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This weekend, while the political world descends on Iowa’s state fairgrounds, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will be fixing cataracts 2000 miles away. As he’s done every summer recess since joining the Senate, Paul’s performing pro bono eye surgery. This year’s mission,... The post Rand Paul Leaves the Campaign Trail for Eye Surgeries in Haiti appeared first on The Stream.
[image: random20.jpg] *Wherever you are, there are wedding photos.* The latest Taiwan Indicators Survey Research (TISR) poll shows that Hung is now at 13.9% support, consistent with other polls. With Hung fading and unlikely to recover, the race is shaping up to be a two-way contest between Tsai Ing-wen and James Soong, a mainlander and KMT heavyweight who left the KMT to found the PFP and run on his own in the 2000 election, which he nearly won. How well Soong does will depend on his ability to attract faction politicians out of the KMT and into his party. To do that, he is remakin...more »
*"Come 'n' get it, baby"?* *Don't believe your judgmental eyes. NYT reporter Peter Baker assures us that Warren G. Harding, who apparently had the ladies throwing themselves at him, "was seen by women of the time as attractive." Okay, noted. (Maybe when he was younger?)* *by Ken* Our Noah just seems to find these things. Or maybe they find him, I don't know. Either way, among his pass-alongs this week was this: *DNA Is Said to Solve a Mystery of Warren Harding’s Love Life* By PETER BAKER | Aug. 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — She was denounced as a “degenerate” and a “pervert,” accused of ...more »
In the history of modern "warfare" we have seen again and again how some nations have defied international law and have used weapons that are supposed to be outlawed by international standards and "rules of war" against innocent civilian populations... Such was the case of course when the psychotic state of Israel used many American built and paid for weapons against civilians living in the open air concentration camp called the Gaza Strip last summer. In that "war" conducted almost exclusively against civilians, the psychos in the IDF forces used a wide range of high explosives an...more »
Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1055 is a dominant member of a small galaxy group a mere 60 million light-years away toward the intimidating constellation Cetus. Seen edge-on, the island universe spans about 100,000 light-years, similar in size to our own Milky Way. * Click image for larger size.* Colorful, spiky stars in this cosmic portrait of NGC 1055 are in the foreground, well within the Milky Way. But along with a smattering of more distant background galaxies, the deep image also reveals a curious box-shaped inner halo extending far above and below this galaxy's dusty plane....more »
I have avoided talking about *Hangar One*sure that most people realized that it was more fiction than fact. I sometimes thought the lone fact was that there is an organization known as MUFON and everything else was pretty much invented for television ratings. That became more of a reality for me when I saw the latest episode, which is to say, the last one I saw but with the way they broadcast this stuff, I’m not sure what the last episode might have been. Anyway, I was just doing a video lap which is pushing the remote channel button looking for something interesting when I heard ab...more »
"*There Is Time Left"* "Well, there is time left – fields everywhere invite you into them. And who will care, who will chide you if you wander away from wherever you are, to look for your soul? Quickly, then, get up, put on your coat, leave your desk! To put one's foot into the door of the grass, which is the mystery, which is death as well as life, and not be afraid! To set one's foot in the door of death, and be overcome with amazement!” ~ Mary Oliver
* "The Ring of Truth"* by Chet Raymo "In Salley Vickers' novel, 'Where Three Roads Meet,' the shade of Tiresias, the blind seer of the Oedipus myth, visits Sigmund Freud in London during the psychoanalyst's final terrible illness. In a series of conversations, Tiresias retells the story of Oedipus - he who was fated to kill his father and sleep with his mother - a story at the heart of Freud's own theory of the human psyche. At one point in the conversations, as Tiresias and Freud discuss the extent to which our lives are fated, the question of immortality arises. Freud says of Oed...more »
"There's a truth deeper than experience. It's beyond what we see, or even what we feel. It's an order of truth that separates the profound from the merely clever, and the reality from the perception. We're helpless, usually, in the face of it; and the cost of knowing it, like the cost of knowing love, is sometimes greater than any heart would willingly pay. It doesn't always help us to love the world, but it does prevent us from hating the world. And the only way to know that truth is to share it, from heart to heart, just as Prabhakar told it to me, just as I'm telling it to you n...more »
"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind" by Dan Eden "When “Robbie” the robot was told to shoot a weapon at a man in the movie Forbidden Planet, his electronic brain sparked and short-circuited. His creator had programmed him to never harm a human and so the conflicting ideas paralyzed him. Human beings often are presented with opposing thoughts also, but our brains have developed a way of resolving these conflicts through a process call cognitive dissonance. We are taught, like “Robbie,” that killing is prohibited — but what about war? And many anti-abortionists support the deat...more »
"At last, the answer why. The lesson that had been so hard to find, so difficult to learn, came quick and clear and simple. The reason for problems is to overcome them. Why, that’s the very nature of man, I thought, to press past limits, to prove his freedom. It isn’t the challenge that faces us, that determines who we are and what we are becoming, but the way we meet the challenge, whether we toss a match at the wreck or work our way through it, step by step, to freedom." - Richard Bach, “Nothing by Chance”
