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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

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Occupy Democrats

And yet young kids are getting thrown in jail for selling an ounce of pot.

"On Wednesday, four large global banks — Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland — pleaded guilty to a series of federal crimes over a scheme to manipulate the value of the world’s currencies. The Justice Department accused the banks of collusion in one of the largest and yet least regulated markets, noting that at one bank one trader remarked 'the less competition the better.' 'If you aint cheating, you aint trying,' one trader at Barclays wrote in an online chat room where prosecutors say the price-fixing scheme was hatched."

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Three views of success -- from Dilbert's Wally, Tyrell Wellick (of "Mr.Robot"), and the great Robert Benchley

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 55 seconds ago
*DILBERT by Scott AdamsJuly 9: "Hard Work Is Necessary For Success"* [*Click to enlarge.*] *"I take Life as it comes, and although I grouse a great deal and sometimes lie on the floor and kick and scream and refuse to eat my supper, I find that taking Life as it comes is the only way to meet it. It isn't a very satisfactory way, but it is the only way. (I should be very glad to try any other way that anyone can suggest. I certainly am sick of this one.)"* *-- Robert Benchley, in "A Little Sermon on Success"* *"Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. But give a man a bank and he can ... more »

MENA Report ( July 11 , 2015 ) - General Comment For The Day -- " Cry " Havoc " and let slip the dogs of war. That this foul deed shall smell above the earth . With carrion men, groaning for burial ( Julius Caesar - Act 3 , Scene 1 ) - - - Iraq - Syria Regional War Updates.....Iran Nuclear Talks ...... Yemen Regional Proxy War ... Libya " Fuster Cluck " - is peace really at hand ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 2 hours ago
Tweets..... *Iran Talks Extended to Monday Amid Deal Reports* *Panic in Fallujah as Militias Prepare to Attack* *Despite Ceasefire, Saudi Airstrikes Pound Yemen* *US Says Afghan ISIS Planning Attacks Against NATO Troops* Airstrikes Kill Civilians; 154 Killed in Iraq Hezbollah, Syrian Govt Clash With Rebels in Zabadani Turkey Arrests 21 Suspected ISIS Members At War With ISIS, Iraq Is Pumping More Oil Than Ever Before Iraq..... Retweeted 345 times *CNN* ‏@CNN Jul 10 Military analysts: Donald Trump's plan to bomb *Iraq*'s oil fields not a good one http://cnn.it/1NZza2S [... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“The most distant object easily visible to the eye is M31, the great Andromeda Galaxy some two and a half million light-years away. But without a telescope, even this immense spiral galaxy - spanning over 200,000 light years - appears as a faint, nebulous cloud in the constellation Andromeda. In contrast, details of a bright yellow nucleus and dark winding dust lanes, are revealed in this digital telescopic image. *Click image for larger size.* Narrow band image data recording emission from hydrogen atoms, shows off the reddish star-forming regions dotting gorgeous blue spiral arms ... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “The Eskimos Have No Word for ‘War’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* “The Eskimos Have No Word for ‘War’”* “Trying to explain it to them Leaves one feeling ridiculous and obscene. Their houses, like white bowls, Sit on a prairie of ancient snowfalls Caught beyond thaw or the swift changes Of night and day. They listen politely, and stride away, With spears and sleds and barking dogs To hunt for food. The women wait, Chewing on skins or singing songs, Knowing that they have hours to spend, That the luck of the hunter is often late. Later, by fires and boiling bones In streaming kettles, they welcome me, Far kin, pale brother, To share what they have in a... more »

"Mad People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the cat: "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here." - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

Chet Raymo, “Embracing the Seventh Art”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Embracing the Seventh Art”* by Chet Raymo “The medieval university curriculum was divided into two parts- the trivium (grammar, rhetoric, and logic), and the quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy). One might argue, and many do, that these seven liberal arts might still constitute a satisfactory education. And certainly, what the medievals understood about grammar, rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, geometry and music has not substantially changed. Rhetoricians can still be inspired by Cicero. Einstein learned his geometry from Euclid. We listen to medieval music with u... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Renton, Washington, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“No Escape from Existential Reality”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“No Escape from Existential Reality”* by Sartre "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." Philip K. Dick "Finally agreement! No one can dispute the reality that we all will die. Since most choose to block out this fate or find it discomforting to consider, the roots of denial are sown. Refusal to confront the one great similarity that all humans share, is a trait that has greatly affected our political and social lives. Life is to be lived, no doubt. But how you live it greatly depends upon how you treat the final ending. Death, freedom, existential ... more »

"You Better Decide..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“A wise man once said you can have anything in life, if you sacrifice everything else for it. What he meant is, nothing comes without a price. So before you go into battle you better decide how much you're willing to lose." - "Grey's Anatomy"

Vaccines: an ideal covert op to genetically re-engineer humans

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 3 hours ago
Saturday, July 11, 2015 *Why is the government so maniacal about injecting vaccines?* By Jon Rappoport The reference is the *New York Times*, 3/15/15, “Protection Without a Vaccine.” It describes the frontier of research. Here are key quotes that illustrate the use of synthetic genes to “protect against disease,” while changing the genetic makeup of humans. This is not science fiction: “By delivering synthetic genes into the muscles of the [experimental] monkeys, the scientists are essentially re-engineering the animals to resist disease.” “’The sky’s the limit,’ said Michael ... more »

T. E. Lawrence

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Things Aristotle Was Completely Wrong About : Australia

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*"Francis Bacon and his tribe buggered science and the result of this was empiricism."* *Lyndon H. Larouche Jr. * *of U.S. Army Intelligence* *Terra Australis Incognita* *aka The Counterweight Continent* *(N.B. : Please note the presence (and existence) of the * *Lost Continent of Mu **("Coo!") on this chart)* *Il designo del discoperto della Nova Franza * *by Paolo Forlani, ca. 1566* *Meteorology* By Aristotle Written 350 B.C.E Translated by E. W. Webster "There are two inhabitable sections of the earth: one near our upper, or nothern pole, the other near the other or southe... more »

Civilian Casualties and Operation Protective Edge

Tom Gregory at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Waking up the other day to discover that I was a duck was a rather disconcerting experience. They say the condition is only temporary, but there is a danger that I will forever be seen as a bit of a quack. Nevertheless, the opportunity to blog at the Duck of Minerva is a great privilege […]

Super R-Type for the Super Nintendo

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
*R-Type*. There was a point in time when that name was synonymous with horizontal-scrolling shooters. When it hit the arcades in 1987, the splash it made was huge. It wasn't the first of its kind, and by that time the acquisition of power-ups were pretty standard too. What marked it off was three things. Its unique selling point was the use of 'The Force', a bolt-on indestructible droid that could be attached to the front or back of your ship and used to absorb bullets in those tricky moments. It could also be fired out front to operate semi-independently - a very handy thing to ha... more »

A good day

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
I always prefer *Dateline London *when it has a broad range of political opinions. Alas, it doesn't happen too often. Today's edition, however, *did* contain a decent spread of opinion - from centre-left to centre-right (via a pro-Saudi journalist and an American liberal)... ...and the centre-right guest (Conservative Home's Alex Deane) engaged in plenty of sparring with the two left-liberals (including Michael Goldfarb). It's so much better when *Dateline *isn't just a left-leaning love-in. That's when it becomes worth watching.

