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Thursday, June 11, 2015

11 June - Blogs I'm Following

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Medical marijuana includes cookies, brownies

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago
R. *v.* Smith, 2015 SCC 34: Accused persons have standing to challenge the constitutionality of the law under which they are charged, even if the alleged unconstitutional effects are not directed at them, or even if not all possible remedies for the constitutional deficiency will end the charges against them. The prohibition on possession of non‑dried forms of medical marihuana limits the s. 7 *Charter * right to liberty of the person in two ways. First, the prohibition deprives S as well as medical marihuana users of their liberty by imposing a threat of imprisonme... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qvglWAHDak

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The southern Milky Way appears spectacular in this composite image taken from Mangaia, the most southerly of the Cook Islands. Few sources of light pollution exist here, home to only 500 people. *Click image for larger size.* The two bright stars at the Milky Way’s center are Alpha (left) and Beta Centauri. They point to Crux the Southern Cross. Near the horizon, two of the satellite galaxies of our Milky Way, the Small (left) and Large Magellanic Clouds are easy to spot." - http://www.astronomy.com/

"This I Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.” - John Steinbeck

"A Dog's Purpose"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"A Dog's Purpose"* Author Unknown "Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, we are all very much attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. The...more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Friends are all souls that we've known in other lives. We're drawn to each other. Even if I have only known them a day, it doesn't matter. I'm not going to wait till I have known them for two years, because anyway, we must have met somewhere before, you know." - George Harrison

"The Mystery..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"If you need to visualize the soul, think of it as a cross between a wolf howl, a photon, and a dribble of dark molasses. But what it really is, as near as I can tell, is a packet of information. It's a program, a piece of hyperspatial software designed explicitly to interface with the Mystery. Not a mystery, mind you, *the *Mystery. The one that can never be solved. Data in our psychic program is often nonlinear, nonhierarchical, archaic, alive, and teeming with paradox. Simply booting up is a challenge, if not for no other reason than that most of us find acknowledging the unknowa... more »

Chet Raymo, “You'll Be The Death Of Me Yet”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“You'll Be The Death Of Me Yet”* by Chet Raymo “What parent hasn't said that to a child. Or at least thought it. "You're taking years off my life," we say. And maybe we mean it and maybe we don't, but it seems like all that energy we are investing in our offspring must come from somewhere. Scientists talk about the "disposable soma" theory. (Soma refers to an organism's body as distinct from its reproductive cells.) According to the theory, producing and raising children diverts the body's limited resources away from the task of maintaining and repairing cells, with early aging as... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Salem, Oregon, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Only Light..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell, it's the only light we've got in all this darkness." - James Baldwin, “Sonny's Blues”

"Stress and the Brain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Stress and the Brain"* by Deepak Chopra "The human body responds to stress with a powerful fight-or-flight reaction. Hormone surge through the body, causing the heart to pump faster and sending extra supplies of energy into the bloodstream. For much of human history, this emergency response system was useful: It enabled people to survive immediate physical threats, like an attack from a wild animal. But today, the stress in most people's lives comes from the more psychological and seemingly endless pressures of modern life. Daily challenges like a long commute or a difficult boss... more »

"Starting from Empty: Half-Full Consciousness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Starting from Empty: Half-Full Consciousness"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM Live your life as if your glass is half-full rather than half-empty, all you need is a change of thought. We are all familiar with the metaphorical story of two people looking at the same glass and one perceiving it as half-full while the other sees it as half-empty. As much as we’ve heard this, it’s still a valuable exercise to really observe our minds and notice whether we are engaged in half-full or half-empty thinking. People will refer to themselves as being of one type or the other as if it was a ... more »

Paulo Coelho, "A Man, Lying On The Ground"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"A Man, Lying On The Ground" by Paulo Coelho "On a July day there was a man aged about fifty lying on the promenade in Copacabana. I passed him with a glance and went on my way towards a stall where I always drink fresh coconut water. Being from Rio, I’ve passed hundreds (thousands?) of men, women and children lying on the ground. As someone who travels, I’ve seen the same scene in practically all the countries I’ve been to – from Sweden to Romania. I’ve seen people lying in the street in all seasons of the year: in the biting winter of Madrid, New York or Paris, where they huddle ... more »

Senator Sherrod Brown And Congressman Alan Grayson On "So-Called" Free Trade

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Brown has been fighting against the job-killing corporate trade agenda since long before he was ever elected to the Senate. He was the primary champion of the battle against these unfair trade bills in the House-- just as Grayson is today. Last week, Brown did an OpEd for the Jackson County *Times-Journal* about the dangers of fast-tracking the TPP. Folks in Washington like to make big promises when it comes to our trade deals. But for too long, we’ve seen nothing but bad results. We’ve seen what so-called free trade agreements have done to our workers and our communities over th... more »

Mike De Jong and The BC Liberal Government Stole $100 Million Dollars From The Legal Aid Fund To Balance Their Budget

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 2 hours ago
We know that the BC Liberals have cut $millions of dollars from the BC Justice System... Today we learn something even worse, ...There is a Tax on legal services in British Columbia, that tax on legal services is a tax that is dedicated to funding legal aid.. In 2014 that tax on legal services raised $171.9 million dollars...That means the BC Government had $171.9 million for legal Aid.. Guess what...The BC Liberals under Christy Clark STOLE THE MONEY TO BALANCE THEIR BUDGET.... They Stole $100 million dollars out of the fund.. Leaving for mothers, fathers and those who are too... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*Behold Adolfo Garcia's New Central City Gem, Primitivo ~Nora McGunningle, EaterNOLA*

A3 Newsletter: The Eve of Freedom?

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 3 hours ago
*(Artwork by Rigo 23)* As we all wait anxiously for what tomorrow may bring, we thought like us, you may want to immerse yourself in some of the most powerful shows of support for Albert from around the world that have emerged in the last few extraordinary days since Judge Brady's heroic ruling. An article written today by the Associated Press and featured by the New York Times asks: What Has Louisiana Got on the Last of the Angola Three? Answering their own question, the AP / NY Times writes: "Woodfox's long-simmering story has been the subject of documentaries, Peabody Award winn... more »

The Rational Party is Hung

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
[image: Lanyu_2014_54] *Lanyu. Miss it so much.* This week sole KMT presidential primary candidate, deputy speaker Hung Hsiu-chu was on display making a case for why she should have the nomination despite the fact that she most likely isn't going to win. The Taipei Times described: Hung is to be nominated if she has 30 percent support in the polls, otherwise the party will draft another candidate, presumably Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), who said he felt it incumbent upon him to run if the KMT nominates him. WantWant and Taipei Times covered her speech to the KMT's Centr... more »

U.S., Russian Military Aircraft Came Within 10 Feet Over The Black Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. reconnaissance plane over Baltic Sea http://t.co/DWdjYN5Va3 #Russia #US pic.twitter.com/xppz8KtELn — The Washington Times (@WashTimes) June 11, 2015 *CNN:* *U.S., Russian aircraft came within 10 feet over Black Sea* *Washington (CNN)A Russian fighter jet, flying at high speed, came within 10 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea late last month, several U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.The Russian jet flew alongside the U.S. plane at the same altitude, broke off, and then shadowed the plane...more »

A Look At Why U.S. MIlitary Leaders Believe Military Escalation In Iraq Is Inevitable

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Mark Perry, Al Jazeera*: *Why military leaders believe US escalation in Iraq is inevitable* *Analysis: Serving, retired U.S. commanders believe deploying trainers to Iraq won’t be enough to stop ISIL * *President Barack Obama’s plan to send an additional 450 to 500 soldiers to Iraq’s Anbar province won’t be his last word on the crisis posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), several senior serving and retired U.S. military officers believe. Turning the tide against ISIL in Iraq will require a more robust U.S. military commitment, with options for escalation a ma... more »

