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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, June 5, 2015

5 June - Blogs I'm Following

Food and Water Watch  The View

10:40pm MDST

Parents call for removal of Gaia Democratic School Director, Starri Hedges...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 47 minutes ago
*you remember her.* She's the one who thought *taking children as young as 11 to an adult sex shop for "education" was a dandy idea. * MINNEAPOLIS — Parents of students at a small Minneapolis private school are demanding the director resign after she led a field trip to a shop that sells sex toys and adult novelties. “We are not happy with what happened,” said Steve Strawmatt, who has already removed his 10-year-old son from the school. Strawmatt issued a statement on behalf of about nine sets of parents of kids at Gaia Democratic School who are outraged that director Starri Hedges... more »

Tsai Ing-wen Rocks DC

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
[image: IrisTrip37] *Gravel operations on the Lili River.* DPP Presidential candidate and Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen's visit to the US went very well. Enjoy some video of her talking (from here) and check out Walter Lohman's comments in the post below this one. The Taipei Times enthused again... Following a landmark visit to the White House on Wednesday, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday, making her the first Taiwanese presidential candidate to have entered the US Department of State headquarte... more »

Seeking Connection with the Web of Life

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
*Opening session this morning of the Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization conference at Clermont College * There are more than 1,500 people here for the conference in Clermont, California and about half of the folks are presenters. The event has drawn people from all over the world, including a large delegation from China. The conference has 12 different broad topic sections and each section has anywhere from 6-11 different tracks (workshops). Each of the tracks has at least a half-dozen speakers. The plan is to stay with your track the entire three-days to s... more »

Musical Interlude: George Harrison, “What Is Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
George Harrison, “What Is Life” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XFfUt7HQWM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"This intriguing trio of galaxies is sometimes called the Draco Group, located in the northern constellation of (you guessed it) Draco. From left to right are edge-on spiral NGC 5981, elliptical galaxy NGC 5982, and face-on spiral NGC 5985 - all within this single telescopic field of view spanning a little more than half the width of the full moon. While the group is far too small to be a galaxy cluster and has not been cataloged compact group, these galaxies all do lie roughly 100 million light-years from planet Earth. *Click image for larger size.* On close examination with spect... more »

“Staying Afloat: Riding the Wave of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Staying Afloat: Riding the Wave of Life”* by “While riding the wave of life you must also practice stillness so you can flow with, rather than resist the wave’s motion. Our lives are continually in motion, buoyed by the wave that is the universe’s flow. As the wave rises and falls, we are carried forward, through life’s high and low points. The universe’s flow may take us to a place in life where we would rather not be. As tempting as it can be to fight the direction and size of this wave that propels us, riding the wave is intended to make life easier. When you ride the wave, y... more »

"Our Job..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it's our job to invent something better." - Chuck Palahniuk

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France. Thanks for stopping by.

"Life, Destiny, Fate..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such." ․ "Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it.... more »

"The Peacock Syndrome"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Peacock Syndrome"* by James Quinn "Researchers at the University of Texas recently published a study about why men buy or lease flashy, extravagant, expensive cars like a gold plated Porsche Carrera GT. There conclusion was: “Although showy spending is often perceived as wasteful, frivolous and even narcissistic, an evolutionary perspective suggests that blatant displays of resources may serve an important function, namely as a communication strategy designed to gain reproductive rewards.” To put that in laymen’s terms, guys drive flashy expensive cars so they can get laid.... more »

Is Hillary Clinton Really Jay Z?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Bob Lefsetz, a former music business attorney and consultant, publishes the music business' most scathing newsletter. Music industry types love it-- as long as it doesn't mention them or their company or clients. This week he turned a spotlight on Vermont folksinger Bernie Sanders... sort of. What’s wrong with giving $400 million to Harvard? Nothing if you don’t mind being castigated by Malcolm Gladwell and becoming part of the billionaire backlash. If you had asked me if Bernie Sanders had a chance, I’d have laughed at you. He’s an old socialist from a tiny state and his religion... more »

Chet Raymo, “New Philosophy ”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“New Philosophy ”* by Chet Raymo "It is one of Albert Einstein's most-often quoted quotes: "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible." Is the world comprehensible? Apparently at least partially so. Consider the NASA solar eclipse atlas I referenced the other day. It is possible to calculate the precise locations and times for solar eclipses thousands of years into the future and past. That's comprehensibility for you. Of course, there are still things we do not comprehend, such as consciousness or the development of organisms, but there ... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Charlie Wilson's War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: *Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American biographical comedy-drama film, recounting the true story of U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson who partnered with CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to launch Operation Cyclone, a program to organize and support the Afghan mujahideen during the Soviet war in Afghanistan.* *The film was directed by Mike Nichols (his final picture) and written by Aaron Sorkin, who adapted George Crile III's 2003 book Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History. Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymou... more »

Color Therapy – Another Suppressed Medical Technology

Waking Times at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Buck Rogers* - Like other suppressed medical technologies, color therapy was stamped out by the government. The post Color Therapy – Another Suppressed Medical Technology appeared first on Waking Times.