ESEA and the New Jim Crow Schools

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
A few years back Michelle Alexander wrote an amazing book, *The New Jim Crow. . .*, that remains so relevant today. It is about a new form of exclusion, segregation, and separation of African-Americans based on racist policing and "justice" systems that incarcerate and then turn black men, in particular, into lifelong "untouchables" who are kept from participating in voting, legitimate employment, educational opportunities, and even public housing. Today we have a minor league farm system for this adult form of institutionalized dehumanization, and like the adult version, it is ful... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

From NJ to Maine, Big Rat Bastard Gummers of a feather flock together: Part 2, Our old pal, the Big Rat Bastard Gummer of NJ

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*Yes, it's not one but two Big Rat Bastard Gummers, last week in Becky's Diner in Portland, Maine, where the Pine State's gummer endorsed the gummer of the Garden State for president.* *by Ken* In yesterday's Part 1, we focused on the twice-elected "Idiot Thug Running Maine," a figure who to an almost unique degree combines rolling-in-the-aisles buffoonery with the ability to strike terror in the hearts of citizen students of American government and American society. A man who might be the fraternal twin of the original Big Rat Bastard Gummer of NJ. The original Big Rat Bastard G... more »

Anita's Dance

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Anita Anand's weekly introductions to *Any Answers? *are, I think, proving to be something of an untapped bonanza for BBC bias hunters. She just doesn't seem able to stop herself from thinking inside a certain (left-leaning) box, however hard she appears to try. This week's introduction started well, with a careful balance of talking points: Good afternoon. Welcome to *Any Answers?* So, the big question for you this afternoon: How will the Budget affect *you*? With the changes to tax credits, a new national living wage, inheritance tax, student maintenance grants, will you be b... more »

"WTF is this fancy pants load of politically correct crap from Manchester?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
I will admit that I'm loath to let last night's *Newsnight* pass without comment, however inconsequential my thoughts about it may be. After all, I wasted a good half an hour of my life watching it, and I want some return from that ordeal! The programme ignored the news completely (despite being called *Newsnight*) and focused instead on the arts scene in Manchester - a few miles away from the BBC's Salford residence: namely the Manchester International Festival (abbreviated by *Newsnight* to MIF - though many a Twitter user claims to have misread that as 'MILF'). Poo and pubic c... more »

2015 Week 28 Education Odds and Ends

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
*“Our rulers don’t just want exclusive control over the governance and finances of our schools, they want to control both what is taught and by whom.” — Robert D. Skeels* Deasy not given his due An EdSource piece by the respected Carl Cohn makes the tired old case for "breaking up" Los Angeles Unified School District. Cohn lists multiple recent missteps in his case — MiSiS cRiSiS and Pearson/iPad scandal among them — but never once mentions the common denominator of all the missteps, perhaps because of EdSource's sources of funding. I addressed Cohn's lack of attribution thusly: ... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Marie Keyworth For those tracking the BBC's obsessive interest in Gaza, today's *From Our Own Correspondent *- a particularly egregious programme in that respect - ended with yet another yarn from that particular unoccupied territory. It came courtesy of a BBC reporter whose previous reporting from Gaza has left a lot to be desired before, impartiality-wise: Marie Keyworth. The story was a heart-warming, romantic one - a tale of stolen kisses - set, BBC-style, against a heart-breaking story of fear and depression, caused by Israeli bombs during last year's conflict - and fear of I... more »

July: There is nothing in today's Irving press worth commenting on.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
This is the equivalent of a class newspaper for grades six and seven. Even the Commentary by Gwynne Dyer is a pretty bland one for most Canadian readers. I'm becoming convinced that the Irving press accepts only those Dyer commentaries which are tame and remote - interesting for the reader who avidly follows world news, but likely to be skipped by general readers. Bill Belliveau has a column in which he urges readers to vote Liberal - without giving a single reason why they should. He ends with an attack on Mulcair because Mulcair was once interview for a job with the Conservative... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #14

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
*This just came in as I was thinking about the nature of my son's "summer" cold. This virus is quick and mean and the mucus is so thick and sticky it is hard to breathe and swallow. I cleared my space and declared that only messages of absolute unconditional and pure love and absolute truth are welcome.* 11 July 2015 *You have a question about viruses? A virus is simply an aberration sent into your system. It may contain codes to alter your genetic make-up; it may be “man” made or nature made. All things come from Source. This virus that you perceive is not the problem. ... more »


LeDaro at LeDaro - 8 hours ago

Liberal U.S. Magazine Touts Trip To Meet Cuban Spies Who Killed Americans

Jonathan Witt at The Stream - 8 hours ago
The Nation, one of America’s premier left-wing magazines, is advertising a trip to Communist Cuba where it touts that visitors will be able to meet spies who helped kill Americans. An email sent out Friday invites loyal friends of The Nation to purchase one... The post Liberal U.S. Magazine Touts Trip To Meet Cuban Spies Who Killed Americans appeared first on The Stream.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago


LeDaro at LeDaro - 8 hours ago

Radio 4's 'Feedback': Not in my name

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
I have to say that I listened to the opening section of this week's *Feedback *with growing astonishment. Why? Well, because Radio 4's *Newswatch* equivalent, instead of acting as a fair mirror of listeners' complaints and compliments, went off instead on an extended editorial... ...and to say that presenter Roger Bolton gave a biased account of the deal between the government and the BBC over the licence fee would be something of an understatement. Where Roger stood on the subject was *not *exactly left to the listeners' imagination here, to put it mildly. It was crystal clear.... more »

Only Love Has the Power to Help You Discover this Simple Truth

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video - *A short video about waking up from the illusion of separation and discovering that love is the very fabric that creates you and this universe. The post Only Love Has the Power to Help You Discover this Simple Truth appeared first on Waking Times.

Confederate Flag Removed From South Carolina’s Statehouse Grounds

LeDaro at LeDaro - 9 hours ago
*There was a massive outburst of emotion as South Carolina brought down one of the most divisive symbols in the nation from its Capitol grounds.* NBC. It should have been done long time ago.

