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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Why Selling Body Parts Should Shock No One

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 23 minutes ago
“… if we come to see ourselves as meat, then meat we shall become.” — Leon Kass, M.D., Toward a More Natural Science What is most shocking about an undercover video of a conversation between Deborah Nucatola, a Planned Parenthood executive,... The post Why Selling Body Parts Should Shock No One appeared first on The Stream.

Worst Summer Ice Arctic Conditions in 20 Years!! Summer Ice/Arctic

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 hour ago
CCGS Amundsen re-routed to Hudson Bay to help with heavy ice Worst ice conditions in 20 years force change of plans to icebreaker research program The CCGS Pierre Radisson escorts the oil tanker Havelstern to Iqaluit July 17.* Tough ice conditions in area have delayed this summer's annual resupply, and have now derailed the CCGS Amundsen from its carefully planned summer research program. * *Tough Ice Conditions?* *The sun has been shining long and hard in the Arctic for the past couple of months- And still the ice persists? How is that possible? When we human have been warming the... more »

On Iran, listen to the euphony between crackpot right-wing raving in Israel and the crackpot raving of the American Likudniks

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Haaretz *illustrated the Yossi Verter piece referenced below with this remembrance of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu addressing Congress last March at the invitation of aspiring American Likudnik House Speaker "Sunny John" Boehner.* *"Sometimes it’s hard to know where Sheldon Adelson, the biggest Republican donor, ends and Netanyahu begins."* *-- Haaretz's Yossi Verter, in* "Netanyahu lost his Iran bet, but his next gamble may be disastrous" *by Ken* The braying jackasses of the American Right take on a somewhat different rhetorical character when their chorus is led by the ... more »

Los Angeles County Takes Step Toward $15 Minimum Wage

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 2 hours ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County is crafting a law to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years, with supporters arguing it will help lift the working poor into the middle class and... The post Los Angeles County Takes Step Toward $15 Minimum Wage appeared first on The Stream.

A Polish Nun to be Beatified

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 2 hours ago
The beatification mass, at the John Paul II Sanctuary, will be celebrated by the Pope’s envoy, Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Ludwika Szczęsna (she took the name Klara, in honour of St... The post A Polish Nun to be Beatified appeared first on The Stream.

Foreign Interests Found Funding Anti-Fracking Campaigns in America

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 2 hours ago
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine who is active in left-leaning political campaigns and causes told me if he ever went public about all the corruption he’d witnessed, it would have a devastating effect on the Democratic Party. That made... The post Foreign Interests Found Funding Anti-Fracking Campaigns in America appeared first on The Stream.

Heather Tucci-Jarraf: "TURN ALL LIGHTS ON NOW!" and Sphere Alliance Reply (Message #25)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 2 hours ago
*AK comments in red,* *Denise comments in blue. -AK* *On Jul 23, 2015, at 12:14 AM, Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf wrote:* *BEGIN TRANSMISSION* IN PURE LOVE AND GRATITUDE, WITH ALL I AM, FOR ALL I AM, ALL WAYS, ALWAYS, I AM TRANSMITTING NOW WITH COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY: I AM, and DO DECLARE NOW IN PURE LOVE AND JOY, that NO "FOR MALADIES", NO "PRO POSE ALL", NO "PRO CESSES", and NO "PRO TO COLS" ARE REQUIRED, REQUESTED, AND INNERTAINED TO INNERACT, BE, AND DO WITH ALL I AM. BE AND DO NOW IN PURE LOVE, JOY, AND FREEDOM. IN PURE LOVE, JOY, AND GRATITUDE WITH ALL I AM, I AM CONFIRMING "THE... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep" (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind VIII: Sleep" (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImNn7e9y6K0

"I Don't Pretend..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.” - Arthur C. Clarke • The Moody Blues, “Question” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP9iOqdxS8c

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Galaxies don't normally look like this. NGC 6745 actually shows the results of two galaxies that have been colliding for only hundreds of millions of years. Just off the above digitally sharpened photograph to the lower right is the smaller galaxy, moving away. The larger galaxy, pictured above, used to be a spiral galaxy but now is damaged and appears peculiar. Gravity has distorted the shapes of the galaxies. *Click image for larger size.* Although it is likely that no stars in the two galaxies directly collided, the gas, dust, and ambient magnetic fields do interact directly. In ... more »

Zdzisław Beksiński

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
Zdzisław Beksiński

Do You Know Pluto?

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 4 hours ago
Alan Burdick and Nicola Twilley join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to talk about the New Horizons mission to Pluto and what we’ve learned so far about the former planet. The post Do You Know Pluto? appeared first on The Stream.

The Liberal Option’s Answer to the Benedict Option

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 4 hours ago
In his recent article on the Benedict Option, which I have argued in the past bears little resemblance to the historical basis it purports to stand on, Jeff Guhin puts the challenge thusly: “Liberalism has won,” he writes. “The sort... The post The Liberal Option’s Answer to the Benedict Option appeared first on The Stream.

The Protector: Honoring LCpl. Skip Wells, Killed in Chattanooga

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 4 hours ago
When someone was in danger, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” Wells would defend them. “Skip was our protector,” Sprayberry High School band director Andy Esserwein said. As I sat in the packed bleachers of this Marietta, Ga., high school’s... The post The Protector: Honoring LCpl. Skip Wells, Killed in Chattanooga appeared first on The Stream.

Departing Army Chief: U.S. Could Have ‘Prevented’ ISIS Rise

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 4 hours ago
The Army’s top officer told Fox News Tuesday it’s “frustrating” to watch the gains he helped achieve in Iraq disintegrate at the hands of the Islamic State, saying in an exit interview that the chaos now unfolding “might have been... The post Departing Army Chief: U.S. Could Have ‘Prevented’ ISIS Rise appeared first on The Stream.

Amazing Grace Opens on Broadway

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 4 hours ago
Broadway, you can say, has now experienced Amazing Grace. Amazing Grace, a stirring new musical about the man and story behind the cherished Christian hymn, officially opened this weekend at Broadway’s Netherlander Theater. Tony Award nominee Josh Young plays John Newton:... The post *Amazing Grace* Opens on Broadway appeared first on The Stream.

US Defence Secretary Meets With Saudi King To Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Carter vows to help Saudi Arabia contain Iran’s regional ambitions* JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi and U.S. leaders agreed Wednesday to curb Iran’s military reach across the Middle East, amid fears that last week’s nuclear deal with Tehran would encourage it to pursue more aggressive regional ambitions. Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter held talks with Saudi Arabia’s king and its defense minister in the seaside city of Jiddah, where Saudi officials have decamped for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, as he tours Middle Eastern nations anxious about the Iran acc... more »

Rep. Grijalva Addresses San Carlos Apache Rally Opposing Oak Flat Corporate Giveaway

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
July 22, 2015 Press Contact Dan Lindner (Grijalva) – (202) 225-2435 Rep. Grijalva Addresses San Carlos Apache Rally Opposing Oak Flat Corporate Giveaway Rep. Grijalva speaks at the San Carlos Apache's Rally to Save Oak Flat earlier today. WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today joined lawmakers, religious leaders and members of the San Carlos Apache tribe

Man Buys Undeveloped Negatives At an Auction and Makes an Important Find

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 4 hours ago
Imagine this: perhaps the most important street photographer of the twentieth century was a nanny who kept everything to herself. Nobody had ever seen her work and she was a complete unknown until the time of her death. For decades... The post Man Buys Undeveloped Negatives At an Auction and Makes an Important Find appeared first on The Stream.

Seattle Officials Join Push for Sharia-Compliant Mortgages, Loans

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
A proposal in Seattle meant to increase homeownership among Muslims by offering financing compliant with strict Islamic law — known as Sharia — is gaining ground in the latest test for local leaders trying to accommodate diverse religious beliefs. “We will... The post Seattle Officials Join Push for Sharia-Compliant Mortgages, Loans appeared first on The Stream.

Homeschool vs. Public School: How a Christian Parent Should Decide on Education

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
It’s a mistake to go into any important decision (including schooling choices for your kids) with biases or blind spots. Each major form of K-12 education has pros and cons. The key is to really know the strengths and weaknesses... The post Homeschool vs. Public School: How a Christian Parent Should Decide on Education appeared first on The Stream.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Zack Beauchamp, VOX*: *Why does Iran even have a nuclear program in the first place?* Iran has had a nuclear program since the country restarted it in the 1980s, has been under economic sanctions for it since the 1990s, faced the threat of war over it in the 2000s, and now has come through 20 grueling months of negotiations just to keep part of the program in place. On its face, Iran's nuclear program makes very little strategic sense. Though Iran insists the program is only for peaceful purposes, it's far beyond what's necessary to generate nuclear power. And it's never made se... more »

Is John McCain a war hero?

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 5 hours ago
There really is no blog today. I have written it twice, and both times, somehow, have accidentally erased it, and cannot undo the damage. And at this hour, I'm not up to doing it a third time. And, no, I'm not proof reading this. I have to rush to pick up my daughter. Life is just one thing after another. But, I will mention just a few things. 1. take a look at the site below.It's video of a former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, who is more than the usual expert on China. He thinks a war with China is close because the capitalist U.S. has wanted to control China for over a ... more »

World News Briefs -- July 22, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*AFP*: *Greek crisis: thousands protest as MPs vote on more reforms * Thousands of anti-austerity protesters have gathered in Athens as politicians prepared to vote on a second batch of reforms that must pass if Greece is to unlock a huge international bailout. The vote poses a fresh challenge to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ authority, after he suffered a major rebellion by MPs in his leftist party Syriza last week during a first vote on tough reforms demanded by Athens’ international creditors. *MIDDLE EAST* Saudis seek US reassurance* on Iran deal*. Kerry to visit Gulf Arab ... more »

For Some Kenyans, Obama is Coming Home

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 5 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time nearly 30 years ago, he was astonished that an airport worker recognized his last name. It was a striking experience for the future president. He was a young... The post For Some Kenyans, Obama is Coming Home appeared first on The Stream .

United Methodists Call for Ending Drug War ‘In the Love of Christ’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
Earlier this month, the New England Conference of United Methodists, a group of 600 churches spanning six states, approved a resolution calling for an end to the nation’s war on drugs. They believe the love of Christ constrains us to... The post United Methodists Call for Ending Drug War ‘In the Love of Christ’ appeared first on The Stream.