*Link *& *Link & **Originating PDF* Just an informational kind of post. Where do the estimated 20,000 foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria come from, and how many of them are still out there? Top 10 countries by foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria *Country Number of fighters* *Tunisia 5000* *Saudi Arabia 2275* Jordan 2000 Russia 1700 *France 1550* *Turkey 1400 ?* Morocco 1200 Lebanon 900 Germany 700 United Kingdom 700 It can be assumed that the majority of the people who have travelled are with the Islamic State, accord...more »
*Birth Of A New Earth* Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Listen closely as an Israeli rabbi tells his audience that "jews" are not from this planet and are here to conquer the Earth. The teachings of this rabbi would seem to indicate that the jews are an alien race (he comes right out and says this) created for the express purpose of destroying the real Creator's order and imposing onto the Earth the order of their luciferian god. Here is an excerpt from this must watch video that will help us all understand the nature of what we are up against. Rav Michael Laitman: In fact, we are not c...more »
Someone sent me an email asking my honest thoughts on Ravitch. I did a quick search at SM, and here are some of them: Ravitch Finds Solace in Bernie's Education Policy Ignorance Aug 10, 2015 Diane Ravitch uses some of her best reverse logic to try to justify the NPE/AFT/NEA/Fairtest embrace of the federal capitulation on ESEA to states rights proponents and paternalistic corporate welfare kings. Yes, Bernie signed ... http://www.schoolsmatter.info/ Ravitch Rationalizes NEA/AFT/NPE Pro-Charter Position Jun 26, 2015 The anti-reformy groups and self-promoting individuals that crouch und...more »
State Senator Mike Noland, progressive Democrat Now that Tom Cullerton has dropped out of the race to replace Tammy Duckworth as Representative from Illinois's 8th Congressional District-- Chicago's northwest suburbs, Elgin and Schaumburg-- there is a clear two-man choice. On the one hand you have corporate Dem Raja Krishnamoorthi, and on the other you have proven progressive state Senator Mike Noland, who Blue America endorsed in April. Krishnamoorthi is the kind of guy who says anything he thinks his listener wants to hear. His actions, though, speak louder than his recent panderin...more »
Thursday, Nobel laureate in economics Joe Stiglitz and Mark Medish, a former Treasury official, penned on OpEd for the *Wall Street Journal* about the unfolding disaster in Puerto Rico, disaster that can be stopped before it spirals out of control. They are concerned that the U.S. is letting the island territory "fall prey to the claws of vulture creditors." German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble recently quipped to his American counterpart, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, that he would gladly trade Greece for Puerto Rico. He was referring to the debt crises in both places and in...more »
My article on Kurdistan trying to re-write history of what happened to Iraq’s Yazidis in Sinjar was republished by eKurd. My article for the Daily Beast on Premier Abadi's reform agenda was mentioned in "The Iraqi prime minister introduces sweeping reforms, but what are his chances of success?" in The World Weekly.
Peace House, a nonprofit focused on enacting social change locally, is encouraging neighbors to give their stuff away and take the stuff that others leave behind. The group is not alone in trying to create free item exchanges — formally... The post Buy Nothing, Share With Your Neighbors appeared first on The Stream .
Otherwise, I would never know that there's a man accused of drug smuggling who doesn't have a lawyer. And I would never experience the warm symbolism of the colour photo of the Irving Memorial Chapel as a reminder of how closely our economic masters are linked to the word of God. I always look at the obituary page because it's usually the most interesting one in section A. This time, struck by the number of relatively young people in the obituaries, I checked on life expectancies in New Brunswick. Most of the population is very similar to the rest of Canada in life expectancy - BUT...more »
*"More Corruption Of Science"* by Karl Denninger "Uh, yep*... Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories. The beverage giant has teamed up with influential scientists who are advancing this message in medical journals, at conferences and through social media. To help the scientists get the word out, Coke has provided financial and logistical support to a new nonprofit organization called the Global Energy Balance N...more »
“You go up to a man, and you say, "How are things going, Joe?" and he says, "Oh fine, fine — couldn't be better." And you look into his eyes, and you see things really couldn't be much worse. When you get right down to it, everybody's having a perfectly lousy time of it, and I mean *everybody*. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much.” - Kurt Vonnegut “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” - Plato
*Brian Ruhe (right) taught Buddhism at* *Capilano University, BC, **prior to being fired* *for his political YouTube videos * *Brian Ruhe *was an instructor at a Canadian university in the Vancouver lower mainland. He taught Buddhism. Within the last few years, Brian started posting YouTube videos about his political beliefs. Watch the above video to learn what happened after Mr. Ruhe began to speak out about his belief that the "official" story behind the causes of WWII are revisionist and untrue. He is also concerned and has spoken out about Jewish world supremacy. That was his...more »
Over 10,000 people participated at the LGBT march at and near the Wenceslaus Square in Prague today; the competing pro-family events only attracted dozens of citizens. The event has been praised and helped by several famous and/or influential people including the new female mayor of Prague, the U.S. ambassador to Czechia Andrew Schapiro, Madonna, and others. Many more politicians and church officials distanced themselves from the event. *These Pet Shop Boys-like artists must have been imported from the U.K., right? More fresh videos.* What do typical Czechs at a center-right ne...more »
Seventy years ago today, my father was on Okinawa, getting ready to be among the first allied fighting men in the invasion of Japan. Unbeknownst to him and the men who prepared with him, was the fact that Harry Truman... The post Harry Truman Saved My Life appeared first on The Stream.
