  So please come out for the 16th Annual Oglala Commemoration  - Leonard Peltier Day.June 25th Thursday - The Oglala Commemoration Committee will be host to the ILPDC Support Meeting.   We invite all

"Genetics Proposes: Epigenetics Disposes"- The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*This was almost ready to go last week.... sigh. * *I found a brief, less then ten minute video, explaining Epigenetics- * *Exploring Epigenetics looks to be a necessity to understanding the mechanism behind -The chemical manipulation of humanity- This may shed light on how EDC's are altering DNA in every living thing, contributing to the increase in gender bending mutations in all living creatures, including humans, along with the ever increasing dis ease toll * *In the video below the speaker suggests this is new science. I agree and disagree with that.* *This is new science in ... more »

New World Order Spirituality: Blueprint for a Global Religious Authority

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Matthew Butler* - Lately there have been signs of a top-down push for the globalisation of religion as well, with calls for global political authority over the world’s spirituality. The post New World Order Spirituality: Blueprint for a Global Religious Authority appeared first on Waking Times.

Viet Nam ~ Agemt Orange ~ Blue Water Navy Vets

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 11 hours ago
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Geomagnetic Storm in Progress

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
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Keane: "Put U.S. Bases into Eastern Europe"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Jack Keane is a retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and a defense analyst currently serving as Chairman of the Board for the Institute for the Study of War. This is a perfect example of the kind of media we are getting these days across the USA. War mongering to the max.

Iranian Fighter-Bombers Operating in Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Belling Cat:* *Iranian Fighter-bombers Operating in Syria* *The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF), entangled in a bloody civil war that will soon reach its four-year mark, relies heavily on Russia and Iran to keep attrition from diminishing its firepower. After having upgraded several SyAAF Mi-17s with armour plates and FLIR cameras, stationing Mojaher 4, Yasir and Shahed 129 UAVs in Syria and even providing an Il-76TD to the SyAAF on behalf of Syrian Air, Iran is now further consoldating its stake in the conflict by the delivery of ten Su-22s to Syria.* *WNU Editor:* The next questi... more »

Clear Evidence of Atmospheric Emissions

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
I just returned from a fantastic conference on RADIATION ECOLOGIES and the humanities. I'll post more about the conference when I have a bit more time. Right now I just want to note that clear emissions can be seen from the area of unit 3 on TEPCO webcam 1. It is not raining, as evident from the dry ground visible in the screenshot of the Futaba cam view (second screenshot): Netc is showing quite a few elevated monitoring sites in the US. I've not tracked readings for the last 4 days because I had no access so I don't know if this is following a sudden spike that I missed wi... more »

Mexico: A UFO Over the Teotihuacán Pyramid?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
*Prof. Ana Luisa Cid* has shared a photo taken at Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán. She adds: "I took many photos at the Pyramid of the Sun. Some of them show things I didn't see with the naked eye. At this very moment, people were "charging themselves with energy"...a UFO? Inexplicata Podcasts covering items from UFO / paranormal history in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean

Free Planet vs War World - dual trilogies - books #3 both finished

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 12 hours ago
*dual trilogies complete @ 180,000 words each* I'm on holiday for the week from driving my buses around Oxford, and those Free Planet vs War World dual-trilogy part-3 novels I was struggling to gain any narrative traction in since 2014 dawned... "*Kumiko*" (*war world #3*) and "*Reaper*" (*free planet #3*) ...they're finished. I say 'finished'. I've been rehashing Reaper from the mess that it was for the last three days *solid* (moved every single paragraph up and/or down the length of the book, reassigning whole pages of spiel or soliloquy across the alternate chapters etc. ditchi... more »

“Cleaning Up” in Ukrainian: “Let the Russians go Home in Body Bags”

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 12 hours ago
I want to send a huge thank you to my friend Anna who got this article translated out of the original Russian into German, and then into English for me so that I could publish it without using Google translate- which made a total incomprehensible mess of it. This is a HUGE piece of news that the media- the Ukraine AND the US/western media outlets- - have completely ignored! Please report this out to your social media groups. d http://news-front.info/2015/03/17/cleaning-up-in-ukrainian-let-the-russians-go-home-in-body-bags/ “Cleaning Up” in Ukrainian: “Let the Russians go Home i... more »

The Roswell Slides - A Bried Recap

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
Curt Collins, over at his blog has posted a recap of the Roswell Slides history. Rather than repost it here, or to rewrite it (with his permission, of course) I thought the easiest course would be to link to it. It is an interesting recap and covers what we know to this point. For those who wish to read it, you can find it here: http://www.blueblurrylines.com/2015/03/roswell-slides-or-fraud-prints.html And yes, we are all playing into the hands of those who will be presenting the information on May 5 in Mexico City, but what the heck, there are tens of thousands interested in this.

Worries Rise On The Growth Of The Islamic State In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Afghanistan and Islamic State flag. Eurasia Review *Reuters*:* U.N. concerned by Islamic State's ability to unite Afghan insurgents* *(Reuters) - The United Nations is concerned by the presence of Islamic State in Afghanistan but says the militant group's power to unite insurgents is more significant than its capabilities in the war-torn country, a top U.N. official said on Monday.* *U.N. envoy Nicholas Haysom briefed the U.N. Security Council on Afghanistan, where attempts are under way to broker an end to 13 years of conflict between the Taliban, who were ousted in a U.S.-led wa... more »

In chambers discussions without accused improper unless dealing with trivialities

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
R. v. Poulos, 2015 ONCA 182: [17] On the facts of this case, the appellant was denied his right to "be present in court during the whole of his... trial". The Crown quite appropriately concedes the s. 650(1) breach, but argues that the *curative proviso* should save the verdict. [18] Not every in-chambers discussion will constitute part of the accused's "trial". The classification of an in-chambers discussion as part of the trial will depend on whether the context and contents of the discussion involved or affected the vital interests of the accused or whether any dec... more »

Where to Find the News?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
- It's like a circus sideshow watching the election in Israel. Netanyahu is going nuts as he tries to create big fear across his country. The Washington Post reports today: “The right-wing government is in danger,” Netanyahu said. “Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls. Left-wing organizations are busing them out." The man is a racist and fascist and likely a psychopath and I pray he loses the election today. Some 20 percent of eligible voters in Israel are Palestinians, also referred to as Israeli Arabs. In recent elections, many have opt... more »

Images suggest upgrades to China's early series J-11s

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 12 hours ago
[image: J-11A Flanker]Images have emerged on Chinese military web forums suggesting sensor upgrades to Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-11A combat aircraft, with reports noting that two regiments have received these modifications so far. Upgraded J-11As appear to have four new missile approach warning systems (MAWS), two just aft the cockpit facing forward and two pointing aft on the vertical stabilisers. Similar systems have previously been fitted to the H-6M and H-6K strategic bombers. Chinese reports also indicate that cockpit displays have been upgraded and that an upgrade... more »