Grayson Leads Huge Bipartisan Effort To Strengthen Freedom Of The Press

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
On Wednesday the House passed an important amendment to the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2578). Alan Grayson wrote it and led the fight to pass it so that the federal government would no longer be allowed to harass journalists with the intention of forcing them to reveal their sources. It passed with huge bipartisan support, 245-182. Although 71 Republicans voted with Grayson and the Democrats, these were the 11 Democrats who crossed the aisle and voted with the anti-democracy GOP leadership: *•* Gerry Connolly (New Dem-VA) *•* Jim Costa (... more »

Is Iran's Military Mastermind A Myth?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Jacob Siegel, Daily Beast*: *The Myth of Iran’s Military Mastermind* *Qasem Suleimani is seen as a superhuman strategist and battlefield commander. But lately, he’s been losing more than winning.* *He’s been called the “single most powerful operative in the Middle East today” and nicknamed “Supermani,” but is Qasem Suleimani, the suddenly omnipresent commander of Iran's expeditionary Quds Force, suddenly coming down to earth?* *After Suleimani reportedly visited Damascus last weekend to discuss military strategy, the Iranian press agency IRNA quoted him saying, “in the coming da... more »

Adverse Inference from Failure to Call Evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company v. Geto Investments Limited, 2007 CanLII 27756: [93] Where a party fails to call a witness and an explanation is not provided, the court may but not must draw an adverse inference. [94] Where a party has an evidentiary burden of establishing an issue, his failure, in certain circumstances, to call necessary evidence to support his case justifies a court in drawing the inference that the evidence of the witness who might have been called would have been unfavourable to him. The non-production of evidence that would naturally ha... more »

BUMPED TO THE TOP: Updated video where "Texas" visits war victims in the hospital

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 5 hours ago
Watch the video at this link (I am unable to upload onto my blog) to see an update visit in hospital by "Texas" (American fighting for the Donetsk army). *He visits the family that were wounded in the bombing below. They are in hospital recovering from serious injuries.* *Reporter/soldier "Texas" in Eastern Ukraine shows destruction of US supported NAZIS* Reporter shows the destruction done to one home in eastern Ukraine where a young family lived. The father was killed in the early morning targeted bombing. Wife was severely injured, losing an arm. Daughter killed, Son injured... more »

Dave McGowan Update! A bit more upbeat

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*I wouldn't assume Dave is out of the woods, but, this latest news was certainly much more positive then previous reports:* *So here we go! * *Via Meria Heller, Meria- the mouth that roars*, *she spoke to Dave personally*. *When they** talked, she noticed, Dave was in really good spirits. Certainly good to hear!* *He is starting to eat more. He is gaining some weight back*. *Apparently he had quickly become quite thin. And the only thing that is giving him some pain relief between his cancer treatments is medical marijuana. No doubt it's aiding with appetite.* *He is** "fighting t... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Edward Snowden, New York Times:* *The World Says No to Surveillance* *MOSCOW — TWO years ago today, three journalists and I worked nervously in a Hong Kong hotel room, waiting to see how the world would react to the revelation that the National Security Agency had been making records of nearly every phone call in the United States. In the days that followed, those journalists and others published documents revealing that democratic governments had been monitoring the private activities of ordinary citizens who had done nothing wrong.Within days, the United States government res... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 5, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Howard W. French, Foreign Policy*: *The South China Sea Could Become a Dangerous Contest of Military Might* *Here’s how the United States can prevent that. * *In 2009, during the first go-round of China’s extended push to assert control over almost all of the South China Sea, Beijing staked its claim on a map that it submitted to the United Nations and soon published in every new passport it issued to its citizens.* *The map, formerly an obscure relic of Nationalist rule in the early 20th century, quickly became famous around the world for its most important feature, a loop in... more »

Dissenting Tribal Voices Locked Out of Klamath Land Transfer Discussion

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. Dissenting Tribal Voices Locked Out of Klamath Land Transfer Discussion Despite Years of Inaction and Major Revisions, Klamath Tribes Chairman Refuses to Revisit Water Agreement Media Contact- Willa Powless Kayla Godowa CHILOQUIN, Ore -- Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry released a letter to Klamath Tribes members June 3rd stating that, despite substantial changes to the Klamath

June 5: And yet more...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
It was 1989. I was in my office when I heard about Marc Lepine who had just entered a college and shot and killed 14 women, and wounded 14 men. There was shock. There was anger. There were questions, lot of them. People wanted to know exactly why this had happened. Journalists and police noted he was wearing a hunting cap.That told something about his motivation and his twisted view of women. We wanted to know why it happened so we could prevent it from happening again. But I cannot recall any panic, or stories about how Montrealers rallied from the horror their city had experienced... more »

Report: Thousands Of Iranian Fighters Are Now Streaming Into Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) holds a meeting on 2nd June with Syrian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad Al-Laham in Tehran, Iran. [File photo] *Middle East Monitor*: *7,000 Iranian and Iraqi fighters join Assad forces * *Thousands of Iranian and Iraqi fighters are reported to have arrived in Syria to defend Damascus and its suburbs, after opposition factions announced their next target will be to seize the capital, a Syrian security source announced.* *The source told AFP: "Around 7,000 Iranian and Iraqi fighters have arrived in Syria over the past few weeks and their firs... more »

