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Friday, September 11, 2015

11 Sept - Blogs I'm Following

Pent911 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The "Tribute in Light" memorial is i...The "Tribute in Light" memorial is in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The two towers of light are composed of two banks of high wattage spotlights that point straight up from a lot next to Ground Zero. This photo was taken from Liberty State Park, N.J., Sept. 11, the five-year anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Denise Gould) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: View of the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. (Image: US National Park Service ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Graphic. WTC impacts, Sept 11, 2001.English: Graphic. WTC impacts, Sept 11, 2001. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Expect More Tyranny and Thus More Kim Davises

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 14 minutes ago
[image: Kim Davis Mugshot Tyranny More - 900] Why do so many who castigate Kim Davis for flouting the law routinely cheer on President Obama for actions far more lawless and consequential? Why are those demonizing the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk so indifferent to the Supreme Court’s rank... more »

U.S. Worries About Terrorism And Islamic Fundamentalism Are Increasing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 minutes ago
Fifty-five percent of Americans say fundamentalist Islam is a critical threat. That's the highest percentage since after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (Chicago Council on Global Affairs) *Al.com*: *Americans' worries over Islamic fundamentalism reaches highest point since 9/11* Worries over fundamentalist Islam has reached its highest point since shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Chicago Council on Public Affairs. The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is fueling the concern, the poll found. More than half – 55... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Starwalkers"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 46 minutes ago
2002, "Starwalkers" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SovcBYRFIxw

Senate Candidates Who Can Save The Democratic Party From Schumerization

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 49 minutes ago
As "journalists" go, Josh Kraushaar is certainly well-known as a major Beltway asshole, but his headline writer at *National Journal* did a piss-poor job on a relatively (for him) decent article, despite a few ridiculous assertions on his part that his readers have come to expect. The head is Democrats' Identity Crisis." The subhead is better, though: "In a normal year, Democrats would clear the field for their favored candidates. But this year, some unconventional candidates are taking on their party establishment." When Schumer isn't trying to recruit a state legislator in New Y... more »

Did Osama Bin Laden Win?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Osama Bin Laden *Tom Engelhardt, Real Clear World/'Tom Dispatch: **Fourteen Years Later: Did Bin Laden Win?* Fourteen years later and do you even believe it? Did we actually live it? Are we still living it? And how improbable is that? Fourteen years of wars, interventions, assassinations, torture, kidnappings, black sites, the growth of the American national security state to monumental proportions, and the spread of Islamic extremism across much of the Greater Middle East and Africa. Fourteen years of astronomical expense, bombing campaigns galore, and a military-first foreign po... more »

Guts, God and Mystery: how the women and combat debate is all about emotion

Megan MacKenzie at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
War on the Rocks published an exceptionally written piece by Lieutenant General (ret.) Gregory Newbold called “What Tempers the Steel of an Infantry Unit” that has gone viral. Here, Newbold eloquently draws out an argument that has tended to only be implied- or lurking behind much of the debate on women in combat for decades. […]

Wendell Berry, "Circles of Our Lives"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Circles of Our Lives"* "Within the circles of our lives we dance the circles of the years, the circles of the seasons within the circles of the years, the cycles of the moon within the circles of the seasons, the circles of our reasons within the cycles of the moon. Again, again we come and go, changed, changing. Hands join, unjoin in love and fear, grief and joy. The circles turn, each giving into each, into all. Only music keeps us here, each by all the others held. In the hold of hands and eyes we turn in pairs, that joining joining each to all again. And then we turn aside, alone,... more »

Kumpulan Desain Kamar Mandi Anak Perempuan Terbaru 2016

Blogpangembanbonton at Yaya Blog's - 1 hour ago
Kumpulan Desain Kamar Mandi Anak Perempuan Terbaru 2016 - Untuk anda yang saat ini sudah berumah tangga dan mempunyai anak, pastinya anda sebagai orang tua mempunyai kewajiban untuk memberikan hunian atau rumah yang nyaman untuk ditinggali agar anak anak anda nyaman dan betah dirumah. Selain membuat rumah yang nyaman, anda juga dituntut untuk memberikan fasilitas yang ada di dalam rumah untuk

Remembering The Israeli Mossad Attacks On America This Day 14 Years Ago..... 9/11: Decade Of Deception Video

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
I got extremely busy today with work related issues.... I must apologize to my readership about my not being able to get much out today on this, the 14th anniversary of when the criminal state of Israel attacked America and killed some 3000 Americans in the process... It is amazing to me that now, 14 years after the fact, most Americans and most people around the world simply do not get it.... The attack on the World Trade Centre and of course the Pentagon was absolutely NOT by some "19 A-rabs using boxcutters" but was a carefully conceived and organized operation by the Israeli Mos... more »

College Students Blame Bush For Why America Was Attacked On 9/11

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Daily Caller:* *VIDEO: College Students Blame Bush, ‘Economics’ For 9/11 [VIDEO]* A new video released for Friday’s anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks shows that numerous college students appear to have an incredibly poor grasp of why 9/11 happened. The video, created by the conservative group Young America’s Foundation (YAF) and filmed at Virginia’s George Mason University, shows students expressing total confusion after being asked the question “Why was America attacked on 9/11?” *WNU Editor:* I do not know how the above video was done, but I did the same test on two high sch...more »

