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Saturday, March 7, 2015

7 Mar - Blogs I'm Following

10:10pm MST

Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance To The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 minutes ago
*CNN*: *Boko Haram purportedly pledges allegiance to ISIS* (CNN)Boko Haram, the Nigeria-based Islamist terror group, has pledged allegiance to ISIS, *according to an audio message purported to be from Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau.* *In the audio, which was posted online Saturday, the speaker says Boko Haram is announcing its "allegiance to the Caliph of the Muslims, Ibrahim ibn Awad ibn Ibrahim al-Husseini al-Qurashi," which is another name for ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.* *CNN has not been able to independently authenticate the message.* *WNU Editor:* The Islamic S...more »

Canadian Soldier Killed By Kurdish Friendly Fire Incident In Iraq. Three Other Soldiers Wounded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*CBC:* *Andrew Joseph Doiron, soldier from Moncton, N.B., killed in Iraq* *1st Canadian soldier killed in latest Iraq deployment was based at Garrison PetawawaA Canadian soldier based in Petawawa, Ont., was killed by Iraqi Kurdish forces who "mistakenly engaged" in combat in Iraq, according to the Department of National Defence.Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, based at Garrison Petawawa, was killed on Friday around 3:50 p.m. ET, according to a news release.Doiron is from Moncton, N.B., and graduated from a high school in the area in 200...more »

Musical Interlude: The Alan Parsons Project, “Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
The Alan Parsons Project, “Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3T6IsXyq68

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Colorful NGC 1579 resembles the better known Trifid Nebula, but lies much farther north in planet Earth's sky, in the heroic constellation Perseus. About 2,100 light-years away and 3 light-years across, NGC 1579 is, like the Trifid, a study in contrasting blue and red colors, with dark dust lanes prominent in the nebula's central regions. *Click image for larger size.* In both, dust reflects starlight to produce beautiful blue reflection nebulae. But unlike the Trifid, in NGC 1579 the reddish glow is not emission from clouds of glowing hydrogen gas excited by ultraviolet light from... more »

"The Whole Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues." - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"

“The Opposite Of Loneliness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
* “The Opposite Of Loneliness"* by joyin “The opposite of loneliness, it’s not togetherness. It is intimacy.” - Richard Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever" "When I read that line about intimacy in the book, it stood out for me. I’ve seen many couples who, despite being together all their lives, lack intimacy. I’ve heard about husbands and wives who barely speak to each other except to exchange tactical how-to’s throughout the day. Loneliness prevails in many households, and it’s not for lack of physical proximity between bodies. It’s for lack of intimate connections between hearts an... more »

"Nothing In The Room..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"We have bigger houses but smaller families: We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge but less judgement; more experts but more problems; more medicines, but less healthiness. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but we have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we have less communication. We have become long on quantity but short on quality. These are times of fast foods, but slow digestion; tall man, but short character; steep profits, but shallow relationship...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Munich, Bayern, Germany. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, "The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Imperfect Is Our Paradise"* by Chet Raymo "'The Anecdote of the Jar' by Wallace Stevens: "I placed a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill. The wilderness rose up to it, And sprawled around, no longer wild. The jar was round upon the ground And tall and of a port in air. It took dominion every where. The jar was gray and bare. It did not give of bird or bush, Like nothing else in Tennessee." It is reasonable to ask, why, in a cyberspace teeming with millions of blogs, I... more »

"The Recipe For Greatness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Recipe for greatness- To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close, to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be, that is what any man can do, and so be great." - Zane Grey

"Your True Family..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof." - Richard Bach, “Illusions”

"What We All Have In Common..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"The Earth is what we all have in common." - Wendell Berry

Again...Even MORE Proof That ISIS Is A Complete Fraud And Hoax: US And Israeli Military Advisors Caught Red Handed Aiding Islamic "Terrorist" In Iraq!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I was in my usual coffee shop earlier today, and I figured for a change I would sit down and read the so called local "newspaper" that was readily available for patrons to read.... I turned to the so called "editorial" page, and what I read was astounding... Two full stories from so called "newspaper analysts" that were again saying that something "has to be done" about the "threat" of this fraud "ISIS" to Canada.... I was appalled and honestly could not believe such bullshit and drivel coming from these morons, or better.. Propaganda fools..... It shows the complete control that cr... more »

Urban Gadabout: Check out the Spring 2015 schedule of Justin Ferate and Wolfe Walkers

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*This time Justin's hardy Tottenville explorers will get inside Conference House. (Click to enlarge, and download a pdf of the Wolfe Walkers Spring 2015 Brochure here.)* *by Ken* Just about every time I take a walking tour (or bus-and-walking tour or train-and-walking tour) with the amazing Justin Ferate, I have occasion to tell the story of the first tour I ever did with Justin, back when he still occasionally did tours for the Municipal Art Society. It was a pretty much all-day affair to Tottenville, at the southern edge of Staten Island, and it was, well, amazing. As I always s... more »

Islamic State Is Destroying Another Ancient Archaeological Site In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *BBC:* *Islamic state 'demolish' ancient Hatra site in Iraq* *Islamic State militants have destroyed ruins at the ancient city of Hatra, Iraqi officials say.A tourism and antiquities ministry official said the extent of the damage at the Unesco world heritage site was unclear, but he had received reports that it had been demolished.Hatra was founded in the days of the Parthian Empire over 2,000 years ago.* *More News On The Islamic State Destroying Another Ancient Archaeological Site In Iraq* Iraq says Islamic State militants raze a... more »

More Atrocities Form The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Barbarity: Eight men were found hanging from their feet in the Iraqi city of Hawija in the militants' latest public display of death *Daily Mail*: *Welcome to Hell: ISIS hang bodies of 'soldiers' from entrance to the city where Syrian troops were paraded through streets in cages * ** WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT* ** The gruesome scene believed to be from the northern-Iraqi city of Hawija* ** One man pictured next to the bodies appears to be notorious ISIS fighter* ** Abu al-Rahman has been seen alongside the heads of decapitated Syrians* ** Caged Syrian soldiers were mercilessly paraded th... more »

A Grim Assessment On The Iraqi Army's Ability To Defeat The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Members of Iraqi security forces and Shiite militia fighters make their way from Samarra to the outskirts of Tikrit, north of Baghdad, on February 28. Stringer/Reuters *Jonathan Broder, Newsweek*: *A Bloody Disaster: The Iraqi Army’s Fight Against ISIS * *Take it from a man who knows: The Iraqi army’s first big attempt to roll back the Islamic State is going to be a violent mess.* *Several months after thousands of American advisers showed up for training sessions, Iraqi troops still aren't ready for combat. Iranian-backed Shiite militias will do most of the fighting against the ... more »

