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Thomas Paine

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

22 April - Blogs I'm Following

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10:16pm MDST

Free Leonard Peltier!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 minutes ago
Leonard Peltier has been in prison for well over 35 years. President Bill Clinton could have pardoned him at the end of his second term in office--but chose to pardon his buddy, criminal Marc Rich, instead. You can read the US government's case against Leonard Peltier by clicking the link at the beginning of this post. What I'm going to do is *highlight in red* some of the *undisputed facts* in the case that, in any reputable court of law, would have caused any discerning Judge to *throw the case against this indigenous leader right out of court.* *CASE OF LEONARD PELTIER* [image: ... more »

Former CIA Director David Petraeus To Be Sentenced Tomorrow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 minutes ago
The US general David Petraeus and the visiting Barack Obama fly from Baghdad airport to the Green Zone in a helicopter (July 21, 2008). Photograph: Reuters *Kevin Maurer, Daily Beast: How The David Petraeus Prosecution Backfired* *The former director of the CIA is getting off easy after leaking classified material to his mistress. Other leakers aren’t so lucky.* *The sordid tale of marital infidelity, cyber-stalking, and spilled secrets surrounding former CIA director David Petraeus is scheduled to come to a close Thursday, when the former four-star general is sentenced for his c... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter Wants Europe To Spend More On Defense

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses U.S. military personnel during a meeting near an F-16 fighter jet at Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea Thursday, April 9, 2015. Reuters/Lee Jin-man/Pool *Reuters:* *Europe's security challenges should mean more defense spending: Carter* *(Reuters) - Europe should be spending more on its military given the security challenges facing the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday, adding that falling investment had eroded Europe's ability to be a capable U.S. ally.* *"They're not doing enough.... more »

Frustrations Grow In Ukraine's Second Largest City

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
BBC *Fred Weir, CSM:* *Walled off: In non-rebel eastern Ukraine, frustrations with Kiev mount* *No one in Russian-speaking Kharkiv wants to follow rebels into open revolt. But locals say Kiev has no idea how badly it's aggravating the region with its initiatives, including the 'Great Wall of Ukraine.'Kharkiv, Ukraine — It's been nicknamed the "Great Wall of Ukraine." Its planned combination of barbed-wire fences, watchtowers, berms, and tank traps along Ukraine's 1,300-mile border with Russia look like something you'd find on one of Israel's borders with its hostile neighbor... more »

Eye Witnesses Recall UFO Encounter at Ariel School in Zimbabwe

Waking Times at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Video -* On September 16, 1994 at the Ariel school in Zimbabwe, 60+ school children saw a disc shaped craft land behind the school during the morning break. Here are some of their recollections of the UFO encounter. The post Eye Witnesses Recall UFO Encounter at Ariel School in Zimbabwe appeared first on Waking Times.

A grand tour of NYC art deco sites includes a close encounter with the All American strain of Talibanism

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*"Recent restoration efforts, most notably the uncovering of the interior mural 'Flight,' have further enhanced the architectural significance of the building, which is not only a major example of a new building type in the 1930s, but also a superb example of the Art Deco style."* *-- from the November 1980 LPC Designation Report on the"Marine Air Terminal, LaGuardia Airport" -- designatedthat year as both an individual and an interior landmark* *by Ken* I don't usually go looking for trouble across the decades, but sometimes the trouble finds you. So it was for me Sunday at one... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 23rd April)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 2 hours ago
UK supermarket “deals” dupe shoppers out of hundreds of millions, says Which? The consumer group Which? claims supermarkets are pushing illusory savings and fooling shoppers into choosing products they might not have bought if they knew the full facts. Examples raised by Which? include Tesco flagging the “special value” of a sweetcorn sixpack when a smaller pack was proportionately cheaper,

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“To see a vista like this takes patience, hiking, and a camera. Patience was needed in searching out just the right place and waiting for just the right time. A short hike was needed to reach this rugged perch above a secluded cove in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in California, USA. And a camera was needed for the long exposure required to bring out the faint light from stars and nebulae in the background Milky Way galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Moonlight and a brief artificial flash illuminated the hidden beach and inlet behind nearby trees in the above composite image ta... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Silence”* by Chet Raymo “The hiding places of my power Seem open; I approach, and then they close; I see by glimpses now; when age comes on, May scarcely see at all, and I would give, While yet we may, as far as words can give, A substance and a life to what I feel...” "These few lines from Wordsworth's "The Prelude" leapt off the page at me this morning. They capture well enough what my life has become. All those years of teaching, of writing in the Boston Globe, were years of sharing public knowledge, knowledge that had been vetted by the scientific community. The work was no...more »

"The Lyrid Meteor Shower Of 2015: Here's How To See It"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Lyrid Meteor Shower of 2015: **Here's How To See It"* By Dominique Mosbergen “Good news, skywatchers: the annual Lyrid meteor shower http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-lyrid-meteor-shower peaks this week, and astronomers are predicting an awesome show. The Lyrids, considered the first good meteor shower of the year, will peak on April 22- Earth Day- and April 23. The shower could produce 10 to 20 shooting stars per hour at its peak, according to the Slooh Community Observatory. The best viewing time for skywatchers worldwide will be between ...more »

The Poet: Robert Bly, Things to Think"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Things to Think"* "Think in ways you've never thought before. If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message Larger than anything you've ever heard, Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats. Think that someone may bring a bear to your door, Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose Has risen out of the lake, and he's carrying on his antlers A child of your own whom you've never seen. When someone knocks on the door, Think that he's about To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven, Or that it's not necessary to work all the time, Or that it's been decided that if ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Thanks for stopping by.

"There Is An Unseen Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"It seems to have had an order, to have been composed by someone, and those events that were merely accidental when they happened turn out to be the main elements in a consistent plot. Who composed this plot? Just as your dreams are composed, so your whole life has been composed by the will within you. Just as the people who you met by chance became effective agents in the structuring of your life, so you have been the agent in the structuring of other lives. And the whole thing gears together like one big symphony, everything influencing and structuring everything else. It's as th... more »

"We Are All Connected: Intertwined Fates"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"We Are All Connected: Intertwined Fates"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Being aware of the connection between all things can help you in terms of the broader effect you may be creating. There are times when we may feel disconnected from the world. Our actions can seem like they are of no major consequence, and we may feel like we exist in our own vacuum. Yet, the truth is that our simplest thought or action - the decisions we make each day, and how we see and relate to the world - can be incredibly significant and have a profound impact on the lives of those around us, as well... more »

“The Small Habit That Could Save the World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Small Habit That Could Save the World” * by David “Most of us were taught as children never to talk to strangers. At face value this is bad life advice - we can never know people we never talk to. But we know it’s only meant to arm children with a basic skepticism about unknown people, so that they’re less likely to accept a ride from that rare person who really is dangerous. It’s a crude but effective policy, something like how Wal-Mart used to pay “greeters” to stand near the entrance and tape shut any bags you’re carrying; they wanted to prevent shoplifting, so they simply... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Poll: Americans See The Islamic State A Bigger Threat Than Iran Or Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
CNN: *CNN/ORC poll: ISIS a bigger threat than Iran, Russia* *Washington (CNN)Americans see ISIS as a bigger threat to the United States than Iran, Russia, North Korea or China, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.* *Overall, 68% say ISIS is a very serious threat, compared with just 39% who say so about Iran, 32% about North Korea, 25% on Russia and 18% on China. Nearly 9 in 10 see ISIS as at least a moderately serious threat.* *The partisan divides that often drive public opinion around foreign policy issues are less prominent when Americans rate the threat from ISIS. Majorities across... more »

The Economy: “Over $100 Trillion in Wealth Will Disappear-Harry Dent”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Over $100 Trillion in Wealth Will Disappear-Harry Dent”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Best-selling author Harry Dent says the stock bubble we have today is the biggest in history. Dent contends, “Now we’re in a third bubble, and each of these bubbles peaks at higher highs, and then they each crash to lower lows. We’ve been looking for the Dow to peak right around here between 17,000 and 19,000. So, we are right in the middle. We are looking for an even bigger correction likely in late 2016 to 2017. This whole thing has been in an artificial bubble. We’d be in a depression righ... more »

“The State Is Spying On You Right Now. Where’s The Outrage?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The State Is Spying On You Right Now. Where’s The Outrage?”* by Judge Andrew Napolitano “Here is a short pop quiz: When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress earlier this month about the parameters of the secret negotiations between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions, how did he know what the negotiators were considering? Israel is not a party to those negotiations, yet the prime minister presented them in detail. When Hillary Clinton learned that a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives had subpoenaed her emails ... more »

Invasion of the Hillzabeth

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 4 hours ago
I'd promised myself that I would limit my posts on Hillary to only one per week, lest I become as addicted to the effervescence as the mainstream press seems to be. With a full year and half to go before election day, I didn't want to suffer acute Clinton burnout on top of my chronic Clinton burnout. Even Hillary seems to be getting tired of herself. She is not so much running for president as she is sauntering for president. But I couldn't resist her campaign's latest gimmick -- which is to claim that Elizabeth Warren is not really Elizabeth Warren, and that Hillary Clinton is not ... more »

