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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

10 June - Blogs I'm Following

English: IR40 Heavy Water reactor facility, ne...English: IR40 Heavy Water reactor facility, near Arak, Iran. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Nikola Tesla Memorial Center in Smiljan, CroatiaNikola Tesla Memorial Center in Smiljan, Croatia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Publicity picture of a participant sitting in ...Publicity picture of a participant sitting in his laboratory in Colorado Springs with his "Magnifying transmitter" generating millions of volts. The arcs are about 7 meters (23 ft) long. (Tesla's notes identify this as a multiple exposure photograph.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Sabotaging Peace Talks?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 31 minutes ago
Carol Morello & Brian Murphy (2010, June 10). Data-collecting spyware reportedly found at Iran nuclear talk venues.The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/report-data-collecting-spyware-found-at-iran-nuclear-talk-venues/2015/06/10/97dd89f0-0f6f-11e5-a0dc-2b6f404ff5cf_story.html?wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1 [excerpted] Sophisticated spyware believed linked to Israel infected computers at luxury hotels used as venues for nuclear negotiations with Iran, a Russian cybersecurity firm said Wednesday, but the extent of any possible data breach was not immedia... more »

Tesla’s Missing Papers and the Technological Race of the Cold War

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*PBS - *For many years scientists have sought for Tesla's missing papers with no apparent success. It is conceivable that Nikola Tesla took great knowledge about weaponry with him the grave. The post Tesla’s Missing Papers and the Technological Race of the Cold War appeared first on Waking Times.

Mohawk Nation News 'Crown: Take Your Children Home'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Post navigation ← Previous CROWN: TAKE YOUR CHILDREN HOME Posted on June 10, 2015 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. June 10, 2015. To the CROWN: We understand your people. They are disrespectful to us. They practice murder, kidnapping, rape, manipulation and every form of genocide. Our homeland must be rid of them. Take them home in a peaceful manner. Queenie

Bernie Sanders Only a Hillary Stalking Horse?  (Sheepdog Rounding Up Lib Sheep for the Regular Slaughter)  How About A New Organizing Plan?

Watching Chris Hedges on Link TV's "Revolt and Revolution" series of chats (try to catch them - you won't regret it!), discussing his latest book, Wages of Rebellion, has been captivating (but no, not in a fun way) and enormously enlightening. You immediately take out your pen and notepad (okay, at least I did) to get down as many of his references as possible and then spend the rest of the

"If Your Happiness..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"If your happiness depends on someone else, then I guess you do have a problem." - Richard Bach, "Illusions"

10 Awe-inspiring Images of Shaolin Kung Fu Monks in Training

Waking Times at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Images -* Shaolin Kung Fu offers practitioners a wealth of benefits, including strength, endurance, and self-confidence. Here are some awe-inspiring images of shaolin monks in training. The post 10 Awe-inspiring Images of Shaolin Kung Fu Monks in Training appeared first on Waking Times.

MENA Report ( June10-11th , 2015 ) - Iraq - Syria Regional War ( Jordan and Lebanon included ) in Focus ..... Iran Nuclear Talks Updates ..... Yemen Regional Proxy War Updates .......Saudi Arabia - displaced by US in oil production , Saudis considering going "nuclear " due to Iran threat ....... Turkey post - election situation complicates Syria theatre.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 2 hours ago
Links..... *Israeli Spy Virus Targeted Iran Nuke Talks* *Obama, Congress Split Over Which Sanctions Are 'Nuclear-Related'* *US Military Chief in Israel to Sell Iran Nuclear Deal* *State Dept: Saving Iraq Could Take 3-5 Years* *US to Send More Troops to Iraq, But No Strategy Overhaul* *A Year of ISIS: 'There Is No Future for Iraq'* ISIS Attacks Government Office on Western Fringe of Baghdad Tikrit Remains a Ghost Town Two Months After Its 'Liberation' Iraq Recaptures Some Grain Silos Seized by ISIS Help for Iraq Not Reaching the Most Dangerous Areas: MSF *US-Backed Rebels Seize Syri... more »

Interview between Sacha Stone and Heather Tucci Jarraf

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 2 hours ago
Here is the interview between Heather and Sacha.

Urban Gadabout: Last call for the latest incarnation of Jack Eichenbaum's "World of the #7 Train" extravaganza

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*The route of the #7 train, from Times Square at the western end (pending the still-unfinished expansion to the west and south, to 11th Avenue and 34th Street), across 42nd Street in Manhattan, through the Steinway Tunnels under the East River to Queens, and on to Main Street, Flushing -- click to enlarge* *by Ken* It looks like this time NYC Transit has no last-minute obstacles to throw in our path, and so this Saturday, June 13, urban geographer (and Queens Borough Historian) Jack Eichenbaum expects to do the latest incarnation of what he always refers to as his "signature tou... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“An asterism is just a recognized pattern of stars that is not one the 88 official constellations. For example, one of the most famous (and largest) asterisms is the Big Dipper within the constellation Ursa Major. But this pretty chain of stars, visible with binoculars towards the long-necked constellation of Camelopardalis, is also a recognized asterism. *Click image for larger size.* Known as Kemble's Cascade, it contains about 20 stars nearly in a row, stretching over five times the width of a full moon. Tumbling from the upper right to lower left in the picture, Kemble's Cascade ... more »

The Poet: John Keats, "The Human Seasons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Human Seasons"* "Four Seasons fill the measure of the year; There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear Takes in all beauty with an easy span: He has his Summer, when luxuriously Spring's honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings He furleth close; contented so to look On mists in idleness—to let fair things Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook. He has his Winter too of pale misfeature, Or else he would forego his mortal natur... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"I've wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it and yet we didn't see it. Or rather we were trained not to see it. Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland. It was a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth,'' and so it goes away. Puzzling..." - Robert M. Pirsig

Chet Raymo, “All Night, In The Dark”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“All Night, In The Dark”* by Chet Raymo “Why do we so admire the poetry of Mary Oliver? She is not the most technically proficient poet around, and there is a disquieting sameness to her work. But we come back to her again and again. My volumes of Oliver's collected poems are the most dog-eared of any on my shelf. I think it is something about the way Oliver is able to get out of her body and into the skin of a hummingbird, a swan, a snake, or a black bear. She is a shape-shifter, a shaman. When she describes a grasshopper moving its jaws this way and that, we almost feel it is Ol... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“Loving Your Servitude”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Loving Your Servitude”* by James Quinn “The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of th... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Truth is like the town whore. Everybody knows her, but nonetheless, it's embarrassing to meet her on the street." - Wolfgang Borchert, “The Outsider”

TTP Is Designed by ICS (International Corporate Socialists)

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
So the Tea Partiers were right, um, sort of: Obama is a socialist, but not one of those Marxist varieties. Obama is a true blue corporate socialist, as in supporting profiteering by international fascist corporations. The latest Wikileaks reveals TTP language to make sure that Big Pharma controls drug prices and future health care decisions by Medicare and other governmental programs. Truly non-Marxist. From HuffPo: According to an analysis of the leaked document by Jane Kelsey, a law professor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, these rules are enough to expose natio... more »

"The Collapse of Civilization"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Collapse of Civilization"* by Steve Thomas "That we are approaching the collapse is largely beyond debate. It is unnecessary to give a detailed examination here of the factors by which the collapse may come about. My purpose, instead, is twofold: *1.* To explore the form the collapse may take; that is, to speculate on what we will actually experience as global industrial civilization crumbles, and more importantly *2. *To explore how we may hope to create and perpetuate egalitarianism in a state of civilizational collapse. *What to Expect:* How will we know the collapse is upo... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 11th June)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
Bank of England governor calls for longer prison sentences for bankers who break the law In his Mansion House speech Bank of England governor Mark Carney said "Criminal sanctions should be updated, with market abuse rules similarly extended and maximum prison terms lengthened." He said that markets responsible for trillions of pounds of global trade were stained by excess, collusion and abuse


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*Is there a plan to fix the roads in New Orleans? ~Robert Morris, Uptown Messenger*

6 Steps and 3 Awakenings on the Spiritual Path

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Frank M. Wanderer - *You are invited to a special journey, in the course of which our inner light shines up in us. This journey takes us through six steps to three awakenings, each one more profound than the previous one. The post 6 Steps and 3 Awakenings on the Spiritual Path appeared first on Waking Times.

