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Thomas Paine

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

28 Aug - Blogs I'm Following

10:27pm MDST

Friday Night

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 minutes ago
I spent much of the summer in the hospital getting stem cell transplants so that the cancer I was treated for since November-- now in remission-- doesn't come back. I still have peripheral neuropathy, but I'm feeling a lot better overall now, and my doctor at City of Hope seems astounded how rapidly I'm recuperating from the intense treatments. Brutalism's music (above) was part of my get-well therapy. I'd blast their songs, especially "Friday Night," in the hospital and the nurses would come in and dance. What more could anyone want? Well... after a while I started wanting my ha... more »

The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that 215,000 jobs were created in July and that the unemployment rate is 5.3 percent. This is far from true. If counting those who have given up finding a job, the unemployment rate would be 23 percent! One would think that investment advisors would know this. But, no, many of them expected the stock and bond markets to rise this last two weeks because of the BLS lies. Now they are puzzled. Yesterday's big drop was partially undone at the last minute, encouraging them to believe that today it would keep on rising. But no, the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq struggled all afternoon to avoid a rout. And finally Bloomberg and other financial outfits began to wonder if "Moms and Pops" might be bailing out. But not THIS Pop! By the end of the day, seven of my nine picks were in strongly in the green (e.g., +4.91%), one 0.0%, and the only one in red was only -0.24%. The Dow was red all day long, as much as -0.35% but magically reduced itself to -0.07% in the last few seconds.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 8 minutes ago
------------------------------ ------------------------------ *by* Oliver Renick ------------------------------ August 27, 2015 — 9:00 PM MST Retail Investors Pull Out Billions in Wild Week Original w/ Video Here ------------------------------ - Credit Suisse report shows - First back-to-back months of simultaneous outflows since 2008 Mom and pop are running for the hills. Since July, American households -- which account for almost all mutual fund investors -- have pulled money both from mutual funds that inv... more »

Hp Oppo Neo 5, Smartphone Os Android Kitkat

Blogpangembanbonton at Yaya Blog's - 12 minutes ago
Hp Oppo Neo 5, Smartphone Os Android Kitkat - Untuk anda yang saat ini sedang mencari smartphone kelas menengah dengan spesifikasi yang mumpuni namun memiliki harga yang terjangkau. Smartphone oppo terbaru yang akan kami bahas dikesempatan ini bisa menjadi salah satu pilihan smartphone anda. Smartphone terbaru oppo yang akan kami bahas dikesempatan ini yaitu oppo neo 5, untuk lebih jelasnya lagi

U.S. State Department Unimpressed That 195 Retired Generals And Admirals Oppose The Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 minutes ago
*Washington Examiner*:* State laughs off 195 retired brass opposing Iran deal* State Department Spokesperson John Kirby on Wednesday laughed off a letter from 195 retired admirals and generals opposing the Iran nuclear agreement, and dodged questions about why letters of support for the deal being touted by the government should be believed when they have far fewer signatures on them than the letters opposing it. The Obama administration had hyped a letter from three dozen retired admirals and generals in support of the deal, only to be trumped by a letter sent to Congress on Wed... more »

Musical Interlude: Edward Elgar, “Nimrod”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 25 minutes ago
Edward Elgar, “Nimrod” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhnMd1Jl7SA

The U.S. Congress Does Not Have Enough Votes To Block President Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
*Eli Lake & Josh Rogin, Bloomberg: *Congressional Fight on Iran Deal Is All But Over Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal in Congress admit they can no longer kill the accord. Their focus now is making sure there will be a vote on the agreement at all, and salvaging some political benefit from their well-funded bid to stop it. Lawmakers, Congressional staffers and lobbyists opposed to the deal reached in Vienna last month tell us they are now fighting to get more than 60 votes in the Senate for a resolution of disapproval to avoid a filibuster by Democrats supporting President Barac... more »

Harga Kamera Nikon D5200 Review Lengkap 2016

Chazy Chazz at Yaya Blog's - 58 minutes ago
Harga Kamera Nikon D5200 Review Lengkap 2016 - kali ini kami akan mencoba menginformasikan kepada anda sebuah info mengenai kamera, yang mana info kamera dari kami ini adalah kamera nikon D5200. untuk anda yang kiranya memiliki hobi fotografi, maka anda akan sangat cocok menggunakan kamera nikon yang satu ini. karena kamera ini telah dilengkapi dengan sejumlah fitur yang sangat canggih yang mampu

Church and State 2, Iglesia rally in Edsa

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 hour ago
Below are my random thoughts about the ongoing occupation of EDSA -- the busiest road in the Philippines -- by members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) religious grooup. -------- Government, go back to your main function -- enforce the rule of law, end mob rule and rule of men. Stay out from too much welfarism. Government is often too busy with endless welfarism and populism, placating the irresponsible and opportunist sectors of society, that it becomes less efficient, there is government failure, in quick justice administration, protecting private property, protecting lives from bu... more »

Islamic State Publishes Its 'Death List'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Nigash, Daily Beast:* *ISIS Publishes ‘Death Lists’ for Families to Read* *Thousands of people have gone missing in Mosul, Iraq since the Islamic State took over. Now their families are learning if they are in fact dead.* DOHUK, Iraq — His heart began beating rapidly and he was short of breath. He’d just seen something on Facebook, a page specializing in news and information from Mosul, his hometown until the so-called Islamic State conquered it in June last year. The young man, whom we’ll call Hassan to protect the anonymity of his family, spent two days in one of Mosul's prison... more »

Unite the Left and Banish the Degenerates

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 2 hours ago
If I were a leftist opinion maker of any importance it would be a top priority of mine to address the relative disparity between the soundness of the left's policies and the practical impact of our political activity. It seems to me that one thing we have to do is unite under a platform that is at least amenable to the various strands of progressive thought and then investigate strategies to make our collective will felt. After all, why is it that WE have to be a position of reacting to initiatives implemented by a buffoon such as this? You all remember this clown right? He said he ... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Pump Up The Volume

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Nuclear Madness

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 3 hours ago
Fukushima Daiichi has looked a bit more stable the last week, which is good news because there were far too many emission events late spring and early summer: I can still see the heat emissions on the cams, especially near unit 3, but visible steam emissions from unit 1 are down. Meanwhile, the NRC considers raising allowable radiation exposure levels: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/23/2015-15441/linear-no-threshold-model-and-standards-for-protection-against-radiation Anonymous comments can be submitted here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=NRC-2015... more »

The War Against The Islamic State Is Going To Last A Very Long Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Reuters *Dan De Luce, Foreign Policy:* *Is the U.S. Ready for an Endless War Against the Islamic State?* *Top generals predict the fight against ISIS will last more than a decade. It’s not a message the White House or Congress wants to hear.* Looking out over rows of young American soldiers sitting in a dusty hall in Baghdad, the U.S. military’s top-ranking officer had a few questions for the troops. Had they deployed to Iraq before, Gen. Martin Dempsey asked. Out of about 200 soldiers in the hall, three-quarters raised their hands. “How many of you think you’ll serve a tour in I... more »

Will it matter to the anti-Planned Parenthood witch hunters that the frame job is even crookeder than we knew?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*It turns out that the "original" versions of the Planned Parenthood sting videos are already tampered with. What a surprise!* *by Ken* The good news is that Planned Parenthood is fighting back against the crusade of lies being waged against it. The bad news is that the anti-Planned Parenthood witch hunters are the kind of people who not only don't care about but actively despise the truth when it comes in conflict with their ideological psychoses. And right now the right-wing sociopaths see an opportunity to destroy their enemy. Why should the truth matter to them more here than ... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Black Hawk Down'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 28, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The viral image of Burhan and other militants (via Social Media) *Fahad Shah, The Diplomat*: *Kashmir's Young Rebels* With their backs against the wall, Kashmir’s desperate youth have started taking up arms against the Indian government. Sixty-nine years ago, the partition of British India gave birth to two new countries: India and Pakistan. Over the years both countries have evolved to be stable, but their contention with each other hasn’t pacified. The two nuclear-armed rivals have fought three wars over Kashmir – a mountainous territory divided between India, Pakistan, and China... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Beautiful Nebula discovered between the Balance [Libra] & the Serpent [Serpens]..." begins the description of the 5th entry in 18th century astronomer Charles Messier's famous catalog of nebulae and star clusters. Though it appeared to Messier to be fuzzy and round and without stars, Messier 5 (M5) is now known to be a globular star cluster, 100,000 stars or more, bound by gravity and packed into a region around 165 light-years in diameter. It lies some 25,000 light-years away. Roaming the halo of our galaxy, globular star clusters are ancient members of the Milky Way. *Click image... more »

The Poet: Octavio Paz, "Brotherhood"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Brotherhood"* "I am a man: little do I last and the night is enormous. But I look up: the stars write. Unknowing I understand: I too am written, and at this very moment someone spells me out." - Octavio Paz

Chet Raymo, “Out Of The Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Out Of The Silence”* by Chet Raymo "A few words about Douglas Christe's “The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology”, the title of which is drawn from the 4th-century monastic writer Evagrius of Pontus: "When the mind has put off the old self and shall put on the one born of grace, then it will see its own state in the time of prayer resembling sapphire or the color of heaven." It is a beautiful image, although I am not at all sure what it means. We are separated from Evagrius by centuries, by a Scientific Revolution, by the Enlightenment. I am not suggestin... more »

"Not Mad..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” - George Orwell, “1984”

YPG- NATO backed of course, 'test' the newly held "ISIS" safe zone

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
And it took about 24 hours! Recall yesterday I posted this? *Kurd/ISIS Symbiosis: ISIS takes Syrian border towns *A post which contained my not out on a limb prediction * Not going out on a limb here at all to predict that which has happened many times, in many different locales along the Syrian/Turkish border.* *ISIS has now taken Syrian territory which the Kurds will ‘fight’ them for in a manner that is ‘so fierce’, that of course, ISIS resistance will melt away. It will simply evaporate.* *And here it is, in just 24 hours time*!! :*Syria Kurds test Turkey’s planned “safe zone”... more »

The Essay on Reproductive and Population Ethics that Vox.com Commissioned from Torbjörn Tännsjö, But Didn't Dare Publish

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 4 hours ago
Indeed. For the informed in philosophical ethics, the ideas argued by professor of practical philosophy at Stockholm University and formerly my colleague in Gothenburg and once doctoral supervisor Torbjörn Tännsjö is no news. Apparently, though, it scared the socks off the Vox.com editors, who decided to give in a to a perceived heckler vote and scrap a commissioned piece popularly presenting one of several well-known standard positions in population and reproductive ethics. Of course, this is very good reason to spread the article as widely as poosible, so please download it here. ... more »

A lecture from the BBC's Chris Morris

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 4 hours ago
Do you ever get the feeling that you're being lectured to by the BBC? Well, I do. And here's an example from Chris Morris on the BBC website's *Inside Europe Blog. * I'll quote two excepts. The first tells us to get a grip and get some "perspective": "We can't cope!" is the collective cry from across Europe, as the huddled masses spill onto its shores and scramble over hastily-assembled razor wire fences. "The numbers are too great. It's biblical!" A little perspective, however, would not go amiss. This may be Europe's biggest migration crisis since World War Two, but it is nothing... more »

"Do You Wish To Know?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Then you will see the rise of the men of the double standard- the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money- the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue. In a moral society, these are the criminals, and the statutes are written to protect you against them. But when a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law- men who use force to seize the wealth of disarmed victims- then money becomes its creators' avenger. Such looters believe it safe to rob defenseless men, once they've passed a law to disarm them. But the... more »

Alaska's Big Village: ShellNo Alaska Obama demo

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
. Friday, August 28 ShellNo Alaska Demonstration Alaska's Big Village Network Where: Anchorage, Alaska Town Square Park- corner of 6th and E Street When: 5:45pm 8/28/15 As Anchorage prepares for the visit of Obama, Alaska's Big Village Network is holding a public demonstration to demand that the United States President Obama to "Save the Arctic" from offshore

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Jones Spaceman cant shake the pvc

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Jones , Jones, Jones, Kirk Jones Spaceman he joked with the press looking resplendent even with helmet on basically swathed in sweaty pve short pvc because that molecule chain do not make or take no sweat it truly neutrals; technology a PVC plastics lifeguard when there is no atmospheres that future is a place that Jones Spaceman has seen and he had come back in time to push us around and being a creature of the fourth extinction who did lightspeed travel he was less than sixty years old all the time on plus g planets had left him big and strong and the tan of distant suns had left his s... more »

