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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

29 July - Blogs I'm Following

A scan of the document ordering the establishm...A scan of the document ordering the establishment of the United States Air Force Reserve Command. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Rep. Albert Wynn (left) joins Gloria ...English: Rep. Albert Wynn (left) joins Gloria Feldt (right), President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, on the steps of the Supreme Court, to rally in support of the pro-choice movement on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10:29pm MDST

Fracking in California – Thanks for the Insanity, Dick!

Waking Times at Waking Times - 55 minutes ago
*Video -* Featuring an all-star cast from Los Angeles, these 3 short comedic videos are part of the voice of the movement against fracking in California. The post Fracking in California – Thanks for the Insanity, Dick! appeared first on Waking Times.

Court Bars Release of Planned Parenthood Videos

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 1 hour ago
There are new developments in the on-going Planned Parenthood video scandal saga, according to FoxNews.com: A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue... The post Court Bars Release of Planned Parenthood Videos appeared first on The Stream.

House Republicans Vote To Prevent The EPA From Enforcing Regulations That Protect The Public

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
A Republican vision of public health Only two "Democrats"-- both right-wing Blue Dogs, Henry Cuellar and Collin Peterson-- voted for the Republicans' REIN Act (HR 427) Tuesday afternoon. Todd Young (R-IN) was the chief sponsor, but the enthusiasm among Republicans was huge-- 171 cosponsors. It passed 243-165. Ted Lieu, an active duty Air Force Reserve officer was in California on official business and couldn't vote. But he explained to his constituents why he opposes the bill, which he termed a radical, potentially unconstitutional House Republican-authored bill that guts the abili... more »

Musical Interlude: Enya, “Watermark”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Enya, “Watermark” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiFTXckh0zU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“How fast can a black hole spin? If any object made of regular matter spins too fast- it breaks apart. But a black hole might not be able to break apart- and its maximum spin rate is really unknown. Theorists usually model rapidly rotating black holes with the Kerr solution to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, which predicts several amazing and unusual things. Perhaps its most easily testable prediction, though, is that matter entering a maximally rotating black hole should be last seen orbiting at near the speed of light, as seen from far away. *Click image for larger size.*... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Solitude Is Not The Absence of Love”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Solitude Is Not The Absence of Love”* by Paulo Coelho “Without solitude, Love will not stay long by your side, because Love needs to rest as well, so that it can journey through the heavens and reveal itself in other forms. Without solitude, no plant or animal can survive, no soil can remain productive for any length of time, no child can learn about life, no artist can create, no work can grow and be transformed. Solitude is not the absence of Love, but its complement. Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide ... more »

"After All..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain." - William James

"The World Is Too Much With Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!" - William Wordsworth, 1770- 1850

Chet Raymo, “Cultivating Amazement”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Cultivating Amazement”* by Chet Raymo “There is only one question, says the poet Mary Oliver: "How to love this world." So here I am scanning a recent copy of the journal “Nature”, with articles titled "Parvalbumin neurons and gamma rhythms enhance cortical circuit performance" and "F-box protein FBX031 mediates cyclin D1 degradation to induce G1 arrest after DNA damage." What is this stuff to me, and how does it help me love the world? In her poetry, Oliver brilliantly evokes the sensate stimuli of love: the "lapped light" of pond lilies in the black pond, the goldfinch hatchli... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Magdalena, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Three Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special. I just got one last thing... I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have.” -... more »

“Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?”* by Frances Moore Lappé “In his book “Violence”, psychologist James Gilligan asked a Massachusetts prison inmate, “What do you want so badly that you would sacrifice everything in order to get it?” The inmate declared, “Pride. Dignity. Self-esteem… and I’ll kill every motherf****r in that cell block if I have to in order to get it.” Or, as another inmate said, “I’ve got to have my self-respect, and I’ve declared war on the whole world till I get it.” Pride, dignity, respect, agency—a sense that we matter—these are feelings... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?"* "Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches of other lives- tried to imagine what the crisp fringes, full of honey, hanging from the branches of the young locust trees, in early morning, feel like? Do you think this world was only an entertainment for you? Never to enter the sea and notice how the water divides with perfect courtesy, to let you in! Never to lie down on the grass, as though you were the grass! Never to leap to the air as you open your wings over the dark acorn of your heart! No wonder we hear, in y... more »

Nuclear Power, Energy Justice, and Ending Poverty

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 2 hours ago
Nuclear energy advocates including both Political Liberals and Conservatives appear to agree on certain long term goals. These goals involve the development and spread of low cost, safe and highly scalable nuclear power that can replace carbon emitting electrical generation facilities in developed nations, and provide low cost energy to the poor of less developed nations as well as preventing energy poverty in Industrialized and post industrialized countries. David Jonrs (aka NNadir) is a pro-nuclear blogger, much admired by nuclear advocates who blogs somewhat obscurly on Daily ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

The Hoover Memo Again

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
(Blogger's Note: In the last couple of days I have received a number inquiries about the Hoover Memo and how it relates to Roswell or UFO crashes. Although this was posted in 2011, I thought the easiest course of action was to reprint it with a couple of updates. This is the best information and the best interpretation of the memo and is based, not only on the handwritten note, but a typewritten copy that appears in the FBI files.) Over the decades, a few documents relating to the Roswell UFO crash (or the Roswell events if you wish to remove UFO from the discussion) have been foun... more »

Karl Denninger, "Cecil The Lion: WTF?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Cecil the Lion: WTF?"* by Karl Denninger "There are cowards in this world. There are also cowards who think that shooting things makes them a "man." There is now a dead lion because the second type of person exists. Animal-rights activists are pushing for African countries to stop trophy hunting after a 13-year-old collared lion named Cecil was allegedly killed without a permit in Zimbabwe. There's controversy over whether there was in fact a permit to shoot said animal or not, but what also appears to be the case is that the lion was lured off preserved land (that is, where you... more »

MENA ( And AF-Pak ) Report - July 29 - 30 , 2015 ) - Around the horn examining Iraq- Syria Regional War , Iran Nuclear Deal , Yemen , Af-Pak and Libya !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Links.... *Afghanistan: Taliban Leader Omar Reported Dead* *US, Turkey Weigh Which Syrian Rebels to Support* *NATO Endorses Turkey's Strikes on ISIS* *Iraqi Militia Chief: US Not Serious About ISIS Fight* *US Confirms Pollard To Be Released in November* *Taliban Gains Mount Across Northern Afghanistan* *Syrian Military, Kurds Oust ISIS From Hasakeh* *Turkey: Peace With PKK Could 'Restart' if Kurds Disarm* Suicide Bombers Ignite Battles in Ramadi and Baiji; 72 Killed Across Iraq White House to Kurds: Please Just Stay in Iraq The US Is Losing Trac... more »

Hillary Clinton Won’t Answer on Keystone, Says She’ll Answer When She Becomes President

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 3 hours ago
At a New Hampshire town hall Tuesday morning, a voter asked Hillary Clinton to answer “yes or no, please” on whether she’d approve the Keystone XL pipeline as president. Clinton did neither, saying instead that she won’t answer until she becomes... The post Hillary Clinton Won’t Answer on Keystone, Says She’ll Answer When She Becomes President appeared first on The Stream.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Inside Story/Al Jazeera:* *Is peace with the Taliban possible?* Little progress has been achieved as Pakistan and Afghanistan seek peace with the religious group. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he is still hopeful that talks with the Pakistani Taliban will be successful, despite the militant group ending its call for a ceasefire. Sharif says the group has to lay down its arms and respect the Constitution. Meanwhile. the Pakistani Taliban has made it clear it does not accept the Pakistani Constitution and says it is committed to enforcing its brand of Sharia law acros... more »

China Will Soon Leapfrog Traditional Leaders in Nuclear Power

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
China is rapidly moving up the global nuclear power leaderboard. Since 2012, as the traditional leaders in nuclear energy production have remained stagnant or backed off of their reliance on nuclear in the wake of Fukushima, China has added 11... The post China Will Soon Leapfrog Traditional Leaders in Nuclear Power appeared first on The Stream.

All-Star Closer Jonathan Papelbon Traded to Washington

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 5 hours ago
MIAMI (AP) — The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. That means their newly demoted closer isn’t happy. And the NL East race is shaping up to be a whole lot of... The post All-Star Closer Jonathan Papelbon Traded to Washington appeared first on The Stream.

Christian Man Files Lawsuit Against Ford After Motor Company Fires Him for Saying Homosexuality Is ‘Immoral’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
Thomas Banks, a contract engineer from Ypsilanti, Michigan, is suing Ford Motor Company for a wrongful termination in August 2014 after he made comments critical of homosexuality. The lawsuit against Ford and Rapid Global Business Solutions alleges that the companies... The post Christian Man Files Lawsuit Against Ford After Motor Company Fires Him for Saying Homosexuality Is ‘Immoral’ appeared first on The Stream.

Mormon Church, Largest Boy Scouts Sponsor, Will ‘Re-Evaluate’ Participation Following Admittance of Gay Leaders

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has said it will be re-evaluating its long-standing participation in the Boy Scouts of America, following the latter’s decision to end its blanket ban on openly gay adult leaders. “The Church of... The post Mormon Church, Largest Boy Scouts Sponsor, Will ‘Re-Evaluate’ Participation Following Admittance of Gay Leaders appeared first on The Stream.

Ex-Pastor Rob Bell Four Years Later: His Beliefs About Hell and the Bible Sparked Controversy

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
Few evangelical figures in recent memory have sparked as much theological debate as has Rob Bell, the author, speaker and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who ignited furor when his 2011 book “Love Wins”... The post Ex-Pastor Rob Bell Four Years Later: His Beliefs About Hell and the Bible Sparked Controversy appeared first on The Stream.

Hitler’s reading lists

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Philosopher Stephen Hicks throws out a challenge to the way people see Hitler and his fellow statist mass-murderers: *It’s always a bad strategy to underestimate one’s enemies. And especially with **the recent popularity of National Socialist ideas and movements**, we remain vulnerable if we do not fully understand them. It is more comfortable to dismiss a threat by thinking of our adversaries as stupid or depraved. But sometimes they are not.* Very often they’re not. Very often it’s the true zealot who is most dangerous. This is the challenge. To see them as they actually are, an... more »

China Conducts Massive Military Exercises In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Washington Times*: *China fills South China Sea with over 100 ships for live-fire military drills* More than 100 Chinese ships sailed into the South China Sea for military drills on Tuesday. “All sorts of information technology tactics,” were used during the training, which also required dozens of aircraft and China’s nuclear force, China Military Online reported. The training exercises are likely to infuriate the Philippines, Vietnam and other countries, which dispute China’s claims on the Spratly Islands. China Military Online reported that the training also took place in “a ... more »

NATO Bows Out on Turkey. Turkey and Article 4

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Long term readers here know I've put forth a line of thought last year that envisions Turkey being destabilized. Made vastly smaller. Vastly smaller.* - Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey. - Pt.2- Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey - Pt-3: Destabilizing Turkey. Pre- Election Bombing/Explosion at Kurdish Rally Some time last year I begin to wonder about all those NATO backed destabilizers piled up at Turkey's southern border and began to understand how they would be turned on Turkey. I failed to consider NATO's destabilizers ... more »

Why After A Decade Of Education Are Our Kids So Uneducated?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - What is modern education doing to our children? The post Why After A Decade Of Education Are Our Kids So Uneducated? appeared first on Waking Times.