Gaza: “The 51-Day Genocide”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“The 51-Day Genocide”* by David Swanson "Max Blumenthal’s latest book, "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza," tells a powerful story powerfully well. I can think of a few other terms that accurately characterize the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza in addition to “war,” among them: occupation, murder-spree, and genocide. Each serves a different valuable purpose. Each is correct. The images people bring to mind with the term “war,” universally outdated, are grotesquely outdated in a case like this one. There is no pair of armies on a battlefield. There is no battlefield. There ... more »

The Stable

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Elections are the horse race all show pure entertainment political consumerism they keep us diverted our energies occupied We quit watching the magic hands of the ruling oligarchies as they make war and steal us blind Mr. Big has a deep bench inside the stable with eager men and women of many colors ambitious chomping at the bit ready for the big race Mr. Big seeds all government business public organizations and political parties with his jockeys It’s like stocking a lake with trout before fishing season begins The leaders we are allowed to pick from are stable stock all hav... more »

More Greece Analysis

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Quagmire and fiasco are only two words to describe the condition of the European Union and the eurozone after the democratic choice of the Greek people. CrossTalking with Joshua Tartakovsky, John Laughland, and Theofanis Exadaktylos.

"How Donald Trump Sees The Globe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"How Donald Trump Sees The Globe"* by Aaron Nemo "Over the centuries, countless cartographers have dedicated their lives to tirelessly assembling an accurate representation of our globe. Ignore those idiots: It's Trump time! Feast your eyes upon our estimation of the ultimate map as perceived by the lone presidential candidate ever to utter the phrase, "Somebody's doing the raping." *Click image for larger size.* - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ ◆ *Related:* "Donald Trump Is the Clown in Charge: Sorry, GOP, You Created Him, Now He’s the Face of Your Party" - http://www.alternet.org/ ◆

Here's a shocker: The Sarah Palin Channel goes SPLAT! (But don't worry, you can now get crapnews from Princess Sarah for free!)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*No, the "*LEARN MORE*" link in the above screen grab (click to enlarge) isn't live. It's a video you can watch by going to the Sarah Palin Channel website.* *by Ken* "The who-what channel?" you say. "Uh, the Sarah Palin Channel? Oh, right, I vaguely remember that. Sorta." Ah, it was only a year ago that this breakthrough in America media was announced to great fanfare -- or at least as much fanfare as a a heavily over-fanfare-laden media world could muster. You could get a month's worth of content from America's Princess at a monthly rate of a mere $9.95, or a full doggone year ... more »

Portugal’s Experiment in Drug Decriminalization Has Been a Success

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Mark Thornton* - It is a happy anniversary for the Portuguese, but a scary one for all the drug warriors around the world. The post Portugal’s Experiment in Drug Decriminalization Has Been a Success appeared first on Waking Times.

21 Life Changing Lessons to Learn From Confucius

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Luminita Saviuc* - The wisdom of the ancient sage Confucious. The post 21 Life Changing Lessons to Learn From Confucius appeared first on Waking Times.

Greece should rent Crete to Eurozone for 100 years, €325 billion

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
In the morning, it seemed extremely likely that the new Greek proposed €53.5 billion bailout was going to be accepted. Positive voices were heard from the EU and IMF authorities. However, the finance ministers who discuss the issue tonight are much less enthusiastic. For example, Slovak finance minister Peter Kažimír has said that the proposal reminds him of a time machine. It would have been good for the completion of the 2nd bailout but it's probably no good for a 3rd bailout because the economic conditions continued to further deteriorate, as I have often warned. Moreover, the... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago

Supplemental: Does the press corps play by the Clinton Rules?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015Consider what Kasie Hunt said:* Does the mainstream press corps actually work from a set of “Clinton rules”—rules which are unfair to Clinton and Clinton? This past Monday at Vox, Jonathan Allen became the latest reporter to say that the press *does* play by such rules. We’ll probably discuss his piece next week—but in this post about Allen’s claim, Kevin Drum even named an apparent malefactor in this long-standing war! When professional journalists start naming names, you know they’re getting serious. Does the press corps really play by the so-called “Cli... more »

KIPP Psychology Guru Inspired CIA Torture Program

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Dr. Martin Seligman is the man to see if you have questions about how to turn human beings into compliant automatons with persistent positivity. His experiments torturing dogs in the late 1960s was seminal to the development of "learned helplessness," whereby subjects are pacified by repeated and unpredictable electric shocks that cannot be avoided. Google "learned helplessness" for the readily accessible history of the research. The subsequent "learned helplessness" exhibited by torture victims is countered by another Seligman invention, "learned optimism," which turns compliant ... more »

Let's rewrite history...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*1984 has finally arrived and the people are so dumbed down they not only don't understand what is going on, they don't care.* We have elected pukes *making a big deal out of retiring the Confederate flag in SC,* and they're *planning on digging up dead people and moving them. * MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com)--The Memphis City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to move the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife from Health Sciences Park. They have been buried in a park on Union Avenue for 110 years. Council members are also moving ahead wi... more »

Just for the record...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Alan at *Biased BBC *notes that it is the impartial duty of BBC bloggers like us to record that there was an anti-BBC protest yesterday, here in the UK, organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission to mark the Khomenei-inspired "Al Quds Day". They were protesting about the BBC's "support for Israel", dontcha know. The first comment beneath Alan's post reads: Talk about biting the hand that feeds you…. ....er, excuse me for one moment please while I swallow my medication, but... ...That said, wow!, the IHRC surely have a point... ...whoa! that medicine is powerful stuff!!!!... more »

Channel 4 v the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Whatever you may think about the various biases of Jon Snow & Co. at *Channel 4 News *(or about Fraser Nelson for that matter)*,* Fraser Nelson of *The Spectator* is surely right to say that Channel 4 is far better than the BBC when it comes to broadcasting important and controversial documentaries: Its documentaries are distinguished by picking controversial topics that the BBC shies away from: Ch4 lives up to its remit of challenging, rather than reinforcing, consensus. The focus of his piece is *Benefits Street, *but he also refers to *The Great Global Warming Swindle*. Neither... more »

Review - Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 13 hours ago
A comic novel with Adolf Hitler as the main character? Really? Quite apart from the humourless fanaticism that characterised Hitler and the regime he founded, isn't it still a bit early to turn the most notorious name in modern history into a *sympathetic* figure of fun? Yes, it is. Or at least it's something that's very risky. As Gavriel Rosenfeld puts it, *Look Who's Back* flirts with "the risk of glamorizing what it means to condemn, giving voice to racist ideas in the process of making fun of them". What's the fuss all about? The novel finds Hitler waking up and reeking of pet... more »

Actor Turned Anti-ISIS Fighter Michael Enright: ‘I Don’t Care about Being Famous’

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
It reads like a Hollywood blockbuster. An actor known for his minor roles in everything from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Old Dogs” to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “Cold Case” becomes incensed by the merciless killings in ISIS videos. He... The post Actor Turned Anti-ISIS Fighter Michael Enright: ‘I Don’t Care about Being Famous’ appeared first on The Stream.

