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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.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

23 April - Blogs I'm Following

10:23pm MDST

Multiple Weapons Were Aimed At The Gyrocoper Pilot When He Violated Washington DC Airspace Last Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*CBS*: *"Multiple weapons" were aimed at gyrocopter pilot* *WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz had harsh words on Wednesday for postman Doug Hughes, who flew a gyrocopter through restricted airspace last week and landed it on the Capitol lawn.* *"He is lucky to be alive," said Chaffetz, "he should have been blown out of the air."* *But CBS News' Mark Albert reports Rep. Chaffetz reserved even tougher language for NORAD and the FAA -- which are responsible for monitoring airspace -- including the nation's most restricted patch of sky over Washington D.C... more »

Juan Cole: The Crisis in Yemen

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Title: Juan Cole: The Crisis in Yemen. Source: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Date Published: April 23, 2015. Description: * University of Michigan’s Juan Cole says the situation in Yemen is a “humanitarian catastrophe” and that the United States is “poorly advised” to get itself involved in the Saudi-led bombing campaign against the Houthi rebels. This Carnegie Council event took place on April 13, 2015.

Don't Shoot Burr (Again) He's Only the Messenger  (MSM to be Trusted? Why?)  Reuters Especially Not  (When Did NC Decide To Be Governed by Corporation-Owned Creeps?)

Please watch "Pay 2 Play" on Free Speech TV (FSTV). It will be the best (most meaningful) TV you've seen in a looong time. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Think your government surveils you enough already? Senator Richard Burr (Republican - North Carolina) doesn't. And he's upping the ante. (When did North Carolina voters get this stoopid (and he was easily re-elected)?) (See also Governor McCrory (Duke

You’ll Have No Doubt that Chemtrails Exist After You See These Videos

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - *These two videos make it pretty clear that aircrafts spray our skies with chemical toxins, leaving no doubt that chemtrails are much different than contrails. The post You’ll Have No Doubt that Chemtrails Exist After You See These Videos appeared first on Waking Times.

Online Trolls

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 2 hours ago
The Washington Post has an interesting article about online trolls. After describing trolls as disruptive users, inclined toward personal attacks, the article describes their posting patterns: ... Those users, they found, tended to focus their comments on a small number of stories and were more likely to post things otherwise irrelevant to the overall conversation. Trolls' behavior also tended to get worse over time, according to the researchers -- and they were generally successful at getting a rise out of those in an online community. ...Unsurprisingly, research suggests these ... more »

George the Dragon Slayer is no friend of England

Social-Freedom National-Justice at Social Freedom Through National Justice - 2 hours ago
Today is 'saint' George's Day. Not long ago, I would have been joining in the calls for today to be a national holiday, and bemoaning the fact that whereas Scotland, Wales and Ireland celebrate their national days, we do not. At the risk of upsetting people who wrap themselves in the Cross of 'saint' George and become English nationalists for one day a year, I think we need to take a step back from this contrived kosher nationalism; we need to look at the symbolism to see that we are yet again being led astray by people who make a living by lying to us. George was a Christian mart... more »

The CIA Has Covertly Cooperated With China Against Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Former Pentagon official Michael Pillsbury *Washington Times:* *Spy shocker: CIA cooperated with Chinese intelligence to target Russia* *A recently published book by former Pentagon official Michael Pillsbury has shed light on one of the U.S. government’s darkest secrets: cooperation between the CIA and communist Chinese intelligence services.* *The book “The Hundred Year Marathon” was cleared for publication by the FBI, CIA and Pentagon, thus giving many of its eye-opening disclosures an official cast.* *China has not responded to the book’s disclosures nor denied past cooperati... more »

Earth Day report: Man goes for swim in Gowanus Canal, lives to tell tale (so far)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Anyone for a swim?* Popular Science *labeled this photo by Dan Bracaglia: "A Swirl of . . . Something."* *"We don't really know what's in there, we don't know what's in the soil and air around it, and we don't know how it affects the tens of thousands of people who live within a few blocks of it. . . ."The EPA recommends people avoid the canal water, the land around it, the air above and adjacent to it, and anything that swims or crawls in it."* *-- *Popular Science*'s Dan Nosowitz* on the Gowanus Canal* (October 2013)* *by Ken* Not the winter just past but the one before that, ... more »

Musical Interlude: Little River Band, “Cool Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Little River Band, “Cool Change” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bKwRW0l-Qk

Musical Interlude: John Denver, “Calypso”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
John Denver, “Calypso” A tribute to Jacques Cousteau - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZonmQZG0GQ

Former CIA Director David Petrateus Fined $100,000 And Sentenced 2 Years For Probabion Over Military Leak

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Ex-general, CIA chief Petraeus gets probation, $100,000 fine in leak case* *(Reuters) - Former U.S. military commander and CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a$100,000 fine but was spared prison time on Thursday after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.* *The retired four-star general apologized as he admitted in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina, to giving the information to his mistress, who was writing his biography. He agreed under a plea deal to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized re... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“How massive can a normal star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, nearly making it the record holder. This star is the brightest object located just above the gas front in the above below. *Click image for larger size.* Close inspection of images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, however, have shown that Pismis 24-1 derives its brilliant luminosity not from a single star but from three at least. Component stars would still remain near 100 solar masses, making ... more »

Cutting Up The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau... Bipartisan Affair?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Sinema Thanks to a tiny gaggle of reactionary Blue Dogs, Boehner's latest attempt to gut the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection can be called "bipartisan." H.R.1195 passed yesterday, 235-183, with 5 Republicans voting for the interests of their constituents and 4 faux-Democrats crossing the aisle in the other direction and voting with Wall Street and the GOP. The bill was sponsored by Bob Pittenger (R-NC), and among the co-sponsors was right-wing Arizona Blue Dog Kyrsten Sinema. The bill itself wasn't that controversial, but it includes an amendment that would cut the CFPB's bu... more »

Free Download: Hermann Hesse, "Steppenwolf"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"And even the unhappiest life has its sunny moments and its little flowers of happiness between sand and stone. So it was then with the Steppenwolf too. It cannot be denied that he was generally very unhappy; and he could make others unhappy also, that is, when he loved them or they him. For all who got to love him saw always only the one side of him. Many loved him as a refined and clever and interesting man, and were horrified and disappointed when they had come upon the wolf in him. And they had to because Harry wished, as every sentient being does, to be loved as a whole and th... more »

"Shaya's Home Run"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Shaya's Home Run" by Rabbi Paysach Krohn "In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning-disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school careers, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs. There are a few children who attend Chush for most of the week and go to a regular school on Sundays. At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, “Where is the perfecti... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"If you live on this land, and you have ancestors sleeping in this land, I believe that makes you a native to this land. It has nothing to do with the color of your skin. I was not raised to look at people racially. What I was taught is that we're flowers in the Great Spirit's garden. We share a common root, and the root is Mother Earth." - Oh Shinnah Fastwolf, Shishindi Nation (Apache) So, brothers and sisters, gather around the fire, and dance!

Chet Raymo, “Universal Constants, Universal Consensus”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Universal Constants, Universal Consensus”* by Chet Raymo “I received a book in the mail, as I sometimes do, for potential review on this blog, James Stein's “Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe”. I often write here about books I read, but I don't review. I did glance at Stein's book, however. It has an audience, but it's not for me; been there, done that. The subtitle is provocative, however. The idea that a dozen or so numbers "define the universe." *That's* a mind-blowing concept. The gravitational constant. The speed of light. Absolute zero. Planck's constant.... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Big Scary Unknown..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.” - Chuck Palahniuk


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“There's a lot of things great about life. But I think tomorrow is the most important thing. Comes in to us at midnight very clean, ya know. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” - John Wayne

Obama's Violent Mood Swing

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 3 hours ago
Barack Obama didn't even find it necessary on Thursday to utter the word "drone" to explain how an American aid worker and an Italian aid worker died in Pakistan early this year. He didn't have to mention the countless thousands of others, known alternately as "collateral damage" or "suspected militants" whom he has killed over the years, because Congress has kindly decreed he needn't ever divulge their names or the grisly details. He will, however, nobly accept "full responsibility," cut a check or two, and move on. And move on he did. Regrets, he had a few, but then again too few ... more »

The Attack on Dr OZ

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 3 hours ago
I do not know if he has quaky ideas about health care. Dr Oz is obviously a brilliant surgeon. The reason he is under attack now is his opinion that GMO foods should be labelled.

