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Thursday, June 4, 2015

4 June - Blogs I'm Following

English: Galaxy NGC 253 Deutsch: Galaxie NGC 2...English: Galaxy NGC 253 Deutsch: Galaxie NGC 253 Français : Galaxie NGC 253 Español: Galaxia NGC 253 Italiano: Galassia NGC 253 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) close up view o...A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) close up view of NGC 253. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A portion of the spiral galaxy the Sculptor Ga...A portion of the spiral galaxy the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253) as viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 253 is ablaze with the light from thousands of young, blue stars. The spiral galaxy is undergoing intense star formation. The image demonstrates the sharp "eye" of the Advanced Camera, which resolved individual stars. The dark filaments are clouds of dust and gas. NGC 253 is the dominant galaxy in the Sculptor Group of galaxies and it resides about 13 million light-years from Earth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 44 minutes ago
“Shiny NGC 253 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, and also one of the dustiest. Some call it the Silver Dollar Galaxy for its appearance in small telescopes, or just the Sculptor Galaxy for its location within the boundaries of the southern constellation Sculptor. First swept up in 1783 by mathematician and astronomer Caroline Herschel, the dusty island universe lies a mere 10 million light-years away. *Click image for larger size.* About 70 thousand light-years across, NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies, the nearest to our own Local Group o... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "The Poet Dreams of the Mountain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 44 minutes ago
*"The Poet Dreams of the Mountain"* by Mary Oliver "Sometimes I grow weary of the days with all their fits and starts. I want to climb some old grey mountain, slowly, taking the rest of my life to do it, resting often, sleeping under the pines or, above them, on the unclothed rocks. I want to see how many stars are still in the sky that we have smothered for years now, forgiving it all, and peaceful, knowing the last thing there is to know. All that urgency! Not what the earth is about! How silent the trees, their poetry being of themselves only. I want to take slow steps, and think appr... more »

"What Will We Talk About Today, You and I?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 44 minutes ago
A Comment: Long time readers know there is zero tolerance for racism and bigotry here. This article contains the vile "N" word, which you will never see here again, expressed repeatedly by the articles author. In their book "Cobra II," Michael R. Gordon and Gen. Bernard E. Trainor offer this ugly comment from a senior officer of the US Army's 4th Infantry Division: "The only thing these sand niggers understand is force and I'm about to introduce them to it." While not admitted publicly, that term is widely used within the American military, along with "ragheads", "jihadis" and other... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Feeling Useless"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 44 minutes ago
Paulo Coelho talking about how everyone once in a while feels useless. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DhVzTQ84Zw&feature=player_embedded

McHugh's "Surgical Sex" Revisited

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 1 hour ago
In which Dr Paul McHugh's 2004 article Surgical Sex is rebutted by.... Dr Paul McHugh's 2004 article *Surgical Sex.* Why did Johns Hopkins stop performing sex reassignment surgery? The obvious reason is that their surgeon left, and wasn't replaced. They now refer patients to other surgeons after assessing suitability. The surgery is now no longer a "research" effort, but part of mainstream medical practice. But there's more to it than that. The Meyer study McHugh commissioned in support of his pre-determined aim, and used as the primary evidential basis for the conclusions in *Surgic... more »

Chet Raymo, “Time, Person, Year, Way...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Time, Person, Year, Way...”* by Chet Raymo “According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, the 25 most used nouns in the English language are: time, person, year, way, day, thing, man, world, life, hand, part, child, eye, woman, place, work, week, case, point, government, company, number, group, problem, fact. All very prosaic. Very workaday. Time leads the way, with year, day and week bucking up the calendar. Hand takes precedence over eye. Man, child, woman in her place. Case in point: government and company. Problem precedes fact. Work is always with us, of course; play i... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Edmond, Oklahoma, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

‘Killer Germs’ Obliterated by Medicinal Smoke (Smudging), Study Reveals

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Sayer Ji* - The ancient practice of smudging is proving to be clinically beneficial. The post ‘Killer Germs’ Obliterated by Medicinal Smoke (Smudging), Study Reveals appeared first on Waking Times.

“Taking A Break From What You Are Doing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Taking A Break From What You Are Doing”* by The DailyOM “Sometimes finding the answer is as easy as taking a break and stepping back from the situation. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in our thoughts that we wind up going round in round in circles, finding it difficult to concentrate on things and, because we are so distracted, not really accomplishing much. There may be signals—mental, emotional, and physical—that tell us we need to slow down and relax. Since we are so involved in things that are external to us, however, we may easily overlook what is really going on inside ... more »

"The Power Of Words"

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

"The Great Thing..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor." - Oliver Wendell Holmes


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 hour ago
*Ya gotta laugh at the latest excitement from NOAA* *Big news: NOAA has used newly fiddled data from many locations to row back what they told the IPCC -- so they can now claim that there has been no warming slowdown in recent years. But they might as well not have bothered. I quote:"For the full period of record (1880–present), the new global analysis has essentially the same rate of warming as the previous analysis (0.068°C dec−1 and 0.065°C dec−1 respectively)"So the warming per century still comes out at only two thirds of one degree Celsius. If that continu... more »

"Why You're Always Right: The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Why You're Always Right: The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind" by Rith "Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you." - Richard Bach "No. I'm not talking about indignant righteousness that usually happens when you have to be right because you can't stand losing an argument and want to stand your ground (hey it happens to the best of us). I'm talking about something profoundly powerful… You see, the job of our subconscious mind is to obey the directions of what the conscious mind repeatedly thinks... more »

Food (and Technology) Watch: "Costco pizza-saucing is the most mesmerizing thing you'll see all day" (Thrillist's Lucy Meilus)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Take the Costco Pizza-Saucing Machine Test: Bet you can't watch just once* *by Ken* I've classed this originally as a "Food Watch" dispatch but felt it necessary to add the "(and Technology)," since it can unquestionably be argued that the function performed by this gizmo is of greater mechanical than gastronomic interest. The clip has been around since January, I see, but it would never have occurred to me to go looking for it if it hadn't just appeared (or reappeared?) on *Thrillist* under the title I've imported for this post. "Good luck doing anything (other than maybe going ... more »

MENA Report June 4-5th 2015 ( Iraq/ Syria Regional War Updates ) ....... Yemen in focus...... Libya in focus ........ Notice ISIS ascendancy and impact is a common thread in Syria / Iraq / Yemen Libya ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 2 hours ago
Links.... *70 Killed, Including Civilians, as US Strikes ISIS 'Bomb Factory'* *ISIS Forces That Control Ramadi Are Ex-Baathist Saddam Loyalists* *Syrian al-Qaeda Head Rules Out Peace With ISIS* Dozens Executed in Mosul; 331 Killed Across Iraq ISIS vs. Shi'ite Militia in Iraq: Atrocity Rivalry Sees Brutal Videos of Torture Spread Online Hezbollah Widens Offensive in Syria Border Area, Seizes Hilltops Iraq, Iran Fighters Deployed to Defend Damascus: Security Source UN Urges Yemen Humanitarian Ceasefire Iran Nuclear Talks Resume at Expert Level in Vienna Tweets...... *... more »

What came first...the chicken (bird flu) shortage hoax? Or the egg shortage hoax?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 3 hours ago
*Chicken and Egg* This bird flu controversy has been going on for decades now and frankly, I'm getting sick of it. Years ago, whole farms of thousands of chickens had to be destroyed in the outlying farming regions of lower mainland British Columbia. Supposedly, some chicken/egg farmers were wiped out. I remember reading there were suspicions by some...that some of the birds were getting sick due to deliberate contamination of the barns by some nefarious individuals. Witnesses, after the fact, reported that they had seen strangers hanging around the chicken farms and going into ... more »

Statins and cancer stories - the stupidest thing you'll read this week.

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 3 hours ago
If this isn't the stupidest thing I've read since that "high-protein diets kill mice fed lots of casein, ergo humans shouldn't eat paleo diet (which *a priori* eliminates casein)" story last week. Statins 'could halve the risk of dying from cancer' Apparently, people taking statins have much lower rates of cancer mortality. Cue more research and RCTs aimed at proving a new use for this class of drugs and sell even more prescriptions. However, there are reasons why this claim (or carefully couched suggestion) amounts to quackery of the "false hope" sort. False hope for gullible GPs ... more »

A 10% pay rise to £74,000 for MPs?! it's not even a full time job for some

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
Fee and KJ find a way to make it work for all of us... SOURCE DAILY MAIL: David Cameron has dropped plans to block 10% (£7,000) rise in MPs' salariesThe Prime Minister described the plan as ‘totally unacceptable’ when it was first put forward in 2013 by Ipsa. But government sources said yesterday that he had now abandoned plans to block the increase. Prime Minister's u-turn comes in the wake

