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Saturday, July 25, 2015

25 July - Blogs Im Following

English: Anarchist punk in the 2005 Los Angele...English: Anarchist punk in the 2005 Los Angeles anti police brutality protest right before facing off with the police. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Friday, Day 14 of Occupy Wall Street ...English: Friday, Day 14 of Occupy Wall Street - photos from the camp in Zuccotti Park and the march against police brutality, walking to One Police Plaza, headquarters of the NYPD. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Scumbag Eradication Team logo on T-shirts sold...Scumbag Eradication Team logo on T-shirts sold by the DBPD Scumbag T-Shirt Raises Money For Police Youth Program (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Designed by Phoenix Copwatch members. Posted b...Designed by Phoenix Copwatch members. Posted by Phoenix Copwatch member with permission of organization. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"Citizens protest police terror": De..."Citizens protest police terror": Demonstration against police brutality in Oppenheimer Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


10:20pm MDST

Here’s Why Police Brutality Lives On

WTStaff at Waking Times - 12 minutes ago
*Infographic - *Only a small percent of victims of police brutality receive the justice they deserve. This infographic shows us why. The post Here’s Why Police Brutality Lives On appeared first on Waking Times .

Kevin Cooper is Guilty; That’s a ‘Death Row’ Story

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 19 minutes ago
Last year, CNN’s Death Row Stories ran an episode about a California woman convicted of first-degree murder and then freed when a federal judge overturned the verdict because prosecutors had withheld evidence. I had a few issues with the episode,... The post Kevin Cooper is Guilty; That’s a ‘Death Row’ Story appeared first on The Stream.

Is Moldova The Most Corrupt Country In Europe?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 31 minutes ago
*Paul Radu, Mihai Munteanu, and Iggy Ostanin, Bellingcat*: *Grand Theft Moldova* The bank theft was so outsized and bold that citizens of the Republic of Moldova came out in the streets this past May by the thousands to protest: “We want our billion back!” They used the number — US$ 1 billion – that news accounts reported had gone missing from three Moldovan banks in November of 2014. Unsure who to blame, the protestors denounced the government, politicians, banks and organized crime. The theft was a serious setback for Moldova, one of Europe’s poorest countries, with a gross do... more »

The Poet: Margaret Atwood, "The Moment"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 36 minutes ago
"The Moment" "The moment when, after many years of hard work and a long voyage you stand in the centre of your room, house, half-acre, square mile, island, country, knowing at last how you got there, and say, I own this, is the same moment when the trees unloose their soft arms from around you, the birds take back their language, the cliffs fissure and collapse, the air moves back from you like a wave and you can't breathe. No, they whisper. You own nothing. You were a visitor, time after time climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming. We never belonged to you. You never found ... more »

Health: “Wish Fulfillment? No. But Dreams Do Have Meaning”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 38 minutes ago
*“Wish Fulfillment? No. But Dreams Do Have Meaning”* By Tiffany Sharples "Dreams may not be the secret window into the frustrated desires of the unconscious that Sigmund Freud first posited in 1899, but growing evidence suggests that dreams — and, more so, sleep — are powerfully connected to the processing of human emotion. According to new research presented last week at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Seattle, adequate sleep may underpin our ability to understand complex emotions properly in waking life. "Sleep essentially is resetting the m... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 38 minutes ago
La Porte, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Forgive, Forget..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 38 minutes ago
"The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget." - Thomas Szasz

The United Kingdom Prepares For War Against Jihadists On Its Streets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 40 minutes ago
The report was published in error on National Police Chiefs Council website and taken down after being seen by the Mail on Sunday *Daily Mail:* *Revealed: Secret plan to put 5,000 heavily-armed troops on streets of Britain to fight jihadis in event of a terror attack* * Operation Temperer would see troops guard key targets with armed police * Plans drawn up by police chiefs and discussed by top Government officials * Would be triggered by Cobra committee in event of simultaneous attacks * Paris attacks convinced authorities military would be needed if UK hit A top secret plan for the ... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Meaning Of Life?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 52 minutes ago
*“The Meaning Of Life?”* by Chet Raymo "There is only one meaning of life, the act of living itself." – Erich Fromm "I had heard from a high-school student in the midwest who had read my book 'Skeptics and True Believers,' in which, as you may know, I take to task all forms of faith that lack an empirical basis, including astrology and supernaturalist religion. He writes: "Are we just meaningless beasts roaming a meaningless Earth with the sole purpose of popping out babies so we can raise them to live longer, more meaningless lives?" A good question, the best question. What we ha... more »

Saudi Airstrikes Kill 120 In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 56 minutes ago
*BBC*: *Saudis declare Yemen ceasefire, as air strike 'kills 120'* The Saudi-led coalition is to suspend bombardment of rebels in Yemen for five days, so aid can reach civilians. The truce will come into force from midnight on Sunday, according to the official Saudi news agency. However, the coalition said it reserved the right to respond to "military activity or movement" by Houthi rebels during the ceasefire. The announcement followed air strikes in Taiz province, which reportedly killed 120 people, including civilians. *More News On The War In Yemen* Evidence Grows of Saudi-... more »

Syria's President Assad Announces Amnesty For Draft Dodgers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters:* *Syria's Assad announces amnesty for draft dodgers - Syrian TV* BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday announced an amnesty for men at home and abroad who have dodged conscription, to help bolster the ranks of an army severely depleted by four years of battling armed insurgents. The decree, announced on state television, pardons those who violated Syria's conscription law, an offence punishable by imprisonment and sometimes death. It underscores the government's difficulty in mobilising men to help fight a protracted war in the face of a bloody ...more »

Food Watch: How will you be celebrating National Lasagna Day (coming up Wednesday)?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*by Ken* It's so hard keeping track of all these important holidays! At least we've got some advance notice for this biggie. Once I was alerted to the momentous event, I turned up an entry on a slightly odd nevertheless clearly caring site called Altius Directory, which I didn't know anything about (and apparently wasn't curious enough to explore further). It's safe to say, though, that the people at Altius, or at any rate somebody at Altius, have/has lasagna in their (his/her) heart, and that lasagna-heartnedness will take us a long way in our anticipation of Wednesday's festivi... more »

The F-35's Gatling Gun Has Only Enough Bullets To Fire For 4 Seconds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*U.S. Air Force*:* Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB* EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset, a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 mm rounds known as the GAU-22/A. Unlike the Marine Corps and Navy variants, the GAU-22/A is integrated internally to the F-35A. In the other variants, the gun is mounted to the outside as a pod. A similar weapon, GAU-12, has been used on the AV-8B Harrier. The first phase of testing started June 9, wh... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
lunar anomilies

Two killed/ 4 wounded Attack on Military Vehicle in Turkey

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 3 hours ago
Two killed, four wounded as a result of an attack on a military vehicle in Turkey baku, Azerbaijan, July 26*Trend:* Terrorists blew up a military vehicle which was carrying troops in the province of Diyarbakir, Turkey. As a result, two soldiers were killed, four wounded, Milliyet reported. The wounded soldiers were taken to hospital. Diyarbakir, Turkey- further east and deeper into Turkish territory- heading towards Iran Interesting location * Don't Miss, must read, with multiple updates:* Turkey: Creating "Safe Zones", Fighting for it's Survival, Turkey's letter to UN * Turkey by... more »

"I Am Here - I Am Here..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"An active life serves the purpose of giving man the opportunity to realize values in creative work, while a passive life of enjoyment affords him the opportunity to obtain fulfillment in experiencing beauty, art, or nature. But there is also purpose in that life which is almost barren of both creation and enjoyment and which admits of but one possibility of high moral behavior: namely, in man's attitude to his existence, an existence restricted by external forces. A creative life and a life of enjoyment are banned to him. But not only creativeness and enjoyment are meaningful. If ... more »

"Take Care..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Take care to get what you like in life, or you will be forced to like what you get." - George Bernard Shaw

"There May Be..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"There may be trouble ahead, But while there’s moonlight and music and love and romance, Let’s face the music and dance." - Irving Berlin, 1888-1989, American songwriter, “Follow the Fleet”

The Hidden Awakening Inside Religion

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Soren Dreier* - If Jesus hadn’t been, would we even have that concept of a better world? The post The Hidden Awakening Inside Religion appeared first on Waking Times .

