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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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National Public Radio Spins Margaret Sanger’s Racism

John Zmirak at The Stream - 52 minutes ago
[image: Margaret Sanger] I'm normally a big fan of National Public Radio -- apart from its politics. That's why I was so disappointed in its coverage of the history of Planned Parenthood, and that group's founder, Margaret Sanger. Disappointed, but not surprised. When... The post National Public Radio Spins Margaret Sanger’s Racism appeared first on The Stream.

Sanders and Trump: Two Peas in a Pod

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Socialist Bernie Sanders Enters the Presidential Race - as a Democrat] A new chapter in American politics has begun. Millions of Americans on the right and left have lost faith in their political parties, their government and even the economic system. Only 1 in 4 Americans are satisfied with the way... The post Sanders and Trump: Two Peas in a Pod appeared first on The Stream.

Getting a bit touchy 'bout Duffym, eh?

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 2 hours ago
Witness an angry and confused Harper supporter call a reporter outside a Harper campaign event a "lying piece of shit". Because swearing at and insulting reporters in the campaign press pool will lead to nothing but an election victory for Dear Leader. Still, shows that Harper folks are feeling rather touchy about what is emerging from L'affair Duffy. 

Economics for Real People: Housing markets--Issues in Supply, Demand, etc.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n] This week’s topic at the Auckland Uni Econ Group couldn’t be more topical. So why don’t you head along tomorrow night, Thursday? House prices around New Zealand are becoming more and more out of reach of many New Zealanders, yet while how “prices” are formed is clearly something economists should know something about, as houses become less and less affordable reports in the media seem to take less and less interest in what economists have to say about it. So this week we are pleased to be joined by James Young, a Senior Lecturer in Pr... more »

“Taste the bush”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Well, you would, wouldn’t you. [Hat tip Law of Markets] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" goes toe to toe with the televangelists: Lete's welcome "Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*by Ken* Last night, in showcasing *last* week's *Last Week Tonight with John Oliver* feature report, "Sex Ed," I tried to make it clear that no disrespect was intended to *this* week's -- a blockbuster taking on the 21st-century version of televangelists, bigger and crasser than ever -- and taking even more audacious advantage of the IRS's nearly complete lack of enforcement when it comes to who and what qualifies as a religious institution. In the segment, we see a training film on "Churches and Religious Organizations" for IRS people, IRS Senior Tax Specialist Virginia Richard... more »

Today’s test: Interest rates

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Today I want to offer you a short test. Consider this quote, from celebrated Austrian economist Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk *The higher a people's intelligence and moral strength, the lower will be the prevailing rate of* *interest.* Discuss it, with reference to the interest rates of today (ZIRP), and those prevailing for nearly two centuries (see below). Are we more rational today? Or is something else going on? Answers in the comments, in less than 200 words please. (Readers may wish to refer both to Mises and Hayek’s discussion of “forced savings,” and George Reisman’s of the ro... more »

Stephen Harper, Sukanto Tanoto, Christy Clark and Najib Razak, The TiesThat Bind, Bought, Corrupt Politician`s Private Club

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 4 hours ago
*Written by Grant G * "*What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive"* I have referenced that saying many times over the years, in particular in relation to the BC Liberal Government and the Stephen Harper regime.... Incredulous, no one with connected brain cells can believe Stephen Harper when he says that he was left in the dark over the whitewashing of the Mike Duffy senate scandal, Stephen Harper, renown for micromanaging the finest details, a control freak, a overarching grip on every move made by his office staff and party henchmen/woman...Are we to belie... more »

Göbekli Tepe: The Burying Of An Ancient Megalithic Site

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Video - *Travel back in time and discover the real reason Göbekli Tepe was entombed. The post Göbekli Tepe: The Burying Of An Ancient Megalithic Site appeared first on Waking Times.

The Future of Deterrence?

Seth Weinberger at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
A long, long time ago, before I became a professor and even before I went to graduate school for my doctorate, I worked for a few years in the defense community. I was a Defense Analyst for the Strategic Assessment Center of Science Applications International Corporation (unfortunately, the SAC no longer exists), which was a […]

Free Speech And The ‘Chilling’ Laura Kipnis Allegation

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: free speech] If the suffocating political correctness that is currently smothering honest national discourse comes to an end anytime soon, it will almost certainly be because of the ordeal experienced by Laura Kipnis. For those who don't know, Kipnis is a professor... The post Free Speech And The ‘Chilling’ Laura Kipnis Allegation appeared first on The Stream.

Getting property rights right: Mixing my labour?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
WHERE DO PROPERTY RIGHTS come from? And what did John Locke get right? It’s important to remember that the concept even of individual rights “is so new in human history that most men have not grasped it fully to this day.” Indeed, only two centuries before Europeans arrived in New Zealand, to most Europeans as well they remained a complete mystery. In accordance with the two theories of ethics, the mystical or the social, some men assert that rights are a gift of God—others, that rights are a gift of society. But, in fact, the source of rights is man’s nature. “The Declaratio... more »

August 18:http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/14/military-ignores-obamas-order-release-shaker-aamer-guantanamo

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 5 hours ago
This will be very short because my breakfast newspaper never arrived at all. In fact, I haven't received it until noon, at the earliest, since September. Thank you , Mr. Irving. I know you're a busy man. But do you have, perhaps a grandson who's looking for a summer job? Or are they all at elite camps? So I bought a copy, wrote for two hours - and lost it all. I have no idea why. ________________________________________________________________________ So here goes a short one. Yesterday, I said that the top general in the U.S. army had refused a direct order to release a Guantanamo... more »

Musical Interlude: Hans Zimmer, “Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Hans Zimmer, “Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuAGGZNfUkU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"This rugged road through the dark Atacama Desert seems to lead skyward toward the bright stars and glowing nebulae of the southern Milky Way. If you follow the road you will get to Cerro Armazones peak in Chile, future construction site for the 40-meter class European Extremely Large Telescope. The scene is dominated by the reddish glow of the Great Carina Nebula, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, the remarkable skyscape is not a composite of varying exposures or a photomontage. Far from sources of light pollution, the landscap... more »

Chet Raymo, "Tuning In"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Tuning In"* by Chet Raymo "I have mentioned here before my friend and neighbor Dwight, he of the preternatural powers of observation. To walk with Dwight is to realize that I go through life half blind, missing half of what there is to see. It's like living in one of those picture puzzles we enjoyed as children, an ordinary scene that hides images of puppies, pumpkins and tin drums. He teaches me lots of other stuff too, like how to change brake pads. In return I share some of my knowledge, such as it is, like when and where to look for a young new moon and what makes the Sun bur... more »

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

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

Consciousness Survives the Death of the Body – New Research Confirms

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Buck Rogers* - The singularity point between science and spirit may be approaching more rapidly than ever. The post Consciousness Survives the Death of the Body – New Research Confirms appeared first on Waking Times.

Portable Islands Will Let Super-Rich Create Eco-Friendly Getaways

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: portable island] Want to own your own portable island but can’t find one in your desired location? Such issues could soon be consigned to history – for the super-wealthy, at least – after plans were unveiled for the world’s first PORTABLE islands.... The post Portable Islands Will Let Super-Rich Create Eco-Friendly Getaways appeared first on The Stream.

"Have Patience..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. The point is: to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps, then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Sémalens, Midi-Pyrenees, France. Thanks for stopping by.

Israeli/Hamas Truce: Splitting the Palestinian State?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
The Secret Plan to Turn the Gaza Disengagement into a Coordinated Peace Effort *Times of Israel* July 30, 2015 A previously unpublished 're-engagement' proposal negotiated just before Israel's 2005 withdrawal from Gaza reveals some new twists in our understanding of the peace process. Over 10 years ago, many months before the target date set for Israel's disengagement from the Gaza Strip, a dozen Israeli and Palestinian experts convened secretly in a European resort. They were there in an effort to work out a joint plan to transform what was devised by late prime minister Ariel Sh... more »

"Freedom Comes From How You Live"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Freedom Comes From How You Live" * by David Cain "Dan Harris, best known as the host of ABC’s "Nightline," began his path to happiness by having an on-air panic attack. He was reading the national news, live, when he lost the ability to speak coherently. For 35 awful seconds, he stumbled through a segment about statin drugs for cholesterol, saying related words but making no sense. With several stories still unread, he bailed out: “…that’s all for news right now, back to Robin and Charlie.” The incident forced him to face his mounting stress problem. He explored the many forms o... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*New Orleans area's upgraded levees not enough for next 'Katrina,' engineers say ~Mark Schleifstein* *Federal appeals panel votes 2-1 to uphold new trial order for cops in Danziger Bridge case ~John Simerman, N.O. Advocate*

Study Finds Violent Video Games a ‘Risk Factor’ in Aggressive Behaviour

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Study Finds that Violent Video Games may be Linked to Aggressive Behaviour] Psychologists have confirmed that playing violent video games is linked to aggressive and callous behavior. A review of almost a decade of studies found that exposure to violent video games was a “risk factor” for increased aggression. But the same... The post Study Finds Violent Video Games a ‘Risk Factor’ in Aggressive Behaviour appeared first on The Stream.

