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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

5 May - Blogs I'm Following

English: Tram in Pyongyang, North Korea in 2007.English: Tram in Pyongyang, North Korea in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Kumsusan Memorial PalaceKumsusan Memorial Palace (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Tomb of King Tongmyong, Pyongyang, No...English: Tomb of King Tongmyong, Pyongyang, North Korea (259-298BC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Pyongyang Metro, DPRK, Puhŭng (부흥) st...English: Pyongyang Metro, DPRK, Puhŭng (부흥) station Français : Le métro de Pyongyang, en Corée du Nord. Station de Puhŭng (부흥). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - No Smoking

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 29 minutes ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click *HERE* for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourag... more »

A Rare Look Inside North Korea's DMZ

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 29 minutes ago
*CNN:* *Threats, tension and a history lesson: Rare look inside North Korea's DMZ* Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN)A barren road takes us to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea. *Most visitors see it from the South Korean side, however we're on the North Korean side looking south.Our guide, Junior Lt. Colonel Nam Dong Ho, calls it "the most tense place on the planet."He's one of North Korea's standing army of more than one million soldiers. Nearly three-quarters of them are stationed close to the Demilitarized Zone, also known as the DMZ.* *WNU Editor*: I v... more »

May 5: The meaning of ethics in journalism.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 30 minutes ago
"Events centre needed, council told" "He spoke as an ordinary citizen,..." But, we learn, he was not an ordinary citizen. He was a (drumroll) real estate salesman. And we are told he said simply "...this is good for the province." That word 'simply' is an opinion, and the reporter's opinion should not be part of a story. Much worse is that use of that word to set the tone - a simply, ordinary citizen." And so it goes on, all just as good. This, with its banner headline, is the lead story under a banner headline for this day in Moncton. And the story goes referring to "this citizen"... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 43 minutes ago
“NGC 660 is featured in this cosmic snapshot, a sharp composite of broad and narrow band filter image data from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea. Over 20 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. The bizarre-looking configuration could have been caused by the chance captur... more »

Chet Raymo, “Quiet Desperation”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 43 minutes ago
*“Quiet Desperation”* by Chet Raymo "As I type this, I am sipping a cup of Green Mountain Vermont Country Blend Decaf and nibbling an Entenmann's Ultimate Cinnamon Pastry Twister. Just thought you'd want to know. Do you also want know where I am? What I'm wearing? I would tell you, but by the time you read this I will surely be somewhere else, and wearing something different. And you want to know the circumstances of my life in real time, don't you? Of course you do. What I need is a wi-fi enabled coffee cup that will post what I'm drinking on Twitter or Facebook, even as I drink. ... more »

New Awareness for a New Earth: Paradigms and Culture Minds

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Brendan D. Murphy* - New paradigms are in the making—culture is being civilized (transformed) in a way that few generations on this Earth have ever had the opportunity to witness. The post New Awareness for a New Earth: Paradigms and Culture Minds appeared first on Waking Times.

How Austrian was Frank Knight?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n] Here’s your update on tomorrow evening’s seminar from our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group. This week they’re talking Frank Knight and asking … *Was Frank Knight an Austrian Economist?* On uncertainty, entrepreneurship and the firm --- not to mention his rejection of positivism and populism -- Knight was on the same page as the Austrians; but on capital,productivity and time preference he was anything but. Frank Knight was among the most important economists of the interwar period. As a theorist he was best known for his d... more »

The Pentagon Has Finally Admited That Civilians Were Killed During U.S. Led Air Strikes Against Islamic State Targets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour 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) *Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast:* *Exclusive: Pentagon Admits Anti-ISIS Strikes Killed Civilians* *For months, officials have said a relentless bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria isn’t killing innocents. But now an internal military investigation concludes otherwise.An internal military investigation has concluded that two civilians were kill... more »

"Things That Matter..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Nanoparticles In Food and Water Found to Alter Gut Microbiome

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Heather Callaghan* - Nanotechnology - that is, metal oxide particles* such as titanium dioxide - are increasingly used in the commercial food supply... The post Nanoparticles In Food and Water Found to Alter Gut Microbiome appeared first on Waking Times.

Did Israel Give A 'Secret Thumbs-Up' To Russia In Its Missile Sale To Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Moscow Tuesday. Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Reuters *Bloomberg:* Russian Missile Sale to Iran Involves Unseen Deals With Israel *Last month, when President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced plans to sell a powerful anti-missile system to Iran before the lifting of international sanctions, Israel was quick to join the U.S. in expressing shock and anger.* *But behind the public announcements is a little-known web of arms negotiations and secret diplomacy. In recent years, Israel and R... more »

Ian Welsh looks at the hankering of 57 percent of "East" Germans for the days of the Communist dictatorship

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*OMG, Martin Ritt's film adaptation of John Le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold turns 50 this year. Can it really be that long since the days when British spy Alec Leamas (played in the film by Richard Burton) crossed into the German Democratic Republic to burrow his way into the dreaded Stasi? Now, we're told, ex-East Germans look back at the days of the GDR as the good old days.* *"Triumphalism of the 'we've won, so we don't have to treat the population well' variety may well yet bite capitalists, and all of us, hard."* *-- Ian Welsh* *by Ken* The other day Ian Welsh of... more »

“Thoughts That Win”; "Afformations: Change Your Life!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Thoughts That Win”* by Medical Express “Back in high school, on the soccer field, poised to take a crucial penalty kick, "I always had a lot of thoughts going on in my head; I think most people do" says sports psychologist Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis. "I was setting the ball and planning my shot; I was the captain and never missed those types of shots; then I had that thought striking me that it was not going to be good. I knew I was going to miss," he recalls, "and I did miss." Even then, he could see that his mind had a big effect on his body. From these unhappy experiences evolved...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Derek Mahon, "Everything Is Going to Be All Right"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Everything Is Going to Be All Right"* "How should I not be glad to contemplate the clouds clearing beyond the dormer window and a high tide reflected on the ceiling? There will be dying, there will be dying, but there is no need to go into that. The poems flow from the hand unbidden and the hidden source is the watchful heart. The sun rises in spite of everything and the far cities are beautiful and bright. I lie here in a riot of sunlight watching the day break and the clouds flying. Everything is going to be all right." ~ Derek Mahon, "Collected Poems"

“The Dead Man Who Wore Pajamas”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Dead Man Who Wore Pajamas”* by "I remember reading a piece of news on the Internet that a man was found dead in Tokyo on 10 June 2004, dressed in his pajamas. So what? I imagine that most people who die wearing their pajamas either a) died in their sleep, which is a blessing, or b) were in the company of their relatives or on a hospital bed – death did not come quickly, so they all had time to grow used to “the undesirable one,” as Brazilian poet Manuel Bandeira called it. The news goes on: when he died, he was in his room. So, the hospital hypothesis is out and we are left ... more »

U.S. Congress Obstructs Peace in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
*How the Senate Armed Services Committee Is Undermining Minsk II* *A peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine may be at risk* By James Carden The Nation On April 28 three European foreign ministers—Serbia’s Ivica Dačić, Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Switzerland’s Didier Burkhalter—met in their capacities as members of the OSCE’s Ministerial Troika to discuss the latest developments in eastern Ukraine. According to the OSCE, the foreign ministers “reiterated that [the Ukraine] crisis can be resolved only through peaceful means and that the political process in that regar... more »

Iran's Military Chief Vows No International Inspections Will Be Permitted On Military Sites

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi. Press TV *Tehran Times*: *Iran insists it won’t let inspection of military sites * *TEHRAN – The commander of Iran’s Armed Forces chief of staff has cautioned the Iranian nuclear negotiators against letting Western powers impose any limitation on Iran's conventional defense power.* *This is a wrong impression by the enemies of the Iranian nation to think that they can entitle themselves to being introduced into Iran's defense sphere, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi wrote in an open lette... more »

The Whanau Ora scam

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
The Auditor General has cast his eye over Whanau Ora and declared, It was not easy to describe what it is or what it has achieved. We could not get a consistent explanation of the aims of the initiatives in Whānau Ora from the joint agencies or other people that we spoke to. So far, the situation has been unclear and confusing to many of the public entities and whānau. The aim with any good scam is to make it unclear and confusing, so no surprises there. What is surprising is that Auditor General appears so surprised to stumble across a scam so successfully pulled off out in ... more »

Graphs On Violence In Iraq 2014-2015

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 4 hours ago
Although there have been some spikes due to Islamic State offensives or government campaigns the number of dead and wounded have been going down since the peak during the summer of 2014. The number of dead and wounded have recently been almost even with even more deaths in March 2014 then injured. That points to the press not adequately covering the entire country, but more importantly the government not reporting casualties. Wounded are usually two to four times higher than deaths. The average number of attacks per day has actually been going down since the start of 2014. ... more »

MENA Report ( Plus Afghanistan ) - May 5 , 2015 - Iraq / Syria Regional War in focus ..... Yemen in focus ...... Iran Nuclear Talks in focus ...... Afghanistan peace talks with Taliban in focus ..... Libya in focus !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Links..... *First Saudi Ground Troops Arrive in Yemen* *Iraqi Troops Surrounded as ISIS Advances* *Taliban Meets Afghan Officials, Demands NATO Pullout* *Aid Groups 'Alarmed' by Saudi Attacks on Yemen Airports* *Yemen's al-Qaeda Takes Hands-Off Approach in Seized City* *Al-Qaeda Suicide Bomber Attacks Syrian Capital, Wounds General* *Al-Qaeda-Led Rebels Pound Syrian Army Positions on Lebanon Border* US Defends Cluster Bomb Transfers Saudi-Led Alliance Mulls Partial Truces in Yemen: Statement Baiji Refinery in Peril, 106 Killed Across Iraq Set to Begin, US Plan for Syrian Rebel... more »

