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Saturday, June 6, 2015

6 June - Blogs I'm Following

English: LNG pipeline Another view of the well...English: LNG pipeline Another view of the well protected pipeline. LNG is Liquefied Natural Gas. The pipeline is behind a 10 feet high security fence and a concrete wall. This view is towards the terminal in the River Medway where gas carrying ships will unload. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: A liquefied natural gas storage facil...English: A liquefied natural gas storage facility in Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A liquefied natural gas tanker arrives in Bost...A liquefied natural gas tanker arrives in Boston, MA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Model of an LNG carrier, built 1994, ...English: Model of an LNG carrier, built 1994, capacity 130000 m3 in 4 tanks. Français : Maquette d'un méthanier de 1994, capacité 130000 m3 en 4 cuves. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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2015: This Summer Of Our Discontent Might Be Our Last Chance to Say Or Do Anything.

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 26 minutes ago
I have been busy again these last few days.... But I was able to fire off some very important reports that absolutely blow the Sandy Hook fraud wide open..... I surely hope that everyone will look at those reports and understand that we are indeed at war with the criminals who run our corrupt governments that want to have our freedoms taken away.... The facts show that all of these shootings and bombings have indeed been false flag attacks using the psychological effect of fear on people so that they obediently surrender their rights for the lies of more security..... The facts also... more »

Christy Clark`s LNG Deal With Petronas Is Doomed(BC Liberals, The Art Of Sliming Personified)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 38 minutes ago
*Written by Grant G * This is an LNG story, and a whole lot more...Be patient and be prepared to read, a lot. There was an article in the Tyee a few days ago on LNG, I was busy commenting there and leaving plenty of links...I got in another nasty online battle there with the commenter Luke..Who in actuality is Brad Zubyk..Luke(zubyk) was so outrageous the Tyee banned him and removed his many many comments, my comments are still there, you can read them...The comments are under my Tyee comment name..Wide Open Eyes.. http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/06/04/BC-LNG-Prospects-Report/I would l... more »

The Comic Genius of Hung Hsiu-chu

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 41 minutes ago
*Wind machines near Taichung.* Comic relief for today: KMT Presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu's Deputy Speaker Legislative Bio. O joy! From the title "brief profile" (2200 words!) to the phrase "fierce Little Chili Pepper", you will savor this bio. Don't be drinking anything as you read this because it is certain to wind up on your keyboard. For special bonus, see her current English Wiki profile which immortalizes her political career thusly: After years of becoming teacher and director of student affairs, Hung was *accidentally* discovered and recommended to participate in women'... more »

Meet the Rapists! Yorkshire slides into Hell and the Authorities use Your Money to Celebrate!

Social-Freedom National-Justice at Social Freedom Through National Justice - 1 hour ago
Yesterday, Bradford hosted a music festival to celebrate the diversity of the decaying cadaver of a once proud Yorkshire city. Today it is Halallyfacked Halifax's turn with the Meet the Rapists Neighbours festival in Pakis People's Park. These 'festivals' are paid for by the local authorities (Bradford and Calderdale), or more to the point by tax payers in these areas. Considering that in both these areas a very large percentage of the population take advantage of the exemption from paying council tax which religious places are granted (easily obtained if you state that where you ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 hour ago
*Setting the Record Straight — or Getting Scared Straight — on Our Recent Flood ~Jim Schutz, Dallas Observer* *Ninth annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival*

Kerry being sidlined...or

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 hour ago
*US Secretary of State John Kerry* In an earlier post, when I was talking about how everyone with any power in the world (other than possibly Putin) is being blackmailed by the same globalist, cabalistic black hand...I cited the conundrum of Victoria Nuland recently directly contradicting her boss, John Kerry, over Ukraine...and Kerry *not* firing her for insubordination. Some others have been pondering this dichotomy as well. Blogger Eric Zuesse also noted the incident and is saying that Kerry has reached a moment of* truth* in his position as Secretary of State of the US. (*NOT... more »

Kiev Regime Coming Apart at the Seams

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
More and more resistance happening inside Ukraine to the US-NATO puppet government installed last year. The economy has collapsed, the war against their own citizens is increasingly unpopular, and the attacks on civil liberties across the nation are very unpopular. Anyone who speaks out against the Poroshenko regime is attacked verbally and often times physically by the Nazi shock troops who helped put this government in power. You've got to respect the courage of these folks who keep pressing, under extremely difficult conditions, for Poroshenko's resignation. The ultimate que... more »

Our pal Mitch Waxman takes a walk through NYC's under-construction Second Avenue subway

