MIKAO USUI - ALSO KNOWN AS DR USUI MOTO by the Sphere Alliance On Aug 13, 2015, at 1:53 AM, Denice wrote: 12 August 2015 I was wondering about Reiki this evening and was given a great detailed report. But I was at the grocery store and had to wait to come home and turn on the computer. *Can you share with me the nature and origins of Reiki?* *YES DEAR ONE. YOU ask the RIGHT QUESTION. FOR NOW is the TIME of ENERGY and FREQUENCY and MAGNETICS, is it not? * *THIS, THE ENERGY of the REIKI was called upon and “CREATED” as it were by and through the LOVE and the WILL of the Dr. USUI M...more »
I wanted to title this post: "EPA: Environmental Terrorists" because of their LACK OF RESPONSE on the Colorado mine disaster that is POISONING the Animas River, which ends up in Lake Powell before emptying out into the COLORADO River. I didn't include that title because I still believe that there are many committed scientists and administrative staff who work for the EPA who want to protect the environment and human health. The problem is they are NO WHERE to be seen. Instead, we get to hear from lame and obviously cognitively impaired spokespeople who tell the media everything is...more »
*Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your summer.* *Title: Five sections of the poem 'In Memoriam' (1850) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read by Ian Richardson. Source: Toddysfins. Date Published: August 30, 2008. Description:* 'In Memoriam' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892). With apologies for the audio disturbance in the first two sections. Sections read are: VII, XXII, XXX, CI and CXIX. From 'Six Centuries of Verse' (1984), Epiosode 12. *Title: Tennyson: In Memoriam. Source: brychar66. Date Published: July 26, 2012. Description:* Selections Read by Charles Bryant. ...more »
Photo by the Orland Park (IL) Police Dept. *"Man arrested for vibrator theft offers to show police his penis, before slamming Obama"* -- *a* *New York* Daily News *headline yesterday* *by Noah* I bet the above headline from the New York *Daily News* caught your eye. *What the hell?* you probably said. *What's next?* And I bet you want to read more, right? Here is Laurie Hanna's lead, possibly the dream lead of a newspaperperson's career: A Chicago man caught with a stolen vibrator in his underwear told cops he had no idea how the device got there, before stripping naked in his cel...more »
Whenever you are going to be in Court there are some basic rules you should follow. These rules apply in every Court regardless of whether you are going to be a witness or a party. The rules apply whether you are going to small claims court, traffic court, being a witness in divorce court or you are on trial for first degree murder. First, always tell the truth. This isn't just some goody-two shoes comment – it's very important to tell the truth. Lies will be caught out in a flash and once you are seen to have lied about something, even a small thing, nothing you say will have much ...more »
Pasagardae, Iran — In the heart of Fars Province on Iran’s high desert plateau in the South, a stark and bare large limestone tomb juts out of the landscape. It’s in the middle of nowhere. But the understated burial place of... The post A Jewish Journalist’s Exclusive Look Inside Iran appeared first on The Stream.
I have been asked by many commentators about the status of the Turbulent Times show, that Whitewraithe and I have had to put on hold due to several, and some unforeseen, circumstances.... We are glad to say that many of the issues that forced us to take Turbulent Times off air have been resolved, and we are going to have Turbulent Times back on air very soon...... I will alert everyone when we have a brand new Turbulent Times scheduled, and I do want to thank everyone for their patience.... And as usual... More to come NTS **One other note: I have reluctantly decided to add "Ads...more »
“To the eye, this cosmic composition nicely balances the Bubble Nebula at the lower right with open star cluster M52. The pair would be lopsided on other scales, though. Embedded in a complex of interstellar dust and gas and blown by the winds from a single, massive O-type star, the Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is a mere 10 light-years wide. * Click image for larger size.* On the other hand, M52 is a rich open cluster of around a thousand stars. The cluster is about 25 light-years across. Seen toward the northern boundary of Cassiopeia, distance estimates for the Bubble Neb...more »
*"A Warning To My Readers"* by Wendell Berry "Do not think me gentle because I speak in praise of gentleness, or elegant because I honor the grace that keeps this world. I am a man crude as any, gross of speech, intolerant, stubborn, angry, full of fits and furies. That I may have spoken well at times, is not natural. A wonder is what it is."
“A Momentary Stay” by Chet Raymo “This from a review of Paul Muldoon's new book of poetry, "Maggot", by Nick Laird, in the June 23, 2010 "New York Review of Books". It seems Muldoon was heckled by an audience member who claimed that what he was reading wasn't poetry. Muldoon replied: "It doesn't come naturally to me to defend these things as poems. As a concept, I see it like this: the word "poetry," as you know, means "making," so these are constructs in the world…One is trying to construct something that will help us to make sense of things, and a construct, or building even, let...more »
“The worst that could happen to us is that we have to die, and since that is already our unalterable fate, we are free; those who have lost everything no longer have anything to fear.” “Death is our eternal companion. It is always to our left, an arm’s length behind us. Death is the only wise adviser that a warrior has. Whenever he feels that everything is going wrong and he’s about to be annihilated, he can turn to his death and ask if that is so. His death will tell him that he is wrong, that nothing really matters outside its touch. His death will tell him, ‘I haven’t touched yo...more »
*"Things We Don’t Want to Do: Outside the Comfort Zone"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Doing things we don't want to do, or that scare us, creates flow in our lives and allows us to grow. Most of us have had the experience of tackling some dreaded task only to come out the other side feeling invigorated, filled with a new sense of confidence and strength. The funny thing is, most of the time when we do them, we come out on the other side changed and often wondering what we were so worried about or why it took us so long. We may even begin to look for other tasks we’ve been avoidi...more »
*“Ignorance Is Bliss”* by Michael Brenner “Factual information is out of fashion. American society now devalues it. Subjective attitude and opinion are considered to be as worthy as accurate renderings of reality. Many wear their ignorance as a badge of honor. The ultimate freedom for them is to avoid needless bother in knowing the truth and distinguishing it from falsity. Some of this behavior is calculated and intentional; much of it is blind indulgence of convenience and prejudice. These behaviors are commonplace among our officials, politicians, commentariat, and the citizenry...more »
*“Central Banks Are Beginning to Lose Control”* by Phoenix Capital Research “Since 2008, the Keynesians running global Central Banks had always suggested that there was no problem too great for them to handle. They’d promised to do “whatever it takes,” to maintain the financial system and print the world back to growth. Thus far, we’d seen some pretty aggressive moves. The most aggressive was committed by the Bank of Japan, which announced a single QE program equal to 24% of Japanese GDP in April 2013. However, the SNB was the first Central Bank to actually reach the point at which...more »
The welfare weenies are slowly realising that the rent subsidy they pay to beneficiaries does little more than, guess what, go to subsidise higher rents – leaving landlords better off and beneficiaries as far behind the 8 ball as before. The euphemistically titled Ministry for Social Development has just released *a report* about this little-studied area. Based on the limited evidence available however, it concludes (their words): - *The literature review found evidence to support the contention that a proportion of demand-side housing subsidies is capitalised [sic] into ...more »
BREAKING NEWS!! This could be some serious shit my friends. Massive explosion in China, just east of Beijing at the port city of Tianjin. TWO explosions, one after the other. The first was reported by the official Chinese news as being the equivalent of 3 tons of TNT, followed by a second explosion that was much bigger, the equivalent of 21 tons of TNT. Does this sound familiar? This is exactly what was seen TWICE in Yemen in May: first blast, smaller, followed by a huge blast approximately 20-30 seconds later. The Yemen bombs in May were pony nukes- I sent the videos to se...more »
Washington, D.C – This morning Susan B. Anthony List responded to Republican presidential contender Donald Trump after he repeated Planned Parenthood fallacies last night on Fox News. Trump considers himself pro-life, but said he supports federal funding for Planned Parenthood,... The post Susan B. Anthony List to Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood does Not Provide Comprehensive Health Care appeared first on The Stream.
As we mentioned yesterday, the right-of-center, Wall Street-owned New Dems are making a play to assert themselves within the Democratic congressional caucus. They are following in the footsteps of the Tony Blair New Labour wing of the UK's Labour Party, which took over the party but has more recently lost support by inching further and further right. The New Labour dominance may be ending, though. Labour Party leadership elections-- in the wake of the 2015 general election defeat and the subsequent resignation of Ed Miliband-- begin Friday (August 14) and close September 10. And th...more »
*Nick Meyer* - These 7 words by Bush Sr. ushered in an era of irresponsibility with GMO's. The post George Bush Sr. Said This to Monsanto in 1987, Ushering in the Era of GMO’s appeared first on Waking Times.
One rainy Friday morning in March 2015, Dr Laila Woc-Colburn saw two patients with neurocysticercosis (a parasitic infection of the brain) and one with Chagas disease, which is transmitted by insects nicknamed ‘kissing bugs’. Having attended medical school in her... The post Can America Cope with a Resurgence of Tropical Disease? appeared first on The Stream.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are leading in the polls for the Republican and Democratic, respectively, presidential nominee, but those polls are not the best indicator of which candidates are currently the strongest. There are better ways to measure who... The post Analysis: Who’s Really Leading the Presidential Race? appeared first on The Stream.
In Portland, Oregon, a whopping 42 percent of the population identifies as religiously unaffiliated. New analysis from the Public Religion Research Institute ranks the largest religious groups in 30 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Catholics and the religiously unaffiliated vie for biggest faith-related... The post The 30 Least Religious Cities in the United States, Starting with Portland appeared first on The Stream.