Top U.S. General: Iraqi Forces Will Retake Tikrit From The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey earlier this month. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) *VOA:* *Iraqi Forces Will Prevail in Tikrit, US Joint Chiefs Chairman Says * *The top U.S. military officer says Iraqi forces will take back the city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants, but only because of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.* *General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on his way to Baghdad that the number of Iraqi forces fighting the extremists was overwhelming. But he said he didn't think the Iraqis could have made progress in Tikrit had the militants not been slow... more »

we dio not need more more trroubles

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 3 hours ago
I heard a sound that took me to an idea in which all citizens should believe why we got troubles said the Irish ahd they got peace Dael with the angp0po Saxon's p[erpos stpo a goodwmw sp is,auyge\\tsu098\thjg t s i not Ghent

The Weekend to Make Charters Good

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
After Weingarten and Ravitch came out for the numb-nutted and mindless charter improvement plan as a way to clear the path for Hillary's (DFER) education policy announcements, then came EduShyster with a sweet interview with Philly's KIPP CEO, followed shortly thereafter with a vexing post by Peter Greene about what KIPP schools just might believe?! Stay tuned, Peter--my book will let former teachers tell what KIPP believes. Then tonight was this Ravitch ad without comment on the upcoming meeting on charter school investing (all "non-profit") with some of the whales of CorpEd phila... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
But of course, business as usual...

"The One Chart That Negates EVERY Fed Speech or FOMC Minutes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The One Chart That Negates EVERY Fed Speech or FOMC Minutes"* by Phoenix Capital Research "By basing the whole “recovery” argument on fraudulent data, the Fed and Federal Government have backed themselves into a corner. After all, anyone with a functioning brain knows that the unemployment data, and, GDP growth data are massaged at best and totally bogus at worst. The Fed printed $4 trillion and the US Government spent another $11+ trillion over the last six years. And we've still got the weakest recovery in 80+ years, assuming it's a recovery. At all. All this does is confirm one... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/6/15"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/6/15"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Clearly, the biggest story of the week was the speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave to a joint session of Congress. Netanyahu’s speech can be summed up with this Associated Press headline that reads “Israeli leader: Nuclear pact a bad deal.” Now I know why President Obama did not want him to talk to Congress. Netanyahu had one standing ovation after another from both sides of the aisle. Sure, about 50 Democrats did not show up and even criticized the Prime Minister after the speech, but that really mad... more »

Huey Sykes and the News

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
As ever, veteran BBC reporter Hugh Sykes - the voice of the BBC - gives the BBC's game away on Twitter. See if you can see where he's coming from tonight: First, this re-tweet: Tens of thousands attend anti-Netanyahu rally in Tel Aviv http://t.co/5AB2Cn68vS — The WorldPost (@TheWorldPost) March 7, 2015 Then his own tweets: Keynote speaker at #Telaviv anti-#Netanyahu really is former #Mossad chief. #Israel http://t.co/zkno2e12Ge — HughSykes (@HughSykes) March 7, 2015 #Israel - #Arab and #Jewish women protest together against #occupation. http://t.co/9NXOLTvIjS via @972mag — Hug... more »

History of Cannabis and the Truth Behind Its Prohibition

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Film -* This feature film about cannabis, *True History of Marijuana*, discusses the incredible number of uses for this amazing plant. The post History of Cannabis and the Truth Behind Its Prohibition appeared first on Waking Times.

EVERY LEVRAL IS AT LEAST 6000 YEARS OLD

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
The world is a giant video game and we are all unfortunate players and when the end comes we will be pursaed to make war on on felllow\\\mn to keep whAT we leap local There is a boatload of smart people in the world and sooner or later they work for the man The man knows that civilization right nowis unstustnalble but the questin for the powers that be is how to deal with this maultho iaqn equation No matter who is wrong or right its going to be soon a great scarifice you see y9u know the pelada tides that flow Somepme will tAKE COtro; a;;l and extr,oomte Those that survie w8ill be trut... more »

Peas in our time

risa bear at A Way to Live - 5 hours ago
We're in a persistent dry holding pattern with thirty degree swings. A bit of rime on the gates in the morning, a little hot (considering it's March) in the afternoons. A little bit of chill in the house calls for a fire, which will be allowed to go out after the day gets rolling. I want to get the peas in now, as the heat trend is worrisome, which means setting them out in full sun. I'll work in the cool part of the morning. I'm getting used to the narrower paths and learning to face down the path, working by my side, instead of across the path, working directly in front of me,... more »

No Future thats what we got

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
I say to you citizens can you outsmart the Chinesw we will be serfs and for sure there will be enuchs just to remind the wage slaves there is SOMETHING WORSE

Is There Any Way For Americans To Really Know Which Way China Is Headed?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Today, when the *Wall Street Journal* speculated about an impending breaking point, crackup and endgame for Communist Party rule in China, it went beyond mere geopolitical propaganda. The author of the report, David Shambaugh, former editor of the *ChinaQuarterly*, is a Brookings Institution China expert, an author of books (about China) and a professor of international affairs at George Washington University. "Contemptuous" is a better description of how he feels about Chinese democracy than "skeptical." He asserts that this week's National People’s Congress is a staged event en... more »

Afghanistan Before US Happened

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Photo: The evil men who destroyed Iraq and Afghanistan through support for terrorism, publication of extremist literature to indoctrinate children, illegal sanctions, and barbaric invasions. The covert support for Islamic terrorism by the White House has been continuous and documented, dating from **Carter's support for the Taliban and the Ayatollahs in 1979 to Obama's support for ISIL in 2015.*

We Live in a world of hurt

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
If we can fight off the lions we still got to contend with the wind and snow or be head of that earthquakes and volcano's so no one no where who knows nobody who is so rich that GOD only cares should be complacent or not Thinkaboot 21st century living it can be the bomb we just got to co operate and refuse to operate in the 20th century paradigm Its abundantly clear we are on a life raft of life and its global so do not expect any rescue from anywhere especially the skygod Will the goat herder have more value than the insurance adjuster defiantly Masters of the universe will disappear ... more »

What?!?!- A Member of US-led anti-Isis coalition killed in Kurdish friendly fire incident

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
A Kurdish flag flies next to peshmerga fighters on the outskirts of Mosul in January.* Kurdish fighters were involved in a friendly fire incident with US-led coalition forces on Friday**Guardian* What happened here? Were the Kurds in their ISIS role at the time of the shooting? Did these 4 get into some kind of gun fight with one another? Can any readers make sense of this incident? The *The news sure lacks detail.* *One member of the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State (Isis) militants in Syria and Iraq was killed and three were wounded in a friendly fire incident with Kurdis... more »

