Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

24 Mar - Blogs I';m Following

1:00am MDST

(Un) Informed Consent: A Few Things Parents Don’t Know About the Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine – Part 1 by Louise Habakus

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 minutes ago
[image: (Un) Informed Consent: A Few Things Parents Don't Know About the Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine – Part 1] (Un) Informed Consent: A Few Things Parents Don’t Know About the Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine – Part 1 by Louise Habakus Green Med Info, 18 March 2015 *How safe is the combination measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine? Is the information regarding these vaccines easily accessible to parents for them to make an informed and ultimately important choice? Here is part 1, vaccine safety followed by part 2, looking into the manufacturer Merck & Co. * I've been ... more »

The Realist Report - Charles Krafft

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 1 hour ago
On this edition of *The Realist Report*, we'll be joined by *Charles Krafft*. Charles and I will be discussing the heroic Romanian nationalist Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, founder and leader of the Legionary Movement and the Iron Guard, and interwar Romanian history. Calls are welcome! You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *Corneliu Zelea Codreanu - Metapedia* - *Legion of the Archangel Michael - Metapedia* - *Iron Guard - Wikipedia* - *To the Abattoir: Investigating the Legionary Rebellion of January 21-23, 1941 - Charl... more »

Israel Spied On The U.S. - Iran Nuclear Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and President Barack Obama shown during a meeting at the White House in October. The leaders disagree over the negotiations with Iran. Photo: Reuters *Wall Street Journal*: *Israel Spied on Iran Talks* *Ally’s snooping upset White House because information was used to lobby Congress to try to sink a dealSoon after the U.S. and other major powers entered negotiations last year to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, senior White House officials learned Israel was spying on the closed-door talks.The spying operation was part of a broa... more »

Musical Interlude: Richard & Adam, “Hallelujah”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Richard & Adam, “Hallelujah” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJZXLyDhCM8 I'd never heard them before tonight, simply wonderful... It's part of a playlist, let it play, and enjoy... you will.

The Best Books To Read Aloud to Your Children

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 2 hours ago
As a child, my mom read aloud to us every night. We started with books like The Boxcar Children and Dealing with Dragons and eventually as we got older moved on to books like Great Expectations and Tarzan. It is one of my favorite memories and one that I knew I wanted to continue with my daughter. We started reading chapter books aloud a couple of years ago and we have developed some favorites. These are all books that your kids will love! 1. Ella Enchanted. This is hands down my favorite Cinderella story. If you have seen the movie, don't let it keep you from reading this book to... more »

Okinawa Governor Suspends US Military Base Construction

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The Yomiuri Shimbun *CSM:* *Defying Toyko, Okinawa suspends US military base construction* *The relocation of a US Marine Corps base on the island is aimed at removing a longstanding irritant in US-Japan relations. Tokyo backs the relocation plan, but the view in Okinawa is less positive. * *The governor of Okinawa has ordered a halt to construction of a controversial new United States military base on the southern Japanese island, the latest setback in a long-running row over the US military presence there. * *Gov. Takeshi Onaga demanded that Japan's government suspend all work a... more »

My Green Home - The Wisdom in Waiting

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 2 hours ago
While standing in line at the county tree sale, people were talking about gardening. One conversation caught my attention. A woman, who recently bought a home, spent her first week's clearing the property. She cut the trees and bushes, burned everything, and was now repopulating her land. I suppose that it's human nature to want to put our own "stamp" on things ... to make them our own. And frankly, it's often easier to wipe the slate clean and begin anew. But when it comes to property, rash decisions can hurt both the earth and one's pocketbook. We made the decision to go slowly wi... more »

Egypt, Ethiopia And Sudan Agree On Deal To Share The Resources of The Nile River

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*VOA: **Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan Sign Deal on Nile Dam* *Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a preliminary deal on sharing water from the Nile River, allowing Ethiopia to continue with its construction of a massive new dam.The leaders said the "declaration of principles" would pave the way for further diplomatic cooperation on the Grand Renaissance Dam, which has stirred fears of a regional resource conflict. No details of the agreement were immediately released.Ethiopia's Minister of Water, Alemayehu Tegenu, on Monday told VOA's Horn of Africa Service the countries agreed... more »

The Battle For Tikrit -- news Updates March 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Newsweek:* *Tikrit Offensive Stalls Due to ‘Hundreds’ of ISIS Explosives* *The offensive on the ISIS-held Iraqi city of Tikrit has slowed to a halt because of hundreds of explosives planted in the city’s centre as the terror group await a final assault by Iraqi forces, according to experts.* *The Iraqi offensive on the city, supported by the Shia-majority Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU), had initial success, with a number of towns on the city’s outskirts captured quickly and PMU spokesman, Karim al-Nuri, declaring the city would be liberated in “no more than 72 hours” earlier th... more »

Minority Report – Pre-Crime is Here

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Jay Dyer* - The film Minority Report seems to have predicted the future of law enforcement... The post Minority Report – Pre-Crime is Here appeared first on Waking Times.

Thorne Dreyer : RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Hall of Fame singer Maryann Price; Ellen Sweets, author of ‘Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 4 hours ago
Maryann Price sang with Dan Hicks, The Kinks, and Asleep at the Wheel; Ellen Sweets is a prize-winning journalist recently returned from Cuba. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | March 23, 2015 Recent guests on Rag Radio … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *RAG RADIO PODCASTS* | Hall of Fame singer Maryann Price; Ellen Sweets, author of ‘Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins’

Culture Watch: Lena Dunham asks, "Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?" Bad enough if it's a dog, but if it's a boyfriend, yikes!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Plus: Updating my post on Ian Welsh's blog fund-raiser* *This photo (by Robin Schwartz) of the Lena's dog, Lamby, "a mutt who came from a rescue shelter in Brooklyn," appeared with her March 2013 New Yorker "Personal History" piece, "A Box of Puppies."* *by Ken* Lena Dunham has a piece in the March 30 *New Yorker* with the above-noted title, like so -- and nothing but an establishing sentence -- Do the following statements refer to (a) my dog or (b) my Jewish boyfriend? followed by 35 numbered points, starting with these: 1. The first thing I noticed about him was his eyes. 2. W... more »

Women’s Integration into Combat Stuck in a Physical Stalemate

Megan MacKenzie at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Last week 60 Minutes ran a feature called Women in Combat: Cracking the Last All-Male Bastion of the US Military. The segment, led by David Martin, focused on Marine Infantry Officer training. He finds that, although the Marines are required to integrate women as a result of the removal of the combat exclusion, no women […]

Is The Middle East Now Facing A Period Of Nuclear Proliferation?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Karl Vick, Time*: *The Middle East Nuclear Race Is Already Underway* *While the U.S. and other world powers work to constrain Iran's nuclear program, five rival nations plan atomic programs* *One of the most important reasons why the U.S. is trying to conclude a nuclear deal with Iran is to prevent an Iranian bomb from triggering a nuclear race in the Middle East. Yet even as talks continue now in Switzerland, Tehran’s regional rivals have already begun quietly acting on their own atomic ambitions. Nuclear power may be on the wane almost everywhere else in the world, but it’s all... more »

Doing What U.S. Does Best - Don't Dare Throw Eggs at Them

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
A convoy of US Army military vehicles arrived in Riga, Sunday as part of a 1,770-km (1,100-mile) tour through six European countries. The convoy is making its way through Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Germany, before reaching its final destination near the German town of Vilseck. Czech people were told not to throw tomatoes and eggs at a US military convoy rumbling through Eastern Europe, the local media said, citing the laws of the land. Those in love with egg & tomato hurling may get up to three years if convicted. “Should anyone emerge with the int... more »

Star Wars - A Body Count

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
The History of the LaRouche Movement's Cognitive Infoltration of Reagan's NSC - 1993 Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Panel from Spike EP on Vimeo. Presentation by Paul Gallagher and Jeff Steinberg Did 22 SDI Researchers really ALL Commit Suicide? http://www.fiu.edu/~mizrachs/sdi-deaths.html Fifty-year-old Alistair Beckham was a successful British aerospace- projects engineer. His specialty was designing computer software for sophisticated naval defense systems. Like hundreds of other British scientists, he was working on a pilot program for America's Strategic Defense Initiativ... more »

MENA Report ( March 24 , 2015 ) - Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates , ISIS Global Threat Updates ...... Yemen Covil War in full Bloom as Saudi led GCC threatens to intervene ..... Libya version of " Chaosistan " continues - talks continue along with the fighting ...... Iran Nuclear Talks head to final week ( March 31st deadline to reach Agreement on framework for Final Deal )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Links.... *Sunnis Say Shi'ites Burn Homes Outside Tikrit* *Shi'ite Rebels Seize Yemen's Third Largest City* Afghan Leader: ISIS Threat Endangers Afghanistan Fighting Still Stalled in Tikrit, but 114 Killed Across Iraq Syrian Islamist Merger in NW Counters al-Qaeda's Clout UN Says Libya Talks Extended Despite Clashes UN Security Council Condemns Houthi Actions in Yemen, Threatens Further Measures Tweets....... *Syria Pulse* @TheSyriaPulse · 3h3 hours ago Aleppo's Christians see regime as last hope http://almon.co/2eaq *Syria Pulse* @TheSyriaPulse · 13h13 hours ago Week-... more »

Cloning Technology and the De-extinction of Large Mammals

Waking Times at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Video - *Scientists are studying DNA extracted from the remains of long-dead creatures such as mammoths and giant bears, to learn how environment drives evolution and how certain species affect climate and ecosystem stability. The post Cloning Technology and the De-extinction of Large Mammals appeared first on Waking Times.

