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Thomas Paine

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Friday, June 19, 2015

19 June - Blogs I'm Following

English: The new LED fountains of Trafalgar Sq...English: The new LED fountains of Trafalgar Square in London, England, showing the some different colours that it can project. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: A view from the south of Paternoster ...English: A view from the south of Paternoster Square in London, England from the top viewing deck of St. Paul's Cathedral. Paternoster Square, City of London, England – the new home of the London Stock Exchange and next door to St Paul's Cathedral. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Some religious leaders in Madame Tuss...English: Some religious leaders in Madame Tussauds London, City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Thomas Cahill on the People's Pope

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 22 minutes ago
An excerpt from, *"Pope Francis Uses Encyclical To Deliver Moral Message On Climate Change"* NPR, June 18, 2015: MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: The words from Pope Francis today are urgent and direct. He released his much-anticipated encyclical on the environment and climate change. Francis says our common home is sick, burdened and laid waste, and he's calling for an active response to a global crisis. The pope is directing this encyclical not just to Catholics, but as he puts it, to every person living on this planet. To talk more about Pope Francis's message, we called on John Carr. He di... more »

England is NOT Pakistan - honestly! Although you would be forgiven for thinking it is

Social-Freedom National-Justice at Social Freedom Through National Justice - 48 minutes ago
England is a fiefdom of the global zionist banking cabal. Ruled from the City of London, England is officially governed by the UK Parliament at Westminster, meaning for those who understand the semi-federal structure of the UK, that whereas Scotland has its own complete Parliament, Wales, Northern Ireland and London each have an Assembly, England has no representation of its own and is a vassal state controlled by imperialistic financial parasites. But be that as it may, this rant is not about the outrageous lack of democracy in England, rather about the lack of Englishness in En... more »

Mel Hurtig’s New Book The Arrogant Autocrat (A Testimonial on How Canada`s Democracy Was Poisoned)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 49 minutes ago
* Mel Hurtig’s New Book The Arrogant Autocrat Is Telling Canadians* *of A Real Life Horror Story * The not so sublime message contained within.....Part III *Written by Robin mathews* *Rats Rats are in the granary. Rats are in the hall. Rats are in The Council Room – So we’re putting out The Call. Use cudgels in the ... more »

NASA's Apollo Moon Landing Hoax: Russian Official Proposes International Investigation Into US Moon Landings

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
While everyone's attention has been (purposely) focused in on the "shooting" in Charleston, South Carolina, there has indeed been some significant happenings elsewhere in the world....One in particular was brought to my attention by a fellow truth seeker, and it concerns NASA's faked Apollo man on the moon missions from 1969-1972.... Greencrow, who writes the excellent blog: "Greencrow As The Crow Flies" at www.greencrowasthecrowflies.blogspot.com, has taken some interest in the exposure of NASA's absolutely fraudulent Apollo man on the moon missions, with several most interesting a... more »

KMTitanic 12: Hung Hsiu-chu can see the Statue of Liberty

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
[image: Rift_Jun_2015_343] *The Taitung 5 just north of Guanshan* *Fabrizio: I can see the Statue of Liberty already!... Very small, of course*. Deputy Speaker of the Legislature Hung Hsiu-chu, the putative candidate for the KMT, has clearly been sent by the Gods of China to flense the people of Taiwan in spiritual preparation for their annexation to the Motherland. Or so her attitude would suggest. Or maybe just sent by the gods to provide us bloggers and commentators with an endless supply of material for our blogs, the gift that keeps on giving... In response to a question about... more »

Has Ricky-Roo Santorum yet thought of any possible "rationale" for the Charleston AME church shoot-up besides hostility to religion?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
“You just can’t think that things like this can happen in America. It’s obviously a crime of hate. Again, we don’t know the rationale, but what other rationale could there be? You’re sort of lost that somebody could walk into a Bible study in a church and indiscriminately kill people,” Santorum told radio host Joe Piscopo Thursday on AM 970, a New York radio station. “It’s something that, again, you think we’re beyond that in America and it’s sad to see.” The former Pennsylvania senator pointed to what he described as anti-religious sentiment. “All you can do is pray for those an... more »

U.S. Plays Good Cop-Bad Cop in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
US policies in Ukraine have failed to achieve their goals. With violence flaring up again, and relations fraught with tensions, diplomacy seems to be the best option. But is there consensus in the US on the acceptable terms of a political settlement, and how are the dynamics of US internal politics likely to affect its policy toward Russia, especially as the 2016 presidential race heats up? Oksana Boyko is joined by Stephen Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University, to piece together these issues.

Un-selling the Soul: Turning the Tables on Guilt and Debt

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Gary 'Z' McGee - *Have no doubt, we are a conquered and enslaved nation, and debt is the method of our enslavement. The post Un-selling the Soul: Turning the Tables on Guilt and Debt appeared first on Waking Times.

15 Foreign War Movies That Everyone Should Watch

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*We Are The Mighty*: *15 best foreign war movies* *We on Team WATM agree that no matter how you feel about the countries depicted or the wars they’re fighting in these movies, without a doubt, all these films are better than The Hurt Locker.* *Here are the 15 best foreign war movies:* *WNU Editor:* Hmmmm ... I guess I now have my list on what movies to pick for Friday nights (at least those that are not copyrighted).

League for non-leaguies

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
[image: image] Ahead of this week’s Origin game, life-time AFL fan Jan Courtin had a red-hot go at explaining rugby league to her fellow AFL fans: My understanding of rugby league is: · The men who play it are big brutes, and some have huge necks · Some, like Alfie Langer and Jonathon Thurston, are smaller brutes but can be very handy · Goalposts are two uprights with a horizontal cross-bar · A goal is a try and worth four points · A kick after the try becomes a conversion and is two points if it goes over the cross-bar · A point is two points but can also be a point, depending... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Hymn”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Vangelis, “Hymn” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB7fnZ-AQNE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“How massive can a normal star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, nearly making it the record holder. This star is the brightest object located just above the gas front in the above below. *Click image for larger size.* Close inspection of images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, however, have shown that Pismis 24-1 derives its brilliant luminosity not from a single star but from three at least. Component stars would still remain near 100 solar masses, making ... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Madman"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Madman"* by Kahlil Gibran "It was in the garden of a madhouse that I met a youth with a face pale and lovely and full of wonder. And I sat beside him upon the bench, and I said, “Why are you here?” And he looked at me in astonishment, and he said, “It is an unseemly question, yet I will answer you. My father would make of me a reproduction of himself; so also would my uncle. My mother would have me the image of her seafaring husband as the perfect example for me to follow. My brother thinks I should be like him, a fine athlete. And my teachers also, the doctor of philosophy, ... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Defeat"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Defeat"* by Paulo Coelho "Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold? The tree says to the leaf: ‘That’s the cycle of life. You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. It’s thanks to you that I’m alive, because I can breathe. It’s also thanks to you that I have felt loved, because I was able to give shade to the weary traveller. Your sap is in my sap, we are one thing.’ Does a man who spent years preparing to climb the highest mountain in the world feel defeated on reaching that mountain and discovering that nature has cloaked th... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'The Thin Red Line' (1998)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American ensemble epic war film written and directed by Terrence Malick. Based on the novel by James Jones, it tells a fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount Austen, which was part of the Guadalcanal Campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. It portrays soldiers of C Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, played by Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas and Ben Chaplin. Although the title may seem to reference a line from Rudyard Kipling's poem "Tommy", from Barrack-Room Ballads,... more »

the lie we live

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

"No Mercy..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“People don’t have any mercy. They tear you limb from limb, in the name of love. Then, when you’re dead, when they’ve killed you by what they made you go through, they say you didn’t have any character. They weep big, bitter tears– not for you. For themselves, because they’ve lost their toy.” - James Baldwin, “Another Country”

