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Jonathan Marshall – Escalations in a New Cold War

If the United States ever ends up stumbling into a major conventional or nuclear war with Russia, the culprit will likely be two military boondoggles that refused to die when their primary mission ended with the demise of the Soviet Union: NATO and the U.S. anti-ballistic missile (ABM) program. The “military-industrial complex” that reaps hundreds of billions of dollars annually …

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James McEnteer – The Geopolitics of Generosity

On April 16, Ecuador suffered an earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter scale. One week later, the death toll stood at 656, with more than twelve thousand injuries reported and more than fifty people still missing. Hundreds of aftershocks, some very powerful, continue to shake the country’s northwest coast and cause more damage. The day after the disaster, aid began …

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Karl Grossman – Deepwater Wind: Energy Revolution

An energy revolution is happening east of Long Island. In the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Deepwater Wind is constructing the nation’s first offshore wind farm–five wind turbines off Block Island, Rhode Island. Deepwater Wind has emerged as the leading offshore wind company in the United States. It is seeking to follow its Block Island project, to be in operation …

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Warrior Connection – 02.07.16

The February 7 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion about bringing music into our lives with professional musicians / music teachers/ composers Nancy Haubrich and Bob Danielson – a husband / wife team who currently perform as “ALCHEMIE’ in the American southwest- New Mexico region. Bonnie Rokke Tinnes joined Doug Rokke to bring “Alchemie” to Warrior Connection given that Nancy was one of Bonnie’s 8th grade English students many years ago in northern Minnesota. A proud teacher showcasing a previous student’s unique and very successful accomplishments. Nancy introduced a brand new song world premier called “Straight Out of Kittson” that she wrote-composed, This new song takes her – one back home to the roots! THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY. She also performed her own previous composition called “Postcard Home”. These were both live performances via a call in land line. We discussed how to get into music, what it entails, different instruments, how to write music, life of a professional musician(s), and how music can help you improve your life and loved one’s lives. You can obtain copies of some of Alchemie’s music cd’s and listen to them via.

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As a former teacher and retired psych nurse, Bonnie, Doug’s 1st cousin and repeating guest co-host, is helping us with using reading , writing of poetry and short stories, and music to help us improve our lives! We can bring families together so all can grow! Bonnies’s poetry and her books in the “Growing up Margaret” series are available on Amazon.com.

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Stephen Lendman – Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Boondoggle. A $2 Trillion Pentagon Waste

At an estimated lifetime development, production, operational and maintenance cost of $2 trillion or more (adjusted for inflation), the F-35 perhaps most of all symbolizes notorious Pentagon waste, fraud and abuse – ripping off taxpayers, using the nation’s resources irresponsibly, at the expense of vital homeland needs. Pentagon hype calls the F-35 “a 5th Generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with …

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Leid Stories – 09.18.15

Got Something to Say? Say It on ‘Free Your Mind Friday!’

It’s been quite a week. No doubt you have something to say about the issues and events that made the headlines. Or, maybe you’d like to share your thoughts about something altogether different. Either way, there’s plenty of room for your information, opinions and ideas on Leid Stories’ “free Your Mind Friday,” the world’s greatest open forum.

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Michaela Whitton – 11,000 Icelanders Offer To House Syrian Refugees

United Kingdom — The Icelandic government is reconsidering its national refugee quota after a social media campaign resulted in over 11,000 Icelanders offering up a room in their homes to refugees. As Europe struggles to cope with unprecedented levels of those seeking shelter, residents of the sparsely populated Nordic island country resorted to direct action to pressure their leaders. Iceland was …

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US braces itself for even worse wildfire season – Kieran Cooke

The firefighters are primed, hoses at the ready. May and June are often the peak months for forest fires in the southwest of the US, and the outlook for this year is grim. “I wish I could have some hope,” says Dr Wally Covington, director of the Ecological Restoration Institute at North Arizona University. “It’s just a terrible situation in …