Assoc of Taiwan Journalists Sound Warning on New China Security Law

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
*Alishan area.* The Association of Taiwan Journalists posted this on their Facebook page about the new security laws in China and how they will affect Taiwan journalists. Click Read more for Chinese followed by English text: 台灣新聞記者協會反中國《國安法》聲明 2015/06/03 中國全國人民代表大會常委會日前公布了《中華人民共和國國家安全法》草案,其中部分條文不僅無視中華民國台灣的主權及公民權利,並且嚴重危及新聞採訪自由,台灣新聞記者協會特此發表聲明: 一、 中國《國安法》 草案第十一條中有如下文字: 「中國的主權和領土完整不容分割。維護國家主權、統一和領土完整是包括港澳同胞和台灣同胞在內的全體中國人民的共同義務。」 然而中華民國台灣是主權獨立的國家,和中華人民共和國互不隸屬。中國《國安法》屬國內法,卻在條文中規定另一個國家的國民「有義務」 維繫該國的「主權、統一和領土完整」。台灣記協呼籲中國人大正視兩岸分治,互不隸屬的現實,刪除上述荒謬條文。 二、 中國《國安法》 草案第八十一條規定: 「違反本法和有關法律,不履行維護國家安全義務或者... more »

WikiLeaks Publishes 17 Key Secret TISA Trade Documents

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *WikiLeaks releases documents related to controversial US trade pact* *Document dump regarding Trade in Services Agreement comes day after organization put $100,000 bounty on documents from series of US trade treaties* *WikiLeaks on Wednesday released 17 different documents related to the Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa), a controversial pact currently being hashed out between the US and 23 other countries – most of them in Europe and South America.* *The document dump comes at a tense moment in the negotiations over a series of trade deals. President Barack Ob... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters *Jonathan Alter, Daily Beast:* *Obama Bets It All on the Mullahs* *The president looks to secure his legacy with a deal that would prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. But can he stave off the hawks both here and in Tehran?* *The moment of truth for U.S.-Iranian relations—and for President Obama’s foreign policy legacy— is nearly upon us. With a June 30 deadline looming for the nuclear talks, we’ll learn soon enough whether Obama’s poker skills are good enough to keep the two countries off the path to war.* *Last week’s news was hardly reassuring: The... more »

Mohawk Nation News: BARE NAKED EMPIRE [io’nents:toten]

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
BARE NAKED EMPIRE [io’nents:toten] Posted on June 4, 2015 Mohawk Nation News  Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. June 4, 2015. We can all see they are criminals and they’re all going to the gulag that they built for us. TRC ‘terminator” Murray Sinclair’s recommendations and the Senators passing the anti-ongwe’hon:weh Bill C-51 on the same day is no coincidence. Minister of Indian

Transnistria: Moldova & Ukraine will Squeeze Transnistra to Provoke Russia

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*FT * Keep an eye on Transnistria, the pro-Russian breakaway state in Moldova. On Monday, Dmitri Trenin, one of Russia’s best-known foreign policy analysts and a man with good Kremlin antennae, tweeted: “Growing concern in Moscow that *Ukraine and Moldova will seek to squeeze Transnistria hard, provoking conflict with Russia.”* On Tuesday, a columnist in the pro-Kremlin Izvestia newspaper warned that Russi*a “seriously faces the prospect of a repeat of the [2008] situation” – when it went to war with Georgia – “this time around Transnistria”* *What sparked the tensions was a May...more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Basic math, 19 X 0 is still 0... Clowns.

The Economy: "If You're Older Than 40 And Reading This...'

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"If You're Older Than 40 And Reading This...'* by Karl Denninger "...you're likely to either be eating out of a dumpster in your old age or be (literally) eaten. If you currently have counted more than 65 revolutions around the sun in your life then you may avoid this, but only through the most-macabre of means: you'll die of something else first. Let me explain: If you're between 40 - 65 you have somewhere between 20 and 45 years remaining on this planet, statistically speaking. Oh sure, some of you will do better, some worse, but those are the numbers. This means you must manag... more »

World News Briefs -- June 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Cyber attack hits 4 million current, former U.S. federal workers* *Hackers breached the computers of the U.S. government agency that collects personnel information for federal workers in a massive cyber attack that compromised the data of about 4 million current and former employees, U.S. officials said on Thursday.* *A U.S. law enforcement source told Reuters a foreign entity or government was believed to be behind the cyber intrusion against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and media reports said authorities suspected it originated in China.* *The Federa... more »

11:11 And Synchronicity – What Does It Really Mean?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Gregg Prescott* - How many times have you caught yourself having an 11:11 moment? The post 11:11 And Synchronicity – What Does It Really Mean? appeared first on Waking Times.

Friday Morning Ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*"Freedom is not a permission granted by any Authority. Freedom is a fact. Whether or not this fact is known, freedom is in the nature of every living person, as gravitation is in the nature of this planet. Life is energy; liberty is the individual control of human life-energy. It can not be separated from life. Liberty is inalienable; as I can not transfer my life to anyone else, I can not transfer my liberty, my control of my life- energy, to anyone else."* ~ Rose Wilder Lane in The Discovery of Freedom May your overlords make you truly thankful. *'Government isn't going t... more »

October Surprise 1998 : The Oval Office Tapes

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
*Thursday, October 22, 1998. * *Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu(L) and President Clinton(R) consult at Wye River Conference Center.* *" The Times article noted that a White House spokesman told a reporter that Clinton was simply “newly impressed by the force of Mr. Netanyahu’s arguments.” "* On February 27, 1997, a pleasant spring morning in Tel Aviv, the members of the Committee of the Heads of Services drove from their various offices around the city along the broad road called Rehov Shaul Hamaleku to a guarded gate in a high blank wall tipped with barbed wire. All that could ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Defense News:* *US Officials Gather To Discuss Russia, Europe* *ABOARD A US AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT ABOVE EUROPE — Dozens of US diplomats and senior military leaders from throughout Europe are gathering for a meeting Friday morning in Stuttgart, Germany, to analyze America's handling of Russia over the last 18 months.* *The meeting, led by US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, will tackle a number of issues facing the US in Europe, but will spend significant time analyzing and developing strategy for how to handle the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as well as concerns from re... more »

How Disgust Over The Santa Barbara Oil Spill Could Help Propel Nanette Barragán To Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
With Janice Hahn leaving Congress to pursue election to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, a deal was struck to give the seat to crooked, lobbyist-owned state Senator and Big Oil shill Isadore Hall. Virtually the entire California Democratic Establishment has endorsed Hall; exceptions include progressive Congressmembers Linda Sánchez, Lucille Roybal-Allard and Ruben Gallego, plus L.A. Councilmember Paul Koretz, all of whom are working to help elect determined progressive fighter Nanette Barragán. Even as the Sacramento Central Labor Council was buying advertising to help defeat... more »

FromTheArchives: Where did all the apprentices go?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Since the subject is forever topical, a repost from 2006. Names have changed, but little else …* The sacking of the Plumbers, Gasfittters and Drainlayers Board yesterday brought with it the news that only 11 percent of the students who passed their National Certificate in Politically Correct Plumbing managed to pass a real examination set by the Board. No wonder Michael Cullen sacked them: how dare they expose the substandard training that trainees receive in their 'Modern Apprenticeships.' How dare these reactionaries hurt the feelings of the poor trainees. How dare they give t... more »

The undoing of Ed Miliband – and how Labour lost the election by Patrick Wintour in The Guardian

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
This Guardian piece http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jun/03/undoing-of-ed-miliband-and-how-labour-lost-election is a must read. Especially enjoyable is the pain it reveals on election night. However what struck me hardest was this piece following Ed Miliband 'forgetting' to mention the deficit in a key speech: 'Miliband was so distraught that he shut himself in his hotel room, where a series of people, including his wife, Justine, joined him and tried to offer some reassurance – pointing out that the omission had not featured prominently in the BBC political editor Nick ... more »

Peter Mandelson no longer despoiling British politics

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
In wanting to check a fact, I stumbled upon the following in Wikipedia re Peter Mandelson: 'In October 2008 he left his post as Trade Commissioner to return to UK politics. As a former EU commissioner, Lord Mandelson is entitled to a £31,000 pension when he reaches the age of 65 years. This however is contingent on a "duty of loyalty to the Communities", which applies also after his term in office. The Taxpayers' Alliance, which uncovered the threat to his pension, demanded that he should declare the conflict of interest and either relinquish his EU pay cheques or resign as a mini... more »

@JohnTory and the curse of right-wing governance | #TOpoli #cdnpoli

Orwell's Bastard at Orwell's Bastard - 5 hours ago
A noxious confluence of events. In Toronto, the Gardiner East kerfuffle. And the police culture's turgid and shameful insistence on continuing the practice of carding, despite all the evidence that it's useless, counterproductive, alienating, and a grotesque manifestation of systemic racism. In Ottawa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report on this country's shameful treatment of native people. We pretty much know what we're going to get from the festering, vindictive, authoritarian Harpoid regime. That it's resisting a fair accounting and hedging over control of resource... more »

Roadside Assistance--Arcturians and Galactic Family

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015 *Roadside Assistance--Arcturians and Galactic Family* as channeled by Susan Lie PhD YOU are the creator of your life, but you are also the editor. Furthermore, there are many versions and frequencies of your SELF who may or may not be in alignment. When all the frequencies of your SELF are in alignment, you have a clear flow through which you can experience your Multidimensional SELF from your lowest to your highest expressions of SELF. Whenever you experience an octave jump in your consciousness, all the versions of your SELF who are not prepared for tha... more »

A Look At The Russian Military's 'Black Budget'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Andrey Biryukov, Bloomberg:* *The Secret Money Behind Vladimir Putin's War Machine* *If Vladimir Putin’s ends remain mysterious, so do the means.Putin is allocating unprecedented amounts of secret funds to accelerate Russia’s largest military buildup since the Cold War, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The part of the federal budget that is so-called black -- authorized but not itemized -- has doubled since 2010 to 21 percent and now totals 3.2 trillion rubles ($60 billion), the Gaidar Institute, an independent think tank in Moscow, estimates.Stung by sanctions over U... more »

