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Thursday, June 18, 2015

18 June - Blogs I'm Following

Detail of The School of Athens by Raffaello Sa...Detail of The School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio, 1509, showing Plato (left) and Aristotle (right) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato and A...Ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle would become highly revered in the medieval Islamic world. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


NASA Study: More Than One-Third of Earth’s Largest Aquifers Are Being Rapidly Depleted



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The Poet: David Whyte, “The Winter of Listening"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 minutes ago
*“The Winter of Listening"* “No one but me by the fire, my hands burning red in the palms while the night wind carries everything away outside. All this petty worry, while the great cloak of the sky grows dark and intense round every living thing. What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence. What we strive for in perfection is not what turns us into the lit angel we desire, what disturbs and then nourishes has everything we need. What we hate in ourselves is what we cannot know in ourselves, but what is true to the pattern does not... more »

A Little Girl’s Small Solution to a Big Problem

WTStaff at Waking Times - 22 minutes ago
*Video - *This nine-year old is building mobile sleeping shelters just big enough for one adult and planting food to feed the homeless. The post A Little Girl’s Small Solution to a Big Problem appeared first on Waking Times.

The Metaphysical Implications of Nominalist Economics

Waking Times at Waking Times - 57 minutes ago
*Jay Dyer - *Metaphysical implications on the evolving views about essence, matter and form, considering the perspective of Plato and Aristotle. The post The Metaphysical Implications of Nominalist Economics appeared first on Waking Times.

Love and the Blues

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
The insane killings of black church members by a young white man in Charleston, South Carolina yesterday was an act of racist terrorism. The story was buried in the back of my local newspaper here in Maine today. When black people get killed by white terrorists it is a low-key story. When black youth riot as a result of their social conditions and police violence then it makes the front page. I am astounded that after more than 500 hundred years of harsh and unending racist attackson black citizens across this nation that the vast majority of black people continue to show a bro... more »

Akimel O'odham Anti-Freeway Protestors Crash Loop 202 Networking Event!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Anti-Freeway Protestors Crash Loop 202 Networking Event! by Akimel O'odham Youth Collective By Akimel O'odham Youth Collective Censored News On June 17, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) hosted a Loop 202 networking event at Rio Salado College. Representatives from the three private consortia bidding to receive the contract to build the 202 extension attended the event. The

BWorld 6, Biotechnology, Innovation and the Philippines

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
* This is my article yesterday in BWorld Weekender. *BIOTECHNOLOGY involves food production and healthcare. It involves life: from new rice or vegetable varieties that are resistant to certain pests -- and are flood tolerant and still high-yielding -- to new medicines that raise or improve the survival chance of a cancer patient by 10 or 30 percent compared with old and existing medicines and treatment.* Innovation -- endless improvement -- in the quality of biotech products and processes is the key towards a better life, a healthier and more productive life for the world’s peoples. ... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson legally competent ~WWL*

MENA Report - June 18-19 , 2015 ( Usual Collection Of News And Views - Iraq / Syria Regional Conflict , Yemen Regional Proxy War , Iran Nuclear Talks , ISIS Global War , Libya Quagmire )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Links..... *Pentagon Chiefs Paint Bleak Picture of ISIS War* *CIA Didn't Know Strike Would Hit al-Qaeda Leader* *Chaos in Libya Paves Way for ISIS Expansion* *Watchdog: All Syrian Chemical Arms, Byproducts Destroyed* *33 Killed as Syrian Govt, Rebels Trade Shelling in Damascus* *Saudis Attack Civilian Convoy in Yemen, 31 Killed* *ISIS Car Bomb Attacks Kill Dozens in Yemeni Capital* *As Civilian Casualties Mount in Yemen, Peace Talks Struggle to Begin* Downed Fighter Jet Reported as 195 Are Killed Across Iraq Carter: Iraqi Training Goal to Fall Short by 17,000 Recruits ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 17, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Sophie Desjardin, Euronews:* *Regional powers fight bloody chess game in Yemen* *Yemen is a regional proxy battleground between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shia Muslim Iran.* *The destruction caused by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in the capital Sanaa is the tip of the iceberg of far-reaching regional stakes.* *Iran supports the Houthi, the northern Yemen Shia minority rebels, whose goal is to seize power. In September, the Houthis overran the capital, thrusting south and eastwards. Now they control much of the country.* *In February, President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, in pow...more »

Conservatives In The House Vote Down A Resolution To Get U.S. Soldiers Out Of Iraq And Syria

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
South Jersey voters have a choice: Norcross backs pointless wars; Law doesn't Wednesday afternoon, the House voted on a resolution introduced by Jim McGovern (D-MA), H Con Res 55, that directs the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces deployed to Iraq or Syria on or after August 7, 2014, other than Armed Forces required to protect United States diplomatic facilities and personnel. It was defeated 139-288, 222 Republicans sticking up for their new BFF, Barack Obama. (Led by Hoyer and Israel, 66 Democrats-- mostly Blue D... more »

Much Ado About Nothing (Very Intellectually or Politically Important)?

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
The following is a guest post by Jeffrey C. Isaac, the James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. What constitutes important political science research? This question has been much discussed lately in connection with “When Contact Changes Minds: An Experiment on Transmission of Support for Gay Equality,” an article by […]

Friday Morning Ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
[image: unnamed-6] The Taxpayers’ Union has awarded MBIE one of their Government Waste Certificate of Achievement awards for their $140k TV screen. *Porky Presents Waste Award To MBIE Officials* – TAXPAYER’S UNION Long overdue. *James Hardie faces class action* – NZ HERALD “*Fairfax’s* Ross Gittins has nicely summed-up how the older generations are screwing over the young, and why our politicians are only too willing to oblige them…” *How the old screw over the young* – Leith Van Onselen,MACRO BUSINESS “During the recent debate over whether to grant the Obama Administration “tr... more »

World News Briefs -- June 18, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *One in every 122 people is displaced by war, violence and persecution, says UN* *UNHCR annual global trends survey finds a record 59.5m people were refugees, internally displaced or seeking asylum by the end of 2014* *War, violence and persecution left one in every 122 humans on the planet a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum at the end of last year, according to a stark UN report that warns the world is failing the victims of an “age of unprecedented mass displacement”.* *MIDDLE EAST* Islamic State targeted in 22 air strikes *by U.S., allies: milit... more »

Greece Now Facing A Banking Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Greece faces banking crisis after eurozone meeting breaks down* *Emergency summit of leaders called for Monday as fears rise for Greek financial system if a deal cannot be reached* *Greece is facing a full-blown banking crisis after a meeting of eurozone finance ministers broke down in acrimony and recrimination on Thursday evening, bringing the prospect of Greek exit from the eurozone a step nearer.* *Some €2bn of deposits have been withdrawn from Greek banks so far this week – including a record €1bn yesterday – triggering fears that a breakdown in talks wou... more »

Wind farm subsidies will end a year early. Another promise abandoned thanks to pressure from the oil lobby?

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 4 hours ago
KJ and Chris can see the spirit of Magna Carta in Cameron's "greenest government ever"... SOURCE BBC NEWS: Earlier end to subsidies for new UK onshore wind farms New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016, a year earlier than expected. There will be a grace period for projects which already have planning permission, the Department of Energy and

Why The White House Does Not Have A Plan To Defeat The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* This commentator's analysis is spot on.