South Korea Accuses North Korea For Cyber-Attack On Its Nuclear Facilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *S.Korea blames N.Korea for December hack on nuclear operator* ** Investigation cites IP addresses as proof* Govt vows to enhance cyber security* North Korea denies involvement (Adds North Korea denial)SEOUL, March 17 (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday blamed North Korea for cyberattacks against the country's nuclear reactor operator last December, based upon investigations into Internet addresses used in the hacking, but Pyongyang denied any involvement.The conclusion reached by South Korean prosecutors comes less than a week after a hacker believed to be behind... more »

Will An Iranian Nuclear Deal Collapse Oil Prices?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Iran’s Nuclear Deal Could Open Oil Flood* *A deal to ease Western sanctions could hit an already-glutted global oil market.Iran, the U.S. and its allies are pushing ahead with talks over a nuclear deal that would change many things—perhaps none faster than the price of oil.Iranian exports in recent years have been essentially capped by Western sanctions aimed at pressuring Tehran over its nuclear ambitions. A deal easing those sanctions could eventually translate into half a million barrels or more a day in Iranian crude heading into a currently glutte... more »

World News Briefs -- March 17, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*VOA:* *Israelis Vote in Tight Parliamentary Election* *JERUSALEM - Israelis are choosing a new parliament Tuesday, in an election that has been heightened by a tight race between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party and a center-left alliance led by led by Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog.* *Voters went to the polls early, and in large numbers, leading election officials to predict turnout could be reach an all-time high.* *The latest pre-election surveys for the 120-member parliament showed Netanyahu's Likud party trailing a few seats behind Herzog's center-left ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Historian: Irish have deep roots in New Orleans ~Jacki Jing, WGNO* *LSU AgCenter economist leads team asking, How do you measure a community’s natural, social and cultural wealth? ~Ted Griggs, Advocate * *City citing owners for paving parking in front of homes ~WWLTV* *Former Zara’s on Prytania slated to become new Garden District Grocery ~Uptown Messenger* *Coastal Rundown: The Wetlands Youth Summit ~Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO*

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

The Economy: "Lenin Was Right…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Lenin Was Right…"* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - "Today, the second of the speech about the end of the world we recently gave at Doug Casey’s La Estancia de Cafayate. (You can catch up on the first part here.) "As Yogi Berra would say, America is going to come to a fork in the road… and it’s going to take it. Right now, the Fed isn’t as aggressive as the European Central Bank (which is set to pump €1.2 trillion into the financial markets by way of its QE program) or as innovative as the Bank of Japan (which is buying stock market funds as well as bonds ... more »

"The Only Kind Of Varmint..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it." ~ John Steinbeck, "Sweet Thursday"

“The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“The Wolf Is Guarding the Hen House: * *The Government’s War on Cyberterrorism”* By John W. Whitehead “The game is rigged, the network is bugged, the government talks double-speak, the courts are complicit and there’s nothing you can do about it.”— David Kravets, reporting for Wired “Nothing you write, say, text, tweet or share via phone or computer is private anymore. As constitutional law professor Garrett Epps points out, “Big Brother is watching… Big Brother may be watching you right now, and you may never know. Since 9/11, our national life has changed forever. Surveillance i... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 17, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A serviceman carries a air-to-ground missile next to Sukhoi Su-25 jet fighters during a drill at the Russian southern Stavropol region, March 12, 2015. Russia has started military exercises in the country's south, as well as in Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and in Crimea, annexed from Ukraine last year, news agency RIA reported on Thursday, citing Russia's Defence Ministry. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko *Daily Mail: **Putin's show of military strength: Russian president mobilises entire 'Northern Fleet' of 45,000 troops, 41 ships and 110 aircraft to dwarf Na... more »

China's Female 'Top Guns'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
China's female acrobatic pilots Yu Xu, Tao Jiali, Sheng Yifei, He Xiaoli have left for Malaysia on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, where they will be performing at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) next week. [Photo: Chinanews.com] *CCTV:* *China's first female J-10 pilots make overseas debut* F*our female acrobatic pilots will perform at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia next week, in China-made J-10 fighters.* *The four members of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force acrobatic team left for Malaysia ... more »

The Anger Trap

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - We must keep anger in its place. The general populace is being set up and baited for violent response. The post The Anger Trap appeared first on Waking Times.

China In Search Of Its Own 'Top Guns'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Katie Hunt, CNN:* *Wanted: China's next top guns* *Hong Kong (CNN)The search is on for China's teen top guns.* *China said Monday it has selected 16 high schools to offer pilot training as the country's armed forces seek to attract better qualified recruits.* *The schools, in 11 provinces across the country, will recruit 1,000 male junior high school students aged between 14 to 16, the China Daily reported.* *Successful applicants will receive flight training and "military standard" physical training in addition to their regular high-school studies.* *It's the latest attemp... more »

"A Strange Animal..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
“Man is a strange animal, he doesn't like to read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.” ~ Adlai Stevenson Graphic: Vela Zanetti, “Mural of Human Rights” - http://www.wikiart.org/

Non-Duality and the Meaning of Religion

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Hans Meijer* - The challenge is to dive deep into your mind and to become aware of those aspects of your life where your self interest is contrary to the spiritual laws which sustain life. The post Non-Duality and the Meaning of Religion appeared first on Waking Times.

HANDS UP, DON’T REPORT: Lawrence’s gang hangs bad guy high!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015Part 2—Worst cable transcript ever:* Yesterday, at the Washington Post, insider journalist Jonathan Capehart did something very unusual. In this very unusual post, Capehart said that he was mistaken in much of his past work about the shooting of Michael Brown. He quoted at length from the recent Justice Department report, to which he reacted as follows: CAPEHART (3/16/15): What DOJ found made me ill. Wilson knew about the theft of the cigarillos from the convenience store and had a description of the suspects. *Brown fought with the officer and tried to ... more »

Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *Iran nuclear talks still far from a deal, officials say* *Hopes are fading that the outline of a landmark deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program will be completed this week, as western officials emphasize a long list of obstacles that continue to block progress.* *Sunday, as negotiators for the United States and Iran gathered here, some diplomats and observers had predicted that the outline of a deal could be announced by Friday. But in briefings Tuesday, officials struck a more pessimistic tone about the talks, which involve Iran, the United States and five other wor... more »

Israelis Go To The Polls -- News Updates March 17, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*VOX*: *Israel is voting today. Here are the very basics* ** Israelis vote today in a national election, the first since 2013, to form their next government. The country has a parliamentary system, which means Israelis vote for parties rather than individuals.* ** Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud is in a very tight race with the center-left Zionist Union, led by Isaac Herzog.* ** Polls have broken Herzog's way recently, but Israel's complicated political system makes it almost impossible to know which party will end up leading the government. So it's not ... more »

Children's Tylenol, on the market, knowing product was contaminated with metal

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Maker Of Children's Tylenol Contaminated With Metal Particles Pleads GuiltyTylenol Maker Admits to Selling Liquid Medicine Contaminated with Metal* *Because the hydra of big pharma, oil, agriculture, chemical and war care about human health?* "The maker of Tylenol pleaded guilty in a Federal Court on Tuesday to selling liquid medicine contaminated with metal. *Metal particles, including nickel, iron and chromium*, were introduced during the manufacturing process at McNeil’s plant in Fort Washington. Prosecutors said McNeil knew about the problem for nearly a year but failed to... more »