Chet Raymo, “Men And Their Guns”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
* “Men And Their Guns”* by Chet Raymo “The morning of July 1, 1916, was the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. Thousands of British, French and Belgian troops went over the top of their own trenches and assaulted the German lines. As instructed by their officers, they walked steadily across no-man's-land as German machine guns mowed them down like wheat. On that first day alone, the British suffered more than 50,000 casualties. Before the battle dragged to its sorry conclusion in November, more than 1 million men on both sides were killed or wounded, all for a few kilometers of ... more »

"God's Man On Earth" Tells Goldman It Isn't Doing "God's Work"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-19/gods-man-earth-tells-goldman-it-isnt-doing-gods-work *...Says the man who's church runs one of the most corrupt banks on earth.... is it hot in here or is it the humility? -AK* *"God's Man On Earth" Tells Goldman It Isn't Doing "God's Work"* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/19/2015 14:53 -0400 Having explained His vision for a new world order, The Holy See unleashed some scathing remarks towards the bankers of the world in his 183-page encyclical. Appearing to address the bank that does God's work, God's man on earth stated, *"Saving banks ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Lincoln, Illinois, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“Sow Chaos, Reap Chaos”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Sow Chaos, Reap Chaos”* by Missy Beattie "Marine Capt. Cameron West said, “We are all in this together.” He and other troops, Iraq or Afghanistan war amputees, traveled to Boston to offer encouragement to those who lost limbs on April 15, 2014 at the Boston Marathon. Their message: “Life’s not over.” While this was a generous gesture, I can’t help but think that they’re not just missing a leg or an arm, but the point. And an opportunity. When son H was in grade school, one of his teachers taught conflict resolution. I reinforced this and emphasized looking beneath the surface of... more »

"A Lion Fight..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"It's good to be scared. It means you still have something to lose. So chin up. Put your shoulders back, walk proud, strut a little. Don't lick your wounds: celebrate them. The scars you bear are the signs of a competitor. You're in a lion fight. Just because you didn't win doesn't mean you don't know how to roar." - "Dr. Meredith Grey", "Grey's Anatomy"

"How It Really, Tragically, Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

"Jon Stewart Delivers Heart-Rending Monologue On Charleston"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Jon Stewart Delivers Heart-Rending Monologue On Charleston"* by HuffPo "Jon Stewart makes his living turning the news into jokes. But on the day after a racially motivated massacre left nine dead at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Stewart said he had no jokes to tell. "I have one job, and it's a pretty simple job," he said on "The Daily Show" on Thursday night. "I come in in the morning, and we look at the news and I write jokes about it." *The Daily Show* Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video ... more »

Inciting Bank Runs As A Negotiating Tactic

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-19/inciting-bank-runs-negotiating-tactic *Inciting Bank Runs As A Negotiating Tactic* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/19/2015 18:30 -0400 Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, *The troika of Greek creditors has gone into full-frontal morals-be-damned attack mode,* handpicking arms from a weapons arsenal we haven’t seen used before, and that we never should have seen in an environment that insists – and prides – on presenting itself as a union, both in name and in spirit. Now that they are being used, there no longer i... more »

"Bank Holiday" Preparations Begin In Greece, Lines Form At Athens ATMs

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-19/bank-holiday-preparations-begin-greece-lines-form-athens-atms *"Bank Holiday" Preparations Begin In Greece, Lines Form At Athens ATMs* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/19/2015 14:31 -0400 The writing has been on the wall for quite sometime. Deposit flight from Greece's ailing banking sector has been running north of €500 million per day this week as the threat of capital controls casts a pall over the Greek government's efforts to reassure the public and head off a terminal bank run. Sparking a panic has been the most powerful tool at the tr... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 19, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Terrorists were a lot more active last year. Here is how much and why.* *Terrorism around the world increased 35 percent in 2014, according to a State Department report released Friday, blaming the rise on Islamic State extremists in the Middle East and Boko Haram in Africa.* *The annual Country Report on Terrorism said much of the dramatic rise was related to the civil war in Syria. It said Islamic State, also known by the acronym ISIL, had effectively replaced al-Qaeda as the major source of extremist attacks.* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- Jun... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*LPBF Assesses Upgraded Hurricane Protection System for Greater New Orleans Eastbank~Dr. Ezra Boyd, Restore Mississippi Delta* *National Flood Insurance Program rate-setting should be overhauled, National Research Council says ~Mark Schleifstein* LPBF Assesses Upgraded Hurricane Protection System for Greater New Orleans Eastbank - See more at: http://www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/2015/06/18/lpbf-assesses-upgraded-hurricane-protection-system-for-greater-new-orleans-eastbank/#sthash.Qm021BkB.UihzV6UK.dpuf LPBF Assesses Upgraded Hurricane Protection System for Greater New Orleans Ea... more »

Why Was Aaron Schock Photographed Frolicking On A Brazilian Beach With Missouri Republican Rep. Jason Smith?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Aaron Schock is unlikely to show up as one of Lindsey Graham's revolving First Ladies. In fact, Lindsey Graham-- the pro-torture manly-man from South Carolina-- isn't going to even get into the Fox debate, let alone ever pick any revolving First Ladies. As for young Aaron... he's probably headed for prison-- and before Lindsey Graham would have been inaugurated if the world turned upside down and he got into the GOP debate and won the nomination and then beat Hillary or Bernie. You probably read that the Illinois counties that make up Illinois's 18th District, which that Schock mi... more »

World News Briefs -- June 19, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*AFP:** Greece hopeful of last-ditch deal despite default warnings* *Athens (AFP) - Greece said Friday it is still hopeful for an 11th-hour deal with its creditors before it defaults on its debt, as the ECB threw Greek banks another lifeline and depositors withdraw their savings.* *"Those who invest in crisis and terror scenarios will be proven wrong," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's office said, amid reports that Greeks banks were facing an increase in withdrawals.* *MIDDLE EAST* UN-brokered Yemen* peace talks end with no deal*. U.S., allies conduct 24 air strikes *against Isla... more »

Medhi and the Ed Stone

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
As it's Friday night, we're going to hand over the blog to Ed Miliband (remember him?) for a while... *Thanks Craig, that's a great question. Good to be with you here at ITBB. (And, no, it isn't biased). And, look, thank you for all of your support following my party's humiliating defeat this past May.* *Look, I want to come to the detail of that in a minute, but I want to make a broader point which is a very, very important point for the future of the country. I believe passionately that politicians should sound human...* Sorry to interrupt there, Ed, but here's something you migh... more »

Who Will Pay For The Ukraine War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Soldiers of Ukraine's Donbas battalion inspect their unit's bus, which was destroyed in fighting, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaisk on August 24, 2014. Maks Levin/Reuters *Anders Åslund, Newsweek*:* Neither Putin Nor Kiev Can Afford to Fund Russian-Occupied Ukraine* *The war in the Donbas is imposing large costs on Ukraine. According to Ukraine's leading investment bank, Dragon Capital, in October 2014 the occupied territories in the Donbas accounted for 2.6 percent of Ukraine's territory, 7.3 percent of the population, 10 percent of gross domestic product and 15 perc... more »

What You Missed Because Of The Church Shooting in South Carolina

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
What You Missed Because Of The Church Shooting in South Carolina!! THIS is the distraction my friends!! After the church shooting in South Carolina by alleged gunman Dylann Storm Roof, The US POTUS took to the podium to give a speech about the incident. But what was happening outside from what the main stream was covering is much more important. Do you know what happened at the very same time

Ukraine In Latest Debt Talks Issue A "Take It Or Leave It' Offer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Ukraine offers creditors 'last chance' to reach deal over debt* *Kiev says it will stop servicing its $23bn debt unless progress is made in restructuring talks with foreign bondholders soon* *Ukraine has offered an updated debt restructuring proposal to creditors, its finance minister says, warning that Kiev would halt debt payments if bondholders did not make use of this last chance to clinch a deal in coming talks.* *Ukraine is negotiating with foreign bondholders to restructure $23bn (£14.5bn) of debt, but talks have soured over a disagreement on the necessit... more »

