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Thursday, May 28, 2015

28 May - Blogs I'm Following

10:37pm MDST

Mohawk Nation News 'Planet of the Clans'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 27 minutes ago
PLANET OF THE CLANS Posted on May 27, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. May 27, 2015. The clan system will lead to the peace. Women’s power is natural. Their role emulates the earth from whom we get our life and energy. Women’s power was ignored by the invaders to cut our natural tie to the land and to steal it. Artificial clans were created known as political parties. Men

Kill more, kill more now

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 35 minutes ago
Tactical nuclear weapon

If Canada bought the best fighter instead of the most politically correct one

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 54 minutes ago
When compared to American F-22 or F-35 5G fighter jets, Sukhoi PAK-FA (T-50) is going to “outperform them in all technical aspects,” the commander of the Russian Air Forces, Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev said on Thursday. The Americans would probably save a trillion dollars if they just licensed this plane from Russia and built and American version instead of the F35.

BWorld 4, Public Transport, Colorum Vans and MAPSA

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 hour ago
* This is my article today in BusinessWorld Weekender. --------- *METRO MANILA keeps expanding, in terms of rising volume and number of vehicles, malls, shops, residential and office buildings, schools and universities. Public transportation is a big problem both for people who live in the metropolis and those who live in the neighboring provinces.* While there are thousands of buses and three MRT/LRT train network existing and more are being planned, plus the proposed introduction of the bus rapid transport (BRT), they are not sufficient. And even assuming for the sake of argument... more »

Govener Bobby Jindal Should be Real Proud

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
The leading distinctive death in Louisiana is Syphilis. What is it still the 18th century there? Bobby Jindal the poster boy of Conservative failure.

Peace is the Imperative

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
Ron Dellums is one of my all-time favorite political leaders. After I joined the Air Force in 1971 I was sent to Travis AFB in California after my training was complete. There was a race riot on the base as black troops grew weary of the institutional racism inside the military. Then Congressman Dellums held hearings on our base to help support the black GI's and I closely followed his career after that. He was a long-time critic of the Pentagon budget while in the House of Representatives.

The Corporate-Government Alliance Illusion

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
A debate emerges between noted journalists Bob Scheer and Chris Hedges on whether the state can reform its own surveillance practices and whether it can be held accountable by appealing to constitutional principles.

Corbett Report: Exposing the Dark Agenda Behind the "Resource-Based Economy"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Title: Exposing the Dark Agenda Behind the "Resource-Based Economy." Source: Corbett Report. Date Published: May 28, 2015. Description:* SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1046-patrick-wood-exposes-the-technocracy-agenda/ 24/7 surveillance. Smart grid controls. Carbon rationing. Today we talk to "Technocracy Rising" author Patrick Wood about the hidden history of technocracy, the dark plan for a resource-based economy that is being pushed by the Trilateral Commission, the UN, and other globalist institutions in order to bring about a completely managed, c... more »

Sleepy??

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago

Is the $6,000 cat apartment enough to ring down the curtain on soccer once and for all?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*This is No. 3 of Alexandra Petri's "Thoughts on the ex-FIFA exec's $6,000 cat apartment, in no particular order," but I really think we need to get a ruling on it. Isn't the subject supposed to be unruly cats? (See below.)* *by Ken* I admit I haven't been paying as close attention as I should have to the scandal of these FIFA bigwigs who've been indicted -- not for being FIFA bigwigs but for being, you know, crooks. I thought it was by now sufficiently well established that FIFA, the international soccer governing board, is itself primarily, if not entirely, a criminal enterprise.... more »

The Beauty and Grace of Acro Yoga

WTStaff at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Video - *With AcroYoga, you and your partner will both gain the benefits of yoga at the same time. This exciting way of doing yoga is becoming more and more popular today. The post The Beauty and Grace of Acro Yoga appeared first on Waking Times.

French Pink

risa bear at A Way to Live - 3 hours ago
There are two climbing roses by her gate, one to each side, with velvet blooms, small, but heavily scented, suitable for soaps, salves and potpourri. They blossom out together, several hundred, perhaps a thousand whorls French pink, shading to cream, the haunt of matching shy arachnids. How tall they'd grow she doesn't know, having twined an arch of willow whips atop her gate, to bind them to. In her middle years, her family took this place and named it for the stony creek, dry in summer, rolling through between their house and garden. A storm year came; that garden up and vanished dow... more »

Sri Lanka’s Newly Elected President Bans Monsanto’s Glyphosate

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - A spike in chronic kidney disease has prompted Sri Lanka to ban Roundup. The post Sri Lanka’s Newly Elected President Bans Monsanto’s Glyphosate appeared first on Waking Times.

Divide and Rule

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
- Tonight was the Maine Veterans for Peace (VFP) monthly meeting in Portland. Regis Tremblay, Peter Woodruff and I were making the 45-minute trip to the meeting but half way there the traffic came to a dead stop. Some emergency vehicles worked their way through the miles of two-lane jumble on I-295. We sat still for about an hour and crawled a bit now and then. After 90-minutes of waiting the traffic opened up but we turned around and came back home. By the time we would have reached Portland the meeting would have been more than half over. - Whi... more »

Has Consciousness Evolved?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Richard Smoley* - Is it really true that human consciousness is evolving? The post Has Consciousness Evolved? appeared first on Waking Times.

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlIrYXR1knA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“How many arches can you count in the below image? If you count both spans of the Double Arch in the Arches National Park in Utah, USA, then two. But since the above image was taken during a clear dark night, it caught a photogenic third arch far in the distance- that of the overreaching Milky Way Galaxy. Because we are situated in the midst of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, the band of the central disk appears all around us. *Click image for larger size.* The sandstone arches of the Double Arch were formed from the erosion of falling water. The larger arch rises over 30 meters above th... more »

Chet Raymo, "Silk Dawn"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Silk Dawn"* by Chet Raymo "A magical morning. Warm and still. The hillside is cloaked in a fine, soft mist that will burn away by ten. I walk down the drive to open the gate. The field is carpeted with silk. Silk made visible by dew. (Click to enlarge.) The spiders were there all along, of course. Their webs too. Everyday as I walked through the grass, they were there, unseen. Unknowingly, I crushed them with my footfalls. A field full of snares, each silken net flung across the grass, each net with its tunnel lair where the predator waits, patiently, for dinner. And now they ar... more »

“Humans and Energy”; "Combating Emotional Vampires"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Paulo Coelho, “Humans and Energy” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-1hOCiwHNA&html5=1 ◆ *"Combating Emotional Vampires"* by Dr. Judith Orloff "Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves: Who gives us energy? Who saps it? It's important to be surrounded by supportive, heart-centered people who make us feel safe and secure. It's equally important to pinpoint the emotional vampires, who, whether they intend to or not, leech our energy. To protect your sensitivity, it's imperative to name and combat these emotional vampires. They're eve... more »

The Poet: TS Eliot, “The Hollow Men”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Hollow Men”* by TS Eliot “We are the hollow men. We are the stuffed men Leaning together, Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass, Or rats' feet over broken glass In our dry cellar. Shape without form, shade without color, Paralyzed force, gesture without motion; Those who have crossed With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom Remember us - if at all - not as lost Violent souls, but only As the hollow men, The stuffed men. II Eyes I dare not meet in dreams In death's dream kingdom... These do n... more »

"For This Is What We Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“For this is what we do. Put one foot forward and then the other. Lift our eyes to the snarl and smile of the world once more. Think. Act. Feel. Add our little consequence to the tides of good and evil that flood and drain the world. Drag our shadowed crosses into the hope of another night. Push our brave hearts into the promise of a new day. With love: the passionate search for truth other than our own. With longing: the pure, ineffable yearning to be saved. For so long as fate keeps waiting, we live on. God help us. God forgive us. We live on.” - Gregory David Roberts, “Shantaram”

The Poet: James Broughton, "Having Come This Far"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Having Come This Far"* "I've been through what my through was to be, I did what I could and couldn't. I was never sure how I would get there. I nourished an ardor for thresholds, for stepping stones and for ladders, I discovered detour and ditch. I swam in the high tides of greed, I built sandcastles to house my dreams. I survived the sunburns of love. No longer do I hunt for targets. I've climbed all the summits I need to, and I've eaten my share of lotus. Now I give praise and thanks for what could not be avoided, and for every foolhardy choice. I cherish my wounds and their cur... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Fremont, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"What Would They Have Left?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.” - Chuck Palahniuk