Nihigaal bee lina Dine' Walkers: Cortez Block Party Tonight!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
(Photo above) "We're hiding from the sun, it's really hot today. Please feel free to contact us if you'd like to donate a canopy! By Nihigaal bee lina Censored News CORTEZ, Colo. -- Today in Cortez! Please come out if you are in the area. We will be discussing border town violence, environmental racism, economic development, capitalism, and being Diné. As we approach Dibé Nitsaa,

Yes, Long Island DINO Steve Israel Is Still Dooming DCCC Recruitment Efforts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
More than a few highly qualified progressives told me they would never-- or, in many cases, never again-- waste their time and resources running for Congress with Blue Dog Steve Israel anywhere near the DCCC. Technically, Nancy Pelosi replaced him with New Mexico novice Ben Ray Luján, although many observers see Luján as little more than a figurehead, with Israel still calling entirely too many shots, especially in regard to recruitment. And, as could have been easily predicted, Israel and the DCCC are failing again-- in a cycle that's supposed to be great for Democrats, a preside... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #55 Contact from Galactic Fedeation of Light Mothership Aurora

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
On Jul 29, 2015, at 11:23 PM, MichaelNNY wrote: Bill, Just wanted to thank you for all the years you've been running your website. I deeply appreciate your efforts. Now on to the questions. First, a quick background: Around 7-8 years ago now, I was lying on my couch half asleep. A very loud, powerful voice spoke in my right ear; it just said, MICHAEL. I jumped, really surprised. This had happened at least one time years before, but this was much more powerful. long story short, the next night I began exploring all sorts of sources concerning reptilians, galactic federations... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
On Jul 29, 2015, at 8:55 PM, clabritt wrote: Hi Bill, Haven't chatted with you in a while, not since OPPT. I am not sure if you remember that I shared with Brian during a radio show about being a contactee. I am the artist canei. I have been dealing with a lot of strange things and looking to get more clarity. I am trusting that you can assist me by asking the Sphere alliance or whomever if it was one of their members or if they are aware, or if they can provide me with any information, I would be most grateful! Well, most recently, within the last few days or so, I had sever... more »

Pentagon Report: Climate Change Is A Threat To National Security

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Washington Times*: *Climate change ‘urgent and growing threat’ to national security: Pentagon* A new Pentagon report says that climate change is an “urgent and growing threat to our national security” and blames it for “increased natural disasters” that will require more American troops designated to combat bad weather. Some studies have questioned whether such a trend exists. Says the Pentagon report released Wednesday, “Global climate change will have wide-ranging implications for U.S. national security interests over the foreseeable future because it will aggravate existing p... more »

Black Lives Matter Confab

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Activist and journalist Rosa Clemente discusses The Movement for Black Lives Conference held in Cleveland last weekend.

Rent Control Makes Sense Only for Politicians

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
So I see that Seattle is considering rent control. For a columnist who covers economic issues, this is a little bit like hearing that residents are debating how big to make the reet pleats on their zoot suits. It’s hard to... The post Rent Control Makes Sense Only for Politicians appeared first on The Stream.

U.S. Congressional Hearings On The Iran Nuclear Deal Continue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*NBC*: *Kerry Back on Hill Facing Tough Questions on Iran Deal* Secretary of State John Kerry is back on the Hill again today after facing critical questions from House members Tuesday on the Iran nuclear deal. This time he is testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey and answering questions not only on the nuclear agreement with Iran, but also what it means for military balance in the Middle East. "Let me underscore — the alternative to the deal we've reached isn't a b... more »

World Population Set To Hit 9.7 Billion People By 2050

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *World population is set to hit 9.7billion by 2050 with India overtaking China as the world's most populous country within seven years * * UN experts believe there will be an extra 2.4 billion people within 35 years * By 2100, the UN claims the figure could increase to more than 11.2 billion * The population of 28 African countries is expected to double by 2050 * Within 35 years, Nigeria is expected to have a larger population that the US The world's population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050 as India becomes the largest country, the UN has reported. In 35 years' tim... more »

Ukraine's Regular Army Remains Disorganized And Poorly Equipped

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
US and Ukrainian soldiers attend an opening ceremony of the joint Ukrainian-US military exercise 'Fearless Guardian' at the Yavoriv training ground in the western region of Lviv on April 20, 2015 (AFP Photo/Yuriy Dyachyshyn) *Reuters*: *Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes* After more than a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the country's regular army remains disorganized and poorly equipped. "The Defense Ministry needed to test underpants for a year before approving them for use. I'm not kidding," President Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of region... more »

Learning from Greenpeace. Well, sort of.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
The former co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, has made a series of short, pithy and provocative videos for Prager University. You should watch. First up, he explains why he helped to create Greenpeace, and why he needed to leave. What began as a mission to improve the environment for the sake of humanity became, he says, a political movement in which humanity became the villain and hard science a non-issue. Here, he untangles the knotty issue of "deforestation" and shows how, from a purely environmental perspective, it is possible and desirable to grow more trees and use mor... more »

July 29: Well. a front page headline that is important..

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
Most lobster fishermen in Prince Edward Island want to continue fishing for small lobster because the small ones attract the Asian market. But one fishing harbour has joined New Brunswick fishermen in demanding a higher minimum size, allowing lobsters to live longer and produce more baby lobsters and, thus, to maintain the fishery indefinitely. Too bad it's not a well-written story. As it is, it gives the impression that lobsters are plentiful. But it's a little more complicated than that. And the newspaper did bother to find an expert for an opinion on the subject. After all, there... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*Levees vs. logic: Rigging federal flood insurance rates is dumb and dangerous ~K.C. King, The Lens*

Basics: Is trade zero-sum between workers?

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 7 hours ago
Vox.com had a long, interesting interview with Senator Bernie Sanders covering a large number of political and economic issues. In this post, I want to focus on just one issue he raised: Whether rising incomes for Chinese workers have to come at the expense of U.S. workers. Here is what Sanders told Vox's Ezra Klein: I want to see the people in China live in a democratic society with a higher standard of living. I want to see that, but I don't think that has to take place at the expense of the American worker. I don't think decent-paying jobs in this country have got to be lost as c... more »

Top Feminist Issues Stunning Rebuke For Media’s ‘Total Silence’ On Planned Parenthood

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 7 hours ago
A major feminist author and former Planned Parenthood member shredded the U.S. media Wednesday for its “shockingly unprofessional” failure to cover the release of secret videos showing alleged trafficking in fetal organs by employees of Planned Parenthood. Camille Paglia, a... The post Top Feminist Issues Stunning Rebuke For Media’s ‘Total Silence’ On Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.

Did Planned Parenthood Modify Fetal Body Parts Contract to Disguise Profits?

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
The third undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) includes several recorded conversations suggesting that Planned Parenthood makes a tidy profit selling fetal body parts, a federal felony. Biomax, a shell organization set up by CMP to negotiate a contract... The post Did Planned Parenthood Modify Fetal Body Parts Contract to Disguise Profits? appeared first on The Stream.

Cornyn: Senate to Vote Monday on Defunding Planned Parenthood

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 7 hours ago
Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the Republican whip, suggested Wednesday that the Senate will take a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood on Monday. “We’ll find out Monday night,” the Texas Republican told reporters on whether or not Republicans would be able... The post Cornyn: Senate to Vote Monday on Defunding Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.

Experts: Report Shows Sandra Bland May Have Used Pot in Jail

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 7 hours ago
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two... The post Experts: Report Shows Sandra Bland May Have Used Pot in Jail appeared first on The Stream.

The Economy: "Why Everyone Is Wrong About Low Interest Rates"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Why Everyone Is Wrong About Low Interest Rates"* by Bill Bonner VANCOUVER, Canada – "Hillary is taking the bull by the horns… and putting the knife between her teeth. She is a “take-charge” candidate and aims to let us know. Yes, earlier his week, she promised to improve capitalism. Now, it’s the climate of planet Earth that has her attention. She’s going to make it better by decreasing carbon emissions – by force, of course. Next week, presumably, she will vanquish death itself. *What’s Really Killing Capitalism: *But let us turn to the markets. Last night as the sun set, thing... more »

Ukraine Tries To Control Its Many Militias

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Tyres are set on fire during a rally held by members of the far-right radical group Right Sector, representatives of the Ukrainian volunteer corps and their supporters in central Kiev, Ukraine, in this July 3, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/VALENTYN OGIRENKO/FILES *Reuters:* *Special Report: Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions* From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine's government fight rebels in the east. A burly man with a long, Cossack-style moustache, Korchynsky has several hundred armed men at his d... more »

The Real Reason Marines Burned Corpses in Fallujah

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 8 hours ago
Outrage took the media when photographs sent to TMZ early in 2014 appeared to show Marines burning the bodies of Iraqi insurgents — a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. But a new email chain released following an FOIA request... The post The Real Reason Marines Burned Corpses in Fallujah appeared first on The Stream.

Rick Hess Recants Common Core...or does he?

