Fair Use Note

WARNING for European visitors: European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent. As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies. You are responsible for confirming this notice actually works for your blog, and that it displays. If you employ other cookies, for example by adding third party features, this notice may not work for you. Learn more about this notice and your responsibilities.

Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Monday, July 6, 2015

6 July - Blogs I'm Followiing

The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, CA a...The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, CA at sunset taken from the Marin Headlands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The statue of the philanthropist as it appeare...The statue of the philanthropist as it appeared yesterday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fort Mason Center (foreground) with Russian Hi...Fort Mason Center (foreground) with Russian Hill in the distance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This cartoon by Michael Ramirez led to his que...This cartoon by Michael Ramirez led to his questioning by the Secret Service. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
11:03pm MDST

Left-Right Differences: Part V

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 25 minutes ago
Clarity is conservatives’ best friend. If most Americans were clear about the differences between Left and Right, they would not vote Democrat in nearly the numbers they do. The Left understands this, which is why most left-wing rhetoric is dismissive... The post Left-Right Differences: Part V appeared first on The Stream.

Did San Francisco’s Sanctuary City Ordinance Help Kill Kathryn Steinle?

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 25 minutes ago
Did San Francisco’s sanctuary city ordinance contribute to the senseless shooting death of Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she was out for an evening stroll on Pier 14 last week? This is a national story, because the federal government released accused... The post Did San Francisco’s Sanctuary City Ordinance Help Kill Kathryn Steinle? appeared first on The Stream.

A Legacy of Slavery? The Data Points to a More Recent Culprit

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 25 minutes ago
Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless... The post A Legacy of Slavery? The Data Points to a More Recent Culprit appeared first on The Stream.

I Told You Things are Getting Crazier

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 1 hour ago
Lately I’ve shared my lament that in America today we are witnessing a surreal transformation of the greatest nation in history. Last week, a spate of headlines made this point better than I could make it on my own. I... The post I Told You Things are Getting Crazier appeared first on The Stream.

Cartoon: ‘The Obama Spin’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 1 hour ago
The post Cartoon: ‘The Obama Spin’ appeared first on The Stream.

Bail Review Permissible Where Material Change

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 hour ago
R. v. A.A.C., 2015 ONCA 483: [51] Third, St-Cloud addresses the bail review authority under ss. 520 and 521 of the Criminal Code. With respect to those sections, St-Cloud instructs that it will be appropriate for a bail review judge to interfere with a bail justice's decision in one of three circumstances: i) if the bail justice erred in law; ii) if the impugned decision was "clearly inappropriate"; or iii) where new evidence submitted by the accused or the prosecutor shows a material and relevant change in the circumstances of the case: at paras. 121 and 139.

Welcome to Iqaluit!

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

Clarence Thomas is Right

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 1 hour ago
Who knew that inherent rights are a political bombshell? Justice Clarence Thomas set off a controversy in his dissent in the Supreme Court’s gay-marriage decision by reciting core American beliefs about the innate dignity and rights of all persons, whatever... The post Clarence Thomas is Right appeared first on The Stream.

TeacherMatch: Matchmaking Towards a Corporate Hell?

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
By Ken Derstine July 6, 2015 All across the country, school districts, such as Chicago, are outsourcing their hiring of personnel to a private firm called TeacherMatch. This hiring method takes away community control of who staffs schools and gives the control to a private corporate entity. In their About page, TeacherMatch would have us believe that four teachers just happened to spearhead “the design and implementation of a comprehensive hiring and professional development plan involving thousands of teachers.” They were so successful “that the U.S. Department of Education... more »

Catching up with the Supreme Court -- and looking ahead

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"Something very unusual happened at the nation’s highest court this year. The justices adjourned for their summer vacation and liberals were left feeling pretty good about the just-completed Supreme Court term. . . . [I]t is unlikely that liberals will feel the same way about the next Supreme Court term."* *-- Ian Millhiser, in a ThinkProgress post today,* "Coming Next: The Revenge Of The Supreme Court’s Conservatives" *by Ken* As we know, the marquis cases decided by the Supreme Court in the just-ended term both went the un-conservative way, and both decisions were written by Co... more »

The Roots of the SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Glenn Sunshine at The Stream - 3 hours ago
In Why You Think the Way You Do, I argued that cultures have worldviews just like people do. When a new worldview is adopted it takes time for it to work its way through the culture, as older ideas continue... The post The Roots of the SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ appeared first on The Stream.

Greece, Keynes & intellectual decay: What made it possible?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Greece is in many ways the dead end of Keynesian economics; of the idea that aggregate demand alone, *regardless of its source*, is what fires prosperity. Like many modern top-heavy welfare states, Greece has abundant demand; but thanks to unaffordable government promises it has few willing to produce enough to pay for it, and –even now!—an infrastructure of credit creation ready, willing and able to underpin it. The result, of course, has been prosperity’s opposite. So how does something as intellectually lame as Keynesian apparatus get traction? Why were Keynes’s nonsensical nos... more »

Iraq And The Islamic State Unite Against Turkey And Its Use Of Water From the Euphrates River

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*(Click on Image to enlarge)* *L.A. Times*: *Iraq And The Islamic State Are United Against Turkey And Its Water Usage* There’s one thing Islamic State militants and the Iraqi government they’re besieging agree on: Turkey is using more than its fair share of water. Water levels on the Euphrates River that flows 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles) from eastern Turkey through Syria and Iraq past ancient Mesopotamian lands have fallen more than half this year, withering farmers’ crops and raising the risk of a wider regional conflict, Iraqi officials say. Iraq and Islamic State say Turkey ... more »

Jay D. Jurie : Community between the anvil and the hammer

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 4 hours ago
Police violence against African-American communities continues to be a commonplace feature of national life and must be seriously addressed. By Jay D. Jurie | The Rag Blog | July 7, 2015 The Black Panthers: Early proponents of Black Lives Matter … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Community between the anvil and the hammer

President Obama: 'The War Against ISIL Is A Generational Struggle'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *No end in sight to ISIS battle says Obama as he refuses more US boots on ground and says: This is about 'hearts and minds'* ** 'This will not be quick. This is a long-term campaign,' he said today during a statement following a meeting with his national security team * ** All told, the U.S. and it's allies have dropped more than 5,000 bombs on the extremist group, Obama said, but military action alone is not enough* ** 'Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they're defeated by better ideas, a more attractive and compelling vision,' he said * ** Defense hawks in Congre... more »

I Love GMO: The Warped World Of The Pro-GMO Lobbyist

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 5 hours ago
Global Research, RINF, Countercurrents There’s a massive spike in cancer cases in Argentina that is strongly associated with glyphosate-based herbicides. These herbicides are a huge earner for agribusiness. But don’t worry, Patrick Moore says you can drink a whole quart and it won’t harm you. Who needs independent testing? He says people regularly try to commit suicide with it but fail. They survived - just. So what’s the problem? Perfectly safe. Patrick Moore says he is ‘not an idiot’. So he must be right. Right? Anyway, all that scare mongering about GMOs and glyphosate is a cons... more »

SC Senate Votes to Take Down Confederate Flag

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown... The post SC Senate Votes to Take Down Confederate Flag appeared first on The Stream.

Happy Fourth of July Suckers: Government Hyped Terror Alerts Were Just Another Hoax

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 5 hours ago
Fireworks displays and celebrations delighted millions from sea to shining sea yesterday as they celebrated the Fourth of July which for a welcome change didn't fall on a work night. There were family gatherings, ballgames, barbecues and beer, concerts and patriotic hoopla galore as is our long running national tradition. To get into how things have shifted since my youth when the day was observed for what it actually was intended to represent into what has today been morphed into - a celebration of militarism and the state itself - would be to show my age. Best to just leave it ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis And Editorials -- July 6, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Economist:* *Greece's referendum. "No" to what?* *Greek voters have rejected austerity. Whether they meant to or not, they may find out they have also rejected the euroIT WAS more than Greece's "No" campaigners could have hoped for—and it may turn out to be more than they bargained for. Alexis Tsipras, the radical left-wing prime minister, snatched an unexpectedly easy win in Sunday’s hastily arranged referendum on whether the country should compromise with its creditors, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, on a new bail-out deal. Going into the vote, opinio...more »

CNN Refusing to Own Up to "ISIS" Butt-Plug Flag Faux Pas

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
The self-proclaimed most trusted name in news – CNN – has descended into the sleazy tabloid muck of milking airline disasters and fear mongering about terrorism to grab ratings and it came back to bite the network in the ass over the weekend. During coverage of one of this weekend’s many gay pride fests a dimwit CNN McNews bimbo got her panties in a twist over what was hysterically hyped as an ISIS flag being flown in the middle of the hoopla. The extremist Islamist group isn’t exactly friendly to gay folks – or anyone else for that matter – but leave it to CNN to blindly sound th... more »

Old Blood and Guts McCain Brays for U.S. Taxpayers to Arm Ukraine

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
You have to love the increasingly senile Senator John McCain. The deranged old bastard is one of the best examples of why term limits are so desperately needed in American politics and he is once again pushing for another costly war. This time though he is agitating for what could turn into a conflict against nuclear armed Russia, not some chickenshit hellhole like Iraq or Afghanistan. You just have to love these guys, they can’t even spend time doing their jobs by securing our own porous borders yet they want to risk provoking a nuclear exchange over an ongoing border dispute in ... more »

Chris Christie Calls For Rand Paul to Face Stalinist Style Tribunal

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 6 hours ago
I used to believe that the term “fascist pig” was a cliché and a bygone part of the hippie era lexicon but now it is apparent that Chris Christie is the modern personification of it. The Sopranos state Governor today floated the trial balloon that a sitting United States Senator – and political foe – be forced to stand before a government tribunal for actually *defending* the Constitution. Ironic that such a thing can be said less than 48 hours after Independence day but that is a contradiction that seems to have largely gone unnoticed by most here in the banana republic of Obamas... more »

