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*CBS: **FBI: Middle Eastern Men Intimidating U.S. Military Families In Colorado & Wyoming* DENVER (CBS4) – An alert has been issued by the FBI to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming involving U.S. military families and concerns about who may be watching them. The alert says Middle Eastern men are approaching families of U.S. military members at their homes in Colorado and Wyoming. It mentions Greeley and Cheyenne, Wyoming as the specific areas. In one case last May the wife of a military member was approached in front of her home by two Middle Eastern males. The ...more »
*“Chimps And Cosmologists”* by Chet Raymo “Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and president of the Royal Society in Britain, caused something of a flap by suggesting that humans may never be able to understand the universe. "Some aspects of reality may elude us simply because they're beyond human brains, just as surely as Einstein's ideas would baffle a chimpanzee," he said. Einstein used existing mathematics to develop general relativity, describing how gravity controls the universe on the largest scale. Dirac also used "off-the-shelf" mathematics when devising quantum theory, whi...more »
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." - Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator, 1830-1890
*"A Few Questions to Ask"* By Eric Peters "Debating the merits of a particular government policy or proposal with authoritarian-minded political opponents is pointless– if you’re hoping to persuade, at any rate. Far better to ask them a few apparently simple questions– and force them to confront the disquieting answers about the authoritarian nature of the political and social system they support. For instance, you might ask what their view of slavery is. Is it morally wrong to own another human being? Probably, they will say it is wrong. Now ask: What does it mean to be a slave? ...more »
*"Give Us Courage"* "Give us courage, gaiety and the quiet mind. Spare us to our friends, soften to us our enemies. Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors. If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving to one another." - Robert Louis Stevenson
*“Life's Crossroads: * *How To Thrive in Times of Change”* by Linda Durnell “Life's crossroads create opportunity for us to choose between different options, and when we see someone embracing the moment when choices are decided upon, it can be awe-inspiring. A crossroads is about change. Choices must be made - not just when things are not working out as we had planned, but also during positive moments when we must choose to continue the course or veer off into something new. When we experience an ending in a marriage, a change in careers, political upheavals, the end of childrearin...more »
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." - Douglas Adams
The GOP-controlled Congress is taking up the cause, once again, of defunding Planned Parenthood. This latest effort comes in response to macabre hidden-camera videos shot by the Center for Medical Progress of staff at Planned Parenthood talking about the grisly... The post Acknowledging the Reality of What Happens at Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.
Fox News announced Tuesday evening which 10 candidates have qualified to appear in Thursday night’s prime time debate. Donald Trump, as expected, is center stage as the candidate who is polling the highest. At the other end of the stage, Ohio... The post Fox News Announces GOP Debate Line-Up; Kasich In, Perry Out, The Donald is Center Stage appeared first on The Stream.
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) The Telegraph *New York Times*: *ISIS or Al Qaeda? American Officials Split Over Top Terror Threat* WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s top intelligence, counterterrorism and law enforcement officials are divided over which terrorist group poses the biggest threat to the American homeland, the Islamic State or Al Qaeda and its affiliates. The split reflects a rising concern that the Islamic State poses a more immediate danger because of its unprecedented social media campaign, using sophisticated online messaging to inspire followers to launch att...more »
*Ooh, let's play dress-up!* *During a July 2013 visit to Parwan, Afghanistan, that's our Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), second from the right (with the pistol strapped around his leg), dressed up as an Air Force colonel, and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), dressed up as an adult human being with a functioning brain. With talent like this, it's small wonder that we won that war -- and the one in Iraq too, where Senator-Colonel (or is it Colonel-Senator?) Graham also "served."* *"Since leaving active duty in 1989 and joining the Air Force Reserve, Mr. Graham, a Republican from South Carolina w...more »
This is going to create a kerfuffle with traditionalists. [image: image] A non-traditional marae – “a contemporary marae with solar lighting and large glass panels to be built overlooking the lake and mountain at Tarawera. The marae will be the first rebuilt in the area since the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption, which obliterated the land, marae and many members of the Tuhourangi tribe.” *The building is contemporary and modern but still had "traditional marae elements." "All the elements of a wharenui are there, they are just expressed differently. There hasn't been a marae out h...more »
I am so disgusted each and every time I see or hear about ANYONE that is gullible enough to go out and take a "vaccination" shot into their bodies.... I spent countless winters up here in Canada watching gullible and very stupidly idiotic individuals line up at the local pharmacy believing the bull crap that they must be "vaccinated" against Influenza.... I would do my best in trying to take some of these individuals aside as much as possible and ask them to do some reading about the truths about vaccinations before they would line up like dumbed down sheep and allow the criminals t...more »
*The Hill*: *Poll: Americans oppose Iran deal by 2-1 margin* A majority of Americans opposes a recently reached international accord lifting sanctions on Iran in exchange for new limits on its nuclear program, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Nearly six in 10 Americans, or 57 percent, oppose the nuclear deal, while 28 percent voice support for it in the national poll released Monday, in a 2-to-1 margin against the deal. Republicans strongly oppose the deal brokered by the Obama administration, 86 to 3 percent, while Democrats support the top second-term foreign policy ...more »
Just a few days ago, I got a very annoying comment to one of my previous posts that showed definitive proof that ISIS (Or ISIL, or IS, or Dash, or what ever their controllers come up with next) is a complete and utter fraud... The commentator went very belligerent calling me every name under the sun and saying that I "did not have a clue" and "I did not know what I was talking about" when I stated flat out that not only is ISIS a fraud, but that the entire "war on terror" and in fact all "terrorism" was a complete sham used to scare the living crap out of people..... Lets just say t...more »
The first major debate between Republican presidential candidates occurs on Thursday, and some people are not happy that only the top ten polling candidates are being allowed to participate. The sole female candidate in the race, Carly Fiorina, didn’t make the... The post ANALYSIS: The NH GOP Presidential Pre-Debate appeared first on The Stream.
*“Vicious Out of Control Downturn Coming”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Economic researcher and co-founder of Peak Prosperity, Dr. Chris Martenson, says, “Here’s where we are in the larger story. World economies can’t grow anymore, at least not like they used to. We are not going to see 3, 4 or 5 percent real growth. The pie is no longer expanding like it used to, and here’s the problem. The banking overlords got used to a certain take or lifestyle. They became addicted to a certain amount of skim, and when everything is expanding, the banks can skim, and there is enough left o...more »
*Washington Free Beacon:* *Iran: U.S. Banned from Knowing Details of Iran Nuclear Inspection Agreement* *Congress demands Obama release secret documents* Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the nuclear inspection organization is barred from revealing to the United States any details of deals it has inked with Tehran to inspect its contested nuclear program going forward, according to regional reports. Recent disclosures by Iran indicate that the recently inked nuclear accord includes a series of side deals on critical inspections regimes that ar...more »
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the National People’s Congress in Algiers, June 4, 2013. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi *Blaise Miszta, Reuters:* *The U.S. picked the wrong ally in the fight against Islamic State* When Turkey finally agreed to join U.S.-led efforts to fight Islamic State, Ankara was supposed to make the battle against the extremist group more effective. Yet within days, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, bombed not just Islamic State forces but also, with even greater fervor, the one group showing some success in keeping them at bay: the Kurds. The Uni...more »
Economic activity versus economic growth *Guest post by Steven Horwitz* Even the smartest of economists can make the simplest of mistakes. Two recent books (*Violence and Social Orders *by Douglass North, John Wallis & Barry Weingast, and *Why Nations Fail *by Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson) both suffer from misunderstanding the concept of economic growth. Both books speak of the high growth rates in the Soviet economy in the mid-20th century. Even if the authors rightly note that such rates could not be sustained, they are still assuming that the aggregate measures they rely o...more »
By Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache Censored News 77 APACHE FREEDOM FIGHTERS jumped to their death in the 19th Century at Apache Leap cliffs from Superior, AZ. APACHES OPPOSE DESTRUCTION of Apache Leap, Oak Flat and Ga'an Canyon by the British/Australian mining consortium that destroys the land surrounding holy ancestral and sacred land along with its historical, cultural, environmental and
From: http://prepareforchange.net/2015/08/04/jimmy-carter-the-u-s-is-an-oligarchy-with-unlimited-political-bribery/ *Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”* by Danell Glade https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/30/jimmy-carter-u-s-oligarchy-unlimited-political-bribery/ Pete Muller/AP Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payof...more »
------------------------------ Original Here Have you ever felt like the government doesn’t really care what you think?Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin I. Page (Northwestern University) looked at more than 20 years worth of data to answer a simple question: *Does the government represent the people?* Their study took data from nearly 2000 public opinion surveys and compared it to the policies that ended up becoming law. In other words, they compared what the public wanted to what the government actually did. What they found was extremely unsettling: The o...more »
Q: What is this? A forward-looking street-based performance about the legacy of war and the need for nonviolent conflict resolutions. It is Lone Wolf Tribe's ongoing series about transforming militarism and aggression into compassion and kindness. Q: Why a clown in a soldier’s uniform? A: He is a hybrid character inspired by famous tramp clowns, Otto Griebling and Emmett Kelly, as well as World War II cartoonist Bill Mauldin, who realistically portrayed the punishing reality of soldiers fighting on the battlefields of Europe. The sad clown is symbolic of the immense sorrow from...more »
A new survey has found that, by August 1, 50 percent of British parents are sick of their kids being home from school: “When asked to pick words to describe the [summer] holidays 39 per cent picked ‘hard work’, 34 per... The post 5 Ways To Recover the Joy of Summer Vacation appeared first on The Stream.
In a first, the Food and Drug Administration has given approval to a drug that is produced on a 3-D printer. The pill, produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, treats seizures. Read more here… The post FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Drug appeared first on The Stream.
[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n] Here’s what’s happening this week with our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group (why don’t you get along and join in: all real people are welcome!): In 1876, understanding the doctrine we will discuss this week was called “the best test of a sound economist.” Friedrich Hayek called it “a profound insight” yet, he said, it “remained for Keynes an incomprehensible absurdity.” To most economists since Keynes, it seems little more than gobbledygook, but to Classical economists (highlighted below) it was the capstone of what mi...more »
The 9th Circuit court recently ruled re the constitutionality of the anti-ethnic studies hb 2281 legislation. It rendered a split verdict. One aspect of the case is set for trial re whether there was racial animus involved by the state and whether there was disparate impact. Here is a chapter from a book in which the 1st question is answered. It was actually written seeral years, but becomes relavant as a result of this decision. The book was published in the Canary Islands (The full text is below, though it begins with my chapter: Arizona on Fire: A Media and Civilizational War: ...more »
Huntington Park became the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms. City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for... The post California City Appoints Illegal Immigrants to Advisory Board appeared first on The Stream.