Psychology: “The Bystander Effect”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Bystander Effect”* by smartknowledgeu “In the 1960s, Columbia University researchers, John Darley and Bibb Latané, conducted a now famous study of a phenomenon that they coined “the Bystander Effect” in which they sought to prove that people made their most important decisions by observing social cues of their peers and would not dissent from these cues if the majority of their peers conformed to a uniform “norm”. To test their thesis, Darley and Latané falsely informed subjects, the “marks”, that they were being recruited to take part in a study about the many problems tha... more »

"No Bragging Point...:

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“It shouldn’t be a bragging point that “Oh, I don’t get involved in politics,” as if that makes you somehow cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn’t insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.” – Bill Maher

Military and Intelligence News Briefs -- May 28, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
A picture shows a military convoy on the road side of the Russian southern town of Matveev Kurgan, near the Russian-Ukrainian border in Rostov region, Russia, May 26, 2015. Reuters/Maria Tsvetkova *VOA*: *Russia's Military Preparations Raise Concerns in Europe, Ukraine* *MOSCOW — Russia this week held surprise, massive military exercises as members of NATO, the western military alliance, took part in its own drills. Military analysts say the military muscle-flexing increases the chances for incidents that could spark a wider conflict. The drills come as the Reuters news agency re... more »

Ukraine News Updates -- May 28, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Military vehicles drive along a road near the town of Matveev Kurgan in southern Russia near the border with Ukraine. Reuters *Moscow Times/Reuters*: *Russia Masses Heavy Firepower on Border with Ukraine — Witness* *KHUTOR CHKALOVA — Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.* *Many of the vehicles have number plates and identifying marks removed while many of the servicemen had taken insignia off their fatigues. As su... more »

Will Russia Invade Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Tanks are seen on a freight train shortly after its arrival at a railway station in the Russian southern town of Matveev Kurgan, near the Russian-Ukrainian border in Rostov region, Russia, May 26, 2015. Picture taken with a mobile phone. Reuters/Maria Tsvetkova *Max Fisher, VOX:* *Is Russia about to invade Ukraine?* *Russia is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of heavy military equipment, such as tanks and artillery, along Ukraine's border. That's according to Reuters reporter Maria Tsvetkova, who saw and took photos of the deployments on Wednesday. The same day, NATO Secretary... more »

Friday morning ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Who owns your life...you or the state? *Seales 'can't choose time of death'* – STUFF More regulatory barriers to disruptive technologies. *Diplomat's dinner on Uber menu* – NZ HERALD It doesn’t matter that Bill English can’t find surplus? Think again. *Why Government Deficits and Debt Do Matter* – Richard Ebeling, COBDEN CENTRE “The only way I can make sense of Lee Suckling's renting experience in Auckland is that we're in a rental rationing equilibrium. What does that mean?” *Rental rationing equilibria?* – Eric Crampton, OFFSETTING BEHAVIOUR “It is positively incredible to watch ... more »

A Pleiades Welcome

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
*So this is a sharing. The whole of it, well, you’d have to be here. Maybe you’d have to be me. I shared it with my partner and he cried (with joy) from the telling of it. Most of it is not in my words, so for today, I will not be the author of this blog post. It was given to me. Now, it is given to you.* *This song is part of the story. You’ll see. It’s explained at the end. * *This is a blog (not a newsletter) because it is meant for us all. Please share it if you are so moved. It is for everyone. It is a message of hope. A confirmation of us, an incredible piece of ... more »

Ukraine President Poroshenko: Will Implose Martial Law Across The Country In The Event Of A Return To War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (RIA Novosti / Mikhail Palinchak) *Kiev Post: **Poroshenko vows to impose martial law in case of offensive on Ukrainian forces in Donbas* *Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said he will sign a decree imposing martial law across the country in the event of an offensive against the Ukrainian Armed Forces positions in the Donbas region.* *"A key position: if the truce is violated, the dividing line crossed, and an offensive organized against the Ukrainian Armed Forces, at that same moment I will sign a decree imposing a martial law and hand... more »

U.S. Knows The Exact Location Of The 'Headquarters' For The Islamic State But Have Chosen To Not Bomb It

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Islamic State fighters paraded along the streets of Raqqa, Syria, in 2014. Credit Reuters *New York Times*:* U.S. Caution in Strikes Gives ISIS an Edge, Many Iraqis Say* *WASHINGTON — American intelligence analysts have identified seven buildings in downtown Raqqa in eastern Syria as the main headquarters of the Islamic State. But the buildings have gone untouched during the 10-month allied air campaign.* *And just last week, convoys of heavily armed Islamic State fighters paraded triumphantly through the streets of the provincial capital Ramadi in western Iraq after forcing Ir... more »

White House: U.S. Not Responsible For The Security Situation In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*FOX News*: *White House: US won't be 'responsible' for 'security situation' in Iraq* *The White House on Thursday, in no uncertain terms, put the onus on the Iraqis to fight and defeat the Islamic State -- even as a new report warned foreign fighters are flocking to the battlefield at a historic and dangerous pace. * *"The United States is not going to be responsible for securing the security situation inside of Iraq," Press Secretary Josh Earnest told Fox News.* *Earnest defended the administration's strategy, amid growing concerns about gains made by ISIS fighters in both I... more »

The Syrian War's Propaganda Machine (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
From *YouTube/Al Jazeera*: In Syria, the propaganda war has been raging for almost as long as the actual fighting. Rebel fighters and the government continue to spread their message on the airwaves and social media.

Syria’s Qaeda Leader Is Interviewed By Al Jazeera: ' Our Goal Is To Take Damascus'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Screenshot of Al Jazeera interview *Al Jazeera*: *Nusra leader: Our mission is to defeat Syrian regime* *Abu Mohammed al-Golani in exclusive interview to Al Jazeera says his group has no specific agenda to target West.* *The leader of the Nusra Front, one of Syria's most powerful rebel groups, has said that his group's main mission is to dislodge the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and that it has no agenda to target the West unless provoked.* *"We are only here to accomplish one mission, to fight the regime and its agents on the ground, including Hezbollah and others," Abu Mo... more »

Heroic German woman Ursula Haverbeck debunks fake "Holocaust" narrative

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 6 hours ago
This is simply an amazing interview. Please take the time to watch the entire video. And keep in mind that "denying the Holocaust" is a criminal offense in Germany (and many other European nations).

It's Spring In Frostburg...

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 6 hours ago
*... and a "Young" Man's Fancies Naturally Turn to...Economics and Religion* *By Bill Neil* *Introduction*: This will be one of my briefest “diary” postings, so cherish the moment. Some preliminaries are in order however. I'm responding below, in the main text, to a column by Swedish economist Lars Syll, at the Real-World Economics website. I'm allowed to comment there but not post articles since I am not a professional economist. Hey, there’s a hierarchy even at good alternative economic sites. Here at: https://rwer.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/piketty-and-the-non-applicabil... more »

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
*Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted* Posted: 05/28/2015 5:21 pm EDT Updated: 9 minutes ago CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have indicted former U.S. House Speaker House Dennis Hastert on *bank-related* charges. A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago says the 73-year-old Illinois Republican is accused of structuring the withdrawal of $952,000 in cash in order to evade the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. He's also accused of lying to the FBI.