I Can’t ‘Celebrate,’ But It Doesn’t Mean I Hate You

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
From left to right, the car ahead’s bumper stickers read: “Hatred is Not a Family Value,” “Celebrate Diversity” (in rainbow colors), and “Obama-Biden.” Collectively, these refreshed my growing fear that I should soon “celebrate” certain lifestyle choices or suffer... The post I Can’t ‘Celebrate,’ But It Doesn’t Mean I Hate You appeared first on The Stream.

Study: Religious Schools Have Succeeded at Closing Race-Based Education Gap

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
Government policies have been ineffective, while Christian schools have been effective, in reducing the achievement gap in education, according to a published study by William Jeynes, a senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton and a professor at California... The post Study: Religious Schools Have Succeeded at Closing Race-Based Education Gap appeared first on The Stream.

The Human Farm and The Cage You Were Born Into

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - We can only be kept in the cages we refuse to see. Wake up. The post The Human Farm and The Cage You Were Born Into appeared first on Waking Times.

Free Trade 49, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 5 hours ago
A lot of the discussions in the Philippines and other Asian countries focused on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Lesser known but equally important is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), composed of 10 members ASEAN + 6 (Japan, China, S. Korea, India, Australia, NZ). The goal is to have the free trade bloc formalized by end of this year. Perhaps one reason is that while TPP is US-led, RCEP is said to be China-led and given the negative image of China over the territorial d... more »

HIV vaccine researcher who confessed to fraud files appeal of 57-month prison sentence

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 6 hours ago
Dong-Pyou Han, who was sentenced earlier this month to nearly five years in prison for faking the results of HIV vaccine experiments, has appealed the decision. According to Report on Research Compliance, which first reported the news, the appeal was filed on July 15. In addition to the prison sentence, Han had been ordered on […] The post HIV vaccine researcher who confessed to fraud files appeal of 57-month prison sentence appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Auckland International Convention Centre: Never mind the politics, what about the architecture?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
There’s been a lot of talk about the politics behind the forthcoming Auckland International Convention Centre. A *lot *of talk about the politics, but very little about the architecture. Which is a shame, because the architecture is awful. The problem starts with the site. It’s generally agreed a convention centre is a means by which international visitors are invited to a city, to be presented there with the best that city has to offer. Generally, these things are sited in the best part of the city, so-called “heroic sites,”1 so that these would-be investors, attracted by the sig... more »

Trump vs. McCain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Photo of John McCain being captured in Trúc Bạch Lake in Hanoi in 1967. Wikipedia *The Guardian:* *Trump's McCain insult shows ignorance of anti-air hell faced by pilots in Vietnam* Aviators showed extreme courage in face of Soviet-supplied North Vietnamese defenses that created ‘most sophisticated and intense anti-air environment ever’ The contretemps over Donald Trump’s dismissal of Senator John McCain’s military heroism has overlooked the circumstances that make it resonate throughout the military: not just McCain’s ability to endure torture, but the tremendously dangerous bom... more »

Chris Christie Isn't All That Stinks In New Jersey Politics

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
You won't find much in the media about the New Jersey state Democratic Party's refusal to share that NGP VAN data with congressional candidate Alex Law. After all, Law's opponent is Donald Norcross, the younger brother of Jersey machine boss George Norcross, one of the most corrupt politicians, not just in the Garden State, but anywhere in America. Thank God for NJ.com. The story below was posted online early Monday afternoon but has yet to appear in the print edition of the *South Jersey Times*. I wonder why. No, I really *don't* wonder why. A Democrat who plans to challenge U.... more »

Bay Area Officer Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 6 hours ago
The Hayward police officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning was a “well-respected” father of two girls, police said. Sgt. Scott Lunger, 48, was a 15-year veteran of the force and a member of... The post Bay Area Officer Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop appeared first on The Stream.

Are Some Of The The Casino's In Macau CIA Fronts?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Casinos in Macau. Wikipedia *The Guardian:* *China feared CIA worked with Sheldon Adelson's Macau casinos to snare officials* Report commissioned by Adelson’s company, uncovered from among documents filed as part of an ongoing lawsuit, shows Beijing was concerned officials were gambling with public money, leaving them vulnerable to blackmail China feared that casinos in Macau owned by the billionaire gambling magnate and Republican party funder Sheldon Adelson were used by US intelligence agents to entrap and blackmail Chinese officials, according to a “highly confidential” report... more »

Real Reason U.S. Hates Russia & China?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
It is BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). They are tired of Uncle Sam and his uni-polar (Washington is in charge of the whole world!) attitude. BRICS wants to bring about a multi-polar world where many countries make decisions together about the global economy and other related policies. No more USA Über Alles! Once BRICS really gets rolling you are going to see countries jumping off the Washington bandwagon like rats off a sinking ship. Already many countries (Argentina, Germany, Syria, Italy, France, Bangladesh and others) are begging to join BRICS. With ... more »

White House Still Determined To Close Guantanamo Prison

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A guard tower of Camp Delta is seen at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba September 4, 2007. Reuters/Joe Skipper *New York Times: **Obama’s Plan for Guantánamo Is Seen Faltering* WASHINGTON — President Obama is enjoying a winning streak lately, with the Supreme Court reaffirming his signature health care law and Iran agreeing to curbs on its nuclear program. But one longstanding goal continues to bedevil him: closing the wartime prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The administration’s fitful effort to shut down the prison is collapsing again. Ashton B. Carter, in ... more »

Convection Is Instability and Does Not Rule

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 7 hours ago
Believers in the global-warming "greenhouse effect" (of increasing temperature with increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, CO2) keep coming back to the idea that convection rules in the troposphere, and provides for the "adiabatic" lapse rate that really controls the global mean surface temperature. A commenter at wuwt wrote yesterday that "It is a fact that greenhouse gases increase convection cooling which reduces the lapse rate. Hot air rises which causes colder higher air to fall. That is convection cooling." My response: *So-called "convective cooling" does not take place over ... more »

Ted Cruz: Because of Iran Deal, Jihadists ‘Will Use Our Money to Murder Americans’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 7 hours ago
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz says if the nuclear weapons deal with Iran goes through, the White House will become directly responsible for supporting terrorism around the globe. “The Obama administration will become the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic... The post Ted Cruz: Because of Iran Deal, Jihadists ‘Will Use Our Money to Murder Americans’ appeared first on The Stream.

Some Advice for Andy and Yvette

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
In a world that gave us Milifandom, should we be shocked that Jezmania has become a thing, that Camp Corbyn has powered ahead in YouGov's poll of Labour members? Well, some of us are. And by 'us' I mean sections of the Parliamentary Labour Party and self-styled sensible people. You've had ex-Jim Murphy advisor John Mcternan castigate Jez supporters as "morons", to which Margaret Beckett - one of Jeremy's PLP "enablers" - labelled herself as such for allowing him on the ballot paper. That's not likely to go down well in Derby South CLP, who just so happened to nominate Jeremy too. A... more »

The Death of Sandra Bland: What We Know So Far

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 7 hours ago
Last week, Sandra Bland was found dead from apparent “self-inflicted asphyxiation” in her cell in a Texas jail, three days after her arrest following a routine traffic stop. Her puzzling death — she had just gotten a new job that she... The post The Death of Sandra Bland: What We Know So Far appeared first on The Stream.

Charleston Shooting Suspect Indicted on Hate Crime Charges

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of killing nine black church members last month in Charleston, South Carolina, was indicted Wednesday on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religion, which could include the... The post Charleston Shooting Suspect Indicted on Hate Crime Charges appeared first on The Stream.

What Is The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors's Role In Fighting Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* The full AP story is here .... *America's F-22 Raptor: Examining its role over Iraq, Syria* (AP).

Lower the Drinking Age!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*NZ’s legal drinking age is 18**, lowered from 20 in 1999. But there are wowsers about who think Nanny should return it to 20, MPs in 2012 for example voting only 68 to 53 to keep the age at 18 — contrary to the Law Commission's recommendation to return the age to 20. In this guest post, Jeffrey Tucker looks at how keeping it at 21 in the States has caused so many of the problems bewailed by the wowsers. “The law is causing worse problems than it solves,” he says.* *Lower the Drinking Age!* *Guest post by Jeffrey Tucker* [image: image]It’s rush time for fraternities and sororitie... more »

U.S. Sec. of State Kerry Has Some Explaining To Do When He Testifies Next Week Before Congress To Answer Questions On The Iranian Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, March 11, 2015. (photo credit:REUTERS) *Eli Lake, Bloomberg*: *Everyone But Kerry Expected 'Anytime, Anywhere' Inspections* When Secretary of State John Kerry testifies in the coming days before Congress about the deal he just negotiated with Iran, he will have some explaining to do. Some Congressional leaders were under the impression that while Kerry was at the talks in Vienna, he was pressing Iran to allow "anytime, anywhere" access for U.N. inspectors to examine sites suspected of... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Vows To Push Back Against Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks to the media after a meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at the State Department in Washington July 16, 2015. Reuters/Yuri Gripas *Reuters:* *Kerry to visit Gulf Arab states, vows to 'push back' against Iran* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will seek to reassure Gulf Arab officials at a meeting in Qatar soon that Washington will work with them to "push back" against Iranian influence in the region, he told the pan-Arab newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat. Most U.S. allies in the energy-rich Gulf publicly welcomed a deal between w... more »

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
* "As Time Goes By"* by Chet Raymo "Is time something that is defined by the ticking of a cosmic clock, God's wristwatch say? Time doesn't exist except for the current tick. The past is irretrievably gone. The future does not yet exist. Consciousness is awareness of a moment. Or is time a dimension like space? We move through time as we move through space. The past is still there; we're just not there anymore. The future exists; we'll get there. We experience time as we experience space, say, by looking out the window of a moving train. Or is time… Physicists and philosophers have... more »

"The Limits Of The World..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” - Arthur Schopenhauer

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Friends are friends because they've discovered how much they have in common. Opponents, adversaries, and foes are friends too, who have not yet discovered this. It's as if a band of amazing angels got together, before time even began, to celebrate their common heritage, sense of adventure, creativity and savoir faire, and decided to meet in the distant future, amongst the jungles of time and space, upon a distant little blue planet, to see how long it would take for each and every one of them to discover who they really are. 7 billion angels, to be precise." "Your friend," The ... more »

