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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.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

8 Mar - Blogs I'm Following

10:32pm MDST

REAL economics

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 seconds ago
If you’re in Wellington tomorrow evening, this looks to be a great book launch to get along to. The book is *Real Economics *by The Foundation for Economic Growth’s Phil Scott. The book has its own website, where you can read reviews and even download a sample chapter. [Everyone seriously interested in economics, from students to intelligent truck drivers,] should have a copy and read this ground-breaking foundation of clear economic thinking. *Real* Economics explains how human actions shape our world and why so much seems to be going wrong for Western economies. This book wi... more »

Alberta PC's Show Their True Colours

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 7 minutes ago
As I expected, the PC riding association in Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo selected Mike Allen as the PC candidate for an anticipated spring election. To say that I am unimpressed that our region may very well be represented by a sex pervert would be an understatement. I'm sure this post will draw fire from some quarters. Frankly, I just don't care. It's unconscionable to have someone convicted of a sex crime in public office. Period. A few days ago, the Premier drew the ire of some by suggesting Albertans need only look in the mirror to see who is responsible for the financial m... more »

Socialism working its magic again...

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 15 minutes ago
Have you been keeping up with the ongoing socialist experiment on human beings in Venezuela? Like all such experiments, it has headed down all the old familiar tracks, arriving now at a sever shortage of staple foods and medicines and an increasing aggressiveness to control it. Latest news: - Over the last year there have been long queues at supermarkets because of widespread shortages of basic goods. - Last month the owners of several chains of supermarkets and drugstores were arrested for allegedly artificially creating long queues by not opening enough tills. ... more »

DARPA Search For Better Robots Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 27 minutes ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *The Robots Are Coming* *Automatons from around the globe to compete in Darpa Robotics Challenge’s simulated disaster.* *Do robots need passports? The Pentagon’s research arm will host two-legged automatons from five nations, including China, alongside homegrown offerings in a contest to test their capabilities helping out in a simulated disaster.* *The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa, on Thursday unveiled the 25 teams that will face off in June for a $2 million top prize, racing—very slowly—against the clock to perform tasks including ... more »

Meet & Greet (#MtaGt) - March - Organic 4 Greenlivings

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 31 minutes ago
Welcome to Meet & Greet, a regular series designed to grow our green community. [image: A monthly link-up party for green blogs on Reduce Footprints] Banner by Art Ist Grab our banner for your site:
A monthly link-up party for green blogs on Reduce Footprints For 2015, Meet & Greet will operate a bit differently than previous years. This year, I'll be...
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Just When You Thought Republicans Couldn't Get Any Dumber. . .

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 32 minutes ago
They go ahead and do this. *An excerpt from, "Republicans Warn Iran -- and Obama -- That Deal Won't Last" by Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View, March 8, 2015:* A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran's leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama's administration won’t last after Obama leaves office. Organized by freshman Senator Tom Cotton and signed by the chamber's entire party leadership as well as potential 2016 presidential contenders Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, the letter is meant not just to discourage the ... more »

A Chechen Connection To The Boris Nemtsov Murder? (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Zaur Dadayev, charged with involvement in the murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov Photo: REUTERS *The Telegraph:* *Ramzan Kadyrov: Nemtsov suspect was a 'deep believer' angered by Charlie Hebdo* *Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said that Zaur Dadayev, accused of killing opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, was angered by Nemtsov's support for the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. But friends of Nemtsov fear Charlie Hebdo theory could be a smokescreen for political killing One of two men accused of murdering Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is a decorated former s... more »

Ko attacked for "gaffe"

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
*Nantou tea farms.* Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je got himself involved in another mess with a remark that Taiwan has "imported" 300K brides. The Taipei Times reports: Dozens of members of Taipei’s New Female Immigrant Care Association yesterday staged a protest outside city hall to demand an apology from Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) over his recent off-the-cuff remark describing the foreign spouses of Taiwanese men as “imported foreign brides.” “I came from China and have been married with a Taiwanese man for 14 years. There are more than 480,000 immigrants in Taiwan. We are human beings,... more »

Will The Beltway Establishment Be Able To Deliver Maryland For Van Hollen?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Donna Edwards has had to fight her own party's entrenched Establishment before. In fact... every step of the way. When Beltway special interests got behind The corrupt conservative Democrat Edwards was primarying, Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi didn't beat around the bush. Each went into high gear raising money and collecting endorsements for Al Wynn. K Street was all in for Wynn. Meanwhile Donna forged together a coalition of local and national progressive groups including Blue America, SEIU, UFCW Local 400, UNITE HERE, the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, the League of Conservation... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
And that's just the dog and pony show garbage from the main stream media...

“Fukushima Four Years Later: In The Disaster Zone”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Fukushima Four Years Later: In The Disaster Zone”** By ENENews *“In the Fukushima Disaster Zone with UCLA researchers, March 3, 2015:* Four years after Fukushima disaster, some areas remain untouched, clocks recording the exact time that the tsunami swept through. Access is highly restricted but two UCLA researchers were recently given permission to document the disaster zone. At 3:45 in — “With this study I think that’s what we’re trying to explore is that once a nuclear catastrophe strikes, it’s not only affecting that local area, but also worldwide.” *Atmospheric dispersion of...more »

"5 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week: Ben Carson Wins the Stupid Prize"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"5 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *Ben Carson Wins the Stupid Prize"* By Janet Allon *"1. Ben Carson finally earns universal ridicule. *You know you’ve crossed the line when Glenn Beck tells his audience that what you’ve said is “the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.” That, presumably, includes the voices in his head—not to impugn the voices in his head. GOP presidential contender Ben Carson did it. He broke it. He pushed it too far. In his fevered brain, it might have sounded good to him; it sounded right. It sounded like a rational argument. He used the universally deplor... more »