Last Known Living Search Dog From 9/11 Celebrates Her 16th Birthday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Last surviving rescue dog to work on 9/11 pulling survivors from the rubble is treated to a hero's welcome as she celebrates her 16th birthday by returning to New York* * Golden retriever Bretagne was among 100 dogs working at Ground Zero * Was her first rescue mission along with trainer and owner Denise Corliss * Pair worked 12 hour days with only four hours of sleep to find survivors * Ms Corliss said Bretagne provided emotional support during hard times * Duo returned to New York today to celebrate her 16th birthday When the Twin Towers came crashing down on to Manha... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Almost every object in the below photograph is a galaxy. The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known - it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars - just as our own Milky Way Galaxy does. Although nearby when compared to most other clusters, light from the Coma Cluster still takes hundreds of millions of years to reach us. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, the Coma Cluster is so big it takes light millions of years just to go from one side to the other! Most galaxies in Coma and other clusters are ell... more »

"Why Is There So Much Pain and Suffering?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Why Is There So Much Pain and Suffering?" By Fred Pauser "Mother Teresa said, “Suffering is a gift of God.” Well, it may be true that suffering tends to build character, but it also sometimes builds bitterness and criminals. In any case, we would naturally prefer to do without it, especially the extreme forms of it. We can derive much toward answering the question from a basic knowledge of the evolution of life. Ernst Mayr succinctly summed up the process of natural selection: “Natural selection is a two-step process: (1) variations produced, and (2) variations sorted, with the el... more »

Chet Raymo, "Silence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Silence"* by Chet Raymo "A gray, drizzily day. As I take my place in a quiet corner of the college Commons it is still dark. I open my laptop and there on the screen is the poem I was reading yesterday afternoon in the library, as I closed my laptop for the day: "Silence", by Billy Collins. These lines particularly resonate: "And there is the silence of this morning Which I have broken with my pen, A silence that had piled up all night Like snow falling in the darkness of the house- The silence before I wrote a word And the poorer silence now." When I was ... more »

9/11: Through the years

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Rick McKee/Augusta Chronicle (2013) *by Ken* I suppose we really need to take note of the day. And I think these guys can help us remember. (All of these cartoons should all be click-enlargeable. I think I've got the attributions and dates more or less right; apologies for any errors. Note that some of the links aren't to actual sources, but merely to other bloggers who've appropriated the cartoons.) On his blog, Chan Lowe, creator of our final cartoon tonight, from September 1, 2009, has this to say about it: We were deep into 2002, probably five or six months after 9/11, before... more »

This Hero Saved 2,700 Lives On 9/11 While Sacrificing His Own

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Never Yet Melted*: *13 Years Ago: Rick Rescorla Saved 2700 Lives* Born in Hayle, Cornwall, May 27, 1939, to a working-class family, Rescorla joined the British Army in 1957, serving three years in Cyprus. Still eager for adventure, after army service, Rescorla enlisted in the Northern Rhodesia Police. Ultimately finding few prospects for advancement in Britain or her few remaining colonies, Rescorla moved to the United States, and joined the US Army in 1963. After graduating from Officers’ Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1964, he was assigned as a platoon leader to B... more »

Back to School Advice

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago

Inside The Twin Towers On 9/11

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*From YouTube:* Aired on September 3, 2006 on The Discovery Channel 2007. Inside The Twin Towers. This film re-creates a minute-by-minute account of what happened inside the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Narrated by Terrence Stamp.

Catastrophic Riks in US Energy Infrastructure

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
USA Today reports on the possibility of cyber attacks taking down US electrical grids: Steve Reilly, “Records: Energy Department struck by cyber attacks,” USA Today, September 10, 2015, accessed September 11, 2015, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/09/09/cyber-attacks-doe-energy/71929786/ Attackers successfully compromised U.S. Department of Energy computer systems more than 150 times between 2010 and 2014, a review of federal records obtained by USA TODAY finds. Cyber attackers successfully compromised the security of U.S. Department of Energy computer systems more than 1... more »

James O'Brien gets shirty (again)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
There's been quite a lively Twitter spat today between *Newsnight*'s Ian Katz and Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski over the programme's coverage of the Saudi-led strikes against Iranian-backed Houthi fighters in Yemen. A report by Gabriel Gatehouse on last night's *Newsnight* assaulted the Saudis for their actions in Yemen, especially as regards civilian casualties. I saw that, and then saw Conservative MP Quentin Blunt lavishing praise for GG's report in the interview which immediately followed it. Mr Blunt's colleague, the pro-Saudi Mr Kawczynski, took a very different point o... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 11, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Pavel K. Baev and Jeremy Shapiro, Brookings*: *How Russia and America make the same mistakes in Syria* Russia’s apparent escalation in Syria is less dramatic than it seems, but it still represents another depressing development in the ongoing nightmare of the Syrian civil war. While it appears no Russian troops are engaged in fighting, the volume of military cargo delivered from Russia to Syria by sea and air has significantly increased in the last couple of weeks. President Putin did assert that it was “premature” to talk about direct Russian participation in the yet-to-be-built... more »

When your message is SHit

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
An expert will likely make it diareah

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina Thanks for stopping by.

