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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

20 May - Blogs I'm Following

English: oil piled up at the seawall near the ...English: oil piled up at the seawall near the Santa Barbara Harbor. From USGS, pulled from http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive_2009/today09-03-30.html FermiLab. Image is public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Extents of 1969 oil spill. By self in...English: Extents of 1969 oil spill. By self in ArcGIS 9.3; all layers in public domain; extent of continuous spill digitized from County of Santa Barbara (http://www.countyofsb.org/energy/information/1969blowout.asp); northern and southern limits from Straughan (1973). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Seals, sea lions, marine mammals in l...English: Seals, sea lions, marine mammals in large colony at western end of San Miguel Island; photo by self; GFDL/equiv (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Debunked and Busted: Gawker Shreds the Media's Bunker-Buster Hype

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 14 minutes ago
Whitman Air Force Base staff pose in front of a fake Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bunker buster, December 18, 2007. (U.S. Air Force) Following through on its ongoing commitment to encourage hysteria and beat the drums of war, The Wall Street Journal posted what appeared to be an alarming headline on Friday, just one day after the framework of a multilateral diplomatic accord between Iran

Relax, Iran Isn't Going to Enrich Uranium to 60 Percent

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 1 hour ago
Iranian parliamentarian Mohammad Hassan Asafari (FarsNews) Here we go again. Whenever a certain segment of conservative Iranian lawmakers feel frustrated with Western duplicity, arrogance, and bullying over Iran's nuclear program - usually due to patronizing demands made during negotiations, threats of new sanctions, or following the release of a biased IAEA report - they tend to do one of

Mohawk Nation News 'S.S. GOOD MESSAGE, POWER & PEACE'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
. http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2015/05/20/s-s-good-message-power-peace/

Santa Barbara oil spill now stretches for 9 miles

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Aerial photo of skimmer and oil spill courtesy of Joint Operation Center. Santa Barbara oil spill now stretches for 9 miles  by Dan Bacher Censored News State and federal government crews continue to monitor the clean up of a big oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara as the size of the disaster has expanded.  The spill from a ruptured pipeline owned by Plains All

Compass Food and Music Festival May 23-24 CANCELED

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
[image: FentonGuguan_39] Here's the announcement from the Compass Page. 康百視美食音樂節延後 To all 2015 Compass Festival vendors, sponsors, musicians and other participants, Many of you have expressed concern regarding the heavy rain that Taichung and most of Taiwan has experienced from Wednesday and, according to the Central Weather Bureau’s extreme weather warnings, is expected to continue to Sunday or Monday. Festival organizers have been watching this situation very closely and, after much discussion with various participants and examination of the venue site, have decided to postpone t... more »

William Zinsser (1922-2015)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*On Writing Well author is remembered by a disciple* *William Zinsser, the author of OnWriting Well and 18 other books, in 1968* *"In On Writing Well, this is what Bill had to say about endings: 'When you're ready to stop, stop. If you have presented all the facts and made the point you want to make, look for the nearest exit.' "* *-- the conclusion of Mark Singer's"Tuesdays with Zinsser," on newyorker.com* *by Ken* Among the 19 books left behind by William Zinsser, who , you'd think I would at least have read *On Writing Well*, because wherever it was that I encountered him wri... more »

Bus Thieves and the PNP

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
Yesterday morning, I left the office in Makati around 2:20-2:30am. I was going to our farm in Bugallon, Pangasinan. I took an an aircon bus going to QC around 2:30 am, I briefly slept. When I woke up somewhere in Cubao Farmers Plaza, I was shocked to see that my wallet is gone, my pant's right front pocket was slashed. First time in my life that I was victimized by bus thieves. I posted this in facebook, courtesy of bus wifi. I was supposed to cancel my trip as I have no more money to pay for the bus fare to Pangasinan. But I called up the farm caretaker and asked if he has money, h... more »

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “The Voice”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
The Moody Blues, “The Voice” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpLFrcuzY1k

The Making of a Bavarian Candidate : Round Up the Usual Suspects -Himmler's Gestapo Running Patsy Control

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*Hitler? Or The Double?* *Post-July 20th 1944* THE ALLIED INVASION OF WESTERN EUROPE AND THE ATTEMPT TO KILL HITLER *The conspirators had made at least half a dozen attempts to assassinate Hitler during 1943, one of which had miscarried only when a time bomb, planted in the Fuehrer’s airplane during a flight behind the Russian front, failed to explode. * A considerable change had taken place that year in the resistance movement, such as it was. The plotters had finally given up on the field marshals. *They were simply too cowardly – or thickheaded – to use their position and m... more »

Thursday morning ramble: The no-surplus edition

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
What do you mean, a *Thursday* morning ramble!? Simple answer: I’m off to Melbourne tomorrow to do a bit of business and watch the world’s most libertarian sport (not actually in that order), so you won’t hear from me until the final siren has gone. And certainly not tomorrow. So here’s a few things now that caught my eye recently … ------------------------------ UPDATE: Some Budget reaction that’s worth a damn: - “Benefits get more attractive relative to work. The increase to WFF does not offset the benefit increase. Bad thing.” *Government reduces incentive to move ... more »

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dc-tRfKjuQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Giant elliptical galaxy M60 and spiral galaxy NGC 4647 do look like an odd couple in this sharp cosmic portrait from the Hubble Space Telescope. But they are found in a region of space where galaxies tend to gather, on the eastern side of the nearby Virgo Galaxy Cluster. * Click image for larger size.* About 54 million light-years distant, bright M60's simpler egg-like shape is created by its randomly swarming older stars, while NGC 4647's young blue stars, gas and dust are organized into winding arms rotating in a flattened disk. Spiral NGC 4647 is estimated to be more distant than... more »

The Poet: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "What If You Slept"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"What If You Slept"* "What if you slept, And what if In your sleep You dreamed, And what if In your dream You went to heaven And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower, And what if When you awoke You had that flower in your hand? Ah, what then?" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Chet Raymo, “The Maintenance of Self”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Maintenance of Self”* by Chet Raymo "Ah, yes, the pitcher plant. Those devouring goblets. Those caldrons of digestive juices. And now naturalists have found the biggest one yet, as big as a chalice, on a mountaintop in the Philippines, its punch bowl filled with beetles, flies and wasps. *Come hither, ye who flitter. Admire my colors. Sip my nectar. Yes, yes, just like that, * *touch my milky pool. I'll be your Tar Baby. Your flypaper paramour. That's it. * *Sniff my irresistible scent. My buffet waits. Sip. Lap. Gorge yourself. * Gotcha! Countless plants use insects to consu... more »

