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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.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

22 Aug- Blogs I'm Following

10:17pm MDST

Europe's Migrant Crisis Is Out Of Control

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 41 minutes ago
*Reuters*: *Refugees tear through police lines at Macedonian border* Thousands of migrants stormed across Macedonia's border on Saturday, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe. Some had spent days in the open with little or no food or water after Macedonia on Thursday declared a state of emergency and sealed its borders to migrants, many of them refugees from war in Syria and other conflicts in the Middle East. But by nightfall on Saturday, thousan... more »

Ukraine President: 'Conflict Will Last Decades'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 41 minutes ago
*Reuters:* *Military pressure on Ukraine will last decades, president says* Military pressure on Ukraine from Russia and the separatists that Moscow supports is likely to last decades and future generations will have to undergo military training, President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday. Poroshenko made one of his gloomiest predictions on prospects for peace in his country days before he meets German and French leaders in Berlin for a summit he called to urge them to put pressure on Russia to comply with a six-month-old peace plan strained by ceasefire violations and shelling. ... more »

A Look At Why Building Aircraft Carriers Takes A Long time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*National Interest:* *How Fast Could America Build More Aircraft Carriers?* On Saturday, Newport News Shipbuilding will hold a keel-laying ceremony for USS John F. Kennedy, the second of the Gerald Ford-class carriers. Ohio Governor John Kasich is running for president, and he wants yet more aircraft carriers. About five more super-carriers, though over time, as he was careful to stress at a Republican Party forum in South Carolina on Monday. Left unclear in his remarks was just how much time he meant. Cutting the carrier fleet has occupied most of that sort of discussion recently... more »

Russia's Military Develops A Flame-Throwing System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*IBTimes*:* Russia Military Flame-Throwing System Under Development Amid Rising Regional Tensions* Russia has begun to develop a heavy flame-throwing system based on a weapon first tested in the late 1980s following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. That system, known as the TOS-1 Buratino, included a multiple rocket launcher and thermobaric weapon. It is one of a spate of new weapons and arms systems under development in Russia, as regional tensions flare with neighboring Ukraine and the Baltic States. *WNU Editor:* It has been around since the 1980s .... and yes .... a nasty ... more »

Did you know that snake oil "does actually have some health benefits" -- provided it's the genuine article?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*"A search for 'snake oil' on Amazon," Ella Morton reports, "yields 2,716 hits, many of them not liquid, but 16 oils sit under the 'beauty' category alone. And that's not counting all the non-medicinal variants, like the snake oil you can buy as a 'gun lubricant.' " For Ella's report on this particular product, see below.* *by Ken* These days when I think of "snake oil," I think of it as the lubricant, if not the actual *substance*, of American political discourse. And when I started thinking about the term, for reasons I'll explain in a moment, I was delighted to find this defini... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. Mahatma Gandhi

Trump Happens

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 3 hours ago
Sinclair Lewis warned us about this character 80 years ago. The resemblance between the postmodern demagogue named Donald Trump and the fictional Depression-era demagogue named Buzz Windrip is so uncanny as to make me wonder whether Trump hasn't used *It Can't Happen Here* as a handy guide to how a fascist showman can win the presidency during economic hard times. See if you can guess which of the two presidential candidates uttered the following lines: (answers below) *"I want to stand up on my hind legs and not just admit but frankly holler right out that we’ve got to change o... more »

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, "Colors of a New Dawn”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Gandalf, "Colors of a New Dawn” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Ms_XZU5Rc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The delightful Dark Doodad Nebula drifts through southern skies, a tantalizing target for binoculars in the constellation Musca, The Fly. The dusty cosmic cloud is seen against rich starfields just south of the prominent Coalsack Nebula and the Southern Cross. Stretching for about 3 degrees across this scene the Dark Doodad seems punctuated at its southern tip (lower left) by globular star cluster NGC 4372. *Click image for larger size.* Of course NGC 4372 roams the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy, a background object some 20,000 light-years away and only by chance along our line-of-s... more »

Chet Raymo, “Stretching The Imagination”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Stretching The Imagination”* by Chet Raymo *“Professor, that stuff you spoke of in class this morning- about the beginning of the universe..."* Yes? *"Well, you know how you said that the universe began 14 billion years ago as an infinitely small point...?"* Yes, that appears to be the case. An explosion from a point of infinite energy. Space and time expanding from nothing. Matter coalescing from cooling radiation. Stars, galaxies... *"To tell the truth, I'm having a hard time believing it. I mean, the idea that everything that exists today, the billions and billions of galaxi... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Wild Geese”* "You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagi... more »

Oriah Mountain Dreamer, "The Invitation"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Invitation"* "It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mi... more »

Psychology: “Persistence: Why It's Sometimes Better To Walk Away”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Persistence: * *Why It's Sometimes Better To Walk Away”* By Art Markman “When Pope Benedict XVI announced he was resigning his decision shocked the world, because popes don't usually step down. And that got me thinking about the decision to walk away from things you have committed to in the past. We live in a culture that promotes persistence. Phrases like “Winners never quit, and quitters never win” dominate our public discussion. So, is that true? Should you really continue to pour effort into situations, even when they seem hopeless? Should you stay in a relationship, just be... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Psychology: "Life Choices - Facing Difficult Decisions"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Life Choices - Facing Difficult Decisions" By Jennifer Mclynch "We have all been at a point in our lives where we have to make a difficult decision, and we just don’t know how. We spend countless hours thinking about it, contemplating all of the options, and trying to sort out all of the complex emotions that go along with the decision. We make pro and con lists, go for long walks, or write down our feelings until we come to a place where we can be comfortable with the decision that we have made. The question is, how can you be sure that it is the right decision, and how can you p... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"I'm an optimist. I've always believed the future is going to be better than the past. And I also believe I have a role in that. The great thing about human beings, myself in particular, is that I can change. I can do better. If you can get up every day, stay optimistic, and believe the future is better than the past, those few things get you through a lot of tough times." - Jeffrey Immelt

The Universe: "Don't Be Afraid"

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

Psychology: "How the Brain Stops Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"How the Brain Stops Time" by Jeff Wise "One of the strangest side-effects of intense fear is time dilation, the apparent slowing-down of time. It's a common trope in movies and TV shows, like the memorable scene from "The Matrix" in which time slows down so dramatically that bullets fired at the hero seem to move at a walking pace. In real life, our perceptions aren't keyed up quite that dramatically, but survivors of life-and-death situations often report that things seem to take longer to happen, objects fall more slowly, and they're capable of complex thoughts in what would nor... more »

No Trump Saturday aka let's talk about some neat products, movies, and books...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*because we all need a break...* *so let's start with breaking eggs. * For love of soft boiled eggs: We love our soft boiled eggs around here. I'm used to whacking them on the side with a knife and scooping out the insides. That approach hasn't been going too well the past few months. Often I'm left with an egg that has multiple cracks and I'm unable to pull the two halves apart. That leaves me with a soft boiled egg that I have to try and peel. Doable, but not fun. We buy Wilcox eggs at Costco, and I suspect, due to a superior chicken diet, the shells are thicker and harder ... more »

Resisting Chevron Pipeline

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Dear Friends and Supporters, It is becoming clear that the situation here is moving toward an escalation point. Chevron has set up a base in Houston in order to do work on the section of Pacific Trails Pipeline that crosses our traditional territory. In recent days a low-flying helicopter has flown over the camp several times following a route that corresponds to the path of the proposed PTP pipeline. We were also visited by the head of the RCMP detachment who clearly stated to Freda that they intend to “ensure the work crews can do their work safely.” Our supporters maintaining a... more »

