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Thursday, April 9, 2015

9 April - Blogs I'm Following

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10:36pm MDST


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 52 minutes ago
*Lance Moore's stolen Super Bowl ring sold in auction for $44K, report says ~Christopher Dabe*

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“This skyscape finds an esthetic balance of interstellar dust and gas residing in the suburbs of the nebula rich constellation of Orion. Reflecting the light of bright star Rigel, Beta Orionis, the jutting, bluish chin of the Witch Head Nebula is at the upper left. Whiskers tracing the red glow of hydrogen gas ionized by ultraviolet starlight seem to connect that infamous visage with smaller nebulae, like dusty reflection nebula NGC 1788 at the right. *Click image for larger size.* Strong winds from Orion's bright stars have also shaped NGC 1788, and likely triggered the formation of... more »

Chet Raymo, “All Night, In The Dark”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“All Night, In The Dark”* by Chet Raymo “Why do we so admire the poetry of Mary Oliver? She is not the most technically proficient poet around, and there is a disquieting sameness to her work. But we come back to her again and again. My volumes of Oliver's collected poems are the most dog-eared of any on my shelf. I think it is something about the way Oliver is able to get out of her body and into the skin of a hummingbird, a swan, a snake, or a black bear. She is a shape-shifter, a shaman. When she describes a grasshopper moving its jaws this way and that, we almost feel it is Ol... more »

If you make it up to the One World Observatory atop the new 1 World Trade Center, don't forget where your $32 is going

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*And don't forget where your money's going (see below)* *My gosh, if they have that music blasting in the One World Observatory, I'm glad I'll never be going up there.* *by Ken* There's a whole list of things I become increasingly aware I'll never do in this lifetime. The list includes a lot of things I would have liked to do, or maybe once thought I might. And then there are a lot of things I can't say I much regret. And now I have one more thing to not regret: that I'll never set foot in the soon-to-open not-quite-top-of-the-tower One World Observatory of 1 World Trade Center.... more »

Is Yemen Going To Be Saudi Arabia's Quagmire?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Hugh Naylor, Washington Post:* *For Saudis, Yemen conflict risks ‘becoming their Vietnam’* *BEIRUT — Two weeks into a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, the airstrikes appear to have accelerated the country’s fragmentation into warring tribes and militias and done little to accomplish the goal of returning the ousted Yemeni president to power, analysts and residents say.The Yemeni insurgents, known as Houthis, have pushed ahead with their offensive and seem to have protected many of their weapons stockpiles from the coalition’s bombardments, analysts say. The fighting has ki... more »

The Truth About Our Corrupt World

WTStaff at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Video - *The truth about our corrupt world by questioning our approach our freedom, the education system, corporations, money, the American capitalist system, The post The Truth About Our Corrupt World appeared first on Waking Times.

A Victim of the Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) Writes

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
The Memphis Teacher Residency is the creepy Christan version of Relay's secularly-creepy one year teacher preparation indoctrination camp, whereby naive aspirants are exploited for their year's labor while paying for their exploitation at the same time. Following a story published in the *Christian Science Monitor*, I posted this in 2013 in response. Please have a look before reading on. Today I received the following comment, which was submitted at "A Former KIPP Teacher Shares Her Story," which has now almost 50,000 visits. It says all you need to know if you are thinking about ... more »

McGovern on 'Missile Defense' Aimed at Russia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern talks about 'missile defense' and Star Wars at the World Russia Forum, held in the Hart Senate office building, Washington DC.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Still, Sad Music Of Humanity..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“For I have learned To look on nature, not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes The still, sad music of humanity...” “Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting The Banks Of the Wye During A Tour. July 13, 1798” by William Wordsworth Complete poem is here: - http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww138.html

Fukushima: "Gov’t Experts: 'Astounding' Levels Of Fukushima Radiation Measured in U.S."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Gov’t Experts: 'Astounding' Levels Of Fukushima Radiation Measured in U.S."* *Around 500,000 times our normal levels*; “We never have ever seen anything even close to that, concentrations went up and up and up every day; Amazing to see this 7,000 km away”; “A matter of life and death” By ENENews *"Harry Miley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington, Mar 7, 2014:* “We’re surrounded by souvenirs of scientific achievement here in the National Security Building Showcase lobby. Each one of these items tells a story of scientists working quietly on projects of societal im... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- April 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Kerry Says U.S. Knew of Iran’s Military Aid to Houthi Rebels* *CAIRO — Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the United States knew Iran had been providing military support to the Houthi rebels in Yemen and that Washington “is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized.”* *Mr. Kerry’s remarks, in an interview on Wednesday night with “PBS NewsHour,” appeared to be the most direct warning yet from Washington about Iranian support for the Houthi movement, which has allied with security forces loyal to a former leader and has taken control of Yeme... more »

Sean McFate: Shadow Wars: The World of Military Contracting

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Title: Sean McFate: Shadow Wars: The World of Military Contracting. Source: World Affairs Council. Date Published: March 25, 2015. Description:* Throughout Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, the United States employs private military contractors to carry out its objectives. While US firms dominate the market, warlords and militias have restyled themselves as private security companies in places like Afghanistan and Somalia. These private entities have become an integral part of the United States' defense strategy — the US can no longer go to war without contractors. How d... more »

DPP's China policy very clear, thanks

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
*Drying squid in Kaohsiung.* The DPP mission in the US sent this around. The DPP's position on cross-strait affairs is quite clear; those who claim that it isn't are doing the work of Beijing and the KMT. It looks like the "DPP's lack of clarity" on cross-strait affairs is going to be a KMT talking point this election, as I noted a couple of weeks ago in The Coming Pressure on the DPP, and as this Taipei Times piece again clarifies: The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus yesterday urged Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to clarify he... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Yemen has historically been a graveyard for many invaders [Reuters] *Gamal Gasim, Al Jazeera:* *Analysis: Boots on the ground in Yemen? Think again* *As the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen enters its third week, the majority of Yemen's territory remains under the control of Houthi rebels and former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh loyalists.This raises the question of whether the Saudi-led alliance will expedite plans to begin a ground troops incursion into Yemen. It is unclear, however, whether sending ground troops will help achieve the political demands of both Saudi ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Temporary Safety..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." - H. L. Mencken

Maximum Capacity - ?

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
This is about your capacity for love. It is greater than you imagine it to be. It involves no loss or lack. Love is not something you have to wait for or get or earn. Love is something that you are. It is a challenge to let go of our rules about love. How can you love yourself completely when you know all the stuff you’ve done? When you, more than anyone, know exactly what it is you think about? When even god demands something from you in order for you to be worthy of his blessing? How can you love yourself with all of your shortcomings, faults and mistakes? The toughest l... more »

Ships awaiting rescue in the Thick Ice of Lake Superior, Finally On The Move

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*No, this is not the Arctic. This is the ice of Lake Superior.* *So, the Great Lakes-NOAA* There they are. The land between Erie and Ontario is the place I call home. And Erie in particular is full of ice, still. (I'll update you all) When I tell readers I am further south then many American States in the north, I’m not kidding. *But today, we are talking about Lake Superior* From the Janesville Gazette- today Ships are moving again after U.S. and Canadian crews worked to clear the way through ice on eastern Lake Superior. *Windsor Square* Vessels carrying commodities to and... more »

Cryptozoology: Argentina's Nahuelito Comes Up for Air

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 5 hours ago
*Source:www.elcordillerano.com.ar and Planeta UFODate: 04.09.15 (event on 20 Feb 2015)* *Cryptozoology: Argentina's Nahuelito Comes Up for Air* *"It was as large as a person"* Nestor González Villareal submitted the photo taken on 20 February 2015 at 07:45 a.m. in the lagoon located only meters from the Argentinean customs checkpoint at the Cardenal Samoré crossing. Nestor traveled with his family - all from the city of Coronel Pringles, Province of Buenos Aires. They were in San Martín de los Andes and decided to cross over into Chile. Early in the morning, while waiting for th... more »

Adverse Possession under the Registry Act

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 6 hours ago
McClatchie v. Rideau Lakes (Township), 2015 ONCA 233: 9] Before turning to the trial judge's decision and the issues raised by the appellant, I will briefly review the law of adverse possession. This law is not in dispute. To establish adverse possession of certain lands, a claimant must demonstrate that throughout the ten-year adverse possession period, he or she: a) had actual possession of the lands in question; b) had the intention of excluding the true owner from possession; and c) effectively excluded the true owner from possession: *Masidon Investments Ltd. v. Ham ... more »

The Progressive Majority-- Building A Bench, Nurturing A Farm Team

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Gloria Totten is president of Progressive Majority, a group that works to elect progressives to state and local office. The GOP has completely outgunned the Beltway Democrats in this arena, and without the steady efforts Totten and her group have been exerting to recruit and train progressive candidates, the Democrats would be in even worse shape bench-wise than they already are. Most people don't contribute to political campaigns. And most of the ones who do give to presidential candidates. Some give to Senate candidates. It becomes really slim pickings after that. Blue America ... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Time:* *U.S. Cannot Be Trusted, Iran’s Supreme Leader Says* *But Ayatullah Khamenei said he would support a nuclear deal that upholds Iranian interestsIran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Khamenei warned Iranian diplomats on Thursday not to trust the United States as they try to finalize the nuclear agreement that was reached in Lausanne, Switzerland last week.* *MIDDLE EAST* Exclusive: Shipping lines pull back from Yemen *as conflict escalates*. Yemen rebels gain as Iran *calls Saudi air campaign a 'crime'*. War will stop when Aden is safe for government, *Saudi army officer says*... more »

Need help.... Need a new disk drive for document archive.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
I have a need for a new disk drive for my archive of documents. I have a Drobo Raid 5 device that is fault tolerant of losing disk drives, but one drive is failing and I need to get it replaced. The data is secure for now provided I don't lose 2 drives in the mean time. If you can donate via Payapl for a new disk drive it would be greatly appreciated.

