The state is the most powerful player in a democracy. Why? Because the state makes the rules. The question is not whether the state is the most powerful, but whether it has the will to exercise its power. And that depends on who controls it. Britain can be seen as comprising two main constituencies: a) the minority who control the nation's wealth and revenue b) the majority, who depend on the
1979 may be repeating itself. Opponents of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran have complained that it does not help the fate of four American hostages being held captive by the Iranian government. Penny Nance, the Concerned Women for America Legislative... The post 1979 on Repeat? Opponents Accuse Obama of Mishandling Hostage Issue With Iran appeared first on The Stream.
*by Ken* Probably everyone is familiar with the urban legend about alligators flourishing in the sewers of NYC, descendants of baby alligators that were abandoned and left to their fate. We're always told that this is just an urban legend, that there aren't really alligators in the NYC sewer system -- although goodness knows what else may be lurking down there. Now here's an alligator reported -- with picture, and by the NYPD (34th Precinct) -- to be slithering its way on Ninth Avenue, at 205th Street, in Inwood, the northernmost neighborhood on the island of Manhattan. As it hap...more »
“Jets of streaming plasma expelled by the central black hole of a massive spiral galaxy light up this composite image of Centaurus A. The jets emanating from Cen A are over a million light years long. *Click image for larger size.* Exactly how the central black hole expels infalling matter is still unknown. After clearing the galaxy, however, the jets inflate large radio bubbles that likely glow for millions of years. If excited by a passing front, radio bubbles can even light up again after a billion years. X-ray light is depicted in the above composite image in blue, while microwav...more »
*"The Song of Amergin"* by Chet Raymo "It is commonly called "The Song of Amergin," and it is reputed to be the first poem composed in Ireland, by one of the "Milesian princes" who colonized the island several hundred years before the birth of Christ. *"The Song of Amergin"* "I am the wind on the sea. I am the ocean wave. I am the sound of the billows. I am the seven-horned stag. I am the hawk on the cliff. I am the dewdrop in sunlight. I am the fairest of flowers. I am the raging boar. I am the salmon in the deep pool. I am the lake on the plain. I am the meaning of the poem. I am th...more »
*"Do You Remember?"* "Do you remember still the falling stars that like swift horses through the heavens raced and suddenly leaped across the hurdles of our wishes - do you recall? And we did make so many! For there were countless numbers of stars: each time we looked above we were astounded by the swiftness of their daring play, while in our hearts we felt safe and secure watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate, knowing somehow we had survived their fall." - Rainer Maria Rilke
*“The Mirroring World: We Are Like Nature”* by The DailyOm “As humans our lives are completely intertwined with the cycles and rhythms of nature. Nature is a mirror, inspiring and teaching us, deepening our sense of belonging in the world. Wherever you look, you can see that our patterns and the patterns of the natural world are the same. You can find this resonance in every form, from molecules to plants and animals and to planets. We live our lives according to the same principles as the trees, the mountains, the clouds, and the birds. We begin our lives in the womb, folded in on...more »
"Happiness is a journey, not a destination. For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one." ~ Souza
* This is my article yesterday in BWorld Weekender. *MANILA WILL HOST the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit this coming November 18-19, 2015, or less than four months from now. Presidents and Prime Ministers of the 21 member-countries including the three largest economies in the world, US, China and Japan, will be coming to Manila for two days to discuss and sign certain agreements related to trade, investments and related concerns.* The Philippines’ trade and investments in the face of ASEAN integration just five months from now was also discussed last July 15 ...more »
*“20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”* by Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. "We all know the type. The people that seem to instinctively know just how to irritate and anger us. Everyone has buttons that get pushed, and everyone has at least one button-pusher in his or her life. Read on for quotes on how to deal with those people that just know how to drive you up a wall. "Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people." - Carl Jung "When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of em...more »
*"The Predator of Man"* by Carlos Castaneda “’Predators Mind.’ This is the Castaneda term for that which aligns man with the thought center of service to self. In “Active Side of Infinity,” Don Juan tells Castaneda of the Earth being invaded in the mists of time by creatures of condensed darkness, the so-called Flyers which use man as food. The key idea as that these cosmic predators gave man their own mind. This is reasonable in light of much other material. At the human level, a system based on exploitation and consuming and control is seen to shape people in its own image: The ...more »
From *Wikipedia*: Play Dirty is a 1969 British war film starring Michael Caine, Nigel Green and Harry Andrews. It was directed by Andre De Toth based on a screenplay by Melvyn Bragg and Lotte Colin. The film's story is inspired by the exploits of units such as the Long Range Desert Group, Popski's Private Army and the SAS in North Africa during World War II.
When Will Stack was stopped by the police he could have been irritated. After all, this young African-American man has no doubt heard all of the negative coverage of white officers stopping black citizens. Instead, Mr. Stack takes what could... The post Viral Video Story of Black Man’s Traffic Stop Offers Timely Reminder appeared first on The Stream.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — One was a popular student studying to be a radiology technician, while the other was an outgoing artist who ran retail boutiques in two Louisiana cities. The two people slain by a gunman who opened fire... The post Theater Victims were Popular Student and Outgoing Artist appeared first on The Stream.
*Simon Tisdall, The Guardian:* *US deal with Turkey over Isis may go beyond simple use of an airbase* Ankara’s understanding with Washington may do more than allow the US to use Incirlik from next month In what may prove a turning point in the fight against Islamic State (Isis), Turkey has struck a military and security cooperation pact with the US that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of coalition air strikes. But what US officials describe as a game-changing deal also comes with a potentially high price tag: the escalating spillover of the Syria-Iraq conflict into neighb...more »
When the The New York Times editorial board endorses a Republican ahead of the 2016 primaries, it will not be picking one it believes voters should choose in the general election. Instead, The Times’ thought leaders will merely be picking... The post *New York Times* Editor Says Paper Endorses Republicans That It ‘Dislikes The Least’ appeared first on The Stream.
Thirteen Democratic senators. That is all President Obama needs to ensure that the nuclear deal with Iran does not get derailed by Congress. And the battle over the votes of these 13 Democrats is about to overwhelm Capitol Hill. The... The post 13 Undecided Democrats to Watch on the Iran Deal appeared first on The Stream.
....he characterized the Greek government as radical and leftist-led. That may not seem very important. But last night I was reminded it was important. I was checking the CBC news site. It had a story about the Greek crisis. At the end of the news, there was an invitation to reply to the site, giving some opinion about the news. So I read the replies.. One said that the crisis was to be expected because leftists always make a mess of things. Now, the CBC story never said it was caused by leftists. In fact, it wasn't. The current Greek government inherited a mess created by the right...more »
President Barack Obama is under fire from British Conservatives and American analysts for his vocal support Friday of the United Kingdom’s European Union membership. In 2016, the U.K. will vote for the first time in 40 years on whether it wants... The post Obama Slammed By British Conservatives for Interfering In UK Referendum appeared first on The Stream.
*BBC:* *President Obama starts two-day Kenya visit* Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya on the first visit to his ancestral home as serving US president. During his two-day visit Mr Obama will hold talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and other top officials. Trade will feature strongly, but Mr Obama also said he would deliver a "blunt message" to African leaders about gay rights and discrimination. The trip to Kenya and then Ethiopia is also designed to show US commitment to fighting terror in East Africa. *MIDDLE EAST* Syrian opposition groups* agree Assad must go*. U.S.,...more »
*Attack Of The O'Keefe Clones* Rob Tornoe, Media Matters for America blog (click to enlarge) *"Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky pledged to “introduce an amendment to pending Senate legislation to immediately strip every dollar of Planned Parenthood funding.” Senator Ted Cruz of Texas called for defunding and for “an investigation of Planned Parenthood’s activities regarding the sale and transfer of aborted body parts.” The House Energy and Commerce Committee is undertaking an investigation, and Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana have ordered investigations in ...more »
The Dine' walkers are walking through Beclabito today. Join them Saturday in Shiprock to hear more about their walk to the Sacred Mountains and the need to protect the land, water and air for future generations.
On July 21, the Pentagon announced that Muhsin al-Fadhli, an al Qaeda operative who had been wanted for more than a decade, was killed in an airstrike in Syria earlier in the month. Fadhli has been dead at least once... The post ANALYSIS: Iran is Working with al Qaeda appeared first on The Stream.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Houston City Council to repeal the controversial Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) by August 24 or place it on the November ballot. The ordinance, when passed in May 2014, created an outcry... The post Texas Supreme Court Orders Houston City Council: Repeal Pro-LGBT Ordinance or Put It to a Vote appeared first on The Stream.
Peyton Manning is pure class. The Denver Broncos quarterback announced Thursday that he — in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga — has started the “Chattanooga Heroes Fund” to honor those killed and injured during the recent tragedy in Tennessee. Manning — who played... The post Peyton Manning Establishes ‘Chattanooga Heroes Fund’ To Honor Slain Marines appeared first on The Stream.
Planned Parenthood is enlisting an unlikely source in fending off attacks: Minions. The organization posted a tweet on Friday with a clip from the new animated Minions film about the yellow creatures. Planned Parenthood has been under fire after viral... The post Planned Parenthood Using Children’s Movie to Defend Killing Children? appeared first on The Stream.