White House Chief Of Staff: 50 Years Of Israeli Occupation Must End U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Denis McDonough speaks at the J Street Conference in Washington on March 23, 2015. Press TV *Haaretz:* *White House chief of staff: 50 years of Israeli occupation must end* *U.S. cannot pretend Netanyahu didn't say no Palestinian state would be established on his watch, Denis McDonough tells J Street conference in Washington.White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough made it clear on Monday that the crisis in U.S.-Israel relations over the issue of a Palestinian state remains, despite efforts by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to clarify remarks he made late in the election ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier's famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed by astronomers in the year 1054. This sharp, ground-based telescopic view uses narrowband data to track emission from ionized oxygen and hydrogen atoms (in blue and red) and explore the tangled filaments within the still expanding cloud. *Click image for larger size.* One of the most exotic objects known to modern astronomers, the Crab ...more »

"When We Have Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy. In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age, we are looking backwards to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day, when we have time.” - Charles Caleb Colton, “Lacon”

Chet Raymo, “Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright...”* by Chet Raymo “Divinity is not playful. The universe was not made in jest but in solemn incomprehensible earnest. By a power that is unfathomably secret, and holy, and fleet." You may recall these words from Annie Dillard's “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.” There is nothing intrinsically cheerful about the world, she says. To live is to die; it's all part of the bargain. Stars destroy themselves to make the atoms of our bodies. Every creature lives to eat and be eaten. And into this incomprehensible, unfathomable, apparently stochastic melee stumbles... ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*VOA EXCLUSIVE*: *Afghan President Says He is Working With US to Repair Relations* *In an exclusive interview with Voice of America on Sunday evening shortly after his arrival in Washington, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani spoke about his request for a change in U.S. troop levels, the threat from the Islamic State, and what he is doing to set a course to repair relations with the United States.* *The interview with Afghan Service reporter Said Suleiman Ashna was held at Blair House in the Pashto language. What follows is an edited transcript.* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorial... more »

Hilarion - March 22, 2015

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
Hilarion's Weekly Message *from Marlene Swetlishoff* March 22~29, 2015 Beloved Ones, There is a sense of accomplishment on the inner planes as the cosmic alignments and human activities are taking place upon your planet. Your loving energies have been given and applied where it is needed the most and every particle has been utilized for the highest good of all, with loving gratitude and appreciation for your efforts. You are loved so very much by your Family of Light! Every particle of Light expands and fills all the places and spaces that are shifting as the shadows recede an... more »

Solar Update

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago

MNN. OBVIOUS ECONOMIC SOLUTION

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
OBVIOUS ECONOMIC SOLUTION OBVIOUS ECONOMIC SOLUTION   Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 23 Mar. 2015. Any child can see the solution. Dekanawida told us the black serpent is looking for war with one co... View on mohawknationnews.com Preview by Yahoo

Boeing patents a forcefield...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago

the power of x

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

EDC's in the Great Lakes Region- Wastwater, Waterways & Fish- Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
* Hormone-mimickers widespread in Great Lakes region wastewater, waterways and fish.* I have placed links back to older posts related to the topics discussed in this news item Great Lakes waterways are contaminated with known endocrine disrupting compounds; scientists warn fish are at risk *(It ain't just fish at risk!)* Mercury … PCBs … these are still problems. But there’s a lesser-known class of contaminants, which have insidious and concerning health impacts on aquatic creatures. Barber, a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, was looking for, and found, hormone-d... more »

Empire And Colonialism: Rich Men In London Still Deciding Africa's Future

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 8 hours ago
RINF, Countercurrents, Global Research (all links are in italics) Some £600 million in UK aid money courtesy of the taxpayer is helping big business increase its profits in Africa via the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. In return for receiving aid money and corporate investment, African countries have to change their laws, making it easier for corporations to acquire farmland, control seed supplies and export produce. Last year, Director of the Global Justice Now Nick Dearden said: “It’s scandalous that UK aid money is being used to carve up Africa in the > interest... more »

Why Dave Has Ruled Out a Third Term

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
How short are political memories? Being someone with stints in Leninist organisations behind me, one lesson I talk from those times was how the party styled itself as the collective memory of the class. Hence why the repetitious lead offs on the Russian Revolution and rinse and repeat articles on the old beards. However, it turns out those comrades were right. In the Labour Party, as a rule, there is little sense of shared histories. Policies that were tried and failed before make comebacks from time to time. There is little systematic education and therefore the lessons learned by... more »

Ted Cruz Wants To Be The First President Of The U.S. Who Is Not A Natural Born Citizen

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Although Ted Cruz's father is a deranged fascist and extremist, it would be simplistic to dismiss the Texas senator as just another scion of a right-wing family displaced by the Cuban Revolution. In fact, when Cruz talks about his dad having fought in the Cuban Revolution and having been jailed and tortured, he is certainly *implying* that his father was a victim of Castro and the socialist revolutionaries. In reality, though, Rafael Cruz was fighting alongside Castro and was captured by the fascist forces of the brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, who was backed by the U.S. ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 23, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Tsipras, Merkel display goodwill, little sign of debt progress* *(Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel put on a public display of mutual goodwill on Monday, appealing to Greeks and Germans to set aside recrimination and national stereotypes and work for a better European future.* *Yet despite warm words on the new leftist premier's first official visit to Berlin, it was unclear if they had narrowed differences on economic reforms Greece must implement to win urgently needed fresh cash from its creditors. The two leaders we... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom Thanks for stopping by!

Its own reward

risa bear at A Way to Live - 9 hours ago
Waiting through dry spells to set out transplants in wet spells; waiting through wet spells to paint and mow. The potted seedlings are growing slowly this year in spite of their heat and sun lamps. It takes eighteen flats of seedlings to fill the three spring-garden beds. I choose three at a time. I know I'm rushing it, but there has been so little frost that one wants to *try*. I'm afraid the heat will come suddenly and the spring things will want to bolt. The green stripe you can see down the middle of each bed is broadbeans, the best eating size of favas. Their job here, aside fr... more »

Meanwhile, in another universe...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
The cybernats are not happy bunnies today. They are (as ever) very active on the Twitter hashtag *#bbcbias,* busily tweeting each other messages like the following: *Proof of #bbcbias entire interview subliminally captioned as "SNP Threat" on #bbcdp **Impartial and unbiased eh? ”* *wow the #bbcbias channel now trying subliminal messages. It's not done in error* *@BBCNews @BBCNewsnight @BBCPolitics your bias against the SNP is the REAL THREAT to democracy! #BBCBias* *Stewart Hosie interviewed by BBC yesterday surely positive proof of BBC bias? * *More incredible BBC bias. They d... more »

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | Town Meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders in Austin on March 31

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Event: Town Meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Presented by: Friends of Bernie Sanders Where: IBEW Local Union 520 Address: 4818 E. Ben White Boulevard, Austin, TX 78760 Price: $25 suggested contribution; no one … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | Town Meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders in Austin on March 31

The Inconvenient Truth About Harper's Canada

Alison at Creekside - 9 hours ago
Tomorrow night in Ottawa Michael Harris and Donald Gutstein discuss how to undo the damage I really *really* hope someone has arranged to tape this event and put it up online for those of us not in Ottawa. Speaking at Goldman Sachs in New York last fall, Harper hinted at a greater military role ahead for Canada and leaving his mark on Canada : "We've made it a policy of moving incrementally, but constantly, in our eight-and-a-half years in office," he said, citing changes to corporate taxes and a tougher law-and-order stance. "I think that we've moved, and I think the country has mo... more »

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Opens US Visit With Speech At The Pentagon Honoring Sacrifices Made By American Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Independent*: *Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani opens US visit with speech honouring sacrifices made by American soldiers* *Mr Ghani is intent on contrasting his style with that of his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, who became belligerent towards the US* *Amidst signs that Washington is poised to adjust the pace of its disengagement from Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani opened an official visit to the United States today by expressing fulsome thanks for the sacrifices made by US soldiers in more than a decade of war in his country.* *“What I want to state on behalf of the Af...more »

The Poet: Shu Ting, “Perhaps”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Perhaps”* “Perhaps these thoughts of ours will never find an audience. Perhaps the mistaken road will end in a mistake. Perhaps the lamps we light one at a time will be blown out, one at a time. Perhaps the candles of our lives will gutter out without lighting a fire to warm us. Perhaps when all the tears have been shed the earth will be more fertile. Perhaps when we sing praises to the sun the sun will praise us in return. Perhaps these heavy burdens will strengthen our philosophy. Perhaps when we weep for those in misery we must be silent about miseries of our own. Perh... more »

"Oh, Come Now..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“One of the saddest lines in the world is, 'Oh, come now - be realistic.' The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride.” - Richard Nelson Bolles

Saudi Arabia Warns That They May Intervene In Yemen If Peace Talks Fail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC:* *Saudi Arabia warns of 'necessary measures' over Yemen* *Gulf Arab states will take "necessary measures" against Yemen's Houthi rebels if a peaceful solution cannot be found to the country's instability, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has said.Saud al-Faisal also condemned Iranian "interference" in Yemen.The UN has warned that Yemen is on the edge of civil war, as the Shia Houthis attempt to tighten their control.The group has been pushing further south from its northern stronghold, clashing with local armed elements.This moves the Houthis closer to conflict with f... more »

Why is Fracking Dangerous?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Infographic - *Fracking carries known and unknown risks of harm for public health and the environment upon which public health depends. Here are some of the known dangers. The post Why is Fracking Dangerous? appeared first on Waking Times.