*Reuters*:* Anti-Houthi fighters score more gains in south Yemen* Fighters loyal to Yemen's deposed president seized about 10 southern villages from Houthi forces on Tuesday, pursuing their offensive a day after capturing the country's biggest air base, residents and loyalist sources said. Clashes took place across the southern province of Lahj, most of which is now back in the hands of the Saudi-backed loyalist forces. Militias siding with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who fled Yemen for Saudi Arabia in March, and army units trained and equipped by Gulf Arab countries have m...more »
Chris Christie might want to punch former school teacher Paula Hawks in the mouth, but the 2-term progressive state rep has a better chance of being elected to Congress than he has of getting into the White House. I asked some of my friends how progressive she is and they were all pretty positive. "If," one told me, "Stephanie [Herseth-Sandlin, Blue Dog, DINO and the last Democrat to hold the seat] is a 3 on a 1-10 progressive scale, I'd have to say Paula is a 7+." "If I'm elected to the United States House of Representatives," she explained in her announcement video (above), I ...more »
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Not even 24 hours after the Democrats voted nearly lockstep to keep on pouring $500 million of taxpayer money yearly into Planned Parenthood’s baby-organ-trafficking business, the fifth and most devastating undercover video appeared from the heroic truthtellers of the Center... The post Video 5: Planned Parenthood’s *Uncle Tom’s Cabin* appeared first on The Stream.
*Nuclear War, brought to you and celebrated **by fear driven neocon idiots and corporate media* *J. **Robert Oppenheimer was appointed technical director of the Manhattan Project in 1942. Under his guidance, the creation of the first atomic bomb occurred within three years which set in motion the development of a military weapon to eventually a weapon of potential mass genocide with Edward Teller's H bomb and the means to totally destroy our world ~ but was this barbaric act in 1945 really necessary : Allen L Roland, Ph.D * *"I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds" ~...more »
*Owen Matthews, Newsweek:* *Turkey's Risky War With the Kurds* Toward the end of July, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went to war. On his orders, 40 jets pounded strongholds in northern Iraq belonging to Kurdish separatists, killing at least 190 militants, according to the Turkish military. Turkish police also rounded up 1,050 terrorist suspects in raids all over the country—some of them supporters of ISIS and radical leftist groups, but over 80 percent of them suspects linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. At the same time, Kurdish militants ambushed army vehic...more »
The transcript accompanying the latest undercover Planned Parenthood video has an employee of the group admit she finds it “fun” to dissect fetuses for their organs and would “enjoy” the opportunity to do it on behalf of fetal tissue purchasers. The exchange isn’t included in... The post New Planned Parenthood Transcript: Nurse Admits It’s ‘Fun’ To Dissect Fetuses appeared first on The Stream.
The Irving press is not an all unusual in our news world. It lies, it propagandizes, and it's so obvious you wonder how they get away with it. "ISIS cuts off head"s. Big story. U.S. invades Iraq, kills well over a million, destroys economy, Bush lies about reason for war (there was no legal reason), U.S. uses chemical weapons, depleted uranium shells that go on killing decades after the war...but precious little of this stirs any interest in our news media. Ditto with Canada sending troops to Afghanistan. Why? Nobody asks and nobody tells. Canada has aircraft killing Syrians. Why? ...more »
By Ken Derstine @ Defend Public Education! August 4, 2015 Leaders of the U. S. Congress are beginning meetings of a Conference Committee with representatives from both chambers to reconcile differences in the Senate and House versions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Committee will meet for a few days before Congress breaks for a five-week summer vacation. The goal is to revise the 1965 ESEA that was reauthorized as No Child Left Behind in 2001. If they can reconcile the drastically differing Senate and House versions the plan is to send it to President Obama ...more »
*"Why the Government Hates Gold"* by Bill Bonner PARIS – “It’s a total disaster. It’s like hell here.” Thus did a trader describe the reopening of the Greek stock market. The main Athens stock market index, the Athex, ended the day down 16%, after trading was allowed for the first time in five weeks. And it was down by more than 23% just minutes after the opening bell. Down and out… despised… scorned – the situation in Greece is excellent. For investors with ultra-long-term time horizons and strong constitutions, it may be a great time to buy Greek stocks... *Mr. Market Gets Eve...more »
*WDAM Channel 7:* *Shots fired at Camp Shelby soldiers* CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - Authorities are searching for two suspects who allegedly fired shots at a group of soldiers at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. Perry County deputies have confirmed that shots were fired around 12:10 p.m. on a group of soldiers training in the area. Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith said that there were no injuries reported. A vehicle matching the description of the two suspects truck was found near New Augusta off Old Augusta Road. The suspects were driving a red Ford Ranger with ...more »
*“The utility of a large government expenditure, for the purpose of encouraging industry, is no longer maintained. Taxes are not now esteemed to be ‘like the dews of heaven, which return in prolific showers.’ It is no longer supposed that you benefit the producer by taking his money, provided that you give it to him again in exchange for his goods. There is nothing which impresses a person of reflection with a stronger sense of the shallowness of the political reasoning of the last two centuries, than the general reception so long given to a doctrine which, if it proves anything, ...more »
The message from a mature man wearing a Leninist cap is “I’m stuck somewhere in the past.” Cap and man say: “We’re bucking the current trend for ‘progressive’. Going forward we’re going backwards.” if the cap fits I’m all confused. Onwards and downwards. I wonder if we’ll reach the 1930s by the 2030s. I hope not. Look out! Some things move on. Take the Guardian. In the olden days when Leninist caps were cool everyone used to love the Manchester Guardian. It sounds as if it was properly progressive back then, but it stagnated. Strangely there’s been a faint whiff of ‘progressive’...more »
The Center for Medical Progress has issued its fifth undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood’s business of selling fetal body parts, and it reveals plenty more instances indicating the organization is engaging in criminal activity. Posing as a research company interested... The post 5th Undercover Video — Branch Director: Some Planned Parenthood Affiliates ‘Think It’s illegal’ appeared first on The Stream.
Donald Trump says that he supports shutting down the government to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of a series of controversial undercover videos of organization officials. The Republican presidential contender was asked on The Hugh Hewitt show Monday night... The post Trump: Shut Down Government Over Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015The new Salon’s peculiar professors, tumbling out of Graceland:* Let’s agree that we won’t explore this topic indefinitely. That said, we thought it was worth taking one more look at the new Salon’s peculiar professorial class. Today, Professor Palumbo-Liu is back at the new Salon. He offers a piece about police killings in the United States as opposed to police killings in other developed nations. As always, the comparative statistics are striking. Also striking is the way the professor begins his report: PROFESSOR PALUMBO-LIU (8/4/15): *Not having a lic...more »
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday. Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith... The post Shots Fired at Soldiers on Mississippi’s Camp Shelby appeared first on The Stream.
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) The Arab Source *Kareem Shaheen, The Guardian:* *Syria approaching de facto partition amid Assad military setbacks* Regime forces have been ceding territory to rebel fighters and Islamic State to regroup in western strongholds. The growing anarchy and stalemate in Syria has brought the country closer to de facto partition, as the overstretched and exhausted army of the president, Bashar al-Assad, retreats in the face of a war of attrition that has sapped its manpower. The regime’s military has sought to retain a footprint in far-flung areas of the co...more »
*Film - *This is the first of a four-part investigation into the greed and recklessness of four men that led to financial collapse in 2008. The post Who is Responsible for the World’s Biggest Financial Collapse? appeared first on Waking Times.
*August 5, 2015* (Eric Draitser - NEO) - The nature of the war in Afghanistan has shifted dramatically in recent months. While the US and NATO continue to be actively involved in the country – their strategic objectives having changed very little since the Bush administration launched the war nearly a decade and a half ago – the complexion of the battlefield, and the parties actively engaged in the war, has changed significantly. The emergence of ISIS in Afghanistan, along with the impending withdrawal of US-NATO troops from the country, has driven the Taliban into a marriage of ...more »
We make plenty of news here in the United States for our “hateful policies of exclusion” when it comes to trying to keep people from illegally entering the country, but we’re actually not the only ones dealing with the issue.... The post Britain Tougher on Illegal Aliens than the U.S. Is appeared first on The Stream.
*Isaac Davis* - Take a close look at the names and faces of those who've been killed by police in 2015. The post Foreign News Service Keeping Body Count of US Citizens Killed by Police appeared first on Waking Times.
Women Never Forgotten: The Murals and Memorials of Ciudad Juarez By fnsnews | Published August 3, 2015 By Frontera NorteSur Posted at Censored News with permission Editor’s Note: As one of our last stories, Frontera NorteSur is proud to publish this photo essay on a quiet cultural revolution that is visually transforming Ciudad Juarez while ensuring that memories and demands of justice for
*Washington Post:* *The military operation in Gaza that still haunts Israel one year later* RAFAH, Gaza Strip — It all began at a hole in the ground in a field of melons, when an Israeli reconnaissance squad surprised Hamas militiamen near a tunnel entrance. A vicious firefight erupted, just a few bursts long, but enough to leave two Israeli soldiers and one Palestinian militant dead. After a quick body count, it was discovered that a young Israeli officer was missing, dragged down the tunnel — a nightmare scenario for Israel, whose military doctrine enshrines “force protection” ...more »
*Politico*: *Obama team, military at odds over South China Sea* Washington maintains the Navy has the right to sail or fly by the series of artificial islands that China is outfitting with military equipment. Some U.S. naval commanders are at odds with the Obama administration over whether to sail Navy ships right into a disputed area in the South China Sea — a debate that pits some military leaders who want to exercise their freedom of navigation against administration officials and diplomats trying to manage a delicate phase in U.S.-China relations. The Pentagon has repeatedly m...more »
Trump didn't show up for the "debate" in New Hampshire Monday night, so neither did the public. The debate-- or forum-- was delegitimized by Trump's absence. ABC's Rick Klein wrote: Trump is so much of the story right now that when he doesn’t show up at a candidate forum, there’s almost no story at all. Monday night’s pre-debate show in New Hampshire struggled to find a rhythm, as if the fact that a certain candidate’s name never got mentioned robbed the participants of their focal point. As the top 10 candidates get their debate invites from Fox on Tuesday, with 3 percent suppor...more »
In January 2008 when he was running for President, then-Senator Obama, said, “[E]lectricity rates would necessarily skyrocket — [W]hatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that... The post Electricity Rates will Skyrocket Due to Obama’s Carbon Rules appeared first on The Stream.