Moving the goal posts on ACA success

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 3 hours ago
Right. So the the same day that I posted about the substantial fall in the uninsured rate for adults that we have seen since Obamacare went into effect, a conservative writes at the *Wall Street Journal* making exactly the same arguments that Matt Yglesias had refuted. Cliff Asness writes in the WSJ: That more people would be insured was never in dispute. If you mandate that people buy something, penalize them if they don’t and give it away to some, more people will end up with it. The proper response to this is: Duh. So, as I said, Yglesias had already refuted this, giving a numbe... more »

“A Letter of Apology to My Grandson”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“A Letter of Apology to My Grandson”* By Tom Engelhardt “Dear Grandson, Consider my address book—and yes, the simple fact that I have one already tells you a good deal about me. All the names, street addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers that matter to me are still on paper, not in a computer or on an iPhone, and it’s not complicated to know what that means: I’m an old guy getting older. Going on 71, though I can hardly believe it. And that little book shows all the signs of where I’m headed. It wasn’t true a few years ago, but if I start flipping through the pages now, I ... more »

Is The Debate On Using Targeted Drone Strikes About To Return?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Tanzina Vega, CNN*: *Will the drone debate come back?* (CNN)The death of two innocent hostages — including one American — in a U.S. drone strike targeting al Qaeda is renewing the debate over the use of the controversial technology. Drones are a central element of President Barack Obama's counterterror strategy as the administration bets that sending the unmanned devices into places like Pakistan and Afghanistan poses fewer political and military risks than mobilizing ground troops. But the strategy has provoked a backlash from critics who say drones too often result in civilian ... more »

What are Ref Rodriguez's ties to the Gülen cult, and why is the Armenian community supporting Bennett Kayser?

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
*“Review of the financial statements and accounting records noted: non-disclosure of related party transactions; failure to maintain required fund reserves; failure to appropriately apply accrual basis of accounting; lack of monitoring of cash receipts and deposits process; lack of documentation for disbursements; lack of control over journal entries, and lack of adequate training for the accounting staff.” — Los Angeles Unified School District, Office of the Inspector General* [image: Who has ties to the cultish Gülenist Movement? Fethullah Gülen, Ref Rodriguez, Caprice Young, Mo... more »

Fake supermarket “deals” end up costing us shoppers hundreds of millions more

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 4 hours ago
Fee, KJ and Chris shop for answers... SOURCE GUARDIAN: 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

the real you

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Matthew DeLuca and Justin Miller, Daily Beast:* *Warren Weinstein Begged Obama to Save Him Four Years Before U.S. Drone Killed Him* *Warren Weinstein, 72, was accidentally killed by a U.S. airstrike on an Al Qaeda compound in Pakistan.* *Editor’s Note: The U.S. announced on April 23, 2015 that Weinstein was killed in a drone strike on Al Qaeda in Pakistan.* *It was before dawn the morning of Aug. 13, 2011, when a group of men armed with assault rifles knocked on Warren Weinstein's front gate in the Lahore suburb of Model Town, an upscale neighborhood where Benazir Bhutto is sa...more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Ruling in lingering post-Katrina flooding suit expected soon ~N.O. City Business*

Saudi Arabia Pursues Disastrous Policies in Yemen

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
As Yemen is pulverized into oblivion, it remains unclear just exactly what Riyadh hopes to achieve in this war. Washington has tied itself to this conflict, but can’t control or explain it. Soon there won’t be much of Yemen left to make peace with. A war without end......something the US is always happy to join.

World News Briefs -- April 23, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. strike inadvertently killed U.S., Italian hostages; Obama apologizes* (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the *Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, U.S. officials said on Thursday.* *President Barack Obama apologized and took "full responsibility" for all counterterrorism operations, including this one.* *The deaths were a setback for the long-running U.S. drone strike program that has targeted Islamist militants in Pakistan, Afghani... more »

April 23: A very mixed bag...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 6 hours ago
On A1, "Fracking review terms released by Grits". The Liberal government has appointed a commission to examine any possible dangers in carrying out fracking. They don't tell us a whole lot. Apparently, the commission is to study the question in a 'New Brunswick context'. What does that mean? I have no idea. Neither, I suspect, does anybody else. Nor would I ask because any reply is certain to be in more gobbledygook. Nor am I dazzled by the membership of the committee since it seems to be made up entirely with people of no significant scientific understanding. Then there's the other... more »

"How They Want You To Think It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

“An Open Letter To Unarmed African-Americans”; And ALL Americans

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“An Open Letter To Unarmed African-Americans”; * *And ALL Americans* By Orrin Hudson "I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: In a situation with the police, it’s not immediately about who is right or wrong, it’s about staying alive. If the police are making a wrongful arrest, this can be corrected later at a safer time. Too many unarmed African-American men are losing their lives to white police officers, and most of the time justice is not being served. But even if justice is served, a valuable life has already been lost. I served as a state police officer in Alabama for six ... more »

Chinese Nuclear Experts Believe That North Korea Has 20 Nuclear Warheads

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Australian/Wall Street Journal*: *China Warns North Korean Nuclear Threat Is Rising* *Pyongyang could double nuclear-weapons arsenal by next year, according to latest Beijing estimates* *China’s top nuclear experts have increased their estimates of North Korea’s nuclear weapons production well beyond most previous U.S. figures, suggesting Pyongyang can make enough warheads to threaten regional security for the U.S. and its allies.* *The latest Chinese estimates, relayed in a closed-door meeting with U.S. nuclear specialists, showed that North Korea may already have 20 warhead... more »

What Happens When You Challenge Mainstream Ancient History?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski - *Author Graham Hancock is used to his compelling ideas on consciousness and ancient history receiving resistance... The post What Happens When You Challenge Mainstream Ancient History? appeared first on Waking Times.

The Arcturians: In Transition #1--Building A New "House" For Our SOUL

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015 In Transition #1--Building A New "House" For Our SOUL and Free Audio --- Suzanne Lie and the Arcturians 4-2-15 Get Free Audio In Transition #1 Building s New “House” For Our SOUL Greetings. I am Suzanne Lie/ I am starting a series called “In Transition.” There are so many things that are changing so quickly in our lives. And our consciousness and our bodies are having a very difficult time keeping up with all these changes. When I was a child my father was a contractor. I used to go with him to his job sites, and I would see houses in all the dif... more »

"A sign of success"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Talking of last night's *Newsnight...* It ended with an election feature on immigration, beginning with a report from former TUC-economics-advisor-turned-*Newsnight-*economics-guru Duncan Weldon. It clearly spun a strong pro-immigration line. It began, however, as more and more BBC reports do, by including 'vox pops' - ordinary, Gillian Duffy types - some expressing reservations, some being positive about immigration. This, despite all the polling evidence to the contrary, allowed Duncan to claim that "public opinion is nuanced". Duncan continued, "....[the view, however, of] b... more »

Obama Gives Petraeus Easy Ride

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
* Petraeus "Sweetheart Deal" Exposes Obama's War on Whistleblowers* By Institute for Public Accuracy Reuters is reporting: "Former U.S. military commander and CIA director David Petraeus will appear in federal court in North Carolina on Thursday to face sentencing for allegedly leaking secrets to a mistress who was writing his biography." Many, especially whistleblower advocates, contrast the light sentence -- a fine and probation -- Petraeus is widely expected to receive today with the harsh sentences whistleblowers have faced from Obama administration prosecutions. Seven w... more »