DC Passes Emergency Law to Combat Synthetic Drug Violence

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 14 hours ago
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an emergency law Friday to immediately halt sales of synthetic drugs in the city after a month-long violent streak attributed to the drugs. A recent college graduate on his way to celebrate the Fourth... The post DC Passes Emergency Law to Combat Synthetic Drug Violence appeared first on The Stream.

Antipsychotic Use Rising among Teens and Young Adults

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
(Reuters Health) – A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed antipsychotics, a new study suggests. In particular, it appears they’re being used to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – a condition for which the... The post Antipsychotic Use Rising among Teens and Young Adults appeared first on The Stream.

There Have Been Great Men And Women In The U.S. Senate-- And Then There Have Been Mediocrities Like Roman Hruska

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Fake Democrat and Real Democrat-- There's a BIG difference Among the best senators in the history of our country were Daniel Webster (Whig-MA), Robert LaFollette (R-WI), Robert Wagner (D-NY), LBJ (D-TX), Everett Dirksen (R-IL), Russ Feingold (D-WI), Claude Pepper (D-FL), Teddy Kennedy (D-MA), Paul Wellstone (D-MN), Eugene McCarthy (D-MN), Huey Long (D-LA), Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME), Thomas Hart Benton (D-MO), and Hubert Humphrey (D-MN). Alan Grayson has proven that he is capable of making himself worthy to be counted among these. His primary opponent, New Dem Patrick Murphy, an una... more »

Financial Totalitarianism in Europe

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Left and right wings in European Parliament condemn the EU banksterism system. European countries are being hollowed out (Greece, Italy, Spain, Ireland and more) in order for the corporate run IMF-World Bank to flourish. Prof Michel Chossudovsky in Canada writes: After having launched a Referendum to refute and refuse the debt bailout agreement put together by the Troika, Prime Minister Tsipras together with his newly instated Finance Minister, comes up four days latter with an austerity package broadly similar to the one which was turned down by the Greek government in June. Th... more »

Why African Christians Want Obama to Keep Quiet about Gay Rights

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
It’s often said that same-sex “marriage” could be the deciding issue for the future of the global Church, and certainly for the Anglican Communion, but the much-invoked African perspective on the issue is rarely heard. President Obama’s visit to Kenya... The post Why African Christians Want Obama to Keep Quiet about Gay Rights appeared first on The Stream.

Obama Immigration Orders Likely Headed for New Legal Setback

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
President Barack Obama appears likely to lose – again – in the protracted legal fight over his executive actions on immigration. Two of the three appeals court judges who heard oral arguments Friday on the Obama administration’s immigration programs were... The post Obama Immigration Orders Likely Headed for New Legal Setback appeared first on The Stream.

Texans Organize ‘Operation Counter Jade Helm’ to Keep Eye on Federal Troops

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
When the troops land in Texas for Operation Jade Helm next week, someone will be waiting for them. Hundreds of people have organized a “Counter Jade Helm” surveillance operation across the Southwestern states and in an effort to keep an... The post Texans Organize ‘Operation Counter Jade Helm’ to Keep Eye on Federal Troops appeared first on The Stream.

Living In A Pup Tent

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://prof1group.ua/ The latest Greek drama is still playing itself out. But Murray Dobbins writes that we have reached a turning point: The temple of neoliberalism and its ideology of social suicide in the interests of the banks has been breached. The hysteria in European capitals (particularly Germany) after the resounding 'No' vote by the people of Greece is entirely appropriate. For decades now developed country governments and their enforcers, the IMF and the World Bank have managed to bamboozle people in country after ... more »

"Allahu Akbar"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
It's often noticeable that different news organisations will weight particular elements of a new stories differently, sometimes suggesting their respective biases. Take for example the breaking story about the attack on the Serbian PM at the commemorations of the Srebreneca massacre. Sky News begins its report like this: *Serbian PM Stoned At Srebrenica Ceremony * Serbia's Prime Minister has been chased from a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre by an angry crowd. Aleksandar Vucic had just laid a flower at a monument to thousands of victims buried ... more »

Officials: Top ISIS Leader Killed in Afghanistan Strike

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
KABUL —The top Islamic State leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan intelligence officials said Saturday, the latest in a series of American air assaults against militants in recent... The post Officials: Top ISIS Leader Killed in Afghanistan Strike appeared first on The Stream.

Creating Their Own Future

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Many businesses are facing closure in the Greek port of Thessaloniki because they're either not being paid - or they can't pay their bills. It's one of the ports which could be privatized under the government plan. Hoda Abdel-Hamid has been meeting workers there who have taken control of their own future.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Fed research: Student aid mostly raises the price of college tuition* Increasing federal student aid leads colleges to raise tuitions, offsetting the benefit to students, according to new research published by economists with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The new analysis finds that the majority of an increase in subsidized student loans or grants translates to higher tuitions, and that at least in the short run, added loans do not boost enrollment. "[W]hile one would expect a student aid expansion to benefit recipients, the subsidized loan expansion could have been to the... more »

Greece Special Saturday Report ( July 11 , 2015 ) - Updates (Trust is big issue - will Troika demand de facto national unity Gov't to ensure imprementation ? Initial take by Fin Mins - Greece proposals insufficient , just basis for Talks Saturday ! Friday saw Greece's Parliament approve Thursday's Controversial Bailout Proposals submitted to the Troika , which in turn gave the green light for Saturday's EWG Talks .....State of Play at present - Greece political situation after the events of Thursday and Friday , initial reactions / perspectives and viewpoints of various EWG Fin Mins ahead of EWG - France seemingly remains Greece's only visible and helpful friend at EWG , additional news & views of the day ) .