Will The TPP Allow Monsanto To Destroy Neil Young?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
If Wall Street-owned Republicans and conservative Democrats manage to give Obama Fast Track authority and jam the TPP through the House, are they in fact granting Monsanto the right to sue Neil Young for all he's worth? Although Monsanto's headquarters are in Creve Coeur, that's Creve Coeur, *Missouri*, not France. Monsanto is the go-to place for genetically modified foods, although they have stopped manufacturing other dangerous products like DDT, Agent Orange and PCBs. Monsanto's life-threatening products are involved in lawsuits in India, Brazil, Argentina, China and other cou... more »

Supplemental: Clinton’s self-described “real opponent” declares!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015We’ve encountered this conduct before:* Hillary Clinton hasn’t been doing a lot of press events. There’s a long history to such decisions by White House candidates. That said, when certain candidates don’t do such events, the “press corps” tends to get angry. Some such attitude seemed to lay behind a 1250-word “Political Memo” in last Saturday’s New York Times. According to Jason Horowitz, Candidate Clinton’s “real opponent” had finally declared! This is the way he started: HOROWITZ (5/23/15): Hillary Rodham Clinton was in a forgiving mood. She had been di... more »

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 7 hours ago
There will come a day when the consumer way of life dissolves into an embarrassing freak show episode of history. Our descendants will struggle to survive on the devastated planet they inherited. They will resent their crazy ancestors, and repeatedly ask, “What were they thinking?” History professor Yuval Noah Harari provides answers to this question in his book, *Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind*. It documents common perceptions of mainstream consumer society, a culture famous for its remarkable advances in irrational exuberance and cognitive dissonance. This culture imag... more »

Sunscreen Manufacturers and Dermatologists Misinform The Public

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Marco Torres* - Being scared of the sun is like being afraid of water... The post Sunscreen Manufacturers and Dermatologists Misinform The Public appeared first on Waking Times.

May 28:

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
There is only one item worth noting in today's news section A. It's an error in the front page headline. "Involve students in dress code talks, says teachers association." Did you spot it? Teachers should have an apostrophe because the association belongs to the teachers. Thus, it should be teachers' association. It's not a small matter. This sort of thing is common in the Irving press. I know I make such errors too; but I don't have a staff of editors and sub-editors and proof-readers. In fairness, it's possible that the Irving press doesn't have such a staff, either. These are ne... more »

The Melanie Baddeley "Affair"

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Meet Melanie Baddeley. She is one of two councillors elected from Stoke-on-Trent's Abbey Hulton ward. She, along with a representative from UKIP, was returned by the local elections that took place three weeks ago. Melanie has been a councillor before, representing Abbey Green (as was) between 2008 and 2011. And today she was due to be made the deputy Lord Mayor. All in all, quite unremarkable really. And so would be the person of Cllr Baddeley if it wasn't for one blemish on her character. For nine years, Stoke-on-Trent's politics were disfigured by the presence of the BNP. Their ... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*Judge to issue ruling on Monday in Lens’ public-records case against city, mayor ~Marta Jewson, The Lens* *Landrieu reviews decade since Katrina, his 5 years as mayor ~AP* *City Park considering a smoking ban ~Ray Naquin* *Café Du Monde to buy Evans Candy space in French Market and expand operations ~Jaquetta Williams * *"Who needs neighbors when we've got brunch?" New Orleans artists respond to Airbnb ~Alex Woodward, Gambit * *Roux The Adopted Two-Legged Bunny-Cat Is Instagram’s Latest Sensation ~boredpanda* *About Shucking Time! Oyster Fest Returns This Weekend ~Lucy Leonard, N... more »

NATO Dramatically Outspends Russia on Military

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Apparently that image of Russia as an aggressor within Europe has gotten to some. The so-called Arctic challenge exercises have been dubbed one of Europe's largest fighter jet exercises. Up 4000 personnel from nine states - including the UK, the US, France and Germany are participating. This is the latest in a string of NATO led drills across Europe in recent months. To discuss this lets bring in Tony Robinson from the Pressenza News Agency

Stephen Harper and Saulie Zajdel in happier times ...

Alison at Creekside - 8 hours ago
Stephen Harper seen here campaigning for Saulie Zajdel back in 2011. Saulie didn't win but he did go on to become a political aide to then Canadian Heritage Minister James Wilfred Moore where he used his six-digit taxpayer-funded job in Moore’s office to undermine Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, the candidate who had defeated him in the election. Campaign Research helped out with that. Here Harper and Zajdel share a moment over brown paper bags. Not many Conservative politicians have the chutzpah to be photo-opped with a prop like brown paper bags ever since former PM Muldoon successf... more »

US accepts diagnosis of "hegemonic nutbar" as price needed to deny Russia 2018 FIFA games

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*Dog in the Manger* Many blogs are picking up on the geostrategic significance of the USrael's *full frontal attack on FIFA* (say that fast 10 times :) Most of the time, these disgusting, puerile little games are played behind closed doors and under the table. It's a sign of desperation that it has broken into the open, with the FBI investigation and US Department of Justice's publicly laying of charges (and saying the accused were "guilty" prior to trial) before a full court main$ream media press conference yesterday. The inmates are not only running the asylum...they're trying ... more »

The backstory of this article is that Russia was planning a gas pipeline under the Black Sea to arrive in Greece and from there move up the Balkans serving nearly everyone all the way up to Vienna. Everyone was happy about that. But then came Washington’s lies demonizing Russia by falsely claiming that Putin had attacked Ukraine. This mischief was followed by sanctions that hurt the EU much more than Russia. Then the US forced Bulgaria to block the Russian pipeline. Still it could have gone through Greece and Macedonia, but the U.S. responded that in that event Russia would have to pay a toll for all of the gas delivered by Russians in Europe. Undaunted, Putin made a deal with Turkey (a NATO nation!) to bring the pipeline just outside the border from Greece, so if there ever was to be such a toll it would be paid by Europeans. To solve that problem, Washington decided that the time had come to stop the Russian pipeline by overthrowing the government of Macedonia …with the results that you can read about below!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 9 hours ago
------------------------------ *Guest Column by Thierry Meyssan–The Failure of the US Coup in Macedonia * ------------------------------ May 26, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Washington’s Coup In Macedonia Was Blocked Thierry Meyssan reports on the failure of Washington’s armed overthrow of the Macedonian Government. Originally published here: http://www.voltairenet.org/article187685.html Macedonia has just neutralised an armed group whose sponsors had been under surveillance for at least ... more »

"Don't be seduced by the informality of social media into bringing the BBC into disrepute"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Like Sue, things are proving a bit hectic this week - so apologies for the lack of posts. I'd just like to point out that we forgot to mark the first anniversary of BBC Head of Newroom Mary Hockaday's email to BBC staff (echoing an email sent out just a few years earlier from her predecessor, Helen Boaden): Social media is now a vital part of our work, allowing us to get our journalism to new audiences, connect with people, and gather news as it happens. But the guidance is clear when it comes to personal activity: 'As a BBC member of staff – and especially as someone who works in... more »

“Jon Stewart Blasts FIFA Hypocrisy- “What if They Were Wall Street Bankers?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Jon Stewart Blasts FIFA Hypocrisy- “What if They Were Wall Street Bankers?”* By Adam Johnson “Last night, Jon Stewart jumped on the FIFA-bashing bandwagon (after all, it’s universally accepted they’re corrupt, and for very good reason) but he also pointed out the DOJ’s glaring inconsistency when it comes to targeting money laundering, bribery, and racketeering. All crimes that big banks across the globe, as well as insurance firms and mortgage companies, have been doing for years with virtual impunity. The AIGs of the world, as Stewart points out, only receive “factored in” fines ... more »

The Return of the Muldoon.

Dana at The Galloping Beaver - 10 hours ago
Lyin' Brian emerges from under his rock to smarmily declare that an underfunded, over-stretched, demoralized armed forces, a draconian Stalinist security bill that will have Canadians reporting on their fellow citizens for not revering Don Cherry enough and the highest federal debt that Canada has ever seen are the advantages Harper carries into the next election. Well, not in those exact words

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"It's a big club and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club...” - George Carlin

“Kiss Your Pension Fund Goodbye”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Kiss Your Pension Fund Goodbye”* by Martin Armstrong “I have warned for some time that government was eyeing up pensions. There is about *$19.4 trillion dollars in private pension funds*. How will they justify taking over these funds to the people? This is the question debated in secrecy behind the curtain. I have warned that if government seizes pension funds, it will come after 2015.75. The Supreme Court, without any justification constitutionally, just determined how that will be accomplished. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week in the unanimous 8-page decision, Tibble v E... more »

Sinking the Sanders Campaign Beneath a Wave of Silence

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*The press, covering their imagined version of the Sanders campaign (source)* *by Gaius Publius* You knew that "the chatterers" — writer Steve Hendricks' name for corporate-employed pundits and analysts — would try to sink the Sanders campaign. As Hendricks points out below, their bosses want nothing less, and employees live to serve. Hendricks, writing in the *Columbia Journalism Review*: *On the eve of the 1948 presidential election*, *Newsweek* asked the 50 reporters on President Truman’s campaign train to forecast the winner. To a man they went the way the *Chicago Tribune* i... more »