*"Your Radiation This Week, Aug 1 to Aug 8, 2015"* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) August 8, 2015 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it. *Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM. 50 CPM is an alert level.* *Partial Counts are noted. Uncounted radiation makes the actual Count higher and more dangerous.* *RADIATION CPM* TIMES NORMAL BACKGROUND LEVEL CITY, S...more »
A Birmingham, Alabama, police detective who was pistol-whipped unconscious said that he hesitated to use force because he didn’t want to be accused of needlessly killing an unarmed man. The post Pistol-Whipped Cop: I Hesitated to Shoot appeared first on The Stream.
*SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015The analysts looked at some numbers:* Just how large is the gender wage gap? Presumably, that’s an important question. It’s also a question where we the liberals may perhaps tend to play around with the basic statistics, engaging in conduct we used to condemn when done by The Other Tribe. How large is the gender wage gap? We became intrigued by this question when Rachel Maddow seemed to con us liberals but good in April 2012. Over a two-day period, Maddow went for the hat trick. Appearing on Meet the Press, she stated a familiar claim—women are paid 77 c...more »
ROME (AP) — At least 40 migrants died Saturday in the hold of an overcrowded smuggling boat in the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya, apparently killed by fuel fumes, and some 320 others aboard were saved by the Italian navy,... The post Italy: At Least 40 Migrants Dead at Sea, 320 Others Rescued appeared first on The Stream.
A new study suggests that joining a religious group could do more for someone’s “sustained happiness” than other forms of social participation, such as volunteering, playing sports or taking a class. A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology by researchers at... The post Want ‘Sustained Happiness’? Get Religion, Study Suggests appeared first on The Stream.
CHICAGO — With his blessing, confidants to Vice President Joe Biden have begun strategizing about travel to early primary states and identified potential donors who could bankroll a campaign even as he remains undecided about whether to pull the trigger... The post Joe Biden Strategy for White House Run Taking Shape appeared first on The Stream.
*what's going on?* *I know it's Saturday, but I started this post yesterday and decided to keep the Friday part. * *I'm posting this without my usual editor fixing commas and such. Please feel free to mentally add or remove commas. Thank you...* Have you been following the Conservative Treehouse "tripwire" articles? Very interesting, and I think, very important. I could spend lots of time explaining what they're predicting, but they've already done a great job, so I won't waste your time. To quote Sundance, author of the articles: *"I WANT TO BE WRONG – Because if we are corr...more »
*A covariant definition of M(atrix) theory?* One of the most important difficult outstanding problems in science – OK, at least in theoretical physics if you can't see that it's the ultimate heart of science – is a universal definition of string/M-theory that is valid in all superselection sectors or compactifications and for all values of \(g_s\), the string coupling, and all other moduli. It is in no way guaranteed that such a single definition exists. There may exist a profound reason why string/M-theory will always be known as a manifold – an atlas of patches that may be glued ...more »
Barack Obama today praised the bravery of armed police officers while glibly commiserating with victims of police state violence and terror about how "frustrated" they must be feeling these days. To beat a cliche even further into the ground, he vowed that morale will improve while the beatings continue. In his weekly taped address (a.k.a. his weekly dog whistle to the Oligarchy), the president announced the allocation of more government money for police department public relations programs, and zero money for the actual victims of police state brutality. Never once did he utter t...more »
Pre-Homework for Transpicuous News Weekly Update Tomorrow.... Sorry, I have crap internet today and couldn't' embed all the videos here. Ukraine, Feb 2015https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMswNtfnKNI In the Ukraine videos, you do not see a "double explosion", but that may be because it was missed- ie: the first explosion got the videographers attention to start filming, followed by the filmin go fthe second, bigger blast. Yemen, May 2015https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu8GDJzyKx4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv6ZogsbSK8&spfreload=10 The Yemen videos show a double blast- the fir...more »
[image: Veterans Truth Network] [image: The House of Perversion - America] Tom DeLay: Justice Dept. Secret Memo to Legalize Bestiality, Pedophilia, and Other Perversions Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay claims the Justice Department has drafted a memo that spells out a dozen “perversions,” including bestiality and pedophilia, that it wants legalized. “We’ve … found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department. They’re now going to go after 12 new perversions. Things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and making that legal,” DeLay said Tuesday...more »
When Bernie Sanders was asked recently about why he always votes for corporate education reform, he said the short answer was "accountability." Apparently, he knows nothing about the racist underpinnings of "accountability." That, or his bold statements on equality and equity and non-racist practices mean nothing. In case it is the former, I include below a clip from our book, The Mismeasure of Education, which may help his understanding of how "accountability" has been an instrument of racism. *“Sound and Cheap” * *There is the fact that some skills are clearly more measurab...more »
“We are not things” is the defiant reproach to a horrific totalitarian regime that reduces people to commodities in George Miller’s astonishing, visionary “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The film depicts human bodies branded and subjected to the utilitarian, ruthlessly efficient... The post *Mad Max: Fury Road*: Fighting Back from the Edge of Insanity 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. *Twelve*. "Creatively use and respond to change." Four stages. 1. Broadfork 2. Mulch. 3. Drip irrigate. 4. Harvest. The current situation here is drought. More drought now, in August, than we had last year at any stage, which was more than we've ever seen at this site. So the plants are doing as well as they are, I think, because we broadforked the beds and are spot-watering a lot of the...more »
The week at Retraction Watch featured a primer on research misconduct proceedings, and some developments in the case of Joachim Boldt, who is now second on our leaderboard. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Here’s a list of top science excuses, courtesy of Paul Knoepfler. “What is wrong with this picture?” Emma Saxon explains “how figures […] The post Weekend reads: Top science excuses; how figures can mislead; a strange disclosure appeared first on Retraction Watch.