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Gathering for a descent into the under-construction Second Avenue subway:* *Says Mitch, "There were a sizable number of sharp elbowed reporters in the group, including the former First Lady of NYC, Donna Hanover. She seemed nice."* *by Ken* Last weekend I had outings both days with our old pal Mitch Waxman, historian of the Newtown Creek Alliance and stalwart of the Working Harbor Committee, walking scholar of western Queens, and photographer-wanderer around the NYC metropolis -- Saturday, on the Obscura Society's Obscura Day, a walking tour of the Skillman Corridor in Long Islan... more »

Musical Interlude: Tron Syversen, “Moonlight Reflections” (Playlist)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Tron Syversen, “Moonlight Reflections” - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Might this distant planet hold water? Actually, given how close Gliese 1214b is to its parent star, any water, if it exists, would surely be in the form of steam. In the below artist's illustration, the super-Earth Gliese 1214b is imagined passing in front of its parent star, creating a mini-eclipse that alerted humanity to its presence. Gliese 1214b, also designated GJ 1214b, has been designated a super-Earth because it is larger than the Earth but smaller a planet like Neptune. *Click image for larger size.* The entire Gliese 1214 planetary system is of the closest known systems t... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Accepting The Fight”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Accepting The Fight”* by Paulo Coelho “If someone confronts you over ideas or ideals, step up and accept the fight, because conflict is present in every moment of our lives and sometimes it needs to show itself in the broad light of day. But do not fight in order to prove that you are right or to impose your ideas or ideals on someone else. Only accept the fight as a way of keeping your spirit clean and your will spotless. When the fight is over, both sides will emerge as winners, because they tested their limitations and their abilities. Since both respect the courage and determ... more »

The Poet: D.H. Lawrence, "Escape"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Escape"* "When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego, and when we escape, like squirrels in the cage of our personality, and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don't know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in, and passion will make our bodies taut with power. We shall laugh, and institutions will curl up like burnt paper." - D.H. Lawrence

"This Is Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be. Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist. If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character... Would you slow down? Or speed up?" - Chuck Palahniuk

the solway firth spaceman

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Pensacola, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Chet Raymo, “The Shape of Night”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* “The Shape of Night”* by Chet Raymo “In Shelley's “Prometheus Unbound”, the Earth speaks these wonderful words: “I spin beneath my pyramid of night Which points into the heavens, dreaming delight, Murmuring victorious joy in my enchanted sleep; As a youth lulled in love-dreams faintly sighing, Under the shadow of his beauty lying, Which round his rest a watch of light and warmth doth keep.” Beautiful words, but beautiful too that the poet has fixed in his mind's eye a geometry that was first imagined by astronomers in the ancient Near East. Night as a ... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“To clarify "eternal" just a smidge... Once the river of time has rounded her final bend, and the last star in the sky has brightened its last night, and every child who may ever be conceived has been given ten thousand names... we will have just begun. When I think of how much you and I have to look forward to, I have to stop and give thanks that you even exist.” “Got time?” The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

Exclusive–Sessions to Obama: Why Are You Keeping Obamatrade’s New Global Governance Secret?

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 2 hours ago
*Breitbart.com* [image: Demonstrators In Munich Protest Upcoming G7 Summit] by Matthew Boyle5 Jun 2015Washington, DC6966 Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 80% , the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, has written a scathing new letter to President Barack Obama pressuring him to explain why Obamatrade has been so secretive.“On May 6th of this year, I sent you a letter (enclosed) regarding your request for Congress to grant you fast-track executive authority,” Session wrote to Obama on Friday in a letter provided exclusively to ... more »

"Once There Lived A Village..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The current of the river swept silently over them all- young and old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth. But one creature said at last, "I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall l... more »

"What You Think Is What You Get: The Law of Attraction"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"What You Think Is What You Get:* *The Law of Attraction"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "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, "Illusions" "You don’t have to know how it will come into your life, just lay the groundwork, follow leads and prepare for its arrival. The law of attraction is surprisingly simple: Like attracts like. It becomes a bit more complicated when it comes to training our minds to think in ways that will bring what we desire into our lives. The term... more »

Disturbing Infographic – America’s Prison Population is Exploding

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Andrew Pontbriand* - We don’t just have the world’s largest prison population per capita, we blow every other country out of the water. The post Disturbing Infographic – America’s Prison Population is Exploding appeared first on Waking Times.

Right-Wing Nuthouse: "5 Right-Wing Idiocies this Week: Sarah Palin's Demented Duggar Confusion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"5 Right-Wing Idiocies this Week: * *Sarah Palin's Demented Duggar Confusion"* by Janet Allon *"1. Sarah Palin indicates she is unclear about what a pedophile is. *The woman who came scarily close to being vice president demonstrated her wisdom this week on her Facebook page, her primary outlet for venting her insane views these days. Sarah Palin thinks those nice Duggar people are getting such a bum rap from mean old radical liberal media. Because of course she does. Those religious conservatives have to stick together given this whole mythical war on Christianity thing. It was ... more »

The Eternal Tao

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Tor Matson* - There is a balance that must be preserved for life to continue. The post The Eternal Tao appeared first on Waking Times.

