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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.

Monday, August 24, 2015

24 Aug - Blogs I'm Following

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How the Stock Market and Economy Really Work

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 minutes ago
*A timely guest post by Kel Kelly* [An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Keith Hocker, is available for download.] *"A growing economy consists of prices falling, not rising."* The stock market does not work the way most people think. A commonly-held belief — on Main Street as well as on Wall Street — is that a stock-market boom is the reflection of a progressing economy: as the economy improves, companies make more money, and their stock value rises in accordance with the increase in their intrinsic value. A major assumption underlying this belief is that consumer conf... more »

Sorting the Candidates

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Clinton-Trump3 - 900] Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties’ presidential nominations next year. Moreover, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each make their own party... more »

These 8 Censored Books Tell a History the Establishment Wants Hidden

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Video - *Here are eight historical books that have been actively suppressed and hidden from the American public. The post These 8 Censored Books Tell a History the Establishment Wants Hidden appeared first on Waking Times.

Home in North Carolina, Mark Meadows Reflects on Move to Oust John Boehner with ‘No Regrets’

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Mark Meadows - 900] WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA -- The man who made the move to overthrow House Speaker John Boehner is back home now, shaking the hands of war veterans. He grips the hands for so long, it's like he is holding on for... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

The Trouble

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Suspension Rates Soar for Black and Brown Students

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
from NYTimes: . . .a new analysis of federal data identifies districts in 13 Southern states where black students are suspended or expelled at rates overwhelmingly higher than white children. The analysis, which will be formally released Tuesday by the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, focused on states where more than half of all the suspensions and expulsions of black students nationwide occurred. While black students represented just under a quarter of public school students in these states, they made up nearly half of all suspensions and expulsions.... more »

Marketing of Madness

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Marketing of Madness full documentary

A Joyful Marriage Is Better Than A Happy Marriage

I Believe in Love at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: bride and groom holding hands] My parents were Amish. Got married young, had five kids by the time my mom had turned 31. They were farmers, with cows to milk, fields to sow, gardens to grow. David and his Amish family My oldest brother, Daniel, was... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter ,”Sea & Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Deuter ,”Sea & Silence” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAOOF48Duy8

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. Also cataloged as NGC 5055, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across, about the size of our own Milky Way. Known by the popular moniker, The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 sports a bright yellowish core and sweeping blue spiral arms, streaked with cosmic dust lanes and dotted with pink star forming regions. * Click image for larger size.* This deep exposure also reveals an enormous but dim arc extending far into the halo above the... more »

Chet Raymo, "Cosmic View"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Cosmic View"* by Chet Raymo "When writing about Philip and Phylis Morrison's "Powers of Ten" the other day I found I had made the following notation in the flyleaf, perhaps a dozen or more years ago: Britannica 32 volumes 1000 pages per vol 1200 words per page 5 letters/wd =200 million letters So, 200 million letters in the 32 volume set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Why was I making that estimate? I can think of several possibilities. Perhaps… *1.* I was making a comparison with the number of nucleotide pairs in the human DNA; that is, the number of st... more »

"You Better Decide..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“A wise man once said you can have anything in life, if you sacrifice everything else for it. What he meant is, nothing comes without a price. So before you go into battle you better decide how much you're willing to lose." - "Grey's Anatomy"

Paulo Coelho, “Closing Cycles”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Closing Cycles”* by Paulo Coelho “One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished. Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden? You can spend a long time wondering... more »

“The Farewell”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Farewell”* “Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you. It was but yesterday we met in a dream. You have sung to me in my aloneness, and I of your longings have built a tower in the sky. But now our sleep has fled and our dream is over, and it is no longer dawn. The noontide is upon us and our half waking has turned to fuller day, and we must part. If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song. And if our hands should meet in another dream we shall build another tower in the sky.” - Kahlil Gib... more »

Is the world economy headed into the dumper? One thing's sure, says Ian Welsh: Western elites are losing control of the global economic narrative

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*"[T]here is more pain to come, but there always was. The decision was made in 2008 and 2009 to not allow an actual recovery and to protect the rich at all costs. There was a cost; it has been paid for the last six years, and this is yet and simply another one of those costs. China, as an exporting power, cannot carry the world economy when the people to whom it exports insist on various levels of austerity (be clear, the US is in austerity too, just not as bad an austerity as Europe)."* *-- Ian Welsh, in his post this evening,* "As the Dow Jones Drops" *by Ken* I think Drew Harwe... more »

The War Against Florida Employees Continues With New Computer Law

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 3 hours ago
Starting October 1, 2015, Florida employees can expect even more attacks by employers and former employers, thanks to the new Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act passed by our legislature and signed by our multimillionaire Governor. This law has zero protection against employer unauthorized access of employee computers and devices. It only protects computers owned by businesses. Message by legislature to Florida employees: you don't matter. Message by legislature to Florida employers: how may we serve you? It's meant to prevent hacking, but there's some nasty language in there tha...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Welland, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for stopping by.

"Willingness to Feel: Opening to Understanding"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Willingness to Feel: Opening to Understanding"* by The DailyOM "When we are resisting something based on a limited understanding, we must then open ourselves to willingness. There are times when we may find ourselves struggling or even fighting with our thoughts and emotions. We may feel that something must be done in a certain way or not at all, or there may be some other situation that feels absolutely black and white. But life is not this way—it’s the way we are looking at our experiences that is causing the turmoil within us. When we become aware that the struggle we are havi... more »

"On A Long Enough Timeline..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." - "Tyler Durden", "Fight Club"

Pushing More War in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Addressing his troops in the Eastern Kharkov region, Ukraine’s President said that the country’s army had been upgraded during the ceasefire with the rebels and warned that Ukrainians should prepare for years of war ahead. President Poroshenko made the statement at a ceremony presenting the army with military equipment, tanks, rocket launchers, and American Humvees.

(How Hard WAS That Hit?)  Market Dive Continues  (Syriza Party Splits Ahead of Election)

So, Just How Bad Was Monday's Market Carnage? 2 Hours Ago (Brendan McDermid | Reuters) Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The selloff in U.S. equities continued on Monday as the S&P 500 closed in a correction and the Dow Jones industrial average ended nearly 600 points in the red. Check out some of the stats here: Monday ended the biggest


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*People’s hero, Corps’ villain or both? Investigator’s life upended by Katrina findings ~Bob Marshall, The Lens*

Crawford Day One - Protecting Sacred Water from Uranium Poison

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
crawford day one - Uranium Hearings  - protecting

Monsanto's Glyphosate and the Dis-ease of a Young Child: Chemical Manipulation of Humanity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
El costo humano de los agrotóxicos (The human cost of agrotoxins) by Pablo Piovano. *Buenes Aires Herald* The image of Lucas Techeira — a three-year old boy from Misiones with a skin disease caused by his mother being exposed to glyphosate during the pregnancy — is one of the 300 photographs showcased in the annual exhibit of the Argentine Photojournalists Association (Argra), which opened on Tuesday and can be visited from Tuesday through Sunday until August 17. Techeira’s picture, included on the catalogue’s back cover, was taken by Página/12 photojournalist Pablo Piovano, who pu... more »

At Religious Liberty Rally, Victims Share Their Stories

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: At Religious Liberty Rally, Victims Share Their Stories] DES MOINES, Iowa -- Several Americans who have faced threats to their religious liberty united for a rally last week. "These threats are not imagined. They're not made up," Rally organizer Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said. "These are real people,... more »

Stephen Harper's guide for lying

LeDaro at LeDaro - 5 hours ago

Richard Jehn : Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing the United States

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
My specific proposal is to include explicit curriculum in our schools to teach the truth of our past. Seventy-seven years ago, civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” to illuminate the horrors of … finish reading Richard Jehn : Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing the United States

ANALYSIS: How ISIL Out-Terrorized Bin Laden, and Why They Kill

Politico at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: ISIS marching - 400] Most people, al-Qaeda's leaders among them, can't imagine that political success could come from enraging the masses rather than charming them. But the Islamic State has deliberately provoked the anger of Muslims and non-Muslims alike with its online videos of... more »

Stocks Slump; Dow Ends Down 588 after Early 1,000-pt. Slide

Alex Veiga and Steve Rothwell at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Stocks Slump; Dow Ends Down 588 After Early 1,000-pt. Slide] U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street. Stocks regained some of that ground as the... more »