"My Purpose..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs; the deep Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends, ’Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars...” ~ from “Ulysses,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Free Download, "Words of Paradise- Selected Poems of Rumi"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"What in your life is calling you, When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned... The lists laid aside, And the Wild Iris blooms By itself in the dark forest... What still pulls on your soul?" - Rumi (1207 - 1273) • "Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi was a 13th century Afghan poet and philosopher who heavily influenced both eastern and western poetry. His poetry is divided into categories: the quatrains and odes of the "Divan," the six books the "Masnavi," the discourses, the letters and the "Six Sermons." Rumi's major poetic work is "Matnawiye Ma'nawi," a six-volume poem, conside... more »

"Fight or Flight: Who Runs Your Life?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Fight or Flight: Who Runs Your Life?" by Tony Schwartz "Think, for a moment, about the life you're living. You skitter from activity to activity. The consequence is that you don't do anything particularly well. You're easily distracted and have difficulty paying attention. You rarely read anything challenging, if you read much at all, which is why so much of your knowledge is superficial. The same is true of your relationships. How does that description strike you? Have I got it pretty much right? My suspicion is I do, even if you are compelled to deny it. Okay, now take a moment... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
San Jose, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“The Grapes Of Wrath”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Grapes Of Wrath”* by James Quinn "And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed." - John Steinbeck, "Grapes of Wrath" "John Steinbeck wrote his masterpiece "The Grapes of W... more »

“We're Number 1! Arizona Reaches Another Milestone Of Hate”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“We're Number 1! * *Arizona Reaches Another Milestone Of Hate”* by Maggie's Farm “On Monday the Arizona legislature did what no other state in the nation has been mean-spirited enough to do: they cut lifetime welfare benefits to one year for everyone — adults and children, the physically and mentally disabled. Most states have a five-year limit, while thirteen others impose a two-year cutoff. Texas (of course) has a flexible limit that can be as short as one year, but even children are exempt in the Lone Star State. Not so for Arizona! We're Number 1! As a result, the Arizona Depa... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Feeling under the weather this evening. I am going to call it an early evening. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

Yemen Peace Talks To Resume On May 28 In Geneva

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal: **Yemen Peace Talks to Begin May 28* *United Nations said talks for diplomatic solution will take place in Geneva* *DUBAI—The United Nations said talks for a diplomatic solution to fighting in Yemen will begin on May 28 in Geneva, in what could be the first resumption of political dialogue since Saudi Arabia began a campaign of airstrikes in the Arab country in March.* *A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Wednesday that the “only durable resolution to the crisis in Yemen is an inclusive, negotiated political settlement.”... more »

Protest Against Arctic Sea Drilling

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
An estimated 500 climate activists took to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even a solar-powered party barge on Saturday to tell Shell to get the hell out of Seattle. Rallying cry: #sHellNo! The oil giant brought a huge drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, to the city’s port last Thursday, over objections from the mayor, city council, and a whole lot of pissed-off Seattleites. Shell plans to use the port as a staging ground for oil drilling operations in the Arctic over the next two years. The kayaktivists made their objections clear — and made for a pretty spectacle against the blue... more »

The Washington Post and the "Nuclear Weapons Program" That Wasn't

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 6 hours ago
Back on April 27, the Washington Post updated an article about a new poll showing that, despite ongoing multilateral talks, over one-fifth of Republicans currently support a military attack on Iran. The short piece referenced John McCain's infamous 2007 "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb bomb Iran" quote (sung by a terrible old man to the tune of "Barbara Ann"), but soon after it was published the Post

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Exquisite Corps of Engineers conduct tests at pumps and gates ahead of hurricane season 2015 ~WDSU*

Democratic Congressional Candidate Jason Ritchie Makes The Case For Opposing TPP

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
In the new video above, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, a professor of economics at UC Berkeley, asserts, "The only sure way to stop excessive risk-taking on Wall Street-- so that *you* don't risk losing your job or your savings or your home-- is to put an end to the excessive economic and political power of Wall Street by busting up the big banks." And in a new Senate report, Broken Promises: Decades of Failure to Enforce Labor Standards in Free Trade Agreements Elizabeth Warren punched back hard at the absurd contentions from the White House about how simply wonderful the ... more »

Feminism and Mad Max: Fury Road

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
*Mad Max: Fury Road* is a paradox. A completely overblown, absurd masterpiece of a paradox, but one that balances two seemingly irreconcilables and fuses them astonishingly successfully. On the one hand its an utterly mindless action romp with scant dialogue, a simple plot, lashings of violence, and spectacular vehicles that make for very big explosions. Yet beneath that is a cunning and penetrating commentary on *patriarchal* (not male *per se*) violence and feminist struggle. This is what I'm going to take a look at so yes, this piece is rammed with spoilers. Okay, where to beg... more »

Spotify No Longer Just Music

Martyn Daniels at Brave New World - 6 hours ago
When we look at the future of on demand and streamed media services the clue is in the word media. We are no longer shackled to thinking of vertical movie, music, games but media hubs that satisfy all under one subscription. To bring the point firmly home Spotify has announced it is adding more non-music content to its app. The expanded service will include radio podcasts, news bulletins, video clips and moves their 60 million regular users which span some into a media one stop shop and they also have introduced a new running mode that matches music to the pace of the listener whic... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
So *very* well trained...

“Police Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles:* * It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating the Citizenry to Life in a Police State”* By John W. Whitehead “If we’re training cops as soldiers, giving them equipment like soldiers, dressing them up as soldiers, when are they going to pick up the mentality of soldiers? If you look at the police department, their creed is to protect and to serve. A soldier’s mission is to engage his enemy in close combat and kill him. Do we want police officers to have that mentality? Of course not.” - Arthur Rizer, former civilian police officer and member ... more »

The irresponsibility and Arrogance of those who will not breed

Social-Freedom National-Justice at Social Freedom Through National Justice - 6 hours ago
Europe is dying on its knees. Our birthrate is down and our population is aging. Those who support the idiotic economic system of capitalism, argue that in order for our old people to get their pensions, we must have new blood, working as wage slaves and paying taxes to the hated government, who can then dole some of it out to the pensioners. This is the justification for mass immigration and was the reason why the people of Scotland narrowly voted to stay inside the prison of the UK. People are scared of being left poor in old age - so scared that they will see the future of the... more »

U.S. Has Declassified Some Of Osama Bin Laden's Personal Documents

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*VOA*: *US Releases Documents Recovered During Bin Laden Raid * *The U.S. government released Wednesday dozens of documents it said were recovered during the 2011 raid on the compound in Pakistan where U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.* *The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement that the release of the documents followed a "rigorous'' review by U.S. government agencies and "aligns with the president's call for increased transparency consistent with national security prerogatives.''* *It said the 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act re... more »

What Are Islamic State's Strategy And Tactics In Iraq? (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Inside Story/Al Jazeera:* *ISIL's tactics in Iraq* *Recent major territorial gains by ISIL are making many players very nervousThe capture of Ramadi by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group is being seen as a significant setback for the government.Ramadi is the capital of the vast desert province of Anbar, where ISIL is seeking to consolidate its gains.Iraqi government leaders are pledging to recapture Ramadi with the help of Shia units.But how? And what is ISIL's military strategy?* *WNU Editor*: This is a sobering Al Jazeera video report/an... more »

