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Sunday, August 23, 2015

23 Aug - Blogs I'm Following

English: Talus cones on the north shore of Ifj...

Talus cones on the north shore of Ifjorden, Svalbard, Norway. Deutsch: Taluskegel an der Nordküste der zu Svalbard („Spitzbergen“) gehörenden Insel Ifjorden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Angle of reposeAngle of repose (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: This new image of the reflection nebu...English: This new image of the reflection nebula Messier 78 was captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile. This colour picture was created from many monochrome exposures taken through blue, yellow/green and red filters, supplemented by exposures through a filter that isolates light from glowing hydrogen gas. The total exposure times were 9, 9, 17.5 and 15.5 minutes per filter, respectively. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Baby Stars Brewing in the Witch Head NebulaBaby Stars Brewing in the Witch Head Nebula (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Witch Head reflection nebula (IC2118), abo...The Witch Head reflection nebula (IC2118), about 1000 light years from earth, is associated with the bright star Rigel in the constellation Orion. The nebula glows primarily by light reflected from Rigel, located just outside the top right corner of the image. Fine dust in the nebula reflects the light. The blue color is caused not only by Rigel's blue color but because the dust grains reflect blue light more efficiently than red. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"By starlight this eerie visage shines in the dark, a crooked profile evoking its popular name, the Witch Head Nebula. In fact, this entrancing telescopic portrait gives the impression the witch has fixed her gaze on Orion's bright supergiant star Rigel. Spanning over 50 light-years, the dusty cosmic cloud strongly reflects nearby Rigel's blue light, giving it the characteristic color of a reflection nebula. Cataloged as IC 2118, the Witch Head Nebula is about 1,000 light-years away." - http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap081031.html

Chet Raymo, "Angling for Happiness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Angling for Happiness" by Chet Raymo "There is a concept in physics called "angle of repose." Set an object, a book say, on a plank. Now slowly tip up one end of the plank until the moment when the book just starts to slide. The angle between the plank and the horizontal is the angle of repose, where the component of the gravitational force down the plank becomes greater than the maximum friction force holding the book at rest. Or, in more evocative terms - As I write I am laying on the couch with the laptop in my lap, in perfect repose. If you started tipping up the couch, at som... more »

"To See The World..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour." - William Blake

"True Courage..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"In true courage there is always an element of choice, of an ethical choice, and of anguish, and also of action and deed. There is always a flame of spirit in it, a vision of some necessity higher than oneself." - Brenda Ueland

"That's Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"That's Life" by Chuck Gallozzi "The following is an ancient Chinese parable that is told to this day because of the wisdom it contains. Once upon a time, a poor farmer was dismayed to learn his horse had died during the night. "That's terrible," his neighbors said, "how will you till this rocky soil without your horse?" "That's life," said the farmer to his friends. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the village, a certain rich man heard of the farmer's plight and took pity on him, giving one of his many horses to the poor man as a gift. "That's wonderful! How lucky you are!" exclaimed the f... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball" By Joe Bageant "As an Anglo European white guy from a very long line of white guys, I want to thank all the brown, black, yellow and red people for a marvelous three-century joy ride. During the past 300 years of the industrial age, as Europeans, and later as Americans, we have managed to consume infinitely more than we ever produced, thanks to colonialism, crooked deals with despotic potentates and good old gunboats and grapeshot. Yes, we have lived, and still live, extravagant lifestyles far above the rest of you. And so, my sincere thanks to all o... more »

"They're Gonna Need A Bigger Balance Sheet"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"They're Gonna Need A Bigger Balance Sheet" * by Charles Hugh Smith Driving home from work on Friday night I found it terribly amusing listening to the “business journalists” on the local news station trying to explain the 531 point plunge in the Dow and the 1,105 point plummet from the Tuesday high. The job of these faux journalist mouthpieces for the status quo is not to report the facts, analyze the true factors underlying the market, or seek the truth. Their job is to calm the masses, keep them sedated, and paint the rosiest picture possible. The brainless twit who reported th... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

The Democrats Shouldn't Run A Candidate In IL-13 This Cycle, Just Tacitly Support Progressive David Gill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Republicans are worried that if Trump runs as an independent, the GOP will lose the presidential election in 2016, regardless of who they-- or the Democrats-- run. Some think the GOP would probably even come in third. But the Republicans aren't the only party with this kind of problem. Do you remember David Gill? In 2012 he beat the DCCC's hand-picked right-of-center candidate, Matt Goetten, in a Democratic primary in Illinois's 13th Congressional District. He's running for the seat again-- as an independent, which is sure to guarantee Republican incumbent Rodney Davis another t... more »

Coalition Party in Gangjeong Village

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
*The Sky team greeted after arriving at the Jeju airport**Opening ceremony in village center before dinner and dancing* *One of the many songs and dancing during the wonderful party* Yesterday more than 100 people from mainland Korea arrived on Jeju Island. They are part of the Sky team which is a coalition of movements throughout South Korea - striking auto workers, Sewol ferry tragedy families, campaigns to oppose massive nuclear power plant powerline towers in several villages, campaign to protect neighborhoods in Seoul from redevelopment demolition, and the Gangjeong Navy base ... more »

My Good-Bye Talk in Gangjeong

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
This is the promo bit sent around about my talk Tuesday night at the Gangjeong peace center. Title of the talk is 'Why Jeju?' What can I say besides 'Why Not Jeju?' I've once again been touched by the love, joy, sense of community, determination, fierce stick-to-it-ivness, and creativity of the people here. I consider them all family. I'll always do what I can to help build solidarity for the struggle for peace and justice in Gangjeong village - and throughout Korea.

