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Saturday, October 1, 2016

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Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind IX: Lullaby”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 minutes ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind IX: Lullaby” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y23JgRyhZGU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 minutes ago
"Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) 1251. About 1,000 light-years away, the dusty molecular cloud is part of a complex of dark nebulae mapped toward the Cepheus flare region, drifting above the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Across the spectrum, astronomical explorations of the obscuring interstellar clouds reveal energetic shocks and outflows associated with newborn stars, including the telltale reddish glow from scattered Herbig-Haro objects seen in this sharp image. Distant background galaxies also lurk on the scene, visually buried behind... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Thing With Feathers”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 minutes ago
*“The Thing With Feathers”* by Chet Raymo “Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" triptych has been the subject of musings here before, particularly between January 7 and 12, 2008 (see archive). The panels are so rich in imaginative detail that everyone can find some image that resonates with their personal life. The painting plumbs the human psyche, rummages among primeval archetypes, stirs up the murky depths of desolation and consolation. One could spend a lifetime grazing its lurid landscape. *Click image for larger size.* And here, tucked into a corner of the orgiasti... more »

How Badly Did Trump's Adderall-Fueled Debate Performance Hurt Him? And Will His Tax Shenanigans Matter?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Just over a month ago, I wrote about an Israeli-born friend of mine who is supporting Trump. Not only was he supporting Trump, he told me that the Jewish community he was involved in was entirely supporting Trump. He's a smart guy but he doesn't pay obsessively close attention to the presidential race the way we do here at *DWT*and, besides, he and his wife just had their second baby last week so, like most Americans, they've had their minds on more important things than following the intricacies of the presidential campaign. He came over yesterday and told me he had watched the d... more »

Four Directions All Nations March Denver 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
American Indian Movement of Colorado and Transform Columbus Day Alliance Call on Denver Communities to Mobilize for Indigenous Liberation and Solidarity with Standing Rock AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT OF COLORADO and TRANSFORM COLUMBUS DAY ALLIANCE ANNOUNCE THE FOUR DIRECTIONS ALL

Free Download: "Mystical Poems of Rumi"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"*You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings, Learn to use them, and fly." "What in your life is calling you, When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned... The lists laid aside, And the Wild Iris blooms By itself in the dark forest... What still pulls on your soul?" - Rumi (1207 - 1273) ◆ "Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi was a 13th century Afghan poet and philosopher who heavily influenced both eastern a... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Mount Shasta, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert F . Kennedy

"The Test..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise." - F. Scott Fitzgerald


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Courage" by George Washington "It all comes down to courage... If you have courage, then you're willing to face that really stinky mess in the garage and clean it up. You have faith you can clean it up, because you've cleaned up other really stinky messes, or seen other people do it. In other words, you have faith because you have experience of succeeding in the past. Fat and Happy: We Americans have led a very pampered life for the past couple of decades. Sure, there has been inequality and exploitation, and some have had it a lot worse than others. But, other than stopping extre... more »

Schumer And The DC Dems Forced Strickland Down Ohio Democrats' Throats And Have Now Abandoned The State Entirely

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Ohio has been the ultimate swing state. The state went narrowly for Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996, narrowly for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 and narrowly for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Statewide, Democrats usually have a good shot to win-- unless they recruit, as they did this cycle, incompetent and unelectable candidates (see sad-sack establishment loser Ted Strickland). The biggest problem the state's Democratic establishment has-- aside from it's own miserable leadership-- is the endemic Republican gerrymandering that has made both houses of the state legislature and the... more »

The Fault In Our Political Deathstars

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 4 hours ago
Had enough of the pornographic soap opera masquerading as the presidential election yet? Replace the fat-shamed Miss Universe saga with a different kind of Universe. Instead of wallowing in Donald Trump's mean misogynistic stupidity, soar to the tragic glorious heights of star-crossed lovers. A spacecraft named Rosetta finally consummated things with her comet paramour. As described by the *New York Times's* Kenneth Chang, this space opera helps us to temporarily forget the tawdry bathos supplanting presidential politics. It is a story of truly Wagnerian proportions*. *(cue opt... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Leaked Kerry Audio Proves U.S. Planned Toppling Assad From Outset

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Leaked audio of comments made by US Secretary of State John Kerry reveals that the White House planned to overthrow President Assad long before the conflict began in Syria. Dr. Jamal Wakeem, professor of history and international relations at Lebanese University in Beirut, says that the New York Times leak of the taped conversation between Kerry and two dozen Syrian civilians reveals the extend of Kerry’s anger at being unable to topple President Bashar Assad by military means. Rt.com reports: “I’ve argued for use of force. I stood up. I’m the guy who stood up and announced we’re... more »

FBI Seek Assistance From Anonymous Hacktivists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The FBI are seeking the help of hacktivist group Anonymous to help them track down those responsible for compromising the Centcom Twitter account. Both the Centom Twitter and YouTube channel were hacked by ISIS terrorists threatening US soldiers. Anonhq.com reports: Centcom is a “Theater-Level” unified combatant command that revolves around the United States Department of Defense. Centcom was set in motion in 1983, after the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force, otherwise known as RDJTF, was overhauled. The Centrom statement read “CENTCOM’s operational military networks were not com... more »

BWorld 81, No FIT for geothermal and other renewables, please

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 6 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last September 01, 2016 Expensive electricity via government price guarantee for 20 years is wrong. Business is about risks and returns, capitalism is about corporate expansion and bankruptcy, so there is no such thing as guaranteed price nor assured profit for many years in a competitive economy. Only politics and cronyism will try to negate the nature of competition and business reward and punishment. Last Aug. 17, 2016, it was reported here in BusinessWorld that Geothermal technologies sought to be included in FiT program. “The National Geo... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

BWorld 81, Property rights are human rights

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 6 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last August 25, 2016. Private property and its protection is among the cornerstones of a free society. It bestows upon the individuals, households and enterprises exclusive rights what to do with their private property like a car or a piece of land -- use it, sell it, rent it out, or donate it. When private property rights are unprotected, society can quickly degenerate into chaos and disorder. Gangs and bullies can confiscate other people’s houses, cars, or shops, and the enterprising people will flee and escape such society and only the lazy,... more »