The U.S. And China Are Trying To Avoid War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza *Tara McKelvey, BBC*: *Trying to avoid war, US and China build uneasy alliance* *As US and China officials meet in Washington for high-level talks, the relationship between the countries is increasingly tense and awkward, even as they try to build an alliance.* *America and China of are playing a high-stakes game in the South China Sea. Things are tense in Washington, too. * *After building islands, lighthouses and a runway in disputed areas of the South China Sea, Beijing officials say they're ready to stop construction. L... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- June 18, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Melee erupts at Yemen peace talks, underscoring rifts* *A fistfight erupted on the sidelines of peace talks in Geneva on Thursday between supporters of different warring factions in Yemen, underlining the divisions that have thwarted United Nations efforts broker a truce in the near three-month conflict.* *Yemeni opponents of the Houthi forces that drove the government into exile interrupted a news conference by Houthi officials, throwing shoes and insulting them as "criminals" and "dogs" who were "killing the children of south Yemen".* *A Saudi-led coalition has been... more »

YouNeek and Loving it

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
This Quest is about knowing (and loving) that which you are. Humans create huge characters and spectacular saves because of contrast and addiction. Internally, balance is required. There can be no void in creation. The vast chasm of utter heartbreak we’ve lived exists in balance with the amazing victory, miraculous come-back and incredible “luck” that also exists. What this means is that as things, and as we, even out – things may feel a bit boring. There is a “hit”, an adrenaline rush that comes with the extremes of contrasting emotions. It is addicting at both ends. We may n... more »

thoughts on luxury, plus know your rights, rental edition, part three

laura k at wmtc - 6 hours ago
We have to move. We are heartsick over it. Our landlord is selling the house we live in. We're not letting ourselves get kicked out (see below), but chances are very good we'll have to move, so we're taking steps to find a place sooner rather than later. With the shock of our landlord's announcement faded - at least a bit! - we've been able to evaluate our options. And sadly, very sadly, we realize that we should stop renting houses and go back to apartment life. *Comfort is easy. Less comfort is not.* It's incredibly easy to grow accustomed to certain comforts and conveniences.... more »

Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/judge-orders-clinton-foundation-racketeering-case-to-trial/article/2565272 *Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial* BY: Sarah Westwood May 29, 2015 | 7:39 pm Save the date. Hillary Clinton's racketeering trial has been set for January 20, 2016. (Getty Image) Watchdog Hillary Clinton Bill Clinton 2016 Elections Campaigns Law RICO Clinton Foundation A Florida judge has set a trial date in the racketeering case against the Clinton Foundation and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the S... more »

Boko Haram Launches Attacks Into Neighboring Niger. Chad Bombs Boko Haram Targets In Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Image*: BBC *Reuters*: *Chad says it bombs Boko Haram bases in Nigeria; Nigeria denies it* ** Air strikes cause heavy damage, say Chad authorities* ** Nigeria denies attacks took place in its territory* ** 38 civilians killed in Boko Haram raid in Niger (Updates Niger death toll, adds Niger govt statement)* *N'DJAMENA, June 18 (Reuters) - Chad's military said it had carried out air strikes against Boko Haram bases in Nigeria in retaliation for twin suicide bombings in Chad this week that killed at least 34 people, but the announcement was strongly rejected by Nigeria.* *The air... more »

What Is The Islamic State's Military Strategy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Bill Law, BBC:* *The military strategy behind IS conquests* *A year on from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's declaration of a caliphate, Islamic State (IS) remains a powerful battlefield force, despite thousands of air strikes launched against it by the United States and its allies.* *The stated aim of the aerial campaign was, in the words of US President Barack Obama, to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State. However, if anything IS has shown surprising resilience and emerged more battle-hardened.* *An analysis of their military strategy helps to explain why. At its core is ... more »

Are Russia And The U.S. At Risk Of A Greater Conflict?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CNN:* *U.S.-Russia military tit for tat raises fears of greater conflict* *Washington (CNN)The war of words between America and Russia is escalating. So, too, is the movement of implements of war -- from U.S. fighter jets to Russian nuclear weapons.* *So is an actual war imminent?* *No one in Russia, NATO or the United States has gone that far yet. Still, the rhetoric and actions from both sides have definitely ratcheted up in recent days, raising concerns of a new arms race -- if not worse -- amid tensions both sides blame on each other.* *The major players all claim their m... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"From the decrepit heart of a half-destroyed city in a besieged and blockaded enclave..."

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Today's *From Our Own Correspondent *featured another report from Gaza. This one came courtesy of the BBC's Roger Hearing. Katie Adie's introduction ran as follows: It's nearly a year now since Israeli forces launched air and ground attacks on Gaza, in response, they said, to a series a rocket attacks launched from inside the Palestinian territory. More than 2,000 people were killed in the conflict and many homes and business properties in Gaza were damaged or destroyed. Rebuilding started some after a ceasefire was announced last August but progress has been slow. A blockade on ... more »

Mass Shooting, Mass Hysteria, Mass Propaganda

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 7 hours ago
*June 19, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Nine lives were ended in a tragic mass shooting at a historic church in Charleston South Carolina, perpetrated by a deranged, apparently brainwashed 21 year old man whose motivations appear to be centered around extreme racism. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, a familiar, shameful charade of exploitation unfolded yet again, seeking to reassert the "gun control" agenda amid both national public opinion and across America's legislative bodies. Yet the engineered, concerted, deceitful propaganda campaign launched by the corporate... more »

Supplemental: Perot siphons votes from the secret plan!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015As Maddow recalls the Dean scream:* Sometimes, we find ourselves asking a basic question. If it weren’t for *bogus* stories about our elections, would we have any stories at all? Is any part of American life more driven by stories which someone dreamed up and everyone else quickly memorized? When it comes to our White House elections, it’s narrative all the way down! This thought came to mind when we read Kathleen Parker’s column in yesterday’s Washington Post. We were struck by her love for the Bushes and her snark at the expense of the Clintons—and by a f...more »

"Before..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

The Fractals at the Heart of African Designs

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Video - *An aerial photo of an African village reveals fractals in the layout of the village. Is this mere coincidence or something else? The post The Fractals at the Heart of African Designs appeared first on Waking Times.

June 18: Pope does not make cut in Irving press...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
Yessiree - The Irving press accepts only the most important news. And the Pope's encyclical on climate change just doesn't cut it. In fact, there are many stories on that theme that have appeared in papers like The Guardian,The New York Times, and smaller papers all over the world. But not the Irving press which has to kiss up to the oil industry. There will be those, of course, who say that church and state should be separate. So they should be. But - a)they aren't and never have been. When Harper speaks of Canadian values (a very vague topic, indeed), he often means religious val... more »

Update re previous post (18/6)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
JonDon clearly has absolutely nothing to fear here as (h/t *BBC Watch*) the head of the BBC's Middle East bureau, Richard Colebourn, is just as comfortable with sharing his derisive view of that Israeli Foreign Ministry video with the entire world (of Twitter): .@IsraelMFA appears to be focusing its media efforts on producing infantile videos about foreign coverage of Gaza https://t.co/1Buis5pWlC — Richard Colebourn (@rcolebourn) June 15, 2015

Pope Francis is a progressive person

LeDaro at LeDaro - 9 hours ago
He extended a hand of friendship towards all religions including Islam. He urged Israel to live in peace with Palestinians and accept two-state solution. Now he is speaking up on Global Warming.

Late on parade

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
It's some four hours now since the *Daily Mirror *posted an article headlined: Watford bomb scare: 'Suspicious item' detonated in town centre as 'white man in burka arrested' Within an hour the *Independent *and *Guardian *followed, though with less revealing headlines; Watford bomb scare: Man arrested as experts explode 'suspicious package' Man arrested in Watford after bomb squad destroys suspicious package Also around three hours ago, the *London Evening Standard *went with: Watford bomb scare: 'Burka-clad' man carrying Peppa Pig rucksack held after army blows up 'device' ... more »

Remembering Louise Dean

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
20 years ago today, Louise Dean was taken from us in a hit and run. She was 24. Louise will be known to 90s dance anoraks as the vocalist for Shiva, one of the many acts that flooded into clubland as dance music exploded after the illegal party scene took a battering. The band's biggest hit, *Freedom* (below) was a passable enough intervention in the charts, full of gospel nods and tongue-in-cheek silliness, which was something of an antidote to the super serious club tunes coming off Perfecto and the like. Louise left us just as things were taking off for her. As well as a heartb... more »

NASA Openly Admits Alien Life Exists: Get Ready for Disclosure

Waking Times at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
* Christina Sarich - *NASA Chief Scientist states: "We’re on the verge of things that people have wondered about for millennia. Within all of our lifetimes we’re going to understand that there is life on other bodies in the solar system." The post NASA Openly Admits Alien Life Exists: Get Ready for Disclosure appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- June 18, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Race-Hate Massacre Suspect CAPTURED: Gunman Who 'Shot Nine People Dead' At historic South Carolina Black Church After Telling Them 'You're Taking Over Our Country' Is Taken Into Custody By Cops* ** Dylann Roof opened fire at the historic Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina around 9pm on Wednesday, killing nine people - three male victims and six females* He fled from the scene but was caught in Shelby, North Carolina on Thursday morning after a member of the public called cops with a report of suspicious activity* It has emerged that Roof had... more »