Powerful Tweets of Todays Planned Parenthood Protests

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Protests] Today, all around America, people banded together in support of a common cause: life. At 320 Planned Parenthood clinics, thousands upon thousands of those fighting for life met and made some waves through coordinated protests. Here are a few tweets... more »

August 22:The worse part of democracy....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 5 hours ago
...is elections. They are almost always trivial. In the U.S., the big issue is whether Mexicans are sneaking across the border to rape American women. That's the dernier crie in the U.S., and the issue that actually could propel Donald Trump into the White House. (However, I don't think he'll quite make it. The big money in the U.S. would kill Mexicans just as happily as it has killed Iraqis, Afghanis, Syrians, Libyans, Yemenis and Guatemalans/ But there's no profit in killing Mexicans. So big money in the U.S. is going to Hilary Clinton because she'll do what she's told to do. She... more »

Religious eugenics of Saudi Arabia

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 5 hours ago
It's not often that I copy an entire article from RT.com, but this one is so important that I felt compelled to push it out and ask that people share this on their social networks and websites. The Crimes against humanity that Saudi Arabia (and it's thugs) are perpetrating IS Religious Eugenics. Saudi Arabia is an absolute theocracy, and as such its very raison d' être is rooted within its violent and reactionary interpretation of Islam: Wahhabism, the ideology which inspired the likes of Al Qaeda and Islamic State. One of the main tenets of Wahhabism actually calls for the destr... more »

Not Every California Democrat Backs Peace-- Brad Sherman And Juan Vargas Back The GOP's War Plans Against Iran

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
The war party-- Cheney and Lieberman (again) Democratic Members of Congress are under tremendous pressure from AIPAC to vote against the Iran deal. Here in California, both the state's senators, the liberal Barbara Boxer and the more conservative Dianne Feinstein, have already announced in favor of the deal. And so has Nancy Pelosi. So far only two California Democrats have come out in opposition: AIPAC shill Brad Sherman, who represents much of L.A.'s San Fernando Valley (Studio City, Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks, Reseda, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, Northridge, Granada Hills, Chatswor... more »

8 Steps to Towards Non-Attachment

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Déesse Indigo* - Non-attachment is the ultimate form of self-mastery. The post 8 Steps to Towards Non-Attachment appeared first on Waking Times.

The "No Nuclear Weapons" Conspiracy Theory: Great Article By Lasha Darkmoon, And My Own Take...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
I have been inundated at this site for years by commentators asking me to take a good hard look at some articles written by some who have stated that nuclear weapons are a "fraud" and that the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in the closing days of World War II were nothing but frauds (!).... Many have asked me for my opinion, and I have not responded to them simply because my own knowledge of Physics and real history is enough to state clearly here and now that the nuclear weapons used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were absolutely real, and that nuclear weapons are inde... more »

Forming valid conclusions about the common core

skrashen at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
Sent to US News.com, August 22, 2015 "Just because it's Common Core aligned doesn't make it boring," (August 20), represents only the opinion of one former teacher and only one teacher with experience teaching with the common core standards. To form a valid conclusion, we need the opinions of a large number of teachers now teaching under the common core, in a variety of situations. To make matters worse, Ms. Partelow dismisses anti-common core sentiment as the result of "PR." This is ironic, as common core supporters are often paid by corporations profiting from the common core, cor... more »

US Activist States Obvious: US Acts As Client State Of Israel

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
For decades, I and others in this, the "real truth movement" have known that the US is and for decades at least, has been a client state of the criminal and psychotic state of Israel... We have watched as that psycho state has unleashed its Army armed with military hardware, bought and paid for by the United States taxpayers, against the innocent people of Palestine as well as Israel's neighbours... It is also so disgusting that the US government has done everything possible to deflect and stop any criticisms or actions against that criminal state... The shocker has always been as t... more »

Ukrainian Situation: All Out War On Russia's Doorstep - Full Scale Military Operation By Criminal Kiev Forces Against Donbass

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
I said months back when the Minsk "Agreement" as signed off signalling a "ceasefire" in the war between the US puppet regime in Kiev Ukraine, and the breakaway region of the Donbass, that it would be a temporary respite in the ongoing genocidal slaughter of innocent Ukrainians in the Donbass by the criminal Ukrainian army.... I said that the Ukrainian regime would use this "time out" in the war against their own people to reload with modernized American taxpayer paid for and supplied heavy weapons, and I have seen absolutely nothing that says otherwise... Well, indeed the Ukrainian ... more »

Activists Swarm London as the UK Lifts Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - With bee die off accelerating, protestors are outraged at government. The post Activists Swarm London as the UK Lifts Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides appeared first on Waking Times.

Stephen Harper's new pet

LeDaro at LeDaro - 7 hours ago
Harper used to have a cat. He has added another pet. They look happy.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, Aug 15 to Aug 22, 2015"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, Aug 15 to Aug 22, 2015"* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) August 22, 2015 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it. *Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. 50 CPM is an alert level.* *Partial Counts are noted. Uncounted radiation makes the actual Count higher and more dangerous.* *RADIATION CPM* *•* TIMES NORMAL BACKGROUND LEVEL *•* CI... more »

Planned Parenthood Whistleblower: ‘This Is Not Political To Me’

David Mills at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: CMP Planned Parenthood Holly O'Donnell 2 - 900] The ex-fetal harvester featured in several recent Planned Parenthood sting videos elaborated on her story this week, saying she's been diagnosed with PTSD since quitting her job in the clinics. "This is not political to me," Holly O'Donnell said Wednesday in an interview on the podcast... more »

Bad News for Hillary? Joe Biden Meets Privately with Elizabeth Warren

Jay Richards at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Warren Biden_cropped] Washington (CNN) Vice President Joe Biden met privately with Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday in his residence at the Naval Observatory, CNN has learned, another sign he is seriously deciding whether to jump into the Democratic presidential race. The meeting between... more »

ANALYSIS: Common Core and the Surveillance State

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Common Core tecnhology__1440255235_70.119.142.63] Common Core is about more than just a shift in educational standards. The architects of Common Core have always planned to integrate computer technology with Common Core standards under the guise of "closing the digital divide" and "preparing our children... more »

Free Trade 51, SEANET paper on unilateral trade liberalization in the ASEAN

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
The South East Asia Network for Development (SEANET) published its second issue of *Perspectives* or policy note this year, 20 pages long. Incidentally, it was written by yours truly. Free trade has many variants like bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) or economic partnership agreement (EPA), regional (ex. ASEAN FTA or AFTA), cross regional (ex. RCEP, TPP), multilateral/global (ex. WTO negotiations), or plain unilateral, one-way free trade policy. This paper discusses the latter. It starts with some basic theory, from the classical David Ricardo theory of comparative advantage, ... more »

Patrick Murphy Is Posing As A Democrat... A Little

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would like to name the Democratic nominee for the open Florida Senate seat. And he wants that to be conservative and utterly ineffective DINO, "ex"-Republican Patrick Murphy, whose extremely right-wing father is a junior-league Donald Trump, buying and selling politicians for the sake of his development company. And what Schumer *doesn't* want is brilliant, feisty and very independent progressive Alan Grayson winning that seat. So even though Schumer traveled from Brooklyn with his family to vacation in Miami Beach when he was a child, Florida Democrats would ... more »

Navajos to BLM: Stop sacrificing us for dirty coal energy

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Navajos to BLM: Stop sacrificing us for dirty coal energy Navajos and Pueblos were among those demanding a halt to the dirty coal energy and uranium mining that has left a trail of death and disease in the Four Corners region By Brenda Norrell Censored News Photo credit Dine' CARE: BLM objected to the banner: "For Our Climate, It's Time to Quit Fossil Fuels, Keep It In the Ground"

Champion Liar: Harper vs. Nixon

LeDaro at LeDaro - 11 hours ago
Harper wins the liar championship.