Who's Going To Sell You Out-- And Who Won't?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Yesterday, one of the "moderate" Democratic websites was pushing their readers to contribute money to conservative candidates by pretending those candidates are "progressives," a term which that particular website has been complicit in helping to make almost meaningless. They want grassroots progressives to help fund establishment Dems from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- garbage candidates like Patrick Murphy (New Dem-FL), Evan Bayh (Lobbyist-IN), and Ann Kirkpatrick (New Dem-AZ). (At least even *they* realized trying to sell Chuck Schumer's catastrophic Iowa girlfr... more »

Hillary Clinton Announces ‘National Service Reserve’ For Millennials

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Hillary Clinton wants to enlist young Americans into her new national service program. She announced on Friday that she wants to enlist 5 million new volunteers into a “National Service Reserve” aimed at 18- to 30-year-olds. The proposal is part of her push to attempt to win over millennial voters RT reports: The Democratic presidential candidate announced the “National Service Reserve” plan on her campaign website on Friday. Clinton aims at recruiting five million Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 to help local, state and federal governments cope with a range of problems, “... more »

India To Deploy Nuclear Fighter Jets To China, Pakistan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
China has warned that India are planning to deploy 36 nuclear fighter jets to the border regions of China and Pakistan, as tensions over the Kashmir crisis reach boiling point. The nuclear-capable Rafale fighter jets will be acquired from France and will deployed in the disputed areas between Pakistan and China in an effort to assert authority in the region. The Times of India reports: A recent report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said India is the largest arms importer in the world, the newspaper said. Increased arms imports into the Asian region are... more »

The New World Order Just Seized Control Of The World Wide Web

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Control of the World Wide Web was handed over to a New World Order controlled organisation last night, making it answerable to “international authorities” such as the U.N. On Friday night, the U.S. government handed over the reigns of the internet to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – a multi-stakeholder body that includes countries like China and Russia, and represents companies such as Facebook and Google. Last minute attempts to prevent the hand-over was blocked on Friday, after a Texas judge denied a request by Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texa... more »

Southern California Issue Major Earthquake Warning

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A major earthquake warning has been issued to southern California after a succession of over 300 earthquakes above magnitude 4.0 were reported along the San Andrea’s fault line. An Earthquake Advisory warning says a major quake is likely to occur anytime between now and Tuesday 4 October. Residents and officials in Ventura, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, Kern and Imperial counties have been told to take all necessary precautions for a major earthquake to strike. CBS reports: More than 140 seismic events have been recorded near Bombay Beach beginning Mo... more »

UN ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Escalating Pakistan-India Conflict

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The UN has expressed “deep concern” over the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India due to the Kashmir crisis. A spokesperson for Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, said that he is, “deeply concerned over the significant increase in tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the recent developments, in particular, the reported cease-fire violations along the Line of Control“. The statement comes after fresh fire was exchanged between India and Pakistan on Saturday, with the Pakistani military insisting that their troops are responding to unprovo... more »

Annual Variability In Central England Temperature

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood According to climate “experts”, we need to limit global warming to 1.5C, measured from pre industrial times. We are told that we are already up to about 1.0C. But suppose we were to see another degree of warming, spread over the next century. Would we even notice it? I have […]

Fukushima Daiichi October 2, 2016 (TEPCO Time Stamp) and Radiation Levels

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
According to Netc. data, radiation readings in the US and Japan over the last few days have been lower than they were a week ago (see discussion here), which is good but lends support to one commentator's argument that removing the panels from unit 1 brought radiation levels up in the jet stream. I did match up the elevated radiation levels in the US using Netc.com's system with the location of the jet stream on 2 days when levels were high and found a good match between the most elevated levels and the path of the jet stream through the US. Of course, we don't know for certain tha... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Great New Video From Syria Girl - WW3? How The Ceasefire In Syria Broke Down

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I am continuing my reports on the real situation in Syria... Yes, there is so much else still happening elsewhere in the world right now, but the reality of the situation in Syria and its implications for the entire world are absolutely paramount over everything else right now... For right now, the maniacs in the US Government are absolutely gearing up for World War 3 with the Russian Federation over their failed war in Syria to have that nation destroyed..... Right now, I do want to present the following very important video that comes from Syria Girl Partisan, and is entitled: "WW... more »

Fukushima Update: "Fukushima Equals 13,099.95 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This repost is to keep you as aware and informed as possible. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are... - CP *"**Your Radiation This Week: **Sept. 10 to Sept. 24, 2016"* By Bob Nichols *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva (San Francisco) September 24, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” The city-specific radiatio... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: The "White Helmets" Exposed - United Kingdom Intel Created, US Funded, Al-Qaeda Helpers In Syria

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
It is now October, and the world is teetering on the brink of an all out world war thanks primarily to the ignorance, stupidity, and outright EVIL of the criminal US Government.... These monsters are willing to push a world war with the Russian Federation due to their FAILED war to have the innocent nation of Syria destroyed, and sadly the American public is now too gullible, brainwashed, and have had their brains destroyed, to actually do anything to stop this slide towards armageddon... I and others that know the truth about the reality of Syria are persevering... We know that the... more »

Mexico’s Colima Volcano Starts Violent Eruption

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Residents in the state of Colima, Mexico have been forced to evacuate their homes as one of the most active volcanoes in Central America started to violently erupt on Friday spewing a large plume of ash and thick black smoke into the sky. The Colima volcano known as the volcano of fire has been erupting slowly since early September. RT reports: More than 300 people were ordered on Friday to evacuate from two villages in the foothills of Volcan de Fuego, the 3,839-meter mountain which towers over the states of Jalisco and Colima. #IMPORTANTE Perímetro de exclusión del #VolcánElColi... more »

