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Thursday, July 16, 2015

16 July - Blogs I'm Following pm


English: Downtown Austin from across Town Lake.
English: Downtown Austin from across Town Lake. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


10:28pm MDST

What is Jade Helm?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 minutes ago
The military operation occurring in the state of Texas has many people mystified. I read one fascinating account of its purpose today in a comment at Zero Hedge: *“JADE” is an **AI quantum computing technology** that produces holographic battlefield simulations and has the ability to use vast amounts of data being collected on the human domain, to generate human terrain systems in geographic population centric locations, to identify and eliminate targets, insurgents, rebels or whatever labels that can be flagged as targets in a Global Information Grid for Network Centric Warfare ... more »

KMTitanic 15: waiting for the July 19th absolution

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
*Riding north from Tainan today, I took the 163 to the HSR station in Chiayi. There was no direct connection between the 163 and the 37 to the HSR station, so I took a lonely gravel and dirt access road a couple of kilometers through the fields of sugar cane that ran parallel to the HSR line. As so often in Taiwan, I ran across a little historical treasure: the old rails from the Japanese-era sugar lines still exist all over the south, uncared for and unacknowledged.* *Fifteen-hundred people went into the sea, when Titanic sank from under us. There were twenty boats floating nearby... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Sundial Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Kevin Kern, “Sundial Dreams” - https://www.youtube.com/

"Mass Extinction: It's the End of the World as We Know It"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Mass Extinction: * *It's the End of the World as We Know It"* By Dahr Jamail "What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts." - Arthur Conan Doyle "Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of evolutionary biology, natural resources and ecology at the University of Arizona, and has been a climate change expert for 30 years. He has also become a controversial figure, due to the fact that he does not shy away from talking about the possibility of near-term human extinction. Whil... more »

Elaine J. Cohen : METRO EVENT | Jewish peace group holds remembrance for Gaza War victims

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 2 hours ago
Event: Memorial for Victims of Last Summer’s Gaza War When: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 7-9 p.m. Where: Friends Meeting of Austin Address: 3701 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, Texas 78721 Sponsors: Austin Jewish Voice for Peace and Interfaith … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen : *METRO EVENT* | Jewish peace group holds remembrance for Gaza War victims

How do you mark the final day of the world's most famous toy store? How else? With selfies!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*A scene yesterday from the last day of business at FAO Schwarz in Manhattan -- not a selfie, but an actual photograph, taken by an actual photographer, Reuters' Lucas Jackson* *"By Wednesday afternoon, hours before the store was set to shut its doors at 8 p.m., many of the shelves had already been stripped bare of their stuffed animals or games, or else were marked down by fire-sale-like percentages."* *-- the NYT's Tatiana Schlossberg, in* "Shoppers Bid Farewell to F. A. O. Schwarz on Its Final Day" *by Ken* In all honesty, it was this blurb in the NYT's "Today's Headlines" e-mai... more »

Even With A Nuclear Deal Iran And The U.S. Are Still In A 'Shadow War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Missy Ryan, Washington Post*: *Despite nuclear deal, U.S. and Iran locked in regional shadow war* Even as their highest-ranking diplomats were shaking hands this week on a landmark nuclear accord, the United States and Iran continued moving weapons, money and fighters across the Middle East in an uninterrupted shadow war. At secret CIA bases in Jordan, U.S. operatives continued to arm and train fighters being sent into Syria to oust a critical ally of Iran. In Saudi Arabia, U.S. military advisers remained in place at a command center selecting targets for airstrikes in Yemen aga... more »

Oliver and Boyd 1953 - lessons from the early history of the lipid hypothesis.

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 3 hours ago
The introduction to Hooper et al. 2015 gives a good potted history of the lipid hypothesis. It's well worth reading to get some background as to why this idea that saturated fat causes heart disease took off the way it did. (Hooper 2015) There's a chain of logic involved. There is cholesterol in atherosclerotic plaques. There was a correlation between high cholesterol and heart disease. Eating saturated fat tends to elevate serum cholesterol. Join the dots. The assumption is that the high cholesterol that correlates with heart disease and the effect of saturated fat on serum choles... more »

Advancing Bailout - A Humiliating Defeat for Greece  (When Will Greek Looting/Austerity End?)  Soulless Economics  (What Other Type Exists Today?)

Craigslist? Soulless Economics Advancing Bailout, Greece Approves 'Terms of Surrender' to Austerity The €86 billion bailout comes at a high political and social cost, forcing the imposition of harsh austerity measures and economic reforms tougher than those rejected by more than 60 percent of Greek voters in a July 5 referendum. Among the measures included in the rescue package, which

4 U.S. Marines Killed In Domestic Terrorism Attack In Tennessee (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Four Marines and gunman killed in Tennessee shootings* Four U.S. Marines were killed on Thursday by a gunman who opened fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before being fatally shot in an attack officials called a brazen, brutal act of domestic terrorism. The FBI named the suspect as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, but said it was too early to speculate on a motive for the rampage, which comes at a time when U.S. military and law enforcement authorities are increasingly concerned about the threat posed by 'lone wolves' to domestic targets. "We are ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis And Editorials -- July 16, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
An Israeli F-16 fighter jet takes off at Ramon air base in southern Israel during routine training, October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen *Noga Tarnopolsky, Reuters*: *Israel won’t strike Iran alone, no matter how much it hates the nuclear deal* The day after a nuclear deal with Iran was announced, the sun rose high above Jerusalem’s shimmering hills just as it does every July, as if the ancient land shrugged off two decades of apocalyptic warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and decided to go about its usual routine. Israeli officials across the political landsca... more »

Beyond One Space-Time Continuum: Logic and Imagination

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Magic eventually comes to the conclusion that imagination creates reality. Any reality. The post Beyond One Space-Time Continuum: Logic and Imagination appeared first on Waking Times.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Worse Even Than I Imagined

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON — When you write a column, as did I two weeks ago, headlined “The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history,” you don’t expect to revisit the issue. We had hit bottom. Or so I thought. Then on Tuesday the... The post The Iran Nuclear Deal: Worse Even Than I Imagined appeared first on The Stream.

PONI Live Debate: Global Zero + An Excerpt From "The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors And Their Quest To Ban The Bomb"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*"The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors And Their Quest To Ban The Bomb" by Philip Taubman (2012).* *Description of "The Partnership" [Source: Harper Collins Publishers]:* Illuminating and thought-provoking, *The Partnership* tells the little-known story of their campaign to reduce the threat of a nuclear attack and, ultimately, eliminate nuclear weapons altogether. It is an intimate look at these men—Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, William Perry, and the renowned Stanford physicist Sidney Drell—the origins of their unlikely joint effort, and their dealings with President O... more »

World News Briefs -- July 16, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Obama Begins 60-Day Campaign to Win Over Iran Deal Skeptics at Home and Abroad* WASHINGTON — President Obama eagerly took on critics of the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, inviting question after question on an agreement he suggested that many of his political adversaries had not even read. Mr. Obama used a formal East Room news conference to begin what White House officials said would be an aggressive effort by the president and his top advisers over the next 60 days to combat critics in both parties and to sell the Iran deal to members of Congress, the public ... more »

One People's Roundtable Discussion- June 13th Archive Video

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 4 hours ago
Good evening everyone! Here is the Archive Video from last Monday night's Roundtable Discussion. While I didn't get to participate for the first hour due to my internet mysteriously disappearing about 1 minute into the show- leaving me with a frozen face that is truly hysterical, lol- I managed to get back onto the show for the last half of the discussion. Lisa and I were joined by Thahoketoteh of the Kanion'ke:haka- or as corporate Canada says: the Mohawk Nation . We had a really good conversation about Canada's "Truth and Reconciliation" report, the genocide of Canadas First... more »

War Is Peace

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
"If you want a vision of the future imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever." George Orwell

Surprises from Pluto

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
Kenneth Change, “Pluto’s Portrait From New Horizons: Ice Mountains and No Craters,” New York Times (July 16, 2015), http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/16/science/pluto-flyby-photos-reveal-mountains.html?emc=edit_th_20150716&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000 [excerpted] The first surprise was the rugged topography — mountains up to 11,000 feet high. But these mountains are almost certainly made of frozen water instead of rock…. A second surprise was that the dwarf planet’s surface was unmarred by craters. “We have not yet found a single impact crater in this image,” Dr. Spencer sa... more »

SupGaleano Part II 'Critical Thought Versus the Capitalist Hydra'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Chiapas, Mexico, the World. (passage from the text “A World War,” May-June 2015, by SupGaleano, in “Our View of the Hydra,” part II of volume I of “Critical Thought Versus the Capitalist Hydra”) Click here for Translations The first thing that got our attention was the protests and disagreement on social media. Then came the articles that managed to get a place on the pages of the paid

Mohawk Nation News 'Across the Pond Comment'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
ACROSS THE POND COMMENT Posted on July 16, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. July 16th 2015. Nia:wen to our readers in Ohontsakaionen [old land] who see our solution as theirs too. This is their letter. Great Peace of Montreal 1701. “Resistance 71 is a French and English speaking collective [in Europe] created in 2010. There are ways to remove the totalitarian society

WI Legislature Votes Blacks Must be Precuffed and Pretased For Law Enforcement.