Small Mercies: Fetus Freaks NOT Running in 2015

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 10 hours ago
Boo-hoo-hoo. Today, on what is the last sitting day of the 42nd Canadian Parliament, about 50 MPs who have declared they are not running in the next election are making farewell speeches. Some, no doubt, are good people who represented their constituents honourably and responsibly. Maybe even stuck up for Canadian values and fought, however vainly, against the wholesale havoc Herr Harper has been wreaking nationally and internationally. About 30 -- and counting -- of them are, however, Conservatives. The list from Wiki (at the moment): Diane Ablonczy, Calgary—Nose Hill, Alberta Mik...more »

"Rupert Is Going to Need Me to Elect the Next President"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Fox News President Roger Ailes* *by Gaius Publius* In a rather public and messy way, Roger Ailes has been demoted at Fox News. It started with Rupert Murdoch's plan to pass control of his recently formed media division, 21st Century Fox, to his sons Lachlan and James. From the Fox announcement (my emphasis mine except where noted): *Rupert Murdoch to propose 21st Century succession plan that hands control to sons James and Lachlan * Murdoch, the 84-year-old executive chairman and chief executive officer -- and controlling shareholder of the company -- will discuss the succession ... more »

What Is Inflammation In Your Body and How Can You Eliminate It Naturally?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
* Raluca Schachter - *Learn where inflammation comes from and how you can get rid of it naturally. The post What Is Inflammation In Your Body and How Can You Eliminate It Naturally? appeared first on Waking Times.

Summer in Siam

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Its the pogues and I do not really understand the agnst but I have sat alone on Patong wondering how great I was which was a complete illusion that I never followed but nevertheless I never brought home that sand

cat is black or white

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
well it does not really matter if you care about the bounty of cats and I swear right now and I will sever today that was the worst use of rhetoric that ever happened and as a consequence we lost China to the USA

The Devious Matrix Called Psychiatry

WTStaff at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport - *Psychiatry purports to describe actual states of mind, and it coalesces and freezes those descriptions in such a way that people believe these states of mind exist. They don’t. The post The Devious Matrix Called Psychiatry appeared first on Waking Times .

Wider War In The Middle East: The Grim Reaper Smiles

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I have been stating it clearly for everyone for quite some time that the entire "war on terror" is nothing but a massive fraud and a scam... Heck, the entire premise of the criminal CIA and Mossad in creating their fraud known as "ISIS" was to not only try to scare the crap out of people and have them psychologically conditioned to accept more wars and loss of personal freedoms, but was also done to stir up as much trouble in the Middle East to justify more wars of invasion by the United States and NATO with their primary target to be the innocent nation of Syria itself..... It is s... more »

The Economy: "The Fed is Now Officially in VERY Serious Trouble"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Fed is Now Officially in VERY Serious Trouble"* by Phoenix Capital Research "The market action of the last 24 hours can be summated as thus: The Fed didn’t raise rates, so the US Dollar fell and all risk rallied hard. The fact the Fed didn’t raise rates is not important. Interest rates have not been at zero for six years. And the last real period of tightening ended in 2006, nearly a full decade ago. In the simplest of terms, for the Fed not to be raising rates is not interesting. What IS interesting is WHY the Fed is not raising rates. Of course there are many reasons why: t... more »

Looking at a stupiid world

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
There is no depth or argument that can be as bad as what humans have to accept to survive. I am talking about America which has a constitution which has never beeen applied IMHO. So where are we as a civilizaton when the great house on the hill with a candle or multiple LED is not responding to the lighth' that is somewhat tribel but evertime comes back with a ping, saying I have reached humanity nOW DAYS my friends nothing is free and the ping is going to say sign up and then you will be free

Fox News at its Finest

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
Ah, those wonderfully, wacky, strenuously post-racial madcap boys and girls at Fox! *Sure*, it was an attack on faith, guys. It was strictly coincidental the shooter was white and killed nine black parishioners after announcing, "You're raping our women and taking over our country and you have to go." Asslowns... more »

Elon Musk has received billions in subsidies

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 11 hours ago
While receiving subsidies is nothing new for the Forbes 400 or even multi-hundred millionaire pikers like Mitt Romney, a recent story in the *Los Angeles Times* (via Good Jobs First) shows that Elon Musk (#34 in the Forbes 400) is a champion at getting subsidies for his companies. According to the *Times* article, Musk's three companies, Tesla, Solar City, and SpaceX, have received a total of $4.9 billion (nominal value) in subsidies over the years. The article says that Tesla and Solar City stand out in the importance of the subsidies relative to the size of the company. While Spac... more »

Living my life like a cable channel in the age of Netlix

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
So you do not need me front and and center I never thought the bulk of America could wait like a supertanker wanting content fresh as the cherry blossom in Osaka on a good spring So now I live on scraps of hope for content to make sure when some one turns on the Internet there is something there that brings them spring and if that should fail I hope that reality tv will give them hope as they struggle through this life without premium channels

What matters is what you do

risa bear at A Way to Live - 11 hours ago
I have a favorite mug, big enough for soup or rice, and drink tea and coffee from it. It's big enough for retirement. A friend made three, in Pennsylvania, and our cousin sent them to us. I picked the black one, Beloved picked the gray one, and Last Son got the blue one. He didn't get to pick one; seniors must have some privileges. This mug is a bit front heavy for me, even though the clay was worked very thin; but it's nice in both hands and a terrific hand-warmer for winter mornings. It's not bad in June, either, and I stumble out in my robe, hair disheveled, eyelids swollen and... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 18, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Boeing’s artistic depiction of the Navy’s FA/XX (Boeing image) *Military.com:* *U.S. Navy, Air Force to Develop Sixth-Generation Unmanned Fighter* *Navy and Air Force developers are immersed in early conceptual work on a new, sixth-generation fighter aircraft designed with breakthrough technologies and an ability to perform for both manned and unmanned missions.Few details are available about the new aircraft, called F/A-XX by the Navy, because the early work is at this point purely conceptual, said Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, Director of Air Warfare.* *Military And Intelligence... more »

The Economy: "Our New Friend, al-Qaeda; The Fate Of Marshal Ney"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Our New Friend, al-Qaeda; The Fate Of Marshal Ney"* by Bill Bonner "Nothing much to report in the financial news… Gold rose 2% yesterday – or about $20 an ounce – after the Fed assured troubled stock market investors that it would raise interest rates gradually. Meanwhile, the wars go on! We’re not against them. We might as well be against stomach gas – it will happen whether we like it or not. Real wars, as we’ve been exploring recently, are glorious and moronic. But zombie wars are just sordid are pathetic. *Zombie Wars: *A new item in the Wall Street Journal tells us that our ... more »

U.S. Returns To Conducting 'Signature Drone Strikes'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*US News and World Report:** Obama, CIA Cornered Into Troubling 'Signature Strikes'* *Al-Qaida No. 2 Nasir al-Wahishi’s death reportedly an accident, hints at effects of U.S. retrenchment.Reports that the U.S. did not intentionally target Nasir al-Wahishi in a recent drone strike in Yemen highlights a troubling trend in America's counterterrorism operations, and signals Obama administration policies of limiting U.S. warfighting abroad may now force it into using a controversial and dangerous tactic known as "signature strikes."Citing unnamed officials, The Washington Post repo... more »

Re-Branding The Russian Army

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*ABC News*: *Russian Army Re-Brands Under Putin* *MOSCOW — Russia’s president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened a massive military expo in a brand new army exhibition center just outside Moscow, unveiling another major project meant to showcase Russia’s armed forces as modern and professional.* *In the past five years, Russia has spent hundreds of billions of dollars modernizing its military; this year alone it will spend $57 billion on defense. Much of this has gone towards rearming the Russia’s troops, supplying them with new tanks and armored vehicles. * *WNU Editor:* A good s... more »

TPP Alert

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Hughes, Krisa (Thu Jun 18, 2015) House backs 'fast-track' trade bill on second attempt. Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/18/us-usa-trade-rule-idUSKBN0OY21920150618 The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved "fast-track" trade negotiating authority, which President Barack Obama needs to complete a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade pact, although the bill must go back to the Senate for another vote. The 218-208 House vote to approve the measure on a second attempt in less than one week gives a boost to hopes for swift completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership... more »