…if environmentalists’ predictions from the 1970s were correct

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
By now, if environmentalists’ predictions from the 1970s were correct, as reported in leading media of the time, civilisation should have ended; we can no longer see the sun; freshwater fish should all have suffocated; we will have been wearing gas masks for thirty years and thousands annually will be dying from air pollution; the greatest cataclysm in the history of man, the Great Die-Off, would have happened, the world no longer be suitable for human habitation, and the human race would be approaching extinction; food and oil ran out fifteen years ago, 80% of all species hav... more »

Serious Discipline Problems Being Reported Among Personnel Deployed To U.S. Africa Command

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Nick Turse, Slate/TomDispatch.com: **Sex crimes, drugs and dead soldiers: The U.S. military’s secret African shame* *Legal documents, Pentagon reports and a host of FOIA requests reveal AFRICOM's widespread malfeasance Six people lay lifeless in the filthy brown water.It was 5:09 a.m. when their Toyota Land Cruiser plunged off a bridge in the West African country of Mali. For about two seconds, the SUV sailed through the air, pirouetting 180 degrees as it plunged 70 feet, crashing into the Niger River.Three of the dead were American commandos. The driver, a captain nicknamed... more »

Inventor(s) of the Day: Two wonderful women and a vaccine

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Note to newscasters: not all women want to be or are “victims” in the sense the media make a show of. Grace Eldering and Pearl Kendrick invented the vaccine against a disease that had been killing up to 6,000 children ever year: Whooping Cough. Their vaccine now saves around half-a-million lives *every year*. Grace Eldering and Pearl Kendrick are heroes. Or heroines, if you prefer. In any case, I doubt they’d worry about having their hair pulled. Too busy being fabulous. [Hat tip The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please c... more »

Since hairpulling is news …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
… then horoscopes must be headlines. So here’s your horoscope for the day: Pic by Zedd As for me, my star sign is Uranus. But my horoscope is still the same as yours. Now, back to the news … Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

We’re all redundant

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
On a day when the major piece of news according to alleged news organisations is an alleged case of hair-pulling, is there really any point in analysing the news any more? Are we bloggers all redundant? And what about the satirists? Who is thinking about the satirists? What can they do when the headlines are beyond satire? Won’t someone think of the satirists. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

every day is earth day

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
I have no country to die for. My country is the earth. I am a citizen of the world which consists of only one race ...the human race.

Spying from Inside: Nano-Robotics And The Invasion of Privacy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Katherine Carroll* - Nano-robotics is gaining momentum in health care and other niche markets, but what does this mean for your privacy? The post Spying from Inside: Nano-Robotics And The Invasion of Privacy appeared first on Waking Times.

It don’t mean a thing, unless a 102-year-old can swing!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Back when swing was king and the Harlem Renaissance was in full flight, the first music videos were made. They called them “soundies.” A visitor to a 102-year-old woman, who used to dance at the Cotton Club, found soundies she’s never seen of herself dancing with the Harlem swing kings. He shows her – and she wants to get out of bed and do it all over again… Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

ADHD is the New Education

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The unhinging of the young mind from any semblance of accomplishment and continuity goes beyond the agenda of outfitting children to be worker-drones in a controlled society. The post ADHD is the New Education appeared first on Waking Times.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Aaron David Miller, CNN*: *How Iran outfoxes U.S.* *(CNN)If I had to describe the U.S.-Iranian relationship in one word it would be "overmatched."We're playing checkers on the Middle East game board and Tehran's playing three-dimensional chess. Iran has no problem reconciling its bad and contradictory behavior while we twist ourselves into knots over our tough choices, all the while convincing ourselves that America's policy on the nuclear issue is on the right track. Iran isn't 10 feet tall in this region, but by making the nuclear issue the be-all and end-all that is suppos... more »

When Starbuck met 29 Redux

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Yes it was one of my favorite no political posts and I think you should if you are reading this read it,

The news is a thermometer pointing out the calibrated hot spots

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
In reality the news is just a time period stamp version of history and mostly in the long view it mean nothing and you wasted your time watching the first reality tv show Never forget the medium is the message and the news today is a dichotomy they start with being afraid and end with miracles is that not confusing? At the end of the day IMHO the CIA has the final edit of what we see on TV It not like they are all eviel or something or let OBL live in Pakistanis for an additional ten years at the end of the day we are all citizens and time will sift out the NAZI.

Randi Weingarten: : Sleight of Hand Artist - Part 2

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
By Ken Derstine April 22, 2015 *The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is one of the oldest and most influential of the pro-business right-wing think tanks. It promotes the advancement of free enterprise capitalism, and has been extremely successful in placing its people in influential governmental positions, particularly in the Bush Administration. AEI has been described as one of the country's main bastions of neoconservatism.* – Right Wing Watch / People for the American Way In Part 1 of this article, it was noted that at a conference of the American ... more »

World News Briefs -- April 22, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Saudis Warn of More Attacks in Yemen While Backing Renewed Talks* *Saudi Arabia renewed its aerial assault on Shiite rebels in Yemen and vowed to keep using force when needed, even as it backed the resumption of peace talks.* *Fighter aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition attacked Houthi positions in the southern cities of Taiz and Aden, a day after the Saudis said their military operation would be scaled back, residents said by phone. Strikes late on Wednesday hit a weapons depot at a brigade base near Taiz seized by the rebels earlier in the day, sending billows ... more »

Food Watch: What do you get when you cross a blondie with a s'more? (Besides a mess)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*Kelsey's s'mores bars:* *You notice that marshmallow creme oozing all over the place? Don't say I didn't warn you. But again, it could have been worse!* *by Ken* In fairness, it's not as bad as I was thinking when I first saw the link to a combination of a blondie and a s'more. Which was kind of a relief, because I noted that the concoction comes from Cooking Channel's Kelsey Nixon, and I like Kelsey, and don't think of her as a purveyor of mindless food excess. These days, though, I dread hearing of yet more drastic combinations seeking to cram as many of the foods known to man ... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Its not a right and many cultures exist with zero. So do not be afraid. Everyone spied upon is human.

Ukraine Violence Flare-up Explained - Joaquin

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "‘Maidan snipers trained in Poland’: Polish MP alleges special op in Ukraine to provoke riot" RT, April 22, 2015: * Snipers who are thought to have operated in Kiev’s Independence Square amidst events that led to a coup in February 2014 were trained in Poland and sent to Ukraine to “do a favor” for the US, a Polish Euro-MP claimed in an interview. On February 20, 2014, riot police trying to restrain anti-government demonstrators on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev suddenly retreated up the street from whence they had come. As the protesters rushed forward, gunfire su... more »

Hollywood Accredits The Memes : "Flight" (2012)

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
Hollywood Accredits The Memes : Crash (2012) from Spike EP on Vimeo. The Art of Predictive Programming. This NEVER HAPPENS. But it's far more realistic and convincing in the movies, so people believe it. During this aviation disaster, almost everything possible that can happen, and can go wrong with a plane whilst in flight can go wrong, and does go wrong, all at once and within the space of around 8 minutes. This is likes opening your front door to find two Black Swans humping on your front porch. If you live in rural Mexico. *This NEVER HAPPENS.* The plane, and the crew,... more »

U.S. Sends Mixed Messages On Why US Naval Vessels Are Shadowing The Iranian Convoy Off The Coast Of Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *CNN:* *Obama administration sends mixed message on Iranian ships* *Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama said Tuesday evening that the U.S. is sending "very direct messages" warning Iran against attempts to supply weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen.* *But the message to the American people has been a little more muddled. Throughout the day Tuesday, several administration spokesmen denied or downplayed any connection between U.S. warships deploying to Yemeni waters and an approaching convoy of Iranian cargo and naval ships.* *State Depa... more »

April 22: The Big Picture

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
There was a time when the greatest dream of North American women was to be swept up by an arab riding on a galloping, white steed that would take them far into the desert to his tent. The arab was such a symbol of wildly romantic love that in the 1920s and later, a handsome and well-dressed young man in North America was called a "sheikh". Indeed, the most popular men's contraceptive into at least the 1960s carried the brand name Sheikh. In 1921, the big, Hollywood hit starring heartthrob Rudolph Valentino was "The Sheikh". And, in the same year, that gave rise to what may have bee... more »

Travel Car Play Mat

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 7 hours ago
After my first traveling with kids post, the wheels in my brain kept turning and I ended up begging my graphic designer husband to make a bunch of play mats for the car. This darling play mat prints perfectly on 8.5 x 11 paper so there is no running out to get it printed. You will need: - The Print Out found here - A Laminator and Laminating Sheets - a binder pouch to keep the cars in - cars - magnet tape for the back of the play mat - cookie sheet to play on (I bought mine at the dollar store) Several years ago, I bought my on laminator and I LOVE it. It made... more »

Glen Campbell 79 years old today - Always a Rhinestone Cowboy

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
Love this song...

Creative Collective Imagination X 10

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
On Apr 21, 2015, at 11:58 PM, Ed wrote: Well..........we sense that the 'Creative Collective Imagination' .....seeks, intends, wants, desires, wishes....lol....for 'a change'........ well how about.....starting with ONE and then keep going... imagine...educe....materialize....repeat one more and one more and one more and one more and one more and one more and one more and one more and one more..... NOW.......we are at 10........amazing...... The Power Of ONE........BE Came ........The Power Of TEN NOW.........Choose .......The Power Of TEN and that ......BE Comes.......The P... more »

Jack the Ripper's at Large

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
The wait is over. Well, for me, at least. You've heard me yammering on about *Tatterdemalion*, my Caleb Carr-esque historical psychological thriller. Well, I finally uploaded it on Kindle last night and it went live today. You can find it right here for the low price of $4.99 (not a bad price to pay for a thriller that's nearly 200,000 words-long). And, as any author can tell you, books tend to sell better when they have trailers so these are the ones I'd made last summer with my Windows Movie maker. Be advised there are graphic images in the lead video above, especially a... more »

The Question of Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Brendan D. Murphy* - Some scientists had taken the absurd position that consciousness is an illusion. But the question remains. The post The Question of Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Evan v Nigel. This time it's personal.