Right-Wing Pushes to Extend Full Spectrum Dominance

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
*Objectives for the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act* *The ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation has published a backgrounder on the NDAA. Here is the part relevant to nukes and 'missile defense'.* *(See the entire document by clicking on the link in the headline above.)* The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a central piece of legislation for Congress each year. The NDAA is one of the last remaining bills that enjoys true bipartisan consensus, in part because Congress understands the critical need to set defense policies and guidelines for national securi... more »

Statement From The Family Of Rachel Corrie On The 12th Anniversary Of Rachel's Stand In Gaza

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
Yes, yesterday marked the 12th anniversary of that fateful day when Rachel Corrie stood defiantly in front of an AMERICAN BOUGHT AND PAID FOR Israeli armored Caterpillar Corporation bulldozer as it was attempting to demolish a home in Rafah, occupied Gaza Strip.... Everyone knows the story by now where she slipped and fell under the bulldozer as it moved forward and then proceeded to drop its front end bucket and backed up PURPOSELY over Rachel's body, crushing her underneath... Rachel died a short time later.... To this date, the family of Rachel Corrie has had NO justice from the ... more »

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James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago

Paul Craig Roberts: "Wolf Blitzer (CNN, March 13) used the cover of a news program to broadcast a propaganda performance straight out of the Third Reich or perhaps from George Orwell’s 1984. The orchestration presented Russia as a massive, aggressive military threat. The screen was filled with missiles firing and an assortment of American General Strangeloves urging provocative measures to be deployed against the Russian Threat. Blitzer’s program is part of the orchestrated propaganda campaign whose purpose is to prepare Americans for conflict with Russia." The Blogger: "Had he not commited suicide, Goebbels would have been hung for doing precisely what Blitzer is doing now. Wake up America!"

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 15 hours ago
------------------------------ *CNN Is Beating the Drums of War — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ March 14, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter CNN Is Beating the Drums of War Paul Craig Roberts President George W. Bush’s national security advisor, Condi Rice, warned Americans that Saddam Hussein’s (nonexistent) weapons of mass destruction could result in a mushroom cloud going up over an American city. No such threat existed. But today a very real threat exists over all Ame... more »

Spiritual Leader To Iraq’s Insurgency Harith Dhari Dies In Exile

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
At the start of March 2015 Harith Dhari the head of the Association of Muslim Scholars died in Turkey. Dhari was a leading opponent of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, which led him to support the insurgency. Both his son and nephew became leaders in militant groups as a result. Dhari was eventually issued an arrest warrant that caused him to leave the country, and later the United States and United Nations labeled him a terrorist supporter as well. Even after the American military withdrawal in 2011, he continued to criticize the Iraqi government. Dhari represented the Sunni rejectio... more »

What Is China's Real Defense Budget?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami, Real Clear Defense/War Is Boring*: *How Much Is China Really Spending on Its Military?* *China has announced its defense budget for 2015. Beijing will spend the equivalent of $144.2 billion dollars on its military, a 10.1-percent increase year over year.* *But this probably isn’t the real number — and there are serious questions about Beijing’s defense budget. For one, how much of an actual increase will the Chinese military get? Does this keep track with economic growth? And what does China spend more on — defending against foreign enemies or its own people?* *T... more »

Selling the TPP

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
This just in: President Obama will sell the corporate coup known as the Trans- Pacific Partnership by hilariously claiming that it's a sweeping renegotiation of NAFTA, and ideal for Etsy sellers, to boot. That was the big takeaway from an Organizing for Action conference call last night with one of President Obama's top advisers. Besides spending an hour not answering a few pre-selected questions, White House communications guru David Simas provided the several hundred Obamabots who phoned in with some handy talking points to convince their progressive friends that the TPP is progre... more »

Three Weeks From Today-- Showdown In Chicago

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
When Republican Senator Mark Kirk warned Chicagoland voters that they should support corporate Democrat Rahm Emanuel against actual Democrat Jesús Chuy García or risk the wrath of the Wall Street barons, he was hardly the first Illinois Republican to get behind Emanuel. The state's billionaire governor, Bruce Rauner, like Rahm a private equity predator before running for office, has been working behind the scenes to help Emanuel against the mounting support for Chuy. Rayner and Emanuel have even staged a little kabuki-theater dispute to show Chicago voters that Rahm will "stand up... more »

Paranoia Unbound

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Stephen Harper has always defended his abolition of the long gun registry by saying it prohibited farmers and hunters from using the tools of their trade. But last week, in Saskatoon, he said that Canadians needed guns to protect their castles: “My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said. He now suggests that Canadians are under attack from jihadists and from prisoners who will not be behind bars forever. Lawrence Martin writes: The Co... more »

10 Ingredients in Processed Foods That Steal Nutrients From Your Body

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*April McCarthy* - Unless you're living on a farm in the middle of nowhere, chances are you consume at least some packaged foods. The post 10 Ingredients in Processed Foods That Steal Nutrients From Your Body appeared first on Waking Times.

Russian Military Conducts A Surprise Nationwide Military Drill

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu provided details of Russia's latest snap exercise at the National Defence Control Centre in Moscow on 16 March Source: Russian MoD *Reuters:* *Russia starts nationwide show of force* *(Reuters) - More than 45,000 Russian troops as well as war planes and submarines started military exercises across much of the country on Monday in one of the Kremlin's biggest shows of force since its ties with the West plunged to Cold War-lows.* *President Vladimir Putin called the Navy's Northern Fleet to full combat readiness in exercises in Russia's Arcti... more »

Study Finds Earth’s Ocean Abyss Has NOT Warmed- Not Warmed!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
Recall we are supposed to believe that the oceans have absorbed the warming that hasn’t occurred for approximately 15 years now? Yup, in 2013 we were informed by the AGW agenda pushers/profiteers that the deep ocean absorbed all the warming. Allegedly*. IPCC claims deep ocean water taking a bullet for us* “Initially absorbed by surface waters, that *heat is increasingly moving into the deep ocean, *where it may seem "hidden" ..... *Of course, claims being, claims- these claims were completely wrong* *Late in 2014 NASA admitted. Acknowledged, exactly the opposite based on actual wa... more »

BBQ Oven Pork Chops

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
[image: BBQ Oven Pork Chops| HousewifeEclectic.Com] If you are looking for a easy way to make BBQ Pork Chops in your oven, look no further. These chops come out fall apart tender and they take very little prep work. They are almost as easy as throwing them in a crock pot. You will need: - A pan with deep enough sides to allow the pork chops to sit in water (I usually use a 9x13) - Water - White Onion, sliced - Pork Chops - Salt and Pepper - BBQ sauce, I love to use a honey BBQ sauce Layer onions on the bottom of your pan. Salt and pepper both sides of the pork... more »