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
By Ken Derstine @ Defend Public Education! July 29, 2015 Rick Hess, the resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the right-wing American Policy Institute, has an article in the Fall 2014 issue of National Affairs: “How the Common Core Went Wrong”. It has come to light because Diane Ravitch featured it in a post on her blog on July 28, 2015: Rick Hess: How the Common Core Went Wrong This blogger has previously written about Rick Hess on June 22, 2015: Frederick Hess: Duplicity Personified To have a supporter of corporate education reform like Rick Hess say, ... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #53How and When do I introduce this information to my family and friends?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
On Jul 29, 2015, at 7:15 PM, Jim Dodd wrote: Bill, If possible, I would be interested in knowing what advice the Alliance would have for us "closeted" beings who, like myself, have been actively and passionately resonating with this brand of "galactic truth" for years. I can't imagine any of my siblings or friends considering it anything but fantasy/folly. My own "awakening" has come in fits and spurts since 2010, and took an irrevocable foothold at the end of 2012, with the introduction of Heather and her exploits. Is there a way to introduce this latest flurry of information f... more »

Commentaries And Analysis On Reports That Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Nikhil Kumar, Time:* *How the Death of Mullah Omar Could Disrupt Progress in Afghanistan* The one-eyed leader died two years ago, it has emerged. The news could impact hopes for peace with the Taliban Only two weeks ago, Mullah Omar’s name surfaced on a website linked to the Afghan Taliban in a message approving of the insurgents’ peace talks with Afghan government officials. There was no video or audio, just a short statement purportedly from the one-eyed leader of the militants who ruled Afghanistan before fleeing into hiding amid U.S. airstrikes in late 2001. And there he sta... more »

Mullah Omar: Taliban Leader 'Died In Pakistan In 2013'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC:* *Mullah Omar: Taliban leader 'died in Pakistan in 2013'* Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, a spokesman for Afghanistan's security services says. Abdul Hassib Seddiqi told the BBC's Afghan Service that Mullah Omar had died of health problems at a hospital in Pakistan. Afghanistan's government says information on his death is "credible". The latest reports of Mullah Omar's death are being taken more seriously than previous such reports. The Taliban is expected to issue a statement soon. *WNU Editor:* The Taliban are denying these reports .... *Is the... more »

Unexpected Pregnancies Celebrated on Twitter

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 9 hours ago
Yesterday, in the wake of the third video exposing Planned Parenthood, Twitter was lit up with horrifying phrases and images. The video brought out so many ugly things about the abortion industry, things that need to be brought out into... The post Unexpected Pregnancies Celebrated on Twitter appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: Planned Parenthood-Funded Popularity Poll Not Exactly Balanced

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 9 hours ago
Planned Parenthood hired a Democratic polling firm to find out if taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood is still popular, and found out that 64 percent of voters still want federal funding for the organization. As you can see, the poll... The post ANALYSIS: Planned Parenthood-Funded Popularity Poll Not Exactly Balanced appeared first on The Stream.

Hillary Calls Planned Parenthood Videos ‘Disturbing’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 9 hours ago
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton called the undercover footage of Planned Parenthood employees talking about harvesting dead fetuses for research facilities “disturbing” Tuesday, in her first statement on the series of videos. “I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them... The post Hillary Calls Planned Parenthood Videos ‘Disturbing’ appeared first on The Stream.

Subcomandante Moises: Second Grade of the Zapatista Little School

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Second Grade of the Zapatista Little School English Espanol ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION MEXICO July 27, 2015 To the National and International Sixth: To the former students of the Zapatista Little School: Compas: The date for the second grade (only for those who passed the first) of the Zapatista Little School is approaching. As we had previously announced, the dates are

World News Briefs -- July 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:** Turkey launches heaviest air strikes yet on Kurdish group* Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible. The strikes hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets including shelters, depots and caves in six areas, a statement from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's office said. A senior official told Reuters it was the biggest assault since the campaign started. Iraq condemned the air strikes as a "dangerous escala... more »

US-Turkey No Fly Zone In Syria Is A Very Bad Idea

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*President Obama and President Erdogan are heads of the two biggest terrorist states on the planet. Their covert plan to back ISIS against Assad and the PKK has led to nothing but death and destruction for the peoples in the region. They can stop their terrorism now and bow out gracefully, or be defeated and humiliated.* Turkey is a terrorist state. The United States is a terrorist state. NATO is a terrorist organization. They created ISIS and continue to protect it. ISIS will be the chief beneficiary of the proposed US-Turkey plan to establish a no fly zone in northern Syria. B... more »

High Strangeness on the TBS Cam July 30 2015 (TEPCO time stamp)

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
Here are my screenshots with questions about what I'm seeing: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7951t76tx3xskbs/TBS%20Cam%20View%20July%2030%202015.pdf?dl=0 The main issues are the orange and red glow near unit 3 and the beam of light seemingly emanating from the top of unit 1: For some reason I cannot post any more content in this blogpost.


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
AK comments in red italics, Denice in blue. *Message 51 is in progress and it is a HUGE DATA DUMP**! * On Jul 29, 2015, at 6:38 PM, Ben Rosenberg wrote: Thank you for the recent post of my message, #43 also for the service you provide to us- I shall be more than happy to donate to you. Could you forward several more questions on for me relative to the response I received. Thank you for your cryptic but loving and honest response to my previous questions regarding the implants. I notice that Alia-Ray and Al-Fred from Sphere Althea of Ashtar Command haven't disclosed the sphere... more »

Dear Yvette Cooper

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Dear Yvette, *Re: Leadership of the Labour Party* I read extracts of your interview with the *Indy* with some interest as, I think it's fair to say, your platform for Labour leadership is considered the 'lightest' among the contenders so far. No one is in any doubt what Liz Kendall stands for. Ditto Jeremy Corbyn. And last night on *Newsnight*, Andy finally put more flesh on the bones of his National Care Service idea. I wouldn't be so presumptuous to say he followed my advice, but it's stark that whereas your three opponents have defined themselves you are yet to do so. And that'... more »

Judge dismisses cardiac stem cell researchers’ lawsuit against Harvard

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
A Massachusetts judge has dismissed a lawsuit by researchers who argued that an investigation by Harvard cost them job offers. Last year, Piero Anversa, a stem cell researcher at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and a colleague, Annarosa Leri, sued Harvard over an investigation into their work that they claim damaged their reputations: As a result of […] The post Judge dismisses cardiac stem cell researchers’ lawsuit against Harvard appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Planned Parenthood Hires PR Crisis Firm of Hilary Rosen, Known for Dissing Stay-at-Home Moms

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 10 hours ago
Caught red-handed selling fetal body parts in a series of videos that are still being released, Planned Parenthood has turned to crisis communications firm SKDKnickerbocker to control the damage. Appropriately, one of the firm’s top reps is Hilary Rosen, famous for ridiculing Ann... The post Planned Parenthood Hires PR Crisis Firm of Hilary Rosen, Known for Dissing Stay-at-Home Moms appeared first on The Stream.

Frontera NorteSur ceases publication due to lack of funding

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Ayotzinapa: The Missing 43 Censored News regrets that Frontera NorteSur will cease publishing due to a lack of funding. Journalist Kent Paterson and FNS have been a voice for human rights and justice, and for the voiceless, dying, and disappeared. This voice will be missed on the border. -- Brenda Norrell Dear FNS News Readers:It is with great regret that I write to inform you of the

Supplemental: To Trevor Noah, it doesn’t make sense!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015But here’s where impressions can come from:* Is Trevor Noah perhaps a bit of a hack? That fear surfaced a few months ago, right after he was chosen to succeed Jon Stewart. In a piece at the new Salon, Silman and Saraiya describe a concern the young comic expressed in a recent stand-up set: SILMAN AND SARAIYA (7/29/15): Talking about his own experience being pulled over by police, Noah observed: “you know what’s crazy, is I don’t know how not to die. That’s the thing that freaks me out right now—I don’t know how not to die.” *Saying he felt “there was a tim... more »

The Rohrschach Candidacy of Hillary Clinton

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Thom Hartmann on Donald Trump's other strong appeal to Republican voters (hint: Think Ross Perot). People who like Trump for *this* reason are potential Sanders voters. Mainstream Democratic trade policy, another party problem, is discussed below.* *by Gaius Publius* *Schedule note: This will be the last piece for a few weeks from me. Writing will resume the third week of August. Happy summer, all!* *It's been clear* for a while that from the left, the biggest criticism of Hillary Clinton is her close relationship with holders of big money. One could argue that she may or may not... more »

Is Bernie Sanders a Socialist in Name Only?

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 10 hours ago
The 2016 Republican presidential field is consumed by debates over which candidates are RINOs — the slur directed by party faithful at those liberal GOP-ers considered Republicans In Name Only. On the other end of the spectrum, though, debate is... The post Is Bernie Sanders a Socialist in Name Only? appeared first on The Stream.

Let The Emergence of a New Humanity Begin!

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 11 hours ago
Let The Emergence of a New Humanity Begin! 27th July 2015 By Paul Lenda Guest Writer for Wake Up World Reality is a consciousness hologram with the ability for us to move through time, to experience the full range of emotions we feel as humans. This vast (even infinite) quantum reality is filled with metaphors to help us understand and bridge the gap between physical reality and the nonphysical subtle reality of consciousness. The rainbow bridge is the ultimate metaphor in shifting our awareness towards a place where we are consciously evolving and becoming intentional evolutionar... more »

Lion Cubs of the caliphate? Who is really recruiting children?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
I'm posting this "analysis" because it's an exemplary demonstration of spin. Propaganda. And general nonsense. *(** representing the best of its kind) * *Rudaw * *Opening sentence:** "**ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The capture of Tal Abyad, or Gire Spi in Kurdish, last week by Kurdish forces caused thousands of residents to flee the strategic border town"* Rudaw which is more or less a Kurdish news, opinion, spin site is *ADMITTING that thousands of residents fled the Kurdish forces when they took Tal Abyad* The article then goes on for several paragraphs afterwards informing the ... more »

Democratic Congressman Indicted in Racketeering Case

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 11 hours ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A longtime Philadelphia congressman was indicted Wednesday in a racketeering case stemming from the alleged misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal, charitable and campaign funds after his failed 2007 run for mayor. Democratic U.S.... The post Democratic Congressman Indicted in Racketeering Case appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: Is Organic Agriculture a Colossal Hoax?

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, it’s not good. Many people who pay the huge premium—often more than a hundred percent–for organic foods do so because they’re afraid of... The post ANALYSIS: Is Organic Agriculture a Colossal Hoax? appeared first on The Stream.

Africa, Capitalism and the ‘Elimination of Poverty’

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
“Thank goodness people are ‘exploiting’ Africa by buying things from it, by investing in it, by employing people in it,” says Leon Louw, author, policy analyst, and executive director the South Africa-based think tank The Free Market Foundation. “The worst... The post Africa, Capitalism and the ‘Elimination of Poverty’ appeared first on The Stream.

California Drought Could Wipe Cities Off Map

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
The epicenter of California’s drought crisis is in the Central Valley, where there are growing fears the drought could wipe entire towns off of the map. Wells are going dry, jobs are harder to come by and families are already... The post California Drought Could Wipe Cities Off Map appeared first on The Stream.

FBI: Suspect Arrested Near Buffalo ‘Inspired by ISIS’

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 12 hours ago
Sources tell News 4 that the FBI executed a warrant at a home in Lackawanna, N.Y., Wednesday morning. The search warrant was executed at a home near Olcott Street and Ingham Avenue. Neighbors tell News 4 they were woken up... The post FBI: Suspect Arrested Near Buffalo ‘Inspired by ISIS’ appeared first on The Stream.

This New Crypto-Technology Could Make the Stock Exchange Obsolete

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Can this new technology undermine the corrupt financial markets? The post This New Crypto-Technology Could Make the Stock Exchange Obsolete appeared first on Waking Times.