Elaine J. Cohen : METRO | Drawing attention to immigrant family detention at Karnes City, Texas

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 6 hours ago
When Sra. X came out with her littlest guy (who had just turned three in December), his eyes widened and he ran straight into my arms. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2015 This piece … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen : *METRO* | Drawing attention to immigrant family detention at Karnes City, Texas

How long does it take for the stink to wash off for you

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
If you living on this planet as one of the 100% or the subgoup the one you all know your going to be dipped in shit sometime How you wash this off and how you cut your hair to minimzie the stink that shampoo no matter how rich can not wash away So something to be said for good hygine as long as they are not your chaufeer and your planning to give the death of employment to his good collean

Transpicuous News Midweek, April 8, 2015:When the Whitehouse turns Black and Helicopters Fall

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
Transpicuous News Midweek Report on April 8th, 2015, from the LIVE stream on CCN. In this report, the Whitehouse goes Black, Helicopters crash, fires rage.....and NASA is still trying to convince us that they are "relevant". Oh and Formaldehyde in your flooring is child abuse. Turkey blocks social media over photos of slain prosecutor http://rt.com/news/247117-turkey-blocks-youtube-twitter-facebook/ China Eyes Historic Shift in Vietnam Relations http://sputniknews.com/asia/20150406/1020537191.html How Saddam Hussein's former military officers and spies are controlling Isis htt... more »

Must-See Epic Performance of a Three-year-old Drummer Boy

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video - *Russian drummer boy Lyonya Shilovsky, only three years old, captured the hearts of the audience as he performed with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra. The post Must-See Epic Performance of a Three-year-old Drummer Boy appeared first on Waking Times.

Why Not All Green Veggies Should be Eaten Raw

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Jill Ruttenberg* - It is not true that all nutrients and enzymes are lost when plant-based foods are cooked, and it is not true that all vegetables and fruits are best for you when eaten raw. The post Why Not All Green Veggies Should be Eaten Raw appeared first on Waking Times.

The Discovery Of Bodies In Islamic State Mass Graves Has Now Surpassed 3,000

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Newsweek*: *ISIS Mass Grave Death Toll in Iraq and Syria Surpasses 3,000* *The combined number of bodies discovered in ISIS mass graves has surpassed 3,000 after the gruesome extent of the terror group’s mass murder in the Iraqi city of Tikrit was revealed on Tuesday.* *A number of mass graves dug by the terror group have been confirmed in both Syria and Iraq, taking the toll from the graves and mass killings to 3,071. The toll does not include individual civilian deaths nor deaths of those killed in clashes with the terror group.* *Nine months ago, the radical Islamists claimed ... more »

Two ends, one stick

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
On the first day of this Quest, we set the stage for the rest of the days with this: *“**You are without fault – one unique flower in an exquisite field of astonishing beauty and fragrance. Not one of us can replicate you – your contribution is personal, powerful, solitary and necessary. How you look and how you see has only happened once; that once is right now. Don’t change a thing. “ *These words hold truth and an explanation for Agape. Our journey is circular – it begins and ends within. You haven’t been told of your magnificence, yet it is what you were born with. We love ... more »

The junket

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Yeah, I can understand why folk get outraged at parliamentarians swanning around the globe on the taxpayer’s credit card, fine wining and dining on a parliamentary junket. It looks like a total waste of money, doesn’t it. But I I might paraphrase Mark Twain for a moment, remember that no man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.So isn’t the best thing to avoid them being in session as long as physically possible? It might look like a waste of money, but looked at it with Mark Twain’s glasses on, it starts to look like a bargain. So much so I’... more »

Climate and CO2- Exchange with Freeman Dyson

Dr Norman Page at Climatesense-norpag - 8 hours ago
E-mail 4/7/15 Dr Norman Page Houston Professor Dyson Saw your Vancouver Sun interview. I agree that CO2 is beneficial. This will be even more so in future because it is more likely than not that the earth has already entered a long term cooling trend following the recent temperature peak in the quasi-millennial solar driven periodicity . The climate models on which the entire Catastrophic Global Warming delusion rests are built without regard to the natural 60 and more importantly 1000 year ... more »

Reid Surrenders His Sword to Schumer; Caucus Concurs

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Harry Reid (left, in red) surrenders control of Senate Democraticcaucus to Chuck Schumer (right, back to the camera)* *by Gaius Publius* This is what happens when "party unity" or "caucus unity" trumps policy. We get Chuck "Wall Street" Schumer as the next Minority Leader — because Harry "But I promoted Elizabeth Warren" Reid helped put him there. So did "progressive" Patty Murray. And according to reports, so did nearly every other Democratic senator. (Does this mean Jeff Merkley? Sherrod Brown? Al Franken? Who knows — they haven't raised their heads.) Washington Post a few day... more »

On Weaponising Ed Miliband

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Let's take a moment to reflect. Shed your political preferences and ideological preconceptions and scan an unjaundiced eye over the respective election campaigns for the parties Conservative and Labour. Who does the polling momentum at moment appear to be with? Where are the approval figures going? What party has announced a raft of constructive policies? Who's winning the ground war? Who's employing social media most effectively? Who is having more success cutting through? And looking at the scaremongering both sides necessarily indulge, of the two which campaign appears the most ... more »

Felony Convictions and Up to 20 Years for Teachers: No Convictions and $20 Million Bonuses for Banksters

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
Otherwise faced with sure failure for their schools, these Atlanta teachers made the wrong choice: They coached children and changed answers, rather than doing the morally responsible thing, which would have been to build a bonfire in the front of the school with all the boxes of Pearson tests. Facebook page for Justice for APS 12 here, with link to petition and GoFundMe effort.

Is Iraq Finished?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Shiite fighters on the southern edge of Tikrit, Iraq, on March 12. Despite advances by Shiite militias and government forces on Tikrit, most of Iraq’s Sunni belt—including the country’s second-largest city, Mosul—remains under Islamic State’s sway. Photo: Reuters *Emma Sky, The Atlantic:** 'Iraq Is Finished'* *Tribal leaders reflect on the enemy destroying their country from within. * *One afternoon this March, during a visit to Jordan, I sat on the banks of the Dead Sea with my Iraqi friend, Azzam Alwash. As we stared across the salt lake and watched the sun disappear behind the ... more »

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance”; Strong Language Alert

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance”* *Strong Language Alert* “There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics.” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=78&v=XEVlyP4_11M

The Economy: "The Century of the Damned"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Century of the Damned"* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - "Remember 1999? What a great time to be alive! Mankind stood on the foothills of Olympus ready to join the assembly of gods – rollicking, frolicking and generally misbehaving without regret. The World Wide Web was gaining velocity. It was widely believed that breakthroughs in communications had “removed the speed limits” to economic growth. Information was now readily and easily available to everyone. Any dope in Peoria could go on the Web and find out how to manufacture a bomb in his basement or... more »

Supplemental: The CJS instantly vouches for Erdely!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015The guild taking care of The Stone:* Within the journalism industry, The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is a very big deal. It administers the Pulitzer Prizes. It co-sponsors the National Magazine Award. It publishes the Columbia Journalism Review, an insider trade publication. The CJS is as big-and-inside as it gets. On Sunday night, it released its 13,000-word review of Rolling Stone’s recent journalistic debacle. The CJS report lashed Rolling Stone with a big wet insider noodle. How does the upper-end press corps police itself? Consid... more »

Childhood is not a 'mental disorder'

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Vive le difference! [Hat tip Stephen Hicks] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Iraq's History Is Being Destroyed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *A sledgehammer to civilisation: Islamic State’s war on culture * *Isis has destroyed countless irreplaceable artefacts and heritage sites across the areas it controls of Iraq and Syria – and some are comparing its assault on human history to the atrocities of Mao and Pol Pot. Are they right?* *As masked men with sledgehammers and drills stood amid priceless antiquities in Mosul museum in late February, a narrator on this Islamic state video read a justification for what was about to come.* *“The so-called Assyrians and Akkadians and others looked to gods for war,...more »