Same day, different human

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
“Before enlightenment, I chopped wood and carried water. After enlightenment, I chopped wood and carried water. “ *-Zen saying* In the midst of an identity crisis, I find myself wondering if I’m in it alone. Probably not. I’ve watched the events and people in my life whisper and scream a message I was impervious to. It called me again and again to declare who I be. All the while I carried on my routine making cosmetic and minor changes with no awareness of the picture they created. *I just noticed.* At first glance it’s a mess – a hodge-podge of weeds, unfinished projects, ... more »

Rap, demographics and the new Three Rs

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
The new ‘Three Rs’ No, it’s not reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. It’s Rhymes, Revolution and Resistance. I don’t like rap music or antisemitism. The BBC combines the two in this programme about Hip Hop, “a culture that appeals to all.” (except me) *“Malaka’s lyrics are bombastic critiques of government corruption, a recognition of the Palestinian plight, of the need for Arab unity and imploring women to take control of their own destiny.”* *“A catalyst for change. The rappers are divided because of Syria, the ones that are pro Assad and the ones against. We used to be united aroun... more »

Syrian Army Has Collapsed Defending The UNESCO Heritage Site At Palmyra. Islamic State Now In Full Control Of The City

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *ISIL said to be in full control of Syria's Palmyra* *Syrian army has collapsed after deadly battles to foil group's offensive, according to monitoring group and activists.* *Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have taken full control of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, according to activists and a monitoring group.* *The Syrian army has collapsed and ISIL has taken over the city, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.* *The monitor reported earlier on Wednesday that ISIL had advanced into Palmyra.* *WNU Editor*: The Ch... more »

Heavy Fighting Reported In South Sudan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Two men walk near the Paloch oil fields in South Sudan's Upper Nile state, site of an oil complex and key crude oil processing facility near the border with Sudan, March 2, 2015. *Reuters:* *South Sudan fighting continues near major oilfield, U.N. asks for a halt* ** Government says in control of oilfields* ** U.N. asks for investigations into atrocities committed (Adds U.N. Secretary General spokesman comment)* *JUBA, May 20 (Reuters) - Four people were killed when two mortar bombs hit a U.N. compound and a site housing civilians in the town of Melut near South Sudan's Paloch oil... more »

Satire: “Biker-Brawl Suspects Only Slightly Outnumber Republican Candidates”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Biker-Brawl Suspects Only Slightly Outnumber Republican Candidates”* by Andy Borowitz WACO (The Borowitz Report) – “Suspects in the recent biker brawl in Waco, Texas, only slightly outnumber the 2016 Republican Presidential candidates, leading some voters to have difficulty distinguishing between the two groups, a new poll shows. According to the poll, voters who were presented the names of a biker-brawl suspect and a Republican Presidential candidate correctly identified both only thirty per cent of the time. For example, fifty-seven per cent of voters erroneously identified the ... more »

Supplemental: Frank Bruni’s upset with college presidents’ pay!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015 We’ll take it one step farther:* Frank Bruni is upset today with college presidents’ pay. Last weekend, the thoughtful pundit was upset with the Clintons’ “greed” and with *their* troubling income. We think Bruni *should* be concerned with college presidents’ pay. He makes some good points in his new column. That said, we’re willing to take it one step farther. Since Bruni’s concerned about everyone else, we think the scribe should start to inquire about major *journalists’* pay. For example, how much does Frank Bruni get paid? How about Maureen Dowd? P... more »

The Economy: “Be Prepared...”; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Be Prepared...”* by Karl Denninger “Be prepared, because while stock prices have been euphoric sales have not. Further, beware those calling this a "diversion" of CapEx to share price growth: Capital expenditures have run between 10-13% of GDP, ex-residential investment, through both good markets and bad, growth and recession including the 08-09 "Great Recession." The data is available to anyone who cares to look so why lie? The answer is simple: There's an agenda at play and you're not being told what it is. Be prepared, because ex financial product shenanigans there has been no... more »

Christy Clark and Petronas, Democracy Destroyed and Tying Future Governments Hand(The Great LNG Lie Exposed)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 8 hours ago
British Columbia under a BC Liberal Government has officially become a third world banana republic.. Before we get started disecting this latest white noise announcement on LNG and Petronas we need to examine the not too distant past.. Gordon Campbell in 2001 campaigned, Campbell promised in his electioneering that BC would not sell BC Rail and that a BC Liberal Government would honour signed, negotiated contracts with the public sector.. We know what happened, ...The BC Liberals sold BC Rail and ripped up contracts with BC`s teachers and the HEU, ....The HEU years later won a s... more »

May20: The big push is on...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
Today, the front page headline is that Premier Gallant has called a meeting with mayor of Moncton and ta-da. ,member of parliament Goguen to have "sit-down" meeting (as opposed to a hanging from tree branches meeting) to get the events centre under way. And,ta-da. in case you missed the front page banner headline, there's another story on it by, ta-da. Brent Mazerolle on page A4. And in case you miss both, there's an editorial about it, Wisely, it advises our politicians to set smart targets. True. Good targets are so much better than dumb ones. So much for news in section A. Unl... more »

The Economy: "Are You Guilty of Crimes Against the Young?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Are You Guilty of Crimes Against the Young?"* by Bill Bonner Medellín, Colombia - “This city is great. It’s beautiful. It’s cheap. The climate is agreeable. And it’s becoming a haven for Internet savvy marketers. “I think they’re coming partly because it’s a great place to live. And I think young people want to get away from the U.S., too. It’s just not the land of opportunity that it used to be.” So sayeth our dinner companion last night. He was the second young man in the last 24 hours to make the case that Medellín is a “buy.” “It just seems to be catching on with people who ... more »

Sept. 11th 1941

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*USS Greer* *"The Greer was flying the American flag. Her identity as an American ship was unmistakable. She was then and there attacked by a submarine. Germany admits that it was a German submarine. The submarine deliberately fired a torpedo at the Greer, followed by another torpedo attack. In spite of what Hitler's propaganda bureau has invented, and in spite of what any American obstructionist organisation may prefer to believe, I tell you the blunt fact that the German submarine fired first upon this American destroyer without warning, and with the deliberate design to sink her... more »

A Short History of NATO Fascism : P2, Years of Lead and the Italian Hot Autumn

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the State to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished, because the State cannot convict itself or declare itself responsible for what happened.”* *Vincenzo Vinciguerra* *“As far as the secret services are concerned the Peteano attack is part of what has been called ... more »

Robert Doggart: The terrorist who wasn't

Left I on the News at Left I on the News - 9 hours ago
On April 10, a man was arrested by the FBI. He had been recorded discussing plans to travel with other armed people to burn down a religious institution and gun down anyone who tried to stop them. His plan was nothing short of "Holy War": "We will offer those lives as collateral to prove our commitment to our God" and "We shall be Warriors who will inflict horrible numbers of casualties" were two of the things he had written. Two weeks after his arrest, he pleaded guilty to "interstate communication of threats," a charge that carries a sentence of between 0 and 5 years in prison, a... more »

Was the Real Matrix Disclosed in 1977?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video - *Philip K. Dick, renowned author of science fiction, recounts his experience with what he claimed as the real matrix. The post Was the Real Matrix Disclosed in 1977? appeared first on Waking Times.