Leonard Peltier 'My Life is in Your Hands'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Prison Dispatch from Leonard Peltier June 05, 2015 "My life is in your hands." Greetings friends, supporters and Native Peoples, I would like to begin by saying thank you to those of you who have been with me over these nearly 40 yrs, I know some have passed and we all miss them. Many of them gave their all to help Native nations. Those of you still around have seen a lot of changes with the

Karl et al. hiatus killer is "research" that began with conclusions

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
All the major teams that try to quantify the "global mean temperature" indicate that the warming/cooling trend has been basically zero for almost two decades. RSS AMSU, a satellite record, shows a trend that is exactly zero (infinitesimally negative, I guess) in the recent 18.50 years. When you allow small trends that are clearly not statistically significant, you will conclude that even longer recent periods lack any sign of "global warming". This absence of "global warming" in the recent decades is usually referred to as the "hiatus". I am using the word myself – and so do most ... more »

Don’t Let Them Frighten You into Giving Up This Medical Choice

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Barbara Loe Fisher* - California is working towards mandatory vaccinations even though safety concerns are legitimate. The post Don’t Let Them Frighten You into Giving Up This Medical Choice appeared first on Waking Times.

"How It Really Is"

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

BBC News ignores missile attack from Gaza but BBC Arabic reports response per BBC Watch

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
BBC Watch http://bbcwatch.org/2015/06/05/bbc-news-ignores-missile-attack-from-gaza-but-bbc-arabic-reports-response/ asks a question at the end of another report of the BBC reporting Israel's response to attack but not the original attack by Palestinians. The question asked is: 'This is the sixth missile attack since the ceasefire came into effect at the end of August 2014 and users of the BBC News website have not been informed about any of those attacks at the time of their occurrence. It is time for the BBC's funding public to be told why that is the case.' There's a simple ans... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up, 6/6/2015”* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The Greek debt crisis looks like it will be coming to an end. I don’t know if it is this month, but it is definitely this year. Everybody is worried about a Greece default, but a default has really already happened. If you have to loan a country money to pay its debts, isn’t that a default. The bankers have piled the debt on Greece, and it can never be paid. Greece says it cannot make its 300 million euro payment to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and wants to bundle the debt and put off the payment until the ... more »

Headline News

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Sorry for the lack of posts in recent days. It's proving very difficult to post at the moment. Via *Harry's Place *though*, *I'd just like to recommend this excellent blogpost title from *U.N.Watch*: *Saudis Lose Bid to Behead of the UN Human Rights Council*

The Economy: “We Salute You, Rand Paul”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“We Salute You, Rand Paul”* by Bill Bonner "The question on the table is whether your editor is a “dolt” for wishing for a short, sharp depression… Writes Diary reader Steve S.: "Bill, you’re a dolt. For some inexplicable reason you believe a system crash will “fix” everything. Why on earth would a crash do anything but make us all poor and have to start over? Surely, you aren’t suggesting something/anything will be “learned” by the credit-happy idiots in charge that could result in a bona fide recovery." *Deadwood in Charge: *Reading the email, we find opinions mixed. Even we c... more »

Through the eastern window

risa bear at A Way to Live - 9 hours ago
I am weeding, which is a two-part process. Some weeds I know the chickens are fond of, so I cut or pull them and make a pile to take to the poultry zones. The rest I "chop and drop." Here you can see some chopping about to commence, while a bundle of amaranth rests in the trellis till I'm done and can be transported to the henyards. When we arrived here two decades ago, there was a ratty pie cherry tree near the street with a number of dead branches. It has been featured in this blog a number of times and may be a friend to long-time readers. This year it has ripening cherries a l... more »

The Labour Leadership Candidate’s Speech I’m Longing to Hear

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
*Guest post from my friend and fine comrade @ianpmclaughlan* *I am just an ordinary Labour Party member with one vote. And I haven’t got a clue who I’ll give that vote to. Underwhelmed by the personalities and ideas on offer so far, this is the kind of speech that I would love to hear.* "The old order is gone. It is not coming back. The great danger for the Tories is that they think people want more of the same. They don’t. But they will always vote for competence over incompetence – perceived or real. The great danger for us in Labour is that we don’t find the ideas that capture ... more »

Coffee vs Tea – How Much Do We Drink and Which One is Better

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Infographic - *Both coffee and tea have known health benefits. But which is better? The post Coffee vs Tea – How Much Do We Drink and Which One is Better appeared first on Waking Times.