Madison Grant (Yale College 1887, Columbia Law School) liked to be photographed with a fedora, or just his dauntingly long head, tilted about thirty degrees to the right. He belonged, like his political ally Teddy Roosevelt, to a Manhattan aristocracy... The post Environmentalism’s Racist History appeared first on The Stream.
The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions. SEATTLE — On Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult them into Amazon’s singular... The post Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace appeared first on The Stream.
Today’s medical innovation amid moral ambiguity echoes that of a century ago. There is a haunting familiarity to the arguments defending Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts from aborted babies for medical research: an echo of another era of medical... The post ANALYSIS: Planned Parenthood and the Abolition of Man appeared first on The Stream.
Yesterday, on the 80th anniversary of the enactment of the Social Security Act-- which had been vilified as "socialism" by conservatives-- we took a look at the NY-24 congressional campaign of Social Security Works co-founder Eric Kingson. Kingston, of course, is only one of many progressive Democrats who are militant about preserving and expanding Social Security. Alan Grayson, for example, announced a new bill he is introducing after Congress returns from vacation, the Seniors Deserve a Raise Act. If it were to pass both Houses of Congress and be signed into law by the president...more »
*To learn more about OMA, please click on the any of the links provided below:* *http://mnhopkins.blogspot.se/2011/02/wisdom-of-omraam-mikhael-aivanhov.html* * http://mnhopkins.blogspot.se/2014/01/the-wisdom-of-omraam-mikhael-aivanhov.html* *http://mnhopkins.blogspot.se/2014/08/helping-others-narration-by-omraam.html* *Video:* *http://mnhopkins.blogspot.se/2011/03/omraam-mikhael-aivanhov-only-high-ideal.html*
Some hedge fund operators like to point to the evidence of their generosity as measured by huge donations to non-profit charter schools like KIPP. KIPP's non-profit corporate status, however, only underscores its corporate welfare foundation and its super-lucrative business model. Not only do corporate donors garner huge tax credits by helping to fund these test prep chain gangs, but the KIPP Foundation and its officers are allowed in the process to amass hundreds of millions each year in "non-profit" dollars from federal, state, and local governments. For instance, if KIPP is pai...more »
Nicotine is no more dangerous to health than coffee, but 90 percent of the public still consider it harmful, according to a report from the U.K.’s Royal Society for Public Health. The study heaps praise on e-cigarettes with the chief executive of... The post Big Win For E-Cigarettes: Study Says Nicotine No More Dangerous Than Coffee appeared first on The Stream.
http://www.stephenmarche.com/ Stephen Marche is a Canadian journalist who writes for American publications. In this morning's *New York Times*, he provides Americans with some background information on Canada's ongoing federal election and current prime minister: THE prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has called an election for Oct. 19, but he doesn’t want anyone to talk about it. He has chosen not to participate in the traditional series of debates on national television, confronting his opponents in quieter, less public venues,...more »
It was another wonderful day as more than 10,000 people gathered in two lanes of a city street in Seoul today for a big rally to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from the imperial Japanese. While many in the country seem satisfied with the official government patriotic show the Korean Alliance for Progressive Movement put together this beautiful rally and march that I was lucky to be invited to speak at. (See my brief talk below.) I have been able to see several people again that I'd met on previous trips to Korea such as Young-Je Kim Korean Confederation of...more »
[image: Waking Times] Bernie Suarez, *Guest* *Waking Times* Sometimes you have to put out information in hopes that those who haven’t heard this will at least absorb a fraction of it. If you haven’t heard this and you absorb just one of these random points, I believe that may be enough to cause a major paradigm shift in your life or in the life of someone you know. Here are 10 random, mostly recent but some archival information that is factual and verifiable for anyone willing to look it up. 1. Genetically Modified Foods are illegal in many countries for health and medical reasons...more »
The good news is Will and Jada are staying together. The bad news is Kermit and Miss Piggy are splitting up. It’s been a summer of ups and downs for the folks who care about celebrity marriages. We may have... The post Want a Lasting Marriage? Don’t Look to Hollywood for Role Models appeared first on The Stream.
A Southern California abortion clinic that had long been the site of pro-life outreaches has unexpectedly closed. The North County Women’s Medical Clinic, located in the North San Diego County community of San Marcos, was owned and operated by abortionist... The post CLOSED: Abortion Clinic Shuts Down after Abortionist Takes Early Retirement appeared first on The Stream.
