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Saturday, May 9, 2015

9 May - Blogs I'm Following II

English: Oil on canvas painting of Edith Whart...English: Oil on canvas painting of Edith Wharton; size without frame 73×60.3 cm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Mount, 2006The Mount, 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: View of the garden of the Castel Sain...English: View of the garden of the Castel Sainte-Claire, the home of Edith Wharton, Hyeres, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: View of the gardens at Pavilion Colom...English: View of the gardens at Pavilion Colombe, St. Brice-sous-Forêt, France, with the home of American writer Edith Wharton in the background. Photograph by American photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. No known restrictions on publication. Johnston archives part of the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/93517220/?sid=da1ca6c2a98aaf723aa0545ebd703779 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Annals of War: Mrs. Wharton has her picture taken

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Edith Wharton (1862-1937)* *(No, this isn't the photo in question!)* *by Ken* I don't mean to make light, or at any rate not too light, of these weird and wonderful little story of the great American writer Edith Wharton's, which I couldn't resist sharing. Because the circumstances in which these odd events transpired were anything but light. By chance in the very week that the world took note of the 100th anniversary of the sinking-by- torpedo of the Cunard liner Lusitania, at 2:10pm on Thursday, May 7, 2015, thereby drawing a certain amount of attention to World War I, I happen... more »

Fukushima Update, 5/9/15: “Your Radiation This Week”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Your Radiation This Week”* by Bob Nichols (San Francisco) May 8, 2015 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it: *RADIATION CPM* CITY STATE* *Listed in Counts per Minute, a Count is One Radioactive Decay Registered by the Instrument. Where noted Partial Counts are listed. *50 CPM is an alert level.* 329 CPM Boston, MA, – Partial Count. 195 CPM New York City, – Partial Count. 447 CPM Raleigh, NC, – Partial Count. 251 CPM ... more »

Translation of the Roswell Slides Placard

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 4 hours ago
I will freely admit when I was told, during a telephone conversation last night (May 8) that two groups, working independently, had come to the same conclusions about the placard near the body, it didn’t overly surprise me. They both said the first line proved it was a mummy of a child. I didn’t disbelieve this claim because to me, it looked like a mummy and I was surprised that Tom and Don would go off on a years’ long search for some answers given the look of the slides. Overnight there have been some questions raised about the legitimacy of the announcement and I have done today ... more »

Pre-Ascension Exercise #4 Erasing Chemtrails for fun....

Anonymous at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
By American Kabuki May 9, 2015 This one is mostly for fun, and the confidence it builds that you are indeed a being of light. You are a being of energy and part of the infinite intelligence of an infinite loving consciousness of this universe. *Vapor is one of the easiest things for you to manipulate with your energy field.* Its responds to very subtle energies, and physicists use cloud chambers to teach students about atomic particles because they respond to subtle energy. And we've got fleets of thousand of airplanes around the world turning our skies into cloud chambers for... more »

Slow Down Fast Track

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Opponents of fast track trade authority from Popular Resistance, Public Citizen, Communication Workers of America and Friends of the Earth rallied on Capitol Hill to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe as he came to speak to a Joint Session of Congress with a three story tall Trojan Horse. The theme of the protest was ‘No Fast Track for Secret Corporate Trade Deals’. Banners read “No Fast Track for Secret Trojan Treaties” and “Stop the TPP: Transparency Release the Text.” There were also signs in Japanese which said: “U.S. citizens stand in solidarity with Japanese citize... more »

Open Letter to a Young Forest Ecosystem Management Major

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 5 hours ago
* By Bill Neil* I suppose another way to look at this is that the prints have come back from the crime lab, and ours are collectively all over the extinguished species. The best we can plead, I think, is “involuntary species slaughter.” Dear Matt: An environmental friend of mine passed on your letter from the “Gowood Blogspot,” and your worries that the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has gone overboard in protecting “nature,” and slighted humans as a consequence. I think it is a good thing we greens to have face tough questions about what we value, and the efficacy of the laws ... more »

"I hope the @thetimes will apologise to the relatives of the recently dead in #Nepal for describing the #UK #election2015 as an earthquake"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
Cripes! (or given the recent success of the SNP maybe that should be 'Crivens!'). Whether it's down to Murdochophobia or merely BBC prissiness, here's one heck of a bizarre tweet from BBC old-timer Hugh Sykes: I hope the @thetimes will apologise to the relatives of the recently dead in #Nepal for describing the #UK #election2015 as an earthquake. — HughSykes (@HughSykes) May 9, 2015 At least Hugh is willing to engage with his critics (i.e. *B-BBC's *irresistible force, DB): DB ‏@4d2b DB retweeted HughSykes *WTF? * HughSykes ‏@HughSykes @4d2b *lazy insensitive metaphorising - di... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Pre-Ascension Exercise #3 The Heart Love Vortex

