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Saturday, July 4, 2015

4 July - Blogs I'm Following

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Burundi's Refugee Crisis Is Growing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
*Voice of America*:* Fearful Refugees Struggle as Burundi Teeters on Edge of Chaos * *MAHAMA, RWANDA — The white tents stretch almost to the horizon, lined up in neat rows across the red-clay and gnarled-tree landscape of eastern Rwanda, like an army encamped for invasion.* *This, however, is an army of fear and uncertainty: tens of thousands of Burundians who have fled the deepening political chaos in their home country, and created one of Africa’s worst refugee crises.* *Ruth Niyongere is one of at least 27,000 now living at the United Nations-administered camp near the town of... more »

Tunisia Declares A State Of Emergency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 26 minutes ago
*Reuters*:* Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack* *Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday, saying the Islamist militant attack on a beach hotel that killed 38 foreigners had left the country "in a state of war".* *Last week's attack, three months after the deadly Islamist assault on the Bardo museum in Tunis, has shocked the North African country emerging into a democracy following its 2011 "Arab Spring" uprising.* *Tunisia's emergency laws temporarily give the government more executive flexibility, hand the ar... more »

The World's Greenhouse Gas Emissions in One Graphic | Climate Central

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 33 minutes ago
The World's Greenhouse Gas Emissions in One Graphic | Climate Central

Hung: I can't say that the ROC exists

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 39 minutes ago
[image: DSC07238] *Hung isn't going to be on many local candidate billboards, but the DPP's Tsai Ing-wen is going to become very familiar.* Current KMT presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu's Cross-Strait policy is a thing of joy to her opponents. Hung's foreign policy, she explained the other day, is that her One China, same interpretation means that the PRC recognizes the existence of the ROC. Then moments later she said that, well, that would mean a two state existence, which is incompatible with her foreign policy (story). She must be nuts, right? But these are not "foreign polic... more »

Islamic State Uses The Historic Roman Amphitheater At Palmyra To Execute 25 Syrian Soldeirs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Harrowing footage: Child executions were forced to brutally slaughter a group of more than 25 regime soldiers in Palmyra *Daily Mail:* *Slaughter in the Roman amphitheatre: Horrific moment ISIS child executioners brutally shoot dead 25 Syrian regime soldiers in front of bloodthirsty crowds at ancient Palmyra ruin* ** ISIS has released a video of a mass slaughter of regime soldiers in Palmyra* ** The condemned men are lined up on their knees on the amphitheatre stage* ** Child executioners, with pistols in hand, stand behind the condemned men* ** A giant ISIS flag hangs in the backgro... more »

what i'm reading: wild by cheryl strayed, zeitoun by dave eggers

laura k at wmtc - 1 hour ago
I've just finished two truly excellent works of nonfiction: *Wild* and *Zeitoun*. Both books read like fiction, with clean, clear writing and page-turning suspense. Both document almost unbelievable, out-sized events, in one case likely unique, in the other - horribly - anything but. I highly recommend both books. I didn't expect to like *Wild*. Something about the phrase "best-selling memoir" just turns me off. But when the book was chosen as one of my Library's "Raves and Faves," I was intrigued. Those are always excellent books. (I'm quite proud that all five of my Raves and Fave... more »

Flying Saucers and Kenneth Arnold

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 hour ago
(Blogger’s Note: Yes, I’ve touched on this before but in the last week or so the MSM, that is to say Time, published a UFO story that made the point that flying saucer was based on an error so of proving there is nothing to the sightings. I thought I’d take another run at this idea.) I have seen recently more suggestions that the term, “Flying Saucer,” is a misnomer because Kenneth Arnold wasn’t describing the shape of the objects he saw but their motion through the air. Reports from June 1947, however, seemed to indicate that some objects were saucer shaped, and others, who were bu... more »

July 4: We'll start with what isn't in the Irving news.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 2 hours ago
For some reason, our news media have had little to say about Israel. So try the site below. It's from Haaretz, an Israeli paper, and one of the few intelligent and honest news media that are available in English http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/bye-the-beloved-country-why-almost-40-percent-of-israelis-are-thinking-of-emigrating.premium-1.484945 As I read this, I thought of friends who live much of the year in Israel. When they returned to Canada, I asked them whether they had enjoyed their time in Israel. The response was "Have you ever lived in a war zone?" That, and economic pr... more »

At 68 Patti Smith Still Has The Revolutionary Zeal Of A Twenty Year Old. Do You?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
A few days ago, writing for *The Nation*, John Nichols covered Patti Smith's European concert tour, which marks the 40th anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking debut LP, *Horses*, by marveling at how the veteran rocker is giving Europe a masterclass in focused protest rock that puts younger artists to shame. Her patter between songs sounds something like a cross between Bernie Sanders and Alexis Tsipras. Go Patti! At 68, Smith remains a vital and provocative artist with a radical message for the 21st century: “We are all being fucked by corporations, by the military! ... more »

Quote of the Day: "The New Testament v the American Revolution"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
"It is impossible to square the kind of violent rebellion that America’s revolutionary creators advocated and engaged in with the actual meaning of the scripture and accurate interpretations thereof. "The New Testament demands complete submission and obedience to the state; submission to the emperor; payment of taxes; and submission to evil—including violent aggression. Considerations of things such as "due process" and "no taxation without representation" are simply alien to the New Testament. "The Declaration of Independence is a moral argument for rebellion against an unjust s... more »

Republicans don't know what to do about The Donald; Democrats THINK they do

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*The Donald makes rabbit ears!* *by Ken* On Wednesday, as I dared to "dream of a day when we won't have The Donald to kick around anymore," I quoted a couple of chunks from Noah's June 17 post, "Political Groundhog Day: This Time Trump Actually Officially Declares He's Running": I expect The Donald to do well in these here upcoming Clown Car Debates that everyone is talking about. He is, if nothing else, a crowd-pleasing entertainer. His jingoism, simplistic quarter-baked answers to complex multi-layered problems, and his extensive bigotries play well to the brainwashed pitchfork... more »

Chemical Manipulation of Humanity: Why Are We Allowing This To Be Done To Us ?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*My suggestion as always is to vote with your dollars*- Don't buy these products and contact the companies that manufacture them to inform them of your reasons & intent to deny them your hard earned dollars. You can make many of these products yourself and/or you can purchase cleaner products- The choice is yours and mine. Don't wait for politicians or alphabet agencies to act in your best interest. They won't. You have to act in your best interest. *Alternet* *There are around 84,000 chemicals on the market*, and we come into contact with many of them every single day. And if that... more »

Happy 4th Of July To All Of My American Readers

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
Yes, it is Independence Day in the United States of America... Two hundred and 39 years ago, the American colonies declared their independence from the British Crown and Empire and a nation was born on the principles of freedom and liberty for all of its citizens... That is what the American people have long been led to believe... But in reality the original colonies never did become "independent" of the British Empire, and even today most Americans are truly unaware that the United States of America is actually still very much subservient to the British crown, and that the American... more »

Richard Dreyfuss

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
'Krippendorf's Tribe' Goes Off the Path, Back in Time If you thought that blackface went out with Al Jolson, you're wrong. If you thought "jungle bunny" humor of tales set in "darkest Africa" or way up the Amazon went out with serials, B-pictures and Tarzan, you're wrong. "Krippendorf's Tribe" revives all those old demeaning racist stereotypes in the most horrible ways--and at the very moment when the world's few remaining isolated native populations face extinction. Tastelessness can be hilarious if it is sufficiently affectionate and substantially funnier than it is offensive. Th... more »

Russia Mulls New Sanctions against Western Nations

David Mills at The Stream - 7 hours ago
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation’s security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target. The tough statement appears to herald a new round in spiraling Russia-West... The post Russia Mulls New Sanctions against Western Nations appeared first on The Stream.

Billionaires Saban and Soros Pour $3M into Hillary Clinton Campaign

David Mills at The Stream - 7 hours ago
Saban, an Israeli Hollywood mogul, gave Priorities USA Action, Clinton’s super PAC, $2 million, while Soros, a Jewish, Hungary-born business magnate, donated $1 million, according to Politico’s article published Thursday. Clinton’s super PAC, which is dedicated to airing ads supporting... The post Billionaires Saban and Soros Pour $3M into Hillary Clinton Campaign appeared first on The Stream.