What Do You Mean The 3rd Dimension Is Going Away?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
*Some authors use the term "density" rather than "dimension" which I think is closer to the concept of what is going on. When we say 3D we tend to think of X, Y, and Z coordinates of space on a graph, and it becomes hard to imagine an axis perpindicular to all those in 4D or 5D, although that is mathematically possible. * *Those I have talked to about the concept suggest its really a quantum like energy level, or perhaps better stated as an "octave" of energy and existence... much like music has octaves. **When you get down to it the universe is a lot like music, full of love an... more »

Sad News from Brazil

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 5 hours ago
I received this news from Thiago Luiz Ticchetti earlier today: Sadly I inform that Daniela Gevaerd, Revista UFOMagazine manager and A.J. Gevaerd's daughter died in a car accident early this morning. My prays to Geva and his family. Daniela was a great friend of mine, and a great professional

MDMA Therapy and Healing – Is There a True Connection?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Film - *FDA approval of MDMA therapy as a treatment for PTSD is expected in 2021. If approved, MDMA would be the first drug brought to market solely by a non-profit organization. The post MDMA Therapy and Healing – Is There a True Connection? appeared first on Waking Times.


Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 5 hours ago

Protests in Israel

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
More than thirty-five thousand Israelis have hit the streets of Tel Aviv to protest against their government's policies. Their main target - the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Fighting Irish : You Mean, You're Part of the Rebellion Against the Empire....?

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
* ‘You know, at the beginning we were all sure Germany was going to win...'* *Paddy Doyle,* *Lord Mayor of Dublin (Former), May 1945* "The central issue of freedom, however, is between those who believe in self-determination and those in the East who would impose on others the harsh and oppressive Communist system; and here your nation wisely rejects the role of a go-between or a mediator. Ireland pursues an independent course in foreign policy, but it is not neutral between liberty and tyranny and never will be. For knowing the meaning of foreign domination, Ireland is the exampl... more »

Essential Reference Text - Nancy Reagan : The Unauthorised Biography by Kitty Kelley

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
Just got done ploughing through this monster, and I have officially had my fill of all the Nancy Davis one person can be expected to endure over just a single lifetime; but, now that this particular labour of endurance is complete, I can now share with you what I have learnt in the process, along with my observations and inferences we are able to draw by studying what's conspicuously *not *in the book.... *This is Ms. Kelley herself - you'd better believe that she does the most watertight fact checking (or at least her full-time researcher does...), so that if it went in the book,... more »

Turbulent Times Show Tonight At 7PM CDT (8PM EDT) On Blogtalk Radio

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
Yes... It does appear that Whitewraithe is available, and we are indeed doing a Turbulent Times show tonight on Blogtalk Radio... www.blogtalkradio.com/turbulenttimes It has been a long time since the last show, and I must apologize to everyone for the delay.... Tonight's show will cover a variety of subjects, and I hope that everyone will take the time to tune in... I will be posting the link to the live feed as soon as possible, and we are again having our chat room open for anyone that wants to talk with me directly and/or ask some questions... The chatroom is at www.turbulentt... more »

Important Article in German Spiegel Online

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Breedlove's BellicosityBerlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine By SPIEGEL Staff US President Obama supports Chancellor Merkel's efforts at finding a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis. But hawks in Washington seem determined to torpedo Berlin's approach. And NATO's top commander in Europe hasn't been helping either. It was quiet in eastern Ukraine last Wednesday. Indeed, it was another quiet day in an extended stretch of relative calm. The battles between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists had largely stopped and heavy weaponry was being withdraw... more »

TV Watch: HBO's "Looking" goes into tonight's episode with a huge jolt from last week's gorgeous one

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Episode 15: Inside the Episode -- *a lovely one for Doris and Dom* *by Ken* The early Season 2 episodes of *Looking* weren't easy for me. What attracted me to the show in Season 1 had a lot to do with the fact that I felt so comfortable with the characters -- not just because they're (mostly) gay but because they're people whose life struggles I can recognize and easily associate with. This season, not so much. In particular, I was on the outside looking in at this gay world that thrives on giant parties, with hideous loud music and rampant substance abuse. I'm not saying such thi... more »

Who Done It?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
It took the combined efforts of the FSB/SKR/MVD one week to make the first arrests in the case of the murder of Nemtsov: a group of 7 men, all from the North Caucasus were arrested. A sixth man killed himself with a hand grenade in Grozny when he was about to be arrested. Two of them are Zaur Dadaev and Anzor Gubashev, who were identified as key suspects in the killing of Nemtsov after their detention on Saturday. The prosecutors asked the court to arrest the duo by April 28, the current deadline for the investigation, saying that otherwise they may flee or interfere with the in... more »

OMNI does Free Planet vs War World

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 7 hours ago
I was a big sci-fi nut as a teen and a big fan of the glossy, weighty OMNI magazine. Now, they're relaunched as OMNI-reboot and are featuring my Free Planet vs War World novel dual-trilogies. *Mankind is a push over, he loves being told what to do. He is told when to eat. And how much. He is told what to do, how to think. But is there a real-mankind ready and willing to die for his freedom?* That's how the new article on OMNI-reboot opens.