“Taking Responsibility for Your Destiny: Answering the Call”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Taking Responsibility for Your Destiny:* *Answering the Call”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Your destiny may be waiting for you, but whether or not you meet your destiny is up to you. There are those of us who believe that our lives are predestined and that we should resign ourselves to our lots in life. Yet the truth is that it is up to each one of us to decide what that destiny will be. While each of us is born with a life purpose, it is up to us whether or not we will say yes to fulfilling it. And just like when we choose what to eat, who to keep company with, and whether to... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Mark Thompson, Time*: *Can the U.S. Military Train the Iraqi Army to Victory Over ISIS?* *Obama’s decides to dispatch 450 more to speed things up* *The U.S. military likes to say that when it comes to war, the enemy gets a vote. President Obama made that clear Wednesday as he continued to retool his strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. The biggest tweak to U.S. policy was his decision to boost the 3,180 U.S. trainers and advisers in Iraq by as many as 450 additional troops.* *The White House has made it clear U.S. troops will be limited... more »

World News Briefs -- June 10, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*BBC:* *President Obama to boost army advisers in Iraq* *The US is to send up to 450 military advisers to Iraq to help train local forces fighting Islamic State, the White House says.President Obama made the decision following a request from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, it said.The troops will be deployed to the Taqaddum military base in Anbar province. IS seized Ramadi - the capital of Anbar - in May.It has made gains across the region despite US-led coalition air strikes.* *MIDDLE EAST* Obama approves up to *450 additional military personnel for Iraq*. U.S., alli... more »

Chinese Girl

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
Chinese Girl

What Led to the Magna Carta? War and Taxes

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Rapacious royalty in the run-up to Runnymede* *Guest post by Larry Reed* June 15, 2015, marks 800 years since a fateful day along the River Thames just twenty miles west of central London. It’s a good thing to note such anniversaries. They encourage us to discover things we should have learned or should never have forgotten. It was on this date in 1215 that powerful nobles famously compelled the English monarch to sign and seal the *Magna Carta*, Latin for “Great Charter.” Most people possess at least a vague sense that the event had something to do with human liberty, but it’s... more »

Meet Miggy Pierre Haskell Born February 26, 2015

Lori Anne Haskell at Our Paradise--Life in Costa Rica - 6 hours ago
So. Just the other day, Kurt desperately wanted to rescue a kitten at the vet. I told him I didn't want any more pets since we already have three dogs and a cat. Fast forward to May 26, 2015. Kurt and I were in the San Jose area running errands. And we had a TON to run. Had to meet up with two different bankers, two different lawyers. One after the other. And then we saw the cutest little french bulldog puppy in the world. I again said, no we don't need another pet. But then, I held him. Yep, he is now home with us. We named him Miggy Pierre. Miggy, after Miguel Cabrer... more »

Chuck Schumer And Jon Tester Would Rather See Toomey Reelected Than See Joe Sestak Win The Pennsylvania Seat

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Sestak and Schumer-- One served his country and one serves his Wall Street donorsAs new top dog among Senate Democrats, Chuck Schumer oversees Jon Tester and the DSCC. And sometimes it looks like the two of them are more engaged in disparaging progressive candidates than in getting actual Democrats elected. Schumer, always in the pocket of his Wall Street donors, has promised the banksters he will "balance" his caucus by adding Wall Street shills to dilute the growing influence of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown. Schumer has busied himself directing an outrageous ... more »

U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry Tweets His First Picture Since Breaking His Leg In A Bike Accident

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Feeling good a week after surgery. Good chats today w/@AmbassadorRice & @StateDept senior team. The work continues! pic.twitter.com/TzRpR0khQs — John Kerry (@JohnKerry) June 9, 2015 *WNU Editor:* Speaking of staged photos .... here is one where John Kerry shows everyone that he is hard at work.

"How It Really Is"

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

George Osborne's Very Political Economics

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
The Conservative Party is structurally stupid. As a force the Gods of social dynamics have condemned to a slow and unlamented decline, so madness inevitably manifests itself in all manner of horrible pathologies. A more signal example of this is George Osborne's speech, made this evening, basically outlawing the state's ability to run a budget surplus. It was going to take all of 30 seconds for someone to point out that the Tories haven't run such a surplus in government since 1991. There's more to Osborne's move than chutzpah and a sheer lack of self-awareness. As we know, Osborne... more »

Supplemental: Candidate Rubio’s luxury speedboat which just possibly isn’t!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015It happens every fourth spring:* Last Saturday, the New York Times offered a clownish critique of Candidate Rubio’s driving record. With that topic out of the way, the paper addressed a weightier topic in today’s hard-copy editions. To what extent should readers trust the judgment of the Times? Their new report about Candidate Rubio started out as shown below, with a troubling tale about a luxury speedboat: EDER AND BARBARO (6/10/15): For years, Senator Marco Rubio struggled under the weight of student debt, mortgages and an extra loan against the value ... more »

The Economy: "A PhD in Monetary Catastrophe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"A PhD in Monetary Catastrophe"* by Bill Bonner "One of the things that vexes just about everyone in Argentina is money. The value of the peso changes rapidly. There is the official rate. And there is the unofficial rate. Nobody knows what a peso is worth. Many people – including your humble editor – have to do some pretty serious calculating. The parts of his brain that do math must be swelling from overexertion. “We need gas for the truck,” said Elizabeth yesterday. “Well, I don't have any more peso cash. Let's put it on a credit card.” “They don't take credit cards. Cash only... more »

U.S. Official: Iran Nuclear Talks in ‘Pretty Tough’ Stage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Negotiators of Iran and six world powers face each other at a table in the historic basement of Palais Coburg hotel in Vienna April 24, 2015. Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader *WSJ:* *Iran Nuclear Talks in ‘Pretty Tough’ Stage, U.S. Official Says* *The official said ‘we all expected that things would get more difficult’ in trying to seal a final deal before June 30.* *Nuclear negotiations between Iran and six international powers are going through a “pretty tough” stage, but everyone is focused on sealing a deal by the June 30 deadline, a senior U.S. administration official said Wednesda... more »

UN Report: U.S. Hiding Iran Sanctions Violations In Order To Get A Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on May 30, 2015 in Geneva. (AFP / POOL / SUSAN WALSH) *Bloomberg:* C*ountries Don’t Report Iran Sanctions Violations, UN Report Says* *United Nations monitors said governments reported no new incidents of Iran violating Security Council sanctions against its nuclear program, even though some have unfolded in plain sight.* *“The current situation with reporting could reflect a general reduction of procurement activities by the Iranian side or a political decision by some member states to refra... more »

American Citizen Killed Fighting Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Keith Broomfield appears in an image on his Facebook page. via Facebook *CNN:* *American Keith Broomfield killed fighting in Syria* *American citizen Keith Broomfield was killed fighting in Syria, A State Department official confirmed Wednesday. * *The official said the State Department was in touch with Broomfield's family.* *Jennifer Broomfield, a woman who identified herself on Facebook as Keith Broomfield's sister, shared an image of a text message conversation on the social medium, which she said were the "Last words I had with my brother."* *WNU Editor*: He is not going to b... more »

