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Apr 28 20:38

Satanists are furious that Boehner compared Ted Cruz to the Dark Lord

On Wednesday night, former House Speaker John Boehner bluntly called GOP candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh.”

When asked for his opinion about the Texas senator, Boehner said, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

It turns out that the Satanic Temple agrees with Boehner’s sentiments — but they said there’s no way Cruz is the living incarnate of Satan.

Apr 27 11:48

NYC Book Launch, Wednesday April 27th TONIGHT!!!!!!

GILAD ATZMON / ENZO APICELLA - A to Zion - The Definitive Israeli Lexicon
Wednesday April 27th, 2016 - 6 - 9 pm

Enzo Apicella and Gilad Atzmon, invite you to the NYC launch of their book.

INFINITO STUDIO- GALLERY

79 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013

http://www.infinitonyc.com/#!blank/lvedy

Join us for a an evening of literature, cartoons and live music!

World famous cartoonist Enzo Apicella and Jazz star Gilad Atzmon have given birth to a new truth-telling satirical book. This book is funny, brutal, ludicrous and occasionally sad.

Buy it today before it is banned!

Apr 27 10:00

Breathtaking Photos Capture Cuba’s Legendary Ballerinas Dancing In The Streets

In Cuba, the ballet is something of a national treasure. The dancers recruited into Alicia Alonso’s storied company Ballet Nacional de Cuba, for example, reportedly make more money than doctors and enjoy a level of fandom reserved only for pop stars in the United States. The Cuban government not only funds ballet training but also subsidizes tickets to ballet performances. Lovers of Cuban dance like to say the adoration and skill is in their DNA.

“You can find anyone in the street here in Havana who can dance as well as most professionals,” Cuba’s Ballet Rakatan choreographer Nilda Guerra told The Guardian.

Apr 25 13:45

A to Zion - The Definitive Israeli Lexicon

INFINITO STUDIO- GALLERY

April 27th, 2016 - 6-9 pm

Join us for a an evening of literature, cartoons and live music!

World famous cartoonist Enzo Apicella and Jazz star Gilad Atzmon have given birth to a new truth-telling satirical book. This book is funny, brutal, ludicrous and occasionally sad.

Buy it today before it is banned!

A to Zion - The definitive Israeli Lexicon is a fictitious alphabetic satirical lexicon. A is for Anti-Semites and for Arabs, B is for BBC and Britain, and so on for the entire alphabet. This book is for everyone.

It contains important and eye-opening definitions like:
Bar Mitzvah – the moment when the male Jew accepts that his foreskin is not going to grow back
Canaan – the land of milking money
Catch 22 – free ham
Jewish mother – Just like a Jewish father but with balls
Water – is vital for all known forms of life except Palestinians

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gilad's book is very funny. Please try to get to the opening if you are in New York, and buy his book to support his peace activism.

Apr 23 10:04

Israel puts poet under house arrest

Dareen Tatour has long dreamed of seeing her poems translated from Arabic into other languages — so that they reach people across the world.

One of her poems has indeed been translated recently, but not in the way she had hoped.

A Hebrew version of “Resist, my people, resist them” was read aloud by an Israeli police officer at a Nazareth court hearing on 13 April. Tatour has been charged with incitement to violence based on the contents of that poem, the Arabic original of which is available on YouTube.

Although the poem urges resistance to Israel, it does not call for specific acts of violence. Rather, it draws attention to violent attacks on Palestinians by Israelis.

Apr 22 19:16

Syrian Army Receives Russian All-Seeing Portable Radars

Another Russian invention has been added to the arsenal of Syrian government forces.

That is a close range reconnaissance radar station "Fara-1" that allows you to track and to destroy the enemy at any time of the day in the absence of optical visibility.

The device, according to the "Vestnik of Mordovia", entered into the service of a number of divisions.

Apr 20 17:32

In ‘Era of Propaganda’ Press Freedom on Decline

Reporters without borders (RWB) released their annual World Press Index which reports that the United States ranks 41 out of 180 in press freedom and independence. The World Press Index is an annual report based on an evaluation of media freedom that measures pluralism, media independence, the quality of the legal framework and the safety of journalists in each country. It is compiled by means of a questionnaire in 20 languages that is completed by an expert. This qualitative analysis is combined with quantitative data on abuses and acts of violence against journalists.

Apr 17 10:25

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Holds First Official Marriage

Legally recognized as a religious organization in New Zealand, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster cooked up its first official wedding this weekend. Marriage is the latest step members of this untraditional spiritual group have taken to be recognized as belonging to a legitimate, religious entity.

Toby Ricketts and Marianna Young of New Zealand got married this weekend, and they owe eternal happiness to a divine mass of noodles in the sky.

Apr 16 22:19

Russia plans S-500 missile defense system deployment

“We are expecting the first models of the S-500 air defense systems very soon,” RT quoted Russian Aerospace Forces Vice-Commander Lieutenant General Viktor Gumenny as saying on Friday.

According to reports, Russia’s Defense Ministry has already ordered five of the systems which are currently passing their final testing stages.

Viktor Murakhovsky, a member of the Military-Industrial Commission advisory council, said the new complex will be highly superior to its previous models such as the S-400.

Apr 15 08:26

'A Heavy Penalty...for Making Money' - 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Classic 'Taxman'

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of "Taxman," the classic Beatles song protesting high taxes.

The song was written by George Harrison and released in 1966 on the album "Revolver." In "The Beatles Anthology" documentary, Harrison explains the origin of the song: “In those days we paid 19 shillings and sixpence [96p] out of every pound, and with supertax and surtax and tax-tax it was ridiculous - a heavy penalty to pay for making money. That was a big turn-off for Britain. Anybody who ever made any money moved to America or somewhere else.”

Apr 14 20:02

Let Me Ask America a Question

By DONALD J. TRUMP
April 14, 2016 7:18 p.m. ET
355 COMMENTS
On Saturday, April 9, Colorado had an “election” without voters. Delegates were chosen on behalf of a presidential nominee, yet the people of Colorado were not able to cast their ballots to say which nominee they preferred.

A planned vote had been canceled. And one million Republicans in Colorado were sidelined.

Let me ask America a question: How has the “system” been working out for you and your family?

I, for one, am not interested in defending a system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people. Members of the club—the consultants, the pollsters, the politicians, the pundits and the special interests—grow rich and powerful while the American people grow poorer and more isolated.

Apr 14 09:04

‘Democracy Spring is a Soros-funded, anti-Trump radical movement’

Americans, at least the enlightened ones, know that the system is rigged. And the organic element that’s here is that the people of America have every right to be angry because big money dominates politics, Christopher Greene from alternative GreeneWave TV, told RT.

RT: What's the key driver of this public anger we're seeing in the US capital?
Christopher Greene: George Soros, primarily. It is important to note that ‘Democracy Spring’ is an anti-Donald Trump radical organization.

Apr 12 07:00

Just Flasking Ridiculous!

By Jack Perry
April 12, 2016
Hey, did you know in Texas, it’s illegal to possess an Erlenmeyer flask without a permit from the government? What’s an Erlenmeyer flask? It’s that glass conical-bottom, narrow-necked flask you see in all the science labs. Remember high school science class? So why is a piece of science lab equipment illegal without das paperwerken from das government? Because it’s allegedly used to manufacture illegal drugs. Well, gosh, so are a lot of things! But this is a thing I have mentioned before here and now would like to expand on: Local government is often the most tyrannical because they can pass laws faster than the federal government can spend a billion dollars.
Webmaster addition: I use an Erlenmeyer flask to make nano-silver!

Apr 09 07:23

Atzmon vs. Rugby World Cup

Busy weekend in Britain:

Tonight Sep 25 Soner Ersen trio featuring Gilad Atzmon @ Green Lanes Bar

9pm, 7 salisbury promenade, Green Lanes, Harringay , London N8 0RX.

Sax: Gilad Atzmon , Bass: Cem Tuncer, Drums: Clark Tracey, Piano: Soner Ersen

Tomorrow Sep 26 Gilad Atzmon 4tet @ 606 Jazz Club chelsea, London

Sunday A Talk for the Leicester Secular Society

Subject: Truth and concealment in Palestine and beyond

http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk

18:30 BST

Apr 09 07:22

Continental Weekend: Germany, Austria and Cz Republic

Friday 2nd - Gilad Atzmon & The OHE – Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany

http://www.unterfahrt.de/index.php?language=en&action=overview&mo=10&y...

Friday 3rd - Gilad Atzmon & The OHE , Mundelfingen, Germany

House Concert +49 7707/9770

Sunday 4th - Gilad Atzmon & The OHE, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria

http://www.porgy.at/e-index.html

Monday 5th - Cognitive Partitioning And The War Against The Poor, A Talk In Prague, Cz Republic,

Location: A Maze in Tchaiovna

7 PM-Please reserve your place by emailing a.maze.in.tchaiovna@gmail.com

Tuesday - 6th Gilad Atzmon 4tet, Prague, Cz Republic with With, Tomáš Jochmann, Jan Fe?o, Dušan ?ernák

Apr 09 07:22

We are giving away Gaza Mon Amour in return for donations for Palestine Trauma Centre

Apr 09 07:21

Tonight: Alan Barnes, Gilad Atzmon & The Lowest Common Denominator

Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon, two of Britain's most celebrated saxophonists, join forces for a special performance at Hideaway. Expect an evening of humour and superb music by a hand-chosen band of jazz stars!

Apr 09 07:20

International Jazz Workshop: concerts from 08 - 14 august 2016, workshop from 09 - 13 august 2016

Jazz, improvisation and education combined with a music festival. An intense week of tuition, concerts and jam sessions for all levels, led by some of the world's best teachers and performers.

Probably the cheapest Jazz course in Europe.

Teaches:

Gilad Atzmon (sax, art director), Kevin Dean (tr), Johannes Müller (sax), Thilo Wagner (pi) Davide Petrocca (bs), Enzo Zirilli (dr), Brigitte Beraha (voc), Barbara Bürkle (voc), Saul Rubin (guit), Nicolas Meier (guit), Adriano Adewale (per), Ivo Neame (pi), Yaron Stavi (bs)

Apr 08 08:06

Panama Papers may help solve mystery of Modigliani masterpiece missing for 50 years, fifth estate finds

Now, a massive leak of 11.5 million documents known as the Panama Papers contains secret documents that may help solve part of the mystery of the masterpiece called Seated Man With A Cane.

The Panama Papers reveal that a powerful family of international art dealers may be using a Panamanian-registered company to obscure its ownership of the Modigliani painting that is at the centre of a high-stakes court battle.

Apr 06 12:01

Don Terryl Plumeri, 71, was found murdered inside his Dunnellon rental home Friday

Plumeri's work was featured in more than 50 Hollywood films. He is a gold and platinum recording artist and most recently released a DVD of his work with the Moscow Philharmonic in 2012.

Apr 06 07:43

Ted Cruz and Pastors Smite Donald Trump in Wisconsin

Christian Evangelical support. Voter fraud,as well as Trump doing virtually No campaigning in Wisconsin,sending Palin in as his sub.
His support has been dropping since he made that groveling speech before AIPAC and talking about jailing women for abortions wasn't too smart either. I sure hope we are not being Perowwed!