Supplemental: Candidate Trump is the national press!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015He plays the same game the big stars do:* For all his merits, Bob Kerrey may not be an infallible press analyst. He’s quoted in Frank Bruni’s new column complaining about the press corps. They shouldn’t be covering Candidate Trump, he almost seems to say. Bruni notes that Candidate Trump is leading the national GOP polls. Who cares about that, Kerrey asks: BRUNI (7/22/15): *“This is not a national primary,” Kerrey said, noting that Trump’s 24 percent has dubious predictive power for a consequential handful of individual contests in early states* that aren’... more »

Seismology: “The Really Big One”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Really Big One”* An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when. by Kathryn Schulz "When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. As the shaking started, everyone in the room began to laugh. Earthquakes are common in Japan—that one was the third of the week—and the participants were, after all, at a seismology conference. Then everyone in the room checked the time. Seismologists know that how long an earthqua...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Newport Beach, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

LGBT Rights: The Perils of Becoming Mainstream

Cai Wilkinson at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
To begin with a confession, I have spent far too long contemplating what to write about as my first post, due in no small part to sharing fellow Guest Duck Tom‘s nerves about joining such formidable paddling of regular Ducks. However, Wendy‘s post on human rights having gone mainstream and no longer being revolutionary has […]

"Stronger for It: Mending a Broken Heart"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Stronger for It: Mending a Broken Heart"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "A heart that has been broken and seen pain, reveals within it, a crack that allows more light in. Heartbreak happens to all of us and can wash over us like a heavy rain. When experiencing a broken heart, our ethereal selves are saturated with grief, and the overflow is channeled into the physical body. Loss becomes a physical emptiness, and longing is transmuted into a feeling that often cannot be put into words. Mending a broken heart can seem a task so monumental that we dare not attempt it for fear of da... more »

"If You Caught A Glimpse..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"If you caught a glimpse of your own death, would that knowledge change the way you live the rest of your life?" - Paco Ahlgren, "Discipline"

This Is Probably Israel's Master Plan To Destroy Iran's Nuclear Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Daniel R. DePetris, National Interest*: *Israel's Master Plan to Crush Iran's Nuclear Program* *If it happens, here's how it would go down.* If you were asked to summarize the feelings within the White House and the U.S. State Department this week, they lie somewhere between ecstatic and relieved. Ecstatic, because President Barack Obama has succeeded for the time being (assuming that Congress doesn’t override a presidential veto) in preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear-weapons capability over the next ten to fifteen years. The administration is relieved because, despite all ... more »

“Deconstructing Myths About Psychopaths: What Are They Really Like?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Deconstructing Myths About Psychopaths:* * What Are They Really Like?”* by Benjamin Buehne "It took me a while to see it, but eventually I came to realize the obviousness of the truth. The world has only one problem: psychopaths. Reflecting on how stubborn I was before realizing the extent to which psychopaths pose a danger to society, I thought it might be helpful to walk readers through a simple exercise that can hopefully give you some idea of just how many psychopaths are out there... and just how many could be in your life! Later, you can think about the damage they may have ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

The Economy: "We Are Now All Prisoners of the Information Age"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"We Are Now All Prisoners of the Information Age"* by Bill Bonner Somewhere in Northern Alberta – “The train will stop for 20 minutes to take on water,” said a voice over the loudspeaker. We had been rolling for a day and a half. It would be nice to get out and stretch our legs. And so, we climbed down and wandered around town. In about 10 minutes, we had seen all there was to see – just a few cheap houses, a convenience store, a post office, and a place that billed itself as the Château du Nord – a ramshackle blue house, built of wood that advertised itself as a place for “burger... more »

Does The Iranian Nuclear Deal Now Obligate The U.S. To Defend Iran's Nuclear Sites?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) listens to questions from journalists as he stands next to Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi (L) and Hossein Fereydoon (2nd L), brother and close aide to President Hassan Rouhani, on the balcony of Palais Coburg, the venue for nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, July 10, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger HNGN: *Iran Nuclear Deal: U.S. Now Has Obligation To Protect Iran From Israel Attack!* The US has to protect Iran as it pursues nuclear weapons because its program is allegedly civilian?" a top official in Israeli Prime Minister Benj... more »

Strangely Missing: Radionuclides' Effects on Climate

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
I've been working daily on my book manuscript, editing and formatting references, so today I need a break from the focused tedium. One of my favorite academic pursuits is historical analysis of forgotten questions. Today I'm pursuing questions about the climate impacts of atmospheric testing, nuclear accidents (Fukushima) and nuclear reprocessing: The CTBO reports: "The National Resources Defense Council estimated the total yield of all nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1980 at 510 megatons (Mt). Atmospheric tests alone accounted for 428 mt, equivalent to over 29,000 Hiro... more »

Generals Line Up Behind Statement that Got Romney Laughed at in ’12

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 9 hours ago
During his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, Gen. Mark Milley backed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s assessment that Russia presents the greatest threat to the United States. Milley has added himself to a growing list of other four-star generals who have... The post Generals Line Up Behind Statement that Got Romney Laughed at in ’12 appeared first on The Stream.

The Dream Telepathy Study

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video -* Dr. Stanley Krippner recalls some amazing examples of telepathy in several dream telepathy study participants. The post The Dream Telepathy Study appeared first on Waking Times.

What Fighting in Armor Was Like

David Mills at The Stream - 10 hours ago
This item has absolutely nothing to do with present-day political, economic, or cultural issues. It doesn’t mention Planned Parenthood, Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton, Iran or ISIS. But it’s really cool, and most conservative people love history and many are nerds.... The post What Fighting in Armor Was Like appeared first on The Stream.

Reporter Calls Out Disrespectful WWII Memorial Visitors

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 10 hours ago
Curt Autry, an anchor and reporter at NBC12 in Richmond, visited the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., recently and — to put it lightly — was NOT happy with what he saw. The journalist took a photo of... The post Reporter Calls Out Disrespectful WWII Memorial Visitors appeared first on The Stream.

FBI: Chattanooga Shooter a ‘Homegrown Violent Extremist’

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 10 hours ago
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Chattanooga gunman who killed five U.S. troops acted alone without help from anyone else, and investigators are treating him as a “homegrown violent extremist,” the FBI said Wednesday. However, it is too early to determine... The post FBI: Chattanooga Shooter a ‘Homegrown Violent Extremist’ appeared first on The Stream.

Photos Apache Stronghold at Capitol Wednesday

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Congressman Raul Grijalva Wendsler Nosie, San Carlos Apache 

Why Sanders Got Twice as Much Applause as Clinton When He Spoke to La Raza

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Elizabeth talking about the Inside Game (start at 14:30), and playing it quite well as well. As you watch, look for the layers; notice what she's doing (at 20:50 for example) from her own insider position.* *by Gaius Publius* It's conventional wisdom at this point that Sanders has the "white liberal" vote in his pocket, or at least the subset of "liberals" who are in the so-called Warren wing of the party. That, according to Nate Silver, could even get him wins in Iowa and New Hampshire. But what about the rest of the races? Silver (and almost everyone else) says he'll need the b... more »

Venezuela Orders Farmers And Food producers To Hand Over Their Products To The State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A consumer carries products at the state-run supermarket "Bicentenario" in Caracas June 4, 2013. REUTERS *The Telegraph: **Venezuelan farmers ordered to hand over produce to state* As Venezuela's food shortages worsen, the president of the country's Food Industry Chamber has said that authorities ordered producers of milk, pasta, oil, rice, sugar and flour to supply their products to the state stores. Venezuela's embattled government has taken the drastic step of forcing food producers to sell their produce to the state, in a bid to counter the ever-worsening shortages. Farmers a... more »

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Our Fathers That Begat Us

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 10 hours ago
*by Jenna Orkin* *(reprinted from Father's Day, 2010, in commemoration of the death of Edgar Doctorow, gentleman, scholar, good friend, wonderful writer)* Sometimes I think about my father in that pointless way one thinks of the dead: "What would he say about what I'm doing now?" He had a strong journalistic streak himself; like many in his writing circle, revering the profilist, Joseph Mitchell, who was known as much for the exquisiteness of his prose as for the paucity of his output. (Out of deference, the New Yorker set aside an office for him for many unproductive years.) It... more »

Kate Steinle’s Father: ‘Self-Inflicted Wound’ of Sanctuary Cities Caused My Daughter’s Death

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 10 hours ago
The father of Kathryn Steinle, the 32-year-old woman fatally shot earlier this month by an illegal immigrant, made a powerful appeal before Congress Tuesday urging lawmakers to close the “legal loopholes” allowing the release of undocumented immigrants with prior criminal... The post Kate Steinle’s Father: ‘Self-Inflicted Wound’ of Sanctuary Cities Caused My Daughter’s Death appeared first on The Stream.

Here Comes the 21st Century Cures Act: Say Goodbye to Vaccine Safety Science

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 10 hours ago
Posted 7/22/2015 *by Barbara Loe Fisher * *To activate and view hyperlinked references, please click here once and then click any superscripted number below to access a hyperlinked reference, or scroll down to the bottom of the article to view all hyperlinked references.* [image: 21st Century Cures Act Eliminates Good Vaccine Safety Science]It has only been a few weeks since the forced vaccination lobby rammed a bill (SB 277) through the California legislature eliminating the personal belief vaccine exemption so children will have to get dozens of doses of federally recommended v... more »

Here Comes the 21st Century Cures Act: Say Goodbye to Vaccine Safety Science

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 11 hours ago
Posted 7/22/2015 *by Barbara Loe Fisher* *To activate and view hyperlinked references, please click here once and then click any superscripted number below to access a hyperlinked reference, or scroll down to the bottom of the article to view all hyperlinked references.* [image: 21st Century Cures Act Eliminates Good Vaccine Safety Science] It has only been a few weeks since the forced vaccination lobby rammed a bill (SB 277) through the California legislature eliminating the personal belief vaccine exemption so children will have to get dozens of doses of federally recommend... more »

One Month of Islam in Britain

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 11 hours ago
What follows is a summary of Islam and Islam-related issues in Britain during June 2015, categorized into four broad themes: 1) Islamic extremism; 2) British multiculturalism; 3) Islamic Sharia law; and 4) Muslim integration. 1. Islamic Extremism and Syria-Related Threats... The post One Month of Islam in Britain appeared first on The Stream.

Time for Rush Limbaugh to Stifle Trump?

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
The king of talk radio could take out Trump if he wanted to, so why won’t he sack up and do it? The New York Times recently ran a piece titled, Rush Limbaugh Rallies Listeners to Donald Trump’s Defense. In reading Rush’s full... The post Time for Rush Limbaugh to Stifle Trump? appeared first on The Stream.