Quote of the day: On economists’ implicit “tribal premise”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
“The success of capitalism is explained by the *[Encyclopaedia] Britannica* (1964) as follows: “’ *Productive use of the "social surplus" was the special virtue that enabled capitalism to outstrip all prior economic systems. Instead of building pyramids and cathedrals, those in command of the social surplus chose to invest in ships, warehouses, raw materials, finished goods and other material forms of wealth. The social surplus was thus converted into enlarged productive capacity.* “This is said about a time when Europe's population subsisted in such pover... more »

In Conversation with Kevin Maguire

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
It's not very often august media personalities descend upon us Stokies, but Thursday night was one such rare occasion. Stoke North and Kidsgrove Labour Party played host to Kevin Maguire of the *Daily Mirror* and Mark Ferguson of LabourList fame. Their mission? To entertain the battle-hardened class warriors of the local labour movement, and raise a few bob for the general election through hard-hitting questions and answers, ably selected by Mark. Unfortunately, some of it was *very off the record* so discretion dictates the most libellous anecdotes and gossip be skipped over. What ... more »

Shut Down Creech

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
The March 6 Resistance at Creech AFB (near Las Vegas, Nevada) saw 34 activists arrested for protesting the drone assassination program conducted by the CIA and USAF. Murder is wrong. It is unacceptable. #ShutDownCreech See coverage in the Air Force Times* here *

Christine Fair: Pakistan, the Taliban and Regional Security

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Title: Christine Fair: Pakistan, the Taliban and Regional Security. Source: World Affairs Council. Date Published: March 5, 2015. Description:* Chapters:-------------Introduction: 0:00Christine Fair's Assessment of the Current Status in Pakistan: 1:41The Opposition in Pakistan: A Legitimate Challenge to Leadership?: 5:26The State of Military Influence in Pakistan: 11:28How the Taliban Influences and Permeates Pakistan: 13:24The Regional Consequences for the US War in Afghanistan: 20:47Are There Opportunities for the US to Work with Pakistan Against the Taliban?: 27:21Is a Civil Wa... more »

Celebrating Native Women's Voices on International Women's Day

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Buffy Sainte Marie, Sarah James, Joye Braun and Amalia Astorga. Celebrating Native Women's Voices on International Women's Day By Brenda Norrell Censored News On International Women's Day, we celebrate the writers, photographers and voices of the women who have made a difference at Censored News. We begin with Margene Bullcreek, Goshute Shoshone, who passed to the Spirit World on March

Technical Eunoch

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Its like chemical castration without drugs you have no manhood no ambtion to move above Its real and here now so beware our look at Hong Kong and just cut your cock off now

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago

The Devastating Aftermath Of A Nuclear Attack On Manhattan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The National Interest:* *Revealed: The Devastating Aftermath of a Nuclear Attack on Manhattan* *My generation doesn't think much about nuclear weapons, disarmament and the consequences of nuclear-weapons use. Some certainly do, but generally, the cause of nuclear disarmament is being carried on by an older generation.* *I think that's a problem. Nuclear weapons seems like an old issue, from a previous generation and time. Plus, we have our own causes and as the argument often goes, 'no one is ever going to use one anyways, right?' This never convinces me, for a variety of reason... more »

Ben Swann - ISIS aka the Free Syrian Army - funded by You Know Who...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 8 hours ago
watch Reality Check and Truth in Media investigative journalist and dogged front man Ben Swann claim in no uncertain terms that, *"The entire Iraq Wars I & II and the Unseating & Execution of Saddam Hussain was just a clever USA+coalition forces-led covert ops WEAPONS DEAD DROP for the Free Syrian Army aka the ISIS false-flag terror-war effort upon You The People of the so-called Free Democratic Western Hemisphere?" a thirty-year in-coming war-money spinner - kerching!* Makes you think, donut?

March 8: Probably a short one this time....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
....but a bit explosive. Iraq news (that's the ones on our side) have announced the capture of three military advisors working with ISIS. All three have surprising employers. Two are agents of the US government. One is an agent of the Israeli government. Well, it's not really surprising. It's been obvious for a long time that the creation of ISIS has a lot to do with the American and Israeli governments. From their point of view, ISIS is a means to destroy Syria. For the US, it has nothing to do with Assad being a bad man. After all, Washington is full of men as bad as they get. A... more »


Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
Didn't this woman's husband ship in drugs into Arkansas when he was governor there? It is a family of crooks. And Hillary Clinton did what crooks do best, which is hide the trail of the dirt. You can't be mad at her for being smart. Libyans can be mad because she destroyed their country. They were slow to recognize what had happened. By the time they figured it out she had already published a book and went on a speaking tour. *Trey Gowdy: Remember Hillary Flying to Libya, Device in Hand? 'We Have No Emails from That Day'. Source: Washington Free Beacon. Date Published: March 8, 20... more »

CHockey logic

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Montreal won the 2005 draft. Not on purpose but by fate. If the lottery ball had given Montreal number one it would have been Crosby. Number two or three would also have been traditional picks. Carey Price was the Encore. You have to admit the Hockey Gods smile for Montreal.

Is Iran Having A Great Obama Presidency ?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Foreign Policy Magazine Editor David Rothkopf *Real Clear Politics*: *Foreign Policy Magazine Editor David Rothkopf: "Iran Is Having A Great Obama Presidency"* *WNU Editor:* What makes these comments noteworthy is that it is coming from Foreign Policy Magazine Editor David Rothkopf .... his publication is read widely by the elites, and it reflects the opinion of many in foreign affairs. What's my take .... I would not say that Iran is having a "great Obama Presidency", what i would say is that U.S. reluctance to get directly involved in this new Middle Eastern conflict has given Ir... more »

Low Intensity Warfare To Become The Norm In Eastern Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Newly mobilized Ukrainian paratroopers stand next to a self-propelled howitzer during a military drill near Zhytomyr March 6, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko *Reuters*:* Rebel sniper kills Ukrainian serviceman despite ceasefire: military* *(Reuters) - One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and three wounded as a result of fighting in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire deal, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday.Attacks have fallen significantly in the past two weeks, but accusations of continued violence on bo... more »

