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Jesus as Perfect Master

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
This is a visit into the idea of the perfect master first. It is accepted by many that Jesus was a perfect master and i want to state that this appears completely valid. I also want to share that i have been investigating spiritual reports extensively and gathering a fair understanding. My most important insight is that the spiritual realm is physically real and vastly more information dense than our own tier of matter. This is the reverse of my original expectation. After saying all that what i have found disquieting is the various representations regarding spiritualism pr...more »

Driverless Trucks to Hit Alberta’s Oilsands Region Replacing $200,000/yr Operator

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
This makes a lot of sense. It is the ideal market in which to master the technology. No highway rules to factor in. As already posted, the whole truckling industry is now preparing to transition and it will be startling quick. All this is about is the first adopters. It is actually worse than all that in terms of employment. All commercial trucking and air flight are now sunset jobs. As well the private automobile will also become driver free. It will all be well underway inside five years and over in twenty globally. . *Driverless Trucks... more »

KLAMATH TRIBAL HORSE TREK TO OREGON STATE CAPITOL

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
KLAMATH TRIBAL HORSE TREK TO OREGON STATE CAPITOL  Voiceless tribal members to send message by horseback By Willa Powless Censored News CHILOQUIN, Oregon -- Horseback riders have saddled up and began a 250 mile trek to the Oregon State Capitol. The ride is organized by the group “Honor the Treaty of 1864”. Riders began their horse trek Thursday morning at Pine Ridge road in

Fast Track Zero Hour

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 3 hours ago
Never having met an idea or a lower House vote for the public good that it couldn't crush into oblivion through sheer inertia, corruption, stealth, or just a flick of its contemptuous middle finger at the body politic, the United States Senate will once again try to give President Obama authority to fast-track democracy into permanent oblivion. Zero Hour begins on Tuesday, June 23, at approximately 11 a.m. President Obama probably won't need to make a personal desperate appearance this time. Neither will the mass media. The pundits are too busy analyzing and marveling at how casual... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy cluster. *Click image for larger size.* This impressively sharp color image shows intense star forming regions at the ends of the bar and along the spiral arms, and details of dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright core. At the core lies a supermassive black hole. Astronomers think NGC 1365's prominent bar plays a crucial role in ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Chimps And Cosmologists”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Chimps And Cosmologists”* by Chet Raymo “Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and president of the Royal Society in Britain, caused something of a flap by suggesting that humans may never be able to understand the universe. "Some aspects of reality may elude us simply because they're beyond human brains, just as surely as Einstein's ideas would baffle a chimpanzee," he said. Einstein used existing mathematics to develop general relativity, describing how gravity controls the universe on the largest scale. Dirac also used "off-the-shelf" mathematics when devising quantum theory, whi... more »

Rainer Maria Rilke, "I Want A Lot"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* "I Want A Lot"* "You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything: the darkness that comes with every infinite fall and the shivering blaze of every step up. So many live on and want nothing and are raised to the rank of prince by the slippery ease of their light judgments. But what you love to see are faces that so work and feel thirst... You have not grown old, and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out its own secret." - Rainer Maria Rilke

San Francisco Celebrates City Hall Centennial... With Classic Punk Rock

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Penelope Houston, Jello Biafra, Chuck Prophet and Novena Carmel (left to right) rock San Francisco (click to enlarge). Photo by John Margaretten* *by Denise Sullivan* "That was for librarian Cynthia Hurd, murdered two nights ago for being black in America," said Penelope Houston from the stage of Friday night's musical Centennial Celebration of City Hall, punctuating her 38-year-old song, "The American In Me," concerning the country's culture of violence. Accompanied by Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, Houston, who works by day as a city librarian and archivist, originally c... more »

"The Limits of Our Freedom"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Limits of Our Freedom"* By Mark Harrison "Viktor Frankl, the Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, wrote in "Man’s Search for Meaning", ‘Between stimulus and response there is a space, and in that space lies all our freedom.’ In the most extreme conditions of privation imaginable, Frankl discovered that he was, remarkably, free to choose his response to any situation. I love this quote because it sums up the essence of my philosophy. I believe it is the cornerstone of a happy and effective life. A real, experiential understanding of this radical freedom is life changi... more »

Stewart on Racist Killing in 'Confederate' State

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
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The Syrian Army Is Shrinking

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Baz Ratner/Reuters *Hassan Hassan, Daily Beast*:* Assad Is Losing His Troops* *A major minority sect in Syria doesn't want to fight for an imperiled regime, and could be critical in deciding the next phase of the civil war.* *A quiet insurrection against the Assad regime has been building for the past year in the Syrian province of Sweida, home to the bulk of the country’s minority Druze population. The rebellion reached a crescendo this week when a prominent religious figure declared that the Druze were no long obliged to serve in the Syrian Arab Army—a development that poses a m... more »

Big Story from Ukraine......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
A Ukrainian major general and former assistant to the country’s defense minister, Aleksandr Kolomiyets, has announced he is now working with the self-defense forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine. He claims a lot of people in the Ukrainian military want to switch to the self-proclaimed republics’ side, including officers. According to Kolomiyets, hundreds have already abandoned Kiev. “Look at who is actually fighting. Only the volunteers from nationalist [neo-Nazi] squads,” the defector said at the news conference. There is growing dissatisfaction with ... more »

The Ringmakers of Saturn

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

The Pentagon's Law Of War Manual Declares That Journalists Can Be Enemy Combatants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Image: "*Department of Defense Law of War Manual." *Washington Times:* *New Pentagon manual declares journalists can be enemy combatants* *The Pentagon’s new thick book of instructions for waging war the legal way says that terrorists also can be journalists.* *The description appears in a 1,176-page, richly footnoted “Department of Defense Law of War Manual” that tells commanders the right and wrong way to kill the enemy. It says it’s OK to shoot, explode, bomb, stab or cut the enemy. Surprise attacks and killing retreating troops also are permitted. But a U.S. warrior may not ... more »

Lessons From a Little Pink House, 10 Years Later

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
* The Productivity Commission wants it, and the politicians are eyeing it up. The Americans call it "eminent domain"; plan-speaking would simply call it theft--theft of your land, allegedly justified on the grounds of 'the public good.'* *In this Guest Post Ilya Somin, author of recent book 'The Grasping Hand,' explores how well -- no, let's be honest -- how badly eminent domain has worked out recently for Americans*. *Lessons From a Little Pink House, 10 Years Later* June 23 marks the 10th anniversary of Kelo v. City of New London, when the Supreme Court held in a 5-4 ruling tha... more »