GOP Lawmakers: Obama Illegally Withholding Iran Docs

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 11 hours ago
A side agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency on Wednesday became the latest dispute between Congress and the Obama administration as lawmakers work their way through the deal limiting Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. The agreement — signed July... The post GOP Lawmakers: Obama Illegally Withholding Iran Docs appeared first on The Stream.

Pro-Life Leaders Say Planned Parenthood Openly ‘Targets’ Black Community

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 11 hours ago
Following allegations that Planned Parenthood is selling aborted fetal body parts for profit, black pro-life leaders are calling to defund the organization and address what they call “targeting” of their community. “It’s an open secret that they are targeting the... The post Pro-Life Leaders Say Planned Parenthood Openly ‘Targets’ Black Community appeared first on The Stream.

World News Briefs -- July 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*VOA:* *Pentagon: US Airstrike Kills Longtime Al-Qaida Operative* A longtime al-Qaida operative was killed in a U.S. airstrike in early July while traveling near Sarmada, Syria, the Pentagon said. Muhsin al-Fadhli was traveling in a vehicle when he was hit July 8. Al-Fadhli was the leader of a network of al-Qaida operatives called the Khorasan Group, "who are plotting external attacks against the United States and our allies," Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement Tuesday. *MIDDLE EAST* Deadly double suicide attack *rocks Iraq's Fallujah*. Kerry to... more »

The Electoral Coup of 2015

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*All credit and respect to ANGRIFAN.* 'RIGGED UK GENERAL ELECTION' - MAY 2015 *Jim Messina* (above) helped David Cameron's Conservatives to win the UK General election of May 2015. Judicial Watch announced that it had "indisputable evidence" that the White House engaged in election tampering in at least two states in 2009. *Jim Messina *and Rahm Emanuel, both top White House staffers at the time, are named as the chief perpetrators of the scheme to attempt to manipulate election outcomes in Pennsylvania and Colorado. Kent Police are enquiring into electoral fraud in the Thanet... more »

Identity theft: the thief of Lubos_Motl turns out to be a well-known man

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*John Cook found a "simply clever" albeit not quite legal way to raise his IQ by 60 points* Steve McIntyre has informed me about some amusing discussions in 2011 and I simply can't resist to brag about them ;-) especially because this incident says quite something about the integrity of the climate doomsayers (more precisely about the non-existence of it). John Cook is the founder of one of the world's most famous "Sky Is Falling" websites about global warming, SkepticalScience.COM. The name of the web wants to express the point that the climate skeptics shouldn't even be allowed t... more »

The Rise And Rebirth Of The Islamic State Interview With Author Michael Weiss

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
The fall of Mosul in June 2014 caught the world by surprise. The Islamic State (IS) was suddenly able to take Iraq’s second largest city in just a few days and then sweep south into Salahaddin and Kirkuk provinces. IS had been growing in strength and rebuilding itself over the previous two years taking advantage of a number of factors in both Iraq and neighboring Syria. Its rise also presented a challenge to older jihadist groups like Al Qaeda. To help explain the growth and development of the Islamic State is Michael Weiss, co-author of ISIS, Inside the Army of Terror. Weiss also ... more »

OUR SELECTIVE REPRESENTATIONS, OURSELVES: Doctored attacks on Planned Parenthood!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015Part 3—Doctored attacks by ourselves:* This morning’s New York Times includes an important featured editorial. The editorial runs a full 866 words. In hard copy, its headline proclaims “An Ugly Campaign of Deception.” In their important piece, the editors allege that recent attacks on Planned Parenthood have been driven by dishonestly doctored tapes. In part, the editorial says this: NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL (7/22/15): The nine-minute video clip released by the Center for Medical Progress, an outfit apparently created in 2013, invites viewers to ''Hold P... more »

Appeals Court OKs Tossing Strict North Dakota Abortion Law

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 11 hours ago
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court affirmed a ruling Wednesday that struck down one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country: a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can... The post Appeals Court OKs Tossing Strict North Dakota Abortion Law appeared first on The Stream.

Irregular Sleeping Patterns Linked To Cancer

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
Poor sleeping patterns could be a contributing factor to cancer, a new test on mice suggests. BBC News reports the new research highlights concerns about the detrimental effect shift work may have on an individual’s health. Researchers warn that though... The post Irregular Sleeping Patterns Linked To Cancer appeared first on The Stream.

Couple Relies on Faith, Forgiveness After Losing Both Sons

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 11 hours ago
A couple who lost their two children in an accident in late May — a newborn and toddler — sat down to talk with WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham about faith, forgiveness and trying to find their “new normal.” “Both of our sons... The post Couple Relies on Faith, Forgiveness After Losing Both Sons appeared first on The Stream.

Withnail and I

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago

Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards apologized last week for the uncompassionate tone her senior director of medical research, Deborah Nucatola, used to explain the process by which she harvests aborted body parts to be provided for medical research. Nucatola had been caught... The post Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.

Why Pope Francis is Actually Becoming Less Popular in the U.S.

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
Pope Francis’ popularity among Americans — including Catholics — has taken a nose dive since last year, a poll released Wednesday shows, largely driven by conservatives who often disagree with Francis on the causes of environmental and economic problems. The... The post Why Pope Francis is Actually Becoming Less Popular in the U.S. appeared first on The Stream.

Obama calls Tea Party members stupid...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*again.* Because there's no other way to interpret this statement made by him on the Jon Stewart show, which aired last night. "By the time I leave here, I think we're going to be able to say that government is working much better, much more efficiently, much more customer-friendly than when I came into office," Obama added later. When people throw up their hands and say "there's nothing that can be done," he added "then what you get are protest movements on the left, or the right — I mean, to some degree the Tea Party is an expression of frustration; they see a bunch of stuff goin... more »

Second correx for controversial paper on the financial benefits of climate change

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
The Journal of Economic Perspectives has published a second correction for a 2009 paper that argued that some amount of global warming could lead to economic gains. The author of “The Economic Effects of Climate Change,” Richard Tol, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex, blamed earlier problems with the paper on “gremlins.” In a […] The post Second correx for controversial paper on the financial benefits of climate change appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, right, at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 22, 2015. *VOA:* *US Defense Chief Meets With Saudi King on Iran Nuclear Deal* U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman Wednesday, as part of a regional tour aimed at convincing skeptical allies about the benefits of the Iran nuclear deal. Saudi officials have neither publicly condemned nor endorsed the Iran nuclear agreement announced July 14. Carter met with King Salman as well as the Saudi minister of defe... more »

Shin Lim fools Penn and Teller

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/EAN-PwRfJcA Wow!

CWF Meets Jeremy Corbyn's Campaign Team at the Marxist Festival 2015...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/JQX6rOfeqe8 Ho hum...

3 Reasons Christian Education Should Be as Christian as Possible

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
As Christian as possible? (A phrase borrowed from my friend and former colleague at the Stony Brook School, Dr. Peter K. Haile.) That’s Right! “As Christian as possible.” How often have you viewed promotional material from a Christian school or college... The post 3 Reasons Christian Education Should Be as Christian as Possible appeared first on The Stream.

The Trump Lesson that Bush and Clinton Should Heed

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 13 hours ago
For those of us who predicted the inevitable, watching Donald Trump verbally wander into a field of face-whacking garden rakes like Sideshow Bob fills one with a mixture of schadenfreude and affirmation. We knew it was coming, but it still... The post The Trump Lesson that Bush and Clinton Should Heed appeared first on The Stream.

Arctic Expedition to Study Global Warming Put on Hold Because of Too Much Ice

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
You don’t say… According to a Coast Guard officer, the icy conditions are the “worst he’s seen in 20 years”: A carefully planned, 115-day scientific expedition on board the floating research vessel, the CCGS Amundsen, has been derailed as the... The post Arctic Expedition to Study Global Warming Put on Hold Because of Too Much Ice appeared first on The Stream.

Donald Trump Makes a Run for the Southern Border

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump has announced plans to visit the Mexico-Texas border this week, a trip that comes as he continues to condemn illegal immigration and lashes out at critics who have become increasingly critical of the Republican... The post Donald Trump Makes a Run for the Southern Border appeared first on The Stream.

Hillary’s Hedge Fund Fundraiser Was Chelsea’s Boss

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
By Doug Martin at *Hoosier School Heist* This morning, the Associated Press reportsthat Hillary Clinton is busy gobbling up donations from hedge fund managers, a group highly involved in school privatization (as I detail in my book *Hoosier School Heist*) and one she says she will target if elected America’s new president. According to AP, one New York City hedge fund manager who has raised at least $100,000 to Hillary’s campaign is Marc Lasry, a new owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. In a statement to *Bloomberg News *a while back, Lasrysaid“we have a moral responsibility” to Milwaukee... more »

Russian Bomber Crew Broadcast July 4th Greeting While Flying Only 40 Miles Off The California Coast

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian Bombers Buzz California (ABC News) *Washington Free Beacon: **Russian Bombers Flew Within 40 Miles of N. California Coast* Tu-95 Bear bombers intercepted off Mendocino on day Putin calls Obama Two Russian nuclear bombers flew within 40 miles of the California coast and one of the pilots relayed a veiled threat during the Fourth of July aerial incident, defense officials said. “Good morning American pilots, we are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day,” a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber crew member stated over the emergency aircraft channel. Meanwhile, Russi... more »

Attack on Italian Military Base with U.S. Presence Thwarted

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
MILAN (AP) — Two terror suspects arrested Wednesday who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group had among their targets an Italian military base near the northern city of Brescia that has a U.S. military presence, prosecutors said. Prosecutor Maurizo... The post Attack on Italian Military Base with U.S. Presence Thwarted appeared first on The Stream.