President Barack Obama says that 99 percent of the world supports his proposed nuclear deal with Iran. He had better check his math. The most obvious problem with Obama’s 99 percent figure is the strong American majority opposition to the... The post ANALYSIS: 99 Problems with Obama’s Iran Math appeared first on The Stream.
Attention, body-conscious Angelenos: A new health drink has recently stormed the market. But if you’re looking for Whole Foods’ “asparagus water,” you’re already out of luck: The grocery chain has yanked the controversial product. The Brentwood store has been lining... The post Whole Foods Explains ‘Asparagus Water’ Controversy appeared first on The Stream.
Ask random people what they think a “conservative” looks like. Half the respondents will no doubt describe a clean-cut, well-dressed, and very stuffy man with a briefcase, traveling up the elevator of a tall tower on Wall Street where he... The post Churches and Skyscrapers: Why We Need God and Ayn Rand appeared first on The Stream.
Here is one of twelve collages on The Permaculture Principles and how they might be applied, especially in the maritime Pacific Northwest. Concepts from David Holmgren's Essence of Permaculture. *Two*. "Catch and store energy." Our budget at Stony Run Farm hasn't been up to what often comes to mind with this principle, which is a set of solar panels. But we do in fact catch and store energy. 1. A 3X50' bed of potatoes stores a lot of solar energy in the form of a wheelbarrow full of spuds. We eat about two thirds over the winter and then plant the rest the following spring. Rota...more »
*"Port-Daniel) Eight members of the executive of the Liberal Association for the riding of Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine resign to join the New Democratic Party in protest against what they call "a lack of transparency and democracy. "* Le Soleil / Google Translate (English language Media have not picked this up yet ...) *UPDATE:* *CBC*
HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a... The post Sandra Bland’s Family Sues State Trooper, Wants Answers appeared first on The Stream.
Today, the Center for Medical Progress released a fifth video of their investigations into Planned Parenthood. With each video, one wonders how it can be more disturbing than the last and, with each video, it happens. And as with each... The post Three Lies Exposed in Fifth Planned Parenthood Video appeared first on The Stream.
*VOA:* *ASEAN Ministers to Push for S. China Sea Agreements* PHNOM PENH — When the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers meet in Malaysia later this week, the ministers are expected to take a strong stance on peace and stability in the South China Sea. According to documents obtained by VOA Khmer ahead of the meeting, the ministers will stand up for “the freedom of navigation, unimpeded lawful maritime commerce, trade and over flight.” The ministers are also working toward a so-called “Declaration of Conduct,” that would set the stage for a code of ...more »
A widely covered story in the news today is a video of an 8-year-old Kentucky boy with ADHD who was handcuffed by a sheriff's deputy after misbehaving in school. Here are the details as reported by a website called PressTV: A crying third-grader boy with disabilities was handcuffed by a school resource officer in the US state of Kentucky in the fall of 2014, shows a video released by the American Civil Liberties Union. The video accompanies a federal lawsuit, which was filed on Monday by the ACLU, the Children's Law Center, and Dinsmore & Shohl on behalf of two children against t...more »
*Sydney Morning Herald:* *New Taliban leader Mullah Mansour facing tension as top official quits* Peshawar: A top Taliban official has announced his resignation amid a growing leadership struggle in the Afghan insurgent movement after the news of the death of leader Mullah Mohammad Omar last week. The swift announcement that Omar's long-time deputy, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour would be the new leader has riled many senior figures angry about the implication that Mansour covered up Omar's death for more than two years. The infighting could split the Taliban and threatens tentat...more »
*Al Jazeera*: *Anti-Houthi forces recapture Yemen's largest army base* Backed by Arab coalition assault, forces fighting with loyalists of exiled President Hadi take back al-Anad in Lahej. Forces battling Houthi fighters in Yemen say they have captured the country's largest military base following intense clashes which left dozens killed. In a statement on Monday, the government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi claimed complete control of al-Anad base in Lahej province in the country's south. "With the help and back-up of the Arab-led coalition, this achievement was po...more »
Yesterday, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University and a UN Consultant on Sustainable Development, spoke at Intercon Hotel in Makati, mainly to prod more climate alarmism and "end fossil fuel" use to save the planet. (Photo from Jhezza P.) It was the launching of the PH's sustainable development solutions network (SDSN), mainly sponsored by NEDA, DENR and USAID, plus about 8 other minor co-sponsors. He said that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2015 is the official successor of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, 1990-2015). The UN is not satisfied with the FCCC, it wants red...more »
Iran's deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (L) welcomes Russian deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov in Tehran on August 4, 2015. (ISNA) *Reuters:* *Syria foreign minister in Tehran for talks with Iran, Russia* Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for talks with Iranian and Russian officials expected to focus on efforts to end the four-year-old war in his country. Moallem will meet Mikhail Bogdanov, President Vladimir Putin's special envoy to the Middle East, on Tuesday evening before holding talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Moh...more »
WASHINGTON (AP) — They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff. But the jam-packed Republican field will be narrowed considerably for the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season later in the week. On Tuesday, Fox... The post Debate Stage Drama: GOP Awaits Top 10 Announcement appeared first on The Stream.
As expected, Puerto Rico has defaulted on a $58 million debt repayment after a cabal of bond holders, hedge fund vultures, and Congressional politicians have balked at allowing the US territory to restructure its debt through bankruptcy protection. And since the Obama White House has already nixed a bailout, the usual solutions are proceeding apace: austerity for the citizens, and plunder by the same predators who helped create Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis in the first place. Although it is officially known as a Commonwealth, Puerto Rico's wealth (now largely consisting of real est...more »
The following is a guest post by Rachel Merriman-Goldring, Susan Nelson, Hannah S. Petrie at William and Mary’s Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations. For decades, survey research has suggested that women lack confidence in their answers, responding ‘don’t know’ or ‘maybe’ at significantly higher rates than their male counterparts. Initially, this trend on political […]
St. Trinian's is a school for assassins, mind control terrorist training camp operating on a variation of the Jonestown model. *"All sounds frightfully exciting, doesn't it?* *As for the explosives, girls, I'd go for RDX rather than Trinitrotoluene."* *"The people there knew that this was a slave labor camp, a concentration camp. They were drugged day in and day out. There were enough drugs found on site, after the massacre, to drug the entire population of Georgetown, Guyana, a city of over 100000 people, for more than a year. Being used on a population of 1200 people. In one foot...more »
A fifth undercover video was released Tuesday morning further exposing Planned Parenthood’s business of harvesting fetal body parts. Over a casual meal and across an office desk, Melissa Farrell, the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, boasts of... The post 5th Sting Video: Intact Fetuses ‘Just a Matter of Line Items’ for Planned Parenthood Mega-Center appeared first on The Stream.
Although it is scary to think about, we all come to the end of our lives. Obviously it would be best if that happened quickly at the end of a long and healthy life but sometimes, all too often, death and dying comes over a prolonged period. That raises the question of treatment while you are ill. Can you legally make plans in advance of such illness setting out what you want to be done if you are not well enough to tell the doctors? In most of Canada you can prepare something called a power of attorney for personal care or a personal directive; these documents are often called "l...more »
Retractions have been published for four papers authored by former Wayne State University professor, Teresita L. Briones, after an April ORI report found evidence of misconduct in the articles. Investigators found that Briones had “intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly engaged in research misconduct by falsifying and/or fabricating data.” They flagged five papers and three grant applications that […] The post Four papers by former Wayne State researcher retracted after ORI report appeared first on Retraction Watch.
From: American Kabuki To: Denice Sent: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 9:27 am Subject: Some Celtic Petroglyphs from this area Denice these are some petroglyphs in the area found near some very energetic spots. These are unknown to mainstream archeology on earth. Given the age of the marking they could be from tens of thousands of years ago. Perhaps the Sphere Alliance has some record of the symbols or what these represent. If not that’s okay… I highlighted the inscriptions in photoshop so they could be seen easier… I have others Mila has found but need his help to highlight the markings a...more »
He already has upset Mexicans and veterans. Megyn Kelly, for one, can’t wait to hear what Donald Trump says next. She’ll get her fill of Trump, as well as the other Republican presidential contenders, when she’s one of the moderators of the first... The post Megyn Kelly ‘Fired Up’ to Co-Moderate GOP Debate appeared first on The Stream.
Far and away the greatest menace to the writer — any writer, beginning or otherwise — is the reader. The reader is, after all, a kind of silent partner in this whole business of writing, and a work of fiction... The post Garlic in Fiction appeared first on The Stream.
Being the “cool kid” might seem ideal at school but it can land you in difficulties later on in life, according to a new study. The work, Whatever Happened to the Cool Kids?, was published in the journal Child Development... The post Study: ‘Cool Kids’ Can Go on to Become Losers in Later Life appeared first on The Stream.
The Shroud of Turin has different meanings for many people. Some see it as an object of veneration, others a forgery, still others a medieval curiosity. For one Jewish scientist, however, the evidence has led him to see it as... The post How One Skeptical Scientist Came to Believe in the Shroud of Turin appeared first on The Stream.