A change of pace....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 11 hours ago
This is about politics - but equally about religion, Christianity it particular. And I'm sure it will please neither politicians nor Christians. It begins with a very short story to set the tone. My first job as a teacher was with a grade seven class. The school nurse came to see me. One of the girls in my class was, she thought, seriously ill. Could I drive her home, and make it clear to her parents that she had to see a doctor immediately. So I drove her home where her mother (stepmother) answered the door. I could almost feel the hatred between the girl and her stepmother. I exp... more »

Your not going to catch me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Your not going to catchme doing something wrong I been living on this planet far too long You might have a feeling or even a parliamentarty conveening But it will prove nothing if the few voters that vote go along

Alyce Guynn : VERSE | One White Crow

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
By Alyce Guynn | The Rag Blog | March 23, 2015 In a snow storm of silence, quiet wraps itself around her a smothering blanket taming ghostly shadows that claim the night So as not to drown in the chill … finish reading Alyce Guynn : *VERSE* | One White Crow

Activists Lock Down at San Francisco Police Gates

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Monday, March 23, 2015 BREAKINGActivists Lock Down Gates of San Francisco PD to Protest Police Violence Watch LIVE - http://tinyurl.com/m6wqz68 Pic @silverspeakers ‪#‎Justice4AlexNieto‬ By Mission Local Staff – San Francisco – Protesters have blocked traffic with street theater and chained themselves to Mission Police Station as part of an action against officer-involved shootings

Supplemental: The Times attempts to report on tests!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015 It seems to us they failed:* We’re often amazed by the way our biggest newspapers report on the nation’s schools. So it was this morning, when the New York Times published a 1600-word front-page report about the use of standardized tests to rate New York State teachers. Governor Cuomo wants to extend the practice. According to reporter Kate Taylor, his proposals, which teacher groups largely oppose, “would both increase the weight of test scores, to 50 percent of a teacher’s rating, and decrease the role of their principals’ observations.” Should test scor... more »

Let’s go Black Caps.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
[image: Martin Guptill 200 West Indies] Is there any other story around today? Let’s go Black Caps! [Pic: Getty. Video: Sky Sport] PS:’ Here’s a message from a Prime Minister: Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Al Qaeda Militants Parade Captured Syrian Helicopter Airman

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Hat Tip to Alert 5* for the above videos*. *Daily Mail*: *Al Qaeda militants in Syria parade captured regime helicopter airman on video and demand radical cleric is released* ** Airman was seen in video released by Al Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra * ** Notorious militant Abdullah al-Muhaysini stands over him wielding a knife* ** Jihadi calls for the release of another Al Qaeda extremist, Mus'ab as-Suri* ** Airman was among at least four people captured near Idlib yesterday* ** The regime helicopter suffered a 'technical malfunction' and crash-landed * ** A fifth airman was imm... more »

Bailiffs trying to evict cancer-stricken father over mortgage dispute are forced to retreat after 500 strangers form human blockade around his bungalow

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
Tom Crawford, Nottingham UK http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2923567/Bailiffs-trying-evict-cancer-stricken-father-mortgage-blunder-forced-retreat-500-strangers-form-human-blockade-bungalow.html *Bailiffs trying to evict cancer-stricken father over mortgage dispute are forced to retreat after 500 strangers form human blockade around his bungalow * *- Bailiffs have been trying to evict Tom Crawford, 63, for six months - They claim he owes £43,000 in outstanding mortgage repayments- 500 strangers provided a human blockade around his bungalow- Bailiffs were forced t... more »

Arthur Manuel Book Launch 'Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Arthur Manuel speaks on Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call Winnipeg book launch: Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call May 14th, 2015, 7:00pm–9:00pm McNally Robinson Winnipeg, 1120 Grant Avenue, Attached to Grant Park Mall, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (map) By Between the Lines https://btlbooks.com/book/unsettling-canada Censored News “This is the back story of both grassroots and

Engage the couch

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
those couch monters if not tamed will unfurel a thosand year enterprise and they do not give a shit aboot history

I am Powered by lost NAD tech

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Warderug= a o dye si o o ot 0 pye mid What would the crystal skulls think 9lective Seeking some itelligence from a sky gone billions of years far away

Ted Cruse suplaints other nutters as the first choce to lead the USa

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Its just a vacuum for me

MOST MASSIVIST ANTI-CHOICE CAMPAIGN EVAH!

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 12 hours ago
The Fetal Gore Porn Gang -- you remember, the same group of nutbars who attempted to co-opt the Abortion Caravan -- along with Campaign Lie have a new campaign billed as "the biggest pro-life campaign Canada has ever seen." DJ! reported on its launch last week. That's an account by an attendee at the Victoria event who had some uncomfortable and, apparently, unanswerable questions for the organizers. Well, now that they're a week into their current road trip, let's have a look at how they're doing. (They really like road trips, don't they? Maybe because it gets them out from under t... more »

Kurdish MP: 30000 Iranian Soldiers And Military Experts Are Fighting In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, poses with Kurdish fighters in Iraq in this undated photo. (photo by Twitter/@Mojtaba_Fathi) *Rudaw:* *Kurdish MP: 30,000 Iranian soldiers, military experts fighting in Iraq* *ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan- At least 30,000 Iranian soldiers and military experts are in Iraq and involved in the fight against ISIS, a Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament said Sunday, calling it a “threat to Iraq’s sovereignty.”“At least 30,000 soldiers and military experts from the Islamic Republic of Iran are fighting ISIS militants in Iraq,” Shakhawan... more »

Ron Wyden, Progressives & TPP

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)* *by Gaius Publius* Are progressives willing to attack Ron Wyden on TPP? The question isn't mine — it's from the *National Journal* (my emphasis throughout): *Are Progressives Willing to Attack One of Their Own on Free Trade?* *Ron Wyden is seen as a strong progressive on many social and security issues, but his views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership may go too far for Oregonian progressives.* In recent months, *progressives have been voicing their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership*. And they might try and make an... more »

Will Iran Succeed In Creating A New Persian And Shi'ite 'Empire' On Arab Land?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani walks near an armoured vehicle at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba in Salahuddin province March 8, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Stringer *Reuters:* *Iran expands regional 'empire' ahead of nuclear deal* *(Reuters) - With Iran moving closer to a deal with world powers to constrain its nuclear program in return for an end to sanctions, Arab analysts and leaders are focused more on how Tehran is working unconstrained to tighten its grip on Arab states, from Iraq to Le... more »

U.S. Is Boosting Its Military Presence In The Persian Gulf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon:* *U.S. Boosts Military Presence in Gulf Waters as Iran Deal Inches Closer* *Massive military exercise runs as major powers seek nuke deal* *Some 3,000 U.S. military personnel as well as American “air, land, sea, and special operations components” have moved into the Persian Gulf region for a military exercise that coincides with the finalization of a nuclear agreement with Iran aimed at containing its nuclear arms program, according to officials from U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).* *The exercise, known as Eagle Resolve, has been taking place in Kuwaiti w... more »

Swept Away.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
- Dr. Christof Lehmann, founder & editor of nsnbc writes: "The peace process [in Ukraine] is being complicated due to disagreements within NATO. While an US/UK led faction is pushing for a belligerent policy towards Moscow, a French – German led faction is advocating for peaceful relations with Russia and greater integration of the EEU and EU. As long as this NATO-internal dispute hasn’t been settled it is probable that Ukrainian citizens on all sides will continue to bear the brunt of the geopolitical chess game." - Today I got the link to an interview I did last wee... more »

The Economy: "America Is No Longer a Republic or a Democracy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"America Is No Longer a Republic or a Democracy"* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - "Last week was bad for the dollar, but good for US stocks. On Friday, the greenback capped its worst five days of trading in four years. The Dow rose another 168 points – or nearly 1%. This took place after Madame Yellen, proprietress of the House of the Rising Stock Market, said she would neither be patient nor impatient about raising rates. Investors drew the obvious conclusion: She has no idea what she is doing. Until she finds a clue, or is startled out of her paralysis by... more »