Let’s just ban online purchases outright, shall we?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Ah, now that their “discussion document” is out, I see that the Key Government will not actually be charging NZers GST if they purchase online from offshore suppliers. They will not actually be charging NZers GST if they purchase online from offshore suppliers, because the Key Government proposes that offshore suppliers with markets in the hundreds of millions *will be required to register and return GST to the NZ IRD.* And they will need to do that just in order to make some sales to, at most, a few hundred eager NZers. And who would bother? Which means that goods you do still p... more »

I, Pet Goat

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

10 best moments from the weekend

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
You don’t have to know much about the world’s most libertarian sport to enjoy the ten best marks, goals and tackles from the weekend. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

What's The Matter With Kansas Democrats?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
They couldn't even beat this garbage Chances are you never heard of Larry Meeker, a conservative politician and former banker, unless you're from Kansas. People in Kansas know him because he's the chairman of the state's moribund Democratic Party. Or he was. Friday he was forced to resign, and tomorrow is his last day on the job. Meeker, exactly like the careerist shills Inside the Beltway-- the folks around the DNC, DCCC and DSCC-- didn't give a hoot about the values and principles that attract progressives to the Democratic Party. Electing Democrats-- even if one has to stretch the... more »

Media Brainwashing

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Auckland: who else wants to have a go?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
For hundreds of years tribes fought and re-fought over Auckland. Everything about Auckland that makes it so valuable today made it a fearful place to be back then when tribalism ruled and enslavement was the reward for a losing battle–and every tribal leader worth his puha had had a go at claiming it. Just one reason then that the land worth so much now was largely empty when European settlers first arrived: “they saw only a wilderness of scrub, for all the isthmus had been gardens and was in various stages of regeneration."* The gardens, pas and fishing spots had been abandoned... more »

Quote of the Day: “The Earth’s resources are limited, but … ”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*“The Earth’s resources are limited, but those limits are the limits of the Earth not of our abilities. And there are no known limits to our abilities — we humans are not merely gatherers of a fixed supply of resources; we are discoverers and creators of a potentially unlimited supply of resources. That was the economist Julian Simon’s still-under-appreciated point about the ultimate resource: intelligence.”* ~ Stephen Hicks, ‘Hooray, the Earth is Not Running out of Resources’ Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at... more »

Ramble redux: top ten

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
These were the top-ten most clicked links from last Friday’s Ramble, in order … 1. Timaru man warned for 'picking up mates from pub' 2. Oil still has the power to humble leaders who fail to hedge their bets 3. The 2015 Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World 4. Capitalists Have a Better Plan 5. PERIGO: In the Revolution's Twilight 6. Independent Panel Slams Christchurch Council Planners 7. The Great China Ponzi—-An Economic And Financial Trainwreck That Will Rattle The World 8. Russians experience first ‘horrible’ sustained decline in living ... more »

Lost and found in traslation

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Language is everthing its not a simple translation its like picking a child you want to talk to first 我想给她们 How it understand it its like a random burst of human thought about eliminatin that China chose to adopt


Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? * *Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars! Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in armies! Old men weeping in the parks! * *Moloch! Moloch! Nightmare of Moloch! Moloch the loveless! Mental Moloch! Moloch the heavy judger of men! * *Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows! Moloch whose buildings are judgment! Moloch the vast stone of war! Moloch the stunned governments! * *Mo... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*Saints Look Sharp as First Teams Handle Patriots ~Jason Calbos, Pro Football Spot*


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*The National Guard and Katrina exhibit opens*

“How dirty laws trash the environment”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Dirty dairying, effluent disposal, chemical pollution. All these environmental harms are supposed to policed by the Resource Management Act (RMA). But the RMA doesn’t *stop* pollution: it *licenses* it. So too does the American EPA. (Only it doesn’t just license pollution—it pollutes waterways itself!) But long before we had the RMA and Americans had the EPS, pollution was controlled by the *common law*, and had done successfully for several hundred years.. Here’s a quick video explanation. It’s American-based, so it talks EPA. And it’s short—so even Americans can understand it. ... more »

Human Sex in frefall

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
No we are not in outer space just part of the science fiction future we live in today Sex has always had a penalty that we all pay for in education and toys or to a doctor and today this may disappear sex free for everyone and no chance of Fuchsias Fukushima that's an allure that will create new worlds but do not be afraid our Euro friends have navigated these forests for hundreds of years but with a lot more passion comes the risk of exponential heartbreak and I do not want to set the alarm but our German cousins do not have a Kempler pfk in the bedroom normally Not taking into con... more »

Fukushima Emissions?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
I have been out of town the last few days and just returned. I didn't have access to the webcams so I've not monitored recent conditions. I just logged in and saw something odd on the TEPCO 4 cam. Compare the TEPCO 4 cam screenshots below, focusing on what looks like a column of steam or smoke emerging from the below the cam view in the vicinity of reactor 3 in the first screenshot. 5:47 The column was mostly gone a few minutes later but you can still see a darker smudged area where the column appeared to have emerged from: 5:55 A trick of the light or emissions? Here is a p... more »

Sex in freefall

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
No we are not in outer space just part of the science fiction future we live in today Sex has always had a penalty that we all pay for in education and toys or to a doctor and today this may disappear sex free for everyone and no chance of Fuchsias Fukushima that's an allure that will create new worlds but do not be afraid our Euro friends have navigated these forests for hundreds of years but with a lot more passion comes the risk of exponential heartbreak and I do not want to set the alarm but our German cousins do not have a Kempler pfk in the bedroom normally Not taking into cons... more »

The Other Miliband

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
Speaker: David Miliband MP Chair: Tony Wright This event was recorded on 8 March 2011 in Old Theatre, Old Building For the first time since First World War, governments in Britain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Italy come from the centre-right. Is this just an accidental quirk of fate or is it more serious? David Miliband has worked at the top of UK government and politics for over 15 years. He was the youngest Foreign Secretary in thirty years from 2007 to 2010. As Secretary of State for the Environment he pioneered the world's first legally binding emissions reductio... more »