The Economy: “Financial Insanity Grips The World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Financial Insanity Grips The World”* Via Dr.Sircus.com "Rare is the person who is a realist. We collectively live in a world of pretend and extend. Every one of us wants our present civilization to continue, though for countless millions the world has already turned upside down as unemployment has soared and war and terrorism proliferate. The very structure of life in our world is threatened because madmen have undermined the financial system through the creation of debt instead of wealth. We have collectively borrowed against our children’s future until their very future is in d... more »

Edu-Indoctrination: AGW Rebrand "Climate Change" meets Curriculum. Math Fail. Sex Edu-Indoctrination

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Education. You think it’s about gaining life survival/advancement skills?* *You’re wrong* *You think it’s about strengthening humanity with an eye to the future? Also wrong* *Education is little more then indoctrination of the masses, starting at a very young age, to live as servile beings to elitist interests/agendas- **Simply put* *Of course I realize it’s more complex then that, but, for simplicity sake I will limit my critique to that*. *A brief digression:* When my child was young the school was teaching the most absurd way of reading- You read what you thought might be on t... more »

Mexico: A Solar Halo in Mexico...with UFOs?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 11 hours ago
*Mexico: A Solar Halo in Mexico...with UFOs? May 21, 2015* Contributing editor *Ana Luisa Cid* has sent us a link to her latest video on YouTube, a collaboration with Captain Antonio Herce, an airline pilot. The sequence of photos is followed by a video of the solar halo by Rodney Steve, a Swedish singer-songwriter currently residing in Mexico. A group of spheres - gyrating like a merry-go-round can be seen in this cellphone video. The objects subsequently take off at high speed. See the video at: *https://youtu.be/wqaAwErHadQ* Inexplicata Podcasts covering items from UFO / paranor... more »

Try Judging People After Watching This

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Video* - Some inspiring thoughts on we how view and treat others. The post Try Judging People After Watching This appeared first on Waking Times.

Plea Negotiations in Criminal Matters Subject to Settlement Privilege

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
R. v. Delchev, 2015 ONCA 381: [22] The appellant asks this court to find that the evidence of the plea bargaining discussion was admissible for the purpose of alleging abuse of process by the Crown. In my view, while the evidence of the discussion is subject to settlement privilege, I agree with the appellant that the trial judge erred in holding no exception to that privilege applied. The evidence of the discussion should have been admitted for the purpose of the appellant’s abuse of process application. ...(b) Is the discussion protected, *prima facie*, by settlement ... more »

Homestyle Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
You know how it is: you're at the grocery store and walk by the same item 30 times and pretend you're not really looking at it, but deep down inside you really want it. That item for me is often — strangely enough — broccoli. I know, it's weird. But I love broccoli and crave it. So any time I can find a meal in which to slip it, I'm all for it. This homestyle chicken and broccoli casserole is a great use of broccoli. The dish reminds me of Sunday dinners growing up: it's tasty, filling and makes you feel good. *INGREDIENTS* 2 chicken breasts, diced 2 cups broccoli, cut into small ... more »

More Useless, Self-Serving Testimony From Blaney-MacKay

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
Okay. Back to my exhaustive, and essentially pointless, examination of the testimony on C-51*, *Expansion of State Spying Act, at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. Last time, we caught out the witless Steven Blaney babbling about irrelevancies when asked clear questions about judicial oversight of the "disruption" activities of CSIS after the warrants have been issued. There is no subsequent oversight and Blaney knew this, so he dissembled and distracted, in his own clumsy way, to avoid having to admit it. Now, evidently, the stolen ma... more »

Shamanism Debunked: Find Your Inner Shaman Instead

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Nick Seneca Jankel* - There is a shaman within each of us. It can tell us everything we need to know... The post Shamanism Debunked: Find Your Inner Shaman Instead appeared first on Waking Times.

Is Putin's Approval Rating Remains At 86% Accurate?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during the Business Russia forum in Moscow, Russia, May 26, 2015. Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti / Kremlin / Reuters *Moscow Times*: Putin's Approval Rating Remains at 86% Unfazed by Economic Crisis, Ukraine Conflict *President Vladimir Putin continues to enjoy the approval of a staggering 86 percent of the Russian public, a poll revealed Thursday, indicating levels of support that many Western leaders could only dream of.Putin's approval rating, announced by independent Moscow-based pollster the Levada Center, sat at the same level las... more »

The US Uses FIFA to Ostracize Russia: Updated!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
Come one! Did anyone seriously think the US is concerned with corruption? If they really were, they would have addressed the fact there are a bunch of big banks that are rampantly corrupt! Quoting excerpts from the "Daily Beast" a site that should be used judiciously It's always heavy on perception management. I mean look at the image used! Blatant enough? perception management imagery I'll just post relevant information. On *a strange issue uniting foreign affairs and sports*, *Republicans and Democrats have come together *to attempt a major league task:* Persuading the Federation ... more »

SAME OLD STORIES: A destructive old tale from the not-distant past!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015Part 4—Repulsed by the lesser evil:* By her own embarrassed admission, Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post is “a fan of Hillary Clinton.” Over at the New York Times, Frank Bruni pretty much isn’t. Last Sunday, this contrast produced a bit of instruction about the way the insider press corps works. Here’s the learning we took away from the insiders’ columns: You can have a schoolgirl crush on Clinton, or you can be a borderline hater. None of this will have any effect on what you end up writing! How odd! Marcus, with the schoolgirl crush, wrote at least her f... more »

LEBRON JAMES VERSUS STEPHEN CURRY / LOOMING EPIC NBA CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 13 hours ago
*T**he NBA pretenders Atlanta and Houston are being eliminated by Cleveland and Golden State in the division NBA championships. Now it's finally time for the show down we have all been waiting for ~ NBA MVP Stephen Curry versus all world LeBron James in an epic battle for NBA supremacy: Allen L Roland, Ph.D* *It's difficult not to get excited about the upcoming NBA finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors with their two respective superstars ~ Stephen Curry and LeBron James in a battle between the last two NBA most valuable players.* *It's... more »

Sent reeling

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
While I was ‘out-of-the-office’ I was mildly staggered to hear the BBC announcing that Amnesty International had issued a critical statement about Hamas. “Gaza: Hamas killed and tortured, says Amnesty” No scare quotes, even! Amnesty gave their report the title: “Strangling Necks”, which was a bit weird. When I had finished reeling, I started to think. Amnesty International, comprising some staunch, nay, virulent defenders of radical Islam, is renowned for being harshly critical of Israel - why should such an outfit suddenly decide, out of the blue, to behave as if it had turne... more »

On Taking Photos of Government Personnel and MAPSA

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
Last Tuesday morning, I saw vans being apprehended by some Makati Public Safety Authority (MAPSA) officers behind Phil. Axa Life building in Malugay St. Makati city. I took some photos with my mobile phone of those apprehended vans and some MAPSA officers issuing tickets to the drivers of the vans. (These photos taken earlier, same area) Then one MAPSA officer, Rizaldo O. Capricho, came to me and prevented me from walking further and asked why I took photos, adding that I have no right to take his photos without his permission. I said that if he does not like being photographed, I ... more »

Moscow Imposes A News 'Blackout' On Russian Special Operations Loses

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Supervisory Board at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2015. Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin *Bloomberg:* *Putin Imposes Blackout on Russian Special Operations Losses* *President Vladimir Putin banned disclosing details of deaths among troops involved in special military operations after repeatedly denying allegations that Russian soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.* *A presidential decree published on the Kremlin website on Thursday extended the list of state secrets t... more »

War – A Balance of Profit and Fear

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Klaus Rahikainen* - So what is the point of war? Why do men go to war? Or why are they led to war? The post War – A Balance of Profit and Fear appeared first on Waking Times.

