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Thomas Paine

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

19 Mar - Blogs I'm Following

Low Tech Magazine

High Speed Trains are Killing the European Railway Network

According to the International Union of Railways, the high speed train "plays a key role in a stage of sustainable development and combating climate change". As a regular long-distance train traveller in Europe, I have to say that the opposite is true. High speed rail is destroying the most valuable alternative to the airplane; the "low speed" rail network that has been in service for decades.
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China Watch 20: Fortify PH Garrison?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 minutes ago
A friend, Dr. Bong Mendoza of the UP Political Science Department, posted yesterday in fb and tagged me with this note, *I agree with Sen. Sonny Trillanes that we should fortify our garrisons on the islands we actually hold or control in the West Philippine Sea (sometimes known in China as the smaller South China Sea). **However, that will take a lot of money and quite some time before we can build and deploy minimum credible deterrence systems on these same real estate.* I commented that I approve of that proposal. More military spending if necessary -- but money should NOT come f... more »

13 Eco-Friendly Tips For Spring

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 34 minutes ago
[image: 13 Eco-Friendly Tips For Spring] Spring has finally arrived!! After a long, cold winter, I'm ready for warm weather, blue skies, and gardening. This time of year is perfect for sprucing up our green routine. And with these tips, you'll be well prepared for the warm months ahead! Eco-Friendly Tips for Spring 1. Join a *CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture)* and try new fruits and vegetables. Most CSAs offer recipes so experiment and discover new and wonderful meals. 2. Clean your home from top to bottom using natural, Eco-friendly cleansers. There are a t... more »

Why Everything Tastes Good, but Nothing Satisfies

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 49 minutes ago
*Frank Giokas* - Nothing external seems exciting as it once used to. Even things that do inspire are more fleeting than ever before and seem to lose their luster in so short a span. The post Why Everything Tastes Good, but Nothing Satisfies appeared first on Waking Times.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
Kara Girl Robots Making of a Cyborg

Long-Run Planning Watch: Finally somebody asks, "What is this 'long run' people keep harping about?"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*From Dilbert's CEO, the eternal question (more or less)* *by Ken* Probably the first thing you want to know is the context for the above frame. How did the subject of the "long run" come up? Where exactly does a CEO hear tell of such things? The immediate answer lies in this past Monday's *Dilbert* strip. Note that you can click on any of today's strips to enlarge -- and they should look real nice! Okay, here goes: *DILBERT by Scott Adams -- Monday, 3/16* *IT ALL BEGAN LAST WEEK* *And as you may have divined from the above, it all began with Wally. This two-week story arc is ... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
wasteland documentary

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “Adiemus”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Adiemus, “Adiemus” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL8kZ-iVk90&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"A gorgeous spiral galaxy some 100 million light-years distant, NGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation of the River (Eridanus). NGC 1309 spans about 30,000 light-years, making it about one third the size of our larger Milky Way galaxy. Bluish clusters of young stars and dust lanes are seen to trace out NGC 1309's spiral arms as they wind around an older yellowish star population at its core. *Click image for larger size.* Not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy, observations of NGC 1309's recent supernova and Cepheid variable stars contribute to the calibration of the... more »

Free Download: Walt Whitman, "Leaves Of Grass"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Song of the Open Road” * by Walt Whitman, “Leaves of Grass” “Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose. Henceforth I ask not good fortune- I myself am good fortune; Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Strong and content, I travel the open road. The earth- that is sufficient; I do not want the constellations any nearer; I know they are very well where they are; I know they suffice for those who belong to them. (Still here I carry m... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Obsession Arrives And Says...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Obsession Arrives And Says...”* by Paulo Coelho “Obsession arrives and says: ‘Your fate now belongs to me. I will make you look for things that do not exist. From now on, your heart will know no peace, because I will drive out enthusiasm and take its place. I will allow fear to spread throughout the world, and you will always feel afraid, but without knowing why. You don’t need to know, you just need to stay afraid. Work harder, then you won’t have to think. Work harder than you need to, so that you can stop living altogether. Your Love, which was once a manifestation of the Divi... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Wind In The Willows”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* “The Wind In The Willows”* by Chet Raymo "Childhood has two seasons: the anticipation of summer and summer. Or so it seems in memory. And memory is all that matters in the long run. Stickball in the meadows. Messing about in drainage ditches. Long warm twilights on green lawns, catching fireflies in our cupped hands. Camping out in the back yard under the brilliant summer stars- Arcturus, Vega, Deneb, Altair- lulling us into sleep made fitful by the day's unfinished projects, tomorrow's beginnings. And no days of summer sweeter than the last few weeks of August, with school just... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Greenwood, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Vanishing Days..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“The sunset on which we gaze is a sunrise on the other side of the world, and the vanishing days can take from us nothing that may not be restored by some day yet unborn.” - E.C. Hall

“Anxiety! Why We're Anxious and the Secret to Getting Better”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Anxiety!* * Why We're Anxious and the Secret to Getting Better”* By Reid Wilson “Anxiety and its next of kin, fear, are arguably the oldest, most basic human emotions, bequeathed to us by a vast history of prehominid ancestors. We owe our survival as Homo sapiens to these emotions, which were literally built into our nervous systems as an evolutionary hedge against extinction. Yet today, while still protecting us from genuine danger, they’ve morphed into a multitude of extraneous and dysfunctional afflictions—panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and all-purpos... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." - Sir Winston Churchill

“Happiness Lies In Wanting, Not Having”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Happiness Lies In Wanting, Not Having”* by Jedidiah Becker “After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Mr. Spock, “Star Trek”, "Amok Time" "According to a research report, it turns out that money really can buy happiness after all. Sort of. In 2013, the Journal of Consumer Research (JCR) released the findings of a study indicating that society's most materialistic consumers appear to get more happiness from wanting the products of their desires than they actually get from owning them. Moreover... more »

British Columbia and LNG, The Big Lie, Time For Plan B

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 4 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* "*What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive*" There is no better quote available to describe the con job Christy Clark and the BC Liberals, along with the LNG industry foisted on the British Columbia voters and public in general, every step of this story has been riddled with false facts, over hyped hyperbole and plain old lies.... Damning report after damning report are glossed over by the BC Government, red flags waving everywhere, stark dire warnings abound and still the players continue to lie, to con to report rose coloured opinions a... more »

Alliance corporate charters, teacher organizing, and moral imperatives

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
First published on *solidaridad* on March 19, 2015 ------------------------------ *"The shady nature of Alliance's real estate dealings, their dismal SAT scores and CSU remediation rates, and their refusal to educate every child are all compelling… [a]llowing these private entities to cherry pick students and avoid educating the most vulnerable and needy students is immoral. Taking a strong stand as a community against that kind of discrimination sends a strong message to these corporate schools that we demand equity for all our students." — Robert D. Skeels* [image: Alliance cor... more »

20 of the World’s Weirdest Religious Beliefs

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Valerie Tarico* - If we could see our own culture from an outside vantage point, as if we were travelers, the world might look a little different. The post 20 of the World’s Weirdest Religious Beliefs appeared first on Waking Times.

Cahsing Footnotes Again

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
When not bogged down in the Roswell Slides controversy, I sometimes engage in what I think of as chasing footnotes. One of the purposes of a footnote is to tell where the information originated so that the reader or others interested can review that source for reliability, competence, and any additional information that might be relevant. Too often I find that the footnotes do none of that leaving us with questions about how good that information might be. Although I don’t mean to pick on Dick Hall and his *The**UFO Evidence*, I find that sometimes the footnotes just don’t add much... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 19th March)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 6 hours ago
'Chronic underfunding' of social care increases burden on NHS, say GPs Nine out of 10 GPs believe deep cuts to social care under the coalition have added to the growing overcrowding at both their own surgeries and hospital A&E units. In a poll of 830 family doctors in England, 92% did not think that enough social care is available to stop patients ending up in emergency departments or to

The Republican Health Care Plan Emerges... Again

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
This week was my last cycle in a long, painful treatment for cancer using chemotherapy. Medicare saved my life-- no ifs, ands or buts about it. Medicare has been better insurance than the platinum standard insurance Warner Bros gave me as the president of one of their divisions-- not "as good"-- BETTER. Medicare-- other than Part D, the Republican Party prescription drug plan that is oriented towards their Big Pharma campaign donors, not towards patients like the rest of Medicare-- is a wondrous and blessed thing, something every American should be proud of and willing to fight f... more »

Gloworm - Carry Me Home

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
How did this *not* make my top 100 90s dance tunes? I'm at a loss to explain myself, so to remedy the omission five years after the event, here it is. Hey, it beats blogging about Danny Alexander's alternative budget.

