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Thomas Paine

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Friday, September 16, 2016

16 September - Blogs I'm Following

11:52pm MDT

CDC Research Concludes Vaccines Cause Food Allergies

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 16 minutes ago
Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that vaccines are likely to cause food allergies. The CDC-funded study explains why so many more people are suffering illnesses and reactions from food these days, especially children. Thedailysheeple.com reports: “A Clinical Analysis of Gelatin Allergy and Determination of its Causal Relationship to the Previous Administration of Gelatin-Containing Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Combined with Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids” concludes: “Most anaphylactic reactions and some urticarial reactions to gela... more »

Powell Email Reveals Elite At Bohemian Grove ‘Hate Trump’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 16 minutes ago
Tuesday’s release of Colin Powell’s hacked emails reveals that members of Bohemian Grove are secretly campaigning to stop Trump from being elected President this November. Powell’s hacked emails reveal that most of the elite attendees at the world’s most famous secret society think of Trump as a “disaster”, and Powell acknowledges that “quite a few will not vote for Hillary and will vote for a third party candidate.” Bohemian Grove is located in the remote Monte Rio, California and serves as a meeting place for powerful politicians and wealthy businessmen who are members of the G... more »

Climate Change: “‘Tremendous Loss’: Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to 2nd Lowest Level Ever”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
*“‘Tremendous Loss’: * *Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to 2nd Lowest Level Ever”* by RT “The ice layer of the Arctic Sea has reached its minimum extent last week, the second lowest point in the satellite-tracked record, just above the absolute minimum recorded back in 2012. The lowest point of ice coverage was reached on September 10, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) revealed after studying satellite data. The frozen layer on that day stood at 4.14 million square kilometers (1.60 million square miles), compared to the lowest record reached on September 17, 2012 when the satellites ...more »

"5G Telecomm Radiation the Perfect Tool to Mass Modify Human Brain Waves"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
*"5G Telecomm Radiation the Perfect Tool * *to Mass Modify Human Brain Waves"* by Dr. Ellis Evans "On 14 July 2016 the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) of the USA made space available in the radio spectrum for consumer devices to operate within the 25 GHz to 100 GHz of the electromagnetic spectrum. It went on to say: “The Commission has struck a balance between new wireless services, current and future fixed satellite service operations, and federal uses. The item adopts effective sharing schemes to ensure that diverse users – including federal and non-federal, satellite and ...more »

Hillary’s Body Double Hired For Instances Of Ill-Health

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 26 minutes ago
Reliable sources have said that Hillary Clinton hired a healthy body double to make public appearances in situations where the Democratic nominee suffers ill-health. The lookalike was seen emerging from Hillary’s daughter Chelsea’s apartment in New York after suffering a bout of Pneumonia last week. However, the ‘Hillary’ that left the apartment appeared much more vibrant than the Hillary that had entered only moments before. Torontosun.com reports: If you think I’m making this up, let me quote USA Today: “Some say the differences lie in the details: Cheekbones, smooth versus wrin... more »

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal USA Signed Death Warrant For Assad

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 26 minutes ago
WikiLeaks cables show that the USA secretly signed President Assad’s death warrant in 2009 after he rejected the Qatar pipeline. According to reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies, the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, authorities from all three countries decided to hatch a plan to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad. Counterpunch.org reports: In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria. — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Why the Arabs don’t want us in Syria, Polit... more »

Hillary Campaign Caught Overcharging Poor Donors

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 53 minutes ago
Wells Fargo bank have been inundated with calls from Clinton supporters who say Hillary Clinton’s campaign is stealing money from their bank accounts. According to widespread reports, some of Hillary’s most vulnerable low-income supporters are being repeatedly overcharged after they made a one-time small donation to her official campaign website. Observer.com reports: The overcharges are occurring so often that the fraud department at one of the nation’s biggest banks receives up to 100 phone calls a day from Clinton’s small donors asking for refunds for unauthorized charges to t...more »

How The DCCC Has Been Wasting Its Money So Far

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
We've been watching closely how the DCCC spends its money since 2005. The fact that they've lost dozens and dozens of seats since then, tells you all you need to know about how incompetently the vast sums are being deployed. This year is no different, although probably worse-- at least so far-- than previous years. Here's an example, last cycle, the Democrats ran Emily Cain against Bruce Poliquin in the seat gay Blue Dog Michael Michaud gave up to run, unsuccessfully, for governor against Paul LePage. The Democrats had held the district (PVI is D+2) for 20 years. Obama won it 54-44... more »

Is Hillary "Killary" Clinton Dead? Killary Did NOT Appear At North Carolina Rally As We Were Told! Something Is Amiss......

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I am not one for conjectures simply because I do not speculate unless there is verifiable evidence that backs up any claims with facts... But from what I have been reading over the last few days, and yes I have been carefully pouring over so much material, is that there is something definitely wrong with what the Democratic Party in the United States is trying to do to the American people in regards to their candidate for President, Hillary "Killary" Rodham Clinton..... Yes, we are ALL aware by now about how "Killary" had that shocking episode on the 15th anniversary of the Israeli ... more »

A Look At How The Russian Prime Minister Lives

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Radio Free Europe:* *Medvedev Manor: Navalny Reveals Plush Estate Used By PM* Like many of his compatriots, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev enjoys combing the woods for mushrooms. And it was a photo of these delectables posted on Medvedev's Instagram page that opposition leader Aleksei Navalny used to help tie Medvedev to a lavish country estate shrouded in secrecy. The investigation published on September 15 gives the wider public its first glimpse at the sprawling Volga River dacha complex in the Ivanovo region east of Moscow. For several years, the estate has been rumor... more »

That's what I'm talkin' about! (Ireland)

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 3 hours ago
I have argued many times (most directly here) that, contrary to the claims of nearly all Irish policymakers, low taxes are not what makes the Irish economy tick. The country experienced 30 years of low taxes with no gain on average European income; it was only after 1987 that other policy changes (education, EU-funded infrastructure, and Social Partnership) led to gains on the EU average. Thanks to a Tax Justice Network blog post, I now have a great illustration to show this in living color. The graph below plots Irish income per capita as a percentage of the EU average from about 1... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Cloudburst”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Cloudburst” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9u16FOHPs

The B-2 Gets New Ejection Seats (Plus Other Upgrades)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
As storm clouds gather in the background multiple B-2 Spirit aircraft land for aircraft recovery Aug. 24, 2016 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The B-2s low-observable, or “stealth,” characteristics give it the ability to penetrate an enemy’s most sophisticated defenses and threaten its most-valued, heavily defended targets while avoiding adversary detection, tracking and engagement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) *DoD Buzz:* *B-2 Bomber to Receive New Ejection Seats, Other Upgrades* The B-2 Spirit, America’s sole heavy stealth bomber, is getting upgraded ejec... more »

Some Say Trump Is Human Too

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
For the first time in 100 years, the very right-wing biggest newspaper in New Hampshire hasn't endorsed the Republican nominee for president. "Voters leaning toward Trump are understandably fed up with the status quo, of which Clinton is a prime example," wrote publisher Joseph McQuaid. "But they kid themselves if they think Trump isn’t pretty much a part of that status quo as well, or that he is in any way qualified to competently lead this nation. The man is a liar, a bully, a buffoon. He denigrates any individual or group that displeases him. He has dishonored military veterans... more »

Why Is The U.S. Continuing To Guarantee The Security Of Wealthy States?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Michelle Newby, National Interest*: *Should the U.S. Continue to Guarantee the Security of Wealthy States?* *The Center for the National Interest partnered with the Charles Koch Institute to host a foreign policy roundtable. Among the issues addressed was: Should the United States continue to guarantee the security of wealthy states like Japan and South Korea?* The United States has been providing security for Japan since the U.S. occupation began at the end of World War II. At the time, Washington intended to transform the country into a parliamentary democracy and thwart Sovie... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“After sunset this gorgeous full moon rose over Brno city in the Czech Republic on July 20, 2016. The panoramic image was made during a celebration of the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. A series of exposures captures the yellow hued lunar disk against the fading colors of twilight, with the 14th century Spilberk castle illuminated in the foreground. Of course, tonight's full moon is called the Harvest Moon. *Click image for larger size.* The closest full moon to the northern hemisphere's autumnal equinox, its traditional name has long been celebrated in story and so... more »

