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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

25 Aug - Blogs I'm Following

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U.S. Air Force Brushes Off $27 Billion Accounting Error On The Projected 10-Years Cost For Its Next-Generation Bomber

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 minute ago
Boeing *Fiscal Times*:* Air Force Brushes Off $27 Billion Accounting Error* r Force leaders on Monday shrugged off concerns that the service got the projected 10-years cost of its next-generation bomber wrong to the tune of more than $27 billion. Last year, the Air Force told Congress the estimated cost for developing the Long-Range Strike Bomber from fiscal years 2015 to 2024 would be $33.1 billion. This year, the service put the price tag at $58.2 billion between fiscal 2016 and 2026, a 76 percent increase. The service has since said the actual cost should have been $41.7 billio... more »

Ukraine Claims That Both Germany And France Have Laid Down 'Red Lines' For Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 minute ago
© Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian president's press service/TASS *ITAR-TASS:* *Kiev says Ukrainian, French, German leaders laid down "red lines" for Russia* *Russia's crossing the "red lines" could prompt a resolute reaction from the international community which refers "not only to sanctions"* KIEV, August 25. /TASS/. Talks between leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine in Berlin on Monday focused on "red lines" Russia must not cross, a senior Ukrainian administration official said on Tuesday. "It is very important that we have discussed red lines that, if crossed, could prompt a res... more »

Thorne Dreyer : RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Harry Targ, Glenn Smith & Roger Baker, Eve Spangler, Mary Bock, and Jeff Nightbyrd interviews Thorne Dreyer

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 3 minutes ago
We discuss the worldwide rise of resistance; the bizarre state of politics; Palestine and Zionism; smart phones and citizen journalism — and we turn the tables on the birthday boy. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *RAG RADIO PODCASTS* | Harry Targ, Glenn Smith & Roger Baker, Eve Spangler, Mary Bock, and Jeff Nightbyrd interviews Thorne Dreyer

Bumping into Vada

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 26 minutes ago
Vada real Vada especially appropriate she is not my girl but you have to love the name all the same it describes her Which is not hard or easy cause she cant help being more beautiful than anything but always looking like everything you want to see is a person totally true behind and in front of the girl truth is real Real Vada I will take that escalator and be happy with a destination in a world where we are both alive this space and time chronology places our sides on differant destination in alternate universes that never will collide Small gestures mean a lot in this great big ... more »

Bumping into Vada

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 33 minutes ago
Vada real Vada especially appropriate she is not my girl but you have to love the name it describes her Which is not hard or easy cause she cant help being more beautiful than anything but always looking like everything you want to see is a person yet the girl is for real Real Vada I will take that escalator and be happy with a destination in a world were both alive in this space and time chronology places our sides in alternate universes with no chance of collisions pushing dark matter aside Small gestures mean a lot in this great big world and her acts of kindness make her a star ... more »

Is Russian President Putin About To Removed From Office?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Security Council. One European expert estimates that at least a third of Russia's diplomats work for Putin's intelligence agencies. Alexei Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters *Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes*:* Is A Slow Putsch Against Putin Under Way?* A quarter century after the fall of the USSR, Kremlinologists sense a putsch in the air, despite Vladimir Putin’s overwhelming approval ratings. The tea leaves say that the Kremlin elite, dubbed by some as Politburo 2.0, is currently deciding whether Putin should go before h... more »

Who gives a darn about some stupid slurry wall? The folks responsible for keeping the Hudson River out of the World Trade Center, for one

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*The original design of the WTC "bathtub" (click to enlarge)* A *slurry wall* is a technique used to build reinforced concrete walls in areas of soft earth close to open water or with a high ground water table.[1] This technique is typically used to build diaphragm (water-blocking) walls surrounding tunnels and open cuts, and to lay foundations. *-- from the Wikipedia article on "Slurry wall" (links onsite)* *by Ken* *Ay-ay-ay*, you're probably thinking. We aren't really going to be yammering on about a subject as tedious-sounding as a *slurry wall*, are we? You bet we are. A s... more »

Quote of the Afternoon: There’s no ‘I’ in team?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*“He understands that there is no ‘I’ in ‘team.’ Like Wendell Sailor however, he is also keenly aware that there are five in ‘individual brilliance’.”* ~ Peter Flynn on the brilliance of Geelong’s Stevie J. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Bill Meacham : IDEAS | The anti-realist vegetarian

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 3 hours ago
Once you realize the socially constructed nature of morality, you get to choose whether or not to buy into it. By Bill Meacham | The Rag Blog | August 25, 2015 I venture to guess that most people are moral … finish reading Bill Meacham : *IDEAS* | The anti-realist vegetarian

MENA Report - ( August 25 , 2015 ) - Iraq / Syria Regional War - Turkey , Lebanon and Jordan feeling various degrees of stress presently ..... Libya continues falling apart off to the side .... Yemen Regional Proxy War continues unabated !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Links.... *Turkey 'Tipped al-Qaeda to US-Trained Fighters'* *Saudis Turn Blind Eye as Qaeda Gains in Yemen* *NATO Troops Back in Combat as Taliban Gains Grow* *Turkey and US to Launch 'Comprehensive' Anti-ISIS Attack* *Saudis: Taiz a 'Disaster Area' After Houthi Shelling Kills 14 Civilians* Dozens Executed in Mosul; 106 Killed Across Iraq Iraq's Most Fearsome Shia Militia Leader Speaks Out Iraqi Forces Clash With ISIS in Push for Anbar Al-Qaeda Abducts Kurdish Commander Near Aleppo ISIS Accelerates Destruction of Antiquities in Syria Anti-Government Protesters March... more »

Customs Bureaucracy 3, Balikbayan box controversy

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 4 hours ago
The balikbayan box controversy stirred by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) plan to conduct random physical inspection of the boxes seem to have tapered off. The President intervened and ordered the BOC to stop its plan. It is a bit condescending for BOC head Bert Lina to ask the OFWs to be honest when he knows that many BOC personnel are very dishonest and corrupt. See comments below. Demanding honesty from the public is understandable, but demanding honesty from the bureaucracy is even more important. This post from Philippines Shocking History last August 22 helped stir the controver... more »

August 24: An apology...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 4 hours ago
I missed yesterday's blog because life became chaotic for the day. I didn't need the world's chaos to add to it. Luckily, I found only one column in the August 24 paper worth reading. It was Steve Malloy's column. At first, I thought it a waste of time; but that was the fault of a really bad headline by the editor, "NB should beware the danger of addictive drugs". I thought that sounded, at best, trite. However, Malloy's column is much, much better than that. I strongly advise reading it. The editorial, as usual, takes the gold medal for brainlessness. It's an orgy of ecstasies ab... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Celestial Harmony"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Deuter, "Celestial Harmony" - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The most distant object easily visible to the eye is M31, the great Andromeda Galaxy some two and a half million light-years away. But without a telescope, even this immense spiral galaxy - spanning over 200,000 light years - appears as a faint, nebulous cloud in the constellation Andromeda. In contrast, details of a bright yellow nucleus and dark winding dust lanes, are revealed in this digital telescopic image. Narrow band image data recording emission from hydrogen atoms, shows off the reddish star-forming regions dotting gorgeous blue spiral arms and young star clusters. *Cli... more »

"Which Would You Choose?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"If you knew that hope and despair were paths to the same destination, which would you choose?" ~ Robert Brault

"Lakotah Instructions for Living"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Lakotah Instructions for Living"* "Friend do it this way - that is, whatever you do in life, do the very best you can with both your heart and mind. And if you do it that way, the Power Of The Universe will come to your assistance, if your heart and mind are in Unity. When one sits in the Hoop Of The People, one must be responsible because All of Creation is related. And the hurt of one is the hurt of all. And the honor of one is the honor of all. And whatever we do affects everything in the universe. If you do it that way - that is, if you truly join your heart and mind as One - wha... more »