Unlawful Act Conspiracy

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
Berry v. Pulley, 2015 ONCA 449: [35] Canadian courts recognize two types of actionable conspiracy: *Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd. v. Microsoft Corp.*, 2013 SCC 57, [2013] 3 S.C.R. 477, at para. 73. The first is predominant purpose conspiracy, also known as conspiracy to injure. This appeal involves the second type, which is known as unlawful means or unlawful act conspiracy. [36] As outlined in *Agribrands Purina Canada Inc. v. Kasamekas*, 2011 ONCA 460, 106 O.R. (3d) 427, at para. 26, a plaintiff must establish the following five elements to succeed on a claim of unlawfu... more »

It looks as if Pope Francis -- "someone who is willing to say what others are afraid to say" -- is learning how to deal with the Vatican bureaucracy

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*It looks as if Pope Francis, unlike Donald Trump, doesn't have to pay people to cheer for him. Here he's seen on arrival in Turin yesterday.* *"[I]t is clear that this pope is very courageous. He is not a politician. He is not a diplomat. He is someone who is willing to say what others are afraid to say."* *-- Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, chancellor of thePontifical Academy of Sciences, about Pope Francis* *by Ken* Now and then we get glimmerings of the internal politics of the Vatican. I don't think it's shocking that there *are* internal politics in the Vatican. Is there an... more »

Why It Matters Whether the Charleston Attack Was Terrorism

Seth Weinberger at Duck of Minerva - 6 hours ago
As a professor of international relations, I often have to radically adjust my syllabi from semester to semester. International politics changes so frequently that last year’s hot button issue is often no longer relevant the next time I teach a class. I offer my course on Terrorism every other year and it’s on the agenda […]

40th Anniversary of the Incident at Oglala

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
40th Anniversary of the Incident at Oglala 22 June 2015 Contact: Peter Clark, International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, PO Box 24, Hillsboro, OR USA contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info Forty years ago, on June 26, 1975, two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—Jack Coler and Ron Williams—entered private property on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, South Dakota.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Tom Nichols, The Federalist*: *America, The Unserious Super-Power* *Aggressive countries feel free to damage American interests because we cower when they swagger. * *The United States is no longer a serious country.* *Now, by this I do not mean that America is no longer a super-power. By any gross indicator of strength, the United States is as powerful as it’s ever been, perhaps more powerful than at any time in its history. It has a massive, highly productive economy, a military second to none, and an alliance that dwarfs all possible competitors. On paper, it’s still the onl... more »

World News Briefs -- June 22, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Taliban attacks Afghan parliament* *A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday as lawmakers met to consider a new defense minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the militants as they intensified a summer offensive.* *The brazen assault on the symbolic center of power, along with territorial gains elsewhere, highlight how NATO-trained Afghan security forces are struggling to cope with worsening militant violence.* *Fighting has spiraled since the departure of most foreign forces from Afghanistan at the end o... more »

40th Anniversary Oglala Commemoration June 25 -- 27, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
40th Anniversary Oglala Firefight, we will host several events, JUNE 25: 4:30, meeting, Bro Rene HallJUNE 26: "LEONARD PELTIER DAY"9 am, Run For Freedom (meet White Clay), NOON, Prayer Circle and Walk For Justice, Littles Cemetery,2pm, Jumping Bull Land, Speakers and give away,4pm, DINNER, Bro Renee Hall, 7 pm WAKANYEJA WACIPI, Oglala Pow Wow grounds, Special Honoring for Bruce

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Mental health experts warn that the stories and images from the federal flood can be harmful ~Jeanie Riess, Gambit*

The Mystery of Eerie Strange Sounds in the Sky

Waking Times at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Video - *Strange sounds recorded in British Columbia, Canada, have created quite the mystery. Are these sounds a result of "sky quakes", movement of the Earth's magnetic poles, the supernatural, or electromagnetic activity? The post The Mystery of Eerie Strange Sounds in the Sky appeared first on Waking Times.

Censoring Durkheim's Suicide

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Suicide is commonly understood as a deeply personal act. It is usually linked with mental health problems, and is - rightly - regarded as a tragedy for its victim and all those their life touched. The bereaved are often left with so many unanswered questions: Why? How could I have helped? Could they have been stopped? As a recurring phenomenon, no two suicides are treated the same way. It is a highly individuated response to a unique set of circumstances experienced by the person who passed away. It's down to psychologists to explain and counsellors to prevent. Because it is so pri... more »

U.S. To Pay 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels $400 Per Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Syrian rebels. The Guardian *USA Today:* *Pentagon pays Syrians $400 per month to fight ISIL* *WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has begun paying modest stipends to the Syrian moderates it hopes to field in the fight against Islamic State militants, the military confirmed Monday.Training of the first group of about 90 fighters began last month. They will be paid stipends of $250 to $400 per month, depending on their skills, performance and leadership, said Navy Cmdr. Elissa Smith, a Pentagon spokeswoman. Preparing the recruits for battle is expected to take several months.The Pentago... more »

Fredrick Hess: Duplicity Personified

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
*By Ken Derstine* *June 22, 2015* Frederick Hess is a resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the right-wing American Enterprise Institute. He has a blog on Education Week called Straight Up. On June 11, 2015 he posted this column on his blog: 5 Thoughts on Nevada’s Landmark School Choice Law In the article Hess praises the newly enacted Nevada law that makes Education Savings Accounts (vouchers) available to all families for a hodgepodge of education choices if parents want to flee the funding and resource starved public schools. The bulk of his article is a ... more »

June 22: Story of the Year

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
It's tough to be a news editor. You have to keep up on world events, and you really have to be able to analyze them to decide what's important and what's trivial, what's propaganda and what's true. We live in a world filled with news that's propaganda, lies, and trivia. But you can't fool the news editors at Irving press. Like all of us, they know all the stories about shattered societies, tens of millions of refugees, more tens of millions dying of hunger and preventable disease, of Latin American and African children forced to work in mines from the age of five. They know US big b... more »

U.S. Military And Iranian Backed Shiite Militias Are Using The Same Base In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Josh Rogin & Eli Lake, Bloomberg:* *Iran's Forces and U.S. Share a Base in Iraq* *The U.S. military and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are getting closer and closer in Iraq, even sharing a base, while Iran uses those militias to expand its influence in Iraq and fight alongside the Bashar al-Assad regime in neighboring Syria.* *Two senior administration officials confirmed to us that U.S. soldiers and Shiite militia groups are both using the Taqqadum military base in Anbar, the same Iraqi base where President Obama is sending an additional 450 U.S. military personnel to help trai... more »

