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Friday, May 29, 2015

29 May - Blogs I'm Following

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China Watch 21, Is a War Between US and China "Inevitable"?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 3 minutes ago
"War is inevitable" between the US and China. That is one headline used by a China government-owned newspaper, which was used and quoted by other national and foreign media. This exclusive report by the CNN has fanned such story. I do not believe such probability of course. It is s vintage 1960s headline that persists until today. US vs Russia, East vs West Europe, North vs. South Korea, China mainland vs. Taiwan, etc. The more alarmism and panic created over the SCS/WPS territorial disputes, the easier for the public to say "Yes to more borrowings, more taxes to buy multi-bil... more »

"Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 minutes ago
“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” – Stephen King "These then are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact." - William James

'Crying Earth Rise Up' now available on DVD

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
prairie dust films & owe akupresent CRYINGEARTH RISE UPnow available on dvd http://cryingearthriseup.bigcartel.com Prairie Dust Films and Owe Aku are pleased to announce that Crying Earth Rise Up is now available on DVD, BluRay and Digital Download on our website (www.cryingearthriseup.com).  We also offer a downloadable screening toolkit, educational resources and

Protect Oak Flat Native Youth Concert May 30 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
OAK FLAT, Ariz. -- On Saturday May 30, 2015 to Sunday May 31, 2015 The Apache Stronghold will host a two day camp and conference to discuss the future actions and protection of sacred Oak Flat, Arizona entitled “Protect Sacred Oak Flat Conference & Apache Stronghold Spiritual Gathering.” Saturdays Protect Oak Flat events will begin at 11 a.m. with traditional Apache Songs and will then be lead

Migrant Trail Walk Completes Sonoran Desert Journey

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
12th Annual Migrant Trail Walk Arrives in Tucson 60 Participants Complete the Final Day of a 75- mile Journey through the Sonoran Desert Press Conference: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 11:30 AM Kennedy Park, Ramada #3, Tucson, Arizona  TUCSON, Ariz. --    On Sunday, May 31st, the twelfth annual Migrant Trail, a 75- mile walk from Sásabe, Sonora will arrive in Tucson, Arizona.  The event will

Musical Interlude: Ray Charles, "Imagine"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Ray Charles, "Imagine" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExHsrh0hH-w

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Connecting the Pipe Nebula to the colorful region near bright star Antares is a dark cloud dubbed the Dark River, flowing from the picture's left edge. Murky looking, the Dark River's appearance is caused by dust obscuring background starlight, although the dark nebula contains mostly hydrogen and molecular gas. *Click image for larger size.* Surrounded by dust, Antares, a red supergiant star, creates an unusual bright yellowish reflection nebula. Above it, bright blue double star Rho Ophiuchi is embedded in one of the more typical bluish reflection nebulae, while red emission neb... more »

"One Summer Night..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* "One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be s... more »

Chet Raymo, "Probing The Soul”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Probing The Soul”* by Chet Raymo “More than three centuries ago, Pascal said: "Man considering himself is the great prodigy of nature. For he cannot conceive what his body is, even less what his spirit is, and least of all how body can be united with spirit." Pascal lived at the dawn of the scientific era, but his words still ring true. We have sent spacecraft to the planets. We have listened to signals from the dawn of time. We have unraveled the mystery of starlight. We can even conceive what the body is. But the deeper human mystery remains: What is the spirit, and how is it u... more »

"Tell Yourself..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” - Louise Erdrich

The Latest in the Data Fraud Scandal

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
This blog mostly focuses on IR, but this story has implications for all doing social science, as the accuser at the center of the conversation asserts quite clearly. So, I am posting the latest and most thorough account of how this played out thus far here. There are many questions to ask, but the one […]

Now that Denny Hastert's secret is blown, does "Individual A" have to pay back the $1.7 million in payoff money?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Denny Hastert is reportedly telling friends, "I am a victim too." And so he is, after the original facts. The feds seem to have weighed his victimhood against his young victim's.* *by Ken* In time we'll presumably find out more about the moment when former House Speaker Denny Hastert realized he'd made a giant booboo. No, not the sexual misbehavior with a high school wrestler he coached -- though there's that, of course. But there doesn't seem to have been any moment when Denny suddenly realized he'd done something that could sink him in deep doodoo. No, I'm thinking of the momen... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

May 29: Why , oh, why?

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 3 hours ago
The big news from our editors who feel the pulse of the world and of our reporters is that a city smoking ban is getting a mixed reaction from bar owners. And a new sporting goods store opened for hundreds who had been standing in the parking lot for hours waiting for this blessed day. there's a big photo of them. One man, we are told, had driven 3 hours, and waited in the parking lot for 24 hours. Heck. All Jesus got was a few wise wise guys who showed up late. There is a story at the bottom of the page. But it's a very short one, and with no photo, It's about how the provincial ... more »

Zulu Girl

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
Zulu Girl 1951 Vladimir Tretchikoff

Live Turbulent Times Show TONIGHT At 8PM CDT (9PM EDT) On Blogtalk Radio

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
I am back.... It was a much needed break.... Yes, so much has been happening for this week, and again it always seems that all hell breaks loose the moment I take any type of short vacation.... There is so much to talk about, but before I get back into doing some articles, Whitewraithe and I decided to do a LIVE Turbulent Times show tonight on Blogtalk radio.... The subject of tonight's show will again be current events for at least the first hour, and then we will touch on the frauds of our medical system including Vaccines and the lies associated with Cancer and Cancer "treatment... more »

How Much Influence does Big Pharma have on Vaccine Safety Research?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Video - *Here's an interesting discussion about the conflict of interest with supposedly 'independent' sources that back the US Government's assertion that vaccines and autism are not related. The post How Much Influence does Big Pharma have on Vaccine Safety Research? appeared first on Waking Times.

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Have to take care of guests tonight. Blogging will return tomorrow morning. Sighhh .... its been a long week.