Gabrielle Penney, 20, and Kyle O’Neill, 26

Dana at The Galloping Beaver - 5 hours ago
These two troglodytes decided that it would be cool to go on vacation and leave a 9 week old puppy locked in the bathroom of their apartment - for 2 weeks.  Here's the thing. At some point in the future one or both of them are quite likely to become parents. In a perfect world not together but still... What does some poor unsuspecting human child have in store ?

"Why Aussies are the world's biggest losers"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
If there's one thing I think we can be pretty sure about it's that the BBC's former Gaza correspondent Jon Donnison hasn't exactly warmed to his re-assignment as the BBC's Australia correspondent. Or to Australia. Or to (non-Muslim) Australians. His contempt for each and every one of them has been palpable. You may have heard his latest report from a few days ago - now published online too - into how bad Australia's gambling problem is. It was a complete jeremiad (a word coined in honour of Jeremy Bowen's reporting from Israel, obviously). I will admit that I was instantly scepti... more »

Olive Oil Prices Surge Due to Drought and Disease in Spain and Italy

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 5 hours ago
Salads have rarely been so expensively dressed after a combination of drought and disease pushed the price of olive oil up 10% so far this year, amid warnings from suppliers that harvests are the worst they have seen. The Italian... The post Olive Oil Prices Surge Due to Drought and Disease in Spain and Italy appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: Boehner Wants More ‘Facts’ Before Ending Planned Parenthood Funding. Here are 8.

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he wants to put “facts first” before using the appropriations process to end federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The most recent reports of harvesting and selling body parts from aborted unborn babies have renewed the... The post ANALYSIS: Boehner Wants More ‘Facts’ Before Ending Planned Parenthood Funding. Here are 8. appeared first on The Stream.

Six Years After Feds Raised Minimum Wage: What Were the Economic Results?

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 5 hours ago
Six years ago Friday marked the last time since the federal minimum wage was increased, and now with talks of raising it again, here is a look back at its impact. The federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25 per... The post Six Years After Feds Raised Minimum Wage: What Were the Economic Results? appeared first on The Stream.

Turks Bomb ISIS … but also the Kurds, Who are Fighting ISIS

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 5 hours ago
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it’s afraid of losing clout with the U.S., but its second front against Kurdish rebels in Iraq on Saturday could... The post Turks Bomb ISIS … but also the Kurds, Who are Fighting ISIS appeared first on The Stream.

House Preps $3 Billion Veterans Affairs Bailout to Avoid August Hospital Closures

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 5 hours ago
House Republicans next week are expected to call up and pass a last-minute bill that would let the Department of Veterans Affairs repurpose more than $3 billion in its budget, a change that’s needed to ensure VA hospitals can stay... The post House Preps $3 Billion Veterans Affairs Bailout to Avoid August Hospital Closures appeared first on The Stream.

"Picked Out a Coffin Yet? Take Ibuprofen and Die"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Picked Out a Coffin Yet? Take Ibuprofen and Die"* by Mike Whitney "Today we know that the risk of heart attack and stroke may occur early in treatment, even in the first weeks. There is no period of use shown to be without risk," says Judy Racoosin, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of FDAs Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products. - FDA website In case you missed it: The FDA has just issued a warning on various prescription and non-prescription drugs that Americans ingest by the boatload. As it happens, these seemingly benign pain relievers can kill you even if you ... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #32 DNA Projects, Disease and Implants on and in Humanity

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
*From: Denise* *Subject: Speed is of the UTMOST importance* *Date: July 25, 2015 at 9:17:56 PM GMT+2* *To: americankabuki@gmail.com* *Can you elaborate on the DNA projects in relation to recent human genetic diseases like Parkinsons, Alzheimer's, and others. Also, is there any "truth" to the theory that humans have been implanted with AI and Nanotechnology? If so can you elaborate.* *Yes, thank you for asking that question and with a resounding WELCOME we say to you that ALL who were opposed are joined in UNITY for the NOW.* *THE DNA PROJECTS were conducted in some shape and fo... more »

In-Depth: Europe Braces for a Revolutionary Leftist Backlash after Greek Drama

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 6 hours ago
A pre-revolutionary fervour is sweeping Europe. “The atmosphere is a little similar to the time after 1968 in Europe. I can feel, maybe not a revolutionary mood, but something like widespread impatience”. These were the words of European council president... The post In-Depth: Europe Braces for a Revolutionary Leftist Backlash after Greek Drama appeared first on The Stream.

Sphere Alliance Message #31 On the nature of the Golden Orb

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
*AK: Perhaps you can ask this for me?* In 2012 I think, I was a sleep in bed with my then wife who had the flu. She woke me up later in the night asking me if I saw the golden orb that flew threw the glass window. I thought at that moment it was the fever she had talking. She explained this gold ball of light flew thru the glass and moved around the room, when it saw that she saw it… it flew behind the plastic vertical blinds but the rays of light from the orb still came through the slats. Then it flew out and thru the glass into the night. The next morning it looked lik... more »

UPDATE: The streets of New York are not a healthy place for young alligators

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*by Ken* Even by the time my little piece appeared here last night, there was a sad sequel. It seemed a harmless enough little story: a small alligator observed making its way along Ninth Avenue at 205th Street in Northern Manhattan's Inwood neighborhood. We thought we left the poor creature safely in the custody of the NYPD, but further developments developed, as I learned from this pass-along from Noah, who keeps track of these things. The cops did their part, but it was to no avail. *Alligator found in upper Manhattan has died, but cause of death is a mystery* by Lisa L. Cola... more »

The Siren's Call

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
It's a funny thing, this blogging lark.... ....and it's also a funny thing how easy it is to slip into 'socialmediaspeak' - like beginning a post by saying, "It's a funny thing, this blogging lark", and then adding a few dots after it (for some strange reason)........................ I very much enjoyed Brendan O'Neill piece at the *Spectator *this week bemoaning the fact that we're increasingly giving up our privacy, thanks to the social media bug, by blabbing about our every move. It's a piece I read whilst working out on a treadmill (positioning my copy of the *Speccie* on the... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #30 Questions from Arthur and AK

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
On 7/25/15, at 4:15 PM, Arthur Koberinski wrote: If i were to ask a question.... I would ask in complete transparency....Why or for what purpose does the inbodiment of Arthur Koberinski remain disconnect or in a state of non remembrance.... (chuckle) AK: AND if they can answer the same question for me (AK/BILL) because its been running thru my head for some time, and its been a great deal of frustration that I do not have remembrance to the degree that Heather does. I get snippets or snap shots, yet I remember sitting in some Heated Galactic Council discussions but could never re... more »

FBI Chief on why agents should visit the Holocaust museum

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 6 hours ago
The fact that the FBI makes all of its agents visit the "Holocaust" museum tells you everything you need to know about who runs America.