The Brexit Fight Is Now Getting Dirty. They Are Fighting Over The Wine Cellar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Financial Times:* *Brexit divorce lawyers eye up EU’s wine list* UK to lay claim to array of Brussels cellars, art and property as part of split. Britain is planning to claim a share of the EU’s 42,000-bottle cellar of wine, cognac and other spirits, its art collection and its €8.7bn property portfolio as the government gears up to haggle over Brexit with Brussels. As in any divorce, untangling EU-UK financial affairs is expected to be one of the most difficult part of the negotiations. Any exit deal must settle complex liabilities including the UK share of guarantees on €60bn of... more »

Liars in our news media

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
The story is on B6, the Canada &World section of irving press. It comes from The Associated Press, one of the biggest news agencies in the world, and one that appears routinely in almost all of the western press. "Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year." First, have you ever seen a story about how many people have been killed by American, British, or even Canadian airstrikes? How many have the Saudis and Americans killed in Yemen? How many has the U.S. killed with drones all over the world and with bombing in Syria? No. Of course we don't see those. We are also told that te... more »

Basement Dwellers

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
Remember when Mitt Romney had his 47% moment over four years ago? Remember the outcry that arose from that and why? Let me take you on a little trip down Memory Lane to explain why. This is what Romney said (emphasis mine): There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, *who are dependent upon government*, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to *health care*, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... more »

"Moral equivalence" at the Post!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016The journalists can't help it:* When it comes to promoting "moral equivalence," the journalists just can't help it. Just consider the headlines which sit atop a featured piece in this morning's Washington Post. We refer to David Weigel's lengthy piece about the opening of the new season of the famously tedious TV program, Saturday Night Live. Weigel's lengthy piece dominates the front page of the paper's Style section, the only section anybody ever actually reads. It sits beneath a large double headline. Rather plainly, those headlines promote a "moral ... more »

Leaked Audio Reveals What John Kerry Thinks Of U.S. Foreign Policy In Regards To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media during a news conference at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ *New York Times*:* Audio Reveals What John Kerry Told Syrians Behind Closed Doors* BEIRUT, Lebanon — Secretary of State John Kerry was clearly exasperated, not least at his own government. Over and over again, he complained to a small group of Syrian civilians that his diplomacy had not been backed by a serious threat of military force, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by The New ...more »

The Socorro Symbols - Redux

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 11 hours ago
A couple of weeks ago I interviewed Ben Moss and Tony Angiola on the radio version of this blog. At the time they said a couple of things that I attempted to follow up on while we were on the air but didn’t get good answers. In the weeks that followed, I again tried to get more information and now have some of that. Ben Moss sent me a DVD copy of their presentation at the recent MUFON Symposium in Orlando, Florida, which provided some of the answers, and he has been sending me additional information through email. Here’s what I have learned. First, they had mentioned a picture take... more »

Through Chinese Eyes

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Cant say I am down with the Chinese worldview. Dont want to live in a Chinese dominated world. We have no one to blame but Adam Smith. And the 2020 Oscar for best picture goes to " The liberation of Castration"

Saturday Interview: Jacqui Berry

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 11 hours ago
*Jacqui Berry is a nurse, Unison, and Socialist Party activist from Medway. Jacqui's vlog, Austerity Blows went viral after her message to Jeremy Hunt was featured by Cosmopolitan magazine. When not vlogging, campaigning, or working Jacqui can be found tweeting her thoughts and opinions here.* *After the leadership contest, what do you think is next for Jeremy and his support? Can he reach the parts other political leaders cannot?* So I’m not a full member of the Labour Party, but I am an affiliated supporter via my union. I am delighted for Corbyn, his team and for all of us who h... more »

Surveillance and detention not serve and protect

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Toronto is one of the safest high density cities in the world. The cop cars used to be highly visible yellow, then white and now batman. Symbols are important, and this sends the wrong message from the top down. I advise counselling for the management that made this horrible decision.

Photos: Big Bend Texas March against Pipeline Obama Permitted for DAPL Owners

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Photos courtesy of Nicol Ragland, @wolf_birds production and www.transpecosdoc.com By Big Bend Conservation Alliance Censored News Yesterday members of the American Indian Movement of Central Texas, local descendants of indigenous tribes, and citizens long involved in the Trans-Pecos Pipeline struggle marched against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline and the Dakota

Iran Unveils Its New Attack Drone (Based On A Captured U.S. Drone)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A scale model of the US RQ-170 unmanned spy plane is displayed during a ceremony to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran's Azadi square February 11, 2012. © Raheb Homavandi / Reuters *The Guardian*:* Iran builds attack drone similar to captured US model, local media say* ‘Thunderbolt’ drone said to be comparable to RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone, which Iran claimed to have shot down in 2011 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have built a new attack drone which is similar to a US unmanned aerial vehicle that was captured five years ago, Iranian media reported on Satur... more »

Your doing it wrong!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Shipping container housing should have panels on the outside covering HVAC and wiring. The panels would allow zero emission housing with virtually no heating needed. As I have said before this type of housing should be Canada's aid focus, to the world and to our own needy citizens.

When It Comes To The GOP's War On Women, Trump Is Right At Home

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Doral is a city in Miami-Dade County about a mile from Miami International Airport and it's in the heart of the 25th congressional district. Over 50,000 people live there, many of them Venezuelan immigrants. In fact, the city is sometimes referred to as Doralzuela and there are more Venezuelan-Americans there than in any other city in the country. Doral is 80% Hispanic and the mayor is from Venezuela. It's the home of a lot of people who are fans of 39 year old actress and former Miss Universe, Venezuela born Alicia Machado. She became a U.S. citizen in May and has been helping re... more »

“Why the Deep State Is Dumping Hillary”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Why the Deep State Is Dumping Hillary” - Introduction* by Michael Covel "We had the presidential debate of the century this week… Marxist hacks in the mainstream media declared Clinton the winner. The alt-right media called it for Trump. I scored it a tie, with the country as the ultimate loser. That’s my libertarian heart talking, because I heard nothing on Monday about expanding free minds and free markets to actually produce more American dynamism and growth. But there was one major development on Monday that has the media in an uproar. It was a bold move by Trump that we’ve ... more »