The Maddison Project, data on per capita GDP and world population, 1000 to 2001. There is positive correlation. More population is an asset, not a liability. Source, Angus Maddison, 2004. "Growth and Interaction in the World Economy: The Roots of Modernity." *http://www.ggdc.net/MADDISON/other_books/Growth_and_Interaction_in_the_World_Economy.pdf* Statements like "Condition of the poor is worsening as the world modernizes" are jokes. Even the poor live longer, which means certain preventable diseases have been curtailed. Global development reaches the bottom, but not at the level t...more »
Nice catch by Jamie Weinstein from last night’s Trump interview with Hannity. Skip to 3:55 of the clip below for the key bit. To be clear, this an idea Trump proposed 15 years ago, not one he’s proposing now, and... The post Trump on a Wealth Tax: A Very Conservative Thing to Do, If it’s Helping Pay Down the National Debt appeared first on The Stream.
*UPDATE:* While there has been some controversy surrounding Gordon Duff and his website *Veteran's Today*, I posted this piece because of the interesting details about Khibiny. We rarely hear about this potential geopolitical "game changer". Gordon Duff of *Veterans Today **h*as posted a very intriguing update to the Khibiny Story I posted quite a few months ago now. Duff is tying Khibiny technology in with the *Iran Deal* and is theorizing that the Plasma technology developed by an Iranian scientist is *being offered to the US as a secret codicil of the IRAN deal..*.but that Isr...more »
At North Staffs Trades Council this evening, we heard about one of the latest TUC initiatives - the Dying to Work campaign. It turns out - and I didn't know this - that workers diagnosed with a terminal illness *are not* protected under workplace legislation. Unlike pregnant women who cannot (or rather, should not) be sacked under the law for any diminished capability during the course of their pregnancy, terminally ill workers can. This can lead to a loss of any death-in-work benefits that might be accrued during the course of one's employment, as well as a sudden loss of income, ad...more »
This story from USA Today is more than a month old, but it caught my attention because it is counter to the trend of lower violent crime rates which has been going on for more than two decades: "Several big U.S. Cities see homicide rates surge," said the newspaper's headline. Milwaukee, St. Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Dallas are reported to have jumps in their homicide counts. The homicide toll across the country — which reached a grim nadir in 1993 when more than 2,200 murders were counted in New York City — has declined in ebbs and flows for ...more »
Nevada's 4th Congressional District is another blue district that fell into Republican hands in 2014 because of sheer DCCC incompetence. Although the gigantic district covers about half the state, almost the whole population lives in North Las Vegas in an area bounded by the 15 and 95 freeways and Highway 215. The Democratic voter registration advantage is 46-33% and growing. The PVI is D+4 and Obama won the district against McCain, 56-41%, in 2008 and against Romney 4 years later, 54-44%. The Democratic state Senate Majority Leader, Steven Horsford, won the seat in 2012 and then l...more »
Union University has informed the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) that it will withdraw from the coalition in the wake of two member schools changing their hiring policies to include same-sex couples. CCCU president Shirley Hoogstra and board... The post Union University Leaves CCCU Over Homosexuality appeared first on The Stream.
A new study out of of Stony Brook University finds that how you sleep could help reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, found that a person’s body position while they sleep could... The post Sleeping on Your Side Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease appeared first on The Stream.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A 33-year-old man has logged his 32nd arrest in Florida after deputies found drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports Willie Goldsmith was stopped Sunday. Walton County Sheriff’s... The post 33-Year-Old Man Arrested for the 32nd Time appeared first on The Stream.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling the... The post Judge Puts NFL on Hot Seat, Belittles ‘Deflategate’ appeared first on The Stream.
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015Conclusion—A refusal to fight, perhaps worse:* Does the New York Times have some sort of problem covering Candidate Clinton? More globally, has the paper had a problem covering the Clintons over the past twenty-three years? On Sunday, August 2, the New York Times public editor seemed to say that the answer might be yes. Public editor Margaret Sullivan said she agreed with a reader who had written her saying this: “Hillary deserves tough questions when they are warranted. But it is undeniable that she is already facing significantly tougher coverage than...more »
What the world needs now is umlaat, sweet umlaat It's the only thing that there's just too little of What the world needs now is umlaat, sweet umlaat, No not just for some but for everyone. Lord, we don't need another mountain, There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb There are oceans and rivers enough to cross, Enough to last till the end of time. What the world needs now is umlaat, sweet umlaat It's the only thing that there's just too little of What the world needs now is umlaat, sweet umlaat, No, not just for some but for everyone. Lord, we don't need another meadow There are c...more »
A major article in The Atlantic magazine argues that colleges are turning students into “pathological thinkers” who reason based on fallacies and emotions rather than sound logic. The article, titled “The Coddling of the American Mind,” is co-written by social... The post Psychologist: Modern Colleges are Making Kids Dumber appeared first on The Stream.
A J-10 aircraft on display at the Shanghai National Defense Weapons Expo, Aug. 23, 2014. (Photo/Xinhua) *Want China Times*: *Russia and China selling Iran arms to stick it to US: Sina Military* China and Russia are looking to give Iran's armed forces a boost with fighter jets and defense systems as part of their strategy against the United States, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network. With the US encouraging its allies to gang up on China in the West Pacific and NATO pushing on Russia in the Black Sea and the Barents Sea, the report said, Beijing and Moscow are striking...more »
This is a guest post from Daniel Mügge who is an associate professor of political science at the University of Amsterdam and the lead editor of the Review of International Political Economy. In two recent posts, Cullen Hendrix, and Daniel Nexon and Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, have tabled important pros and cons of Google Scholar (GS) […]
*Sometimes the binary numbers look more impressive* 128 years ago, Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger was born as the only child to a botanist (and cerecloth producer) and a daughter of a chemistry professor in Vienna. His mother was half-Austrian (after Erwin's grandpa), half-English (after Erwin's grandma) and Lutheran while his dad was Catholic. Which religion did Erwin pick? He picked the Eastern religions, pantheism, and atheism. ;-) He is primarily well-known for wave mechanics, the most popular formulation – and a recipe for misunderstanding – of quantum mechanics. I wo...more »
TUG OF WAR Posted on August 12, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Aug. 12, 2015. If you don’t want to play their tug of war game, just drop the rope. They’ll still keep playing. But no one will be on the rope. The matrix is designed to keep everybody playing this game. Joke Norton: “Wish I could help. See ya later!” Joke Norton of Kahnawake plays this game by getting us
A Russian navy fleet has docked at the northern Iranian port city of Anzali in a bid to boost friendly maritime ties between the two countries. On Friday, the two Russian warships -- Volgodonsk and Mahachkala -- arrived in Anzali for a three-day stay with around 130 personnel on board. Payvand *IBTimes:* *Russian Warships Dock In Northern Iran For Training Exercises* Two Russian warships docked in northern Iran on Sunday to participate in a series of naval training exercises, The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday, citing local media. The two Russian vessels -- Volgodonsk and M...more »
New York Times *Long War Journal:* *Taliban Raise Flag over Captured District in Helmand Province* The Afghan Taliban raised its white banner over military outposts after overrunning the district of Now Zad in Helmand province two weeks ago. Afghan officials have confirmed that Now Zad is under Taliban control. The Taliban released a lengthy video of the fighting in the district, which occurred at the end of July. The video, entitled “Liberation of Now Zad,” was produced by Al Emera, the group’s media production arm, and published on Aug. 10 on its official Website, Voice of Jiha...more »
You’ve seen it happen. Maybe you’ve done it yourself. You’re in a restaurant and the waiter is doing a less than superb job. Perhaps it’s near the end of his six-hour shift, or he’s covering more than his share of... The post How Christianity Redeems Consumer Entitlement appeared first on The Stream.
It is every kid’s worst nightmare and six-year-old Jaden Hayes has lived it — twice. First he lost his dad when he was four and then last month his mom died unexpectedly in her sleep. “I tried and I tried... The post After Losing Parents, 6-Year-Old Embarks on Smile Mission appeared first on The Stream.
This morning, the Center for Medical Progress released their sixth video exposing the sale of parts of baby bodies. This video does not have the gruesome scenes viewers have come to expect, but was no less repugnant. In this video,... The post Five Things to Note in the Sixth Planned Parenthood Video appeared first on The Stream.
With the expansion of economic freedom and the resulting prosperity, we’ve reached an unprecedented position of personal empowerment and vocational choice. This is a welcome development, and it can be seized for good in any number of ways. But it... The post Marriage as Cornerstone: How the Family Is a Foundation for Flourishing appeared first on The Stream.
As president of The Gathering—a community of individuals, families, and private foundations making financial gifts to Christian ministries around the world—for some time now, I often wonder if philanthropy is one of those words that has either lost its traditional... The post Putting Charity Out of Business? appeared first on The Stream.
The changed profile of combat exercises suggests that Russia and NATO are heading for a real military confrontation, according to a report. In the picture, NATO's Dynamic Mongoose anti-submarine exercise in the North Sea off the coast of Norway on May 4, 2015. Reuters *IBTimes*: *Russia, NATO Preparing For War? Think Tank Suggests Military Exercises Make Confrontation More Likely* Deteriorating ties between Russia and the West over the last 18 months could lead to a potential military confrontation between the Kremlin and NATO, the European Leadership Network (ELN), a London-based ...more »
The battlefield in Syria where Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi saw fighters using Google Earth, viewed in the app.(Google Earth) *Tim Fernholz, Quartz:* *How Google is fighting ISIL in Syria* Google—or the many products and services now under the holding company Alphabet—provides the connecting tissue between US forces and Kurdish militias fighting against ISIL in war-torn Syria. New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi writes from the battlefield that fighters are using Android-powered Samsung tablets and Google Earth to track their battle lines and coordinate close air suppor...more »
Everyone knows or has discovered by now that the Jew spew media can no longer ever be trusted... These liars have never told the truth about what has really been happening around the world, and instead they promote garbage and fluff to brainwash what few viewers they have left..... It was especially sickening to view that recent political circus in the United States where liars and hypocrites at "FoxNews" had a laughable GOP "leaders debate" that was a complete laughable farce and did untold damage to what ever little credibility the "mainstream media" news had left in America.........more »
A mother grizzly bear and her two baby cubs may be put to death if a DNA test proves she was responsible for killing and eating a hiker in America’s Yellowstone National Park. The three bears are awaiting the results... The post Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Face Death Penalty appeared first on The Stream.