"Knowing Nothing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so." - Josh Billings

Ben Carson Tours Ferguson, Calls for America to “De-Emphasize Race”

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson - 900] FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says America needs to “de-emphasize race” as a national issue. Carson accuses President Barack Obama of taking the nation backward on race by talking about it too much. The retired neurosurgeon... more »

Updates On Syria (9/11/15): Washington Is Still Propping Up ISIS And Moscow Is Still Propping Up Assad

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
Not much has changed in four and a half years since the war in Syria began. It is the same old story. The more interesting regional political and military developments are happening in Turkey where it looks like the delicate peace process between the state and the PKK is coming to an end. In the coming months and years, the increasingly erratic government of Turkey led by President Erdogan could get into an open alliance with ISIS terrorists and seek to draw the support of Sunni Muslims across the Middle East to their camp. Turkish leaders want to see ISIS take over Damascus and e... more »

9/11 – The Alarm Clock of Human Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Irwin Ozborne* - In the year 2015, less than half the people in America believe the official 9/11 Commission to be true. The post 9/11 – The Alarm Clock of Human Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Rick Perry Exiting 2016 GOP Presidential Race

AP/Steve Peoples at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 15: Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry greets visitors at the Iowa State Fair August 15, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. The visit is part of Perry's first campaign trip to Iowa since declaring he would seek the Republican nomination for president on August 13. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)] ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ended his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Friday, becoming the first major candidate of the 2016 campaign to give up on the White House. The longest-serving governo... more »

When the Cops Seize Your Stuff: Does Civil Asset Forfeiture Really Go too Far?

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: When the Cops Seize Your Stuff: Does Civil Asset Forfeiture Really Go too Far?] Oklahoma has been in the news lately over law enforcement seizing assets from people who were never eventually charged with a crime. In 12 counties, authorities seized $4 million in cash from 114 of these people over a five-year span.... more »

Still More ‘Scripture’ from Eric Metaxas’ #TrumpBible

The Editors at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump-900] Earlier today, The Stream linked to a hilarious piece our friend Eric Metaxas wrote for The New Yorker on what ‘scriptures’ one may find in a bible conceived by Donald Trump. Since publishing his now-viral #TrumpBible collection, Eric has “uncovered” even more... more »

Michigan Lawmaker Expelled After Botched Cover-Up of Affair

The Guardian at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Courser and Gamrat - 400] One socially conservative Michigan lawmaker was expelled from office and another resigned early Friday after they rocked the legislature with an extramarital affair and a botched attempt to conceal it with a fictional, sexually explicit email. Republican Representative Cindy Gamrat... Continue reading *“Michigan Lawmaker Expelled After Botched Cover-Up of Affair”* at *theguardian.com*.

World News Briefs -- September 11, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *87 people killed as crane crashes in Mecca's Grand Mosque* Saudi Arabia’s civil defence authority says almost 200 injured in preparations for annual Haj pilgrimage At least 87 people were killed and as many as 184 more were injured when a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday, the Saudi Arabian government has said. The country’s civil defence authority said on its Twitter account that rescue teams had been sent to the scene. The tweet said that the authority’s director general Suleiman al-Amr attended. *MIDDLE EAST* Exclu... more »

It Couldn't Happen To A Nicer Guy

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 7 hours ago
ipolitics.ca The wheels are falling off the Harper campaign bus. Michael Harris writes: No wonder Jenni Byrne is folding like a $3 dollar suitcase. Reform-style loons have broken out of their shallow graves and are once more shambling across the landscape. And how did Stephen “He’s Not Perfect” Harper react? By insisting the Conservative Party of Canada runs only the *best* candidates. Given the exploits of Jerry “The Urinator” Bance, Ryan “The Enforcer” Leef and “Sgt.” Sue MacDonell, it was an odd thing for him to say.... more »

“'Instruction Manuals' For Living: Lessons Of Discovery"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“'Instruction Manuals' For Living: Lessons Of Discovery"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "It can be overwhelming not knowing the way, but there is no proper way, it is what you do along the way that matters. Depending on what stage we are in our lives, we can sometimes feel like we ought to know more about who we are or how to live. We may even berate ourselves for making the same mistakes, or for just not “getting it,” whatever “it” may be. We wonder how our lives would be now, if only we had “known better.” During moments like these, it is important to remember that none of us a... more »

Pastor Claims He Died in a Horrific Car Wreck and Visited Heaven. He Says This is What He Saw.

The Blaze at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Don-Piper - 400] A pastor who claims that he died and visited heaven after a horrific car accident will see his riveting story head to theaters nationwide on Friday, telling The Church Boys podcast that he hopes the film will help people find... Continue reading *“Pastor Claims He Died in a Horrific Car Wreck and Visited Heaven. He Says This is What He Saw.”* at *theblaze.com*.

Above & Beyond vs Andy Moor - Air For Life

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
When you have a top quality tune, is a video needed?