World News Briefs -- July 6, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC:* *Greece debt crisis: Creditors press for new proposals* *Eurozone finance ministers say they expect to hear new proposals from Greece after the country voted to reject the terms of a bailout.* *German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French counterpart Francois Hollande also called on Greece to make "serious" proposals.* *Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is due to address a summit of eurozone leaders on Tuesday.* *Meanwhile, Greek banks are to stay closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.* *MIDDLE EAST* U.S., allies target Islamic State *with 19 air strikes in Syria, Iraq*. Heavy US-led r... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"A gorgeous spiral galaxy some 100 million light-years distant, NGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation of the River (Eridanus). NGC 1309 spans about 30,000 light-years, making it about one third the size of our larger Milky Way galaxy. Bluish clusters of young stars and dust lanes are seen to trace out NGC 1309's spiral arms as they wind around an older yellowish star population at its core. *Click image for larger size.* Not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy, observations of NGC 1309's recent supernova and Cepheid variable stars contribute to the calibration of the... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "The Poet Dreams of the Mountain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Poet Dreams of the Mountain"* by Mary Oliver "Sometimes I grow weary of the days with all their fits and starts. I want to climb some old grey mountain, slowly, taking the rest of my life to do it, resting often, sleeping under the pines or, above them, on the unclothed rocks. I want to see how many stars are still in the sky that we have smothered for years now, forgiving it all, and peaceful, knowing the last thing there is to know. All that urgency! Not what the earth is about! How silent the trees, their poetry being of themselves only. I want to take slow steps, and think appr... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Wild Silence And The Wild Dark”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Wild Silence And The Wild Dark”* by Chet Raymo "It is probably obvious by now that I have been reading Yeats. So let me share one more poem, "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven": “Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” There is a wonderfully sexy scene in “Frankie Starlight” where Anne Parillau... more »

"An Exquisite Balance..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones.” - Carl Sagan

"Jade Helm, Terrorist Attacks, Surveillance and Other Fairy Tales for a Gullible Nation"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Jade Helm, Terrorist Attacks, Surveillance * *and Other Fairy Tales for a Gullible Nation"* By John W. Whitehead “Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.” - Philip K. Dick, "A Scanner Darkly" "Once upon a time, there was a nation of people who believed everything they were told by their government. When terrorists attacked the country, and government officials claimed to have been caught by surprise, the people believed them. And when the government passed massive laws aimed at locking down the nation and opening the door to total government surveillance, the ... more »

Evangelist-Producer of ‘Audacity’ Accuses YouTube of Censorship

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
A trailer advertising a scripted movie about homosexuality has been removed by YouTube, with the company claiming that the content violated the platform’s “policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content” — a claim that the filmmaker behind the project... The post Evangelist-Producer of ‘Audacity’ Accuses YouTube of Censorship appeared first on The Stream.

Light over Fukushima Daiichi at Sunrise

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
I've never seen this light effect before over the Daiichi site. Perhaps it is merely light reflection/refraction from the sun (which is to viewer's left under the date). But, it is not typical:

The hard question about the merchants of austerity: Are they dopes or liars?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Edward Harrison *by Ken* I encountered Edward Harrison's cute little graph in Ian Welsh's June 25 post, "Greece and the Emperor's New Clothes," in which Ian noted that a commenter, *markfromireland*, had pointed out that "Oliver Blanchard, the chief IMF economist, had made the following assumptions about Greece in July of last year": 1. The Greek economy would grow by three percent both this year and every other year until 2020. 2. Inflation would average between one percent and two percent a year both this year and every other year until 2020. 3. The Greek government would run ... more »

Quote of the Day: Thomas Jefferson v feudalism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Stephen Hicks posted Thomas Jefferson’s letter to Roger Weightman, on the planned celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, in which … well, read the emphasised section: Monticello June 24,. 1826 Respected Sir The kind invitation I receive from you on the part of the citizens of the city of Washington, to be present with them at their celebration of the 50th. anniversary of American independence; as one of the surviving signers of an instrument pregnant with our own, and the fate of the world, is most flattering to myself, and heightened by the hono... more »

Greek Taxpayers Facing a Future of Debt Slavery

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*Guest post by Ian Daily* *The Greek government has spent freely for many years to enrich itself and its special interests at the expense of taxpayers. And now, it is not the Greek politicians who will suffer, but the taxpayers who face a future of unending debt payments. ------------------------------* [image: Greece and the euro]Greece has defaulted on its debt to the International Monetary Fund, the first “developed” country to do so. But is Greece merely a casualty of a flawed Eurozone, or a canary in the coal mine? After hobbling along on “emergency” loans for five years, a $... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

SCOTUS Turns Down Former Rep. Rick Renzi’s Appeal of Legal Assault

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
A week ago the Supreme Court turned down an appeal from former Republican Congressman Rick Renzi, who began serving a three-year prison term in February. In 2006, a left-leaning U.S. Attorney in Arizona saw an opportunity to take out the... The post SCOTUS Turns Down Former Rep. Rick Renzi’s Appeal of Legal Assault appeared first on The Stream.

Swiss Right-to-Die Group Gets Green Light for New Suicide Room

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 7 hours ago
A Swiss organization that helps terminally ill people take their own lives said on Monday local authorities had allowed it to open another suicide room. Exit, which provides lethal drugs to help people die, said the Basel canton’s local building... The post Swiss Right-to-Die Group Gets Green Light for New Suicide Room appeared first on The Stream.

Marco Rubio Fires Back at New York Times over Cuba

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 7 hours ago
Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t taking the latest New York Times story about him lying down. In response to a new article on Monday about Rubio’s ties to Cuba and the feeling toward him there, the 2016 presidential hopeful tweeted that... The post Marco Rubio Fires Back at *New York Times* over Cuba appeared first on The Stream.

Why Piketty Is Wrong about Debt Forgiveness

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 7 hours ago
Thomas Piketty has decided that because Germany was the beneficiary of debt relief in 1953 that they should extend the same privilege to Greece today: When I hear the Germans say that they maintain a very moral stance about debt and strongly believe that debts must be repaid, then I think: What a huge joke! […]

"A Little Parenthesis In Eternity..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of Infinity. Life is Eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in Eternity." - Paulo Coelho

"Life Is An Illusion: Playing Your Part"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Life Is An Illusion: Playing Your Part"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Having the wisdom to know that life is but a dream does not mean that we ignore living. As children, most of us sang that mesmerizing, wistful lullaby that ends with the words, “Life is but a dream.” This is a classic example of a deep, sophisticated truth hiding, like an underground stream, in an unlikely place. It winds its way through our minds like a riddle or a Zen koan, coming up when we least expect it and asking that we consider its meaning. Many gurus and philosophers agree with this mysterious obse... more »

BBC to pump £740m of licence fee payers' cash into pension scheme deficit per The Telegraph

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
' The BBC has decided not to ask its long-serving staff – who, in common with much of the public sector, enjoy guaranteed pension benefits when they retire – for any additional contributions The BBC is to pump £740 million of licence fee payers' cash into its pension scheme, to try and close a funding deficit that has nearly doubled over the last three years. According to a new valuation, the deficit in the BBC pension fund – ie, the value of its assets minus its projected liabilities to retiring staff – has grown from £1.1 billion in 2010 to £2bn in 2013. However the BBC has dec... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Crystal Healing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Crystal Healing” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr97g73mFS4

Council Tourism Tossers Should Butt Out of Hobsonville Point [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*Guest post by Stephen Berry* Two arms of council are wrestling over government land. Auckland Council’s economic arm, ATEED – an acronym standing for the unwieldy title of Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development Ltd, aka Council’s Tourism Tossers -- wants half of the 20 ha section of land at Hobsonville Point put aside for the building of a “film studio campus” to “become this city’s Wellywood.” This puts it offside with the Council’s property arm, which would like to see the section used for houses, apartments and a shopping and commercial centre. Auckland Council Pro... more »

Labour Leadership Candidates on the Greek Referendum

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Yesterday's vote in Greece was a momentous occasion. Almost two thirds of a people, many with politics far removed from that of its leadership, said no to demands for more austerity from the well heeled bureaucrats of the IMF and European Central Bank, and the ministers of the European Commission. It won't be until tomorrow that we'll know what the *troika* are going to do in response. Reasoned heads would suggest a debt write down and allowing Greece space to grow its economy to meet its obligations. This, after all, is the oh-so radical demand Syriza are pushing - it's hardly all ... more »

Islamic State War News Updates -- July 6, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Deutsche Welle*: *"Islamic State" strongholds hit in major US-led air strikes* *In one of the largest operations of the US-led coalition, airstrikes have targeted "Islamic State" positions in Iraq and Syria. There were a total of 38 airstrikes reported in the operation on militant-held positions. * *The US-led coalition said the strikes against the group "Islamic State" (IS) had been one of its most sustained air operations carried out to date.* *"The significant airstrikes tonight were executed to deny Daesh the ability to move military capabilities throughout Syria and into Ira... more »

As Greece Falls, Will Those With Gardens Survive?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Heather Callaghan* - Greek villagers have a secret weapon against austerity and crash - their gardens. The post As Greece Falls, Will Those With Gardens Survive? appeared first on Waking Times.

3 Scientific Fields that are Evolving Humanity’s Worldview

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Phil Watt* - Thees three areas of scientific study are shaking up our worldview. The post 3 Scientific Fields that are Evolving Humanity’s Worldview appeared first on Waking Times.

Yemen War News Updates -- July 6, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Yemen government raises prospect of truce, air strikes kill over 40* *Yemen's exiled government said on Monday it expects a deal shortly on a humanitarian ceasefire that would run through the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month, as air strikes by Saudi-led warplanes killed more than 40 people.* *The United Nations has been pushing for a halt to fighting and air raids that have killed nearly 3,000 people in Yemen since March when a Saudi-led coalition intervened against Houthi forces in a bid to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.* *The government, exile... more »

Iran Pushes for End to Arms Embargo in Nuke Deal

Anika Smith at The Stream - 9 hours ago
VIENNA (AP) — A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country — a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks... The post Iran Pushes for End to Arms Embargo in Nuke Deal appeared first on The Stream.

Alwaght News interview with Denis Rancourt -- Every Day Must be Quds Day

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 9 hours ago
Monday, July 6, 2015, 5:22 PM Every Day Must Be Quds Day, We Must All Be Palestinians: Prof. Denis Rancourt Alwaght - Professor Denis Rancourt, a Canadian scholar who was fired from the university where he was teaching under Israeli lobby pressures, is of the opinion that everyday should be marked as the International Quds Day, stressing that world’s nations ought to

Aurora Gunman’s Mother: ‘I Hope … He Remembers What Love Feels Like’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 9 hours ago
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and who don’t want him to die. But more than two months into his mass-murder... The post Aurora Gunman’s Mother: ‘I Hope … He Remembers What Love Feels Like’ appeared first on The Stream.

Al Jazeera Under Fire for Video Mocking Americans

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 9 hours ago
Qatar-based media company Al Jazeera released a video on its social media site AJ+ mocking Americans as they celebrated American Independence Day. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t well received in the USA. The slickly produced video features an electric guitar playing... The post Al Jazeera Under Fire for Video Mocking Americans appeared first on The Stream.