The latest Planned Parenthood video has just been released by the Center for Medical Progress, and it contains evidence of yet more laws being broken by the organization. This time, it’s informed consent. The National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993... The post Legal Violations Abound in 6th Undercover Planned Parenthood Video appeared first on The Stream.
NR: You sign your books with “Stay in the fight.” Why that phrase? BT: It was suggested by a friend in the Unit (Delta Force). I was signing a book for him and I asked him what he wanted me... The post Brad Thor and Conservatives in Pop Culture appeared first on The Stream.
I was raised in small charismatic churches in western Canada, long before the Internet made it easy to keep tabs on what other Christians were up to. I grew up believing that our experiences—speaking in tongues and then the interpretation,... The post My Weird Childhood Faith Isn’t So Weird Anymore appeared first on The Stream.
In a lawsuit filed with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Monday, Judicial Watch alleges that Congress is illegally spending millions of Washington, D.C.’s municipal tax dollars on its own health care. This is accomplished, the nonprofit watchdog... The post Congress Fraudulently Registered as a Small Business, Judicial Watch Charges appeared first on The Stream.
The commentary on the attack – and the responses have been multitudinous in number but uniform in substance – has been illuminating. Contrast the reaction to this incident with those typically engendered by Arab terrorism, and a rank, if also... The post ANALYSIS: On “Jewish Terrorism” and Muslim Terrorism appeared first on The Stream.
Please encourage Metro School Board members to support public education and to deny more corporate welfare schools. Further Board action to deny is needed before August 21! My comments at the Tennessean today to the article announcing the vote. Approving more corporate welfare charter schools in Nashville is a losing proposition from many angles. First, there is the financial burden created for the remaining public schools each time a student takes thousands of dollars in state funding with her or him to enter one of the total compliance charters that no middle class parent would e...more »
*“How Much Is Gold Really Worth?”* by Bill Bonner TIVOLI, New York – “The Dow plummeted 211 points – or 1.2% – yesterday. The Shanghai Composite was flat. Gold rose $4 in New York… bringing it to $1,107. Is gold reasonably priced? Too high? Too low? You decide... *“A Car for the Great Multitude”: I*n the museum in the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in upstate New York is an early automobile. We didn’t get a chance to study it in detail. But the collection includes a Sears Motor Buggy built in about 1910. It was on sale then for just $395. It is a simple vehicle – a real “horseless carria...more »
Here is one of twelve collages on The Permaculture Principles and how they might be applied, especially in the maritime Pacific Northwest. Concepts from David Holmgren's Essence of Permaculture. *Eight*. "Integrate rather than segregate." Create efficiencies and resiliences (Yin and Yang, if you will). 1. This is the poultry moat/orchard, an example of *function* *stacking*. Outside fence, slowly becoming a hedge that yields blackberries, plums and wild cherries, is a woven wire deer fence for excluding deer, coyotes and stray dogs from poultry area and garden. Inside fence, low...more »
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This is not bias. I don’t know what to call it. It might have been because we’re in the midst of the silly season. Did you hear Anna Hughes, a PHD student at Cambridge University talking to Justin this morning at about eight minutes to seven? She has spent several years researching a great mystery, namely what is the point of a zebra’s stripes? Anna had one of the worst cases of “SO” that I’ve ever heard, but the problem wasn’t that she started every answer with “so”; nor was it that her adenoids would have given Melvyn Bragg’s a run for their money. It was the fact that all th...more »
*Reuters:* *Syrian air strikes kill 31, rebels bombard Damascus: monitor* Syrian government air strikes on rebel-held areas near Damascus killed at least 31 people on Wednesday, and insurgents bombarded the capital with rockets that killed at least 13 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The violence came ahead of an expected visit by Iran's foreign minister to Damascus to discuss a new plan to resolve the more than four-year-long civil war. Warplanes targeted several areas in the insurgent-held district of Eastern Ghouta on the capital's outskirts, the Brita...more »
A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Al Rahman legion carries a weapon as he walks towards his position on the frontline against the forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria July 27, 2015. REUTERS/BASSAM KHABIEH *Reuters:* *Turkey, Iran help broker rare truce in Syria* Syria's warring parties declared a 48-hour ceasefire in two frontline areas on Wednesday after unprecedented mediation from Turkey and Iran, signaling a new approach by some of the main regional backers of the opposing sides. The ceasefire halted fighting between insurgents o...more »
Amnesty International voted Tuesday in support of decriminalizing the sex trade. The move comes despite strong opposition from anti-trafficking organizations and Hollywood stars. The human rights organization passed the measure at its decision-making forum, the International Council Meeting, in Dublin, Ireland,... The post Amnesty International Votes in Support of Decriminalizing Sex Trade appeared first on The Stream.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An international web of hackers and traders made $100 million on Wall Street by stealing a look at corporate press releases before they went out and then trading on that information ahead of the pack, federal... The post Hackers Accused of Making $100M by Peeking at Press Releases appeared first on The Stream.
Two Texas police officers, one white and one black, offered a gripping message in response to the “Black Lives Matter” movement — and their photo is now going viral. The Trinity Police Department tweeted out a photo of police Chief Steven Jones... The post Black and White Police Officers’ Photo Response to ‘Black Lives Matter’ Is Going Viral appeared first on The Stream.
TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. Army helicopter crashed while landing on a Navy ship during training Wednesday off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, injuring seven people and damaging the aircraft, officials said. The H-60 helicopter made a hard landing on... The post US Army Copter Crash-Lands on Ship off Japan Island; 7 Hurt appeared first on The Stream.
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Carly Fiorina is criticizing Donald Trump for taking his talking points on Planned Parenthood straight from the Democrat Party. Fiorina blasted the GOP frontrunner for saying the organization provides health services separate from abortion, and that those services should receive... The post Fiorina Rips Trump on Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.
Online websites have now cemented their position as the nation’s No. 1 source of news, overtaking television and practically burying print publications six feet under as younger Americans embrace digital platforms. The latest evidence comes from the circulation report on... The post Digital Takeover: 71% of Top Mags Lose Subscribers, Online News Overtakes TV appeared first on The Stream.
The cross is, of course, the universal symbol of Christianity, and it speaks powerfully to God’s justice, mercy, power, and love. The late John Stott once said, “I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the... The post China vs. the Cross: Standing with Our Brothers and Sisters appeared first on The Stream.
*This is interesting. Very interesting!** Is this a possible answer to the question that ended the previous post? Is the US/Turkey "Safe Zone" the April Glaspie Handshake?* *Final paragraph below:* "If Turkey's goal was to prevent a hostile Kurdish territory from forming at it's border, and I do believe that was their goal, the US will no doubt target Turkish military assets. Turkey has to be aware of the duplicity of the US & NATO. *What is Turkey's plan? *" * On To Today's News * I've wondered for the last little bit if there was some cooperation between Turkey & Syria, in pa...more »
No one can deny the explosive impact of the Planned Parenthood videos painstakingly obtained over three years of undercover reporting by the Center for Medical Progress. A GOP that had shoved the abortion issue to the political back burner has suddenly seen... The post The Planned Parenthood Videos: Is It Wrong to ‘Lie’ to Abortionists? appeared first on The Stream.
An archaeologist says he may have found evidence that Nefertiti, the former Queen of Egypt, is secretly buried inside Tutankhamun’s tomb. The whereabouts of Nefertiti’s remains are not known, although those of Tutankhamun — who may have been her son — were... The post Discovery: Secret Chamber in King Tut’s Tomb that May Contain Egyptian Queen appeared first on The Stream.
*Twitter is for Twits* *And I don't even use it.* Social media is getting a lot of superficial people into a lot of superficial trouble...and their problems are being spread all over the Internet. Shakespeare must have been thinking ahead...towards social media...when he coined the phrase *"Much ado about Nothing"*. US Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, was called on the carpet recently by a Faux News reporter regarding a "Twitter fight" he's being carrying on with entertainer Rosie O'Donnell. Trump's fight with Rosie O'Donnell. I saw in the news recently that the Pentagon is ag...more »
Editors at BioMed Central have taken the unusual step of updating a retraction notice after an investigation found the authors were not responsible for a peer review process gone awry. The paper is one of dozens of other papers retracted in March for fake peer reviews. That month, the paper “Clinical application of contrast enhanced ultrasound to […] The post BMC editors update retraction after investigation clears authors of faking peer reviews appeared first on Retraction Watch.
*BBC:* *China's yuan currency falls for a second day* China's Central Bank has again cut the guiding rate for the national currency, the yuan, a day after Tuesday's record 1.9% devaluation. The move sent fresh shockwaves through Asian markets, but the bank has sought to calm fears, saying it was not the start of a sustained depreciation. The yuan fell another 1% on Wednesday, marking the biggest two-day lowering of its rate against the dollar in more than two decades. The new rate is meant to boost exports. Figures released at the weekend showed Chinese exports fell more than 8% ...more »
Belfast used to be one of the great industrial cities of the British Empire, sending ships, machinery and textiles to every corner of the globe. These days one of the city’s main offerings to the world consists of legal test cases... The post The Right to Rancor: Irish Preacher in Court After Calling Islam ‘Satanic’ appeared first on The Stream.
