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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

7 April - Blogs I'm Following II

10:56pm MDST

Has China Weaponized The Internet?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 56 minutes ago
China Telecom has denied any highjacking of U.S. internet traffic. Photo from CNN *The Diplomat:** Has China Weaponized the Internet?* *China’s internet censorship went on the offensive this week, enlisting computers around the world in a DDoS attack.* *Last week, China’s internet censorship apparently began playing offense – GitHub was the target of a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack beginning last Thursday. The attack targeted two specific pages on GitHub’s site: the page for the Chinese-language version of the New York Times and the page for GreatFire.org, a g... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Legumes

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 56 minutes 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 »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Star clusters are among the most visually alluring and astrophysically fascinating objects in the sky. One of the most spectacular nestles deep in the southern skies near the Southern Cross in the constellation of Crux. The Kappa Crucis Cluster, also known as NGC 4755 or simply the "Jewel Box" is just bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye. It was given its nickname by the English astronomer John Herschel in the 1830s because the striking color contrasts of its pale blue and orange stars seen through a telescope reminded Herschel of a piece of exotic jewelry. IMAGE: The FORS1...more »

These 6 Countries Have Blocked Social Media

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Business Insider:* *6 countries that block social media* *Political censorship is alive and well in countries throughout the world.In 2014, Reporters Without Borders designated 19 countries as "enemies of the internet" for actions ranging from Britain's distributed denial of service attack against Anonymous to North Korea having building its own internal internet and walling its citizens off from the global web. However, despite the "enemies of the internet" moniker, only six countries actively block social media networks around the world, as shown by the following graphic fr... more »

"Passive Acceptance..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Poet: gk thomas, “Wretched of the Earth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Wretched of the Earth”* By gk thomas “Poor kids, wretched of the earth, why should we feed you? Why shouldn't we empty our sea of bullets into your swollen bellies or poison you with toxic chemicals or depleted uranium? Why should we care, we who are living well? Where is it written in stone that you deserve better? Or that we are not animals subject to the law of nature: kill or be killed? You suspect us of being cruel, but we are kind. Our god tells us so. It is yours that lies. So you cry at night, shivering in the cold or sell yourselves for a slice of bread. What is that to thos... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Psychology: “The Bystander Effect”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Bystander Effect”* by smartknowledgeu “In the 1960s, Columbia University researchers, John Darley and Bibb Latané, conducted a now famous study of a phenomenon that they coined “the Bystander Effect” in which they sought to prove that people made their most important decisions by observing social cues of their peers and would not dissent from these cues if the majority of their peers conformed to a uniform “norm”. To test their thesis, Darley and Latané falsely informed subjects, the “marks”, that they were being recruited to take part in a study about the many problems tha... more »

"Rules For Thinking And Believing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Seven Rules for Believing"* by Chet Raymo "I was reading again recently Richard Dawkins' letter to his daughter Juliet on her tenth birthday, urging her to avoid tradition, authority and revelation as reasons for believing. Ask for evidence, he writes - evidence that is at least potentially available to all. Good advice, and I wouldn't mind passing on Dawkins' letter to my own children or grandchildren. But there is further advice I would add. Previousy I proposed here Four Rules of Rational Thinking, and had some savvy comments by readers. Let me now propose Seven Rules of Belie... more »

Amnesty International's Sunjeev Bery on the Yemen crisis + Yemeni Journalist Zaid al-Alaya’a On Saudi Airstrikes On Civilians

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*Title: Sunjeev Bery on the Yemen crisis. Source: CCTV America. Date Published: April 7, 2015. Description:* For more on the Yemen humanitarian crisis, CCTV spoke to Sunjeev Bery, Advocacy Director, Middle East North Africa, Amnesty International USA. *Title: Yemen Security. Source: TV2Africa. Date Published: April 7, 2015. Description:* Houthi rebels in Yemen continue to gain ground in the southern city of Aden Sunday, despite a Saudi-led airstrike campaign. The French News Agency reports the rebels have taken the provincial government headquarters, including the governor's offi... more »

Council Housing Strategy a Failure

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*Guest post by Stephen Berry* Len Brown’s admission that only 170 homes have been built in Special Housing Areas since he was elected Mayor proves the Council’s housing strategy is a total failure. Unprecedented sales activity in March has seen Auckland’s residential housing market establish new records for prices and sales numbers. The average house price is even more expensive than in Sydney, with the gap widening as a stronger Kiwi dollar heads towards parity. Auckland houses are still the second-most overpriced in the world. Over thirty suburbs in Auckland now have a median h... more »

DCCC Surrenders NY-11 To GOP

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
The DCCC has one skill-- losing congressional races Last February we explained that the "new" Luján-run DCCC threw in the towel on the Staten Island congressional race even faster than the DCCC usually gives up. NY-11 is Michael Grimm's old seat, which has a growing Democratic edge. In 2008 Obama lost to McCain, 51-48%, but four years later Obama beat Romney 52-47%, a pretty significant swing. A competent DCCC would immediately recognize something to build on. Steve Israel and his puppet, Ben Ray Luján, aren't even vaguely competent and they've decided to just surrender without a fi...more »

The U.S. Justice Department Has Been Monitoring All Americans’ Overseas Phone Calls Since 1992

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*USA Today:* *U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades* *Starting in 1992, the Justice Department amassed logs of virtually all telephone calls from the USA to as many as 116 countries, a model for anti-terror surveillance after Sept. 11, 2001.WASHINGTON — The U.S. government started keeping secret records of Americans' international telephone calls nearly a decade before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, harvesting billions of calls in a program that provided a blueprint for the far broader National Security Agency surveillance that followed.For more than two decades,... more »

The Heat discusses the Iran nuclear deal

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*President Obama to the New York Times: "It's not as if in all these conversations, I'm leaving all my, you know, rifles at the door." * *An excerpt from,** "Iran and the Future of America’s Middle East Strategy" **by Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, April 6, 2015:* *The National Interest *has published our latest article, “Reality Check: America Needs Iran,” see here; we’ve also appended the text below. The piece argues that by trying to pursue a narrow arms control agreement with Tehran, while doubling-down on failed policies of offensively and unconditionally arming an... more »

Russian Hackers Succeeded In Hacking Into The White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*CNN*: *How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House* *Washington (CNN)Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.* *While the White House has said the breach only ever affected an unclassified system, that description belies the seriousness of the intrusion. The hackers had access to sensitive information such as real-time non-public details of the president's schedule. While such inform... more »

Money won’t do it

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Sometimes there is more foolishness written in the papers than it’s possible to properly countenance. The *Otago Daily Times* has taken up the cudgels on behalf of a “regional solution to housing” that appears part of a new regionalism post-Northland that is well trumpeted by other commentators, including Interest.Co.NZ. The ODT calls for government action to recognise the regions and to make them more attractive. How, somehow? Dunedin, Invercargill, Timaru and Nelson are seen as very affordable places for first-home buyers, but the consistent drift north of jobs and government ... more »

NASA Information on UFOs Exposed

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Video -* A Briton accused of hacking into NASA and US military computer networks has spoken out about his experiences and findings regarding UFOs. The post NASA Information on UFOs Exposed appeared first on Waking Times.

Pakistan Wants To Lay Murder Charges Against The Former CIA Station Chief And A CIA Lawyer For A U.S. Drone Strike That Killed 3 Civilians In 2009

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Pakistan court says former CIA station chief will face charges over drone strike* *Islamabad high court orders murder charges be brought against Jonathan Banks and former CIA lawyer John A Rizzo for 2009 strike that killed at least threeThe former head of the CIA in Pakistan should be tried for murder and waging war against the country, a high court judge ruled on Tuesday.Criminal charges against Jonathan Banks, the former CIA station chief in Islamabad, were ordered in relation to a December 2009 attack by a US drone which reportedly killed at least three pe... more »

PBS: What drove a small sect to take control of Yemen?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
What drove a small sect to take control of Yemen? Source: PBS NewsHour. Date Published: April 7, 2015.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today.” - Thomas Gray

"How It Really Is"

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

FBI Agents Must Now Get Into Shape

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
F.B.I. agents jogging at the National Mall in Washington on Friday, part of their fitness training. Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times *New York Times:* *Battling Crime and Calories at F.B.I. (Fit Bureau of Investigation)* *WASHINGTON — F.B.I. agents are on the front lines of the fight to protect the United States from Islamic terrorists, Russian hackers and Chinese spies.* *Now they have something far more personal to worry about: their waists.* *For the first time in 16 years, the F.B.I. is requiring that its agents pass a fitness test.* *“The lives of your colleagues an... more »

Commentaries, Analysis And Editorials -- April 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
A Saudi Arabia-led coalition continues to bombard Yemen in an effort to stop the advance of an Iran-backed Houthi militia. The conflict is increasingly becoming a proxy war for regional supremacy. Here, followers of the Houthi group demonstrate against the Saudi-led air strikes in the capital city of Sanaa. Reuters *Dieter Bednarz, Christoph Reuter and Bernhard Zand, Spiegel Online*: *Proxy War in Yemen: Saudi Arabia and Iran Vie for Regional Supremacy* *On recent evenings, as Western foreign ministers negotiated fervently with the Iranian leadership in Lausanne, Switzerland, two y... more »

Photo Apaches Occupying Sacred Oak Flat April 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Photo by Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache Censored NewsSince Feb. 6th, 2015 -- Apaches and Indigenous Peoples worldwide are still occupying Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel (Oak Flat) in Arizona where Resolution Copper Company is attempting to build a $64.1 billion dollar mine while desecrating sacred and holy ancestral Apache land.