Russian authorities are said to be holding four suspects in the killing of Boris Nemtsov. Who ordered the hit and why? Still unknown

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*The funeral of Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday* *by Ken* There's confusion mixed with more than a little skepticism about the two guys Russian authorities have nabbed on suspicion of being the ones who carried out the hit on one of the most visible opponents of the Putin regime, Boris Nemtsov. On one point, there seems to be general agreement, though: Nobody knows where to point the finger of blame for commissioning the job. An announcement that the suspects, identified as Anzor Kubashev and Zaur Dadayev, from the North Caucasus, are in custody was made in an extremely unusual announce... more »

Letter from Leon: Battling the dust storms

paul at Paying attention - 10 hours ago
Looking from the square to the Iglesia el calvario on a sunny, dusty Saturday When we said were heading to Leon once our Cuso International placements ended, our Nicaraguan co-workers warned us about the heat. They forgot to mention the dust storms. It is hot, heading to 36 today. But we’re pretty good at handling heat by now. But the dust, it’s new. We’ve been here a week. For the first few days, we just marveled at the need to sweep four or five times a day and the way every surface was covered in fine black grit in a matter of hours. It didn’t seem that surprising, since windows an... more »

The Times They Are A-Changing

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 10 hours ago
In honor of the annual idiocy known as Daylight Saving Time, I thought I'd save myself some time and re-post what I wrote a year ago on this fraught subject.( A more timely update is below.) Welcome to Daylight Saving Time, a.k.a. Nighttime Stealing Time. Since most of us don't need that fake extra hour of daylight to plow the fields and bring home the cows after supper, time theft is exactly what the annual abomination of Daylight Saving Time is. No benefits are accruing to those being ordered to save. To the contrary: the first Monday of DST has been scientifically proven to be ... more »

A Labour Majority, Not a Labour/SNP Coalition

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
It's been a very bad week for the PM. His reputation has taken a beating in the media all because he refuses to debate face-to-face with Ed Miliband. The problem is, if you're trying to make an election all about personalities - as the Tories have been doing - then it's generally not a good idea to put yours through the wringer, especially when it's your team's prime asset. What then to do? The Tories have got nothing to say on policy, having chosen an entirely negative and counter-productive programme. The only option is to find new mud to throw, and they think it's been found: *L... more »

Amazing Video: Children of Doomsday

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
This stop-motion video is AMAZING and I highly recommend watching it: Children of Doomsday: https://vimeo.com/78614851 ⓒMaya Fuji Song: By Aya Hachisu Beat: Road to Nowhere by DJ Krush [excerpted] This is a video I made addressing the Fukushima nuclear melt down that is currently burdening the people of Japan. The power companies (TEPCO & Tohoku Electric) and the Japanese government have acted very irresponsibly regarding the matter, and still have not come up with a solution to the radiation leakage. In addition, TEPCO and other Japanese power companies are planning to reop... more »

What Separates Us?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 11 hours ago
Yesterday, the lib-left US-American blog "Crooks & Liars" had a post entitled "Conservatives Need To Destroy Things And They Don't Care If It's YOU." It was a response to a rant by one Kurt Schlicter about "destroying" "liberal academia." I used to see writing like Schlicter's a lot more frequently in the early-2000's, when blogging was much more popular. I'm not used to reading "conservative" calls-to-arms as gleefully rabid as this: And it shall be glorious, for the tears they shed when forced into a world that demands achievement, effort and accountability, will be a powerful ton... more »

Raven's Head

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago

Chad And Niger Have Launched A New Joint Offensive Against Boko Haram

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Voice of America*: *Chad, Niger Launch Offensive Against Boko Haram * *The armies of Chad and Niger have launched a joint offensive against the Nigeria-based Islamist group Boko Haram.* *Military sources said Chadian and Nigerian forces began the offensive Sunday morning in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state.* *The two nations join Cameroon and Nigerian in the fight against the group that recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.* *WNU Editor*: The violence in Nigeria keeps on getting worse .... *Over 50 killed in suicide blasts at northern Nigerian bus station, mar... more »

Violence Is Intensifying In Mali

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Deutsche Welle:** UN base in northern Mali fired upon, investigators probe Bamako shooting* *A United Nations base in northeastern Mali has come under rocket fire, with three people killed. The attack comes as authorities hunt those involved in a shooting at a Bamako restaurant. The UN mission in Kidal said more than 30 rockets and shells were fired at its base in the northeastern town on Sunday morning, killing one UN soldier and two civilians. The civilians were members of a nomadic tribe and stray rockets landed on their encampment, news agencies reported. The UN returned fi... more »

Unspoken Question

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Did anyone see TBQs? From Peckham? The biggest "Q" was to do with immigration and whether or not it’s of net benefit or net detriment to the UK. “While there’s economic inequality people are bound to want to come and take advantage of our prosperity, and also the UK would grind to a halt if it weren’t for immigrant workers” was the gist of the argument from the open doors advocates. While most of the points made, pro and con, were pretty obvious, the gigantic elephant is firmly squatting in the room. The nearest hint with which anyone from the ‘cons’ camp dares to acknowledge the ... more »

It was because of their hatred of Jews and Russian-speakers that neo Nazis burned alive many peaceful demonstrators in Odessa, the event that drove the Crimeans to rejoin with Russia ...and the Russian-speaking people of Southeast Ukraine to secede from Kiev. Here is the story of the secession of Donetsk People's Republic.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ Southeast Ukraine: “We Have Built an Independent State”. Interview with Deputy PM, Donetsk People’s Republic, Mikhail Mnukhin By Mikhail Mnukhin Region: Russia and FSU Global Research, March 07, 2015 Theme: US NATO War Agenda The Last Defense In-depth Report: UKRAINE REPORT *We have the honor of interviewing First Deputy Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Don... more »