Plain Packaging: Australia’s Anti-Smoking Campaign Backfires

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Plain Packaging: Australia's Anti-Smoking Campaign Backfires] In a twisted turn of events, Australia's tough anti-smoking law that was passed a year ago appears to have done more harm than good. Reports show that tobacco sales increased with 0.5 percent - after being on a continual drop... The post Plain Packaging: Australia’s Anti-Smoking Campaign Backfires appeared first on The Stream.

The Expanding Earth, Expanding Consciousness Theory

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Gregg Prescott* - Does the expansino of human consciousness reflect the expansion of our universe as well? The post The Expanding Earth, Expanding Consciousness Theory appeared first on Waking Times.

Ha! Sorry? Not Sorry: Bernie Sanders Nixes Aide’s Apology to Black Lives Matter

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Ha! Sorry? Not Sorry: Bernie Sanders Nixes Aide’s Apology to Black Lives Matter] In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, the presidential hopeful dissed his own staff's apology to Black Lives Matter activists, saying it wasn't necessary. A day after an aide apologized to Black Lives Matter organizers on his campaign’s behalf, presidential... The post Ha! Sorry? Not Sorry: Bernie Sanders Nixes Aide’s Apology to Black Lives Matter appeared first on The Stream.

Pt 3: Music, Mind Control and Psychobiology- Hans Utter

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Wow! I am lovin' this series thus far. * Big thanks, again, to* Jan @ Gnostic Media and Hans Utter* for putting this information together and making it available to us all. -The video is about 2 hours in length- The audio will of course coincide with the video. -There is also a bonus audio portion available for listening and to download. -Everything will be accessible below- *Video:* *Audio:* *BONUS AUDIO:* Audio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Download BONUS audio *In case you missed the previous installments?* - Pt 2: Music, Mi... more »

Why So Many Republican Politicians Want To Destroy Social Security

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Monday Paul Krugman used his column to explain why-- after 80 years-- Republicans are *still* working to wreck Social Security. Americans love Social Security and it's not a smart move to try to undermine it... but then Republicans know their potentially suicidal moves won't destroy them, because of a confused and thoroughly dysfunctional Democratic Party. So why not take a shot? Krugman: The retirement program is, of course, both extremely popular and a long-term target of conservatives, who want to kill it precisely because its popularity helps legitimize government action in g... more »

FBI Optimistic It Can Recover Some Data from Hillary’s Server Despite Attempt to Wipe It

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: TOKYO - FEBRUARY 17: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Meiji Shrine on February 17, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. Clinton is on her first diplomatic tour to Asia, visiting Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and China. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)] The FBI may be able to recover at least some data from Hillary Clinton’s private email server even though there was an attempt to wipe it, two sources with direct knowledge of the process told NBC News on Tuesday. The... The post FBI Optimistic It Can Recover Some Data from Hillary’s Server Despite Attempt to Wipe It appea... more »

Hillary’s Student-Loan Plan Is a Desperate Gimmick for the Millennial Vote

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Student Loans] The likelihood of Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States seems to be slipping further and further away as she continues to struggle with the perception that she is out of touch with American voters. Her latest... The post Hillary’s Student-Loan Plan Is a Desperate Gimmick for the Millennial Vote appeared first on The Stream.

Bernie Sanders Used Campaign Donations to Pay Family Members Over $150,000

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders Used Campaign Donations to Pay Family Members Over $150,000] Bernie Sanders constantly says that he wants big money out of politics, it's one of the central pillars of his presidential campaign. While it hasn't been reported by any major media outlets during this election cycle, the fact is that... The post Bernie Sanders Used Campaign Donations to Pay Family Members Over $150,000 appeared first on The Stream.

Drink this book

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: image] Let me tell you about a very cool book: what’s being called a *drinkable* book. More than 840,000 people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Contaminated water kills 5,000 children a day. Enter inventor Dr Theresa (Teri) Dankovich and her drinkable book, whose pages can purify water. [image: image] *This book is very special. It's not just for reading. It can help people in developing countries drink cleaner, safer water. The pages looks like an ordinary book but each page has been specially made with small amounts of silver a... more »

Away from Caracas, Shortages Even Worse in Venezuela

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: venezuela] Valencia (Venezuela) (AFP) – All the lady wanted was some chicken. But in shortage-plagued Venezuela, she waited in line five hours, only to go home empty-handed. “I got here at 5:30 am and came away with nothing! It is just... The post Away from Caracas, Shortages Even Worse in Venezuela appeared first on The Stream.

How Much Time ABC, NBC and CBS Have Spent Covering the Planned Parenthood Videos

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: How Much Time ABC, NBC and CBS Have Spent Covering the Planned Parenthood Videos] ABC, NBC and CBS have "censored" their coverage of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, according to an analysis conducted by the Media Research Center. The Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos depict Planned Parenthood executives discussing... The post How Much Time ABC, NBC and CBS Have Spent Covering the Planned Parenthood Videos appeared first on The Stream.

Latino Immigrant Blasts Los Angeles Area Council Over Illegal Immigrants

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Latino Immigrant Blasts Los Angeles Over Illegal Immigrants] LOS ANGELES -- Francisco Rivera is a legal immigrant who delivered an impassioned speech to the Huntington Park City Council on Monday night, joining other residents in protest against their decision to appoint two illegal aliens to city commissions. Rivera,... The post Latino Immigrant Blasts Los Angeles Area Council Over Illegal Immigrants appeared first on The Stream.

How to Stop Forced Marriage in Africa

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: forced marriage] According to UNICEF, sub-Saharan Africa will be home to the highest number of child brides in the world by 2050, surpassing South Asia. In Nigeria, for example, where the country's rate of child marriage has been falling by 1% a... The post How to Stop Forced Marriage in Africa appeared first on The Stream.

"Quirks are Us"

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
What’s been rolling around in my head for weeks now is acceptance. We are, as of late, exponentially expressing ourselves. There is no getting around or away from whom we are. It’s all okay. We’re all okay. What this looks like on the street is extremes of personality, played out before your eyes. I was going to title this “egos are us”, yet it’s more than that. Having an ego is a given. So too, is being sort of “quirky”. Until lately however, there was, in most of us, an attempt to hide those we thought were less acceptable. Today, all bets seem to be off. This is, I be... more »

Psychology: “Twelve Red Flags of Dysfunctional Helping and Giving"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Twelve Red Flags of Dysfunctional Helping and Giving"* by Shawn Meghan Burn, Ph.D. "Helping and giving are character strengths, as far as I’m concerned. But sometimes our helpful intentions give way to dysfunctional helping and giving. The solution isn’t to stop helping altogether; it’s to set helping boundaries when telltale signs of unhealthy helping appear. I call these signs the “Twelve Red Flags of Dysfunctional Helping and Giving": *1.* *It’s increasingly obvious that your help and giving fosters dependence, irresponsibility, incompetence, or poor character. *Sometimes we h... more »

Corbynomics. Old solutions to old problems? Not when old problems are today's problems

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 8 hours ago
SOURCE TELEGRAPH: Autumn Statement: George Osborne to shrink the State to its smallest since the 1930s The Chancellor's spending plans mean the public spending relative to the whole economy would be the smallest in 80 years, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said. The OBR, the independent government forecaster, said that Mr Osborne's tax and spending policies will require an austerity

First Openly Transgender Official Hired at White House

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: First Openly Transgender Official Hired at White House] EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- The White House has hired its first openly transgender staff member. The White House announced Raffi Freedman-Gurspan’s appointment on Tuesday. Freedman-Gurspan is an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. Transgender... The post First Openly Transgender Official Hired at White House appeared first on The Stream.

De arriba, nunca, jamás llegarán la verdad y la justicia. EZLN

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
De arriba, nunca, jamás llegarán la verdad y la justicia. EZLN EJÉRCITO ZAPATISTA DE LIBERACIÓN NACIONAL. MÉXICO. 16 de Agosto del 2015. A la Sexta Nacional e Internacional: Al Congreso Nacional Indígena: A l@s de abajo en el mundo: A quien corresponda: Una vez más se remarca que, de arriba, no vendrán la verdad ni la justicia. Nunca. Jamás. De arriba sólo hay que esperar

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
And if you'd vote for this person... why? "Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power." - P. J. O'Rourke

“Republicans Against Retirement”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Republicans Against Retirement”* by Paul Krugman “Something strange is happening in the Republican primary — something strange, that is, besides the Trump phenomenon. For some reason, just about all the leading candidates other than The Donald have taken a deeply unpopular position, a known political loser, on a major domestic policy issue. And it’s interesting to ask why. The issue in question is the future of Social Security, which turned 80 last week. The retirement program is, of course, both extremely popular and a long-term target of conservatives, who want to kill it preci... more »

The Contagious Toxicity of Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] Until this summer, Democrats mostly figured that Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was one big nothingburger. This nonsense is nothing more than an unjustified conservative attack on a highly accomplished individual who is all but assured of being elected America’s first... The post The Contagious Toxicity of Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan a Good Start for GOP

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 9 hours ago
Even though he has made it the cornerstone of his campaign, Donald Trump’s immigration hawkishness has until now consisted of bravado rather than substance. His newly released immigration platform, while bearing characteristic flaws, is a marked improvement: It is sensible in... The post ANALYSIS: Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan a Good Start for GOP appeared first on The Stream.