Pakistan Secretly Freed 8 Of 10 Accused In Attack On Malala Yousafzai

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Pakistan Says Court Has Freed 8 of 10 Accused in Attack on Malala Yousafzai* *LONDON — Pakistani officials said Friday that a court had released eight of the 10 men accused of conspiring in the shooting of the schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, in an admission that brought new scrutiny of Pakistan’s faltering efforts to try Islamist militants in the courts.The men had been charged with organizing the 2012 attack on Ms. Yousafzai, who was shot in the head as she traveled to school in the northwestern Swat Valley. She survived her injuries and went on to be... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: "This Week In Crazy: Rick Perry Makes It Rain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"This Week In Crazy: Rick Perry Makes It Rain"* by Sam Reisman "Who wants to take a shower with Mike Huckabee? It’s bring your gun to school day! Glenn Beck says Rick Perry’s hard rain’s a-gonna fall. It’s “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: *"5. Vince Vaughn: *Vince Vaughn would like you to know that he is very, very pro-gun: Vaughn recently did an interview with GQ to promote the second season of HBO’s True Detective, dur... more »

Welcome to... Our Gaia's Gardens

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
I would like to introduce you to Our Gaia's Gardens. This is our new business that we have created here in Morocco. We've been working for months to get it all set up, and now... we are about to launch! I have been a healer and have been using Aromatherapy for almost 25 years. I have created and perfected many recipes over the past 2 decades and have been waiting for the time when I would be able to bring them out to the world. Morocco has been a dream location for me to discover, because it may be one of the last bastions of GMO free lands, where local farmers are still doing ... more »

The Sandy Hook FRAUD Shooting: Another Bombshell - Evidence The "School" Was Indeed Inoperative During The Operation!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I have received some interesting emails today asking me to take a close look at some strong evidence of the Sandy Hook shooting fraud.... I am of course sharing that information here for all to see for themselves, for again as I have stated before, that "shooting" was indeed a criminal operation conducted for the sole purpose of scaring the crap out of Americans to the degree that they would blindly surrender their guns and their freedoms. I have also wanted to go after those out there in the phony "truth movement" that continue to spew their garbage and lies that Sandy Hook was s... more »

Distributism - Third Way Politics

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
Distributism A third-way that works. [image: Hillaire Belloc and GK Chesterton] Hillaire Belloc and GK Chesterton *Distributism is an economic and political philosophy that is an alternative to both capitalism and socialism.* Opposed to laissez-faire capitalism, which distributists argue leads to a concentration of ownership in the hands of a few, and to state-socialism, in which private ownership is denied altogether, distributism was conceived as a genuine Third Way, opposing both the tyranny of the marketplace and the tyranny of the state, by means of a society of owners. Distribu... more »

US Defense Secretary: U.S. May Deploy Medium-Range Missiles To Europe To Counter Alleged Nuclear Treaty Violations By Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Deutsche Welle*: *US could potential deploy missiles in Europe to deter Russia* *The US is considering deploying missiles in Europe in response to an alleged nuclear treaty violation by Russia. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will meet security officials in Stuttgart Friday ahead of a G7 summit. * *The United States is mulling an array of potential responses to Russia's suspected violation of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, including deploying missile systems in Europe capable of pre-emptively destroying Russian weapons.* *The potential missile deployment, or "counterforce" is on... more »

Fast Track Will Also Apply to TISA, the "Scariest Trade Deal Nobody's Talking About"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*An army of lobbyists knocking down the doors of Congress (source; click image for the full effect)* *by Gaius Publius* Fast Track is not just a path to TPP ... it's evil all on its own. There's now another leaked "trade" deal, called TISA, and Fast Track will "fast-track" that one too. Want your municipal water service privatized? How about your government postal service? Read on. Most of the coverage of the Fast Track bill (formally called "Trade Promotion Authority" or TPA) moving through Congress is about how it will "grease the skids" for passage of TPP, the "next NAFTA" tr... more »

The Sandy Hook FRAUD Shooting: Bombshell - "Everyone Must Check In" Sign Was Installed By The DHS During The "Shooting" Operation!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I am still troubled to this day that very few people see the Sandy Hook fraudulent "shooting" for what it truly was... A PsyOps operation run for the sole purpose of using the propaganda of fear to convince gullible Americans to both surrender more of their personal freedoms and of course to surrender their last means of defense against their own criminal government which is of course their guns! I am still shocked that there are clowns in this so called "truth movement" that are out there claiming that Sandy Hook was somehow real. (!) And of course we have a few that are also pro... more »

China To Deploy Intelligence Ships Off Hawaii

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Wang Jin sits on the right of Yang Yujun, the spokesperson of the PLA at a press conference. (Photo/CNS) *Want China Times:* *Beijing deploys maritime surveillance vessels to the waters off Hawaii* *Amid tensions between the United States Navy and the People's Liberation Army Navy over the disputed waters of the Spratly islands, China has begun to send maritime surveillance vessels to the waters off the coast of Hawaii as a countermeasure against the US activities in the South China Sea, reports Tokyo-based Nihon Keizai Shimbun.* *Senior Colonel Wang Jin from the PLA's Department... more »

Vietnam Wants To Buy Western Fighter Jets And Drones To Counter China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) raises a toast with Vietnamese army generals after they signed the Joint Vision Statement during a ceremony at the Ministry of Defence in Hanoi June 1, 2015. Reuters/Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool *Reuters*: *Exclusive: Vietnam eyes Western warplanes, patrol aircraft to counter China* *Vietnam is in talks with European and U.S. contractors to buy fighter jets, maritime patrol planes and unarmed drones, sources said, as it looks to beef up its aerial defenses in the face of China's growing assertiveness in disputed waters.* *The battle-hardened count... more »