*The Saskatchewan NDP were elected in 1991 after 9 disastrous years of PC rule under Grant Devine. Devine did not balance even one of his 9 budget and left the province of 1 million citizens in debt totaling $14 Billion. The incoming Romanow NDP government had a deficit in its first two budgets but … the NDP balanced the NEXT 14 PROVINCIAL BUDGETS. Don’t let Conservative and Liberal lies dissuade you. Look at the record .. look at the facts.* *"The federal New Democrats are pitting a former Saskatchewan finance minister against the incumbent federal minister in the Toronto ridin...more »
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, and wife Akie, behind him, pay respects at the grave of his late father and Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan, on Friday. Kyodo/Reuters *CNN*:* Japanese PM offers no new apology for World War II; neighbors lash out* (CNN)Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Saturday, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated his country's "profound grief" for the millions killed -- but stopped short of offering any new apologies. Emperor Akihito led an official memorial ceremony opened by Abe, which in...more »
*"Head Start" Initiative Crashes and Burns* *“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”* ~Milton Friedman Clinging to the hope that a model for a universal preschool program could run effectively, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created a project known as Head Start CARES in order to put this concept to the test. The purpose of this initiative was to put to the test three "evidence-based" ways of helping children in lower income communities develop a love of learning, which would eventually grow the...more »
Links.... *US Airstrike Kills 8 Civilians in Northern Syria* *Elections Loom as Turkey's Minority Govt Fails* *US: Iraqis 'Halfway Through' Surrounding Ramadi* *Former Bush National Security Adviser Endorses Iran Deal* *Calls for Peace, But Pro-Saudi Yemeni Govt Seeks Win* *Syrian Kurdish Militia Claims 5,000 More Fighters Recruited* *Hastily-Planned Visit to Syria Protests Had Long-Term Consequences* *PKK Warns of 'Heavy Price' as Six Killed in Turkey Fighting* *Major Attack in Baiji; 99 Killed Across Iraq* Iraq's Top Shi'ite Cleric Calls for Reforms to Start ...more »
*We live in an era of unusual climate STABILITY* *That's what the article below says in its academic way. I have been saying it for years* Unstable AMOC during glacial intervals and millennial variability: The role of mean sea ice extent Florian Sévellec & Alexey V. Fedorov Abstract A striking feature of paleoclimate records is the greater stability of the Holocene epoch relative to the preceding glacial interval, especially apparent in the North Atlantic region. In particular, strong irregular variability with an approximately 1500 yr period, known as the Dansgaard–Oeschger (...more »
the First Nation People's education system and Colonialist/European Settler's education system equally. You mean we didn't, already? Nah. Talk about a "Decade of Darkness"...(Conservative spin line.) And poverty. And no clean water or housing. And dying left and right. Shhhh. Don't tell CSIS, but I do believe PM Harper and Netanyahu trade best practices on how to keep a people down. And out. It's a perfect blend of the Southern Stratagey and Aparthied practices, with a load of 'Reform Party of Canada' thrown in for good measure. Go Liberals.
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Six decades after Gunsmoke debuted on television, several actors who appeared in the show, including Burt Reynolds, are scheduled to reunite in Dodge City. The Wichita Eagle reports the actors will attend Wild West Fest... The post *Gunsmoke* Cast Members to Reunite in Dodge City appeared first on The Stream.
The Chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site over fears of chemical contamination. The evacuations came after an apparent change in wind direction, and as police confirmed the highly toxic... The post China Tianjin Blasts: Evacuations as Sodium Cyanide Found appeared first on The Stream.
The chief of police in Washington, D.C., described all the issues created by the implementation of restrictive gun laws at a press conference about crime in the city Thursday. The city is in the midst of a spike in murders... The post DC’s Police Chief Accidentally Details What’s Wrong With Gun Laws appeared first on The Stream.
TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Akihito expressed rare “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions in an address Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender, a day after the prime minister fell short of apologizing in his... The post Japan Emperor Offers ‘Remorse’ on WWII Surrender Anniversary appeared first on The Stream.