Are the Media Fawning Over the SNP?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Are they? Nicky Tyrone seems to think so. Well, to be absolutely accurate he's talking about the left wing media here. Continuing our exacting theme, while his piece asks about "the left media's worship of the SNP", he qualifies this by noting "the slightly pro-SNP slant of the left of centre media". Idolatry vs a qualified welcome. Hmmm. Furthermore, the bloody, quivering slab of evidence backing up his position is ... a single article by Zoe Williams. Double hmmm. I'm not about to offer a content analysis of our centre left press friends at *The Graun*, *Indy*, or *Mirror*. Let's... more »

The consequences of socialism …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: image] *“The Sex Pistols, we never really thought of ourselves as some dead serious load of old nonsense, it was always more to do with humanity and humour. There was no vicious undertone in us, no nasty edge. And certainly none of the deadpan, dreary political opinions like The Clash wallowed in. We lived in the real I world. We actually did come from council flats. We knew the consequences of socialism.” *- John Lydon, Uncut Magazine *“Without calculation, economic activity is impossible. Since under Socialism economic calculation is impossible, under Socialism the... more »

4 Ways Big Pharma Continues to Lose Credibility

Waking Times at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Still holding onto the pipe-dream that Big Pharma has your best health interests in mind? Here’s some food for thought that might make you question the credibility of pharmaceutical companies. The post 4 Ways Big Pharma Continues to Lose Credibility appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- April 7, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *Iraqi officials say 10 mass graves found in Tikrit* *Iraqi officials announced Monday the discovery of several mass graves near the city of Tikrit, state news media reported.* *Officials with the Ministerial Council said in a statement that 10 mass graves had been found in the city, about 80 miles north of Baghdad, after a combined force of Iraqi troops and militias recently routed Islamic State militants from the area.* *"Eight graves were found inside the presidential palaces in Tikrit and two outside that area," Haidar Majid, a spokesman with the operations roo... more »

The "Giuliani Test": A Republican Primary Candidate Questionnaire (Plus: Rand says he's in!)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*Rand Paul strips the contest to bare essentials* *And then there were two:* *Today Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul followed Texas Sen. Rafael "Ted from Alberta" Cruz as the second announced "major" candidate for the GOP presidential nomination. (Says Politico: "Rand Paul launches 2016 bid with attack on GOP." Says the Borowitz Report: "Rand Paul Joins Crowded Field of People Who Will Never Be President.")* *by Noah* Since it's that time again, and all sorts of totally unbalanced insufferable Republican weirdos are crawling out of their dark corners to vie for the title of candidate of thei... more »

The Economy: “Say It Isn't So! (Europe and The Law)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Say It Isn't So! (Europe and The Law)”* by Karl Denninger “You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours... but if you try to take my money (as opposed to that of the peasants) I'll bend you over the table and...” (Reuters) -”The European Commission is considering an investigation into whether Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain have illegally underwritten banks which have accumulated assets considered low-quality in the rest of the euro zone, the Financial Times reported. The EC is currently studying the information requested from member states to decide if a full probe is required, th... more »

The Economy: “The Scary Truth Behind Friday’s Jobs Shocker”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Scary Truth Behind Friday’s Jobs Shocker”* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - “On Friday, the Labor Department released a shockingly weak March jobs report. The feds and their cronies on Wall Street spent the weekend trying to put a bag over its head. Former Pimco CEO and Bloomberg columnist Mohamed El-Erian gave this quick reaction: "The US employment machine notably lost momentum in March, with just 126,000 new jobs added – far fewer than the consensus expectation of around 250,000 – and with revisions erasing 69,000 from the previous two months’ total,... more »

Musical Interlude: Roger Whittaker, “I Don't Believe in if Anymore”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Roger Whittaker, “I Don't Believe in if Anymore” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lx8c3-djc8

Obama Got Rid of The Imaginary Iranian Bomb, But Continues To Ignore The Very Real Israeli Bomb And Wahhabi Bomb

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Good deal, bad deal, no deal, it doesn't matter, you can never win with these guys. They have always been after war. Nothing else will satisfy them.* *1. An excerpt from, "Israeli Professor - 'We Could Destroy All European Capitals'" by Nadim Ladki, IAP News, 2003:* An Israeli professor and military historian hinted that Israel could avenge the holocaust by annihilating millions of Germans and other Europeans. Speaking during an interview which was published in Jerusalem Friday, Professor Martin Van Crevel said Israel had the capability of hitting most European capitals with nuc... more »

See the Bigger Picture in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Land grab in Ukraine is Monsanto’s backdoor to the EU By ORIENTAL REVIEW The quest for Ukraine’s legendary black earth is almost complete. To the dismay of French, Polish, German farmers, the multinational agricultural corporation Monsanto, as well as DuPont Pioneer and John Deere, have all lobbied for access to the largest agricultural market in Eastern Europe. This will soon reshape the market for agricultural products in the EU and spell ruin for Europe’s farmers. In Nov. 2013, the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation drafted a legal amendment that will benefit global ag producers ... more »

Honesty, Obedience, Fidelity...Love?

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
So, how do you love under any circumstance? Without opinion or expectation, disappointment or judgment? What does love like that look like? If your love is conditional, then by definition you require those conditions to be met for it to continue. This is how conditions actually work. This physical life is conditional. It requires oxygen. If you take away my oxygen, I no longer have it. I die. What about the conditions we place on our love relationships? Love may be withdrawn if the following are not met within them: Honesty - truthfulness Obedience - dutiful... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- April 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Warplanes hit Houthi base in central Yemen, students reported killed* *(Reuters) - Warplanes from a Saudi-led air coalition on Tuesday bombed a military base in central Yemen controlled by Houthi fighters and their army allies, and a website of the Houthi-run defence ministry said two students were killed at a neighbouring school.* *Military sources said five bombs were dropped on the Republican Guard base near the city of Ibb, 160 km (100 miles) south of the capital Sanaa, apparently targeting air defence units and soldiers' quarters.* *They said the commander of the... more »

Je Suis Valentina? Neo Nazi lovin TO Symphony Bans Pianist for Exercising Free Speech

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
If Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa had been 'tweeting' about* big bad Russia*, paraphrasing the usual spoon fed drivel/propaganda/ perception management promoted by our war mongering media, she would be playing with the Totalitarian (Toronto) Symphony However, the Totalitarian (Toronto) Symphony, living up to it's correct name, has banned her from performing- *What a disgrace! * She has absolutely every right to express concerns about her home country Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa will not perform with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra this week because of what the ... more »

Countdown to Anzac Day

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: image] Pic *NZ Herald* So any number of media and veterans organisations have now begun their “countdown to Anzac Day,” to the 100-year anniversary of the disastrous Anzac landings on a 700m stretch of Turkey’s Dardanelles some way distant from Turkey’s capital. It was one of the most disastrous operations amid a whole war replete with disasters, of a war begun with no purpose and fought with no quarter at the end of which three empires were destroyed, a fourth all but bankrupted, a platform for big government and future conflict laid across both victors and vanquished (... more »

Investigate the Pentagon Budget

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Politicans across the nation are yelling and screaming about welfare fraud as a way to create the momentum to destroy social progress. Rarely do we hear the political class talk about the trillions of dollars unaccounted for by the Pentagon and the weapons corporations. Nor do we hear either party complain about corporate welfare. Isn't it time to get off the backs of the poor and working class and go after the real fat cats?

Fracking Pollutes California Water While Individuals Suffer

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Jefferey Jaxen* - As California lawmakers decide if resident ‘water wasters’ should face jail time as a drought strikes the state, water agencies are busy working on higher rates and fees to penalize individual residents. The post Fracking Pollutes California Water While Individuals Suffer appeared first on Waking Times.

Israel Kidnaps Palestinian Parliamentarian

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Palestinian rights groups have condemned the arrest of a prominent left-wing lawmaker in the West Bank. Khalida Jarrar was seized by Israeli forces, in a night raid on her home.

April 7: A shameful waste of good paper....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
The front page headline is okay. It's an important story on a coalition of rural New Brunswickers that is trying save rural schools. It's nice to see New Brunswickers getting interested in something other than car shows. But then -Section A becomes a swim in the toilet with the big flush on A4. Moncton may hire somebody to test the quality of beer in bars. It's actually a bigger story than the one about rural schools. The editorial is, as always, about money. It's an editorial that rants all over the place, and so makes no clear point. Norbert has a point, sort of, but it's hardly ... more »

Interpol-Wanted Ukrainian Extremist Appointed As Adviser To Ukraine's Chief Of Staff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Business Insider/AFP*: *Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias* *Kiev (AFP) - The controversial leader of Ukraine's ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor paramilitary group, which is fighting pro-Russian rebels alongside government troops, was made an army advisor Monday as Kiev seeks to tighten its control over volunteer fighters.Coming on the anniversary of the start of fighting in Ukraine, the move marks a key step in government efforts to establish authority over the several private armies that share its goal of crushing pro-Russian separatists in t... more »

Kindergarten Teacher Appreciation Gift

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 9 hours ago
I am convinced that nobody in the world has it more together than Kindergarten Teachers. Every time I volunteer in my daughter's classroom I stand in awe of her teacher. I can't get two kids to do what they are supposed to, let alone almost 30. For teacher appreciation week this year, I was in charge of pulling together a gift for her teacher. I wanted to give her stuff she could use in her classroom and things that were just for her with a tote bag to hold it all. I used a fabric tote bag with maroon heat transfer to make the bag. I fount the font for the Keep Calm here. Remem... more »

Solar Update

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago

Supplemental: Rolling Stone sought “sympathetic coverage!”

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015That seems to be what they got:* Yesterday, we suggested that the New York Times published a pair of soft-soap accounts of the Rolling Stone debacle. We referred to a news report and a “news analysis” which discussed the Columbia School of Journalism’s report on the giant debacle. The Times used soft soap in each report, we flawlessly said. To peruse that report, click here. How odd! Yesterday afternoon, the Daily Beast reported that Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone’s owner, gave the Times early access to the CSJ report. Lloyd Grove mused about Wenner’s possible ... more »

1,300 Mainers Tell @SenAngusKing Don't Bomb Iran, Let Diplomacy Work!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
By Lisa Savage Mainers concerned about Sen. Angus King's belligerent stance toward Iran visited his Augusta office yesterday to deliver a petition with 1,300 signatures of constituents calling for diplomacy, not war. In this photo Doug Rawlings, co-founder of Veterans for Peace, hands the petition to King's staff while Codepink associates Ridgley Fuller and Mark Roman join others in holding DON'T BOMB IRAN signs produced by social action organization CREDO, the petition's sponsor. This is one of many actions concerned citizens are taking to let King know that we expect him to rep... more »

100 Day Juice Fast in 10 Minutes – Astonishing Transformation!

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video - *This is the incredible story of 32 year old Aaron and his 100 day juice fast. This 10-minute video shows his progress from 333 pounds down to 222 pounds 3 months later. The post 100 Day Juice Fast in 10 Minutes – Astonishing Transformation! appeared first on Waking Times.

Power and Negotiation: A Geopolitical Waltz

Rodger Payne at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
The following is a guest post submitted by Valentina Amuso and Kyle McNally. Is the US in an inevitable spiral of decline? Is China rising as the new hegemon? These are a few of the new dinner table topics of the 21st century. The latest iteration of such questions can be found in the discourse […]

A Look At How The Kremlin Is Trying To Break International Sanctions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Ilya Pitalev *New York Times:* *Waving Cash, Putin Sows E.U. Divisions in an Effort to Break Sanctions* *NICOSIA, Cyprus — When Cyprus seized hundreds of millions of dollars from bank depositors, many of them Russians, as part of an internationally brokered deal two years ago to rescue its collapsing financial system, the Russian leader, Vladimir V. Putin, denounced the move as “dangerous” and “unfair,” warning of a sharp chill in relations.But Mr. Putin was all smiles recently when he received Cyprus’s president, Nicos Anastasiades, in Moscow. He hailed relations w... more »

12 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Sarah Landrum* - People with high levels of emotional intelligence are able to recognize and regulate their own emotions along with the emotions of those around them. The post 12 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence appeared first on Waking Times.