How did colonists’ treatment of indigenous people help cause today’s tribalism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
The Treaty of Waitangi promised New Zealand its own Emancipation Proclamation more than a score of year before Lincoln’s– and we’ve ended up instead 175 years later barrelling down a path back to tribalism. Could it have been different? Apply Yaron Brook’s answer to NZ, where colonisation was far less violent in America, and the answer surely has to be “Yes.” [image: image] - To YB: To what extent, if any, was the European colonists’ treatment of the indigenous peoples of America immoral? – YARON BROOK - “Free at last!” – NOT PC Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © P... more »

Dan Bacher 'Documents reveal state plans for seizure of Delta farms to build tunnels'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Photo of the Sacramento River near Clarksburg by Dan Bacher Documents reveal state plans for seizure of Delta farms to build tunnels/Big Oil spent $6.2 million lobbying California officials in year's first six months by Dan Bacher Censored News Governor Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels plan hasn't been approved yet by the permitting agencies, but documents obtained from the Metropolitan

Almost Half of American Voters Would Vote for a Socialist President

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: american voters] Earlier this summer a Gallup survey asked respondents to answer the following question: Between now and the 2016 political conventions, there will be discussion about the qualifications of presidential candidates--their education, age, religion, race, and so on. If your party nominated... The post Almost Half of American Voters Would Vote for a Socialist President appeared first on The Stream.

Women Love Men Who Love Kids

David Mills at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: man w sleeping baby] That's right -- bring on the little buggers. Women find guys who are adept with kids more attractive, according to a 2014 study in the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Nicolas Gueguen, a professor of social and... The post Women Love Men Who Love Kids appeared first on The Stream.

The God of War or Spirit of Life?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Contrast the two images. Worship of technology and the worship of life nature spirit Machines big trucks heavy equipment cover the earth in cement bury ourselves we are dead in spirit as we prepare for war High tech on Earth and in space full spectrum ignorance Boy toys war games practice killing build a shrine to war a Navy base float the war out onto the sea kill the dolphins and whales with sonar an altar of madness and death The dance of life joy love clapping stomping moving in harmony with the ebb and flow of nature Smile or frown which is in your town?

Putin prepares for Fall visit to US

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Russian President Vladimir Putin* * Plunges to floor of Black Sea in Bathyscaphe* *(as part of training to go to New York City* * to address the UN General Assembly next fall?)*

“Gullible Americans Forever”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Gullible Americans Forever”* by Paul Craig Roberts “Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.” — Mark Twain "Listening to NPR news today I was reminded how throughly this once independent voice has sold out. I was also rem... more »

The Economy: "Extreme Debt Will Cause a Global Meltdown and China’s Currency Devaluation"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“*Gregory Mannarino: Extreme Debt Will Cause a * *Global Meltdown and China’s Currency Devaluation*” By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Financial writer and trader Gregory Mannarino predicts that big debt defaults are coming. Mannarino contends, “We are starting to see this with Greece and Puerto Rico here. It’s everywhere. This is a global problem and it’s going to engulf the world. This debt problem is going to swallow the earth. They have done this on purpose. They cannot be this stupid. They are doing this on purpose and there is going to be no soft landing. It is a global issue ... more »

Alan Waldman : TELEVISION | Two excellent ‘Wallander’ series come from Sweden and the UK

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
Netflix has two crisp, smart (different) cop series from Swedish novelist Henning Mankell, with the Brit version starring the great Kenneth Branagh. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | August 18, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman … finish reading Alan Waldman : *TELEVISION* | Two excellent ‘Wallander’ series come from Sweden and the UK

Independent League Baseball: Looking for the Next David Peralta

David Mills at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: baseball slide] Independent ball, as it is known in the trade, refers to a loose confederation of leagues across the U.S. and Canada that do not have ties to major-league organizations. While their level of competition often equates to Class A, independent... The post Independent League Baseball: Looking for the Next David Peralta appeared first on The Stream.

Stephen Harper: "I am not a crook"

LeDaro at LeDaro - 11 hours ago
I hope readers will like this video. Something has gone wrong with my computer. It has crashed many times and many of my programs are not working properly. I am unable to understand that why it is happening. I installed Google Chrome browser a while ago. The Microsoft explorer does not work properly anymore. Many of my videos and pictures have disappeared. I will not recommend Chrome browser at this time given the problems I am dealing with it.

#AbortedLivesMatter Tweetfest Brings Attention to Abortion

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Aborted Lives Matter] Life matters. Life needs to be protected. However, there are many in our culture that focus on protecting all but our most vulnerable -- the unborn. It is time to remind the world that aborted lives matter. Last week, the Media... The post #AbortedLivesMatter Tweetfest Brings Attention to Abortion appeared first on The Stream.

Rosie O’Donnell’s Teen Daughter Chelsea is Missing

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 11 hours ago
Rosie O’Donnell’s 17-year-old daughter, Chelsea, is missing, and authorities in Nyack, N.Y., have been searching for her since Sunday, according to a statement posted Tuesday on the comedian’s Web site. Chelsea O’Donnell was last seen Aug. 11, according to the statement.... The post Rosie O’Donnell’s Teen Daughter Chelsea is Missing appeared first on The Stream.

Supplemental: The growing debate about Black Lives Matter!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015Stifling Candidate Sanders:* We the people aren’t real good at formulating discussions. We say that after reading Jamelle Bouie’s new piece at Slate, a piece concerning Black Lives Matter and Candidate Bernie Sanders. Don't get us wrong! Bouie’s piece is thoughtful and informative; it’s well worth reading. That said, we were struck by Bouie’s premise—or at least, by the premise which appeared in the headlines to his piece: *Black Lives Matter Protests Matter* Why the group is so focused on Bernie Sanders, and how that strategy is paying off. Is Black Liv... more »

Mike Huckabee: West Bank is Part of Israel

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Mike Huckabee-900] JERUSALEM (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee waded into Middle East politics by declaring the West Bank to be part of Israel. Huckabee made the remarks Tuesday while visiting a West Bank settlement. He told reporters “if you’re going... The post Mike Huckabee: West Bank is Part of Israel appeared first on The Stream.

Menendez is 2nd Democratic Senator to Oppose Iran Deal

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Sen. Robert Menendez-900] SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez announced on Tuesday his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, the second Democratic senator to go against President Barack Obama, who is heavily lobbying for a congressional endorsement of the... The post Menendez is 2nd Democratic Senator to Oppose Iran Deal appeared first on The Stream.

The Failure Of Marco Rubio's Neocon Foreign Policy Agenda

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Marco Rubio appears young. And he should; he was born in 1971. Donald Trump, the oldest Republican in the race, unless you count 70-year-old George Pataki, had already graduated from Wharton, joined his father's real estate company and was getting into serious trouble with the Justice Department for violating the Fair Housing Act. By covering up his bald spot with a weave a couple of months ago, Rubio appears even younger and more boyish. But his political agenda is not just reactionary but also so decrepit and backward that one would expect it to be espoused by someone stuck in t... more »

Petrilli and Ravitch Blame Team Obama for What Bush's Hacks Cooked Up

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Even though much has changed about Diane Ravitch's rhetoric over the past few years, some things have not. For instance, she has never explained the role of her conservative policy pals in the miseducating testing accountability policies that began with Richard Nixon, gained steam with Reagan, held firm through Clinton, and soared to new heights with Bush. Instead, she prefers to focus on Team Obama's role, as if Obama's administration represents something more than the final delivery of rotted education policies that Ravitch, herself, helped to craft over the three decades befor... more »

Some People Choose to Be Homeless

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Loneliness] The Obama Department of Justice argued last week that a Boise, Idaho, law against “public sleeping in a city without adequate shelter space constitutes criminalizing homelessness itself, in violation of the Eighth Amendment.” In a statement of interest filed in... The post Some People Choose to Be Homeless appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton is Rooting for Jeb Bush

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton cackle - 400] There is an obvious subtext to the panicked effort to purge the GOP of Donald Trump: to allow the party’s true hero to emerge to vanquish Hillary Clinton and restore peace and justice throughout the land. To most GOP elites,... The post ANALYSIS: Hillary Clinton is Rooting for Jeb Bush appeared first on The Stream.

U.S. Lacks Ammo for Next Economic Crisis

Anika Smith at The Stream - 12 hours ago
As the U.S. economic expansion ages and clouds gather overseas, policy makers worry about recession. Their concern isn’t that a downturn is imminent but whether they will have firepower to fight back when an economic crisis does arrive. Money has... The post U.S. Lacks Ammo for Next Economic Crisis appeared first on The Stream.

Seven Parts of the Human Body and How They Benefit from Cannabis

WTStaff at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Meme - *Research institutions around the world are beginning to discover how the human body can benefit from cannabis. The post Seven Parts of the Human Body and How They Benefit from Cannabis appeared first on Waking Times.