New Islamic State Video Shows Jihadists Using American-Made TOW Anti-Tank Missiles In Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *This video cannot be independently verified .... but if true .... it is just another example on how US weapons have fallen into the wrong hands in this conflict.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 11, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Heather Murdock, VOA:* *Analysts: US Needs Better Strategy in Fighting IS * *CAIRO, EGYPT — After a rare victory this week, Iraqi soldiers greeted the media, displaying weapons and 24 blindfolded young men they said were captured fighters for the so-called Islamic State.* *"Thank God we have arrested these members of ISIS. We will get them wherever they run. We will chase them out with God's help,” one soldier said, patting a detainee on the back for emphasis.* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 11, 2015* Keith Broomfield killed: How many Americans are fighting again... more »

Friday Morning Ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
“It was a brave and deeply ethical thing that Lecretia Seales did. In a society that seems at times positively terrified of thinking seriously about anything, she invited us to shake off our more familiar roles as consumers, viewers, texters and takers of endless selfies, to become, if only for a little while, citizens.” *Lecretia's Legacy: A Matter Of Life And Death* – Chris Trotter, BOWALLEY ROAD “Whether he wants to admit it or not, Peter Dunne has set a precedent in granting permission to use an experimental cannabis extract.” *Compassionate approach plants seed for medical c... more »

Here’s 100% Proof that Chemtrails are Real

WTStaff at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Video - *If you are still in doubt that the lines in the sky are contrails, you are very mistaken. Watch this explanation that confirms that chemtrails are real. The post Here’s 100% Proof that Chemtrails are Real appeared first on Waking Times.

Quantum Physics Proves That Death Is An Illusion

Waking Times at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Victoria Woollaston - *Evidence confirms an existence beyond the grave – and it lies in quantum physics. The post Quantum Physics Proves That Death Is An Illusion appeared first on Waking Times.

Remembering Ornette Coleman

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 4 hours ago
So, Ornette Coleman has died (here, here, here) – suddenly and unexpected it seems, in spite of his 85 years. You can read all about his fantastic importance to modern music, and the many players and turns of jazz that he inspired in the obituaries, and keep browsing here. I bought my first Ornette record long before I knew anything about his legendary status in jazz - the *Of Human Feelings* album from 1979, featuring a pretty early version of the Prime Time band. I thought it was a fusion/jazzfunk group I hadn't heard before, the name of the front man vaguely familiar, so imagin... more »

World News Briefs -- June 11, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*BBC*:* Greek debt: IMF leaves talks amid 'major differences'* *Greece's international creditors have raised the pressure on the Athens government, as IMF negotiators left talks in Brussels and flew home.* *Major differences remained and they were "well away from an agreement", IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters.* *Greece is seeking a cash-for-reform deal, to avoid defaulting on a €1.5bn debt repayment to the IMF.* *But the European Council president said there was no more time for gambling and the game would soon be over.* *MIDDLE EAST* Over 20 million in war-torn Yemen *n... more »

Sir Christopher Lee - Rest in Peace

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer, and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 and 2005) and Star War... more »

Reproductive Thoughts and Nightmares

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 5 hours ago
*Brave New World* The second most powerful urge felt by humans is the urge to reproduce. The first is the urge to survive. From puberty onward....the relentless drumbeat of the biological clock is felt and heard by the young. Never before in history, has human reproduction been such a minefield. Technology and medical advances have overcome infertility (which has actually been increased by environmental degradation) and even human biology. Now homosexuals can enter into same sex relationships and have children through artificial insemination...which involves its own complexities. ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Isn't it amazing? All these clowns only repent when they're *caught*...

"So Now The TPP's Real Purpose Is Revealed"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"So Now The TPP's Real Purpose Is Revealed"* by Karl Denninger The "TPP" has been "negotiated" in secret; our government refuses to release what's in it and both Congress and President Rob-you-blindBama loves the complicity of both Congress and you. Now Wikileaks has gotten their hands on the health care component. Well, it's not called that, but it clearly is that. Yes, this "trade agreement" is meant to, and will, prevent you from doing things like going to Mexico to get a medicine made there that sells for $100 instead of paying $30,000 for it here. And how will it do that? I... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- Juine 11, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Obama orders more troops to Iraq to guide fightback against Islamic State* *President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered the deployment of 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq's Sunni heartland to advise and assist fragile Iraqi forces being built up to try to retake territory lost to Islamic State.* *The plan to expand the 3,100-strong U.S. contingent in Iraq and open a new operations center closer to the fighting in Anbar province marks an adjustment in strategy for Obama, who has faced mounting pressure to do more to blunt the momentum of the insurgents.* *But with Obama ... more »

Iran Spends Billions Each Year Supporting The Syrian Regime (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) welcomes Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C), before a meeting in Damascus January 15, 2014. REUTERS/SANA *i24 News*: *UN: Iran's financial aid to Assad far exceeds US estimates* *Specian envoy de Mistra estimates Tehran spends $6 billion annually in military and economic aid to Syria* *Iran is spending billions of dollars annually to support and strengthen President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, financial site Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.* *A spokesman for Staffan de Mistra, the UN special envoy to Syria, told Bloomberg... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
The German Government, represented by Dr Walther Rathenau, Minister of State, and the Government of the Russian Socialist Federal Soviet Republic, represented by M. Tchitcherin, People's Commissary, have agreed upon the following provisions: *Article 1* The two Governments are agreed that the arrangements arrived at between the German *Reich* and the Russian Socialist Federal Soviet Republic, with regard to questions dating from the period of war between Germany and Russia, shall be definitely settled upon the following basis: [a] The German *Reich* and the Russian Socialist Fede... more »

The Systematic Ripping Off Of College Students-- Who's To Blame?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Private, for-profit "colleges" have spent a great deal of money-- and they get a great deal of tax-payer money-- bribing Members of Congress to cut them some slack on their shoddy operations. Last cycle alone, for-profit education spent $1,727,926 on legalistic bribes to Members of Congress, $1,143,883 to Republicans and $582,043 to mostly conservative Democrats. The two biggest recipients of legalistic bribes were the top two Republicans on the Education and Workforce Committee, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and North Carolina crackpot Virginia Foxx. Kline scooped up $185,849, and ... more »

Should Labour and the Liberal Democrats Merge?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
One question that comes up time and again from punters to far left acitivists is 'why can't you all just unite?' And it's a question that hasn't gone away for these comrades, seeing as Left Unity, ironically, has ruled out unity with the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition for next year's London Assembly elections. Of course, there are Very Important Reasons why myriad groups in the revolutionary socialist tradition can't unite. But one question I've not heard from the mouth of any voter ever is "why can't Labour and the Liberal Democrats merge?" Yet it is being asked now, and th... more »

Erdogan blasts West for destabilizing Syria by Empowering Kurdish(is) Militants

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
* RT* *Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the West of destabilizing Syria by supporting Kurdish “terrorist groups,” while bombing Arabs and Turkmens. * *The impassioned remarks were made in Erdogan’s first appearance since the general election. He called on all political parties to act “responsibly” in forming a coalition government, after his Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its parliamentary majority at the polls on June 7. * * "The West, which has shot Arabs and Turkmens, is unfortunately placing the PYD (the political wing of the YPG) and PKK in lieu ... more »

Inflammation and Pain Management with Magnesium

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Dr. Mark Sircus - *Is there a correlation between magnesium deficiency, inflammation and certain diseases and ailments? The post Inflammation and Pain Management with Magnesium appeared first on Waking Times.

