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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

6 Mar - Blogs I'm Following

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10:34pm MST

Pakistan Asks A Weak Afghanistan To Share Power With A Confident Taliban, Who Have Taken New Hope From The Rise of ISIL Across The Region
Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 minutes ago
*Kabul can be taken just as easily as Mosul was because the US-trained Afghan army, like the US-trained Iraqi army, is corrupt and demoralized. They have more money and weapons than they know what to do with. What they're missing are the fundamentals like belief and will, which the Taliban, ISIL, and Shiite militias have in plenty.* *An excerpt from, "$65 Billion Later, U.S. Hands the Reins to a Weak Afghan Army" by Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times, March 4, 2015:* A *new report* from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) contains information that the ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 58 minutes ago
“Giant elliptical galaxy M60 and spiral galaxy NGC 4647 do look like an odd couple in this sharp cosmic portrait from the Hubble Space Telescope. But they are found in a region of space where galaxies tend to gather, on the eastern side of the nearby Virgo Galaxy Cluster. * Click image for larger size.* About 54 million light-years distant, bright M60's simpler egg-like shape is created by its randomly swarming older stars, while NGC 4647's young blue stars, gas and dust are organized into winding arms rotating in a flattened disk. Spiral NGC 4647 is estimated to be more distant than... more »

“What Is Synchronicity?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 58 minutes ago
*“What Is Synchronicity?”* by Zen Gardner "First of all, the mystical synchronicity mechanism *just is*. It’s a manifestation of the great conscious Universal Truth that underlies and drives everything with or without our conscious recognition of it. To me it distills down to neophyte mankind uncovering clearly connecting events that supersede our mental understandings. And when we do it serves as an inspiration and continual wake up call. To the ancients this was natural. Here’s some interesting quotes from “The Art of Being Present”: "Synchronicity – the unexpected merging of two... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 58 minutes ago
Tacoma, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 58 minutes ago
"Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death....Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man." - Bertrand Russell

In 2006 Newsweek thought George W Bush's use of the word Caliphate was humorous

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago
' When Ahmed heard "caliphate" Wednesday morning, he thought of the way Bush used the word "crusade" after September 11. "There's a fundamental misunderstanding with the president and his advisers on core Islamic issues," Ahmed said. "He's getting bad advice, they're misinformed on Islamic terminology." Either that, or he's making a strategic rhetorical choice.' More here http://www.newsweek.com/bushs-new-word-caliphate-111461

Chet Raymo, “To Love The Darkness”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“To Love The Darkness”* by Chet Raymo “You darkness, that I come from, I love you more than all the fires that fence in the world, for the fire makes a circle of light for everyone, and then no one outside learns of you. But the darkness pulls in everything: shapes and fires, animals and myself, how easily it gathers them!- powers and people- and it is possible a great energy is moving near me. I have faith in nights.” "I have long pondered these verses by the poet Ranier Maria Rilke (here translated by Robert Bly). I think I first ... more »

"The Beginning Of Wisdom..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.” - Pierre Abelard

Movie Watch: A grand time with the Zellner Bros. and their latest film last night at the Museum of the Moving Image

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*This trailer contains more information than I would have liked to have before seeing the Zellner Bros.' Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, but it may give you some flavor of the picture. Rinko Kikuchi, who plays Kumiko, is the biggest star -- internationally speaking -- the Zellners have worked with. Her credits include an Oscar nomination for Babel.)* *by Ken* Sometimes you have to wonder how it is that people who've stumbled into an opportunity to yammer forth unto their fellow citizens don't seem to listen to their own yammering. Okay, what I'm really thinking of just now is "my own... more »

My Heroes

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
Gautama Buddha Mahatma Gandhi Morihei Ueshiba Martin Luther King Jr.

"Look Me In The Stars..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"A voice said, Look me in the stars And tell me truly, men of earth, If all the soul-and-body scars Were not too much to pay for birth." - Robert Frost

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Evidence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Evidence"* "Where do I live? If I had no address, as many people do not, I could nevertheless say that I lived in the same town as the lilies of the field, and the still waters. Spring, and all through the neighborhood now there are strong men tending flowers. Beauty without purpose is beauty without virtue. But all beautiful things, inherently, have this function - to excite the viewers toward sublime thought. Glory to the world, that good teacher. Among the swans there is none called the least, or the greatest. I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especi... more »

It came from Oklahoma

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 3 hours ago
The Flaming Lips are the greatest soft power to flow from this Neanderthal state. It make Kansas and Texas look enlightened. Pussy Riot and Flaming Lips fighting the same fight.

UK average incomes have finally crawled back to 2007 levels. But not for working households

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
Fee, KJ and Chris figure it all out... SOURCE GUARDIAN: Incomes return to 2007 levels, but working-age households remain worse off The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said average incomes in 2014-15 are about the same as they were in 2007–08, before the banking crisis triggered a deep recession. The average has been lifted because people over 60 are better off. Their average income is

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

I used to wonder if everyone was so simple and I was so smart

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
To my horror I found its mostly true it has nothing to do with success or money because the most stupid person on the planet can become president if thats the file I just mean in general understanding of how the planet spins and thats how someone like GWB becomes the world leader and as we all know there is a science to explain that

Selling High while the price is going low

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
Buy at the sound of cannons sell at the bells of peace thats been accurate information forever But not for goverments they should always sell high very high if not double the price thats the only chance in any public transaction the people will get close to a fair price Let that be a rule more profitable for the public than term limits

when we got to AMMO we forgot the plot

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
the size of a round has been debated endlessly but right now a lighther one makes the rounds of killin when are army goes to town If we want to go large ist 25mm and that will blow a hole in a town with a ten second burst and to pick up the peices we do not estimate but not in some peopleslife time for sure

Put on the red light

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
Put on the red light Put on the red light Put on the red light Put on the red light Never thoughtaboot it much till I turned 55 now I wish I had the appeal of Roxanne It does not matter from which land you come old warrirors are under appreciated and maybe that explains all the graft by the young and way more expericeeced

Settled law ought not to be ignored lightly: stare decisis remains the basis of law

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
R v Caswell, 2015 ABCA 97: [37] The scope for invoking the *per incuriam* exception to *stare decisis* is limited. The new exception established in *Bedford* should be invoked with similar restraint. While *Bedford*, we are told, signifies that "*stare decisis *is not a straitjacket that condemns the law to stasis" (*Carter v Canada (Attorney General)*, 2015 SCC 5 (CanLII) at para 44 [*Carter*]),*Bedford* should not in any sense be taken either as a declaration of open season on *stare decisis*, or as positing that the vast majority of *Charter* issues which have been sett... more »

Almost time to wake up for the weekend!!!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago

what i'm reading: stuff: compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things

laura k at wmtc - 5 hours ago
Hoarding is a hot topic these days, and often approached through a lurid, sensational lens - eccentric recluses and their hoards of junk are exposed for public entertainment. You'll find none of that in *Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things* by psychologists Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee. Instead, the book is rich with insight based on solid research, combined with large doses of empathy, patience, and compassion. The book was written to help hoarding sufferers and the people who love them recognize and understand their affliction, and begin to seek help. The wor... more »

We learned nothing or everthing form the Grey Zone

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
I am shocked daily not by tasers although that will come to pass as all protest if successful must be electircal charged Who dies in the middle east that is the west extesintal question now So perfectly posed by Isreal and they should go to hell We got a little planet alone in this universe and turning the middle east to glass would help our orbit sorry thats how I feel and I am a liberal moderate


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago

What, exactly, is the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee's case against saturated fat?

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 5 hours ago
The 2015 DGA committee has released a 571 page document which is meant to inform the next dietary guidelines.[1] Changes are that % fat vs carbohydrate is no longer prescribed and cholesterol is no longer subject to a limit. However, the old limit of 10% energy from saturated fat remains in place. Low fat or no fat dairy is the only dairy you're allowed. Meat? However poor or aged you may be, you should eat less of it. Although consumption of added sugars and refined grains is of concern, it always takes secondary place to the established evils of saturated fat and sodium. Most of t... more »

What On Earth Will It Take ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Paradise or Oblivion

Bias and the leaders' debates

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
On the big domestic issue of the day (especially according to the media), it's interesting to see how the various media organisations are reporting the shenanigans over the leaders' debates. The *Telegraph *is in fully *Torygraph* mode, unstintingly taking the Conservative Party's side - specifically against the BBC: *TV election debates: Tories go to war over BBC's 'institutional arrogance'* *Senior Tories are furious with the BBC for attempting to 'dictate' the terms of the TV debates ahead of the General Election* The BBC is facing accusations of "institutional arrogance" afte... more »

What it means to be a Canadian

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
I am so white snow looks black in my view. I was born as a result of the 1958 revolution in Hungart thats a world awat in my very aware mind This was a long time ago for you sports fans I should just suck up being a child of the revolution But I never did and I did never not care I just questioned why the world around me would put me a little baby into a positon that would make the residencal sch9ools look like an instutution that cared I got fucked about at very young age\ I thank the Gods that this did not change my mind about man and wife I got no of those scars but for my mates at ... more »

Take the time today to salute America

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Whats lost sometimes in the effort to do the perfect paint job is the result On can afterAmerican from more angles than pygathon thought aboot but the end result is positve for the future of mankind America today is the world libraery and everyone has checked out a book from that place sometime Is it a perfect library no way is is run by homophpic manics and self loathing Gay Jews only time will tell But its the best we got and in the long term view of history functioning extremely well There is no Kumbaya we are a people populated with wolves who succed or die because that is th... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
For the past week I have been finishing up on a project. I should be finished by the weekend, but in the interim blogging will be light. Blogging will return to normal on Monday.

Former German Spy | Ukraine is US revenge to Russia for Syria | Eng. Subs

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Ukrainians are being killed in a civil war not because Russia is on the march to Kiev, but because the U.S. has a grudge against Putin for his interference in Syria which saved it from falling completely into the hands of genocidal ISIS terrorists.* *Title: Former German Spy | Ukraine is US revenge to Russia for Syria | Eng. Subs. Source: Vox Populi Evo. Date Published: March 5, 2015. *

Help Put an End to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Jeff Biggers* - The people declare that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection must no longer approve the necessary permits for this deadly and costly strip mining operation. The post Help Put an End to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining appeared first on Waking Times.