Will Israel Consult The U.S. Before Launching An Attack On Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
John Kerry interviewed by Israel's Channel 10, May 3, 2015 (Channel 10 screenshot) *Times of Israel/AP*: *Kerry: I don’t believe Israel would hit Iran without consulting us first* *In Israeli TV interview, US secretary insists emerging deal will ‘protect Israel'; PM: ‘It will endanger Israel and the world’US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to calm Israeli worries over an emerging nuclear deal with Iran in an interview aired Sunday, dismissing some concerns as brought on by “hysteria” over the possible agreement. Speaking to Israel’s Channel 10 television, Kerry said the... more »

life is now during wartime:know your role

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
We all need descriptions in the future. Just like today no one is happy unless they have the proper label. Deliriously unaffected working for the above seriously in the know but taking money from above solid citizen working for the government solid citizen working for the man at less wages with no pension or benefits generally fucked by wage slavery and lack of world class housing or water ask the children in the Ukraine how standing up for non Russia made a better parade in real life today not a half century away if at all. we got to take what we have and treasure it because its our li... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
A Free Syrian Army fighter covers his ears as his fellow fighter fires a weapon during clashes with forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo, April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Hosam Katan *Noah Bonsey, Reuters: There will be no winners in Syria’s war, but there can be an end* *Whatever the Assad regime and its opponents may think, no side is heading toward military victory in Syria. On its current trajectory the war will worsen, with the already devastating death toll accompanied by increasing trans-border radicalization and further destruction of the country’s social and... more »

World News Briefs -- May 5, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Sputnik:* *Saudi Airlines Cancels Flights to City Bordering Yemen Amid Mortar Fire* *Saudi Arabian Airlines has cancelled flights to the city of Najran located on the border with Yemen which had been shelled by unidentified forces.BEIRUT (Sputnik) — Saudi Arabian Airlines, the largest state-run airline of Saudi Arabia, has canceled flights to the city of Najran located on the border with Yemen which had been shelled by unidentified forces, the company said in its Twitter on Tuesday.* *MIDDLE EAST* Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, *killing at least 2*. Iraq sends troops to... more »

Operation Sunrise and Western Perfidy

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
*"My Führer, if it's not possible for you to give me a date for the wonder weapons, we Germans must approach the Anglo-Americans and seek peace."* *SS-Gruppenführer Karl Wolff, April 1945* To Adolf Hitler. Quoted in "The Last 100 Days" - Page 173 - by John Toland - 1966 *"My Führer, I know, it is obvious from interrogations for one thing and from evidence I have from my particular field, that there are naturally differences among these unnatural Allies, but please do not be offended if I say that I do not believe the alliance will split up of itself without our own active inter... more »

Pamela Geller answers back

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Pamela Geller was the organiser of the Draw Mohammed contest in Garland whom barbarians tried to shoot. Blamed for having gunmen attack her, often by folk who wouldn’t otherwise countenance blaming a woman for being attacked, Pamela Geller points out to a CNN interviewer with more hair than sense that the very point of free speech is not to protect speech that is inoffensive, but speech that *does *offend somebody. One key difference between civilised behaviour and barbarity however is the response to speech that offends. Taking a gun out is a sure sign you’re not on the right s... more »

Council blackmails government

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Guest post by Stephen Berry* Auckland Council’s attempt to block the creation of three Special Housing Areas can only be described as blackmail, to which the government should start playing hardball. The council has rejected plans to set up three Special Housing Areas in Huapai because it expects central government to assist the funding of transport infrastructure to connect them. But it is not the government’s but *the Council’s* responsibility to fund the costs of connecting new housing areas to the power, water and road networks. The developers of housing areas actually pay ...more »

Conscious Creation

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
*Conscious Creation* by American Kabuki We generally get what we expect. Parents who expect the worst of their kids generally get. "Don't do that you'll break your neck!" The kid falls down right on schedule (hopefully failing at breaking their neck - takes many tries to get good at that!). I learned early on with my daughter that kids don't hear negation words like "DON'T" or "DO NOT", only the rest of the sentence. "Be safe"worked far better than "don't be reckless"... Turns out the basic command structure of the Universe doesn't do "NO" or "NOT" only "YES" and "DO". ... more »

Chemical Atherogenesis - the alternative hypothesis.

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 5 hours ago
In 1977, when I was 19, and shortly before I cut my hair and joined a punk group, I worked as an apple picker in Upper Moutere, near Mapua, in the Tasman district of New Zealand. The orchard was an eerie pace - no insects, no weeds, it even seemed that birds didn't fly over it, they certainly never ate the fruit. The fruit we picked had a white film on it. One of the guys I worked with drove the spray tractor, and he complained that he was loosing his vision due to the effects of the spray. None of us had protective gear. Our fires at night, fueled with cut-down apple trees, smelle... more »

The Making of a Bavarian Candidate : Doubles

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
TIME Magazine GERMANY: Double Hitler Monday, July 08, 1935 "Adolf Hitler last week became the first Dictator frankly to employ a double. Impersonating the Realmleader, a pudgy-fingered, smudge-mustached person officially opened the new motor highway from Holzkirchen to Munich. Suddenly the crowd recognized Dictator Hitler standing unobtrusively a few yards from his double and good-natured German cheers were given first for one, then for the other." *Gustav Weler * *????- April 1945, Berlin*

"Never Despair"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Never Despair" by Sam Smith "Empires and cultures are not permanent and while thinking about the possibility that ours is collapsing may seem a dismal exercise it is far less so than enduring the frustrations, failures, damage and human casualties involved in constantly butting up against reality like a boozer who insists he is not drunk attempting to drive home. Peter Ustinov in 'Romanoff and Juliet' says at one point: "I'm an optimist: I know how bad the world is. You're a pessimist: you're always finding out." Or as GK Chesterton put it, "We must learn to love life without ever... more »

Why the Right Fears State Power

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
The Ministry of Sound ran an ad in the yoof press (*NME, Mixmag, More*) back in the mid-90s. Pictured in black and white tones was a filthy-looking pub bog typical of boozers pre-Brewers Fayre, and there scrawled on the wall was a racist legend like 'Pakis Out'. The strap line underneath read "Use your vote. He will." Effective? Did it get the young 'uns out to vote? It's hard to say, though youth participation in 1990s elections were higher than the 00s. But I'm not interested in that, I'm interested in the right wing scepticism (some might say fear) of the state. Those of you wh... more »

Moldova: Jihadi Stop & 1 Billion Missing Dollars- Advancing destabilization

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Moldova: Is neighbour to Ukraine* *Moldova: Has a breakaway province issue* *Transnistria declared it's independence in 1990* Moldova does not recognize this declaration. *Some interesting happenings:* *1 Billion dollars just disappears from Moldova's banking system- 1 Billion dollars = 1/8 of the countries GDP- Just disappeared..............* *Where do you suppose that billion dollars went? * KYIV, Ukraine — When thousands filled the streets of Moldova's capital on Sunday in the little country's largest protest in years, their complaint was pretty significant. *Late last yea... more »

Author David Talbot Seeks Real Dem For Mayor of San Francisco

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*-by Denise Sullivan* Author David Talbot was making the rounds of San Francisco's booksellers over the weekend during California Independent Bookstore Day, though the author of *Season of the Witch* and *Brothers* wasn't promoting a new book; rather, he was using the community-oriented bookstore scene as a platform for his insider knowledge of City Hall to promote someone's-- anyone's-- significant bid for a mayoral run against Ed Lee in November. Talbot believes the need for new leadership in San Francisco is so dire, he joked he would run himself were it not for the personal a... more »

A Short History of NATO Fascism : The Fürherkonvoy, Ratlines, & Der Reich In Absentia

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
*"An editorial in "Zig Zag," Santiago, Chile, January 16, 1948, STATES that on April 30th, 1945, Flight Captain Peter Baumgart took Adolf Hitler, his wife Eva Braun, as well as a few loyal friends by plane from Tempelhof Airport to Tondern in Denmark [still German controlled]. From Tondern, they took another plane to Kristiansund in Norway [also German controlled]. From there they joined a SUBMARINE convoy. ["U.F.O. Letzte Geheimwaffe des III Reiches," Mattern, pp. 50-51.] * *The Jewish writer Michael Bar-Zohar in "The Avengers," p. 99, said: "In 1943 Admiral Doenitz had decla... more »

A Short History of NATO Fascism : Franco and the Spanish Falange

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
Generalissimo Fracisco Franco During a State Visit to Fascist Argentina, 1969 Francisco Franco and Dwight D. Eisenhower in Madrid in 1959. Hitler's personal Junkers Ju-290 crashed at Barcelona on 16 April 1945 El gran pájaro de Hitler que se estrelló en El Prat Un enorme cuatrimotor Junkers-290, uno de los aparatos más grandes y formidables de la Luftwaffe, la fuerza aérea alemana, sufrió un accidente al aterrizar en las pistas del aeropuerto barcelonés de El Prat en abril de 1945, poco antes de hundirse el III Reich. El avión se salió de la pista y rompió el tren de aterrizaje,... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*Infection reaches heart, kills New Orleans' Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill, 28, while on tour in Japan ~Katy Reckdahl *

Charter Challenge on Abortion Statistics

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
I'm kind of surprised there hasn't been a single mainstream media story on this. So, here goes with my version of an interesting looming conflict over reproductive rights in Ontario. First, the players. One is amateur statistician and serial shrieeeeker, Pat Maloney. Another is the Dominionist (reluctant) revealer of Conservative leadership candidates' abortion stances, Association for Reformed Political Action with its astroturf stalking horse, We Need a Law Like a Hole in the Head. The issue: The exemption of abortion statistics from Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protecti... more »