The harper Hangover

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 12 hours ago
Thinking about living in harper's Canada makes me so very tired. my brain is tired from all the harperism. And the Rob Fordism. And the terence corcoranism. And the smelly ezra levant that i got on my shoe this morning.


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
*They did pop in while I was driving today and said out of the blue, * *CERN has three purposes: * 1. *Physics experiments in 3d* 2. *4d holographic weapon* 3. *and trying to open a portal/wormhole to a dimension that was sealed long ago.* *Interesting!* *Denice*

Graeme Swann’s Kevin Pietersen impersonation

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Q61UJexCLn8 So so so funny

Cecil the Lion more important than dead human babies?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*which is number one on my list of what's wrong with society.* It's not necessarily the most important thing on my list, but it happens to be the first one I'm addressing. Supposedly, trophy hunting helps support conservation efforts in Africa and improves the local economy. And how is that any different from saying selling human baby parts for research makes the killing of a baby A-okay? Allow me to make my position very clear. I think trophy hunting is stupid. And, this will probably tick off anyone that has a deer head hanging on their wall, I think that's really weird, too.... more »

Military And intelligence News Briefs -- July 29, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. DoD *WSJ*: *U.S. Seeks More Troops From U.N.* The U.S. is appealing to Europe, Australia and Canada to deploy more U.N. troops The top U.S. military officer called on representatives of more than 100 countries to step up assistance to United Nations peacekeeping, but stopped short of saying how Washington would raise its own contribution. Gen. Martin Dempsey is the first chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff to address a U.N. gathering, a sign of the Obama administration’s heightened focus on peacekeeping and how it ... more »

White House: Reports of Taliban Leader Mullah Omar’s Death ‘Credible’

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 12 hours ago
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years. The one-eyed, secretive head of the Taliban hosted Osama Bin Laden’s al-Qaida in the... The post White House: Reports of Taliban Leader Mullah Omar’s Death ‘Credible’ appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton’s Bernie Sanders Problem Is Bigger Than Anyone Realizes

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
Let’s all please stop asserting that Bernie Sanders can’t beat Hillary Clinton in the Democratic nomination race. Pundits and journalists galore have been declaring (alleged margin of error: zero) that the Vermont senator will lose to his party’s front-runner. Sure,... The post ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton’s Bernie Sanders Problem Is Bigger Than Anyone Realizes appeared first on The Stream.

Suicide Bombings Kill At Least 12 Iraqi Troops

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 12 hours ago
BAGHDAD (AP) — Back-to-back suicide attacks targeting Iraqi security forces near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi on Wednesday killed at least 12 troops, officials said, as the government pressed on with efforts to reclaim territory under the extremists’ control.... The post Suicide Bombings Kill At Least 12 Iraqi Troops appeared first on The Stream.

Atheist Camille Paglia: Liberals Think They’re Open-Minded, but They’re Not!

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
In part one of our three-day conversation with Camille Paglia, the brilliant cultural critic talked Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton and the odd, persistent return of ’90s political correctness. Today she takes on even hotter-button topics: Religion and atheism, Jon Stewart’s... The post Atheist Camille Paglia: Liberals Think They’re Open-Minded, but They’re Not! appeared first on The Stream.

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #50AK Question: Do I have a Sphere Name?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
*AK in red italics, Denice in blue italics.* *Can you ask them what I am known as by the Spheres? Do I have a “Sphere Name”?* *-AK * *PS: Maybe that will jog a memory in me….* On Jul 29, 2015, at 4:29 PM, Denice wrote: *DEAR BROTHER BILL/AK: DATA COLLECTORS from SPHERE RELIANCE HERE: YOU have 4 aspects of the singular energy signature that is BILL/AK on EARTH. AS you KNOW, YOU share an ENERGY with ASHTAR SHERRON/SHERRAN (two aspects of two energies of ONE BEing.* *THE second, you call ANIME BILL, which he finds amusing -- is RIGGOLT (the closest this earth denice can 'hear... more »

TPP: A Pimper's Paradise

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
As expected, the Obama administration has decided to ignore the atrocities of the Malaysian slave trade in order to make the world even more comfortable for global plutocrats and their unfettered capital. This cynical move is all of a piece with the long American tradition of deploring the behavior of countries our officials don't like (Russia, North Korea, Iran) while turning a willful blind eye to the deplorable behavior of countries which either buy US weapons of mass destruction (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt), or allow the extraction of their human and material resources for th... more »

Author disputes retraction of pine needle paper published “without the knowledge” of all authors

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
The properties of pine needles in northwestern China differ — both inside and out — depending on where on the slope of a mountain they are situated. The properties of a recent paper on this phenomenon have recently changed from “published” to “retracted.” It appears that some of the authors didn’t realize it had been submitted to The […] The post Author disputes retraction of pine needle paper published “without the knowledge” of all authors appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Anonymous rattles Canada with release of spy files

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
The police murder of an Anonymous member in Dawson Creek B.C., James McIntyre, who was supporting the Treaty 8 battle against Site C dam, and now the unfolding secrets involving the Keystone XL pipeline, reveal the importance of the ongoing Native battles to protect the land, water and air for future generations.  -- Censored News Read today's news articles: Toronto Star:

THREE DAYS IN THE LIFE: And now, for the rest of the “dog pee” story!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015Part 3—Also “empathize on your behind” and of course so much more:* Rachel Maddow only did three programs last week. On Monday and Tuesday, she was fishing, a fact she forced herself to share on Friday night’s program, during the Friday Night News Dump. Her Wednesday night program was her first of the week. Her Friday night show was her last. That Friday program ended with the good solid fun of the News Dump. Yesterday, we showed you Maddow saying “Yay” and declaring herself ready for all the fun. Below, you see the way the fun proceeded on from there. To... more »

I Use To Be A Hunter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Cecil the Lion (pictured in 2012) was thought to have been lured outside the park and was initially wounded by an arrow before being stalked, shot and beheaded *Daily Mail*: *'A coward and a killer': Protesters target US dentist's surgery after he admits paying $55,000 to kill Cecil - Africa's most famous lion – as supermodels lead international outrage * * Dr Walter J Palmer, a dentist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, killed the famed lion on July 1 in Zimbabwe * It's believed Cecil the Lion, 13, was lured out of the national park and wounded by an arrow before he was tracked, sho... more »

Illegal Immigrants Outnumber Unemployed Americans

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
The number of illegal immigrants in the United States totaled 11.3 million in 2014, outnumbering the 9.6 million Americans who were unemployed in the same year, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).... The post Illegal Immigrants Outnumber Unemployed Americans appeared first on The Stream.

University of California Offers Six Choices for Gender Identity

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
From Fox News: “Admission applications used by the UC system are giving potential students a host of choices for gender-related questions — including six varieties to describe “gender identity.” The questions, which will go into circulation this fall, are voluntarily answered and... The post University of California Offers Six Choices for Gender Identity appeared first on The Stream.

Islamic State Launches New Car Bomb Campaign In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Islamic State (IS) started a new car bomb wave in July 2015. Even before the month was over the group had launched almost double the number of vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) as the previous month. Although more than half of these devices were destroyed before reaching their targets, those that got through took a huge toll on the government’s forces and civilians. In the first five months of 2015 the Islamic State was steadily picking up the number of car bombs it was using in Iraq. In December 2014 there were just 21 successful car bombs in Iraq. Then in ... more »

China Wants Limits On The World Wide Web

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
People use computers at an Internet cafe in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province on March 13, 2007. Reuters *Wall Street Journal:* *China Pushes to Rewrite Rules of Global Internet* Officials aim to control online discourse and reduce U.S. influence. SHANGHAI—As social media helped topple regimes in the Middle East and northern Africa, a senior colonel in the People’s Liberation Army publicly warned that an Internet dominated by the U.S. threatened to overthrow China’s Communist Party. Ye Zheng and a Chinese researcher, writing in the state-run China Youth Daily, said the In... more »

Google Blogger bullying the little people: Take down order and more for Censored News

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Censored News photos through the years. Google Blogger bullying the little people:  Take down order and more for Censored News By Brenda Norrell Censored News Censored News is a small operation, a labor of love. It is a service to Indigenous Peoples and human rights advocates. So why the bullying from Google Blogger, where I have been posting for the last nine years?

The Top 24 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Mae Chan* - Anti-inflammatory foods are essential in controlling certain chronic illnesses. The post The Top 24 Anti-Inflammatory Foods appeared first on Waking Times.

Health Care Spending to Accelerate, U.S. Report Says

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. Health care spending will outpace the nation’s overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on... The post Health Care Spending to Accelerate, U.S. Report Says appeared first on The Stream.

Is Fox's GOP Debate Going To Be A Big Ratings Winner? Today's Day In Republican Craziness

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Ted Cruz, who doesn't get on the wrong side of Rush Limbaugh, seems to be throwing his lot behind all the craziest Trump and Huckabee remarks. If there's one thing Tailgunner Ted understands, it's how to exploit fear and anxiety-- and superficial faith. The other contenders are trying to figure out if appearing to be more cautious is a better tactic. But wouldn't that caution fly in the face of what their own base wants? After all, the new CNN poll shows that 63% of Republican voters favor mass deportation of millions of Mexican families (over 10 million people)-- generally speakin... more »

The Real Story Behind Mike Pence’s Charter School Speech

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
*by Doug Martin at Hoosier School Heist Blog* In an address to a large crowd yesterday at the Westin Hotel, Mike Pence announced that 22new charter schools will open in Indiana in the next three years. Pence spoke at a conference sponsored by Charter Schools USA, a Florida-based company ran by longtime Bush family friend Jon Hage. Charter Schools USA (which also gives money to Jeb Bush’s “school choice” Foundation for Excellence in Education) operates several Indiana takeover schools and will be opening up a “feeder” school in Indianapolis this August. It will also be opening a ne... more »

Will Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard Collect $1 Million When He Is Released From Jail?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Israelis hold placards depicting Jonathan Pollard during a protest calling for his release from a U.S. prison, outside U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's hotel in Jerusalem January 2, 2014. AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS *Newsweek*: *Does Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard Have $1 Million Waiting in a Swiss Bank Account?* If past reports are true, convicted spy Jonathan Pollard could have about $1 million waiting for him in a Swiss bank account when he is released from federal prison on parole in November. Pollard, whose release was announced on Tuesday, has served nearly 30 years for supplying th... more »

Retracting duplicated paper “may damage the integrity of the literature,” says plant journal editor