As many of you know by now, I am only one year older than Paul Craig Roberts, and we both completed our four-year undergraduate degrees at technical schools (mine Carnegie Tech, his Georgia Tech). Then we both spent six years in grad school (me getting my PhD in physics at Brown University and he getting his PhD in economics from the University of Virginia after one-year stints in U. California at Berkley and Merton College Oxford). This dichotomy focused him on national and international events, whereas I stuck to physics, joining the Naval Research Laboratory in 1998 where I researched deeply the effects of radiation on glassy materials and fiber optics. But early on I became at NRL a Principle Investigator in the NASA Lunar Sample Program. I advanced to a mid-level appointment at NRL where for a while I was made Section Head but thankfully was relieved of that by my superiors. To pay them back I offered to take a then-empty seat at DARPA, where for two years halftime I picked the high quality projects among the many submissions hoping to be funded. Twenty years later, my last decade at NRL, I was required to get my own funding, which came almost entirely from Eisenhower’s “military/industrial complex.” However, when I asked people from the complex, even ones I used to know personally, they refused me on the ground that they no longer supported basic science. In fact, the $666,000 that I did bring in was considered not sufficient by my superiors. Therefore I arranged to exit NRL after 33 years in January of 2001 to take up professorships of research at Universités de Paris 6 & 7 and Tokyo Institute of Technology, after which my wife and I were “without fixed address” until we finally found or present home in Mexico. About the same time, PCR sensed that our country was doing away with the Constitution and our Bill of Rights and began to write on the subject, with only donors to supplement his well-deserved government pension. Here below is his latest, and most important, blog to date treating the danger to all mankind if the neocons running Washington (abetted by the so called mainstream media, AKA journalists replaced by propagandists) should force a nuclear war with Russia. Wake up America before it’s too late!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ *Bring Back The Cold War — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ September 30 , 2016 | Original Here | If you wish to receive his newsletter via email go to Original and sign up at bottom. Bring Back The Cold War Paul Craig Roberts Pundits have declared a “New Cold War.” If only! The Cold War was a time when leaders focused on reducing tensions between nuclear powers. What we have today is much more dangerous: Washington’s reckless and irresponsible aggression toward the other major nuclear powers, Russia and China. During my li... more »

More Signs That The EU - U.S. Economic War Is Expanding

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in Berlin, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski/Files *Reuters*: *Exclusive: EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected* EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's (GOOGL.O) Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed. The document, running to more than 150 pages, was sent to complainants last week for feedback. G... more »

Fighting Against the Devil - Tectonic Shifts

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Aleppo Hospital* The Voice of Mordor...the BBC is saying this morning that a hospital in Aleppo has been practically destroyed by an airstrike, that dropped "barrel bombs" on it. I guess this is the story the cabal is going to run with. "We need to start WWIII because Syria and/or Russia is dropping barrel bombs on hospitals in Aleppo." Everyone with two brain cells to rub together (approximately 37% of humanity...the rest are just sheep) knows that there are no "barrel bombs". The phrase was invented by the CIA, just like it invented "scud missiles" when it was going after Sa... more »

Russia Issues Warning To The U.S. To Not Attack Syrian Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
‘Direct aggression’ by the United States towards the Syrian government and armed forces would lead to ‘frightening, tectonic shifts’ in the Middle East. (Reuters) *Al Arabiya*: *Russia warns against US attack in Syria* “Direct aggression” by the United States towards the Syrian government and armed forces would lead to “frightening, tectonic shifts” in the Middle East, RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Saturday. Russia and the United States back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict. A US-Russian brokered ceasefire in Syria rec... more »

John Wayne Was a Nazi

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Not PC for sure but at one time he was the most admired man in America and I was a huge fan.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* The world passes 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold. PermanentlyPhilippines President Compares Himself To Hitler, One Week After Telling Brussels "F**k You"Philippines' President Duterte is traveling to China on a visit that could redraw alliances in East AsiaThe FCC will upgrade wireless alerts after the manhunt for Ahmad Rahami We tried cryotherapy, the crazy treatment that plunges you to -100C and makes your body think it's dying Why An Israeli Company Is Sucking Water From The SkyA Conspiracy Theory About Conspiracy Theories FBI Investigating More Dead People Voti... more »

German Government: Donald Trump Will Ravage The U.S. Economy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, U.S. September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Reuters:* *German government believes Trump would ravage U.S. economy: Spiegel* Germany's economy ministry believes a Donald Trump presidency would severely damage the U.S. economy, according to an internal memorandum reported by Der Spiegel magazine on Saturday. The ministry expects "shrinking gross domestic product, fewer jobs and higher unemployment," in the United States if the Republican candidate w... more »

Hillary Clinton Unscripted In Hacked Audio Recording From A Campaign Staffer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Politico:* *Clinton gives her take on Sanders supporters in leaked fundraising recording* 'Half the people don’t know what that means, but it’s something that they deeply feel.' Hacked audio of a conversation between Hillary Clinton and donors during a February fundraising event shows the Democrat nominee describing Bernie Sanders supporters as "children of the Great Recession" who are "living in their parents’ basement." Speaking at a Virginia fundraiser hosted by former U.S. ambassador Beatrice Welters, Clinton says in a clip released by the Free Beacon that many of her forme... more »

October in Turkey. Putin's visit/Coup 2- New Relations- Gazprom Deal

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
October is showing plenty of potentialities for chaos. Possibly worse then September, if one can believe that possible! It's interesting to notice that* October tells us it's the 'eighth' month*. *But we recognize it as the tenth month. Perhaps the contradictory nature of this month comes from it's dual identity?* *Just thinking out loud * *We've talked here about: Putin to Visit Turkey October 11/16 & U.S. tells Turkey It Will Respond Soon to Demand's For Gulen's Arrest**-* Expected answer, this month, the month of October *Two potential October Surprise scenarios:* *Turkey Co... more »

Chinese General Says Singapore Should 'Pay The Price' In South China Sea Dispute

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
China - Singapore (Wikipedia) *South China Morning Post*: *Chinese defence adviser turns up heat on Singapore over South China Sea row* Jin Yinan, from the PLA’s National Defence University, accuses city state of siding with US over maritime dispute Beijing should impose sanctions and retaliate against Singapore to make the city state “pay the price for seriously damaging China’s interests”, an influential Chinese defence adviser told state radio. The remarks by Professor Jin Yinan came amid stern criticism by China over Singapore’s reported insistence on including content that ba... more »