The Economy: "Are You a Social Security 'Zombie'?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Are You a Social Security 'Zombie'?"* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - "We have gotten some cold letters from hot readers. They fall into two camps: those who agree with us… and those who would rather see us imprisoned for hate crimes. At issue is the “zombie” status of Social Security recipients. Writes dear reader Kirk H. in response to the current Bonner & Partners campaign promoting a new book on how to maximize your Social Security checks, "Get What’s Yours." "Can you stop pushing the Social Security book now? It seems like you have been only writing ... more »

The Best And The Brightest Now Want To Leave Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Washington Times:* *Ukraine sees ‘brain drain’ as its best and brightest escape chaos for the West* *KHARKIV, Ukraine — Elvira Gorbunova came to Kharkiv in January, leaving her home in separatist-controlled Krasny Luch to escape dangers of living in a war zone. But she hopes Ukraine’s second-largest city is just a stop on her family’s journey to North America.“I don’t think we have any prospects here in Ukraine — plus we have a 1-year-old child,” said Ms. Gorbunova, a 30-year-old schoolteacher who is now a stay-at-home mother. “Another country will have more opportunities for ... more »

Skirmishes And Shellings Continue In Eastern Ukraine -- News Updates April 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Business Insider/Reuters*: Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine are preparing for something big *WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday accused Russia of building up air defense systems inside eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian rebels in breach of a European-brokered truce.* *"This is the highest amount of Russian air defense equipment in eastern Ukraine since August," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement.* *More News On Ukraine* Ukraine troops shelled by pro-Russian reb... more »

This Is Why Saudi Arabia Will Lose In Yemen

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Civilized humanity is on the side of Yemen. Evil barbarians are on the side of Saudi Arabia.* The Houthis and Yemenis as a whole are fighting desperate. They're fighting for their existence, while the Saudis are fighting for Bentleys. Title: Saudi Royal offers Bentleys to fighter pilots bombing Yemen, then deletes the tweet. Source: In The Now. Date Published: April 23, 2015.

The Arcturians: In Transition Part 2 - Remodeling

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015 *In Transition Part 2 - Remodeling--The Arcturians* *Remodeling* Have you ever remodeled your home while you are living in it? If you have, you can understand how chaotic that can be. What is occurring with our grounded ones is that you are all in the process of remodeling your earth vessel while you are living in it. From our viewpoint, we can perceive how our volunteer’s earth vessels are surrounded by fifth-dimensional light. This light is causing gradual and/or rapid changes in your physical form, consciousness and perceptions of reality. Hence, ... more »

"Some of the day's other news"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
And talking about downplaying... One of the two major BBC news bulletins (the ones people watch), BBC One's *News at Six*, failed to mention the Lutfur Rahman/Tower Hamlets story in its introductory headlines (of which there were five). A prominent, highly controversial elected mayor is convicted of corruption and booted out of office by a judge and yet the BBC's main evening news bulletin doesn't reckon that the story merits being included in its main headlines? As they say on the internet, "WTF?" And it only got worse. This is *not* a joke: BBC One's *News at Six *really did ... more »

Supplemental: At Salon, the children are not all right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015But neither are the professors:* It’s very hard for people to grasp the sheer incompetence of our upper-end press corps. Beyond that, many people don’t understand the extent to which the upper-end press is willing to dissemble and lie about its own conduct and attitudes. Our journalists are incompetent *and* dishonest. These problems are very clear when our scribes try to discuss, or pretend to discuss, the coverage of Hillary Clinton. Consider two recent examples. Over at Salon, one of the youngsters expressed concern about the possible coverage of Clin... more »

U.S. Trainers Help Prepare for War on Russia's Border

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
A “non-lethal aid" delivering US instructor teaches Ukrainian recruits how to use an RPG. At the end of the video one of the Ukie soldiers declares that they will soon go and fight in the East against their own citizens - right along Russia's border. Word came yesterday that the military equipment which has been brought by US Army personnel for war games at Yavoriv range near Lviv in western Ukraine will be given to the Ukrainian military after the exercises are finished. See more on this story *here* Also reported today that US marines are now protecting Ukrainian President Por... more »

U.S. Troops Begin Training Ukrainian Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Guardian*: U*S paratroopers begin training Ukraine national guard units* *Nearly 300 US soldiers hold joint exercises with 900 of Ukrainian counterparts in a move Moscow said could destabilise the situation in the east of the country* *US paratroopers have started training national guard units in Ukraine, despite Moscow’s warnings that it could destabilise the peace process with Russia-backed rebels in the east of the country.* *The move came as 2,000 local and Nato soldiers began exercises in Estonia, which also borders Russia but unlike Ukraine is a Nato member. The exerc... more »

Emily Maitlis uses 'a tone' to attack Nigel Farage

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
At the start of last night's *Newsnight*, Emily Maitlis (above) provided a textbook example of the dark art of skewing someone's words to cast them in the worst possible light (see pictorial equivalent, above). The 'someone' being skewed just happened to be the leader of UKIP. During his Evan Davis interview on BBC One, Nigel Farage said that he had used rhetoric on issues like immigration to "wake people up": Sometimes you have to say things in a way to get noticed, of that there's no question. In order to get the public aware of some of these issues perhaps at time that tone ha... more »

The BBC using The Archers to propagandise on behalf of 'global warming'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
From tomight's Archers, right at the end. You can listen to this on the BBC iPlayer. Jennifer Aldridge - "Kate was saying only this morning that she's sure that global warming must have a lot to do with it." David Archer - "She could be right" Jim Lloyd - "Well, it's common knowledge there's been a marked increase in the incidence of extreme weather" Jennifer Aldridge - "And that's all around the world" Is that common knowledge? Is it correct? Here's some facts that Jim 'Professor' Lloyd should really take notice of before he opens his faux intellectual mouth to opine on this ... more »

U.S. Trade Rep Says Murdering Union Leaders Not a Violation of U.S. "Trade" Agreements

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Operators are standing by: (202) 225-3121.Seriously. Please call.* *by Gaius Publius* You can't make this stuff up; it invents itself faster than you can find and print it. Two quick points, both about TPP and Ron Wyden's Fast Track sell-out. *First*, AFL-CIO leader Richard Trumka testified before the Senate Finance Committee in opposition to Wyden and Hatch's Fast Track bill. (For its toxic and deceptive provisions, see here.) Like almost every progressive leader and follower you can name, he's opposed to it. Because he represents the largest labor organization in the U.S., th... more »

Monsanto Has Knowingly Been Poisoning People for (at Least) 35 Years

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Monsanto is not creating food. The post Monsanto Has Knowingly Been Poisoning People for (at Least) 35 Years appeared first on Waking Times.

U.S. Accuses Russia Of Massing Soldiers On The Ukraine Border. Russia Accuses The U.S. Of Deploying Soldiers In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian servicemen drive armoured vehicles as they take part in a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, April 16, 2015. Pavel Rebrov/Reuters *Financial Times*: *Russia and US engage in new war of words over Ukraine* *Russia accused the US on Thursday of deploying military trainers in the combat zone in east Ukraine in a new war of words after Washington said Moscow was engaged in a military build-up in the war-torn region.* *The statement from Moscow came hours after the US said Russia was breaching a six-week-old ceasefire deal in easte... more »

Who Granted The GMO Evangelists The Monopoly On Compassion?