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 5 hours ago
*Acceptable posture: Compliant negroes take a leisurely crawl through downtown Madison.* Madison, WI -- Coming on the tail end of a raft of Draconian legislation from the legislative body, the GOP-dominated Wisconsin Senate ratified the "2015 Black Empowerment Act". A nearly identical bill sailed through the lower chamber albeit votes being cast along party lines. The bill, if signed into law by Governor and presidential candidate Scott Walker, would mandate all Wisconsin African Americans, including those officially judged to be "Octaroon", be precuffed and even pretased prior... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 16, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*FOX News:* *White House reportedly offers to boost military aid to Israel after Iran deal* President Obama has offered to increase U.S. military aid to Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear agreement, according to a published report. According to the New York Times, Obama broached the subject in a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. White House officials said that Obama told Netanyahu that he was prepared to hold "intensive discussions" on bolstering Israel's defense capabilities. *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 16, 201... more »

Ukraine Crisis -- News Updates July 16, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses deputies before voting on a draft law at the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, July 16, 2015. Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko *VOA:* *Ukraine Moves Toward More Autonomy for Separatist Regions * Ukraine's parliament approved a draft law Thursday to grant greater autonomy to the separatist-held areas in the country’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions. As stipulated by the cease-fire agreement reached last February in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, President Petro Poroshenko submitted the bill to parliament to give the areas that have proclaimed ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Is this galaxy jumping through a giant ring of stars? Probably not. Although the precise dynamics behind the featured image is yet unclear, what is clear is that the pictured galaxy, NGC 7714, has been stretched and distorted by a recent collision with a neighboring galaxy. This smaller neighbor, NGC 7715, situated off to the left of the featured frame, is thought to have charged right through NGC 7714. *Click image for larger size.* Observations indicate that the golden ring pictured is composed of millions of older Sun-like stars that are likely co-moving with the interior bluer ... more »

"They Should Want Roses..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“The monstrous thing is not that men have created roses out of this dung heap, but that, for some reason or other, they should want roses. For some reason or other man looks for the miracle, and to accomplish it he will wade through blood. He will debauch himself with ideas, he will reduce himself to a shadow if for only one second of his life he can close his eyes to the hideousness of reality. Everything is endured – disgrace, humiliation, poverty, war, crime, ennui – in the belief that overnight something will occur, a miracle, which will render life tolerable. And all the while... more »

Free Download: Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Miracles"* "Why, who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water, Or stand under trees in the woods, Or talk by day with anyone I love, or sleep in the bed at night with anyone I love, Or sit at the table at dinner with the rest, Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car, Or watch honeybees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon, Or animals feeding in the fields, Or birds, or the wo... more »

"The Duty..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

Chet Raymo, “The Ultimate Citadel of Humanism”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
* “The Ultimate Citadel of Humanism”* by Chet Raymo “Here I go again. It seems lately that these posts drift more and more toward memoir, toward summing up, toward drawing together the raveled treads of a life. What started almost ten years ago as a continuation of my 20 years of science essays in the Boston Globe -- essays that aspired toward a spritely objectivity -- has become willy-nilly an exercise in self-indulgence. That so many of you have stayed for the ride suggests, I hope, that we share certain life-experiences, and that together we articulate a Tao, a way, a common aspi... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Brawley, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Thoughts on Subjectivity in Writing about Israel

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
This is a guest post from Mira Sucharov, an Associate Professor at Carleton University. Particularly in areas of contested politics — controversial policy issues, protracted conflict, clashing narratives, and the like — how much responsibility do authors have to remain unbiased? It’s a problematic word, bias. It’s almost always used either in the context of […]

Money Talks: Giving Women a Voice on U.S. Currency

Maryam Deloffre at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
The grassroots advocacy campaign, Women on 20s, had a simple request: put a woman on the $20 bill by 2020 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. Starting with a list of 15 women candidates, on-line voters cast an electronic ballot […]

Photo Orbs, Memory Snapshots and Buddhist Tulpas

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Amy L. Lansky* - The “orbs” that many people are capturing in digital photographs may be what the Buddhists call tulpas. The post Photo Orbs, Memory Snapshots and Buddhist Tulpas appeared first on Waking Times.

Senate Will Vote on Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
Just days after a shocking new expose’ video depicted a top Planned Parenthood doctor discussing how the abortion business sells the body parts from aborted babies, Senate officials indicate the U.S. Senate will hold a vote after the August recess... The post Senate Will Vote on Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks appeared first on The Stream.

John McCain Has a Few Things to Say About Donald Trump

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
Over the weekend, Donald Trump held a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that attracted several thousand people. He shared the stage with the father of a man who was killed by an undocumented immigrant — and Trump continued his rant against illegal immigration... The post John McCain Has a Few Things to Say About Donald Trump appeared first on The Stream.

Dylann Roof’s Past Reveals Trouble at Home and School

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
The young man accused of the terrible crime was a bug-eyed boy with a bowl haircut who came from a broken home and attended at least seven schools in nine years. Many afternoons he would sit silently on the curb... The post Dylann Roof’s Past Reveals Trouble at Home and School appeared first on The Stream.

Jews Executed in Auschwitz: 117, not 6 million!

Social-Freedom National-Justice at Social Freedom Through National Justice - 6 hours ago
As a poor old man has been given a life sentence in Germany for simply being a Book Keeper in Auschwitz (the man who recorded the personal belongings of the internees in order to ensure they got everything back upon their release), it is timely to look at the real death toll, not the fantasy propaganda figures. In all, 60,441 Jews died in Auschwitz, 60,304 of natural causes (including 58,240 of typhus caused by Jewish-controlled 'allied' terrorist bombers) and a mere 117 were executed. The entire death toll was less than the number of civilians massacred in Dresden and not much mo... more »

"The Rules..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"The rules may be stupid, irritating and arbitrary, but God help you if you break them." - Unknown

"You’re a Criminal in a Mass Surveillance World – How to Not Get Caught"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"You’re a Criminal in a Mass Surveillance World– * *How to Not Get Caught"* By David Montgomery "Sometimes you just get lucky. I was in Amsterdam when the Snowden story broke. CNN was non-stop asking politicians and pundits, “Is Edward Snowden a traitor?” Those who said he betrayed America also said something else: Mass surveillance is only an issue if you’re a criminal. If you’ve got nothing to hide then you’ve got nothing to fear. The Snowden story hit me upon my return from– of all places on earth– the Secret Annex of the Anne Frank House. The Secret Annex is where Anne Frank a... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Playing The Trump Card

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*by Oren Jacobson* The way Donald Trump’s presidential announcement started revealed everything we need to know about his candidacy. His almost comical escalator ride to the stage from which he delivered his rambling announcement was one part egomaniacal, descending from the heavens to impart his genius upon us, and one part shameless self-promotion. Simply put, it was vintage Donald. Well, sort of. While the tone and style of the event was utterly consistent with Trump’s public persona, the script was slightly different from the one he was reading in 2000. As he considered a thi... more »

Why Culture and Society Banned Psychedelic Plants

WTStaff at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Video - *Each individual has the power to become great by understanding the core of his or her existence. However, society and culture have taken away that power. The post Why Culture and Society Banned Psychedelic Plants appeared first on Waking Times.

"Beware..."; "The World is a Business"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” -Friedrich Nietzche “Network” (1976), Peter Finch, Ned Beatty, "The World is a Business" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKkRDMil0bw

Must Watch.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
More interesting and important revelations in this interview with Willy Wimmer. Willy Wimmer - a former deputy of the German Bundestag, former state secretary of German defense ministry, former vice president of OSCE.

Planned Parenthood Suddenly Claims It Pays Women for Organ Harvesting

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack posted the background documents that Planned Parenthood’s public relations firm sent to reporters regarding the organization’s human organ harvesting programs. Those programs came to light when Dr. Deborah Nucatola was videotaped discussing them over a... The post Planned Parenthood Suddenly Claims It Pays Women for Organ Harvesting appeared first on The Stream.

Cartoon: ‘Neighborhood Watch’

Henry Payne at The Stream - 6 hours ago
The post Cartoon: ‘Neighborhood Watch’ appeared first on The Stream.

Understanding Jeremy Corbyn's Support

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Is Jeremy Corbyn leading the Labour leadership pack? According to unattributed private polling, yes he is. As we know, *polls are never wrong*. But what is undeniable is the mass support his candidacy is attracting, and some people are starting to get a touch worried. Yet where has this groundswell of support come from, and what's driving it? Is the influx of Trots and Tories to blame? 1. In common with quite a lot of Labour Party members, I'm a socialist. And I believe that policy and the machinery of government can ameliorate social evils, restructure economies, and empower peopl... more »

Greece : MI6 and the IMF Blink First

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*'Do not hesitate to act as if you were in a conquered city where a local rebellion is in progress.' * *- Winston Churchill to General Scobie on the uprising in Athens, December 1944* *Ambrose Evans-Pitchard of MI6 speaks for The Bankers.... :* *[ THEY ARE PANICKING ]* By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard 13 Jul 2015 Like the Neapolitan Bourbons – benign by comparison – the leaders of the eurozone have learned nothing, and forgotten nothing. The cruel capitulation forced upon Greece after 31 hours on the diplomatic rack offers no conceivable way out the country’s perpetual crisis. The ... more »

James Holmes Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder in Aurora Theater Shootings

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 7 hours ago
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere, rejecting defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder... The post James Holmes Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder in Aurora Theater Shootings appeared first on The Stream.