Jones Spaceman cant shake the pvc

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Jones , Jones, Jones, Kirk Jones Spaceman he joked with the press looking resplendent even with helmet on basically swathed in sweaty pve short pvc because that molecule chain do not make or take no sweat it truly neutrals; technology a PVC plastics lifeguard when there is no atmospheres that future is a place that Jones Spaceman has seen and he had come back in time to push us around and being a creature of the fourth extinction who did lightspeed travel he was less than sixty years old all the time on plus g planets had left him big and strong and the tan of distant suns had left h... more »

Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in the 2016 Presidential Race

Real Clear Politics/Michael Barone at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton10 - 438] “One can’t believe impossible things,” Alice objected. “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” the Red Queen replied. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as... more »

BBC Three announces seasons on 'Guardian' obsessions

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
Media Centre announcement: featuring a young woman As you may already have read... ...the BBC Media Centre has announced a brand new 'season' of 'seasons' for BBC Three which absolutely blows the concerns of 'people like us' right out of the water. No one will ever be able to say that the BBC is 'the non-inky version of the *Guardian*' ever again... Yes, BBC Three will be broadcasting a 'season' of 'seasons' on British history (including a landmark series on Englishness), on love and marriage, and (more controversially) on the rape of non-Muslim girls by Muslim grooming gangs in ... more »

Canadian Song -- Dedicated to PM Stephen Harper

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Harperman It's time for you to GO!* *Just to show the rest of the world that even though Canadians are Down, we're not OUT. And we still have our Great White North Sense of Humour!* *gc*

I want to be a clown!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 6 hours ago
For as long as I can remember, I have joked with my husband that I am going to run away and join the circus. I am kind of thrilled that I actually can now. Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus are offering people the opportunity to be in the show! Auditions for clowns for the Salt Lake City show are Wednesday, Sept. 23rd from 10 AM -1:30 PM at The Energy Solutions Arena. To register for an audition please visit Ringling.com/clownauditions. Here is what you need to know before auditioning: Auditionees must be 18 or older and come prepared to show a 3-5 minute routine. This ro... more »

World News Briefs -- August 28, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*New York Times:* *India and Pakistan Accuse Each Other in Deaths of Civilians* ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and India on Friday accused each other of targeting civilians in the latest deadly exchange of cross-border fire, as relations continued to worsen just days after talks between top security officials of both countries were canceled. Pakistan’s military said that at least eight civilians had been killed and at least 47 wounded by Indian fire in the eastern Sialkot region of Pakistan. In response, the country’s Army chief visited the border area and accused India of “terrorizing the... more »

Star Trek Party PM canditate

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
I know more about Economics and the connection to Donald trump that makes Rob Ford look thin while Steve Harpers hair is sweating bitumen big time Which is a stupid wig to wear if you are not responsible and have never heard of Norway because of the huhge Exxon sign that brougt corporate sunlight to a legislated place in a huge dark night Whatever may move downstream exceeding all 100 years expectations the statistician in charge did an i8 from the peace tower its beloved true dr0jes turned her to hamburger cause not a single toxic hot dog was found Carlets brilliant way off the sca... more »

Nurture in the Economy of Love: Insights on Parental Discipleship

Acton Institute/Charlie Self at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: nurture] The spate of Planned Parenthood videos raises many issues, one of which is the importance of “nurture” in the lives that we have had a hand in conceiving, adopting, and welcoming into our homes. As we participate in the Economy of... more »

Why Snoop Dogg’s Son Should Not Have Quit Football

Acculturated/RJ Moeller at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: snoop dogg] The window of time that young people have to compete in athletics at the highest levels is short. Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus has seen first-hand what longevity looks like in the entertainment business in the form of his father,... more »

Doctors Told Her Abort Two of Her Triplets. She Refused, Now Has Three Healthy Children

Daily Mail at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: triplets - 400] A mother who refused to abort two of her triplets in a bid to save the third is now gearing up for her babies’ first birthday – after all three were born healthy. Liz Brewer, 41, from Tunbridge Wells, Kent,... more »

The House of Schumer, and FBI are (still) Stupid

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax..."* *"I'm sort of a Jew."* *- Amy Schumer* *[A blonde-haired, blue-eyed sort of a non-religious Jew]* *As Gilad Atzmon would say, "She is politically Jewish".* *She is ethnically Teutonic and religiously atheistic.* *Carlin: * "I’d like to mention something about language, there are a couple of terms being used a lot these days by Guilty White Liberals. The first is *“Happens to be”* :* ‘He Happens to be black’ * *“I have a friend, who happens to be black”,* like it’s a fuckin' accident, ya know? "*Happen... more »

Surprise/no surprise

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
After a brief pause in blogging, I'm not exactly sure that I want to return to my 'comfort zone'.... *but*.... Here's Johnny! (bemoaning a recent, highly surprising turn of events): This is infuriating. Met Office loses BBC weather forecasting contract after 93 years. Rubbish. Depressing. http://t.co/a2AvIw1IB2 — Jon Donnison (@jondonnisonbbc) August 23, 2015

It Wasn't Enough For The GOP Clown Car To Alienate Latinos. Now They Want To Target Asian-Americans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
The last thing the Republican Party Establishment wanted was a raucous racist primary that highlights the disdain with which Republican candidates view minorities. But the party's angry, confused base had their own ideas-- and plenty of power-mad candidates to pander to them, one of whom is a celebrity TV reality star who knows how to command an audience and daily headlines. It doesn't matter what Reince Priebus wants, or what the GOP's 2012 autopsy mandated, or even-- perhaps (we'll see)-- what the billionaire insurgent Koch family wants. After two Bushes and McCain and Romney, ... more »

India Is The Reason Why Pakistan Is Stockpiling Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Image via npr.org screen capture *Washington Post/The Telegraph*: *Pakistan stockpiling nuclear arms due to fears over India: U.S. report* ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A new report by two American think tanks asserts that Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually and could have the world’s third-largest nuclear stockpile within a decade. The report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center concludes that Pakistan is rapidly expanding its nuclear capabilities because of fear of its arch-rival, India, also a nuclear power. The report, released Thu... more »

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
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Some Friday night cleavage

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago


Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"DOC-TOR, WHO-IS-REC-QUIRED, BRING-HIM-HERE!"* Scholars of myth may note that in the title sequence, McCoy winks the eye that Merlin is said to have sacrificed for wisdom. *Dr. Sidney Schaefer:* You know, one thing I learned from my patients... they all hate the phone company. It's interesting; even the stock holders of the phone company hate the phone company! *V.I. Kydor Kropotkin: *I know. Bedouins hate the phone company. Matter of fact, I've never been in a country where everybody didn't hate the phone company. *V.I. Kydor Kropotkin:* Are you trying to tell me every phone... more »

Falling victim to 'BBC propaganda'?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
When the BBC reports harrowing stories of migrant deaths, as they did on tonight's *News at Six, *you'd obviously have to be morally sick not to feel *any* sympathy for those deeply unfortunate people. The past couple of weeks of BBC reporting (when I've largely kept away from blogging and, to an lesser extent, BBC reporting) have (from my experience) been absolutely dominated by such stories. On the fairly rare occasions when I've tuned in to the BBC's coverage, BBC reporters have been prominently reporting migrant 'tales of woe', adhering to the BBC's new principles of suffusin... more »

The New Gods

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
Recent insights bring a new conclusion. All this “time” of discussing, seeking, asking and most of all WAITING for something to happen or break or give or land has felt like a merry go-around; only a realllllyyyyyy big one. We are going in a predictable circular movement, watching the same scenery, over and over again. We could dig out blogs and articles from 2011, when this blog was added to the noise, and re-post them. The message would still feel relevant. That’s because we are still on the same ride, going in circles. So here is where this is going… What* if the gods are ... more »

Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

When Schools are Forced to Practice Race-Based Discipline

The Atlantic at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: race-based] The Obama administration might be disappointed to find out there's not much support for one of its key school-discipline reform initiatives--at least not from teachers or members of the general public. A growing body of evidence has long revealed discriminatory... more »

Margaret Sanger’s Sinister Agenda

Church Militant at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Margaret Sanger’s Sinister Agenda]

Planned Parenthood Goes to Court to Fight Funding Cuts in Alabama

Reuters at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood8 - 400] Planned Parenthood filed a complaint in Alabama federal on Friday seeking to stop the state from defunding its health clinics after the release of covertly recorded videos attacking the organization’s handling of aborted fetal tissue. The reproductive-health organization took similar... more »

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
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"How to Get Good at What You’re Bad At"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"How to Get Good at What You’re Bad At"* by David Cain "It’s been almost two years since I’ve become my own boss, and I am still fairly bad at it. Any real boss would fire me. I take long lunches and don’t come back sometimes. I defer important tasks till the next day because it suddenly seems more important to go get groceries in the middle of the afternoon. It takes me eight hours to do three hours of writing. If you’ve ever emailed me, you may have first-hand experience with my near-glacial correspondence speed. This is classic severe procrastinator behavior, and as bad as it i...more »

"Home Is Where the Heart Is, Wherever You Are"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Home Is Where the Heart Is, Wherever You Are"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "A turtle carries its home on its back, as humans we carry our home in our heart. The word “home” has a wide variety of connotations. To some, home is merely a place where basic needs are addressed. To others, home is the foundation from which they draw their strength and tranquility. Still, others view home as a place inexorably linked to family. Yet all these definitions of home imply somewhere we can be ourselves and are totally accepted. There, we feel safe enough to let down our guard, peaceful enou... more »

About Half the Congressmen in the US are Working for Special Interest Groups

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Video - * Congressmen and Senators statewide are often promised future lobbing jobs by special interest groups while they are in office, and about half of them take these jobs. The post About Half the Congressmen in the US are Working for Special Interest Groups appeared first on Waking Times.

Jeb Bush – Fourth Generation Boss of the Bush Family Crime Syndicate

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - As the mainstream pushes him into the limelight, we ask, who is Jeb Bush, really? The post Jeb Bush – Fourth Generation Boss of the Bush Family Crime Syndicate appeared first on Waking Times.

Overprescription of Antipsychotic Drugs Causing Public Health Crisis

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Julie Fidler* - These drugs are being over-prescribed and are causing serious harm. The post Overprescription of Antipsychotic Drugs Causing Public Health Crisis appeared first on Waking Times.

The Reason Why This Islamic State Hacker Had To Be Targeted And Killed By A U.S. Drone Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The pro-Islamic State hacking group IS Hacking Division defaced a website and used it to leak the alleged personal information of U.S. military and government personnel. On Aug. 11, the group’s Twitter account posted a link to a mirror of a defaced website where the information was posted. The link was then retweeted multiple times by Junaid Hussein on his Twitter user name. PHOTO: SITE INTELLIGENCE GROUP *Wall Street Journal*: *Hacker Killed by Drone Was Islamic State’s ‘Secret Weapon’* Targeting of Islamic State’s electronics expert shows how digital warfare has upset balance of... more »

Why Hold A U.S. Democrat Presidential Primary?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada August 18, 2015. REUTERS/DAVID BECKER *Mark Halperin & Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg:* *Clinton Camp Says One-Fifth of Delegates Secured for Nomination* *As Vice President Joe Biden considers a potential run, Hillary Clinton's campaign is seeking to project dominance at the Democratic National Commitee meeting in Minneapolis.* As Hillary Clinton's campaign seeks to project dominance in a field that could soon include Vice President Joe Biden, her top advisers are touting a decisi... more »

Gearing Up for the Academic Job Market: Getting Your Packet Together

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 7 hours ago
It’s the last weekend in August, which means at least 1 of 2 things are happening: APSA drinking ABDs hurriedly working on their job market materials. Since (a) is still a week away, I thought I’d take a second to offer some unsolicited advice on (b): job market materials. By job market materials, I’m referring […]

Owe-lympic Myths: Olympics Are a Good Investment for Host City

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
Today's Owe-lympic Myth: *Myth 1: The Olympics are a good investment for Toronto* Economists that have looked at the Games see no long-term economic benefit. In a recent NYTimes story, Philip Porter, an economist at the University of South Florida who has studied the impact of sporting events was quoted saying: “The bottom line is, every time we’ve looked — dozens of scholars, dozens of times — we find no real change in economic activity.” Another specialist in sports economics, Andrew Zimbalist, in his recent book, *Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics ... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"A goal or a dream that doesn't challenge the dreamer to become more than they've ever been, to go where they've never gone, and to feel things they've never felt, is actually like wishing for a giant life-snooze button. Wanting abundance without an exchange of services, or love without loving, is like wanting an aquarium without fish, a leash without a dog, or a frame without a picture. Tacky." "To the hills," The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