Primum Non Nocere

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Over the last month or so, I've been doing a little blogging about the experience of going through chemotherapy. My doctor says the treatments have been working and I have just one more cycle of chemo before the stem cell transplants. So my doctor's very happy and I know I should be happy too. But what I'm dealing with on a day to day basis is different from what she's addressing. She's battling the cancer itself. I'm facing the side effects of the treatments. My world is a world of unrelenting pain and anguish. The side effects, as I've written about before, are a universe unto t... more »

Support Legislation (SB975 and HB508) to Dismantle ASD

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
The following comment was offered by Karen Bracken to a post at TN Education Reports. ...The REAL agenda behind Charters is NOT to help poor children achieve academic success. That argument is just the window dressing so people cannot say no to them. At the end of the day the agenda is to privatize traditional public schools and eliminate those pesky old elected school boards. And when this happens parents will not only have NO CHOICE they will have NO VOICE. Just ask the parents in New Orleans. We need to stop the Voucher and Charter madness before it is too late. Chris Barbic of ...more »

Neuroscientist Describes Cases Of Out of Body Experiences

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Arjun Walia* - Is the brain a receiver of consciousness, or is consciousness a product of the brain? The post Neuroscientist Describes Cases Of Out of Body Experiences appeared first on Waking Times.

Turbulent Times Show Scheduled For Tonight On Blogtalk Radio At 7PM CST (8PM EST) Has Been Postponed! Update...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
I am sad to report that tonight's Turbulent Times show has been postponed... Whitewraithe could not make it for tonight's show due to some personal business, and has requested that I inform everyone that the show sadly has to be delayed!! I do feel that when I put up these posts these days letting everyone know about upcoming shows that I do somehow jinx it!!! I do apologize to our regular listeners and those who do follow this blog.... Everyone knows that sometimes circumstances do occur that are out of our control, and this is one of those situations... Hopefully there will be a ... more »

March 6: Guns, guns, guns....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
recently, a gun strore has been putting illustrated ads in the Times and Transcript. I'm quite dismayed to see what can legally be sold in Canada. One of the ads is on page 6 of the ThisWeek section of the TandT for Thursday, March 5. A photo at the bottom of the page caught my eye. The CSA Combat Scorpio is designed to look like a submachine gun (close range combat). It has a large, combat-style magazine holding, perhaps 20 shots. It's useless for target shooting, useless for hunting. And, in fact, its .32 cartridge is on the feeble side for killing people. Its cost is $779. All it... more »

'Today' displays pro-immigration bias (shocker)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
*Today'*s immigration coverage this morning raises a number of issues, other than Dominic Casciani's partiality towards the Oxford Migration Observatory (see previous post). The Oxford Migration Observatory study was the lead story. Of course the large rise (by half a million) in the immigrant population since 2011 - or 'migrant population', as the BBC prefers to call it - doesn't reflect well on the party that promised to significantly reduce immigration - namely the Conservatives... ...and Dominic Casciani's comments that the Oxford Migration Observatory wanted to get these fig... more »

Why You Should Say No to Vaccines

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video - *Find out what Dr. Stephanie Seneff discovered through her extensive research about what ingredients in vaccines may be linked to autism and other conditions. The post Why You Should Say No to Vaccines appeared first on Waking Times.

The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth- and Google Decides for You.

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
Neutrality Act was signed February 26th, 2015.... and this announcement comes out 2 days later. Coincidence? Yea.... I think not!! Google knew they had no way of pushing this through without the Net Neutrality Act being passed by the FCC. They were just waiting, I guarantee it. Time to get off our asses again and let Google know that we will NOT allow this to happen!! And you know, this isn't just in the interests of the "conspiracy theorists" to take a stand. What about various Christian groups who staunchly believe that the world is less than 6000 years old? Will Google th... more »

Terrorist talking point done well

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau claimed he was doing a logical thing getting some on Canada for killing his adopted people Despite his despicable tactics its a pretty good argument for Canada to examine just what the hell we are doing? If you do not buy the big lie that if we do not fight them in Tikrit they will be in Trout Crick then just what is all the killing aboot? In my mind the Taliban on the crazy blinded by God level are just a bit more enlightened than the Spanish Inquisition or the Winston Salem witch trials. You do not fight an epidemic of ignorance with 500 lb bombs you need 500 lb... more »

"An expert body trying to put figures in the public domain in a politically neutral sense"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The Oxford Migration Observatory doesn't take kindly to being accused of bias. (It's like the BBC in that respect.) The *Daily Mail* ran a hatchet-job on them a few years ago. The paper quoted Labour MP Frank Field claiming it had been set up "to try to undermine’ MigrationWatch", that it was "trying to use the status of Oxford University to peddle Left-wing views on immigration", and that it was "a propaganda effort to change public opinion on immigration". The Oxford Migration Observatory advisory board promptly put out a statement in response rejecting such charges: The Migr... more »

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*Iconic photo of an Iconic building in Moscow....part of plot???* Today, being Friday...and the one week anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemtsov...I'm waiting for something ominous to happen. In this proxy war fought on so many fronts, not the least of which is propaganda....the shellfire came from one side last Friday...so there should be a return fire this Friday. Perhaps it happened last night...when this cryptic message appeared in Russian all over the Russian Internet. I picked it up from Vinyard of the Saker: [A comment in Russian] is going viral on the Russian side of t... more »

Notes from Nuclear Confab in NYC

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
*Speaking at Helen Caldicott's **Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction last weekend in New York City* I took some notes at the nuclear war event in NYC last weekend. I'm not going to put them in any particular order but they are all interesting. - Russia's early warning system is fragile and thus they keep their nuclear retaliatory forces on launch on warning status. Unlike the US Moscow has no space-based early warning system. They can't see over the horizon and have to make a guess if they are being hit in a first-strike. Chance of accidental nucl... more »

South Sudan Peace Talks Collapse (Again)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Voice of America*:* South Sudan Peace Talks Deadlocked * *The latest round of peace talks between the two warring parties in South Sudan has come to a standstill, as President Salva Kiir and his rival former vice president, Riek Machar, failed to agree on any of the major outstanding issues.* *The East African regional bloc, IGAD, which is mediating the talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, had set a Thursday deadline for the two sides to iron out their differences. The group said the talks would continue Friday on issues such as power sharing.* *IGAD had hoped to help es... more »

Is An 'Arab Sunni-Bloc' About To Be Established To Counter The Islamic State And Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Saudi Arabia's King Salman is seen during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Erga Palace in Riyadh January 27, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Jim Bourg *Reuters*: *Saudi king aims for new Sunni bloc vs Iran and Islamic State* *(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is pushing for Sunni Muslim Middle East countries to set aside differences over political Islam and focus on what it sees as more urgent threats from Iran and Islamic State.* *Its new monarch, King Salman, has used summits with leaders of all five Gulf Arab states, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey over the past 10 days to reinforce the need for un... more »

Twitter Is Playing A Significant Role In The Growth Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Brookings* *BBC:* *'Nearly 50,000' pro-Islamic State Twitter accounts* *There are at least 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State (IS), a new US study claims.* *The actual number, identified in the final three months of 2014, is probably much higher, says the report, co-authored by the Brookings Institution.* *It said typical IS supporters were located within the militants' territories in Iraq and Syria.* *Three-quarters of them tweet in Arabic and about one-in-five use English. They have on average about 1,000 followers.* *WNU Editor:* The Brookings re... more »

In general prisoners are not to be handcuffed in court

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
*R. v. Fortuin*, 2015 ONCJ 116: [3] If the Crown takes the position that restraints are necessary, it bears the onus of establishing reasonable grounds for their use: R. v. Wills, supra at para. 45. [4] The presumption that accused persons should appear in court unrestrained is well established. The Court in R. v. Cambridge Justices cites authority from as long ago as 1726. The same principle has been recognized in the United States: Holbrook v. Finn, 475 U.S. 560 (1986) at pp. 568-569; Illinois v. Allen, 397 U.S. 347 (1970) at p. 344. [5] R. v. McNeill represents the law in Ontari... more »

Hillary's emails (tempest in a teapot), and Obama's attack on "racist" police departments...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*ready for the feds to take over local law enforcement? * I spent a little time over at Huff & Puff yesterday. After first hunting all over that site for a story about Shillary and her email thingy, guess what I found out? Yep. No one cares and think it's much ado about nothing. And, as I've already predicted, *absolutely nothing will come of this*. Just like all the other Clinton scandals, it will just quietly slink off into the night. My friend, *Trailbee,* left a link to Ricochet, who has some rather strange advice: *Go Dark*. Hot Air picked up on it: *Rick Wilson has s... more »

BBC in the CAGE

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Last night's *This Week *on BBC One handed over its 'The Take' spot to Asim Qureshi of CAGE. Let me repeat that: last night's *This Week *handed over its 'The Take' spot to Asim Qureshi of CAGE. Yes, Andrew Neil subsequently skewered Qureshi, exposing him as the slippery apologist for Islamic terrorism that he truly is, but still: last night's *This Week *handed over its 'The Take' spot to Asim Qureshi of CAGE. And then interviewed him at length. The BBC also broadcast CAGE's press conference in full, after "beautiful" Enwazi was exposed. And CAGE representatives have hardly be... more »

Kevin Carey Suggests Credentialing Teachers with Electronic Merit Badges

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
With his latest offering at the NY Times, I would argue that Kevin Carey has finally unseated Marc Tucker as the king of crackpot education reform ideas. Carey has a new book to sell, and obviously he believes that the more outrageous and demented the content, the more books he is likely to ship. Of course, if he comes up with something really crazy that will appeal to Gates and Broad and the other efficiency zealots of CorpEd, then it doesn't matter if anyone else buys it. Enjoy this riff that Carey tears off when talking about replacing the best university system in the world ... more »