Chet Raymo, “Seeing”; Elizabeth Bishop, “Sandpiper”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
* “Seeing”* by Chet Raymo “Elizabeth Bishop has a poem about a sandpiper, a tiny shore bird scurrying forward and reverse with the lick and ebb of the tide. It was not the sandpiper I thought of today as I walked the beach, but the sand with which the Bishop's bird is seemingly obsessed. The last two lines of the poem: "The millions of grains are black, white, tan, and gray, mixed with quartz grains, rose and amethyst." Everyone sees the sandpiper. Who could not? Those fluttering feet. The delicate engine of its controlled frenzy. But who sees what the sandpiper sees, the g... more »

"Passive Acceptance..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

France Prepares For Civil War Against Muslims

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
French authorities are preparing to ‘clean up’ the country of Muslims, according to a prominent author. French writer and political journalist Éric Zemmour claims that French authorities are preparing for “civil war” against Muslims. During an interview with French radio station RTL, Franco-Algerian Zemmour revealed details of a program called “Operation Ronces.” The program is based on Israeli army’s experiences in Gaza and was developed with their help. Info Wars reports: The French government has been secretly preparing for a “civil war” against Muslims as a way to “clean up” t... more »

Satire: “Emotional Obama Tearfully Thanks Trump for Granting Him Citizenship”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Emotional Obama Tearfully Thanks Trump for Granting Him Citizenship”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Calling this “the greatest day of my life,” a visibly moved Barack Obama held a news conference on Friday to thank Donald Trump for granting him U.S. citizenship. “The issue of whether or not I was a U.S. citizen has been a dark cloud over my existence for as long as I can remember,” a tearful Obama told the press corps. “Only one man had the courage, wisdom, and doggedness to make that cloud go away: Donald J. Trump.” The President, who had to halt several ti... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'The War Lover'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
From *Wikipedia**:* The War Lover is a 1962 British black-and-white war film directed by Philip Leacock and written by Howard Koch loosely based on the 1959 novel, The War Lover by John Hersey, altering the names of characters and events but retaining its basic framework. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field, Ed Bishop and features a young Michael Crawford. The war itself is not the most important element of the film. Instead it focuses on the character of Captain Buzz Rickson played by McQueen and his determination to serve himself and get what he wants – in ... more »

Rebels Force US Special Ops To Flee Al Rai. US Retaliates by Bombing Same Rebels

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*This is an interesting episode for sure!**: "an event or a group of events occurring as part of a larger sequence"* *I’m going to keep this short, sweet and on point!* -Russia and Turkey's top generals have a meeting to coordinate and cooperate -Next day Special Ops is outed -Lavrov outs US support of terrorists -The US bombs the FSA "accidentaly" in an obvious act of retaliation -While distancing themselves, and blaming Turkey for the incident! *Yesterday's blog post! **Israel/Syria/Lebanon Border, Heating Up! Israel Evacuation Exercises, US Ceasefire Obligations Fail* **Turkey and ...more »

Sept. 16: Climate change and mass murder for profit.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
Big headline. Moncton is to get a new hotel which will be part of a $100 million dollar project. And it will be right near the new 'events centre'; so that's a sure sign the events centre is attracting development. Well, actually, it's not. That piece of land the hotel will be on is the only vacant lot left in downtown Moncton. So where else could it be be put? And, again, we're getting a development that will provide mostly low-paying jobs, with most of them short term. From there, we go to a big story (with photo) in which a man who had a fire gives us the word that it's importan... more »

Fashionable opinions

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
The BBC One *News at One* bulletin today featured another negative report about Brexit. The item was introduced as follows: The fashion industry is big business for the UK, bringing in around £28 billion into the economy. But as London Fashion Week prepares to welcome visitors from 58 countries some industry experts have expressed concern about the impact Brexit could have on the industry's global status. Well, Emma Simpson has been in Soho to see Fashion Week get underway.... According to Emma Simpson, "the real talking point here is what will Brexit mean for British fashion". ... more »

Andrw Blowers: The Legacy of Nuclear Power

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
Available for Pre-Order Now THE LEGACY OF NUCLEAR POWER Andrew Blowers OBE is Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences at the Open University. Over a long career he has been involved in the field of environmental politics and policy making as an academic, politician, government adviser, nuclear company director and prominent environmental activist. As a member of the first Committee on Radioactive Waste Management he was directly responsible for some of the UK’s policy on legacy waste. The Legacy of Nuclear Power brings together his varied experience and expertise and reflects his... more »

Indian Wars are Far from Over......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
In a powerful interview, Winona LaDuke links historic oil extraction on tribal land to intergenerational trauma among Native Americans: "90 percent of my community, generally, I would say, is just trying to survive."

Intro Words at Jill Stein Event

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago

Fifth Maine Peace Walk

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
*Stop the War$ on Mother Earth* *Indian Island (Penobscot Nation) to KitteryOctober 11-26 * *News Release* Peace and environmental activists from Maine and beyond will walk through large portions of our state from October 11-26 in order to bring the issues of endless war, environmental degradation, and climate change to the public’s attention. The walk will begin on Indian Island (with a supper and ceremony hosted by the Penobscot Nation) and end in Kittery. “We come together out of our deep concern about the many different wars being waged on Mother Earth, ranging from over-f... more »

Obama Funds Israel for Greater Role as Regional Bully

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
As the US imperial war project collapses it needs regional actors to help play the role of neighborhood bully. Israel appears to love that job in the Middle East. Israel and the US have plans in the works to take even more land from Syria. Washington & Tel Aviv also seek to take effective control of Egypt and then use that base to secure Libya for the bankster and oil baron empire. Thus the US taxpayers are having their hides extracted by Washington in order to pay for this massive Middle East and northern Africa land grab. I got a call last night from a Florida friend telling... more »

Why Does U.S. Demand Cease Fire Agreement Be Kept Secret?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Is it déjà vu all over again? Russia and the U.S. have brokered another ceasefire to stop hostilities in Syria. But can these two parties ensure their allies and proxies commit to the deal? Are the Pentagon and the State Department on the same page? And what about fighting terrorist groups? CrossTalking with Gareth Porter, Stephen Zunes, and Eva Bartlett.

No Noble Savages

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
Chris Hedges had hoped that Bernie Sanders would spark a revolution. Unfortunately, he writes, the revolution was still-born: The naive hopes of Bernie Sanders’ supporters—to build a grass-roots political movement, change the Democratic Party from within and push Hillary Clinton to the left—have failed. Clinton, aware that the liberal class and the left are not going to mount genuine resistance, is running as Mitt Romney in drag. The corporate elites across the political spectrum, Republican and Democrat, have gleefully united to anoint her president. All that remains of Sanders’ ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on Russia’s Armed Forces actions in Syria. Wikimedia Commons/Kremlin.ru *Enea Gjoza, National Interest*:* Let Russia Own Syria* *The choice isn't pleasant, but it best safeguards U.S. interests.* The Syrian agreement recently concluded by Secretary of State John Kerry has spurred guarded optimism for a solution to the five-year-old conflict. In exchange for a ceasefire between the Assad regime and U.S.-backed rebels, the United States and Russia have agreed to coordinate airstrikes against ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, the local Al Qaeda affiliate. Whi... more »

Lavrov: Russia Hopes No One In US Trying To Shield Terrorists

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*And you know darn well they are!* *RT* *Sergey is one of the best diplomats in my book- His use of language is most excellent!* The US is stalling on its promise to separate moderate rebel groups in Syria from terrorists, who are not subject to a shaky ceasefire and are a legitimate target for Russia and Damascus, the Russian foreign minister said. Under the peace deal signed by the US and Russia last week, the Americans must *“separate the opposition groups that cooperate with them from Jabhat al-Nusra [Al-Nusra Front] and the likes of them,” Sergey Lavrov said *in an inter... more »

Kurds & Americans "Flip the Bird" to Syrians & Turkish Citizen/Nations. US Kill Syrian Civilians

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*First One Flag: * *nafiseh kouhnavard Retweeted* *الرقة تذبح بصمت* ‏@*Raqqa_SL* Sep 15 #*BREAKING* #*YPG* and American fighters broke in some houses in AlMonbtah village & raised up #*USA* flag #*Raqqa* #*Syria*. * Then Two More:* *nafiseh kouhnavard* ‏@*nafisehkBBC* 22h22 hours ago Lebanon Reportedly: #*YPG* raised two other US flags on the Post and telecommunications building in TelAbyd city North #*Raqqa* *This move has annoyed both Syrians and Turks! As was intended.* *Being the equivalent of 'flipping the bird'* *Or more blatantly a big F' YOU!* * American Flags in Syri... more »