MILWAUKEE — On Tuesday night, Christians saved Ted Cruz.
The Texan made winning Wisconsin look easy, waltzing to a double-digit victory in the Badger State and all but guaranteeing that the Republican Party will pick its nominee at a contested convention in Cleveland this summer.
But Tuesday’s result was not predestined—and it wasn’t just a series of unforced errors that made the Trump Train sputter. The Cruz team pulled off a singular organizing feat, corralling a sizable number of Christian pastors for last-minute endorsements that helped shore up his support among evangelical Christians.

Apr 04 07:06

Play about 17-year-old Palestinian youth killed in 2000 tours Atlanta, St. Louis, New York

A play about martyrdom in the second intifada that has been widely praised is playing to sold-out audiences on campuses across the country and you should check it out if you get a chance. The show is called There Is a Field, and the playwright is the prolific activist/author Jen Marlowe. Marlowe did extensive reporting on the case of Aseel Asleh, 17, killed in October 2000; and this dramatic work featuring a diverse cast of actors and dealing with state violence generally is the result.

Mar 31 18:39

The Wounded Phoenix of Palmyra

As DGAM explains to visitors, while ISIS terrorists target treasures and encourage looting and illicit trafficking to fund their operations, claiming that they consider that statues are idols against their ideologies and, consequently, they do not trade with them. But part of the reality is that ISIS could not find many of the artifacts given that DGAM with the help of the local population had already evacuated them.

Mar 31 14:12

‘Terrorism Threat’ Main Focus Of Obama’s Final Nuclear Security Summit

While President Barack Obama’s final nuclear security summit focuses on the threat of atomic terror in a major western city by non-state actors, activists argue that aging nuclear power plants and weapons proliferation are issues of greater concern.

Mar 29 19:21

Trump Hires Former Gazprom Consultant as Foreign Policy Adviser

The leading candidate for US president from Republican party, Donald Trump hired investment banker Carter Page, who worked with investments in the oil and gas industry, as his foreign policy adviser. Before he created his own investment fund Global Energy Capital, Page worked at Merrill Lynch, was a consultant of the Russian state monopolist "Gazprom" and spent three years in Moscow.

On the pages of Global Policy Paige fumed about the "false philosophy and draconian tactics" of NATO, explained the actions of the authorities of Russia, Iran and China as a "response" to the "humiliating treatment" by the United States and accused the West of creating "economic disaster in Russia and Ukraine", stated that the revolution in Kiev was staged by Victoria Nuland, and so on in the same spirit.

Mar 25 15:48

Texas police shoot and kill robber holding hostage

Strong language. Excellent shooting!

Police shot and killed an armed robbery suspect who took an employee hostage in Irving, TX.

Mar 25 06:29

It Cometh from the Pit:And Hath a Knout

Once upon a time there was a fairy kingdom that lived inside a place called The Beltway, and was surrounded on all four sides by a land called America. The Beltway was aligned with another kingdom called Manhattan, inhabited by disembodied heads that spoke from the walls of bars, and with with yet another closed kingdom called Hollywood, the abode of half-educated narcissists.

Mar 24 07:46

ISIS attacked Brussels? The US created ISIS? Therefore?

As far as the Brussels attacks are concerned, if we assume that ISIS was responsible, the whole scenario is turned upside down after analyzing the basis of ISIS.

The Obama administration (jointly with the Bush administration) should be announcing: “Well, we keep ISIS alive. Unfortunately, things happen. One of those things is Brussels.”

And then you could go on to query the sincerity of the word “unfortunately.”

Mar 23 07:53

From AIPAC to Trump: Michael Glassner’s journey

How does one go from serving as AIPAC’s Southwest Regional Political Director a year ago to running Donald Trump’s national political operation today?
Ever since Trump announced his White House bid last June, Michael Glassner has been serving as his campaign’s national political director. In part, he is credited with landing the coveted Sarah Palin endorsement ahead of the Iowa Caucus last month.

Upon moving to New Jersey in the late nineties, Glassner served as a senior advisor to Lewis Eisenberg, the then-Chairman of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and a prominent Republican Jewish leader. He worked out of the Port Authority’s World Trade Center office but left just before 9/11 to join IDT Corp in Newark. Glassner credits his former boss, IDT founder Howard Jonas, whom he referred to as “a strong Zionist and an AIPAC guy,” with encouraging him to become more active in pro-Israel politics.

Mar 22 15:06

‘Ready To Fire’ Cellphone-Shaped Double-Barrel Handgun Could Be Released

A new two-shot, double-barreled handgun can be neatly folded into the shape of a box resembling a smartphone – and its release is making police nervous.

The concept handgun, patent pending, would be manufactured by Ideal Conceal, a Minnesota startup. The .380 caliber pistol is small enough to be folded into a palm-sized square that can be easily slipped into a back pocket. Because it looks similar to a smartphone, it could be left out in plain view on a shop counter without arousing suspicions.

Mar 18 17:48

WHAT IS COLD FUSION?

When hydrogen, the main element of water, is introduced to a small piece of the metal nickel or palladium, a reaction occurs that can create excess heat and transmutation products. Excess heat means more heat comes out of the system than went in to the system. The excess heat can make hot water and useful steam to turn a turbine and produce electricity.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. On Earth, hydrogen is found in water. An energy source from hydrogen is clean, with no carbon-dioxide CO2 emissions. In LENR reactions, only tiny amounts of the hydrogen are consumed and the metal is recyclable when spent.

Ultra-clean and Energy Dense

Mar 18 11:28

COPS CRIMINALLY CHARGE DJ FOR PLAYING NWA’S ‘F*CK THA POLICE’

Is the United States turning into a police state? Incidences like this certainly make it seem that way.

A popular music DJ has just been charged with disorderly conduct for nothing more than playing NWA.’s classic ‘F*ck tha Police’ song, while cops conducted a “raid” on a club for having “too many people in attendance.”

MassLive reported that the incident took place when police officers from Westfield, Massachusetts found themselves called to get ride of 350 people who had exceeded the 160-capacity limit for the club in question.

The place where the music was being Shenanigans Pub.

Kashawn Harris, AKA DJ Boogy, couldn’t believe the ridiculousness of the police raiding a place for having a few more people than the fire department would like to see.

So he began spinning the famous NWA track, which led to the officers giving charging the 25-year-old with disorderly conduct.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, I get the issue of overcrowding, and it can be a real public safety issue.

But to charge this guy for attempting to start a "riot"?!?

Please, give me a break!

Although I am a primarily Christian composer, this is a free speech issue, pure and simple. I hope his attorney defends him on those grounds.

And if ALL police around the country were treating ALL of its citizens with respect and dignity, this lyric would never have been created in the first place.

This is simply a reflection of anger expressed as a song, and it is no bloody wonder that it has such a resonance with many of the dispossessed in this country.

Mar 18 07:36

Finicum Shooting: Was Bundy Driver/“Bodyguard” an FBI Agent Provocateur?

There is a startling omission in a newly released official “Incident Report” on the shooting death of LaVoy Finicum that has reopened controversy over a key figure in the Oregon standoff with federal authorities. Recent Facebook postings by supporters of the occupation point to the conspicuous exclusion of this individual’s name in the 360-page report released last week as further evidence that he is “the informant and rat” who betrayed Finicum, Ammon Bundy, and the other occupiers.

Mar 15 16:55

Ben Carson Confession: I Endorsed Trump Because He Promised Me a Job

I wondered why this guy endorsed Trump. Can you say,"Setup"!

Doctor Ben Carson’s endorsement of Donald Trump on Friday appears to have come at a price, in the form of a promised position within the Trump administration, which may be illegal.

Mar 12 05:55

Opportunist Ted Cruz:"Donald Trump Is Responsible" For Organized Chicago Violence

This is quite stunning even for a politician as low as Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz has a prime opportunity to highlight the intolerance of the left. Instead he choses to attack Donald Trump:

Mar 11 18:08

The Triumph Of The Ratfuckers

The guy is a lib mad about the proposed government shutdown 3 years ago,but he does describe "Rat Fucking",pretty well.

As the Reign Of The Morons enters its third day, let us
pause for a moment to pay tribute to a political visionary whose entire career presaged the current moment,
anticipating the essential dynamic in play in Washington right now in all of
its petulant, kindergartenish glory. Let us raise a morning glass to Donald
Segretti, the ratfucker.

Mar 09 13:50

ATTENTION SEATTLE READERS - DEATH ON THE SUPERMARKET SHELF

In 1982, 8 year-old Michelle saw her mother die after taking Tylenol. 6 more deaths were reported. What followed was a nation wide panic that forever altered consumer confidence.

Alan Bryce, writer of For All That, brings us another engrossing play – a real life murder mystery with a darkly disturbing backdrop of corporate intrigue with the child of one of the victims still in relentless pursuit of the truth.

Written by Alan A Bryce Directed by Tina Polzin Music Arranged and Recorded by Dawn Clement

Set Designer - Julia Welch Costume Desinger - Melinda Hare Lighting Designer - Paul Arnold

Sound Designer - Amy Silveria Properties - Jordan Adams Stage Manager - Colton Sullivan

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP

The Center Stage Theater has mounted a play based on the story of the Tylenol murders and the experiences of Michelle Rosen, whose mother was one of the victims. Michelle (who has been on my radio show many times) was in Seattle for the premier over the weekend and reports back that the production company did a great job of telling the story of the "investigation." If you live in near Seattle, you might find it worthwhile to see this show.

Mar 08 18:40

1,845 Cases Filed For 'Insulting' Turkish President In Just 18 Months

They compare pics of Gollum and Erdogan side to side. My sides hurt!

from the thin-skin dept
Okay, so it was already fairly obvious that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had something of a thin skin. This is the guy who is trying to put a local doctor in jail for posting a picture comparing Erdogan to Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEM7I5VSVjY

Mar 07 18:44

What are the Best Cannabis Strains for Anxiety?

Posted for those folks suffering from Trump Anxiety or the even more serious Paranoid Trumpophenia.

Mar 04 11:08

Tomorrow is Christmas - Music by Claire K. Rivero, Lyrics by William South

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Last Christmas, one of Claire's works was performed by the Choir Esperanza in Utrecht, The Netherlands. We didn't announce it ahead of time as in the past this has resulted in threatening phone calls against choir directors who want to do Claire's music.

Today we finally saw the video, and while it wasn't the most skilled of performances, Claire is pleased to be out there!

More of Claire's music is at melophilia.net.

Mar 02 17:11

The splendor of the House of Romanov’s final ball

The Romanovs’ last ball and its Star Wars and playing-card replicas.

Feb 29 21:53

Donald Trump Wants To Legalize Marijuana

Up to the states he says. A Constitution Man. I can dig it!

Published on Oct 29, 2015
Trump answers legalization of marijuana question at Reno, NV rally on 10/29/15. His answer: he supports medical marijuana FULLY, and supports state legalization of RECREATIONAL marijuana.

Feb 25 08:47

The Globalists and the Islamists:

The Globalists and the Islamists:

Fomenting the "Clash of Civilizations" for a New World Order

Part Two:

The Muslim Brotherhood – The Globalists' Secret Weapon

I. The Roots of Islamic Terrorism
II. Creating the 'Arc of Crisis'
III. The Muslim Brotherhood Branches Out
IV. Osama Bin Laden: The Early Years
V. Bin Laden In Exile
VI. World Trade Center 1993
VII. Bin Laden's Money Problems
VIII. The Brotherhood Revolution Continues

Feb 23 22:50

AL: Armed Citizen lnvolved in Stopping Mass Shooting

The perp lost his balls....literally and surgically. What a shot!