Anonymous at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
By American Kabuki May 9, 2015 This exercise is one of the first I learned. It was originally taught to me by GW Hardin in 2012 when I was compiling the stats on banker resignations worldwide. I was noticing some really strange and unsettling energies at that time, and came down with a very mysterious illness that landed me in the hospital in June of 2012. GW Hardin told me to visualize a vortex coming from my heart. And whenever I felt an energy that was very uncomfortable, I was told to visualize the vortex and some event, emotion or a pet or whatever that evoked a strong emot... more »

"A Sense of Humor..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is." - Horace Walpole "I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation." - W. Somerset Maugham And the subject of the graphic? Well, that's another story entirely... lol - CP

Humor: “Cockatoo Finding Out He Is Going To The Vet”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Humor: “Cockatoo Finding Out He Is Going To The Vet”* by angeleyedboidan "Max knows when he sees his carrier that it's a visit to the vet and gets pretty vocal about it. Max is saying his own words that only he understands for the most part. The only things I know he is saying is "I don't wanna" and "What did I say." He is actually a very happy and loving bird, but like any kid, he needs to express himself every now and then. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=119&v=5UUjJysUMTw

OMG, it's Friday the 13th on a Wednesday, and Postcard Thursday on a Friday!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*Ernest Flagg's late, lamented Singer Building(No, the loss wasn't recent, but you see --)* *by Ken* Maybe you had to grow up with *Pogo* -- at best half-understanding it, at that -- to have a proper horror of this week's upcoming Friday the 13th fallling on a Wednesday. Compared with that, Postcard Thursday happening on a Friday is like a walk in the park. As a fan of Postcard Thursday, when it happened this week, I just took it as sweet gratification stretched out a day. Isn't it good to have to, you know, wait for stuff? (That's what I was told, though maybe not in those exact... more »

Mocking Galloway, and Lyse Doucet

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Aww! And talking of *Dead Ringers,* their post-election special made me laugh quite a lot. They were fairly even in their spread of targets, though the harshest satirical barbs inevitably went against the Conservatives and UKIP. (This is a BBC comedy show after all). And their closing number was clearly a little bit sad about poor Ed. (It even got an 'aww!' from the BBC audience). Still, here are some of my highlights (i.e. the bits that satirised targets I enjoyed being targeted): ***** *Jim Naughtie*: It's the morning after the election and two things are now clear: David Cam... more »

Confessions of a euphoric blogger

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Maybe it's because I was so swept up by a feeling of euphoria on Thursday night/Friday morning but I completely failed to spot what many in the 'BBC bias blogosphere' spotted - that the BBC was in complete mourning for Labour and the Lib Dems and in deep depression about the Conservative victory. I just didn't see any of that as I was watching and listening. In fact, I remember thinking they were all doing a reasonable job at disguising whatever feelings they had. I did think though that they were all looking increasingly tired as the night went on - except for Andrew Neil, who ... more »

Pre-Ascension Exercise #2Connecting to Universal YOU via the Double Vortex

Anonymous at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
By American Kabuki May 9, 2015 DO THIS EXERCISE FROM A STATE OF PURE LOVE ENERGY... This next exercise is useful for getting a glimpse of your Higher or perhaps Highest aspect of SELF... The true YOU, most of which is not currently residing in full in your body. Until you see it, you don't know what you don't know right? Again this one was suggested to me by Heather. The goal here is to raise the body vibration so that you can get a glimpse of what is in store for you. Its more than you ever thought. It's my belief the veil on consciousness is pretty much gone... but we have a numb... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

My sorta Jewish Lawyer advises me aboot the top ten reasons I am not a Jewish lawyer

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
1)Drugs and alcool. This is a hazard but you have survied that critical period of being stoned and drunk for years. 2) Got nothing to say really thats revelvant in this universe. No you are fully engaged saving internet orphans and babies daily. 3)Hate my profession because its soul sucking, See number two 4) I am really fucking smart and have money and I seek no more. In this case your like me in one and three. 5) People do not understand me when I talk smart, and talking stupid is so much work. 6)Pioneers or change advocats get major arrows, its like Vikings when they went... more »

Pre-Ascension Exercise #1 LEARNING TO FEEL THE ENERGIES....