The Growing Islamic State - Afghan Taliban Conflict

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Taliban and ISIS battle for influence in Afghanistan* T*he Taliban attack on Afghanistan’s parliament Monday could be an indicator that the terror group is trying to prove to Afghan officials and other extremists they are the top jihadist movement in the country, foreign policy experts warn.* *Fox News National Security Analyst KT McFarland spoke to John Hannah and Benjamin Collins about Afghanistan’s security situation.* *Hannah, a senior counselor with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, sees similarities in the attack to tactics used by ISIS in the Middle Ea... more »

The Greek Debt Crisis -- News Updates June 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters: **Greece offers new plan to avert default, creditors see some hope* *Greece took a step back from the abyss on Monday when it presented new reform proposals that euro zone finance ministers cautiously welcomed as a possible basis for an agreement in the coming days to avert a looming default.European stock markets and Greek assets leapt on hopes of a last-minute deal to ease a crisis that is threatening to drive Greece out of the euro and undermine the foundations of the European Union's single currency.Leaders of the 19 nations that share the euro arrived for an em... more »

China Is Not Ready To Confront The U.S. On A Global Battlefront

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The Chinese Navy replenishment ship Qinghaihu in front of the frigates Hengshan (rear L) and Huangshan (rear R) in Valletta’s Grand Harbor, March 26, 2013. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi *David Axe, Reuters*: *Why China is far from ready to meet the U.S. on a global battlefront* *Both of these statements are true:* *1) China possesses a rapidly improving military that, in certain local or regional engagements, could match — and even defeat — U.S. forces in battle.* *2) In military terms, China is a paper dragon that, despite its apparent strength, is powerless to intervene in world e... more »

Vietnam Has Actually Been The Biggest Aggressor In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Greg Austin, The Diplomat*: *Who Is the Biggest Aggressor in the South China Sea?* *In the past 20 years, Vietnam has doubled its holdings in the South China Sea.* *In 1996, Vietnam occupied 24 features in the Spratly Islands (source). At that time, according to the same source, China occupied nine. By 2015, according to the United States government, Vietnam occupied 48 features, and China occupied eight.* *On May 13, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense, David Shear, said this to the Senate Foreign relations Committee: “Vietnam has 48 outposts; the Philippines, 8; China, 8; M... more »

Safflower fields forever

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 8 hours ago
*June 22, 2015 about 10 AM --* A safflower field in bloom along Road 99D, just north of Davis. Yolo County farmers often plant safflower in dry years, when they lack the water for thirstier crops like tomatoes, sunflowers and corn.

Midday Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “The Story In Your Eyes”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
The Moody Blues, “The Story In Your Eyes” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoDXzvXxUbc

'Countryfile' strikes again

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
I bet Miriam O'Reilly was absolutely consumed with fury at last night's *Countryfile* as two more young, blonde lovelies joined the cast: Ellie and Naomi, a pair of Lincolnshire Longwools

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

"Doing for Others: Solace in Service"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Doing for Others: Solace in Service"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "In doing service for others we often find answers to our own questions and solutions to our own problems. When we feel bad, often our first instinct is to isolate ourselves and focus on what’s upsetting us. Sometimes we really do need some downtime, but many times the best way to get out of the blues quickly is to turn our attention to other people. In being of service to others, paradoxically, we often find answers to our own questions and solutions to our own problems. We also end up feeling more connected to ... more »

"One Of The Penalties..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“One of the penalties of being a human being is other human beings.” - Christopher Morley

‘Why The Next World War Will Be A Cyberwar First, And A Shooting War Second”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*‘Why The Next World War Will Be A Cyberwar First,* * And A Shooting War Second”* By David Gewirtz *Click image for larger size.* “Everything we do revolves around the Internet. Older technologies are finding themselves eclipsed by their Internet-based substitute solutions. Even technologies historically unrelated to networking (like medical instruments) are finding themselves part of the Internet, whether as a way to simply update firmware, or using the network to keep track of telemetry and develop advanced analytics. The Edward Snowden revelations have rocked governments, global b... more »

Supplemental: Chris Matthews was almost describing himself!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015Dan Abrams on Lord of the Flies:* The analysts came out of their chairs last week when Chris Matthews described Donald Trump. Matthews offered his description on last Monday’s Maddow Show. As we noted this morning, this was the first thing he said: MATTHEWS (6/15/15): *Well, [Trump is] kind of a comic book figure. I mean, if you imagine in a Superman or better yet a Batman comic episode, he would be “Downtown Developer,”* walking around with his trench coat, good-looking wife, lots of money, a flash. He’s a show-off. He is the kind of guy, a sort of Sinatra o... more »

U.S. State Department: Iran Continues To Support Terror Activities Abroad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*IBTimes:* *Iran supporter of 'terrorist related activity', finds US State Department* *Iran continued to support "terrorist-related activity", as well as providing broad military support to President Assad of Syria, said the US State Department in its annual report on global terrorism.* *Palestinian terror groups, Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah, as well as groups in Iraq continued to receive Iranian backing, according to the report.* *It described Iran's elite Quds Force as the country's main means "for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad".* *Neither the election of P... more »

Will China Be Using The South China Sea As A Place To Hide Its Submarines?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Miami Herald/McClatchy News:* *China may be trying to hide its submarines in the South China Sea* *For months, China’s visible construction of artificial islands and military facilities in the South China Sea has alarmed U.S. officials and many of China’s neighbors.What is happening under the water is also worrisome, say several defense and security analysts.China has a growing fleet of nuclear submarines armed with ballistic missiles. The expansion of its claim on the South China Sea may be intended to create a deep-water sanctuary – known in military parlance as a “bastio... more »

NATO Pokes Stick at Russia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago

October 18,1973: The Coyne Helicopter Case and Philip Klass

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 10 hours ago
Since it seems that some in the skeptical side of the UFO question are outraged at the lack of credible research at the other end of the spectrum, I thought it time to turn the tables. Yes, we all know that the Roswell Slides was a fiasco from the beginning but some of the things under discussion now seem to be a little less definitive. I mean, first claiming that we had UFOlogically increased the burns on the California police officer from first degree to second and third degree, and then wondering where the idea of second degree came from because the sheriff’s report only mentione... more »

World News Briefs -- June 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*New York Times*:* Taliban Attack Afghan Parliament and Seize a 2nd District in North* *KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban attacked the Afghan Parliament on Monday just as lawmakers were convening for their third attempt to confirm a defense minister, while in northern Afghanistan a second district fell to Taliban insurgents.* *There were no early reports of serious casualties in the Parliament attack, and government officials said that all members of Parliament had been taken to safety with only minor injuries, even as fighting continued.* *MIDDLE EAST* U.S. leads 29 air strikes... more »

The Difference Between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in One Paragraph