The Best Politics of the World

Mark at Toward a Bioregional State - 10 hours ago
Seen in this documentary, I was thinking far more of the living Himalayan happiness on their faces than these long forgotten secret towers. Across the Himalayas, these silent, nameless, unused and even ownerless towers are dead and unrequired in their lives—only towering testaments to the lost hubris of trading towns, violent states, prideful families, and Silk Road strings snapped by Mongol invasions. The culture that built the secret towers rotted away, leading to the towers decline. However, their culture of happiness remains. ...more »

We Used to Call It Piracy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Secretary of War Ashton Carter reveals that it is wrong to think there is a separation between capitalist economics and war policy. In fact they are connected at the core. The cruel and anti-democratic TPP trade deal is indeed a weapon of mass destruction that would be used to destroy the last remnants of national sovereignty of any country that signed onto the deal. It just goes to show that the 1% understands that US military policy isn't about spreading democracy, justice, human rights or environmental sustainability. US foreign policy is only about freedom.....the freedom of... more »

Germany Calls Greek Demands For Reparations 'Stupid'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:** Germany dismisses Greek demand for billions in WW2 reparations* ** Rejects call for 278.7 billion euros as "stupid"* Says Greece seeking leeway to end debt crisis* Greece blames Germany for austerity conditionsBERLIN, April 7 (Reuters) - Germany's economy minister branded Greece's demand for 278.7 billion euros in reparations from World War Two as "stupid" on Tuesday, while the German opposition said Berlin should repay a forced loan dating from the Nazi occupation.Greek Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas made the demand on Monday, seizing on an emotional ... more »

A Vote in April on Fast Track & TPP?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*How "The Mouse" Sees TPP (source)* *by Gaius Publius* A what-to-expect note on TPP. There will be several battles; the first is coming in the Senate Finance Committee, likely in April, with a vote on "Fast Track" enabling legislation. ("Enabling" legislation means Fast Track enables TPP by disabling Congress's ability to debate and amend it.) If Fast Track passes out of committee, it will go to the Senate floor. If it passes the Senate, it will go to the House. If Fast Track passes both houses of Congress, TPP will be introduced. If Fast Track fails at any of these points, TPP wi... more »

A3 Newsletter: Baton Rouge Prayer Vigil on April 12 Marks the 43rd Year of Albert Woodfox's Solitary Nightmare

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 11 hours ago
At 2PM on Sunday, April 12, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Reverend Dr. Patricia T. Bates will be hosting a prayer vigil to mark Albert Woodfox's 43rd year in solitary confinement. Reverend Bates will be joined by Michael Mable, brother of Albert Woodfox, who will be speaking about how this injustice affects families. Sponsored by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Sunday's vigil will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 544 Government Street, Baton Rouge LA. *If you do not live in or around Baton Rouge and therefore cannot make it t... more »

Schools Where Child Misery Is the Cost of Doing Business

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Despite high test scores for many of the disenfranchised children who survive the school leaders' brutal gauntlet of adult expectations that are rigidly imposed on students in "no excuses" charter schools, there are plenty of reasons for kids to call KIPP the "Kids in Prison Program," or to refer to the Success Academy charters as "Sucks Academy." For both children and teachers in these paternalistic schools, any semblance of normal life has been displaced by a grinding, minutely-routinized, and dehumanizing script that directs and converts human energy to the production of test sc... more »

Firefighters Have Decided To Submerge The Burning Russian Nuclear Sub To Put Out Flames (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Previous Post: *Russian Nuclear Submarine On Fire In Russian Port *WNU Editor*: RT is reporting on the decision from the authorities *to submerge the sub*. This is serious .... this is an admission that they have lost control of the fire. We will update this story as more news becomes available.

US Agribusiness, GMOs And The Plundering Of The Planet

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 11 hours ago
RINF, Countercurrents, Global Research Small family/peasant farms produce most of the world’s food. They form the bedrock of global food production. Yet they are being squeezed onto less than a quarter of the planet's farmland. The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations. By definition, peasant agriculture prioritises food production for local and national markets as well as for farmers’ own families. Big agritech corporations on the other hand take over scarce fertil... more »

Unscrupulous Special Interests and Their Vaccine Crusade

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
Polio or Something More Sinister? *April 7, 2015* (F. William Engdahl - NEO) - Polio is something I have more than a passing acquaintance with. Two days before my fifth birthday a medical doctor in Minneapolis diagnosed me with polio. I only learned decades later that it was not polio, poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis as it was also called. It was shortly after World War II. Then a few years later we were presented Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine, and the world believed that because of that vaccine and the Sabin variant, polio had been stamped out. The reality was that polio w... more »

U.S. And Iraq Divided On Where The War Against The Islamic State Should Proceed Next

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Iraq, U.S. Are Divided on What’s Next in Battle Against Islamic State* *After retaking Tikrit, Americans look to Mosul while Iraqis want to reclaim province of Salahudeen* *Iraqi security forces and their U.S. partners are divided about where to next confront Islamic State after their victory over the extremist group in Tikrit last week.* *Both hope to capitalize on the momentum to reclaim all of the surrounding province of Salahudeen. The bulk of that effort will focus 25 miles northwest of the provincial capital Tikrit on the refinery city of Beiji, whi... more »

Are you willing to spend the next 570 days agonizing over the election?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*I'm not.* So Rand Paul has announced he's running for president. And we're surprised, why? Already, the Rand Paul foes and fans are blah blahing over this development. Here's what I can predict with complete certainty: Things will change so fast that your head will spin off it's axis before November, 2016. I'm not willing to play that game. Are you? Meantime, we have to endure the small minority of teh gheys making headlines because in their mean-spirited, and yes, hateful way, they wish to crush those who don't think they're the best thing since icing on cake. Let them eat... more »

News Roundup

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
*Activists put a bust of Edward Snowden on top a revolutionary war memorial in Brooklyn, New York* *(click on photo for a better view.)* *Hours after police removed the Snowden bust artists replaced it with a hologram.They say the action was a message of defiance aimed at the authorities who "censored" the piece.* - I did an hour long radio interview this morning on a show hosted by long-time Vermont peace activist Joseph Gainza. We talked about Ukraine and the US goal for regime change in Russia. During the interview we also talked about the Obama 'pivot' of 60% of US... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
Kaname Harada, 98 years old, holding a photo of himself as a Japanese fighter pilot in World War II. *His final mission, he said, was to warn Japan to never go to war again* / Credit Ko Sasaki for The New York Times *I can identify with Kaname Harada, a Japanese fighter pilot in World War II, who excelled as a fighter interceptor protecting the Japanese fleet but now feels his last mission is to protect his country regarding the moral perils of war ~ much as I was once a navy interceptor fighter pilot who protected the 7th fleet in 1960 in my fully armed F3H Demon ~ but now my la... more »

UN Aid Agency Describes Yarmouk Refugee Camp Siezed By Islamic State Militants In Damascus As A 'Hell-Hole'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Deutsche Welle*: *'It's a hell hole': UNRWA describes Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus* *Thousands of Palestinians are caught up in Syria's war, living in horrific conditions in the Yarmouk camp in Damascus, now largely under 'Islamic State' control. DW spoke to the UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees. DW: After being expelled from the area on Thursday, the "Islamic State" along with the al-Nusra Front - two groups which fiercely oppose each other elsewhere in Syria - have captured most of Yarmouk, the district in southern Damascus mostly inhabited by Palestinian refu... more »

Ginkgo Biloba Extract Improves ADHD Symptoms in Children

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Case Adams* - Ginkgo biloba has been reputed as an aid to brain health and neurological conditions for centuries by traditional doctors. The post Ginkgo Biloba Extract Improves ADHD Symptoms in Children appeared first on Waking Times.

How to Develop Immunity Against Psychic Vampires

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Frank Giokas* - Psychic drain is a daily occurrence for most human beings. Interestingly, it is a common result of interactions with the people closest to you. The post How to Develop Immunity Against Psychic Vampires appeared first on Waking Times.

Mexico: Volcano Webcam Detects Unknown Object

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 13 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO, www.webcamsdemexico.com and www.diarocambio.com.mxDate: April 6, 2015 (event on March 31, 2015)* *Mexico: Volcano Webcam Detects Unknown Object* The images were disseminated by Webcams de Mexico's Twitter feed with the following remark: "SkyAlert and Webcams de Mexico picked up a mysterious light on the evening of March 31st, crossing the fumarole generated by the Popocatepetl Volcano barely three minutes after an explosion within the crater of the colossus, which expelled incandescent fragments. The images were disseminated by Webcams de Mexico's Twitter f... more »

LIBERALLY LOATHING: Attacking the slack-jawed yokels among us!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015Part 2—In search of our favorite targets:* Just for the record, a lot of people in Indiana don’t approve of same-sex marriage, at least not yet. If we lived in Indiana, that wouldn’t be our position. But a lot of people still disapprove, as can be deduced from Frank Bruni’s latest column. In this passage, Bruni quotes David Gushee, “an evangelical Christian.” Gushee “openly challenges his faith’s censure of same-sex relationships, to which he no longer subscribes:” BRUNI (4/5/15): *“Conservative Christian religion is the last bulwark against full accepta... more »

The BBC and much less than half the story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Some media organisations are more forthcoming with the details of particular stories than others. *The Times* report on one of today's main news stories begins like this: *Yorkshire teens slip net to reach Syria* *Photo caption: British authorities are understood to believe that both teenagers are now in Syrian territory* The teenage brother of Britain’s youngest convicted terrorist is thought to have fled to Syria in an attempt to reach Islamic State fighters, it emerged last night. Hassan Munshi, 17, and a close friend are believed to have vanished from the West Yorkshire town of... more »

Portman Has More Money In His Campaign War Chest But Strickland Has Already Pulled Ahead Of Him With The Voters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Although his supporters assure me he's no longer anti-Choice or anti-LGBT, Blue America is unlikely to ever endorse right-of-center Ohio Democrat Ted Strickland, a former congressman and governor. He was never a Blue America type of politician and he's not a Blue America kind of candidate. His opponent, incumbent Rob Portman, is of course worse... much worse. I expect virtually every Blue America member in Ohio will vote-- perhaps even enthusiastically-- for Strickland in 2016. Judging by the NRSC's twitter patterns, there is no Democratic Senate candidate-- with the possible exce... more »

Scores of Mass Graves Discovered In The Iraqi City Of Tikrit After The Islamic State Was Driven Out

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Bodies of soldiers killed by Isis exhumed from Tikrit mass grave * *Teams in newly liberated Iraqi city have started excavating site believed to contain hundreds of soldiers killed by militants* *An Iraqi official says teams in the newly liberated city of Tikrit have started exhuming bodies from a mass grave believed to contain hundreds of soldiers killed by Islamic State militants last year.* *About 1,700 soldiers were captured by the extremists in June as they were trying to flee Camp Speicher – an airbase on the outskirt of Tikrit that previously served as a U... more »