Source: FBI ‘A-team’ Leading ‘Serious’ Clinton Server Probe, Focusing on Defense Info

FOX News at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton9 - 400] An FBI “A-team” is leading the “extremely serious” investigation into Hillary Clinton’s server and the focus includes a provision of the law pertaining to “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information,” an intelligence source told Fox News. The section of the... more »

The Key Bible Verse that Directly Impacts How The War Room Filmmakers Produce Movies

The Blaze at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Kendrick brothers - 400] The Kendrick brothers were among the first filmmakers to carve out a coveted space in the Christian movie world, producing well-known faith films like "Flywheel," "Courageous," "Fireproof" and "Facing the Giants." And now Alex and Stephen Kendrick are back with "War... more »

Large, Placid and Stupid : Invasion of the Dinosaurs and The Limits to Growth

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*"Overcrowding in man, as in all other animal species, increases hostility and aggression, leading to the greatest crime of all, war. * *With the development of the atomic bomb, man now has the choice of destroying his planet quickly, through war, or slowly, through pollution. "* *"You mustn't say such things!"* Our history Crew of the Phyllis Cormack on the first Greenpeace voyage (Vancouver to Amchitka) in 1971. © Greenpeace / Robert Keziere. Their mission was to ‘bear witness’ to US nuclear testing at Amchitka, a tiny island off the West Coast of Alaska, which is one of the ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

Wealth in our Time : A Blueprint for Survival and the Politics of The Green Death

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*STEVENS*: In the end, we all want the same thing. An ordered society, with everyone happy, well fed. *DOCTOR*: Global Chemicals taking all the profits. *STEVENS*: What's best for Global Chemicals is best for the world, is best for you! *DOCTOR*: Such as a little touch of brainwashing? *STEVENS*: Freedom from fear, freedom from pain... *DOCTOR*: ...Freedom from freedom?

The Urge to Live : Silent Spring and the Politics of Planet of Giants

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*The history books say that the American environmental movement began on 16 June 1962, the date of the New Yorker magazine that contained the first of three excerpts from Rachel Carson’s new book, Silent Spring. * *"This isn't Business - this is Science."* *Parathion was developed by Gerhard Schrader for the German trust IG Farben in the 1940s. * After the war and the collapse of IG Farben due to the war crime trials, the Western allies seized the patent, and parathion was marketed worldwide by different companies and under different brand names.... * In her new book [Rachel Car... more »

America’s Biggest-Ever School Choice Program is Being Attacked by the ACLU

Blake Neff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: classroom - 900] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in Nevada on Thursday, seeking to undo what is currently the most far-reaching school choice law in the country. Nevada's program, passed and signed into law earlier this summer, creates what... more »

U.S. Airstrike Kills Top ISIS Hacker in Syria

AP/ROBERT BURNS at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Airstrike Against ISIS-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military says the Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to carry out “lone wolf” terrorist attacks. A spokesman for Central Command, Air Force... more »

Three DC Teens Brutally Beat Another Teen on Top of a Fire Truck

Josh Fatzick at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Muriel Bowser - 900] Firefighters in Washington, D.C were forced to call police for back-up Thursday after three boys started beating another boy on top of their firetruck. The firetruck was stopped at a stoplight when the boy, being chased by the three attackers, ran...more »

The Economy: "China’s Black Hole Of Debt Creates Ghost Cities And World Crisis"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"China’s Black Hole Of Debt Creates Ghost Cities And World Crisis"* By Allen L Roland, PhD "The ripple effect of China’s out of control black hole of debt with its overbuilt and uninhabited ghost cities throughout China as well as its poorly regulated and hyper valuated stock market is becoming a world crisis which, like a black hole in space, is drawing most of the world into its rapidly collapsing debt vortex where the mother of all real estate bubbles is in the process of bursting. “I have been warning for years that the greatest– and final– bubble to burst, in this century of... more »

The Economy: "This Market Is a 'Wheelbarrow of Dynamite' Waiting to Blow"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"This Market Is a 'Wheelbarrow of Dynamite' Waiting to Blow"* by Bill Bonner DELRAY BEACH, Florida – "It’s hot in Florida. Steamy hot. Hair curls and bodies go limp. The “relief rally” continued yesterday. All over the world, stocks gained. So did oil and commodities. (More on that below in today's Market Insight.) The Dow was up 369 points – a 2.3% move. Chinese stocks were up by about 5%. Why? U.S. GDP numbers for the second quarter came out higher than expected. The economy grew by an annual rate of 3.7%. And influential New York Fed chief William Dudley said the argument for ...more »

"Fools And Fanatics..."

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

For Putin, Even a Tiny Fall in Popularity Could Be Significant

Ivan Plis at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Vladimir Putin - 900] New Russian polls shows a small but possibly serious decline in President Vladimir Putin's approval rating, amid a sinking currency and a secret war. As the finance newspaper Vedomosti reported Friday, Russia's Public Opinion Foundation stated that 72 percent of Russians would... more »

Federal Court Halts EPA Effort to Regulate Waters

Blake Neff at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: EPA - 900] A federal judge in North Dakota issued a preliminary injunction late on Thursday that will prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward on an ambitious plan to expand the federal government's power to regulate water pollution. Judge Ralph Erickson concluded... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*"Evil... Evil since the Dawn of Time..."* *Old Norse:* *Ǫnd þau né átto, óð þau né hǫfðo,* *lá né læti né lito góða.* *Ǫnd gaf Óðinn, óð gaf Hœnir,* *lá gaf Lóðurr ok lito góða.* *Benjamin Thorpe translation:* *Spirit they possessed not, sense they had not,* *blood nor motive powers, nor goodly colour.* *Spirit gave Odin, sense gave Hœnir,* *blood gave Lodur, and goodly colour.* *Henry Adams Bellows translation:* *Soul they had not, sense they had not,* *Heat nor motion, nor goodly hue;* *Soul gave Othin, sense gave Hönir,* *Heat gave Lothur and goodly hue.* A SHORT COURSE ON THE DJI... more »

William Randolph Hearst and the McKinley Assassination

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*The bullet that pierced Goebel's breast* *Can not be found in all the West;* *Good reason, it is speeding hereTo stretch McKinley on his bier.* *- Ambrose Bierce, * *San Francisco Examiner, * *Hearst Syndicated Newspapers,* *1900*

Who I Voted for Labour Leader

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Like my friend Lawrence, I haven't been terribly inspired by the Labour leadership campaign. Even Corbynmania has failed to stir me, except to the extent of writing many posts trying to understand what it means and how it will effect our party and our movement. So when it came to deciding who to vote for, I found it very difficult. Now, I have a confession to make. Last month our constituency party met to decide who to nominate. Liz, Yvette, and Jeremy had their speakers - Tristram gave a good account for Liz. Andy, a new comrade, spoke for Jeremy. *And I spoke for Yvette*. Why? In... more »

The Illusion of Choice: 90% of American Media Controlled by 6 Corporations

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - It's worth repeating that most of the information on the airwaves comes from so few. The post The Illusion of Choice: 90% of American Media Controlled by 6 Corporations appeared first on Waking Times.

Humpback Whale Shows Off After Being Freed From Nets

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video - *Animals often perceive situations with more emotion than we give them credit for. Here's a video of a young humpback whale as it is freed from fishing nets. The post Humpback Whale Shows Off After Being Freed From Nets appeared first on Waking Times.

Court grants Toronto researchers review of misconduct findings

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
A Canadian court has granted a review of two researchers’ application to quash the findings of a university investigation that found signs of falsified data, according to the researchers’ lawyer. Yesterday, the court ruled that the application by Sylvia Asa and her husband, Shereen Ezzat, to quash the University Health Network investigation’s findings be reviewed by a […] The post Court grants Toronto researchers review of misconduct findings appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Russia Showed Off Its Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter At The MAKS Air Show This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Video*:* Russia Shows Off Stealth Fighter at MAKS Air Show* *Russia showed off its fifth-generation stealth fighter this week at the MAKS air show outside Moscow, according to news reports.* The T-50 is one of several prototypes developed by Sukhoi, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corp., as part of the Russian air force’s PAK-FA program. The twin-engine fighter is designed to compete against such U.S. military aircraft as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, both of which are made by Lockheed Martin Corp. The multi-role T-50 has been a regular at MAKS after making its f... more »

First Voices: Three Dynamic Native Women Speak with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Three dynamic Native women speak, on the importance of language, abuse by US Border Patrol, and how uranium mining is poisoning water supplies in Lakota territory and the west By Brenda Norrell Censored News Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota, host of First Voices Indigenous Radio, interviewed three dynamic Native American women on his show Thursday, broadcast nationally on WBAI New York. 

HAPPILY ANCHORED: To unexplained loathing!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015Part 4—TNR fails to explain:* Kevin Drum had read a piece at the New Republic. Frankly, he was puzzled. He didn’t think the TNR piece lived up to its headline: DRUM (8/21/15): I'm curious about something. Last night I read a longish piece at TNR by Gwyneth Kelly titled “Why ‘Anchor Baby’ Is Offensive.” I was actually sort of curious about that, so I read through it. But *all the article did was provide a bit of history about the term and quote a bunch of people saying it was disgusting and dehumanizing. There was no explanation of why it’s offensive.* Sa... more »

Ukrainian Soldier Is Filming Himself When He Is Hit With An Artillery Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *This Ukrainian soldier filmed himself surviving an artillery hit* Some people take selfies, others film their cats. This Ukrainian soldier sets his camera up as three artillery rounds land near him. The first things we hear him talking about are the outgoing rounds. Usually a dull thud in the distance, the sound indicates that an artillery round is climbing upwards before it comes hurtling back to earth. While the film is undated, it’s obvious that it was recorded sometime during the warmer months and that the position has been there awhile. The bunker, or blo... more »

This Is How You Buy A Nuclear Weapon On The Black market

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Paul Szoldra, We Are The Mighty:* *Here’s how you can buy a nuke on the black market* You can buy anything on the Bulgarian black market, including drugs, women, guns, and even fully functional nuclear warheads. Fascinated by a French reporter’s ability to purchase a nuclear warhead on the black market, American journalists from Vice traveled to Bulgaria to meet the man who sold it, according to the video below. They met with Ivanoff, a former military-intelligence colonel turned entrepreneur, whose business led him into the Saudi Arabian building industry. Through his business... more »

India - Pakistan Trade Border Fire Killing 10 Civilians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*: *9 civilians killed as India and Pakistan exchange fire over disputed border* Srinagar, India (CNN)India and Pakistan blamed each other Friday for exchanges of fire over their disputed border that killed nine civilians and wounded dozens more. The violence is the latest flareup along the heavily armed frontier. Six people were killed and 46 were wounded on the Pakistani side, its military said in a statement. Three people were killed and eight were wounded on the Indian side, said Pawan Kotwal, a military official. Both sides accused each other of starting the gunfire and... more »

China Launches Major Naval Exercises In The Disputed Regions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. *Sputnik:* *China Launches Large-Scale Military Drills in Disputed Regions* Amidst territorial disputes between Beijing and Tokyo, the Chinese military has conducted live-fire air and sea drills in the East China Sea on Thursday. Without stating the precise coordinates, state news agency Xinhua reports that the drills i... more »

World News Briefs -- August 28, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Austria, Libya count dead as number of migrants crossing Mediterranean soars* Austria said on Friday 71 refugees including a baby girl were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe and scores more were feared dead. The U.N. refugee agency said the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe had passed 300,000 this year, up from 219,000 in the whole of 2014. Three Bulgarians and an Afghan were arrested in connection with t... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 28, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Paramilitary policemen and members of a gun salute team fire cannons during a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China, August 1, 2015. China will hold the parade on September 3, 2015. REUTERS/STRINGER *Reuters*: *China to parade high-tech weaponry in signal of strength, and shop window* From ballistic missiles to fighter jets, China has rolled out a host of high-tech weaponry ahead of a parade next week commemorating victory over Japan in World War Two, in a signal of Beijing's growing... more »

Suha and Zeinab revisited

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I woke up in the middle of the night and switched on the radio, just in time to catch a familiar voice saying “Suha Arafat”. It was, of course Zeinab Badawi, and I was wondering if this was another case of deja vu all over again; was I hearing the same episode of HardTalk that I’d blogged a while ago? Was it a figment of my imagination, or was it one of those dreams that are so close to reality that you’re wondering, in the dream, if it’s really a dream? It was “another chance to hear” Suha and Zeinab, for no apparent reason other than, perhaps, to reignite the vexing question of ... more »

Earthquakes, the "Big One" & the Pacific Northwest

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*An earthquake preparedness film produced in Victoria, British Columbia (source)* *by Gaius Publius* This is not quite a political story, but it's an important one. Most people west of the Mississippi and many people east of it assume that the so-called "Big One," the mother of all American earthquakes, will occur in southern California along the San Andreas fault. *Shaded relief map of California showing the location of SAFOD [**San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth]. Major historical earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault are shown, with the creeping section of the fault in b... more »

Before a Single Vote Has Been Cast, Clinton Camp Says It Already Has 1/5th the Delegates Needed for Nomination

Bloomberg Politics at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: 150729_hillary_clinton_pp_gty_1160_1160x629__1438255531_70.119.142.63] As Hillary Clinton’s campaign seeks to project dominance in a field that could soon include Vice President Joe Biden, her top advisers are touting a decisive edge on a little-discussed metric: superdelegate commitments. At the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where she... more »

Full, Unedited 8th Video Confirms Planned Parenthood Sells Fully Intact Aborted Babies

LifeNews.com at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: StemExpress2 - 400] Today, the Center for Medical Progress released the full, uncut video of the conversation between undercover investigators form CMP and top officials with StemExpress, which buys aborted babies and their body parts from Planned Parenthood. The full footage is of... more »

Did a Deathbed Confession Reveal Location of Nazi Gold Train?