*"Trump’s Triumph: * *Billionaire Blowhard Exposes Fake Political System"* by Mike Whitney "FOX News GOP Presidential Debate Extravaganza featured the most riveting two minute political exchange ever heard on national television. During a brief colloquy between Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and Fox moderator Brett Baier, the pugnacious casino magnate revealed the appalling truth about the American political system, that the big money guys like Trump own the whole crooked contraption lock, stock, and barrel, and that, the nation’s fake political leaders do whatever they’re to...more »
*"U.S. Wages Have Fallen EVERY Quarter of the 'Recovery'"* by Jeff Nielson "For 6 ½ long years, we have been bombarded with the mythology known as “the U.S. economic recovery” by the mainstream media. Exposing this fantasy is simple, since the gulf between myth and reality has grown to such absurd proportions. There is no better starting point than the farcical claim by Barack Obama that “10 million new jobs” have been created during this non-existent recovery. In fact, the U.S. government’s own numbers show that the total number of employed Americans has fallen by more than 3 milli...more »
A criminal gang in Pakistan located near the Indian border has forced nearly 300 children to engage in sexual acts in what authorities have discovered is the largest child pornography ring in the nation’s history. Islamic scholars are now calling... The post Pakistan’s Largest Child Porn Ring Uncovered After One Family Speaks Out appeared first on The Stream.
The U.S. military said Wednesday it was aware of a purported hacking attack by Islamic State group supporters who posted on Tuesday what they claimed to be the personal information of hundreds of U.S. servicemen and women. “We are aware... The post ‘Strike at Your Necks’: Pro-Islamic State Hackers Claim to Post Addresses, Passwords of U.S. Military Personnel appeared first on The Stream .
A new poll shows Bernie Sanders taking the lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, site of the nation’s first presidential primary next year. Sanders leads Clinton 44%-37% among likely Democratic primary voters, according to a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald... The post Poll: Sanders Zooms Past Clinton in New Hampshire appeared first on The Stream.
Following on from a post yesterday concerning the BBC's failure (in contrast to other news organisation) to update its website coverage of Monday's murderous attack on shoppers at an Ikea store in Sweden with the breaking news (yesterday) that the suspects are Eritrean asylum seekers... Well, the BBC *has* now published an update (Wednesday, around 13.00) in which BBC website readers have at last been informed about the background of the suspects. The BBC's angle, however, concerns fears of a "backlash" from "dark forces": This reminds me of something I wrote on Sunday about anot...more »
A billion people stood on their heads and looked at the artfical world they had lived in for 20 years and exclaimed fuck the cat There is no cat in the end justifies the ends and human history is built on that simple phrase the greater good must do for the nation sacrifices have to be done but IMHO its all bullshit its players gaming the game because if they did not they would be picked off as they emerged by that evil sniper who has nothing better to do China tured itself on in 1973 after suffering from a giantic tooth ache called Mao tse dung he thought he was Ghengis Khan but that tim...more »
*ITAR-TASS:* *Russia remembers Kursk submarine disaster 15 years on* MURMANSK, August 12. /TASS/. On Wednesday, August 12, Russia remembers the Kursk submarine disaster exactly 15 years ago, paying tribute to the memory of its 118 crew. Meetings will be held at all Russian fleets, church prayers for the dead will be read. Seamen of the Russian Pacific Fleet observed minute’s silence on Wednesday, August 12, in memory of the seamen from the Kursk submarine. Remembrance meetings were held at naval ships at noon local time, said Roman Martov, the head of the press service’s informat...more »
*NBC News*: *U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes Off Japan's Okinawa; 7 Injured* TOKYO — A U.S. military helicopter crash landed off the Japanese island of Okinawa on Wednesday, leaving seven people injured. The UH-60 Black Hawk performed a "hard-deck landing" on the USNS Red Cloud, the U.S. Pacific Command said. Aerial footage broadcast by NHK showed the chopper with part of its tail broken off. Of the 17 people on board, seven were injured and transported to a U.S. naval hospital on Okinawa, according to the U.S. Pacific Command. It previously said six people were injured but then...more »
The beginning of August marked the one year anniversary of the Islamic State’s assault upon the Yazidis of the Sinjar district in Iraq’s Ninewa province. Not only did the militants seize the territory, but massacred and enslaving the populace. What made the situation worse was that the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which was in charge of the area prevented Yazidis from leaving the area and arming themselves before fleeing without a fight when IS launched its operation. Afterward, Syrian, Turkish and Iraqi Kurdish forces liberated part of the district leaving thousands of Yazid...more »
*consent not always obtained from abortion patients for tissue donation? * *Seems so.* *In case you missed any of the videos:* Planned Parenthood: Selling Baby Parts...More Ghoulish Planned Parenthood Video Released... Planned Parenthood Exposé Continues with Video Number Three...Video #4: The Butchers of Planned Parenthood: "It's another boy!"...Breaking: Breaking my break for the 5th Planned Parenthood undercover video...
Video includes walkers singing, dancing, and celebrating their long struggle to stop Navy base construction on Jeju Island. This was from the annual walk all around the island in the heat of summer. Remarkable people who resist with love and determination! I will be there soon to stand with them in front of the Navy base gate!
I wonder how it will be when all the teachers of conscience quit. No, I don't really wonder. Unfortunately, like many teachers, Stephanie thinks that going to NPE conferences is somehow fighting for public education, when in fact these endless cheerleading camps get in the way of hammering out an action agenda that breaks the unjust laws as a necessary step to changing them. From Stephanie Keiles at HuffPo: I am sitting here in my lovely little backyard on a beautiful Michigan summer day, drinking a Fat Tire Amber Ale, and crying. I am in tears because today I made one of the h...more »
Lake Nyos and the Israeli Neutron Bomb from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"Einstein, Oppenheimer, Teller--- They're ALL Jewish bombs" * *- Aaron Sorkin, The West Wing* "When Prime Minister Shimon Peres arrived from Israel for a one-day visit on the restoration of Israeli-Cameroon relations, he brought with him a 17-member medical team along with tons of medical supplies. The Israeli team went straight to the Nios area as soon as it arrived this morning. Other Aid Is Offered.” *New York Times,* *August 26th 1986* "And, I think another thing we haven't looked at closely enough, is the ...more »
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015Kindergarten (press) corps encounters Candidate Trump:* Later today, we’ll finish our award-winning series from last week, “23 Years Later.” This morning, let’s look at something completely new. Let’s review a news report from this morning’s New York Times—a news report concerning the latest from Candidate Trump. Accompanied by a large photograph, the news report consumes the top third of page A13 in our hard-copy New York Times (“Washington Edition”). On-line at the New York Times, the report now appears in “Updated” form. By clicking this link to th...more »
“There were times when they’d just take what they wanted. And these mothers don’t know.” The latest video from the Center for Medical Progress presents a day in the life of Holly O’Donnell, a former StemExpress employee who has turned... The post New Planned Parenthood Sting Video: Baby Body Parts Often Taken and Sold Without Mom’s Consent appeared first on The Stream.
Over the weekend, Bernie Sanders spoke to the biggest live crowd any candidate has drawn so far in the election cycle-- 28,000 people in Portland. Monday night his live audience in Los Angeles was 27,000. Right-wingers celebrate when they draw over 100 people. And, unlike Trump, Bernie isn't paying actors $50 each to show up for his events. Hillary hasn't started engaging with crowds of real voters yet. Her events are generally small, controlled, staged and media-oriented or, in most cases, fundraisers among the very wealthy, very much like Jeb Bush's campaign tactics. Monday Mic...more »
A 2003 paper may have left out potentially “significant” data on the long-term side-effects of an antipsychotic drug used in children, according to a former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As reported by the Toronto Star, David Kessler is alleging that Janssen, the maker of Risperdal (and owned by Johnson & Johnson), omitted data about the risks […] The post Drugmaker accused of omitting side effect data from 2003 Risperdal paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.
Another Canadaa exclusive T shirt When the Avro Arrow threatened to soar like no plane had ever done before tribute grounded our technologically advanced Angel Angel we choose US nukes instead No Nukes Canada Eh! quell surprise When plain brown envelopes arrive on schedule accounted regularly do not wonder at the shock and awe of a collaterally damaged budget that bought the crippled F35 Though its good to see in this politically correct era constantly under attack from conservatives that we bought an airplane with disabilities Diefenbaker stabbed Pearson in the back and Canada straigh...more »
*At the Korean Comfort Women protest this morning across from the Japanese embassy in Seoul**A PAC-3 'missile defense' battery just visible over the wall at US's Osan AFB in South Korea* I began my day in Seoul by going to a protest by the Korean Comfort Women with Juyeon Rhee (fellow member of the US Solidarity Committee for Democracy & Peace in Korea). The well attended protest was observing the 70 anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese imperialism. This weekly protest of the Comfort Women began in 1991 and is held across the street from the Japanese embassy in Seoul. ...more »
Newly released research has revealed that the Harper government's job creation record -- put in historical perspective -- is nothing to brag about. But its record of job creation for young people is undeniably dismal. Armine Yalnizyan writes: If you look at the proportion of people working by age group, this job recovery has been skewed toward Canadians aged 55 and over. Young people have seen almost no increase in their employment rate and, as you're about to read, the quality of those jobs has deteriorated. This is all the more striking because the young population (aged 15-24...more »
CAIRO (AP) — An online image circulated Wednesday purported to show a Croatian hostage held by the Islamic State group’s Egyptian affiliate beheaded. The still image, shared by Islamic State sympathizers on social media, showed the apparent body of Tomislav... The post Online Image Purports to Show Croat Killed by Islamic State appeared first on The Stream.