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 10 hours ago
RINF, Countercurrents, Global Research *https://twitter.com/colin_todhunter* Apparently, I am a "nut job" because I adhere to anti-capitalist, socialist, human-hating ideology. Not only that, I am working to keep millions in poverty and assisting in "crimes against humanity." I guess that’s the type of thing human-hating 'nut job' individuals do. Well, it is according to the warped world view of pro-GMO individual Paul Evans, who appears to be associated with the 'allow golden rice' website and the 'Galileo Movement'. I recently joined Twitter and quickly came to realise it is a ... more »

Iran's Naval Convoy To Yemen Has Turned Around

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News:* *Fleet of Iranian ships heading to Yemen turns around after being tracked by US warships* *A nine-ship Iranian convoy believed to be laden with weapons bound for rebels in Yemen turned around Thursday after being followed by U.S. warships stationed in the area to prevent arms shipments, multiple sources in the Pentagon told Fox News.The sources said the nine-ship convoy is south of Salalah, Oman, and now headed northeast in the Arabian Sea in the direction of home. The ships, which include seven freighters and two frigates, ... more »

Adam Gadahn, Spokesman For Osama bin Laden Also Killed In Drone Strike That Killed 2 Al Qaeda Hostages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Photo:* This image obtained from the FBI shows the wanted poster for Al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Yahiye Gadahn (AFP Photo/) *CNN:* *American mouthpiece for al Qaeda killed* *(CNN)He was known as the American mouthpiece of al Qaeda, speaking against his native country on behalf of a terrorist organization that's devoted blood and resources to attacking it.* *But not anymore.* *The White House announced Thursday that Adam Gadahn, 36, was killed in January in a U.S. government counterterrorism operation. Neither he nor Ahmed Farouq -- another U.S. citizen and al Qaeda operative who d... more »

The BBC plays down the Muslim angle to the Tower Hamlets verdict

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Sorry, but a long post is necessary here to show the difference in reporting a 'breaking news' story this afternoon between the BBC News website and *The Times *(online). *The Times, *in its account, brings out the religious - i.e. specifically Muslim - angle to the story of Lutfur Rahman and his corrupt mayoralty of Tower Hamlets. Here is that *Times *account in full (and sorry for breaking the paywall, just this once). I've highlighted in red the passages that relate to this Muslim angle and underlined the use of all words containing (in some way) 'Muslim' or 'Islam'. *Tow... more »

President Obama: 2 Qaeda Hostages Were Accidentally Killed In A U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan In January

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*New York Times*: *2 Qaeda Hostages Were Accidentally Killed in U.S. Strike, White House Says* *WASHINGTON — The White House acknowledged on Thursday that two hostages held by Al Qaeda were accidentally killed in an American government counterterrorism operation in January and said President Obama “takes full responsibility.”* *In an extraordinary statement, the White House said intelligence agencies had confirmed that Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian held since 2012, died during the operation.* *“The operation targeted...more »

World News Briefs -- April 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *President takes 'full responsibility' as White House reveals two Al Qaeda hostages - including an American professor - were killed during US drone strikes* ** American Warren Weinstein was killed during the operation in January * ** Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto was also slain by US forces * ** Mission targeted Al Qaeda compound on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border* ** President Obama has taken 'full responsibility' for the operations * ** He admitted that he has 'profound regret' after hearing of the deaths * ** In a 2012 video message, Weinstein told Obama his life ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 23, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN:* *Once lauded, Gen. David Petraeus faces criminal sentencing* *Washington (CNN)Gen. David Petraeus was once a widely celebrated military leader, a man who oversaw operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and was touted as a potential presidential candidate. On Thursday, he faces criminal sentencing in Charlotte, North Carolina, for removing and retaining classified information as part of his romance with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.Petraeus, who resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency in November 2012 after the relationship became public, is not expected to f... more »

Back to C-51 Committee Testimony

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 11 hours ago
And, we're back, for (perhaps) a brief look at the testimony of Steve "the perv" Blaney, and Peter "Zorro" MacKay, as both these idiots lied to us about their fascist surveillance legislation, C-51. I skimmed this a few days ago, and I'm pretty sure the stuff you're going to look at today is sycophantic drivel from their fellow sleaze-bag "Conservatives." But, still, it's important to see how debased our political culture is. So without further ado ... *The Chair: * Thank you very much, Minister MacKay. Colleagues, we will now go to our rounds of questioning with a first ... more »

The Malnutrition Epidemic in America

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Tracy Kolenchuk* - Obesity is not what most people think it is... The post The Malnutrition Epidemic in America appeared first on Waking Times .

Perdido Street School: On Long Island And Elsewhere, A Repeat Surge Of Op...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Perdido Street School: On Long Island And Elsewhere, A Repeat Surge Of Op...: From Newsday: Tens of thousands of Long Island elementary and middle school students refused to take the state math exam on the first da... more »

An ESEA only corporations should love... AFT joins in reforming 'Reform'?... And a Quiz for those who want to know more....

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
by Jim Horn *Published April 23 at Substance News.* The original Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 provided a huge financial carrot for Southern education apartheid states to finally desegregate their schools, which was to finally come over a decade after the Brown Decision that declared segregated schools "inherently unequal." It has taken a long time--50 years, in fact--for segregationists to turn the logic of ESEA on its head, but they will have surely succeeded if the ESEA reauthorization now being debated in the U. S. Senate becomes law. The first priori... more »

Thoughts on Composting

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 12 hours ago
Most people talk about composting as a viable alternative to tossing things into a landfill, but I was curious about how many people actually make the effort. I was also interested to learn about the reasons why folks don't compost. That was the focus of April's survey. Let's take a look at the results: [image: Survey Results - Do you compost?] *Comments* - COnstantly traveling. - Why NOT compost? It's great for the garden, it reduces our amount of garbage, and it's good for the earth to put food and yard waste literally back where it originated ! We had an old plasti... more »

Glimpse of the future

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
The Guardian is reporting that the BBC’s Roger Bolton has attacked national newspapers and television for failing to “power up” coverage of religious belief at a time when faith is playing a role in driving genocide and war. I’m not sure, from this article, where Roger is coming from, but former religious affairs correspondent from The Times, Ruth Gledhill doesn’t care. She said: after the 9/11 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center that “Islam as a subject was taken up by our crime, terror correspondents” while initiatives such as the “big society” attracted political and socia... more »

Chechen Leader Tells His Security Forces To Shoot At Russian Troops Who Are Operating In Chechnya Without Approval

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) met with Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Dec. 4, 2014. Reuters *The Guardian*:* Chechen leader tells soldiers to fire on unapproved Russian troops in region* *Ramzan Kadyrov instructs security forces to shoot at soldiers from other regions operating in Chechnya without his permission* *Chechnya’s leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has told his security forces to open fire on Russian federal troops if they operate in the region without his approval.* *He told his troops they could shoot at unauthorised soldiers from other regi... more »

The Vaccination Quiz Show

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
I am deeply troubled by what I have seen happen in our sick world this last week... First we have the outrageous reports coming out of Australia where that sinister criminal Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has had the nerve to have his government pass new "legislation" that would prevent parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated from receiving any state or federal benefits.... I find that appalling that the good people of Australia are now going to submit to mandatory vaccinations and as a result have their brains permanently damaged and their immune systems destroyed... We... more »

EVERYBODY LOVES A CHARADE: David Leonhardt enacts the code!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015Part 4—Sanitization and silence:* In fairness, Frank Bruni and Maureen Dowd are different types. Presumably, Bruni was simply dissembling in last Sunday’s column. By way of contrast, Dowd has been visibly out of her mind for a very long time. No, Virginia! Presumably, Bruni *wasn’t* “confused” by Candidate Clinton’s campaign in the ridiculous way he alleged. On the other hand, Dowd will go to her grave shouting the gender-crazed screed which defines her visible lunacy: *Democratic women behave like men! Democratic men are like women!* Bruni and Dowd are d...more »

How Stephen Harper Created the Duffy/Senate Mess ......

leftdog at Buckdog - 13 hours ago
In a May, 2013 Buckdog post, I told you how the Duffy/Harper mess got started ... *May 20, 2013:* *"* *When Stephen Harper decided to add Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy to Canada's unelected, undemocratic Senate, he started in motion a series of events that has ultimately become an ugly, nasty political scandal.For starters, neither Duffy nor Wallin qualified for senate appointment as representatives of their respective native provinces.* *While Ms. Wallin is originally from Saskatchewan, she has lived away for most of her adult life and Saskatchewan was no longer her principle re... more »