Trumpism: The Ideology

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Because it’s not safe just to laugh at him *Guest post by Jeffrey Tucker* [image: https://tucker.liberty.me/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2015/07/Donald-Trump-Bane_750.jpg]It’s not too interesting to say that Donald Trump is a nationalist and aspiring despot who is manipulating bourgeois resentment, nativism, and ignorance to feed his power lust. It’s uninteresting because it is obviously true. It’s so true that stating it sounds more like an observation than a criticism. I just heard Trump speak live. It was an awesome experience, like an interwar séance of once-powerful dictators ... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #18 - Portals Part 2

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*Our friends couldn't wait to send this one. I am going to do this right away.* 16 July 2015 *They were tapping on the top of my head, so I cleared my space and declared that I only accept messages of pure, absolute, unconditional love and truth.* *Yes, we tapped. We ask you and your friends to play a little game with us. This won’t take long and may help you remember how to use your local portals. * *Yes, indeed we said that there can be hundreds of portals in one square mile... that may seem like a lot but when you imagine the places and we mean ‘places’ you can go, the p... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 16th July)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 7 hours ago
Fired Barclays CEO to walk away with £28m despite not turning around the troubled bank Sacked Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins was fired by chairman John McFarlane – a gruff Scottish banker nicknamed Mac the Knife for his take-no-prisoners attitude – after losing the confidence of the bank’s board. But the ousted boss' payout includes a £2.4million 'golden goodbye', £15million in

Tennessee Shooting Suspect Identified As 24-Year-Old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez per TheBlaze.com

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. official says the gunman in the shootings in Tennessee has been identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.' More here http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/07/16/official-tennessee-shooting-suspect-identified-as-24-year-old-muhammad-youssef-abdulazeez/ but not on the BBC until they can spin this as a lone Wolf attack....

Distasteful

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
*"I'm a nothing. I spend my life counting other people's money. * *People I'm smarter than. Better than! * *I want... I want...* *I want everything I've ever seen in the movies!"* *"Don't be stupid, be a smarty! * *Come and join the Nazi party!"* *"You're an accountant! You're in a noble profession! * *The word "count" is part of your title!"* *Mel Brooks, 1967* *"You know how I have despised anti-Semitism. You know how strongly I feel toward those who preach intolerance of any kind. With that knowledge -- you will understand when I tell you that this staff is about seventy-five ... more »

Battle Of Anbar Begins In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 7 hours ago
The biggest news during the second week of July 2015 was obviously the announcement that the battle of Anbar had begun. After over a month of delay, the Iraqi government announced that it was moving to re-take not only Ramadi, but Fallujah as well. Baghdad’s forces made quick progress clearing out the surrounding towns and suburbs, but the real fight will began when they reach the core of each city. The Islamic State responded with a huge wave of car bombs across the center of the country in retaliation. If the government is successful the fight for Anbar could be a real game chan... more »

Pro-Life Champions Take Over Planned Parenthood Hashtag

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 8 hours ago
In the wake of the disturbing video showing that Planned Parenthood sells the organs of infants killed in abortions, that organization is trying to get some press to shore up the facade that they care about women. Today, they held... The post Pro-Life Champions Take Over Planned Parenthood Hashtag appeared first on The Stream.

Arthur Brooks: Conservative Policies Help the Powerless

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 8 hours ago
An irony of American politics today is that conservative policies have helped lift most people out of poverty, but most Americans don’t know that because conservatives have been horrible at communicating the success of their own policies, Arthur Brooks writes... The post Arthur Brooks: Conservative Policies Help the Powerless appeared first on The Stream.

Don’t Think Voter Fraud Happens? Think Again

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 8 hours ago
Despite being only six months into 2015, there have already been a slew of sometimes bizarre stories about voter fraud across the country. They show just how far some people will go to cheat the system. Here are a few... The post Don’t Think Voter Fraud Happens? Think Again appeared first on The Stream.

Pro-Life Group: More Planned Parenthood Videos Coming

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 8 hours ago
Congressional Republicans say they will launch an investigation of Planned Parenthood as a result of an undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, asserting the women’s health organization sells body parts from abortions. The founder... The post Pro-Life Group: More Planned Parenthood Videos Coming appeared first on The Stream.

The Greek Debt Crisis -- News Updates July 16, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Greek debt crisis: ECB raises emergency liquidity and pushes for debt relief - as it happened* The European Central Bank has provided more liquidity to Greece’s banking sector, after the Athens parliament approves bailout deal - Summary: Draghi on capital controls, debt relief.... - ECB raises ELA by €900m - Draghi: Greece needs debt relief - No Greek reshuffle today - Greek interior minister suggests September elections - Temporary Grexit still a good option - Schäuble *The Greek Debt Crisis -- News Updates July 16, 2015* Greek Debt Crisis 2015 -... more »

Supplemental: The Washington Post seems to be doing something right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015Real journalism seems to be happening:* We’ve been struck by an ongoing project at the Washington Post. On its face, it’s a *journalistic* project. The Post is attempting to compile a record of all police killings-by-gunshot in the United States this year. To visit the project, click here. The statistics compiled at that site are, of course, gloomy statistics. It’s worth noting that most police officers never shoot and kill anyone. Beyond that, in a society which is famously “awash in guns,” we would assume that most police shootings are probably “justifie... more »

"JFK's Executive Order 11100 Abolishing the Federal Reserve"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"JFK's Executive Order 11100 Abolishing the Federal Reserve" by John P. Curran “Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution specifically says that Congress is the only body that can "coin money and regulate the value thereof." The US Constitution has never been amended to allow anyone other than Congress to coin and regulate currency. So what’s the Federal Reserve? In 1910 Senator Nelson Aldrich, then Chairman of the National Monetary Commission, in collusion with representatives of the European central banks, devised a plan to pressure and deceive Congress into enacting legislatio... more »

Chattanooga shootings: Four Marines killed at Tennessee US Navy centres - BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33559853 No name of the perpetrator...

The UK Has Literally Run Out of Money to Spend on Green Energy

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 8 hours ago
First, investors were worried that Germany would not be able to finance the “greening” of its electrical grid, and now there are worries the U.K. is taking on too much debt to finance its own green-energy revolution. The U.K. Independent reports the... The post The UK Has Literally Run Out of Money to Spend on Green Energy appeared first on The Stream.

Yemen War News Updates -- July 16, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*IBTimes:* *Saudi Arabia Coalition, Popular Resistance Forces In Yemen Make Gains Over Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels* Amid speculation about Iran's growing influence in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia-backed forces made major gains against the Houthi rebels aligned with Iran in Yemen this week. Militias seized nearly all of the port city of Aden from the Houthi rebels on Thursday. "Operation Golden Arrow" began Tuesday, just as the United States signed a nuclear deal with Iran, the Houthi rebels' biggest ally. Several top members of Yemen's Saudi and U.S.-backed government returned to ... more »

Ted Cruz Willing to Use ‘Any and All’ Tools to Stop Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 8 hours ago
With talk of the Export-Import Bank’s reauthorization continuing on Capitol Hill, Sen. Ted Cruz said today he plans to use “any and all” tools possible to stop the 81-year-old agency from coming back to life. Speaking to reporters in front... The post Ted Cruz Willing to Use ‘Any and All’ Tools to Stop Export-Import Bank Reauthorization appeared first on The Stream.

Planned Parenthood Apologizes for ‘Tone’ of Exec. Caught on Body Parts Video

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 8 hours ago
The president of Planned Parenthood on Thursday apologized for the “tone and statements” of its chief medical officer, whose candid comments about fetal organ removal have generated heavy attacks against the organization. “Our top priority is the passionate care that... The post Planned Parenthood Apologizes for ‘Tone’ of Exec. Caught on Body Parts Video appeared first on The Stream.

Dear Dr. Nucatola: I Used to Harvest Fetal Tissue for Planned Parenthood Just Like You

John Zmirak at The Stream - 8 hours ago
Dear Dr. Nucatola, I watched the video put out with your face on it. I heard you talking about harvesting fetal body parts. I saw you sip your wine while talking about how to remove an intact fetus. I want... The post Dear Dr. Nucatola: I Used to Harvest Fetal Tissue for Planned Parenthood Just Like You appeared first on The Stream.