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Thom Hartmann discussing the Sanders campaign and media silence with Ari Rabin-Havt* *by Gaius Publius* I have to thank Daily Kos diarist james321 for this find. But first, some setup. I'm certain that Hillary Clinton is a classic "Davos Democrat," a neo-liberal savior of the world for the investor class. Krugman with a definition: Davos Democrats are known as the people who told us to trust unregulated finance ... That would especially include President Clinton. And I'm not conflating the two, Bill and Hillary — they're doing that themselves. The Yalta European Strategy (YES)... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

"How Your Bank Could Steal Your Money"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"How Your Bank Could Steal Your Money"* by Bill Bonner "The Dow ended the week back above 18,000 points, despite all the hand-wringing over a potential Greek default. Gold fell back below the psychologically important $1,200-an-ounce mark. It is a wait-and-see period. We are waiting to see what will happen with Greece, for example. An emergency summit will be held today in Brussels to determine its fate. *A Heinous Accusation…: *But before we get to the Greeks, we rise to our own defense. Last week, a reader leveled a heinous accusation – a dirty blow, beneath the belt, outrageous... more »

Trying to protect the house

risa bear at A Way to Live - 11 hours ago
Trying to protect the house from heat, Riding ladders, she paints a white roof, Yes, and during heat waves, hangs tarps. It is her ambition to refrain from power, Not to use the loud machine that sits Gurgling in every moneyed window. This is privilege thinking, of course. Out across the world, they that live Pounding cassava or rice in stone bowls Rarely think of heat but that it's there, Older than plants, animals, themselves, The other side of cold, a condition imposed Everywhere at once. As if a fish Could think of water, or a bird, air. The privileged think of personhood and ease, T... more »

LDP Pushes Evacuees to Return to Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
In 2013, two years after the disaster, Japan’s permanent radiation-exclusion zones were unveiled in the Japanese media. *The Japanese government identified* areas measuring between 20 and 50 millisieverts a year as suitable for restricted living (visitation but not yet permanent inhabitations). Areas measuring fewer than 20 millisieverts a year of annual exposure were designated as habitable zones and preparations were made for lifting evacuation orders in these areas (“About 60 Percent,” 2013). In effect, Japan increased its national exposure level from one, to up to 20 milli... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

Strings 2015: India

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
I think that the cost-and-benefit analysis implies that it's not a good idea for me to describe most of the talks at the annual string theorists' conference. If there are volunteers, especially among the participants, I will be happy to publish their observations, however. The conference is taking place this week, from Monday through Friday, at the Tata Institute in Bengalúru, India. I usually prefer the traditional "colonial" European names of major non-European cities – Peking, New Amsterdam etc. – but the Indian-Czech name Bengalúru simply sounds better than its old English ... more »

Greece: No deal! Fund Managers expect Default. Haircuts?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
It looks as if there is no dea*l. And there was never a deal in place that should have, realistically or rationally, caused the stock market to rise* today. That is, if the stock market was anything but a rigged casino game? Yes, the house always wins! In fact it is unlikely there will be any deal before the end of this month! So another 8 days to go. *So here are two news items:* *Most fund managers expect a Greek default* *Most major fund managers (57 percent) expect a credit event from Greece, whether the country stays in the eurozone or is forced to exit, according to a surv... more »

Vote for Trump for President of the US!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Donald Trump* One of my favourite truth bloggers, Paul Craig Roberts, has come out with an early endorsement for candidate *Donald Trump for President*. Actually, Roberts denies that he's actually endorsing Trump...he insists he's *just pointing out the positives of a Trump candidacy*. His arguments make a lot of sense. Trump’s ego might even be strong enough for *him to stand up to the Israel Lobby, *something my former colleague, Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said publicly that no American President was capable of doing. ... It would take a lot... more »

Behind The Revival Of The Islamic State in Iraq, Interview With Naval War College Prof Craig Whiteside

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
Much has been made of the rebirth of the Islamic State (IS). Some common ideas have emerged about how it was able to revive itself. Most of that focuses upon the Syrian conflict allowing an opportunity for the group to rebuild and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki alienating the Sunni population in Iraq. Another growing narrative is the role former Baathists play in the group. Much more happened for IS to make its comeback. To help explain some of these issues is Associate Professor Craig Whiteside from the Naval War College in Monterey. Whiteside is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel ... more »

David Ricardo and the TPP

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
A great read from Roger Lowenstein.

Why Do We Ignore the Obvious?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - I have a hard time with people not being willing to recognize what’s obviously in front of their faces. The post Why Do We Ignore the Obvious? appeared first on Waking Times.

The Economy: "Crossing The Event Horizon On 50 Years Of A Financially-Engineered Black Hole"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
* "Crossing The Event Horizon On* * 50 Years Of A Financially-Engineered Black Hole"* by James Kunstler “History might not rhyme, exactly, but it’s not bad for free verse. Greece is this century’s Serbia — a tiny, picturesque backwater nation blundering haplessly into the center stage of geopolitics. And the European Union is, whaddaya know, Germany in drag, on financial steroids. Nobody knows what will happen next in the struggle to wring some kind of debt repayment promises out of poor Greece. Without “restructuring” — a virtual national bankruptcy proceeding — there can be no pla... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
German Defense Minister Ursual von der Leyen (L) and her U.S. counterpart Ash Carter inspect a guard of honor during a welcome ceremony at the Defense Ministry in Berlin, Germany June 22, 2015. *VOA:* *Carter: No Desire for Conflict With Russia * *U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday there is neither a desire for a return to a Cold War nor for a new conflict with Russia, and that economic sanctions are having an effect in countering Russian "aggression" in Ukraine.* *He spoke at a forum in Berlin where he was also meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leye... more »

Do Schooling Systems Kill Creativity?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Video - *If you aren’t prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original. Companies and schooling systems stigmatize mistakes, so children become frightened of being wrong and are taught out of creativity. The post Do Schooling Systems Kill Creativity? appeared first on Waking Times.

I am honored...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*to be among the winners of the 2015 Paul Revere Award from Political Clown Parade.* From: *Political Clown Parade: * In 2013 I decided to honor bloggers whose work was filled “with the breathings of their heart.” I refer to the bloggers whose sites are small in comparison to the “corporate” blogs that have an army of writers, resources and capital. These are the good people who feed our soul—who make us laugh about ourselves or life—and restore our buoyancy in a troubled world. They champion freedom of expression. I chose Paul Revere as the icon for the award because he was a... more »

MISTAKENLY TAKEN FOR SMART: Rachel Maddow’s silence on Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015Part 5—Clowning clown’s cowardly cowardice:* Last Monday night, Rachel Maddow had to ask for help. For weeks, she had been wasting her viewers’ time with endlessly inane attacks on obscure Republican “candidates.” She couldn’t distinguish former governor Ehrlich (of Maryland) from former governor Gilmore (of Virginia)! She couldn’t recognize Pataki’s head shot! She pretended to snore every time she mentioned his (hugely irrelevant) name! She offered inane, contradictory profiles of possible candidate Kasich. Night after night, she played her childish game ... more »

Palestinian shot!