Know The Difference..... Author Unknown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Bright British pupils do 50% worse if they're poor* *Hmmm. I have read the PDF of this study and am not greatly impressed. I am perfectly sure that the overall conclusion (headline above) of the study is pretty right but I see some deficiencies in methodology and in the reasons given for the findings.I am particularly unimpressed by the measure used to classify children as "bright". The authors assess that by the grades in core subjects attained at the end of primary school. But that is a product of many things -- as the report itself acknowledges -- rather... more »

A Look At The $400 Billion War Plane That 'Does Not Fly'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Reuters *Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times:* *How to Build a $400 Billion F-35 That Doesn’t Fly* *The Pentagon’s embattled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to be plagued with so many problems that it can’t even pass the most basic requirements needed to fly in combat, despite soaring roughly $170 billion over budget. * *As the most expensive weapons program in the Pentagon’s history, the $400 billion and counting F-35 is supposed to be unlike any other fighter jet—with high-tech computer capabilities that can identify a combatant plane at warp speed. However, major design flaws a... more »

Cold Fusion Reactor Verified by Third-Party Researchers at one Million Times Energy Density of Gasoline

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
[image: E-cat cold fusion/LENR device] The Rossi Ecat cold fusion reactor has passed third party testing with flying colors. This is great news. This is also a major advance in physics as well. The original phenomena was marginal. this is no longer the case. I have watched this for several years so far and each step forward has been painful. now we have something worthwhile right now. It is still a heat engine, but guess what, we need heat engines. In fact after transport it is the next big need. Transport is now a solved problem but i would rather not convert... more »

Lockheed Martin's New Fusion Reactor

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
Of course, i know that grid fusion energy will be obsolete before it is successfully put in place. However we have here a completely new architecture that is compelling and should work. After over fifty years of watching Rube Goldberg hard at work, this is very welcome. Other designs fall apart exponentially and this appears to avoid that trap. At least we can hope. I much prefer Focus Fusion technology but suspect it is also on the knife edge of exponential difficulties. Fusion research has blossomed this past fifteen years and we are going to have a number of solutions a... more »

Lulzbot Mini is the 3D printer

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
Temporary as technical dominance usually is, this report appears to show a convenient tool as best in class. That means it is safe enough for the serious user and hobbyist. It will still demand personal skills beyond the machine to really use this tool. I usually leave hardware alone, but this line of tools is new of course and now we have a viable tool for mass tinkering at least. It is definitely safe to play with to develop marketable skills on. The market is now truly expanding past first adopters and i am seeing the product show up commercially. It can only become larger... more »

Ancient Writings tell of Modern Technology From 4000 BC.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
We continue to piece together our prehistory and this item recaptures in a logical framework, the mass of material out of the Indian Sub continent. A number of blanks get filled in. What we do know today is that the Atlantean Age as a global phenomena ran from 2500 BC through 1159 BC as a sea based trading enterprise relying of mostly native copper from Lake superior to provide a natural currency. This was a primitive Bronze Age culture amply present in the archeological record. We also know about the Pleistocene nonconformity of 12900 BP or 10900 BC. This was brought a... more »

Barney Miller: NWO and Trilateral Commission Explained in 2 Minutes by Jeffrey Tambor

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Amanda Warren In what some may call a deliberate sequence of predictive programming, there is a little-remembered scene in the show *Barney Miller,* where an arrested man is trying to warn people of the true nature of the Trilateral Commission - founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller ostensibly to "foster" global political cooperation. (Ironically, the arrested man who broke into the Trilateral Commission office is played by Jeffrey Tambor who is more recently known for his role in *Arrested Development*.) Right away, he is painted as a "conspiracy nut" and a crazy man for suggesti... more »

Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Aaron Dykes & Melissa Melton Check out this old toy gun commercial from the 1950s or '60s and compare it to how children who play with toy guns (or even their own food or fingers fashioned like a gun) are treated today. Do you think kids today are going to want to uphold their 2nd Amendment rights after they are terrorized and suspended or expelled by their schools for chewing a breakfast tart into an L-shape or being forced at age five to undergo a psych eval for bringing a Hello Kitty bubble gun to class? Others not included here are a kid who was suspended for having gun wall... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Warmists promoting skeptics again* *There's no such thing as bad publicity. Some excerpts from a a film review below that give Marc Morano a good plug* "Merchants of Doubt," directed by Robert Kenner, focuses on corporate spin doctors such as those who deny the existence of human-made climate change. (Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics) In Washington, everyone’s always pushing something. There’s Robert Kenner, sitting in the private banquet room of a Georgetown hotel, in front of a poster for his new documentary, “Merchants of Doubt,” which he has come to town, he says, to “sell.... more »

California’s SB277 Eliminates Vaccine Exemptions & Destroys Personal Beliefs

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
By Experimental Vaccines California, along with many other states, is attempting to remove parents' ability to opt out of or adjust the schedule of recommended vaccines. New legislation explained in the video below. Visit ExperimentalVaccines.org *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Keep Us Safe?!?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago
Isn't it odd that the folks who come up with the desperate arguments that global warming is a fraud are the same people who used to swear up and down, in the face of all the evidence, that Saddam Hussein was harboring "Weapons of Mass Destruction"? (I mean, as long we're trying to mock each other for believing in nonsense and all. People who bought that whole WMD's bullshit really ought to shut the fuck up about their Great Global Warming Conspiracy theory.) stephen harper has taken to the idiotic US right-wing meme that his highest duty is to keep Canadians safe. Glenn Greenwald w... more »

What’s in a Vaccine?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Infographic - *Do childhood vaccine programs yield the modern scourges of hyperactivity, learning disabilities, autism, appetite disorders, and impulsive violence? The post What’s in a Vaccine? appeared first on Waking Times.

GAIA PORTAL: Telechronics have activated within Gaia Hue-manity

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Telechronics have activated within Gaia Hue-manity* by ÉirePort Telechronics have activated within Gaia Hue-manity. Stasis is ended. Rapidity of hu-being upgrades is noted. Serenities of Higher Light are sensed by all. Gaia responds with silence. ÉirePort | March 17, 2015 at 02:35 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-uv *tele-* *A prefix that means "at a distance," as in telemetry.* *chrono-* combining form 1. *indicating time: chronology, chronometer* *Word Origin* from Greek khronos time *stasis* *noun sta·sis \ˈstā-səs, ˈsta-\* *: a state or co... more »

U.S. Senator Wants To Stop Iran From Taking Tehran!