YouTube *David Axe, Daily Beast*: *China’s First Drone War Is Here* *The United States is not exactly happy about Beijing’s drone proliferation. But, in this one case, it’s been strangely helpful.* The United States is still by far the world’s leader in the field of military drones, with hundreds of high-tech, missile- and bomb-armed robot aircraft and thousands of smaller, unarmed models deployed across the planet. But China is catching up fast. And now we can confirm that Beijing’s remote-controlled warplanes have had their combat debut—in a seemingly unlikely place. A social m...more »
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter carrying $1 billion worth of cocaine and heroin seized from narcotics smugglers at sea returned on Monday from a four-month mission off the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Central and South America. The 32 metric tons... The post U.S. Coast Guard Unloads $1 Billion in Seized Narcotics in San Diego appeared first on The Stream.
Choe Yong-gon had represented North Korea in trade talks with the South *BBC:* *North Korea vice-premier Choe Yong-gon 'executed'* South Korea's government says it is monitoring reports that North Korea's vice-premier Choe Yong-gon was killed in May on the orders of Kim Jong-un. Mr Choe was executed after he "expressed discomfort against the young leader's forestation policy", South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports. Close to 70 officials have been killed under Kim Jong-un's rule, Yonhap says. The BBC has not been able to verify the claims. North Korea rarely confirms the South's...more »
*August 12, 2015* (F. William Engdahl - NEO) - The worth of gold in the world is growing by the day. That might seem like a paradox but it isn’t. The worth of gold is not fixed on the Comex futures exchange, or the trade in London or Zurich. True, most of the gold-trading public takes its cue today from the CME’s COMEX gold futures price where it does not at all look like the worth of a bar of gold is growing. Why can we then speak of gold’s worth rising? On Comex the price of gold futures has gone from a high of $1896 in August 2011 to current lows of $1099, lows last seen six yea...more »
Broadway actors Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly were key members of the New York campus of Hillsong Church, with Canfield serving as a choir director and Kelly hosting a “connect group” for Hillsong members. According to Christian Today, the pair... The post Hillsong, Homosexuality and the Half-Gospel appeared first on The Stream.
Concerns about China’s economy rippled through global markets on Wednesday, sending stocks sharply lower and putting pressure on some currencies. The turmoil came as China devalued its currency for a second straight day, after the Chinese central bank pledged Tuesday... The post Global Stocks Fall Further after China Devalues Yuan appeared first on The Stream.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For six and a half years, the White House has had a quick comeback to questions about its yet-to-be-announced decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: Talk to the State Department. Under a George W. Bush-era executive... The post Keystone XL Review Drags on 5 Times Longer Than Average appeared first on The Stream.
In the politically charged language of the present, Bishop Vitus Huonder is a “conservative” if not an “extremist.” In fact, he is simply a faithful Catholic Christian. And for that he’s being threatened with three years in jail. It’s happening... The post Bishop Faces Three Years in Jail for Defending Marriage appeared first on The Stream.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a press conference inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on August 18, 2014 (AFP Photo/John Stillwell) *The Telegraph:* *Julian Assange set to be cleared as sex allegations expire* Claims made in Sweden against the Wikileaks founder will reach their five year expiry date next week. Julian Assange is expected to be cleared of three sexual assault claims next week after spending so long in hiding in Britain that the allegations have expired, it has emerged. The Wikileaks founder has been seeking refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in ...more »
*CBS: John Kerry:* *It's "very likely" Russia and China are reading my emails* NEW YORK -- Secretary of State John Kerry says "it is very likely" that China and Russia are reading his emails. Kerry's remark was in response to a question by "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley during a wide-ranging interview that aired Tuesday evening. "It is very likely. It is not ... outside the realm of possibility and we know they have attacked a number of American interests over the course of the last few days," said Kerry. "It's very possible ... and I certainly write things with that awar...more »
"*We are so in love, we are a team,*" she rhapsodizes to me. *"Blake, Blake, Blake, Blake, Blake, Blake, Blake." * *It's as if she's putting herself in a trance.* *Music Industry Mind Control.* Party lifestyle: The Rapist Benjamin Boateng, pictured left with Amy Winehouse in 2009, is said to have been *'cocky' and thought he was untouchable * Up All Night With Amy Winehouse [image: Amy Winehouse] It's dawn on a hot Sunday morning in June, and Amy Winehouse is inside her North London home, staring at her reflection in a dark tinted mirror, looking the tiny little body in front of her...more »
*Academic Fascism* By Walter E. Williams George Orwell said, "There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them." If one wants to discover the truth of Orwell's statement, he need only step upon most college campuses. Faculty leaders of the University of California consider certain statements racism and feel they should not be used in class. They call it micro-aggression. To them, micro-aggressive racist statements are: "America is the land of opportunity." That is seen as perpetuating the myth of meritocracy. "There is only one race, the human race." S...more »
*Mrinalini Erkenswick Watsa* - In the Peruvian Amazon, a global craving for gold has changed life for local communities. The post Mining the Heart of the Mother of God: Peru’s Gold Rush Claims More Forest appeared first on Waking Times.
Argentina and Iceland. Read about it think aboot it. Its seems the way of the future is to not talk about it. One big nation and one insignificant one have said no mas. Zero Credit History must be making some wave tontie. Stay away from financial buildings out of caution. Soap caution. Soap Caution, the cleanest one available. Mr Alsweilem wrote in a Harvard report that Saudi Arabia would have an extra trillion of assets by now if it had adopted the Norwegian model of a sovereign wealth fund to recyle the money instead of treating it as a piggy bank for the finance ministry. The r...more »
*NM Gov. Martinez: 'We Have People Preparing a Lawsuit' Against EPA* New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) says her state may sue the Environmental Protection Agency for causing an environmental disaster that will have repercussions for years to come. "I'm not taking anything off of the table. Right now, we have people preparing for a lawsuit if that is what we need to do, but nothing is off the table right now," Martinez told Fox News Tuesday morning. "We cannot have different standards for private industry and for the federal government, and we are going to hold them accountable. T...more »
*Summer Accuracy To Date + Detailed Pattern Change Update & Hot August? + Major Thunderstorms*To date the 2015 summer has been rather changeable and unsettled with nothing spectacular in terms of prolonged warm weather due to a more southerly driven jet-stream, which allows low pressure and rainfall to dominate proceedings across the UK and Ireland. *Our 8 month ahead summer forecast that was issued before any other meteorological forecast for the summer period of 2015 has correctly identified the following to date:* A largely unsettled June and July with below-average temperatures...more »
*McClatchy News:* *‘Top Secret’ emails found as Clinton probe expands to key aides* WASHINGTON: As pressure builds on Hillary Clinton to explain her official use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, she faced new complications Tuesday. It was disclosed her top aides are being drawn into a burgeoning federal inquiry and that two emails on her private account have been classified as “Top Secret.” The inspector general for the Intelligence Community notified senior members of Congress that two of four classified emails discovered on the server Clinton maintained at...more »
*USA Today:* *China devalues yuan for second day* China further devalued its currency Wednesday as the world's second largest economy aggressively pushed back against slowing growth and trade, roiling global financial markets and driving expectations the currency could be set for more falls and even open a new currency war. The People's Bank of China, or PBOC, its central bank, said the daily fixing rate for the yuan fell 1.6% after it was cut by 1.9% on Tuesday. The yuan fell as much as 2% Wednesday against the dollar before paring losses. Bloomberg, citing people familiar with ...more »
In a May, 2013 Buckdog post, I told you how the Duffy/Harper mess got started ... *May 20, 2013:* *"* *When Stephen Harper decided to add Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy to Canada's unelected, undemocratic Senate, he started in motion a series of events that has ultimately become an ugly, nasty political scandal.For starters, neither Duffy nor Wallin qualified for senate appointment as representatives of their respective native provinces.* *While Ms. Wallin is originally from Saskatchewan, she has lived away for most of her adult life and Saskatchewan was no longer her principle ...more »
reality busting devices failing like Farabochi Fibonacci dominoes. the masters of the universe creating their own black holes the fall that started so cleverly acceleratingly sinister as the event horizon looms muppets stripped in a feeding burlesque to supply the drones commanded to Marshall the resources to feed the flickering reality distortion field exhausting the participants until the physics dictates they all fly into the singularity When all the gravity defying souls are sucked away fall off the end of the flat earth in an ironic scientific way it should leave lots of room for ...more »
*New York Times:* *Jeb Bush Blames Hillary Clinton and Obama for Iraq’s Decline* SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The war in Iraq, which dominated American presidential politics in 2004 and 2008, has returned as an issue in 2016. This time, the argument is not over whether the United States should have gone to war, but rather how the Obama administration sought to end it. Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor seeking the Republican presidential nomination, issued a blistering attack on Tuesday on the Obama administration’s handling of Iraq and terrorism issues, asserting that Hillary Rodham...more »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration doesn’t plan to invite Cuban dissidents to Secretary of State John Kerry’s historic flag-raising at the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday, vividly illustrating how U.S. policy is shifting focus from the island’s opposition... The post Longsuffering Cuban Dissidents Not Invited to U.S. Embassy Event in Havana appeared first on The Stream.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — A soldier who was badly wounded in Afghanistan has proposed to his girlfriend in Maine while two former presidents looked on. George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and their first ladies watched as retired Army Spc.... The post 2 Ex-Presidents Witness Wounded Veteran’s Marriage Proposal appeared first on The Stream.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday the U.S. may need to send more ground troops into Iraq to defeat Islamic State militants, but he stopped short of saying how many as he outlined his... The post Jeb Bush: U.S. May Need More Troops in Iraq to Beat Islamic State appeared first on The Stream.