Anna Holligan on Twitter

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Talking about Anna Holligan, she's a prolific BBC tweeter. Here are all the tweets she posted about the migrant crisis from 2-26 August (before she began actively reporting on the issue for the BBC). I think they reflect her present reporting:

6 Months Ago The Islamic State Threatened To Send 500,000 Migrants To Europe As A 'Psychological Weapon'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Bloody realisation: Four years after Gaddafi's chilling prophecy that the Mediterranean would become 'a sea of chaos' ISIS murdered 21 Egyptian Christians on a beach in Libya *WNU Editor*: A sobering and accurate Daily Mail article from 6 months ago .... *ISIS threatens to send 500,000 migrants to Europe as a 'psychological weapon' in chilling echo of Gaddafi's prophecy that the Mediterranean 'will become a sea of chaos'* (Daily Mail). It is also true that sadly .... Gaddafi did predict that this was going to happen before he was overthrown and killed .... *As Predicted: Overthrow... more »

Between Crackpot Republicans, Sold-Out Democrats And Lobbyists, Does Our Species Even Have A Chance?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
This week Hart Research released polling on how millennials in battleground states feel about the climate-change debate. Short version: Bye-bye, Ron Johnson, Rob Portman and Pat Toomey. "[T]oday’s Millennials accept the established science around climate change and see it as a serious problem and a threat." What is more, they are looking for a presidential candidate with a forward-looking vision to solving our country’s toughest economic problems--presenting clear potential for a candidate who has a bold plan around expanding clean, renewable energy to heighten their enthusiasm a... more »

Sept. 11: Big news pre-shrunk for you.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
It's a small story, almost lost on B5 near the end of the grandly titled “Canada and World” section of our newspaper. Its headline seems trite and boring “Pentagon expects “unvarnished' views” Ho-hum, and turn to the comics. Certainly, the news editor at Irving press didn't see much in it – thus the brief story and the meaningless headline. But this is very big. It seems U.S. intelligence officers are furious because political leaders at the highest level (the White House) have been lying about intelligence reports they have received. The reports have been that the war against ISIL ... more »

Monica Crowley On Hillary E-Mail Investigation: ‘This Is Not Some Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, This Is Barack Obama Taking Her Out’

Fox News at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Monica Crowley On Hillary E-Mail Investigation: 'This Is Not Some Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, This Is Barack Obama Taking Her Out'] Washington Times columnist and Fox News contributor, Monica Crowley, joined Kilmeade & Friends in studio to discuss the latest on Hillary Clinton's e-mail server, the ongoing feud between the Clintons and President Obama and why Monica believes Pres. Obama wants... Continue reading *“Monica Crowley On Hillary E-Mail Investigation: ‘This Is Not Some Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, This Is Barack Obama Taking Her Out’”* at *radio.foxnews.com*.

Hillary Clinton’s Long Road to ‘Sorry’ over Email Use

The New York Times at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton17 - 400] Hillary Rodham Clinton did not want to apologize. For months, when advisers or friends gently suggested she say she was sorry for using a private email address and server while at the State Department, Mrs. Clinton would reply that her... Continue reading *“Hillary Clinton’s Long Road to ‘Sorry’ over Email Use”* at *nytimes.com*.

The Glaring Omission from Sex Education

Peter Jon Mitchell at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: sex education__1441885889_70.119.142.63] Children in the Canadian Province of Ontario returned to school this week and a highly controversial sex education curriculum that brought parents out in a one-day protest across the province. They were objecting to their young children being taught in... more »

9/11: A Day of Giving Back

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: 9:11 Kings High School Habitat for Humanity - 400] On September 11, Americans reflect on the horrific attacks that happened on that date in 2001. We think of tragedy, but we also think of Americans coming together. First responders, communities, everyday Americans working together to help each other. That... more »

On The Anniversary Of 9/11 A Massive Crane Operated By The Bin Laden Family Has Collapsed On The Grand Mosque In Mecca Killing 87

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Carnage in Mecca: At least 87 people killed and 185 injured after giant crane 'operated by Bin Laden firm' collapses on Grand Mosque during freak lightning storm on anniversary of 9/11 attacks* * Upsetting pictures on social media show bodies strewn across floor after crane crashed straight through ceiling * Accident struck while millions of Muslims are in the holy city for annual hajj pilgrimage which starts later this month * Authorities had issued extreme weather warnings and earlier photos capture mosque being struck by lightning * Crane part of massive project to... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #89Extended Essence, Galactic Mating and The Lost Experiment

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
[9/3/15, 3:54:42 PM] AK/Bill/Terran: Can we pick up the thread with the EXTENDED ESSENCE? [9/3/15, 3:55:09 PM] DENICE: Yes -- I have about 40 minutes-- ask a specific and direct question [9/3/15, 3:56:29 PM] AK/Bill/Terran: I guess the original question I posed at first... an explanation about that side of the ESSENCEs we have not covered before. [9/3/15, 3:59:27 PM]*DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN. THE IDEA OF ESSENCE EXPANDING IS INDEED A COMPLICATED SUBJECT. WE TOLD YOU HOW AN ESSENCE IS CREATED. THE ESSENCE EXPANDS/GROWS WITH EXPERIENCE OVER AEONS. THE ESSENCE CAN THEN FORM A UNION/... more »