July 25: the many faces of fascism

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 6 hours ago
Oh, you won't find any fascism in Section A news. In fact, you won't find anything in section A news. The headline on the front page assures us the provincial government won't force bilingualism on civil servants. This is in response to a report which suggested it aim for bilingualism in the TOP RANKS of the civil service WITHIN FIVE YEARS. The government's reply is in the first paragraph of the story, the only part of the story that most newspapers readers will read, along with the headline It gives the impression that howling mobs of Acadians are demanding control of the civil se... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #29Incoming Wave of Energy Coming SOONER than Calculated

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*This is a question I asked in regards to an upcoming post that they wanted posted ASAP....they seemed in a huge hurry to make a sudden statement.... Heather is currently reviewing the energy signature on that recent unsolicited message. * *Question: What is the rush? Is it the wave is almost here or is there a diplomatic issue at hand?* *This formal diplomatic venture is not the issue of the rush. As we stated the WAVE cannot be slowed; CANNOT BE STOPPED. We COULD NOT EVEN IF WE WISHED* *SO IT IS WITH UTMOST JOY THAT WE SAY THE WAVE ARRIVES EARLIER THAN OUR PREVIOUS CALCULA... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #28 - Questions from KK and Sphere Alliance Reply

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*AK note: Anime Bill is an aspect/fractal of ME or perhaps better expressed as another inbodyment of same Eternal Essence Lifestream that is my unique energy signature in this cosmos. Heather was the first one to notice this being, others have seen him as well. * *And no he didn't put Vera's miniature doberman pincher dogs in Spanish rabies quarantine... LOL!!! (not sure how that got started - its not true - but then lots of strange rumors came in the final days of Morocco). * *I have seen him in my dreams and on other occasions when I was able to connect with him. He is NOT... more »

Worship in a Time of War

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 7 hours ago
Few things are more distasteful to me than the prospect of watching well-fed, healthy, comfortable people who sleep well under the blanket of the rule of law, clapping and rocking while singing the hymn (ditty?), “He’s got the whole world... The post Worship in a Time of War appeared first on The Stream.

Of BBC science reporting, ghosts and Noel Gallagher

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Given that I seem to be on a bit of a mission at the moment about *Feedback*, I think I ought to post something about what was discussed on the rest of this week's programme. Three other subjects were covered. The first concerned the BBC's *science reporting*. Roger Bolton said that many Radio 4 listeners felt that the station's dedication to science programmes has improved under its present BBC supremo but some listeners still worry about its science reporting (specifically on current affairs programmes), worrying about how sensationalist it can sometimes seem (they say). A ... more »

As Democrats Fret over Uber and the ‘Sharing Economy,’ the GOP Moves In

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 7 hours ago
DENVER (AP) — The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new “sharing” economy. Republicans are hungry to exploit that ambivalence and make inroads into... The post As Democrats Fret over Uber and the ‘Sharing Economy,’ the GOP Moves In appeared first on The Stream.

Turkey: Creating "Safe Zones", Fighting for it's Survival, Turkey's letter to UN

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
* And not attempting an expansion?* *Reiterating:* Turkey by all appearances is defending it's borders. Turkey targeted brand ISIS from it's own airspace- Without entering Syrian airspace. *Question # 1: Why didn't/hasn't Turkey enter Syrian airspace? * *Is it because the US and company are in Syrian airspace? As they "fight ISIS" While aiding Kurds in their ethnic cleansing of area residents.* *If, we are supposed to believe Turkey is fighting alongside NATO allies- Why not enter Syrian airspace?* *IBTimes * * "Turkey's operations will, if needed, continue until the terror org... more »

TTIP: can there be EU-U.S. free trade?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
I am actually surprised that the European Union is negotiating a free trade pact with the United States, TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). Effectively, the United States could join the most useful "layer" of the European Union, the European free trade zone. For decades, the EU bureaucrats have been inventing increasingly complex regulations on names, genetically modified foods, concentration of one nutrient or another in each food, and so on, and so on. And suddenly, they would effectively allow the U.S. products that don't have to obey these conditions? Have th... more »

Yet another post about 'Dateline'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Yasmin A-B, looking her usual cheery self On a related matter, concerning today's *Dateline London*, this week's Brit on the panel was (former *Newsnight *presenter) Adam Raphael. Adam leans leftwards somewhat, politically-speaking (and seemed to out himself as being a Labour supporter today). On my previous (solo) blog (2009-10), I used to chronicle all the Brits on the *Dateline *panel, proving (if I say so myself) a very strong left-wing bias in the guest selection back then. Is that as true these days? Well, as I said in the last post, the UK portion of the guest list is the ... more »

Another post about 'Dateline'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Today's *Dateline London *was a classic of its kind. Were I Rod Liddle I'd used the phrase "bien pensant" at this point to describe its five participants (presenter Gavin Esler and his four guests). They discussed Turkey's policy towards the so-called so-called-Islamic-State, Jeremy Corbyn and U.S gun control. The idea behind the programme - which, as I've said before, is an excellent one - is meant to bring a varied, worldwide perspective on events. Unfortunately most of the people on *Dateline *guest list, wherever they come from in the world, share a surprisingly similar outloo... more »

This Is What The Soldier Of The Future Will Look Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Future Soldier. Graham Murdoch *Popular Science:* *The Future Of War: Soldier Enhancements* Grunts in the field will get a much-needed upgrade Equipment upgrades will give soldiers an advantage on the battlefield of tomorrow. Intelligence Augmented reality combat goggles—such as those being developed by Israeli Defense Forces and for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS)—will record everything a soldier sees. They will also provide an information overlay: The projected data could include navigation instructions, intelligence on enemy si... more »

Faith-Based Care Invisible to Health Researchers

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 9 hours ago
Christian, Islamic and other faith-based organizations provide extensive healthcare in the world’s poorest places, but are invisible to global health researchers, according to a series of papers published this month in medical journal The Lancet. The result is a dearth... The post Faith-Based Care Invisible to Health Researchers appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: ¿Se Habla Ann Coulter?

John Zmirak at The Stream - 9 hours ago
Ann Coulter is bold, brash, provocative, talented, fearless, witty, and outrageous. If she were on the left, she’d be lionized. (Lionessized?) She’d be widely regarded as an adornment to society. But she is not on the left. She is on... The post ANALYSIS: ¿Se Habla Ann Coulter? appeared first on The Stream.

Meet Emperor Harper

LeDaro at LeDaro - 9 hours ago
I have not done a picture lately. So here is a one of the Emperor Harper.

What I've Been Reading Recently

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Nicking this idea off Mark Carrigan, here's what I've read these last few months. *The Enigma of Capital* by David Harvey *The Cornish Trilogy* by Robertson Davies *Talcott Parsons: Theorist of Modernity* by Roland Robertson and Bryan S Turner (eds) *Sperm Wars* by Robin Baker *On the Steel Breeze* by Alastair Reynolds *Prostitution and Feminism: Toward a Politics of Feeling* by Maggie O'Neill *The Illuminatus! Trilogy* by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson *Joining Political Organisations* by Laura Morales *Voters and Voting* by Jocelyn Evans *Look Who's Back* by Timur Vermes *Krushche... more »

Lil'wat Nation Prepares for UN: Canada Stop Taking our Children Away

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Here is the first page of the booklet we will be delivering to the UN Human Rights Committee next week in Geneva. Although we cannot intervene in the meeting between the Human Rights Committee and Canada, during Canada's 6th review under the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, we will be there to hear what the HRC asks Canada - and how Canada responds. For full booklet, go to facebook

Evangelicalism’s Minority and Immigrant Future

David Mills at The Stream - 10 hours ago
Contrary to popular opinion, the Church is not dying in America; it is alive and well, but it is alive and well among the immigrant and ethnic minority communities and not among the majority white churches in the United States.... The post Evangelicalism’s Minority and Immigrant Future appeared first on The Stream.