Afghanistan Bans Toy Guns

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
© Parwiz / Reuters *RT*:* Crackdown on culture of violence: Afghanistan bans guns… toy guns* The Afghan government has decided to launch a crackdown on the culture of violence in the country by banning guns. Not the real lethal firearms but toy guns that children play with. The move on Tuesday comes after more than 100 children suffered eye injuries in the capital Kabul from toy weapons during the three days of Eid al-Fitr celebrations, which marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The spike in injuries was partially caused by the Afghan tradition of giving pocket money to c... more »

On the Situation in Odessa, Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*Below is a message that I will share on Friday night at the Ukraine Teach-In to be held in Bath, Maine. It comes from a person in Odessa who I know. This person wishes to remain anonymous due to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) current round-up of thousands of peaceful activists in Odessa. The SBU headquarters building in Kiev has an American flag hanging outside the doorway indicating which nation is really running things these days inside of Ukraine.* *SBU headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine - we see who really runs Ukraine these days* *Message from Odessa* Odessa region of U... more »

When a high-speed train collides with a truck

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
In the morning, at 7:43 Czech Summer Time, a very ugly accident took place in Studénka, a town 20 miles from the Polish border and 10 miles from Czechia's 3rd largest city, the Northeast industrial city of Ostrava (300,000 people). The top 4 cities are Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Pilsen. *The King of the Road, sure...* In the case of the 5 Czechs abducted in Lebanon (yes, the identities I figured out have been confirmed, up to the ambiguous first name of Mr Pešek, the bodyguard), we know nothing about the kidnappers or details how and why they were taken (some beheading by the ISIS in ... more »

Five Fold Test to Set Aside Default Judgment

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
Since at least the 1940s the test to set aside default judgment has involved three criteria. So the Court of Appeal in *Roth v. Bourollias*, 2011 ONCA 760 held: In general on a motion to set aside a default, the court will consider: (a) whether the motion to set aside the judgment was brought promptly; (b) where there is a plausible excuse or explanation for the defendant's default in complying with the Rules of Civil Procedure; and (c) whether the facts establish at least an arguable case: *Nelligan v. Lindsay*, [1945] O.W.N. 295 (H.C.J.); *Laredo v. Sinnadurai*(2005), 78 O.R. ... more »

Perry Leads the Charge Against Trump

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 14 hours ago
Rick Perry will intensify his attacks on Donald Trump in a speech Wednesday in Washington, D.C., in which Perry will call Trump’s campaign for president “a cancer on conservatism.” “Let no one be mistaken: Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer... The post Perry Leads the Charge Against Trump appeared first on The Stream.

Question from Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf to the Sphere AllianceWho Am I?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*AK comments in red,* Denise in blue... Names in purple... *-AK* By American Kabuki -----Original Message----- From: American Kabuki To: Denise Sent: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 5:16 am Subject: Heather's Proposal Your last message *[Re: DNA Storage by Galactic Travelers] * has sparked a doing which might change EVERYTHING… Heather has made a proposal which I will ... send to you along with the audio so you have the energy of what is being said. The audio will come first to get you oriented to what she has in mind, since the Sphere Alliance seems to like formal invitations we’ll make this... more »

Poll: Clinton Slips in Key Swing States

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in matchups in three key swing states — Iowa, Colorado and Virginia — a new Quinnipiac poll finds. The Democratic presidential frontrunner is slipping in favorability ratings, as well as while facing... The post Poll: Clinton Slips in Key Swing States appeared first on The Stream.

Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the... The post Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.

Fears on Left Grow for Planned Parenthood

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
Critics of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday released a second secretly recorded video related to fetal parts, putting the group on the defensive and spurring fears on the left of a new ACORN scandal. The new video shows Dr. Mary Gatter,... The post Fears on Left Grow for Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.

Will GOP Voters Abandon Trump When They Find Out He's Not Really A Billionaire, But Just Playing One On TV?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Republican primary voters have now had a good look at what kind of a leader-- as opposed to what kind of a TV reality show personality-- Trump would make. And they like what they see. He's holding down the #1 position among all Republican candidates, by a growing margin. Lindsey Graham went on CBS to call Donald Trump "a jackass." Maybe Lindsey shouldn't get into a name-calling pissing match with Trump. Sure, "everybody" already knows that Lindsey is a closeted homosexua,l but "everybody" doesn't include up-country South Carolina Republicans... and the mainstream media has always... more »

Report: Navy Officer And Marine Fired Their Sidearms To Stop The Chattanooga Gunman

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Michael Ball / Twitter *Navy Times: **Sources: Navy officer, Marine fought to take out Chattanooga gunman* A Navy officer and a Marine fired their sidearms hoping to kill or subdue the gunman who murdered five service members last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to multiple military officials familiar with internal reporting on the tragedy. It remains unclear whether either hit Muhammad Abdulazeez, who was shot and killed on July 16 after he gunned down four Marines and a sailor at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga. It's also unclear why they were arme... more »

Foxman: Jews in America enjoy unique sense of security

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 14 hours ago
Abe Foxman has officially stepped down as National Director of the Anti-Defamation League after leading the organization for the past few decades. *Jonathan A. Greenblatt*, who we will learn more about in the near future, began his tenure as National Director yesterday. The ADL is widely regarded as one of the most subversive, un-American anti-White hate groups operating in the United States today. In *a letter* written to supporters of the ADL, Foxman recounted his long history of involvement with the Jewish supremacist, anti-White hate organization, along with its achievements. *F... more »

Freezer Cookie Dough Balls and Saving Family Dinner with Dream Dinners

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
I will be the first to admit it. My family is over scheduled. My husband works full time as a graphic designer/social media specialist and then does free lancing on the side. I work pretty much full time, am heavily involved in my daughter's school and watch out girls during the day. I have never wanted my girls to feel like they can't do things because mom works and so they are regularly enrolled in ballet, swim lessons, soccer and summer camp. It makes life crazy around here and you know what? It works for us. We love lazy days, but we love to be out doing things do. It makes some... more »

Are Gun Drones Next?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Business Insider:* *An 18-year-old mounted a gun to a drone and fired shots in the middle of the woods* The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a 15-second YouTube video showing a semiautomatic handgun firing shots while mounted to a hovering drone, according to a statement from FAA spokesman Jim Peters. The "flying gun" footage, uploaded by YouTube user Hogwit, was traced to 18-year-old Austin Haughwout of Clinton, Connecticut, NBC News reports. "The FAA will investigate the operation of an unmanned aircraft system in a Connecticut park to determine if any Federal A... more »

Hatch Wants Full Investigation of $2.4 Billion in Questionable Obamacare Subsidies

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
Hundreds of thousands of Obamacare subsidy recipients have failed to file tax returns, and Sen. Orrin Hatch wants the administration to investigate who owes the feds money. The Republican chair of the Senate Finance Committee has asked the IRS’s Treasury inspector general for... The post Hatch Wants Full Investigation of $2.4 Billion in Questionable Obamacare Subsidies appeared first on The Stream.

Venezuela’s Socialist Government Forces Companies to Hand Over Food as Shortages Intensify

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
Venezuela’s economic crisis is worsening. The socialist government is forcing companies to distribute food to state-run supermarkets. Producers of basic foodstuffs like pasta, oil, flour, rice and sugar are being forced to supply between 30 percent and 100 percent of... The post Venezuela’s Socialist Government Forces Companies to Hand Over Food as Shortages Intensify appeared first on The Stream.

After Tennessee Shootings: Armed Citizens, Militia Guard Recruiters

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gun-toting citizens are showing up at military recruiting centers around the country, saying they plan to protect recruiters following last week’s killing of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The citizens, some of them... The post After Tennessee Shootings: Armed Citizens, Militia Guard Recruiters appeared first on The Stream.

“There has been negligence”: Biologist banned for one year by German funding agency

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
As a consequence for academic “negligence” which resulted in two retractions, biologist Jens Schwamborn was banned from seeking funding from German funding agency DFG for one year. The ban — which ended in March, 2015 — was the result of an investigation by DFG and the University of Münster, which reviewed the issues that led to retractions of two papers […] The post “There has been negligence”: Biologist banned for one year by German funding agency appeared first on Retraction Watch.

John McTernan 'Labour MPs are morons' for wanting Jeremy Corbyn

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
https://youtu.be/z-Wr0HCsaUA I believe that Margaret Beckett has admitted being a moron for nominating Jeremy Corbyn. Not just for that, Ms Beckett who was the worst Foreign Secretary that I can recall m

What's the Matter With Kids Today?

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
Despite the alleged economic recovery, American children are just not getting with the feel-good public relations program. In the five years since the financial meltdown solidified the permanent wealth of the plutocrats, the child poverty rate in the One Indispensable Nation has been steadily creeping up. Twenty-three percent of all American citizens below the age of 18 now live in poverty. Unsurprisingly, it's worse for black children, nearly one-third of whom are now deemed to be officially poor. Between 2008 and 2013, the actual number of poor children in the US increased from 13... more »

Attack in Suruc,Turkey - KurdIShIS: Destabilizing Turkey

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*So, the bombing in Turkey?** I had intended to ignore it*. *Why?* *Because it was an inevitable occurrence. Bound to happen. Absolutely necessary to destabilize Turkey. And I’ve made it abundantly clear, here, that Turkey is going to be destabilized.* *Location, location, location-* Always so important- Just 10 kms from Kobani(e) Kurdish controlled Kobani(e). The border crossing controlled by those same Kurds. Keeping in mind the symbiosis between KurdIShIS. Also the fact that Kurds fight alongside brand ISIS. This has all been covered previously here at the blog. So, I’m not reh... more »

Keeping It Under Wraps

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
filipina-nannies-caregivers. Last week, the Advisory Panel On Healthcare Innovation was supposed to release its report at a scheduled news conference. Jeffrey Simpson writes: The day before the news conference, however, the PMO cancelled it and decided to release the report without notice on the Health Canada website on July 17. Just as the PMO hoped, the report received little attention. Health Minister Rona Ambrose, who was to have spoken about the report, was gagged. The posting on her department’s website was timed so that it a...more »

Sen. Richard Shelby Slams Dodd-Frank, Says It Actually Fuels the Too-Big-to-Fail Bank Problem

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama blasted Dodd-Frank as a failure on its fifth anniversary, telling an audience at the Heritage Foundation that “Dodd-Frank has encouraged the biggest banks to become larger and more concentrated.” A long-standing critic of the... The post Sen. Richard Shelby Slams Dodd-Frank, Says It Actually Fuels the Too-Big-to-Fail Bank Problem appeared first on The Stream.