Chet Raymo, “Work Of The Heart”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Work Of The Heart”* by Chet Raymo “In 1914, at age 39, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke had a substantial body of published work behind him. "Work of sight is achieved," he wrote; "now for some heart work." That's more or less what I have been doing on this site for the past three years: heart work. For seventy years it was sight work: looking, reading, teaching, writing books. Now I'm more interested in trying to discern the contours of the journey, the shape of the landscape I have traversed. How did the things seen fit together? How did the fit determine what things were seen? Hear... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

"Three Words..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on." - Robert Frost

"Buying Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Buying Time" Author Unknown "A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” “Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man. “Daddy, how much money do you make an hour? “That’s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily. “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy. “If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.” “Oh,” the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"True life mastery is more a function of knowing what to want, than knowing how to get what you want. Anyone can get stuff, but it usually takes an old soul to choose their stuff wisely." "What?" The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

Ukraine Corruption Makes Any Debt Deal Impossible To Work

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg*: *Ukraine Is Too Corrupt for Debt Deal to Work* Ukraine is reportedly close to a deal with its private creditors, who may accept a 20 percent haircut. This is an uneasy compromise that would solve little, because the government continues to fail where it really matters: cutting corruption and bringing the country's huge shadow economy into the tax system. Ukraine's private creditors, led by asset manager Franklin Templeton, are talking with U.S.-born Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko about restructuring $19 billion of debt. Ukraine's $17.5 billion ba... more »

U.S. Deploying F-22s To Europe For The First Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
US air force F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters are to be based in Europe. Photograph: US air force/Reuters *The Guardian/Reuters*:* US sends F-22 fighter jets to Europe as part of Ukraine response*: Warplanes will train alongside Eurofighter and other Nato aircraft as ‘Russia’s military activity continues to be of great concern’, says air force secretary The US is to deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe as part of efforts to support eastern European members of the Nato alliance unnerved by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. “Russia’s military activity in the Ukraine continues to be o... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Noah Smith & Marc Champion, Bloomberg*: *Debate: How Dangerous Is Iran?* A few weeks ago, Bloomberg View economics writer Noah Smith wrote a blog post on his website, noahpinion, arguing that Iran was a fundamentally weak country. He bounced his idea off Bloomberg View's international affairs specialist, Marc Champion, who disagreed. They took the exchange online. Noah: Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal often talk about Iran as a powerful, ascendant adversary and claim that the deal would make it even stronger. Now, I'm no expert on foreign policy, but I know a little about econ... more »

Here top economist Michael Hudson explains what is now going on with the stock market. It isn't what you think. It's about the rich trying to get richer. But Michael believes that the less rich won't lose very much of their stock market savings (if well selected). This blogger, guided by Jim Rickards the author of Currency Wars and The Death of Money, believes that gold and silver perchased now will fly when the dollar crash comes. But be sure to buy the physical metal or else buy shares of outfits that are in control of a lot of these metals and haven't fallen into debt waiting for the crash, e.g., Royal Gold (RGLD) and Silver Wheaton (SLW).

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 4 hours ago
------------------------------ *Smoke and Mirrors of Corporate Buybacks Behind the Market Crash* Michael Hudson, the author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy Global Economy, says the stock market crash on Monday has very little to do with China and all to do with shortermism and buybacks of corporations inflating their own stocks * - August 25, 2015* https://youtu.be/D0EPfMAYy1A *Bio* Original here Michael Hudson is a Distinguished Research Professor of Economics ... more »

Bread Not Circuses Redux

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 5 hours ago
If you follow me on Twitter, I apologize. I've been a total pain in the ass lately in my lonely effort to get Torontonians in particular and Canadians in general riled up about a proposed bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Though it's lonely work, I'm finding lots of interesting stuff. And today I found some stuff that is actually encouraging. In 1989-90, Toronto's millionaire hucksters were really pushing to get the 1996 Summer Olympics, which were ultimately awarded to Atlanta. Opposed to them was a coalition of women's groups, anti-poverty and housing activists, and labour unio... more »

Quotes of the Morning: Before & after the 1929 crash

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
One of Colin Seymour’s hobbies is collecting nonsense. There are few more nonsensical prognostications than folk either side of the event that’s on everyone’s mind this week: the Great Wall St Crash that began in earnest on October 24, 1929. Here’s what some numb-nuts had to say, with the times they said them indicated on Colin’s chart above. They offer a great example of hubris when humility would be far more appropriate. Because these people had much to be humble about … 1. "We will not have any more crashes in our time." - John Maynard Keynes, leading British economist, ... more »

How CNN May Keep Carly Fiorina Out of the Next Debate Anyway

Hot Air at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Carly Fiorina2 - 400] You may recall that one of the big stories out of the first GOP debate (once you'd waded through all of the Trump news from the main stage) was the general approbation received by Carly Fiorina for her performance in... more »

ANALYSIS: Is Polyamory Next?

The American Interest/Robert George at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: polyamory2 - 482] The Youngs are women in a committed relationship who love and care for and look after each other. They share domestic duties and financial responsibilities. They share a bed and make love. They have a child (courtesy of sperm donation... more »

World News Briefs -- August 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A F/A-18E/F Super Hornets of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VFA-211) lands on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in the Gulf June 18, 2015. REUTERS/HAMAD I MOHAMMED *Reuters:* *U.S. reports 36 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria* The United States and its allies carried out 36 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Monday, a U.S. military statement said. Islamic State fighters, weapons and vehicles in Iraq were hit in 31 strikes in various areas, including 12 near Tuz, said the statement issued on ... more »

Levels of irony

risa bear at A Way to Live - 7 hours ago
At Stony Run, we are no strangers to wildfire. I fought fires in the early eighties, and one of those got *up close and personal*. We've seen fires occur near here, such as those around Oakridge in the nineties and more recently, and especially the Clark Fire on Fall Creek, five thousand acres, which brewed up a very nuclear looking smoke and steam cloud some twelve miles from here. 2015 is a major fire year in the Northwest, but oddly enough, though we are as dry as a desert nothing of note has (knock on wood) happened in our area. Well, almost. What *has* happened is a major smoke... more »

Urgent Update from Big Mountain, Bahe's SheepDog Media with BMIS

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Date: Aug 25, 2015 2:28 PM Update from Big Mountain, Bahe's SheepDog Media U  R  G  E  N  T     U  P  D  A  T  E August 25, 2015 Excessive Laws to Livestock Confiscation at Big Mountain on Black Mesa We all have to live with regulations whether we live in the urban or rural areas, and permits may apply as to how many pets we should have to how much livestock we can range.

Trump And Cruz Aren't The Only Politicians In The Hemisphere With Fascist Tendencies

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Corrupt right-wingers Otto Pérez Molina and Stephen Harper When I was a DJ at KSAN in San Francisco, the program director once told me that the day I felt I had played a song so many times that I couldn't stand hearing it again was the first time most listeners ever absorbed it. Nevertheless, for the sake of my own sanity, I have to take some time off from writing about Trump, at least for the rest of the day. I was thinking about writing about another fascist strongman instead, Guatemala's grotesquely corrupt president, Otto Pérez Molina. Funny how right-wing extremism and corrupti... more »

A Guide to Hillary Clinton’s Most Sensitive Emails

Politico at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton7 - 400] Hillary Clinton stored at least 63 emails on a private server that have now been deemed classified by the State Department, a collection of messages that contains diplomatic information not normally discussed in public. The messages already released contain just... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
People's Liberation Army soldiers rehearsing Saturday for the Sept. 3 parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. PHOTO: REUTERS *Wall Street Journal*: *China Reveals Guest List for Big Military Parade* Many Western nations have been reluctant to send leaders or troops China released the guest list for its World War II Victory Day parade, providing a snapshot of its growing clout in many parts of the world while showing the strains the event is placing on relations with the U.S. and its allies. The military parade through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Sept. 3 m... more »

Alice Dreger Resigns from Northwestern University Following Pathetic Censoring by Management