Russia proposes New Investigation into Apollo Hoax (ahem) I mean Lunar Missions

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
Russia is suspicious over missing scientific evidence Funny (seriously, I always get a good chuckle out of this topic)...I was going to do another post on my Lunar Landing hoax theory, with a link to Northern Truth Seeker's recent expose and fascinating link....when I saw this: The increasingly tense relationship between the United States and Russia might be about to face a new challenge: a Russian investigation into American moon landings. In an op-ed published by Russian newspaper* Izvestia*, Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the government's official Investigative Committee, argue... more »

United Nations: Unprecedented Global Refugee Crisis Reached 60 Million In 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC*: *Number displaced worldwide hits record high - UN report* *The number of people displaced by war, conflict or persecution reached a record high of nearly 60 million around the world in 2014, a UN report says.* *The document by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, says the number of people forced to flee their homes rose by 8.3 million from the previous year.* *The continuing conflict in Syria is seen as a major factor behind the record numbers.* *UNHCR head Antonio Guterres told the BBC the "world is a mess".* *WNU Editor:* This crisis has already hit me home .... my parent's ... more »

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Research PROVES 'Trickle Down Reaganomics' Do NOT Work !!!

leftdog at Buckdog - 12 hours ago
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has now released detailed research that proves a pillar of right wing economic theory DOES NOT WORK !!! Huffington Post *"The International Monetary Fund just blew a big hole through trickle-down economics. You’ve probably heard of trickle-down economics: It gained popularity in the 1970s and was a major part of the pro-business “Reaganomics” agenda of the 1980s. * *The theory is simple enough: If you concentrate capital (money) at the top of the economic ladder (among the wealthy and corporations), that money will be more productive than ... more »

Why U.S. War Strategy Will Fail In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Owen West, NYT*: *Why Obama’s Plan to Send Advisers to Iraq Will Fail* *LAST week President Obama approved an additional 450 troops to join the roughly 3,000 already in Iraq. Living inside secure bases nicknamed “lily pads,” they will train Iraqi soldiers for a few weeks via lecture and drill instruction. The graduates will then be sent outside the wire to fight the Islamic State.* *This strategy is no more resolute than a lily pad, and our generals know it. It is tokenism that reflects confusion at the top, and it will fail.* *Mr. Obama has declared that advisers are not combat ... more »

Links/Open Thread

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
Nine killed in massacre in historic South Carolina black church. Lawmakers renew call for national gun control measures. Not. As the white gunman is sought captured, lawmakers renew calls to divert the FBI from creating arresting ISIS aspirants into investigating right wing extremism. Not. As a nation mourns, lawmakers stand united in diverting billions from PermaWar into a free national mental health program for all citizens. Not. The FCC calls for a renewal of the Fairness Doctrine and vows to pull the licenses of Fox, Rush Limbaugh and all the rest of the media/hate complex for th... more »

Iraqi Military Operations At Ramadi Have Been Halted

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Rudaw:* *Ramadi military operations halted * *ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Iraqi army’s military campaign to liberate Ramadi from the Islamic State has been halted, an official from the Anbar provincial council told Rudaw on Tuesday.* *“Over the past three days there have been no advances or attacks against ISIS bases and position on the outskirts of Ramadi,” said Farhan Mohammed, a member of the Anbar provincial council.* *Criticizing the mechanics of military operations against ISIS in Ramadi, Mohammed said, “Hashd al-Shaabi militants are not committed to the orders being i...more »

Is a hate crime different from a love crime?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*just asking.* So far what I've heard falls into the WTHell? category. Dylann Roof was arrested in March on drug charges. In April his father gave him a .45-caliber pistol as a birthday present. Prayers for the victims and their families in Charleston.

Pack your bags correctly cause we are going on a big trip

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
I unload my backpack daily though I prefer to refer to this essential tool in its native language called rucksack why do we have to change nomenclature form someone else to our own hopeless linguistics i tell you its a very true example of the power of the word and the fears of those in canto; who are not bilingual and out of control in every sense because of their intellectually incompetence but still the same they are the governess on our acceleration to a better society Fuck me and Fuck you that's the history book I see today written by our piss poor leaders who do not give a crap rea... more »

Paris Air Show 2015: Antonov debuts An-178 airlifter at Le Bourget

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 13 hours ago
A highlight for the static display at this year's Paris Air Show is the new Antonov An-178 transport aircraft. The twin-jet tactical airlifter is making its debut appearance outside of Ukraine during the event, which is set to run at Le Bourget from 15 to 21 June. This appearance comes just over a month after it began flight trails out of Kiev-Antonov Airport (Gostomel). Set to replace the An-12 'Cub', the An-26 'Curl', and the An-32 'Cline' airlifters in the Ukrainian Air Force, the 18-tonne-payload An-178 should also be a viable contender on the international fixed-wing medium-li... more »

MISTAKENLY TAKEN FOR SMART: Maddow goes manic!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015Part 3—Fast-selling the news:* On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump said he was running for president. In his announcement speech, he made the types of noxious statements which have become his ugly trademark in the Obama years. By Tuesday night, he was being savaged on Hardball—and by George Will and Charles Krauthammer, on the Fox News Channel. Trump is one of the dumbest, most noxious figures in modern American discourse. Everybody seems to know that—except Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow. Sure enough! As Maddow began her program Tuesday night, she was discus... more »

Ghost Towns Of Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
In the fall of 2014 Iraqi government forces slowly began to take back ground it had lost to the Islamic State (IS) during the summer. They captured a number of small towns and insurgent strongholds topped off by the seizure of Tikrit in April 2015. In many of these areas the inhabitants fled during the fighting and have not been able to return. This was due to a number of issues ranging from the lack of trusted local allies to fear that insurgents would re-infiltrate with the returnees to political disputes over who should control the towns. The effect has been to create a number ... more »

Did I do right for my time with my resouces

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Fuck Ya!

What does the California Drought and Forced Vacination have in Common?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
Today I received a message from a friend of mine that pulled a bunch of dots together for me. Gotta love those dots, hiding right out in the open for us to see! A mom who is following the SB 277 vax bill in CA told another mom I know that the reason that the bill is inexplicably steamrollering through the CA legislature right now is that the Feds are offering CA some huge drought relief $$$$ if CA passes the vax bill. The main stream media have been pounding us with "drought in California" stories for a LONG time. Continuously pushing onto the public the extreme "dire nature" ... more »

Canadian LNG NEWS, The Grim Reality Is Glut, Glut and More Glut

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 13 hours ago
There has been many lazy LNG articles in Canadian newspapers as of late, the only conclusion one can come to is.. Propaganda, keep the people believing, keep the uniformed fooled, pretend all is well when alarm bells are ringing and red flags whipping violently in a full force gale.. South Korea is actively snubbing LNG, .....South Korea is pushing forward with nuclear power, year over year South Korea`s LNG imports declined by over 20%..This at a time when LNG prices have crashed combined with a massive LNG glut..So clearly, high priced LNG is not the dominating factor in South ... more »

Is U.S. Secretary of Defense Carter The Right Man For The Job?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies before the House Armed Services Committee, June 17, 2015. Carter outlined the Defense Department’s strategy on dealing with terror threats in the Middle East and approaches to dealing with recent significant gains by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett *Ted Gup, Politico:* *Will Ash Carter's Arrogance Ruin Him?* *The Pentagon chief’s harsh dismissal of Iraqi soldiers is all too typical. I should know.* *A mere three months in office, Ashton Carter is quickly establishing himself as the scold of Washington. H... more »

I do not belive anything without a mathimatical proof, that can not be faked

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Our lives are ruled by lies Adm the the profit goes to the one who can muster the fortune and gamble on the facts with enough insider information or just payed off hacks to make a profit sure this is a system that has been around forever but why not do something better I ask all you candidates for 2016 why do you want to give a lapdance to money instead of as pole dance for the future? Someone is getting fucked repeatilly without pleasure and we have laws about that just like Magna Carta will never be enforced without a democratic revolution

