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Thomas Paine

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

19 Aug - Blogs I'm Following

First Lady Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron...First Lady Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, talk before having tea in the private residence at Downing Street in London, England, May 24, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Prime Minister David Cameron takes qu...English: Prime Minister David Cameron takes questions from students at Qatar University in Doha where he held a PM Direct event on the third day of his tour of the Middle East (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Rooster not soft when removing cox

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 16 minutes ago
An open letter to Bruce and DJ Except for you I would never have worked Microsoft word 2001 sitting on my computer for a long time not abused just not connected to me in 2015 my father told me son if you can not say something positive do not speak like the sun because under its glare you are no one I am an optimist at heart and while I acknowledge everyone has a dark part I know all people born on not just knowing proof that on this planat all participants are given a good heart Love the great hearts and the brave hearts and people like Rooster are making profits by making human nature ... more »

Boot Camp Not Benefits

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 23 minutes ago
[image: welfare - 900] BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Since his party’s impressive election victory in May, Prime Minister David Cameron is moving quickly to fulfill his campaign promise to ensure welfare benefits are no longer a way of life for many of his fellow citizens.... The post Boot Camp Not Benefits appeared first on The Stream.

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “The Storm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
Yanni, “The Storm” "The Concert Event" Live Concert from Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas 2004 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ez-E8sPbU4

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
“In cosmic brush strokes of glowing hydrogen gas, this beautiful skyscape unfolds across the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy and the center of the northern constellation Cygnus the Swan. The featured image spans about six degrees. *Click image for larger size.* Bright supergiant star Gamma Cygni (Sadr) to the upper left of the image center lies in the foreground of the complex gas and dust clouds and crowded star fields. Left of Gamma Cygni, shaped like two luminous wings divided by a long dark dust lane is IC 1318, whose popular name is understandably the Butterfly Nebula. The more c... more »

Woman’s Final Wish: Don’t Vote for Hillary Clinton

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 23 minutes ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey woman has used her obituary to make a final request to friends and family: Please don’t vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. Elaine Fydrych’s husband said Wednesday she was a registered Democrat... The post Woman’s Final Wish: Don’t Vote for Hillary Clinton appeared first on The Stream.

Media Matters: Journalists Must Abide By Gay Group’s Guidelines

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 23 minutes ago
[image: Media Matters: Journalists Must Abide By Gay Group’s Guidelines] Journalists must never "violate" the guidelines set by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) when writing stories about transgender people. "The Kansas City Star identified Dominguez as a 'man' in its initial report on the murder -- violating GLAAD and Associated... The post Media Matters: Journalists Must Abide By Gay Group’s Guidelines appeared first on The Stream.

The Petroleum Cartel

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 52 minutes ago
A 1952 U.S. staff report to the Federal Trade Commission titled, “The International Petroleum Cartel,” documented serious cartel like behavior in the global oil industry, yet all criminal and civil charges were ultimately dropped.[i]The report established that seven firms essentially dominated assets, reserves, production, and refining and noted that control was exercised directly and indirectly, through interlocking directorates, joint ownership of affiliates, intercompany crude purchase contracts, and marketing agreements. Over fifty years later, the Seven Sisters are reduced i... more »

What Ingredients are in Your Beer?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video -* The reason that beer companies in the US don’t disclose ingredients is simple: they don’t have to. So what's in your beer? The post What Ingredients are in Your Beer? appeared first on Waking Times.

LOLz: Taiwan Hunts Terrorist Bomber

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
...and you thought all those stories about Taiwan/Thailand confusion were apocryphal... from Bay Area News... _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Bill English’s 30-year plan

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
The Kremlin used to write 5-year Plans—at the end of which they would admit that the last five years was not exactly a *total* success, but rest assured that the *next *five years would be glorious. Five years later, that same announcement would be made again. The Kremlin’s planners have now moved to Wellington and appear to be writing Bill English’s speeches—for he has just announced an exciting *Thirty Year* Infrastructure Plan, that “sets out New Zealand’s response to the infrastructure challenges we will face over the next three decades.” This would be something like the Auckl... more »

Glenn Beck Says ‘We Will Destroy Ourselves’ if We Don’t Realize This About Donald Trump’s Popularity

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Glenn Beck Says ‘We Will Destroy Ourselves’ if We Don’t Realize This About Donald Trump’s Popularity] Glenn Beck on Wednesday said he believes he knows why so many people are rallying around Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, even though Trump may not have the same values as many of his apparent supporters. "Here's what's happened to... The post Glenn Beck Says ‘We Will Destroy Ourselves’ if We Don’t Realize This About Donald Trump’s Popularity appeared first on The Stream.

On the electronic- and print-media campaign trail with Bernie Sanders

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*Bernie talks about campaign finance, from a 37-minute interview with Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein.* *by Ken* It was a media experiment of sorts. "Days before Donald Trump helped draw twenty-four million viewers to Fox for the first Republican Presidential primary debate," Daniel Wenger begins a "Talk of the Town" piece, "Enter Sandman" (for subscribers only, I'm guessing), in the August 24 *New Yorker*, Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, took to YouTube for a new-media gambit. Broadcasting from a drab Washington, D.C., apartment, the Brooklyn-bred Democratic candidate delive... more »

Age of consent

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
Sexual activity is a normal part of adult life. But it's a normal part of adult life - it's not something appropriate or normal for children. That means there is a age below which someone can never legally agree to any sexual activity. And agreement to sexual activity is always required. Unconsented to sexual activity at any age is always unlawful. The age of consent means the age at which a person can legally consent to sexual activity. Sexual activity means all types of sexual conduct ranging from kissing to fondling to sexual intercourse. In Canada the age of consent for sex... more »

Basics: Tax Increment Financing Subsidies

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 3 hours ago
Last week I made a presentation to the Colorado Assessors Association on tax increment financing (TIF) subsidies. With the organization's permission, I am sharing the PowerPoint presentation for my talk, as well as adding this introduction. The talk begins by putting TIF in the context of subsidies generally. As a subsidy, TIF is subject to the three main potential drawbacks of their use: Inefficiency, inequality, and environmental harm. These differing harms often call forth coalitions that prove the adage that "Politics makes strange bedfellows." One example was a joint appearanc... more »

7th Planned Parenthood Video Exposes Illegal Partial-Birth Abortion Activity

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: 7th Planned Parenthood Video Exposes Massive Illegal Partial-Birth Abortion] So far, the undercover videos by The Center for Medical Progress have revealed that Planned Parenthood is illegally profiting from the sale of fetal body parts, a felony. Now, there is substantial evidence the abortion provider is manipulating its procedures and... The post 7th Planned Parenthood Video Exposes Illegal Partial-Birth Abortion Activity appeared first on The Stream.

Mooncake

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

7th Planned Parenthood Video Shows Baby Born Alive: There is No Defense Left

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Holly O'Donnell Ex-Procurement Technician] At five minutes and fifty-nine seconds into the video, I cried. After six videos from the Center for Medical Progress, I have heard and seen such horrifying things that I made it almost 6 minutes into this seventh video, third... The post 7th Planned Parenthood Video Shows Baby Born Alive: There is No Defense Left appeared first on The Stream.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 20th August)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 4 hours ago
Iain Duncan Smith’s DWP admits using 'fake' claimants in benefit sanctions leaflet A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) leaflet featured one welfare claimant, "Sarah", who said she was "really pleased" a cut to her benefits had encouraged her to improve her CV. But after a Freedom of Information request by website Welfare Weekly, the DWP said they were not real claimants. The images used

Alex Jones Debates David Duke...My Take...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 5 hours ago
Last night I was informed about an interesting debate that had occurred earlier that day between known schlock-jock and pompous radio talk show host, Alex Jones, and Dr. David Duke.... I actually decided late last night to listen to the entire "debate" and want to give my own two cents worth..... First, I want to present the Youtube video of this "debate" right here for anyone that has not heard it yet.... NTS Notes: OK, my take on this "debate"... First, I am not too happy by the actions and attitude by Alex Jones in this so called "debate"... He did everything possible from t... more »

"The Pain, The Glory..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.” - Paul Tillich

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 19, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Noah Feldman, Bloomberg*:* Iran Deal Is Shaping the Iraq War* Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, is taking severe steps to rid himself of his troublesome predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki. On the heels of a government shakeup, the latest move is a parliamentary report blaming Maliki and many of his political and military leaders for the fall of Mosul to Islamic State last summer. The report is going to be referred to a public prosecutor -- which means Abadi may be plotting a criminal prosecution. Maliki is fighting back, issuing a public statement repudiating the report. Given tha... more »

Like The Gulag Archipelago, the Planned Parenthood Videos Show Us the Victims of a Utopian Dream

Jason Jones & John Zmirak at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: PP Video Gulag] Millions of highly-educated Americans still defend Planned Parenthood. Forty years ago, the same kind of people defended Communism. They might have regretted its excesses, and cringed at some of its methods, but its astronomically high ideals inspired them, especially next... The post Like *The Gulag Archipelago*, the Planned Parenthood Videos Show Us the Victims of a Utopian Dream appeared first on The Stream.