The Economy: "Maintaining the Illusion of Stability Now Requires Ever-Greater Extremes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Maintaining the Illusion of Stability * *Now Requires Ever-Greater Extremes"* by Charles Hugh Smith "This much-needed re-set to an economy that serves the many rather than the few is what the Powers That Be are so fearful of. On the surface, everything still looks remarkably stable in the core industrial economies. The stock markets in Japan, Germany and the U.S. are only a few percentage points off their highs, and we're constantly assured that inflation no longer exists and official unemployment is low. In other words, other than the spot of bother in Greece, life is good. Anyo... more »

Barack in the Big House

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 8 hours ago
The use of a real prison in on-location filming of blockbuster Netflix series *Orange is the New Black* must have inspired Barack Obama's own savvy media shop. The president himself now has a starring role in his very own prison-based special. He traveled all the way to the federal pen in El Reno, Oklahoma to play the part of celebrity chaplain-for-a-day. It helps that Alyssa Mastromonaco, the new COO of VICE ( the media company filming the documentary) is former deputy chief of staff for strategy in the Obama administration. Barry didn't even have to audition for the part of ea... more »

The Economy: “Why I’m Not Buying the Greek ‘Austerity’ Myth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Why I’m Not Buying the Greek ‘Austerity’ Myth”* by Bill Bonner PARIS – “Protesters gathered in Syntagma Square in Athens last night… They were remonstrating against the cruelty of life in general and, more specifically, the deal their government made with its creditors. “Greek workers taken to the cleaners, as Tsipras forced to retreat on promises,” reports the Financial Times. “Austerity,” the papers call it. But that is just the public narrative. Austerity is what Greece would have gotten without $220 billion in bailout funds from its neighbors and two debt restructurings. With... more »

NSA Leaked Document: Israeli Commandos Assassinated Top Syrian General In 2008

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Photo*: The assassination took place at Sleiman's luxury seaside home in the port town of Tartus [AFP] *Al Jazeera:* *Israeli 'commandos assassinated' top Syrian general* A leaked NSA document says killing of Brigadier General Mohammed Sleiman in 2008 was an Israeli military operation. Israel is responsible for the 2008 murder of a top security aide of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to secret US intelligence files. Brigadier General Mohammed Sleiman was shot in the head and neck on August 1, 2008 by a small team of Israeli commandos as he enjoyed a dinner party at hi... more »

We all have great Nulear intentions

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
The N bomb is the bomf and its tool of last resort lets alway choose to VC somewhere else it may be a bad trip but at the end of the day better, no really much bettert than the apoclpee

New Horizons: How Spacecraft Could Stay Powered for 20 More Years Beyond Pluto

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 9 hours ago
New Horizons conserved energy by taking naps on its 3 billion mile journey to Pluto but the spacecraft isn’t done yet and may have enough power for two more decades of exploration, according to NASA. Traveling so far from the... The post New Horizons: How Spacecraft Could Stay Powered for 20 More Years Beyond Pluto appeared first on The Stream.

Return of Imperial Japan

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Lots of Japanese Lawmakers Don't Want a Fighting ArmyJapanese troops could fight overseas for the first time since World War II. Posted by AJ+ on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Employment Law Blog Carnival: Summer Holiday Edition

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 10 hours ago
I happen to be smack between summer vacations right now, so vacation is definitely on my mind. Odds are, you've either taken a summer vacation already or are getting ready to. Or are you like one of those people in the commercial who don't use your paid vacation days? I agree with the kid who says, "That's the stupidest thing I ever heard." What the heck are you working for if it isn't to pay for things like travel and fun? Everyone knows about the Fourth of July, but did you know that July is chock full of holidays? You've already missed International Nude Day, Compliment Your Mi... more »

Sanders Surge Continues in Iowa & NH; Taking the Fight to Clinton

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*The Sanders surge is about Sanders, not Clinton. Click to enlarge.* *by Gaius Publius* We know that Sanders is gaining in many polls, and that some are attributing his rise to a growing "anyone but Clinton" mood among Democrats. Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com disagrees. Data first, via Silver: In Iowa, Sanders’s favorability rating has grown from about 35 percent at the start of the year to 60 percent now. And in New Hampshire, it has improved from around 45 percent to 65 percent. Some of that is from improved name recognition, but Sanders’s unfavorable ratings haven’t incre... more »

Iran Military Responds To The Nuclear Deal By Permitting A Banned Rapper To Videotape A Video Using The Military As A Backdrop To Support The Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Time:* *This Is the Surprising Way the Iranian Military Responded to the Nuclear Deal* The Iranian military are not renowned for their love of rap, rhythm and blues music and social media but Iranian generals decided they needed a novel response to this week’s nuclear deal with the U.S. and other world powers. They helped a controversial Iranian singer, Amir Tataloo, produce a video with the Iranian army and navy, which endorses the deal but upholds Iran’s right to self defense and to patrol the Persian Gulf. Tataloo, whose real name is Amir Hossein Maghsoodloo, is one of Iran’s... more »

CIA Report: Iran Will Focus On Its Economy, Not Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A general view of the Arak heavy-water project, 190 km (120 miles) southwest of Tehran in a January 15, 2011 file photo. Reuters/ISNA/Hamid Forootan/files *L.A. Times*: *CIA: Iran will focus on its economy, not terrorism, with sanctions money* A secret U.S. intelligence assessment predicts that Iran’s government will pump most of an expected $100-billion windfall from the lifting of international sanctions into the country's flagging economy and won't significantly boost funding for terrorist groups and sectarian militias it supports in the Middle East. Intelligence officials hav... more »

Shooting Reported At U.S. Military Reserve Centers In Chattanooga, Tennessee (Update: Shooter Killed. 4 MIlitary Personnel Killed)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN:* *'Active shooter incident' reported in Chattanooga* The U.S. Navy tweeted Thursday that there has been a shooting at a Navy reserve center on Amnicola Highway in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Navy also said it was investigating a shooting at another Navy building in the city. Two witnesses, meanwhile, told CNN that someone fired shots at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga. One officer is "down" in connection with the shooting, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke told reporters. He was not specific about the officer's condition. One witness told CNN that she saw a man fire ... more »

Iran President: Iran Won Extra Concessions In The Nuclear Deal Without Even Asking

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, makes a statement on the nuclear deal reached with world powers *Wall Street Journal*: *Hassan Rouhani Says Iran Won Extra Concession in Nuclear Deal* Removal of aviation sanctions hadn’t been on the table at the start of the talks, Iranian president says TEHRAN—Iran extracted an extra concession in the nuclear deal it reached Tuesday with six world powers by winning the removal of aviation sanctions, President Hassan Rouhani said, according to official state media. Sanctions imposed by the U.S. on the sale of commercial passenger aircraft and pa... more »

Islamic State Claims To Have Destroyed An Egyptian Warship With A Missile Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Terror on the high seas: Egyptian navy vessel erupts in huge fireball as ISIS carry out rocket strike on patrol ship in the Mediterranean* * Patrol ship spotted ISIS jihadis on the Sinai shoreline and fired at them * The group of Islamic extremists returned fire using high-powered rockets * At least one of the rockets struck the ship, causing it to burst into flames * Several patrol workers suffered burn injuries, but there were no fatalities Extremists loyal to the Islamic State in Egypt have attacked a naval patrol ship in the Mediterranean Sea, causing it to bur... more »

Nothing to see here. Move along.

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Some don't think the Danny Cohen story is an important one though... Daft Times story that BBC execs organised a protest letter. Why the hell shouldn't they? Hurting BBC would hurt UK. http://t.co/NWTfKLHdZn — Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) July 16, 2015 The bit about the BBC Press Office initially claiming it had nothing to do with such BBC execs seems to have bypassed the BBC's Middle East editor, doesn't it?

Mastermind Behind Massacre Of Kenyan Christians Killed By Drone Strike

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 10 hours ago
The mastermind behind the massacre of Christians at a Kenyan university was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Somalia early Thursday. Four senior members of al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked terror group in Somalia, were killed in the strike, including the architect of the university... The post Mastermind Behind Massacre Of Kenyan Christians Killed By Drone Strike appeared first on The Stream.

Isreal vs the World

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Imagine your a country and you grew up from nothing and you got there by suicide of thyself and other like a big hotel So the Jews came home and we sweep everything Else's under the carpet forever because of a debt more intellectual than financial but it do not hurt that many Jews are rich I am no Jew boy expert but have Benn around enough to know the Jews are the least problem in everyones life in fact they are the most likely ones to improve it regardless or race, creed religion or sexual orientation Jews ROCK this planet by birth and DNA Bob Dylan is a dynastic Jew so all things sho... more »

Who is this man, anyway?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Barack Hussain Obama aka Barry Soetoro* As Barack Obama's two term presidency draws to a close in the next year or so...the question still persists...*Who is this man? * I see from the latest headlines he's going to be the 1st sitting president to visit a US federal prison. As is customary when Presidents reach the end of their term, Obama is commuting the sentences of some prisoners. Why hasn't he granted clemency to and freed *Leonard Peltier* yet? One can only wait and hope. I would submit that if Obama freed long imprisoned *First Nations activist, Leonard Peltier*...it mi... more »

Caught red-handed

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Danny Cohen's day has gone from bad to worse. Michael Palin and the *Guardian *(of all people) are piling on the agony: *BBC organised stars' protest letter to David Cameron* Michael Palin has confirmed that the letter from dozens of celebrities urging David Cameron not to “diminish” the BBC was organised by the corporation’s senior executives. Speaking on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC 2, Palin said BBC TV boss Danny Cohen had asked him to sign the letter. “Danny Cohen rang me up, he just asked ‘Would you sign? The charter is coming up we’re a bit worried the BBC would b... more »

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*Its always about oil and money isn't it? A friend of mine in Capetown once remarked the worst thing an African country can be is rich in valuable minerals, given the international meddling that occurs. It is never conducive to personal freedom. -AK* *PS: Check out the staged ISIS video hacked from John McCain's staffer's computer...* *Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/24/2015 15:20 -0400 From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as... more »

The West, the Family and the Big Picture

Eric Metaxas at The Stream - 11 hours ago
(BreakPoint Radio) — The world is leaving us and our values behind. If we don’t get with the times, we may soon find ourselves isolated and irrelevant. If you think I’m talking about Christians and the recent Supreme Court decision on... The post The West, the Family and the Big Picture appeared first on The Stream.