Orphan Black

Bill Robertson at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

Important Health News: Why Oncologists (Doctors Who Treat Tumors) Do Not Like Baking Soda Cancer Treatment

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I have long been a proponent of seeking alternative cures for Cancer for anyone that has been diagnosed with this "disease"..... I have seen too many of my friends and colleagues at my age dying off due to "Cancer" and the so called Cancer "treatments" that do NOT cure the Cancer at all, but actually weaken the body's own immune system to the point that the treatments cause the Cancer to spread and the patient dies! I again want to present here some amazing facts about how Cancer is absolutely curable, and is NOT the so called "death knell" for anyone that has been diagnosed with th... more »

July 14:In this world of mass murder, of human suffering, of threats of nature....

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 9 hours ago
....it's always comforting to read section A news of the Irving press. The Rotary Ribfest was delicious, it seems. The motorcycle convention had a good time. And a Japanese bar is opening in Moncton. God is kind to His servants. At least half are stories about the city making money. And how are the people of Moncton doing? We have no idea. But, hey, if the city is making money, then there can't be any problems. _______________________________________________________________________ The editorial, as usual, was agog with joy at the money that must have been spent last week by tour... more »

There Is No Financial Safe Haven In The World Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Lisa Abramowicz, Bloomberg:* *Good Luck Finding a Place to Hide as Global Markets Crumble* *Investors tend to respond to impending doom by selling risky stuff and hiding out in safer assets -- namely, bonds in places such as Germany and the U.S.There’s a problem with that formula this time around: Traders aren’t so sure they can find anything that’s truly safe right now. So, instead of piling into sovereign debt of developed nations, traders are pulling their money out of those places as the Greek economy teeters on the brink of collapse, Puerto Rico talks about delaying some ... more »

What Is Next For Greece's 'Upper Class'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Some 71 per cent of Psychiko residents voted 'Yes' in favour of accepting bail-out terms sought by creditors Photo: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg *The Telegraph:* *Greek referendum: fear and trepidation in Athens' Beverly Hills* *"It was like being asked if you wanted your arm cut off or your head," explain despondent Greek "Yes" voters.* *In the upmarket Athens suburb of Psychiko, residents have found themselves on the losing side of Sunday’s referendum.* *A leafy district of multi-million-pound villas, the area is known as the Beverly Hills of the Greek capital. Once the haunt of ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

On TV in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Ukrainian Viktoria Shilova (anti-war leader and member of the Dnipropetrovsk City Council) confronts Ukrainian propagandists with their war victim. Activists of the anti-war movement ANTIVOJNA [ANTIWAR] were distributing leaflets opposing the further military mobilization of Poroshenko’s army to be deployed for the “anti-terror” operations against the population of Donbass. The Prosecutor Authority has now opened an indictment against the organization lead by Victoria Shilova.

Two Different Visions of Europe

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Yanis Varoufakis left even though his government won a major victory yesterday with the "No" supporters celebrating into the night. Greece's Deputy Interior Minister George Katrougalos told RT what the government plans to do next.

The Economy: Greg Hunter, “Gregory Mannarino: Frankenstein Debt Monster Has Peaked”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Gregory Mannarino: Frankenstein Debt Monster Has Peaked”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Stock trader Gregory Mannarino says Greece is the tip of the debt iceberg. Mannarino explains, “Never in history have we been so overwhelmed and buried underneath a mountain of debt. I believe we are at a top in regard to the debt. What does this mean? We could see a domino effect where all this starts cascading down and correct to fair market value. It will, whether it’s today, tomorrow or next week. There is no way out of it, and that is what people need to keep in mind.” Mannarino goes o... more »

Supplemental: The New York Times defies belief!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015Maureen Dowd goes there again:* Finally, it has happened! A Yale professor, David Bromwich, has criticized the New York Times for its fatuous treatment of a Democratic White House contender. To read his piece, click here. We’ve been asking the professors to do this for years! Tomorrow, we’ll review the issues at hand. We’ll also profile Sarah Lyall, the Philips Exeter/Yale graduate who wrote Saturday’s front-page profile of the young Bernie Sanders. For today, we’re going to stick with the basics. Yesterday, the Times placed the pitiful Maureen Dowd on the fr... more »

ANALYSIS: The Federal Reserve Hasn’t Reduced Frequency of Recessions. Why Is It Necessary Again?

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 10 hours ago
In two months the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will hold its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is here that, for more than 30 years, “participants from across the globe gather … to discuss important policy issues of... The post ANALYSIS: The Federal Reserve Hasn’t Reduced Frequency of Recessions. Why Is It Necessary Again? appeared first on The Stream.

Greece ‘48 Hours Away From Unrest’?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Bloomberg*:* Greece ‘48 Hours Away From Unrest’* *Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras probably has 48 hours to resolve a standoff with creditors before civil unrest breaks out and ATMs run out of cash, hedge fund Balyasny Asset Management said.* *Fund managers are questioning how the International Monetary Fund and Europe’s leaders can seal a deal with Athens following the “no” vote in a Greek referendum on Sunday. Sixty-one percent of voters rejected austerity, increasing the likelihood of an exit from the euro area.* *“I don’t see a good resolution any time soon,” Colin Lancast... more »

Greek Banks To Remain Close Until Monday (Maybe)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Reuters: *Greek banks to stay closed at least until Friday: bankers* Greece's banks will stay closed at least until Friday, four banking sources said on Monday, as the country tries to reopen bailout negotiations with official creditors and save its financial system from collapse. Greece issued a decree last week imposing capital controls and ordered banks to close after the European Central Bank (ECB) froze a vital financial lifeline following the breakdown of bailout talks between Athens and its foreign creditors. The crisis has deepened further following Greek voters' rejection... more »

What Is The Price That Greece Is Going To Pay For Saying No To Austerity

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times*:* With Greek ‘No’ Vote, Tsipras Wins a Victory That Could Carry a Steep Price* ATHENS — Now comes the hard part. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may have won a victory at home on Sunday as the Greek people dealt a resounding “no” to European austerity policies. But Greece risks paying a high price for that decision. While the vote sharply consolidated Mr. Tsipras’s popularity, that could fade quickly if he leads the country deeper into bankruptcy and financial chaos, creating a new round of instability with consequences for Greece and the broader European project. ... more »

Fresh Evidence on Appeal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
R. v. Hartman, 2015 ONCA 498: [18] Evidence is admissible on appeal if it is “in the interests of justice” to receive the evidence: *Criminal Code**, R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46,* s. 683(1).[2] The reliability of verdicts is an essential aspect of “the interests of justice”. When, as in this case, the evidence proffered on appeal challenges a factual finding essential to the verdict reached at trial, the admissibility of the evidence will depend on three inquiries (see *R. v. Truscott*, 2007 ONCA 575, 225 C.C.C. (3d) 321, at paras. 80-125; *R. v. Reeve*, 2008 ONCA 340, 233 C.C.C. (3... more »

The Untangled Gathering: The Origins Conference- Archive Videos

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
Within minutes of our final closing comments on The Origins TUG Conference, there was a huge demand for the Archive Videos of *The Untangled Gathering. * Well my friends, after a massive amount of work by CCN and Biggi as the producer....... here are the videos of the entire Untangled Gathering: The Origins Conference, that was aired LIVE on CCN June 27, 2015. Biggi has isolated each presentation in a separate video for ease of watching and republishing. If you missed any parts of the Conference, you now have the opportunity to watch the videos at your own leisure. On Ethi... more »

Vikki Bynum : Racial violence, history, and the debate over the Confederate flag

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
The Confederate flag symbolizes a sanitized and historically inaccurate version of the Civil War. By Vikki Bynum | The Rag Blog | July 6, 2015 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s July 3, 2015, Rag Radio interview with Victoria Bynum about issues … finish reading Vikki Bynum : Racial violence, history, and the debate over the Confederate flag

Chicago Violence Rises With the Heat of the Summer

LeDaro at LeDaro - 10 hours ago
It looks that the U.S. is the most violent society in the western hemisphere. Why is to so? According to one estimate 12000 people are murdered every year in the U.S. Chicago is one example. Rest of the country has similar incidences of violence. *"The figures can be numbing: There were more than 2,000 shootings in Chicago last year, and the city is on pace for more this year. The violence rises in the heat of summer. But beneath the sobering figures are personal stories, both of fear and resilience. NBC News' Tracy Jarrett spent time in Chicago to hear them."* NBC

Dustin Hoffman: Film is the Worst It Has Ever Been

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 10 hours ago
Hollywood titan Dustin Hoffman has said the state of film is the worst it has been during his lifetime. The two-time Oscar-winner, 77, told The Independent that television had overtaken the movies as his medium of choice, and said financial... The post Dustin Hoffman: Film is the Worst It Has Ever Been appeared first on The Stream.

Hackers hacked: Malware firm's data leaked, ties with regimes exposed

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
http://rt.com/news/271855-italian-hacker-firm-hacked/ *Hackers hacked: Malware firm's data leaked, ties with regimes exposed* Published time: July 06, 2015 09:25 An Italian company that sells hacking tools to various governments was apparently itself the target of a hacker attack, resulting in its internal documents being leaked online and its deals with countries such as Sudan and Saudi Arabia exposed. The Milan-based Hacking Team develops spyware and malware tools that can target computers and mobile devices across various platforms. The company maintained that it legally sold ... more »

Greece and the European Project: What's Next?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*The State Department's Victoria Nuland explains to Greek President Tsipras that there are certain lines he won't be permitted to cross.* *by Gaius Publius* When it comes to coverage of the Greek crisis, there's no better source than Naked Capitalism. I'm going to quote from three recent (post-election) pieces hosted there, along with my own comments. First, for the overview, something written by Joseph Stiglitz summarizes the situation going into the election perfectly. As quoted here, Stiglitz writes this about Greece (my emphasis everywhere): *Europe’s Attack on Greek Democrac... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Greek Referendum

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Costas Milas, George Kyris, James Arvanitakis, Nikos Papastergiadis, Remy Davison, Richard Holden & Ross Buckley, Real Clear Defense*: *Greece Votes No: Experts Respond* Costas Milas, Professor of Finance, University of Liverpool * Greek voters have confirmed their support for their prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, who now has the extremely challenging task of renegotiating a “better” deal for his country.Nevertheless, time is very short. Greece’s economic situation is critical. On July 2, Greek banks reportedly had only €500m in cash reserves. This buffer is not even 0.5% of th... more »

The Economy: "The Next Stage in the Global Monetary Crisis..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Next Stage in the Global Monetary Crisis..."* by Bill Bonner London, England – “Over the weekend… it rained! As we predicted, the Greeks voted against their creditors’ conditions for further aid. When you ask a debtor if he’d prefer not to pay, what else would you expect? And imagine what would happen if he had never gotten the money in the first place. When government elites borrow, the money rarely gets to the voters. Small wonder they don’t want to pay the bills. So, Europe holds its breath, waiting to see what will happen next. We are sitting in the lounge at the Hilton ... more »

Veterans Speak Against War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
This is the first in a series by Regis Tremblay called *Warriors for Peace: Veterans Speak*, featuring S. Brian Willson. Viewer caution is advised. There is some graphic material in this film. Run time: 69 mins.