March 2015 Iraq Reaches Another Record High In Oil Exports, Still Not Enough To Meet Budget

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
In March 2015 Iraq exported the most oil since 2003. Bloombergsaid it was the most in 35 years. A slight uptick in prices also meant that the country earned the most so far this year. Unfortunately those amounts were still not meeting the marks set in the 2015 budget. March was another hint at the potential the Iraqi oil industry has, but also the dire economic situation the country is in. Iraq exportedan average of 2.98 million barrels a day in oil last month. That was up from February’s 2.597 million barrels. March’s figure surpassed the previous post-2003 high of 2.941 million... more »

German MP Blows Whistle on US-NATO

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
German member of parliament Sahra Wagenknecht (Left Party) tells the truth about what is actually happening in Ukraine. She blows the whistle on US-NATO aggression towards Russia.

to ottawa for the 2015 cupe library conference

laura k at wmtc - 14 hours ago
At this very moment I am on the train from Toronto to Ottawa, en route to the CUPE Library Workers Conference. This will be my first time attending this annual event. I don't know what to expect, but I'm super excited! Last week I was off work for a few days for my annual Spring New York City fix, and this week for the CUPE Conference. Somehow I am managing to stay on top of things at the library. Being compulsively organized has its advantages. I'm blogging courtesy of my old netbook, the first time I've turned it on in many months. Allan and I worked on it to see if we could resur... more »


Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 14 hours ago
For the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies: I continue to mount an insurgent write-in candidacy for the position of chair-elect, a position I have been nominated for 3 years in a row, but ruled ineligible or passed over 3 years in a row by the organization’s board. I don’t want to further explain or comment as to why I have had to take this course of action (go here if you do want to read why: http://drcintli.blogspot.com/), but simply to leave a reminder that the election goes through 9a.m. past, Tues April 14. To vote, go to http://www.naccs.org/naccs/Candidate2... more »

Russian Nuclear Submarine On Fire In Russian Port

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Smoke rises from a Russian nuclear submarine in drydock for maintenance. @ govoritmsk / Twitter *RT:* *Reports of nuclear submarine on fire at Russian shipyard* *A fire has reportedly broken out at a Russian nuclear submarine during repair work at a shipyard in Severodvinsk. The cause of the fire is believed to be related to welding work on the sub.* *According to the the shipyard's spokesperson, the submarine’s nuclear reactor was shut down and its weapons unloaded before the repair started.* *“The fire affected an area of some 20 square meters. The insulation between the hulls o... more »

(Lie) Kidnapped Kurds set free by Islamists. (Fact) Kurds transported to Idlib, to fight!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
One of my fave topics- sure to be ignored. Which doesn't bother me, or I wouldn't keep on it, right? How many posts are on the blog pertaining to that special relationship between the Kurds, who are sunni muslims and their best buddies in any one of the brand name Islamist fighting groups? More then a few! Most of the Islamist fighters being sunni muslims just like the Kurds. How many times do the Islamist irregulars have to 'kidnap' Kurds and then set them free before people understand *there is no real fight* between these two alleged separate entities? I have taken the info ... more »

Fallacious thinking in Hugh Everett's thesis

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
In Spring 1959, Hugh Everett traveled to Denmark in order to convince the Copenhagen school that he has found something important about the foundations of quantum mechanics. Did he succeed? Léon Rosenfeld, a close collaborator of Niels Bohr's, probably summarized not only his but also Bohr's and others' opinions when he said that Everett was "indescribably stupid and could not understand the simplest things in quantum mechanics". *Off-topic, Czech LHC:* a neat article about the 2015 run, your humble correspondent is mentioned a few times, e.g. when it comes to my $10,000 supersymmet...more »

Like a Teflon Rolling Stone

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
Nobody who perpetrated the fraudulent and now-retracted *Rolling Stone* article about a University of Virginia gang-rape is getting fired. When propaganda in the interest of the ruling class replaces muckraking journalism in the public interest, the facts become secondary. Stephen Colbert even coined a new word -- "truthiness" -- to describe the phenomenon of using story-telling to advance a particular agenda. And that is just what the story of "Jackie" did. It jibed perfectly with the Democratic Party campaign strategy of fetishizing rape on college campuses, framing a felonious c... more »

Courts may use Google Maps

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
R. v. Ghaleenovee, 2015 ONSC 1707: The Court of Appeal has specifically found that a trial judge may rely on Google Maps when taking judicial notice as a readily accessible source of indisputable accuracy: *R. v. Calvert*, 2011 ONCA 379, 12 M.V.R. (6th) 18, [2011] O.J. No. 3086. See also: *R. v. Gregory*, 2009 BCCA, 2009 BCCA 26 (CanLII) , [2009] B.C.J. No. 240.

Seminar at the Stockholm Institute for Future Studies Tomorrow!

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 15 hours ago
Tomorrow I'll be catching the train to Stockholm to present at the *Institute for Future Studies*' research seminar. The topic I have been invited to talk about is "The Price of Precaution: Evaluating Actions Actualised by Extreme and Extremely Unclear Risks", based, of course, on my work on the ethics of precaution and the precautionary principle. On that basis, I will here try to engage a bit more constructively with the discourse around so-called existential (technological) risks than what I did in two recent posts on this blog (here and here), and I am very happy for the IFS t... more »

World News Briefs -- April 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC: Yemen conflict: Aden a 'ghost city' as death toll rises* *The head of the ICRC in the Yemeni city of Aden has told the BBC the country's conflict has made it a "ghost city".Robert Ghosen said medical supplies were urgently needed in the city. On Monday an aid flight to Yemen was held back because of logistical problems.The World Health Organisation says more than 540 people have died in the conflict.In recent months Yemen has been gripped by fighting between several different groups.The main conflict is between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to the government of Pres... more »

Harper dumfounds me with celestial wisdom!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Wow I am in shock. Two smooth moves in one day. First funding the 30 Meter telescope will mean Canada has a place at the big boys of discovery table. (Although I have read that the scientist pitched the proposal to him with the title of "*Increasing Space Surveillance: Increasing Universal Control Capacity*" Second selling GM shares while they are still worth something was good timing. Now that the business case is closed its clear that the Mich Ronmey neo con Adam Smith creative distruction (with fat fees) approach was a dead end. GM and Chrysler have been saved, and the Governm... more »

And Now The Main Event

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
ppcpokertour.com/ Mike Duffy's trial starts today. You can bet that the Harper machine will try to keep the focus exclusively on Duffy. But, Lawrence Martin writes, political scandal has a habit of sweeping away many players as it rolls across the landscape -- and that includes governments: Going all the way back to the 1950s, ethics has been a major player in the fate of our governments. A prime reason for the defeat of the Liberals in 1957 was the defiant invoking of closure by the Louis St. Laurent government in the TransCa... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Why Are US Colleges So Afraid of Letting Students Speak Freely?* “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.” The words of the First Amendment couldn’t be plainer. Yet more than two centuries after the Bill of Rights was written, they remain the subject of fierce debate. Actually, I should amend that (no pun intended). These words would be the subject of debate—if debate were permitted. But these days, apparently, we’re all so thin-skinned that we can’t bear to hear an opinion that challenges our worldview. This is even true, ironically, at our institutions of hi... more »

A Global Financial Reset Is Coming: ‘A Deal Is Being Made Between All The Central Banks’

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Dees Illustration Mac Slavo There is an unprecedented reset coming to world financial markets, and if you’ve been paying attention it’s impossible to ignore the signs. In fact mega-investment funds, governments and central banks have been secretly buying up and storing physical gold in anticipation of an event that will leave the U.S. dollar effectively worthless and governments around the world angling for a new global currency mechanism, according to mining executive Keith Neumeyer. But before the reset can happen Neumeyer, who recently founded First Mining Finance and has pa... more »

Afghan Mission accomplished: more heroin for the world

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Dees Illustration Jon Rappoport The Guardian reports statistics on opium agriculture in Afghanistan: “…the US counternarcotics mission in Afghanistan stands out: opiate production has climbed steadily over recent years to reach record-high levels last year.” “Far from eradicating the deep-rooted opiate trade, US counternarcotics efforts have proven useless, according to a series of recent official inquiries. Other aspects of the billions that the US has poured into Afghanistan over the last 13 years of war have even contributed to the opium boom.” “In December, the United N... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*What Evidence Would Persuade You That Man-Made Climate Change Is Real?* *Ronald Bailey below has decided to move to the side of the Gods after having been a skeptic. So his arguments for his new belief are interesting. What he says is that warming is still going on even though we cannot detect it. Some small changes are happening that would happen if there were warming so that is enough to convince him. The story that heat suddenly started to hide in the deep ocean 18 years ago is just a desperate guess propped up by shaky statistics that ignores the nature of h... more »

University Study: Facebook is Bad for Your Mental Health

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
*UH study links Facebook use to depressive symptoms. Findings suggest amount of time spent and social comparison on Facebook impacts mental health.* The social media site, Facebook, can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users may find themselves spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook and may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends. According to University of Houston (UH) researcher Mai-Ly Steers, this kind of social comparison paired with the amount of time... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*BigBelly is Smart... And Hungry for the Quarter's Trash ~NOLA DEFENDER* *Shabby chic gives way to merely chic: How come? It’s the economy, stupid ~C.W. Cannon, The Lens* *Film industry pushes back at recent criticism of its state tax credit program ~Tyler Bridges * *Mississippi River opens after Monday afternoon vessel collision, oil spill ~WVUE * *Mapping Louisiana's Disappearing Coast ~Jesse Hardman, WWNO*

TSA Now Training Armed Officers

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
By TruthstreamMedia The hour is definitely getting late, America. Why is the mainstream media still pretending like the case is still being made for arming the TSA, meanwhile the Federal Business Opportunities official government website is filled with agency contracts for TSA agents to train at firing ranges within a certain mile radius of major airports nationwide? And they have been for months now. We're about to live in a country where we not only have a gestapo at our airports, but they are about to be armed and authorized to use deadly force. Visit TruthstreamMedia.com *... more »

Pet Owners Beware: Animal Control Agencies Killing Dogs Over Unpaid Fees

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Lily Dane Keep a close eye on your dogs: animal control agencies across the US are hitting pet owners with large fines for small violations – and some are killing the pets of those who can’t afford to pay up. CNN Money posted a disturbing article titled "Dogs Killed Over Unpaid Fines" that exposes the atrocities: In a number of cities across the country, animal control agencies are aggressively going after pet owners with big fines for small violations. Some hold people’s pets until they settle their bills, even if it means they end up killed. Others leave the dogs alone but issu... more »

KMT shorts

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*An old waterway in Fengyuan. The old hemp factory in Koroton -- Koroton being the Japanese name of Fengyuan -- was near here, and received shipments of raw hemp via this waterway and the rail line. * The current KMT party selection process for the presidential candidate is decided 70% by a public poll and 30% by a party poll, but some in the KMT are advocating that the KMT use a 100% public poll. Since Wang Jin-pyng has a better shot at a public poll, some are seeing this as a favor to him. UDN says it is what Wang supporters want. However, according to the Taiwan News/CNA articl... more »

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden. U.S. citizens real concerns? They only care if their 'dick' pictures are seen by government.