The Middle East Is Now In An Arms Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Saudi army artillery fires shells towards Houthi positions from the Saudi border with Yemen. Photograph: Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters *The Guardian:* *The $18bn arms race helping to fuel Middle East conflict* *Security experts express fears for region’s stability amid record weapons sales from west and Russia’s missile deal with Iran* *The Middle East is plunging deeper into an arms race, with an estimated $18bn expected to be spent on weapons this year, a development that experts warn is fuelling serious tension and conflict in the region.* *Given the unprecedented levels of weapons ... more »

A Putin - Clinton Connection?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Photo:* Frank Giustra, left, with former President Bill Clinton at a Clinton Foundation news conference in 2007. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters *New York Times*: *Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company* *The headline in Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when the newspaper served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”* *The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Ca... more »

ECB: What if Greece Issues a Parallel Currency?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
A very interesting read! Greece should issue it's own public currency.The ECB, however, is less enamoured of the idea, for what should be the most obvious reason. It would be a publicly issued currency outside the grasp of global private central bankers *Ekathimerini* *The European Central Bank has analysed a scenario in which Greece runs out of money and starts paying civil servants with IOUs, creating a virtual second currency within the euro bloc,* people with knowledge of the exercise told Reuters. Greece is close to having to repay the International Monetary Fund about 1 bil... more »

Death from Above: the New Manhattan Project Chemtrail Fleet

Mars Daniels at 13 hours ago
Dees Illustration By Peter A. Kirby Today's chemtrail spraying operations necessarily require a massive fleet of specialized jumbo jet airliners operating covertly. The volume and frequency of chemtrail reports from all over the world, the author's own observations and the massive task of controlling Earth's weather in the fashion of the New Manhattan Project suggest that these planes number over 1000. If you do not know what the New Manhattan Project is, please see the author's previous article "A History of the New Manhattan Project." These planes must necessarily be of a ce... more »

Corporate Welfare in Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Portland Press Herald reports: Sometime this year, the state of Maine will cut two checks worth a total of $2.8 million and mail them to out-of-state investors. Next year, it will send two more checks, worth $3.2 million, to the same recipients. It will repeat that process for the next three years until roughly $16 million of taxpayer money has been withdrawn from Maine’s General Fund. This payout of taxpayer dollars through 2019 will make whole a commitment the state made in December 2012 to encourage what was – on paper – touted as a $40 million investment in the resurgence of t... more »

5 Cars that Do Not Run on Gasoline

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Pao L. Chang* - This will show you that we already have the technologies to create cars that do not run on gasoline. The post 5 Cars that Do Not Run on Gasoline appeared first on Waking Times.

Balancing act

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Here’s an extract from a comment on Harry’s Place. “........if something is 'conceded' to Jews, then it must be balanced by something for the Muslims.If Rabbi Jonathan Sachs is knighted so too must Sacranie ( of 'Death would be too good' for Salman Rushdie infamy).If Netanyahu must (reluctantly) be invited to the Charlie Hebdo march, then so too must Abbas.If synagogues are to be guarded, then grants should be made to build / expand mosques.” This is something I’ve been thinking about too. What comes to mind is Theresa May’s bizarre proposal to make Islamophobia into a crime, which...more »

One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes - Part 6 - Solutions

Mars Daniels at 14 hours ago
By Brandon Smith All problems, all crises, have at least one solution, if not many solutions. There is no such thing as an unwinnable scenario. Some may not be smart enough or courageous enough to see it, but the solution is always there, waiting to be discovered. The only fight that cannot be won is the fight in which the enemy makes all the rules and we foolishly abide by those rules. Life is not a game of chess, and a man can choose to be more than a pawn anytime he has the guts to do so. In the past, I have likened the liberty movement to a rebellion against not just tyrants b... more »

Fighting In Anbar & Salahaddin Increases Casualties In Iraq 3rd Week of April 2015

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Continued fighting in Anbar and Salahaddin, along with Islamic State (IS) executions led to an increase in attacks and casualties in Iraq in the third week of April 2015. At the start of the week IS was able to seize several towns and neighborhoods of Ramadi in Anbar. Likewise in Salahaddin there was intense fighting in Baiji and the nearby refinery. Government forces spent the week trying to take back what they had lost. There were also upticks in violence in Diyala and Kirkuk, and a rare car bombing in Irbil. While IS was largely pushed back the events during the week showed tha... more »

The Coming ''Brain Chip''

Mars Daniels at 14 hours ago
Source By Brandon Turbeville Interestingly, a 2007 clip from NBC News has, for some reason, been making the rounds on the Internet once again as if it were being broadcast for the first time. This clip and the accompanying commentary has served to galvanize those reading and listening to it into one of two camps: one that is subject to overhype, “clickbait” titles and panic; and another that is firmly entrenched in the American sheep class for whom no bad news or reports of malfeasance is real or anything other than a conspiracy theory. This is because the NBC clip is an issue... more »

Practicing for War at Home

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
In recent weeks the US military, and likely Homeland Security, have been practicing internal suppression tactics from coast-to-coast. The video above is from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where military and law enforcement were practicing the internment of citizens during martial-law style training. The clip shows armed troops arresting role players on the street before a column of prisoners are marched towards a mock internment facility. Black Hawk choppers are also seen whizzing between buildings. The SunSentinel newspaper reported that the exercises were being conducted by "U.S. Spec... more »

Bare your breasts

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
This is further to Craig’s post on the appalling Evan Davis interview yesterday, which the b.t.l. comments indicate didn’t go down well with quite a few viewers. The One Show and Eastenders are no-go areas in this household so I always forget to tune in to the election specials that are scheduled in that slot, but yesterday I did happen to see the latter half of Evan Davis and Nigel Farage. I came in at Mo Farrah, and stayed for ‘breastfeeding’. Evan Davis looks haunted. I think he knows that his decision to forsake the cosy Today studio for the harsh glare of television was a mist... more »

Climate Solutions Act-- Doing Something About Climate Change

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Last year, during the crowded primary battle over the seat Henry Waxman was giving up, I brought a Capitol Hill staffer to a small dinner with then-state Senator Ted Lieu. My friend the staffer asked Ted why he would even want to go to Washington since it's so difficult to get anything done. He was impressed by Ted's record of accomplishment in Sacramento and warned him it would be a lot rougher in DC. Ted said he wanted to go to Congress for his young children-- because if we don't address climate change it may be too late for our children. Yesterday Congressman Ted Lieu introduce... more »

The Secret Stingray Case You Need To Know About

Mars Daniels at 14 hours ago
By The Big Picture What is Stingray technology - how is it used - and why is everyone trying to keep it a secret? Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) joins Thom Hartman. All across America - law enforcement agencies are using a special technology to collect information from your cell phones. *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Banned: Chase Bank Says You Can No Longer Store Cash or Precious Metals In Your Safe Deposit Box

Mars Daniels at 14 hours ago
By Mac Slavo Last week we reported that a Citigroup economist said that we need to abolish currency like the U.S. dollar, or at the very least, tax those who possess it. The whole idea made no sense, unless of course you are a big government stooge whose end-game is complete control over people's assets and a desire to track the purchasing activities of consumers. Now, a new report from Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars.com suggests that this may well be the goal. It turns out that it’s not just Citigroup who wants cash to be banned. Some JPMorgan Chase customers are receiving lett... more »