Eder Dam on 17 May 1943. Wikipedia *New York Times*: *John Leslie Munro, the Last of the World War II ‘Dambuster’ Pilots, Dies at 96* LONDON — On the night of May 16, 1943, a squadron of bombers set out from Britain to conduct a series of strikes against heavily fortified dams in Germany’s Ruhr Valley, using bombs that bounced on the water before exploding. Of the 133 who started the mission, only 77 returned. The last surviving pilot of those who came back was John Leslie Munro, who died on Monday at the age of 96. His death was met with tributes across the globe, including in Br...more »
It we take the public statements made by Iranian public figures and simply ignore them and instead look at their actions we have proactive financing of external Shiite groups as may well be expected and a secret effort to achieve nuclear capability. They do not appear to have started hostilities themselves at all but have certainly participated then. Even the Iraqi War was an Iraqi attack and they ultimately lost that by been bled to exhaustion. In short, their actions have been measured which is not something one can call their allies or enemies. It may be possible to do...more »
[image: I Suffer From Depression - Don't Be Afraid Of Me] The problem is that none of us are trained for let alone prepared for depression. I think that we need to be taught when young bin the same way we learn rudiments of first aid because it is all the same problem. In ignorance we run away from taking responsibility. The problem itself will not go away except here we are shown how to self heal oneself. The great news is that focused inner work can solve the problem. So teach that as well. Depression is not something we need to tolerate when practical steps exist to reso...more »
This is possibly the best single advice and training protocol that one can get. Add in meditation to build on this method and you then make personal progress as well. It is a form of organized reactive introspection that stops emotion and pain to dominate the conscious mind. Let me add in something else. The next time you are fighting with someone, force your eyes away from the mouth and talk instead to the belly button. In a man on women situation, a shift from the face to her breasts will astonish you. This is proof that emotions are switched on and off and have little lin...more »
Every body needs to know and understand this item. Relaxation happens to be central to healing itself. I would like to add that the spirit and its extension the astral body is responsible for the operations of your whole body. You need to instruct it to advance healing itself in order to prevent self induced blockages. I suspect that a substantial amount of healing will become an exercise in successful instruction. . * Make Your Body Ripe For Miracles* *19th July 2015* *By Lissa Rankin MD* * http://wakeup-world.com/2015/07/19/how-to-make-your-body-ripe-for-miracles...more »
*Dr. Mercola - *We are now experiencing the consequences of manufacturing animals on factory farms rather than raising them properly. The post CAFO Collapse – How Factory Farms Are Failing Fast appeared first on Waking Times.
Although Canada's Conservative Party likes to brag about how Stephen Harper is a "steady hand on the wheel" of the economy, that *lie* is increasingly hard to square with reality. A recent poll shows that Harper's reputation as a competent manager of the economy has plummeted, combined with analysis that shows *Stephen Harper has the worst economic record of any Canadian Prime Minister since the end of the Second World War.* The report crunches the numbers on Canada's nine Prime Ministers between 1946 and 2015 on issues relating to work, production, distribution and debt, and ranks...more »
Iraq’s oil exports leveled off in July 2015 after reaching a new post-2003 high in June. The reason for this change was that the budget deal between the central and Kurdistan regional governments broke down, and the latter sold most of its oil for itself rather than Baghdad last month. Iraq’s recent highs also contributed to a drop in prices for the last two months, which meant revenue went down. This is the dilemma that faces the country, as it needs to export as much as it can because it lacks other sources of making money, but that adversely affects the amount of money it can ma...more »
College textbook prices have risen a staggering 1,041 percent in the past 38 years, according to research conducted by NBC News. The figure, tabulated using data collected by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), reflects a growth rate three times... The post Textbook Prices Have Risen over 1000 Percent in 38 Years appeared first on The Stream.
I am, perhaps, an outlier on the current Planned Parenthood scandal. I am not shocked that high-ranking officials in an organization by that name would be caught on video speaking callously about the harvesting of fetal organs. The fact that... The post ANALYSIS: Abortion and Same Sex ‘Marriage’ Both Treat Children Like Pets appeared first on The Stream.
American Lung Association employees have donated solely to Democrats in every election cycle except one since 1990. The anomaly year was 2012, when ALA employees donated $1,000 to Republicans, compared with $32,590 to Democrats in total over the last 25... The post Employee Donations, Lobbying Show AARP, Other ‘Non-Partisan’ Nonprofits Tilt Left appeared first on The Stream.
When people speak of travel as a “force for good,” what can it look like from the standpoint of communities impacted by the tourism industry? What sort of benefits — not only economic, but also cultural and environmental — can communities draw from tourism... The post Travel as a Force For Good: Social Enterprise and Community Impact appeared first on The Stream.
Planned Parenthood, a business whose depravity has been conclusively demonstrated by the videos released so far, has an ecumenical, and indeed interfaith, support in the United States Senate. The organization gets over $500 million a year, or over a third... The post Planned Parenthood’s Ecumenical Supporters appeared first on The Stream.
Green Terror : Bob Geldof and the Irregular Warfare of Practical Eugenics from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Sierra Club:* The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 by preservationist John Muir with funding from the famous robber baron* E.H. Harriman*. Mostly an outing club until the 1950s, the Sierra Club became a radical environmental lobbying organization under the leadership of David Brower. In 1969, Brower left Sierra Club to create the more radical *Friends of the Earth*. Later on he also founded the *Earth Island Institute. * Michael McCloskey replaced Brower and proceeded to refocus the S...more »
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015Part 2—The dying man’s last few nouns:* We haven’t studied her work. But it seems to us that Margaret Sullivan has done respectable, serious work in her stint as New York Times public editor. Respectable, serious work tends to stand out at the New York Times, which is more likely to run by undisciplined gossip rules. Respectable doesn’t mean perfect, of course. This past Sunday, Sullivan was discussing the Times’ most recent front-page debacle—a recent report which falsely claimed that a criminal referral had been lodged against Candidate Clinton. In her ...more »
So, the anti-democratic criminal scum, economic incompetent, simpering coward, stephen harper has decided to try his luck by boring Canadians with an extended campaign that will also drain the coffers of all of his rivals, in order to make up for his massive unpopularity, his economic failure and the nauseating stink of his corruption? And, clearly, the NDP and the Liberals still officially hate each other. And the Greens hate the NDP, and Gilles Duceppe has decided that a doomed attempt to resurrect the Bloc Quebecois is worth subjecting his fellow Quebeckers with five more years ...more »
Waco : The Blowback to Iran-Contra from Spike EP on Vimeo. *" Day 51* interviewed Davidian *Wally Kennett*, who stated the ATF was in actuality not looking for an illegal arsenal when they raided Mt. Carmel on February 28, 1993. This makes sense. It explains why the ATF went ahead with the raid on February 28, *when they knew that most of the arsenal (a licensed gun shop, by the way) had been taken to Austin for a gun show that morning.* *What the ATF was really looking for, Kennett says, was information stored on a computer*--information which had been compiled by two Davidians--*...more »
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has canceled a contract that provides Planned Parenthood with state Medicaid funds. Medicaid, the joint federal and state health insurance program for the poor, represents a major source of the group’s government funding, at about... The post Gov. Bobby Jindal Cuts State Medicaid Funds to Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The South Bronx Legionnaires’ disease outbreak has now taken the lives of seven people, officials said Monday. The total number of deaths was up from four reported as of late last week. The additional deaths were... The post Death Toll From Bronx Legionnaires’ Outbreak Rises To 7 appeared first on The Stream.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace. These are... The post Facing Islamic State Threat, Iraq Digitizes National Library appeared first on The Stream.
North Korea has released footage of a Canadian pastor confessing before a Pyongyang church congregation that he had committed crimes against the state. Hyeon Soo Lim, of the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, travelled to North Korea in January... The post North Korea Releases Video of Pastor Confessing Crimes to Congregation appeared first on The Stream.
Forget that Evangelical Republicans favor President Obama's approach to climate change. You would be crazy if you thought right-wing hacks like John Boehner would ever put partisan considerations aside for the good of the country, mankind and the planet. "The president’s energy tax," as Boehner put it yesterday, "is an expensive, arrogant insult to Americans who are struggling to make ends meet." Jeb Bush, who tries passing himself off as vaguely mainstream while still appealing to the lunatic fringe extremists that determine who wins his party's nomination, called Obama's carbon...more »
Who Will Guard Against The Gatekeepers...? Down Among the Straw Men with Bamford, Kaye and Jones from Spike EP on Vimeo. I can't say for certain whether this was in fact a planted question put to Canadian author and journalistic tool, Johnathan Kaye at the Washington Spy Museum event in 2013, during the Q&A session of his "debate" (so-called) up against Webster Tarpley - I stress the "so-called" aspect, since to call it debate implies some competitive desire to make the better case, to change minds and influence others to do so, all traceable back to at least a basic nominal desir...more »
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s new helicopter destroyer DDH183 Izumo is seen before its launching ceremony in Yokohama, south of Tokyo August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai *Peter Apps, Reuters*: *As U.S. influence in Asia falters, allies increasingly look to themselves* Three years after the Obama administration announced its “pivot to Asia,” American allies in the region are looking somewhat unconvinced. While no one disputes that managing China and its multiple neighborhood conflicts remains on Washington’s radar, this effort is often overshadowed by other priorities. In part...more »
Chinese Civil War. Clockwise from the top: Communist troops at the Battle of Siping, Muslim soldiers of the NRA, Mao Zedong in the 1930s, Chiang Kai-shek inspecting soldiers, CCP general Su Yu investigating the front field shortly before the Menglianggu Campaign. Wikipedia *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest.:* *Asia's 5 Most Lethal Wars of All Time* "Today, Asia is in one of its most peaceful periods in modern history...It hasn’t always been this way." Today, Asia is in one of its most peaceful periods in modern history. All current political posturing aside, Asia today is a peacefu...more »
Two people were killed and 15 were rushed to area hospitals early Monday evening when a circus tent collapsed at the Lancaster fairgrounds during a fierce thunderstorm, authorities said. State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan said the victims were “a... The post Storm Collapses Circus Tent in New Hampshire, 2 Dead and Many Injured appeared first on The Stream.
A third retraction — and a notice of concern — have emerged from the investigation into a husband and wife research team at the University of Toronto that found evidence of faked images and duplicated data. The problem, according to the latest retraction note for Sylvia Asa and Shereen Ezzat, in the Journal of Clinical Investigation: Portions of the […] The post Canadian researchers in legal battle over investigation object to third retraction appeared first on Retraction Watch.
Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) was born on midnight between 3rd and 4th August, 1805, to Sarah Hutton and Archibald Hamilton (a solicitor) in Dublin. The couple had 9 children. Statistics shows that in such multiplets with 9 components, the 4th oldest child has the highest chance to become a mathematical genius. And it was Hamilton's case, too. (Let me admit that the statistical conclusion largely depends on one entry, Hamilton's family itself LOL.) As a kid, he had to learn the simple things that almost everyone can learn. By his 7th birthday, he has mostly mastered Hebrew....more »
American prisoners captured in Ardennes in December 1944. Wikipedia *David Nye, Real Clear Defense/We Are The Mighty: **7 POWs Who Were Total Badasses after Being Taken Captive* *War prisoners are expected to just survive day-to-day. But some prisoners say screw that and find ways to make the prison easier for their peers and more frustrating for their enemies. * 1. A Navy officer saves his camp from both Japanese and U.S. attacks. Japanese in World War II considered surrender dishonorable and expected Americans to fight to the death. So, when they started taking American prisone...more »
The nation’s premier provider of abortions doesn’t want to be known for providing abortions. Planned Parenthood, embroiled in a scandal over secret videos capturing its cavalier dismemberment of unborn babies and sale of their body parts, insists that abortion is... The post Debunking the 3 Percent Dodge of Planned Parenthood Defenders appeared first on The Stream.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/taylormcgreal/voteyouout.html You have to wonder what planet Stephen Harper lives on. Yesterday, in Laval, he accused the entire NDP caucus of being a bunch of duds: "That group of NDP MPs in the last four years is the most inefficient, ineffective group we’ve ever seen," he said in French. "There is not one star among those members of the Quebec NDP caucus," he told his audience. Never mind that the majority of Quebec seats belong to the NDP. Scott Piatkowski, at *rabble.ca* writes: By "inefficient and ineffective," he presuma...more »
Photos by Sandra Rambler: Apache Stronghold at US Capitol San Carlos Apache Censored News Photo captions from top to bottom: On 7-21-2015: Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe are joined by other native tribes in the U.S. and Indigenous Peoples in their march with the Apache Stronghold to from Lafayette Park to the U.S. Capitol in their efforts to repeal the
*Who are the poachers*?The nominal purpose of *Operation Lock* and *Operation Stronghold* was to "stop poachers." But as the case of the 120-square-mile Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania demonstrates once again, it is usually the WWF which is paying the poachers. In the late 1950s, WWF founder-to-be Dr. *Bernard Grzimek* of the Frankfurt Zoo took an animal census in the Ngorongoro Crater, claiming to find that wildlife was disappearing. This Grzimek blamed on the Masai pastoralists, who herded their cattle across the area, but who rarely killed anything except the lions which attack...more »
*Chandra Lye, CTV Edmonton Published Monday, August 3, 2015 5:17PM MDT ** Last Updated Monday, August 3, 2015 6:19PM MDT* A day after a federal election was announced Stephen Harper had some strong comments about Alberta’s NDP government. “The first action is they’re unable to present a budget, they’ve risen the taxes – it’s a disaster, it’s a disaster, honestly, it’s been rejected by the populations,” he said in a French-language speech in Montreal. A political science expert said it was simply Harper’s attempt to attack the federal NDP. “The win of the NDP in Alberta has made...more »
*MP says to use anti-terror powers on Christian teachers who say gay marriage is ‘wrong’* New Extremism Disruption Orders should be applied on those who “teach” traditionalist Christian views about marriage in the classroom New banning orders intended to clamp down on hate preachers and terrorist propagandists should be used against Christian teachers who teach children that gay marriage is “wrong”, a Tory MP has argued. Mark Spencer called for those who use their position in the classroom to a teach traditionalist views on marriage to be subject to “Extremism Disruption Orders”...more »
I love murder mysteries. They are some of my favorite books, but I don't read a lot of them. Why? Most are poorly done. If I can guess who the murder is five pages in, I don't want to finish the mystery. If I get to the end of the book and the identity of the murder is a complete surprise out of left field and doesn't make sense, I probably won't read another by that author. I want to be surprised, but I want to be left bread crumbs, clues that make sense, so that I can investigate the crime along with the main character and come to the same conclusions. There aren't many series l...more »
*Joe Romm, a paid climate shill, is pumping out the hysteria again -- invoking morality, not science* *You would think it was the ravings of a madman or religious fanatic if you didn't know it is his bread and butter. It must feel strange for him to be quoting the Pope as an authority. He quotes no actual climate facts -- just the words of his fellow climate ravers. So let me quote some relevant facts: The "fossil" fuel era has been enormously beneficial. As CO2 levels have grown so has wealth and life expectancy. See the first chart below. Do we want to cut that back? We m...more »
Operation MYTH : The Lie of Hitler's Suicide and the Furherbunker Meme from Spike EP on Vimeo. *Hitler's personal Junkers Ju-290 landed at Barcelona on 16 April 1945, four days after the assassination of President Roosevelt by White Russian Fascist networks affiliated to Allen Dulles of the OSS Legation in Berne, who was in the final stages of negotiating the surrender of Nazi armies in Italy and the West.* An excerpt from the book *The Mind of Adolf Hitler : The Secret Wartime Report *by *Walter C. Langer* (*1943*) Basic Books Inc. - 1972, hard cover * "HITLER'S PROBABLE BEHAVI...more »
*Hitler's personal Junkers Ju-290 landed at Barcelona on 16 April 1945, four days after the assassination of President Roosevelt by White Russian Fascist networks affiliated to Allen Dulles of the OSS Legation in Berne, who was in the final stages of negotiating the surrender of Nazi armies in Italy and the West.* *HITLER'S PROBABLE BEHAVIOUR IN THE FUTURE* As the tide of battle turns against Hitler it may be well to consider very briefly the possibilities of his future behaviour and the effect that each would have on the German people as well as on ourselves. *1. Hitler may die o...more »
When Faiz Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari appeared before the federal government’s Periodic Review Board (PRB) last week, it was the Kuwaiti Guantanamo Bay detainee’s second hearing after being rejected for release last June. The multiple appearances in front of the PRB,... The post Gitmo Detainee and Possible Bin Laden Adviser Gets Rare Second Parole Hearing after Massive Lobbying Effort appeared first on The Stream.
Medicaid is inherently risky for fraud due to its massive size and bureaucratic complexity — and thanks in part to Obamacare the program is growing quickly, according to the investigative arm of Congress. Medicaid’s “size and diversity make it vulnerable to... The post GAO Report: Thanks in Part to Obamacare, Medicaid’s Size, Complexity Prompt Fraud, Duplication appeared first on The Stream.
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wild land blaze threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters.... The post Massive California Wildfire Jumps Containment Line appeared first on The Stream.
*Infographic - *Studies show that when you factor in all indirect expenses, such as healthcare, eating organic foods is more economical than buying conventional foods. The post Eating Organic vs Conventional Foods: Which Makes More Sense? appeared first on Waking Times.
*My friend and comrade Chris Spence of Newcastle-under-Lyme CLP attended the huge Jeremy Corbyn rally in Birmingham on Sunday, and has been kind enough to provide me with this report of the event.* Before I start I should make a little confession: I’m voting for Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership election and last week I volunteered to help with his campaign so I am far from an unbiased observer! The left’s man of the moment was rushed by car from an earlier event in Coventry (where around twice the venue’s capacity turned up to hear him speak) to address a huge, diverse crowd at the ...more »
*"Cats: How They Train US To Meet Their Needs"* by Eurekalert.com "Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that* they* are gods." - Christopher Hitchens "Anyone who has ever had cats knows how difficult it can be to get them to do anything they don't already want to do. But it seems that the house cats themselves have had distinctly less trouble...more »
*"Hurt? Go Ahead and Swear!"* by Sott.net "The next time you hammer your thumb, do what comes naturally: Swear. It won't sound pretty, but colorful expletives may help ease the pain, according to a study in an issue of 'NeuroReport,' a journal of neuroscience research. In even the most civilized cultures, people curse out of habit, to let off steam or to shock. Swearing is also a common response to physical pain. But can off-color language actually affect how much an injury hurts? To find out, researchers at Britain's Keele University asked 64 undergraduates to plunge a hand into a...more »
"Little Things Can Have Big Impact: Getting the Right Thing Done Right"by Russell Bishop "Here's a personal example of what happens if you don't know the value of what you are doing or why it matters. When I was growing up, my father owned a little two man machine shop. He was a tool and die maker and by all accounts did great work. He went bankrupt a couple of times, not because of lack of skill, but because of lack of business sense. That's where I enter in. Dad used to have me come to the shop on weekends to help get things done. Sometimes it was pretty simple work, like cleanin...more »
Republican presidential candidates gathered at Saint Anselm’s college in Manchester, N.H., Monday night for the Voters First Forum. The forum took place only days before the first national debate. Participants included Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey... The post What 14 Republican Presidential Candidates Said at New Hampshire Forum appeared first on The Stream.
Evening Tweets.... Greece..... *Guardian World* @guardianworld 3m 3 minutes ago *Greece* needs wide debt relief to avoid permanent depression, thinktank warns http://d.gu.com/BlHg79 *Indeed* @IndeedAU 6m 6 minutes ago How are job seekers reacting to the debt crisis in *Greece*? http:// indeedhi.re/1H6mh0S [image: Embedded image permalink] *Theodora Oikonomides* @IrateGreek 35m 35 minutes ago When Syrians flee to Lebanon/Jordan/Turkey they're refugees. But if they come to #*Greece* they're described as migrants. #*SpotTheDifference* *Nick Mal...more »
"The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in and keep step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent." – Charles Eliot Norton
*"We Hear you Knocking but You can't come in"* *A guest post by Pamela Mac Neil * We have a government, who, for the most part operates in secrecy along with a Prime Minister who rules from the sidelines. It is also obvious that his refusal to debate the other leaders on TV networks is because of their 10 million plus viewers. In short the Canadian majority. He and his regime operate more like a cult. Cult leaders and cult members also don't deal with the rest of society. Harpers hiding and secrecy is intentional, a strategy, used to get reelected no matter how removed he is from t...more »
*"Be Careful. Legal at State was worried about this yesterday—Genocide finding could commit USG to “do something”.* *Discussion Paper, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East/Africa Region, Department of Defense, May 1, 1994. Secret. * *Source: Freedom of Information Act release by Office of the Secretary of Defense * Samantha Power and the Revisionist History of Humanitarian Bombers from Spike EP on Vimeo. This event is brought to you by the United States Holocaust Museum (TM). *The Dallaire Genocide Fax: A Fabrication* *Facsimile from Maj. Gen. Ro...more »
— BETTY ROBISON — “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13) My new-found freedom... The post One Verse at a Time appeared first on The Stream.