The Copper Mirror of the Mahatmas

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
This variation of the The Copper Mirror of The Mahatmas is a screen shot from the YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDbq-Wpr_Dg By American Kabuki June 4, 2015 I ran across this description of the Mahatmas Copper Mirror in a book by famed American Remote Viewer Ingo Swann called "*Psychic Sexuality - Bio-Psycic 'Anatomy' of Sexual Energies" *which you can get here in the kindle ebook format for less than $5, the paperback book is over $130. Its a fascinating book filled with an exhaustive history of the research and suppression of the research of subtle human energies ... more »

Ukraine War News Updates -- June 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*BBC*: *Ukraine's Poroshenko warns of 'full-scale' Russia invasion* *President Petro Poroshenko has told MPs the military must prepare to defend against a possible "full-scale invasion" from Russia, amid a surge of violence in eastern Ukraine.* *Russia has denied that its military is involved in Ukraine, but Mr Poroshenko said 9,000 of its troops were deployed.* *Clashes involving tanks took place in two areas west of Donetsk on Wednesday.* *There was a "colossal threat" that large-scale fighting would resume, the president told parliament in Kiev.* *The outbreak of violence, in... more »

Rebels Kill 21 Soldiers In The Restive Indian Province Of Manipur

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Deutsche Welle:* *In northeast India, rebels kill army soldiers* *Heavily armed rebels have killed at least 21 Indian army soldiers in an ambush in Manipur state. The region has long been a hotbed for insurgents fighting the government in Delhi. * *Police said the soldiers were killed on Thursday when a group of rebels armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons attacked a military convoy in Chandel district traveling to the state capital, Imphal.* *Fourteen soldiers were also injured in the attack, one of the worst such incidents in the troubled region in years. T... more »

The Pentagon Wants To Continue Buying Russian Rockets For Their Space Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
An Atlas V rocket equpped with a Russian RD-180 engine launching NASA's Mars Curiosity rover in 2011. NASA / Wikicommons *New York Times: **Pentagon Seeks Easing of Ban on Russian Rockets for U.S. Space Missions* *WASHINGTON — After Russia annexed Crimea last year, Congress passed legislation that forced the Pentagon to stop buying Russian rocket engines that have been used since 2000 to help launch American military and intelligence satellites into space.* *Now, that simple act of punishment is proving difficult to keep in place.* *Only five months after the ban became law, the... more »

June 4: As I expected...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
...Over five pages of section A, including all of the editorial and commentary pages, are about one year ago in Moncton when three mounties were killed. It's presented as a mark of respect to our RCMP officers. But it's not. If the city and this province respected its police officers, we would have done something to help them. And in a year we've done almost nothing. Our newspapers and politicians (and us) should spent that year to ask the questions our police need answers to. How was it possible for a deranged young man to buy a rifle designed only to kill people? How is it possi... more »

The 4 Scariest (But Secretly Wonderful) Steps toward Enlightenment

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Enlightenment is no walk in the park. If you decide to apply, leave your invulnerability behind. The post The 4 Scariest (But Secretly Wonderful) Steps toward Enlightenment appeared first on Waking Times.


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
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Full of themselves

risa bear at A Way to Live - 7 hours ago
So it is June. We are harvesting peas, greens, garlic scapes and rhubarb regularly, and a few raspberries, cherries and pie cherries have appeared.We would be eating goumis but a freeze hit all the blooms and left us just one tiny berry, which I reverently brought to Beloved for her to eat, as she has first choice of all orange things. The broadbean shade plan seems to be working, as most of the lettuce and other spring things are holding out well; the arugula and Chinese cabbage bolted anyway, however. Looking across the Rose Gate into the lower garden we see (or don't see) bl... more »

Master of Two Swords

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
Miyamoto Musashi

Short Notes on Jeremy Corbyn

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn's (rather late) announcement that he will be standing for the Labour leadership is entirely welcome. To say the fare so far on offer is uninspiring conjures images of popes and woods. While all of the candidates seem keen to run away from the record and policies they loyally followed these last five years, and one in particular who has a mind blank where an awareness of the character of the party she aspires to lead should be, tens of thousands of members up and down the country have felt annoyed and effectively disenfranchised. As the candidates tilt to the right, ign... more »

Supplemental: You Know Who traffics with FIFA crooks!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015Helderman, killing the pig:* Narrative is endless. Narrative is powerful. Proving this point is Rosalind Helderman in today’s Washington Post. Helderman is a well-known lover of scandal. In this morning’s front-page report, she finds it in the same old place, just as it has been written. As always, You Know Who is committing grave harm with his Global Initiative. As Helderman starts, she describes a fiendish decision— Good lord! You Know Who accepts a donation to help feed the hungry: HELDERMAN (6/4/15): During the closing session of the Clinton Global In... more »

Is America the Greatest Country in the World? Here’s How it Stacks Up

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video -* Many people continue to say that America the greatest country in the world, but is it true? Actor Jeff Daniels offers some interesting statistics. The post Is America the Greatest Country in the World? Here’s How it Stacks Up appeared first on Waking Times.

Nancy Pelosi Is Whipping "Almost Daily" for TPP

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Pelosi was a perp on Obama's failed Chained CPI proposal as well — another Obama–Paul Ryan pro-wealth project. Not a great choice for a "San Francisco liberal" to be making.* *by Gaius Publius* It looks like this early statement, about which I got some pushback, is proving true. Just as Chuck Schumer was the behind-the-scenes enabler on Fast Track and TPP in the Senate — he voted No but privately organized the Fast Track set of bills so they would pass — Pelosi is the behind-the-scenes enabler of TPP in the House. According to one report (see below), she might even vote No, so l... more »

The Growing Role Of Kim Jong Un's Sister In North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
On Friday North Korea’s state-controlled media outlet KCNA transmitted footage of Kim Yo Jung touring new construction in progress at a tree nursery along with her brother Kim Jong Un. File Photo by KCNA/Yonhap *IBTimes*: *Kim Jong Un's Sister Is North Korea's New Propaganda Leader: Kim Yo Jung Reportedly Helping Brother Silence Enemies* *North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly now relies on his younger sister to steer his party's propaganda department, according to a report Wednesday from South Korea's Yonhap News. Kim Yo Jong, the leader's 28-year-old sister, took over the ... more »

(The Tyranny of Great Wealth - Tom Paine)

The truth about the last crash and the next one is right on the face of 2010's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (and many people (traders mainly) paid attention), the message, however, is that anyone will take advantage of anyone because of the opportunity to make an ungodly (good word, right?) amount of money - and think that's a good reason for being forgiven for taking advantage. It's

Was Hillary Clinton's State Department 'For Sale' On Iranian Sanctions When She Was Secretary Of State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and former US President Bill Clinton (Reuters) Washington Times*: Bill Clinton’s foundation cashed in as Sweden lobbied Hillary on sanctions* *Bill Clinton’s foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times.* *The Swedish entity, called the William J. Clinton Foundation ... more »

Sugar Ray Dodge: Stalker and Troll

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
If Webster or any other reputable lexicon ever put a picture next to the words "troll" and/or "stalker", they could do worse than use the hideous image above. Usually, a writer has to make it before they earn their first stalker. But Sugar Ray Dodge has decided to put the cart before the ox, as it were. Ray is a failed humorist/artist who, since last year and for no apparent rational reason, has decided to abandon his already neglected blog and make me his second career. But I'll get to his online abuse in a moment. This miscreant, to me, represents everything that is ... more »

The Economy: "You’re (Probably) a Federal Criminal"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"You’re (Probably) a Federal Criminal"* by Bill Bonner "The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference." - Ralph Nader "Imagine our delight! “Crony Hung in Own Noose” is the headline we would have put on the story. The New York Times has the report: "J. Dennis Hastert, who served for eight years as speaker of the House of Representatives, was paying a former student hundreds of thousands of dollars to not say publicly that Mr. Hastert had sex... more »

Islamic State Continues To Cut Water Supplies To Iraqi Government Controlled Areas (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*VOA:* *IS Closes Dam Gates, Reducing Iraq Water Flow* *Islamic State militants have closed gates of a dam on the Euphrates River in western Iraq, reducing the amount of water flowing to government-held areas in Iraq's western Anbar province, an official said Thursday.* *The militants have redirected the flow of water to their advantage on the battlefield around the city of Ramadi, which they captured last month. But the tactic also threatens southern provinces with drought and the water has been reduced to worrying levels, the officials said.* *Previous Post*: Islamic State Is Us... more »

Islamic State Affiliate Fires Rockets Into Israel From Gaza. Israel Retaliates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Israel bombs Gaza sites after rocket attack claimed by Islamic State sympathizer* *Israel retaliated on Thursday for rockets fired at it from Gaza with bombing raids against three militant training camps, and a radical group sympathetic with Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on Israel.* *Witnesses and medics said the predawn attacks on two camps belonging to Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip, and to the smaller Palestinian group Islamic Jihad caused some damage but no casualties.* *Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said in a statement that I... more »

Christy Clark and The BC Liberal Party, Health Firings Were About Donations To The BC Liberal Party and Christy Clark`s Powertrip