String theory and fun: a response to Barry Kripke

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 7 hours ago
The Internet's most notorious anti-string blog posted a link to a view from a young impressive ex-string theorist (if you believe what's written there) that was posted on Reddit one year ago. That comment (plus the long thread beneath it) contains numerous ideas, thoughts, and sentiments. I will respond to the following points: 1. the ex-string theorist thinks that he and similar people are really, really smart 2. he left string theory for robotics 3. \(h=15\) is approximately required to become a professor and it's too much 4. he found out that string theory wasn't... more »

Not a day of rational thought

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
You want to think rationally that make you smart but never wonder what is the candy that in planted in your mind Every institution in the great minkind has one mission its to preserve the current order given the supreme court or what ever you want to call it has the final say its pretty important that they are more than oak and somewhere in that solid is a fluid to deal before the people light the whole shithouse on fire Give anyone the reins of power and they are going to be Jesus Christ as a lesser God that we should admit so when dear leader makes that play we should just laugh at th... more »

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
R. v. Trudel, 2015 ONCA 422: [32] The analysis of a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel proceeds upon a strong presumption that counsel's assistance was competent: *R. v. G.D.B.*, 2000 SCC 22, [2000] 1 S.C.R. 520, at para. 27. [33] The onus is on the appellant to rebut this presumption by establishing both that counsel was incompetent and that this incompetent assistance resulted in a miscarriage of justice: *R. v. L.C.T.*, 2012 ONCA 116, 252 C.R.R. (2d) 223, at para. 37. [34] Before the court will assess competence, however, the appellant must demonstrat... more »

Comming hard down effect where pleasure was expected

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
This world is a spaceship alone in a big galaxy no matter what God or thyme you realize you must understand the basic fact we live on a snow globe and lately when it it is shaken up the snow does not go] predictiable with all our science we can not understand a single snow globe shaken up and how it falls how stipied for you and me Actually the case is that the smartest people on the planet known for manipulating GODS languae we call it math are working overtime and with a passion not seem amogst humans ulesss two bodies collied both in heat Mankind or womenkind or humankind and w... more »

New Confirmation for Photograph of the Roswell "Alien"

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
*(Blogger's Note: *It is with some trepidation that I post the following, given the reaction yesterday to Tony Bragalia's name on the article. But here is additional information, important because of the allegation that the image we all had yesterday was painted on a photograph of a shelf in a museum. Today we have a source for the photograph that couldn't have been altered because of the timing of it. And, importantly, it is from another source. I will note, that given the whole story, I'm not convinced that Benerd or Hilda Ray took the "original" slides photograph because that ev... more »

Missing the Message or Missing the Forest because of the Trees

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
(*Blogger's Note:* This is becoming a full time job with much criticism and absolutely no reward that I can see. Just minutes ago I posted this article and have received the following email which I think of as a clarification: Thanks for linking back to my article in "Missing the Message or Missing the Forest because of the Trees" From your article: "Jorge Peredo was the one who actually found the picture. He posted it at his web site:" followed by the link. Jorge Peredo posted the image on Facebook after contacting Maussan. I wrote the article at Week In Weird declaring "Case Closed... more »

The Economy: "The Biggest Crooks in America Are Now the Cops"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Biggest Crooks in America Are Now the Cops"* by Bill Bonner "Today, we continue our series “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” As you’ll recall, our premise is that in a world where everyone is a lawbreaker, it’s hard to spot the real criminals. If you haven’t gotten to them already, here are Part I and Part II. Below, we turn to the bad… *The TSA Is a Waste of Time: *Last week came a report proving that the TSA has been wasting our time and shamelessly bullying us all for years. There was always a surreal and even cruel quality to airport security checks. We recall how we stoo... more »

did I break blogger sorry

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I hate tech as much as I love it. I am not sure if both emotions could be expressed and zeos and ones what would still exist as me.

The World Is Not Ready For The Next Financial - Economic Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *The Economist*: *The world economy: Watch out* I*t is only a matter of time before the next recession strikes. The rich world is not ready* *THE struggle has been long and arduous. But gazing across the battered economies of the rich world it is time to declare that the fight against financial chaos and deflation is won. In 2015, the IMF says, for the first time since 2007 every advanced economy will expand. Rich-world growth should exceed 2% for the first time since 2010 and America’s central bank is likely to raise its rock-bottom interest rates.* *... more »

Jersey Jazzman: NJ Supreme Court to NJ Public Workers: Screw You

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
Jersey Jazzman: NJ Supreme Court to NJ Public Workers: Screw You: I think I'll call Comcast later today and tell them I'm not paying my cable bill any more: I just can't afford it. Same with Ver... more »

Salty Radocatice Real estat

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
I went to califonia to find sunshine without rain just when they went dry so I moved on to Vegas where the billion dollar gamble on red went green and now all that real estate is worthless without water and what should I think from what I just seen The world is on a precipece with no jet pack a BASE jump with the wrong wind could end cilivilzation talk about an ill wind We are scattered like ants beneath a heating up magnifying glass yett wwe alla hhhave the ssaame inteerests and stock portolion if we are rich So how to survieve when we kill the planet daily and water is like a desse... more »

IMF - Greece Debt Talks Have Collapsed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *IMF walks out of Greece bailout talks* *Lender says its negotiating team are going home to Washington due to a lack of progress in narrowing key differences with Athens* *The International Monetary Fund dramatically pulled out of talks with debt-stricken Greece on Thursday after it accused Athens of failing to compromise over labour market and pension reforms.* *The Washington-based lender of last resort said its team of negotiators had quit talks in Brussels after reaching a stalemate and would be returning to Washington.* *The move left the Greek negotiating... more »

Israeli Government Hacking

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
http://www.ibtimes.com/israel-used-computer-virus-spy-iran-talks-1960700 *Israel Used Computer Virus To Spy On Iran Talks*By Eben Blake @ebenblake on June 10 2015 11:25 AM EDT 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 A leading cybersecurity firm discovered a virus previously linked to Israeli spies in the hotels that hosted the Iran nuclear talks, according to a Wall Street Journal article published Wednesday. After *Kaspersky Lab ZAO* realized it had... more »

World seems upside down today !?!?!?!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago

EPA Study: Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water Supplies

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Sharon Kelly - *The Environmental Protection Agency has released its long awaited draft assessment of the impacts that fracking has on the nation's drinking water supplies. The post EPA Study: Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water Supplies appeared first on Waking Times.

Supplemental: Luxury speedboat meets fancy hotel!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015Only one triggered response:* Be careful what you ask for! We’ve been asking career liberal journalists to push back against the New York Times—more specifically, against the famous newspaper’s low-grade campaign coverage. Yesterday, we got what we wished for. An array of liberals chided the Times—for its negative front-page coverage of Candidate Rubio! We also criticized the Times for that front-page report. In various ways, we thought it was very poorly reported and reasoned, which is pretty much the norm with this newspaper’s campaign work. We focused...more »

China’s Former Top Security Chief Is Sentenced To Life For Corruption

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *China’s former security chief given life sentence for corruption* *Zhou Yongkang – a key adversary of Chinese president Xi Jinping – is most senior Communist party official ever to have faced corruption charges* *China’s former security chief and the arch-rival of the president, Xi Jinping, has been sentenced to life in prison for corruption following a secret trial.* *Zhou Yongkang – one of the Communist party’s most powerful and feared figures until his retirement in 2012 – was a key adversary of the Chinese leader and some experts had predicted he would be exe... more »

Democracy - Anthony Wedgwood Benn

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

West Keeps Ukraine on a Short Leash

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Are western Ukrainians to surrender the right to determine their economic policy and risk the loss of state-owned industries and assets in exchange for loans from the International Monetary Fund? In the first of three videos, Michael Hudson, Jeffrey Sommers, and James Carden explain why economic integration with the West won’t turn Ukraine into an economic success story. The videos, produced by Endless Picnic, include interviews with Michael Hudson, a former balance-of-payments economist for Chase Manhattan Bank, distinguished research professor of economics at the University of ... more »

The Top 5 Medical Miracles That Science Can’t Explain – Or Can It?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Arjun Walia - *Healing intention has been proven scientifically to a measurable effect. Here are 5 examples of miracles that have been observed in the field of medicine. The post The Top 5 Medical Miracles That Science Can’t Explain – Or Can It? appeared first on Waking Times.