Midnight in the Garden of Fleecery and Evil

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 9 hours ago
The Ready for Hillary SuperPac is holding a humungous going out of business sale in anticipation of Hillary herself formally announcing her candidacy as early as this week. You can get your Hillary fleece jacket, your Hillary fleece scarf, your Hillary fleece hat, your Hillary fleece headband. Each and every item of apparel is guaranteed Made In USA and bears the exclusive "Formidable" label, just in case you thought you were getting something cheap made in a Bangladesh Walmart sweatshop. And just in case you were worried about the jobs of the Hillary retailers, don't be. They will... more »

April 9: 'Impact' is not a verb, dammit.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
"Game merger could impact Moncton". That's the banner headline on the front page of today's TandT. The correct word is affect as in game merger could affect Moncton. This misuse of words seems to have begun with businessmen who wanted to sound impressive when they actually had nothing to say. In that situation, ordinary words correctly used can sound dreadfully - oh - working class. So it was that 'affect' became impact. Similarly, the clear and simple 'now' became 'at this point in time' which means exactly the same as 'now' but sounds so much more intellectually refined and precis... more »

Syria And Iraq Are Awash With Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
ISIS Militants. Twitter *Business Insider:* *Syria and Iraq are awash with Russian, Iranian, and Chinese weapons* *As ISIS first blitzed across northern Iraq in June 2014, the militants seized large quantities of US arms and vehicles from the fleeing Iraqi forces. * *Over the almost past year of fighting, however, ISIS has gone from fielding large quantities of US weapons to using a mixture of Iranian, Chinese, Russian, Soviet, and Sudanese ammunition.* *According to a fact sheet from the Forum on Arms Trade, citing the Conflict Armament Research (CAR) and the Small Arms Survey... more »

Syria: America's Democratic Terrorists?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
Al Qaeda seeks "consultations" to rule newly seized city. *April 10, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Making headlines recently has been Al Qaeda's temporary seizure of the city of Idlib, in Idlib province, northern Syria. The embattled city lies just miles from NATO-member Turkey's borders. With the Syrian Arab Army controlling the south of Idlib, it is clear that militants based in and supplied via Turkey took part in the operation, leading the Syrian government itself to accuse the NATO member of directly supporting Al Qaeda. Reuters in its article, "Syrian military source all... more »

Gender in IR, Now at the Cutting Edge

Jon Western at Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
[Note: The following is a guest post by Prof. Dan Reiter of Emory University] Joshua Goldstein wrote in the preface to his award-winning, 2001 book War and Gender that while finishing his book he “discovered a list of unfinished research projects, which I had made fifteen years ago at the end of graduate school. About […]

Geopolitical Thoughts and Nightmares

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Geopolitical Thoughts and Nightmares* People often ask me what my complete geopolitical theory looks like. Actually, nobody ever asks me that. But some days, like today, when it appears I might be remotely right...or at least close to the truth about some of the conclusions I've drawn over the years, I get the urge to expound. Ever since the events of 9/11, there exists a black hole on planet earth...sucking in all peace, light and goodness--in big intermittent gulps--by way of "random" toxic false flags and hoaxes. Sometimes the grotesque outline of evil is cast against a dark ... more »

80% of Israelis fear "Holocaust" will eventually be forgotten

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 11 hours ago
An article recently appearing in *The Times of Israel* highlights a poll conducted in Israel which found that *"over 80% of Israelis think the Holocaust will one day fade from memory,"* according to the article. The article continues: The survey was conducted by The Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors ahead of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked April 16, in an attempt to glean contemporary perceptions surrounding the Holocaust in Jewish-Israeli society, the NRG news site reported Wednesday. Five hundred Jewish-Israeli adults were canvassed for the study. Asked wh... more »

Black Holes and the Journey of the Soul

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Bibhu Dev Misra* - Legends and ancient myths talk of a “Spirit Trail” or a “Road of Souls” in our galaxy, along which the souls of dead people travel to a mystical underworld. The post Black Holes and the Journey of the Soul appeared first on Waking Times.

Courage Needed by Corporate Media on Ukraine Story

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Katrina vanden Heuvel (editor of The Nation) gives a interesting speech at the World Russia Forum, held in the Hart Senate office building, Washington DC.

Panamanians (And Others) Wonder Why There Is An Aircraft Off The Coast Of Panama During The Summit Of The Americas (There Is An Explanation)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Gringo aircraft carriers in the Bay of Panama,” reads headline of the daily Critica *Fusion:* *‘Obama’s aircraft carrier’ was a decommissioned rustbucket heading to the scrapyard* *PANAMA CITY —Calm seas turned to bad news for the United States after a decommissioned U.S. aircraft carrier heading to a scrapyard in Texas arrived in Panama one week ahead of schedule — just in time to spook Panamanians on the eve of the XVII Summit of the Americas.* *Panama City woke Tuesday morning to the unfamiliar sight of what appeared to be a U.S. Navy warship anchored in their bay. Nearly ever... more »

U.S. State Department Spokewoman Marie Harf Dismisses Kissinger, Schultz's Iran Deal Criticism As Merely 'A Lot of Big Words and Big Thoughts’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*PJ Media:* *Marie Harf on the ‘Sort of Big Words and Big Thoughts’ of Kissinger and Shultz* *State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said she heard “a lot of sort of big words and big thoughts” in the piece by former secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz slamming the Iran framework, “but I didn’t hear a lot of alternatives about what they would do differently.”Kissinger, 91, and Shultz, 94, eviscerated what we know about the negotiations thus far in their Wall Street Journal op-ed, and had a lot of questions for the administration to answer.* *WNU Editor:* Hmm... more »

To See The Cage Is To Leave It

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Aimee Gordon* - Humanity has unwittingly volunteered itself into its relinquishment of authentic freedom, through the subjugation of our species to the unauthentic experiences of the era of ‘instant-gratification’. The post To See The Cage Is To Leave It appeared first on Waking Times.

The 2015 British General Election: Capitalism's One-Horse Race

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 12 hours ago
RINF, Global Research, Countercurrents Britain is currently in the grip of a general election campaign. Voting takes place on 7 May and election fever in the media is building as various commentators and politicians engage in empty rhetoric about British values and democratic principles. Due to the nature of the 'first past the post' voting system, the only two parties with a realistic hope of achieving a majority of seats in parliament are Labour and the Conservatives. As in the outgoing parliament, the party most likely to achieve third place, the Liberal Democrats, might hold th... more »

No Mention On Iran's Nuclear Site At Parchin From Last Weeks Framework Nuclear Agreement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A satellite image from September 2004 shows the military site in Parchin, just outside Tehran. (Space Imaging Middle East) *Washington Free Beacon:* *Iran Framework Silent on Key Nuclear Site* *Parchin used for explosive tests for Tehran bomb program.The international framework nuclear agreement reached in Switzerland last week makes no specific mention of Iran’s Parchin military facility—a key location of suspected nuclear weapons work.The omission of Parchin in the formal statements released by negotiators after the deal was reached is raising questions about whether Iran w... more »

Easy Earth Day Cupcakes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
Every year, I used Earth Day to have a fun filled day full of recycled crafts with my daughter. We upcycle milk jugs, egg cartons and cereal boxes into fun and useful things. This year we decided to make a treat to go along with our day of crafts. These cupcakes are so easy to make and delicious! You will need: - A Cake Mix and everything to make the cake - Everything for the Frosting Recipe Below - Skittles (I buy the HUGE bags so I don't run out) Lemon Icing: - - 1/2 Cup of white vegetable shortening - 4 C. Powdered Sugar - 4 Tablespoons Water or Milk -... more »

LIBERALLY LOATHING: Andrew O’Hehir can see the hate!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015Part 4—As long it’s over there:* If a person opposes same-sex marriage, does that mean that he or she is in the grip of “hate?” We’d be inclined to say no. For one possible example, consider Barronelle Stutzman, whose situation was described in last Saturday’s Washington Post: SOMASHEKHAR (4/4/15): Most recently, *70-year-old florist Barronelle Stutzman was fined $1,000 last week for violating Washington state's nondiscrimination law by refusing to create arrangements for the wedding of a longtime customer, a man she has said she considered a friend.* A ju... more »

Our Hope for Survival

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
My heart yearns and churns for peace amongst the divided children of our Mother Earth I don't want to give in to the calls for demonization and fear I was made to love all my relations human, mineral, plants, animals I remember praying for them in the sweat lodge it's the way of life our hope for survival

Iran Says All Sanctions Must Be Lifted Immediately For A Final Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN: **Iran: No signing final nuclear deal unless economic sanctions are lifted * *(CNN)Iran will only sign a final nuclear agreement if economic sanctions against the nation are removed on the first day of the deal's implementation, President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday.* *Six world powers and Iran reached a preliminary deal last week that aims to limit Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions.* *The United States, however, has stressed that if a final deal is reached with Iran, the removal of any sanctions will come in phases.* *But work on the agr... more »

Duffy: They're All Guilty As Sin

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
So, ... the Duffy trial. Yep. There's no question but that Duffy saw the Senate position as a reward for a lifetime in politics and that both he and harper thought that he'd be able to pretend to be a citizen of PEI so as to represent the Island in the Senate, and do party fund-raising while charging it all to the taxpayers as Senatorial duties. It was hubris. Of the two of them, Duffy had the less reason to be worried. He was counting on the idea that harper was so powerful that petty little rules weren't going to be an issue. harper had evaded responsibility for bigger crimes... more »

Mark Steyn on Sean Hannity...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*"It's not a small thing"* Listen to Hannity at the 11:00 mark: “You know, I have now come to the conclusion that, I’ve studied him now going way back to 2007, Mark, there is an unknown something with Obama. An untold story, I don’t know what it is. People are going to say, they’re going to assume what I’m thinking. I don’t know the answer. Everything is upside down in the world of Obama and none of it makes a lot of sense to me and it seems extraordinarily dangerous. On foreign policy, and even the economy, doubling the debt and all of these people on food stamps and on poverty. ... more »

A sniff of internatiol pussy makes morality brain dead

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
It don't matter son what you see as long as sales increase for me. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz look at all the opportunity's today in Vietnam they have forgiven the Agent Orange and Napalm lets just sell them on the comforts of the American way.