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 7 hours ago
Today, I learned that Alice Dreger, professor of clinical medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, internationally celebrated for her work on the practices and policies around intersex and ambiguous sex conditions, especially in small children, yesterday chose to hand in her letter of resignation, following a pathetically prude and spineless piece of ham-handed censorship of her and a colleagues' work by her own medical school dean, Eric Nielson last year, and subsequent lack of university provost, Daniel Linzer, to assure her that... more »

Civilization and Sludge

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 7 hours ago
The emergence of domestication and agriculture allowed humankind to produce more food per area of land, but this innovation also resulted in myriad unintended consequences, many of which were unsustainable. One of my favorite essays is Civilization & Sludge, by Abby A. Rockefeller. It describes the evolution of how people dealt with the production of human excrement, a process that never ends. Like everything else in the human saga, the history begins simple and sustainable, and over time degenerates into a system that is complex and energy-guzzling. The following is mostly a s...more »

Groundhog Day: Parents Again Rate Local Schools Higher than Schools of the Nation

skrashen at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
Sent to the Washington Post, August 25, 2015 As is the case every year, the PDK/Gallup poll found that people rate their local schools much more positively than they do schools in the US in general ("U.S. schools are too focused on standardized tests, poll says," August 23). The differences, as usual, were striking: Seventy percent of parents said they would give the public schools their oldest child attended a grade or A or B, but only 19% would give public schools in the nation an A or B. An obvious explanation: Parents have direct information about the school their children atte... more »

Planned Parenthood Sues Louisiana over Cut to Medicaid Funds

ABC News at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood6 - 400] Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Tuesday to stop Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration from ending Medicaid payments to the organization’s Louisiana clinics. Jindal, a Republican presidential candidate, announced plans earlier this month to cut off the Medicaid funding to the... more »

Rasmussen Poll: Should Hillary Clinton Suspend Her Campaign?

Rasmussen Reports at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Hillary_Clinton_CBS] Growing national security questions about Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server during her time as secretary of State are drowning out much of her message as a presidential candidate and causing many of her fellow Democrats to worry...more »

Fox News Chief: Donald Trump Owes Megyn Kelly an Apology

AP/David Bauder at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: FILE - This file photo combination made from Aug. 6, 2015, photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Fox News Channel host and moderator Megyn Kelly during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. Trump is welcoming Kelly back from a vacation with a broadside of criticism, tweeting that he liked her show better when she was away. Trump has been attacking Kelly ever since her tough questioning of him during the debate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)] NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday... more »

Train Gunman Had ‘Terrorist Intent,’ French Prosecutor Says

CNN at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: train attack - 400] He was armed for a massacre. Ayoub El Khazzani, the suspected gunman who was overtaken by passengers on a Thalys train in France last week, carried with him an AKM assault rifle with 270 rounds of ammunition, a Luger M80... more »

Do 800 U.S. Military Bases Abroad Help Or Hinder Global Security?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*NPR:* *Do America's Military Bases Abroad Help Or Hinder Global Security?* The U.S. has around 800 military bases outside of the nation's borders. They're home to hundreds of thousands of troops and family members, and, in many cases, they're a cause of controversy. David Vine, an associate professor of anthropology at American University, argues that we've become too dependent on such overseas bases — and that many of them cause serious opposition abroad. He lays out his thinking in his new book, Base Nation: How the U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World. Most of... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“The REAL Reason China’s Economy Is Crashing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“The REAL Reason China’s Economy Is Crashing”* by George Washington "We noted in 2009, in a piece titled “China 2009 = America 2001 = Rome 11 BC“: “One of the top experts on China’s economy – [economics professor] Michael Pettis – has a very long but interesting essay arguing that China is blowing a giant credit bubble to avoid the global downturn. Pettis documents reports and statistics from modern China, of course. But he ends with a must-read comparison to ancient Rome: "Let me post here a portion of Chapter 15 from Will Durant’s "History of Roman Civilization and of Christiani... more »

Beautiful Chalk Designs Every Time!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 9 hours ago
When I search Pinterest for home decor ideas, the thing I see over and over again is amazing hand drawn chalkboard designs. I am always frustrated because while I am very artistic, my drawing ability has always left a lot to be desired. I want nothing more than to create gorgeous chalk boards designs that I can change out for each holiday. It is why I am so excited about Chalk Couture and their Kickstarter! Chalk Couture features LARGE chalkboards that are magnetic. They have all sorts of different magnets to celebrate the different holidays. The magnets are gorgeous are more li... more »

Can Jeremy Corbyn Manage the PLP?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Much has been made of Jeremy Corbyn's assumed incapacity to hold the Parliamentary Labour Party together in the event of his Labour leadership victory. His views are out of step with Labour MPs, only a tiny number backed Jeremy's nomination out of genuine conviction, and his hundreds of rebellions against the party whip place him in a weak position when endorsing party discipline. Will chaos necessarily reign? All this has led Matthew D'Ancona to reflect upon the torrid time Iain Duncan Smith had as Tory leader by way of direct comparison. Unfortunately for Matthew, the comparison... more »

50 North Korean Submarines Have Inexplicably Disappeared

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: North Korean Submarine-900] South Korea is on high alert after 50 North Korean subs deployed and subsequently disappeared from all radar scans. There hasn't been a submarine deployment this large since the conclusion of the Korean War in 1953, which is especially notable... more »

Ashley Madison Users in U.S. Sue Cheating Website

AP/Amanda Lee Myers at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Ashley Madison Users in US Sue Cheating Website] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released personal and detailed information on them and millions of other users, including credit card numbers and sexual... more »

Report: Turkey, the New Anti-ISIS Ally, Betrayed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels

Ivan Plis at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Turkey Map-900] Recent reports claim that Turkey helped Syria's al-Qaida affiliate kidnap members of the rebel unit which the U.S. trained to fight in that country. According to McClatchy News, Turkish intelligence officials provided the intelligence to Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaida affiliate. The U.S.-trained... more »

D.C. Business Owners Sue City Over $15 Minimum Wage Plan

Josh Fatzick at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: minimum wage - 900] The leader of Washington, D.C.'s Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit against the city to stop a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. In his lawsuit, D.C. Chamber President Harry Wingo said raising the minimum... more »

Journal that published bogus chocolate study delisted from open access directory

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
The journal that recently published a bogus study showing the health benefits of chocolate has been kicked out of a membership organization for open access journals. According to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the International Archives of Medicine was removed from the list of member journals August 20, due to “suspected editorial misconduct by […] The post Journal that published bogus chocolate study delisted from open access directory appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Does socialism work?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
This isn’t BBC related, and I’d quite like to move on from blog posts about Jeremy Corbyn - I’m sure we all would, but I wonder what or reader(s) make of these two performances at the Oxford Union, circa December 2013. Compare and contrast Jeremy Corbyn for “Socialism DOES work” and Daniel Hannan for “Socialism DOESN’T work”. I haven’t watched the other speakers and I don’t know how the audience responded, but I must say I thought Corbyn seemed dishevelled, retro, and a tad geriatric, while Hannan sparkles with sharpness and acuity. I’m not necessarily talking about the politics, ...more »

If You’re In D.C. You Can Finally Uber Your Lunch

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: US-ECONOMY-TRANSPORT-UBER] Uber's aim to expand its business beyond ride-sharing was given a boost Tuesday as the company launched its food delivery service UberEATS in Washington D.C. D.C. will join seven U.S. cities where Uber customers can use the ridesharing app to have some of their favorite... more »

This Is How China Is Going To Sink The U.S. Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Harry J. Kazianis, National Interest*: *On Display: China's Master Plan to Sink the U.S. Navy* Look out, China military watchers. Beijing seems to have displayed some of its most impressive missile technology—technology that would be used to keep the U.S. Navy at bay in the event of a military conflict. And if all works out, we might just get an up-close look in the days to come. According to a report in China’s Global Times, Beijing displayed some of its most deadly military hardware during a warm-up for its September 3rd World War II commemorations and parade. Get your cameras... more »