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
A story I saw yesterday on the Sky website is almost a parody devised to illustrate “agendas”. It’s rather like something one might write to demonstrate biased reporting. Headline: *Palestinian Shot After Stabbing Israeli Officer* Question: What does Sky think the actual news is? Answer: A Palestinian has been shot! I’m not going to try to verify the facts of this incident. I’m just looking at this one piece on the Sky website. (Today I see Honest Reporting has noticed it) *“**A paramilitary police officer is stabbed in the neck near the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.”*... more »

China Orders Civilian Ships To Be Adapted For Military Use

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
So far only state-owned shipbuilding firms in China were making civilian vessels as per military standards. This plan will enable China to convert the considerable potential of its civilian fleet into military strength. (Reuters) *Reuters:* *China approves plan for civilian ships to be used by military* *The Chinese government has approved a plan requiring civilian shipbuilders to ensure that new ships can be used by the military during an emergency, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday.* *The plan will "enable China to convert the considerable potential of its civilian fleet i... more »

Leaders Of Japan And South Korea mark The 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Voice of America:* *Japan, S. Korea Mark 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties * *Relations between Japan and South Korea have been stressed over the years by Tokyo’s attitudes toward its wartime past. Many Koreans believe Japan has not fully apologized for atrocities committed during World War II. But as they mark the 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties, there are signs of a thaw between the two U.S. allies.* *Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended an event hosted by the South Korean Embassy in Tokyo to celebrate the historic 1965 treaty normalizing rela... more »

Third Density Embrace – Are the Gods Jealous?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - We must all turn our attention to fully embracing our third density roles and goals. The post Third Density Embrace – Are the Gods Jealous? appeared first on Waking Times.

Why Does Chong Stay?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/ Michael Chong used to be Stephen Harper's Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. The story of how he came to resign his position makes interesting reading. Michael Harris writes: Chong was the Intergovernmental Affairs minister back in 2006 when the prime minister broke all the known rules with his unilateral declaration that Quebec was a “nation.” Harper did not bother to put the measure through cabinet, but simply did it by decree. Even though Chong was the minister responsible, he wasn’t informed about H... more »

Understanding Immunity Rests on Knowledge of Bacteria & Inflammation

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Mae Chan* -Conventional medicine uses chemicals to depress our immune system. The post Understanding Immunity Rests on Knowledge of Bacteria & Inflammation appeared first on Waking Times.

If Only A. Scalia were Half as Smart as He Thinks He Is!

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 14 hours ago
*by Len Hart, the Existentialist Cowboy* Antonine Scalia somehow managed to get a lifetime 'gig' on the U.S. Supreme Court. Before SCALIA came on board, SCOTUS might have been competent if not 'supreme'. SCALIA has thrown in with a fringe group called "young earthers". They are called that because they believe that the Universe and the Earth were created about 6,000 years ago. SCALIA has that in common with Sarah Palin who believes that human beings walked with the Dinosaurs. There is NO EVIDENCE but religious dogma for this 'young universe' theory. SCALIA joins S. Palin by subsc... more »

UFO - alien abduction - experiment to summon a grey/yellow

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 14 hours ago
*real vs irreal**Experiment:* with the help of a learned colleague in the alien-abduction research field, attempted to summon a grey and a yellow alien into the two vacant chairs in one of the private lounges of St Antony's College Oxford where we enjoyed our coffee and a liberal chat about the rendered universe of cerebral reality vs the daily corporate grind. Why a grey and a yellow? Well, it goes back to lore and mythology of the other-worlder experience. The mythology element first, there's a suggestion that out Modern Alien Abductors equate with, or are the same thing as, faer... more »

UN Report: Israel And Hamas Committed Possible War Crimes During The 2014 Gaza War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*:* UN: War crimes possibly committed by both sides in Gaza* *Independent UN investigators find that Israel and Palestinian groups committed serious abuses during 2014 war.An independent UN commission of inquiry has found that both Israel and Palestinian groups committed serious abuses that could amount to "war crimes".The commission released its report on the 50-day conflict on Monday."The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come," the chair of the commission, New York judge Mary McGowan Davis, sai... more »

Other Mother's Day

risa bear at A Way to Live - 14 hours ago
She is almost thirty, and arrives Here, where waves are sold to tourists, Ever stronger, ever more sure than I, who look back, now, most of the time. She stretches, cat-like, knowing as she does All time and objects are hers. How am I? I Lie a little, watching a gull sail off, Mention the easy sunrise, hiding a limp Or cough or skip of the heart, or plan for Shedding of things no longer holding me, Things my hands once understood, or Things I knew to say, sing, throw, mold, be. Here is a shell for Beloved. It's not chipped, I'll take it to her. I'm a passageway now, Really a co... more »

"CHAOS" & "Crisis" for Briton's visiting Greece? Agenda Alert!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 14 hours ago
I literally had a jaw dropping **thud** moment when I read this article this morning. There is so much double talk, programming, and hidden agendas in this, that it really cried out to be taken apart and analysed. So let's take a read, shall we? I've changed the original story fonts to Red, and my highlights and comments are in blue, just to make it very clear. d Families face holiday CHAOS: Greece euro crisis could wreck travel plans this weekNOTE the code words: CHAOS in all caps, and "crisis" - setting the framework of the article A MASSIVE airlift will be staged to res... more »

Read This The Next Time You Excuse Segregated Charter Schools

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
From Roof's manifesto: "Segregation was not a bad thing. It was a defensive measure. Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. And I mean that in multiple ways. Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level. Integration has done nothing but bring Whites down to level of brute animals. The best example of this is obviously our school system."

Europe Wide Police Unit To Be Established To Block Islamic State Social Media Accounts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The unit aims to shut down the accounts within two hours of them being discovered *IBTimes*: *Special Euro-wide Police Unit Will Hunt down Isis Social Media Accounts* *A special Europe-wide police unit is reportedly being set up to hunt down social media accounts affiliated to the Islamic State (Isis) terrorist group.* *The Islamic State militants have been extensively using Twitter as its main source of propaganda outlet to increase its support base across the world. The terrorist group has been using social media for publicising its beheading videos, messages and pictorial rep... more »

Radiation Storm and Strong CME Alert

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago

Islamic State Lay Explosives In Syria's Ancient City Of Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Is ISIS about to blow up ancient site of Palmyra? Militants have laid landmines and explosives around Syria's ruins, says human rights group* ** Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say Greco-Roman ruins are at risk* ** Not clear if jihadis want to destroy them or stop regime forces advancing* ** Airstrikes on main town of Palmyra have killed 11 people in three days* ** UNESCO World Heritage Site is famed for well preserved ancient ruins * *Islamic State militants have laid landmines and explosives at the site of the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra, a human rights gro... more »

Now, This Isn't Pod-Racing...