Telling my story because it has not been heard or worse people have just had enough of it

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
That's about how I feel about the inspirational cancer survivors or those who made beautiful deaths no one is going to forget about cancer or death both tales incredibly well covered so maybe let the ocean of bad news be the swimming pool and just do something else expect tell us what we already know humans die and its painful. Same goes for the Holocaust its already been done. Time to put those funds towards better outcomes.

US-NATO Plan to 'Balkanize' Russia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Here is part of an interesting interview found on Fort Russ with Leonid Petrovich Reshetnikov who is a member of the Scientific Council of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. This longtime foreign intelligence chief discusses the current conflict between Russia and the US. His responses to the questions should be quite instructive to the reader. *- In your opinion, how will the events develop in Novorossia [eastern Ukraine Donbass region] in the spring and summer? Will there be a new military campaign?* - Alas, the probability is very high. A year ago the idea of fe... more »

Mauna Kea Warriors Galvanized by Global Support

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
. KANAKA WARRIORS CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SUMMIT OF MAUNA KEA, THEIR MOVEMENT IS GALVANIZED DURING A "TIMEOUT" AND TEMPORARY HALTING OF CONSTRUCTION Media Contacts: Kaiulani Milham Kamahana Kealoha sacredmaunakea@gmail.com (MAUNA KEA, Hawai'i Island, April 8, 2015) — Kanaka protectors representing several islands in the Hawaiian Islands, and

World News Briefs -- April 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Intense fighting reported in Yemen's Aden* *Medical supplies reach southern port city as Saudi-led coalition jets continue to strike suspected Houthi positions.Saudi-led air strikes against suspected Houthi fighters in Yemen have continued for the 15th day, with intense fighting occurring in the southern city of Aden, where rockets have reportedly landed on houses. The World Health Organisation says at least 643 people have died and more than 2,200 have been injured in the Yemeni conflict since March 19.* *MIDDLE EAST* Yemen rebels gain as Iran *calls Saudi air... more »

Chevron Whistleblower Videos Allegedly Show Contamination Coverup

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Mike Gaworecki* - “These videos prove Chevron knew full well their ‘remediated’ sites were still contaminated before the trial in Ecuador had even finished..." The post Chevron Whistleblower Videos Allegedly Show Contamination Coverup appeared first on Waking Times.

Paraguay: Woman Claims Having Given Birth to "El Pombero's" Baby

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 13 hours ago
*Source: El Norte (Paraguay)Date: 04.09.2015* [*Readers of INEXPLICATA will recall our colleague Andrés Salvador's masterful essay on the cryptozoological wonders of Argentina "Mythical Beings in the Creole Culture of the Argentinean Littoral" (http://inexplicata.blogspot.com/2014/04/argentina-sighting-of-entity-not.html) and the figure of "El Pombero". Today he shares with us a newspaper account of alleged cryptid carnality from the Republic of Paraguay - SC*] *Paraguay: Woman Claims Having Given Birth to "El Pombero's" Baby* San Pedro (Paraguay) - It was one of those news items... more »

The Fraudulent War On Terror: Canada Launches Airstrikes On The Sovereign Nation Of Syria (!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
Lets get the facts out straight here once and for all... ISIS, or IS, or ISIL, or what ever the criminals behind this charade call it, is nothing more than a fraud and a scam... This "ISIS" group of so called "terrorists" is nothing of the sort, and is absolutely 100% owned and operated by both the Israeli Mossad and the US CIA... The entire pretext of this fraud "ISIS" is for the psychological effect of FEAR on people... In fact the entire "war on terror" is also a fraud, being done purposely to scare gullible people into more wars for the criminal and psychotic state of Israel, a... more »

Private Service Corporations Posing as the People's Governments

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
[image: Corporation of London Sign]Corporation of London *I received this email today, from someone who in the past was quite a Neil Keenan supporter. Good to see Heather's work more officially recognized by Judges. Bankers have long known what it means. The post below is as received, I have removed email addresses and corrected Heather's last name in the post, as my blog often gets reposted elsewhere, I thought her name should be correct. One further note, while the Pope calling for a debt Jubilee while on the surface sounds good... there's no debt of the people to forgive for it... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 9, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times*: *U.S. Defense Chief Arrives in South Korea Amid News of North’s Missile Launches* *OSAN AIR BASE, SOUTH KOREA — Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter’s welcome present was waiting for him when he touched down here on Thursday: confirmed reports that North Korea had fired two short-range missiles off its western coast two days before his first visit to South Korea as President Obama’s new defense chief.* *South Korean officials informed their American counterparts that the North on Tuesday fired two surface-to-air missiles from Pyongwon County in South Pyongan Prov... more »

Violence Remains Stable In Iraq Start Of April 2015

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Violence in Iraq has been slowly receding since the peak of the summer of 2014. There was a jump in March due to the fighting in Tikrit. With that operation now over the numbers for attacks have gone down once again, while casualties have remained largely the same. For the first week of April 2015 there were 121 attacks reported in the press. That was lower than any number recorded this year or last. As usual, Baghdad had the most security incidents with 44. Salahaddin had 30, Anbar 22, Diyala 10, Ninewa seven, Kirkuk four, Babil three, and Basra one. Casualties were largely unc... more »

US Bunker thinkers re occupy Cheyenne Mountian Star Gate Set

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Thats just prudent. WTF why did they leave in the first place?

The Biggest Thorn

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.lowestrates.ca/ Joe Oliver announced yesterday that he would be introducing balanced budget legislation. Asked to comment on CBC's *Power and Politics*, former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page said: "Do we need the legislation? We didn't need the legislation from the mid-1990s to 2007-2008, when we had 11 years of surpluses. I think the government feels somehow it needs to constrain itself." The Harperites blame past governments -- particularly Liberal governments -- for the deficit. But Page pointed out that Mr H... more »

Switzerland's 10-year yields drop below zero

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
We learn from the Wall Street Journal and everyone else that Switzerland has sold $0.4 billion of CHF-denominated 10-year bonds with the yield minus 0.055 percent. It's the first time in the human history when 10-year bonds went negative although Northern European and German yields of 5-year bonds have already looked below zero. Also, Mexico sold $1.6 billion worth of EUR-denominated bonds with the yield 4.2% which is sensible – but the shocking part is that it is a 100-year bond, also the first one in the human history. So far, the most futuristic was a 1%-yield Austrian bond mat... more »

Florida Democratic Party-- a Picture Of Congenital Dysfunction

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
There is no better word to describe the Florida Democratic Party than "pathetic." Professional losers incapable of change, they have managed to wreck the Democratic brand by enshrining a Republican-lite *raison d'être* into their own DNA. Florida is a 50/50 state-- although Democrats in Florida won 3 out of the last 4 presidential elections. Selfish, self-serving leaders like Debbie Wasserman Schultz have, over the decades, traded away party viability for their own narrow career objectives. Democrats colluded in gerrymandering the state to give the Republicans more congressional s... more »

Surgeon Says Human Body Did Not Evolve

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This is a pro creationist writer who describes the essential difficulty in working up an solution based on the biochemistry of our physical existence. The arguments are negative inasmuch as they point out the impossibilities been asked. Unfortunately it is all caught up in the culture war between science and religion and both sides ignore the data. Our own work has changed the whole playing field. We are now kicked back to understanding how the light body evolved. Is cognition self inducing? If it is, then all our problems go away because it is the light body that produc... more »

Universal Translator?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
*[image: Star Wars droid C-3P0.]* We have been seriously at it for twenty years and remain dependent on phrase based algorithms. This naturally lacks that vectoring that is pointed to here. Thus our translations remain muddy. Now can we actually get there? I think that we need to build in a concept of accepted meaning to properly control the output range and to guide it. This could be easily self generating. If I simply state the word deer, a whole range of meaning opens up related to hunting and food. We need to discover a meta language that captures the sense of the ... more »

Disappearance of Michael Rockefeller

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
*[image: Skeleton people of the Highlands]* I remember this of course and had he not had a famous name, it would have gone unremarked even then. Young men do hie off on adventures and sometimes they do not make it back. After all we lose a handful to out of bounds skiing every year and think little off it. That may be even more dangerous. After all you lose ten feet of altitude and all your natural landmarks change and all cliff edges are hidden by the snow. That is why you use an experienced guide to break trail. Here he butted up against a primitive stone age culture and ... more »