June 11:

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 10 hours ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-nader/ten-reasons-the-tpp-is-no_b_7536770.html?utMove to Inbox The site above refers to the massive trade agreements that Harper is involved in. The news media are not getting or giving much information on them. And there's a reason for it. These agreements give capitalists from all over the world control over our economy, our environment, our lives. With these agreements, democracy is meaningless, and the law becomes a device for enforced robbery of most us us by an aristocracy of the very wealthy and very greedy. No wonder the Irving press isn'... more »

American Express President Found Dead On Plane En Route to NYC

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
http://www.silverdoctors.com/american-express-president-found-dead-upon-arrival-to-nyc *American Express President Found Dead On Plane En Route to NYC * Posted on May 31, 2015 by The Doc The recent string of suspicious banker deaths is no longer constrained entirely to mid level managers, as the President of American Express Ed Gilligan has been found dead on his plane this weekend en route to NYC… American Express President Ed Gilligan died suddenly this weekend during his flight from Japan to NYC, causing his plane to make an emergency landing. AMEX CEO Ken Chenault mad... more »

U.S. Citizens Sign 'Obama Petition' To Launch A Pre-Emptive Nuclear Attack Against Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*RT: **‘Obama zombies’: Americans sign prankster’s petition to nuke Russia (VIDEO)* *US journalist Mark Dice has asked the people of San Diego to sign President Barack Obama’s “plan” to nuke Russia to “maintain America’s superiority.” The majority of beachgoers didn’t appear to get the joke, and signed the fake petition.* *The “experiment” was recorded on video, whichMark Dice thenshared on his Twitter, YouTube and Facebook accounts.* *“We just need a couple more signatures to support President [Barack] Obama’s new plan to deal with Russia,” Dice tell a random man whom he stops....more »

Nancy Pelosi Just Got a Talking-To from Her Caucus

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*UPDATE:* The Rule as described below passed the House, 217–212, with eight Democrats jumping in at the last minute to push it over the line. McCarthy's order of business will start soon, presumably Friday. The roll call vote on the Rule is here. Blumenauer was a lead vote, again. There could be trouble ahead, with yet more kind words for Pelosi's helpful role, from New Dem chair Ron Kind, at the link. Pelosi basically owns this bill now. Stay tuned. *Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. James Clyburn (Getty Images; source)* *by Gaius Publius* *Just In:* Rep. Sam Farr (CA-20) has just decl... more »

An Insider's Account On U.S. - Israeli Relations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Netanyahu and Obama. Photo: Jim Young/ Reuters *John Podhoretz*: *A new inside account of Obama’s Israel ire* *When it’s released June 23, the new book by bestselling historian Michael Oren is going to be the talk of Washington and Jerusalem — not to mention everywhere people take an interest in the relations between the United States and Israel, which is to say, in many if not most places on the planet.* *It’s called “Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide,” and I’m not sure that in the annals of diplomatic history there’s ever been anything quite like this astonish... more »

A Visit This Week With Albert Woodfox: "They Call Me The Last Man Standing"

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 10 hours ago
*(This touching essay detailing a visit this week with Albert Woodfox is reprinted in full from the Why Am I Not Suprised? Blog.)* *(PHOTO: Author with Albert Woodfox from a previous visit)* *Albert Woodfox "They Call Me The Last Man Standing"* Five years and eleven months ago yesterday, I first laid eyes on Albert Woodfox. He was still in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola then, where he had been locked up in solitary confinement almost continually since April of 1972. I had been a prison abolitionist myself for thirty-eight years at that point, so it was not surprising th... more »

Stop Fast Track On TPP Vote In Congress - Friday, July 12 2015 - Don't Say Goodbye To Your Liberty

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 hours ago
US Followers & Canadians who wants to help out, this will affect us all: RED ALERT: STOP FAST TRACK, STOP THE TPP. TAKE ACTION NOW. Ways & Means Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) is pushing to bring his toxic Fast Track legislation for a vote in the House this Friday. Obama and Team GOP are releasing propaganda saying they have the votes to push this legislation through. Don't believe them. 60K people called Congress on the Thurs. national call in day and members of Congress are listening. The phones are still constantly ringing, and they are impressed by the amount of calls coming into t... more »

Good News or Bad

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
When this site is dormant for a day or so it doesn’t mean we haven’t detected any bias nor that we’ve been arrested for having extremist thoughts. Not so far, anyway. We’re just otherwise engaged. I’ve been busy attending to certain things, and Craig is probably just sitting around smoking a pipe. (Or going to work) But the main thing that caught my eye over the silent days and nights has been these two contrasting incidents that were featured on Daphne Anson’s blog. Which do you want first, the good news or the bad? Do you want Sajid Javid or the BDS? Okay we’ll go for Mr. Javi... more »

How Colors Affect Your Health and Body Function

WTStaff at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Meme - *Most of us are aware that colors affect mood, but did you know that they could also affect your health and body function? The post How Colors Affect Your Health and Body Function appeared first on Waking Times.

Gilad Atzmon on Jewish ethnocentrism, hypocrisy, & "anti-Semitism"

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 11 hours ago
*Editor's note*: What follows is part two of *an ongoing Q&A discussion* I am having with *Gilad Atzmon*, an Israeli-born internationally renowned musician, philosopher, and writer. I hope to continue this dialogue in the future. *JF: I think a strong argument can be made that the vast majority of Jews, and certainly the organized Jewish community, conduct their lives, business, and other affairs by the maxim: Is it good for the Jews? What's good for the Jews is often also framed as: is it good for Israel? Admittedly, there are at times heated debates and diverging points of view w... more »

Christy Clark and Her Cabinet Moved Champix Research To "In-House" The Smoking Gun

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
Question period in the British Columbia Legislature, July9th/2013 Oral Questions *THERAPEUTICS INITIATIVE AND DRUG REVIEW PROCESS* *A. Dix: My question is to the Minister of Health.* *Dr. Arnold Relman and Dr. Marcia Angell, both past editors of the New England Journal of Medicine, have praised UBC's therapeutics initiative as an outstanding drug watchdog. They credit the TI for saving lives and the health care system money.* *[ Page 276 ]* *TI's research protected British Columbians from Vioxx years before it was pulled off the shelves. It also issued warnings about Avandia... more »

Israeli Linked Spyware Found On The Computers That Were Used At Venues For The Iranian Nuclear Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Data-collecting spyware reportedly found at Iran nuclear talk venues* *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 immediately known.* *Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab did not specifically identify Israel as the mastermind behind the complex — almost undetectable — virus it stumbled across in early spring during a routine test.* *But Eugene Kaspersky, chairman of the company, tol... more »

A U.S. - Al Qaeda Alliance In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Members of al Qaeda's Nusra Front carry their weapons as they move towards their positions during an offensive to take control of the northwestern city of Ariha from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Idlib province on May 28. Photo: Reuters *Wall Street Journal*: *To U.S. Allies, Al Qaeda Affiliate in Syria Becomes the Lesser Evil* *As Islamic State gains ground, calls to reach out to the Nusra Front intensify* *BEIRUT—In the three-way war ravaging Syria, should the local al Qaeda branch be seen as the lesser evil to be wooed rather than bombed?* *This is incr... more »

Interview- Mark Hackard: Russia & the West, Cold War Espionage and History

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
I like this Mark Hackard. He's interesting Mark Hackard is an independent foreign policy analyst. He earned a BA in Russian Language from Georgetown University and an MA in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University. He studies the intersection of political culture, religion and strategic issues, which he approaches from a traditionalist-conservative position. Mark joins us to speak about his work at the websites Soul of the East and Espionage History Archive. Our discussion begins with the subject of Russian intelligence history during the Cold War and ... more »

