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Monday, March 9, 2015

9 Mar - Blogs I'm Following

11:27pm MDST

Saudi Arabia Is Expecting An Iranian Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 27 minutes ago
*US News and World Report/Al-Monitor:** Saudi Arabia Prepares for Iranian Nuclear Deal* *Saudi Arabia has been pulling out the diplomatic stops in anticipation of what it sees as an unfavorable nuclear deal between the West and Iran.Saudi Arabia is quietly preparing for an international nuclear agreement with Iran that it fears will rehabilitate its Shiite Persian rival. King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud's approach eschews the public spectacle of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress (indeed, the Saudis don't want any association with Israel) and inst... more »

Inequality 23: On Poverty, Agriculture and Motorcycles

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 hour ago
Last month, I attended the UPSE-Ayala Corporation Lecture on the Philippine Economic Performance, with NEDA Director General and my former PDE teacher, Dr. Arsenio Balisacan as main speaker. The event was held at Intercon Hotel in Makati, it was an SRO crowd. The panel of reactors were also high profile, like former NEDA chief Dr. Ciel Habito, former DOF UnderSecretary Romy Bernardo, WB-Philippines chief economist Dr. Karl Chua. Romy wrote his piece about that forum in BWorld, *There’sroom to grow some more, if..., *March 08, 2015. He also showed these three charts with these note... more »

Poll: U.S. Public Skeptical That A Nuclear Deal With Iran Will Stop Them From Developing A Nuclear Bomb

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*NBC*:* Poll: 71% Say Iran Deal Won't Make a Real Difference in Preventing Bomb* *Most Americans believe that a nuclear deal with Iran would not make a real difference in preventing that country's production of a nuclear weapon, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.* *Seventy-one percent of Americans say that the nuclear negotiations, which are backed by the Obama administration and strongly opposed by most Republicans, will not make a real difference in affecting Iran's potential production of a nuclear weapon. About a quarter of respondents - 24 percent - disagree. *... more »

President Obama Accuses U.S. Senate Republicans Of Interfering In His Negotiations With Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*BBC*: *Obama mocks Republican letter to Iran over nuclear talks* *US President Barack Obama has criticised a letter from Republican senators to Iran, accusing them of "interfering" in ongoing nuclear talks.* *He said the 47 senators made an "unusual coalition" with Iran's hard-line religious leaders.* *The letter reminds Iran that any deal is just an executive agreement unless it gets congressional approval.* *Talks on Iran's nuclear programme are at a critical stage, with an outline agreement due on 31 March.* *WNU Editor:* The U.S. media is on board with the White House in cr... more »

what is it ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Rhodope alien skull

Iraqi Soldiers Are Not Showing Up To Be Trained By U.S. Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (left) confers with his French counterpart, Gen. Pierre de Villiers, aboard the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Press TV *CBS News*:* U.S. advisers "waiting" for Iraqi troops to show up* *BAGHDAD -- As the battle for the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit enters its second week, U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said putting more American boots on the ground wasn't the answer.* *CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports there are already mor... more »

Culture Watch: Land sakes alive, how I remember that $24.95 diner cheeseburger that I never had!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Illustration by Gary Taxali *by Ken* For the benefit of those to whom it has never occurred that someday they may look back nostalgically on that cheeseburger at a diner on 57th Street that cost $24.95 as, you know, *a cheeseburger at a diner on 57th Street that cost $24.95*, I present the first paragraph of Ian Frazier's "Shouts and Murmurs" piece, "Of Younger Days," in the March 16 *New Yorker*: When I was sixty-three, a cheeseburger at a diner on Fifty-seventh Street cost $24.95, you could ride the Staten Island Ferry for free, and a kid could get a pretty decent college educa... more »

Poking Russia with a Hot Stick

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
The US is sending 3,000 troops and over 100 armored vehicles to the Baltics for three months of NATO exercises. Former US diplomat James Jatras believes the move will further fuel tensions between Russia and the West.

Another Major Petroleum Pipeline Spill In Alberta, 17000 Barrels(2, 700,000 litres) almost 3 million litres spilled

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 4 hours ago
*Estimate of Seal Field petroleum spill now 17,000 barrels* "*About 17,000 barrels of petroleum product spilled into the muskeg at Murphy Oil’s heavy oil operations in the Seal Field 80 kilometres southeast of Peace River.* *The company reported a much smaller spill Friday (about 87 barrels) of condensate. But over the weekend, the leaks at three spots along a pipeline were discovered to be much larger.* *The leaks of natural gas condensate “occurred over an extended period of time” and the company is still trying to determine details, says the release.* *“The extent and duration ... more »

fear is the mind killer

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” Muad'Dib

Iraq Praises Iran's Help In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Iraq's Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi (R) speaks during a news conference with U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey in Baghdad March 9, 2015. Dempsey, the top U.S. military officer, said on Monday that Islamic State would be defeated, as he visited Baghdad during an offensive against the radical insurgents which has seen Washington's military role overshadowed by Iran. Ahmed Saad/Reuters *Newsweek:* *Iraq Praises Iran's Help in Fight Against ISIS* *Iraq’s minister of defense on Monday praised Iran’s contributions in the battle against the Islamic State (ISIS), according to the Asso... more »

Elements of possession

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
R. v. Midwinter, 2015 ONCA 150 [12] To establish personal possession for the purposes of s. 4(3) of the *Criminal Code*, the Crown must establish that the accused had both control over and knowledge of the thing: *R. v. Morelli*, 2010 SCC 8, at para. 15. Control refers to power or authority over the thing, whether exercised or not: *R. v. Chalk*, 2007 ONCA 815, 88 O.R. (3d) 448 (C.A.), at para. 19. [13] In the context of data contained in an electronic file, in order to commit the offence of possession of child pornography, one must knowingly acquire the underlying d... more »

Orgasm: The Cure for Hunger in the Western Woman

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Video -* A TED Talk by Nicole Daedone focusing on the intersection between orgasm, intimacy, and life. The post Orgasm: The Cure for Hunger in the Western Woman appeared first on Waking Times.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Tikrit Enters Its Second Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Voice of America*:* Battle for Tikrit Enters Second Week * *A week into the ground campaign for Tikrit, Iraqi forces and allied Shi'ite militias continue to clash with Islamic State group militants on the city's outskirts in an attempt to regain territory one outlying town at a time.The coalition is battling for al-Dour and Albu Ajil, where IS snipers are hampering efforts to clear the towns of the rebel extremists.Thousands of troops launched Iraq's largest anti-IS offensive last Sunday to reclaim Tikrit, a strategic stronghold between government-controlled Baghdad to the so... more »

Protests Continue in Sicily at US Space Tech Base

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
A hundred miles off the coast of Africa, the American military has built a base in Niscemi, Sicily. Behind the cordoned-off facility, there is a new war instrument called the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). MUOS is used for drone-to-Earth communication. The MUOS is an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) (300 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range) SATCOM system, primarily serving the Pentagon. Intended primarily for mobile users (e.g. aerial and maritime platforms, ground vehicles, and dismounted soldiers), MUOS will extend users' voice, data, and video communications beyond their lines-of-sigh... more »

Qatar's Leaders Are Blackmailed By The CIA And Mossad

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
Source: MEMRI TV.