*“Bar Officially Cannot Be Lowered”* by Andy Borowitz MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)— “A group of scholars who have been monitoring the descent of the bar over the past few decades have concluded that the bar can no longer be lowered, the scholars announced on Friday. The academics, led by Professor Davis Logsdon, of the University of Minnesota, published their conclusion after their research definitively found that the bar had finally dropped to its lowest possible position. “For those who thought the bar still had room to be lowered, our findings resoundingly contradict that a...more »
- Rest in Eternal Peace Lakota Gall Brightman By Quanah Parker Brightman Lakota Brightman of Pinole, California died unexpectedly on Friday July 3rd, 2015 in Richmond California. His cause of death was murder. He was 45 years old. Lakota Gall Brightman was born on December 25th 1969 in Rapid City, South Dakota to parents Lehman and Trudy Brightman. He was the second of three children.
Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, aim a weapon during their deployment in the Lamluda area, southwest of the city of Derna , Libya June 16, 2015. Reuters/Stringer *Reuters:* *Expulsion from Derna bastion may show limits for Islamic State in Libya* Islamic State jihadists have exploited widespread chaos to gain a foothold in Libya, but their ejection from an eastern city suggests they may not achieve a Iraq-style takeover due to strong local rivals and the absence of sectarian divisions. Last month, local Islamist fighters reinforced by local civilians ousted Islamic St...more »
*Film - *"Shade" exposes the true power structure embedded in our global reality, showing the true controllers, their plans to geo-engineer our planet and control the populace. The post The True Power Structure Embedded in our Global Reality appeared first on Waking Times.
*"Jon Stewart Officially Has a Donald Trump Addiction"* By Adam Johnson “Thursday night, Jon Stewart tried really hard to wean off his Trump addiction but fell shamefully short. After last night's Trump (semi) respite, Stewart, ever the entertainer, couldn't resist checking in with the orange loudmouth bloviator for some more comedic pearls. As a citizen he knows it's not healthy, but as a comedian, not covering Trump's latest offenses would be a gross dereliction of duty. Stewart reluctantly started off the bit by focusing on the other, ostensibly legitimate candidates, but even...more »
Paul Mason's coming book on post-capitalism sounds fascinating. Building on Yann Moulier Bouteng's brilliant *Cognitive Capitalism* (itself very heavily influenced by Toni Negri's autonomism and turn to empire), Paul is looking at how the *antagonism* central to global capitalism - between capital and labour - has in its suppression led to a proliferation of contradictions and cracks in the system that allow for glimpses of a possible world to come. As Marx observed all those years ago, the beginnings of the new grows in the womb of the old. Here's an extract from a debate in front ...more »
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning, public attack on his own party leader, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying, and said he was no better than his Democratic predecessor and couldn’t be trusted. Cruz, a... The post In Stunning Attack, Cruz Accuses McConnell of Lying appeared first on The Stream.
Featured below are photos of the new Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleans, Louisiana, painted by artist Brandan "B-Mike" Odums in conjunction with Amnesty International USA (*sign Amnesty's ongoing petition for Albert here*). The photos below are taken by Amnesty USA and the A3 Coalition. Read the July 3 NOLA Times Picayune article to learn more about the mural and to view more photos. This first photo is of Michael Mable, brother of Albert Woodfox, standing in front of the mural.
*Hilary Matfess, Quartz:* *Nigeria needs more military reforms to take on Boko Haram—not more weapons* During one of his final appearances in a much-hyped official visit to the United States, which included high-level meetings with President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry General Muhammadu Buhari was uncharacteristically blunt for a politician. In prepared remarks to an over-capacity crowd at the United States Institute for Peace, the new President accused the Leahy Amendment of “aiding and abetting Boko Haram” by preventing the Nigerian government from accessing the mil...more »
A prominent endocrinologist pathologist has resigned from running the largest hospital diagnostic laboratory in Canada following an investigation that has uncovered evidence of falsified data in two papers, Retraction Watch has learned. Sylvia Asa was the Program Medical Director of the Laboratory Medicine Program at the University Health Network, affiliated with the University of Toronto, until this past […] The post Head of major diagnostic lab in Canada steps down amid investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.
A rebel fighter gestures as he shoots his weapon during clashes with forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on the frontline of Aleppo’s Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood May 23, 2015. (Reuters/Hosam Katan) *Washington Post*: *U.S.-trained Syrian rebels can call in airstrikes — they’re just not allowed* U.S.-trained Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State have the equipment and the training to call in airstrikes, but have yet to be authorized to do so, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the program. “We have real time communication, the ability to track friendly lo...more »
*The Hill*:* Kerry told Iranians: 'Death to America' chants are 'pretty stupid'* Secretary of State John Kerry says he told Iranian officials during the nuclear talks that "death to America" chants at public rallies in their country were "pretty stupid." "I told them that their chants of 'death to America' and so forth are not helpful, and they're pretty stupid," Kerry said, lowering his voice, during a question-and-answer session at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, where he sought to sell the controversial nuclear deal. Critics have long seized on the chants, sayi...more »
The murder of Kathryn Steinle on the Embarcadero in San Francisco by an illegal alien is the most familiar example of a crime committed by an alien. But an unreleased internal report by the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals... The post Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Texas: 611,234 Crimes, 2,993 Murders appeared first on The Stream.
*Reuters:* *Kerry: Israeli action against Iran would be 'huge mistake' - NBC* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday it would be a huge mistake if Israel decided to take unilateral military action against Iran over its nuclear program in the future. Kerry was asked in an NBC "Today" show interview if the nuclear deal reached last week between would make it more likely that Israel might attempt a military or cyber attack on Tehran. "That'd be an enormous mistake, a huge mistake with grave consequences for Israel and for the region, and I don't think it's necessary," Ker...more »
(h/t David Keighley): Just as a reminder of where Roger Bolton is coming from... ...here's an article called *CV: ROGER BOLTON Independent producer, presenter, `Right to Reply' *from *The Independent *(Monday 18 August 1997): I went to Liverpool University in 1964, and at the beginning of 1967, the BBC sent people round to talk about the jobs that were available. They said we could apply to be studio managers, but told us not to bother with the general trainee scheme, because only people from Oxbridge got on that. But I thought: "Bugger that - I'll have a go", and they offered me...more »
*FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015 The New York Times does it again:* At 10:25 this morning, Kevin Drum basically said that the Times had done it again. The Times had written a front-page report about Candidate Clinton. The exciting report had opened with a startling claim: *“Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information....”* Say what? Two inspectors general had requested *a criminal probe of Candidate Clinton?* The claim sounded very dire. Then, as always, the story c...more »
*Video - *Here's a shocking comparison of what goes inside our intestines when we eat processed foods vs whole foods. The post Here’s Why We Should Avoid Eating Processed Foods appeared first on Waking Times.
This time last week I was critical of Roger Bolton's *Feedback *for introducing Jake Kanter of *Broadcast *magazine as if he were a disinterested expert on the government's green paper on the future of the BBC... Jake Kanter is news editor of *Broadcast *magazine, and he's been observing the twists and turns of this story... ...when, actually, both Jake and *Broadcast *magazine have been vigorously spearheading the 'Backing the BBC' campaign (against the government) since May. I complained directly to *Feedback. *The reply arrived today: Thank you for your email and for taking t...more »
*Arutz Sheva:* *Kerry Indicates US Will Defend Iran from Israel* Kerry indirectly tells Senate deal will have US protect Iranian nuclear program from Israeli sabotage; 'wait till we get to that point.' US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly conceded that the US would defend Iran's nuclear program from Israeli sabotage on Thursday, in a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in which he was grilled over the deal reached last Tuesday. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) put Kerry on the spot when he asked him and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz whether the controversial arti...more »
------------------------------ Ukrainian army general with other officers defects to the Donetsk People’s Republic From *Médias-Presse-Info* by Emilie Defresne Original Here 24 June 2015 This information will probably not be relayed by the official media because “they demonstrate that Ukraine of Poroshenko is torn from within." Former Assistant Minister of Defence of Ukraine, “Major-General” (equivalent to a general of army corps in France) Aleksandr Kolomiyets, passed with arms and bag...more »
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington July 23, 2015. Reuters/Gary Cameron *Bloomberg:* *Iran Deal Makes Israel Safer, Kerry Tells New York Groups * The secretary of state sharpens his sales pitch for the nuclear agreement with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry sharpened his sales pitch for the nuclear agreement with Iran, arguing for its benefits to Israel in meetings with Jewish leaders and a foreign policy group in New York. “We’re gaining a safety and security, I believe, for Israel and the region that no alter...more »
*Red comments are AK,* *Blue are Denise* *-AK* *Dear American Kabuki,* *Not knowing Denise and Bill's email address - would you please forward this message to her. Once you read it, you will understand where I'm coming from positively. Feel free to pass my email address on to her. Thank you so much.* *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* *Dear honored Denise,* *With much regret I and many others were witnessing Corey Goode's disbelief of the authenticity of your source. I feel the need to share what I have learned, which is that, within the vast Galactic Con-Federation of Light, t...more »
*Justin Faerman* - If you desire to become truly happy, you will need to examine unconscious baggage. The post 3 Keys to Triggering a Radically Positive Shift in Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.