First refusal

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Talking of Diane James... Carolyn Quinn had a real bee in her bonnet about the new UKIP leader on this evening's edition of *PM*. And, my goodness, didn't she make a right meal of it, waving her (metaphorical) hands at that poor bee again and again and again (and again)?: 12:23 Well, we'd like to have spoken to Diane James herself this afternoon but she refused our request for an interview - unlike her four rivals for the leadership who'd *all *agreed to talk to PM *if* they'd won. 16.22 Mr Crowther, it's lovely to be able to talk to *you*, and it would have been nice to have be... more »

Woman's Hour spins a line

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
The *Woman's Hour* website for today's edition reads: As the UK Independence Party prepares to announce a new leader, with Diane James the front runner to take over from Nigel Farage - what difference could she make to a Party *that's failed to attract female voters*. But is it really true that UKIP has "failed to attract female voters"? Well, according to Ipsos MORI's analysis of the 2015 general election, the answer to that is a pretty emphatic 'no'. UKIP (which won 13% of the 2015 general election vote share overall) attracted 12% of female voters - a couple of percentage poi... more »

Syrian Rebels Blow Themselves Up Taking Group Selfie With Phone Bomb

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Eight members of the Free Syrian Army accidentally blow themselves up using a phone connected to IED to take group selfie. Warning: Distressing scenes RT.com reports: The men, reportedly members of the Free Syrian Army, are seen gathered around a camera with rifles visible, recording what’s thought to be a propaganda video. via GIPHY One of the men to the left holds a cellphone in the air to take a selfie. As the camera clicks, however, it seems the phone is apparently rigged to an improvised explosive device in the room causing an explosion, according to Funker530, the website wh... more »

World News Briefs -- September 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*BBC*: *Syria war: US and Russia argue over truce* There are signs of growing tensions between the US and Russia over Syria - four days after a ceasefire agreed between the two sides came into effect. Moscow warned it could resume air strikes on "moderate" rebel groups unless Washington did more to distance them from extremists. In turn, the US voiced concern about delays in providing humanitarian aid to Aleppo and other besieged areas. Truce breaches by Syrian troops and rebel groups have also been reported. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Russia, U.S. seek to prolong Syria truc...more »

U.S. Presidential Election News Updates -- September 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Real Clear Politics:* *Trump Concedes Obama Was Born in the U.S.* After years of leading the charge in questioning Barack Obama’s birthplace, Donald Trump acknowledged Friday that the president was in fact born in the United States. The GOP nominee aimed to put to rest the issue he raised -- and one that thrust him into the national political scene -- by falsely accusing Hillary Clinton of being the instigator. But Trump’s change of course instead puts the controversy front and center after a week intended to seize momentum in the presidential campaign, and it raises more questio... more »

Jimmy Fallon Messes Up Donald Trump's Hair

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Jimmy Fallon vs Trump's hair: Tonight Show host persuades The Donald to let him mess up his famous hairdo on national television * * Donald Trump's famous hair was wildly mussed up when he appeared on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show on Thursday * Fallon asked Trump if he could do one silly thing with him since he could be president the next time he appears on the show * Audience roared as the Republican nominee pondered the bizarre request but he ultimately agreed * While Trump is known for being sensitive about his hair, he smiled throughout the hilarious ordeal * Du...more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles taxi the runway after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, November 12, 2015. Six F-15Es are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and counter-ISIL missions in Iraq and Syria. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley/USAF/REUTERS *The Hill:** Pentagon: 'Not all terms' of Syrian cease-fire being met* The progress of a seven-day cease-fire in Syria is unclear, after both the State Department and Pentagon said Thursday the terms of a U.S.-Russian agreement are not yet being fully met. Specifically, both departments said humanitarian aid was no... more »

Why The Huge U.S. Aid Package To Israel?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. and Israeli officials sign an unprecedented military-spending deal in Washington, D.C., on September 14. Gary Cameron / Reuters *Emma Green, The Atlantic:* *Why Does the United States Give So Much Money to Israel?* *The two countries just signed a new military-aid deal—the biggest pledge of its kind in American history. It have may seemed inevitable, but the record-setting moment is also rife with irony.* The United States and Israel have made it official: The two countries signed a new 10-year military-assistance deal on Wednesday, representing the single largest pledge of i... more »

Good Cop, Bad Cop – Waking Up to The Error of Blind Allegiance

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - More of us are waking up to the fact that power gained from violence is immoral. The post Good Cop, Bad Cop – Waking Up to The Error of Blind Allegiance appeared first on Waking Times.

Quote of the Day: On the enormity of the smallness of the enemy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*"He was seeing the enormity of the smallness of the enemy who was destroying the world. He felt as if, after a journey of years through a landscape of devastation, past the ruins of great factories, the wrecks of powerful engines, the bodies of invincible men, he had come upon the despoiler, expecting to find a giant—and had found a rat eager to scurry for cover at the first sound of a human step. If this is what has beaten us, he thought, the guilt is ours.”* ~ Hank Rearden’s thoughts in Ayn Rand’s *Atlas Shrugged * [Hat tip The Verma Post] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.... more »

Failure to comply with Rules can lead to personal liability for costs

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
1. Adlair v Nunavut 2016 NUCJ 23: Lawyers have an ethical and professional duty to ensure that the advice they give a client, and the actions they take, are proper. In other words, every lawyer has a duty to present the case for their client in good faith, according to the Rules of Court and the applicable law; in this case the laws of evidence. An affidavit may be the sworn evidence of the client, but it is the lawyer's duty to ensure that the affidavit is drafted and submitted according to the rules. In Canada, a lawyer who fails in this ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

"The 'Not Great' Stuff..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Everybody is great when things are great. It's the 'not great' stuff that matters." - Franka Potente

"This Photo is the Perfect Metaphor for How the Resistance Will be Won"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"This Photo is the Perfect Metaphor for How the Resistance Will be Won"* by Dylan Charles "A photo taken in Santiago, Chile freezes an intense moment between a riot policeman and a protester, capturing the compelling power dynamics at play right in the world at large and revealing how these dynamics will ultimately be defeated. Worldwide resistance to the destructive paradigm of state/corporate dominion over all life on planet earth is taking many forms, simultaneously happening on many battlefields both macro and micro, both outside and inside of the self. Many of us understand h... more »

Would it matter to Trump voters if it turns out -- and THEY FIND OUT -- that The Donald pays zero income tax?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*This is the first of seven hand-written pages (click to enlarge( used to canvass 249 potential recipients of Trump donations as reported in the Washington Post's David A. Farenthold and Danielle Rindler's "Searching for evidence of Trump's personal giving." All the hand-written materials are reproduced, along with printouts and extensive annotations.* *by Ken* As I've indicated, I'm trying my darnedest to pay as little attention as is humanly possible to the orgy of insanity that is our 2016 presidential race. Of course it's inescapable, though. And the question I keep coming bac... more »

Are you seeing with "hard" eyes or "soft" eyes?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*a new term for me.* Cruising about on the internet yesterday, I bumped into the term "soft eyes." Not being a TV watcher, I had to look up the origin of the term. It seems to be something a character, homicide Detective William "Bunk" Moreland, said to his new to homicide sidekick, Detective Shakima "Kima" Greggs, on a HBO series called The Wire (2002-2008). When Bunk takes Kima out on her first homicide he says to her: "*You know what you need at a crime scene?* *Soft eyes….You got soft eyes, you can see the whole thing. You got hard eyes, you stare at the same tree, missing... more »

"Mafia or Government?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Mafia or Government?"* from The Daily Sheeple "1. The mafia has a sense of honor. If they say they’ll do something, they’ll do it. 2. The mafia code-of-conduct is simple and clear, and unfettered by legal doublespeak and millions of regulations. 3. When competing mafia families go to war they don’t kill thousands of civilians as collateral damage. War is the health of the state but for the mafia it’s bad for business. 4. Instead of conducting the war on drugs and on the American people, the mafia is perfectly happy to peacefully provide high quality products to those who desire th... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: 2002, “Unopened Flower”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
2002, “Unopened Flower” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhNx862u1Ds