Translink Yes Side Coalition Goes To The Gutter To Slime The Messenger

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 5 hours ago
*Anti-TransLink voice defends pro-tax past* *Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980* *Charmaine de Silva* *March 09, 2015 02:18 pm* * [image: Anti-TransLink voice defends pro-tax past] **With the “No” side appearing to gain momentum in the transit funding plebiscite, questions are being raised about the man behind the anti-tax campaign.* *Before Jordan Bateman was a crusader for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, he was collecting a salary on the public dime.* *A one-term councillor in Langley Township, he voted in favour of a four percent property tax hike and even cautiously su... more »

The Economy: “Preparing For Financial Disaster”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Preparing For Financial Disaster”* by Dr. Jeff Lewis “The other day, I overheard a conversation among a group of concerned Californians. They were having a debate about how they might be prepared for the next really big earthquake. Most folks living in the North Ridge area, and where I am located in northern California, are certain that the ‘big one’ will hit some day. There are probabilities based on geological historic data. Based on that data, we know it will happen, we just don’t know when. Consequently, the majority do nothing about it. For a variety of reasons, it always m... more »

Quote of the afternoon: On justifying the #SurveillanceState

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
“When you justify security measures with quotes from *Leviathan*, you should remember what the Leviathan is.” - Keith Ng, *On Point* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Hypocrisy Marches On

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 5 hours ago
Nobody ever promised you a bridge-crossing from mendacity to truth, people. As a matter of fact, President Obama admitted as much Saturday during his Selma speech. While his dulcet words now waft high above the Homeland, waiting to be chiseled into the marble halls of his library shrine (if not into the hearts and minds of the populace), one of his sentences remains as firmly grounded in the American soil as a patch of ineradicable Alabama kudzu: *Look at our history. We are Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, pioneers who braved the unfamiliar, followed by a stampede of farmers and min... more »

Jailbait : Sinatra, Saville and International Sex Trafficking

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"This is the only place in America where you can walk across the lobby and get locked up for violating the Mann Act"* *- Chaiman of the Board of Showbusiness,* *Mr. Frances "Frank" Sinatra,* *Celebrity Room, Cal-Neva Lodge, Lake Tahoe,* *August 15 1961* Agent Marilyn, Sinatra and Friend. *"That Frank, he wants more money, he wants this, he wants that, he wants more girls, he wants ... I don't need that or him. I broke my ass when I was talking to him in New York..."* *- Sam Giancana,* *FBI Federal Wiretap* *Week preceding October 31 1962.* *From Left to Right :* *Lt. Col Michael ... more »

Putin signs law on ratification of $100 billion BRICS New Development Bank deal

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
Reuters/Paulo Whitakerhttp://rt.com/news/238981-putin-signs-brics-bank/ *Putin signs law on ratification of $100 billion BRICS New Development Bank deal* Published time: March 09, 2015 14:30 Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying the deal establishing the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), according to a document published on Monday on Russia's official website for legal information. The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) was set up to challenge two major Western-led giants – the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. NDB's key role will be to serve as a ... more »

Claiming Your Gifts...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
http://thegoldenlightchannel.com/morning-messages-claim-your-gifts/ *Claiming Your Gifts... From Peggy Black's Morning Messages* We are here, streaming energy, offering suggestions and gentle reminders that you are a multidimensional being of great skill with a great desire to serve. These are miraculous, wondrous times. Humans are expanding into their full powerful potential as the multidimensional beings they truly are. Your news offers examples of the incredible abilities of multidimensional beings, the story of the young blind man who senses sound vibrations bouncing off objec... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Robin Wright, New Yorker*: *The Test in Tikrit* *Tikrit, the city on the Tigris ninety miles north of Baghdad, has long served as a symbol of Iraq’s ancient past. More recently, Saddam Hussein was born in one of its suburbs, and he was buried there after his execution, in 2006. Now Tikrit has become the test of Iraq’s future.* *On March 1st, Iraq launched its first major offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham since the movement seized a third of the country, last summer. The goal is to take back Tikrit, a city of a quarter million people, as the first step in rec... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*The Town From "True Blood" Is Filled With Toxic Explosives the EPA Fears Will Blow Up ~Tim Murphy, Mother Jones* ~For the past few years, tiny Doyline, Louisiana, best known as the Southern Gothic setting of HBO's *True Blood*, has been perched next to a powder keg. Next month, the Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether to light a match. In 2012, an explosion at Camp Minden, a former military base just outside of town that had become a hub for munitions contractors, sent a 7,000-foot mushroom cloud into the Louisiana sky. The blast rattled homes as far away as Arkansas...more »

Would You Take a Donation from this Man?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Tony Blair wants to give 106 Labour candidates fighting marginal seats a thousand quid. For CLPs used to campaigning on a shoestring, that could stretch a long way. Yet because this largesse comes from Blair's pockets, some parliamentary candidates have a problem with it. All perfectly principled reasons of course, and I respect the right of these comrades to snub the cash. *But they're wrong to do so*. We know Blair is a problematic character for a lot of Labour members and supporters for all sorts of reasons, not least the Iraq war. Yet this is a problem not shared by everyone. B... more »

Clark backs right to unions, except for care-home workers

paul at Paying attention - 6 hours ago
Union rights for construction trades... but not for these women Photo: NS News It’s tough to buy Premier Christy Clark’s sudden commitment to people’s right to organize a union. Not when her government continues to make it impossible for thousands of low-paid workers in seniors’ care homes to join a union and freely negotiate workable collective agreements. Clark over-ruled B.C. Hydro, the provincial bureaucracy and several cabinet ministers last week and ordered the Crown corporation to ease its efforts to keep the Site C dam a non-union project. She singled out measures designed t... more »

World News Briefs -- March 9, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Angry White House and G.O.P. Senators Clash Over Letter to Iran* *WASHINGTON — The fractious debate over a possible nuclear deal with Iran escalated on Monday as 47 Republican senators warned Iran against making an agreement with President Obama and the White House accused them of undercutting foreign policy.* *In an exceedingly rare direct congressional intervention into diplomatic negotiations, the Republicans sent an open letter addressed to “leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran” declaring that any agreement could be reversed by the next president “with t...more »

Bread and Circus

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Foodstamps are feeking about half the people in Merica yet it goes on in the portray of a city burning on a hill Some people can watch every milisecond of content] every created as long as they pay the cable bill Are we not certian this condumdrum is the end of the America Empire. Long may she run and there where beautiful legs to numorous to mention

Picture my face a half Century late

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
It the bomb the greatest punk song of all time The Diods shorted out but they left this on permanat cicut board picture my face motherfucker so you do not shoot' me in 2015

The world does not reward those who tell a big lie

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
It History but its true no one in modern histroy ruled the world like the Romans and they just fucked it up over several centuries ooo please tell me that a smart roman could not have us on alpha centorie You see the thing is that this human race is running hard every day to find God and when we speak directly it will be with math we do understand but we are comming closer every day.

US Intelligence in Charge of “Colour Revolutions” (Nothing To See Here. Folks - Move Along!)