John Kerry: 'U.S. Will Defend Israel And The Gulf States Against Iran'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes a statement after a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and regional partners at King Abdulaziz International Airport's Royal Terminal in Jeddah, Sept. 11, 2014. Brendan Smialowski / Reuters *Defense News*: *Kerry Pledges Defense of Gulf States, Israel Against Iran* *TELL AVIV, Israel — Whether through diplomacy — it's preferred route — or a potential military option, Washington is "intent on guaranteeing" that Iran won't get a nuclear weapon, said US Secretary of State John Kerry.* *In an interview with Israel's Channel 10 broadc... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

"Never Really Miserable..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“Human life is basically a comedy. Even its tragedies often seem comic to the spectator, and not infrequently they actually have comic touches to the victim. Happiness probably consists largely in the capacity to detect and relish them. A man who can laugh, if only at himself, is never really miserable.” - H.L. Mencken

“Fiorina Has High Name Recognition Among Thousands She Fired”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Fiorina Has High Name Recognition Among Thousands She Fired”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "One day after the former Hewlett-Packard C.E.O. Carly Fiorina announced her candidacy for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, a new poll shows that she enjoys extremely high name recognition among the tens of thousands of former H.P. employees she fired. According to the poll, conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, Fiorina’s name recognition stands at a hundred per cent among the legions of employees she terminated, with many of... more »

Phony Revolutionaries – the Patsies and Dupes of the Establishment

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Jay Dyer* - ISIS, thugs, feminists and right-wingers all have one thing in common. They are following the script of the establishment. The post Phony Revolutionaries – the Patsies and Dupes of the Establishment appeared first on Waking Times.

“There Will Be No 25-Year Depression”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“There Will Be No 25-Year Depression”* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - “Today, we have bad news and good news. The good news is that there will be no 25-year recession. Nor will there be a depression that will last the rest of our lifetimes. The bad news: It will be much worse than that. Yesterday, the Dow rose another 43 points. Gold seems to be working its way back to the $1,200 level, where it feels most comfortable. “A long depression” has been much discussed in the financial press. Several economists are predicting many years of sluggish or negative gr... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- May 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*NPR:* *New Fighting Along Yemen Border Closes Schools And Airports* *The fighting in Yemen has expanded from the major cities and ports to a border region with Saudi Arabia. Shelling by Shiite Houthi rebels in the area of Najran in northwestern Yemen has forced Saudi Arabia to suspend school and halt flights into the local airports, according to news reports.This latest flashpoint comes nearly six weeks into a Saudi-led air campaign to stop the Houthis and their allies, security forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, from taking control of Yemen.The United Natio... more »

Supplemental: Thinking about what occurred in the past!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015That notorious Souljah moment:* Joan Walsh has a piece in Salon today about the need to develop “a post-[Bill] Clinton Democratic domestic agenda,” “even if the Democratic frontrunner is named Clinton.” Almost always, time marches on—but sometimes, so does memory. We were struck by one part of this passage from Walsh’s essay, which strikes us as generally sensible: WALSH (5/5/15): My goal is not to bash either Clinton, as we look at what did and didn’t work in the 1990s Democratic domestic agenda. (I also think it’s unfair to automatically credit or blame Hil...more »

The Second World War was won by Russia, not the US. Hitler sent all of his top divisions east and the Russians destroyed them all. Had Hitler sent even half of those divisions to Nomandy the Allies could not have won, and Europe would now be ruled by Germany. The Russians lost millions of their troops in repulsing the Germans and Putin nearly lost his father and mother. Yet he remembers his mother saying she didn’t hate the German soldiers because they “were common people and were also killed in the war.” Compare that with the US now war mongering to nuke Russia based on lies.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 8 hours ago
------------------------------ ‘My breathing mom was among corpses’: Putin recalls his parents’ WWII ordeal Published time: April 30, 2015 11:21 Vladimir Putin has written a column (something he very rarely does), recalling the stories of his parents who survived the hardships of the Leningrad blockade, his dead brother and World War II with very personal details. ‘My dad was breathing via a reed in a swamp while the Nazis passed by, just a few steps away’ Putin’s father, Vladimir, joined a small sabotage group under the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD), whose missio... more »

8 Thought Patterns That Can Cause Problems in Life

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Infographic - *Here are eight thinking styles that may be causing problems in your life, and some meditation tools that can help you break out of these destructive thought patterns. The post 8 Thought Patterns That Can Cause Problems in Life appeared first on Waking Times.

Israeli Generals Are More Worried About Iran's Allies And Not Its Nuclear Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) looks on as Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal speaks during an official meeting in Tehran, in this file picture taken February 27, 2010. Reuters/Khamenei.ir/Handout via Reuters/Files *Reuters:* *Iran's allies, not atoms, preoccupy Israeli generals* While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thunders against a possible nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, his defense chiefs see Tehran's guerrilla allies as a more pressing menace. Chief among these is Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia that fought the Israeli armed forces to a stan... more »

Heavy Fighting Reported Between Hezbollah And Al-Nusra Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Hezbollah members carry the coffin of fellow fighter Hamza Zaiter killed during clashes between Hezbollah fighters and gunmen from Nusra Front in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria. (Reuters) *Voice of America*: *Hezbollah, Nusra Square Up for Rematch* *Following recent gains in the north of the country, Syrian rebels and their allies are preparing for a new offensive further south against President Bashar al-Assad’s ally Hezbollah, the Lebanese radical Shi'ite movement, for control of a strategic region on the border with Lebanon.* *In initial skirmishes heralding the sta... more »

Syrian Peace Talks Underway

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks to media during a news conference in Geneva, Jan. 15, 2015. *Voice of America:* *New Effort to Find Peace in Syria Gets Under Way * *GENEVA — The United Nations is making a renewed effort to find a political solution to Syria’s four-year old civil war as casualties continue to mount. Syria’s warring parties have begun informal consultations with the U.N. Special Envoy on Syria in hopes of restarting stalled peace talks.* *Successive efforts to reach a peace accord have all ended in failure. So,... more »

Eyes on the Stars

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

Taibbi: Sanders is "the rarest of Washington animals, a completely honest person"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Sometimes, a broken institutionNeeds a public burned enough to fight.* *by Gaius Publius* In an article in *Rolling Stone* entitled "Give 'Em Hell, Bernie," Matt Taibbi weighs in on the Sanders presidential run. About that run, the bottom line, as far as I'm concerned, includes these three items: 1. Bernie Sanders appears to be serious about challenging both Clinton and the system, which are, in my view, somewhat coextensive. 2. If elected, he'll certainly do what he says he'll do. He won't be one more Mr. "Yes we can, but sorry, No I won't." 3. He may be the "place to park a... more »

UN Peacekeepers: Enemies of International Law

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
*May 6, 2015 *(Valery Kulikov - NEO) - The recent scandal involving the sexual abuse of African children carried out by members of a UN peacekeeping mission, despite numerous efforts of this international organization to play it down, will not be ignored. And the international community must finally recall what was the original purpose of the UN as established by allied powers after the Second World War in the name of peace and security for all people on the planet. According to a series of publications by Bruxelles2, France Info, Guardian and a number of other media outlets, a nu... more »

Canada's Terrorist Government

Dana at The Galloping Beaver - 10 hours ago
Justice Myra Bielby of the Alberta Court of Appeal has postponed her decision till Thursday on whether to release Omar Khadr .  She needs to weigh the threats made against her family.  By the Harper government. 

Criminal Harper Regime In Canada Prepared To Ram Through Fraud "Anti-Terror" Legislation Despite Widespread Outcry From Canadians!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I honestly am so disgusted to call myself a Canadian these days... The criminal Harper regime that occupies Parliament in Ottawa has constantly done everything it can to make this once proud and free nation look like a war mongering nation bent on destroying other nations as well as enslave its own civilians at home... It is disgusting that most Canadians are absolutely oblivious to the fact that this nation is now headed towards becoming a police state where true freedom will be a thing of the past.... Many have been wondering what has been happening here in Canada with that horren... more »

U.S. Sec. of State Kerry Becomes The First US Diplomat To Visit Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC:* *John Kerry visits Somali capital Mogadishu* *The US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on an unannounced visit.He is the first American Secretary of State to visit the city.In a meeting with Somalia's president under tight security at the airport, he said: "Next time I come, we have to be able to just walk downtown".The US backs the Somali government in its fight against Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which still controls many rural parts of southern Somalia.* *More News On U.S. Sec. of State Kerry In A Surprise Visit To S... more »

AdS/MERA, tensor networks, and string theory

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Very unusually, Sean Carroll wrote a blog post promoting his and six co-authors' new preprint (mostly a review) about a topic that is potentially deep and that may be right – or that isn't obviously wrong. His wife Jennifer Ouellette wrote an even better popular review for the Quanta Magazine, as Gordon pointed out. It's about the description of spacetime as a tensor network. This theme was implicitly used in Beni Yoshida's guest blog about quantum error-correcting codes and quantum gravity five weeks ago – and in a report about a 2013 talk by Maldacena. Here, I want to sketch what... more »

Handicapping the UK General Election

noreply@blogger.com (Roger Pielke, Jr.) at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog - 11 hours ago
I am trained as a political scientist but I am in no way an expert in UK politics. With that out of the way, I thought it might be fun and educational (both for me) to have a go at making sense of the upcoming UK election. So please read on and comment if you'd like. The UK parliament has 650 seats, which means that a majority is 326 seats. Presently, the UK is governed by a coalition of the Conservative party (holding 302 seats) and Liberal Democrats (holding 56 seats). The upcoming election is particularly interesting because there is a significant chance that the combined loss o... more »