Friday Pussy - Boomer Cat

Demeur at Demeur - 10 hours ago
Headline reads "Blame boomers for congestion in job market". As if we had a choice. They raised the retirement age to 66 1/2 and higher a few years back meaning you can't get full social security until you hit that magic number. They've outsourced 62,000 manufacturers in the last 15 years meaning layoffs for millions. If you're over fifty and have a full time job you're one of the lucky ones, most are working part time or not at all. Then there's been the increases in taxes and fees and other living costs. All putting the squeeze on people who should be enjoying their golden years... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Tikrit Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Voice of America*: *In IS Fight, Worries Grow Over Iran, Sectarian Divide* *PENTAGON — As the battle for Tikrit rages between Islamic State militants and Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite militias, two major concerns have emerged: the role of Iran and the fear that sectarian divides will grow wider. * *Days of fighting around Tikrit have yielded slow progress against Islamic State militants, who have held the city since last June.* *''Our troops are now advancing according to the drawn up plan, though there are so many bombs planted by Islamic State militants to hinder our pr... more »

Rush on the run? Swell! It just doesn't mean what it once would have

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*"If WLS really does offload Limbaugh, this will look like a Major League Baseball or NBA team trading away a player with a really large contract."* *-- from an item on Tom Taylor's website* *by Ken* It's reasonably well known that Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, the designers of NYC's Central Park, Prospect Park, and so many other public spaces, hated statues, and wanted very badly to keep them the hell out of their parks. However, even when they were around to complain, their wishes weren't always heeded, and of course it's been a long time since they were around. So w... more »

Satire: “Joe Biden Releases Both E-mails Written While Vice-President”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Joe Biden Releases Both E-mails Written While Vice-President”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — "In what could be a prelude to a Presidential run in 2016, on Friday Joe Biden released to the public both e-mails that he has written while serving as Vice-President for the past six years. Biden took pride in announcing that he had sent both messages from his official government e-mail address, adding, “I have nothing to hide.” Minutes after the e-mails were released, the media pored over the treasure trove of materials, which offer a fascinating behind-the-scenes ... more »

Syria's al-Nusra Front Top Military Commander 'Killed In Airstrike'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Senior Nusra Front commander killed in Syria air strike* *Syrian al-Qaeda branch confirms Abu Hammam al-Shami died during regime attack on meeting of group's commanders in Idlib.* *An air strike by Syrian government forces has killed a senior commander of al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, the group and state media have said.* *The SANA state news agency said Abu Hammam al-Shami, also known as al-Farouq al-Suri, was killed in a special army operation in Idlib province on Thursday.* *Al-Shami, a veteran al-Qaeda leader from Damascus, held the title of g... more »

Excellent Post By John Kaminski: No Reason To Believe What The Government Tells Us

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
For those who have been wondering.. Yes, I have watched what has happened in the United States in the so called "courts of justice" concerning the FRAUD Boston Bombing and how they have purposely railroaded an absolutely innocent man (patsy) named Dzhokhar Tsarnaev into "confessing" that he did the bombing! Every shred of evidence that has come forward shows that this young man is absolutely innocent, since the bombing itself was absolutely a staged event where NOBODY died..... It is one of the worse travesties of justice in the sordid history of travesties of justice in the history... more »

THE CALIBER OF OUR OWN DISCOURSE: Defending our own born-in-Kenya tales!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015 Part 4—Harvard Law School flies to Finland:* Based upon this week’s report from the Justice Department, the city of Ferguson has been running a horrible police department and overall city government. In the past two days, the New York Times has run detailed reports about these matters. At our fiery liberal orgs, we’ll hear a lot about that part of what the Justice Department has found. For ourselves, we’ve been surprised it has taken so long to see news reports of this type. We liberals have largely dragged our heels about the topics under discussion—for exa... more »

The Economy: “US Stocks Could Fall 50% from Here”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“US Stocks Could Fall 50% from Here”* by Bill Bonner Gualfin, Argentina - “Today, we’re going to revisit yesterday’s subject – something so surprising and counterintuitive that almost no one expects it or is prepared for it. We’re talking about a sudden disappearance of dollars. For a brief time – perhaps three days… maybe three months – Americans will wonder what happened to their money. The greenback will become more precious than gold… perhaps even a matter of life and death. We remind readers that we live in such a topsy-turvy financial world that it is hard to tell up from d... more »

World News Briefs -- March 6, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters: **Advancing Iraq troops enter strategic town on edge of Tikrit* *Iraqi government forces and Iran-backed militiamen entered a town on the southern outskirts of Saddam Hussein's home city Tikrit on Friday, pressing on with the biggest offensive yet against Islamic State militants that seized the north last year.Military commanders said the army and mostly Shi'ite militia forces had retaken the town of al-Dour on Tikrit's outskirts, known outside Iraq as the area where executed former dictator Saddam was found hiding in a pit near a farm house in 2003.* *MIDDLE EAST* U.... more »

And on it goes

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Oh FFS, here we go again, 'new' on the BBC website homepage [a new entry at No.5]: *Missing Syria girls' parents criticise police over letter* The parents of three girls feared to be in Syria say police failed to pass on a letter that would have alerted them. Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, left their London homes last month and are thought to have joined Islamic State. It has emerged they had been spoken to by police at Bethnal Green Academy about a friend who had gone missing. The Guardian says the girls were given letters to take home, which they hid... more »

The Islamic State vs the Assyrian Empire

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Please forgive me the following rant, but I need to get it off my chest... As someone who has loved ancient history since childhood, Islamic State's pious destruction of the relics of the ancient Assyrian Empire beggars belief. The Assyrian Empire was one of the cruelest and most successful of the ancient empires. It declared a 'universal empire'. It aimed, through shocking, awe-inspiring deeds of extreme violence, to inspire terror in the hearts of its enemies and, thus, make conquering them a doddle. It killed and destroyed on an unprecedented scale, grabbing massive amounts of ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 6, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Chasing Chinese Planes 400 Times a Year Is Wearing Out Japan's Top Guns* *Fighter pilot Jun Fukuda sits edgily on the couch in his flight suit, waiting for the call that sends him sprinting to his jet. On any given day, he will chase and warn off Chinese military planes nearing Japanese airspace.* *The 35-year-old motorbike enthusiast and soon-to-be father is a captain in the fighter squadron based at Naha, the nearest Japanese base to islets in dispute with China. The single squadron at the Okinawan capital operates in a high-octane environment, scrambled on avera... more »

French Submarine Sinks A US Aircraft Carrier Group During War Games Off Florida

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
MT @MarineNationale #COMPTUEX du #CSG Theodore Roosevelt : Le #SNA #Saphir en chasse http://t.co/2Gv7BNBKCP pic.twitter.com/1xrGtKyDFr — Marquis de Seignelay (@FauteuilColbert) February 17, 2015 *The Aviationist:* *U.S. aircraft carrier and part of its escort “sunk” by French submarine during drills off Florida* *If you thought aircraft carriers were invincible you were wrong.* *On Mar. 4, the French Ministry of Defense released some interesting details, about the activity conducted by one of its nuclear-powered attack submarine (SNA) in the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.* *... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
*Hatred Breeds Evil and Eventually Insanity* Click on picture to enlarge *Holding on to hatred eventually poisons the instigator and they eventually become exactly what they are railing against and in this case Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has become the embodiment of everything he despises and distrusts with Iran ~ and in the process it becomes obvious that Israel is fast becoming the very same rogue undeclared nuclear, fascist , deceptive and evil state that Netanyahu has been warning the world against: Allen L Roland, Ph.D* *"Holding on to anger or hatred is like drin... more »

Real Telekinesis: You Have to Try This!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
This item will serve to eliminate any doubts regarding the real existence of this phenomena. We at least have a deeper understanding of just how this can all work between mind and dark matter physics. It is no longer totally mysterious and is now wide open to experiment and theory. We have come a long way from the pure disbelief of fifty years ago. Demonstration need no longer be part of a magic show. Making it a truly useful tool is still far away. We are not about to lift ten ton blocks.. *Real Telekinesis: You Have to Try This!* *http://humansarefree.com/2015/02/rea... more »

European Languages L:inked to Migration From the East

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
[image: European languages linked to migration from the east] This is excellent news. It happens to coincide with the sudden globalization of Bronze Age technology driven by sea borne shipment of metals. Thus we have the domestication of the horse and the related adoption of wheeled technology linked directly in time to the first real empire building. All this brought trade factories into Europe and elsewhere and opened the question of DNA evidence and what technology is associated with this expansion. This established the first serious conforming evidence whose lack would b... more »

Archaeologists Reveal Mysteries of ‘lost’ 3,000-year-old Civilisation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
This is interesting. I do see this as a successor society that arose as the land dried out during the Bronze Age from primitive grazing methods. a problem to this day. Intensification was certainly possible and technology was also available as this came at the end of the Bronze Age. That transition saw extensive climate change as well in various locales caused by disruption originating in the Atlantic. Thus the rise of such a culture fits time and place. This is also the most likely culture for the taming and adaptation of the Camel. *Archaeologists reveal mysteries of ‘lo... more »

FBI Quietly Declassified Secret Files Attesting Hitler Fled to Argentina in 1945

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
Essentially there are no creditable holes in the story line. We even have witnesses reporting the right things at the right times. Hitler and Eva exited Berlin weeks before the actual end. They then made it safely to either Spain or Portugal to await war's end and their pick up by two submarines. These craft could likely handle two each. In the meantime a disinformation program kicked in even around their escape but certainly around their apparent suicide which conforms to the execution of his body double and likely Eva's body double. They had plenty of time to p... more »

The Smoking Guns

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Here are some interesting tidbits from my email inbox this morning. - The Nation reports that drone pilots are quitting like rats off a sinking ship. Some good news for once: The U.S. drone war across much of the Greater Middle East and parts of Africa is in crisis and not because civilians are dying or the target list for that war or the right to wage it just about anywhere on the planet are in question in Washington. Something far more basic is at stake: drone pilots are quitting in record numbers. There are roughly 1,000 such drone pilots, known in the trade as “18Xs... more »