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Another legally armed person has stopped a potential mass shooting in Hamilton, Alabama on February 10th, 2016.

The shooting occurred in the morning, a little over an hour before noon, over a distance of a couple of blocks.

Two people, 67-year-old Donny Miller and 61-year-old Linda Cole were killed in separate offices. The second victim was shot in an accounting office close to the bank pictured above.

The legally armed man believed that he hit the suspect, Jimmy Cooper, twice. That is consistent with the reports that the suspect has gunshot wounds to the arm and leg.

Feb 21 15:34

Russian 5th Generation Fighter Jet T-50 PAK FA Sets World Record in Rate of Climb

The Russians are showin off!

Russian fifth generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA) has set the world record in rate of climb, reports the Russian newspaper.
The Russian aircraft was climbing at a speed of 384 meters per second. With such speed it would have been on top of Everest in 23 seconds, said the portal.

Feb 18 08:51

Huge Waves Provide Rare Glimpse of Hawaiian Petroglyphs

The huge waves that hit Hawaii during the weather phenomena known as El Niño (El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO)) excite surfers and, on the odd occasion, rock art enthusiasts too. They know that when the waves are tall enough, there is a chance to catch a glimpse of some centuries-old petroglyphs. The window of opportunity is often short, this time it was only a day, but the appeal is all the greater for the intermittent peeps at the past.

Feb 16 17:09

Hey, hey, hey... (Crab with a Knife)

Crab control or gun control! He really handles that knife like a pro!

Feb 13 19:04

Turkish FM: No decision made for anti-ISIL ground operation in Syria

BEX and a deception? Only the Russians know for sure!

“This is not an issue for Turkey or Saudi Arabia alone, we have been saying that the coalition should be doing this,” Çavu?o?lu said on Feb. 13 when asked about the reports of a possible ground operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) by Turkey and Saudi Arabia in Syria.

“But there is no solid decision on this, no concrete strategy,” Çavu?o?lu added. “This is not a new idea, but as of today, there is no decision regarding a ground operation.”

Feb 13 18:24

Week Eighteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: a dramatic escalation appears imminent

This column was written for the Unz Review.

The situation in Syria has reached a watershed moment and a dramatic escalation of the war appears imminent. Let’s look again at how we reached this point.

Russia has taken the preparations needed to go to war with Turkey.

Feb 13 18:17

BEX ALERT - US calls on Turkey to halt military strikes in Syria

The Double Cross begins?

We are concerned about the situation north of Aleppo and are working to de-escalate tensions on all sides," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement on Saturday.

"We have also seen reports of artillery fire from the Turkish side of the border and urged Turkey to cease such fires,?" he added.

Webmaster addition:

Feb 11 14:33

The Art of Dissidence and Diplomacy

The position of the body is the same. The figure is prone on the beach, near the water’s edge. The head is face down in the sand, and the face is just visible. One arm is close to the body, palm upward. The knees are bent, the feet together.

Feb 10 13:28

THE TRUTH ABOUT MODERN ART

Feb 09 13:04

Trash or Masterpiece? German creates ‘art’ using emergency blankets, cleaner sweeps it away

Modern art often gets labelled as 'rubbish', but spare a thought for a German artist who created a work made of foil emergency blankets - to raise awareness of refugees coming to Europe. The message was lost on a cleaner, who swept it all away!

Feb 06 09:41

The Wizard of Oz - What did it really mean?

Can you read between the lines and see the author's intent?

The Wizard of Oz was an allegory for the condition of America in the 1930s following the stock market crash and bankruptcy of the US Government.

Feb 05 10:29

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Feb 04 09:19

Seattle theater to stage play about Tylenol murders

The play centers on the "moral conundrums" faced by police and Johnson & Johnson. But it also focuses on the tireless pursuit of what happened by Michelle Rosen, daughter of victim Mary "Lynn" Reiner, of Winfield.

Rosen was only 8 years old when she saw her mother drop to the kitchen floor and die of cyanide poisoning. Years later, that memory drove her to spend years doing her own in-depth investigation. Despite obstacles, Rosen uncovered information about the case (much of it is on tylenolmurders.com) and came to believe the Tylenol tampering occurred in the distribution channel, not the widely believed theory that a lone madman planted cyanide in Tylenol bottles across the suburbs.

Rosen's research was used in "The Tylenol Mafia." However, her findings have been largely ignored by investigators.

Rosen, who now lives in Texas, said she doesn't know Bryce and hasn't seen his script. But she is hopeful the play will help bring the spotlight back onto the cold case.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Michelle Rosen has been a guest on the radio show many times, and we will have her back to talk about this new play.

Feb 04 04:25

Ammon Bundy's Attorney Has been Up On Disciplinary Charges

Rather strange proceedings even for the feds. Check this though. Ammon Bundy's attorney is a former prosecutor who was brought up on disciplinary charges to wit:

Craig Cook · Sandy, Oregon
Ammon's lawyer sounds like a real neat guy:
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C. MICHAEL ARNOLD
OSB #011873
Eugene
Reprimand

On Jan. 17, 2008, the disciplinary board approved a stipulation for discipline reprimanding Eugene lawyer C. Michael Arnold for violating RPC 8.4(a)(2) (commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects).

Feb 03 21:18

The Art of War Quotes

He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious!

For to win 100 victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

Jan 31 09:10

SUNDAY MATINEE ~~ PALESTINIAN ART OF STEADFASTNESS

After the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine, what has become known as the Nakba, the theme of refugees — “hopeless, helpless and without homes” — dominated.

But, as veteran artist Sliman Mansour explains, after the emergence of the armed struggle in the 1960s, “Palestinian art became proud.”

“The Palestinian woman with her nice dress, flowing hair and long neck: the woman is a symbol of the revolution,” he says.

Jerusalem soon became a symbol for Palestine, and Mansour is perhaps best known for his painting of an elderly man carrying its walled Old City, with the Dome of the Rock as its crown jewel, on his back.

Jan 30 18:19

Syrian Army outflanks ISIS fighters in eastern Aleppo – Map update

Pretty soon they will have ISIS in a Cauldron and they will be rolled up and destroyed Like G.A. Custer at the Little Big Horn,which is why Erdogan is screaming bloody murder!

Earlier today, Tiger Forces captured the village of Tanouza as government troops continue to defeat ISIS fighters in eastern Aleppo. Just yesterday, the Syrian Arab Army captured Afesh village while also advancing from newly liberated Wadiah. The main government push seems to be west from Kuweiris Airbase towards the city of Aleppo; meanwhile, sporadic clashes continue relentlessly a few miles from Deir Hafer and Al-Bab.

Regrettably from an Islamist perspective, local ISIS fighters witness themselves desperately trying to predict the next advance by Tiger Forces. Meanwhile, government troops find themselves in high morale as they continue to seize momentum while gradually passing through a collapsing Islamic State line of defence.

Jan 30 09:22

Tyranny,Defiance,and the Death of LaVoy Finicum

They are charged under a federal civil war statute making it illegal to fight back. Then they had the Civil War.

LaVoy Finicum, who was shot at a roadblock by Oregon State Troopers and left to bleed to death in the snow, was not a violent criminal. He and his colleagues from the group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom were traveling to John Day, Oregon to organize political resistance to federal control over lands in the western United States.

The carefully planned ambush, which displayed detailed intelligence regarding the plans of Finicum and his friends, was a joint operation between the FBI and the Oregon State Police. It was was not carried out in defense of persons or property, but to enforce the will of those in control of the Regime.

Jan 29 17:42

Public Land Mismanagement

“This legislation guarantees that we will not take our forests, rivers, oceans, national parks, monuments and wilderness areas for granted, but rather we will set them aside and guard their sanctity for everyone to share. That’s something all Americans can support.” Those were the words of President Barack Obama on March 30 when he signed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act that placed an additional 2 million acres of public land under the federal government’s most stringent use restrictions. To anyone who knows the record of public land management, however, these words of preservation and unanimous support ring hollow.

Environmental Irresponsibility–Decades of fire suppression by the Forest Service have disrupted natural fire cycles and turned many western forests into tinderboxes waiting to burn........

Jan 27 10:52

Why Ammon Bundy’s Oregon standoff is doomed to fail

Here's the media's version of why this will fail.

But the real reason it is doomed to fail is because it is a government operation, on both sides. The objective is total control of all property in the United States in accordance with the UN's Agenda 21 objectives, such as "sustainable development" which when boiled down is nothing but the end of private property.

One way or another, the Bundy's got roped in to this either by the agents provocateur from the Bundy Ranch Stand-Off, or by direct threats to cooperate in this psyop. The militias that were at the Bundy Ranch identified these agents provocateur and outed them to the Bundys. What surprised everyone in the militias was that the Bundy's picked these very same trouble makers as their personal security on the Ranch.

Jan 27 10:43

Oregon Standoff: Federal Provocateurs, Sociopaths And Idiots

I was first apprised of this a few minutes ago by folks on the ground out in Oregon. They report that Payne, Ritzheimer and every other “tiger-talking” fruit, nut and federal provocateur previously identified from the Bundy standoff were now in possession of the building and daring the Feds to do anything about it. My initial reaction was to observe that at least afterward we’ll know who the federal snitches are because they will be the only ones who survive the raid to take back the building. My understanding is that this premeditated action has been condemned by the Oregon Three Percenters and other groups but the fact of the matter is that these people are writing checks that they expect the rest of us to cash in our blood. And the Hammonds themselves are disavowing this action in the strongest terms.

Jan 27 10:39

The Bundy Oregon Standoff Psyop: I fought the law and the law won

But a funny thing happened on the way to the neoliberal privatization party. The feds finally stepped in and did their job arresting the leadership of the illegal occupation.

Or did they?

As far as I can tell, the official story goes something like this:

The feds somehow got wind of a road trip the Bundy leadership was taking to John Day so they set up a road-block in order to arrest them away from the Malheur National Forest where they have been illegally occupying the wildlife refuge (and wrecking the place) since Jan. 2, 2016.

Ammond Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Shawna Cox, 59, of Kanab, Utah, and Ryan Waylen Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Mont., Brian Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nev. were arrested at the scene.

Jan 27 07:33

Israeli culture minister to propose 'loyalty bill' in bid to control artistic funding

New legislation being proposed by Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev would authorize her ministry to cut off government funding to institutions that attack Israel and its symbols. Regev says she wants both to end her ministry’s role as an “ATM” that dispenses money but wields no influence over the content produced by the state-funded institutions, and to invest the ministry with more power to supervise their activities.

Regev is due to present her new legislation, which she calls the “cultural loyalty” law, at a meeting of the Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee on Wednesday. She says its aim is “for the first time, to make support for a cultural institution dependent on its loyalty to the State of Israel.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is apparent that Ms. Regev has absolutely zero clue about how dystopianly Orwellian this bill sounds; a "cultural loyalty oath", really?!?

Slowly but surely, the grip of dictatorship is strangling both artistic expression in Israel, and even the faintest, most reasonable, and logical criticism of its government.