The Stream Is Investigating HHS Oversight of Fetal Tissue Trafficking

The Editors at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Congress hearing testimony HHS] The Stream has launched an investigation via the Freedom of Information Act into the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services oversight of fetal tissue transfers. All records responsive to The Stream’s request are due for release according to law no later than... The post *The Stream* Is Investigating HHS Oversight of Fetal Tissue Trafficking appeared first on The Stream.

Scientists Find How Obesity Gene Works, a Clue to Treatment

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: tape measure - 900] Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise. The work solves a big... The post Scientists Find How Obesity Gene Works, a Clue to Treatment appeared first on The Stream.

Did Black Lives Matter Organizer Shaun King Mislead Oprah Winfrey by Pretending to be Biracial?

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Shaun King - 400] An investigative blogger has accused Shaun King, a key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, of misleading media icon Oprah Winfrey by pretending to be biracial in order to qualify for an "Oprah scholarship" to historically black Morehouse College. The blogger... The post Did Black Lives Matter Organizer Shaun King Mislead Oprah Winfrey by Pretending to be Biracial? appeared first on The Stream.

TPP leverage?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
The commentariat is of a single half-mind that NZ is that because NZ has already removed most of its tariffs we are negotiating the TPP with one hand behind our backs, and are about to get our pants down. Garbage, says Eric Crampton. (Well, that’s my summary since he’s far too well-mannered a fellow.) *I could understand this argument if we were talking about bilateral trade deals. But, New Zealand is only one of many countries in the TPP. Whatever deal comes in applies to all of them…. I just can’t see how New Zealand’s tariff status affects things. We’re a small enough coun... more »

ANALYSIS: Why Don’t They See the Miracle?

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: newborn - 400] I remember the close warmth of the Texas night, the small bedroom with its peach-toned walls, and the humid air punctuated by my mother's swift, hard breath. I remember the smell: the pungent scent of the herbs I'd been told... The post ANALYSIS: Why Don’t They See the Miracle? appeared first on The Stream.

‘Political Correctness Gone Absolutely Amock’: Tennessee Backtracks After Replacing ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ With ‘Parent 1′ and ‘Parent 2′

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: parents] The governing agency that oversees documentation for the entirety of the Tennessee state court system has reportedly reversed a controversial decision to remove "mother" and "father" from an official form in exchange for the more general terms "parent 1? and... The post ‘Political Correctness Gone Absolutely Amock’: Tennessee Backtracks After Replacing ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ With ‘Parent 1′ and ‘Parent 2′ appeared first on The Stream.

World News Briefs -- August 19, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Eight soldiers killed, Istanbul palace attacked as Turkish unrest mounts* Gunmen fired on police outside an Istanbul palace and a bomb killed eight soldiers in the southeast on Wednesday, heightening a sense of crisis as Turkey's leaders struggled to form a new government. The Istanbul governor's office said two members of a "terrorist group" armed with hand grenades and an automatic rifle were caught after attacking the Dolmabahce palace, popular with tourists and home to the prime minister's Istanbul offices. One police officer was slightly wounded in the attack, st... more »

Chet Raymo, “On Beauty”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“On Beauty”* by Chet Raymo “I frequently muse about works of art in these postings. These have ranged from the highly abstract to the ultra-realistic, from the Middle Ages to the present. Often they have been paintings that I used for a while as a desktop on my computer, such as the work above, "The Cornish Coast," by the early-20th-century British impressionist Laura Knight. I pick these desktop images on a whim- Vermeer's "Milkmaid," Homer's "Cracking the Whip,' or Caravaggio's "Rest on the Flight Into Egypt," for example- and then slowly come to understand what it was that attra... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, "What To Remember When Waking"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"What To Remember When Waking"* "In that first hardly noticed moment to which you wake, coming back to this life from the other more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world where everything began, there is a small opening into the new day which closes the moment you begin your plans. What you can plan is too small for you to live. What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough for the vitality hidden in your sleep. To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others. To remember the other world in this world is to live in your true inh... more »

1-2-3, Anyone But Lee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*by Denise Sullivan* The last time we checked in on San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee (appointed to fill Gavin Newsom's vacated seat and elected for a full term in 2011) was set to run unopposed in the November election. But as candidate, community organizer, and singer Amy Farah Weiss (also known as "YIMBY" for Yes In My Backyard) has been quick to point out, there are in fact now five official alternatives to Lee on the ballot, though local media refuses to acknowledge their respective campaigns. In response to the black-out, Weiss and her fellow candidates, educator and organizer Fra... more »

‘Deflategate’ Judge Says Brady Suspension in Jeopardy

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at federal court in New York. Brady returns to practice and lawyers for the NFL and its players union face a federal judge Wednesday, Aug. 19, after settlement talks failed to reach a deal in football's deflation scandal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)] NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Brady might have reason to practice more intensely after a federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL’s four-game suspension of the New England Patriots quarterback over “Deflategate” is in jeopardy. U.S. Dis... more »

Potpourri for a Wednesday night

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Family matters (of the most pleasant variety) are almost entirely keeping me away from blogging at the moment (sorry!), and will continue to do so for a while yet... ...but I've got a little bit of spare time tonight to spew out a few thoughts about what little I've read, seen and heard of the BBC in recent days (and a thousand apologies for the stomach-turning choice of imagery there)... ...so here goes!... ****** I did hear a little bit of the BBC's 'migrants in Calais' coverage over the weekend *in advance* of that controversial ('as they say at the BBC') *Songs of Praise*.... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 19, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
China's last military parade, in 2009. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Jian Kang *The Diplomat:* *What Countries Will March in China's WW2 Anniversary Military Parade?* Foreign troops have already started arriving in Beijing for the September 3 parade. With Abe’s statement on the 70th anniversary of World War II in the books, those interested in Asia’s “history wars” are turning their focus to the next big event: China’s commemoration of the anniversary of the end of the war, which falls on September 3. The highlight of those celebrations will be a major military parade in Beiji... more »

So let’s talk about passive smoking

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Over the last decade, Nanny State and her anti-smoking hysterics have shut down bars, dissuaded drinkers from clubs, sent office workers out into the cold, and generally made lepers out of smokers in places of private property – and all on the basis of, it was said, the evidence that *passive smoking causes cancer.* Well, guess what… *Passive smoking doesn’t give you lung cancer. So says a **2013 report publicised by the American Cancer Institute** which will come as no surprise whatsoever to anyone with a shred of integrity who has looked into the origins of the great “environme... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Distances..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Our Finest Moments..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” ~ M. Scott Peck

Psychology: “Top 10 Self-Control Strategies”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Top 10 Self-Control Strategies”* by PsyBlog “Self-control is vital to our success. People who have good self-control tend to be both more popular and more successful in many areas of life. Those with low self-control, though, are at risk of overeating, addictions and underachievement. Unfortunately, as we all know to our cost, self-control frequently fails. Part of the problem is we overestimate our ability to resist temptation. Self-control can be built up, like a muscle. But you need to do the right types of mental exercises. So, here are ten techniques to boost your self-contr... more »

"What Does It Mean?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“What does it mean to be deemed a madman in a society run by madmen? What does it mean to be judged a deviant in a nation dominated by deviants? Why is it that a so called “terrorist” in an atmosphere of dread and tyranny always seems to end up being but a man who only seeks to be free?” - “Giordano Bruno"

Satire: “Republicans Defend Right to Be Born and Immediately Deported”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Republicans Defend Right to Be Born and Immediately Deported”* by Andy Borowitz DES MOINES (The Borowitz Report)— “Eager to shore up their pro-life credentials, several Republican Presidential candidates used campaign appearances on Wednesday to assert that the babies of undocumented workers have the right to be born and then immediately deported. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee sounded that theme in a campaign appearance in Des Moines, telling his audience, “We must vigilantly safeguard the life of the unborn, and, as soon it is no longer unborn, make sure that it leaves a... more »