Fourth Hero from Paris Train Attacks Identified: French-American Mark Moogalian

People at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Fourth Hero from the Paris Train Attacks Identified: Mark Moogalian Did 'What Was Right in His Heart,' Says His Sister] Mark Moogalian, the 51-year-old French-American professor identified Monday as the heroic passenger who grabbed the AK-47 weapon away from the gunman aboard a European train on Friday, did “what was right in his heart” and “saved so many,” according to... more »

ANALYSIS: What’s Wrong With the UN’s New 169 Goals

Brett Schaefer and Terry Miller at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: What’s Wrong With the UN’s New 169 Goals] The United Nations is quite proud of its Millennium Development Goals -- the criteria it uses to measure the success of economic development programs. In a 2013 report, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon "modestly" stated that "Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)... more »

Beware the Jabberwock

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!" He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought— So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought. And as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came! One, two! One, two! and through and through The vorpal blade ... more »

Crash: “What Hath Central Bank Policy Wrought?” [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: image] - *So will there be another global financial crisis? *The short answer is yes. The Fall Guy is in Place for the Next Financial Crisis – Vinny Kolhatkar, THESAVVY STREET - With the U.S. and global markets having their worst month in years, here is a breakdown on how bad the damage has been since the declines started last week… *How the world's major stocks markets have done this month* – NZ HERALD *What to Do When Markets Crash (Like They Did Today)* – CASEY RESEARCH - *What Hath Central Bank Policy Wrought? *[image: image]After futi... more »

Decisions About War And Peace Should Not Be Partisan And Should Not Be About Pandering

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Republican dickhead Steve Knight wants war with Iran Brent Scowcroft, age 90, has had a storied career in public service. A Mormon and a Republican, he's a retired Air Force lieutenant general who worked in national security for Nixon, Ford, Bush I and Bush II; he was national security adviser for both Ford and Bush I. He was one of the only high-ranking Republicans to loudly oppose the Bush-Cheney war against Iraq. This weekend, Scowcroft penned an op-ed for the *Washington Post* strongly urging Congress to approve the Iran deal on the table. Not a single Republican is likely to ta... more »

On Ukraine Independence Day President Porosohenko Is Predicting More War In The Eastern Part Of The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Ukraine faces risky year fighting to escape Russian orbit: Poroshenko* President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday Ukraine was facing a precarious year struggling to fend off what he called Russian strategies to undermine Kiev's drive for closer relations with Europe. He spoke at a ceremony in central Kiev to mark 24 years of Ukrainian independence from Moscow, its Soviet-era ruler, before traveling to Berlin for talks with the leaders of France and Germany on the implementation of a much-violated ceasefire deal with pro-Russian rebels holding parts of eastern Ukraine. ... more »

Ted Heath and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
"Leila Khaled freed after US pressure Edward Heath was pushed by the US into exchanging the iconic Palestinian guerrilla fighter Leila Khaled for dozens of western hostages after the world's most spectacular multiple aircraft hijacking in September 1970." *Muammar **Qaddafi: **I am actually puzzled. I mean, if America were serious about eliminating terrorism, the first capital it should rock with cruise missiles is London. * *Interviewer*: *London!? * *Qaddafi*: *London. It is the center of terrorism. It gives safehousing to the terrorists. I mean, as long as America does not bom... more »

New Evidence Suggests Imprisoned Former GOP Congressman Rick Renzi Victim of Obama DOJ Witch Hunt

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Bombshell: New Evidence Reveals Prosecutor Corruption in Trial Against Imprisoned Former Congressman Rick Renzi] Prosecutors in the U.S. Department of Justice are finally being called out for singling out Republican politicians and others they dislike. One of the victims of gross over-prosecution is former Congressman Rick Renzi. As a Republican representing a swing district... more »

This Illegal Immigrant Violently Carjacked A Woman Minutes After Getting Out Of Jail

Josh Fatzick at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: This Illegal Immigrant Violently Carjacked A Woman Minutes After Getting Out Of Jail] Just minutes after being set free from jail, an illegal immigrant who had already been deported once stole a woman's car and threatened to kill her. Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez, 24, had been held in the Montgomery County Detention Center since June before... more »

Dan Bacher 'Protesters slam LA funding of Delta tunnels for Big Ag tycoons'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Photo of protesters in front of The Wonderful Company's corporate offices on August 19 courtesy of Food & Water Watch. Protesters slam LA funding of Delta tunnels for Big Ag tycoons by Dan Bacher                                                                       Censored News Outside the plush Los Angeles headquarters of Beverly Hills agribusiness tycoon Stewart Resnick on August

Indian country has had enough of John McCain!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Censored News photos By Brenda Norrell Censored News There was a surprise waiting in the statistics at Censored News today. Yesterday, Censored News broke all viewer records, with 42,971 pageviews. The views and comments reveal that Indian Country has had enough of Arizona Sen. John McCain, and the scorched earth campaign of the US government, with its river poisoning US EPA and its

ANALYSIS: Are You on the Wrong Side of History?

Prager University/Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: President Obama - 900]

Russia Bans Wikipedia Because of a Single Article

Ivan Plis at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Wikipedia - 900] Russia's Internet oversight agency said Monday that in order to block a contested article about drugs, it would have to block all of Wikipedia. In the announcement, the government body said that if Wikipedia would not willingly block a Russian-language article... more »

This One Simple Exercise Can Restore and Repair Your Vision

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Eyesight is precious, and with this simple exercise you can improve yours. The post This One Simple Exercise Can Restore and Repair Your Vision appeared first on Waking Times.

Charters Drive School Resegregation, Duke Study Finds

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
We have known for almost a decade that charter schools are more segregated (follow the links in this commentary) than the public schools they are replacing, and we have known much longer that diverse, inclusive classrooms are the most cost effective and just way to improve academic performance for all students. We now have evidence that charter schools have become more segregated over the past 15 years, as all minority or all white charter schools have proliferated. In North Carolina, for instance, white charters now resemble the white academies that sprang up in the wake of the 1... more »

Faithful Christians Cannot Be Judges in Ohio

Mat Staver & Keith Fournier at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Ohio board ruling p 1] The headline you just read will be the outcome of a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Ohio -- absent effective legal intervention. The court's Board of Professional Conduct was responding to a request submitted by several lawyers and... more »

Satire? “Sentiment Building to Deport Nation’s Billionaires”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Sentiment Building to Deport Nation’s Billionaires”* by Andy Borowitz THE HAMPTONS (The Borowitz Report)— “They don’t pay taxes. They circumvent our laws. They get free stuff from the government. They are America’s billionaires, and many would like to see them gone. According to a new survey by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, the American people hold the nation’s billionaires in lower esteem than ever before, and a majority would like to see new laws enacted to deport them. “They come here, take thousands of our jobs, and export them overseas,” one respo... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

The Economy: "Did the Crisis of Our Lifetimes Begin Last Week?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Did the Crisis of Our Lifetimes Begin Last Week?"* by Phoenix Capital Research The market’s technical damage of the last week has been severe. The stock market began its near-vertical climb in late 2012. Since that time, the 126-day moving average (DMA) and 280-DMA have served as major lines of support for the bull market. The 126-DMA acted as initial support whenever the market began to lose momentum. And if the 126-DMA was taken out by intense selling pressure, the 280-DMA acted as CRITICAL support, as it did in October 2014. Last week we sliced through both lines without any di...more »

The Economy: "CRASH ALERT'

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"CRASH ALERT'* by Bill Bonner TIVOLI, New York – "We hadn’t even had our morning coffee on Friday when we got an alarming message from Stephen Jones, who does stock market research for us. Stephen – a former equity analyst at Value Line – has been working on a proprietary indicator. The aim is to give us a better understanding of the expected returns on stocks, given today’s rich valuations. We’ve already reported on his long-term forecast: He expects the U.S. stock market to fall, on average, by 10% a year for the next decade. So, if the Dow is somewhere close to 6,030 points in ... more »