Anonymous at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
By American Kabuki May 9, 2015 I thought I'd post some exercises I have been playing with over the past few months. They are relatively simple compared to the post I made about "*spinning the light*" in someone to raise their level of light coming from Source. The first one is one given to me by Heather Tucci-Jarraf... which simple involves laying down somewhere comfortable and quiet where you won't be disturbed. You might want to meditate and clear your mind of distractions. If your mind is really distracted just sit down at a table, write down your worst concerns in little she... more »

I want a lambo so bad I will leave my comfort zone filled with entiltlemt potholes

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I never had a seventh birthday the age of majority in your calander i was stuck at sixteen' for me it meant freedom in this world i could drive a car and wander far and star in my own life from different locations and then come back home without additional support when it was time to sleep Age of majority means nothing when there is no real law its all a side screen for pretending that adolescents are going to be well behaved because we legislated that there is a fucking law against that child if you can not listen to me listen to the government they are shopping at my store and your ... more »

May 9: "Knives, sharp objects regularly seized at Moncton courthouse"

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
So bloody what? At an airport, my tiny penknife with its two inch blade was seized so that I couldn't use it to take control of an aircraft with with a hundred and fifty passengers, murder them all, and crash the plane into the new Shediac trailer park. Such knives are seized at the courthouse where they also seize scissors and butter knives and nail files. All of that is reasonable enough. But it's scarcely cause for a panic. And I read that bottle openers and corkscrews are routinely seized, too. But I can't remember the last time a judge was corkscrewed to death during a trial. ... more »

Tribes Disrespected by Federal and State Officials in Grizzly Fight

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Tribes Disrespected by Federal and State Officials in Grizzly Fight “They literally pulled the plug on me and escorted me out,” recounts Walks Along, who described feeling threatened during the incident." James Walks Along By Sara Atiqtalik Censored News CODY, WY.  05-08-2015 -- James Walks Along was forced to abandon an address to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the

So, the NSA Has an Actual 'Skynet' Program...And 'MonsterMind'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“*So, the NSA Has an Actual 'Skynet' Program... And 'MonsterMind'”* U.S. Government Designated Prominent Al Jazeera Journalist As “Member Of Al Qaeda” by Cora Currierr, Glenn Greenwald, and Andrew Fishman and Kim Zetter “We’ve suspected it all along- that 'Skynet', the massive program that brings about world destruction in the 'Terminator' movies, was just a fictionalization of a real program in the hands of the US government. And now it’s confirmed- at least in name. The NSA does have a program called Skynet. But unlike the autonomous, self-aware computerized defense system in Term... more »

Syria: Chemical Weapon meme rerun as US readies airstrikes supporting ISIS etc

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
Flashback: US Begins to Train & Equip "Syrian" fighters in Jordan There are no moderate Syrian rebels- There are multiple brands of NATO/Israeli backed fighters. Including ISIS. AQ. Al Nusra. As previously mentioned the US is 'training' these killers and will use air power to support them. Covering all bases the US is recirculating the already implanted meme regarding chemicals weapons US air support for terrorists: "they are likely to run up against a myriad of forces, including those of the Syrian government" "Once they return, (*to Syria*) Washington will defend the forces" "... more »

32 Photos Of The U.S. Marines Through History

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. Marine Corps photo *Business Insider*: *32 powerful pictures of the US Marines through history* *The Marine Corps has served a role in every conflict in the history of the United States.* *That is because the Marines operate on sea, air, and land — unlike the other services — and can respond to a crisis in under 24 hours with the full force of a modern military.* *Earlier this week President Barack Obama nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the second Marine to ever hold the highest leadership position in the a... more »

Is The Russian Military Undergoing A Purge?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks during a ceremony to award WWII veterans in honor of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War in Moscow, February 20, 2015. *Business Insider:* *Putin just dismissed nearly 20 generals* *Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed nearly 20 generals just a day before Moscow was set to host a Victory Day parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, RIA Novosti reports. * *The generals were dismissed by a presidential decree. Among those let go was the lieutenant general of police, Ser... more »

Fear, Loathing, and the UK General Election

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
We now know what happened, but *why* did it happen? How was it that an election campaign characterised by two different approaches, one upbeat, one defeated-looking; one that had momentum and enthusiasm and the other little more than desperate personal attacks, climaxed as it did? The result, which was unexpectedly very bad for Labour, is going to be scrutinised and analysed for years to come. But over the coming months dominant narratives about what happened will emerge in labour movement circles, and the story we tell about the shock catastrophe of 2015 will heavily condition the... more »

Lindsey Graham Says The GOP Will Lose Without Minority Voters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Putative GOP 2016 hopeful/South Carolina closet queen Lindsey Graham told *USAToday*'s "Capital Download" that his party will lose the 2016 presidential election because of their agenda towards minorities. “We’ll lose... I mean, we’ve got a big hole we’ve dug with Hispanics. We’ve gone from 44 percent of the Hispanic vote [in the 2004 presidential election] to 27 percent [in 2012]. You’ll never convince me ... it’s not because of the immigration debate... If I were the president of the United States, I would veto any bill that did not have a pathway to citizenship. You would have a... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 10 hours ago
*Mayor calls for changes on Library Foundation, president resigns after WWL-TV report*

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
My interview with Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi on the changes in the Iraqi insurgency was reposted by the Rubin Center.