The Ethics of Pharmaceutical Pricing

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 11 hours ago
I don't think I'm alone in having noticed in my own country – as well as throughout that part of the developed world where states run reasonably expansive publicly financed health service schemes – an increased political and general societal problematisation of the costs of new pharmaceuticals.* The background to this increased focus is doubtlessly complex, but four aspects stand out as especially relevant explanatory factors. First, there is the generally splendid public health situation in these countries, with ever increasing average life expectancy and declining morbidity rates ... more »

Greek Debt Crisis News Updates -- July 6, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *German line hardens after Greeks reject bailout terms* *The German government signalled a tough line towards Greece on Monday, saying it saw no basis for new bailout negotiations and insisting it was up to Athens to move swiftly if it wanted to preserve its place in the euro zone.* *With opinion towards Greece hardening in Germany's ruling coalition following the landslide rejection of European bailout terms in a Sunday referendum, the government indirectly raised the prospect of a Greek exit from the currency bloc.* *Greek Debt Crisis news Updates -- July 6, 2015* G... more »

World News Briefs -- July 6, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*VOA*: *Europe Ponders Next Move After Greece Rejects Bailout* *Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he is ready to return to the negotiating table after 61 percent of voters in a snap referendum voted against Greece accepting further austerity measures in exchange for financial bailout funds. He said the mandate strengthens his ability to negotiate a better deal for this country. * *Some of his fellow eurozone partners, however, are not impressed with the referendum results. Germany is taking a hardline stance against Greece and it efforts to renegotiate for additional funds... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 6, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Russian air force puts on show of strength with amazing aerial stunts including helicopters, jets and parachutists at airshow * *Russia wasted no time flexing its military might this week during an international event showcasing planes, boats and weapons.* *The country's aerobatics teams were seen performing dizzying aerial manoeuvres at the International Maritime Defense Show in St. Petersburg.* *The event, lasting from Wednesday until today, also offered hundreds of the world's leading companies the chance to showcase state-of-the-art equipment.* *Among the major... more »

Obama at Pentagon for Update on ISIS Fight

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 11 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday to get an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State. Obama’s meetings with top Pentagon officials and other national security advisers follow... The post Obama at Pentagon for Update on ISIS Fight appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: Do the Pope and I Live on the Same Planet?

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
Having read through the latest encyclical from the Pope, Steven W. Mosher of The New York Post is dismayed at how many groundless assertions it makes. From a strictly scientific point of view, Laudato Si is an embarrassment. I’m not... The post ANALYSIS: Do the Pope and I Live on the Same Planet? appeared first on The Stream.

Five or six years ago, Paul Krugman was my idle, but gradually his being an op ed reporter on the New York Times forced him away from things he likely would have posted but for restrictions on what the "mainstream media" can say about the government's activites. But I find his column today an appropriate one vis-a-vis the new situation in Greece.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ July 5, 2015 Original Here Europe dodged a bullet on Sunday. Confounding many predictions, Greek voters strongly supported their government’s rejection of creditor demands. And even the most ardent supporters of European union should be breathing a sigh of relief. Of course, that’s not the way the creditors would have you see it. Their story, echoed by many in the business press, is that the failure of their attempt to ...more »

Fear and Lathering on the Campaign Trail

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari Goldstein) "#JebBush has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife." - Donald Trump in a now-deleted tweet “I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what most Republicans think.” - Jeb! Bush *U*nfortunately, Jeb! is wrong. And he knows it. Immediately after overrated birthday party clown Donald Trump came out swinging against Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans, calling them "rapists", his poll numbers began skyrocketing. It seems the more companies tha... more »

OXI ! The Greeks Vote NO To European Union Imposed Austerity!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
This is indeed a happy day for the entire planet.... The Greek nation did absolutely the right thing in voting "OXI" (NO) to the Jewish criminal banking "Austerity" measures that the criminal International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Rothschild controlled European Union was attempting to impose on the Greek people... A "Yes" vote would have made the Greek people slaves to these Jewish scoundrels for all eternity! I want to turn to a new article from Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, who writes some fabulous material concerning both Politics and world Economies... His latest work covers the Gr... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: “5 Despicable Right-Wing Moments This Week"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“5 Despicable Right-Wing Moments This Week:* * Bill O’Reilly's Stupidest Statement Ever”* by Janet Allon *"1. Bill O’Reilly and colossal jackass colleague humiliate homeless people to score political points. *Bill O’Reilly does not like “ultra-liberal” New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, and this week he demonstrated that there is no low to which he will not go to make up bad shit about the mayor. In a despicable segment, O’Reilly sent smarmy young reporter Jesse Watters to stroll around Penn Station, shove microphones into homeless people's faces and ask them where they slept and ... more »


Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago

Why The Large Hadron Collider Will Never Find The “God” Particle

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Chrstina Sarich* - Could scientists being searching for the wrong thing at CERN? The post Why The Large Hadron Collider Will Never Find The “God” Particle appeared first on Waking Times.

Don’t Twist That Oreo: Cookie Gets Skinny, ‘Sophisticated’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc. says it will add “Oreo... The post Don’t Twist That Oreo: Cookie Gets Skinny, ‘Sophisticated’ appeared first on The Stream.

Ben Wattenberg’s Death Marks End of an Era for Democrats

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 12 hours ago
Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few... The post Ben Wattenberg’s Death Marks End of an Era for Democrats appeared first on The Stream.

Police: No Indication of Shooting at Walter Reed

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 12 hours ago
Multiple law enforcement agencies swarmed the Walter Reed Medical Center campus in Bethesda after the report of a single gun shot fired shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. Shortly before 12:50 p.m., police sources told WUSA9’s Andrea McCarren that a stand... The post Police: No Indication of Shooting at Walter Reed appeared first on The Stream.

ISIS Boy Kills at Least 50 Kurds in Suicide Attack

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 12 hours ago
The ISIS boy who blew himself up at the border along Turkey and Syria reportedly killed more than fifty Kurds in the heinous attack. The Islamic State in Syria claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that was allegedly carried out by a... The post ISIS Boy Kills at Least 50 Kurds in Suicide Attack appeared first on The Stream.

Ted Cruz: ‘I Salute Donald Trump’

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 12 hours ago
Ted Cruz resisted a golden opportunity to go after a Donald Trump candidacy in a very public forum on Sunday. In an interview with Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, Cruz refused to rise to the bait and attack his... The post Ted Cruz: ‘I Salute Donald Trump’ appeared first on The Stream.

Israel: Leftists and Environmentalists Usher in a New Energy Crisis

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 12 hours ago
How Israel Has Killed Its Best Economic Opportunity in Decades: Leftists and environmentalists combine to usher in a new energy crisis. The real cause of the plummet in investments is elsewhere. And to understand it we need to understand recent... The post Israel: Leftists and Environmentalists Usher in a New Energy Crisis appeared first on The Stream.

Serena Williams Beats Sister Venus in 2 Sets in 4th Round at Wimbledon

Anika Smith at The Stream - 12 hours ago
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history. In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the... The post Serena Williams Beats Sister Venus in 2 Sets in 4th Round at Wimbledon appeared first on The Stream.

A U.S. Strategy In The War Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Times:* *Obama to finally outline strategy for defeating Islamic State* *President Obama will give Americans an update Monday on the U.S. strategy for defeating the Islamic State, a month after he blamed the Defense Department for lacking a plan for the battle in Iraq and Syria.* *Mr. Obama will visit the Pentagon Monday afternoon to receive a briefing by his national-security team on the 10-month-old military campaign against the terrorist organization. He’ll then give a statement to the media.* *The huddle with military brass comes a month after Mr. Obama angered top... more »

A Look At The U.S. Reconnaissance Marines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*ABC News*: *Who are the Reconnaissance Marines?* *SAN DIEGO - The Navy SEALs are well-known to many, but there is a military unit that tackles missions every bit as dangerous.* *There are less than 1,000 Reconnaissance Marines in the world, and they are a well-kept secret at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado.* *GySgt. A.J. Pasciuti, who is the amphibious phase platoon sergeant of basic reconnaissance courses, spent seven years as a Marine not really knowing what Reconnaissance Marines did.* *"People have no idea," he said. "Most people smile and nod, understanding nothing ab... more »

The Rise Of The Super Soldier?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Developed by Ekso Bionics and Lockheed Martin, Hulc is a lower extremity exoskeleton powered by a lithium-ion battery that works to redistribute the weight across the hips and legs, allowing its operator to comfortably carry 200lbs (91kg) with less effort (graphic illustrated) *Daily Mail:* *Rise of the SUPER SOLDIER: Liquid armour, indestructible exoskeletons and weapons that never miss revealed as the future of warfare* ** Soldiers of the future will be trained using virtual reality headsets* ** Their bodies will be protected with self-healing armour and smart wetsuits* ** US mili... more »

Why Is The U.S. Defending Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (L) waits to make a statement next to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), following nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne) April 2, 2015. Reuters/Brendan Smialowski/Pool *Reuters:* *U.S. and Iran: the unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemy * *It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.... more »

Yanis Varoufakis: Minister No More!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/07/06/minister-no-more/ *Minister No More!* Posted on July 6, 2015 by Yanis Varoufakis The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage. Like all struggles for democratic rights, so too this historic rejection of the Eurogroup’s 25th June ultimatum comes with a large price tag attached. It is, therefore, essential that the great capital bestowed upon our government by the splendid NO vote be invested immediately into a YES to a proper resolution – to an agreement that invol... more »

Answer to Stalin (1948)

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
Answer to Stalin (1948) from Spike EP on Vimeo. Episode of "the March of Time" newsreel from 1948. US & British response to Soviet aggression; Marshall Plan. The March of Time Volume 14, Episode 17 November 26, 1948 Congress & the State Dept. Agree That Putin Had Absolutely Nothing to Do with the Breakup of Ukraine from Spike EP on Vimeo. "I don't quite understand your last point, Senator...?" Demonising Russia: Why the Anglo-American Oligarchy Hate and Fear Putin from Spike EP on Vimeo. Putin is the most intelligent and capable world leader on the scene today.