OLIVER STONE'S UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES IN 58 MINUTES

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 13 hours ago
*Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States is a must see 58 minute video for it is a flashback to the hubristic formation of this present empire in the human form as the creators of the official 9/11 story ~ George W Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz's Infamous pipe dream of PNAC ~ which predicted the eventual global dominance of America and its surrogate state of Israel. The war on terror is still a smokescreen to cover up U.S and Israeli involvement in the false flag of 9/11 and the eventual metamorphosis of America from a Republic to its present ... more »

Do you ever wonder you know nothing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Its not just the message from the game of thrones its a synatjis\ of belief probabiiie that have no resonan=ce with science

What Really Happened in Crimea

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*A Video Describing the Events that led to the Reunification of Crimea with Russia* This video has just been posted by The Saker. I am copying it here because it describes the critical events that led to the non-violent ("velvet") reunification of Crimea with Russia. In the Referendum that solidified and formalized this reunification, *Crimeans voted over 95% to rejoin Russia. *As a Canadian, what speaks to me most clearly are the *language rights involved. *Canadians, with our french speaking minority, based mainly in Quebec, have been inculcated from early childhood to respect ... more »

U.S. Congress Sends Letter To President Obama Expressing Their Concerns On Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN*: *367 House lawmakers warn Obama on Iran* *Washington (CNN)A veto-proof, bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have signed an open letter to President Barack Obama warning him that any nuclear deal with Iran will effectively require congressional approval for implementation.* *A group of bipartisan senators have penned a bill mandating that any deal be reviewed and approved by Congress, but the House letter notes that lawmakers have another way to halt an agreement — by refusing to roll back sanctions.* *WNU Editor:* For any U.S. - Iranian deal to come into force, Congress... more »

British Special Forces Join U.S. Special Forces In Evacuating From Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*SKY News: **British Special Forces Pull Out Of Yemen* *British troops are airlifted out of the capital Sana'a as the UN warns rebel advances leave the country on the brink of civil war.UK Special Forces have pulled out of Yemen because of the deteriorating security situation in the country.Sky News understands they were airlifted from the capital Sana'a over the weekend.They had been operating in the country alongside US counterparts, who have now also been withdrawn.US forces evacuated al Annad airbase near the southern city of al Houta, which was captured by al Qaeda mi... more »

Keeping Children & Others Safe from EDC's- Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
There are simple steps families can take to reduce exposure to many of the environmental toxins that can affect children's health. Read labels, don't use pesticides and eat organic whenever possible*Avoid these ingredients * *Phthalates: *Not listed on labels, but may appear as "fragrance" or "parfum." Phthalates are endocrine-disrupting chemicals that can damage children's brain development. *Triclosan:* Commonly found in antibacterial products. *Chemicals ending in "eth" and PEG: *in personal-care products *Parabens:* Found in personal-care products, including shampoos and lotions *F... more »

6 Ways Drumming Heals Body, Mind and Soul

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Sayer Ji* - This experience is so hard-wired into our biological, social and spiritual DNA that even preschool children as young as 2.5 years appear to be born with the ability to synchronize body movements to external acoustic beats The post 6 Ways Drumming Heals Body, Mind and Soul appeared first on Waking Times.

How much do extrnal forces impact me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
How much do external forces impact me This is an idea until the 1960s would be a death suntan for a regime under attack today some of us can self actualise and look for the Truth if the most important fact of leadership and success is to know thyself. Anyone I know from the preppier today who follows this forum makes me sad because they all want to lash down the people to make their version of the perfect steeple but the history of humankind is way more rich and diversified than a king on a cross printed on every hillside.

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James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago

Failure to put election to accused a jurisdictional failure

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
*R. v. Shia,* 2015 ONCA 190: [32] In *Varcoe*, this court considered whether s. 686(1)(b)(iv) could save a harmless failure to put an accused to his election under s. 536(2) of the *Criminal Code*. There, as here, the accused was charged with an indictable offence that required an election. There, as here, the jurisdiction of the trial court over the offence depended entirely on the election of the accused to be tried by that court. This court held that, in the absence of an election, or valid waiver of it, the trial court lacked jurisdiction over the offence and the proviso i... more »

Leftover Ham Pillows

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
Ham is delicious. It is. The one downside, of course, is the leftovers. It doesn't seem bad at first -- ham is good so leftovers will be great, right? -- but it's amazing how long it takes to use up that leftover ham. It's hard to find good ham recipes too. Well here's one that's delicious, doesn't taste like leftover ham and will fill up your family: leftover ham pillows. It's a twist on one of my childhood favorite meals, chicken pillows, and it's wonderful winter food. *INGREDIENTS* 1 pkg crescent roll dough 1 1/2 cups leftover ham, cut into small cubes 1 cup mushrooms, cut into... more »

Journey for Existence: Walking to Crownpoint today!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Photo March 21, 2015: "We have called upon our people to walk with us and in just a few hours our numbers have grown! Behind us is the generating station that burns coal from Peabody Energy's El Segundo Mine. We are continuing onto Thoreau Chapter house where we will make camp and host a community dinner this evening." Today: March 23, 2015 "We are leaving Smith Lake Chapter and are now

#TedCruzCampaignSlogans

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 15 hours ago
Last night, Joe McCarthy 2.0 Ted Cruz announced from Liberty University that he was running for the presidency. One of my followers alerted me by DM of the twitterbomb hashtag #TedCruzCampaignSlogans and to get my jokes lined up by 8 pm. It quickly got to the fifth spot in US trends and by today, it's reached #1. What follows below are some of my own noteworthy contributions. I've renounced my Cuban heritage, my Canadian citizenship and my sanity. Ted Cruz is a man of flexible values! #TedCruzCampaignSlogans — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) March 23, 2015 "No mas immigran... more »

Media Advisory: Call for Stronger Oil Spill Response

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
                                                                                                                                                                                                              .                                                                              MEDIA ADVISORY You Are Invited to Participate in a Webinar ~ A Call for Stronger Oil Spill Response ~

What do you not understand in a GaME OF Thrones way about Nuclear War

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
I say just one word America

loading one keystoke into the picture for ever one time

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
The most invincibly books in human history have this pedigree it just reconfigures the nonsense IMHO We may not be flesh eating Zombies but we are under the control of great brains

Ted Cruz at Liberty University announcing his run for president...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*the first of many.* I haven't even watched it yet. I'm fighting off a cold (so far, the cold is winning), and I will watch it after breakfast. I will say this after peeking at a few minutes of the speech. Someone has told him to get better fitted suits and he listened. Does that sound shallow? Well, it's not. Appearance is important and his suit is nicely tailored.

Yemen Crisis: News Updates -- March 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Yemen foes square off as fears of war, Saudi-Iran rivalry grow* *(Reuters) - Yemen's top factions are squaring off for battle after months of skirmishes, turning respectively to neighboring Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran for help in what may become all-out war.With President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi seeking a comeback from the port city of Aden while the Shi'ite Houthi movement controls the capital Sanaa, rival administrations are trading bellicose rhetoric as fighting intensifies and factions commandeer airfields for the next stage of the struggle.Somewhat ... more »

Sugar Water

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Not a priority in an actual draught is it no worse than cocaine for life expetency if totally availabe 2/7.

3 Subjects Schools Could Teach to Improve the World

WTStaff at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Andrea Shulman* - By teaching kids these 3 subjects, we would give students the tools they need to not only be knowledgeable in schools, but to flourish. The post 3 Subjects Schools Could Teach to Improve the World appeared first on Waking Times.

Mohawk Nation News 'Flagitious Fat Cats'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
FLAGITIOUS FAT CATS Posted on March 22, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 22 Mar. 2015. The central bankers are working desperately to hold onto their debt based fiction. The rigged market of paper is coming apart. According to a  Plutocrat they are minimizing their dependency on the markets and putting their money into land. They are leaving the urban areas and trying to

What is the Real Matrix?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Khris Krepcik* - The Outer Matrix is very real — but that Outer Matrix is only the outcropping of an Inner Matrix... The post What is the Real Matrix? appeared first on Waking Times.