Amnesty International: The Syrian City Of Aleppo Is Suffering 'Daily Crimes Against Humanity'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Guardian*:* Syria war: 'unthinkable atrocities' documented in report on Aleppo* *Regime accused of crimes against humanity and opposition groups accused of war crimes in Amnesty report* *Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity by systematically using barrel bombs to kill civilians and destroy infrastructure in Aleppo, says Amnesty International.* *The accusations come in a report released on Tuesday, two days after the regime bombed a school and community centre in a rebel-held district in the city where students were sitting exam... more »

Islamic State Claims Its First Attack Inside The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Islamic State takes responsibility for Texas cartoon exhibit attack* *The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for an attack on a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in which the two gunmen were killed.* *The Syria- and Iraq-based Islamic State claimed responsibility on its official online radio station, saying "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out the attack on Sunday in Garland, Texas. Experts warn that militant groups have been known to claim credit for attacks in which they were not involved.* *More News On Islam... more »

World News Briefs -- May 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*NYT/AP*:* Iraq Sends Troops to Key Refinery Amid Islamic State Clashes* *BAGHDAD — Reinforcements were rushed to Iraq's key Beiji refinery amid heavy fighting with Islamic State militants who have been trying to capture the facility for months, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.But Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, an Interior Ministry spokesman, denied that the extremists had taken over major parts of the refinery, the country's largest, as some Iraqi media reported.* *MIDDLE EAST* Iraq sends troops to key refinery *amid heavy clashes with IS*. Hezbollah clashes with Nusra Front *on Lebanon-S... more »

The BBC and Lucy Powell call that a denial?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Further to my report of this morning... The BBC now report that 'Lucy Powell denies doubts over Miliband pledges'. Of course this being the pro Labour BBC they report the denial rather more prominently than they did the original comment. The vice-chair of Labour's general election campaign, Lucy Powell, has denied suggesting Ed Miliband could break his election pledges. At the weekend, the Labour leader unveiled a stone tablet with the party's key pledges chiselled into it. Asked on BBC 5 live if carving them in stone made them more believable, Ms Powell said: "I don't think anyon... more »

Wild Bill: Baiting Muslims?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*"are you going to cower in fear or stand up to these fanatical murderers?"* "Islam has done this in every nation where it has been allowed to flourish. Every nation, every time, everywhere they go." My question? Why are we importing thousands upon thousands of Muslims to this country while Christians are being slaughtered all over the world? *More: * *Hundreds of Muslim refugees headed to Idaho* *Gowdy Demands Influx of Thousands of Muslim Refugees Cease*

Authentic Journalism: Narco News as You Know It Could End in 15 Days

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
"Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone."                                                               - Joni Mitchell Dear Friend, I've always been honest with you. That's why in all the years that we've been reporting at Narco News I've never used the common fundraising tactic of "crying wolf," of saying we'll have to close shop if we don't

The Collapse of Canadian Democracy

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
*Written by Robin Mathews* Lap-Dog Journalism. The Collapse of Canadian Democracy. The Mike Duffy Case. Hi-Jacking Your Head. Part Three. Begin – always begin – with the presumption that the conventional Canadian press and media are part of Conservative Party policy structure. Employed to confuse. A lot about the reporting of the Mike Duffy trial points that way . . . as we will see. So does the (non)reporting of the case (Bill Krehm, Anne Emmett, COMER/Rocco Galati) to return the Bank of Canada to Canadian service rather than to service of the international banking cartel.... more »

Support John Friend's Free Speech! campaign a success!

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 12 hours ago
Yesterday, the *Support John Friend's Free Speech!* Indiegogo campaign officially ended. We reached, and even exceeded, our goal of raising $2,000! I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to everyone who supported the Indiegogo campaign, as well as everyone who has sent correspondence and donations via snail mail to my PO Box*. Your support is greatly appreciated! As regular readers are well aware of, engaging in this type of work can be challenging. Openly writing and speaking critically about Jews, controversial events like 9/11 and WWII revisionism, racial issues, and relate... more »

#BlackLivesMatters explained

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 12 hours ago
This one cartoon sums the ridiculous #BlackLivesMatter campaign up nicely:

The Not Roswell Slides 35 mm Codes

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
Before the big show tonight, I thought I’d point out something that I have learned. There is talk of a dating code that showed the film was manufactured in 1947, but I wonder what film code they were looking at. It seems that the code for 35 mm movie film is different than that for 35 mm slide film. They have yet to release the code, which is, of course, in keeping with most of their silence on anything related to the Not Roswell Slides. I know that the code doesn’t appear on every frame so they were very lucky that the one slide they took out of the sleeve had a code on it. I just ... more »

American Mercenary Fighting for Kiev

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
A former American Marine who fought in Iraq acknowledges "we" are now fighting on behalf of the US-NATO sponsored war on the Russian border. These days the US fights along side of Nazis in Ukraine and the head-chopping monarchy of Saudi Arabia in Yemen and Syria. How far America has fallen...... more »

Say NO to Fear of Drugs – Say YES to Education!

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Sergey Baranov* - Is the fear instilled on us by the government slogans: ‘’Say No to Drugs’’, effective? The post Say NO to Fear of Drugs – Say YES to Education! appeared first on Waking Times.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force, testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Hart Building on the situation in Afghanistan *Daily Mail*: *Obama to pick Marine General Joe Dunford as Joint Chiefs Chairman* ** President Barack Obama due to announce Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman* Expected to pick Marine General Joseph Dunford, who had pivotal role in leading the Afghanistan war coalition between 2013 and 2014 * Dunford served in Iraq for two years and was nicknamed 'Fighting Joe'* Obama is due to make annou... more »

Mexico Declares War Against The 'New Generation Jalisco Cartel'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Mexico declares all-out war after rising drug cartel downs military helicopter* ** ‘The full force of the Mexican state will be felt in Jalisco’* ** New Generation Jalisco Cartel killed 15 and 19 injured in coordinated attacks* *Mexico has declared an all-out offensive against the relatively new drug cartel which shot down an army helicopter during a weekend of coordinated attacks across the western state of Jalisco which prompted fresh concerns over the latest escalation of the country’s drug wars.* *Six soldiers were killed when gunmen from the New Generation J... more »

Griftopolis, Part Two

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
Like two luxury ships of state, the Clintons and the Obamas will pass in the night. Or more accurately, they plan to spin past each other at the speed of blight through that proverbial revolving door between public-private and private-public life. As told to one of his favorite stenographers, Peter Baker of the *New York Times, *Barack Obama has now found such a strong voice on race that he will parlay its dulcet tones right into a post-presidential "initiative" (neoliberal code for grift) which bears an uncanny resemblance to the Clintons' own slush fund charity. Obama and Baker S... more »

ALLEGEDLY LIBERAL PUNDITS REACT: Conditions were ripe for a startling debate!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015Part 2—Chris Hayes and the Clinton rules:* Do you believe in a journalistic phenomenon known as “the Clinton rules?” If you do, conditions were ripe for a full-blown debate on the Thursday, April 23 Chris Hayes program. That morning, the New York Times had posted a 4400-word report which seemed to suggest that Hillary Clinton had sold out the national interest in a scary uranium deal. On Friday, April 24, the sprawling report would appear in the hard-copy Times. It would start at the top of the paper’s front page and fully consume two interior pages. Let’s ... more »

Why I invest in index funds

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
*The NY Times* reports: For investors in hedge funds, like big pension funds, 2014 was not a lucrative year. But for those who managed their money, the pay was spectacular. The top 25 hedge fund managers reaped $11.62 billion in compensation in 2014, according to an annual ranking published on Tuesday by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine. That collective payday came even as hedge funds, once high-octane money makers, returned on average low-single digits. In comparison, the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index posted a gain of 13.68 percent last year when reinvested... more »

Coeur d' Alene police officer in critical condition after being shot...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*too close to home for me.* *Officer Greg Moore*The Walmart where the shooter was captured is just spitting distance from my home. He is in surgery right now. Please say a prayer for his recovery. Thank you. *This is an early report and not correct as to the locations.* *From KHQ:* POST FALLS, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore is in critical condition after being shot in the line of duty. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:35 Tuesday morning in the 2800 block of Wilbur Ave near Cabela's at State Line. *(He was actually shot in Coeur d' Alene. Renfro stole t... more »

Dr. Koide: Fukushima the Unimaginable Catastrophe

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Dr. Hiroaki Koide: "The Trouble with Nuclear Power" Published on Apr 25, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nCbXX3DURd0#t=690 Hiroaki Koide: Former Assistant Professor of Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute [EXCERPTED and PARAPHRASED, as carefully as possible, FROM INTERVIEW] Where did the atmospheric contamination go? Prevailing westerlies blew cesium-137 blew across the Pacific Ocean and “contaminated much of the western coast of North America.” [data in chart represent Cesium137 contamination April 6 2011 (base-10 log of total ground dep... more »

A Bumper Year For Afghanistan's Opium Crop

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Reuters *The Independent:* *The deadly blooms of Helmand: Afghan farmers turn to the opium crop, despite the police's best efforts * *The income from opium can beat that from conventional crops twelve-fold, and comes with protection courtesy of the Taliban* *Ghulam Hassan is in the mood to celebrate Eid, the biggest religious festival of the Afghan year, three months early. His 1.5-acre farm in a small village in Helmand province has been blooming with white and crimson flowers. Now the petals are just beginning to drop, giving way to round, sticky, pungent green pods. In a few m... more »

Why Do The Best Soldiers In The World Keep On Losing Wars?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Fabius Maximus*: *Does America have the best military in the world?* *Summary: As we begin yet another cycle of wars, we owe it to ourselves and even more to our soldiers to ask why do the best soldiers in the world keep losing? Here is one answer, stark and contrarian.ContentsFallows describes the problem.Are we the cause?Rephrasing the problem.Another example.For More Information.* *WNU Editor:* If has been a long time since I posted something from Fabius .... so here is a thought provoking post.