Grassroots Indigenous prepare for UN Climate Summit Paris

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
. By Brenda Norrell Censored News The UN climate summit will be in Paris this year, in late November and December. Although many world leaders will just waste time and money there -- there will also be grassroots Indigenous delegations focused on the land, water and air. During the UN climate summit in Cancun, there was non-stop action, learning and speakers at the La Via Campesina camp and

Stephen Harper's Duffygate

LeDaro at LeDaro - 12 hours ago

Update 8/18/2015 - CLEARANCE OF ENTITIES AND UNLOCKING OF THE VEIL OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
*UPDATE* By American Kabuki *Just a quick update*, we released the *key to the veil of consciousness* August 8th. The Sphere Alliance told me I had it... what Heather calls the "car key fob" from the beginning of the "WHAT IF experiment". I had no idea how to access it as I buried myself so deep into 3D, I came here to the Earth from the Pleiadian Ashtar Command (recently renamed *Ashtar Alliance* which is part of the *Sphere Alliance of Source*). My 5D embodiment is *Ashtar Sherran* (*my 3d in-bodyment is known to the Pleiadians as Ashtar Terran*) among the Pleiadians, and *Com... more »

Museum of the Bible to Feature Treasures from Holy Land

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Museum of the Bible, now under construction in Washington, will feature ancient artifacts and treasures from the Holy Land under a new deal with the Israel Antiquities Authority. An agreement announced Tuesday will bring a selection... The post Museum of the Bible to Feature Treasures from Holy Land appeared first on The Stream.

How Do You Know What’s Right and Wrong?

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 13 hours ago
How can we determine what is morally right? The answer to this question — the most important question human beings need to answer — is a major difference between Left and Right. For conservatives, the answer is, and has always... The post How Do You Know What’s Right and Wrong? appeared first on The Stream.

Obama: Cut Methane Emissions from Oil, Gas Production

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change. The administration’s target is to cut methane... The post Obama: Cut Methane Emissions from Oil, Gas Production appeared first on The Stream.

Pay Raises, Store Spruce-Ups Crimp Wal-Mart’s Profit

Anika Smith at The Stream - 13 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart’s second-quarter earnings report was a mixed bag: Its investments to overhaul its stores are helping to perk up sales, but they’re causing more pain to the bottom line than expected. The world’s largest retailer cut... The post Pay Raises, Store Spruce-Ups Crimp Wal-Mart’s Profit appeared first on The Stream.

Bangkok Blast: Who Has Ax To Grind With Thailand?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*August 18, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The bombing on Monday evening, August 17, 2015, has killed up to 20 people, injured over 100 more, and stands as one of the worst single terrorist attacks in Thailand's capital of Bangkok in recent memory. The attack targeted a religious shrine popular with Asian tourists - particularly from China - who now comprise the largest demographic group of visitors to Thailand. It is clear the attack was a precision strike on Thailand's economy, and specifically against a very precise segment of Thailand's tourist market. Commentators have admitt... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Being Curious'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
BEING CURIOUS Posted on August 17, 2015 http://caid.ca/IndAdvAct1884.pdf Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Aug. 17, 2015. To get a good education we are told to always ask “why?” and “can you prove it?” about everything. In 1884, Canada, a corporate franchise of Europe, illegally passed the Indian Advancement Act.  [http://caid.ca/IndAdvAct1884.pdf] In 1924 all of our communities

Canadian Election Update

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*Federal Political Party Leaders* *2015 Canadian Fall Election Campaign* From Left to Right - Gilles Duceppe, Bloc Quebecois, Stephen Harper, Conservatives, Elizabeth May, Green Party, Thomas Mulcair, New Democratic Party and Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party. As the summer winds down, and the Duffy Trial in Ottawa drones on....the Federal election campaign is heating up. I am going to post from The Straight Goods a seminal piece I just read last night. This post on struck a chord with me as a British Columbian. *The thesis is that NDP Candidate Thomas Mulcair, who is out in front by... more »

Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - Everything is fake, and seeing that helps us return to what is real. The post Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World appeared first on Waking Times.

Very Clear Shot of TBS/JNN Cam Yesterday Aug 18 9:35 AM

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Notice the new water storage containers.

IN DEPTH: Marco Rubio is Right About the Life of a New Human Being Beginning at Conception

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 13 hours ago
Senator Marco Rubio is right. The life of a human being begins at conception—not at implantation, “viability,” or birth. This is a scientific fact. It is not, as CNN journalist Chris Cuomo ignorantly insisted in a televised confrontation with Rubio,... The post IN DEPTH: Marco Rubio is Right About the Life of a New Human Being Beginning at Conception appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: Obama, Hillary Clinton are Responsible for Rise of ISIS

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
Jeb Bush delivered a thoughtful and clear-eyed speech on Tuesday about the threat posed by ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism. It was a forward-looking speech that offered a compelling strategy to deal with this growing threat (something we haven’t heard... The post ANALYSIS: Obama, Hillary Clinton are Responsible for Rise of ISIS appeared first on The Stream.

For Widow of Slain Missionary, ‘It’s a Broken Plan Now’

Anika Smith at The Stream - 13 hours ago
Ko was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for surgery. She spent four days in the hospital and was discharged in time to travel to New York for her husband’s funeral. “He loved America, so he’s buried here,”... The post For Widow of Slain Missionary, ‘It’s a Broken Plan Now’ appeared first on The Stream.

Monday Rant

Dana at The Galloping Beaver - 13 hours ago
Have we had a PM or government in the past 60 years or so that respected the Constitutional role of the Senate? No. Does that mean the Constitutional role of the Senate is meaningless and the place should be done away with? No. What it does mean is that we haven't had a PM and government in over 60 years that respected the Constitution. Not even Pierre. Harper has treated the Senate as

Stephen Harper on campaign trail

LeDaro at LeDaro - 14 hours ago
He has beaten Richard Nixon's Watergate. Duffygate beats Watergate. We do need a John Dean!

Analysis of pilots with prostate cancer retracted for “inappropriate data”

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
In case any pilots out there are worrying about their risk of prostate cancer based on a recent meta-analysis that found they are at least twice as likely to develop the disease, they should relax — the paper has been retracted. The reason: “including inappropriate data from two studies that should be ineligible.” “The risk of prostate […] The post Analysis of pilots with prostate cancer retracted for “inappropriate data” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Rise of an Intuitive Humanity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Kingsley L. Dennis* - Some of our latent human capacities are now becoming activated. The post The Rise of an Intuitive Humanity appeared first on Waking Times.

A3 Newsletter: Join Us in New Orleans on Sept. 2nd for Albert Woodfox's Appeal Hearing

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 14 hours ago
*(**PHOTO:** A3 supporters gathered outside the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans at one of Albert's previous hearings, on Jan. 7, 2014.)* After a summer of back and forth briefing on paper, on Wednesday morning, September 2nd, in the East Courtroom a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear oral arguments on whether Federal Judge James Brady's June 8th "unconditional writ" officially overturning Albert's conviction, ordering his release, and barring a retrial (a ruling he presented as "the only just remedy") will stand. As usua... more »

Nation’s Oldest Veteran Dies at 110

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 14 hours ago
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman who was believed to be the nation’s oldest veteran at 110 has died, about a month after meeting President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. Emma Didlake died Sunday in West Bloomfield,... The post Nation’s Oldest Veteran Dies at 110 appeared first on The Stream.

Kathie Lee Gifford Shares Husband’s Faith in Tearful Today Return

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 14 hours ago
Kathie Lee Gifford returned to the Today show Monday for the first time since her husband Frank Gifford’s death on Aug. 9. The Today host opened the show with an emotional tribute to her late husband. “He would want you... The post Kathie Lee Gifford Shares Husband’s Faith in Tearful *Today* Return appeared first on The Stream.

Breach: Hillary Clinton Email Server Kept in Bathroom of Loft Apartment

Jay Richards at The Stream - 14 hours ago
The IT company Hilary Clinton chose to maintain her private email account was run from a loft apartment and its servers were housed in the bathroom closet, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Daily Mail Online tracked down ex-employees of Platte... The post Breach: Hillary Clinton Email Server Kept in Bathroom of Loft Apartment appeared first on The Stream.