The Growing Japan - Philippine Military Alliance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Tokyo, Manila boost security ties as China pushes maritime claims* *Japan and the Philippines agreed to strengthen security ties and discussed transferring military equipment and technology on Thursday in Tokyo's latest move to strengthen cooperation with Southeast Asian countries to counter China's maritime ambitions.* *Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Philippine President Benigno Aquino also agreed to expand joint training and exercises between their militaries and to co-operate in building up the Philippines Coast Guard.* *China has become increasin... more »

Chinese Warship Fires Warning Shot At Philippine Fishing Boat In The Disputed South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*ABC News (Australia):* *Philippine defence minister 'gravely concerned' over reports Chinese warship fired warning shot in South China Sea* *The Philippine defence minister says Manila is "gravely concerned" over reports a Chinese warship has fired a warning shot on a Filipino fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea.* *China has been rapidly expanding its occupied reefs in the Spratly archipelago, alarming other claimants and drawing sharp criticism from the United States, Japan and Europe.* *The fishing boat was reportedly near a reclaimed reef when the shot was fired.* *"... more »

These 4 Young People are the Voice of the Next Revolution

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - These four inspiring young people are setting the example with their courage and integrity. The post These 4 Young People are the Voice of the Next Revolution appeared first on Waking Times.

Future Planning

Dana at The Galloping Beaver - 11 hours ago
 At what point do we begin to consider whether there is anything in the history of human civilization worth preserving for some future species that may either evolve here or arrive from elsewhere? What would be worth preserving? How? Where? When should the planning and fund raising begin? Who should lead the effort? Should we include a narrative of global history of some kind? Should we tell

War Crimes - a new category on the Blog

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Tarik Aziz* *May he rest in Peace* *"...Aziz said that taking out Saddam Hussein would open a Pandora's Box of chaos in the Middle East...I guess history proved him, not Bush, right." From the CBC Comments* Iraqi patriot and former foreign minister, Tarik Aziz, has died in an Iraqi Prison according to the BBC. I remember Mr. Aziz as the face of the beleaguered Saddam Hussein government on the Television News during the run up to the Illegal and Criminal US invasion of Iraq. Mr Aziz was unfailingly dignified, well spoken and courageous in the face of the total devastation of hi... more »

THE SMELL OF TOTAL WAR: Candidate Clinton discusses an issue!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015Part 5—At the Post, interest wanes:* Last Saturday, we thought we detected an unpleasant smell. We thought we might have detected the smell of total war in the morning. We don’t *like* the smell of total war, not even in morning newspapers. Were we right about what we thought we detected? Last Saturday, we detected the smell of total war in a long, ridiculous front-page report by the New York Times’ Deborah Sontag. It smelled so much like an earlier, front-page “bombshell report” that it gave us the feeling of war. In yesterday’s Washington Post, another puzz... more »

What is happening in Ukraine is a preview of what will soon be happening in the U.S. And unfortunately most of the American sheeple will not understand this any better than the Ukrainian students who took the bait of American operative Victoria Nuland, who spent 5 billion dollars in Ukraine promising the big lie that a better life could be had if only they were to ally themselves to the west. Fast forward to June 1: “The TASS news agency reported that Ukraine has stopped payments to pensioners, World War II veterans, people with disabilities, and victims of Chernobyl. According to the report, Kiev has also “eliminated transport, healthcare, utilities and financial benefits for former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps and recipients of some Soviet-era orders and titles. Compensations to families with children living in the areas contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl accident will be no longer paid either.” Paul Craig Roberts continues: “How do the deceived Maiden student protesters feel now that they are culpable in the destruction of their grandparents’ support systems? Do these gullible fools still believe in the Washington-orchestrated Maiden Revolution? The crimes in which these stupid students are complicit are horrific.” Wake up America, you are next!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
------------------------------ *Ukrainians Dispossessed, Americans are next — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ June 4, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Ukrainians Dispossessed *Americans are next* Paul Craig Roberts Over the last 15 months Ukrainians have paid for Washington’s overthrow of their elected government in deaths, dismemberment of their country, and broken economic and political relationships with Russia that cost Ukraine its subsidized energy. Now Ukrainians are... more »

Walter Lohman on the Tsai Visit: Excellent words

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
US analyst and expert Walter Lohman speaks. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Women in the Media: Still MIA

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
One giant leap for man, several small steps backward for women journalists. I knew it was bad at the *New York Times*, but what I didn't know is that female reporters wrote fewer than one-third of the Paper of Record's bylined stories last fall. These articles, moreover, were largely of the family, health and culture varieties. Few women at the *Times* and other major outlets report on politics, technology, war, and the economy. Politically correct publishers may have relegated the sexist "Woman's Page" to the dustbin of history, but it still exists in the various Mommy blogs and St... more »

Could UFO sighting be sign CERN has created portal to other dimension?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
Yet another interesting report out of the main stream media about CERN. Strangely enough, both article are from England. What is the purpose? Is it "Notice"? Is it a deliberate attempt to bring ridicule into the topic, thereby negating anyones opinion if they believe that "something" is going on at CERN? The very fact that British MSM are publishing these articles brings a lot of questions to the table of.... WHY? d Are we all going to die next Wednesday? Two nightmare scenarios, two ends of the world. In the first, there is little warning. For maybe a month there would b... more »

Posts from my Facebook Page

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 13 hours ago
This essay is a responce to the two part esssay on the relationship of capacity factors to grid penetration by solar and wind generated electricity. The original essay, written by Breakthrough Institute writers Jesse Jenkins and Alex Trembath argued that capacity factors tended to limit the grid penetration of wind and solar. This essay argues that wind and solr capacity factors cannot be treated as additive, since none dispatchable power sources may be generating at the same time, thus competing for customers. Less than the sum of its parts: Rethinkin... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
As I had mentioned yesterday, it's Grand Prix weekend in Montreal (where I live) which means that I am taking care of some friends who are visiting to see the race. Blogging will be light for the next few days .... Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted later today at 17:00 EST.