Women Indigenous Heart: Oak Flat Nov 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago

Study Shows 'Conspiracy Theory' Insult Losing Power

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Every totalitarian state in history: "Let us never tolerate alternative histories."* *Title: Study Shows 'Conspiracy Theory' Insult Losing Power - #NewWorldNextWeek. Source: corbettreport. Date Published: September 10, 2015.*

Saudi Arabia Refuses To Take In Syrian Refugees But Offers To Build 200 Mosques In Germany for Them

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Khadija Mosque in Berlin October 16, 2008. Reuters *IBTimes*: *Saudi Arabia: Won't Take Refugees But Ready to Build 200 Mosques in Germany for Syrians Fleeing the War* Amid growing international condemnation, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia now has come forward with a grand proposal that aims to build 200 mosques in German cities for Syrian refugees. Germany Daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, quoting a report in Lebanese newspaper Al Diyar, said that the Saudi monarchs, who have been criticised for doing nothing to help the Syrian refugees, have offered to build as many as 200 mosq... more »

No Grand Slam: Serena Williams Upset at U.S. Open

ESPN at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Serena Williams] Serena Williams’ pursuit of the calendar-year Grand Slam is over, as the 21-time major champion was defeated by unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. Open semifinals Friday. Continue reading *“No Grand Slam: Serena Williams Upset at U.S. Open”* at *espn.go.com*.

Saudi Arabia: Scores Killed in Mecca Mosque Crane Collapse

AP/Abdullah Al-Shihri & Adam Schreck at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, an area is cordoned off at the Grand Mosque in Mecca after a crane collapsed killing dozens, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. The accident happened as pilgrims from around the world converged on the city, Islam's holiest site, for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place this month. (Saudi Interior Ministry General Directorate of Civil Defense via AP)] RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A towering construction crane collapsed on Friday during a violent rainstorm in Saudi Arabia’s city of Mecca... more »

Joys, Struggles and Scare Tactics: On Down Syndrome and Abortion

The Witherspoon Institute at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: down syndrome - 400] It's tempting to make neat calculations based on what we know in the abstract about Down syndrome. But once an actual child enters into the equation -- with all of his strengths and foibles, quirks and habits -- we don't... Continue reading *“Joys, Struggles and Scare Tactics: On Down Syndrome and Abortion”* at *thepublicdiscourse.com*.

Why Our Child Started Doing Chores as Soon as He Could Walk

PJ Media/Brianna Sharbaugh at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Kids Doing Chores-400] As students across the country file back into their classrooms for the year, parents are following suit and firming up on routines, chores and household responsibilities. Summer's leisurely days are gone, as American families are officially back to the grindstone.... Continue reading *“Why Our Child Started Doing Chores as Soon as He Could Walk”* at *pjmedia.com*.

Stephen Colbert Gets Basic Economics Lesson from Uber CEO

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: The Late Show - 410] Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks about how Uber has changed the taxi industry and what the future holds for the company. Continue reading *“Stephen Colbert Gets Basic Economics Lesson from Uber CEO”* at *youtube.com*.

Selected images

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
As Melanie Phillips point out in the article Sue links to (above), the UN estimates that 70 per cent of the incoming tide of migrants and refugees are the moment are young men. As we've note before though, this *isn't* the impression a BBC viewer would get from many BBC reports. Take the report on tonight's BBC One *News at Six. *I've screengrabbed every 'scene' depicting migrants. Firstly, here are the three scenes from the sections where Anna Holligan was reporting either 'live' or 'as live' (the second one comes when the camera panned towards her as she began to speak. You ... more »

EU Migration Crisis -- September 11, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Europe should expect 'millions and millions' more refugees from Syria as war has created a 'living hell', warns UN director as half the country has been uprooted* * The UN's Peter Salama warns Europe can expect 'millions' more refugees * He said the civil war in Syria has turned the country into a 'living hell' * The huge displacement caused by the conflict will lead to more refugees * Half of the country's population has been uprooted or killed since 2011 Europe can expect millions more refugees to flood in from Syria as the war between Bashar al-Assad and rebel group... more »

Kumpulan Desain Kamar Tidur Angry Birds Terbaru di 2016

tegar sakti at Yaya Blog's - 10 hours ago
Desain Kamar Tidur Angry Birds - Angry Birds adalah salah satu permainan sangat menarik yg dibuat oleh salah satu Perusahaan Games terbesar di Amerika dan sdh menghasilkan banyak sekali keuntungan finansial bagi perusahaan tersebut karena Permainan Angry Birds memiliki banyak sekali penggemar yg sdh mendownload di Desktop maupun Aplikasi Smartphone android. Di Indonesia sendiri sdh merupakan