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Alive in Joy: Dispelling Drama"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Alive in Joy: Dispelling Drama"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Some people are so used to creating drama that a peaceful existence seems uncomfortable for them. There are scores of people in the world who seem to be magnets for calamity. They live their lives jumping from one difficult to the next, surrounded by unstable individuals. Some believe themselves victims of fate and decry a universe they regard as malevolent. Others view their chaotic circumstances as just punishments for some failing within. Yet, in truth, neither group has been fated or consigned to suffer. They ar... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Ivan Nechepurenko, Moscow Times:* *Putin Classifying Troop Losses Proves They're in Ukraine – Analysts* *Legal amendments introduced Thursday that classify as state secrets any losses sustained during peacetime special operations are further confirmation of Russia's direct involvement in the Ukraine conflict, legal and military experts told The Moscow Times.* *The amendments, signed by President Vladimir Putin, make "information disclosing the loss of personnel … during special operations in peacetime" a classified state secret.* *Putin has repeatedly denied any involvement of R...more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Ronin' (1998)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: *Ronin is a 1998 American spy thriller action film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, and Jonathan Pryce. Written by J.D. Zeik and David Mamet, the film centers on a team of hired operatives trying to steal a mysterious and heavily-guarded case while navigating a maze of shifting loyalties and alliances. The film is noted for its car chases through Nice and Paris.*

The Poet: Eugene O'Neill, "Free"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
* "Free"* by Eugene O'Neill "Weary am I of the tumult, sick of the staring crowd, Pining for wild sea places where the soul may think aloud. Fled is the glamour of cities, dead as the ghost of a dream, While I pine anew for the tint of blue on the breast of the old Gulf Stream. I have had my dance with Folly, nor do I shirk the blame; I have sipped the so-called Wine of Life and paid the price of shame; But I know that I shall find surcease, the rest my spirit craves, Where the rainbows play in the flying spray, 'Mid the keen salt kiss of the waves. Then it's ho! for the plunging deck o... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Dreams and Obsessions”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Dreams and Obsessions”* by Paulo Coelho “Your theory about every person could reach everything in life is really optimistic. But if the person tried once and was despaired and disappointed what is he going to do?” - Antoine Rigal, Lyon, France “There is sometimes a bit of confusion in regards to a passage in my book "The Alchemist": “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Some people sometimes want things that in the end won’t truly help them. Life is strange: the happier people can be, the unhappier they are. I have some friends that... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Remember basic mathematics, folks... Any number multiplied by zero is still, well, zero...

Former GOP Speaker Denny Hastert Was No Petty Criminal-- He Was A One-Man Major Crime Wave

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
John Laesch was one of the sharpest, most fearless and most dedicated congressional candidates Blue America ever got behind. John ran against powerful, unassailable Speaker of the House Denny Hastert in 2006 and again in 2008 (although Hastert was forced to resign from Congress as the campaign season started heating up). Noam Chomsky and Studs Terkel joined Blue America in the endorsement. Although Laesch won the primary against an Establishment Democrat (and with 66% of the vote!), Hastert won the general election 114,385 (60%) to 77.065 (40%), the DCCC giving Hastert a free pass ... more »

"Stupidity..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance” - William Gaddis "I know my own nation best. That's why I despise it the most. And I know and love my own people, too, the swine. I'm a patriot. A dangerous man." - Edward Abbey

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Marigny group sues city to stop CZO enforcement ~Richard A. Webster* * Meet the 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge Finalists ~Gambit*

All of Donbass is Family to Us

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
*Delivering aid to eastern Ukraine which has had the hell kicked out of them for the past year by the US-NATO backed Kiev junta....* By Yevdokiya Sheremetyeva (littlehirosima) Translated from Russian by J.Hawk I caught myself thinking that I'm not reporting about even half of those whom we are helping. These days we're mainly doing targeted aid. Earlier we were done in only a few days--we delivered most of the food to communal cafeterias and bomb shelters of Pervomaysk. Now, in addition to the old system which is still in place, we are painstakingly assembling lists of the most n... more »

Could The Islamic State Win?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*John McLaughlin, Washington Post*: *How the Islamic State could win* *Let’s think the unthinkable: Could the Islamic State win?* *I say “unthinkable” because, discouraged as everyone has become, most commentary stops short of imagining what an Islamic State victory in the Middle East would look like. The common conviction is that the group is so evil it simply must be defeated — it will just take time.* *But let’s test that proposition and think for a minute about what it would take for the group to win. What would success look like for the Islamic State? Essentially, it would amo... more »

A Map Of The World According To The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Swati Sharma, Washington Post:* *Map: The world according to the Islamic State* *The Islamic State had one of its most successful weeks recently with the capture of Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria. But another statement about the group is also quite disturbing: The militants established 10 networks outside of Iraq and Syria, according to the Soufan Group.* *What's more: These Islamic State strongholds are only the ones that the jihadists have publicly accepted as part of their growing caliphate. Several others have pledged allegiance to the group, but only these were actuall... more »

Calm Before The Storm As The Islamic State Prepares To Defend Ramadi Against An Iraqi Government Assault

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Shi'ite paramilitaries riding military vehicles travel from Lake Tharthar toward Ramadi to fight against Islamic state militants, west of Samarra, Iraq May 27, 2015. Reuters/Stringer *Reuters:* *Islamic State settles into Ramadi, but the lull unlikely to last* *The blind man with just one hand arrived at the main mosque in the centre of the Iraqi city of Ramadi at dusk on Wednesday, flanked by Islamic State fighters.* *When the evening prayer was over, the man, whose head was shrouded in black, delivered a speech to the faithful, hailing the Islamic State's capture of the capita... more »

“Parasitic Derivatives - One Quadrillion Dollars: Too Big to Understand”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Parasitic Derivatives - One Quadrillion Dollars: Too Big to Understand”* By David Hague “I recently returned from two weeks of ‘high level’ meetings with a group of Bankers [this is code for two weeks of subsidized debauchery with bankers] in Rome. As I sat at my desk, I was hoping to motivate myself to pursue a more chaste and pure existence. Unfortunately the Polar Vortex experienced by North America drained me of my good intentions. The bone chilling cold once again had me reaching for my trusty bottle of Jack Daniels for warmth and inspiration. My time in Rome had not been com... more »

“What's Coming Will Be Much Much Worse Than 2008”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“What's Coming Will Be Much Much Worse Than 2008”* by Phoenix Capital Research “I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men.” – Sir Isaac Newton, after losing a fortune in the South Sea bubble. “We've touched previously upon the “white elephant” in the room: that the biggest, most important bubble investors should worry about is in bonds, NOT stocks. Consider the following… The financial system is based on debt. US Treasuries, the benchmark for an allegedly “risk free” rate of return, is the asset against which all other assets are priced based on their re... more »