Some of my favourite movies

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
For no reason and in no particular order: ... and with no explanations ... "La Dolca Vita" "Catch-22" "American Splendor" "Blue Velvet" "Lust, Caution" (which is a horrible translation of the title, I'd say) ... and one more for today ...

The Power of 7: How It Affects Interconnectedness

WTStaff at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Infographic - *There's more to the number 7 than what superstitions, traditions or the bible tells us - and this infographic shows us why. The post The Power of 7: How It Affects Interconnectedness appeared first on Waking Times.

Antidepressants May be Worsening Depression, Not Treating It

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Julie Fidler* - Not only may antidepressants not attack the root cause of depression, but they could also be dangerously and permanently altering brain function. The post Antidepressants May be Worsening Depression, Not Treating It appeared first on Waking Times.

bbl - Or on an intermittent basis

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*bbl* When I first started posting on the New York Times forums back in the early 2000's (when I became "greencrow") some other posters used to end their comments with the letters "bbl". I had no clue what that meant. It took a long time for me to figure out it meant "be back later"...at least I think that's what it means. I will be away from my computer for a while and, while I'm bringing my cell phone and tablet...I don't really know how to post on those. Hopefully, I can figure it out. But, if not...bbl. gc

Printable ABC Matching Game

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
Who says play can't be educational. This fun play mat is one that I brought with us on our latest road trip. It is really easy to pull together and there are lots of different ways to play with it! You will need: - The printable found here - A laminator and laminating Sheets, I use this one and love it! - a binder pouch to keep the letters in - magnetic letters - magnet tape for the back of the play mat - cookie sheet to play on (I bought mine at the dollar store) Print and laminate your printable. That's it! This is probably the easiest of all my play mats. ... more »

Firefighter Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
A small-town Minnesota firefighter has stirred up a firestorm by flying the Confederate flag at an Independence Day parade. Brian Nielsen is a volunteer firefighter in the town of Hartland. He said he was demonstrating against political correctness when he... The post Firefighter Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: High Tech Guru George Gilder Demolishes a Critical Myth About the Gold Standard

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
What if the gold standard is not an antique but, rather, a “timeless classic” (as termed in a speech by Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann in September 2012)? High tech guru George Gilder deploys cutting-edge science to show why this is... The post ANALYSIS: High Tech Guru George Gilder Demolishes a Critical Myth About the Gold Standard appeared first on The Stream.

THEY KNOW WHAT YOU WANT: Barack Obama’s greatest week!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015Part 1—As passed by Republican votes:* Last Wednesday, Digby joined the liberal crowd, singing the week’s liberal song. Her piece at Salon started like this. To us, this seemed a bit odd: DIGBY (7/1/15): *Last week was a productive one for President Obama. His approval ratings are up, he passed a major piece of legislation,* he gave a historic eulogy at Charleston’s Emanuel AME church, and the Supreme Court handed down two rulings that will leave lasting positive marks on his legacy. “Last week was a productive one for President Obama,” Digby said. “He pass... more »

Scott Walker Is Proving Himself Unfit To Govern Wisconsin-- But Iowa GOP Caucus Voters Think He's Swell

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
In the most recent poll of the GOP contenders in Iowa, Scott Walker, governor of neighboring Wisconsin, is still in the lead. He's polling at 18%, eight points ahead of Trump and Ben Carson, who are at 10% each. Walker also has the best favorability rating, 66% favorable to 8% unfavorable, among likely GOP caucus participants, and he also scores high on personal qualities, as voters say 71% to 8% that he is honest and trustworthy, 75% to 7% that he has strong leadership qualities and 71% to 10% that he cares about the needs and problems of Iowa Republican voters. Strange to someon... more »

An American in Canada – Thoughts on Going Abroad for a Job

Wendy Wong at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
I never thought that when I started grad school I’d be relocating to another country. Then again, when I got the job in Canada, it did not really occur to me that I was “really” leaving the US – on my previous visits to Toronto, everything felt pretty familiar. Plus, as a scholar of transnational […]

Is Iraq An Artificial State? Interview With Princeton’s Sara Pursley

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Whenever Iraq runs into trouble people start talking about it being an artificial state. The argument goes that the European powers after World War I divided up the Middle East into spheres of influence with the Sykes-Picot treaty, which ignored local interests causing the present day problems in Iraq and the region. This is an ahistorical argument as Sykes-Picot did not create the modern borders. Princeton’s Sara Pursley dissected this history in a twopartseries for Jadaliyya entitled “Lines Drawn on an Empty Map: Iraq’s Borders and the Legend of the Artificial State.” This is an... more »

Stewards of Planet Earth

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 14 hours ago
The entire west coast of North America is very hot and very dry, and there are a truly staggering number of wildfires as a result. Still, it is ironic that you can see a news video like the one embedded in this Seattle Times article, "Burning Rain Forest Raises Concern About Future" - which begins with a shot of a huge old tree, smoke pouring out of a gigantic hole at the base. Obviously, the process of interior rot began long before this season's unprecedented drought and heat wave, and yet none of the firefighters interviewed seem to have any inkling that the forest has been d... more »

Irrational Exuberance - "Don't Go There"

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
H. G. Wells and the Baby Boomers from Spike EP on Vimeo. The Baby Boomer Problem = Don't Go There! *Remarks by Chairman Alan Greenspan* *At the Annual Dinner and Francis Boyer Lecture of The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.* *December 5, 1996* *The Challenge of Central Banking in a Democratic Society* Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I am especially pleased to accept AEI's Francis Boyer Award for 1996 and be listed with so many of my friends and former associates. In my lecture this evening I want to give some personal persp... more »

Global Markets Fall Sharply after Greek ‘No’ Vote

Anika Smith at The Stream - 15 hours ago
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets and oil prices fell Monday after Greece’s voters overwhelmingly rejected reform proposals from international creditors, a verdict that’s reinforced fears the country may be heading out of the euro currency. Still, the market declines are... The post Global Markets Fall Sharply after Greek ‘No’ Vote appeared first on The Stream.

Cruz, Huckabee Competing for Evangelical Votes

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
MILNER, Ga. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the United States but warning that the nation is on a perilous... The post Cruz, Huckabee Competing for Evangelical Votes appeared first on The Stream.

Farm Use of Drones to Take Off as Feds Loosen Restrictions

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays... The post Farm Use of Drones to Take Off as Feds Loosen Restrictions appeared first on The Stream.

Iran Nuclear Deal Held Up Over Disputes On Missiles And On The Arms Embargo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Disputes over missiles and arms embargo hold up Iran talks* *A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo were among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers on Monday, the day before their latest self-imposed deadline.* *"The Iranians want the ballistic missile sanctions lifted. They say there is no reason to connect it with the nuclear issue, a view that is difficult to accept," one Western official told Reuters. "There's no appetite for that on our part."* *Iranian and other Western officia... more »

The Roundtable Discussion: CERN, AI and the NWO

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
Tonight on the One People's Roundtable Discussion, we will be digging deep.... again! Lisa and I will be joined by Bradley Loves and perhaps a couple of other special guests tonight, to discuss CERN, AI, Dimensional interference, and the New World Order Agenda that is being currently played out on a massive scale. As Homework for tonights show, please watch this 27 minute video where Anthony Patch discusses the ramifications of CERN and AI, what's being done, what has been done, and what they ("they") plan on doing. https://vimeo.com/127970485 Last night Nick and I watche... more »

Join the dots?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Sky News has been reporting this all day, but so far nothing on the BBC. In 2003 Mohhamed Sidique Khan, the suicide bomber responsible for the Edgware Rd. bomb on July 7th had travelled to Israel from Jordan for one day via the Allenby crossing, shortly before the suicide bombing at Mike’s Place in Tel Aviv. The two bombers in that attack, Asif Muhammad Hanif and Omar Khan Sharif were from the UK. The BBC knew that Mohammed Sidique Khan was associated with these two because in 2006 they’d actually made a documentary which included an interview with a Manchester businessman whom t... more »

Condoleezza Rice Performs ‘Amazing Grace’ to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Anika Smith at The Stream - 15 hours ago
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice partnered with Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker to record an instrumental version of “Amazing Grace” for the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that serves U.S. veterans. Their rendition of “Amazing Grace” was arranged by Kurt Bestor,... The post Condoleezza Rice Performs ‘Amazing Grace’ to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project appeared first on The Stream.

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired For ‘Anti-Gay’ Views ‘Absolutely’ Wants His Job Back

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
After being fired for writing what’s been described as an “anti-gay” book, former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran says he “absolutely” wants his job back. “In the United States of America, Americans should not have to choose between keeping your... The post Atlanta Fire Chief Fired For ‘Anti-Gay’ Views ‘Absolutely’ Wants His Job Back appeared first on The Stream.

Carli Lloyd Becomes Captain America for US Women

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd’s Wikipedia page listed her position as “President of the United States.” More like Captain America. Lloyd scored three goals to lead the United States to a 5-2... The post Carli Lloyd Becomes Captain America for US Women appeared first on The Stream.

Ted Cruz’s 2016 Campaign Says It Raised More Than $14M

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign has raised more than $14 million since the Texas senator launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination just over three months ago, his campaign said Sunday. The money comes from more than... The post Ted Cruz’s 2016 Campaign Says It Raised More Than $14M appeared first on The Stream.

Corexit in your Soft Drink/Pop- Makes You Fat & Sick: The Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*I truly hope no one who reads here is drinking large quantities of this chemical swill.* *Chemical Swill-* That’s what I call, what we in Canada call “ pop” while my American friends use the label ‘soda’- No matter, really?* It’s all most accurately described as CHEMICAL SWILL* *So Corexit in your carbonated Chemical Swill? YUP!* *A chemical used in sodas and some laxatives for years assumed safe by federal health officials might make people more prone to obesity.* The chemical is used as a laxative and in sodas to help ingredients mix properly. *It's also a major ingredient in Cor... more »

Iraqi Jet Accidentally Bombs Baghdad District

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A file picture released on July 1, 2014 by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense shows a Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet recently delivered by Russia sitting at an army base in the capital Baghdad. (Image: Iraqi Ministry of Defense) *Al Jazeera:* *Iraqi warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad* *At least 12 casualties reported after plane drops bomb over east of city following a "technical" issue, officials said. * *An Iraqi warplane has accidentally dropped a bomb over a residential area of Baghdad after it experienced mechanical failure, according to the country's defence ministry. * *Officials con... more »

British Politicians Urge Ban on ‘Offensive’ Term ‘Islamic State’

David Mills at The Stream - 15 hours ago
Prime Minister David Cameron recently joined the growing chorus of British politicians who argue that the name “Islamic State” is offensive to Muslims and should be banned from the English vocabulary. During an interview with BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program... The post British Politicians Urge Ban on ‘Offensive’ Term ‘Islamic State’ appeared first on The Stream.

Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Hits Congress

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 15 hours ago
A looming debt crisis in Puerto Rico is setting off a fresh fight in Congress, where lawmakers are debating a statutory fix that could allow the island territory to declare bankruptcy. Advocates of the change say it would resolve a... The post Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Hits Congress appeared first on The Stream.

NOTICE: Lloyd's Emerging Risk Report: Food System Shock

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
This document was brought to my attention by a good friend (thank you Stella)- one that I would have missed in the madness that this past two weeks has been chaotically lost in, lol. This, my friends, is NOTICE. Lloyd's of London is putting it all out in black and white, as notice. The insurance industry is the biggest scam ever created- even bigger than the idea of "derivatives" and "leveraging" and it's impact is directly related to both. When the Insurance companies are running out of things to insure, they have to create a "need" else where so that they can continue to perp... more »

Defending Sacred Hawai`i

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Filmed on Mauna Kea June 24, 2015. Mahalo nui loa to everyone who shared their manaʻo. The people are protesting construction of a Thirty Meter Telescope which would be one of the world's largest telescopes. The billion-dollar project has drawn intense opposition from Native Hawaiians who say the 18-story observatory on the Big Island's Mauna Kea would desecrate land they consider sacred. Mauna Kea is one of the tallest and most sacred mountains on Earth. At 13,796 ft above sea level, it is the highest point in the Pacific Ocean. Measured from its base at the bottom of the sea... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Some British schools are roughly as segregated as St Louis - the US city hit by the Ferguson race riots * *Surprise, surprise! Blacks and whites self-segregate in Britain too! There wouldn't be important differences between the two, would there? Caring English parents move heaven and earth to keep their kids out of chaotic "black" schools* Some schools in Britain are more racially segregated than St Louis, the US city torn apart by race riots in November. That's according to the first analysis of the racial divide in schools across England, which has found primary schools in ... more »

Islamist Militants Continue Their Attacks In Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News (Australia)*:* At least 44 killed, 47 injured in twin bomb blasts in central Nigerian city Jos: relief agency* *At least 44 people have been killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the country's main relief agency says, after a bloody week of violence blamed on Boko Haram.* *"At the moment we have 44 dead bodies and 47 others injured from the scenes of the two attacks," Mohammed Abdulsalam, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said.* *Earlier, police in Plateau state, of which Jos is the capital, said at least 18 people had lost ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*OPEN LETTER TO THE ACADEMICIANS OF THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES* Written by Dr Klaus L.E. Kaiser SUBJECT: Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter *Laudato Si, On care for our common home* Respected Academician, There is a widespread view that the Academicians of The Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) will have had substantial input to the scientific aspects expressed in Papal Encyclical Letters like the ENC and that such encyclicals do reflect the deliberations, views and opinions expressed by the PAS as a whole and by the majority of its individual members. papal academiaHowe... more »

The Centre Cannot Hold

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/ Stephen Harper told us that we wouldn't recognize Canada when he was through with it. These days, there are lots of Conservatives who don't recognize their party. In the wake of the party's rejection of Chess Crosbie's candidacy, Michael Harris writes, John Crosbie has been receiving phone calls: When former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney calls from Rome to express sympathy and outrage that Ches Crosbie was blocked from running as a Conservative candidate in the 2015 federal election, you know the Conservati... more »

Germany: No Early Financial Rescue Package for Greece

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Conditions Not Right for New Negotiations on Greek Bailout, Germany Says* *Spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves door open for talks* *Germany sees no reason to immediately restart bailout negotiations after Greeks voted against their international creditors’ conditions for further aid, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said Monday, though he left the door open to more talks.* *The Greeks’ defiant stance has set up a collision course with the country’s creditors, pushing it closer to bankruptcy and a potential exit from the eurozone. Germany, wh... more »

Stand Up for Religious Freedom — Classic Chuck Colson Commentary

Alan Eason at The Stream - 16 hours ago
CHUCK COLSON — Today’s broadcast may be one of the most important we’ve aired in the history of BreakPoint. I’ll tell you why. Allow me to make a very direct statement. I believe it is time for the Church in this... The post Stand Up for Religious Freedom — Classic Chuck Colson Commentary appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: What Does the ‘No’ Vote on the Greece Bailout Referendum Mean?

Anika Smith at The Stream - 16 hours ago
Greek voters delivered a decisive verdict on proposals put forward by international creditors. The following scenarios are based on conversations with officials working on how to handle the Greek crisis, along with investors and economists. The Results In Sunday’s referendum,... The post ANALYSIS: What Does the ‘No’ Vote on the Greece Bailout Referendum Mean? appeared first on The Stream.

Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Set

Ken Blackwell at The Stream - 16 hours ago
Kelly Shackelford’s debate with Evan Wolfson on Fox News Sunday highlights the battle lines for religious liberty in America now that the Supreme Court has grossly overstepped its authority by declaring same-sex “marriage” a constitutional right. The issue is whether religious... The post Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Set appeared first on The Stream.

Britain: Green Energy Subsidies Spiral Out of Control

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
The cost of subsidising new wind farms is spiralling out of control, government sources have privately warned. Officials admitted that so-called green energy schemes will require a staggering £9 billion a year in subsidies — paid for by customers — by... The post Britain: Green Energy Subsidies Spiral Out of Control appeared first on The Stream.

Serena Williams Faces Sister Venus at Wimbledon Now

Anika Smith at The Stream - 16 hours ago
What should prove to be a fascinating second week of Wimbledon will begin, well before most on the West Coast of the U.S. arise for the day, with the biggest fascination. That would be Venus versus Serena Williams — the... The post Serena Williams Faces Sister Venus at Wimbledon Now appeared first on The Stream.

Mohawk Nation News 'Planetary Potlach'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
PLANETARY POTLACH Posted on July 5, 2015 Please post and distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. July 5, 2015. The colony of Canada forbade the Potlach ceremony from 1885 to 1951. 45 people were arrested at Memkumlis. 20 men and women were sent to Oakalla Prison in BC for feasting, dancing, giving gifts and sharing everything. Prime Minister John A. McDonald saw that sewing money on ceremonial

To Maximize the Benefits of Napping, Find Which Type is Your Ideal Nap

WTStaff at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Infographic - *Here are details about 4 types of naps, how long each one lasts, and what are the specific benefits of each. Which one is right for you? The post To Maximize the Benefits of Napping, Find Which Type is Your Ideal Nap appeared first on Waking Times.

Greece Special Report ( July 6 , 2015 ) - Examining The State Of Play The Day After Greece's Landslide Referendum And NO Vote -- ECB In Focus Monday Afternoon For ELA Fro Greece Banks , Grexit Coming Up , Reactions Of Troika Members , State of Play - Restarting Negotiations , Domestic and International Politics , Much more ! )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets..... *Magna FX* ‏@MagnaForex 3m 3 minutes ago #*ECB* to discuss #*Greek* #*ELA* this afternoon *Ann Pettifor* ‏@AnnPettifor 40s 41 seconds ago #*ECB* counsel P Athanassiou 2009 "expulsion is not catered for in treaties, however serious or repeated a MemberState’s non-compliance" 1/2 *Ann Pettifor* ‏@AnnPettifor 2m2 minutes ago 2/2 #*ECB* counsel in 2009 "..and however much [the Member State's] departure may be desired by its partners.” #*Greece* *Nick Malkoutzis* ‏@NickMalkoutzis 38s 39 seconds ago Nick Malkoutzis retweeted MacroPolis Greek PM fai... more »

Wikileaks: US Spied On President Rousseff, Dozens Of Top Brazilian Officials

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama listens to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on June 30, 2015. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst *BBC*:* Wikileaks: US 'routinely spied' on Brazil* *The Wikileaks website says it has evidence that a number of senior Brazilian government officials were routinely spied on by the National Security Agency in the United States.* *It says the NSA was particularly active in economic espionage against Brazil.* *Wikileaks published a list of 29 phone numbers of Brazilians in banking, finance and the econ... more »

South Carolina Lawmakers Return for Confederate Flag Debate

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — While it appears there is broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to... The post South Carolina Lawmakers Return for Confederate Flag Debate appeared first on The Stream.

Fugitive African Warlord Joseph Kony Said to Be Sickly, in Retreat

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The fugitive leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing... The post Fugitive African Warlord Joseph Kony Said to Be Sickly, in Retreat appeared first on The Stream.

Seventh-Day Adventists to Vote on Women’s Ordination, Same-Sex Marriage

Anika Smith at The Stream - 17 hours ago
Tens of thousands of Seventh-day Adventists are meeting this week to face an issue as divisive as any in the Protestant group’s 152-year history: Does the Bible allow women to be ordained as clergy? The question has special complexity for... The post Seventh-Day Adventists to Vote on Women’s Ordination, Same-Sex Marriage appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: The Pope’s Paragraph About Air Conditioning

Jay Richards at The Stream - 17 hours ago
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markpmills/2015/07/05/the-popes-perceptive-paragraph-about-air-conditioning/ It was perhaps no coincidence that Pope Francis singled out air conditioning as an example of “harmful” consumption in his June 18 Environmental Encyclical, mere days before the Northern Hemisphere was fully into summer. It turns out that... The post ANALYSIS: The Pope’s Paragraph About Air Conditioning appeared first on The Stream.

Sajid Javid EU condoms story

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/eD87NOpfZPw Thanks to Guido Fawkes for the spot.

Congress Heads Back to Confront Looming Funding Deadline

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress return Tuesday from July Fourth fireworks and parades facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. The funding fight is shaping up... The post Congress Heads Back to Confront Looming Funding Deadline appeared first on The Stream.