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Anticipating tonight's BBC One Evan Davis leaders' interview with Nigel Farage on an earlier thread, well, we certainly had our hopes of something that wouldn't be the usual sort of BBC interview with the UKIP leader: Anonymous, April 2015 at 01:02 That will indeed be interesting! He might well go for some detailed querying of UKIP's spending proposals/budget cuts as economics is Davis's strong point. Also, expect some detailed scrutiny of the Australian style points system for immigration. Craig, April 2015 at 17:52 A good, tough examination of UKIP's policies would be worthwhile.... more »

The U.S. Has Set Up A 'Secret Replica' Of Iran's Nuclear Facilities In Tennessee

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. A secret replica of Iran’s nuclear facilities there has helped scientists devise estimates of Tehran’s ability to build a nuclear weapon. Credit National Nuclear Security Administration, via Reuters *New York Times*: *Atomic Labs Across the U.S. Race to Stop Iran* *WASHINGTON — When diplomats at the Iran talks in Switzerland pummeled Department of Energy scientists with difficult technical questions — like how to keep Iran’s nuclear plants open but ensure that the country was still a year away from building a bomb — the scient... more »

Saudi Rulers Watch Too Many Trashy Hollywood Films

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Yemen.* Operation Decisive Storm? Operation Renewal of Hope? Where do they get these ideas and words from? Are Hollywood and Pentagon script writers behind Saudi Arabia's war rhetoric? Most likely. Somebody needs to tell these stupid Arab princes that they are not Americans, however much they want to be. Washington can get away with that kind of cheesy language when it goes to war because it has the most powerful military in the world. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, will have difficulties holding its own territories in the coming years. Its army is worse than its propaganda. It... more »

AbhaKu...from The NOW Moment

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
On Apr 22, 2015, at 9:44 PM, Ed wrote: This BE Our Cosmos Reflects Only In LOVE Blessed Perfection My Mirror This The Prime ALL Point Exalted Remembrance Greet The BE Loving ONE At The CORE This IS The NOW Truth Absolute Bliss Laughing Blessed Perfection YES LOVE YES = AbhaKu...from The NOW Moment 1244

Wioweya Najin Win 'Starlight and Red Raspberries'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Starlight and Red Raspberries  by Wioweya Najin Win, writing from the banks of Wounded Knee Creek In these days of winter fading away while springtime emerges slowly, all I can think about is the smell of the wild raspberries in their full ripeness, their red skin glowing from the sunbeams falling along the banks of Tongue River in the Shining Mountains.  I close my eyes and hear the roar

Iranian Nuclear Talks Begin In Vienna

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Timing of sanctions relief may be deal breaker as Iran talks resume* *(Reuters) - The timing of sanctions relief is the main sticking point in nuclear talks that resumed on Wednesday with a meeting between delegates from Iran and the European Union.* *Arriving in Vienna, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi reiterated Iran's position: "All the economic sanctions should be lifted on the day that the deal is implemented," Iranian news agency Tasnim reported.* *The United States says the sanctions, imposed on Iran by countries concerned that its nuclear programme could ... more »

Is The Pentagon Downplaying Military Gains By The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Tim Mak, Daily Beast*:* Exclusive: Pentagon Map Hides ISIS Gains* *The U.S. military presented evidence that it was beating back the so-called Islamic State but it doesn't even count coalition setbacks.* *The Defense Department released a map last week showing territory where it is has pushed ISIS back, claiming that the terrorist group is “no longer able to operate freely in roughly 25 to 30 percent of populated areas of Iraqi territory where it once could.” This was touted as evidence of success by numerous news outlets.* *Pushing ISIS back is cl... more »

"I'm grateful to the immigrants who saved my life, but..."

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Many people have commented about the pro-immigration bias of last night's *Newsbeat *election special, broadcast live on Radio 1 and the BBC News Channel, then re-broadcast later on BBC Two. The feature that most caught people's attention was *Newsbeat *reporter Tina Daheley's introduction, complete with its collection of youthful vox pops: *Tina Daheley*: You hear plenty of talk about it.... *News presenter:* Immigration. *Another news presenter:* Immigration. *Another news presenter:* Immigration. *Tina Daheley*: In our biggest ever survey of 18-24 year olds, it wasn't your t... more »

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

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
Whitewraithe and I are having our Turbulent Times episode #15 tonight on Blogtalk radio.... Here are the details courtesy of Whitewraithe: Turbulent Times 4/22/15 episode 15 @ 7:00 p.m. CST – The United States Is Still A British Colony Posted on April 22, 2015 by Whitewraithe [image: turbulenttimesbanner] Tonight’s show is a subject I have wanted to speak about for a very long time. In essence, I’m going to explain how this was orchestrated and kept from the American people since the inception of the nation; how we’ve been enslaved to the British Crown from cradle to grave; and o... more »

See the Writing on the Wall

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
*The Wounded Knee massacre **of December 29, 1890 **in South Dakota. **The 7th Cavalry Regiment surrounded the encampment and killed more than 200 lightly armed Lakota people. This indiscriminate killing by the US military continues today.* My heart cries out in sadness as I see the writing on the wall The US empire is collapsing and the only way for it to hang on is more war The only way to prevent new alliances, that cut out Washington, is more chaos and disruption of those new multi-polar formations the picture is clear as a bell on the crumbling wall I got a quick glimpse of our... more »

Shocking Aerial Footage of the Amazon Forest in Peru

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video -* This aerial footage of the Amazon forest throughout the region of Marde de Dios, Peru, will likely leave you speechless. It shows the expansiveness and the devastation caused by deforestation and mining of the region. The post Shocking Aerial Footage of the Amazon Forest in Peru appeared first on Waking Times.

Right-wingers starve the IRS and then make up stories about why it can't collect taxes

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Right-wingers like to make up stories about who's playing politics with the IRS. It's easier when you've bestowed upon yourself an unlimited license to lie.* *by Ken* Throughout tax season we kept hearing horror stories about normal IRS help being unavailable to taxpayers, thanks to the ravages of right-wing budget-cutters. These are, of course, the liars and lunatics who spend their delusional waking hours railing against government waste. Tax collection, of course, isn't government waste. Properly funded, the IRS collects healthy multiples of the money it spends. And while none... more »

Russian Foreign Minister: Islamic State Is Russia's 'Main Enemy'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference after a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Moscow April 7, 2015. Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev *Sputnik:* *Russia Considers Islamic State Main Enemy - Lavrov* *Russian Foreign Minister believes the Islamic State is Russia’s only enemy today.* *MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes the Islamic State is Russia’s only enemy today.* *"I believe that the Islamic State is the main enemy today, if for only one simple reason: hundreds of Russian citizens, hundreds of European, hundreds... more »

Supplemental: Something Professor Dyson missed!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015Professor West on Fox:* We’ve never exactly understood Cornel West. We’ve never read his books. We’ve never heard anyone try to explain what it says in those books. Last weekend, in the New Republic, Professor Dyson published a lengthy, aggressive critique of Professor West’s conduct during the Obama years. You can decide what you think for yourselves. We were struck by something Dyson missed. At one point, Dyson challenges West for saying that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are “ontologically addicted to the camera.” In response to that criticism, Dys... more »

Awesomest Dean Clifford Rant EVER!!!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
This is the most awesomest Dean Clifford Rant EVER!!! ...... Not for the faint of heart, lol! You can watch Dean Clifford, LIVE Stream on CCN every Monday night For more information on Dean Clifford, please check out http://deanclifford.info/ http://www.consciousconsumernetwork.tv/dean-clifford/ d [image: logo dean] Since November 24, 2013, the flesh and blood living man commonly known as Dean Christopher Clifford, had been unlawfully kidnapped and forcibly confined against his will and tortured by Agents and/or Officers and/or Employees of a foreign entity and usurper of our la... more »

Even the teddy looked embarrassed

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
*Dear Mr Sucker,* *Thank you for contacting us about our coverage of (insert relevant topic).**Please accept our apologies for the delay in sending this boilerplate reply. We know our correspondents appreciate a quick response but we prefer wait till they’ve lost interest. **BBC News is aware of (insert issue.) We have looked into the matter ourselves and on this occasion we didn’t consider it merited a complaint.**Your complaint has been included in our overnight report of audience feedback. Please be assured that it has been disregarded.**Thank you again for raising this matter.*... more »

Former President Clinton: 'The Islamic State Is An Interesting NGO'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Times*: *Bill Clinton: Islamic State ‘most interesting’ NGO today* *Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that the Islamic State terror group is “arguably the most interesting” non-governmental organization today.* *Mr. Clinton made the comments about the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, during the third of a four-speech lecture series he is giving at Georgetown University.* *“Arguably the most interesting non-governmental organization today, which proves the importance of inclusion by its shortcomings, but is formidable, is ISIS,” he said. “ISIS is a terroris... more »