If An Iranian Nuclear Deal Is Reached And Sanctions Are Lifted, Who Will Buy Iran's Oil?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh (C) talks to journalists before a meeting of OPEC oil ministers in Vienna, Austria, June 5, 2015. Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader *Fuel Fix/Bloomberg:* *What’s OPEC going to do with Iran’s million barrels a day?* *Just when it looked like OPEC was winning the war with U.S. shale-oil drillers, a new front is opening up within its own ranks.* *The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ summit on June 5 to determine the group’s output will come three weeks before a deadline for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program. The government in Tehran says it ca... more »

OPEC Will Keep Oil Production At The Current High Levels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
OPEC President Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed Saleh al-Sada (L) and OPEC secretary general Abdullah al-Badri talk to journalists before a meeting of OPEC oil ministers in Vienna, Austria, June 5, 2015. Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader *Reuters*: *OPEC agrees to keep pumping as oil glut fears persist* *Oil group OPEC agreed to stick by its policy of unconstrained output for another six months on Friday, setting aside warnings of a second lurch lower in prices as some members such as Iran look to ramp up exports.* *Concluding a meeting with no apparent dissent, Saudi Arab... more »

Jewish Power Takes A Tragically Wrong Turn In Rockland County, New York

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Rockland County, just northwest of NYC, has had some big demographic changes in the past decade, including relatively large emigrations of Romanians and Dominicans. And Hasids-- kind of Amish, but Jewish. Now two out of three children in the school district are Hasidic. The county has been a Democratic bastion for some time. In 2008 Obama beat McCain, 65,134 (52%) to 58,199 (47%), and four years later he beat Romney, 60,446 (52.8%) to 52,936 (46.2%). Nita Lowey (D) is the congressmember, and both state Assemblymembers are Democrats. One state Senator is a Democrat and one is a Re... more »

Greece Misses Its First IMF Debt Payement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN: **Greece delays IMF payment as cash runs short* *The heavily indebted country has postponed a payment to the International Monetary Fund, underlining how urgently it needs its creditors to release more bailout funds to avoid default and possible exit from the eurozone. * *Athens was supposed to pay the IMF about 300 million euros on Friday, but said Thursday it would bundle all the payments due this month into one. That means Greece now owes the fund 1.54 billion euros ($1.7 billion) by June 30.* *IMF rules allow borrowers to combine payments of principal due in a calendar ... more »

U.S. Navy Has A Radical New Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
How the full railgun system will work: Researchers now hope to developa projectile that can be used in existing guns *Daily Mail*: *The US Navy 'Star Wars' weapon that can can fire missiles at three times the speed of sound from existing warship guns* ** Warships carry dozens of conventional missiles, costing £600,000 each* ** Could be loaded with hundreds of railgun projectiles at only £15,000 each* ** Weapon uses speed rather than explosives to destroy its target * ** Projectile has menacing Latin motto 'I, who am speed, eradicate'* *A radical new weapon that can fire a shell at ma... more »

Al Qaeda Continues To Expand And Grow In Yemen And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Members of al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front move toward their positions during an offensive to take control of the northwestern city of Ariha from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Ammar Abdullah/Reuters) *Washington Post:* *Quietly, al-Qaeda offshoots expand in Yemen and Syria* *BEIRUT — Al-Qaeda affiliates are significantly expanding their footholds in Syria and Yemen, using the chaos of civil wars to acquire territory and increase their influence, according to analysts, residents and intelligence officials.* *The gains have helped the terror group’s affiliate... more »

Obama Comes Out Trans(parent)

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
Whoever keeps saying that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a big, fat, corrupt secret is a big fat liar, the Most Transparent President Ever (TM) announced today. Obviously angling for a Vanity Fair or Vogue cover, Barack Obama displayed his good will by announcing a brand-new website where Everyday Americans can read about the corporate coups designed to improve their everyday lives and livelihoods.. Because we have a right to know who is creatively improving us, as well as when, where, why and how. Be the first to read all the juicy details right here and then pass this major scoo... more »

Turkish President Erdoğan: Muslims Must 'Liberate Jerusalem' From The Jews

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: World Economic Forum. *YNet News:* *Erdoğan: 'Liberate Jerusalem' from the Jews* *Turkish President continues trend of drawing parallels to historic Muslim conquerers as elections spell losses for AK Party. * *Just one week before upcoming parliamentary elections in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and officials in his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) found a unique way to try and secure a victory at the polls by calling for the "liberation" of Jerusalem. * *"Conquest is Mecca, conquest is Saladin, it's to hoist the Isla... more »

Support for War Crumbling Inside Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
You can witness the audience reactions to the women telling the truth about the effects of the US-NATO war on the children of eastern Ukraine. Washington, Brussels, Berlin, Paris and London are in a box now. What are they to do?

