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*Both the President and the Caliph hate the global 9/11 truth and justice movement. They have also both warned their brainwashed subjects to stay away from "9/11 conspiracy theories."* The U.S. and Israeli governments are on the same side as ISIS in the global propaganda war against free thought, critical thinking, scientific facts, and real history. *Video Title: ISIS Furious About Conspiracy Theories and Truthers! Source: Corbett Report. Date Published: May 24, 2015. Description: * Did you know that ISIS has an official, sleek English-language propaganda magazine? And were you ...more »
I mentioned the other day my concerns about a series of BBC World Service reports, which began this Tuesday: And as for the BBC World Service's *Business Matters* and the opening episode of its "week of coverage from Israel and the Palestinian territories", entitled *Live from Gaza: Business Behind the Blockade*,... ...well, just allow me to quote you a bit from presenter Roger Hearing's introduction, which seems to me to achieve the status of being truly 'beyond parody': *"In this programme we're going to try and park the politics and look at how an economy under these circumstan...more »
*"High Flight"* "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew — And, while with silent lifting mind I have tr...more »
"Those who will may raise monuments of marble to perpetuate the fame of heroes. Those who will may build memorial halls to remind those who shall gather there in after times what manhood could do and dare for right, and what high examples of virtue and valor have gone before them. But let us make our offering to the ever-living soul. Let us build our benefactions in the ever-growing heart, that they shall live and rise and spread in blessing beyond our sight, beyond the ken of man and beyond the touch of time." - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Memorial Day 1884 ◆ Have a safe, and tho...more »
“You still think it's beautiful to die for your country. The first bombardment taught us better. When it comes to dying for country, it's better not to die at all.” - Paul Baumer, "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)
*"Remembering the Dead"* by Bill Bonner "Monday is the day set aside by the US federal government for us to remember our war dead. Here at the Diary of a Rogue Economist, we always do as we are told. So, today, we will turn our thoughts back to Vicksburg, Mississippi... which gave the country enough corpses to remember... and from where we've just returned. We were born south of the Mason-Dixon line. More importantly, we were born south of Pratt Street in Baltimore, giving us Southern tendencies from the start. Even as a child, we felt a sentimental attachment to the Old South an...more »
*“For the Fallen”* by Laurence Binyon "Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres. There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears. They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. They mingle not...more »
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/03/the-death-of-american-universities/ A reader sent me the article above. It really caught my eye because, some twenty yeas ago I was asked by the chairman of a board of university governors to become president of the university. I was reluctant because I had no wish to be an administrator. So he sat me down with three of his lawyers to explain the terms to me. I was astonished. The pay was scandalously high. Even better, if I turned out to be a stinker as a president and had to fired, I would still get that salary until retirement. And then I would...more »
------------------------------ *OpEdNews Op Eds 5/23/2015 at 17:42:49* BRICS trample US in South America *By Pepe Escobar (about the author)* Permalink Original Here Reprinted from RT Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (image by YouTube) License DMCAIt started in April with a rash of deals between Argentina and Russia during President Cristina Kirchner's visit to Moscow. And it continues with a $53 billion investment bang as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Brazil during the first stop of yet another Sout...more »
*CNN:* *'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash, wife killed in car crash* *(CNN)John Forbes Nash Jr., the famed mathematician and inspiration for the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife died in a car crash Saturday in New Jersey, according to state police.* *Nash, 86, and wife Alicia Nash, 82, were riding in a taxi near Monroe Township when the incident occurred, State Police Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams said.* *They were traveling southbound in the left lane when the taxi went out of control while trying to pass another car, Williams said.* *The car crashed into the gua...more »
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News:* *All for nothing? US vets who fought for Ramadi angry over fall to ISIS* *Iraqi War veteran Sgt. Ben Rangel remembers fighting to secure the city of Ramadi when he first arrived in Iraq for a tour of duty in 2004. He also recalls the bloodshed.* *Now, like other veterans who fought Iraqi insurgents for the capital city of Iraq's Anbar province, as well as the loved ones who died in fierce battles there, Rangel bristles at the sight of the ISIS flag-waving above the government complex. Many are wondering why their hard-fought ...more »
*Video - *Neville Goddard elaborates on how to discover the creative power within yourself and assert the supremacy of conscious intention. The post The Power of Conscious Intention in the Achievement of True Abundance appeared first on Waking Times.
"Give Me Liberty Or Keep Me Safe!" by William Astore "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin "Every school boy and girl knows the famous cry of Patrick Henry: "Give me liberty or give me death!" However imperfectly realized, enshrining and protecting personal liberties and freedoms was the core ideal of our American Revolution, and Henry became a martyr to the cause of greater liberty. Others heard his cry and rallied to advance his cause, to be vouchsafed by a new concord of likeminded ind...more »
*Washington Post*: *Defense Secretary Carter: Iraq’s forces showed ‘no will to fight’ Islamic State* *Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Iraqi forces "showed no will to fight" as the Islamic State militant group captured the city of Ramadi, and he rejected calls by Republican lawmakers to commit ground troops to the conflict.* *"What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight," Carter said in a CNN interview that aired Sunday. "They were not outnumbered. In fact, they vastly outnumbered the opposing force, and yet they failed to fight. They withd...more »
*Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast:* *Iraqis Now Blaming U.S. for Losing Ramadi to ISIS* *The Americans weren’t the ones who ran away as ISIS detonated its car bombs. But they were the ones who held back Iraqi reinforcements, Iraqi politicians and militia leaders say.The Iraqi army may have fled, as ISIS attacked the key city of Ramadi. But it’s the United States that’s now being blamed in Iraq—at least in some quarters—for losing the battle.On the streets of Baghdad, Iraqis said afterward that had Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sent Shiite militias to Ramadi sooner—and not acqu...more »
*Thomas Hampson as Germont at Covent Garden, 2009* *GERMONT*: No, you won't hear reproaches from me; let's bury the past in forgetfulness. The love that guided me can pardon everything. Come, see your loved ones in joy with me again; do not deny this joy to one who has suffered long. A father and a sister -- make haste to console them. No, you won't hear reproaches from me, *etc.* *ALFREDO*: A thousand serpents devour my breast! *GERMONT*: Are you listening to me? *ALFREDO*: No. *GERMONT*: A father and a sister -- make haste to console them. No, you won't hear reproaches from me, *etc.* *...more »
Akagi v. Synergy Group (2000) Inc., 2015 ONCA 368  The idea of appointing a receiver or monitor with investigative powers – and sometimes, with only those powers – has emerged in recent years. This Court has not previously been asked to consider whether, or in what circumstances, a s. 101 receiver may be empowered in this fashion. For the purposes of this appeal, it is not necessary that the contours of such an appointment be traced in a detailed manner. Suffice it to say that the idea of appointing a receiver to investigate into the affairs of a debtor is not itself unsound...more »
Beaver is taking a day off this week so that we may bring you the following: The mess we call the middle east. We see that Iran is now assisting in taking on ISIS in Iraq. That somewhat complicates matters as we have been no friend of Iran for the last 35 plus years. But digging deeper into all this we find that it's more a matter of Iran against Saudi Arabia. Iran is Shia while the Saudis are Sunnis. So it's a safe bet the Iranians were delighted when Bush invaded Iraq and threw out the Sunni government. But wait didn't we label Iran a terrorist country? We did right after they...more »
I do not like to see the military looking back at me when I am drinking in the street it makes me think that I'm a dink You see the military is great thing when the bad man comes around but I get tired of hearing that patriotic sound when its just voters their trying to tie down Germany and Japan its been sixty years is there any plan to let them just both be living what they consider free Call it what you will its just not normal despite the shill for anyone country to have troops in every land to be the one with the whip hand when the world just wants to spin and we are now smart eno...more »
A friend and fellow UPSE alumni, Gary, posted in our SE alumni ygroups, a crowd-sourcing of reform agenda for the next President in 2016. He asked us to suggest top three economic initiatives that we believe would be real game-changers for the country. They could be new reforms, or reversals of current policies. Can be outrageous as long as they're not just motherhood and apple pie statements (like "build more infrastructure"). Also explain the world view behind them and practical action agenda to make them happen. Gary started with his own three: i. Amend the Constitution to allo...more »
It just goes from bad to worse. First we hear about about massively disrespectful and insubordinate jeering that Julie Lalonde got from Officer Cadets (rank given to officer trainees) at RMC. Next we find that her received mistreatment and abuse continued on Twitter in the months after the event, including the belated apology letter from the Commandant. Further still, the 'disciplinary action'
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee - *The best thing you can do is find out what you’re interested in and read up on the subject. It may see the world in a different light. The post 7 Books That Will Change the Way You See the World appeared first on Waking Times.