Iran-backed advance in southern Syria rattles Israel- Interesting.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*CSM* The Golan Heights, one of Israel’s quietest frontiers, is showing signs of becoming an active front that could soon bring the forces of arch-enemies Iran and Israel into direct contact for the first time. *For nearly a month*, Lebanon’s militant *Hezbollah* organization *and other Shiite forces under Iranian command have been inching their way across a belt of southern Syria in a bid to drive out rebel forces fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an important Iranian ally.* *If the offensive is successful, it could leave (Syria)Iranian forces and their Shii... more »

Electro Violet - Still in Love (UK Eurovision Entry 2015)

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
It's here. What do you think? Well ... it's alright. It's certainly different fare to the usual UK Eurovision entry. Electroswing is definitely *not* my thing (this is), but it has just enough cheesy quirkiness to go down well with the Eurovision audience. And the scatting in the middle reminds one of the late and much-missed Scatman John, which will endear our entry to come corners of Europe. The fly in the ointment is, unfortunately, the appalling lyrics. Have a listen. Alex is acting the part of the controlling boyfriend who's laying the law down to Bianca about how she should... more »

The Crop Yields Found in Vertical Farming Will Blow Your Mind

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Joshua Krause* - After running a successful Kickstarter campaign, and receiving a grant from the state, a new vertical farm is under construction. The post The Crop Yields Found in Vertical Farming Will Blow Your Mind appeared first on Waking Times.

Universal Sell outs

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Of all that is not new is music. There is no protest song in the modern chours no one proping the Shades of Grey in the Abu Grub horror show. Where is the hurricane anthem to supout Edward Snow? The list of endless instperation for protest songs is way to long to enumrate let alone curate So why are we all Talylor Swift just dissapionted that men can stand me as I walk on 8 inches of porcelien Our mates from the last war have just sold out I am sure they were persuaded by our distuginting and why fight it when the man gives money and the humankind does not even know they are the show

Thinkingaboot CHockey and the teams of destiny

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
You may have noticed I have been watching Vikings because when it comes to the Stanley Cup playoffs there is way more fate than Jesus Christ. Our Gods are real and on the ice I do not pray for salvation just that Carey does not suffer whiplash or worse from all the hits Its so easy to place a magical label on any winning team a place of legends well fueled and fully stocked but is any of this mythology close to real? Players in the Zone a superior game plan I doubt all these things it just comes down to mano a mano in every way its war and you better wear your depends on the ice beca... more »

Bishop Richard Williamson

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
Bishop Richard Williamson - A True Priest..? from Spike EP on Vimeo. "Williamson supports conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of President Kennedy, and the World Trade Center controlled demolition conspiracy theory, denying that the latter were terrorist attacks but were instead staged by the U.S. government. He has also said that the 7 July 2005 London bombings were an "inside job" and propagated rumours about the likelihood of a nuclear attack on the London Olympics in 2012. "I believe that the historical evidence is strongly against, is hugely against six million Je... more »

The Inevitability of Peaceful Revolution

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Lance Schuttler* - Since the Occupy Wall Street protests in late 2011, the world has seen continued cries for justice, peace and equality. The post The Inevitability of Peaceful Revolution appeared first on Waking Times.

Jonathan Sacerdoti vs. The World (According to the BBC)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Bloggers should always watch the programmes they berate. Mea culpa, therefore. Having watched the first few minutes of today's *Dateline,* I saw red - or, more specifically, saw Palestinian extremist Abdel Bari Atwan - and switched off, hurrying instead to 'Is the BBC biased?' to do some further research on the programme's guest selection and point out its mad (and maddening) bias (see previous post) towards ol' Bari. Sue, however, encouraged me to watch the whole thing though - and quite right too, because I missed a lot... I'd failed to hang around long enough to hear flame-thr... more »

John Trudell, Sihasin, more 'Native American Showcase' Austin, March 21, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
For interviews with Sihasin's Jeneda and Clayson Benally, Dineh. Berta Benally said, "If anyone needs any press or interviews please contact me at tacoho@blackfire.net and we can rock n roll."

Jim Pepper Tribute Concert San Francisco March 22, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
A Tribute to Jim Pepper (1944-92) the great sax player in San Francisco.  Concert by Brava Theater, Dr. Loco, and AIM-WEST! Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mohawk Nation News 'Harper De Sade'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
HARPER DE SADE Posted on March 6, 2015 Mohawk Nation News  Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 6 Mar. 2015. Prime Minister Harper is having a Sado-Masochistic relationship with the Canadian people. What happens when Harper’s Nazi plans fail? We Ongwe’hon:weh will redress the genocide, theft and desecration of our lands? In 1940 a British-French-Polish declaration was issued to

Mohawk Nation News 'Costa Can'Cordia'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
COSTA CAN’CORDIA Posted on March 7, 2015  Mohawk Nation News Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 7 Mar. 2015. Captain Joseph Brant of the British army tried to pull his people, the Mohawks, out of the canoe into the ship to shred the Two Row Wampum/Teiohateh. He was trying to remove one line on the belt representing the Ongwe’hon:weh. The good ship “Harper’pop”. Prime Minister

GOGAMA: Another Oil Train Catches Fire in Ontario

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Another Oil Train Derails and Catches Fire in OntarioFourth Oil Train Accident in Three Weeks Shows Need for Immediate Moratorium By Center for Biological Diversity Censored News GOGAMA, Ontario — An oil train derailed and caught fire early this morning in Ontario near the town of Gogama, the second such incident in Ontario in three weeks, and the fourth oil train wreck in North America in the

Canada in Iraq for the long haul, OH PLEASE

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
There is so much wrong with anoucment it would make a sea dog barf. Have we learned nothing from Afgainisian Canada had no business poking around in the dark places that killed empires On this day I could name 167 nations worse than Iraq and more in need of our help who Btw are not active in the work of killing us We blew 20 Billion in Afghanistan and likely twice that when the final bill comes due and for what there will be no Afgan vets memorial on capital hill because it was a total clusterfuck from end to end and we will see the Taliban covered in Maple Syrup So now into an even mo... more »

March 7: Yes. It can get worse.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
On this day, the blazing headline on page 1, more important than anything else that is happening in the world, is the big news that hunting and fishing licences will soon be available online. I couldn't wait to read it. Also font page news is "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada expected to empower girls." Sure. In fact, women have been playing sports for a century -and they were men's sports because before that all sports were for men. If that empowered girls, it was very, very slow in doing it. The first Canadian woman to write a sports column was Myrtle Cook almost a hundred years ago. ... more »

The Reengineering of Life – and How to Prevent It

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - To prevent the re-engineering and retarding of life we must collapse that which supports its insanity. The post The Reengineering of Life – and How to Prevent It appeared first on Waking Times.