OUR CONVERSATIONS TO NOWHERE: In search of a conversation about race!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015Part 1—Or about anything else:* Mercifully, Howard Schultz has called a halt to his conversation about race. It isn’t that his call to converse was changing things at our own Starbucks. To state the obvious, baristas don’t have time for conversations about race, or about anything else, when they’re serving complex drinks to long lines of glowering people. To us, Schultz seemed more like Howard *Beale* in his strange videotaped request. To us, he seemed almost totally daft—and we don’t mean that in a good way! Does Howard Schultz have any idea what a “conver...more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago

“Jon Stewart Lets Fly in Brilliant 'Rage-gasm' About Fox's Relentless Hypocrisy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Jon Stewart Lets Fly in Brilliant 'Rage-gasm' About Fox's Relentless Hypocrisy”* The network does not even remotely play by the rules it insists everyone else must. By Janet Allon "Jon Stewart had to admit it, sometimes he's a little bit critical of Fox News. But to be fair, as he explained on Thursday night's show, "That's because they're terrible." Stewart then hammered the network for its incessant demand that "Hand Up Don't Shoot" protesters apologize while never once apologizing for its own relentless false tirades—what was it Megyn Kelly called it, oh yeah, "a tsunami of m... more »

Zapatistas SupGaleano 'About the Homage and the Seminar'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
SupGaleano formerly known as Marcos About the Homage and the Seminar Sup Galeano ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION. March 2015. Espanol, Italiano, Francais To the compas of the Sixth in Mexico and in the World: Compas: I have been asked to let you know that… Despite the significant increase in military activity in the vicinity of the Zapatista Caracoles (aggressive patrols,

World News Briefs -- March 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *In skeptical Berlin, Merkel to hear Greek PM's reform plans in person* *(Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel does not expect talks on Monday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to resolve his differences with the euro zone over Greece's bailout but she does want to hear from him in person about his reform plans, an aide said.* *The German chancellor and Greek leader have played down expectations that he would use his first official visit to Berlin to present a brand new list of reform proposals which he promised European Union leaders at a summit last week.* *MI... more »

Andrew Klavan: Magical Leftist Thinking

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
* "What's in the box. What is it that transforms the happy-faced programs of the left into their exact opposite?" * Andrew Klavin opens the box and tells you what's in it.

Links for a rainy day

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
My friend Tammy Turner sent around this graphic of water use in Taiwan. It is actually raining today! Happy to see it. In the meantime, stay dry and enjoy a few links. - BBC: Betel nut, scourge of Asia - Ian Rowen's retrospective: sunflowers at a year - Cole: China's secret plan to subvert Taiwan - At WantWant, glorious Onion-style headlines: "Taiwan has lost direction, says professor in meandering ramble". - White Wolf's Interest in Labor raises eyebrows - The theatre is coming. First a petition signed by several dozen KMT legislators pleading with Eric Chu, t... more »

Iraq’s Politics And Its Discontents An Interview With Col. Joel Rayburn

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
Post-2003 Iraq has been known for its deep divisions. In his book *Iraq after America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance* Col. Joel Rayburn tried to describe the different groups that have been struggling for power in the country through both participating in the government and violently trying to overthrow it. Rayburn worked in Iraq as an intelligence officer before going on to becoming a senior military fellow at the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies and the Hoover Institution Working Group on Islamism and the International Order. He can be f... more »

TEPCO WEBCAMS and Strange Fog Visible on Cam 1

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 16 hours ago
I wasn't able to watch over the weekend. I checked the cams this morning and found the view from TEPCO cam 1 perplexing. These screenshots were taken at 3/23 23:04 and 23:11: It is not raining. There is no evidence of recent rains on the Futaba cam, which shows dry concrete at the intersection. It is hard to determine the exact source of the heavy cloud-like emissions that seem to hang intact in the air, although units 1-3 all seem to be leaking this heavy looking steam that hangs in the air so oddly. Netc is showing moderately elevated radiation levels in Japan

Hey I never noticed that because we live togehter your the guy that is keeping me poor

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
In the richist of Irony the vault that holds Toronto together was broken open when Doug Ford the multi bulti millonare asked maybe John Tory another son of a very very rich Guy to help pay off some of the near million he did spend on telling somethings that could by some be confused with truth but for the knowablgle citizen where hand gernades of logic hurled and exploded into the mist of those with no armour if elected Sir Doug might say casualties of war

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Washington Times:* *Tikrit assault stalls as Obama withholds airstrikes to avoid Iran ties, analysts say* *The lack of U.S. airstrikes in and around the city of Tikrit is slowing the Iraqi counteroffensive to retake the strategically situated city from the Islamic State’s terrorist army.The assault, carried out by the Iraqi Security Forces and Shiite militiamen trained, equipped and led by Iran, has encircled the Sunni-dominated city north of Baghdad after more than three weeks of fighting. The Pentagon now says the battle is “static.”* *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -... more »

Trying To Rout Out Corruption In The Chinese Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
ESSENTIAL BACKING: President Xi Jinping inspecting an honor guard in September. The armed forces are integral to his “China dream,” a rejuvenated nation that is both peace-loving and militarily powerful. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon *David Tweed, Bloomberg*: *What's Wrong With China's Army?* *(Bloomberg) --In the “century of humiliation” that President Xi Jinping often evokes for his goal of turning China into a great power, one particular episode resonates: The defeat of China’s navy by Japan in 1894.* *The Battle of Yalu in the Yellow Sea was a mortifying defeat in the first Sino-Jap... more »

Chuy Garcia Money Bomb-- Rooting The Emanuel Corruption Out Of Chicago

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Chicago's mayoral race is two weeks from tomorrow-- April 7. Today, Monday, is the first day of early voting. The race pits the pay-for-play politics and endemic corruption embraced by careerist and Wall Street shill Rahm Emanuel against the communities and neighborhoods of one of America's great cities trying to reclaim its dignity and its independence. The race is a neck and neck contest between Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Today, Blue America has joined with our friends and allies at DFA, PCCC, MoveOn, Daily Kos, SEIU and Illinois Working Families to launch a money bomb on ... more »

Jones Spaceman Speaks!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
*A Steve experiment. Using a very very very small focus group I wonder does anyone want to know more, about Jones Spaceman, and his conquest of the planet he loves. He loves it really more than you or I because he was a geneticly programmed Eunuch.* *Jones Spaceman Speaks* was the teaser for the biggest interview in the history of the Roman calender. Now two years later after he had conquered the world the man in the orange barrelled and seemingly anodised jump suit was ready to tell the world his future plans, and many hope the past that formulated them. Not surprisingly no one fr... more »

“Congress Is Nowhere Near Fixing Medicare”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Congress Is Nowhere Near Fixing Medicare”* by Karl Denninger “The pukefest is on today... "Congress is within reach of trashing the old and unworkable formula that Medicare uses to pay doctors. By itself, this is what it sounds like- a bureaucratic maneuver that matters little to anyone but the doctors who treat Medicare patients. The system that Congress replaces it with, however, could represent a big step forward in improving the quality, and lowering the cost, of everyone's health care." Uh, no. "At any rate, changing the way Medicare pays doctors is worth some deficit spend... more »

The Moment Of Truth

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://www.dreamstime.com/ Justin Trudeau's moment of truth is about to arrive. The Harperities have decided to extend and expand the mission in Iraq. Trudeau opposed the original mission. But, since then, he has supported Stephen Harper's Bill C-51. Michael Harris writes: Justin Trudeau lent his party’s support to Bill C-51, a bill that former prime ministers, Supreme Court justices, the Canadian Bar Association and hundreds of experts have denounced as dangerous, unnecessary, and unconstitutional unless it gets key amendments wi... more »

The Economy: “The New Order Emerges”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“The New Order Emerges”* by Alasdair Macleod “China and Russia have taken the lead in establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), seen as a rival organization to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, which are dominated by the United States with Europe and Japan. These banks do business at the behest of the old Bretton Woods order. The AIIB will dance to China and Russia's tune instead. The geopolitical importance was immediately evident from the US's negative reaction to the UK's announcement this week that it would join the AIIB. And very shortly afte... more »

Southern California Vacation Giveaway (Disneyland, Seaworld and More!)

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
I am so excited to be teaming up with Simplistically Living and *Get Away Today *to be giving away a Southern California Vacation Package to one lucky reader. A $1,500 value! *About our Sponsor:* Get Away Today has helped more than 2 million people enjoy vacations to Disneyland and beyond. Almost like magic, they have become one of the world's leading providers of Disney vacations, family vacations, discount vacation packages, and adventure vacations. Whether you are looking for a quick weekend getaway or a few weeks away from home, Get Away Today has the perfect destination for... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“The greatest predicament of living in the jungles of time and space is learning to be happy while still having unfulfilled dreams. And the greatest reward of living in the jungles of time and space, is having predicaments, challenges, and mysteries that you have absolutely aced, crushed, and unraveled. The greatest challenge is not looking to the illusions for meaning, definition, and answers. The greatest mystery is figuring out who you really are. You are me. You really are.” Lucky you, The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*New Hampshire fourth-graders' hawk bill provokes abortion comment* A civics lesson took an unexpected turn for a group of New Hampshire fourth-graders when a lawmaker brought the abortion debate into their effort to name a state raptor. The students from Lincoln H. Akerman School in Hampton Falls worked during class and on their own time to craft a bill to make the red-tailed hawk the official state raptor. They got a sponsor for it, got the bill through a House of Representatives committee and then watched from the House gallery last week to see if it would pass. Rep. Warren Gr... more »

Night Tube per Transport for London

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Finally some good news for London party people: ' From the early hours of Saturday 12 September 2015, Londoners and visitors to the Capital will be able to travel on the Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern Tube lines all night on Fridays and Saturdays. We also hope to expand across other lines in subsequent years.' More details here https://www.tfl.gov.uk/campaign/tube-improvements/the-future-of-the-tube/night-tube

Google "Bill Clinton rape"