Toronto Olympics and The Star: Do You Smell Something?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
I'm sensing a pattern here. Is The Toronto Star, the only media in Toronto to publish a totally pro-Olympics piece (by Royson James, below), systematically shutting down anti-Olympic comments? Every story I could find on a possible Toronto bid has had it comments closed. Oddly, the overwhelming majority of comments are unreservedly NEGATIVE. August 13, 37 comments, closed. August 12 6 comments, closed. August 12, 57 comments, closed. August 12, 12 comments, closed. August 12, Royson James, 16 comments, closed. The most recent comment is dated "10 days ago," which would be bef...more »

Not bovvered

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters were outraged at the audacity of Cathy Newman’s ambush of their hero in some back alley t’other day. It was filmed and widely disseminated on the internet. Newman questioned him on his association with Hamas and Hezbollah and friendships with antisemitic individuals like Raed Salah, to which he protested “they never said anything antisemitic in front of me”, and of infamous holocaust denier Paul Eisen “I didn’t know he was a holocaust denier.” His main defence seemed to be that his mother stood alongside the Jewish people and the Irish people against t... more »

Yvette Cooper Visits Stoke

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Only one of the Labour leadership candidates have strayed into North Staffordshire and, of course, Yvette Cooper's pitch to members in Stoke-on-Trent last Sunday means she'll easily win the contest. The "Stoke effect" is real and has catapulted many a politician and celebrity into the stratosphere - just because I've been waiting on the launch pad for 20 years with no sign of ignition is besides the point. I'm rambling. Yvette Cooper came and she said some interesting things. For readers who've seen her previously at hustings events, her preamble may sound familiar. The anecdote a... more »

U.S. - Germany Pulling Patriot Missiles Out From Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) walks past the Patriot system as she meets with troops from a German NATO Patriot missile battery at a Turkish military base in Kahramanmaras February 24, 2013.Reuters/Murad Sezer *DoD Buzz*: *U.S. to Turkey: We’re Taking Those Patriots Home* Just days after Turkey agreed to let the U.S. launch airstrikes against Islamic militants Syria from Incirlik, the U.S. announced its pulling its Patriot missile systems out of the country, apparently because of recent Turkish bombing of Kurds in Iraq. My colleague, Richard Sisk, *has the story at Militar... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Supplemental: Jaime Fuller wins Snapchat endorsement!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015Makes Clinton’s words disappear:* Did Hillary Clinton do something wrong in her behavior with emails? We can’t really tell you that. But yesterday afternoon, Candidate Clinton made a glaring misstatement. She took some questions from the press. At one point, she even said this: CLINTON (8/18/15): Look, I just told Jeff. In retrospect, this didn’t turn out to be convenient at all. And I regret that this has become a cause célèbre. *But that does not change the facts. And no matter what anybody tries to say, the facts are stubborn. What I did was legally p... more »

Is The Ukraine Conflict About To 'Explode' Again?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Nikolas K. Gvosdev, National Interest:* *Russia and Ukraine: Back on the Brink of War*? *Just as there are tremors registered before a major earthquake occurs, there are clear warning signs that things could heat up very quickly, very soon.* While the ceasefire in Ukraine has been gradually eroding over the last several weeks, are we on the verge of seeing full-scale hostilities resume? While the position of the major European powers remains preservation of the Minsk peace process at all costs, even to the extent of studiously ignoring the recent flare-ups that make a mockery of... more »

Is The U.S. Ready To Fight A War Against Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast*:* Pentagon Fears It’s Not Ready for a War With Putin* The U.S. military has run the numbers on a sustained fight with Moscow, and they do not look good for the American side. A series of classified exercises over the summer has raised concerns inside the Defense Department that its forces are not prepared for a sustained military campaign against Russia, two defense officials told The Daily Beast. Many within the military believe that 15 years of counter-terrorism warfare has left the ground troops ill prepared to maintain logistics or troop levels... more »

Poll: Most Support Building Wall, Deporting Felon Illegals

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: immigration - iStock_000029680718_Medium] As far as voters are concerned - and not just Republicans - Donald Trump has a winning formula for fighting illegal immigration. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% of Likely Republican Voters agree with the GOP... The post Poll: Most Support Building Wall, Deporting Felon Illegals appeared first on The Stream.

August 19: Much ado about nothing.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 8 hours ago
The front page headline for today is that "Gallant and Harper spar over health funding". Is that a key issue in this election? Does it really make sense to fight a multi-billion dollar election over that? As a child, I called myself a Liberal because the word sounded nice. You know - generous, young, free spirited. Conservative sounded like being old. I really didn't have a clue what either of those parties was really about. And I wasn't the only one. My experience has been that most people vote for reasons like that - or because they've always voted for the same party. Nor do ou... more »

Iran Admits That It Threatened The Top UN Nuclear Inspector If He Disclosed 'Side Agreements'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi *The Tower*: *Iranian Official Says IAEA Chief “Would Have Been Harmed” Had He Disclosed Side Agreements* Iranian officials warned Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), that he would lose their trust in the event that he discloses the content of the Tehran regimes’ secret agreements with the international nuclear watchdog, according to a report Monday in Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organizati... more »

Leaked Document: U.N. Will Let Iran Inspect Its Own Suspected Nuclear Weapon Site

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
IISS *WNU Editor*: As I have mentioned more than once .... with each passing week we will learn more on what are those "secret side deals" with Iran .... *UN TO LET IRAN INSPECT ALLEGED NUKE WORK SITE* (AP). So it is now confirmed .... there will be no outside UN inspectors permitted at the suspected Iranian Parchin nuclear weapons site.

South Sudan's Peace Process Has Collapsed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*VOA*: *Peace Efforts in Tatters, South Sudan Sees New Fighting* With peace efforts in South Sudan in tatters, fighting resumed in parts of the country between government troops and rebel forces, a South Sudanese military spokesman said Wednesday. International frustration is mounting after South Sudan President Salva Kiir refused to sign a power-sharing deal with rebels on Monday, with the U.S. pushing on Tuesday for U.N. sanctions against the government. South Sudan military spokesman Colonel Philip Aguer said fighting broke out Wednesday in the oil-producing Upper Nile state, c... more »

You Might Be A Stupid American (And Canadian) Sheeple If.....

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
I am back... I had to spend a few days taking care of some work emergencies and some family business... There is so much that has been going on over the last few days that I have missed, and I do have some catching up to do.... Bare with me while I fire off a few interesting articles for everyone to look at... I have been truly shocked over the last while by the attitudes of many people that I run into on a daily basis.. It seems that most people are still totally oblivious to what is actually happening around the world and even in our own countries.... It is bad enough that again e... more »

U.N. to Let Iran Inspect its Own Alleged Nuclear Site

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Iran to Ban U.S., Canadian Inspectors from Nuclear Sites] VIENNA (AP) -- Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such... The post U.N. to Let Iran Inspect its Own Alleged Nuclear Site appeared first on The Stream.

Jeremy Corbyn is at odds with his 'friends' in Hamas and Hezbollah

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
The Telegraph reports http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/11812730/Jeremy-Corbyn-denies-knowing-Muslim-firebrand-who-condones-killing-British-soldiers.html that Jeremy Corbyn has said that: "My views are that the Holocaust was the most disgraceful and vile process of the history of the 20th century, if not the wider world and that has to be understood by successive generations and it has to be understood by all our children in schools. That surely is important," Strange that Jeremy Corbyn can allegedly believe that yet also happily call 'friends' Hamas and Hezbollah...... more »

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Televangelists"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Televangelists"* By Colin Gorenstein "On Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver took on the fraudulent behind-the-scenes (and occasionally, not so behind-the-scenes) practices of America’s mega-televangelist ministries — specifically, those that have exploited people’s faith for monetary gain with the promise that “donations will result in wealth coming back to you.” It’s called “The Prosperity Gospel,” and is built on the idea that every donation a congregant gives its pastor is a “seed” that will one day be harvested. “Wealth is a sign of ... more »

VA Caught Sending Veterans’ Mail to Shredder

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Veterans - 400] The government watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs reported Monday that it was able to substantiate claims that the VA’s Los Angeles office was sending mail from veterans to the shredder. The VA’s Office of Inspector General said it... The post VA Caught Sending Veterans’ Mail to Shredder appeared first on The Stream.