Crazed Washington Drives the World to the Final War Another Dubious Jobs ReportAccording 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

The only post you need to read about Hillary's emails...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*and, no - it's not by me.* My friend, *Proof Positive,* took umbrage with my calling this whole email thingy a "tempest in a teapot." Allow me to state that I think what Hillary did re: her emails is an egregious assault against proper behavior for a public official. My question remains whether anything of substance will be done about it. So far, she and Bill have skated out of responsibility for numerous dead bodies *which could total as many as 47*. And Bill got away with lying at his impeachment trial (boys will be boys, doncha know.) Here's what I think. Something will... more »

Will Congress Fix The Voting Rights Act? Oh, Sure-- And They'll Perfect Obamacare The Same Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
George W Bush signs the 2006 Voting Rights Act renewal In July 2006 George W. Bush signed a bill to renew the Voting Rights Act. Earlier that same month it had passed the House 390-33. All 33 NO votes were right-wing Republicans. More than a few of them are still in the House and one, Nathan Deal (R-GA), is now the governor of his state. These 14 racists are still Members of Congress: *•* Joe Barton (R-TX) *•* Mike Conaway (R-TX) *•* Virginia Foxx (R-NC) *•* Trent Franks (R-AZ) *•* Scott Garrett (R-NJ) *•* Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) *•* Sam Johnson (R-TX) *•* Steve King (R-IA) *•* Patrick ... more »

“The Coming Chinese Crackup”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
The Chinese property boom has bust. Chinese malinvestment is beginning to bite hard. Some say the next to crack up is the Chinese Communist Party itself, arguing “the endgame of communist rule in China has begun, and Xi Jinping’s ruthless measures are only bringing the country closer to a breaking point.” For decades the Chinese Communist Party has enjoyed the same deal as Chinese political leadership has since the time of Confucius: they get to live off the backs of others just as long as they deliver the national goals, be they national pride, military success, and/or economic ... more »

US Sends Heavy Armor And 3,000 Soldiers To The Baltic States To 'Deter Russia'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*IBTimes:* *Ukraine Crisis: US Sending 3,000 Troops To Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania For Military Exercises* *The United States is sending 3,000 soldiers near Russia’s doorstep for training exercises with the militaries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Associated Press reported Monday. The deployment by the Pentagon comes amid rising tensions with Russia on the crisis in Ukraine, in which most of the West accuses Moscow of instigating the military conflict between pro-Russia separatists and the Ukrainian military.* *More News On The U.S. Sending Heavy Armor And 3,000 Soldiers To...more »

Philippine President: I Was Fooled About Deadly Botched Commando Raid That Resulted In 44 Police Officers Killed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Philippines' President Benigno Aquino deliver a statement during a national address at the presidential palace in Manila February 6, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco *Reuters: **Manila's Aquino says he was 'fooled' about deadly botched commando raid* *(Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Monday blamed a police general for giving him wrong information about a botched secret mission against Islamic rebels that led to the deaths of 44 commandos.* *Aquino is facing his biggest political crisis over the operation to capture a wanted militant with some lawmakers, Roman C... more »

They’re celebrating in Bangladesh

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
But not in the *Telegraph*: England leave Australia this weekend a laughing stock. At least that is not new territory. [Pic by *Private Eye*. Hat tip Ewen Hill] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Death spiral strangely stable

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Artic ice is in “a death spiral” alleged scientists told the White House – “This situation has the momentum of a runaway train,” they say, which could see the “ ice free as early as 2015”! They forgot to tell the ice. In February, 1940 near-polar sea ice was two metres thick. Seventy five years later, the Navy reports that near-polar Arctic sea ice is two metres thick. Your move, death spiralists. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Bonus quote of the morning: On a Titirangi kauri tree

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
“Lots of people want this 500 year old Kauri tree protected. Should be easy to put some funds together so they can buy the tree.” - Stephen Berry Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

The Roswell Slides and Mummies

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
(Blogger's Note: Although I feel I'm fanning the flames of controversy unnecessarly, I thought there was enough interest in all this to go ahead. Tony Bragalia apparently emailed that to many of us. He gave his permission to reprint it here.) This is a ‘mass email.’ Given the ‘anti-sliders’ group’s belief that the slides depict a mummy and their forthcoming conclusion, here is a summation email that I am forwarding to several interested parties that I have dialoged in the past with to help people to understand that the being shown in the slides is simply not a mummy. One must under... more »

Heavy Fighting Being Reported Between The Philippine Military And Muslim Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Philippine army kills 14 rebels, offensive to push into next week* *(Reuters) - Philippine soldiers killed 14 Muslim guerrillas in an overnight battle to capture a rebel position in the south, an army spokesman said on Saturday, as the number of displaced from the military offensive rose to 80,000.* *The military has mounted air and ground assault on the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), a small but violent splinter group of the largest Muslim guerrilla force in Mindanao, after 44 police commandos were killed in January.* *More News On Heavy Fighting Being ... more »

Homemade fresh Italian sausage...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*lots of work, but worth it.* My first time ever making sausage. Decent Italian sausage is hard to come by and it's very expensive - usually way over $4.00 per pound. I bought two shoulder butts at Costco for $1.59 per pound. I turned one of them into sausage and the other one will become Mexican-style carnitas. The video below is excellent and shows the process using a Kitchen Aid stand mixer with a grinder and sausage stuffing attachment. The only thing he didn't stress was putting the cut up pork into the freezer for about 30 minutes before grinding. My first batch was only... more »

Quote of the morning: On the art of dissembling [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*Question:* You’ve said you’ll resign if there’s mass surveillance by the GCSB. *Key:* Yep. *Question:* Does that promise apply to mass collection of information as well? *Key:* No. - Prime Minister John Key at his Monday media conference UPDATE: Or, in English: NZ PM retracts vow to resign if mass surveillance is shown. [Hat tip Philip Matthews] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

NATO: Russia Is Massing Weapons In Crimea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Crimea (BBC)* *Business Insider*: *Russia is turning Crimea into a forward operating base against NATO* *Russia is heavily militarizing Crimea as a way to project power deep in to the Black Sea, USNI News reports citing supreme commander of NATO Gen. Philip Breedlove. * *“What we have seen is that Crimea has been transformed in some fairly significant ways as far as weapon systems in the Crimea,” Breedlove said during a conference on February 25. * *“These weapon systems — from air defense systems that reach nearly half of the Black Sea to surface attack systems that reach almos... more »

I dig Dig

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Its a new tv or is that term as obsolete as 8 track entertainment show Points to the producers for taking the risk to set in in Israel and to bring every current day conflict as the unspoken element of a a tale that after one episode I can not decode I cant say its ant Semite but sure as hell the people writing this have imagined a flame cage for fundamentalist Christians Cops driving around present day Jerusalem in a mint E28 five series BMW I got to think it was Cuba with capitalists If their is a mecca for Christians its Jerusalem where they out Jew the Jews and deep down is that ... more »

The Economy: "Nasdaq Insiders Are Cashing in Their Chips…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Nasdaq Insiders Are Cashing in Their Chips…"* by Bill Bonner Gualfin, Argentina - “Today, a warning concerning the new highs in the Nasdaq. But first, an update on life at the ranch… We spent the weekend at our “weekend place.” That’s what we call the house we built in an even remoter area of our ranch – about two hours on horseback farther up the valley. We built the house – out of adobe and stone – to test out some Roman-era building techniques (vaulted ceilings, arches and a dome; wood is used only for lintels) and to explore the outer limits of minimalist living. No central ... more »

Betraying America

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Bertram Gross wrote in his 1980 book *Friendly Fascism:* “Looking at the present, I see a more probable future: a new despotism creeping slowly across America. Faceless oligarchs sit at command posts of a corporate-government complex that has been slowly evolving over many decades. In efforts to enlarge their own powers and privileges, they are willing to have others suffer the intended or unintended consequences of their institutional or personal greed. For Americans, these consequences include chronic inflation, recurring recession, open and hidden unemployment, the poisoning of... more »

Idiocracy: Food Packaging Should Have Traffic Light Labels?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Heather Callaghan* - "Should food products be labeled with traffic light symbols to make health-related information on ingredients easier to understand?" The post Idiocracy: Food Packaging Should Have Traffic Light Labels? appeared first on Waking Times.