Are Smartphones Becoming a Substitute for Thinking?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours ago
Alex Pietrowski Our smartphones are like a wealth of information at our fingertips. They help us find directions to new restaurants, offer information about the places we want to visit, and can instantly answer any question about whatever inquiry fills the mind. But are we getting lazy and avoiding thinking about things that we might already know? A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo asked just that same question and conducted three studies with a total of 600 participants. The study categorized the subjects by measuring their cognitive style, ranging from intuitiv... more »

DARPA Tech Enables Paralyzed Woman to Fly F-35 Fighter Jet Simulator With Her Mind

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 13 hours ago
Cassius Methyl DARPA is quite possibly the most dangerous and unpredictable limb of the US Government. Frequently dubbed the “mad science agency”, they are responsible for the creation of the *I*nternet (originally the ArpaNet, *not invented by Al Gore), countless robotic remotely controlled weapons of war, TOR (the onion router), and many more incredible and often dangerous technologies. This week we learned that a paralyzed woman was used to simulate the flight of an F-35 fighter jet using nothing but her mind. In an ongoing experiment, 55-year-old Jan Scheuermann agreed to hav... more »

The "Cataclysmic Conflict" Yet to Come

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
And what we can do to stop it. *March 6, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Corporate-financier interests driving US foreign policy have long ago conspired to use Al Qaeda and other sectarian extremist forces to create a Pan-Arabian mercenary force with which to fight their enemies. Warned about in 2007 in a prophetic 9-page report by veteran journalist, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Seymour Hersh, then exposed through documented evidence over the course of the past four years, and now incontrovertibly unfolding before the world's eyes, this criminal conspiracy against world peace and... more »

The Offices Of World Leaders (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Russian President Vladimir Putin at a working meeting with Defense and Finance Ministers, Sergey Shoigu and Anton Siluanov. © Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian presidential press service/TASS *WNU Editor*: An interesting photo gallery. The link* is here*.

Hillary leaked intel using private email to stop Netanyahu’s war plans per Allen B. West

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Allen B. West http://allenbwest.com/2015/03/it-gets-worse-hillary-leaked-intel-using-private-email-to-stop-netanyahus-war-plans/ has some information that you won't find reported on the BBC.

Zapatistas 'Gracias 1'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
. On Sunday March 1, 2015, after more than six months of work and building materials offered up by Zapatista supporters, La Realidad now has a health clinic and a school. The construction was made possible by the solidarity of people and groups around the world. GRACIAS I. March 5, 2015 El día domingo 1 de marzo del 2015, después de más de 6 meses de trabajo, se entregó a las bases

Zapatistas Bulletin Board: Events March -- August, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Photo: Zapatistas with Tohono O'odham in Sonora by Brenda Norrell, Censored News On the Bulletin Board The Concierge ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION. March 2015. Early morning in reality. Just here, as usual: watching and listening. The crack in the wall is barely visible from the other side. On our side it expands with persistence. In the classrooms and in the huts of the

KELO TV: Oglala Lakota Ban Lawyer for Man Charged in Hockey Game Incident

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Tribe Bans Lawyer Representing Man Charged In Hockey Game Incident March 5, 2015, 12:58 PM by Kevin Woster  27 By Keloland TV http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/tribe-bans-lawyer-representing-man-charged-in-hockey-game-incident/?id=176896 RAPID CITY, SD - A South Dakota tribe has barred a Rapid City-based defense lawyer from entering their land. Oglala Lakota Tribe

Russian Jets And Ships Are Using NATO Ships In The Black Sea For Practicing Attack Scenarios

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
USS Vicksburg (Photo from wikipedia.org) *Eurasianet.org*: *Russia Says It's Probing Defenses Of NATO Ships In Black Sea* *A six-ship NATO naval group is conducting joint exercises in the Black Sea, and the Russian military is taking advantage of the event to carry out war games of a sort.* *The NATO group is led by an American admiral aboard the USS Vicksburg, and also includes warships from Canada, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Turkey. The training "will include simulated anti-air and anti-submarine warfare exercises, as well as simulated small boat attacks and basic ship handl... more »

Responses to My Despairing Rant

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
I've had some interesting responses to my blog post yesterday called 'This Is a Declaration of War' which I also sent to my email list. Thought I'd share some of them - leaving out the names. Thanks folks. - Please remove me from your mailing list. - Very well put, Bruce! I hope this gets wide distribution. But in Venezuela they just prevented a similar coup, so that is most encouraging. But I agree this is extremely dangerous. On the other hand, I think EU countries are getting very nervous over this trend and may break with the US. I would love to know what t... more »

Stop Twisting Truth: Scientific Bodies Should Put The Record Straight On GMOs

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 14 hours ago
Global Research, Countercurrents, RINF The Royal Society acts as a scientific advisor to the British government. The Society is Britain's Academy of Sciences, which funds research fellowships and scientific start-up companies. A self-governing fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine, its purpose is according to its website to "recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity." The Society facilitates interaction and... more »

Russia Begins War Games In The North Caucasus, Crimea, And On The Ukraine Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Financial Times:* *Russia launches war games in disputed territories* *Russia has launched large-scale military exercises involving three disputed territories in a move likely to irk its neighbours and heighten concern in Nato about Moscow’s intentions.The defence ministry on Thursday announced a drill including the federal districts of Southern Russia, the Northern Caucasus and the recently-annexed Crimea as well as Russian military bases in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Armenia. The exercises will run until April 10.This adds to a string of manoeuvres conducted over the past ... more »

Urge Your School Board to Support the End of Unethical Funding for Schools

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
I sent the following letter this morning to members of the Nashville Metro School Board. Feel free to post excerpt from *TMoE* where you feel the need. Dear Honorable School Board Members: If you have not already decided, I am sure that you and your Board are considering whether or not to join Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Shelby County in calling for a full and immediate funding of the BEP. The BEP was approved by the State Board of Education in November 1988 as a result of pressure exerted by a lawsuit filed by small school systems of Tennessee (*Tennessee Small School Systems v... more »

In The Coming GOP Dystopia, Everyone Will Either Travel By Private Jet Or By Horse And Buggy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Wednesday at the very moment when President Obama was signing the clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security-- a bill that had been opposed by 167 Republicans and only backed by 75 Republicans-- Boehner passed another bill through the House that has his far right flank flipping out. This one, HR 749, was to reauthorize federal support for passenger rail programs. Although the bill was sponsored by mainstream conservative Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 6 Democrats were among the 12 cosponsors.b In the end, the bil... more »

Libertarian Dystopia

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
Here's an article from a guy who used to read (and like) Ayn Rand. He's not impressed with the results of her "objectivist" philosophy of selfishness as played-out in Honduras. Society should not exist to make a few people fabulously wealthy while others starve. Almost all humanity used to live this way, and we called it feudalism. Many people want to go back to that sort of system, this time under the label of libertarian or “the untrammeled free market.” The name is irrelevant because the results are the same. In Honduras, I did not meet one person who had nice things to say... more »

A Look At Russia's Devastating Thermobaric Rocket Tanks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen, Real Clear Defense:* *Russia's Devastating Thermobaric Rocket Tanks* In December, Russia created a new heavy weapons regiment based in Nizhniy Novgorod. The regiment has both “TOS-1A Solntsepekflamethrowers and the Shmel-M infantry flamethrowers,” according the Interfax news agency. The Russian media often refers to the TOS-1A and Shmel-M as flamethrowers, but the term is a bit of a misnomer in English. This hardware has little in common with those rare, flame-spewing weapons. Instead, these are thermobaric launchers, which propel a fuel-air round. *WNU Editor:...more »

Israeli Women Wage Peace

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Anthony Freda Art Stephen Lendman Anti-war women of the world unite. They're doing it in Israel. Thousands represent a refreshing antidote to Netanyahu's hate-mongering rage for war. Women Wage Peace (WWP) activists support a "viable" Israeli- Palestinian peace. They want working for it "place(d) at the top of the public agenda." They call peace the only solution "offer(ing) life and hope." With Israeli general elections days away, they urge a "new and different reality in the Middle East." They call it "feasible." Saying "we must strive for it." Inspired by the horrors of l... more »

Hippocrates – “All Disease Begins In The Gut”

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*E. Dahl* - Hippocrates made this statement over two thousand years ago and it is truer today than ever. The post Hippocrates – “All Disease Begins In The Gut” appeared first on Waking Times.

KMTitanic: Iceberg in sight, no change of course

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Cooking chicken for a popular restaurant* *Rose: Next it will be brandies in the smoking room.* *Col. Archibald Gracie: Join me in a brandy, gentlemen?* *Rose: Now they will retreat into a cloud of smoke and congratulate each other on being masters of the universe.* So much to tell about the KMT this week... Up on the bridge, Eric Chu, Chairman of the good ship KMTitanic has been struggling to marginalize and supplant President and Honorary KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou and take control of the KMT. The axis of dispute is the case of Wang Jin-pyng, the Speaker of the Legislature who is... more »

Nature by Numbers: Math Concepts Seen in the Natural World

WTStaff at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Video - *This is an amazing movie inspired by numbers, geometry and nature. Filmmaker Cristobal Villa demonstrates how math concepts can easily be recognized in nature. The post Nature by Numbers: Math Concepts Seen in the Natural World appeared first on Waking Times.

“Chemtrails” Exposed – Global Geoengineering PsyOps Documented

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Jay Dyer* - From Chemtrails to Directed Energy Weapons, the System is Set on Total Control The post “Chemtrails” Exposed – Global Geoengineering PsyOps Documented appeared first on Waking Times.