Turmeric—A “Universal” Cancer Treatment, and Much More

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Turmeric is a yellow-pigmented curry spice that is often used in Indian cuisine. But this spice is far more than a cooking staple. The post Turmeric—A “Universal” Cancer Treatment, and Much More appeared first on Waking Times.

Chicken Lime Tortilla Soup

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
Happy Cinco de Mayo! What could be greater than a holiday that gives you an excuse to eat the most delicious food on the planet? Nothing, I dare say. There are a lot of ways you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but why not try something authentic? We used to live in deep South Texas, right next to the U.S.-Mexico border, and we were spoiled with incredible Mexican food. It was fresh and authentic. We haven't found a single restaurant that's as good since we moved away three years ago. So we've had to make our own recipes. One thing that I really loved in Texas was the soup. It was some... more »

Violence Has Leveled Off In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
After a big surge in violence during the summer of 2014, things have slowly leveled off in Iraq. Attacks have decreased this year, while casualties have also inched down ever so slowly since June. While the Islamic State (IS) is still attempting to gain back ground and counter attack in certain parts of the country, the government has been able to seize back important territory. Overall, that has led to the security situation stabilizing in Iraq. After a spike in attacks in January 2015 their numbers have gone down since then. At the start of the year there were 817 security inci... more »

DSCC Flips Its Lid-- Starts Endorsing Republican-Oriented Candidates... Like Patrick Murphy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Alan Grayson, currently on a fact-finding mission to Israel, didn't seem all that fazed by the DSCC decision to interfere in the Florida Democratic primary by endorsing lifelong Republican Patrick Murphy for the open U.S. Senate seat. "Florida Democratic voters," he told us soon after DSCC chair Jon Tester's sad sack announcement, "choose our party nominee, not out-of-touch party bosses sipping cognac in a smoke-filled room in Washington, DC." And the Florida Democratic Progressive Caucus was just as dismissive of Tester and Schumer. The Caucus' president, Susan Smith: "Progress... more »

The ignorant and incoherent versus the poisonous and lethal?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
I have been following the Harry’s Place thread on the ‘US Prophet cartoon attack” with interest because I know that some of the H.P. regulars, commenters and mods alike, think Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are, as they put it ‘Nutters”. Spencer and Geller’s views on Islamic Jihad and the Islamic religion are uncompromising it’s true, but I’d suggest necessarily so. The enormity of the opposition, be it from both the Muslim and non Muslim majority/world view, means they *must* be emphatic in order to get their voices heard above the cacophony of unlimited, self-destructive ultra-t... more »

Moscow Victory Day Aerial Rehersal (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * A Mi-8 helicopter during Su-34, Su-27 and MiG-29 aircraft during the aerial rehearsal of the May 9 Victory Parade in Moscow. © Sputnik/ Vladimir Astapkovich *Sputnik*: *Breathtaking Stunt Flying: First Aerial Rehearsal of Moscow Victory Parade* *The first rehearsal of the aerial part of the Victory Day parade was held in the sky over Moscow on May 5. The most advanced Russian long-range, military transport, bombing, fighting and army planes flew in one united formation 200 meters above Red Square.* *WNU Editor:* The above picture is one of the best a... more »


Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
Labour's Simon Danczuk obviously has a different definition of diverse to me. In that photo I see one white man, Simon Danczuk, and over 20 men of apparent Pakistani or Bangladeshi heritage, no women at all. Not that diverse in my humble opinion.

Why U.S. Air Force Major General Michael Keltz Was Forced To Resign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Major General Michael Keltz (Photo from www.af.mil) *Air Force Times*: *Racist remark ended general's career* *A racially charged comment forced Maj. Gen. Michael Keltz to resign last week, according to Air Education and Training Command.* *While serving as the convening authority at a company-grade officer's Article 15 hearing April 9, Keltz said the accused and another officer looked "drunker than 10,000 Indians" while referring to a photograph of the two officers. Blogger and former airman Tony Carr first reported Keltz's comment on his John Q. Public blog, and AETC spokeswoman ... more »

Is Stalin's 'Cult Of Personality' Coming Back In Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*AFP:* *Russia raises Stalin's ghost amid nostalgia for past glories* *Moscow (AFP) - Law student Mikhail Kosyrev used to have a negative view of Stalin but his attitude has drastically changed in recent years, he said, insisting the wartime tyrant meant well."Over the past five years I've often watched documentary films about Stalin, about that time on television and learnt more about him," the 29-year-old told AFP."And now I don't have any negative feelings towards him. He had good intentions."Since President Vladimir Putin took power in 2000, there has been a growing choru... more »

An Infographic On The Global Arms Trade

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Being pregnant doesn't feel good either!' 14-year-old girl's brutally-honest sex education quiz answers earn her a suspension* If every teenager shared the knowledge imparted by one confident 14-year-old girl during her sex ed class, unplanned teen pregnancy would practically be a non-issue. A newly-surfaced image shows a series of brutally-honest and hilarious answers given by a young girl in response to a series of suggestions for explanations a sexual partner may give in order to get out of wearing a condom, such as 'I'm clean' or 'they cost too much'. The teenager pulled no ... more »

France And Saudi Arabia Issue Joint Statement That Any Iranian Nuclear Deal Must Not Destabilize The Region

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Christophe Ena/Pool *Reuters*: *France, Saudi Arabia: Iran nuclear deal must be verifiable, no threat to region* *France and Saudi Arabia believe that any future nuclear accord between Iran and six major powers must be robust, verifiable and no threat to Tehran's neighbors, the two countries said ahead of a summit in Riyadh on Tuesday.* *Saudi Arabia invited French President Francois Hollande, whose country is deemed to have the toughest stance among the six world powers negotiating with Iran, to Riyadh to discuss regional issues with Gulf Arab leaders who fear a rappr... more »

Airborne Early Warning and Control system: India’s pride, the world’s envy!

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 15 hours ago
[image: Embraer EMB-145I]Somewhere in the western sector, an aircraft which could pass off for a business jet except for its extended nose cone and a turret-shaped contraption above the cockpit has been flying scores of sorties before joining the Indian Air Force (IAF)’s fleet, but it has already caught the fancy of several countries—South Africa, Brazil and Indonesia—among others. The home-grown Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system, the critical ‘Eye-in-the-sky’ developed by DRDO’s Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), Bengaluru, is only a step away from induction by the... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Greenpeace will be remembered in history as monsters* Irrational opposition to "Golden" rice *Heartland Daily Podcast – Hal Doiron: Retired NASA Scientist, The Right Climate Stuff* In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of Environment and Climate News H. Sterling Burnett speaks with retired NASA scientist Hal Doiron. Doiron, fresh back from his trip to the Pope’s climate conference in Rome, joins Burnett to discuss his time at NASA and how his views on the climate change debate took shape. Doiron has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Un... more »

Tax Cuts Only Work When There Are Jobs

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.theoslotimes.com Everybody's talking about tax cuts. Stephen Harper has be doing it for six months. Yesterday, Justin Trudeau talked about tax cuts. It's true that Trudeau's proposals would spread the money more evenly and put it into the hands of the people who need it most. But it's also true that tax cuts only work if you're making money. Put another way, tax cuts benefit those who have jobs. And, at the moment, nobody is talking about creating jobs. Scott Clark and Peter Devries write that no one is talking about using ... more »

Remembering The 1988 Naval War Betweeen The U.S. And Iran And The Lessons That Can Be Learned From The Engagment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*David B. Crist, Politico:* *What Obama Should Learn From Reagan’s War With Iran* *It’s been nearly 30 years since the U.S. Navy fought Iran in the Persian Gulf. How much longer will that peace last?President Barack Obama must have spent last week wondering if he’d stumbled back into the 1980s as he responded to new Iranian aggressions in the Strait of Hormuz and ordered the Navy’s 5th Fleet to escort ships transiting the Persian Gulf. The headlines could have been ripped right out of Ronald Reagan’s presidency, when naval engagements with Iran became all-too commonplace.It’... more »

Photo Apache Elders Picking Acorns at Oak Flat

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
Picking acorns -- and the resistance continues Photo by Sandra Rambler Censored News In 1982, Apache elders were picking acorn preparing for upcoming ceremonies at Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel (Oak Flat) in Arizona on their ancestral land deemed holy and sacred since time immemorial. -- Censored News www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Greenpeace India Faces Imminent Shutdown: "every Indian civil society group is now on the chopping block"

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 16 hours ago
RINF, Countercurrents, Global Research The Executive Director of Greenpeace India, Samit Aich, today addressed his staff to prepare them for the imminent shutdown of the organization after 14 years in the country. He said: “I just made one of the hardest speeches of my life, but my staff deserve > to know the truth. We have one month left to save Greenpeace India from > complete shutdown, and to fight MHA’s [Ministry of Home Affairs] > indefensible decision to block our domestic accounts.” Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival with the threat of an im... more »

5 Simple Techniques That will Build Chi and Remove Negative Energy

Waking Times at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video - *Shown in this video are five simple techniques that will build chi - the prana that moves throughout the human body - and remove negative energy. The post 5 Simple Techniques That will Build Chi and Remove Negative Energy appeared first on Waking Times.