Say What?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago

Fingers Crossed For Greece

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 7 hours ago
I'm hoping the people of Greece voted resoundingly to kick the "Troika" in the nads.

The Sadist Who Wrecked New York

David Mills at The Stream - 8 hours ago
It is something of a mystery why the Bodley Head has decided to publish Robert Caro’s The Power Broker in Britain more than 40 years after the initial appearance in the US of this classic work — but better late... The post The Sadist Who Wrecked New York appeared first on The Stream.

Smoke Around Thickwood

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 8 hours ago
It seems I jumped the gun a little bit the other day about the haze we have been getting from all the forest fires. While it did clear up for a bit, a shift in the wind brought it back yesterday. We're having a good bout of off and on rain this today though which my lawn I'm sure really appreciates. I took a break from my book early yesterday evening to take a stroll around my neighbourhood. I'm not sure how well I was able to capture the conditions here but I did my best. From my backyard deck... Signal and Wolverine looking east... At Westview School looking west... East... more »

Independence Day 2015

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 8 hours ago
Happy Independence Day! The history of the United States of America contains some shameful chapters as well as moments that merit legitimate pride. It's far better to view the country as a work in progress instead of something unimpeachable. I've often featured E.J. Dionne's framing of these dynamics from 2006 in "A Dissident's Holiday." An excerpt: ...The true genius of America has

FBI WANTS PIRATE BAY LOGS TO EXPOSE COPYRIGHT TROLLS

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
*"The most frightening words in the English language, We're from the government and we want to help you!" - Ronald Reagan" -AK * http://torrentfreak.com/fbi-wants-pirate-bay-logs-to-expose-copyright-trolls-150703/ FBI WANTS PIRATE BAY LOGS TO EXPOSE COPYRIGHT TROLLS BY ERNESTO ON JULY 3, 2015 BREAKING *Over the past months two Pirate Bay co-founders have been questioned by Swedish police, acting on behalf of the FBI. The officers were looking for information on Pirate Bay backups and logs as part of an investigation into the honeypot scheme of the notorious Prenda copyright t... more »

Jeremy Corbyn and the Trade Unions

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
There were howls of dismay on my Twitter feed last night. And it wasn't all because Heather Watson lost a close fought match with Serena Williams. It had something to do with this: that the GMB and Unite look all set to endorse Jeremy Corbyn's candidacy for the Labour Party leadership. And the people doing the moaning? Mostly Liz Kendall supporters. It's a strange turn about, considering a number of PLP Blairites view Unite as some sort of latter day manifestation of the Militant Tendency. Why are they up in arms about their designated enemy's leadership preference? On the one hand... more »

PeaceWorks in Bath July 4 Parade

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Bath, Maine calls itself the 'City of Ships' where Navy Aegis destroyers are built. So today for the July 4 parade, the largest parade in Maine with more than 10,000 watching, our local PeaceWorks group did an entry of peaceful ships. The ships were designed by Maine artist Natasha Mayers with photos by Peter Woodruff. Thanks to all those who came and participated with us, it was a great day! Remember many activists often complain that we are 'always preaching to the choir' but being in these parades helps us reach the community at large with our messages. We got a good respo... more »

We Need a Declaration of Dependence Too

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 9 hours ago
The Declaration of Independence is the birth certificate of the United States of America. The principles it offers informed our history as a free people: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they... The post We Need a Declaration of Dependence Too appeared first on The Stream.

My Independence Day Open Letter to Government

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 9 hours ago
By Bernie Suarez Today I want to openly declare to the current control system what Independence Day means to me and why it is the most important holiday of the year. *Dear controlling (federal) government, * Do you know what today is? That's right. It's the one day of the year where we the little people celebrate Independence from you the larger control system. That is after all at the heart of Independence Day. This is the day when individuals with a conscience, not groups like government and corporations but individual human beings get to reminisce on the idea of freedom. And... more »

ANALYSIS: The Greek Endgame

Jay Richards at The Stream - 9 hours ago
http://www.city-journal.org/2015/eon0702ng.html The world’s financial elite think that Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is insane for holding a referendum on the country’s economic future. But there is method in his madness. Greece’s crisis has gone on for too long and caused... The post ANALYSIS: The Greek Endgame appeared first on The Stream.

Babooshka

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
As I've said before, the BBC's self-criticising programmes (a fine idea in principle) range from the utterly feeble (*Points of View*) to the barely tepid (*Feedback*) to the sometimes-decent-but-somewhat-hidden-away ( *Newswatch*). Following on from an earlier post, this week's *Feedback *(the barely tepid one) followed its strange segment promoting complaints that the BBC wasn't being anywhere near PC enough over immigration... ...by plugging BBC comedy (at length), and then indulging some humourless Radio 2 listener who, some time after hearing the news bulletin on the *Chris Ev... more »

CawRANT Events #8

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #8* The Pacific North West Coast is well into the third week of an unprecedented scorcher. This heat wave, no doubt, is having a serious effect on our rain forests. You can almost hear the trees crying out in thirst. Time for a *RANT!* First, to a couple of housekeeping matters...back in early June, I posted a story about a cocaine bust in the US that turned out to be bogus. It was one of those stories that you really hoped was true, because it would have torn the lid off the drug smuggling over the Mexican border that we all know is going on by the CIA. Even Jef... more »

'Murica - fuck yeah !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
"Team America: World Police"

Happy 4th of July

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
Fox's inaugural broadcast, 7/4/96.

Noah Sends Out 4th of July Wishes: "Dear People of FOX News . . ."

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Plus: Is Pastor Rick Scarborough burning yet?* *Uh-oh, Bill-O's mouth is open! Stand back, people! Who knows what might come out of that gaping maw?* *by Noah* Here's a wish for today: I wish that I had the technology to jam FOX News. No, not to prevent the twisted, warped programming. We are supposed to be a nation of free speech, aren't we? And if people can believe that they have been abducted by the Saucermen on multiple occasions, I suppose they can believe the endless fear-mongering and dark drivel that FOX offers. I would simply like to be able to jam FOX in such a way tha... more »

Yankee Doodle

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
The Spirit of '76 Archibald MacNeal Willard

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

This is the voice of Anita Anand

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I find *Any Answers *a weird programme to listen to because most of my focus is unstoppably drawn to Anita Anand [no, Grant, not in that way!]... ...and specifically to how she is reacting to each caller. I actually find *Any Answers* quite a tense listen at times as a result, especially if Anita strongly disapproves of something the caller is saying. (Am I alone in that, given how much her reactions dominate the show?) And it's never hard to tell if she strongly disapproves of what the caller is saying. The first sign is usually an uneasy noise of some description (a seemingly ... more »

Abraham Lincoln, “The Gettysburg Address”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Gettysburg Address”* by Abraham Lincoln "Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should d... more »

Ken Burns, “The Civil War, Episode 4: “Simply Murder, 1863”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*Ken Burns, “The Civil War, Episode 4: “Simply Murder, 1863”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sYj4UB7Uag

Ken Burns, “The Civil War”, “Sullivan Ballou’s Letter Home”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*Ken Burns, “The Civil War”, “Sullivan Ballou’s Letter Home”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh_NvtXebmc

Confederate National Anthem, "Dixie Land"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*Confederate National Anthem, "Dixie Land"* The national anthem of the Confederate States of America. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3UUS1kx5oE

"January 1, 1863: The Emancipation Proclamation”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Emancipation Proclamation”* "President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." Despite this expansive wording, the Emancipation Proclamation was limited in many ways. It applied only to states that had seceded from the Union, leaving slavery untouched in the loyal border states. It also expressly exempted parts of the Confederacy that had already come under ... more »

Free Download: “The Declaration of Independence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Declaration of Independence”* Action of Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776 The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America "When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation. We hold these Truths to be...more »

Free Download: “The Constitution of the United States of America”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Constitution of the United States of America”* “We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” - http://www.gpo.gov/

Musings On Iraq in The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
My interviewwith Tom Ricks on U.S. military policy in Iraq from 2003-2006 was listed on Real Clear Defense. Real Clear Defense will also start regularly listing my articles and created an "Authors listing" for me. I was also cited in the new book *Iraq and the Crimes of Aggressive War* by John Hagan, Joshua Kaiser, and Anna Hanson.

Release plan relevant to tertiary ground for bail release

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
R v Dang, 2015 ONSC 4254

It's Independence Day...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
grill some meat and say a prayer for our country. Don't forget the veggies.