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Tweet..... AND WE'RE OFF - EWG finally underway ! *Ian Traynor* ‏@traynorbrussels 22s22 seconds ago Ian Traynor retweeted Alexander Stubb #greece kick-off Ian Traynor added, *Alexander Stubb* @alexstubb #*Eurogroup* in session. *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1m 1 minute ago SCHAEUBLE: KNOW FROM TREATIES THAT DEBT RELIEF IS NOT POSSIBLE The Greek Analyst retweeted *Charles Forelle* ‏@charlesforelle 14m 14 minutes ago Charles Forelle retweeted zerohedge He would know! Charles Forelle added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge SCHAEUBLE SAYS HE EXPECTS "EXTRAORDINARILY DIFFICULT TALKS"... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*A picture is worth 1,000 words* *Receiving a hammer and sickle. Note the small added crucifix. The media try to make out that he was embarrassed but he showed no sign of it. It is in fact a symbol of Latin American "liberation theology", a belief system that Frank clearly shares* SOURCE *Seas could rise 6 metres even IF governments curb global warming: Study says ocean changes have 'already begun'* *Pure speculation. They don't understand what drives present temperatures nor do they understand what drove temperatures in the past* Sea levels could rise by at least six me... more »

Report: Indonesian Pilots May Have Been Radicalized by ISIS

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
(CNN)Authorities in Australia are concerned about the potential radicalization of two Indonesian commercial pilots, according to an intelligence report obtained by the news website The Intercept. The report, marked Australian Federal Police (AFP), profiles two Indonesian pilots who “both appear to... The post Report: Indonesian Pilots May Have Been Radicalized by ISIS appeared first on The Stream.

Is Atticus Finch a Racist? Harper Lee’s New Novel Explores the Iconic Figure’s Paternalism

Jonathan Witt at The Stream - 15 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee’s unexpected new novel offers an unexpected and startling take on an American literary saint, Atticus Finch. “Go Set a Watchman” is set in the 1950s, 20 years after Lee’s celebrated “To Kill a Mockingbird,”... The post Is Atticus Finch a Racist? Harper Lee’s New Novel Explores the Iconic Figure’s Paternalism appeared first on The Stream.

US Women’s Soccer Team Joins Taylor Swift on Stage at Concert

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Taylor Swift was a true all-American girl at her concert as she honored the U.S. women’s soccer team by bringing them onstage. Fresh off their World Cup championship, the players joined Swift on Friday night... The post US Women’s Soccer Team Joins Taylor Swift on Stage at Concert appeared first on The Stream.

Facts and Fascism by George Seldes

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
George Seldes - MEIN KAMPF WRITTEN BY RUDOLF HESS NOT HITLER from Spike EP on Vimeo. LIES AGREED UPON: GEORGE SELDES AND THE AMERICAN PRESS (PART I) from Spike EP on Vimeo. Although George Seldes is one of the giants in the history of American journalism, particularly in the field of press criticism, he has been neglected and blacklisted by the mainstream press. In this three-part series we present the American TV debut of Seldes, who was a foreign correspondent from 1917-1939 and who published the alternative newspaper* "In Fact"* in the 1940s and l950s. Seldes wrote over 20 b... more »

Serbian PM Attacked at Ceremony Marking 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Anger boiled over Saturday at a massive commemoration of the slaughter of Bosnia Muslims at Srebrenica 20 years ago as people pelted Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic with stones, water bottles and other objects. An aide... The post Serbian PM Attacked at Ceremony Marking 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre appeared first on The Stream.

One Killed by Blast at Italian Consulate in Cairo

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
CAIRO (AP) — A car bomb exploded early Saturday outside the Italian Consulate in Cairo, destroying several floors of the historic building in a powerful blast that killed one Egyptian, the latest casualty in an ongoing Islamic militant campaign targeting... The post One Killed by Blast at Italian Consulate in Cairo appeared first on The Stream.

NBA Star DeAndre Jordan Finally Apologizes to Dallas Mavs for Changing Mind About Joining Team

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 16 hours ago
The tweet comes after a hectic three-day saga where he switched his decision from signing with the Dallas Mavericks to staying with the Los Angeles Clippers. Mark Cuban spoke about the situation for the first time yesterday at the Presidential... The post NBA Star DeAndre Jordan Finally Apologizes to Dallas Mavs for Changing Mind About Joining Team appeared first on The Stream.

6 Natural Remedies to Avoid Symptoms of Allergies

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Infographic - *Why spend so much money on over the counter medications when you can beat allergies naturally? Here's how. The post 6 Natural Remedies to Avoid Symptoms of Allergies appeared first on Waking Times.

Transcript of Classified Tape Recording Made at Camp David, Maryland

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
This is my second time around on this transcript and it is worth the extra effort, particularly as it is becoming obvious that we are now edging close to a full disclosure or at least an official acknowledgement. Several things pop up here that i have posted on because of independent reports from 'rogue' participants that appear to be confirmed here. Better a lot of new material fills in blanks in other reports and adds much more creditable detail. It is curious that Carter was kept out of the loop. An observation that i can make that can not be made up easily is that... more »

How Lobbies, Intelligence Services and Advertisers Dictate Mainstream Media Content

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
[image: newspaper_chains] I have never been that paranoid regarding what shows up in the press*. *You could always count on equally skeptical commentators to step up whenever possible. It is in the area of omission that i am concerned with and i am seeing more and more of just that. We are following many stories here and most are off the beaten path but then plenty are not. There is a war worldwide confronting Monsanto and little gets into the main news streams. . *How Lobbies, Intelligence Services and Advertisers Dictate Mainstream Media Content* *Global Research, June... more »

Bigfoot Reported in Warren County, NY

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
One of the best reports i came across over ten years ago was of a Big Foot stepping from behind cover to hurl a throwing stone directly at a deer standing in a pond of water. It then came forward to grab the downed deer and also sling it over its shoulder. Here again we catch the creature harvesting deer, albeit apparently road kill. We now have a really complete picture of the big foot life way. It is primitive and similar to that of humanity long before we seriously mastered tools of any significance. The art of the throwing stone goes back millions of years. *Bigfoot ... more »

Cattle Mutilation Investigator

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
*[image: Keren Farquharson, right, and Louis Delgado, are photographed on their farm northwest of Calgary just outside Madden, Alta, June 19, after notifying authorities that they found one of the cows that graze their land, not only dead, but supposedly mutilated, in their pasture on June 6, 2015.]* This is an important addition to this phenomena. The immediate take home is that two thirds of the damage is generated by birds and can then be easily dismissed as such. The remainder generating less than ten percent which demands a serious pathological investigation. This is worth... more »

"As far as I am concerned pediatricians who inject children with the flu vaccine are criminals but like everything else, people are conned and very few complain." Dr Sircus

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
Orthodox Doctors are Full of Misinformation Posted by Dr Sircus on July 8, 2015 Recently I have had some harsh words to say to mainstream doctors and by implication, their local medical boards, parent medical organizations, pharmaceutical companies and governments who sponsor medical terrorism. I am publishing this essay to make it clear that I do not feel this way about all doctors for there are fine doctors out there who are honest and sincere and understand the fundamentals and practice of a type of medicine that actually helps people. Unfortunately this is not the rule with... more »

Editor In Chief Of World’s Best Known Medical Journal: Half Of All The Literature Is False

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
"Science has taken a turn towards Darkness" By Arjun Walia Global Research, May 23, 2015 * In the past few years more professionals have come forward to share a truth that, for many people, proves difficult to swallow. One such authority is Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world.* Dr. Horton recently published a statement declaring that a lot of published research is in fact unreliable at best, if not completely false. *“The case against science is straightforward:... more »

Reddit Chief Ellen Pao Resigns after Receiving ‘Sickening’ Abuse from Users

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
‘I’m just another human,’ says outgoing boss, who was forced to quit by users angry about alleged attempts to curb the site’s ‘anything goes’ tone. Ellen Pao, the interim chief executive of Reddit, has resigned following a user backlash against... The post Reddit Chief Ellen Pao Resigns after Receiving ‘Sickening’ Abuse from Users appeared first on The Stream.