Photos Thousands March Against Tar Sands in Minnesota

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Tar Sands Resistance March in Minnesota! Special thanks to Rhea Bean, Lakota from Eagle Butte, South Dakota, Cheyenne River, for sharing her photos of today's march! Thank you also to Dirk Whitebreast, Tonia Jean Campbell  and Gillette West for sharing your photos! . Photo by Rhea Bean, published with permission Photo by Rhea Bean, published with permission Photo by Rhea Bean,

"How It Really Should Be"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

Grassroots receive large donation for Radiation Monitoring Project

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE $8,000.00 IN ANONYMOUS DONATION FOR RADIATION MONITORING PROJECT By Leona Morgan contact@dinenonukes.org David Kraft neis@neis.org Yuko Tonohira SANSnuclear@gmail.com CHICAGO -- The Radiation Monitoring Project, a national initiative to establish monitoring of radioactivity in communities contaminated by the nuclear fuel chain, received over

Why what are smilingly being passed off as "trade agreements" should strike terror in our hearts

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*"These are agreements negotiated on behalf of corporations by governments to divide up the ways that money will be made."* *-- from GP's post yesterday,* "Fast Track Will Also Apply to TISA, the 'Scariest Trade Deal Nobody's Talking About' " *by Ken* Do your eyes glaze over when the subject of "trade agreements" -- NAFTA, TPP, PTA, etc. -- comes up? Do you, like me, dread that we're just a breath away from hearing about Smoot-Hawley, or Hawley-Smoot, or Hoot-Smawley, or whatever the hall that tariff act was called? And are you thinking, "Please God, anything but that"? Because th... more »

The Economy: “Literally, Your ATM Won’t Work...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Literally, Your ATM Won’t Work...”* by Bill Bonner “While we were thinking about what was really going on with today’s strange new money system, a startling thought occurred to us. Our financial system could take a surprising and catastrophic twist that almost nobody imagines, let alone anticipates. Do you remember when a lethal tsunami hit the beaches of Southeast Asia, killing thousands of people and causing billions of dollars of damage? Well, just before the 80-foot wall of water slammed into the coast an odd thing happened: The water disappeared. The tide went out farther th...more »

Who Does Control the World?

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
A week ago I posted a typically yawny, sarcy paragraph about the BBC's *Shark *from the *Sunday Times*'s AA Gill. I hadn't watched it myself at the time. Despite his surname, AA didn't exactly seem bowled over by his many-faceted gill-bearing cousins. (He seemed, as ever, to be yawning at them). If AA Gill's characteristic expression is to be imagined as a permanently languid sneer, then the shark's characteristic expression - in most people's minds - is surely a malevolent, toothy grin beneath a pair of deadly evil, expressionless eyes. Well, that's always been my impression o... more »

The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Meme - *The Five Elements theory is based on the observation of the natural cycles and interrelationships in both our environment and within ourselves. The post The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine appeared first on Waking Times.

Backfilling Hurts Charter Brands

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
Despite large numbers of unsuspecting parents clamoring to get their child into one of Litte Eva's hell schools in NYC, many empty seats remain. Why? Bringing in new kids after low performers have been ridden out can hurt the brand. And with hundreds of million$ at stake, we know the brand is sacred. A chart from WaPo showing the dwindling numbers between grades 3 and 8 at Succs Academy:

Of Castles, Clive Myrie and Minimalist Composers

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
One good thing about BBC Four being stuffed to the gills with repeats is that if you miss something good first time round you're bound to be able to catch up with it a few months later. And then a few months later again. And again. I'm enjoying *Castles: Britain's Fortified History *for the first time at the moment (a repeat from last December) - a good, rather old-fashioned history of English Norman and Plantagenet kings and their castles, complete with asides on how to make a sword and the kinds of food a Norman baron would feast on (a mess of potage with spiced wine, for exampl... more »

June 6: And the big story of the day is...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
....JDIrving is reneging on a sweetheart deal he had with the city of St. John. It has an Irving property on the waterfront that JDIrving got for, of course, a specially, low tax rate - with the proviso it was to be used for shipping liquid natural gas. But Irving has been using it for oil shipments. That should mean the deal is off. But, well, you know the Irvings. They live in a world more tranquil and godly than ours. And they don't intend to pay a dime extra. The story was carried CBC radio and TV yesterday. But, well, you know how it is. Irving news editors don't listen to CBC ... more »