"Is The 505 Trillion Dollar* Interest Rate Derivatives Bubble In Imminent Jeopardy?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Is The 505 Trillion Dollar* Interest Rate Derivatives* * Bubble In Imminent Jeopardy?"* By Michael Snyder "In short, we're freaking doomed!" - The Mogambo Guru "All over the planet, large banks are massively overexposed to derivatives contracts. Interest rate derivatives account for the biggest chunk of these derivatives contracts. According to the Bank for International Settlements (the Rothschilds- CP), the notional value of all interest rate derivatives contracts outstanding around the globe is a staggering 505 trillion dollars.* Considering the fact that the U.S. national debt... more »

Crossed Wires? Reuters & Associated Press Present Conflicting Information on Proposed Iran Inspections

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 7 hours ago
A Reuters wire service dispatch published today on lingering IAEA questions about alleged past Iranian research ends with the following statement: Iran has ruled out any nuclear inspector access to its military bases, a position rejected by the Western powers. While the merits of the allegations about Iran's previous work remains suspect, this particular claim - that Iran is refusing to

The Economy: "A Peek into Our Personal Portfolio…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"A Peek into Our Personal Portfolio…"* by Bill Bonner Geneva, Switzerland - "We came to Switzerland to visit our money… Many years ago, we opened an account with one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious banks. Occasionally – usually in spring, when we can find white asparagus with cream sauce in the restaurants – we come to say hello. Yesterday’s reunion was neither filled with joy nor with disappointment. Our portfolio – Swiss francs, gold, and a few stocks – has gone up 2.5% so far this year. Not bad. Not good. Satisfactory. But you don’t use a Swiss account to make mon... more »

How Nutritious are Chia Seeds? This Will Surprise You

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Infographic - *With just a 1-ounce serving of chia seeds, you can get the nutrition of eating multiple servings of several other foods. Just check out this list! The post How Nutritious are Chia Seeds? This Will Surprise You appeared first on Waking Times.

Who you gonna call? Fact Checkers

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 8 hours ago
The Washington Post is doing some great work these days with their Fact Checker feature, which is digging into all kinds of "statistics" being thrown around out there to see where the figures come from and whether there's any truth to them. Think of it as the rhetoric version of that TV show Mythbusters. Today's myth-busting was around the "fact" that 300,000 U.S. children are at risk of sexual exploitation. Take a look at how they tested those figures and what they found out - fascinating stuff, and all of it underlining that we need to be very, very careful in deciding what to ... more »

Richard Doble and the Roswell Slides - Update

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
Yes, I know that I said I was done with the Roswell Slides but then I’ve published the comments by Tony Bragalia and Don Schmitt. I’ve heard nothing from Tom Carey and don’t personally know the others involved in this. However Richard Doble has issued a statement about the ongoing mess which might be of interest here. Although his comments mirror much of what he said during his Skype interview on May 5, he has recorded (or more accurately, Jaime Maussan has recorded) a new interview about the slides in which he says much of the same thing. You can see it on Curt Collins’ *Blue Blurr... more »

Socrates: One of my favourite philosopher

LeDaro at LeDaro - 9 hours ago
As a university student I never took a course in philosophy but I have great interest in philosophy. One of my favourite philosopher is Socrates. Here is an interesting quote:

There be Aliens

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
Whether you believe in UFO's or not is a moot point. Personally, I have my own opinions on that matter. The one thing both I and those UFO watchers share is the certainty of life out in space. Mathematically, when you realise how many galaxies there are, how infinite the universe is yet conversely small, for what is size but a man made creation, then the possibilities of extra-terrestrial life becomes abundantly clear. We are not alone. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Why Is Malaysia So Important to TPP? The Strait of Malacca

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*The Strait of Malacca connects the Pacific Ocean to the east with the Indian Ocean to the west (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* Because of an excellent catch by Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism, I think we can put the finger on why keeping Malaysia in the TPP is important to its proponents. Which may explain why Obama — after all, the first black president — is willing to turn a blind eye to slavery and the murder of trafficked humans. The Strait of Malacca is one of the most important shipping lanes on the planet. Reuters (my emphasis throughout): The 900-km long (... more »

All the news that's fit to bury on the Sports page

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
The latest stunt by the Palestinian Authority - an attempt to politicise football and get Israel chucked out of FIFA, much trailed by the BBC in recent days (on Radio 4 and the World Service especially) - has collapsed. According to Sky News (on its home page - 3rd main story), "The Palestinian football head says he doesn't want to play politics after backtracking on a motion to have Israel axed from FIFA." Oddly, the BBC News website - which is leading with the FIFA elections, now entering a second round - *doesn't* choose to highlight this story. It's not a story presently appe... more »

Islamic State Militants Have Seized A Major Libyan Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *Islamic State militants in Libya 'seize Sirte airport'* *Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in the city of Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.The news was announced by the group and by a Libyan militia that withdrew from the coastal city's airport on Thursday.Most of Sirte, former leader Muammar Gaddafi's hometown, fell to IS last week.In a statement, the group said it had also seized the Great Man Made River water project.The irrigation project, the world's largest, supplies fresh water to Libyan cities and ... more »

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Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 11 hours ago
Recognizing Genocide and Moving Toward Liberation: Not Counting Mexicans and Indians, Part II The mass media continues to discuss instances of police violence in this country as aberrations, bypassing the larger systems that drive them. This line of thinking actually contributes to the national crisis we are living - a crisis that goes beyond "human rights abuses." We are dealing with crimes against humanity, specifically perpetrated against the Black, Brown and Indigenous peoples and communities of this country. *Also see Part I: "Not Counting Mexicans or Indians": The Many Tentacl... more »

C-51 Hearings Starring the Recently Resigned Peter MacKay

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 11 hours ago
I've long had a healthy contempt for Peter MacKay. He just radiates entitlement and sleaze. He's an anti-democratic thug. His buffoonery when a reporter tried to ask him about the Colvin reports that he refused to share with Parliament but leaked to Christie Belchforth and Rosie DiMoron lowered him beyond all redemption. But reading his testimony at the C-51 hearings has given me more reason to despise him. This guy is just a mediocre bullshit artist who has grown confident due to the fact that abuses of power have allowed him to avoid a reckoning for his stupidity and deceit. So,... more »

When Genius Calls: The Six Qualities of an Extraordinary Life

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Brandon West* - We all have ideas and desires that are powerful and spontaneous. But how do we access them? The post When Genius Calls: The Six Qualities of an Extraordinary Life appeared first on Waking Times.