Q&A: Southwest Struggles to Stem Salt Cedar, Fire-Fueling Invasive Plant

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: tamarisk plants salt cedar__1440252301_70.119.142.63] PHOENIX (AP) -- The tiny seedling was brought over from Eastern Europe and parts of Asia nearly 200 years ago and planted along riverbanks across the United States, mostly in the Southwest, to prevent erosion. It grew fast, its thick... more »

Note To harper: you Shouldn't Lie In Parliament

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 11 hours ago
Aside from the fact that the criminal scum shouldn't even BE in Parliament, at the very least, harper should have enough respect for the institution that he not brazenly LIE in Parliament. Which is what he did, repeatedly, when asked questions about the Duffy scandal. Now, harper probably thought (and continues to think) that politicians have lied in legislatures since time immemorial, and in that he's right. The differences are that it doesn't happen as often as he imagines that it does and, as well, the majority of the politicians who have lied in legislatures are his type of pol... more »

Stephen Harper: Liar, liar your pants are on fire

LeDaro at LeDaro - 11 hours ago
My programs are not working properly.

A good - and bleak - look at Postmedia's drift toward the rocks

paul at Paying attention - 11 hours ago
The Globe and Mail’s James Bradshaw has a good piece on Postmedia today, confirming the bleak future and lack of any real plan for Canada’s largest newspaper company. No one can see an end to revenue declines that have come every quarter since Postmedia scooped up Canwest newspaper properties as they headed to bankruptcy, the article confirms. And Postmedia management has no idea what to do about it and no vision for a sustainable future for the company, at least based on Bradshaw’s piece. I especially liked CEO Paul Godfrey’s comments on the cuts that have damaged the quality of the ... more »

Majority of Food Stamp Recipients Are Now Working Age Adults, Not Children or Seniors

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: food grocery aisle supermarket__1440255936_70.119.142.63] The nation's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) experienced mixed results in 2014. Participation and average benefit amounts fell slightly from the previous year, but the program remains much larger than it was a decade ago, despite an...more »

Friends reunited

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
I felt uncomfortable listening to The Reunion about Guantanamo the other day. “In 2002, a detention camp was hastily built in a remote corner of Cub,(sic) to house the men captured in America's "war on terror". Thirteen years later, it is still there. And in the intervening time, Guantanamo Bay has become a byword for controversy, a place Amnesty International called "the gulag of our time". (I do wish the BBC would stop quoting Amnesty International. Their opinion is no longer meaningful after a hatful of scandals and impropriety.) We know Moazzam Begg attended a terror training c... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
I was cited in “Reexamining ballots and bullets” by Paul Staniland in the Washingtion Post, and my collaborative article "How Is The War Against the Islamic State Going? 10 Expert Opinions" was reprinted in Business Insider. That last article was also listed on the Washington Institute for Near East Policy website and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies'.

Navajos at Shiprock heart-wrenching vote not to irrigate with contaminated river water

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
The scorched earth campaign of the US EPA's gold mine spill is devastating for Navajo farmers, the latest travesty in the Four Corners, where Cold War uranium mining and coal-fired power plants have left a trail of death for Navajos Duane 'Chili' Yazzie By Brenda Norrell Censored News SHIPROCK, N.M. -- Navajo farmers at Shiprock made the heart-wrenching decision not to irrigate

Nashville Mayor Comes Out Swinging for More Segregated KIPPs

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Mayor Karl Dean, who has been a private and public patron of KIPP, Inc. over the years. In 2012, Dean committed almost 25 percent of Metro's 4-year school improvement budget to one KIPP school. Today Dean has an op-ed in the Tennessean decrying the courageous vote by Metro school board to say NO to more KIPPs in Nashville. My comments following Dean's angry op-ed: Jim Horn · KIPP, Inc.'s Mr Dowell is part of a multi-million dollar advertising campaign to show only the high test scores and smiling faces at KIPP. Obviously, Mr. Dean is a part of that campaign. What the KIPP Foun... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago

Trump’s Immigration Plan Could Spell Doom for the GOP

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: trump immigration plan__1440254408_70.119.142.63] It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings. To will an... more »

Federal Workers with Sensitive Jobs Used Hacked Adultery Website Ashley Madison

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: ashley madison billboard__1440253437_70.119.142.63] WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The... more »

About 2,000 Migrants Rush Past Police into Macedonia, Many Injured

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Macedonia Greece migrants__1440251396_70.119.142.63] GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (AP) -- Some 2,000 migrants on Saturday rushed past baton-wielding police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece and several people were injured in the commotion. The tumult started when police decided to allow... more »

Supplemental: Anchored in eagerly taking offense!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015A fascinating Kevin Drum post:* Like you, we thought of the old Carter Family hit, Anchored in Love: *The tempest is over, I'm safe evermore What gladness, what rapture is mine The danger is past, I'm anchored at lastI'm anchored in love divine.* For the hit recording, with complete lyrics, click here. We thought of that famous old hit when we read a fascinating post by Kevin Drum. Also, when read the fascinating comments his post occasioned. For our money, Drum began with a slightly peculiar question. Basically, he wanted to know why the term “anchor... more »

Lakotas Rally to Protect Sacred Water Aug. 24, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Owe AkuInternational Justice Project Owe AkuBring Back the Way Owe Aku is a grassroots organization of Lakota people and our allies founded to promote the protection of sacred water and preservation of our territorial lands.  Our actions for environmental justice rely upon cultural revitalization as our major tool in achieving our goals.  The principle

Black Magic Rules the World – Not Politicians, Bankers or the Military

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 13 hours ago
[image: Waking Times] August 21, 2015 [image: Pentagram Satanic Occult Fire]Makia Freeeman, *Guest* Black magic is the force that rules the world, so it is the Satanic black magicians which constitute the true controllers of the world – at least in the human Earthly realm. The Satanic black magicians pull the strings, not politicians, corporate bosses, military heads, intelligence chiefs or even international bankers – although they also hold many of those roles. The NWO (New World Order) elite fulfill a hidden role and an outer, more respectable public role. While many Satanic bla... more »

things i heard at the library: an occasional series: #17

laura k at wmtc - 13 hours ago
A customer comes to the reference desk to ask about Zinio. I tell him that Zinio allows him to get full access to hundreds of magazines, all at zero cost, through his library account. His eyes light up. "This is all free?" "Yes, it's completely free. Do you use a computer at home?" He does. "Do you have a tablet, by any chance?" Even better, he does. I show him how he can create an account, then sort magazines by language or interest, then download or read anything he wants. "When I was growing up in my country, my brother and I walked 12 kilometres to the library. The names of the... more »

wheelchair rugby finals, parapan am games 2015

laura k at wmtc - 13 hours ago
The 2015 Pan Am Games and Parapan Am Games were held in Toronto and the GTA this summer. Although I regard these events as a ridiculous waste of money, a very bad deal for residents of the host cities, there was one very bright upside for me: the opportunity to see some disability sports, nearby and at a very high level of play. Mississauga hosted wheelchair rugby and goalball. I saw goalball at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta, and it is a unique and thrilling sport, played by blind athletes. Wheelchair rugby is irresistible, as millions have discovered through the excellent docume... more »

A book on our side?