Report: 320,000 People Have Been Killed In The Syrian Civil War Since 2011

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Residents gather at a site hit by an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al Assad in Billion village in the Jabal Al Zawiya region in May 2015. Reuters *UPI: **Rights group: More than 300,000 people killed in Syria since 2011* The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports there were more than 230,000 documented deaths since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, as well as an estimated 90,000 deaths that went undocumented. DAMASCUS, Syria, June 9 (UPI) -- A human rights observer group says more than 320,000 people have been killed in the Syrian Civil Wa... more »

June 10: The story that never met the high standards of the Irving press.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/18/opinion/paul-krugman-errors-and-lies.html?ref=topics&_r=0 The site above is worth a look. The New York Times may have declined - a lot. But it's still a big notch ahead of the Irving press. And Paul Krugman is still a first rate political analyst. The Iraq war was wrong. Donald Rumsfeld, Bush's defence secretary and a war hawk, has admitted it. Jeb Bush, Bush's brother, has said so publicly (though he is still associated with the gang of liars that set up that war.) Rumsfeld and Jeb Bush go into a lot of double talk about it. They say it was an in... more »

It all depends

risa bear at A Way to Live - 8 hours ago
In the mornings before going out walking with Toto, I have been ambling down the tunnel between the grapes and the Gravenstein, snapping off grape tendrils that reach for the tree and tossing them into the compost bin. There is generally light at the end of the tunnel and it is the morning light in the lower garden beds. Their best exposure is eastern, so it's bright early down there. Moving soaker hoses takes me down to the end of the corn block and I can turn around and look back the way I've come. The barn shows as just a hint of red at the other end of the grape and Gravenstei... more »

Civil War In South Sudan News Updates -- June 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Hundreds of thousands face starvation in South Sudan: Red Cross* *Hundreds of thousands of people risk starvation in South Sudan where a resurgence in fighting and deepening food shortages have left some with nothing to eat except water lilies, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.* *Violence had intensified in the world's youngest country in the past few weeks and troubled peace talks are unlikely to restart soon, the aid agency added, appealing for donations.* *More than 100,000 people have fled the recent clashes between rebels and governm... more »

How Your Healing Mind Can Turn Anxiety into Calmness

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video - *How to use the power of the healing mind to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve pain, change lifestyle habits, and live with more wellness. The post How Your Healing Mind Can Turn Anxiety into Calmness appeared first on Waking Times.

Up In Smoke: Indiana Church Allows Congregation to Light It Up

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Bauer Marshall - *Indiana’s controversial law, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, has indirectly paved the way for the First Church of Cannabis. The post Up In Smoke: Indiana Church Allows Congregation to Light It Up appeared first on Waking Times.

Civil War In Libya News Updates -- June 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
BBC *Bloomberg*: *Islamic State Nears Libya’s Oil Ports as UN Seeks Urgent Accord* *Islamic State strengthened its hold in central Libya, seizing territory near the country’s largest oil terminal, as the United Nations warned that time is running out on its efforts to broker a deal among warring factions.* *The jihadist group had been tightening its grip on Sirte over recent months. It claimed late on Tuesday to have finally succeeded in taking former President Muammar Qaddafi’s hometown, after overrunning a nearby power station.* *Islamic State has been able to consolidate as Li... more »

Transpicuous News: Special report on JADE HELM, and revisiting the OPPT filings.

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
Tonight on Transpicuous News, I won't be doing the usual Midweek News Report. Instead we're going to be doing something a little different. Ok, a whole lot different. Tonight I am going to be discussing two different topics. Or I should say, WE are going to be discussing them. Joining me tonight will be Lisa Harrison. Tonight isn't going to be about "Answers". Tonight we will ba asking questions. The Bare fact is that there is no way to know the answers to the two topics of discussion tonight- not until everything plays out. BUT we will look closely at what we know, what w... more »

Blogging the Gap

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
Yesterday, I had the chance to participate in the Bridging the Gap workshop led by Bruce Jentleson. It is an effort every summer to help younger scholars figure out how to engage the policy world in a variety of ways, including figuring out how to write and publish op-eds, how to get into government for […]

McKinney, TX comes to Clearwater, FL...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*it's going to be a very long, hot summer.* LiveLeak just posted a *video of young girls having a free-for-all *on the Clearwater, FL beach that supposedly happened on June 9th. It looks remarkably like the McKinney incident except in McKinney the melee happened on *private* property. Property, I might add, that residents paid to maintain. For some reason I never can get LiveLeak videos to embed, so you'll have to click on the link above. If anyone knows why they won't embed, please let me know. A very dangerous precedent is being set with these out of control young people, mos... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- June 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *At least 43 killed in Yemen clashes as parties prepare for talks* *At least 43 people were killed in heavy fighting in Yemen overnight and on Wednesday between supporters of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the country's dominant Houthi group, residents, tribal and medical sources said.* *The clashes erupted ahead of U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva next week aimed at ending a conflict that has drawn in Saudi Arabia and some of its allies on one side and the Iranian-backed Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on the other.* *Residents and fighters... more »

Supporting NAFTA Was the Kiss of Death for Democrats — Why Dems Should Think Twice About Voting for TPP

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Ross Perot describes the "giant sucking sound going south." Notice how right he is about all the other evils he describes — how public officials "cash out," for example, or the simple logic of dumping your domestic work force if all you care about is "making money." Notice also that the questioner is a pro–trade agreement shill.* *by Gaius Publius* I'm not sure how the coming vote on Fast Track and TPP in the House will go. I'm hearing about the possibility of money changing hands on the Republican side (Bob Ney speculated about that in an on-air conversation with Thom Hartmann, ... more »

Tucker and Ravitch Lock Arms to Support Testing Genocide "every couple of years"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
The big "debate" going on in anti-reformy ed circles seems to center on whether to embrace child abuse by standardized testing every year (as we have now) or, as Ravitch and Tucker prefer, child abuse by standardized testing "every couple of years." And even though the corporate foundations have obviously conceded the point by allowing the Senate ESEA version to pass out of the Senate with child abuse testing "every couple of years" intact, the continued "debate" is just the kind of bad theater that anti-reformyists hope will allow AFT/NEA/NPE/FairTest (and Hillary's advisor, Marc T... more »

Evan Solomon fired by CBC

LeDaro at LeDaro - 10 hours ago
This is puzzling news. Evan Solomon was quite good host of Power and Politics. I watched this program every once in a while. I thought it was quite informative. I don't understand what's going on at CBC. It looks that Harper Government has cut CBC funding by over $200 millions and some employees were making money on the side. Few others are doing it too including Peter Mansbridge, the host of CBC National, -giving speeches unrelated to news and charging high fees. *Read more here.*

World News Briefs -- June 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *Islamic State celebrates anniversary of Mosul's fall* *Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul have been marking the first anniversary of their capture of Iraq's second city.* *Images have emerged of the group's black banners flying from the top of every lamp post in one main street.* *Locals have also reportedly been forced to participate by putting posters and decorations on important buildings.* *The fall of Mosul came as a shock to many and prompted the jihadist group to launch an offensive that saw it seize swathes of Iraq.* *MIDDLE EAST* Obama approves up to *450 ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 10, 0215

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Iraqi soldiers train with members of the U.S. Army 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Camp Taji, Iraq, in this U.S. Army photo released June 2, 2015. *VOA*: *US to Decide Soon on Sending More Military Trainers to Iraq * *President Barack Obama will decide as early as this week on a plan to send hundreds of additional military trainers to Iraq, U.S. officials said Tuesday, as the Pentagon continued in its bid to bolster Iraqi troops in their fight against the Islamic State group.* *The new set of up to 500 personnel would join the 3,000 trainers and advisers Obama... more »

Indian Army Crossed Into Neighboring Myanmar To Attack Two Rebel Camps

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The special forces team which took part in the cross border raid in Myanmar. Indian Express *WSJ:* *Indian Army Attacks Militant Camps in Myanmar* *Special-forces teams carried out strikes in two separate locations in Myanmar* *NEW DELHI—India’s army crossed into neighboring Myanmar and attacked two militant camps early Tuesday, the Indian government said, days after its soldiers were killed in an ambush near the country’s northeastern border.* *Special-forces teams carried out strikes in two separate locations in Myanmar that “annihilated the entire camps,” said Rajyavardhan Sing... more »