BDS'ing in Ireland

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/1iZjuiKZ2ho Proud to not trade with Israel but happy to do so with Iran, Sudan and North Korea. Hmmmm

Why are people defending Evan Solomon? I'd fire him

paul at Paying attention - 12 hours ago
I’m baffled by people arguing that CBC host Evan Solomon shouldn’t have been fired. The conflict of interest seems obvious. Solomon was inviting rich and powerful people on his TV and radio shows. He made a secret deal with a friend and art collector to try and get some of those people to buy some of works from his collection in return for a 10-per-cent commission. So how tough are the interview questions going to be? If Solomon wanted to persuade former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney to spend thousands of dollars on paintings from his friend Bruce Bailey’s collection, is he goin... more »

Iran Denies Clains That They Are Sending Soldiers To Syria .... But Iranian Officials Are Asking For Volunteers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*IBTimes:* *Iran denies sending troops to defend Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria* *The Iranian government has denied sending troops to help shore up the faltering regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria, despite long-standing rumours that Iranian forces are in the country.At a weekly press briefing in Tehran foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said reports on "the military presence of countries friendly to Syria" were "unfounded," according to French news agency AFP.Iran has long supplied financial and political support to Assad as well as military advice but Afkha... more »

The Syrian Regime Continues To Lose Territory And Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *String of losses in east of Syria leaves Assad regime increasingly precarious* *Much of country is under control of rebel fighters and Islamic State after loss of strategic base in Daraa and defeats in Idlib and eastern Homs* *The Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad is under mounting pressure on several fronts in the war, losing swathes of territory to opposition fighters as well as Islamic State, with strategic resources under its control coming under attack.* *Assad’s defeats in Idlib, eastern Homs and Daraa in the south, combined with renewed pressure i... more »

Hillary Clinton Ducks Questions On The Growing U.S. Miltiary Role In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
President Barack Obama meets with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office shortly after she was confirmed and sworn in on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. (White House Photo/Pete Souza) *Washington Times*: *Conflicted Clinton stays quiet about Obama’s increasing military moves in Iraq* *As President Obama plunged America deeper Wednesday into warfare in Iraq, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked for cover rather than choose between the White House she served and her party’s anti-war wing.* *The Clinton campaign refused to answer questions a... more »

Congratulations, Doug!

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 12 hours ago
From ec 10 section leader to...(a few other jobs along the way)...to Dean of the Kennedy School. I am delighted that Doug Elmendorf will be returning to Harvard.

Webcam View

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Yesterday, early in the day, I noticed an uptick of emissions from unit 3, although emissions from units 1 and 2 still looked relatively low. Since that time I've had great difficulty opening the TEPCO cams. I am not sure whether it is my Internet, which I've had problems with, or the TEPCO cams' slow response. This morning I cannot open either of the TEPCO cams. TBS cam view looks yellow and is much more pixilated than 2 days ago when the view was clear. Emissions can be seen below from the unit 3 area, although less visible in the screenshot than when watching live: Futaba cam... more »

Slovak government: low gypsy schookids' IQ partly due to widespread incest

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
An exchange between the Slovak government and the European Commission which was reported in the Czech and Slovak media has turned our Slovak brothers into heroes of a kind. As I wrote in several older blog posts, there exist special elementary schools in Czechia and Slovakia that are dedicated to children with weaker mental abilities. In practice, a majority of these "special" classrooms ends up being composed of gypsy kids. The percentage may be about 60% in Czechia and 88% in Slovakia – the latter figure is higher mainly because the percentage of gypsies in the Slovak population ... more »

WATCH VIDEO 'Disrobing Serra: Saint or Monster?' on Chumash Nation

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
. Published on Jun 9, 2015 Disrobing Serra: Saint or Monster? Panel Discussion (Part 1 of 7) Watch Parts 1 -- 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVPkQRpU0WY&index=1&list=PLda-nXxpMYzaE_c7m5KcHYXI3P8w5Cgee Recorded by Indigenous Media Insititute IMI Date: May 30th, 2015 Location: Chumash Nation (Santa Barbara, CA); Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara. Earlier in 2015, Pope Francis

The U.S. Prepares For A Long War In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Greg Jaffe and Missy Ryan, Washington Post*: *Obama’s new plan against ISIS signals that U.S. still in for a long war in Iraq* *President Obama’s announcement Wednesday that he is sending 450 more military advisers to Iraq highlights the central dilemma of his faltering strategy there: how to shore up the country’s fragile government without being pulled more deeply into a war he never wanted.* *With few good options, Obama’s plan amounts to a decision to stay the course.* *Administration officials say the troop increase — the second since U.S. troops returned to Iraq last year ... more »

Take Action with Amnesty International! Act quickly: Albert Woodfox’s fate could be decided TOMORROW

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 13 hours ago
Featured below, reprinted in full, is a new Amnesty International action alert for Albert Woodfox. Please Take Action Here! *On Monday night, I heard news almost too incredible to believe: After four decades of hellish isolation, a federal judge ordered that Louisiana prisoner Albert Woodfox finally be unconditionally released and never re-tried by the State of Louisiana. After so many years in solitary confinement, Albert was set to walk free.It marked the most promising development to date in Albert's case.* *But Albert's nightmare isn't over yet. The Louisiana Attorney Gen... more »

Iraq;s Shiite Militias Are Now Threatening To Attack U.S. Forces In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters *Real Clear Defense/Long War Journal*:* Iraqi Shiite Militia Commander Threatens to Attack U.S.* *The leader of a powerful Iraqi Shiite militia that is operating against the Islamic State has threatened to attack the US after members of allied militia were killed in a blast in Anbar province over the weekend. Shiite militias have claimed that the US killed the militiamen in an airstrike, but US officials denied that aircraft were operating in the area when the blast took place.* *Akram Abbas al Kabi, the “secretary general” of the Harakat Nujaba, an Irani... more »

Report: Islamic State Is Destroying Al Qaeda

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Militant Islamic State fighters in a military parade in Syria’s northern Raqqa province. Photograph: Reuters *The Guardian:* *Al-Qaida 'cut off and ripped apart by Isis'* *Exclusive: Insiders say group has been drained of Middle East recruits and that US wrongfooted by shift in balance of power between warring jihadi groups* *Two of al-Qaida’s most important spiritual leaders have told the Guardian that the terror group is no longer a functioning organisation after being ripped apart by Isis. In a wide-ranging interview, Abu Qatada, a Jordanian preacher who was based in London b... more »

EVER SO SLOWLY WE TURN: Imagining a forbidden discussion!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015Part 4—We have a dream today:* Is it possible that the forbidden discussion will, at long last, take place? We still have seventeen months to go before the public votes! On the other hand, the discussion in question has been forbidden for at least twenty years. We’re imagining a full discussion of a peculiar journalistic phenomenon. We refer to the apparent loathing within the insider press for Clinton and Clinton (and Gore), along with the journalistic conduct which flows from that apparent loathing. Within the past year, an unusual thing has occurred. In... more »

June 12, 1982 - Opening My Eyes to Militarization of Space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
On Friday morning MB and I take the train south to New York City. I will be the speaker that evening at the Catholic Worker Maryhouse (55 East Third St) for the weekly Friday night 'clarification of thought' meeting. The title of my talk is: June 12, 1982 & The Birth of the Space for Peace Program. I'll tell the story about how on June 12, 1982 I was living in Orlando, Florida watching C-SPAN coverage of the nearly one million person march in New York opposing nuclear weapons. This event was part of the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament. After C-SPAN coverage of th... more »

I find these two events chilling...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*and you should, too.* Presented without comment: *Miami principal loses job over unremarkable online comment on McKinney pool party* *Justice Department Orders Website To Turn Over Names of Commenters…*