For the Love of Learning: Educating Twice Exceptional Children

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
June first I had the honor of being part of an incredible panel of experts brought together to discuss Twice Exceptional Children on the show For the Love Of Learning, with LainieLiberti. It had been a LONG time since I had participated in such an indepth discussion of one of my oldest passions: home schooling and UnSchooling. It was a tremendous experience. For anyone out there with "special" kids, children with learning "disabilities" or who question the mainstream educational "cookie cutter" system, this show is a must watch. love d For the Love of Learning Episode #18 Sh... more »

The Down Side: Prenatal Testing and Its Consequences

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
As a long-time observer of the totally insane USian anti-abortion scene, I really really thought there was nothing left they could do that would shock me. Of course I was wrong. A bill banning abortions in cases where a test or diagnosis indicates Down Syndrome has cleared an Ohio House panel. The House Community and Family Advancement Committee passed the measure Tuesday. Its next stop would be the House floor. It's part of Ohio Right to Life's legislative agenda this session, as the anti-abortion group tries to continue a streak of legislative successes in Ohio's Republican-led ... more »

Friday night catch-up

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
*It's been a hard day today (at the end of a long and rather intense working week), so please forgive me for the random nature of the following post...* It's catch-up time... *I* Following on from yesterday's post about the BBC's failure to report the lockdown and evacuation of parts of Watford yesterday due to a bomb scare caused (according to the reports) by "a white man in burka"... ...I'd just add that, 24 hours on, the BBC News website *still *hasn't reported it. Since that post of ours was posted last night the *Times *and the *Telegraph* joined the list of media outlets... more »

What’s an SHA, and what’s it doing in my park?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*Guest post by SDR* So what exactly are these 'Special Housing Areas' (or in 'modern PC acronym speak' - SHAs), that are continuously being bandied about by every local and governmental mouthpiece for whom the media fixatedly quote or provide a microphone? Apparently, they are the magic panacea for the growing demand for housing throughout Auckland and many other growing centres within the country (whether affordable or otherwise remains to be seen). According to the Auckland Council: *''Special Housing Areas are a tool provided for within the Council's agreement with the Gove... more »

The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense founded on the Christian religion by Jim Walker

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense founded on the Christian religion by Jim Walker Originated: 11 Apr. 1997 Additions: 26 Dec. 2004 Many Religious Right activists have attempted to rewrite history by asserting that the United States government derived from Christian foundations, that our Founding Fathers originally aimed for a Christian nation. This idea simply does not hold to the historical evidence. Of course many Americans did practice Christianity, but so also did many believe in deistic philosophy. Indeed, most of our influential Founding... more »

Why are the Right Endorsing Liz Kendall?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
I'm not talking about the right of the Labour Party, but the *proper right*. People like *The Sun*. People like "helpful" Tories telling any hack who cares to listen that she is the candidate they most fear. People like heads of business who like what she has to say about deficit determinism and "living within our means". Of course, it's most unlikely these people will be calling for a Labour vote in 2020 whether Liz is leader or not. After all, a section of Britain's establishment remain forever uncomfortable with our party's progressive potential and would rather not have it in of... more »

Bill Whittle: Death By Dynasties: Jeb, Hillary, and Disaster!...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*just say no.* Wouldn't you think in a country with 320 plus million people we could find someone other than a Clinton or a Bush?

Russian President Putin: 'Russia Isn’t Responsible For Causing The Ukraine Conflict'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CBS News*: *Putin: Ukraine war not our fault, U.S. must stop meddling* *Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday the war raging in eastern Ukraine would stop if Kiev implemented measures agreed to late last year in Minsk, and all the weapons in the region wouldn't even be there if the country's leaders hadn't tried to impose their NATO aspirations by force on thousands of people who didn't share them.* *In a question-and-answer session during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin did not, however, repeat his government's denial that Russian troops and milita... more »

After Much Publicity And Debate The US Is Only Training Fewer Than 200 Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Here’s how badly the Pentagon effort to train Syrian rebels is lagging* *Less than 200 moderate Syrian rebels have started training with U.S. military advisers through a new Pentagon-run program, and none has graduated, a Defense Department spokesman said Thursday.* *The program, run at training sites in Jordan and Turkey, was developed to help the rebels counter the Islamic State, which has control of broad areas in Iraq, and exercises even greater sway in Syria. Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday that more than 6,000 rebels have been recr... more »

Islamic State Vs. Al Qaeda On Social Media

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Islamic State seen overtaking al Qaeda in South Asia social media war* *Islamist militant propaganda websites and social media accounts in South Asia are promoting Islamic State at the expense of al Qaeda, analysts said on Friday, highlighting the rivalry between the two global militant groups.Disaffected Taliban factions have started to look toward Islamic State, impressed by its rapid capture of territory in Syria and Iraq, though there is no evidence it is providing substantial material support to the Taliban.The popularity of IS comes at the expense of al Qaeda... more »

Turbulent Times Show Tonight At 8PM CDT (9PM EDT) On Blogtalk Radio Delayed!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I just had the word from Whitewraithe that she has to cancel out on tonight's planned Turbulent Times show.... I was still hoping that she would be up for a show, but circumstances beyond our control forced her to cancel... My apologies to my readership.... We will try again very soon, and I will again do my best to alert everyone well in advance when that happens. More to come NTS

Four of Memphis's Worst Charters with the Best Political Connections Will Remain Open

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
Since Gates and the oligarchs put Supt. Dorsey Hopson in charge of the charterization of public schools in Memphis, Shelby County Schools has been in a lather to close as many "low-performing" schools as possible. Early in 2014, Hopson was adamant that it all comes down to poor student achievement and that the children have suffered long enough. The emergency had been declared, and no one could wait another year or another month for low-scoring schools to improve. Early in 2013, eleven public schools were targeted for conversion, and in in 2014, thirteen more were put on the list f... more »

When a PC professor talks to sane people

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Milan Kohout is a man who attended the same basic school as I did when I was 8-10 (but he did so many years before me). He was a dissident in the communist Czechoslovakia. At some point, he emigrated to the U.S. and moved to Roxbury, a black neighborhood in Boston. He became a radical fighter against the evil called the white people, and a super hardcore communist despising the money, banks, and the European and American civilization. He is an "artist" – see some Google images associated with his name. We have been in the Czechoslovak pub in Boston (e.g. Harvard pub) together many t...more »

Greek deposit outflows reach about $1.3 billion Friday: bankers

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/19/us-eurozone-greece-banks-idUSKBN0OZ1R020150619 Markets | Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:41am EDT *Greek deposit outflows reach about $1.3 billion Friday: bankers* ATHENS Greeks pulled more money from banks on Friday with outflows estimated at around 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion), bringing the total outflow for the week to about 4.2 billion euros, three bankers told Reuters on Friday. *"Today was a more difficult day compared to yesterday," one of the bankers said. "Monday will likely be tough as well."* Earlier on Friday, the European Central Bank ... more »

Narcissus Made Him Do It

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 10 hours ago
You might be familiar with Dexter, the fictional sociopathic killer with the heart of gold whose life is a constant struggle with his so-called "dark passenger." Dexter keeps his inner nasty twin (sort of a Super-Id, actually) in check by getting a job as a blood-spatter pattern analyst with the Miami Police Department, thus getting all kinds of insider info on some truly evil guys and gals even nastier than himself. Sometimes he slips up and gets caught torturing and killing his fellow psychos. But, like any sociopath worth his salt, he can fast-talk his way out of pickles that wou... more »

VIDEO: First Nation Audrey Siegl takes on Shell drilling rig at sea

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Absolutely inspiring. Watch First Nation activist Audrey Siegl stand up to Shell's Arctic rig. http://grnpc.org/IgtHg  Audrey Siegl said, "I've got my warrior face on." Audrey to Shell drilling rig at sea, with swimmers were in the water: "No tar sands, no pipeline, no Arctic drilling! You have no consent! You are not welcome!" Audrey describes how she was empowered by confronting