EMBO investigation yields two more retractions and three corrections for Voinnet

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
An investigation into the work of Olivier Voinnet by The EMBO Journal has led to another two retractions and three more corrections for the high-profile plant scientist, now suspended from the CNRS for two years. According to the authors, Voinnet was responsible for some of the errors; all papers have been questioned on PubPeer. The EMBO J, […] The post EMBO investigation yields two more retractions and three corrections for Voinnet appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Russia To Display A Replica Of The Most Powerful Nuclear Device Ever To Be Exploded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Model of the “Tsar Bomba” in the Sarov atomic bomb museum. Aircache *BBC*: *Russia to display mega H-bomb copy in Moscow* Russia will display a replica of the most powerful nuclear device ever to be exploded - the Soviet "Tsar Bomba" - near the Kremlin in Moscow next month. The AN-602 hydrogen bomb casings will be the main draw at an exhibition devoted to Russia's atomic achievements since 1945, at the Manezh centre. The Soviet Union exploded the 58-megaton H-bomb in 1961 in the Arctic. It was about 3,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima atom bomb. A specially designed bombe... more »

Corbyn 'forgot' meeting banned pro-Palestinian activist per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
The BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-33991920 are happy to accept Jeremy Corbyn at his word: 'Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has told the BBC he had "forgotten" meeting a controversial Lebanese activist. Mr Corbyn initially told BBC Radio 4's World at One programme he had no idea who Dyab Abou Jahjah was. He later said he must have forgotten meeting Mr Abou Jahjah, who is banned from the UK over his views on the Middle East, in 2009.' Forgotten, yes of course.

New Iranian Propaganda Video Shows What A Jihadist Siege Of Jerusalem Would Look Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Algemeiner*: *Shocking New Iranian Video Imagines Islamic Takeover of Jerusalem, Destruction of Israel (VIDEO)* A newly revealed video produced under the auspices of the Iranian regime in early August threatens and visualizes the destruction of Israel at the hands of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Iranian Middle East proxies, The Investigative Project on Terrorism reported on Monday. The animated video, produced by the Islamic Revolution Design House, depicts soldiers preparing for battle. One dons the IRGC insignia on his left arm, another the emblem of the Ira...more »

The U.S. "mainstream media" now fall in line repeating the lies promugated by the U.S. government. For example, convincing the ordinary Joe that we now need a nuclear war with Russia. Ironically, Mark Twain was able to see through the same sort of thing happening back when there was no TV. If only we could educate the average American to think rather than automatically believe government lies, we'd all be a whole lot safer.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 10 hours ago
------------------------------ *Gullible Americans Forever — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ August 17, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Gullible Americans Forever 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 ... more »

Russia - China Begin Largest Joint Pacific Naval Exercise

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The Chinese warships sail through the Tsushima Strait on August 17. Seven Chinese warships, on their way to participate in the China-Russian naval exercise codenamed Joint Sea-2015 (II) to be held in the Peter the Great Gulf, waters off the Clerk Cape, and the Sea of Japan from August 20 to 28, successively sailed through the Tsushima Strait connecting the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea on August 17, 2015. (Photo: Chinamil.com.cn/Ren Xu) *USNI News*: *Largest Chinese, Russian Joint Pacific Naval Exercise Kicks Off This Week* The navies of China and Russia will meet this week f... more »

Top U.S. Navy Admiral: SEALs Will Be Open To Women

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Navy SEALs will open to women, top admiral says* The Navy is planning to open its elite SEAL teams to women who can pass the grueling training regimen, the service's top officer said Tuesday. Adm. Jon Greenert, chief of naval operations, said he and the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, Rear Adm. Brian Losey, believe that if women can pass the legendary six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, they should be allowed to serve. "Why shouldn't anybody who can meet these (standards) be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason," Greenert said Tuesd... more »

Guest Post: Alex Law On Why He Supports The Iran Deal His DINO Opponent, Donald Norcross, Is Voting Against

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Norcross backs GOP war plans against Iran at Congregation Sons of Israel in Cherry Hill *by Alex Law* As a member of the Jewish community and someone who has traveled to Israel, I am deeply concerned about making sure Israel is as safe as possible. Even Americans that do not identify with the Jewish community care about Israeli's safety because they are our greatest ally in the world's most turbulent region. As an American, as a Jew, and as a citizen of the world, I believe strongly in the recently agreed upon Iran Deal. Unfortunately, my primary opponent in NJ CD-01, Donald Norcro... more »

EXCLUSIVE: Former top PKK commander Osman Ocalan speaks.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*EXCLUSIVE: Former top PKK commander Osman Ocalan, brother of Abdullah Ocalan, speaks to Rudaw* *I will, of course, highlight the interesting bits and add commentary* Osman Ocalan, In an interview with Rudaw, Osman Ocalan, the brother of jailed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan, spoke about the PKK and its financial supporters. Osman Ocalan, who has been a notable commander within PKK ranks, said currently the party has $50 million in annual income, which it gains through taxing local and regional merchants and smugglers. Ocalan said some wealthy businessm... more »

Obama to Visit New Orleans for 10th Anniversary of Hurricane

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken Aug. 29, 2010, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, left, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, right, tour Columbia Parc Development in New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans next week to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)] EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama will mark next week’s 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by visiting New Orleans, which bore t... more »

Puerto Rico: Adjuntas - A Mystery Lost in the Mountains

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 10 hours ago
*Adjuntas: A Mystery Lost in the Mountains* *By Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology* Forty years ago, bringing up the subject of UFOs in Puerto Rico would elicit two responses as to where the phenomenon could best be seen. One was at the Caribbean National Rainforest – better known as the enigmatic, jungle-draped peak of El Yunque – and the other was a far-less known one outside the island itself: the municipality of Adjuntas, nestled in the island’s central mountain range. The Caribbean island’s coffee-growing region, high in the Cordillera Central, is far cooler than th... more »

Stephen Harper's latest hit!

LeDaro at LeDaro - 10 hours ago
Enjoy!

Canadian PM Breaks The Law, Allowed To Run Again?

LeDaro at LeDaro - 10 hours ago
Great video. It is worth watching.

The Economy: “It’s Not Just China You Should Be Worried About”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“It’s Not Just China You Should Be Worried About”* by Bill Bonner TIVOLI, New York – “Chinese stocks fell hard yesterday. The Shanghai Composite plunged more than 6% – the biggest fall in three weeks. Our research team in Beijing is downcast. “Nobody here wants to hear about stocks,” they tell us. And the junkiest – and riskiest – part of the U.S. bond market has taken a dive too. Here’s that chart of the big U.S. junk bond ETF. It has completely rolled over this year… Meanwhile, U.S. corporate earnings have plateaued. And according to Deutsche Bank’s David Bianco, earnings are ... more »

Watertight oversight

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
A bit of advice I took on board from a certain 'below the line' commenter at *B-BBC* was to be highly wary about claiming that the BBC website *hasn't* reported something which we think they* should *have reported. Bloggers don't want to end up with egg on their faces after all. After all, the BBC *could*, perhaps, choose to publish any such 'unhelpful' stories somewhere relatively obscure - say, in their *Entertainment & Arts *section - or somewhere even more obscure still! - say, in some 'local news' part of their website ("buried it in *Wiltshire*", as we used to say). That sai... more »

Admiral: Navy SEAL Training Will Open to Women

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Navy SEAL Trident] The Navy is planning to open its elite SEAL teams to women who can pass the grueling training regimen, the service’s top officer said Tuesday in an exclusive interview. Adm. Jon Greenert said he and the head of Naval Special... The post Admiral: Navy SEAL Training Will Open to Women appeared first on The Stream.

Huckabee Vows to Shake Up Middle East Policies

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Folksy Mike Huckabee Joins the 2016 Presidential Race] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee on Wednesday vowed to abandon key American policies in the Mideast if he is elected next year, endorsing positions that would put the U.S. at odds with its closest allies. Huckabee said... The post Huckabee Vows to Shake Up Middle East Policies appeared first on The Stream.