Vladimir and Francis

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
"Two Romes have fallen. The third stands. And there will be no fourth. No one shall replace your Christian Tsardom!"" Philotheus of Pskov *LETTER OF POPE FRANCISTO H. E. MR. VLADIMIR PUTIN,PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, * *ON THE OCCASION OF THE G20 ST. PETERSBURG SUMMIT* *To His ExcellencyMr Vladimir PutinPresident of the Russian Federation* In the course of this year, you have the honour and the responsibility of presiding over the Group of the twenty largest economies in the world. I am aware that the Russian Federation has participated in this group from the... more »

Dangers of fracking

LeDaro at LeDaro - 8 hours ago
*Contamination of groundwater* *Methane pollution and its impact on climate change* *Air pollution impacts* *Exposure to toxic chemicals* *Blowouts due to gas explosion* *Waste disposal* *Large volume water use in water-deficient regions* *Fracking-induced earthquakes* *Workplace safety* *Infrastructure degradation* Read more here.

The Police, the CIA and the Mafia

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*Henry Padovani* "U.S. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs has the following information on this incident: 1. Owners of the aircraft: René Enjabal and Lucien Don Carlini. 2. Vientiane opium dealers: Roger Lasen, Maurice Lecore, Ao Thien Hing (Chinese resident of Laos), and Thao Shu Luang Prasot (Chinese resident of Laos). 3. Waiting for the opium on the ground in Ban Me Thuot were: Charles Merelle (French), *Padovani **(French Corsican) *and Phan Dao Thuan (Vietnamese). " *Alfred McCoy,* *The Politics of Heroin in South East Asia.* *Sting (of Newcastle), * *Henry Padova... more »

HC Unit - is light one dimensional - medium of light is the illusion

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 9 hours ago
if you type into any search engine, "How is light (or electromagnetic radiation) made?" you get links to educational sites or science-wikis that say something along the lines of ... *Visible light is created by electrons within atoms in an excited state returning to the ground state (a lower energy configuration)... When the electron gains energy it moves to a higher energy level, then drops back to the ground state releasing its excess energy as light...* [source HARTFORD] ...all very fine and concise when one thinks of knots of electron-ness orbiting an atomic nucleus... but the ... more »

"Have airlines cut service to the point that no one wants to fly anymore? Some travelers say yes" (Christopher Elliott, WaPo)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*by Ken* The Q-and-A in the post title above, which comes from a recent piece in the *Washington Post* by Christopher Elliott ("consumer advocate, journalist and co-founder of the advocacy group Travelers United"), probably won't be of interest to readers unless: (a) they have flown before, or (b) they may ever be forced to fly again. In the piece, "Gripes about air travel have some people swearing off certain carriers," Christopher asks: "What’s your breaking point? When do you say 'That's it — I'm never flying again!' "? This is, he adds, "no academic question for America’s ai... more »

Everlasting War

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 10 hours ago
"The violence of raving thirst has no parallel in the catalogue of human calamities." ~ Owen Chase, First Mate and survivor of the Essex shipwreck After their ship was stove by a massive sperm whale on November 20, 1820, the twenty sailors who were left with three small whaleboats were afraid to steer towards the Marquesas. Rumors of ritualized homosexuality, warfare and cannibalism inspired them to attempt to reach South America instead, a much longer voyage that led to the deaths of all but eight and, ironically, murder and cannibalism among themselves. Still, contemporary report... more »

Meaning of life!

LeDaro at LeDaro - 10 hours ago
Please fill in the blank. 

August 23:There are none so blind....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
....as those who will not see. For over 80 years, war has meant the mass slaughter of civilians. It's the result of using weapons that cannot be precise killers - bombs, drones, napalm, agent orange.... And it's also the result of the decision that killing civilians has proven an effective method of winning a war. To that we are now adding robot war. Drones whose pilots are thousands of miles away are great killers. Targets (based on information that may or may not be reliable or on reports of other drones) are now widely used by the U.S. against 'suspected' terrorists. They kill ... more »

ANALYSIS: How the New Left Took Over the Democratic Party

Jay Richards at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Saul Alinsky] Frustration with division and gridlock in Washington lead many Americans to impugn both political parties for the current broken and ineffective state of government. There is plenty of blame to go around, but below the surface there has been a...more »

Wisdom on the right

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
If Ford, Chrysler and GM adverstised their product like the masters of modern politics, we would all be riding bicycles because the thought of a car would be too horrible.


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
By American Kabuki In this flood of data that has been coming out from the Sphere Alliance, are perceptions of the galactics that don't reflect *what really IS. ONE. I AM. * *They are as much a part of the experiment in separation as Earth was.* In my desire to perhaps summarize this mountain of data and recent events *I have inadvertently presented it as REPORTING OF MY BELIEFs... RATHER THAN THE GALACTIC BELIEFS*, and perhaps it became my beliefs while receiving all this new data. Some of this data can be heady and addictive stuff, knowing what roles, and why it is you hav... more »

The Law of One is NOT ONENESS

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
On Aug 23, 2015, at 3:56 PM, *A reader *wrote: *Bill,.........How did you come to the knowledge of RA's deception? Why do 5D beings practice deception? [I would say some not all -AK]* Its quite obvious really…. The Law of One makes various implications that once one rises to 5D one can perceive a liar energetically. This is partly true… but what is not stated is was the widespread compartmentalization of data among realms, domains, and densities. In the absence of transparent data.. reliance is made on PRESUMPTION of the facts. No lying is required only sequestering or compart... more »

Stephen Harper dancing

LeDaro at LeDaro - 11 hours ago
I don't know what is he celebrating.