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
*Written By Grant G* What was behind the health researcher`s firings....? All the blather..all the lies by Christy Clark and the BC Liberals over this disgusting scandal...A scandal that cost a man his life, shattered an entire family, ... The bottom line on this scandal...Vindictiveness by Christy Clark, she sent a message to all that cross her and her party, anyone who doesn`t toe the line will be fired..PERIOD Big pharma donates lots of money to the BC Liberals.....And so did *Pfizer* Christy Clark was in an election campaign mode, ..Christy Clark was touting her proposed sm... more »

"Misha's Moment" Saakashvili's appointment designed to provoke Russia

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Interesting?* Just going to quote the important stuff sans spin. The oddity (and perhaps problem) is that the new governor, Mikheil Saakashvili, is not just any out-of-towner. He is a former president of Georgia, on the other side of the Black Sea—although, after leaving office in 2013, he faces allegations of abuse of office (which he denies) and cannot safely return.* Mr Saakashvili led the “rose revolution” of 2003* and tried to steer Georgia towards membership of the European Union and NATO—a strategy that led Russia’s Vladimir Putin into a war with his small Caucasian neighbo... more »

Fukusima Emissions Wax and Wane

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Emissions trending higher again, June 4 23:08 Emissions wax and wane depending upon a wide array of factors. June 1-3 2015 emissions appeared lower when I viewed the cams compared to the period right around the earthquake at the end of May 2015. The 8.5 May 30, 2015 earthquake on Japan's east coast, which was felt widely in Japan, seemed to have shaken things up enough to produce the pink (gamma?) shine visible on the morning of May 31, 2015. This morning I've been looking at recently publications on atmospheric dispersion from the Fukushima accident. None of the studies I've...more »

Poroshenko for the Peace Prize

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*The Once Illustrious Nobel Prize* Putin has often mused how everything his "colleagues" and "partners" in the US touches--turns into ratshit (a loose translation :) . The US is a kind of reverse King Midas. Nothing supports this observation more than the erstwhile *Nobel Peace Prize. *The US has wormed its way into the bowels of the prize's bureacracy--and corrupted it into nothing more than a public slap in the face. That's what the prize has become..*.just a cabalistic slap in the face to humanity.* Nothing more illustrates this contention than the recent revelations of the behi... more »

The Journey - The Arcturians

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*The Journey - The Arcturians* As channeled by Susan Lie PhD *Dear Arcturians,* *Can you tell us what is happening?* "Dearest Ones, We answer you and all who read this transmission. YES, something that IS happening to ALL OF YOU. Everyone is receiving the higher frequencies of energy that are moving into and through your bodies in a strange trans-mutational manner. You might say that the protective cover of the lower dimensional energy field that was placed around your bodies at birth is beginning to fall away. No one knows about this protective cover, as it a natural componen... more »

Islamic State's English-Language Radio Broadcast Sounds Like NPR

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Islamic State has an English-language radio broadcast that sounds eerily like NPR* "We thank our listeners for tuning in and present the following Islamic State news bulletin." That is how thousands of listeners are greeted when they tune into al-Bayan, the Islamic State radio broadcast that delivers the Islamic State news from a smooth, male voice with an American accent. The news bulletin, delivered through Twitter and other social media sites, is yet another avenue the Islamic State has used to up its recruitment and get even more people to join in its figh... more »

U.S. Air Combat Command General Is Predicting A Seven Year War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the head of Air Combat Command, praised the F-22 for its role in the fight against the Islamic State group.(Photo: Air Force) *Air Force Times*: *ACC commander predicts up to seven-year fight in Iraq, Syria* *At 6 p.m. on a recent evening on a base in southwest Asia, an Air Force F-22 Raptor took off for a strike mission against the Islamic State group in Syria.* *What the aircraft accomplished before it landed 11 1/2 hours later shows why the aircraft is vital to the U.S. fleet, and why it is now tasked with flying in every strike package that goes north into... more »

Election 12, JV Bautista and Toilet Politics

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
This Inquirer report yesterday elicited laughter and jeers from many people, even from non-supporters of Sen. Grace Poe. From that report, it says, *“A foundling by definition is stateless,” Bautista said. Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal has said Poe is considered a Filipino and a natural-born citizen under the United Nations Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. But Bautista said that the Philippines was not a signatory to the UN convention. “There are only acts of compliance by the Philippine government to the convention but we are not a signatory so it never cured ... more »

Libtards applaud taking pre-teens to sex shop for "education"...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*no, really.* Out of Minneapolis via The Huffington Post: *Sex Education Teacher Takes Young Students To Sex Toy Shop * MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking middle- and high-school students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis. Gaia Democratic School director Starri Hedges took about a dozen students to the Smitten Kitten last week. Hedges told the Star Tribune that she wanted to provide a safe environment for students to learn about human sexual behavior. Besides offering adult books, videos, toys and other prod... more »

Tsai Ing-wen at CSIS, DPP transcript of speech and Q&A

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 12 hours ago
*A bright day...* This just came through the internets in English and Chinese, with Q and A at the bottom. Her comment on Thatcher is priceless... it's wonky, too tired to clean it up tonight. DPP TRANSCRIPT OF DR. TSAI'S SPEECH AT CSIS ON 6/3/15, FOLLOWED BY THE Q&A LED BY KURT CAMPBELL... *蔡英文於**CSIS**演說:台灣迎向挑戰-打造亞洲新價值的典範* 民主進步黨主席暨總統參選人蔡英文在今(3)日美國時間下午在華府美國智庫戰略暨國際研究中心(CSIS)以「台灣迎向挑戰-打造亞洲新價值的典範(Taiwan Meeting the Challenges Crafting a Model of New Asian Value)」為題發表演說,全文如下: Thank you, Bonnie, for your introduction and to CSIS for welcoming me into your magnificent new building. 謝謝葛... more »

U.S. Military Admits Using Information From Social Media Sites To Launch Airstrikes Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A U.S.-led coalition aircraft flying over Kobanii, as seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 15, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach *Defense Tech*: *US Air Force Targets and Destroys ISIS HQ Building Using Social Media* *Much has been made about the ability of ISIS to master social media to recruit and broadcast their victories. But the U.S. Air Force is turning the militant group’s eagerness to share on social media into that intelligence that produces targets.* *Air Force Gen. Hawk C... more »

Why Is It Hard To Defeat The Islamic State? (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: A sobering video summary and assessment on the war against the Islamic State.

Economic System Transformation

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
I am at the airport heading to Claremont, California for a conference called Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization. I will be one of the presenters in a section entitled "Economic System Transformation". I will be talking about converting the military industrial endless war machine into the "Natural Guard" that can help with disaster relief due to severe weather as a result of global climate change. I'll also call for the transformation of the military production system to one that builds rail, solar, wind, and tidal power systems. Seems like a no brainer to... more »

The Islamic State Is Now Making Political Gains Along With Their Military Gains

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
ISIS militant fighters parade at the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the border with Turkey, on Jan. 2, 2014. REUTERS/Yaser Al-Khodor *New York Times*: *Using Violence and Persuasion, ISIS Makes Political Gains* *BEIRUT, Lebanon — Days after seizing the Syrian desert city of Palmyra, Islamic State militants blew up the notorious Tadmur Prison there, long used by the Syrian government to detain and torture political prisoners.* *The demolition was part of the extremist group’s strategy to position itself as the champion of Sunni Muslims who feel besieged by the Shiite-backed governm... more »

Eric "Hamlet" Chu Suffers the Insolence of Office

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
*Valley views.* Well, Eric Chu once again dazzled us with his ability to turn 180s on a dime. The vacation he took a couple of days ago suddenly got canceled as he decided he would be back for the crucial June 17th meeting. The KMT news organ enthuses: KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) stated yesterday that the party's 2016 KMT Presidential candidate would be finalized during the Central Standing Committee (CSC) meeting scheduled for June 17. Yesterday, Chu also decided to cancel his leave of absence as KMT chairman, so he would preside over the June 17 CSC meeting. He reportedly does n... more »

GMO Corn – the Poison Plant Everyone Eats

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago

THE SMELL OF TOTAL WAR: The Times examines non-candidate Bush!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015Part 4—A certain odor is gone:* The non-candidacy of Candidate Bush is discussed in today’s New York Times. To read that report, click here. Let’s be clear—Jeb Bush *hasn’t* declared himself a candidate yet. He has said he’ll make a major announcement on June 15. It’s always possible that he’ll say he *isn’t* running for president. Given the fact that it’s early June of the year before, none of this actually matters. *Except* for the fund-raising edge non-candidacy confers. Under our complicated fund-raising laws, a person who wants to win the White House ... more »

Message from Odessa...More War on the Way

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
*Newly appointed Gov. Saakashvili in Odessa, Ukraine with one of his primary supporters Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)* *~ This message was received today from a citizen in Odessa, Ukraine. * Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili is appointed the Governor of Odessa. He succeeds in this position Mr. Palitsa who is the Dnepropetrovsk oligarch Kolomoisky’s trustee. Some of the residents of Odessa see in this the revelation of the confrontation between oligarchs Kolomoisky and Poroshenko. Kolomoisky’s response to Saakashvili's appointment was very harsh and negative. However, in th... more »

TTIP And EU-India Trade Talks: Big Business Setting Policy With Public Participation Blocked