China Defends Its Construction Of Island Outposts In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves at a news conference at the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: Reuters *VOA:* *China Defends Island Construction in South China Sea* *BEIJING - China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said his country has every right to carry out construction and develop land around disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea.* *Beijing’s actions have raised concerns from the United States and others in the region, but Wang said China will uphold freedom of navigation in the waters and denies the buildup target... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday again, and as usual time for my weekly rant... Yes, today is the 8th of March, and this marks exactly one full year since that Malaysian flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia on its planned flight to China.... Shortly after takeoff, things went terribly wrong and mysteriously flight MH370 disappeared after veering off its flight path and suddenly vectoring towards the Indian Ocean.... Yes, there has been a lot of reports recently that have stated that there is now "evidence" that the flight was accidentally blown out of the sky by t... more »

What Would Happen If The US Stopped Giving Money To Israel?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Photo from Pamela Geller *Mike Pearl, Vice News*: *We Asked a Military Expert What Would Happen if the US Stopped Giving Money to Israel* *On Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress, and what he said was more or less what you'd expect: Basically, Iran is untrustworthy and dangerous, and allowing it to continue even a limited version of its nuclear program is going to lead to an "arms race" in the Middle East. The audience was dominated by Republicans, and they clapped like crazy as they listened to the speech.* *The fact that the spe... more »

The Kurdish Peshmerga (allies) kill one Canadian Special Forces & wound 3 more

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*This is an update to the post from yesterday regarding what was clearly a very fishy occurence.* *What?!?!- A Member of US-led anti-Isis coalition killed in Kurdish friendly fire incident * *I DO NOT believe the friendly fire spin. No way in hell!* *This post has been updated with additional info * Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron, based at Garrison Petawawa, was killed in a friendly fire incident in Iraq on Friday, according to the Canadian Forces. Kurdish forces said on Sunday that he and others ignored an order to stay in their car.*These were special forces soldiers- highly trained* *I... more »

Five Arraigned In The Murder Of Russian Politician Boris Nemtsov. Specualtion Rises On The Involvement Of The Chechen Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Shackled and dragged into court, the five suspects who Putin's security services say killed Boris Nemtsov in the Kremlin's shadow * ** Investigative Committee applied to court for formal arrest of five suspects accused of Nemtsov's murder * ** Appearances come a week after 55-year-old was shot four times in the back while walking near the Kremlin* ** Suspect Zaur Dadayev has now admitted involvement in the crime, according to Russian news authorities* ** He was arrested in Ingushetia and is thought to have served for ten years in the 'Sever' battalion in Chechnya * **... more »

The Ukraine Army Cannot Counter Russian Jamming Technology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Adam Rawnsley, War Is Boring*: *Kremlin Tech Jams Ukrainian Airwaves* *The equipment is far too fancy to come from anywhere except Russia* *Ukrainian troops are blind and deaf on the battlefield. Kiev’s members of parliament suddenly discover their cell phones don’t work. International observers watching the war lose contact with their drones and can’t do their job.* *Welcome to Ukraine’s electronic war.* *Throughout the conflict, the pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have disrupted Kiev’s communications. It’s a problem that Ukraine—lacking secure communications systems and ... more »

US War on ISIS a Trojan Horse

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Ulson Gunnar 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 war in Syria had finally reached its end. The counterstroke by Russia included Syria’s immediate and unconditional surr... more »

Another Dubious Jobs Report

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Paul Craig Roberts According to the payroll jobs report today (March 6) the economy created 295,000 new jobs in February, dropping the rate of unemployment to 5.5%. However, the BLS also reported that the labor force participation rate fell and the number of people not in the labor force rose by 354,000. In other words, the unemployment rate dropped because the labor force shrunk. If the economy was in recovery, the labor force would be growing and the labor force participation rate would be rising. The 295,000 claimed new jobs are highly suspect. For example, the report clai... more »

Both Sides In The Ukraine Conflict Are Claiming That They Have Withdrawn Heavy Weapons From The Front

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN*: *Rebels, government withdraw heavy weapons from Ukraine's Donetsk* *Kiev, Ukraine (CNN)Pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk have withdrawn all heavy weapons from the front lines in accordance with a recent peace deal, the rebel group Donetsk People's Republic said Saturday.* *On the other side, the Kiev-backed Donetsk regional authority said Ukrainian forces also withdrew all heavy weapons from the front lines in Donetsk, but added that in a 24-hour period from Friday to Saturday pro-Russian militants carried out 46 attacks, all of which were repelled, according to Col. Valentin F... more »

The Evolution of Life: An Unscientific Point of View

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Film - *Here's a short film that shows an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life ... and how it could probably end. The post The Evolution of Life: An Unscientific Point of View appeared first on Waking Times.

Debt Jubilee for the Bankers – Austerity for Us

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Source Rory Hall How do you know when you are about to be run down by a train? Well, typically you see it coming. What about when Credit Default Swaps (CDS) are about to blow up and you see the financial world flying off a cliff; how does one see that coming? Well, you can only see that after you have fallen and are tumbling toward planet earth, picking up speed as you fall!! This is exactly the point that our financial system has reached. The Hypo bank in Austria was recently declared to be a zombie bank. The government of Austria had previously bailed out (read: taxpayers' mon... more »

4 Ways The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak on Fast Track and the TPP

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Maira Sutton Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Orrin Hatch are now in a stand-off over a bill that would put secretive trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on the Fast Track to passage through Congress. The White House meanwhile, has intensified their propaganda campaign, going so far as to mislead the public about how trade deals—like the TPP and its counterpart, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)—will affect the Internet and users' rights. They are creating videos, writing several blog posts, and then this week, even sent out a letter from ... more »

High in Church - "Kitty History"

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
By Trevor Moore Trevor Moore, a founding member of *The Whitest Kids U’Know*, explores a parallel universe where adorable war crimes are committed by wily felines. Moore drops some serious truth in this Comedy Central fable. Subscribe to Comedy Central's YouTube channel. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Flu Shot 82% Ineffective!