An interesting article and one you should read in full here http://www.thecommentator.com/article/6017/lynton_crosby_s_poll_is_a_headache_for_cameron but one part struck me... 'Europe is no longer the toxic issue it used to be (if it ever was) or that the pro-establishment media and the metropolitan Left want it to be. It is a key concern for most voters, because it's tied to their concerns about immigration, which weighs more heavily as the public is inundated with the shambolic scenes in Calais and the refugee camp there, charmingly named, "The Jungle".' That is right on the m...more »
[image: Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM)]The U.S. Department of Defense announced that Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $66,371,639 fixed-price incentive contract with options to develop the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (Army-Navy). Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2017. Frank St. John, VP Tactical Missiles/Combat Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin said: On July 31, Lockheed Martin received a $66 million contract from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy to enter the Engineering and Manufac...more »
Much has been made about the 5 year limit on voting in Canadian elections for citizens living overseas. However, the bolded section below seems much more insidious. It strips me of my right to vote in this election because I simply cannot know the date upon which I shall return (without invention), nor I suspect do most Canadians living overseas, which are likely to be determined more by life
Sentence in LIBOR Manipulation Case Is 'One of the Harshest Penalties Meted Out Against a Banker Since the Financial Crisis' "A message needs to be sent to the world of banking," said UK Judge Jeremy Cooke on Monday as he handed down a 14-year sentence to former Citibank and UBS trader Tom Hayes, convicted in a London court on eight counts of conspiring to manipulate a global benchmark
[image: USS Virginia (SSN-774)]As it tries to get the most out of each of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. A new painting process that helps keep marine life from fouling the hulls is among dozens of innovations aimed at reducing the maintenance needs for attack submarines, which are coming out of service faster than they can be replaced. “They’re not very glamorous but they’re huge in terms of payback to the fleet,” said Navy Capt. Mike Stevens, a manager for the Virginia-class submarine program at Naval Sea Systems...more »
[image: Patriot system]The German government has said that there is no discussion of an early withdrawal of the German Patriot anti-aircraft missile defense batteries stationed in Turkey, as the German troops deployed in Turkey as part of a NATO mission to defend its border with Syria are related to the threat posed by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, rather than recent developments related to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). “We are not planning any withdrawal or early termination of the Patriots deployed in sout...more »
Production of the anti-tank missile Nag, a fire and forget missile developed to hit and destroy stationery or moving battle tanks will begin next year. Defense advisor to Raksha Mantri, G Satheesh Reddy told TOI that while the other missiles planned as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) had become a reality, in so far as Nag was concerned there had been some limitations related to technology. Those have now become overcome. The Nag missile will be go for production next year, Satheesh Reddy said. The other missiles Prithvi, Dhanush, the five versio...more »
A squadron of Russia’s MiG-31BM high-altitude interceptor fighter jets have conducted an unprecedented long-range night flight, performing multiple in-flight refueling and downing supersonic targets with live air-to-air missiles. Several newly-modernized MiG-31BM jets left their ‘Domna’ base aerodrome in the Transbaikal Region near the city of Chita, some 200km from the Chinese border and covered over 4,000km across Russia, finishing their trip at the Sokol airfield near the city of Perm, Urals Region, Russia’s Defense Ministry says in a press release. At a certain stage of the mi...more »
At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha. Most of the dead were civilians on the ground in the Idlib provincial town that fell to a coalition of Islamist insurgents in May. Scores were also injured, according to witnesses. There was no immediate reaction from the Syrian army. Read more
*Matt Cavanaugh, War On The Rocks:* *THE PAINFUL PRIVILEGE: WHY DEPLOYED SOLDIERS FEEL LIKE “THE WALKING DEAD”* My birthday is today, and it hurts. I’m a deployed Army officer, living a half marathon distance from the Demilitarized Zone in Korea and 6,000 miles from home (which may as well read “1,000,000”). Service is a privilege; deployed service is a painful privilege that grinds at the soldier’s soul like cancer corrodes the body. It’s the little things that wear you down, like the videophone calls that go wrong. We thought it would be nice to set up a “goodnight” for our 4-y...more »
[image: P-8A Poseidon]U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft experts are making plans to order 29 new Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australian military forces. Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., awarded a $358.9 million contract to the Boeing Co. in Seattle for long-lead items for nine Navy lot II P-8As; 16 Navy lot III P-8As; and four Royal Australian Air Force lot III P-8As. Long-lead items involve system components that require the longest time to build, which could delay overall system production if money isn't ...more »
[image: Crew moves about Gerald R. Ford ship]Hundreds of sailors assigned to the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier have now begun to live on the ship as the carrier enters its final stages of construction at Newport News Shipbuilding. About 240 mostly "junior sailors" moved aboard the Ford on Monday "and will be living full time on the ship," said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Sean Robertson, the ship's public affairs officer. Another 80-100 sailors will be on the Ford each night, as the crew works rotating 24-hour "duty" shifts aboard the ship, Robertson said. Read more
[image: Standard Missile-6]In a first-of-its-kind test, the U.S. Navy fired a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6, intercepting and destroying a short-range ballistic missile target at sea. The successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test proved a modified SM-6 can eliminate threat ballistic missiles in their final seconds of flight. "SM-6 is the only missile in the world that can do both anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense from sea," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "U.S. Navy commanders want both capability and flexibility to mee...more »
[image: LM2500 marine gas turbine]GE Marine reported Aug. 3 that it will provide eight LM2500 marine gas turbines to power the U.S. Navy’s DDG 121 and DDG 122 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. GE also received a five-year extension on its requirements contract for the DDG 51 program. “Once operational, these Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will be in service for some 30 years. GE Marine will be there alongside the U.S. Navy for the life of this program, providing support of the LM2500 gas turbines through continual infusion of advanced technologies,” said Brien Bolsinger, vice presiden...more »
The symbolic coincidences of life never cease to amaze me. Take, for example, Russia's recent Navy Day. The country paraded its maritime forces with great fanfare and firing of heavy guns in an attempt to convince the world that Russia's naval forces are making a rapid comeback. But during celebrations in Sevastopol, a ship-mounted missile exploded at launch and another in Baltiisk failed to leave its launch tube — with President Vladimir Putin himself looking on. That was a first. Of course, 10 years ago, Putin stood looking out in vain over the ocean expanse as an intercontinenta...more »
[image: K-159 SSN]Russian customs has for the last 10 months held in impound samples from a sunken nuclear submarine that Russian scientists sent to their Norwegian counterparts to confirm whether the wreck poses any radiological hazards, Norwegian media have reported. The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), which has participated in several joint missions with Russian authorities to determine whether the sunken K-159 Soviet-built nuclear submarine poses radiological hazards, has requested Norway’s Foreign Minister intervene to secure the samples. Norway’s Ministry of F...more »
[image: Collins class SSK]The Federal Government has detailed its plans to build $40 billion worth of new surface ships for the Navy in South Australia but the Prime Minister would not be drawn on where the service's next generation of submarines will be built. Tony Abbott announced the new surface ships would be built at Osborne in Adelaide on Tuesday. The Government will build a fleet of frigates at the ASC shipbuilding yard from 2020, and a further fleet of Offshore Combatant Vessels (OCV) from 2018, with the start dates for both projects brought forward. Read more
An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter operates on the USS Lassen during a July 30, 2015, training drill in the Philippine Sea. Thank you to Chief Aviation Mechanic Jesse Mommaerts for taking this photograph! The post Military Photo of the Day: August 4, 2015 appeared first on The Stream.
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue which is normally pretty non political, apart from Jeremy Hardy and the occasional gag, this week had a round asking for Daily Mail style headlines for news events, past and present. Quite funny, if not that original. I wonder if a future week's show will include A Guardian style headlines round, it could be just as funny, but not I suspect in the eyes of the BBC.
Guido Fawkes reports http://order-order.com/2015/08/03/andy-seven-eights-burnham about the intellectual colossus that is Andy Burnham, including that his nickname at school was "seven eights" because according to his mother 'He couldn't remember that seven eights are 56.' The report sourced from the Labour supporting Mirror also reports that: 'Before Ed Miliband chose Ed Balls as his Shadow Chancellor, he searched his Shadow Cabinet for an alternative. The FT famously revealed that Burnham was suggested for the job:"But Andy can't do maths," was Mr Miliband's lament.' If that'...more »
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters *Matt Schiavenza, The Atlantic:* *Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition Army in Syria* An attack on an American-funded military group epitomizes the Obama administration’s logistical and strategic failures in the war-torn country. Last week, the U.S. finally received some good news in Syria: After months of prevarication, Turkey announced that the American military could launch airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Syria from its base in Incir...more »
*NPR*: *Cheetos, Canned Foods, Deli Meat: How The U.S. Army Shapes Our Diet* Many of the foods that we chow down on every day were invented not for us, but for soldiers. Energy bars, canned goods, deli meats — all have military origins. Same goes for ready-to-eat guacamole and goldfish crackers. According to the new book, Combat-Ready Kitchen: How The U.S. Military Shapes The Way You Eat, many of the packaged, processed foods we find in today's supermarkets started out as science experiments in an Army laboratory. The foodstuffs themselves, or the processes that went into making t...more »
*PBS Newshour:* *How many ballistic missile submarines does the U.S. really need?* The Navy's formidable fleet of nuclear-armed submarines is approaching the end of its lifespan, and there’s growing debate over how many are needed and how to pay for them. Jamie McIntyre, national security correspondent for Al Jazeera America on special assignment for the NewsHour, got a rare behind-the-scenes look at one of the most powerful weapons ever built. *WNU Editor*: Does the U.S. have the money ($100 billion) to build 12 replacements for the Ohio submarine fleet .... and are these submari...more »
[image: DSC07512] *Small roads through the tea farms in Nantou: a pleasure.* The big confrontation occurred yesterday afternoon. TT reported: Talks between Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) and students over the curriculum controversy fell apart yesterday, with students storming out of a Ministry of Education (MOE)-sponsored forum in tears. “What in the world are these talks supposed to be?” Northern Taiwan Anti-Curriculum Changes Alliance convener Chu Chen (朱震) said. “What I see is a failure of education and a policy that has gradually moved away from the masses. The KMT had b...more »
*Task & Purpose:* *8 Big Changes That Have Improved Load-Bearing Combat Gear* Warfighting gear has dramatically improved over the past 15 years. It goes by many names: Deuce gear, TA-50, or 782 gear. Whatever the nickname, load-bearing equipment is some of the most important kit carried by infantry, special operations, and anyone else whose job is to fight on foot. Since the advent of modular lightweight load-carrying equipment and the accompanying pouch attachment ladder system in the late 1990s, the commercial and government gear market has rapidly grown, particularly since the ...more »
With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued... The post The Democrats Have a Trump Card appeared first on The Stream.
Someone should tell the mullahs in Tehran that there’s no way Hitler could have lost that war, if only he had had the Jews on his side. There’s more than a modicum of truth in the joke. Killing six million Jews... The post Why Iran is Obsessed with Jews (Hint: Same as Hitler) appeared first on The Stream.