Friday Morning Ramble, now with added GST

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Several things that caught my eye this last while, and haven’t had a chance to post about…* [image: image] “Too many local retailers focus on the GST issue when the underlying issue is rather more troublesome. New Zealand simply is not large enough to be able to achieve the economies of scale that foreign warehouses enjoy. Even if GST could be applied on foreign imports, today, with zero hassle-cost imposed, the foreign cost advantage is not likely to decline over time.” *Online GST revisited* – Eric Crampton, OFFSETTING BEHAVIOUR *GST Online* – NOT PC “In the large scheme of... more »

Jeju Island Vigil Today at BIW

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Our friends Hee Eun Park and Paco Michelson arrived in Bath, Maine today on the train from Boston. After lunch in our kitchen, warmed by the wood stove, we walked down to Bath Iron Works (BIW) for the 3:30 pm shift change. We tried to hand out flyers to workers as they poured out of the shipyard but only about half a dozen took one. As usual we got several comments like "Get a job" and "It's only because of the work we do here [building Navy destroyers] that you have a right to protest." The fact is that if many of the workers had their way we'd not be allowed to vigil at BI... more »

What Britain Wants: The One about Work

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
The third in *Panorama*'s *What Britain Wants *series looked at work in the UK. It was the most interesting so far, so I will summarise it. (You might want to get the anti-depressants out, just in case). It was presented by the BBC News Channel's Clive Myrie and began with the story of how his own parents had emigrated from Jamaica to the UK in search of work. His mum and dad had both found stable employment here. At the end of the programme, however, Clive's mum said that if she'd been faced the same choice now, given the present lack of job security in the UK, they probably w... more »

What's going on in Mexico?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*"Pancho and Lefty", written by Townes Van Zandt * *sung by Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan* What is going on in Mexico? This is a question I've been asking for quite a few years now...ever since the 2006 federal election was stolen from the Mexican People by the International Regime changers/coup-masters at the highest echelons of American political and corporate power. The fraud associated with that election was so blatant that millions...*I mean millions*...of Mexicans gathered and camped out in the central square of Mexico City *for weeks*...in an effort to restore the rightful wi... more »

What Would You Do if a Man Came Up to You with This Proposal?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video -* Spoken word artist and poet, Jamie Dunmore walks up to total strangers and presents them with an unusual proposal. See how different people responds, especially the last man in the video. The post What Would You Do if a Man Came Up to You with This Proposal? appeared first on Waking Times.

March 19: More of the same...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
Half of the front page is taken up with telling us our children have missed 13 days as snow days. Just that story goes on to the last page, enough fill a full page in all. There's even a big picture of children playing in the snow just to prove.....something. Beside it is a big story in which the education minister says we need a plan. But he doesn't know what. First, let's cool the rhetoric. Angry parents should understand that it is not the education system's job to babysit their children. Secondly, let's realize we cannot "make up" lost school time. Contrary to the minister's wo... more »

Drone Base Blocked by Books!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Peace activists block the front gates of Hancock Field Air Force Base outside of Syracuse, New York in a most creative way. An absolutely brilliant protest. Hancock hosts the 174th Attack Wing of the NY Air National Guard – the MQ9 Reaper drone hub. Drones flying over Afghanistan are piloted from the base since 2009. It is also a training center for drone pilots, sensor operators and maintenance technicians Today’s action at Hancock’s main gate is one chapter in the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars’ five-year scrupulously nonviolent campaign to expose the ... more »

Schumann Resonance now at 16.32 Hz (years ago it was around 7 Hz)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
From: http://sosrff.tsu.ru/?page_id=7 *CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE*A reader writes: Ciao Bill! Have you seen the Schumann Resonance lately? It normally looks like this, scroll down to 5 Day Graph: http://www.glcoherence.org/monitoring-system/earth-rhythms.html Since Tuesday it has been looking like this: http://sosrff.tsu.ru/?page_id=7 All of the charts are showing balancing of the electromagnetic field levels. Plus it is at 16.32Hz! Earth is resonating stronger and stronger, as are we! So cool! Cindy

The Poet: Robert Graves, “Warning to Children”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Warning to Children”* by Robert Graves “Children, if you dare to think Of the greatness, rareness, muchness Fewness of this precious only Endless world in which you say You live, you think of things like this: Blocks of slate enclosing dappled Red and green, enclosing tawny Yellow nets, enclosing white And black acres of dominoes, Where a neat brown paper parcel Tempts you to untie the string. In the parcel a small island, On the island a large tree, On the tree a husky fruit. Strip the husk and pare the rind off: In the kernel you will see Blocks of slate enclosed by dappled Red and g... more »

"Great Britain - a nation of marvellous migrant mongrels!"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
*Guardian *journalist and BBC presenter Adam Rutherford was back on presenting duties for Radio 4's week science magazine programme *BBC Inside Science*. He began by reporting on that fascinating study into the genetic history of the British 'Caucasian' population which hit the headlines this week. It showed, as you are probably aware: (a) that Britons have barely moved from where they has settled in around 600 AD over the course of 1,400 years; (b) that almost all 'Caucasian' Britons have a significant genetic inheritance from the original inhabitants of these isles; (c) that al... more »

Supplemental: A day in the life of the nation’s corrections!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015Saxophones and Casino Royale and edenic Lake Eden oh my:* Our journalists are meticulous with their corrections as long as there’s nothing at stake. By way of contrast, if the public has been grossly misled in a major embarrassing way, this fact may perhaps disappear. How about a few examples in support of our first observation? In this morning’s New York Times, the newspaper offers this correction concerning a saxophone player: *A Critic’s Notebook article on Wednesday about Kendrick Lamar’s new album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” using information from the l... more »

"How It Really Is!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Living in Arizonastan myself, had to post this one, lol True, too!

Greg Hunter, “Laurence Kotlikoff: Financial System Will Collapse, Just a Matter of When”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Laurence Kotlikoff: * *Financial System Will Collapse, Just a Matter of When”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Renowned economist Laurence Kotlikoff recently testified at the U.S. Senate about the runaway U.S. budget. How bad is it? Kotlikoff says, “I told them the real (2014) deficit was *$5 trillion*, not the $500 billion or $300 billion or whatever it was announced to be this year. Almost all the liabilities of the government are being kept off the books by bogus accounting. The government is 58% underfinanced. Social Security is 33% underfinanced. So, the entire government e... more »

A BBC historian maligns Margaret Thatcher

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
(h/t Guest Who) This section from Steven Glover's *Daily Mail *article about the Clarkson Affair bears quoting in full: On Tuesday night, BBC2 showed a programme called Suffragettes Forever [from around the 49:30 mark] in which the historian Amanda Vickery suggested Margaret Thatcher had let down the feminist cause. In a reference to the 1982 Falklands War, she claimed Thatcher ‘did not shrink from personally ordering the sinking of an [Argentinian] troop carrier with the loss of over 300 lives’. This was a reference to the Belgrano, a cruiser rather than a troop carrier, which ... more »

Bitch Smoked Piss

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Nancy Grace? Its happening right now all over America women are pissed off and right now one Senator got a blast of what for and in his goldern moment the best he could come up with was Bitch Smoked Piss if he had said it in French or even Italian it might have been clever but in wife baeater shirt Merica the sound is stronger than the gun or reason just cheer when your team shreds the constitution and then names Edward Snowden an enemy of the state

Van Morrison like Beetwon

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
He just has it all under great control while he belts out pitch perfect tornades of aurel with evey breath or as Van would describe exhale.