Challenges to Academic Freedom Above the Wall

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
Why Worry About Online Media and Academic Freedom? Um, because academic administrations have lousy instincts? I have gotten involved in this whole online media intersecting with academic freedom mostly by accident–the ISA mess last year. I am not an expert on academic freedom, nor am I an expert on the use of online media. So, […]

CROP CIRCLE AUGUST 8TH

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago

The Baby Boomer 'Woodstock Generation' Is Now Old And As A Demographic Group Are Voting For Stephen Harper !!

leftdog at Buckdog - 14 hours ago
*This week marks the 46th Anniversary of a pivotal moment in Baby Boomer culture and history. The 1969 Woodstock Rock Festival is nearly a half century old and the generation that spawned it and basked in it for decades afterwards is now in its Senior years. * *Love, Peace, Brotherhood, Sisterhood .... the Boomer generation labeled itself as hip, progressive and ground breaking. They mercilessly protested the Vietnam War and helped move public opinion to a more progressive tone signaled by the ousting of President Richard Nixon in the USA, the Quiet Revolution in Quebec and the libe... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Hormuth examples begin aloud and return particulates to Source

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Hormuth examples begin aloud and return particulates to Source* by ÉirePort Hormuth examples begin aloud and return particulates to Source. Fanciful rites are of the past, not to be repeated. Stems of Tides reveal the Truth. Inner flanks are covered. Inner Essence aligns. ÉirePort | August 15, 2015 at 10:32 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-vi

PRETENDERS: The PBS NewsHour goes to the fair!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015Part 2—The checking of boxes:* It was almost like the famous naming of parts! Last night, we had checking of boxes. It happened as we watched the PBS NewsHour, which had sent Gwen to the fair. In the program’s lengthy opening segments, Judy and Gwen and a two-pundit panel pretended to report the news from the Iowa State Fair, a highly familiar locale. To watch the whole program, click this. The Iowa segments start at the 9-minute mark. Every four years, at precisely this time, our mainstream news orgs visit the fair—and their work is highly scripted. La... more »

Update On Iraq’s Displaced

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is one of the major Non-Government Organization’s working with Baghdad and the United Nations to deal with Iraq’s displacement crisis. It recently released a short reportupdating the situation. IOM counted 3,171,606 displaced Iraqis or 528,601 families from January 2014 to July 2015. This was a rough estimate for a number of reasons. First, several provinces in the south have only given round numbers for how many people they are housing. Second, many families were forced to flee from the Islamic State (IS) leaving behind their do... more »

Debate on refugees: 2,000 intellectuals aggressively attack the mainstream Czech society

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
Many readers must have been surprised that the mindless and intolerant political correctness seems to be absent in the Czech society, in most of the Czech media, and among the Czech politicians. Shouldn't the same left-wing and SJW attitudes we know from many Western countries emerge among the Czech intellectuals and conquer the public opinion just like in many other countries? Don't such opinions exist? Be sure that they do. The difference is just a quantitative one; there has been a substantial enough opposition to them so they haven't become "mainstream" (yet?). About 2,000 Czech... more »

First Women Complete U.S. Army Ranger School

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 15 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women have passed the Army’s Ranger School, becoming the first females to complete the grueling combat training program and earn the right to wear Ranger tabs on their uniforms. The Army’s Ranger headquarters in Fort Benning,... The post First Women Complete U.S. Army Ranger School appeared first on The Stream.

John Stonestreet Named President of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview

The Editors at The Stream - 15 hours ago
John Stonestreet, anchor for the Breakpoint weekly radio broadcasts and a widely respected spokesman for Christianity in the public square, has been named president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. A regular contributor to The Stream, Stonestreet’s articles bring an in-depth... The post John Stonestreet Named President of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview appeared first on The Stream.

Greece Sells to German Firm Rights to Run 14 Airports

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has agreed to sell to a German company the rights to operate 14 regional airports. The deal is the first in a wave of privatizations the government had until recently opposed but needs to make... The post Greece Sells to German Firm Rights to Run 14 Airports appeared first on The Stream.

Starbucks and Panera Tweak Pumpkin Spice Latte Formulas

Anika Smith at The Stream - 15 hours ago
SEATTLE (AP) — The pumpkin spice latte battle is heating up just in time for fall. Starbucks and Panera are hyping reformulated versions of the popular drinks — which will include real pumpkin — in a fight to win over... The post Starbucks and Panera Tweak Pumpkin Spice Latte Formulas appeared first on The Stream.

Happy Birthday Victoria Coren Mitchell

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
Victoria Coren Mitchell is 43 today. I could have posted some video of her incredible chest but instead here's her doing some stand-up on TV aged 19... https://youtu.be/WZFj7m7MDo4 Bless

“Exactly the same clinical study” published six times

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A group of researchers conducted a clinical trial on hundreds of hypertensive patients. Then, they published the results…six times. The “nearly identical” papers came to our attention via a retraction in Inflammation. Editor in chief Bruce Cronstein explained how he learned of the mass duplication: The editors were contacted en masse by somebody doing a Cochrane Review […] The post “Exactly the same clinical study” published six times appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Blue America Endorses Paul Clements For Congress (MI-06)... And Donna Edwards Takes The Lead In Maryland

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Last cycle Republican Fred Upton spent $3,941,684 on his reelection bid against progressive first-time candidate Paul Clements, who managed to raise $793,717. 68% of Upton's money ($2,668,096) came from PACs. Upton, who was first elected to Congress in 1986, was reelected with 55.8% of the vote. Steve Israel's vehemently anti-progressive DCCC refused to support Clements in this very winnable district, where Obama beat McCain 53-45% in 2008 and then was edged out by Romney in 2012, 50-49%. With Israel still controlling the DCCC through sock-puppet Ben Ray Luján, no one expects the ... more »

Jeremy Corbyn and Holocaust denial

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
The Times today reports that 'Jeremy Corbyn has said that Holocaust deniers are vile and wrong...' Unfortunately he also calls 'friends' Hamas and Hezbollah. That's Hamas who in 2000 said: 'The so-called Holocaust, […] is an alleged and invented story with no basis. . . . The invention of these grand illusions of an alleged crime that never occurred, […] clearly reveals the racist Zionist face, which believes in the superiority of the Jewish race over the rest of the nations."' That's Hamas whose Charter says Jewish people "have only negative traits and are presented as plannin... more »

ANALYSIS: Why the Nature of Marriage Isn’t an “Agree-to-Disagree” Issue for Christians

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
Is the nature of marriage an “agree-to-disagree” issue for Christians? Earlier this week, Scot McKnight commented on the decision of Union University to withdraw from the CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities) because no action had yet been taken regarding... The post ANALYSIS: Why the Nature of Marriage Isn’t an “Agree-to-Disagree” Issue for Christians appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: How Ted Cruz Has Wooed Some of the GOP’s Top Donors

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
He’s been in the race for only two months, but Jeb Bush has already spent more than $275,000 on private air travel. Nearly $350,000 has gone to FP1 Strategies, the firm that houses Bush’s campaign manager, Danny Diaz, and another consultant,... The post ANALYSIS: How Ted Cruz Has Wooed Some of the GOP’s Top Donors appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: Clinton’s Shaky Email Defenses

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
After Hillary Clinton provided her much-discussed private server to the proper authorities last week, her campaign sent out an email blast to supporters and posted on its website a fascinating briefing to bring all the “facts” about the email “nonsense” together. Yet, the links the... The post ANALYSIS: Clinton’s Shaky Email Defenses appeared first on The Stream.

USDA ‘Creating Jobs’ by Buying Snowmobiles, Fire Trucks

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 16 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says it is creating jobs by spending millions on snowmobiles, fire trucks, studying a “gluten-free mill,” and other local initiatives. The federal agency announced $18.1 million in loans and grants last month, describing the projects... The post USDA ‘Creating Jobs’ by Buying Snowmobiles, Fire Trucks appeared first on The Stream.

Get Off Our Rez!!!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
In this video, protesting members of the Navajo Nation literally chase Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) off of their reservation. McCain was running from their frustrated questions, demanding answers for the Senator’s decision to trade away land containing a Navajo sacred site to a foreign mining company. In addition, they are enraged by the slow response to the recent Gold King Mine spill, which has contaminated local drinking water with arsenic, lead, and mercury. After declining to address the issues, McCain flees to his SUV while being pursued by chanting and drumming Navajo protesters... more »

1600 Griftylvania Avenue

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 16 hours ago
Not only don't they bother hiding their corruption, they gleefully rub our noses in it. As told to the *New York Times,* Barack Obama has been using the People's House as the main venue for negotiating his billion dollar exit bonus. No matter that he has more than a year to go before actually quitting the premises and entering private life. Just because he is still a public servant doesn't mean he can't get a head start on the grifting sweepstakes. As a matter of fact, he got started on his abuse of power post-presidential planning and fundraising while the confetti from his second ... more »

Summer is Siam and IED's are Blooming

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 16 hours ago
This picture taken in my backyard reminds me of the beautiful lush vegetation of Thailand. I have spent about a year off and on in this fantastic country. Thailand has its own very unique architecture, Tuk Tuk and whip tail boats. It is also the only South East Asian country that has never been conquered. I really do not know what to think or who to support in the latest political quagmire. I have been in Thailand during a previous military coup. It was no big deal then, and now likely much the same. The army seems to step in when the ruling elite Red Shirts (mostly ethnic Chines... more »

A Nation Of Laws, Not Men

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.gilltaxlaw.com/ Thomas Mulcair wants to abolish the Senate outright. Stephen Harper wants to kill it through neglect. Both men propose to ignore the Supreme Court's direction on how change -- or abolition -- should be accomplished. But, if either man pays any attention to polls, he may want to re-think his position. BJ Siekierski writes: Across the political spectrum, Canadians trust their top court more than they do possibly any other Canadian institution, and certainly more than Parliament. And though they may not alw... more »

Haslam's Continuing Plan to Privatize Tennessee

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
Billionaire governor, Bill Haslam, has had his lawyers working overtime in the dark to develop a plan to Walmartize all state jobs in Tennessee. A few days ago his team announced a wide-reaching Request for Information that allowed multinational service efficiency giant, Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), to have the insider's track to land the contract. Haslam's administration was cited in a state audit in 2013 for "conflict of interest" for insider dealings with JLL. According to the Tennessean, the privatization scheme is focused on prisons, higher education, parks, hospitals, and the m... more »

Why is StemExpress, a Major Fetal Body Parts Buyer, Cutting Ties with Planned Parenthood?