This is so fucked up, it's hard to know where to begin. One rendition: A person waits 5 hours for treatment at a Canadian emergency department then is turned away with the words "we are not comfortable dealing with this situation." Or: A person is turned away from a hospital emergency department and told to go to a clinic in ANOTHER PROVINCE. Or: The Minister of Health looks into the situation and is satisfied that all protocols were followed. Here's the story as reported in the media. Here's the story as told by the woman herself, Courtney Cudmore, to As It Happens (at 9:50 ma...more »
I'm ba-a-a-a-ck. Well, sort of. Without going into specifics or gory details, I've had some fairly major surgery and just got home from the hospital yesterday. As soon as I feel well and clear-headed enough to get back to blogging, I will. Meanwhile, please use this space -- or, as Obama would say, climb your ladder of opportunity to a level playing field to share links, opinions, etc. My only request is that you please not discuss your own health issues or mine in this forum. There are plenty of other places on the Internet to do that. This is a politics/culture blog. That being s...more »
*Al Jazeera:* *Iraqi forces battle ISIL for control near Ramadi* *ISIL launches suicide attacks as Iraqi troops and allied forces prepare for drawn-out operation in Anbar province.Iraqi government forces backed by thousands of Shia militias have been sent to the Sunni heartland of Anbar province in a bid to counter the offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.Kareem al-Nouri, a spokesman for the Popular Mobilisation Forces, an umbrella organisation of Shia militiamen, told Al Jazeera it was "hard to predict the timetable" for the battle. * *WNU Edito...more »
*Elaborately Constructed Pile of Manure* Believe it or not, in some primitive cultures, elaborately constructed piles of manure are considered signs of wealth. Lots of these piles in a village mean the people are very wealthy. There is the same mentality/value system in the West's desperation to *publish elaborate lies* about what the cabal is doing in the Middle East. Let's be clear. From the very beginning of the West's relentless destruction of the Muslim countries and culture of the middle east, [since 1946?] the goal has been to divide and conquer all the countries into helple...more »
*no, really. They did that.* What the hell is wrong with these people?? I know. Silly question. From Gateway Pundit: A total of *71 individuals were arrested* in Cleveland Saturday night including 39 men, 16 women and some juveniles. The protesters took to the street after *Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo* was cleared of manslaughter charges in the shooting deaths of *Timothy Russell* and *Malissa Williams.*
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday... Memorial Day weekend in the United States (but not here in Canada) and again time for my weekly rant.. I do feel that I do need to apologize to all of my readers for my absence the last while and not posting as many articles as usual, but I do have a personal life and recently there has been increasing demands for myself in both my personal and business life... Therefore I have been forced to neglect this blog... But hey, it is my blog and I will post material when I can.... Yes, it is Memorial Day in the once great United States of America, and t...more »
Thomas Walkom points out an eyebrow raising series of action/inaction's by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that would make even the most jaundiced observer a little more yellow. Has the RCMP been showing at the very least paritisian colours or at the worst nothing less than treason?
*Martin Chulov, The Guardian:* *Amid the ruins of Syria, is Bashar al-Assad now finally facing the end?* *As Isis surges ahead and the Syrian regime teeters on the brink of collapse, our Middle East correspondent, winner of the 2015 Orwell prize for journalism, reports on the deadly struggle for dominance in the region* *One evening at the end of March, a Syrian rebel leader returned from a meeting across the border in Turkey and called an urgent gathering of his commanders. The five men turned up at their boss’s house in Idlib province expecting to receive the same pleas for pat...more »
*Daily Mail*: *ISIS slaughters 400 mostly women and children in ancient Syria city of Palmyra where hundreds of bodies line the street * ** State TV reporting victims are believed to be government loyalists* ** Follows execution of 300 pro-government soldiers in historic settlement * ** Jihadi fighters previously warned residents against sheltering troops* ** Black ISIS flag hoisted over an ancient citadel after taking over city* *Islamic State militants have executed at least 400 mostly women and children in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.* *Eye-witnesses have reported the streets ...more »
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson does an extremely complicated political dance for a bizarre set of fiddle players. He's a front man for the Mafia in Las Vegas, a key operator for the far right in Israeli domestic politics, a financier for right-wing Republicans willing to place Israel's interests above America's and he's Beijing's gambling czar in crime-infested Macau. It's his strange relationship with China that could earn him a well-deserved prison cell. (What about the his partner in crime, Miriam?) A judge in Las Vegas has ruled that a lawsuit involving accusations of graft and...more »
Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off Workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across about 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. *AP* BRIAN MELLEY The Associated Press Published: Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:00 p.m.Last Modified: Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:49 p.m. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked tho...more »
There was much to enjoy on this morning's *Broadcasting House...* ...Douglas Carswell v Steve Richards on the value of referendums, guest presenter Jonny Dymond correcting Mark Mardell's pronunciation of 'doyenne' (something I'm not sure MM entirely appreciated), Lionel Blair ruling himself out of the Labour leadership contest, an engaging piece on people with a penchant for pylons, a very interesting section on how people feel when they return to the place where their loved-one died, and Basil Brush on his romantic dalliance with Joanna Lumley... ...but, my goodness, that paper r...more »
[image: Tolec for the Andromeda Council] By American Kabuki This Tolec for the Andromeda Council video came in a YouTube email to me. I was magnetically drawn to it, I have been working more and more that way. I can't really define how I know something has useful information in it, but I sense it magnetically more and more. I get a lot of email and material sent my way and I only post what I feel is relevant to the current direction of the blog. This has been an open exploration journey of my own multidimensional awakening, which I share with a few million of my best friends. I...more »
Why on Earth would Free Planet want to suggest that a bronze-age shoulder decoration called the Mold Gold Cape that was found in Wales should have *ANYTHING TO DO WITH* Ancient Egyptian Burial Practices? *The Mold Cape is a solid sheet-gold object dating from about 1900–1600 BC in the European Bronze Age. It was found at Mold in Flintshire, Wales, in 1833. The cape is thought to have formed part of a ceremonial dress, perhaps with religious connections. It is housed at the British Museum in London.* [source WIKI] Wales is so out of place, geographically from north Africa i.e. Egyp...more »
Dear Liz, *Re: Leadership of the Labour Party* As I noted the other day, leadership contests are that rare occasion when MPs and ordinary members are frank about the personalities and policies at the top of the party. Some also over egg the pudding and go for outright abuse. I'm thinking mainly, this time around, about the people who are mostly Andy Burnham identifiers and think attacking you as the Conservative Party candidate for Labour leadership is a smart way for their man to win. It isn't, it's unfair, and it's clear from an acquaintance with your material that a Tory you're...more »