Russia President Putin Admits That Plans To Annex Crimea Were Set Into Motion After The Collapse Of The Ukraine Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*BBC*: *Putin reveals secrets of Russia's Crimea takeover plot* *Vladimir Putin has admitted for the first time that the plan to annex Crimea was ordered weeks before the referendum on self-determination.* *Crimea was formally absorbed into Russia on 18 March, to international condemnation, after unidentified gunmen took over the peninsula.* *Mr Putin said on TV he had ordered work on "returning Crimea" to begin at an all-night meeting on 22 February.* *The meeting was called after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted.* *Speaking last year, Mr Putin had said only ... more »

Israelis Agree: Americans Are Mindless Dupes!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I am really troubled these days about how people are walking around like mindless zombies and unaware about what is really happening around our planet... Or in most cases, just do not give a damn! It is especially shocking when I try to explain to people exactly what that fraud "ISIS" is really all about... In most cases, I get a wild eyed stare, or in some cases many just say "I don't want to hear it!"... I am at a loss at how dumbed down most people are and how they will do nothing to stop what the criminal Jewish elite have planned for all of us.... Yes, Most Canadians are truly... more »

The Fundamental Ideas of the Modern Monetary System

WTStaff at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Short Film - *To understand why waves of economic crisis have and will continue to happen, we need to recognize the fundamental ideas of our modern monetary system. This film was created for this purpose. The post The Fundamental Ideas of the Modern Monetary System appeared first on Waking Times.

Drought fighters

risa bear at A Way to Live - 10 hours ago
Drought fighters. Mulching the paths -- not so much to hold down weeds yet -- they aren't sprouting; it's too dry out. The soil is turning into dust and I want to lock in all the moisture I can while I can. The beds are not as bad, because they already have a lot of organic matter in them. And I don't want to mulch them in the spring months as they need to heat up in the sun. This paper is 3-ply feeds sacks, not coated with wax or plastic, cut apart to get six sheets per sack. We're covering the paths with paper and straw. This will cool the paths and lock in moisture. It's not... more »

Supplemental: We love the smell of blood in the morning!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015Charles Blow visits Selma:* In this morning’s column, Charles Blow takes a fairly standard approach to the weekend’s events in Selma. Right at the start of his column, he “imagines the horror of that distant day.” He then imagines the work which remains to be done by “the activists of the moment,” though he can't seem to say what it is. This represents a fairly standard approach. In our view, it’s problematic: BLOW (3/9/15): As our van in the presidential motorcade reached the crest of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., and began the descent toward t... more »

March 9: How to not tell the truth without actually lying...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 10 hours ago
BBC News - today. "Putin reveals secret of Russia's plot to take over Ukraine" Ooooh. - secret - plot - take over.. those words are evil, and they tell us Russia is evil. And the general tone is that Russia has created the whole Ukraine problem. Yes, it must have. That's what evil people do. Also included as part of the story is a quite unrelated and unproven story of hordes of Russian soldiers appearing in Ukraine. Well, that proves it all. Russia is evil. It created the crisis. Good thing our side, which never attacks other countries, is there. There are no, real lies in there. ... more »

Amercia's Middle East Allies Fear That The U.S. Is Soft On Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about Iran during his meeting with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington March 3, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque *Jim Michaels, USA Today*: *Analysis: More Mideast allies fear U.S. soft on Iran* *WASHINGTON — Israel is not the only vital American ally in the Middle East increasingly alarmed that the U.S. is working too closely with Iran. So are America's most important Arab partners.* *Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has trumpeted his worries about a U.S.-Iranian nuclear deal, most re... more »

Sunny day for a walk!

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

Not Too Late For Ted Cruz To Win The Republican Nomination?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Last year I was certain that Ted Cruz's ruthlessness and willingness to pander to the most extreme factions of the neo-fascist right would trump the big money Establishment Republicans who, at the time, were lining up behind Jeb Bush and Chris Christie. Christie is no longer a factor, Bush hasn't caught fire and Cruz could still pull it off-- but right now the front-runner has got to be ridiculous Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The most recent Quinnipiac poll-- March 5-- shows Walker a nose ahead of Bush among GOP voters. *•* Scott Walker- 18% *•* Jeb Bush- 16% *•* Chris Christ... more »

Washington’s Al Qaeda Ally Now Leading ISIS in Libya

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 11 hours ago
Eric Draitser The revelations that US ally Abdelhakim Belhadj is now leading ISIS in Libya should come as no surprise to those who have followed US policy in that country, and throughout the region. It illustrates for the umpteenth time that Washington has provided aid and comfort to precisely those forces it claims to be fighting around the world. According to recent reports, Abdelhakim Belhadj has now firmly ensconced himself as the organizational commander of the ISIS presence inside Libya. The information comes from an unnamed US intelligence official who has confirmed that ... more »

U.S. Senate Warns Iran That Any Nuclear Deal Will Need To Be Confirmed By The U.S. Senate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Republicans warn Iran against nuclear deal with Obama* *(Reuters) - Republican senators warned Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal made with U.S. President Barack Obama could last only as long as he remains in office, in an unusual intervention into U.S. foreign policy-making.* *The letter, signed by 47 U.S. senators, says Congress plays a role in ratifying international agreements and points out that Obama will leave office in January 2017, while many in Congress will remain in Washington long after that.* *WNU Editor*: I am sure that the Iranians know that any treat... more »

A few of their favourite things

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
In view of the recent cluster of reports from Gaza commemorating the six-month ‘anniversary’ of the end of the last “Gaza war”, it’s “surprising” that the BBC hasn’t shown any interest in a piece in Ha’aretz (their favourite Israeli news source) about another favourite of theirs, the EU. It’s significant in that it’s almost unique, therefore, one would assume, newsworthy. Envoys from the five largest European Union members - Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain have praised Israel and criticised the Palestinian authority. Yes. Praised Israel and criticized the Palestinian ... more »

President Obama Declares Venezuela A Threat To U.S. National Security

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Obama declares Venezuela a threat to U.S. national security* *(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Monday declaring Venezuela a national security threat, sanctioning seven individuals and expressing concern about the Venezuelan government's treatment of political opponents.* *"Venezuelan officials past and present who violate the human rights of Venezuelan citizens and engage in acts of public corruption will not be welcome here, and we now have the tools to block their assets and their use of U.S. financial systems," White House spokes...more »

World News Briefs -- March 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Foreign ministers of the Arab League take part in an emergency meeting at the League's headquarters in Cairo March 9, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany *Reuters*: *Arab League calls for multinational force to fight militants* *(Reuters) - The Arab League called for the creation of a regional force to combat militants as countries face a growing threat from Islamic State and other groups.* *The ultra-radical group has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria and splinter groups in other countries like Egypt and Libya have pledged allegiance to it. Yemen's al Qaeda in the Arab... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
IJS Jane's 360 *Sputnik:* *US, Russia Remain World’s Top Arms Exporters – Annual Arms Trade Report* *Russia is the world’s second largest arms exporter, while the United States remains on top.* *Russia remains the world’s second largest arms exporter after the United States, according to the 2014 annual defense trade report conducted by research company IHS Inc.* *“Russia had a record year – the country’s arms export in 2014 was $10 billion, a 9-percent increase compared to 2013,” the IHS report said.* *Largest buyers of Russian arms in 2014 were China ($2.3 billion), India (... more »

What a Shtty Person!