*AFP:* *North Korea threatens imminent strikes against South, warns US* North Korea on Saturday threatened South Korea with "indiscriminate" military strikes unless it halts cross-border propaganda broadcasts, and issued fresh nuclear weapons warnings against the United States. The threats came amid escalating military tensions on the Korean peninsula following a landmine attack South Korea blamed on the North and ahead of a major South Korea-US joint military exercise condemned by Pyongyang. They also coincided with celebrations in both Koreas to mark the 70th anniversary of the ...more »
*Interesting article from Foreign Policy* *Read the entire article at above link- I'm just posting the interesting bits- Keeping an eye on a number of situations- Consider this some pertinent background info for when the situation gets kicked up a couple of notches in KSA. As is already happening and will most certainly get worse- As the planned remake of the middle east expands* Saudi Arabia’s local chapters of the Islamic State have turned out to be less than discriminating in their target selection. *In May, two Shiite mosques in the Eastern province were hit, killing 26 people....more »
First it was an elitist fool on the NOLA school board, Phyllis Landrieu, who thanked God for Katrina, and then in 2010 it was Obama's robot, Arne Duncan, who expressed the same gratitude for a blessing that killed over 1,800 people and permanently marred the lives of hundreds of thousands of others. Now five years later another jaded corporate jackass has stepped forward to utter the same preposterous nonsense all over again, this time in what remains of the Chicago Tribune. Not only does Kristen McQueary wax poetic on the destruction of New Orleans, but she calls for the same kind...more »
*This is from my friend and comrade Alex Dawson. It's worth noting that Alex was grudgingly going to vote for Andy Burnham until Tony Blair's cack-handed intervention in the week.* As the ballot papers go out... I've been really, deeply uneasy with the Corbyn campaign. Not the man, who is decent. Not the platform, which if you look at it is actually a fairly moderate Nordic/European centre-left social democratic menu. (Only in this hysterical country would we allow that to be painted as communism.) What concerns me are the thousands of identity-politic window shoppers who have fl...more »
Secret Service agents flank U.S. President Barack Obama as he crosses the tarmac to greet people who watched him arrive aboard Air Force One at the Oregon Air National Guard Base in Portland, Oregon May 7, 2015. REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST *Reuters:* *Exclusive: Scandal-tainted U.S. Secret Service to hire 1,100 staff - sources* Facing accusations that it cannot adequately protect the White House, the U.S. Secret Service plans to hire 1,100 more officers and agents for an agency besieged by embarrassing scandals and security lapses, two law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of t...more »
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton entrusted her email server to an IT firm that was not cleared to handle classified materials, according to the chief spokesman for the Defense Security Service. The DSS is an arm of the Defense... The post Hillary’s IT Contractor Did Not Have Proper Security Clearance appeared first on The Stream.
Black lawmakers on Capitol Hill are defending the young activists using confrontation to press top Democratic presidential candidates to tackle the nation’s protracted problems of racial injustice. In recent weeks, members of the Black Lives Matter movement have gone after... The post Black Lawmakers Back Disruptions of Sanders, Democrats’ Events appeared first on The Stream.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – It was an unscripted moment like few others on the presidential campaign trail Monday in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ted Cruz paused for a moment and looked into the audience at a community center for a man who... The post Ted Cruz on Trail Meets Pastor Who Helped Save His Family appeared first on The Stream.
1. “… don’t let the brevity of these passages prevent you from savoring the profundity of the advice you are about to receive.” (How to Get Rich, 2004) 2. “I am a really smart guy.” (TIME, April 14, 2011) 3.... The post The 199 Donald Trump Things Donald Trump Has Said (Some Profanity) appeared first on The Stream.
Citing worries for his own sanity, Michael Sam – professional football’s first openly gay player – is walking away from the game again. He left the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes on Friday and said he is taking time away... The post Michael Sam Stepping Away From Football Citing ‘Mental Health’ appeared first on The Stream.
*Washington Post:* *Family history hounds Jeb Bush on campaign trail* DES MOINES — When Jeb Bush stepped up onto the fabled soapbox at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, fairgoers pelted him with questions about the legacy of his brother, a former president. And his father, another former president. And one of his foreign policy advisers, Paul D. Wolfowitz, the architect of his brother’s war in Iraq. And about the war itself. Under a blazing sun, Bush expressed irritation with what he called “the parlor game” of focusing on Wolfowitz and other past Bush administration advisers who hav...more »
Raw footage of someone who is Canadian or American, filming the explosions in Tainjin- not one, not two, but THREE major explosions- each one successively bigger than the last. After the third massive explosion, the guy recording the video and his companions immediately run..... marking the end of the footage. This is raw video from an unknown source. AT the moment the Chinese government is purportedly taking down all "Unauthorized" videos and news stories..... Insane new footage of yesterday's explosion in Tianjin, China.Photos of Tianjin aftermath: http://ebaum.it/tianjin_a...more »
No place in Texas produces more oil than Karnes County, but suddenly the roaring economy here is cooling fast, chilled by the plunging price of crude. Workers who migrated from far and wide to find work here, chasing newfound oil... The post Low Oil Prices Pose Threat to Texas Fracking Bonanza appeared first on The Stream.
*Washington Post:* *‘We will pay the butcher’s bill in blood': General issues stern warning as he becomes Army chief* As Gen. Mark A. Milley was sworn in as the Army’s 39th chief of staff on Friday, he offered a stern warning that the United States must remain prepared to handle multiple enemies at a time or face the consequences. “As America, we have no luxury of a single opponent,” Milley said. “We have to be able to fight guerrillas and terrorists all the way up through nation-state militaries. If we do not maintain our commitment to remain strong in the air, on the sea and yes...more »
Tweets.. Greece..... *Manos Giakoumis *@ ManosGiakoumis 21h 21 hours ago # Cyclades sky in mid August. # Greece [image: Embedded image permalink] *Frances Coppola* @Frances_Coppola 49m 49 minutes ago As you know I am unimpressed with the Greek bailout. Here is my latest rant about it. At @*Forbes*. http://www.forbes.com/sites/francesc oppola/2015/08/15/the-great-eu-imf-standoff/ … IMF vs EG Battle Royale looms ...... EG wants IMF participation in 3rd GR Bailout - but doesn't want IMF's harsh debt relief medicine .... *Pieter Cleppe* @pietercleppe 1m ...more »
I learned a little bit about the Donald Trump phenomenon after my appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show this week, as my comments led to galactic feedback on Twitter — some positive, some negative. Hannity showed segments of... The post Further Thoughts on the Trump Phenomenon appeared first on The Stream.