Pt-3: Destabilizing Turkey. Pre- Election Bombing/Explosion at Kurdish Rally

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
Explosion at a large Kurdish rally, immediately before day election day. Divide and Conquer: *Cui Bono?* *Certainly not Erdogan or the party he leads.* *So, who might have planted the explosive devices?* * I don't rule out the power grabbing Kurds , on their own, or partnered with Israeli allies!* *This works in their favour, of course. Garnering sympathy for the 'people without a country' * It could also be any associated NATO special operative? Kurds included here again. Also operatives from the US, Germany, Britain, Canada etc., Then you have your useful idiots.... *Economic Ti... more »

Going Down on Ukes

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Ukes on the praries women more fair than the Wheat Marketing Board and now Harper has dimisished both of their beauty just to get a few votes from those who speak up for but have never been self employed Ukanie and Russia in history seem to be like fabric and fabric softener. The fabric wants it so much but the softner is dead at the end of the cycle. Whats going on now in Ukranie is a chess match, were the citizens are the pawns and the endgame is nebulous. We in Canada sit in judgement of a world we can never understand. Democracy six times zones away may blow the average Canadian mi...more »

The Carbon Complex Over-Produces, Destroying the Environment in the Process

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
According to The Wall Street Journal, the “world is awash in oil.” I don’t think the journal meant the word *awash* literally, but when you look at data on oil spills over the last 9 years the description seems quite apt. Oil production and transportation in the US are costly, dirty enterprises. Yet, the industry is content to over-produce so that every private or state-owned energy enterprise gets theirs: The Oil Glut: From Dallas to Siberia. The Wall Street Journal (2015, June 5), C1-C2. “The world is awash in oil. OPEC has opened the spigots. Russia, Iraq, Canada, and China ... more »

Rest easy, America. You can now spit in Minneapolis...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*and also lurk.* *Mpls. City Council repeals spitting, lurking laws* Wading into the thorny issue of how local policing policies affect minority communities, Minneapolis leaders on Friday tossed the city’s long-standing laws against spitting and lurking. The near-unanimous City Council passage was a victory for racial equity advocates, who said the laws were merely tools used to unfairly target people of color. They are also pushing the city to make more significant reforms, particularly in the wake of a report showing that minorities are much more frequently charged with “low-le... more »

Speaker Denny Hastert-- Another Republican Party Child Rapist

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
In 2006 Blue America was backing progressive John Laesch's campaign against Speaker Denny Hastert. Rumors of Hastert's predatory behavior towards underage boys were rampant, including more than one letter from boys who claimed to have had sex with him, including a male prostitute who kept saying he would testify and then that he didn't want his name used. It went back and forth for almost the entire campaign. But, in the end, he refused to let us use his name and the Laesch campaign had no way of confirming if there was any truth behind the allegations. I spoke to several guys who... more »

On Fathers Day

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
On Fathers day lets just celebrate the old man strange in adult life but superman for the kid and we never asked for that kids Some kids figure out Dad is not a combo of the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny Santa Clause and Jesus Christ others are left disappointed by the truth My father was a really great man the town named a school after him even before he died to soon. His greatness was all like Buddha just humility and trying help when help is hard to find and uncertain and not part of any teaching plan I learned from him everything essential about how to behave and be deferential whe... more »

When the collective wisdom meets the market for commons sense

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
*The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.* *Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.* *Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.* *Hi Mencken* All this progressive thinking died two years before I was born but he was not alone in his age Samuel Clemmons and many other Huck Finns who told the ... more »

That James Harding Speech

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
James Harding, head of BBC News, made a remarkable speech about BBC bias last week. Many of you will already have read about it, and some preliminary fiskings of it have already been conducted by David Keighley at *Conservative Woman *and Alan at *Biased-BBC - *with David promising "a full response to the sweeping generalisations he made about lack of bias...[which] will be evidence-based". The whole speech is copied-and-pasted below. (I may add the odd comment along the way - which I'm sure you'll be able to spot). ******** In a callow moment, about three months out from th... more »

FIFA Scandal Punches Hole in Our Daily Fantasies

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
How our "escapes" may be fueling the very source of our daily miseries in the first place. *June 6, 2015* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) appears to most as yet another monolithic institution constructing one of many walls of our modern, civilized world. Above questioning, it is an institution many depend on for entertainment and solace in their otherwise meaningless and mundane lives. Attaching their ego to FIFA allows them, if only for a moment, to participate in the challenge and glory they perceive as playing out on the football p... more »

Energy Econ 37, More on Wind Power in Germany

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
Two chilling news from No Tricks Zone about environmental militance and deception in German.The first article was published on May 26, 2015, and the second article was posted on March 21, 2014. The first paper is an example of "regulatory capture", wind lobbyists writing the renewables cronyism law in one state in Germany. *"The FDP Free Democrats accused Wenzel of having parts of the 79-page draft legislation “dictated to him by the wind industry.”* *Bild quotes Free Democrat Dr. Gero Hocker, an environment expert: * *"The Environment Minister must concede that the wind lobby ... more »