David Greene at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
This morning I stared at the NY Times Book Review section, as I do most weekends and asked myself, “Should I or shouldn’t I browse through it.” Most of the time I don't find anything of interest but today I decided, “What the hell, I might as well.” I am glad I did. My eyes did a “what the?” when I hit page 9 and saw this headline: *Getting Schooled: What happened when two politicians and a tech billionaire set out to reform a city’s schools*. It was a full-page review of *THE PRIZE: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools *by Dale Russakoff. Now my interest began to peak as that title... more »

Who is Going To Participate In China's Massive WW2 Military Parade?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
PLA soldiers practice for the VJ-Day parade in Beijing, July 28. (File photo/Xinhua) *Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat*: *What Countries Will March in China's WW2 Anniversary Military Parade?* *Foreign troops have already started arriving in Beijing for the September 3 parade.* With Abe’s statement on the 70th anniversary of World War II in the books, those interested in Asia’s “history wars” are turning their focus to the next big event: China’s commemoration of the anniversary of the end of the war, which falls on September 3. The highlight of those celebrations will be a major mil... more »

Back from book tour, broadcasts resume

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 13 hours ago
Enjoying beautiful weather at the Calgary book talk Message to TruthJihad.com subscribers (if you are not one, please subscribe here) Greetings, I just returned home after driving more than 7,000 miles on the We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo book tour. http://truthjihad.blogspot.ca/2015/05/charlie-hebdo-book-tour-ann-arbor.html The 1994 Nissan mini-van miraculously held up. Thanks to your support, the book tour was a huge success. (Watch my book talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39HQOUfZ9lI ) The censors tried to shut us down in Canada. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/08/17/canad... more »

The Latest: Injured Actor Says Crew Fled When Train to Paris Attacked

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: france train shooting attack__1440250612_70.119.142.63] The latest on the gunman who was subdued by passengers after opening fire at a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris (all times local Paris time): 3:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. GMT) The Belgian government has stepped up rail security after... more »

Things to read

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
I have to admit, the election has grown boring. I don't even feel like bothering to mention all the silly things KMT candidate Hung Hsiu-chu has been saying, because no poll has her above 20% at the moment. PFP candidate Soong, who must get faction politicians to switch to him from the KMT, hasn't gotten many. And Wang Jin-pyng, the heavyweight KMTer and informal leader of the KMT Taiwanese factions, is remaining... silent. Tsai Ing-wen isn't saying much because she doesn't need to. Kinda a lull at the moment... before things start to heat up. So read Cole at China Policy Institute... more »

Anti-Hispanic Racism And The Death Of The Republican Party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Ken Calvert and Will Hurd are just 2 of dozens of Republicans who could lose their seats because of the party's embrace of overt anti-Latino racism Wednesday we saw how easy it was easy to trace modern GOP racism back to Ronald Reagan. Then yesterday the editorial board of the *New York Times* decried how Trump is forcing the Republicans into a kind of ugly anti-Hispanic racism they wanted to avoid-- a kind of racism that may thrive in some parts of the country but that will preclude winning the White House and will kill some of their candidates in Senate and House races. Before Do... more »

Barrel of U.S. Crude Drops below $40

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: crude oil prices drop__1440246467_70.119.142.63] NEW YORK (AP) -- A barrel of U.S. crude oil fell below $40 per barrel for the first time since the end of the global economic crisis. Friday’s fall, to $39.86, was just the latest indicator of a vast shift... more »

EPA Knew of ‘Blowout’ Risk for Tainted Water at Gold Mine

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: EPA Gold King Mine Toxic wastewater Animas River__1440244989_70.119.142.63] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internal documents released late Friday show managers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic “blowout” at an abandoned mine that could release “large volumes” of wastewater laced with toxic heavy...more »

Mayim Bialik: Hollywood is Not Friendly to People of Faith

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: mayim bialik 876__1440244291_70.119.142.63] Mayim Bialik is best know for her role as “Blossom” on the NBC sitcom of the same name and as the quirky Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory,” but the 39-year-old is also known as a person of... more »

Syria Responds With Anti-Aircraft Fire As Israeli Jet Violates Syrian Airspace- Shootdown?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Unsurprisingly, I can find only two reports via msm news:* *i24- from about 8 hours ago* * We know Israel has been making incursions into Syria over the past 48 plus hours, in the very area mentioned! - I will relink that news at the bottom* * The Syrian army fired an anti-aircraft missile at an Israeli fighter jet that had crossed into Syrian airspace near Quneitra, a Syrian city near to the Israel-Syria border, the Lebanese news network Al Mayadeen reported late Friday. Israeli sources confirmed the report to i24news.* * Syrian Army Shoots Down Israeli Fighter Jet over Quneitr... more »

Weekend reads: “Unfeasibly prolific authors;” why your manuscript will be rejected; is science broken?

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured revelations of yet more fake peer reviews, bringing the retraction total to 250. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Can researchers publish too often? Liz Wager — a member of the board of directors of The Center For Scientific Integrity, our parent non-profit — and colleagues take a fascinating look […] The post Weekend reads: “Unfeasibly prolific authors;” why your manuscript will be rejected; is science broken? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Greenpeace : Attack-the-one-you-can't-reach and International Terrorism

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
Seriously though, this is COMPLETELY inexcusable and ridiculous - the biggest oil spill in recorded history (by orders of magnitude) was by BP, British Petroleum, the people who brought you the Shah of Iran; and that was only about 4 years ago (although, people appear to have already forgotten). But Gazprom is the Russian government, and Royal Dutch Shell is headquartered in the Netherlands. Attack the one you can't reach by paying other people to misdirect the attack system - this is exactly what happened in the 80s with the anti-apartheid sanctions. Mobil Oil, one of the Ro... more »

The Vets Are Going To War

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.starshipearththebigpicture.com/ The Harper Party used to be be able to count on the support of veterans. That was because they made the right noises. But, as Preston Manning said, "Words don't mean much to Stephen." That's a lesson that Canada's veterans have learned to their own chagrin. Tom Beaver and Ron Clarke have taken that lesson to the campaign trail and joined the Anyone But Harper Brigade. They quote former Chief of Defence Staff Rick Hillier: “I do not think we had any idea the scale and scope of what the impact would be... more »

4 Methods of Accessing the Most Creative Forces of Your Mind

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Frank M. Wanderer* - How we are able to access the creative forces of our mind? The post 4 Methods of Accessing the Most Creative Forces of Your Mind appeared first on Waking Times.

There is a Path to Happiness for Anyone Willing to Follow These 4 Agreements

Waking Times at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Meme - *A path to a peaceful, fulfilling life is possible for anyone willing to challenge their beliefs by following the four agreements which hold the wisdom of the Toltec masters. The post There is a Path to Happiness for Anyone Willing to Follow These 4 Agreements appeared first on Waking Times.