Always Count On EMILY's List To Back Wretched Conservative Women Against Progressive Men-- Iowa Edition

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
EMILY's List perverting the meaning of "progressive" in IA-01 Every cycle EMILY's List picks at least one horrid conservative to get behind. People thought this might end after their campaign for Memphis recruit Nikki Tinker exploded in their face. But despite a change of leadership at the top of EMILY's List after that fiasco, they've continued viciously attacking progressive male candidates on behalf of wretched conservative women like Tinker. EMILY's List's filthy campaign against Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on behalf of conservaDem Wendy Greuel not only backfired and helped G... more »

Do Voters Think Hillary Clinton ‘Likable Enough’? Not in Some Swing States

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 10 hours ago
Barack Obama said before the New Hampshire primary during his contentious primary with Hillary Clinton in 2008 that she was “likable enough.” The quip got him in trouble with Clinton supporters, but Clinton’s likability is at the heart of her... The post Do Voters Think Hillary Clinton ‘Likable Enough’? Not in Some Swing States appeared first on The Stream.

Something's Gonna Give!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Donald Trump with family* Folks, I have an uneasy feeling about how quickly things are moving and morphing in the US Republican presidential campaign. Prior to the last day or so, I was thoroughly enjoying how Trump was injecting a fresh, if reckless, authenticity into the choreographed duet between the corporatist media and chosen puppet candidates. Suddenly, things started going sideways. Trump's rising poll numbers astonished and then infuriated the PTB. Trump's always bellicose behaviour became even more so. He's started to (gasp!) diss the reporters on the campaign trail. ... more »

PATHE VIDEO: RAF Bases In Iraq 1955

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago

Iran's Supreme Leader Tweets A Picture Of President Obama Committing Suicide

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
US president has said he could knock out Iran’s military. We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but.. pic.twitter.com/D4Co7fVuVg — Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) July 25, 2015 *WNU Editor:* Just when I think that I have now talked myself out discussing and posting on the Iran nuclear deal .... we now have this. How can I make a comment that would do true justice in pointing out how bizarre this is .... but also very revealing?

Live from the East London Mosque

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Well, Radio 4's *Sunday* has been moving towards this point for some time and, finally, the time has arrived. Here's tomorrow's running order:

Viva La In-Text Tables and Figures Revolution!

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
I try to save paper these days by reviewing manuscripts via PDFs on my computer or my tablet. It also makes it easier to read stuff while traveling–both to read on a plan and to carry less paper around. The biggest challenge in doing this is the habit/standard of people putting their tables/figures at the […]

Pray for Those Who Persecute You

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 11 hours ago
Like most people, I was appalled by the exposé of Planned Parenthood released last week by the Center for Medical Progress. Caught on video, Planned Parenthood’s senior medical director callously discusses the harvest and transfer of tiny hearts, lungs, and... The post Pray for Those Who Persecute You appeared first on The Stream.

Google enforces takedown order on Censored News: Anonymous member killed

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News Google has enforced a takedown order on Censored News and removed this article from Censored News: 'Canadian police kill Anonymous member defending Native land from dam.'   Google has not provided the specifics as to why it was removed.  Meanwhile, there are many articles on the web with the same information.  The important point is that there are conflicting

Why Are Some Of The Key Components Of The Iranian Nuclear Deal Shrouded In Secret?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Reuters *Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Bloomberg:* *Congress Alarmed by Iran Pact's Secret Understandings* As the White House campaign to persuade Congress about the wisdom of its Iran nuclear deal moves into its second week, important components of the complex agreement are emerging that will be shrouded from the public and in some cases from the U.S. government itself. The existence of these secret clauses and interpretations could undermine the public's trust in the Barack Obama administration's presentations about the nuclear pact. Already Republicans and other critics of the deal h...more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter: U.S. Failed To Anticipate Iran’s Role In Yemeni Rebellion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter walks along the tarmac with Chief of Staff Eric Rosenbach (L) and a member of his security team before boarding an E-4B military aircraft at Queen Alia Airport in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, en route to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Carolyn Kaster/Pool *Washington Times*: *Ashton Carter: Obama failed to anticipate Iran’s role in Yemeni rebellion* Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the Obama administration failed to anticipate that Iranian-backed Houthis rebels could, or would, oust the Yemeni ... more »

VIDEO: Views Of Harbor In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*She ‘made Lafayette the cool town’*

Regret after Tubal Ligation

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 12 hours ago
According to a 2008 study, “Sterilization … is used by more people than any other method of contraception” (Peterson, 2008). Female sterilization, also referred to as tubal ligation and tubal occlusion, is a medical procedure that closes or cuts the fallopian... The post Regret after Tubal Ligation appeared first on The Stream.

It's a Process

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
This is an interview with the great Pete Seeger shown at the recent "Seizing an Alternative" conference in California.

Late Friday Beaver - Random beaver shots

Demeur at Demeur - 12 hours ago
Random rants It's amazing we haven't seen more shootings in this country. Forget some ISIS extremist hiding under the bed. They're about as much threat as a stone gargoyle. No, worry about that quiet creepy guy on the bus who talks to himself. He's more of a threat should he be off his meds or worse if he took some of the meds they prescribe these days. (side effects and all) It was Ronald Reagan who opened up the doors to the mental hospitals back in the 80s and let everybody out. So now it's harder to get these folks help. Haven't seen what Obamacare covers so it's a safe bet... more »

Kenya: Obama Promotes Homosexual Rights while Kenya’s President Defends Laws against Gay Sex

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 12 hours ago
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says gay rights are a “nonissue” in Kenya and that the issue is not a priority. Kenyatta was asked about gay rights during a joint news conference with President Barack Obama in Nairobi. Obama voiced strong... The post Kenya: Obama Promotes Homosexual Rights while Kenya’s President Defends Laws against Gay Sex appeared first on The Stream.

What Should the Government Do About Low Oil Prices?

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
Oil prices have been down this year. How should policy makers respond? We put this question to a group of energy researchers, professionals, and other experts. They presented a variety of suggestions that run the gamut — from imposing a... The post What Should the Government Do About Low Oil Prices? appeared first on The Stream.

Arizona Rep Gosar sinks to new lows in paternalism and white supremacy

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Apache Stronghold grandmothers terrified Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar this week when they came to his office door at the US Captiol. Gosar called the cops on them. By Brenda Norrell Censored News Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar -- who called the cops on Apache Stronghold grandmothers who came to his US Capitol office -- sank to many new lows this week, even for Arizona politicians. In a statement

A questionable 'Newsnight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Four other things, following on from that James O'Brien/*Newsnight* post... Firstly, the following discussion - about whether the UK political centre is losing ground to the 'hard' Right and the 'hard' Left, with the Conservatives heading rightwards (according to James O'Brien) and Labour heading leftwards - featured a peculiar balance of opinions. The two left-wing guests - Rhona Cameron and Tariq Ali - were both 'hard' left-wingers, saying pretty much the same things in different ways [Rhona very loudly, Tariq much more quietly]. The two other guests - Peter Oborne and Annunzi... more »

ANALYSIS: Minimum Wage OR Minimum Unemployment?

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 13 hours ago
The $15 minimum wage law in Seattle dramatically influences determinants of business owners’ hiring practices. In many cases, wages are the highest economic cost in the production process, making hiring new employees a risky endeavor. Regardless of size, businesses of all... The post ANALYSIS: Minimum Wage OR Minimum Unemployment? appeared first on The Stream.