Still sweet

risa bear at A Way to Live - 15 hours ago
The Stupice tomatoes are rolling in, along with yellow and green zucchini and assorted cucumbers. But we have never, ever been so dry. The air even tastes funny, like our tongues are turning into raisins. We drink water till we're in danger of rolling over and bursting and still feel thirsty. The plants look like they feel the same way -- though the beds, where we opened and lifted the soil with the broadfork, seem to be not as unhappy as everywhere else. Fruit trees, especially the young ones, are hurting. I can only get water to them twice a week in five gallon buckets, and it ... more »

Evo Morales’s Bolivia: Where the State Is Becoming a Church

Jorge Velarde Rosse at The Stream - 15 hours ago
Last week, The Stream cited my analysis of the meeting between Pope Francis and Bolivian President Evo Morales, which culminated in Morales presenting the pope with the now-infamous “Communist crucifix.” When we try to understand the pope’s view of economics... The post Evo Morales’s Bolivia: Where the State Is Becoming a Church appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: How the Slowdown in Technology Might Affect the Economy

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 15 hours ago
Forget the laws of supply and demand. Stop worrying about the law of diminishing returns, or any of the other iron rules you might find in the economic textbooks. In many ways, by far the most important law for the... The post ANALYSIS: How the Slowdown in Technology Might Affect the Economy appeared first on The Stream.

Welcome to Amerika: Suggesting Internment Camps

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Please meet Gen. Wesley Clark, former NATO commander who led the attack on Yugoslavia that bombed the Chinese embassy (oops, sorry that was a mistake the US said at the time). Clark also ran for the Democratic Party nomination for president in 2004 but withdrew early on when his campaign fell flat. He might be looking for a new job now as Herr Commandant of the 'US Radical Internment Camp Agency'. I seriously doubt that Herr Gen. Clark is just by chance mentioning the need for internment camps. My guess is that he long ago learned to follow orders and in this case he has been... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*68 Dems Ask Education Dep't to ‘Protect LGBT Students From Discriminatory School Environments’* Sixty-eight congressional Democrats have signed a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, asking the Education Department to “use every avenue at its disposal to protect LGBT students from discriminatory school environments.” This follows failed attempts in both the House and Senate to advance legislation mandating federal LGBT non-discrimination protections in schools. The letter-signers, headed by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), praised “the unprecedented efforts” Education Depa...more »

Ukrainian Nationalists Want Another Revoluton

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*IBTimes*: *Ukraine Right Sector Leader Calls For Petro Poroshenko To Resign* Hundreds of Ukrainians rallied in the capital of Kiev on Tuesday in support of the ultranationalist Right Sector group after a series of tense standoffs with government forces in recent weeks. The radical group played a major role during protests in Kiev last year and helped topple the regime of former president Viktor Yanukovych. The far-right group was involved in a shootout with police forces near the western city of Mukacheve that killed two of its members. The men were reportedly killed after Right... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Sierra Club puts almighty dollar ahead of Mother Earth* One of America’s oldest, most respected environmental nonprofits has traded in one kind of green for another. Some of the Sierra Club’s board members and most important donors have put the almighty dollar before Mother Earth by encouraging the organization to engage in activities that bolster their bottom line. In a new report, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute reveals that a number of environmental activists, including billionaires Nathaniel Simons, Roger Sant and Michael Bloomberg, benefit richly from their hefty do... more »

Ukraine Crisis News Updates -- July 22, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Ceasefire brings limited respite for east Ukrainians* Natalya Brazhnikova goes to sell bread each day at a badly charred market on the outskirts of Donetsk in east Ukraine despite the risk of shelling and gunfire. Since her husband lost his job when the local coalmine closed because of fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists, their family has depended on the money she makes to survive. Many other residents of the Oktyabrsky district on the northwestern edge of separatist-held Donetsk have fled. Those who remain face a struggle to survive even th... more »

Amazon Pulls Negative Reviews of New Marriage Book

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
A day after The Daily Signal reported on controversial reviews for Ryan T. Anderson’s new book on Amazon.com, the country’s largest Internet retailer said it has removed reviews that included photos of Nazi concentration camps. Anderson’s book, Truth Overruled: The Future... The post Amazon Pulls Negative Reviews of New Marriage Book appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth. It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York. The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250... The post ANALYSIS: From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America appeared first on The Stream.

Clinton Courts Wall St. for Donations While ‘Being Very Realistic’ about the Finance Industry

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s economic agenda targets companies that focus on short-term profits and high-speed trading instead of investing in workers. The Democratic presidential candidate’s finance operation is going after their executives for another purpose — donations. A... The post Clinton Courts Wall St. for Donations While ‘Being Very Realistic’ about the Finance Industry appeared first on The Stream.

Sphere Alliance Message #23 The Gathering of Sphere's from All the Verse"

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*This one sounds very formal and very, very exciting!* 22 July 2015 *I felt a transmission coming through and so I cleared my area and declared that only messages of pure and absolute love and truth are welcome here.* *We use the word auspicious to describe the events unfolding. Our vessel retrieved the definition that we have in ‘mind’: * *aus·pi·cious :ôˈspiSHəs/ * *1. conducive to success; favorable.* *As you know there are over 1,000 Spheres representing 400 civilizations from this Verse alone. * *We say to you that the ‘gathering’ is growing exponentially and the ... more »

Calif Gov gushes about 'fighting climate change' at Vatican as he fracks Calif

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
. Photo: Governor Brown delivers remarks at Vatican climate change symposium. Photo courtesy of Pontifical Academy of Sciences.                         Jerry Brown gushes about 'fighting climate change' at  Vatican as he fracks California by Dan Bacher Censored News In yet another carefully choreographed photo opportunity to tout his "green" image while he promotes the

Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video* - What do we really know about addiction and how to cure it? The post Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong appeared first on Waking Times.

13 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
Planned Parenthood, engulfed in a scandal following the release of two undercover videos, is the largest abortion provider in the United States. On its website, the organization compliments Margaret Sanger as one of the pro-choice movement’s “great heroes.” Sanger started the American... The post 13 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger appeared first on The Stream.

How Processed Foods and Sugars Cause Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - The link between processed foods and depression keeps getting stronger. To heal depression, stop eating these foods and heal your gut microbiome. The post How Processed Foods and Sugars Cause Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

A Marine Veteran Offers 13 Reasons Why We Should NOT Arm Military Recruiters

Joe Carter at The Stream - 17 hours ago
The recent shooting of a military recruiting office and a naval reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee has raised questions about the vulnerability of military service members and their exposure to attacks on American soil. In response to this latest terrorist... The post A Marine Veteran Offers 13 Reasons Why We Should NOT Arm Military Recruiters appeared first on The Stream.

Idiots, Zealots, Elitists & Patriots: The 4 “Wise Monkeys” of Modern Society

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Ethan 'Indigo' Smith* - The 4 archetypes that are most common in society. The post Idiots, Zealots, Elitists & Patriots: The 4 “Wise Monkeys” of Modern Society appeared first on Waking Times.

Brett Ratner of the Myer Lansky Organisation

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
". . . Take General Maximo Overkill, for instance. That’s his soldier of fortune’s nom de guerre. His real name is *Gordon Novel,* and he moves in those spooky circles which he calls “high strange,” where conspiracies flourish and cloak-and-dagger investigations overlap. He cut his teeth working for former New Orleans district attorney *Jim Garrison on the J.F.K. assassination*, and he boasts that he served as former attorney general *Ramsey Clark’s “Doberman” at Waco.* Several weeks before the trial began, I was put in touch with him through *Steven Saltzman—the son of a James B... more »

The American Founders Never Intended ‘Government by the Judiciary,’ So Why Do We Tolerate It?

Tony Perkins & Ken Blackwell at The Stream - 18 hours ago
In an 1820 letter to his friend, American diplomat William Jarvis, an aged Thomas Jefferson reflected on how the courts should function in our republican system of representative self-government. “To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions,”... The post The American Founders Never Intended ‘Government by the Judiciary,’ So Why Do We Tolerate It? appeared first on The Stream.

‘Nevertheless’

James Robison at The Stream - 18 hours ago
JAMES ROBISON — “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Cor. 2:9). I’d like to tell you one of the great statements that a man of God once... The post ‘Nevertheless’ appeared first on The Stream.

Inside Out and Christian Sadness

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 18 hours ago
“In the Protestant West today,” writes theologian Ben Myers, “smiling has become a moral imperative. The smile is regarded as the objective externalisation of a well-ordered life. Sadness is moral failure.” This is especially true of evangelicals. We save our... The post *Inside Out* and Christian Sadness appeared first on The Stream.

The Danger of a Celebrity President

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 18 hours ago
Once upon a time in America, it was believed that the President of the United States should have the gravitas and proper sense of priorities to distance himself from the triviality of showbiz. Then along came television, and Nixon poked... The post The Danger of a Celebrity President appeared first on The Stream.

Emissions or Fog?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 18 hours ago
Nuckelchen created this interesting video of Fukushima's "fog" last night https://youtu.be/Nf4R5JlYAMM The cams have been obscured by the fog for hours. Finally, there is some visibility. Here is what I see now: Was the fog an "emission" event or not? I don't know. More screenshots https://www.dropbox.com/s/aojvjtsv23st259/July%2022%202015.pdf?dl=0

Fukushima: "The Ocean Is Broken"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"The Ocean Is Broken"* by Greg Ray "It was the silence that made this voyage different from all of those before it. Not the absence of sound, exactly. The wind still whipped the sails and whistled in the rigging. The waves sloshed against the fibreglass hull. And there were plenty of other noises: muffled thuds and bumps and scrapes as the boat knocked against pieces of debris. What was missing were the cries of seabirds that surrounded the boat on previous voyages across the same seas. The birds were missing because the fish were missing. 'It felt as if the ocean itself was dead,... more »

An Overview of the Riots of the 21st Century

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 18 hours ago
Back in April I wrote about the Baltimore riots and noted the long term impact riots have historically had on cities. At the time I wrote, “Within a few weeks the riots in Baltimore will subside and the country’s attention will... The post An Overview of the Riots of the 21st Century appeared first on The Stream.