Are Democratic Insiders Really Looking for a "Plan B" Candidate?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Pat Leahy and Gov. Dean meet with a local Vermont store manager in 1993 | Rick Russell/ Vermont Standard (source)* *by Gaius Publius* I've been seeing articles about a Biden bubble, or bulge in interest, as an alternative to Hillary Clinton for a while, and figured they were Biden-driven — the Biden-friendly people in the press helping out a chum. I also figured that the "anyone but Bernie" strain among Democratic insiders was strong; after all, why protect Clinton by having so few debates — with one of them (ready?) scheduled on the Sunday before ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

The Economy: "A Worrying Development for Stock Market Bulls"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"A Worrying Development for Stock Market Bulls"* by Bill Bonner GUALFIN, Argentina – "We are delighted with all the back talk we got from our Diary on the absurdity of the “living wage.” The responses were lively… and entertaining. We laughed. We cried. Many people thought that we had given priests too much money… and prostitutes not enough. We could go either way on that. Still, we got no complaints from prostitutes, but many from doctors. They wrote in to tell us how hard they worked and how outraged they would be if they earned less than nurses. They may not have noticed how fa... more »

9/11 in Images: Then and Now

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: NYC Firefighters raising the flag on September 11th, 2001 and Port Authority Police officer prepares to present an American flag that survived the terrorist attacks] On a bright Tuesday morning, 14 years ago today, America’s calm and complacency was shattered by the catastrophic terror attack launched against our nation by Islamic extremists. A look at 9/11 in images: Then and Now. The Statue of Liberty... more »


Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago

Russia Sends Advanced Air Defences To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Russia sending advanced air defences to Syria: sources* Moscow is sending an advanced anti-aircraft missile system to Syria, two Western officials and a Russian source said, as part of what the West believes is stepped-up military support for embattled President Bashar al-Assad. The Western officials said the SA-22 system would be operated by Russian troops, rather than Syrians. It was on its way to Syria but had not yet arrived. "This system is the advanced version used by Russia and it's meant to be operated by Russians in Syria," said one of the sources, a Western ... more »

“The Laughing Face Of Madness: How 9/11 Was Done”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true. It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gu... more »

Stabbing Suspect Shot at Washington’s Union Station

AP/JESSICA GRESKO at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Union Station-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A security guard shot a man who stabbed a woman inside Union Station on Friday, the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, District of Columbia police said. The guard saw the man stabbing the woman and chased... more »

Eric Metaxas: A Few More Trumpbible Verses

The New Yorker at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: TrumpBible verses - 400] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was TERRIFIC. And also HUUUUGE. #TrumpBible And Jesus went out into the desert. But he should've invested in hotels there. I mean, I'm killing it in Vegas. A LOT of money.... Continue reading *“Eric Metaxas: A Few More Trumpbible Verses”* at *newyorker.com*.

Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions Followed by Increase in Extreme Violence

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Does the taking of psychotropic drugs contribute to mass murders? The post Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions Followed by Increase in Extreme Violence appeared first on Waking Times.

Female cartoonist could have 12 year prison term extended for shaking her lawyer's hand per The Independent

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
'An Iranian artist currently serving more than 12 years in prison for criticising the government now faces further charges of "indecency" for allegedly shaking her male lawyer's hand. Amnesty International reports that Atena Farghadani, 29, who was jailed after she depicted Iranian government officials as monkeys and goats in a satirical cartoon, may face a longer sentence amid claims over the handshake. Charges of an "illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery" have been brought against Farghadani and her lawyer Mohammad Moghimi amid allegations he visited her in jail an... more »

Caffe swimwear show - Rule 5 Friday - NSFW

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Something for the weekend?

Reactor Buildings at Daiichi Withstand Typhoon

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
More highly contaminated water rushes into the Pacific Ocean: Fukushima leaks radioactive water after Typhoon Etau busts drainage system RT (10 Sep, 2015 19:37Edited time: 10 Sep, 2015 19:47). Available: h ttp://www.rt.com/news/314973-fukushima-typhoon-etau-japan/ [Excerpted] Flooding from Typhoon Etau has caused new leaks of contaminated water to flow from the Fukushima nuclear power station into the ocean. The incident came after a rush of water overwhelmed the site’s drainage pumps. Typhoon Etau brought lashing rains, floods and storm winds to Japan. Tens of thousands of Japane... more »

U.S. Marine Killed, 6 in Critical Condition after Accident

AP/JULIE WATSON at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Soldier salutes flag] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Six of 18 Marines injured in a rollover accident were listed in critical condition Friday, a day after the multi-ton truck carrying them flipped on a paved two-lane road at Camp Pendleton, killing one Marine. Eight... more »

Half Of Syria's Population Is Displaced

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN:* *War has forced half of Syrians from their homes. Here's where they've gone.* Imagine every man, woman and child leaving home in 29 states, mostly in the U.S. West and Midwest. That's everyone west of Ohio and Kentucky and north of Texas, all the way to California. The 158 million people in those states make up the same share of the U.S. population -- 49% -- as the proportion of Syrians that have fled carnage there. The war in Syria is so hellish and unrelenting that more people have left that country than any other in recent years. One of every five displaced persons in ... more »

Fear Reinforcement- Lavrov “unintended incidences’ Russian Naval Exercises & Circular Narratives