Which US States will be Next to Legalize Marijuana?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video - *Here are the states that are expected to make marijuana legal for adults by 2019. The post Which US States will be Next to Legalize Marijuana? appeared first on Waking Times.

Useful Scapegoats

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.dailykos.com/ There is much about Mike Duffy that makes the blood boil. His ego is as large as the man himself. And that ego is the source of his troubles. But, Michael Harris writes, Duffy's standard operating procedures have been the same procedures the Harper government has operated under from the very beginning: Back in 2008, for example, then-minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Rona Ambrose went to Whitehorse to announce millions in mining training for aboriginals. But she was also the star attraction at a Conser...more »

The Dangers of Human Gene Editing

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*June 5, 2015* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - It is often said that if it can be imagined, it will inevitably be done. And such a sentiment could not be any truer in terms of applying genetic engineering and synthetic biology to the genomes of our planet's organisms including humans themselves. While the process of synthesizing and arranging genetic code has many processes, perhaps none has been as promising as the CRISPR-Cas system. From laboratory experiments to emerging software used to create code genetically almost as easily as code for a computer, gene editing has never been easier, ... more »

Court Imposes FMLA Catch-22

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
If you arrive at a friend's house at 12:05 a.m. and leave 14 hours later, would you say you stayed overnight? Of course you would. It's common sense. But common sense is sadly lacking in employment law many times. In a case where an employee faced a FMLA Catch-22, the Third Circuit said that an employee who arrived at the hospital before midnight but who was actually admitted after midnight didn't stay overnight, and so was not protected by FMLA. Why is "overnight stay" important? Well, the FMLA statute itself says zero about overnight. It says: (11) Serious health condition The te... more »

Michelle Obama is going to Europe on vacation...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 17 hours ago
*where are you going?* Oh, wait - you can't afford to go anywhere? Gee, neither can we... So glad your tax dollars are going to provide the First "Lady", her kidlets, her mother, and any other free loader assorted family members she can cram on the plane, a rocking good time. I know of no other First Lady who has so shamelessly abused the public purse. *First "Lady" Michelle Obama, her mother and two daughters, are bound for London, Milan and Venice, Italy, the White House announced Thursday.* *The week-long trip will run June 15-21. Also on tap is a visit with U.S. military pers... more »

Ipso: a great new way for bullies to muzzle the press per The Spectator

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
James Delingpole http://www.spectator.co.uk/columnists/james-delingpole/9546282/ipso-a-great-new-way-for-bullies-to-muzzle-the-press/ examines an unforseen (or maybe not) result of the Leveson Report, here's an extract, do read the rest: 'One of the fundamental principles of English common law is that you are innocent until proven guilty. And rightly so, for imagine how unfair it would be if any old loon with an axe to grind had only to lodge a trumped-up complaint with the relevant authorities in order to have you punished for no reason whatsoever. Actually, though, this cruel a... more »

Soviet-era Secret Could Become Cash Crop in Alaska

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
What this appears to do is increase the supply of blood sugar long past normal duration. Obviously useful for soldiers and long distance runners. Ideally it also works for training situations as well when the body still lacks condition. As there are scant potential plant crops in the Arctic, this is welcome It it could also be made into a palatable food, then all the better or we will see it show up mostly as a pill. Definitely something that we all could use, particularly the elderly and others with deficient blood sugar. I would try to integrate this into a protocol for ... more »

Half Of All The Medical Literature Is False

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
The incentives have simply become too great and the crowd of researchers so large that it is impossible to not cook the data and preserve a career. Most real sceince is fussy and even disappointing. Good ideas begat months of lab work and then as naught go for naught. Admiting it leads to real peer pressure in a competitive environment chasing small advantage. What is awesome is just how bad it has become. That means thjat any seruious program must now begin by confirming all contributory results relied on in the program and even then reporting conflicts. I have seen this al... more »

The Nikola Tesla Interview Hidden For 116 Years

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
[image: Testal-king-peter-yugoslavi] The date does not make good sense here for Einstein, so it seems that this all came much later than 1899. In fact most likely in 1929 or so. We have here fresh insight into his mind and his thoughts regarding the spiritual aspects of life. The claims regarding conspiracies are no where to be found though. His thoughts are well worth considering and interpreting if possible. To some degree he was also playing with the journalist who could never relate to technical input. In particularly observe his statements regarding the aether. From my ... more »

New Bladeless Turbine Design Could Revolutionize Wind Power

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
* [image: wind vortex]* What we do not know is how it really compares. Yet i like that it easily solves the bird problem and can be tightly packed. It does have the potential to be a huge success. Think these shoulder to shoulder across a ridge line and perhaps three deep practical. We then have a wind dam. All other systems can only tackle perhaps twenty percent of the available energy while this could easily do twice as much simply through superior coverage. This is a definite improvement provided it approches present efficiencies. . *New Bladeless Turbine Design Could R... more »

Transpicuous News Reports: May 31, 27th and 24th Archived Videos

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
Sorry for the Delays my friends. Here are the Archived videos of the Transpicuous News reports from May 31, May 27, and May 24.