E. J. Dionne Jr. on "The wound Netanyahu left"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Bibi is greeted by members of Congress before his speech Tuesday. "It was disconcerting," E.J. says, "to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of the United States' closest allies, trashed an American president's foreign policy."* *"It fell to Isaac Herzog, Benjamin Netanyahu's leading opponent in Israel’s March 17 election, to make the essential point: that Tuesday's speech was 'a very harsh wound to Israel-U.S. relations' and 'will only widen the rift with Israel's greatest ally and strategic partner.' "* *-- E. J. Dionne Jr., in his* Washingt... more »

Russian Intelligence Service: 2 Suspects Detained In The Murder Case Of Russian Politician Boris Nemtsov

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*: *Russian authorities arrest 2 in killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov* *(CNN)Russian authorities arrested two men Saturday in the killing of a leading opposition figure, Russian state media reported.* *Boris Nemtsov, one of President Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics, was shot in the back on a Moscow bridge as he walked with his girlfriend near the Kremlin in late February.* *Surveillance video showed someone darting from the sidewalk and into a nearby car right after Nemtsov * *More News On Reports That 2 Suspects Have Been Detained In The Murder Of Politic... more »

Redacted = Occupation/Tyranny

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Breaking News: March 7, 2015 Four men* from the Caucasus have been arrested in the assassination of Boris Nemtsov. Right about now, I think there are some urgent visits to the john going on in the US Embassy of John Tefft. *X-Ray of a Tumour* Suppose you went to a doctor to disclose serious symptoms...s/he did a complete work up on you *but then refused to give or tell you the most important findings? *This is what happened to American citizens after 9/11. After *September 11, 2001*, as is customary, a Government Commission was appointed to analyse the symptoms of catastrophic... more »

TweetOff

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Radio 4's *The Film Programme *looked into the history of Ennio Morricone's music for the final shootout in Sergio Leone's *A Fistful of Dollars - *music that defied the bullfighter-music-like expectations of Leone and which drew on a pre-existing lullaby of Morricone's to create music so haunting that, when it reached its height, it could truly stir the heart - music of tenderness turned into operatic spaghetti western magnificence. Actually, I'd say that the final shootout of *For a Few Dollars More *shows that even more clearly. If there's a better use of music in a film I've y... more »

Jews "disproportionally represented" amongst world's wealthiest

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 11 hours ago
Earlier this week, *Forbes released its annual list of the world's billionaires*, which now includes 1,826 people - a record. According to a recent article published by *The Jewish Daily Forward* highlighting the Forbes list, *"Jews are disproportionately represented on the roster of the world’s wealthiest, with 10 Jews among the top 50."* On Monday Forbes released its 29th annual list of every billionaire on the planet, and it features a record 1,826 people, or 181 more than last year. *As in previous years, Jews are disproportionately represented on the roster of the world’s wealt... more »

Japan Reforming Its Intelligence Agencies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Reuters / Toru Hanai *Reuters*: *Japan eyes MI6-style spy agency as it seeks to shed pacifist past* *(Reuters) - Japan is looking into creating an overseas intelligence agency possibly modeled on Britain's MI6 spy service, ruling party lawmakers say, 70 years after Allied victors dismantled Japan's fearsome military intelligence apparatus following World War Two.* *A new foreign intelligence agency would be an integral part of a security framework Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is building as he seeks to loosen the post-war pacifist constitution's limits on the military's ability to ... more »

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DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago

The Salvation Army Anti-VAW Ad

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 11 hours ago
OK, everybody has seen this, right? All over the Internet, feminists (some self-identified, others I'm assuming) are bitching about it. The ad comes from South Africa. Why is the woman white? The woman is white. Other groups also experience VAW. The blood and bruises are fake. (I don't know what this is meant to criticize. The photographer should have engaged in a little cinéma vérité and beaten the model up? The DRESS should have been taken to an emergency ward and shopped around until someone agreed to pose in it?) VAW is not just physical. Why doesn't this photo expose other fo... more »

Follw the Shrinking Glaciers

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 11 hours ago
I'd say a pretty inarguable proof of global warming.

Dumping of Highly Contaminated Water at Fukushima Daiichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
TEPCO is also facing severe problems filtering and storing the contaminated water it does pump out from the ground and ruined buildings. In May of 2013 The Asahi Shimbun reported the TEPCO was going to begin dumping groundwater at the Daiichi site because its storage capacities for contaminated water were nearly exhausted. There was considerable resistance from local fisherman because TEPCO lacked the capacity to remove Strontium-90 from captured water. At that time, TEPCO reported that filtered water measured 710 million Becquerels per liter while unfiltered water was reported...more »

Fukushima Syndrome

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Good Read! The Fukushima Syndrome – Diagnosing Nuclear Madness http://www.planetarianperspectives.net/?p=1925

Unusual Incidents of Polio-Like Symptoms from Enterovirus

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Dennis, Brady (2015, March 2) Mystery paralysis in children is perplexing parents — and researchers. The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/mystery-paralysis-in-children-is-perplexing-parents--and-researchers/2015/03/02/20e1113a-b69d-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1 [excerpted] BALTIMORE — For most of the children who fell ill last year during an outbreak of enterovirus, the symptoms were relatively mild — fever, runny nose, coughing and sneezing… [However] …More than 100 kids suffered an unexplained, polio-like para... more »

CIA Is Being Overhauled

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia, August 14, 2008. Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing *New York Times:* *C.I.A. to Be Overhauled to Fight Modern Threats* *LANGLEY, Va. — John O. Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is planning to reassign thousands of undercover spies and intelligence analysts into new departments as part of a restructuring of the 67-year-old agency, a move he said would make it more successful against modern threats and crises.* *Drawing from disparate sources — from the Pentagon to corporate America — Mr. Brennan’s plan... more »

Did The White House Poltiicized And Choose To Ignore The Documents Seized In The Osama Bin Laden Raid?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *Stephen F. Hayes And Thomas Joscelyn, Wall Street Journal:* *How America Was Misled on al Qaeda’s Demise* *The White House portrait of a crumbling terror group is contradicted by documents seized in the bin Laden raid* *In the early-morning hours of May 2, 2011, a small team of American military and intelligence professionals landed inside the high white walls of a mysterious compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The team’s mission, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, had two primary objectives: capture or kill Osama bin Laden and gather as... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
I was mentioned in “Pentagon Struggles To Downplay Disclosure Of ISIS War Plan” by Akbar Shahid Ahmed and Ali Watkins in the Huffington Post, and also in Vox for UNAMI videos on Yazidi women captured and tortured by the Islamic State. My article on IS mass graves in Iraq was picked up by MENA Source.