Jan 25 20:46

"God Bless America" (The Red Army Choir)

It's a strange world.

Jan 20 20:36

BEXALERT!: Earth’s temperature depends on where you put thermometer

HMMMMM!It all depends on where you put the thermometer. Maybe they should try a rectal thermometer!

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to measuring global warming, it’s all about altitude.

Temperature readings taken close to Earth’s surface — about 6 feet off the ground — show a slightly warmer planet than measurements taken from on high by satellites in orbit.

And that discrepancy has given ammunition to climate-change doubters.

Government agencies and most scientists rely primarily on ground measurements, and they show that 2015 was the warmest year on record.

Jan 19 11:22

Some Bad Ass History:Saladin!

Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub was born in the small town of Tikrit to Kurdish Muslim parents in the year 1137 CE. He would become one of the most influential and admired military leaders in medieval history; loved by his people and respected by his enemies for years to come.

Now Salah al-Din was renowned throughout the world for his ability to not be a dick to people. So when he took over the vast Arab territories, the Christian knight commander Raynald of Chatillon decided it would be cool to fuck with him and try to provoke him into a fight.

Finally, Salah al-Din was like, "OK seriously, fuck this guy." and he set out to kick the ass of Raynald of Chatillon.

Salah al-Din sold all the captured knights back to their families for hefty ransoms except for Raynald, who was executed because he had been both a total bitch and a pain in the ass.

Jan 19 08:10

Rachel Corrie’s family pays tribute to Alan Rickman

The family of Rachel Corrie has published an emotional tribute to actor and director Alan Rickman, who died last week at the age of 69.

“Though they never met, Alan was a great friend to our daughter and sister Rachel,” the statement reads.

Jan 17 17:07

Paleomar Project

Select one of the times from the list on the left and check out what the Earth's climate was like millions of years ago.
Or view an animation that shows how the Earth's climatic belts have changed through time. View Climate Animation
We can determine the past climate of the Earth by mapping the distribution of ancient coals, desert deposits, tropical soils, salt deposits, glacial material, as well as the distribution of plants and animals that are sensitive to climate, such as alligators, palm trees & mangrove swamps.

More Info on how we determined the ancient climate.

ICE HOUSE or HOT HOUSE?
During the last 2 billion years the Earth's climate has alternated between a frigid "Ice House", like today's world, and a steaming "Hot House", like the world of the dinosaurs.

This chart shows how global climate has changed through time.

Jan 17 13:07

Home of Heroes: General David Shoup

A great Man and Marine!

"Until you're 21 you can't vote…can't participate in this great democratic process. But you can make your vote heard. You don't have to be a vegetable 'til you're 21. You can demonstrate. Historically, demonstrations intended to bring unrealistic regimes to heel, have on balance, produced good for the exploited masses. It may be well that this technique has finally come in an exploding fashion to America and American students. It shows that you are thinking. That you're interested and want to do something to be heard. That you don't intend to sit ignorantly and idly by and watch this world panorama of confusion trot by under camouflage and not express yourselves about how you want the future to be. The future that will soon be your responsibility."

General David Shoup, USMC
Pierce College, May 14, 1966

Jan 16 16:31

Remembering Alan Rickman’s pro-Palestinian play about Rachel Corrie, American activist crushed by Israeli bulldozer

This guy was a great actor and evidently a Man!

British actor Alan Rickman died Thursday at age 69, after a battle with cancer. Although perhaps most known for playing the melancholy Professor Snape in the “Harry Potter” movies, Rickman had not only a legendary film and theater résumé, but also a firm commitment to progressive politics, and support for Palestinian rights in particular.

Rickman edited and directed a play in 2005 titled “My Name Is Rachel Corrie,” based on the life of a 23-year-old American activist who was killed by an Israeli soldier.

Jan 15 09:05

The Ignored Rickman

Rickman then stood up for murdered American activist Rachel Corrie, who was deliberately run over by an Israeli bulldozer when trying to stop the illegal razing of Palestinian homes in Gaza. In 2005 My Name is Rachel Corrie was met with censorship and political turmoil in New York City.

Rachel Corrie, by siding with Palestinians, met the same fate as many, including demonization in the western press for daring to oppose Israeli war crimes. Rickman not only stood up for her memory but immortalized it in the play based upon her words.

We haven’t heard much about Alan Rickman’s passionate political activism today. The perception pushed out is that he was simply another Harry Potter character. And so I needed to mention it. He was a great actor and a man of integrity, that rare ingredient you cannot buy at any price.

Jan 14 09:46

Trump Supporter Ann Coulter Obliterates Nikki Haley, Then Seeks Her Deportation

The Republican Party is dead. Long live Trump.

Governor Nikki Haley delivered the response last night to Barack Obama’s final SOTU Address.

Rather than focus on Barack Obama’s nasty remarks and attacks on Republican politicians the GOP last night focused their attention on bashing Donald Trump.

And they wonder why conservatives don’t trust them?

Trump supporter Ann Coulter obliterated Haley and the GOP after her Trump-trashing response.

Jan 13 21:08

Terpenes!

?9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Formula: C21H30O2
Molecular Mass: 314.2246 g/mol
Boiling Point: 157 °C (315 °F)

?9-tetrahydrocannabinol (commonly referred to as “?9-THC,” “D9-THC,” “d9-THC” or simply “THC”) is a neutral cannabinoid, well known for being strongly psychoactive. Of all the scientific discoveries that have been made about THC, probably the single most important was how THC enabled scientists to discover the existence of the Endocannabinoid system in vertebrate animals (including humans): a critical part of physiology that, up until then, was unknown. THC has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments and disorders including pain, tumors, nausea and ADHD.

And there is more!

Jan 13 15:57

Broken Promises On Display At Native American Treaties Exhibit

For centuries, treaties have defined the relationship between many Native American nations and the U.S. More than 370 ratified treaties have helped the U.S. expand its territory and led to many broken promises made to American Indians.

A rare exhibit of such treaties at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., looks back at this history. It currently features one of the first compacts between the U.S. and Native American nations – the Treaty of Canandaigua.

Jan 11 22:44

Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs

Researchers at MIT have shown that by surrounding the filament with a special crystal structure they can bounce back the energy which is usually lost

Jan 11 16:22

Russian air force provides support for 7,000 Syrian rebels advancing on ISIS – General Staff

The Russians are now flying air support for the Anti-Assad pro Syrian FSA against ISIS and their capital Raaqa! This is big. The days of Obama's terrorist army are about over!

Russia’s air force has hit 1,100 jihadist targets in Syria since the start of the year, enabling “patriotic” Syrian rebels to mount an offensive against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) strongholds in Raqqa and Palmyra.

“Russian aviation is providing support for all the patriotic forces fighting against international terrorists on Syria’s territory. Today, we are attacking targets on behalf of 11 democratic opposition militias, numbering over 7,000 in total,” Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main operations department of the Russian General Staff, said during a televised press briefing in Moscow.

Jan 11 08:52

Alan Barnes, Gilad Atzmon & The Lowest Common Denominator, Bonnington Theatre, Nottingham

Gilad tour dates Jan-Mar 2016

Jan 05 17:38

The Case For Civil Disobedience In Oregon

This is from The National Review!

Watching the news yesterday, a person could be forgiven for thinking that a small group of Americans had literally lost their minds. Militias are marching through Oregon on behalf of convicted arsonists? A small band of armed men has taken over a federal building? The story practically writes itself.

Or does it? Deranged militiamen spoiling for a fight against the federal government make for good copy, but what if they’re right? What if the government viciously and unjustly prosecuted a rancher family so as to drive them from their land? Then protest, including civil disobedience, would be not just understandable but moral, and maybe even necessary.

Jan 04 23:18

Islamophobia Rising: FBI Warns ‘Militia Extremists’ Are Targeting Muslims

Check out the FBI's Poster boy. Can you say Agent Provocateur and now Ammon Bundy's guard!

WASHINGTON — While the mainstream media showers attention on any crime with even the slightest hint of a connection to ISIS or other Muslim extremists, less attention is being paid to a growing number of threats against everyday Muslims in the United States despite the FBI raising the alarm.

The FBI issued an intelligence bulletin in May, warning that “militia extremists” are increasing their violent rhetoric against Muslims and even potentially making concrete plans to target them for violence. “The FBI makes these assessments with high confidence on the basis of a large body of source reporting generated mainly since 2013,” noted the bulletin.

Jan 03 16:36

According to obtained documents, after rape and forcing inmates to do oral sex, British Soldiers could face charges for possible War Crimes committed in Iraq

British soldiers could face charges for war crimes that were allegedly committed during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, according to the head of a UK government unit that handles claims of torture and unlawful killing. Mark Warwick, a former police detective who runs the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), told The Independent in an interview on Saturday that there's sufficient evidence to justify charges against British troops for the abuse and murder of Iraqi civilians.

Dec 27 12:48

California police officer killed protecting Alex Jones from potential killer

AUSTIN, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) — If you don’t already know him, Alex Jones is a controversial radio talk show host who does what he says and says what he does. The guy is for real and he’s in it for the long-haul. In fact, you can likely bet he’s one of the establishment’s top enemies aside from Donald Trump who Jones recently interviewed.

He’s been exposing the “New World Order” as he’s termed them, the world’s top “globalist elite” for years on his popular radio show, “The Alex Jones Show”.

On Dec 22. Jones reported while on air that the Police Chief of Austin had previously informed him that they had arrested someone who came to town awhile back to kill Jones.

Jones said:

Dec 23 13:09

Huge fire destroys Museum in Sao Paulo

A huge fire has engulfed the Museum of the Portuguese Language in central Sao Paulo, Monday.

Dec 22 14:21

Der Schneemann (The Snowman) Hans Fischerkoesen 1944 NeaFrea NeaFrea

~ Hans Fischerkoesen (1944)

Created in Germany during World War Two. (That era was not all monochrome and Nazis.)

Dec 21 10:56

Art Corrected: Iconic Dutch museum renames ‘racially charged’ paintings

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has been exposed to widespread criticism after taking the decision to change offensive terms used in the titles and descriptions of works of art to more neutral ones.

Dec 18 23:04

John Kerry's Moscow Lovefest

This has got to be the biggest foreign policy somersault in the last two decades and Kerry carried it off without a trace of shame, in fact, he never veered from his cheery script the entire trip.

Okay, but were the Russians taken in by Kerry’s performance?

Heck no, in fact, they acted exactly as one would expect them to act. They treated Kerry with the utmost respect, listened politely to everything he had to say, nodded, smiled and shook hands at all the appropriate times, and then got back to the business of bombing the holy crap out of the US-backed terrorists operating in Syria.

Dec 17 19:09

Samuel Hawken Plains Rifle

Circa 1849 Samuel Hawken (U.S.) Percussion Plains Rifle (single-shot/ muzzle-loading/ black powder/ ball ammunition) The late 1840s saw an increase in U.S. westward expansion, up the Missouri River, across the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains, and to the Pacific coast. At first, the lure was fur, then cheap land, and finally, gold. Symbolic of this movement was a half-stock heavyweight firearm, variously called the Plains Rifle" and the "Mountain Rifle," which originated in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dec 17 10:59

Russia’s Reflexive Control Theory

Reflexive control is a subject that has been studied in the Soviet Union and Russia for nearly 40 years. The theory has both military and civilian uses. This article describes both the theory and practice of reflexive control, focusing on recent developments. The concept is close in meaning to the US concept of perception management.