The Economy: "What to Do About the U.S. Stock Market Panic"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"What to Do About the U.S. Stock Market Panic"* by Bill Bonner TIVOLI, New York – "The Dow plunged 588 points yesterday – a nearly 4% drop… and the second straight day of losses of more than 500 points. The rich made money on the way up. Now, they’re giving it back. About $250 billion has been erased from the value of the U.S. stock market in the last two trading days. Meanwhile, Shanghai stocks sank another 8% on Monday. And they fell again by another 7% overnight. A desperate plea came in from our office in Beijing: “What do we do? Just tell investors to hold on?” Today, we offe... more »

UMMO: The Boys are Back in Town

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 11 hours ago
*"Guess who just got back today..."* Veteran researcher *Ignacio Darnaude Rojas* - a key figure in Spanish UFO research and particularly in the "UMMO Mythos" that became a ufological centerpoint on both sides of the Atlantic - has shared with us a postcard sent to him by a visitor from the planet UMMO operating on Earth. It is no less than DEI-99, son of DEI-98, one of the more prominent authors of the celebrated UMMO letters sent out in the 1960s and 1970s to a select group of scientists and researchers all over the globe. The inexorable passage of time - and the confessions of J... more »

Will Stories of Mob Ties and Crooked Deals Sink Donald Trump?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Does Donald Trump have an Achilles heel? * *by Gaius Publius* The Trump phenomenon is taking off and shows every sign of "having wings," to not mix a metaphor. According to this excellent analysis by Lee Drutman, "What Donald Trump gets about the electorate," Trump has found a policy sweet spot with Republican voters (as opposed to the party's money-bought leaders): As the punditry attempts to make sense of the continued popularity of Donald Trump, the prevailing establishment narrative has been simple: He's an anti-establishment buffoon; he's channeling an angry mood; his moment... more »

Supplemental: Chuck Todd refuses to do his job!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015Once again, a witch hunt is on:* At the present time, you’re seeing a full-blown assault, all across the press, against Candidate Clinton. Once again, a witch hunt is on. Each morning, the opening segment of Morning Joe is an incoherent disgrace. Mika and Joe lead the charge, as aggressively and imprecisely as is humanly possible. Willie Haskell-Geist and a gang of sycophants refuse to note the obvious problems with the co-hosts' work. That said, the hunt is on in a widespread way. Consider the way Chuck Todd refused to do his job on Sunday’s Meet the Pre... more »

Will Declining Oil Prices Bring Unrest In Oil Producing Countries?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Members of an Iraqi oil police force guarding a field near Basra last week. Iraqis have protested shortages of government services. Credit Essam Al-Sudani/Reuters *New York Times:** From Venezuela to Iraq to Russia, Oil Price Drops Raise Fears of Unrest* Oil, the lifeblood of many countries that produce and sell it, appears to be rapidly turning into an ever-cheaper economic curse. A year ago, the international price per barrel of oil was about $103. By Monday, the price was about $42, roughly 6 percent lower than on Friday. In oil-endowed Iraq, where an Islamic State insurgency a... more »

Russia's Computer Systems Removed After Cancelled Mistral Ship Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The two Mistral-class helicopter carriers Sevastopol (L) and Vladivostok are seen at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, western France, May 25, 2015. REUTERS/STEPHANE MAHE *IBTimes:* *Mistral Warships: Russian Military To Dismantle Computers, Radar, Specialist Equipment After Canceled Deal* A team of Russian military engineers arrived in France Tuesday to begin the process of taking back specialist computer systems that were installed on the two Mistral warships before the defense deal was formally canceled in early August, according to a Kremlin ... more »

Sentencing sexual offences against children

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
R. v. S.N., 2015 NUCJ 25: [34] As outlined by this Court in DeJaeger, at paragraphs 173 and 174, Nunavut leads the country in its per capita rate of sexual offences committed against children. This high incidence of sexual crimes against children – in all of Nunavut's communities – requires a firm response by the territory's sentencing court. The need to emphasize denunciation and general deterrence through an exemplary sentence is enhanced under these circumstances. The Court's sentencing posture in Nunavut must reflect what has become a pressing systemic problem in all of Nunavu...more »

Which Smartphones are Closest to the Maximum Legal Radiation Level?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Video - *Here's a list of the phones that give off the highest radiation. Also see how some of the newest phones stack up. The post Which Smartphones are Closest to the Maximum Legal Radiation Level? appeared first on Waking Times.

Jeb Says ‘Anchor Baby’ Was Meant to Criticize Asians, Not Mexicans

Blake Neff at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Republican National Committee Holds Spring Meeting In Scottsdale, Arizona] Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush rebuffed claims that the phrase "anchor baby" is offensive towards Hispanics, saying the media needs to "chill out" and that in any case the term is more targeted at Asians anyway. Bush first used the... more »

"Israel should be annihilated, Iranian official says"

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 12 hours ago
In case you were under the delusion that Iran has become a normal, peaceful country--in the wake of its signing a nuclear accord with Obama and other world leaders in order to get the sanctions against Iran removed and to regain access to $150 billion of its frozen assets--Hossein Sheikholeslam hopes to disabuse you of that notion: "Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan," the Iranian Parliament Speaker's Adviser for International Affairs Hossein Sheikholeslam was quoted as saying by ... more »

Free Speech And Freedom Of Thought Are Dead In Canada: New Democratic Party Purges Candidates Over Pro-Palestinian Positions In Lead Up To Canadian Elections!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
Yes, Canadians are going to the polls come October 19th of this year to "select" their newest batch of Jew suck ups and Jew ass kissers... It really does not matter which "party" anyone votes for in the upcoming Federal election, for all parties absolutely bow down to Israel and their Jewish masters first and foremost.... It is so disgusting to see this once free country called Canada now a slave state of Israel and of Jewish interests.... I have been pointing out in previous articles how criminal the Stephen Harper Conservative government is in their total subservience to Jewish p... more »

Former UCSF grad student fudged data in two papers

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A former graduate student at the University of California, San Francisco “knowingly falsified and/or fabricated” data in two published papers, according to the Office of Research Integrity. According to a case summary published this morning, Peter Littlefield was working on his PhD, studying the ways that cells respond to external signals, when he published the two problematic papers. He […] The post Former UCSF grad student fudged data in two papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Hilton Hotels Worldwide to Remove On-Demand Porn

CNA at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Hilton - 400] International hotel and resort chain Hilton Worldwide has changed its policies to eliminate on-demand video pornography from its hotel rooms across the globe, according to an advocacy group. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation announced the reported decision, saying that... more »

France Launches Terror Investigation after Train Attack

AP/GREG KELLER & THOMAS ADAMSON at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: france train shooting attack__1440250612_70.119.142.63] PARIS (AP) -- French authorities formally opened a terrorism investigation Tuesday after a thwarted attack on a high-speed train last week, saying the suspected gunman had watched a jihadi video onboard minutes before the violence. The decision to open an... more »

Major Islamic State Terror Cell Broken In Spain And Morocco

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *14 People Arrested in Spain and Morocco Over Islamic State Links* Authorities swoop on network suspected of recruiting and sending fighters to Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. MADRID—Spain and Morocco arrested 14 people suspected of forming part of a network to recruit and send fighters to Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Spain’s Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The operation, carried out Tuesday morning, comes as Europe remains on high alert after passengers on a Paris-bound train tackled and disarmed a man with guns and a box cutter on Friday, halting wha... more »

Islamic State Releases Images On The Destruction Of Ancient Palmyra Temple

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *The moment two thousand years of history were blown to smithereens: Now ISIS pledges to turn even more of ancient Palmyra into rubble* * ISIS thugs used dynamite to destroy the ancient temple of Baalshamin * The beautifully preserved temple had been there for nearly 2,000 years * Images show militants laying out rows of explosives and detonating them * Plume of smoke rises from ancient wonder and rubble is then pictured The first shocking images have been released of ISIS blowing up an ancient temple in the Syrian archaeological treasure of Palmyra. The Baalshamin t...more »