*This Week In Crazy: The Savage Theorem* by Sam Reisman "There are cranks and then there are cranks. And then there are these people. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: *5. Jim Inhofe: *Infrastructure, environment, Jim Inhofe, politics, Congress, climate change, Keystone XL, pollutionYou might remember Senator Jim Inhofe as the instigator of the shortest snowball fight to ever take place within the U.S. Capitol. ...more »
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of baby Cosplay. Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings and I regularly get together, just to dress up our babies and take pictures. I also LOVE taking my baby to Comic Cons with me. So far it has been a really enjoyable experience to both cosplay with my baby and take her to cons. She has met Billie Piper, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Eve Myles and more! How many babies can say that? Here are my tips for dressing up your baby and taking them to a con with as little fuss as possible. Cosplay Tips: Make sure you choose a costume that is comfortable. Itchy ta...more »
I am in contact with the yutes and if I say they suck this would be in history no a dispute But our little gems spreading out on facebood have some potential never seen just being fucking aware makes money Look this is nothing new ask Zuckerberg or the dead Jobs they knew I do nto know I work for minnumwage I think my future is that I will be given the option to cut my cock off so I will not bail on overtime
Like many other 'BBC bias watchers', I've almost grown to expect that the BBC will inevitably be 'coy' when it comes to reporting certain types of story, such as one of today's top new stories - the guilty verdicts against six "Asian" men in Aylesbury for sexually abusing two children. However on this occasion the BBC led the way in reporting this today (nearly four hours ago). Google suggests it reported the verdicts faster than its media rivals and, having clicked on the story myself getting on for three hours ago, I can confirm that it was among the first to feature the names, ...more »
On Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, I attended the Lake Area Paragon conference in Long Prairie, Minnesota. It appealed to me because it was close to home and wouldn’t cause any additional health problems that have been plaguing me in the last few months. Lorna Hunter was the organizer and host of the conference and did everything in her power to make sure that we, who were on the program, didn’t have to worry about anything, except maybe where to find ice cream late at night (there was a Dairy Queen about 100 yards away). For the Friday night program, Hunter gave us a review ...more »
*"If You Own This Expensive Asset, It’s Time to Sell"* by Bill Bonner VANCOUVER, Canada – "When we woke up in the morning, the TransCanada had already heaved itself over the highest point in the Rockies. Gone were the dense forests of the East. Gone were the wide-open spaces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. We were in British Columbia – rolling downhill, following the gray-green river downstream, through boiling canyons and lazy flats… Does any country have more bountiful natural resources than Canada? Timber, food, cattle, minerals, water – Canadians have it all. Too bad: When it com...more »
2013 was a rough year for biologist Pamela Ronald. After discovering the protein that appears to trigger rice’s immune system to fend off a common bacterial disease – suggesting a new way to engineer disease-resistant crops – she and her team had to retract two papers in 2013 after they were unable to replicate their […] The post What do you do after painful retractions? Q&A with Pamela Ronald and Benjamin Schwessinger appeared first on Retraction Watch.
*Sandra Bland (source; photocredit: Facebook)* *by Gaius Publius* While writing up a piece featuring a beautifully penned statement by Shaun King on Sandra Bland and "the talk" given by black parents to their sons (but not their daughters), I came across this, about the Waller County police department, in whose custody Bland was found dead, as well as the county in general. From the *Texas Tribune* (my emphasis throughout): For years, racial inequity has punctuated Waller County's political landscape, which has been fraught with everything from kickback schemes to allegations of ...more »
RESISTANCE RIDE AND MARCH EXPECTED TO BRING HUNDREDS TO PIERRE,SOUTH DAKOTA, TO PROTEST PIPELINE CONTACT: Sabrina King, Dakota Rural Action: (605) 9390527 Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network: (507) 4127609 Pierre, SD - On Sunday, July 26, over 60 native and nonnative horseback riders will ride into Fort Pierre from the four
*Mutant Fukushima Daisies* *This is what's going to happen to your children's DNA* I have posted in the past about how Japan (and Germany) have both been occupied by the US, ever since WWII. In fact, the argument has rationally been made that this was one of the main reasons for WWII...to occupy and neutralize both these (former economic powerhouse) countries on an indefinite basis. The US uses these countries as military bases for military and economic global hegemony. Every decade or so...when a new generation comes to power in these countries...there are efforts to struggle fr...more »
More than a thousand taxi drivers protested in Rio de Janeiro on Friday against ride-sharing company Uber [UBER.UL], blocking roads and stalling traffic during morning rush hour as tensions rise in the city over the mobile app ride service. Uber... The post Taxi Drivers Block Streets of Rio in Protest Against Uber appeared first on The Stream.
Democrats are seeing warning signs after a new poll showed Hillary Clinton losing three swing states and deep in negative territory on questions of character. One Democratic strategist who spoke on condition of anonymity described the poll results as “the... The post Dem. Fears over Clinton’s Strength Grow after New Poll appeared first on The Stream.
The chairman of the top House committee said there are documents that prove the IRS targeted conservatives and then tried to destroy the evidence. “I promise you – there will be news on the IRS side as early as next... The post House Chairman: Documents Prove IRS Targeted Conservatives appeared first on The Stream.
"Discovered by the Kepler Telescope, NASA says it's the first small, rocky planet discovered in the habitable zone of a G star similar to our sun."_ NBC This planet is much bigger than earth. I understand that there are billions of earth-like planets in the known universe according to scientists. It is possible that there is intelligent life on these planets. Big problem is that they are so far away. This particular planet is 1400 light years away from earth.
Alternate Earth two is where I spend most my time today but for me its mostly yesterday when on earth one I was free and the Man did not need to know everything about me to keep the world free Sure I love the federalis keeping me safe and I am sure they will never use that knowledge to create their own safe place On Alternative earth two the people live in Singapore but pot is legal just like prostitution is there on earth one We work like Germans highly trained and short hours we live like Italians with a joy for life that Roman.
*The Guardian:* *Turkey carries out first ever strikes against Isis in Syria* Bombing of Isis positions is tactical shift after deadly terrorist attacks reaching into Turkey’s Kilis province prompted military to move fighter jets to the area Turkish fighter jets have struck Islamic State targets in Syria and the government has rounded up hundreds of suspected militants in a coordinated crackdown as the country deployed military force for the first time against the terrorist group. The bombing is a major tactical shift for Turkey, which has long been reluctant to follow the US-le...more »
Iranian soldiers take part in a military procession in Tehran. (photo credit:Courtesy) *Anthony Cordesman, Real Clear Defense/Center for Strategic and International Studies*: *On Weapons, Arab States Hold a Massive Lead Over Iran* Much of the criticism of the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran has focused on the fact that it would allow conventional arms transfers to Iran in five years if Iran fully complies with all other aspects of the agreement. In practice, this does not obligate any country to sell arms to Iran, nor does it affect U.S. and European constraints on arms sale...more »
The state of Washington can require a pharmacy to deliver medicine even if the pharmacy’s owner has a religious objection, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, the latest in a series of judgments on whether religious believers can opt... The post Appeals Court: Pharmacists Can’t Claim Religion to Deny Emergency Contraception appeared first on The Stream.
Gun production has more than doubled over the course of the Obama administration, according to a new report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The manufacturing boom has come in the face of the president’s push to... The post Gun Production Has Doubled Under Obama appeared first on The Stream .
* Maine Peace Walk – Militarization of the Seas* *Pentagon’s Impact on the Oceans* *October 9-24* *Ellsworth, Maine to Portsmouth, New Hampshire* The Pentagon has the largest carbon footprint on our Mother Earth. Waging endless war consumes massive amounts of fossil fuels and lays waste to significant environmentally sensitive places on the planet – particularly the oceans. The oceans are inhabited by a multitude of different life forms, from microorganisms to whales, many of whom are able to sense sound and use it to find food, navigate, communicate, and avoid predators. Navy s...more »
Even reading the sanitized version of Operation Highjump raises doubts. Then ponder how Admiral Forrestal died weeks after Operation Highjump. Lots of Highjump links, here, here, and lets not forget the tie in to Operation Paperclip, here. Rosswell has cover from Occams Razer, Operation Highjump is the truth shaved. Wikileaks may be poised to(video for hardcore only) blow the lid off these mysteries. Ironically I could not find any rational links to the Wikileak UFO story, who would have guessed it? Will history fundamentally change in October? No matter what the facts, highly u...more »
Hollywood Accredits the Memes - The Two Towers from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"There's another disturbing parallel between living in a myth in Germany before World War I and then the 1920s and living in a myth today with Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings and all the rest of this stuff." * *- Tarpley, * *June 2006* * "There is a union now, between the two towers, Bârad-Dur, fortess of the Dark Lord Sauron, and Orthanc, stronghold of the wizard Saruman."* *- Galadriel, Lady of Lórien, * *Summer 2001* *"A new power is arising - it's victory is at hand!" * *- Saruman of Many Colours, * *...more »
*FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015Part 5—The sources of our perceptions:* This morning, in a front page report, the New York Times offers a fairly lazy assessment of an important topic. The Times reports a new national survey concerning “race relations.” Under a gloomy headline, the paper offers an early attempt at analysis: SACK AND THEE-BRENAN (7/23/15): *Poll Finds Most in U.S. Hold Dim View of Race Relations* [...] *A New York Times/CBS News poll conducted last week reveals that nearly six in 10 Americans, including heavy majorities of both whites and blacks, think race relations are ge...more »
The share of the global population that is poor plunged from 29% in 2001 to 15% in 2011, elevating the living standards of 669 million people, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of the most recently available data.... The post What it Means to be Poor by Global Standards appeared first on The Stream.