Do Democrats Trust Obama Not to Sign TPA Without TAA?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Why Washington State senators need the Export-Import Bank to be reauthorized* *by Gaius Publius* House Democrats, 28 of them, handed Obama and House Republicans a win by passing Fast Track, called Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA, as a stand-alone bill. The bill yoked to it by the Senate — an "assistance for workers" bill called TAA — was cut loose. Fast Track now goes back to the Senate for consideration by itself. You'll see much analysis of the various ways this could play out. But the bottom line in the Senate is, do Democrats, who passed TPA when TAA was part of the packag... more »

Fiscal Irresponsibility 29, On the so-called DBM "Underspending" in 2014

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
A physician friend posted this report last week. Many of his friends (except me of course) blasted the "underspending". The report says, *Abad attributed the sluggish spending mainly to the "structural weaknesses within national government agencies and government owned-or-controlled corporations (GOCCS), (42 percent); peculiar problems of small agencies (30 percent); savings generated from lower interest payments and net lending (14 percent); others reasons beyond the control of the agencies (12 percent); refocusing of efforts to Yolanda rehabilitation and recovery (1 percent); an... more »

Kate Hudson nude - well in a skin coloured bikini - A Friday Night Rule 5 Post

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
Kate Hudson Models a Teeny Bikini – and Flaunts Her Insane Abs – While Vacationing in Greece 91SHARES 110 Comments subscribe now [image: Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn Vacation in Greece] Kate Hudson soaking up the on the island of Skiathos. In an Instagram snapshot, Hudson showcased her fit physique while laying on the edge of a pool in a nude-colored two-piece with a body chain and sunglasses.

Chocolate Covered S'Mores

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored There is just something about s'mores. The chocolate with the marshmallows roasted over the fire. It takes me back to my childhood. When I was little, my family went camping every summer. We would have fires and s'mores, they are some of my happiest childhood memories. Memories I hope to recreate with my kids. The past couple of years, some thing has stopped us from being able to head out with a tent, last year it was having a brand new ... more »

Ayotzinapa Mystery: Was Disappeared Student an Active Duty Soldier?

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Ayotzinapa Mystery: Was Disappeared Student an Active Duty Soldier?By Frontera NorteSur Censored News In a story that puts a new twist on the fates of 43 forcibly disappeared students in Mexico, Proceso magazine has reported that one of the students may have been an active member of the Mexican military. The news came in response to a written request filed by Proceso reporter Ezequiel

The Difference between Talent and Skill

WTStaff at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Video - *The difference between talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. The post The Difference between Talent and Skill appeared first on Waking Times.

Yemen Peace Talks In Geneva Have Collapsed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Yemen peace talks in Geneva collapse* *Foreign Minister Riad Yassin says his delegation plans to leave the negotiations and return to Riyadh on Saturday.* *The Yemen peace talks in the Swiss city of Geneva have collapsed, with the foreign minister of the government-in-exile blaming the Houthi representatives of refusing to meet with them. * *Foreign Minister Riad Yassin told Al Jazeera on Friday that his delegation plans to leave the negotiations and return to Saudi Arabia on Saturday.* *"Until this time we have not achieved anything. Unfortunately, still the Houth... more »

NATO - Russian Jet Interceptions Continue To Rise

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
An RAF Typhoon (bottom) intercepts two Russian MiG 31 Foxhound Fighters, as senior RAF sources warn that the number of Russian incursions has reached a peak not seen 'in living memory' *Daily Mail*: *Pictured: The dramatic moment RAF Typhoons intercepted Russian MiG fighters, spy planes and bombers heading towards Nato exercise in biggest act of provocation since the Cold War* * Typhoon fighters scrambled four times in 36 hours to intercept Russians * Vladimir Putin deployed MiG 31 Foxhound Fighters, bombers and spy craft * It is thought to be the first time state-of-the-art F... more »

U.S. State Department: Global Terror Attacks Rise 35% In 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate on vehicles taken from Iraqi security forces, at a street in city of Mosul, June 12, 2014. Reuters/Stringer *Reuters*: *Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014: State Department* *Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 percent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.* *In its annual report on terrorism, the department also charts an unprecedented flow of foreign fi... more »

World News Briefs -- June 19, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Charleston 'killer' wanted to start a race war: Pill-popping suspect admits planning attack for SIX MONTHS - but he 'almost backed out when the black church-goers he murdered were so nice to him'* * * Dylann Roof was pictured being taken away from the Shelby, North Carolina police department on Thursday, just hours after he was arrested thanks to member of the public who recognized him and called 911* * * He was extradited back to South Carolina on Thursday night and has a bail hearing on Friday* * * South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said they will push for the deat... more »

Money or Environment – What is Motivating US Cities to Switch to Renewable Power?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Anna Hunt - *Policy makers and utilities companies realize the environmental impact of our dependence on fossil fuels. Is this the reason many are purchasing renewable power? The post Money or Environment – What is Motivating US Cities to Switch to Renewable Power? appeared first on Waking Times.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 19, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Jonathan Bergner, Real Clear Defense:* *A Way Forward on Ballistic Missile Defense* *For several years now, one of the biggest debates regarding missile defense in Congress has been surrounding whether or not to construct a new interceptor site on the East Coast of the United States. Supporters of a more comprehensive missile shield for the U.S. homeland – including myself – have long suggested that an East Coast site would improve our ability to ensure the destruction of an incoming missile from a rogue regime such as Iran or North Korea. And so it would. However, in an environm... more »

Russia Is Now 'At War' With Europe's Courts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Linda Kinstler, Politico: **Yukos shareholders declare war on Russia’s assets* *Properties in France, Belgium, the U.S. and the U.K. will be seized in the $50 billion suit.Belgian and French authorities have moved to seize Russian assets in connection with a lawsuit brought by the former majority owner of Yukos Oil Company, which won a $50 billion claim against the Russian Federation last year.The assets are the first to be publicly identified in the suit, which could eventually ensnare properties belonging to Russian state-owned companies like Gazprom, Rosneft, and RT.Th... more »

Why Governments Promote Deadly Nuclear Energy & Ban Beneficial Hemp

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
* Ethan Indigo Smith - *Let's juxtapose the most dangerous and cancerous globally promoted system in the world, nuclear energy, with the most practical and medicinal plant in the world: hemp. The post Why Governments Promote Deadly Nuclear Energy & Ban Beneficial Hemp appeared first on Waking Times.

Reliability criteria for exception to hearsay rule under principled approach

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
R. v. Taylor, 2015 ONCA 448: [70] The reliability requirement refers to threshold reliability, not ultimate reliability, and thus reflects the distinction between the admission of evidence and reliance upon it: *Khelawon*, at para. 2; and *Youvarajah*, at paras. 23-24. It is for the trial judge to determine whether the proponent of the evidence has established threshold reliability. Where the evidence is admitted, it is for the jury to determine how much or little they will believe of it and rely upon it in reaching their conclusion about the adequacy of the case for the Crown... more »

As We Consider the Words of Pope Francis on Climate Change.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Pando is an 80,000 year old aspen grove in Utah that shares the same root system. Pando is the largest and oldest Earth organism.