Did Turkey 'Tip-Off' Al Qaeda On Targeting U.S. Sponsored Syrian Rebels?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
BGN News *McClatchy News:* *Syrian rebels: Turkey tipped al Qaida group to U.S.-trained fighters* GAZIANTEP, TURKEY - The kidnapping of a group of U.S.-trained moderate Syrians moments after they entered Syria last month to confront the Islamic State was orchestrated by Turkish intelligence, multiple rebel sources have told McClatchy. The rebels say that the tipoff to al Qaida’s Nusra Front enabled Nusra to snatch many of the 54 graduates of the $500 million program on July 29 as soon as they entered Syria, dealing a humiliating blow to the Obama administration’s plans for confro... more »

Israel Accuses Iran Of Sponsoring Rocket Attacks From Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Politico:* *Israel says Iran is sponsoring rocket attacks* As Congress nears a vote on the Iranian nuclear deal, Israel says Tehran is responsible for a “indiscriminate and premeditated terrorist attack” from Syrian territory. Israel says Iran was behind rocket attacks into its territory from Syria last week, raising new questions about Tehran’s regional aggression in the wake of last month’s nuclear agreement. Following the rocket attacks, which Israel says were coordinated by an Iranian military commander, Israeli diplomats have filed a formal complaint with the U.S. and its p... more »

BREAKING: Jane's Analyst Implicates NATO Terror Group in Bangkok Blast

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
Jane's analyst at FCCT panel implicates "Grey Wolves" terror organization in Bangkok blast - created and for decades run out of the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey. *August 25, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The means, motivation, and opportunity have all already long been established linking last week's unprecedented terror attack in Bangkok to ousted US-backed dictator Thaksin Shinawatra and his foreign sponsors. It has also been established that nearly all of the potential suspects these interests may have used to carry out the bombings are also linked to US interests. The bombing... more »

Do you understand the meanings of following words?

LeDaro at LeDaro - 13 hours ago
One of my favourite blogger Mound of Sound uses very difficult words that I have to check Google for their meanings. I have been a university lecturer and civil servant but never learned grammar well and complex English words.

It’s a Ponzi Scheme -The Real Reason Global Markets are Crashing

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - The system is designed to fail. Collapse is in its DNA. The post It’s a Ponzi Scheme -The Real Reason Global Markets are Crashing appeared first on Waking Times.

Nigeria is a Laboratory for Testing Solutions to Persecution

Crux at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: human flesh] ABUJA, Nigeria -- In many ways, Nigeria is the Texas of Africa. It's a loud, bold, swashbuckling land where "go big or go home" could be the national motto. With a population of 183 million, it's the largest nation in... more »

Israel Security Agency Thwarts Terror Plot Hatched in Gaza to Attack Jews at Joseph’s Tomb

The Jerusalem Post at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Tomb of Joseph - 400] The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced Tuesday that it had busted a terror cell, thwarting a planned attack with improvised explosives and guns on Jews praying at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus. Many Jews visit Joseph’s Tomb, surrounded by Palestinian... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 13 hours ago
*After The Storm: General Honore reflects on Hurricane Katrina ~Stephanie Sy, Al Jazeera America* *I was evacuated during Katrina. 10 years later, I’m still not over it ~Nita Ostroff-Tyson, Vox*

ANALYSIS: The Problem with Trump’s Populism: Trade is Good for U.S.

National Review/Kevin Williamson at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump2 - 400] A great deal of Donald Trump's silly and illiterate trade talk presupposes the gutting or repeal of NAFTA, the trade accord between the United States, Canada and Mexico that went into effect in 1994, with his dreams of punitive sanctions...more »

The End of China Envy

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: china yuan economy devaluation__1439728999_70.119.142.63] A funny thing happened on the way to China’s inevitable global dominance -- the country’s economic tumult rocked markets around the world. China long ago replaced Japan as the Asian boogeyman whose superior economic model is going to sweep all before... more »

Cancer Cells Programmed Back to Normal by US Scientists

The Telegraph at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: cells - 400] Cancer cells have been programmed back to normal by scientists in a breakthrough which could lead to new treatments and even reverse tumour growth. For the first time aggressive breast, lung and bladder cancer cells have been turned back into... more »

Leader: Iraq Must Hold Oil Refinery Town to Defeat ISIS

AP/QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Iraq map] BAGHDAD (AP) -- Winning the battle for control of an oil refinery town north of Baghdad is a key step toward defeating the Islamic State group, Iraq’s prime minister said in remarks aired Tuesday, hours before a suicide attack killed... more »

Mike Ditka: Guys Like Tim Tebow Are Good for Football and Good for Our Country

CNSNews.com at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Mike Ditka - 400] Legendary Bears coach and Hall of Famer Mike Ditka, while discussing the Philadelphia Eagles and coach Chip Kelly's mindset on 97.5 The Fanatic last Tuesday, expressed his admiration for Tim Tebow saying, "If I was coaching today I would acquire... more »

Same-Sex Marriage and Inter-Racial Marriage: Not the Same Thing

Carson Holloway at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: interracial marriage2 - 900] One of the same-sex marriage movement's most potent polemical tools has been, and surely will continue to be, its equation of same-sex marriage with interracial marriage. On this telling, today's opposition to same-sex marriage is akin to the opposition to... more »

Donald Trump's first day in the Oval Office

LeDaro at LeDaro - 14 hours ago
It will be a disaster that U.S or world has not seen yet.

Donald Trump Relaunches Twitter Attacks on Megyn Kelly

CNN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Trump on a Wealth Tax: A Very Conservative Thing to do, if it’s Helping Pay Down the National Debt] Donald Trump is at it again. As Fox News host Megyn Kelly returned from vacation, the Republican presidential candidate used Twitter late Monday night to slam her return during the airing of her show, saying that host “must have had... more »

Mexico: Brilliant Spheres Over Yucatan

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
*Source: SIPSE and Planeta UFODate: August 21, 2015* *Mexico: Brilliant Spheres Over Yucatan* By Jorge Moreno/SIPSE - MERIDA, YUC - During the past week I received three reports of UFO sightings in the port towns of Telchac, Santa Clara and Chicxulub. Given the proximity between these three communities, all seems to indicate that the same unidentified flying object is involved. Manuel Suaste says that he leased a vacation house in Telchach to spend the holidays with his family, when he suddenly heard the cries of astonishment of his nephews. "I thought they were only fooling aroun... more »

Laundering antisemitism

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Several people have drawn my attention to an article by Stephen Daisley on (of all places) STV news. I was surprised to find it there because ever since Dunbartonshire sparked off a wave of Scottish Israel-bashing by flying a Palestinian flag over their town hall I’d mentally written off Scotland and all who sail in her. But look. Here’s a piece which stands out amongst the avalanches of seemingly ineffectual Corby-critiquing (reams and reams, all listing Corbyn’s dubious associations and friendships, about which apparently none of his fans could care less) It stands out because ... more »

Casualties Drop In Half In Iraq During 3rd Week of August

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
During the third week of August 2015 casualties in Iraq dropped in half. The main causes were fewer mass executions by the Islamic State, and less dead and wounded from car bombs. At the same time, casualties remain a largely unreliable source for measuring violence in the country because of government censorship. From August 15-21, 2015 there were 136 reported security incidents in the country. That was the exact same number as the previous week. During the first three weeks of August there have been an average of 20.0 incidents per day, which was just about the same as July’s 1... more »

Duke Students Boycott Pornographic Reading Assignment

BBC News at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: DukeUniversity_small] A group of students at Duke University have refused to read a book assigned to all new students, saying the graphic novel’s depictions of sexuality “compromised” their religious beliefs. Fun Home was selected as “shared experience” reading for the Class... more »

George Will Surely Prefers Scott Walker Over Trump-- But Not Many Other Republicans Do

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
One of the most amusing columns over the weekend came from a Republican propagandist writing in the *Washington Post* and the *National Review*. George Will, a long-time Trump hater, is tearing his hair out of his head as he watches Trump's sociopathic behavior sink his beloved GOP. Trump has the support of nearly a third of likely Republican primary voters and Will wants to write him out of the party. Will doesn't seem capable of recognizing that his own pandering to extremists over the years has abetted the rise of Trumpism, a uniquely American brand of fascism that mirrors Mus... more »

Western stocks saved? People with lots of cash may be lucky

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
Except for Shanghai which dropped again, the world markets seem to compensate and, in Europe, overcompensate the yesterday's collapse. For example, the Prague index was adding almost 4% before the Bank of China announced that they would lower the rates from 4.85% to 4.60% (and relax the reserve requirements for banks) – and that added another percent, e.g. to almost 5% in Prague, across Europe. It's amazing what such a relatively small move by an exotic nation can do. If you assumed proportionality, zero rate interest policy in China would add 18% to the stock indices. Tony believ... more »

Video #8 StemExpress: Needs 50 more baby livers per week...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*"make sure the eyes are closed when shipping an intact fetus." * *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...Planned Parenthood 7th Video: Beating hearts stilled...