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 13 hours ago
RINF, Countercurrents, Global Research On Thursday 4 June, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on an appeal taken by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) against the European Commission for withholding information related to the EU’s trade talks with India. The documents in question were deemed 'sensitive' and 'confidential' when access was requested by CEO in the public interest. The Commission was accused of discriminating in favour of corporate lobby groups and of violating the EU’s transparency rules. The Court has however ruled against CEO. The decision risks deepening t... more »

Iranian & Hezbollah Advisers Committed To Baiji Refinery And Ramadi Ops Leading To Another Loss For The Revolutionary Guard

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Iran has become the main foreign power supporting Iraq in its fight against the Islamic State (IS). Currently, a large number of Iranian advisers are involved in the taking of the Baiji Refinery and surrounding area in Salahaddin province. At the same time, Iranians are heading west for Anbar where the effort to retake Ramadi from the Islamic State is now being led by the Hashd many of which are supported by Iran. That led to another loss for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Wherever there is major action in Iraq the Iranians can be expected to be taking part. In Apr... more »

Are U.S. State Department Claims That The Air Campaigned Has Killed 10,000 Islamic State Fighters Accurate?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*NBC*: *Is U.S. Claim of 10,000 ISIS Dead Believable?* *A top U.S. diplomat strayed from a long-held wartime taboo Wednesday when he reported that 10,000 ISIS militants had been killed in Iraq and Syria, raising questions about how that number was compiled and whether it accurately reflected a U.S.-led coalition's success against the Islamic terror group.* *"We have seen a lot of losses within Daesh since the start of this campaign, more than 10,000," Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on France Inter radio, using an alternate name for ISIS. "It will end up having an ... more »

Video Gaza Freedom Flotilla III arrives in Portugal

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago

Can One Congressman Make A Difference? Get To Know Ted Lieu

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Last year Blue America was awed as we got to know state Senator and congressional candidate Ted Lieu. Ted had a unique record of genuine accomplishment in Sacramento-- on climate change, on gay conversion therapy, on predatory mortgage fraud by banksters, on NSA domestic spying... Now that he's a Member of Congress and of the congressional progress, Lieu is one of the most steadfast voices for working families and for the issues his constituents elected him to work on. Tuesday, the House of Representatives accepted Lieu's amendment to cut federal marijuana eradication programs by ... more »

Ukraine Ceasefire On The Verge Of Collapsing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian*:* Escalation of fighting in east Ukraine leaves ceasefire in tatters* *Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko says there is a ‘colossal threat of the resumption of large-scale hostilities by Russian and terrorist forces’Fighting in east Ukraine has this week reportedly left 21 dead and a fragile ceasefire in tatters, prompting fears of a resumption of full-blown conflict in the region.Speaking in his annual address to parliament in Kiev on Thursday, Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, said there was now a “colossal threat of the resumption of large-scale hostilit... more »

Thai Influenced Steak Tacos

Seth R. Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
Fusion foods are some of the most enjoyable to make and eat. And today's recipe for Thai Influenced Steak Tacos is no exception. If you're a fan of fish tacos, you'll love these. While the meat is vastly different from fish tacos, the toppings are similar. And they're so tasty. *INGREDIENTS* 1 lb. boneless New York strip steak 1/4 Cup soy sauce 1/4 Cup vinegar 2 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp fish sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1 lime, juice and zest 1/2 Cup mayonnaise 1 Tbsp sriracha Corn tortillas Coleslaw 1-2 radishes, halved and thinly sliced 1/4 bunch cilantro *PREPARATION* 1. Prepare a marinade... more »

Choked-Up With Emotion About the Residential Schools Commission

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
I thought that the historic event deserved some sort of commentary, but I don't have the time to do it justice and I didn't want to type some half-thought through statement. The thing is weighing on me. So many thoughts spinning around in my head. According to Vice, the First Nations had to pay for it themselves out of their compensation package. It is an appropriate end to a troubled commission. From the start, the TRC has been plagued by confusion, particularly regarding its relationship with the federal government. One of the most common misconceptions about the TRC is that it w... more »

Could He Have Been Wrong?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
https://www.tumblr.com/ Bill C- 51 was supposed to have been Stephen Harper's trump card. If the economy went south, he could scare voters into supporting him. It worked a couple of elections ago, when he claimed that coalition governments were for losers. But Mr Harper's gift for political poker seems to be failing. Steve Sullivan writes: It’s remarkable to recall how, only months ago, many members of the pundit class were calling the security issue Harper’s ace in the hole — a policy area where he had a clear position and a... more »

Trifecta: Isn't Obama's Economic Growth Historic?!?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*not even close. *

Formula One Grand Prix In Montreal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Party-goers check out Sebastian Vettel's Renault-powered, Red Bull race car parked outside the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Sherbrooke St West for an F1 party on June 6, 2014. Frederic Hore / Montreal Gazette *Toronto Star*: *Still want to go to Canada’s Grand Prix in Montreal?* *It’s not too late to take in the huge June 5-7 party, but you better start organizing things now* *It’s billed as the biggest sporting event in Canada, with attendance of 100,000 on each of its three days if the weather’s good.* *The Canadian Grand Prix will be held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve next weeke... more »

The Whole Sordid Story

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*"Extreme weather" this year?* *Meteorologist Joe Bastardi draws on past weather events for perspective* We believe this year will be similar to the 1957 and 1965 ENSO [El Niño Southern Oscillation] peaks. In the case of 1957, it was a strong event with an anomaly of 1.8. Lo and behold, guess what is showing up again: A similarity to the 1950s, which people pushing disaster du jour either have no idea about, or do and try to hide it. We have an amazing linkage to the 1950s. The drought of the early part of that decade, which we have showed countless times is linked to the same k... more »

Kauilapele's Blog: Kahuku Graduation 2015… Now THIS is a GRADUATION!!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
[image: Kauilapele's Blog] https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/kahuku-graduation-2015-now-this-is-a-graduation/Kahuku Graduation 2015… Now THIS is a GRADUATION!! Posted on 2015/06/02by kauilapele Kahuku is in north east O’ahu.

US Claims Syrian President Assad Is Supporting The Fraud Known As ISIS As The US Supports ISIS (!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
It should be a known fact to everyone by now that 'ISIS' is nothing more than a fraud and a scam....That ridiculous "terrorist group" is the creation of the US CIA and the Israeli Mossad for the sole purpose of undermining the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria... And now that fraud is being manipulated by both our criminal governments and the Jew spew media to try to convince gullible people that a military assault on Syria is now necessary to have it "eliminated"...... Sadly, the majority of people still believe that ISIS is real and they indeed will support an assault on Syria t... more »

Top 25 Plant Based Protein Sources

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Meme -* Some of the top plant-based protein sources that can replace some of the meat in your diet. The post Top 25 Plant Based Protein Sources appeared first on Waking Times.

As the lines between KurdIShIS blur- Who burned 1,000's of Arab homes in Syria?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Kurds committing ethnic cleansing: Thousands of Arab homes have been burned in Hasakah Province, Syria.* Since the Kurds have *been there and done that previously*, as posted, I for one am not surprised How about others who have been reading here? Also wondering how many of these were Assyrian Christian homes? The same militant group that has formerly been praised for fighting Daesh (ISIS) as an oppressed minority in Syria may be *committing ethnic cleansing of its own.* *Two days ago photos on Twitter showed a mass exodus of Arabs stranded on the Turkish border after leaving th... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*Tell us about that awful pooka ~Library Chronicles* *Bobby Jindal’s hatred won’t spread: The governor’s right-wing illness can’t destroy New Orleans ~Chris Rose, Salon * *Children’s Hospital seeks city approval for expansion to NOAH site this week ~Robert Morris, Uptown Messenger* *You Say Tomato...Creole Tomatoes From the Roots Up ~Lucy Leonard, NOLA DEFENDER* *Purchased Slaves Exhibit Helps New Orleans Come to Terms With Domestic Slave Trade ~Eve Abrahms, WWNO* *Bud’s With a Twist ~Errol Laborde*

Some days I feel sort of dozzy!!!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 17 hours ago

Economic News , Data and Views ( June 4 , 2015 ) Greece Updates ( Tsipras Meeting With EC Head Juncker Fails To Result in Deal As Tsipras Rejects Creditor Suggestions for Austerity ...... Experts States First Two Bailouts Invalid Under Greece Constitution ..... Social security Fund IKA to Transfer 200 ML In Cash Reserves To B Of G .... Unemployment at 25.6 % ) ...... Broader Europe and Asia - Data Splash , News of the Day , Euro in focus , Bond Rout Continues for Fourth Day .....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets.... *Keep Talking Greece* ‏@keeptalkingGR 9m 9 minutes ago Creditors' austerity demands from #Greece are a farce http:// goo.gl/fb/JPF6SV #Eu #EC #IMF MineForNothing retweeted *Ioan Smith* ‏@moved_average 35m 35 minutes ago #Greece | RTRS - GREEK FINANCE MINISTER VAROUFAKIS SAYS FIRMLY OPPOSED TO ELECTRICITY UTILITY PPC'S PRIVATISATION MineForNothing retweeted *Efthimia Efthimiou* ‏@EfiEfthimiou 41m 41 minutes ago #Greece FinMin Varoufakis: On my first week @ the office, a snr European official threatened me w/ capital controls unless we signed an MoU The... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
There's some doubt the one below where the man hit by the truck is real or CGI FX...