Groups criticize Calif. Gov. for ignoring Big Ag, Big Oil water use during drought

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Photo of protest outside the Metropolitan Water District offices in Los Angeles courtesy of Food & Water Watch. Groups criticize Brown for ignoring Big Ag, Big Oil water use during drought  by Dan Bacher  Censored News Governor Jerry Brown embarked on a speaking tour in Southern California on Tuesday, June 9, to tout his controversial drought policies

Another View of the Roswell Slides Mummy

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
(Blogger's Note: While I fully expect there to be more push back on this, a close examination will show that the mummy in the top picture is the same as that in the second. Clearly it had been moved from one display to the next, but the documentation available shows that it is the same mummy. I know the argument will continue, but I would hope that rational thought and a dispassionate examination will resolve the issue for most. It should also be noted that the original information was developed by Jose Caravaca and published on his web site. Tony supplied the following article, bas... more »

Suicide Bombers Attack Egypt's Historic Luxor Temple

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN:* *Luxor suicide bomber, another assailant die in attack on temple, Egypt says* *(CNN)Two assailants were killed and one injured in a thwarted attack at Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt, on Wednesday morning, authorities said.* *The attackers confronted security officials at Karnak with firearms and explosives, Egypt's Interior Ministry said in a statement.* *The three men, who were in a car, tried to enter the temple's parking lot when a plainclothes policeman forced it to stop, Egypt's Tourism Ministry said. Security forces confronted them, and two were killed: one died when ... more »

Ed Notes Online: Carol Burris on Mary-Ellen Elia in The Answer Shee...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Ed Notes Online: Carol Burris on Mary-Ellen Elia in The Answer Shee...: MaryEllen Elia Elia’s appointment received praise from Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.... MaryEll... more »

EVER SO SLOWLY WE TURN: Voices begin to emerge at Salon!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015Part 3—Elsewhere, the silence persists:* Was Matt Yglesias talking through some sort of partisan hat? On June 1, Yglesias made the following statements at Vox. Trust us! The vast majority of American voters have never heard anything like this: YGLESIAS (6/1/15): *Journalists don't like Hillary Clinton.* But the press hates to admit this. *For Clinton, good news is never just good news. Instead it's an opportunity to remind the public about the media's negative narratives about Clinton* and then to muse on the fact that her ratings somehow manage to hold up... more »

The curse of "progressive" feminism

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago

Russian Military Announces Massive Sale Of Its Surplus Stocks Going Back To 1896

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Alexandr Kryazhev *Sputnik*: *Everything Must Go! Russian Military Announces Massive Sale* *The Russian military has begun selling off its surplus stocks going back to 1896.* *Russia's Ministry of Defense has announced an "auction of unseen generosity," and is selling off everything from vintage quilted jackets (popularly called "vatniks") to logistics equipment, tank engines and night vision periscopes, as well as an entire naval vessel (that one is more of a fixer-upper).* *Prospective buyers have until June 29 to submit their requests to the Ministry of Defense, and... more »

The Ugly Carbon Footprint of American Aggression

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
When state paranoia runs deep, political hypocrisy cannot be far behind. And let's not forget the irony. And the profits, of course. Because in the end, this is all about the money wending its way from your pockets to the secret limitless Pentagon budget to the voracious war investors of Wall Street. Only a few days after blaring the G-7's intent to reduce global carbon emissions (by century's end, when the planet could already be near death) Barack Obama is blaring his intent to ignore his own ecological prescription. He's escalating the never-ended Iraq War (now euphemized as a 3... more »

Iraq Government Forces Trying To Retake Lost Ground In Anbar & Salahaddin

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Iraqi press seemed to get back to its normal level of reporting on security in Iraq during the first week of June 2015. The number of attacks and casualties in the media were back to what they were after a two week dip when all the attention was focused upon the fall of Ramadi. During the week the government’s forces were on the offensive in Anbar and Salahaddin to retake territory that had been lost the month before. During the start of June there were 131 security incidents in the news. That was above previous numbers for the end of May when there were 124 attacks from May ... more »

BPA-lined Containers Hike Blood Pressure – Immediately

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Case Adams - *A recent study finds drinking from containers lined with BPA can immediately raise ones blood pressure. Did you notice the word 'immediately'? The post BPA-lined Containers Hike Blood Pressure – Immediately appeared first on Waking Times.

A New U.S. Military Strategy Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times*: *U.S. Embracing a New Approach on Battling ISIS in Iraq* *WASHINGTON — In a major shift of focus in the battle against the Islamic State, the Obama administration is planning to establish a new military base in Anbar Province, Iraq, and to send up to 450 more American military trainers to help Iraqi forces retake the city of Ramadi.* *The White House on Wednesday is expected to announce a plan that follows months of behind-the-scenes debate about how prominently plans to retake Mosul, another Iraqi city that fell to the Islamic State last year, should figure in t... more »

Now That We Know What's Wrong With Kansas, What About Florida?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Not Gwen Graham-- the OTHER worthless conservative masquerading as a DemocratPeople scratch their heads and wonder why Florida-- a 50-50 state that Obama won in 2008, beating McCain 4,282,074 (51%) to 4,045,624 (48%), and again in 2012, beating Romney 4,237,756 (50%) to 4,163,447 (49%)-- elects so many Republicans to the state legislature and to Congress. Gerrymandering, resulting from shady back-room deals between Republicans and selfish, self-serving Democrats like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has seen this 50-50 state wind up with 17 Republicans and just 10 Democrats in Congress-- a... more »

Australian Intelligence: Islamic State Has Seized Enough Radioactive Material To Build A Nuclear 'Dirty Bomb' (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Independent:* *Isis's dirty bomb: Jihadists have seized 'enough radioactive material to build their first WMD'* *Nato and the Australia Group 'really worried' by latest defence reports* *The Isis militant group has seized enough radioactive material from government facilities to suggest it has the capacity to build a large and devastating “dirty” bomb, according to Australian intelligence reports.* *Isis declared its ambition to develop weapons of mass destruction in the most recent edition of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, and Indian defence officials have previously warned o... more »

G7 Bold Leadership will close carbon economy by year 2100

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
This is the leadership equivalent of Abraham Lincoln announcing he was going to end slavery by the year 1950. Chuchill saying England may have to surrender by 2040 or John F Kennedy pledging that America will have a man on the moon in around a hundred years.

The Economy: “2015 Systemic Market Crash”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Mike Adams, “2015 Systemic Market Crash” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHk0DmI2MCA “The Great Economic Collapse 2015” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLZ3YrNL4Oo

Curmudgucation Reads Verdict on Hillary, But Co-Defendants Ignored

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
In coming to the evidentiary edge of connecting the dots among the DNC, DFER, Gates/Broad, and NEA/AFT, Curmuducation is pressing the envelope on preserving his elevated status in Diane Ravitch's Blogger Hall of Fame. But he is not there yet, having stopped just short of a guilty verdict for Weingarten and Garcia for co-conspiring to allow the destruction of public schools and the teaching profession. Rather, it is Hillary whose verdict Peter Greene is here to deliver: I would say that the jury is still out on Hillary, but honestly, I'd be lying. Hillary is pretty clearly tied to... more »

Inspecting Undeclared Nuclear Facilities Is The Sore Point In Current Iranian Nuclear Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) holds a negotiation meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) over Iran's nuclear programme in Lausanne March 18, 2015. Reuters/Brian Snyder *L.A. Times*: *In Iran nuclear talks, discord on inspecting undeclared facilities* *Over the last 20 months, world powers seeking a nuclear deal with Iran have worked out tentative agreements to monitor and secure the country's known nuclear facilities to prevent it from building a bomb.* *But as negotiations near a June 30 deadline, diplomats are still at odds over a tougher iss... more »

Parallel Realities and Timelines: Entertaining a Wild Possibility

Waking Times at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Gilbert Ross - *Is it possible for our consciousness to cross over to parallel realities in which our other selves are carrying out all possible pasts, presents and futures? The post Parallel Realities and Timelines: Entertaining a Wild Possibility appeared first on Waking Times.