Tall Tales Americans Must Believe As Gospel Truth

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Americans have been fed a pack of lies by the elite who control all aspects of life in the USA. They are determined to shape and re-write history according to their warped version of events. Things are now coming to a head and the world faces a catastrophic implosion based on the unbelievable stories of the elite. Bobby Kennedy and his brother JFK were both assassinated under dubious circumstances that changed and shaped world events. Video Rebel’s Blog: Fantastic Tales Americans Must Believe To Be Admitted to Polite Society Americans have lost jobs and even been killed by their g...more »

Suicide Bomber Kills 23 Worshippers During Friday Prayers

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A suicide bomber shouting ‘god is great’ has blown himself up in a packed mosque in a tribal area of northwestern Pakistan during Friday prayers. Latest reports say at least 23 were killed people and dozens injured. Blast in Mohmand Agency mosque kills at least 14https://t.co/xbf47LvKnm pic.twitter.com/LJtclCo2wJ — The Nation (@The_Nation) September 16, 2016 Aljazeera reports: Friday’s bombing occurred in the village of Anbar Tehsil in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan where the Pakistani army has been battling the Pakistan Taliban. “The suicide bomber was in a cro... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“Wells Fargo fired 5,300 workers for improper sales push. The executive in charge is retiring with $125 million.” - https://www.washingtonpost.com/

"Household Net Worth Hits A Record $89 Trillion… There Is Just One Catch"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Household Net Worth Hits A Record $89 Trillion…* * There Is Just One Catch"* by Tyler Durden "As part of its quarterly Flow of Funds update, earlier today the Fed released snapshot of the US “household” sector as of June 30. What it revealed is that with $103.8 trillion in assets and a modest $14.7 trillion in liabilities, the net worth of the average US household rose to a new all time high of $89.1 trillion, up $1.1 trillion as a result of an estimated $474 billion increase in real estate values, and mostly $750 billion increase in various stock-market linked financial assets li... more »

Joe and Mika silence the gods!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016Make Donald and Hillary birthers:* Let's imagine a startling event—an event which won't occur. In the not-too-distant future, some documents are uncovered. These documents, which are unassailable, make it unassailably clear: Joe and Mika were paid $10 million each to shill for the Trump campaign. Presumably, nothing like that will ever happen. Presumably, nothing resembling our premise is true. Still, if that startling event *did* occur, sensible people would draw at least one conclusion: Ohhh, those sensible people would say. *That* explains the first t... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ...... September 16 , 2016 ....... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Deutsche Bank Roils European Markets , US Markets Stumbling Friday Afternoon ; Oil Items Of Note ; ECB In Focus - BuBa's Weidmann's QE Comment ( Country Cap Should Remain ) Sends Ten Year Bund Back Below 0 %. 2. Around The Horn For Europe - Bratislava Summit In Focus , Greece In Focus. 3. MENA Updates - Syria & Libya In Focus . 4. Odds & Ends - Trump Ends Birther Controversy - Allegedly & Ironically Started By Hillary Campaign In 2008 ? . .

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 10 hours ago
Markets& Market Moving News.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 6m 6 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted IJ News Network This is for the week to come. BoJ and Fed on deck next week... fred walton added, *IJ News Network* @IJNewsNet RT MarketWatch : Central bank developments only game in town this week http://on.mktw.net/2cDbuG0 *Bloomberg Markets* ‏@markets 23s 23 seconds ago Looking ahead to next week in markets http://bloom.bg/2cF6WNP *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago U.S. stocks close lower, preserve gains for week http://on.mktw.net/2cCVpQR ... more »

Giant 4 Armed UFO Passes Near The Sun Once Again In NASA Photo

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Cameras on board the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) have captured an image of a gigantic four-armed UFO sailing past our sun. NASA still won’t talk about the mysterious object which was also spotted in 2011, 2012 and 2016. Inquisitr reports: According to UFO researchers, this is not the first time that the UFO has been seen flying near the Sun-Earth L1 gravitational balance point in our solar system. SOHO cameras captured similar flybys in 2011, 2012, and 2016. The SOHO satellite — managed jointly by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) — is stationed in halo orbit...more »

Tension on the Korean Peninsula: US Empire Is the Real Enemy of Both Koreas

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 10 hours ago
Warring hotspots all over the world are flaring up in 2016 in what amounts to preparation for World War III between the military forces of the US led Western Empire against the forces of the Eastern axis led by Russia and China joined by Iran and North Korea. Let’s be clear - the globalists are the puppet masters behind the Western forces intentionally provoking catastrophic world war. We live in a time when the earth’s ruling elite has willfully created this foreboding, seemingly suicidal endgame scenario, using US Empire to prod, orchestrate, and push the world into two enemy ca... more »

The U.S. Is Not Ready For A War With Russia Or China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar, National Interest:** The U.S. Military Isn't Ready for a War with Russia or China* The United States military is not ready to confront a peer-level threat such as Russia or China in a high-end conflict. As it currently stands, while the United States would ultimately prevail in a hypothetical high-end war, Washington would pay a high price in blood and treasure. That’s what the nation’s top uniformed officers told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Sept. 15. Gen. Mark Milley, United States Army chief of staff, reiterated his belief that his service does not hav... more »

U.S. Forces Chased Out Of Syrian Town By American-Backed Rebels Who Threatened To Slaughter Them

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Independent**: US troops forced out of Syrian town by anti-Assad rebels* *Video purportedly shows supposed American allies of the Free Syrian Army chanting: 'We're going to slaughter you'* Syrian rebels have chased American forces out of the town of al-Rai, according to local sources. The Associated Press reports that US troops headed back towards Turkey after a dispute about their presence. The five or six US special forces were there to support Operation Euphrates Shield, which began last month with Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets. *Read m...more »

Russia And The U.S. Do Not Have A Plan 'B' If The Syrian Ceasefire Collapses

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Abdalrhman Ismail *TASS:* *Russian diplomat says Moscow, US have no plan ‘B’ on Syria* At the same time, the diplomat pointed out that Russia and the US had an understanding on the separation of the Syrian opposition from the terrorist groups MOSCOW, September 16. /TASS/. The US should adhere to the agreements on ceasefire in Syria reached with Russia because there is no plan ‘B’, the Russian President’s Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told BBC. "We don’t have any plan ‘B’. When we reach an agreement we say that’s it, this... more »

Is Russia Preparing For A New War In Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The International Military-Technical Forum “Army 2016”. © SPUTNIK/ EVGENI BIYATOV *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*:* Is Russia Preparing for War?* Is Russia preparing for a new war in Ukraine? The answer—according to some of the best analysts specializing in the region—is: Maybe. Some, like former The National Interest editor, Dr. Nikolas Gvosdev, currently the Jerome E. Levy Chair for Economic Geography and National Security at the U.S. Naval War College, suggest that Moscow could be preparing for military action in Ukraine. Gvosdev—who had been asked to make the case for why R... more »

The Global Perception Now Is That The U.S. Can Be Pushed Around

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Nov. 11, 2014, in Beijing. (Photo by: Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Presidential Press Service) *Jamie McIntyre, Washington Examiner*: *Obama's U.S. a pushover for foreign powers, critics say* The U.S. military is getting an unwelcome reputation: a pushover. An escalating series of confrontations on the seas and in the skies around the world is creating the perception that the U.S. is the child who's bullied in school because he doesn't fight... more »

Is Beijing Waiting For The Perfect Time To Strike In The South China Sea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Chinese and U.S. ships on June 25, 2016. Chinese Ministry of Defense Photo *Harry Kazianis, Asia Times*:* Beijing may be waiting for the perfect timing to strike in South China Sea* *Reports suggest China may seize Scarborough Shoal during the final weeks of the US presidential election as America’s gaze turns inward. President Obama has already warned China about the consequences and he should remind its leaders that such an attempt would constitute a challenge to the peace and stability of Asia and would force Washington to rethink many areas of cooperation with Beijing.* The Pe... more »

Japan To Join The U.S. Navy In South China Sea Patrols

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada speaks during a news conference after National Security Council (NSC) meeting with prime minister Shinzo Abe and other ministers on a suspected nuclear test by North Korea, at Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato *Reuters*: *Japan to boost South China Sea role with training patrols with U.S.: minister* Japan will step up its activity in the contested South China Sea through joint training patrols with the United States and bilateral and multilateral exercises with regional navies, Japanese Defense Minister To... more »