The Telegraph at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Nazi gold train - 400] Poland’s culture ministry says a deathbed confession revealed the location of the gold train, which was pinpointed using ground-penetrating radar photography. August 28 press conference as it happened.

Friday Nerd Blogging: The End of Summer Movie Season

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
As the summer movie season ends, it makes sense to bring back Friday Nerd Blogging after spending most Fridays at the theatre. This week’s invokes all kinds of IR, including resource conflicts, gender dynamics, and Tom Hardy:

Dine' Anna Rondon 'Federal Coal Leasing Program is a Joke in 2015'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Federal Coal Leasing Program is a Joke in 2015 By Anna Rondon, Dine' Censored News Ya at eeh, Greetings My name is Anna Rondon, I am of the Towering House People, Kinya annii and Nakai Dine. I am writing to express my opinion on your Federal Coal Leasing Program as well as your due diligence in protecting the United States people is grossly negligent in meeting your own mission

WDBJ Shooting is Another Media Drill...and they're all marching lock$tep

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
Media all in lockstep reporting on this "shot full of holes" Incident The day of the Roanoke shooting, I watched the "selfie" video that Bryce Williams took as posted on LiveLeak. I could see right away that this "shooting" was a hoax, as anyone with normal intelligence would be able to conclude. It is one more in the interminable series of *"Who are you going to believe, the official story? Or, your own lying eyes." *cases. Very Serious Problems with the WDBJ Shooting Story Scott Creighton has a very good summation of the facts and "evidence" on his blog. *One of the biggest "tell... more »

Submarine School Welcomes First Enlisted Female Sailors

AP/MICHAEL MELIA at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Submarine-900] HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The first four of the female enlisted sailors selected for the Navy’s “silent service” began training this week at submarine school in Groton, the latest milestone in the elimination of one of the U.S. military’s few... more »

Why Trump is Defying Pundits’ Expectations

The Weekly Standard/Christopher Caldwell at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Trump on a Wealth Tax: A Very Conservative Thing to do, if it’s Helping Pay Down the National Debt] Like rap music and The Simpsons, the celebrity real-estate mogul Donald Trump, who burst onto the scene looking like a six-weeks' fad in the 1980s, still has the look of a six-weeks' fad 30-some-odd years later. Clearly the doubters' assumptions... more »

Donald Trump Says His Pro-Abortion Sister Would Be a ‘Phenomenal’ Supreme Court Justice

Anika Smith at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Trump_supremecourt_still] Donald Trump has a revealing interview over at Bloomberg with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann at Trump Tower. Trump answered questions ranging from taxing hedge-fund managers, his going after Jeb Bush and his being endorsed by David Duke, to how he... more »

State of Emergency in Florida as Tropical Storm Erika Approaches

AP/TAMARA LUSH at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Tropical Storm Erika-900] ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- All of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said that as of 11 a.m. Friday, the forecast... more »

Big Brother is watching you

LeDaro at LeDaro - 12 hours ago
Big Brother Harper is watching you. Bill c 51.

What TIME is it Mr. Wolf?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 12 hours ago
THIS is another major piece of information. And again, just like the "AI" shit, this is the next prime focus piece that is suddenly appearing in conversations. Lisa Harrison and I have been discussing "Timelines" on the One Peoples Roundtable Discussion for the past few months, but suddenly in the past two weeks this topic has come into hyper focus over and over again. Two nights ago I was up till after 3am on a call with Lisa discussing what we had begun to recognize as a huge shift in Time/Timelines that has taken place in the past 2 weeks or so. Nick and I have spent hours u... more »

Ruling that Found NSA Program Illegal is Reversed

AP/SAM HANANEL at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: iPhone-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. The U.S. Court of Appeals... more »

“Our manuscript unintentionally failed to meet academic and publication standards”

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Authors of a 2014 review paper about the use of “as needed” medications by people with mental health diagnoses are retracting it, but we’re scratching our heads as to why. The retraction appears in “The experiences of mental health professionals’ and patients’ use of pro re nata (PRN) medication in acute adult mental health care settings: […] The post “Our manuscript unintentionally failed to meet academic and publication standards” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Takes Credit For Deal With The South

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*NBC*: *North Korea's Kim Jong Un Says Nuclear Might Sealed Deal With South* POCHEON, South Korea — Nuclear weapons secured the deal with South Korea and ended a dangerous military standoff, according to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Putting his own spin on the accord reached Monday after marathon all-night talks, the pact "was by no means something achieved on the negotiating table, but thanks to the tremendous military muscle with the nuclear deterrent for self-defense," Kim told a meeting of the his Central Military Commission, according to a report Friday by the North's off...more »

New Evidence on Gender Bias in IR Syllabi

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
The following is a guess post by Jeff Colgan, Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor at Brown University, and is @JeffDColgan on Twitter. It’s that time of year again, when professors are designing syllabi as fast as they can with deliberation and care. Recently I analyzed IR syllabi for PhD students. The data suggest a gender bias that […]

APSA Tweet Up: Ducks Like Beer

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Once again, those poli sci types on twitter (Marc Lynch, Dan Drezner, me, and the other usual suspects) will be meeting up at the APSA on Friday, August 4th from 5:30-7pm at the Parc 55 hotel bar (which I believe is on the second floor) which is across the street from the Hilton. Note that […]

#BringBackOurGirls, Feminist Solidarity & Intervention – Part Two

Annick T.R. Wibben at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
My first post on the Duck focused on the emergence of the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag and campaign, pointing also to the ease with which hashtags can get appropriated and campaigns derailed. Yesterday, #BringBackOurGirls Nigeria (@BBOG_Nigeria on twitter) started a one week campaign to mark 500 days since the abduction. Given the continuation of the campaign, in […]

So You Would Like a Job at a Policy School

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
So, in another installment on the job market front, I thought I’d weigh in with some thoughts on possible differences of job postings and hiring processes at policy schools. Admittedly, this is an idiosyncratic take having just worked at one of them, but I think there may be some generalizable aspects from my own experience. […]

The Future of Deterrence?

Seth Weinberger at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
A long, long time ago, before I became a professor and even before I went to graduate school for my doctorate, I worked for a few years in the defense community. I was a Defense Analyst for the Strategic Assessment Center of Science Applications International Corporation (unfortunately, the SAC no longer exists), which was a […]

Challenges to Academic Freedom Above the Wall

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Why Worry About Online Media and Academic Freedom? Um, because academic administrations have lousy instincts? I have gotten involved in this whole online media intersecting with academic freedom mostly by accident–the ISA mess last year. I am not an expert on academic freedom, nor am I an expert on the use of online media. So, […]

Opting for Trials Post-Conflict? Why the Structure of Losers Matters

Wendy Wong at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
This post was written with Lindsay Heger, who is Associate Director, One Earth Future Foundation. We’ve seen the rise of judicial means to bring human rights violators to trial in recent decades, both regionally and globally. Most famously, the International Criminal Court, was established after the Rome Treaty was ratified in 2002 in order to […]

Living IR: Lessons from Manuela Picq’s arrest and detention

Cai Wilkinson at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Over the weekend news came from Ecuador that Dr Manuela Picq of Universidad San Francisco de Quito, had been beaten and arrested while participating in a legal protest over indigenous rights as a journalist. Initially hospitalised as a result of injuries sustained at the hands of police, she was informed that her visa had been […]

Convincing Waverers to Support the Iran Deal

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
When the Iran Deal was announced and supported by the P5 of the UN Security Council, I would have thought that the tide of elite opinion among US lawmakers would break in support of the Deal, possibly including some Republicans (maybe Jeff Flake?), possibly enough to filibuster a no vote in the Senate. Now, it […]

One Size Fits Few

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
With all of the recent essays on the Duck this summer about the job market, citation indexes, and lack of confidence, there seems to be a brewing undercurrent about the anxiety of another academic year. Some of us maybe facing down a PhD defense and the job market for the first time, some of us […]

Affective or Effective? War Child’s Gamefication of Conflict Experience

Cai Wilkinson at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Gamification is “is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges”, to borrow the course description from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s Gamification MOOC. The approach has been used to try and improve employee productivity, facilitate risk prevention education (and […]

The collateral damage of performance metrics

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
This is a guest post from Daniel Mügge who is an associate professor of political science at the University of Amsterdam and the lead editor of the Review of International Political Economy. In two recent posts, Cullen Hendrix, and Daniel Nexon and Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, have tabled important pros and cons of Google Scholar (GS) […]

Academia isn’t Baseball

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
This is a guest post by both Nexon and Patrick Thaddeus Jackson. Standard disclaimers apply. Cullen Hendrix’s guest post is a must read for anyone interested in citation metrics and international-relations scholarship. Among other things, Hendrix provides critical benchmark data for those interested in assessing performance using Google Scholar. We love the post, but we worry […]

Debating Covert Intervention and the Democratic Peace

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
One reason that Patrick I stepped down as a permanent contributors to the Duck of Minerva was to develop ISQ Online as a forum for intellectual exchange surrounding International Studies Quarterly pieces. I think readers of the Duck will find the exchanges there interesting, and so I’ll be using (abusing?) my ‘standing guest’ privileges to call […]

Policymaking Gone Global: Learning to Work with NGOs

Maryam Z. Deloffre at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Policy schools prepare students to work in the public policy realm, most often training students for positions in government. But policymaking is an increasingly diverse field, policy issues span the globe and multiple–state and non-state–actors take part in decision-making and policy implementation. How should we teach global policy-making in policy schools? In a recent article […]

Foreign Policy and the First GOP Debate

Seth Weinberger at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
As the summer movie season ends, it makes sense to bring back Friday Nerd Blogging after spending most Fridays at the theatre. This week’s invokes all kinds of IR, including resource conflicts, gender dynamics, and Tom Hardy:

Is the Federal Reserve Necessary?

Jim DeMint at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: federal reserve - 900] The Federal Reserve opened its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Thursday. Its experts have assembled to discuss "inflation dynamics." Concurrently, another group of economists and financial experts is meeting just down the road. They're discussing monetary policy, as well, but... more »

Gun Used in Live TV Murders was Purchased Legally

USA Today at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Vester Flanagan aka Bryce Williams] The gunman who murdered two Virginia journalists and wounded another person on live television legally purchased two handguns last month, including the one used in the attack, and was able to pass a required background check despite his apparent emotional... more »

A Career in Economics

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
A career in Economics...it's much more than you think from American Economic Association on Vimeo.

CSIS: What ISIS Really Wants

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago

GOP’s Walker Promises to Aggressively Confront Terrorism

AP/BILL BARROW at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: ScottWalker - 900] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as “evil” and “radical Islamic terrorism.” The Wisconsin governor plans to lay out his foreign policy agenda Friday... more »

Viral Note from Mom Thanks Boy for Showing Kindness to Disabled Son

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Kaden spinal muscular dystrophy__1440767377_70.119.142.63] Katie Myers and her 18-month-old son Kaden spend nearly every day at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. Recently, on an otherwise ordinary trip to the Science Center, the duo met a young boy who... more »

Did Religion Make the American Civil War Worse?