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
[image: Posted with Blogsy]Posted with Blogsy

The Latest From Hung

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
The top image is a manga of the scene from the end of the awful Tsai interview piece in TIME netizens sent around. The photo was a big hit with people in Taiwan. Incredibly, FocusTaiwan, the government news organization, posted the bottom image to its Facebookpage. If you can hack some Chinese, enjoy the riches of this April interview with Hung from a HKK media outfit. In it she claims that the M503 air route near the midline of the strait makes Taiwan safer, argues that Malaysia rejected Singapore because the Chinese are too hardworking, and many other wonderful observations. I h... more »

Boehner Takes His Revenge On Republicans Who Voted Against Fast Track... But NotAgainst Republicans Who Took Racist Campaign Contributions

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Recently there have been several roll calls on various aspects of the controversial TPP. Big Business and Wall Street are demanding passage and both Obama and Boehner/McConnell are eager to acquiesce. Almost all the Democrats voted against all the bills-- with corporate whores Steny Hoyer and Steve Israel leading dissident conservatives across the aisle to vote with the GOP. The House Freedom Caucus-- basically an invitation-only club composed mainly of old Tea Party Caucus members-- led the fight inside the Republican Conference against the job-killing trade agenda. Three of the ... more »

Wrong Then, Wrong Now

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
https://youtu.be/TTv7UoK8oJY

9 Vaccines In 1 Visit Causes Severe Vaccine Injury To Child - Stop Mandatory Vaccination

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
*Published on May 22, 2015* *http://www.stopmandatoryvaccination.com* - Casey Ohlsson shares the story of her boy who was severely vaccine injured at his 9 month shots, where her boy received 9 vaccinations and within one hour started having seizures. The doctor said it was a “coincidence.” She searched for and found biomedical treatment therapy that ultimately helped to recover her boy after many years of treatment. Later, she gave birth to a daughter who was never vaccinated and her daughter is very healthy and rarely gets sick. Vaccination is not for everyone, and should neve... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Does Harvard Teach Law Anymore?* Harvard is to law what Winchester is to bolt actions. Powerful, dependable, well engineered and the mark of a serious craft, at least that’s what I was told. These days, Harvard graduates probably don’t know much about bolt actions, unless they are a member of the Harvard Law School shooting club. A stroll through the Harvard Law School course catalog also makes you wonder how much they know about the real practice of law. The course catalog from Harvard Law School hints that the answer might be — not as much as we thought. The Harvard Law Sch...more »

Economic News and Views ( June 22 , 2015 ) -- Greece Updates ( Ground Hog Monday EWG has Occurred , ELA has been increased for GR Banks for 3 time in 5 day , No Deal Reached at EWG - with full state of play set forth for your consideration , State of Banks in question in the days ahead as bank jog continues , Economic data for Greece , " quiet capital controls " already in place with unofficial limits on walk in withdrawals , Evening Leaders meeting reduced to " discussion " )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets..... *Manos Giakoumis* ‏@ManosGiakoumis 7m 7 minutes ago Manos Giakoumis retweeted Valdis Dombrovskis This #Greece #ec #ecb #imf #eurogroup #markets #banking Manos Giakoumis added, *Valdis Dombrovskis* @VDombrovskis #*Greece* proposals a welcome step but more work together with institutions needed. @*EG* to reconvene this week. We need a deal in coming days. *Yannis Koutsomitis* ‏@YanniKouts 48s 49 seconds ago #*Greece* RT @*davcarretta*: @*YanniKouts* Eurozone summit "is on", I'm told. Frank political discussion to accelerate technical talks. *Manos ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Schellnhuber's Papers that were presented at the Vatican‏* The papers are here. *Don Easterbrook comments:* Cleverly written nonsense. Virtually everything he says is contrary to real data, but a non-scientist reading this might think the graphs and rhetoric are real. Most of his claims are completely ludicrous. For example: “As the latest IPCC Assessment Report demonstrates, the global mean surface temperature could rise above pre-industrial values by more than 4°C by 2100.” Even the IPCC has had to admit that computer modeling predictions have been a total failure, not even... more »

Taliban Militants Capture Key Afghan District In Kunduz Province

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Taliban and Afghan Government Dispute Status of Kunduz* *KABUL, Afghanistan — After Taliban insurgents said Sunday that they were on the verge of taking their first city, Kunduz in the far north of Afghanistan, officials there expressed alarm as residents began to flee the area. But the central government in Kabul said there was no cause for concern.* *The Afghan government also announced Sunday that it had retaken the administrative center of Yamgan District, in northern Badakhshan Province, from the Taliban. But that only deepened the government’s credibility ... more »

Taliban Attack Afghanistan's Parliament

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News (Australia)*: *Afghanistan explosion: Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack parliament building in Kabul* *A Taliban suicide bomber and several gunmen have attacked the Afghan parliament, wounding at least 31 people and sending a plume of black smoke across Kabul.* *The attack on the symbolic centre of power — one of the most brazen in years, along with a series of Taliban gains elsewhere — raises questions about the NATO-trained Afghan security forces' ability to cope and how far the militants can advance.* *More News On Today's Taliban Attack On Afghanistan's Parliame...more »

HILARION - June 21, 2015

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
* HILARION* June 21-28, 2015 Beloved Ones, *Each of you is coming closer to a stronger connection with your divine essence and this will help you feel more stable than has been evident in the past several months. This process is opening new doors of perception which will help you to move forward once again.* There is ever the ebb and flow in the energetic waves that move through your personal and planetary cycles. As you become aware of these and how they affect you, you align with their influences and act accordingly. As you do this, life becomes more harmonious and pleasant. Th... more »

Vampire Squid in its Natural Habitat

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
Art work by William Bonzai *"The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere.* *The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.* *In fact, the history of the recent financial crisis, which doubles as a history of the rapid decline and fall of the suddenly swindled dry American empire, reads like a Who's Who of Goldman Sachs graduates...."* *Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-ma... more »

Harperman

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
H/T Montreal Simon

The Ultimate Guide To Caring For Eczema

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Dealing with my older daughter's extreme eczema has been one of the most frustrating parts of being a mom. I can't tell you how many hours I have spent fanning her legs or blowing on her face because her skin hurts so much. It absolutely breaks my heart to see her in so my pain. Luckily, through a lot of trial and error, we have found the tricks that really work and keep her eczema under contr... more »