Has Russia Abandoned Two Of Its Soldiers In Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A man, according to Ukraine's state security service (SBU) is named Yevgeny Yerofeyev and is one of two Russian servicemen recently detained by Ukrainian forces, is examined by medics at a hospital in Kiev, Ukraine, May 28, 2015. Picture taken May 28, 2015. Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko *Reuters:* *Special Report: Russian fighters, caught in Ukraine, cast adrift by Moscow* *From his hospital bed in the Ukrainian capital, Russian fighter Alexander Alexandrov feels abandoned by his country, its leaders and even the local Russian consul.Alexandrov, 28, says he's a Russian soldier who ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Creates Criminals Bill: C-51'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
CREATES CRIMINALS BILL: C-51 Posted on May 29, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 29, 2015. Stephen Harper’s Bill C-51 outlaws radicalization of Islam, a religion. Rotinoshonni territory is being inundated by two opposite “longhouse” concepts, kaia’nereh:kowa and Handsome Lake. As the faithkeepers says: “Stay peaceful & pray!” kaia’nere:kowa, is the law of the land of

Subtle Energies: Ancient Knowledge Becomes Modern Science

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Dr. Rita Louise* - Are we, as human beings, really just glorified machines? The ancients didn't think so. The post Subtle Energies: Ancient Knowledge Becomes Modern Science appeared first on Waking Times.

The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
By Henry A. Giroux (Originally published in *Truthout* and reprinted with the kind permission of the author) *"Let's hope it isn't too late to listen, listen intently, carefully, minds open, hearts full. Let's hope." - James Baldwin.* In 1963, James Baldwin published an essay entitled "The Negro Child - His Self-Image," in The Saturday Review. Later celebrated as "A Talk to Teachers," his prescient opening paragraph unfolds with the following observation: Let's begin by saying that we are living through a very dangerous time. Everyone in this room is in one way or another aware o... more »

U.S. Formally Removes Cuba From Its List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times*: *U.S. Removes Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List* *WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday removed Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a crucial step in normalizing ties between Washington and Havana and the latest progress in President Obama’s push to thaw relations between the United States and the island nation.* *Secretary of State John F. Kerry rescinded Cuba’s designation as a terrorism sponsor at the end of a 45-day congressional notification period that began on April 14, when Mr. Obama announced his intention to remove Cuba fro... more »

Israel's Air Chief: Nothing Can Stop Our Air Force

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Photo*: Israel Air Force chief Amir Eshel (photo credit: Yossi Zeliger/Flash 90) *Defense News:* *Israel Air Chief: Nothing Can Stop Our Air Force* *S-300s to Iran "More a Strategic than an Operative Issue"* *Israel's top Air Force officer said Wednesday that Russian S-300 air defense systems, if or when deployed by Iran, would constitute more of "a strategic issue than an operative issue" because it would embolden Tehran to "even more aggressive" behavior.* *"It's a huge challenge," Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, Israel Air Force commander conceded, when asked about a May 26 announceme... more »

5 Cancer Myths Busted

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Dr. E. Dahl* - These facts about cancer are promoted as myths by the cancer industry. The post 5 Cancer Myths Busted appeared first on Waking Times.

Is the BBC biased in favour of assisted dying?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Over at *Conservative Woman*, Alistair Thompson has written a trenchant article about what he sees as a clear piece of BBC bias. It concerns the BBC's coverage of the death of Jeffrey Spector (54) at the Swiss Dignitas clinic - i.e. the BBC's reporting of what some call 'assisted dying' and others call 'assisted suicide'. Alistair is strongly against assisted dying. I'm not with Alistair on that at all, but his case against the BBC is interesting. He writes: Given this catalogue of horror, you might expect the BBC to present this case in a neutral and non-partisan fashion, but ... more »

Everyone Is Fleeing Oil's Biggest Fund

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
*"Smart money" is leaving crude oil... zero point energy on the horizon? -AK* http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-28/oil-fund-s-biggest-outflow-in-six-years-signals-rally-may-falter *Everyone Is Fleeing Oil's Biggest Fund* by Moming Zhou 1:01 AM CEST May 29, 2015 The biggest U.S. exchange-traded fund that tracks oil is heading for the largest two-month outflow in six years, raising concern that crude’s 30 percent rally may stall. Holders of the United States Oil Fund, known as USO, have withdrawn almost $1 billion so far in April and May, according to data compiled b... more »

We Need a More Robust Toxic Substance Control Act

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
As I mentioned on Tuesday, I attended a special conference on the Governance (and Ethics) of Emerging Technologies this week (here). The conference was absolutely fantastic. One of the speakers was Jeff Morris of the US EPA speaking on the US EPA GM/Symbio Algae Guidance Project. Mr. Morris stated that in the last 6 months the EPA has received more GM algae safety approval requests than ever before. The EPA regulates synthetic micro-organisms under the 1997 Biotech Rule: TSCA Biotechnology Regulations http://www.epa.gov/biotech_rule/pubs/biorule.htm actual document is here http:/... more »

Would someone please explain to me what the latest feminist outrage called "mansplaining" is...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
because I have beaucoup work to do outside before it gets hot and therefore, no time to look it up. Thank you in advance.

Daiichi in the Dark

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
It is raining at Daiichi, as evident from the Futaba cam view. However, what is odd is the total darkness over the site as viewed from the Futaba cam. I've never seen it so dark. Why did TEPCO turn off the lights? Comments describing the last hour made by Jackassrig at Enenews (here) are perplexing: - 5-29 21:24 Lights out at Fuku - JNN Blackout also.21:29 5-19 - Total fracking blackout 5-29 21:38 Raining at Fuku jackassrig Futa 21:59 5-29 Site lite up like a roman candle - 30 minutes later I check and site is totally dark

World News Briefs -- May 28, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA*: *FIFA President Calls for Unity in Face of Scandal * *FIFA President Sepp Blatter called for unity among members of football's governing body and promised to work to overcome its corruption scandal if he is re-elected.* *Addressing the 65th FIFA annual congress in Zurich, Switzerland ahead of the vote Friday, Blatter said that the events of this week “have cast a long shadow over football and this Congress” and appeal for concerted actions to “try and take it away,” aiming to restore “the reputation of football and FIFA.”* *MIDDLE EAST* Islamic State suicide attacks in *... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*VOA*:* Defense Chiefs Meet in Singapore Amid Rising Maritime Tension* *SINGAPORE - Defense chiefs from 26 countries gathered in Singapore Friday at a time of escalating tension in the South China Sea.* *The Shangri-La Dialogue, which runs through Sunday, occurs just days after the release of an assertive Chinese defense white paper and a blunt reaction from the top Pentagon official, leading to increased fears of a maritime clash between China and the United States.* *The annual security meeting in Singapore allows countries to discuss “how the tensions in the South China Sea mi... more »

Secret Service Test Out Spikes for White House Fence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *I know that we live in a very dangerous world .... but every year I always feel sad when I see access to our government and to our elected leaders becoming more limited and restricted.