Why Teachers Go to Prison While Charter School Operators Get Praised

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
The Big Cheat: Why Teachers Go To Prison While Charter School Operators Get Praised No one likes a cheater.So you'd think plenty of people would be pleased to hear that educators in Atlanta, on trial for cheating on standardized tests, were found guilty of those charges and sentenced "harshly," according to the New York Times. As CNN reports, of the 12 educators who went on trial for "inflating test scores…

Pakistan's Taliban Claim To Have Developed Their Own Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
IBTimes: *Pakistani Taliban successfully test-fires indigenous missile* *Pakistan-based Islamist group Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) has claimed it has successfully test-fired an indigenously developed missile named Omar-1.* *The militant organisation, better known to the outside world as Pakistani Taliban, has issued a detailed statement along with a video demonstrating the missile's assembly and its successful launch.* *"It can be easily assembled and dissembled in accordance to the situation," TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khurassani said hailing the design of the Omar-1 missile system.... more »

The Economy: "More Proof We’re Sliding Into a Global Recession"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"More Proof We’re Sliding Into a Global Recession"* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - “We’ll have a full report on our trip to the high plains of the puna later. In short, we never got there… and practically died trying. Today, let’s check on the world of money. That’s the world that really matters, isn’t it? The Dow is still within 300 points of its all-time high. Gold is sticking to the $1,200-an-ounce level like a burr on a wool sweater. It’s been there for about two years and shows no sign of getting restless. *Too Many Geezers: *So far, we’ve proposed t... more »

Lack of surprises in discrete mathematics?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*Surprises exist, are bound to become important, and therefore cannot be neglected* On his blog, in the announcement called "Is There Something Mysterious About Math?", Scott Aaronson of MIT has announced a longer essay on the "Ideas.Aeon.CO" server Q: Is there something mysterious about mathematics? ------------------------------ A: Why isn’t it more mysterious? That text is sort of provocative. First, Aaronson points out that it isn't sufficiently fulfilling to fight a straw man because he is filled with the air. However, your humble correspondent provides him with a more attr... more »

Afghanistan's Taliban Announce That They Will Begin Their Spring Offensive This Friday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A member of the Taliban insurgent and other people stand at the site during the execution of three men in Ghazni Province April 18, 2015. Reuters/Stringer *Channel News Asia:* *Afghan Taliban announce 'spring offensive' to start Friday* *The Afghan Taliban said their annual "spring offensive" will begin on Friday (Apr 24), vowing nationwide attacks in what is expected to be the bloodiest fighting season in a decade as NATO forces pull back from the frontlines.* *KABUL: The Afghan Taliban said their annual "spring offensive" will begin on Friday (Apr 22), vowing nationwide attacks... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- April 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN*: *Saudi planes strike again in Yemen, hours after operation ends* *(CNN)Saudi Arabia launched a new series of airstrikes in southern Yemen on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after announcing the end of its Operation Decisive Storm, a nearly monthlong air campaign against Houthi positions.* *The strikes returned after rebel forces attacked a Yemeni government military brigade, security sources in Taiz said. The brigade quickly fell to the rebels, after which Saudi planes targeted Houthi positions there, they said.* *It was unclear if the airstrikes represented a resumption of... more »

Who Can You Trust?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
The majority of Europeans - UK, French, German and Greek residents among them - distrust mainstream media coverage of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a recent poll targeting over 4,000 people, reveals. Greeks appear to have showed the least faith in their domestic media, with a total of 76 percent saying they were ‘fairly’ or ‘totally distrustful’ of mainstream reports on Ukraine. In Germany, the same opinion was shared by 57 percent of respondents. Britons, on the other hand, have great trust in the mainstream media’s handling of the situation. As many as 55 percent of respondent... more »

everything is political: bewitched, george washington, will geer, and free speech

laura k at wmtc - 11 hours ago
You may recall that my current comedy-before-bed TV sleep aid is a sitcom from my childhood: "Bewitched". I've been thoroughly enjoying watching its ridiculous, predictable humour and sometimes surprising messaging. I was in the middle of the eighth and final season when Netflix pulled the show. (Argh!) But thanks to our amazing world of media, I was able to switch over to YouTube, viewed on TV via Roku. In Season 8, episode 21 and 22, Bewitched recycles a template from an earlier episode. In Season 1, daffy Aunt Clara (played by Marion Lorne) mistakenly brings Ben Franklin into the... more »

World News Briefs -- April 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *Yemen conflict: Saudi-led coalition resumes air strikes* *Saudi-led coalition jets have bombed Houthi rebels in Yemen's third city of Taiz, hours after announcing the end of a military campaign against them.* *The strikes followed the fall of the base outside Taiz of an army unit loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.* *Fighting was also reported in the second city of Aden, Lahj's provincial capital Huta, and the town of Daleh.* *On Tuesday, Riyadh declared its month-long campaign, which sought to restore the president, had achieved its goals.* *But it warned tha... more »

Military And Intelligence news Briefs -- April 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA:* *Pirate Attacks Increase in Southeast Asia * *Pirates off the coast of Somalia made big news a few years ago. But the waters of the West Indian Ocean are not the world’s most dangerous for pirate attacks right now. The most dangerous seas are those of Southeast Asia. The International Maritime Bureau released a report on sea pirates this week. The IMB says more than half of all sea pirate attacks since the beginning of 2015 have been in Southeast Asia.Pottengal Mukundan is the director of the IMB. He tells VOA that armed pirates attack small oil ships in the area about ... more »

Top U.S. General Apologizes For Ramadi Remark

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*FOX News*: *General Dempsey tells mom of fallen SEAL he's sorry for Ramadi remark* *Gen. Martin Dempsey is used to giving orders, but it was an apology he issued Monday to Debbie Lee, after the Gold Star mom complained that the joint chiefs chairman trivialized the Iraqi town where her son became the first Navy SEAL to die in the Iraq War.* *Lee, whose son Marc was killed in Ramadi in 2006 after a fierce firefight with insurgents, told FoxNews.com she was "in tears" Friday after listening to comments by Dempsey in which he said the imminent fall of Ramadi to ISIS militants was ... more »

Jim Ragsdale's Roswell Tale

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
Periodically questions are asked about certain witnesses and certain testimony because it seems there are several versions of that testimony out there. Sometimes it is the researcher who hears things wrong or gets something wrong but more often it is the alleged witness who has radically altered his or her tale. Some alteration is expected because no one actually tells a story the same way twice unless it has been memorized as opposed to having been lived. Major alteration is an indication that the story is probably not being accurately reported by the witness and the fault lies at ... more »

Duncan Blames Parents for Testing Trauma--Threatens Federal Intervention for Out Out

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
If there is anything that can turn an opt-out firestorm into a complete conflagration that could consume the entire testing-industrial complex, it would be threats from the corporate bureaucrat, Arne Duncan. And sure enough, he delivered on Tuesday: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday that the federal government is obligated to intervene if states fail to address the rising number of students who are boycotting mandated annual exams. Duncan’s comments come as an “opt out” advocacy group in New York reports that more than 184,000 students statewide out of about 1.1 ...more »

How Vaccine Circular Logic Achieves Vaccination Compliance

WTStaff at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Meme - *This image reveals how media and the pharmaceutical industries feed off each other to achieve vaccination compliance and medical obedience from the public, with no actual proof that vaccinations work. The post How Vaccine Circular Logic Achieves Vaccination Compliance appeared first on Waking Times.

Saudi Prince Promises 100 Bentleys For Pilots Involved In The Yemen Bombing Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Prince Alaweed bin Talal's Tweet has since been deleted *IBTimes*: *Yemen: Saudi prince promises free Bentleys to bomber pilots who killed 1,000* *A billionaire Saudi Arabian prince promised to give each of the 100 fighter pilots that took part in Riyadh's latest air strikes in Yemen a brand new Bentley. * *Prince Alaweed bin Talal - who owns one of Saudi Arabia's largest companies, Kingdom Holdings, and owns a $300m stake in Twitter - made his promise on social media but has since deleted the Tweet. * *"I congratulate our wise leaders on the victory of Operation Decisive Storm a... more »

Does The Russian Military Lack Direction?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu provided details of Russia's latest snap exercise at the National Defence Control Centre in Moscow on 16 March Source: Russian MoD *Alexander Golts, Moscow Times*: *Russia's Military Lacks Direction* *Once again, our national leader Vladimir Putin has personally ensured the defense and security of Russia. However, first things first. When I initially learned that the so-called "international conference" that the Defense Ministry had taken months to prepare would fall on the same date as Putin's live call-in television show with the Russian pe... more »

4 Gates of Consciousness – Akashic Records

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
* 4 Gates of Consciousness – Akashic Records * By annamerkaba on December 26, 2013 • ( 11 ) I was doing a channeling for someone recently and she asked me a question about being a keeper of the 4th gate and what it meant. I went to her guides to ask and this is the answer that I have received: From the third parallel of the third kind, there lays a doorway into the unknown territory of the human psyche, the human psyche that carries the secrets to the ether world. Therein lay the secrets of the human kind. And so to access the doorway into another parallel of the human psyche a... more »