The final version of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan does not include aid to existing nuclear power plants at risk of closing because they can’t compete with cheaper natural gas and renewables—a list that includes some of the nation’s most controversial reactors, including Indian Point and Three Mile Island. In the draft version, EPA had proposed allowing states to count 6 percent of existing nuclear generation toward their clean energy goals, a provision designed to rescue the 6 percent of nuclear capacity considered at risk. “On further consideration, we believe it is inappropri...more »
John Ibbitson has an interesting take on the birth of the current prime minister. Reading through it, I can't help but think of Harper's personality being identical to those of the assorted black-shirted school shooters in the US. Ostracised by choice or group-think from their peers, nursing a pathological grudge against them, directionless. A feeling of alienation that finally culminates in a
Losing your right to vote in your own country's election, when that country is Canada...there are no words. He's finally gone to the GG and picked his fight with the electorate. Those of you still with votes, please do your utmost to evict him "from office, right out of the country, and into the deep blue sea if possible."
Dmitry Peskov, left, and the Richard Mille RM 52-01 *Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg*: *Where Did Putin's Spokesman Get a $620,000 Watch?* Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for Russia's president, is known for a level of cynicism that sometimes surpasses even that of his boss, Vladimir Putin. Last weekend, though, Peskov inspired more soap opera than fear or loathing, as attention focused on his $600,000 watch and lavish wedding to a champion figure skater. Presidential press secretaries are celebrities regardless of the country whose leader they serve: "You're mentioned in talk shows an...more »
A radical pro-abortion minority of the Senate just voted to continue forcing you to fund Planned Parenthood’s abortion and baby harvesting business. A radical pro-abortion minority of the Senate just voted to continue forcing you to fund Planned Parenthood’s abortion... The post Meet the Senators Who Voted to Fund Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Harvesting Business appeared first on The Stream.
*Peter Van Buren, Real Clear World/Tom Dispatch:** The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed* Don't sweat the details of the July nuclear accord between the United States and Iran. What matters is that the calculus of power in the Middle East just changed in significant ways. Washington and Tehran announced their nuclear agreement on July 14th and yes, some of the details are still classified. Of course the Obama administration negotiated alongside China, Russia, Great Britain, France, and Germany, which means Iran and five other governments must approve the detailed 15...more »
*Trudeau only meant the question to apply to the three "amateur" candidates. But is there anyone in the GOP candidate "field" who has a plausible answer to this question? (Note: We're forgetting for the moment that they're such bad people.)* *by Ken* Howie wrote earlier today about the, er, "qualifications" of GOP "presidential candidate" Carly Fiorina -- as well as those of GOP "presidential front-runner" Donald Trump. So I couldn't help but throw in yesterday's *Doonesbury*. *DOONESBURY by G. B. Trudeau* [*Click to enlarge.*] But in my own mind, I can't shake the question ...more »
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"What surrounds the florid Rosette nebula? To better picture this area of the sky, the famous flowery emission nebula on the far right has been captured recently in a deep and dramatic wide field image that features several other sky highlights. Designated NGC 2237, the center of the Rosette nebula is populated by the bright blue stars of open cluster NGC 2244, whose winds and energetic light are evacuating the nebula's center. Below the famous flower, a symbol of Valentine's Day, is a column of dust and gas that appears like a rose's stem but extends hundreds of light years. *Click...more »
*"The Waking"* "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being dance from ear to ear. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. Of those so close beside me, which are you? God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there, And learn by going where I have to go. Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how? The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair; I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. Great Nature has another thing to do To you and me, so take the lively ...more »
*"Overachieving and Overreaching: A Sign of Imbalance"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "Sometimes when we don't feel good enough, we create imbalance by overachieving or needing to be the best at something. Overachievers are people who have achieved but still feel the need to do more, creating an imbalance in their lives. People who exhibit this behavior may be trying to compensate for feelings of insecurity and doubts about their worth. They may be chasing unresolved issues from their past into the present, or they might not be looking at their lives as a whole, but judging thems...more »
The first major debate between the Republican presidential candidates will only feature the 10 candidates polling the best in the five most recent polls that Fox News chooses. Second tier candidates will be invited to participate in a less high-profile... The post Who Will Make the First Presidential Debate Cut? appeared first on The Stream.
*“The Burden of Thinking”* by Chet Raymo “Let me speak for gray. Not black or white. Good or evil. Truth or falsity. Yes or no. Let me speak for maybe. Sort of. More or less. I think so. I am reluctant to speak for gray for fear of being considered wishy-washy. Indecisive. Unprincipled. But lately it seems as if we are surrounded on every side by zealots, and it's not a pretty sight. We are surrounded by people who are so certain of their Truth that they are willing to strap bombs to their chests and walk into crowded pizza parlors. Or fly airplanes into towers. Or bomb abortion cl...more »
*Kevin Sullivan, the Compass/Real Clear World:* *The Caliphate Inches Closer to Jordan* Rumors have been circulating in recent days that the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade -- a Syrian rebel group that gained notoriety in March 2013 when it kidnapped, and subsequently released, 21 Filipino UN workers -- is readying to declare its own emirate, or wilayat, in the Syrian city of Daraa, one of the group's strongholds. The word emirate evokes all kinds of images and assumptions, but the motivations behind Yarmouk's potential push for autonomy may be rooted in very terrestrial and parochial in...more »
*This fool has stepped in it now. May God have mercy on him.* *An excerpt from, "Clinton, Juppé, Erdoğan, Daesh and the PKK" by Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, August 3, 2015: * By one of those turn-arounds of which the Near East has the secret, Israël and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement in order to oppose President Erdoğan’s folly, and also, surreptitiously, to help the PKK, despite its Marxist identity. Furthermore, Israël has already contacted the traditional enemies of Turkey, Alexis Tsípras’ Greece, and Níkos Anastasiádis’ Cyprus. Let there be no mistake - Recep Tayy...more »
What is coming up now is balance. What is being felt here is essence. What is happening today is a return to center; the place from which manifestation begins. It is true that creation is a constant force. What we’ve come to appreciate is the ability to skew direction of that force with suggestion, with ideas, with systems, with advertising and primarily with emotion. Today we begin actual comprehension of our potential. This is not the same as understanding. Understanding is STANDING – UNDER. There is no one standing over you, giving you truth. You are beneath no system, n...more »
Taliban leader Mullah Omar. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons *Wall Street Journal:* *Taliban Leadership Rift Seeps Down to Fighters* Power struggle sows confusion in the field, raises concerns about potential defections to Islamic State KABUL—A power struggle has emerged within Afghanistan’s Taliban following the death of their supreme commander, causing confusion among foot soldiers and sowing fears that some might defect to Islamic State. Just a few people within the Taliban knew of Mullah Mohammad Omar’s death until it was revealed with certainty last week, first by the Afghan g...more »
CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8 A recently restored, historic peace boat arrived in San Diego, California Sunday to take part in the Veterans for Peace 30th Annual National Convention. The Golden Rule arrived at Shelter Island after traveling down the coast from Eureka. The boat is most famously known for being used as a tool to stop international nuclear weapons testing in 1958. Now, crew members hope the boat can have the same effect again. Over the next 10 years, the Golden Rule is scheduled to sail around the United States, passing along its message of ...more »
“I declare I will be a loyal citizen of the state of Israel,” reads the oath that must be sworn by all naturalized Israeli citizens. Increasingly, they are words being uttered by Palestinians. In East Jerusalem, which Israel captured from... The post Jerusalem Palestinians Seek Israeli Citizenship appeared first on The Stream.
A man holds up a sign as he and several thousand other protesters demonstrate during a rally apposing the nuclear deal with Iran in Times Square, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar *Robert Morgenthau, Reuters*: *Forgotten flaw in Iran nuclear deal: It lets killers go free* President Barack Obama has in good faith negotiated an agreement with Iran that would end a broad range of economic sanctions on Iran, in return for Iran’s promise to scale back its efforts to build a nuclear bomb. I believe that Congress’s support of the agreement would be a very serious mistake. I find persuasi...more »
*Caught wind of this ‘news’ early today. *This move has ZERO to do with supporting the alleged US trained rebels. *The expansion of air over flights has EVERYTHING to do with the US expanding the war on Syria- *That’s it. In a nutshell. The US has taken it’s illusory velvet glove off to begin striking Syria, harder, slaughtering more civilians then ever before. *Digression: The casualty count so far from US airstrikes sits at 459 claimed by Airwars, of course, that number is denied by the US and is likely too low anyway.* This growing air campaign was planned by the US & company...more »
Just prior to our Global Network conference in Kyoto, Japan a delegation of our folks went to Okinawa for a couple days to show solidarity with the protests (going on for more than 4,000 days) against the US construction of a new Marine base. The base at Henoko will include two aircraft runways that extend out into pristine Oura Bay that is home to precious coral and endangered sea mammals. There are multiple US military bases on Okinawa and the people (from the grassroots all the way up to town mayors and the governor of the island) are in a state of revolt demanding the bases ...more »
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty Monday as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him mercy. The decision clears... The post Colorado Theater Shooter’s Jury Keeps Execution as Option as Sentencing Advances appeared first on The Stream.
Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve... The post Who is Donald Trump Hiring? Foreign Workers appeared first on The Stream.
MOUNT ANGEL — Morning comes softly here. There are no cars, no sirens, no trash trucks, no dogs. Only a hundred chattering birds and the swish of a monk’s tunic. The air and earth are blue, and Mount Angel Abbey... The post Life Inside a Benedictine Abbey appeared first on The Stream.
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore was headed off the field during 2012 spring training when a Royals minor league coach approached him. “Dayton,” the coach said, “God asked me to tell you something.” “Sure, what do you have,... The post Royals GM: Character Key to Team’s Turnaround appeared first on The Stream.
The final lineup for Thursday’s debate is nearly set, as well as the five o’clock “pregame show” with the poorly performing candidates, and Mark Everson is objecting to the fact that he doesn’t seem to be included at all. In... The post Candidate Files Complaint Over Debate Exclusion appeared first on The Stream.
*Written by Grant G* Perplexed, not sure if Canada`s mainstream media believes the longest election campaign in Canadian history(11 weeks plus) is a historic chance to sell newspapers, sell advertising or even tell the journalistic truth, from what I have seen early on, you can forget about the media searching out truth.. To begin with the laughable premise mainstream media is flogging, that being this 11 week election campaign gives Stephen Harper`s team the edge, in both terms and the ability to silence third party advertisers warning of Harper`s past, present and probably f...more »
*Reuters*: *Special Report: State Department watered down human trafficking report* In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world’s worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn’t improved in Malaysia and Cuba. And in China, they found, things had grown worse. The State Department’s senior political staff saw it differently — and they prevailed. *MIDDLE EAST* U.S., allies stage 29 air strikes *against Islamic State: statement.* US begins armed *drone flights...more »
Religious freedom in America is under threat, and the battle is already in progress. For the most part, the burden of the struggle has been borne by Christians. America’s Jews, living safely behind the front lines, have paid little heed.... The post The Decline — and Fall? — of Religious Freedom in America appeared first on The Stream.
The Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service vowed in a Senate hearing this week that the federal agency will not strip Christian colleges and universities of their tax-exempt statuses should those institutions refuse to update school policies to be more... The post IRS Commissioner Vows Not to Target Christian Colleges Opposed to Gay Marriage ‘At This Time’ appeared first on The Stream.
Stop funding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s Catholic bishops told the Senate today. The attempt to de-fund the nation’s largest abortion provider failed late Monday afternoon, getting only 53 of the 60 votes it needed to proceed. Speaking for his peers, Sean Cardinal... The post Catholic Bishops to Senate: Stop Funding Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.
So instead of a free trade deal that takes tariffs of every item that comes into this country wholesale, this government is instead about to announce a deal whereby a 15% tax will be added to everything that comes in retail – onto everything you and I buy offshore. *The threshold for paying GST on foreign products bought online could be cut to $20 or even zero, **Prime Minister John Key says**.* You think back to John Key’s signature phrase of the election and in the absence of anything actually special to note you start to wonder ... is *this* the sort of thing he meant when he ...more »
Democratic Party political boss and throwback Chuck Schumer has no primary and no viable Republican opponent for reelection next year. So he has plenty of time to sit on the phone calling progressive donors and threatening them for backing Alan Grayson in his Democratic primary battle against Schumer's conservative puppet, New Dem/"ex"-Republican Patrick Murphy, who has just spent 3 years in Congress voting to back Boehner's and Wall Street's agenda. Almost everyone I know from the Democracy Alliance has gotten at least one slimy phone call from Schumer demanding they not back Gra...more »
DALLAS (AP) — Former college football television analyst Craig James on Monday filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage during a failed run for the U.S.... The post Ex-Broadcaster Sues Fox Sports, Says He Was Fired for Support of Traditional Marriage appeared first on The Stream.
The Washington Post has a new piece up tonight going after GOP presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham and accusing him of receiving “special treatment” while serving in the Air Force reserve. Special treatment that allegedly resulted in promotions Graham didn’t earn.... The post *Washington Post* Challenges Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Service in the Air Force Reserve appeared first on The Stream.
*The Guardian:** Nato reports surge in jet interceptions as Russia tensions increase* *In Europe, over the Aegean and in the Asia-Pacific region, interceptions are ‘almost routine’ but the sheer volume of incidents risks escalation.* World powers are reporting surges in airspace violations and instances where aircraft are scrambled to intercept foreign jets, amid a sharp rise in geopolitical tensions in Europe and Asia. Nato member aircraft were forced to conduct more than 500 scrambles over Europe in 2014 – a fourfold increase on the previous year. Nearly 85% of these were to in...more »
*UPI*: *Russia says security forces kill 14 Islamists in North Caucasus* *Jihadis from the North Caucasus region have pledged allegiance to Islamic State in recent months, making their way to fight in Syria and Iraq.* MOSCOW, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Russia's National Antiterror Committee (NAK) said security forces killed eight Islamic State militants Sunday, and six other Islamist rebels on Monday. Both incidents occurred in the Northern Caucasus region. "According to information available to the security services, the militants killed in [Sunday's] operation had recently pledged allegian...more »
First presidential candidates’ debate between GOP candidates Date: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 Time: 5 p.m. EDT Host: Fox News and Facebook Moderator: Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum Format: The undercard debate will feature presidential candidates not in the top 10... The post 2016 Presidential Debate Schedule: Dates, Times, Moderators and Topics appeared first on The Stream.
ERIC METAXAS (Breakpoint Radio) — Given all the grisly and disturbing news we’ve been getting about Planned Parenthood — which is the nation’s largest provider of abortion, and presumably, the body parts of unborn babies — would it surprise you... The post Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood and Racism appeared first on The Stream.
The post in my title is a about a letter obtained by WikiLeaks. It shows that Harper is preparing to sell Canada Post and CBC to private buyers - something that may be incorporated into the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership. And so we would lose the only reliable news agency in North America. And we will have just about all of our radio and TV to match the abysmal standards of the Irving press. Nor will it save money. These deals never do. Private ownership is more expensive for us because its only motive is profit. As well, we will lose even more as most of those profits escape our ...more »
*Photo:* Visitors walk past replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (R) and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles (L) at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul. (Jung Yeon-Je, AFP) *UPI:* *Report: North Korea supplying missiles to Yemen rebels* North Korea-made weapons are being traded in the Middle East despite heavy U.S. and U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang. SEOUL, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- South Korea intelligence said scud missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia in June were of North Korean origin. The missiles identified in the attacks against Saudi Arabia were the same as the S...more »
Saudi Arabia has been leading a series of airstrikes against the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi militants since March 26. Above, a Saudi soldier fired a mortar at the Saudi border with Yemen on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters *AFP:* *'Hundreds' of Gulf Arab troops enter Yemen's liberated Aden* Aden (AFP) - Hundreds of Gulf Arab troops from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen have entered the southern port of Aden, a military source told AFP on Monday. The source said the troops arrived in Yemen's second city on Sunday with tanks and armoured vehicles. He gave no furthe...more »
The time for kid gloves, political correctness and worrying about bruised feelings and "triggering" people is well and truly over. No more nicey nicey. No more sugar coating. No more mincing words. It's time for the cold harsh reality of what the fuck is going on right now. Tonight Lisa and I will be joined by Lily Earth and ohhhhhh boy! We have a lot to say. Tonights menu of topics will include Mind Control, "AI", Programming and Rituals, the use of auto suggestion and blatant programming by Hollywood, and ..... the Savior Meme. This will not be a lovey dovey, feel...more »
*Reuters:* *Pro-Hadi fighters, Houthis battle over Yemen's largest military base* Fighters loyal to Yemen's deposed president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by Saudi-led air strikes, battled Houthi forces inside the country's largest military base on Monday, pro-Hadi commanders said. They said the recapture of the al-Anad base would open the road north to the city of Taiz, where Iranian-allied Houthi militias have been locked in combat with local fighters siding with Hadi. *WNU Editor: *It looks like the Houthi rebels are now wanting peace talks .... *Yemen's Houthis ready for po...more »
Nothing in this article surprises me. The NUT like much of the British left, including the BBC, is irretrievably anti Israel. One line caught my eye though: 'Images in the pack's appendix feature a Palestinian child who has been "assaulted by settlers" and the video contains a reference to "Jews" as opposed to "Israelis"' Jews not Israelis, hmm they need Lyse Doucet to correct their 'mistranslation'. Original article here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11779570/Schools-teaching-pro-Palestinian-extremist-agenda.html
*Reuters:* *Chinese military paper warns a corrupt army does not win wars* The Chinese military's official newspaper warned on Sunday that a corrupt army would not win wars, three days after the government announced a former senior officer would be prosecuted for graft. Serving and retired Chinese military officers as well as state media have questioned whether China's armed forces are too corrupt to fight and win a war. President Xi Jinping has made weeding out corruption in the armed forces a top goal and several senior officers have been felled, including two of China's most s...more »
*“If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactio...more »
Big city police chiefs will meet in Washington on Monday to discuss how to deal with surging crime in the United States, especially homicides, organizers said. The meeting of Major Cities Chiefs Association is aimed at devising strategies and examining... The post U.S. Police Chiefs Meet to Discuss Crime Surge appeared first on The Stream.
*Video - *Here's a message about the greatest lie ever perpetrated and propagated is the lie of the persistent condensation trail. The post Why Most Jet Engines are Almost Incapable of Producing Condensation Trails appeared first on Waking Times.
More than one third — 35% — of the world’s top-ranked science journals that responded to a survey don’t have a retraction policy, according to a new study. And that’s a dramatic improvement over findings of a similar study a little more than a decade ago. For the new paper, “Retraction policies of top scientific […] The post At least one-third of top science journals lack a retraction policy — a big improvement appeared first on Retraction Watch.
Italian police on Monday arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code. Matteo Messina Denaro, 53, who has been... The post Italy Cracks Mafia ‘Sheep Code’ to Arrest Godfather’s Henchmen appeared first on The Stream.
*“Why It’s Not Time to Dance on Gold’s Grave”* by Bill Bonner PARIS – “Today, help comes from an unexpected direction – Alan Greenspan! After so many years of mumbly-dumbly gobbledygook and credit-pumping folderol (much of the blame for the credit crisis of 2008 can be sent to his inbox), we had forgotten about Greenspan’s earlier oeuvre. Yes… before he became a public servant he might have passed for an honest man. And his 1966 essay “Gold and Economic Freedom” is a classic. It helps explain how this credit bubble finally ends. (Thanks to Pater Tenebrarum at David Stockman’s Contr...more »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into... The post Senate Democrats Block Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood appeared first on The Stream.
Hillary Clinton late Friday afternoon released her 2007-2014 tax returns, showing that she and Bill reported $139.1 million in adjusted gross income, paid $43.9 million in taxes (a 31.6% tax rate), and made $15 million (10.8% of their AGI) of... The post Hillary Clinton: 99 Percent of Charitable Contributions Went to Her Foundation from 2007-2014 appeared first on The Stream.
In the "quantum foundations" category of blog posts, I have often discussed the thoroughly misguided and debunked *philosophical* misconceptions about the quantum character of reality – the opinion that the intrinsically probabilistic quantum mechanical framework is just an illusion that may be ignored and that a basically classical i.e. objective and/or deterministic set of laws of physics underlies all of reality. People who love to write or shout the nonsense that there is something incomplete if not embarrassing about quantum mechanics are deluded. They typically think that they...more »
Chris Christie had hoped to ride his patented loutish behavior to the Republican nomination. An advocate of violence and threats towards women teachers seemed to think he would come off as charming to the kind of people who found Jackie Gleason's 1950's era Ralph Kramden charming. (Note: Although *The Honeymooners* went as high as #2 in the ratings, it only lasted one year-- October 1, 1955 till September 22, 1956, 39 episodes-- before people grew sick of the misogyny-- "One of these days... POW!!! Right in the kisser!" and "BANG, ZOOM! Straight to the moon!"-- and of Kramden's b...mor
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