RACISM IN AMERICA

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 15 hours ago
These are different kinds of racism in the United States, in this case, against brown peoples. There are many kinds and here are but a few examples: Saturday Night Live: The kind that exclude: In all its years, SNL, which has launched many careers, has had a virtual “no Brown people need apply” policy. It is said that outside of white actors in “brownface,” no actors of Mexican origin have ever been hired by SNL and only 2 Latinos – with non-Latino sounding last names (meaning it was difficult to know they were Latinos) have been hired there in all its 40+ years. The racism there ... more »

HAPPILY ANCHORED: In taking offense!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015Part 1—Finally, Drum sounds off:* How dumb—how *monumentally* dumb—is our emerging pseudo-liberal world? You can get the answer each day at the new Salon. This morning, the pitifully reinvented site published a pitiful, three-day-old screed under this package of headlines: TUESDAY, AUG 25, 2015 04:00 AM EDT *Donald Trump keeps lying about his crowd numbers—and the media keeps letting him* On Saturday, The Donald spoke to 12,000 supporters in Mobile. The press would have you believe there were "30-40K" ZAID JILANI, ALTERNET Alternet had run the piece on Sat... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Lower Ninth Ward Residents Remember When The Levees Failed New Orleans ~NPR* *Gabrielle, a Mid-City destination, lost to Katrina ~Tod A.Price* *Katrinaversary Blues: Of Resilience Tours, Carpetbloggers & Disaster Tourists ~Adrastos, First Draft *

Did God Send a Prophet to Rebuke John MacArthur?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: John MacArthur & Prophet] The video has now gone viral, providing embarrassment for the charismatic movement and fodder for those who deny that the prophetic gifts are for today. A self-proclaimed prophet from Scotland disrupted a Sunday morning service on August 16th as... more »

Sea squirt draft paper published by mistake

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A paper on the evolution and development of urochordata — also known as sea squirts — was published in an under-developed form: Due to the publishers’ “error,” a “preliminary draft” of the article was published online in Developmental Dynamics last year. The draft has been retracted; we can no longer find it on the site at all. The final copy of […] The post Sea squirt draft paper published by mistake appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Family Feud? Obama Caught Between Clinton, Biden Ambitions

AP/Julie Pace at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For months, White House... more »

President Obama: Calls Opponents Of Iran Deal 'The Crazies'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
US President Barack Obama (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) / Reuters *Politico:* *Barack Obama calls opponents of Iran deal 'the crazies'* LAS VEGAS — There are the people on his side on the Iran deal, President Barack Obama said Monday evening. Then there are “the crazies.” Back from a notably uneventful and restful two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Obama was immediately on the road for a short trip here, first to speak at a green energy conference hosted by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, then to raise money for his preferred successor, former Nevada Attorney General Ca... more »

Russian Foreign Minister: 'U.S. Wants To Improve Ties'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference after a meeting with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow, Russia, August 17, 2015. REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV *Reuters:* *Russia's Lavrov says U.S. signals it wants to mend ties* Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday the United States has been sending "signals" that it wants to start mending ties with Moscow, badly strained over the past year and a half by the conflict in Ukraine. The United States and European Union slapped economic sanctions on Russia last year after its annexation of ... more »

What Are Over-The-Counter Drugs Doing To Your Brain?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Catherine J Frompovich * - We should think twice about trusting these medicines. The post What Are Over-The-Counter Drugs Doing To Your Brain? appeared first on Waking Times.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*School Band Told to Stop Performing 'How Great Thou Art'* *It's one of the most wonderful songs of Christian worship, brought from Sweden to America by the Billy Graham crusade. At over 100 years of age the late George Beverly Shea was still singing it wonderfully. We needed him so he delayed his trip "home" as long as he could. See below:* Todd Starnes There was no halftime show under the Friday night lights at Mississippi’s Brandon High School — the marching band had been benched. The band was ordered off the field because the Christian hymn “How Great Thou Art” was a pa... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Humans Allegedly Set To Wipe An India-Sized Chunk Of Forest Off The Earth By 2050 -- or not* *More prophecy based on a straight-line extrapolation. Loss of forest cover can be regrettable but we all live on land that was once forest so we can't just assume that any given loss is bad.The article itself notes that anti-logging laws have largely mitigated any problem in the Amazon so it is mainly S.E. Asia that is losing its native forests. The forests there are being replaced by oil-palm plantations. So we are seeing a change in forest cover, not a loss of it. If Greenies... more »

The Full Spectrum Guide to Practicing Non Compliance in the Matrix

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - Indepence from the controllers means that we re-think many areas of our lives. The post The Full Spectrum Guide to Practicing Non Compliance in the Matrix appeared first on Waking Times.

The 33: New Movie About Faith of Trapped Miners

Christian Post at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 33 - 400] The upcoming film “The 33″ tells the true story of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped more than 2,000 feet underground for 69 days in 2010. An exclusive photo from “The 33″ which depicts one of the miners considered to... more »

Military Photo of the Day: August 25, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Soldiers in Kuwait-900] U.S. Army soldiers pull security after dismounting from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a training exercise at the Udairi Range Complex in Kuwait on Aug. 19, 2015. Thank you to these brave men and women in uniform for their service to...more »

The Baby Parts Sting Video StemExpress Tried to Block is Now Out: It’s Explosive

Anika Smith at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: StemExpress CEO video 8] Today the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released video of an undercover lunch conversation with the CEO of fetal-tissue distributor StemExpress. This is the video footage that StemExpress tried to stop CMP from releasing by going to the courts in... more »

Islamic State Images Purport to Show Destroyed Syrian Temple

AP/SARAH EL DEEB at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 1ISISislamicstate] BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group released propaganda images Tuesday that purport to show militants laying explosives in and then blowing up the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria’s ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The images, posted on social... more »

North and South Korea Step Back from Precipice of War

Bruce Klingner at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: kim jong un] SEOUL, South Korea - After marathon talks, North and South Korea have reached an agreement to defuse the rising tensions, which had created the potential for a military clash along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Both Koreas can claim they achieved...more »

Homicide Spike Complicating Republicans’ Push for Criminal-Justice Reform

National Review/Jim Garaghty at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Madison_police_shooting] Candidates for the traditionally law-and-order GOP shifted their tone this year, emphasizing the need to focus on drug treatment and rehabilitation, reduce spending on prisons, and rethink the nation's approach to crime. For voters wary about government overreach and high... more »

We Aren't Going To Escape Into Space

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago
We were designed to survive on this tiny island that exists in a vast ocean of deadly radiation, deadly cold, burning heat and nothingness. Supposedly there are stars or quasars or some damn things out there that could burst and wipe us all out anyway. But if something out there doesn't kill us here on the Earth, it appears we'll probably do the job ourselves. And too many of us think that if we kill this planet's capacity to support human life, that somehow a small number of plucky individuals will be able to escape and humanity will survive among the stars. That is impossible. ... more »