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 17 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Brandon Turbeville On Sunday, March 15 the author of the ridiculous and possibly treasonous letter regarding the potential agreement on a nuclear program between the P5 + 1 countries and Iran recently took to the airwaves to brazenly defend his position and his actions. In a nation so terrified of being obliterated by a nuclear bomb from countries like Iraq, North Korea, and Iran that they are willing to allow Washington to push them into a position where they very well may be blown up by a nuclear bomb from Russia, infantile propaganda clearly reigns supreme... more »

Megadrought: “California Is Turning Back Into A Desert And There Are No Contingency Plans”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“California Is Turning Back Into A Desert And There Are No Contingency Plans”* by Michael Snyder "Once upon a time, much of the state of California was a barren desert. And now, thanks to the worst drought in modern American history, much of the state is turning back into one. Scientists tell us that the 20th century was the wettest century that the state of California had seen in 1000 years. But now weather patterns are reverting back to historical norms, and California is rapidly running out of water. It is being reported that the state only has approximately a one year supp... more »

Economic News , Data and Views ( March 17 , 2015 ) - Eurozone data ( EZ CPI comes in at -0.3 as expected , employment slightly up in EZ and EU 28 ) ..... Greece items of note ( Grexit , March payments and cash crunch , Tsipras to visit Berlin and Moscow , creditor talks items , ) ..... Ukraine items of note ( natural gas situation , CDS hits 5 year high on larger write-down fears ) ...... Finland Populists ascendant .......Fed Meeting begins Tuesday...... And more !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Evening Tweets..... Greece and Institutions at complete loggerheads presently .... Numerous additional items at twitter feed *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner · 17m17 minutes ago Markets upset with #Greece as Athens angers euro creditors with lack of info. http://reut.rs/1ACbWaX [image: Embedded image permalink] *Imogen Spedding* ‏@ImogenSpedding 2m 2 minutes ago Greek Parliament to conclude talks March 18th including voting procedures at noon (local time) on Humanitarian Bill. fred walton retweeted *Loukia Gyftopoulou* @loukia_g · 1h1 hour ago #Greece gov... more »

Smack Talking ISIS Threatens to Blow Up Obama's Crib

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 18 hours ago
The fanatical Islamic jihadist organization ISIS is getting close to jumping the shark with their latest audacious series of threats. The group’s alleged spokesman has boasted that his ragtag army of smelly, gut-eating, Allah worshipping, ragheaded desert punks are going to swarm European cities Rome and Paris and absorb them into the great Islamist caliphate. For good measure the mouthy Abu Muhammad al-Adnani - who in any civilized society would be fortunate to find work as a clerk at a 7-11 store - upped the ante to include blowing up the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Emperor Barack... more »

Europe's arms exports see sharp decline

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]The United States and Russia are the world’s leading exporters of arms, while Europe's market share has fallen sharply, according to new data. The Arms Transfer Database published on Monday (16 March) by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), found that the US accounted for 31 percent of international arms exports between 2010 and 14, compared with 27 percent for Russia. Russian exports of major weapons increased by 37 percent between 2005 and 2014. Read more

Russian Strategic Strike Bombers Deployed to Crimea for Military Drills

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tu-22M3 Backfire]Russian strategic Tu-22M3 (Backfire) strike bombers have been deployed to the Crimean Peninsula to hold snap combat readiness drills, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. “During the snap combat readiness drills by the Armed Forces, strategic Tu-22M3s will be deployed to Crimea,” the source said. Earlier on Tuesday, tactical exercises were initiated in Russia's Western Military District, with the participation of 1,500 servicemen from tank units. Read more

Three Chetak helicopters for air force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The air force since Friday has three helicopters at its disposal. The three HAL Chetak Helicopters were handed over by Indian ambassador to Suriname Mrs. M. Subashini, to Defense Minister Lamure Latour. “A memorable moment,” said Latour as he reflected that it took seven years of negotiations to get the helicopters to Suriname and operational. He said that the aircraft will prove valuable in executing control and civil aviation support tasks. The helicopters were ordered in 2009 with a US$13.5 million price tag; the Indian Government had provided a US$16 million line of credit, but ... more »

Deactivated Russian missile defense facility caught on drone camera

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Abandoned and still futuristic, with a touch of a Mars colony in its looks – this is how a deactivated radar component that used to be a part of Moscow’s anti-missile shield appeared on drone footage, shot exclusively by RT’s Ruptly video agency. The A-135 anti-ballistic missile system was deployed around Moscow in 1995 to counter enemy missiles targeting the cities and its surrounding areas. It primarily consists of two layers of interceptor missile launch sites and the Don-2N battle management radar system. Read more

Astra Missile Test-fire Fails

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Astra missile]A fresh trial of beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAM) Astra was deferred on Monday, reportedly, due to a technical snag. The missile could not be launched though an unmanned aerial vehicle which was to be used as a target for the missile was flown from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Odisha coast. Defence sources said the missile was initially planned to be tested on March 12 but was rescheduled for Monday. Read more

Army buys 19 aircraft from GA

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: MQ-1C Gray Eagle]The US Army will acquire 19 Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems in Poway for almost $133 million, the Defense Department says. The price also covers a variety of support equipment. Gray Eagle is a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system that is capable of firing Hellfire missiles in addition to performing reconnaissance, surveillance, and communication operations. Read more

Selling the TPP

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 19 hours ago

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Last of the Mohicans”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Vangelis, “Last of the Mohicans” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5anLPw0Efmo&html5=1

Carl Sagan, “We Humans Are Capable Of Greatness”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Carl Sagan, “We Humans Are Capable Of Greatness” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ugFcwsgpE&html5=1

Umbral moonshine and Golay code

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Many of us greatly liked Erica Klarreich's article Mathematicians Chase Moonshine’s Shadow in the Quanta Magazine. The subtitle summarizes the article as "Researchers are on the trail of a mysterious connection between number theory, algebra and string theory" and it is a balanced and poetic overview of the history of moonshine, its shadowy generalization, and some recent results in the subfield. *In his 1975 paper, Andrew Ogg actually promised a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey to the person who proves the connection (page 7-07: "Une bouteille de Jack Daniels est offerte à celui ... more »

First of 10 Apache units converts, adds 12 Shadow UASs

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RQ-7B Shadow]The first of 10 AH-64 Apache battalions to receive Shadow unmanned aerial systems will be reflagged today at Fort Bliss, Texas. The 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment will become 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, making it the first Apache battalion to be converted to a heavy attack reconnaissance squadron. The conversion adds three platoons of RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial systems to the unit and is part of the Army's five-year Aviation Restructuring Initiative. Part of the restructure eliminates the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, the venerable armed scout reconnaiss... more »

Philippines Air Force to receive first C-295 aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: C295 Persuader]The Philippines Air Force (PAF) is reportedly set to take delivery of its first C-295M military transport aircraft later this month. Airbus Military will hand over the first aircraft at Clark Air Base on Luzon Island in the Philippines, between 23 and 25 March, reported philstar.com Philippines Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo said: "It will be the first delivery of the brand new aircraft. We will be there to receive the aircraft delivered from Spain." Read more

Iranian Fighter-bombers Operating in Syria

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: IRIAF Su-22 Fitter]The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF), entangled in a bloody civil war that will soon reach its four-year mark, relies heavily on Russia and Iran to keep attrition from diminishing its firepower. After having upgraded several SyAAF Mi-17s with armour plates and FLIR cameras, stationing Mojaher 4, Yasir and Shahed 129 UAVs in Syria and even providing an Il-76TD to the SyAAF on behalf of Syrian Air, Iran is now further consoldating its stake in the conflict by the delivery of ten Su-22s to Syria. These ten aircraft, part of a batch of 40 flown to Iran during Op... more »