Woman who provided 65,000 abortions calls killing of unborn a “sacrament” and a “blessing”

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
Posted on December 29, 2014 by Dr. Eowyn [image: Patricia Baird-Windle] Patricia Baird-Windle On August 29, 1999, *Florida Today’s *editorial page editor Pam Platt interviewed an abortion provider in Florida named *Patricia Baird-Windle*, 64, on the occasion of her retirement after 23 years and 65,000 legal abortions as the owner of the *Aware Woman Center for Choice* abortion clinics in Melbourne, Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach, FL. In its article,* Florida Today* extolled the baby-killer as “one of the stalwarts on the front lines of the abortion wars.” Here are excerpts o... more »

New ISIS Videos Show Child Jihadis Massacring Syrian Soldiers at Palmyra Amphitheater per Breitbart

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
'A new video released by the jihadi terror group, the Islamic State, depicts children, abducted and trained to kill by ISIS, executing 25 men identified as soldiers for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. The massacre occurs in the historic amphitheater at Palmyra, an ancient Roman city cited as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has recently been overrun by ISIS terrorists. The video depicts children pulling the triggers against more than 25 men identified as Assad's soldiers, egged on by a large crowd of men and boys forced to watched the ceremony. The men are lined up on thei... more »

Greek Finance Minister Quits! Varoufakis out! Euclid Tsakalotos in?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
This makes zero sense. Varoufakis and Syriza have the upper hand. I don't believe the reason given, not for one second. Reuters *Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday,* removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. *Yanis Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed "erratic Marxist*" (? erratic marxist? ) economist who infuriated euro zone partners with his unconventional style and hectoring lectures, had campaigned for Sunday's sweeping 'No' vote, acc... more »

7 Habits That Drain Your Energy

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago

Milton Friedman on the Euro

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 18 hours ago
With the problems in Greece now leading the news, this old article by the great Milton Friedman is worth (re)reading. (Martin Feldstein made similar arguments at the time in this article.)

Mothra Canada

Alison at Creekside - 19 hours ago
I'm completely mystified by the near-universal negative reaction that *Never Forgotten National Memorial* 's proposed Mothra Canada war memorial has provoked in my fellow Canadians. Who wouldn't like a tax-payer subsidized 10 storey statue to Mothra on Cape Breton? Come on, guys. What's your problem? Ecological vandalism? That the monument will ruin "a pristine geological site of peaceful scenic beauty"? They did an 86 page Detailed Impact Analysis. Ok sure, so it was done by the engineering firm Stantec, who are one of the corporate sponsors listed on the NFNM "Partners and... more »

Wall Street's Next Bonanza: Subprime Marriage-Backed Securities

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-05/wall-streets-next-bonanza-subprime-marriage-backed-securities *Wall Street's Next Bonanza: Subprime Marriage-Backed Securities* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/05/2015 16:30 -0400 Submitted by Daniel Drew via Dark-Bid.com, The last crash was caused by reckless investments in subprime mortgage-backed securities, an ingenious way to repackage and redistribute staggering amounts of credit risk to unsuspecting investors. After losing their house and their money, some investors may take comfort in their enduring marital relationships. Unfortun... more »

If You Think the Chinese Economy Is Crashing, This Report Will Change Your Mind

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: TO GO WITH China-economy-luxury-retail-lifestyle,FEATURE by Fran Wang This picture taken on December 16, 2012 shows a woman looking at a piece of jewelry at the China International Jewellery Show in Beijing. Free-spending Chinese consumers have so far proven a blessing to big name labels trying to buck global woes. Sales of personal luxury goods in mainland China surged a spectacular 56 percent last year to 19 billion USD, after a 35 percent climb in 2010, data from CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets showed. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)] No, it... more »

Look to Japan for a Better, Cheaper Way to Police our Cities

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Japan's model of policing, with small detachments spread throughout each neighbourhood in a city, has a 100-year record of success.] This reads like an attack of common sense. It becomes completely possible to know the residents of twenty blocks and you will never be more than three blocks away if you are needed. Even better, the level of training needed is naturally lower which means it can be almost a cadet system of young men and women. Even better you will have a natural relationship with any young hoodlums causing problems and you do know who is using drugs. All thi... more »

US ‘Stealth’ Bombers Can’t Hide From Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: B-2 Spirit]Russian anti-aircraft missiles can detect and hit US stealth bombers, Major General Sergei Babakov said, according to Gazeta.ru. Neither the Northdrop B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber nor Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk can fly undetected from Russian missiles, said Babakov, the head of Russia's anti-aircraft missile troops. "The American ‘stealth' planes are a publicity stunt. Even our older R-118s are capable of detecting F-117 [Nighthawks]. So, nobody has the hat of invisibility yet," the Major General said. Read more

The "Nightmare Of The Euro-Architects" Is Coming True: JPM Now Sees Grexit, Eurogroup "Split In Coming Days

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-05/nightmare-euro-architects-coming-true-jpm-sees-grexit-base-case-split-eurogroup-comi *The "Nightmare Of The Euro-Architects" Is Coming True: JPM Now Sees Grexit, Eurogroup "Split In Coming Days*" Submitted by Tyler Durden on 07/05/2015 16:46 -0400 Perhaps the best summary - or epitaph, some would say - of the shocking events that took place in Greece this afternoon, and the resultant falling dominoes that are about to be unleashed, was given by Slovakia's finance minister Peter Kazimir, who summarized events as follows: He followed it u... more »

IAF combats lowest fighter strength

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: MiG-27 Flogger]Continuous warnings over the past decade as regards the alleged tardy pace of induction of new fighter jets into the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the resultant loss of “combative edge” are now ringing true. By the end of this year, the IAF would be at its lowest combat strength in more than a decade, a source said. The government is aware of the gravity of the situation and the plans are afoot to tackle the situation. The country is now faced with the reality of projections on IAF fighter fleet made separately over the past 10 years by the Indian Air Force, str... more »

Lockheed Martin ready to build 94 F-35 combat jets in $920.4 million contract

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II]The U.S. military is placing orders worth nearly a billion dollars with Lockheed Martin Corp. to prepare for building 94 F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter combat jets. The order involves conventional and vertical takeoff and landing versions, as well as carrier versions. Officials of the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. -- the organization handling F-35 procurement for all military forces -- announced a $920.4 million contract with the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics segment in Fort Worth, Texas, for long lead items ... more »

JSF: Should the latest Joint Strike Fighter be able to ‘dogfight’?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F-35 Lightning II]The debate about whether the new generation Joint Strike Fighter needs to be able to “dogfight” to win air battles has resurfaced after a JSF was outmanoeuvred by a jet designed 40 years ago. The debate erupted afresh after an American test pilot’s report on his unsuccessful efforts to outmanoeuvre a 1970s-designed F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter bomber was leaked to the US blog site, War is Boring. The blog’s editors said the test pilot’s report said his JSF was too sluggish for him to target the F-16 or for him to get out of the way when the older jet tracke... more »

Military Photo of the Day: July 6, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
A U.S. Air Force Senior Airman works to complete a 50-hour inspection of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on June 28, 2015. As another week dawns here at home, the courageous men and women... The post Military Photo of the Day: July 6, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.

Iran deploys new domestically built long-range radar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Iran says it has deployed a new domestically built long-range radar system, signaling a strengthening of its air defenses as it holds what may be the final days of talks on a nuclear deal with world powers. Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili, commander of the Revolutionary Guard air defense force, unveiled the Ghadir phased-array radar in Ahwaz city in southwestern Khuzestan province near the Iraq border, state television said late Saturday. Iran says the Ghadir unit is designed and manufactured entirely inside the country and can detect a plane at 600 kilometers and a ballistic missile at ... more »

Royal Navy ships remain in port more than ever

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HMS Diamond (D34)]Figures released following a Parliamentary Question confirm that the Royal Navy are using 31% less fuel in 2014 than was the case in 2010. Commenting, Dunfermline and West Fife SNP MP, Douglas Chapman said: “A 31% reduction in fuel usage over the past four years, suggests a considerable downturn in Royal Navy activity. “The SNP has already expressed grave concern there is not one major Royal Navy surface ship based in Scotland, despite our huge coastline and exposure to foreign maritime activity. Read more

First Tejas Mark II engine to arrive in September

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
The plan to develop a more powerful, modernised version of the current Tejas fighter is getting a welcome boost. In September, US engine-maker General Electric (GE) plans to deliver the first F-414INS6 engine (hereafter F-414), which will power the Tejas Mark II. The F-414 engine's maximum power output of 98 kiloNewtons (kN) will make the Tejas Mark II faster and nimbler than the current Mark I fighter, which gets just 84 kN of peak power from its GE F-404IN engine. The F-414 will also provide the burst of power needed for the Naval Tejas to take off from an aircraft carrier deck o... more »

"NO! NO! NO!" Grexit Upcoming (Venal German Strategy or Just Business As Usual)  Ending Horrorification of Life Under NeoLib Domination In Sight?  (Or Just One More Domino Dropping Into Bankster Muck?  Whoops! Yanis Resigns Abruptly)  Flushing the TPP!  (Jerry Lives - GRATEFUL DEAD!)

First off, the Grateful Dead "Fare Thee Well" tour went so well that they're considering doing another one next year (and they'll never fade away). Kidding! But you should have heard me scream with glee when they began with "China Cat/Sunflower/I Know You Rider," and then "Estimated Prophet" and "Built to Last!" Tears streamed down my face all evening remembering the good times and friends

Graphs at a glance: Bank of England survey shows banks are not bothered about "public anger against, or distrust of, financial institutions"

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 21 hours ago
If you crashed your mum's car, you would be on your best behaviour for awhile until she forgave and forgot. You would do all the good things, washing up and stuff, to reduce her anger and mistrust. So she would lend you her car again when it gets back from the garage with the repair bill for your mum to pay.  So why, having crashed the World Economy and handing the bill to the World's taxpayers

A decade of overspending: how Greece plunged into economic crisis

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: HS Papanikolis (S 120)]How 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, was a special case, which was why in 2010 it became the first EU country to send a distress signal. Since then, Athens has struggled to piece together a deal with its lenders that allows the economy to recover. Why d... more »

Submarines, UC issue 'not comparable'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type 041 (Yuan) class SSK]Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged the public not to link the Universal Coverage Healthcare Scheme (UC) with the planned procurement of Chinese submarines and turn them into political issues. Speaking on Saturday after returning from the Leaders' Summit of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region in Japan, Gen Prayut said the UC, better known as the gold card scheme, was a populist policy which requires a large state budget, while the country has been studying the submarine purchases for almost 10 years. The premier said the submarine project must b... more »

This Weekend’s Greek Referendum

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
As usual creditors remain blindingly stupid. You cannot create profits and wealth by straggling the debtor(s). What you bring about is price deflation resulting in a collapse of collateral value. This does allow the astute to acquire that ten million dollar hotel carrying $8,000,000 in debt for the very attractive $2,500,000 stranding $5,500,000 of debt for the creditor who must then book the loss. This is the hard way of resolving the Greek debt crisis and it ends up stranding the bulk of all Greek eurodebt. This referendum result has done just that. I would then inform c... more »

What Borders Mean to Europe

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Borders mean a lot to peoples but they do not need to be permanent at all. After all look how Stalin shifted peoples and borders after WWII. It actually worked and it can work again even if it is almost symbolic. That is why we need a border commission set up to deal with Eastern Europe. That commission can arrive at a compromise. Then the right of transfer can be negotiated to allow folks to choose their citizenship. Time limits can be set and money spread around. With that it all blows away. Russia seizing the Crimea was actually the right thing to do in terms of intere... more »