"The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band, John Philip Sousa, "The Stars and Stripes Forever"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band, * *John Philip Sousa, "The Stars and Stripes Forever"* "The President's Own" United States Marine Band recorded John Philip Sousa's march "The Stars and Stripes Forever" on March, 3, 2009, in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. This video was recorded for the National Museum of the Marine Corps gallery titled "A Global Expeditionary Force 1866-1916," where visitors will find an interactive Marine Band exhibit." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE

Compare Fukushima Events from July 2015 and Juy 2013

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
July 2, 2015 July 11, 2013

Just Another Conspiracy Theory

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, libe... more »

Greece Prepares To Seize Bank Deposits

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Financial Times*: *Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits to avert collapse* *Greek banks are preparing contingency plans for a possible “bail-in” of depositors amid fears the country is heading for financial collapse, bankers and businesspeople with knowledge of the measures said on Friday.* *The plans, which call for a “haircut” of at least 30 per cent on deposits above €8,000, sketch out an increasingly likely scenario for at least one bank, the sources said.* *A Greek bail-in could resemble the rescue plan agreed by Cyprus in 2013, when customers’ funds were seized to sho... more »

Raining at Daiichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
It is raining at Daiichi this morning. The flashing light I sometimes see on the Futaba cam is flashing. The TBS cam is down. I'm not sure what the blob is over unit 2. It was there for one minute. Perhaps it was a strange raindrop on the lens. It dissipated rapidly:

ANALYSIS: Should Christians Still Celebrate the 4th of July?

Jay Richards at The Stream - 13 hours ago
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420719/christians-celebrate-july-4-same-sex-marriage-patriotism onservative Christians are in a funk after the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. Some have wondered if traditional Christians, especially Evangelicals, typically known for their patriotic ardor, will ever think of America the same way again. Should they... The post ANALYSIS: Should Christians Still Celebrate the 4th of July? appeared first on The Stream.

VA Whistleblower Urges Obama to Choose an Inspector General from Outside the Beleaguered VA Bureaucracy

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 13 hours ago
Ryan Honl, a former VA employee and major whistleblower of the opioid overprescription scandal at Tomah, told President Barack Obama Thursday to choose a permanent inspector general for the beleaguered department. The interaction took place after Obama stepped off Air Force One in La Crosse, Wis., to discuss... The post VA Whistleblower Urges Obama to Choose an Inspector General from Outside the Beleaguered VA Bureaucracy appeared first on The Stream.

Troika Approved: Soylent Greeks

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
Found at: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-03/attention-all-greeks by WilliamBanzai7 by WilliamBanzai7

The "Peace" Sign = Teutonic rune of death

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 14 hours ago
*And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. *Daniel 8:25 from: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/peace_sign.htm The signal "actually began as a symbol of Satanic benediction during the rituals.'' This sign has been used by Yasser Arafat, Richard Nixon, Winston Churchill, and Stewart Meacham, Co-Chairman of Reds' New Mobilisation Committee." Church... more »

Military Photo of the Day: July 4, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 14 hours ago
The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial during the 2014 Fourth of July fireworks in Washington, D.C. Our nation is free because generations of courageous men and women have fought, bled and died to give us that privilege. As we celebrate... The post Military Photo of the Day: July 4, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.

Blue America Endorsed P.G. Sittenfeld For Senate-- Get To Know Who He Is

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
The DSCC is so sure their candidate in Ohio, Ted Strickland, is going to win the primary to challenge Republican incumbent Rob Portman that they don't even bother attacking Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld-- a departure from the way Tester and Schumer are viciously sabotaging other independent-minded candidates, in Florida (Alan Grayson) and Pennsylvania (Joe Sestak), who will likely beat weak DSCC picks, respectively Patrick Murphy and Ed Pawlowski. They're counting on Strickland's name recognition-- the 73-year-old was Ohio's governor from 2007 through 2010-- to power ... more »

In The Past Month Chinese Investors Have Lost $2.8 Trillion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *China Brokers Set Up $19 Billion Fund to Stem Market Rout* *Chinese brokerage firms have come together to set up a stock-market fund, the latest effort to stem the biggest three-week drop in China’s key share index since 1992.The 21 brokers led by Citic Securities Co. will invest the equivalent of 15 percent of their net assets as of the end of June, or no less than 120 billion yuan ($19.3 billion) in total, the Securities Association of China said in a statement on its website Saturday. The fund will invest in blue-chip exchange-traded funds, it said.The move com... more »

In 863, Greek brothers made Slavs literate

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Congratulations to the American readers – 50% of the TRF community. It's The Independence Day, July 4th. This day is followed by two Czech national holidays, July 5th and July 6th. On July 6th, 1415, i.e. 600 years ago, top Czech Catholic priest, master at my Alma Mater (Charles University), and early church reformer Mister John Huss was burned at stake during the Council of Constance. The top European Catholic apparatchiks didn't like that he has loved the truth and articulately criticized them for their hypocrisy, excessive wealth, double standards during masses, and bureaucratiza... more »

Germany Suggests Greece Could Exit Eurozone ‘Temporarily’

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
The latest and breaking news from Greece. German finance minister floats idea of temporary Greek exit from the eurozone as Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, accuses creditor powers of “terrorism”. The post Germany Suggests Greece Could Exit Eurozone ‘Temporarily’ appeared first on The Stream.

Sam Groth Hits Wimbledon’s Second Fastest Serve Ever

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
WATCH @SamGrothTennis hit the second fastest serve ever at Wimbledon with this 147mph cannonball. The post Sam Groth Hits Wimbledon’s Second Fastest Serve Ever appeared first on The Stream.

U.S. Continues To Stockpile Its Massive Bunker-Buster Bombs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
GBU-57 MOP prototype.(Image from wikimedia.org) *L.A. Times*: *U.S. stockpiles powerful bunker-buster bombs in case Iran nuclear talks fail* *As diplomats rush to reach an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. military is stockpiling conventional bombs so powerful that strategists say they could cripple Tehran's most heavily fortified nuclear complexes, including one deep underground.* *The bunker-busting bombs are America's most destructive munitions short of atomic weapons. At 15 tons, each is 5 tons heavier than any other bomb in the U.S. arsenal.* *In development... more »

ISIS Executes More Than 3,000 Men, Women and Children in First Year of Islamic Caliphate

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 14 hours ago
In the first year of its self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate, ISIS jihadists executed over 3,027 people, among them being at least 86 women and 76 children, as reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Some analysts have suggested that such... The post ISIS Executes More Than 3,000 Men, Women and Children in First Year of Islamic Caliphate appeared first on The Stream.

A Tentative Iranian Nuclear Deal Appears To Be On The Verge Of Being Agreed Upon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C), Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi and Hossein Fereydoon (R), brother and close aide to President Hassan Rouhani meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (not pictured) at a hotel in Vienna, Austria July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *WNU Editor*: AP is reporting that the main issue of when sanctions are to be lifted have been reached .... *Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief* (AP). Bloomberg is reporting that the UN is now saying that they can assess the military aspects of Iran's nuclear... more »

While the World Watches Greece THIS is Happening

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-03/while-world-watches-greece-happening *While the World Watches Greece THIS is Happening* Submitted by Capitalist Exploits on 07/03/2015 17:17 -0400 By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Watching the ongoing Greek saga unfold is enough to make a blind man grimace. Capital controls which could be seen coming down the track like a freight train are but one more notch on the disaster stick called European Monetary Union. Why talk of Greek debt negotiations is even taking place at all is the height of absurdity. It's akin to discussing how lar... more »

Special Greece Report ( July 4 , 2015 ) - On Independence Day In The US , Interesting And Hopefully Thought Provoking Updates On Greece ( Background Items on Referendum / recent " reliable " polling data , ECB Governor Benoit Coeure due to give remarks Sunday morning , various articles / opinion pieces on the referendum reflecting both sides , updates on the state of play for Greece's Banks , the economy and financial situation )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Tweets..... *Greek Reporter* ‏@GreekReporter 4h 4 hours ago Greek Referendum Starts at 7:00 AM on Sunday, First ‘Safe’ Estimate at 9:00 PM http://dlvr.it/BQ92jX #*Greece* *Diane Shugart* ‏@dianalizia 9h 9 hours ago another number to watch tomorrow: 3,942,012. it's how many voters (40% of electorate) that must cast ballot for #*Greferendum* to be valid. Andrew Lilico retweeted *John Rentoul* ‏@JohnRentoul 36m 36 minutes ago Latest Greek referendum polls seem to be herding to dead heat as well http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/blog/archives/9453 … Nick Ma... more »

Analysts: Greek Government’s Post-Referendum Future Unsure, Tsipras Wants Softer Deal

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Whether Greeks decide in Sunday’s referendum to accept their lenders’ bailout deal or reject it, the government’s hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras... The post Analysts: Greek Government’s Post-Referendum Future Unsure, Tsipras Wants Softer Deal appeared first on The Stream.