Blogger Freezing Up

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 16 hours ago
I was going to finish the Blaney-MacKay vaudeville act, but for some reason, blogger keeps freezing-up. So fuck it. I guess. Lot going on in the world. I went to an event about building an anti-austerity movement in Ontario. Some decent talks from people doing decent things. I noticed this shrill, irrelevant asshole was there. He accused me of being a "rape apologist" for saying that, whatever his guilt or innocence with the rape accusations, Julian Assange has a right to fear extradition to the United States, that Sweden might take some orders from the world's soul super-power a... more »

Economic News , Data and Views ( Greece in focus ( State of play for Creditor talks / Greece proposals to Troika , Greece economic data reflects worsening trend , payments watch , Debt to GDP item ) ... Broader Europe - Spain / Bond Land / Oil in focus ...... China housing bubble leading to stock mania ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets..... Greece...... *Efthimia Efthimiou* @EfiEfthimiou · 18m18 minutes ago Efthimia Efthimiou retweeted Agence France-Presse #Greece Efthimia Efthimiou added, *Agence France-Presse* @AFP #BREAKING Germany's Schaeuble says 'sceptical' whether Greek debt deal reachable by Monday *The Greek Analyst* @GreekAnalyst · 22m22 minutes ago #Greece govt contemplating imposing a 1/1000 tax on bank withdrawals; hopes measure will bring in €180mil. http://news.in.gr/economy/articl e/?aid=1231405039 … via @in_gr The Greek Analyst retweeted *Deborah Cole* @doberah · 28m28 minutes ago ... more »

The iconoclastic monarchs of Prague Castle

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Politico.eu just published an essay by Benjamin Cunningham, The monarchs of Prague Castle, a text displaying the author's surprise that the colorless Czech nation never wants to find a boring president. First of all, the article makes the impression that the Czech nation is a bunch of relatively boring, average, opportunist people – while its leaders tend to be more colorful. I need to emphasize that this point is basically correct. *Klaus, Zeman, Havel a few years after the Velvet Revolution.* However, Cunningham vastly underestimates how far this expectation from the Czech lead... more »

"Our pledges are carved in stone" says Ed Miliband - but are they?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Ed Miliband's risible pledge stone was defended by him as exemplifying that: "Our pledges are carved in stone" The trouble is how can we believe Ed Miliband's promise when on BBC 5Live this morning the Labour Party's vice-chair of the 2015 General Election campaign Lucy Powell let slip the truth. When asked whether having to carve their pledges into stone was a sign the public didn’t trust them, she replied: “I don’t think anyone is suggesting that the fact that he’s carved them into stone means, you know, means that he will absolutely, you know, not going to break them or an... more »

Trivial pursuit

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The BBC is not alone in whipping up irrelevant, distracting media frenzies about trivial matters, but it seems much more unseemly when it comes from the state broadcaster. “The Lib Dem peer Lord Scriven said Mr Cameron was 'lying'” Why on earth has a tweet from an obscure Lib Dem about an alleged utterance by the Prime Minister (that was made long before the election campaign got its boots on) achieved such hysterical media focus to the exclusion of all else just as we are nearing the home straight? So bloody what if David Cameron did express a less than confident prediction about... more »

Survey shows European Muslims are much more antisemitic than non-Muslims - No Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
' Survey shows European Muslims are much more antisemitic than non-Muslims' Lots of statistics at http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/survey-shows-european-muslims-are-much.html and linked article. Remember, many Muslims don't hate Jews because of Israel, they hate Israel because of Jews.

Jade Helm Texas Presentation Military Exercises

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 18 hours ago
[image: Dawn Obrien] Dawn Obrien *Published on Apr 17, 2015* Jade Helm Texas Presentation Military Exercises www.undergroundworldnews.com I want to Thank Kimberly for her dedication in Regards to getting the truth about Jade Helm 15. You should make note that Jade Helm will Now be Carried Out ANNUALLY. Future Missions May Involve UN TROOPS! He stuttered around on that part. He also mentions this will involve ALL Branches of the Military Including the DOD, DHS and FBI. He also mentions the FBI Will be questioning people at an Airport In Arizona. So Heads Up People! [ Many mor... more »

New Video Details Chinese Navy (PLAN) J-15 Operations On Board Liaoning Aircraft Carrier

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
State television broadcaster in mainland China CCTV 13 (China Central Television) recently conducted a report on board People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) aircraft carrier Liaoning (CV16). The video report shows "at sea carrier operations" with J-15 Flying Shark fighter jets. The Shenyang J-15 is a carrier-based fighter aircraft developped by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation and the 601 Institute for the PLAN's (Chinese Navy) aircraft carrier. Read more

NATO Begins 'Dynamic Mongoose' Sub-Hunt Exercise

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: U-33 (S183) Type 212 class submarine]Naval forces from 10 NATO nations and Sweden have launched one of its biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises in the North Sea in Norway to practice detecting and hunting submarines in an annual exercise whose real-world relevance has grown in the past year. Dubbed 'Dynamic Mongoose', the training pits submarines from Germany, the U.S., Sweden and Norway against surface ships employing a suite of sonar, sensors and maritime air patrols. The exercises are expected to last until May 13 and involve more than a dozen warships and submarines, a... more »

Royal Navy flagship to join migrant rescue mission after diplomatic wrangle

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: HMS Bulwark (L15)]The British navy’s flagship is poised to join a big migrant rescue operation in the Mediterranean as early as Tuesday after spending the weekend stuck in port amid a diplomatic spat over where rescued people should be disembarked and processed. HMS Bulwark was dispatched by Prime Minister David Cameron for use in a pan-European attempt to save migrant lives, amid a public outcry over the record number of migrant drownings in the Mediterranean. Up to 900 people drowned in one weekend last month. Read more

Raytheon awarded $559 million for SM-3 Block IB

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) launch]The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company an undefinitized contract action for a fiscal year 2015 contract valued at $559,206,957 million for Standard Missile-3 Block IBs, which are guided missiles used by the U.S. Navy to provide regional defense against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats. Under this contract action, which was announced April 30 by the Department of Defense, Raytheon will deliver an initial quantity of 44 Standard Missile-3 Block IB all-up rounds and provide the work required to produce and deli... more »

Domestically made Turkish helicopters join anti-terror operation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: T129 ATAK Raid Helicopter (ARH)]The Turkish General Staff announced it has begun using the first domestically made Turkish attack helicopters in a counter-terrorism operation for the very first time. Two ATAK helicopters flew on April 25 to the southeastern province of Siirt to join the 3rd Commando Brigade, the General Staff said in an announcement posted on its official webpage on May 4. “National product ATAK helicopters have started serving in a zone of counter-terrorism operations for the first time. Starting from May 2015, these helicopters will also serve in the Şırna... more »

Moscow shows its military mettle in run-up to Victory Day parade

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Russia paraded some of its most modern military gear, including the world’s most advanced tank, through the streets of Moscow on Monday in a rehearsal for a massed parade to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the second world war on Saturday. The decision by President Vladimir Putin to stage a display of cutting-edge weapons sends a powerful message about Moscow’s determination to project its power in its neighbourhood and globally. During the hour-long rehearsal on Red Square on Monday night, the Armata T-14 was fully shown in public for the first time. Read more

ECIL’s critical electronic systems for Akash missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Akash SAM]Electronics Corporation of India Limited, a wholly owned Government of India Enterprise, in partnership with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a defence public sector undertaking, is supplying mission critical electronic systems for Akash Weapon System (AWS) which is being inducted into the Indian army on May 5, 2015 at a function in Delhi. Akash is a Surface to Air Missile indigenously developed by the Defence Research Development Laboratory (DRDL), under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP). BDL is the prime production agency of this missile p... more »

Israel Tests Ballistic Missile System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Rush hour commuters in central Israel witnessed a surprising spectacle Tuesday morning, as a rocket was seen shooting into the sky from Israeli territory with white smoke trailing behind it. The rocket was part of a missile launch test conducted by the Defense Ministry. According to the ministry’s spokesperson, the launch was conducted from a military base in central Israel and tested a new rocket propulsion system. Part of a pre-scheduled test, the Defense Ministry stated the testing went off “as planned.” Read more

Bulgaria may sign deal with Russian firm on repairs to two MiG fighters – defence minister

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Bulgarian MiG-29 with pair of R-27R (AA-10 Alamo) missiles]Having said earlier that Bulgaria would not extend a costly contract with a Russian firm to maintain the country’s ageing fleet of MiG fighter aircraft, Defence Minister Nikolai Nenchev said that Bulgaria could sign a deal on having two repaired for a price of about 24 million leva (about 12.2 million euro). Nenchev’s statement on May 4 came after he signalled repeatedly that he would not extend the long-standing contract on the repair of the Russian-made MiGs, and last week said in a media interview that he had been... more »

France confirms Rafale fighter jet sales to Qatar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
France and Qatar have reached a deal over the sale of 24 Rafale fighter jets. The agreement worth some 6.3 billion euros is the third of its kind for Dassault Aviation after deals to sell Rafales to Egypt and India. The package also includes MBDA missiles and the training of 36 Qatari pilots and 100 technicians by the French army. Read more

Austrian Army receives unmanned aerial vehicles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Tracker UAV]Austria has supplied a half-dozen small unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment to its army training school, the Ministry of Defense reported. The drones are based on the Tracker UAV from Cassidian, which weighs about 18.7 pounds, has a 90-minute flight endurance and a speed of nearly 56 miles per hour. "The Austrian Armed Forces now have six modern reconnaissance drone systems for use at home and abroad," said Defense Minister Gerald Klug, who presented the drones to the Army Troops School in Martin barracks, in Eisenstadt. Read more

The 2nd PRPX, June 2008 in Hong Kong

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
These are my notes after the 2nd Pacific Rim Policy Exchange (PRPX), held in June 4-5,2008, at JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong. It was sponsored by four free market-oriented think tanks: Americans for Tax Reforms (ATR, www.atr.org, US), Property Rights Alliance (PRA, www.propertyrightsalliance.org, US), International Policy Network (IPN, UK), and Lion Rock Institute (LRI, www.lionrockinstitute.org HK). *Liberty and Property Rights in the Pacific Rim* June 2008 Liberty is a concept, an ideal, that is often associated with the collective. Individual liberty is often subsumed under gen... more »