Belated ISA Recap: Norms in IR, Norm Violations in IR, Pop Culture in IR and Junior Scholar Panels

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
So I’m a wee bit late to the post-International Studies Association Annual Conference blogging ritual, but better than never right? Let me begin with a first-time experience for me at ISA that I truly enjoyed and highly recommend: participation on a Junior Scholar Symposium Panel. If you’ve never done this, here’s how it works: You […]

Race for the Bucks

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 9 hours ago
For sheer tone-deaf chutzpah, Starbucks and its billionaire CEO Howard Schultz deserve every single one of the vitriolic Tweets being hurled their way over their latest phony marketing campaign. The ploy is to get the rich white people who buy their overpriced coffee -- and the poor white people who serve them their overpriced coffee -- to forget all about wealth inequality and the class war, and have an awkward concern-trolling conversation about black people instead. As if you needed another reason to boycott Starbucks. But, if you still insist on patronizing this franchise for y... more »

Rejuvenate. Renew. Reboot. Spring is here!

Sandra Guzman at SANDRA GUZMAN - 9 hours ago
Welcome Spring It arrives tomorrow in the Northern Hemisphere. The turtles are returning to give birth on Caribbean beaches they were born a long time ago. The earth is giving birth, again. It was challenging at times to fully appreciate that underneath the sea of snow, the earth was fertile and teeming with life. But the earth is a teacher and a healer and when you surrender to her wisdom and pay attention, life does taste sweeter. Tomorrow's Spring Equinox arrives in a rare cosmic event with a Supermoon + Solar eclipse. The earth will be bathed in powerful healing energy. Use t... more »

"How to wear your hijab"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
The BBC has been running a School Report today. RD at *Biased BBC *noticed one of the articles based on it: Roland Deschain March 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm Fashion advice from the Beeb. In photos: How to wear your hijab I await “How to wear your burqa” with interest. And that's not the only such BBC piece today. There's also a video report entitled School Report: How the hijab can be a fashion statement. That piece was so much of a plug for the hijab (a Muslim headscarf, m'lud) that it outraged at least one BBC viewer - someone called Samira Ahmed. A BBC Schools report about hijabs with n... more »

Lenny Foster to speak in New York on Leonard Peltier and prisoners rights

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
With a lifetime of experience from AIM and Wounded Knee, to battling for prisoners rights, Lenny Foster will speak in New York  By Brenda Norrell Censored News Photo: Lenny Foster with Cuny Dog at Peltier Tribunal by Brenda Norrell NEW YORK -- Lenny Foster, Diné activist, AIM member and advocate of freedom for Leonard Peltier, will speak in New York in April. Lenny Foster, Diné, director of

Sleepwalkers, Boiling Frogs and the Activated Awake

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - There’s really no standing still once you begin to answer the call. The post Sleepwalkers, Boiling Frogs and the Activated Awake appeared first on Waking Times.

The Internet is Magic

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Never let anyone say bullshit cause thats what war is all about a time two citizen's free of LEO might just do some bad stuff what these two mental stiffs fail to realise is that petty crime is dead every inch you step out of line guarANTEES some people living in overtime and I must say like Ed Grimley how well you present yourself In History as we know it there are no tides just patterns repeated over and over as if no one in control could separator Gods world from our own and I just want to take this time to bow down and genuflect and do all the funky shit you and your kind will be shi... more »

Bibi Wins Israeli Election, But At What Price?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Bibi making it obvious (source)* ​*by Gaius Publius* Many of us have been following the Israeli election story, but the gist has involved the relationship between Sheldon Adelson, Bibi Netanyahu and the American (and largely Democratic) Jewish "Diaspora." About Adelson and Israel, Howie wrote: *Is Sheldon Adelson's Long-Term Goal To Poison The Special Relationship Between Israel And Democrats?* ... Last weekend, Israeli writer and peace activist Uri Avery tried explaining the Adelsons' outsized-- and highly destructive-- role in Israeli politics and, particularly, in the career... more »

15 of the Healthiest Foods on the Planet

Waking Times at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Meme - *To improve your health, it is important not only to eat a balanced diet with a variety of vegetables, nuts and fruits, but also include several servings of these healthiest foods each day. The post 15 of the Healthiest Foods on the Planet appeared first on Waking Times.

Skype Academic Interviews – What (Not) to Do

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
Hi all! File this post under “unsolicited advice from a newbie DGS.” Here are my tips on how to not crash-and-burn on a Skype interview: Take a professional picture and make sure your Skype handle is professional – this might be the perfect time to set up an alternative, work-related Skype account. DON’T have a mood […]

The Eight Most Damaging Ingredients to Watch for on Food Labels

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Processed foods are loaded with preservatives, artificial colors, and artificial flavorings, which is one of the reasons that I recommend avoiding them. The post The Eight Most Damaging Ingredients to Watch for on Food Labels appeared first on Waking Times.

I got worse than a Neecab in my air

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Because if I have a handy you may call it a cell phone when your walking around the neighbourhood you re being betrayed at home by sinister forces accountable mostly to Jesus in particular and just plain old forces of ignorance who read a loot and thought aloot and banged heads and illustrations until the piths was right to tell the people what GOD thinks when I surrender my brain to a omnipresent extra dimensional creature who now should start to explain where the hell have you been we have been fucking up for nearly 2000 years and its getting worse every day personally I blame God s... more »

Bill Whittle and Trifecta: Hillary's Contempt...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*for us.* Two videos that explain the what and the why. Worth your time. It's all I can handle today. Thank you for your understanding.

University of Delaware defends Legates against witch hunt

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
Three weeks ago I mentioned a witch hunt started by a hardcore Arizona communist named Raúl Grijalva – who is now a Congressman because the Democrats apparently consider similar individuals cool – which was inspired by some previous attacks against Willie Soon, a well-known climate skeptic from Harvard-Smithsonian. David Legates from University of Delaware is another skeptic who has also co-authored numerous papers – some of which were sent to me by Willie – and because of his proximity to Willie, Legates was quoted as the #1 witch after Willie by Grijalva's letter that demanded to ... more »

The Economy: “These Billionaires Are Dumping US Stocks… Should You?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“These Billionaires Are Dumping US Stocks… Should You?”* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - “Fátima, our new 10-year-old English-language student, is a stranger to modern economics… as well as to vernacular English. “What do you think of central bank policies?” we asked. “What’s a central bank?” “It’s the bank that provides money to the other banks.” “Where do they get the money?” “They create it out of nothing.” “Oh.” “Would you like some money from the central bank?” “I guess so.” Fátima must be aiming for a career on Wall Street. *Let the Good Times Roll: *... more »

Ukraine to Launch Massive Privatisation Program- Let the Plunder Begin!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Ukraine to Launch Massive Privatisation Program- Let the Plunder Begin!* *This year, the Ukraine will begin the process of a huge round of privatisation of it’s state companies.* *The country*, which is currently receiving money in the form of a bailout from the IMF,* has 3,300 state owned enterprises.* * The first instalment of the current IMF loan has just come through, and the country has to give promises of privatisation in exchange.* *The largest of these by far, is state gas company Naftogaz, who employ over 170,000 people.* Oligarchs and banksters love oil companies... ... more »

UK Troops Start Training Mission in Ukraine

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*My, oh my, how busy the western nations are meddling in Ukraine* LONDON: British troops have begun a training mission in Ukraine, helping government forces fighting pro-Russian separatists, the Ministry of Defence in London said on Thursday. The BBC reported that* 35 personnel are in the southern city of Mykolaiv* as part of a two-month mission, although the ministry spokeswoman declined to confirm the details. "*The first elements of the training package began in March... We have got troops out there training,"* she told AFP, adding: "The numbers will vary depending on the schedul... more »

Guests at the Kremlin Demonstrate Diminishing EU Dimwittedness?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Today begins a bit of catch up on the situation surrounding Ukraine & Russia- * *Lots of goodies to read. All linked at the bottom! * * Diminishing support for EU backing of Sanctions* (Bloomberg) -- For evidence of the European Union’s diminishing appetite for sanctions against Russia, look no further than Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin guestbook. *Cyprus* President Nicos Anastasiades visited the Russian leader in February, granting the Russian navy access to Cypriot ports; March brought* Italian *Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, labeled a “privileged partner” by Putin; *Greek* Prime Minister... more »

China -ASEAN 3: Trade and Investment Relations

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
During the Philippine Economic Society (PES) 52nd conference last November 14, 2014, held at Intercon Hotel in Makati City, among the panel sessions was on "Economic Trade Integration." One paper was *An Analysis of the Evolving ASEAN-China Trade Linkages* presented by Kevin Chua, (Shandong University, China), Ronald U Mendoza and Monica Melchor (Asian Institute of Management, Makati, PH). The authors were asking if China and ASEAN are strategic partners or competitors, because while there is growing bilateral trade between the two, they are also competing in the exports of major... more »