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
If you didn't read my take-down, yesterday, of US-American right-winger Kurt Schlicter (and judging from my stats, most of you didn't) you'd have read that Mr. Schlicter denies the following: - global warming - that the war on terror is bullshit - rape culture - racism On top of all that, he says that feminism and "liberal" males are responsible for most sexual assaults, that all poor people are lazy scammers and that all "illegal" aliens should be deported. You know, given the catastrophic consequences of global warming for subsequent generations of humanity, I probab... more »

No Electricty, No Money – Island Community a True Example of Off-Grid Living

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Lorraine Chow* - At 12 miles long and 3 miles wide, Lasqueti’s about the same size and shape as Manhattan, but that’s about the only thing the islands have in common. The post No Electricty, No Money – Island Community a True Example of Off-Grid Living appeared first on Waking Times.

Guest Editorial on the Ethics of How to Balance Risks and Chances of Benefits in Neurosurgery with High Stakes

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 13 hours ago
When you're a medical ethics or bioethics researcher, it is always an important proof of the value of what you do when policy makers and professionals in the fields you relate to find your ideas relevant to consider in their decision-making. Therefore, I'm pretty happy and proud about this recent publication: On kind invitation by the editor in chief, I have written a guest editorial for the European neurosurgery journal, *Acta Neurochirurgica*, and yesterday it went online. The title is 'The ethics of “primo non nocere”, professional responsibility and shared decision making in... more »

EU President Wants A European Army

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*EU Observer*: *EU commission chief makes case for European army* *European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said the EU should establish its own army to show Russia it is serious about defending European values.* *In an interview with Die Welt am Sonntag, Juncker said "Europe has lost a huge amount of respect. In foreign policy too, we don't seem to be taken entirely seriously."* *An army would allow the EU to react in a "credible manner" to threats to peace in a member state or in a neighbouring country, he noted.* *"You would not create a European army to use it im... more »

Stephen Lendman is an unfettered journalist of current events. He writes in short paragraphs of only one or two sentences. Each of his paragraphs reveal something profound. He used to publish on OpedNews but now posts only on his blog. Here Paul Craig Roberts has reposted his latest. It’s about our lying government. Stephen says that Obama is a congenital liar. But he reports that: “Scholars recently rated John Kerry America’s worst Secretary of State in the past 50 years – along with Hillary Clinton perhaps the worst two ever.” Americans and Russians should take heed.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ *As Stephen Lendman makes clear, the Obama regime is a congenital liar. * ------------------------------ March 6, 2015 | Guest Contributions | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter As Stephen Lendman makes clear, the Obama regime is a congenital liar. The Great American Lying Machine by Stephen Lendman It’s unprecedented in outrageous lies on Ukraine. Everything from calling US-installed Nazis democrats to phantom Russian hordes pouring across the border Wehrmacht-style. US officials recite one Big... more »

Zen and the Art of Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - With a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul, I submit to you, you who are proactive and willing to take up the arduously Hurculean task of being the change you wish to see in the world The post Zen and the Art of Standing on the Shoulders of Giants appeared first on Waking Times.

Weaponize It!

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - It doesn’t matter what new technology surfaces, “How can we weaponize it?” is the overarching meme of the “powers that shouldn’t be” of self-appointed overlords. The post Weaponize It! appeared first on Waking Times.

THE CALIBER OF OUR OWN PROFESSORS: Pampered, privileged, overpaid, poor?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015Part 1—Calling Professor Guinier:* Lani Guinier is a professor at Harvard Law School—has been since 1998. Her latest book notwithstanding, her professional work isn’t heavily involved with K-12 public education. In fairness, there is no particular reason to expect her to have much to say about the functioning of American public schools. That said, Guinier was recently asked about public schools on C-Span’s monthly program, In Depth. Midway through her three-hour tour, a caller from New York City lamented “the miseducation of African-American students.” “We a... more »

The only Škoda Superb in the U.S.

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Škoda Cars, a part of the VW-Audi group, is usually voted as the most recognized Czech brand these days. It produces something over 1 million vehicles a year. You could think that you may buy anything in the U.S. – but you can't. At least when it comes Škoda's mainstream flagship, Škoda Superb, you may find one piece in the U.S. This Gentleman bought the top edition named Laurin & Klement (after the name of the car company up to the 1920s) in the U.K. where Škoda is winning many "happiest consumers brand" [top 3 places, in fact] and "car of the year" contests (not sure why he didn... more »

Mariann G. Wizard : Richard Lee, 1940-2014: Farewell to an enemy of the State

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 14 hours ago
‘His life was tempered by his grasp of history, his sense of justice, and his refusal to conform.’ By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | March 10, 2015 In writing this remembrance, I had vital assistance from Robert … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard : Richard Lee, 1940-2014: Farewell to an enemy of the State

No More U.S. Über Alles

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Just maybe some in Europe are figuring it all out they might be realizing that the crazy elements inside the US governing oligarchy are a dark noose around the necks of the world These crazy cats now running the Koch Industries owned Congress want war with everybody Iran, Russia, Venezuela, Syria, North Korea and more Maybe Germany and a few more in Europe realize that their future is with Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and others.... Obama's 'pivot' to encircle Beijing and Moscow be damned The news that some in Europe want a separate EU military likely means they don'... more »

The British Army To Drop To Its Lowest Numbers In 250 years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Soldiers of the British Army's 2 Signals Regiment parade marking completion of the unit's eight month Afghanistan tour of duty, in York, northern England May 24, 2013. Reuters/Nigel Roddis *IBTimes*: *British Army Could Be Slashed To Its Smallest Number In 250 Years By End Of The Decade* *Up to 30,000 British army troops could be laid off in coming years, reducing the army’s strength to just 50,000, according to a leading British defense policy think tank. If this happens, the country’s army would be reduced to its lowest numbers since the 1770s, when the U.K. lost its American c... more »

The Age of Cartels

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
*The Creature from Jekyll Island* By Jim White *Liberty Movement Pioneer, G. Edward Griffin on "The Liberty Brothers Radio Show."* These days, it is painfully obvious to most anyone that America has been taken over by Corporations. From food, energy, medicine, entertainment, banking and so on, we are truly, as our guest G. Edward Griffin stated during his interview on The Liberty Brothers Radio Show, living in The Age of Cartels. Ed Griffin is an undisputed pioneer in what is now characterized as the Liberty Movement. When one speaks about those few individuals who were speaki... more »

Lay Down Your Burdens

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Ida Lawrence* - When we take note of the ‘feel’ something or someone has, we’re not talking about physical touch or emotion, we’re talking about inner feeling. Essence, state of being, resonance, energy, vibration… The post Lay Down Your Burdens appeared first on Waking Times.