Links for a lazy Saturday

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*Whip scorpions struggle on a tree.* Enjoy some links.... _________________ *Daily Links*: - Steven Crook on the Wufeng Story House - Straits Times: Taiwan desperately seeking tourists. More like: media desperately struggling to keep Chinese tourists relevant in attacking the new Administration. Although the end does discuss tourists from other countries... - Commonwealth mag 2016 City Happiness Survey - Stratfor on the KMT assets law - New Bloom: is the KMT running scared on the assets law? - New Bloom with another piece on the pro-unification left - Mic... more »

Breaking the consensus

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Today's *Dateline London *is well worth watching, partly to see Alex Deane taking on all comers over Brexit and partly to see Alex make a point about 'BBC bias' re Trump. Gavin Esler had introduced the Trump-Hillary discussion in the following way: Donald Trump really is a fat-shaming, ill-informed, tax-avoiding misogynist who routinely insults people of other races. Why is this election even close? And why could Mr Trump still win? Here's a sample of the following debate: *Gavin Esler*: I mean, Europeans, European journalists, patronised Ronald Reagan and various other...but *... more »

Weekend reads: Data sharing fees block access; Machiavellianism and gossip in science; “power pose” redux

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at where retractions for fake peer review come from, and an eyebrow-raising plan that has a journal charging would-be whistleblowers a fee. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Many researchers use sharing fees to keep their data locked up. The latest from our co-founders in STAT. Machiavellianism is positively associated […] The post Weekend reads: Data sharing fees block access; Machiavellianism and gossip in science; “power pose” redux appeared first on Retraction Watch .

Chinese Media: There Will Be A Price To Pay For The U.S. Deploying An Anti-Missile Defense System In South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*: *China paper says U.S., South Korea will 'pay the price' for planned missile system* The United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed by a satellite launch, a string of tests of various missiles, and its fifth and largest nuclear test last month. In July, South Korea ... more »

Washington Changes THAAD Deployment Site Plan

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Message from South Korea: In the morning of Sept. 30, the South Korea Ministry of National Defense notified that the ROK and US authorities decided the Lotte Skyhill golf club site for the deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system. The golf club site in Seongju is just next to Gimcheon and huge protests above all by the citizens of Seongju and Gimcheon and followers of Won Buddhism are expected. The Won Buddhism has its sacred places close to the site. The deployment of the THAAD in Korea is surely a hell gate which threatens peace in ... more »

The Boundary Dispute Between South Korea And China Is Getting Deadly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
(South Korean Coastguard) *New York Times*:* South Korea Investigates Deaths of 3 Chinese Fishermen in Crackdown* SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean Coast Guard officials said Friday that they were investigating the deaths of three Chinese fishermen whose boat caught fire during a crackdown on illegal fishing. The unlicensed fishing boat with 17 crew members on board was stopped on suspicion of poaching in waters off South Korea’s southwestern coast on Thursday, a statement from the coast guard said. When the crew members locked themselves in a steering cabin to resist an attempt ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
It's not a great sign when enemy w many weapons your military bought (& hasty allies lost) puts your rifle in a logo pic.twitter.com/3drMlyCeGV — C.J. Chivers (@cjchivers) September 30, 2016

The Poet: Carl Sandburg, "Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind"* "*The past is a bucket of ashes."* *1* "The woman named Tomorrow sits with a hairpin in her teeth and takes her time and does her hair the way she wants it and fastens at last the last braid and coil and puts the hairpin where it belongs and turns and drawls: Well, what of it? My grandmother, Yesterday, is gone. What of it? Let the dead be dead. *2* The doors were cedar and the panels strips of gold and the girls were golden girls and the panels read and the girls chanted: We are the greatest city, the greatest ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ....... October 1 , 2016......Quick Hits For Saturday - 1) Chinese Data ( Sept Manufacturing PMI ) , HK Retail Sales , 2 Trillion EZ Sovereign Bonds Less Than ECB Deposit Rate Presently , Doug Noland Weekly Summary Of Market & Missive - Focus On DB . 2) Deutsche Bank - Wild Ride Of a Week Over , Sifting through Aftermath. 3) Around The Horn - European Items For Saturday - Spain - Critical PSOE Meeting A Shambles So Far ( Time Of Posting ) , Greece Items For Saturday , Germany In Focus , UK Items De Jour , Hungary Referendum On Migration & Quotas In Focus . 4. MENA Round Up - Libya , Syria , Iraq & Yemen Items For Saturday.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Markets..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 19s 20 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted Ben Shine Stick save Friday saved Qatari funds losses from being much more than 1 bn .... fred walton added, *Ben Shine* @Trade_n_Invest Qatari funds nurse €1bn loss on Deutsche Bank stake http://bit.ly/2dgtCdl *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 4h 4 hours ago John Cryan is traveling to Washington to negotiate a smaller DOJ settlement : FAZ... but, but, Twitter, er, AFP said they already had *Reuters BusinessVerified account* ‏@ReutersBiz 6h 6 hours ago *Deutsche Bank* executives headin... more »

The Despotic Origins of Public Secondary Schools

Tim Scott at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Timothy Scott *This article is part of a project that critically analyzes the historical and present day **purposes of U.S. public education. Related articles** focus on the history of Common Schools, **the undemocratic nature of Local Control and the finacialization of education **via Social Impact Bonds and Personalized Learning. * *The point of this project is to further expose the underlying social control function of U.S. public education and the interests it has consistently served over time, which cannot be extracted from the undemocratic nation-state it was designed - and... more »

Explorers Find World’s Deepest Underwater Cave In Czech Republic

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A flooded fissure in the eastern Czech Republic is the world’s deepest underwater cave, measuring at least 404 meters (1,325 feet) deep. A team of Polish and Czech explorers discovered the flooded abyss near the eastern Czech town of Hranice using images from a remotely-operated underwater robot (ROV). Live Science reports: The cave, called Hranická Propast, reaches a dizzying depth of 1,325 feet (404 meters). It is about 39 feet (12 m) deeper than what is now the world’s second-deepest cave, Italy’s Pozzo del Merro. Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski first explored Hranická Propas... more »