Police Trying to Uncover Motive in Federal Building Shooting

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: manhattan federal building shooting__1440245689_70.119.142.63] NEW YORK (AP) -- Investigators are trying to figure out why an armed veteran slipped through a side door of a federal building in Manhattan, fatally shooting a security guard before killing himself. Federal agents swarmed Kevin Downing’s home in... more »

ANALYSIS: A Deep Dive into Trump’s Poll Numbers Shows Most Pundits Get Him Wrong

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump__1440247101_70.119.142.63] Donald Trump's meteoric rise has perplexed most pundits. Trump doesn't fit into the traditional categories of GOP aspirants, so many have found it hard to say why he has risen and to discern whether he has a realistic shot at... more »

North And South Korean Officials Meet At The DMZ To Defuse Tensions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *North, South Korea officials meet at DMZ in bid to ease tension* Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea met at the Panmunjom truce village straddling their border on Saturday, raising hopes for an end to a standoff that put the rivals on the brink of armed conflict. The meeting at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) village, known for its sky-blue huts and grim-faced soldiers, was set for half an hour after North Korea's previously set ultimatum demanding that the South halt its loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts along the border or face military action. That deadli... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*America’s youth are selling off their future income for the chance to go to university* STUDENTS are betting on their long-term incomes, with investment firms now covering the cost of their degrees, in return for a percentage of their future salaries. In the US, student debt is now so out of control, that it totals $US1.2 trillion — more than the GDPs of Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland combined. That huge figure is weighing down a generation, potentially preventing people from enjoying higher education. But a new approach to student debt is taking hold in the country, allo... more »

Why Processed Meat is Bad For You

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Atli Arnarson* - Processed meats can be damaging to health in a number of ways. The post Why Processed Meat is Bad For You appeared first on Waking Times.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Climatologist: We Have a ‘Moral Imperative’ to Burn Fossil Fuels* *Warmists often invoke morality -- which they don't believe in -- as part of their call for carbon restrictions. But the real moral imperative is to stop their destructive campaigning* We have a “moral imperative” to burn carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels because the energy they provide is a “liberator” of humanity, says Dr. John Christy, a climatologist and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. “We are not morally bad people for taking carbon and turning it into ... more »

A Look At How The Sun Can Bring Us All Back To The 'Stone Age'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Gizmodo:* *What Would Happen if a Massive Solar Storm Hit the Earth?* We all know that major storms can wreak havoc, flooding cities and decimating infrastructure. But there’s an even bigger worry than wind and rain: space weather. If a massive solar storm hit us, our technology would be wiped out. The entire planet could go dark. “We’re much more reliant on technology these days that is vulnerable to space weather than we were in the past,” said Thomas Berger, director of the Space Weather Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He told Gizmodo,... more »

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: 'Breaking Russia Is The U.S. Goal'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger © Jason Lee / Reuters *RT: **Kissinger:‘Breaking Russia has become objective for US’* Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has hit out at American and European Ukraine policy, saying it ignores Russia’s relationship with its neighbor, and has called for cooperation between the White House and the Kremlin on the issue. “Breaking Russia has become an objective [for US officials] the long-range purpose should be to integrate it,” the 92-year-old told The National Interest in a lengthy interview for the policy magazine’s anniversar... more »

MENA Report - August 22 -23 , 2015 Weekend Report - Iraq - Syria Regional War , Yemen Regional Proxy War , Libya , Turkey , Iran in focus ....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Links ..... *Former IAEA Official: AP Doc on Iran a Forgery* *Six Killed as Israel Continues Attacks on Syria* *Saudi Airstrikes on Yemeni City Kill 65 Civilians* Suicide Bomber Kills 10 Kurdish Forces in Syria 58 Killed in Iraq as Anti-Corruption Protests Continue Mustard Gas 'Found on ISIS Mortars' Arbil: The Departure Terminal for Iraq's Exodus Obama Promises to Keep Military Option Against Iran Open if Nuclear Deal Is Agreed 26 Democratic Senators Now Support Iran Deal While Congress Argues Over Iran, Europe Rushes to Do Business There Iran Prepares to Lure Fo... more »

NYT on Bekenstein and his argument with Hawking

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
Jacob Bekenstein died of heart attack. It is the first new piece of information in the New York Times obituary Jacob Bekenstein, Physicist Who Revolutionized Theory of Black Holes, Dies at 68 written by (not only) their top science writer Dennis Overbye. A heart attack is a terrible thing and unlike many people who die when they're 103 or something like that, I feel it is totally right to say that Bekenstein's death was a premature one. Overbye discusses Bekenstein's family – Polish Jewish immigrants to Mexico etc. But what is cute is the description of a feud with Stephen Hawki... more »

In Alabama, Trump Says He Knows How Billy Graham Felt

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: donald trump Alabama rally_900] MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Republican front-runner Donald Trump rallied thousands of supporters in south Alabama by telling them: “I would like to have the election tomorrow. I don’t want to wait.” “I know how Billy Graham felt,” he said Friday... more »

5 Clues That Your Spiritual Experience Passes the B.S. Test

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Trevor Harden* - How to tell if you're deluding yourself or experiencing the real thing. The post 5 Clues That Your Spiritual Experience Passes the B.S. Test appeared first on Waking Times.

"The Sad Truth About Today's World"? It's Time For US To Change It!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*The Sad Truth About Today's World- * *Saw these yesterday. Knew I had to post some of them here. * *I'll include a personal thought on each one:* *To those people who describe an item of clothing by it's BRAND- You've been conditioned* *To the many people that willingly keep their own Tracking Device on them at all times- You've been conditioned**To the way too many people I see walking, driving and even riding bicycles like this? Not only have you been conditioned. You are also brain dead and addicted! Easy pickin's for criminals. And a menace to everyone around you. You are self... more »

Leaked Copy Of Iran 'Side Deal' Supports Claims That Iran Will Monitor And Inspect Its Nuclear Facilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News*: *Copy of Iran ‘side deal’ backs reports Tehran would have major role in nuke site inspections* A draft document exclusively obtained by Fox News supports reports that Iran would play a major role in inspections at its controversial Parchin nuclear site, by providing U.N. inspectors with crucial materials. The so-called side deal, labeled "Separate arrangement II," says Iran will "provide to the [International Atomic Energy Agency]" photos and videos of locations and environmental samples, "taking into account military concern... more »

With Restraining Order Dissolved, CMP Releases Transcript Material, New Trailer of Baby Body Parts Dealer StemExpress

The Editors at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood StemExpress Cate Dyer__1440243638_70.119.142.63] [UPDATED] Following a judge dissolving a restraining order blocking the release of sting video footage of StemExpress (Planned Parenthood's recent partner for selling baby parts) the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has moved forward with the release of transcript passages... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( August 22 , 2015 ) .... Greece Updates ( Examining The Great Debt Wall Of Greece , Domestic politics - Can New Democracy or any other party form a Government / Snap Elections looming / How might things play out , Economic data of note / Greece's Banks in focus , Ongoing refugee crisis ) ...... Broader Europe ( Germany , Italy , Euro and Stocks in focus , bravery aboard a train halts gunman from committing massacre , Denmark an Ukraine debt crisis in focus ) ...... Emerging Markets ( Currencies and Commodities crush continues unabated , China in focus once again - updates regarding Tianjin explosions and investigations )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets..... Morning All ! *Nevena* ‏@00nency 1m 1 minute ago Corfu, Greece No Filter #corfu #*greece* [image: Embedded image permalink] *Manos Giakoumis* ‏@ManosGiakoumis Aug 20 Naxos, Hellas #Naxos by night. #Greece [image: Embedded image permalink] - *Karl Emerick* ‏@KHanuska 2m2 minutes ago Greece's #debt due: What #Greece owes when (and a new creditor in green) via @charlesforelle http://nnip.co/1NLWukb - - - - - *Kathimerini English *‏@ekathimerini 21m SYRIZA rebels clash with gov’t as parties prepare to draft candidate lists h... more »