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 18 hours ago
By James Corbett Bill Clinton, exactly like Bill Cosby, is a multiply-accused rapist with allegations stretching back decades. And exactly like Cosby, Clinton has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit out of court. But unlike Cosby, Clinton continues to enjoy the adoration of the public and the benefits of his personal fortune. Why? Because we haven't made it an issue yet. Let's start: Google "Bill Clinton rape." Sources at Corbett Report *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

DEEP WEB - Dark Net & Silk Road Documentary with Dir. Alex Winter & Lyn Ulbricht

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 18 hours ago
By TheLipTV DEEP WEB is the documentary that explores the Dark Net, Silk Road, and the arrest of Ross Ulbricht. We look at the film trailer and hear from director Alex Winter and Ulbricht’s mother, Lyn Ulbricht, about the miscarriage of justice going on against the advocates of the dark net. How the Prison Industrial Complex, the War on Drugs, and the vanquishing of online privacy is colliding to imprison Ross Ulbricht, plus the future of the Dark Net, and the human face of the struggle for internet freedom is explored in this BYOD interview, hosted by Ondi Timoner at the 2015 SXS... more »

Yemen: Houthis run a nation, Quitter Hadi calls for GCC no fly, US can't terror fight?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
Keeping an eye on Yemen. Much going on as of late. It appears the Houthi's are expanding their defences in Yemen. No doubt for very good reasons. I have noticed a simplistic narrative is emerging- Hadi- ousted by Houthis- LIE. Hadi and his western backed government stepped down. Houthis backed by Saleh- not substantiated Houthis backed by Iran- not substantiatedWe do know that Saleh was ousted and a very western friendly government was installed in Yemen, led by Hadi. We do know that Hadi and his government steppped down. Beyond those known facts, lie many unverfied claims. *Over the... more »

Tortoise Sex Interrupted By Explorer, World's Slowest Chase Ensues - headline of the year?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/6921758

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*An amusing new wrinkle on "ad hominem" argument* *The latest brainwave of the Warmists below. Once again they refuse to discuss the science and instead focus on personalities. And their preamble about the sufferings of Warmists is just fantasy. No links to proof of the accusations* For nearly thirty years, climate scientists have been the targets of character assassination by the fossil-fuel industry’s hired guns. They’ve been mugged on the streets of public discourse, pounded by the fists of demagoguery and smear. Their lives have been upended in an effort to have their rese... more »

Occupy Warsaw! Polish Farmers Create Clandestine City Camp

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 18 hours ago
Source Julian Rose Something rather remarkable is happening in the middle of Poland’s capital, Warsaw, and it’s not exactly a capital city spectacle. In fact, rather the opposite. Tucked-away under a line of trees, opposite the Prime Minister’s Palace in Central Warsaw, is a small ramshackle camp, comprising two tents, a Second World War wood fired mobile cooking apparatus, some chairs and benches, a pile of logs and a number of banners, posters and logos. This is ‘Green City’ a symbolic and actual site of occupation by farmers fighting to save their livelihood and way of lif... more »

Russian Crimea: One Year Later

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 18 hours ago
Tony Cartalucci NATO calls Crimea “invaded” and “occupied.” NATO has taught the world well what invasion and occupation really looks like, and Crimea isn’t it. In 2001, NATO invaded and began the occupation of the South-Central Asian country of Afghanistan. The invasion and occupation has left tens of thousands dead, many more displaced, and has resulted in continued chaos and violence up until and including present day. Throughout the conflict, revelations of abuses, mass murder, and other atrocities including systematic torture have been exposed, perpetrated by invading NATO for... more »

Former Narcotics Officer Quit to Fight Prohibition Laws

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 18 hours ago
By Jeff Berwick Jeff interviews ex-cop turned freedom fighter Barry Cooper of *Never Get Busted*, topics include: smoking pot as a cop, changing your life through psychedelics, Ayahuasca, the end of the war on drugs, two million people caged in the US, 80,000 in solitary confinement which is torture, growing up in East Texas, stinging the cops, escaping the US as a wanted man, asylum in Brazil, Mexico, getting people out of jail, 30 years for marijuana seeds, Marc Victor, self ownership, being a nice person, compassion and kindness, creating an alternative to government... Visit... more »

How Much Time Do Americans Spend Plugged Into The Matrix Every Day?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 18 hours ago
Michael Snyder The average American spends more than 10 hours a day using an electronic device. And most of that activity is not even interactive. The vast majority of the time we are just passively absorbing content that someone else has created. This very much reminds me of the movie *The Matrix*, but with a twist. Instead of humans being forcefully connected to “the Matrix”, we are all *willingly* connecting ourselves to it. There is a giant system that defines our reality for us, and the length of time that the average American spends connected to it just continues to keep... more »

Economic News , Data and News ( March 23 , 2015 ) - Greece naturally in focus (Tsipras and Merkel meet in Germany today , Government Reserves to run out by the end of March , EU Commission 2 BN tied to reaching agreement with Eurogroup , Greece current account deficit widens to 847 ML , Tsipas to present Merkel reform list today , Did The Greece Government send Representatives to Tehran to try to sell GR debt , and even more ) ......Europe's Populist Parties waning in wake of Syriza flailing ..... Cash flees Eurozone .....Oil keeps flowing , prices keep falling , EZ debt prices keep falling.....Shanghai Composite higher for 9th day in a row....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Tweets..... *Sputnik* ‏@SputnikInt 6m 6 minutes ago #Ukraine unable to repay Russian debt - #IMFhttp://bit.ly/1CQn0rm [image: Embedded image permalink] *Sputnik* ‏@SputnikInt 28s 29 seconds ago BREAKING: #Ukraine plans to entirely abandon Russian gas from April 1 http://bit.ly/1CQtmam [image: Embedded image permalink] The Greek Analyst retweeted *Geoffrey Smith* ‏@Geoffreytsmith 2m 2 minutes ago Only Technocrats Can Save Greece Now: Athens will wrest further concessions from creditors only if its numbers add up http://on.wsj.com/1Fqp4qq *Wall Street Journa... more »

London's Jews 'fear racial attacks' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-31993763 manages to avoid fingering who Jews are most fearful of attack by... 'London has become a sanctuary for French Jews hoping to escape anti-Semitism in recent years. But there are growing fears about security for Jewish people in the wake of recent attacks and racial abuse abroad. Jewish school children in London say they are being forced to hide their religious identity because of fear of being attacked. With levels of anti-semitism on the rise, children as young as eight have been targeted, including a Hasidic boy who ... more »

People think Harriet Harman is 'a f*****g knob' says Labour MP Simon Danczuk

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This Independent article http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/people-think-harriet-harman-is-a-fg-knob-says-labour-mp-simon-danczuk-10127466.html manages to find a Labour MP with his finger on the pulse of public opinion. I can't see the BBC reporting his views.

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 19 hours ago
*UNO survey: 81 percent of Corps/Katrina-damaged homes renovated or under repair ~Advocate * *Wood Mac: Deepwater Gulf of Mexico to be 'Resilient' in 2015 ~RIGZONE* *~Hat Tweet~@Allison_Good1* *New Orleans storyteller's happily ever after ~Leslie T. Snodowsky, Stamford Advocate * *Sweet Eats: Sugar And Honey ~Poppy Tooker, WWNO*

Books About Canadians in Afghanistan

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 19 hours ago
As part of my dedication to promoting awareness of Canadian literature, I'm presenting some books I've recently become heard about. It all started here, at the website "Harper's Crimes" with the page "Lying About the War in Afghanistan." They mention a 2010 book by Captain Ray Wiss (with a forward from stephen harper) entitled *A Line in the Sand: Canadians at War in Kandahar*: In his 2010 book *A Line in the Sand: Canadians at War* *in Kandahar*, which included a foreword by Harper, Captain Ray Wiss, praised Canadian troops as “the best at killing people … We are killing a lot m... more »

Some bigger questions

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
I’m not religious. It’s not so much that I do or don’t believe in God - It’s more of an absence of belief. There are more pressing things to worry about, or for that matter, to believe in. Many British adults with secular tendencies (lefties, progressives, creatives, centre-righties, lapsed Christians, apostate Catholics, cats, dogs and English-speaking parrots) have rejected the religion they know most about (Christianity) because of the prudish, retrograde morality that used to blight people’s lives in the days when ‘high church’ and piety were regarded as ‘good‘ and original sin ... more »

How Corruption And Policy Decisions Help To Starve The Nigerian Military So that It Is unable To Fight Boko Haram

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Corruption blights Nigerian army's fight against rebels* *As the country approaches elections, we uncover why successive governments have starved the military of cash.* *Once the best military in West Africa, Nigeria's army is now struggling to fend off the threat of Boko Haram.* *From 2001 to 2012 the military received $19bn. Yearly, that is only about one percent of GDP, even falling to half a percent in 2006. On average, nations typically spend around two percent of GDP. * *But in 2014, Nigeria spent $5.8bn on security, a quarter of the total budget.* *WNU Edit... more »