MISTAKENLY TAKEN FOR SMART: Donald Trump channeled by Dylann Roof!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015Part 4—Maddow didn’t dislike him:* With apologies, the lost, deranged soul known as Dylann Roof is said to have had a rationale for his recent conduct. With apologies, three reporters explain his thinking in today’s New York Times. We offer this with apologies—apologies for the ugly derangement of this lost soul’s thoughts: CORASANITI (6/19/15): Witnesses to the killings said the gunman asked for the pastor when he entered the church, and sat next to Mr. Pinckney during the Bible study. They said that almost an hour after he arrived, the gunman suddenly stoo... more »

A Look At Israel's 'Secret War' In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
In Israel's Golan Heights, residents can see smoke rising from the Syrian village of Ahmadiyah. Baz Ratner/Reuters *Assaf Uni, Newsweek*: *Inside Israel’s Secret War in Syria* *It was a random, friendly encounter between a soldier and a convicted terrorist. In February, Sudki al-Makt was driving through the Golan Heights, a mountainous plateau that Israel has occupied since 1973, when he arrived at a military base near the Syrian border. An Israeli soldier came out to ask him to turn around, and the two struck up a conversation.A resident of the Golan and a supporter of Syria—Is... more »

Israel Prepares For The Day When Syria's Civil War Is At Its Borders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
The Israeli early warning station on Mount Hermon, above the cloud line on the Golan Heights. Photograph: STR New/Reuters *The Guardian*: *Israelis watch intently as Syrian rebel forces approach Golan Heights border* *Fate of Druze minority a source of growing concern on both sides of ceasefire line as Islamist fighters close in on Bashar al-Assad’s southern strongholds* *The top of Mount Hermon bristles with the golfball antennae, surveillance masts and bunkers that make up Israel’s northernmost intelligence base. Damascus is a blur in the distance, but the villages on the edge... more »

Saudi Arabia's War Effort Is Struggling

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Saudi army artillery fire shells toward Houthi positions from the Saudi border with Yemen, April 13, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser) *Al-Monitor:* *Saudis' war effort struggles on three fronts* *Saudi Arabia’s aggressive, interventionist foreign policy has so far led it to wage two external wars in addition to an ongoing battle on the domestic front. The government does not appear to be fighting the three campaigns with the same degree of commitment and dedication, but more important, none of its battles is yet to result in victory.* *Riyadh's war against the Islamic Stat... more »

How Can You Use Animals to Heal?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Tanaaz - *Animals have also long been used in hospitals as part of therapy programs for those recovering from severe illnesses. The post How Can You Use Animals to Heal? appeared first on Waking Times.

Lunar Limited Hang Out...by Jet Wintzer

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
Grissom, White, and Chaffee pose in front of their Apollo/Saturn IB space vehicle on the launch pad,ten days before a cabin fire that claimed their lives When I wrote this post about the Apollo Hoax the other day, I must confess I had only watched half of this video. As luck would have it....the first half of the video sucks you in with its carefully researched examination of little known "tells" in the photography of the Lunar Landings...things like strings and bags flapping in the wind in the airless vacuum of the moon...shadows and "colour rainbows" where there shouldn't be any... more »

We are our own God I believe

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe.We are our own God I believe. I could have repeated the message more for those that do not believe.

Holy Hypocrisy!

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
The politically correct concern trolls are all upset because Bernie Sanders rallied for pension rights on Thursday instead of sanctimoniously bowing his head and quoting the Bible in the wake of our most recent mass shooting. He stood up for workers and unions right next to one of those "solemn vigils" held by the same politicians who suck at the teat of the military-industrial complex and wouldn't know how to give peace a chance if their lives depended on it. "On a day when the national conversation is focused on the attack and victims and not presidential politics -- not to mentio... more »

Friday Beaver Greek tragedy edition

Demeur at Demeur - 13 hours ago
Beavers don't need home loans and you may not like the second act Mrs Lincoln. Greece that ancient bastion of democracy is slowly crumbling along with the rest of the world. Question remains will it take everybody else down in the process? Democracy a system of government whereby the majority of people rule either directly or by representation. Demos = people Kratos = power or rule. And it's the only reason Greece has the government it does because neither the banks nor the corporations could buy off the government there. What does it all mean one might ask? Banks are trying the... more »

Stop Arms Race in Space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago

The tech exists and it costs pennies if people really are our biggest resouce

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
We can do it all today we do not need no stinking future but why not? Cause some rich ass holes like living like Gods and it admit it we are wired that way but the Star Trek system which I believe the educated will call commusinus is the answer Probe the people in the barrio they are happier and more content than those living in glass towers on the top floor with glass walls and guilty conscience Conunimissm has never actually been tried democray has been and it Germany it seems successful; but with tech it will be obsolete so we will need a new model

You Can Track Russian Spy Planes On The Internet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Aviationist*: *A new Russian spyplane skirted the airspace of eastern Ukraine today* *A new Russian Air Force Tu-214R could be tracked as it flew close to the border with Ukraine.* *Social media are going frenzy after a Russian Air Force Tu-214R was spotted and tracked on the Internet, by means of its ADS-B transponder signals detected by Flightradar24 collecting stations, as it flew from Kazan to Crimea and back, closely following the border between Russia and Ukraine on Jun. 18.* *Built by the Kazan Aircraft Production Association’s (KAPO) and flown from the company’s a... more »

2015 Eva Bill and Ed news

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 14 hours ago
Former Murdoch journalist, Eilish De Avalon interviews Eva Brockbrader, wife of Navy Seal Team 9 member, Bill Brockbrader on his involvement with Edward Snowden's safe passage out of America.

With Greece's Banks Facing Imminent Default The ECB Rushes In To Provide An Emergency Lifeline

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Financial Times*: *ECB green light for increase in emergency loans to Greek banks* *The European Central Bank has approved an increase in emergency loans to Greece’s banking system after eurozone finance ministers failed to strike a deal to prevent it from defaulting on its debts.* *The move, which is by a smaller amount than Greece had requested, comes as Greek banks have continued to suffer withdrawals. * *The ECB has been providing Greece’s banks with a lifeline by sanctioning so-called emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) requested by the Bank of Greece, the country’s centra... more »

How Will The War Against Islamic State End?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Displaced Sunni people fleeing the violence in Ramadi, cross a bridge on the outskirts of Baghdad, May 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer *Peter Apps, Reuters:* *How will the war against Islamic State end?* *“Tell me how this ends,” U.S. Army General David Petraeus said in 2003, not long after the invasion of Iraq. What started as a private comment to a journalist later became his mantra.* *It was a bold question, designed to cut through messy thinking from other officials as Washington tried to find its way out of the conflict. The result, of course, was much more complex than the U.S. mi... more »

Bill C51 fucking vote

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
No need for Steve face here It means nothing realy just a get out of jail card for what has been long reality will it make things worse sure but its nothing new we have been spying upon ourselves for generations and as we see in Game of Thrones those with an ear to hear the little birds rise to power If you object fucking vote.

Living in a post Van World

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
I live my life in a Kurt Vonnegut way where so it goes is normal and we should never expect our daughter to marry Jerry Rivers But the butt of the butt smells funny in that statement as in everything every human ever said there is always and angle on sincere we can not speak a word without telling some kind of lie if a statement is universal it will not apply to every situation and if we talk about love it changes more the the weather and its a harbinger for climate change for sure love knows when the thermostat determines the relationship one is hot and the other cold this is our planet... more »

Gaia Portal: Movements of Celestials among Gaia inhabitants reaches into depths of all

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Movements of Celestials among Gaia inhabitants reaches into depths of all* by ÉirePort Movements of Celestials among Gaia inhabitants reaches into depths of all. Resonance factors increase, to amplify effects of Higher Dimensional incomings. Storms of Light impress, on both outer and inner visibilities. Fortunes of Delights are inwardly realized, and accepted. ÉirePort | June 19, 2015 at 11:11 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-v3

Is that a Sombrarro or just a big head?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Perceptions is reality and reality has been so distorted recently you can live a hundred years from a cell phone and still feel the effects of the reality distortion field We have free trade with Mexico which really means we must all live on beans because the wage paid there can only give such sustenance and we should accept that plan because the God of free trade has spoken not alone but also in an Adam Smith Voice Yes lets govern our economy which is just a artificial construct by the voice of a guy who died 300 years ago Maybe medicine should adopt the same mindset and let barbers d... more »

Happy Midsummer's Eve 2015

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
*Tonight, the 19th of June 2015 is the big celebration in the Nordic countries.* Source: http://www.banckfam.org/banckfam/index.php?in=area