Transpicuous News & The Roundtable Discussion

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 11 hours ago
The Transpicuous News Weekly Report is TONIGHT and I have a LOT to talk about- even more than usual, lol. Tonight we will be dissecting the France/Belgium "US-military-saves-the-day" False Flag from Friday- and oh I had so much fun with this one!!! We'll take a brief skip through the news that is and isn't being reported on and by whom, and then we're going to take a very VERY close look at What they are Distracting us from. The Scheduled time for TN tonight is 9pm London- 4pm EDT, BUT.... I am hoping to move the time back an hour to 10pm London- 5pm edt, as we are suppose to h... more »

Dismal Post Modern Journalism

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
The Yellow press not fathered by Hearst but he laid the foundation and empire efforts have continued mathematically visually porn control pneumatically GMO abstracts and damaged breastmilk threads formulating eventually with sinusoidally culminating with Faux News media concentration no longer creating events just for speculation but mining for determination caving in the mind tunneling into silos collapsing building seven synapses slick Wiley Kabuki Theater presented flat and round is for most the only source of governing information coming down Ideologically not logic nanothermite in t... more »

According to the the Bureau of Labor Statistics: "Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent. Job gains occurred in retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities." If this were really true, why is it that Americans not only cannot afford to buy houses but even afordable rentals are becoming hard to find. Your government lies about everything. If you don't believe this you may soon find your to-big-to-fail bank "bailing in" your life's savings. Wake up America!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ 'Housing Bubble 2' has bloomed into full magnificence Wolf Richter, Wolf Street Jul. 30, 2015, 6:02 PM Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/housing-bubble-2-has-bloomed-into-full-magnificence-2015-7#ixzz3jVO6kUiN The current housing boom has Dallas solidly in its grip. As in many cities around the US, prices are soaring, buyers are going nuts, sellers run the show, realtors are laughing all the way to the bank, and the media are having a field day. Nationwide, the median price of existing homes, at $236,400, as the National Association of Real... more »

Canadian Federal election

LeDaro at LeDaro - 11 hours ago
Any predictions, folks.

Intel, Military Officials Fire Back At Hillary Clinton’s Over-Classification Tweet

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Servergate: Hillary's Emails are the Gift that Keeps Giving] Former intelligence and military officials were swift to reply Friday to Hillary Clinton's contention that government over-classification of materials are "the real problem," not her use of an unsecured private email server to conduct official business during her four years... more »

ANALYSIS: Economics Is Dead, And It Is Being Killed Again

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Math skull professor_compressed] Economics is dead, and economists killed it. What we have seen over the course of the last eighty years is a systematic dismantling of the contribution of economics to our understanding of the social world. Whatever the cause, modern economics... more »

Dismal Post Journalism Media

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
The Yellow press was not invented by Hearst but he laid the foundation and empire efforts have continued mathematically culminating recently with Faux News media concentration no longer creating events just for speculation but mining for determination caving in the mind to the point where slick Kabuki Theater presented flat and round is for most the only source of governing information coming down While the world was coming to grips with these personality decisions involving no less than GWB and Tony Blair north of the border the same projects were bleeding sores testaments to the power ... more »

Relatives Proud of 3 Americans Who Subdued Gunman on Train

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Spencer Stone Train Attack France US Airman__1440330847_70.119.142.63] SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Relatives of the three Americans who tackled and disarmed a gunman on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris say they are proud of the men and relieved they weren’t killed during those chaotic moments.... more »

Making Sense of North Korea

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea made one of its occasional forays into the international headlines this last week. There were reports of shelling and small arms fire across the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas as tensions rose over a couple of disputed incidents. The South claims two of its soldiers were injured by a mine, allegedly planted surreptitiously by the North, while the North are loudly objecting to the resumption of propaganda broadcasts by the South. When you run a regime as brutal *and brittle* as the DPRK's Stalinist monarchy, news from outside it... more »

This Parable Can Change Your Perspective About Life and Misfortune

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Video -* It is easy to categorize what happens in life as good or bad, but it is really impossible to determine the consequences of a misfortune or good fortune. The post This Parable Can Change Your Perspective About Life and Misfortune appeared first on Waking Times.

"Pro-Life" Is A White Conservative Republican Movement That Should Be Renamed "PRO-BIRTH-ANTI-LIFE"

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 12 hours ago
"Pro-life" is a white conservative Republican religious movement full of hypocrites. These things would lower the amount of abortions but these hypocrites are against all of these things: higher wages (73% of women who have abortions say it's because they can't afford a child), full health care from birth, and birth control. "Pro-life"ers should be called "Pro-birthers" because all they care about is the BIRTH, not about the LIFE afterwards. 2/3 of abortions are minorites, yet all the pro-lifer's are white with white babies on their signs. Where are the black babies on the signs? ... more »

Stephen Harper faces media on campaign trail

LeDaro at LeDaro - 12 hours ago
Harper is doing okay. >

Hydrostatic Vs. "Gravito-Thermal": Real Physics Vs. Latter-Day Incompetence in Science

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 12 hours ago
The Hockeyschtick site has another post hyping a "gravito-thermal" greenhouse effect. My response: *This is just a rehashing of Nikolov and Zeller's "Unified Climate Theory" (N&Z), only claiming the use of "dimensional analysis methodology", presumably meaning their mysterious "Eq(10)"--mysterious because it is not deemed important enough to actually reveal it here--has physical units consistent on both sides of the equation, that refer to the physical parameters involved in the problem (and not to an arbitrary amalgamation of variables--an ad hoc fitting function--without physical ... more »

Trump Happens

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Sinclair Lewis warned us about this character 80 years ago. The resemblance between the quasi-fictional 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 to win the presidency during hard economic times. See if you can guess which of the two candidates spun out the following word salads: (answers are below) "I want to stand up on my hind legs and not just admit but frankly holler right out we've got to change our country... more »

What? Another NYT guest columnist scrutinized Privatization of schools?