Diver from Laconia helps aircraft carrier return to sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN+71)]Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is now back at sea thanks to some assistance from a U.S. Navy underwater team that included a diver from Laconia. Navy Diver 1st Class Mike Bayer of Laconia was part of a crew that helped clean out the intake of the aircraft carrier earlier this week after it had become clogged by sea water teeming with a marine organism called Bryozoa. The clogged intake prevented the USS Roosevelt from leaving Naval Air Station Norfolk in Virginia on Monday as scheduled. Read more

Kratos Supports Successful Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Test

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: BMD Targets]The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Sailors aboard the USS CARNEY (DDG-64), USS GONZALEZ (DDG-66) and USS BARRY (DDG-52) successfully completed a flight test on February 24, 2015 involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system, stated MDA in a news release. Kratos and its industry partners supported the test. MDA added that three short-range ballistic missile targets were launched near simultaneously from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. Two Aegis BMD destroyers acquired and tracked the targets, while another destroyer participated in ... more »

Fincanteri sizes up Aussie frigate programme amid Asia expansion

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: ITS Carlo Margottini (FFG 587)]Italian shipbuilder Fincanteri is eyeing up the SEA 5000 Future Frigate programme in Australia that will replace the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) eight ANZAC-class frigates. The requirement is for a military off-the-shelf anti-submarine warfare (ASW) ship and Fincanteri will put forward a modified variant of its FREMM frigate that it has built for the Italian Navy. A spokesperson from the company told Shephard that Fincantieri has ‘designed and built an ASW version of the FREMM, adapted to meet the RAN’s Top Level Requirements for CEA’s rada... more »

Russian Armed Forces Search for Submarines During Drills in Barents Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Il-38 May]The combat readiness exercises include using radio radar and hydroacoustic equipment and antisubmarine weapons against simulated targets. In addition, Il-38 aircraft are delivering aerial reconnaissance support in the areas of the Barents Sea. Crews of Russian Il-38 antisubmarine aircraft and Ka-27 helicopters flew to designated zones of the Barents Sea to search for submarines in the area of deployment of the Northern Fleet during a snap combat readiness exercise, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. "After an alarm signal the aircraft alert forces of Northern ... more »

Why are submarines not included in Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HMCS Windsor (SSK 877)]Canada’s fleet of Victoria-class submarines has achieved operational status, with three of the four vessels fit to sail. But this development — 17 years in the making — is no cause for celebration. The dive depth of two of the submarines is restricted because of rust damage to the hulls, and only one has actually fired a torpedo. Just as worrisome, the Victoria-class submarines are a quarter-century old and will soon need to be replaced, though no such plans have been made. The British-built submarines were mothballed in a Scottish loch for four years... more »

Australia Favored Foreign Submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HMAS Waller (SSG 75)]The Australian Government was in favour that most submarine building would be done overseas, says a report in ABC. Cabinet’s national security committee last October favoured Australia’s new submarine fleet being mostly constructed overseas with the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) having only limited work, according to the ABC’s Four Corners. The program was told this “by sources intimately involved with the project”. The submarines became an issue for Tony Abbott in the run up to the unsuccessful motion to spill the leadership, when he was forced... more »

ThyssenKrupp ready to transfer knowhow to India for submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 214 class SSK]The ‘Project 75’ for the construction of six submarines for the Indian Navy has been in the pipeline for long time now. Dr Gurnad Sodhi, Managing Director, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) India, which is one of the companies in fray for the order, talks about what the company has to offer to India. Q. What has prompted TKMS to participate in one of the lndia’s largest Defence tender for the construction of six submarines under Project 75 India (P-75 (I) for the Indian Navy? A. The Ministry of Defence is expected to issue the P-75 (I) RFP for which we a... more »

Navy Wants 28 More Tomahawks on Virginia-Class Submarines Sooner

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS New Hampshire (SSN-778)]The Navy is evaluating whether it can add 28 more Tomahawk missiles to each Virginia-class submarine sooner than expected, service leaders said. The service plans to begin production of what's called Virginia Payload Modules, or VPM, onto Block V submarines by 2019 -- a move which would add a new section of missile tubes to the ship and increase its ability to fire Tomahawk missiles from 12 up to 40, said Navy Capt. David Goggins, Virginia-class submarine program manager. An evaluation is currently underway to assess the feasibility of adding VPM ... more »

Fixed-term parliaments were 'a mistake', says Ken Clarke - No Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
' The government's Fixed Term Parliaments Act was a "mistake", ex-Conservative cabinet minister Ken Clarke has said.' More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-31917502?ocid=socialflow_twitter

A Look At The Case Of Maj. Mathew Golsteyn And The Cancellation Of His Silver Star

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Washington Times*: *Army’s withdrawal of officer’s Silver Star sparks ire of Congress* *Green Beret saved soldiers under fire* *A group of House lawmakers is moving to strip the armed services’ civilian leaders of the power to revoke combat valor awards in response to Army Secretary John McHugh unilaterally canceling the Silver Star, one of the military’s highest honors, for a former Green Beret officer.* *Mr. McHugh took the action against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, who braved repeated enemy fire in Afghanistan, even though he has not been charged with any offenses. The Army now is ... more »

MENA Report ( March 17 , 2015 ) - Iraq / Syria Regional War and Global War on ISIS in focus ....... Yemen in focus - a look at the state of play there...... Iran nuclear Talks - hope springs eternal....... Israel Election day is today

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 23 hours ago
Links.... Additional items of the day at tweet feed.... *US Takes Iran, Hezbollah Off 'Terror Threats' List* *Iraq Halts Tikrit Offensive, Leaving ISIS in Control* *UN Envoy: ISIS Establishing an Afghan Foothold* *US Allies 'Outraged' as Kerry Proposes Talks With Assad* *Senators' Iran Letter Becoming an Issue in Nuclear Talks* ISIS Attacks Libya's Oil Facilities Families Flee Libya's Sirte as Clashes With ISIS Escalate Germany Urges Its Partners, Iran to Grab Nuclear Deal Saudis Say Iran Deal Could Start Nuclear Fuel Race Pakistan Declines to Join Saudi Arabia's Anti-Iran Alliance 25... more »

What Is Iraq's And Syria's Long Term Prospects For Peace

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The Economist *Anthony Cordesman, Real Clear World:* *Why the Strategy in Iraq and Syria Is Failing* *One of the ironies of a steadily more partisan Washington is that its politicians and policymakers continue to call for "strategy" without looking beyond the military dimension. One way to lose a war is to lose sight of the objective, and there seems to be an open contest between the administration and the Congress to see who can do the best job of ignoring the objective.* *The key question in both Iraq and in Syria - and in what is far too often treated as a "war against ISIL" -... more »

Iran And Hezbollah Are No Longer On The U.S. Intelligence Community's Terror Threat List

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's suburbs November 14, 2013. Sharif Karim/REUTERS *Times of Israel*: *US intel report scrapped Iran from list of terror threats* *Softened assessment, submitted in February, comes amid marathon nuclear talks, shared interests vis-a-vis the Islamic State* *An annual report delivered recently to the US Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, removed Iran and Hezbollah from its list of terrorism threats, after years in which they featured in similar rep... more »