Greeks Reject Austerity and Banker Hegemony

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 22 hours ago
Karolina Tagaris and Lefteris Papadimas, "Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'" (July 5, 2015), http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/05/us-eurozone-greece-idUSKBN0P40EO20150705 Majia here: Now things will get interesting. I hope the Greek people are not forced into further austerity as a result of their resistance. The average Greek citizen is not responsible for Greece's financial situation, as the media would have you think (see discussion at Global Research here). Nor can Greece's financial problems be explained exclusively in terms of the nation's lack of fin... more »

Post # 30,000: Frank Sinatra, “My Way”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Frank Sinatra, “My Way” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljrFQyE1hAg 30,000 posts... first one on August 14, 2008. 1,799,021 unique visitors from all over the world, 3,456,730 all time Pageviews. Unbelievable... I know, get a life! lol Thank you all sincerely for stopping by, it's been a hell of a ride! - CP

Europeans need to isolate the Greek Marxist tumor

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
I did expect the vote to produce a "No" – based on my observations of the banners on the Greek streets and Greeks who contribute their "ideas" on this blog, all of whom have been clueless trolls (the observation of the Greek nation's inferiority has been way too obvious to me) – but now it's here and we actually have to live through the increased anxiety. After June 30th, Greece defaulted to the International Monetary Fund. On July 3rd, the EFSF (the temporary Eurozone bailout fund) – whose Greek program ended at the moment of the default – officially declared Greece bankrupt. It re... more »

Thorne Dreyer : RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Victoria Bynum, Richard Pells, Maria Svart, Patricia Vonne, and Ray Hill

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
We discuss little-known Southern history (& the Confederate flag); the ‘War Babies’ generation; Democratic Socialism; pioneering gay activism in Houston — and we listen to way cool live music! Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | July 6, … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *RAG RADIO PODCASTS* | Interviews with Victoria Bynum, Richard Pells, Maria Svart, Patricia Vonne, and Ray Hill

My Take On the Greek Referendum

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor:* To put it bluntly .... "the shit has hit the fan". Greece may be rejoicing in their vote today .... but the EU, bankers, IMF, other lenders .... their response to such an overwhelming result will "not be kind" .... they are going to cut off the credit lines, banking assistance, and all the other means that Greece's financial institutions need to survive. As I had mentioned in previous posts .... a Greek No will mean very tough times ahead .... and it will last for at least 5 years (if not longer). Is Greece prepared for such austerity .... I doubt it .... but I do kn... more »

Musical Interlude: Isaac Shepard, “Letting Go”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Isaac Shepard, “Letting Go” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcc0BWe5SDA&feature=related

Best marks, goals, kicks and blunders, Rd 14

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
You don’t have to know anything about AFL to enjoy this week’s best marks, goals, moves and blunders! There’s no other game like this. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“M7 is one of the most prominent open clusters of stars on the sky. The cluster, dominated by bright blue stars, can be seen with the naked eye in a dark sky in the tail of the constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius). M7 contains about 100 stars in total, is about 200 million years old, spans 25 light-years across, and lies about 1000 light-years away. *Click image for larger size.* The above deep exposure was taken from Hakos Farm in Namibia. The M7 star cluster has been known since ancient times, being noted by Ptolemy in the year 130 AD. Also visible are a dark dust cloud and li... more »

Chet Raymo, “Spooked”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Spooked”* by Chet Raymo “The word everyone uses is "spooky." What they are talking about is entanglement, the spooky heart of quantum mechanics. You create a pair of subatomic particles, photons say, and send them on their separate ways. The particles seem to know what is happening to each other on their separate journeys. An activity performed on one particle can instantaneously change the properties of the other particle, no matter how far apart. And -this is the kicker- apparently instantaneously. Their fates are "entangled." In the latest test of entanglement (reported in the... more »

"Give Us Courage..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Give Us Courage"* "Give us courage, gaiety and the quiet mind. Spare us to our friends, soften to us our enemies. Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors. If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving to one another." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"What Life Requires..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Life does not require us to be consistent, cruel, patient, helpful, angry, rational, thoughtless, loving, rash, open-minded, neurotic, careful, rigid, tolerant, wasteful, rich, downtrodden, gentle, sick, considerate, funny, stupid, healthy, greedy, beautiful, lazy, responsive, foolish, sharing, pressured, intimate, hedonistic, industrious, manipulative, insightful, capricious, wise, selfish, kind or sacrificed. Life does, however, require us to live with the consequences of our choices.” - Richard Bach, "Running From Safety"

Paulo Coelho, "Relax And Pay Attention"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Relax And Pay Attention"* by Paulo Coelho "Sometimes we keep on waiting – with patience, resignation, courage – and still, things around us don’t move. But since this is the path we chose, it seems impossible that life’s blessings are not working in our favor. It provokes, therefore, a deep reflection about what we call “results:” our destiny is manifesting itself in a way we are not able to fully comprehend. Jorge Luís Borges wrote a masterly short story about this issue. He describes the birth of a tiger that spends great part of its life in the African wildness but ends up bei... more »

"A Chime Of Words..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Yes there is a meaning; at least for me, there is one thing that matters- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people." - Logan Pearsall Smith

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Pope Francis’ Dr. Strangelove Craves One World Government Run by “Experts”

William M Briggs at The Stream - 1 day ago
Who’s up for a one-world government run by radical ecologists? Herr Professor Doktor Hans Joachim, a.k.a. John, Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Commander of the British Empire, prophet of doom, avowed atheist, and the most prominent... The post Pope Francis’ Dr. Strangelove Craves One World Government Run by “Experts” appeared first on The Stream.

“Life's Crossroads: How To Thrive in Times of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Life's Crossroads: * *How To Thrive in Times of Change”* by Linda Durnell “Life's crossroads create opportunity for us to choose between different options, and when we see someone embracing the moment when choices are decided upon, it can be awe-inspiring. A crossroads is about change. Choices must be made - not just when things are not working out as we had planned, but also during positive moments when we must choose to continue the course or veer off into something new. When we experience an ending in a marriage, a change in careers, political upheavals, the end of childrearin... more »

The Poet: John Glenday, "Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"* "Someone explained once how the pieces of what we are fall downwards at the same rate as the Universe. The atoms of us, falling towards the centre of whatever everything is. And we don't see it. We only sense their slight drag in the lifting hand. That's what weight is, that communal process of falling. Furthermore, these atoms carry hooks, like burrs, hooks catching like hooks, like clinging to like, that's what keeps us from becoming something else, and why in early love, we sometimes feel the tug of the heart snagging on another's heart. Only th... more »

Tiny Little Spiders

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Tiny little spiders coming into view tiny little spiders coming down on you.

"7 Steps to Treat Depression Without Drugs"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"7 Steps to Treat Depression Without Drugs" Why Antidepressants Don't Work for Treating Depression by Dr. Mark Hyman "Here's some depressing recent medical news: Antidepressants don't work. What's even more depressing is that the pharmaceutical industry and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have deliberately deceived us into believing that they DO work. As a physician, this is frightening to me. Depression is among the most common problems seen in primary-care medicine and soon will be the second leading cause of disability in this country. The study* I'm talking about was publishe...more »

Greece Votes No To The EU And The Euro

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC*: *Greece votes 'no' and gambles its future* *Greek voters have delivered a defiant response to Europe. Political leaders and heads of government had lined up to warn the Greeks that a "no" vote would be a vote to leave the euro. It did not deter them. Indeed many voters seemed to revel in their resistance.* *The European Project is now facing its gravest crisis.* *The size of the "no" vote surprised the Greek government. In the end the voters agreed with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that the country's creditors were trying to "asphyxiate" the Greek economy. They bought hi... more »


laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
Revolutionary thought of the day: Scargill's got the megaphone and he launces intae one ay his trademark rousin speeches that tingles the back ay ma neck. He talks about the rights ay working people, won through years of struggle, and how if we're denied the right to strike and organise, then we're really nae better than slaves. His words are like a drug, ye feel them coursin through the bodies around ye; moistening eyes, stiffening spines and fortifying hearts. As he wraps up, fist punched into the air, the 'Victory to the Miners' chant reaches a fever pitch. Irvine Welsh, *Skagbo... more »

USA Beats Japan 5-2 for Record Third Women’s World Cup Title

Jonathan Witt at The Stream - 1 day ago
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — 5:51 p.m.: The United States has won its third Women’s World Cup title and first since 1999 with a 5-2 victory over Japan on Sunday behind a first-half hat trick by Carli Lloyd. The Americans became... The post USA Beats Japan 5-2 for Record Third Women’s World Cup Title appeared first on The Stream.

Jewish billionaires line up behind Clinton

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 1 day ago
According to a recent report published in the *Jewish Telegraph Agency*, Jewish billionaires George Soros and Haim Saban, two of the most politically influential plutocratic internationalists swaying American elections on the Democratic side of the political spectrum, have donated $3 million to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Other wealthy Jewish plutocrats have followed suit, greasing the wheels of the Clinton campaign. The *JTA* reports: Jewish billionaires George Soros and Haim Saban reportedly have donated a total of $3 million to the presidential campaign of Hill... more »

The U.S. Stuns Japan with FOUR Goals in the First 15 Minutes of World Cup Final

Jonathan Witt at The Stream - 1 day ago
The U.S. stuns Japan with FOUR goals in the first 15 minutes of World Cup final The post The U.S. Stuns Japan with FOUR Goals in the First 15 Minutes of World Cup Final appeared first on The Stream.

July 5: I'm starting this very late - it'll be short and off the usual track.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 1 day ago
I was watching a film about the American revolution. It was the usual malarkey about how the British were cruel, and Americans were nice, and Americans invented democracy and freedom and equality and all those good things. British soldiers of the time were often cruel. That's true. They were pretty much the scum of the earth, Glorious stories were written about them. But few women in Britain at the time would willingly marry a soldier. And American revolutionary soldiers and militias were pretty much cut from the same cloth. And democracy and freedom had been developing and even o... more »

Oxi To Austerity

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
That's Greek for the unmistakable overwhelming *No* to the banking cartel currently trampling all over democracy, all over the world, one nasty grind of the hyper-capitalistic heel at a time. The Greeks not only stood up for themselves, they just did the whole rest of the world a giant favor, too. They exercised some good, old-fashioned, bottom-up democracy. They spoke out against a group of very powerful, very sadistic people who thought that they could exercise their will through the instillation of fear and mass suffering. The pluto-sadists still do think that, but at least they.

No comments:

Post a Comment