Textbooks are a bargain

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 11 hours ago
Compared with Harvard tuition, that is, according to Irwin Collier: Excerpts from the Harvard Catalogue for 1874-75 with principal texts.... Incidentally, one finds that annual fees for a full course load at Harvard ran $120/year and a copy of John Stuart Mill’s Principles cost $2.50. Cf. today’s Amazon.com price for N. Gregory Mankiw’s *Economics* which is $284.16. If tuition relative to the price of textbooks had remained unchanged (and the quality change of the Mankiw textbook relative to Mill’s textbook(!) were equal to the quality change of the Harvard undergraduate education t... more »

Merchants of Doubt, spoilers

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
Jo Nova told us that there are plans to get the movie "Merchants of Doubt" to schools. The 2014 movie meant to be an attack against climate skeptics was loosely based on the 2010 book of the same name written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. Oreskes became notorious for her published claims that there exist no papers that disagree with the global warming orthodoxy – here you have some 1,350 counterexamples. As an assistant professor sometimes in 2005, I have had huge problems with that evil woman. She's the kind of (just slightly) feminime Stalin who doesn't hesitate to damage the ... more »

Stephen Harper: Train has left the station for you

LeDaro at LeDaro - 11 hours ago
My movie-maker programs have gone haywire. Not the best video but I hope it conveys the message.

The Precious Present

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Linda George* - This life is precious and it is happening now, in this very moment. The post The Precious Present appeared first on Waking Times.

Perfect Storm Coming in September...Trump, Putin and 9/11 Anniversary

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Trump Leads Polls* *The 'perfect storm' is brewing...and you'd better batten down the hatches!* The Trump Juggernaut just keeps rolling through mainstreet America. According to recent polls, Trump now has enough support to *win the Iowa primary*, possibly the Republican nomination...and* (GASP!)* *even the White House.* Folks, as I've said over and over again...ain't gonna happen. Something's gonna give. *Look for next month, **September, 2015...(September is the "witching month" in the US) as being one of the most cataclysmic in US history. *We have the *perfect storm *'abrewin:...more »

Yelp Now Allows You to Review the TSA

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: TSA - iStock_000011856403-medium] Many air travelers have shared their grievances online with the Transportation Security Administration over the years. But now Yelp will let users review and rate their experiences with the TSA, and potentially hear a response back. Yelp announced in a... The post Yelp Now Allows You to Review the TSA appeared first on The Stream.

Kevin Sorbo Opens Up about New Faith-Based Film

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Gallows Road - 400] Kevin Sorbo stars in a faith-based film about racism, forgiveness, and hope. The post Kevin Sorbo Opens Up about New Faith-Based Film appeared first on The Stream.

Wishful Ideas Have Consequences, Too

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Idea-400] In today's era of instantaneous news, mudslinging has risen to previously unseen levels. Business executives like Justine Sacco and Brendan Eich are beholden to Twitter mobs who hold no legal jurisdiction over them. Information regarding the latest news event cascades through social... The post Wishful Ideas Have Consequences, Too appeared first on The Stream.

Authority, Citizenship and Public Justice

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: 1gavel] North Americans famously esteem freedom but are ambivalent about authority. Authority strikes many of us as too constricting and insufficiently supportive of our desires and aspirations. Yet I believe that authority is key to understanding our humanity and the meaning... The post Authority, Citizenship and Public Justice appeared first on The Stream.

The Economic Way of Asking Questions

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Money Pile] It's trite and true to observe that economics differs (or should differ) in its scientific method and in its aspirations from other sciences such as physics and chemistry. Of all the physical, or non-social, sciences, biology is the science that is... The post The Economic Way of Asking Questions appeared first on The Stream.

The Not So New Russian Orthodox Banking System

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: The Kremlin] While they have much to recommend them, the free market and the global banking system aren't without their shortcomings. The Russian Orthodox Church has proposed a banking model that corrects what it sees as the most serious of that industry's... The post The Not So New Russian Orthodox Banking System appeared first on The Stream.

Fascinating Testimony Before the EPA on Geo-Engineering

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
I strongly recommend watching this testimony before the EPA on persistent contrails: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/08/geoengineering-activist-patrick-roddie-testifies-before-the-epa.html Down the rabbit hole....

A Bear Goes for a Dip in a Vancouver Family’s Pool

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Bear in Pool-400] Bears are great. Look at this little guy lounging about, enjoying the pool and hot tub. "Just relaxing and having a cool down." Good for him. And check this out...my wife Coral discovered some raccoons playing with our son's toys... The post A Bear Goes for a Dip in a Vancouver Family’s Pool appeared first on The Stream.

From ‘Bernie Who?’ to ‘Bernie Why Not?’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders - 400] I see Bernie Sanders and I hear Eugene McCarthy. The “issue” for “Clean, Gene” was the Vietnam War. The “issue” for the Sand Man centers on an economy he sees (with justification) as unfair and undemocratic. Two things they had in common:... The post From ‘Bernie Who?’ to ‘Bernie Why Not?’ appeared first on The Stream.

Judge dismisses defamation suit against diabetes journal

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Mario Saad can’t catch a break — yesterday, a Massachusetts judge dismissed his defamation suit against the American Diabetes Association, publisher of Diabetes, which published an expression of concern regarding four of his papers in March. The researcher has tried — and failed — to use the courts to remove the EoC. In Saad’s latest attempt to employ […] The post Judge dismisses defamation suit against diabetes journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.

PRETENDERS: Ifill pretends to interview prof!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015Part 3—Imitation of news:* Yesterday, Candidate Clinton said it again, during a press avail: “No matter what anybody tries to say, the facts are stubborn. What I did was legally permitted, number one, first and foremost, OK?” It certainly wasn’t OK on today’s Morning Joe! In that program’s opening segment, everyone said that statement was false—without naming the law or regulation Clinton had violated. Meanwhile, there’s that passage from the New York Times’ front page, two Sundays ago: “When she took office in 2009, with ever more people doing governm...more »

Fracking Causes Texas Family’s Water Well to Explode, Severly Burning Them

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Sharon Kelly* - A lawsuit claims that fracking is to blame for burning 4 year-old and parents in explosion of well water. The post Fracking Causes Texas Family’s Water Well to Explode, Severly Burning Them appeared first on Waking Times.

Planned Parenthood 7th Video: Beating hearts stilled...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*There are no words to describe the evilness that has been happening since Roe v Wade. None. * From YouTube: Image of Walter Fretz at 19 weeks from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic... *The videos in order:* Planned Parenthood: Selling Baby Parts...More Ghoulish Planned Parenthood Video Released... Planned Parenthood Exposé Continues with Video Number Three...Video #4: The Butchers of Planned Parenthood: "It's another boy!"...Breaking: Breaking my break for the 5th Planned Parenthood undercover video...Human Capital - Episode 2: Inside the Planned Parenthood Supply Site...

Africa Could Swallow China, America with Room to Spare

David Mills at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Africa big] How does the tool work? You enter a name of a country and then drag the country on to a geographical point of comparison whereby the tool adjusts the country to reflect its true size. For example, this is the... The post Africa Could Swallow China, America with Room to Spare appeared first on The Stream.

Is Nonsensical Language in Gulliver’s Travels Derived from Hebrew?

David Mills at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Gulliver in Lilliput] Dr. Irving N. Rothman, an English literature professor at the University of Houston, recently published an article called, "The 'Hnea Yahoo' of Gulliver's Travels and Jonathan Swift's Hebrew Neologisms,' in the annual Swift Studies publication. In it, Rothman, who also teaches Jewish... The post Is Nonsensical Language in *Gulliver’s Travels* Derived from Hebrew? appeared first on The Stream.

Identity is Lost without a Moral Compass, Psychologists Find

David Mills at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Man w compass in head] What defines a person? Is it their memories? Their hobbies? Look deeper, argue a pair of researchers--into the soul, so to speak. According to a new study, kindness, loyalty, and other traits of morality are what really constitute someone’s being. “Over... The post Identity is Lost without a Moral Compass, Psychologists Find appeared first on The Stream.

Child Uses 3-D Printed Prosthetic Hand for First Pitch

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: gty_Hailey_Dawson_baltimore_orioles_wg_150818_16x9_992__1439990103_70.119.142.63] A pint-sized baseball fan got to throw out the first pitch using a new “bionic” hand made from a 3-D printer. Hailey Dawson was born without a fully formed right hand due to a genetic condition called Poland syndrome, according... The post Child Uses 3-D Printed Prosthetic Hand for First Pitch appeared first on The Stream.

Classified E-Mails from Clinton Aides Kick-Started FBI Probe

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] An e-mail from a top Clinton adviser containing classified military intelligence information, and one from a top aide containing classified information about the Benghazi terror attack, were the documents that kick-started the FBI investigation into the mishandling of classified information,... The post Classified E-Mails from Clinton Aides Kick-Started FBI Probe appeared first on The Stream.