Massive Russian Military Buildup In Asia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Rebecca M. Miller, National Interest*: *Russia's Massive Military Buildup in Asia* *Russia has doubled the number of S-400 air defense system it deploys in its far east region as part of a larger military buildup in the region.* *Reports in Russian state-media, citing the Russian Defense Ministry, say that Moscow has deployed yet another S-400 missile defense system to the Kamchatka Peninsula; according to the Russian defense ministry. The reports said that Russia ultimately intends to deploy five S-400 systems to protect Kamchatka’s skies.* *The S-400 is one of the most advanced... more »

Japan Coast Guard Selects Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 13 hours ago
[image: Falcon 2000 MRA]The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has selected the Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) proposed by Dassault Aviation to enhance its operational fleet. The Falcon 2000 MSA, based on a Falcon 2000 LXS (range 4000 NM), is designed for a broad range of missions including maritime surveillance, piracy control, drug interdiction, fishery patrol, law enforcement, search and rescue, intelligence and reconnaissance. It offers the best combination of size, payload, speed, range and acquisition and operating costs on the market. Read more

EVERYBODY LOVES A CHARADE: Maureen Dowd’s twenty-year charade!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015Part 3—The empress’s very old clothes:* On an individual basis, Frank Bruni may be the world’s nicest person. We have no idea. As a journalist—especially as a *political* journalist—he has long been a rather bad joke. It started in the fall of 1999. For reasons we’ve never seen explained, the inexperienced youngish scribe was assigned to cover Candidate Bush for the New York Times. Quickly, the fawning appeared. In September of that year, Bruni wrote a fawning, 1800-word profile of the candidate’s “almost preposterously charmed quest for the Republican...more »

Japan, Unable to Decommission Fukushima, Pursues Dangerous Reactor Re-Starts

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Court refuses to block restart of Sendai reactors. (2015, April 21). NHK, http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150422_19.html A Japanese court has dismissed a request to block the restart of 2 nuclear reactors in southwestern Japan. A group of citizens had sought an injunction to keep the Number 1 and 2 reactors at a nuclear plant in Satsuma-Sendai City in Kagoshima Prefecture offline. The 12 citizens from Kagoshima and 2 neighboring prefectures argued that earthquakes and large volcano eruptions could cause serious damage to the reactors. The plant's operator, Kyushu... more »

CEO of Cyprus Bank quits

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://www.spyghana.com/ceo-of-cyprus-bank-quits-on-personal-account/ *CEO of Cyprus Bank quits on personal account* Apr 22, 2015 Bank of Cyprus CEO John Hourican, an Irish banker who was called in to help the lender rise up from its ruins in 2013 resigned for “personal reasons” on Tuesday, the bank said in a statement. It said that Hourican will work for about four more months until the end of his notice. Hourican was appointed Bank of Cyprus CEO shortly after it was directed by Cyprus’s international lenders to impair uninsured deposits over 100,000 euros (107,000 U.S. dollars... more »

'Indigenize Zuckerberg' Natives Protest Facebook Real Names Policy

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
#IndigenizeZuckerberg Natives Protest Facebook 'Real Names' Policy By Jacqueline Keeler Censored News In response to my cousin, Deloria Many Grey Horses-Violich’s repeated suspension from Facebook for her surname I created the event All Natives Become Zuckerbergs! Protest FB Name Policy​. In solidarity with Deloria Many Grey Horses-Violich's repeated banning from Facebook for her surname

President Obama: The U.S. Can Penetrate Russian S-300 Air Defenses In Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*RT*: *US can ‘penetrate’ S-300 air defenses in Iran if necessary – Obama* *However good Russia’s S-300 air defense system is, when supplied to Iran the US will be capable of dealing with it, President Barack Obama said in an interview to MSNBC. He mentioned the Pentagon’s incredible budget compared to Iran’s as proof.* *The US objects to the upcoming deployment of Russian-made S-300 air defense systems in Iran and has expressed its concern, Obama said in an interview. “But as I said before we have to keep it in perspective.”* *The president compared the $600 billion US defense bu... more »

Let's Celebrate Earth Day 2015...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*the wonderful event wherein soy latte drinking yuppies can gather together to worship Gaia and insult and demean those of us who are really earth friendly.* *A re-post from April 21, 2014, because nothing has changed. * Mark your calendars. Tomorrow Today is the big day when the above mentioned people will hug trees that someone else planted, berate us for using Styrofoam, and claim life on this planet is about to end due to man-made global warming. Carefully scrubbed from the Wikipedia Earth Day page, is one of the masterminds behind Earth Day who was an active participant... more »

Wednesday Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*Cattle crossing.* Tough day. Too tired to post. Enjoy some links... - *SPECIAL*: Taiwan in Cycles on cycling and air quality in Taiwan - KMT chair Eric Chu to meet China President Xi on May 4 - Chu rules out presidential bid for second time this week. Theories abounding -- but one outstanding one I keep hearing is that he is reluctant to run because there are some iffy land deals in Taoyuan involving his family. Meanwhile current candidate Hung Hsiu-chu came out with some comic stuff about the greatness of China, total deep Blue fantasyland that locals will ... more »

Iraq Does Poorly On U.N. Human Development Report

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The United Nations Human Development Report of 2014 tried to rank countries in terms of living standards, inequality, gender, and poverty. The figures used were based upon several United Nations and World Bank reports. While not all countries were included in all the indexes the statistics give a good overview of the Middle East. Unfortunately for Iraq, due to years of wars and sanctions it did not do that well. The first category was the Human Development Index (HDI), which assessed life expectancy, schooling, and income. Out of the 18 countries in the Middle East and North Afric... more »

Arcturian Energetic Weather Report #3 - Your ARE a Stream of Consciousness

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
* Arcturian Energetic Weather Report #3 * Your ARE a Stream of Consciousness Sunday, April 19, 2015 Transmission form The Arcturians and Galactic Family The energetic weather report is “hot” and “cloudy.” By “hot” we mean that many new developments are “heating up” to the “boiling point,” in which they will be revealed. It is “cloudy” because there is still a great deal of TRUTH that is hidden behind the clouds of illusion. Most of you, our volunteers to take earth vessels, have taken quite a few lifelong assignments on the 3D Matrix of Gaia. * Some of you can remember many ... more »

TBS Cam View Question

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Below find two screenshots from the TBS cam. The first one is from yesterday and the second one from today: Why was the panel orange yesterday? Compare with Today:

Will Trade Policy Become A Campaign Issue?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Obama and congressional Republicans barely ever find any common ground. But last week they sure did when it came to making a deal for Trans-Pacific Partnership Fast Track authority. Just the way Bill Clinton delivered NAFTA for Wall Street, Obama is determined to give them the TPP. Progressives are dismayed. Trade unions, populist activists and many Democratic lawmakers are rallying against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. They say the secretive treaty is harmful to US workers, the economy and environmental policies. Social justice activists from more than 30 sta... more »

The Impending Economic Collapse: We Are In Serious Trouble - The Six "Too Big To Fail" Banks In The US Have $278 TRILLION Dollars Of Exposure To Derivatives

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
I have been stating many times in previous articles here that we are in serious economic trouble.. Lets face facts here... The Jewish run criminal banking cartels that have run this planet for centuries have created an economic nightmare of odious debt that is simply crushing the planet and right now is about to bring our financial system to ruination.... The real problem of course that no one wants to discuss and is the real nightmare scenario is "exposure" to Derivatives that easily could bring entire nations to their knees.... I came across a most important article recently that ... more »

icymi: indiana woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for failed pregnancy

laura k at wmtc - 14 hours ago
This month, four decades of anti-woman, anti-abortion hysteria in the US hit a new low. Last August, an Indiana woman sought medical attention after a premature delivery resulted in the death of the fetus. The emergency-room doctor called the police. In April, that woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison. From *WaPo*: Indiana woman jailed for "feticide." It's never happened before. ...Informed that officials were heading to her home, Patel told her doctors that she'd had a miscarriage and had left her stillborn fetus in a dumpster behind a shopping center. Still in his hospita... more »

Big Things Going On In My Life Right Now ...

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
Deadlines, stuff. Stuffy, stuff-stuff. Gotta stay focused. I will get back to reading that testimony on C-51 and blogging about it, because it helps me as a citizen. But not today. Maybe a couple of days from now. I've got too much on the go right now.

Why A Former American And A Former Russian General Are Suddenly Very Worried About Nuclear War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
RIA Novosti / Sergey Kazak *Zero Hedge*: *Why An American And A Russian General Are Suddenly Very Worried About Nuclear War* *Over the past several years, there has been an alarming escalation of two very disturbing trends: an increasing preponderance of cyberattacks on complex infrastructure (whether domestic or abroad and whether instigated by external sources or internally, in a false falg attempt to evolve the issue to the benefit of various military-industrial complex benficiaries) as well as around the globe, and a largely unexpected return to a Cold War footing, one catal... more »

A factor that may mean that the opinoin polls in 2015 are as out of kilter with reality as they were in 1992

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
Watch from 9:55 for the first mention of 'shy UKIP' that I've heard.

Animal Farm and the Archonic Abuse Paradigm

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - How we treat animals is how we treat ourselves. Let’s snap out of these entrapping mindsets and false paradigms. The post Animal Farm and the Archonic Abuse Paradigm appeared first on Waking Times.