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 16 hours ago
June 1st the govt. votes on continuing the Patriot Act. It is important for people to stand up for their freedoms. If we don't stand up we lose it all. We can't live in fear as the government wants us to, just so they can spy on every single person and everything we do. Understand this is not about fighting terrorism, this is about knowing everything about every single citizen. Every citizen

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Gedalyah Reback, Arutz Sheva:* *What Might a Middle East Nuclear Arms Race Look Like?* *Nuclear brinkmanship in the Middle East would not necessarily resemble past nuclear rivalries around the world.* *Saudi Arabia is on the march. Within days of a framework agreement between Iran and the United States, the Saudis launched Operation Decisive Force in Yemen to ostensibly roll back Iranian influence in the region. * *It also possible that the Saudis think they have a time limit to make moves against Iran before Iran actually gets the bomb. After that, the Saudis might need to be ... more »

Economic News , Data and Views ( April 7 , 2015 ) Greece updates of note ( Greece FN M travels to Paris today after visiting DC for IMF and Treasury Meetings this Sunday / Monday , Trade deficit numbers continue in reverse for Greece , Greece's PM In Russia for Meetings - but not requesting loans ? Germany denies Greek reparations claim of 279 BN ) Spain sees a negative interest yield on 6 month debt auctioned today ...... Turkey's lira under pressure ...... Additional items of note for today !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets...... fred walton retweeted *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner · 9m9 minutes ago Putin, Greek PM to discuss food embargo, financial issues. On May 9 Putin and Tsipras plan another meeting. http://tass.ru/en/russia/787847 … fred walton retweeted *TASS* @tassagency_en · 38m38 minutes ago Putin, Greek PM to discuss food embargo, financial issues - Kremlin http:// tass.ru/en/russia/787847 … fred walton retweeted *Sputnik* @SputnikInt · 2h2 hours ago US Wants to Mediate Talks Between #Athens, International Creditors - #Greece http://sptnkne.ws/ca8 [image: Embedde... more »

Double Standards, the Ukraine and WW III

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 16 hours ago
I'm starting to think that the Ukrainian people were and are deluded. I say this as a guy who loved his Ukrainian grandmother and who, as a Canadian eighty years later, has shed a tear when recalling the *Holdomor*. The Ukrainians were deluded because they thought they could join the European Union and that this would lead to a measurable improvement in their standard of living. In reality, the EU only offered them membership to draw them out of Russia's orbit. The EU is a tool of (mainly bankster) oligarchs who loath European social democracy and are actively trying to kill it in ... more »

The Human Experiment Documentary- Being Released on April 17, 2015

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
[image: "The Human Experiment" Poster] What if the greatest chemical disaster of our time didn't involve oil spills or nuclear meltdowns? Instead, imagine much lower levels of exposure, inflicted over generations and affecting every person on the planet. The result: Rising rates of everything from cancer to autism to infertility. That's the premise behind the documentary "The Human Experiment," which was executive-produced and narrated by Sean Penn. As the synopsis continues: "'The Human Experiment' lifts the veil on this shocking reality – where untested chemicals are ubiquitous ... more »

Did You Know That There Are Multiple Cures For Cancer?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
To learn more visit: *Chris Beat Cancer Blog* *The Truth About Cancer*

AEC 6: The ACSC/ASEAN People's Forum (APF) 2015

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 17 hours ago
The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will hold its annual and 26th Summit this coming April 24-27, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Presidents and Prime Ministers of the 10-member countries will go there for their official signing of agreements and ceremonial group photos. The heads of six observer countries in the ASEAN + 6, namely Japan, China, S. Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand, also go there, usually on the last day of the summit. Before the ASEAN Summit, there is also a big gathering of leaders of different NGOs in the region, the ASEAN Civil Society Confe... more »

The NSA Has A Special Room For Analysts To Watch The Porn That Terrorists Watch

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
NSA Headquarters *Gizmodo:* *NSA Has a Special Room to Find Terrorist Memos Hidden in Porn * *If you’re working for the National Security Agency, watching hours of hardcore porno can be just another day at work. So much so, there’s even a special porn room in which to protect national security, where agents look past boobs for clues in the glut of smut.NSA agents analyze the pornography that terrorists and suspected radicals watch, since embedding hidden, encrypted messages in porn clips is a known tactic.Documents publicized by Edward Snowden made it clear that the NSA has be... more »

A Look At The World's Nuclear Inventory

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Zero Hedge:* *Mapping The World's Atomic Inventory* *As we’ve noted on a number of occasions recently, Moscow isn’t prone to backing down when it comes to exchanging geopolitical threats. In fact, the Kremlin seems intent on ratcheting up the rhetoric in the face of what many perceive to be Western aggression in the form of NATO military exercises along the Russian border. Of course Washinton isn't exactly helping the stituation by voting to arm Kiev with offensive military capabilities, and recent geopolitical events certainly seem to indicate that if anyone is isolated on the... more »

When It Comes To Nuclear Negotiations, President Obama Is No President Reagan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
U.S. president Ronald Reagan (left) and General Secretary of the Central Committee of CPSU Mikhail Gorbachev at the joint meeting exchanging ratification instruments on bringing into force Soviet-American treaty on elimination of medium and short range missiles, Vladimirsky hall, the Grand Kremlin palace.(RIA Novosti / Yuryi Abramochkin) *Robert Joseph & Eric Edelman, NRO:* *Here’s the Difference Between How Obama and Reagan Handled Nuke Negotiations* *President Obama’s new national-security strategy places the highest priority on what he considers the urgent need to move forward w... more »

Dick-pic Revolution

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 18 hours ago
Reposting my comment at Creekside. 2015 turned out to be a bizarre year for the surveillence state. In April, John Oliver interviewed Edward Snowden about the spy agencies' spying and used a "dick pic" to make his point. Later, the Canadian government passed Bill C-51 giving its spy agency free reign. The "Dick Pic Revolution" began shortly thereafter and by December googling "dick pic"

State Department Approves Pakistan Arms Request

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: AH-1Z Viper]The State Department has approved Pakistan’s request to buy almost $1 billion in U.S.-made attack helicopters, missiles and other equipment aimed at fighting insurgents in the country’s mountainous north and west regions. U.S. defense companies are engaged in a three-way tussle with Russia and China to sell weapons to Pakistan, complicated by the need to avoid upsetting neighbor India and its even larger arms’ import market. The Pentagon said Monday that Pakistan had requested 15 AH-1Z Viper helicopters made by the Bell arm of Textron Inc., as well as 1,000 Hellf... more »

Can The Iranian Nuclear Deal Be Verified?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
A satellite image of Iran’s Fordo uranium-enrichment facility in 2013. Photo: DigitalGlobe/Institute for Science and International Security *Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon*:* Verifying Iran Nuclear Deal Not Possible, Experts Say* *Past Iranian cheating to be codified by future accordDespite promises by President Obama that Iranian cheating on a new treaty will be detected, verifying Tehran’s compliance with a future nuclear accord will be very difficult if not impossible, arms experts say.“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will not be effectively verifiable,” said ... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
HILARION'S WEEKLY MESSAGE through Marlene Swetlishoff April 5- 12, 2015 Beloved Ones, These are times of great import which are also a great opportunity to impress upon the ethers surrounding the Earth with the intention of the kind of world that you desire to live on; for yourselves, your loved ones and humanity in general. Those of you who are practicing (and practical) wielders of the energy of love, light, healing and peace can magnify these positive energies through your powerful intent. Take a moment to intend that all of the loving, uplifting and happy energies of the cu... more »

Is Saudi Arabia Facing A Shiite Rebellion Within It's Own Borders?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
An image purportedly showing the arrest of a man in Awamiyah on 5 April 2015 (Twitter) *RT:* *‘It’s like a war here’: Saudi police raid defiant eastern province amid wider conflict with Shias* *One Saudi policeman was killed and four injured during raids on a Shia-dominated oil-rich eastern province, as the Saudi-led coalition bombardment of rebels in neighboring Yemen prompted fears of the fighting spilling over the border.* *It is thought the security raid in the eastern town of Amawiyah was aimed at subduing Shiite discontent with the Saudi Sunni majority. The gulf kingdom fea... more »

AAD Interceptor Missile Falls After Takeoff From Launcher

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: AAD Launch]The much awaited test of an updated version of India’s most potent Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile from a defence test facility off the Odisha coast on Monday turned out to be a fiasco with the weapon system falling immediately after taking off from the launcher. The indigenously built missile, dubbed as ‘Ashwin’ was fired from the launching complex – IV of the Wheeler Island at about 11.45 am and it was to intercept an electronic target within an altitude of below 20 km as simulated by the mission team to gauge the efficiency and killing precision ... more »

How Threatening Are China's Missiles?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: DF-21 & DF-25 ICBM]Last week, Evan Braden Montgomery, a researcher at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment, a breeding ground of Andy Marshall acolytes (see: “Is the Pentagon’s Andrew Marshall the Leo Strauss of Military Analysis”), testified in front of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on what they dubbed “managing China’s missile threat.” Montgomery provided an insightful answer to the question of why China is pouring resources into the development of on ground-launched offensive missile forces to support its alleged “counter-intervention... more »

The Realist Report - Justin Garcia aka Master Chim

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 21 hours ago
On this edition of *The Realist Report*, we'll be joined by Justin Garcia aka Master Chim from *The Pressure Project*. Justin and I will be discussing a variety of issues including homeschooling, weakness in our society, political correctness, masculinity, feminism and related issues. Calls are encouraged! You can download the entire program *here*. Below are relevant links for this program: - *Give Me Comfort - Michael McGregor,* *Radix Journal* - *Anti-White Privilege - Hewitt E. Moore, The Occidental Observer* - *Radio 3Fourteen - Justin Garcia: The Problem with Rewardin... more »

China To Deploy It's 'New' Carrier Killer Subs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Reuters/China Daily *Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat*: *China's 'New' Carrier Killer Subs* *Armed with a new supersonic missile, these upgraded boats could spell trouble for US carriers in Asian waters.* *The Chinese Navy in in the process of commissioning three new nuclear-powered attack submarines, according to China Daily. The report, quoted on the website Defense Tech, furthermore notes that the new vessels will be equipped with a new vertical launching system capable of firing supersonic anti-ship missiles.* *The “new” SSNs are in fact, upgraded versions of the Type-093 Shang... more »