French Defense Minister: 8 FREMM For The Navy Followed by 5 New Generation FTI Frigates

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 13 hours ago
[image: FS Provence (D652)]French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian detailed the naval part of the update to the French Military Planning Law today on a naval base in Brittany. The French Navy will receive 8 FREMM Frigates in total (while 11 of them were originally planned) and a new generation of frigates: the FTI (Frégate de Taille Intermédiaire or Midsize Frigate) which will start being delivered in 2023 for a total of 5 hulls. French Defense Minister explained during his speech today that the delivery of a FREMM Frigate to Egypt (the former Normandie originally intended for ... more »

Claim: North Korea Has 6,000 Hackers Who Are Able To 'Destroy Cities'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
REUTERS/KCNA *The Independent:** North Korea's hacker army 'could kill people and destroy cities', says defector who trained them * *Thousands of military hackers in North Korea could launch cyber attacks that could “kill people and destroy cities”, a defector has warned.* *Professor Kim Heung-Kwang saw his brightest computing students picked for Bureau 121 to become “cyber warriors” for Kim Jong-un before he fled the country in 2004.* *“The size of the cyber-attack agency has increased significantly, and now has approximately 6,000 people,” he told BBC Click. * *“The reason N... more »

SAME OLD STORIES: Encouraged to loathe the lesser evil!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015Part 5—Still evil after all these years:* If we lived in Putin’s Russia, or in the world of Winston Smith, the State Journalistic Mental Health Squad might take [Name Withheld] away. His letter appears in this morning’s Washington Post. His type of mental illness is clear—he can’t internalize the story-lines which are preferred by the Marcus Bruni Official Group Insight Brigade: LETTER TO THE WASHINGTON POST (5/29/15): Ruth Marcus noted in her May 24 op-ed column, “Clinton’s unseemly speechifying,” that people from whom Hillary Clinton takes money in exchange ... more »

The Cost of Endless War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago

EFN Asia 48: Report on "Free Market Environmentalism"

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
Last week, Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) participated at the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity 2015, with its own session about free market environmentalism, held last May 21 afternoon. Welcoming Remarks were given by *Rolf Mafael*, German Ambassdor to S. Korea, and *Siegfried Herzog *(speaking in this photo), FNF Regional Director for Southeast and East Asia, based in Bangkok, Thailand. Session speaker was *Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren*, President of the UN Environmental Assembly; Former Minister, Mongolia’s Ministry of Environm... more »

A Look Inside Russia's Internet Troll Factory

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Moscow Times:* *Soldier in Russia's Troll Army Sues Her Ex-Employer* *A former Internet "troll" who had been hired to promote political views online is suing her former employer in an attempt to draw attention to Russia's "information war" technologies, a news report said Friday.* *The grounds for the lawsuit filed by Lyudmila Savchuk, which is expected to be heard by a St. Petersburg city court next month, is the employer's failure to provide any labor contract or other paperwork supporting her hiring and eventual dismissal, Kommersant reported.* *Savchuk said she was fired afte... more »

"Views here my own and do not reflect BBC"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
At least some BBC journalists appear to take notice of blogs (though they may pretend otherwise). Senior BBC producer (BBC Business Unit) Louise Greenwood featured in a post here one week ago. She was the one who tweeted, "Hopefully that's the last we've heard of this lot", following UKIP's election results. She reappeared in a post from yesterday denouncing "spineless public servants locally & Whitehall". Overnight, she's deleted all of the tweets featured here at *Is the BBC biased? *and changed her profile from: to: As you'll have noticed, the flippant "etc" has been no... more »

Conservative "Bipartisanship" Means Contaminated Drinking Water In Streams And Lakes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
This week, you probably heard a lot of Democrats applauding the promulgation of a new rule by the EPA and Army Corp of Engineers meant to limit pollution in rivers, lakes and wetlands. Progressives may be angry with Obama over TPP but were overjoyed that he's moving ahead with this environmental promise. Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Raúl Grijalva, the ranking member on the House Natural Resources Committee and a top member of the Subcommittee on Water and Power, sent out a press release congratulating "the Obama Administration for bringing long-overdue clarity ... more »

Israeli Military: A Nuclear Iran Is Not Our Most Dangerous Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Israeli soldiers clean the barrel of a tank near the border with Lebanon January 20, 2015. Reuters/Baz Ratner *Zacharey Keck, National Interest*: *Israeli Military: Iran Is Not Most Dangerous Threat* *Israel’s military doesn’t consider Iran to be the greatest threat to the Jewish state, according to a new report.* *Earlier this week, the Jewish weekly, Forward, reported that the “Israel’s military General Staff and intelligence services are in the midst of a series of formal discussions” about the major threats facing the country. According to the report, the discussions— which a... more »

Media Awakens to South Side Lawsuit

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
a clip from Chalkbeat: Citing the historic U.S. Supreme Court case that led to integration of America’s public schools, a handful of Memphis parents and teachers are suing Shelby County Schools over a recent school closing, claiming that its students will receive an “inferior and unequal” education at the school to which they are being reassigned. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court, three teachers, family members of two students, and a community activist argue that test scores at South Side Middle School, which is in the process of being shuttered, outpaced those at Rivervie... more »

3D T Shirts

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
I am a T shirt lover. I think the branded T shirt is the perfect form of human expression and comfortable cover. Mountain T shirts has created a masterpiece.