The Despotic Origins of Public Secondary Schools

Tim Scott at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Timothy Scott *This article is part of a project that critically analyzes the historical and present day **purposes of U.S. public education. Related articles** focus on the history of Common Schools, **the undemocratic nature of Local Control and the finacialization of education **via Social Impact Bonds and Personalized Learning. **The point of this project is to further expose the underlying social control function of U.S. public education and the interests it has consistently served over time, which cannot be extracted from the undemocratic nation-state it was designed - and ... more »

The Brexit Collection - a further update

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Regular readers will probably be well aware of Radio 4's heavily biased *Brexit Collection. * (We first covered it here, and then followed up on it here). The Collection has lost some of its members (particularly the comedies) but, at the last time of looking, it had somewhere around 24 items (the same as now). The most striking thing about the Brexit Collection is that only two (*A Point of View*s from John Gray and Roger Scruton) were positive about Brexit/anti-EU. The rest were either neutral or (to varying degrees) negative about Brexit/pro-EU. In the 'biased against Brex... more »

Best Congressional Races To Invest In

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*DuWayne Gregory and Carol Shea-Porter, 2 opportunities to upgrade Congress* October 1-- the first day in the final sprint to election day. I've been getting a lot of e-mails and calls from Blue America contributors asking where to focus their money. Like this one from Jennifer on Rosevale Avenue near Ronkonkoma Beach on Long Island. She and her husband have been regular contributors since 2006, $20 here, $30 there and they usually give a pretty substantial amount to their favorite candidates in early October. Neither Jennifer nor Don ever asked me for a suggestion before but last mo... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Another Muslim school with "disappearing" money* The founder of a flagship free school has been jailed for five years for defrauding the Department for Education of £69,000 from government grants. Sajid Hussain Raza, 43, was jailed at Leeds Crown Court with former academy staff members Daud Khan, 44, and Shabana Hussain, 40, who were sentenced to 14 months and six months respectively. The trio were convicted in August of making payments into their own bank accounts between 2010-2013 from grants given to help set up the Kings Science Academy in Bradford in 2011. The academy w... more »

Bayer’s Trojan Horse: Criminal Prosecution Required To Stop GM Food Crops Fraudulently Entering India

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 16 hours ago
Countercurrents, CounterPunch, Global Research, RINF Don't take free content on the web for granted. If you value what I do, please read *this* The decision whether to allow the commercialisation of the first genetically modified (GM) food crop (mustard) in India is close. Serious conflicts of interest, sleight of hand and regulatory delinquency - not to mention outright fraud - could mean the decision coming down in favour of commercialisation. The bottom line is government collusion with transnational agribusiness, which is trying to hide in the background, despite much talk of Pr... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Energy Secretary Urges Congress To Pass Sweeping Climate Policy ...Before it's too late* *A rather amusing article below by Mr Obama's remarkably hirsute Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz. Is the implied message that real scientists have lots of hair? Be that as it may, he is a good propagandist. Note the dramatic language in the highlighted paragraph: Drastic, belched, surge, dramatically, breakneck, violent, devastasting, ferocity. It all reminds me of that classic introduction to a novel: "It was a dark and stormy night". As Wikipedia says of it: "an often-mocked and ... more »

Keep Space for Peace Week Begins Today

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

Is The Deep State Operating Under The Cover Of ISIS In France?

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Strange things are happening in France. Gardeners mowing a church lawn in western France noticed some strange comings and goings by men driving a white van. After further investigation they discovered ISIS terrorist paraphernalia behind the church that authorities say belonged to the military training of the Joint Center for Nuclear, Radiation, biological and chemical defense. They say it was just an exercise. Others say the Deep State may be organizing a false flag ISIS terrorist operation in France. Or that they might be setting up some patsies to fall under the ISIS flag. How i... more »

Chinese Man Kills 17 Potential Witnesses To Cover Up Parents’ Murder

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A ‘socially awkward’ Chinese man from southwest China has confessed to killing 17 of his neighbors after killing his own parents in a conflict over money. The 27-year-old had returned to his hometown village of Yema in China’s mountainous Yunnan Province to ask his parents for some money to settle gambling debts. Canoe News reports: Cops say Yang Qingpei, 27, argued bitterly with his parents over his finances. The Chengdu Economic Daily reported that the “socially awkward” Yang had racked up massive gambling debts. Xinhua reported that when his parents refused to bail him out fina...more »

New York Times Editorial Beats The Drum Of War

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The New York Times editorial board says Russia is an outlaw state with an irresponsible leader whose behavior is beyond common human decency. The American daily has in the past promoted most of America’s wars overseas, notably the invasion of Iraq, 2003. The tone of the editorial indicates America is preparing for a showdown with Russia. President Putin is now under attack from the U.S. as were Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Bashar al-Assad and others. Some Russians are angry at the prospect of getting vaporized in a thermonuclear showdown between the west and Russia, because of U.S. ne... more »

Could They Have Been Wrong?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The smart folks who sold us on Neoliberalism are having second thoughts. Murray Dobbin writes: If recent mainstream economic reports are to be taken seriously, some of the big brains managing global capitalism these days are starting to lose faith in their neoliberal ideology. Some come close to sounding like virtual heretics -- like Jonathan Ostry, the IMF's deputy director of research and lead author of an article ("Neoliberalism: Oversold?") in the IMF's official publication. He stated, with a childlike innocence: "[s]ome aspects of the neoliberal agenda probably need a rethink... more »

"It apparently takes two men to do one woman's job"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
James Purnell Yesterday's *The World at One *discussed the promotion of former (Blairite) Labour cabinet minister James Purnell to the role of BBC Director of Radio and Education (following Helen Boaden's departure for Harvard). Mark Mardell discussed the appointment with Gillian Reynolds of the *Telegraph*, then with two Conservative MPs, Andrew Bridgen (a BBC critic) and Ed Vaizey (a BBC fan). Gillian Reynolds's disapproval of the appointment was very plain to hear: It's puzzling. We've know for a while that Helen was heading for the exit. The only question was how soon she wo... more »