Well well well.... a busy week it would seem for those who are making the subject of "Terrorism" clearly seen for what it actually is. This morning I published a report by Colonel-General Igor Sergun, Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia. In this report (HERE) Sergun States: "It is no secret that it was at the instigation of Western ‘partners’ that since the 1980s, Islamic extremism was rapidly gaining momentum. To counter the Soviet troops in Afghanistan, there was heavy arming – with the funds from the United Stated...more »
*Washington Post*: *The bin Laden library the U.S. government doesn’t want you to see: The porn stash.* *Newly declassified documents from the compound in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 have revealed the late al-Qaeda leader's remarkable English-language library, including books by Noam Chomsky, Bob Woodward and even 9/11 conspiracy theorist David Ray Griffin.* *Yet the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which released the files on Wednesday, has not released all the material found in the compound. In fact, there's a rather notorious stash that the...more »
Diosdado Cabello, president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, is a leading target of U.S. investigations into alleged drug trafficking and money laundering by senior officials in the South American nation, a Justice Department official said. Mr. Cabello has denied wrongdoing. Photo: Marco Bello/Reuters *Venezuela*: *Venezuelan Officials Suspected of Turning Country into Global Cocaine Hub* *U.S. probe targets No. 2 official Diosdado Cabello, several others, on suspicion of drug trafficking and money laundering.* *U.S. prosecutors are investigating several high-ranking Venezuelan...more »
*Dem To Grads: ‘They Go To College for Free in Germany’* Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told Hartford Seminary graduates last week, “students ought to be able to go to college, they go to college for free in Germany.” “We believe that the students ought to be able to go to college, they go to college for free in Germany. They’re not bigger than us, they are not richer than us -how can they send their kids to school for free and we cannot?” Ellison said. According to the YouTube video posted by Hartford Seminary, which describes itself as a non-denominational graduate school for rel...more »
A cashier counts bolivars at money exchange in Caracas, Febreuary 24, 2015. Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins *IBTimes*: *Venezuela's Currency Sinks To Record Low On The Black Market* *Venezuela’s currency, the bolivar, hit fresh lows this week on the black market, breaking a new record at 400 bolivars to the dollar. The currency has been rapidly tumbling in recent weeks on the parallel market, which many analysts consider a strong indicator of where the currency stands in light of stringent government controls and a severe scarcity of U.S. dollars.* *The bolivar’s tumble broke the 40...more »
*Cannes festival film aimed at saving the planet* *Saving the planet gives you SUCH a warm feeling! But it's a feeling bought at the expense of critical thinking.The idea that something crushed for thousands of years beneath a great weight of glacial ice would remain pristine and unchanged despite such pressure is ludicrous on the face of it -- but that is the assumption underlying the work of the galoot celebrated below. He assumes that air bubbles trapped in glacial ice thousands of years ago have remained unchanged for all that time and that the ice cores used to e...more »
http://www.10tv.com Recently, Linda McQuaig asked a question which, so far, has stayed under the radar. Who, she asked, owns Stephen Harper? Mr. Harper has done his best to keep the answer to that question secret: In the 2002 Canadian Alliance leadership race, Harper disclosed some of his donors but kept secret 10 of the major ones. A list of donors to Harper's Conservative party leadership race two years later was at one point posted on the party's website but has since been removed. At the time of those races, it was legal for l...more »
*Video - *There are some surprising changes you might need to make in regards to which dairy and meats you buy if you want to eliminate GMOs from your diet. The post Surprising Changes You May Need to Make to Eliminate GMOs from Your Diet appeared first on Waking Times.
Tweets.... Greece.... *Yanis Varoufakis* @yanisvaroufakis · 2h2 hours ago The Truth About Riga http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/05/24/the -truth-about-riga/ … WordPress.com The truth about Riga It was the 24th of April. The Eurogroup meeting taking place that day in Latvia was of great importance to Greece. It was the last Eurogroup meeting prior to the deadline (30th April) that we had c... View on web *fred walton* @fredwalton216 53s 54 seconds ago fred walton retweeted Kathimerini English Check the numbers in poll against pension cuts and mass layoffs ! fred wa...more »
Right. So. Iran, Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, Ecuador, and now Russia.... all have officials making official statements that directly point to the US (and the UK and Coalition partners), as DIRECTLY being involved with ISIS and AlQaeda and "Islamist" terrorist networks, and/or CIA ops that are directly targeting legitimate governments. http://thesaker.is/the-head-of-the-gru-accuses-us-and-allies-of-creating-the-transnational-islamist-terrorist-network/ The Head of the GRU accuses US and allies of creating the transnational “Islamist” terrorist network *Dear friends,* *I...more »
*The federal Conservative Party says it **won’t participate in the traditional leaders’ debates **run by a consortium of broadcasters.........* They are however pushing for a number of “independently staged debates” where the format can “allow more time for one-on-one debate between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau”. Apparently the NDP and Greens have no place in their plans to control the debates, however the New Democrats said they have also accepted TVA’s and Maclean’s debate invites but there is no mention of the GPC in this article. Seems rather co...more »
*is this the Khumric lineage?*someone once said, "Language (and its fawning cohort in crime History) is re-written by the Conquerors." Such a bold statement has been substantiated more times than it's worth talking about, suffice to say that *Wales* might have been a 'capsule repository' for such an ancient language as Khumric in that it wasn't as 'successfully invaded' as the rest of Europe by successive BC Empires/Ideologies. In 55 B.C., Julius Caesar came to *Britain* and described the tribal people he found in a place now called The Vale of Glamorgan in Wales as dark-skinned an...more »
As Sunday morning sees paper review after paper review across the BBC, here's *ITBB*'s own selection from the Sunday papers. First, this from *The Sunday Times* in an article headlined, 'Toe the line or the tartan trolls will get you in Sturgeon’s state': Others, including the writer JK Rowling and the BBC journalists Nick Robinson and James Cook, have been relentlessly abused online by SNP supporters. One BBC Scotland journalist said: “The online abuse is one thing but the party’s behaviour is another. The SNP seems to complain about every single story, no matter how innocuous it...more »
“Fast Track” Violates the U.S. ConstitutionThis Is What Happens To Truth-Tellers in America Isn't it about time you figured out what your country is doing to you and your grandchildren? After all, it's only self defense. The National Endowment for Democracy was established in 1983. The official purpose is to promote democracy abroad. The real purpose was to create dissension in Soviet
I don't understand what is really happening at the LTO, DOTC and Sec. Jun Abaya. You bring your car for the mandatory annual registration, (a) No car stickers, (b) No car plate available, And if you get a driver's license (DL), (c) No DL available, only a temporary paper license, and you pay P473 for it. I covered my address, DL no., date of birth. When I asked one LTO officer when they will give that small laminated plastic DL, he said "*mga 3-4 months po sir, balik kayo*." *hayyy, dagdag abala naman yan pabalik ng LTO.* Here's a breakdown of the P473 payment. I asked them also ...more »
High pay and privileges is about the powerful helping themselves. Bosses deciding that they deserve more (pay & perks) for working hard, while asserting the rest of us must get less (employment rights; cash; pension rights) so we work harder. Adrian Beecroft, a venture capitalist who advised the previous Tory led coalition, recommended allowing employers to sack workers on a "no fault" basis.