The World’s Largest Stockpile Of Nuclear Weapons Are Guarded By Dolphins

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
A dolphin exposes a detecting device on its fin as it jumps from the sea during a patrol in Manama, Bahrain, on August 11, 2003. *Business Insider: **Military dolphins help defend the world's largest stockpile of nuclear weapons* *Naval Base Kitsap, a marine base 20 miles from Seattle, may be home to the world's largest single-location arsenal of nuclear weapons, and it's defended by dolphins trained by the US Navy."Nearly one-quarter of America’s 9,962 nuclear weapons are now assigned to the Bangor submarine base on Hood Canal, 20 air miles northwest of downtown Seattle," th... more »

Nation Ready to Shed Itself of Smooth Talking Leaders Yet? (Cruz Campaign Cruises First)  Don't Want To Fund Public Schools?  Publicly Funded Private Schools for the Near Rich Bleeding Your Taxes Now

Cruz Launches Campaign at World's Largest Christian College Among other things, the warriors of Big Capital have grasped a central truth of American politics that many liberals continue to avoid or deny, and seized upon the opportunity it presented. The Democratic Party has largely abandoned economic or fiscal policy as an arena of combat, in favor of cultural issues where it perceives a

The Soviet Union Did Have Plans To Build A Supercarrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Paul Richard Huard, War is Boring*: *The Soviet Union Tried To Build A Supercarrier* *Had she ever sailed, the Soviet supercarrier Ulyanovsk would have been a naval behemoth more than 1,000 feet long, with an 85,000-ton displacement and enough storage to carry an air group of up to 70 fixed and rotary wing aircraft.* *With a nuclear-powered engine — and working in conjunction with other Soviet surface warfare vessels and submarines — the supercarrier would have steamed through the oceans with a purpose.* *Namely, to keep the U.S. Navy away from the Motherland’s shores.* *But th... more »

The Collapse Of Yemen Is Also A Failure Of U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Max Boot, Commentary*: *Yemen’s Lesson For the Future of Terror* *“Thanks to sacrifice and service of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over, the war in Afghanistan is winding down, al Qaeda has been decimated, Osama bin Laden is dead.” –President Obama, Nov. 1, 2012* *“This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.” –President Obama, Sept. 10, 2014* *“The United States has evacuated its remaining personnel, including about 100 sp...more »

The Growing Trend Of In 'Alien Warfare'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
U.S. Marines observe surrounding compounds during a security patrol in Washir district in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Sept. 29, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. The Marines patrolled to disrupt enemy operations against the Bastion-Leatherneck Complex. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John A. Martinez Jr. *Dominic Tierney, National Interest:* *The Rise of Alien Warfare* *From the War of 1812 to today’s campaigns in the Middle East, both Washington’s enemies and the local populations have become steadily less familiar in term... more »

F-35 jump jet gears up for crucial at-sea tests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: F-35B Lightning II]The blue-green team is gearing up for operational tests that could build momentum for the embattled F-35B Lightning II — or add more fuel to the fire of outspoken critics. The first shipboard operational test period for the Marine Corps' short take off and vertical landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter is scheduled to take place May 18-30 aboard the amphibious assault ship Wasp. Six of the jets will participate, four out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, and two from MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina. Read more

Amid stalled fighter projects, upgraded Mirage cheers IAF

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Mirage 2000C]Faced with huge delays in clinching new fighter projects even as it grapples with fast-eroding air combat power, IAF finally has some reason to cheer. The force will get its first two upgraded Mirage-2000 fighters with new avionics and weapons this week. The defence ministry says France will hand over the two "almost new" Mirage fighters to the project management teams of IAF and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) on March 25. "Our teams are in Istres to take the delivery. The next two jets will be upgraded by HAL in India with French assistance," said an official. Th... more »

Israel's Elbit to supply US Marines with laser system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Israel's Elbit to supply US Marines with laser system. (photo credit:ELBIT)]Israeli defense company Elbit Systems announced Sunday that it has been awarded with a $73.4 million contract from the US Marine Corps to supply a laser system that enables soldiers in concealed positions to carry out imaging, range finding and navigation in combat arenas. The contract, valid until 2020, was awarded to Elbit Systems of America – a subsidiary of Elbit Systems – to supply the Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capability system to the marines. “To date, Elbit Systems of America has r... more »

Confident Pakistan Holds First Republic Day Parade in 7 Years

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
Pakistan was holding its first Republic Day parade in seven years on Monday, a symbolic show of strength in the war against Taliban insurgents three months after a militant attack on an army-run high school killed 132 children. The Pakistan Day parade in the capital, held amid tight security with traffic and pedestrian access blocked, had been cancelled since 2008 amid fears of a Taliban attack. But the military says the militants have been on the run since the army launched an operation last year to dislodge insurgents from their bases in the northwestern region of Khyber and Nor... more »

100,000 tons of U.S. firepower too big to dock at Portsmouth

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
She weighs in at an impressive 100,000 tons and is longer than The Shard is tall. And today the mammoth USS Theodore Roosevelt was anchored just off the coast of Hampshire because she was simply 'too big' to sail into the Royal Navy's historic Portsmouth dockyard. Thousands of stunned spectators jammed roads and lined the banks of the River Solent to welcome the 1,092ft-long floating city as it arrived for a five-day visit to the UK on the first stop of a global deployment. Read more

Stealth corvettes for Navy by 2019

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Gowind class FS]The Navy is expected to receive its first of six littoral combat ship Gowind-class corvettes in early 2019, according to the shipbuilder. The corvettes, which have low-detection stealth capabilities, would be among the most modern warships in the region. “The first LCS will be floated in early 2018 to undergo acceptance test at harbour and sea. God willing, the first ship will be handed over to the government in March 2019,” said defence director Anual Murad of Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd, which is building the ships in Lumut. Read more

Defense bolstered five years after Cheonan sinking

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Cheonan FS]Five years after North Korea’s torpedo attack on the corvette Cheonan, the South Korean Navy has expressed full confidence in its enhanced capabilities to counter another provocation by the communist state and make up for the tragedy that killed 46 sailors. The incident took place in the West Sea near the Northern Limit Line, a de facto sea border, at 9:22 p.m. on March 26, 2010. A South Korea-led multinational probe team has concluded that a midget submarine torpedoed the 1,200-ton patrol ship ― a conclusion that Pyongyang has denied. Read more

Japan firms to be a surprise no-show at Australian submarine event

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 23 hours ago
[image: Soryu class SSK]Two Japanese firms that until recently were the frontrunners to win a multi-billion dollar contract to build Australia’s new submarines have rebuffed an invitation to attend a gathering of top Australian naval officials and politicians this week. The no-show by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries at an event called Australia’s Future Submarine Summit, held amid intensifying competition for the deal, exposes a potential weak link in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s more muscular security agenda: Japan Inc. While Abe wants Japanese fir... more »

Huge Part of ME with Kimberlee

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
This newsletter was put out by my Daughter this month. She has been one of my informants regarding the structure and nature of the Spirit world or perhaps better now, the second tier of matter. What she reports consistently rings true. Think about that for a second. I do not use these words lightly. The information passed along is always carefully worded. Note the particular allusion to the founding image of Christ's birth. I never thought that the three wise men were Arabs, but they had to be by the nature of their gifts. Has anyone else ever thought that they ... more »

New Material to Produce Clean Energy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
A lot of effort has gone into this sector and this is both an improvement, but also a new approach that promises even better results. All this works toward stripping waste heat to produce useful power. It is still a marginal improvement that may simply not out run the coming power revolution which will strip the costs out of power production. Waste heat conversion is best married to a reverse Rankin cycle engine design that forces a large enough thermodynamic gap and provides temperature control for thermodynamic input. We still end up with a hot fluid useful for methods su... more »

Dear White People

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 23 hours ago
On *a recent post*, a *commenter writes* (with minor edits and additions): *Dear White people,* *Your government no longer represents you.* - *They applaud your demographic annihilation.* - *They confiscate TRILLIONS of dollars from you via taxation - and do they use that money to help you? No. They give it to Blacks and Browns so they can outbreed you. (The government also give billions of dollars to the Jewish state of Israel and other foreign governments and international organizations.)* - *They not only allow but they actively encourage and engage in di... more »

Inuit Elders tell NASA Earth Axis Shifted

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
[image: NASA] This is physically impossible without triggering every piece scientific hardware on Earth and in space all of which depend on dead accurate location information. Why do you think we know so quick when the slightest adjustment happens? So what did they observe? The observed and confirmed movements are simply too small to pick up using natural alignments. Thus we have visual alignments held in memory likely and no direct effort to lock them down as was done at Stonehenge. That observational vulnerability combined with a warmer Arctic over the past two decades ad... more »

Thoughts Regarding Cryptid Sightings in North America.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
A recent item regarding a putative hyena sighting on the Eastern seaboard has helped put a number of apparently unrelated lines of inquiry together. As posted here there are a lot of sightings failing to identify the creature. Yet the information often is conforming. We are observing a bushy tail and we are observing a Mohawk like mane as well likely raised to show display and down otherwise. The hind legs are very strong as well. These same features are been reported for the land based chupacabra reports and this means that they are the same lineage. I am also seeing a wide ... more »

The USS Theodore Roosevelt Makes A Visit To England

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *100,000 tons of U.S. firepower too big to dock at Portsmouth: Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt anchors off Hampshire coast after arriving into UK for five-day visit* ** USS Theodore Roosevelt anchored off coast of Hampshire because it was 'too big' to dock at Portsmouth dockyard * Giant U.S. aircraft carrier, which measures 1,092ft in length, docked off Stokes Bay in Gosport for five-day UK vist * Thousands of spectators lined banks of River Solent to welcome the aircraft carrier before it heads to Middle EastShe weighs in at an impressive 100,000 ton... more »

CIA Director John Brennan Interviewed by Chris Wallace On Fox News Sunday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor: *Not a fan of CIA Director Brennan, but he has the ear of the President .... so his comments and remarks in this interview need to be listened to.