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant has flagged a 2004 article that was “accidentally” duplicated from another paper published earlier that year — but did so in the form of a publisher’s erratum, not a retraction. The editor of the journal justified the decision by arguing that the duplicated paper had been cited “over a […] The post Retracting duplicated paper “may damage the integrity of the literature,” says plant journal editor appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Change Is Here For The Weather SUMMER - UK & Ireland

rss2009 at Global Cooling & New Ice Age UK - 14 hours ago
*Change Is Here For The Weather & Change Is Here For Our New Website* For a large part of the summer to date we have experienced a rather changeable and unsettled theme for many, in particular, in many parts of Ireland, and in northern and western areas of the United Kingdom during July. In exception for one notable and widespread heat blast during the latter part of June and into early July, there has been nothing notable in terms of prolonged settled weather and exceptional warmth (Our 8 month ahead summer forecast correctly indicated that there was the potential for a major heat ... more »

U.S. Public Opinion Wants Congress To Reject The Iranian Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN:* *CNN/ORC poll: Majority wants Congress to reject Iran deal* Washington (CNN)A majority of Americans want Congress to reject the recently-negotiated nuclear deal with Iran, even as President Barack Obama's approval rating continues to stand in net-positive territory for the second month in a row, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The new CNN/ORC poll finds 49% approve of the way Obama is handling his job, 47% disapprove, about the same as in a June survey, which found the President's approval rating at 50% for the first time since 2013. But on the President's biggest accompli... more »

Israeli PM: Iran-Hezballah Terror Network Operates In 30 Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Jerusalem Post:* *Netanyahu: Iran and Hezbollah have terrorist network throughout Europe* Cyprus and Europe are in danger from the terrorism that emanates from the region, Netanyahu says during one day visit to Cyprus. Iranian and Hezbollah backed terrorism present a danger to almost every European country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday during a one day visit to Cyprus. “Iran and Hezbollah organize a terrorist network that covers over thirty countries on five continents, including Europe, just about every country in Europe,” Netanyahu said. He spoke as EU’s...more »

U.S. Marines Are To Switch From The M16 To The M4

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. Marine Corps infantrymen could soon switch to the M4 from the M16. Pictured: Marine Corps Cpl. Jordan Westra takes aim using an M4 rifle before firing a warning shot at Camp Barcha in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 12, 2009. Reuters *Washington Post*: *The Marines are slowly saying goodbye to the M16 rifle* The Marine Corps’ long, sometimes twisted, relationship with the M16 rifle is slowly coming to an end. On Monday, the Marine Corps Times reported that the rifle is only a few signatures away from being phased out from front-line units and relegated to a support role. ... more »

Pentagon Shuts Down Their Email Network Because Of 'Suspicious' Activity

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters: **Part of Pentagon email network taken down over suspicious activity* An unclassified email network used by Army General Martin Dempsey and other members of the U.S. military's Joint Staff has been taken off line because of suspicious activity, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Army Lieutenant Colonel Valerie Henderson said the unclassified email network for all users on the Joint Staff was taken offline by the Defense Department because of suspicious activity noted over the weekend and is "currently down." "We continue to identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks ... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
On Jul 28, 2015, at 10:58 AM, perlonone wrote: AK a few quotes from this alliance: Sphere Alliance Message #32, 25/7/15 We say to you that all projects were completed before the NOW. That is the MOMENT of NOW. WHICH we HAVE stated and continue to STATE is COMPLETE / DONE / OVER and all DATA Collected. We now wish to move forward in PEACE / LOVE / and UNITY as we prepare for the big show. *Sphere Alliance Message #33, 26/7/15* *THESE experiences were done on EVERY ONE; EVERY HUMAN IN EARTH NOW and BEFORE. MOSTLY painless; unseen; unobtrusive, in effect: not ever noticed.* *Sphe... more »

College Language Guide Deems ‘American’ as Offensive

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
A Bias-Free Language Guide in use at the University of New Hampshire labels dozens of rather innocuous words as offensive, including the word “American.” The guide appears to have been around since at least 2013, but its intriguing contents were recently noticed by... The post College Language Guide Deems ‘American’ as Offensive appeared first on The Stream.

Fox Lowers Threshold for Early Debate; Fiorina, Pataki, and Graham Now Included

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
Fox News is opening its 5 p.m. debate to all the announced Republican candidates who fail to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time event, removing a requirement that participants reach at least 1 percent in polling. The change... The post Fox Lowers Threshold for Early Debate; Fiorina, Pataki, and Graham Now Included appeared first on The Stream.

A Rocket Engine That Will Make Space Travel Practical?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The Em Drive could allow humans to travel to the Moon in just four hours Photo: NASA *The Telegraph*: *'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours* The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works. The EM Drive was developed by the British inventor Roger Shawyer nearly 15 years ago but was ridiculed at the ti... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #47When you meet Univerisal YOU (aka "U")

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
On Jul 27, 2015, at 6:56 PM, Aaron Alfonso wrote: It is nice to connect with you in this way, Bill... my question to the S.A. has been with me since 2003... I will construct this question in a general way and not as a personalized detailed manner. Did our essence's masculine/feminine energies "split" into male/man and female/female physical expression as we entered the experience of duality and separation of 3rd density? And if so...do we reunite and eventually re-emerge with this counter part of self? Bill, Denise, Heather and the essences of S.A., I AM JOY-full in re-experien... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*What We Learn From Football* In the coming days, a million or more teenage boys will eagerly show up at their high school campuses weeks before regular classes start. They will plan to spend their whole day at school, pay close attention to their instructors, and work as hard as they can. They will spend time in the classroom and time in the field, and they will all be focused on a single, venerable all-American goal: becoming part of a winning football team. Football is America's greatest game for boys, not only because of the lessons it teaches but also because of the broad ra... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #46THERE IS NOT ONE MOMENT called the EVENT WE observe the free will time/space/reality of ALL

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
On Jul 27, 2015, at 4:43 PM, Jack Carzoo wrote: Questions for The Sphere Alliance When the wave/event takes place in the now: Will all Eternal Essence Vessels remember and be able to use all the abilities that we were originally endowed with such as Telekinisis,Teleportation,levitation, Telepathy, manifistation, or will it be gradual and individual? Are there other abilities that we have also forgotten about? WE are a feminine energy of a collective of 7d and 6d Beings. Yes, dear one, all abilities will be remembered shortly, but not all will be ‘used’ at once. Can you ride... more »

Government By Obsession

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
When it comes to looking into the economic future, the Harper government's record is nothing to brag about. And, in election years, the Harperite crystal ball is thoroughly unreliable. Consider, Scott Clark and Peter Devries write, what happened in 2008: The November 2008 Economic and Fiscal Update forecast annual surpluses as far as the eye could see. Two months later this forecast was thrown into the trash. In response to the crisis Harper and Flaherty quickly discarded their Conservative orthodoxy and became temporary Keynesians. They introduced the largest stimulus budget ev... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #45A Visit From Arcturian Family

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
On Jul 27, 2015, at 4:40 PM, Paul Skorka wrote: Hi, I wanted to know if Denise could ask a question from me to the alliance. My question is one that I've had since 1988. When I was 18 years old, I had an experience in my bedroom at night that I've always wondered about. I went to bed turned off all the lights and was staring at the ceiling. All of the sudden, a light appeared at the corner of the ceiling, it looked like a doorway. As I observed this "door" a being appeared within this door and seemed to be mentally sendIng me messages. Like codes perhaps. I also noticed that t... more »

My Dad Rocks Guitar Shirt

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
One of the things I love most about my husband is his serious guitar skills. We always have at least one of his guitars out in our front room so he can play almost daily. Our girls love to dance to his music and it has become a big part of our family life. He even gave me a guitar on the day he asked me to marry him. Sadly, I have never put the time in to be as good as him, but I still enjoy listening to him play. I made this shirt for our daughter and she loves it! Her dad really does rock. ;) You will need: - A shirt to iron the image to - Black Glitter Heat Transfer -... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*A mystery that is a mystery to Warmists only* *In science, when something shows your theory is wrong, you change your theory. In Warmism, if something shows your theory is wrong, it's a "mystery". The finding below shows that coral deaths presently being attributed to warming are NOT produced by warming* AN ancient coral reef specimen now on display at the Natural History Museum in London is at the centre of a global warming mystery spanning 160 million years. THE exhibit is proof that ancestors of modern corals somehow thrived during the Late Jurassic period when temperatures... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
On Jul 27, 2015, at 3:42 PM, Lindsay Klouse Hi AK, If you could forward my message to Denise I would appreciate. I have a question for her/Sphere Alliance that will help me and hopefully others who have had a similar situation. The other night I woke up randomly in the middle of the night. I was sleepy and disoriented and sat up on my elbows. I looked over to my window shades and saw a flash of white light explode (about the size of a golf ball) and it zipped over and hit me inside my forehead. I remember saying "ahhhh" because it knocked my head back a bit. I didn't hur... more »

Lewis House, by Frank Lloyd Wright

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 15 hours ago
[image: SpringHouse2] The Lewis House in Tallahassee, Florida, is one of his few “solar hemicycle” houses, owned now by Byrd Lewis Mashburn (pictured), the daughter of the original owners, who is raising funds and seeking volunteers for the house’s restoration. Empty for some years, “Mashburn said she is grateful now for the steady stream of visitors, but they are putting a strain on the 2,282-square-foot home. It needs repairs to its roof, plumbing and wiring systems.” *[The first owners] Clifton and George Lewis first met Wright in Lakeland at Florida Southern College, where ... more »

Yet Another California Vaccine Injury by Theresa Hessler Sauter

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
My daughter 7 days after Dtap vaccine. I was only doing one injection at a time because of my fears concerning vaccines. I foolishly never made the connection between this rash and the vaccine. The worst part of this reaction is that it was followed by a 3 month cough. Not one doctor could tell me what this rash was from. I took her to 3 different doctors. The pulmonary doctor misdiagnosed her with asthma. When her cough cleared we knew she did not have asthma. I took her in for her dtap booster 6 months later and same thing happened. This time a 4 month cough that was eventuall... more »

GOP Congressman Launches Bid to Oust John Boehner as House Speaker

Anika Smith at The Stream - 16 hours ago
A Republican congressman has filed a request to oust House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) in a new and unusual challenge to his leadership from the GOP’s right flank. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Tuesday evening filed a “motion to vacate the... The post GOP Congressman Launches Bid to Oust John Boehner as House Speaker appeared first on The Stream.

The Timing of Dem Governor’s Big Planned Parenthood Review ‘Raises Questions’

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
With Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf launching a review of Planned Parenthood, his own past and a recent cabinet appointment has put doubt on the integrity of the investigation. Wolf had begun taking steps to review the clinics as a result of undercover videos showing Planned... The post The Timing of Dem Governor’s Big Planned Parenthood Review ‘Raises Questions’ appeared first on The Stream.