Dec 14 21:49

Backslash: Anti-surveillance gadgets for protesters

“There is a huge disparity between the amount of technologies used by the authorities and the technologies available to protesters and activists during protests and riots,” warn Pedro Oliveira and Xuedi Chen, two designers from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. “That gap is only getting wider.”

Oliveira and Chen hope to even the odds with an electronic arsenal of their own. At the Radical Networks conference in Brooklyn this past October, they presented the Backslash kit, a package of devices that help protesters stay safe and connected during demonstrations. Gadgets include everything from portable routers that create improvised communication networks in the event of an Internet blackout to a pendant that blocks radio signals (to prevent cell phone surveillance).

Dec 14 15:48

Palestinian artists reveal harsh reality of society

Palestinian artists use graffiti to reveal reality of society in Gaza City.

Dec 14 14:50

Banksy graffiti w/ Steve Jobs as migrant appears at Calais ‘jungle’

Street artist Banksy has painted a depiction of Apple founder Steve Jobs as migrant carrying an old Apple computer and a bag of belongings.

Dec 13 14:19

15 Ancient House Designs That You Can Build Really Cheap or Free

How would your life change if you never had to pay rent or interest on a mortgage again? I bet it would take a significant weight off your shoulders. It sure would for me.

You’re not alone, in fact today most people in “civilized” parts of the world don’t own their homes but are indebted to banks or rent from a landlord. But it has not always been this way, as Henry David Thoreau so truthfully writes in his book Walden:

Dec 12 19:24

Tanks as toys: German police raid turns up WW2-era armament in pensioner’s home

Reportedly the old geezer was being beaten with a rubber hose so that he would give up the damn U-Boat that goes with the torpedo! Those old Nazis never give up!

German police found a WWII tank, an anti-aircraft gun, and a torpedo in a raid on a house belonging to an elderly man. The man’s property had been searched previously on suspicion that stolen Nazi art was being stored there.

The entire contents of the heavy weapons trove, which had been hidden by its 78-year-old owner, were from the World War II era. The biggest pieces of equipment included a 45-ton Panther battle tank, a 3.5 inch anti-aircraft gun and a torpedo.

Dec 08 19:51

Mushroom Man

This is the story of how mushrooms can save the world! Renowned mycologist and mushroom pioneer Paul Stamets harnesses the power of infamous fungi to fight the planet’s leading problems, from developing cures for cancer to destroying toxic radioactive waste.

Dec 08 07:20

The unavowable project for a pseudo-Kurdistan

Paris and London are multiplying their categorical declarations against Daesh, its programme of ethnic cleansing and its terrorist attacks. And yet they are preparing in secret for the ethnic cleansing of Northern Syria with a view to creating a pseudo-Kurdistan, and the re-localisation of Daesh to Al-Anbar in order to create a « Sunnistan » there. Thierry Meyssan analyses this plan, and underlines the numerous contradictions in the official discourse.

However, according to the experts of the Research Service of the Library of the House of Commons, this is entirely false. After a careful study of the legislation concerned, Arabella Lang states that the resolution in no way authorises the use of force, but enjoins everyone who has the legal possibility to do so to redouble their efforts [3]. This means that the resolution only applies to states which have been requested to intervene by Iraq and Syria.

Dec 07 21:48

Navy two-star fired for public drunkenness, nudity

One of the Navy's top supply officers has been fired and rebuked for drunkenness and nudity that was fueled by hard drinking at a trade conference in Florida, becoming the Navy's most senior officer removed from their post this year.

On the night of April 7, Baucom attended a dinner with about 70 conference attendees and imbibed all or part of at least eight drinks, according to an investigation released by the Navy after inquiries from Navy Times.

Baucom, 56, became so intoxicated that he was unable to stand and had to be brought by a hotel employee back to his room. Later, he was discovered wandering naked through public areas of the hotel, seeking a towel to cover himself, the investigation found.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppynM1lcst8

Dec 07 16:34

Syrian Minister of Culture: “Turkey’s intelligence agency MIT steals Syria’s antiquities”

Damascus, 17/8/2015 ~ Minister of Culture Issam Khalil said that the ministry had stepped up measures to protect the Syrian antiquities from theft and vandalism by the armed terrorist groups.

Minister Khalil added during a meeting with an Egyptian media delegation currently visiting Syria that resolution No. 2199 issued by the Security Council on protecting cultural heritage in Syria fell flat with regional and western countries as Turkish intelligence continues to rob and smuggle Syrian artifacts in coordination with ISIS terrorist organization.

Dec 07 16:33

Following the trail of Syria's looted history

LONDON -- The UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra, Syria, was only the latest casualty in the destruction of the world's shared cultural legacy.

ISIS has demolished precious artifacts and archaeological sites from Syria to Iraq. But CBS News correspondent Clarissa Ward says, out of sight and off camera, what isn't destroyed is being quietly sold on a black market that reaches Europe and even the U.S.

Dec 07 06:49

Ukraine: give back stolen Dutch art!

Paintings and silverware, stolen from a Dutch museum in 2005, have turned up in Ukraine, in the possession of 'a ultranationalist voluntary militia'. Their high-placed political backers use the art - by now, in terrible condition - as ransom and refuse to give the art back to its rightful owners.

Dec 06 19:41

Obama: Terror threat against US has entered 'new phase'

More war! And you can have your right to keep and bear arms violated in a new way. A government employee puts you on the no-fly list and in effect you are a convicted felon without the slightest due process..

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare Oval Office address, President Barack Obama vowed Sunday night the United States would overcome a new terror threat that seeks to "poison the minds" of people here and around the world, as he sought to reassure Americans shaken by recent attacks in Paris and California.

He also called on Congress to pass new authorization for military actions underway against IS in Iraq and Syria and to approve legislation to keep people on the "no-fly list" from buying guns.

Dec 04 16:14

Putin wants Russia to become world's organic food superpower but first hopes to clip Turkey's wings

He the Man! Mr. Organic!

Vladimir Putin's annual parliamentary address, roughly equivalent to America's ‘State of the Union,’ was heavy on talk of fighting terror. However, his proposals for organic agriculture reform may prove a lasting legacy.

Dec 03 11:11

The Most German Display of German Engineering Ever

AH! Germans! They love their Beer and they love their Main Battle Panzers!(Tanks)

Best demonstration ever.

Dec 03 08:10

FLASHBACK:U.S. wants to revive terror scare in order to keep up the terror war industry - FBI whistleblower

ISIS overseas,mass shootings here,all have the same author...The District of Criminals. Only by keeping the country in a constant state of fear and war can they keep and increase their power.
It ought to be clear that the same terorist tactics used by the district of criminals in foreign lands, is being used here to get us to give up our lives,liberty and property without a fight!

SE: To answer the question briefly, the ISIS is what is the U.S. media and the propaganda creators behind the media decided to create. I mean, tomorrow or 3 months from now we will start hearing another name, that we’ve never heard of, and within a month they can make that the world’s greatest or the most dangerous threat. And, again, that is the main concept here, and I know the Western media, U.S. media, the Western media, they have been playing it as such, but they did exactly the same thing with Al-Qaeda.

Dec 02 09:02

The Nuremberg Principles

Can you smell the putrid aroma of bloody hypocrisy emanting from Foggy Bottom!

The main legal principles from the Nuremberg Trials were later declared general principles of international law by the United Nations: the “Nuremberg Principles.” With these principles, in 1950 the international community of nations demanded for the first time that crimes against international law should no longer go unpunished. From now on, no one should be above the law. The Nuremberg Trials and Nuremberg Principles thus laid the foundation for modern international criminal law.

Dec 01 00:20

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Russian Military

Russia is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of military equipment in the world and their products are widely used. They are the only nation other than the US, to have every possible kind of military equipment from long range bombers to next generation submarines. Their weapons feature in basically every local and international conflict and are typically used against their western counterparts. Some of the Russian weapons are superior to their western equivalents, some inferior and the others, on-par. There are a few Russian weapons which actually have no Western equivalent till date. This article covers the top 10 weapons used by the Russian military. The list is made to ensure an even distribution of Russian army, navy and air force weapon systems of the present and future.

Dec 01 00:06

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

People at zerohedge are questioning the authenticity of this letter.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-29/irans-ayatollah-pens-letter-w...

For those of a cynical persuasion, it’s difficult to ignore the similarities between Islamic State’s brand of puritanical Islam and Saudi Arabia’s propagation of Wahhabism. Put simply, indoctrinating the masses with an ultra orthodox ideal that breeds intolerance sows the seeds of extremism and on that score, Riyadh and Raqqa are really no different.

To the Youth in Western Countries,

The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people. For me, it is unfortunate that such incidents would have to create the framework for a conversation, however the truth is that if painful matters do not create the grounds for finding solutions and mutual consultation, then the damage caused will be multiplied.

Nov 28 10:02

Crypto 102

Published on Nov 27, 2015

Crypto 102 - How To Make A Secret - Warning you could be shot for doing this exercise

Nov 27 20:10

No more 'Mr. Nice Guy': Moscow's firm and swift response forever changes the Grand Chessboard

Moscow's firm and swift response forever changes the Grand Chessboard.

Events unfolded very quickly after the Turkish F16 fighter jet downed a Russian SU24 bomber over the Syrian territory, close to Turkish border. The act was characterised by Russian president Vladimir Putin as “backstabbing” on the part of the Turks. Russian authorities and the public are especially enraged because of the death of one of the pilots, and even more so by the videos of one of the pilot’s body being treated with utter disrespect by the Turkmen terrorists in Northern Syria - one of the groups that is well known for being backed by Turkey......

Nov 26 23:30

Guest Column From George Abert, Formerly Of Air Force Intelligence

Guest Column From George Abert, Formerly Of Air Force Intelligence

Why did Turkey shoot down a Russian Air Force jet?

Turkey is so militarily inferior to Russia that it is unlikely Turkey would commit an act of war against Russia without encouragement from Washington. We might think that Turkey would feel shielded by NATO, but it is doubtful that many European members of NATO would risk nuclear annihiliation by going to war with Russia in order to save Turkey from the consequences of such a reckless and irresponsible act as shooting down a Russian military aircraft and lying about it. Turkey has issued no apology and no believable explanation. Unless Erdogan has lost his mind, Washington is behind the shootdown, and the reason is Washington’s desperation to decode the new Russian technology that gives Russian forces total control over a battlefield, whether on land, sea, or air.

Nov 26 16:11

Bad Ass of The Week:Yosuf Alchagirov

November 1, 2013 would be unlike any of the previous 29,200+ days of Yusuf Alchagirov's life.

Today he was going to find himself locked in hand-to-hand combat with a pissed-off 1,000-pound Grizzly Bear armed with razor-sharp six-inch claws the size of kitchen knives and teeth specifically designed for crunching bone and disemboweling the meaty parts of organic life forms.

Yusuf Alchagirov had already had enough of this bear bullshit. The 80 year-old man froze for a second, staring unblinkingly into the predatory eyes of a voracious, man-eating, half-ton killing machine that was preparing to massacre and devour him in a flurry of spikes and gore. Only one thought passed through his mind:

I'm going to fuck this thing up and wear his balls as a hat.