Pesticide Safety

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
Before anyone even gets to good old glyphosate we really need to talk about pesticide safety generally. Most of these chemicals are absorbed through the skin and indirectly as vapor in the atmosphere. Thus it is almost impossible for farm workers to avoid toxic levels. Worse, the damage is typically done internally to tissues tasked with processing these chemical. This way the effects arise many years later. Thus we are observing early deaths among farmers much younger than has been common and usually from cancer. This shift has been partially masked by their predec... more »

"In Small Print" Documentary- The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*An excellent documentary- Really. Approximately 75 minutes in length. Some parts are subtitled as interviews are conducted in Spain and other EU nations, however it is largely in English.* *Epigenetics is mentioned. I did a post on that as a necessary piece of understanding the EDC puzzle If you did not take that one in, it is directly linked below: * *"Genetics Proposes: Epigenetics Disposes"- The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity* There is discussion of transgendered fish, but, extrapolate that outwards and up the food chain to the many transgendered humans, suddenly, appearing ... more »

Montana Legislature Passes Bill to Limit Federal Militarization of Local Police

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 14 hours ago
Dees Illustration *Activist Post* A bill that would heavily diminish the effect of federal surplus equipment programs that militarize local police was given final approval by the Montana House today. The vote was 79-20. Introduced by Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior), House Bill 330 (HB330) bans state or local law enforcement agencies from receiving drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; silencers; and “militarized armored vehicles” from federal military surpl... more »

I need a fifthent member

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Thinking Aboot is having a membership campaign. Our goals are very lofty and likely unobtainable. But if you never ask you never learn. So number fifteen I am calling your name. Membership has its privilages. For example if you join the Zombie and Lizard Aliens Space defence, you will not have to undergo the usual background check.* BONUS!*

What The "Cure Cancer" Cult Isn't Telling You

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
By James Corbett Cancer rates continue to skyrocket across the globe...but don't worry! According to the cult of the cancer cure, that's a good thing! Do you ever wonder why the foundation-funded research industry and its Fortune 500 corporate members never want you to examine the causes of this rise in cancer? Well wonder no more as James Corbett shines some light on the carcinogenic chemicals that are increasingly polluting our environment thanks to the same Big Ag / Big Pharma / Big Foundation cronies who are pushing the slash-and-burn "cure" research in the first place. Visi... more »

Is China Modernising Its Military Or Is it Preparing For War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Charles Clover, Financial Times: **China: Projections of power* *Double-digit increases in defence spending alarm China’s neighbours but budgets and troop levels only tell half the story China’s military made history practically every day last week. On Thursday it was the Lin Yi, a guided missile frigate, which spent 75 minutes moored in war-torn Yemen’s port of Aden before setting off to Djibouti with 225 evacuees.Billed by Beijing as the navy’s first international maritime rescue evacuation, the mission helps show the rising ambitions of the People’s Liberation Army.A few ... more »

Sunshine shockwaves earthquaking institutions with cognitive dissonance photons of reality(Gods Penis for short)

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Gods Penis exiting Gay orgy at the Vatican I was talking with a pal born in Korea Joe Sumnida we both looked at Mike Duffy I finally saw both sides now when I went to Korea I felt so smug corruption was everywhere and our politicians where an elevator ride at least above Now I know its pretty universal people in power become empowered a sense of entitlement becomes their nose and inevitably no matter how much good will they brought to the table its pigs at the trough they will enable So what to do my Tomodachi? How can we create institutional sunshine that can break down the SPF 1000 t... more »

The Three Dimensions of Mindfulness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Frank M. Wanderer* - When the notion of Mindfulness is mentioned at a conversation, people often tend to confuse it with being awake. The post The Three Dimensions of Mindfulness appeared first on Waking Times.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Enjoyment of school is highly heritable* *A huge and fascinating article below but it is greatly regrettable that the authors failed to control for an obvious confounder -- IQ. I reproduce only the abstract below but I have read the whole article and I can see no mention of IQ in it at all. Yet it seems to me that we have here a clear case of double counting. It is highly likely that dull kids find school a trial and that smart kids find it a breeze, not only being easy but producing praise from teachers and others. Many teachers smiled on me in my schooldays. So are we... more »

Hunger And Poverty is Becoming The Norm In Islamic State Controlled Territories

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Impoverished: Dozens of Syrians queue for food in the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa *Daily Mail*: *The caliphate's food queues: Hundreds queue for hours as they wait for food in ISIS capital * * * Syrians line up despondently in scenes more familiar inside refugee camps* * * Posted by anti-ISIS activist with message: Hunger, poverty, homelessness* * * Syrians persecuted by terror group's warped interpretation of Islamic law* *Famished and queuing despondently as far as the eye can see, these images will have the Islamic State's slick propaganda unit spitting f... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Anaesthetic is WARMING the planet: Gases used to knock out patients during surgery are contributing to climate change (?)* *We're used to being nagged about gas concentrations in parts per million but now we are being nagged about gas concentrations in parts per trillion! We didn't even get to stop on parts per billion. And the idea that the anaesthetic gases are much "stronger" in their effect than CO2 ignores completely that the magnitude of CO2 effects is very unsettled (The "climate sensitivity" debate). There is reason to believe that the effect of CO2 is real but negligib... more »

I'm curious ... Do you compost?

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 15 hours ago
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U.S. Policy Is Causing A Shift In How Its Allies See Washington In The Region

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Howard LaFranchi, CSM*: * How Iran deal is changing the way Mideast sees US (+video)* *The allies look at recent US leadership in the region and are increasingly doubtful of US resolve to enforce an Iran nuclear deal in the face of violations. One country being turned to: Russia.Washington — The Iran nuclear deal is shaking up America’s traditional partnerships in the Middle East.The framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is not yet a signed document with agreed-upon implementation measures. But already, it is seen to be accelerating a trend among some of America’s cl... more »

"We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo" book tour April 19th - 23nd

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 16 hours ago
We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11 is now available on Amazon. I will be discussing the book, and showing evidence against the official version of the Charlie Hebdo and kosher deli shootings in Paris, in several Midwestern cities: Sunday, April 19th: Fairfield, Iowa Public Library, 3 pm Monday, April 20th: Adel, Iowa Public Library (near Des Moines), 7 pm Tuesday, April 21st: Kansas City (details TBA) Wednesday, April 22nd: St. Louis (details TBA) Thursday, April 23rd: Peoria or Rockford/Beloit?

Six Healing Sounds to Transform Your Emotional State

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Infographic -* Discover how to transform negative emotions to positive ones using the ancient Taoist practice of healing sounds. The post Six Healing Sounds to Transform Your Emotional State appeared first on Waking Times.

Canada Launches Airstrikes On The Sovereign Nation of Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
Oh Canada.... hangs head in shame Canadian fighter jets have carried out their first airstrike against ISIS in Syria, hitting one of the Sunni militant group's garrisons. In plain language Canada has launched airstrikes on a nation that had done nothing to Canada. The CF-18 Hornets bombed* near* ISIS'* de facto *capital of Raqqa, Canada's Department of National Defence said Wednesday. It described the strike as successful. Bombed near the '*de facto'* capital of Raqqa? Raqqa isn't the capital of anything. No matter how the NATO media presents this illusion. [image: Canada F18]... more »

Natures Beauty

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
H/T Waking Times

Information Overload Could Complicate F-35 Deployments Aboard Ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: USS America (LHA 6)]The Marine Corps is eyeing the first real-world deployment of F-35Bs aboard big-deck ships around 2018. Marine and Navy officials are confident the ships will be ready to handle the next-generation aircraft, but there are still questions about how the fleet will manage the massive loads of data that will be generated by the joint strike fighter. The F-35 has been called a flying supercomputer, as it is underpinned by 8 million lines of code, in addition to several more million lines of code associated with its support systems, notably the software that ma... more »

Why is the military moving back into 'Stargate' base deep under the Rocky Mountains a decade after it was abandoned?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: NORAD North Portal]The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is one of the icons of the Cold War - a self-contained and sufficient town buried under the Rockies meant to be impervious to a Soviet nuclear barrage. It was home to the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), scanning the skies for Russian missiles and the military command and control center of the United States in the event of World War Three. The high tech base entered popular culture with appearances in the 1983 Cold War thriller War Games and 1994's Stargate - which imagined the complex as a clandestine home for interg... more »

Russia to Showcase Iskander Missiles During V-Day Parade

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Iskander E]More than 1,000 troops and dozens of modern missile and artillery pieces and armored vehicles will take part in a Victory Day military parade in Volgograd, in southern Russia. The list of the cutting-edge weapons systems to be rolled out during the May 9 display includes, among others, the Iskander mobile theater ballistic missile system and the Bereg and Khosta self-propelled artillery systems, the Southern Military District’s press service said on Wednesday. Also taking part in the parade on the city’s Fallen Heroes square will be T-90A tanks, BMP-3 armored vehi... more »