More Doubts On The U.S. Air War Against The Islamic State Are Being Raised

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
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 Bruch/Handout/Files *Eli Lake, Bloomberg:* *U.S. Saw Islamic State Coming, Let It Take Ramadi* *The U.S. watched Islamic State fighters, vehicles and heavy equipment gather on the outskirts of Ramadi before the group retook the city in mid-May. But the U.S. did not order airstrikes against the convoys before the battle started. It left the fighting ... more »

President Obama Iraq Startegy Now Involves Forming Alliances With Extremist Shiite Militias

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Iraqi Shia paramilitary forces ride towards Ramadi, May 27, 2015. Photo: Reuters *Michael Crowley, Politico*:* To fight the Islamic State, Obama joins hands with Iran's proxies* *U.S. officials, stunned by the Islamic State’s gains, are making a risky bet on Shiite militias in Iraq.* *For weeks, the Obama administration insisted it was winning the war against the Islamic State, telling reporters that its pinpoint airstrikes and military advice were rolling back the terrorist group’s stunning territorial gains in Iraq.* *But now, Obama’s foreign policy team finds itself relying on... more »

Ontario Liberals turning Conservative

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Power flows from a barrel of money, and sometimes the public is left in a barrel going over Niagara Falls. There are so many ways the hydro sell off smells that it has to be a Conservative Turd. The gas plant scandal smelled like a payoff for the P3 companies. The Hydro sale has the potential to be the worst flaying of the public purse ever in Ontario. Its best to let a convicted con man explain it. In summary the math is not hard, and the sums stink for the taxpayer. I still cling to the wild hope that behind this is the realization that big power distribution is going to be obsol... more »

More Evidence Emerges On China's MIlitary Buildup In the South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. Photo: Reuters *Reuters*: *U.S. says China has placed mobile artillery on reclaimed island* *The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea, a development that Republican Sen. John McCain called "disturbing and escalatory."* *Brent Colburn, a Penta... more »

Age Of Autism Video - I Am The 88 And I Am The One

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
*For more information, please visit:* *Age Of Autism*

Soda Can Bracelets

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourSummer #CollectiveBias At least once a month, my daughter and I spend a night crafting away. We love to make jewelry and other fun projects that she can proudly wear and tell everyone that she made it. I have been saving Coke cans for years with the intention of turning them into something fun and wearable and this last week we made these darling ribbon and Coke can bracelets. The ruffled one is my absolute favorite, I am going to have to make another one that is big en... more »

The Wright Thing

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/ The Duffy trial is about to resume. The question hanging over the proceedings is: What will Nigel Wright say when he takes the stand? Michael Harris writes: It is doubtful that Nigel Wright will endorse [Donald] Bayne’s argument that the demonizing of Duffy was a “fraud, a fiction and a lie.” But will he cover for the prime minister? People who know Wright say he will not. For one thing, he’s a lawyer who understands the oath and, at the best of times, uses language like a man defusing a bomb. This is ... more »

The CERN Conspiracy - Anthony Patch with Canary Cry Radio (May 07, 2015)

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
*[ a very interesting, and probably important, interview about CERN and the possible/probable occult intentions to use it for bringing in dimensional changes to this world . . ]* The DAY OF THE LORD is a future time when God will dissolve and recede the heavens like a scroll, when the barrier between the spiritual, and the physical world will be no more. While this will usher in God’s wrath on earth, there are some today who are attempting to pierce the veil with very large, and expensive machines. If you’ve been following Gonz’ YouTube channel,Facelikethesun, you’d know that... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“You chose your dreams for the journeys they'd make possible, and you knew when you chose them there'd be obstacles, crises, and young souls who'd stand in your way. They exist by design. To tempt you, lure you, test you. So that you can come back, prevail, rise above, and rock on. And ultimately to convince you of your awesomeness. They're part of the plan. There've been no mistakes. All is supremely well. These are the days, mid-adventure, that will mean the most to you. And some of those young souls will forever remember the gift of your paths crossing.” “Enjoy the journey,” ... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up, 5/29/15"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up, 5/29/15"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "There are three hot spots in the world where war could break out. Tensions continue to be high in the Ukraine crisis. The U.S. is continually beefing up supplies and help to Eastern Europe. There are military drills happening on land and in the air with NATO. Likewise, the same type of drills are happening with Russian military. Iraq is a mess with gains being made by ISIS and counter attacks by the Iraqi military and Shia militia. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the Iraqis outnumber ISIS but “lack the will to ... more »

The Arcturians: AN UNEXPECTED CONVERSATION

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.it/2015/05/an-unexpected-conversation-with.html THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015 *An Unexpected Conversation with the Arcturians* 5-28-15 WITH THE ARCTURIANS *Dearest Suzille,* *Your resonance has expanded into a higher frequency, but your conscious awareness has not yet flowed into that portal of your SELF because your consciousness has not yet fully occupied that resonance.* *You higher consciousness flowing into your earth vessel and the consciousness that now resonates to your earth vessel do not YET intermingle. Therefore, what is occurring is that you ... more »

Cleveland Cops Promise to Stop Pistol-Whipping People After DOJ Exposed their Dangerous Habit

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
image: http://tftppull.freethoughtllc.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Cleveland-Cops-Promise-to-Stop-Pistol-Whipping-People-After-DOJ-Exposed-their-Dangerous-Habit.jpg Cleveland Cops Promise to Stop Pistol-Whipping People After DOJ Exposed their Dangerous Habit By John Vibes on May 27, 2015 Cleveland, Ohio – The Cleveland Police Department has recently been under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department after a number of high-profile police murders have taken place in the city in a short period of time. One disturbing police practice in Cleveland that the investigation... more »

Willis Carto: Champion of the American Right

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 17 hours ago
Despite certain fallacious assumptions, particularly regarding the veracity of the official "Holocaust" narrative of WWII and the purported diabolical nature of Adolf Hitler and National Socialist Germany, George Michael's detailed biography of Willis Carto's life, political activities, and publishing endeavors is commendably balanced and written in an extremely scholarly fashion, with literally hundreds of end notes coupled with an extensive bibliography. The details and facts provided throughout the book are painstakingly documented, providing a thorough and all encompassing overv... more »

Solar Sisters: How This "Avon Lady" Model Of Solar Distribution Has Taken Off

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3046247/hows-that-working-out-for-you/solar-sisters-how-this-avon-lady-model-of-solar-distribution-h?partner=rss *Solar Sisters: How This "Avon Lady" Model Of Solar Distribution Has Taken Off* *Women are earning side income from the project and spreading solar products in areas where power is lacking, but Solar Sister as an organization still relies mostly on philanthropic support.* Solar Sister is a social business that uses an "Avon Lady"-type model to distribute solar equipment in Africa. It's been operating for more than five years and now works wi... more »

Professional football sickened by FIFA’s culture of greed

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'THE world of professional football has expressed its outrage at the 'sickening' greed of FIFA officials. Players and managers said football was about perfecting a beautiful game and to pursue money so crudely was extremely distasteful. Wayne Rooney, who is paid £50 per match plus his bus fare at Manchester United, said: "I train every day and then go home to my little terraced house, meanwhile while these FIFA guys are buying huge mansions. "They're driving around in Bentleys while me and my wife Coleen look through the Littlewoods catalogue at all the things we would like to buy... more »