Last night, about 200 million viewers in the world were watching the Eurovision Song Contest. This huge number sounds utterly incomprehensible to most Czechs. Last year, when a would-be transvestite Conchita Wurst won, the Czech TVs didn't air the contest at all. This year, people could watch it on an obscure Art Public TV channel, and 1% of the Czech population (100,000) did it. The contest is often semi-jokingly dubbed the most successful result of the European integration and unification. And various Czech journalists compare it to the summits of the European Union. It's boring, ...more »
* (*pictured above is Delfin LNG`s floating liquefaction ship*)* The Beginning of The end for Behemoth Land-Based LNG Export Plants(Petronas`s Achilles Heel, Finding Profit) *Written by Grant G* Hello people of British Columbia...... The USA can build LNG exports 40% cheaper than anything that can be built in British Columbia, ...Let me explain, before the fraccing shale gas boom the United States was gearing up for large volumes of imported LNG...Regasification plants were built in many locations in the USA...But before anyone could blink the fraccing revolution took place, .. Ame...more »
(The annual post-Oscar film roundup is a pre-blog tradition, but was greatly delayed this round. It comes in four parts. In addition to this section, there's The Oscars and the Year in Review, The Top Six and Noteworthy Films.) Interstellar: Director Christopher Nolan (who cowrote the film as usual with his brother Jonathan) can't be faulted for lacking ambition, but Interstellar falls further
Wikipedia *Robert Farley, National Interest: *5 BIG Decisions That Will Decide the U.S. Military's Fate *"The United States no longer has the luxury to make the procurement mistakes that it has enjoyed over the past two decades."Over the next decade, the United States has some enormous decisions to make about the future of its military establishment. The technological and resource advantages that the United States had enjoyed since the end of the Cold War are waning, narrowing the margin of error for the U.S. military.These decisions go beyond questions of military necessity...more »
(The annual post-Oscar film roundup is a pre-blog tradition, but was greatly delayed this round. It comes in four parts. In addition to this section, there's The Oscars and the Year in Review, The Top Six and The Rest (The Good, the Bad and the Godawful).) The Theory of Everything: This is a cut above for biopics, lifted by great performances from the two leads and an inherently sympathetic
(The annual post-Oscar film roundup is a pre-blog tradition, but was greatly delayed this round. It comes in four parts. Scroll down for the rest.) 2014 featured some excellent blockbusters, both serious and fun, but the prestige films were a much thinner crop than 2013. The line I found myself writing in review after review was I wanted to like it more than I did. That said, some 2014
(The annual post-Oscar film roundup is a pre-blog tradition, but was greatly delayed this round. It comes in four parts. In addition to this section, there's The Oscars and the Year in Review, Noteworthy Films and The Rest (The Good, the Bad and the Godawful).) Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): "I'm not an actor – I'm a movie star!" goes the classic line from My Favorite Year,
By Denis G. Rancourt [a] The human animal has an instinct to identify potential dangers and to warn others. It is a built-in survival mechanism of any animal that lives in a group. And it is a strong and constant activity, re-enforced by environmental stressors. This plays out on several time scales, from the immediate in the case of a potential physical assault, to the weekly in checking
*Photo*: General John F. Campbell. Wikipedia *Al Bawaba:* *Daesh actively recruiting in Afghanistan: US commander* *Daesh (ISIS) is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but it not operational there at present, AP has reported the commander of international forces in Afghanistan as saying.* *General John F. Campbell said that Taliban fighters in Aghanistan and Pakistan are being tempted to the group because of Daesh's sophisticated social media campaign. He also commented that Taliban fighters are frustrated at the lack of progress at overthrowing the government in Kabul.* *Daesh n...more »
*The Guardian:* NSA bulk phone records collection to end despite USA Freedom Act failure ** Administration has not applied to secret court for 90-day extension * USA Freedom Act fails in early hours after long Senate sessionEven as the Senate remains at an impasse over the future of US domestic surveillance powers, the National Security Agency will be legally unable to collect US phone records in bulk by the time Congress returns from its Memorial Day vacation.The administration, as suggested in a memo it sent Congress on Wednesday, declined to ask a secret surveillance court...more »
*The Jewish Daily Forward* recently published an incredibly revealing article discussing the immense influence and control over the American political process wealthy Jewish plutocrats, propagandists, and culture distorters have, particularly as it relates to the 2016 presidential race, a topic *highlighted and commented upon in this space on Thursday*. *The Forward* spotlights the top Jewish billionaires who financed and supported various political candidates and causes during the 2014 election cycle, and who they are likely to financially back for the 2016 presidential election. ...more »
Russian soldiers at Stalingrad. (Credit: German Federal Archives) *History.com:* *8 Legendary Battle Cries* *The prospect of combat is enough to leave even the bravest soldiers paralyzed with fear. That’s why armies have long mobilized their troops with battle cries and other military slogans. Some of these “war woops” were merely animalistic screams or yells designed to send a chill up the spines of the enemy, but others had political or religious significance that transcended the battlefield. Below, learn the stories behind eight of military history’s most intimidating rallying c...more »
*We Are The Mighty:** 5 key differences between Delta Force and SEAL Team 6* *SEAL Team 6, officially known as United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), and Delta Force, officially known as 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), are the most highly trained elite forces in the U.S. military.* *Both are Special Missions Units (SMU) under the control of the secretive Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), they perform various clandestine and highly classified missions around the world. Each unit can equally perform various types of opera...more »