I love that man - but be warned, Hollywood has had Mahathir Mohamad marked for death and assassination since even before 9/11. (Probably owing to the decisive action he took during the 1997 Asian Financial Crash orchestrated by the likes of Soros to protect the currency from capital flight and speculation and mount a robust enough defence of the Malaysian economy to keep the IMF out and stymying the progressive downward spiral of the Asian markets which would likely have resulted in a generalised ever-accelerating death spiral across the whole of Asia-Pacific and globally.) 'Isra...more »
Hollywood Accredits the Memes - Bill Casey and The Veil from Spike EP on Vimeo. "Whatever his background, whatever his connections, one cannot trust what [Bob] Woodward says as fact. Take, for instance, his account in Veil of his last interview with dying CIA Director William Casey. Havill tracked down Casey's family, friends, hospital security staff and CIA guardians and found that the visit Woodward described was impossible. First of all, Casey was under 24 hour guard by several layers of security: CIA members, hospital security, and Casey's family. And Woodward had already b...more »
This week, on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, a familiar image came out of Ferguson, Mo., as protesters faced off against police in the city just as they did 12 months ago. For one business owner, a night... The post A Year after Ferguson Rioters Damaged Her Shop, Woman Rebuilding with Tea Party’s Help Is Robbed Again appeared first on The Stream.
. Navajo President warns Navajos not to sign US EPA Waivers of Liability -- the US EPA was responsible for the massive gold mine spill By Navajo Nation Censored News WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The U.S. EPA has been seeking signatures from the Navajo People on Standard Form No. 95 which, if signed, will waive future claims against the U.S. EPA. "The Federal Government is asking our
Here is the Archive Video of Transpicuous News Weekly Report from Sunday August 9th. I'm sorry folks, the quality isn't great- my internet has extreme issues Sunday. Right now it's high tourist season in this area of Morocco and the tourists are over loading the bandwidth of the Internet systems so basically I have almost no internet from about noon till midnight. This week, I may prerecord TN so that the quality is better. love d
RAVI ZACHARIAS — Years ago I read a powerful essay by my favorite essayist, F.W. Boreham, called “The Candle and The Bird.” With his brilliant sweep of knowledge of God’s working in history, Boreham traces how revivals have spread from... The post The Bird Still Sings: Why Christianity Cannot be Silenced appeared first on The Stream.
*HISTORY REWRITTEN: series one, issue one* "Britain was NEVER invaded," strong claim, I realise, but hear me out. In English History lessons, at schools and colleges, we learn about the first century Roman Invasion of Britain, we learn about the sixth century Anglo-Saxon invasion...but did this really happen? Evidence (and I'm not going to laboriously cite my sources, but they are valid ones) strongly suggests that both these Historically recorded invasions of our island never took place. What did happen then? MERCENARIES happened. Well, let's not be so commercially crude about...more »
[image: Chinese Transporter Erector Launcher]Pictures have surfaced of what is believed to be the largest ever Chinese military vehicle for transporting and launching missiles. Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) vehicles are used to quickly transport and fire surface-to-air, cruise and ballistic missiles. Chinese drivers have recently spotted a new version of the vehicle, which appears similar to the military's standard TEL, except that the latest model is "much, much larger," according to Popular Science. Read more
On Monday Aug 10th on the One People's Roundtable Discussion, Lisa and I were joined by Lily Earthling Kolosova. The show started off, and was intended to be, a post AI & Mind Control Symposium discussion, to talk about various aspects of the TUG Symposium and our thoughts after having time to digest the vast amount of information and theories that were brought forward..... ... But the Roundtable being what it is, ie: totally unscripted, lol- the conversation very quickly delved into several other topics that came to light on Monday, such as this: http://timesofindia.indiatime...more »
An interesting article that deserves wider readership. Here's an extract, the bit relevant to Jeremy Corbyn's choice of 'friends': '... But you won't get my vote. You won't get it because Labour's best traditions also include anti-fascism and internationalism while your support – to me, inexplicable and shameful – for the fascistic and antisemitic forces of Hezbollah and Hamas flies in the face of those traditions. In particular, your full-throated cheer-leading for the vicious antisemitic Islamist Raed Salah is a deal-breaker. Why did you lend your support to Raed Salah? No, ...more »
The Afghan Air Force’s MD-530F Cayuse Warrior scout-attack helicopter has been used in combat for the first time, helping security forces clear insurgents from three rural districts south of Jalalabad. Armed with 50-calibre machine guns and ballistic armour protection, the helicopters operated alongside the Afghan Air Force’s Mil Mi-17 transport helicopters based at Kabul as part of Operation Iron Triangle on 11 August. “This operation marks the first successful employment of armed MD-530 helicopters in support of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces as they continue clearin...more »
http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.ca/2015/08/the-untangled-gathering-ai-mind-control.html You can purchase a High Definition Download of the TUG: AI & Mind Control Symposium on CCN's Ethimarket- to watch at your leisure AND support CCN to continue to bring live stream alternative media to the world. http://ccn.ethimarket.com/downloads/the-untangled-gathering-ai-mind-control-symposium/ AI & MIND CONTROL PANEL:Hosts: *Lisa M Harrison*: Alternative Media Journalist, Interviewer, and Talk Show Host: *The One People's Roundtable Discussion*, and *The Collective Imagination*. h...more »
Yet, with only a few exceptions, the media has shown little interest in probing deeper into what may have been a spectacular and fatal car hacking on the streets of Los Angeles. Apparently, neither "Wired," nor the "Los Angeles Times," nor CNN, nor the "New York Times," nor virtually any other major journalistic enterprise, no matter how “cool” or “edgy,” can bring itself to investigate
*If you are unable to read the text on the above poem poster, please click on the poster image or the link provided below for the original version:* http://mnhopkins.blogspot.se/2013/08/a-prayer-goes-out-poem-by-mn-hopkins.html
[image: Su T-50 PAK-FA]In the backdrop of dwindling fighter jet fleet in the arsenal of Indian Air Force (IAF) that has made India's top security analysts worried, the IAF will be oping for lesser number of Russia's advanced stealth fighter aircraft, the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). IAF is currently looking at only 65 aircraft, with 18 each for three squadrons and the rest for training. FGFA is based on the T-50 aircraft under the Russian PAK-FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) programme that will challenge F-22 Raptor of the US. This is also the fi...more »
[image: CF-18 Hornet]A U.S. defence and foreign affairs think tank released a comprehensive report today suggesting the oft-maligned F-35 might not meet the performance standards of current fighters, including Canada’s CF-18s. The National Security Network, a non-profit foreign policy group based in Washington, D.C., is the latest organization to raise questions about the stealth fighter program, which is over budget and behind schedule in the U.S. The report compares F-35’s operational capabilities with the jets it is intended to replace, including the F-16, F-18 and A-10, and in ...more »
[image: Dassault Rafale]India's order of 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets has run into trouble with government officials struggling to agree sales terms, sources said, four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened to break a logjam in previous commercial negotiations. Two senior Indian defence officials told Reuters that both sides were wrangling over the unit price of the aircraft and a condition that planemaker Dassault Aviation invest a big percentage of the value of the multi-billion dollar contract in India. The problems threaten to further delay the modernisation...more »
A US F-16 fighter jet has crashed in a Bavarian forest in southern Germany, but the pilot managed to eject and suffered only minor injuries. Authorities have sealed off the crash site near Engelmannsreuth in northern Bavaria and firefighters have been trying to extinguish flames in the jet wreckage. The reason for the crash remains unclear. Read more
[image: JH-7A Flying Leopard]The People's Liberation Army is hoping that its new JH-7A "Flying Leopard" fighter-bomber can help give China a much-needed boost in aerial electronic warfare, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network. The JH-7A is an upgraded version of the JH-7 twin-engine fourth generation aircraft manufactured by the Xi'an Aircraft Industry Corporation. The fighter-bomber is said to be a major step forward in China's bid for "electromagnetic supremacy," the modern key to air supremacy in combat. According to the report, the current problem with China's electro...more »
The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator is on track to get a major upgrade and its sister laser, the Compact Laser Weapon System has just successfully shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle. Good news for those at Boeing who are hoping the Army, and others, pick up this technology. The HEL MD, sponsored by Redstone Arsenal's Space and Missile Defense Command, is currently undergoing a massive upgrade, increasing the laser's wattage from 10 KWs to 50-60 KWs, which will greatly increase its lethality. The truck based system currently has a 10 KW solid state laser mounted on a Heavy E...more »
Evening Tweets.... Ukraine.... *Russian Market* @russian_market 2h2 hours ago Ukraine's GDP fell 16.3%, inflation rate seen at 45.8% - Economy Ministry *Alessandra Prentice* @alessaprentice 9h9 hours ago Crunch time for Ukraine's debt restructuring bid: "It's now a game of chicken" http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/0 8/12/ukraine-crisis-debt-idUSL5N10M3O620150812 … Russia..... *Sputnik* @SputnikInt 2h2 hours ago DETAILS: Explosion started in warehouse storing hazardous materials http:// sptnkne.ws/AaK #TianjinBlast #Tianjin [image: Embedded image permalink] Greec...more »
[image: RQ-21A Blackjack]Naval Air Systems Command awarded Insitu the $78 million Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (STUAS) Lot IV Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract, and is the latest in the program’s progression toward the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation phase, according to a news release. “This award will increase the number of systems to the fleet and bring a greater footprint and capability to the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and Naval Special Warfare teams to meet operational demands,” said Col. Eldon Metzger, program manager for the Navy and Marine Cor...more »
[image: Il-114 testbed]The Russian naval air arm has accepted a fifth upgraded Ilyushin Il-38N maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and ordered some more conversions. But service chief Maj. Gen. Igor Kozhin said that the navy is also looking for “a modern and suitable universal platform” to replace the aging Il-20/Il-38 fleet. A selection will be made in 2015-16, he continued. A version of the Il-114 twin-turboprop airliner now seems the most likely candidate. The Il-38N upgrade features the Novella-P38 maritime mission set from Leninets. It is able to detect aerial targets at a distanc...more »