The Economy: “China's is the First Central Bank to Lose Control… It Won't Be the Last”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“China's is the First Central Bank to Lose Control… * *It Won't Be the Last”* by Phoenix Capital Research "ALL of the so called, “economic recovery” that began in 2009 has been based on the Central Banks’ abilities to rein in the collapse. The first round of interventions (2007-early 2009) was performed in the name of saving the system. The second round (2010-2012) was done because it was generally believed that the first round hadn’t completed the task of getting the world back to recovery. However, from 2012 onward, everything changed. At that point the Central Banks went “all i... more »

Dante, the Prophet of Hope

David Mills at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Dante in wood] ANDREW HARVEY -- Dante, a serious rival to Shakespeare as the world's greatest literary genius, was born in Florence, Italy 750 years ago. Italy properly celebrated the birthday of its national poet (indeed he who virtually invented the modern Italian language)... more »

Belarus, Russia Start Development of New Air Defense System

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: 9K35 Strela-10]Belarus and Russia have started joint development of a new short-range air defense system to replace the outdated Strela-10M systems currently in service with the Russian and the Belarusian armed forces, Belarusian Deputy Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Igor Lotenkov said. “The work is being carried out in the framework of the [Russia-Belarus] Union State. The project involves the development of a short-range air defense system,” Lotenkov told RIA Novosti. The general added that the Strela-10M system was developed in early 1970’s and does not meet current air defen... more »

Egyptian missile corvette Molniya heading back to Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Tarantul class missile corvette R-32 (Project 12421 Molniya)]The Molniya missile corvette Russia donated to Egypt earlier this month is heading back to Russia, apparently for crew training. The vessel was seen transiting the Bosporus into the Black Sea on 19 August, IHS Jane's Defence Weekly reports, flying the Russian flag and carrying Russian sailors on deck. When the vessel sailed through the Suez Canal on 6 August it flew both Russian and Egyptian flags. The Tarantul class missile corvette R-32 (Project 12421 Molniya) was transferred from Russia to Egypt on 10 August in ... more »

Russia and the USA are the closest to useful operational hypersonic air launched weapons

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: X-51A Waverider]The United States, China and Russia are all aggressively developing hypersonic weapons. In terms of operationalizing a usable weapon, experts believe that the United States and Russia are very close. China has hypersonic technology, but is mostly working on boost-glide weapons that are essentially ballistic missiles with a hypersonic missile as the warhead. These will be too large and costly to be an operationally useful weapon system that is used in significant numbers. The United States and Russia are also working on air-launched hypersonic weapons that ar... more »

Israeli Air Force equips F-16I jets with advanced small diameter bombs

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: F-16I Sufa]The Israeli Air Force's (IAF) 107 Squadron has equipped its F-16I Sufa fighter jets with advanced small diameter bombs (SDB), achieving the capability a decade after the arrival of the jet. IAF's 107 Squadron, also known as, Knights of the Orange Tail, recently completed an operational review to officially approve its use of SBD during war. Major Assaf, who led the review in the air operations division, said: "The inspection was the end result of a long journey in which many were involved. Read more

Dr Udo Ulfkotte journalist and author on RT Blows the whistle on Fake News!!

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
Remember, this news is from 2014 and NOBODY LISTENED - it's there for all to hear. *A top German Journalist and Editor Dr. Udo Ulfkatte has just gone public with some shocking admissions. He basically admitted what all of us who read the alternative media such as BeforeItsNews have known for a long time – the entire mainstream media is totally fake! He went into a very detailed talk in this video and spilled the beans about everything! He talked about how the CIA gets control over all of the major journalists. He is sick of the lying and decided to go public with everything he know... more »

Pentagon: China Expands Military Activities on Newly Created Islands

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: P-8A Poseidon]China has expanded construction of manmade islands in the South China Sea to a total of nearly 3,000 acres and is taking steps to militarize the islands for power projection capabilities, according to a Pentagon study made public Friday. The report, “Asia-Pacific Maritime Strategy,” is the Obama administration’s first dedicated study of the increasing destabilization of a vital economic waterway that China is claiming as its maritime domain. “The infrastructure China appears to be building would enable it to establish a more robust power projection presence int... more »

Harris Corporation Receives $97 Million US Navy Airborne Jammer Order

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F/A-18 Super Hornet]Harris Corporation has received a $97 million order to provide the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) with self protection jammers for the integrated defensive electronic countermeasures (IDECM) program. The order was received during the fourth quarter of Harris' fiscal 2015. Harris will provide its ALQ-214 radio frequency integrated countermeasure system, which is already used by the Navy to protect carrier-based F/A-18s, including both Hornets and Super Hornets, from sophisticated RF threats such as hostile radars and air defense systems. "The ALQ... more »

Dine' Water Teach-ins Expose Threats and Solutions

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 19 hours ago
                                  . Contact: tobeinihidziil@gmail.com Tó Bei Nihi Dziil Teach-In (Water Gives Us Power)  Community Dialogue Exposes Threats and Highlights Solutions for Diné Water Security Shiprock, NM – On August 30, 2015, a second People's Teach-in will be held in Shiprock to continue the dialogue toward solutions for long-term Diné Water Security, with a central focus

Holes in Australia’s weapon capability need to be filled

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-111 Pig (Aardvark)]In my final year in the RAAF as a fighter pilot, I attended a senior officers joint warfare course which included naval and army officers. The war scenario that we were required to analyse was that a major power, with significant naval assets including an aircraft carrier, had invaded and established a considerable military force presence in north Western Australia. Due to the size of our coastline and our limited logistic ability, we were unable to prevent the successful hostile establishment of a bridgehead. Read more

Russia's Lider-Class Nuclear Destroyer Project Hits Pentagon's Raw Nerve

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Amidst the US/NATO's saber-rattling and muscle flexing in Europe the US' thought leaders and military strategists are still largely unnerved by Russia's consistent military modernization; Russia's new Lider-class destroyers are seemingly giving the Pentagon the shivers. The US has kicked off the biggest allied airborne military exercises in Europe since the end of the Cold War apparently aimed at boosting Washington's confidence in its military superiority. Still, Russia's new Lider (Leader)-class destroyers are evidently giving US military experts the shivers, prompting a heated d... more »

Should the Labour Party move to the Left or to the Right to win power? The Spine says Right, but the Brain should think a bit harder.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 19 hours ago
When it comes to survival we vertebrates often resort to instinctive knee-jerk reactions to get us out of trouble. If speed is of the essence we tend to think with our spines rather than our brains. However when it comes to political survival, with the high incidence of spinelessness among our politicians this can be problematic. The Labour Party leadership election after the 2015 UK

Secretary of the Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announces the name of the Independence-class littoral combat ship LCS 24 as USS Oakland]Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Aug. 19 that the next Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Oakland (LCS 24). The ship will be named to honor the long-standing history its namesake city has had with the Navy. The future USS Oakland will be the third naval ship to bear the name. The first, commissioned in 1918, was largely used to transport cargo; the second, commissioned in 1942 during the height of World War II, was only in ... more »

German parliamentary committee demands increase in military budget

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Wolfgang Hellmich (Social Democratic Party, SPD)]The German government’s expansion of the defence budget by €8 billion in March was merely the beginning of a massive hike in military expenditure. This is what emerges from an interview with the chairman of the German parliament’s defence committee, Wolfgang Hellmich (Social Democratic Party, SPD), published by Die Welt on Tuesday. In the interview, Hellmich complains that the hike in spending already adopted is not at all sufficient to meet the army’s requirements. “For defence investment spending—money for the purchase of ma... more »