The Marine Corps is prepping to award the Purple Heart to the four service members killed during last week’s shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The arrangements are being made even as the Marine Corps awaits word from the Federal Bureau... The post Marine Corps Wants to Award Purple Heart to Chattanooga Victims appeared first on The Stream.
The New York Times made small but significant changes to an exclusive report about a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s State Department email account late Thursday night, but provided no notification of or explanation for of the changes. The paper... The post Clinton Complains, *New York Times* Changes Story appeared first on The Stream.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that if Congress disapproves of the Iranian nuclear deal, it will undermine President Barack Obama’s ability to act throughout the world. It would be a “repudiation of President Obama’s initiative... The post Kerry: Agreement on Iran Issue Only Alternative to Force appeared first on The Stream.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, something between .005 and .014% of the population suffer from what is clinically known as gender dysphoria. You wouldn’t have guessed such low numbers from the volume of Caitlyn Jenner headlines and the voting... The post First World Problems: Gender Neutral Kids Clothes appeared first on The Stream.
Republicans dreaming of shooing away Donald Trump may want to think twice. By publicly rebuking the billionaire businessman for his inflammatory comments, the party may convince Trump to launch a third-party candidacy. That’s a potential nightmare scenario for the GOP... The post GOP’s Nightmare: An Independent Donald Trump appeared first on The Stream.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out Friday, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory in the face of flagging polling numbers for the 2016 race.... The post Court Drops 1 of 2 Felony Charges Against Rick Perry appeared first on The Stream.
*Zane Schwartz, Macleans*: *The tiny islands where Canada and America are at war* Tensions are rising again over the area called the grey zone, the last disputed lands between Canada and the U.S.—and this time, someone could get hurt Canada is one wrong move away from a border war with the United States—if you believe a group of boiling-mad Maine lobstermen. Unfathomable as armed conflict between Canada and the United States seems, if it’s going to happen, it will be in the ocean between Maine and New Brunswick, where two tiny, treeless islands—North Rock and Machias Seal—are the ...more »
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials has retracted a 2015 paper after it was discovered the authors “have plagiarized part of a paper that had already appeared.” The paper, “Ionic liquid assisted synthesis of flexible and super-hydrophobic porous gels,” described the synthesis of a form of flexible aerogels “through a facile one-pot preparation,” according to the abstract. According […] The post “Part of a paper that had already appeared”: Materials paper pulled for plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.
Keep in mind that ISIS/Kurds are KurdIShIS. They are the 'good cop/bad cop' show in action. Kurds/good- ISIS/bad as always presented via the war mongering media. Though both parties have the same goal- Destabilization. Order out of Chaos And at the highest levels both sides of the dialectic are protected under the mass global NATO umbrella, which includes Israeli interests. That is my perspective in it's simplest form- realizing it isn't that simple- but breaking it down for ease of understanding why the term KurdIShIS is used here. And why the Kurds and ISIS are just oppisames in ...more »
Sherri Mitchell, a Native American lawyer from the Penobscot Nation in eastern Maine, talks about the legal and social pressures on her people as they struggle to maintain their traditions as stewards of their ancestors' lands and waters. She speaks movingly about our sacred connection to all life and our need to work together as we try to live in harmony with all living beings. The Earth is our source of survival.
The Kardashian Nation deserves a Trump president. On the bright side people will finally wake up to the fact that politics rules their lives and they should inform themselves. Ed note: recorded in a single take, no edits using an Iphone.
*Reuters:* T*urkey stages first airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria, rounds up Kurds* Turkish warplanes pounded Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time on Friday, with President Tayyip Erdogan promising more decisive action against both the jihadists and Kurdish militants at home. The air strikes, which followed a phone conversation between Erdogan and U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday, were accompanied by a series of police raids across Turkey to detain hundreds of suspected militants, including from Kurdish groups. Turkey has long been a reluctant partner in t...more »
US Air Force *Flight Global:* U*SAF rules out international A-10 sales* The US Air Force has closed the lid on discussions about shopping the A-10 Warthog to allies, telling Flightglobal it will not sell the close-in attack aircraft to anyone. Boeing triggered speculation about whether the US government would consider selling the aircraft it wants to retire when a company official told reporters there have been “early discussions” about international sales. “It’s something we would be interested in, but again, it depends where the air force goes with retirements,” Paul Cejas, chie...more »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving four airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after an Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service. Foxx tells reporters the... The post Airlines Probed for Alleged Price-Gouging after Amtrak Crash appeared first on The Stream.
Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was released in a prisoner exchange in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees, wound up in the middle of a pot raid earlier this week in northern California. Captain Greg Van Patten with the Mendocino... The post Bowe Bergdahl Found During California Pot Raid, Released by Officials appeared first on The Stream.
*Catherine J Frompovich* - Are 'smart' technology proponents covering up the fact that these devices can cause cancer? The post Smart Meters, Wi-Fi and Cell Phones Can Cause Brain Cancers appeared first on Waking Times.
*Daily Mail:* *Former Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl gets caught up in a drugs raid while visiting friends at a ranch in California* * The Army Sergeant, 29, was visiting his friends in Redwood Valley * Was on authorized leave from administrative duties at the time * Authorities stormed the property, seizing almost 200 marijuana plants * Bergdahl watched as several people were taken into custody * He was then escorted to the sheriff's department before returning to base * The former POW faces desertion charges at a court marshal this year Former Taliban captive and alleged deserter ...more »
At the moment, Lindsey Graham may be more known by some for attracting the ire of Donald Trump than for his presidential run. So far he has not polled well among the field of Republican presidential contenders. Graham was elected... The post 5 Interesting Facts About Lindsey Graham’s Christian Faith appeared first on The Stream.
This week saw the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene. As American Catholic explains: Except for the mother of Jesus, few women are more honored in the Bible than Mary Magdalene. Yet she could well be the patron of the slandered, since... The post The Feast Day of Mary Magdalene appeared first on The Stream.
Democratic members of Congress have requested an investigation into the Center for Medical Progress, the group behind two undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives. The Center for Medical Progress has released two undercover videos in its “Human Capital” series, depicting... The post Democratic Members of Congress Want the Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Investigated appeared first on The Stream.
*i09:* *The 8 Biggest Disasters in U.S. Military History* The United States has experienced its share of military successes over the years. But its armed forces have also suffered some terrible setbacks. Here are eight of the very worst. Compared to many other countries, the United States has never really suffered a cataclysmic military disaster. The continental U.S. has never faced a significant invasion force, its government has never been supplanted by that of a rival nation’s, nor has its armies ever experienced a colossal collapse on a scale similar to what happened to the Ge...more »
Wednesday, when I got home after a month in the hospital, I found a big stack of mail, including a copy of Neil Young's new CD, *The Monsanto Years*. And I got home in time to watch two of the most treacherous right-wing "Democrats," Blue Dogs Jim Costa (CA) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), cross the aisle and vote with the Republicans on a procedural resolution to advance what food activists are calling the Monsanto Protection Act. This is a relatively simple issue. Food activists want to see potentially dangerous GMO food labeled so that consumers can make up their own minds about whet...more »
A Raytheon SM-2 Block IIIA guided missile explodes over USS The Sullivans during a training exercise on July 18, 2015. US Navy Photo obtained by USNI News *USNI News*: *Destroyer USS The Sullivans Damaged After Missile Explodes After Launch, No Injuries Reported* This post has been updated with additional information from NAVSEA. A Navy guided missile destroyer was damaged after a missile exploded shortly after launch during an exercise off the U.S. Atlantic coast on Saturday, Navy officials have confirmed to USNI News. “On July 18 at approximately 9 a.m. (EDT) a Standard Missile-...more »
Abu Abdullah sits in a high-security prison in Baghdad, the exact location of which cannot be revealed. For one and a half years, he was the head logistician for suicide bombings by Islamic State in Baghdad. Ali Arkady/VII/DER SPIEGEL *Christoph Reuter, Spiegel Online*: *'I'm Not a Butcher': An Interview with Islamic State's Architect of Death* The heavy gate slowly opened, but only after the guards had called in to headquarters to confirm the identity of the SPIEGEL team and its 10 p.m. appointment. Inside was an obstacle course of four-meter-high (13 feet) concrete walls with Hu...more »
A review paper that suggested the degenerative brain disease that’s striking former football players may not be tied to contact sports has been corrected to reveal the first author spent decades working for the National Football League. The correction appears in a review in PLOS ONE about chronic traumatic encephalopathy – the degenerative brain disease that was the […] The post Author’s ties to NFL lead to correction for review that cast doubt on brain risk from sports appeared first on Retraction Watch.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russia President Vladimir Putin. Reuters *Leonid Bershidsky. Bloomberg:* *Did Putin Sell Out Greece?* There's been a rash of conspiracy theories about secret concessions that Russian President Vladimir Putin is supposed to have made to Western leaders. The latest asserts that Putin could have helped Greece exit the euro but reversed course at the last moment, thus pushing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras into the cold embrace of European Union leaders. The Greek newspaper To Vima reported earlier this week that Tsipras had asked Putin for...more »
The Conservative Party of Canada, aka The Party That Never Met a Victim of Crime It Wouldn't Bust a Gut to Stand Beside for a Photo-Op, must be gnashing its teeth. It has brought forward a Victims' Bill of Rights raising the role of victims to USian levels of consideration in the justice system, but is missing out on a HUGE opportunity. Sadly, pregnant women are often targets of violence. *Does it happen in pregnancy?* Tragically, yes. Domestic violence during pregnancy sometimes puts both the mom-to-be and her baby’s life at risk. Here's some of the evidence: • Statistics Canada...more »
Let’s just get that Panorama out of our system, and hope that’s it, once and for all. When I critiqued “The Train that Divides Jerusalem” on the morning following transmission I hadn’t read any other reviews. There weren’t any. I was the first, and at the time the only one. Even Adam Wishart’s Twitter timeline had relatively few Tweets on the topic, and many seemed positive and congratulatory. He responded to his critics positively, “I’m all ears” was one reply. But that didn’t last. Soon everything went pear shaped. He got rattled, and so did his critics. My response to the film w...more »
Tony Abbott became Australia's prime minister in 2013 and since the beginning, he was aware of the utter irrationality in his country's and its universities' previous attitude to the "climate change" gospel. He wanted some scholars in his country who study topics such as related "global threats" rationally and honestly. However, he doesn't *quite* have the balls so he didn't dare to open a center run by truly sensible people when it comes to these issues – climate realists. He wanted to appease the extreme left-wing activists who have contaminated almost every corner of the universi...more »
[image: DSC07356] It seemed like just another gorgeous day in Hualien. Started off the right way... click on read more to read more... Now here is a man who knows how to start the day... [image: DSC07361] A proper breakfast a real local breakfast shop. [image: DSC07378] Because I had to pick up my bike at the train station, I didn't get out of town until almost 9. The heat was on. [image: DSC07382] The coast is now overwhelmed with lots of this ridiculous kitsch crap. [image: DSC07383] The Cidal Hunters School teaches? [image: DSC07386] The climb up Niu Shan was an ascent into the ...more »
Ever since a right-wing backlash blew up the bipartisan immigration bill that Sen. Marco Rubio helped champion in 2013, the ambitious Republican has struggled to find his political footing on the issue. For two years, he has hemmed and hawed;... The post Marco Rubio Rakes In Donor Money By Touting Immigration Record — Behind Closed Doors appeared first on The Stream.