Is an Abundance of Arsenic Found in Rice Increasing Risk of Cancer?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Brett Wilbanks - *Most of us have no idea which foods that we eat on a daily basis are potentially harmful due to high concentrations of arsenic. The post Is an Abundance of Arsenic Found in Rice Increasing Risk of Cancer? appeared first on Waking Times.

Hillary Clinton, TPP, the World of Money & Center for American Progress

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Elizabeth Warren, speaking for the people. Who speaks for money? The Center for American Progress (image source; image artist; more images here)* *by Gaius Publius* I'll put the bottom line first. *There is no way that Hillary Clinton is not a strong supporter of TPP and Fast Track.* Read on for why. *There has* been a lot written lately, including here, about the Democratic Party split between progressives and "progressives" — the former of whom have most of the people on their side, and the latter of whom have most of the money. Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Alan Grayson and ... more »

Corporate Psychosis: Are You Exhibiting Symptoms?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Bernie Suarez* - Is a delusion no longer a delusion because a business agreement that binds us together for a common cause? The post Corporate Psychosis: Are You Exhibiting Symptoms? appeared first on Waking Times.

Precious Metals vs. Precious Life: Destruction of the Amazon

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Sergey Baranov* - The Amazon is home to countless species of plants, many of which have incredible curative properties which know no equal in the world. The post Precious Metals vs. Precious Life: Destruction of the Amazon appeared first on Waking Times.

Zapatista Comandanta Miriam on the Rights of Women

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Comandanta Miriam. May 6, 2015 Comandanta Miriam English, French, Italian, Spanish Good evening compañeros and compañeras. I also have the chance to talk to you a bit about what the situation was for women prior to 1994. Women suffered through a very sad situation since the arrival of the conquistadors. They stole our land and took our language, our culture. This is how the domination

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Dental appointment and my annual medical tests today. Blogging will resume around 17:00 EST.

So Long, Dave. Thanks For The Laughter. Watch Your Step.

Dana at The Galloping Beaver - 11 hours ago
I confess that I will miss David Letterman even though I have not been anything close to a faithful watcher for many years. However, there was a stretch of time in the 80's when I was away from home quite a bit. On tour or working in another city and after the show was over and a late night meal was found getting back to the hotel to watch Letterman and wind down the night was what was done.

Sowing The GM Seeds Of Depopulation?

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 11 hours ago
Global Research, Countercurrents, RINF If physical violence is to be used only as a final resort, a dominant class must seek to gain people’s consent if it is to govern and control a population. It must attempt to legitimize its position in the eyes of the ruled over by achieving a kind of ‘consented coercion’ that disguises the true fist of power. This can be achieved by many means and over the years commentators from Gramsci to Althusser and Chomsky have described how it may be done. However, one of the most basic and arguably effective forms of control is eugenics/ depopulation... more »

Migrant Trail Walk exposes crimes against humanity in US

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
. The annual Migrant Trail Walk begins May 25, 2015. This comes just after the United States lied, and concealed the facts, before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, about the imprisonment of migrant children, which is a violation of international law. Further, during the Universal Periodic Review, Mexico challenged the US to account for the murders of its citizens by US Border

Gilad Atzmon: From A to Zion and the despicable Identity Politics

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*With thanks to Henrik @ Red Ice Radio!!* Atzmon has written three books, and he returns to speak with us about his new publication, “A to Zion – The Definitive Israeli Lexicon,” a fictitious satire co-authored with cartoonist Enzo Apicella. Gilad gives a synopsis of the book and tells about his impetus for engaging the issues of Jewish ideology in Israel politics using aphorisms and humor. *Gilad emphasizes the bamboozling effects of identity politics among various discourses*, and we relate this cultural tactic to the notion of the oppressed vs. the oppressor as a trick to lead ... more »

Twin Peaks Was Never This Weird

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) *H*oldover pre-Millennial Yuppies were overjoyed to hear earlier this year that director David Lynch would be at the helm directing the *Twin Peaks* reboot. Yes, Agent Cooper would be back investigating a single murder and we'd be treated to fresh weirdness in the town of *Twin Peaks* in which women talking to logs swaddled in their arms and dancing midgets speaking backwards was another day at the office for Agent Cooper. Yet despite the quasi carnival weirdness of his oeuvre, David Lynch could not have envisioned in his w... more »

Alan Keyes: On my reading list...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
for later today. The garden calls. Yesterday I didn't get outside until noon. Big mistake. I about died from heat stroke after only planting 6 tomatoes. Alan Keyes offers free 80-page booklet on God-ordained marriage April 2, 2015 RenewAmerica staff Liberty Tree Alliance, a nonprofit educational organization of Dr. Alan Keyes, has released a new e-booklet, *How the Claim to 'Homosexual Rights' Destroys the Logic of Liberty,* in an effort to challenge the growing myth that same-sex marriage poses no substantial threat to the existence of God-ordained natural marriage. The 84-... more »

The Guardian's Ian Martin displaying the sort of lefty bile that so excites the like minded but turns off normal people

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
'Meanwhile members of Her Majesty's government reassemble. Slithering back into their familiar Commons benchmarks. Purring like hotel minibars. Here's a "soft question" for Labour to ponder. How did we fail to dislodge this sadistic bunch of bumbling incumbents? The talking haemorrhoid. The mafia dentist. The Devouring Moon. Spidergran. The shimmering fatberg. The little angry Lego man. Chalkie the Presbyterian ghost. "Bugsy Malign". The puckered gland. That one who looks like a giggling spring onion. The whole bastard Bash Street gang of them.' More here http://www.theguardian.c... more »

World News Briefs -- May 20, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.N. announces Yemen talks, Iran to allow ship inspection* *U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced talks between warring Yemeni parties in Geneva on May 28 to end over seven weeks of war, as Iran agreed for international inspections of an aid ship sailing to Yemen.* *The moves are aimed at defusing the deepening crisis in the southern Arabian Peninsula, where Saudi-led forces killed at least 15 Houthis in the latest air strikes in a campaign to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.* *MIDDLE EAST* Ramadi battle: Iraq calls for* volunteers for IS fight*. Ira... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 20, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Karen DeYoung and Missy Ryan, Washington Post:* *Fall of Ramadi raises new questions about U.S. strategy in Iraq* *The fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State has raised new questions about the Obama administration’s Iraq strategy, including its efforts to resurrect Iraqi security forces and the focus of U.S. and Iraqi attention on retaking the city of Mosul by the end of this year.* *President Obama was briefed on the latest developments during a National Security Council meeting Tuesday, according to a White House statement, although officials said no formal strategy review is unde... more »