Sources: Suspect in Murder of 4 Marines ID’d as Muhammad Youssef Albulazeez

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 11 hours ago
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The attacker was also killed.... The post Sources: Suspect in Murder of 4 Marines ID’d as Muhammad Youssef Albulazeez appeared first on The Stream.

Iraq Closes Border with Jordan ‘Until Further Notice’

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 11 hours ago
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq closed its border with Jordan until further notice, in part to deprive Islamic State militants of taxes they impose on cargo trucks driving through their territory, a senior Iraqi military official said Thursday. A Jordanian government... The post Iraq Closes Border with Jordan ‘Until Further Notice’ appeared first on The Stream.

You’re Hired: Trump Builds Campaign Staff in Primary States

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 11 hours ago
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a state where early organization is essential to a successful presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s New Hampshire operation has the trappings of a legitimate political organization. He’s got seven full-time staffers in New Hampshire, a sprawling office... The post You’re Hired: Trump Builds Campaign Staff in Primary States appeared first on The Stream.

The Ultimate Guide to Aloe Vera and its Many, Often Unknown, Uses

WTStaff at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Natural Healers - *Aloe vera is one of the most important healing plants there is. The post The Ultimate Guide to Aloe Vera and its Many, Often Unknown, Uses appeared first on Waking Times.

Going Global

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
I apologise to everyone if I fucked up this message but you should know one thing in this exchange my message was from GOD!! Global think tank love my first post think tank cherry broke what do the remains look like something non partisan something from the heart some kind of intelligence that cant be measured on a pie chart Thinking about love on a global scale is scary science way worse than economics at least those parishioners have word equations upon which they can wail love is an emotion so far no scale null established analytics of push back expect the opinion of the mentally c... more »

Your Smartphone Usage is Linked to Your Level of Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*April McCarthy* - The time spent on smart phones is linked to your level of depression. Here's how. The post Your Smartphone Usage is Linked to Your Level of Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - Why do so many feel that it is enough just to recognise the symptoms, but take no part in prescribing a cure? The post Actions Speak Louder Than Words appeared first on Waking Times.

Report: Vets’ Disability Claims End Up in Shred Bins

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 12 hours ago
A pair of California lawmakers want to know why paperwork required to finalize veterans’ disability claims ended up in a Los Angeles shredding bin. The latest embarrassing episode for the Veterans Affairs Department comes alongside questions surrounding 240,000 deceased veterans... The post Report: Vets’ Disability Claims End Up in Shred Bins appeared first on The Stream.

Hillary Clinton Expresses Deep Admiration for the Racist Eugenicist Who Founded Planned Parenthood

John Zmirak at The Stream - 12 hours ago
The announcement posted to the US Secretary of State website read, “Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) will present its highest honor, the PPFA Margaret Sanger Award, to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the PPFA awards gala in... The post Hillary Clinton Expresses Deep Admiration for the Racist Eugenicist Who Founded Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.

5 Mistaken Reasons Some Young Christians and Pastors Avoid Politics Like the Plague

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
In my opinion, failure to recognize diverse gifts may explain why many people are divided on the issue of religion and politics. For instance, John MacArthur, James Dobson, Chuck Colson, Tony Perkins, Jim Garlow, and D. James Kennedy have/had different ministries,... The post 5 Mistaken Reasons Some Young Christians and Pastors Avoid Politics Like the Plague appeared first on The Stream.

Are You Really in Control of Your Life?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*or are you being controlled by outside forces?* There is no doubt that we are more "connected" than ever before. Between our lap tops, iPads, and smart phones, there is hardly a time when we are not being bombarded with information, not to mention kitteh videos, and other esoteric non-essentials. Most of us have witnessed the hapless person strolling down the street, grocery store aisle, or sitting with friends in a restaurant with their heads bowed over their phones. Not only is it doing terrible things to their posture, it's also scrambling their brains. If you think you're i... more »

Wisconsin Supreme Court Ends Scott Walker Investigation

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Presidential candidate Scott Walker won a major legal victory Thursday when Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether the Republican’s gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election. No one... The post Wisconsin Supreme Court Ends Scott Walker Investigation appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: The Mainstream Media’s Revisionist Coverage of Planned Parenthood’s Organ Harvesting Scandal

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
At 8:00 AM on Tuesday morning, a pro-life group released two videos showing Planned Parenthood executive Deborah Nucatola munching on a salad and sipping red wine while discussing the harvesting of organs from the babies killed by abortion. One was... The post ANALYSIS: The Mainstream Media’s Revisionist Coverage of Planned Parenthood’s Organ Harvesting Scandal appeared first on The Stream.

NATO Readies Largest Military Exercise in Years- Location, Location, Location..

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Is this really going to be just an exercise? * *Note the scenario and the highlighted paragraph containing Stoltenberg's comment??* *Yahoo News * The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its allies will launch its biggest military exercise since 2002 in October to counter Islamic State (IS) militants in Southern Europe. As many as* 36,000 soldiers will be deployed across the Mediterranean to train in a complex "artificial threat scenario" in which militants will launch land, sea and air attacks, *the organization said on Wednesday. "We cannot choose between the eastern t... more »

Ausrotten

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
*"Exterminieren! Exterminieren! * *Halt! Sonst werden wir Sie exterminieren! * *Sie sind jetzt ein Gefangener der Daleks! * *Exterminieren! Exterminieren!" * This translates as: *"Exterminate! Exterminate! * *Stop! Or you will be exterminated. * *You are a prisoner of the Daleks. * *Exterminate! Exterminate!".* *"Ausrotten means "to kill"...?* 1. Deniers claim that the German verb "*ausrotten*", used in many Nazi documents, including the Himmler Posen speech about the Final Solution, does not mean "*to kill*", but rather has a more benign meaning such as "*wipe out*" or "*eradica... more »

July 16:bad news

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 13 hours ago
This day, I am at the shore, and so will have only a short blog. It's also grim. It's about what recent events in Greece mean for us. The source, Information Clearing House, is good but one-sided, so I use it with caution. That said, the author of the URL below is one I have come to trust - and his credentials for writing on this subject are superb. In brief, the Greek incident marks a stepping up of something that has been going on for a good, forty years. The very, very rich have long wanted private ownership of everything, including health care, education, energy, water, socia... more »

try me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago

Nihigaal Bee Iina on Big Mountain: Peabody Coal's Abuse of Navajo Aquifer Water

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Dine' Walkers to the Sacred Mountains give voice to the truth of Peabody Coal and its abuse on Black Mesa  By Nihigaal bee Iina Censored News Yesterday we were invited out to Big Mountain to butcher and hear stories from families who have been resisting relocation and fighting to maintain Diné life ways. The 20,000 Diné people who reside on the Black Mesa plateau live without running

FROM THE TPP TO THE ACA: Seventy years after President Truman!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015Part 4—In fairness, it’s all their fault:* It has now been seventy years since President Truman “pitched his idea for national health care.” Around that time, other developed nations instituted the national health plans which rarely get discussed, whether in our mainstream press corps or at our “liberal” news orgs. Seventy years later, how is *our* national health care doing? How well have we liberals done in instituting a “universal” system? Granted, any shortcoming in our health system is by definition the fault of the others. If the Buddha returned to... more »

Reasons to Get Excited for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
There’s probably nothing more magical for a “Star Wars” fan than to sit in the theater and experience a new film in the series, surrounded by those who love everything about a galaxy far, far away and the characters who... The post Reasons to Get Excited for *Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens* appeared first on The Stream.

California Prof Latest Academic to Have Claims of Indian Heritage Debunked

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
A tenured California professor is the latest academic to be accused of re-writing their personal history when claiming Cherokee heritage. Andrea Smith, an associate professor at the University of California Riverside and a noted scholar in Native American studies, has... The post California Prof Latest Academic to Have Claims of Indian Heritage Debunked appeared first on The Stream.

Seeking ‘Fairer’ Justice System, Obama Heads to Jail

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama’s push for a fairer justice system is literally sending him to prison. As part of a weeklong focus on inequities in the criminal justice system, Obama will meet separately Thursday with law enforcement... The post Seeking ‘Fairer’ Justice System, Obama Heads to Jail appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: What the Latest Court Ruling against the Little Sisters of the Poor Got Wrong

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 13 hours ago
Tuesday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Little Sisters of the Poor in its challenge to the coercive Obamacare abortion drug mandate. Along with several other non-profit religious organizations, the Little Sisters challenged the Affordable Care Act requirement... The post ANALYSIS: What the Latest Court Ruling against the Little Sisters of the Poor Got Wrong appeared first on The Stream.