Dateline Bari

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
For those wondering how *Dateline London*'s bizarre obsession with Abdel Bari Atwan is going, well, he was on again today - for the fourth time this year (one more than Steve Richards of *The Independent*). His commanding lead as the programme's most-invited guest is still growing. The top of the *Dateline* leader board when we last looked at it (in August 2014) was as follows: Atwan, Abdel Bari 45 Goldfarb, Michael 34 Kielinger, Thomas 34 Now it looks like this: Atwan, Abdel Bari 53 Goldfarb, Michael 40 Kielinger, Thomas 38 For any passing Martians who may be unaware of *Dateli... more »

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the 'Question Time' Studio

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
First came James Delingpole, writing in 2013: I talked about this afterwards to the lady who vets the audiences [*on 'Question Time'*]. It's an urban myth that before each show the BBC sends a coach to pick their audience up from the Socialist Worker's Party Social Club, Hizb ut Tahrir and the EU Commission. In fact – and I totally believe this – they are rigorously screened and pre-selected to reflect the political spectrum. Then came Nigel Farage, in 2014: I am one of the few people who can’t really complain about the editorial policy of Question Time having been on it 26 tim... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*Refinery Accident Visualizer ~LA Bucket Brigade* *Oh Boy! Two more monkeys test positive for bacterium from Tulane lab; local officials cite lack of information ~Faimon A. Roberts III * *New Orleans starts process to auction 1,800 tax-delinquent properties; see the list in interactive map ~N.O. Advocate * *‘Monster Pumps’ Will Protect New Orleans from Flooding ~Aaron Hand, Automation World * *N.O. lawyer transforms Whitney Plantation into powerful slavery museum ~Mimi Read *

Regarding "Bathroom Bills"

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 13 hours ago
In a full-court press, 6 states in the US are currently considering legislation to overturn existing rights of Trans and Intersex people to use public restrooms. These legislative efforts are co-ordinated and well-funded. Organised. Here are the facts.

Who Will You Help?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 13 hours ago
I'm not a big fan of Kathleen Wynne, nor of the sacred shibboleth that WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN POLITICS. (Think Margaret Thatcher for a quick antidote to that.) But this impressed me. Sexual violence and harassment are "rooted in misogyny," Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday as she unveiled a plan she said was aimed at changing behaviours and challenging social norms. The "It's Never Okay" plan includes new legislation and a public awareness campaign centred around an ad depicting assaults and harassment the premier described as uncomfortable to watch, but much harder to exp... more »

Will House Democrats Help Boehner Keep His Speakership?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
We often complain about a coterie of right-wing Democrats who consistently bolster the anti-family Republican agenda by backing Boehner on crucial votes-- not someone who does it once in a while because of his or her district's special circumstances but the New Dems and Blue Dogs who generally agree with Boehner's world view. As we pointed out Thursday in our *House of Cards* analysis, New Dems believe that the strengths of the United States come from technology, capital markets, and the military. They believe that the U.S. projects power and stability by promoting our multination... more »

Black People Don't Trust the Police

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
The Justice Department’s Ferguson police report has been a lightning bolt of controversy and has exposed the systematic and violent use of police power against African Americans in the city. Some have also used it to draw parallels between current events and racial tensions from 50 years ago. RT’s Ben Swann talks with civil rights activist and author Perry Redd about the current state of race relations and their history.

Watch the linked video and read the linked article. All Americans have to learn these things, but they won't find them from the despicable mainstream media, which repeat the goverment's lies as though they were the truth.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 14 hours ago
------------------------------ *Putin has been very patient with the deaf, dumb, and blind West * ------------------------------ March 6, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Putin has been very patient with the deaf, dumb, and blind West As I often emphasize Washington warmongers are driving us to war with Russia, which means also with China. Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed this out at the security conference in Munich in 2007. He put Washington and Washington’s European vassal states ... more »

WIN for Patient Rights!

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 14 hours ago
In Ontario -- finally -- patient rights will trump physicians' panty-sniffing and finger-wagging. Doctors who refuse to prescribe birth control or other medical services because of their personal values could face possible disciplinary actions, Canada’s largest medical regulator says. Moral or religious convictions of a doctor cannot impede a patient’s access to care, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario said Friday in a 21-3 [!] vote supporting an updated Professional and Human Rights policy. To its credit, the College held a public consultation that we encouraged peo... more »

Scootering the 投54 in Nantou

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
Off to Nantou on a scooter today, since I am too injured to ride (O the pain of watching other riders out on lovely lovely bikes!). Many thanks to Drew for guiding me, and to Daniel Kianka for suggesting the road. Click on READ MORE to see more... Our ride began with us heading out to Baguashan in Changhua to avoid the ugly 3 down to Jhushan. Here a woman gives her bird a ride. An augury of a day spent riding in the tea farms of Nantou, we passed these low altitude tea farms on the 139B on Baguashan. We took the 彰36/38 and 彰34 off the mountain. Some enjoyable rural riding. In Jhus... more »

Harvard Pre-Collegiate Economics Challenge

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
If you teach high school economics, you will most definitely want to click here to learn about a great opportunity for your students.

In The Tyee - my piece on why journalists shouldn't be friends with the people they cover

paul at Paying attention - 15 hours ago
Journalists: Never Befriend a Source Columnist's athlete admission shows favourable coverage -- not good reporting. By Paul Willcocks, Today, TheTyee.ca [image: Share article via email] [image: Print this article] [image: Reporter] A too-cozy relationship between a journalist and source hurts coverage.Flickr photo: by Mr.TinDC [image: Related] - Journalism's 'Ethical Vertigo' In the era of renegade bloggers and newsroom scandals, a UBC prof writes the book on reviving press ethics. - How Journalists Invented Ethics And why they still struggle to get it right. - How... more »

Not A Very Bright Man

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://montrealgazette.com/ Zunera Ishag hails from Pakistan. Gerald Caplan writes: She came to Canada in 2008, passed her citizenship test five years later with flying colours, and is now ready to take the oath of citizenship. She’s been “imagining [this moment] for so long” because she’s anxious to be a full and active member of Canadian society. She and her husband chose Canada over other countries, she says, because “It is especially important to me to live in a country of religious freedoms since I am a devout Muslim.” But Ms.... more »

Saturday Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Stopping for a chat in Hualien* A few links to keep you busy today... - *IMPORTANT*: David Shambaugh, longtime China observer, came out this week with an important article in the WSJ arguing that the CCP is on its way out: The Coming Chinese Crack Up. Massively tweeted around and commented on... - Some are saying that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je gaffed by saying that Taiwan "imported" 300K foreign brides. This number is too low, not too high. There are over 300K Chinese brides alone. - Ben Goren reviews the new edited volume *Political Changes in Taiwan under... more »

Pro-Vaccine Propaganda Setting Stage For Ugly End-Game Scenario

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Bernie Suarez Government propaganda is now reaching surreal levels. Anyone awakened to the plans of the globalist new world order understands the context of the accelerated multi-phased propaganda. However, the masses still watching and believing mainstream media news still seem clueless to what is really happening both domestically and abroad. Or are they? Despite the disparity of the awareness, many of us get the sense that at least some are becoming less clueless with every day that goes by. Perhaps this is wishful thinking or optimism but I get the feeling this might be the c... more »

Stop Chemtrail Spraying Petition to White House Needs Signatures

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Dees Illustration Catherine J. Frompovich *There’s a petition regarding overhead aerosol spraying*, similar to a petition about forced/mandatory vaccinations that needed 100,000 signatures. That petition, “PROHIBIT ANY LAWS MANDATING THE FORCE AND REQUIREMENT OF VACCINATIONS OF ANY KIND” apparently was ‘stopped’ for three days, but, eventually, after activists brought that ‘malfunction’ to the public’s attention, gathered 126,877signatures on the White House petition website, “We the People,” by the time I was writing this article the evening of March 6, the petition’s closing d... more »

The Debate over the Health & Safety of GMOs Is Not Over!