Would Greek Exit Help or Hurt Europe’s Currency Union?

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it’s not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon. What would that mean for the Greek people and for the European Union’s 16-year-old... The post Would Greek Exit Help or Hurt Europe’s Currency Union? appeared first on The Stream.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*British teachers can confiscate and KEEP pupils' unhealthy food under government rules for lunchbox inspections* Teachers are free to take - and keep - any item from pupils' lunchboxes if they think they are unhealthy or inappropriate, the government has said. Parents were outraged last month when it emerged children had scotch eggs and a Peperami confiscated under health eating policies. Now ministers have backed the move, giving staff freedom to 'confiscate, keep or destroy' anything deemed to break school policies and setting out the procedure for carrying out lunchbox inspecti... more »

How To Escalate The Ukraine War And U.S. - Russian Tensions At The Same Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Members of the Ukrainian armed forces prepare a weapon at their position located near the town of Horlivka, north of Donetsk, Ukraine, June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko *Josh Cohen, Reuters:* *Want to escalate U.S.-Russia tension? Arm Ukraine.* *United States-Russian military tensions are exploding. On June 23 the Pentagon announced plans to station hundreds of tanks, howitzers and other armor in the Baltics and throughout other East European NATO countries. Russia meanwhile is increasing its forces in Belarus and speeding up the deployment of Iskander missiles to Kaliningra... more »

A Grave Mistake

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://news.nationalpost.com/ The story of the Harper Party's rejection of Ches Crosbie's candidacy in Avalon tells you much more about Stephen Harper than it does about Mr. Crosbie. Stephen Maher writes: It is part of the culture of the distinct society of Newfoundland to have a bit of fun, to mock oneself, one’s fellows and, especially, one’s betters, who must either laugh or lose face. So Crosbie put on a Stephen Harper wig, a kilt, a seal-skin vest, took up a wooden sword and performed the final, bloody scene of Macbeth, in which, ... more »

Poll: Support Grows for States to Ignore Federal Court Rulings

Jonathan Witt at The Stream - 15 hours ago
The Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday finds an increasing number of likely U.S. voters believe states can disobey federal court rulings if their elected officials agree with them. The poll follows a pair of controversial Supreme Court decisions issued last week... The post Poll: Support Grows for States to Ignore Federal Court Rulings appeared first on The Stream.

Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
Earlier this month, LifeNews.com reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUDs), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission. The IUD is known as... The post Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing appeared first on The Stream.

Bubba Watson to Remove Confederate Flag from ‘General Lee’

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Bubba Watson says he’s painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in The Dukes of Hazzard television series. The two-time Masters champ said Friday he’ll replace it with the U.S. flag... The post Bubba Watson to Remove Confederate Flag from ‘General Lee’ appeared first on The Stream.

The Madness of Jim Carrey

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 15 hours ago
From his imaginary deity ‘Baba’ to his anti-vaxxer proselytizing, the ‘90s comedy legend Jim Carrey’s bizarre behavior has reached a fever pitch. Jim Carrey is the latest ’90s star to fall from grace. The Ace Ventura actor and former comedy... The post The Madness of Jim Carrey appeared first on The Stream.

Hillary Clinton Says She Takes a ‘Backseat to No One’ on Championing Liberal Causes

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Friday she takes a “backseat to no one” on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. Clinton addressed 850 people at... The post Hillary Clinton Says She Takes a ‘Backseat to No One’ on Championing Liberal Causes appeared first on The Stream.

The Fall and Rise and Fall of Pompeii

David Mills at The Stream - 15 hours ago
… Pompeii has suffered devastating losses since the Schola Armaturarum collapsed in 2010. Every year since then has witnessed additional damage. As recently as February, portions of a garden wall at the villa known as the Casa di Severus gave... The post The Fall and Rise and Fall of Pompeii appeared first on The Stream.

Gold Bullion Dealer Unexpectedly "Suspends Operations" Due To "Significant Transactional Delays"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
Word around the water cooler is there is a massive underground repository of gold in Xianjiang provence that serves as a remote "physical ownership complex" of gold, where gold is moved from one "owner" to another "owner" within this huge complex without the requirement of actually flying it around the world in airplanes (which risks theft of the gold). The rumor is the earthquake affected this repository and therefore the "transfer" of physical gold within it. *This blog is attempting to verify that rumor.* But like the Zerohedge article below says.... whether its paper gold ... more »

Multiple False Flag Set Up: “Perfect Storm” on 4th – Says Government

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Many events are well-aligned this fourth of July. Are you paying attention? The post Multiple False Flag Set Up: “Perfect Storm” on 4th – Says Government appeared first on Waking Times.

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*New paper finds Mediterranean Sea was up to 7C warmer than present during the Pliocene* *In a Greenie coal-free paradise* Regional and global significance of Pliocene sea surface temperatures from the Gulf of Cadiz (Site U1387) and the Mediterranean Alexandrina Tzanova and Timothy D. Herbert Abstract The Atlantic – Mediterranean water exchange is a component of global ocean circulation capable of influencing deep water formation in the North Atlantic, yet it is poorly constrained for the time period preceding the intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation (NHG). The s... more »

The Pentagon Is Developing Strategies To Combat Hybrid Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Armed pro-Russian separatists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic pledge an oath during a ceremony in Donetsk on June 21. *Thomas Gibbons-Neff: Washington Post:* *The ‘new’ type of war that finally has the Pentagon’s attention* *The Pentagon is increasingly concerned about how to combat “hybrid warfare,” the combination of stealth invasion, local proxy forces and international propaganda that Russia used to annex Crimea and destabilize eastern Ukraine, U.S. officials said.Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Thursday released the 2... more »

The Magic of Synchronicity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Amy L. Lansky* - Our collective energies can produce amazing material things, but also magic. The post The Magic of Synchronicity appeared first on Waking Times.

It's all Greek to them

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Oh my, there was a classic panel on *Dateline London* today! The cast list essentially moved from the centre to the hard-left; beginning with the vaguely centrist Stephanie Baker (*Bloomberg News*), passing to the left-leaning Marc Roche of *Le Soir *and then moving on to the even-more-left-wing Portuguese writer Eunice Goes and finally to the yet-more-left-wing-still Owen Jones of *The Guardian*. A classic *Dateline *panel indeed! It was very lively though. When you've got Eurofanatic Marc Roche on the panel but the other guests - especially the deeply disillusioned leftists - j... more »

Why High Speed Trains Are Important To The Chinese Army

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen, The Week/War is Boring:* *The Chinese military has a new secret weapon: Lightning-fast trains* *On most days, China's high-speed rail network is for hauling millions — yes, millions — of commuters, vacationers, and tourists around the country.* *But on May 14, one section of the growing network served a very different purpose. A People's Liberation Army brigade from the Lanzhou military region boarded a high-speed train and set off for Xinjiang — 300 miles to the west.* *The exercise was a rapid and clever way to move troops around the huge country, something w... more »

Collectively Realized Creation vs. Mutually Assured Destruction

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - We are at a crossroads, so which path will we choose? The post Collectively Realized Creation vs. Mutually Assured Destruction appeared first on Waking Times.

Colombia: UFO Recorded Over Bogota's Cerro Monserrate

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Source: Diario del Huila (Colombia) and Planeta UFODate: 07.03.15* *Colombia: UFO Recorded Over Bogotá's Cerro Monserrate* The object seen in the video has apparently been considered an unidentified flying object. The video was recorded on the evening of Wednesday, July 1 2015. A luminous object flying at high speed can be seen in images, swiftly changing directions. The "UFO" - as it has been classified by cybernauts - is flying over Cerro Monserrate with an impressive moon in the background. The video was recorded by Jaime Reyes, who uploaded the video and would like to have ... more »

How to Conquer Your Fears and Control Your Emotions

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Video - *Stress expert Roy Masters explains how you can conquer and control your emotions to overcome fears, addictions, anxiety, etc. The post How to Conquer Your Fears and Control Your Emotions appeared first on Waking Times.