5 Minute Felt Bows and The Sister Bear

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
If your kids are anything like mine, some of their favorite toys are stuffed animals. Stuffed animals let children play anything they want and the joy they bring in unmatched. They are attentive students in a pretend school. They always like your pretend cooking and they are the best listeners. My girls to not only play with their teddy bears, but match them. These cute and easy five minute felt bows are perfect for dressing up your teddy to match your favorite outfit. You will need: - Felt - Scissors - A Hot Glue Gun - Small Hair Rubber Bands (If Making for a Teddy... more »

Writer: Black Votes Should Count for More than White Votes

Blake Neff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Black Lives Matter2 - 900] A writer over at The Washington Post has a bold new proposal he believes can heal the American racial divide: empower blacks by making their votes count more than those of other races. "Racial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based,... more »

President Trump’s First 100 Days

Politico/Bill Scher at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump-400] Would a Trump presidency be a madcap extension of his reality TV show? Except instead of the guilty pleasure we enjoy while watching the hapless get fired, we would be watching the tragicomic destruction of our international alliances, our economy...more »

Woman to be Tried in Death of Newborn Found in Office Desk

WOOD-TV at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Woman to be Tried in Death of Newborn Found in Office Desk] A Detroit-area woman accused of giving birth at work and hiding the boy in a plastic bag in a desk drawer has been ordered to stand trial on murder and child abuse charges. The Detroit News reports that Redford Township... more »

Airport Spiking Food with ‘Happy Hormones’

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Happy Brain-400] Checking in at the airport can be a a dispiriting experience, especially when you factor in delays and long lines to get through security. London’s Gatwick Airport wants to help take the pain out of travel, and has a remedy... more »

Huge 920-pound Alligator Captured in Alabama Lake

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Alligator-400] The huge alligator recently caught in Lake Eufaula in Alabama weighed in at a whopping 920 pounds. It took six men to pull in and secure the 13-foot 6-inch alligator, according to AL.com. The reptile was caught by friends Scott Evans,... more »

ANALYSIS: Home Ownership Rate Falls to Nearly 50-Year Low

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: House For Sale-300] There are times when excessive attention to monthly data reporting what's up, what's down, can be allowed to obscure underlying structural changes in an economy. With the game of what-will-Yellen-do-next in full flow, this is one of those times. No,... more »

STUDY: How Free Enterprise is Breaking India’s Caste System

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: caste system] Karl Marx was wrong about many things but right about one thing: the revolutionary way capitalism attacks and destroys feudalism. As I explain in a new study, in India, the rise of capitalism since the economic reforms of 1991 has also... more »

North And South Korea Agree On Deal To Defuse Tensions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
North Koreans who signed up to join the army march in the midst of political tension with South Korea, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang August 23, 2015. Reuters/KCNA *New York Times:* *Koreas Agree on Deal to Defuse Tensions* SEOUL, South Korea — In a deal to defuse tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula that were rapidly escalating toward armed conflict, South Korea agreed on Tuesday to switch off its propaganda loudspeakers on the border, while North Korea agreed to stand down from its “semi-war state,” a high level... more »

Ann Coulter: Clinton's the One We Want to Run Against

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Ann Coulter on Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and whom she'd rather run against (h/t Justin Lane at the Ring of Fire Radio site)* *by Gaius Publius* As the video above makes clear, Ann Coulter wants a Donald Trump–Hillary Clinton contest in the general election and fears a Bernie Sanders matchup. Since she's speaking with Lou Dobbs in the friendly confines of Fox News, I take her as sincere, not blowing smoke. I wish Fox News would go a little easier on Hillary Clinton. She’s the one we want to run against. ... Our next president could be Bernie Sanders if you people keep this u... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"STOCK MARKETS IN WORLDWIDE FREEFALL"* China Down 8%… Dow Drops 1,000 In Minutes... Bounces Back... 5 Reasons Stocks Are Tumbling Worldwide On 'Black Monday' by Alexander C. Kaufman and Ben Walsh NEW YORK - "Wall Street woke up to, if not a Black Monday, at least a Blackish Monday. Markets around the world tumbled toward historic losses amid a toxic cocktail of financial volatility. As the global sell-off hacksawed European and Asian markets, U.S. traders braced for the worst. The New York Stock Exchange invoked the rarely used Rule 48, allowing stocks to open without any price indi... more »


Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 11 hours ago
Source Now I know how Jeb Bush feels.

Rising Temps Threaten Existence of World's Coral Reefs and Their Underwater Beauty-NBC

LeDaro at LeDaro - 11 hours ago
A great reminder of global warming.

Physicist Explains How Fundamentals of Nature are Driven by a Matrix of Code

WTStaff at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Video - *Dr. Jim Gates explains how his attempts to understand the fundamentals of nature has led him to equations that are similar to those of Internet search engine. The post Physicist Explains How Fundamentals of Nature are Driven by a Matrix of Code appeared first on Waking Times.

Stock Market: Is this a "correction" or the beginning of the end?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*I don't know, and no one else does either.* It's all speculation. *Disclaimer:* What I know about the functioning of the stock market could be stuffed into a thimble, and that thimble would still float. *I do know this:* We are operating in a debt-based economy. Debt is not necessarily bad if the debt holder, in this case governments or corporations, produce an asset, bring in enough money to service the debt, pay it's employees, and still make some profit. We have many, many companies that are not doing that. That's not good. A whole bunch of make-believe money is being shuff... more »

CawRANT Events #11

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #11* Last evening, we returned from the BC interior where we attended a weekend family get-together. I worried about the family members left behind...because the scene as we left resembled an apocalypse. Dense, acrid, wood smoke hung like a heavy fog over the town in the early morning light. The sun shone dimly through the haze with a reddish orange glow. My lungs were struggling with the polluted air and I thought about the very young children, who had to breathe the same stinky air. *Get out of town!* So we did. This summer has had unprecedented drought in the Pac... more »

U.S. Reviews War Plans For Defending South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN*: *U.S. reviews war plan for defending South Korea amid North Korean buildup* (CNN)A North Korean buildup and partial mobilization of military forces since late last week caused so much consternation at the Pentagon that top U.S. commanders reviewed the U.S. war plan for defending South Korea in case there was a sudden indication that North Korea was going to begin a war, CNN has learned. Two U.S. officials confirmed the details of the North Korean buildup to CNN, with the U.S. now trying to assess how much of that North Korean buildup is continuing after high-level talks be... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
I am suffering from jet lag .... when I am making multiple English and spelling mistakes in my posts, it is a sad sign that I am tired and I need to take a break. Therefore .... blogging will be light today, but blogging will return tomorrow to its usual format (30 posts a day, World News Briefs, Military and Intelligence News Briefs, etc.).

U.S. And Turkey Agree To Launch A 'Comprehensive Military' Action Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The air campaign will provide support for what Washington deems as moderate Syrian rebels in northern Syria. Albawaba *Reuters*:* U.S., Turkey to launch 'comprehensive' anti-Islamic State operation* Turkey and the United States will soon launch "comprehensive" air operations to flush Islamic State fighters from a zone in northern Syria bordering Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters on Monday. Detailed talks between Washington and Ankara on the plans were completed on Sunday, and regional allies including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan, as well as Britain and Fran... more »

Islamic State Blows-Up Ancient Temple Of Baal Shamin In Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*New York Times:** ISIS Blows Up Ancient Temple at Syria’s Palmyra Ruins* Militants from the Islamic State set off explosions at a temple in the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria, activists and government officials said on Sunday, continuing a pattern of destruction that they have visited upon historical sites across the territory they control there and in Iraq. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist and monitoring group based in Britain, said Sunday in a statement that Islamic State fighters detonated “a large quantity of explosives” that they had arranged around th... more »

Growing Number of Comedians: When Did Colleges Lose Their Sense of Humor?

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: comedians] A new era of political correctness combined with social media is causing comedians to steer clear of edgy jokes -- and university bookings After comedian Carlos Mencia did his standup act at Rutgers University's Homecoming last September, a student activist complained that... more »

ANALYSIS: Three Forces Pushing Trump Forward

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 400] When you get together 3,600 or so conservative activists in one place - like, say the Defending the American Dream Summit in Columbus this weekend - Donald Trump's name comes up pretty frequently. After those conversations, I see three reasons Trump... more »

A Cinderella Story for Walt Disney’s Birthplace?