The Moral Collapse of Education Reform

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
In 1954 the U. S. Supreme Court declared 9-0 that separate schools based on race are inherently unequal. That decision launched the American Civil Rights Movement, and it provided a moral and legal foundation for civil rights gains among women, the disabled, English language learners, and the LGBT communities. Now six decades hence, the U. S. has a Secretary of Education admits to having a "Rosa Parks moment" while watching the Hollywood documentary, *Waiting for Superman,* which celebrates the virtues of black children schooled in segregated total compliance testing camps run by wh... more »

Right Sector Canada?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Shouldn't surprise any Canadians that Right Sector is begging for money in Canada.* *Canada's government simply loves tyranny and fascism. And neo nazis.* * Looks like they didn't get any money, thankfully. * *h/t Original Paul for this one!* *Thanks original Paul, better late then not at all?* Right Sector (Canada) is Not For Profit Organization. The main purposes of Right Sector is the relief of poverty by providing people in need with free clothes, the advancement of education, and other charitable purposes that benefit community. Yah, sure! The main purpose of Right Sector is to... more »

HANDS UP, DON’T REPORT: Eyewitnesses fearful of telling the truth!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015Part 4—A deeply embarrassing story:* Last Friday, the Washington Post’s Gene Robinson made a lofty pronouncement. In the process, he separated himself from his colleague, Jonathan Capehart. In his column, Robinson said he doesn’t plan to “relitigate” the shooting of Michael Brown. Because he’s discussing important topics, we’ll provide a chunk of what he said: ROBINSON (3/13/15): *Feelings are running high after the tumult in Ferguson, Mo., which still hasn't ended.* Early Thursday morning, after it was announced that the Ferguson police chief had resigne... more »

The Group Is All

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 12 hours ago
Source Jon Rappoport *“A single thought simultaneously held by several people isn’t some miracle. The course of history is a process of liberation from that circumstance, and the emerging miracle was one individual thinking his own thoughts. That was the great change. And now people want to reverse it. They want to go back. They want to call it evolution.”* (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) More and more, education is entraining children to think of themselves as part of a group. This is one basic way to cut off the consciousness of being an individual and what it really mean... more »

Trouble is in Store......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Round Table on Defining a new security architecture for Europe that brings Russia in from the cold in Brussels on March 2. John J. Mearsheimer is an American professor of political science at the University of Chicago. He is an international relations theorist. Also see this article where *Former German Chancellor [Helmut Schmidt] Asks for More Understanding for Russia. *Russia’s main concern isn‘t Ukraine Schmidt says. "Putin directs his attention particularly to China," said former Chancellor Schmidt in an interview with Bild. "The West must be more appreciative of this."

Hashd Al-Shaabi’s Threat To Iraq’s Established Shiite Religious Parties

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
While Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi, also known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) are leading the charge in the operation to retake Tikrit and central Salahaddin, the country’s Shiite religious parties are thinking about their long term impact upon politics. Two of the pre-existing militias that have joined the Hashd the Badr Organization and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq already had political wings that won seats in parliament. They have been joined by a wide range of other groups some of which were formed to fight in Syria by Iran and others that are brand new having been created in response to G... more »

Conservatives Want To Cut Social Security Benefits-- Progressives Want To Expand Them

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
The video above, from a Democratic congressional conference introducing an expansion of Social Security, includes statements by two Maryland congressmembers who are running for the Senate: one, Donna Edwards, who you expect to see at this kind of announcement, and one, Chris Van Hollen, who was forced into coming because of earlier support for the Simpson-Bowles proposals that would have cut Social Security benefits. Van Hollen's support for cutting Social Security-- while Donna Edwards fought tooth and nail against Simpson-Bowles-- has become an issue in the Maryland Senate race... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
I am traveling all day today. Blogging will return late tonight.

All Fingers Are Pointing At The Chechen Government In Ordering The Murder Of Russian Politician Boris Nemtsov

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
President Putin meets with Chechnya's leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, at the Kremlin, December 4, 2014. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA *Georgy Bovt, Moscow Times*: *Rumors Swirl in Moscow, But Kremlin Is Silent* *More than two weeks have passed since the murder of Boris Nemtsov, and investigators have already managed to report the initial results of their work. They have arrested five people: 28-year-old Zaur Dadayev, the former deputy commander of the Chechen Interior Ministry's Sever battalion that serves as Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's "personal guard," 32-year-old truck driver Shagid ... more »

‘We Are Trained To Misinform’ – Ex Pharma Sales Rep Admits Deception

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Jeff Roberts* - In her tell all book, Gwen writes about her years as a pharmaceutical sales rep, exposing the dirty secrets of the industry that often go un-talked about The post ‘We Are Trained To Misinform’ – Ex Pharma Sales Rep Admits Deception appeared first on Waking Times.

Historic Roid Rage

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
If you can not focus your attention span on the future watch history At five two with heels Napoleon challenged Himalayan sized empires but he failed because his grip on power was fed by constant victory used to disguise a hell of a mess in the kitchen Armchair quarterbacks spend way too much time on football because its a stupid sport for stupid people just like golf Lets spend all those resources and inspiring Gothic music on real battles that will define life in our time America the essential nation for humankind spends three or four billion on lies to elect the next president and... more »

My Review of Galileo's Middle Finger

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 14 hours ago
In this week's *Nature*, I have a review of *Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the **Search for Justice in Science*, by Alice Dreger, a medical historian who has spent much of the past decade studying controversies in science. My review can be found here and here in PDF. The book is engaging and eye-opening. It chronicles series of issues, mainly related to the science of sexuality and gender, in which activists, a category which also includes academics, engage in professional and personal attacks of scholars whose work that they find to be inconvenient, unhelpful ... more »

A Close Encounter or a Visitation?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
*A Close Encounter or a Visitation?* Earlier this week I had the opportunity to cite the work of *Juan José (J.J.) Benítez* with regard to the Fuentecén robot, information taken from what I consider to be one of the finest and best-written ufology books in Spanish, *La Quinta Columna* (The Fifth Column), published by Barcelona’s Editorial Planeta in 1990, just as interest in the UFO/extraterrestrial/paranormal field was rekindling worldwide. Aside from presenting fascinating follow-ups on events that made the pages of Spain’s regional press (some of them even making it to the hall... more »

Dieudonne- A Skit with English subtitles & The Cusp of Year 8

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
The video is from gallier! gallier and many others may not realize this tidbit, but, on Tuesday I began my 8th year of PFYT. It's been a huge learning curve, for sure. And gallier has been commenting here for almost the entire time :) Some others who have been here from the beginning are slozo, buffy and james @ winter patriot and John, yes, John too.Paintings Art Etc. Wait a minute Aferrismoon ! Hope I am not leaving anyone out? Thanks for sticking with me all these, more then I had ever expected, years :-) Not to exclude newer reader/contributors of course! Nothing I love more ... more »

Boost Your Twitter Visibility with TwitShot

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
For a social network that is all about saying it fast and saying it short, Twitter has evolved a lot over the years. While text-based tweets are still the norm, the big push now on Twitter is to include images in tweets. That way when you're scrolling down your feed, the tweets with images grab your attention, encouraging you to read the tweet. According to a recent Twitter blog post, tweets with images see a 35% increase in retweets. This makes tweets with images more effective than mentioning other users, adding hashtags or even videos, at least when it comes to increasing the n... more »

$2.2 Billion Down the Crapper

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
This from an internal audit of Canada's aid program to Afghanistan. The internal government audit of what has been the largest aid program in Canadian history concluded the $2.2 billion we spent yielded very mixed results, many of them disappointing in the extreme. Yes there were some notable achievements, particular in education and health services, but nothing like the long-term impact Ottawa hoped would come from this huge infusion of aid, one that diverted hundreds of millions of dollars away from assistance projects in other very poor countries. I wrote about Afghanistan's educ... more »