Supplemental: The Post loves Candidate Perry today!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015Front-page follies continue:* In this morning’s New York Times, Gail Collins is killing time by chuckling about a bunch of non-candidates in a non-campaign. At this point, can you think of a reason to spend *any* time discussing George Pataki? Neither can we! But Collins goes there, knocking off one more column. In fairness, Collins’ chuckling is Rhodes Scholar work compared to Rachel Maddow’s clown car performances in recent weeks. We’re not sure we’ve ever seen anyone degrade her own intelligence, or talk down to her cable viewers, any more than Maddow ha... more »

Beau Biden's funeral hijacked by Obama, Joe Biden, and the Clintons...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Beau have a wife and children?* Obama's eulogy is centered around Joe and the "rest of Beau's family." AP: *Obamas, Clintons mourn with Joe Biden at son's funeral* The Hill: * In grief, Biden leans on Obama * *Odumbo and the Clintons will never pass up a chance to be the center of attention.* *RIP Beau. Prayers for Hallie, Hunter, and Natalie. *

Canadian PM keeps barking at Putin's Heels like an enraged Chihuahua

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Harper landing in Kiev today for meeting with Poroshenko* Stephen Harper keeps embarrassing ordinary Canadians with his well publicized and gratuitous snipping remarks about Russia's Vladimir Putin*. Take a look at the CBC website and any report about Harper to see more about these rantings recently. Go to the Comments Section at the bottom and check out the* "most liked" comments.* Invariably, the top ten comments made by ordinary Canadians are rabidly anti-Harper and are highly critical of his ridiculously unprofessional remarks. The other day he said that NO WAY would he (H... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
My article on how the Islamic State’s initial announcement of forming a state in 2006 was largely ignored was reprinted in Iraq’s Al Mada.

Spain in the Eye of the Storm of Jihad

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Thinking of holidaying in Spain or even moving there to get away from the UK? This article might make you think again... Here's an extract: 'Counter-terrorism authorities are now warning that the Islamic State is actively looking for Spanish converts to Islam who possess gun licenses and who can legally purchase rifles and shotguns. The Islamists are especially interested in converts who have not yet taken on Muslim names and whose official IDs still have their Christian names, so that they can purchase weapons without drawing the attention of police. At least 50,000 Muslim conv... more »

GE threatens to leave Connecticut

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 13 hours ago
A non-blogging friend has brought to my attention the fact that General Electric is threatening to move its corporate headquarters out of Connecticut in response to proposed tax increases in the state budget. The company, based in Fairfield, objects to increases in the taxes for data processing and corporate headquarters. Insurance companies Aetna and Travelers have also issued similar threats. In GE's case in particular, this is pretty rich. The *New York Times* reports that GE made $14.2 billion in 2010 and received a federal tax refund of $3 billion. It is a company that touts br... more »

Canadian Terror Patsies Complain of Horrific Conditions In Vancouver Jail

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 14 hours ago
*BUMP RCMP'S HEROIN ADDICT TERROR PATSIES STORY TO THE TOP, IN LIGHT OF THIS UPDATE* Amanda Korody and John Nuttall are seen in an artist’s court sketch during closing arguments last Friday. Their lawyers say they were subject to filthy conditions while awaiting a verdict in a Vancouver cell Police refused to clean cells of Patsies while Jury was Out Vancouver police refused to clean up their act even after reports of feces, vomit and blood smeared across jail-cell walls led a British Columbia judge to demand more hygienic lockup conditions for two prisoners, says a lawyer. B.C. Sup... more »

Kiev Violating Ceasefire Again

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

Democrats Who Vote For The Toxic Republican Agenda Are About To Get A Lesson They Will Never Forget

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
How would you like to see 3 or 4 of these billboards up along the 99 between Fresno and Merced? The conservative building trades unions have been handing out checks as usual. In the last cycle their biggest contributions went to 5 conservative Democrats: *•* Donald Norcross (NJ)- $171,499 *•* Stephen Lynch (MA)- $89,300 *•* Gary Peters (New Dem-MI)- $82,250 *•* Nick Rahall (Blue Dog-WV)- $81,000 *•* Steve Israel (Blue Dog-NY)- $80,500 Even worse, here's part of a letter Terry O'Sullivan, the conservative shill who runs LIUNA, sent to members in Jan Schakowsky's Illinois district la... more »

Predictive image

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
*Google *can be uncanny sometimes. Search for *Dateline London *on *Google Chrome *and it brings up the following box next to the results: As you can see, the image isn't the programme's logo or presenter Gavin Esler, but the programme's most regular guest - Abdel Bari Atwan. Spooky, eh? Just thought I'd share that with you. That said, he wasn't on today's programme! **** Today's programme was actually very good. I'd encourage you to listen in particular to the final discussion on Britain's responsibilities *vis a vis *the migrant crisis in the Med, and related immigration mat... more »

How This Little Girl’s Life Was Changed by Cannabis

WTStaff at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Film - *If you had an epileptic child, would you allow them to use cannabis? The post How This Little Girl’s Life Was Changed by Cannabis appeared first on Waking Times.