The Atlantic at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: lead_960__1440768474_70.119.142.63] If there is one sober lesson Americans seem to be taking out of the bathos of the Civil War sesquicentennial, it's the folly of a nation allowing itself to be dragged into the war in the first place. After all,... more »

Decoding the near-Planckian spectrum from CMB patterns

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
In March 2015, physics stars Juan Maldacena and Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS Princeton) wrote their first paper together: Cosmological Collider Physics At that time, I didn't discuss it because it looked a bit technical for the blogosphere but things look a bit different now, partially because some semi-popular news outlets discussed it. *Cliff Moore's camera, Seiberg, Maldacena, Witten, Arkani-Hamed, sorted by distance* What they propose is to pretty much reverse-engineer very fine irregularities in the Cosmic Microwave Background – the non-Gaussianities – and decode them according t... more »

Pentagon Wants Its Soldiers To Have Wearable Tech

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A woman tests an Apple watch in Omotasando in Tokyo. The company is working with the Pentagon to develop wearable tech. Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter *Reuters:* *Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech* The Pentagon is teaming up with Apple, Boeing, Harvard and others to develop high-tech sensory gear flexible enough to be worn by people or molded onto the outside of a jet. The rapid development of new technologies is forcing the Pentagon to seek partnerships with the private sector rather than developing its technology itself, defense officials say. "I've been... more »

Europe Facing Massive Refugee Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Thousands breach Europe's wall of wire: Young migrant gets her hair tangled while scrambling into Hungary - as police say 700 children crossed border in just one day* * Young Syrian forced to crawl under razor-sharp fence on Serbian border * 3,241 migrants crossed into Hungary yesterday alone – a record number * Migrants in desperate scramble before new four-metre barrier is erected * Budapest threatens to deploy army after unrest erupted at refugee centre Screaming in agony, a young migrant girl gets her hair tangled in barbed wire as her family scramble through mud s... more »

Fact Checking the Fact Checkers on Same-Sex Couple Parenting

Paul Sullins at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Katy Faust Q&A__1440766558_70.119.142.63] Katy Faust, an American blogger who has become a spokeswoman for traditional marriage, appeared on the Australian program Q&A last week. Her views are particularly interesting as she is the daughter of a lesbian couple. Facing a largely hostile audience... more »

Arrest Made in Death of 9-Year-Old Ferguson Girl Killed While Doing Homework

The Washington Post at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Jamyla Ferguson shooting__1440764319_70.119.142.63] Authorities on Thursday charged a man who they say confessed to firing the shot that killed a 9-year-old girl in Ferguson, Mo., as she was doing homework. De'Eris Brown, 21, faces six charges, including second-degree murder, in the Aug. 18 death of... more »

Bush Returns to New Orleans for 10th Anniversary of Katrina

AP/CAIN BURDEAU at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: George Bush Hurricane Katrina aftermath rebuilding__1440762666_70.119.142.63] NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans -- the scene of one of his presidency’s lowest points -- to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s costliest natural disaster on the 10th... more »

rust never sleeps

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
So much anarchy now all digital its the hundred years war in millisdcods amd still over thees centuriews of imidate thouth I got VADA with my wife stitting behind its not thought comforable exisiting in my soul today the bright and shinny\ vs the one that never rusted away I am so fucked

They've Read Leo Strauss

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.buzzquotes.com/ Stephen Harper has become a law unto himself. The evidence, Michael Harris writes, is incontrovertible: The evidence from the near past is damning enough: Found in contempt of Parliament; breaking his own elections law; sending unconstitutional legislation to the Supreme Court; passing retroactive laws to make the illegal legal; publicly attacking the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; forcing out Canada’s Nuclear Safety Commissioner for following the statute governing her agency; dumping the Parliamentary ... more »

The Virginia Shooting Is Fake! BBC Journalists Covering Virginia Shooting Forced To Delete Footage!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
It is so amazing that so many people simply still do not get it? This newest "shooting" fraud in Virginia has so many inconsistencies that most people with even the slightest critical thinking skills can see past all the lies and come to the same conclusions that I and others have come to... That is was a carefully contrived operation for the same goal as other shootings, which is to convince the American people that they must surrender their guns and therefore leave themselves open to the tyranny of their own government! I have received so many comments from my last report exposin... more »

The Murderous NRA... And The Democrats

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
92% of voters-- that's 98% of Democratic voters and 86% of Republican voters-- agree that there should be universal background checks for gun purchases. Even 92% of gun owners are on board with that. 91% of gun owners also say that there should be laws to prevent people with mental illness from buying guns. This week, PPP surveyed New Hampshire voters and found only 9% opposed to universal background checks on gun buyers. In New Hampshire 96% of Democrats, 82% of independents and 79% of Republicans want background checks. So why are Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Republican Rep.... more »

Israel Raises Concerns That The Lifting Of Iranian Sanctions Will Spur More Attacks Against Them

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Evidence mounts that soon-to-be flush Iran already spurring new attacks on Israel* HAIFA, Israel – An unsettling surge in terrorism by Iranian proxies has many Israelis convinced the release to Tehran of tens of billions of dollars in frozen funds is already putting the Jewish state in danger. In recent days, rockets have rained down on Israel from Gaza in the south and the Golan Heights to the north, Israeli forces foiled a bomb plot at the tomb of biblical patriarch Joseph, and Gaza-based terrorist groups that also have a presence in the West Bank have openly appeal... more »

Trachea surgeon Macchiarini acted “without due care,” but is not guilty of misconduct: Karolinska

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Following an investigation, Karolinska Institutet has found that surgeon and visiting professor Paolo Macchiarini acted in some cases “without due care,” but that his behavior “does not qualify as scientific misconduct.” Karolinska’s Vice Chancellor has also recommended that Macchiarini submit an unspecified number of corrections “to clarify and rectify the failings that the inquiry has […] The post Trachea surgeon Macchiarini acted “without due care,” but is not guilty of misconduct: Karolinska appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Identity theft

LeDaro at LeDaro - 15 hours ago
I have heard a lot about identity theft but thank God I have not experienced it. A friend tells me that he received over 200 e-mails from a blogger whose blog name I know. He said he tried to check sender's e-mail address and it showed 'no-reply' e-mail. After that he deleted all the e-mails without checking the message as he was so shocked. He is considering to alert the police. Blogger whose name appeared as a sender is not that type of person and I don't think he will do such a thing and looks he does not know about it. Has it happened to anyone else? It is very worrisome.

Back to School Snack Pack®

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
This post is sponsored by Snack Pack® School has changed our lives in more ways than one this year. This is the first year that my daughter is packing a lunch from home to bring to school. I wanted to make sure she was eating good food that she actually liked at lunch time, so we have decided to have her bring a home lunch every day. I try to make her lunch fun and exciting, so she is thrilled to open up her lunch bag every day. So far one of her favorite things has been the Back to School Snack Pack®. This was such an easy idea to pull together and it is so much fun to hear your c... more »

‘Planned Parenthood Is Flailing': Bobby Jindal Fights Back After Louisiana Sued for Terminating Medicaid Contract

Kate Scanlon at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, April 2010 in New Orleans.] Planned Parenthood announced it will sue Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for terminating its Medicaid contract with the state. "Planned Parenthood is flailing," said Mike Reed, Jindal's communications director, in a statement to The Daily Signal. "This lawsuit is without merit... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Superdome exceeds 'wildest dreams' of stadium savior Doug Thornton 10 years after Hurricane Katrina ~Mike Triplett, ESPN*

Asian Stocks Rise, Europe Falls as Global Stock Rally Fades

AP/KELVIN CHAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Global stock markets Asian stock markets__1440761230_70.119.142.63] HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets were uneven on Friday as a global rally driven by upbeat U.S. economic data faded. European stocks fell in early trading, with France’s CAC 40 down 0.5 percent at 4,636.26 and Germany’s DAX... more »

Three Arrested in Connection with Deaths of 71 Migrants in Truck

AP/GEORGE JAHN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hungary Migrants__1440759989_70.119.142.63] VIENNA (AP) -- Police arrested three people in Hungary overnight in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck abandoned on Austria’s main highway, a police official said Friday. The migrants likely suffocated, said Hans Peter... more »

10 Key Ways to Break the Left’s Mass Delusion Machine

The Federalist at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: shutterstock_3010674711__1440724699_70.119.142.63] Here's how to resist the Left's culture control, one conversation at a time. Perception is everything. Wars are often won or lost based on how the actors perceive one another's strengths and weaknesses, not so much how strong or weak... more »

Pentagon Funding New High-Tech Venture

AP/LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Defense Secretary Ash Carter__1440760691_70.119.142.63] NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins... more »

The Untangled Gathering: AI & Mind Control Symposium

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 16 hours ago
Conscious Consumer Network In a world that is led by media manipulation, political propaganda, religious rhetoric, and Hollywood hype, people are waking up to the ideology that they are being manipulated and controlled. But what if what we are witnessing isn't just spin doctoring and cleaver cliche agendas? What if the truth is far deeper and far more oppressive than we ever imagined? At The Untangled Gathering on Sunday August 9th 2015, Lisa Harrison and dani arnold mckenny will be joined by an extensive panel of researchers to discuss: AI & MIND CONTROL: PARASITIC CONSCIOUSNESS... more »

A Discourse About Balance In Human Community by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
What Is Balance? *Balance: What is balance and how does it effect your being in your everyday life with human community?* *Balance is the key to good and sound functioning human communities. For today it has become fashionable to worship or adore chaos in all its many forms.* *Your organizations, your workplaces, your schools are nothing more than a training ground for future generations to maintain and see to the continuation of traditional ways of behaviour. Unfortunately for you all, those with flaws in their character have been chosen to lead. Weak by nature, never given pr... more »

Libya Collects Victims’ Bodies from Latest Migrant Disaster

AP/MOHAMED BEN KHALIFA at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Libya migrants Europe__1440759306_70.119.142.63] ZUWARA, Libya (AP) -- Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe. An... more »

Tom Mulcair playing the Identity Politics Card- NDP fake opposition

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
* CBC* Can a vote for Mulcair really mean a less divided Canada? Or a more divided Canada? One divided along different parameters? I have had an endless stream of emails from the NDP claiming "We want you back" It isn't happening. The NDP has turned itself into a big war, Israel can do no wrong party. Same as all the others. No sense throwing good money after bad! New Democratic Party purges candidates over pro-Palestine positions in lead up to Canadian election The letter went on to state – “The NDP’s stance in barring any criticism of Israel is undemocratic and wrong. Morgan Wheel... more »

May We Be One! — Jesus is the Path to Peace

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Unity and true peace] In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul addressed divisions between Jewish and gentile followers of Jesus Christ. His words speak to us in this new missionary age. We are called to bring the liberating message of the Gospel... more »

U.S. Navy New Research Vessel Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27) Completes Acceptance Trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR-27)]The first-of-class Oceanographic Research Vessel R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), successfully completed Acceptance Trials August 7 the Navy reported today. Neil Armstrong is a modern mono-hull research vessel based on commercial design, capable of integrated, interdisciplinary, general purpose oceanographic research in coastal and deep ocean areas. The Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) found the ship to be well-built and inspection-ready. The trials evaluated the ship’s major systems and equipment to include demonstrations of the ship... more »

Raytheon and US Navy collaborate to optimize minehunting sonar

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar]Raytheon Company is working closely with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) – Division Newport to enhance the features of the company's AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar. Together, the team is analyzing the system's synthetic aperture sonar to fully optimize its ability to capture and process high- and low-resolution images of mine threats undersea. "Extending our long history of collaboration with our NUWC neighbors, this project brings together our respective sonar experts to maximize the performance of a critical undersea warfare capability,... more »

US agrees to sell AH-1Z attack helicopters to Pakistan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: AH-1Z Viper]US Department of Defence (DoD) announced on Wednesday that it has awarded Bell Helicopter a $581 million contract that includes the delivery of AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Pakistan. The contract covers the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y Venom utility helicopters, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Zs, one Lot 13 UH-1Y, and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the government of Pakistan. According to the DoD, these initial helicopters will be delivered by the end of August 2018. Although Pakistan had requested the sale of 15 AH-1Z helicopters in April, it is not clear how man... more »

US approves $3bn deal to upgrade Britain's Apache attack helicopter fleet

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: AgustaWestland Apache AH1]The US government has approved a massive deal to modernise Britain’s fleet of Apache attack helicopters with the latest American technology, removing a major hurdle that could have otherwise seen the aircraft upgraded in the UK. The US State Department said it had approved a request from the Ministry of Defence for a $3bn deal for the “remanufacture” of 50 Apache WAH-64 Mk I helicopters to turn them into advanced AH-64E Guardian models. Also approved was work to install better engines, targeting systems, radar and sensors, along with spare parts and... more »

Earth Is Our Home.....