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
The Wachowski's of *The Matrix*, *Cloud Atlas* and *Jupiter Ascending* fame, create a mini-series on Netflix about multidimensional humans.... Sense8 available from Netflix.com

Contradictions In Obama Administration’s Iraq Training Program

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Obama administration just announced that it was sending an additional 450 American soldiers to Iraq to train the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). That came after widespread criticism of America’s policy in the aftermath of the fall of Ramadi last month. Just beforehand the President mentioned that the U.S. had more training capacity in Iraq then Iraqi soldiers to be trained. The White House has also talked about the effectiveness of those Iraqis that have gone through the process, but then notes that none of them have been committed to battle yet. That might mean the administration... more »

Joseline Peña-Melnyk-- Passionate Progressive In Maryland

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Donna Edwards, one of the sharpest and most effective progressive leaders in Washington, is leaving the House to run for the Senate seat left open by the retirement of Barbara Milulski. There's a danger that her district (MD-04-- Prince George's County and the area around Severna) will fall back into the hands of a corrupt conservative Establishment type, like Al Wynn, who represented it so badly before Donna primaried him and retired him to K Street. There are as many as a dozen candidates who have declared or are mulling over the race, including ex-Lt Governor Anthony Brown, who ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
There are days when you are just overwhelmed with work and responsibilities .... yesterday and today is one of those days. Fortunately .... everything is now taken care of and I can do what I enjoy .... reading up on the world and blogging on it. Blogging will return within the hour. *Update (10:20 EST):* Military and Intelligence News Briefs/World News Briefs will be posted at 16:00 EST.

Ron Moody RIP - "Reviewing The Situation from Celebrate Oliver!"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago

Step By Step: The Idiot’s Guide To Surviving A Machete Attack by Kay Wilson for TEDxBGU

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
https://youtu.be/GMUkNWv-0nU Kay Wilson is a British-born Israeli who survived a brutal Palestinian terror attack in 2010 while working as a tour guide. Since the attack, she's become a motivational speaker and human rights activist who campaigns for justice for terror victims. Here's the clip of her recent talk at a TEDx event (in memory of Kristine Luken Z'L) at Ben Gurion University.

Christopher Lee. A Heavy Metal Christmas

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
https://youtu.be/gVzOve8T39w Christopher Lee RIP

Steel Panther - Pussywhipped

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
https://youtu.be/qUUc4Cq5NJc Spinal Tap reborn?

G7 Kicks the Climate Can off the Planet

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper gives his closing remarks at a news conference following the G7 Summit in Garmisch, Germany.] It really cannot become funnier as the inevitable plays out. International agreements regarding climate change and the science fraud surrounding it all are all presently still born and it is asll been done so politely. None of this call to arms and man the barricades of a serious fight. It is as if all know that it is a turkey and are glad to see someone step up and handle it with a bit of legal sleight of hand. But we re... more »

Reversing Aging in Human Cells Accomplished

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: Japanese noriben, in the shape of mitochondria] All of a sudden the cause of aging is not irreversible. In fact it is completely plausible that age management will become feasible if not downright easy. That legend regarding the elixer of youth is no longer far fetched at all. It could well be possible to formulate such.At the same time youthful cells look useful as well as a restorative agent. This is a primitive method but now it is not completely futile.It could turn out to be easy. There are other things to improve upon as well but for most folks who are generally... more »

Urine Test Could Detect Cancer

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
A very unusual protocol and potentially attractive. We use a benign bacteria to respond to targeted biochemistry that is naturally related to the target disease. wonderfully it can be calibrated to identify early cancer issues when an immune system response may clean them out. Even today we must wait until the problem is mature and almost impossible to reslove. This can reverse that situation by discovering incipient disease years before it can mature. This entirely changes prospects and hugely lowers the cost of a response. . *Urine Test Could Detect Cancer One Day, As ... more »

Rice Husk Particleboard or OSB Board

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: Examples of different types of particleboard made from rice husks] The important question is weight. Otherwise this board is strong enough to use on interior walls where moisture is no issue. Those walls include its usage as cladding under waterproofed siding. You do not wish to replace particle board so much as oriented strand board either. I think this may well be good enough and the market is much larger.At worst you may need to adjust thicknesses.The critical thing is that this board will resist termites. Throw in metal framing and you are actually good to go. You ha... more »

Canada Is Now A Police State: Controversial "Terror" Bill C-51 Set To Become Law In Canada

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
I have received some comments and a few emails asking me about the status of that horrendous "Bill C51" that was passed by the lower House of Commons in Ottawa last month and only needed to pass through the rubber stamping Senate and then off to receive "Royal Assent" by that POS scumbag pedophile that sits on the British Throne that is still ridiculously Canada's head of state..... Well, the bill did indeed pass through the so called "Senate" with absolutely no problems, and is now waiting to be rubber stamped by Queen Lizard herself before becoming the law of the land in Canada...... more »

"The Sisters", Putin, and the "Rock Reader"

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
Ok folks, I just received this in an email. I have no idea where it came from, or if it's real..... This is supposedly tied to Sorcha Faal. But it doesn't follow the usual byline, nor is it similar in writing style, language, or rhetoric. As we work to figure out the pieces of the puzzle, the one thing I have learned is that sometimes information comes in unusual ways, and from unusual places. Some of what is written below adds up very clearly with my own research on what has been going on in the Middle East. Some of what is said in here also resonates with me, due to other in... more »

Bennett's Ghost

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/ Stephen Harper continues to repeat the same mantra -- cutting taxes on corporations and the wealthy creates jobs. But, Mel Hurtig writes, economist Jim Stanford knows that the reality is quite different: Economist Jim Stanford has made careful comparisons of Harper's claims against his actual performance in articles for the Globe and Mail and others. Stanford says that there are some 400,000 discouraged unemployed workers who do not appear in the official unemployment statistics and that with other forms o... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*IMPACT Teacher Bonuses Haven’t Had Much Impact on Test Scores in D.C. Public Schools* *Money can't make dumb kids smart. If your theory is wrong, you won't get the results you expect. And the result below shows the falsity of "All men (and kids) are equal". Any informed psychometrician would have predicted these results -- despite the great and worthy efforts of Ms Rhee* Despite spending millions of dollars on teacher bonuses and incentives, a new report reveals that disadvantaged students enrolled in the D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) have made little progress since the school sys... more »

Gangjeong Grand March for Life & Peace

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
Let's Walk Together Again! 2015 Gangjeong Grand March for Life and Peace! A Cultural Event to commemorate 3,000 days of struggle against Jeju Naval Base! The Grand March starts from Jeju City Hall on 27 July. The group will be divided into two groups, one marches towards east coast of Jeju Island, while the other group marches towards west coast of Jeju Island. Two groups will meet together at Gangjeong village on 1 August. On 1 August, villagers and participants will commemorate 3,000 days of struggle against the Jeju Naval Base. We will cheer each other up who tirelessly worked ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*"Skeptics" Gather in D.C.* By Alan Caruba On Thursday and Friday, June 11-12, there will be a gathering of some of the nation’s and the world’s leading climate change “skeptics” in Washington, D.C. and joining them will be members of Congress and their staffs. The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change will occur and the odds are that the mainstream media, as it has done for all the previous conferences, will do its best to ignore it. In attendance as well will be scores of scientists, economists, and policy experts for a conference being held just two blocks from a Wh... more »

Vegetable Lo Mein

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Do you ever have one of those nights where you want just want everyone to sit at the table and happily eat dinner, no complaining? This is my go to recipe for that night. When I make these noodles everyone gobbles them up. They are so easy too! I love to pair them with egg rolls to round out the meal a little bit, or you could add some chicken to the stir fry for a complete meal. You will need: - 1 carrot grated - 1 medium onion sliced thin - 1 lb cooked spaghetti noodles - 1 teaspoon sesame oil - 1/2 head cabbage - 2 teaspoon oil - 6 Tablespoons soy sauce ... more »