Turkey looks to speed up trainer aircraft initiatives

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hürkuş trainer]The crash of three military aircraft in late February and early March have prompted Turkey’s defense procurement officials to accelerate their efforts to choose a conceptual trainer aircraft, a program that should progress in tandem with a plan to build an indigenous Turkish fighter jet. Turkish officials said the twin crashes were a forceful reminder of a pressing need “to go faster” in selecting a fighter aircraft model based on which Turkey would also build a trainer. “The new trainer will be constructed to cater for the chosen fighter model,” one senior o... more »

Countering The Lies Of The Mainstream Media

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 21 hours ago
Global Research, The 4th Media, RINF, Countercurrents The site you are reading this article on is part of the ‘alternative’ or ‘independent’ media. Many of these sites do not take advertising and are run on the basis of donations from readers. Many of the authors whose articles appear on these sites write for no or little financial remuneration. Contrast this situation with the so-called ‘mainstream’ print and TV media. The corporate mainstream media with its well-paid journalists and increasing concentration of ownership bows to the concerns of advertisers. It tends to be privat... more »

Modi’s France visit gives wings to IAF dream project

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Airbus A330 AWACS]Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France next week will herald a new chapter for the Indian Air Force, as its dream project of having 360 degree ‘eye in sky’ is likely to take off with both countries finalising a deal for procuring two Airbus-330 aircraft to be used as platforms for AWACS-India programme. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), in its meeting held last Saturday, has given a go ahead to the proposal of acquiring the aircraft for Rs 5,113 crore and the formal signing of the deal is likely during Mr Modi’s three-nation tour, that will als... more »

US urges citizens to flee war-torn Yemen by sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Chinese Linyi FFG]The United States has admitted that it has no immediate plans to rescue its nationals stranded in war-torn Yemen and urged them to flee the raging conflict by sea. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf could not tell reporters yesterday how many American civilians are thought to be caught up in the conflict, as citizens of other nations take to ships. But she said US authorities would contact those that it could, and advise them of opportunities to board ships from allied nations docking to pick up their own nationals. Read more

Glyphosate Probable Carcinogen - UN Cancer Agency

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Monsanto loses another one. Yet this is already over fifty years after its original introduction. Now a serious Global agency has labeled it as a level two risk. This is hardly minor. The real risk may be low level but it is still raises the threshold which may itself be gamed in terms of the statistics. Recall a number of real carcinogens have been removed from use over the past half century and their change out could well hide the effects of glyphosate. Way more important in this report is that it is prevalent in the urine and blood of agricultural workers. It has becom... more »

15 of the Healthiest Foods on the Planet

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Well maybe. at least i eat most of them whenever i can. They are all plant foods so stock up. No agenda here? What i do swear by though is tapping variety. Buy them all and figure out how to use them. Keep doing it until you like each and every one. Even kale though that one is still challenging me. Kale sauerkraut worked out just fine though and makes a zesty condiment. Now we need to do more on meat products. Our problem there is simply way too much. A handful of fried grasshoppers once per week would be ample anyway. Perhaps with a side of kale sauerkraut. . *15 o... more »

‘We Are Trained To Misinform’ – Ex Pharma Sales Rep

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
How can they not be? This is the natural nature of all salesmanship. You sell the benefits and slip past the negatives which will kill the sale. Applying such a regime to drugs is not going to have a happy ending. A more appropriate technique would be to have a council of doctors who do review the proposed drug and generate a letter of acceptance that extensively guides all doctors in its usage while monitoring possible side effects. It costs a vat amount of money to sell drugs under the present regime just as it costs a vast amount of money to sell you a three hundre... more »

Humanoid Sighting Reports 460 – 1200

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
There are scant reports handed down to us from the medieval period regarding what we today call UFO encounters. These are noteworthy and something unique in each caused their retention. The Japanese ones appear to have the same message of respect for a supreme being and may well be an insertion. This still led to the stories been kept. Add in the Bronze Age reports in the Bible and the reports out of India, we get the same picture of actual communication over all of history. Our limited textual material merely acts as a sampling device that shows just that. Such communica... more »

Airline Pilots Are Still Afraid To Report Alien Craft in the Sky

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This needed to be said. The clear fact is that there is a serious gap in the universe of UFO reports. This is particularly troubling when we have well over 100,000 independent reports out there today. In short it is not possible and this now confirms that it is a decision to not report. Worse, our best pool of observers are effectively muzzled. This needs to be changed to a simple reporting standard that at least gathers the data. What is reported here is the sudden appearance of stealthed craft that reach sizes equivalent to that of aircraft carriers.. We need a lot o... more »

Best Images Ever of Mercury's Scorched Surface

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The existence of scarps strongly suggest that the crust is been continously kneeded by tidal forces. Thus setting up a space habitat inside the crust really appears to be a long shot. I had entertained hopes that this might be possible. To do it now will also use gravity management and may still be impractical. so why would you bother? I would still love to see the entire surface mapped this well. That also holds for all such bodies. In time we will get there. we are getting plenty of craft up there. This still is the one place that a scientific base is well war... more »

Bright spots on Ceres Could be Water Volcanoes

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We still have a week or so to wait here but our best guess is that we are looking at water vapor which was detected already by Hubble. If it is water, then that is really good news because trhat eruption informs us that large amounts exist down there. Since it is the largest object in the asteroid belt at a thousand miles across and it is likely ice in water, it provides an excellent base for all operations in the asteroid belt. It should be possible to build protected underground bases. The asteroid itself represents a third of the mass of the belt. Perhaps we can work o... more »

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What has made it so difficult for science to come to grips with NDE and with consciousness for that matter is that no one had a clue regarding the second tier of matter itself. We have now decisively resolved that problem to the extent that i can stuff my peers inside a dark room to observe a vacuum emit a single wavelength of light for nine hours while they make up their minds. It is also the primary wavelength of the realm of spirit which exists along side ourselves. Throw in the inevitability that our spirit has an information content many orders of magnitude greater t... more »

Nuclear Deal with Iran

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
In the end once it became apparent that nothing short of an end to bomb making was on the table, it made no particular sense to oppose the whole package and that at least makes the restoration of mutual trust possible. It really is a new game for Iran. It will not stop Iran's meddling or anyone's else/s meddling either, but that never was a plausible option. Everyone seems to want to play short of real war. At the same time Iraq is dismembering itself and is now no threat to anyone. All Iran had to do was to wait for USA interests to coincide and simply reap the benefits.... more »

'Telepathy' Experiment Sends 1st Mental Message

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
A good start. Better yet it appears to be the beginning of a protocol that may allow an internal computer screen with a key board. I would just like to pop up a screen in front of me and then do virtual typing and coding. This would still be a tool divorced from biological processes. It appears likely that we once biologically accessed and shared images rather than words before this was literally turned off 45,000 years ago. This is a function used by animals as well. Thus we can expect an augmented human in our future that both naturally shares images and also interpr... more »

Haunted Forest of Hoia Baciu

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The forest is not particularly unusual at all except that the locale itself is strategic at least as a choke point for containing Transylvania. The drainage passes close by on its way to the Danube. Otherwise the evidence points to a possible Earth Entry for UFOs except that seems unlikely without a lake to act as a shroud. There also appears to be no notice of exceptional geomagnetic signatures either. There is nothing else here. Someone will have to do remote sensing some day. The interesting question is whether or not this phenomena signature is found els... more »

New World Order Spirituality

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Nice idea but good luck on all that. This item is almost hilarious. The truth of course is that it is an awful idea that only has all of human history saying so. Everybody has been convinced that hierarchy is a good method of governance because they are simply unable to imagine anything else. Thus if things do not work out as expected, the answer must be more of the same. Let us replace the five pound hammer with a ten pound hammer. What is truly needed is a confrontation with evil itself. A significant component of Islamic teaching is simply evil. Similar aspects spri... more »

Sasquatch Hunters' Camp Attacked -

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This report is not likely to be a Sasquatch at all. They tend to break off and disappear pretty quickly. This creature was seriously territorial. Thus we do get cases of Sasquatches throwing stones and sticks to scare unwanted guests, it is never this demonstrative. Those reports could also be not Sasquatches as well. Unfortunately this encounter failed to produce tracks which would have confirmed that we are dealing with a Sasquatch. On the other hand, the tracker did sense that it was a 'werewolf'. That is our friend the Giant Sloth. Its violence...more »

Flying Cryptid Sighting - Kanawha Falls, WV

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is our conjecture that the pterosaur spends a lot of time in water. Here again we have one close to water and with apparently leathery wings. Assuming that its head and neck is tucked back as some birds do, we produce these observations easily enough. Its flying ability is definitely odd and needs reflection. On a glide path appears our best choice now, except what is described is plausibly too nimble. We have now received a fair number of credible pterosaurs sightings and we can sense some shape to it all. I suspect that this creature is nocturnal and se... more »

Non-Duality and the Meaning of Religion

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
My Cloud Cosmology allows only the decision to exist. That is enough to mean that the rest follows including time and even GOD as a participant in time. What is knowable is that we exist. From that i can model the rest of existence. This has led to understanding three tiers of the physical with the middle tier of the Spirit and plausibly the induced architecture of all creation and GOD as we can imagine that. Religion is a delivery system and no more. It is not particularly great at this either. Otherwise duality is embedded into the physical fabric of our universe. Th... more »

Return To Life': How Some Children Have Memories of Reincarnation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
One thing that has become clearer with these detailed stories of reincarnation is that the process is real enough and that it happens fairly quickly usually within several generations. This is now allowing us to develop confirmation such as in this case. The unusual factor is that the spirit apparently loads the old memories into the new brain for whatever reason. Usually tenancies are loaded rather than detailed information of a life. The bottom line remains the same. All active light bodies or spirits have been doing this throughout human history beginning probably aro... more »

Germanwings Co-Pilot Was Treated for ‘Suicidal Tendencies

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We do not have a solution for this yet. We need one. Everyone knows or think that they know what depression is except that they really do not. Most of us experience depression of what can be described as grey depression. You can live with it. You can identify it and organize work arounds. In short you can cope and a plausible percentage of the population experiences it. Most likely all of us have as it merely requires mental exhaustion. Then there is what i describe as black depression which is totally unlike grey depression. It grabs your mind and nothing is real... more »

Strange Howls

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The fact is that a Giant sloth will look a lot like a Dire wolf when it is on all fours. The picture we are getting here so far conforms to a giant sloth, particularly about how the victim was shredded. No wolf does that at all. Canine like tracks strongly suggest that the long claws are retracted which appears likely because of their natural length. It also appears that the carcass was not consumed either even in part. Again we have extended the apparent range as well. I have no doubt that this creature is indigenous to all of north America but is also ...more »

This "Mad Genius" Organic Farmer's Ideas Are Working. He's Grossing $100K An Acre