MEDIA BIAS: New York Times Alters Clinton Email Story

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 13 hours ago
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 the changes. The paper... The post MEDIA BIAS: *New York Times* Alters Clinton Email Story appeared first on The Stream.

Presidential Candidates Ideas for Boosting Wages Reveal Different Diagnoses

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 13 hours ago
With unemployment low, decent growth anticipated for this year and the Federal Reserve preparing to raise interest rates, America’s economy looks rosier. That has not stopped candidates for president from worrying about it. With the economy back on its feet,... The post Presidential Candidates Ideas for Boosting Wages Reveal Different Diagnoses appeared first on The Stream.

China’s NGO Law: Countering Western Soft Power and Subversion

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*July 25, 2015* (Eric Draitser - NEO) - China has recently taken an important step in more tightly regulating foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) inside the country. Despite condemnation from so called human rights groups in the West, China’s move should be understood as a critical decision to assert sovereignty over its own political space. Naturally, the shrill cries of “repression” and “hostility toward civil society” from western NGOs have done little to shake the resolve of Beijing as the government has recognized the critical importance of cutting off all avenues for... more »

Iran Wants To Buy And Sell Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Photo:* Defiant: Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has reportedly vowed to continue buying and selling arms around the world *Daily Mail:* *Iran vows to buy weapons 'wherever and whenever possible' and says it will sell arms to 'whomever it considers appropriate' in the latest embarrassing blow to American-led nuclear deal* * Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister said nuclear agreement will not shackle Iran * Abbas Araghchi claimed it actually allows the country to trade more freely * Told state TV that America agreed to relax restrictions on Iran's arms dealing, according to ... more »

How the Media is Promoting Polyamory. The New “Marriage Equality”?

Ryan Anderson at The Stream - 13 hours ago
ABC News is mainstreaming the practice of polyamory — that is, group marriage — with a story titled, Two Moms, One Dad, Two Babies Make One Big Happy Polyamorous Family. The video (which you should watch at your own discretion,... The post How the Media is Promoting Polyamory. The New “Marriage Equality”? appeared first on The Stream.

Iran Mocks U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry's 'Empty Threats' Over Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The Guardian: *Iran hits out at John Kerry's 'empty threats' over nuclear deal* Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said remarks by the US that military force is still on the table should be consigned to the last century Iran hit out on Friday against the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, accusing him of threatening military action against Tehran if it fails to respect a historic nuclear deal sealed on 14 July. “Unfortunately the US Secretary of State once again talked about the rotten rope of ‘the ability of the US for using military force’,” said the Iranian Foreign Minist... more »

DENVER Dine' Protest Proposed Saddle Butte Pipeline and Fracking of Chaco Region

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
SEVERAL DINE ADVOCATES, COLORADO ALLIES, and OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS FROM MEXICO, UNITE TO PROTEST SADDLE BUTTE PIPELINE TO PREVENT FURTHER FRACKING, DESTRUCTION TO OUR PRECIOUS GROUND WATER, DESTRUCTION OF OUR COMMUNITIES, FAMILIES, AND LAND, and DESTRUCTION OF OUR SACRED SITES.Dine' and advocates press statement Censored News Photos by Krystal Curley, Dine' July 24, 2015 Today a

Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Gallop:* *Sanders Surges, Clinton Sags in U.S. Favorability* PRINCETON, N.J. -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' favorable rating among Americans has doubled since Gallup's initial reading in March, rising to 24% from 12% as he has become better known. Hillary Clinton's rating has slipped to 43% from 48% in April. At the same time, Clinton's unfavorable rating increased to 46%, tilting her image negative and producing her worst net favorable score since December 2007. *WNU Editor:* The more that Hillary Clinton talks .... the quicker her polls go down. The more that Bernie Sanders sp... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #27 - Blood Type AB

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
Hi American Kabuki, I have an important question for Denise to ask the Alliance contact Please. I have AB negative blood and was hoping Denise could ask the Sphere Alliance where this blood comes from, I would be so grateful for your help!!! Suzanne France *With LOVE and JOY we answer this question for there are many who ask it internally. We have said that blood type and positive and negative are earth based labels and our technology for 'blood matching' is very advanced and we add that any 'blood' can be replicated and 'transfused' with our even early-stage outer technology... more »

Why President Obama Has Miscalculated The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Niall Fergusen, WSJ:* *The Iran Deal and the ‘Problem of Conjecture’* Obama is hoping that the nuclear pact will lead to equilibrium in the Middle East. All the evidence points the other way. In making the case for his nuclear-arms-control deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, President Obama has confronted Congress with a stark choice. “There really are only two alternatives here,” he declared at last week’s press conference. “Either the issue of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon is resolved diplomatically through a negotiation or it’s resolved through force, through war.” This ... more »

Do Politicians Lie? Let's Ask Mark Pocan (D-WI) And Ted Cruz (R-TX)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
When Mark Pocan (D-WI): said "Politicians too often say one thing but actually do another," he was explaining how magic tricks are like what politicians do in Washington. Few people know that Mark is actually a magician himself and used to do magic shows to put himself through college. Yesterday, though, in the other chamber, Texas' right-wing extremist Ted Cruz went crazy on the floor, accusing his own caucus leader, Mitch McConnell, of lying. A politician lying? Politicians lie as a matter of course... lie for a living. And Mitch McConnell is a closet case whose entire life is ... more »

Turkish Jets Strike Kurds in Iraq, Complicating Anti-ISIS Fight

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Interesting headline*:T*urkish Jets Strike Kurds in Iraq, Complicating Anti-ISIS Fight* Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, authorities said Saturday, the first strike since a 2013 peace deal as Ankara also bombed ISIS positions in Syria. *The strikes in Iraq targeted the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK*, whose affiliates have been effective in battling ISIS. *The strikes further complicate the U.S.-led war against the extremists, which has relied on Kurdish forces making gains in both Iraq and Syria. * PKK, which has been *fighting Turk... more »

Obama DOJ Plans To Investigate … The Group That Busted Planned Parenthood

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Justice announced plans to investigate the group that produced undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees admitting that they harvest and sell organs ripped from the bodies of aborted babies. Politico reported the news of the coming... The post Obama DOJ Plans To Investigate … The Group That Busted Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.

Goodbye Pluto! Final Image of Dwarf Planet Reveals Strange Hazy Atmosphere

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
In its final farewell to Pluto, New Horizons has captured an incredible image of the dwarf planet bathed in a mysterious halo. The shot was taken just seven hours after the probe’s closest approach and shows peculiar layers of haze... The post Goodbye Pluto! Final Image of Dwarf Planet Reveals Strange Hazy Atmosphere appeared first on The Stream.

Weekend reads: Fame bias at journals; retractions as good news; hoarding data as bad news

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
This week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a widely covered paper on marriage and illness, and the resignation of a high-profile lab head in Toronto. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “Is there fame bias in editorial choice?” A debate continues (paywalled). Retractions are “indicators of science’s unique and growing penchant for telling the truth,” […] The post Weekend reads: Fame bias at journals; retractions as good news; hoarding data as bad news appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Yes Vangelis

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 14 hours ago

California Attorney General Targets Undercover Videos of Planned Parenthood

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she plans to review two undercover videos released by anti-abortion activists aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood’s procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers, to see if any laws... The post California Attorney General Targets Undercover Videos of Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.

Justice Department Investigators: Hillary’s Private Emails May Have Compromised Secret Government Information

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new letter by intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever. Clinton, the... The post Justice Department Investigators: Hillary’s Private Emails May Have Compromised Secret Government Information appeared first on The Stream.