Alchemy, the ancient art of turning base metals into precious ones, was built on more than one misapprehension. The obvious error is that it is impossible to turn lead into gold. (Not quite impossible, actually. Chemistry will not do the... The post ANALYSIS: Most of the Social Value of Innovations Goes to Consumers, Not to Innovators appeared first on The Stream.
I know I said I was done with the sick puppies running the fetal gore porn campaign, No2Trudeau, but this is too delicious. Terence Young, CPC MP for Oakville, said he wrote a letter to the Fetal Gore Gang. Here it is. (Click to enlarge.) Last paragraph: "Rather than changing the hearts of minds of people on abortion, these flyers will ensure most people will never listen to anything you have to say." That's harsh enough, but consider the source. Campaign Lie gives Young cautious approval. (It seems he said abortion should be allowed for "rape, incest or disabled," displayin...more »
by American Kabuki *Descartes had it bass-ackwards* I AM BEFORE I THINK The energy between spark and flame The twist between arc and frame The probability between zero and one The taste between hotdog and bun I AM I AM I AM I AM I AM BEFORE I MANIFEST Vortex forms before pirouette Imagination fills Source’s genome pipette Genes twist and resonate In ways I can never anticipate I AM I AM I AM I AM I AM THEREFORE I FEEL I knew you then, I know you now, What is new is familiar somehow I AM I AM I AM I AM I AM LIGHTENING AND ITS THUNDERING PEEL Clues drop like dew fall from the a...more »
*Robert Kennedy Jr.* - Vaccine advocate Robert Kennedy speaks up about big pharma corruption. The post Vaccines, Mercury & Dirty Money – A Message From Robert Kennedy Jr. appeared first on Waking Times.
http://350orbust.com/ Stephen Harper claims that the upcoming election will be about security vs. risk. For once, Murray Dobbin agrees with him. What Dobbin is opposed to is Harper's claim that his Conservative government is the unquestionable home of security -- be it economic or national. Consider Harper's -- and other past governments' -- economic accomplishments: When it comes to economic and social security, the vast majority of Canadians haven't been this insecure since the Great Depression. It's not as if we don't know t...more »
*Source: www.aimdigital.com.arDate: 07.23.2015* *Argentina: A Strange Cattle Mutilation Case in Santa Fe* "The lifeless body of a cow with multiple incisions" was found in the locality of Calchaquí, Santa Fe," according to a statement made by ufologist Siliva Perez Simondini to AIM, noting that the animal presented "a full incision of the tongue, extraction of auditory and ocular organs, incisions to the mammary glands and the anus, and another incision across its leg." Local residents, she adds, saw lights in the sky and "circular marks were also seen on farmlands." In this reg...more »
Until this Thursday, Planned Parenthood kept a list of corporate allies and sponsors on its website. Once Coca-Cola became the third corporation to ask to be taken off the list, Planned Parenthood took it down altogether. A snapshot of Planned Parenthood’s donation page archived one... The post Planned Parenthood Yanks Corporate Sponsor Page after Coca-Cola Drops Support appeared first on The Stream.
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — While Sandra Bland’s family maintains that the woman found dead in a Texas jail cell would not have taken her own life, authorities are pointing to mounting evidence that they say shows she hanged herself. Marks... The post Authorities Point to Evidence of Suicide in Texas Jail Death appeared first on The Stream.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The former chairman of the U.N. climate panel has been removed from his job as head of a top energy institute in India following allegations of sexual harassment. The governing council of The Energy and Resources... The post Ex-UN Climate Panel Head Accused of Stalking Loses India Job appeared first on The Stream.
BEIRUT — Turkey has agreed to let the United States use Turkish soil to launch air attacks against the Islamic State, signaling a major shift in policy on the part of the once-reluctant American ally, U.S. officials said Thursday. The... The post Turkey Agrees to Allow U.S. Military to Use Its Base to Attack Islamic State appeared first on The Stream.
Innovator: Andreas Bastian Age: 25 Technical director of Los Gatos (Calif.) nonprofit E-Nable Community Foundation and 3D-printing researcher at Autodesk Form and function E-Nable designs 3D-printed prostheses for children older than 3 and shares their blueprints so they can be made... The post E-Nable’s 3D-Printed Prostheses for Kids appeared first on The Stream.
Everyone thought Francis Oduor was dead. In fact the Kenyan international footballer had fled into the bush, walked four miles and gone into hiding after his house was torched. When he resurfaced, people were shocked and ashamed. “I was like... The post Obama Faces Political Minefield During Kenyan ‘Homecoming’ appeared first on The Stream.
*Adlai E. Stevenson chides some African delegates on race issues at the Security Council meeting on the Congo, * *December 14, 1964.* *Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba* "On November 3, Mulroney arrived in the Congo. Eleven days later, a plan was finalized to lure Lumumba to Stanleyville. In a cable to CIA headquarters dated November 14, Devlin wrote that Lumumba's "escape" had been arranged. Addressed to Bronson Tweedy, the cable read in part: *Political followers in Stanleyville desire that he [Lumumba] break out of his confinement and proceed to that city by car to engage in polit...more »
Apollo Denialism serves a purpose - Specifically, the purpose it serves is that it suggest that the contribution of Nazi Rocket Scientists didn't significantly change the character and mission of the United States (and the USSR) from Day 1 of the Cold War. Of course it did. Nazi Science was the plague on both our houses.... But what is the origin of the current form of this meme...? Weaponised Fiction. Specifically, a multimillion doliar co-production conceived by an alliance of British Naval Intelligence (Ian Flemming) and two American Zionist Millionaires with ties to organ...more »
If this doesn't awaken you then there is no hope for you [image: Prove Me Wrong] Prove Me Wrong * Jul 23, 2015* I respect all opinions. This is the information I found, you be the judge. Here are the links so you can verify the information yourself. Watch the FOX news video all the way through, is this how they are getting laws passed, by tricking us all? Faking deaths, etc. In my opinion, neither "Larry" nor "Skip" nor "Thomas" ever died, he is a CIA agent working towards an agenda by tricking us ALL... So here are the links, as well as some additional verifiable links. h...more »
This BBC news report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-33607067 is quite ridiculous but one thing that struck me is that the farmer was caught by a 'tobacco control officer'. How many of these tobacco control officers are there? How much does each get paid? What is the management structure that runs them? I hate smoking but the criminalisation of smokers is just another example of raising money via transgression taxes. Smokers and motorists are cash cows for government, whether national or local.
(CNN)The Justice Department is being asked to open a criminal investigation related to the personal email account that Hillary Clinton used during her time as secretary of state, according to sources familiar with the probe. The New York Times first... The post Two Inspectors General Seek Criminal Inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s Emails appeared first on The Stream.