Charleston South Carolina Church Shooting: Are We Seeing Yet Another False Flag Operation Take Place? (Updated!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
I actually turned on the Jew spew media Talmudvision this morning just to see what the liars and criminals are saying about what is "happening" around our planet today.... And here we go with yet another "shooting" in the continental United States... This time at a church in Charleston South Carolina where a gunman has reportedly gunned down and killed at least 9 victims.... What I found especially disturbing about this latest shooting in that church in Charleston South Carolina was how quickly the supposed gunman was fingered as a "white shooter" and how the American African Americ... more »

Should one believe Bilderberg conspiracy theories?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
The Pope released his Laudato si' today (English). It's a highly politically sounding combination of his personal version of the IPCC report, Greenpeace and Club of Rome booklets, quotes of the previous Popes, Saint Francis of Assisi, as well as the Bible, and gems such as "...unites us in fond affection with brother sun, sister moon, brother river and mother earth". Jorge Mario Bergoglio's family must be a motley gang! *A Brazilian AGW activist group created this trailer for the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster "Pope Francis: The Encyclical". Jesus Christ was hired as Francis' bo... more »

Leak of Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change Hints at Tensions in Vatican

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/world/europe/leak-of-pope-francis-encyclical-hints-at-tensions-in-vatican.html *Leak of Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change Hints at Tensions in Vatican* By JIM YARDLEY and ELISABETTA POVOLEDO JUNE 16, 2015 ROME — *The unexpected leak of Pope Francis’ much-anticipated environmental encyclical has meant the return of something that not long ago was fairly common around the Vatican but had become often dormant during the two-plus years of Francis’ mostly charmed papacy: intrigue.* Who leaked it and why? Was this the work of frustrated conservatives... more »

Corporate Agenda: Cleansing the Campus

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
They call it being "values neutral" on the American college campus these days as the 'institutions of higher learning' cast about for money from anybody in order to replace cuts in state support. At the head of the line are the corporate oligarchies who want to purge the colleges of any and all social conscience and turn them into 'free market indoctrination mills'. Imagine just one generation of American youth being run through these corporate training mills with the likely result being no sense of history, no working class identification, no social awareness, no concern for the ... more »

Wider War in the Middle East: The Grim Reaper Smiles

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
I've been working on this post for the past week-Take the time to read everything included, plus check all the links. I'm not interested in trolls making pointless allegations. Read the post, check the links, read them and then leave something of substance regarding the material- Thank You! When first reading this news June 10/15, I became alarmed at what this increase in advisers signified At the time this news article was initially written the headline a*nnounced the increasing of advisers to Iraq- The headline now reads: Obama plans to send more troops into Iraq* original url- h... more »

Top U.S. Military Leaders Testify On The Crisis In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*VOA:* *US Military Leaders: Stronger Iraq Critical to IS Fight * *U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told a House panel Wednesday that the most critical line of defense against Islamic State militants is in building a stronger, more inclusive Iraqi government.* *Carter said the U.S. is seeking a “greater commitment” from Iraq, especially in recruiting enough soldiers for training to assist in the fight against the Islamic State group.* *He told the House Armed Services Committee the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State positions in Iraq requires "capable, motivated, l... more »

The Soviet Union lost between 20 and 27 million troops and civilians in the course of winning WW II, so they have absolutely no intentions to foment a WW III. On the other hand, the American neocons, whose country has never been invaded and who have their own underground shelters already prepared, are hankering for the big one. Thus the US’s original agreements between NATO and Russia, including the clause that neither side should be considered an enemy, are now being flagrantly violated by arming NATO countries bordering on Russia. And the populace of these border countries are being aroused by lies claiming that Russia has been attacking Ukraine …a ludicrous claim given that Russia could have won such a war in a couple days had it wished to do so. But finally a couple days ago Vladimir Putin, certainly no war monger, has ordered 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to be added to the country's current “mutually assured destruction” deterrent. Unfortunately, the neocons think they need no such deterent...

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ New York Times: U.S. poised to put heavy weaponry in East Europe “Russia’s increasingly aggressive actions around NATO’s borders…” *NATO keeps moving its borders up to Russia’s borders.* “Professor [Mark] Galeotti said. ‘This is about telling Russia that you’re getting closer to a real red line.’” *NATO’s red line is a noose, drawing tighter and tighter around Russia and any country that defies the Anglo-American alliance.* *This article is typical mainstream US “journalism”. Unless a reader follows the extensive equipment buildup that has been takin... more »

On getting older

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Hey man where did my years go I never spent them the great regrets should have, would have could have well I tell you as someone who was in the steam launch accelerator of jet aircraft of a might military machine failed to launch some problem with my software and then I was trash because I could not communitcate we all need to commnicate in this world are you sick are you afraid your mind and your world is being taken over by slick salseman who mitagate everything so you remain humamn just 20% afraid and the other 80 fear they can turn off an on depending upon the shopping season their ... more »

Grijalva Introduces Bill to Repeal Giveaway of Apaches Sacred Oak Flat

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Grijalva Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Giveaway of Sacred Arizona Native American Land to Multinational Mining Conglomerates By Robin Silver Center for Biological Diversity Censored News WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva today introduced the “Save Oak Flat Act,” which repeals a recent congressional giveaway of sacred Native American land to a company called

Scott Walker-- Caught Lying Again

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Scott Walker's entire public career has been founded on flat-out lies and distortions-- and even more so since he became governor of Wisconsin. The Koch brothers' favorite for the GOP presidential nomination was just caught out in another bold-faced lie. It should surprise no one that he tried putting his own degenerate thoughts into the mouth of Britain's Conservative Prime Minister, David Cameron. Walker claims Cameron "confided" in him that he thinks Obama is a bad leader. Cameron says Walker is making it up. Walker, who has taken several trips overseas in recent months to stu... more »

Greek Debt Crisis: News Updates June 18, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Greek Central Bank Warns of Financial Collapse if Debt Talks Fail* *BRUSSELS — The central bank of Greece warned on Wednesday that the country was on the verge of default and economic turmoil on the eve of a meeting of eurozone finance ministers aimed at quelling the long-running crisis.* *The ministers from the 19 states that use the euro were set to gather in Luxembourg in an atmosphere of emergency as they faced the prospect that Greece could become the first country to fall out of the single European currency, introduced more than 15 years ago as a flagship... more »

Yoko Ono performs the theme to 'The Good Life'."

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
Every time I feel sympathy for Yoko Ono I remember her performance art... https://youtu.be/IU8Ku8A03VA Beautifully done!

Harper's Perps with Perks #16

Alison at Creekside - 15 hours ago
Harper Senate appointee, one-time failed Con Party candidate, and ordained Pentecostal Minister Don "U So Hot" Meredith was all about the youth... Teen alleges two-year affair with Senator Don Meredith From Senator Don Meredith's Conservative Party of Canada bio : "A passionate champion of youth empowerment, in 2002, he co-founded the Greater Toronto Faith Alliance Centre where he continues to serve as volunteer Executive Director to engage, encourage and empower marginalized youth ..." From Senator Don Meredith's Senate mission statement : "One of my major Senate visionary obje... more »

The Devil Walked Into A Church Wednesday Night

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Manhunt follows attack on historic black South Carolina church* *Police in Charleston, South Carolina, were searching for a white gunman on Thursday who killed nine people in a historic African-American church, in an attack that police and the city's mayor described as a hate crime.* *The shooter, a 21-year-old white man with sandy blond hair, sat with churchgoers inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for about an hour on Wednesday before opening fire, Police Chief Gregory Mullen said.* *The victims included Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the church's pastor ... more »

China Practices Invading Taiwan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Two PLAAF Xian H-6K strategic bombers flew over the Miyako Strait on 21 May. Source: Japan Air Self-Defense Force *IHS Jane's 360:* *China practices Taiwan invasion with civilian ferries, bomber flights in Bashi Channel* *A series of Chinese military exercises between late May and early June showcased the ability of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to project land, air, and naval power into the area around Taiwan.* *While China has made no official connection, the exercises also coincided with the 29 May to 3 June visit to the United States of Tsai Ing Wen, the leader of the a... more »

A Pope for the 21st Century

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
The Pope smokes dope and when he got high he saw that Jesus was not talking about a place in the sky when describing heaven heaven is on earth for humans on our human centered spastic spacecraft of Plastic Fantastic meticulously crafted by random numbers roating for billions of years or 7 days in Gods time its like dog years on and infinite scale man God must be old The Catholic Church after 2000 plus years finally has a Pope who understands Jesus Jesus did not care about spanking the monkey or sleeping around when love was sound Jesus cared about the bankers and the poor and the sick an... more »