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

"What's the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Hillary Clinton?"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
40% say 'liar'... http://www.weaselzippers.us/232780-ex-clinton-advisor-clinton-team-in-sheer-panic-its-a-bad-day-in-clintonland/

Another Super Moon on 29 August 2015

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
A Summer Of Super Moons Video:

(Katrina Response Evaluated)  Feeling Squeezed?  (The Truth About Those Sharp/Big Market Movements at Day's End)   Non-Recovering U.S. Recession the Fault of China?   (Where is Neo When We Need Him?)

Will Hurricane Katrina's 10-year anniversary lead to honest evaluations by the politicians whose plans brought us the damaging results to the over 100,000 people who could never afford to return to their homes? We're dreaming here as very few Republicans are able to speak about what happened under George W. Bush's presidency with any type of honesty (or apology). Having just viewed Grover

MAKS-2015 Airshow Enters Third Day, Set to Become Open to Public

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
The MAKS-2015 International Air Show in the city of Zhukovsky in the Moscow Region enters its third day on August 27, and will soon give the general public the opportunity to witness Russia’s latest aviation technology. Defense contractors, state representatives and other industry specialists from 25 countries who attended the event, are due to finalize their numerous deals throughout the day ahead of Friday, when the airshow will open its doors to all those who want to see the event's entertainment program, which features an aerobatics show by Russian pilots. The first day of the ... more »

Delhi’s interest in MiG-35 is growing

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: MiG-35 Fulcrum F]Interest in India about the newest Russian fighter jet, the MiG-35, is growing, because the number of French Dassault Rafale fighter jets to be purchased has decreased, Sergey Korotkov, General Director of the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RAC MiG) told RIA Novosti during an interview. “Given the limited purchase of Rafale fighter jets, and the urgent need to upgrade the fighter jet fleet, interest in the MiG-35 has been objectively increasing. This issue is currently being discussed in professional circles of India,” said Korotkov. During a visit to Fr... more »

New Chinese AEWC aircraft to debut in V-Day parade

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: KJ-2000 Mainring]China's latest airborne early warning and control (AEWC) aircraft will debut and lead the AEWC aircraft formation in the Sept. 3 military parade in Beijing, according to a military source. The medium-sized aircraft is a multi-sensor unit, which can support surveillance missions and perform command and control maneuvers, said pilot Song Xianping, which will be flying in the parade. The large-sized AEWC aircraft, also produced in China, will lead all ten air formations in the coming V-Day military parade, the second time it has done so since in the 60th annive... more »

CP-140 Aurora aborts take-off, slides off runway – crew is safe

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: CP-140 Aurora]Military flight safety specialists will try to determine why a CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft slid off the runway Thursday at a base in Nova Scotia. Capt. John Pulchny, spokesman for 14 Wing Greenwood, said the Aurora was about to take off for a northern patrol mission Thursday morning when the incident happened. The Aurora “aborted its take-off and slid onto the grass area adjacent to the runway,” Pulchny stated in an email. Read more

Mike Dargas - photorealism - the honey set

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
In his amazing hyper-realistic artworks, the 31-year-old artist Mike Dargas from Cologne in Germany depicts human models in a plethora of emotions – lost in thought or internal conflict, or simply relaxed and radiating a heavenly grace. Here are a couple of his alluring *HONEY SET* images for your delectation (with an inset of the artist at work on each piece). Mike has been painting since childhood, and developed his talents by later attending art school. He worked as a tattoo artist in his early twenties, and eventually opened his own studio in Cologne. Inspired by artists suc... more »

HMS Queen Elizabeth crew switch on its radar for first time

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: S1850M/SMART-L radar]The crew of the UK Royal Navy's Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has switched on the vessel's S1850M radar for the first time. The flashing up of the long-range radar was part of ongoing preparations to ready the warship for sea next year. Weapon engineers PO Ian 'Mac' McDonald said: "Having been a part of the long range radar programme since it was delivered to Rosyth back in October 2013, it's very satisfying to see it 'turning and burning' - a milestone nearly two years in the making. Read more

Newport News Shipbuilding Conducts Steam Testing on Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division announced today that it has reintroduced steam to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln(CVN 72) to begin final testing of the ship's steam-powered systems. Moored at Outfitting Berth 1 at Newport News, Lincoln is in the final stages of its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). Shipbuilders and sailors are beginning to test steam-powered systems on board, including the main engine complex and the electrical generators. "As steam is reintroduced into Lincoln's piping systems and equipment is operated, the ... more »

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIuCwnnDq8k “I did my best, it wasn't much, I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch. I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you. And even though it all went wrong I'll stand before the Lord of Song With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah...”

Navy tests armaments in East China Sea

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
The Chinese navy conducted a live fire drill in the East China Sea on Thursday. The exercise involved more than 100 warships, dozens of aircraft and several missile launch battalions, navy sources said. It was the third drill on such a large scale in two months. The previous two were conducted in the Yellow Sea and South China Sea. Read more

Feature: Lockheed Martin’s latest SAAF C-130J offer tied to Defence Review

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: C-130J Super Hercules]Lockheed Martin continues to offer its C-130J Super Hercules to meet the South African Air Force’s tanker, transport and maritime patrol requirements, this time in line with 2014 Defence Review recommendations. Ray Fajay, Director, Air Mobility Business Development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in a media briefing in Pretoria yesterday said his company was here primarily as a result of the recently concluded defence review which outlines the defence ministry’s priorities. He said that it identifies three areas where Lockheed Martin can have discussi... more »

Russia inks deal with Anil-Ambani led Reliance Group for 197 defence choppers

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Ka-226T Hoodlum]A defence arm of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group has been picked for another project by the Russian government - this time for a Rs 6,000-crore ($925 million) potential deal to make 197 helicopters for the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force, informed sources said on Friday. Touted as among the largest deals under the "Make in India" programme, it calls for making 197 Kamov 226T choppers to retire the Chetak-Cheetah fleet that has been key inventory in frontline operations for over 30 years, notably in difficult terrain like Siachen, the sources added. "... more »

Amid tension over Ukraine, a Russian submarine docks in Ceuta

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: RFS Novorossiysk (B-261)]One of Russia’s new state-of-the-art submarines docked in Ceuta yesterday morning on its way into the Mediterranean. The diesel-powered Novorossiysk, which was launched in 2013, is characterised by advanced stealth technology making it virtually undetectable when submerged. The vessel’s arrival in the Spanish North African enclave comes against the background of continued tension between NATO and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. Source

India teams up with Australia in maritime co-operation after China sends nuclear submarine into Indian Ocean

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Type 039 (Song) class SSK]Australia and India have joined hands and entered into a bilateral maritime co-operation in response to a war game that sparked off after a Chinese nuclear submarine entered the Indian Ocean for the first time late last year. The exercise, which will take place in Bay of Bengal, will have a Collins-class submarine, a P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft, frigates and a tanker sent by Australia. The India-United States war game will also include Japan this year. China is apparently not quite pleased with Japan’s growing involvement in Southeast Asia and... more »

Musical Interlude: Richard and Adam, “Ave Maria”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Richard and Adam, “Ave Maria” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e7YAG0yvdQ

This Is How China And Russia Are Going To Eliminate America's Stealth Aircraft

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
China's new stealth drone, Divine Eagle. *Zachary Keck, National Interest*: *This Is How China and Russia Plan to Crush America's Stealth Aircraft* Both China and Russia appear to be building unmanned aerial vehicles designed to negate America’s advantages in stealth aircraft. Earlier this year, photos first emerged of a new High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) UAV termed the Divine Eagle that foreign observers believe is designed to detect and eliminate stealth enemy aircraft far from the Chinese mainland. As Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer wrote back in May: *“[The Divine Eagle’s] ... more »

OPEC Member Ecuador Admits That It Is Pumping Oil At A Loss

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Fuel Fix/Bloomberg*:* Ecuador reveals the pain inside OPEC: It’s pumping oil at a loss* Ecuador has revealed the financial stress inside OPEC created by low oil prices, becoming the first member of the group to say it’s pumping at a loss. President Rafael Correa said on Tuesday that the South American nation is receiving as little as $30 a barrel for its crude, while production costs average about $39. The warning comes after several other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including Algeria and Libya, said the group should consider holding an emergency... more »

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

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is not totally true of course, but what is true is that a serious market and large well funded participants have way too much motive to cook any science in favor of the interests. That they have been doing just that has become more and more apparent In fact it has become necessary to audit for institutional bias as a matter of course and to closely check research validity. Most journey man researchers do not have job alternatives waiting and they become naturally corrupt. Courses on ethics do not last too long.. . *Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World* ... more »

12 Ways to Make Your Fresh Food Last Longer

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a well researched bit of work with plenty of good advice. Mopst folks are not necessarily feeding a family and that makes it harder to control waste. That is mostly because preservation is rarely practiced. Making soups and stews to freeze often cleans out a fridge. Often minor tricks help extend the shelf life of many fresh foods. The main thing though is once a week have a cooking session for producing a weeks supply of simple staples. A vegetarian curry will last a week without freezing and as you consume it you can cut additional odds and ends into the mix.. I h... more »

2nd Bi-Pedal Wolf Encountered

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
More here by way of Lon. I have no doubt that we are encountering the giant sloth in either the slighter female form or the robust deep chested male form. The witnesses are all skilled in the woods and know what they are generally seeing. They do not make mistakes. Better yet this is the first proper description of foot prints. It is a two toed sloth. I have been waiting for just that and we now have a real report. We also learn that their claws are razor sharp which is no surprise.conjsidering how they tear their prey apart.. *2nd Bi-Pedal Wolf Encountered - Northw... more »

Full Ahead at Gunung Padang

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Artist's impression of Gunung Padang as it would have looked in antiquity by and courtesy of architect Pon S Purajatnika. ©] My readers know that i have been rewriting history on this blog for several years and have rarely had to retreat from a position in the face of fresh evidence. The news from Gunang Padang continues to be excellent. We have also come to understand that pyramids are natural concentrators of the Earth's natural sonic energy which happens to be a vertical wave that will pump energy into a pyramid. Initial calculations on the apparent geometry shows co... more »

Fetus Soup Anyone? Urban Legend

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is an apparent eye witness report from an informant who i am working with on other matters and i do know that this was not made up on the spur of the moment. On the other hand it could well be an urban legend out of South East Asia. Piled on top of recent revelations regarding American abortion practices and we are generating the worst imaginable scenarios. At the same time we lack public trust in even the truth when it is investigated and reported. As it turns out, this tale has been around for some time and the good news is that it does appear to be an urban legend. ... more »

Edward Snowden Revealed Evidence of UFOs In the Earth's Mantle

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is obviously a translation and it is difficult to work with. However, it is tentative confirmation of my own long standing conjecture that all our UFO traffic is actually accessing deep underground bases which naturally protect and quarantine them from us. In fact it goes quite a bit further by declaring that the residents are Terran while also making obvious errors easily explained by lack of translation rigor. I am going to make an extended conjecture. Terra forming Earth began four billion years ago with the insertion of the moon backwards in time through a wormhole.... more »

Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Now Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn't Exist

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We have plenty of issues regarding our grain supply that need to be rigorously addressed, not least that we need to eat modest amounts. Our synthesized bread is a powerful diabetes promoter and almost every chance possible this is slipped into our diets. Our other critical enemy is sugar and that is also slipped into our food chain every chance. Neither of these products are helpful and both demand regulatory control in order to allow our taste buds to properly adjust. Otherwise they are both naturally addictive and no manufacturer is going to vote himself out of business. .... more »

EPA, FBI, DOJ, FDA, CDC, ATF: False Flag Operations to Justify Existence

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Effectively none of these agencies have ever truly downsized and that alone powerfully argues for collusion. On top of all that we are seeing ample indication of deliberate provocation. All these agencies have no trouble bribing politicians as well. Once again, ample motive exists and add in public relations to guide reactions and it is only a matter of time that an ambitious individual finds a way to trigger an event. What is startling is that we now can identify six suspects all demanding a serious rethink. That it has become obvious is the real surprise. It is not my... more »