NSA director wants ‘maritime’ law for internet

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers (Mark Wilson / Getty Images / AFP)http://rt.com/usa/262493-nsa-rogers-maritime-law/ *NSA director wants ‘maritime’ law for internet* Published time: May 27, 2015 17:41 International partners should embrace a sort of *“Law of the Sea”* for the internet, the head of the United States National Security Agency now says, in order to keep the web open and safe from bad actors, state-sponsored or otherwise. Speaking at a cyberwar conference in Estonia on Wednesday, NSA Director Mike Rogers told attendees that continuing management of an "o... more »

America's Crazed Taiwan policy...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
[image: FentonGuguan_4] *A pigeon house outside Shihgang.* Sourabh Gupta has appeared in several venues as a commentator on the South China Sea and Senkakus messes. His writing is deeply pro-PRC: you could get the same point of view from Xinhua, and the bombast is even more amusing. But in the best broken clock fashion, even Gupta sometimes says something useful. Over at the East Asia Forum, he scribes in response to the US overflight of international waters claimed by China: If Itu Aba/Taiping Island — an ‘island’ that is administered by Taiwan — is considered to be Chinese territo... more »

100 Bows on Jeju Island

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Each morning activists do 100 bows at the front gate of the Navy base currently being built in Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea. The base will port US Navy warships including aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and Aegis destroyers which will be used in Obama's 'pivot' of Pentagon forces aimed at China. As they do each bow these words are read on a loud speaker. 1. While holding in my heart that truth gives freedom to life I make my first bow. 2. Believing that the first step in solving a problem is self reflection I make my second bow. 3. Looking back at my ... more »

By Concentrating More On What Is Best Within Oneself - A Quote by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
*By concentrating more on that which is best within oneself, one concentrates on what is best within the human community. By doing so, one brings balance to oneself and balance to others*. M.N. Hopkins

How The Islamic State’s Caliphate In Iraq Was Originally Ignored

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
In June 2014 the Islamic State (IS) swept into Mosul taking Iraq’s second largest city. Afterward IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave a public sermon in a Mosul mosque declaring the return of the caliphate. That sent shock waves through the international community, but was in fact a long term goal of the group. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi who founded the organization that would become IS wanted to form an Islamic state long before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. After he was killed in 2006 his successors began forming a state, but that was largely ignored until their replacement Baghdadi began... more »

Daiichi May 28 23:08

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago

Putin Denounces The U.S. For 'Illegally' Persecuting FIFA Officials

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN:* *FIFA scandal: Putin accuses U.S. of 'illegally persecuting people'* *(CNN)Leaders worldwide are playing football with the game of football -- specifically, its powerful and polarizing governing body, FIFA. And, as in a tough match, things are getting testy.* *The comments and calls for action Thursday come a day after U.S. authorities announced the indictment against 14 soccer officials and sports marketing executives in a corruption investigation, and the opening of a Swiss investigation into possible shenanigans related to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids that went to R... more »

Raid on FIFA, extradition, timing are scary

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Tomorrow, on Friday, FIFA – a top global soccer organization – will vote for its new president in Zürich, Switzerland. The president who has been one since 1998, Josef Sepp Blatter of Switzerland (sometimes said to be the most powerful man of sports in the world), will face mainly Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan, an important aristocrat in his country, the current FIFA vice-president, and a great41 grandson of Prophet Mohammed (which I don't find remarkable given Mohammed's extensive and diverse sexual activities and the speedy growth of the exponential function). Yesterday, on ... more »

Disqualifying Donations for Democratic Candidates-- Meet Chris Matthews' Wife Kathleen

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Chris & Kathleen Matthews-- rich people who want a Maryland congressional seat Lately, we've talked about how certain faux Democrats are being recruited by Beltway power-mongers to run as Democratic congressional candidates. For example, the DCCC was quick to recruit conservative "ex"-Republican Monica Vernon for IA-01 and the DSCC was even quicker in recruiting even worse conservative "ex"-Republican Patrick Murphy in Florida. Murphy, ostensibly a New Dem, votes with the GOP on crucial roll calls more frequently than all but 4 or 5 Blue Dogs and he gave maximum contributions to Chri... more »

What's Changed?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Welcome to this exclusive Rap News broadcast, helmed by the veteran anchor, and Iraq War Hero, Brian Washington. Today we seek to understand the cause of the tension which has gripped the Police States of America following the seemingly unstoppable deaths of black people at the hands of Officers of the Piece. What is the cause of these #BlackLivesMatters hastags and the protests erupting around the country? What is this ‘R-‘ word that everyone keeps bandying about…? What about that ‘history’ thing? Featuring newly installed Chief of Militarised Police, General Baxter, and a guest f... more »

Neil Young & Friends Say That GMOs Are Not Needed To Feed Maui

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
A special “Outgrow Monsanto” community food planting event on Maui Saturday drew over 200 people, including Neil Young and Darryl Hannah, as a statement that “the community can and will feed itself without Monsanto.”. The group planted real food that will feed islanders without GMOs or poisonous chemicals. Musicians Neil Young, Daryl Hannah, and Lukas & Mika Nelson made an appearance and they helped plant sweet potatoes and an ulu tree, before playing a song off of their new album titled “The Monsanto Years.” GMOs are not needed to feed Maui. The Monsanto Years are coming to a cl... more »

Polina Gagarina Sings A Million Voices

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
[image: TT]Number 2 In The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 For Russia Performer: Polina Gagarina Song title: A Million Voices Song writer(s): Gabriel Alares, Joakim Björnberg, Katrina Noorbergen, Leonid Gutkin, Vladimir Matetsky Song composer(s): Gabriel Alares, Joakim Björnberg, Katrina Noorbergen, Leonid Gutkin, Vladimir Matetsky We are the worlds people Different yet we're the same We believe We believe in a dream Praying for peace and healing I hope we can start again We believe We believe in a dream So if you ever feel love is fading Together like the stars in the sky We can sing ...more »

Ginger: a root of Taitung's destruction

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
[image: FentonGuguan_54] *No days like this one this weekend, the weather service is saying...* The returns are high, the risks are low, and the damage is immense. FocusTaiwan: * For farmers to harvest old ginger root on a 1 jia (2.3-acre) plot in the mountains, they only have to spend around NT$1.2 million (US$39,328) to prepare the soil and grow and harvest the crop, but can earn NT$6 million in return, said Hu Wu-jen (胡武仁), secretary of the Yanping Township Office.* "The risks are low and the profits are good. Of course ginger farmers are running up the mountains," said Hu, who ... more »

How Many Twitter Followers Does Al Qaeda Have?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Al-Qaeda started its own Twitter account, which was suspended a week later. Twitter *Washington Free Beacon:* *Al Qaeda in Syria ‘Tweeting Jihad to Over 200,000 Followers’* *Twitter support for terror group hits high pointAl Qaeda is experiencing a resurgence on Twitter, as feeds associated with the terrorist group are reaching up to 200,000 extremist followers, according to a new report, which criticizes the social networking service for failing to crack down on radical terror groups.As Twitter works to crack down on accounts affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist ... more »

Why Saudi Arabia Will Lose In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
US President Barack Obama sits next to the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah as Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with the His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani before the start of a working session of a summit meeting with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at Camp David in Maryland on Thursday. Reuters/Camp David, Maryland *Bruce Riedel, Al-Monitor*: *Why Saudi Arabia's Yemen war is not producing victory* *As the war in Yemen escalates after a short humanitarian truce, the stakes are getting higher for Saudi Arabia's princes, the region ... more »

Do you want to win a teaching prize?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 15 hours ago
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The Free Trade Lie

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Free Trade is a great economic idea. In practise it has become a race to the bottom. Now with the TPP it has become a clever way for the MAN to use lawsuits to eliminate even basic protections or power of governments to regulate business. It should be called the Ferengi .Trade Mistake.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Larger class sizes and poor attainment leave UK pupils lagging behind Poles* *The fact that Britain has lots of minorities while Poland has almost none might just have something to do with that* British pupils are getting a worse start in life than those in Poland because of larger class sizes and poorer attainment, a report suggests. Researchers said pupil achievement in the UK was behind that of children in the former Soviet-bloc country, and fewer pupils go on to university. The report, which analysed 149 countries, ranked the UK at number 36 – behind countries such as Poland... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Swedish glaciologist casts doubt on the claim that air bubbles found in ice cores represent the true level of CO2 at the time the ice was laid down* *Below find a machine translation from the original Swedish. Note that it is already well-known that air bubbles in ice cores steadily degenerate over time. See here. I questioned the reliability of ice-core studies here on 25th * This diffusion leads to my hypothesis that the levels of carbon dioxide and methane that one gets from ice cores are systematically low. In the second part of the hypothesis assumed amount diffusively lea... more »

Superlative Debates

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.calebmcmillan.com/ The Harperites claim that the standard leaders debate is stuffy and boring. Steve Sullivan suggests that there is a way to spice up the debates. Instead of Harper debating Trudeau, Mulcair and May, Sullivan suggests that Harper go one on one with some other opponents: What if outgoing Correctional Investigator Howard Sapers debated Harper on the impact of his tough-on-crime policies? Sapers could calmly explain in detail what happens when you fill Canada’s prisons to the breaking point – the overcrowding, the ... more »

The Benefits of Bone Broth

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Meme - *Here's an extensive list of how you may benefit from eating bone broth. The post The Benefits of Bone Broth appeared first on Waking Times.