Congratulations to David Sirota and Naomi Klein, who are the winners of the Izzy Awards for journalism contributions. "Welcome to Blockadeia!" (I.F. Stone applauds somewhere). _ _ _ _ _ _ _ If you thought all the hare-brained schemes from the Peterson-funded righties to privatize Social Security, Medicare (voucherization is the marching order here), and every other safety-net program under
Margaret Thatcher's greatest achievement, according to Margaret Thatcher, was "Tony Blair and New Labour. We forced our opponents to change their minds." Two symptoms of this mind-change were: a) Jeremy Corbyn being the only left-wing candidate nominated for the Labour leadership election in 2015. b) Jeremy Corbyn's extreme difficulty getting nominated at all by Labour MPs. The Guardian
So the answer to the question, 'Who exactly at the BBC decided to broadcast parts of *Songs of Praise *from the illegal migrant camp in Calais?, turns out to be the BBC's head of religion Aaqil Ahmed. He's written a blogpost defending his decision. In it, Mr Ahmed describes how he himself first thought up the idea and reveals that he himself also went to the camp on behalf of *Songs of Praise*. His blogpost, however, appears to be proving almost as controversial as the original decision - at least if some of the this morning's newspaper headlines are anything to go by: Here's ...more »
A U.S. Marine fires an M203 grenade launcher during a training exercise in Djibouti on July 22, 2015. Thanks to Sgt. Jamean Berry for taking this photo! The post Military Photo of the Day: August 15, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.
Niat Shalat Ashar - Shalat Ashar adalah salah satu Shalat Wajib 5 Waktu yg wajib dikerjakan oleh setiap umat muslim diseluruh dunia karena Hukum Mengerjakan Shalat Ashar adalah wajib dan Hukum Shalat Ashar wajib tersebut berlaku untuk semua umat Muslim baik itu pria, wanita, remaja dan anak - anak yg sudah Baligh dan suci dari hadast serta najis. Kemudian untuk Waktu Mengerjakan Shalat Ashar
Doa Minta Rezeki Yang Barokah Dalam Islam - Pada dasarnya kita semua haruslah bersukur agar kita semua mendapatkan lebih dan apabila kita bersukur kita tentunya juga akan mendapatkan kebahagian yang sebenarnya. Namun saya juga tidak memungkiri dalam kenyataanya kita membutuhkan tambahan rezeki. Untuk meminta rezeki tentunya ada cara yang benar, selain kita harus berusaha dengan cara bekerja
Bacaan Doa Masuk Rumah dan Artinya - Rumah merupakan sebuah bangunan yang mempunyai fungsi sebagai tempat tinggal dan sebagai tempat berlindung dari panas dan dinginnya alam. Karena pentingnya fungsi rumah dalam kehidupan manusia ada sebuah pepatah mengatakan rumahku adalah surgaku. Untuk menjadikan rumah sebagai surga tentunya rumah harus selalu terlindungi dari berbagai macam gangguan setan
[image: Stoner Elementary community to hold protest against charter school co-location that has taken resources from home school] *Press release* – Stoner Elementary community to hold protest against charter school co-location that has taken resources from home school. *FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* On Monday, August 17, 2015, the first day of school, from 7:30-8:30AM, the Stoner Elementary School Community and local Del Rey neighborhood will be holding a protest against the co-location of ICEF Vista Charter School on the Stoner ES campus. Stoners parents are upset that the co-location h...more »
Keutamaan Kurban Menurut Ajaran Agama Islam | sebenarnya memang tidak ada hadist yang menerangkan Keutamaan Kurban di dalam islam, selain kesungguhan dan juga keikhlasan dalam melakukan ibadah kurban itu sendiri pada saat idul adha nanti, namun ada sabda nabi yang mengatakan : Tidak ada amalan anak Adam pada Hari Kurban yang lebih dicintai Allah ketimbang berkurban. Hewan kurban itu akan datang
I have yet to be sold on this new "Windows 10" program, and have not "upgraded" most of my laptops and desktops to this newest Microsoft version.... I have said in my last two rants for everyone to be careful of this "latest and greatest" creation by Microsoft, and to be weary of all the hype about the upgrade being "free"... Nothing is free, and I look at the producers of this latest operating system as the usual crooks and liars, and that they have created this "Windows 10" program for some very nefarious reasons... I have long suspected that Windows 10 is in fact spyware... There...more »
Cara Penyembelihan Hewan Qurban Dalam Islam - Bagi anda yang ingin berqurban, maka ada baiknya jika anda melakukan sendiri proses penyembelihannya. agar lebih menyempurnakan ibadah yang anda lakukan, karena memang dalam syariat islam juga telah dianjurkan bagi orang yang ingin berqurban itu dianjurkan untuk menyembelih sendiri hewan yang akan diqrubankan. namun hal tersebut juga tergantung dari
The biological effects of Fukushima contamination are likely to extend far beyond Japan. The use of seawater to cool the reactors produced spherical, uranium peroxide clusters called buckyballs, which are noted for their durability and transportability. Radioactive Sulfur-35 (35S) was detected in Southern California from 20-28 March 2011. The researchers concluded that neutron leakage transformed salt water chlorine (35Cl) into radioactive 35S through a process of multistage decay. During roughly that same time period, separate researchers from California State Long Beach sampli...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. *Eleven*. "Use edges and value the marginal." 1. Go out to where either your greens have made a whole lot of big side foliage you don't use at table, or have gone to seed producing volunteers (volunteer chard shown), and gather about forty leaves. 2. Stuff your Excelsior or Excalibur or solar dehydrator with them. 3. When they're brittle, fish them out and strip dry matter from midribs....more »
Archbishop Blaise Cupich’s appeal to Cardinal Bernardin’s “seamless garment” approach to the “ethic of life” is flawed on several counts. In an August 3rd Chicago Tribune article, Archbishop Blaise Cupich of Chicagosuggested that the widespread outrage ignited by the revelations... The post ANALYSIS: The Consistent — and Not So Seamless — Ethic of Life appeared first on The Stream.