Judge Napolitano Explains Point-by-Point Why Hillary Clinton Now Has a ‘Grave’ Legal ‘Situation’ With Her Private Email Scandal

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
She basically acted in contravention of the appropriate laws. How she was not briefed escapes me and how she thought that all those silly rules did not apply also escapes me. The moment you take custody you become responsible and learn soon to appreciate all those silly rules.. Think of it as a live gun. Actually having a private email simply adds massively to the risks involved. So now she faces consequences were real ignorance or incompetence becomes irrelevant. The hard fact is that a single classified or higher document is a problem. Almost all service men handle the... more »

How the Midwest's Corn Farms Are Cooking the Planet

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Well maybe. What they are doing is producing much more nitrous oxide than presently calculated and this is unsatisfactory. The solution remains the same. It is to dress all our soils with ample elemental carbon. That locks up nutrients until called for. . In the meantime, corrected calculations assure us that it is much worse than thought. *How the Midwest's Corn Farms Are Cooking the Planet* *—By Tom Philpott* *| Wed Aug. 12, 2015* * http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/08/how-midwests-corn-farms-are-cooking-planet* *I've been thinking a lot recently about how ... more »

Love this Japanese Doctor!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
A little levity goes a long way to create a proper perspective in how to live well. Eat properly and tread gently upon the earth. It will all work out. Remember too much is too much!!! Otherwise take deep breaths and piss in the woods. Do not annoy bears. Avoid annoying people. There are six billion you have not met yet. Most of them are nice. Stand up and stretch. This will not affect your heart rate either. I do have a lifetime of perspective. He is right.. *Love this Japanese Doctor! * Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is ... more »

A Chinese Entrepreneur’s Rude Awakening at a German Manufacturing Fair

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: A collaborative dual-arm robot YuMi holding a smartphone and a flashlight is on display at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, central Germany on April 13, 2015. Few made-in-China products were in the limelight at the fair. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)] This is very important and also unexpected. A natural evolution for manufacturing has been to first copy and grab market share through the inevitable cost advantage. Then when skill levels have risen and tooling has improved to start increasing product quality to grab better margins. China has not don... more »

How WHOLE Turmeric Heals The Damaged Brain

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Astonishingly it turns out that tumeric really promotes brain damage repair. My new favorite beverage looks better and better. I boil tumeric root and ginger root together after running them through a blender. The strained juice is easily added to any tea that you prefer or do not prefer for that matter. I strongly recommend that anyone dealing with PTSD and brain injury generally as in concussion jumps of this. It certainly will not harm you at all. Fresh tumeric is preferred, but powdered works well also.. . *How WHOLE Turmeric Heals The Damaged Brain* *Written By: * *... more »

Trashing the Shields of Spaceship Earth Hacking the Van Allen Belts

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I am not too sure that this is going anywhere as the technical problems do look insurmountable. At the same time, i am not sure that simulations can be trusted for guidance. We have spent the last century assuming that these active zones do act as sheilds. That may be nonsense but we also need to be sure before we meddle too much. I still recall the panic over the ozone layer. That also flew on scant science and was safe only because we stopped doing something. Now we want to be proactive and meddle. In the meantime we have ample evidence of big budgets for such... more »

Entering The Angelic Realms

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I do not know yet if angels are highly advanced human spirits or not. I sort of suspect that they are. Yet they will still come down into a human life at great risk. As i have been posting, we have determined that our living bodies including the cellular level is all operated by our spirit body whose information density is millions of times greater than our physical body. The single cell has its own internal astral logic machine as part of our light body. Thus having a spirit guide or many spirit guides for that matter and having a guardian angel begins to make perfect sen... more »

Quantum Perception and the Recognition of Plant Consciousness

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I am playing with a simple conjecture. It is that all conformable lifeforms share a single unique consciousness in quite the same way all cells in your body have unique astral bodies that join to form a part of the consciousness of our bodies. What is missing is unnecessary cognitive function. Thus a herd of animals can lose memebers in the same way that an apple tree loses an apple without impacting much on the group consciousness. This sharing of group consciousness eliminates unnecessary ethical confusion as well which we need to understand as mere projection. When i... more »

The Himalayan Supplement so Nutrient Rich it’s Known as the ‘Nectar of God’

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have an interesting problem with this story. It is a compound produced by geological pressure on plant material. Yet that geological pressure has to be brought to bear recently in terms of geological time. Now i have conjectured that the Himalayas were hugely enlarged 12,900 years ago during the Pleistocene Nonconformity through a massive compression event that likely contracted the crust by say thirty miles at least. This event would have buried plant material and it is completely reasonable that this would uniquely produce Shilajit. What i can not do is suggest a traditio... more »

Capitalists from Outer Space

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The real problem is that economists do not understand economy. Central to success if freedom to make decisions and successful protocols to work from including appropriate ungameable regulatory environments. Everything else promotes a bribe. Then we must get over the idea that aliens need anything whatsoever. Today we are fast approaching a state in which we need nothing we cannot produce easily. The Aliens are long since there.. Expect them to communicate and share. *Capitalists from Outer Space* *The Extraterrestrials Will Support Laissez-Faire* *B.K. MARCUS* *... more »

Iraq: "A War Crime, Pure and Simple"

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Iraq has provided us a wonderful lesson on why the Middle East is essentially ungovernable while it remains enthrall to Islam. Every possible faction emerged out from under the floorboards and rather than cooperate, all discovered ways they could dominate by killing someone else. There is a dragonian solution in which the women and children are parted from adult men and then educated as Christians, Zoroastrians or whatever else preceded Islamic forced conversions. Tie all that into ethnic urban centers to preserve local nationalism and things can work out. However this is hu... more »

Electric Vehicles Form a Driving Force in Energy Markets

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Yes children, it took a decade to figure out how to deliver because we all knew we had to. It will take another decade to convert the whole fleet. In that time coal and oil will simply go out of business. Add in our work producing a power train to change out engines with a motor tapping Dark Matter and it is all over soon. Our low hanging fruit is the simple conversion market saving us from the whole new equipment market which will convert and rollout in a proverbial heart beat long before we have sold our first fifty thousand conversions. Our intent is to make it completely a... more »

How the Iran Deal Could Reshape the Middle East

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is easy to be uncomfortable regarding the Iran deal. Yet this door opening was necessary to ensure that no argument regarding the necessity of War will have traction in any capital. The big danger now will be CIA producing false intelligence to promote war. Or Israel for that matter. Iran really has to do some fence mending all the way around. In the end i do not think it matters much. This nonsense is all a luxury afforded countries with too much free cash. That ends inside of five years with the complete demise of the oil economy. The Middle classes of the Middle East w... more »

Environmental Epigenetics Affects Disease, Evolution

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
My efforts take all this a mile further by identifying the dominance of the cellular logic machine based in second tier matter in making useful choices. What we are seeing is the apparatus. Haunting all this new work is the ghost of Lysenko who got much right in an age when men were simply blind. Besides, i would not be so cheerful about Dark Matter, had i not produced a tube full of it to glow happily in the dark. Up to that and a couple other demonstrations i had theoretical assurance only. Yet that was enough to lead to the right type of tests. *Environmental epigenetic... more »

Five billion light years across: The largest feature in the universe

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a neat discovery and nicely challenges present models as been too simple yet. all good. I view anything said about the cosmos aa terribly tentative and hopelessly biased by our local observations.. Using that position as our standard, it is best often to keep collecting data. The harsh truth remains that we should not be satisfied in terms of our whole approach to determining distance. That ring could be close by and simply moving fast. Better imagine it is part of a spiral effect as well. Where does all that leave you? The truth is that we are all speculating u... more »

31 Long-Forgotten Native American Medical Cures

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I would hardly call any of this unforgotten. The interest has always been there and all have a history of been helpful at least. What none of them have is a history of been a super cure which modernism is looking for. Dealing with lung infection was the main task of the ancient healer. Most never saw old age and never saw the obscure killers that afflict the elderly. Yet half the dead on the dessert in Peru died young from a Lung infection. We still cannot stop the common cold. *31 Long-Forgotten Native American Medical Cures* *http://humansarefree.c... more »

Explosive: Here's The Real Reason Holistic Doctors Are Being Killed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Are we dealing with a virus or something else and why the remarkable coincidence regarding FDA investigations. There are thousands of potential practitioners and a handful of investigators. This all reads like a bad horror plot. Has this been going on since the fifties? Just what is going on and why suddenly are practitioners dying in spy like circumstances. In the meantime this article is allowing the cat out of the bag. There is a lot of disquiet presently around the behavior of the FDA to say nothing about many other government agencies. That such agencies can be neutr... more »

Military Photo of the Day: August 28, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Soldier Fires Weapon-900] A U.S. Army soldier with the Arkansas National Guard fires a M240B machine gun during simulated combat operations at Fort Irwin in California on Aug. 22, 2015. Thank you to Spc. Michael Germundson for taking this photograph!

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up, 8/28/2015"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up, 8/28/2015"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "To say the stock market was on a roller-coaster ride this week is an understatement. Already, some are saying this action is just a blip. They say it’s a buying opportunity. They say it’s a correction and nothing more. My sources say none of that is true, that this is just the warm-up act of a much bigger downturn. Charles Nenner told me this is just the pre-crash. The big crash is coming. Gregory Mannarino of TradersChoice.net, who called the top in this market more than 2,000 points ago, says market crashes are ...more »

In A Surprise Reversal The F-35 Will Be Tested Against The A-10 On How Effective It Is In Providing Close Air Support

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The F-35, left, and the A-10 will be compared in close-air support head-to-head, military officials say. (Photos by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force) *Washington Post*: *The F-35 vs. the A-10 Warthog, head-to-head in close-air support. It’s on.* One of the biggest battles between Congress and the Pentagon over the past year has been over a snub-nosed grunt of an airplane, a jet so ugly (and fierce) it’s nicknamed the “Warthog.” It is beloved by the troops, particularly those who have been saved when the A-10 Thunderbolt II, and its huge 30 mm cannon, swooped in to save them in com... more »

iSideWhiff: Presidential Poll Site Gets Iran Deal Totally Wrong

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 22 hours ago
You've probably heard of iSideWith.com; it's the site with that helpful quiz that tells you which of the presidential candidates you most agree (and disagree) with on a range of political and social issues. The efficacy of the quiz, however, requires the asking of questions based on accurate information. Unfortunately, the single Iran-related query in the poll and the accompanying explanatory

$250 Amazon Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
Everyone loves giveaways, right?! If you're always searching the internet for sweepstakes and contests to enter, we're excited to share that there is a site that's going to end up being your first and ONLY stop of the day when it comes to searching for giveaways - GiveawayCenter.com. Giveaway Center is a giveaway entrant's dream listing site. Brands and bloggers are able to list their giveaways directly - no waiting for approval or listings, so the sweepstakes are posted immediately. As an entrant, the site is very easy to use. Giveaway Center has a Pinterest-like feel with large ... more »

Planned Parenthood’s Foggy Evil

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood_fetal_tissue_Nucatola - 900] On Wednesday morning, many Americans witnessed a horrifying, graphic, and evil act, broadcast on live TV. In Moneta, Virginia, a 24-year-old reporter and a 27-year-old cameraman were cruelly gunned down by a disturbed former co-worker -- while the cameras were... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#TBT: 1963 - Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force​ and United States Air Force​ at work in the surveillance room. pic.twitter.com/gyrgCS4nA7 — Canadian Forces (@CanadianForces) August 27, 2015

Scenes From Inside Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Marwan Hisham, Vanity Fair*: *Scenes from Inside Aleppo: How Life Has Been Transformed by Rebel Rule* A Syrian writer revisits the city he attended college in, with sketches by Molly Crabapple. I first moved to Aleppo 10 years ago. At that time, the city was the world for me: the glorious past and the present, the bitter and the sweet. I attended university in mid-Aleppo’s wealthy neighborhoods. To get there, I took the bus from my apartment in the crowded Al-Myassar, one of Aleppo’s poorest slums. We rode by the ancient gates of Bab Al-Hadid and Bab Al-Nasr, through which the S... more »

It Depends on What the Meaning of ‘Crazies’ Is

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: US-POLITICS-EASTER-OBAMA] Yeah, I get President Obama’s point. He wants to disarm law-abiding Americans but entrust the Iranian Islamist theocracy to police itself on nuclear arms and subsidize its funding of global terrorism. But we’re the “crazies.” Recently, Obama dissed opponents of... more »

Does Planned Parenthood’s Letter to Congress about Its Fetal Organ Business Contain a Smoking Gun?