Here is a continuation of my tweet exchanges with some PNP offices after I lost my wallet to bus theft/thieves four days ago. I noted in Part 1 that *"**I think the PNP national and regional offices are trying to be responsive to citizens' online reports and complaints."* I am happy that the three PNP offices were responding to my concern. I did not go back to Makati Central Police Station anymore. I think there is no need for a blotter report as these tweet exchanges are sufficient, they involve three PNP offices -- PNP national hotline, NCRPO and Makati Police. And as I stated ...more »
*The dueling pot covers, courtesy of* The Cannabist *(click to enlarge)* *"When American institutions as stolid as Time and National Geographic run cannabis on their covers, without the words 'crackdown' or 'out of control' or 'fear', the ground has truly shifted."* *-- Bruce Barcott, author of Weed the People: TheFuture of Legal Marijuana in America, in ane-mail to* The Cannabist *staffer Ricardo Baca* *by Ken* When I opened my mailbox today, there staring out at me was the new *National Geographic* with the cover you see above, and the giant cover line: "WEED: The New Science o...more »
A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria, in this U.S. Air Force handout photo taken early in the morning of September 23, 2014. (Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew) *Bloomberg*: *Obama Under Pressure to Send U.S. Target Spotters to Iraqi Front* *Islamic State’s seizure of Ramadi has revived a debate in the Obama administration about whether to send a limited number of U.S. military specialists to Iraqi battlefields to target airstrikes on the extremists.* *The group’s advances in the capital of Anbar provin...more »
*Damascus and Baghdad are feeling the heat from ISIS.* Ramadi didn't fall because of the terrorism and psychological warfare of ISIS. As the individuals describe in the videos below, it fell because of the betrayal and corruption of certain Iraqi commanders, tribal bigwigs, political leaders, and Sunni Sheikhs. They did everything in their power to sabotage the city's defenses and hand the keys to ISIS. The Gulf-funded media in Iraq also did a masterful job of laying the groundwork for ISIS's takeover of the city by pumping misinformation, lies, and fear into the heads of the city'...more »
*“5 Despicable Right-Wing Moments this Week You Might Not Have Heard About”* You'll never guess who's really to blame for ISIS' recruiting success. By Janet Allon *"1. Fox Newsian: American schools teaching multi-culturalism is why ISIS is so good at recruiting. *The only thing “Outnumbered” on Fox’s “Outnumbered” is sanity, which appears to have plain old vacated the building. On Thursday, co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy connected two seemingly unconnectable dots: American schools teaching and embracing diversity and the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s success at recruiting foreign fig...more »
*Arcturian Morning Message: It is the NOW * *as channeled by Susan Lie PhD* May 19, 2015 *It is the NOW for you to remember * - your full multidimensional expression of SELF - the mission you chose before this embodiment - you have the ability to visit your home world or your ship within your multidimensional consciousness whenever you wish Ignite your multidimensional memory! Download and listen to the message *It is the NOW * It is the NOW for ALL of you, our grounded ones, to BE your true Multidimensional SELF. We suggest that you document your experiences and share ...more »
*Decade After Katrina, Pointing Finger More Firmly at Army Corps ~Campbell Robertson, John Schwartz, NYT* *“Everything is 'Hurricane Katrina' — nobody thinks about the levees,” he said. “I don’t think this will change anything.” ~Rocco Tommaseo* * Homeowners along 17th Street Canal settle lawsuit with levee board ~Jeff Adelson, N.O. Advocate * *Sell them or redevelop them? Debate rages over HANO’s scattered sites ~Jaquetta White *
*When the* New York Times *asked "Jeff Gully" about his handiwork, he wanted to know how much he would be paid to comment.* *by Noah* Well, OK. I know. The republican base went wild a long time ago. They especially went wild when America elected a black man as its president. We all know where the vast majority of republicans stand on race. We've heard the "jokes" about whether the White House should still be called "the White House" and all that. Whether it's Rancid Paul saying he would not vote for Civil Rights legislation, Mittens Romney's veiled use of the KKK's "Keep America ...more »
Hitler at Nuremberg, November 1935. via Wikipedia *IBTimes*: *Osama bin Laden, George W Bush and Hitler: The biggest villains in history* *Hitler, Osama bin Laden, and George W Bush have been found to be among the top 10 biggest villains of history, a global study polling almost 7,000 students has found.* *While Hitler was the biggest villain, Albert Einstein was rated as most heroic. The full list can be seen at the end of this article.* *The students, from 37 countries including Argentina, Pakistan, South Korea, Italy, and the US, were asked to evaluate 40 figures and significan...more »
*"Your Radiation This Week"* by Bob Nichols (San Francisco) May 22, 2015 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it. *Listed in Counts per Minute, a Count is One Radioactive Decay Registered by the Instrument. Partial Counts are noted. Uncounted radiation would make the actual Count higher. *50 CPM is an alert lever.* *RADIATION CPM* CITY STATE* 435 CPM Concord, NH Gamma and Beta Radiation Combined. 333 CPM Boston, MA Partial Ra...more »
.....Yes, it's a heart-warming story. But it is not a front page, lead story in a serious newspaper. It is, however, a striking example of how the Irving press uses a newspaper to keep people's minds on triviality. A3 has the Brunswick News patting itself on the back for winning two national newspaper awards. One is the justly famous photo of Justin Bourque taken by Vicktor Pivovarov. There is no mention that the Irving press soon after this fired Pivovarov along with other photographers in order to save money and boost profits. James C. Irving, vice-president of Brunswick News, the...more »
They say he was a musician in his previous life before becoming one of the self-defense forces in eastern Ukraine protecting his people from attack by the Kiev junta armed, trained and directed by US-NATO He often spoke of peace between Ukrainian brothers he spoke of feeding the people offering social justice as a vision of a real nation and a better future Alexei Mozgovoi was killed today gunned down in an ambush by shooters who felt threatened by his peaceful words and directness as he pointed out the real enemies of the people the oligarchies that rule from both sides of the divide ...more »
*Peter Patrick Barreda - *The mandala is a visual lesson in the ungraspable totality of reality; its inherent variability is the unattainable truth of the Tao. The post The Mandala and the Tao: Imagining the Unimaginable appeared first on Waking Times.