Lawyer: Man Accused of Plotting Florida Beach Bombing ‘Not a Terrorist’

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
MIAMI (AP) — A man arrested by the FBI on charges of plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a nail-filled bomb on a Florida beach is no extremist, his attorney says. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old... The post Lawyer: Man Accused of Plotting Florida Beach Bombing ‘Not a Terrorist’ appeared first on The Stream.

Man Dies as 1,500 Migrants Storm France-U.K. Tunnel

Jonathan Witt at The Stream - 16 hours ago
The British government, which has announced up to $11 million to improve fencing near the tunnel, will hold an emergency meeting about the crisis Wednesday.There have been several attempts by migrants to enter the tunnel in recent weeks. “The continuous... The post Man Dies as 1,500 Migrants Storm France-U.K. Tunnel appeared first on The Stream.

How Your Body Rebuilds Itself in Less than 365 Days

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Meme - *The human body is designed to rebuild itself about every two years - and more than 98% rebuilds itself in a year. The post How Your Body Rebuilds Itself in Less than 365 Days appeared first on Waking Times.

Light and the Feel of Numbers

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Jay Dyer* - Consciousness is constantly being produced by an energy that comes from the depths of the unconscious. The post Light and the Feel of Numbers appeared first on Waking Times.

Doogie Housers Now FBI Terrorism Experts? Sociopaths As Leaders Is the Norm  (TPP Rules)  Do We Need To Ban Killer Robots?  Hillary's Bundlers A-Massing (Fukushima Update Startles)  Doctorow!

The Three Types of People Who Wind Up Rich and How They Destroy the Wealth of OthersThe first concern for someone who is wealthy is getting protection from whoever is politically powerful. Government, if you wish, though it can be warlords or Kings or the local tribe, depending on the culture. They need sanction to keep what they have. This is especially true of businesses which aren’t natural

Economic News , Data and Views ( July 29 , 2015 ) ..... Greece Updates For Consideration ( Wide ranging Interview Of Prime Minister Tsipras , ECB Keeps GR Bank ELA Ceiling At Same Level , Creditor Talks For Third Bailout Underway - Technical Teams in Athens ) ..... Broader Europe ( Russia - Ruble & Brent in focus , Italy poll sees trust of Renzi fall to 35 % , Germany and GEXIT in focus , Spanish poll data , ECB item of note , ESFS in news )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Evening wrap..... First item isn't knew but worth another look.... *Bruegel* ‏@Bruegel_org 13m 13 minutes ago The #euro area has not delivered. What went wrong in the last 7 years? http://bru.gl/1Kt38uJ [image: Embedded image permalink] *MacroPolis* ‏@MacroPolis_gr 3h3 hours ago Varoufakis and his friendly fire. @NickMalkoutzis on a headache that # Tsipras could do without http://www.macropolis.gr/?i=portal.en.t he-agora.2786 … #Greece #euro *Albert Broomhead* ‏@albertjohn 3h 3 hours ago SYRIZA left wing hoping to block Tsipras on bailout talks ie if no e... more »

Inside Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
*Former Ukranian MP Oleg Tsarev*Oleg Tsarev on the current situation in the Donbass and in Ukraine From the editor: Ex-MP Oleg Tsarev was the last truly “Pro-Eastern” politician in Ukraine who attempted to act through democratic channels, e.g. running in a presidential election against Poroshenko. After he was severely beaten by a nationalist mob in Kiev, he withdrew his candidacy and called on all men of honor to do the same, saying the election is undemocratic and it is illegal to hold one while there is a civil war unfolding. Soon after, his house was burned down, and Kolomoiski ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*On a gentrifying corner of New Orleans, celebrity vs. neighborhood fight emerges ~Katherine Sayre* *Wednesday Reads: Like the Dormouse said, feed your head ~Sky Dancing Blog *

Kerry: We Don't Have 'Access' to the 'Actual Agreement' on Iran Side Deals per Breitbart

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Oh marvellous, Kerry hasn't seen the whole agreement and doesn't think Rice has either. So how will Congress know what's actually in it? More here http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/07/28/kerry-we-dont-have-access-to-the-actual-agreement-on-iran-side-deals/ but not on the BBC who are desperate for Iran to have nuclear weapons and so threaten, maybe destroy Israel.


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
On Jul 27, 2015, at 1:56 PM, Ben Rosenberg wrote: Hello brother Firstly I say that you're response regarding the Corey Goode "glitch" was wonderful and I wept with joy when I read it- I have true faith and you're response CAPS locked my faith within. No other I have read understands the karmic resonance and gentle/ loving articulation in responding to some negativity. You are destined for wonders ;) Ace ace ace.... I have a question I was hoping you could put forward for "US" - I say "US" as I know my + and - . They are wonderful and I am so excited to meet mySelf's in a vibrat... more »

UPDATED 3:33 PM - Sphere Alliance Message #42 Golden Orbs(BIUs - Biological Interface Units)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
*My comments in red italics -AK* *On Jul 27, 2015, at 12:43 PM, Edward Visse wrote:* *Hi AK,* *I read the message about the golden orb. 2 times I have seen a golden orb. 1 time at the Monroe Institute when Love was expressed in the group. Another time at the end of a course I led, where again Love was expressed and heart chakras opened.* *Now of course I’m very interested as to why these golden orbs were actually there. So if you could ask Denise to ask this question for me to the Alliance I would be grateful…* *So my question: What were these orbs and their function. * *Also ... more »

Obama Struck A Home Run With Iran Deal, But Ditching Kurdish Allies In The Middle of Anti-ISIS Fight Was The Wrong Play

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 19 hours ago
Washington is a sad clown who is juggling too many balls. Somebody needs to cut the lights and tell this clown to leave the stage and go home. None of Washington's allies can or should trust it. Only blind fools put faith in American promises and deals. Although the P+1-Iran deal is good for the region and the world, it is not a sure thing because Washington is not a trustworthy actor. Never has been. Never will be. Anyone who believes otherwise is either dishonest or has not read enough history. The best thing for the U.S. to do would be to leave the Middle East completely, every i... more »

Moroccans to receive refurbished aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: CH-47D Chinook]Three refurbished CH-47D Chinook helicopters are on their way to the Royal Moroccan Air Force as part of a foreign military sales case facilitated by the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command. The helicopters, which will arrive in August, were requested for humanitarian services but can be used as transport vehicles, if needed. The fleet delivery will provide modernized vehicles to replace existing equipment which has become outdated. In addition to the aircraft, the FMS case included training, tools, publications and spare parts, for a total case value of $7... more »

Algeria’s Hardened S-300 Site Almost Complete

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: S-300 site at Mers El Kebir]While rumors of Algeria receiving a S-400 battery from Russia continue to permeate the blogosphere, construction of the S-300 site over at Mers El Kébir is well underway. Situated in Oran Province near the coast, Mers El Kébir is an important deployment location. It’s home to the Air Force’s frontline MIG-29 multi-role fighters, the Navy’s Kilo diesel electric submarines and OMCN/CNE shipbuilding, among others. Once completed, it’ll be the country’s third S-300 site supporting the only known S-300 unit located on the northwest coast. The two other... more »

NHS is forced to remind doctors and nurses that they must give water to dying patients

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
The 'envy of the world', the NHS is at it again... 'Doctors and nurses are having to be reminded to give water to dying patients. It is being spelled out to them in basic guidelines following concerns that patients are being denied fluids before their deaths. Experts fear the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway – under which food and drink was withdrawn from the dying – has left a 'hangover' in the NHS a year after it was abolished. Staff are routinely waiting up to three days before putting the terminally ill on drips or feeding tubes while they debate whether it is in their ... more »

Russia To Deploy S-400 Missile Defense System To Far East Region Of Kamchatka

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Russia has deployed its advanced S-400 missile defense system to the region of Kamchatka in the Far East of Russia, said Pacific Fleet spokesman Roman Martov to pro-Russian news agency Tass on Tuesday. While the sparsely populated area is far from the increasingly hostile warzone of east Ukraine, it does host Russia’s Pacific Fleet of warships and is not far from the U.S. state of Alaska. "This event was preceded by the crews’ exercises at the Gatchina training aviation and air defense center to assimilate the new weaponry,” said Martov. Read more

President Obama: Out of (Touch with) Africa

Rob Schwarzwalder & Ken Blackwell at The Stream - 19 hours ago
President Obama’s sentimental journey to East Africa should have been a harmonious one. He used the occasion of a toast to Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to joke about his own search for his birth certificate. The usual round of VIP... The post President Obama: Out of (Touch with) Africa appeared first on The Stream.

Lockheed F-35’s Reliability Found Wanting in Shipboard Testing

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35B Lightning II]The Marine Corps’ version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter demonstrated poor reliability in a 12-day exercise at sea, according to the U.S. military’s top testing officer. Six F-35Bs, the most complex version of the Pentagon’s costliest weapons system, were available for flights only half of the time needed, Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department’s director of operational testing, said in a memo obtained by Bloomberg News. A Marine Corps spokesman said the readiness rate was more than 65 percent. While the exercise on the amphibious assault ship US... more »

Argentina chooses Israel over China for fighter jet purchase

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: IAI Kfir C-7]Argentina has decided not to purchase the FC-1 Xiaolong, a multirole fighter jointly developed by China and Pakistan also known as the JF-17 Thunder, reports the Shanghai-based Guancha Syndicate. Argentina has gone opted for Israel Aircraft Industries' Kfir Block 60 as its next-generation multirole fighter. Though the Xiaolong's lower price had been attractive, China refused to provide anti-ship missiles under diplomatic pressure from the UK, according to the Moscow-based Military Parade. Read more

PKK Ended Ceasefire Weeks Ago? A stream of the latest news

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 19 hours ago
This post is going to be a running account of the latest news surrounding what is going on with Turkey! Before you all start reading I am placing one specific news item at the top of my post! .Must read. Requires your attention When the shit started to hit the fan I saved a bunch of news stories- I always save and read way more then I post here- Thank goodness for the readers..............! *I saved this story from Financial Times in it's entirety:* *Headline: Turkey expands airstrikes against ISIS to include Kurdish separatist bases * http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9e3d7194-32af-11e5-bd... more »

F-35 Lightning II - last of the manned fighters?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: F-35C Lightning II]With the US Marine Corps set to declare initial operating capability for its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) before the end of July, many are again asking if there will ever be another manned fighter, or if the JSF truly is the last of its kind. The history of military aviation is littered with false predictions pertaining to the demise of the traditional notion of the fighter aircraft. In the United States the Vought F-8 Crusader developed in the mid-1950s was nicknamed 'the last gunslinger' in the mistaken belief that all figh... more »

European Commission approves Malta's national programme for internal security fund