Politico at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 150727_planned_parenthood_2_gty_1160_956x519__1440724271_70.119.142.63] Planned Parenthood told Congress on Thursday that the organization's physicians on rare occasions make adjustments to an abortion procedure if a patient wants to donate fetal material. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, wrote in a letter... more »

Will Fate of Iraqi Jews Soon Befall Other Minorities?

Forward at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: iraq-jew-1423643566__1440727011_70.119.142.63] In 2003, I served as the U.S. Coalition official responsible for "administering" the province of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. At the time, I was struck by how the different communities intermarried, spoke each other's languages, and loved each other's cultures.... more »

Center for Medical Progress Calls Planned Parenthood-Commissioned Analysis of Videos ‘Complete Failure’

Kate Scanlon at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Planned Parenthood5 - 900] The Center for Medical Progress has condemned a Planned Parenthood-commissioned analysis that claims the undercover videos released by the organization did not "present a complete or accurate record of the events," according to the New York Times. "Planned Parenthood's desperate, 11th-hour... more »

Hubble Telescope Captures Shimmering ‘Cosmic Butterfly’

ABC News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: HT_nebula_jef_150827_16x9_992__1440726068_70.119.142.63] The cosmic butterfly, or as its known more formally, the twin jet nebula, was captured in a vibrant new image taken from the Hubble Telescope. The glowing colors and expanding gas seen in the image are the final gasps of... more »

Are There Congressman As Insane And Racist As Trump? How About In Los Angeles?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The GOP sure attracts the nut cases-- Steve Knight, Donald Trump Lindsey Graham was one of the Republican presidential hopefuls yesterday who lashed out at Trump over his pandering to the racists who are celebrating his anti-immigrant mania. "If he becomes the nominee, we’ll get killed," he told CNN yesterday. [T]he policies that Mr. Trump is proposing are demagoguery. His approach to describing legal immigrants are hurting us with Hispanics. The way he attacks women is going to be a death blow to the future of our party. Come to South Carolina and I’ll beat his brains out... Donald ... more »

Japan Names Its Newest Helicopter Carrier After The Carrier That Attacked Pearl Harbor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Helicopter carrier Kaga (DDH-184) on Aug. 27, 2015. Japan Marine United Photo *USNI News*: *Japan Launches Latest Helicopter Carrier* Japan has launched the second in its new class of helicopter carrier — the largest Japanese ships since World War II — in a Thursday ceremony in Yokohama. The 24,000-ton Kaga (DDH-184) — built by ship builder Japan Marine United — bears the same name as the World War II Imperial Japanese Navy carrier Kaga that was part of Pearl Harbor attack and was sunk in the Battle Midway. The ship follows JS Izumo (DDH-183) which entered service in the Japanese ... more »

More Photos from Jeju Island

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*With some of the folks after my talk on last night in Gangjeong village. Fighting! (Click on the photos for a better view)* *Tea party* *My adopted Korean sister Mi Kyoung (in green) leads us in meditation by the sea.* *With Sung-Hee, Brother Song and Yang Yoon-Mo after my talk at village peace center. Song and Yang spent considerable time in jail for non-violent civil resistance to base construction.* *At the Navy base destruction gate in Gangjeong - police pushing us away so trucks can pass.* *With the MBC radio crew after the interview on their station. **Great Jeju artist Gilch... more »

Accept The Gifts That This Life Has To Offer

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago

China Denies Rushing Military Forces To The Border During Last Weeks' Tensions On The Korean Peninsula

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
This photo, showing the transport of a 155 mm self-propelled gun, was variously identified as having been taken near the North Korean border and outside of Beijing. (Credit: Weibo/ 北京人不知道的北京事儿) *Reuters*: *China denies rushing forces to border during Korean tensions* China did not rush reinforcements to its border with North Korea following a rise in tensions between the two Koreas last week, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that its forces were in normal deployment. Pictures circulated on Chinese websites over the weekend, which were picked up by some overseas Chi... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
15 MINUTES OF FAME Posted on August 27, 2015  Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Aug. 27, 2015. There was no wall to wall coverage of over 150 million ongwehonweh babies, children, youth, women, men and elders being murdered, hacked, burned or worked to death, starved, even eaten, raped and tortured. The CROWN did this to us. The settlers were all in on it.

Tropical Storm Erika Triggers Deadly Flooding in Dominica; Warnings in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands; Uncertain Threat to the Bahamas, Florida, Carolinas

Weather.com at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: map_tropinfo05_ltst_5nhato_enus_650x366__1440725760_70.119.142.63] Erika Lashes Inches Toward Puerto Rico Meteorologist Danielle Banks talks about the track of Tropical Storm Erika, and the potential flooding it could bring. Highlights Tropical Storm Erika is in the eastern Caribbean Sea just southeast of Puerto Rico, but... more »

Town Without Pity

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

August 27: And not too late to send me an expensive birthday gift.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Forgive me for I have sinned. Friends told me (how wise they were) to write my column in Word or something similar so I could finish it, then copy it to the blog site - rather than losing it by writing it on the blog site. Which I just did. And lost it after three hours of writing. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. The day began badly. I was changing for a swim when a stranger in the locker room glared at me, and burst into a tirade about a fired reporter who had murdered another reporter and a camerman - on camera. He seem so upset and so angry at me that I wondered if the story had... more »

Stephen Harper's dance moves

LeDaro at LeDaro - 1 day ago
Needs more practice.

Pakistan Will Have The World's 3rd Largest Nuclear Arsenal Within A Decade

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
This still image from a Pakistan military handout video shows a Hatf IX (NASR) missile being fired during a test at an undisclosed location in Pakistan April 19, 2011. Pakistan on Tuesday test fired a newly developed short range surface to surface ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear warheads, the military said. REUTERS/Pakistan Military Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) *Washington Post: Report*:* Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could become the world’s third-biggest* ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A new report by two American think tanks asserts that Pakistan may be building ... more »

The War In Afghanistan's Helmand Province Is Escalating

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Afghan forces, with NATO help, attack resurgent Taliban* Soldiers from the U.S.-led NATO coalition have joined an Afghan army campaign to try to stop a Taliban advance in Helmand province that has undermined hopes of a negotiated peace. Nearly 14 years on from the U.S. invasion that toppled the Islamist regime after the Sept. 2001 attacks, the Taliban are making gains. On Wednesday the Helmand district of Musa Qala fell to the Taliban for the first time since 2007. "The deputy defense minister is in Helmand right now and an operation is ongoing in full force to retake... more »

Agency, election and merger

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
1196303 Inc v Glen Grove Suites Inc., 2015 ONCA 580: [80] Election and merger are separate, albeit related, concepts. Election refers to a decision to pursue either the agent or the principal for a single cause of action. Once a plaintiff has definitively elected to sue either principal or agent, he or she may not later choose to pursue the other party. Whether a party has elected is a question of fact, and is often difficult to prove. Merger, by contrast, occurs once judgment has been granted against either agent or principal. Once judgment is given against one, the cause of... more »

Friday Morning Ramble, 28.08.15

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Bureaucracies aren’t good parents. Lesson learned? *Playgrounds may go due to safety bill* – RADIO NZ Bureaucracies aren’t good parents. Lesson learned? *Kids probably no better off in state care* – RADIO NZ “Socialism is compassionate, caring, and helps children everywhere.” *Children with cancer go without chemo for weeks in Venezuela due to medicine shortage* – LATINO.FOXNEWS.COM “This latest from the Commissioner, and then Paula Rebstock's panel to "transform" CYF are just part and parcel of the ongoing drama that is chasing the tail of inter-generational social malaise dri... more »

Yeah, it's almost September, but still, let's hear it for the Good Humor Man!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*It's the Good Humor Man, c1950 -- practically a religious figure, or maybe a better-than-religious figure, depending on your perspective.* *by Ken* Like the good folks at *Inside the Apple*, with their "Postcard Thursday," the folks at the Brooklyn Historical Society send out a weekly photo, in their case drawing on the august BHS photo archives. And while it seems as if there were some mighty hot times over the last couple of months when we could more specifically have thrilled to the magic of ice cream, in these precincts ice cream is something like a free pass -- it's good for ... more »

How Is Martin Luther King, Jr’s Dream Doing Today?

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: I Have a Dream] 52 years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr uttered those famous words: "I have a dream." King shared a dream that we would be judged each other by the content of our character rather than the color of their skin.... more »

Kurd/ISIS Symbiosis: ISIS takes Syrian border towns

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*So typical. So unsurprising. Not going out on a limb here at all to predict that which has happened many times, in many different locales along the Syrian/Turkish border.* *ISIS has now taken Syrian territory which the Kurds will ‘fight’ them for in a manner that is ‘so fierce’, that of course, ISIS resistance will melt away. It will simply evaporate.* *Why does ISIS always take territory that is so beneficial for the creation of Kurdistan? Particularly this last little bit along the Syrian/ Turkey border. With it's inevitable fall to the Kurdish militias. So much for NATO coop... more »

Martin Hill on summer travels, Rolf Lindgren on 2016 presidential race

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
*Broadcast here August 28th**,** 10-11:00 a.m. Central (1500 GMT).* *For only $3.95 a month you can listen to shows on-demand before they are broadcast - and also get free downloads and other perks from Kevin! If you are a subscriber, just log in to the members area of TruthJihad.com to get early access to the shows. Non-subscribers only get access to the No Lies Radio show archives the day after the broadcast here. Help Kevin keep these shows on the air - become a subscriber today!* First half hour: Martin Hill of LibertyFight.com talks to Kevin about summer travels (Martin went t... more »

What Six Years of ‘Reset’ Have Wrought with Russia

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: RUSSIA-ITALY-POLITICS-DIPLOMACY] WASHINGTON -- On September 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO secretary-general... more »

The Long, Slow Death of the Rule of Law in America

The Orange County Register at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Hillary Clinton 8 - 400] The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first lady's penchant for secrecy. In fact, we all ought to be a... more »

Testers Find Twice as Many ‘Superbugs’ in Conventional Hamburger as Organic Ones

The Washington Post at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: hamburger - 400] Most people know that you can get sick from eating tainted ground beef. Now a new report has a lot more detail about the safety of ground beef tested across the United States. Some of it has bacteria that produces... more »

Cartoon: ‘Obamaconomy’

Henry Payne at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Payne - 082715 - Obamaconomy]

"Urgent! The Stock Market Crash Of '15 Has Already Begun, And It's About To Get Much Worse"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Urgent! The Stock Market Crash Of '15 Has Already Begun, * *And It's About To Get Much Worse" * by Gregory Mannerino "A series of technical events have already taken place which has caused massive losses in the US stock market, and it appears that this is about to get much worse. Have a look at this chart segment below: This chart demonstrates the price action of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since the market top in May. Two critical events have already occurred, and a third appears to be just weeks away. Take notice to the first white circle 1. This technical event occurred w... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 27, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
ISIS has captured large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq, including all of oil-rich Deir Ezzor. (File photo: Reuters) *Noah Feldman, Bloomberg*: *Oil Is Islamic State's Lifeblood* The battle for Baiji, site of one of Iraq’s major oil refineries, is heating up again. Since May, Islamic State fighters have been chipping away at the Iraqi government’s control. Now it seems possible that the empty city and the shuttered refinery could fall. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi visited the battlefield this week and emphasized the site’s strategic importance to retaking Mosul. Wha... more »

Just 3 Days Left To Enter The Ice-T Gold Record Contest

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Blue America is at the tail end of a fundraising effort on behalf of Alex Law, the progressive Democrat running against South Jersey Machine incumbent Donald Norcross, brother of notoriously corrupt party boss George Norcross. Since being installed in Congress by his brother in 2014-- after the corrupt old Machine hack was driven out by scandal-- Donald Norcross has been a dependable vote for many of John Boehner's worst policies. His first vote in Congress was for the Keystone XL Pipeline. And after an AIPAC-funded trip to Israel, he returned to Cherry Hill in his district with G... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
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7 Ways to Combat Your Own Cognitive Dissonance

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - One of the most difficult things a human being can do is question the self. The post 7 Ways to Combat Your Own Cognitive Dissonance appeared first on Waking Times.

World’s Largest Ocean Harvesting Clean Energy Power Plant Goes Live

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Cole Mellino* - This incredible clean energy power plant and test facility is running. The post World’s Largest Ocean Harvesting Clean Energy Power Plant Goes Live appeared first on Waking Times.

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