“The Real ‘Terrorists’ Are in Washington”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - H. L. Mencken ◆ *“The Real ‘Terrorists’ Are in Washington”* by Bill Bonner "Elizabeth received a strange letter from her congressman. ‘We have to be on guard against our enemies…and not be afraid to name them.’ A brave, forthright stand? But wait, he didn’t name the enemies. *Preposterous lies: *That left us wondering: Who are our enemies? Muslims, Jews, Arabs…Russians, Iranians, North Koreans…c... more »

Another QT to remember

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Yesterday’s Question Time was quite extraordinary. Recently the airwaves have been buzzing with chatter about the BBC’s outrageous anti-Brexit campaigning. The BBC must be aware of the buzz on the street, but they still put out an edition of QT with a panel of four pro-remain political figures and one (non-MP) pro-leave parliamentary sketch writer. The message is defiant: not only are we going to ignore our charter obligations with regard to impartiality over the referendum, we’re actually going to ratchet up our anti-Brexit campaign. David Dimbleby seems to have given up. He quick... more »

A List of the Full Transits of the Northwest Passage

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Francis http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/NWP_Fulltransits.php Following on from the lengthy account of some of the boats which have made their way through the Northeast Passage down the years, Nauticapedia have a handy list of ones that have crossed the Northwest Passage. The list is a long one, and many are icebreakers, […]

UPDATED: HACK! WADA plays "greenlight/redlight" with international athletes

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Updated: September 16, 2016* With the HACK of *WADA* we finally found out what the acronym WADA really stands for....*West Allows Drugs Asymmetrically*. And now we know that, in addition to the concept of Asymmetric federalism (Canada) and Asymmetric warfare (the US), we have "Asymmetric sports". *Traffic Light* WADA has been playing a secret game of Red Light - Green Light with international athletes, according to recent hactavist reports. WADA has confirmed the findings resulting from its files being hacked and exposed. According to the revelations, certain athletes have b... more »

Printable Quiet Book- Dress the Potato

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
Today I am sharing the eighth post in the Printable Quiet Book Series. This cute little potato is reminiscent of a favorite toy of my girls. They love dressing up the potato in all of their finery! It keeps them busy for hours! *From the first post: When our first daughter was little, I painstakingly made a felt quiet book. I spent hours cutting out pieces and hand embroidering, it took me months. My daughter loved it and played with it often, but I always wished it was easier to add pages to it. I wanted to add new pieces and new pages, but it seemed like a daunting task. * *Ou... more »

Former Iraq Premier Jaafari’s Gift For Verbiage

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
Iraq’s former prime minister and current foreign minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari is infamous for his verbiage. The man should have been a philosopher or a writer rather than a politician as he is given to go on and on about esoteric topics. While he was in power in 2005 for example, he ran into an American diplomat and decided to give her marriage advice. Jaafari told her that physical appearance deteriorated with age, but moral beauty lasted forever and that was what she should look for in a husband. Another example was when Jaafari made his first trip to Washington to meet President... more »

Gallego & Lieu to Obama: Do the Right Thing. Ban All Arctic Drilling Before You Leave Office

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Change in Arctic sea ice from 1990 to 2015. You can see that almost all of the older ice, ice that persists across multiple years, is gone. At some point in the next few years, perhaps next year if we get an especially warm one, the Arctic will be ice-free in the summer (source; click to enlarge).* *by Gaius Publius* *"The question now is whether we will have the courage to act [to preserve our climate] before it’s too late."* –Barack Obama, 2013 You may remember the 2015 drama around the Obama administration's approval of drilling in the (rapidly melting) Arctic Ocean. The timeli... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Updates On The Situation After The Farcical "Ceasefire" Has Come Into Effect

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
It has now been over a week since the good guys, the Syrian army and their Russian and Arabic allies, had agreed to a new "ceasefire" to, or as the criminal US and their Jew spew media claims, curb a "humanitarian crisis" in Syria.... And as I had predicted very correctly, it is indeed a FARCE... The criminal US/Israel/NATO cabal has always wanted these bullshit "ceasefires" to not only save their fraud "terrorists" from annihilation, but to give themselves time to be rearmed and re-deploy to continue the fight and to continue to slaughter Syrian civilians..... Well, I really do not... more »

When does “overlap” become plagiarism? Here’s what PLOS ONE decided

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Consider this: Fragments of a PLOS ONE paper overlap with pieces of other publications. The authors used them without credit and without quotation marks. This sounds an awful lot like plagiarism — using PLOS‘s own standards, even. But the journal isn’t calling it plagiarism. They’ve labeled this an instance of “text overlap,” a spokesperson told us, based […] The post When does “overlap” become plagiarism? Here’s what PLOS ONE decided appeared first on Retraction Watch.

“Deathbed Confession” Leads to Shocking New Accusation in JFK Assassination Mystery

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This makes sense of course. Have someone on the assassination team be on the security team as well. We already have identified at least three sniper locations if not four and having a member of the security detail to act as insurance makes the plan as fool proof as can possibly be. However, whatever actions he took are not clear at all as no other witness caught on. He may have never needed to actually act as the kill shot was perfectly final and easily visible to someone not surprised. As important, it clarifies Oliver Stone's confidence in the general narrative. You reall... more »

P.E.I. Scientists see Growing Potential for Sorghum Sudangrass

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
This plant must apply to many other rotations as well. the fact that it actually fumigates the soil is impressive and important in terms of soil conditioning. The number of cuttings is also highly impressive although rain will have a lot to say about that. Sudengrass makes excellent fodder as well and is used extensively in the USA in hotter conditions. All good. I like the natural suppression of nematodes. .. . *P.E.I. scientists see growing potential for sorghum sudangrass* *September 1, 2016* *https://ca.news.yahoo.com/p-e-scientists-see-growing-090000143.html* *You ma... more »

Conquistador Trump

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
What Donald Trump learned a long time ago is that it is that making your opponent angry is a really good negotiating strategy. Once they are over themselves, you show up with a smile and ask for everything. What you get is a fully engaged negotiating partner emotionally committed to making a deal. Even when there was no deal to be had!! US relations with Mexico will take a major step forward with a Trump presidency. Trump is an excellent actor who loves improv. Yet he knows his objective. He has gotten Mexico to the table on Immigration and on updating NAFTA. I do not know... more »

Are You Ready For Ayahuasca?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
Ah Yes. That little detail. You really must be prepared. That means daily meditation and that includes contemplative meditation as well i suspect. In the end you must be able to watch your instincts over react and to ignore all that. A little like learning how to parachute. A little healthy fear needs to be channeled in order to master the process. Otherwise my interpretation of all this now includes the plant spirit or plant goddess named 'Mother Ayahuasca' This spirit is able to use its substance to blow open access to your spirit and physical body as well. seen i... more »

Facebook, Internet.org, and the End of Net Neutrality

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
*September 16, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - American-based aerospace company SpaceX is one of the few Western enterprises pursuing a greater purpose in a nation otherwise obsessed with power and profit. When its rocket was recently lost on the launch pad amidst an anomaly it took with it a satellite to be used by Facebook, an example of the latter. The Guardian in an article titled, "SpaceX rocket explosion: Mark Zuckerberg laments loss of Internet.org satellite," would report: *Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg struck a bitter tone in his response to the explosion of the SpaceX ro... more »

WHERE THE NAEP SCORES ARE: Reporting the gaps, ignoring the gains!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016* *Part 3 in this series* *Part 4—Keller's folly:* The National Assessment of Educational Progress provides our only reliable educational test scores. Colloquially, the federally-run program is known as the NAEP. Journalists routinely describe it as "the gold standard" of educational testing, as "America's report card." As far as anyone has ever said, the NAEP has not been subject to the cheating scandals which have frequently rocked our high-stakes, state-run testing programs. Now for a brief side trip: (We first wrote about this type of outright cheatin... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Why we're going to lose on short term rentals ~Library Chronicles*

Good Decent People

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
I have been fortunate enough to have traveled the world and most people are good decent people

Fatel Flying Fantabulosit

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Every Friday a new Canadian Episode

Post Love Capitalist

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
when I thinkaboot it its always crystal clear I love you more than anything I could buy from any shelf or even over the internet

Business is an ant hill

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
another Canda Eh!