The Editors at The Stream - 17 hours ago
StemExpress, a leading purchaser of fetal body parts from Planned Parenthood, was recently exposed in undercover videos engaging in what appeared to be unethical and potentially illegal behavior with the abortion provider. Now StemExpress has broken ties with Planned Parenthood. So, not even a... The post Why is StemExpress, a Major Fetal Body Parts Buyer, Cutting Ties with Planned Parenthood? appeared first on The Stream.

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Attractive young women unacceptable?* *A combination of jealousy and boiler-suit feminism at work here, methinks. Amusing that the young women are accused of selling themselves short. Since when were slim and attractive young blue-eyed blondes at a disadvantage? They've got the world at their feet, much as others may simmer about that* IT’S currently recruitment season at American colleges — a time when sororities and fraternities put their best foot forward and try to recruit new members for the upcoming academic year. But “rush season” turned sour for the University of Al... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Trenberth restates the faith* *He would! He says that natural variability is preventing warming. By that logic, maybe the slight warming of the 20th century was caused by natural variability too. It is all just speculation* There are signs that the planet is heating up, and even 'on fire.' This is according to Dr Kevin Trenberth, a scientist at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research, who claims the global warming 'pause' is now over. The so-called pause refers to the fact that the temperature of Earth's surface has increased by just 0.06°C in the past 15 years. It h... more »

Mexico: UFOs Return to the Popocatepetl Volcano

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
*Source: El Grafico and Planeta UFOhttp://www.elgrafico.mx/especiales/15-08-2015/enigmas-regresan-ovnis-al-popocatepetlDate: August 15, 2015* *Mexico: UFOs Return to the Popocatepetl Volcano* *By Yohanan Diaz Vargas* Popocatepetl is one of 14 active volcanos in our country, and it has once again become the site for startling UFO sightings in its vicinity. One of these objects occurred as recently as August 5th at 06:00 hours, when a television station camera captured the moment at which a large, white anomalous flying object passed over "El Popo's" crater. These objects face a ... more »

Duffy-Cons of Canada - they're just not ready

Alison at Creekside - 17 hours ago
... in their own words. .

Shocking truth about Diana Spencer - Donald Marshall

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
*This information comes from a Forum Message Board that contains shocking info, post after post. Always keep in mind, "Fear" is an energy that they thrive off of (at least I think that is true). * *I realize that this is a hardcore post, and that many/most will likely want to presume that what is discussed is some fantasy from twisted minds, and that only a fool would give it a 2nd thought . . .that's fine . . I would prefer to be a complete fool than for this sort of thing to be taking place . . Do I believe Donald Marshall information 100%? No, I do not . . but in saying that... more »

Movies For the Kiddies

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago
If you find yourself stuck trying to entertain kids for an extended period of time, thwap's schoolyard recommends giving "Wreck-It Ralph" a try: And, it seems that 1995's "Jumanji" (with the late, great Robin Williams) still holds up. (My 8 year old has seen it three times and he was still eagerly anticipating and terrified of the crocodile attack. Plus he liked the monkeys and everything.) Remember, these are movies for kids. I ain't saying they reach the heights of "The Room" or "Plan 9 From Outer Space" or anything. Yikes.

Shrimp and Alfredo Pasta

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
I've never been a huge fan of shrimp, but since my husband loves it I toss him a bone every now and then and make a dish that has shrimp in it. But if the other parts of the meal are even better, well that's just a win for everyone. That's the case with this delicious Shrimp and Alfredo Pasta. While the shrimp is the meat in the dish, it's by no means the star. The ingredients merge well to create an incredibly satisfying taste that's rich and flavorful. *INGREDIENTS* 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 Tbsp olive oil Paprika Salt and pepper 1/2 lb. penne pasta 1 (14.5-oun... more »

Wolves, Resurgent and Protected, Vex Swedish Farmers

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 17 hours ago
Electric fences surround his sheep, two large dogs stand guard and a neighbor monitors the adjacent forest from a security camera. Sometimes, said Ulf Ekholm, the proximity of wolves leaves farmers in this region of Sweden, called Varmland, feeling as... The post Wolves, Resurgent and Protected, Vex Swedish Farmers appeared first on The Stream.

Approval of Arctic Drilling Comes Just before Obama’s Visit

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s approval of the final permit to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some... The post Approval of Arctic Drilling Comes Just before Obama’s Visit appeared first on The Stream.

ANALYSIS: Iran And The Roots of Obama’s Rage

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
Was Dinesh D’Souza right? Mr. D’Souza is a political commentator who proposed that the best explanation of President Obama’s behavior was not to be found in Obama’s seeming embrace of the radical socialism of Saul Alinsky but in the anti-colonialism... The post ANALYSIS: Iran And The Roots of Obama’s Rage appeared first on The Stream.

Concert by Jewish American Matisyahu Cancelled by Spanish Organizers Because He Won’t Disavow Israel

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
MADRID (AP) — Organizers of an international reggae festival in Spain have canceled a concert by the Jewish American singer Matisyahu after he declined to state his position regarding a Palestinian state. A local branch of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment... The post Concert by Jewish American Matisyahu Cancelled by Spanish Organizers Because He Won’t Disavow Israel appeared first on The Stream.

In Memoriam: Peter Schramm, 1946-2015

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 17 hours ago
Peter Schramm was an immigrant to this country, and he loved it in the way only those who have good characters and have seen despotism can. His family came from Hungary in 1956, like so many others. He was a... The post In Memoriam: Peter Schramm, 1946-2015 appeared first on The Stream.

Mid-week links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*Ponies for bringing in the crowds on weekends.They park them in front of a local restaurant/cafe.* Too lazy to blog, too rainy to ride. I think I'll just go sink some battleships in World of Warships. Meanwhile, enjoy some links... - *DON'T MISS*: The Pinquanhui: an extraordinary 1999 post on a KKK-style anti-aborigine organization by one of the sharpest and most informed observers of Taiwan politics I know. - *KMTitanic*: President Ma Ying-jeou and Vice President Wu Den-yi to stump for KMT candidate Hung Hsiu-chu. This is because she wasn't unpopular enough on h... more »

Thai Police Say Man in Yellow Shirt is Bangkok Bomber

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 18 hours ago
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Tuesday investigators believe a man seen in security video wearing a yellow T-shirt and carrying a backpack set off the explosion at a central Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people and injured more than... The post Thai Police Say Man in Yellow Shirt is Bangkok Bomber appeared first on The Stream.

Lawmakers Ask DOJ for Enforcement Info on Fetal Tissue Laws

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 18 hours ago
Republican leaders on the House Judiciary Committee are asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) for information on the enforcement of fetal tissue laws, as part of its investigation into Planned Parenthood. The post Lawmakers Ask DOJ for Enforcement Info on Fetal Tissue Laws appeared first on The Stream.

IRS: Computer Breach Far Bigger Than First Thought

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 18 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency originally disclosed. An additional 220,000 potential victims had information stolen from an IRS website as... The post IRS: Computer Breach Far Bigger Than First Thought appeared first on The Stream.

No Trophy for You

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 18 hours ago
NFL quarterbacks fear Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison. So should participation trophies, the ubiquitous trinkets given to children for merely showing up and rounding out the rosters of local sports leagues. The other day, Harrison learned that his sons had... The post No Trophy for You appeared first on The Stream.

An Open Letter to Tristram Hunt

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
*Another guest post, this time from Lawrence Shaw who's another good comrade of mine. Whatever your views regarding the Labour leadership contest, Lawrence's analysis skewers the complacency of much of the Labour right.* Dear Tristram, Thanks for your email and publicised statement informing us of your voting preferences in the Labour leadership and your numerous issues with Jeremy Corbyn’s politics. I felt I should also respond openly as you have done to articulate my views as a local member in Stoke Central. I share some of your concerns about Corbyn’s wider appeal to the elect... more »

Ray McGovern Pays Tribute to Obama's Heroic Personal Cowardice

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
Ray McGovern Pays Tribute to Obama's Heroic Personal Cowardice from Spike EP on Vimeo. *"Now, after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets. This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground. Instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. But I’m confident we can hold the Assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out. Our military has positioned as... more »

New Clinton Email Count: 305 Documents with Potentially Classified Information

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 19 hours ago
More than 300 of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails — or 5.1 percent of those processed so far — have been flagged for potential secret information, the State Department reported to a federal court Monday as the... The post New Clinton Email Count: 305 Documents with Potentially Classified Information appeared first on The Stream.