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
By Experimental Vaccines Under any other circumstances 18% effective would be considered disastrous results. The CDC confirms that the seasonal flu vaccine is only effective at that pathetic rate for the dominant strain, and it's even *lower *than that for children 2-8 years old - 15%. That's a literal FAIL from Big Pharma. And yet the CDC still reaffirms their recommendation for annual vaccination. The theory being that, hey, 18% is "better" than zero. Who could argue with such airtight logic? *Research links posted below:* Flu vaccine is only 18 percent effective, CDC says Th... more »

Pakistan’s New Orwellian Cell Phone Policy: Register Fingerprints or Lose Service

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
By Josh Paniagua In November 2012, Pakistani officials announced their plans for mandatory biometric registration for all mobile devices. Now, after a lengthy delay, the policy is now being enforced on all 136 million mobile subscribers in Pakistan. In what appears to be the hastiest gathering of biometric verification in history, millions of Pakistanis are forming massive lines outside of their mobile provider outlets waiting to register their fingerprints with their SIM card. Pakistani officials assert that it is just a measure to fight the ongoing terrorism they are facing fr... more »

Racists Are Still Trying To Prevent Minorities From Voting-- And Doing Well For Their Efforts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Above is a 10-minute highlights video of President Obama's speech yesterday at the Selma 50-year anniversary memorial. The White House has also released the entire two hour and thirteen minute speech. After the speech, the President and his family led the march-- which included 100 Members of Congress and former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura-- across the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge, named for a Confederate general and later KKK Grand Dragon and Alabama senator. If Rudy Giuliani was listening, he must have been confused to hear President Obama paint a soaring and ... more »

California Cops Who Blew Whistle on Ticket Quotas Forced to Undergo Counseling

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Carey Wedler Six police officers from Whittier, California are suing the city after being punished for protesting ticket quotas. The officers say they complained repeatedly within the department and shortly after were met with discrimination. They say their “careers have been materially and adversely affected, and irreparably harmed” by the city. Jim Azpilicueta, Anthony Gonzalez, Mike Rosario, Nancy Ogle, Steve Johnson and Cpl. Joseph Rivera say that the quotas were imposed in 2008. They spoke out multiple times but when they took it to their supervisors and the Internal Affairs... more »

Education Commission of the States (ECS) Is Funded by Waltons, Gates, and Lumina

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Peggy Robertson from United Opt Out posted to her blog this morning on the subject of co-optation, and she provided a great example. An outfit called ECS is circulating an "opt out" guide, and many unwary readers are being steered into this status quo corporate reform group. This bit of info is tucked into p. 21 of their 2013 Annual Report. Read Peg's post. It's important.

Progress In Talks Between Colombia And FARC Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
High-ranking Colombian military officers joined Colombian peace talks for the first time on Thursday, sitting across the table from rebel commanders they had opposed on the battlefield and trying to negotiate a ceasefire. Credit: Reuters/Presidency-Peace Office/Handout via Reuters *VOA*: *Colombia, FARC Reach Deal on Clearing Land Mines * *Colombia and Marxist FARC rebels reached a deal Saturday to clear the country of land mines as part of ongoing peace talks.* *Both sides said they would ask a group called Norwegian People's Aid to coordinate the operation.* *Humberto de la Call... more »

Why All the Sudden Anthrax Scares? 6 Cases of Mysterious White Powder Turn up in Recent Weeks

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Melissa Melton All over the news today we’re being told the white powder found in the offices of several Quebec federal cabinet ministers was just a harmless scare. Offices were evacuated and people were sent to the hospital yesterday after four suspicious envelopes which contained white powder and an intimidating message written in French that threatened the Conservatives turned up in key offices. But this is just the latest in a string of recent anthrax scares cropping up all over North America, albeit in the U.S. mainly in local news outlets. Also yesterday, the Lander Post Of... more »

The Reengineering of Life – and How to Prevent It

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Julian Rose What do atmospheric aerosol geoengineering, the genetic engineering of foods and the reordering of the human genome – have in common? They are all part of an attempt to alter the fundamental building blocks of life and to put in their place an artificial substitute that is one hundred percent subject to the will of its owner-controllers. Clearly these owner-controllers fully believe their personal vision of 'the perfect life' to be greatly superior to any other. But no megalomaniac knows that he is a megalomaniac, so unless physically removed from their position of ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Saints giving Mark Ingram $16M ~ESPN* *After looting state of Louisiana, A Bobby Jindal run for president feasible ~Gregory Roberts, N.O. Advocate* *The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns ~Kat Chow *

Chicago “Black Site” Suggests America Has Passed the Point of No Return

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Joshua Krause This past week, the creepy “Homan Square” detention facility was revealed to the public, and the story has been trending heavily throughout the alternative media. First*-*person accounts of suspects being whisked away to the secret building without any official record of their whereabouts, with no access to a lawyer, while being subjected brutal interrogations, sounds like something you’d hear about from some 3rd world dictatorship. But, unfortunately, it’s happening right here in America as we speak. And if this facility existed for so long without the public’s know... more »