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Catherine J. Frompovich *DEADLINE MARCH 12: Tell BIO’s Dr. Cathleen Enright How You Feel about Being Forced to Eat GMO ‘Food’ * *The information below is copied and pasted from OCA’s TAKE ACTION Petition* When Organic Consumers Association was invited to be on a panel Cathleen Enright, executive vice president food & agriculture, for the Biotech Industry Organization (BIO), at the “Southbites: Feed Your Mind” session during Austin’s South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, we jumped at the chance. But after we’d accepted the invitation, an organizer at SXSW told us that Enright had... more »

While Clinton Hid Emails, $6 Billion Went Missing in Her State Dept.

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Aaron Dykes The political world is swarming over revelations that Hillary Clinton hid her emails during her time as Secretary of State. She apparently went so far in shielding her official correspondence from public scrutiny that her team set up the private domain @clintonemail.com, used cover names for family members and reportedly ran a server for the mail client out of her home. Hillary publicly tweeted to dispel concerns about secrecy, dubiously claiming *‘I want the public to see my email.’* But serious concerns have been raised about her trail of secrecy, and the potential ... more »

The ''Cataclysmic Conflict'' Yet to Come - And What We Can Do To Stop It

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Tony Cartalucci 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 all of humanity can be seen in its full, horrific form.... more »

Medical Fascists Declare Ownership Over Your Body

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
By David Icke David Icke explains how the foundation of liberty, self-ownership, is under direct assault in the United States by a system of medical fascism. If we can't choose what we put into our own bodies, we are the opposite of free. Visit DavidIcke.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

The Global Fight Against Internet Censorship

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
By James Corbett From Japan to Canada to the US, there is a worldwide legislative battle taking place to clamp down on the internet and stifle alternative journalism. James talks to Dan Dicks and Luke Rudkowski in Acapulco, Mexico about these threats and how to fight back against them. Visit CorbettReport.com Visit PressForTruth.ca Visit WeAreChange.org *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Western Medicine Under Fire: The Death of Informed Consent

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Dees Illustration Jefferey Jaxen A monumental ethical issue is hovering over the entire medical establishment in the United States that threatens its integrity and trust. The human element is being removed from the equation,replaced by computers to give us our options, and legislation to remove our choice. Somewhere in the shuffle, the individual’s informed consent was broken down, lost in the paperwork, and made irrelevant. Informed consent is the process by which the treating health care provider discloses appropriate information to their patient so that the patient may make... more »

General relativity: the comic

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
We are living through the year 2015 right now, and as you may know, 2015-100=1915. Exactly a century ago, Albert Einstein was completing his general theory of relativity. *Albert Einstein in Berlin, 1915* If you want a little bit more accurate timing, it was November 1915 when Einstein gave a PowerPoint-free presentation in front of the most important academy of sciences in the world – and the U.S. readers kindly forgive me that it wasn't the U.S. National Academy of Sciences but the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. He began to write systematic papers in 1916 which is why ... more »

Cyclist Takes a Death-defying Ride along a Mountain Ridge

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video - *"The Ridge" is a brand new short film from Danny Macaskill, a Scottish trials cyclist, during which he performs a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline in his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The post Cyclist Takes a Death-defying Ride along a Mountain Ridge appeared first on Waking Times.

Officer in New York Racks Shotgun to Intimidate Police Protesters

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Mac Slavo As the post-Ferguson world continues forward dividing people against the police, escalations are occurring on all sides. In an incident recorded from February 27, a Port Authority officer in New York was caught on camera chambering a round in a shotgun to intimidate a group of protesters attempting to block off an intersecting during a demonstration against police abuse. A dozen or two protesters were on scene peaceably carrying signs and banners, one with the meme “Black Lives Matter,” while singing at a street intersection, before the officer approaches with weapon in... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Forget your homework, get back on the PlayStation! Children addicted to games consoles do BETTER at school* *I wonder what the opinionated Baroness Greenfield will think of this? It contradicts her rather decisively. My son has been a computer games freak since he was 2 and he is convinced that games do promote useful decision-making skills. He now has a science degree with first class honours in mathematics so the games certainly did him no harm* Children who spend a lot of time playing video games do better at school, an international study has suggested. The Paris-bas... more »

Rik Mayall would have been 58 today - What a loss!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
Rik Mayall would have been 58 today, he is much missed. Theatre...

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Media stunt "Exposes Climate Deniers" (?)* *We will have to wait and see how vicious the VICE production (mentioned below) is but I append after the article some comments on the matter from Jim Lakely, Director of Communications at The Heartland Institute* The third season of the Emmy-winning news series VICE debuts today at 11 p.m. on HBO. The first episode covers the pressing issue of sea level rise. VICE Media founder Shane Smith travels to the bottom of the world to investigate the instability of the West Antarctic ice sheet and see how the continent is melting. Then, the VI... more »

One rule for one, one rule for another

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Except for the *Guardian,* the remarkable under-reporting of the phone hacking scandal at Mirror Group Newspapers is really striking - especially in comparison to the massive coverage of the News of the World scandal. And it's not just the media. Even Roy Greenslade at the *Guardian *seems taken aback at the Labour Party's behaviour: The current Labour leadership, and all those Labour MPs who kicked up about the News of the World’s misbehaviour, should have issued statements and spoken out loudly in public about similar activities having occurred at the Daily and Sunday Mirror an... more »

The BBC's coverage of Mohammed Emwazi

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Samira Ahmed's *Newswatch *discussed the BBC's coverage of the unmasking of Mohammed Emwazi. Three specific aspects of the BBC's reporting have prompted complaints: (1) the continued use of the nickname 'Jihadi John' days after Enwazi's real name was made known, (2) the BBC's habit of claiming 'exclusive' developments on such a harrowing story, and (3) the BBC's reliance on testimony and information from dubious sources, including Islamic State defectors and CAGE. The main complaint, however, was that that the weight of coverage serves to help Islamic State in getting its prop... more »