Magnetic Building Shapes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
Today I am continuing my electronic free road trip ideas with these fun Magnetic Building Shapes! Building blocks occupy my kids for hour. Between the forts and castles, I can hand them a bucket of blocks and they will have a great afternoon. I began to wish I could bring a box of blocks on our road trip with us because it occupied them for so long. I came up with the next best things, these magnetic building shapes that let your kids build and play, all on a flat surface. You will need: - The printable found here - A laminator and laminating Sheets, I use this one and l... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Improving Black Education* By Walter E. Williams Last summer's Ferguson, Missouri, disturbances revealed that while blacks were 67 percent of its population, only three members of its 53-officer police force were black. Some might conclude that such a statistic is evidence of hiring discrimination. That's a possibility, but we might ask what percentage of blacks met hiring qualifications on the civil service examination. Are there hundreds of blacks in Ferguson and elsewhere who achieve passing scores on civil service examinations who are then refused employment? There is no ev... more »

Saakashvili announces plans to reinforce border with Transdniestria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Link* Governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region *Mikhail Saakashvili said on Tuesday he plans to reinforce Ukraine’s border with the unrecognized republic of Transdniestria, APA reports quoting TASS. * "We have two major tasks - *to reinforce the border and curb corruption*. Drug and weapons trafficking across this border mean nothing good," he told a news conference in Odessa. He pledged Ukraine would take efforts to "restore lawfulness along the line of contact." *"We have a presidential programme that provides financing for border reinforcement measures,"* he said. "It is quite re... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*On Climate, Science and Politics Are Diverging * *Rupert Darwall puts it all rather politely* The good news for global-warming alarmists is that they can pretty much be guaranteed that there will always be something happening somewhere in the world to get alarmed about. “It has been a really bad week for the ice shelves of the quickly warming Antarctic peninsula,” the Washington Post’s resident alarmist Chris Mooney wrote a week ago. In a few years, a very warm summer will see the Larsen B ice shelf shatter into thousands of smaller icebergs, a researcher told him. However, Moon... more »

Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
*By John W. Whitehead* *“Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.”*—*George Orwell* June 09, 2015 "Information Clearing House" - The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s a shell game intended to keep us focused on and distracted by all of the politically expedient things that are being said—about militarized police, surveillance, and government corruption—while the government continues to frogmarch us down the road toward outright tyranny. Unarmed citizens are still getting shot by mil... more »

Our Decade Of Derpitude

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.gameinformer.com/ Economics these days is drenched in derpitude. If you're unfamiliar with the term, Paul Krugman provides some context: "Derp" is a term borrowed from the cartoon “South Park” that has achieved wide currency among people I talk to, because it’s useful shorthand for an all-too-obvious feature of the modern intellectual landscape: people who keep saying the same thing no matter how much evidence accumulates that it’s completely wrong. He then goes on to provide some American examples of economic derpitude: Th... more »

The Sad Truth Behind Painkillers

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Infographic - *Painkillers are among the most dangerous medications on the market. Here are some staggering statistics about them and some potential natural alternatives. The post The Sad Truth Behind Painkillers appeared first on Waking Times.

Economic News , Data and Views ( June 10 , 2015 ) - Broader Europe In Focus ( French Industrial and Construction Data Disappoints , Finland Industrial Productions Swoons Badly , UK Industrial Output Rises and Factory Input Falls , Bunds Under Pressure Once Again- Cross 1% In Yield For Ten Year , EU Shrinks As % Of Global Economy , Euro Tracks Bund Today ) ..... Greece In Focus ( Economic Items , State of Play For Ongoing Creditor Talks - Cold Water Poured On Gr Proposals , Mixed Messaging On State Of Second Bailout And Whether It May Be Extended , Ball Tossed Back To Greece and What Does that Mean For The Talks ? )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets.... Morning Overview..... *Jonathan Ferro* ‏@FerroTV 5h 5 hours ago Morning Note: 1. MSCI holds off on China stocks. 2. Tsipras Merkel Hollande head to Brussels. 3. Kuroda slaps USDJPY [image: Embedded image permalink] fred walton retweeted *Ioan Smith* ‏@moved_average 6h 6 hours ago #Finland | Nobody talking about this...APR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Y/Y: -4.0% V -4.5% [image: Embedded image permalink] Jonathan Ferro retweeted *Bloomberg Markets *‏@markets 6m 6 minutes ago Kuroda lifts yen, Bunds get slammed and yet another meeting on Gre... more »

C-51 Hearings: In Which Rick Norlock Shows Himself To Be A Stupid Asshole

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago
Now, Carmen Cheung, Joanna Kerr and Ron Atkey will take questions from the Committee. (I've heard that the CPC committee members were hostile and contemptuous of critics of their piece-of-shit bill, so let's see ... *Mr. Rick Norlock (Northumberland—Quinte West, CPC): * Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and through you to the witnesses. Thank you for attending today. My first line of questioning will go to the BC Civil Liberties Association. Your website, like you, describes Bill C-51 as unnecessary. It goes on to articulate that your group thinks it is unfair. One of the e... more »

How Does ISIS Get Its Guns?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) published the first video report from a major Western media outlet illustrating that ISIS is supplied not by "black market oil" or "hostage ransoms" but billions of dollars worth of supplies carried into Syria across NATO member Turkey's borders via hundreds of trucks a day. Every day, trucks laden with food, clothing, and other supplies cross the border from Turkey to Syria. It is unclear who is picking up the goods. The haulers believe most of the cargo is going to the "Islamic State" militia. Oil, weapons, and soldiers are... more »

Mississippi First in Infant Vaccination Rates – Highest Infant Mortalities

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
*Health Impact News* *November 14, 2014* [image: Mississippi-Infant-Motality-last-US] Mississippi ranks last among states in the U.S. with the highest infant mortality rate at 10 deaths per 1000 live births. Sources: America’s Health Rankings, Kaiser Family Foundation. *Health Impact News Editor* Lindey Magee of Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights recently commented on an article published in Mississippi’s Clarion Ledger on their front page: [image: mississippi-vaccination-rates] Image from Be The Voice: Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights Mississippi has the highest rate of ... more »

The PetroYuan Is Born: Gazprom Now Settling All Crude Sales To China In Renminbi

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
[image: ZeroHedge] by Tyler Durden on 06/09/2015 Two topics we’ve deemed critically important to a thorough understanding of both global finance and the shifting geopolitical landscape are the death of the petrodollar and the idea of yuan hegemony. Last November, in “How The Petrodollar Quietly Died And No One Noticed,” we said the following about the slow motion demise of the system that has served to perpetuate decades of dollar dominance: *Two years ago, in hushed tones at first, then ever louder, the financial world began discussing that which shall never be discussed in polite ... more »

French Shipyard Piriou to Build a Polar Logistics Support Vessel for the French Navy & State

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Piriou's polar logistics support vessel]French Minister of Overseas announced that a 50 Millions Euros contract was awarded to Piriou shipyard for the construction of one Polar Logistics Support Vessel (Navire Logistique Polaire or PLV). This contract was awarded through the collaboration between several French ministries: Overseas, research and defense. The PLV will replace the existing L'Albatros patrol vessel and L'Astrobale ice braker. The PLV should be based on Reunion island and is expected to be shared between the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) administra... more »

Musical Interlude: Paul McCartney, "Mull Of Kintyre"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Paul McCartney, "Mull Of Kintyre" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2Y6xFOPPW0

Nato solidarity lacks public support

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: NATO Flag]More than half of Germans, Italians, and French are opposed to using military force to help a Nato ally in a conflict with Russia, according to a survey published by US think tank Pew on Wednesday (10 June). In Germany, 58 percent said their country should not get involved in a hypothetical conflict between Russia and a neighbouring Nato state, indicating an erosion of the solidarity on which the alliance is built. Article V of the North Atlantic Treaty, signed at the beginning of the Cold War in 1949, says that “an armed attack against one or more of them in Euro... more »

TV News Will Camouflage Adverts

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
Privatize, militarize, Americanize, hypnotize, rationalize, just don't criticize.......