Deli Customers Dragged into Chicago’s Secret Prison by Masked Police

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
Cassius Methyl On September 29th 2011, a group of masked men burst into the Paseo Boricua Grocery & Deli in Chicago. Witnesses say they initially thought it was a robbery. It turned out to be the police showing up to kidnap five men taking them to the secret detention warehouse known as Homan Square, a facility just publicly uncovered last week that sparked a protests in Chicago and nationwide. John Vergara, an art teacher, who was taken to Homan Square in this incident said: At first I thought it was a robbery. I didn’t know it was the police until the sergeant walked in. The ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Why won’t we tell students that Kant is better than the Koran?* *The problem on campus isn’t hate preaching — it’s academic cowardice* Following the unmasking of Jihadi John as Mohammed Emwazi, a London-raised computer-studies graduate of the University of Westminster, there’s been a lot of media heat over the problem of campus radicalism. How did universities become breeding grounds for beheaders, ask startled observers, allegedly turning students into aspiring martyrs dreaming of spilling infidel blood and getting it on with 72 virgins? Universities are supposed to enlighten yo... more »

The Debate about the Debate has started!

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 15 hours ago
With the Conservatives *quietly considering a proposal to hold up to five regional televised debates *in the upcoming federal election to contrast Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s experience with rookie Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau the debate about the debates has started. Hoping to exploit Trudeau’s shoot-from-the-lip style, some Conservative insiders believe Harper could benefit from additional debates. In my opinion that very much depends upon how much said leaders (particularly Harper) are held to account for untruths and inaccurate assertions & allegations. One way to see that... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Britain's wackiest political party* The Greens like to do things differently. One of their deputy leaders had just blown a few billion pounds more from their wish-list budget when the chairwoman – who could hardly be seen in her green jumper against the vast green background – announced an ‘attunement’. This turned out to be a reflective – and to my mind rather long – minute’s silence. ‘It’s incredibly successful if people get stressed,’ explained our host, although several people around me merely used the pause to check social media on their smartphones. Welcome to the world of... more »

I agree with Andy

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Meanwhile, over in Tikrit in Iraq, ISIS are being pursued by the good guys - our allies, the Iranians. And the crucial difference is they hang homosexuals from cranes whereas ISIS throw them off buildings. Andrew Marr, *The Andrew Marr Show*, 8/3/2015

Financial and Economic News For March 8 , 2015 - Austria debt nightmare ( HETA ) and its broader implications ..... Four Party Spain ...... Ahead of the latest Eurogroup meetings , items of note touching on Greece..... China in focus ( Trade numbers - exports / imports / trade surplus data )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets..... fred walton retweeted *Prof. Steve Hanke* @steve_hanke · 2h2 hours ago #Ukraine's govt #debt stands at more than 100% of #GDP, up from 40% in early 2014. http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015- 02-27/ukraine-s-debt-debacle … [image: Embedded image permalink] fred walton retweeted *Prof. Steve Hanke* @steve_hanke · 2h2 hours ago #Ukraine's debt payments to 2017 add up to $27bil; dwarfing their $5bil in foreign reserves. http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015- 02-27/ukraine-s-debt-debacle … [image: Embedded image permalink] View translation fred w... more »

Living with the J-word per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
Michael Goldfarb has a piece in the BBC magazine http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31765970 that addresses the rise in anti Semitism. 'A new cycle of Jew-hatred/anti-Semitism has begun in Western Europe since Israel's third war with Hamas. Is it physically violent? More than it used to be. Does it have political teeth? No. Does it remind me of every incident since I was eight years old. Yes. How does it make me feel? Like I said at the top - it's complicated - but it reinforces for me the knowledge that being hated is part of being Jewish. How does that make you feel?' One aspec... more »

The sinister treatment of dissent at the BBC per Nick Cohen in Comment is free at The Guardian

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
This is a must read article for anyone who still believes that the BBC are the good guys. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/08/bbc-whistleblowers-jimmy-savile

At the going down of the sun...

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 16 hours ago
With respect and condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron, Canadian Special Operations Regiment, Petawawa, Ontario. Audeamus


Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 17 hours ago
There was a sign on an office door at one of my universities that stated "Nothing destroys a beautiful hypothesis like an ugly fact." This is where we are in Canada right now. The crude hypothesis the current government saw was that great mass of oil and gas sitting under Alberta (and a few other places) was going to make everyone rich. They looked at the numbers, talked to their corporate

Aisha North: A short update on the energies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
https://aishanorth.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/a-short-update-on-the-energies-85/ *A short update on the energies * by Aisha North March 7, 2015 in Channelings Once more the anticipation will seem to be rising alongside with the incoming flux of energetic missives coming your way, and rightly so. For once more you stand on the cusp of a momentous occasion, one where you will all feel elevated in the very best sense of the word as these projections of light continue to enlighten the very rock upon which you stand. And yes, we do mean that in a very literal sense beside the more esot... more »

Tzu Chi finally facing the heat?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*Tea farms in Nantou.* SETV has a report on complaints about Tzu Chi, showing their Tanzi operation, which is right by my house. I have long wondered when the Buddhist charitable foundation was going to face criticism from locals. Criticism was sparked in Taipei over a land deal in Neihu. The Taipei Times reported: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation owns 29 plots of land in a geologically sensitive area in Taipei, and it might have exchanged benefits with a private firm during its acquisition of the land, an environmentalist said yesterday. A dispute is raging between ... more »