Janet Yellen is right: central banks' purchase of stocks may be useful and justified

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
When Janet Yellen was being chosen as the boss of the Federal Reserve, I didn't really know who she was, what she knew, and I was somewhat skeptical that she was an extremely bright economist. Larry Summers – whom I intimately (don't overstate this word, however) know as the former president of Harvard – was an example of a guy whom I often disagree with but whose thinking was expected to be more penetrating, impartial, rational to me than Yellen's. After all, I have known way too many examples in which a less qualified female was picked by the forces of affirmative action. I mu... more »

Electric Universe - anode star - planet at the core of our sun

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
The Electric Universe suggests that ALL STARS are a positive anode in an electric discharge network the size of the galaxy that contains it. Some Eu-theoriests suggest that both Saturn and Jupiter were once brown-dwarf-stars that were 'de-activated' electrically when they were captured by our Sun. Their trailing planets were dispersed throughout our Solar System as these invading proto-stars i.e. Jupiter and Saturn were kicked into more fitting orbits for their comparative electric potential. There should be a planet at the core of both these gas giants. Does this (similarly) mea... more »

Obama’s Fuel Efficiency Policy In Tatters

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood AUGUST 2012 WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama Administration today finalized groundbreaking standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. When combined with previous standards set by this Administration, this move will nearly double the fuel efficiency of […]


Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood We’re off on our travels next week, so things will be a bit quiet.

Magicae Nigrae

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*Everybody clear on this so far...?* *He uses BLACK Magicks...* *He "dabbles".* " Is a dog man's best friend? I had a dog. The dog was large. It ate my garden, all the plants, and much earth. The dog ate so much earth it died. Its body went back to the earth. I have a memory of this dog. The memory is all that I have left of my dog. *He was Black — and White. "* *How's Annie?* *The Substatia Nigra* is a brain structure located in the mesencephalon that plays an important role in reward and movement. Substantia nigra is Latin for *"black substance"*, reflecting the fact tha... more »

Obama’s Fuel Efficiency Policy In Tatters

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood AUGUST 2012 WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama Administration today finalized groundbreaking standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. When combined with previous standards set by this Administration, this move will nearly double the fuel efficiency of […]

Time and Space Are Not What You Think

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
The important insight that is missing is that time is a finite unit that repeats. It is produced naturally by the three dimensional pendulum which also imposes space as we know it. What this means though is that time is best understood as flipping pages and most certainly not as a mathematically continuous dimension. Understanding this makes past and future somewhat fuzzy and open to conscious intent. If i intend to measure a signal sent millions of years ago, my intent informs that signal by merely flipping pages back to that moment. Thus we are experiencing today exten... more »

Trump’s History of Corruption is Mind-boggling. So why is Clinton supposedly the corrupt one?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
No it is not. It is business as usual for all NY real estate developers. That is exactly how you remain competitive. It is not pretty but it works. Yet he built the best properties everywhere because he discovered the magic of selling the best better than anyone else. He also attempted many other businesses. It turns out he does not have the passion to be a really good start up artist and that he can also be sold a bill of goods. There he cut his losses and folded up shop. This always leaves customers and partners in the lurch but at least he tried. His passion is real es... more »

France Bans Plastic Cups, Plates and Cutlery to Protect Environment

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
Let me explain something truly simple. Every plastic item in existence can be replaced with an equivalent product that will biodegrade easily enough. Let us even treat this as a conjecture. It really does not matter. The difficulty for this cohort is that they must cost more for at least some time. That means that in order to make real progress we have to ban plastic and make its use the actual regulated exception. Thus we have plastic bottles with deposits to pay for recovery. Perhaps a simple per ton recovery charge would also work. Better yet make that recovery charge... more »

An Elementary School Has Kids Meditate Instead Of Punishing Them and the Results are Profound

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This happens to be revolutionary and needs to be applied universally. We know children bring the bad habits of their parents to school with them. Suddenly they meditate and learn to set all that aside on a shelf. we should have thought this through a long time ago. So instead of merely teaching method for fifteen to thirty minutes, perhaps every morning, we also simply apply it when bad behavior erupts. It powerfully reminds the child that he is in control of his own emotions and behavior response. Recalcitrant bad behavior has been a school problem forever. That it can ... more »

The South Australian black out — A grid on the edge. There were warnings that renewables made it vulnerable per JoNova

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
If you'd like more than pro green energy propaganda then best ignore the eco loons at the BBC and read this from the excellent Jo Nova http://joannenova.com.au/2016/09/the-south-australian-black-out-a-state-running-without-enough-thermal-reserve-to-cope-with-contingencies/#more-51017

Electric Universe - blind gravity - photons the size of the universe

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
*Moon doesn't see Earth...* There's a so-called justification for the con-gravity pro-electricity ELECTRIC UNIVERSE model of our Solar System that states, "Nothing can travel faster than light," such that the *gravity wave* holding elements of an orbiting system apart has to be false because the 'interaction of the two' can take place at no speed greater than c (speed of light, Einstein). But then this would also apply to the (slower than E=mc^2 photon) electrons of the ELECTRIC CURRENT universe, too. In fact, it'd be even worse, even slower with electrons than photons, because of... more »

Chelsea Clinton Does A DiCaprio!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://heatst.com/politics/chelsea-clinton-private-jet/ Says it all!!