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Walt Disney's Parents-400] It is a modest, two-story frame house, sitting on the corner of Tripp Avenue and Palmer Street in Chicago’s working-class Hermosa neighborhood. But the story behind this humble green-and-gray structure is what makes it special. Back in 1891, a young itinerant contractor... more »

Christmas gift for Stephen Harper

LeDaro at LeDaro - 12 hours ago
Since he likes wars so much his gift should be to become military officer and leave the 24 Sussex Drive.

Rutgers Univ. Bias Panel: No Such Thing as ‘Free’ Speech

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: free speech - 400] "There is no such thing as 'free' speech," according to Rutgers University. The apparent denial of free speech is part of the public university's effort to combat student bias on campus. The university's Bias Prevention and Education Committee lists five... more »

The environmentalists have not dried the spring of the Moldau River

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Ironically enough, I must defend the innocence of an environmentalist movement in a bizarre argument. The Moldau (Czech: Vltava) – the river that Prague was built upon – is considered the Czech National River or the Mother of Czech Rivers. I guess that the true reason is that it is the river beneath the Mother of Cities, Prague. The officially stated reason is that the Moldau is the longest river on our territory – 430 kilometers in total. The Elbe (Czech: Labe) seems like a bigger river – because it "devours" the Moldau near Mělník – and it is born in Northern Bohemia, too. Howev... more »

‘Black Lives Matter’ Textbook is Aimed at 6th Graders

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Black Lives Matter - 400] A Black Lives Matter textbook could be coming to a school near you. Aimed at white sixth grade through high school students, “Black Lives Matter (Special Reports)” “covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to... more »

Cllr Dave Conway's Signs of Idiocy

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
As the winds of change howl about the Labour Party, it's still politics-as-usual down Stoke-on-Trent's civic centre. It's the summer so not a lot is happening anyway. However, word reaches my ear of yet another example of the City Independents' well-established stupidity. Long-time readers know that, to put it delicately, the alleged council leader Dave Conway isn't the most hands-on of politicians. In meetings with visitors he will simply up and leave the officers to carry on. If the bureaucracy requires a decision, they circumvent him and approach his deputy instead. Not for noth... more »

Young Stephen Harper

LeDaro at LeDaro - 12 hours ago
Who would have thought that this kid will screw up Canada some day. We are now dealing with his screw ups.Senate scandal, participation in Iraq war and lot more.

Following criticism, PLOS removes blog defending scrutiny of science

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Community blog PLOS Biologue has pulled a post by journalists Charles Seife and Paul Thacker that argued in favor of public scrutiny of scientists’ behavior (including emails), following heavy criticism, including from a group and scientist mentioned in the post. Their reasoning: The post was “not consistent with at least the spirit and intent of our community guidelines.” The […] The post Following criticism, PLOS removes blog defending scrutiny of science appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Corporate Push for Mandatory Vaccines in Canada Begins

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Dave Mihalovic* - Powerful pharmaceutical lobby group calling for mandatory vaccinations in Canada. The post The Corporate Push for Mandatory Vaccines in Canada Begins appeared first on Waking Times.

Co-Opting Consciousness at Awakening’s Door

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - There are many ways of controlling the opposition... The post Co-Opting Consciousness at Awakening’s Door appeared first on Waking Times.

A Battle Among Elites ... but we're included

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
The harpercons have done so much foul shit. But institutions such as the Canadian Forces, the RCMP, CSIS, Revenue Canada, etc., etc., are headed by corrupt sycophants of stephen harper's and they have kept silent about what they know. Because they are corrupt. Selfish. Debased. Especially those generals who sit there silently and let harper abuse disabled vets, nickel and dime them, when meanwhile, scumbags like Peter MacKay can use expensive military helicopters as his own goddamned taxi service. But there are, evidently, members of the Canadian elite who are heartily sick of ste... more »

Politi-speak: Who Needs Clarity?

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 13 hours ago
I get paid to listen to people (mostly politicians) talk at length while saying as little as possible. They often hide behind mind-numbing words to obscure what they really mean. When I hear a politician promise “transparency,” he or she... more »

On the Scene at One Planned Parenthood Protest (Multimedia)

Alan Eason at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Bedford Texas, August 22 2015 - Planned Parenthood Protest] August 22, 2015 -- As protesters gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics and offices across America to make a statement against abortion, journalists from The Stream attended a rally in Bedford, Texas and took pictures and conducted interviews. The mass protests were... more »

Tennessee School District Threatens to Kick Out Students if They Bring an American Flag to School

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Tennessee school - 400] A Tennessee school district has banned students from bringing American flags to campus because it doesn't want to take a chance on students bringing any flags that could be seen as offensive by others. If students violate the flag ban,...more »

The French Train Shooting Is Definitely A False Flag Operation: Great Article By Aangirfan Exposes Train Shooting As A False Flag Operation

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
We have seen so many false flag operations recently everywhere across the planet, and yet most people simply just do not get it.... Our Jew spew media picks up on these false flag operations and runs countless hours of brainwashing programming into the minds of gullible sheep, telling them that these false flags are somehow real and that we must be afraid of the very phony "terrorists".... It is so mind boggling to see and hear fools and morons continue to believe this horse crap! And yes, we just had the latest false flag operation take place on a train traveling from Amsterdam to ... more »

Transpicuous News Special Report: Monday Crashes...

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
WATCH FOR THE DISTRACTION!!!!! The Markets are falling globally. Even Western Media are calling it Black Monday.... the "corrections" are taking place.... ie: algo's are being manipulated to make the numbers look better. I watched the NASDAQ fall 11% on market open, the DOW 6%... then markets were halted.... numbers played with.... and markets began to "bounce back". WATCH FOR THE DISTRACTION...S They are about to pull something..... Keep your eyes open!

ISIS Terrorists Blow Up Ancient Syrian Temple

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Temple of Baalshamin-900] BEIRUT (AP) -- A resident in the Syrian city of Palmyra says Islamic State militants have demolished the ancient temple of Baalshamin after laying explosives around it for over a month, confirming earlier reports. The U.N. cultural watchdog UNESCO called... more »

Protesting Planned Parenthood with a ‘Smile and Wave’

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Bedford Texas, August 22 2015 - Planned Parenthood Protest - Paula, Laura and Jonathan] Three times a week for the past three years, Ralph Zuranski has stood at the corner of Harwood and Central in Bedford, Texas in solitary protest of the Planned Parenthood clinic set in the strip mall behind him. In the... more »

Assisted Suicide and the Corruption of Compassion

Austen Ivereigh at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: 15373] The letter from religious figures in favour of assisted suicide in Saturday's Telegraph -- among them the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey -- presents a curious theological argument. "There is nothing sacred about suffering, nothing holy about agony, and individuals should not... more »

The Next Global Financial Crisis is Here… This is What We Can We Do About It

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - There are other approaches we could take rather than accepting global debt slavery. The post The Next Global Financial Crisis is Here… This is What We Can We Do About It appeared first on Waking Times.

This Is Black Monday For The World's Global Stock Markets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Great fall of China sinks world stocks, dollar tumbles* LONDON (Reuters) - Alarm bells rang across world markets on Monday as a near 9 percent dive in China shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major commodities panicked investors. European stocks were more than 5 percent in the red and Wall Street was braced for similar losses after Asian shares slumped to 3-year lows as a three month-long rout in Chinese equities threatened to get out of hand. Oil plunged another 4 percent, while safe-haven government U.S. an German bonds and the yen and the euro rallied as wide...more »

Chemical Manipulation of Humanity: People in their 40's increasingly getting dementia

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*YahooNews * *The author points to the role of EMF’s as part of this very large problem - so keep on zapping your brain with cellphones/smartphones to expand your zombie consciousness.* *While the researcher believes EMF’s are part of the increase in dementia he does not suggest or imply they are the sole cause of this increase. This researcher cites the endocrine disrupting chemicals ubiquitous in our environment thanks to the monstrosity of big banks/ oil/ chemical/ agriculture/ pharma & war. * Banking Hydra with it's oil, chemical, agriculture, pharma, military heads *"Ther... more »