New TV Series Takes on Abortion

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 15 hours ago
There is a lot of talk about equality these days. Equality amongst genders, races, religions, sexual orientations; you name it, there’s a movement for equality. What about equal rights for the unborn? Wretched Radio is fighting for the equal rights for... The post New TV Series Takes on Abortion appeared first on The Stream.

Louisiana Theater Gunman Built Reputation as an Angry Provocateur

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
In 2014, facing eviction from his Alabama home, John Russell Houser set out to make sure no one else could ever live in that house. He poured concrete down the drains and cemented the fuse box shut. He splattered paint... The post Louisiana Theater Gunman Built Reputation as an Angry Provocateur appeared first on The Stream.

11 Things You Should Remind Yourself of Daily

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Luminita Saviuc* - Here are 11 things you should remind yourself daily that will bring more sunshine into your life. The post 11 Things You Should Remind Yourself of Daily appeared first on Waking Times.

MENA Report - July 25-26 , 2015 Iran Updates ( After the Nuclear Talks Deal , comes the challenges of congressional / parliamenatary reviews in both the US and Iran , working through nuts and bolts of implementation , Iran reintegration back into the global economy ) ..... Iraq & Syria Regional War Updates ( Turkey airstrikes in Iraq & Syria against PKK and ISIS respectively could change dynamics of conflicts ) ..... Yemen Regional proxy war in focus...... Libya in focus.....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Links.... *Saudi Airstrikes Kill 120 Civilians in S. Yemen* *Kerry Warns Israel Against Attacking Iran* *Turkish Warplanes Bomb ISIS, Killing Nine* *US Sees Peshmerga as Model for Anti-ISIS Forces* Obama Officials Tell Haaretz: Netanyahu Would Reject Any Iran Deal – Except Capitulation Israeli Officials: US Seeking to Stifle Discussion of Dangers of Iran Deal Kerry to Senators: No 'Fantasy' Alternative to Iran Deal Iran Eyes $185 Billion Oil and Gas Projects After Sanctions Iran Nuclear Deal Safeguards Seem Effective: Saudi FM European Business Reps Congregate on ... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Helis doing only permitted work at drill site, Tammany officials say after inspection ~Sara Pagones, New Orleans Advocate *

They Don't See Much

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://aclayjar.blogspot.ca The Harperites want to build a monument to the "victims of Communism." China is one of the last officially communist countries. Yet Mr. Harper and Rob Nicholson, his Foreign Affairs Minister, have taken a curious approach to China. China has been cracking down on human rights activists for some time, writes Jonathan Manthorpe: The crackdown on human rights activists has huge implications. The emergence of this group over the last 10 years represents the most serious threat to the survival of China’s o... more »

Musical Interlude: Trevor Jones, “The Last of the Mohicans, Promentory”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Trevor Jones, “The Last of the Mohicans, Promentory” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MZu2pD3QPY

James O'Brien: "What does "right-wing" mean?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
*Newsnight* presenter James O'Brien went to a couple of watering holes in London for last night's programme - the first a pub where Nigel Farage hangs out, the second a posh eating place where left-wingers hang out. In the process, he offered us his take on a few things, including what it means to be "right-wing". [Please make sure you've not got a hot drink in your hand while you read it or you might be liable to drop it and scold yourself]: What does "right-wing" mean? People who tell me they're "right-wing" in pubs like this often seem to think that a problem has been identifie... more »

'Stupidity of the American Policy'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
RT reports: There are no grounds to keep Russia sanctions in place, said member of the French National Assembly Thierry Mariani, who heads the parliamentary delegation currently on a two-day visit to Crimea. “As the US is lifting Cuba blockades, I see no reasons for Europe to keep Russia sanctions in place,” Mariani told reporters after speaking at the Crimean Parliament in Simferopol on Thursday. He added that he felt the effect of sanctions as the delegation’s mobile phones stopped operating because European companies refuse to provide service in the area. The Crimean status re... more »

Convicted Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Given Parole By The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* Israeli spy who was jailed for life in 1987 after collecting 1,500 pieces of intelligence and 800 classified documents while serving as a U.S. Navy officer is set to be freed* * US Navy intelligence officer Jonathan Pollard convicted of spying for Israel * Texas native had turned over more than 800 highly classified documents * Is serving time in federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, after guilty plea * Release of 60-year-old could help smooth relations after Iran nuclear deal * Has November parole consideration and US Parole Commission will decide * Supporters say... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Some reflections about education* By JR I guess lots of people have heard old fogies like me complaining that education "ain't what it used to be". And of course it is not. The world of today is different from the past and education must reflect that to some extent. A century ago, a "Greekless" person was regarded as not fully educated, for instance. Even if you were not fluent in ancient Greek, you were expected to know the more famous quotations and be able to at least figure out the bits that you did not know. These days a knowledge of html is much more important and hel... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Jim's latest scare too extreme even for many Warmists* *I pointed out some of the problems with Jim Hansen's latest scary sea level prognostications on Friday. A few more comments below* Former Top NASA Scientist James Hansen Predicts Catastrophic Rise In Sea Levels – ‘Projects sea levels rising as much as 10 feet in the next 50 years.’ – The paper has already ruffled some, including Associated Press science writer Seth Borenstein, who said on Twitter that he would not cover it — primarily because it had not yet been peer-reviewed, a process that allows other scientists to cri... more »

Benedict Option, Meet the Center for Medical Progress

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to invent a right to same-sex ‘marriage,’ we all felt beaten and helpless. Five unelected judges who serve for life had reached into the Constitution, scrawled their private opinions between the lines,... The post Benedict Option, Meet the Center for Medical Progress appeared first on The Stream.

Ted Cruz to GOP Leader: You Lied.

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
Firebrand Republican senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz did something surprising in the Senate on Friday: He accused the head of his party, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of lying to his colleagues. “We know now that when the majority leader... The post Ted Cruz to GOP Leader: You Lied. appeared first on The Stream.

Google Rents Greek Ruins in Sicily for Top-Secret ‘Strategy Camp’

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 16 hours ago
The internet colossus Google has decided there is no point in hiding its light under a bushel. For the company’s latest high-powered executive team-building dinner it is said to have hired out a space in Sicily’s Valley of the Temples,... The post Google Rents Greek Ruins in Sicily for Top-Secret ‘Strategy Camp’ appeared first on The Stream.

Italy’s Mafia is Profiting From the Immigration Crisis

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 16 hours ago
The Mafia in Italy have demonstrated devious ingenuity in everything from drug trafficking to counterfeiting. Now they’re exploiting the immigration crisis. The care and feeding of such migrants may end up costing the Italian government as much as €800m per... The post Italy’s Mafia is Profiting From the Immigration Crisis appeared first on The Stream.

U.S. Fears Data Stolen by Chinese Hacker Could Identify Spies

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 16 hours ago
American officials are concerned that the Chinese government could use the stolen records of millions of federal workers and contractors to piece together the identities of intelligence officers secretly posted in China over the years. The potential exposure of the... The post U.S. Fears Data Stolen by Chinese Hacker Could Identify Spies appeared first on The Stream.