"In Mesopotamia, Balkanization...." Krauthammer loves Kurds & War

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
Neocon Krauthammer lays out the balkanization plan as if it's all inevitable. Just a natural progression of things. Happenstance. Rather then the reality that this balkanization was a planned- That he and his ilk did everything possible to make this happen. Ordinary people have no interest in war- Much "encouragement" is needed to get them to participate. The Neocon cabal certainly incentivized this balkanziation Digression: Isn’t it interesting to contemplate the linkages between NeoCons & multiple global destabilization campaigns carried out via proxies in multiple locales? *Hm... more »

Getting out alive

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
The Daily Mail is screaming! *Liberal BBC out of touch on migration, says its ex-director: Former head of TV news believes corporation is not reflecting views of its audience* - *Ex-BBC executive says broadcaster has ‘dysfunctional’ government* - *Roger Mosey accuse BBC of ignoring white communities’ grievances* - *Mosey say the BBC has succumbed to a ‘liberal group-think’ attitude* - “*In his memoirs,* *serialised in The Times**, Mr Mosey claims that the BBC "sanitised" a report about an area with high immigration by choosing not to include "hard" interviews with certain... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*Rebuilding debate post Federal Flood carried hard choices ~Gordon Russell, N.O. Advocate *

In the future many devices will be screwed to your head

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Things like headphones, virtual reality glasses, and brain peripherals.

Protesters hurl abuse at Russell Brand - NSFW foul language warning

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/e-r_C7bJP60 What's more interesting than people abusing Russell Brand for being insufficiently left wing is that an anti austerity, all in this together protest march has a VIP area. Maybe the likes of Russell Brand don't want to mix with plebs... Anyone know whether Rufus Hound was in the VIP area, with the masses or driving a bus?

JADE HELM splinters globally colliding with Cremation of Care

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
*> > VERY IMPORTANT INFO! < <* [image: NextNewsNetwork] NextNewsNetwork *Published on Jun 20, 2015* EUROPE | It is going down folks - the final battle of Saber Strike 15 - you’re watching it right now - multinational forces colliding on the battlefield. A show of force on public display, unlike we’ve seen since World War 2 - did you see this on the news? EXACTLY. I’ll break it down for you in just a second as I have a ton of news to report but First I want to welcome the thousands of new subscribers to the channel. If you haven't subbed yet go ahead and hit the subscribe... more »

The "JADE" In Jade Helm 15 Is An A.I. SOFTWARE Program

noreply@blogger.com (Say No To Corporate America!) at Say No To Corporate America - 18 hours ago

Why Do We Ignore the Obvious?

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 18 hours ago
[image: Zen Gardner - Alternative News Blog] by Zen Gardner - Jun 21, 2015 I have a hard time with people not being willing to recognize what’s obviously in front of their faces. It’s a voluntary mind game people play with themselves to justify whatever it is they think they want. This is massively exacerbated by an array of social engineering tactics, many of which are to create the very mind sets and desires people so adamantly defend. But that’s no excuse for a lack of simple conscious recognition and frankly makes absolutely no sense. We can’t blame these manipulators for ... more »

Secret Space Program: The Off World Transporter (Preface) Too Many “Coincidences”

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 18 hours ago
Beyond the Physical RealmMonday, June 22, 2015 This is the preface to my article: “Secret Space Program: “The Off World Transporter” which I will post next. In mid January of last year, 2014, a year and a half ago, I verbally shared with Dan Duval some of the things I knew in regards to a secret space program. One of the things I told him about was the building I had seen on the lunar surface, though I didn’t disclose to him the shape and architecture of that building. I also told Dan Duval about what I refer to as an “off world transporter”. Dan Duval encouraged me to consider pos... more »

Diane Abbott showing her mastery of economics...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/zWhFCH-1cAk

Graphs at a glance: The self-employed are included in employment statistics, but they are excluded from calculations of UK average wages. So what?

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 20 hours ago
There are many ways, and many more motives, to raise an average. For example here are two ways to raise Average Wages: 1) Have more people on higher pay 2) Have fewer people on lower pay And here are two ways of having fewer people on lower pay: 2a) Pay the low paid more 2b) Pretend they don't exist Stick Men from https://pixabay.com/en/stick-man-stickman-stick-figure-34978/ The

BrahMos to Boost the Strike Capacity of Indian Air Force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: BrahMos Equiped Su-30MKI]It’s primed to be a packed year ahead for the Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with upcoming flight-test of the missile aboard a modified Su-30 MKI of the Air Force and the prospect of the Indian Army raising two more BrahMos missile regiments. The BrahMos air-launched version will be flight-tested aboard the IAF’s Su-30 MKI fighter in 2015 itself, Sudhir K Mishra, CEO and managing director of Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd (BAPL), told ‘Express’ during a recent visit to the company’s Thiruvananthapuram unit. “The... more »

US stations 1,200 special forces in Asia-Pacific

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: J-11 (Su-27) Flanker B]The United States Pacific Command has stationed more than 1,200 special forces troops in the Asia-Pacific along with the latest advancements in weapons technology to contain China's rising presence in the region, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network. The article points to comments made by the US defense secretary, Ashton Carter, during his recent 10-day tour of Asia-Pacific countries and attendance at the 14th Asia Security Summit in Singapore, during which he stressed the importance of the Asia Pacific to US interests, insisting that Washi... more »

New antiaircraft missile test in Falklands, on fears of “more Argentine aggression”

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: JF-17 Thunder]The Sunday Express has revealed that a live-fire training exercise will be taking place in the Falkland Islands with the participation of Royal Marines deploying high velocity missiles against “incoming attack aircraft” with the purpose of demonstrating combat capacity and to show that the UK can deploy high readiness troops. The piece by Defense Editor Marco Giannangeli under the heading of “UK troops in anti-aircraft test amid more Argentine aggression” says that the British made HMV missile can travel at three times the speed of sound within a second of laun... more »

China's J-11 fighter jet 'may find new role in South China Sea'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: J-11 (Su-27) Flanker B]The military began developing the Soviet-model fighter jet 25 years ago, but it could get added lift if deployed in the contested South China Sea China might station its J-11 fighter jets in the disputed South China Sea once work on several runways on reclaimed land there is complete, analysts say. The deployment in the Spratly Islands, which China calls the Nanshas, would dramatically extend the reach of the nation's military beyond its southernmost base at Sanya on Hainan Island. However, experts say the jet would be limited to a defensive role beca... more »