Nov 26 08:33

This Is Why Misty Copeland Embraces Being Labeled A Black Ballerina

Misty Copeland is a black ballerina, and she doesn't want you to call her anything different.

The dancer, who was named the first black female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, sat down with HuffPost Live on Monday and explained why she proudly embraces being called a black ballerina.

"[I embrace the title] because it's so rare and because it's an issue and because it's been my path and my struggle. I'm not going to deny or pretend that that's not who I am," Copeland told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. "And I think that just because I'm now in this position as a principal dancer doesn't mean all of a sudden I'm going to drop the fact that I've had all of these obstacles and so many are continuing to have it. Just because I'm here doesn't mean racism goes away in the ballet world."

While Copeland said that her colleagues at American Ballet Theatre have been "nothing but supportive," disparaging comments from the depths of the Internet still get to her.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the success story of this woman, because it is powerful and wonderful.

This woman not only dances exquisitely; she also mentors young ballerinas, and in that way, insures that she, and her example of what is possible, even if you were not born with the proverbial "silver spoon" in your mouth, touches future generations in the most positive way possible.

Bravo, Ms. Copeland: well done, on all fronts!!

Nov 25 09:00

Russia-China Relations and the Downing of Russia’s Jet Fighter by Turkey

The downing of a Russian jet fighter over Syria’s airspace was undertaken by Turkey in consultation with Washington and Brussels. Turkey did not take this decision without getting the greenlight from the Pentagon.

Is this an act of revenge against Russia for bombing the US-sponsored Islamic State in Syria?

The unspoken truth is that Russia is undermining US-NATO’s ground operations inside Syria. The latter are made up of various Al Qaeda affiliated formations which de facto constitute the foot-soldiers of the Western alliance. These ISIS and Al Nusrah rebel forces are in turn led by intelligence operatives and Western special forces, many of whom are deployed by private mercenary companies on contract to US-NATO.

The downing of Russia’s plane by Turkey is a clear act of provocation. What is its broader intent?

How will backlash at the diplomatic level? Is military escalation contemplated by Washington?

Nov 25 08:56

Israeli Colonel Caught with IS Pants Down

This was definitely not supposed to happen. It seems that an Israeli military man with the rank of colonel was “caught with IS pants down.” By that I mean he was captured amid a gaggle of so-called IS–or Islamic State or ISIS or DAESH depending on your preference–terrorists, by soldiers of the Iraqi army. Under interrogation by the Iraqi intelligence he apparently said a lot regarding the role of Netanyahu’s IDF in supporting IS.

Nov 25 08:53

Did NATO Just Attack Russia, Or Was It Climate Change’s Fault?

I began this morning reporting on Britain’s next king saying climate change is partly responsible for Syria’s civil war, and his blaming the refugee crisis and civil war there on drought. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Prince Charles waxes profoundly over the lost Copenhagen climate accord in 2009, and on far reaching strategies you probably never even dreamed of. Then the news came a Russian SU24 fighter/bomber had been shot down by Turkey, and the world turned over. As I type this Twitter, Facebook, and the digital media stream is inundated with a foreign policy horror story. All I can see is Vladimir Putin’s face as Jordan’s king spoke with him, and images of Mr. Obama’s “moderates” machine gunning a pilot before his parachute set down. I wonder if the bad climate will be the cause of World War III?

Nov 24 17:29

France and Israël launch a new war in Iraq and Syria

This is a good article with a lot to digest!

On one hand, the French government is mobilising all its media in order to keep its population focused on the attacks of the 13th November. On the other, with Israël, it is launching a new war in Iraq and Syria. The objective is no longer to overthrow the secular Syrian régime, nor to destroy its army, but to create a colonial state straddling the border between Iraq and Syria, to be managed by the Kurds, in order to apply a stranglehold on the Arab states. The dream of an Israeli nation between the Nile and the Euphrates is back.

Presidents Putin and Obama concluded an agreement to destroy the Erdo?an family’s tankers, thereby putting an end to the petrol trafficking. On the same day, and for the first time in eighteen months, the US Central Command bombed the tanker-trucks in Iraq, while the Russian army destroyed a massive number in Syria [3].

Nov 24 15:22

Tom Lehrer - So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III)

Nov 23 10:39

US Ally Saudi Arabia Just Sentenced a Man to Death for Writing Poetry

Here’s something that won’t be reported widely in the American mainstream media. Interesting isn’t it?

How Obama claims that Syria’s Assad must step down for crimes against his people and humanity, but when American ally Saudi Arabia murders people for the same intolerance Obama keeps telling the American people we shouldn’t have against anyone for any reason, it’s just A-okay! When stories like this one surface, it becomes blatantly obvious once again that nothing we’re being told about why our government is in the Middle East (and Syria in particular) is true.

Nov 22 17:54

This is Why Putin Intervened in Syria

On this video you will see some very large explosions. I have no doubt we are seeing small 1-10 kiloton surface and subsurface bursts. These aren't conventional.These aren't ammo dumps or fuel air munitions. Very classic and very dirty,mushroom cloud and all. They may have used tactical nukes in Yemen also. WW3 has been going full bore for 15 years and it is accelerating.
Putin knows that Russia is on the list for takeover and puppetizing so their vast resources can be stolen. Israel made an error due to hubris and Vladimir Putin knew he had to do something. In 2013 the Russian and Chinese Navies stood in the way of a US or Israeli attack on Syria. Somebody may have fired cruise missiles at Syria that never got past those 2 Navies.
Since then everybody has been training and exercising and moving their militaries around like chess pieces. Well the Russians anyway. The US seems to be playing checkers or maybe tiddeley winks.

Nov 21 09:04

On Campus at U.PE: The University of Practically Everywhere

Fred on modern day college level Edumaksion!

You are now officially in college. You need to know several things about this condition. You will not like knowing them, which is part of why they are important. I will elucidate.

To begin, you do not belong here. You are spoiled, self-important, narcissistic, infantile brats, unprepared for college work, in which you likely have little interest. In the past, students of your age were almost adult and trying to learn how to be adults. You are different, alas. Your chief interest for four years will be in avoiding adulthood. This will be easy because you are less mature than earlier students, less prepared academically, and less ready for university.......

Nov 19 08:46

‘Marines out!’ Okinawa demonstrators mark 500th day of protest against US base (VIDEO)

Around 1,000 angry protesters demonstrated in front of the US Marine Corps' Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan, against the relocation of a US military base. The Wednesday rally marked the 500th day of sit-in protest in the city of Nago.
READ MORE: Tokyo orders work to start on Okinawa US base, despite governor’s opposition

Demonstrators shouted “Stop the relocation work” while waving signs reading “New Henoko base, no” and “Marines out,” The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported.

When riot police and vehicles entered Camp Schwab on Wednesday, they were met with protesters who staged a sit-in at the front of the base's gate to block construction vehicles, according to The Japan Times.

“Protect the people of Okinawa, not the US base,” the protesters shouted.

Citizens' group leader Hiroji Yamashiro, 63, said the demonstrators' fight had “reached a critical point,” adding that the protesters were aiming to “beat down [the state] and win at any cost.”

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Japan's Prime Minister Abe may be well be ignoring these voices at the potential risk of his political future.

Those who voted for him in the last election may be thinking, "If he believes he can do this to Okinawa with absolutely impunity, what is he really capable of doing to the rest of Japan's citizens with impunity?"

And notice: not a word of this by western whorespondents!!

Nov 18 23:11

REMOTE CONTROLLED PLANES 9/11 to MH370

Published on Mar 21, 2014

Now that the MSM is flirting with the idea of "cyber hijacking" in the increasingly desperate search for MH370, many are left wondering how long the possibility of a remote control hijack has been possible and why the public hasn't been warned of this threat. Join us for this week's BoilingFrogsPost.com Eyeopener report as we examine the cyber hijacking issue and its connections to 9/11.

Nov 18 23:03

The double-edged sword of cyber warfare

Kind of in your face aren't they!

One week after the Israeli army formally recognized cyber weapons as a fourth dimension of warfare, alongside land, air and sea, the defense minister on Wednesday sang the praises of digital weapons, saying that they can attack and conquer enemy assets without leaving a trace.

“Cyberspace enables the attack of another nation state in offensive action, even reaching victory without leaving any fingerprints, even if it is suspected,” Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday at the fifth annual Cyber Security Conference at Tel Aviv University, according to a conference statement. “We are already there; we are not talking about some distant future. We have experienced this in Israel’s day-to-day actions against its enemies.”

The reference to offensive action was somewhat rare and it came just two weeks after Israel was fingered as a suspect in a cyberattack against participants in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Nov 18 20:57

How a hacker could hijack a plane from their seat

The Russian plane reported problems with the planes in-flight entertainment system and wireless(wifi?).After that no more communications.

Reports that a cybersecurity expert successfully hacked into an airplane’s control system from a passenger seat raises many worrying questions for the airline industry. It was once believed that the cockpit network that allows the pilot to control the plane was fully insulated and separate from the passenger network running the in-flight entertainment system. This should make it impossible for a hacker in a passenger seat to interfere with the course of the flight. But the unfolding story of this hacker’s achievement, which has prompted further investigation by authorities and rebuttals from plane manufacturers, means that this assumption needs to be revisited.

Nov 18 20:54

The scariest cyber threat of all? How hackers are hijacking planes

Cyber attacks on the aviation industry are becoming a sensitive issue. Considering that cyberspace provides a low-cost haven for carrying out a broad range of disruptive activities, it is reasonable to conclude that hackers will consider the aviation sector as one of their targets.

Also, because of lower risk, cyber terrorism is replacing the bomber and hijacker and becoming the weapon of choice when it comes to attacks against the aviation industry.

Nov 18 20:52

Hacker Uses An Android To Remotely Attack and Hijack A Plane

By taking advantage of two new technologies for the discovery, information gathering and exploitation phases of the attack, and by creating an exploit framework (SIMON) and an Android app (PlaneSploit) that delivers attack messages to the airplanes' Flight Management Systems (computer unit + control display unit), he demonstrated the terrifying ability to take complete control of aircrafts by making virtual planes "dance to his tune."

Nov 18 20:48

Planes Grounded After Hackers Hijack An Airline's Flight Plan System

Practice makes perfect!

A cyberattack on Polish airline LOT left ten flights canceled this Sunday, stranding around 1,400 people at Warsaw’s Chopin airport. The attack hit the airline’s ground computer system, which is used to make flight plans.

The hackers didn’t break into the IT on the planes, but this incident makes it even more obvious that the air travel industry needs to be vigilant about cybersecurity. Earlier this year, security researcher Chris Roberts reportedly commandeered an airplane to demonstrate how crappy United’s security setup is.

“We’re using state-of-the-art computer systems, so this could potentially be a threat to others in the industry,” spokesman Adrian Kubicki told Reuters.

Nov 18 20:21

Suspicions about the Russian Plane Crash

"Once again, politicians, intelligence agents and journalists have made up their minds that a bomb triggered the crash of a Russian Airbus A321, though evidence to support this theory is ephemeral."
- Christine Negroni, "Why the rush to judgment in the Metrojet disaster?"