UK Court Awards £63 Million to Vaccine Brain Damaged Victims

Mars Daniels at 14 hours ago
By Experimental Vaccines GlaxoSmithKline is under fire once again. This latest settlement amount of $100 million brings the tally to more than $9 billion in GSK payouts since 2003. Kenny Valenzuela highlights the details behind Pandemrix, a swine flu vaccine that gave children lifelong ailments. *Research links posted below:* Brain-Damaged Victims of Swine Flu Vaccine Win $63 Million Lawsuit Pandemrix Flu Vaccine Linked To Narcolepsy UK Government to Compensate Brain-Damaged Victims of Swine Flu Vaccine Flu Shot Causing Brain Disorders & Paralysis Brain-Damaged UK Victims of Swin... more »

Congress Moves to Grant Even More Power to the NSA

Mars Daniels at 14 hours ago
By Carey Wedler Privacy advocates are urging the House of Representatives and Senate to vote against bills that further increase the government’s widespread surveillance of citizens. The bills, called the “Protecting Cyber Networks Act” (H.R. 1560) and the “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act” (S. 754) are the latest move by lawmakers to bolster the strength of the domestic spying apparatus. One of the main objectives of the new laws is to eliminate consequences for companies that share their users’ private information with the government. The bills refer to this as “liability ... more »

'Ray Guns' For The U.S. Army?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A specialist with the 533rd Brigade Support Battalion competes in a 9mm pistol course at the Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisc., on April 29, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Army Staff Sgt. Scott Griffin *Defense One*: *The Army Is Testing Handheld Ray Guns * *Fittingly, these rifle-sized weapons would gun for other electronics* *Pew! Pew! Soldiers with handheld energy blasters are the stuff of G.I. Joe, not real life … until now. The U.S Army is currently testing electricity guns for possible use against electronics on the battlefield. They don’t look like props from the popul... more »

Has The Yemen War Shown That Saudi Arabia Can Lead A Complicated Military Campaign?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Saudis Show Their Military Might in Yemen Conflict* *By sustaining nearly a month of intensive airstrikes in Yemen, Saudi Arabia shows it can lead a complicated military campaign* *RIYADH—Watching Saudi Arabia spend hundreds of billions of dollars on sophisticated weapons in the past decade, many friends and foes of the oil-rich kingdom often wondered to what extent it would be capable of using them.* *Now, there is an answer. By sustaining nearly a month of intensive airstrikes in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has shown that—from a purely military standpoint—it ca... more »

A Neglected Weapon in the Global Fight for Justice

Mars Daniels at 15 hours ago
By Omar Baddar This video is dedicated to all those fighting to make this world a better place, especially the ones feeling discouraged by the power of those who impose injustice and spread ignorance. This video is partially inspired by comments Joe Rogan made about the importance of positive energy -- listen *here*. *Subscribe to Omar's YouTube channel HERE* *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

The US Navy's 'Sci-Fi Weapons' Of The Future Will Be Available Soon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*U.S. News and World Report:** Weapons of the Future, Available Soon* *The U.S. Navy is testing classified, high-tech lasers that sci-fi fans have only dreamed about.* *Laser weapons are no longer a matter of science fiction: The U.S. Navy is testing prototypes that can shoot down a drone or sink a boat, and these weapons of the future may be deployed in limited capacity by the mid 2020s, analysts say.* *The goal for developers is to create a weapon with precise aim and unlimited ammunition – as long as the beam has a full battery. The lasers could be used to protect ships or c... more »

The Benefits of Korean Ginseng

WTStaff at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Meme - *Just how powerful is Korean Ginseng? Here's an image that shows how this potent root can improve your health and well-being The post The Benefits of Korean Ginseng appeared first on Waking Times.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Why Are Colleges Cancelling ‘American Sniper’?* Yes, it’s political correctness run amok. But it’s more than that. Campuses are grooming whiners because they aren’t nurturing citizens. The pattern of on-campus culture wars is now as familiar as the plot of a blockbuster film. And no sooner did the University of Michigan’s Center for Campus Involvement announce a screening of American Sniper than a wave of upset broke out. Things escalated quickly. The Michigan Muslim Students’ Association organized an open letter campaign, boasting 200 signatures, against the event. CCI balked,... more »

Printable Ocean Play Mat

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
If you liked the Car Play Mat that I shared yesterday, then you are going to love this Ocean Play Mat. This fun play mat is perfect for all of those under the sea creatures. Sized to print on a 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock, you can print this play mat on your home computer for fast fun. You will need: - The Printable found here - A laminator and laminating Sheets - a binder pouch to keep the creatures in - ocean creatures - magnet tape for the back of the play mat - cookie sheet to play on (I bought mine at the dollar store) Print the printable on a sturdy card... more »

The U.S. MIlitary Will Need These 10 Technologies For The Next War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System is an air burst grenade launcher. *Eric Beidel, Sandra I. Erwin and Stew Magnuson, National Defense*: *10 Technologies the U.S. Military Will Need For the Next War * Throughout U.S. history, advances in military capability have been fueled by innovation. All branches of the military consistently have managed to use technology in new and creative ways to gain an edge over the enemy. The wars of the past decade exposed an “innovation gap” that forced the U.S. military to play catch up, and react to enemy tactics — such as roadside b... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Predictions of doom scaled back* *The authors below rightly point to the fact that there is a great and unpredictable variability in climate events and say that natural variability is enough to account for the recent "pause" in warming. They also point out that only the more modest predictions of doom fit in with what has actually happened.So they show that the models are not necessarily wrong but can offer no evidence that they are right. To do that they would have to dig out some of the mythical warmth from the deep oceans. They do not face the fact that their research ... more »

Demographics Is Changing The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Examiner*: *Census: Record 51 million immigrants in 8 years, will account for 82% of U.S. growth* *Legal and illegal immigrants will hit a record high of 51 million in just eight years and eventually account for an astounding 82 percent of all population growth in America, according to new U.S. Census figures.* *A report from the Center for Immigration Studies that analyzed the statistics said that by 2023, one in seven U.S. residents will be an immigrant, rising to one in five by 2060 when the immigrant population totals 78 million.* *The report was provided to Secre... more »

No One Believes That The Next U.S. Bomber Will Be Built On Budget And On Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Bloomberg*: *Almost Nobody Believes the U.S. Air Force Can Build an Affordable Bomber* *The last time the U.S. Air Force developed a stealth bomber, the planes cost $2.2 billion each and couldn’t sit out in the rain.* *The B-2 bomber, whose sensitive coating helps make it hard to detect on enemy radar, must be sheltered from the elements in climate-controlled hangars at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. None of the 20 planes is based overseas, where it could respond faster in a crisis.* *Now, with little public scrutiny or debate, the Air Force is... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
[image: http://www.neworleanssaints.com/schedule/season-schedule.html] * *Homeowners capitalizing on jam-packed tourist weekend ~WVUE* *In lively testimony, Hollywood producer denies fraud charges in La. film tax credit trial ~Jim Mustian * *Illegal chalk ads in F.Q. upsetting some residents ~WWLTV* *Meters Push the Envelope ~NOLA DEFENDER*

Physics teacher takes over the Islamic State

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Newsweek, Business Insider, and many other news servers remind us that the boss (and chalif) of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was injured in a March airstrike. Consequently, it was time for the ISIS to pick another chieftain. It turned out to be a former physics teacher from Tal Afar, Iraq named Abu Alaa Afri. Al-Baghdadi's "main organs" are working – I am not sure whether they include his brain among the "main organs" – but the physics teacher would have many advantages. We're told that Abu Alaa Afri is 1. the beloved protege of late Osama bin Laden (PBUH: Piss Be Urinati... more »

Anti-quantum zealot T-shirts, sweatshirts, mug

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
On April 1st, armchair physicist and anti-quantum zealot Matt Leifer wrote a blog post named Luboš Motl is right whose most valuable part was the following picture: He became the first anti-quantum zealot – which is how I called these people in 2009 and especially 2011 – who identified himself with the T-shirt. I didn't quite appreciate the commercial dimension of this enterprise so let me tell you. Since the beginning of the month, every anti-quantum zealot – Gerard 't Hooft, Sean Carroll, and thousands of other men (including many of you) – may have bought and may still buy thei... more »