Economic News , Data and Views ( May 28 , 2015 ) - Greece Updates (" D " Words today ..... Default is the subject of the day - on the tongues of many , so is debt restructuring ) , UK Updates ( Brexit , UK Data splash - GDP Q4 2014 and Q1- 2015 ) , Spain Updates ( Political Commentary - Election 2015 , Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias offers thoughts ) ... Austria moves some of its gold out of London - Brexit fears .... Russia in focus ( Oil , Natural Gas , FIFA ) .... Ukraine items of note !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets.... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2m 2 minutes ago Greece Feigned Deal Progress, Launched Rumors To Avert Bank Run http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-2 8/greece-feigned-deal-progress-launched-rumors-avert-bank-run … zerohedge Greece Feigned Deal Progress, Launched Rumors To Avert Bank Run Fearing an acceleration in deposit outflows from Greek banks, PM Alexis Tsipras suggested on Wednesday that a deal between Athens and creditors was imminent when in fact he had no evidence to support... View on web *The Greek Analyst* @GreekAnalyst · 45s45 seconds ago ... more »

Faith As Defined by Khalil Gibran

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
[image: Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. - Khalil Gibran]

Russia: Duma moves to outlaw ‘undesirable’ foreign group

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
RIA Novosti/Vladimir Fedorenko http://rt.com/politics/222883-russia-undesirable-groups-bill/ *Duma moves to outlaw ‘undesirable’ foreign group*s Published time: January 15, 2015 11:03 The State Duma Committee for Constitutional Law is putting forward a bill which would allow the authorities to ban the activities of foreign or international groups that are recognized as “posing a threat to the nation’s security or defense ability. The head of the committee, MP Vladimir Pligin (United Russia) told the TASS news agency that it would recommend the legislature hold the first hearing on th... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Shadow remembrances clear as Hue-manity awakens further into Higher Energetic Light Mastery

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
*Shadow remembrances clear as Hue-manity awakens further into Higher Energetic Light Mastery* by ÉirePort Shadow remembrances clear as Hue-manity awakens further into Higher Energetic Light Mastery. Inner Freedoms are embraced within humanity and Hue-manity. Distinctions differences between humanity and Hue-manity decrease rapidly at this moment. Forward movements via the Stillness are primary. ÉirePort | May 28, 2015 at 08:08 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-uZ

Mafia Rationale Rules  (It's True If We Say So?)  Lies About Lies Abound, We Do Not Believe In Markets (Really) and, Finally, Noam Chomsky Calls the Count on the New York Times and Why Half-Assing Cuba Now?  (Controlling Next N/C/AFTA Propaganda) Driving Us To Total Disaster

Free Financial Markets Are A Hoax Neo-Feudal USA: The Death of Democracy Why so many lies? And for no particular reason right now. Could this be it? Collapsing Global Economy, Imploding Financial System: China Has Only One Option Or this? Bob Woodward's Credibility Finally Hits the Ocean Floor In which we learn the full depth of Bob Woodward's plunge into sheer hackery. The latest

Russian Air Force to Get at Least 50 New Strategic Tu-160 Blackjack Bombers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Tu-160 Blackjack]The Russian Defense Ministry will purchase no less than 50 new Tu-160 (Blackjack) heavy strategic bombers when production is renewed, Russian Air Force Commander Col.Gen. Viktor Bondarev said Thursday. “No less than 50 aircraft over time will be purchased in order to cover the costs that will go into production,” Col.Gen. Bondarev said without specifying when production would begin. Earlier Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the need to renew the Tu-160s production. Read more

Vandenberg AFB test-fires third ballistic missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Air Force officials at Vandenberg Air Force Base test-fired an unarmed Minuteman-III ballistic missile during the early morning hours of May 20. Launched toward the Pacific Ocean at around 3:30 a.m., the purpose of the test launch was to “validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the weapon system,” according to the Air Force. “The data gained from these launches allows us to maintain a high readiness capability and ensures operation effectiveness of the most powerful weapons in the nation’s arsenal,” said Col. Keith Balts, commander for the 30th Space Wing ... more »

UK Based F-15Es Flew A Secret Long-Range Mission Over Africa On Monday

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-15E Strike Eagle]A pair of RAF Lakenheath based USAF F-15E Strike Eagles that were bristling with live bombs and air-to-air missiles, along five KC-135R tankers, flew on a secretive and grueling 12 hour mission over the Southern Mediterranean on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day. Multiple radio interceptors and plane spotters state that four F-15E’s, callsigns ABLE 01 through 04, took off from their home base at RAF Lakenheath laden with yellow banded (live) AIM-9M sidewinders, AIM-120 AMRAAMS and no less than seven 500lb Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs). These aircraft... more »

Eurofighter Typhoon - Now an even stronger force multiplier

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: EF-2000 Eurofighter Typhoon]Active on Baltic Patrols in support of NATO, and fresh from Exercise Red Flag in Nevada, the Eurofighter Typhoon Team have confirmed that a new suite of capabilities is delivering 'spectacular results' in 2015 as the 431 aircraft delivered to customers come close to accumulating 300,000 flying hours. Eurofighter CEO, Alberto Gutierrez, said: "We are getting extremely positive feedback from our customers over the performance and reliability of the Eurofighter Typhoon, both on exercise and on deployment. It is now becoming widely recognised that the... more »

Check Out The $400,000 Helmet That Sees Through Walls

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
When you spend $400 on a motorcycle helmet, you have certain expectations about quality and safety. But what should you expect when your helmet costs $400,000? Well, if you expected it to be magically able to see through walls, you’d be right. It won’t actually give you Superman’s X-Ray vision, but it’s pretty close. This “super-helmet” is actually the F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) and it was created to work in synch with one of the most complex weapons systems ever created: the F-35 Lightning II. Read more

Russia's fifth-generation smartplane PAK FA T-50: Total eclipse of F-35

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su T-50 PAK-FA]Russia's fifth-generation PAK FA T-50 fighter jet is a "flying robot, a smart plane," advisor to Director General of Radio Electronic Technology Concern, Vladimir Mikheyev said. The pilot does not play a significant role for the new fifth-generation fighter jet. The pilot, the official said, is "an integral part of the aircraft," RIA Novosti reports. In addition to its advanced design, PAK FA has a number of other advantages over foreign aircraft. For example, PAK FA T-50 fighter remains maneuverable and stable at supercritical attack angles. Read more

Mystery solved: Don’t blame the Americans! The real origin of the word ‘soccer’

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
It seems that we should stop deriding the Americans for calling 'football' 'soccer'... ' The word "soccer" is actually British. It derives from the game's proper name, association football, with the "soc" bit taken from the word "association" . The reason it came into popular usage was simple: in the 19th century, football and rugby were both commonly known as football, the former dubbed "association football" and the latter "rugby football". But both phrases are a bit of a mouthful, however, so they were popularly shortened to "soccer" and "rugger" to keep things simple.' Mor... more »

Embattled F-35 fighter jet could soon be ready for combat

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
It has wound a tortured path to get here. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been derided as a trillion-dollar boondoggle, the "plane that ate the Pentagon," a failed project billions over budget and years behind schedule that should be killed. And yet here it was Tuesday, the sun glinting off its wings on a beautiful day as it approached this amphibious assault ship for a landing 100 miles off the North Carolina coast. It nestled in undaunted, touching down vertically like a helicopter onto the deck. Crews rushed around in a well-scripted choreography, getting ready to usher it o... more »