5 John Quincy Adams Quotes on His 248th Birthday

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 16 hours ago
Two hundred and forty-eight years ago today, on July 11, 1767, John Quincy Adams was born. Son of the second US President, John Adams, he himself went on to be president from 1825-1829. In his political career, he also served... The post 5 John Quincy Adams Quotes on His 248th Birthday appeared first on The Stream.

Flu Vaccine Contains 25,000 Times The Legal Maximum For Mercury In Drinking Water and is 100% Absorbed When Injected

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
Jun. 12 Mercury in Vaccines: A Ridiculous Practice Last night, I viewed the movie, “*Trace Amounts: Autism, Mercury, and the Hidden Truth*.” This movie should be seen by every parent, medical student and physician in this country. If you are curious about what is in a vaccine and why there are still people out there who do not blindly support mass vaccination, this movie is for you. In fact, if you are worried about the future of our children, this movie is for you. Eric Gladden, who was injured by a mercury-containing vaccine produced the movie. He detailed what happened to him an... more »

Iran is Rational, Dying and Deadly

David Goldman at The Stream - 17 hours ago
I am weary of reading (as I did yet again under the byline of Matthew Duss in Tablet Magazine) that Iran is a “rational actor.” Of course it is a rational actor. It is doubly dangerous for being rational, like a bank... The post Iran is Rational, Dying and Deadly appeared first on The Stream.

When the world goes Insane: The Very Strange things that have been Happening.....

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago
Adding to these lists below: * the false flags in the US for the past month, the fast tracking of Various International trade agreements by the US Federal Government-with NO INFORMATION being given out publicly about these trade agreements, *the Fast tracking of the mandatory vaccine laws in California, that are now being introduced federally. * the multiple majorly accredited sources outing the fact that main stream medical studies and statements are false: Pfizer Vice President Blows The Whistle & Tells The Truth About The Pharmaceutical Industry *“It is simply no longer poss... more »

American Psychology Profession and Speciality and Its Central Association Completely Disgraced By Independent Report on Complicity in and Abetting of Military Torture

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 18 hours ago
Big news today on an issue within the US psychology profession and academic speciality that has been bubbling for quite some time – I posted about some of the brave and persistent activism that has been driving it a few years back, here. It is thus all about the completely disgraceful role of the American Psychological Association (APA) in actively aiding and abetting both the practice itself of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques – retrospectively declared even by the US government itself to be torture – in military and intelligence operations post 9/11, and the actual com... more »

No, the F-35 Can’t Fight at Long Range, Either

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: F-35 Lightning II]The Pentagon’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is dead meat in a close battle against even a dated two-seat F-16D fighter jet, according to a scathing test pilot report War Is Boring obtained. Don’t sweat it, JSF-maker Lockheed Martin responded. “The F-35’s technology is designed to engage, shoot and kill its enemy from long distances,” Lockheed’s F-35 team wrote in a press release on July 1. As a rebuttal to the test pilot report, Lockheed’s claim is a cynically useful one — it sidesteps the criticism without really confirming or denying it. But that doesn’t... more »

IAF formally inducts indigenous Akash Air Defence missile

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar formally handed over indigenously designed, developed and produced Akash Air Defence missile system to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in a glittering ceremony at Air Force Station Gwalior July 10. The induction ceremony was held in presence of senior officials from IAF and Secretary Defence (R&D) Dr S Christopher, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) SK Sharma and first Project Director of Akash missile system Dr Prahlada among others. It is to be noted here that Akash is the first made in India missile system and is a ha... more »

Fighter deal likely during Modi’s November visit to Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Su T-50 PAK-FA]The final agreement for the joint development and production of a fifth generation fighter aircraft could be signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia in November, diplomatic sources told *The Hindu* on Thursday. Preparations are under way in both countries for the summit-level meeting to impart a qualitative boost to defence cooperation. Agreeing that differences exist, sources said without getting into the details that “a workaround has been found and discussions are in an advanced stage” and an agreement could be reached “by autumn”. The ... more »

Dunford: Pentagon Reconsidering Planned Size of F-35 Fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35B Lightning II]The U.S. Defense Department is rethinking how many F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets it plans to buy as part of its most expensive weapons acquisition program. The Pentagon officially plans to purchase a total of 2,457 F-35s, including 14 development aircraft, at an estimated cost of $391 billion, according to acquisition documents published in December and released in April. But that quantity may change as automatic spending caps force officials to make trade-offs between investing in future technology and responding to current threats, from pro-Russian sepa... more »

Roundtable Discussion July 6th: Archive Video

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Good Morning my friends. Here is the archive video from the One People's Roundtable Discussion from Monday, July 6th. I would like to add just a couple of personal comments about the conversation we had on Monday. On Monday's show, Lisa and I were joined by Bradley Loves and Gary David- the topic on the table was CERN, AI & and NWO. However, as Brad had just recently been in contact with a person called "Harry", aka: Ruiner77, the conversation quickly turned to some of the information this person Harry had been relaying to Brad. "The Ruiner/Harry" is purportedly an Illuminati e... more »

Myanmar to Buy Chinese-Pakistani FJ-17 Fighter Jets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: JF-17 Thunder]Myanmar will become the first country to buy JF-17 Thunder fighter jets, jointly manufactured by Pakistan and China companies, revealed the TV channel Dunya News. According to the news network, the authorities of that Asian nation will acquire 16 of these jets, but the total figure could exceed two dozen. Pakistan, which already has in its air force some of those aircrafts, will also provide services for the maintenance of these devices, the source added. Read more

Pirates off Somalia quiet but Gulf of Guinea a hotspot in first half of 2015

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: EUNAVFOR flagship SPS Galicia and FS Var]Piracy off the Somali coast has all but disappeared while pirates remain active in the Gulf of Guinea and Southeast Asia, according to a maritime intelligence provider. Dryad Maritime released its analysis of worldwide reported incidents of piracy and crime against mariners from 1 April to 30 June 2015, which show that Southeast Asia continues to dominate maritime crime incidents globally, with 120 reports of piracy and maritime crime instances there since 1 January 2015, an increase of 22% compared to the first six months of 2014. ... more »