An Analysis On Why The Iraqi Offensive For Tikrit Has Stalled

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:* *Iraqi offensive for Tikrit stalls as casualties mount* *NAJAF, Iraq — Iraqi forces’ operation to retake the city of Tikrit has stalled as troops suffer heavy casualties at the hands of Islamic State militants, raising concerns about whether the pro-government fighters are ready for major offensives.* *After two days of little activity on the battlefield, Iraq’s interior minister, Mohammed al-Ghabban, confirmed Monday that the offensive has “temporarily stopped.” The steady flow of coffins arriving in Iraq’s Shiite holy city of Najaf suggests a reason for the pa... more »

Ignoring U.S. Threats Major European Countries Have Decided To Join The China-Led Development Bank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Xi Jinping, fourth from right, meets with guests in October at the AIIB launch ceremony in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. Reuters *Financial Times*: *Europeans defy US to join China-led development bank* *George Parker in London, Anne-Sylvaine Chassany in Paris and Geoff Dyer in Washington.* *France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to follow Britain’s lead and join a China-led international development bank, according to European officials, delivering a blow to US efforts to keep leading western countries out of the new institution.* *The decision by the three ... more »

Growing Fears That Today's Currrency Wars May Lead To A Lehman-Style Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Riot police stand outside the European Central Bank's headquarters in Frankfurt. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach *Liam Halligan, The Telegraph:* *Global currency wars are threatening a Lehman-style crisis* *Global currency markets made front-page headlines last week as the euro plunged towards parity with a surging dollar and the pound similarly soared against the single currency.* *But why is the dollar so buoyant and the euro spiralling downward? And should you lock in the strong pound by buying your summer holiday money now?* *You may, quite reasonably, think that economic fundamental... more »

The Miracle We Were Hoping For !

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
I generally don't blog to much about family since I'm a pretty private person but in this case, I will gladly make an exception to the rule. To say that my mom has been the rock of my existence would be an gross understatement. While we share a family joke that I was the perfect child (hey Amber, had to say it, sis!), this hasn't always been true. I'm far from perfect and I'd love to take an eraser into the past to rub out some pretty big screw ups. No matter what though, Mom was always there to support me in so many ways. Truly, the woman is the most selfless person I know...o... more »

Free Download: Viktor E. Frankl, "Man's Search for Meaning"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Man's Search for Meaning"* by Viktor E. Frankl "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl is among the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud. The book begins with a lengthy, austere, and deeply moving personal essay about Frankl's imprisonment in Auschwitz and other concentration camps for five years, and his struggle during this time to find reasons to live. The second part of the book, called "Logotherapy in a Nutshell," describes the psychotherapeutic method that Frankl pioneered as a result of his experiences in the concentration camps. Freud believ... more »

The winter that wasn't

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 day ago
Movie version of the last few posts ...

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Cosmic dust clouds dim the light of background stars. But they also reflect the light of stars nearby. Since bright stars tend to radiate strongly in the blue portion of the visible spectrum, and the interstellar dust scatters blue light more strongly than red, the dusty reflection nebulae tend to be blue. Lovely examples are the wispy blue reflection nebulae near bright, hot stars Pi and Delta Scorpii (upper left and lower right) in this telescopic skyscape from the head of the constellation Scorpius. *Click image for larger size.* Of course, the contrasting red emission nebulae a... more »

"Did You Ever Wonder?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection of him?" ~ Calvin and Hobbes

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Song of the Builders"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Song of the Builders"* "On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God - a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was moving the grains of the hillside this way and that way. How great was its energy, how humble its effort. Let us hope it will always be like this, each of us going on in our inexplicable ways building the universe.” ~ Mary Oliver, “Why I Wake Early”

Chet Raymo, “All Men Have The Stars”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“All Men Have The Stars”* by Chet Raymo "At the end of his big-bang book "The First Three Minutes", physicist Steven Weinberg famously wrote: "The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless." His point is this: We have discovered in this century that the human species is just one of billions of species of life on a typical planet near a star that is just one of a trillion stars in a galaxy among hundreds of billions of galaxies. It is no longer possible, he implies, to think that the universe was made for us or that our existence is in any way importa... more »

The Mysterians

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

TPP: Why Obama's New Best Allies on the Hill Are CEOs

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Obama’s Presidential Library as envisaged by the Chicago firm HOK (view 1). Like Star Fleet Academy, but with corporate funding.* *by Gaius Publius* The TPP wars are heating up on the corporate side. As the piece linked below states: “The history of the business lobby is that it arrives late,” says Bill Reinsch, president of the National Foreign Trade Council, which advocates for free trade. “But when it does, it arrives in full force.” TPP, the "trade" deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is the next NAFTA, and "full force" time is now. The piece I'm going to quote is f... more »

Agri Econ 18: Israel's Modern, High Tech Farming

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Two weeks ago, I attended an agricultre seminar given by the Israel embassy here in Manila, to interested Filipino farmers and farm owners/managers. A friend and co-parent at TSAA, Noel Sandicon informed me about the seminar. Presentations were made by Eitan Neubauer, Counselor for Intl. Development Corp. (MASHAV), Science and Agriculture, Israeli Embassy in Beijing. Some data in their dairy farming productivity. I was amazed by their high tech farming, very high farm productivity. Water for irrigation is a big problem, rainy season is only 3 months a year. The main solution is us... more »

Signs: America To Hit The Wall And Go... Splat!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I took a walk through the local mall here in central Canada just the other day, and what I saw was alarming.. So many businesses that used to be thriving and bustling with shoppers were now either already closed and/or bankrupt, or the ones that were still open had nearly zero shoppers... It is indeed a serious sign that the Canadian economic situation is horrific....I have long said that our impending economic collapse is indeed upon us, and from what I have seen over the last while, it is nearly upon us.... Canada's economic situation is indeed in a tailspin, but it is nothing co... more »

"The Jinx" still seems to me to have been a rotten idea for a TV series. Was I wrong?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*This is just a screen grab. If you want linksyou should be able to find 'em yourself.* *by Ken* "Gut-wrenching, remarkable television," eh? Further, from the blurb for the respective entry on today's NYT "Today's Headlines" e-newsletter, I learn further: "HBO pioneered a new kind of appointment television on Sunday night." Okay then, please cancel my appointment. I really can't say anything about *The Jinx* itself. I didn't have any interest in watching it, and I still don't. And The life and times of Bobby Durst still seems to me a wretched idea for a TV miniseries. And yet .... more »

Are We Being Exterminated by HAARP?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video -* This video examines the possible relation of HAARP and chemtrails, and how humanity might gradually be exterminated if these projects continue. The post Are We Being Exterminated by HAARP? appeared first on Waking Times.