A Look At What Happened When An H-Bomb Went Missing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Eighty days after it fell into the ocean following the January 1966 midair collision between a nuclear-armed B-52G bomber and a KC-135 refueling tanker over Palomares, Spain, this B28RI nuclear bomb was recovered from 2,850 feet (869 meters) of water and lifted aboard the USS Petrel (note the missing tail fins and badly dented "false nose"). This photograph was among the first ever published of a U.S. hydrogen bomb. Left to right are Sr. Don Antonio Velilla Manteca, chief of the Spanish Nuclear Energy Board in Palomares; Brigadier General Arturo Montel Touzet, Spanish coordinator fo... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Vicious antisemitism is roaring back* The real victims of violent bigotry in our country are Jews. Jews account for just over 2% of our population, but they are the victims, according to FBI statistics, of over 60% of all hate crimes committed in the U.S. And where is this hatred most virulent? Among less educated and poorer Americans? No. This hatred is spewed most flagrantly by our intellectual elite on the college campuses of this country where university administrators allow Islamist brown shirts who support Hamas and Hezbollah to wage unending hate campaigns against Isr... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*John Kerry: On Earth Day, time running out for climate change* *I agree that time is running out for the global warming scam. That is why they are getting so frantic. But who would believe an old fraud like Kerry, anyway* In the 1950s and 60s, America's natural resources were in bad shape. Communities were so polluted that clouds of smog lingered over cities like Los Angeles. Rivers and lakes were filled with chemicals. In my hometown of Boston, the harbor was among the nation's most polluted waterways. We were on a dangerous path. But on April 22, 1970, after years of mounting ... more »

Arcturian Energetic Weather Report #2

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.it/2015/04/4-12-15-arcturian-energetic-weather.html *Arcturian Energetic Weather Report #2* Dear Arcturians, I am ready to receive your message. Yes, Suzille, thank you. In fact we wish to thank YOU and all your many readers who have followed us through out the many years since the early 1990’s. We know that all of you have had to wait, and wait, and wait, for us, the Galactics, to come directly into your reality. We understand how many of you have become frustrated and confused that we have not, yet, landed. However, Gaia is a free will planet.... more »

Adidas Wants to Turn Ocean Plastic Into Sportswear

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Lorraine Chow* - Would you buy shoes or clothes made from trash that is recovered from the ocean? The post Adidas Wants to Turn Ocean Plastic Into Sportswear appeared first on Waking Times.

Hilarion - April 19, 2015

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
April 19-26, 2015 Beloved Ones, Since time immemorial, each of you have visited and revisited your beautiful planet through a succession of incarnations from the world of spirit into human form. Your hearts are entwined with that of the Earth and you seek to bring healing and restoration to her in any way that you as one individual can, but what you may not know or be aware of, is the impact your efforts make on the field of consciousness that is like a giant web, a network and reservoir of energy that has accumulated throughout the ages from the input of everyone upon the plane... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Thanks to Ed for pointing this video out... -AK* Uploaded on Feb 25, 2011 Ideas concerning the geometry of vortex maths from an artists perspective. You will probably need to know a bit about the basics of vortex maths to get to grips with some of the ideas. See links below for info. *I have attempted to answer the question: What should the exact proportions of specific abha tori such as 9x9 or 36x36 be? *I wanted to visualise the actual fractal qualities of the Rodin Symbol, and how this connects to the Abha Torus. *shows a glimpse of the structural properties of the mathematica... more »

Economic News , Data and View ( April 22 , 2015 ) - Europe in focus ( Italy Retail Sales And Confidence , Examining Spain's Recovery , Ukraine Hopes Creditors Meet It Halfway , Greece update - Creditor Talks Status , Financial picture , Economics ) ... China in focus -

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets..... *zerohedge* @zerohedge · 16m16 minutes ago Ukraine Expects Creditors to Meet It ‘Half Way’ in Debt Talks. Russia: "nyet" View translation Edward Hugh retweeted *cigolo* @cigolo · 2h2 hours ago Ita Feb retail sales -0.2% m/m (+0.1% y/y) [image: Embedded image permalink] *Edward Hugh* @Edward_hugh · 2h2 hours ago Just how durable is Spain's recovery? https://storify.com/Edwardhugh/spa in-s-economic-recovery … *Storify* Play [image: Embedded image permalink] *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 14s 14 seconds ago fred walton retweeted ForexLive GR Redli... more »

Shorter Federal Budget

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
We intend to spend more than we bring in during the next year, much of it buying votes from higher earning taxpayers, but because we sold off our GM shares and took $2 billion out of reserves we HOPE the books will show a little left over by this time next year. Our current year end figures are a guess as the true figures will not be available for a number of months yet, maybe after the election, we don’t know if we will be able pay off any of the national debt that has been increasing for the past 8 years but will continue to pay massive amounts of interest on it. Most of our promis... more »

Transpicuous News: Sunday's Video and What's on Deck for Tonight!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
Good morning everyone! Here is the Video archive of Sunday nights Transpicuous News Weekend report on April 19, 2015, and of course, all the links to go along with Sunday nights Show. Tonight is the Transpicuous News Midweek Report, LIVE stream at 11pm London/Morocco time, 6pm EDT, on CCN- You can watch the report live HERE: http://www.consciousconsumernetwork.tv/ccn-live/ If you have slow internet or limited bandwidth, you can watch the live stream here on RTS on the right side CCN screen. I am going to be a busy bee tonight as right before Transpicuous News, I will be on *Face ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Saints Schedule 2015* *Starting today, smoking is banned in New Orleans bars and casinos ~Jaquetta White *

Heavenletter #5261 Out of the Forest into the Meadow

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
Heavenletter #5261 Out of the Forest into the Meadow April 21, 2015 God said: *You are not your past. You are not your future. You are not even your present as you experience it. *You think so many outer events accrue to you. *It is the inner realizations that accrue to you. I am within you, and I accrue to you now. I look upon you with favor which simply means that I see the Truth of you.* *Whatever I see, you can also see. *You can be blind and see. You can be the biggest rogué in the world according to the world’s appraisal, and, still, you accrue to Me. You are Mine. There ... more »

IAF may restructure jet pilot training

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Pilatus PC-7 Mk-II]The IAF may be forced to junk its transitional training for rookie fighter pilots because of Hindustan Aeronautics' continuing failure to deliver its Sitara intermediate jet trainer (IJT), which was first sanctioned in 1999 but still cannot stall-and-spin. Stall-and-spin is one of the critical maneuvers used to transform rookie cadets into top-gun fighter pilots in the inherently-dangerous art of combat flying. It teaches them how to handle emergencies, hold their nerve and retrieve their planes from a spin, as was depicted in Shashi Kapoor's film Vijeta ... more »

Star seeds have chosen their paths for this moment

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
*Star seeds have chosen their paths for this moment* by ÉirePort Star seeds have chosen their paths for this moment. Clarity of purpose is now clearly defined, within energetic grids supporting transformation. Foundationals are set. Practitioners of Higher Energetics come to the front. ÉirePort | April 22, 2015 at 00:50 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-uL

Saudis end air campaign in Yemen, seek political solution

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-15SA Eagle]Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday it was ending a month-long campaign of air strikes against the Houthi rebels who seized large areas of Yemen and said it would back a political solution to bring peace to its war-ravaged neighbor. Iran, which has supported the fellow Shi'ite Houthis, welcomed the ceasefire, which followed months of factional fighting between the militant group and forces loyal to the government, which was driven out of the capital Sanaa. "Operation Decisive Storm has achieved its goals ...(including) removing the threat to Saudi Arabia and neig... more »

$286m David’s Sling funding bill introduced in House of Representatives

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Bipartisan legislation to continue funding for the joint US-Israel air defense system known as David’s Sling was introduced in the House of Representatives. The bill introduced Tuesday by Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., would authorize $286 million for procurement, research and development for the midrange missile defense system, which is designed to take down missiles from more than 180 miles away. David’s Sling supplements the Iron Dome anti-missile system, which protects Israel against short-range rocket attacks. Read more

Poland to buy US Patriot missiles amid Russia tensions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Patriot system]Poland has announced a deal to buy US Patriot surface-to-air missiles, amid rising tension with Russia. President Bronislaw Komorowski said Poland would start talks with the US to finalise the multibillion contract. The move follows reports that Russia has deployed missiles in its exclave of Kaliningrad, which borders Poland. Read more

Park attends basic trainer jet rollout ceremony in Peru

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
President Park Geun-hye Tuesday attended a rollout ceremony for the first basic trainer jet in Peru, the latest in a series of moves to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the aviation sector. The jet was assembled at Las Palmas Air Base in cooperation with Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd., South Korea's sole aircraft manufacturer. Under a 2012 deal, KAI is helping Peru assemble 15 other turbo-prop trainer jets called the KT-1P for the Peruvian Air Force. Separately, KAI has already built and delivered four trainer jets to Peru. Read more

Switzerland to relaunch F-5 replacement effort in 2017

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-5 Tiger II]Switzerland is to relaunch its efforts to procure a new fighter type following the recent announcement by the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) that it is prematurely retiring a third of the ageing Northrop F-5E Tiger II fleet due to cracking. Speaking on 20 April to national broadcaster RTS, Defence Minister Ueli Maurer said that the cracking in 16 of the country's 32 serviceable F-5Es (10 of which will be retired and 6 repaired and returned to service) coupled with the relatively small number of Boeing F/A-18 Hornets in service ... more »