Last Call - It's Not Free Trade!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
In a word, everyone. Democrats, Republicans, tech companies, unions, libertarians, environmentalists, and Internet freedom advocates all oppose Fast Tracking the TPP. It's common sense: decisions that affect everyone shouldn't be made in secret without public input. Take action now *here *

Economic News , Data and Views ( June 18 , 2015 ) Greece Updates ( EWG Meeting Just Getting Underway , IMF Says GR Default Will Occur July 1st - IMF Not Applying Its Own Rules With GR ? On Tsipras Visit to Moscow - GR Denies Asking For Financial Assistance From Russia ..... General State Of Play On GR - Economy , State Of Creditor Talks , End Of Month Scenarios ) Broader Europe in Focus ( HETA Has 7 BN Capital Hole , Spanish Public Debt Crosses One Trillion , Podemos Comments On Germany's Role In EU , Norway Central Bank Cuts Key Rate To 1% , TLTRO News - 74 BN Take By Banks in 4th Offering , Greece May Be Ready To Sign Preliminary Agreement With Russia for Greek Stream ) .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Tweets.... Greece..... *Bruno Waterfield* ‏@BrunoBrussels 1m 1 minute ago No 'plan B' for a Greek default, says head of eurozone's bailout fund, Greece's biggest creditor [image: Embedded image permalink] George D. retweeted *Dio Perix* ‏@DioPerix 22m 22 minutes ago #ECB has NO plans to help #Greece pay #IMF loans - DJN - Business Spectator - http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/6/18 /european-crisis/ecb-has-no-plans-help-greece-pay-imf-loans … #Economy # SYRIZA #GREXIT Graeme Wearden retweeted *Ian Traynor* ‏@traynorbrussels 1m 1 minute ago #gr... more »

My Trip to Valemount, BC - Part 3

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 15 hours ago
I was excited my second morning to see that the weather had improved. I had much better views of the surrounding mountains now. (This last photo below was taken later in the day when the weather started to close in again. I'm pretty sure that's Mount Terry Fox here. Apparently, the views are amazing and their is a great trail to the summit which I would absolutely LOVE to do in the future.) The sunny skies also ensured I'd wouldn't be eaten alive by mosquitos during my much-anticipated visit to Cranberry Marsh. The marsh actually began as a lake which was partially drain... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry: 'Iran Nuclear Talks Is On The Future, Not The Past'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Kerry says focus in Iran nuclear talks is on the future, not the past* *Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Tuesday said the United States is more concerned about preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons than it is with getting Tehran to publicly acknowledge past work to develop a bomb.* *“We’re not fixated on Iran specifically accounting for what they did at one point in time or another. We know what they did,” he said in a video call with reporters at the State Department. Kerry spoke from his Boston home, where he has been recovering after breaking hi... more »

E3 2015 - DOOM and DICE

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
quick E3 2015 update: first up, here's the DOOM trailer *we've all played it as kids, but WHAT HAVE THEY DONE to my beautiful zombie???* then the DICE trailers 1 + 2 *lookin' good for what is technically a franchise reboot...* and (of course) a bit of Star Wars Battlefront, just for the olde schoolers...

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Micro-Totalitarianism* The political left has come up with a new buzzword: “micro-aggression.” Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as “America is the land of opportunity.” Why? Because this is considered to be an act of “micro-aggression” against minorities and women. Supposedly it shows that you don’t take their grievances seriously and are therefore guilty of being aggressive toward them, even if only on a micro scale. You might think that this is just another crazy idea from Berkeley. But the same conc... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Senate Environment Committee Chairman: God, Not Man, Drives Earth's Climate Patterns* *This will give Warmists orgasms. They hate any religion that is a rival to their own. It will give them great comfort to think that two of their enemies -- Christians and skeptics -- can be compacted into one. They are great lovers of simplifications. They will henceforth tend to believe that all skeptics are Christians. That skepticism is rather inimical to all sorts of religion will pass them by* U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Commi... more »

He Makes The Rules

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://news.nationalpost.com/ Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault took the Harper government to court this week over the destruction of the long gun registry. Back when the government passed legislation to end the registry, she reminded Public Safety Minister Vic Toews that registry information was subject to Access to Information laws. And, therefore, there should be no rush to destroy that information. But, on Tuesday, Stephen Harper admitted that the government ignored Legault and pressured the RCMP to destroy the records qui... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 18th June)

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 15 hours ago
Average monthly London rents hit £1,500 for first time According to data collected by HomeLet, rents have shot up 12.5% across the country with tenants on average asked to fork out £751 a month outside the capital. Its survey also shows rental costs over the past three months has gone up five times faster than tenant income. The sharp rise in figures since the election will add to the

Easy No-Sew Jedi Costume

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
Do you ever feel like you are living in a copy of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?" I do. All the time, except this time the title was, "If you give your daughter Star Wars Cereal." Basically she is going to need a light saber to go with it. If you give her a light saber, she is going to need a Jedi costume. If you make her a Jedi costume, she is going to want to play Star Wars. If you let her play Star Wars, she is going to get hungry and need some Star Wars Cereal. Lucky for me, a Jedi costume is REALLY easy to pull together and I had all the stuff on hand. The cereal that started... more »

Best Wishes To The Citizens Of Greece In 2015

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago

LOVE IS ALIVE

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*By Ed* MY SPHERE IS CLEAR WE GO THIS IS IT RIGHT NOW LOVE NOW IS HERE THE CREATIVE COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION UNITES LOVELOVELOVE...HOLD THE VIBE..LOVE IS ALIVE3 NOW IS HERE LIGHT IT UP LIGHT IT UP LIGHT IT UP ALL PORTALS UNITE MY SPHERE IS CLEAR AND SO IT IS IT IS DONE

M*Y*O*U*R

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
by Ed M*Y*O*U*R SPHERE Quantum Balance Quantum LOVE Quantum Mastery IS CLEAR AND WE ARE YES HERE YES LOVE YES WE ARE HERE WE ARE LOVE WE ARE ONE WE ARE NOW YES LOVE YES .....and love and light and peace and grace and joy and benevolence and ease....is all we be...in love......love....

AEC 13, SEANET Website, AFAS in Financial Services

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
The South East Asia Network for Development (SEANET) website, http://seanetwork.asia/, has been expanded. It now has more pages, more contents. Check it guys, thanks. Yesterday, I attended this lecture at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) here in Makati. It's a USAID-funded study aimed to assess the Philippine government’s commitments on the financial services sector under the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS), the status of its compliance, and the country’s financial services sector’s competitiveness in comparison to other ASEAN Member States (AMS... more »

What’s at Stake in TPP?

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 18 hours ago
President Obama’s difficulty in convincing Congress to grant him authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership without legislative amendment is a serious setback for his foreign policy agenda. Most commentary on the subject has focused on the trade deal’s likely economic impact — which are not negligible, most importantly for Asian partners like Vietnam, but likely won’t […]

Healing As Defined by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*For a healing to be real and powerful, it is not enough only to treat the body. One must also help the person to make a shift in their emotions and in their thinking. Once this is done, behaviors will change. For the outside world is nothing more than a reflection of what lies deep within every persons body. For, if there is much darkness in the tissues of the body, there will be much darkness in the outward manifestations of a persons life-many problems, illnesses, much emotional pain, etc. As a healer, it is your job to clear out these old refuges of old emotion and make... more »

Lockheed Martin to Deliver Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods to Royal Jordanian Air Force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP)]Lockheed Martin recently received a contract to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP) to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) in support of urgent operational requirements. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver 10 Sniper ATPs and provide integration support beginning later this year. The RJAF is currently conducting precision-strike missions with five Sniper ATPs it acquired in 2014. “Sniper ATPs enable the RJAF to perform long-range target detection and identification and continuous stabilized surveillance for all miss... more »