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds is in a position to announce that the European Commission has approved Malta’s Internal Security Fund (ISF) for the 2014-2020 financial period. Following the necessary negotiations, this document has been now finalised and adopted by the European Commission allowing Malta to invest around €75 million (EU funds only). The Internal Security Fund (ISF) 2014-2020 will further provide for the installation of Phase II of the Integrated Communications System (ICS), the construction of a new Joint Operations Centre (OPSC... more »

Rolls–Royce completes delivery of power and propulsion systems package for future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Multi Mission Destroyer

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: DDG 1000 (Zumwalt) class DDG]Rolls-Royce is proud to announce delivery of the twin fixed pitch propellers to Bath Iron Works for installation on the US Navy’s most modern surface combatant, the future USS Zumwalt, the first ship of the DDG 1000 multi-mission destroyer class. The provision of the twin fixed pitch propellers marks the completion of the power and propulsion system delivery from Rolls-Royce, following the MT30 main turbine generator sets and the RR4500 auxiliary turbine generator sets, which have already been installed and tested. The five-bladed nickel alumini... more »

Submarine killers: India's $61 billion warning to China

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: INS Kadmatt]In a dock opening onto the Hooghly River near central Kolkata, one of India’s most lethal new weapons is going through a final outfit. The Kadmatt is a submarine killer, bristling with technology to sniff out and destroy underwater predators. It’s the second of four warships in India’s first dedicated anti-submarine force -- a key part of plans to spend at least $61 billion on expanding the navy’s size by about half in 12 years. The build-up is mostly aimed at deterring China from establishing a foothold in the Indian Ocean. It also serves another goal: Transfor... more »

Why Liberal Religion Fails

Mark Tooley at The Stream - 20 hours ago
Liberal religion will never command a majority nor will it ever be the wave of the future, although liberal religionists will never understand why. After all, everybody who counts agrees with them! A Huffington Post column by a liberal rabbi confirms... The post Why Liberal Religion Fails appeared first on The Stream.

More of Russia’s Lepse-style nuclear service ships headed for radioactive bone yards

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Lepse nuclear service ship]Dismantlement works on floating nuclear hazards in Russia’s Far East have begun as promised by a new plan announced in June by Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom, RosRAO reported today. Kiriyenko said that the 16 remaining decommissioned nuclear service ships in the Northern and Pacific fleets would be brought into dry dock and dismantled by 2020, in an apparent nod to the successful progress in dismantling the Lepse, one of Northwest Russia’s most hazardous waterborne nuclear installations. RosRAO, which manages ... more »

Navy to commission submarine John Warner

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The Navy on Saturday will commission the Virginia-class submarine John Warner in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. The boat is named for the longtime Virginia senator and former Navy secretary who today resides in Northern Virginia. The Warner will be the 12th Virginia-class submarine to join the fleet and the first of its class to be home-ported in Norfolk. Read more

GD To Modernise Weapons Control System of US, Australian Submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Collins class SSK]General Dynamics has won a $20 million contract from the US Navy to continue modernising the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) Technology Insertion and Advanced Processing Build software for US as well as Australian submarines. The AN/BYG-1 software analyses and tracks submarine and surface-ship contact information, providing tactical, situational awareness for submarine crews including the capability to target and employ torpedoes and missiles. "The AN/BYG-1 software program is a cost-effective way for the Navy to quickly update and add capabilities... more »

Navy readies new PR effort for submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Type 039A (Yuan) class SSK]The navy plans to step up lobbying efforts to convince the public that submarines are necessary and worthy of investment. Adm Narongpol Na Bangchang, the assistant navy commander, said Tuesday the renewed public-relations effort comes at the suggestion of Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, who said the navy needs to better explain the proposal to a sceptical public. Until the submarine plan gains more public support, Gen Prawit told the navy to hold off on sending an purchase plan to the cabinet for approval, said Adm Nar... more »

Military Photo of the Day: July 29, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
A U.S. Army soldier aims a Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank missile system on July 21, 2015, at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. Thanks to Sgt. Matthew Minkema for taking this photo! The post Military Photo of the Day: July 29, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.

Does climate change break carbon dating?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*No, we will just need a bit more complicated equations, and nuclear tests "broke" it 50 years ago, anyway* *Windows 10*: Off-topic. The last and best Windows, Windows 10, were released today. I have been offered to download the 3 GB file. But can some people tell me what are the threats? Will e.g. Mathematica work? Is it compatible with switchable graphics drivers? Omega 14.12 LeshCat? Will all the non-system folders that you created be preserved? Will the Windows gadgets that I could still preserve in Windows 7 disappear? Have any other apps gotten broken? Thanks for your answers.... more »

Is This The Future Of Military Aircraft?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*The Telegraph:* *Is this the plane of the future?* KLM's sleek and streamlined AHEAD aircraft is one of many proposed aircrafts that could radically change the way we fly. The plane of the future could well be a sleek and streamlined aircraft with a “blended wing” if proposals by the Delft University of Technology in Holland and Dutch carrier KLM come to fruition. A blended wing is one that is seamlessly connected to the plane rather than attached separately to the fuselage and it’s one of a number of innovations that has been mooted as a result of the AHEAD study the two organi... more »

America's Newest Nuclear Weapon Is Also Its Most Dangerous

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Zachary Keck, National Interest:* *The Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon in America's Arsenal* The United States maintains an extensive nuclear arsenal. According to the Federation of Atomic Scientists, in April of this year the United States maintained an arsenal of over 7,200 nuclear bombs. Of those, more than 2,000 were deployed (1,900 strategic nuclear weapons and 180 non-strategic weapons). America also maintains a plethora of delivery options for its nuclear bombs. As part of its nuclear triad, it maintains some 94 nuclear-capable bombers (B-2s and B-52s), over 400 Minuteman I... more »

Spectacular Vertical Take-off Of A MiG-29 (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago

The US Military Wants More Laser And Microwave Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Reuters: **U.S. military sees more use of laser, microwave weapons* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has made strides in developing lasers, microwaves and other directed energy weapons, and could soon use them more widely, top armed forces officials and U.S. lawmakers told an industry conference on Tuesday. The officials described weapons that are in various stages of development and testing by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army, but said more work was needed to scale up the technology for larger weapons, develop tactics for their use, and ensure sufficient f... more »

Business Bureaucracy 9, Land title registration

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 22 hours ago
A friend who is still enamored with the idea of more government regulation of markets, Floro Francisco, had a little shock of his life when he experienced government bureaucracies first hand. He posted this yesterday in his fb wall, reposting with his permission. Thanks Floro. The images I got from the web and just added them here. ------------ *Whew, just got back from following up documentary requirements from the BIR, Municipal Hall and the Register of Deeds for the transfer of the land title under my name for a piece of land I bought. Wow so many requirements I had to accomplish... more »

The Epitome of the Global Financial Crisis - Iceland: A Case Study

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 22 hours ago
[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n] Now they’re back, they’re back in earnest. Here’s your write-up for tomorrow night’s seminar with our friends from the Auckland Uni Economics Group. The most spectacular bankruptcy of the 2008 financial crisis was the collapse of Iceland’s financial system. How could such a developed and sophisticated economy collapse so spectacularly? This is one of the most important questions that can be asked as the Icelandic experience is really a microcosm of the experience of many other developed countries. In other words, understand why... more »

How to Kill the Summer Job: Raise the Minimum Wage

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 23 hours ago
I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers. I worked as a receptionist and mail room flunky. Before my junior year of high school, I briefly sold ice... The post How to Kill the Summer Job: Raise the Minimum Wage appeared first on The Stream.

Police charge alleged cupcake enforcer with assault.

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
Ottawa police have laid additional charges against a 75-year-old woman who is accused of approaching men and forcing them to eat cupcakes. Gwen Landbrauchen was initially charged after police investigated several complaints about a woman approaching men during daytime hours in Orleans. Police said that on July 8 and 9, a woman had approached three different men in incidents around the transit station at Place d'Orleans. Police said that the woman would offer a cupcake from a Rubbermaid™ container she carried. If the victim refused, she would put the tasty treat against the man's ... more »

Self Defence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
The concept of self defence is instinctive; if someone attack a you it is only human to defend yourself. Similarly if someone attacks your child or parent or partner you are going to defend them - and rightly so - with force. But that concept does come with limits. You have to act reasonable and proportionately. So if a drunk shoves you in a bar you can properly shove back but you are not entitled to shoot the drunk. You can respond if a classmate of your child throws a snowball at your child - but your response cannot be to take a baseball bat the the classmate. And self de... more »

What Minecraft Teaches Me about Fatherhood

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 1 day ago
There are no mirrors in my son’s bedroom. There is a bed, a dresser, a goldfish, and a Moroccan pouf ottoman. There are dozens of green, blue, red, and black darts color-coded to match brightly hued blasters by Nerf and... The post What Minecraft Teaches Me about Fatherhood appeared first on The Stream.

Sphere Alliance Message #41Clarification between the WAVE and the SHOW(the WAVE has Arrived)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*My apologies to Denice for misspelling her name, repeatedly, as many have pointed out to me today. I seem to have originally recorded her name that way on my email contacts when she transcribed the first interview with Heather. The error is mine. My comments as usual are in red italics with [square brackets] -AK* *Hi!* *Had a long drive in rough weather, settling in to room 111 in a lovely Comfort Inn! What a JOY! Here is the transmission for LEE and I will transmit the rest when I get home Wednesday Morning -- sorry for the delay.* *Also want to add a clarification to L... more »

Football Watch: The NFL stands firm on Tom Brady's punishment -- plus suddenly Prince Tom apologists have more to apologize for

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*No, this isn't Prince Tom's actual smashed cellphone, it's just a smashed-cellphone stock photo. But the way these things go, it may be just a matter of time before we have cellphone video of the actual phonicide ordered by the prince.* *by Ken* At 3:05 this afternoon washingtonpost.com posted this "Early Lead" item by Clinton Yates, "Tom Brady’s four-game DeflateGate suspension upheld by Roger Goodell": NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in the DeflateGate scandal, according to the NFL. In a ... more »

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, “Liquid Mind VI: Spirit - In The Spirit”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Music by Chuck Wild, “Liquid Mind VI: Spirit - In The Spirit” Images courtesy of ESA, NASA, and The Hubble Space Telescope. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s52o9_2pi1U&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Seen as a seagull and a duck, these nebulae are not the only cosmic clouds to evoke images of flight. But both are winging their way across this broad celestial landscape, spanning almost 7 degrees across planet Earth's night sky toward the constellation Canis Major. *Click image for larger size.* The expansive Seagull (upper left) is itself composed of two major cataloged emission nebulae. Brighter NGC 2327 forms the head with the more diffuse IC 2177 as the wings and body. Impressively, the Seagull's wingspan would correspond to about 250 light-years at an estimated distance of 3... more »

"Ten Rules For Being Human"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Ten Rules For Being Human" Rule One: You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration of your life on Earth. Rule Two: You will be presented with lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called 'life.' Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum. Rule Three: There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors, and occasional victories. The failed experiment... more »

The Poet: Ranier Maria Rilke, "I Love The Dark Hours"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "I Love The Dark Hours"* "I love the dark hours of my being. My mind deepens into them. There I can find, as in old letters, the days of my life, already lived, and held like a legend, and understood. Then the knowing comes: I can open to another life that's wide and timeless. So I am sometimes like a tree rustling over a gravesite and making real the dream of the one its living roots embrace: a dream once lost among sorrows and songs." - Ranier Maria Rilke

"Where I Needed To Be..."