What's Behind It All?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.ca/ I wrote yesterday that Canada's newest piece of proposed tough on crime legislation is unnecessary. In fact, Stephen Harper's whole tough on crime agenda is unnecessary. So what's behind his latest move? Michael den Tandt and Tasha Kheriddin believe Harper has found his wedge issue for the next election. And so does Michael Harris: There is always a sub-plot with everything done by the sneakiest prime minister Canada has ever had. And it’s always basically the same: Steve doesn’t care about doing the ... more »

'A US domestic black site': inside one protester's secretive police detention

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
*The Guardian* Brian Jacob Church spent the better part of a day shackled inside Chicago's Homan Square, denied access to an attorney, before police finally sent him to be booked and charged. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Vaccinated Farmed Fish Have Side Effects

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Source Catherine J. Frompovich Be forewarned, please, that this will not be very pleasant reading, especially if readers eat farm-raised fish and, in particular, salmon, a highly-farm-raised fish. “Wild-caught” need not apply. During my years of research, I’ve come across all sorts of information, studies, and papers relating to animal vaccines, but this one sort of “takes the cake,” in my opinion. Farmed fish are vaccinated because, according to the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NSVS), Modern fish farming is highly industrialized and relies heavily upon effective v... more »

Utah State's Marv N' Joes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
I originally published a version of this post in 2010, but it needed revisiting for all of the people who missed it! I have published a lot of recipes over the years, but none have inspired as much passion in the people who have found it than Marv N' Joes. In college, I worked in a little bakery on the Utah State Campus. My job pretty much consisted on spreading jam on bread and making Marv N' Joes. What's a Marv N' Joe? It is a little slice of heaven that you can only find in the land where the sage brush grows. The sandwich, invented by Marv and Joe, two engineering professors i... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*City starts process to auction 1,800 tax-delinquent properties ~N.O. Advocate * *IndispensableMan ~Library Chronicles* *Allan Katz and Danae Columbus: Could legalizing marijuana help fill Louisiana’s budget hole? ~Uptown Messenger* *Public oyster seed grounds to open in March ~AP, via WVUE* *New Orleans snags 1 million lucky fava beans? Now that's a St. Joseph's parade! ~Chris Waddington* *Airlift's Music Box Returns As Roving Village ~NOLA DEFENDER*~*Irish Channel Takes a Chil(i) Pill*

MENA Report ( March 6 , 2015 ) Iraq in focus - Battle for Tikrit items , US and Iraq political / military items related to Iraq ...... Iran nuclear talk items ....... Syria campaign items ...... Yemen in focus ......Libya in focus ...... Turkey and Saudis working together Re: Iran and ISIS ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Links..... *Opposition Growing Against ISIS War Authorization* *US Syria Strategy in Tatters With Rebels' Collapse* *US 'Concerned' by Iran's Involvement in ISIS War* *Iran: Open to 10-Year Partial Freeze on Nuclear Program* *Thousands Try to Flee Tikrit as 339 Are Killed Across Iraq* *Kerry: Military Pressure Needed to Oust Assad* Iraqi Leader Warns Troops Against Reprisals as They Attack Tikrit Insurgent Attacks in Iraqi Capital Kill at Least 16 People Heavy Fighting in Aleppo as Opposition Eyes 'New Strategy' Syria Says It Killed Military Leader of al-Qaeda Group Yemen's Ho... more »

The Birth & Death Of A Day - A Photo by Priya Ramachandran

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
[image: Twilight at Old Goa]*Twilight at Old Goa. Source: The Birth and Death of a Day.* *Source:Happy Feet*

Financial News Round up ( March 6 , 2015 ) -- Japan BOJ wary of Dire Consequences of QE - Mutiny at BOJ ? China entering currency wars ? Euro falls below 1.10 the day after the ECB Meeting to roll out QE ....... Capital Controls ( Comparing Cyprus and Iceland ) .... Eurogroup on March 9 next chapter for Greece in its extension talks with Creditors ...... Russian Ruble recovers to below 60 on stable oil and less tension with Ukraine situation.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Evening Tweets ...... *fred walton* @fredwalton216 · 2h2 hours ago Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: No, No, No Says Draghi to Greece; Spanish Economy Minister Insists http://po.st/oS2gHw via @po_st fred walton retweeted *Conflict Reporter* @Conflict_Report · 3h3 hours ago #BREAKINGNEWSUkrainian MP report US counterparts told them they can not supply weapons because Putin said,he would take #Kiev in that case. fred walton retweeted *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 4h4 hours ago Revenue drop points to more measures http://www. ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_art... more »

Four Signs That You May Be A True Activist

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
Source of all four posters: *True Activist Facebook*

Fundraising at the mall - terror for the win

Alison at Creekside - 19 hours ago
Friends, As one of our strongest supporters, you know the fourth quarter fundraiser of 2014 was our best in a decade. But we could raise so much more! Why just this week, 20 cheerleading teams withdrew from a competition at West Edmonton Mall due to fears it would be bombed by a Somali terrorist group that has never committed a terrorist act outside of East Africa. Terror for the win! But wait - there's more! When we put our West Edmonton Mall mujahideen ad up on Facebook, many of the responses demanded we allow Canadians to open carry guns in malls to defend themselves agai... more »

Northrop Grumman Wins US Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Contract

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: AN/SLQ-32]Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $267 million contract by the U.S. Navy to develop and manufacture the next-generation surface electronic warfare system. The Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 will enhance the AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare attack system through a series of upgrades that add new technologies and capabilities for early detection, signal analysis, threat warning and protection from anti-ship missiles. Since the introduction of Northrop Grumman's AN/SLQ-32(V)1 in 1974, the company has been a leader in surface ... more »

Chasing Chinese Planes 400 Times a Year Is Wearing Out Japan's Top Guns

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: JASDF F-15 Eagle]Fighter pilot Jun Fukuda sits edgily on the couch in his flight suit, waiting for the call that sends him sprinting to his jet. On any given day, he will chase and warn off Chinese military planes nearing Japanese airspace. The 35-year-old motorbike enthusiast and soon-to-be father is a captain in the fighter squadron based at Naha, the nearest Japanese base to islets in dispute with China. The single squadron at the Okinawan capital operates in a high-octane environment, scrambled on average more than once a day -- a record of more than 400 times in the y... more »

PEO LCS Begins At Sea Testing of Modified Longbow Hellfire Missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)]The Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) began a series of tests on its modified Longbow Hellfire missile from a surrogate test platform, with a successful first test after some weather delays. The LCS surface warfare mission package reached initial operational capability (IOC) in November with its 30mm gun and 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boats, and the next step is to add a missile to counter the fast inshore attack craft threat, Capt. Casey Moton, LCS mission modules program manager, said at the American Society of Naval Enginee... more »

BBC The Report - Anti-Semitism in the UK: Is It Growing?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Last night's The Report programme was entitled 'Anti-Semitism in the UK: Is It Growing?' The Report's description of the programme is 'Anti-Semitism in the UK: Simon Cox investigates the changing face of prejudice against Jewish people after recent lethal attacks in Paris, Copenhagen and Brussels. With the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for European Jews to move to Israel, we look at whether there is more dangerous anti-Semitism online and on the streets of the UK.' Let's have a listen and see if the BBC actually focus on the perpetrators of anti-Semitism. One... more »

Russian army puts into service long-range missile for S-300V4 system — source

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: S-300 Antey]Russia’s military have put into service a long-range missile for the S-300V4 air defense system, a source in the country’s Defense Ministry told TASS on Thursday. "The missile range reaches 400 kilometers [250 miles]," the source said. The new missile successfully passed the state tests late last year, he said. First, the S-300V4 systems in the Western military district are to be equipped with these missiles, the source added. Read more

Afghan Military to Receive A-29 Close Air Support Planes in December

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: A-29 Super Tucano]The Afghan military will be without its own fixed-wing close air support for another fighting season this summer against the Taliban, with the first of 20 A-29 Super Tucano turboprops expected to begin arriving in December. "This is a huge asset they're looking forward to getting inside Afghanistan," Army Gen. John Campbell told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, but "they won't have much for the next fighting season." The U.S. Air Force's $427 million program to provide A-29s to the Afghan military has been caught up in long-running contract... more »

Spanish Army Presents New Fighter Helicopter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Eurocopter Tiger HA-28 HAD helicopter]On Wednesday the Spanish army proudly unveiled its latest acquisition, a Eurocopter Tiger HA-28 HAD attack and destruction helicopter, which General Javier Sancho describes as the "most powerful weapon system" in his division of the country's armed forces. The version of the Tiger acquired is an updated adaptation of the six HAP support and protection Tiger copters which already belong to the Spanish army, all of which were called into service during the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Afghanistan in 2013 and 2014. Among the most outs... more »

"The Last Whale"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"As I rocked in the moonlight, And reefed the sail. It'll happen to you Also without fail, If it happens to me. Sang the world's last whale." - Pete Seeger ◆ David Crosby And Graham Nash, “To The Last Whale” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoek1e8t2K4 "Maybe we'll go, maybe we'll disappear... It's not that we don't know, It's just that we don't want to care."

Labour's TV Debates Attack Ad

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 20 hours ago
The words 'petard' and 'hoisted by' spring to mind. There is one man in Britain terrified by Ed Miliband, and his name is David Cameron.