Jacob Bekenstein (1947-2015)

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
Sadly, Jacob Bekenstein, the forefather of black hole thermodynamics affiliated with the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, died in Helsinki on Sunday night. I've known him well enough, especially from his Spring 2004 visit to Harvard when I talked to him many times (although less frequently than with the most important communication counterparts). I took this picture in his office in the Jefferson Labs. He was born in Mexico City, moved to a polytechnic in New York, and studied as John Wheeler's student at Princeton University (PhD in 1972). You must have heard that aside from the w... more »

How TV Affects Your Brain Chemistry For The Worse

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
*I am of the thought that there is something even deeper than this going on, that there is likely a wave or thought being broadcast into people's consciousness that creates a mechanism that causes a lot of people in the world to resist awakening . . to defend the illusion that they call reality . . to get mad at the messenger that tries to help them see through the illusion . . they shoot the messenger if they are told things that go against the programming . . * [image: Waking Times] August 17, 2015 Heather Callaghan, *Contributor* Have you ever overheard an intense or hea... more »

IPR and Innovation 24, The US-China IP cooperation dialogue

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
Here is another instance that while there are hawkish calls for military and political confrontation between the US and China in the future, another side of reality is that there are many instances of cooperation and dialogue between the two biggest economies in the planet. Being a non-believer and non-advocate of BIG government, I side with the non-militarist view, of more trade and investments relations between and among countries as the key to a more peaceful, more prosperous world. There is an existing *US-China Intellectual Property (IP) Cooperation Dialogue*. The first report... more »

(In Memoriam, Julian Bond)  Gullible Americans Forever and Ever?  (Governments Admit They Carry Out False Flag Terror)

I can't help thinking somehow that better health care would have kept Julian Bond alive for another 10 or 20 years. Did his health care providers explore every avenue for his vascular condition? It's hard to accept the early and entirely unexpected passing of a vibrant person who had a massive influence on your personal moral development. Seems that there are many of us out here who were

God Wants to Use Me?

Betty Robison at The Stream - 19 hours ago
BETTY ROBISON — “Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:4) When the Lord truly delivered me from my fear... The post God Wants to Use Me? appeared first on The Stream.

Geopolitics - Marvin Herndon - Peer Reviewed Scientific Evidence Exposes Chemtrail as Crime Against Humanity

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
Coal fly ash is the killer.well, well, well... so, after decades of ridiculing the Chemtrail Idiots, it seems like some Humble Pie is in order for the attack-dog barking nay-sayers. According to a brand-new peer-reviewed report compiled by world-famous geo-physicist Marvin Herndon, *WE'RE ALL TARGETS FOR GLOBAL ANNIHILATION*. Not just the Africans. Not just the Arabs. Not just the dissidents and the terrorists and the radical elements of our so-called Society. EVERYONE is being assaulted (on a daily basis) by officially sanctioned CHEMTRAIL EXPERIMENTS involving the pumping of toxic... more »

Just a reminder of how delusional Ed Balls was on election night 2015

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
Oh so sweet to watch again especially when Ed Balls is telling us that the people decide elections not David Cameron, the Conservative Party and Iain Dale. Yes they do Ed Balls, yes they do, and look what happened to you on that night. Listening to Harriet Harman is also instructive. Remember these are the people who still want to run this country. Also when Jeremy Paxman says to Paul Mason "Dejection up there?", is he asking about the Labour view or Paul Mason's? Paul Mason does look rather sick, shame. And here is the moment Ed Balls lost his seat; happy days. Sometimes i... more »

Military Photo of the Day: August 18, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
A U.S. Army soldier fires a machine gun during a training exercise in Pabrade, Lithuania, on Aug. 12, 2015. Thank you to Sgt. James Avery for capturing this image! The post Military Photo of the Day: August 18, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.

Economic News , Data & Views - Early Tuesday Morning Report ( August 18 , 2015 ) - Focus This Morning On Greece , China & Emerging Markets Items Of Note !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 23 hours ago
Greece..... *Hattori Hanzo* ‏@Tysntny 3m 3 minutes ago Corfu Corfu sunset! #sunset #Corfu #Greek #*Greece* #sunset #greekisland # greekislands #visitgeece #visitcorfu #travel… [image: Embedded image permalink] *Proper Greek Analyst* ‏@countergreek 1h 1 hour ago #Greece Full Privatization List Submitted to the Dutch Parliament. Contains elements denied by the Greek Government http://www. tweedekamer.nl/downloads/document *Telegraph News* ‏@TelegraphNews 2h 2 hours ago *Greece* sells airports to Germans as Bundestag prepares for day of reckoning http://tgr.ph/1Jfbn... more »

Burdens of Proof

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 23 hours ago
Burdens of proof are often seen as something boring and only important for lawyers. In fact, the burden of proof is important for everyone and can sometimes lead to results that, on the face of things, seem very weird indeed. Remember O. J. Simpson? He was acquitted of murder by a jury and then a couple of years later found liable by another jury for wrongful death. That seems inconsistent, to say the least, but in fact it makes perfectly good sense when you realize the first jury was a criminal jury and the second was a civil jury. In a criminal case the jury (or judge of ther... more »

MENA Report ( August 18 , 2015 ) - Iraq/ Syria Regional War + Turkey Intervention in focus.... Yemen Regional Proxy War - no safe places for civilians as onslaught continues..... Iran Nuclear Deal Items of the day .... Af- Pak items of note ...... Libya political and security chaos continues unabated - even as Arab and Western nations contemplate new interventions !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Links..... *80 Killed in Battle Over Yemeni City of Taiz* *Israeli Military: Iran Deal Could Benefit Israel* *Pakistani Airstrikes Kill 65 in Tribal Areas* *215 Killed as Iraq Govt Meets Resistance to Reforms* *Governor: Aden to Be Yemen's New Capital for Next Five Years* *340 Rabbis Urge Congress to Support Iran Nuclear Deal* PKK Urges US to Mediate in Its War With Turkey and Admits to Secret Talks With Washington Insurgent Rocket Fire Kills Three in Syrian Coastal City: State Media Russia, Iran Say Future of Assad a Matter for Syrians Police Off... more »

There is much more to the explosion in Tianjin China than CNN says

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 1 day ago
BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation... Military helicopters now patrolling Beijingnaturalnews.com Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/050816_Tianjin_explosion_space-based_weapons_military_retaliation.html#ixzz3j8cKs5p1 Monday, August 17, 2015by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger (NaturalNews) EXCLUSIVE: Mainland Chinese dissidents have handed Natural News the following bombshell story. (Two minor updates / corrections are now included in this story, see below.) The Tianji... more »

Is Thomas Mulcair Intending A “British Columbia Outcome” for the October Federal Election?

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
Is Thomas Mulcair Intending A “British Columbia Outcome” for the October Federal Election? Written by Robin Mathews The outcome of the 2013 B.C. Election is burned into the souls of British Columbians. Beginning with a 20 point lead, the NDP went down to ignominious defeat. Even people who weren’t fond of the NDP knew a change was needed and helped make up the 20 point lead. But the B.C. NDP handed the election to the neo-liberal, deeply corrupt, so-called “Liberal” party of British Columbia (always in close harmony with the present national Conservative Party led by Stephen ... more »

Has the Unrepresented Majority Finally Reached Its Boiling Point?

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 1 day ago
We can acknowledge that Donald Trump’s popularity is partially related to his unapologetic defense of himself and his policies, but let’s examine why that is particularly appealing to his supporters and others. How did we get to this point? Grass-roots... The post Has the Unrepresented Majority Finally Reached Its Boiling Point? appeared first on The Stream.

Random Thoughts

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 day ago
Random thoughts on the passing scene: Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. President Obama’s “agreement” with Iran looks very much like “the emperor’s new clothes.” We are supposed to pretend... The post Random Thoughts appeared first on The Stream.

Update on Ukraine....Why Peace in Ukraine is Dangerous to NATO

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Patrick Henningsen explains why Peace in Ukraine is Dangerous to NATO* Today "Texas" is reporting that there was heavy shelling in Donetsk overnight. I hate to say it, but it's probably true that the Kiev junta is shelling that particular area heavily because soldier, videographer and war journalist "Texas" has become a burr under their saddle. *He's the West's worst nightmare*--a volunteer soldier from one of the fascist oligarch occupied nations "*gone over to the other side*" and fighting back. The Junta (and its puppeteer, the US State Department) is no doubt saying, as we us... more »

The Summer of Our Discontent

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 1 day ago
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger — a discontent — in the public mood. Little seems to be going right. America appears in decline under a disengaged president.... The post The Summer of Our Discontent appeared first on The Stream.

Displaced by Dams: The Plight of Indigenous People in Malaysia

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *Here's the truth behind the resettlement of indigenous people in Malaysia for the construction of three mega dams. The post Displaced by Dams: The Plight of Indigenous People in Malaysia appeared first on Waking Times.