David Greene at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
What? Another NYT guest columnist scrutinized Privatization of schools? "For outsiders, the biggest lesson of New Orleans is this: It is wiser to invest in improving existing education systems than to start from scratch. Privatization may improve outcomes for some students, but it has hurt the most disadvantaged pupils." "But the New Orleans miracle is not all it seems. Louisiana state standards are among the lowest in the nation. The new research also says little about high school performance. And the average composite ACT score for the Recovery School District was just 16.4 in 201... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago

If Trump's Mission Is To Destroy The Republican Party, He's Certainly Succeeding Brilliantly

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
*Note: this morning, a brand new Reuters-Ipsos poll of Republican voters showed only 3 top tier candidates left:• Trump- 32%• Jeb!- 16%• Carson- 8%* Yesterday we saw how Trump has forced the GOP dangerously rightward on the anti-Hispanic racism that the party was determined-- after their 2014 autopsy-- to avoid. Trump may be able to fill half a football stadium in Mobile, Alabama, in the KKK heartland, but dozens of GOP congressional careers are now in jeopardy-- not to mention the eventual Republican presidential nominee-- because of Trump's cheap shots against millions of ... more »

August 23rd 1915

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
Don't know what else to talk about so I'll mention that 100 years ago not much was happening on the Western Front. There was heavy fighting on the Eastern Front though. On this day, Russian soldiers were stubbornly defending a place called Klezczeli, but it would be part of an overall German advance. We don't really know that much about the Eastern Front in World War I do we? Apparently the Austrians got pulverized early on but we all know that the Russian army and then the Czarist state would eventually crumble under the German hammer blows. From an economic-history point of view I... more »

It's panda-monium! National Zoo says Mei Xiang has twins

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's double trouble for the National Zoo after its adult female panda gave birth to twins. http://news.yahoo.com/national-zoo-panda-mei-xiang-appears-labor-185519893.html

GAIA PORTAL: Star Portals now shine with Higher Essence for all

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*Star Portals now shine with Higher Essence for all* by ÉirePort Sporadics of exclusion no longer carry weight. Recognition from Higher Essence remarks on all of Hue-manity, and refreshes hu-manity. "Prophets" are viewed as the zero point. Inner Inclusions reap the rewards of Light. Star Portals now shine with Higher Essence for all. ÉirePort | August 23, 2015 at 09:39 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-vn

Scott Walker’s Campaign Lets Stand ‘Handful of Reasonable’ Muslims Remark

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 55d8f82ad9f22.image__1440332877_70.119.142.63] For a second day, Gov. Scott Walker's campaign let stand remarks by the Republican presidential hopeful that suggest he believes the vast majority of Muslims are extremists. While the governor's campaign sought to clarify the remarks he made in Derry,... more »

Human Beings Do Not Become “Vegetables”

David Mills at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Holding hands w patient] And now, to my shock, a hospice nurse, who had never met my wife and who had met me just minutes before, was telling me that she was sure my wife would never want to be a vegetable. Had I... more »

Gunman Tackled on Train by 3 Americans Was on Authorities’ Radar in 3 Countries

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Minister Bernard Cazanueve France train attack__1440331873_70.119.142.63] PARIS (AP) -- The man who boarded a high-speed Amsterdam-to-Paris train with a Kalashnikov rifle before being tackled by passengers was on the radar of authorities in three countries, had ties to radical Islam and had traveled to Syria, authorities... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*British 'education' is a con* By Peter Hitchens The giant fraud that is Britain’s education system strides ever onwards, messing up many more lives than it improves. But so many of us –parents, children and teachers – are so deeply implicated in it that we dare not admit the length, breadth and height of the folly. Like ‘National Offer Day’ each March, when our viciously selective state secondary schools deny so many children a good education (usually because their parents are poor), the second half of August is a time of bad news for many. Not everyone is jumping about and s... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday again... And again as usual I have my rant to piss off as many people as possible... First and foremost, I have had the usual Hasbara/JIDF agents come in here again and again with their usually ridiculous or ludicrous "comments" that in most cases do not make any sense.... To me that is typical of the type of morons and idiots that we are facing in this fight against evil.....The most recent ramblings of stupidity coming from these morons has centred around the recent Alex Jones versus David Duke "debate" and, as they are now claiming, I am su... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*The American Meteorological Society Published Egregious Half-Truths* *A stunning example of how Warmism corrupts science* By Jim Steele Background: In 2000, the Bulletin of the Meteorological Society published “Impacts of Extreme Weather and Climate on Terrestrial Biota" by Camille Parmesan, Terry Root, and Michael Willig. The paper introduced to the peer-reviewed literature analyses by Parmesan that extreme weather events had caused an extinction event in California’s Sierra Nevada and advocated the extreme weather was the mechanism by which global warming was driving animals n...more »