Hilarion's Weekly Message - March 7-14, 2015

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*HILARION's WEEKLY MESSAGE * *March 7-14, 2015* by Marlene Swetlishoff  Beloved Ones, The passage of time accelerates or rather, has that influence upon your lives. There are many epochs of Earth’s history that are coming into alignment with the current timeline and the information and knowledge that was lost in the mists of antiquity is now being brought back in a revised and updated way. There is a process of integration that is occurring and also a recalibration to the new Earth reality of everyone and everything upon the planet. It is a challenging time for many people throug... more »

Saudi Arabia Is Now The World's 'Biggest Arms Importer'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Saudi Arabia becomes world's biggest arms importer* *Analysts say the middle eastern kingdom overtook India, and along with the United Arab Emirates it imported more defence supplies than all of Europe* *Saudi Arabia overtook India in 2014 as the world’s biggest importer of defence equipment, fuelled by tensions in the Middle East, according to a study published Sunday by respected analysts IHS Jane’s.* *Global defence trade currently stands at $64.4bn, said the report from the London-based defence specialists.* *WNU Editor*: The above BBC video report provides ... more »

The Future Of Iraqi Kurdistan Interview With Columbia University’s David Phillips

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Every Kurd in Iraq aspires for independence one day. In recent years the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has taken steps to build its own economic base to achieve that goal. That has not come without costs as former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki cut off the Kurds’ budget allotment, which provided the vast majority of funds for the region. Then in the summer of 2014 the Kurds were able to occupy much of the disputed territory it claimed as historically theirs as the Iraqi Security Forces collapsed in the face of the insurgent offensive. Kurdish politicians were jubilant over t... more »

Iran Displays Its Newest Land-Based Cruise Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Algemeiner:* *Iran Unveils Surface to Surface Missile With 2500 KM Range; Weapon is Direct Threat to US Vessels in Persian Gulf* *The Defense Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Brigadier General Hussein Dahqan, revealed on Sunday Iran’s new surface-to-surface cruise missile, the “Soumar.”Dahqan also pointed to the Defense Ministry’s new strategy of developing and producing smart weapons for Iran’s armed forces, and introducing a new generation of advanced weapons. He said that the long-range “Soumar” system was developed and produced by the Defense Ministry’s aerospa...more »

The High Cost of EDC's- The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
* Most of the articles focus on the monetary health care costs- My focus is always on the human cost. Because behind those health care dollars spent and profits made is a human being, flesh and blood, dis eased by these petro chemicals. There is an environment dis eased by these chemicals. There are living creatures, fish, farm animals etc dis eased by these petro chemicals* *What is done to all of us by the petrochemical companies in their endless quest for profit taking in every manner imaginable is a crime against humanity- Keep in mind the petrochemical companies are also the ... more »

Rick Perlstein Analyses the Chicago Runoff Election

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* For those who want an up-to-date look at the state-of-play in Chicago's upcoming runoff election, there's no better analyst than Chicago's Rick Perlstein. Above is a conversation between Perlstein and RJ Eskow of *The Zero Hour* on what happened to Rahm and why we should be very optimistic about Chuy Garcia's chances of an upset. (Hint: Harold Washington.) As you listen (warning: audio starts loud), be sure to note the reasons Garcia would make an excellent mayor, just on the merits. That runoff election, by the way, will be April 7 — not long off. If you wish ... more »

China May Invite Japan For World War II Commemorations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *China hints Japan to be invited to war memorial parade* *(Reuters) - China will welcome all national leaders to a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, the foreign minister said on Sunday, the strongest sign yet that it could invite wartime enemy Japan.* *Sino-Japan relations have long been poisoned by what China sees as Japan's failure to atone for its occupation of parts of the country before and during the war, and it rarely misses an opportunity to remind its people and the world of this.* *Update #1*: *China Hints It May Invite... more »

James Corbett On Anarchy And Voluntarism

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
By Dan Dicks James Corbett of "The Corbett Report" explains how the awakening process that he underwent while diving deep into research eventually lead him to the belief that "the only valid basis for human interaction among adults is voluntary participation". Visit PressForTruth.ca Visit CorbettReport.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

China And Japan to Hold Security Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Diplomat*: *For First Time in 4 Years, China and Japan to Hold Security Talks* *Senior Chinese and Japanese officials will meet later this month for a security dialogue.* *For the first time in four years, Chinese and Japanese officials will hold security talks at a high-level, Reuters reported late last week.* *The last time we witnessed any serious engagement between China and Japan on security issues was January 2011 in Beijing. Since then, much has transpired. The Democratic Party of Japan left the building in Tokyo, paving the way for a triumphant return to the top by... more »

A War Of Nerves Between Chinese And Japanese Fighter Pilots

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A pilot inspects a Japanese F-15 fighter jet before it takes off from the Naha Air Base in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. (Ko Sasaki/The New York Times) *New York Times:* *In a Test of Wills, Japanese Fighter Pilots Confront Chinese * *NAHA, Japan — Once a sleepy, sun-soaked backwater, this air base on the southern island of Okinawa has become the forefront of a dangerous test of wills between two of Asia’s largest powers, Japan and China.* *At least once every day, Japanese F-15 fighter jets roar down the runway, scrambling to intercept foreign aircraft, mostly from China. The Japanese p... more »

SC National Guard Drills Door-to-Door ''Wellness Checks''

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Brandon Turbeville In yet another example of the growing trend of the process of acclimatization of the general public to an open military presence on American streets as well as greater cooperation between the US Military and civilian law enforcement, South Carolina was recently the scene of a statewide “emergency preparedness” drill that incorporated both of these aspects in a visible form. On March 7, 2015, the state-wide drill, entitled Operation Vigilant Guard, took place under the pretext of preparation for the inevitable destruction a hurricane would bring to South Caroli... more »

Sometimes Wisdom Comes With Age

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://thetyee.ca/ The conventional wisdom holds that Stephen Harper's base is old and intellectually lazy. I suspect that's true. But we need be neither physically nor intellectually frail as we age. Michael Clague, who will turn 75 this year, reminds us of that simple truth. He certainly carries no brief for Harper's anti-government: The very idea of government that Mr. Harper conveys is not in the tradition of our three great parties. His Conservative party campaigns on being anti-government. Previous debates among Progres... more »

Nearly At ‘Full Employment’? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment Numbers Are A Massive Lie

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Michael Snyder On Friday, we learned that the official “unemployment rate” has fallen to 5.5 percent. Since an unemployment rate of 5 percent is considered to be “full employment” by many economists, many in the mainstream media took this as a sign that the U.S. economy has almost fully “recovered” since the last recession. In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal, some Federal Reserve officials believe that "the U.S. economy is already at full employment." But how can this possibly be? It certainly does not square with reality. Personally, I know people that have been ... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Here are the Issues That Will Win the Hearts of College Kids in 2016* Zachary Burns, a babyfaced redhead, has only been on this earth 19 years, yet he knows enough to want to go back to the good old days in America. “I read in history textbooks that America was once expanding and booming,” said Burns, whose dress shirt and tie clashes with his American flag patterned pants. “Now all I see is gridlock.” Burns, a student at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, was part of a predominantly college-aged crowd who recently attended the largest conservative conference of the year, ... more »

New steps are collectively taken upon the Higher Pathway

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*New steps are collectively taken upon the Higher Pathway* by ÉirePort Stabilisations continue as asynchonicities are resolved. Baricentrics have completed growth phase. Particulates of off resonance have been removed. Dormant pathways now awaken. Dormant Gaia Beings awaken. New steps are collectively taken upon the Higher Pathway. ÉirePort | March 9, 2015 at 12:14 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-ur

Watch This US Navy LCS Handle Some Rough Seas (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
From *Real Clear Defense*: EAST CHINA SEA (March 1, 2015) The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) transits to South Korea where she will participate in the annual U.S.-Republic of Korea Foal Eagle exercise, the first time an LCS will part in this exercise. Currently on a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Asia-Pacific re-balance, Fort Worth is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, proving 7th Fleet will the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future. (U.S. Navy video by Mass ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*German Physical Chemistry Scientist On Proof Of CO2 Forcing: “Measurements Show Exact Opposite”* *A recent publication in Nature purported it had finally detected the radiative forcing of increasing atmospheric CO2.German physical chemist Dr. Siegfried Dittrich slams the media’s assertions of proof that CO2 was guilty of the warming, claiming they are faulty and that they were passed on uncriticallyOnce again a big war-dance is made out of a minute temperature change of only 3 hundredths of one degree Celsius, a change that is well within natural variation. See here for a p... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*New Orleans filmmaker cleared in cold-case murder; false positive highlights limitations of familial DNA searching ~Jim Mustian, N.O. Advocate *

Tinker Bell Tea Party

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TinkandNeverbeast #CollectiveBias There are few movies my daughter loves more than Tinkerbell movies. I love that they are fun and I never have to worry about her watching them. When we heard that a new movie was coming out, Tinker Bell and The NeverBeast, I knew we were going to have to add it to our collection of Tinker Bell movies on the day it came out. My daughter couldn't wait to see the new movie, and so we invited some of her friends over to see it with us. The really fun... more »

Is Incarceration The New Slavery? Does Cheap Labor Explain The U.S.'s High Incarceration Rates?