Teen with Down Syndrome Gets a Modeling Contract

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: madeline stuart - 415] Madeline Stuart was one of the first women with Down syndrome to receive a modeling contract after she decided to turn her life around and live her dreams. After more than a year of working out and doing photo shoots, the... The post Teen with Down Syndrome Gets a Modeling Contract appeared first on The Stream.

"Taste The Bush" - Offensive?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
Apparently this video is offensive, I found it quite amusing... Here's the still that 'offends'

Why Every Corporate Welfare Kingpin is Pushing ESEA (NCLB 2.0)

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
by Jim Horn While the clueless NEA/AFT/NPE/FairTest drones celebrate the possibility of a decreased federal testing role in the new ESEA, they remain quiet as church mice about the real threat to children, parents, and teachers. Their misleaders know what's coming, but they are all so heavily vested in the foundation money game that they are reduced to pathetic mumbling about the "small victories" of a reduced federal testing role. The coming tsunami of cash for charter schools, the return to states rights education policy, and the disappearance of federal oversight are items Rav... more »

Untitled

David Greene at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Some lyrics of a song released in 1983 by the Fatback Band (written by a very talented Junior High School class and band mate, Gerald Thomas). *“We can put a man up in space * *But on earth it’s just a rat race. * *Is this the future?”* * “We got people workin’ 9 to 5 * * While over 10 percent are trying to stay alive. * * Is this the future?”* * “Worked years perfecting my craft * * ... more »

Untitled

David Greene at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
“Losing Ourselves” by Rachel Wolfe (NY high school senior) Powerful video made by a student at one of America’s high achieving public high schools, in Scarsdale, N.Y. [image: images]I taught at Scarsdale HS from 1990-2008. The concern by many teachers, parents and students about student stress, even before CCSS, NCLB, and RTTT, etc was palpable. I heard each of those comments by so many kids in every year I was there. It has unfortunately moved down to elementary schools as a result of all the state tests. We (teachers like my former colleagues and friends seen on the video) worked to... more »

Independent Films - T Patrick Murray - Shooting Stanley Kubrick

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
I can't work out whether this is faked or staged or real - it's sometimes so hard to winnow the chaff from the wheat - and the COB or Covert Operative Boys relish this dichotomy at your vast cultural and financial expense. SHOOTING STANLEY KUBRICK it claims to be the *Final Interview With Stanley Kubrick* three days before his death in May of 1999, where an aged and beardy Kubrick allegedly spills the beans about how he filmed the 1969 moon landing on the redundant set for his epic space film 2001. So, why would the USA fake the Appollo Missions if they had all that German m... more »

Ghattas’s adventures in Ayatollah-land

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Vice-President Masoumeh Ebtekar and Kim Ghattas What do you think of the reports we’re getting from the BBC’s Kim Ghattas? It’s part of “the Iranian regime’s media charm offensive”; that’s not my cynical take on it - it’s from an article in the Guardian. Jon Leyne There have been several articles about the softening of Iran’s hard-line attitude to things western. The hard-line attitude that led, for example, to the expulsion in 2009 of the BBC’s Jon Leyne, who sadly died in 2013 at the age of 55. He’d been reporting from Iran since 2007 but was chucked out of the country in 2009 ... more »

Quick Explanation of the terms First and Second String Energies as used by the Sphere Alliance

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
[image: creator beings] *By American Kabuki* The data collectors from the Sphere Alliance have a unique naming system for the original creator beings. "The Originals" or the 11 1st Energy Strings were the first expansion of Source in knowing itself. Source created 100 more which the Sphere Alliance calls 2nd Energy Strings and the combinations of those energy strings with the original 11 creates all beings in form and no-form. This is their way of organizing this history of existence so far. This is not PROOF of, or support for a "spiritual hierarchy". Nor should it reinf... more »

How Is The War Against The Islamic State Going? 10 Expert Opinions

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
In August 2014 the United States joined the war against the Islamic State (IS). The massacre and enslavement of the Yazidi population in the Sinjar district of Iraq’s Ninewa province prompted Washington to cobble together an international coalition and start air strikes on IS positions in Iraq and Syria. That was one year ago. That has given plenty of time for people to form their opinions on how the war against the militants has progressed. Collected together here are ten experts: Ahmed Ali of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, J.M. Berger of the Brookings Institution, Da... more »

New Planned Parenthood Video: Aborted Baby’s Heart Still Beating

Anika Smith at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Baby Abortion CMP Video 6] Warning: The video embedded here is graphic and heartbreaking, showing exactly what fetal "specimens" look like. One of them is still moving. "It had a face. Its nose was very pronounced. It had eyelids. And its mouth was pronounced." That’s... The post New Planned Parenthood Video: Aborted Baby’s Heart Still Beating appeared first on The Stream.

Hackers: We Just Exposed Millions Who Use Adultery Website Ashley Madison

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Ashley Madison - 900] LONDON (AP) -- Hackers claim to have exposed data on millions of spouses who signed up to the cheating website Ashley Madison. A message posted by the hackers alongside a massive trove of leaked files accused Ashley Madison’s owners of... The post Hackers: We Just Exposed Millions Who Use Adultery Website Ashley Madison appeared first on The Stream.

School Districts Have The Power To Change TFA

David Greene at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
by *T. Jameson Brewer and David Greene* In the last few years, Teach For America (TFA), has seen a massive increase in critique levied at the organization. One of the most recent complaints about the organization is its terrible track record for dealing with critique and criticism. Late last year, the Nation reported on a leaked internal memo that outlined TFA’s obsession with covering up critique and marginalizing critics while simultaneously seeking to expand – a similar corporate disposition that recently put TFA in the crosshairs of NonProfit Quarterly where, when confronted with... more »

Sewing & Dancing in Resistance on Jeju

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
*Wildflower sits during the daily protest at the Navy base gate on Jeju Island. She sews to help relieve the stress and at the end of the vigil leads the group in three joyful dances. Below is an interview with her that was printed in the July 2015 edition of the Des Moines, Iowa Catholic Worker newsletter* *A South Korean Peace Activist’s Perspective* By Jessica Reznicek Wildflower is a longtime committed artist and activist I met while visiting the Gangjeong Village of Jeju Island, South Korea. She is from the mainland of South Korea, but has left her home and relocated to Gan... more »

The Human Chain at the Navy Base

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago

Why Every Corporate Welfare Kingpin is Pushing ESEA (NCLB 2.0)

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
While the clueless NEA/AFT/NPE/FairTest drones celebrate the possibility of a decreased federal testing role in the new ESEA, they remain quiet as church mice about the real threat to children, parents, and teachers. Their misleaders know what's coming, but they are all so heavily vested in the foundation money game that they are reduced to pathetic mumbling about the "small victories" of a reduced federal testing role. The coming tsunami of cash for charter schools, the return to states rights education policy, and the disappearance of federal oversight are items Ravitch or Cody ... more »

First Nations Activists Confront harper In Fredericton

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
I found this really powerful. When I was a kid I grew up believing that Canada was a good place. We had "Indians" just like in the USA, but whereas the US-Americans fought brutal wars with their "Indians" as they colonized their west, Canadians seemed to have been able to move in peacefully with treaties. Sure, "Indians" were poor and (as I got older I realized that they suffered some social problems, such as alcoholism, which I was told was due to a genetic predisposition), and that this was "tragic" but with hard work, in God's good time, they too would come to take their places in... more »

Jared Fogle to Plead Guilty to Sex with Minors, Child Porn

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home in Zionsville, Ind. Fox 59 television station reported Tuesday, Aug. 18 that the Subway pitchman is expected to plead guilty to child-pornography charges, citing sources it did not identify. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)] INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography that he knew had been secretly produced by the former directo... more »

11 Healthy Food Swaps for Common Foods and Ingredients

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Meme - *Here are several alternatives to foods that have been part of most people's daily diet. The post 11 Healthy Food Swaps for Common Foods and Ingredients appeared first on Waking Times.