1829 - Baron Rothschild Purchases Jerusalem

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 28, 1829 * *"JERUSALEM - There is a report that the Rothschilds have purchased Jerusalem! **We see nothing improbable that in the pecuniary distress of the sultan, he should sell some parts of his dominions to preserve the rest; or that the Rothschilds should purchase the old capital of their nation. * *They are wealthy beyond desire, perhaps even avarice; and so situated, it is quite reasonable to suppose that they may seek something else to gratify their ambition, that shall produce most important effects. * *If secured in the posse... more »

Suddenly Chris Van Hollen Votes Against A Free Trade Agreement-- First Time In Ten Years-- Primaries Work!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Van Hollen doesn't like having his feet held to the fire Yesterday, Congressman Chris Van Hollen broke with his New Dem allies and his own legislative record by joining with the vast majority of Democrats to oppose Fast Track authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). Since coming to Congress, Congressman Van Hollen has voted in favor of nine free trade agreements but, in a signal of the growing clout of progressive leaders like Congresswoman Donna Edwards, he opposed a free trade agreement for the first time in a decade. The last ten years have seen Van Hollen supp... more »

Last Weekend's Bird Tally

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 15 hours ago
It was after doing my write ups about my trip to BC that I realized I failed to mention the birds that I saw so I will make up for my somewhat embarrassing oversight here. I should start off by saying that I was very pleased with my excursion tally. Prior to my trip I had a total of 18 birds recorded for the year. When I do my big spring outings and see 10-12 species during the course of a day, I consider that a pretty good day. For this trip, I figured seeing 15-20 species, which I felt was quite doable, would have me over the moon. So how did I do? I saw a total of 26 birds ... more »

Should The U.S. Build A Cruise Missile Shield Network To Deter Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A JLENS aerostat is seen on White Sands Missile Range. White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs Defense One: *Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield To Defend US Cities From Russia * The military moves to set up an expensive sensor-and-shooter network, but is the threat real? The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles. The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to netwo... more »

Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*Pope Francis takes a cue from "The Sparrow"... -AK* http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-18/pope-francis-calls-new-global-political-authority-save-humanity *Pope Francis Calls For A New Global Political Authority To Save Humanity* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/18/2015 21:00 -0400 Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, *Pope Francis says that global warming is a fact and that a new global political authority is necessary in order to save humanity from utter disaster.* The new encyclical that was scheduled to be released on Thursday has been leaked... more »

Are The Chinese Now Going To 'Bug' The Waldorf Astoria Hotel In New York City?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CBS*: *Officials Raise Spying Concerns After Chinese Company Plans Renovation At Waldorf Astoria* *NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Waldorf Astoria has been hosting presidents and dignitaries for decades.* *But now, the State Department and the White House are checking out of the iconic hotel.* *As CBS2’s Sonia Rincon reported, a Chinese insurance company called Anbang bought the Waldorf Astoria from the Hilton Corporation last fall.* *But this fall, some diplomats and possibly even the President Barack Obama will be staying at the Palace Hotel while in town for the United Nation... more »

Blackmail and the Medical Vaccine Exemption By Barbara Loe Fisher (with video)

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 15 hours ago
[image: NVICstandup] NVICstandup *May 20, 2015* Vaccine providers giving vaccines do not know whether the odds will be in your favor. Vaccines are being recommended and given in a vacuum of knowledge and vaccine policymakers know it. Read the referenced commentary at www.NVIC.org.


urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
[image: grindall61] grindall61 *Jun 1, 2015* Shock photos in the newspaper that prove with 100% accuracy that the construction of the wildlands project and controlled cities is underway.

Nanoparticles Enable Remote Control Brains Via Magnetic Field: New Study

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
Thursday, June 18, 2015 By Nicholas West A couple of years ago, a story emerged about scientists working on "Smart Dust" - nanoparticles that could be employed as sensor networks for a range of security and environmental applications. This was followed by the more literal version of Smart Dust, which was designed to open pathways to establish a human brain-computer interface. The brain system was labeled "Neural Dust" and was intended to "monitor the brain from the inside." Inventors speculated that a network of nanoparticles injected into the brain could measure electrical activit... more »

Saudis to Offer Putin a Deal He Can't Refuse?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*June 19, 2015* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - It is reported that Saudi Arabia will be sending a delegation to Moscow for the purpose of once again attempting to lure Russia away from its current interests in the Middle East, and into line behind Riyadh and its underwriters in Washington. However, vacillating in the past between toothless threats and absurd promises of lavish economic deals, the Saudis have accomplished only one thing in their recent string of diplomatic maneuvering, that is to telegraph immense weakness and desperation ahead of their next visit. Indeed, if on Earth th... more »

Health Benefits of Walnuts

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Meme - *Here are 11 reasons for adding more walnuts to your diet. The post Health Benefits of Walnuts appeared first on Waking Times.

Look Upon My Works, Ye Mighty

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://beamingnotes.com/ Stephen Harper wants to build a monument to the victims of Communism. Critics call it a misplaced monstrosity. But while those critics bemoan the ugliness of the proposed monument, Harper has been busy constructing a much uglier monument to himself. It's called Bill C-51. Michael Harris writes: C-51 is the transparent and triumphant work of someone who likes martial authority, likes being photographed around people in uniform, likes dishing out punishment to anyone who crosses him, and wants to turn Canada int... more »

Secret DARPA Mind Control Project Revealed: Leaked Document

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
Monday, July 29, 2013 *Whistleblower Reveals Military Mind Control Project At Major University* *Activist Post* What if the government could change people's moral beliefs or stop political dissent through remote control of people's brains? Sounds like science fiction, right? Well, a leaked document reveals that the US government, through DARPA research, is very close to accomplishing this. Activist Post was recently contacted by an anonymous whistleblower who worked on a secret ongoing mind-control project for DARPA. The aim of the program is to remotely disrupt political dissent a... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up, 6/19/2015”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up, 6/19/2015”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "A picture is worth a thousand words, and here is a picture of an unfolding calamity in California. Check out the latest drought map of the state. Almost 100% of the state is in severe drought conditions. Many parts of the West are also experiencing drought, but California is ground-zero. This is a huge food growing region, and the state has just started restricting water to agriculture. This is a vast problem not only for the U.S., but the entire world, and there is no end in sight. California is a state with a p... more »

Apollo Moon Mission - the world's greatest fraud that reaped trillion$ for the Cabal.

Jason Leewig at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 18 hours ago
Ever wonder why we could not get back to the moon after 45 years? For starters, what we witnessed through the grainy Tell-Us-Lies_Vision were pre-recorded grade-B studio production videos which were fraudulently broadcast as live (lie) footage. Just like all the 911 lie (live) broadcasts on the morning of Sept 11, 2001. Here are the compilation of all the evidence (lies, astroliars, camera discrepancies, physical impossibilities and just pure fiction). editor note: this is a continuous compilation. please return to check for updates. Astronauts gone wild an investigation into the a... more »

Extortionist Traffic Enforcers in Ortigas, Pasig City

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
This story was reported by Kicker Daily News last December. It's about some traffic enforcers in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, who extort money from hapless motorists. Vehicles going to Edsa should be in the middle to right lane. The traffic officers would flag down motorists in the middle lane and insist that they were using the left lane and hence, should be penalized for traffic violation. It is time consuming to argue with these officers, and even more time consuming to redeem one's driver's license at their office + pay the penalty. So they extort money and the... more »

Boeing Retains Minuteman Guidance Systems Support Contract

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: LGM-30 (Minuteman III) missile]Boeing will continue maintaining guidance systems for the nation’s Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile fleet under a recently announced indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapon Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The contract has a potential maximum value of $466.5 million. Boeing, which has held the work exclusively since 1996, remains the sole provider of Minuteman repair services through 2021. “Boeing has decades of experience maintaining these intricately designed missile guidance s... more »

Selex ES receives contract to provide Gabbiano radar for Brazilian KC-390s

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: KC-390]Finmeccanica – Selex ES has received a contract from Embraer Defense & Security to provide an undisclosed number of Gabbiano T20 radar systems for the KC-390 transport aircraft procured by the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB). Deliveries will begin this year. Gabbiano is an X-band radar capable of delivering high accurate ISR, search and rescue and patrol missions on sea, coast and land. Based on a solid-state transmitter, it offers high resolution imagery and superior detection ranges. Gabbiano comes equipped with a suite of modes including air-to-se... more »