Inactivation of Nuclear Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Progressing at Newport News Shipbuilding

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) was moved Saturday from Pier 2 at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division to her original birthplace, Dry Dock 11. Newport News employees will continue the defueling process in the dry dock under the current inactivation contract. Six tugboats guided the ship about one mile to its new location. More than 200 shipbuilders assisted with the ship’s relocation, a two-and-a-half-hour effort. Work will continue in the dry dock until the fall of 2016. Read more

Iran’s Mock-up Aircraft Carrier Returns to Bandar Abbas

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Carrier Mockup Returned To Bander Abbas]New satellite imagery shows that Iran’s mock-up aircraft carrier was not destroyed during naval exercises but was towed back to Bandar Abbas. Imagery captured in mid-March shows what Western sources have called a “barge” berthed at the naval base with extensive damage visible to the deck. The 16 mock aircraft previously visible on handhelds and satellite imagery were nowhere to be found. The mock-up returned to its previous position at 27.141731 56.201896 where it was observed in late January during mobilization. Read more

Indian 15B Project Navy Destroyers—Too Little, Too Late

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: INS Visakhapatnam]Creation of a batch of destroyers under project 15A and the recent launching of the first destroyer in the series 15B are undoubtedly a sign of success of the Indian defense industry. India is making progress in its endeavor to emerge as a formidable military-industrial power. However, a comparison of these construction programmes of large destroyers with similar Chinese programmes clearly demonstrates that attempts to maintain parity in the naval race with China are potentially ruinous for India at least for now, says Vasily Kashin, expert at the Center f... more »

Solar cycles and 45-month oscillations of temperature

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Five days ago, I wrote a blog post about the unusually strong nearly periodic oscillations in the global temperature anomalies measured by satellites. The periodicity seems to be 44-45 months or 3.7 years or so. Your humble correspondent, Bill Zajc, and Roy Spencer have done various interesting calculations. For example, Roy Spencer told me about his calculation saying that my alternative mundane explanation rooted in the leap years cycle gives a 4-year periodicity and 10+ times smaller amplitude than what is needed. Here, I want to make a comment inspired by the possibility that ... more »

China Eyes Type 054A Frigate Sale To Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Type 054A (Jiangkai II) class FFG]China in a move to sell its Type 054A to Russia might showcase the guided-missile frigates at the joint sea 2015 naval exercise later this month in the Mediterranean Sea, Want China Times website reported Sunday. According to Alexander Mozgovoy, a Russian defense expert, Chinese Type 054A can be used as substitutes for the obsolete vessels currently in service before the Russian Navy puts advanced domestic frigates into service. “Since most warships built in China are based on Soviet or Russian technology, Mozgovoy believes that they are pa... more »

Royal Canadian Navy Begins Planned Work To Extend Life Of Submarine Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Victoria class SSK]The Royal Canadian Navy, also known as RCN has commenced on a planned project meant to extend the lifespan of its existing four Victoria-class submarine fleet by 6-18 years. Defence News reports the total project cost could reach CA$1.5 billion to $3 billion (US$1.2 billion to $2.5 billion), depending on the capabilities selected and the length of the life-extension for the boats. At a closed-door meeting on April 7, RCN Capt. Wade Carter, director of naval requirements told industry representatives they want the boats to operate until 2033. Read more

China Develops Fourth-Generation Nuclear Sub

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 093G (Shang) class SSN]China completed the development of its fourth-generation nuclear submarine, media reports said late last week. At a recent meeting in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, Tan Zuojun, vice governor of Liaoning Province and former general manager of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, said that development of China's fourth-generation nuclear submarines and other high-tech weapons had been completed. According to Chinese military experts, the Type 098 fourth-generation nuclear sub features high performance and low noise — a key indicator for measuring a modern ... more »

Seaman photographs submarine in Gulf of Finland

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Unknown submarine]A rare snap of underwater craft taken by man on cargo vessel gives no cause to suspect anything out of the ordinary, insists the Finnish Coast Guard, adding that Russian-built submarines are often tested in the deep waters of the Baltic. A rare photograph capturing a submarine surfacing in waters off the coast of Finland gives no cause to suspect anything out of the ordinary, the Finnish coastguard has said. A sailor on a merchant ship snapped the craft in the early hours of Monday morning, in international waters southwest of Helsinki. Read more

Russia unveils the Krasnodar — what it claims will be ‘the quietest submarine in the world’

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: RFS Krasnodar]Russia has taken another major step towards modernizing its navy. The Russian defence company Admiralty Shipyards launched its second diesel-electric Varshavyanka-class submarine this week. Called Krasnodar, the company claims that the vessel will be “the quietest submarine in the world,” Zachary Keck reports for The National Interest. Read more

Hmbs Rolly Gray Commissioned In Exuma

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HMBS Rolly Gray]The fourth of nine patrol vessels acquired for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has been named after legendary Bahamian sailor, Rolly Gray, and been commissioned during an official ceremony at the Marina at Emerald Bay, Exuma, on Thursday. The HMBS Rolly Gray is the fourth of the Damen Stan Patrol 4207 vessels to be commissioned following HMBS Arthur Hanna, HMBS Durward Knowles and HMBS Leon Smith. The Commanding Officer of the HMBS Rolly Gray will be Granville Adderley, Acting Lieutenant Commander of the Defence Force. Read more

Argentina: 30,000 Doctors and Health Professionals Demand Ban on Glyphosate

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is huge public blow against Round Up. It also powerfully suggests that there is scant controversy in the Argentine medical profession either. Cancer takes a long time to emerge. For that reason most of the victims in Argentina are still unknown. The fact remains that Monsanto has been lying about this toxin for over fifty years while the negative effects show up in about twenty years. There is ample opportunity for many victims to never connect the dots. Round up was the only herbicide that my father returned to the supplier back in the mid sixties. He recognized the... more »

Farmers Turn to GMO-free Crops to Boost Income

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is how the real crap hits the fan as one by one, farmers who are all well trained begin to master organic methods. It will start as one field at a time and better methods will drive out poorer methods This is also how it quickens. Do it for two years and then take your numbers over to your banker to massively increase production. It does not take forty years. At the same time Monsanto and its ilk are been driven from the market place. This will at least quiet the propaganda.. *Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income* *Christopher Doering, cdoering@gannett.com* *... more »

The Origin of the Term Holy Guardian Angel is Unknown.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I suspect that the name came directly by way of spirit informants. Otherwise this item is very important although all the other names are human constructs and mislead. The best evidence, reports and conjectures suggest strongly that all spirits are ongoing participants in the physical life and as part of their own development become angel advisers perhaps taking on an aspect of known angels to guide their assigned client(s). The static kingdom is an excellent name for the second tier of matter we presently know as dark matter. Dark matter lightly binds free... more »

Aliens Created Our Species, Scientist Says

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The big point here is not the proposition so much which was well promoted by Sitzchen in particular but that real testing is actually supporting the proposition *when it should be easily throwing it out*. Understand what i just said here. It is very difficult to prove something is alien because you lack a standard. However it is not difficult to prove something is Terran at all because we have literally millions of standards that we can compare. Everything we have supports the upgrading of an ancestor 200,000 years ago and earlier hybridization much earlier with a member o... more »

President Obama To Appoint Gen. Joseph F. Dunford As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
President Obama meets with Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, center, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, on Sept. 30 in the Oval Office. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House) *CNN*:* Obama to tap Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs* *President Barack Obama plans to name a trusted military adviser with ties to his drawdown of troops in Afghanistan as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, multiple officials confirmed to CNN on Monday.* *Obama plans to name Gen. Joseph F. Dunford to the post at the White House on Tuesday.* *Dunford currently ser... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“What's happening to this spiral galaxy? Just a few hundred million years ago, NGC 2936, the upper of the two large galaxies shown, was likely a normal spiral galaxy- spinning, creating stars- and minding its own business. But then it got too close to the massive elliptical galaxy NGC 2937 below and took a dive. Dubbed the Porpoise Galaxy for its iconic shape, NGC 2936 is not only being deflected but also being distorted by the close gravitational interaction. A burst of young blue stars forms the nose of the porpoise toward the left of the upper galaxy, while the center of the spir... more »

Vaccines and National Security

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
Why you should think twice before getting your next jab. *May 5, 2015* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - One can easily see in the emerging information and cyber war that a nation having its own IT infrastructure, its own hardware, and its own versions of social media platforms is quickly becoming a matter of national security. Without control over these assets, a nation must depend on foreign suppliers for their computers, peripheries and software. Already, this dependence has opened nations up to now evident threats including malware embedded into hardware and software that is otherwise imp... more »

Nelson Report: Taiwan Bid to join AIIB = TPP leverage?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
[image: Coast_April_8] *An abandoned strongpoint keeps watch over the coast.* Two interesting items here. First, the Nelson Report, the Washington Insider report, observes that the KMT may be attempting to use AIIB entry as leverage to enter the TPP. At the bottom, a reporter tries to get the State Department to comment on the 1992 Consensus, claiming absurdly that the 1992 Consensus was the basis for the CCP-KMT lovefest. China loves that 1992 Consensus and insists Taiwanese politicians hew to it even though Beijing itself has never accepted it. The US State Department is generally ... more »