Restraints on accused in Court

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 17 hours ago
R. v. Fortuin 2015 ONCJ 116 is reproduced in full: RULING ON USE OF RESTRAINTS IN THE COURTROOM 1 P.A. SCHRECK J.:-- Shane Fortuin pleaded guilty to one count of theft under $5000 and one count of failing to comply with a probation order and received a suspended sentence and probation. At the time of his plea, Mr. Fortuin was in custody as his surety had withdrawn a few days earlier. Mr. Fortuin was brought into the courtroom in handcuffs and the handcuffs remained on after he was placed in the prisoner's dock. I inquired whether there was any reason why restraints were required ... more »

Jewish historian argues fake "Holocaust" narrative central to Jewish power in post-WWII America

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 17 hours ago
Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock, a Jewish history professor at Yeshiva University, argues in a new book that Jews would never have gained the immense power and influence they possess in America today had *the fake "Holocaust" narrative of WWII* not been so successfully promoted and institutionalized. Without the "Holocaust", Dr. Gurock contends that Jews in America would have never achieved *"the level of empowerment and agency that we associate with American Jews today,"* *The Times of Israel* recently reported. "Things could have been much worse had the cataclysm of the Holocaust not happe... more »

New State of Matter

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: (Jared Tarbell on Flickr)]* This is very interesting. At these scales everything behaves differently. Scaling up is the real challenge then. A more correct change of state will come about when we learn to alter the position of neutrons and protons in atoms. I suspect that this happens and has never been properly recognized or understood. Again a hidden revolution is taking place in empirical physics as we master the nanoscale world.. *Discovery of new state of matter may lead to superconductor revolution* *By Andrew Fazekas* *Weather and Science writer* *By Andr... more »

The Physical Theory of the Afterlife

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
As my readers perhaps know, we have made significant inroads in piecing together a clear(er) understanding of the afterlife. There are many separate reports, many fanciful, from those with no firsthand knowledge and many sparse reports from those who are granted only a glimpse.I have had a glimpse at least and enough direct confirmation to be sure of my data. The good news is that we live in an age in which the spirit world is actively passing detailed information to us and clarifying it for us if we are prepared to investigate. The information is now out there in far bette... more »

IObama’s Secret Trade Deal

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Right now this trade agreement smells like a corporate agenda pretending to be free trade. That is not a free trade agreement but a treaty of convenience that will cause no end of problems for lack of free trade flexibility. Worse we see debate clearly stifled and that means that real mistakes will slide through and really good trade offs never entertained.It will be still fast tracked and that bodes even less oversight.There are real trade imbalances that need to be properly addressed and not protected or brushed under the mat as the deadlines close in.There is also excellent c... more »

Have Scientists Just Spotted Stonehenge-Style ‘Standing Stones’ On A Comet?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: The formations on the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko]* Hardly of course. However comets do pass close to the sun and are exposed to massive gravitational stresses while producing scant of their own. Movement appears inevitable and then it is a matter of terrain interference. Considering that before we ever saw a comet, we suspected the objects were been crushed, we are getting off light. In short there is ample driving force available. . *Have Scientists Just Spotted Stonehenge-Style ‘Standing Stones’ On A Comet?* *Cameras on the Rosetta space probe have spo... more »

Fatty Liver Disease

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This disease has not been talked about and it is certainly not good for you. The problem with all this thouigh is that what we do know is largely bunkem based on assumptions that are untested and unproven. We do know that it is part of the cardiovascular syndrome that ninety percent of the population suffers from. That is also explained away through far too much cause and effect arguments that are debatable. What is interesting here is that they are looking for flushing agents. These agents may be usable on organs still in the body long before a partial transplant is at... more »

Sealand Skull Forensic Reconstruction.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have to thank one of my readers for this beauty. Suddenly we have an elf that could easily have mixed with humans on a regular basis. Of course, that now suggests an elaborate hoax as well simply because it is too good to be true. Thus we have two real options. There really are elves living on the periphery of human existence with some human genetic content plausibly linked to progenitors of humanity and those cultural sources had real models as well. Alternately, a skilled artist asked the obvious question. Just what would such a skull look like? Without the specimen i... more »

Baltimore: A Legacy of Failed State Experiments

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We have all been watching the slow unfolding of events in Baltimore but this all comes back to a far bigger problem. we have allowed the Police everywhere pick up the arms and systems developed for the military and then deployed them with a fraction of the training we demand of the military. The most important part of military training happens to be the hours spent doing drill. I see scant evidence that that remains the case in the USA for far too many police men. Otherwise men act on impulse in a stress situation. That is no good. At the same time drill training also need... more »

Dealing with Legalized Marijuana With Margaret Wente

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Jay Lambert, 41, trims marijuana plants in the Medicine Man grow house in Denver. (Benjamin Rasmussen For The Globe and Mail)] The bottom line is that prohibition has collapsed throughout the USA and the challenge is to establish ac successful regulatory regime that works well enough. We seem to be getting there. A handful will hold out, but that will no longer matter at all. The economic success of the model may also shift all forms of prohibition to an end. The real challenge remaining is to substitute prohibition with compulsion therapy for those unable to manage th... more »

Genetic study of Chilcotin’s Wild Horses Finds Surprising Links to Siberia

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
A little unexpected and also a lucky find. Yet it is not surprising either. The Chilcotin is a huge land of forests and bitter cold weather that has not attracted serious settlement beyond ranching. Importing or buying a Siberian pony herd make just too much sense and someone obviously did and they ran wild and interbred with the also well adapted Canadian horse. It may have been done deliberately but it would have made little difference. Since they are wild, I expect that the herds will grow to a serious size if not already. They live in a green ocean that can easily hide mil... more »

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Islamic reform project

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Books Hirsi Ali] Yes - Islam must repudiate Sharia and Jihad. Neither is meant to advance civilization and never has. Much more important though is that muslim society is understanding that the rule of law matters and it needs to be man made and modern. So yes this book is now a ray of hope inspired by the Arab Spring which is a long way from been over.. That meat grinder is not over and will continue. What it is doing is exhausting both Autocracy and Theocracy. The end game is still modernism with an Arab hue. In the end. the Islamic scriptures will be reshaped and... more »

Morgan Freeman Destroys The Argument Against Marijuana Legalization

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Right now we really need much more science to allow us to advise on usage. In the meantime the news is all good. I became an advocate back in 2007 after i had read the literature. It was obvious what the right path was. After that it is merely a matter of waiting for everyone else to catch up and that is certainly well underway. I remain no fan of recreational use and that applies to alcohol as well. I would consider trying it in beverage form in a measured way. All mind affecting products need to be controlled substances simply to block avaricious promotion. It has wor... more »

Mind Control Through Emotional Domination

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: America] Without question the media has become a pure propaganda machine and is used to repeat rarely rebutted facts and ideas. The proper defense is to shut this noise off and retreat to alternative suppliers. The top third of society is not been served and that third has largely abandoned the mass media. Even the bottom two thirds is quickly losing interest in the crisis of the moment. To blame all this on a conspiracy is completely unnecessary. The media actually believes that the number of eyeballs is the only thing that is important and then caters to what t... more »

Activating Your Divine Blueprint Of Awakening

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
An interesting presentation for those seeking to open their spirit body to higher sensitivities. Most effort has been around meditation, yet also focusing on accepting the rational consequences of success in meditation can surely lead to success in such meditation as well. this lists five useful templates to be repeated and focused upon. This is little different than the repetition of prayer as actively taught by churches generally. What it brings to light though is that few understand the intent of prayer and meditation. Prayer has the role of shedding evil intentions thr... more »

Nature’s Most Powerful Antibiotics

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is one more formulation of essentially the same brew. I personally have taken to making up a brew of ginger, tumeric and tamerid tea to add to my tea or other beverages. The brew is concentrated, so a third of a cup added to a quart of tea is fine. It tastes fine as well. The take home for all of us is that we learn to integrate all these into our diets. It has taken myself a while to apply it all properly so be patient. I threw away a lot of ginger before i put my brew together. We are more and more learning how to master our food inputs.. . *Nature’s Most Powerful Ant... more »

How I Got Converted to G.M.O. Food

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
GMO food will certainly revolutionize agriculture and here we have excellent examples. What has been outrageous has been the Monsanto approach to creating seed monolpies and perticularly their integration of roundup. That happens to be the Neutron bomb of industrial agriculture and needs to be stopped. In the meantime we still have environmentalist peddling outright scientific ignorance and this is not helpful . In science you cannot be right once out of ten, you must be mostly right. This work shows us that. Greenpeace works on the basis of outright fraud in pushing false cl... more »

Healthy Soups Boil down to Big Business

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is really more than that. It happens to be an effective way to store huge amounts of food through freezing. In practice the better the quality produced, the better it all behaves when frozen. All this points to a real opportunity. As we enter the age of organic farming we will produce huge amounts what is properly seconds. That is perfectly fine food that cannot be sold. Converting all that into boiled product solves the storage problem in the form of soups, stews and curries. Better yet there is a natural market that demands high quality and good taste and that is the... more »