I suspect that, like many a BBC type, you've probably all got those lovely illegal highs and lots of pink champagne out tonight and are gorging yourselves silly on the delights of the Eurovision Song Contest (and, for any real fans, Scott and David Brims are co-hosting a 'Eurovision live blog' over at *Biased BBC*), but... I'd just like to share a 'below the line' exchange at *The Commentator *which quite tickled my funny bone: *Edward Studor • 10 days ago* The BBC is institutionally biased. It is now impossible for the BBC NOT to be biased. Everyone who is employed there has to c...more »
*Business Insider:* *The most spectacular Russian military failures of all time* *There are some projects that the Kremlin would love us to forget.The Russian military has long been a bogeyman for the West, with Cold War memories lingering even after the fall of the Soviet Union.However, over the years Russia's fierce competition has produced a number of duds alongside its successes, as the country has scrambled to stay one step ahead of its geopolitical rivals.The following is a collection of some of the most ambitious military projects that resulted in spectacular failures...more »
*Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Studholme Lodge 1501), President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Marshall Stalin* *Yalta, February 1945* *"Don't you know who killed your father?" * [Elliot] Roosevelt -shocked- answered,* "No." * *"As soon as your father died, I asked my ambassador in Washington to go immediately to Georgia with a request to view the body. Your mother refused to permit the lid of the coffin to be opened so that my ambassador could see the body. I sent him there three times trying to impress upon your mother that it was very important for him to view the President's bod...more »
The Living Dead - 01 - On the Desperate Edge of Now from Spike EP on Vimeo. "The charges in the indictment that the defendants planned and waged aggressive war are charges of the utmost gravity. War is essentially an evil thing. Its consequences are not confined to the belligerent states alone, but affect the whole world. To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” *- Chief Justice Robert H. Jackson, *...more »
Breaking: Indigenous Delegates tell Royal Dutch Shell AGM-Extreme Energy Development is a Risk for Investment and the Planet May 21, 2013 at 2:44pm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Extreme Energy development is a risk for investment and the planet, Indigenous delegates tell Royal Dutch Shell shareholders in The Hague, Netherlands Tuesday
------------------------------ *Memorial Day Is A Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ May 21, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Memorial Day Is A Hoax Paul Craig Roberts Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view. He said that our soldiers died for the profits of the bankers, Wall Street, Standard Oil, and the United Fruit Company. Here is an excerpt f...more »
“Black Hawk Down” (2001) *We Are The Mighty*:* The 32 best military movie quotes of all-time* Hollywood is known for riddling military movies with technical errors, but from “Full Metal Jacket” to “Stripes,” the movie industry gets it right with plenty of quotable military movies. Here are WATM’s picks for 32 of the best ever: *WNU Editor:* OK ... Shakespeare it is not .... but each line is a classic. As to those who want to read Shakespeare's quotes about war, *go here*.
From the Annual General Meeting of Shell in the Netherlands James at Platform London reports: Friday, May 22, 2015 James at Platform London reports that Mae Hank and Faith Gemmill of REDOIL, with the assistance of Suzanne Dhaliwal of UK Tar Sands Network, came from Alaska to speak directly to the Board of their fears of the impacts of Shell’s plans on the livelihoods of their
*Meme -* Problems and pain along the spine can give some insight into other ailments and diseases in the body, which may be otherwise undetectable. The post Here’s What Your Spine May be Telling You About Your Health appeared first on Waking Times.
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 several locations this summer. Here is the current schedule. *May-June* Thursday, May 28th. *Ann Arbor, MI*: 7:30 p.m.: 404 Mark Hannah Pl. 48103 Information: email@example.com Friday, May 29th. *Detroit, MI*: Evening event. Details TBA. Saturday, May 30th. *London, Ontario*. Lunch event. Details TBA. Sunday, June 1st. *Toronto, Ontario.* 5 p.m. The Isla...more »
BBC News journalist, Steph Hegarty, who fly back to Ireland to vote in the gay marriage referendum, is even happier than Fergal, bless her: Love wins out #Ireland 💚 — Steph Hegarty (@stephhegarty) May 23, 2015
The SR-72 will travel at six times the speed of sound—the fastest military jet ever made—and fly as high as 80,000 feet. *Popular Science: **Inside America's Next Spyplane* *A secret, hypersonic replacement for the legendary SR-71 promises to transform military aviation.Born in the spy-vs.-spy cauldron of the Cold War, the iconic SR-71 “Blackbird” remains the fastest air-breathing military aircraft the world has known. It flew so high and so fast that enemy defenses were powerless to intercept it. Eventually, satellite technology and advanced radar eroded its advantage. In 1998...more »
Everyone in Washington knows that Chuck Schumer is one of the shadiest and most corrupt Members of the Senate, right up there with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Whip and member of both the Budget and Finance Committees John Cornyn. Cornyn is best known as a whore for Big Oil, which has given him $2,876,106 for services rendered since being elected to Congress. The financial sector (Wall Street) has given Cornyn far more-- $7,940,416 since he was first elected in 2002. They've been even more generous-- or strategic-- with McConnell, who's been buttered up with $11,4...more »
From *The Atlantic: * From the axe, which originated in 1,000,000 B.C., to today's killer drones, mankind's use of weapons has been varied and incredibly inventive. Weapons have changed history and aided in the rise and fall of civilizations. For example, gunpowder, a Chinese invention, led to the development of cannons and guns—revolutionizing warfare in the Middle Ages and beyond. Much of the research for this video came from the book *A History of the World in 100 Weapons*.
China tests its first carrier battle group in the South China Sea in January 2014. (Photo/CNS) *Michael Auslin, The Commentator:* *Three ways China and the U.S. could go to war* *Beijing and Washington are each laying down redlines in the South China Sea, making the upholding of their claims a priority. In this, they are maneuvering themselves into a potential conflict. There are three real-world scenarios under which it could happen.After years of being a focus of interest for specialists, the South China Sea is now getting major attentionfrom the media. The latest is a ...more »
‘Shell No!’ Paddle to Seattle Indigenous Activists Reach Westminster Shell Investor Meeting Thursday May 21st, 2015 From www.platformlondon.org LONDON and NETHERLANDS -- Today, under the shadow of Big Ben, a delegation of indigenous women was joined by campaigners to protest Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic. Mae Hank and Faith Gemmill-Fredson travelled to Shell’s Annual General
http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.it/2015/05/questions-and-answers-with-arcturians.html SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015 Questions and Answers with the Arcturians *Dear Arcturians,* Can you please tell me about this “cold and sore throat?” Am I having an initiation, or have just not taken good enough care of my self? *A—There is a “sound” around and within you. Do you feel it Suzille?* S—Right now I mostly hear it, but it is very loud. I have always heard this buzzing noise when I am quiet, but right now it is louder than ever. In fact, I have the impression that it is trying to say somethin...more »
Happy Saturday everyone!! Here is the Archive Video of Wednesday nights Transpicuous News Midweek Report, along with all of the usual links to the various stories covered during the show. d Links for May 20th 2015 texax bill against un agenda 21 http://conservativetribune.com/texas-major-news-un/ http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/billtext/html/SB00445I.htm http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=84R&Bill=SB445 Report: Foreign Countries Altering Weather Data to Show Warming http://www.newsmax.com/SciTech/climate-data-changed-reflect/2015/05/19/id/64...more »