Fukushima: “US Gov’t: Radioactive Material From Reactors Is 2 Billion Times More Toxic Than Industrial Poisons”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“US Gov’t: Radioactive Material From Reactors Is * *2 Billion Times More Toxic Than Industrial Poisons”* Harm caused by nuclear disaster “greater than for any work of man” other than atomic bomb; Top Expert: Radiation “like explosions going off in cell… blows hole in DNA” By ENENews *Dr. Bill McBride, UCLA School of Medicine Vice Chair for Research in Radiation, Principle Investigator of UCLA’s Center for Medical Countermeasures Against Radiation — National Institutes of Health, Jan 27, 2014 :* *19:45* – “There are some unique things about ionizing radiation when it comes to the... more »

Over 40 Russian Fighter Jet Crews Hold Airstrike Drills in Barents Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
More than 40 Russian fighter jet crews practiced destroying enemy missiles and aircraft during military exercises over the Barents Sea, the Russian Defense Minister said Friday. "Over 40 crews flying MiG-31 (Foxhound) fighter-interceptors and Su-24 (Fencer) attack bombers from the Central Military District participated in tactical flight exercises over the Barents Sea. The pilots practiced destroying 'enemy' missiles and aircraft," according to a statement by the Central Military District's press service. The week-long air-missile strike-response drills over the Barents Sea were la... more »

Dancing Origami

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
Not content with boring old inanimate origami, Japanese designer and maker Ugoita T. assembled this clever electromagnetic stage to bring his paper cranes to life. While the idea of moving paper creations around with magnets is fun, it’s the synchronization that really makes this hilarious. (via Digg)

Watch how to pass snacks in a fighter jet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Watch the quick and easy way these fighter jet pilots pass snacks between them while up in the air. A pilot and his navigator have posted a video showing how they are able to pass snacks between them while they are airborne. In the video, the pilot lets the Snickers bar loose and the gravitational force drags the chocolate bar through the air into the hands of his navigator. Read more

The U.S. Air Force's drone problems have been a long time coming

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MQ-9 Reaper]The U.S. Air Force's drone fleet is understaffed and overburdened, according to a report by The Daily Beast. But these issues are not nearly as new as the leaked memo might suggest. Six years of official histories — which War Is Boring obtained via the Freedom of Information Act — show Air Combat Command has consistently struggled to find enough operators for its drone squadrons. ACC oversees the bulk of the Air Force's attack planes, fighters and aerial spies, including drones. At the same time, the Pentagon's demands for the unmanned aircraft have only increas... more »

Preventing Autism Video - What the Parents Say

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*3 apr. 2013* We asked 1,287 parents of children with autism, if asked how to reduce the rising rates of AUTISM, what would you say? Their answers speak to everyone who is terrified of the epidemic upon us all. Special thank you to the www.recoveringkids.com group, now over 5,000 members strong! www.regardingcaroline.com/say for more information *http://www.recoveringkids.com * *http://www.regardingcaroline.com*

Corporations Are The New Conquistadors : Ukraine by Andrey Panevin

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
[image: Links between funds from the US Department of Agriculture and favored corporations like Monsanto and Chemonics show a clear conflict of interest in foreign "aid" to Ukraine.]Links between funds from the US Department of Agriculture and favored corporations like Monsanto and Chemonics show a clear conflict of interest in foreign “aid” to Ukraine through the intervention of the state-sponsored ISAAA. Corporations Are The New Conquistadors : Ukraine *How international corporations are taking over Ukraine’s agriculture* by Andrey Panevin Mint Press Neews, 15 February 2015 Int... more »

New rules to improve helo safety aboard destroyers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MH-60S Sea Hawk]Ship crews now have new measures to improve safety as destroyers land helicopters. The move comes a year and a half after a fatal 2013 mishap when a chock and chained MH-60S Sea Hawk was swept off the flight deck of the destroyer William P. Lawrence and into the Red Sea, claiming the lives of its two pilots, and leading to discord between surface warfare officers and helicopter aircrews. The new system, which now takes sea state into account to determine safe helicopter operations, has been tested and rolled out to the fleet in recent months, Naval Surface F... more »

Media Lies...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago

Russia's Defense Industry: Breakthrough or Breakdown?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RFS Yaroslav Mudry]The actual state of Russia’s military-industrial complex remains something of a mystery. On the one hand, Russian defense firms are currently breaking post-Soviet export records and providing all branches of the Russian military with new weapons systems that boast cutting-edge capabilities (at least on paper). On the other, the country’s defense industry remains beset by countless production problems, while the armed forces have yet to confirm the effectiveness of its new systems in traditional combat operations. And while the Kremlin insists that it wil... more »

What the U.S. Navy Could Learn from Danish Frigate Design

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HDMS Iver Huitfeldt]As the U.S. Navy’s requirements and engineering communities look at upcoming ship classes and attempt to build in flexibility, they first need to decide what it means to be a “flexible ship” and how much to prioritize that flexibility, one admiral said. During a panel at the American Society of Naval Engineers’ ASNE Day 2015, Rear Adm. Bryant Fuller, chief engineer for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), said it is important to decide what flexibility means to each program early on, and how much of it is needed – is there a core capability that ship class... more »

War, War is Stupid, Part 2

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
Many if not all, people who call for a new big war in Mindanao are also the most coward to go to a real war. Or most stingy to contribute money and resources for the direct cost of war, and indirect cost -- tens if not hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians, public health cost, economic displacement. If people do not like the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), currently a bill in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, then refining it or other options should be explored, but NEVER the war option. The MILF has tens of thousands of armed men, willing to integrat... more »

IAF faces new challenge from Egypt

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type-209 class SSK]Egyptian and Russian media outlets have been reporting that an advanced Russian surface-to-air missile system, the S-300, has arrived in the Middle East. The Egyptian military has likely already commenced deployment of the long-range anti-aircraft batteries across the North African country. The S-300, the Russian version of the American Patriot system, is capable of intercepting aircraft at a range of up to 200 kilometers and a variety of altitudes simultaneously. The reported shipment marks the weapon system's first introduction to a country sharing a bor... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Teach Me to Whisper"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "Teach Me to Whisper" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L0iCAIOJXQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Star clusters are among the most visually alluring and astrophysically fascinating objects in the sky. One of the most spectacular nestles deep in the southern skies near the Southern Cross in the constellation of Crux. The Kappa Crucis Cluster, also known as NGC 4755 or simply the "Jewel Box" is just bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye. It was given its nickname by the English astronomer John Herschel in the 1830s because the striking color contrasts of its pale blue and orange stars seen through a telescope reminded Herschel of a piece of exotic jewelry. IMAGE: The FORS1...more »

Russia ready to transfer Sukhoi technologies to RI: Envoy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Su-35 Flanker-E]Russia reiterated its readiness on Thursday to comply with the transfer-of-technology scheme required by Indonesia should the latter opt to buy Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighters to modernize its air force. “I talked to Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu a couple of months ago. We are fully aware of Indonesian government regulations on transfer-of-technology and industrial-offset schemes,” Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin told journalists at his residence in South Jakarta. “We are ready and open for further discussion with our I... more »

Navy planning Bangor pier extension for Seawolf subs

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Seawolf-class SSN]The Navy intends to lengthen a pier at Bangor so it can shift two Seawolf-class submarines there from Bremerton. USS Seawolf and USS Connecticut arrived July 22, 2007, and Jan. 29, 2008, respectively, at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton from New London, Connecticut. They're the only subs to call Bremerton home. It was never meant to be permanent. A 2004 Navy assessment recommended homeporting them at Bremerton and keeping the third boat in the class, USS Jimmy Carter, at Bangor in the short term but eventually basing all three at Bangor, according to a draft en... more »

Chet Raymo, “Seeing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
* “Seeing”* by Chet Raymo “Elizabeth Bishop has a poem about a sandpiper, a tiny shore bird scurrying forward and reverse with the lick and ebb of the tide. It was not the sandpiper I thought of today as I walked the beach, but the sand with which the Bishop's bird is seemingly obsessed. The last two lines of the poem: "The millions of grains are black, white, tan, and gray, mixed with quartz grains, rose and amethyst." Everyone sees the sandpiper. Who could not? Those fluttering feet. The delicate engine of its controlled frenzy. But who sees what the sandpiper sees, the ... more »

"Passive Acceptance..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Read It and Weep"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Read It and Weep"* by The Johnsville News "And people ask why newspapers are going out of business." - http://johnsville.blogspot.com/ • Oh, you mean besides the fact that most Americans are functionally illiterate? *"Only 13% of U.S. adults have English reading and comprehension skills considered to be proficient."* - http:// coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/2012/03/where-have-all-skilled-workers-gone.html - CP

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Edmond, Oklahoma, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: Tom Disch, "What to Accept"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"What to Accept"* by Tom Disch "The fact of mountains. The actuality Of any stone - by kicking, if necessary. The need to ignore stupid people, While restraining one's natural impulse To murder them. The change from your dollar, Be it no more than a penny, For without a pretense of universal penury There can be no honor between rich and poor. Love, unconditionally, or until proven false. The inevitability of cancer and/or Heart disease. The dialogue as written, Once you've taken the role. Failure, Gracefully. Any hospitality You're willing to return. The air Each city offers you to breat... more »

French Submarine Sinks US Aircraft Carrier During Drills

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: FS Saphir (SSN-602)]A series of joint naval drills between the United States and France recently didn't quite turn out the way the US, no doubt, expected. The practice scenario ended with the French nuclear submarine that was acting the part of an enemy ship "sinking" the American aircraft carrier and most of its escort! The exercises took place over 10 days starting in mid-February off the coast of Florida. The French nuclear attack submarine (SNA) — named Saphir — joined US Carrier Strike Group 12, comprising the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (nicknamed the "Big... more »

"You Are the One You Are Waiting for: Turn to Yourself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"You Are the One You Are Waiting for: Turn to Yourself"* by The DailyOM "Ultimately, you are the one. We spend a lot of our lives looking for role models, mentors, teachers, and gurus to guide us on our path. There is nothing wrong with this and, in fact, finding the right person at the right time can really help. However, it is important to realize that in the absence of such a figure, we can very safely rely upon ourselves. We carry within us everything we need to know to make progress on our paths to self-realization. The outer world serves as a mirror. Or to use another metaph... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* "When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane." - Hermann Hesse • Click image for larger size, which you may then fill in and frame if you're so inclined, as I did... lol - CP


Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
Think of all of the wonderful things you could get with a $450 giftcard to the land of magic...er... Target! [image: Target Gift Card Giveaway with Pretty Providence!]Hey everybody! Get excited, because today we are helping our friends at Pretty Providence celebrate their 3rd blog birthday with an amazing $450 Target Gift Card Giveaway! Who doesn't love Target.. am I right? I personally could spend way too much time and money there if I let myself! Such a guilty pleasure, that store! Well one lucky winner will feel no guilt over their major shopping spree, can I get a woot woot?! W... more »

Former Ally Of The U.S. Is Now The Head Of The Islamic State In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Abdelhakim Belhadj is now the leader of #IslamicState in #Libya. At CIA rendition camp - let go, later participated overthrow #Qaddafi — Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) March 2, 2015 *Washington Times*: *U.S. backed rebel reportedly leads Islamic State in Libya* *Major news out of Libya as Abdelhakim Belhadj, the former head of the al Qaeda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and a major player in the U.S.-backed overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi, has reportedly joined the Islamic State and is leading its forces there. This according to The Blaze National Security journalist Sara Car... more »