Saudi Arabia Pushes Back Against President Obama's Foreign Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama are greeted by King Salman as they arrive in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Jan. 27. Reuters *Hussain Abdul-Hussain, Weekly Standard:* *Rejuvenated Royals: The Saudis push back against the Obama foreign policy*. *The Obama administration put a happy face on its Camp David summit last week, even as four of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s six leaders turned down Obama’s invitation to attend. The most significant absence, of course, was that of Saudi Arabia’s king, Salman. In his place, Riyadh sent Salman’s 55-year-old nephew, Crown Princ... more »

THE DUMBNESS OF THE WHALE: Verdict first, information never!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015Part 3—Ahab in Wonderland:* It has long been a basic precept of our press corps’ consensus scandals: Verdict first, information never! Information must *never* intrude on the prearranged judgment which permits the fun of consensus scandal. Analysis? What’s that? Who is the Ahab of the current scandal—the scandal concerning air pressure of footballs? That Ahab would seem to be Ryan Grigson, general manager of the Indianapolis Colts. According to the NFL’s official “Wells report” (see page 45), Grigson sent an email to league officials before last January...more »

Human Rights in Saudi Arabia?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
“No one dares to criticize publically Saudi Arabia, and that is a result of many things, including obviously the interests that Western governments have [in the country],” Amnesty International’s Sevag Kechichian told RT’s Ben Swann. Commenting on the state of human rights in the Middle Eastern country just one day after authorities began to post job listings for beheaders, the researcher told RT that the West’s stance is “absolute hypocrisy.” The head choppers in Saudi Arabia make ISIS look like choir boys.......but do we hear any outrage on Fox News or CNN?

Poor Poroshenko

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Amidst accusations that Ukraine's army was to blame for a deadly shelling attack in Donetsk late Monday night, President Poroshenko, speaking in a BBC interview, said Ukraine needs to prepare itself to repel a Russian offensive. Geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT that President Poroshenko wants to escalate the conflict.

Has The U.S. Failed In Training The Iraq And Afghan Armies?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The U.S. hopes to double the size of the Afghan national army within the next two years. Above, Afghan recruits shortly before graduation from the Kabul Military Training Center. Yochi Dreazen/The Wall Street Journal *Washington Times:* *Iraq, Afghanistan forces struggling despite years of U.S. investment, training* *Battlefield reverses in Iraq and the stepped-up tempo of terrorist strikes in the heart of Afghanistan’s capital in recent days are raising fresh questions about whether U.S. efforts to stand up and train both countries’ armed forces will ever pay off militarily.* *Mil... more »

Islamci State Fightes Have Seized Parts Of The Ancient Syrian City of Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CBC*: *ISIS captures part of ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, home to UNESCO World Heritage Site* *Palmyra's 2,000-year-old monuments were put on UNESCO World Heritage in danger list in 2013* *Fighters from the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized around a third of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday after fierce clashes with the military and allied combatants, a group monitoring the war said.* *The city, known as Tadmur in Arabic, is home to a UNESCO World Heritage site and the violence has fuelled fears Islamic State will destroy ancient ... more »

Award-winning silly conformal gravity agitprop by 't Hooft

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Since his well-deserved 1999 Nobel prize in physics, Gerard 't Hooft got used to a luxurious lifestyle and because the prize money have been gone for years, he decided to find a great new way to earn a few more extra bucks. In 2005, The Templeton Foundation and Max Tegmark established a foundation called FQXi that has been distributing thousands of dollars for essays. Well over 90% of the winners have been crackpots, the kind of people from the Smolin environment, people whose feeble brains don't allow their owners to learn modern physics but who are great in hyping conspiracy theor... more »

Over 90,000 people in Macedonian "Anti-Maiden" demonstration

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 14 hours ago
Breaking: [video] in Macedonia Over 90,000 "Anti-Majdan" Against Sunday's Western Backed 'Demos' May 18th, 2015, - With some Photos from Republika.mk, report by Joaquin Flores for Fort Russ - ** updated 9pm, EST* "Tonight, VMRO-DPMNE and its coalition partners are holding a rally under the slogan "Macedonia Strong!". Initial assessments count over 90,000 citizens, making this rally the largest in the history of Macedonia. The number is expected to exceed more than 100,000 supporters. " - Republika.mk All photos below from today's 'Anti-Majdan' counter-demo in Skopje. Video cou... more »

Intra-Shiite Rivalries In Iraq As Kataib Hezbollah Raids ISCI Office

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
While much of the reporting on the Iraq focuses upon the sectarian dimension within the country, mostly overlooked are the internal Shiite divisions. This might actually be more important as these parties rule the country. The rise of the Hashd al-Shaabi poses a long-term threat to the Shiite establishment due to their widespread popularity. Recently Kataib Hezbollah (KH) raided an office of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) in Basra, leading the latter to issue a blistering condemnation. More of these confrontations are likely to happen in the future as these groups jock... more »

U.S. Considering Range Of Options To Russia's Nuclear Treaty Violations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles. © Photo Defense Ministry press service *Josh Rogin, Bloomberg*: *U.S. Weighing Punishments for Russia’s Nuclear Violations* *The Obama administration is considering a range of options to respond to Russia’s ongoing violation of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty. Part of the response could involve deploying new U.S. weapons to Eastern Europe.* *Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld, the outgoing vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told an audience Tuesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies that Russia continues to violate the... more »

Obama OK's Arctic Drilling! Greenpeace can see their coffers grow

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Obama OK’s Drilling for Oil in the Arctic-* *Big non surprise- Really. This should not be a surprise. All manner of environmental destruction is wrought to benefit the oil/banking cartel. War being a huge destructive force for profit. Those facts are the very reason** I have repeatedly stated- if you believed that the AGW scam was ever going to impede or harm the oil/banking/pharma/chemical/war cartel in any way shape or form, you have been duped. * *WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday gave conditional approval to allow Shell to start drilling for oil off the Alaskan c... more »

Will Republicans Be Able To Deport Enough Hispanics To Win In 2016?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Alabama racist Mo Brooks would like to take away a little of Steve King's thunder to adorn his own Confederate glory. Last week, the House passed Brooks' latest anti-Hispanic scheme, 221-202, every Democrat voting NO and 20 Republicans abandoning the party's racist, anti-immigrant core. Brooks and his followers have voted to discourage the Pentagon from allowing DREAMERs and other undocumented immigrants from serving in the military. Most of the Republicans who defied the dominant racist wing of the House GOP are in districts where such extremism and reactionary behavior endangers... more »

Editor In Chief Of World’s Best Known Medical Journal: Half Of All The Literature Is False