This morning's *Today *led with the *Guardian*'s lead story (or non story) about the Bank of England sending a memo by mistake to a *Graun* journalist saying they are looking into the possible financial consequences of a Brexit from the EU. Except for a Labour MP who was trying (and failing) to score some political point or other, neither the programme's guests or their own reporter appeared to think it amounted to very much. And yet they still ran with it. They also ran with the* Independent*'s lead story about "the secret CCTV switch-off", though the two media outlets took a c...more »
You know, add this Zerohedge article below, to the article where the Pope tells little school children that War is caused by Arms Dealers and that they don't love little children..... yet the Vatican owns the largest "Arms Dealer" Corporation in the world.... (and seemingly love little children WAY too much).... Vatican Bank is the main shareholder in ‘Pietro Beretta’ arms ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2012INTERESTING NEWS Perhaps few people know that Pietro Beretta arms factory Ltd. (the largest arms industry in the world) and is controlled by the Holding SpA Beretta and the majority shar...more »
A Navy jet over the South China Sea. China says the flights violate its territorial sovereignty. Credit U.S.Navy *New York Times:* *U.S. Flies Over a Chinese Project at Sea, and Beijing Objects* *WASHINGTON — The United States and China on Friday escalated their dispute over contested territory in the South China Sea, after the Chinese repeatedly ordered an American military surveillance plane to abandon flights over areas where China has been building artificial islands.* *The continued American surveillance flights in areas where China is creating new islands in the South Chin...more »
Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad, April 17, 2015. Iraqi security forces fought Islamic State militants at the gates of the western city of Ramadi on Friday, and local authorities warned it was in danger of falling unless reinforcements arrived soon. REUTERS/Stringer *USA Today:* *Iraqi forces fled Ramadi without a fight* *WASHINGTON — Iraqi security forces fled Ramadi without putting up a fight, despite holding as much as a 10-to-1 advantage over Islamic State militants, according to two senior U.S. defense offi...more »
Indigenous resistance accelerates, regardless of media collapse in Indian country While the US government was spinning lies before the UN Human Rights Council, the Obama administration was approving drilling in the Arctic. While paid stay-at-home plagiarizers dominate the news industry, Indigenous Peoples on the frontlines are telling their own stories, writing their own breaking
*Daily Mail/AP*: *Gun battle on Mexican ranch leaves at least 42 cartel members dead in THREE HOUR bloody siege against federal troops * * * Forty-two suspected drug gang gunmen and one officer killed at Rancho del Sol in Michoacan state * * * Authorities would not name gang involved, though area next to Jalisco state dominated by New Generation* * * Police helicopter called in for deadly battle, after which authorities found a grenade launcher that had been fired and dozens of other high-powered cartel weapons * *At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fi...more »
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber flies over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria against ISIL targets September 27, 2014. REUTERS/Handout *New York Times editorial:* *The Escalation of Unauthorized Wars * *It seems like ages ago now. But it’s worth remembering how America’s latest war in the Middle East began.In early August, shortly after militants from the Islamic State had taken over Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, President Obama authorized a volley of airstrikes. The goal then was to save Yazidis, an ethnic minority, who were being slaughte...more »
*WNU Editor: *I have posted (in its entirety) the following analysis/commentary by reader Mlacix on the fall of Tadmur (Palmadya/Palmyra). *Mlacix:* Whatever the US strategy against IS we will never know it, or at least we cannot be sure that what we know is true or not, but we can try to foresee the tendencies to see our expectations meet with the upcoming events. I’m not a fan of US military strategies, because they mixed with politics way too much for my taste. But I need to agree that the war against IS is going well. US just want to let others fight this war. Most of them got...more »
Fergal Keane is clearly moved by the 'Yes' vote in the Irish gay marriage referendum, bless him: #MarRef In Ukraine watching my country change.A Republic saying it cherishes all its children equally as our founders promised — Fergal Keane (@fergalkeane47) May 23, 2015
I was interviewed for this article by Jacob Siegel "U.S. May Cooperate With Iran-Backed Militias" for the Daily Beast. I was quoted in “After ISIS Executes Hundreds In Ramadi, Shiite Militias, Sunni Tribesmen Join The Battle For Anbar,” by Alessandria Masi for the International Business Times.
Thursday, Congressman Ted Lieu posed an interesting question on Twitter: "What happens if the Patriot Act expires?" He wasn't trying to panic anyone; he was trying to reassure everyone: "Americans start getting our Fourth Amendment rights back." Utah Tea Party radical Mike Lee is leading the fight in the Senate to reform that horribly flawed legislation so hated by Americans of all political flavors. The law expires on Memorial Day, which will force the NSA-- if they follow the law (a ridiculous assumption)-- to stop its unconstitutional bulk spying on American citizens, which b...more »
*Bas News*: *US Official: Iran is Fighting Alongside ISF and Shi’ite Militia in Baiji* *Small number of Iranian troops operating artillery in battle for refineryAssociated Press is reporting that two anonymous US defence officials have said that Iran has a small number of troops supporting Iraqi security forces, the police and Hashd al Shaabi militias in the battle to retake control of the Baiji oil refinery.One of the officials said that the Iranians are operating artillery and heavy weapons, such as 122mm rocket systems, and surveillance drones.The US official line is that ...more »
*The rainy season is here! Rain every day expected for the coming week. * Too rainy to blog. Enjoy some links. - Japan Times editorial says US should stay out of Taiwan election. Meanwhile the US hilariously announces that it does not take sides in Taiwan elections. Nope, it would never call up the Financial Times and anonymously hack on a presidential candidate in Taiwan, to elect a party that despises it and loves China. - Alliance targeting KMT emerges. Again. - MOEA wants to expand coal power in Taiwan. There's already a big natural gas plant in Datan t...more »
*David Kilcullen, The Australian:* *How to defeat Islamic State* *The US-led coalition’s campaign clearly isn’t working in its present form. Here’s what needs to change.* *Early last month, Iraqi troops, Shia militias and a Sunni tribal force recaptured Tikrit, returning Saddam Hussein’s birthplace to government control for the first time since January last year. Kurdish forces stabilised their front west of Irbil, and positional warfare — patrolling, trench raids, artillery duels and occasional assaults across static battle lines — developed in the country’s north.* *Coalition...more »
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Business Insider*: *These maps show what ISIS has achieved in the last year* *This week's advances by the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) in Iraq and Syria are some of the most successful campaigns for the extremist group since it rampaged into Iraq last summer.* *A year ago, violent ISIS militants were attempting to expand their caliphate in Iraq and Syria and preparing to overtake Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul.* *Within the last week, ISIS gained significant territory in Anbar, Iraq's largest province, including the provincial ca...more »
What a terrible shame that as soon as one is associated with “the unconscionable” one becomes unconscionable too. From then on everything one may say is tainted, nullified, disbelieved, ridiculed, branded devillish and rendered void. Thus describes the hopelessness of defending Israel at the present time. H/T Elder of Ziyon Col. Richard Kemp has been the subject of sustained assaults and had his words wilfully distorted and falsified by particularly virulent anti-Israel networks, has been the subject of demonstrations in universities that have sought to silence him. He has been pub...more »
Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters *Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast:** Where ISIS Gets Its Bombs* *How does the so-called Islamic State get new recruits and supplies from abroad? With amazing ease. An eyewitness report.* *AKCAKALE, Turkey — Within sight of an unoccupied watchtower, and a couple of hundred meters from the border gate at Akcakale on the Syrian-Turkish border, two small girls are skipping on stacks of piping ready for shipment to the town of Tel Abyad, now controlled by the Islamic State, or ISIS, across what the Turks claim is a locked-down frontier.* *It is the weekend and so in...more »