1/3 of 10-Year-Olds Access Internet Porn

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
A group of health experts gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday to brief congressional staff members on the new “public health crisis” facing America — the growing use of internet pornography among younger children and the impact it has on their... The post 1/3 of 10-Year-Olds Access Internet Porn appeared first on The Stream.

The Fight to Maintain Japan's Article 9

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
*People rally in front of the Japanese Diet on Wednesday, as the ruling bloc bulldozed security bills through at a special committee of the Lower House* ARTICLE 9 (Japanese Constitution) Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. To accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state w... more »

President Obama: 99% Of The World Agrees With The Iranian Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the recent Iran nuclear deal during a news conference at the White House in Washington July 15, 2015. Reuters/Yuri Gripas *BBC:* *Iran nuclear deal: '99% of world agrees' says Obama* Critics of the nuclear agreement with Iran are at odds with "99% of the world and the majority of nuclear experts", US President Barack Obama has said. He challenged critics of Tuesday's deal to present a better alternative - seen as a veiled reference to his Republican opponents in Congress. The UN Security Council will vote next week on a resolution endorsing... more »

U.S. National Security Adviser: Iran Cannot Avoid Inspections Of Suspicious Sites

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Exclusive: Rice - Iran cannot avoid inspections of suspicious sites* *Iran will have no way to avoid inspections of military or other sites that the United States and its allies deem suspicious when a nuclear pact sealed this week goes into effect, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on Wednesday.Rice, in an interview with Reuters, said the deal would not give Iran any room to oppose inspections if Washington or others had information believed to reveal a secret site that they took to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for review."If the Ira... more »

The Greek Crisis: The Criminal Greek Government Surrenders To The Equally Criminal IMF And EU - My Take...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
Honestly, I am not at all surprised by this criminal action by the spineless Syriza government in Athens, Greece in their complete lack of respect and dignity for the very citizens that had the guts to first elect them into power earlier this year, by their total and complete surrender to the Jewish scumbags and scoundrels that run both the IMF and the Rothschild controlled EU..... Yes, we all know by now that Alexis Tsipras went grovelling to Brussels, Belgium, and basically went back on his word to abide by the Greek referendum that called for Greece to tell the EU and IMF to take... more »

Who Will Bail Out Humanity If The GMO Evangelists Win?

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 13 hours ago
RINF, Countercurrents, Global Research The pro-GMO lobby likes to think it has the monopoly on truth. Anyone questioning its creed is attacked and smeared. GM Supporters claim to be big on science and peer review. While mouthing slogans about science and its pivotal role in steering the GM debate, they rely on unscientific tactics and polemics to promote their cause. They censor and distort scientific research and attack and smear scientists and others who criticise the pro-GMO establishment and the efficacy of or need for this technology. They also forward bogus claims based on th... more »

October Surprise 1968 : The Pueblo Incident

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
The Puebelo Incident from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Note : * *USS Liberty and USS Pueblo were not US Navy Vessels under the command of the President and the Secretary of the Navy;* *They were NSA Vessels operated by a US Navy crew, under the chain of command reporting ultimately to the Director of Central Intelligence, Richard Helms - it's entirely likely in both cases, President Johnson, Secretary McNamarra and most of the Navy and Pentagon Brass (other than CIA Moles and Bad Insiders) had no inkling where they were or what they were doing prior to their coming under attack in eithe... more »

U.S. National Security Adviser Admits That Iran Will Be Able To Use The Money From Sanctions Relief To Fund Their Terror Operations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* So the National Security adviser admits that monies from sanctions relief may be used by Iran to fund operations against Americans and our allies .... and they are calling this a good deal?!?!?!? The full transcript *is here*.

With Odds ‘Rigged’ against Them, Skeptical Lawmakers Hope Americans Turn against Iran Deal

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
Congressional opponents of the nuclear deal with Iran are using words like “horrible,” “disgrace” and “disturbed” to describe the agreement, signaling the tough fight ahead as lawmakers impart on a 60-day review period. At a monthly gathering of House conservatives... The post With Odds ‘Rigged’ against Them, Skeptical Lawmakers Hope Americans Turn against Iran Deal appeared first on The Stream.

Every Man’s Duty to Defend the Vulnerable

John Zmirak at The Stream - 14 hours ago
Every person who watched American Sniper remembers the “sheepdog speech.” A young Chris Kyle sits at dinner with his family, his brother’s eyes obviously blackened. As his father starts speaking, the camera flashes back to a playground fight. Chris’s brother... The post Every Man’s Duty to Defend the Vulnerable appeared first on The Stream.

Somali al-Shabab Militant Leader Said to Be Targeted in U.S. Airstrike

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A senior commander with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in southwestern Somalia, a Somali official and a militant commander said Thursday. The attack Wednesday night targeted a vehicle... The post Somali al-Shabab Militant Leader Said to Be Targeted in U.S. Airstrike appeared first on The Stream.

Plutonium Propels Spacecraft to a Close Encounter with Pluto

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
The planet Pluto, and its sister planet Charon, were viewed up close for the first time by the NASA New Horizons Spacecraft as it zipped by on Tuesday. Launched on January 19, 2006, traveling about 58,000 kilometers per hour, this... The post Plutonium Propels Spacecraft to a Close Encounter with Pluto appeared first on The Stream.

Not Everyone Of Good Faith Sees The Iran Negotiations The Same Way

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
If someone were to ask me to rate President Obama and to rate Rep. Alan Grayson on overall job performance, I'd stretch to give President Obama a B while awarding Grayson an A+ with alacrity. Watch Grayson's Senate announcement video above to get a good measure of who the man is. But many years ago, Barney Frank told me that no one ever agrees with a politician-- even your favorite politician-- in everything. He suggested that the only way to accomplish that would be to run for office and get elected yourself. Then he stopped and thought about what he had just said and added that... more »

Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Dip

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
For some people comfort food is macaroni and cheese or chicken noodle soup. Maybe I'm crazy, but comfort food to me is all about delicious Mexican food. Perhaps it comes from the years I spent living in deep South Texas, but there's something comforting about tortilla chips and a dip. And this Fiesta Chicken Enchilada Dip hits the spot. While I can't say I ever remember having an authentic dish like this, it reminds me of all the good times and yummy food in Texas. This dip is so easy to make and is great for a simple dinner or for a party dish. *INGREDIENTS* 1-2 chicken breast... more »

Julie Rodgers, Tyler Huckabee and Their Mistake about Jesus

Owen Strachan at The Stream - 15 hours ago
In the last couple of weeks, Tyler Huckabee, a former editor of Relevant magazine, and Julie Rodgers, until very recently a counselor at the Wheaton College chaplain’s office, both publicly endorsed same-sex relationships. Both Huckabee and Rodgers are witty, winsome and... The post Julie Rodgers, Tyler Huckabee and Their Mistake about Jesus appeared first on The Stream.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Australian families providing fraudulent rental documents to get kids into top Sydney public school* *Reminiscent of Britain* FAMILIES have been providing fraudulent rental documents in an attempt to gain enrolment at Cherrybrook Technology High School, one of the state’s top public schools. Principal Gary Johnson said he had referred several cases to the police in which parents made false claims in an attempt to get their child enrolled. Under the education department’s enrolment guidelines, families whose homes are situated in a public school’s catchment area and who can provi... more »

Cronyism’s Revolving Door: Former Obamacare Chief to Lead Country’s Top Insurance Lobby

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
Marilyn Tavenner, the administration’s former top Obamacare official, was tapped Wednesday to lead the country’s largest health insurance lobby group. The board of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the top trade group for the industry, appointed Tavenner as the next president and CEO. Until she resigned in... The post Cronyism’s Revolving Door: Former Obamacare Chief to Lead Country’s Top Insurance Lobby appeared first on The Stream.

Study: Bans On Bottled Water Don’t Work

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
A new study analyzing a bottled water ban at the University of Vermont (UVM) suggests that such policies are totally counterproductive, leading to an increase in the consumption of unhealthy drinks while also doing nothing to reduce the output of plastic bottle... The post Study: Bans On Bottled Water Don’t Work appeared first on The Stream.

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Fun! Is organic farming making climate change worse?* *Both Greenies and food freaks are "wiser than thou" types. They have a desperate need to feel superior, even though they have just about zero originality. So it's neat to set one sort of false wisdom against another* It has a reputation for being better for us and the environment, but new research suggests organic food may actually be harming the planet. Scientists have found that rather than reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released, organic farming may actually be increasing them. They found the shift to lar... more »

Fighting fit opposition for election 2015? Unlikely.