Hellfire missiles approved for Egypt

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Hellfire missile being fired]Egypt has been approved by the U.S. State Department for purchase of more than 300 Hellfire missiles through the Foreign Military Sales program. The 356 AGM-114K/R3 Hellfire II Air-to-Ground missiles, together with associated equipment and support, would be worth an estimated $57 million, according to the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which notified Congress of the possible sale. "Egypt will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense," the agency said. Read more

As Russia Improves Its Surface-to-Air Missiles, US Looks To Counter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Almaz-Antey S-500 Triumfator M]In a dimly lit conference room at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Russian defense executives showed images of U.S. aircraft and the high-tech missiles they said could shoot them down. A balding, middle-aged man in a dark suit showed briefing slides that described sophisticated surface-to-air missile batteries with impressive specifications. One slide listed potential targets, including the ultra-stealthy U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor. Speaking in English with a thick Russian accent, the presenter ticked off other things the system could... more »

Iran Develops Training Plan for Overhaul of F-7 Fighter Jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: F-7 Skybolt]Iran's Air Force has developed a course using computer software to train its personnel in jet engine repair skills and the overhaul of the F-7 fighter aircraft. According to the Air Force, the training plan relies both on the skills of the experienced staffers who have received training from the fighter jet's manufacturer and on the technologies based on advanced engineering software. The training plan, known as "Taha", includes multimedia programs to instruct the personnel in jet propulsion fundamentals and specialized overhaul of the F-7 fighters. Read more

Panamanians wonder: is that U.S. aircraft carrier meant to protect Obama at the summit?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: U.S. Aircraft Carrier]Panamanians woke up yesterday morning to the unfamiliar and slightly aggressive sight of a U.S. aircraft carrier anchored in the bay off Panama City. Radio talk show hosts squawked excitedly on the airwaves as rattletrap taxis and luxury sports cars slowed along the Cinta Costera to gaze out at the U.S. warship, visible from every bend in the coastal road. Some gaped in awe, others with disgust. With only three days to go before Panama City plays host to the Summit of the Americas, many Panamanians are questioning what type of message the U.S. is trying... more »

LTO Bureaucracy 6: On the No Plate No Travel Prohibition

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 17 hours ago
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano posted today this poster in his fb page with this note, *Sen. Alan Cayetano is asking for a moratorium/suspension of the No Registration, No Travel policy of the LTO.* *Ayusin muna systema ng Lto at supply ng plaka.* *Serve the people, don't hassle them.* Within 2+ hours, there were 7,300+ likes and 1,265 shares, and counting. Very powerful message, it attracted huge public attention. The comments are in the hundreds too. I copy-pasted the more relevant ones, posting them below. With comments like these, only very insensitive, very opportunist, very corrup... more »

Former U.S. Secretaries Of State George Schultz And Henry Kissinger Are Critical Of President Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
George Schultz, Barack Obama and Henry Kissinger in an Oval Office meeting. The two statesman have criticised the president's framework nucleasr deal with Iran. Reuters *Jerusalem Post*: *Ex-secretaries of state Kissinger, Shultz pan Obama's Iran nuclear deal * *The former top diplomats said that the framework agreement with Iran effectively concedes any option of using military force to compel Iranian compliance. * *Two former US secretaries of state - Henry Kissinger and George Shultz - penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday criticizing President Barack Obama ... more »

Strengthening Canada’s Capability In The Arctic; Lockheed Martin Canada Awarded Implementation Subcontract For Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: CCGS John G. Diefenbaker]Lockheed Martin Canada announced today that it has been awarded the implementation subcontract by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. as command and surveillance system integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Lockheed Martin Canada is one of AOPS Prime Contractor Irving Shipbuilding’s Tier 1 suppliers for delivering the AOPS vessels as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). With a contract valued at more than C$170M, Lockheed Martin Canada is responsible for key integration of da... more »

Yemen: Iran sends warships to Bab al-Mandab strait under guise of anti-piracy campaign

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Jamaran FS]Iran dispatched a destroyer and a naval ship to the waters off Yemen on Wednesday (8 April), raising the stakes in the conflict two weeks since the Saudi-led coalition began bombing Houthi rebel targets. The official version issued by the Iranian navy is that the warships were sent to the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait as part of an anti-piracy campaign to "safeguard naval routes for vessels in the region". Securing navigation in the narrow strait was also a key reason for the Saudi-led air and maritime blockade. Read more

First Admiral Grigorovich Class Frigate to Join Russian Navy in August

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Admiral Grigorovich class (Project 11356) FFG]The first in a series of six Admiral Grigorovich class (Project 11356) frigates, being built for the Black Sea Fleet, will be delivered to the Russian Navy in August, the United Shipbuilding Corporation said Wednesday. "The delivery of the Admiral Grigorovich frigate is planned for August 2015," the company said in a statement. According to the document, the frigate has completed mooring trials and will soon begin sea trials. Read more

Economic News , Data and Views ( April 9 , 2015 ) - Morning Data Splash from Europe ( Various Industrial Production /Housing / Trade / GDP / CPI Data Sets ) ...... Greece Updates ( Greece pays IMF and Greece borrowing costs fall today , EWG gives Greece 6 working days to come up with sensible reforms , Data sets - Industrial production / unemployment / CPI , Creditor talks situation and behind the scenes items ) ....... Scenes from a bubble - charting China's red hot markets !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Additional items at blog tweet feed posted during the day..... Tweets..... *MineForNothing* ‏@minefornothing 3m 3 minutes ago Reuters: Officials said euro zone experts were not convinced the liquidity position was a dire as portrayed by Athens *The Greek Analyst* ‏@GreekAnalyst 2m 2 minutes ago Finnish govt memo says they're prepared for tough decisions re: #*Greece* + might run out of cash before end of June. http://www. ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_09/04/2015_548975 … *RANsquawk* ‏@RANsquawk 3m 3 minutes ago RANsquawk retweeted katya adler T minus... more »

Navy eyes 'better than Chinese' subs

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Changbogo-class (Type 209) SSK]Elements within the navy are expressing doubts over a proposal to purchase Chinese submarines. The concerns come as Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon is set to discuss the possibility of a purchase deal with his Chinese counterpart during his three-day visit to China that began yesterday. Speaking at an event to mark the 128th anniversary of the Defence Ministry prior to leaving for China on Wednesday, Gen Prawit said he would discuss a plan to buy two submarines for 36 billion baht with his Chinese counterpart during his visit. Read more

God Does Not Exist (Although Perhaps An Old Testament God Minus the Jesus Myth Does)  Thomas Drake:   A True American Patriot  (Take That, NSA!)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty on All Counts: Why We Fight with the Pen Anti-choicers Are Trying to Stop North Carolina Medical Schools from Teaching Abortion Care It’s Just a Training Exercise”: Army Special Ops Shoot Down Jade Helm Conspiracy Theories Canadian Orchestra Drops Ukraine-born Pianist Valentina Lisitsa Over Anti-Kiev Posts Uh-oh, We’re Just This Screwed The Rich Have Bought

CIA Director: Sanctions Is What Brought Iran To The Negotiating Table

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
John Brennan, director of the C.I.A., speaking about nuclear talks on Tuesday night at Harvard. Credit Gretchen Ertl/Reuters *New York Times:* *C.I.A. Director Says Iran’s Economic Peril Helped Drive Nuclear Deal* *CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The director of the Central Intelligence Agency has provided the first public glimpse of American intelligence assessments about why Iran’s leadership agreed to the tentative nuclear accord last week, saying that Iran’s president persuaded its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that their country’s economy was “destined to go down” unless he rea... more »

While this title seems to be about Iran's agreement with Obama to stop enriching uranium, Paul Craig Roberts says that "An agreement with Washington is a prelude to treachery. It puts the signer at ease while Washington prepares the signer’s doom. This is the way Washington operates." and "Washington is now in the process of going back on the Medicare and Social Security promises Washington made to the American people. Washington has 'borrowed' the earmarked payroll taxes that finance these programs, putting in their place non-marketable, and thereby worthless, IOUs and spending the money on its wars and handouts to the elites who don’t need Medicare or Social Security."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 19 hours ago
------------------------------ *The Iran Nuclear Energy Agreement: Force Again Prevails Over Law — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ April 7, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter The Iran Nuclear Energy Agreement: Force Again Prevails Over Law Paul Craig Roberts The Israel Lobby and its associated neocon war criminals will block if they can the nuclear energy agreement, worked out by Putin, Iran, and Obama, which has the promise of bringing to an end the US orchestrated c... more »

Pentagon's #2 Official: US Military Tactics And Technological Superiority Is Falling Behind

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
US deputy defense secretary Robert Work said warfare styles displayed particularly by Russia in Ukraine is a threat to ‘the American way of war that we have grown accustomed to’. *The Guardian:* *US military tactics falling behind those of adversaries, Pentagon official warns* ** Robert Work: ‘Our technological superiority is slipping. We see it every day’* Deputy defense secretary wants to bring US military into ‘post-insurgency era’A “proliferation of precision” weapons and the spread of styles of warfare displayed by Russia in Ukraine risks ending “the American way of w... more »

A 60 Second Battery Fix?