France to supply key technology for BrahMos missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: PJ-10 BrahMos]France has agreed 'in principle' to India's request for a crucial internal guidance technology to be provided by French company Safran (Sagem) for the BrahMos missiles. The issue was discussed in a bilateral meeting between the French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian and visiting Indian Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh at a meeting in Paris on Wednesday. Singh told Media India Group in an exclusive interview in Paris that he had already discussed the issue with the senior management of Sagem, which of course had agreed to provi... more »

Russia Selling Mi-35M Attack Helicopters To Pakistan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mi-35 Hind (NAF 261)]According to Russian News Agency TASS, Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport has agreed to sell advanced Mil Mi-35M (Hind E) combat helicopters to Pakistan. Although the initial contract apparently just calls for the delivery of four attack helicopters, political and military analysts say the fact that Russia is selling its most advanced combat choppers to Pakistan is telling and another sign that Putin intends to to flex Russian military muscles all across the globe. Around a year ago, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov announced that Russia was liftin... more »

Russian Yak-130 Training Jet Being Lined Up For Sale As Fighter-Bomber To Foreign Customers, Including Syria

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Yak-130]Russia is considering plans to convert its Yakovlev Yak-130 combat training aircraft into a fighter-bomber for future foreign customers, possibly including the Syrian regime. The proposal, which was floated by an executive of the Russian state-owned weapons exporter Rosoboronexport at the Paris Air Show on Thursday, would offer air forces unable to afford high-end fighter jets a chance to operate a state-of-the-art machine that can fulfill several roles. “If they ask us for a fighter bomber, we may offer the Sukhoi-32. But if some client wants to have this plane (Y... more »

Pictured: The dramatic moment RAF Typhoons intercepted Russian MiG fighters, spy planes and bombers heading towards Nato exercise in biggest act of provocation since the Cold War

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RAF Typhoon and MiG-31 Foxhound]British warplanes scrambled to intercept nine Russian aircraft within hours after they flew menacingly close to the Baltic States in what was described as the biggest act of provocation since the Cold War. Moscow sent the world’s fastest supersonic fighter jet, along with spy planes and bombers to ‘snoop’ on Nato war games designed to send a ‘warning to Vladimir Putin’. A senior RAF source last night told the Daily Mail: ‘We’ve never had a period like this in living memory.’ Read more

Malaysia is a Typical Battleground for the Euro-Canards

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Dassault Rafale]At the ILA Berlin Airshow three years ago, the head of the European Defence Agency (EDA) publicly bemoaned the fact that the continent’s prime aerospace companies were engaged in damaging and wasteful competition to export three rival fighters. That nothing has changed was quite evident at the recent Langkawi International Marine and Aerospace (LIMA) airshow and exhibition in Malaysia. Dassault, Eurofighter and Saab were again scrapping to secure an order–from a country that hasn’t even allocated funding for the purchase and could buy American or Russian w... more »

Icebergs ahead for expensive US, UK aircraft carrier projects

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Wouldn't trust Australia to build a canoe? Check out the problems the United States is having with its new $17bn aircraft carrier. For $US17 billion a pop ($US13 billion if somebody else is paying for the research and development costs) you’d expect some big bangs for your buck. In the case of the US Navy’s latest and most advanced supercarrier, the glossy brochure certainly makes the promises. Read more

Sitting and experiencing gravitational redshift isn't enough for decoherence

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Most of the contemporary research into "foundations of quantum mechanics" isn't good, if I kindly and generously avoid the word "šit", and a recently celebrated 2013 paper Universal decoherence due to gravitational time dilation by Igor Pikovski, Magdalena Zych, Fabio Costa, and Časlav Brukner that just got published in Nature Physics (even though it has only collected 6-9 citations in those 18 months) isn't much better. Well, maybe it is *slightly* better than the worst papers in this category. It was enough to win some praise in Nude Socialist (probably because they mindlessly vi... more »

Arctic patrol vessels ‘really have started’ construction, says Irving president

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: CCGS John G. Diefenbaker]Irving Shipbuilding Inc. says the long wait is over. “The ships really have started,” Kevin McCoy, the company’s president, said at a news conference Thursday. Diane Finley, federal minister of public works and government services, cut a piece of steel destined for one of two “test modules” at Irving’s Marine Fabricators site in Dartmouth. McCoy said that piece and the modules would be part of the first of six Arctic offshore patrol vessels Irving is constructing as part of the federal shipbuilding contract. Read more

France Gave Advanced Shipbuilding Techniques to Russia Before Mistral Deal Frozen

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Sevastopol and Vladivostok LHD]France transferred several pieces of advanced technology and know-how to Russian shipbuilders before the Mistral warship deal was put on ice following Western sanctions, a news report said Thursday. “According to the contract between the Russian Defense Ministry and France's DCNS [shipbuilding company] there are three types of technology that were transferred,” said Alexei Diky, the director of military-industrial cooperation at Russia's massive state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), RIA Novosti reported. Under the 1.2 billion euro... more »

Russia Threatens Sweden With Military 'Consequences' If It Joins NATO Alliance, Report Says

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Swedish- and NATO flag]Sweden will face military “consequences” if it decides to abandon its trademark neutrality and join the NATO alliance, Russian Ambassador Viktor Tatarintsev reportedly told a Swedish newspaper Thursday. Sweden has expressed growing concern in recent months amid a noticeable uptick in Russian military activity, both in Eastern Europe and in the waters off Sweden’s coast. Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year and purported involvement in the eastern Ukraine conflict has led to calls in Sweden for increased cooperation with NATO. Tatarintsev told Swed... more »

Lift ban on blacklisted co for torpedo deal: Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Black Shark heavyweight torpedeo]What is the use of a gun without bullets? Or a shark, even if a metal one, without teeth? Using this logic, the Navy has sought a waiver from the government to ink the Rs 1,800 crore deal with Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica for torpedoes to arm its Scorpene submarines. With the first Scorpene INS Kalvari set to head for year-long extensive trials this August, Navy has pressed the panic button of "critical operational necessity" for the acquisition of 'Black Shark' torpedoes from Finmeccanica subsidiary Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquel (... more »

Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield To Defend US Cities From Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Aerostat JLENS]The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles. The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with sensor-laden aerostat balloons hovering over U.S. cities and with coastal warships equipped with sensors and interceptor missiles of their own. One of those generals is Adm. William Gortney, who leads U.S. Northern Command, or NORTHCOM,... more »

Roadside Air Can be More Charged Than Under a High-Voltage Power Line

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Someone has actually checked out what all happens and here we are. It is nothing like folks think. what is shown again is that we still underestimate the effect of exhaust gas. That makes it rather nice that all that will disappear soon enough. In the meantime we all forget that a cable does set up a strong magnetic field whose effect is real enough and is best simply avoided. For the same reason i am not inclined to sleep beside a transformer. Ionization may well be the least of it all. Otherwise, protection is easy enough with a little chicken wire.. *Roadside air c... more »

Brain's Reaction to Certain Words Could Replace Passwords

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This would solve the whole annoying problem. You ask for access and the machine taps your brainwave and then throws out a three random words. The probability of a false call would drop to negligible and you have done nothing except show up and asked for access. I like it and i suspect that technical issues will be solvable. Definitely a novel solution... *.* *Brain's reaction to certain words could replace passwords* *Sarah Laszlo, an assistant professor of Psychology, is photographed at her laboratory in Science IV. Image courtesy Jonathan Cohen, Binghamton University phot... more »

Russain Physicists From Study Laser Beam Compressed into Thin Filament

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is very intriguing and it looks to be important commercially. I suspect that the future of modern physics will tend more and more into optical methods. This is showing us how to manipulate materials and light to provide complex solutions. All good work and we will follow developments. Optics is both simple and sophisticated enough to challenge everyone. . * Russain physicists from study laser beam compressed into thin filament* * The supercontinuum generation is in an optical fiber. The input is composed of infrared pulses, and the output includes practically the whole... more »