U.S. Air Force Threatens To Mouthball F-16s To Keep The A-10 Flying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
File photo. (REUTERS/Staff Sgt. Jason Robertson/U.S. Air Force/Handout via Reuters) *FOX News/Military.com: **Air Force mulls mothballing F-16s if Congress blocks A-10 retirement* *The House Armed Services Committee inserted $683 million into the 2016 defense bill to stop the Air Force from retiring the A-10 Warthog.* *However, Air Force leaders said the service will have to mothball F-16s and delay the deployment of the F-35 in response to the move by the committee.* *Service leaders have said for years the Air Force can no longer afford the A-10. The service said it needs to de... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 11 hours ago
*Allen L Roland at 81 * *Since I’m approaching 82 and partially disabled with a military service related condition, it’s time to update my Living Will along with a promise ~ inspired of course by the irrepressible Paul Rudnick of the New Yorker: Allen L Roland, Ph.D* *"Me and Merle were talking, ain't many of us left ~ We were chuckling about that. Where'd everybody go? The fact he and I are still here is probably a miracle in itself"*~ *Willie Nelson (age 82) speaking of **his friend **Merle Haggard* *Those of you who have not read the New Yorker’s Paul Rudnick... more »

On the CNBC Interview of Gates, Munger, and Buffett about Education.

David Greene at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
http://t.co/NWGCHBceSd [image: kevin rudd hard to be humble]What if all schools were public and integrated racially and economically? Three people are interviewed. Two come off as fools. Only Buffett speaks about a hard truth. Bill Gates sounded foolish. He said NYC and Chicago have had superior results because of Mayoral takeovers. He obviously doesn’t see the facts. He thinks public schools must use charters’ “best practices.” Such drivel. All schools can learn form others best practices…We have been doing that for a century. More from Gates: This is most difficult area in... more »

Is The Islamic State The Most Successful Terrorist Brand Ever?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN:* *ISIS: The most successful terrorist brand ever?* *Like moths to a flame, a growing number of people around the world have been drawn to the terrorist organization ISIS.* *The al Qaeda splinter group is trying to create an Islamic state on territory it controls in Syria and Iraq. But its reach goes much further.* *This week's attack in Texas is the latest reminder of how the group inspires an international following using a unique mix of propaganda, social media, Hollywood techniques, and branding strategies more commonly associated with the corporate world.* *ISIS gene... more »

North Korea Claims To Have Successfully Test-Fired An Underwater Ballistic Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*USA Today:* *North Korea tests submarine ballistic missile* *Under the watchful eyes of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea says it has conducted an underwater test-firing of a submarine ballistic missile, the Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday.* *The test "proved and confirmed that the ballistic missile fire from the submarine fully met the requirements of the latest military science and technology," KCNA said.* *The North's state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper published photos of a projectile rising from the surface and Kim smiling from a distance at what loo... more »

North Korea Threatens Targeted Strikes Against South Korea's Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian*:* North Korea threatens strikes on South's navy in sea dispute* *Military command says South Korean ships have been violating North’s territorial waters off west coast in dispute that has previously resulted in deadly clashes* *North Korea’s military has warned of “unannounced targeted strikes” against South Korea’s navy – accusing the South of violating its territorial waters off the peninsula’s west coast, the scene of deadly naval clashes in the past.* *Pyongyang’s warning comes during the annual crab fishing season, which runs until June in the waters off th... more »

How the U.S. didn't liberate Prague 70 years ago

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Seventy years ago, Prague was liberated by the regular Soviet army led by Ivan Konev – and also by the anti-Bolshevik Russian general Andrey Vlasov (who was previously captured and whose troops were temporarily changed into units of the German army). Because the continuing control of German units over my homeland after the official capitulation seems like too "big a detail" to be neglected, I still consider May 9th (and not May 8th) to be the end of Second World War in Europe. Moscow saw a huge military parade today. Czech president Zeman and Slovak PM Fico didn't attend the parad... more »

Supplemental: Why our discourse is a mess!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015A tale of two ranking professors:* Professor Krugman wrote an important column in yesterday’s New York Times. Don’t get us wrong! He’s written the column a hundred times. No one in the national press corps pays a lick of attention. Despite this unfortunate state of affairs, the column is sane and important. It helps explain the shape of our floundering culture. In this morning’s Washington Post, Professor Lessig writes a different type of column. In fairness, his column treats important topics, as Krugman’s does. That said: If Lessig was a graduate studen... more »