General Atomics Developing Laser Weapons for Navy Ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54)]San Diego-based General Atomics is reportedly developing laser weapons that could be fitted on the Navy’s latest guided-missile destroyers. The authoritative trade journal “Aviation Week & Space Technology” reported Tuesday that General Atomics has responded to a Navy request for a 150-kilowatt laser weapon to counter unmanned aircraft and small boats using only ship power and cooling. The weapon is supposed to be demonstrated in 2018 aboard a Navy test ship off Port Hueneme in Oxnard, according to Aviation Week. Read more

VolkerStevin to prepare Portsmouth jetty for new aircraft carriers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)]VolkerStevin has won a £34m defence contract to upgrade a jetty in Portsmouth to make the naval base ready for the next generation of super-sized aircraft carriers. VolkerStevin’s contract is for the design and construction of a secure tidal berth for the two Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers that are being built in in shipyards across the UK and are due to be handed over next year. The HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will be the biggest warships ever constructed for the Royal Navy. The first ship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is schedul... more »

U.S Navy Pushes Congress for Boeing Growlers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: E/A-18G Growler]U.S Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says that he’d like Congress to authorize the purchase of more Growlers made by Boeing in St. Louis. Mabus told KMOX that the Navy has ordered a dozen new Growlers, enough to keep the production line in St. Louis busy through 2017. He adds that the U.S. is also working with our allies to encourage them to buy more Boeing fire jets. Read more

Congress Hates On the Navy’s Tiniest Warships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Cyclone-class PC]The U.S. Navy’s 13 Cyclone-class patrol boats are 179 feet long, pack two 25-millimeter cannons plus machine guns, grenade launchers and two quadruple mounts for short-range Griffin anti-ship missiles. Displacing just 330 tons, the Cyclones are arguably the most heavily-armed American warships relative to their size. But for all that firepower, the U.S. Congress refuses to include the patrol boats in the official count of deployable, battle-force vessels. Congress’ decision to delist the Cyclones— which the legislative body codified in the 2015 military fun... more »

Libyan people smuggler derides EU plan for military action

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Migrants trying to reach Greece]One of the leading smugglers at the main departure point for Mediterranean migrant crossings in Libya has scoffed at plans to launch a military campaign against people traffickers, and recommended that the EU provide more support for his marginalised ethnic minority instead. The smuggling kingpin, who organises about 60% of the boat trips from Zuwara, according to claims by his associates, questioned how European navies would be able to break the sprawling spider’s web of smuggling networks that span several countries in north Africa. The 33-... more »

SH-60B Helicopter Set for May Retirement Ceremony

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: SH-60B Seahawk]The Navy will be conducting a retirement ceremony for its SH-60B Seahawk helicopter next month as it completes 30 years of service. The Navy is transitioning to the MH-60R version of the Seahawk. Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 49 is the last fleet squadron to fly the SH-60B, which has been in service since 1985. The SH-60B ceremony will be held May 11 at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. The last active-duty SH-60B detachment to deploy returned to its base at North Island on April 17 as its host ship, the Perry-class frigate USS Gary, returned to San... more »

MacArtney Connectivity for Navy Bow Sonar Systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: FS Aquitaine (D650)]MacArtney Underwater Technology supplied SubConn underwater connectivity solutions for the bow mounted sonar systems that are essential to the impressive undersea threat detection and response capability of the advanced FREMM frigates currently operated by the French, Italian and Moroccan navies. In close cooperation with naval defense technology contractors; Thales (France) and WASS (Italy), MacArtney has designed and delivered the outboard and inboard cable and connector solutions that interface all sonar elements and connect these to the on board comm... more »

Austal to support post shakedown availability for USS Jackson (LCS 6)

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Jackson (LCS-6)]Austal has been awarded a cost-plus-award-fee order to deliver engineering and management services for advance planning and design, in support of the Post Shakedown Availability for USS Jackson littoral combat ship (LCS 6). As part of the $11m deal, Austal USA will be responsible for design, planning, and material support services for the vessel, including programme management, advance planning, engineering, design, material kitting, liaison and scheduling. Austal's shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, will carry out 77% of the work under this contract, while it... more »


Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
technically, it's HAPPY EARTH DAY. But if you look at the website and read about their aims, it's still a gestural activity or movement. No real change will come of INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS and ONE DAY PER YEAR celebrations. *Earth Day’s 45th anniversary could be the most exciting year in environmental history. The year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.* What Earth Day really needs is a totally new game for Humanity to play; it's time for us, time for all people, all six-or-seven billion sovereign... more »

Europe's Airbus wins tender to replace Polish Soviet-era choppers, says report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: EC725 Caracal]Airbus Helicopters has won a tender to replace Poland's Soviet-era military choppers, beating out British-Italian group AgustaWestland and U.S. manufacturer Sikorsky, local media reported Tuesday. Airbus, formerly Eurocopter, has won the tender to deliver 70 multipurpose Caracal EC725 helicopters to Poland's army under a contract worth an estimated 2.5 billion euros (NT$93.34 billion; US$3 billion), according to the Gazeta Wyborcza daily. It added that Poland has awarded another lucrative army tender to U.S.-based Raytheon for a Patriot surface-to-air missile s... more »

Global Guided Missile Expansion Forcing U.S. Navy to Rethink Surface Fleet Size

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Chafee (DDG-90)]Rapid growth in the capability and quality of guided missiles — mostly Chinese in origin — is causing the U.S. Navy to rethink the number of surface ships it needs to effectively fight a high-end war. Early estimates based ongoing war games could mean the current number of 88 large surface combatants — the Navy’s fleet of guided missile destroyers and cruisers — needs to grow to more than a hundred into the 2020s just to keep to today’s current level of risk, USNI News has learned. However, increasing a fleet of multi-billion dollar ships by almost 25 pe... more »

DCNS to maintain six French nuclear submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Barracuda class SSN]France-based shipyard company DCNS has been awarded a contract to provide through-life support (TLS) for six nuclear submarines in the French National Navy. Under the contract, DCNS will provide TLS to the entire fleet of nuclear submarines that will include six Rubis-class vessels along with preliminary servicing for Suffren, the first Barracuda submarine. The contract was recently notified by the Fleet Support Department and will be effective from 1 April to up to 2020. Read more

CMN's HSI32 Interceptor Demonstrating its Thrilling Speed of 53 Knots in Sea Trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
French shipyard CMN has just released a video showing its HSI32 Interceptor reaching a maximum speed of 53 knots. This is an amazing and rare achievement for a military vessel since it translates into 61 Mph or 98 Km/h! We reported a couple weeks ago that the HSI32 already reached the speed of 47 Knots during its initial sea trials. Read more

Interdimensional Intervention on Earth: A Synthetic System of Control

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I am not convinced that any of this actually flows. It makes a story of pending conflict when that may be completely unnecessary. For example it is easy to argue in favor of a world war triggered by Islamic radicals and show all sorts of conforming threats. Yet i know that the oil revenue is about three to five years away from complete collapse. Really conflict would merely accelerate it. More seriously however we have understood the three tiers of physical matter and understand dark matter as a natural logic engine underlying all consciousness to say nothing of operatio... more »

Dr SEars on Baking Soda

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Dr Sears now wades in on this debate and voices obvious doubts. However what does ring true here is that it either stops or seriously slows the progress of cancer. That was good enough for AIDs. I think it is more than good enough for cancer simply because cancer is generally susceptible to a robust immune system and this therapy give the victim time to beat the disease down. Certainly the reports i am seeing is of terminal cases been either apparently resolved or certainly halted. Even more important it does fit into a general action protocol that includes whole foods and oth... more »

Brain’ and Consciousness

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We have arrived at the conjecture that the whole organism is operated directly by our spirit body which is a natural logic engine analogous to computer architecture although vastly more sophisticated but demonstrating deep internal structural repetition and redundancy. It consists of dark matter bound with photonic ribbons acting to store number. Obviously the brain is the primary hand maiden to our core consciousness, but there is plenty going on elsewhere in the body that would easily support cognition. and appear as described here in this item. More important is that local ... more »

Why Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff Is Failing

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
In the end, she was elected to be as good as da Silva. She has failed miserably and now is no longer communicating very well. Falling back on the ideology of her upbringing is certainly not going to help either except to hold her core. Obviously this bears watching as Brazil is now riding through acrough economic consolodation with many losers. Certainly getting reelected for another term appears unlikely without a successful change in course. It is becoming clear that all the BRIC countries are sliding into consolodation or even recession. This must last for some time un... more »

Three Reasons On Why Russia's Decision To Ship It's S-300 Missile System To Iran Is A Big Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Col. Clint Hinote, Council on Foreign Relations:* *The Russian Weapon That Could Tip The Balance in the Middle East * *Moscow’s recent decision to ship the very mobile and lethal S-300 missile system to Iran is a big deal for these three reasons.It’s been widely reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to sell the Russian-made S-300 missile system to Iran. This sale has been planned for years, but it was put on hold in 2010 when the U.N. Security Council adopted Resolution 1929. Although this resolution did not specifically prohib... more »

Remembering The Gallipoli Disaster

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*io9:* *How The Most Daring Plan Of WWI Turned Into A Military Disaster* *This coming Sunday marks the centenary of one of WWI’s most infamous campaigns: Gallipoli. It was an audacious attempt by the Entente to break the European deadlock with a master stroke. Instead, it quickly turned into a hellish ordeal and a resounding defeat. Here’s why Gallipoli seemed like a good idea at the time – and why it was doomed to fail.* *With the war along the Western Front at a standstill in early 1915, allied leaders were looking for ways to break the stalemate. Many were worried that the dea... more »