*In Havana:* *In Washington, D.C.:* *by Ken* A flag-raising there, a flag-raising here, and the U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations. In Havana we hear Secretary of State Kerry, the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba since the Roosevelt administration, saying sensibly: The establishment of normal diplomatic relations is not something that one government does as a favor for another. It's something that two countries do together when the citizens of both will benefit. This didn't stop Jeb! Bush and Marco Rubio from going nuts, but then, that's not a terribly ...more »
I listen for Truth For truth speaks softly It is not boastful nor proud Truth whispers low Solemn quiet It wraps around Like Smoke Subtle and free Truth Knows no Boundaries No limits Truth Speaks From within Not without It floats In the spaces Of dreams It is not angry or vengeful Truth simply is It cannot Be hidden Nor disguised Truth Shines Like iridescent Dew It rests Within Your heart Of hearts Truth Unchanged Living The promise As it was so It shall Be Cry The Tears Dreamwalker Lakota
One thing I appreciate about many European socialists is that they are more honest. Like Jeremy Corbyn, he's not hiding his socialism philosophy just to be popular. Not that I'm a fan of socialism. I'm for capitalism. *"Corbyn has hinted at a return to Clause IV, a Labour manifesto pledge committing the party to public ownership of industry that was scrapped by Blair in 1995...* *suggesting the “Big Six” energy companies should also be taken back under state control....* *significantly increasing spending on the National Health Service — rely on the potential to recoup revenue lost...more »
In this episode of Days of Revolt host Chris Hedges continues his conversation with Dr. Cornel West to discuss the way in which the black prophetic tradition has been supplanted by black elitism and individualism.
The US puppet regime in Kiev steps up the shelling of innocent civilian neighborhoods in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. The US-NATO goal remains the same - force Russia to directly intervene to protect the people in the Donbass which would give the green light for further US-NATO military ops in the area. Will the American people wake up and smell the coffee?
During a guest spot on ‘The Adam Carolla Show’ on Monday, actor John Rhys-Davies delivered some compelling statements regarding Christianity, political correctness and his belief that the world seems to have “lost its moral compass completely.” While discussing World War II —... The post *Lord of the Rings* Actor Blasts How Society Treats Christians and Warns What Price We’ll Pay for It appeared first on The Stream.
------------------------------ Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement, Odious Debt or Pillage? Posted on August 12, 2014 by Ellen Brown *Argentina has now taken the US to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to go bankrupt. Better yet would be a sustainable global monetary scheme that avoids the need for sovereign bankruptcy.* Argentina was the richest country in Latin America before decades of neoliberal and IMF-imposed economic policies drowned it in debt. A ...more »
Arizona needs a REAL choice, not 2 conservatives Ann Kirkpatrick is a New Dem congresswoman from a swing district in Arizona, and the DSCC recruited her to run against John McCain for Senate. AZ-01 is immense, covering nearly half the state and the gigantic Navajo Reservation. The district is bigger than the state of Pennsylvania. There is a 10-point Democratic registration advantage, but Democratic candidates have been unable to rally voters and the PVI is R+4. McCain won the district against Obama with 51% and Romney won with 50%. Kirkpatrick won the seat in 2008 after Republican R...more »
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Zeba Haydar convinced herself she didn’t like children. The 32-year-old graduate of Ohio State University had been told at age 19 that she would never be able to have a baby. I’m talking to her at the first... The post Putting the Control Back in Birth Control appeared first on The Stream.
The wording of Hillary Clinton’s recently-announced plan for reforming American higher education is raising questions about whether Clinton really knows that much about the issue. In her campaign’s write-up of her proposed “New College Compact,” released Monday, Clinton declares firmly that “We must... The post Does Hillary Think Online Education is the Same as For-Profit Education? appeared first on The Stream.
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.