Kongo and Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*The battlecruiser Kongo in her WWI configuration, as she would have appeared in 1923. Some of my South African readers might recognize the port.* I've been a battleship nut since I was a kid, and as an adult, a Pacific War buff. *Yamato* may have been the mightiest of Japan's battleships, but to my mind there's no question that the greatest of them was the battleship *Kongo *(金剛). *Kongo* participated in perhaps the most effective Japanese battleship action of the war, the night bombardment of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal on Oct 13, 1942. *Kongo* also sank the legendary *Samuel ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( August 23 , 2015 ) Sunday Market Update ( Middle East Markets Open Sharply Downward , Tensions Between Koreas Still A Focal Point , China Allows Pension Funds To Invest 30 % Of Assets In Stocks - Potential Impact Could be More Than A Trillion Yuan/ RMB , Commodities In Focus ) ....... Broader Europe In Focus ( Spain Data , Germany In Midst of Anti Refugee Backlash Protests , United State Of Europe Project On Hold ) ....... Greece Updates - Birthplace Of Drama ( Domestic Politics In focus AS New Democracy Uses Mandate To Try To Form Government - Tsipras Refuses To Meet With New Democracy Party Leader , Refugee Situation Continues To Be Magnified In Greece , Even as Domestic Politics and Refugee Situation Roils Greece , International Politics and Outside Agitators Never Far From The Scene. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Evening Updates as trading set to begin in Asia ..... Watch Your Arse Monday From Asia.... *George Chen* ‏@george_chen 4m 4 minutes ago Beijing 2015 = Wall St 2008? And even worse ? Next: stock crisis -> weaker RMB -> property burst - social unrest ? [image: Embedded image permalink] *EMerging Equity* ‏@EM_Equity 31s 31 seconds ago TAIWAN STOCKS EXTEND LOSSES TO 4 PCT *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 37s37 seconds ago TAIWAN 10-YEAR BOND YIELD SINKS TO RECORD LOW 1.09%. do margin call clerks accepts sarcastic tweets as payment? *George Chen* ‏@george_chen 45s 45 se... more »

Iran Deal Gets Boost as Jewish Democratic Lawmaker Announces Backing

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: nuclear Iran __1438780349_70.119.142.63] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran gained momentum in Congress on Friday as a key Jewish Democrat from New York bucked home-state opposition to back the deal. Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s endorsement followed a personal appeal from... more »

Mama Bear, 5 Cubs Beat the Heat in New Jersey Family’s Pool

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Bears pool] ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A mama bear and her five cubs decided to beat the heat in a New Jersey backyard pool. Tim Basso posted a video online showing the bears climbing into his family’s above-ground pool, tumbling out... more »

Raging Washington Wildfires Grow by 100 Square Miles

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Washington wildfire__1440330246_70.119.142.63] TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- Reduced winds on Saturday helped firefighters gain the upper hand against a series of giant wildfires in north-central Washington that earlier left three firefighters dead. The Okanogan Complex of wildfires was measured at 355 square miles... more »

BOOK: The Radical Assault on Marriage and Family, from Karl Marx to Justice Kennedy

David Mills at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Kengor book] Dr. Kengor: Lenin and the Bolsheviks immediately went after God/religion, private property, and marriage and family. They radically liberalized all divorce and abortion laws. You weren't free in Bolshevik Russia to have freedom of religion, press, assembly, speech, or property,... more »

Walker Not Taking a Position on Birthright Citizenship, Anchor Babies

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: ScottWalker - 900] MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said in a television interview Friday he is not taking a position on whether children born to immigrants here illegally should automatically be citizens. And he said in a separate campaign... more »

Listen To Self - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
Listen To Self *Look not for signs, but rather be the sign to those who wish to know a way back to themSelves.* *There is no destination in your world or other worlds. This is just another of the many distractions put in place in your world to keep you from the most sacred and holy of places which is already within you. All the qualities that you dream of, all the characteristics or traits that humankind hold dear are already waiting within each Man just patiently waiting to be discovered or perhaps better said, rediscovered again.* *Look to your Self for advise, look to your... more »

Ex-Israeli Defense Chief: Israeli Political Leaders Have Pushed To Attack Iran 3 Times In The Past Few Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak and his wife Nili Priel arrive for the TIME 100 Gala in New York April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid *Reuters*: *Netanyahu pressed for Iran attacks, but was denied: ex-defense chief* JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's political leaders pushed to attack Iran at least three times in the past few years but had to back down on the advice of the military and due to concerns about its ally the United States, former defense minister Ehud Barak said. In interviews to his biographers aired late on Friday by Israel's Channel Two, Barak said he and... more »

While The Americans Were Subduing The Train Attacker The Train Crew Ran To A Security Guard Room And Locked Everyone Out

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *US student tells of his attack on French train gunman* ‘I just looked over at Spence and said, let’s go,’ Alek Skarlatos told reporters after massacre was averted My son, said a visibly shaken American father, left his Sacramento home to travel abroad for the first time, as a “young man on an excursion to broaden his world view and have fun with his buddies”. Now, said Tony Sadler, he’ll be coming back “as France’s national hero”. As two presidents, Barack Obama and François Hollande, yesterday poured praise on four men whose actions averted a bloodbath on the 3.1... more »

Cruz Outshines Bush at Americans for Prosperity Summit

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 1tedcruzspeech] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, if the number and volume of ovations during the speeches of five presidential candidates who addressed... more »

Panda-monium! National Zoo Says Mei Xiang Has Twins

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Mei Xiang Panda twin pandas national Zoo__1440329574_70.119.142.63] WASHINGTON (AP) -- It’s double trouble for the National Zoo after its adult female panda gave birth to twins. The cubs arrived about five hours apart Saturday. Panda mom Mei Xiang gave birth to the first cub at 5:35 p.m.... more »

Harpoon for Youth

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 17 hours ago
We all know that getting our younger voters out is even more important this time than ever before and that it is hard to get many of them engaged in the cluster fk we laughingly call democracy. Who can blame them, even those of us who are 'engaged' are getting more and more disgusted with the shenanigans our 'government' thinks is acceptable, with more and more revelations coming daily. There is however a somewhat tongue in cheek site that provides information necessary to make an informed decision that may make it easier for 'the younger crowd' to absorb some of the necessary facts... more »