Transpicuous News, June 10th: Notice has been given

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
First up, I want to give out a HUGE thank you to Biggi at CCN for working all night so that the video of last nights Transpicuous News Special Report would be available to the public this morning. Last night on Transpicuous News, I put out a double special report. The first part of the show dealt with Jade Helm, and taking a close look at the various scenarios that people are attributing to what's actually going on. The Second special report dealt with looking back into the OPPT UCC filings. As I said yesterday in my announcement about the show last night: about three weeks ag... more »

UN Peacekeepers Sexually Exploiting-Abusing Many Haitian Women & Children.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
Despicable! Just Despicable Readers here know,* I have no use for the United Nations.* Whenever there is abuse, the UN is there in some capacity.* It’s a corrupt institution.* *It gives cover to war mongers, bankers and other abusers of the planet and all living creatures on the planet, including humans!* *In my opinion, the UN does this knowingly, willingly and in collusion with the military industrial complex.* Only bothering to pay ‘lip service’ to the abuses to maintain the facade of credibility. Of which it has none. The UN should be kicked to the curb!!!! Undoubtedly Canadian... more »

Miley Cyrus 2015 Nude Photoshoot: Illuminati Programming

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
[image: Round SaturnsEye] Round SaturnsEye *Jun 10, 2015* EXPOSED: New 2015 Miley Cyrus photoshoot Occult Rabbit hole Demonic Subliminals. Coupled with this, Miley has now 'revealed' that she is bi-sexual in the Paper Magazine. Satanic indoctrination: Aleister Crowley bid for a sexual/drug revolution in order to usher in the age of Horus (anti-Christ). Round SaturnsEye They are trying to merge the genders, folks. The collide of the two pillars of male/female. 'It’s not the first time that Cyrus has spoken up about her identity. In an interview with Out Magazine last month... more »

"I Am Not Afraid, I Was Born For This" Carolyn Hamlett

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
[image: Urupipeṛ2 Ṫẁo] Urupipeṛ2 Ṫẁo * In my opinion, Carolyn Hamlett is a very strong & brave witness, engaged daily in a true spiritual battle against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places . . * *I truly believe that if the enemy ever has a foothold in someone's life, whether from a generational situation, or by allowance of an individual,, and that someone finds the only true way to break free, that person has definite inside information that the enemy knows can be used against it, and ... more »

Just because something is in a report does not mean a judge can rely on it

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 17 hours ago
R v Alcorn, 2015 ABCA 182: [26] As noted above, the first ground of appeal is that the sentencing judge effectively sentenced the appellant for worse crimes than he admitted. This ground has substance even though the Crown would submit otherwise. Unfortunately, it would appear that due to the significant gaps in time between appearances on this matter, the sentencing judge turned for assistance as to what the facts of the offences were to the summaries of those offences as contained in the expert reports that he had been provided with by consent of counsel. [27] ... more »

Behind Bilderberg, Trilateral: the Globalists have a major problem

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
A gaping hole in the economic matrix by Jon Rappoport June 10, 2015 Stay with me on this one. You’ll see what the powers-that-be are really worried about. You can roll up Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Trade Organization, NAFTA, and the several current trade treaties nearing completion… you can insert all these Rockefeller Globalist forces into one great corporate agenda, and… There is a problem. A problem for Globalism. This is, behind the scenes, what the titans of control are whispering about. It starts here: understand that ... more »

Europeans should plan how to manage post-default Greece

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
The probability of a Greek default at the end of this month has increased. The IMF has left the talks for D.C. due to the absence of any progress and The European Commission said that a meeting today was the last attempt to reach a deal. Most non-Greek politicians who have spent 4+ months by "negotiations" with the new government of Greece have understood that these meetings have been a complete waste of time – in the same sense in which the "loans" to Greece in previous years have been a complete waste of money. It is especially the ideological situation in Greece that seems complet... more »

The Khumric Brythonic Legacy of Britain - AD 500 - AD 800

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
the more I look into this research, the more I'm finding (from all sorts of different sources) the fact that gold/silver/bronze/lead etc. mine-trading took place between Wales and the Mediterranean. Now, remember, this sceptred isle is supposed to have been conquered by Rome in AD 43 or so and Britain was the outer north-western edge of the Roman Empire. But, did the Romans leave in AD 383-410 to consolidate their own failing footing in Europe or had the Britons' empire been growing throughout this so-called invasion and DID THE BRITONS KICK THEM OUT. And who were these so-called ... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Lady Labyrinth"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Lady Labyrinth" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqLKYhhfA_Q

Hewitt Equipment Limited Awarded Halifax Class Frigates Generator Replacement Contract

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Halifax class FFG]Hewitt Equipment Limited has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence for the replacement of the Diesel-Electric Generator sets and the provision of In-Service support for the Navy's fleet of Halifax Class Frigates, located on both the East Coast and the West Coast of Canada. The initial contract period of ten years covers Acquisition of the DG Sets and In-Service Support, with options to extend for up to twenty-two years. Hewitt will execute this contract in conjunction with its subsidiary Atlantic Cat in the Maritimes and thr... more »

The Oera Linda Book - Free e-book

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
The Oera Linda Book From A Manuscript of the Thirteenth Century With the Permission of the Proprietor C. over de Linden, of The Helder The Original Frisian Text As Verified by Dr J. O. Ottema Accompanied by an English Version of Dr Ottema’s Dutch Translation By William R. Sandbach London Trübner & Co., Ludgate Hill 1876 [All rights reserved] Click on the link below to download this free ebook: *The Oera Linda Book*

How to add emoticons in Blogger

Peter at the original Blogger Tips and Tricks - 20 hours ago
If you search for HTML codes for emoticons so that you can use those HTML codes in your Blogger posts, you may find various websites giving you the codes. However most codes would not work with Blogger such as 1. https://code.google.com/p/emoticony/wiki/Emoticons (looks promising as it is from google.com but didn't work out 2. http://character-code.com/emoticons-html-codes.php (some supposedly works with Safari browser but my Safari for Windows browser could not interpret, perhaps Safari for Mac may work but I don't know since I don't have a Mac computer. The one I found: 3. http://w... more »

Raytheon completes lab testing on AMRAAM-ER, NASAMS integration

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: NASAMS Launcher]Raytheon Company has completed extensive lab testing on a new extended range variant of the combat-proven AMRAAM®. The tests validate that AMRAAM-ER can be integrated and employed from the NASAMS launcher. Designed specifically for ground-based air defense, AMRAAM-ER will be combined with AN/MPQ-64 F1Sentinel radar and the NASAMS launcher to provide increased air defense protection in the medium range air defense market. "AMRAAM-ER significantly expands the capability of our proven ground-based air defense system. The new surface-launched missile will be even... more »

Economic News , Data and Views ( June 11 , 2015 ) Greece State of Play - Merkel & Tsipras Talks Wednesday Fail to Achieve Accord . Gaps between sides still present on critical areas such as agreed primary surplus numbers for Greece. Will there be a further extension to the current program for GR - and who is pushing this ? Additional items of note ........Broader Europe - Bond market tumult continues across the Eurozone , Is Germany against a third Bailout Program for Greece ? Additional items of note ......... Overnight Asia - South Korea , New Zealand and china in focus - rate actions and data splash !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 20 hours ago
Tweet..... *MineForNothing* ‏@minefornothing 2m 2 minutes ago #*Greece*: The percentage of part timers who choose to work part time because they cannot find a full time job is 68.6% 1. *MineForNothing* ‏@minefornothing 5m5 minutes ago Greek long term unemployment rate was 71.6% in Q1 (i.e. looking for a job > 1 year) 2. *MineForNothing* ‏@minefornothing 7m7 minutes ago Greek youth unemployment rate was 51.9% in Q1 Men 47.5% Women 57.0% *Yannis Koutsomitis* ‏@YanniKouts 9m 9 minutes ago Very bad news. #*Greece* unemployment Q1 2015: 26,6% (vs... more »