Breaking News!! BDS Defeat at Washington Supreme Court, May 28, 2015

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
' Breaking News!! BDS Defeat at Washington Supreme Court, May 28, 2015 May 28, 2015, StandWithUs is thrilled to share the news that, in a major setback to the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) campaign, this morning the Washington State Supreme Court held, by a vote of 9-0 that a lawsuit can proceed against Olympia Food Co-op board members, challenging their 2011 decision to boycott Israeli products.' More good news here http://www.standwithus.com/news/article.asp?id=3981

Economic News and Views ( May 29 , 2015 ) -Broader Europe Updates ( Ferro Morning Note , Gazprom Comment on Ukraine Gas Debt , Ukraine offers coupon cuts - 10 year extension on debt , Swiss Economy Shrinks , UBS/ Julius Baer / Bank Hapoalim Involved in FIFA Scandal , G-7 Items , Spain Items of Interest , EFSF 30 YR Spread To Bund Explodes , Additional items of note ) ...... Greece Updates and Items of Interest ( Creditor Talks Items - internal and external to Greece , Varoufakis comments of the day , Bank Data items of note , Odds and Ends )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Tweets.... FYI- More tweets intraday at tweet feed .... Broader Europe... *The Moscow Times* ‏@MoscowTimes 39m39 minutes ago #*Russia*'s Gazprom Says Ukraine's Total Gas Debt is $29.5 billion http:// tmt-go.ru/522583 #*news* **Russian Market* ‏@russian_market 8m 8 minutes ago Ukraine offers coupon cuts, 10-year extension. - Oops [image: Embedded image permalink] **Russian Market* ‏@russian_market 25m 25 minutes ago I think Ruble is reacting to yesterday's Poroshenko debt moratorium announcement. #*USDRUB* 53.21 Ukraine bonds -2.11% *Jonathan Ferro* ‏@FerroTV ... more »

New Boeing Avionics Facility to Enhance ROKAF Readiness, Affordability

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: ROKAF F-15K Eagle]Boeing today formally opened a new avionics maintenance and repair center in the Yeongcheon Industry District of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone. The 10,000 square-foot facility will test and repair aircraft electrical systems, reducing repair times and yielding significant inventory cost savings for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). The new facility underlines both Boeing’s growing role as a global enterprise and its participation in the growth of the domestic Korean aerospace sector. “This facility will enhance readiness of the ROKAF’s F-15K fl... more »

Russian MiG-31 Successfully Downs Cruise Missile in Military Drills

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: MiG-31 Foxhound]A Russian MiG-31 (Foxhound) interceptor successfully downed a cruise missile that was fired by a Tu-95MS (Bear) strategic bomber over the Pemboi Range in Russia’s northwestern region, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Central Military District’s press service said Thursday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The aircraft are taking part in snap combat readiness drills in the Republic of Komi. “The cruise missile was destroyed at an altitude of 300 meters above the ground from a distance of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the target.” Source

Northrop Grumman, US Army Achieve Ballistic Missile Intercept in Inaugural Flight Test

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation took a significant step toward the objective for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) when a ballistic missile was destroyed using the IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS) in its first flight test. "Working together with the Army, we will deliver with IBCS a fully netted system providing a single, unambiguous view to enable any-sensor, best-shooter capability," said Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager, integrated air and missile defense division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "Today's successful intercept test d... more »

Russia Stations Iskander Missiles in Kaliningrad: NATO Cries Wolf

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: 9K720 Iskander-M]The deployment of Iskander-M missile complexes in Kaliningrad will “fundamentally change the balance of security in Europe,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during a speech at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies on Wednesday. Stoltenberg described Moscow’s actions as “unjustified, destabilizing and dangerous” while adding that the alliance did not wish to deepen its confrontation with Russia. In Moscow President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov dismissed the NATO chief’s words about Moscow allegedly... more »

Airbus admits 'assembly quality problem' after A400M crash

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Airbus A400M refuelling Eurocopter EC725]Analysis of the flight recorders of the A400M which crashed in Spain on May 9, killing four, indicated there were no structural faults but assembly quality problems, a senior Airbus executive said in a newspaper interview to appear on Friday. "The black boxes confirm it. There was no structural fault, but we have a serious final assembly quality problem," Airbus group's chief of strategy Marwan Lahoud told the German daily Handelsblatt after receiving the first results of the analyses of the flight recorders. In a statement released a... more »

General Dynamics Delivers Software Update for AV-8B Harrier II Jet Mission System Computers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AV-8B Harrier]General Dynamics Mission Systems' Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACETM) team delivered the third software release to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The software upgrades are loaded into the mission system computer (MSC) in AV-8B Harrier II aircraft used by the U.S. Marine Corps. The software release, using the FACE Technical Standard, provides improved functionality for faster, less expensive integration of MSC applications. General Dynamics received the contract to upgrade AV-8B Harrier's MSCs with the next-generation FACE Infrastruct... more »

Slow-moving fighter jet blocks Autobahn traffic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
A damaged Eurofighter plane being pulled by a truck along the autobahn was so wide that it blocked three lanes of traffic on its way to being repaired in Bavaria on Thursday, drawing the ire of fellow drivers. The supersonic fighter jet's wingspan of more than eleven meters was so large that other cars could not overtake it along the A9 autobahn. And the truck hauling the plane along the autobahn could only travel at between 50 and 60 kilometers per hour due to the heavy load. Read more

UK and US military test F-35B Lightning II jets at sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
A group of Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel are currently at sea onboard USS WASP, joining American colleagues in the latest F-35B Lightning II fast jet trials. It's hoped it will give the RAF a true multi-role all weather, day and night capability which is able to operate from well-established land bases, deployed locations or the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. The Royal Navy’s vision for tactical integration of the F-35B into their current arsenal is similar to the Marine Corps’ plan to integrate the F-35 with legacy aircraft, such as the AV-8B Har... more »

PEO Carriers: Advanced Arresting Gear Delays Won’t Stop Ford From Delivering On Time

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)]The program executive officer for aircraft carriers told USNI News he is confident the carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will deliver on time despite delays in the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) program. Rear Adm. Tom Moore said Thursday that the AAG setbacks created about four to six weeks of schedule pressure to the ship, but he is striving to make up that time. Moore said in March that the General Atomics-built component had a design flaw, but the solution that has been implemented seems to be working well, he told USNI News. Read more