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Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Evening Wrap..... *Alex Andreou* ‏@sturdyAlex 7m 7 minutes ago Alex Andreou retweeted Alex Andreou Official result #Greece: 298 VOTED ; YES 230; NO 63; ABSTAINED 5. Compare with last https://twitter.com/sturdyalex/status/621456870105063424 … # Tsipras has improved position. Alex Andreou added, *Alex Andreou* @sturdyAlex Official result #*Greece*: 299 VOTED; 229 YES; 64 NO; 6 ABSTAINED. fred walton retweeted *Alex Andreou* ‏@sturdyAlex 6m 6 minutes ago If Left Platform were hoping to build on last week's rebellion, it didn't happen. #Greece ctfl retweeted *Alex An... more »

British fighter numbers to reach all time low

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: RAF Tornado]Britain’s fighter aircraft fleet is set to shrink to its smallest in the RAF’s history as ageing jets retire by the end of the decade, a new analysis warns. Numbers will be squeezed to only around 127 front line combat jets at best under current plans to retire Britain’s Tornado GR4s and early model Typhoons in 2019, before new F-35 stealth fighters arrive. Defence chiefs have already warned that the RAF’s fast jet fleet is stretched to the limit and the new analysis from IHS Jane’s warns it is “perverse” to cut numbers further. Read more

Many Thanks To All In The World Peace Community

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*I received an award this day most unexpectedly. I am extremely grateful and deeply touched by this gesture.To see what it is all about, please click on the link provided below:World Peace Community G+*

Raytheon, partners develop low-cost, high-tech airframe for U.S. Air Force decoy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: ADM-160C MALD-J]Raytheon Company, in partnership with Fokker and Dallara, has developed a lower-cost carbon fiber airframe for the U.S. Air Force's Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) by applying robotics and formula racing technologies. The three companies reduced airframe production costs by 25 percent. The new innovative composite design will be included in this year's Lot 7 production. "MALD is a cost-efficient, modular system that can protect manned aircraft from the need to engage threats and make stand-off munitions even more lethal," said Scott Muse, Raytheon's MALD... more »

North Korea upgrades missile tower for possible October launch: Yonhap

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
North Korea has erected a new, taller launch tower at its missile base, possibly in preparation for firing a long-range rocket to mark an important national anniversary in October, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday. The 67-metre (220-ft) tower will be able to accommodate the launch of a longer-range missile than the rocket test-fired in December 2012. That launch was widely considered successful in putting an object into space orbit, the Yonhap report said. North Korea is banned under U.N. Security Council resolutions from conducting tests that use ballistic m... more »

More Hydra-70 rockets on way for U.S. military, allies

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: APKWS with Hydra rocktes]Additional Hydra-70 air-to-ground rockets are to be produced by General Dynamics for the U.S. military and Foreign Military Sales customers. Production of the rockets by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems comes under two modifications by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to a 2014 contract. "General Dynamics has been in continuous production of Hydra-70 rockets since 1996," said Dan Paul, vice president and general manager for precision systems, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. "Our Hydra-70 rock... more »

The Iran Deal Will Help Russia Have A Stealth Air Force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su T-50 PAK-FA]The Iran deal will boost Russia’s arms industry and make it possible for Russia to replace its older aircraft with newer stealth models. Thanks to the deal approved by the U.S., the allies and by Russia, the arms embargo on Iran will “officially” be lifted in 5 years. But the rush to sell arms to Iran has been on for some time and defense companies from Europe along with the Russians, Chinese and North Koreans have been flocking to Tehran offering their wares. The biggest single need for Iran is fighter and bomber aircraft. There have been many reports that i... more »

The Lesson of Greece - Price of 5 Years of Cowardice  (Greek Deal Is a Coup Turning Greece into a Vassal State - a Favor, a Love Tap or a Death Blow?)

The pope’s words haven’t penetrated the pseudo-objective certainties of financial reporting, much less the dark sanctuaries of money and power. But they must. And eventually they will, or human evolution is dead. An allegedly impersonal economic structure, which quietly benefits the infinitesimally few who have far more than they need, is no foundation for our future. This economic

US Navy shifting its most modern aircraft to the Pacific

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye]The US Navy will extend its air arm in the Asia-Pacific region over the coming five years with the first deployment of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned maritime patrol aircraft to Guam in 2017 and an increased presence of other newly developed flying assets like the Boeing P-8A Poseidon and Northrop MQ-8C Fire Scout. The increased emphasis on the Pacific theatre will also see the latest upgraded Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets deployed to the region, backed by Northrop E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes for airborne command and control and Boeing EA-18G Growl... more »

India to Buy 48 More Russian Mi-17 Military Helicopters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Mi-17v5 Hip]India plans to buy 48 new Russian-made Mi-17 military helicopters, news agency RIA Novosti reported Tuesday, citing an Indian air force spokesman, in a move that would cement Russia's place as a key supplier of military hardware to India's armed forces. The comments by the spokesman came after Indian newspaper The Economic Times reported on Monday that the Indian air force would sign a deal with Russia for the delivery of 48 Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters for $1.1 billion. “The Indian air force really has proposed to purchase an additional 48 Mi-17V-5 h... more »

Ingalls Shipbuilding begins construction of DDG 119 Delbert D. Black

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Ima Black]Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division today marked the start of fabrication for the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119). The start of fabrication signifies that 100 tons of steel have been cut. The ship is named in honor of Delbert D. Black, who served as a gunner's mate in the U.S. Navy and was aboard the battleship USS Maryland during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Black served in three wars and was the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. "Our shipbuilders are very excited about beginning ... more »

Philippines in record defence spending plan amid China tensions

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: BRP Sierra Madre (LT-57)]The Philippines plans to spend a record 25 billion pesos (Dh2 billion or $552 million) next year mainly to bolster its claims in the disputed South China Sea, officials said on Tuesday. The proposed 2016 national budget, which President Benigno Aquino is to present to parliament for approval on Monday, would allot funds to acquire navy frigates and patrol aircraft, budget and defence officials said. “We need to protect what is clearly within our territorial jurisdiction,” Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said, when asked if the increase was due to the... more »

Talisman Sabre 2015 concludes aboard USS Blue Ridge

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)]The biennial joint U.S.-Australian exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 concluded with a ceremony aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), in Brisbane, Australia, July 20. This was the sixth iteration of the exercise, which focused on joint training of a combined task force of Australian and U.S. forces in a mid-intensity, high-end operation, incorporating interagency cooperation. The exercise provided effective and intense training to ensure Australian and U.S. forces are capable, interoperable and deployable on short notice. Read more

Military Photo of the Day: July 22, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
A U.S. Army soldier conducts security operations during a training exercise at Fort Irwin in California on July 17, 2015. Thanks to Sgt. Stephen Schmitz for taking this photo! The post Military Photo of the Day: July 22, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.

Future Submarines: Japan no longer frontrunners over Germany and France

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Soryu class SSK]It received the “red carpet” treatment, but Japan is no longer walking ahead of Germany and France in the bid to build the $50 billion Future Submarines. ‘Option J’, as it became known, was seen to be a frontrunner for the lucrative project, but several Government MPs have said that is no longer seen as politically palatable because even after the competitive evaluation process, it would appear to be another “captain’s pick” from Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Mr Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are believed to have made a “handshake deal” on the s... more »

Pipavav to upgrade Kilo class submarines; announces agreement with Russia to make India servicing hub

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Sindhurakshak (S63)]Eying an upcoming Rs 5,000-crore Indian contract to upgrade Kilo class submarines, Gujarat-based Pipavav Shipyard has announced an agreement with Russia that is looking to create a global servicing hub for submarines in India. The agreement, which is likely to be converted into a joint venture company with a 51% stake for the Indian company, was inked with Russia's Zvyozdochka on Tuesday. Pipavav said this is the first time the work for refit of submarines is being considered for the private sector. As reported by ET, Russia had been scouting for an ... more »

4 Things the US Can Do to Reinforce China’s Actions on Climate Change

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 22 hours ago
Sarang Shidore and I have a new paper for the Paulson Institute on what the US can do to encourage China to do more on climate change (in English and Mandarin). China recently reaffirmed its pledge to peak emissions around 2030 and to increase non-fossil energy to 20% by the same year. China also announced a […]

The Middle East Is Gearing Up For A Nuclear Arms Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal* One likely Saudi Arabian response to the deal its biggest enemy Iran has struck with world powers is to accelerate its own nuclear power plans, creating an atomic infrastructure it could, one day, seek to weaponize. But while it has recently made moves to advance its nuclear program, experts say it is uncertain whether it could realistically build an atomic bomb in secret or withstand the political pressure it would face if such plans were revealed. "I think Saudi Arabia would seriously try to get the bomb... more »

President Obama Is Only Now Publicly Demanding The Release Of Americans Held By Iran After The Nuclear Deal Was Signed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News:* *Obama calls for release of Americans held in Iran, after nuke deal omitted them* President Obama called Tuesday for the release of Americans held in Iran, individually naming them during a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention -- a week after his diplomatic team helped strike a nuclear accord with Iran that did not secure the prisoners' freedom. The deal's failure to address the prisoners' status has fueled criticism of the Obama administration, though State Department officials have said they raised their impris... more »

Michael James : Loving the bums, another march on Washington, bonding with my kids, and the White Sox lose to the Orioles, 1983

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
The season was done and I was a sad boy, one ‘mizzable bastard,’ to use my dad’s expression. But I jumped into the cooling waves and was rejuvenated. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2015 [In … finish reading Michael James : Loving the bums, another march on Washington, bonding with my kids, and the White Sox lose to the Orioles, 1983

Cost review on appeal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 23 hours ago
Green v. Green, 2015 ONCA 541: [77] An order of costs is discretionary and entitled to deference. The *Courts of Justice Act*, R.S.O 1990, c. C.43 affords broad discretion to trial judges with respect to costs. This discretion must fit within the framework created by the *Family Law Rules*, O. Reg. 114/99; *M. (C.A.) v. M.(D.) *(2003), 67 O.R. (3d) 181 (C.A.). [78] An appellate court should set aside a costs award only if the trial judge has made an error in principle or if the costs award is plainly wrong: *Hamilton v. Open Window Bakery Ltd.,* 2004 SCC 9, [2004] 1 S.... more »

Three U.S. Navy Admirals Removed From The Navy Because Of Links To A Bribery Scandal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
From left, Adms. Terry Kraft, Michael Miller, David Pimpo. Official U.S. Navy portraits *L.A. Times*: *Three admirals forced out because of links to bribery scandal* Three Navy admirals forced into retirement after being linked to a bribery scandal had enjoyed fancy dinners and cigars, sightseeing trips, shopping binges and high-value hotel accommodations from the key figure in the case: colorful Singaporean businessman Leonard Glenn Francis. The censure letters meted out by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus were announced in February, along with the retirement of the three admirals: Vice ... more »

Jasper

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
Here is a short photo montage made up of a few photos left over from my trip back through Jasper National Park a couple of weekends ago now. It was a nice change to have the scenery roll by so effortlessly with no hard climbing involved. There's a bit of glare in some of them since they were taken from a bus but otherwise I was happy with how some of them turned out.