In Memorandum: Rachel Corrie - The Girl With Dreams, Murdered By The Psychotic Israelis 12 Years Ago Today

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
So many things happening around the world right now.... Ukraine crisis still ongoing with the insane push by the US for a war with Russia... Our economies are a shambles and the insane Jewish banking criminals behind it are about to pull the plug on the whole mess and send every country's economy into a tailspin... And of course we have the fraud of ISIS and the constant lies by our governments and media that this fraud of "terrorism" is a threat to us all... It is indeed a real mess.... Today, however, I want to start my reports with something that should absolutely not be overlook... more »

Ukraine Update ( March 16 , 2015 ) - Updates as to the ongoing conflict in the East Regions , discussion of recent IMF loan to Ukraine and Ukraine's financial crisis

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Links...... *Ukraine Truce Holds, But Poroshenko Complains* *Putin: Nuclear Weapons Were Readied During Ukraine Crisis* Tweets.... fred walton retweeted *RT* @RT_com · 2h2 hours ago Ukrainian police get ‘shoot to kill orders’ amid unrest over army hit & run killing of 8yo http://on.rt.com/9q9nzk [image: Embedded image permalink] fred walton retweeted *Kyiv Post* @KyivPost · 3h3 hours ago Riots in Kostyantynivka after Ukrainian armored vehicle hits and kills a child http://www.kyivpost.com/content/kyiv-p ost-plus/riots-in-kostyantynivka-after-armored-vehicle-hits-and-k... more »

Is Labour Doomed?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Tucked away in a barely-publicised corner of *The Telegraph's* web edition is this piece forecasting Labour's possible extinction. There isn't much to the article, the paper quotes Jon Cruddas (who else?) speculating about the possibility of Labour's death before moving on to attack Ed Miliband's pledge to introduce compulsory profit-sharing schemes. Let's come back to Cruddas. In the context of a discussion about the situation in Greece and whether Labour might not exist a decade from now, he reportedly replied "There is no safe ground for any orthodox parties and the stakes could... more »

(Dead Men Calling - Don't Iraq Iran)  Who's Taunting US To Go To War With Iran? The Same Group Who Want US To Starve (Kochclintopia, Inc. - It's All An Act, Folks)

Israel's Wars Are for Oil Republican policies have almost nothing to do with proof or evidence of good sense. They are solely for their base (their largely uneducated or unthinking base). If this base is pleased to starve the domestic unworthy and/or make war on foreign unworthies, then that's the policy. And when you rule the Congress. That's the program. Get ready, kids. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Not

Tensions Rising In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine ceasefire* *SPARTAK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Heavy machinegun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine, on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting since a February ceasefire.* *The Spartak district, adjacent to the city's now-flattened airport, is one of several sites in eastern Ukraine to have seen continued hostilities between the rebels and Ukrainian government forces since last month's ceasefire, brokered by France and Germany in the... more »

John Nutall and Amanda Korody, Loose Cannons or Lost Losers

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*Written by Grant G* These British Columbia legislature wannabe bombers are unfortunately going to be found guilty of terrorism charges, this will result in prison sentences lasting decades and costing taxpayers $millions of dollars in incarceration costs. There can be no other outcome with the way laws are written and how badly the RCMP and the Harper Government want to get a headline, a headline to advance their election gambit, a headline to reinforce their fear campaign. To give you an example, a trafficking of marijuana/drugs charge, if one offers a person a marijuana jo... more »

Could This Be One Reason Why Pakistan Rejected Saudi Arabia's Troops Request?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Pakistan gave Saudi Arabia the cold shoulder. * *An excerpt from, "Pakistan declines to join Saudi Arabia's anti-Iran alliance" by Bruce Riedel, Al Monitor, March 15, 2015:* *Salman specifically wanted a Pakistani military contingent to deploy to the kingdom to help defend the vulnerable southwest border with Zaydi Houthi-controlled north Yemen* and serve as a trip-wire force to deter Iranian aggression. There is precedent for a Pakistani army expeditionary force in Saudi Arabia. After the Iranian Revolution, Pakistani dictator Mohammad Zia ul-Haq deployed an elite Pakistani armor... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 16, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Jonathan Alter, Daily Beast*: *Bibi Faces Political Oblivion As Israel’s Election is Too Close To Call* *Netanyahu is flailing, hurling accusations and increasingly seen as out of touch with the concerns of the average Israeli. Tuesday’s a must-win election for him.With the final polls before Tuesday’s pivotal Israeli election showing him narrowly behind, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to choose a message to close on. Some candidates close on trust; others on change. Netanyahu is closing on chutzpah.* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 16, 2015* Ne... more »

World News Briefs -- March 16, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Closing in on nuclear deal, U.S. demands 'tough choices' from Iran* *(Reuters) - The United States and Iran inched closer to a political deal that would set the stage for a landmark nuclear agreement, but a U.S. official warned on Monday that Iran must make tough choices to allay fears about its atomic ambitions.* *U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held nearly five hours of talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne before the Iranian delegation headed to Brussels for meetings with European ministers.* *MIDDLE EAST* 'Roll... more »

March 16: well,.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
......I have learned that my Monday, March 16 newspaper will not be delivered in time for breakfast - or even for lunch. Instead, it will be delivered on Tuesday, March 17 - and probably too late for breakfast. There is no word on what will happen to the March 17 paper. That's too bad, because just a couple of days ago they had a big, big story about aging rock musician, far right conservative and gun advocate Ted Nugent, and how he was coming to New Brunswick. Yes. His boots would actually touch this land. And he was going hunting with one of our finest hunting outfitters and its ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Economy: “I Hope I’m Wrong About This…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“I Hope I’m Wrong About This…”* by Bill Bonner Cafayate, Argentina - “Today, I’m going to tell you about the end of the world. Not the end of the world exactly. But the end of the fiat money system President Nixon gave birth to in 1971… when he cut the dollar loose from gold. And it may feel like the end of the world, because of the social chaos it will provoke. What follows is taken from a speech I gave at Doug Casey’s La Estancia de Cafayate… *Drowning in Credit: *I’ve been predicting the end of the world – at least the end of the post-1971 monetary world – for a long time. I ho... more »

"The Only Thing We Know..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different." - Peter Drucker

“NASA Signals Crisis: “California Has About One Year of Water Left”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“NASA Signals Crisis: * *“California Has About One Year of Water Left”* by Mac Slavo “The California drought has already been alarming enough not only for residents of the state – whose water supply was never secured, and has constantly been the source of heated controversy – but those across the country and globe who depend up on its agriculture for survival. As SHTF reported back in November, NASA scientists have already warned that California’s groundwater supplies are at critical low points, and threatening the food supply: A new "Nature Climate Change" piece, “The Global Gro... more »

'In Search of Moderate Muslims'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
BBC Radio 4 has given one of its favourites, author Sarfraz Manzoor, the 4.00pm spot tomorrow afternoon. He's presenting a programme called *In Search of Moderate Muslims. * The pre-broadcast blurb about it poses the following questions: Is the idea of tolerance and integration a hopeful myth and the reality something more troubling? We're often told the vast majority of Muslims in Britain are moderate - but what exactly does that mean? Now, if that sounds as if it might lead Radio 4 listeners down some unexpected paths (especially for the BBC), well, it probably won't. Sarfraz M... more »

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