The Sphinx In The Desert

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://natgeotv.com.au Stephen Harper's reaction to the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been to have no reaction at all. Stephen Maher writes: Stephen Harper is increasingly declining to engage on subjects that don’t advance his electoral interests, to the point that his silences are sometimes more noteworthy than the things he says. Harper has failed, for example, to comment on the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Report into crimes committed against aboriginals at residential schools. Harper did not... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Taking care of a few friends who are visiting today and tomorrow. For those who may not know .... I live in Montreal and this is Formula One Grand Prix weekend. Blogging will return Sunday evening.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Campus Sex: Soon a Thing of the Past?* Even casual observers might know that a number of campus rape stories have fallen apart in a very public way in recent years. Between the Duke lacrosse case, Columbia University’s “mattress girl” and the fake Rolling Stone story about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia, one might look askance at yet another allegation. Even those who still believe campus rape is an epidemic have to admit that these stories are a setback to the cause. We also know that campus rape does exist, with the big question being just how prevalent it is. N... more »

Ahmen Corner

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Another small deluge of criticisms included on *Newswatch *concerned the story of BBC Urdu journalist Ahmen Khawaja and her tweet 'breaking the news' that HM the Queen had died. She appears to have mistaken a BBC obituary rehearsal for the Queen for the real thing. Her tweet caught the attention of several major world organisations (CNN, Germany's *Bild*) who also began reporting the Queen's death. She then had to delete her tweet (and several others) and the BBC issued an apology and began an investigation. Her tweets came after the BBC's head of newsgathering had sent out a... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*More on the Karl et al. attempt to abolish the warming "hiatus"* There is no doubt that the work of Thomes Karl and his colleagues as publicized by NOAA will be welcomed with a gladsome heart by Warmists. It purports to wipe away their biggest embarrassment. As such it will be seized on and recalled triumphantly for years. No doubt will ever be attached to it. It will be treated as unassailable truth. But even if Warmists close their eyes to the various weaknesses of the study, it still seems important to let conservatives know what a piece of junk the study is. I put up on F... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Kick the sex cops off campus* *Universities have one responsibility – to educate* This week, the UK’s top universities, assembled under the auspices of the Russell Group, have been criticised for not recording allegations of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. This follows on from the story of a former Oxford University student who lost a legal case against the university after she accused it of failing to investigate her claim that she was sexually assaulted by another student. She claimed that Oxford ‘creates a hostile environment’ in which women are in danger of sexual... more »

Dimensional Jumping

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Ida Lawrence* - Isn’t it possible that we came here out of love, to help end suffering, to be of service? The post Dimensional Jumping appeared first on Waking Times.

Economic News ( June 6 , 2015 ) - Saturday Morning Greece Updates ( Whirlwind week of activity on creditor talks , economic picture , internal and external political picture - apart from taking stock , items for down the road include : After the " Dinner In Brussels " Meeting between Tsipras / Juncker and Dijsselbloem , creditor talks expected to continue this coming week ; Debt Truth Committee meeting on 6/18 ; Tsipras visits Moscow during forum set for 6/18 - 6/20 ; mid month wages and pension payments coming soon ; end of month IMF payments on horizon

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets..... *RT* ‏@RT_com 2h2 hours ago Troika’s proposal to #*Greece* still negotiable - French Finance minister http://on.rt.com/1dscih [image: Embedded image permalink] *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 6h 6 hours ago Junker Declines Tsipras Call: *Greece* "Not Serious", "No Reason To Meet" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-0 6/junker-declines-tsipras-call-greece-not-serious-no-reason-meet … zerohedge [image: Photo published for Junker Declines Tsipras Call: Greece "Not Serious", "No Reason To...] Junker Declines Tsipras Call: Greece "Not Serious", "No Reason To... If Greek PM ... more »

Vaccinating Unhealthy Pets: Beware Reactions & Vaccine Failure by Jan Rasmusen

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
Vaccinating Unhealthy Pets: Beware Reactions & Vaccine Failure by Jan Rasmusen Truth 4 Dogs, 29 April 2009 *All vaccine labels and inserts state that vaccines are for use in “healthy dogs only.” Unfortunately, no one defines “healthy.”* *Most knowledgeable vets agree that certain animals should NOT be vaccinated* (absent proven, urgent need such as inevitable exposure to a life-threatening disease). These include, but aren’t limited to, pets with autoimmune disease … pets undergoing chemo, radiation or surgery (even dental cleaning or neutering) … pets with autoimmune di... more »