[image: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)]Top Pentagon officials have ordered the Navy to conduct shock tests at sea for its new aircraft carrier over objections from the service, which says the requirement may delay deployment by as long as six months. Navy officials have argued that postponing full shock testing of the $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford, the costliest U.S. warship, until as late as 2025 is justified because its components are being fully tested, it’s designed to be hardened against combat shocks and it’s being evaluated through modeling and simulation. Deputy Defense Sec...more »
[image: Project 667BDRM (Delta-IV) class SSBN]Russia's Zvezdochka shipyard completed repairs and modernization work on the BS-64 Podmoskovie nuclear submarine after 15 years in the slipway. Possibly partying like it's 1999, when the Project 667BDRM BS-64 submarine (NATO designation Delta-IV) entered the shipyard for repairs, the workers of the Zvezdochka (Little Star) repair plant in northern Russia's Severodvinsk and the sub's crew took the vessel out of its slipway for initial tests. In its sea trials, the BS-64 Podmoskovie ("Suburban Moscow") will cooperate with other nuclear su...more »
[image: USS Freedom (LCS-1) and USS Independence (LCS-2)]The U.S. Navy is preparing to accept delivery of four more of its shallow-water Littoral Combat Ships between now and February of next year, effectively doubling its current fleet size of the ships and paving the way for more deployments. On Tuesday, the sea service formally accepted delivery of the USS Jackson (LCS 6) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Next, it to receive the the USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) in October of this year and the USS Montgomery (LCS 8) in December of this year, Naval Sea System...more »
We do have a slight advantage here. We now are aware that dark matter and its scaling is persuasive and that it reacts with microwaves. Add in the excellent chance that any cyclic production of microwaves is also able to release free electrons and we have a potential impulse engine. In fact the whole Galaxy is a continuous medium of this Dark Matter and this allows such an impulse engine to be used anywhere. The more interesting question is whether there exists any space in which such dark matter is not persuasive. It still will not get us to the stars but will allow accelera...more »
Of course it is a charade as there is no alternative to some form of general readjustment that strengthens the weaker economies. All of which increases demand for German exports as well. The problem is both selling it and knowing quite how to do it. Actually the debt is the easiest part and merely demands a stroll through South American debt swap arrangements to see how. Central though is southern Europe been able to use its own comparative advantages to produce some Chinese growth figures. A generation of all that and economic expansion will simple lift all boats and we can...more »
It looks like we are on our way to having cold fusion for real after all. Perhaps the chaps who made the first discovery are still with us to receive a proper apology. I would also like to hit this with microwave energy as well. All good and what we have is an excellent heat engine that will warm everything. *Cold fusion reactor independently verified, has 10,000 times the energy density of gas * *By Sebastian Anthony on May 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm * *http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/156393-cold-fusion-reactor-independently-verified-has-10000-times-the-energy-density-of-gas* ...more »
This is an excellent review of traditional world views that all need to be brought forward into our consciousness and understood for what they are. We are mentally filled with the language of these worldviews and this makes it difficult for most to step back from it all and to see what is been done. Introspection on these worldviews needs to be conducted in order to liberate ones thinking. I have long been conscious of these views and their inherent error but also conscious that most accept them without introspection. A simple conversation can test most folks limits. The ne...more »
[image: Remains of the Kursk]Fifteen years after one of the worst disasters in Russian naval history — the sinking of the Kursk submarine in the Barents Sea in which all 118 crew members died — the number of Russians who blame the authorities for not doing enough to rescue the sailors has dropped. The tragedy occurred on Aug. 12, 2000, making it one of the first serious challenges faced by Russia's new president Vladimir Putin. While at the time and in the immediate aftermath, the president's actions were criticized, a poll published Monday by the independent pollster Levada Cente...more »
*(in almost all important atoms and ions, but the details are difficult to calculate)* *Some chemists would like to make the teaching of orbitals even stupider than it is.* Yesterday, I was making the Google News search for "quantum mechanics" – one of the searches I do relatively often – and I was led to the "Education in Chemistry Blog". Eric Scerri, a chemistry lecturer at UCLA, is fighting against various "wrong claims" in the education of chemistry. The article he posted yesterday was titled Five ideas in chemical education that must die - part three and dedicated to the orde...more »
[image: Damen Coast Guard vessels]Government’s newly-acquired coastal patrol vessel (CPV) CG 25, interceptor (vessel) and supply vessels for the Coast Guard are due to conduct their first coastal patrol training offshore from today, having completed yesterday a period of theoretical training onshore. The CPV and interceptor along with two supply vessels to aid in border security, were delivered early last month . The vessels were manufactured and delivered by Damen Shipyards in Holland and are currently docked at the Coast Guard headquarters, Staubles Bay. They will be formerly co...more »
An F/A-18F Super Hornet takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean on July 16, 2015. Thank you to Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke for capturing this image! The post Military Photo of the Day: August 12, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.
Here is one of twelve collages on The Permaculture Principles and how they might be applied, especially in the maritime Pacific Northwest. Concepts from David Holmgren's *Essence of Permaculture.* *Seven*. "Design from pattern to detail." Four views by evening light. "Permanent" and temporary structures, walkways, paths, beds, guilds, garden architecture, pastures, woodlots, shade, sun, and wildlife corridors should interlock to the advantage of all concerned and also reflect your own needs, movements and temperament. Know in what direction are summer and winter sun and shad...more »
*RT*: *360° interactive footage from fighter cockpit - move it just like Google panoramic view (VIDEO)* A spectacular predawn dual flight of fighters from two epochs, the mid-20th century P-51 Mustang and the early 21st century F-22 has been captured on video, with awesome technology enabling the viewer to look 360 degrees in any direction. Just left-click on the mouse and move left, right, up or down, just like on Google Maps’ panoramic views. The technology gives the viewer the feeling of actually being inside the cockpit. As 360° view technology becomes ever more commonplace, ...more »
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) greets the commanders of units, participants of the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. *David Nye:* *5 ways Russia’s military is literally falling apart* Russia has been saber-rattling so hard that cracks are forming in the blade and the hilt seems to be falling off. The military has been embarrassed by a number of of high profile failures and missteps in the past few years. To be clear, the Russians aren’t helpless and certain units are deadly. They have a large nuclear arsenal, some of the world’s quietest submar...more »
[image: image] News from our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group about their seminar this week is that there is too much economics going on at uni to allow it. Hence … *There will be no Economics Group seminar tomorrow evening, Thursday.* Got that? This is due to a number of other events being held in the Business School this week (“two” being the number in question): First, the Auckland Semi-Final of the Friedlander Next Generation Debate is being held in the Business School this evening, Wednesday, at 5:45pm. *Get along: info & tickets here**.* Second, the...more »
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the recent Iran nuclear deal during a news conference at the White House in Washington July 15, 2015 (Reuters / Yuri Gripas) / Reuters *National Post editorial*: *Iran deal seems to get worse every week* If the West needed further proof that the nuclear deal signed last month by the P5+1 countries and Iran is a bad one, they got plenty of it this week. First, in a speech at American University in Washington, U.S. President Barack Obama admitted the billions of dollars Iran will receive in sanctions relief could be used to support terrorism. ...more »
*“The nice thing about politicians here [in NZ] is that they are not as immune to being able to insulate themselves from ordinary people. They can only get away with so much nonsense before it begins to affect their power-lust by being voted out. “[Because] it doesn't matter what portion of the globe you are in. Those drawn to positions of power … are disproportionately psychopathic… In large countries with less accountability, this leads to things like drone strikes, making examples by arresting political prisoners, or invading the Ukraine. In smaller countries where ...more »
“We are trying to be reasonable,” an organizer for Bernie Sanders’ Seattle rally said. The black female protesters who stormed the stage became enraged. “We aren’t reasonable!” they shouted back. “If you do not listen to [us], your event will... The post GOP’s Trump Problem Will Fade, but Democrats’ Bernie Sanders Troubles are Just Beginning appeared first on The Stream.
*The handiwork of the next president of the United States.* Whoever believes that elected politicians better serve the people than benevolent dictators should take a long look at present day Libya and Iraq. At least Gaddafi and Saddam provided their nations with the basics of life like electricity, clean water, security, and other public services. The incompetent and corrupt political crop who replaced them, who tout their legitimacy via the scam called the democratic process, can't even manage the basics. *An excerpt from, "Qaddafi Supporters Re-emerge in a Disillusioned Libya" b...more »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign casts her decision to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department as cooperating with investigators. Her Republican critics suggest that the move and new revelations about classified information points... The post Hillary Clinton Relents, Gives Up Her Personal Email Server appeared first on The Stream.
Iranian and Russian warships on Tuesday staged a series of war drills in the waters near northern Iran, in another joint show of force meant to display the two nations’ control of nearby waterways. An Iranian destroyer and team of Russian... The post Iranian and Russian Warships Team Up for War Drills appeared first on The Stream.