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates A New High-Power Laser Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Lockheed Martin's Athena laser has this truck's engine sizzling with a laser beam fired from over a mile away. Lockheed Martin *IBTimes:* *Lockheed Martin's Athena Laser Fries Truck Engine From More Than A Mile Away* *Lockheed Martin is showing off new fiber-optic laser technology capable of frying the engine of a truck located more than a mile away. Known as Athena, for Advanced Test High Energy Asset, the laser was unveiled after the military contractor made it known that it is also experimenting with fiber-optics that could disable enemy warplanes and rockets flying overhead.*... more »

Farrakhan: Israelis, Zionist Jews had "key roles in the 9/11 attacks"

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 22 hours ago
The Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan has the organized Jewish community in an uproar after making "anti-Semitic" statements (i.e., truthful statements about Jews, Jewish criminality, the Jewish state of Israel, and Jewish power and influence) during his annual Saviours' Day sermon recently. According to *a press release* from the Anti-Defamation League, Farrakhan's powerful speech, in which he correctly identified the Jewish state of Israel and Jewish criminals largely controlling the United States federal government and mainstream mass media *as being behind the events of 9/11*, o... more »

British Parliamentary Watchdog Suggests That MI5 And MI6 Recruit Moms As Spies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Mumsnet users answer the call from MI5 http://t.co/yluBJ52KSc pic.twitter.com/bFk0UwS2hc — Justine Roberts (@Justine_Roberts) March 5, 2015 *Daily Mail:* *This is a job for Mrs Bond: MI5 wants middle-aged mothers as spies because they understand people better * * * Parliamentary committee says more women spies needed to keep UK safe* Claims lack of female agents harming MI5 and MI6's ability to tackle terror* Women agents should be recruited from websites like Mumsnet, it says* Findings published by Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee* *More News On A British Par... more »

Russian President Putin: At Least Cities Not Being Destroyed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 5, 2015 (Reuters / Sergey Karpukhin) *RT: Putin*: *E.Ukraine situation difficult, at least cities not being destroyed* *The situation in eastern Ukraine remains difficult, but at least cities are not being destroyed and civilians are not being killed, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said after meeting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.* *Putin called on both sides of the Ukrainian conflict to“strictly comply” wit... more »

How do you maximize nutrition?

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
[image: How do you maximize nutrition?] *An apply a daykeeps the doctor away!*March is *National Nutrition Month*. While researching nutrition, I came across a rather shocking statistic: Over 90% of U.S. adults are deficient in at least one vitamin or mineral. The problem is that while there is an abundance of food in our country, much of it is processed and full of empty calories. A calorie of food is simply a measure of energy and all calories are equal. What changes is the nutrient density ... the amount of nutrition we get from a calorie of food. Here's an example: - A mediu... more »

Out in the Open:  The CIA Secret Prisons in Europe - Washington’s European Partners in Crime  (Rudy Giuliani’s Dangerous Game:  Jeb Bush, Patriotic Lies, and the Truth About American Exceptionalism) Exceptionalism = Delusional Ideology

We do not understand that our “money politics” — the old Japanese phrase for the corrupted political process — has cost us any claim to leading by democratic example. Ditto Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib and so on in the matter of human rights. Nice times we grew up for, huh? Land of the free. Home of the do-anything-you-like-to-maintain-power brave. The CIA Secret Prisons in Europe. Political

Predictions On Ukraine Economy Released

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg*: *Ukraine Sees Economic Plunge in 2015 Amid Spike in Prices* *Ukraine’s economy will shrink this year and consumer prices will jump, the government said, as the country struggles to fend off the effects of a war with pro-Russian separatists.* *Gross domestic product may shrink as much as 11.9 percent in 2015 in a worst-case scenario, and year-end inflation may accelerate to 42.8 percent, the government said in a statement detailing updated forecasts on its website on Thursday. The outlook was significantly worse than September estimates that saw GDP growing at least 0.... more »

Come on down, Patrick Brown!

Alison at Creekside - 1 day ago
Here's SoCon MP Patrick Brown at the now infamous Rob Ford Family BBQ listening to Harper make his plug for a Stephen Harper/Rob Ford/Tim Hudak governing Con trifecta for Canada. FinMin Flaherty made a special point of thanking Brown for "being key to organizing this event". Writing about Patrick Brown shifting from Parliament Hill MP into provincial politics as a candidate in the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race, John Iveson says that "nobody knows where he stands on any given issue". Oh come on, John, we do so know a couple of things. We know his campaign co-ch... more »

Ukraine War News Updates -- March 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC:* *Russian soldiers 'dying in large numbers' in Ukraine - Nato* *Nato's deputy chief says Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the deaths of "large numbers" of Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine.* *Alexander Vershbow said Russia's involvement was becoming more unpopular with the Russian public as a result.* *Russian officials dismissed on Thursday a US claim that Moscow had sent "thousands and thousands" of troops to fight alongside separatists.* *A foreign ministry spokesman said the figures were "plucked out of the air".* *Ukraine War News Updates -- March... more »

remember you will die

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
"All Is Vanity" C. Allan Gilbert drawing 1892

Sports Watch: With leadership like this, is it any wonder that the NY Knicks are flying high?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Cablevision President-CEO and Madison SquareGarden Chairman James Dolan -- Whatta guy!* *"There’s a little bit of North Korea to the way this team is run."* *-- out-of-work lawyer Dennis Doyle, who is committed toseeing every game of the (now 12-48) NY Knicks this season* *by Ken* We looked recently at the path-breaking strategy of the financial-typhoon owners of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, the billionaire Wall Street brains who decided to reverse the team's mediocrity by losing as many games as humanly possible. Now it seems only fair to pay tribute to the management of the ... more »

Ravitch and Weingarten Sign on to Charter "Improvement Agenda"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
AFT, as the lead corporate union where teachers send their hard earned money to be wasted, is busy preparing for the expected return to Washington of the neoliberal poster couple, Hillary and Bill Clinton. Part of that massive task is to do whatever is necessary to provide political cover for Hillary's role in another generation of school privatization measures that will pick up where Bubba, Bush II, and Obama left off. Surely that is one reason that now that we see a sadly, simple-minded and unenforceable *"*charter school improvement agenda" that is now in circulation. As may ... more »

Iraq Government: Islamic State Has Destroyed The Ancient Assyrian City Of Nimrud

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *ISIS bulldozes ruins ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi TV says* *(CNN)ISIS has again destroyed cultural treasures, this time bulldozing the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq, state-run media said Thursday.The extent of the destruction wasn't immediately revealed, according to Iraq's state broadcaster Iraqiya TV, which cited the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism.Nimrud was a city in the Assyrian kingdom, which flourished between 900 B.C. and 612 B.C. The archaeological site is located south of Mosul in northern Iraq.* *WNU Editor:* 3,00... more »

FFWN: Bibi's speech, false flag follies, & "did Paul McCartney die in 1966?"

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
See my new Veterans Today article on is broadcast: *Barrett-Fetzer slugfest: “Did Paul McCartney die in 1966?”* *Plug for FFWN* 1) FCC net neutrality ruling helps keep us in business http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/26/net-neutrality-activists-landmark-victory-fcc *Bibi’s Bo(eh)ner* 2) Netanyahu threatens war in speech http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/03/03/netanyahu-threatens-war-speech-congress 3) Decrying ‘insult,’ House Democrats seethe after Netanyahu address http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decrying-insult-some-democrats-seethe-after-netanyahu-address... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) attends a news conference with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh March 5, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool *Howard LaFranchi, CSM*: *Why Arab leaders are telling Obama to listen to Netanyahu* *Largely overlooked in all the hubbub of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress about Iran this week is that Arab leaders pretty much agree with him.* *Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have looked like he stood alone at the podium as he addressed Congress this week.... more »

World News Briefs -- March 5, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva March 2, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse *Reuters*: *Iran hints might be open to 10-year partial freeze of nuclear work* *(Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10-year moratorium on some aspects of the country's nuclear program might be acceptable to Tehran, though he declined to discuss the issue in detail.U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday that Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 y... more »

Yahui and Nevets' Mum'n Pop's Cafe 大坑美式小吃

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
Two of my favorite people, Yahui and Nevets, own and operate one of my favorite places in Taichung, Mum'n Pop's Cafe. I always go there for a meal and conversation whenever I am nearby. Their wonderful sandwich shop is located at 53 Chung Hsien Lane, Dongshan Road Section 2 (Streetview)(0928 767 374). That's near the 7-11 by the traffic circle on Dongshan Road. They are usually open from 11:00am - 2:00pm and again from 5:00pm - 9:00 pm, every day. It's a great place to stop after a long bike ride in the hills of Hsinshe. It's a family place, and friendly people are always around wi... more »

Baby steps

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 day ago
As there are still a couple of possible frosts in the near term forecast, I'm not doing much in the garden, but I did plant a bed of potatoes. Where there have been, in the past, three rows of potatoes in a bed, here I am doing two. Beds are narrower, this year, as long term readers (there are a few!) may notice, in an effort to make each bed get by on a soaker hose, as we are in drought for a second year (and we anticipate a lot of 90+ degree days) and must conserve the well. Where there have been six beds, there are eleven. Foliage, when the plants are fully grown, will cover the ... more »

For anyone who believes Ukraine needs weapons to fight Russia, see what Ukraine has been doing to its eastern Russian-speaking provinces ...and what the defenders do with those they capture.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ Azov, Dnepr, and Donbass Battalion POWs captured near Ilovaisk – Eng subs Aug 30 2014 Older footage worth seeing. http://youtu.be/Mu9Tzg6De5k Cherchez la Verite

Oregon Deputies Shoot Family's Miniature Pony, Leave Body in Neighbor's Yard and Lie

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
Amanda Warren It took one Oregon family awhile to discover what happened to their missing minature pony, named Gir. Gir was an American Miniature horse aged 30 and, aside from some arthritis, was in excellent shape but wouldn't have gotten too far if he escaped. They were forced to do their own detective work on February 18th when Gir wasn't in his stall even though the owner locked it and double-checked it. And he didn't get too far at all. However, the Fitzgerald family was left to frantically search for him. When they started knocking on neighbors' doors, they discovered with ... more »

Mainstream Media Discovers What Created ISIS - Global Warming!