Matt Damon Speech on the Elites and Control by Obedience to Them....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt in The Adjustment Bureau Found at: *http://goo.gl/LErDmh* which originated here: *https://goo.gl/pV0eo6*

Why Two? The Question Same-Sex Marriage Activists Cannot Answer

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
If marriage is not the union of a man and a woman, then why should it be limited to two people (or, for that matter, require two people)? Why can’t it be one or three or five? What makes the... The post Why Two? The Question Same-Sex Marriage Activists Cannot Answer appeared first on The Stream.

Hundreds of Arizona Inmates to be Moved Following Riot

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable. Nine corrections officers suffered minor injuries in the incidents at the privately... The post Hundreds of Arizona Inmates to be Moved Following Riot appeared first on The Stream.

Pixar Films Remind Us That We Might Not Be Perfect

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
Among the many extraordinary things about Pixar’s brilliant “Inside Out,” now in theaters, is a quiet but important climactic moment: one that highlights what makes Pixar movies special, from “Toy Story” to “Monsters University.” Without spoiling any particulars, the young... The post Pixar Films Remind Us That We Might Not Be Perfect appeared first on The Stream.

Proposal to temporarily sterilise all NZ teenage females should raise serious red flags

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
[image: THE LEADING EDGE] July 1, 2015 [The Leading Edge] Yesterday the NZ media featured coverage of a new proposal that has been put forward by two “senior” academics from the University of Otago, who would like to see all young New Zealand females temporarily sterilised with long-acting chemical contraceptive implants. *In their ideal vision for the future of New Zealand young people, these academics would like temporary sterilisation to be the default policy that young girls would have to deliberately be opted out of if they didn’t want their new and still-developing ferti... more »

Self-promotion

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
This isn't a post about BBC bias as such, merely yet another instance of a familiar complaint made against the BBC - that the BBC often arrives late at a story and then inserts itself into it, centre-stage. Readers of *The Times *will have woken up today to read a report from the paper's crime correspondent John Simpson about the Mannan family from Luton's flight to Syria into the embracing (blood-soaked) arms of their beloved Khalifah. It was posted at one minute past midnight last night: A family of 12 from Luton say they have arrived in Syria and have defended their decision to... more »

"Tell that to the people in the Gulf of Mexico!"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
I nearly forgot... Thursday night's *The Papers *on the BBC News Channel discussed BP's £12 billion settlement over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The paper reviewer from the *FT* ended his commentary by saying, "It has been five years, so it's gone on for a long time". BBC presenter Martine Croxall chipped in, "Tell that to the people in the Gulf of Mexico!" before moving on. Did I spy an opinion there, Martine?

Gaia Portal: Enrapturings are finished

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
*Enrapturings are finished* by ÉirePort Enrapturings are finished. Essentials are incorporated into all Energetic up-levelings as their absence precludes existence. Last messages have been heard. First messagings of the New Era are recognized by the seekers. Finalities are no more. The moment is now. ÉirePort | July 4, 2015 at 09:37 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-v7

Driving Jesus Out of Town

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 18 hours ago
All three synoptic Gospels contain an account of the deliverance of men possessed by demons in an area referred to as Gadarene or Generasene. (Matthew 8:28; Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26) Matthew writes of two men and emphasizes the response of... The post Driving Jesus Out of Town appeared first on The Stream.

56% of British people think Islam is a threat to Western liberal democracy

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The BBC got into a spot of difficulty earlier this year over its attempts to put a positive spin on a BBC/ComRes survey in which 27% of British Muslims expressed some sympathy with those who carried out the Charlie Hebdo massacre. The BBC headlined its findings, "Most British Muslims 'oppose Muhammad cartoons reprisals'"; other media organisation chose headlines such as "One in four British Muslims 'have some sympathy for motives behind Charlie Hebdo attacks'" (*The Independent*) or "Quarter of British Muslims sympathise with Charlie Hebdo terrorists" (*The Daily Telegraph*). ... more »

Kin's Domains of Russia - An Eco Friendly Lifestyle

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*Published on Feb 17, 2014* Recently in Russia there has been an increase in the number of people who, preferring life in nature to the hustle and bustle of the city, have moved to Eco-villages...and are creating "Kin's domains."... and the story begins! ))) Here you can order a gigh quality video - * http://www.spaceoflove.com/rodnoe_1.htm*

China sets up largest gold sector fund for nations along ancient Silk Road

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/china-sets-largest-gold-sector-fund-nations-ancient-silk-road-05201523033.html *China sets up largest gold sector fund for nations along ancient Silk Road* May 25, 2015 China has set up a gold sector fund involving 65 countries along the ancient Silk Road. It has been set up in China’s northwest Xi’an city during ongoing forum on investment and trade. The fund will be led by Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) and is expected to raise 16.1 billion dollars in three phases. It should be noted that it is the largest fund set up by China in the gold sector. ... more »

"This story has important lessons for us all in multicultural Britain today"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Following on from an earlier post... BBC One is broadcasting a documentary on Monday about the Bosnian War entitled A Deadly Warning: Srebrenica Revisited. It will be presented by a leading British Muslim convert, Myriam François-Cerrah - a familiar face on the BBC's *The Big Questions *and *Sunday Morning Live*. Will it be a balanced account that, as well as detailing the massacres committed by the Serbs and Croats and the suffering of Bosnia's Muslim population, also mentions (a) the role of foreign jihadis in fighting on behalf of Bosnia's Muslims, marking - some believe -... more »

'Dogs and Media Hounds' Russell Means Uncensored a Decade Later

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 20 hours ago
'Dogs and Media Hounds,' Russell Means Uncensored a Decade Later Photo Brenda Norrell Russell Means and Ward Churchill By Brenda Norrell Censored News While going through my files, and remembering interviews with Russell Means, I found these two articles censored by Indian Country Today a decade ago, while I was a staff reporter there.  I'm publishing these now because Russell

Happy 4th of July!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
For Jilly!

Dead in Chicago  (Conundrae Galore)  Looters Lead the Way? Orwell Sadly Triumphs  (And You Just Thought Elections Were Swamped by Dark Money  (Sekrit Money Located!))  Here's the Right-Wing's Money Honey (Leading To Question of Why No Left Wing's?)  Why Nobody Knows What's Going Into Your Food, Who's Buying the Senate?  Watch Out NC!  (No Wonder We Got Tax-Bomber/River Ruiners McCrory/Tillis in Charge of Demise)

(Listening all evening, friends, to the "Fare Thee Well" Grateful Dead Reunion (first night of three) at Soldier Field in Chicago with much regret (at not being able to attend) and deep reverence and respect for this massive effort aimed at crowd pleasing (and it's a huge crowd that has looked forward to this type tour for 20 years - since Jerry departed - sob! - for mellower fields) on Sirius/

Lebanese Army receives shipment of Chinese weapons

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Chinese weapons shipment]The Lebanese Army received a shipment of Chinese weapons Friday, the latest in a recent series of international arms deliveries to help Lebanon contain the militants on its eastern border with Syria. The Army statement did not specify what types of weapons and ammunition, or the quantity of the arms, were included in the shipment, which arrived in Beirut’s port before noon. The Lebanese Army has been shelling militant positions for months on its northeastern border where ISIS and Nusra Front fighters are holed up. Read more

Russia Ramps Up Black Sea Fleet With Modernized War Aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su-30M2 Flanker]Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Air Force, Air Defense and Naval aviation units have received 10 new and modernized aircraft and helicopters, the press service of Russia’s Southern Military District reported on Friday. Among the new military hardware are Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name Fullback) twin-engine, two-seat strike fighters. Based on Sukhoi Su-27 'Flanker', the two-seat Su-34 is designed primarily for tactical deployment against ground and naval targets. Modernized, multipurpose Su-30M2 fighters are designed to gain air superiority by destroying manned a... more »

80 Rafale-type jets needed: IAF

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Dassault Rafale]Facing a crisis of a dwindling fleet of fighter jets, the Indian Air Force (IAF), has formally told the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that it needs at least 80 Rafale-type multi-role combat fighter jets to be battle-ready in the next few years. This is the first time the IAF has put a minimum number to its needs since the government, in April this year, announced a decision to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a “fly-away” condition. Initially, the IAF had projected the need for 126 such fighter jets and a global tender was floated, which is now in cold ... more »

Happy 4th of July

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Have a safe and happy holiday, folks!