*A DPP candidate in Changhua.* News from today: high school students invaded the MOE over the textbook issue. Apparently 30 were arrested and taken away for interrogation. This is unlikely to cure their militancy. The police declared the area a crime scene and then detained several journalists who attempted to enter, hauling them off for interrogation. _______________________ *Daily Links*: - Stupid, uninformed anonymous commentary in WSJ says Taiwan will be more vulnerable to China's bullying if nuke plants are mothballed. Sooooo wrong. Those plants leave us terribly vuln...more »
Tweets..... Greece.... *MineForNothing* @minefornothing 22s 22 seconds ago CRT Capital: About 6% of outstanding bank debt in Greece is senior debt that is not guaranteed by the government *Fabrizio Goria* @FGoria 1m 1 minute ago * Ecb's Noyer says risk of contagion from Greece for rest of European banks is "next to zero" - RTRS *Fabrizio Goria* @FGoria 2m 2 minutes ago * Ecb's Noyer in le monde newspaper says thinks there is no longer risk of Greek exit from Euro zone - RTRS *MineForNothing* @minefornothing 3m 3 minutes ago Old Mutual: The BRRD ...more »
*Working in the fields.* FLYING TIGERS (House of Representatives - July 21, 2015) [Pages H5302-H5303] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] FLYING TIGERS (Mr. CHABOT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CHABOT. Mr. Speaker, as we look back some 70 years in commemoration of the end of World War II, it is a good time to reflect upon one group of unsung heroes who went above and [[Page H5303]] beyond their service to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. The Flying Tigers aircraft was easily recogn...more »
*"We have always been proud of our nation. But we do not claim to be any sort of superpower with a claim to global or regional hegemony; we do not encroach on anyone’s interests, impose our patronage onto anyone, or try to teach others how to live their lives. But we will strive to be leaders, defending international law, striving for respect and national sovereignty and peoples’ independence and identity. * *This is absolutely objective and understandable for a state like Russia, with its great history and culture, with many centuries of experience, not so-called tolerance, neute...more »
The Collaboration : Hollywood's Pact with Hitler from Spike EP on Vimeo. Adolf Hitler considered Charlie Chaplin to be one of the greatest actors he had ever seen, *even though Hitler assumed that Chaplin was a Jew.* Adolf Hitler banned The Great Dictator in Germany and in all countries occupied by the Nazis. Curiosity got the better of him though, and he had a print brought in through Portugal. History records that he screened it twice, in private, but history did not record his reaction to the film. Charlie Chaplin said,* "I'd give anything to know what he thought of it." * For...more »
*Somebody got his own Arches...* These comments are from the Nelson Report... *+++++++++* I am a long time loyal reader [of the Nelson Report, not my blog!] who has yet to offer any comments but the subject of China's pursuit of reunification is one of considerable interest to me. Having lived and worked in China for five years and with long-standing relationships with many mainland Chinese and with Taiwanese, we frequently discuss and debate this topic. Xi, as one would expect of any Chinese leader, would dearly love to oversee reunification but knows this is unlikely in the nex...more »
*Tawni*Gardasil: We thought it was the right choice By Gayle Dickson Auckland, New Zealand Sane Vax Inc. 23 July 2015 *I refuse to allow this vaccine to continue harming our girls and am doing everything in my power to bring it to the attention of the media and authorities. * Essentially, our lives rocked along with the usual family squabbles, snotty noses, heat rashes and teenage pimples … nothing really major to concern ourselves over. Until the youngest, our daughter, started at College! Then all hell broke loose! In her final primary year (Year 8), we’d received notices r...more »
DUDLEY HALL — “And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before... The post Mankind is Fallen — But There is Hope appeared first on The Stream.
After the end of each day’s business, an inconspicuous unmarked van pulls up to the back of the neighborhood abortion clinic. Carrying an orange plastic cooler, the driver enters through an unlocked back door and exits moments later, cooler full.... The post Big Business and Bad Government: Washington has Known about the Abortion Aftermarket for 15 Years, but has Failed to Fix It. appeared first on The Stream.
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/24/2015"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Secretary of State John Kerry defended the recent deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Critics say it’s weak, a bad deal and ramps up the arms race in the Middle East. If Congress does not vote to approve the deal, Kerry says, “We will have squandered the best chance we have to solve this problem through peaceful means.” Then, there is new news of secret side deals with the Iranians. Republicans say the Obama Administration will not release the details. Senator Tom Cotton says if parts of this deal are being kept s...more »
[image: A-10 Thunderbolt II]The US Air Force has closed the lid on discussions about shopping the A-10 Warthog to allies, telling Flightglobal it will not sell the close-in attack aircraft to anyone. Boeing triggered speculation about whether the US government would consider selling the aircraft it wants to retire when a company official told reporters there have been “early discussions” about international sales. “It’s something we would be interested in, but again, it depends where the air force goes with retirements,” Paul Cejas, chief engineer of off-Boeing programmes, told repo...more »
[image: PAK-DA bomber]Russia's new fifth-generation bomber project has been put on the back burner and the plane won't enter production for nearly a decade, Zachary Keck reports for the National Interest citing Russian officials. The Kremlin planned on introducing its fifth-generation PAK DA bomber into service starting in 2023. However, the PAK DA project has been pushed back and Russia will instead focus on production of an updated version of the Soviet-era Tu-160 supersonic nuclear bomber. Read more
[image: IAF AH-1 Cobra Tzefa (Viper)]An American source revealed on Thursday that Israel had transferred to Jordan 16 Cobra attack helicopters the IDF had retired from service, to help the Hashamite Kingdom, which is considered ISIS’ next target, repel the extremists’ attacks, Reuters reported. The transfer was made last year and was approved by Washington, which paid for the repair and upgrading of the Vietnam era helicopters. They were integrated into the existing fleet of Cobras of the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Israel retired its fleet of about 33 AH-1 Cobras in late 2013 due t...more »
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Scott Walker has done the women of Wisconsin a signal service, and advanced the respect for human life, by pushing and signing a bill that mandates ultrasounds before abortions. As in his battle with corrupt, cash-grabbing public employee unions, Walker... The post Scott Walker Sheds a Little Light on the Moral Abyss of Abortion appeared first on The Stream.
[image: Patriot PAC-3]Lockheed Martin Corp has won $1.56 billion in new foreign orders for PAC-3 missiles used in the Patriot missile defense system built by Raytheon Co , the U.S. Defense Department said on Thursday. The contracts, which run through June 2018, mark the culmination of negotiations between the U.S. government and the countries involved over the past year, after the sales were approved by the U.S. State Department and Congress was notified. The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced the possible sale of up to $1.75 billion in PAC-3 missiles and assoc...more »
[image: Rooivalk attack helicopter]Denel will in the next three to six months know whether the Department of Defence will support the restart of Rooivalk production. Denel Group CEO Riaz Saloojee said yesterday he hopes Denel will get an agreement in place to develop an updated Rooivalk helicopter, which will be a very significant achievement for the company. He said the Rooivalk was probably one of two of the best attack helicopters in the world and that it doesn’t make sense in terms of such a sovereign capability not to have a roadmap going forward on future developments. Read ...more »
' Climate change secretary says she can understand why people see tackling global warming as "cover for anti-growth, anti-capitalist, proto-socialism" Left wing anti-capitalists have dictated the debate on tackling climate change and a Conservative approach is needed to prevent global warming, Amber Rudd, the energy and climate change secretary, will say on Friday.' No Shit Sherlock More here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/climatechange/11759619/Climate-change-debate-dictated-by-left-wing-anti-capitalists-says-Amber-Rudd.html
It’s been 24 year since Brigadier General Scott Plose landed a plane at Columbus Air Force Base. “Coming up initial today in an F-35 is really cool," said Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus. Pleus returns in the seat of a plane that is more than cool to look at. This is going to replace fighter jets that have been in use for decades. Read more
Spy drones could soon be printed on demand and launched from Navy warships after the successful test of a 3D printed unmanned aircraft. The 3D printed drone was launched from the gun deck of the Royal Navy's HMS Mersey before landing safely on a beach in Dorset. The unmanned aircraft, which weighs 3kg (6.6lbs) and has a wingspan of 1.5 metres (4.9ft), flew autonomously for five minutes along a pre-programmed route. Read more
Incirlik Air Force Base Turkey will open up Incirlik Air Force Base, about 250 miles from the Syrian city of Raqqa, to coalition operations against the Islamic State, according to multiple foreign news outlets. The move puts anti-ISIS aircraft, which had been flying some 1,200 miles to strike Islamic State positions, much closer to the various battlegrounds, including Raqqa, the effective capital of the Islamic State in Syria. Pentagon officials would not immediately comment on the reports. Read more
A satellite adding to the “backbone” of space-based military communications safely reached orbit after an 8:07 p.m. Thursday blastoff atop a powerful Delta IV rocket. Launching just before sunset, the 22-story United Launch Alliance rocket roared from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with 1.6 million pounds of thrust, assisted by four solid rocket motors. The rocket shot through a layer of low, darkening clouds, up into sunlight that captured its exhaust plume in a brilliant white glow as it arced to the southeast over the Atlantic Ocean. Read more
[image: AN/SQL-32]The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $154 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Lockheed Martin will provide additional systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32 systems on U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships with key capabilities to determine if the electronic sensors of potential foes are tracking the ship. “We’re proud to continu...more »