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Half of All Food in US Thrown Away, Research Suggests Venezuela's "Death Spiral" - A Dozen Eggs Cost $150 As Hyperinflation Horrors Hit Socialist Utopia Desperately Poor Teens In America's Impoverished Inner Cities Are Trading Sex For Food Electricity prices rocketed by 400% during yesterday's heatwave Americans' Trust In Mass Media Plunges To Record Low Malaysia confirms debris found in Tanzania is from MH370 A West Virginia cop was fired after not shooting a man who had an unloaded gun *Bombshell report is raising questions about Trump's business ties to Russia an... more »

Four Positions in Financial Ethics open at my University

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 16 hours ago
A quick repost of this splendid opportunity for any early carreer philosophy/ethics/economics student or academic with an interest in the ethics and philosophy of finance and economic systems. 4 positions (research fellow, postdoc and PhD's) and a chance to work with my former PhD student, now stellar researcher in his own right, Joakim Sandberg. Joakim has landed a bunch of grants to suppot his creation of a new research environment in his field of expertise, so do check out what it's all about and learn how to apply here. *Philosophical Comment Blog: Christian Munthe, Professor ... more »

Correction cites “unreliable” data in paper by researchers at center of Duke lawsuit

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
A researcher charged with embezzlement — and now the subject of a multi-million dollar lawsuit — has earned another correction, again citing “unreliable” data. But this doesn’t appear to be a run-of-the-mill correction notice. Firstly, it affects a paper co-authored by Erin Potts-Kant and William Foster, former Duke employees now being sued (along with Duke) […] The post Correction cites “unreliable” data in paper by researchers at center of Duke lawsuit appeared first on Retraction Watch.


Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 16 hours ago
105 days left before I *have *to finish the PhD: - up at 4:30 AM - travelled from Bruges to Brussels to the airport (LOTS of security there...) - thought quite a lot about neutrons (I’ve got some questions about these, and i’ll try to explain in more detail when I have more time ;) ) - just got to Oslo; to meet Anders, Alexandra, my sister, Andrea and Arian (niece and nephew), and my mother – we’ll have a real family weekend in Copenhagen (and on the boat – mostly on the boat, actually) ------------------------------------------- Most of the pictures I've taken... more »

Russia Prepares For Battle In The Arctic

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Amid spiraling tensions with the West and potential shipping routes opening up due to the melting of the polar ice cap, Russia prepares for battle in the Arctic to defend an area of strategic importance which is rich in natural resources. The Arctic will soon become the arena of a power struggle for control of the resource-rich region, just as the Middle East has become in recent years. Russia’s armed forces are preparing to play their part in the looming conflict. South Front reports: Russia’s Northern Fleet’s sphere of responsibility includes the protection of the country’s sove... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Stuck in meetings this morning. Blogging will return later today. Military and Intelligence News briefs and World News Briefs will be post at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST respectively.

Is Now The Time To Re-Evaluate The U.S. War On Terror?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
In the battle against the Taliban, U.S. Marines, seen here in the Korengal Valley, often face the ire of villagers who complain about mortar strikes on their homes. Eros Hoagland / Redux *Darius Shahtahmasebi, Anti-Media:* *The US War on Terror Has Cost $5 Trillion and Increased Terrorism by 6,500%* On September 11, 2001, one of the most tragic events in recent American history took place. Close to 3,000 civilians lost their lives in horrific terror attacks that took place on American soil. Fifteen years later, it is time to ask the question: have our counterterror efforts helped t... more »

The Iraqi City Of Mosul Is Becoming Very Dangerous For ISIS Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* ISIS declares state of emergency in Mosul after spate of assassinations * * Mosul is the biggest city in northern Iraq and a key oil-producing region * The city has been in the hands of ISIS since their June 2014 offensive * But now it is struggling to hold onto it amid airstrikes and ground attacks * ISIS officials assassinated in Qayyarah, Sharqat and Bashiqa districts ISIS has reportedly declared a state of emergency in Mosul and taken its troops off the streets after a series of assassinations. The jihadist organisation, sometimes referred to as Daesh, is on the... more »

A Photo Gallery Of The World's Most Legendary Tanks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
An early model Mark I 'Male' Tank of 'C' Company that broke down crossing a British trench on its way to attack Thiepval during the Battle of the Somme, September 25, 1916. © wikimedia.org/Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) *WNU Editor:* The link is here .... *The world's most legendary tanks* (TASS).

Has Miserable DSCC/DCCC Recruitment Jeopardized Hillary's Chances Against Trump?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Is this supposed to inspire the Democratic base to turn out?* The recruitment theory at the DSCC and DCCC was grounded in a Hillary landslide. Piss-poor, unpopular candidates who Schumer and Tester spent millions of dollars to get the nomination-- particularly Patrick Murphy (FL), Katie McGinty (PA) and Ted Strickland (OH)-- crushing far better and more viable candidates in the process, could only possibly get through on Hillary's coattails in the anti-Trump tsunami that imagined was building. But the tsunami is nowhere in sight... and the DSCC has all but given up on Strickland ... more »

Lindsey Graham Says $38 Billion Aid Package To Israel Is Too low

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
US Sen. Lindsey Graham said that he plans to introduce legislation next week to provide additional financial support to Israel, arguing that the new military aid deal with the United States is not enough. The Obama administration has agree to sent Israel a record sum of money in military aid over the next decade but the US senator believes Israel should get more. Graham said he had spoken with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and outlined his position AntiWar reports: In the 48 hours leading up to Israel and the US agreeing on a record $38 billion military aid deal, Sen. Lindsey ... more »

ITP Final Conflict revisited: FC 1535, 8th January 2001 - Long Live the Slavs

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 18 hours ago
I had the great opportunity to go to the Czech Republic for New Year and I can tell you all that the cold-war propaganda against our Slavic brethren was nothing but pure scare-mongering hatred and lies. The Czech Republic along with all of the former 'eastern bloc' nations has been portrayed as a desperate crime-ridden dirty land. The reality is somewhat different. Unlike London and other 'western' cities, the cities of Prague and Brno are clean (albeit graffiti-covered), and the presence of uniformed Police on the beat no-doubt keeps crime levels down - but they are also civil (whi... more »

4 NON Blonds

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
H/T HF29

A Beautiful Depiction Of The Golden Rule

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago

The Ponds Of Timberlea

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 18 hours ago
There are a few places in Timberlea and Eagle Ridge I've been wanting to explore and do some birding but for a number of reasons I just haven't found the time to get over to them. Until today. With the days getting shorter and the weather starting to cool off, I decided to bite the bullet and get over there this afternoon no matter what. And I'm glad I did. There were three storm ponds I was curious to check out and to be honest I am now kicking myself that I hadn't done this much sooner. There were a couple of species I was hoping to add to my year list and realistically, thi... more »

Australia Down-Scheduling Cannabis, to Legalize Medicinal Use Nationwide

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Steven Maxwell* - Australia’s version of the FDA announced formal plans to legalize medical marijuana. The post Australia Down-Scheduling Cannabis, to Legalize Medicinal Use Nationwide appeared first on Waking Times.

Assange Offers Himself To US Authorities In Exchange For Manning

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has offered to spend time in a U.S. prison if President Obama pardons whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Julian Assange is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He put out a Tweet on Thursday, offering himself up “despite its clear unlawfulness.” The WikiLeaks publisher believes that he has done nothing wrong in leaking newsworthy material to educate the public. He says there was no ‘criminal intent’ in his actions. Hillary Clinton was let off the hook by the FBI , so why can’t he and Manning? Both Assange and Manning served the inter... more »

A Syrian Tells Americans That Their Govt Sent The Terrorists

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A Syrian asks the American people to stop their government destroying his country and tells them to wake up to the fact that crimes are being committed under their name oversees amounting to a holocaust. A Syrian named Majd asks the American people for help and advises them on civility. By Mark Taliano / Global Research I Am A Syrian Living in Syria: “It was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists are sent by your Government” American People, Please Help Us Two years ago, “Majd” wrote these words on a Facebook posting: “ I am Syrian… living in Syria in the middle of eve... more »

British Ambassador To Saudi Arabia Becomes A Haji

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The British ambassador to Saudi Arabia Simon Collis has performed the Hajj pilgrimage after converting to Islam. The UK envoy to Riyadh is now known as Haji Simon Collis. He has spent 30 years in Islamic countries and is married to a Muslim. Haji Collins has previously served as UK ambassador to Iraq, Syria and Qatar. RT.com reports: Collins, whose wife Huda Mujarkesh is a Syrian Muslim, is the first British diplomat to perform the revered pilgrimage to Mecca, known as Hajj. He was pictured with his wife dressed in the traditional white robes worn by pilgrims in a photo shared by S... more »