Russia's MiG-29 Fighter Jets Grounded After Yet Another Crash

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: MiG-29 Fulcrum]Russia grounded its fleet of more than 200 MiG-29 fighter jets on Friday after one crashed during a routine training exercise in the southern Krasnodar region, news agency Interfax reported. The incident marks the fourth crash of a Russian military plane over the past month and the fourth loss of a MiG-29 in the past year. “Flights of the MiG-29 are suspended until the reasons for the crash are identified,” Russian air force chief Colonel General Viktor Bondarev was quoted by Interfax as saying Friday. It is common practice to ground all airplanes of a given... more »

What is string theory? Ask Ashoke and Nima

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
If you have 94 spare minutes, you should watch this insightful and amusing panel discussion on "What is string theory", a public event that took place on Monday, at the end of the Strings 2015 annual conference in India. Rajesh Gopakumar introduces the two main heroes, Milner Prize winners Ashoke Sen and Nima Arkani-Hamed. They talk about all kinds of conceptual questions, what string theory and quantum gravity is, why quantum gravity is difficult, and so on. The monologues begin with a rather conventional Ashoke Sen's 20-minute introduction to modern physics, quantum field the...more »

NATO gets its first Global Hawk

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
NATO recently unveiled its first Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft. The program is to acquire five Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft and the associated command and control base stations. The UAVs will provide needed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data for NATO. Canada was once a player in the program but it has pulled out of AGS (although it will, like all NATO nations be privy to the ISR data collected). Read more

The Unforgotten Ones

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Today we are tackling a serious ethical problem that society has worked hard to neuter. it has chosen to do this by renaming the act of prenatal infanticide as abortion. That fails to take away the nature of the act in which a duly conceived life is terminated. It is hardly surprising that so many have struggled with this issue from the beginning. Our challenge is to now investigate this question in light of new knowledge. We can now make a number of statements that are largely understood to be correct. 1. Life is constructed between the Spirit Body using the Soul as ... more »

Dragons Came to Earth from Sirius?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Why not already! What we have here is a mass of data collected regarding the Sirian intervention ( for want of a better name) that overlapped much of the Bronze Age and for which we are digging up conforming data. Better yet, we identify a report that tells us that this intervention was not just one alien species. This also conforms to hte data we have been collecting here. However none of them appeared to look like dragons though we have apparent reptilians. It is noted here that their planet was much more massive and that they wore heavy copper foot wear. This sounds lik... more »

This Unbelievable Coincidence Is Responsible For Life In The Universe

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I do not think that this story is necessarily over though. I would like to see work done on neutron pairs that have not decayed into hydrogen. I suspect that the potential for element production from assemblages of such undecayed pairs is much higher and operative without the intervention of a star. Other wise we have to rely on the actual death of stars to produce all the matter in the universe and I do not think that conjecture will survive rigorous investigation. We have accepted the reaction chain system far too quickly and have also forgotten that the chain is going the ... more »

Giant Sloth Lit Up

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is an excellent sighting and it is certainly our friend the Giant Sloth. We do not even have to rely on not a bear and not a bigfoot. The short arms are really a doubled up stance and thje odd movement conforms to what we already expect from the giant sloth. I wish this witness could see a small sloth walking erect if they ever do. The fur is again noted and a green tinge is also a pleasant surprise and may well be algae in the coat. We now have collect a large number of conforming reports and this is painting an excellent picture of this creatures life way. This one w... more »

Huge Dust Cloud Around the Moon

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I suspect that there is also plenty of extremely small particles able to induce refraction on incoming light. This could produce that glow. Then has anyone determined the actual spectrum? The dominant physical component of our solar system happens to be Dark Matter and it radiates in the utra violet. How it all reacts with dust and incoming radiation is not yet understood. For that reason we best withhold judgement of course but it is suggestive. . *Huge Dust Cloud Discovered Around the Moon—but ‘Lunar Glow’ Remains a Mystery* *By Carole Mundell, University of Bath | June 18... more »

Local Farming Can Feed Most of America

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The real limit is not land. It is hands on deck to do the actual work and the design of a protocol that makes it all possible. Even today organic farmers are held back by this a;though they have obviously made effective compromises. We have spent fifty years depopulating the farm equation. Now we need to reverse this process ,but certainly not the way we did things in the past. Folks forget that most of the damage to our farmland took place before industrial agriculture if they ever understood that. Today we have access to power and more and more small power tools. Eventu... more »

The Religious Specter Haunting Revolution with Michael Ignatieff

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: (Image: Yale University Press)] * An interesting discussion. I think that religion itself is now facing a true reformation based on a much deeper understanding of spirituality itself. I do know that my own understanding regarding the physical nature of the spirit and the second tier of matter immediately opens the door to direct communication and the absorption of a uniform correct doctrine. We are then talking about the acceptance of a fresh canon of scripture in particular. The ancient canons remain valuable but they have also succeeded as far as possible without deal... more »

America has Gone Insane

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Let us start with the real problem. It is the much too natural promotion of barbarism in the media. Barbarism pays. Much more important it is not a constitutional right to promote barbarism because barbarism just happens to be an attack on civil society similar to treason. The race to the bottom in the media has produced this huge imbalance and it can be ended in a second by consent. We do license these scum. As stated this has nothing to do with free speech but is in fact an indirect attack on free speech. Look at how this writer's rights have been assaulted for the simp... more »

Graphene Light Bulb Shines Bright

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Rather nice but a long way away from application. Yet it nicely solves the need for light emission in optical computation which is certainly our future. This is a credible proof of concept and one can easily imagine complex optical devices coming out of all this. Graphere research continues to leap ahead.. *Graphene light bulb shines bright* *Jun 18, 2015 * *Turning on the lights: illustration of light emitted from graphene* *http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2015/jun/18/graphene-light-bulb-shines-bright* *The first on-chip, visible-light source that uses "wonder m... more »

Mantis Shrimp Inspires New Armor Design Moduality

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is an amazing insight. Can we apply it to our skulls as well? filtering out damaging modes of shock is a huge innovation in material strenght and can be applyed even to bridges where vibration is the issue. It may even turn out to be simple to apply as well. The spiral shape is uniform and fiber size will be the important variable. This idea applied successfully to construction can give us vastly lighter construction modes and even hugely cheaper. We still have to figure out how, but i simply do not think it will be too hard. We have the correct hint. . *Mantis shrimp... more »

Nothing Can Stop China’s Quit Communism ‘Tsunami,’ Says Former Polish President Lech Walesa

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The end of communism in China has been inevitable for decades yet has been tolerated so long as they stay out of the way. Otherwise the country is operated by an effective corporation of technocrats who enjoy the stability of authoritarianism. That the people now want alternative outlets for political action is becoming difficult to suppress and action has so far has been somewhat passive. The solution is to in fact extend full political freedom at the local level first and then to successive levels in stages of several years allowing natural legislators to be trained and to e... more »

Ata, the 6-Inch Tall Alien

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The skeleton is terribly small, but the skull archetecture is seriously significant. It informs us how it is possible to produce large skulled humanoids such as we have also discovered. We have sliding plates that ultimately mesh after the brain is fully formed. The recent age of this skull and that it has not finished growing as well suggest that it may even grow into a full human sized being. This could be a child of the folks with the huge skulls although that now seems unlikely. We are also informed by this that these folks remain extent and that means living ... more »

The Enigmatic Pyramids of the Amazon

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Firstly, they are close by Cusco down the foothills to the Amazon Basin. This inevitably makes it all part of the Incan complex at least. Add in the antiquity of other sites easily contemporaneous with the Great Pyramid at least and continuing to largely ignore largely flawed attempts to place pyramids before 13,000 BP as a so far unnecessary leap and we have one more conforming site that actually also explains why we have not had pyramids of significance here. They really needed flat land to build on and likely good geology. We are going to discover that large pyramids are... more »

A Net Assessment of East Asia

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
. Of course it is all about China and just how it will make the greatest economic transition in history. Present noise to the contrary, past history happens to be favorable and i presently feel little concern. There are little things to tidy up such as North Korea and yes, South Korea is cringing at the bill. In the meantime everyone knows the outcome and are merely stalling. Chinese turmoil serves no one and at the same time, the government itself is successfully cleansing itself of what must be described as bad elements. There are critical elements in the Chinese army as w... more »