“The Secret Stingray Case You Need To Know About “

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“The Secret Stingray Case You Need To Know About“* "Shahid Buttar of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) joins Thom. All across America - law enforcement agencies are using a special technology to collect information from your cell phones. What is Stingray technology - how is it used - and why is everyone trying to keep it a secret?" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l20ayzcuiwk

Historical Evidence that Proves “Jesus Christ” was Created by Constantine

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
It must be this time of year again. First though, it makes complete sense that a great genius of history emerged as a teacher in the First Century AD. What he did do was initiate a movement that was a revolution in spiritual sensibility. The followers became known as Christians or some such similar related nomenclature. They piggy backed on top of the established evangelic Jewish movement launched by Herod the Great throughout the Roman Empire. Their revolution was successful and they then became a dominant movement. At the same time we have the established Egyptian religio... more »

Altamura Man

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
[image: After 150,000 Years in a Cave, a Neanderthal Skull Looks Like This] This is unsuual but it also appears to be prospective for usable DNA. This will provide a DNA snapshot that is deep in time and is closely related to us. It is also plausibly before we began to interbreed as well. Thus we have a possible initial condition to work against. Archeology is becoming more and more productive these past years mainly because of pure numbers of boots on the ground. Obviously more such caves need to be carefully searched. Life found its way in and often got trapped. . *Afte... more »

Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
We need to remember that National interests are separate from popular inclination. That Islam promotes hatred and that calls for Jihad are popular is the cultural background of present day Islam. At the same time these enthusiasms are normally turned against each other, all of which is problematic. Then we have the Munich agreement burned into our historic memory which makes these type of agreements so difficult. We naturally have a high threshold for acceptance and that is what the Iranians are learning. This is not an American agreement. It is correctly a global agreemen... more »

Baffling 'Y' Shape on Venus May Finally Be Solved

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
The best interpretation is centrifugal forces produced by the atmosphere itself. This additionally causes upwelling of material that then colors the observed structure. Thus we are somewhat further ahead but not too much. Modeling needs to also master atmospheric rotation as well if it has not been done yet. The understanding will apply elsewhere. As i have posted before, I expect that Venus will be ultimately terraformed. It will not be like Earth because the Moon and its four billion years of kneading will not be possible. What can be done is to inject water to produce... more »

Knowledge Defined by Joseph C. Richardson

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
Source: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?pid=6088101259618620242&oid=103890513550952313529&authkey=COCLg-zZraPyiwE

Hollande moots cancellation of Mistral warships deal

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]French president Francois Hollande suggested Wednesday (22 April) that France might not deliver its mistral warships to Russia but refund Moscow instead. "On the Mistrals, all options will be addressed. At the moment, as I have said, the Mistral delivery is not possible in the current context," Hollande said at a press conference in Paris with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. Hollande is due to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday in Yerevan, where they will attend commemorations for the 100th anniversary of mass killing of Armenians. Read more

The Arrogant Autocrat: Stephen Harper's Takeover of Canada

Alison at Creekside - 19 hours ago
New book coming out next week. From the presser: "Passionate Canadian bestselling author and publisher Mel Hurtig calls upon Canadians to save our country, restore democracy, and adopt urgent measures to protect the future. Just months from the general election, political activist Mel Hurtig now launches an extensively researched polemic, *The Arrogant Autocrat*. In it he argues that Stephen Harper's government has had a devastating impact on the country, radically altering its democratic and economic fabric. Hurtig catalogues a litany of abuses, from violations of parliamentary... more »

Happy St George's Day - Not that you'd know it is from the BBC's lack of coverage

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
23rd April is St George's Day, the national day of England. Not that you'd know that if you look at the BBC's England news page where there is not a word about it. Contrast that with the coverage that the BBC give St Patrick's Day. The BBC really are desperate to destroy the English identity and along with the Labour Party they are doing their best to achieve this. If the BBC do deign to mention St George's Day then there will be the usual dismissive comment that St George wasn't even English but was Turkish. Maybe someone could then explain to the BBC that St George did indeed c... more »

She Refused Her Doctor’s Wishes (Drugs) for Her Son’s Autism. Two Years Later and the Results Speak for Themselves by Jennifer Giustra-Kozak

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
[image: natural autism kid]Evan & his sister She Refused Her Doctor’s Wishes (Drugs) for Her Son’s Autism. Two Years Later and the Results Speak for Themselves Alt Health Works, 17 April 2015 *By Jennifer Giustra-Kozek , LPC* At 4 ½ years old, my sweet and loving son Evan was diagnosed with ADHD, Apraxia and high functioning autism – Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). Although mostly happy, he started displaying episodes of anger and become anxious and obsessive/compulsive (OCD). He began fixating on many things and lost the ability to sleep soundly. I often felt hopeless a... more »

Test missile crashes on launch in northern Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: 9A83ME TEL - Antey-2500 SAM]A surface-to-air missile crashed shortly after being launched in northern Russia on Wednesday, Russian news agencies said, in a failed test that will be seen as an embarrassment for the country`s military forces. An official speaking on condition of anonymity initially told AFP the incident had involved an experimental military rocket, but state-owned weapons manufacturer Almaz-Antey was later quoted as saying it was an Antey-2500 missile that fell back to the ground. The test was meant to "give an assessment of the manoeuvrability of a modernise... more »

Draken International to Offer Next Generation Upgrades for Aero L-39 Aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: L-39 Albatros]In an exclusive partnership with Aero Vodochody and Williams International, Draken International is now offering next generation upgrades on L-39 aircraft in the Americas. Based in Lakeland, FL, Draken International is a leading provider of tactical flight support as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. The L-39 upgrade program, or L-39NG upgrade, enables owners of Aero Vodochody L-39 aircraft in the Americas to implement a number of powerful enhancements to deliver significant improvements in performance, technological capability, aircra... more »

Manned aircraft needed for future Air Force, as Navy moves unmanned

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F/A-XX sixth-gen fighter concept]The Air Force will not follow the Navy into an all-unmanned future strike fleet, as pilots will be needed in the cockpits of most of its combat fleet for the foreseeable future. While the Air Force will increase its reliance on remotely piloted and possibly autonomous aircraft, there will be no replacement for a fighter pilot, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Wednesday. "Having the human brain as a sensor in combat is still immensely important in our view," Welsh said at an event sponsored by Defense One in Washington, D.C. Read more

First Of 13 Japanese Tsunami-Damaged F-2B Fighter Jet Repaired

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-2B Viper Zero]The Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) rolled out the overhauled F-2B fighter aircraft in a ceremony to mark to the completion of repairs by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Lockheed Martin held at MHI's Komaki South Plant. The overhauled aircraft will be used for pilot training at Misawa Air Base, before being transferred to Matsushima Air Base, according to JASDF. JASDF suffered serious damage to 18 of its 31 F-2B aircraft in the tsunami that inundated Matsushima Air Base on the northwest coast of Japan, about 300 km north of Tokyo. Work to fix 13... more »

Russia to Export Its Ptero-Class Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Ptero-G0 UAS]Russia is set to supply its Ptero-G0 unmanned aircraft systems not only to the Russian law enforcement agencies, but to its foreign partners, AFM-Servers, the developer and producer of the systems said on Wednesday. Russia is planning to export its Ptero-G0 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), according to the Director General of the developing and producing company AFM-Servers, Amir Valiev. The foreign customers have already ordered six such systems; two of them were delivered last year and two more are currently being prepared for delivery. Read more

Critics round on €500m aircraft deal for Greek navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: P-3B Orion]During its time in opposition, Greece’s radical leftwing Syriza party was quick to accuse the government of “excessive” spending on defence and a lack of transparency regarding military contracts. Now, the Syriza-led administration of Alexis Tsipras, prime minister, faces censure for signing a €500m deal last month to upgrade five ageing US-made P-3B Orion maritime patrol aircraft while slashing funds for anti-poverty projects. Adding to the intrigue, the government kept quiet about a deal that was Greece’s biggest defence procurement since 2006. It was revealed b... more »