Russian Navy to Start Building New Lider-Class Destroyer in 2019

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
The Russian Navy unveiled Lider's designs at the Army-2015 international military technical forum earlier this week. According to the description, the vessel will have a displacement of approximately 17,500 tons, with a length of 200 meters and a breadth of 20 meters. The destroyer may be armed with up to 60 anti-ship cruise missiles, 128 anti-aircraft guided missiles, and 16 anti-ship guided missiles.The vessel may reach a speed of 30 knots and operate to up to 90 days without support. Read more

The Future Is Now: Russian Navy to Modernize Ten Nuclear Submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Project 949AM (Oscar III) class SSGN]Russian Naval Forces plan to upgrade ten nuclear submarines with the newest armament and ship systems. Russian Naval Forces plan to upgrade ten nuclear submarines, said the Navy Commander Viktor Chirkov during the ceremony in honor of the top graduates of naval institutes in St. Petersburg. “The modernization is planned for about ten nuclear submarines of project 971 and 949 at the factory of ‘Zvezdochka’ in Severodvinsk and the factory ‘Zvezdochka’ in the Primorskiy Krai region. It is a thorough modernization, upon completion we will hav... more »

Capt. Niotti's UFO Photo

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
One could not ask for a better witness nor the presence of mind to grab his camera. He got the best possible shot and plenty was learned and observed as a result. Most important though is that this cannot be dismissed and as is observed, the usual frauds are silent. As well his observational skills prove to be also excellent and all the right questions can be asked.. . *Capt. Niotti's UFO Photo * *Monday, June 08, 2015 * *UFOTYPE: CE 1 * *DATE: July 3, 1960 * *TIME: 4:30 PM * *DURATION: 40 sec. * *WITNESSES: 1 * *PLACE: Yacanto, Cordoba, Argentina. * *(a) INTRODUCTION:* ... more »

The Israeli-Saudi Alliance?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
There is a great truth in foreign policy. It is that nations have interests and that overrides all other considerations. Israel needs allies on its borders, even if it is never admitted. They have that with the Egyptian military, the Saudis and the Jordanian King. It may not be today's France and Germany but they do have humbled partners who want to survive and Israel provides them the best choices. Even the northern border is effectively tamed while former adversaries fight for their lives. Even if they win they will also be humbled and keen to settle things. It is worth ... more »

Putin's Holy War And The Disintegration Of The 'Russian World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I am the first to admit that i was oblivious to the religious ramifications involved in the recent shift in Russian attitudes. Where did all this come from? Yet as this article spells out, it is very much a fact on the ground. We forget that our world has been conditioned for generations into a different mindset regarding religion. Yet Russia had a completely divergent path. Today the dice is been rolled and i do expect less to come of it than usual because of Russian disarray. Yet this changes the face of conflict there. *Putin's Holy War And The Disintegration Of The... more »

Caterpillar to Power 16 Korean Patrol Boats

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Caterpillar C32]Caterpillar Marine has announced Cat power solutions have been selected to power 16 new build Patrol Boats for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). Each Patrol Boat will be equipped with two Cat C32 main propulsion diesel engines and two Cat C9 ship service diesel generators. The first Patrol Boats will be constructed at the Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) shipyard in Korea. Cat dealer Hae In led the Caterpillar efforts on the project and will continue to manage the delivery and subsequent service of the Cat solutions. Read more

a 150-year-old solution

laura k at wmtc - 23 hours ago
I stumbled on this letter to the *New York Times Book Review* from a few weeks ago. It's in response to a review of two books about precarious work - one about technology threatening jobs of even the most educated people, and another about the rise of unpaid labour. Barbara Ehrenreich’s chilling review of Martin Ford’s “Rise of the Robots” and Craig Lambert’s “Shadow Work” (May 17) is the best evidence-based response I’ve seen to all the headlines announcing that a recovery is “just around the corner.” But if it isn’t, and unemployment and part-time employment can only get worse, wh... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: "6 Evil Right-wing Moments: Fox News' Staggering Denial of Charleston Reality Tops the List"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"6 Evil Right-wing Moments: * *Fox News' Staggering Denial of Charleston Reality Tops the List"* We're at a loss to explain this network-wide brain dysfunction. By Janet Allon *1. Fox gets Charleston shootings wrong in a wildly improbable way. *Fox Newsians might be given points for creativity if their views were not downright despicable. Their ability to deny the reality that is plainly in front of every sentient being in the universe continues to stagger. The poisonous mix of racism and guns that killed nine peaceful souls in a Charleston church is the elephant in the room that th... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. This grand spiral galaxy lies 11.8 million light-years away toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). *Click image for larger size.* The deep image of the region reveals details in the bright yellow core, but at the same time follows fainter features along the galaxy's gorgeous blue spiral arms and sweeping dust lanes. It also follows the expansive, arcing feature, known as Arp's loop, that seems to rise from the galaxy's disk at the upper righ... more »

Israel Launches Air Strike Into Lebanon To Destroy A Crashed Drone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Telegraph:* *Israel conducts air strike over the border in Lebanon to 'destroy its own downed drone'* *Israeli war plane reportedly struck a remote area in Lebanon’s western Bekaa region to destroy a drone which landed over the border * *Israel launched an airstrike strike in Lebanon in order to destroy its own drone which had crashed, according to reports.* *A blast in a remote part of the western Bekaa region in Lebanon took place on Sunday.* *An unnamed security source told the AFP news agency that the strike was launched to destroy one of Israel’s drones “that crashed in... more »

Greece To Face Its Creditors On Monday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *EU welcomes 11th-hour Greek proposals in 'forceps delivery'* *The European Union welcomed new proposals from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as a "good basis for progress" at talks on Monday where creditors want 11th-hour concessions to haul Athens back from the brink of bankruptcy.* *EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker's chief-of-staff spoke of a "forceps delivery" as officials worked late into the night to produce a deal ahead of a summit of euro zone leaders in Brussels that they hope can keep Greece in the currency bloc.* *Giving no detail of a proposal h... more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "Starting With Little Things"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Starting With Little Things" * "Love the earth like a mole, fur-near. Nearsighted, hold close the clods, their fine-print headlines. Pat them with soft hands- Like spades, but pink and loving; they break rock, nudge giants aside, affable plow. Fields are to touch; each day nuzzle your way. Tomorrow the world." - William Stafford

Chet Raymo, “Desert Places”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Desert Places” by Chet Raymo “If there is a cognitive disconnect in contemporary culture it is between cosmic space and time and human space and time. Those folks who can seriously grasp the scale and age of the universe, with its tens of billions of observable galaxies and billions of years of evolutionary time, and still believe the universe (or its Maker) attends to them personally - well, they are more daring thinkers than me. Or more credulous. Which is why, I suppose that nearly half of Americans believe the universe is less than ten thousand years old - which is to say, tha... more »

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