Not A Smart Man

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://www.livememe.com/ We learned last week that the Prime Minister ignored the advice of his in-house lawyer. Alan Freeman writes: When Perrin was asked by Harper’s then-chief of staff Nigel Wright to look into the whole issue of residency requirements for senators — just as the Mike Duffy expense scandal was catching fire in early 2013 — he soon found himself blindsided by the PMO’s *other* constitutional expert … Harper himself. Perrin tried to object to his boss’s wobbly legal theory, but his carefully considered arguments so... more »

Man Who Tackled Shooting Suspect of Louisiana State Trooper Insists He’s No Hero

AP/MELINDA DESLATTE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Hero in Louisiana Trooper Killing] LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- It was a frightening and dangerous scene: A Louisiana state trooper lay bleeding on the ground as a man rifled through his pockets and tried to take the immobile officer’s handgun from his holster. Some...more »

Carson: ‘Black Lives Matter Movement Is Focused on the Wrong Targets’

Fox News at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 082415_carson__1440501504_70.119.142.63] In an op-ed in USA Today, Republican presidential contender Ben Carson wrote that the Black Lives Matter movement is distracting people from the real problems facing black communities. “The Black Lives Matter movement is focused on the wrong targets,” Carson... more »

Sierra Leone Discharges Last Ebola Patient

BBC at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Last Ebola Patient Sierra Leone] Sierra Leone has released its last known Ebola patient, according to the World Health Organization. 35-year-old Adama Sankoh was discharged from a treatment centre in the northern Bombali district on Monday morning. The country hasn’t reported a new infection for... more »

Girl Suicide Bomber Kills 5, Injures 41 in Northeast Nigeria

AP/ADAMU ADAMU & HARUNA UMAR at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: NIGERIA-UNREST-RELIGION] DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) -- Two suicide bombers carried out separate attacks Tuesday that killed five people in Damaturu, a town in northeastern Nigeria, police and witnesses said. In one attack, a girl bomber died in an explosion that killed five... more »

The Causes and Consequences of China’s Market Crash

The Economist at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: market crash] IT BEGAN innocently enough, with a market crash in China that might, at the outset at least, have been mistaken for the healthy clearing of froth from the world’s frothiest stockmarket. Yet the plunge that started in Asia (and which followed... more »

Watchmen on the Wall Summit

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: watchmen - 900] Hundreds of pastors and national faith leaders have gathered on barely three weeks notice in Plano, Texas for the Watchmen on the Wall Summit, seeking through prayer and work-shops ways to right the nation from its troubled course. Summit organizer Tony Perkins of... more »

ANALYSIS: Hillary’s Security Breach, and Why it Matters

Washington Examiner/Hugh Hewitt at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: security breach] Perhaps you’ve heard of Sergey Lavrov -- or perhaps you haven’t. He has been Russia’s foreign minister since March 9, 2004. Imagine what U.S. intelligence agencies might have gained if they’d had access in real time (or even with some... more »

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dies of Head Injury

AP/Jenna Fryer at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Justin Wilson] IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson, a British driver who lived outside... more »

Trump catches attention of CFR, Bilderberg, Trilateral

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 17 hours ago
by Jon Rappoport August 24, 2015 The powerful Globalist players at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, and the Trilateral Commission are certainly watching the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Trump has already made statements about immigration they find troubling. They may or may not be taking Trump’s presidential run seriously. They may or may not view him as an inconsequential blowhard, a shoot-from-the-hip cowboy who forgets today what he said yesterday—but today the *New York Times* has made reference to Trump in a way that will make these Globalist ... more »

China and Japan Stocks Fall, Other Asian Markets Rebound

AP/JOE McDONALD at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Japan stock market__1440500469_70.119.142.63] BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese stocks fell Tuesday for a fourth day, hitting an eight-month low amid signs Beijing was no longer buying shares to stem a price slide, and Japanese stocks also dropped. But other Asian and European markets bounced... more »

For What Is Wisdom And To Whom Does It Apply - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*For what is wisdom and to whom does it apply.* *Wisdom is a finer knowledge that is a result of many years of one's living experiences within human form. To have acquired wisdom, one must have actively sought after this prize and worked diligently to attain it's mastery. For wisdom is only for those who have paid the price of many years of living within human form. For even the angels, so full of Light can be lacking in wisdom if they have never chosen to visit the Earth Realm. For, wisdom is a concept that was develooed within the Earth Realm by those who have visited here... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( August 25 , 2015 ) - Asia and Emerging Market updates ( China surprisingly cuts RRR & several interest rates after Shanghai Exchange closes below 3000 as Chinese Authorities allow market forces to seek proper level - plenty of granularity regarding China , Japan falls heavily for the second day in a row this week , Half of 30 biggest emerging markets in " Bear Market " territory already , Singapore heads to the polls Sept 11th ) ....... Europe Updates ( Bourses bounces back on Tuesday on positive German IFO Report , Euro drops in response to German data - IFO and H1 Surplus data , Data for Spain , Items on France and comments from French Econ Minister , Greece set to install Interim Gov't Thursday evening or Friday morning - additional items of note on Economy , Financial system and potential Snap election )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Evening wrap..... Latest from Asia/ Japan / China trading for Wednesday ( August 26th - China Section below) US.... 1. *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 3h3 hours agoBerlin, Germany Dramatic reversal on Wall Street. Dow closed down >200 points, erasing earlier gains of 442 points. [image: Embedded image permalink] *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h 3 hours ago "Biggest Rally Of 2015" Crashes Into Biggest Reversal Since Lehman http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-2 5/biggest-rally-2015-crashes-biggest-reversal-lehman … *RANsquawk* ‏@RANs... more »

Protests Growing in Japan

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
Protests are growing across the nation against Japanese Prime Minister Abe's plan to ditch, under direction from Washington, peaceful Article 9 of their constitution. The US has long viewed Japan as an unsinkable aircraft carrier for Pentagon operations in the Asia-Pacific.

Ten Keys To A Happier Life - A Guest Post from D.O.R. Romania

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*Source of The Poster & The Article:http://dor.academy/en/10-keys-to-happier-living/*

French eyes for a Russian tiger

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Armata T-14]Russian tanks are using French technology on the battlefields of east Ukraine. But will Russia’s new “star” tank, the Armata T-14, rely on EU components despite the arms embargo? France recently made headlines by cancelling its Mistral warships deal with Russia due to the Ukraine conflict. Russia wanted them, in part, because they contain advanced command-and-control technology for amphibious assaults. Read more

Ministry: US planes violated Finnish airspace

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: C-17 Globemaster III]Two American C-17 military transport planes are suspected of violating Finnish airspace on Sunday evening, the Ministry of Defence says. The apparent violation took place south of the maritime province of Åland around 5 pm Sunday. It lasted around 15 minutes, Defence Ministry communications director Max Arhippainen told Yle on Sunday evening. "Around five o’clock, two US transport aircraft violated Finnish airspace for about a quarter of an hour. They were C-17 aircraft," he said. Read more

Barak Missile Project to Help Intensify India-Israel Defence Tech Partnership

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Barak 8 Launchr]India and Israel look to expanding technology partnership in defence products following the lead provided by the ship-launched Barak missile which the two countries are developing together. Israeli Navy Chief Vice-Admiral Ram Rutberg today held talks with top Indian defence officials in the Indian capital as the two countries look at deepening bilateral defence ties. Rutberg met his Indian counterpart Admiral RK Dhowan and later called on Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Defence Secretary G. Mohan Kumar. Read more

Russia sends Kazakhstan five air defence missile systems for free

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Zhetysu station near Almaty]Kazakhstan’s Air Defence Forces have received five air defence missile systems from Russia, Tengrinews reports citing the press-office of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Defense. “These S300PS air defence missile systems will be tested during live fire exercise and transferred to military bases of Kazakhstan’s Air Defence Forces to be in operation readiness covering the airspace of the Republic of Kazakhstan,” the Commander of Kazakhstan's AA Troops Nurzhan Mukanov said. The S300PS AA missile systems were given to Kazakhstan free of charge. The systems ... more »