France and Russia Mistral Deal: $1.3 Billion Settlement Reached Over Aircraft Carriers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Vladivostok LHD]Russia and France have reached a tentative agreement on compensation payable to Moscow as a result of Paris' decision to cancel the delivery of two Mistral helicopter carriers. The cancellation of the Mistral deal reportedly will cost France about $1.3 billion. The agreement still must be signed by both Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande, according to media reports. Read more

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015: 30 nations watch as US, Australia and Japan hold war games in the Northern Territory

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
There was nothing “humanitarian” about the biggest amphibious assault ever conducted in Australia when a combined US-Australia-Japanese force landed on an isolated stretch of coast southwest of Darwin. Despite the efforts of senior officers and a large team of public affairs staff to push the line about the importance of amphibious operations to disaster relief, Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 is about high end war fighting. Even the handout provided by the Department of Defence media spelt it out. Read more

NATO ships hold anti-submarine joint drill in Black Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: HNLMS Tromp (F802)]NATO ships from eight countries took part in a crisis response operation on Friday in Bulgaria's Black Sea area during the Open Day of the naval exercise Breeze 2015. Aboard the Bulgarian frigate Verni, the reporters and VIP guests led by Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev had the opportunity to watch various stages of the drill such as fighting a fire on a passenger ship, rescuing people, defense against attacks by aircraft and submarine, and carrying out an inspection of a ship. The main idea of the 10-day exercise was to improve interoperability... more »

Aircraft carrier to be repainted after rust fears

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)]In the latest hitch to hit the Royal Navy's £6.2bn aircraft carrier programme, contaminants have got in to some of the topcoat on the giant HMS Queen Elizabeth. Engineers building the 65,000-tonne giant believe this happened as they rushed to get the carrier ready for its launch last year. Sources said dust and particles from grinding and hot work got in to the paint as it was applied. Read more

Canadian warship expected back in Halifax this weekend

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: HMCS Fredericton (F 337)]HMCS Fredericton is slated to return to Halifax on Sunday after a seven-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea prompted by the Ukraine crisis. The frigate left Halifax at the end of December to take part in Operation Reassurance. During the deployment, Fredericton and five other NATO warships spent just over two weeks in the Black Sea as a show of force against Russian aggression toward Ukraine. After a series of training exercises, the group returned to the Mediterranean. Read more

Russian navy practices anti-submarine combat in Baltic and Arctic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Ka-27PS Helix]The Russian navy has practiced anti-submarine combat in both the Baltic Sea and the Arctic Barents Sea in consecutive drills, as its naval reinforcement in the two regions continues. Russia's military drills from all branches of the armed forces have increased this year, however the ones carried out in the Baltic and Arctic are the most controversial, largely because Russia shares both regions almost exclusively with Nato member states. Its Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad borders Poland on one side and Lithuania on the other, while the other four countries who ha... more »

Dark passionate explorations of natural forms - the art of Lissa Bockrath

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
Lissa Bockrath creates large format abstract-expressionistic nature-inspired mood-pieces that just make the jaw drop. Here's what she says about the how and when and why or her art... *I start each painting without a preconceived idea of what the final image or end result will be and instead my process becomes a stream of consciousness. Working with the inherent natural elements in the process of painting is what I relish most. The “spontaneous” reactions of the medium inspire me. When I trust my instincts and work intuitively, the images produced are more believable and powerful th... more »

Japanese ‘ready and able’ to build subs here: Nick Xenophon

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Soryu class SSK]High-level Japanese government, military and industry officials have given strong assurances that they are willing and able to build the navy’s new submarines in Aust­ralia. Independent South Australian senator Nick Xenophon told *The Weekend Australian* he was given the assurances during meetings which included detailed briefings by Japan’s two submarine builders, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation. The two companies alternate in producing a new submarine each year for the Japanese navy in a “continuous build” process. Read more

Advanced British submarine HMS Artful to undergo sea trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Britain's most technically advanced submarine - boasting the world's biggest ears - is to undergo sea trials this summer, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced Friday. Fallon visited the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness in Northern England to inspect HMS Artful as she prepares for sea trials this summer. She will enter service with the Royal Navy before the end of this year, operating from Her Majesty's Naval base on the Clyde in Scotland. Read more

Love Gov: House Poor

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 20 hours ago
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Transpicuous News, July 8th: Archive Video

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
Good morning Everyone! Here is the Archive Video of Wednesday night's Transpicuous News Special Report: Global Financial Terrorism: Distraction, Division, Deception & Double Dealing. Sunday Night, Transpicuous News will be back on at the usual time of 9pm BDT/ 4pm EDT, LIVE stream on CCN: http://www.consciousconsumernetwork.tv/ccn-live/ During the show Wednesday night I showed a 24 minute clip from the Economic Hitman. For those interested, this is the link to the entire movie: John Perkins: Confession of an Economic Hitman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-a6jzU0YgQ L... more »

Rocking All Over the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
This week's *Newswatch *featured a couple of complaints about a post-Budget item on BBC TV featuring Reeta Chakrabarti, who went down to the beach in Bournemouth to canvas various *vox populi*. Her report began: Summer, of course, is all about sea, sand - and sticks of rock. And we've got our own to test out what people thought of the Budget. We've got 'Budget Winners' and 'Budget Losers'. Let's see which ones people pick. These sixth-formers all decided they were 'Losers'. Their Living Cost Grant will be scrapped next year and they'll have to borrow the money instead. Here were t... more »

Paris Ramadan Stunt: A Comedian, a Propagandist, and the Social Engineers

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*July 11, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - When tasteless alleged French comedian Yacine Hasnaoui decided to pose as a "Muslim," shouting at Paris restaurant patrons for "eating during Ramadan," before overturning tables and frightening by-standers, he probably realized shortly after just how un-funny his stunt was - which is precisely why he officially apologized for it on his Facebook page. However, that the incident centered around a remorseful comedian, and not actually a Muslim, or even a brainwashed extremists posing as a Muslim, did not matter to what is essentially an industr... more »

Military Photo of the Day: July 11, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
Wounded U.S. service members participate in the 100m sprint during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., on June 23, 2015. I had the privilege of attending the 2011 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs... The post Military Photo of the Day: July 11, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.