Yes Harper, Canada DID commit Cultural Genocide: Truth & Reconciliation Report

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Stephen Harper: " We also have no history of colonialism." colonialism (kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm [image: Pronunciation for colonialism] ) noun 1. the policy and practice of a power in extending control over weaker peoples or areas Also called:imperialism British English: colonialism *Colonialism* is the practice by which a powerful country directly controls less powerful countries and uses their resources to increase its own power and wealth. NOUN...the bitter oppression of slavery and colonialism. Canada’s residential schools cultural genocide, Truth and Reconciliation commi... more »

Economic News , Data and Views ( June 5 , 2015 ) - Morning Roundup .... Greece Highlights ( State of play - creditor talks and associated matters , IMF June payments to be bundled , Polls / Election / Referendum grumblings , GR bond yields taking fright ) .... Broader Europe ( Bunds volatility , GDP prospects for Germany raised , Spain and Italy items of note , Brent in focus , In/Out Questions - Spain , Italy , Germany and France )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Tweets.... Greece... *Theo K* ‏@tkouvakas 3m 3 minutes ago Theo K retweeted Opera Capital Mgmt Correct title would be: Compromise with lenders for the first time favoured by less than 50% of Greeks Theo K added, *Opera Capital Mgmt* @Operacm Close to half of Greeks favour compromise deal with lenders -opinion poll http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN0OL0IH20150605 … *The Local Spain *‏@TheLocalSpain Jun 4 Interpol: Over 4,000 foreign jihadists on radar @INTERPOL_HQ http://www. thelocal.es/20150604/over-4000-foreign-jihadists-on-interpol- radar … [image: Embedded image ... more »

Did Nazi's Invent UFO's?

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 19 hours ago

Transpicuous News Special Report: Achtung Germany! False Flag Warning

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
This is the video of Wednesday nights Special Report. The Full Midweek Report will be available later on this weekend. This is a Notice to our friends in Germany, and to the world in general, that I believe "They" are about to stage a major False Flag Event in Germany to coincide with the G7 Meeting that starts today. Please share this information out- especially in European social media groups and to protest groups. d _____________________________________________ False Flag Warnung fuer die G7 Gipfel in Schloss Elmau, Schengen, Bayern am 7-8 Juni Der englischsprachige Video Nac... more »

Zambia, new role model for Greece

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Greece was scheduled to repay €300 million to the International Monetary Fund today. For a week, those of us who follow this hassle in detail have known that there exists a weird technicality in the IMF rules that allows countries to bundle their repayments for a whole month – and delay the payment to the end of the month – if it is too difficult for them to *administer* too many payments in a short period of time. *Anniversary:* holography's father Dennis Gábor was born exactly 115 years ago. The rule is meant to reduce the amount of paperwork. The Greeks have abused it because ... more »

Former CIA Director And Retired Four-Star General David Petraeus: U.S. 'Probably Losing' In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*CBS*: *Petraeus: U.S. needs to reevaluate ISIS strategy * *NEW YORK -- The U.S.-led coalition is keeping up air attacks on ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. Yet, the Islamic terror group still controls important territory and cities, including Palmyra in Syria and both Mosul and Ramadi in Iraq.* *Former CIA Director and retired General David Petraeus, who has commanded U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, spoke with Charlie Rose on the "CBS Evening News" about the challenges the coalition faces in the fight against ISIS.* *The situation on the ground in Iraq and Syria is "worrisom... more »

China Believed Responsible For The Latest Cyber Attack Against The U.S. Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *New York Times*: *Chinese Hackers Behind Breach at Insurers Are Also Responsible for Government Attack, Researchers Say* *SAN FRANCISCO — The Chinese attackers who breached two major health insurers this year were also responsible for the intrusion at the Office of Personnel Management, which handles government security clearances and records for federal employees, researchers say.* *The attacks signal a new chapter in online espionage, according to security experts. Researchers say the motivation behind the attacks at the insurers, Anth... more »

Where's Edward Snowden Now? (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Had 'Secret Talks' With Argentine President Cristina Fernandez

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto, February 2, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch *Reuters:* *Argentine president met Edward Snowden in Moscow: lawyer* *BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez held talks with U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden during a visit to Russia in April, Anthony Romero, director of the American Civil Liberties Union and one of Snowden's lawyers said on Thursday.* *The two hour-lon... more »

NSA Was Authorized To Conduct Internet Surveillance Without A Warrant

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*New York Times: **Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border* *WASHINGTON — Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to classified N.S.A. documents.* *In mid-2012, Justice Department lawyers wrote two secret memos permitting the spy agency to begin hunting on Internet cables, without a warrant and on American soil, for data linked to computer intrusions or... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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. From McHugh's work, Psychiatric Misadventures : I happen to know about this (sex-reassignment surgery) because Johns Hopkins was one of the plac...more »

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

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

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

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day 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 day 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 day ago

"The Great Thing..."

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

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