Headpieces Filled With Straw

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
https://www.learningpod.com/ For the second year in a row, Andrew Coyne was underwhelmed by the Manning Conference. It used to be, he writes, the home of the Conservative Party in exile: It was the place where Conservatives, starved for talk about ideas by a leadership that long ago declared its contempt, not just for ideas, but even for the idea of ideas, mingled with conservatives, the broader movement outside the party, and recalled a time when it was still permissible to think that governments are elected to change things, not ju... more »

Nick Cohen on the BBC's crackdown on dissent

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
There's a very strong attack on the BBC from Nick Cohen on the *Guardian * website headlined *The sinister treatment of dissent at the BBC* (h/t Guest Who at *Biased BBC*): Nobody from John Humphrys in the morning to Evan Davis at night dares mention a scandal at the BBC. It undermines their reporting of every abuse whistleblowers reveal. It reinforces the dirty common sense of British life that you must keep your head down if you want to keep your job. The scandal is simply this: the BBC is forcing out or demoting the journalists who exposed Jimmy Savile as a voracious abuser of g... more »

DCNS Selected, Through A Multinational Consortium, to Contribute to the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Horizon class DDG]DCNS will provide its leading-edge expertise as a naval systems prime contractor to contribute both to the definition and specification and to the integration and test of the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence architectures. The single-award firm-fixed-price contract has a four-year base period of performance, two one-year options plus one eight-month option, and a total contract value of $77 million if all options are exercised. NATO’s goal is to integrate existing and future national weapon systems, sensors, command and control systems with the NATO Battle M... more »

Pegasus grounded: vital Trident bomb project 'on hold' after problems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Vanguard class SSBN]A top-secret £634 million project vital for renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system has been halted following design and management difficulties, according to the government's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). This could undermine the UK government's entire plan to replace Trident, say critics. They are demanding investigations by the National Audit Office and by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The MoD insisted that work towards replacing Trident was continuing, though it was being kept "under close review". Insiders, however, have claimed that key... more »

Keel-laying ceremony for Navy’s newest attack sub

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: USS Colorado keel laying]The keel of the nation’s 15th Virginia-class attack submarine named for Colorado is being laid at the Rhode Island manufacturing plant for General Dynamics Electric Boat. The construction milestone is being marked Saturday at the North Kingstown shipyard. Annie Mabus, daughter of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, is the ship’s sponsor. She will authenticate the keel by chalking her initials onto a metal plate. The initials are welded and the plate is permanently affixed to the ship. Read more

Graphs at a glance: Office for National Statistics shows people in the bottom 10% areas of deprivation can expect 18 fewer years of health than those in the top decile, and 9 fewer years of life.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 19 hours ago
It is not just money the poorest get the least of. It is also life itself. Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show life expectancy drops dramatically in areas of greater deprivation. Perhaps that's not news for many of you. However, even more dramatic is the drop in the number of healthy years people in the lower deciles of deprivation can expect. (The ONS measures "Healthy Life

Al Obama's & Sheikh Netanyahu's ISIS Military Advisors Have Been Arrested In Mosul

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "US, Israeli Military Advisors Accused of Aiding ISIL Arrested In Iraq" Sputniknews, March 7, 2015:* Three of the arrested military advisors are dual citizens of the United States and Israel, while the fourth advisor is from a Persian Gulf country, Iraq’s Sarma News Agency said. The foreign military advisors were captured in a headquarters, from where the Islamic State organized its military operations in Iraq’s Northern Province of Nineveh. The arrests were made during the Operation, codenamed "The Sting of a Scorpion". A number of other Islamic State fight... more »

Blast from the Past: Byoritsu oil refinery, Miaoli, 26 May, 1945

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
Wiki says: *Scope and content*: Spectacular crash at Byoritsu oil refinery, Formosa, was photographed by a B-25 of the 5th Air Force's 345th Bomb Group on 26 May 1945. Just as it released its string of parafrags B-25 NO. 192 was hit by flak from a camouflaged battery and trails smoke. A gaping hole is visible on the piolot's side. *General notes*: The aircraft visible is the North American B-25J-10-NC Mitchell (s/n 43-36192) "Jaunty Jo". Crew : 2/Lt Robert J. Knauf Pilot, 2/Lt Martin H. Mulner Jr. Co-Pilot, 1/Lt Lloyd E. Bodell Navigator, Cpl Harold O. Montville Eng/Gunner, Sgt Te... more »

Berlin alarmed by U.S. general's distortions, warmongering

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Last September, the Minsk v1.0 ceasefire was a partial success. It decreased the intensity of fighting along the Ukrainian-Novorussian frontline. But what was left was still a nontrivial amount of war which gradually rose and the situation returned where it was before. But you can still see that many lives were saved by the deescalation negotiated in Minsk. So far, the Minsk v2.0 accords seem to be even more successful. Novorussia claims that it has already removed all the relevant military vehicles from the frontline and Kiev is close to that outcome, too. There's almost no shooti... more »

Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance To The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
After Weingarten and Ravitch came out for the 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 philanthropy. The ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The oil that fueled Calgary's housing boom has created the conditions for a bust. Genworth MI Canada Inc., the country's largest non- government mortgage insurer, said last week it's preparing for more losses this year and into 2016. Home Capital Group Inc. (HCG.TO), the largest non-bank mortgage lender, is tightening standards ...

It turns out the eight-month old baby that tragically died in Fort McMurray on the weekend was exposed to a toxic substance that was brought in from Pakistan. Brad Grainger from the Fort McMurray fire department says the family brought the insecticide home from Pakistan, where they were on vacation. He adds ...

Edmoton, 11 Jumadil Awwal 1436/2 March 2015 (MINA) - The plight of losing two kids and struggling to preserve the lives of three others has devastated a Canadian Muslim family after being exposed to a deadly pesticide used to kill bedbugs. "The family is devastated," Mike Alle

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