Islamic State’s Second In Command Killed For 3rd Time In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Haji Mutazz, also known as Abu Mulsim al-Turkmani, whose real name is Fadel Ahmad al-Hayali was reportedly killed by a drone strike in mid-August 2015. Mutazz was one of the Islamic State leaders Abu Bakr Baghdadi’s number twos who was responsible for the group’s operations in Iraq. While the U.S. officially said that it had killed the IS leader, the problem was this was the third time that Mutazz had allegedly been killed casting a large shadow over his demise. The spokesman for the United States’ National Security Council (NSC) announcedthat Haji Mutazz was dead on August 18, 2... more »

Paul Haggis on Journalists Not Asking Tom Cruise About Scientology: “Shame on You”

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: tom cruise] Paul Haggis wants Tom Cruise to get tougher questions when he promotes his films. The Crash director, who was a member of the Church of Scientology before leaving in 2009, told the Daily Beast that Cruise’s team doesn’t let journalists... more »

Dow Plummets 1000 Points in Opening Minutes

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: global market stock market__1440162168_70.119.142.63] NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. markets plunged at the open Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading. The Dow was 783 points, or 4.8 percent, lower... more »

Alex Law Likes Bernie Sanders... And Ice-T

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Ice-T released his fourth album-- and many say his best-- *O.G., Original Gangster* in 1991. It made it into the top 10 and was awarded a gold album. Ice lives in New Jersey now and Blue America decided to give away one of those original RIAA-certified *O.G.* gold record awards to help us raise contributions for a young candidate in New Jersey's First Congressional District, Alex Law. Turns out Alex is an Ice-T fan. "Ice-T's music and story," he told us, "are inspiring to me." Despite his difficult upbringing and early life, he was able to become a voice for the voiceless throu... more »

Paper on narcissistic CEOs earns big correction

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
It may not be much of a surprise that narcissistic CEOs of pharmaceutical companies will make bold choices, such as adopting radically new technology. That idea remains true, despite a lengthy correction to a paper that supports it. The paper, “CEO Narcissism, Audience Engagement, and Organizational Adoption of Technological Discontinuities,” in Administrative Science Quarterly, found support for […] The post Paper on narcissistic CEOs earns big correction appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Hollywood Accredits the Memes : F.U.

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*"My wife likes to listen to Wagner in the evenings, Ms. Storrin"* *"The first installment of the TV series coincidentally aired two days before the Conservative Party leadership election.* *Author Dobbs said that John Major's leadership headquarters "came to a halt" to view the show.* *During a time of "disillusionment with politics", the series "caught the nation's mood"."* *Following the resignation of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the moderate but indecisive Henry Collingridge emerges as both Thatcher's successor and the leader of the Conservative Party; the party wins the... more »

Russia's New Submarines Are Being Noticed By The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
© Sputnik/ V. Kiselev *David Axe, Daily Beast*: *Russia’s Mysterious New Submarine* It looks like the Moscow vs. the USS Jimmy Carter. But can the Kremlin afford the ship’s new technology? On August 11 at the port of Severodvinsk in northern Russia, a huge and imposing black shape emerged from a dry dock, observed by ranks of uniformed dignitaries. The Russian navy’s latest submarine is 574 feet long, displaces no fewer than 18,000 tons of water and packs two nuclear reactors. Named Moscow, she’s actually a refurbished, 1980s-vintage ballistic-missile sub that once prowled undern... more »

A Look At The Fire Power That America's Future Aircraft Carriers Will Have

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Ronald Reagan (foreground) operates with Kitty Hawk (center) and Abraham Lincoln (background) on her first cruise in June 2006. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Todd P. Cichonowicz. Wikipedia *National Interest:* *America's Future Aircraft Carriers Will Pack Tons of Firepower* Despite the proliferation of precision-guided ballistic and cruise missiles, aircraft carriers are far from obsolete. That was the message Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker, commander of Naval Air Forces, sought to deliver this week. Writing in a commentary piece on DOD Buzz, Shoemaker argued that: “To... more »

North Korea Deploys Its Submarine Fleet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) stands on the conning tower of a submarine during his inspection of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Naval Unit 167 © KCNA / Reuters *National Post/The Telegraph*: *More than 50 North Korean subs ‘missing from their bases’ as talks with South seek to avert conflict* Tokyo — South Korea’s military has expressed concern at intelligence reports that indicate that more than 50 North Korean submarines have sortied from their bases. The sheer number of vessels that have put to sea means it is impossible to track all of the submarines, officials said, ev... more »

Nickelodeon Show Profiles Dying Children

John Zmirak at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Nickelodeon-old-school-nickelodeon-295338_1024_768] NEW YORK (AP) -- Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a “Nick News” episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives.... more »

‘Clean Food’ is a Dangerous Fad

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: clean food] The supermarket aisle has become a confusing place. It used to be full of recognisable items like cheese and butter; now you find yourself bamboozled by all manner of odd alternatives such as 'raw' hummus, wheat-free bread and murky juices.... more »

Big Crowd at Navy Base Gate

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
The Sky team from the Korean mainland joined us at the Navy base gate this morning in Gangjeong village for the 90 minute vigil and Catholic mass (simultaneously underway just across the street). Usually the police drag us away from the gate 3-4 times each day but with the big crowd of well over 100 people today they gave up on their first try. One granny sat in front of a cement truck and my favorite 82-year old woman (she can't weigh more than 75 pounds) leaned up against the front of the truck and refused to move. Others quickly crowded around and the Navy was forced to bac... more »

Unasked questions

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Articles about Jeremy Corbyn are pretty well clogging up the internet and most people agree by now that the successful outcome of his leadership bid is a foregone conclusion. Everyone has something to say about him and his friends, but no matter how damning, no matter how many fresh skeletons tumble out of his closet, no matter how many disingenuous excuses fall from his lips, nothing dents the unstoppable Corbymania. Politically illiterate or naïve Corbyn voters, many of whom must be too young to know any better, might well be seduced by his socialist economic policies, his appea... more »

The Adulterers of Ashley Madison Exposed: The Bible Saw This One Coming

Matt Barber at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Ashley Madison website hacking__1440419717_70.119.142.63] "Judge not, lest ye be judged" is among the most frequently uttered passages in the Bible, particularly by those who wish to shut down any discussion on some objectively immoral behavior. The Scripture is among the most misrepresented and misunderstood... more »

Elon Musk: Crazy Like a Visionary

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Elon Musk] I have to admit that I think Elon Musk is (to use NASA-speak) a "steely-eyed missile man," i.e., a powerfully impressive chap. William Blake (the last poet, I promise, whom I'll quote) once observed that "energy is eternal delight." Musk... more »

A Change of Seats for 3 Americans Led to Saved Lives on Paris-Bound Train

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 3 American Friends Paris-bound train__1440418723_70.119.142.63] PARIS -- The three American friends who helped foil what could have been a mass shooting on a packed high-speed train bound for Paris started their journey in a different car, they said Sunday, underlining how easily their triumph could... more »

Planned Parenthood Losing Social-Media War Sparked by Undercover Videos

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood2 - 400] Planned Parenthood for America is losing the social-media war in the aftermath of undercover videos on its fetal-tissue donations from abortions, according to an analysis released Friday. NetBase, a Silicon Valley firm that analyzes social-media trends, found that "net sentiment"... more »

The Highest Form Of Wisdom Is......The Wisdom Of The Talmud

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
Source: *High Form Of Wisdom G+*

Under His Thumb?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.banklawyersblog.com/. Given evidence which emerged last week at the Duffy trial, the NDP's Charlie Angus has written to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, asking why Nigel Wright was not charged with offering a bribe. Could it be that the Commissioner is under Mr. Harper's thumb? Given the record, Michael Harris writes, it's beginning to look like the entire force may be acting as Mr. Harper's private security detail: The hallmark of the Harper era has been an attempt by the government to take ownership of all federal human... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Hillary Clinton's College Tuition Plan Flunks Econ 101* 'There ain't no such thing as a free lunch," economist Milton Friedman was fond of saying. What he meant was that every policy has a cost, and that cost should be carefully considered. It is easy to be deceived by lofty promises while disregarding what it takes to fulfill them. With her latest proposal for higher education changes, Hillary Clinton is employing the Santa Claus strategy of promising Americans free money in exchange for their votes. In a nutshell, she wants to spend $350 billion to directly reduce tuitions at... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Deceptive temperature record claims* *Warmest month announcements have no scientific basis* By Tom Harris The U.S. government is at it again, hyping meaningless records in a parameter that does not exist in order to frighten us about something that doesn’t matter. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced this week that according to their calculations, July 2015 was the hottest month since instrumental records began in 1880. NOAA says that the record was set by eight one-hundredths of a degree Celsius over that set in July 1998. NASA calculat... more »