The BBC blows its own trumpet

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
This week's Newswatch - thankfully back to business as usual with Samira Ahmed - discussed the BBC's heavy coverage of the FIFA story. The biggest objection from *Newswatch *complainants concerned the corporation's decision to lead its BBC One bulletins on Tuesday with the resignation of Sepp Blatter ahead of the death of Charles Kennedy. One e-mailer wrote: Anyone with an ounce of common sense has been aware of corruption in FIFA for years. The BBC has dragged out this story for days, and whilst Sepp Blatter's resignation was unexpected on this day, I do object to this foreig... more »

U.S. Air Commander Defends US Bombing Campaign in Iraq, Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*WSJ: **Air Force General Defends U.S. Bombing Campaign in Iraq, Syria* *Lt. Gen. John Hesterman says current approach has killed 1,000 Islamic State fighters a month* *WASHINGTON—The top U.S. general overseeing the air war against Islamic State forces in the Middle East defended Washington’s strategy on Friday and said bombing runs have been key to every major battlefield victory in Iraq.* *Lt. Gen. John Hesterman, commander of the Air Force at U.S. Central Command, which oversees U.S. forces in the Middle East, dismissed criticism of the air war as uninformed.* *“Our coalition... more »

Kurdish Forces Starting To Panic Over Dwindling Ammo Supplies And Heavy Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Lt. Jamal Derwish, pointing in center, commands the last outpost of Kurdish Peshmerga forces before Islamic-State controlled territory in Dabbis, Kirkuk province in Iraq. Photo: Yaroslav Trofimov/The Wall Street Journal *Business Insider:* *The Kurds are starting to panic in the war against ISIS* *The Kurds desperately need an influx of arms and supplies in order to be able to continue to hold their 600-mile long border against ISIS attacks.* *The need for weapons has only increased over the past months as the militant group has effectively plundered Iraqi military bases after o... more »

The rock of western civilisation

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, the man who tops everybody’s ‘most hated’ list, is to figurehead the fight against antisemitism. Good idea, eh? “Tony Blair is a joke”. “Middle East ‘Peace Envoy!” “Israel’s mouthpiece!” “Tony B*liar.*” “Toxic” “£££££” I’ve been reading the Guardian, obviously. That’s the first place one would look if one wished to see actual antisemitism. The Guardian’s long-term editorial policy of Israel-bashing has collided with the news of Mr. Blair’s unexpected appointment like a kind of antisemitic Hadron Collider. The elementary p... more »

So, what did the old Khumric language sound like?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
*NB: same bronze age shield found at Battersea* this is one of those, "We don't know what Latin sounded like," issues and it applies to (allegedly) what became Modern Welsh. I'm talking, of course, about my new sole-obsession, the Khumric Language or Language of Ancient Briton or Language of Etruria via Troy via Syria via Christ Country and the Ten Tribes of Israel via Egypt and all that Bible-y jazz. *'In the noble land of Syrie th[er] was a noble kyng and mighty and a man of grett reno[u]n that men called Dioclitian'. The story continues with the 33 daughters of Diocletian, the e... more »

The NHS "Care.Data" Disgrace Continues: Up to 700 Thousand Patients' Requests to Opt Out Actively Ignored

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 18 hours ago
Remember the *Care.Data* project in the UK, whereby NHS patients' medical records are made available against a handsome fee – often not fully anonymised – to private business interests, which may many times clash with those of patients? If not, read the background story here, here, and here. There are a great many reasons why this project is faulty at its very roots (all explained in the above links), but one of the things that have been a basic rot the whole way is Care.Data's utter disregard for basic medical ethical principles, as for patient basic rights. The apparently deeply ... more »

It's childish to vigorously fight against one sign convention

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
A vitriolic blog regularly attacking modern physics has chosen a new target. If you Google search for The West Coast Metric is the Wrong One, you will find a rant where the well-known crackpot presents his "modest proposal" that the HEP community should just admit that the West Coast convention was a mistake, and rewrite all the textbooks (Weinberg doesn’t have to…). LOL. Crackpots (including this one) are usually repetitive and boring but occasionally, their silliness becomes creative and makes you smile. Well, the West Coast Metric cannot be "the wrong one" or a "mistake" becaus...more »

In our opinion: To prevent Parliament becoming the preserve of the wealthy, something needs to be done about pay and MPs. But not what IPSA is suggesting.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 20 hours ago
Those arguing to raise MPs pay say they just want to help and to be fair: 1) Help: to help poorer people, without independent wealth, to be able to afford to be MPs 2) Fair: to be fair to MPs, allowing them to earn what other professionals in equivalent jobs earn. Both are nonsense. We look at the "equivalent jobs" ruse in a seperate

In our opinion: To prevent Parliament becoming the preserve of dopey coasters, something needs to be done about pay and MPs. But not what IPSA proposes.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 20 hours ago
To support its contention that MPs are underpaid, IPSA helpfully provided a graph showing the pay of a basic bog-standard MP compared to other senior professionals. Here we see how our MPs are at the bottom of the pile of what IPSA considers their peers. IPSA GRAPH To even more helpfully contribute to the debate we have reproduced IPSA's graph with some additional information: a) MPs'

Friday beaver - How did we get here?