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It does not tell us what crops he is growing, but that is always a local choice and based on economics as well. What is clear is that he sustains the root system above all else and that makes complete sense. Plants like alfalfa will go that deep if they are left alone and fix nitrogen while they are at it. Central to producing a healthy soil is just that. A well established deep root system that also allows no till cropping as well can do this. It does not say how many years he has been at it, but this is clear proof that the whole central valley in California can becom... more »

Looks like Obama May have Outmaneuvered Putin, Forcing him to Overreach?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The political spin is rather unconvincing for Obama but that is no matter. We do get a fresh perspective of the Russian situation and that does begin to ring true. Russians do tend to think strategically more than we do. Recent actions have not actually helped matters much. That is made clear here. Yesterdays Naval demonstration was a cheap way to back down. Whatever the cause for Putin's recent eight day rest, what is not changing is that low oil prices are a disaster and the fallout from adventurism in the Ukraine is potentially worse with literally nothing to show fo... more »

NASA Quietly Tests Engine That Uses No Fuel and Violates the Laws of Physics

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Inasmuch as 'physics' cannot explain Dark Matter, it is no surprise that this technical contortion generates thrust that cannot be explained. Obviously my explanation of Dark Matter makes this problem plausibly go away. That is what is so astonishing about Cloud Cosmology. Conservation of energy is still retained while we liberate static energy to produce brake horsepower. As posted, my new physics turns out to be easy enough to visualize and also comprehend. There are three levels of physical matter. The first is the level of the neutral neutrino which actually fills all o... more »

Mystery of our 145 'Alien' Genes

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Cambridge researchers say we acquired essential 'foreign' genes from microorganisms co-habiting their environment in ancient times.] Theoretically every gene on Earth is potentially available for use. With the advent of the spirit body as cellular controller it becomes plausibly practical as well. Thus GAIA has had the maximum capacity available to manage and direct evolution. It is not constrained by local limitations at all. The potetial for GAIAN evolutionary intelligence is thus significantly advanced. I had conjectured as much, but this provides mechanism as well. ... more »

"The Coming Food Disaster" With David Schubert

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What i find shocking and disingeneous is that the whole approval process has been effectively sidestepped to the extent that every possible plant is been converted into a GMO product right now and there is no way this can truly end well. Essentially our consumption is the effective field trial for all these new modified plants. Worse we still have the roundup problem and the pesticide problem altering the biomic thresholds of all our agricultural lands as well as huge swathes of the wild as well. Both these are sufficiently contraindicated that organic farming has become ine... more »

Study Shows Organic Cotton Causes Less Environmental Damage than Conventional Cotton

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This tells us that the only good reason organic cotton is more expensive is an undeveloped market. Merely placing an import tariff on non organic cotton will change all that in a heartbeat and increasing supply will quickly knock prices down. The differences described here is hardly marginal at all and all those inputs have real costs. It becomes obvious that industrial Organic cotton can meet the same price points easily. I have little doubt that the conversion will take place. Giving it a kick is highly appropriate. . *Study Shows Organic Cotton Causes Less E... more »

Peter Khoury's Bizarre Experiences

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This abduction report is oddly enough not unusual as it stands. What makes it fly is the second remarkable fact of the recovered hair which while Earth derived, is extremely unlikely to be from a contemporary population. Add in the obvious alterations and we are plausibly looking at human stock removed from Earth thousands of years ago. I am quoting a large time gap here in order to open up our own thinking. We obviously had an attempt to mate which he rebuffed. Yet the method must have been accepted protocol. Regardless it provides validity to deliberate efforts to acq... more »

Pakistan Political Parties Reject Saudi Request For Military Support In Yemen War

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*Money can buy you governments, but it can't win you wars.* *Title: Saudi Arabia seeks Pakistan military support. Source: CCTV News. Date Published: April 6, 2015. Description:* Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan for military aircraft, warships and soldiers, prompting Pakistan to hold a parliamentary debate on whether to get involved in the conflict. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has repeatedly said he will defend any threat to Saudi Arabia’s “territorial integrity”. *Angry Arab - Pakistan and the Saudi war on Yemen:* From a friend and a well-known colleague in Yemen: "Pleas... more »

New US Navy fleet goal: 308 ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Arlington (LPD 24)]The US Navy is now building towards a fleet goal of 308 ships, according to the latest 30-year shipbuilding plan — a small evolution from the previously-cited 306-ship target. The two ships added to the fleet total are a 12th LPD 17-class amphibious transport dock and a third Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB). The addition of the LPD and AFSB to the fleet objectives mean the number of amphibious warfare ships has grown from 33 to 34 ships, along with the same growth in the number of support vessels — 33 to 34 ships. The changes are detailed in the ann... more »

Submarine devices to be built by team in Jacksonville

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Seawolf class SSN]UTC Aerospace Systems, based in Hartford, Conntecticut, is providing high frequency acoustic windows for submarines. The five-year contract, from the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center, will result in deliveries through 2020 to the U.S. Navy. Work will be performed by the Engineered Polymer Products team in Jacksonville, part of UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business. Read more

New Israeli Submarine, INS Tanin, To Begin Operations

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Tanin SSK]Israel’s newest state-of-the-art submarine, the INS Tanin (pronounced ta-NEEN), which arrived in the country towards the end of last year, is nearly ready to begin its service. In the past few months, since it arrived from Germany where it was built, the INS Tanin has been equipped with Israeli weapons, communications and intelligence systems. It is the largest submarine in Israel’s fleet, measuring 68 meters (223 feet) in length. This allows the sub to be fitted with special fuel tanks which enable the sub to move noiselessly and remain submerged longer than o... more »

Greece Has Now Officially Pegged German War Reparations At €279 Billion Or $305.17 Billion USD

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Greece puts figure of €279bn on claim for German reparations* *Athens officially quantifies sum which includes repayment of forced loan and return of archaeological treasures* *Greece’s deputy finance minister has said that Germany owes it nearly €279bn (£205bn) in reparations for the Nazi occupation of the country.* *Greek governments and private citizens have pushed for war damages from Germany for decades but the Greek government has never officially quantified its reparation claims.* *Update #1*: Greece puts a figure on World War Two reparation claims from G... more »

U.S. Still Unsure On The Intent Of Russian Military Aircraft Near U.S. Airspace

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The Pentagon took over the remote Tin City site decades ago and built a long-range radar station to help detect a surprise attack from the Soviet Union. Michael Dinneen / For The Times *L.A. Times*: *Intent of Russian military aircraft near U.S. shores remains unclear* *The air is frigid and the wind is howling as Air Force Col. Frank Flores lifts a pair of foot-long binoculars and studies a hazy dot about 50 miles west across the Bering Strait.* *"That's the mainland there," he shouts above the gusts.* *It's Siberia, part of Russia, on the Asian mainland.* *Named for an old mini... more »

Artists Secretly Place A Bust Of Edward Snowden At A New York City War Monument

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Mashable*: *NYC officials remove Edward Snowden statue secretly installed in Brooklyn park* *NEW YORK — Dressed in reflective yellow construction gear while working under the cover of darkness early Monday, a small group of artists installed a tribute to NSA-leaker Edward Snowden in a Brooklyn park.* *But it was gone by midday.* *The Snowden bust stood atop a column at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park, a site built to honor more than 11,000 American prisoners of war who died aboard British ships during the American Revolutionary War.* *WNU Editor:* What's go... more »

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Is Interviewed By John Oliver

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Vanity Fair*: *John Oliver Flew to Moscow to Interview Edward Snowden. Yes, Really. * *Unlike Mad Men or Wolf Hall, this huge T.V. event of Easter Sunday came without any fanfare whatsoever. John Oliver, HBO’s comedy newscaster of record, aired a lengthy interview with none other than N.S.A. whistleblower Edward Snowden. The interview starts in the video above around the 13:45 mark. Surprised? You’re not alone. * *Unlike his former Comedy Central colleagues, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, Oliver doesn’t conduct an interview in every episode. But he has, during his Last Week T...more »

(National Champ DUKE Triumphs in NCAA!)   The Moral Hazard of Hillary Clinton & Company

(Click on photo to view) DUKE WINS NCAA. Congratulations, Blue Devils. (Grayson Allen (who said, "It's so surreal!") Tyus Jones!) Their 5th National Championship! You played like champions the whole tournament (and UNC was also a contender!), and my heart is overflowing with love and gratitude from watching the team hugging, kissing and congratulating each other and their beloved

Toronto-based Euromaidan fascist cult censors web's favorite pianist

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
In the morning, several e-mails that I received have shocked me. The pieces played by Valentina Lisitsa, a Kiev-born pianist often nicknamed "web's favorite pianist", have been dropped by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from a planned concert for an insane reason: because her tweets were critical of the current government in the city where she was born! She was told the reason of her silencing and offered the full compensation for her concert if she won't reveal the political motivation behind the censorship to the world. Thankfully, she can't be bribed so easily so we have learned... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Here is one of the largest objects that anyone will ever see on the sky. Each of these fuzzy blobs is a galaxy, together making up the Perseus Cluster, one of the closest clusters of galaxies. The cluster is seen through a foreground of faint stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Near the cluster center, roughly 250 million light-years away, is the cluster's dominant galaxy NGC 1275, seen above as a large galaxy on the image left. A prodigious source of x-rays and radio emission, NGC 1275 accretes matter as gas and galaxies fall into it. The Perseus Clus... more »

Opting out of common core tests: The rest of the story

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Sent to the Seattle Times, April 6, 2015. Not mentioned in "More Seattle students opt out of new Common Core tests," (April 6) is the fact that the opt out movement is nation-wide: The article mentions only Washington State and New Mexico, but parents are refusing the common core tests for their children in record numbers throughout the country. The article barely mentions why: Opting out is not simply because of a desire for local control or fears of children getting a low score: For many parents, it is because the common core has increased the amount of testing far beyond anythin... more »

What is the orange patch on the TEPCO 4 cam?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
It doesn't look like a raindrop. It looks as if the red stuff is coming up with emissions Screenshot from rising radiation levels today on netc taken at 4:50 (Futaba cam time stamp) today And here (above) is a more recent screenshot, taken at 13:30

Open Thread on Surveillance, Snowden, and John Oliver

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Last night, John Oliver (the comedian no less!) had a terrific interview with Edward Snowden, which was much more introspective and challenging than the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour. Oliver sought to grapple with the necessity for secrecy in intelligence and the moral responsibility Snowden faces for trusting journalists to properly vet what materials to release and subsequent […]

Ancient Egyptians Knew How to Unleash the Power of the Pineal Gland

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *This video explores the possibilities that ancient Egyptians used the pineal gland to explore the realm of the spirits. The post Ancient Egyptians Knew How to Unleash the Power of the Pineal Gland appeared first on Waking Times.