Clear as mud

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
From a Twitter post by Dylan Ratigan

Indigenous aircraft carrier to be ready by 2018: Navy chief

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: INS Vikrant]Indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant would be ready by 2018, Navy chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan said on Thursday. "The indigenous aircraft carrier will be ready by 2018," Dhowan told reporters after the conclusion of the Naval Commanders' Conference here. INS Vikrant, a 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier, is under construction at the Cochin Shipyard. It is the first aircraft carrier to be designed by the Directorate of Naval Design of the Indian Navy. Read more

Modernized Cruiser Chancellorsville Leaving for New Homeport in Japan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS Chancellorsville (CG-62)]The guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) departed San Diego today for its new homeport of Yokosuka, Japan, rejoining the Forward Deployed Naval Forces and bringing an improved anti-air warfare capability to the Asia-Pacific region. Chancellorsville was the first cruiser to receive its Aegis Baseline 9 upgrade, undergoing the modernization work in 2012 and extensive testing in 2013 and 2014. The upgrade allows better command and control through the Navy Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) system and better fire power thro... more »

Would The Last True Leader In White House Have Signed The TTP Or TTIP Agreement?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
Would President John F. Kennedy have signed the TTP OR TTIP Agreements?

Sweden And Denmark Build Closer Defense Ties As Russian Threat in Baltic Rises

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HDMS Niels Juel, HMS Helsingborg & HMS Nykoeping]Denmark and Sweden have announced that they will develop closer defense ties, just as both face increased Russian military activity in the Baltic and Nordic regions. The cooperation, announced at a joint press conference in Copenhagen on Wednesday, could see the two countries share air and maritime surveillance information during peacetime, even though Denmark is a member of NATO and Sweden is a neutral country. "We have a long tradition of military cooperation between Denmark and Sweden,” said a joint statement from the Swe... more »

A first for IAF: Anti-ship Harpoon missile fired from fighter jet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: IAF Jaguar]The Indian Air Force launched an anti-ship Harpoon missile from a fighter plane for the first time at a pre-designated target in the Arabian Sea last week. The missile, built by US defence giant Boeing, was launched on May 22 from a Jaguar maritime strike fighter that flew 200 nautical miles off the west coast to carry out the mission, a source said. The fighter belonged to the IAF’s maritime strike squadron based at the Lohegaon airbase outside Pune. The Jaguar was refuelled midair during the mission, the source added. An official confirmed it was the “first liv... more »

UK says rejects whistleblower's warning over nuclear submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Astute class SSN]The united kingdom Britain has finished an interrogative right into a whistleblower’s charges that is actually its nuclear-armed submarines have huge intrusion problems and is actually glad no retreat cracks have transpire, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Thursday. Able Seaman William McNeilly unveil an extended file over the internet previously and this month by which he explained Britain’s Trident nuclear defending product was in fact defenseless its foes and possibly disturbing twists of fate due to security breakdowns. “Neither the working effi... more »

Once again the BBC's dhimmi attitude in action

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
This BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32925948 leaves me in no doubt where the BBC stand on the matter in question: against Pamela Gelled. But it's this paragraph that annoys me for the usual reason. 'Transport officials in Washington DC have blocked plans by an American free speech pressure group to have a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad displayed on the subway.' It's the use of the phrase 'the Prophet Muhammad'. He's the Islamic Prophet not anybody else's. The BBC don't describe Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, why the difference?

Omar Kadhr: Out from the Shadows...a documentary review

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 22 hours ago
*UPDATE: May 29, 2015 *Here is an opinion piece on the documentary from the *Toronto Star*. I believe the hardest part of Kadhr's adjustment will come when he attempts to come to terms with the *truth about 9/11*...the event that propelled him into a war zone that killed his father. When he realizes that 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by monstrous elements in the US Government, military and the Mossad...that's when the true test of his courage to overcome adversity will take place. *Omar Kadhr, Canadian* When you see Omar Kadhr's broken little body, lying twisted and half bu... more »

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Drone Strikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Politico*:* Poll: Americans overwhelmingly support drone strikes* *The American public overwhelmingly supports drone strikes that target extremists in countries like Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, a new poll from Pew found.* *Fifty-eight percent of respondents expressed approval of U.S. drone strikes, while only 35 percent disapproved. This included nearly three-fourths of Republicans, slightly more than half of Democrats and 56 percent of independents.* *Only 48 percent of respondents said they were “very” concerned that drone strikes could endanger innocent civilians — another 3... more »

Top Commander Of Tajikistan’s Special Forces Has Joined The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Gulmorad Halimov's relatives say he disappeared on April 23 after telling his wife he would be traveling on business for three days *Washington Post*: *The U.S.-trained commander of Tajikistan’s special forces has joined the Islamic State* *In late April, the chief of an elite police unit in Tajikistan disappeared. Relatives said Col. Gulmurod Khalimov, who commanded the Tajik Interior Ministry's special forces, had gone on a business trip. Other rumors suggested he had vanished after falling out with colleagues at a high-level meeting.* *Now, there appears to be more clarity: Kh... more »

Top U.S. Army General Is Open To The Idea Of Embedding US Troops With Iraqi Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Gen.Ray Odierno *Defense One*: *US Army Chief Opens Door To Embedding US Troops With Iraqi Forces * *After the fall of Ramadi, the Iraqi Security Forces need military and political leadership, Gen. Raymond Odierno says.* *The U.S. military should continue training and advising Iraqi Security Forces to fight Islamic State militants, but American combat troops should not be deployed, Gen. Raymond Odierno, the U.S. Army chief of staff said Thursday.* *Odierno, speaking at a Defense Writers Group breakfast, said he is okay with more Army trainers deploying to Iraq, and even to accomp... more »

Chocolate helps weight loss, a hoax

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
Health and dietary science is clearly one of the softest disciplines out there but sometimes, one may still be surprised that it's softer than he has thought. The story is the following: Exactly two months ago, media in 20 countries brought their fat readers good news. Scientists have found out that you may accelerate your weight loss if you eat chocolate with lots of cocoa on a daily basis. The most important article for masses appeared in Der Bild, Europe's highest-circulation journal: Wer Shokolade isst, bleibt schlank! The supertitle said "Diese Studie schmeckt uns" i.e. "Thi... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Planet of the Clans'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Tactical nuclear weapon

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

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*FRIDAY UPDATE: Sepp Blatter reelected sheik of FIFA!* *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 i... more »

The Beauty and Grace of Acro Yoga

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Fremont, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

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