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
Editor In Chief Of World’s Best Known Medical Journal: Half Of All The Literature Is False May 16, 2015 by Arjun Walia. 26 Comments. Share on Facebook Twitter 4.4KSHARES Select Language​▼ 21 [image: fraud] In the past few years more professionals have come forward to share a truth that, for many people, proves difficult to swallow. One such authority is Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. Dr. Horton recently published a statement declaring that a lot of pub... more »

C-51 Hearings: Oversight of CSIS?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
Yesterday we left off with Blaney and MacKay explaining to a fellow harpercon that lowering the threshold for putting a peace bond on someone or a recognizance on them will make it easier for the government to control the entire population, thereby helping to save us all from the dreadful fate of terrorism. Which was a useless stating of the obvious blended with an equal part of creamy bullshit. The questioning now moves to the NDP again: *The Chair: * Thank you very much. [*Translation*] Ms. Doré Lefebvre, you have five minutes. *Ms. Rosane Doré Lefebvre: * T... more »

Hillary Clinton: My Iraq War Vote Was A 'Mistake'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Politico: **Hillary Clinton says her Iraq war vote was a 'mistake'* *After days of Republican presidential candidates wrestling with questions on the Iraq war, Hillary Clinton weighed in Tuesday, telling reporters that her vote in favor of the war in 2002 was a “mistake.”* *“I made it very clear that I made a mistake, plain and simple. And I have written about it in my book, I have talked about it in the past,” Clinton told reporters at an event in Cedar Falls, Iowa, adding that “what we now see is a very different and very dangerous situation.”* *Update #1:* Clinton: Iraq vote ... more »

One Or Two Loose Screws

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.examiner.com/ Public Safety Minister Stephen Blaney announced that the Harper government will show "zero tolerance" for groups advocating a boycott of Israel as a protest against that government's treatment of Palestinians. Those who now openly criticize Israel include former president Jimmy Carter and Pope Francis. And their criticism is based on recent events. Murray Dobbins writes: Indeed, during the recent Israeli election, Netanyahu declared towards the end of the campaign that there would never be a Palestinian sta... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*DC Area Professor To Catholic University: Too Many Crosses On Campus -- bad for Muslims* It just got surreal. George Washington University Law School Professor John Banzhaf filed a human rights complaint to the D.C. Office of Human Rights against Catholic University for hindering Muslim students’ free exercise of their faith due to the “excessive” amount of “Catholic imagery” on the campus. It seems that this man – who teaches at a different school across town – thinks that Catholic University’s adherence to the cultural aspects of Catholicism (we have a lot of artwork, Crucif... more »

The 'oh come off it' story of the month

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
CBC report http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/montreal/quebec-girl-told-to-stop-reading-book-by-school-bus-driver-1.3043652 that: ' go backNews Montreal ADVERTISEMENT i Quebec girl told to stop reading book by school bus driver Sarah Auger, 8, enjoyed reading to and from school, until the bus driver said it was dangerous Apr 22, 2015 1:54 PM ET Kate McKenna, CBC News Share this story An eight-year-old girl in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. was told she's no longer allowed to read books on the school bus because it poses a risk to the safety of other students. ​Sarah Auger loves reading... more »

Pentagon Admits That The Fall Of Ramadi Was A 'Failure'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Pentagon: Fall of Ramadi a 'failure'* *The Pentagon on Tuesday called the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) a "failure." * *"It was a failure of a lot of things, leadership being one of them, tactics being one of them," said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. * *He added, however, "it's important to note that war is a fluid thing, there's victories, but the enemy does get a vote and in this case, the enemy was able to gain the upper hand," he said. * *He said all small pockets of remaining Iraqi forces had left the city early Tuesd... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Eton headmaster slams 'exasperating' High School exams and says teacher training is 'a mess'* The headmaster of Eton slammed 'exasperating' GCSE and A-level exams as he launched a scathing attack on the teaching system. Tony Little, who has spent 13 years at the helm of the exclusive school, said individual subjects were taught well but exams do not make pupils think laterally. Mr Little, who is due to step down from his post at the prestigious boys' private school this summer, added that teacher training in Britain is 'a mess'. The headmaster warned that schools are controlled... more »

Iran's Supreme Leader Rules Out Nuclear Inspections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iran's Khamenei rules out interviews with nuclear scientists* *Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept "unreasonable demands" by world powers during negotiations over its disputed nuclear program, and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists.* *The comments, broadcast live on state TV, were the latest in a series of forthright statements on inspections in the countdown to a June 30 deadline to resolve a decade-old standoff over Iran's nuclear work.* *"We will never yield to pressure ... We will not acce... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*High-quality 19th century marker shows that the sea-level has FALLEN since then* *Tasmanian marker showing that the mean sea level of the mid 19th century was ABOVE the mean sea-level of today* The ‘Isle of the Dead’ may yet prove to be another nail in the coffin of global warming and its gruesome companion, Disastrous Sea Level Rises. The `Isle of the Dead’ is over two acres in size and is situated within the harbor of Port Arthur opening directly to the Southern Ocean. The isle itself is actually a graveyard (thus its eerie name), containing the graves of some 2,000 British ... more »

U.S. Admiral: North Korea Submarine Missile Footage Is A Fake

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Images obtained by Yonhap News Agency show what North Korea claimed was a ballistic missile being launched from underwater near Sinpo, on the northeast coast of North Korean. Experts believe the claim they were launched from a submarine may be suspect. Photograph: KCNA/EPA *Time*: *North Korea Submarine Missile Footage Isn’t Real, U.S. Admiral Says* *Top military official credits "clever video editors"* *Photos showing a North Korean missile launched from a submarine were manipulated by state propagandists, a top U.S. military official said on Tuesday.* *North Korea, heavily s... more »

Does Forced Labor Make Us Miserable?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video - *This abridged reading of The Abolition of Work by Bob Black offers a philosophical treatise against the practice of forced labor for income. The post Does Forced Labor Make Us Miserable? appeared first on Waking Times .

North Korea Claims To Have Successfully Developed The Technology To Miniaturized Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*CNN: North Korea*: *We have the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons* *(CNN)North Korea said Wednesday that it has the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a key step toward building nuclear missiles.* *Analysts and U.S. officials have said previously that they suspected Kim Jong Un's regime was capable of the technical feat, which is needed to fit a nuclear device on the tip of a ballistic missile.* *"We have had the capability of miniaturizing nuclear warheads, as well as producing multiform weapons, for some time," the North Korean military said in a statement carried by ... more »

Shaping the battlefield shortcuts

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Making history since the beginning.