String theory lives its first, exciting life

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*Gross, Dijkgraaf mostly join the sources of deluded anti-string vitriol* Just like the Czech ex-president has said that the Left has definitively won the war against the Right for any foreseeable future, I think it's true that the haters of modern theoretical physics have definitively won the war for the newspapers and the bulk of the information sources. The Quanta Magazine is funded by the Simons Foundation. Among the owners of the media addressing non-experts, Jim Simons is as close to the high-energy theoretical physics research community as you can get. But the journalists are... more »

A Solar Powered Surveillance Drone That Can Conduct Surveillance Missions For 45 Days

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Zephyr drone. Ars Technica *FOX News:** 'Star Trek'-style surveillance drone for the US military* It looks like a Star Trek Bird of Prey, and acts like a drone that terrorists cannot escape: A new military aircraft that’s powered by the sun and can conduct missions without landing for 45 days. Airbus Defence and Space calls the new drone the High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS), but it’s been dubbed the Zephyr. What’s a “pseudo satellite”? It has satellite-type capabilities like extreme surveillance— but is on demand with the flexibility and versatility of an unmanned aircraft. ... more »

Egypt’s State Media Claims 9/11 And ISIS Are ‘Invented By The West’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Egypt’s state-run newspaper has claimed that the US invented ISIS and orchestrated the 9/11 attacks in order to justify ongoing military interventions in the Middle East. Journalist Noha Al-Sharnoubi in Al-Ahram, one of Egypt’s main national newspapers owned by the government, wrote “Is it possible to believe the official version, from the US government, of the events of 11 September 2001?” Independent.co.uk reports: Ms Al-Sharnoubi said the World Trade Centre and Pentagon attacks could have been premeditated to “justify the war on terror” in her column, published on 23 August. S... more »

Jill Stein: Hillary Wants To Start Nuclear War Against Putin’s Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Green party candidate Jill Stein claims that if Hillary Clinton is elected President this November, she will start a nuclear war against Russia. During an interview on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report’ on Thursday, Dr. Jill Stein answered a question from Charles Krauthammer about whether or not she is worried about helping Donald Trump get elected. Realclearpolitics.com reports: “I will feel terrible if Donald Trump gets elected and I will feel terrible if Hillary Clinton gets elected,” Stein said. “Equally so?” Krauthammer asked. “Yes,” she said. “Hillary Clinton wants to star... more »

FBI Granted Powers To Hack ‘Unlimited Computers’ By December

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The FBI are set to gain additional powers to hack and monitor an unlimited number of computers with just one warrant from any judge by December this year. Unless Congress step in to stop changes from being made to “Rule 41”, the FBI will have unprecedented powers to snoop on innocent citizens legally. Rt.com reports: The US court system has a process through which the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure are amended, and because these decisions are not made by elected officials, they are not supposed to deal with changes in the law or enacting policy. Changes to Rule 41, however, ... more »

HSBC Procecution Unveils Massive Clinton Money Laundering Scheme

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Following the arrest of senior HSBC bankers, information about an illegal money laundering scheme by the Clinton Foundation has come to light. Following the arrests of HSBC currency trader Mark Johnson and associate Stuart Scott – the evidence has emerged that the Clinton’s were involved in offshore money-laundering operations on a massive scale. Wnd.com reports: The investigation into HSBC currency trader Mark Johnson and associate Stuart Scott for their alleged role in a “conspiracy to rig currency benchmarks” by front-running customer orders has escalated to the point where th...more »

Scientists Claim Smoking Actually Prevents Lung Cancer

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Scientists have been saying for decades that smoking cigarettes may actually help to prevent lung cancer – a fact the government seems to want to hide from the public. Unified Serenity reports: They obviously don’t give a damn about our health based on the previously mentioned allowed and mandated poisons we are supposed to submit to. I mean, if the government allows and encourages us to poison our children, why on earth would there be such a media frenzy, political assassination of smokers and smoking? It did not compute in my mind and thus I found this article. I am sure you ... more »

One Company Controls 80 Percent Of Glasses

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Almost 80 percent of glasses are made and sold by one single company, giving them the power to artificially drive up prices by almost 2000%. TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything,” points out that the whole industry of eyeglasses and sunglasses is completely rigged in favor of one mysterious company: Luxottica. Huffingtonpost.com reports: And this company controls pretty much the entire eyewear market, from the frames themselves to the stores where we buy our glasses, to even some of our health insurance. Persol? Luxottica. Prada? Luxottica. Ray Bans, Ralph Lauren, Versace and Michael K... more »

Clinton Body Double Incident Is Standard Procedure

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Many Americans have been shunned and labelled ‘conspiracy theorists’ for claiming that Hillary Clinton used a body double after suffering a pneumonia collapse at the 9/11 memorial last Sunday. As social media lit up with people sharing photo comparisons of the physical differences between Clinton and her double emerging from daughter Chelsea Clinton’s house – the world’s media were quick to condemn all who did so as ‘mad’. However, as the media seems to forget, the practise of using a body double for high profile politicians and celebrities is hardly new. Wnd.com reports: When th... more »

Is A U.S. - EU Economic War Brewing?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Financial Times:* *Deutsche Bank asked to pay $14bn in US probe* *Shares fall sharply as lender says it intends to settle DoJ claims for much less.* Deutsche Bank shares fell sharply on Thursday as Germany’s biggest bank scrambled to downplay the chances of paying $14bn to settle allegations of mis-selling mortgage securities after receiving an unexpectedly large claim from the US Department of Justice. New York-listed shares in Deutsche fell as much as 7.4 per cent after hours to $13.67. Investors fretted about the crippling impact of such a fine on a bank with a market capital...more »

YouTube Censors Journalists Who Speak Out Against Government

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
YouTube have begun quietly cracking down on free speech by censoring users who speak out against Western governments. Earlier in September, the world’s largest video-sharing website was accused by its users that videos were being banned from making money via the company’s advertising services. One such user, Philip DeFranco, publicly spoke out against the new censorship policy, claiming that over “a dozen of his videos been flagged as inappropriate for advertising, including one dinged for ‘graphic content or excessive strong language.’“ Theantimedia.org reports: In a video entit... more »

"David Stockman: Stock & Bond Bubbles Much Worse Than 1929"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Stock & Bond Bubbles Much Worse Than 1929"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Economic expert and best-selling author David Stockman offers a dire view of the deep financial trouble America faces in his new book titled “Trumped!” Stockman warns, “I think we are on the very edge, but what is different this time and makes it scarier is I believe the central banks that ruled the roost have gone from one extreme to the next and done unfathomable things like negative interest rates on $13 trillion of bonds around the world, monetization of the debt, and bond purchases that are stagg... more »

BreXit - Bernard Connolly

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
*"I don't know how people who are in favour of the European Union can sleep at night."* *"I don't know how people who are in favour of the European Union can sleep at night - b**ecause what they are doing is creating a set of social tensions by eliminating a political sense of national identity, they force human beings....to seek a sense of belonging in something else... * *There is an ethnic sense, racial, religious, linguistic....* *We are starting to see that, unfortunately, happening in Europe."* "A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some spot of a native land, w... more »

Bratislava EU summit

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
A summit about the EU future takes place in the Slovak capital today. The location was determined by the ongoing Slovak EU presidency. Because they should focus on a "more distant" future, the British leaders will be absent for the first time. That's why the discussions on Brexit won't take place – or may turn out to be inconsequential. Nominal EU President Donald Tusk urges a brutally honest assessment while the BBC is certain that the meeting will be a waste of time. Well, I also guess that they won't solve anything meaningfully but I still think that a meeting organized by the Sl... more »

U.S. Navy Warship USS Rentz Sunk During 'Sink Exercise'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Sputnik*:* F-18 Sinks Mothballed Warship With Assist from Joint Standoff Missile* *A precision-guided gliding munition known as a Joint Standoff Fire-and-Forget Weapon (JSOW) was fired by a US Navy F-18 fighter jet at the decommissioned warship Rentz for the first time, the Navy said in a press release on Wednesday.* WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The firing took place during a Sink Exercise training operation in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Guam, the release stated. *Read more* .... *Update: *Valiant Shield sinking exercise concludes (Marines.mil).