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Booga Booga, be afraid*- Lavrov has uttered two words which are being quoted out of context to induce fear..*..“unintended incidences” * *Why would the media choose those two words to regurgitate in headline after headline?* I suspect it's because those two out of context words fit in very nicely with the propaganda that has been making the rounds for nearly two weeks now. I am of course referring to the claims of *massive Russian build up, boots on the ground and "Dirty War forces to Syria"* Hand in glove, I would say. *BTW: Look what the National Post is passing off as credible ... more »

Last Known Living 9/11 Rescue Dog Honored with Dream Day

BarkPost at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Search and Rescue - 400] As members of Texas Task Force 1, Bretagne and her mom/handler Denise Corliss had an intense first deployment. They joined nearly 100 other search and rescue dogs to find and save people trapped in the rubble of the World Trade... Continue reading *“Last Known Living 9/11 Rescue Dog Honored with Dream Day”* at *barkpost.com*.

Burundi Army Chief Survives Assassination Attempt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Voice of America:* *Burundi Army Chief Survives Attack* Officials in Burundi say the head of the army has survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Bujumbura. A witness and a police source say men in military fatigues fired on General Prime Niyongabo as he traveled in a convoy Friday. The general is reportedly unharmed. The French news agency reports seven people were killed in a resulting clash, including four bodyguards, two attackers and a female police officer. Security forces have cordoned off the area of the attack. *More News On Burundi Army Chief Surviving An Ass... more »

‘Captain America’ Illustrator Makes Special Gift for Fallen Deputy’s Son

KPRC-TV at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Captain America-400] The story of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth’s young son Ryan wearing a Captain America shirt to his father’s funeral and his father being buried in one to match has touched hearts across the country. The deputy, who was killed... Continue reading *“‘Captain America’ Illustrator Makes Special Gift for Fallen Deputy’s Son”* at *m.click2houston.com*.

I stole all the codks

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 13 hours ago
It was pretty weird be assured but I sole all the cocks it came like a dream to me and there I was in a cock free Havana

U.S. Official: Islamic State Making And Using Chemical Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *BBC:* *US official: 'IS making and using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria'* There is a growing belief within the US government that the Islamic State militant group is making and using crude chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, a US official has told the BBC. The US has identified at least four occasions on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border where IS has used mustard agents, the official said. The official said the chemical was being used in powder form. A BBC team on the Turkey-Syria border has seen evidence backing these claims. *M... more »

9/11 - 14 years on - "Hey! Let's Get Rid of The Sims!!!"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*"2001 Lies"* *poster by gc* Today is the most important day on the Truth Blogger's calendar. It's the day we commemorate and reflect on the event that took us to the place we're at today--fighting the shadow criminals who are attempting to destroy our planet and humanity as we know it. When I woke up this morning the above poster was in my imagination...I just put felt pen to paper and captured it as it was in my mind. It's very crude and elementary, I know...just like the crude and elementary (full of glaring "tells') event itself. There's a new video out that very effectively ca... more »

temporal good time

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Yes in that respect I am your cruise director

FLUNKING THE SATs: No faulty comparison left behind!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015Part 4—Rising scores on the SAT and the ACT:* Are seniors in American high schools doing less well in reading and math? In theory, that’s an important question. In theory, we the people want to know the answer. In theory, our journalists and “educational experts” are trying to help us get answers to questions like that. In practice, things are quite different. In reality, no one gives a flying fig about questions like that, except to the extent that such questions can be used to advance prevailing narratives and agendas. On the front page of last Thursd... more »

Researchers call for retraction of NEJM paper showing dangers of e-cigarettes

Emily Willingham at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Researchers and advocates are calling for the retraction of a 2015 letter in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggested that e-cigarettes are as harmful – if not more than – traditional cigarettes. The NEJM paper reported that e-cigarettes expose smokers to significant amounts of formaldehyde, which the authors calculated could raise lifetime cancer […] The post Researchers call for retraction of NEJM paper showing dangers of e-cigarettes appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Saudi Arabia Offers to Build 200 New Mosques in Germany

The Independent at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Al Aqsa Mosque-300] Saudi Arabia has reportedly responded to the growing number of people fleeing the Middle East for western Europe - by offering to build 200 mosques in Germany. Syria's richer Gulf neighbours have been accused of not doing their fair share... Continue reading *“Saudi Arabia Offers to Build 200 New Mosques in Germany”* at *independent.co.uk*.

Israel Asks for More Help in Fight Against Militant Islam

The Express at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Islamic Militants] Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu today claimed the Middle East is "disintegrating" due to militant Islam and the threat posed by Iran. Arriving in Downing Street for talks with Prime Minister David Cameron, Mr. Netanyahu stated his belief that Israel... Continue reading *“Israel Asks for More Help in Fight Against Militant Islam”* at *express.co.uk*.

Elon Musk Wants to Nuke Mars

USA Today at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Elon Musk-400] Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk acknowledges Mars would be an inhospitable place to live at the moment, but says it can be made more Earth-like. All it takes is the Mars equivalent of global warming or, if you’re in... Continue reading *“Elon Musk Wants to Nuke Mars”* at *usatoday.com*.