The seemingly simple condition....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
On 3/18/15, at 5:57 PM, HeatherAnnTucciJarraf . wrote: The Cosmic Architects and Designers were all present, admiring their brilliant design and machinations of all the Cosmos. It was done. One smiled with an Inner-Knowing that unsettled the others. One questioned, "*Who will play the bad guy roles?"* The Architects and Designers all looked in expectant silence of each other, as each became Aware that they really did not want to play these darkest roles... for a reason they could not identify. Each Architect and Designer looked amongst each other, still not able to identify t... more »

The problem with transparency

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Imagine if your every move and every thought expressed was open season for the press leak/plant this is bill C51 what human except Jason Kenny could be pure enough to survive. Who has more fun than people and often they do and say things that are not perfect The point of transparency should not be a litmus test on thought and word its all about the money. The ebb and flow of money is the heart of productive transparency all the rest is just bad gotcha Intelligent people will quickly identify empty words but wasting money is a resource crime on constrained planet Jason Kenny seems ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*America is often said to be a land of second chances* Just not for 7-year-olds. At least, not when they’re in the public school system. Back in 2013, a boy then in second grade in Anne Arundel, Maryland, was suspended for two days for what was deemed a “gun-related” offense. It was also a Pop Tart-related offense. No, he didn’t shoot a Pop Tart; he bit his Pop Tart into the shape of a gun. There’s a dispute as to whether he then pointed the high-calorie weapon at the ceiling or at other students. Either way, unless the strawberry filing was piping hot (it wasn’t), there wasn’t ... more »

A Game Of Inches

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
The upcoming election, Geoffrey Rafe Hall writes, will be about nasty, brutish and small things. That's because Stephen Harper has nothing else to run on: Lacking evidence of either sound fiscal management *or* a healthy economy — and certainly having nothing to offer on the ‘change’ front — Stephen Harper is confronted with the problem of campaigning on not much at all. The PM’s answer to that problem so far has been to deliver more of the same — more fear, more legislation that ‘gets tough on crime’ – but these tired old tactics won’t, on their own, mobilize support beyond the ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*A few laughs about the recent Warmist propaganda film* (*Judith Curry has a wide-ranging demolition of the movie*) @RogerPielkeJr tweeted: "*Merchants of Doubt* in a nutshell: How a 90 yr-old man and a few dead friends fool the stupid American public. End of civilization results." Jim Lakely adds: Just in case anyone was wondering, Merchants of Doubt supposedly opened Friday at the Bethesda Row Cinema. You can hardly get a more sympathetic audience than Bethesda, Maryland. The film is no longer in the theater. See here Merchants of Doubt also premiered March 6 at the Lincoln ... more »

Exclusive: Boustead Confirms NSM for the Future Gowind class LCS of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 16 hours ago
[image: Gowind-class FS]On day 2 of the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition, LIMA 2015, currently held in Malaysia, Navy Recognition met with Anuar Murad, Director of the Defence & Security Division at Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC). During our interview, Mr Anuar gave us the latest update on the program and confirmed Malaysia's intend to procure Kongsberg's Naval Strike Missile (NSM) for its future frigates. “We are now approaching the end of basic design phase two. We have integrated the systems and equipment into the main whole warship des... more »

Bohemian Rhapsody tackled by Sketch She - A vaguely Rule 5 post

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody becomes Sketch She's Bohemian Carsody To answer to your two questions: 1) yes, I think so 2) black ones, I think Don't come over all innocent, you know what I mean.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*10 Years Later: Fighting Blight in New Orleans after Federal Flood ~Deepak Saini, WGNO* *Jindal goes bat guano crazy by entertaining Goldman Sachs, Citigroup proposals to sell LA. State Lottery for quick cash ~Louisiana Record* *Despite rosy report, BP still cleaning up oil ~WWLTV* *University of New Orleans Holds Drive to Divest from PA ~Cynthia Blank, Arutz Sheva* *Decade after St. Joseph’s Day incident, relations between police and Mardi Gras Indians much improved ~Katy Reckdahl, N.O. Advocate * *A Once-Guarded Tradition Spills Open In New Orleans' Streets ~Eve Troeh, WWNO*

Economic News , Data and Views ( March 19 , 2015 ) - France limits cash transactions to 1000 euros .... As European Summit opens , Greece situation will be in focus - even if relegated to sideline discussions ( tweets from John Ward , Loukia Gfytopoulou , Greek Analyst , Yannis Kouts , Nic Malkoutzis , Holger , ZH , RanSquawk and more for your consideration ) ..... Euro , Bund , ECB in focus ( yes , there is non greek news in Europe ) .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2m 2 minutes ago Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Cash Dinosaur: France Limits Cash Transactions to €1,000, Puts Rest.http://po.st/l95fZy via @*po_st* *Loukia Gyftopoulou* @loukia_g · 1h1 hour ago How likely are capital controls in Greece? - via @OpenEurope http:// openeurope.org.uk/blog/how-likely-are-capital-controls-in-greece/ … *Loukia Gyftopoulou* @loukia_g · 11h11 hours ago Poll by @MARCpolls for @ALPHA_TV In an in/out of euro referendum 61.2% would vote to stay, 32.5% to leave #Greece *Loukia Gyftopoulou* @loukia_g ·... more »

U.K. Home Secretary: Edward Snowden Has Damaged Intelligence Agencies Across The World Including MI5 And MI6

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Photograph: The Guardian *Daily Mail:* *Snowden leaks 'put spies at risk': May says traitor has damaged intelligence agencies across the world including MI5 and MI6 * ** Theresa May says Edward Snowden leaks have hit MI5 and MI6 resources* ** Home Secretary launches scathing attack on harm caused by the fugitive* ** He stole 1.7m files from America's National Security Agency and GCHQ * *Leaks by the US traitor Edward Snowden have ‘damaged’ intelligence agencies across the world and drained vital resources from MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, Theresa May warned last night.* *The Home Secretary ... more »

China Admits That It Conducts Cyber Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
© Edgar Su/Reuters *Shane Harris, Daily Beast:* *China Reveals Its Cyberwar Secrets* *In an extraordinary official document, Beijing admits it has special units to wage cyberwar—and a lot of them. Is anybody safe?* *A high-level Chinese military organization has for the first time formally acknowledged that the country’s military and its intelligence community have specialized units for waging war on computer networks.* *China’s hacking exploits, particularly those aimed at stealing trade secrets from U.S. companies, have been well known for years, and a source of constant tension... more »

Russia to upgrade ten strategic bombers Tu-95MS in 2015-2016

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tu-95MS Bear]Russia in 2015-2016 will upgrade at least ten strategic bombers Tu-95MS, the press-service of the United Aircraft-building Corporation told TASS on Tuesday. "Last year the Russian Air Force received eight upgraded Tu-95MS bombers, and at least ten more will re-enter duty in 2015-2016," the UAC press-service quotes the chief of the flight test and tune-up base at Zhukovsky, Alexander Kosarev, as saying. The Zhukovsky upgrade base (an affiliate of Tupolev) replaces radio-electronic equipment and improves the parameters of the navigation complex and landing system... more »

Polish PM: Putin uses Iskanders to influence EU's decisions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Iskander-E]Moscow steps up military activity to pressure EU leaders ahead of the summit scheduled for March 19-20. Sanctions against Russia will be discussed at the meeting, Agence France Presse quotes Polish PM Ewa Kopacz as saying, Ukrainska Pravda reports. “Russia is making these kinds of gestures on the eve of the next EU summit on March 19-20 to gain a degree of influence on the decisions of the European Council regarding sanctions,” she said. “We've found heightened activity in the Baltic Sea and in Baltic airspace but there is no reason yet to sound the alarm.” Read ... more »

India to receive first upgraded Mirage fighters from France this month

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Mirage 2000]India will get its first upgraded Mirage 2000 later this month from France under a Rs 10,000 crore deal. French defence major Dassault Aviation, the original manufacturer of the fighter jet, will hand over two upgraded aircraft to India on March 25 at the Istres Dassault Aviation Flight Test Center. India had in 2011 signed an upgrade programme worth over Rs 10,000 crore with Dassault Aviation for upgrading the fleet of its Mirage 2000 aircraft totalling 51. Read more

NATO Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Planes Over Baltic Sea, Latvia Says

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Su-27 Flanker and Eurofighter Typhoon]A NATO patrol intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian authorities said on Wednesday, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea with one of its largest military drills in years. The group of eight Su-27 and Su-34 fighter jets and three Russian military transports was intercepted over international waters on Tuesday, a Lithuanian Ministry of Defense spokeswoman said. "These were first Russian fighters intercepted by NATO's Baltic air police this year," Viktorija Cieminyte said, adding that the Russi... more »

Inconvenient facts about the Israeli elections that you won't find reported on the institutionally anti Israel BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This New York Observer article is well worth a read. It analyses why Benjamin Netanyahu won the election despite Barack Hussein Obama's best efforts and that of much of the world's media. However it was this passage that most deserves wider readership: 'The election had other implications. The "Apartheid state" saw a 29% increase in the number of Arabs elected to the Knesset (Israel's parliament). Most of this increase came from Arabs elected within Jewish parties and not Arab parties. For the second time in a row, the number of women members of the Knesset increased. Israel has a h... more »

Don't let them do it again

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Don't let them do it again: https://youtu.be/q_DJ64bPBOw Why would you trust Ed Balls and Ed Miliband again?