US War on ISIS a Trojan Horse

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
In America's coming war, don't be surprised if everything in Syria is destroyed *except* ISIS. *March 7, 2015* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) In August of 2013, even as the words came out of US President Barack Obama's mouth regarding an "impending" US military strike against the Syrian state, the impotence of American foreign policy loomed over him and those who wrote his speech for him like an insurmountable wall. So absurd was America's attempt to once again use the canard of "weapons of mass destruction" to justify yet another military intervention, that many believed America's proxy w... more »

Bill Whittle: The Leader of the Free World...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 19 hours ago
*powerful.*

Lobbyists 'delaying Apache contract'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: AH-64E Apache]A £1bn British army contract to replace its Apache attack helicopters is being held up due to lobbying by the firm AgustaWestland, Whitehall insiders have said. The delays risk adding significantly to the cost of running the existing Apache fleet, and of acquiring new aircraft direct from Boeing in the US at a cheaper price. The dilemma of giving work to a British firm or buying a much cheaper option is much like the one that occurred back in 1995 when the current generation of attack helicopters was bought. Read more

Pakistan to offer JF-17 fighters to Bulgaria

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: JF-17 Thunder]Bulgaria is to be offered the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/ Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft, according to national media reports. The single-seat, single-engine fighter is to be offered by Pakistan as an alternative to the several Western aircraft types that are all vying to be selected by Bulgaria as it looks to replace its ageing MiG-29 “Fulcrum’ and Sukhoi Su-25 ‘Frogfoot’ platforms, the novinite.com Sofia News Agency reported on 4 March. No details pertaining to costs or potential delivery timelines were revea... more »

Carrier Deployment First for E-2D, Last for SH-60F

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye]When the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt gets underway March 9 from Norfolk, Va., it will be carrying the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft for its first operational deployment and the SH-60F version of the Seahawk helicopter for its last. Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125), based at Naval Station Norfolk, is the Navy’s first operational E-2D squadron and will deploy with Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) on the carrier. Also deploying with CVW-1 in Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 11 (HS-11), the Navy’s last to be equi... more »

Satellite photos suggest China upgrading carrier launch systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: CATOBAR (Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery) launch and recovery of aircraft]A recently unveiled satellite photo showing China testing an aircraft carrier launch system has led experts to believe China has made a breakthrough in the design of its catapult system. China Central Television (CCTV) reported that the catapult being tested to help planes take off quickly is more efficient than the "ski-jump" ramp used to launch aircraft on China's first carrier, the Liaoning. The report said the catapult enables aircraft to be launched quickly, upgrading their combat... more »

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Live at The Royal Albert Hall”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
The Moody Blues, “Live at The Royal Albert Hall” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfUU8_8gCNE

Ukraine Situation ( March 7 , 2015 ) - Minsk Ceasefire still holding , updates relating to the conflict and precarious financial condition of Ukraine.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Links...... *Despite Ceasefire, Push for US to Arm Ukraine* *Britain Pushing Hard, But EU in No Hurry for New Russia Sanctions* *Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine* John Boehner, Top Democrats Demand Obama Arm Ukraine EU Chief Speaks Out Against Arms Supplies for Kiev EU Drops Sanctions on Yanukovich's Ukraine Security Chief Russia and Germany Say OSCE Must Double Ukraine Ceasefire Monitors Tweets....... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2m 2 minutes ago Germany Has Had Enough With US Neocons: Berlin "Stunned" At US Desire For War In Ukraine http://www.zerohedge.co... more »

MENA Report ( March 7 , 2015 ) ...... Iraq / Syria - Despite more than a thousand Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria , the reality is that the US is sidelined by Iran in Iraq and politically corned by Russia / Iran in Syria........ Following trajectory of Yemen and Libya , US influence on the wane in these countries - US foreign policy flubs leave the field wide open for exploitation ( Iran / GCC / Egypt / Al Qaeda or ISIS ) ...... Turkey stilll quirky - items of note .... A Blogger's observations on Tikrit and Mosul ..

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Links..... MENA ..... *Iran Gains as Shi'ites Seize Sunni Territory in Iraq* *Iraq Officials Cast Doubt on Early Offensive to Retake Mosul* *Why the US Is Sitting Out Iraq's Most Important Assault on ISIS* *Russia, US Talking Political Settlement in Syria* Grand Ayatollah Wants Sunnis Armed; 143 Killed in Iraq Iraqi Forces Recapture Western Town of Baghdadi 4 Nusra Front Leaders Said to Be Killed in Syria UN Council Threatens Action if Chlorine Used in Attacks in Syria Tajik Opposition Leader Kuvatov Shot Dead in Turkey Öcalan's Proposal Divides PKK Ex-Mossad Chief Says PM Mis... more »

Brazil may buy China's J-15: Kanwa

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: J-15 Flying Shark]China was probably trying to interest Brazil in its first first generation carrier-based fighter, the J-15, during the Zhuhai Air Show held in November last year, according to a March 6 report in Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine based in Canada. The model of the J-15 fighter displayed at the air show was equipped with a WS10A Taihang turbofan engine designed by Shenyang Liming Aircraft Engine Company. While China equips most of its fighters with Russian engines, the designer of the Taihang said that the engine will be reliable en... more »

Iran Navy Working on Idigenized Version of Phalanx CIWS: Commander

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Phalanx CIWS]Iran’s Navy commander unveiled plans for the manufacturing of a homegrown version of the Phalanx, a close-in weapon system (CIWS) on board military vessels for defense against anti-ship missiles. “The research work has now started on the Phalanx system to build its Iranian model,” Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told the Tasnim News Agency. “The Western type of the Phalanx system is the most advanced one, and the Islamic Republic of Iran will also move to produce that system definitely,” the commander noted. Read more

Russian Navy surface ships may have female crewmembers after 2018

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Women may be recruited by the Russian Navy and join surface ship crews within the next three years, after the construction of ships with amenities appropriate for female sailors, a source in the Navy Staff told Interfax-AVN on Friday. "Russian Navy surface ships may have female crewmembers after 2018. Hopefully, new ships with the relevant amenities will be built by then," he said. Yet the recruitment of women for submarine crews will not be even considered in the near future, the source said. Read more

Sevmash to build new multirole nuclear submarine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Yasen K-560 Severodvinsk submarine]Russia's Sevmash enterprise is expected to launch the construction of a next generation Project Yasen-M multirole nuclear submarine of on March 16, the plant's press service reported on Friday. "Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov has ordered that the submarine be named Arkhangelsk. This missile carrier will become the fifth Yasen Project multirole nuclear submarine, developed by St. Petersburg's Malakhit naval design bureau," it said. The project uses a lot of cutting-edge technological solutions, the press service said. Read more