Last flight for Prowler will be to Museum of Flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: EA6-B Prowler]The last active duty flight for a Navy electronic warfare Grumman EA6-B Prowler jet will be to The Museum of Flight, May 27, where it will be officially decommissioned and taken into the museum’s permanent collection. Immediately after the plane’s 12:15 p.m. arrival, there will be a brief ceremony with museum officials and Cmdr. Christopher Jason, the commanding officer of the plane’s squadron, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134, located at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. “The Prowler will be the first electronic warfare aircraft in the museum’s collection... more »

HMS Prince of Wales receives its bow section

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMS Prince of Wales bow section]The UK Royal Navy's second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has been successfully installed with the bow section, marking the outward completion of its forward section. The 620t block was raised using a Goliath crane and placed on the front of the ship in the dry dock. Aircraft Carrier Alliance Prince of Wales in charge Angus Holt said: "Seeing the forward island in position on the flight deck marks a highly-visible achievement in the assembly programme. Read more

28 AFP modernization projects face delay

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: C-130J Super Hercules]Twenty-eight military projects, including base upgrades, various air assets, and ships might be delayed, as Malacañang has still to approve the Armed Forces Modernization Program. Sources said the modernization program was submitted to Malacañang in February 2013, two months after President Aquino signed the bill into law. However, the program has yet to be approved, The STAR learned yesterday. Read more

Defence officials worry supply ships will be further delayed

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Canadian Joint Support Ship]Defence officials are concerned that the government’s project to buy new supply ships, already behind schedule, could be further delayed, according to documents obtained by the Citizen. The Joint Support Ships, which will be used to resupply and refuel navy vessels at sea, were originally supposed to be in the water in 2012. That attempt to buy the vessels foundered and a new date for the ships to be fully operating was set at 2019. That was later delayed to 2020, when the vessels are supposed to reach their full operational capability (FOC). But ... more »

Russian Pacific Fleet to Get Newest ‘Gromky’ Corvette Before November 2016

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Project 20380 (Steregushchy) class FS]The ship is being built according to schedule. The first corvette of the newest class was built in the Far East and launched on May 25. The ‘Gromky’ corvette will be delivered to the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation before November 2016, RIA Novosti reported. The first corvette of the new type (Project 20380) was built in the Far East and launched in Komsomolsk-on-Amur on May 25. Read more

North Korea deploys new generation of fast warships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Very Slender Vessel]North Korea has deployed a new generation of high-speed, radar-evading warship designed to infiltrate special forces into South Korean territory. The Very Slender Vessel sits low in the water and is designed to pierce waves instead of riding over them. Capable of travelling at nearly 60 mph, the craft are armed with heavy machine guns and torpedoes, with the JoongAng Ilbo quoting South Korean military officials as saying the ships pose a "new threat" to its security. Read more

11 countries upgrade naval power amid South China Sea tensions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hanoi (Kilo) class SSK]No fewer than 11 countries are upgrading their navies amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea, reports our Chinese-language sister paper China Times. As could be expected, China and the United States are leading the charge. China's submarine fleet is expected to match that of the US by 2020 — in numbers, at least — with 78 subs. Many are to be stationed at the Yulin Naval Base along the southern coast of Hainan. Despite continuing to increase its military budget every year, China's national defense spending still pales in comparison to the Unit... more »

First Batch Of Australia's Future Submarines Unlikely To Be Built In South Australia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Soryu class SSK]South Australia may not be able to build the first batch of the country’s next generation submarines. Australia’s Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane believes the submarine work could be initially based offshore. Macfarlane said he remains optimistic about the prospects of South Australia. The Opposition fears the government may have already decided on Japan as the winning bidder to build Australia’s submarines. It was also worried that locals would miss out on job opportunities. The Abbott government said it wants both local and international firms to compete ... more »

Philippine Navy eyes submarines for 'deterrence'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Rear Adm. Caesar Taccad]The Philippine Navy said acquiring submarines is part of the plan to modernize the military, but admitted it won't be easy and can’t happen overnight. Nonetheless, an office to handle the development of submarine capability has been put up, said Navy chief Vice Admiral Jesus Millan. “What we are pursuing of course is to take the initiative. The first important thing is to acknowledge the importance of such capability for our future requirements,” he said. Read more

MPs to debate safety of Trident nuclear submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Vanguard class SSBN]The safety of the UK's Trident nuclear weapons is to be discussed in Parliament today, after the SNP secured a debate slot. The party wants to press UK government on recent claims made by a whistleblower concerning the state of the weapons programme. Able Seaman William McNeilly, 25, caused a manhunt after he published an 18-page report online containing a series of allegations about nuclear submarines based at Faslane, which he called a "disaster waiting to happen". Read more

Govt-to-govt deal on submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Shishumar Type 209/1500]India has sounded out Germany for a direct government-to-government deal to buy six submarines, bypassing a competitive bidding process in what could be New Delhi's costliest military acquisitions programme. The Indian Navy is now in the middle of finalising the specifications for and choosing a shipyard for its P75i programme to acquire six conventional submarines. The submarines must be capable of firing missiles to attack targets on land and must have air independent propulsion (AIP) that gives them more endurance to stay underwater. The total... more »

Relaxion, a new paradigm explaining the Higgs lightness

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
The Quanta Magazine published a report A New Theory to Explain the Higgs Mass by Natalie Wolchover that promotes a one-month-old preprint Cosmological Relaxation of the Electroweak Scale by Graham, Kaplan, and Rajendran. So far, the paper has 1 (conference-related) citation but has already received great appraisals e.g. from Guidice, Craig, and Dine – and less great ones e.g. from Arkani-Hamed. The Higgs mass, \(125\GeV\) or so (and the electroweak scale), is about \(10^{16}\) times lighter than the Planck mass, the characteristic scale of quantum gravity. Where does this large nu... more »

What Motivates Young Westerners To Join The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A screenshot of an ISIS fighter taken from an official YouTube video. ISIS/YouTube *Max Fisher, VOX:* *Here's how a European ISIS recruit describes his murderous daily routine* *It is difficult to imagine oneself in the shoes of one of the young men or women who leave their homes to fight, pillage, and murder on behalf of ISIS, and no less difficult to imagine the experience of ISIS's recruits from far-off Western Europe. Why go? Why give up often-comfortable lives in peaceful communities for the horrors of combat and most likely death far away in Syria or Iraq?* *Journalist Ben... more »

Saudi Arabian Cleric justifies paedophilia

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
'"Scholars have agreed that it was permissible for fathers to marry off their young daughters, even if they are in the cradle," Sheik Fawzan wrote in his fatwa. "But it isn't permissible for their husbands to have sex with them unless they are capable of being placed beneath and bearing the weight of the men." He cited the example of the prophet's wife Aisha, who he said was wed at the age of six, but didn't have sex until she was nine.' I'll repeat part of that again: ' "... it isn't permissible for their husbands to have sex with them unless they are capable of being placed be... more »

Ramadi Refugee: "Our Own Tribal Sheikhs And Religious Clerics Backstabbed Us. May God Never Bless Them."

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*If left unchecked, forget Baghdad, ISIS will take Riyadh, and the Saudis will embrace them as liberators.* The people of Ramadi know who they got screwed by. It wasn't the wolves of the central government in Baghdad, but the wolves closer to home who opened the doors to the ISIS/Daesh scum. Now they're homeless in their own country and the corrupt authorities are giving them no time of day. Washington can claim all it wants that what it did in Iraq was a "nation-building" exercise, but the reality is that it has pursued a nation-destroying mission from day one, and it has been ver... more »

John Horgan Makes Christy Clark Look and Sound Like A Bumbling Stumbling Lying Bubblehead!