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
I was reading an article about Massachusetts inmates suing for minimum wage and it started me thinking. The U.S. has the highest incarceration rates in the world. We have about 2.2 million people in prison here. The shockingly high rates started a steep incline shortly after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Sentencing Project charts the incline: Per the NAACP: - African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population - African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites - Together, Africa... more »

Faith in Humanity Restored: The Dancing Man

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
I love 9gag- not just for the laughs, but because occasionally I find a diamond that shines out like a Beacon of Light to the World. This is one of those Gems. NEVER be ashamed of who you are. Thank you Dancing Man for showing the world. love d http://9gag.com/gag/a7yW3ze Dancing Man! It broke my heart when I saw this post first time! But no I feel like justice has been Served! [image: Dancing Man! It broke my heart when I saw this post first time! But no I feel like justice has been Served!]

Transpicuous News, March 8 2015: Assyrian Genocide, Ukrainian "Coal" mines, and Doin' it for Denmark

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Welcome to Transpicuous News on Sunday March 8th, 2015. Assyrian Genocide, Ukrainian "Coal" mines, and doin' it for Denmark..... and NO, Apple is NOT buying up 1/3 of the worlds gold! http://transpicuousnews.blogspot.com/2015/03/transpicuous-news-march-8-2015-assyrian.html News Links for This Week: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Responds to Netanyahu http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/03/04/irans-president-hassan-rouhani-responds-to-netanyahu/ Top 10 Points from Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress Proving He’s Mad http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/03/03/top-10-points-from-netanyahus-spe... more »

EU commission chief makes case for European army

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Jean-Claude Juncker]European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said the EU should establish its own army to show Russia it is serious about defending European values. In an interview with Die Welt am Sonntag, Juncker said "Europe has lost a huge amount of respect. In foreign policy too, we don't seem to be taken entirely seriously." An army would allow the EU to react in a "credible manner" to threats to peace in a member state or in a neighbouring country, he noted. Read more

News, March 4, 2015: Exploding Satellites, Escaping Bacteria, and "Spocking" is "unCanadian"

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Welcome to The Transpicuous News Midweek Report, from Wednesday March 4th, 2015. *Sorry for the delayed posting folks, 100% my fault and I'll try to keep up with things better on my end.* Exploding Satellites, Escaping Bacteria, and "Spocking" is "unCanadian". http://transpicuousnews.blogspot.com/2015/03/transpicuous-news-march-4-2015.html Removing The Shackles Articles: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth- and Google Decides for You. http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.ca/2015/03/the-truth-whole-truth-and-nothing-but.html Iraqi Dinar Revaluation Update: On... more »

MENA Report ( March 9 , 2015 ) - Focus in Iraq / Syria War and Regional Implications, ISIS Global Threat , Iran Nuclear Talks proceeding with the deadline for a framework looming in just a couple of weeks.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Links..... *Without US Backing, Iraqi Troops Near Tikrit**Obama Sends Mixed Signals Over Progress in Iran Talks* *Dispute With Kurds After Canadian Soldier Killed in 'Friendly Fire'* *French PM: ISIS Could Have 10,000 Europeans by Year's End* *Civilian Workers Among 30 Killed in US Strike on ISIS-Held Refinery* More UK Army Personnel Sent to Iraq Iraqi Troops Advance in Tikrit; 95 Killed Syrian Airstrikes Kill at Least 10 EU Accuses Syrian Man of Buying ISIS Oil for Govt; He Denies Charge Air Strike in Syria Hits Nusra Front Camp: Monitor, Sources Tweets.... *The Daily Sta... more »

Greece Reform Proposals rejected by Greece's Creditors ( March 9 , 2015 ) - Eurogroup on Monday March 9 , 2015 unlikely to proceed to any decisions as Greece proposals seem destined to go nowhere fast , referendum unlikely in Greece on fiscal issues ..... QE from the ECB commences and bonds except for Greece catch a bid...... Spain becoming a four party nation with the rise of both Podemos and Ciudadanos..... Austria in focus as gurantees take on new emphasis after HETA debacle

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 20 hours ago
Evening Tweets..... *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 7m7 minutes ago Eurogroup Humiliation Of Greece Complete: The Troika Is Coming Back To Athens http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-0 9/eurogroup-humiliation-greece-complete-troika-coming-back-athens … *zerohedge* Eurogroup Humiliation Of Greece Complete: The Troika Is Coming Back... Having been shamed what seems like numerous times now by the Eurogroup in recent weeks, Greece suffered its greatest humiliation today. First, the farcical renaming of 'Troika' to 'Institutions' was... View on web *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehne... more »

Washington’s Al Qaeda Ally Now Leading ISIS in Libya

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 20 hours ago
*March 9, 2015* (Eric Draitser - NEO) - The revelations that US ally Abdelhakim Belhadj is now leading ISIS in Libya should come as no surprise to those who have followed US policy in that country, and throughout the region. It illustrates for the umpteenth time that Washington has provided aid and comfort to precisely those forces it claims to be fighting around the world. According to recent reports, Abdelhakim Belhadj has now firmly ensconced himself as the organizational commander of the ISIS presence inside Libya. The information comes from an unnamed US intelligence official ... more »

TELDAT and Raytheon move to next phase of Patriot router development

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Patriot Air and Missile Defense System]Raytheon Company and TELDAT successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) phase of their current contract to co-develop and co-produce advanced militarized routers for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. This milestone validates the capability of the TELDAT design to meet all Patriot system requirements and enables the company to transition into the manufacturing and design qualification phase of the program. "It is with great satisfaction that we successfully completed the first batch of military and modern routers ... more »

Close Air Support’ Summit Sparks Nod To Textron’s Scorpion

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh. Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford. National Guard Bureau Chief Army Gen. Frank Grass. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, head of Air Force Air Combat Command. That’s a lot of stars and command authority gathered in one place and they all came together at a week-long summit to discuss the future of one of the military’s most sensitive and important missions: Close Air Support (CAS). Organized by Gen. Welsh; the summit focused on the future of CAS was. Carlisle told us “gaps” were spotted in training and to, some d... more »

Boeing moves ahead with upgrading strategic communications on airborne command post

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: E-4B Nightwatch]Military strategic communications experts at the Boeing Co. are moving forward on a major project to upgrade a low-frequency airborne communications designed to connect U.S. command authorities with submerged ballistic missile submarines in times of national emergency. Officials of the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., announced a $67.4 million contract modification to Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc. in Oklahoma City, Okla., to design and build the low-frequency transmit system for the Air Force E-4B Advanced Airbor... more »

Orbital ATK to build and upgrade aircraft missile-warning in $30.7 million contract