Iran unveils new ballistic missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Fateh 313 missile]Iran has unveiled a new home-made ballistic missile with high accuracy during a ceremony attended by the Islamic Republic President Hassan Rouhani. The new missile dubbed “Fateh 313” is a solid-propellant short-range missile, produced by the country’s Aerospace Industries Organization, the official IRIB news agency reported Aug. 22. The missile is an optimized model of the "Fateh" series missiles with a 500 kilometers range and high precision against point targets. Read more

Military Photo of the Day: August 22, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Helicopters in Afghanistan-900] U.S. Army flight crews transport senior leaders in CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to Tactical Base Gamberi in Laghman province, Afghanistan, on July 30, 2015. The reason we can enjoy our weekends in peace is because thousands of Americans... more »

U.S. Stirring Up Trouble on Korean Peninsula

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 22 hours ago
*US - South Korea Exploiting DMZ Mine Incident to Divert Attention from Anti-N Korea Provocations* By Stephen Gowans | I have no idea how it transpired that mines linked to the DPRK (North Korea) that severed the legs of two south Korean soldiers in the demilitarized zone earlier this month came to be where they were, anymore than Washington, Seoul or The New York Times does. But I do know that the set of possible explanations contains more than the single explanation favored by the south Korean and US governments and the Western media, that the mines were deliberately planted by... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 22 hours ago
*FURTHER CLEARANCE OF ENTITIES BY SOURCE* 8/22/15 by American Kabuki I can report now that several more entities have been cleared by Source. *1. HORUS*, who has been an issue for a number of days, tried to close down the Mauna Kea Star Gate, has been returned to SOURCE in PURE LOVE for re-isssue. Witnessed by Source Fource, confirmed by the Sphere Alliance. *It is with great sadness that I regret to inform you that 2 of the 11 original First String Energy creators with physical in-body-ments on Earth, by the own choice chose to continue the experiment of separation consciousness... more »

Kumpulan Desain Kamar Mandi Dalam Kamar Tidur Terbaru 2016

Chazy Chazz at Yaya Blog's - 22 hours ago
Kumpulan Desain Kamar Mandi Dalam Kamar Tidur Terbaru 2016 - memiliki akses yang sangat mudah kedalam kamar mandi itu memiliki keuntungan tersendiri, dimana saat kita sedang terburu akan ke kamar mandi, maka kita dapat menujunya dengan cepat. apalagi pada saat kita tidur, untuk itu anda bisa membuat sebuah kamar mandi dalam kamar tidur anda. agar anda dapat lebih mudah menjuju ke kamar mandi pada

Take U.S. Bases Back to America

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago
In fact the overwhelming majority of people on Okinawa (including all of the elected officials there) oppose US bases. We all need to be asking why are there more than 800 US military bases around the world? Whose interests are they 'protecting'? What is the environmental and cultural consequences of these bases?

Only Aired Once

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago


Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
Normally I wouldn't go camera crazy with Grackles, much less blog about them. They're fairly common here during the summer months and really, I've seen so many that I tend not to notice them, opting instead for my waxwings, a colourful warbler or a busy woodpecker. They tend to blend in to the background. What I have found impressive the past few days though, is the sheer number that are showing up in my yard lately. At one point earlier this week there were perhaps 30 at any one time, which is by the most of any single species that have graced my yard at any one time. One... more »

Musical Interlude: Jonn Serrie, “And The Stars Go With You” (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Jonn Serrie, “And The Stars Go With You” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIFeceB-S9k

Kumpulan Desain Kamar Tidur Hotel Terbaru 2015

Blogpangembanbonton at Yaya Blog's - 1 day ago
Kumpulan Desain Kamar Tidur Hotel Terbaru 2015 - Kamar tidur hotel merupakan sebuah kamar yang memiliki konsep seperti kamar tidur hotel yang memiliki tingkat kenyamanan dan kerapian yang tinggi. Seperti yang kita ketahui bersama konsep desain kamar hotel, dibuat dengan semaksimal mungkin untuk membuat para pengunjung nyaman dan bertah di dalam hotel tersebut. Nah untuk anda yang ingin merasakan

Burning Man

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Self-Immolations in Tibet Last Updated: October 30, 2012, 14:00 EST Tsewang Kyab Lhamo Tseten Tsepo Tenzin Dorje Rinchen Dhondup Lhamo Kyab Tamdin Dorje Sangay Gyatso Gudrub Yangdang Lobsang Damchoe Lobsang Kelsang Lungtok Tashi Chopa Dolkar Tso Lobsang Tsultrim Losang Lozin Tsewang Dorjee Dickyi Choezom Ngawang Norphel Tenzin Khedup Tamdin Thar Rikyo Dargye Dorje Tseten Choepak Kyap Sonam Chimey Palden Tenpa Darjey Lobsang Sherab Sonam Dargye Lobsang Tsultrim Jamyang Palden Gepey Dorjee Rinchen Tsering Kyi Nangdrol Damchoe Sangpo Lobsang Gyatso Tenzin Choedron Sonam Rabyang Rinzin Dorj... more »

Runner beans

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 day ago
Observe and interact -- after you have pulled up the vines, watch and then harvest when about 80% of the pods have turned brown; otherwise many will split and spill before you get there. Store in a sunny window where rain cannot get to them until all turn brown; provide air circulation. Catch and store energy -- The beans have made nutrients for you and saved seed for next year; the vines are chopped and dropped for sheet composting. Obtain a yield -- Runners are not our most prolific crop in the garden but they are attractive to us and to pollinators, especially the hummingbirds,... more »

Dutch Christian Couple Honored for Exceptional Holocaust-Era Bravery

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: garden of the righteous among the nations - 400] Dutch Christian Zionists who died as a result of their unrelenting efforts to save Jews from the Holocaust were recognized by Israel as Righteous among the Nations. A medal attesting to the distinction, conferred by the Jewish state through the... more »

KIPP Administrators Sitting Atop Kindergarten and 1st Grade Children

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
I talked with a 28th former KIPP teacher last evening to hear her story, and she was as eloquent and upset as any of the rest. Mandy spent a year in a West Coast KIPP, which was in its first year of applying KIPP's punishing penal-style pedagogy to segregated kindergarteners and first graders (60 percent Latino and 40 percent African-American). Until a month ago, Mandy thought she would be returning to this KIPP school that she had learned to dread, but she landed a teaching job in a public school in July. Mandy is now dealing with what she describes as PTSD-like symptoms, and... more »

Pie (and Google) Watch: DWT commenters, have you had to solve the deadly Google Pie Perplex? Sorry, that's Google, not us!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Ken* Usually when I want to add a comment to a post, since I'm already logged into the Blogspot software it knows who I am, and even addresses me by name, or at least the name it knows me by, but even so it asks me to prove that I'm not a robot. Usually I think I can bypass this, which is helpful if I'm not feeling confident about proving my non-roboticity, but when it was just your old-style "captcha," where you just type in a few letters or numbers -- the only problem being that, as we all know, the numbers and letters are frequently stylized into illegibility. Suddenly tod... more »

Liberal Double Standards and Planned Parenthood

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 1planned] Liberals are famous for shaming conservatives for their past associations with questionable characters, while they exempt themselves from the same standards. What a shocker! Every other week, a liberal Twitter troll cites a Republican politician’s innocent appearance at some long-forgotten... more »

World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle Ever Found Finally Washes up After 108 Years

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Marianne Winkler - 400] The world's oldest message in a bottle to ever be found is believed to have been recovered – after 108 years at sea. Marianne Winkler, a retired postal worker, was on holiday when she spotted the unusual bottle floating by the... more »