Russia Successfully Test-Fires Defense Shield Anti-Missile System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The Russian military has successfully test-fired a short-range anti-missile system, the Russian defense ministry announced Tuesday. The latest move comes four days after Pentagon officials said that the United States was considering deploying missiles in Europe to counter potential threats from Russia. “The launch was aimed at confirming the performance characteristics of missile defense shield anti-missiles operational in the Aerospace Defense Forces,” the defense ministry said, according to Russia’s TASS news agency. According to Lieutenant General Sergei Lobov, deputy commander ... more »

Vietnam successfully upgrades Russian-made air defense missile system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: S-125 Pechora 2M]The Air Defense-Air Force of Vietnam has successfully upgraded the Russian-made air defense missile system S-125-2TM Pechora after a recent test launch in Hanoi, government website chinhphu.vn reported. The Air Defense-Air Force is a service which assumes the responsibilities of both national air defense and air forces, according to the Ministry of Defense. It is the core force responsible for the control and defense of airspace, protection of the nation’s key facilities and the people, and participates in safeguarding the homeland’s seas and islands. Read... more »

US Approves Embraer Super Tucanos Sale to Lebanon

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: A-29 Super Tucano]The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Tuesday approved the sale of six Embraer A-29 Super Tucano counter-insurgency aircraft to the Lebanese military for an estimated $462 million. The Super Tucanos are designed for light attack and aerial surveillance aimed at mountain terrains. The acquisition seems appropriate as the current threat is from insurgents rather than conventional armies. These turbo-prop aircraft can fly low and launch attacks at locations difficult to access by fighter jets. They are also cheaper and easier to maintain than figh... more »

Engine failure caused F-35A Lightning II accident in 2014, says report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Engine Fire]An F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft that caught fire in 2014 suffered from a catastrophic engine failure, an Air Education and Training Command Accident Investigation Board report has revealed. In June last year, an F-35A assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing (33rd FW) caught fire in the aft end while taking off on a training flight at the Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida, US. The pilot had aborted the take off and escaped unhurt and the fire was immediately extinguished by emergency responders using foam. Read more

Calculex provides data recorders for F-15 fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-15E Strike Eagle]U.S. Air Force avionics experts needed airborne data recorders for the Boeing F-15C/D jet fighter and for the F-15E fighter-bomber. They found their solution from Calculex Inc. in Las Cruces, N.M. Officials of the Air Force Materiel Command at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., announced their intention last week to award a potential $4.8 million five-year contract to Calculex to provide the company's MOdular Non-volatile Solid STate Recorder (MONSSTR) model CSR-2300, as well as upgrades, spare parts, and support. Calculex provides the CSR-2300 for the F-15C/D a... more »

Stealth B-2s buzz Europe as Russian bombers skirt U.S. airspace

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: B-2 Spirit]A pair of B-2 Spirit stealth bombers have been dispatched by the Air Force to join three B-2s at the Royal Air Force Base Fairford, in the wake of Russia doubling its number of long range strategic bomber flights along the U.S. coastline and cruising over NATO ally airspace. Russian bombers crossed into the U.S. Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) – a transition area around U.S. airspace where America does not have sovereignty but keeps closely monitors – at least 10 times in 2014, twice the average of five incursions a year since 2006, according to NORAD. They... more »

UK urged to acquire new maritime patrol aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]With only a few months to go before the results of its latest Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) will be announced, the UK government is facing fresh calls to reinstate its military's lapsed maritime patrol aircraft capability. Responding to questions in the House of Lords on 4 June, minister of state Earl Howe said the forthcoming SDSR is "the right point to look again at the requirement for a maritime patrol aircraft". A two-and-a-half-year study has already been conducted, which he says has allowed the Ministry of Defence "to understand better the ... more »

Senate Appropriations Bill Adds 12 Super Hornets, $1.6B to Navy Shipbuilding

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: FA-18 Super Hornet]The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee approved its Fiscal Year 2016 bill Tuesday morning, laying out $489.1 billion in base budget spending and $86.8 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding. The text of the bill is not available yet, but committee chairman Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) said in statement that the bill includes $213.9 billion for operation and maintenance accounts and an additional $182 million to reduce readiness shortfalls, $18.2 billion for 10 Navy warships – an increase of $1.6 billion and one ship compared to the Navy’... more »

RAF shadows Russian military planes in Baltic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: An-26 Curl]RAF Typhoons have intercepted and shadowed two Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it has been disclosed. The jets were scrambled from Amari Air base in Estonia after the planes approached Baltic airspace without sharing a flight plan. They initially identified and shadowed an Il-20M “Coot” A surveillance aircraft, before checking out a an An-26 “Curl” transport plane flying north from Kaliningrad. Read more

Navy Air Boss: F-35C Advanced Sensors, Situational Awareness a ‘Game-Changer’

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-35C Lightning II]The Navy’s top aviator checked out a simulator for its next-generation fighter jet, the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), on Monday and lauded its advanced capabilities that will give it a leg up compared to legacy strike aircraft. A “game-changer,” said Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander of Naval Air Forces, is the ability for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to “suck in all that information” from various sensors and fuse it together to give pilots information in “a great, clear picture of who’s good and who’s bad.” “I’m very excited about the ... more »

Philippines, Japan to hold fresh naval exercises

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Benigno Aquino and Shinzo Abe]The Philippines and Japan will hold their second joint naval drills this year, the Filipino military said today, as the World War II foes deepen security ties while China aggressively develops islands in disputed waters. The June 22-26 joint manoeuvres with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force would be the second this year, after a one-day exercise in the flashpoint South China Sea last month, Philippine navy spokesman Colonel Edgard Arevalo said. He would not say where the new exercises would be held or which ships would take part. Read more

Iran to produce new indigenous destroyers: Deputy defense minister

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Davamand FS]Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the Islamic Republic plans to manufacture new domestically-designed and advanced destroyers within the next few years. Speaking at a ceremony in the northern Iranian port city of Noshahr on Tuesday, Hatami said the new Mowj-class (Wave-class) destroyers will be built in the next few years. The Iranian deputy defense minister also praised Iranian military experts for the production of indigenous Damavand destroyer. Read more

Egypt preparing to receive FREMM frigate

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: FS Normandie (D651)]In two weeks time the Egyptian Navy will receive a FREMM frigate from France, where Egyptian sailors are currently undergoing training on the vessel. Egypt ordered the vessel in February this year and plans to take delivery on 23 June, with the frigate arriving in Egypt in time for the celebration marking the expansion of the Suez Canal on 5 August. Egypt ordered the FREMM frigate and 24 Dassault Rafale fighters from France on 16 February. Due to the urgency of the sale, the French Navy’s frigate Normandie is being transferred to Egypt. In addition to th... more »

Managing disputes with China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Managing disputes with China cartoon]China isn’t an enemy of the United States. But coercive diplomacy with China today is arguably more complicated than it was with the Soviet Union in the Cold War, at least after the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. One reason for this is that no consensus exists in East Asia on the territorial status quo, as there did between the two Cold War camps in most regions of the world. China, in the center of a region of great importance, has maritime sovereignty disputes with several of its neighbors, including two formal U.S. allies (Japan and the Ph... more »