Hundreds of Russian R-73 Air-to-Air Missiles in High Demand Worldwide

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Vympel R-73 (AA-11 ''Archer'')]Over a dozen of countries will receive R-73 short range air-to-air missiles by the end of 2015, said Yuri Klishin CEO of “Duks” enterprise (rocket developer) in an interview with RIA Novosti. These missiles will be on display during the aviation and space show MAKS- 2015 in Zhukovsky, Tuesday onwards. “There is considerable interest in the rockets. Many countries, such as China, India, Vietnam, Algeria, Angola, Cuba, Bangladesh, Slovakia, Venezuela, Burma, Botswana, Uruguay, Indonesia, as well as almost all post-Soviet countries are armed with... more »

Rostvertol Confirms Export Sale of Mi-26T2 Heavy Helicopter

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mi-26 Halo]Rostvertol, part of the Russian Helicopters holding company, confirmed that Mil Mi-26T2 super-heavy helicopters have been sold to Algeria. Two have already been delivered, and four more will follow by early next year. The initial contract for six was agreed in June 2013,and has been followed by a second, for eight more. Both contracts provide for the training of Algerian pilots and maintainers. Read more

Russian Helicopters to Unveil Advanced High-Speed Chopper

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mi-24 Hind]Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of state technology corporation Rostec, said the flying lab was developed on the basis of the Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name Hind) attack helicopter. "The demonstration is an experimental aircraft, a flying laboratory designed for full-scale flight tests of the rotary-winged aircraft’s main rotor systems," the company’s press service announced Monday. The company added that main changes to the aircraft included the installation of a new rotor based on recent advances in aerodynamics, durability and production technology. Read more

Report: The Pentagon is going to have the F-35 and the A-10 square off in close air-support tests

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: A-10 Thunderbolt II]The Defense Department plans to test the fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet against the Cold War-era A-10 attack aircraft in close air support tests, according to multiple news reports. During a conference last week in Arlington, Virginia, Curt Cook, an air warfare specialist for the Pentagon’s office of the director of operational test and evaluation said the so-called comparative tests will take place in late 2017 or 2018, according to Politico and Defense Daily. As Valerie Insinna, a reporter for the trade publication Defense Daily, has re... more »

Air Force deploying F-22 fighter jet to Europe to reassure and train with allies

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-22 Raptor]Air Force officials say they will soon be deploying stealthy, high-tech F-22 fighter jets to Europe to train with other nations' militaries and reassure allies worried about Russian aggression. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh says allies in Europe have advanced aircraft and they want to be able to train side-by-side with the U.S. fighters to insure the nations' militaries can operate well together. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the deployment also will allow pilots to get more experience operating over European terrain. She says Russian m... more »

MH-60S Helicopter, Radar-Equipped Fire Scout to Deploy on Westpac LCS in 2016

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: MH-60S Sea Hawk]The Navy plans to deploy an MH-60S version of the Seahawk helicopter on a littoral combat ship deploying to the Western Pacific in 2016. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23), based at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., will deploy next year with an MH-60S along with an MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle on USS Coronado, said CAPT Ben Reynolds, deputy commander of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, at North Island. So far, all LCS deployments to Singapore have been provided by Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35, which curren... more »

ANALYSIS: Lockheed proposes “RQ-X” as U-2 operations enter sixth decade

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: U-2 Dagon Lady]Lockheed Martin Skunk Works is looking to write the next chapter in the history of the U-2 Dragon Lady after 60 years of continual global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Today’s U-2 aircraft – most manufactured in 1980s – are about 20% of the way through their planned 75,000h airframe life, but are being retired in 2019 at the insistence of the US Air Force, which says it cannot afford to operate both the manned U-2 and its unmanned alternative, the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk. The two aircraft, originally meant as complementary... more »

Joint High Speed Vessel Launches 2 UAV Types In Fleet Experimentation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1)]As the Navy tries to figure out what to do with its growing fleet of Joint High Speed Vessels, a recent experiment showed the platform could serve as a staging base for unmanned aerial vehicles. The Navy Warfare Development Command partnered with U.S. 4th Fleet and Military Sealift Command to put the Scan Eagle and Puma unmanned aerial systems on USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) for two two-week periods this summer, with positive results. Lt. Mark Bote, the experiment lead for the Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 Fleet Experimentation (FLEX) – conducted in conjun... more »

Bangladesh to Purchase 7 Combat-Transport Helicopters from Russia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mi-171 Hip]In April of this year, Russia and Bangladesh signed a contract for the purchase of six Russian-made Mil Mi-171Sh combat-transport helicopters as well as one Mi-171E medium-lift transport aircraft, according to Ivan Goncharenko, First Deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport. “A contract was signed in April 2015 on the delivery of six Mi-171Sh military and transport helicopters, and also one Mi-171E transport helicopter in its Salon option,” he told TASS this Monday in Moscow. Earlier reports spoke of only five M0-171Sh helicopters. In June 2015, Rosoboronexport – the major ... more »

U.S. Considers Deploying Aircraft Fleet in Korea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: B-52 Stratofortress]Seoul and Washington are discussing the deployment of U.S. weaponry like B-2 stealth bombers, B-52 strategic bombers, nuclear-powered submarines and an aircraft carrier fleet which can carry out nuclear retaliation on or near the Korean Peninsula. B-2 stealth bombers and B-52 bombers are currently stationed at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, and nuclear-powered submarines at Yokosuka naval base in Japan. Back in November 2010, when the North shelled Yeonpyeong Island, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, E-8 Joint STARS, an aircra... more »

Taiwan still in market for U.S. submarines: MND

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Hai Lung (Zwaardvis) class SSK]A day after President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said that Taiwan is committed to building its own submarines, Taiwan's Defense Ministry insisted on Monday that it had still not given up on the idea of buying submarines from the United States. Ministry of National Defense (MND) spokesman Maj. Gen Luo Shou-he (羅紹和) said submarines are on the priority list of weapons Taiwan needs because they have a strong deterrent value and can help protect the safety of Taiwan's marine territory. Taiwan is pursuing the expansion of its submarine fleet through two cha... more »

Dutch Warship Escorts Russian Submarine Through North Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Zr. Ms. Johan de Witt (L 801)]The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock (LPD) Zr. Ms. Johan de Witt escorted a new Russian Kilo class submarine through the Netherlands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the North Sea Aug. 19, the Dutch Ministry of Defense reported. The LPD was supported by a Dornier 228-212 patrol aircraft of the Dutch Coast Guard. The Russian sub left the EEZ on the night of Aug. 18. Read more

Lockheed Martin's LRASM Anti-Ship Missile Just Got its U.S. Navy Designation: AGM-158C

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: AGM-158C LRASM]Contacted by Navy Recognition, a Lockheed Martin spokesperson said "we learned over the weekend that LRASM's official designation will be AGM-158C". AGM-158C is the designation for the air-launched LRASM missile only. There is no surface-launch LRASM program of record yet. The Department of the Navy, Naval Air Warfare Center, gave the official designation. We reported last week that the U.S. Navy began initial integration testing of its Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) onto the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet at Patuxent River’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (V... more »

Sleeping Beauty, the betting assistant software

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
The following problem is a refinement of the Sleeping Beauty problem. We replace her by a computer so that its (formerly her) inner thinking is almost rigorously understood. And we make sure that its (her) reasoning and opinion about the state of the coin has some consequences. *The story is the following.* You took the job of a janitor at FIFA and you heard a conversation between the newly elected president and other officials. They want to kickstart a new era of FIFA by an unusual and marvelous soccer match, Holland vs Tennessee, on Wednesday. However, the match wouldn't be attrac... more »

How the Stock Market and Economy Really Work

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 »

Anarchy

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

The Trouble

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Suspension Rates Soar for Black and Brown Students

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Marketing of Madness full documentary

A Joyful Marriage Is Better Than A Happy Marriage

I Believe in Love at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 Th

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