Garland Shooting Event Revised – Shining a Spotlight on FBI’s Role Before Attack

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
Garland Shooting Event Revised – Shining a Spotlight on FBI’s Role Before Attack MAY 17, 2015 BY SHAWN HELTON 4 COMMENTS *Shawn Helton* *21st Century Wire* *According to official reports over the last week, key details concerning the shooting outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas – have suddenly changed…*This past May 3rd, it was reported that two gunmen opened fire outside of a cartoon ‘art’ exhibition and “free speech contest” featuring images of the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas. Incredibly, government scribes have change their official story line this week, ... more »

Coconut Chicken with Two Mango Salsas

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Summer is just around the corner and nothing says summer quite like light meals. I can only do so many salads before I'm craving something with substance. Normally I turn to my grill, but it has been raining like crazy around here lately, so I haven't been able to even do that. But what says light and summer like fruit? It's delicious and sweet, but often seen as more of a dessert than a main course. But could it be a main course? Absolutely! Enter Coconut Chicken with Two Mango Salsas. It's like child's food meets a grown-up taste palate. Why two mango salsas? Having lived in Sou... more »

Greece Update ( May 20 , 2015 ) - Creditor Talks updates , ELA update ( no haircut on collateral and additional ELA scope to be increased ) , Pensioners protest against austerity in Athens , Economic Data updates , IMF payments threatened by Greek Gov't representatives unless funds made available , political updates - and much more !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets..... Greece.... *Edward Hugh* @Edward_hugh · 1h1 hour ago The IMF's Greek Dilemma - my piece for Euro Daily http:// theeurodaily.com/business/the-imf-dilemma.html … *The Greek Analyst* ‏@GreekAnalyst 9m 9 minutes ago #*Greece* PM could face left-wing mutiny, reports @*HelenaSmithGDN* . (Live updates by @*graemewearden*) http://gu.com/p/493n2/stw#bl ock-555c6641e4b0c4f5ce819236 … *Graeme Wearden* ‏@graemewearden 40s 41 seconds ago Tensions rising in Athens: pensioners hold anti-austerity demo against healthcare cuts http://www.theguardian.com/business/live/ ... more »

Economic News and Views ( May 20 , 2015 ) Europe in focus ( Portugal sells 6 month bills at negative yield for the first time , UBS to plead guilty on Libor , Euro weakness today , ECB in a box over Greece and giving tips to hedgies ) ..... Asia focus - Japan GDP for Q1 surprises - but what lies ahead for Q2 , China deflationary woes - saved by pork , China back in front as largest holder of US treasury securities ) .... additional items of note !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets.... Broader Europe and Asia .... *Jonathan Ferro* @FerroTV · 48m48 minutes ago PORTUGAL SELLS 6-MONTH BILLS AT NEGATIVE YIELD FOR 1ST TIME Jonathan Ferro retweeted *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner · 1h1 hour ago Does George Soros know something we don't? Soros increases his S&P 500 put position. http://seekingalpha.com/article/319806 6-george-soros-increases-his-s-and-p-500-put-position … [image: Embedded image permalink] *Jonathan Ferro* @FerroTV · 4h4 hours ago Morning Note: 1. UBS to plead guilty on Libor. 2. Altice moves for Time Warner? 3. JPN GDP beats.... more »

Don't just say it once, say it twice

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
The Telegraph is no longer the newspaper it was. I've stopped buying it, preferring The Times. This sort of sloppy journalism may help to explain why. This article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11603878/Foreigners-applying-for-jobs-online-keeping-UK-wages-down.html begins thus: 'As official figures show that more EU migrants last year found work in the UK than Britons, the Bank of England suggests that foreign workers are keeping down wages because people are able to find employment online before arriving Foreign workers are keeping down wages because people are able to find ... more »

No Shit Sherlock - Foreigners applying for jobs online keeping UK wages down

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
The Telegraph reported http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11603878/Foreigners-applying-for-jobs-online-keeping-UK-wages-down.html ' Foreign workers are keeping down wages because people are able to find jobs online before arriving in the UK, the Bank of England has suggested, as official figures showed that more EU migrants last year found work in the UK than Britons.' No Shit Sherlock

Inconsequential, irrational, incorrect criticisms of PR, ER=EPR

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Insights by Papadodimas and Raju (PR) and those by Maldacena and Susskind (ER=EPR) have advanced our understanding of quantum gravity in the following way: We know that there is some Hilbert space of microstates, especially black hole microstates (or two black holes' microstates), for example from AdS/CFT. It may be described e.g. by using the energy eigenstate basis. This Hilbert space is fixed and our goal – they have started to fulfill – is to become masters of this Hilbert space. What does it mean? It means to be able to embed, localize, or identify operators (or even operator... more »

Camilla d'Errico - comic book artist - pop surrealist

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
I likes my photorealism, but I also likes my surrealism, Camilla d'Errico is an exponent of the former. Her cutesy big-eyed kids with fluffy animals seem haunted by a more grown-up threat. The threat of maybe growing up or being at the lethal end of a gun barrel. It's like the weight of the world rests upon these *enfants-fragile* shoulders *Italian-Canadian artist Camilla d’Errico fuses her love for manga, comic books, human emotions, and the beauty of her surroundings to create artwork and merchandise that captivates the senses and vividly paints the world.* [source EXAMINER] A... more »

Russia Blames The U.S. For Fermenting Unrest In Macedonia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg:* *Macedonia, the New U.S.-Russia Battlefield* *Macedonia is a poor, landlocked Balkan country of about 2 million. To the Kremlin, it's also the newest front in an ideological battle, with the U.S. fomenting regime change to counter Russia's influence. As is often the case, that view is correct to the extent that Russian interests are aligned with those of a corrupt authoritarian ruler.* *Here's what Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had to say last week:* *I cannot judge for sure, but it so happens objectively that these events in Macedonia are ... more »

Iraqi Sunni Leader Warns That Shiites In Anbar Will Result In A Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Bloomberg:* *Sunni Leader Warns Against Using Shiites to Retake Ramadi* *As Iraq's Shiite militias gather on the outskirts of Ramadi in preparation for battle, a key Sunni tribal leader and opponent of Islamic State is warning against the militias' participation. * *Sheikh Abdulrazzaq al-Dulaym said of the groups: "We warned of the popular organization entering Anbar and specifically Ramadi. If they enter now, it will cause a civil war." Speaking Monday at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, the sheikh said it was for Sunni Arabs in Iraq to take ... more »

White House: No U.S. Ground Troops To Assist Iraq In Retaking Ramadi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*CNN*: *U.S. special forces will not aid Iraqis fighting ISIS in Ramadi* *Washington (CNN)The White House says it is now actively looking at how to support an "Iraqi-led operation to retake Ramadi," including "accelerating the training and equipping of local tribes."* *President Barack Obama met with the National Security Council Tuesday after ISIS, also known as ISIL, seized the key Iraqi city this weekend.* *However, National Security Council spokesman Alistair Baskey said that "there is no formal strategy review" underway, rather that the U.S. is continuing its policy to "deg... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Deforestation

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

Empire of Bases

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
For IN the NOW with Anissa Naouai, The Resident asks Americans how they feel about their military having more than 600 bases spread throughout the world.

Who Hides Behind the Logos of Corporations?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *Spencer Cathcart wrote this short film about his views on the lie that we are forced to live as a result of the corruption in this world hidden behind logos of corporations. The post Who Hides Behind the Logos of Corporations? appeared first on Waking Times.