Boehner Makes Another Move Against His Republican Tormentors As Gerrymandered GOP Congressional Maps In Florida And Virginia Face Court-Mandated Redistricting

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
As we saw last month, Boehner is working, albeit covertly, with the Chamber of Commerce to rid his caucus of "uncooperative" Republicans-- libertarians like Amash and extremists like Cantor-killer Dave Brat. They want to send a message to the members of the Freedom Caucus that their careers are in jeopardy if they don't fall in line behind the GOP Establishment. This week, Jack Fitzpatrick, writing for the *National Journal*, pointed out that it might not be a mere coincidence that Boehner's Republican enemies are the ones most likely to lose their seats when court-mandated redrawi... more »

Former Obama Flack Jay Carney, Now an Amazon Shill Defends Company After NY Times Expose

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 14 hours ago
Former Obama Press Secretary and “paid liar” Jay Carney is now spinning for his new employer, online mega-retailer Amazon.com. The Seattle based 800 pound gorilla just recently surpassed Walmart as the nation’s leading retailer, at least in terms of market value. The company is in frantic damage control mode this morning after a blistering expose in the damned liberal New York Times shed light on what can only be described as hostile work conditions and a callous insensitivity towards workers. Not that companies treating their employees like shit is anything out of the ordinary in... more »

Holy Crap: Shoplifter Busted Hiding Ribeyes Inside of His Colostomy Bag

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 14 hours ago
In another ghastly dispatch from the frontlines of dumbed-down America, a South Carolina man has been arrested after smuggling several ribeye steaks out of a grocery store concealed inside of his colostomy bag. It is a particularly audacious attempt at shoplifting and had he gotten away with it one has to wonder just how much Lea & Perrins meat marinade that it would have taken to wash away the shitty taste. The perpetrator, a man named David Samuel Hoyt who looks like a bug-eyed meth freak is currently cooling his heels in the county jail. This heinous tale of criminal activity i... more »

Hold the Meat: Former Subway Icon Jared Fogle to Cop to Child Porn Charges

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 14 hours ago
The other shoe has now dropped for the longtime pitchman of the Subway sandwich empire. Jared Fogle, the creepy little hustler whose bespectacled face had become synonymous with one of America’s top fast food chains, has reportedly copped a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty on child pornography charges. Mr. Fogle’s fall from grace has been astonishingly rapid with the corporation severing ties with a man who they had invested millions in and were on the brink of featuring in a new advertising campaign that would tout the ubiquitous Jared as a family man. CNN reports on the lat... more »

American Sheep To Be Shorn

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*Gullible Americans Forever* By Paul Craig Roberts August 18, 2015 "Information Clearing House" - “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 i... more »

You Were Born To Be Free by Roxana Jones

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
*Source:Roxana Jones G+*

That May Count For Nothing

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.morethings.com/ Nigel Wright, we are told, is a very intelligent and righteous man. He has put a lot of effort into establishing his reputation as such. But Donald Bayne, Mike Duffy's lawyer, has been shredding that reputation. Alan Freeman writes: Nigel Wright cuts a curious figure. Ramrod-straight, athletically slim, he’s a quiet presence in the witness box — calm, never raising his voice, even when clearly irritated by Bayne’s persistent questioning. He seems thoughtful, even cerebral, as he recalls his actions in the wi... more »

17 retractions from SAGE journals bring total fake peer review count to 250

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
On Monday, we reported on 64 new retractions from Springer journals resulting from fake peer reviews. Yesterday, SAGE — which retracted 60 papers for the same reason just over a year ago — added 17 additional retractions to their list. The articles were published in five different journals, and one retraction involved authorship fraud in […] The post 17 retractions from SAGE journals bring total fake peer review count to 250 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

CNN/ORC Poll: Donald Trump Pulls Within 6 Points of Hillary

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Trump Clinton poll__1439986065_70.119.142.63] Washington (CNN)Since announcing his campaign in late June, Donald Trump has quickly leapt to the top of the Republican field, leading recent polls nationally, in Iowa and in New Hampshire. And now, for the first time in CNN/ORC polling, his... The post CNN/ORC Poll: Donald Trump Pulls Within 6 Points of Hillary appeared first on The Stream.

Islamic State Beheads Leading Syrian Antiquities Scholar in Palmyra

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Syria protest__1439985456_70.119.142.63] DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State militants beheaded one of Syria’s most prominent antiquities scholars in the ancient town of Palmyra, then hung his body from one of the town’s Roman columns, Syrian state media and an activist group said... The post Islamic State Beheads Leading Syrian Antiquities Scholar in Palmyra appeared first on The Stream.

Update: Rosie O’Donnell’s Daughter Found Safe

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: rosie o'donnell__1439986676_70.119.142.63] Rosie O’Donnell says her 17-year-old daughter Chelsea, missing and in need of medical attention since last week, has been found. Earlier Tuesday, in a series of tweets and on her website, O’Donnell said South Nyack, N.Y., police, where she lives,... The post Update: Rosie O’Donnell’s Daughter Found Safe appeared first on The Stream.

Calling Police ‘Pigs’ Lands Teen in Jail

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Calling Police 'Pigs' Lands Teen in Jail] A Tennessee teenager allegedly squealed "pigs!" at police officers Friday and wound up being the one confined to a pen. The First Amendment generally protects such insults but the pig-caller made a critical error, legal experts say. William Reece, 19,... The post Calling Police ‘Pigs’ Lands Teen in Jail appeared first on The Stream.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Poll: Only 40% of Teachers Support Common Core* *A reasonable idea hijacked by the Left* Less than half of Americans (49 percent) and only 40 percent of teachers now say they support Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Public support has dropped 16 percent since 2013, when 65 percent of Americans were in favor of the Common Core standards, according to the ninth annual Education Next poll released Tuesday. But the greatest change in opinion has been among teachers. In 2013, 76 percent of teachers said they were in favor of the Common Core. In the new survey, only 40 percent say... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Are "Smart" meters dumb?* As ComEd rolls out 4,000,000 Smart Meters in an effort to “modernize the electricity grid,” many Illinois residents are pushing for a no-cost or at least low-cost option to keep their existing analog meters. Instead of benefits to the consumer, these residents see risks and increased electricity bills associated with digital Smart Meters. They are not alone. The National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy report calls Smart Meters “a canard—a story or hoax based on specious claims about energy benefits.” It goes on to say, “Congress, state, local... more »

Chris Christie’s New Jersey: 61 Year Old Grandmother Body Slammed During Traffic Stop

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s performance at last week’s Republican party debate showed that he is all about big government fascism and would be a menace to America were he to win the presidency. Much to our good fortune the big fat bully has about as much chance as a snowball in hell of being elected to national office. He could however end up as Attorney General in a “Jeb!” administration where he would be allowed to trample whatever remains of the U.S. Constitution like a wild elephant that has stumbled across a meth lab. The big man makes no bones about how much he adore... more »

The Terminator: New Poll Shows Indestructible Donald Trump Still Leading the Pack

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 15 hours ago
He takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Insurgent outsider Donald Trump has once again survived everything that the establishment media can throw at him and has emerged relatively unscathed and still leading the pack. After three days of non-stop pounding over phantom comments he allegedly made about Fox News hostess Megyn Kelly having her period in the aftermath of the big Republican debate, the first reputable poll shows the Donald way out front of the competition. The party bosses, big time donors and media moguls have to be stunned that Trump - after having already survived th... more »

A new Frank Lloyd Wright house … in Ireland!?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 15 hours ago
[image: Frank Lloyd Wright design comes to Ireland] Yes, it’s true. Out there in Greystones, County Wicklow, is a new (2007) house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. No, neither recently designed, nor designed for Ireland—but owner Marc Coleman fell in love with Wright designs, and when he contacted the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation they told him an unbuilt Wright design for Maryland would be perfect for his own site. *"The drawings sat there until I came along," says Coleman. "Wright's work is site specific and our site was almost identical, topographically speaking." This i... more »

Half of Americans Haven’t Seen the Planned Parenthood Videos. Here’s What They Need to Know.

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood3 - 900] Since mid-July, after a series of undercover videos showed high-ranking Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of tissue from aborted babies, the organization has been under the microscope. To learn more about the allegations surrounding Planned Parenthood's abortion practices and the... The post Half of Americans Haven’t Seen the Planned Parenthood Videos. Here’s What They Need to Know. appeared first on The Stream.

10 LGBTQ Organizations Set to Receive a Special Delivery from the Oregon Bakers

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Kleins Oregon bakers__1439983745_70.119.142.63] The Oregon bakers who were ordered by the state to pay $135,000 for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding have designed and baked custom cakes to send to a handful of the most powerful LGBTQ advocacy groups... The post 10 LGBTQ Organizations Set to Receive a Special Delivery from the Oregon Bakers appeared first on The Stream.

Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: head lice] Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don’t respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of... The post Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States appeared first on The Stream.