The Woman Who Could Move Objects With Her Mind

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
There are two rare phenomena that can be addressed successfully. One the subject of this remarkable vstory and the second is telepathic communication. We now know enough to understand that our entire living body is directly managed by our 'astral' body at the cellular level. This astral body exists in order to do just this and it will hold together for some time after death but then dissolve to release the spirit body which retains our consciousness and our memories. All this is happening at the second tier of matter and is certainly able to also manipulate gravity and shar... more »

New Research Says Blue Eyes Originated From a Single Ancient Ancestor Thousands of Years Ago

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is amusing to know that i am related to that singular SOB. However this happens to be a powerful demonstration regarding how conservative our genetic flow truly is. It only took seven thousand years for a meaningful percentage of the human race to express this gene. What this also tells us is that the gene pool of say the Haida Indians will be absorbed into the human gene pool generally within several thousands of years and a lot sooner locally. It also confirms beautifully my estimation of the absorbed Indian gene pool of Eastern North America. It simply got absorbed ir... more »

Scientists Come a Step Closer to "Regrowing" Limbs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: The decellularized rat forelimb is injected with muscle and vascular cells] This could mean that it will become possible to decellularize an entire body and then transplant a brain. That is extreme but we are certainly doing it already in part. It is still far from ideal but that will happen when we grow the components fresh. That is coming too. Body regeneration will become a universal standard regardless. It means that any failed component can be replaced with a biological that matches past performance. Mechanicals will become obsolete and disability will bec... more »

A Documentary On A Russian Female Soldier Battalion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* This is actually a serious production .... and it is a big hit in Russia. The above video is Episode 1 .... *Episode 3* and *Episode 5* are my favorites. :)

Oak Flat National Caravan Schedule

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Also see:  Grijalva introduces bill to repeal Oak Flat giveaway to copper mining                 http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2015/06/grijalva-introduces-bill-to-repeal.html

RCMP Terror Patsies Update

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 22 hours ago
*Apple Core* Looks like the "real" trial of Canada's very own terror patsies (John Nuttall and Amanda Korody) will be delayed past the previously set July date because *CSIS* has not yet provided the information requested by the Defense. Although John Nuttall and Amanda Korody have been found guilty on two terrorism charges, *they have yet to be formally convicted of plotting to murder and maim by planting explosive devices at the Legislature for 2013 Canada Day celebrations.* The second phase of their B.C. Supreme Court trial — at which the judge considers whether* the RCMP acte... more »

Economic News , Data and Views ( June 19 , 2015 ) Greece State of Play ( Following Thursday Expected But Still Disappointing Failure To Agree At EWG , An Emergency Leaders Summit Now Set For Monday - June 22nd --- further examining the full state of play with views from different perspectives on the complex Greece situation ) ..... Broader Europe ( Denmark , ECB , Russia , Energy Geopolitics )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 22 hours ago
Tweets..... Enjoy your coffee and read - updated at tweet feed during the day... Evening roundup.... fred walton retweeted *Kathimerini English *‏@ekathimerini 4h 4 hours ago Anti-austerity and pro-euro rallies in Athens on Sunday, Monday http:// dlvr.it/BGLfFv fred walton retweeted *Manos Giakoumis* ‏@ManosGiakoumis 5h 5 hours ago #Greece deposit outflows at €1.3 bln on Fri to a total of €4.5 bln this week (Mon: €600mln, Tue:750, Wen:850, Thu:€1bln) (via @MegaGegonota) fred walton retweeted *Pierre Briançon* ‏@pierrebri 5h 5 hours ago Less than €2bln ELA vs... more »

Is this a great country or what? The Guardian: "Every state in the US fails to comply with international standards on the lethal use of force by law enforcement officers, according to a report by Amnesty International USA."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 22 hours ago
------------------------------ All 50 US states fail to meet global police use of force standards, report finds Amnesty International report describes ‘shocking lack of fundamental respect for the sanctity of human life’ as nine states have no laws to deal with police force Police response to protests across the country in the wake of several high-profile police shootings point to a need for better use of standards, says Amnesty. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images Every state in the US fails to comply with international standards on the lethal use of force by law enforcemen... more »

The Growing Military Role of Kalingrad For The Russian Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Radio Free Europe:* *Kaliningrad, Moscow's Military Trump Card * *Russia is pouring troops and weapons -- including missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads -- into its western exclave of Kaliningrad at such a rate that the region is now one of Europe's most militarized places.A NATO official, writing to RFE/RL on condition of anonymity, said that Moscow is stationing "thousands of troops, including mechanized and naval infantry brigades, military aircraft, modern long-range air defense units and hundreds of armored vehicles in the territory."The military activity in Kal... more »

Did A US Strike Kill A Key Jihadist In Libya?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Al Qaeda Denies U.S. Strike Killed Key Jihadist in Libya* *Al Qaeda’s branch in North Africa, in a stinging statement issued Thursday, denied that the jihadist leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar had been killed in an American airstrike in Libya this week.* *“In the face of these fallacies, and so that we do not leave our Muslim nation as prey to these lies,” the statement issued by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said, using a nom de guerre for Mr. Belmokhtar, “the jihadist commander Khaled Abou Abbas is still alive and kicking and wandering the land of God.”* *It was t... more »

Islamic State Continues To Expand In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*McClatchy News*: *Chaos in Libya paves way for Islamic State expansion* *MISRATA, Libya — Benefiting from Libya’s political chaos, Islamic State militants are consolidating their base in the city of Sirte and grabbing new territory, pushing back fighters from Misrata.* *Libya’s two dueling governments, one based in Tripoli and the other based in Beida and Tobruk in the country’s east, are running dangerously low of cash as they back armed groups against each other, allowing the Islamic State to exploit the rift to grab territory.* *The Tripoli-based government, known as Libya Daw... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“The largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies lies in our neighboring galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Were the Tarantula Nebula at the distance of the Orion Nebula - a local star forming region - it would take up fully half the sky. *Click image for larger size.* Also called 30 Doradus, the red and pink gas indicates a massive emission nebula, although supernova remnants and dark nebula also exist there. The bright knot of stars left of center is called R136 and contains many of the most massive, hottest, and brightest stars known.... more »

Chet Raymo, "The iPhone Way of Happiness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"The iPhone Way of Happiness"* by Chet Raymo "Humans spend a lot of time thinking about stuff other than the activity they are currently engaged in, such as things that happened in the past, things that might happen in the future, or things that might never happen at all. Psychologists call this "stimulus-independent thought" or "mind wandering." I reckon it's what the rest of us call day dreaming. Presumably, it's this capacity of the human mind to wander that enables us to learn, reason and plan. But does it make us happy? Is living in the moment the secret of bliss, as some guru... more »

As Brian Williams takes his medicine at NBC, do Fox Noisemakers ever wonder what could happen to them if their outfit became a news network?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
*It's official -- Lester Holt's got the Nightly News anchor job.* "I'm sorry. I said things that weren't true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I'm determined to earn back their trust. I will greatly miss working with the team on Nightly News, but I know the broadcast will be in excellent hands with Lester Holt as anchor. I will support him 100% as he has always supported me. I am grateful for the chance to return to covering the news. My new role will allow me to focus on important issues and events in our country and around the world, and I look forward to it." *... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan. Thanks for stopping by.

"Why Are You Here?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
* "Why Are You Here?"* by Robert Lanza, M.D. "Why do you happen to be alive on this lush little planet with its warm sun and coconut trees? And at just the right time in the history of the universe? The surface of the molten earth has cooled, but it's not too cold. And it's not too hot; the sun hasn't expanded enough to melt the Earth's surface with its searing gas yet. Even setting aside the issue of being here and now, the probability of random physical laws and events leading to this point is less than 1 out of 100,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 appear

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