Global Carbon Levels Surpassed 400 ppm for Entire Month

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Yes we are now a firm 400 ppm. Yet any meaningful interpretation informs us that this does not drive the weather at all. The lobby industry claim that it does based on one decade of coincidence is so utterly wrong headed as to throw science itself into disrepute as it has in fact done. What it really means is that we have partially recovered toward the geological norm that was suppressed by the million year Ice Age. We actually have a long ways to go and we will not be reaching it. The smoke stacks will be dying soon enough because of our fresh understanding of Dark Matter... more »

NSA Phone Surveillance Illegal, Federal Court Rules

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Let us understand something. Mass surveillance was always illegal. What happened is that it became both possible and cheap and the temptation became practical and even financially invisible. Thus, knowing that this broke every conceivable law and common sense even, They chose to proceed using a legal smokescreen in case they got caught along with a deep cloak of secrecy. One shielded the other. Then the inevitable happened. Someone asked the simple question: Just what in hell am i doing and is this right? There was no good answer. It was like been the technician who tur... more »

How to Treat and Prevent Diabetes with Dr. Sircus

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Dr Sircus pulls all the work together for us in this piece. The real take home for all of us is that monitoring our ph levels daily is an excellent practice for two excellent reasons. The first is that it will show significant imbalances and confirm the need to be proactive. The second is even better. It allows us to focus on dietary influences and supports a healthy food regimen. We are mostly not athletes and do not wish to take all this to absurd lengths, but we all want to be healthy and this allows serious monitoring and makes it easier to skip the indulgences. Everyon... more »

BM 12 Conclusions

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is the last part of this long piece. Thanks for bearing with me. The shock for myself is to see a number of already in place conjectures and suspicions turned into high probabilities with no reasonable alternative. The good news is that we are part of a Space Faring civilization that has been in tact for at least the 500,000 years that they applied to this system. We even have a clear task and that is to finish Terraforming Terra. Our surface population will rise to 100 billion in order to do this. When we are finished here we will likely also do Venus in much the sam... more »

Back Pain Relief and Treatments

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Far too many folks suffer from chronic muscular pain and the misical profession comes up short for treatment options. Here we have a list of options and magnesium is particularly noted. It is reasonable to presume that the bulk of the pain is derived from a spasmed muscle which itself may be quite small and even deeply hidden.. Thus it has to be found and released in order to provide relief. Worse is that it picks up a memory and repeats become necessary. The methods below all tackle this issue either directly or indirectly. Combine any thing that releases the problem with tar... more »

Billions in Vaccine Damage Payouts

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is completely unbelievable. Assume that several thousand victims are out all likely7 labelled as victims of autism instead. What is most unbelievable is that the american press is actively hiding the truth by not even looking for the smoking gun and the stack of evidence in the USA. That increase in autism is surely a plausible derivative of flawed vaccines or is it? Again i lack real comparables to make the case. What is true is that the press in Europe is supporting that paradigm and we are ignoring it.. ... *Billions in Vaccine Damage Payouts * *Saturday, 9 May 201... more »

The Secret History of Astrology

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: http://www.wakingtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Astrology1.jpg] The very reasonable assumption made by every scientist, myself included, understood Astrology to be an early doctrine inspired by natural astronomy and perhaps visionary inputs. There is no expectation of anything profoundly foundational to be found in an apparently empirical construct With our new comprehension of the advanced engineering that was deployed in order to produce the Earth and the moon both and the knowledge that an advanced race of guides or teachers assisted us during the Bronze Age i... more »

BM 11 DNA as a Message.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is possible that the DNA has all sorts of information, but i am not so sure. What i do think it does have is a library of useful options that work in terms of organics that we have barely begun to even tap let alone understand. If an internal mathematica happens to exist, i suspect that it is organized around a quaternary logic at least rather than a binary logic. All this will be suitable for chemistry. The more interesting question is whether these molecules also contain photonic processors. it is there were i expect to find a mass of useful data and we are a long w... more »

Pasteurized Milk Speeds Death but Yogurt and Cheese Benefit Health

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Out of the blue we have a home run. I have been reading material that discourages the use of milk forever and i naturally assumed that this extended to cheese and yogurt. Why would i not? Yet for all my adult life i have consumed little milk unless it was in the form of cheese or yogurt. worse, i really do not wish to give up cheese in my general diet becasue i use it as a meat replacement. So this happens to be wonderful news for myself personally. I just could not give up cheese and now i do not have to. This is also the best possible news for the dairy industry generall... more »

Link Between Two Main Life-Forms

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
A rather unusual discovery and likely the beginning of more as well. It opens a new book on this whole field and must be suggestive. At least we now know that they were connected then and even that was open to debate without this example. It is a pleasing result and adds anther confirmed node to the tree on life. All good. . *Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists * *'We’ve identified an organism that seems to represent a very distant cousin of ours and in doing so it tells us... more »

Christy Clark`s LNG Sellout Collapses(IEA States That Canadian LNG Plants Are Not Happening For At Least A Decade)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 23 hours ago
*Canadian LNG prospects have ‘darkened’, says International Energy Agency**Grant G* I have written extensively about LNG on this site....Wrote about the looming LNG glut...Wrote about the price collapse, wrote about American and Australian output, on how there is way more supply than demand with 40% more supply coming online between now and 2018.. Christy Clark has sold out British Columbia, even if anything gets built BC will not reap benefits anywhere near Christy Clark`s delusional blathering...I suspect that Petronas will in the next few weeks give a conditional FID for their ... more »

Musical Interlude: David Schombert, “A Space Journey”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
David Schombert, “A Space Journey” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un5SEJ8MyPc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Large, dusty, spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen edge-on near the center of this rich telescopic image. The field of view spans nearly 2 degrees, or about 4 times the width of the Full Moon, toward the expansive southern constellation Centaurus. * Click image for larger size.* About 13 million light-years distant, NGC 4945 is almost the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. But X-ray and infrared observations reveal even more high energy emission and star formation in the core of NGC 4945. The other prominent galaxy in the field, NGC 4976, is an elliptical galaxy. Left of center, NGC 4976 ... more »

"Is Life Embedded in the Cosmos?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Is Life Embedded in the Cosmos?" by Luke McKinney . "A recent mathematical analysis* says that life as we know it is written into the laws of reality. DNA is built from a set of twenty amino acids - the first ten of those can create simple prebiotic life, and now it seems that those ten are thermodynamically destined to occur wherever they can. For those unfamiliar with thermodynamics, it's the Big Brother of all energy equations and science itself. You can apply quantum mechanics at certain scales, and Newtonian mechanics work at the right speeds, but if Thermodynamics says somethi...more »

"Illusions And Seagulls..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There is a family of us who have this yearning for a kind of excellence that we can manifest every day of our lives, a family who wants to believe we're not pawns, we're not victims on this planet, that knows we have the power within us here and now to change the world we see around us!" "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof." - Richard Bach, "Illusions: The Adventures of A Reluctant Messiah" "If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then wh... more »

Chet Raymo, “Sailing to the Moon”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Sailing to the Moon”* by Chet Raymo “It's like fishing in the dark. Our thoughts are the hooks, Our hearts the new bait.” "And so, China has soft-landed a rover on the Moon. A splendid achievement of which that nation must be very proud. I'm proud too, for humankind. I think of what Thomas Merton wrote in “Thoughts in Solitude”, at a time when some far-seeing rocket scientists were considering the real possibility of going to our sister satellite: "What can we gain by sailing to the moon, if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves." I've read much of w... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Better Angels Of Our Nature"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Better Angels Of Our Nature: * * How Charles Dickens Influenced Abraham Lincoln" * by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. “Here’s the story of an obscure but beautiful quotation from Charles Dickens that found its way into the First Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln. n 1861, before his inauguration, Lincoln showed a draft of what he intended to say to William Seward, his Secretary of State. Seward recommended that Lincoln conclude with conciliatory words, and sketched out a few sentences for Lincoln to consider. Seward’s rough draft, which has been preserved, contains the expression “... more »

"A Different Drummer..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” - Henry David Thoreau

The Poet: Matthew Arnold, "Growing Old"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Growing Old"* "What is it to grow old? Is it to lose the glory of the form, The lustre of the eye? Is it for beauty to forego her wreath? Yes, but not for this alone. Is it to feel our strength - Not our bloom only, but our strength - decay? Is it to feel each limb Grow stiffer, every function less exact, Each nerve more weakly strung? Yes, this, and more! but not, Ah, 'tis not what in youth we dreamed 'twould be! 'Tis not to have our life Mellowed and softened as with sunset-glow, A golden day's decline! 'Tis not to see the world As from a height, with rapt prophetic eyes, And heart ... more »

"If Only- Locating The Underlying Cause"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"If Only- Locating The Underlying Cause"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Once you’ve taken the time to inquire within, you can begin to make changes that address the deeper issue. Often, when we’re unhappy, we fall into the habit of thinking that, if only one or two particular things in our life would change, everything would be fine. We might focus on the fact that we need a new car, or a raise, or a change in our living situation. We dwell on this one thing and strategize, or complain, or daydream about what it would be like to have it. Meanwhile, underneath the surface, the rea... more »

"In dreams begin responsibilities"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Ten years ago, this was what I was blogging about...* Why don't people get excited about freedom? I'm not talking about the people who used to risk everything going over the Berlin Wall to freedom, or those Cubans who in a bid for freedom brave shark-infested seas on inner tubes ... I'm talking about most people in most modern democracies who have happily traded their liberty for a little temporary security, and in most cases have ended up with neither. As Bob Jones once asked when fronting a party promoting 'Freedom and Prosperity!', why is it so easy to promote prosperity, and so ... more »

The ‘Big 6′ Chemical Companies Now Make 50,000 Different Pesticides

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Christina Sarich* - With 50,000 types of pesticides, who are the real vermin here? The post The ‘Big 6′ Chemical Companies Now Make 50,000 Different Pesticides appeared first on Waking Times.