The Growing Problem Of Fraud In The U.S. Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Over 3,000 American have been killed protecting fuel convoys, so the Pentagon has a strategy to get serious about efficiency. *CNN* *Julia Harte, Slate: **The Fraud of War* *U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have stolen tens of millions through bribery, theft, and rigged contracts.U.S. Army Specialist Stephanie Charboneau sat at the center of a complex trucking network in Forward Operating Base Fenty near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border that distributed daily tens of thousands of gallons of what troops called “liquid gold”: the refined petroleum that fueled the internationa... more »

Ted Strickland: "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Bob Dylan wrote "The Times They Are A-Changin'" in 1963 and it was the title track for his 1964 album release. The impact and influence of the song is probably unprecedented-- or at least was when I was growing up in the 1960s. Ohio Senate candidate and former Governor Ted Strickland is less than a decade older than I am but the '60s was still part of his growing to maturity era. he was studying history at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky when Dylan was writing it and he received his Master of Divinity from the Asbury Theological Seminary in 1967, when Dylan and his music-- pa... more »

Russia Celebrates Victory Day (Complete Video of Today's Red Square Parade)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*RT*: *70 for Victory: Armata tanks, nuclear bombers, intl boots in Moscow for V-Day* *On Saturday Russia is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II. The biggest part is the military parade in Moscow’s Red Square, a grand event involving newest hardware at the army’s disposal.* *The parade opened with solemn carrying of two flags, that of Russia and the historic banner that was raised over the Reichstag building back in 1945 to declare that it was taken by the Red Army. * *Troops from all arms of the service were lined up on Red Square. Those include you... more »

The U.S. Army Wants An 'Invisibility Suit' For Its Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Guy Cramer, CEO of Canadian camouflage makers Hyperstealth Biotechnology, says he demonstrated metamaterial camouflage to US military scientists last year *Daily Mail*: *US Army is developing 'invisibility suit' for soldiers to make them DISAPPEAR on the battlefield - and says it will begin trials in just 18 months* ** Hoped suit will work in every terrain, and in every temperature* ** chameleon-like system would continuously update the colour and pattern* *The US Army is developing an invisibility suits for its soldiers.* *It has requested firms developing 'stealth fabrics' to ge... more »

Eat my kilt

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
If you spend too much time looking out for BBC bias you find yourself starting to spot bias everywhere. It’s under the bed with the fluff. Oh how easy it is to get oneself radicalised. Here at “Is the BBC biased?” we pride ourselves on our moderate, centre ground approach, always ready to give credit where it’s due. There is only one area over which I freely admit I haven’t been able do this, but that is because the fault lies with ‘them not me.’ It’s the BBC’s coverage of the Middle East, specifically the Israel/Palestine situation. I sincerely believe the BBC takes a fierce and fi... more »

Solar Update

Anonymous at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago

Archangel Michael ~ The reforming of your physical body

Anonymous at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
http://pleiadedolphininfos.blogspot.it/2015/05/meline-portia-lafont-aa-michael-reform.html *Most of this matches information and experiences I have had. I** think the "silicon" thing is an insertion into the channeling by the conduit embodiment, but use your discernment. Many people only know one kind of crystal, the quartz ones they have at home, and the silicon that is in their electronics and watches. All elements form crystals, as does carbon, DNA and proteins and water even in its liquid state structures as crystals. Cholesterol in your brain is a "liquid crystal" as is the... more »

Becoming Their Own Targets.

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://what-buddha-said.net/ Chantal Hebert writes that it's been a rough week for the Harperites. They're beginning to look long in the tooth and extraordinarily incompetent. Consider Mr. Harper's "surprise" trip to Iraq: The prime minister travels to Iraq and Kuwait — close to the frontline in the war against Islamic State extremists — ostensibly to show his support for our troops. Scores of photo opportunities follow. In their eagerness to showcase their boss in the role of commander-in-chief (and rake up pre-election points), the s... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*The Soccer Mom Revolt Against Common Core* *The opt-out movement against taking the tests is growing, and so is the Obama administration’s ire* The term “soccer mom”—political shorthand for the upscale suburban women President Clinton courted so successfully in the 1990s—may have fallen out of use with the Beltway set in more recent years, but this swing voting bloc is still around. Just ask Arne Duncan. As President Obama’s education secretary and the administration’s head cheerleader for the new Common Core academic standards, Mr. Duncan has spent four years trying to convince ... more »

The Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Peter Gray* - Forced education interferes with children's abilities to educate themselves. The post The Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education appeared first on Waking Times.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*2015 Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo!* *Carville to Jindal: ‘History will hunt you down’~Gambit* *May '95 flood led to drainage improvements ~WWLTV* *Surprising Ana becomes tropical storm nearing the Carolinas ~WVUE*


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Warmist Nimrods did NOT die in the Arctic because of thin ice* Two Arctic ice researchers presumed drowned after unseasonably high temperatures That's what Amy Westervelt, in The Guardian of Saturday 2 May said. To quote: “Police have called off the search for two Dutch scientists. Unusually thin ice likely played a role in their presumed death in the Canadian Arctic this week. Researchers Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo are presumed drowned after they appear to have broken through the ice while on a scientific expedition. In a voicemail on Tuesday, Dutch researcher Marc Co... more »

10 Reasons You Should Never Get A Job

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video - *Ralph Smart, a psychologist, life coach and author of Feel Alive by Ralph Smart, encourages every person who is not happy in their job to dream bigger and move towards their passion. The post 10 Reasons You Should Never Get A Job appeared first on Waking Times.

Some questions about the election results and the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Looking closely at the election results, there are certain things the BBC doesn't seem to be paying very much attention to in its post-election coverage (of which I've watched quite a lot in the past couple of days, and rather enjoyed). Firstly, if you add up all the votes received for every UK political party that achieved 0.1% of the vote or more on Thursday (excluding all the insignificant others), you will find that parties traditionally described as "right-wing" won 51% of the votes, whilst parties traditionally described as "left-wing" won 41% of the vote and parties traditi... more »

CAG picks holes in LCA project, says it fails to meet IAF requirements

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Tejas LCA]India's Tejas Light Combat Aircraft project, in the works for over three decades, came under severe criticism from CAG today as it pointed out that its Mark-I version has 53 "significant shortfalls" which have reduced its operational capabilities as well as survivability. Not only that, IAF would be "constrained" to induct the fighter LCA without availability of a trainer model, thereby "adversely impacting pilot training", the audit body said in a report tabled in Parliament. The CAG noted that it was due to the delay in the manufacture and supply of LCA that IA... more »

Two civilians killed as MiG-27 crashes; Pilot safe

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: MiG-27 Flogger]A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Alipurdwar in West Bengal on Friday evening killing two civilians on the ground even as the pilot ejected safely. The aircraft had taken off from the Hasimara air base in Jalpaiguri district. The crash happened at 8.30pm about 10 minutes after it went airborne, an IAF official in New Delhi said. Read more

Israel, Greece, Greek Cyprus alarmed by Turkey’s ‘game-changer’ landing platform dock

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: SPS Juan Carlos I (L61)]As Turkey's Undersecretariat of Defense Industries (SSM) and Turkish shipyard Sedef Shipbuilding Inc. have signed a contract to build Turkey's first landing platform dock (LPD) on Thursday, this move was interpreted as 'alarming' for Israel, Greece and Greek Cyprus as it would change the whole security balance in Eastern Mediterranean. The LPD, expected to be completed by 2021, is a part Turkey's national ship (MİLGEM) project and the country's recent moves to develop and improve its own defense industry. Weighing 27,436 tons, 231 meter-long ship wil... more »

Steep-diving BrahMos missile tested successfully

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: BrahMos missile launch]The Army on Friday successfully tested an advanced version of the 290-km BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile, which has "steep dive capabilities" to take out targets hidden behind mountain ranges. "The missile was tested in the eastern sector for a distance over 200-km. The test has once again established the missile as an incredibly lethal weapon with pinpoint accuracy to take on enemy targets anywhere," said BrahMos chief Sudhir Mishra. Read more

USS Taylor decomissioned; officer's family recalls his heroism

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: USS Taylor (FFG 50)]The last sailors walked off the brow of the USS Taylor (FFG-50) on Friday as Mayport said goodbye to one of its last remaining frigates. However, this frigate’s work isn’t done. As the U.S. Navy and Mayport welcome in the frigate’s replacement, the littoral combat ship and fast frigate, the USS Taylor and three other Oliver Hazard-Perry class frigates will be sold to Taiwan under the Naval Transfer Act of 2013. Read more

The US Is Hiding Its Nukes so Poorly, It Undermines the Point of Having Them

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The United States has a growing weakness in its nuclear arsenal of defensive Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), and some experts warn the gap is a serious vulnerability in U.S. defenses. “Right now, the American land-based ICBM force is particularly vulnerable because it is over targeted by Russian and Chinese ICBMs,” said Richard Fisher, senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, in a phone interview. The problem, he said, is that U.S. nuclear weapons sites have moved little since the Cold War. Plans to create mobile defense systems that can be m... more »