"The Most Beautiful People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Paulo Coelho, “What’s The Price?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“What’s The Price?”* by Paulo Coelho “Is the price of living a dream much higher than the price of living without daring to dream?” asked the disciple. The master took him to a clothes store. There, he asked him to try on a suit in exactly his size. The disciple obeyed, and was very amazed at the quality of the clothes. Then the master asked him to try on the same suit – but this time a size much bigger than his own. The disciple did as he was asked. “This one is no use. It’s too big.” “How much are these suits?” the master asked the shop attendant. “They both cost the same price.... more »

Poland To Build 6 Watchtowers At Russia's Kaliningrad Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Getting ready: The CCTV towers will will monitor the border between Poland and Kaliningrad, where Moscow recently announced they are set to place state-of-the-art Iskander missiles *Daily Mail*: *Poland to build WATCHTOWERS along border with Russian exclave of Kaliningrad amid heightened tensions with Moscow* ** CCTV towers will monitor the border between Poland and Kaliningrad* ** Towers will range from 115ft to 164ft and cost £2.5million to build* ** Moscow has announced they are set to place missiles in the exclave* ** Both NATO and Russia are carrying out military exercises in the... more »

When It Comes To Nuclear Negotiations, President Obama Is No President Reagan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. president Ronald Reagan (left) and General Secretary of the Central Committee of CPSU Mikhail Gorbachev at the joint meeting exchanging ratification instruments on bringing into force Soviet-American treaty on elimination of medium and short range missiles, Vladimirsky hall, the Grand Kremlin palace.(RIA Novosti / Yuryi Abramochkin) *Robert Joseph & Eric Edelman, NRO:* *Here’s the Difference Between How Obama and Reagan Handled Nuke Negotiations* *President Obama’s new national-security strategy places the highest priority on what he considers the urgent need to move forward w... more »

Edward Snowden and "dick-pics"

Alison at Creekside - 1 day ago
Funny, sad, brilliant. John Oliver has done a very clever thing here ... and that's all I'm gonna say - just watch it. Bonus: Ex-CIA John Kiriakou on Canada's intelligence safeguards: "You're kidding me." Toronto lawyer Rocco Galati, whose privileged conversations with his clients were wiretapped three years ago : "It’s all a smokescreen. SIRC isn’t there to do anything but make it look like it’s doing something to oversee CSIS. Nobody is doing anything to oversee CSIS. They’re out-of-control renegades." Andrew Mitrovica on Spies, lies and the myth of ‘oversight’ at CSIS "If ... more »

Are Islamic State Recruits That Naive?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Men in orange jumpsuits purported to be Egyptian Christians held captive by the Islamic State (IS) kneel in front of armed men along a beach said to be near Tripoli. Reuters *Charlie Winter, Daily Beast*: *The Revealing Naïveté of One ISIS Recruit in Libya* *The ignorance behind the indoctrination suggests an organization that is making up facts as it goes along.LONDON—Last week, a document entitled “Interview with a Prisoner From al Baghdadi’s Group: Part I” was circulated by a Twitter user who goes by the name al Mundhir al Ḥussaini and describes himself as a “Da’esh [ISIS... more »

Shucks, our latest Hoosier hero, former Rep. Dan Burton, is just a plain ol' Hoosier Azerbaijani patriot-for-hire

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*A crucial piece of information was left out of the *Daily Caller*'s presentation to readers of former Congressman Dan Burton as the right-wing whoring dirtbag used its space to pimp for the fascist thugs of Azerbaijan.* *by Ken* There's a good chance that if you're denounced as "a gossip monger" by a certified right-wing whoring dirtbag, it can be taken as a badge of honor. And today's gold star goes to washingtonpost.com's Erik Wemple Blog. It was mere hours ago that we were commiserating with the proud bigots of Hoosier country who are in mourning for the damage to their great s... more »

The Growing Iran - Hamas Alliance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) looks on as Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal speaks during an official meeting in Tehran, in this file picture taken February 27, 2010. Reuters/Khamenei.ir/Handout via Reuters/Files *The Telegraph*: *Iran 'is intensifying efforts to support Hamas in Gaza'* *Iran has transferred tens of millions of dollars to Hamas's military wing in Gaza to help it rebuild after last summer's conflict with Israel, intelligence sources state * *Iran has sent Hamas’s military wing tens of millions of dollars to help it rebuild the network of tunnels in Gaz... more »

Czechoslovak Soldiers Reject Participation in NATO War on Russia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*MEMORANDUM* *Czechoslovak reserve forces against the war planned by NATO commanders* *On January 19th 2015 the facebook group, which combines all members of the CSLA, PS, VMV, SNB in reserve or decommissioned, issued an important memorandum, which has become even more urgent in light of the situation today. A defensive back up location in the event that the group gets "disappeared" from Facebook, the group of the same name exists on VK.com as well.* For the first time since the end of the 2nd World War we see a genuine threat of war yet again. Consequently, we consider it necess... more »

The Houthis Provided Pakistani Evacuees Safe Passage Instead of Using Them As Bargaining Chips

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The quotes in the article below provide more proof that the Houthis have honour and intelligence, two things that the Saudis clearly lack. Their campaign of naked aggression against Yemen will end in disaster. They will be defeated. The question is will the Pakistanis, Egyptians, and Turks join them in their humiliation and defeat?* *An excerpt from, "How Long Can Pakistan Avoid Joining Saudi-Led Attacks On Yemen’s Houthis?" by Zofeen Ebrahim, MintPress News, April 6, 2015: * “Why take on another problem?” asked Juzer Amreli, another businessman, who was among the 500 Pakistanis r... more »

MENA Report ( April 6 , 2015 ) - Yemen War in focus ( state of play from battlefield to political landscapes ) ..... Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ( Tikrit and what comes next , battlefield and political reports for Iraq and Syria ) ...... Iran nuclear talks - next phase ( the road is rocky from Framework to Final Agreement ) ......... Libya Situation ( Oil , ISIS , Two Gov't State and more ) ....... Additional items of interest !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Always more to be found at the tweet feed .... Links .... *Yemen's Houthis Urge Ceasefire and Peace Talks* *What's Next After Tikrit? US and Iraq Disagree* *Netanyahu Reiterates: I'm Trying to Kill Iran Deal* *Civilians Taking the Brunt of Saudi War on Yemen* *2 Killed, 30 Protesters Hurt as Saudi Forces Attack Antiwar Rally* *Hundreds of ISIS Fighters Remain in Northern Tikrit* *After Tikrit Victory, Iraq's New Challenge: Win Over Sunnis* *Nuclear Deal Details Hazy: US and Iran Telling Different Stories*126 Killed in Iraq as Baghdad Suffers Spate of Bombings Governor Warns... more »

Peace Train Rolls Again Thru Donbass

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
RT travels to eastern Ukraine to see how a restored rail line in the Donbas is reuniting families separated by months of heavy fighting. For now there is come stability although the Kiev regime, under the military training of US Army troops now inside Ukraine, is still shelling some eastern towns. How long this pause in the civil war will last is anyone's guess. Some speculate that Kiev will resume their assaults on the east come late spring. The Minsk-2 ceasefire agreement is not being implemented by Kiev - they are supposed to start serious negotiations to give local autonomy... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- April 6, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Fierce clashes in Yemen's Aden as Red Cross aid delayed* *More than 140 reportedly killed in 24 hours in port city as aid agency faces delays in delivering vital supplies.* *Shia rebels fighting for the control of Yemen and forces backing President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi have engaged in fierce clashes in the country's south, leaving more than 140 people dead in 24 hours, as the Red Cross faces delays to deliver vital supplies.* *Monday's clashes happened in Aden, Yemen's third-largest city and a power base for Hadi who fled to Saudi Arabia as the rebels, known as Ho... more »

Special Turbulent Times Show TONIGHT At 7PM CDT....

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Hey everyone.. We are indeed having a Turbulent Times show tonight!! Here is the report from my friend, Whitewraithe: ALERT!! SPECIAL TURBULENT TIMES SHOW TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. CST Posted on April 6, 2015 by Whitewraithe [image: turbulenttimesbanner] My apologies for the late post, I did not realize that North wanted a 7 o’clock time. Tonight North and I have a lot of news to discuss in current events. I have some bad news unfortunately I’ll be sharing at the beginning of the show. And hopefully, we will be discussing out long awaited topic on Feminism. We hope you’ll take the time to list... more »

The Poet: Paul Fisher, "The Boat"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Boat"* "Maybe the eyes of a dragon or goddess glare from its prow. More likely it leaks, loses an oar, and reeks of rainbows awash on a sheen of gutted salmon and gasoline. If it’s a liner, we lash ourselves to whatever will float or sell. No matter which. We choose. We’re aboard, icebergs or no, as we plow through the songs of the siren stars- one boat, black water, dark whispering below." - Paul Fisher, "Rumors of Shore"

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Brawley, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, "In the Cave"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"In the Cave"* by Chet Raymo "I have mentioned here before the ospreys that patrol our beach - or "fish hawks," as they call them here - generally in the afternoon at about the time I take my long walk to the palm point. Magnificent birds with broad wings that glide seemingly effortlessly on the wind. And here's the thing: As often as not I am startled by a bird's shadow before I see the bird itself. That wide-winged shadow, sweeping across the white sand, sometimes across me. That flicker of chill as the osprey blocks the sun. And generally when it happens I think of Plato's all... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Although there may be nothing new under the sun, what is old is new to us and so rich and astonishing that we never tire of it. If we do tire of it, if we lose our curiosity, we have lost something of infinite value, because to a high degree it is curiosity that gives meaning and savour to life.” - Robertson Davies

Music: The Language of Spirit

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Wes Annac* - When it comes to elevating our spiritual awareness, music is second only to meditation. The post Music: The Language of Spirit appeared first on Waking Times.

Photo Nuclear Free Walk Welcomed by Natives in Arizona

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Nuclear Free Peace Walk while in Flagstaff, now on Navajo Nation enroute to Big Mountain. Thank you to Supai Waters, Havasupai, for sharing photo with Censored News.

Benjamin Fulford - April 6th 2015: Chinese bid to take over the world fails despite support for Chinese development bank

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*I pulled this version of Ben's post from Justin's blog Silence in the Storm, has a bit more information included in the links... Check out Justin's blog its quite good. BTW, I think LED's were invented by Fairchild Electronics in the USA -AK* http://sitsshow.blogspot.it/2015/04/benjamin-fulford-april-6th-2015-chinese.html Monday, April 6, 2015 *Benjamin Fulford - April 6th 2015: Chinese bid to take over the world fails despite support for Chinese development bank* Added links below. To listen to this update, see the youtube video below. Source - Benjamin Fulford A meeting... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Former New Orleans Saints player trying to sell Super Bowl ring ~Christopher Dabe* *New Orleans announces regulations for enforcing no-smoking law; here's how businesses will need to pre ~N.O. Advocate *


China Telecom has denied any highjacking of U.S. internet traffic. Photo from CNN The Diplomat: Has China Weaponized the Internet? China's internet censorship went on the offensive this week, enlisting computers around the world in a DDoS attack. Last week, China's internet censorship apparently began playing offense - GitHub was the ...

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