Russian Navy Completes Anti-Sub Drills, Fires Torpedoes in Barents Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Russia’s Northern Fleet has completed naval exercises in the Barents Sea that included anti-ship, anti-submarine drills with torpedoes and depth charges, the Russian Defense Ministry’s head of the Northern Fleet’s press service said Tuesday. "During exercises in the designated area of the Barents Sea, ships from the Kola Flotilla from various forces of the Northern Fleet, which included search and strike groups, the search for submarines was conducted and anti-ship maneuvering and searching for submarines was developed using anti-ship aviation," Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga said. Tor... more »

I'm Fine!☺

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
By American Kabuki Got some inquiries as to whether I was okay or not since I haven't posted for a few days. I am doing quite well actually. We had a few lightening storms on the mountain and standard procedure here is to unplug the DSL modems when lightening is present so as to not short out the house electronics, like computers and routers. Apparently the power company protects the power lines better from lightening strikes and voltage inductions than the telephone company does. Also yesterday we had a DSL outage for a number of hours so blogging was not an option most of th... more »

The Coming Merge of Human and Machine Intelligence

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is certainly a process but also definable. We really know what we want. We want our consciousness to be augmented and able to operate devices external to ourselves as well as been able to communicate easily. Much of this will also arrive through biological enhancement of the brain itself. After all we already know that the brain is able to share images mind to mind. Just doing that properly and universally will also easily allow image transition to physical devices as well and make it all simpler. i do not think this is too far away. Our problem is that research is t... more »

How the Black Market Runs the Developing World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It has been called the black market for far too long. It happens to be the natural market and it is normally informal. The best role of government is to ensure it is protected from illegal taxation by extortion through a rigorous rule of law. After that is done, it is critical to ensure a ready supply of credit. Micro finance does this very well and this needs to be encouraged and exploiters driven from the market. Again governments can facilitate this and devolve actual oversight onto the market councils. These markets can all do better and with these types of arrangemen... more »

IQ, Psy Ops and the “Civilization” of the Scam

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Psy Ops] The majority of the population do not live an examined life. what they do instead is formulate a cognitive model of their external social and political environment that is drawn from their schooling mostly and whatever influences they then encountered. It may not be sufficient to withstand external critique bu it can be sufficient to be internally consistent. Thus we have bizarre ideas such as the global Zionist conspiracy and their ilk. It typically takes authority to shout such nonsense down but how many have a wise father? What is obvious though is that ... more »

Living Close To Trees

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
In the end, we all will be as a matter of course. Just not now it seems. Actually it is completely a city planning problem. No space is readily allocated because years of greed has blocked all that. Worse planning has always opted for convenience and scant coverage. It takes little to design in a hundred foot wide green corridor down the center of blocks. Better yet why do we not reshape our grid based cities by the simple expedient of ripping up every second street running in the North South direction and planting a forest. Alleys can provide lost access and a minimum eff... more »

US and South Korea conduct five-day anti-submarine exercise

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Shiloh (CG 67)]US and the South Korean navies have commenced a five-day joint anti-submarine exercise near the vicinity of Guam. Dubbed as Exercise Silent Shark 2015, this operation is aimed to strengthen the relations and interoperability between the countries. The exercise will see participation of the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), a Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine, and a South Korea submarine. Read more

The Fallen Of World War II (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *A stirring video presentation of World War II and the deaths it caused* *Seventy-one years ago today the U.S. Army established a temporary cemetery in Europe. It was needed to bury thousands of soldiers who were killed in the D-Day invasion that had started two days earlier on the beaches of France. The assault was a daring effort to help defeat the Nazis that would ultimately lead to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans.* *The number of deaths worldwide in World War II — at least 60 million, according to the National World War II Museum — have not bee... more »

More Adverse Mortality Events

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 22 hours ago
In addition to ongoing collapse of California sea lions (see here for sources and discussion), Alaska's wolves are suffering a precipitous drop in number: Alaska's Wolves Face Catastrophe By Taylor Hill, TakePart 09 June 15 http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/30638-alaskas-wolves-face-catastrophe A government study reports that the predators’ population has plummeted 60 percent in one year. Southeast Alaska’s isolated wolf population has declined by 60 percent in just one year, dropping from an estimated 221 individuals in 2013 to 89 wolves in 2014, according to... more »

Caitlyn Jenner's Debut in Vanity Fair Spotlights Transgender Issues

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 22 hours ago
Caitlyn Jenner's Debut in Vanity Fair Spotlights Transgender Issues If you want to read just one article that explains all the major issues, medical, social, and legal - this is it.

Is China Dreaming Of Becoming An Empire?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) The Silk Road economic belt and its maritime counterpart.(Reuters) *Steve LeVine, Quartz:* *China is building the most extensive global commercial-military empire in history* *In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have been lost if it were not for ports, roads, and railroads. The infrastructure that the British built everywhere they went embedded and enabled their power like bones and veins in a body.* *Great nations have done this since Rome paved 55,000 mil... more »

Russia Is Planning To Sell It's Newest Tank To Foreign Buyers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Mikhail Voskresensky *Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg*:* Russian Tanks Roll Into a Marketing War* *Russia's new supertank, the T-14 Armata, is getting its first taste of battle -- against two virtual rivals on the global market: China's VT-4 and Ukraine's BM Oplot. * *Russia has more than 15,000 tanks, more than any other nation, but the vast majority of these are ancient T-72s and T-80s. These tanks have apparently been supplied to the rebels in eastern Ukraine, not least because Russia doesn't have much use for them. Among other problems, they are death traps: A direct h... more »

Many Eyewitnesses In This Russian City Taught They Were Looking At A Nuclear Mushroom Cloud

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
TERRIFYING: The massive mushroom cloud left many witnesses fearing a nuclear attack [CEN] *Daily Star*:* Armageddon strikes: Massive cloud sparks Russian nuclear attack panic* *WITNESSES thought World War 3 had kicked off when a giant 'nuclear' cloud was spotted looming over an entire city.* *The huge shape floating above homes and businesses sparked widespread panic as people took to social media to find out if the end of the world was coming.* *Many in the city of Tyumen in south central Russia believed it was the beginning of a nuclear war.* *Photos of the ominous mushroom c... more »

Saudi Arabia Are Warning (Again) That They Are Prepared To Go 'Nuclear'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Con Coughlin, The Telegraph*:* The Saudis are ready to go nuclear* *The kingdom’s ambassador to London tells the Telegraph that 'all options are on the table’ if talks fail to keep Iran in check * *Since its creation 85 years ago, Saudi Arabia has acquired a reputation as a country that tries to avoid confrontation with its neighbours at all costs. During the long war between Iran and Iraq during the 1980s the Saudis desperately sought to preserve their neutrality, even if Riyadh’s sympathies lay with its fellow Sunni co-religionists in Iraq rather than the Shi’ite Muslim hardline... more »

Quote of the Day: On traffic jams

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
*“A traffic jam is a collision between free enterprise and socialism. Free enterprise produces automobiles faster than socialism can build roads and road capacity.”* - Andrew Galambos Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Them Jewels

Leonid Basin at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Deep Still Blue”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Deep Still Blue” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3lcidv5ZrE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“In this stunning vista, based on image data from the Hubble Legacy Archive, distant galaxies form a dramatic backdrop for disrupted spiral galaxy Arp 188, the Tadpole Galaxy. The cosmic tadpole is a mere 420 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Draco. Its eye-catching tail is about 280 thousand light-years long and features massive, bright blue star clusters. *Click image for larger size.* One story goes that a more compact intruder galaxy crossed in front of Arp 188 - from right to left in this view - and was slung around behind the Tadpole by their gravit... more »