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: google_getty_629__1440418222_70.119.142.63] America's next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google's secret decisions, and no one -- except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers -- would know how this was... more »

Police: Son Arrested after Oklahoma Official Fatally Stabbed

Anika Smith at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Campaign photo.] OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma’s labor commissioner died after he was stabbed multiple times at an Oklahoma City restaurant, and his adult son has been arrested on a first-degree murder complaint in the slaying, police said. Officers were called around... more »

Creamsicle Sprite Floats and How to Grill a Pizza

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias School has been in session for just one week and already I feel like I am in over my head. With soccer three nights a week, the PTA, my job, my husband's job and all the other things that pop up, I swear we are busier than ever before. We have had to let a lot of things go, but one thing we are adamant about it family dinner. At family dinner we talk about our day, the projects my husband worked out, my upcoming posts, how school was for my 6-ye... more »

Democrats’ Plan B: Biden as a One-Term President, with Warren as His VP

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Biden Warren__1440412632_70.119.142.63] Joe Biden had good reasons to huddle privately with Elizabeth Warren on Saturday at his official residence. The Massachusetts senator may have chosen not to run next year, but her populist rhetoric and agenda dominate the 2016 Democratic contest. Should... more »

Chinese Stock Market Plunge Causes Global Rout

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Chinese stock market China__1440414598_70.119.142.63] TOKYO (AP) -- World stock markets plunged on Monday after China’s main index sank 8.5 percent -- its biggest drop since the early days of the global financial crisis -- amid deepening fears over the health of the world’s second-largest... more »

ANALYSIS: Can the Fed Ignore this Market Rout?

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: conservatism] Stocks are getting slammed again on Friday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.1 percent on Thursday to close below the 17,000 level for the first time since October. The S&P 500 dipped below 2,000 and sliced below its... more »

Americans, Briton who Thwarted Attack Get France’s Top Honor

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: France Train Attack] PARIS (AP) -- Three Americans and a Briton who tackled an attacker loaded with guns and ammunition prevented carnage on the high-speed train carrying 500 passengers to Paris, France’s president said Monday as he presented the men with the... more »

Hometown, Church Mobilize to Support Jimmy Carter

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: JImmy Carter cancer diagnosis__1440415030_70.119.142.63] PLAINS, Ga. (AP) -- Plains, Georgia, plans on giving back to their resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained. Jimmy Carter and his hometown have always been intertwined, from the day he announced he would run for... more »

The Most Conservative and Liberal Cities in America

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: conservative] New York City may be less liberal than you thought. At least according to The Economist, which pulled data from an MIT study on how city governments reflect their constituents' politics to produce a ranking of cities with populations of... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( August 24 , 2015 ) - Black Monday For Asia And Emerging Markets ( Very simply stated - all major Asian Indices crushed across the board today , North Korea situation has not gone away - just not a headline issue this morning ! ) ....... Europe Stock Markets Crash ( Europe following Asia - but to a lesser degree today - red across the board for major Indices. Anyone remember Greece being a tempest in a teapot - what was the fuss about again ? ) ..... No End In Sight For Global Carnage - For Now !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Evening Wrap..... A wild and crazy day for US trading - after Asia and Europe carnage ...... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 3h 3 hours ago History in one chart: Today Dow Jones plummeted 1,089.42 points at one point, biggest intraday point drop ever. [image: Embedded image permalink] *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h 3 hours ago "Black Monday" Brings Global Market Rout, Investors Mourn The Death Of Central Bank Omnipotence http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-2 4/black-monday-brings-global-market-rout-investors-mourn-death-central-bank-omnipotenc … *ze... more »

Police: Man Who Shot Trooper Told Him He Would ‘Die Soon’

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Louisiana_State_Trooper_cruiser__1440413533_70.119.142.63] NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A man accused of shooting a state trooper with a sawed-off shotgun told him afterward, “You’re lucky -- you’re going to die soon,” according to the head of Louisiana State Police. Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43,... more »

Not unlike the great Candidate Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 18 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015We’re performing a citizen’s duty:* Following the lead of Candidate Trump, we’re off on jury duty. We’ve left a dramatic post below. We expect to resume tomorrow.

Supplemental: Predicting the future can be hard!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 18 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015Cable star proves it again:* We could see that the analysts were swallowing every word. We let them watch Rachel Maddow last Friday night. At one point, she did a full tease for an important upcoming report. A major Republican candidate was about to drop out of the race! “I think it is about to happen,” Maddow dramatically said in this, the tease for her report: MADDOW (8/22/15): *So heads up! I think something dramatic might be about to happen in the presidential race.* It has nothing to do with Donald Trump. Everyone has been thinking that former Texa... more »

The Serpent Lives in Hollywood, and at Planned Parenthood

David Mills at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Fall and Explusion from Garden Michelangelo_compressed] The serpent lives in Hollywood. The one who says "Hey, don't worry, you won't die," and "You too can be like God!" makes movies. Take a recent movie called If I Stay, in which a teenage girl lies in a...more »

Pope Francis and the Dangerous Compassion of Open Borders Christians

John Zmirak at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: 1italy-migrants-refugees-asylum-seekers-1] One of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century was Frederic Bastiat. He was a "classical liberal" who favored the maximum freedom for citizens for the longest possible time. He didn't argue for anarchy, or a state too weak to... more »

US vs China: US-Backed Mobs Seek to Overthrow Malaysian Government

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*August 24, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Malaysia's "Berish" movement - an umbrella organization for various opposition groups opposed to the current government of Prime Minister Najib Razak - plans its fourth street demonstration in 8 years to unfold at the end of August. While Bersih's alleged goal is "clean and fair elections," it is openly led by the government's opposition headed by the now imprisoned US-proxy Anwar Ibrahim and a myriad of US-funded and directed nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The US State Department, through its US National Endowment for Democracy (NED... more »

How the Central Bank (and the FED?) Has Been Hokey Pokeying With Your Future  (Profits Before Country for Armament Makers)

If central banks purchase stocks in order to support equity prices, what is the point of having a stock market? The central bank’s ability to create money to support stock prices negates the price discovery function of the stock market. Not really a surprise. Eh? Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting ForcePaul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler August 23, 2015 Are we witnessing the

Nazareth and the Truth of the Gospels

Eric Metaxas at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Nazareth] ERIC METAXAS (Breakpoint Radio) -- "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" That was the question Nathanael asked Philip when his brother told him that he had found "Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote --... more »

America's Addiction to War and Violence

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
People around the world should not underestimate just how dangerous the US is today. Fascism is sweeping our nation and let the people of the world be warned. Do not support in any way the US corporate controlled government. Do not support the US war machine. US currently spends 34% of the world total of military spending...when you add in the NATO allies it comes to over 50%. Russia spends 4.8%. Just who is the real threat?