Rob Nicholson's communications team set Foreign Affairs bureaucrats a quota of producing three terrorism-related statements per week for minister Rob Nicholson to make to the media. They were to be crafted from an event reported by the news media. "One Foreign Affairs bureaucrat, who spoke to CBC News on condition of anonymity, said: "We're not making a special effort to fulfil this odd request." What a bunch of slackers. Here's 6 terrorism-related news reports from just the past 24 hours : 1) Inquisitr, July 23 : Lafayette Movie Theater Shooting: *Terrorism* Fears Raised Afte...more »
[image: MK 20 EOSS]L-3 KEO has won a multi-million dollar contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for nine MK 20 Electro-Optical Sensor Systems (EOSSs). L-3 KEO will build and test the systems, as well as perform engineering services activities, over the course of the next two years in US. This is the final contract option from a sole-source NAVSEA contract that was awarded to L-3 KEO in 2011 and raises the total number of MK 20 EOSSs ordered to 61. Read more
The Egyptian Navy’s new FREMM frigate Tahya Misr has departed DCNS’ shipyard in Brest, France, for Alexandria in Egypt, where it will arrive on 2 August. The vessel left France yesterday. It was originally handed over to the Egyptian Navy on 23 June and the following day sailed with Egyptian crew for training and sea trials. Training was carried out off the coast of Lorient, where the vessel was built, before sailing for Brest. A firing campaign using the ship’s 20 mm and 76 mm weapons was carried out off the coast of Brittany, reports Mer et Marine. In addition to some hundred sa...more »
And then there was one. As the Navy’s small-but-feisty Oliver Hazard Perry class of frigates sunsets this year, the last on the West Coast was retired Thursday in San Diego. The Gary, a 30-year-old warship, was decommissioned in a ceremony that celebrated both the frigate’s (track) record in the fleet and the ship’s namesake, a World War II officer who received the Medal of Honor for saving hundreds of his crew mates. Read more
[image: INS Sindhurakshak]The Navy is yet to decide on the fate of ill-fated submarine INS Sindhurakshak, which met with a fatal accident claiming the lives of 18 crew at Mumbai Naval dockyard in 2013. As the Navy is exploring various options, converting the damaged submarine into a training platform for the Naval divers is one of it. Ten months after the Russian-made Kilo-class submarine sank on August 14, 2013, it was raised with the help of the Indian arm of US-based M/S Resolve Marine. Sources claim that various options are being considered to make it operational. Read more
[image: Collins class SSK]A Japanese government team is in talks with at least two top British firms to help a Japanese consortium land one of the world's most lucrative defence contracts, sources in Tokyo said, a $50 billion project to build submarines for Australia. Germany's ThyssenKrupp (TKMS), a rival bidder, is wooing anxious members of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's ruling Liberal Party with the economic and political benefits of its proposal. Two Japanese government officials and a company source in Tokyo said Babcock International Group and BAE Systems had approached the co...more »
[image: Virginia class SSN]Harris Corp. announced Wednesday it received a $15 million, 4 year follow-on contract to provide acoustic sensors for installation on the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines. The sensors are designed to facilitate data sharing between the LWWAA system and the submarine’s combat platform for monitoring of ships and other vessels. Jim Brunelle, director of undersea systems business at Harris, said the the 10 new systems will accompany the 18 acoustic assemblies Harris has already delivered to the Navy for use on its submarines. Read more
The American flag is flown at half-mast at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii on July 21, 2015, to honor the five U.S. service members killed in Chattanooga, Tenn. It is deeply moving to see the victims of last week’s attack... The post Military Photo of the Day: July 24, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.
Unbelievable. And yet we (the U.S. gullible) believe in the present danger of ISIS/L without question. Or thinking hard. As far as the rest of the world is concerned, we've become the credulous nation. We'll believe anything except our own culpability. But we have none as I remember hearing after 9/11. They are madmen. We are merely maintaining the peace. NBC News Releases the
Yesterday, I attended this forum held at the Ayala Museum, Makati. Main speaker was Atty. Raphael Perpetuo "Popo" M. Lotilla, former DOE Secretary and Chairman, Center for the Advancement of Trade Integration and Facilitation (CATIF). Discussants and reactors were (1) Mr. Vicente S. Perez, Jr., former DOE Secretary, President of ALTERNERGY and Chairman of WWF-Philippines, (2) Mr. John Eric T. Francia, President & CEO of Ayala Corp. Energy Holdings, Inc., and (3) Dr. Peter Lee U,Dean, School of Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific (UAP). This photo from the UPSE website; fro...more »
Read this passage, spot the dreadful English? 'How does it work? If no candidate gets 50% of all votes cast, the candidate in fourth place is eliminated. Their second preference votes are then redistributed among the remaining three. If no-one has still not got 50% of votes the third place candidate is eliminated with their second preferences (or third in the case of votes transferred from the fourth place candidates) redistributed. It is then a straight head-to-head between the last two candidates with the one having the most votes winning.' 'If no-one has still not got... ' No...more »
John Sopel doesn't hide his positive feelings for Barack Hussein Obama in this grade A suck up piece - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33646545 I can't imagine a similarly positive piece about any Republican President. One piece struck me for a different reason: '"I am not a fan of discrimination and bullying of anybody on the basis of race, on the basis of religion, on the basis of sexual orientation or gender," he told me.' This was re Africa. Which would raise an obvious followup question for an unbiased journalist - what about Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countri...more »
*Could it harbor human-like aliens in Škoda-like cars?* Yesterday, NASA announced the discovery of the most accurate impersonation of the Earth-Sun system so far. Kepler-452 is a G-class star (like the Sun) with almost the same surface temperature as the Sun, 10 percent larger in diameter, 4 percent larger in mass, and 20 percent brighter than the Sun. As you can see, it is almost the same thing as the Sun. But it is also 30% older than the Sun, about 6 billion years. This star may be found in the constellation of Cygnus (North sky) and its distance from us is 1,400 light year...more »
*July 24, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Meet Ko Ko Gyi. He is a US-funded agitator working hard to reinstate Western hegemony in Myanmar (still referred to by its British imperial nomenclature "Burma" by the Western press) since at least the late 1980's. Now, he seeks to take the next step, running for office in upcoming elections, but in order to do so, the West will now have to cover up his dark past and his controversial present. His "88 Generation Students" group is described by the BBC as: *The 88 Generation Students group is synonymous with the long struggle for democracy in...more »
*Photo: *Edgar Su/Reuters *Peter Mattis, War On The Rocks:* *China’s New Intelligence War Against the United States* The Chinese intelligence threat is set to change dramatically as hackers believed to be linked to China’s civilian intelligence agency, the Ministry of State Security (MSS), acquired millions of personal records from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Although the full extent of the damage remains unknown, fears have emerged about the compromise of data gathered during security clearance background checks, including foreign national contacts. Security ex...more »
*Kayla Ruble, VICE News*:* Nigerian President Blames US Human Rights Law for 'Aiding and Abetting' Boko Haram* As he concluded his first visit to the United States as Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari used an appearance on the last day of his tour to slam a major American human rights law for hamstringing his government's fight against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram — suggesting in effect that the law benefited the terrorist insurgency. Buhari's meetings earlier this week with US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry garnered headlines, but the remar...more »
A picture of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-sung decorates a building in the capital Pyongyang in this October 5, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files *Andray Abrahamian, Reuters*: *North Korea’s very bad year and China’s role in it* Of all the pressures North Korea faces, none is perhaps as threatening as the prospect of a full-blown recession in China, which would have a crippling effect across the border. After several years of moderate growth, North Korea’s economy looks to be having a bad year. That’s partly because of Pyongyang’s Ebola quarantine, partly because of the...more »
The professional hand-wringers are freaking out over Donald Trump’s straight talk while displaying abysmal indifference to the deserved targets of Trump’s charges. The United States is incinerating, but all they can think about is Trump’s heated rhetoric. Trump is resonating... The post Donald Trump Resonates, Refreshes and Awakens the Sleeping Giant appeared first on The Stream.
I've always wondered about the illuminated area of unit 2 I've cropped below. At night there is a bright light blocking the view but during the day one can see a light inside the unit. What could it be? July 24 13:16 The spot has been there for as long as I can remember What is known about reactor 2? I know very little about this particular reactor. At the end of March 2011, Japanese officials had reported they suspected only a ‘partial meltdown’ had occurred in reactor 2,[i] despite earlier March reports of concerns about loss of containment there.[ii] Later in 2012, Tepco...more »
July 1 was one of those evenings when you feel blessed to be in San Francisco, especially if you are strolling along Pier 14. But every reader knows what happened next: A bullet struck Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she walked... The post Seeking Sanctuary Sanity in U.S. Senate appeared first on The Stream.
Event: Gathering of the Tribes in Houston What: Rag Blog Editor Thorne Dreyer’s 70th Birthday Bash & Rag Blog Benefit When: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 5-8 p.m. Where: Jasmine Room, Baba Yega Cafe Address: 2607 Grant St., Houston, Texas 77006 … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | Tribes gather in Houston for Thorne Dreyer’s 70th Birthday Bash and Rag Blog Benefit!