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 15 hours ago
Alison draws attention to the very, very slick Conservative election winning machine that we are up against now. These folks, an international political conspiracy if there ever was one, have their game worked out down to fine detail. It may even be enough to overcome the low polling numbers of the Conservatives and create a perverse second majority. They are cornered in the polls and will fight

We Deserve An Explanation

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.ctvnews.ca/ Justin Trudeau's support for Bill C-51 is one of the reasons his credibility is slipping. That support was not unqualified. He and his party, he said, would: “narrow and clarify the overly broad scope of the new powers” for CSIS, create a parliamentary committee to oversee the security agencies, and put the bill up for parliamentary review the bill within three years." That was pretty thin gruel. And he has paid a price for his vague suggestions of reform. Steve Sullivan writes that it's time for Trudeau ... more »

Phony Obamacare Applicants Received Subsidies at HealthCare.gov — Again

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
For the second time, phony applicants with fake identities and documentation were able to receive Obamacare coverage and taxpayer subsidies through the federal exchange. The fraudsters were actually investigators in an undercover study by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. Their report is a continuation from July 2014, when... The post Phony Obamacare Applicants Received Subsidies at HealthCare.gov — Again appeared first on The Stream.

Iran Nuclear Deal: What Does It Mean for Americans Imprisoned in Iran?

Anika Smith at The Stream - 16 hours ago
With the announcement of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, their families and friends hope that the fight to free their loved ones won’t be ignored. They include Naghmeh Abedini, whose husband, Saeed Abedini, is a Christian pastor... The post Iran Nuclear Deal: What Does It Mean for Americans Imprisoned in Iran? appeared first on The Stream.

AP-GfK Poll: Hillary Clinton Falling among Democrats

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s standing is falling among Democrats, and voters view her as less decisive and inspiring than when she launched her presidential campaign just three months ago, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The survey... The post AP-GfK Poll: Hillary Clinton Falling among Democrats appeared first on The Stream.

Greece Seeks Relief from Lenders after First Bailout Test

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s troubled left-wing government was seeking urgent relief from European lenders Thursday, after it pushed a harsh austerity package through parliament, triggering a revolt in the governing party and violent demonstrations in central Athens. Finance ministers... The post Greece Seeks Relief from Lenders after First Bailout Test appeared first on The Stream.

Searching for Flood Victims among Snakes, Mosquitoes, Mud

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
FLAT GAP, Ky. (AP) — Rescuers roam the banks of the swollen creek, looking for people who were lost when a flash flood ravaged this rural eastern Kentucky community. They battle swarming mosquitoes and snake-infested creeks, piles of rubble 10 feet tall... The post Searching for Flood Victims among Snakes, Mosquitoes, Mud appeared first on The Stream.

This Hero Uses Google Earth to Save Elephants

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video - *Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilto uses Google Earth to track, study, and protect elephants from poaching by using geofences and satellite collars on elephants. The post This Hero Uses Google Earth to Save Elephants appeared first on Waking Times.

Stellarization comes with increasing accelerations of consciousness openings

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Stellarization comes with increasing accelerations of consciousness openings* by ÉirePort Stellarization comes with *increasing* accelerations of *consciousness openings.* Hue-Beings are particularly affected with these and will lead to openings in all of hu-manity. Force - nestings are common at this time. Encounterings on Higher Dimensions are the norm. Fetterings are released as hu-manity recognizes links of bondage. Sparkles of "Golden Age" return to Gaia. ÉirePort | July 16, 2015 at 09:39 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-va

Taxpayer Service Hits New Low at IRS as ‘Obamacare’ Kicks In

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hello? Hello? Customer service at the IRS hit new lows this year, just as taxpayers were grappling with a wave of identity theft and new requirements under President Barack Obama’s health law. A report issued Wednesday by... The post Taxpayer Service Hits New Low at IRS as ‘Obamacare’ Kicks In appeared first on The Stream.

Donald Trump for President - some facts you will like to know

LeDaro at LeDaro - 17 hours ago
Q.What does Melania Trump see in Donald Trump? A: "Two billion dollars and high cholesterol!" Q: Why should Donald Trump rag on illegal immigrants? A: Because an undocumented worker has been living on his head for the past 2 decades! Q: If Donald becomes president what will be his first order of business? A: Turn the Library of Congress into a Casino! Q: How come Justin Bieber's hair fetched $40,000 on ebay? A: Donald Trump is running for president and needed a more youthful looking wig! Q: Why was there an awkward moment before Donald Trump awarded Rima Fakih the 2010 c... more »

Spain Government Goes Full Police State; Enacts Law Forbidding Dissent, 'Unauthorized' Photography Of Law Enforcement

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
[image: Techdirt] by Tim Cushing Wed, Jul 8th 2015 https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150705/18174231556/spain-government-goes-full-police-state-enacts-law-forbidding-dissent-unauthorized-photography-law-enforcement.shtml from the *shut-up-citizen-or-we'll-put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is* dept Well, Spain's officially a police state now. On July 1st, its much-protested "gag" law went into effect, instantly making criminals of those protesting the new law. Among the many new repressive stipulations is a €30,000-€600,000 fine for "unauthorized protests," which can be combined for ma... more »

VIDEO shocker: Dead baby parts 'harvested' during partial-birth abortions... sold to biotech companies for 'scientific' research... Profiteering from sales of baby brains, hearts and intestines

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by Mike Adams *(NaturalNews) *The headline of this article is true. This is what passes for "science" in today's twisted world: the harvesting of dead baby parts during partial-birth abortions so that profits can be generated from the biotech industry's "scientific" research. It has all been caught on undercover video by the Center for Medical Progress. Full transcript and video links below. Here are the highlights of this gruesome story that showcases the truly sick, psychopathic behavior of the abortion industry and its harvesting of babies in the name o... more »

ISIS (Aka Israel-Saudi-Turkey Axis) Is The Big Loser of U.S.-Iran Detente

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 17 hours ago
It's very interesting to see that the biggest critics of the P5 plus 1-Iran nuclear deal are also the biggest, though silent, supporters of ISIS and other Jihadist terrorist movements in the Middle East. Newspapers like The Washington Post *give a platform to an ISIS ideologue one day* and bash the U.S-Iran deal the next. These moronic clowns are not even trying to hide their villainy anymore. They're making their beds with terrorists who kidnap Christian priests, rape captured women and slaughter children for sport. And they're ripping a deal that has the potential of boosting the ... more »

Jade Helm Terror Brutality Already Crippling Targeted Individuals: Aussie Confesses Darkest Secrets

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
[image: Profile image][image: logo] By Deborah Dupre (Reporter) Monday, July 13, 2015 http://beforeitsnews.com/spies-and-intelligence/2015/07/jade-helm-terror-brutality-already-crippling-targeted-individuals-aussie-confesses-darkest-secrets-2447370.html?currentSplittedPage=0 An Australian targeted individual’s (TI) account Monday exposes what many fear Jade Helm is about. He has compiled what his says his experiences have been as subject of the type of covert program at the root of Jade Helm so much, it behooves the reader to take note, regardless of or perhaps especially because of ... more »

Russia Develops New Coastal Defense Gun

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Koalitsiya-SV system]Russia is developing a new self-propelled coastal defense gun, based on the Koalitsiya-SV system, Burevestnik Design Bureau chief, Georgy Zakamennykh, announced on Wednesday. “We have always favored unification because it is cheaper… The knowhow obtained during the design of the Koalitsiya-SV gun can come in very handy in the development of the new coastal defense artillery systems,” Zakamennykh told RIA Novosti news agency. He said the naval command planned to outline the technical characteristics of the new system within the next two months. Read more

On Mission In Charleston — With Tears

Sheila Walsh at The Stream - 18 hours ago
SHEILA WALSH — Some of God’s most faithful servants showed up prepared to do the work of the Kingdom. The field of their labors was a courtroom in Charleston, South Carolina. They came, on mission, bearing seeds of peace — and... The post On Mission In Charleston — With Tears appeared first on The Stream.

"The Euro-Summit ‘Agreement’ on Greece": The Re-enslavement of the Greek people.