Ohio Replacement SSBN[X] Ballistic Missile Submarine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Marlin class SSBN]The U.S. Navy operates three kinds of submarines—nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs), nuclear-powered cruise missile submarines (SSGNs), and nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). The SSNs and SSGNs are multi-mission ships that perform a variety ofpeacetime and wartime missions. They do not carry nuclear weapons. The Ohio replacement program (ORP) is a program to design and build a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace the Navy’s current force of 14 Ohio-class SSBNs. Read more

Who carries out anti-Semitic attacks in the UK?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Radio 4's *The Report *gave the impression that most anti-Semitic attacks in the UK are carried out by the far-right. Is this really the case though? The CST received a physical description of the perpetrator in 29% of case - 340 out of the 1,168 antisemitic incidents recorded during 2014. These break down as follows: White-North European - 44% South Asian - 37% Arab/North African - 10% Black - 8% White-South European - 1% It appears, therefore, that the far-right accounts for around 45% of all anti-Semitic incidents, while the remaining 55% of attacks appear to have different, *no... more »

Hyena Sighting? - Adirondack Park, NY

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a really interesting report over at Lon's blog. Whatever this creature is, it is been identified easily as an hyena. Better there is history related to such sightings, so it is not a recent escape either. I have shown you the African version. Obviously, it is: Not a dog Not a primate. Not a bear. Not a cat either. And it is also not a hyena either. This is our Giant sloth. The super strong rear legs do not conform to that of a hyena nor does the imbalance in leg length observed. ... more »

Star Buzzed Earth During Neanderthal Times

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Picture of Scholz's star and its brown dwarf companion (foreground) during its fly-by of the solar system 70,000 years ago] This is the first confirmed close encounter star actually detected. Since we have a cultural story that this all happened, it immediately makes one wonder if a cultural story successfully passed down through time to the present telling of just this star. Seventy thousand years seems to make this impossible. Thus there are likely more such objects and the real search is now on. At least we have one and it fits appropriate time frames... more »

Oil Rig Worker Saw MH370 Fire

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This report is actually useful although i think he did not see the crash so much as the initial events around this disaster. The plane had a fire ignite in the cargo space and this obviously broke through the fuselage and lit up the sky. At the same time the pilot took the plane up to 45,000 feet in an attempt to snuff the flames and then triggered the auto pilot to bring it down to 23,000 feet. Our worker over the horizon saw this action and the event then dropped below the horizon. This is easily interpreted as a crash in motion. What he did not see was the burning plane ... more »

5 Super Powers of Bamboo Charcoal You Need to Know

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: image] Working with lumber bamboo, you soon become a big fan. I personally grew a patch from a small root bunch provided by a friend and soon learned to respect it. It is certain to become part of the tool kit of every farming community worldwide. Once established, you must fend of rodents who like the young shoots but that is merely a case of using chicken wire and its like.After it has added a couple of feet there is no real cause to worry. It can be used for feed, construction, charcoal making and everything in between. Better yet, one can quickly cut masses of it do... more »

Finance Landscape ( March 7 , 2015 ) - Currency Watch And Round Up ( Euro at 11 year low racing toward dollar parity , USD looking strong after Employment Report , Real of Brazil has another tough week , Turkish Lira takes another tumble , Russian ruble stages a comeback ) ...... Commodities remain under pressure (oil and Iron ore ) and real economy hits become visible....... QE impacts on the EMU examined , Monetary system itself at risk, China next to dabble with QE perhaps .....Yves Smith lays out Troika Game plan for Syriza in " Troika tightens The Noose of Greece as Government Cash Crunch Worsens " ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 21 hours ago
Evening tweets...... *Nick Malkoutzis* @NickMalkoutzis · 3h3 hours ago SYRIZA's left wing has to get on board or be ditched, argues @yanpal7 http://on.wsj.com/18UZJrn via @WSJ #Greece *Wall Street Journal* [image: View this content on WSJ's website] It’s Time for Greece’s Left to Get On Board Government office has only emboldened the more radical elements of the ruling Syriza party, says Yannis Palaiologos in The Wall Street Journal. View on web *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner · 5h5 hours ago Eurogroup wants Troika to return to Athens to check books, German sunday pape... more »

Assyria, Israel, and new Greek blackmail

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
A few comments on three political stories. *The destruction of the Assyrian culture has accelerated.* These Allah's savages replaced sledgehammers with bulldozers as they are liquidating an Assyrian jewel of a town, Nimrud. UNESCO talks about war crimes. Czech archaeologists are shocked and say that by its intensity, this destruction is unprecedented even though the very concept of "liquidation of other nations' cultures" isn't a new concept in the history of the mankind. However, one of them talked about a silver lining: Nimrud has lots of heritage beneath the ground and it is not ... more »

New Voting Laws Achieve Same Purpose As Old,  Chaplain Fired Over American Sniper Sermon,  Science Denier $$$ Traced  (DFB Needs Some Higher Education)

Happy Birthday, Gabriel García Márquez: The Beloved Author’s Unlikely Beginnings as a Writer New Voting Laws Ensure That the Struggle Continues Christian Chaplain Fired for Preaching Compassion and Love Over Violence of American Sniper: WWJD? Have you heard about the importance, er, evidence, much-touted by so-called conservatives, of education (higher education, that is) providing the

Business 360 24: Electricity and Development

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 23 hours ago
* This is my article for the March 2015 issue of Business 360, a monthly magazine published in Kathmandu, Nepal. ---------- *Electricity and Development* When I was in Nepal for one week in January this year, the lack of electricity was among the most prominent issues that I observed. Many road intersections have no stoplights, all hotels have generator sets, many streets are dark at night, and so on. The business potentials of Nepal are huge, with its unique geography and mountains tourism, and its young and big population. The need for more stable supply of electricity ... more »

Everyone Knows Israel Has the Bomb

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago
*The Speech* By Uri Avnery (Israel) SUDDENLY IT reminded me of something. I was watching The Speech by Binyamin Netanyahu before the Congress of the United States. Row upon row of men in suits (and the occasional woman), jumping up and down, up and down, applauding wildly, shouting approval. It was the shouting that did it. Where had I heard that before? And then it came back to me. It was another parliament in the mid-1930s. The Leader was speaking. Rows upon rows of Reichstag members were listening raptly. Every few minutes they jumped up and shouted their approval. Of course,... more »

The Real Show....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago
How Putin Blocked the U.S. Pivot to Asia by MIKE WHITNEY “The collapse of the Soviet Union removed the only constraint on Washington’s power to act unilaterally abroad…. Suddenly the United States found itself to be the Uni-power, the ‘world’s only superpower.’ Neoconservatives proclaimed ‘the end of history.'” — Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury “Don’t blame the mirror if your face is crooked.” — Russian proverb On February 10, 2007, Vladimir Putin delivered a speech at the 43rd Munich Security Conference that created a rift between Washington... more »

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 - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Tacoma, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Thought..."

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

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

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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

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