Yes, Pander to Trump on Immigration

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump Phoenix] Donald Trump’s rise in the polls is inextricably linked to the issue of immigration. He probably wouldn’t have achieved liftoff without it, and now that his campaign has entered a new phase of semi-attempted seriousness, it is fitting that an... more »

Scientists and the Roswell Slides

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
Since we have been repeatedly given the “facts” of the mummy as established by Richard Doble and are told that no other scientists, anthropologists or archaeologists would go on the record, I thought it time to challenge this bit of misrepresentation. As I have noted, when we are told that no American anthropologists would go on the record, it might mean that none would go on the record based solely on examination of the slides. They wanted additional information and I don’t see that as an unreasonable request. In fact, it sounds just like the question a scientist would ask when pre... more »

Uplift Families- an online resource guide for families

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
*“The family is the cornerstone of our society. More than any other force it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child. And when the family collapses it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale the community itself is crippled.”* There have been many times as a parent that I have wished kids came with a manual. Times I have questions about bullying or other topics and I didn't know who to ask. Uplift Families is trying to become that manual. Putting together resources from all over the internet so you only have to ... more »

The Battle for UK's Labour Party

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Jeremy Corbyn was rank outsider in the Labour leadership contest but in the last few weeks Corybnmania has swept across the country and pushed him into poll position. The corporate elites inside Labour are attempting to rig the election against Jeremy Corbyn by “purging” genuine supporters on spurious grounds, one of the party’s former MPs has suggested. See more on this story *here* Just goes to show that the corporate water carriers don't really believe in democracy. When a guy like Corbyn tries to return his party to its roots and draws back disaffected voters the fat cats try... more »

More Than Meets the Eye in Korea

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
There are lots of people coming and going each day in Gangjeongvillage. The numbers change quickly. Not only are there people blocking the Navy base construction gate but there is always a Catholic mass being held just across the street in the make shift church. Yesterday a big bus pulled up soon after we arrived and two-thirds of the passengers stepped across the street to join the mass and the rest came to help block the gate. (The Catholic Church here is unlike any I've seen before. Many give Fr. Mun and Jeju Bishop Kang most of the credit for the daily presence of priests a... more »

Business 360-27, FDIs in South and East Asia

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
* This is my article in *Business 360 *magazine in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 2015. --------- *Foreign direct investments in South and East Asia* Foreign investments are among the key ingredients for developing countries to hasten their growth and development. Two prominent proof of this are small territories, small population, but big economies Hong Kong and Singapore. They started as very poor economies in the 1950s and 60s respectively and their openness to global trade and investments very early have allowed them to maximize the financial, technological and managerial resources t... more »

Bangkok Blast: Confronting the West's "Pundit Investigation"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*August 22, 2105* (Tony Cartalucci - ATN) - The investigation continues into a powerful bomb that tore through downtown Bangkok Monday, killing 20 and injuring over 100 more. The attack was timed as the current government reshuffled top positions, the new national charter prepared to move forward, and ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra faced the loss of his police rank. The investigation faces many technical challenges but as the government, police, and military attempt to carry it out, the Western media has attempted to "take over" and begin its own investigation, carried ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Why does the Sombrero Galaxy look like a hat? Reasons include the Sombrero's unusually large and extended central bulge of stars, and dark prominent dust lanes that appear in a disk that we see nearly edge-on. Billions of old stars cause the diffuse glow of the extended central bulge. *Click image for larger size.* Close inspection of the bulge in the above photograph shows many points of light that are actually globular clusters. M104's spectacular dust rings harbor many younger and brighter stars, and show intricate details astronomers don't yet fully understand. The very center o... more »

Chet Raymo, “Strange”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Strange”* by Chet Raymo “In a review in the “New York Times” Book Review, Daniel Handler writes: “And strange? Well, let's get this straight: All great books are strange. Every lasting work of literature since the very weird "Beowulf" has been strange, not only because it grapples with the strangeness around us, but also because the effect of originality is startling, making even the oldest books feel like brand new stories.” Strange: Out-of-the-ordinary, unusual, curious. "The strangeness around us," says Handler. There is a paradox here. What could be less strange than the wo... more »

The Only Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got." - Art Buchwald "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way." - Charles Dickens, "A Tale of Two Cities"

Watch Live: Donald Trump in Mobile, Alabama

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
due to start shortly. *Livestream is streaming right now. * *Washington Post - where are you?? * *There you are. Thanks... *

The Economy: “This Is A ‘Crash’"?

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“This Is A ‘Crash’"?* by Karl Denninger "There are plenty of people claiming that this week's action constitutes a market "crash." What? No, this is a modest and reasonably-contained decline. So far, anyway. That doesn't mean we can't get a crash, but -400 points on the DOW, from a 17,000 level, does not even constitute a 3% move. If you're crying over this then (1) you have no business being in the market since you're innumerate and (2) *you're in for a hell of a shock."* - http://market-ticker.org/ ◆ *"The Collapse Has Already Begun:* * 'Currencies Are Crashing Hard, Recessions A... more »

If Americans Knew

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Planned Parenthood Two Minute Trailer: New video shows StemExpress CEO joking about shipping ‘intact’ aborted babies...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*are we going to be ready for the full length video?* I'm still trying to recover from the last one. From Life Site News: (JillStanek) - This afternoon *Los Angeles District Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell* lifted a temporary restraining order that had been placed against *The Center for Medical Progress* after fetal tissue procurement company *StemExpress* filed a lawsuit to try to block the release of any video involving its executives. That said, according to *ABC News*, “StemExpress was expected to seek a stay from an appeals court.” Within hours after the TRO was lifted, CMP p... more »

British Columbia LNG Industry, The Last Gas(P)....A Straight Goods Special

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*Written by Grant G* A fool and their money soon part ways..... Seems to me that every time devastating news on the world LNG front rears its head out comes a British Columbia made LNG spin story, yesterday was no different, articles and newscasts came out blazing, ...The proponent,...Steelhead LNG Steelhead`s proposal, a floating LNG operation near Mill Bay on Vancouver Island and a $30 billion dollar LNG liquefaction plant in Port Alberni.. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Floating+plant+proposed+Saanich+Inlet/11305428/story.html This proposal will never happen, neve... more »

Mistrial Declared in Trial of White Officer Accused of Shooting Unarmed Black Man

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Police shootings protests Charlotte - 400] After four days of deliberations, a mistrial was declared Friday when the jury was unable to resolve an 8-4 deadlock leaning for acquittal in the case of Randall "Wes" Kerrick, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer accused of killing an unarmed man... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
For those who may not know .... I have been travelling for the past week and a half. I am doing a presentation tomorrow (nothing exciting .... just a presentation on my views of the world) and will be travelling back home this Sunday. Blogging will be light from now until Monday morning when I am back in the comfort of my home and in my man-cave/office. :)


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Memorial in Music: Songs of the Storm, Flood, & Recovery ~NOLA DEFENDER*

Jeremy Corbyn's Proposed Iraq War Apology

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
It is the moral thing to apologise for the calamity a previous Labour leader visited upon Iraq, but should Jeremy Corbyn win and formally make penance for this awful, unnecessary war; it's the politically sensible thing to do as well. Still, some party members might think this is water that flowed beneath the bridge long ago. It has been over *12 years* since Tony Blair made the ill-fated decision to invade Iraq. And as for the political salience of the matter, wasn't that settled in 2005 when Labour were returned with an outright majority? If that wasn't enough, one of Ed Miliband... more »

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