Did the May 3, 2015 Earthquake in Japan Cause Fukushima's Melted Fuel to Fission?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
This video suggests that the earthquake that shook north east Japan May 3 2015 was responsible fro the emissions soon visible at Daiichi after the shaking stopped: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf8gsptj6UQ&feature=youtu.be I strongly recommend watching the video. I was not watching the cams during the earthquake but noticed that the emissions seemed unusually thick when I started watching the cams about 10 hours later. I also documented the very large boat in the harbor http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2015/05/unceassing-emissions.html I created a file of screenshots because the ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Second Law"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Second Law"* by Chet Raymo "Cartoon in the New Yorker: Kid in his incredibly messy bedroom says to his frowning mother at the door, "I blame entropy." Well, yes. The universe is a mess, and destined to get messier all the time. That's what happens in isolated systems. Like a universe. Like a kid's room. But here and there we buck the trend. We take advantage of not being in an isolated system. We take advantage of the fact that the Sun is getting messy big time to build pockets of order here on Earth. Sistine Chapels. Sewage systems. School houses. Sun: debit. Earth: credit. Ent... more »

"Don't Look At Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“I apologize because of the terrible mess the planet is in. But it has always been a mess. There have never been any ‘Good Old Days,’ there have just been days. And as I say to my grandchildren, ‘Don’t look at me. I just got here myself.’” - Kurt Vonnegut, Syracuse University Commencement speech, 1994

"Positive Dissociation, And Its Importance: "Losing Yourself" in a Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Positive Dissociation, And Its Importance:* * "Losing Yourself" in a Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life"* by The Ohio State University "When you "lose yourself" inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests. Researchers at Ohio State University examined what happened to people who, while reading a fictional story, found themselves feeling the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of one of the characters as if they were the...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "Circles of Our Lives"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Circles of Our Lives"* "Within the circles of our lives we dance the circles of the years, the circles of the seasons within the circles of the years, the cycles of the moon within the circles of the seasons, the circles of our reasons within the cycles of the moon. Again, again we come and go, changed, changing. Hands join, unjoin in love and fear, grief and joy. The circles turn, each giving into each, into all. Only music keeps us here, each by all the others held. In the hold of hands and eyes we turn in pairs, that joining joining each to all again. And then we turn aside, alone,... more »

Why are Interest Rates so Low?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
That is the question that Ben Bernanke, former US Fed Chairman, tackled in his blog at Brookings. Here are the papers: Why are interest rates so low? March 30, 2015 Why are interest rates so low, Part 2: Secular stagnation, March 31, 2015 Why are interest rates so low, Part 3: The Global savings glut, April 1, 2015 Why are interest rates so low, Part 4: Term premiums, April 13, 2015. To summarize his points, the following are among his concluding statements and charts or table presented. Part 1: *The state of the economy, not the Fed, is the ultimate determinant of the sustainable le... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Sometimes, lifetimes are chosen to be with friends. And sometimes one friend agrees to be off balance and the other balanced. One teaches stability, the other teaches spontaneity. Win-win, cool-cool. Gets kind of wonky though, if either starts thinking they're more important to the other, than the other is to them. Every nut needs a cracker and every cracker needs a nut, metaphorically." "You know?" The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" www.tut.com

"Trying to Please Others, Living for Ourselves"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Trying to Please Others, Living for Ourselves"* by "We may not realize until we are adults that we are living our life to make our parents happy. Most of us come to a point in our lives when we question why we are doing what we are doing, and many of us come to realize that we may be living our lives in an effort to make our parents happy. This realization can dawn when we are in our 20s, our 40s, or even later, depending upon how tight a hold our family of origin has on our psyche. We may feel shocked or depressed by this information, but we can trust that it is coming to us at... more »

"Grave Faults..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Only the following items should be considered to be grave faults: not respecting another's rights; allowing oneself to be paralyzed by fear; feeling guilty; believing that one does not deserve the good or ill that happens in one's life; being a coward. We will love our enemies, but not make alliances with them. They were placed in our path in order to test our sword, and we should, out of respect for them, struggle against them. We will choose our enemies.” ― Paulo Coelho, "Like the Flowing River"

Is Boko Haram Falling Apart?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Nigerien soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. Reuters/Emmanuel Braun *Reuters: **Nigeria’s Boko Haram in disarray as government forces advance* *(Reuters) - Boko Haram is fracturing as shortages of weapons and fuel foment tensions between its foot soldiers and leaders, women rescued from the Islamist jihadi fighters by Nigerian troops told Reuters.* *The group abducted an estimated 2,000 women and girls last year as it sought to carve out an Islamic state in the northeast of Africa’s biggest econ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

Texas cartoon shooting: Another Charlie Hebdo-style false flag?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
Pam Geller without her make-up Was Sunday’s shooting at an anti-Islam event in Texas a false flag attack? We know that Pam Geller, organizer of the Texas event, works for the corrupt criminal wing of the intelligence services responsible for 9/11, Bali, Madrid, Mumbai, 7/7/, Paris, Copenhagen, and more. That in itself is a big red flag. The Texas shooting, like the Copenhagen cartoon shooting of February 14th, appears to be a follow-up incident designed to reinforce the memory of the Paris shootings in the popular mind. Read *We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French... more »

USA Preet Bharara takes aim at his second target among NYS's legendary "Three Men in a Room"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Might as well be mugshots*: *Reuters photog Eduardo Munoz snapped this shot of Dean and Mini-Dean, aka NYS Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his boy Adam, approaching FBI HQ this morning, before they were indicted on assorted federal corruption charges.* *"It's like [expletive] Preet Bharara is listening to every [expletive] phone call."* *-- Adam Skelos, in a phone call with his father(recorded by the feds, of course)* *by Ken* Here I was, thinking of doing a follow-up to my Friday post "New Jersey USA kicks up the heat on Bridgegate Krispykronies, and we learn some nast... more »

Remembering The Odessa Massacre

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast:* *A Year After the Odessa Massacre, Burning Hatred Divides the City* *This beautiful city on the Black Sea has become a symbol of the complex suspicions and conspiracies that plague Ukraine.* *ODESSA, Ukraine—Several women surrounded a man taking a cell phone video of people laying flowers around photographs of victims killed in the horrific fire at Odessa's Trade Unions House last year.* *The women were hostile, even menacing. The man looked suspicious to them, could be “a provocateur,” they said, maybe even a pro-Euromaidan activist, a category of p... more »

Dani and Duncan on "Shoot from the Hip": Video Archive

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
Last Friday night, May 1, 2015, I joined Duncan O'Finioan on his show "Shoot from the Hip". .... .... and OHhhhhhhh, what rabbit holes we dove into!! Duncan and I definitely went deep into several "woo woo" topics- way deeper than I usually go on shows, lol. The conversation was amazing and I can guarantee that it's just the first of many- Duncan and I have a LOT to talk about!! Friday night Duncan and I discussed several different aspects of CERN and the opening of portals into "astral/demonic/higher/lower" realms or dimensions- depending on your personal terminology. We dug... more »

Another Silver-Spoon Parasite Slithers Forth

Social-Freedom National-Justice at Social Freedom Through National Justice - 1 day ago
I do not watch the brain-washing instrument known as television. I flick through the radio when I am driving, in order to avoid the nauseous propaganda and sickening Americanisation which is spewed across the airwaves. I do not read Establishment 'news' papers, as they are just another aspect of the lying manipulative machine which laughingly calls itself the free press. In spite of a concerted effort to avoid all news of the Windsor mafia's latest creation, I have failed and I have become aware that another parasite has been born. It seems avoiding the transmissions of the enem... more »

Very Important Video: Hellstorm - Exposing The Real Genocide Of Nazi Germany

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
As a student of real history, and not that complete and utter bullshit that we see from the Jew spew media and the lies in our so called "history" books, I have been working hard in exposing the real truths about our past, and especially exactly what has happened in the last century when it comes to the World Wars... People do deserve the truth.... I want to present a fabulous new video that absolutely shows the truth about what Germany was subjected to in the closing days of the second World War, and especially the massive genocide of the German people shortly after the conflict en... more »

Sen. Sanders Running Against Hillary

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Vermont senator and self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders has declared a run for president and the Democratic Party nomination against corporate captive Hillary Clinton. Should be an interesting race as he appears to be carrying the Occupy movement message about the 99% into the corporate dominated electoral fray. See more *here* I've long maintained that when the black community surges, as they are now doing after the cop killings in Ferguson, New York City and Baltimore, they help open the door for other progressive movements to slip into the light. I can hear pe... more »

Russia Showcases Its New Armata Tank (And Other Hardware)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Armata main battle tank, courtesy Russian Defense Ministry *RT*: *Armata unveiled: First ever full high-def photos of Russia's newest hardware* *The Russian Defense Ministry has for the first time fully revealed the new Armata tank in a series of photographs published on its website in the run-up to the Victory Day parade in Moscow.* *All the previous images obtained by the media showed T-14 Armata with its turret draped in protective canvas. Now, the Defense Ministry has published images of the tank, as well as several other new armored vehicles, in high definition, accompanied w... more »

Military Activity In The Baltics Is Approaching Cold War Levels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Anti-submarine depth charges are seen on the deck of Swedish Koster-class naval mine-hunter HMS Ulvon at Karlskrona naval base, Sweden, on April 29, 2015. Reuters/Tim Hepher *Tim Hepher, Reuters:* *Baltic military shadow-boxing said to reach Cold War levels* *A daily game of Cold War cat-and-mouse is ratcheting up tensions in the Baltic and drawing the biggest military presence into the region for over 20 years, Swedish military officials say.* *Eye-to-eye encounters with Russian combat jets and reports of suspected submarines in Swedish and Finnish waters are fuelling regional co... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Josh Rogin, Bloomberg: Obama's New Answers on Iran Fall Flat Top Obama administration officials have released new details about how they would lift most sanctions against Iran. Those are unnerving some experts, who doubt the administration’s claims about the sanctions will hold up. In speeches last week to a conference at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Vice President Joe Biden revealed new details about the end of most sanctions against Iran if a nuclear deal is reached. The officials also claimed that most of the sanctions, including... more »

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