Some good old fashioned Jew hatred not being reported by the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'Israeli fans who traveled to Italy to watch soccer team Hapoel Beersheba play in the UEFA cup against Italian powerhouse Inter Milan were blocked from entering the stadium by a pro-Palestinian protest on Thursday. One of the Israeli fans, Tal Lavi, a media manager for The Jerusalem Post, said that local police and stadium security for San Siro Stadium told Israeli soccer fans that they would not be allowed to enter the premises due to security concerns. Video taken by Lavi shows protestors near the stadium waving Palestinian flags and shouting chants in opposition to the soccer ... more »

British Columbia's Reflection, Wild Salmon

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 23 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* Salmon, wild British Columbia, ......Chinook, also known as Spring salmon, or Blackmouth...Cohoe, also known as Blueback, sometimes called Silvers...There's also Sockeye Salmon, Pink Salmon, Dog Salmon, Chum Salmon, Steelhead Salmon...... Dr. Alexandra Morton....in my eyes she is a Saint, an angel, a wild salmon scientist who's lifelong goal is to save our salmon from extinction, I have written about wild salmon before and many readers have asked me to write more on the topic, I can, I will but it hurts, something about wild salmon turns my inner soul, hau... more »

U.S Congressional Intelligence Committee Report On Edward Snowden: 'Former NSA Contractor A 'Serial Exaggerator And Fabricator'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. House panel slams former NSA contractor Snowden* A U.S congressional intelligence committee on Thursday issued a scathing report accusing former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden of leaking information that "caused tremendous damage" to U.S. national security, lying about his background and feuding with co-workers. In a report endorsed by both its Republican and Democratic leaders, the House intelligence committee said Snowden was "not a whistleblower" as he has claimed. Most of the material he stole from the NSA was not about invasions of privac... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Spreading their fallen brothers ashes🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Q1DwNv8yiR — Military (@MilitaryEarth) September 16, 2016

Eid Mubarak - unless your an animal whose throat is cut and you bleed to death

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
'The streets of Dhaka in Bangladesh have been turned into literal rivers of blood and 79 sheep lay brutally butchered in Austria as Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha by mass slaughtering animals. The Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha currently dominates the calendars of Muslims worldwide and a large feature of the festival is the ritual halal slaughter of animals. Rain and floods meant that the official government designated "kill zones" were unable to be used by the public to carry out the slaughter, which involves the slitting of the throat of an animal, usually a goat, sheep, or cow,... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary: US Military Will 'Never Unleash Truly Autonomous Killing Machines'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Terminator army (credit: Warner Brothers) *Breaking Defense*: *Killer Robots? ‘Never,’ Defense Secretary Carter Says* IN FLIGHT TO ANDREWS AFB: Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is pushing hard for artificial intelligence — but the US military will “never” unleash truly autonomous killing machines, he pledged today. “In many cases, and certainly whenever it comes to the application of force, there will never be true autonomy, because there’ll be human beings (in the loop),” Carter told Sydney and fellow reporter John Harper as they flew home to Washington. Carter’s trip to Austin an... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* The Army-2016 forum, organized by the Russian Defense Ministry. The forum is held in the military-themed Patriot Park in Kubinka near Moscow. © SPUTNIK/ ALEXEI FILIPPOV

Norway's Military Has The World’s First All-Female Special Operations Unit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Shoot training for hunter squad at the Norwegian Army Special Operation Command. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Armed Forces *Task & Purpose*: *‘Hunter Troop’ Is The World’s First All-Female Special Operations Unit* *In 2014, Norway created the world’s first all-female special operations unit — out of necessity.* Beginning in 2001, Norway’s top special operations unit, the Forsvarets Spesialkommando, or FSK, played a tip-of-the-spear role in Operation Enduring Freedom, often working alongside Delta Force and Navy SEAL operatives. However, the FSK, like many all-male Western military ... more »

Can Powerful Countries Adopt A 'No First Nuclear Strike Policy?'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Carlos Barria / Reuters *Dominic Tierney, The Atlantic*: *Refusing to Nuke First * *Why rejecting nuclear preemption reflects strength, not weakness.* On September 5, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration is weighing whether to adopt a so-called “no-first-use” nuclear doctrine. This would allow the United States to launch nuclear weapons only if the enemy deployed them first. Such a change would be a dramatic policy shift: Washington has always kept the option of... more »

Iranian Military Commander Qassem Soleimani Denies Rreports That He Will Run For The Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Major General Qassem Soleimani *Bloomberg:* *Enigmatic Iran General Vows to Stay a Soldier Amid Election Talk* * Soleimani says Iran’s enemies are attempting to divide nation * Media have speculated he might contest presidential election Top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani said he hopes to remain a soldier “until the end” of his life, in remarks that follow weeks of media speculation he might contest presidential elections in May. “I am a soldier of Velayat and the Islamic Republic regime and the brave population, which I value more than my own life,” Soleimani said in ... more »

Ed Snowden-- Traitor Or Hero?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Perhaps you're aware that a campaign has begun to get President Obama to pardon whistleblower Ed Snowden. The ACLU, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch have all signed on with PardonSnowden.org, to win Snowden a pardon or, in Bernie Sanders' words, "clemency." The idea is to bring Snowden back to the U.S. without locking him up in prison. Among the backers are Noam Chomsky, George Soros, Daniel Ellsberg, Steve Wozniak, Danny Glover, Laurie Anderson, Lawrence Lessig, Jimmy Wales, Susan Sarandon, Michael Stipe, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Moore, Glenn Greenwald, Peter Gabri... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “10 Best”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “10 Best” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_cuyjXHB7Q Playlist: 0:00 - I Giorni 7:02 - Una Mattina 10:30 - Time Lapse 16:00 - Le Onde 21:38 - Love is a Mystery 24:44 - Divenire 31:27 - Monday 37:24 - Andare 44:25 - Nefeli 48:57 - Ancora

"Meanwhile, On Mars..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Breathtaking Photos”* *Click image for larger size.* Image from the NASA Mars orbiter's high-resolution camera HiRISE. - https://www.rt.com/ - *https://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/* That sure looks like water to me...

Quote of the Day: On welfare, parenting and the 30-million word gap

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Ironically one of the reasons the DPB was introduced was to allow sole mothers more time with their children. To reduce their stress and enable better parenting. Today it is known that maternal depression, welfare dependence and low literacy are all associated.”* ~ Lindsay Mitchell on The genesis of the DPB and "The 30-million word gap" . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Conservative voices for electoral reform

Alison at Creekside - 1 day ago
Notable because we don't often hear Conservative voices speaking publicly in favour of electoral reform. Sept 8, 2016. Colin Craig of the Manning Centre interviews President of Canadian Taxpayers Federation Troy Lanigan, on the benefits of proportional representation. Lanigan compares MMP with STV, which both prefer. Yesterday ERRE committee members CPC Scott Reid, NDP Nathan Cullen, and GPC Elizabeth May sent a letter to Democratic Institutions Minister Monsef requesting a move towards more concrete models of three different PR systems: “Canadians will want to know how the vari... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the below time-lapse video. We recommend watching this video at FULL SCREEN (1080p), with audio on. The night sky of Namibia is one of the best in the world, about the same quality of the deserts of Chile and Australia. Visible at the movie start are unusual quiver trees perched before a deep starfield highlighted by the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. This bright band of stars and gas appears to pivot around t... more »

Chet Raymo, "Why Not?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Why Not?"* by Chet Raymo "A reader asked: "If we are all one and made out of the same material- then the things that we make are made out of the same material. But they are not animate. Why not?" At first glance, this might seem like a naive question, one that we all know the answer to. On reflection, it turns out to be terribly profound. Or should I have said, "wonderfully profound"? Yes, everything, animate and inanimate, is made of the same stuff- the 92 naturally-occurring elements - but all of the animate things we know about are made mainly of carbon compounds- carbon in co... more »

The Poet: Robert Bly, "Things to Think"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Things to Think"* "Think in ways you've never thought before. If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message Larger than anything you've ever heard, Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats. Think that someone may bring a bear to your door, Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose Has risen out of the lake, and he's carrying on his antlers A child of your own whom you've never seen. When someone knocks on the door, Think that he's about To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven, Or that it's not necessary to work all the time, Or that it's been decided that if ... more »

"Waiting for Someday: Why Not Now?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Waiting for Someday: Why Not Now?"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "All the joy and passion you can envision can be yours right now, rather than in a future point in time. The time we are blessed with is limited and tends to be used up all too quickly. How we utilize that time is consequently one of the most important decisions we make. Yet it is far too easy to put off until tomorrow what we are dreaming of today. The hectic pace of modern existence affords us an easy out; we shelve our aspirations so we can cope more effectively with the challenges of the present, ostensibly to... more »

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