Continuing our 24/7 "Mad Men" coverage: "Mad Men" -- the Alternate Endings (with music cues)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Noah* All right. Enough of *Mad Men*. We spent more than enough time wondering how the show will end. Now we know. And, now we can be reminded that there’s more important stuff in the world, really. The true ending was fine. Whatever. But, I might have liked any or all of these possible endings (below) better. The man known to most as Don Draper very well may have *many* alternate lives, so why can’t the show that centers on him have many alternate endings? Here are 10. *1. In the very beginning of the last episode, Don crashes the race car* on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Bein... more »

China Releases Moon Footage Of ‘Extraterrestrials Bases’

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
China Releases Moon Footage Of... *di ETUpdates* http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ncgbs_china-releases-moon-footage-of-extraterrestrials-bases_news?start=20 Dr. Micheal Salla has indicated that there is a Military Industrial Extraterrestrial Complex or MIEC, and that Earth is being assimilated by an alien agenda which also operates on Earth’s Moon.The photo below is similar to many that I myself have seen. It appears that the Chinese who took the photo, have confirmed that aliens exist. The Chinese have probably been in contact with these aliens already. That would explain ... more »

How to Build a Fake Ancient City in Just 5 Years

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Warrior on a horse monument by night (Photo: Diego Delso/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0) *www.atlasobscura.com is a great travel blog... showcasing some the odder things on this planet... -AK* http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/skopje-macedonia-neoclassical-theme-park *How to Build a Fake Ancient City in Just 5 Years * by Rachel B. Doyle / 18 May 2015 (Photo: yeowatzup/Flickr) For the last five years, the Balkan nation of Macedonia has been involved in one of the more improbable public works projects around, filling the streets of its capital, Skopje, with gaudy, faux-antique statu... more »

The Time Has Come

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
https://www.facebook.com/shaani.in.english/posts/1595712384045432:0 *Hand rephrased in English, original was in French and awkwardly machine translated on Facebook. -AK* *Shaani - in english* *THE TIME HAS COME* *Message from a voice in another dimension* *"You Can Be skeptical, but learn to listen." * quotation of the Fifth Agreement Toltec *"Doubt everything and especially of what I am going to tell you." * Word of the Buddha *"Open your arms to change, but do not let fly your values" * quotation of the Dalai Lama *"Know How to listen to in a simple "pourquoi-pas ... who know... more »

The Arcturians: What the future holds for you and what life is for those who are ready to hear

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*I incorrectly attributed this channeling to Shaani, he informed me it was by Nout. Shaani just shared the channeling...hence my confusion. My apologies to both Shaani and Nout. -AK* https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1592858300962060&id=100007137167908&substory_index=0 *(translated from French)* *The Arcturians: What the future holds for you and what life is for those who are ready to hear* *as Channeled by Shaani Nout* Pipe No. 1 May 16, 2015 Greetings to all of you. We have been requested by our channel for gathering information that suit you at all, and cor... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “When Time Slows (Born Star)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “When Time Slows (Born Star)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogldA2Gxl3g

Ten days ago a massive Victory Parade was held in Moscow commemorating the 70-year anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany. You might not believe this, but the troops of 10 other nations took part in it, including the Chinese honor guard and a contingent of Grenadiers from India. Did the mainstream media tell you of the following spontaneously organized parade ...a half a million people marching through Moscow with portraits of their relatives who died in World War II? Did they tell you that similar processions took place in many cities throughout Russia, totaling around 4 million? Of course not, the mainstream media is the propaganda arm of the US government. When you look down at the mob in the second video, realize that this is a spontanious celebration, not a riot such as are breaking out all over the US as we speak. The despicable mainstream media would never tell you that...

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *America's Achilles' Heel * *By Dmitry Orlov* May 12, 2015 "Information Clearing House" - Last Saturday, to the Red Army and the erection of the Soviet flag atop the Reichstag in Berlin. There were a few unusual aspects to this parade, which I would like to point out, because they conflict with the western official propaganda narrative. First, it wasn't just Russian troops that marched in the parade: the troops of 10 other nations took part in it, including the Chinese honor guard and a contingent of Grenadiers from India. Dignitaries from these nati... more »

Quote of the day: On which side of the spectrum to find the god-awful

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
"If you hear some bad collectivistic notions, chances are that they came from [modern] liberals. But if you hear or read something outrageously, god-awfully collectivistic, you may be sure that the author is a conservative." - Isabel Paterson, author of *The God of the Machine* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation (Part 2)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation (Part 2)" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UWVgYrS_X0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Braided, serpentine filaments of glowing gas suggest this nebula's popular name, The Medusa Nebula. Also known as Abell 21, this Medusa is an old planetary nebula some 1,500 light-years away in the constellation Gemini. Like its mythological namesake, the nebula is associated with a dramatic transformation. *Click image for larger size.* The planetary nebula phase represents a final stage in the evolution of low mass stars like the sun, as they transform themselves from red giants to hot white dwarf stars and in the process shrug off their outer layers. Ultraviolet radiation from th... more »

Vinča Faces

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Vinča culture The Archons

"On Natural Diversity…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"On Natural Diversity…" by John (Fire) Lame Deer "Even animals of the same kind – two deer, two owls – will behave differently from each other. I have studied many plants. The leaves of one plant, on the same stem – none is exactly alike. On all the earth there is not one leaf that is exactly like another. The Great Spirit, Wakan Tanka, likes it that way. He only sketches out the path of life roughly for all the creatures on earth, shows them where to go, where to arrive at, but leaves them to find their own way to get there. He wants them to act independently according to their ow... more »

Chet Raymo, "Cosmic View"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
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*"Cosmic View"* by Chet Raymo "When writing about Philip and Phylis Morrison's "Powers of Ten" the other day I found I had made the following notation in the flyleaf, perhaps a dozen or more years ago: Britannica 32 volumes 1000 pages per vol 1200 words per page 5 letters/wd =200 million letters So, 200 million letters in the 32 volume set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Why was I making that estimate? I can think of several possibilities. Perhaps… *1.* I was making a comparison with the number of nucleotide pairs in the human DNA; that is, the number of st... more »

A Short History of NATO Fascism : Salazar, UNITA and Timor

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*Portuguese Prime Minister * *António de Oliveira Salazar GCSE, GCIC, GCTE, GColIH* *Ottawa Chronicle* *May 18th 1954* ACCENT ON ANGOLA from Spike EP on Vimeo. 373. ACCENT ON ANGOLA Cuba expert and member of the Venceremos Brigade, Kenneth Jones recently returned from trips to Cuba and Angola. Jones provides detailed information and insight into the history and current state of struggle by the government of Angola as it faces the U.S.-backed rebel forces and the American-supplied South African forces trying to overthrow the government. Interspersed with Jones comments are sections reco... more »

"The Only Consequence..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do." - John Ruskin

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