Wuer Kaixi speaking on 7/24

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
I'm biking this week til Sunday, at least, so don't expect any blogging from me this week. But the deeply perceptive Wuer Kaixi is speaking on cross-strait relations on Friday morning, 7/24, at 10:30, at Dadun 6th Street, lane 319, number 41, the Tianxin Park Activity Center. Wuer Kaixi is running for the legislature in Taichung, knows a good deal about local and international politics, and is an excellent and entertaining speaker. Should be a good! _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous po... more »

Both Houses of Congress to Consider Defunding Organ-Trafficking Planned Parenthood

John Zmirak at The Stream - 1 day ago
Congress’ planned crackdown on Planned Parenthood is looking increasingly real. Republican leaders are weighing a series of votes to defund Planned Parenthood — possibly beginning before the August recess — after the release of a second undercover sting video allegedly... The post Both Houses of Congress to Consider Defunding Organ-Trafficking Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.

Dodd-Frank Is Five Years Old Today... Will Conservatives Murder It?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Today is the fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank, a package of legislative reforms that has helped protect American consumers from Wall Street banksters and other financial predators. It needs to be expanded and strengthened, but the full weight and power of the Republican Party has been devoted to gutting it and making it unworkable. In the short video above, Elizabeth Warren has a clear explanation of what's happening. Wall Street is so angry at Warren and some of her Senate allies-- like Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Jeff Merkely (D-OR)-- that the banksters have ... more »

British Columbia Liberal Government Are Deliberate Liars, Vaughn Palmer, Sean Leslie and Michael Smyth are A Disgrace TO Journalism, MORE LNG LIES EXPOSED(The Proof Is Here)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*Written by Grant G* The media in Brutish Columbia is a journalistic joke, those clowns toss around numbers, facts and figures like a Bear Stearns accountant, made up phony garbage, today BC Liberal stooge and radio voice Sean Leslie was calling Petronas`s proposed Prince Rupert LNG project..."*A $46 BILLION DOLLAR PROJECT"...* HAVE THE MEDIA NO MORALS, THEY CAN`T BE THAT STUPID*, ...*For one...The media keep saying Petronas`s project proposal is a $36 billion dollar project, american greenback dollars. $36 billion dollar..... The number is spurious, meaningless, the project co... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Scene In A Dream”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Kevin Kern, “Scene In A Dream” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW2_XW0sL1M&list=PLB1EE30850F901542

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"How and why are all these stars forming? Found among the Small Magellanic Cloud's (SMC's) clusters and nebulae NGC 346 is a star forming region about 200 light-years across, pictured above by the Hubble Space Telescope. A satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a wonder of the southern sky, a mere 210,000 light-years distant in the constellation of the Toucan (Tucana). *Click image for larger size.* Exploring NGC 346, astronomers have identified a population of embryonic stars strung along the dark, intersecting dust lanes visible here on the right. S... more »

"The Privilege Of A Lifetime..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive, we want to feel the rapture of being alive. What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else. Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning. The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Participate joyfully in th... more »

"What Was Steve Jobs’ Secret to Life?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"What Was Steve Jobs’ Secret to Life?"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The passing of Steve Jobs was like losing the Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Edison of our day. He was truly brilliant. His thoughts and inventions changed the way we live. What was his secret? Is it something we all could incorporate into our lives? I stumbled upon Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford University Commencement Speech a few weeks ago. I watched from beginning to end because it was riveting. He gave his secret to success and life in this speech. Please watch it. I think you will find it just as enjoyable... more »

Conservatives Need Not Fear Donald Trump

Table Of Wisdom at Table Of Wisdom.com - 1 day ago
Senator* Lindsey Graham* recently stated that Donald Trump *"is becoming a jackass at a time when we need to have a serious debate about the future of the party and the country."* This statement by the Senator is revealing. Lindsey Graham has never spoken this way about a leftist Democrat in his entire political career. He, like his friend John McCain has chosen to use his toughest rhetoric of his entire career, not toward Harry Reid, not toward Chuck Schumer, not toward the late Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Nancy Pelosi or Al Franken - but rather, *toward a fellow Republican*. Th... more »

Psychology: "Why The Incompetent Don't Know They're Incompetent"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Why The Incompetent Don't Know They're Incompetent"* by PSY Blog "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision." The quote above comes from the philosopher Bertrand Russell. Psychological research has now shown he was right. The Dunning-Kruger effect is the finding that the poorest performers are the least aware of their own incompetence. The effect has been: "...replicated among undergraduates completing a classroom exam (Dunning, Johnson, Ehrlinger, & K... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Grapevine, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Praying”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Praying”* “It doesn't have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don't try to make them elaborate, this isn't a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.” - Mary Oliver, “Thirst”

Beliefs and Convictions..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left them long ago.” - Carla Gordon “The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross “We only feel dehumanized when we get trapped in the derogatory images of other people or thoughts of wrongness about ourselves.” - Marshall Rosenberg “My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.” - Oscar Wilde

"7 Signs You're in a Manipulative Relationship"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"7 Signs You're in a Manipulative Relationship"* by Colleen Oakley “Christine Donovan knew something wasn't right in her relationship when she didn't want to go home from work. "I felt anxious all the time," she says. "I never knew what kind of mood he would be in, or if I had unknowingly done something that would have upset him." But Christine wasn't in an abusive relationship - at least none that she had ever seen. "He didn't hit me or get violently angry. I just thought we were having normal relationship problems that we needed to work through," she says. The type of guy Christ... more »

MENA Report ( July 21 -22 , 2015 ) - Self Evident That Iraq- Syria War Is Becoming A Wider , More Protracted Regional War.......

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Links.... *UN Security Council, EU Both Endorse Iran Deal* *31 Killed in Turkey Blast Near Syria Border* *Pro-Saudi Forces in Yemen Claim New Gains in Central Aden* *Many Civilians Among 26 Killed in Airstrikes Against Syrian ISIS Town* *67 Killed as Hezbollah, al-Qaeda Clash on Syria-Lebanon Border* *204 Killed Across Iraq; Large Stadium Demolished* Kidnaps and Arrests Following Deadly Bombing in Iraq ISIS Strategies Include Lines of Succession and Deadly Ringtones Iraq's Kurdish 'Sappers' Face ISIS Explosives Head-On Tweets ......... Iraq - Syria Regional War....... more »

Another Excerpt From "The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors And Their Quest To Ban The Bomb"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*"The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors And Their Quest To Ban The Bomb" by Philip Taubman (2012).* *Related: PONI Live Debate: Global Zero + An Excerpt From "The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors And Their Quest To Ban The Bomb." * *An excerpt from, "The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors And Their Quest To Ban The Bomb" by Philip Taubman:* The new look of weapons modernization work at Los Alamos is just one example of the kind of fundamental change that will be required to move the world toward nuclear disarmament. As Shultz, Kissinger, Perry, Nunn, and Drell well know, an imposing arr... more »

Alveda King’s Open Letter to Congressional Black Caucus on Planned Parenthood

John Zmirak at The Stream - 1 day ago
Dear CBC, I am writing to you today because my heart is heavy over the deafening silence coming from you regarding a recent video that has gone viral exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling aborted babies’ body parts.... The post Alveda King’s Open Letter to Congressional Black Caucus on Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 21, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA Interview:** Kerry Says Iran Deal Will Make World Safer* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says implementing the international nuclear deal with Iran will make the world safer, improve the standard of living for Iranians and potentially open up other opportunities between the United States and Iran. In an interview with VOA's Persian service, Kerry said he hopes proponents will successfully persuade people that the agreement will keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, prevent conflict and provide security for the region. *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 21... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 21, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Sputnik:* *US Determined to Keep Israel Top Mideast Power - Defense Secretary* The United States remains totally committed to Israel’s defense and to providing it with the most advanced military systems in the Middle East, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said in a press conference in Tel Aviv. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Carter was visiting Israel on the first stage of a three nation trip around the region that will also bring him to Saudi Arabia and Jordan, two other long-time US allies. *“We will maintain our ironclad commitment to Israel's qualitative military edge — to — so... more »

There are times

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

World News Briefs -- July 21, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *U.N. ship brings food aid to Yemen's Aden as fighting rages* A ship carrying food aid for Aden's beleaguered population docked in the southern Yemeni port on Tuesday, the first in months of warfare that have devastated the city, as rival factions fought in the northern suburbs. The ship carried enough U.N. food aid to feed 180,000 people for a month, a small measure of relief for a city that has been severely damaged by the conflict between Houthi militiamen and forces loyal to deposed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. It had been anchored off Aden since June 26 but ha... more »

IS IT WEDNESDAY YET?

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
By American Kabuki Justin informed me Corey Goode has suggested Denise is under the influence of negative 4D beings... Why? Do you ever get the feeling these guys like to control what's being released information-wise? I mean look at the logo itself... GOOD ET.... (even named himself "Goode") and by definition the rest are BAD ET.... or perhaps bad blogger? Sorry its all ONE... its all just states of consciousness. There are are awake beings and non-awake beings, and there are beings who operate in pure love, and those who'd rather talk about dark and light and good vs bad.... more »

PHOTOS! Apache Stronghold March on Capitol

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
   Apache Stronghold March on US Capitol       Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Save Oak Flat! Today, Wednesday, July 22, 2015  On Wednesday, there will be a rally on the West Lawn (11:00 am- 2:00 pm) to Save Oak Flat and support a bill introduced by Congressman Raul Grijalva to repeal the bill passed in December. . Photos by Apache Stronghold! Save Oak Flat

Viral ‘Humans of New York’ Photo Stirs Emotional Response

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
“I was 16 when my girlfriend got pregnant,” begins the quote accompanying a picture of a young father and his daughter posted to the Humans of New York Instagram account yesterday. “We went to the abortion clinic on 59th Street. We... The post Viral ‘Humans of New York’ Photo Stirs Emotional Response appeared first on The Stream.

Are You a Head or Heart Person?

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 1 day ago
Imagine meeting a stranger and having a chance to learn what sort of person they are by asking just one question. You might try the obvious: “Are you an introvert or an extrovert?” Or you could probe their political leanings:... The post Are You a Head or Heart Person? appeared first on The Stream.

Free Faith-based Moore Medical Clinic Shows ‘What Ministry is’ For Residents

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 1 day ago
MOORE — Many homes and businesses weren’t the only things uncovered when a devastating tornado tore off roofs and pummeled properties as it barreled its way through the city in May 2013. The storm also exposed the unmet needs of... The post Free Faith-based Moore Medical Clinic Shows ‘What Ministry is’ For Residents appeared first on T

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