Chet Raymo, “On Beauty”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“On Beauty”* by Chet Raymo “I frequently muse about works of art in these postings. These have ranged from the highly abstract to the ultra-realistic, from the Middle Ages to the present. Often they have been paintings that I used for a while as a desktop on my computer, such as the work above, "The Cornish Coast," by the early-20th-century British impressionist Laura Knight. I pick these desktop images on a whim- Vermeer's "Milkmaid," Homer's "Cracking the Whip,' or Caravaggio's "Rest on the Flight Into Egypt," for example- and then slowly come to understand what it was that attra... more »

"To Survive..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“To survive you must surrender without giving in, that is to say, fully accept the reality in all its horror and never give up the will to survive. That allows you to quickly adapt to the situation and dedicate yourself to the present moment rather than wallow in denial. As you run out of options and energy you must become resigned to your plight. Like it or not you must make a new mental map of where you are, not where you wish you were. To survive you must find yourself, then it won't matter where you are. - Laurence Gonzales, “Deep Survival”

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Newport Beach, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Things"* "Eyes blinded by the fog of Things cannot see Truth. Ears deafened by the din of Things cannot hear Truth. Brains bewildered by the whirl of Things cannot think Truth. Hearts deadened by the weight of Things cannot feel Truth. Throats choked by the dust of Things cannot speak Truth." - Harald Bell Wright, “The Uncrowned King”

“Blue Skies: The Sky Is Blue Even on a Cloudy Day”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Blue Skies: The Sky Is Blue Even on a Cloudy Day”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Darker days are just as much a part of life as are the days graced with sunshine. When we refer to a “beautiful day,” we are often describing a day that is sunny, clear, and without a cloud in sight to mar a sky that is a brilliantly perfect blue. We find ourselves bouncing along, light in spirit, free from worries, and enjoying the moment. That is, until the clouds begin to form. The sky may turn grey, and a fog may roll in. Puffs of white take on whimsical, darker shades, and our beautiful day dis... more »

"This Beautiful Tribute To A Dog And His Man Will Have You In Tears"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"This Beautiful Tribute To A Dog And His Man Will Have You In Tears"* by Ryan Grenoble "When someone you love walks through the door, even if it happens five times a day, you should go totally insane with joy." So says photographer Ben Moon (quoting writer David Dudley) in this deeply moving tribute to Denali, his late dog. It suggests we can learn a lot from dogs, including the best way to greet the ones we love. The soulful, and at times humorous, short video recalls Moon and Denali's adventures together- from the carefree moments to the deathly realizations and back again- narra... more »

The UK Referendum on an EU exit - Rigged against Freedom

Social-Freedom National-Justice at Social Freedom Through National Justice - 1 day ago
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has hinted that 16 and 17 year olds will be allowed to vote in the freedom referendum. Why? Because, he correctly states, the coming referendum on the UK's membership of the EU is one which will impact upon the future of the country. If the voters say No to Freedom and Yes to EU Slavery (just as the rigged vote in Scotland gave the impression that the people had willingly opted for keeping on the shackles of London), then life will become ever worse and the peoples of the British Isles will have signed the death warrant of their childrens' future... more »

Very Clear View of Fukushima Today, Very Low Visible Atmospheric Emissions

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
What happened? Yesterday the emissions were trending upwards. Did TEPCO workers succeed with some project or is it simply that the fissioning fuel is having a respite? What ever the reason, I'm always happy to see lower emissions: Fukushima Dairy recently reported that TEPCO has changed the way it calculates atmospheric emissions, leading to much higher readings and calling into question over four years of previous emission readings: Fukushima Diary (June 6 2015) Still 960,000 Bq/hour of Cesium 134 and 137 AND 2,336,000,000 of noble gas discharged from Fukushima. Available... more »

So, we all had a housing boom … [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Yes, every country that borrows money into existence enjoyed a housing boom on the back of that money… *[image: clip_image001]* The OECD is just pointing out that, unlike some of those other places, ours was maybe more dramatic, and hasn’t yet had a real bust. The OECD’s stark property warning says: Dramatic house price growth is burdening Kiwi households with debt and putting the nation's financial stability at risk, the OECD warns. A biennial New Zealand economic survey report released today urges policymakers to increase Auckland housing supply, invest in infrastructure a... more »

Will Democratic Constituency Groups Finally Start Holding Conservative Democrats In Congress Accountable For Their Bad Votes? Ask Kathleen Rice

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I was born in NYC and my parents moved to Nassau County when I was a kid so they could raise me and my sisters in the suburbs. That's a typical story for folks who live in Nassau County today. My folks moved to Valley Stream first and then out to Roosevelt, both of which are in NY-04, the Nassau County district represented by conservative New Dem Kathleen Rice. And Rice, a former Nassau County District Attorney, has a similar story. Her NYC family moved out to Long Island when she was a child as well. Rice, who had just run as the conservaDem against progressive Eric Schneiderman... more »

Iran Is Spending Billions Trying To Prop Up The Syrian Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Syrian President Assad *Eli Lake, Bloomberg*: *Iran Spends Billions to Prop Up Assad* *Iran is spending billions of dollars a year to prop up the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, according to the U.N.'s envoy to Syria and other outside experts. These estimates are far higher than what the Barack Obama administration, busy negotiating a nuclear deal with the Tehran government, has implied Iran spends on its policy to destabilize the Middle East.* *On Monday, a spokeswoman for the U.N. special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, told me that the en... more »

Kiev Shells Civilians to Intimidate Them

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Colonel-General Vladimir Ruban explains Ukraine army's artillery strategy to intimidate civilians by shelling them - but admits it is not working. It's called terrorism and the US-NATO are backing this strategy carried out by their Kiev puppet government. Good luck finding this story in the western corporate media...... more »

What You Don’t Know about the Federal Reserve System

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Film - *Much of the public is kept in the dark about the history behind the US Federal Reserve and how it functions. Here are some facts that you probably don't know about the Fed. The post What You Don’t Know about the Federal Reserve System appeared first on Waking Times.

"How It Really Is Not"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Despite the universal insanity prevailing anymore, even I had to pause and wonder whether this could really be the subject of a genuine scientific study, considering we have so few other problems to deal with... - CP "Did a Study Find ‘Men’s Beards Are Filled with Poop’?" - http://now.snopes.com/

Islamic State Took Control Of The Iraqi City Of Mosul One Year Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Iraqi City of Mosul Transformed a Year After Islamic State Capture* *Beneath a veneer of order, residents live in fear* *In Islamic State’s stronghold of Mosul, the extremist group is working day and night to repair roads, manicure gardens and refurbish hotels. Iraq’s second-largest city has never looked so good thanks to strict laws enforced by the Sunni militants.* *But beneath that veneer, the group metes out deadly punishments to those who don’t comply with a long list of prohibitions imposed over the year since it took control of Mosul on June 10, 2... more »

“Derp: The Powerful Forces Behind Rampant Intellectual Dishonesty"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Derp: The Powerful Forces Behind Rampant Intellectual Dishonesty"* But those forces can be fought, and the place to start fighting is within yourself. By Janet Allon “In his quest for the perfect metaphor for the deep intellectual honesty about economics that he frequently bemoans, Paul Krugman borrows a term from "South Park" in Monday's column. The word is "derp." At first, it looks like a typo when he writes, "we live in an age of derp and cheap cynicism." "Derp," for the uninitiated, comes from the show "South Park" and for Krugman it provides a little shorthand term for an "... more »

June 9: A few points of journalistic integrity..

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
Read the lead story on p.1 about how a "noted economist and public policy analuyst" says we must pay higher taxes and perhaps cut services to avoid New Brunswick going broke. The noted person is, of course, Richard Saillant, director of The Canadian institute of public policy and public administration at U de Moncton. Noted? Do we call Francis the "noted" pope? Ever seen an article referring to the "noted" Stephen Harper? the "noted" president Obama? There's a reason you don't see those. .First, ff you have to say a person is "noted", then he almost certainly i

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