Demeur at Demeur - 20 hours ago
We're getting to the point of diminishing returns. In all aspects of society. What do I mean by that you might ask? In so many things we've become too efficient for our own good. What used to take dozens of workers now takes two or three and many jobs have been replaced by one machine or robot automatically cranking out products like never before. All well and good for the bottom line and prices for some items have never been cheaper. I said some. A color TV used to cost several months' salary now can be had with just a few days' labor. And what was once hand made in a factory by... more »

Saturday Interview: Sue Jones

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 21 hours ago
Sue Jones is a Labour Party member from Durham by way of Bolton, and has been regularly blogging since October 2012 under the (semi-) *nom de plume* Kitty S Jones. Like any self-respecting Labour blogger, she tweets @suejone02063672 *Have you made your made up about the Labour leadership?* Not yet, I am keeping an open mind, disregarding the distorted media commentaries and paying careful attention to what each candidate actually says. Not inspired so far, though. Just heard that Jeremy Corbyn is a late candidate, for whom I have long-standing respect. I read that he probably has ... more »

Driverless Cars Will 'Eliminate Bad Driving' and Halve Insurance Costs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I suspect everyone in the world welcomes handing off driving responsibility to the software. We really do not need this skill unless we have a real need. For most of us that is never but every time we get behind the wheel we expose ourselves to other drivers, random moments of inattention and weather, all of which can conspire to ruin your day. All that before we do anything we should not. An operating license can now become a real privilege withdrawn the moment you prove to be foolish and step over the line. And why should you be driving if you do not need t... more »

Having Young Blood Keeps your Bones Healing Faster

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This confirms that the method is valuable. Now we need to develop a safe protocol and that is far more awkward. The best solution and possibly the only successful one must involve connecting a donor to the patient. This then allows young blood to move steadily through the affected tissues for a long sustained period. The donor would then slowly remove the older blood naturally. It is likely though that the process would take a substantial investment in time as well and may well have to be done is short sessions to avoid reactions. All that before we worry about strange virus... more »

Graphene Continuously Produced at 1 Inch per Minute

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The key word is continuous. From there costs can only go down and continuous chip manufacture becomes plausible as well. Even better such a ribbon can be woven around a spindle to produce a tube cable whose strength could be astounding. Better it is no trick to scale tubes inside tubes to form a thick layered tube cable. Epoxy may even be used to lock it all together as well. All this could produce an effective space cable able to be tethered on Earth. It just stopped been impossible eve if we never build it. .. *Graphene continuously produced at 1 inch per minute for hi... more »

Truck Platoon Systems to Ship by 2025

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The adoption of this technology is accelerating and five years is not unreasonable. This shows us the massive advantages available to the trucking industry. Add in self driving cars inside the same time frames and it is a revolution that has already been accepted by all decision makes. The energy saving alone will pay for adoption quickly. Add in self driving and we have a hugely safer work environment for the drivers as well. I do not see the trucks been unmanned for a lot of other reasons, not least regarding ongoing maintenance. I do see a driver piloting his rig in and ... more »

Christy Clark Admitted Today(Friday June 5th/2015) That She and Her Government Lied To The Public For 3 Years

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 22 hours ago
From Rob Shaw and his column in the Vancouver Sun _____________ *Premier Christy Clark(June 5th/2015) repeated an apology to the accused Friday.* *“What I’ve said in the past is government very much regrets that mistake that was made,” she said. “It shouldn’t have been made and government has apologized. It was wrong.”* *When asked if she was apologizing for the botched firings or for the government misleading the public to think there was a criminal investigation for three years, the premier replied: “For both.”* Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Relief+ange... more »

Iran Continues To Refuse Inspections At Its Military Sites Under Any Nuclear Accord

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flies in front of its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, May 28, 2015. Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader/Files *Reuters:* *Iran rejects limited international access to military sites: agency* *Iran will not allow even restricted outside access to its military sites under any nuclear accord with six powers, the deputy chief of its armed forces said on Friday, reaffirming Tehran's tough stance on the issue as the deadline for a deal looms.Access for U.N. nuclear inspectors to Iranian military sites and the pace and timing of sanc... more »

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

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France. Thanks for stopping by.

"Life, Destiny, Fate..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Watch the video at this link (I am unable to upload onto my blog) to see an update--A hospital visit made 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 in... more »

Dave McGowan Update! A bit more upbeat

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Prison Dispatch from Leonard Peltier June 05, 2015 "My life is in your hands." English, with Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, NAIS Gazette 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

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

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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

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