Ukraine to place S-300 antiaircraft missiles on border with Transdniestria

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: S-300PMU-2]Ukrainian authorities will deploy S-300 antiaircraft missile complexes on the border with Transdniestria - a mostly Slavic-populated breakaway region of Moldova that has existed as an unrecognized Dniester Republic since the early 1990, TASS reports. A report published by Odessa-based Taimer newspaper quoted the Ukrainian Defence Ministry officials as saying the missile complexes will be deployed in the Bolgrad district of the Odessa region. "Officials at the war ministry said the S-300 missiles will ensure defence of the country in the south of the Odessa region ... more »

Lebanon army conducts live-fire demonstration of US missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: TOW-II live firing]The Lebanese army on Wednesday conducted a live-fire demonstration of advanced missiles supplied by the United States to help combat Islamic extremists along the country's volatile border with Syria. U.S. Ambassador David Hale said the demonstration at a Lebanese army base in the eastern Baalbek region comes after the delivery in late May of over 200 TOW-II missiles and dozens of launchers valued at over $10 million. The equipment is jointly financed by Saudi Arabia and the U.S., he said. Read more

Hungary: Pilot stable after crash landing Gripen fighter jet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Crash Landed Gripen]Hungary’s defense ministry says a pilot who ejected from his Gripen fighter jet during a crash landing is in stable condition. Lt. Gen. Zoltan Orosz said experienced pilot Maj. Sandor Kadar was on a training run Wednesday in a Gripen JAS-39C jet when he indicated that the aircraft’s forward landing gear had malfunctioned. Kadar then attempted a belly landing at the military air base in the central city of Kecskemet and ejected when he lost control of the aircraft on the ground. Read more

19 Warbirds Of The Indian Air Force That Keep The Skies Safe

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Il-76 Phalcon]The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. Its primary responsibility is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct Aerial warfare during a conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire and the prefix Royal was added in 1945 in recognition of its services during World War II. The President of India Pranab Mukherjee serves as the ex-officio Commander-in-Chief of the IAF. It has a mix of potent planes which includes heavy multirole fighters that keep the enemy fighters at bay, deep p... more »

China to build patrol vessels for Pakistan Maritime agency

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
China will construct six patrol vessels for Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency under an agreement signed here on Wednesday. Four vessels will be built in China and the remaining two in Karachi under a technology transfer agreement signed at the Defence Production Ministry in Rawalpindi. The documents were signed by M/s China Ship Trading Company and the Pakistani government. Read more

Nato fleet performs manoeuvres in Baltic Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
An RAF Chinook captures aerial views of the largest ever Nato exercise of its kind, involving 49 warships from 17 nations. The Royal Navy has lined up 49 warships with pinpoint precision during a major Nato exercise in the Baltic Sea. The ships from 17 nations were less than 200 yards apart at times as they moved through a series of complex formations that tested their communications and navigational expertise. Read more

Russian ships track HMCS Fredericton carrying Stephen Harper

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HMCS Fredericton (F337)]Two Russian frigates shadowed HMCS Fredericton and tracked its course while Prime Minister Stephen Harper was on board today. The vessels were spotted mid-morning, after Harper and his wife, Laureen, spent the night on board the Canadian frigate in the Baltic Sea. It was Defence Minister Jason Kenney who stood on the stern of the ship with the media and pointed to the two Russian vessels in the distance, barely visible to the naked eye. Kenney has joined the prime minister during his European trip. Read more

India launches its first homegrown aircraft carrier amid surging Asian arms race

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
As Australia bickers over whether or not it should build its own new submarines and frigates, one of our near neighbours has quietly launched an aircraft carrier. Yesterday the INS Vikrant — India’s first homemade aircraft carrier — was undocked for the first time in a low-profile ceremony. The ambitious 40,000 tonne warship is undergoing final fitout and is expected to begin sea trials early next year. Once active, the Vikrant will add India to an elite group of nations capable of building such vessels — The US, Russia, UK and France. Read more

With Dornier Aircraft Still Missing, Submarine Joins Search Operations in Tamil Nadu

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Do-228 MPA India]With still no signs of a Dornier aircraft of the Coast Guard, which went missing with three crew members on Monday night, a submarine is now heading towards the Tamil Nadu coast to join search operations. The submarine and two other highly-specialised ships with Sound Navigation And Ranging (SONAR) technology will scan for debris under the water. "These submarines have under water search capabilities which would make it much easier to locate if there's any debris below the sea," SP Sharma, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) told NDTV. Read more

The Six Genders in Classical Judaism

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 21 hours ago
More Than Just Male and Female: The Six Genders in Classical Judaism — SOJOURN This description from Trans Torah/Rabbi Elliot Kukla: Zachar/זָכָר: This term is derived from the word for a pointy sword and refers to a phallus. It is usually translated as “male” in English. Nekeivah/נְקֵבָה: This term is derived from the word for a crevice and probably refers to a vaginal opening. It is usually translated as “female” in English. Androgynos/אַנְדְּרוֹגִינוֹס: A person who has both “male” and “female” sexual characteristics. 149 references in Mishna and Talmud (1st-8th Centuries CE); ... more »

BBC to be forced to deliver neutral EU referendum coverage as MPs watch for bias per Daily Mail Online

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
The Daily Mail reports that: 'The BBC may be forced to deliver impartial coverage of the European Union referendum campaign. Backbench MPs have called for an independent 'impartiality adjudicator' that would sniff out bias by the broadcaster. The watchdog would report all allegations of bias within 24 hours and have the power to police all output during the in-out vote campaign.' I admire The Daily Mail for its optimism but doubt that the BBC can be tamed in this way. The BBC is institutionally pro EU in the same way as it's institutionally pro the Labour Party, pro the US Democra... more »

Simple steps 'could save NHS £5bn' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
The BBC are pained to report www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33071066 that: 'The NHS in England could save £5bn a year with improved staff organisation and a better approach to purchasing everyday items, a review will say. Lord Carter came to the conclusion after spending a year working with 22 hospitals on behalf of the government. He found a wide variation in spending on items, from aprons to latex gloves. He also identified huge inefficiencies in the way staff were managed, with one hospital losing £10,000 a month through workers claiming too much leave.' It's that last paragraph tha... more »

Are Germans Against Upholding NATO’s Article V Commitments?

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 22 hours ago
A recent Pew poll says that they are. According to Pew, “at least half of Germans, French and Italians say their country should not use military force to defend a NATO ally if attacked by Russia.” Indeed, the news is grim. The public release informs us that, “Americans and Canadians are the only publics where […]

Bill C-51 Senate Perp Walk of Shame

Alison at Creekside - 23 hours ago
The Red Chamber of Sober Second Expense Accounts passed the anti-terrorism Bill C-51 by 44 votes to 28 yesterday. Below find those 44 Con Senators who voted YEA - along with their contact info/bios/pix - because I don't think these fine folks are well enough known to Canadians. You'll note some of them will still be in the Senate 30 years from now. All but three were appointed by Harper - two were appointed by Mulroney and one by Paul Martin. A full seven out of the 30 Harper's Perps with Perks are senators. Name&contact info - Party affiliation - Appointed by - Province - Term... more »

Sabotaging Peace Talks?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Links..... *Israel Denies Cyber-Espionage Against Iran Talks* *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* *'Big War'?: Pitting Shia Muslims Against Sunni* *US Troops to Set Up New Base Outside of Ramadi**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 A... more »

Interview between Sacha Stone and Heather Tucci Jarraf

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Conway, South Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“Loving Your Servitude”

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

TPP Is Designed by ICS (International Corporate Socialists)

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day 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 TPP 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 Wa

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