First Air Strike with GBU-12 Against ISIL in Iraq for French Navy ATL2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: French Navy ATL2 MPA]The Marine Nationale (French Navy) announced that one of its Atlantique 2 (ATL 2) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) taking part in Operation Chammal (name of the French military operationin Iraq against ISIL) hit a target with a GBU-12 laser guided bomb. The strike mission which took place on August 19 2015 was a first for a French Navy MPA during Operation Chammal. According to the French Navy, the ATL2 MPA joined two French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) Mirage 2000 around 22h00. Read more

Design of Future TKMS Built Saar 6 MEKO A100 Corvettes for Israeli Navy Unveiled

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 17 hours ago
[image: Saar 6 class FS]Israeli web portal Walla! recently published an interview with the head of the Israeli Navy's equipment division, Moshe Zana, who provided some details on the SAAR 6 vessel project ordered from Germany. Speaking during the Israel Air Force ceremony on December 25th 2014, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel ordered four new patrol vessels from Germany: "Today, I am pleased to announce that three days ago, we added an important component to our defensive force. We purchased four new Saar vessels from Germany". The Israeli Ministry... more »

Huckabee’s Lincoln Moment

Josh Craddock at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Huckabee - 900] In the wake of the "Planned Parenthood sells baby body parts" scandal, several Republican presidential candidates have taken strong pro-life stances against abortion and outlined their plans to defund or restrict abortion providers. But the most assertive proposal has come from... more »

Colossal Stupidity

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://zorro-zorro-unmasked.blogspot.ca/ The CBC has obtained a review of Canada's retirement system which was done for the Privy Council Office. The document has been heavily redacted. But its conclusions are clear: "In 2010, Canada spent 5.0 per cent of GDP on public pensions (OAS/GIS and C/QPP), which is low compared with the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) of average of 9.4 per cent," it noted. "The OECD projects that public expenditure on pensions in Canada will only increase to 6.3 per cent of GDP by 2050 – ... more »

Operation Cage

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
*What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? * *Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars! Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in armies! Old men weeping in the parks! * *Moloch! Moloch! Nightmare of Moloch! Moloch the loveless! Mental Moloch! Moloch the heavy judger of men! * *Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows! Moloch whose buildings are judgment! Moloch the vast stone of war! Moloch the stunned governments! * *Moloch ... more »

Who Will Confront the Islamic Rape State?

Juliana Taimoorazy at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: 1ISISvideoscreencap] I am saddened but not surprised that not many media cover what the Islamic State is doing to the women of Iraq. Few of us want to think about organized, mass rape sanctioned by a government. Even uglier is the... more »

We Need Caroline Glick’s Passion in Opposing the Iran Deal and Planned Parenthood

Ken Blackwell & Bob Morrison at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Appeals Court OKs Tossing Strict North Dakota Abortion Law] Caroline Glick is a columnist for the Jerusalem Post. Raised in the U.S., she made Aliyah several years ago and now lives and writes in Israel. Glick spoke to a huge "Stop IRAN" rally in New York City in late July.... more »

Oh, Come On! Can't the Wealthy Buy Up Everything? After All, They Got Away with Crashing the U.S. Market for Free  (It's OUR Money)  Trump Was Right?  (More U.S. Nukes Launched)  Greece PM Resigns To Spend More Time . . . Aiding the Country)

Recognize your Grandma? Above: the ancestors of today’s anti-immigrant Republicans. As this nation is going through one of its occasional freakouts about immigrants, it’s worth looking at how the nation has dealt with immigrants in the past. Specifically, how did the nation start dealing with American born children of people it wanted to deport? Hidetaka Hirota: Michael Hudson always

Russia successfully test-fires RS-12M Topol ICBM

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Topol-M ICBM]An intercontinental ballistic missile has been test-fired from the Kapustin Yar range in Russia. "A crew of the Strategic Missile Forces test-fired an RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Kapustin Yar state central multi-service range in the Astrakhan region at 6:13 p.m. Moscow time on August 22, 2015," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman for the Strategic Missile Forces Col. Igor Yegorov told Interfax. "The launch aimed to test a prospective warhead of intercontinental ballistic missiles," he said. Read more

Patriot removals from Turkey underscore differences over Syria among allies

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Patriot PAC-2]At a time when the US has convinced Turkey to actively participate in the US-led coalition against the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and receive expanded access to Incirlik air base after several months of negotiations, Washington's decision to withdraw Patriot missile batteries from Turkey has caught Turkish officials off guard. The New York Times reported last week that Turkish authorities were “livid” when they heard about the US's decision to withdraw two Patriot missile batteries from Turkey's Gaziantep province. The Patriots were... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: 5 Horrific Statements From the Right-Wing This Week: The Trump Joke Is Officially Over”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
“*5 Horrific Statements From the Right-Wing This Week: * *The Trump Joke Is Officially Over”* by Janet Allon “It just gets worse and worse. You might have thought enslavement and mass murdering people would be off the table as policy prescriptions for dealing with immigration, but then you haven’t being paying attention to the GOP primary race lately. Donald Trump’s idea to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico once seemed like the worst idea imaginable. Now, it falls almost quaintly in the middle of the pack of horrific GOP ideas. Right-wing radio host Jan Mickelson, close pal t... more »

Airbus Helicopters To Upgrade Tiger Attack Helicopter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter]Airbus Helicopters is working to develop a new version of its tiger helicopter known as the Mk3. The work is being conducted under an 'architecture study' commissioned by the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) on 31 July. According to an announcement by OCCAR, the study aims "to define the so-called 'Tiger Mk3' - the future configurations materialising the mid-life upgrade (MLU)" to the helicopter. Read more