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

The Pastor Who is Rebuilding a Detroit Neighborhood

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 1 day ago
Monsignor Daniel Trapp spends his time in two of the most stately structures in Detroit. Between teaching at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and his work as pastor at St. Augustine/St. Monica Catholic Church, much of Trapp’s work is done within... The post The Pastor Who is Rebuilding a Detroit Neighborhood appeared first on The Stream.

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“If you knew for absolute certain that every little thing you did today would later be scrutinized, literally moment by moment, by a future you, and future friends, as well as anyone else interested, and you'd all be looking for a number of qualities, especially patience, kindness, and love, during this game of games and test of tests called life, how might you treat the very next person you see after reading this Note? Popcorn, anyone? Twizzlers? Ouh, watch...! Ahhhhh...” "Yeah," The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" www.tut.com


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior. Whenever we seek to avoid the responsibility for our own behavior, we do so by attempting to give that responsibility to some other individual or organization or entity. But this means we then give away our power to that entity.” - M. Scott Peck

Chet Raymo, “Examination of Conscience”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Examination of Conscience”* by Chet Raymo “I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery”, a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a sobering read, but if there is one thing I came away with, it was this: We have an enormous capacity to rationalize the most horrendous crimes. Everyone involved in the slave trade- the European owners of the ships, the masters of the trading companies, the ship captains and crews, the plantation owners in the West Indies and the Chesapeak... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Greg Hunter, "Dane Wigington: Geo Engineering Doing Most Destruction to Planet"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Dane Wigington:* * Geo Engineering Doing Most Destruction to Planet"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Dane Wigington, lead researcher for the global climate engineering informational website GeoengineeringWatch.org, says lawsuits are being prepared to get to the truth about what many call chemtrails. Wigington says, “It’s not just me. In fact, we have six US attorneys and two Canadian attorneys, and they are involved in this battle of their own accord because they realize their reality is disintegrating by the day. The climate engineering issue is the most significant environme... more »

China In Focus ( July 28 - 29 , 2015 ) The beauty of Yanghshou , the fierce discovery of gravity in chinese stock markets and that stocks actually go down by "investors " , The list of Gov''t actions taken to prop things up , blowback from falling stocks in China , human rights , military exercises in South China Sea , pollution

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Updates ....... *George Chen* ‏@george_chen 40m 40 minutes ago BREAKING: State-owned AVIC Capital announced to fire its GM "due to breach of securities regulations", after he sold stocks in market crash *George Chen* ‏@george_chen 3h 3 hours ago Many local analysts now believe 3600 points is so-called "policy bottom". Below that Gov feels like losing face. Next target is 4000 points. *George Chen* ‏@george_chen 3h 3 hours ago About 400 stocks hit 10% daily limit today, mostly in last 30 mins of trading; Surprising to see defense and military industry stocks a... more »

Using the margins

risa bear at A Way to Live - 1 day ago
Go out to where either your greens have made a whole lot of big side foliage you don't use at table, or have gone to seed producing volunteers (volunteer chard shown), and gather about forty leaves. Stuff your Excelsior or Excalibur or solar dehydrator with them. When they're brittle, fish them out and strip dry matter from midribs. Clean up and crumble to desired consistency. Dry can (bake) in jars and open to use as needed. Good for up to five years in our experience. Kale, collards, chard, beets, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, dandelions, false dandelions, lamb's... more »

Dr.Bradstreet Search Warrant: the promising drug GcMAF was their target!!

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 1 day ago
Click HERE to see the Search Warrant


urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 1 day ago
*Before you possibly get excited about what is said in this video, please read this comment from the video:* *Clive de Carle 4 months ago DAVID HAS HAD HIS BANK ACCOUNTS CLOSED, SO HAS NO MONEY. Hundreds of people are beginning to suffer. Thousands have great fear for the future of this supplement. David shows that miracles are possible and you can demand that the MRHA and the uk government allow us free choice over our own bodies.* [image: Clive de Carle] Clive de Carle

ANALYSIS: Liberals Abandon Religious Liberty

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 1 day ago
The American tradition of religious freedom has long included exemptions from laws that impose a burden on the exercise of faith. The Volstead Act implementing Prohibition, for example, made an exception for the sacramental use of alcohol. In recent years,... The post ANALYSIS: Liberals Abandon Religious Liberty appeared first on The Stream.

Russia Revises Its Navy Doctrine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in celebrations for Navy Day in Baltiysk, Kaliningrad region, Russia, July 26, 2015. Reuters/RIA Novosti/Mikhail *IBTimes*: *Russia Amends Navy Doctrine To Counter NATO On Black Sea, Maintain Presence In Atlantic And Mediterranean* Russia on Sunday released its revised maritime doctrine, aimed at boosting the Russian navy’s strategic positions on the Black Sea, while also helping the country’s military maintain a strong presence in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. According to officials, the move is aimed at countering NATO’s “i... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 28, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Rebecca Collard, Time:* *Why Turkey Sees the Kurdish People as a Bigger Threat than ISIS* The Kurds' success against ISIS might encourage advocates of a Kurdish state across parts of Iraq, Syria and Turkey As Kurdish forces headed to the frontlines to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) this weekend, they came under attack, not by ISIS but by Turkish fighter jets. “They were going to Kirkuk and Sinjar to fight ISIS,” says Zagros Hiwa, a spokesman for the Kurdish PKK forces. The PKK, The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, is a Kurdish separatist group and also one of ... more »

The Secret to Getting What You Want

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *Mel Robbins talks about the reasons why you don't always get what you want and what you can do to change this. The post The Secret to Getting What You Want appeared first on Waking Times.

950 Million Android Phones Can be Hijacked by Malicious Text Messages

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
Almost all Android mobile devices available today are susceptible to hacks that can execute malicious code when they are sent a malformed text message or the user is lured to a malicious website, a security researcher reported Monday. The vulnerability affects about... The post 950 Million Android Phones Can be Hijacked by Malicious Text Messages appeared first on The Stream.

U.S.S. Trepang UFO Photos

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
The Black Vault

Quote of the day: On genuine free trade

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Genuine free trade doesn’t require a treaty (or its deformed cousin, a “trade agreement”) … If the establishment truly wants free trade, all it has to do is to repeal our numerous tariffs, import quotas, anti-“dumping” laws, and other … restrictions on trade. No foreign policy or foreign manoeuvring is needed. “If authentic free trade ever looms on the policy horizon, there’ll be one sure way to tell. The government/media/big-business complex will oppose it tooth and nail. We’ll see a string of op-eds ‘warning’ about the imminent return of the 19th century. Media pundits... more »

give a damn

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

World News Briefs -- July 28, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice of America*:* NATO, Turkey in 'Solidarity' on IS, PKK Strikes* ISTANBUL — The Turkish military says it launched a new round of airstrikes on Islamic State group (IS) militants and rebel Kurdish bases in northern Iraq on Tuesday. Two F-16 jets also hit positions belonging to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in southeast Turkey, hours after NATO voiced unequivocal support for Ankara's response to what it called "terrorism" within its own borders. There were no reports of fresh strikes on Islamic State positions in Syria, which began in parallel with Turkish attacks ... more »

Dairy’s debt delusion

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: ScreenHunter_8477 Jul. 23 10.33] From the debt problems of an underwater government --now over $100 billion in debt and counting -- to the debt problems of underwater dairy farmers who, like dairy farmers around the globe, had credit extended to bring new dairy into production, only to find that debt-driven overproduction has lowered dairy prices below what many need even just to repay their debt. An anyone yet spell malinvestment? Over the weekend a blog reader was asking why I haven’t written on the dairy debt crisis. I said I had: it was a few years ago before the mali... more »

July 28: Communications and destruction.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
The history of the last 500 years have been largely about the history of communications. The European sailing ship was a means of communication that made it possible for Europeans to exploit the opportunities of the Americas - and the give them adequate numbers and supplies to murder much of the native population, steal their land, and destroy their societies. It was possible for some European nations, especially the British, to do the same in, for example, India, exploiting its land and very cheap labour, even slave labour, to make huge profits for British capitalists - though ver... more »

Satire: "In Bid to Take Attention from Trump, Other Fifteen Hopefuls Release Joint Sex Tape"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"In Bid to Take Attention from Trump, * *Other Fifteen Hopefuls Release Joint Sex Tape"* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— "In what critics are calling a desperate attempt to draw the media’s attention away from Donald Trump, the other fifteen candidates for the Republican nomination have released a joint sex tape. The tape, including such luminaries as former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Texas senator Ted Cruz, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, appeared briefly on major news Web sites before an avalanche of viewer revuls... more »

Lawyers: Spy Jonathan Pollard to Be Paroled after 30 Years in Prison

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard said Tuesday the U.S. has granted his parole after 30 years in prison for spying for Israel. He is due to be released in November. They said the decision followed a... The post Lawyers: Spy Jonathan Pollard to Be Paroled after 30 Years in Prison appeared first on The Stream.

Stand Up

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
So many names for this time: Awakening, The Wave, The Event, The Moment of Justice, The Shift, The Party. Who to believe? When is it coming? What will happen? Where should I be? These are just a few of the wonderings I am feeling from us all… Here are some thoughts. Every happening is created (by us), regardless of its name or size or relative impact. What differs is the number of energetic signatures participating, manifesting and experiencing the happening. All is in motion now. I dislike the term “Wave” because on the shore a wave emerges from beyond, alters the land... more »

Some things to think about before you call the cops in on a missing-keys case

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Apparently no stranger to misadventure, the Owen Grundy Pier on the Jersey City waterfront, the site of Sunday's incident, was depicted that evening on the *Jersey Journal* website in this photo from November 2013, when the pier was reopened after being struck by a ferry owned by Goldman Sachs. (Goldman Sachs famously moved its "back office" operations to a skyscraper on the new skylined Jersey City waterfront.)* *by Ken* Perhaps it just marks me as a "glass half empty" kind of person, but there seemed to me -- just from the basic facts of the incident -- to have been two fairly ... more »

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