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
Last night on Transpicuous News, I spoke about the latest developments in Greece and their new Slavery. This is the link to the transcription to the first interview that former Finance Minister for Greece, Yanis Varofakis gave after his resignation. He has some very interesting things to say and reading between the lines opens up some VERY interesting pieces of the puzzle to scrutinize. http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/2015/07/yanis-varoufakis-full-transcript-our-battle-save-greece Below is Varoufakis' latest post, and it is a damning piece of transparency (of a sort)... more »

Nuclear News

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 18 hours ago
*Breaking:NRC: 'Diablo Canyon among 'most embrittled plants in the U.S.'onNoNukesCA.net* Rickety & Risky - Diablo Canyon Unit 1 is on the NRC's short list of the worst embrittled pressurized water reactors in the U.S. along with 4 others - including New York's Indian Point. *Read More================* *Suing for Nuclear Justice - Facing "the global nature of the harm"* on *PlanetarianPerspectives.net * US sailors' $1 Billion suit against TEPCO goes forward Landmark nuclear damages suit in Korea *Read more*

Certification Campaign for H225M Caracal CSAR Helicopter Aboard FREMM Frigate Aquitaine

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: H225M Caracal]The French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) started qualification trials of the Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) with the latest addition to the French Navy (Marine Nationale) fleet: the head of FREMM Frigate class Aquitaine delivered in November 2012 by DCNS. The Caracal, belonging to escadron d'hélicoptères 1/67 Pyrénées (belonging to the air force but with a joint component because the unit has army and navy personnel too), specializing in CSAR and special operation support missions conducted several landings and take offs from the ... more »

Topol turns 30: Missile launcher parade & ‘fuel-from-thin-air’ system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
Russia’s strategic missile forces conducted drills in Moscow region to mark the 30th anniversary of the deployment of the iconic Topol missile system. The exercises showcased a unique innovative system capable of extracting missile fuel “from thin air.” Russian strategic missile forces began major drills on Tuesday in the city of Serpukhov, located some 90 kilometers from Moscow. Drone footage shot by RT’s RUPTLY video agency shows the columns of KamAZ trucks and missile launchers. Read more

Boeing, Tata sign framework manufacturing agreement

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: CH-47F Chonook]Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) have signed a framework agreement to work together in aerospace and defence manufacturing. The deal was signed in Hyderabad by Shelley Lavender, president of Boeing Military Aircraft, and Sukaran Singh, managing director and chief executive of TASL, says Boeing in a statement. “This agreement with TASL is significant because it demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to expanding its aerospace manufacturing footprint in India,” Lavender said. Read more

SecAF James: Hill Refusal To Retire Planes May Force F-35, LRSB, KC-46 Delays

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James]Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James warned Congress today that its effort to stop the retirement of the A-10 Warthog and other aircraft could hurt the service’s modernization plans. In a speech before the National Aeronautic Association, James noted the service wants “to transfer and divest some older aircraft in order to free up resources for more pressing needs, but currently, we’re unable to make the necessary adjustments.” That’s because both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have blocked those plans. That opposition ... more »

DoD to Award $718M Contract Supporting Fighter Aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35B Lightning II STOVL]The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced several work agreements Tuesday, highlighted by two Navy contracts with Lockheed Martin, one of which involves production support for F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. As part of the $718.2 million F-35 deal, Lockheed Martin will provide non-air vehicle spares, support equipment, Autonomic Logistics Information System hardware and software upgrades, full mission simulators, supply chain management, and engineering serving supporting the low-initial production of the aircraft. In addition... more »

Two Brimstone missiles FALL OFF British Tornado fighter jet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: RAF Tornado]Two missiles were smashed into pieces after they fell off a British warplane in bad weather as it returned from taking out Islamic State targets in Iraq. The £105,000 Brimstone missiles came off an ageing Tornado fighter jet as it landed at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus this morning. There was 'poor visibility' in the region at the time which meant the aircraft may have hit the ground at a wrong angle, forcing the missiles to detach from its mounting brackets. Read more

Eurofighter’s Agility, Weapon Carrying Capability Boosted

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Eurofighter Typhoon]Airbus has successfully flight-tested aerodynamic upgrades to Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role fighter that boost the agility and weapon carrying capacity. The Aerodynamic Modification Kit (AMK) is part of a wider Eurofighter Enhanced Manoeuvrability (EFEM) programme with the potential to help ensure the type's continuing superiority for many years to come, the Airbus announced Wednesday. The upgrade involves basically the addition of fuselage strakes and root extensions, which increase the maximum lift created by the wing by 25%. Further, it results in an... more »

NATO plans biggest exercise since 2002 to counter Islamic State

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: NATO Flag]NATO and its allies will hold their biggest military exercise in more than a decade from October, deploying 36,000 personnel across the Mediterranean to counter the threat of Islamic State on the alliance's southern flank. Briefly turning attention away from Russia, NATO commanders said on Wednesday the alliance would carry out some of its toughest training yet in a complex "artificial threat scenario" in which militants attack on land, from the air and at sea. "We cannot choose between the eastern threat and the southern threat, we have to train for both," said G... more »

Special Greece Report ( July 16 , 2015 ) Thursday Morning Updates ( Greece Parliament passes first round of required measures , next key vote on July 22nd , Bridge loan and 3rd Bailout items , ECB in focus , Debt sustainability related items , Domestic and International politics , odds & ends ! )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Evening Wrap... *Alessandro Leipold* ‏@ALeipold 1h 1 hour ago Schäuble-IMF won't be part of 1st tranche of planned 3rd Greek bailout. No doubt true but odd for Berlin to announce http:// mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSB4N0ZN00S20150716?irpc=932 … fred walton retweeted *NikiKitsantonis* ‏@NikiKitsantonis 4h 4 hours ago Greek dep FinMin Mardas tells state TV banks to open Mon. Legislative decree to be issued Fri w details of restrictions fred walton retweeted *Open Europe* ‏@OpenEurope 10h 10 hours ago Dijsselbloem: We agreed w IMF to look at "debt service", not debt ... more »

Somalia: German Maritime Patrol Aircraft Completes Successful Deployment With Operation Atalanta Off the Coast of Somalia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: German P-3C Orion]In July 2015 the German Maritime Patrol P3C-Orion aircraft completed a three month detachment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. The Orion aircraft played a crucial role in the success of the European Union's counter-piracy operation by acting as the 'eyes in the sky' to provide timely intelligence about patterns of life and any potential pirate activity along the Somali coastline and far out to sea. With an air patrol and search area one and half times the size of Europe, the German aircraft and its crew flew more than 250 operational flying... more »

The Philippines may use Korean-built attacker in S China Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: FA-50 Golden Eagle]Should a conflict eventually break out between the country and China over the disputed China Sea, the Philippines is very likely to deploy its 12 FA-50PHs against the People's Liberation Army Navy, reports the Sina Military Network based in Beijing. The Philippine Air Force had completed the maiden flight of its first FA-50PH on June 19. Originally, the FA-50PH was developed as a trainer known as the T-50 by Seoul-based Korea Aerospace Industries. It was modified into an attacker for the Philippine Air Force with the capabilities to carry up to 4.5 tons o... more »

Is Greece Just the Sound and Fury Signifying Much?  (Tsipras Surrenders to Troika Bandits with Protests As IMF Admits Debt Situation Unsustainable and Greece Needs 30-Year Grace Period from EU)  Bernie's/Hillary's Words Trustworthy?  (Lie of Omission Still a Lie)  NC = New Selma?

A New Versailles Treaty is Haunting Europe Who has profited from the Goldman-Saks-masterminded/Troika-manipulated Greek incurred debt/austerity measures? And how long will it be before these issues are publicly addressed? After the Greek Parliament approved the Troika-demanded reforms/bailout bill this evening, the people of Greece took to the street by the thousands. The Greek parliament

Beat the dog before the lion: Varoufakis accuses Schäuble of sacrificing Greece

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (Reuters / Jean-Paul Pelissier) *AK note: ★ Obscure English Idiom Alert *★ - *"Beat the dog before the lion". I honestly had to look this one up, leave it to literate Russians at RT.COM to come up with this obscure English Idiom! This is not 8th grade dumbed down English from David Wilcock's Divine Cosmos blog that's for sure. I actually like something that causes me to think. Here's what it means... **"**To take out one's frustrations on someone or something else with lower consequences." In short, "a whipping boy". The Chinese ha... more »

PH to station warplanes, frigates at former US base facing disputed sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The Philippines will station new fighter jets and two frigates at the former U.S. naval facility in Subic Bay from early next year, officials said, the first time the massive installation has functioned as a military base in 23 years. Using Subic Bay would allow the Philippine air force and navy to respond more effectively to Chinese moves in the disputed South China Sea, security experts said. Subic Bay's deep-water harbour lies on the western side of the main Philippine island of Luzon, opposite the South China Sea. "The value of Subic as a military base was proven by the America... more »

Biggest warship project: Russia selects Anil Ambani's Pipavav to make frigates for Indian Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Project 11356 (Admiral Grigorovich) class FFG]The Russian government has chosen Anil Ambani's Pipavav shipyard for a 'Make in India' naval frigate order that is likely to exceed $3 billion, making it the private sector's biggest-ever warship-building project. With public sector shipyards tied up in executing current orders and the Indian Navy battling to increase fleet strength, the government has been in advanced talks for the past several months with Russia for three to four upgraded Talwar class frigates, classified as Project 11356 vessels. Moscow, which has been keen t... more »

USMC introduces JADOCS aboard USS George Washington

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USS George Washington (CVN 73)]The US Marines Corps (USMC) has embarked aboard the US Navy's Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and introduced the joint automated deep operation coordination system (JADOCS). JADOCS operator Marine Corporal Steward Bach said that their visit aboard George Washington during exercise Talisman Sabre 15 allowed them to demonstrate their capabilities. He also added that it helped them to show how the USMC can integrate and improve the US Navy's maritime missions. Read more

Revolution underway in naval surface warfare

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Two radical weapons will revolutionize naval warfare in the second decade of the 21st century, according to Forecast International's new analysis, "The Market for Naval Surface Warfare Systems." Lasers will be tasked with anti-aircraft, anti-missile, and anti-small-craft roles, while rail guns will give surface ships an entirely new dimension of ship-killing firepower. "Probably the only way to defend against these weapons is not to be there when they get used," said Stuart Slade, senior naval analyst at Forecast International. Read m

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