[Carmi] Gillon suggested that today a terror organization could take over a jet plane and “achieve something like 9-11” without fielding any flesh and blood attackers.
- Carmi Gillon, former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, “The double-edged sword of cyber warfare,” Times of Israel, June 24, 2015

“Cyberspace enables the attack of another nation state in offensive action, even reaching victory without leaving any fingerprints, even if it is suspected. We are already there; we are not talking about some distant future. We have experienced this in Israel’s day-to-day actions against its enemies.”
- Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Ibid., Times of Israel, June 24, 2015

Nov 18 20:15

The Paris Attacks - À quoi bon?

There are basically two ways to view the terror attacks in Paris: they were, either, as French President François Hollande says, “an act of war… committed by a terrorist army, DAESH, a jihadist army,” – or they were something else.

Given the fact that the fraudulent “War on Terror” is an Israeli construct dating back to the 1970s, the first suspect would have to be Israeli intelligence.
Why would they do that?
To advance the Israeli strategy known as the “War on Terror” – and destroy Syria in the process.

How would they do it?

Nov 18 17:54

My 'Cold War' Music Playlist

The content and context of music sure has changed over the decades. Very few artists write intelligent and thought-provoking lyrics anymore, and music -- for the most part -- is composed mostly by computers or with the heavy aid of computers.

Feel free to suggest songs that should be on this list.

Nov 16 21:58

Paris Shooting: 10 Ways It Looks Like A Hallmark False Flag Op

The Paris shooting of November 2015 which just occurred on Friday 13th November bears many of the telltale signs of a false flag operation. Now more than 48 hours later, we have some clues that the New World Order manipulators are up to their old tricks again – which are getting very predictable by now. Here are 10 signs that the Paris shooting is yet another false flag attack designed to scare the common citizen (in France and everywhere), demonize Islam, provide “reason” for Governments at G20 and around the world to waste more money and take more liberty fighting terrorism, provide justification for the French Government to increase surveillance, and provide France and NATO with an excuse to escalate violence against Syria.

Paris Shooting False Flag Sign #1: Drills on Same Day........

Nov 15 13:30

How John McCain Wound Up Canoodling With Terrorists

Now, however, it’s time to debunk the "debunking," because the truth is finally coming out – and it’s worse for McCain than even Sen. Paul imagined. It turns out the frenetic Arizona warmonger met with members of the Northern Storm Brigade – the group that handed US journalist Steven Sotloff over to ISIS as he crossed the border into Syria.

Nov 14 09:10

Paris Attacks: A Perfect Pretext For NATO To Mobilize in Syria and Iraq

To anyone who is really paying attention, the real agenda behind this ‘terror’ event in Paris – is a NATO-sponsored intervention in Syria and northern Iraq.

Also, for the time being, the following will now be buried: any talk of preserving privacy rights in the west, any debate on mass surveillance and bulk data collection, any vocal opposition against mandatory biometric ID’s in Europe, any criticism of Israel’s continued squeeze on the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the overdue Iraq War Inquiry in Britain, and of course – any political opposition to an increased western military presence in Syria, Iraq (and any where else).

Nov 14 08:58

Our World: France’s war against the Jews

Here is your motive!

France’s plan to use its position at the UN Security Council to bring about the deployment of international monitors to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has been condemned by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ministers as biased, unhelpful and detached from reality.

Certainly it is all those things. But France’s decision to use its diplomatic position to advance a plan which if implemented would end Israeli sovereignty over Judaism’s holiest site is first and foremost a French act of aggression against the Jewish state.

Nov 13 19:07

The French Connection – False Flags and the Charlie Hebdo Incident

Naturally, the first operation that comes to mind is Gladio, the infamous NATO “stay behind” operations in Europe during the Cold War that utilized terror attacks and shootings in public venues (amongst other things) to later be blamed on leftist and socialist groups. Gladio thus represents the so-called “conservative” side of the dialectic running operations against the so-called left. The Aldo Moro incident in Italy, for example, involved a staged assassination of a socialist minister by a NATO-run Marxist front. NATO/Gladio operations have never ceased, as we see the same patterns at work in more recent false flags.

Nov 13 17:04

Putin to speak at UN climate change summit in Paris, France says

Wonder how the latest false flag will affect this upcoming meeting in Paris with ALL the worlds biggie politicos in attendance....maybe.

By: Sylvie Corbet The Associated Press, Published on Sun Nov 08 2015

LE BOURGET, FRANCE — Canada's new environment minister was in Paris Sunday taking part in talks to lay the groundwork for this month's UN global climate change summit, which will be attended by more than 100 world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, France’s foreign minister said.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that Putin has accepted an invitation to attend the conference in Paris. He will be among the speakers on the conference’s first day, along with U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of India and China.

The Kremlin hasn’t confirmed Putin’s participation at the so-called COP 21 talks, which aim to reach the most ambitious accord to date limiting emissions that cause global warming.

Nov 12 16:34

Rules for Radicals

By Saul Alinsky - 1971 1. The Purpose

In this book we are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people; to realize the democratic dream of equality, justice, peace.... "Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.' This means revolution." p.3

"Radicals must be resilient, adaptable to shifting political circumstances, and sensitive enough to the process of action and reaction to avoid being trapped by their own tactics and forced to travel a road not of their choosing." p.6

"A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage -- the political paradise of communism." p.10 Background information

Nov 12 16:32

Obama quotes Alinsky in speech to young Israelis

JERUSALEM – In his address in Jerusalem today, President Obama channeled Saul Alinsky, citing the radical community organizer's defining mantra as he urged young Israelis to "create change" to nudge their leadership to act.

Obama told a crowd of college students at Jerusalem's main convention center that Israel "has the wisdom to see the world as it is, but also the courage to see the world as it should be."

One of Alinsky's major themes was working with the world as it "is" to turn it into the world as "it should be."

In his defining work, "Rules for Radicals," which he dedicated to "the first rebel," Lucifer, Alinsky used those words to lay out his main agenda. He asserted radical change must be brought about by working within a system instead of attacking it from the outside.

Nov 12 16:28

How Saul Alinsky Taught Barack Obama Everything He Knows About Civic Upheaval

In a National Review column, dated May 14, 2009, we see that “Obama’s mentors from his Chicago days studied at a school Alinsky founded, and they taught their students the philosophy and methods of one of the first ‘community organizers.'” That same column cites a photo that was on Obama’s presidential campaign website: a photo that showed “Obama in a classroom teaching students Alinskian methods.”

Nov 12 15:43

Art gallery pulls exhibition by ‘Holocaust denier’ and ‘white supremacist’

A fashionable Whitechapel art gallery has pulled the plug on an exhibition by an artist who has been described as a “Holocaust denier” and a “white supremacist,” after complaints and threats were made.

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Yep, Israel has launched an all-out attack on anyone who refuses to believe what Israel tells them to believe!

Nov 12 08:09

City Clears Art From Confederate Monument

Officials use police to remove sculpture intended to bring context to symbol of city’s racist past.

Nov 12 07:45

12 Doomed Facts About the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
When the wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the captain did too
'Twas the witch of November come stealin'
-Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976)

On November 10, 1975, two ships made their way in tandem across the stormy waters of Lake Superior. One was the Arthur M. Anderson, led by Captain Jesse Cooper. The other, captained by Ernest McSorley, was the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald.

The ship was last seen on radar around 7:15 p.m. All 29 men on board were lost with it, and today, 40 years after the most famous shipwreck in Great Lakes history, the cause is still a mystery.

Here's what we do know about the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, and what happened to it that fateful day:

Nov 12 06:56

Tahoe is Back: Skiers Making Turns Weeks Ahead of Schedule

It’s snowing again right now, a bad Tuesday morning for area commuters, but great news for skiers and snowboarders. Almost two feet has fallen in the past week, and temperatures have also allowed them to start augmenting Mother Nature with snowmaking in full force. The mountains aren’t just gearing up, they are gearing up way ahead of schedule.

Nov 11 16:57

Master Kush

Strain Highlights

Master Kush is a popular indica cross created out of two landrace strains from different parts of the Hindu Kush region. Master Kush is bred by the Dutch White Label Seed Company, located in Amsterdam. During maturation the plant produces a subtle earthy, citrus smell with a hint of incense, which is often described as a vintage flavor. The taste of Master Kush is reminiscent of the famous hard-rubbed charas hash. This strain holds a superb balance of full-body relaxation without the mind-numbing effect that many indica strains produce. Instead, Master Kush offers a sharpened sensory awareness that can bring out the best of any activity.

http://www.kindgreenbuds.com/strain-images/master-kush.jpg
http://www.cupwinners.nl/images/strains/cannabis-seeds-master-kush1.jpg

Nov 11 10:47

Lost Shelley poem execrating 'rank corruption' of ruling class made public

An incendiary lost poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, in which the young poet attacks the “cold advisers of yet colder kings” who “coolly sharpen misery’s sharpest fang … regardless of the poor man’s pang”, was made public for the first time in more than 200 years on Tuesday.

Nov 10 23:36

Footage from Kuwereis Airbase. News report (English Translation)

The Syrian Army lifts the 3 year siege of Kuwereis Airbase. Maybe a pivotal and inspirational victory for the Syrians against ISIS and those moderate terrorists.
Very emotional correspondent.

Nov 10 18:02

How Jimmy Carter and I Started The Mujahideen

Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs [“From the Shadows”], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?

Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

Nov 10 17:55

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
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Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Nov 10 17:50

FLASHBACK: Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11

A little disingenuous or CUDP on the blowback angle but I like the pics and the vids!

Preface: The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan – Lt. General William Odom – noted:

Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.

Odom also said:

By any measure the US has long used terrorism. In ‘78-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism – in every version they produced, the lawyers said the US would be in violation.

(audio here). Background here.

Nov 10 17:34

FLASHBACK: The CIA's "Operation Cyclone" - Stirring The Hornet's Nest Of Islamic Unrest

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Zbigniew Brzezinski not long ago revealed that on July 3, 1979, unknown to the American public and Congress, President Jimmy Carter secretly authorized $500 million to create an international terrorist movement that would spread Islamic fundamentalism in Central Asia and "de-stabilise" the Soviet Union...
The CIA called this Operation Cyclone and in the following years poured $4 billion into setting up Islamic training schools in Pakistan (Taliban means "student").

Young zealots were sent to the CIA's spy training camp in Virginia, where future members of al-Qaeda were taught "sabotage skills" - terrorism.

Others were recruited at an Islamic school in Brooklyn, New York, within sight of the fated Twin Towers.

Nov 10 17:21

Russia’s military is proving Western punditry wrong

A thumbs up review of the Russian Military in Syria, its performance and weapons from the Brookings. Order out of Chaos You all!

Ever since the first indications that there were Russians encamped at the airfield in Latakia, theories have proliferated around Russia’s strategy in Syria, its intentions, and questions on just how far they (and others) will go. There are lots of things that these theories get wrong.

Many analysts have called Russia militarily weak, with some pointing specifically to its shortcomings in air and naval forces in Syria. But based on Russia’s battlefield performance so far, this assessment seems off: To the contrary, Russia has shown that it has the capability and capacity (not to mention willingness) to employ its conventional forces to achieve limited political objectives.
In the air.......

Nov 10 08:10

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

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Before we all send off our kids to a new World War like the obedient sheep the government demands we be, perhaps parents should be reminded that real war is not the clean and shiny glory-fest movies and TV make it out to be.