President Obama Will Not Call The Armenian Genocide A Genocide

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*CNN:* *Obama won't call it Armenian 'genocide' on 100th anniversary of atrocity* *Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama, wary of damaging relations with Turkey amid growing unrest in the Middle East, won't use the 100th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire to declare the brutal episode a genocide.* *Despite Obama's campaign promise in 2008 to "recognize the Armenian Genocide" as president, the White House on Tuesday issued a carefully worded statement on a high-level administration meeting with Armenian groups that avoided using the term "genocide."... more »

Kandi Mossett at UN: Native Youth Suicides and Extractive Industries

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara from North Dakota where oil and gas drilling and fracking has caused death and misery. Kandi Mossett at UN: 'Leave it in the Ground' is the message from Native American youths 14th Session of The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Fourteenth Session, 21 April 2015 Agenda Item 3(c), Youth, self-harm and

UPDATED: Academi (formerly Blackwater) troops spotted in Ukraine

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*UPDATE: April 22, 2015* Again I am grateful to The Saker for providing this excellent geopolitical analysis of the Ukraine situation *vis a vis* global political implications. As The Saker says...*it is a "must read". **Spoiler alert:* the summation is that the Ukraine (as a whole) will reject the Kiev Junta and rejoin Russia. *Breaking News: Academi (formerly Blackwater) troops spotted in Ukraine* Please view this video (I am unable to upload directly). The leaders of the Donbass are requesting that the International Community immediately investigate the *presence of employee... more »

US Training Nazis, Western Media Providing Cover

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*April 22, 2015 *(Eric Draitser - NEO) - It has become a popular position both in the mainstream and pseudo-alternative media, and among those on the Russophobic left, to downplay the significant fascist influence on the political and military institutions, as well as the cultural character of the “New Ukraine.” Quite often, the reality of Ukrainian fascism is obscured by vague assertions that such conclusions are merely “Russian propaganda,” that they are simply Kremlin talking points, and not statements of objective reality. Indeed, influential political figures such as the ever... more »

#CountdownToAnzacDay: So who pulled the trigger that started the war? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
So today I had planned to write about the origins of the war that ended peace – ‘'the "seminal catastrophe" of modern times and the calamity from which all other calamities sprang” -- the war that killed 16 millions and destroyed the health, wealth and material well-being of millions more – that ended empires four empires, bankrupted another, and sowed the seeds for a century of totalitarianism – that destroyed for all time “the pre-World War One world, the last afterglow of the most radiant cultural atmosphere in human history.”* But I’ve decided that I won’t. I might do that ne... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - No Till Gardening

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click *HERE* for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourag... more »

Secrets of the Ancient Mayan Gods

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *The Mayan Indians knew that the Earth was round centuries before the Europeans made this discovery. Were ancient Mayan gods the source of Mayan knowledge? The post Secrets of the Ancient Mayan Gods appeared first on Waking Times.

The U.S. Navy's Rail-Gun Is A Technological Leap In Weapons Development

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Mike Conaway, WSJ:* *Enemy Cruise Missile, Meet the U.S. Rail Gun* *Using electricity to fire high-speed projectiles is a relative bargain at $35,000 per shot.* *As Congress meets this month to mark up the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and appropriations bill, members will debate how to best meet tomorrow’s security challenges with today’s finite amount of money. The U.S. built history’s most powerful military through technological innovation. Yet our military advantage is quickly diminishing as other countries acquire comparable capabilities.* *China has d... more »

GOP Generation Y Fund Probably Won't Be As Active This Cycle As It Was Last Cycle

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
In 2008, when Aaron Schock declared his leadership PAC-- the GOP Generation Y Fund-- was open for business, Schock was the youngest Member of Congress and he claimed the PAC was meant to help elect more young Republican Members. Last cycle Schock raised $782,233 and distributed 510,404 to Republicans to House seats. Electing "young" Republicans, however, doesn't seem to have been on his mind. Among recipients of his largesse were elderly conservatives like, to whom he handed out checks in $5 and $10 thousand increments: *•* John Mica (FL-72 years old) *•* Brian Babin (TX- 67 y... more »

"What The World Needs..."

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

Musical Interlude: Sacred Spirit, "Yeha-Noha (Wishes Of Happiness And Prosperity)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Sacred Spirit, "Yeha-Noha (Wishes Of Happiness And Prosperity)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PWzW4t0ns0

Adult students please get real

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 1 day ago
By Denis G. Rancourt You have been had. You can't see the obvious. When the obvious is stated, you viscerally reject it, or fain being deaf. Stated as plainly as I can manage: You are workers in a controlled economy. The educational and service-professional sectors are integrated parts of the same system of extraction of your intellectual labour. If you withdraw your labour, the system

Musical Interlude: Enigma, “Silent Warrior”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Enigma, “Silent Warrior” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB_qsKGjTrg

"A '70's Musical Interlude: Strawbs, "Lay Down"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=45&v=PIMSo2eLLP0 • "Lay Down" by Dave Cousins "By still waters I lay down with the lambs, In pastures green I made peace with my soul. And I cared not for the night, While my guiding star shone bright. By still waters I lay down, I lay down. Lay down, I lay me down. Lay down, I lay me down. Lay down, I lay me down, For my soul. At the roadside I took toll of my times. From dirty streets I found peace for my soul. May the merciful be right, Are you ready for the night? At the roadside I lay down, I lay down. Lay down, I lay me down. Lay down, I lay me d... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“How could a galaxy become shaped like a ring? The rim of the blue galaxy pictured on the right is an immense ring-like structure 150,000 light years in diameter composed of newly formed, extremely bright, massive stars. That galaxy, AM 0644-741, is known as a ring galaxy and was caused by an immense galaxy collision. *Click image for larger size.* When galaxies collide, they pass through each other- their individual stars rarely come into contact. The ring-like shape is the result of the gravitational disruption caused by an entire small intruder galaxy passing through a large one.... more »

Chet Raymo, "Lessons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Lessons" by Chet Raymo "There is a four-line poem by Yeats, called "Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors": "What they undertook to do They brought to pass; All things hang like a drop of dew Upon a blade of grass." Like so many of the short poems of Yeats, it is hard to know what the poet had in mind, who exactly were the unknown instructors, and if unknown how could they instruct. But as I opened my volume of The Poems this morning, at random, as in the old days people opened the Bible and pointed a finger at a random passage seeking advice or instruction, this is the poem that p... more »

"I Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge- myth is more potent than history- dreams are more powerful than facts- hope always triumphs over experience- laughter is the cure for grief- love is stronger than death.” - Robert Fulghum

France, Russia Negotiating A Resolution To Their Mistral Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Mistral warship (the Vladivostok) moored in Saint Nazaire, France. © Mehdi Chebil, FRANCE 24 *France 24:* *France 'negotiating with Russia' over Mistral deal* *President Francois Hollande says France is continuing discussions with Russia about finalising a mammoth weapons deal following France’s decision to suspend delivery of a warship last year citing Russia’s role in stoking conflict in Ukraine.* *"We are negotiating to find a way out of the crisis," Hollande said Sunday on French television Canal +, although he failed to elaborate further.* *The Mistral-class helicopter car... more »

"The Biggest Questions: "What's the Significance of Life? Who Are We?""

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"*The Biggest Questions"* Compilation by CP "When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the little space which I fill and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces of which I am ignorant and which know me not, I am frightened and am astonished at being here rather than there; for there is no reason why here rather than there, why now rather than then. Who has put me here? By whose order and direction have this place and time been allotted to me? 'The remembrance of a guest that tarries but a day.'” - Blaise Pascal... more »

“20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”* by Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. "We all know the type. The people that seem to instinctively know just how to irritate and anger us. Everyone has buttons that get pushed, and everyone has at least one button-pusher in his or her life. Read on for quotes on how to deal with those people that just know how to drive you up a wall. "Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people." - Carl Jung "When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of em... more »

Do not copy me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Microsoft launched tiles with windows 8 which was a testament to the fact that sometimes the past is better. Now I see on my browser screen some kind of intelectual takover. I would propably applaud the effort and vote for the logical canditate if the message had been programedt to meet my code

I meant a guy from Nigeria

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
As it turns our over time his fried was from Kenya so I asked them ont time what is worth Boko harame or the mall killers in every city that has a mall and in this small sample event both of this narrow group event said we do not fear anything we do not fear anything an even back home the idea of a terrostt event was a landliine phone

Cold Winter, Cool Spring-Arctic & Algonquin Ice Grows & Thickens- Ontario Cap & Trade

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
So far, it’s been a cool spring. In fact we are headed for a consecutive run of below freezing temps. - 1 C or 30 F. Heading towards the end of April... Yahoo? Not! Thankfully the crocus have made it out. Daffodils have yet to show their teapot/saucer blooms, though, they usually appear in March. Here again like last year-* NO leaves on the trees*. Buds, yes. Leaves, no. It’s April 21/2015. We are again about a month behind. Hopefully by May we will have leaves on the trees? No one talks about the weather being too cold. Always about the ‘warming’. The alleged man made global warming ... more »

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