Shoreham air crash: Police fear death toll 'may rise'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
More bodies may be found after a vintage jet crashed, killing seven people, while performing at an air show in West Sussex, police have said. Air crash investigators and emergency services will continue to search the crash scene on Sunday. The Hawker Hunter failed to complete a loop-the-loop at the Shoreham Air Show and descended into the A27 on Saturday. Read more

China to debut new armaments in military parade

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: J-31A Gyrfalcon]About 84 percent of armaments to be displayed in China's Sept. 3 military parade have never been viewed by the public, a senior military officer said Friday.[Special coverage] The Army, Navy, Air Force, Second Artillery Force and Armed Police will debut new weapons and equipment, said Qu Rui, deputy director of the Office of the Parade Leading Team and deputy chief of the Operations Department of the General Staff Headquarters. All of the armaments are domestically produced, added Qu. Read more

Newport News Shipbuilding Celebrates the Keel-Laying of Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Leon Walston Shows Welded Initials]Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, today celebrated the keel laying of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the ship's namesake, the 35th President of the United States, is the ship's sponsor. She declared the keel "truly and fairly laid" via video to signify the ceremonial start of construction. "The aircraft carrier came of age in a time of conflict," Caroline said. "It was untested, and the capabilities it brought... more »

Russia's SSN-30A: New Missile Capable Of Targeting Majority Of Europe

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: 3M-54E1 Klub missile]Russia is inching closer to the deployment of a new missile that can target all of Europe with nuclear or conventional warheads, according to defense officials. The new missile, the SSN-30A, with Russian President Vladimir Putin behind the wheel, has allowed Moscow to reemerge as an existential security threat, Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned Thursday. Russia "is a very, very significant threat," Carter told reporters at the Pentagon. "And I think a point that they've made, but I would certainly make: Russia poses an existential threat to the United ... more »

Morocco to buy Russian Amur-1650 super quiet Submarine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Project 677E - Amur 1650 (Lada) class SSK]Morocco and Russia are close to reaching a deal on the delivery of a Russian-made Amur-1650 (project 677E) submarine which would be the kingdom’s first submarine, World Tribune reported. The contract is expected to be signed during King Mohammed VI’s trip to Moscow later this year. The two countries have been in talks on the issue in several stages since 2013, according to the media outlet. The sum of the deal may be €300 million ($342 million), Afrik.com reported. Read more

50 N. Korean submarines away from base

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Golf II class SSK]More than 50 North Korean submarines are apparently away from their bases for operations, a sign that the North is gearing up for combat while participating in high-level talks aimed at easing tension, an official here said Sunday. "Seventy percent of North Korea's submarines left their bases, and their locations are not confirmed," the South Korean military official told reporters. The North is known to have around 70 submarines. Read more

“Bill Holter: This Economic Collapse Will Push The US Into A 3rd World Country”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“Bill Holter: This Economic Collapse Will Push The US Into A 3rd World Country” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=182&v=80M4daI8tFY Note what's said at the 11:00 mark...

The Economy: Gerald Celente, "Trends In The News - Markets Melting Down"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Gerald Celente, "Trends In The News - Markets Melting Down" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFeFDHjcOqE

Military Photo of the Day: August 23, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Rocket Launcher-900] A U.S. Army soldier fires an M136 AT4 during a platoon training exercise on Aug. 14, 2015, at New York’s Fort Drum. Wow! Thank you to Staff Sgt. Mark A. Moore II for taking this amazing photograph.

Singing Monks from Italian City of Norcia Top the Charts

Jay Richards at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Monks of Norcia] USA Today recently reported on the monks of St. Benedict’s Monastery in Norcia, Italy. Their recent album Benedicta has topped the Billboard charts this summer in classical, traditional music. This is one of several popular albums featuring Gregorian Chant in... more »

Applied climate hysteria became a $1.5 trillion-a-year industry

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*What we're buying and what we could buy* The Washington Times publicized some numbers originally taken from the Climate Change Business Journal (via WUWT, Town Hall seen at Climate Depot). *"I Love Emo 1984" created this video in 2007 which was the "ideological peak" of the climate hysteria but it clearly wasn't the financial peak.* The renewable energy and cars etc. industries and all similar things that justify themselves by the panic about the allegedly dangerous influence of CO2 on the global climate has grown into $1.5 trillion a year. That's 2 percent of the world economy. ... more »

North And South Korea Prepare For War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*The Diplomat:* *North Korea Is Mobilizing for War* Kim Jong-un has rejected an apology from Seoul and ordered his army onto war footing. Today, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un announced a “quasi-state of war” after convening an emergency meeting of the country’s powerful Central Military Commission, ordering his army to be ready for military operations beginning at 5 pm local time today. “Kim Jong-un issued an order of the supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) that the front-line large combined units of the KPA should enter a wartime state to be fully battle ready... more »

Study: Hunting for Bigger Fish, Game Depletes Species

John Zmirak at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Deer] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an unsustainable way that flies in the face of nature, a new study finds. Long-held conservation policies and traditions that tell fishermen to... more »

Images from Gangjeong Village

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago
*Banners are hanging all over the village* *Blocking Navy base gate with new barracks for sailors in the background* *I am staying at the new Francis Peace Center* *The 'restaurant' where free meals are served each day. The Navy is expected to try to take this land next* *The Navy base fence with their poster proclaiming the base to be a military-civilian port, would be the only one in the world. The US Navy would never allow civilian ships to be parked anywhere near their nuclear subs, aircraft carriers and Aegis destroyers. * *Tangerine trees growing inside green houses with Mt. Ha... more »

Europe's Migrant Crisis Is Out Of Control

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt. Mahatma Gandhi

Trump Happens

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
- http://www.tut.com/

Psychology: "How the Brain Stops Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 Decarie Report - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Harper used to have a cat. He has added another pet. They look happy.

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