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 21 hours ago
One of today’s biggest mobile problems is that of battery life. When the battery is fully charge the world is our at out fingertips, but when it is running low or flat then we are effectively cut off from the world. Having to recharge the smartphone can be a chore we would rather live without and the time it often takes to recharge can seem an eternity. So what if you could charge your battery in a minute, it held its charge longer and the battery itself was smaller and more flexible? Researchers in Stanford University have made a breakthrough that could lead to the fast chargin... more »

The Russia Of Today Is Not Like The Old Soviet Union 25 Years Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Shop assistants prepared T-shirts, printed with images of Russia's President Vladimir Putin, for sale at GUM department store in central Moscow last year. Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters *Linda Feldmann, CSM:* *Return to Moscow: my Wizard of Oz moment* *The Monitor's correspondent visits Russia for the first time since just before the collapse of the Soviet Union and takes in the kaleidoscopic changes. The last time I was there, in November of 1991, the Soviet Union was a month away from dissolving, and a grand experiment in Russian-style capitalism was about to launch.The Moscow of 1991 ... more »

Election 2015: Parties clash over Trident renewal

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Successor class SSBN]The Conservatives' manifesto will have a commitment to build four new nuclear missile-armed submarines, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said. He accused Labour of using the nuclear deterrent as a "bargaining chip" with the SNP, which would vote to scrap it. But Labour's Chris Leslie called his comments "ridiculous" and said Labour was "totally committed" to a continuous, at-sea nuclear deterrent. Read more

This Woman Saved The Russian Economy (And Probably Putin's Presidency)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Governor of the Russian central bank, Elvira Sakhipzadovna Nabiullina *Raúl Ilargi Meijer, The Automatic Earth:* *Russia’s Central Bank Governor Is Way Smarter Than Ours* *It wouldn’t be a first, but it would certainly be a – bigger – shock. That is to say, the Bank of England hijacked the head of Canada’s central bank some time ago, but, while unexpected enough, that would pale in comparison to the US hiring the present Governor of the Russian central bank, Elvira Sakhipzadovna Nabiullina. It would still seem to be a mighty fine idea, though.* *Not that I think it will happen, n... more »

Sorry, Monsanto. The Science Is on Our Side, Not Yours

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago
Here are just a few examples of the latest reports, articles and books exposing the dangers of GMOs, Big Ag’s toxic chemicals and evidence of a decades-long cover-up to keep consumers in the dark... > Sorry, Monsanto. The Science Is on Our Side, Not Yours

Jean Trounstine : Taking my students to prison

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
A man smiled widely and pressed his face against the slit.’That’s my brother,’ Sofia said, her eyes filling with tears. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2015 Every semester my students from Voices Behind Bars, a … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Taking my students to prison

The Pentagon Is Returning To The Cheyenne Mountain Complex

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The entrance to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado. (Photo : Twitter Photo Section) *Daily Mail:* *Why is the military moving back into 'Stargate' base deep under the Rocky Mountains a decade after it was abandoned? * * * Cheyenne Mountain Complex being refurbished by Pengaton* High tech communications being installed that are impervious to electromagnetic pulses* The bunker is build under 2,000 feet of the Rocky Mountains and is able to withstand a hit by a 30 megaton nuclear blast* Decommissioned 10-years ago because 'the Russians were no longer a threat' The Cheyen... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Twelve U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron taxi onto the runway during the Forceful Tiger exercise on Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 1, 2015. During the aerial exercise, the Stratotankers delivered 800,000 pounds of fuel to approximately 50 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marcus Morris)

What The World's Religious Landscape Will Look Like In 2050

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A heat map of the world's Muslim landscape in 2050 *The Telegraph:* *Mapped: What the world's religious landscape will look like in 2050* *Christianity will remain the world's top religion despite the growth of Islam and atheism increases in the West. Click on the map to find out what the status of the world's faiths will be 35 years from now .Islam is the world's fastest growing religion but despite the increasing numbers, Christians will still outnumber Muslims in 2050, a new report has found.Religion, despite its decline in the West as the map above shows, is proliferat... more »

A Look At The Slow U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:** The last Americans: What's left behind after the U.S. pulls out of Afghanistan* *Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)It is a strangely detached scene for the close of America's longest war: military trainers bouncing between multi-million dollar, high security bases, on Black Hawks, miles from the front line.* *But it is how Washington wants this to be. And even though the departure of American troops will be fractionally slower, they will all be inside the U.S. Embassy by the end of next year, making these some of their last weeks outside of the wire.* *We are near Jalalabad, at a r... more »

Federal judge halts expansion of Navajo coal mine

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Contact:            Shiloh Hernandez, Western Environmental Law Center, hernandez@westernlaw.org Sarah White, Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment Mike Eisenfeld, San Juan Citizens Alliance, mike@sanjuancitizens.org Taylor McKinnon, Center for Biological Diversity, tmckinnon@biologicaldiversity.org Nellis Kennedy-Howard, Sierra Club, nellis.khoward@sierraclub.org Rachel

Obama puts up the DUKES!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Obama bought his bristol board from the same ACME shop that both Wile E Coyote and Benji Netanyahoo shop at. Drop the mike Barack! Image by Montreal Simon Then he gives his other planetary nemesis a swift kick of time pressure on a decision that Harper had hoped to punt until after the election. No such luck. So you can free trade and sign the disaster for the citizens TPP, or you can put an end to Canada's supply management and definitely lose the election. Barak says " Hey Steve"

Real Purpose of Chemtrails Revealed by Ex Government Employee

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video -* A short compelling interview with ex-government employee, the late AC Griffith, who discusses military use of the covert aerosol program that we know as chemtrails. The post Real Purpose of Chemtrails Revealed by Ex Government Employee appeared first on Waking Times.

The Pentagon Is Returning To The Cheyenne Mountain Complex

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The entrance to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado. (Photo : Twitter Photo Section) *Daily Mail:* *Why is the military moving back into 'Stargate' base deep under the Rocky Mountains a decade after it was abandoned? * * * Cheyenne Mountain Complex being refurbished by Pengaton * High tech communications being installed that are impervious to electromagnetic pulses * The bunker is build under 2,000 feet of the Rocky Mountains and is able to withstand a hit by a 30 megaton nuclear blast * Decommissioned 10-years ago because 'the Russians were no longer a threat' The Che... more »

New directions in academic publishing

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
I’ve wrote a post today with Bethany Albertson for The Monkey Cage. The post reports the findings from a recent article we wrote for the relatively new academic journal Research and Politics. The article includes a survey experiment we conducted to assess what messages, if any, the American public finds persuasive on climate change. Both represent interesting departures in the academic blogosphere […]

The Honda Crosstour is Dead:Why was it ever alive?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I love the Honda Motor Company. To me they are the Montreal Canadiens of Car Companies. Yet they have drafted and played a lot of visual trash in their lineup over the years. The Honda Crosstour was their Aztec.A temple of car designed with Meth in mind. Why not just make a beautiful wagon instead of an aborted foetus of car design? H/T Jalopnik The Montreal Canadiens of Car Blogs

A Look At Why Last Week's Iranian Nuclear Talks Did Not Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini arrive to deliver statements after nuclear talks April 2 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Pool/Reuters) *Carol Morello and Karen DeYoung, Washington Post*: *At the talks on Iran’s nuclear program, near-collapse and then a breakthrough* *At 10 p.m. on March 27, Secretary of State John F. Kerry strode through the carpeted hallways of the Beau-Rivage Palace hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, to speak with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif. As the two m... more »

Stan Freberg (1926-2015)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Episode 1, "Musical Sheep," July 14, 1957. (There's supposed to be an audio clip here. If the player doesn't load, you can listen to it here.)* *"There must be something wrong when a satirist has fans in the Pentagon."* *-- Stan Freberg, in 1999, recalling a phone call "asking him tosay it wasn't so" from the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staffafter he'd announced a hiatus from his Stan Freberg Here* *by Ken* Stan Freberg was so funny, it's not funny. And he had an amazing career being funny, one he carved out in his own unique image -- because being funny the way he was funny... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Fields Of Coral”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Fields Of Coral” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrwSnc3y4O0


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
RED-X: ZERO HEROES RED-X: ZERO HEROES   Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. APR. 8, 2015. Red-X, our ancient medicine man, travels inter-dimensionally and reports to us from his perch on t... View on mohawknationnews.com Preview by Yahoo

A Travesty Of Justice: Innocent Patsy For Fraud Boston Bombing Found "Guilty" For Crime He Did NOT Commit!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
**One quick note for everyone... I have been suffering from a bit of a head cold the last few days, and only now beginning to feel a bit better...It goes with living in this part of Canada at this time of year when temperatures do fluctuate wildly....Thanks for your patience...* The Boston Bombing of April 15th, 2013 was a fraud and a complete set up... There should be no doubt in anyone's minds when they do look over all the evidence and not the bullshit coming out of the Jew spew media to see for themselves that what occurred was indeed a very elaborate drill where absolutely NO O... more »