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
Brandon Turbeville After five years of intense fighting and destabilization raging across Syria, Western mainstream press has finally discovered the true cause of the so-called “civil war.” It turns out that all of the analysts in the alternative media suggesting that the situation in Syria was the result of a NATO destabilization campaign and foreign-backed invasion of terrorists in the form of al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, and ISIS were wrong. In fact, even those mainstream analysts who have suggested that the foreign invasion was actually a legitimate rebellion were apparently mistaken.... more »

Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Future of Liberty

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
By Tom Woods Should libertarians be optimistic or pessimistic about the future? Tom Woods discusses/debates with Frank Karsten, author of *Beyond Democracy*, about the evidence for the advancement of liberty. Great show for those who need a dose of optimism. Visit TomWoods.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

TomWoodsTV - The Netanyahu Speech and the Neocons

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Photo Source: Win McNamee / Getty Images.* Meir Dagan, the former head of Israel's intelligence agency, called Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress this week, *"bullshit."* This reaction is similar to the CIA's official rebuke of the Bush administration's rhetoric in 2007 that Iran was building a bomb. It came out with an *intelligence report that said the opposite*. There are two things that we can take away from Dagan's criticism of Netanyahu, and the wider reaction in Israel to Netanyahu's speech. 1) Despite all the talk about an "apartheid" Israel, it is still a dem... more »

Why should I continue to pay?

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*“I AM growing increasingly uncomfortable playing the game of life as it is organized today. Why should I continue to pay credit cards, taxes, etc., when I know this only continues our slavery? How do you deal with these tools designed against us?”* Such a great question!! Thank you, this is on my mind most days. “*Why should you continue to pay?”* This is a question we each must ask and answer individually, no? Society is currently set up as a debt slave enterprise. We bought into it, not understanding the true nature of the debt. We know better now, yet the structure of thi... more »

The Roswell Slides and a Little Hypocrisy

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
The hypocrisy of this situation is beginning to get to me. On the one hand, we are told that there is a witness who was in Roswell in July 1947 who saw the alien bodies and he said that the slides show what he had seen or at the very least it looked like what he had seen. On the other we are condemned for naming him as if his credentials are unimportant beyond what we are told. He was there in 1947 and we should just accept this fact according to the narrative that is developing. Well, his name wasn’t all that important when he was one of many voices talking about the events of 194... more »

Are Smartphones Becoming a Substitute for Thinking?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - New research reveals some surprising downsides to using smartphones... The post Are Smartphones Becoming a Substitute for Thinking? appeared first on Waking Times.

Shock: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 1 day ago
Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton Unearthed articles from the 1960s detail how nuclear waste was buried beneath the Earth’s surface by Halliburton & Co. for decades as a means of disposing the by-products of post-World War II atomic energy production. Fracking is already a controversial practice on its face; allowing U.S. industries to inject slurries of toxic, potentially carcinogenic compounds deep beneath the planet’s surface — as a means of “see no evil” waste disposal — already sounds ridiculous, dangerous, and stupid anyway without even going into further detail. Alleged fracki... more »

Kenneth Prewitt on Science and Congress

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 1 day ago
Kenneth Prewitt, of Columbia University and social scientist extraordinaire, has an interesting paper out in the January, 2015 *Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science*. The paper is titled, "Who Is Listening? When Scholars Think They Are Talking to Congress ." Here is a neat excerpt: Scientists, social or otherwise, err in claiming that members of Congress are hostile to science or are anti-science when they vote contrary to scientific warnings about climate change or side with Biblical literalists and intelligent design proponents or express misgivings a... more »


You could be forgiven for thinking that the Israeli extreme right must be nuts for being so obsessed about Iran when the Islamic State (IS), a far more bloodthirsty and ruthless organisation that borders on being an anarchistic-fascist organisation hell bent on destroying anything and everything that doesn’t conform to its beliefs, is almost at Israel’s northern borders. Rest assured, however, that there is method in Israel’s apparent madness. The Israelis for years, indeed, long before IS came along, have considered Iran as their mortal enemy accusing them of wanting nothing less t... more »

March 5: My Times and Transcript delivery.....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
...., not for the first time, is some five hours late. So I'll begin with a topic I only touched on yesterday. This is for school boards and for high school teachers. Do not teach any national history in elementary or high school. There are two reasons. One is that any national history is such a broad subject that it can be taught only as memory work (rote learning), and it is a waste of time because rote learning is soon forgotten. The other reason is because the only history you are allowed to teach in the public schools is "feel good" history. If, in particular, you try to teach... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Our clown Supreme Court takes on the bogus challenge to Obamacare -- and makes believe it's legitimate!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Justice "Slow Anthony" Kennedy*: *"At least," says Ian Millhiser, "one of the Court’s Republicans appears to have come to work wearing his judicial robe, and not his partisan hat."* *by Ken* All in all, I'm inclined to go along with Greg Sargent's estimate of yesterday's Supreme Court oral arguments on King v. Burwell: "A hint of good news for Obamacare, but don’t get your hopes up too much." King v. Burwell, you'll recall, is the case that seeks to topple the Affordable Care Act on the ground of a single infelicitous wording, neither noticed nor known to exist by anyone on the p... more »

The Economy: "Get Ready for a “Zero Returns” World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Get Ready for a 'Zero Returns' World"* by Bill Bonner Gualfin, Argentina - “Where is that old and tattered “Crash Alert” flag? Many times since the start of the rally in US stocks in 2009, we hoisted it. And many times has it failed to give us a useful signal. But we will bring it out again, if a bit sheepishly… and let it wave, in the warm Argentine air. Why? Do we know a crash is coming? No, of course not. Is our flag a good indicator of what will happen? Apparently not. But we regard it like the “Shark Alert” flags you see on the beaches of Australia. (Down Under is the only... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'WASAKO’NI’TA’IEN'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
WASAKO’NI’TA’IEN Posted on March 5, 2015 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Mar. 5, 2015. As the eagle sat on top of the tree of peace looking out for the people, a foul smell was coming from the direction of Washington DC. An eloquent foreigner from far away was visiting the big ‘outhouse’ on the hill. Some see it as one of the lowest places on earth. All I

Islamic State Fighters Are Now Attaching High-Definition Cameras To The Barrels Of Their Guns When Executing Prisoners

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Savages: Depraved militants fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq are attaching high-definition cameras to the barrels of their guns in order to film barbaric executions in gruesome detail *Daily Mail*: *Is this ISIS' sickest execution video yet? Now terrorists put cameras on the end of their guns to make footage of killings look like a shoot 'em up computer game * ** Depraved militants are now attaching HD cameras to their gun barrels* ** Equipment allows them to film their savage murders in gruesome detail* ** Unorthodox view makes terrorists' murder films look like video games* *... more »

"Anti-Semitism in the UK: Is It Growing?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Tonight's *The Report *on Radio 4 took a scary look at anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom: Anti-Semitism in the UK: Simon Cox investigates the changing face of prejudice against Jewish people after recent lethal attacks in Paris, Copenhagen and Brussels. With the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for European Jews to move to Israel, we look at whether there is more dangerous anti-Semitism online and on the streets of the UK. You might have been expecting to hear a lot about the threat from Islamists, but no... The vast bulk of the programme was devoted to the ... more »

Free Trade 44: The Gravity Model

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
An old theory in international trade (and migration) but which I heard and read only last month, is the gravity model. This is on top of the classical David Ricardo theory of "comparative advantage" and the Heckscher-Ohlin theorem of factor abundance as basis for trade. The first two theories assumed that all other things being equal, meaning distance between and among trade partners are assumed to be similar. The addition of the gravity theory on the first two or other theories somehow completes the picture of why and where people in one country trade more with people in country X ... more »

What Would Nature Say About Ecological Warfare?

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
I thought of this incredible eco-ad campaign, NatureisSpeaking.org, when I read Bronwyn Leebaw’s fascinating article “Scorched Earth: Environmental War Crimes and International Justice” in Perspectives on Politics. This is a much-overdue analysis of the place of the earth and environmental damage in the laws of armed conflict – two issues areas rarely studied by […]

Remembering Fr. Bix - Inspired by Jeju Island

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Felice Cohen-Joppa from Tucson writes: In Solidarity With our Peace Friends on Jeju Island... Twelve activists with the Pacific Life Community were arrested for blocking the road into Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, California on March 2 (8 are still in jail for at least a night or two after refusing to sign papers for their release). Before the blockade some of the protesters did one of the special dances from Gangjeong village, after practicing over the weekend! More pictures and a report will be on the Nuclear Resister Facebook page after I get some sleep and travel home!! Fr. Bix... more »


I wish to thank hermionefowl for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Rules: 1.) Nominate 15 other bloggers relatively new to blogging. 2.) Share 7 random facts about yourself. 3.) Thank the blogger for nominating you. 1.) I am of Irish descent and wish to someday visit my ancestral home. 2.) I watch Top Gear ...

(Photo: Lisa Mann/BBC) Blogger David Thompson calls her "an eight-year old queen of the crows." So far, Gabi Mann of Seattle, Washington is using her super power modestly. It's been developing for the past year. What is her power? Crows bring her things. (Photo: Katy Sewall/BBC) Wild crows fly up and drop small objects ...

Russia: Caucasus city attracts 'busloads' for Fifty Shades
By News from Elsewhere... ...media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring A widespread ban on screening Fifty Shades of Grey in Russia's North Caucasus is benefiting one city which decided to allow the film, it's reported. Pyatigorsk in Stavropol Territory bucked the regional trend by allowing the erotic drama ...
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO) by India Rakusen, BBC Trending In April 2014 BBC Trending covered the arrest of six bloggers and three journalists in Ethiopia. The bloggers are part of a group known as Zone 9, and are well known for campaigning around censorship and human rights issues ...

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