Alan Waldman : TELEVISION | ‘Hustle’ is Brit series where lovable rascals con greedy, rich bastards

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
A fine cast, tricky plots, and snappy dialogue make this program a fun, compelling pleasure. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | June 3, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman : *TELEVISION* | ‘Hustle’ is Brit series where lovable rascals con greedy, rich bastards

It's too hard for U.S. media to keep track of people killed here by police, but The Guardian is managing to do it from the U.K.

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*A screenshot of the control panel of **the *Guardian* interactive website** that keeps track, as it says, of "People killed by police in the US" -- tallying, as of this afternoon, 470 nationwide year-to-date. Note that there's also a map view. (Click to enlarge.)* *by Ken* "Can you imagine any entity in our so called free press doing something like this?" Johnny Morales asks in "The Guardian UK embarrasses All US Media but will we notice?," posting on Daily Kos as *johnnyintexas*. "This" is a comprehensive gathering of information about killings by the police in the U.S., viewabl... more »

5 Signs That You’re Outgrowing Yourself

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dylan Charles* - Our culture celebrates destruction over evolution, and it our challenge to overcome this. The post 5 Signs That You’re Outgrowing Yourself appeared first on Waking Times.

5 Books That Will Decrease Your Dependency On Big Pharma

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Anna Hunt* - With these six amazing books, you will be able to create your own herbal medicine and decrease your dependency on big pharma. The post 5 Books That Will Decrease Your Dependency On Big Pharma appeared first on Waking Times.

Innovate or Die

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: Image result for addison wiggin] *Guest post by **Addison Wiggin**, who catches up with futurist Juan Enriquez...* ------------------------------ *“The problem with the French is… they don’t have a word for ‘entrepreneur.’” *– rumoured to have been uttered by President George W. Bush to British Prime Minister Tony Blair “I get up in the morning,” our friend Juan Enriquez told us during an interview one day late in 2011, “I read the paper and see all the bad things going on with the debt, deficits, wars and the economy. Then, I step into a lab and see all the potential break... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 4th June)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Child benefit STAYS while I'm PM: Cameron slaps down Iain Duncan Smith plan to limit hand-out to two children Number 10 said the Prime Minister would stick to his pre-election pledge to protect the child benefit entitlement for the next five years. Welfare Minister Duncan Smith’s proposals had included limiting payments to the first two children, as well as cutting benefit for the first child

What Greece Can Learn From The Defaults Of Other Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Jennifer RyanAlex Tribou, Bloomberg*: *Here's What Defaults Did to Other Countries as Greece Teeters* *History offers hints for Greece's future* *By Friday, we may know whether Greece has reached a debt deal with its creditors. A failure could trigger a default and raise the prospect that it becomes the first country to leave the euro currency union.* *The history of previous economic cataclysms suggests that changes in currency values can work as escape valves that quickly, though not painlessly, relieve pressure on an economy. Massive depreciations allow countries to become mo...more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*The Lens loses public records lawsuit against city of New Orleans ~Marta Jewson* *Brad Pitt non-profit ‘Make it Right Foundation’ sued by recipient of new home claiming it is unlivable ~Louisiana Record*

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian*: *Congress passes NSA surveillance reform in vindication for Snowden* *Bulk collection of Americans’ phone records to end as US Senate passes USA Freedom Act* *The US Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to end the bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records, ushering in the country’s most significant surveillance reform since 1978 two years after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations to the Guardian.* *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 3, 2015* In war on IS, solutions may be everywhere -- CSM Editorial Why We Aren't...more »

News from CERN: "It is time for new physics!"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
These are exciting times for physics, *Today, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months. After an almost two year shutdown and several months re-commissioning, the LHC is now providing collisions to all of its experiments at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV, almost double the collision energy of its first run. This marks the start of season 2 at the LHC, opening the way to new discoveries. The LHC will now run round the clock for the next three years.* The "unprecedented energy" of 13 TeraElecton Volts is almost double that ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Spying Will Continue in Another Form

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama signed the USA Freedom Act into law late Tuesday, following a 67-32 Senate vote that pushed through the legislation earlier that day. Gayane Chichakyan has more details and looks at how much this law will reduce surveillance.

Germany's Key Role in U.S. Drone War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Ken Jebsen discusses the U.S. Ramstein base in Germany on his radio show KenFM. A campaign has sprung up to press the government of Germany to order the closure of the US drone satellite relay station at Ramstein Air Base, a station that is central to US drone attacks globally.

“Jon Stewart's Definitive Takedown of Our Endless Middle East Stupidity”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Jon Stewart's Definitive Takedown of Our Endless Middle East Stupidity”* *Strong Language Alert* by Janet Allon "Learning curves are for pussies!" Jon Stewart lamented on Tuesday's show. He was referring to the fact that the U.S. never learns, well, a goddamned thing about the Middle East. In a definitive takedown of U.S. policy in the region for as long as anyone alive can remember, Stewart really laid it on the line. Virtually every time we have sent arms to rebels, or those we perceived as good guys, they have them turn into enemies. We backed the Mujahadeen and they morphed int...more »

Spain: U.S. Investigated Strange Sightings in Madrid

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 1 day ago
*Date: 06.03.2015Source: ABC - Madrid and Planeta UFO* *Spain: U.S. Investigated Strange Sightings in Madrid* Having reached the first half of the 20th century, Madrid became one of the red-dotted locations on the world map of unidentified flying objects, the ones commonly known as UFOS. This is how it is reflected by the Project Blue Book website, regarding certain files declassified in early 2014 that the study of eight cases in Spain under the auspices of the U.S. Army. Four of these were in Madrid. The files, a minimum number among the 140,000 collected in the website, make ... more »

Cutting Edge Humans

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
An alarm bell sang out all morning in the neighborhood here: “pay attention”, *“pay attention”, “PAY ATTENTION”, “PAY ATTENTION!!!” *With each blast, a peacefully gorgeous day is interrupted. The contrast is startling. The sparrows too, tap and chirp incessantly from the wires and the gutters and the rooftops – sending Morse code sequences of warnings. What is the message? After a while, the screaming laughter of schoolchildren unravel part of the story. Not a real alarm, but a hand-held siren as part of an *end of the school year* field day. Yet the birds have not given up. ... more »

Wild Bill: Bruce Jennercide

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*sums it up nicely. *

World News Briefs -- June 3, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters: **Ukraine forces, separatists fight first serious battles in months* *Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine's defense minister said an attempt by rebels to take the eastern town of Maryinka had been thwarted.* *The Ukrainian military said the Russian-backed rebels had tried to advance using tanks and up to 1,000 fighters west of the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk, in the most significant escalation of the conflict in about three months and in defiance of a ceasefire deal.* *Estimates of casua... more »

Hoyer Shows His True Colors Again-- Spoiler: Not Blue

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Intimates of Nancy Pelosi's say that as much as she wants to retire as Democratic leader, she won't do it while there is a chance Steny Hoyer will get the job. Most House Democrats know that if Hoyer ever becomes Speaker-- God forbid-- all legislation will be filtered through K Street and nothing will ever get done. Hoyer is a Beltway lobbyist favorite. The only current member of the House who has taken more in legalistic bribes from lobbyists than Hoyer ($982,932) is Boehner ($1,238,821). The next most corrupt are notorious crooks Charlie Rangel ($847,353) and Don Young ($735,782)... more »

Quote of the Day: 'On this premise, it’s wrong to even consider something like a gender change...'

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*"According to most conventional or traditional approaches to morality, you must accept yourself as God or Nature made you. On this premise, it’s wrong to even consider something like a gender change, even if it were even easier to attain than it currently is.** "I reject this premise, as must anyone who benefits from tampering with nature as we know it. Human beings alter their bodies and their environments in ways to achieve better results for themselves all the time. That’s the whole point of both science and capitalism: to enable personal growth and human advancement, for th... more »

Finally, a reason to feel sorry for telemarketers...

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
But is it even possible to feel sorry for accountants? Pic source: An otherwise rubbish article from *The Economist*. [Hat tip Sylvester Kuo] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Economics for Real People: No seminar tonight ... but Chris Berg

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Sadly, our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group report that this week students will be doing what students sometimes do, i.e., working, so there will be no Econ Group seminar tonight... Hi everyone, There will be* no* Economics Group seminar this week, due to the fact that we are now all busy with assignments and preparing for exams. Economics Group seminars will resume in late July, when *semester two* begins. We already have some great speakers lined up for the coming semester's programme of seminars! In the meantime, however, remember that later this month we are co-host... more »

Excising Critical Thought Via McDonaldization of Education

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
The Washington Post imagines a dystopic future where only the elite are educated while the children of the masses are taught a pre-given curriculum, that no doubt would be purged of truths unrelated to efficiency and compliance: "At some point, it’s possible to imagine a scenario where the top, highest-paid human talent migrates to the nation’s most elite universities, while robots take over the teaching and training of students in community colleges or vocational schools, where most of the emphasis is on learning certain very specific skill

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