Links.... *Anti-Iran Lobby Chief Steps Down, Supports Deal* *Marxist Group Attacks US Consulate in Istanbul* *ISIS Claims Central Iraq Bombings That Killed 58* *Afghan President Slams Pakistan as Bombings Continue* Bombers Target Diyala; 221 Killed, 162 Wounded in Iraq Iraqi Deputy PM Resigns, Faces Corruption Investigation Mazen Darwish, Prominent Syria Human Rights Activist, Freed After Three Years Anti-Houthi Fighters Seize Districts in Central Yemen Yemen War Escalates Yemen's Hospitals Overhelmed by War-Wounded, Says Doctors Without Borders Tweets.....more »
NYT caption: *A group of corrections officers leaving work at the Clinton Correction Facility, a week after the escape.* Night had fallen at the Clinton Correctional Facility in far northern New York when the prison guards came for Patrick Alexander. They handcuffed him and took him into a broom closet for questioning. Then, Mr. Alexander said in an interview last week, the beatings began. As the three guards, who wore no name badges, punched him and slammed his head against the wall, he said they shouted questions: “Where are they going? What did you hear? How much are they paying...more »
Planned Parenthood gained an unlikely new booster on Tuesday morning:Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. The billionaire told Chris Cuomo on CNN’s New Day that he opposes federal funding going to Planned Parenthood to pay for abortions, but that he’s okay with... The post Is Donald Trump Planned Parenthood’s Favorite Republican? appeared first on The Stream.
It had been rumored for decades that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. first gave his “I Have A Dream” speech in North Carolina months before the iconic delivery during a march on Washington D.C. 52 years ago. On Tuesday, it... The post Recording of Earlier MLK ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Discovered appeared first on The Stream.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — As another protest on Ferguson’s beleaguered West Florissant Avenue began to turn rowdy, Jon Belmar was among the first to confront protesters. Wearing neither a helmet nor a shield, the St. Louis County police chief strode... The post St. Louis County Chief Regains Control of Ferguson Protests appeared first on The Stream.
[image: The Center for Medical Progress] The Center for Medical Progress DENVER, July 30--New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde, negotiating a fetal body parts deal, agreeing multiple times to illicit pricing per body part harvested, and suggesting ways to avoid legal consequences. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) is a wealthy, multi-state Planned Parenthood affiliate that does over 10,000 abortions per year. PPRM has a contract to supply aborted fetal tissue to Colorado Stat...more »
By Denis G. Rancourt Three brilliant political theories on how to optimally organize and maintain society's economic and power structures were described by Karl Marx, Adam Smith, and anarchists such as Michael Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin, which are, respectively: Communism (or socialism) [see... The Communist Manifesto] Capitalism (not the present beast by the same name) [see... The Wealth of
A prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s office that is investigating the Houston-area Planned Parenthood has disclosed that she sits on the board of directors for the organization. District Attorney Devon Anderson said in a statement that her employee,... The post Prosecutor Working in DA’s Office Investigating Planned Parenthood Also Serves on Abortion Provider’s Board of Directors appeared first on The Stream.
*“We just think that’s the wrong direction for society and I don’t think that’s the way most Canadians want to deal with this particular problem.”* *The tough-on-drugs message is one the Conservatives have been using for months to drive a wedge between Harper and his opponents — most particularly the Liberals and leader Justin Trudeau.* *On Monday, Harper told party faithful the opposition parties want to legalize marijuana and prostitution, and make it easier to have supervised injection sites — all of which Harper said his party opposed.* *The Conservatives promised Tuesday that, i...more »
Soldiers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army 1st Amphibious Mechanized Infantry Division prepare for a demonstration, Beijing, China, July 12, 2011 (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley). *Steven Metz, World Politics Review*: *Has China’s War With America Already Begun?* One of the hottest reads among Washington national security experts this summer is not the latest White House policy document or a big report from an influential think tank, but a novel by two of the national security community’s own: Peter Singer and August Cole. Their book, “...more »
*"The Invisible Force That Imprisons Us All"* by Bill Bonner TIVOLI, New York – "Today... we delve into that invisible force that now controls every aspect of our lives – technology. Is it making us richer? Or poorer? But first... markets continued rockin’ and rollin’ yesterday. China’s Shanghai Composite soared 5%, to a two-week high, after the Chinese government pulled out all the stops to send stocks skyward. It even pulled out a few stops we never heard of before. These include allowing investors to use their homes – many of which are bought with borrowed money – as collateral...more »
*“Trump: I Would Attack ISIS on Twitter”* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— “In an effort to boost his foreign-policy credentials, the billionaire Donald Trump on Tuesday said that, if he were elected President, he would defeat ISIS with “brutal and relentless” attacks on Twitter. “Under President Obama, ISIS has been able to maraud and rampage with impunity,” Trump told Fox News. “When I’m in the White House, the leaders of ISIS are going to bear the brunt of the most vicious tweets the world has ever known.” The real-estate mogul said that, as President, he would s...more »
*Last night's post: **Surprise Announcement? Al Nusra Will Not Fight to Make an ISIS Free Zone-ended with this view expressed by myself:* *"The US led alliance is not going to direct the battle according to Turkish priorities. **NATO has already sold Turkey down the river. It's a bit early yet to figure out what the US is up to in this situation- **However, directing this battle according to Turkish priorities is not the US/NATO/Israeli goal"* *As mentioned July 29/15* *: NATO Bows Out on Turkey. Turkey and Article 4* *NATO bowing out on Turkey certainly can't be lost on the Turki...more »
*Mark Gilbert, Bloomberg:* *China Escalates the Currency Wars* China's shock move to trigger the biggest one-day decline in its currency for more than 20 years is evidence that the currency wars are still live. It's also a timely reminder that the Federal Reserve's seeming determination to raise interest rates next month risks propelling the dollar even higher, to the dismay of U.S. companies already struggling to maintain exports. Here's what Fed officials will see when they get to their desks this morning and check out what's been happening in the currency markets while they we...more »
*Wall Street Journal*: *China’s Devaluation of Yuan Jolts Global Markets* *Greece and its creditors agree terms for a third bailout, but some details remain unresolved* China’s devaluation of its currency jolted global markets Tuesday, hitting stocks and commodities and boosting government bonds. The S&P 500 was down 23 points, or 1.1% in early afternoon trading, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 228 points, or 1.3%. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index closed 1.6% lower. Oil and metals prices also fell sharply, while demand for haven assets pushed down bond yiel...more »
“In the 1920s, examining photographic plates from the Mt. Wilson Observatory's 100 inch telescope, Edwin Hubble determined the distance to the Andromeda Nebula, decisively demonstrating the existence of other galaxies far beyond the Milky Way. His notations are evident on the historic plate image inset at the lower right, shown in context with ground based and Hubble Space Telescope images of the region made nearly 90 years later. By intercomparing different plates, Hubble searched for novae, stars which underwent a sudden increase in brightness. He found several on this plate and m...more »
*“Invictus”* “Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” - William Ernest Henley
*“50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”* by Marc Chernoff "These questions have no right or wrong answers, because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer. 1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 2. Which is worse, failing or never trying? 3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? 4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? 5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? 6. If happiness was the national currency, what k...more »
*"What Is the 'Avoidance of Suffering'?"* by Carolyn Baker "There is no coming to consciousness without pain." - Carl Jung "In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, Sigmund Freud cultivated a very dark perception of humanity as he assessed the baser instincts largely repressed in the human unconscious. His pupil, who became the famous Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung, acknowledged the dark side of humanity which drove Freud to utter despair but unlike Freud, Jung came to believe that the dark side was a necessary ally in transforming human consciousness. He spent decades ...more »
*"Seven Rules for Believing"* by Chet Raymo "I was reading again recently Richard Dawkins' letter to his daughter Juliet on her tenth birthday, urging her to avoid tradition, authority and revelation as reasons for believing. Ask for evidence, he writes - evidence that is at least potentially available to all. Good advice, and I wouldn't mind passing on Dawkins' letter to my own children or grandchildren. But there is further advice I would add. Previously I proposed here Four Rules of Rational Thinking, and had some savvy comments by readers. Let me now propose Seven Rules of Beli...more »
*“Brace For Impact”* by Frank and Fern “Been paying attention to the news lately? Well, you know all the problems in Greece are solved. The Chinese markets are all doing great. Our unemployment problem here in the United States just about doesn't exist. You know those precious metals we talk about all the time? Gold and silver? They're going through the ceiling. The European economy is going great guns. Our economy here in the United States has set record highs this year. And that pesky Middle Eastern war? Everybody has just kissed and made up. Life is grand and we're all back on ...more »
*Video - *After more than two years of false reports and disinformation regarding HAARP shutdown, HAARP is back in the news. The post The Lies About HAARP Shutdown Prove True appeared first on Waking Times.
It wasn’t so much a choice as it was a demand. Chaplain David Wells was told he could either sign a state-mandated document promising to never tell inmates that homosexuality is “sinful” or else the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice... The post The Christian Purge has Begun: Chaplains Banned from Preaching that Homosexuality is a Sin appeared first on The Stream.
*by Danny Goldberg* My father, Victor Goldberg, was in the 195th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II, landing on Utah Beach nine days after D-Day. Like other members of his unit he was given Battle stars for being in five bloody battles against the Nazis in Normandy. Later he was among those American troops who liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. For the last several years before he passed away my Dad and I would watch the political TV shows every Sunday and talk about the issues of the week. He would have been deeply sadden
I've been 'around' for a few years now, pursuing the shifting goal of a sharable home-made surfers resource site focused on ease of use and variety of mostly adult ( whoa : I didn't say prurient ) content.