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
John Horgan TROUNCES Christy Clark in estimate debates on the office of the premier.. Christy Clark, as John Horgan pointed out,.....Christy Clark blathered, blustered, and told so many lies I lost track.. If the legislature was a court of law Christy Clark would have been hauled away and jailed for habitual perjury.. Listen carefully to the debate....Clark blustered about the BC NDP piling up debt in the 90`s... As John Horgan and many bloggers have pointed out....BC`s total debt in 2001 ..counting contractual obligations stood at $31 billion dollars... The debt today after 14... more »

Condominium title held in trust for purchaser

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
Simcoe Vacant Land Condominium Corporation No. 272 v. Blue Shores Developments Ltd., 2015 ONCA 378: (ii) The principles of real estate law give rise to an equitable interest [46] The common law has long recognized that a valid contract for the purchase and sale of land gives rise to a trust relationship, with the purchaser acquiring a beneficial interest in the property: Jessel M.R. summarized this principle in *Lysaght v. Edwards* (1876), 2 Ch. D. 499 at p. 506: [I]t appears to me that the effect of a contract for sale has been settled for more than two centuries …... more »

Northerntruthseeker On A Short Break

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Just to let everyone know that I am indeed on a short break. Personal and work business have taken their toll, and I am taking a few days to recuperate and recharge. I will be back very shortly. In the meantime, take a close look again at the great work put out by those I call 'The finest bloggers I know'. Their work and contributions to this battle is outstanding. I will be back shortly. Thanks for your patience. And as usual More to come NTS

Let's say you wouldn't be irresistibly drawn to a site called "New Tech City." Could there be a better name?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Out with the old . . .* *. . . and in with the new* *by Ken* Not long ago I was pleased to call attention to an interesting project undertaken by the New Tech City podcast-and-blog of New York's WNYC called "Bored and Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out," which was designed to help smarphone addicts wean themselves from their addiction by embracing, you know, the lost art of spacing out. It's true that I didn't do a whole lot of follow-up to see how the project worked out. The idea was for listeners-readers to share their experiences with the series of six challenges present... more »

It was good

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 day ago
Providing partial shade to greens with broadbeans is all right, but eventually this gets to be too much of a good thing, so I'm walking up and down with a pair of scissors, basically deadheading the beans. it's chop-and drop; the tops will join the grass clippings and straw as mulch. Here we have some black-seeded Simpson lettuce, which seems to be thriving with the beans. You may also find Red Sails, Forellenschluss, and Cracoviensis lettuces, as well as arugula, radishes, turnips, beets, mangels, two kinds of kale, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, spinach, Fordhook Giant chard, sever... more »

Behind-the-Scenes Out-Takes from the First Mission to the Moon

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Film - *A controversial documentary showcasing newly discovered behind-the-scenes out-takes from the first mission to the moon. The post Behind-the-Scenes Out-Takes from the First Mission to the Moon appeared first on Waking Times.

our common doom

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
“The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom” Clarence Darrow

Seminar: Economic Calculation Debate

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: [276464_137539366339987_1226509_n%255B2%255D.jpg]] Here’s what’s on tonight at the Auckland University Economics Group. Why not get along? You’ve heard of the Keynes-Hayek debate. You may have heard of the Cambridge Capital debates. In tonight’s seminar we examine the Economic Calculation Debate, perhaps the greatest yet least-known economic controversies of the twentieth century: Often referred to as the Socialist Calculation Debate, this argument drew in great thinkers from Vienna to Moscow, and from Warsaw to Chicago—and included at its climax a joke whose punchline was... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 28th May)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
David Cameron has dropped plans to block 10% (£7,000) rise in MPs' salaries The Prime Minister described the plan as ‘totally unacceptable’ when it was first put forward in 2013 by Ipsa. But government sources said yesterday that he had now abandoned plans to block the increase. Prime Minister's u-turn comes in the wake of protests from backbenchers. The decision means MPs will now almost

MENA Report ( May 27-28 , 2015 ) - Round Up Of Items On Nuclear Talks With Iran And P5 + ! , Syria - Iraq Regional War , Yemen Focus - Regional Proxy War , Libya In Focus

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Links.... *Syria Qaeda Chief Vows No Attacks Against West* *Iraq Offensive on Ramadi Stalls Amid Bombings* *Saudi Warplanes Kill 85 in Northern Yemen* *Militias See Quick Victory as Iraq Attacks Ramadi* *US Under-Reports Civilian Deaths in Syria Strikes* *Israel Seeks Enormous Military Aid Hike Over Iran* *Iraq Army Held 10-to-1 Advantage During Ramadi Defeat, Sources Say* *Obama Touts Iraq Arms, Says War Strategy Needs Rethink* *Shi'ite Militia Battle for Ramadi; 223 Killed Across Iraq* Homs in Syria Is Likely to Be ISIS's Next Great Temptation Syria Says Carries Out Deadly Air Raid... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Update 15:50 EST*: I am running late. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs, will be posted later this evening. I am finishing up on a project right now (quoting Bill Clinton .... I have to work to pay the bills). Blogging will be light for the rest of the day. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs, will be posted later in the day starting at 17:00 EST.

If you want to visit the museum on the site of Teddy Roosevelt's birth and boyhood, you'll have to wait a year

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Regardless of what the National Park Service says, Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace hasn't existed for nearly 200 years. For the next year, the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site -- on the site of TR's birthplace -- will be closed for renovation.* GRAMERCY -- Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace is getting a major renovation to upgrade its fire and electric systems and make the museum more ADA accessible, officials said. *-- the start of a DNAinfo NY report,* "Teddy Roosevelt's Birthplace Closing for $3.7M in Renovations" *by Ken* Since all things Roosevelt are hot now... more »

Another Hamas - Israel War This Summer?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Marc Schulman, Newsweek:* *Tel Aviv Diary: A Rocket Lands and There Is Talk of Another War* *For the past few months, there have been discussions (primarily in jest), that since summer was nearing, we would soon be engaged in another war.* *For most of us, this banter seemed like a joke. Suddenly, a short time ago, that “joke” became much more real. This evening our smartphones (and my son’s Apple watch) were going off with notifications of “red alerts.”* *Red alert sirens were sounded throughout the south of the country—including a city 30 miles south of Tel Aviv, where there ... more »

Syrian Forces Are Preparing To Abandon Their Positions In The Eastern Part Of The Country To The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NOW Lebanon:* *It looks like the Syrian military could withdraw from another front* *Reports have emerged that the Syrian regime has been preparing a military evacuation from Deir Ezzor after ISIS’ victory in Palmyra cut ground routes to the besieged city.“The Syrian regime is preparing to withdraw its forces in batches from Deir Ezzor,” as ISIS continues its offensive to seize the city, Alaraby Aljadeed reported Monday. A local media activist, identifying himself as Mujahid al-Shami, told the London-based daily that Damascus had begun to move military supplies out of a key ba... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"You can "dance" with the illusions of time and space, choosing your "steps" based upon things and events as they now are, or you can dance with your dreams, choosing your steps based upon things and events as they will be. And I bet you can guess which steps will perpetuate today's illusions, and which ones will change everything... Daily, in some small way, dance with your dreams." "Shall we?" The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Jets of streaming plasma expelled by the central black hole of a massive spiral galaxy light up this composite image of Centaurus A. The jets emanating from Cen A are over a million light years long. *Click image for larger size.* Exactly how the central black hole expels infalling matter is still unknown. After clearing the galaxy, however, the jets inflate large radio bubbles that likely glow for millions of years. If excited by a passing front, radio bubbles can even light up again after a billion years. X-ray light is depicted in the above composite image in blue, while microwav... more »

"Crabs in a Bucket"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"*Crabs in a Bucket"* by Sarah Robinson "When I was a little girl, I lived very close (and hour and fifteen minutes) to the Florida panhandle beaches. Which meant we spent a TON of time there. Early evening was one of my favorite times to walk the beach with my mom and my older brothers. We were all clean and fed and slightly sun weary but still desperate to be outside. So, we would grab flashlights, dip nets and a bucket and search the ocean’s edge for crabs. We would catch a bucket full in an evening and drag them back home where my mom or my grandmother would cook them up into s... more »

Industry delayed EU regulation of toxic chemicals- Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
The petrochemical industry - *big oil *- lobbied for the delay of the regulation of EDC's, the toxins that are chemical manipulating humanity and the entire planet. *EUobserver* A report out on Wednesday (20 May)* shows how industry lobbied EU institutions to kill regulation *on possible toxic chemicals used in everyday products. Drafted by Brussels-based Corporate Europe Observatory and by French journalist Stephane Horel, it shows how* big chemical trade associations and firms managed to prevent restrictions from 

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