Nov 09 21:39

Chinese and Russian Radars On Track To See Through U.S. Stealth

A growing trend in Russian and Chinese radar could make U.S. stealth fighters easier to see and — more importantly — easier to target for potential adversaries, a former senior U.S. Navy official told USNI News.

U.S. fighters — like the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) — are protected by stealth technology optimized for higher frequency targeting radars but not for lower frequency radars.

Until now a focus on higher frequencies have not been a problem because low frequency radars have traditionally been unable to generate “weapons quality tracks.”

Nov 09 18:12

FLASHBACK: New Russian Stealth Aircraft Uses Plasma Screen

MOSCOW -- The Russian aircraft industry has developed and will soon start producing stealth aircraft which will radically differ from existing U.S. models. The Russian version uses plasma screens to cushion and disperse radar waves, the Novye Izvestia daily reports.

The newspaper quoted Anatoly Koroteyev, the head of the Keddysh Research Center as saying that the plasma screen technology can be used on any vehicle " from automobiles to combat aircraft. However, it is most effective at high altitudes and thus is best used by the air force. http://josephpedepoetry.blogspot.com/2014/04/plasma-cloud-generation-t...
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=560_1216629741
http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/threads/russian-vs-western-stealth-...

Nov 09 17:13

Quark solves the problem of War with Economics

Quark, a Ferengi, uses the Third Rule of Acquisition to convince a Vulcan working with the terrorist group, the "Maquis", that peace at any price is illogical.

Nov 09 17:11

Quark They Irradiated Their Own Planet?

The Ferengi are on a higher moral plane than earth bound would be Ferengi's

Snippet from Deep Space 9 "Little Green Men" - Quark crash lands on Earth in the 20th Century and learns the people irradiate their own planet.

Nov 08 22:46

The Many Marvels of the Mysterious Mushroom

Until 1969, biologists thought mushrooms and other fungi were plants. They’re actually more closely related to animals, but with enough differences that they inhabit their own distinct classification.

This and more recent findings about these mysterious organisms illustrate how much we have yet to learn about the complexities of the natural world. New research reveals mushrooms can even help plants communicate, share nutrients, and defend themselves against disease and pests.

Nov 08 14:11

Old West: Mountain Men and Their Weapons

The first Mountain Men began with the first American fur trading expedition led by John Jacob Astor, and explorer and trader who had hoped to cross the continent, one group by land and another by sea, to establish a trading post at the mouth of the Columbia River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition had supplied information useful that helped the Astor party that was guided by William Price Hunt. In February of 1812, the Astor party reached the mouth of the Columbia River where a fort was built and named Astoria, erected by Astor's seamen that arrived months earlier.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FB4m7qWczc

Nov 07 22:54

A Literate American: Home Brew

Fred on the horrible American educational system.

“Detroit Public Schools: 93% Not Proficient in Reading; 96% Not Proficient in Math” Nationwide, only 33 percent of public-school eighth graders scored proficient or better in reading….”

This in the United States? The exceptional nation, shining city on a hill, guiding light of mankind? On and on it goes: the national toleration of the stupid, the inferior, the lazy, and the uncultivated.

“A story: When my elder daughter was barely two, my wife and I came back from a junket to Russia. We were on the sofa looking at a coffee-table book from Moscow when Macon waddled in and began hollering, “Bee! Bee!”.......

Nov 07 22:05

ISIS Forces Routed Near the Christian City of Sadad in East Homs

Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) captured the imperative town of Maheen inside the Palmyra Triangle; however, as they prepared for a large-scale assault on the predominately Syriac Christian town of Sadad, the terrorist group did not take in account the level of resistance they would face from the Syrian Armed Forces stationed along the Maheen-Sadad Road.
The National Defense Forces and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party quickly struck back against the terrorist group after they forestalled their advance; this led to the pro-government forces recapturing the Maheen-Sadad Checkpoint and several small hilltops that overlook the town of Sadad from the its eastern flank.

Nov 07 21:45

Worldwide Voyage | History of Hokule'a and Polynesian Voyaging

An introduction to the storied Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a and its significance from the Hawaiian Renaissance to today.

Nov 06 19:03

Jetpack pilots form up with a giant A380 in an awesome video.

This video is amazing.

It shows Jetman Dubai flying in formation with an Emirates Airbus A380 over Dubai.

Just think what jetpack-equipped pilots will be able to do in the next years, as skydivers will have enough speed to pursuit and intercept fast movers: as we suggested some years ago with a joke, you’ll have your low cost fighter jet solution to face the current financial crisis…

In the meanwhile enjoy this stunning footage of an unusual formation.
Here is how they did it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFCQJ5sYGtI

Nov 05 09:27

H2O: Dangerous Chemical!

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide."

And for plenty of good reasons, since:

Nov 04 23:31

Brutal fight at a Minneapolis McDonald's drive-thru window between staff and customer

You deserve a break today! A broken nose a broken hand.....!

"I was on my way home from Monday night curling league, I hadn't eaten much since lunch time, and I was driving by a McDonald's, so I thought I'd just swing in and pick up a BigMac while I listened to the end of MNF game on the radio.

At first I was annoyed the guy in front of me was taking so long, he seemed pretty upset to begin with, but it looked like when the McDonald's guy handed him his cash and change back he dropped some of the dude's change. That's when he got out of his car, spit on the drive through window and tried to punch the McDonald's and that's when I started recording."

This took place yesterday in Northeast Minneapolis.

Nov 04 15:07

CNN: Pike Place Market's Gum Wall Getting a Deep Cleaning (Another Seattle Icon 'Scrubbed' from History)

This story has been going national. It's too bad that everything Seattle is being erased. This is a short, disgusting, humorous video I made of Seattle's Gum Wall attraction during my early months while studying at the Art Institute of Seattle. Since I do photography at 24 frames per second, my work is not eligible for the photo contest.

Enjoy!

- CD

Nov 03 23:12

Towards a reversal of the situation in the Near East

The days of the « Arab Spring » are almost over. As of now, the White House and the Kremlin are redesigning the contours of the « Greater Middle East ». However, their agreement, which was concluded before the Russian military intervention in Syria, could still be modified by the changes in the balance of power. There is no proof that Moscow will accept the stabilisation of Syria or ignore the partition of Turkey and Saudi Arabia which are soon to begin. In any event, the coming upheaval will modify the status quo which has been in place for the last five years. Most of the powers implicated are therefore scrambling to change sides before the other players.

Nov 03 08:11

Les Brigandes - Antifa

Music video in French with English subtitles.

Nov 03 08:08

Les Brigandes - The Great Replacement

Music video in French with English subtitles.

"The Messiah of Israel will only come when Christ, Europe, Christianity, are totally defeated.

Therefore, I ask you:

Is this good news that Islam is invading Europe?

Yes… This is great news!"
—Rabbi David Touitou – November 2013

Nov 02 20:54

Arizona's Reefer Mad Bill Montgomery Calls Vietnam Vet An Enemy of The State

Bill Montgomery is a dying breed, the rabid reefer mad prohibitionist.

Following the first night of the show, I got to meet a spry older gentleman with a perma-grin on his face who sort of reminded me of Don Ameche from the movie “Cocoon”. “You know,” another person confided, “that’s the ‘enemy of the state’.”

“Who, Don?” I asked, pointing at the happy silver-haired senior.

When Don said he was also a recreational marijuana consumer, Montgomery said, “Well, then you’re violating the law, and I have no respect for you. And I have no respect for someone who would try to claim that you served this country and took an oath to uphold the constitution and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic, because you’re an enemy.”

Oct 31 09:09

Fighting a Cultural Boycott of Israel

with platitudes and willful blindness to historical precedents

snip: Those who first proposed the cultural boycott did not do it out of some anti-Semitic dislike for Israeli artworks, music, literature or theater. They did it because cultural interaction with Israel had not only failed to promote an equitable peace, but in fact camouflaged the policies of a nation-state that practices ethnic cleansing and other destructive policies against non-Jews.

The logical conclusion was drawn that if you want to pressure the Israelis to change their ways, you withdraw from cultural contact and make any reconnection a condition of their getting serious about conflict resolution.

Oct 31 07:49

Attempt to boycott Roger Waters show falls flat

Theater offers to refund tickets over musician's anti-Israel stance but performance still sold out

A theater in New York's offer to refund tickets to a sold-out performance by Roger Waters over his anti-Israel activism has been met with indifference as the theater has not yet received any refund requests.

Waters is a longtime vocal critic of Israeli policies, and a proponent of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement and has openly called on fellow musicians to boycott Israel.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center in a statement issued on Tuesday called on New Yorkers “to give Roger Waters the reception he deserves: an empty hall. We urge people who may have been unaware of his hate-filled boycott campaign and bought tickets for his performance, to vote with their feet and instead stand in solidarity — outside of the theater — with the innocent victims of terrorism in The Holy Land.”

Oct 30 19:01

Blow up between senator and gun control advocate leads to apology, police report

An internet row between the father of a fatally shot TV reporter and a Virginia lawmaker escalated all the way to the governor’s office and capitol police.

Throughout October, gun control advocate Andy Parker, father of slain WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, was a frequent heckler on a Facebook page maintained by pro-gun state Sen. William M. Stanley Jr., R-Franklin County, commenting critically on virtually every post. This escalated until Tuesday when Parker wrote, “I’m going to be your worst nightmare you little bastard,” and another that read, “When you see me again, you best walk the other way lest I beat your little ass with my bare hands.”

Oct 30 07:41

Jewish Human Rights Organization Calls on New Yorkers to Shun Roger Waters Concert; Theater Offers Refunds

A major international Jewish organization this week urged New Yorkers not to attend Friday’s performance by British rockstar Roger Waters at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) blasted the former Pink Floyd bassist, who is now nearly as famous for his promotion of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as he is for his music.

Oct 30 07:31

Man who smashed TV with axe believed Holocaust was a hoax

A man who was putting on a “conceptual art performance” in the middle of Ennis, claiming the Holocaust was a hoax, has been sent to jail.

Dermot Mulqueen (49) of Steele’s Terrace, Ennis, was jailed for five months for breaching Section 9 of the Firearms Act and two months for breaching Section 6 of the Public Order Act.

The offences took place at lunchtime on January 23rd when Mulqueen put an axe through a television at the Daniel O’Connell monument in Ennis town centre.

In evidence at Ennis District Court, Mulqueen told Judge Patrick Durcan: “I never realised you could get arrested for swinging an axe into your own TV.”

He said the performance art show, entitled Liberation of the Mind, was carried out to launch International Holocaust Hoax Day.

Oct 29 19:44

China Sea Blues: A Thing Not to Do

Fred on War with China.

It appears that Washington, ever a seething cauldron of bright ideas, is looking for a shooting war with China, or perhaps trying to make the Chinese kowtow and back down, the pretext being some rocks in the Pacific in which the United States cannot possibly have a vital national interest.

Years back I went aboard the USS Vincennes, CG-49, a Tico class Aegis boat, then the leading edge of naval technology.

The Navy has not been in a war for seventy years. It has sat off various shores and launched aircraft, but the fleet has not been engaged. Over decades of inaction, complacency sets in. Unfortunately, wars regularly turn out to be otherwise than expected. Further, the American military’s standard approach to a war is to underestimate the enemy (there is probably a manual on this).

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