Is Ciaran Getting a Raw Deal?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
As this story comes courtesy of the *Daily Mail*, I think it's only right to use the phrase "You couldn't make it up" at some point in this post, so you have been warned. The *Mail *headline reads: Fury over BBC youth channel that mocks the Queen, calls David Cameron a 'f****** idiot' and promotes drug abuse A new online BBC channel, BBC Raw, apparently features several programme hosted by a chap called Ciaran Varley. According to the *Mail*, he's used this BBC platform to call cannabis "cool", to support Ed Miliband and insult David Cameron, to attack the Queen and to mock Chris... more »

A 20-minute film on SUSY at LHC

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Vice Media, Inc. is a youth media company founded in 1994 and operating in 36 countries (vice.com). In 2009, they established Motherboard (motherboard.vice.com), a video magazine. A day ago or so, they posted the 21-minute video above. It is dedicated to the Run II of the Large Hadron Collider. Its goal is to find some physics beyond the Standard Model – and "supersymmetry" seems to be the most likely thing that may be found. Be ready for a charming British redhead host, Victoria Turk, and physicists answering her question. Aside from several experimenters at CERN, you shou... more »

"Do us a favour and buy a TV licence"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
James (Purnell) Heath *The Times *headline *Do us a favour and buy a TV licence, BBC urges the over-75s *pithily summarises a point made by a senior BBC editor on the BBC blog. This is what James Heath, the BBC's director of policy writes: Let’s first look at the cost part of the equation. The cost of over 75s TV licences will be transferred to the BBC on a phased basis, starting in 2018/19 with the full liability met by the BBC from 2020/21. We estimate this will reduce the BBC’s licence fee income by around £725m pa. *We will give those eligible households an opportunity to volu... more »

7 Quotes on the Feast Day of St. Benedict

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 23 hours ago
Today is the Feast Day of a man who has had a profound impact on monasticism in the West: St. Benedict of Nursia. American Catholic provides a brief summary of his work: Benedict was born into a distinguished family in central... The post 7 Quotes on the Feast Day of St. Benedict appeared first on The Stream.

Political Twitter Fun

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Did you know there's such a thing as TwitterAudit? I didn't either. You enter "any Twitter screen name," and it estimates "How many of your Twitter followers are real?" I just found out that none of the Democratic presidential candidates follow @potus on Twitter, and that TwitterAudit {"not affiliated with Twitter in any way") considers 57% of Chris Christie's Twitter followers fake, which makes plenty of sense to me. There's also a Twitter Primary, from Spokeo, and Trump is routing all other GOP contenders. Everybody loves a good train wreck. If the primary was held on twitter, ... more »

A Noble Man - R.I.P.

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Omar Sharif (born Michel Demitri Chalhoub 10 April 1932 – 10 July 2015) was an Egyptian actor. His films included Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Funny Girl (1968). He was nominated for an Academy Award and won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award. Sharif's first English-language film was in the role of Sharif Ali in David Lean's historical epic Lawrence of Arabia in 1962. This performance earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, as well as a shared Golden Globe Award for Ne... more »

BWorld 10, Greece crisis, pension and rule of law

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
* This is my article yesterday in BusinessWorld Weekender. *Greece’s debt crisis and lessons for thePhilippines* AFTER piling more than 300 billion euros of public debt, Greece could not pay some of the maturing obligations. It defaulted paying $1.6 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last week. How did Greece and its people dig this deep hole of debt? By living beyond their means, by overspending each year without exception, for decades. It also did not follow many of the conditions of its lenders, especially on spending cuts and revenue increases, a.k.a. “austerity... more »

Higher Education For Your Ass

Dana at The Galloping Beaver - 1 day ago
I think I've mentioned before that I am of the opinion that modern western universities bear a certain portion of responsibility for the mess the world finds itself in. Highly educated chemists work for Monsanto and are actively involved in developing products that are rapidly decimating the pollinators of the planet. Highly educated geo scientists are busily seeing to the destruction of

“The Dark Side of Goal-Setting”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Dark Side of Goal-Setting”* by PsyBlog “I wouldn't be surprised if you are fed up with hearing about goal-setting. I am. Goal-setting has become a personal, corporate and political fetish. Modern workers are frequently subjected to performance reviews in which they must set themselves goals to work towards. The fact that these targets are frequently idiotic or meaningless seems to be irrelevant. Whole countries are now run on targets. Here in Britain, like elsewhere, politicians have become obsessed with goal-setting. Goals have been set for everything, from economic indicato... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The spiky stars in the foreground of this sharp cosmic portrait are well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. The two eye-catching galaxies lie far beyond the Milky Way, at a distance of over 300 million light-years. Their distorted appearance is due to gravitational tides as the pair engage in close encounters. Cataloged as Arp 273 (also as UGC 1810), the galaxies do look peculiar, but interacting galaxies are now understood to be common in the universe. In fact, the nearby large spiral Andromeda Galaxy is known to be some 2 million light-years away and approaching the Milky Way. *Cli... more »

Tsipras "Serfs" the Greek People?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*This sure doesn't read as a positive considering the referendum. The election. * *The election promises. The tough talk. The heartfelt talk. Etc., * *12:35 a.m.* In a speech with a strongly personal tone, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he negotiated as hard as he could and admits his government had made mistakes during his barely six-month tenure as he fought to win bailout funds for his debt-ridden country. Speaking in a late-night parliament session, Tsipras described the last few months as a war in which difficult battles were fought and some were lost. "Now I have the feeli... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“There is always something to be happy about. Truly happy. And if you have the audacity to find it and the courage to make it your focus, in spite of the countless temptations to do otherwise, you will have learned well, your life will be transformed, and all things will be added unto you. Trust me, I have connections.” "End" game, The Universe "Thoughts become thing, choose the good ones." - http://www.tut.com

"The Purpose Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” - Leo C. Rosten

Paulo Coelho, “The Cycle of Nature”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Cycle of Nature”* by Paulo Coelho “In the cycle of nature there is no such thing as victory or defeat: there is only movement. The winter struggles to reign supreme, but, in the end, is obliged to accept spring’s victory, which brings with it flowers and happiness. The summer would like to make its warm days last for ever, because it believes that warmth is good for the earth, but, finally, it has to accept the arrival of autumn, which will allow the earth to rest. The gazelle eats the grass and is devoured by the lion. It isn’t a matter of who is the strongest, but God’s way... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, China. Thanks for stopping by.

The Wild, Weird and Creepy Story of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
Science confirms the physical benefits of yoga, but the mental risks are considerable. The waistline contracts, but the critical sensibility may wither. The blood pressure falls, but the Downward Dog may lead to prostration before gurus. I should know. Ten... The post The Wild, Weird and Creepy Story of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West appeared first on The Stream.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Friday budget meeting with sheriff offers preview of next week’s citizen meetings ~Charles Maldonado, The Lens*

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