GAO Report Sees Snags in Future F-35 Affordability

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35 Lightning II]The Department of Defense (DOD) and industry partners still have structural and budgetary issues to address as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program moves forward with plans to increase spending and production, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) early last week. With nearly two years and 40 percent of development testing still on the agenda for the $400 billion program, the GAO finds that the DOD and industry partners such as Lockheed Martin may be in dangerous territory. The program encountered problems wit... more »

India's Rafale Deal: Why The Outright Purchase Was A Balancing Step - Analysis

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Dassault Rafale]The Indian government’s decision to purchase 36 Rafale MMRCA aircraft from France outright, as against the original 18, with a direct government to government deal with France could be the best option. This is because the issues were no longer merely commercial in nature; there were strategic reasons to be considered. The most apparent and crucial matter of the rapidly decreasing combat punch of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was not the only issue at hand. The decision to select the Rafale at the outset was already made with the conscious view that it was the be... more »

Russia wants to build a supercarrier, and it's a total waste

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: A model of Russia's proposed supercarrier]Russia's plan to expand its navy through the construction of an aircraft supercarrier is pretty much a tremendous waste, Nicholas Varangis of the Atlantic Council argues. Supercarriers, by nature, allow a country to project power throughout the world. An individual US supercarrier, for instance, can carry 70 aircraft anywhere in the world. This allows the US to hypothetically strike targets and make its influence felt the world over. Read more

PLA's Type 052D missle destroyers could beat Vietnamese Su-22s: report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Type 052D DDG]China's Type 052D guided-missile destroyers have the capability to intercept and shoot down the the People's Air Force of Vietnam's Su-22 fighter bombers should a future conflict between two nations over the disputed South China Sea take place, according to the Beijing-based Sina Military Network on Apr. 20. The former Soviet Union provided 180 MiG-21bis fighters, 40 Su-22M3 ground attackers and six Su-22U trainers to the People's Air Force of Vietnam in late 1979 to replace its obsolete A-37 attackers and F-5E fighters captured from the South Vietnamese Air Fo... more »

Economic News , Data and Views ( April 23 , 2015 ) - Early news and data from Europe , Data and news overnight from Asia , Greece items of interest

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 20 hours ago
Tweets.... Updates at blog tweet feed during the day .... *MineForNothing* @minefornothing · 2m 2 minutes ago Markit:Output prices in the French private sector fell further in April Cha Geo retweeted **Russian Market* ‏@russian_market 27m 27 minutes ago GERMANY APRIL MANUFACTURING PMI FALLS TO 51.9; FORECAST 53 - But... but cheap Euro? *Edward Hugh* @Edward_hugh · 16m16 minutes ago Spain rate of new household formation weakened in Q1 - not good news for home sales. [image: Embedded image permalink] *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 9m 9 minutes ago Greek... more »

Netherlands Ministry of Defence partners with Thales for air defence systems and services

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: SMART-L EWC Ground Based system]The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Thales announce their partnership for the service of four SMART-L Early Warning Capability (EWC) radars for the Royal Netherlands Navy, as well as service and delivery of two SMART-L EWC Ground Based systems (GB) for the Royal Netherlands Airforce. “These are unique contracts in which the services for both ground based and naval systems have been aligned and the MOD has involved a private party,” says vice-admiral Borsboom, Director of the Defense Materiel Organisation in The Netherlands. ‘By lon... more »

HMAS Warramunga completes anti-ship missile defence upgrade programme

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMAS Warramunga (FFG-152)]The Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Anzac-class frigate HMAS Warramunga is set to resume operations after completing the anti-ship missile defence upgrade programme. During the upgrade, the vessel received design and integration capability with new Phased Array Radar technology designed by CEA Technologies in Canberra. Upgrades to the ship's combat systems and platform integration design were carried out by Saab Systems in South Australia and BAE Systems in Victoria. Read more

GRSE to ready its first stealth frigate by 2023

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Project 17A-class FFG]Defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), which is building three of the seven stealth frigates under "Project 17A", on Wednesday said the first ship will be ready by 2023. The Project 17A-class frigate is a follow-on of Shivalik-class frigates, entailing indigenous construction of seven stealth frigates. The Cabinet Committee on Security earlier in February cleared the Rs.50,000 crore project under which four of the ships would be constructed at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) in Mumbai and three in GRSE. Read more

Keel-laying, launching of three ships for Russian Navy slated for April 23-25

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Project 636 (Kilo) class SSK]A keel-laying ceremony for an icebreaking ship and a mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) for the Russian Navy will be held on April 23, 24. Besides on April 25 a new submarine will be launched, the Ministry of Defense press office said. Tomorrow, April 23, JSC Admiralty Shipyards based in St. Petersburg, Russia will lay keel of a diesel-electric icebreaker "ILYA MUROMETS" (Project 21180) designed to support the activities of diverse groups of the Northern Fleet in the Arctic zone. On Friday, April 24 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard will lay down the Navy's... more »

MENA Report ( April 23 , 2015 ) - Yemen Regional Proxy War in focus.... Iraq / Syria Regional War in focus ..... Humanitarian crisis finally gets the attention of the EU..... Libya in focus...... Iran Nuclear Talk Items....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 20 hours ago
Links....... *No Progress: Saudi Air War on Yemen Resumes* *42 Killed as ISIS Clashes With Rival Syria Rebels* *White House to Saudis: 'Job Is Not Done' in Yemen War* *US Drone Strike Kills Seven Suspects in Eastern Yemen* *Syria Airstrikes Kill 32, Including Many Civilians* Civilians Condemn Airstrikes for Creating Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen No Let Up in Baghdad Blasts; 136 Killed in Iraq Russia Arms Iraq, Syria to Help Combat ISIS: Lavrov Political Solution on Syria Needed to Stem Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: EU Official Afghan, NATO Officials Doubt ISIS Links to Jalalaba... more »

Raising sunken nuclear subs finally taking center stage

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: November class SSN (K-159)]Two nuclear submarines lost or sunk by the Russian and Soviet Navies still lay at the bottom of the sea posing a possible source of contamination and laying tripwires to Moscow’s ambitious plans to develop the industrial and oil infrastructure of the Arctic. The issue was one under discussion at a joint conference held by Bellona and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom last week in Murmansk. Authorities say lifting the K-27, scuttled by the Soviet navy after an accident, and the K-159, which the Russian navy lost while towing it to dismantle... more »

Canadian-made drone to be tested for potential sub-hunting role

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: TD100 UAV]Federal government researchers will be testing a small Canadian-made drone in the Ottawa area to see if such unmanned aircraft could eventually be used to hunt for submarines and ships. It is the first time that an unmanned air vehicle built in Canada will be tested in this role. The first tests will take place at a facility in Bourget, Ont., in the summer as sensors onboard the unmanned air vehicle, or drone, are calibrated by researchers with the National Research Council. Read more

House Boosts Funds for Nuclear Submarines, Super Hornets and Amphibs

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: LX(R) Amphibious Ship]Congress authorized more funding to pay for next generation ballistic missile submarines, F/A-18 Super Hornets, new amphibious assault ships, Tomahawk missiles and Littoral Combat Ships in several House Armed Services markups of the proposed 2016 defense budget. The House Armed Services Committee Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee also emphasized that the Navy’s developmental carrier launched drone, the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike system, or UCLASS, needs to be a long-range penetrating strike drone. Rep. Randy For... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Society Of Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Society Of Dreams” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1swN4D9gXE

We Called it Progress

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago

Free Leonard Peltier!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Movie based on the Leonard Peltier Story* 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... more »

Former CIA Director David Petraeus To Be Sentenced Tomorrow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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* *NYC's Mr. Art Deco*I don't usually go looking for trouble across the decades, but sometimes the trouble finds you. So it was ... more »

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