Rebuff for navy on super warships

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: HMAS Arunta (FFG 151)]The navy has been stymied over an audacious bid to obtain the most potent warships in the ­nation’s history, capable of launching almost 100 missiles, ­because they are too costly. Navy chiefs have been ­ordered to scale down their demands that the planned future frigates be a fleet of super warships twice as large and with twice the firepower as the navy’s current Anzac frigates. Navy has been told that its proposed new warships would be too expensive in this era of fiscal restraint and its wishlist pared back despite the growing strategic challenge p... more »

INS Sardar Patel commissioned; boost to naval vigil in Gujarat coast

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Indian Navy's operational strategies received a shot in the arm when Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel commissioned INS Sardar Patel here on Saturday. INS Sardar Patel will give Indian Navy a huge operational advantage in Gujarat coast. Naval officials tell OneIndia that with the commissioning of INS Sardar Patel, the Indian Navy can now ‘take its maritime operational and networking strategies to greater heights.' Navy Chief Admiral R K Dhowan was present during the occasion. Ministry of Defence Spokesperson Sitanshu Kar termed the commissioning of station as a historic one.... more »

Andreas Lie - Habitats within Animals - double exposure photography

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
Habitats within Animals, here's how Norwegian artist Andreas Lie shows how habitats contains animals, and vice versa, using the so-called double exposure photography technique or its modern adaptation Photoshop. More of Andreas Lie's images can be viewed at the original source, ZME.

A problem with first past the post elections

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
DUP: 184,260 votes = 8 Seats = 23,033 votes per seat SNP: 1,454436 votes = 56 Seats = 25,972 votes per seat SD&LP 99,809 votes = 3 Seats = 33,270 votes per seat Con: 11,116255 votes = 325 Seats = 34,204 votes per seat Lab: 9,236,878 votes = 230 Seats = 40,160 votes per seat SF: 176,232 votes = 4 Seats = 44,058 votes per seat UUP: 114,935 votes = 2 Seats = 57,468 votes per seat PC: 181,694 votes = 3 Seats = 60,565 votes per seat LD: 2,359,368 votes = 8 Seats = 294,921 votes per seat UKIP: 3,830,029 votes = 1 Seat = 3,830,029 votes per seat Of course the various types of proportio... more »

China Preparing for Drone Warfare

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Lijian (Sharp Sword) UAV]China’s military plans to produce nearly 42,000 land-based and sea-based unmanned weapons and sensor platforms as part of its continuing, large-scale military buildup, the Pentagon’s annual report on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) disclosed Friday. China currently operates several armed and unarmed drone aircraft and is developing long-range range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for both intelligence gathering and bombing attacks. “The acquisition and development of longer-range UAVs will increase China’s ability to conduct long-range reconnaissa... more »

DoD Report: China’s SSBNs Likely to Begin First Deterrence Patrols This Year

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Type 094 (Jin) class SSBN]China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs) are forecast to begin strategic deterrence patrols this year, according to a new Department of Defense (DoD) report. In a congressionally mandated annual report, “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China,” the DoD says that the PLAN has four operational Type 094 Jin-class SSBNs, which the report called “China’s first credible sea-based nuclear deterrent.” The patrols will mark the entry of China into the exclusive nuc... more »

North Korea announces test of submarine-launched missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Kim Jong-un]North Korea has said it successfully test-fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine. Kim Jong-un personally attended the test launching of what he described as a “world-level strategic weapon”, the official Korean Central News Agency said. The report did not reveal the timing and location of the launch. A day earlier the North accused the South of breaching its maritime territories and threatened to launch attacks on ships. The regime leader praised the test launch as an “eye-opening success” and declared it gave North Korea a weapon capable of “... more »

MENA Report ( May 9 , 2015 ) Global War on ISIS items .... Iraq / Syria Regional War Updates ..... Yemen Regional Proxy War Updates ...... Iran items of interest

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 20 hours ago
Links.... *Pentagon Boosts Security Level, Citing ISIS* *Saudis Tell Civilians to Flee, Escalate Airstrikes* *Syrian Rebels Scorn New US Training Scheme* *US Designated Prominent Al Jazeera Journalist as 'al Qaeda'* *UN Officials Unhappy With Saudi Arabia's Plans for Yemen Aid* *Saudis: Yemen Pause to Begin Tuesday Night* *Turkey Denies Backing al-Qaeda in NW Syria* *ISIS Attacks East Syria Military Airport, 34 Killed* *Western Diplomats Hype 'Trace' Chemical Findings in Syria* Gunmen Shoot Dead Saudi Police Officer in Riyadh GCC Seeks Formal US Security Pact Attacks Focus on Di... more »