Economic News , Data and Views ( July 25 , 2015 ) Commodities crashing and the global implications ..... German Political scene - Schauble influence greater than Merkel's at present ..... Spain in foocus - Farmers threaten boycott of French food industry over milk prices , employment by region , spanish influence on international political scene waning , olive oil prices rises due to disease in Spain and Italy .......Italy in focus - business items of note .... Greece Updates for Saturday ( political front , creditor talks , economic news , items of interest )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Tweets..... Commodities crash..... *MineForNothing *@ minefornothing 10m 10 minutes ago Commodity Collapse Is not Slowing Down Amid Worst Week of 2015 http: // bloom.bg/1KpkawP *Pedro da Costa* ‏@pdacosta 3h 3 hours ago Miners shed thousands of jobs as *commodities* plunge; Anglo-American to cut 53,000 positions http://on.wsj.com/1CUaaJl *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 4h 4 hours ago Hedge Funds Are Holding First-Ever #Gold Net-Short Position. http:// bloom.bg/1SGmpuM [image: Embedded image permalink] *SoberLook.com* ‏@SoberLook 6h 6 hours... more »

School-Age Boy Acts as a Child Laborer – Watch How People React

Waking Times at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video -* Watch how people on streets react on seeing a child laborer holding a placard that reads: "I want to go to school. Will you help me?" The post School-Age Boy Acts as a Child Laborer – Watch How People React appeared first on Waking Times.

Pres. Obama Makes First Visit to Kenya as President

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
Pres. Barack Obama returns to his father’s homeland of Kenya in Africa. The post Pres. Obama Makes First Visit to Kenya as President appeared first on The Stream.

New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
In never-before-released photographs taken on Sept. 11, 2001, the shock, horror and gravity of the terrorist attacks can be read on the faces of President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, their wives Laura and Lynne, National Security Adviser Condoleezza... The post New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks appeared first on The Stream.

Gay Baker Blasts Gay Couples Who Force Christian Bakers to Bake Wedding Cake

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 16 hours ago
We’ve heard a lot about gay couples … and state governments … trying to force Christian bakeries to bake cakes for same-sex weddings. One self-described gay baker says he’s “disgusted.” Soon after Oregon fined Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweetcakes... The post Gay Baker Blasts Gay Couples Who Force Christian Bakers to Bake Wedding Cake appeared first on The Stream.

As Trump Stumps on the Border, Where Do The Rest of The Candidates Fall on Immigration?

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
In the wake of his incendiary comments on illegal immigrants, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border Friday to draw attention to his stance on immigration. But where do the rest of the candidates stand? By 2060 the Census Bureau estimates nearly... The post As Trump Stumps on the Border, Where Do The Rest of The Candidates Fall on Immigration? appeared first on The Stream.

5 People Changing the World As We Know It

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - These conscious leaders are changing the conversation about our future. The post 5 People Changing the World As We Know It appeared first on Waking Times.

Typhoons and Su-30MKI Joined for Training in the UK

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Su-30MKI Flanker and Eurofighter Typhoon]A 190-member Indian Air Force contingent, operating four Su-30 fighters, an IL-78 tankers, one C-17 strategic transport aircraft and one C-130J tactical airlifter, is training in the UK this week as part of a ten-day long bilateral exercise ‘Indradhanush’. The exercise began July 21 and will last through the end of JUly. The goal of the exercise is to project air power in transcontinental deployment, as part of a task force comprising Su-30 MKI fighters, IL-78 tankers, C-17 strategic and C-130J tactical airlift aircraft. The exercise... more »

Investigation Ordered Into String of Russian Air Force Crashes

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu]Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered an investigation into the shocking loss of seven military aircraft in crashes during routine training exercises since the beginning of June, news agency RIA Novosti reported Friday. The crashes appear to show that an increase in Russian military activity connected to the crisis in Ukraine is straining the air force to breaking point. “The accident rate for military aviation continues to be one of the most acute problems [facing the military],” Shoigu said in a meeting at the Defense Mi... more »

Why would Russia deploy bombers in Crimea?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Tu-22M Backfire]Russian defence ministry sources say a squadron of Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers will be based in Crimea - but experts question the strategic value of such a move for Russia. Russia's Interfax news agency reported the plan, quoting an unnamed ministry source, though it has not been officially confirmed. Other Russian media also reported it. Russia has previously pledged to beef up its military forces in Crimea, which has been internationally isolated since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in March 2014. Read more

Who's the Winner at the Downing Civilian Airliners and Destroying Ancient Artifacts Competition?  (Who Makes the Money from Mayhem?)  Hillary Should Move To GOP Candidacy

We know how little we're told that is accurate as far as the great powers' affairs go. Washington's blog seems to have better research than most. Downing Civilian Airliners and Destroying Ancient Artifacts July 24, 2015 by Robert BarsocchiniInvestigative journalist Robert Parry continues to report the use by the US vanguard of the MH-17 tragedy as a propaganda tool against Russia. The US

Iran Carrier Mockup Anchored off Bandar Abbas

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Iran Carrier Mockup Anchored off Bandar Abbas]Prior to signing the historic nuclear deal between the EU3+3 and Iran earlier this month, Iran’s propaganda piece, a mock-up of a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, was moved outside the harbor of Bandar Abbas. Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in June shows the mockup floating west of the peninsular breakwaters at the Iranian naval base. The mockup was used in the Great Prophet 9 exercise earlier this year to demonstrate Iran’s resolve in closing the Strait of Hormuz. Imagery shows that it had been towed away from its ... more »

LRSAM to be test-fired in India in Oct: BDL Chief

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The Long Range Surface Air Missile (LR-SAM) will be tested-fired in India, coming October. LRSAM, also known as Barak-8, being co-developed by India and Israel had already been successfully flight-tested against a flying target in Israel in November 2014. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have joined hands for developing LRSAM, which has a range of 70 km Read more

HMS Sutherland begins its new service with a BANG

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
A Devonport-based frigate has started its new role following an extensive refit with a serious bang. HMS Sutherland, known as The Fighting Clan, has once again proven her fighting worth by firing her 4.5in main gun for the first time since coming out of refit in March. The firing, filmed in the South Coast exercise area, demonstrates HMS Sutherland's weapons systems were working correctly and saw the 88lbs shell shot from the barrel of her main gun at more than twice the speed of sound. Read more

Brazilian Navy Displays New Research Vessel

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Brazil’s navy presented the Vital de Oliveira, the latest addition to its scientific fleet, which boasts 28 types of equipment for different disciplines and has become the country’s most complete research vessel. “Brazil’s naval vessels usually have between four and five types of equipment,” Cmdr. Aluizio Maciel told EFE. “Here we have 28.” “Some of this equipment is unprecedented,” he said. “We are the first to use them here.” Read more

Russian Navy's New Corvette Equipped With KRET Electronic Warfare Systems

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Project 20380 (Steregushchy) class FS]The Russian Navy commissions its latest corvette at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant, outfitted with electronic warfare systems developed by KRET enterprises. The corvette will join the Pacific Fleet's naval forces and is equipped with guided missiles. This ship is the third Project 20380 corvette to be built at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant for the Pacific Fleet. As stated by Roman Martov, head of the Pacific Fleet’s press service, the plant will commission another Project 20380 corvette by the end of this year. Read more

Two Varshavyanka-Class Stealth Subs to Join Russian Black Sea Fleet in 2015

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: RFS Rostov on Don (B-237) SSK]Two Russian Varshavyanka-class submarines, the Novorossiysk and the Rostov-on-Don, will be transferred to the Black Sea Fleet in August and December respectively, the Southern Military District's press service said Friday. Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric subs feature advanced stealth technology, extended combat ranges and the ability to strike land, surface and underwater targets. They have been dubbed "black holes in the ocean" by the US Navy because they are virtually undetectable when submerged. "In August, the submarine 'Novorossiysk' wil... more »