Khamenei Calls ‘Death to America’ While U.S. Sec. Of State Kerry Hails Progress On The Iran Nuclear Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ayatollah Khamenei has no appointed heir. Caren Firouz/Reuters *Times Of Israel/AP/AFP*: *Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal* *Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity* *Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord.* *Khamenei told a cr... more »

Rebranding AlQaeda's Jabhat Al Nusra as "Moderates"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
Since the US backed "Hazm" Syrian rebel group defected to Jabhat Al Nusra, the US has attempted to rebrand Al Nusra as a non-Al Qaeda "moderate" force. *March 23, 2015* (Maram Susli - NEO) - The CIA backed and armed Syrian rebel group, Hazm brigade disbanded and its members have defected to Al Qaeda linked Jabhat Al Nusra (JAN) and ISIS. Hazm brigade also left behind a warehouse of US provided weapons, including anti-tank TOW missiles, which JAN has seized. With no one left to arm against the Syrian state but JAN, the US State Department has attempted to rebrand JAN as a non-Al Qaeda... more »

Musical Interlude: Jefferson Airplane, "Go Ask Alice"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Jefferson Airplane, "Go Ask Alice" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbPv1BibcQo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This beautiful, bright, spiral galaxy is Messier 64, often called the Black Eye Galaxy or the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy for its heavy-lidded appearance in telescopic views. M64 is about 17 million light-years distant in the otherwise well-groomed northern constellation Coma Berenices. In fact, the Red Eye Galaxy might also be an appropriate moniker in this colorful composition of narrow and wideband images. *Click image for larger size.* The enormous dust clouds obscuring the near-side of M64's central region are laced with the telltale reddish glow of hydrogen associated with star fo... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Seagull and the Mouse"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Seagull and the Mouse"* by Paulo Coelho "A seagull was flying over a beach in the Black Sea when it saw a mouse. It swooped down from the skies and asked the rodent, “Where are your wings?” Each of them spoke a different language, and the mouse did not understand what the seagull said, but did notice that the animal standing before it had two big strange things emerging from its body. “It must suffer from some disease,” whispered the mouse. The seagull noticed that the mouse was staring at its wings and said quietly, “Poor thing! It was attacked by monsters that left it deaf ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

O Brave New World..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't." - William Shakespeare, "The Tempest"

Chet Raymo, “Speak, Earth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Speak, Earth”* by Chet Raymo “There is a passage toward the end of Vladimir Nabokov' memoir "Speak, Memory" where he compares the writing of a novel to "the zest of a deity building a live world from the most unlikely ingredients—rocks, and carbon, and blind throbbings." This is the season in New England when we watch the deity in action, when the cold, rocky foundation suddenly seeps and oozes the fluids of life, the blood and tears and intestinal juices and sticky protoplasm. The first rays of summer filter to the woodland floor and wild lilies-of-the-valley, bell flowers and... more »

slogan in the Fukushima evacuation zone means Nuclear Energy for a Bright Future. It isn't!

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
ごん @kaijyuumamagon tweets: ‪#‎Futaba‬ ‪#‎Fukushima‬ slogan in the Fukushima evacuation zone means Nuclear Energy for a Bright Future. It isn't! pic.twitter.com/ZuLu7vqcXW” 14 Mar 2015

Greece Is Facing The Financial Abyss

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Zero Hedge*:* Germany Gives Greece One Final Ultimatum After Friday's "Optimistic" Talks Devolve Into Disagreement And Confusion* *On Friday, the main catalyst that launched the early ramp in the EURUSD, subsequently sending both the Dax over 12,000, and the US stock market soaring, was speculation and hope that the latest round of Greek talks on late Thursday night ahead of tomorrow key meeting between Tsipras and Merkel in Berlin, had gone well, and there was a reason to be optimistic about the near-term for a Greece which increasingly more see as on the verge of expulsion from...more »

Lucretia Seales’s life is not Bob McCoskrie’s to meddle with

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
So, how in any way is it Bob McCoskrie’s business whether or by what means a woman with terminal cancer chooses to end her own life at the time and in the manner of her choosing? Lecretia Seales is a very brave woman, a lawyer with an inoperable brain tumour, who says it's a "fundamental human right" to choose to end her life with medical assistance, and she is going to court to assert that right so that a doctor may be legally able to euthanase her without prosecution if she chooses it. That legal right would allow her to choose the time and manner of her passing, to be able to ... more »

Opting For A Gay Lifestyle-- Pick One

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Recently, Ben Carson apologized for his comments-- widely attacked in the media and by politicians from Barney Frank to Joe Biden-- that homosexuality is a choice. It's a debate that's been raging between conservatives and non-conservatives for a long time. Gay equality activist Dan Savage suggested Carson show how that choice can be made: "If being gay is a choice, prove it. Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that’s done, Ben; show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my dick." Is that what gay is? I think for many people there does come a time when a ch... more »

Is 'Free Speech' Coming To Cuba?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Connected: an internet cafe in Havana *Marc Frank, Financial Times:* *Cuba flirts with free speech* *Cuba is using the internet to experiment with toning down its political censorship in a sign that a glimmer of glasnost has arrived on the Communist-run Caribbean island.* *Havana’s decision to open up on the once-taboo subjects of the electoral system and civil society — by allowing Cubans to question policy in two online forums — is reminiscent of the early days of free speech in what was the Soviet Union in the 1980s.* *For a number of years there has been public discussion ov... more »

Paul Craig Roberts composed this introduction: "Professor Stephen Cohen, America’s top Russian expert, says that he and other authorities have no input into US policy toward Russia. He says that there is no discourse, no debate, and that this is unprecedented in American foreign policy. He says that the 'ongoing extraordinary irrational and nonfactual demonization of Putin' is an indication of 'the possibility of premeditated war with Russia.'"

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ Top Russia Scholar Stephen Cohen: War between NATO and Russia a Real Possibility - *Round Table on "Defining a new security architecture for Europe that brings Russia in from the cold" was held in Brussels on March 2.* - *The organizer of the event was the American committee for East West Accord.* - *Three key presenters were American scholars Professor John Mearsheimer and Professor Steve Cohen, and publisher-editor of The Nation, Katrina Vanden Heuvel.* - *Q&A session was conducted by VIP guest panel which included five ... more »

Co-founder of Greenpeace is a climate sceptic

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The co-founder of Greenpeace writes to explain why he’s a “climate sceptic.” Patrick Moore was co-founder and leader of Greenpeace for 15 years. He says “the IPCC’s followers have given us a vision of a world dying because of carbon-dioxide emissions. I say the Earth would be a lot deader with no carbon dioxide, and more of it will be a very positive factor in feeding the world.” At 400 parts per million, all our food crops, forests, and natural ecosystems are still on a starvation diet for carbon dioxide. The optimum level of carbon dioxide for plant growth, given enough water ... more »

Corporate Congress Turns Blind Eye to High Tech Predators in Schools

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
The do nothing bill is called the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act. Clip from NYTimes: . . . some privacy experts said the draft bill had major loopholes that would allow school services to use student information in ways students and parents might not expect or find acceptable. For example, it allows school services to make unilateral changes to their contracts and privacy policies. It permits them to disclose student information for purposes like preparing for “employment opportunities.” And it would not prohibit sites like ConnectEDU from selling student records a... more »

Racism in the U.S. Army

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Army officials are investigating disturbing allegations of a platoon stationed in Alaska given a free pass to use racial slurs against other officers and soldiers free of consequence, unofficially dubbing it ‘Racial Thursday.’ RT’s Manila Chan has more on the charges, and the possible punishments, if the platoon is found guilty.

Discord In The Iraq - Iran Alliance To Fight Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A top Shiite militia leader has criticized "weaklings" in the Iraqi army for calling for U.S. support in the fight to regain Tikrit from ISIS. Shiite fighters are pictured here gathering on their way to Tikrit, March 20, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani *IBTimes*: *ISIS Tikrit Battle: Shiite Militia Leader Criticizes Iraq Army 'Weaklings' Calling For US Support* *The commander of the powerful Badr Shiite militia has criticized “weaklings” in the Iraqi military who have called for U.S. airstrikes to support an ongoing campaign against the ISIS stronghold of Tikrit. The remarks by Had... more »

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