US Special Troops Battalion (Reuters / Peter Andrews) *Kimberly Dozier*: *Special Ops to Obama: Let Us Fight ISIS, Already* *They’re supposed to be at the forefront of the battle against ISIS. But U.S. special operators say the Obama administration’s restrictive rules of war are harming their mission.* *TAMPA, Florida — Fighting simmering frustration in their ranks over ISIS advances in Iraq and Syria, top U.S. special operations commanders say they are building forces for a multi-generational fight—not a war that will be won in the next few years.* *“We recognize this is a long...more »
*REBUILDING OR RELOADING? Are Saints Still Elite? ~Barry Hirstius* *Court monitor describes why NOPD supervisors aren’t overseeing officers properly ~Charles Maldonado, The Lens* *Coast Guard: Fire on gulf oil platform; 28 evacuated ~WDSU* *Corps holding area meetings on deepening Mississippi River ship channel ~N.O. Advocate * *Review: The Wolfpack ~Gambit* *Louisiana Eats: Greece On The Bayou ~Poppy Tooker, WWNO* *Trumpet Black 2nd Line today ~WWOZ*
Tweets...... Greece...... *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 27m27 minutes ago Neither Grexit nor a dual currency will solve Greece’s problems http:// dlvr.it/9xDHm5 *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 2h2 hours ago Hotel contracts with a ‘Greek default clause’ http://dlvr.it/9x9f3s *Kathimerini English *@ekathimerini · 2h2 hours ago Listed firms have whisked away most of their cash reserves http:// dlvr.it/9x9cb1 View translation MineForNothing retweeted *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner · 31m31 minutes ago #Greece Euro exit is matter of time, fmr Fed...more »
While Washington waxes poetic about the need to more forcefully confront ISIS and destroy its military and terrorist infrastructure, the actual policies it has pursued are designed to achieve just the opposite. *May 23, 2015* (Eric Draitser - NEO) - The Western media has been consumed in recent days with the news that Islamic State militants have captured the strategically critical city of Ramadi in Iraq. The narrative is one of incompetence on the part of Iraqi military forces who, the corporate media tells us, are simply either ineffectual or hopelessly corrupt. Some analysts and ...more »
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/05/stevia-hailed-as-anti-fertility-agent.html Friday, May 22, 2015 Sweetener Stevia Was Once Hailed As An Anti-Fertility Agent for Population Reduction By TSM Maybe it's not so sweet now... If you've thought stevia, the natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweetners with aspartame, et al., is too good to be true, there may be a catch. Check out this textbook written in 1970 by Paul and Anne Ehrlich, the precursor to the textbook Ecoscience they wrote with Obama Science Czar John P. Holdren seven years later. The book advocates all manner o...more »
*A tribute to British education* *The kids know nothing these days* It's a disappointing collection of results, to say the least. A new survey, published today, has shone a great beaming light on British stupidity when it comes to geography, historical and cultural monuments and national landmarks. The findings, put together by Mercure Hotels, establish that a third of Brits (35 per cent) couldn't pick London's Marble Arch out of a line-up, instead mistaking it for Paris' Arc de Triomph. It gets worse. A quarter (23 per cent) think the Lake District's Derwent Water is in New ...more »
*That good ol' Antarctic peninsula again* *These guys below are remarkably incurious. They see the sudden change in parts of the Antarctic peninsula but are sure they have a magic decoder ring that tells then what causes the change -- global warming, of course. But how come the change is so sudden and so recent? And how come it has happened during a period when there has been NO global warming? Their explanations linking it to global warming are obviously just desperate stabs in the darkAnd the real cause is known anyhow. There have been several recent reports of subsurf...more »
The May Tax-Cast from the Tax Justice Network is just out. Highlights include tax transparency from politicians in Pakistan and around the world, as well as an analysis of the recent UK general election.
*Wes Annac* - Everything gets easier when we realize that we aren’t on this journey alone, and we have the intuitive assistance of the higher self. The post Stay Strong, World Changers appeared first on Waking Times.
http://www.canada.com/ On Tuesday, the RCMP announced that it had arrested ten young Montrealers who were off to join the jihadist hordes in the Middle East. And, almost immediately, Stephen Harper flew to Quebec to remind *nous autres* that his government was tough on jihadists. Interestingly enough, almost as soon as the Mounties arrested the youngsters, they let the kids go. Which raises the question, is there a political alliance between the RCMP and the Conservative government? Tom Walkom asks his readers to consider some re...more »
*Video - *90% of GMOs in North America are sprayed with glyphosate, a herbicide that should have remained a pipe and boiler cleaner, states former pro-GMO Scientist. The post Former Pro-GMO Scientist Reveals Secrets of Years of Research appeared first on Waking Times.
By anh-usa on December 23, 2014 GMO News Why? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food. For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched biology and technology, over the years publishing *over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles*. In recent years she has concentrated on the relationship between nutrition and health, tackling such topics as Alzheimer’s, autism, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health. At a conference last Thursday,...more »
[image: The Free Thought Project] *PhD Scientist and Biochemist Reveals Hidden CDC Documents Showing Thimerosal In Vaccines Increase Neurologic Disorders.* By Matt Agorist on February 25, 2014 The CDC has been shunning the correlations between thimerosal and neurological disorders for a very long time. Although the FDA gave a two year deadline to remove the mercury based preservative from vaccines after the neurotoxin was banned in 1999, it still remains to this day in 60 percent of flu vaccines. A vaccine industry watchdog has now obtained CDC documents that show statistically si...more »
While the lead up to tenure is often terrifyingly stressful, even attaining that goal is a bit daunting as it raises the question, “Now what?” I suppose on some level one can then set one’s sights on the next thing, Full Professor, but that obviously doesn’t have the same significance in terms of career and […]
Greece remains one of the main topics that markets are thinking about. Its finance minister Varoufakis promised a default on June 5th (€303 million from a 2010 IMF loan) if additional billions of euros aren't poured over the Greek black hole before that day; to feed his corrupt parasitic voters with other people's money will always be more important for him than to fulfill basic international obligations of his country. He may be bluffing, he may be serious, we can't be sure. It sounds insane that Greece would be the first country in the world's history that would default to the IMF...more »
* This is my article yesterday in BWorld. *THERE ARE MANY claims and complaints that (a) the health condition of Filipinos is “deteriorating” because of rising inequality, and (b) because government health spending is not big enough. Thus, the goal of universal health care (UHC) for Filipinos will remain an illusion. * Are these statements true and correct? Two charts below will provide some answers to these questions above. LIFE EXPECTANCY If people evade or survive various infectious diseases, if they can deal more effectively with non-infectious diseases, then they can live long...more »
I honestly did have another post in mind for the evening here and I will get to that shortly but what I had in mind was a bit more time sensitive and speaks to an issue I feel strongly about. While I initially fumed silently about the childish nonsense surrounding a recently elected Albertan politician I can't stay silent any longer. I am of course referring to recently elected NDP MLA Deborah Drever and the number of questionable, ridiculous and downright inappropriate social media posts that have come to light since election day. From fingering our flag to marijuana t-shirts to ...more »
I've been 'around' for a few years now, pursuing the shifting goal of a sharable home-made surfers resource site focused on ease of use and variety of mostly adult ( whoa : I didn't say prurient ) content.