Global Projects Review of Legal, Lawful, Language and Legitimacy

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
On Tuesday night, I was invited to take part in the Global Projects Review Show on CCN. The topic on the table for Tuesday was the ITNJ- International Tribunal for Natural Justice, with specific focus on the ITNJ Treaty. This is the archive video of the almost 3 hour long show from Tuesday night. Mel Ve and I were joined by several very knowledgeable people in the area's of "law" and "Trusts". Gary David, who has been on the One Peoples Roundtable Discussion with Lisa and I, spent a huge amount of time reviewing the ITNJ documents with us over the past week. We were also joined... more »

Russian Defense Ministry to Modify MC-21 Passenger Aircraft Into AWACS

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: MC-21 Passenger Aircraft]The Russian Defense Ministry plans to order a revamp of MC-21 passenger jets to create reconnaissance aircraft similar to the US AWACS aircraft, the head of sales for the plane’s producer, Irkut, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. “We haven’t begun talks yet with the [Russian] Defense Ministry on the precise base configurations, but it’s assumed this process will begin soon,” Valery Lunkov said at the Le Bourget Air Show outside Paris. According to Lunkov, the Defense Ministry has ordered 45 new Russian short- and mid-range MC-21 passenger planes to tran... more »

US Deploys Powerful Guided-Missile Cruiser To Japan, Vessel Equipped With Latest Aegis Combat System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: USS Chancellorsville (CG62)]The USS Chancellorsville arrived at the American base in Yokosuka, Japan, on Thursday. The warship, described as one of the most capable guided-missile cruisers in the U.S. Navy, is armed with the latest Aegis combat system, and will be permanently deployed at the base, which is located at the entrance to Tokyo Bay. The USS Chancellorsville's Aegis Baseline 9 combat system is designed to track and guide missiles to destroy enemy targets, Russia’s TASS news agency reported, and the ship is the first of three U.S. military vessels, equipped with i... more »

Egypt orders AASM missiles from Sagem

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: AASM Hammer]The Egyptian Air Force is to receive AASM Hammer air-to-ground missiles from Sagem of France for use on Rafale fighters. The contract for the missiles was signed by Sagem and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense at the Paris Air Show but details as to the number of missiles and the value of the deal were not disclosed. "Sagem will deliver the first AASM Hammer missiles by the end of 2016, along with associated support services," the company said. "The contract with Egypt covers all three versions of the AASM Hammer now in service: hybrid inertial/GPS guidance, inerti... more »

Healing As Defined by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago

MILAN anti-tank missiles operational: Army

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: MILAN anti-tank missile]The Lebanese Army has dismissed media reports that some of the French MILAN anti-tank missiles it received in April as part of a $ 3-billion Saudi grant are defective. “The Army command stresses that these rockets were brought from the warehouses of the French army. Relevant Lebanese Army apparatuses closely examined these rockets once they received them and ... they did not have any technical or manufacturing defects,” read a statement released Wednesday. Lebanon’s As-Safir newspaper reported Wednesday that the 48 MILAN anti-tank missiles were “outd... more »

CTS800 Selected To Power Turkish Helicopter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: A129 Mangusta]Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has chosen the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company’s (LHTEC) CTS800 turboshaft as the powerplant for Turkey’s twin-engine indigenous utility helicopter program. The decision, announced at the Paris Air Show on June 16, represents the first commercial use of the 1,360-1,700 shp T800 engine. The engine was designed primarily for use in the Sikorsky Boeing RAH-66 Comanche scout helicopter, but has more recently been adopted for use in the AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat and the Super Lynx Mk300 helicopters. Read more

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Shooting Down Iraqi Fighter Jet In Ramadi

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su-25 Frogfoot]The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for shooting down an Iraqi fighter plane north of the city of Ramadi, according to statements made on Twitter accounts associated with the extremist organization, Reuters reported. The group said the fighter jet was shot down as it conducted a raid in areas north of the city, seized by Islamic State militants in May. While the claims by the group, also known as ISIS, have not yet been independently confirmed, a member of an anti-Islamic State Sunni force called Sahwa told Reuters that a Russian-made Su-... more »

TAI Pushes Ahead With Anka B Flight Tests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Anka B UAV]Turkish Aerospace Industries (Chalet 260, Static B8) is displaying its Anka B unmanned aerial system (UAS) as it looks for an export customer. The system is on static display at the Paris Air Show in mock-up form, but looks rather different than how it appeared at the IDEF defense exhibition in Istanbul in early May. At IDEF, the aircraft was fitted with a bulbous upper fuselage representing the configuration planned when the aircraft is fitted with a beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications system. Read more

Navy, Air Force to Develop Sixth-Generation Unmanned Fighter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Boeing Concept FA/XX]Navy and Air Force developers are immersed in early conceptual work on a new, sixth-generation fighter aircraft designed with breakthrough technologies and an ability to perform for both manned and unmanned missions. Few details are available about the new aircraft, called F/A-XX by the Navy, because the early work is at this point purely conceptual, said Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, Director of Air Warfare. "There is an opportunity to field an unmanned system in the F/A XX program. We are collaborating with the Air Force on the technologies that would be ... more »

Martin Schultz: 'Britain belongs to the EU' per ITV News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
It's always revealing when an EU dignitary lets the truth slip out: 'The President of the European Parliament has told ITV News that Britain should stay in the European Union - as it belongs to it. Martin Schultz is in the UK to meet with the Prime Minister to discuss his proposals tomorrow. Schultz said he was looking forward to hearing what Mr Cameron has to say but refused to use the term "UK relationship" with the EU. "You cannot have a relationship with yourself. The EU is and Britain are one thing. The UK belongs to the EU."' The UK belongs to the EU! There's the campaign slog... more »

BBC One - Question Time, 18/06/2015

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
According to the BBC the guests on tonight's Question Time are: '... former leader of the SNP Alex Salmond MP, Conservative former shadow home secretary David Davis MP, Labour's shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint MP, editor of the Financial Times Lionel Barber and columnist Melanie Phillips.' Two thoughts, first that it's nice to see two right of centre guests on the panel for a change. In fact maybe a majority with Lionel Barber as well. But as ever with the anti Conservative party BBC, there are reasons: Lionel Barber is the editor of the very pro the UK staying in the EU Fina... more »

Boeing, Bell eye up to 100 more sales of V-22 Osprey

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: CV-22B Osprey]Boeing Co and Bell Helicopter, makers of the V-22 Osprey, say more countries are interested in buying the tiltrotor aircraft, with another 100 sales possible in coming years. The United Arab Emirates and a number of other countries are looking at buying 6 to 12 of the aircraft, which take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like a plane, company executives told Reuters at the Paris air show. Chris Raymond, vice president of business development and strategy for Boeing Defense, Space & Security, said that could add up to around 100 foreign orders over time. ... more »

Boeing’s Super Hornet facility to be kept open because of upgrade work, future sales

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: CF-18 Hornet]Boeing appears to be heading off suggestions that its F-18 Super Hornet line won’t be able to produce aircraft in the future. It gathered journalists at its Paris office for a briefing to point out that upgrade and maintenance work on the existing Super Hornet fleet will keep its St. Louis facility open for years, even if there are not any news sales. But Boeing officials say they are confident the U.S. Navy will purchase up to 36 of the aircraft. They also noted there will be international sales in the future…..Canada perhaps? Source

Greece is Just the Start of Europe’s Problems

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*June 4, 2015 1.19am EDT* Bah! Fix Greece and the rest of Europe follows. We need a way forward and Greece is small enough to find it without wreaking something. Add in one other very important fundamental. It is that this protracted recession ( Eight years now) has the natural benefit of increasing marginal efficiencies and cleansing excess. Europe is now lean and mean.Throw in the now expected demise of the Oil industry and Europe is set for a thriving era only spoiled by some local stupidity. Prosperity dissolves most problems and that will be good enough even for Greek f... more »

Underwater 12,000 Feet Tall Obelisk and 39,424 Feet Deep Hole Found On Google Earth?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This cannot exist of course but it is fun to look at. This will be a grid matching error of some sort and to be fully expected when relying on pixels and curve estimation programming. In the meantime we get to wait for better information. What I find disturbing though is that the volume of the shaft is around 12 cubic miles which plausibly matches the volume of the Obelisks. Add in rock removal by the cancelling of gravity and we can build a two mile tall stack in seawater just like this. A one mile diameter for the base building would suck up the observed rock availability. ... more »