John Oliver tackles a subject that can be critical to the future health of society: sex education

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Johnny Stanton's story*: *"For me it all started when I went bowling with Judy today. I should have known something was different as soon as she got a strike. She's usually such a rotten bowler."* *by Ken* What Judy revealed, as Johnny bowled on in that resurrected nugget of Sex Education Past, was that "got her first period today!" Well, no wonder she was suddenly transformed into the Terror of the Lanes. If young Johnny looks familiar, by the way, he's not, as I thought fleetingly, a young Sylvester Stallone. *It's somebody much better!* *Yes, it's Breaking Bad's and Better Ca... more »

The Men Who Own America

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

‘Bloggers are harming MPs,’ says MP. Diddums? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Four days after the introduction of its new law clamping down on internet speech, the government’s new Harmful Digital Communications Act is being let loose to chill political speech Irony on irony here. Because the speech attacked is that of chief youth supporter of NZ First Curwen Ares Rolinson, an advocate of a bigger more aggressive state, who is being accused of “harmful” speech by his party’s recently-ousted deputy leader. The bloggers, says the poor dear, are harming the MPs. And before you say “diddums,” realise that this is precisely the speech the Act is intended to an... more »

The further failure of phony credit creation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The mainstream view on economic growth is that it is based on credit, great gobs of it, created out of thin air by trading banks on the back of very scanty reserves and lent out under the control and at the behest of the central bank. Created credit creates growth, they say. The Austrian view is that economic progress is based on progress in creating and accumulating capital. That created credit is counterfeit capital. That growth created by counterfeit capital is illusory, is malinvestment. That it leads to bubbles (borrowing to buy inflating assets, assets inflating further, ind... more »

GcMAF, Nagalase and the Immune System

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 1 day ago
Activist Post August 16, 2015 [image: GcMAF-Cancer-Therapy] By Catherine J. Frompovich This blog will be short and to the point, since the important information is to be heard in the link that discusses the researcher’s theory as to why some very prominent doctors have left the planet recently. Doctors Jeff Bradstreet and Nicholas Gonzalez apparently were on to the biochemistry of what was causing autism and many chronic diseases. Their research apparently had zeroed in on a specific set of proteins and enzymes that can cause the human immune system to malfunction. Dr. Bradstreet... more »

The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide of the Roman Empire

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The Bailout State Is as Old as Rome *Guest post by Larry Reed* More than 2,000 years before America’s bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman government rescued failing institutions, cancelled personal debts, and spent huge sums on welfare programs. The result wasn’t pretty. Roman politicians picked winners and losers, generally favouring the politically well connected — a practice that’s central to the welfare state of modern times, too. As numerous writers have noted, these expensive rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul efforts were ... more »

64 more papers retracted for fake reviews, this time from Springer journals

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
This is officially becoming a trend: Springer is pulling another 64 articles from 10 journals after finding evidence of faked peer reviews, bringing the total number of retractions from the phenomenon north of 230. Given that there have been about 1,500 papers retracted overall since 2012, when we first reported on the phenomenon, faked reviews have been […] The post 64 more papers retracted for fake reviews, this time from Springer journals appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Wow!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
This was Russian pilot Svetlana Kapanina warming up for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics - CES (National): "Payroll employment rises by 215,000 in July; unemployment rate unchanged at 5.3% 08/07/2015; Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent. Job gains occurred in retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities." How then is it possible for worldwide mass layoffs to be carried out at the same time? Answer: The U.S. Government is lying and will continue to lie until the dollar finally crashes, whereupon the deceived poor will be horribly poorer while the informed filthy rich will find themselves even richer.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ Bankruptcy and Economic Stagnation: Mass Layoffs Worldwide as Corporate Mergers near New Record By Andre Damon Theme: Global Economy Global Research, August 16, 2015 World Socialist Web Site 15 August 2015 *Major transnational corporations, including Kraft, Motorola, Lenovo, Tyson and HTC have announced mass layoffs in recent days amid a boom in mergers and acquisitions, which are on track to hit a record this year.* Processed foods... more »

Bangkok Blast: Who the Liars Say Did It, Says it All

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*August 18, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - In the wake of the recent Bangkok bombing, the BBC in its report, "Bangkok bomb: Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital," manages to write paragraph after paragraph without so much as mentioning once ousted dictator Thaksin Shinawatra's name, nor mentioning the abhorrent violence carried out by his political front in an increasingly desperate bid to cling to power before ultimately being ousted in 2014. The BBC was exposed amid Thailand's 2013-2014 anti-Shinawatra protests during which it regularly spun or covered up violence carried out by S... more »

Overshooting on Student Debt

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 1 day ago
Student debt and escalating college costs are a serious problem that presidential candidates must address. And Hillary Clinton’s solution, proposed last week, does include useful elements. For example, she advocates an income-based loan repayment program — in other words, to... The post Overshooting on Student Debt appeared first on The Stream.

Catholic Pediatrician Fired for Refusing to Violate Her Beliefs Settles Case

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
The American Center for Law and Justice is pleased to announce the settlement of the case of Doris Fernandes vs. The City of Philadelphia, et al. Dr. Fernandes, a Catholic pediatrician who objected to participating in certain reproductive health services, particularly contraception, emergency... The post Catholic Pediatrician Fired for Refusing to Violate Her Beliefs Settles Case appeared first on The Stream.

Progress and poverty

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Have not the great merchants, great manufacturers, great inventors, done more for the world than preachers and philanthropists? Can there be any doubt that cheapening the cost of necessaries and conveniences of life is the most powerful agent of civilisation and progress?”* ~ Charles Elliot Perkins, (railroad magnate, 1840-1907) What’s the relationship between economic progress and poverty? Simple: the first demolishes the second. All of human history is a history of abject poverty. And then began an industrial revolution that has taken two-hundred years to almost sweep the ... more »

Memorandum for the Director: Estimate of the Situation in the Pacific and Recommendations for Action by the United States. (1940) by Arthur H. McCollum

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
McCollum memorandum *Memorandum for the Director: Estimate of the Situation in the Pacific and Recommendations for Action by the United States.* (1940) *by Arthur H. McCollum* 0p-16-F-2 ONI 7 October 1940 *Memorandum for the Director* *Subject:* Estimate of the Situation in the Pacific and Recommendations for Action by the United States. 1. The United States today finds herself confronted by a hostile Germany and Italy in Europe and by an equally hostile Japan in the Orient. Russia, the great land link between these two groups of hostile powers, is at present neutral, but in a... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*New Orleans, region much better prepared to evacuate after hard lessons of 8-29-05 ~John Simerman, N.O. Advocate *

A Memo From the Boss

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
Dear Amazonians: There was a hit piece that came out this weekend in the *NY Times*, entitled Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace." So when I came in today on my yacht and helicopter, off my private elevator and got to my office, I wished to be the first to officially respond to this unabashed hit piece in this interoffice memo. First off, this is not the Amazon I've been leading from Day One since 1994 and the execrable business and management practices detailed in the *New York Times* never once victimized me or my senior executive staff. And if I... more »

Musical Interlude: Afshin, "Prayer of Change"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Afshin, "Prayer of Change" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“M83 is one of the closest and brightest spiral galaxies on the sky. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hydra, majestic spiral arms have prompted its nickname as the Southern Pinwheel. Although discovered 250 years ago, only much later was it appreciated that M83 was not a nearby gas cloud, but a barred spiral galaxy much like our own Milky Way Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* M83, pictured above by the Hubble Space Telescope in a recently released image, is a prominent member of a group of galaxies that includes Centaurus A and NGC 5253, all of which lie about 15 ... more »

Edward Abbey, "Benedicto"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets' towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where d... more »

Bizarrely, Trump Still Claims He's Going To Win The Hispanic Vote

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Trump's call to freeze *legal* immigration into the U.S. doesn't get mentioned much in the "news." But that's part of the hateful garbage that he and the KKK senator, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, came up with as Trump's official policy on immigration. It certainly is thrilling, the racist scum among us. Ann Coulter was so excited this morning that she was in a tweeting frenzy of Trump adulation: And keep in mind that what Trump says he wants to do is forcibly round up and deport 11 million immigrants, a population about the size of Ohio or Georgia, more than the entire po... more »

No, Half of British Youths Aren’t “Bisexual”

William M Briggs at The Stream - 1 day ago
A survey by YouGov in Great Britain recently announced that “1 in 2 young people say they are not 100 percent heterosexual.” This headline betrays an enormous confusion in our culture’s understanding of human nature, and the language we use to refer to ourselves. The... The post No, Half of British Youths Aren’t “Bisexual” appeared first on The Stream.

Chet Raymo, “A Universal We?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“A Universal We?”* by Chet Raymo “I have a few words to say about Oxford anthropologist Harvey Whitehouse, and his thoughts on ritual as "the glue that holds social groups together." I was drawing on a story in “Nature.” He is quoted further: "Emotionally intense rituals have bound us together and pitted us against our enemies throughout the history of our species. It was only when nomadic foragers began to settle down did we discover the possibilities for establishing much larger societies based on frequently repeated creeds and rituals." The big question, according to Whitehous... more

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