India successfully test launches Astra missile from Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Astra missile launch]India has successfully test launched an Astra missile from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet, the head of the Satish Dhawan Space Center told TASS Thursday. The last test of the Astra missile was conducted at sea on May 4, 2014 and was successfull as well. The 3.8 meter long missile is the smallest in its class. It can be launched from different altitudes and can hit targets at a distance of up to 110 kilometers if launched from the altitude of 15 kilometers. Read more

China's first female fighter pilots claim their half of sky

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Four female pilots of China's Bayi Aerobatic Team]Flying one of the world's most lethal warplanes makes Yu Xu, Tao Jiali, Sheng Yifei and He Xiaoli different from others their age. The four women in their late 20s-China's first female fighter jet pilots-have launched an "aerobatic charm offensive" on tens of thousands of visitors at a major air show in Malaysia, the first such performance by Chinese female pilots outside China. "This is our first time flying out of our territorial sky and performing at an international air show, which means a lot to us," Yu said after taking... more »

Saab offers solutions for RI’s defense ambitions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C]Saab AB recently invited the Indonesian media to visit a number of cities in Sweden to see what the Swedish defense giant could offer to Indonesia, especially in terms of modernizing the Indonesian Air Force as well as other related defense capabilities. In Gothenburg, Saab introduced its Erieye airborne early warning (AEW) system and radar manufacturing facilities. The Erieye AEW is based on active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology, which boasts a multi-tasking capability. Read more

The Rise And Fall Of China's Top General

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
General Xu Caihou of the People's Liberation Army of China and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Pentagon (2009). U.S. Department of Defense. *Bo Zhiyue, The Diplomat*: *The Rise and Fall of Xu Caihou, China's Corrupt General* *How Xu Caihou rose from nothing to the pinnacles of CCP power — and then lost everything.* *Julius Caesar isn’t the only person who should “beware the ides of March.” March 15 also spelled doomsday for Xu Caihou, the former Central Military Commission vice chairman and Politburo member who was disgraced as the highest ranking officer in the People... more »

Russia's Militarization Of The Arctic Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * The Heritage Foundation *Jeremy Bender, Business Insider*: *This map shows the massive scale of Russia's planned fortification of the Arctic* *The Arctic ice is slowly melting, and Russia is positioning itself to take advantage of new shipping routes along with natural resources available beneath the Arctic seabed.* *In order to capitalize on a changing Arctic, Russia is undertaking a major military upgrade of its northern coast and outlying Arctic archipelagos. These bases — which include search-and-rescue stations, military ports and airstrips, and... more »

Thales Delivers AMASCOS Mission Systems To RMAF

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: AMASCOS mission system]Thales has delivered the first of two further AMASCOS mission systems to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). In a statement today, Thales said the AMASCOS was to support the conversion of four RMAF's Beech 200 aircraft to a highly-capable maritime surveillance platform, due to enter service next year. It said the AMASCOS delivered an effective maritime surveillance, airborne maritime patrol and ground surveillance capability. Read more

Britain’s Bahrain Naval Base Facing Legal Challenge: Typhoon Fighter Deal Under Threat

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Eurofighter Typhoon]Britain’s strategic naval base in Bahrain is courting trouble after a human rights activist announced his plan to challenge the legality of the base, as it allegedly contravenes U.K’s own stated guidelines of honouring the human rights situation in overseas projects during the investment phase. The rights activist from Bahrain has accused Britain of "sacrificing human rights at the altar of trade and military deals", by ignoring the human rights violations committed by the Bahrain government. In December 2014, Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond officiall... more »

Russia and China may work together on nuclear-powered destroyer

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Russia is very likely to start construction on the world's third nuclear-powered destroyer with the assistance of China, according to the Sputnik News based in Moscow. Admiral Igor Kasatonov, retired deputy commander of the Russian Navy, said the construction of the 10,000-ton Leader-class guided-missile destroyer would begin in 2017. Vasily Kashin, a military expert from the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies based in Moscow, said the project provides a new opportunity for China and Russia to deepen defense cooperation. Read more

BrahMos Missile to Enter Service in Indian Air Forces in 2016

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Air launched BrahMos]The Indian Air Forces plans to adopt the new BrahMos cruise missile, which can be launched from aircraft, in 2016, Sudhir Mishra, managing director for Russian-Indian joint venture Brahmos Aerospace Ltd, told RIA Novosti. In February, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over a license to BrahMos to use the upgraded Su-30MKI aircraft for testing the missile. "According to the schedule, the missile is expected to enter service in 2016. A further 10 tests will be conducted by the end of the year. In May, a test flight with the launching system for th... more »

Norway Arctic exercise 'a provocation': Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F 314)]Russia has criticised Norway’s ongoing military exercise on the two countries’ northern borders as a deliberate provocation used as a cover for gathering intelligence about its Arctic neighbour. Between March 9 and March 18, Norway’s Armed Forces are carrying out their "Joint Viking" exercise, involving 5,000 troops in Finnmark county. In response, Russia on Monday ordered 45,000 Russian troops as well as war planes and submarines to begin exercises, in a huge show of military force. Read more

Airbus Says Military Demand to Grow Amid Asia Tensions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Airbus A400M]Airbus Group NV expects to see growing demand for military aircraft in Asia amid simmering tensions in the South China Sea and other areas. The Asian market for defense and space-related business could grow to about $50 billion a year within the next five years, from $45 billion now, said Christian Scherer, executive vice president for marketing and sales at Airbus Defense & Space, the planemaker’s defense unit. About 43 percent of the current market is for aircraft, he said. Read more

Sweden Orders New Submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: A26 class SSK]Sweden is to buy two new submarines from constructors Saab Kockums. The A26 subs are to be delivered by 2022 and will cost up to SEK 8.2 billion ($945 million). "This is the biggest single decision when it comes to economic investments that we will make during this parliament. The decision, to be formally made by the cabinet on Thursday, is to ensure Swedish submarine capability past 2030", stated Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist. "These are the next generation of submarine. These submarines will be very hi-tech", he added. Read more

Navy's Next Generational Nuclear Submarine Fund Has No Money

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Successor class SSBN]The Navy and Congress have yet to find money for a newly created account designed to pay for the services' fleet of next-generation nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines slated to begin service in 2031 – the Ohio Replacement Program. The special fund is a product of the concern from lawmakers and admirals that the cost of the Ohio Replacement program would bankrupt the rest of the Navy's shipbuilding budget. As a result, the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act established the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund – a special account created specifi... more »

Taiwan rejects proposal to buy submarines from Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Hai Lung (Zwaardvis) class SSK]Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense rejected Wednesday the idea of purchasing submarines from Russia put forward in a local media's opinion article, saying that it has absolutely no plans to do so. Taiwan still wants the US to sell it submarines and will also continue to proceed with an indigenous submarine program while awaiting a clear response from Washington to Taiwan's request, the ministry said in a statement. "We also welcome any democratic country to cooperate with us in pushing for the local submarine program," it added. The ministr... more »