The Two Contending Visions of World Government

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
There is only one vision of world governance however it is dressed up and it is top to bottom hierarchical and that has been its failing. Democratic elections do temper the system but it fails to temper any hierarchical construct at falls outside all that. The tempering process of the demos itself also comes up short and is often corrupted by money. It just happens to be the best that we have pulled off so far. Fortunately the enthusiastic hanging of various elites over the past two centuries has normally made even elites appreciative. As posted in the past, the USA is seri... more »

Psoas Muscle May be Triggering Fear and Anxiety

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I am not so sure that I buy into all that is said here but it is still new material to me. However ,it is linked to fight or flight machinery and is close to our so called lower nervous system and consciouness and well positioned to act first. It really could 'cock' the body in preparation for an emergency. The take home is that we all need to learn a lot more about anatomy to understand how different exercises actually benefit the body. The more interesting question is just how did primitive man exercise those same muscles. More likely few got old enough to actually care mu... more »

IAF to set up AEW&CS base in Punjab

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Embraer EMB-145I AEW&C]The Indian Air Force (IAF) is setting up a base for operating airborne early warning and control aircraft at the Bhisiana Air Force Station near Bathinda. The base will house indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AEW&CS) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The DRDO’s Bengaluru-based Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) has developed three such systems that are mounted on the Brazilian Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft. Two of the aircraft would be based at Bhisiana while the third will remain positioned at the ... more »

INS Viraat to turn into a museum

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: INS Viraat (R22)]INS Viraat, the oldest aircraft carrier in the world, will soon be converted into a museum. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) authorities have received an in-principle approval from the Ministry of Defence to convert the Centaur-class aircraft carrier into a museum. “The Centre has agreed to hand over INS Viraat to the state on the request of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu,” the APTDC executive director Amarendar said. Read more

Russian frigates left without engines prepared for transfer to India

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Project 11356 (Talwar) class FFG]The fourth and fifth Project 11356 frigates, built for the Russian Navy at the Kaliningrad Yantar shipyard, might be sent to India. A source in the Defense Ministry informed Lenta.ru of this. Such a move will make it possible to equip the ships with turbines of Ukrainian manufacture that were previously ordered but which Kiev now refuses to supply since they would be used for equipping Russian warships. The first three ships will be transferred to the Russian Navy on time. Read more

Navy's missile boat fleet chief: Hezbollah's anti-ship cruise missile is a serious threat

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Naval exercise (Photo: IDF Spokesman's Office)]The less-than-idyllic vistas of the Middle Eastern shores has been part of the operational routine of the outgoing commander of the Navy's Missile Boats Flotilla (Shayetet 3), Col. Eyal Harel, and his fighters, over the past three years. After nine years as a commander at sea, Harel has turned into one of the few officers in the IDF who got to see how the Middle East changes up close. Over the past few years, he took part in covert and distant operations, which until the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt were the exclusive job of... more »

Russia to receive 5th-generation nuclear subs

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
The Russian Navy will receive two models of the fifth-generation nuclear submarine. The underwater cruiser will ensure combat resistance of strategic submarines, while the other model will be a missile carrier designed to destroy surface targets. According to Anatoly Shlemov, the head of the department of state defense order of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the main difference between the two modifications will be about the installation of the compartment with missile weapons. The honor the build the new nuclear submarines will belong to Malachite design bureau. Read more

Busted Arm Blogging

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 22 hours ago
Because Twitter is ephemeral and because this is my blog on which I can write whatever I want, here's what's been happening to me. On Saturday night, I broke my left forearm. Went to Emerg, got it splinted, and got appt with Fracture Clinic 4 days later. Which was yesterday. Here's my series of tweets about it. (I wrote them out first. Apologies for lack of caps, but one-handed inputting.) well, that was more of an ordeal than expected. in short, emerg fucked up. bone should have been straightened out before splinting would that explain BIG pain since? i asked. side-eye between doc ... more »

This Spy Saved The U.S. $2 Billion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
An identity card created by the CIA in an attempt to replicate Adolf Tolkachev’s building pass to facilitate removing secret documents from his Soviet military institute. Despite much effort, the plan worked only briefly in the summer of 1982. (Courtesy of H. Keith Melton and the Melton Archive/From the book “The Billion Dollar Spy”) *Washington Post*:* How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow* *The spy had vanished.* *He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the se... more »

Islamic State Vows To Destroy Egypt's Pyramids And The Sphinx

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Reuters / Amr Abdallah Dalsh *National Post:* *ISIL vows to demolish the pyramids and the sphinx amid wave of attacks on Egyptian forces* *As tensions rise in Egypt, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is calling for the nation’s cultural icons, like the pyramids and the sphinx, should be destroyed.* *ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly said destroying the monuments was a “religious duty.”* *British Muslim political activist Anjem Choudary told the Telegraph: “When Egypt comes under the auspices of the Khalifa (Caliphate), there will be no more Pyramids, no more Sph... more »

Egypt's War Against Islamic Militants In The Sinai Is Intensifying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Egypt Says Its Forces Killed Scores of Militants in Sinai Battle* *Warplanes, helicopters carried out deadly airstrikes against Islamic State’s affiliate, military says * *CAIRO—Egypt’s military said Friday its warplanes and helicopters killed 70 militants in two days of airstrikes against Islamic State’s affiliate in the northern Sinai Peninsula.* *Rebels belonging to the radical group’s local branch, Sinai Province, swarmed more than a dozen army positions around the town of Sheikh Zuwayed on Wednesday in the largest assault on Egypt’s military in recent... more »

Watson loses to Williams in thriller, BBC Sport show mastery of simple mathematics

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'British number one Heather Watson gave top seed Serena Williams a huge scare before losing a thrilling third-round match at Wimbledon. The 23-year-old battled back from a set down, winning six straight games from 3-3 in the second set. Watson served for the match at 5-4 in the decider but five-time Wimbledon champion Williams recovered to win 6-2 4-6 7-5 in two hours and 15 minutes.' Can you spot the mathematical mistake? If Heather Watson won six straight games from 3-3 in the second set, how did she win that second set 6-4 rather than 6-3? The BBC article is here http://www.bb... more »

Some Friday night humour - Tom Lehrer - I Hold Your Hand In Mine

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
https://youtu.be/I9C2v1oLXQo

Mohawk Nation News 'July 4: Is it Independence?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
JULY 4 – IS IT “INDEPENDENCE”? Posted on July 3, 2015 Please post & distribute. MNN. July 4, 2015. The Great Peace showed that we are not independent unless we understand how we are dependent and how we can come to one mind. July 4th is a religious day to show how to worship the Golden Calf, the falsest god, and to celebrate being owned by the corporation of the United States of America

5 Paintings of the Revolutionary War

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 1 day ago
Art has always documented the important moments in history. The moments that move and define us, the moments that change the world. The fight for liberty that was America’s move from colony to country was a monumental shift in the relationship... The post 5 Paintings of the Revolutionary War appeared first on The Stream.

Why is Chick-fil-A America’s Favorite Restaurant?

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 1 day ago
Writing at Acculturated.com, RJ Moeller explores the reasons behind the remarkable success of America’s favorite restaurant: Chick-fil-a. When you ask your friends which fast food establishment they like best, Chick-fil-A is typically the trump card that takes the winning hand.... The post Why is Chick-fil-A America’s Favorite Restaurant? appeared first on The Stream.