Let Go For A While And Just Be - Author Unknown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago

Faced With Sea of Palestinian Flags at Spanish Reggae Festival, Matisyahu Belts Out 'Jerusalem' (VIDEO) | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
What a man... "3, 000 years with no place to be, and they want me to give up my milk and honey." More here http:// "3, 000 years with no place to be, and they want me to give up my milk and honey." www.algemeiner.com/2015/08/23/faced-with-a-sea-of-palestinian-flags-at-spanish-reggae-festival-matisyahu-belts-out-jerusalem-video/

USFK helicopter crash-lands after tail rotor failure

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Crash-landed Kiowa helicopter]A U.S. Army helicopter crash-landed here Monday, due to a failure in the tail rotor, but the accident involved no major casualties, authorities said. A helicopter for the 24th Division of the U.S. Army made an emergency landing on a hillside in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, at around 11:40 a.m. with the two pilots showing no outward sign of injury. When the rescue team arrived, the pilots, both of whom work for the U.S. Army, were waiting outside the aircraft for the rescue helicopter from U.S. Forces Korea to arrive, the officials said, add... more »

Fifth test of China's WU-14 hypersonic glide vehicle conducted

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Hypersonic Glide Vehiclw]China successfully carried out the fifth test of its WU-14 hypersonic glide vehicle from the Wuzhai missile test range in northern China's Shanxi province on Aug. 19, reports the Washington Free Beacon. Pentagon officials said the WU-14 — as it has been designated by the Pentagon — not only traveled along the edge of the atmosphere but also demonstrated evasive maneuvers during the latest test, the report said. This information indicates that the hypersonic glide vehicle was designed particularly for a potential war with the United States, the report... more »

MiG-21 fighter crashes in Jammu and Kashmir, pilot ejects safely

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MiG-21 Bison]A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Monday, with the pilot managing to eject safely. "A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crashed at 11 a.m. in Soibug area of Badgam district," a defence spokesman told IANS here. "The pilot safely bailed out and was rescued by an army helicopter some distance away from the crash site. Read more

The U.S. Air Force Is Getting Rid of Its Predator Drones

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: MQ-1 Predator]From the earliest days of the War on Terror , the U.S. has had one weapon that none of its enemies -- and few of its allies -- possessed: drones. Specifically, MQ-1 Predator drones built by privately held defense contractor General Atomics. Twenty-seven feet long and sporting a 55-foot wingspan, the Predator is nearly as big as an F-16 fighter jet, but weighs just one-sixteenth as much. With its tiny 115-horsepower engine, the Predator buzzes through the air at just 84 miles per hour. It can only fly about 770 miles -- less than half the range of an F-16. But ... more »

Syrian Army Shoots Down Israeli Fighter Jet over Quneitra

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F-16I Sufa]The Syrian air defense system shot down an Israeli warplane violating the Arab country’s air space. The Israeli fighter jet was targeted over the city of Al-Quneitra on Friday. Israel regularly violates the Syrian airspace and it launches missile attacks against the Arab country. On Friday, the Israeli Air Force resumed airstrikes on Western Syria, targeting Brigade 68 Base in Khan Al-Sheih in Damascus province and Brigade 90 Base in the al-Quneitra province after a six hour halt in attacks that followed their multiple air raids over the Golan Heights. Read more

Pentagon says no injuries in blast at US Army post in Japan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Washington: Firefighters are still battling a fire triggered by an explosion at a US Army base in Sagamihara, Japan, but there are no reports of injuries, a Pentagon spokesman said Sunday. Navy Commander Bill Urban said the blast occurred just after midnight Japan time at a building at the Sagami Depot, a US Army post in Sagamihara, which is about 25 miles (40 km)southwest of Tokyo. "There are no reports of injury, and base firefighters and first responders are currently fighting the resulting fire to prevent its spread to nearby buildings," Urban said in a emailed statement. Read... more »

Even Kissinger Gets It Right

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 21 hours ago
While I am very reluctant to ever give war criminal Henry Kissinger any credit these comments of his on Russia do bear looking at. An old tale is that even a broken clock is right twice a day. In this case Kissinger's words are mostly on the mark.

Kremlin's New Sub: Russians Are 'Far More Innovative' Than US Ever Was

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Project 667BDRM SSBN (NATO reporting name: Delta-IV)]News that Russia is testing the latest addition to its underwater fleet of war machines, the BS-64 Podmoskovie nuclear submarine, have apparently left western analyst wondering what the watercraft is capable of while on months-long missions in the deep waters of the world ocean. The BS-64, previously known as K-64, is not a new sub, but a refurbished Project 667BDRM ballistic missile submarine (NATO reporting name: Delta-IV) that spent over 15 years at a repair plant located in the Russian port city of Severodvinsk. Laid... more »

U.S. Navy Names Submarine Idaho

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Idaho (SSN 799) poster]The U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, hosted a ship-naming ceremony on Saturday to announce that SSN 799, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Idaho. The submarine will be named to honor the history its namesake state has with the Navy. Idaho is home to the former Farragut Naval Training Station, which was the second largest training facility in the world during World War II. From the early 1950s to the mid-1990s, the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) located within the Idaho National Laboratory, trained nearly 40,000 Navy p... more »

Asus Tablet Giveaway!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
Today I am so happy to be teaming up with some fantastic bloggers to bring to you a truly fantastic giveaway! Enter to win a TABLET below! *Welcome to the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro!* The ZenPad S 8 is a brand new tablet recently released from ASUS. The ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 features an alluring look and was inspired by the ASUS Zen design philosophy of crafting harmonious beauty and functionality. With its clean lines and metallic finish enhanced by an exquisite hairline pattern, and brilliant diamond-cut edges, the ASUS ZenPad has refined... more »

Youngsters don't want to serve on Royal Navy submarines because they can't log on to Facebook while under the waves

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
The Royal Navy is struggling to recruit young people as they are no longer willing to tolerate the isolation of underwater life. It's part of a wider trend that has seen all the armed forces struggling to meet recruitment targets as the social media generation expect more from their employers. The news has emerged as part of research by PA Consulting which has been trying to help the Royal Navy tackle its staff shortages. Read more

1st enlisted women picked for submarines starting training

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
The first four of 38 enlisted women picked to serve on Navy submarines are starting their training at Basic Enlisted Submarine School at Groton on Monday. The Day of New London reports the women are part of a class of 79 new students. They are in the Submarine Electronics Communications Field. Capt. David Roberts, commanding officer to the Submarine Learning Center, tells the Day that the Groton barracks have been updated to meet the Navy’s privacy standards and senior enlisted female sailors also are arriving at the sub school to serve as mentors for the younger women. Read more

Military Photo of the Day: August 24, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Marine-900] A Marine sits on the ramp of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter after completing a portion of a joint training exercise in Hawaii’s Marine Corps Training Area Bellows on July 30, 2015. Thank you to this brave Marine for his... more »

Musical lnterlude: Liquid Mind, “Velvet Morning”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Velvet Morning” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Jo5-SUVCU

Korea Talks Continue As Both Sides Continue Their Military Mobilizations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *As marathon talks continue, Koreas ready their militaries for conflict* TOKYO — Representatives from North and South Korea held a day of marathon talks Sunday — stretching more than 21 hours past noon local time Monday, without any word of either progress or failure — as they tried to find a way to defuse escalating tensions. But even as the talks continued, the South reported that more than 50 submarines from the North appeared to have left their bases and that troop numbers had been doubled on the northern side of the demilitarized zone that separates the e... more »

Lebanon On The Brink Of Chaos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quit* Protests against the Lebanese government turned violent for a second day on Sunday, and Prime Minister Tammam Salam threatened to resign as public discontent brought thousands into the streets. Anger at the Salam-led unity cabinet grouping Lebanon's fractious politicians has come to a head over its failure to resolve a crisis over garbage disposal that reflects the wider failings of the weak state. Salam's cabinet has been hamstrung by political and sectarian rivalries that have been exacerbated by w... more »

WNU Editor -- Correction To This Story: 'Improvised Launch Device' Found Outside U.S. Base In Japan Rocked By Explosions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* I made an error in this post. This story (the finding of an improvised device) is an old story from 2013. This is what happens when I am tired after a long flight. Just for those who may not know .... I do not delete my posts when I make a mistake. *CNN*: *U.S. military: 'Improvised launch device' found outside base in Japan* U.S. and Japanese authorities were investigating two small explosions Thursday outside an American air base near Tokyo, officials said. Investigators found two metal tubes and a simple timing device, which U.S. authorities described as an "imp... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"By starlight this eerie visage shines in the dark, a crooked profile evoking its popular name, the Witch Head Nebula. In fact, this entrancing telescopic portrait gives the impression the witch has fixed her gaze on Orion's bright supergiant star Rigel. Spanning over 50 light-years, the dusty cosmic cloud strongly reflects nearby Rigel's blue light, giving it the characteristic color of a reflection nebula. Cataloged as IC 2118, the Witch Head Nebula is about 1,000 light-years away." - http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap081031.html

Chet Raymo, "Angling for Happiness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Angling for Happiness" by Chet Raymo "There is a concept in physics called "angle of repose." Set an object, a book say, on a plank. Now slowly tip up one end of the plank until the moment when the book just starts to slide. The angle between the plank and the horizontal is the angle of repose, where the component of the gravitational force down the plank becomes greater than the maximum friction force holding the book at rest. Or, in more evocative terms - As I write I am laying on the couch with the laptop in my lap, in perfect repose. If you started tipping up the couch, at som... more »

"To See The World..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour." - William Blake

"True Courage..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In true courage there is always an element of choice, of an ethical choice, and of anguish, and also of action and deed. There is always a flame of spirit in it, a vision of some necessity higher than oneself." - Brenda Ueland

"That's Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"That's Life" by Chuck Gallozzi "The following is an ancient Chinese parable that is told to this day because of the wisdom it contains. Once upon a time, a poor farmer was dismayed to learn his horse had died during the night. "That's terrible," his neighbors said, "how will you till this rocky soil without your horse?" "That's life," said the farmer to his friends. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the village, a certain rich man heard of the farmer's plight and took pity on him, giving one of his many horses to the poor man as a gift. "That's wonderful! How lucky you are!" exclaimed the f... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Coppenbrügge, Niedersachsen, Germany. Thanks for stopping by.

"Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball" By Joe Bageant "As an Anglo European white guy from a very long line of white guys, I want to thank all the brown, black, yellow and red people for a marvelous three-century joy ride. During the past 300 years of the industrial age, as Europeans, and later as Americans, we have managed to consume infinitely more than we ever produced, thanks to colonialism, crooked deals with despotic potentates and good old gunboats and grapeshot. Yes, we have lived, and still live, extravagant lifestyles far above the rest of you. And so, my sincere thanks to all o... more »

"They're Gonna Need A Bigger Balance Sheet"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"They're Gonna Need A Bigger Balance Sheet" * by Charles Hugh Smith Driving home from work on Friday night I found it terribly amusing listening to the “business journalists” on the local news station trying to explain the 531 point plunge in the Dow and the 1,105 point plummet from the Tuesday high. The job of these faux journalist mouthpieces for the status quo is not to report the facts, analyze the true factors underlying the market, or seek the truth. Their job is to calm the masses, keep them sedated, and paint the rosiest picture possible. The brainless twit who reported th... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

The Democrats Shouldn't Run A Candidate In IL-13 This Cycle, Just Tacitly Support Progressive David Gill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Republicans are worried that if Trump runs as an independent, the GOP will lose the presidential election in 2016, regardless of who they-- or the Democrats-- run. Some think the GOP would probably even come in third. But the Republicans aren't the only party with this kind of problem. Do you remember David Gill? In 2012 he beat the DCCC's hand-picked right-of-center candidate, Matt Goetten, in a Democratic primary in Illinois's 13th Congressional District. He's running for the seat again-- as an independent, which is sure to guarantee Republican incumbent Rodney Davis another t... more »

Coalition Party in Gangjeong Village

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*The Sky team greeted after arriving at the Jeju airport**Opening ceremony in village center before dinner and dancing* *One of the many songs and dancing during the wonderful party* Yesterday more than 100 people from mainland Korea arrived on Jeju Island. They are part of the Sky team which is a coalition of movements throughout South Korea - striking auto workers, Sewol ferry tragedy families, campaigns to oppose massive nuclear power plant powerline towers in several villages, campaign to protect neighborhoods in Seoul from redevelopment demolition, and the Gangjeong Navy base ... more »

My Good-Bye Talk in Gangjeong

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
This is the promo bit sent around about my talk Tuesday night at the Gangjeong peace center. Title of the talk is 'Why Jeju?' What can I say besides 'Why Not Jeju?' I've once again been touched by the love, joy, sense of community, determination, fierce stick-to-it-ivness, and creativity of the people here. I consider them all family. I'll always do what I can to help build solidarity for the struggle for peace and justice in Gangjeong village - and throughout Korea.

Let’s just ban online purchases outright, shall we?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Ah, now that their “discussion document” is out, I see that the Key Government will not actually be charging NZers GST if they purchase online from offshore suppliers. They will not actually be charging NZers GST if they purchase online from offshore suppliers, because the Key Government proposes that offshore suppliers with markets in the hundreds of millions *will be required to register and return GST to the NZ IRD.* And they will need to do that just in order to make some sales to, at most, a few hundred eager NZers. And who would bother? Which means that goods you do still p... more »

I, Pet Goat

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

10 best moments from the weekend

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
You don’t have to know much about the world’s most libertarian sport to enjoy the ten best marks, goals and tackles from the weekend. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

What's The Matter With Kansas Democrats?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
They couldn't even beat this garbage Chances are you never heard of Larry Meeker, a conservative politician and former banker, unless you're from Kansas. People in Kansas know him because he's the chairman of the state's moribund Democratic Party. Or he was. Friday he was forced to resign, and tomorrow is his last day on the job. Meeker, exactly like the careerist shills Inside the Beltway-- the folks around the DNC, DCCC and DSCC-- didn't give a hoot about the values and principles that attract progressives to the Democratic Party. Electing Democrats-- even if one has to stretch the... more »

Media Brainwashing

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Auckland: who else wants to have a go?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
For hundreds of years tribes fought and re-fought over Auckland. Everything about Auckland that makes it so valuable today made it a fearful place to be back then when tribalism ruled and enslavement was the reward for a losing battle–and every tribal leader worth his puha had had a go at claiming it. Just one reason then that the land worth so much now was largely empty when European settlers first arrived: “they saw only a wilderness of scrub, for all the isthmus had been gardens and was in various stages of regeneration."* The gardens, pas and fishing spots had been abandoned... more »

Quote of the Day: “The Earth’s resources are limited, but … ”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“The Earth’s resources are limited, but those limits are the limits of the Earth not of our abilities. And there are no known limits to our abilities — we humans are not merely gatherers of a fixed supply of resources; we are discoverers and creators of a potentially unlimited supply of resources. That was the economist Julian Simon’s still-under-appreciated point about the ultimate resource: intelligence.”* ~ Stephen Hicks, ‘Hooray, the Earth is Not Running out of Resources’ Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at... more »

Ramble redux: top ten

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
These were the top-ten most clicked links from last Friday’s Ramble, in order … 1. Timaru man warned for 'picking up mates from pub' 2. Oil still has the power to humble leaders who fail to hedge their bets 3. The 2015 Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World 4. Capitalists Have a Better Plan 5. PERIGO: In the Revolution's Twilight 6. Independent Panel Slams Christchurch Council Planners 7. The Great China Ponzi—-An Economic And Financial Trainwreck That Will Rattle The World 8. Russians experience first ‘horrible’ sustained decline in living ... more »

Lost and found in traslation

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Language is everthing its not a simple translation its like picking a child you want to talk to first 我想给她们 How it understand it its like a random burst of human thought about eliminatin that China chose to adopt


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*"What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? * *Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars! Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in armies! Old men weeping in the parks! * *Moloch! Moloch! Nightmare of Moloch! Moloch the loveless! Mental Moloch! Moloch the heavy judger of men! * *Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows! Moloch whose buildings are judgment! Moloch the vast stone of war! Moloch the stunned governments! * *Moloch... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Saints Look Sharp as First Teams Handle Patriots ~Jason Calbos, Pro Football Spot*


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*The National Guard and Katrina exhibit opens*

“How dirty laws trash the environment”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Dirty dairying, effluent disposal, chemical pollution. All these environmental harms are supposed to policed by the Resource Management Act (RMA). But the RMA doesn’t *stop* pollution: it *licenses* it. So too does the American EPA. (Only it doesn’t just license pollution—it pollutes waterways itself!) But long before we had the RMA and Americans had the EPS, pollution was controlled by the *common law*, and had done successfully for several hundred years.. Here’s a quick video explanation. It’s American-based, so it talks EPA. And it’s short—so even Americans can understand it. ... more »

Human Sex in frefall

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
No we are not in outer space just part of the science fiction future we live in today Sex has always had a penalty that we all pay for in education and toys or to a doctor and today this may disappear sex free for everyone and no chance of Fuchsias Fukushima that's an allure that will create new worlds but do not be afraid our Euro friends have navigated these forests for hundreds of years but with a lot more passion comes the risk of exponential heartbreak and I do not want to set the alarm but our German cousins do not have a Kempler pfk in the bedroom normally Not taking into con... more »

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