Russia's new 4th generation Lada submarine to nullify USA's naval power

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Project 677 (Lada) class SSK]The new Russian submarine, Lada, will end the era of USA's reign at sea. Washington will lose the main instrument of "power projection" to remote regions and may finally lose its global geopolitical role as well. Anti-Russian militaristic hysteria has been snowballing in the West lately. Having noticed the revival of the traditionalist, imperial Russia that the deceitful Western Sodom has been humiliating and insulting for decades, the "free" European and American media filled their reports and pages with alarmist headlines about Moscow's "milit... more »

Residents fume as HMAS Canberra blocks their view, keeps them awake and now there’s another one on the way

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMAS Canberra]This is the wall of grey which residents of Wolloomooloo and Potts Point now wake up to — that’s if they’ve managed to get to sleep. They say the 27,800 tonne HMAS Canberra has obliterated their views of the harbour, spewed oil fumes into their homes and kept them awake with the groan of engines­ and generators since it arrived to fanfare in November. “It’s just so depressing ... it’s all those things and they’re constant,” said one resident, Catherine Regan. Read more


The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 21 hours ago
*Fight White Genocide* *Rise up against the destruction of the your race! Get active on March 21st, 2015.* *Produced by Kyle Hunt of Renegade Broadcasting*

Netanyahu Soundly Defeats Chief Rival in Israeli Elections

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What was all that about? Never has so much attention been focused on what is essentially a local election that will be done again in three or four years. Worse, Obama spent serious political capital in a misguided attempt to affect the outcome and to ungraciously attempt to stop an address to congress. It could not be handled worse and the outcome if he affected it at all was a resounding rebuke. The confrontation with Iran and North Korea is continuing and must end badly. The inevitable solution will be the application of tactical nukes judiciously applied to... more »

Protein Shown to Slow Progress of Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Brain plaques (seen in blue) and other debris are normally swept away by cells called micr...] We are slowly pulling together a clear understanding of what is happening. This will surely lead to effective therapies as well as earlier detection as well. It is still going to take some time, but i think that ten years is possible. It was not so long ago that we did not even know plaques existed, or if we did, they were not linked to the problems. .*.* *Protein shown to slow progress of Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis* *By Nick Lavars* *March 2, 2015* *Brain plaques... more »

China Is Not the World’s Largest Economy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The really bad news about China has not been recognized yet. Recently it was discovered that one small community in China was quoting a financial figure for gross turnover to the central government that was approximately seven to eight times greater than what was measurable. The immediate inference is that the real GDP is at least three quarters less than published mostly reflecting the runaway expansion since 2008 in the building sector. China feels like a Ponzi preparing to nastily contract. The current team has trimmed those growth figures and accepted some fiscal discipline... more »

Unlearn Almost Every ‘Spiritual’ Thing You Know

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Without question, the present framework of spiritual information is an intellectual construct responding to spiritual inputs. It is hardly going to get it all right in terms of our language tools and must be thought of as a work in progress. After all, i have worked years without seeing any of all this. What we have learned though is extremely important. 1 The spirit is physical, formed from dark matter and photonic energy in the natural form of Mobius strips able to store number. The information content of an individual spirit is many orders of magnitude greater than i... more »

A Photogallery Of Vladimir Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Reuters *Business Insider:* *18 photos that show Vladimir Putin doesn't mess around* *On Monday, the world's most powerful person reappeared after mysteriously disappearing for 10 days. * *Without a definitive explanation from the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed President Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan amid swirling rumors.* *Putin rarely goes unnoticed after a year during which Russia annexed the multi-ethnic peninsula Crimea, engineered a civil war in Ukraine, and signed off on the world's largest construction project.* *WNU Editor:* I always roll my eyes w... more »

Kerry Compares Climate-Change Advocacy to Gandhi, Churchill, Mandela, King, Lincoln

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*PJ Media*: *Kerry Compares Climate-Change Advocacy to Gandhi, Churchill, Mandela, King, Lincoln* *Speaking to the Atlantic Council at a climate change forum today, Secretary of State John Kerry compared climate-change advocacy to President Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr.* *“For decades now, the science has been screaming at us, warning us, trying to compel us to act,” Kerry said in the lengthy address.* *WNU Editor:* The transcript to his speech *is here* .... .*... So I through my life have believed that you can take certa... more »

The U.S. Secret Service Wants To Build A Second White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Secret Service Wants a Fake White House to Help Protect the Real One* *WASHINGTON — Stung by accusations that it cannot adequately protect the White House, the Secret Service wants to spend $8 million to build another White House in Beltsville, Md.In prepared testimony before the House Appropriations Committee, Joseph P. Clancy, the director of the Secret Service, on Tuesday will urge lawmakers to give him money to build a detailed replica of the White House to aid in training officers and agents to protect the real thing. Beltsville, about 20 miles from the r... more »

AEC 4: Malaysia's MITI Presentation

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Two days ago, South East Asia Network for Development (SEANET) and the ASEAN People's Forum (APF) held a forum about the ASEAN Economic Community in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. SEANET is a new regional free market think tank based in Kuala Lumpur, and one of the projects of IDEAS. This is one of two papers presented. Ours is a huge region -- in population, GDP size, trade, investments and tourism. Even the 28-nations European Union would be envious of its population size and low or young average age. It is fascinating how a region with a huge discrepancy in wealth among members can ... more »

(Empire Going Down or Just Trying To Scare US - Sign of the End?)  An Awakening Minority Now Realize Democrats and Republicans Are Nothing but Brands Appealing to Liberals or Conservatives, But Representing the Ruling Party and Beholden to Wall Street, the Military Industrial Complex, Mega-Corporations, and Not the American People

Celebrate Einstein's birthday (which was this past Saturday) by reading his classic piece on why he was a socialist. [Monthly Review / Albert Einstein] Other interesting news items that may change the world you live in (if you're paying attention anymore): Jeb Bush Wants To Eliminate Minimum Wage: 'Leave It To The Private Sector' Scott Walker's Convicted Chief of Staff Going To Jail After

A Drone's View Of A Deactivated Russian Missile Defense Facility

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT*: *Deactivated Russian missile defense facility caught on drone camera (VIDEO)* *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. *

Don't "Keep it in the Ground"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Alex Epstein from the Center for Industrial Progress writes in his latest newsletter about a co-campaign launched this week by *The Guardian* and 350.org in support of divestment in oil. [The campaign was launched] with an article and petition urging us to "keep it [fossil fuels] in the ground" by taking our money out of the industry. Rather than making the case against fossil fuels, they (as so many today do) take their evil for granted, casually agreeing with those who "see divestment from fossil fuels in much the same light as earlier campaigners saw the push to pull money out... more »

The War Against The Islamic State War Is Definitely Good Business For The Arms Trade

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg*: *Islamic State War Boosts Biggest Private African Arms Maker* *(Bloomberg) -- Islamic State’s expansion is causing instability from Basra to Beirut. It’s also boosting business for Ivor Ichikowitz, the founder of Africa’s biggest privately owned arms company.* *Ichikowitz’s Paramount Group, which sells products ranging from naval patrol vessels to refitted Mirage fighter jets, last month won an order to sell 50 armored vehicles worth more than $1 million each to Jordan. He expects more business to follow with Middle Eastern governments looking to bolster their defens... more »

U.S. Played A Key Role In The Botched Counter-Terrorism Raid That Resulted In 44 Philippine Policemen Being Killed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post: Manila:* *U.S. had key role in deadly counterterrorism raid in Philippines* *U.S. counterterrorism personnel played a hidden but key role in a bungled commando operation in the Philippines that resulted in dozens of deaths and a political scandal, according to a government investigation released Tuesday in Manila.* *At least six Americans were present at a Philippine command post during the ill-fated January raid and supplied Philippine forces with surveillance data collected by U.S. aircraft, the investigation found. One of the Americans went so far as to order... more »

You don't have to be a mayor to take advantage of the fabulous new Mayoral Excuse Machine

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Tell the truth now -- you want in on the Mayoral Excuse Machine, don't you? You'll find it here.* *by Ken* In the time that our Mayor Bill has been mayor of the Big Apple, people have said a lot of things about him, not to mention to him, but one thing I don't think has been heard a lot is: "He's right on time, Hizzoner!" He would not put anyone in mind of the hat-shop master referenced by the gleefully sprung-from-work hatter Mr. Cox in F. C. Burnand and Arthur Sullivan's *Cox and Box* (featuring one of the all-time great rhyme sequences -- "bus-i-ness," "is in his," and "phiz i... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The striking spiral galaxy M104 is famous for its nearly edge-on profile featuring a broad ring of obscuring dust lanes. Seen in silhouette against an extensive bulge of stars, the swath of cosmic dust lends a broad brimmed hat-like appearance to the galaxy suggesting the more popular moniker, The Sombrero Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based Subaru data have been reprocessed with amateur color image data to create this sharp view of the well-known galaxy. The processing results in a natural color appearance and preserves details often lost... more »