Musical Interlude: Susan Boyle First Audition, “Britain's Got Talent” - "I Dreamed A Dream"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Susan Boyle First Audition, “Britain's Got Talent” - "I Dreamed A Dream"* “This video is so inspiring that I wanted to add it to my channel. This video simply proves that if you have a will, you can find a way. When this video was shot, Susan Boyle was 48 years old. She was unemployed and had never performed in front of a large crowed. Today she has a recording contract and recently was able to sing a duet with her hero. I'm posting this video as a fan of a woman that never gave up. Age is simply a number. Looks do not count. Having self-confidence is more important than what othe... more »

Randi and, Then, Reality

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
The NYTimes had this precious quote by Randi Weingarten, who is pumping hard to keep the fire going under the new ESEA Senate bill, which should be called the Charter School Empowerment Act: “This is a big deal,” said Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers. “It goes back to the original intent of the law, to level the playing field for at-risk kids.” Obviously, she did not read the Bill. It includes this final states rights provision, Sec. 6302: "Nothing in this title shall be construed to mandate equalized spending per pupil for a State, local ed... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*City, New Orleans firefighters back at odds after negotiations break down ~Jeff Adelson, N.O. Advocate * *Plans for private lot along Mandeville lakefront stir controversy ~WVUE* *Pearl River On 'Top 10' List Of Most Endangered Rivers ~WWNO* *Nick of Time: Films at FQF ~NOLA DEFENDER* *Visions Of Street Food At French Quarter Fest ~Ian McNulty, WWNO*

Is Yemen Becoming A Proxy War For The Regional Powers In The Middle East?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News:** US, Iran support for dueling sides in Yemen raises prospect of proxy fight* *Intervention by the U.S. and Iran in Yemen is raising the prospect of a proxy war even as the Obama administration tries to reach a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic – with Iran sending two ships to waters near Yemen, as the U.S. speeds up military aid to the Saudi-led coalition striking Tehran-backed rebels there. Iran's English-language state broadcaster Press TV quoted Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the ships, dispatched for the G... more »

U.S. Defense Chief: Al Qaeda Is Gaining Territory In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *U.S. Defense Chief Warns of Al Qaeda’s Gains in Yemen* *TOKYO — The new American defense secretary acknowledged Wednesday that Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen had exploited the tumult partly created by the Saudi-led airstrikes there to capture territory, in what has become a broad expansion by the Sunni extremist group.* *Calling the situation “obviously very unsettled,” Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said that the war in Yemen had left a number of groups vying for power, including Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as A.Q.A.P., an enemy of the Unit...more »

Yemen War News Updates -- April 8, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *The war in Yemen is getting worse -- and a civilian catastrophe is looming* *For nearly two weeks, Saudi fighter-bombers have pounded Houthi rebel positions and convoys around Yemen, but so far the offensive has forced them neither to retreat nor sue for peace.* *Yemen's chaos is quickly becoming a catastrophe, for its people and the future of the country. As a kaleidoscope of factions are fighting for turf, some Yemenis have become so desperate they have fled by sea to Somalia, of all places.* *Yemen War News Updates -- April 8, 2015* Houthi rebels fight street battles ... more »

what i learned at the cupe library workers conference

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
What did I learn at the CUPE Ontario Library Conference? Technically, nothing. If learning means encountering something new, then no, this was not a learning experience. But learning must also mean living with knowledge, absorbing it, seeing your theoretical knowledge translated into action. Understanding new configurations of that knowledge. Digesting it, assimilating it into our sense of ourselves. In that sense, I'm learning this union stuff every day. So here's what I "learned". (I learned that people are still overusing air quotes!) All libraries everywhere have the same pro... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 9th April)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Drug firm Novartis tried to 'scupper' trials of a cheaper version of eye medicine Avastin, which costs just $50 (£34) a dose, could save the NHS £102m if used instead of the standard treatment, ranibizumab, or Lucentis, which costs $1098. The drugs giant Roche holds the intellectual property rights for both, but Novartis has the rights to market Lucentis in Europe. In one of several examples

Green Party Candidates UK General Election 2015

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
If you thought the far left candidate list was big, wait until you see this. As far as I know, below in the most complete list of Green Party candidates for the forthcoming general election you will find anywhere. It is provisional, subject to last minute selections and withdrawals and will be revised when new information becomes available. Also, I have lumped in the Green Parties of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Yes, they're separate (albeit fraternal) entities but they'll do as one for my purposes. I shall return soon to say a few words about the Greens' campaign, but whichever ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"While most spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way, have two or more spiral arms, NGC 4725 seems to have only one. In this sharp color image, the solo spira mirabilis is tightly wound, traced by bluish, newborn star clusters. The odd galaxy also sports obscuring dust lanes, a prominent ring, and a yellowish central bar structure composed of an older population of stars. *Click image for larger size.* NGC 4725 is over 100 thousand light-years across and lies 41 million light-years away in the well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. Computer simulations of the formation of s... more »

"An Impossibility..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.” - Mark Twain

The Poet: Sylvia Plath, "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Black Rook in Rainy Weather"* by Sylvia Plath "On the stiff twig up there Hunches a wet black rook, Arranging and rearranging its feathers in the rain. I do not expect a miracle Or an accident To set the sight on fire In my eye, not seek Any more in the desultory weather some design, But let spotted leaves fall as they fall, Without ceremony, or portent. Although, I admit, I desire, Occasionally, some backtalk From the mute sky, I can't honestly complain: A certain minor light may still Leap incandescent Out of the kitchen table or chair, As if a celestial burning took Possession of t... more »

Chet Raymo, "Mysticism"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Mysticism"* by Chet Raymo "Talk about the "mystical experience" in the company of scientists and you'll often get looked at as if you were going on about crop circles or astrology. This not quite fair, I think. The "mystical experience" is too well documented in the religious literature of the world to be so easily dismissed. Granted, people who report these experiences often invoke the language of supernaturalism, and the language is properly suspect. But we use the descriptive categories we are familiar with, and supernaturalism is deeply ingrained in our culture. Is there a w... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"The Statistics On Sanity..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you." - Rita Mae Brown

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 8, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Henry Gass, CSM:* *Tsarnaev guilty of Boston bombings. Where does trial go from here?* *Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday of the Boston Marathon bombings. But the jury could be facing another three months of emotional testimony in the sentencing phase, raising questions about how juries cope. Boston — The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Wednesday did what it was expected to do, returning guilty verdicts on all 30 counts. Defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now eligible to be sentenced to death in the second phase of the trial, which could begin next week an... more »

"Love Or Fear..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Every human thought, and every human action, is based in either love or fear. There is no other human motivation, and all other ideas are but derivatives of these two." - Neale Donald Walsch

"What is Plan B?"

Alison at Creekside - 1 day ago
asked Armine Yalnizyan of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on CBC's The Current this morning. "What if your plan is not oil?" I'll get back to Yalnizyan's Plan B in a moment, but preceding her on the program was TD Bank VP and chief economist Craig Alexander. He spoke to that Bank of Canada survey of 100 executives that came out this week, 62% of whom called for diversification to reduce Canada's dependence on the energy sector as oil prices collapse. "Energy plus metals and minerals mining amounts to less than 10% of Canadian economy but 25% of the entire Albertan economy,"... more »

World News Briefs -- April 8, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian*:* Houthi rebels fight street battles with militias in Yemeni city of Aden* *With scores of people killed and hundreds wounded, the Red Cross warns of humanitarian catastrophe in southern port city* *Houthi rebels fought street-by-street battles with local militias in the old centre of Aden on Wednesday, as the first boatloads of emergency medical aid arrived in the south Yemeni port city where aid workers say a humanitarian catastrophe looms. * *MIDDLE EAST* Saudi-led planes strike air base* north of Aden: residents*. Yemen crisis:* Rebels push into central Aden*.... more »

Two Unusual Discoveries in Russia – Proof of Alien Intervention or Hype?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *Two discoveries of ancient artifacts that some call proof of alien life on Earth, while others consider this hype created by extremely speculative and dramatic interpretations. The post Two Unusual Discoveries in Russia – Proof of Alien Intervention or Hype? appeared first on Waking Times.

Could you by chance be a terrorist? I dunno, you look kind of suspicious -- let's tally up your terrorist points!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*The Intercept* *by Ken* I originally thought of springing this on you on April Fool's Day, but worried that you would think it was some sort of April Fool's joke, demanding to know whether you could by chance be a terrorist. Sorry, buster, this is no joke. Or are you one of those terrorist-loving Islamofascist-lovers who would like nothing better than to see us patriotic Americans let down our guard? Get real there, friend. Are we supposed to believe you're not a terrorist *just 'cause you say so*? You expect us *to just take your word for it*? Really? Isn't that just how a terr... more »

“19 Signs That American Families Are Being Economically Destroyed”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“19 Signs That American Families Are Being Economically Destroyed”* By Michael Snyder “The systematic destruction of the American way of life is happening all around us, and yet most people have no idea what is happening. Once upon a time in America, if you were responsible and hard working you could get a good paying job that could support a middle class lifestyle for an entire family even if you only had a high school education. Things weren’t perfect, but generally almost everyone in the entire country was able to take care of themselves without government assistance. We worked ... m

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