Pakistan to buy submarines from China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Type 039A (Yuan) ckass SSK]Pakistan will buy eight submarines from China in what is being described as the largest ever defence deal between the two countries, local media reported on Friday. The local Express Tribune disclosed that the two countries had agreed to the multi-billion dollar deal that would see Beijing provide eight submarines to the Pakistan Navy. However, no details of the deal were available. An announcement by the finance ministry stated that Pakistan and China had reached an understanding on matters of defence cooperation relating to the Pakistan Navy. R... more »

Autism, Cancer and viral viruses: The Nagalase link in Vaccines

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
The story of , now 8, doctor deaths in the south eastern US has rocked social media recently. A very large finger is being pointed at the fact that this is NOT a "coincidence". The vast majority of people re-posting these stories on facebook etc, are focused on the autism angle, but there is, I suspect, SOOOO much MORE. "Autism" is the "go to" reason that many people refuse vaccines for their children, and the main focus of a vast majority of the outspoken families trying to wake the world up to the dangers of vaccines. But Autism is just one single piece of this puzzle and many ... more »

'Panorama' judged to have broken the law

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Do you recall The Curious Incident of the Panorama Episode that Disappeared in the Night - that election-related edition featuring Richard Bacon and Nate Silver which mysteriously disappeared from the BBC iPlayer? Had it been removed because people at the BBC wanted to spare their own blushes, given the programme's embarrassingly inaccurate predications? Had it been removed because it contained a particularly egregious case of political bias? Well, it turns out that it broke the law over road safety. According to an expert in *The Caravan Times* (which I've just stumbled acros... more »

Military Photo of the Day: July 25, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
The Thunderbirds fly over Niagara Falls, N.Y., on July 20, 2015. Thank you to Senior Airman Jason Couillard for capturing this breathtaking image! The post Military Photo of the Day: July 25, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.

Report: Drones And Supersoldiers Are The Future Of Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
HALO might be a pretty accurate description of the future. Source: Supplied *News.com.au:* *Report predicts drones and supersoldiers are the future of warfare* ROBOTS calling the shots in the skies, while technologically advanced supersoldiers patrol the ground — this is the future of warfare according to a new report predicting combat over the coming decades. The report, Visualizing the Tactical Ground Battlefield in the Year 2050, was the result of a workshop held with leaders from the US Defence Department, Army Research Lab, Institute for Defence Analysis and a select number... more »

How you surely can't recover information from a black hole

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Lots of papers that make it to the arXiv these days (but maybe a minority) are completely wrong. Some of the most crazily wrong papers that make it through the arXiv filters are those that are soon hyped by the blogs and the media. That's also the case of the preprint How to Recover a Qubit That Has Fallen Into a Black Hole by Aidan Chatwin-Davies, Adam S. Jermyn, and Sean M. Carroll which has been "promoted" by a guest blog written by the first co-author on the blog of the third co-author. Holy cow. This short paper is just so incredibly wrong in such an incredibly stupid way! ... more »

U.S. Intelligence Fears That After Government Data On Employees Were Stolen, China Will Be Able To Identify Spies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen. (Edgar Su/Reuters) *New York Times:* *U.S. Fears Data Stolen by Chinese Hacker Could Identify Spies* WASHINGTON — American officials are concerned that the Chinese government could use the stolen records of millions of federal workers and contractors to piece together the identities of intelligence officers secretly posted in China over the years. The potential exposure of the intelligence officers could prevent a large cadre of American spies from ever being posted abroad again, current and former intelligen... more »

Back to Life, Back from Cambodia?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 22 hours ago
Canada, a staunchly prochoice country, nonetheless has its equally staunch fetus freaks. Their cause is hopeless but they keep stomping their little feet and SHRIEEEEKING. Case in point: the Parental Consent campaign, a co-masturbation between Saskatchewan ProLife and Dominionist ARPA. They've been told repeatedly that it ain't gonna happen, yet they persist. One might find this pathetic or even quixotically amusing. Except. The campaign continues to disseminate harmful LIES. Yesterday, it tweeted this statement: "Abortion has a profound impact on adolescent girls," accompanied ... more »

Prognostications, Predictions & Prophecies:Another Year of Alarmism About Iran's Nuclear Program

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 22 hours ago
"We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by the real world, with the rest of us, but by his fantasies as well." - Richard Hofstadter, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," Harper's Magazine, November 1964 Well, it's that time of year again. It has now been four years since I published "The Phantom Menace: Fantasies,

Into the woods

risa bear at A Way to Live - 23 hours ago
We took a break between the heat waves to try out "Tessa," the new teardrop trailer. Last summer we went tent camping and I think it it was for the last time! Old bones and all that. So we asked a local builder to provide us with a roof and walls -- with cabinets, 12V and 110V wiring, a galley, and a set of wheels -- for an honest to goodness *mattress*. The trailer works as expected and the journey, a quiet one to a quiet place not far away, went well. We have provisioned Tessa for emergency trips, such as evacuation in case of a wildfire reaching Stony Run, which could happen u... more »

Vangelis

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago

Labour leadership contest: left is left and right is right and never the twain should meet. If it does, Britain will be the loser!

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
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 on Repeat? Opponents Accuse Obama of Mishandling Hostage Issue With Iran

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
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.

"So this alligator was crossing 9th Ave in #Inwood...no, really" (with unhappy update)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*UPDATE: The news is not good (see link below)* *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 ne... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation 2"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation 2" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilsk2vkEWmA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“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 »

Chet Raymo, "The Song of Amergin"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"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 »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Do You Remember?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"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”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“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 »

"The Way..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"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

BWorld 12, Investments, APEC and economic liberalization

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
* 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 »

Psychology: “20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“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 »

Memphis Belle

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Carlos Castaneda, "The Predator of Man"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"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 »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Remember That..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Your country ain't your blood. Remember that.” - Santino “Sonny” Corleone

"Why Not?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
God knows we have an over abundance of *that*, anyway...

Hillary's Sister Souljah Moment

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Tonight's Movie Is Play Dirty (1969)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
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.

Viral Video Story of Black Man’s Traffic Stop Offers Timely Reminder

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
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.

Theater Victims were Popular Student and Outgoing Artist

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
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.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 24, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*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 »

New York Times Editor Says Paper Endorses Republicans That It ‘Dislikes The Least’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
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.

13 Undecided Democrats to Watch on the Iran Deal

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
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.

July 25: Yesterday, I wrote of how a reporter handled the Greece crisis...

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
....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 »

Obama Slammed By British Conservatives for Interfering In UK Referendum

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
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.

World News Briefs -- July 24, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*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 »

Will the right-wing perpetrators and co-conspirators pay any price for their bogus smear campaign against Planned Parenthood?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*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 »

Nihigaal bee lina Shiprock Block Party July 25, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
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.

ANALYSIS: Iran is Working with al Qaeda

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 1 day ago
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.

Texas Supreme Court Orders Houston City Council: Repeal Pro-LGBT Ordinance or Put It to a Vote

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
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 Establishes ‘Chattanooga Heroes Fund’ To Honor Slain Marines

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
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 Using Children’s Movie to Defend Killing Children?

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
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.

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Corps paid $4 million to firm that challenged contracting for New Orleans pump stations ~Mark Schleifstein*

Satire: “Bar Officially Cannot Be Lowered”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
- 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.

The Islamic State In Libya Is Losing Ground

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
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 »

The True Power Structure Embedded in our Global Reality

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*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"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"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 »

Midday Musical Interlude: Dr. John, “Right Place Wrong Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Dr. John, “Right Place Wrong Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5zPqgQ67yo

Paul Mason Debates Post-Capitalism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
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 

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