Virginia Democrat Caught Registering Dead Veteran To Vote Hillary

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A Young Democrat working for a Democrat affiliated voter registration group in Virginia has been caught filing Hillary Clinton applications on behalf of 19 dead people, including a WWII veteran. Andrew Spieles, a James Madison University student who was working for HarrisonburgVotes, was caught red-handed when a local clerk noticed the name of the veteran he personally knew to be deceased. The ensuing investigation revealed 19 cases of voter applications filed on behalf of dead people in the battleground state of Virginia, according to a report in the local Daily-News Record. The ... more »

Thousands Of Fake Ballot Slips Found Marked For Hillary Clinton

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Reports are emerging that “tens of thousands” of fraudulent ballot slips have been found in a downtown Columbus, Ohio warehouse, and the votes are all pre-marked for Hillary Clinton and other Democratic Party candidates. Randall Prince, a Columbus-area electrical worker, was performing routine checks of his companies wiring and electrical systems when he stumbled across approximately one dozen black, sealed ballot boxes filled with thousands of Franklin County votes for Hillary Clinton and other Democratic Party candidates. “No one really goes in this building. It’s mainly used fo... more »

Five Most Popular Posts in September

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 22 hours ago
The five most read posts this last month were: 1. Why I Voted for Jeremy Corbyn 2. Jeremy Corbyn's Prime Ministerial Speech 3. Jeremy Corbyn in Stoke-on-Trent 4. Now What for the Labour Establishment? 5. Some Critical Advice for Jeremy Corbyn Critical Corbyn studies absolutely dominated the blog last month, with my piece explaining why I voted this time for Jezza cleaning up and going semi-viral on the old social media. Jolly good. Its ilk helped push the blog to its third highest page view total ever with a monthly tally a shade under 101,000 page views. Perhaps now the summer's in... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Early Work* Army Sgt. Astor P720, a military working dog, waits for his next command from Army Spc. Kurtis Swift during obedience training at the Panzer Local Training Area in Boeblingen, Germany, Sept. 29, 2016. The training helps instill trust and loyalty between a working dog and his or her handler. Army photo by Jason Johnston

Is America Losing The Cyber War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Cyberwar games at the United States Military Academy. (Photo: Michael Falco for The New York Times) *Paul D. Shinkman, US News and World Report:* *America Is Losing the Cyber War* *Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have a tactical edge against U.S. digital restraint.* Russia, China, Iran and North Korea routinely launch cyberattacks on civilian areas, hacking private companies or undermining foreign militaries, using online tools to manipulate information or digital propaganda to shape others' opinions, and employing digital mercenaries to do the work. The Chinese military stol... more »

Before The Battle For Mosul Begins Iraqi Forces Must Retake The City Of Hawijah

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*(BBC)* *Nancy Youseef, Daily Beast*: *This Is Where the Next Battle Against ISIS Will Be* Taking Hawijah would deprive ISIS of a place to flee to. That’s why it’ll be next. Before Iraqi forces launch their highly anticipated offensive to retake the nation’s second-largest city, Mosul, back from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, they have one last battle ahead of them—reclaiming the Iraqi city of Hawijah from ISIS control, two defense officials told The Daily Beast. Hawijah is one of the last ISIS bastions on the road toward Mosul, and in recent weeks the terror group has been u... more »

The Importance Of Rhetoric In International Relations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Russian MiG-29 jet fighters perform during an air show last year outside Moscow. (Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters) *Shoko Kohama, Kazunori Inamasu and Atsushi Tago, Washington Post*:* Why Putin and Obama use fighting words when they don’t want to fight* Earlier this month, news agencies reported that a Russian fighter jet flew within 10 feet of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea. U.S. officials described the Russian flyby as a “dangerous and unprofessional” maneuver that had “the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions, and could result in a miscalculation or accident.” Ru... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Battle Of The Pacific'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: Oba: The Last Samurai (太平洋の奇跡 –フォックスと呼ばれた男 – Taiheiyō no kiseki: Fokkusu to yobareta otoko, i.e. Miracle of the Pacific: The Man Called Fox), also known as Miracle of the Pacific, Battle of the Pacific and Codename: Fox, is a 2011 Japanese World War II Pacific War drama film directed by Hideyuki Hirayama and based on the true story of Captain Sakae Ōba, who together with his survivors held out on the island of Saipan for 512 days.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 30, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Annie Gowan, Washington Post*: *India's ‘surgical strike’ on Pakistan territory hints at new era for nuclear-armed rivals* NEW DELHI — India’s military remained on high alert and villagers fled border areas Friday, a day after a claimed commando-style mission against suspected militants in Pakistan-controlled territory — an operation that could signal a key shift in India’s longtime policy of restraint toward its regional rival. Details remained scarce about the “surgical strike” that Indian paramilitary forces say they conducted Thursday against militants assembled in six “stag... more »

Musical Interlude: Karl Jenkins, “Palladio”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Karl Jenkins, “Palladio” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqmbz8W1-tA

"A Look to the Heavens"; "Why Do We Look to the Stars?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Distorted galaxy NGC 2442 can be found in the southern constellation of the flying fish, (Piscis) Volans. Located about 50 million light-years away, the galaxy's two spiral arms extending from a pronounced central bar give it a hook-shaped appearance. This deep color image also shows the arms' obscuring dust lanes, young blue star clusters and reddish star forming regions surrounding a core of yellowish light from an older population of stars. But the star forming regions seem more concentrated along the drawn-out (right side) spiral arm. The distorted structure is likely the resu... more »

Chet Raymo, “Sanctus”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Sanctus”* by Chet Raymo “Early in Claire Messud's new novel, “The Woman Upstairs”, the narrator asks herself and others whether they would rather be able to fly or be invisible. I suspect most who visit this blog would prefer to fly. Me too. Until lately. More on that later. For now I want to ask a less frivolous question, one more likely to split down the middle: Do you prefer, as a matter of personal taste, Romanesque or Gothic? Gothic aspires, Romanesque inspires. Gothic soars. Romanesque hunkers. Gothic seeks to let go of the earth. Romanesque grips like a barnacle. Gothic f... more »

"Heaven and Hell"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A belligerent samurai, an old Japanese tale goes, once challenged a Zen master to explain the concept of heaven and hell. The monk replied with scorn, "You're nothing but a lout- I can't waste my time with the likes of you!" His very honor attacked, the samurai flew into a rage and, pulling his sword from its scabbard, yelled "I could kill you for your impertinence." "That,"the monk calmly replied, "is hell." Startled at seeing the truth in what the master pointed out about the fury that had him in its grip, the samurai calmed down, sheathed his sword, and bowed, thanking the monk... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Arvada, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

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