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Missile-defense experts at Orbital ATK Inc. in Clearwater, Fla., will build, upgrade, and repair AN/AAR-47 (V) missile-warning set assemblies under terms of a potential $30.7 million U.S. Navy contract. The AN/AAR-47 is an electronic warfare system that helps protect aircraft from heat-seeking and laser-guided missiles, as well as from unguided munitions by detecting incoming threats, warning the pilot, and dispensing countermeasures. The AN/AAR-47 consists of electro-optical countermeasure sensors, countermeasure signal processors, and countermeasure signal simulators. The system... more »

Project my screen, Lumia 520

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
This blog post is in no way important, especially not for those who don't own a Windows Phone. I just realized how simple it is to project your Windows Phone screen (any model with Windows 8.1) on your Windows PC screen. *Is your humble correspondent the only person in the world who invented this nice arrangement of the tiles with the 2x2 bigger tiles in the middle? ;-)* First, download Project My Screen for your Windows PC. Run it. Press ESC to exit the default full screen mode. Connect your WP phone via USB. If you don't have any old drivers, your WP phone will immediately ask... more »

Seoul says no plan to buy U.S. missile-defense system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: THAAD Launcher]South Korea reaffirmed Monday its long-held stance of not purchasing an advanced missile-defense battery from the United States amid growing calls from its ruling party lawmakers to introduce it to better guard against North Korea's missiles. The U.S. has hinted at the deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery on Korean soil, home to about 28,500 American troops, to better cope with the growing threats of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile capabilities. "The defense ministry has no plan to purchase a THAAD system," ministry spokesman Ki... more »

India turns to FGFA as Rafale deal falters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Dassault Rafale]India is now exploring as an alternative the stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) from Russia as negotiations on Rafale fighter jet deal have run into rough weather recently, leading to delay in finalisation of the contract for supply of 126 fighter planes. The main issue concerns the pricing, which is basically the production cost in India, and Dassault's reluctance to stand guarantee for the 108 fighters to be built by state-run HAL. Rafale was selected for the deal in 2012 but the final contract is yet to be signed. French Defence Minister J... more »

Armed forces face loss of 43,000 personnel, think-tank warns

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HMS Queen Elizabeth II]Britain’s armed forces will be forced to accept £35bn of budget cuts in the next decade and the loss of at least 15,000 troops under even the most benign fiscal scenario, a new report warns. Unless there are significant tax increases or greater government borrowing, the military will face a bleak future, with the loss of about 30,000 military personnel, 13,000 civilian staff and the cancellation of significant equipment projects that could force the closure of shipyards on the Clyde or an end to the British aircraft industry. In a paper published on M... more »

Navy considers ships' future

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HMNZS Te Kaha]The navy is considering its options for replacing its two frigates beyond 2030 - and the future of diving and mine counter-measures support ship, HMNZS Manawanui. The Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Jack Steer, said the issue would be included in the Defence White Paper due at the end of this year. The frigates, Te Mana and Te Kaha, came into service for New Zealand in the 1990s. Read more

Iran Unveils Surface to Surface Missile With 2500 KM Range; Weapon is Direct Threat to US Vessels in Persian Gulf

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Soumar cruise missile]The Defense Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Brigadier General Hussein Dahqan, revealed on Sunday Iran’s new surface-to-surface cruise missile, the “Soumar.” Dahqan also pointed to the Defense Ministry’s new strategy of developing and producing smart weapons for Iran’s armed forces, and introducing a new generation of advanced weapons. He said that the long-range “Soumar” system was developed and produced by the Defense Ministry’s aerospace experts, according to Hezbollah affiliated Al-Manar. The “Soumar” has a range of 2500km, posing a serious... more »

Narendra Modi govt shortlists Larsen & Toubro, Pipavav for Rs 60,000 cr submarine contract

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: S-80 class SSK]The government has shortlisted Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Company, in which the Anil Ambani group firm Reliance Infrastructure has recently acquired management control, for award of a Rs 60,000-crore contract to build six conventional submarines under its Project 75i. According to highly-placed sources, a high-level committee headed by vice-admiral Subhedar, which had inspected both public and private shipyards to shortlist candidates to issue the request for qualification (RFQ) for Project 75i, in its final presentation t... more »

UFO at the Bottom of the Baltic Sea Cuts off Electrical Equipment when Divers get within 200m

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: imagee] Two hundred meters is a huge distance for a powerful field to interfere with our electrics. In fact it links well to the effects reported generated by UFOs and nothing else as well. This will make data gathering much more difficult. Now it think we may be dealing with a crashed UFO covered with a layer of sea silt or ooze that has accumulated for thousands of years. It is certainly not a geological object. One other think, this object is close to neutral density. It failed to deeply gouge the sea floor at all but appears to have merely flattened the sea flo... more »

How Was The Great Pyramid At Giza Constructed?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is an excellent analysis of the difficulties of internal ramping systems or for that matter external ramping systems or for that matter any such ramp at all. They can be used for much smaller structures and have been but never for something this huge. As i have posted in the past, i did figure out how to actually do this using what was available to them and it was no easy problem requiring independent insights from different technologies. It took me a full twenty years to gather the clues and put it together. These types of problems demand almost random investigations fal... more »

Tehran Bomb With Conrad Black

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The worsening tragedy of Islam is slowly engaging the whole world including China, no matter how hard they all strive to appease and to placate. Every appeasement is met with another outrage. Obama's great contribution was to extract the USA from the active ground war. This appeasement merely encouraged worse explosions and the leap in civil disobedience call shepherd by the worse tendencies of radical Islam. We are all learning something. It is that we cannot live with any form of Islam because Islam refuses to ever live with us. It is not a unilateral choice or decision... more »

Defending the Niqab Nan with Salim Mansur

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is a welcome clarification. These dress codes are all tribal impositions aimed at allowing the community to demand a communal dress code and is nothing else. Get over it. That religious leaders use it to impose discipline on their flock needs to be understood as just that. Attempting to impose it outside their community as such is egregious and offensive in fact and an abuse of all sense we have of common law practice. That we will be forced to legislate on it is unfortunate. Such impositions by other faiths have been tolerated generally because they themselves ch... more »

Paedophocracy : All the President's Boys

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
The Washington Times, June 29, 1989 (Front page story): Homosexual prositution inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush ------------------------------ *The Washington Times, June 29, 1989 (Front page story)* *Homosexual prositution inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush 'Call Boys' took midnight tour of White House * From Ken Adachi, Editor http://educate-yourself.org/tg/franklincoverupexcerptwashtimesphoto.shtml November 18, 2011 The Washington Times, June 29, 1989 (Front page story): Homosexual prositution inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush~Full text (Nov. 18, 2011) The Jun... more »

Israelis agree: Americans are mindless dupes

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 23 hours ago
A recent article appearing in *The Jewish Daily Forward* offered some revealing insights into what "America's greatest ally" in the Middle East, the Jewish state of Israel, and her people think about the nature of America and the American people. The majority of Israelis, despite being a "famously fractious" people, tend to agree on one thing: Americans are gullible dupes. According to the article, Israelis disdain Americans, view us with contempt, and think we are idiotic, mindless dupes who will blindly accept and believe anything the Jews say (a view that is largely correct, unfo... more »

REAL economics

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 mes... more »

Socialism working its magic again...

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: image]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 ... more »

DARPA Search For Better Robots Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
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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 - 1 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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.

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Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 1 day ago
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Protests in Israel

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 byKitty Kelley

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

The Devastating Aftermath Of A Nuclear Attack On Manhattan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

LOL

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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