Secret to the French Staying Healthy?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: A waiter works during lunch at the French brasserie Chartier, on July 25, 2013 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)] First off, we have been fed a bundle of lies regarding our own food choices all to promote mass produced foods. These lies have been fed in over at least seventy five years and it has all been driven by cheap debt looking to produce national brands to secure market share. Nothing wrong with the financial plan but science easily got run over in the process. Just what where they thinking when they cranke... more »

What Is Consciousness? Stanford Professor Emeritus Explains

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I think that we something important here. The central role of cognition which is the leading task of our physical brain is to label what is perceived. It may not do much else at all and may not need to do much else although i really think otherwise. Add in the equally important aspect of decisions been made on the basis of emotional loading and it all hangs together. thus our cognitive mind lables and chooses whether it likes or not. Actual processing is then apl;lied to changing that position which makes for great efficiency. . *What Is Consciousness? Stanford Professor... more »

Russia starts reconnaissance, monitoring drone flights over Arctic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Eleron-3 UAV]Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have begun carrying out reconnaissance and monitoring missions in the Arctic region, a military official says. “Takhion and Eleron-3 unmanned aerial vehicles have been taking off into the skies of Murmansk region,” RT quoted the head of the Russia’s Northern Fleet press service, Vadim Serga, as saying on Wednesday. Both UAVs have a range of up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) and are capable of capturing and transmitting video in day and night-time conditions. Read more

NZ Navy chief on Chinese foray in Indian Ocean

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 041 (Yuan) class SSK]Sharing India's doubts over Chinese claims that forays by its submarines and ships in Indian Ocean were purely part for anti-piracy operations, the New Zealand Navy Chief on Wednesday said China could be "trying to make sure" that they can indeed go beyond its waters. Rear Admiral Jack Raymond Steer, Chief of New Zealand Navy, also welcomed US' rebalancing of its naval assets to Asia-Pacific region. "The Chinese will always say one thing and other people will have a different view. The fact that China has been contributing for many years to anti-pi... more »

Kawasaki’s P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft Pushes P-8 in Paris

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Kawasaki P-1 MPA]The British have shown interest in the P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries based in Japan in a potential $1 billion deal to replace the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod as Britain’s submarine hunter. Britain signaled their interest after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to reverse previous self-imposed Japanese defense export restrictions and allowed domestic manufacturers like Kawasaki to find foreign partners. Kawasaki developed the P-1 as a replacement for the P-3C for the Japanese Self Defense Force. Production on the submari... more »

Who's Behind Asia-Pacific's Growing Tensions?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
*June 18, 2015* (Tony Cartlaucci - NEO) - Increasing tension in the Asia-Pacific between China and nations surrounding its territory, appears to be an unstoppable and inevitable lead-up to regional conflict and perhaps even global war. In reality, for those who have studied history, this is a familiar rerun. Change the characters and place current events in the context of the early 1900's and we see the lead up to World War II and more specifically, the events that set the stage for the fighting in the Pacific. Some may believe this is a rerun of when Japan was the sole aggressor... more »

Standard model as string-inspired double field theory

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Patrick of UC Davis told us not to overlook a new intriguing Korean hep-th paper Standard Model Double Field Theory by Choi and Park. They excite their readers by saying that it's possible to rewrite the Standard Model – or a tiny modification of it – as a special kind (or variation) of a field theory that emerged in string theory: the so-called double field theory. The paper is rather short so you may try to quickly read it – I did – and I am a bit disappointed after I did. The abstract suggested that there is something special about the Standard Model (if it is not completely ... more »

My Trip to Valemount, BC - Part 2

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
Here is Part 2 from my trip to Valemount..... Having refreshed myself (and dried out a bit) from my hike, I headed over to the community museum which is housed in a former railway station. The structure (with the exception of the storage shed, which was a 1950's addition) was built in 1914. This isn't the station's original site as it has since been moved a couple of times over the intervening years. Initially located about 2km away at a place known as Swift Creek, the station played its role in the Robson Valley until 1927 when it was moved to a spot just across the road from ... more »

Maori were protected *from* property rights, suggests recent book

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: image]A book reviewed recently offers an interesting perspective on how the soft bigotry of “humanitarian imperialism” bequeathed to Maori less than colonisation might have--excluding them from the benefits of full property ownership, and from being a full part of the worldwide division of labour, due to fears that the poor dears might not cope. It’s worth pondering. After its job was done, the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society merged in 1836 with what was called the Aborigines’ Protection Society (“aborigine” here meaning “native” rather than folk who might be fami... more »

BUMPED TO THE TOP--DUE TO PREVIOUS POST - Kerry tries again

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATE: June 17, 2015 I have added a new link to the bottom of my special page "Solving 9/11 Links and Documentaries (link above). This one is a documentary report on how the BBC has been actively obstructing justice by covering up the truth about 9/11. * *Greencrow Selfie with Obama* US Secretary of State John Kerry has recovered from his bicycle accident and is back making public statements. In his first foray back into the public arena it almost appears like he had some "re-education" during his convalescence. Kerry has regressed to repeating the same old "Get rid of Syria's... more »

Political Groundhog Day: This Time Trump Actually Officially Declares He's Running

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*With UPDATE: What's the going rate to cheer Trump?* *(see below)* *He's an international sensation! From The Guardian:* *Guardian caption*: *"Donald Trump also claims he would build a 'great, great wall' on the Mexican-American border to prevent the country from not sending the 'right people' across." (Linked *Guardian *posts: "Donald Trump announces US presidential run with eccentric speech" and "Ecstatic internet gleefully quips about Donald Trump's presidential speech.")* *by Noah* Political Groundhog Day came again yesterday as, for at least the fourth time since 1988, Donald ... more »

Musical Interlude: Brule, “The Star People: A Message For All Of Humanity”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Brule, “The Star People: A Message For All Of Humanity” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jlllL4gzps

Musical Interlude: Brule, "A Concert for Reconciliation of the Cultures (Live at Mt. Rushmore)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Brule, "A Concert for Reconciliation of the Cultures (Live at Mt. Rushmore)"* "This concert reflects the combination of traditional American Indian musicality with modern electronics to produce an amazing listening and visual experience. The Native dancers blending with the infectious melodies incorporating rhythm of the Indian Spirit and the soul of past generations. The musicianship is excellent while the presentation adds to the depth of the music. It is very hard to categorize this concert but let it be said you will not soon forget it. The entire experience is mesmerizing and... more »

Wanker, Not Anchor

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
I just got the breaking-news email from the *New York Times*: Lyin' Brian Williams is being kicked downstairs to MSNBC from his coveted anchor spot at the network. He will reportedly only be allowed to read breaking-news items at relatively rare intervals on the supposition that it would be exceedingly hard to insert a lie or a joke into only one or two telepromptered paragraphs. But never say never. No word whether he will endure a salary cut from his reported $10 million-a-year contract. No word either on how many low-level reporters and crew will have be fired to make room for th... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Can a picture of the sky be relaxing? A candidate for such a picture might be this image taken from Cape Schank, Victoria, Australia. The frame is highlighted by a dreamlike lagoon, two galaxies, and tens of thousands of stars. The rock cropping on the left may appear from this angle like a human head, but the more famous rock structure is on the far right and known as Pulpit Rock. *Click image for larger size.* Across the top of the image runs a distant stream of bright stars and dark dust that is part of the disk of our spiral Milky Way Galaxy. On the right, just above Pulpit Roc... more »

Rumi, "Don't Blame Fate!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Everything you do has a quality which comes back to you in some way. Every action takes a form in the invisible world, which may be different from how you thought it would appear. A crime is committed, and a gallows begins to be built. One does not look like the other, but they correspond. Accept the results of what you’ve done in anger, or for greed, or to elevate your ego. Don’t blame fate!" - Jalal–ud–Din Rumi

"Quantum Entanglement- Spooky Action At a Distance"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Quantum Entanglement- Spooky Action At a Distance" by Bernard d'Espagnat "In this photo montage of actual quantum images, two laser beams coming from the bright glare in the distance transmit images of a cat-like face at two slightly different frequencies (represented by the orange and the purple colors). The twisted lines indicate that the seemingly random changes or fluctuations that occur over time in any part of the orange image are strongly interconnected or "entangled" with the fluctuations of the corresponding part in the purple image. Though false color has been added to the...more »

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