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The man who killed two people and wounded nine others at a Trainwreck showing was so mentally ill and violent that years ago, his wife hid his guns and his family had him hospitalized against his... The post Lafayette Theater Gunman ID’d as ‘Drifter’ John Russel Houser appeared first on The Stream.
Backers of private school vouchers won a huge victory Thursday as the North Carolina Supreme Court narrowly endorsed a program that allows public school money to be spent providing vouchers to attend private schools. North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program, created in... The post Huge Win for School Vouchers in North Carolina appeared first on The Stream.
On Tuesday, The Daily Signal published a list of companies that donate or have donated directly to Planned Parenthood, either through grants or through matching employee gifts, according to 2nd Vote, a money-tracking website and app that looks at consumers and political... The post We Asked Companies about Their Donations to Planned Parenthood. Here’s How They Responded. appeared first on The Stream.
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan had a dire warning for future generations if nothing is done to stop global warming. Channeling former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, Annan warned that “the living would envy the dead.” “I know that if... The post Kofi Annan On Global Warming: ‘The Living Would Envy The Dead’ appeared first on The Stream.
When federal investigators visited the address listed for a Medicare provider last December, they instead found a fast food restaurant. That’s not unusual for federal investigators dealing with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the section of the Department... The post 10 Things The Feds Could Buy With The $60 Billion Medicare Wasted appeared first on The Stream.
Renovation or vandalism? Something unedifying is under way at the Church of Our Saviour, on lower Park Avenue in Manhattan. This alert from a knowledgeable source came Tuesday morning and has been circulating: I am informed that having [been] officially... The post ANALYSIS: Vandalism Strikes Park Avenue Church in NYC, Former Home of EWTN TV Priest George Rutler appeared first on The Stream.
Moses gave us the Ten Commandments. Paul gave us the Epistles. And Ta-Nehisi gave us Between the World and Me. The new book by Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, in the form of a letter to his son, has been greeted... The post The Toxic Worldview Of Ta-Nehisi Coates appeared first on The Stream.
Demonstrators tell TRNN's Dimitri Lascaris why they oppose reforms demanded by Greece's creditors and why they support leaving the Eurozone. The statement that "We can't trust anyone any more" is likely shared by most people around the world as they see their own governments under control of the corporate banksters. What are we to do in this historic moment? The media won't help us....the politicians won't help us.....many of our fellow citizens are trapped in consumerism and by meaningless entertainment as the ruling oligarchies keep them distracted from the real issues. Armed ...more »
*Great Fuzzy Moments in Fuzzy Reagan History* *November 13, 1986*: *Saint Ronnie testifies he din't know nuttin' 'bout no money from arms sales to Iran being used to fund guerrillas in Nicaragua. Well, it always could be tricky figuring out what His Saintliness knew and didn't know.* *by Noah* Sure, hypocrisy often comes with being a politician of any stripe. It comes from choosing a lifestyle where pandering knows no bounds. Some humans want to be liked by everybody so much that they will willingly fall all over themselves to do so; never mind how foolish they may look to anyone wi...more »
As a new Duck, who (like Cai & Tom) took a while to consider what to blog about, I finally decided – long-winded academic that I am – to write a series of posts on the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag campaign. To this end, I draw on materials for a keynote I just delivered at the University […]
Today is the feast day of St. Bridget (1303?-1373), a woman who began having visions of Christ at the age of seven. American Catholic says of her life: From age seven on, Bridget had visions of Christ crucified. Her visions... The post All About St. Bridget appeared first on The Stream.
Now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has forcefully terminated the John Doe investigations in Wisconsin, the targets of those probes can now speak openly of their experiences at the hands of politically motivated prosecutors. Some of those experiences began leaking... The post With Gag Order Lifted in Wisconsin, Conservative Targets of Politically Motivated Midnight Raids Tell Their Stories appeared first on The Stream.
Hillary Clinton defended Planned Parenthood on Thursday amid fallout over a pair of videos showing top officials discussing the transfer of aborted organs and fetal tissue. “For more than a century, Planned Parenthood has provided essential services for women,” Clinton... The post Hillary Clinton Defends Planned Parenthood Amid Video Controversy appeared first on The Stream.
The latest update from NASA’s Kepler space telescope — designed to spot distant exoplanets — adds more than 500 new possible planets to the fray. That’s in addition to the 4,175 planets already found by Kepler. And of those 500 new potential... The post Scientists Discover 12 New Potential Earth-Like Planets appeared first on The Stream.
“How did we get here? Click play, sit back, and watch. A new computer simulation of the evolution of the universe - the largest and most sophisticated yet produced - provides new insight into how galaxies formed and new perspectives into humanity's place in the universe. The Illustris project - the largest of its type yet - exhausted 20 million CPU hours following 12 billion resolution elements spanning a cube 35 million light years on a side as it evolved over 13 billion years. The simulation is the first to track matter into the formation of a wide variety of galaxy types. As the...more »
“Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you.” — Barack Obama, address to Planned Parenthood, April 26, 2013 WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood’s reaction to the release of a clandestinely recorded conversation about the sale of fetal body parts was highly revealing. After... The post The Price of Fetal Parts appeared first on The Stream.
*Here’s a few things I wanted to write more about this week, but ran out of time. First, the question of the week:* [image: image] Spotted this in the interview with Greens’s co-penis James Shaw. Definitely needs talking about more (remind me, someone): “Chris Finlayson has surprised me. He got nature's rights into New Zealand law with the Treaty of Waitangi settlements for the Whanganui River and Urewera. The idea that no one can own them, that they have the right to exist and not be degraded is an extraordinary principle that sets a revolutionary precedent in terms of how we go...more »
*Reuters:* *Iraq deploys U.S.-trained troops to Ramadi fight for first time* Iraq has for the first time deployed soldiers trained by the U.S.-led coalition in their campaign to retake the city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants, the U.S. military said on Thursday. The disclosure came during an unannounced visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Baghdad, where he met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and underscored the need for capable Iraqi ground forces to battle back Islamic State. "We’re making some progress. We need to make more," Carter told U.S. troops gather...more »
More and more pieces coming out, and more notice being given. I know that you're probably sick of hearing about the Vatican and his popyness, but THIS is an important article. A LOT is being said. This is from Marketwatch- about as main stream as you can get, AND a leading financial news site.... just think about that for a minute. ON monday night on the Roundtable Discussion Lisa and I continued digging through the rabbit warren of ridiculousness: The Vatican et al. This article came out the next day. I just republished the Roundtable Discussion archive video HERE on RTS. Rea...more »
*“The Sea”* “The pull is so strong we will not believe the drawing tide is meant for us, I mean the gift, the sea, the place where all the rivers meet. Easy to forget, how the great receiving depth untamed by what we need needs only what will flow its way. Easy to feel so far away and the body so old it might not even stand the touch. But what would that be like feeling the tide rise out of the numbness inside toward the place to which we go washing over our worries of money, the illusion of being ahead, the grief of being behind, our limbs young rising from such a depth? What would t...more »
*"The Mouse And The Books"* by Paulo Coelho "When I was interned in Dr. Eiras Hospital, I began to have panic crises. One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case: “Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of living”. “Here in my office there is a mouse that eats my books”, said the doctor. “If I get desperate about this mouse, he will hide from me and I will do nothing else in life but hunt him. Therefore, I put the most important books in a safe place and let him gnaw some others. In this way, he is still a mouse and does not become a monster...more »
Today I’d like to share a journal entry from this morning… What was on my mind is that it is beginning to feel like a circus of characters, when in fact we are One. This is an attempt to sort through some of the noise. This time of conflicting messages is brought on by both confusion in acceptance, translation and point. Many are accelerating and by that is meant increasing, broadening, and expanding their range of potential awareness. It has been said by many that there is nothing that is not already known, nothing given that is not already there. This is always true. The name ...more »
* “The (Unattainable) Thing Itself”* by Chet Raymo ․ “Clear water in a brilliant bowl, Pink and white carnations. The light In the room more like a snowy air, Reflecting snow. A newly-fallen snow At the end of winter when afternoons return. Pink and white carnations- one desires So much more than that. The day itself Is simplified: a bowl of white, Cold, a cold porcelain, low and round, With nothing more than the carnations there.” “Simplicity. Morning. Forty minutes till sunrise. Coffee. An English muffin. Sit on the terrace. The sky a deep violet...more »
*"The Pear Tree"* "There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer and the youngest son in the fall. When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen. The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no, it was covered with green buds and full of promise. The third son disagreed...more »
"How to Give Yourself a Metabolic Tune-Up: 8 Tips for a Longer, More Energetic Life" by Mark Hyman, M.D "Are you tired and worn out? Do you have sore muscles, fatigue and brain fog? If so, you might have metabolic burnout! Imagine if you could find a way to tune up your metabolism, increase your energy levels, think clearly and feel less achy. Imagine if you could prevent diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Imagine if you could heal fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Imagine if you could get to the roots of aging, slow the whole process and eliminate ...more »
"You wake up in the morning and lo! Your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life. It is yours. It is the most precious of your possessions. No one can take it from you. It is unstealable. And no one receives either more or less than you receive." - Arnold Bennett
I've been 'around' for a few years now, pursuing the shifting goal of a sharable home-made surfers resource site focused on ease of use and variety of mostly adult ( whoa : I didn't say prurient ) content.