Establishment Media Expected Trump to Grovel, He Doesn’t

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 16 hours ago
Perhaps all of the prancing around with insurgent Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s famous scalp on a stick was a wee bit premature. In the latest ginned up scandal that was being heralded as the torpedo amidships that would sink Trump’s campaign, the denunciations were fast and furious and GOP operatives were already divvying up the Donald’s support. However, once again, the billionaire outsider did not buckle one bit. If you listen to the mainstream media – something only a fool would do in this country anymore – Trump’s spat with Fox News top Kewpie doll Megyn Kel... more »

911 False Flag - American Traitors & Mossad - Where are the Oath Keepers?

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
[image: Ken O'Keefe] Ken O'Keefe *Published on Dec 20, 2014* This is the updated version (as of December 2014) of my 911 production originally broadcast on The Peoples Voice in January 2014. It has additional footage and commentary, improved graphics and is a direct response to David Cameron's ridiculous speech at the UN General Assembly in 2014.

Obama Master of PR Spin Approves Arctic Drilling

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News President Obama has been a master of public relations spin -- using small gestures to create a favorable image on human rights and the environment. Then on the issues that mattered the most, Obama delivered the devastating impact: assassinations with drones, Guantanamo, prosecution of whistleblowers, and now drilling in the Arctic.  On the same day he announced

Ayotzinapa Evidence Goes Missing

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
Editor’s Note: Frontera NorteSur still has a few more stories to go before ceasing publication. In today’s story, we report news that crucial evidence in the mass disappearance of the Ayotzinapa college students in Mexico last year was lost, hidden or destroyed.August 18, 2015Human Rights NewsAyotzinapa Evidence Goes Missing By Frontera NorteSur Censored News Reminiscent of the Ciudad

Satanic Depravity Pervades US Government

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
[image: henrymakow.ca] August 18, 2015 [image: Mind Control Electrode drawing copy.png] *Carolyn Hamlett, a victim of Illuminati pedophilia and brainwashing, **responds to Dr. Sue Arrigo's incredible charges that US Presidents **and CIA Directors have a lucrative sideline **in child sex trafficking**and prostitution. She witnessed satanic human sacrifices by top US government officials.* "At the top levels, the FBI, US military and the mob have agreements where they all can benefit. Still a very tricky business, like working with rattle snakes and scorpions. ...On the top l... more »

Jewish Group and Spain’s Foreign Ministry See Matisyahu Cancellation as Attack on Conscience

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Matisyahu_4__1439982791_70.119.142.63] MADRID (AP) -- The World Jewish Congress said Wednesday it had written to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy protesting the cancellation of a concert by Jewish-American singer Matisyahu at a reggae festival because he declined to state his position regarding... The post Jewish Group and Spain’s Foreign Ministry See Matisyahu Cancellation as Attack on Conscience appeared first on The Stream.

Police Release Sketch of Bangkok Bomb Suspect, Offer Reward

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Thailand Bangkok bomber__1439982118_70.119.142.63] BANGKOK (AP) -- Police in Thailand released a sketch Wednesday of the man they believe carried out this week’s deadly Bangkok bombing, and offered a 1 million baht ($28,000) reward for help leading to his arrest. But apart from a... The post Police Release Sketch of Bangkok Bomb Suspect, Offer Reward appeared first on The Stream.

Illuminati Pedophilia - A Victim's Memoir

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
[image: henrymakow.ca] http://www.henrymakow.com/the_making_of_an_illuminati_sl.html August 26, 2011 [image: Carolyn Hamlett.jpg] Left. Carolyn Hamlett today Government Mind Control - from an insider - Part 1 "What I remember most about this possible underground facility is seeing children in cages...kept like animals. Most of them were about my age." They threatened "to tell my mother and grandmother that I was a bad little girl doing dirty naughty things...There were dirty sexual things going on there with grown men and children, things that my mother would surely disapprove of... more »

Economic News , Data & Views - Special Greece Report For Wednesday ( August 19 , 2015 ) - Germany approves ESM Bailout for Greece - high absences from CDU/CSU MPs in quiet protest , Netherlands debate ESM Bailout in Parliament , Market reactions , Greece domestic politcics - Tsipras mulls going to " Summer Sessions " to push through legislation w/o Syriza rebels , Refugee news of note , earlier comments of Schauble at Bunderstag from today

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Greece..... Evening wrap..... *NikiKitsantonis* ‏@NikiKitsantonis 4h 4 hours agoGreece Split in Syriza all but final. Greek gov spox @*olgagerovasili* accuses radical Left Platform of aiming to 'topple the government of the left' *NikiKitsantonis* ‏@NikiKitsantonis 4h 4 hours agoGreece Snap elex seem certain, @*tsipras_eu* to decide date. Some aides propose Sept, others Oct so bailout can be implemented http://www. ekathimerini.com/200730/article /ekathimerini/news/snap-polls-look-certain-tsipras-set-to-decide-date … *NikiKitsantonis* ‏@NikiKitsantonis 5h 5 ho... more »

Clinton Seeks Distance from Obama on Climate Change Issues

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Clinton Obama __1439981400_70.119.142.63] NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is voicing opposition to President Barack Obama’s authorization for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on Keystone XL, in some of the clearest signs of the Democratic front-runner... The post Clinton Seeks Distance from Obama on Climate Change Issues appeared first on The Stream.

Doomsday Clock Strikes One Minute to Midnight  (Stock Markets Crashing Around World Already?)  FBI Evidence Proves Innocence of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Asks Why Prosecuted?

We know, actually, friends, that if any of the real culprits (the managers at the top of the pyramid) of the vast international banking fraud had been prosecuted in open court (where the evidence was made public) and then sentenced to prison for their crimes (like those caught by Bill Black* in the S&L frauds in the 80's-90's), that the public couldn't have been so easily hoodwinked again*.

Because We Believe

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
For AnDREAS ♥

UPDATED: SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #73BIRD CROP CIRCLE MESSAGE TO HORUS STATUS OF THOTH

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
From: "Marieta D. Theodorescu" Subject: My Questions for Sphere Alliance Date: August 18, 2015 at 11:23:12 PM GMT+2 To: American Kabuki Hi, Bill, here the questions for the SA, thank you: 1) Thank you for posting today that marvelous BIRD Crop Circle. We felt it is an announcement of the SA Arrivals. Is it so? *DEAR ONE/AK/COMMANDER TERRAN THE SMALL 'CROP CIRCLE' as YOU CALL it IS A HERALD/ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE ONE/BIRDMAN/HORUS THAT THE GAME IS UP. IT IS A SMALL JOKE BETWEEN OLD FRIENDS. THAT SPARROW. THE ONE/HORUS FEELS HIS ENERGY IS THAT OF A HAWK. END.* 2)We2 were shar... more »

Strange Beams of Lights Seen Around the World!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
*I have more data to post on what these are, been without good internet connections for a few days so that has delayed release, which turned out to be a good thing as the evidence had time to appear before the explanations of what it was... A big clue is HERE. -AK* http://galacticconnection.com/strange-beams-of-lights-are-seen-all-around-the-world/ *Lights Seen Around the World!* Tue, August 18, 2015 People all around the world take photos of strange beams of light. Why are they appear and what is the meaning of them? Most of these beams of light shot up from the clouds as if a b... more »

Military Photo of the Day: August 19, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Military Homecoming-900] A New Jersey Army National Guard soldier kisses his girlfriend upon returning home from a nearly year-long overseas deployment on Aug. 13, 2015, in Jersey City. Welcome home, hero! The post Military Photo of the Day: August 19, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.

How To Build Community - Author Unknown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago

So You Would Like a Job at a Policy School

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 22 hours ago
So, in another installment on the job market front, I thought I’d weigh in with some thoughts on possible differences of job postings and hiring processes at policy schools. Admittedly, this is an idiosyncratic take having just worked at one of them, but I think there may be some generalizable aspects from my own experience. […]

National Public Radio Spins Margaret Sanger’s Racism

John Zmirak at The Stream - 23 hours 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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: Let's welcome "Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

Unraveling the Mystery of the Entombment of Göbekli Tepe

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *Travel back in time and discover the real reason Göbekli Tepe was entombed. The post Unraveling the Mystery of the Entombment of Göbekli Tepe appeared first on Waking Times.

The Future of Deterrence?

Seth Weinberger at Duck of Minerva - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Sémalens, Midi-Pyrenees, France. Thanks for stopping by.

Israeli/Hamas Truce: Splitting the Palestinian State?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day 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 »

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