TGIF

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago

Apache Stronghold National Caravan Embarks July 5, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Apache Stronghold to begin Caravan to Washington, D.C. By Wendsler Nosie Censored News Phoenix, AZ - On Sunday, July 5th, Apache Stronghold will embark on a caravan through Indian Country to pick up supporters for a protest to be held at the nation’s Capitol July 21-22. The two week cross country journey will make stops in Arizona, New Mexico, Denver, Pine Ridge,

Hillary Won't Take A Backseat (Pants Suit On Fire)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Hillary was a hipster in the 60's I'm not a Hillary hater. I'm very enthusiastic about Bernie Sanders, not because of who *she* is but because of who *he* is. And although at this point I can't imagine voting for her if she wins the primary, I know myself well enough to admit I'll be rooting for her over Bush or Trump or Walker or Cruz or whichever garbage wins the clown car derby. That said, I was shocked today when Hillary-- visiting New Hampshire progressive bastion Hanover-- told a medium-sized crowd, "I take a backseat to no one when you look at my record of standing up and figh... more »

"If you become stuck in a boring July 4 hot air speech, distract yourself with this question: Are the values that Western civilization allegedly represents still extant? You don’t need to get heavy into philosophy. See if you can find any of the professed values reflected in current events." ---- "What is happening to Greeks has been happening to Americans. The financial crisis was used to focus Federal Reserve policy on the needs of the small handful of “banks too big to fail” at the expense of the American people." -- Paul Craig Roberts

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *Greece and Other Musings On July 4th — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ July 3, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Greece and Other Musings On July 4th Paul Craig Roberts If you become stuck in a boring July 4 hot air speech, distract yourself with this question: Are the values that Western civilization allegedly represents still extant? You don’t need to get heavy into philosophy. See if you can find any of the professed values reflected in cu... more »

Uninformed about learning to read

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Comment posted in response to: How Phonics is Taught Can Affect How Well a Child Learns To Read (the THE Journal). July 3, 2015 Stephen Krashen An article in the THE Journal reports on a study involving adults learning “made up scripts”: For one script, learners were asked to link each embedded letter to a sound within the word (known as a "grapheme-phoneme mapping" in learning parlance). For another script entire words had to be memorized.” Sounding out letters activated the left hemisphere, memorizing whole words the right hemisphere. The sounding out group did better reading new... more »

The Stink of Varoufakis & the Greek Mess

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Hat tip to *james@wpc* for leaving the link to this most excellent article. It clarifies, for me at least, some of the mixed signals I've been picking up from this Greek drama *Something stinks very bad about Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and the entire Greek mess that has been playing out since the election victory of the nominally pro-Greek Syriza Party in January. I am coming to the reluctant conclusion that far from being the champion of the hapless Greek people, Varoufakis is part of a far larger and very dirty game. * The brilliant psychologist Eric Berne, author... more »

Is America Really the Land of the Free?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Pao L. Chang* - Are you aware that there are two versions of the US Constitution? The post Is America Really the Land of the Free? appeared first on Waking Times.

Interfaith Peace Treaty - An Introduction

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Video Title: Interfaith Peace Treaty - An Introduction. Source: IIPSGP1. Date Published: April 28, 2015. Description:* Dr Thomas Daffier explains the complex thinking and years of experience underline the Interfaith Peace Treaty; he also invites colleagues to read the treaty in full and to sign as a declaration of commitment to humanity at peace. Website: https://interfaithpeacetreaty.wordpress.com/

Tonight's Movie Is 'The Great Escape'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
From *Wikipedia*: The Great Escape is a 1963 American World War II epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough. The film is based on Paul Brickhill's 1950 book of the same name, a non-fiction first-hand account of the mass escape from Stalag Luft III in Sagan (now Żagań, Poland), in the province of Lower Silesia, Nazi Germany. The characters are based on real men, and in some cases are composites of several men. The film was made by the Mirisch Co... more »

Peabody Coal Crashes and Burns Financially

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News Peabody Coal is crashing and burning financially. The CEO resigned. So, now that Peabody may not be buying off the media in Indian country with its ads, maybe there will be headline news stories on how Peabody Coal/Navajo Generating Station has long been one of the most polluting, dirty, coal-fired power plants in the world.  Is southern Arizona scrambling to

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Phillip Inman, The Guardian*: *A decade of overspending: how Greece plunged into economic crisis * *Athens was poorly prepared for the 2008 crash - living off easy credit, while spending on wages and defence soared, and taxes began to fall awayHow did Greece get into this state?Greece was badly prepared for the 2008 financial crisis after a decade of overspending. In many ways, the weakness of its economy and public finances was akin to that of Spain, Ireland and Portugal, which also found themselves brutally exposed after 10 years of living beyond their means. Greece, though... more »

World News Briefs -- June 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*: *Violence arrives on the streets of Athens: Protesters attack police with flagpoles and tear gas is sprayed at demonstrators in rallies ahead of Greece's debt crisis referendum* ** Helmet-clad riot police make human wall to protect themselves against 'No' campaigners in torn central Athens* ** Greek capital will tonight see supporters of both sides of Sunday's referendum gather less than a kilometre apart* ** Each protest is set to draw in crowds of more than 12,000 on the night of the last day of nationwide campaigning * *Clashes have broken out between a group of y... more »

Gender and Management in Fallout Shelter

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
To piss off any gamergaters stumbling on this post, let me note that when Anita Sarkeesian says ... The pregnancy mechanics in Fallout Shelter are super troubling. The primary way to progress is to impregnate as many women as possible. — Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) July 2, 2015 ... she is right. The further observations made by Eugene Fischer are also right. Then again, saying you cannot grow your population in *Fallout Shelter* quickly *without* pregnant women - as noted by @catherinebuca (since deleted) - mirrors life is also correct. Cue confusion for those wedded to either/or... more »

Questions Remain: CNN Saw an ISIS flag at London's Gay Pride Parade and Wondered Where the Outrage Was

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"[T]he only bad mimicry I could see was CNN's impression of a reputable news organization."* *-- Paul Coombs, creator of the London Pride dildo flag* *by Noah* CNN wonders where the outrage is? I've got your outrage right here, CNN. I'm outraged that you exist, and I have been for over 20 years! Yeesh, and some people think that FOX is the only cable news outlet that sees things that are not there, jumps the shark, and reports on them. Sure, FOX is the master of such things. What can you say about a "news" outlet that uses *The Onion* as a source? Or uses the *Duck Dynasty* gu... more »

The Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Sayer Ji* - Millions use aspirin everyday without knowing how dangerous it is. The post The Aspirin Alternative Your Doctor Never Told You About appeared first on Waking Times.

Evolution Begins at Home: 4 Ways to Apply the Alchemy of Self-Overcoming

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Going from a preconditioned state to a reconditioned state is no picnic, but the alternative is worse. The post Evolution Begins at Home: 4 Ways to Apply the Alchemy of Self-Overcoming appeared first on Waking Times.

Oglala Commemoration Celebrates AIM Warriors and Legacy

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. 16th Annual Oglala Commemoration – June 26, 2015By Lisa Reinhold Censored News Greetings to all, this year’s event was a success and many thanks to everyone who planned, travelled, cooked, volunteered, cleaned, made music, ran and danced to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Incident at Oglala.  This year’s event was marked with loss, after illness, Roselyn Jumping

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 3, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reuters / Ricky Best RT: *Somalia is home to two secret US drone bases – report* Up to 120 US military personnel are operating out of two secret drone bases in Somalia, carrying out attacks on Al-Shabab militants and working with African Union peacekeepers, a new report has revealed. Somali officials have confirmed a secretive US presence in the southern port city of Kismayo, according to Foreign Policy correspondent Ty McCormick. Another base, at the airfield of Baledogle near Mogadishu, is being used for both drone strikes and for contractors training Somali security forces. *... more »

On Iran's Nuclear Program, Ghosh's "Gotcha" is Nothing But Smoke

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 1 day ago
Bobby Ghosh "Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs." -Albert Einstein Bobby Ghosh, former TIME contributor and currently managing editor at Quartz, decided on Tuesday to produce some absurd, mouth-breathing click-bait - the kind of deliberately sloppy disinformation that serves only to further chum the waters of public opinion with the

NSA-French Flap Confirms Euro-Servility

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*July 4, 2015* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - For those who labor under the misguided delusion that Europe defines its own destiny independently, no clearer wake up call could have been given than the latest US-French spying scandal. It is a wake up call not because of revelations that the United States has been spying on the French government, but because the French government, like its neighbor Germany who was also a victim of US spying, has predictably let the matter drop with no apparent repercussions for the perpetrators. Time magazine, recognized widely as a mouthpiece of the US Stat... more »

Inside The Islamic State's Special Forces That Are Composed Of Foreign Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
New ISIS recruits are seen in a classroom for their "graduation" ceremony after having completed the Islamic State special forces training program, March 27, 2015. Media Office Wilayat Khayr *IBTimes:* *Inside 'The Caliphate Army': ISIS's Special Forces Military Unit Of Foreign Fighters * *In the year since it declared its self-styled caliphate, the Islamic State group has marketed itself as a government, a judicial institution and a religious authority, but at its core it is an army with the capability of seizing and maintaining territory. Unlike many of its other functions, very... more »

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