Friday Corporate Beaver

Demeur at Demeur - 20 hours ago
But of course all of my assets are kept off shore. Where has all the money gone? Stock prices are at an all time high but consumers aren't rushing out to buy the latest fridge or flat screen. Corporations given what amounts to free money are off shoring it, paying little or no tax on it and reaping the rewards. Savers desperate for income have ventured into buying corporate bonds. Most savings accounts now pay about .25% interest if even that. This bodes well for CEOs who's bonuses are based on driving up the price of a company stock. That doesn't mean a company is actually makin... more »

General Election second places map

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEfCIigWYAAzKwr.png:large Interesting re UKIP

The Sky News Budget Rap Battle

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Cg4TyYoOUuQ Rather good...

"Lefties: Your boys took one hell of a beating!"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
https://youtu.be/ooF8EPhbmwo Thanks to Guido Fawkes for the spot.

What's My Take On The Release Of Omar Khadr

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*CBC:* *Omar Khadr continues to divide Canadians* *'There is not a single, radical thought in Omar Khadr’s head,' his lawyer says.* *Social media lit up Thursday when Omar Khadr was freed on bail by an Alberta court.* *People are parsing his every word, commenting on his smile, offering support — and making threats against him.* *Comments pages filled up on news websites.* *If Canada is a country at times divided, then Omar Khadr now has his own sense of that reality, especially if he has read or heard the things that have been said about him in the past 24 hours.* *An editoria... more »

MC Xander: Sick of the Lies

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video -* Phantastic performance by MC Xander. I'm definitely sick of the lies and sick of the war. The post MC Xander: Sick of the Lies appeared first on Waking Times.

The End of the Saga of the Not Roswell Slides

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
Yes, I know I have beaten this dead horse repeatedly over the last few days, but I have learned from two separate and independent sources that the placard in the case of the alleged alien has been read. I do not know why it has only taken 48 hours to get this information when other have had the slides for years. The placard says that it is the mummy of a two year old. But I didn't get this myself. Others did the work. Here is the web site for more information about this. http://www.blueblurrylines.com/2015/05/the-placard-of-roswell-slides-final.html Unless Don and Tom can provide so... more »

Henrique Alvim Corrêa - War of the Worlds

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
war of the worlds

OK, so you forgot to book a place for Mother's Day and now the good places are booked up? If you're in the NYC area, here's a great way to celebrate

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*And even if you're not in the NYC area, ifyou're resourceful, you can do this yourself* *In the history of cinema, what film says "Happy Mother's Day" more purely from the heart than Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho? This, of course, is Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, a boy who really loves his mom.* *by Ken* Some of you may object that I've already had my crotchety say on the closing-in-on-us Mother's and Father's Days. But that was before I'd experienced the full horror of spending hours every day clearing my e-mailbox of the barrage of too-exciting-for-words Mother's Day offers. ... more »

This is the problem

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Newman, Jesse (2015, May 8). FDA Dates Blue Bell Listeria to 2013. The Wall Street Journal, p. B7: "Two years before ice-cream maker Blue Bell Creameries LP recalled all its frozen desserts from grocery stores, it had evidence of a deadly pathogen in one of its three processing plants, according to inspection reports released on Thursday by the FDA... the company neglected to improve its sanitary procedures [and] ... [failed] to adequately test for contamination in its Alabama facility" Three deaths and multiple illnesses have been linked to this outbreak. The company knew they ... more »

Extending time to appeal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
The Canada Trust Company v. Potomski, 2015 ONCA 324: [28] In determining whether to grant leave to extend the time to perfect an appeal, it is useful to consider the test applicable to extending time to file a notice of appeal: *Mauldin v. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP*, 2011 ONCA 67 [In Chambers], at para. 5; *Monteith v. Monteith*, 2010 ONCA 78 [In Chambers], at para. 11. The relevant factors are: 1) Whether the appellant had an intention to appeal within the relevant period; 2) The length of the delay and the explanation for the delay; 3) Any prejudice to the respon... more »

Send Message to Congress - No TPP!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest--and worst--trade deal you've never heard of and Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration to "fast track" its passage.

PAF marks milestone, integrates with Air Force AWACS crew

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 1 day ago
[image: Balikatan 2015]For the first time in Philippine Air Force history, PAF air battle managers controlled aircraft while airborne by integrating with the U.S. Air Force's 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron as part of exercise Balikatan 2015. It's has been about a decade since the E-3 Sentry AWACS and a crew from Kadena Air Base, Japan, participated in the exercise, making the aircraft an unusual sight and an unforgettable mission for PAF members. "It was a really nice and memorable experience for me because it was my first time being a part of Balikatan and flying on an AWACS,"... more »

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