"A Moment With Nature"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The leaves streamed down, trembling in the sun. They were not green, only a few, scattered through the torrent, stood out in single drops of green so bright and pure that it hurt the eyes; the rest were not a color, but a light, the substance of fire on metal, living sparks without edges. And it looked as if the forest were a spread of light boiling slowly to produce this color, the green rising in small bubbles, the condensed essence of spring. The trees met, blending over the road and the spots of sun on the ground moved with the shifting of the branches, like a conscious caress."... more »

The Poet: W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Defenseless under the night Our world in stupor lies; Yet, dotted everywhere, Ironic points of light Flash out wherever the Just Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them Of Eros and of dust, Beleaguered by the same Negation and despair, Show an affirming flame." -W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"

"The Friend"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." — Henri J.M. Nouwen, "The Road to Daybreak"

"Compassion and Enabling"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Compassion and Enabling" by admin "Sometimes there is a very blurry line between feeling and expressing compassion, and enabling someone. Showing compassion is giving someone space and understanding so they can work through their predicament whilst remaining at a healthy emotional distance. This healthy emotional distance can be hard to judge in close knit relationships such as marriage and families. For should one fall over the edge of compassion and into the field of pity, neither party will benefit. Pity serves no one in relation to creating the desired changes within relations... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Chet Raymo, “Finding It Where You Are”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Finding It Where You Are”* by Chet Raymo “Yes, I've been to Walden. Been there several times, in fact. With students. We sat on the earth at the site of the cabin and read from the book. And the wind stirred the pines, and the hickories, and the oaks, and rippled the pond that shone like silver in the early morning sun. And then, to honor the spirit of the man we came to visit, we sat silently, as if on the stoop of his cabin with friends, knowing that any words, even his own, intruded on the haunting beauty of the place itself. Walden Pond Mary Oliver has a poem called "Going To... more »

Corporations Lobbying Government Reap 76,000% Return on Investment

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
Nick Bernabe Forget the penny stocks, amateurs, the greatest investment you can make in America is bribing the government to give you political favors. According to research conducted by The Sunshine Foundation, an organization focused on corporate and government accountability, After examining million records, including data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations and spending, we found that, on average, for every dollar spent on influencing politics, the nation’s most politically active corporations received $760 from the government. The $4.... more »

NATO Intercepts Russian Jets Over The Baltic Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Sukhoi Su-25 jet fighter flies during a drill in Russia's southern Stavropol region. Four similar jets were intercepted by NATO jets on March 17, 2015. Reuters/Eduard Korniyenko *IBTimes*: *Russian Military Jets Intercepted By NATO Near Latvia Over Baltic Sea* *Seven Russian aircraft were intercepted by the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission while flying in international airspace near Latvia, the country’s National Armed Forces said on Twitter Wednesday. Typhoon fighters from the Spanish and Italian air forces were scrambled on Tuesday to intercept the Russian aircraft, which inc... more »

In Rapid City, hate crimes are only 'disorderly conduct'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
In Rapid City, the good old boy system protects those who commit hate crimes Photos by Jean Roach, Lakota Censored News RAPID CITY, South Dakota -- Today in Rapid City, Trace O'Connell did not appear in court, but his lawyer entered a plea of not guilty. O'Connell was charged only with disorderly conduct after throwing beer on Lakota students, and verbally abusing them with

Hello Biometrics: Windows 10 to Add Facial Recognition, Iris Scans and Fingerprint Reader

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
Source Nicholas West After several years of consumer complaints, Microsoft Windows 10 has been getting a lot of attention as of late for many upgrades slated for their new version of the popular operating system. However, it appears that one feature being added to supposedly consumer-friendly applications is a suite of biometrics called Windows Hello and Windows Passport. It's all a part of the move toward a full-fledged Smart World where YOU become the password in a matrix of online and real-world activity. Naturally, the fear of identity theft and cyber crime of all stripes ... more »

It's Official: Government Terrorists Hate Us For Our Free Speech

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
*1984: France Will Counter Terrorist Attacks on Free Speech by… Attacking Free Speech? * Melissa Melton George Orwell wasn’t psychic; he was a time traveler, and we’re permanently falling down the rabbit hole of 1984. If you live in France, your right to visit certain websites has just been terminated by the almighty government. Why? Because terrorism. According to a report by Glenn Greenwald, “What’s Scarier: Terrorism, or Governments Blocking Websites in Its Name?” the French Interior Ministry has now ordered that five websites be blocked by the government because they have o... more »

No, John Kerry Doesn't Want To Negotiate With Assad

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
Brandon Turbeville The recent hysteria surrounding John Kerry’s remarks regarding the necessity of negotiating with Bashar al-Assad has provoked both criticism and praise from a number of very different quarters. Unfortunately, however, the opinions of those up in either arms or exaltation are largely the result of misreporting, war psychosis, and simply reading headlines instead of articles. While the chorus of the usual suspects of Neo-Con rightwing warmongers and Humanitarian Bomber/R2P leftists erupted in anger at the very thought of the United States inching away from total ... more »

Christina Aguilera Praises Unschooler Musician "There's No Teaching What You Do"

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
Sawyer Fredericks - Source Eric Blair Producers of NBC's *The Voice* present him as a "shy farm boy," but 15-year-old Sawyer Fredericks' unique folk sound may be aided by something else. He is unschooled. Sawyer's father runs the Facebook page The Unschool Dad described as "A radical unschooling dad of 5 sharing our journey!" Although the show never mentions this fact, Christina Aquilera, a judge on the show, made a comment following Fredericks' successful performance in the second round of the show that sort of proves the point of unschooling. After performing a Creedence Clea... more »

Education is a System of Indoctrination of the Young

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *Noam Chomsky offers his opinion of the education system, how it encourages conformity and discourages independent thought. The post Education is a System of Indoctrination of the Young appeared first on Waking Times.

Ukraine Crisis News Updates -- March 18, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *Ukraine Backs New Status in Rebel East as Troop Deaths Mount* *(Bloomberg) -- Ukraine approved a special status for separatist-held regions as part of the latest efforts toward peace in the nation’s east, where three soldiers died in some of the worst violence since last month’s truce.* *The parliament in Kiev, the capital, also appealed Tuesday to the United Nations and the European Union to send peacekeepers to the Donbas, which is partly controlled by pro-Russian insurgents after 11 months of fighting. Russia expanded military drills in its south and sent bombers... more »

Federal Reserve Statement and subsequent "reactions " unleashes Market " KRAKEN " - March 18 , 2015 .... Currencies , Equities , Bonds , Commodities - all caught up in Algomania !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Tweets...... *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 4h4 hours ago Before and After [image: Embedded image permalink] *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 5h5 hours ago "Flexible" Fed Loses "Patience"; Cuts Growth, Inflation Forecasts (Again) http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-1 8/flexible-fed-loses-patience-cuts-growth-inflation-forecasts-again … *zerohedge* "Flexible" Fed Loses "Patience"; Cuts Growth, Inflation Forecasts... Evan as The View on web *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 5h5 hours ago FOMC redline [image: Embedded image permalink] *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 5h5 hours ago FOMC... more »

U.K. Home Secretary: Edward Snowden Has Damaged Intelligence Agencies Across The World Including MI5 And MI6

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photograph: The Guardian *Daily Mail:* *Snowden leaks 'put spies at risk': May says traitor has damaged intelligence agencies across the world including MI5 and MI6 * ** Theresa May says Edward Snowden leaks have hit MI5 and MI6 resources* ** Home Secretary launches scathing attack on harm caused by the fugitive* ** He stole 1.7m files from America's National Security Agency and GCHQ * *Leaks by the US traitor Edward Snowden have ‘damaged’ intelligence agencies across the world and drained vital resources from MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, Theresa May warned last night.* *The Home Secretary ... more »

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