When Progressive Policies Cause Creative Destruction

The Federalist/Ben Weingarten at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: progressive] What if Progressive policies actually spurred innovation and increased productivity? What if, in so doing, the end result will be displacing the very constituents on which progressives most rely? If you read The Transom avidly, as I do, you will note... Continue reading *“When Progressive Policies Cause Creative Destruction”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Looking for Calvin Coolidge

The American Conservative/Gracy Olmstead at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: calvin coolidge] I'm currently reading Garland Tucker's book Conservative Heroes--recently reviewed for TAC by Thomas Woods--and happened upon this interesting thought in the chapter on Calvin Coolidge's conservative legacy: Coolidge began his political career in the waning days of Lord Salisbury's career and developed a philosophy... Continue reading *“Looking for Calvin Coolidge”* at *theamericanconservative.com*.

Expel People Who Demand Trigger Warnings

The Federalist/Mytheos Holt at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Facebook depression - iStock_000025515624_medium] Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and Foundation for Individual Rights in Education President Greg Lukianoff recently wrote a tour de force of an article entitled, "The Coddling of the American Mind." In response, Maddy Myers of The Mary Sue wrote an article... Continue reading *“Expel People Who Demand Trigger Warnings”* at *thefederalist.com*.

How Christians Can Evaluate Religious Liberty Objections

The Gospel Coalition/Russell Moore & Joe Carter at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: religious freedom] Why should you care if a Sikh isn't allowed to carry his ceremonial dagger into the workplace? What difference does it make if a Muslim woman cannot wear a headscarf to school? Even before the founding of America, Christians were... Continue reading *“How Christians Can Evaluate Religious Liberty Objections”* at *thegospelcoalition.org*.

What You Should Know about the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Acton Institute/Joe Carter at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: In this photo provided by the Swedish Coast Guard, migrants are boarding the ship Poseidon after being spotted in a fishing boat off the Libyan coast Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The Swedish ship Poseidon rescued 439 survivors aboard a wooden ship, discovering in the hull the corpses of 51 migrants who died, probably of asphyxiation, making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing in hopes of reaching Europe. (Swedish Coast Guard via AP Photo) MANDATORY CREDIT] What is the Syria refugee crisis? For the past four years, Syria has been in a civil war that has forced 11 million people-... more »

Displaced Cast Member: How Disney Replaced Us with Foreigners

Breitbart at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Displaced Disney Cast Member: How They Replaced Me, Other Americans, With Cheap Foreigners on H1B Visas] As a patriotic and proud citizen of the United States, I have a story to share that has not only impacted my family, hundreds of colleagues, but also current and future United States workers. I used to have a dream... Continue reading *“Displaced Cast Member: How Disney Replaced Us with Foreigners”* at *breitbart.com*.

What Tolkien Can Teach Us about Love and Family

Acculturated/Mark Judge at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: tolkien] My parents did everything to create for us a word of love, from the schools they sent us to and the trips they took us on to see the world, from the art they inspired us to experience to the... Continue reading *“What Tolkien Can Teach Us about Love and Family”* at *acculturated.com*.

It Takes a College Newspaper to Tell the Real Story Behind Relay Plot

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Congratulations to the University of Memphis' *Daily Helmsman* for covering this important story. Also see here and here for background: Can Relay Graduate School of Education produce quality educators after a one-year teaching residency in one of Memphis’ charter schools? The University of Memphis is reconsidering this question after faculty senate members have asked university president David M. Rudd to reevaluate the potential impact of a proposed partnership between the university, Relay, and Shelby County Schools/ Achievement School District. The proposed program is drawing co... more »

The Invisible hand

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
The invisible hand it strokes me all night long and that's the reason I wake with an overriding erection always starting the day hard it explains some things For example the belief of some economists in the invisible hand touching markets to change supply and demand Capitalism is a big hard on well funded ejaculate of nonsense guided by the invisible hand and we are so touched by that wand we are hard on life


Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
*AK NOTE: Skype handles month/day dates differently for European skype and US skype. Just swap the 11 an 9 where needed -AK * [9/11/15, 4:30:41 PM] *SKYe MACLEOD: On 11/09/2015, at 15:20, Denice wrote:* *> https://www.intellihub.com/alert-air-traffic-collision-warning-systems-locators-down-off-east-coast-and-5-states-until-oct-1/* *SKYe MACLEOD: With regard to the link above... Now all 'former colonists' are 'merged' I see the focus being on placed on the Earthsphere. Are there people/groups here working with you to sort out 'things' lol.... whatever needs to be sorted out to mak... more »

Why the Bioethics Profession Isn’t Condemning Planned Parenthood

The Weekly Standard/Wesley J. Smith at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Baby for sale - 400] Drazen's editorial is one small example of how highly ideological our medical intelligentsia has become--and how increasingly enthusiastic about morally questionable practices. To understand why this might be--why venerable journals like the NEJM are supportive of controversial policy agendas such... Continue reading *“Why the Bioethics Profession Isn’t Condemning Planned Parenthood”* at *weeklystandard.com*.

Glenn Beck: Grow Up, Trump!

The Hill at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 09: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a rally against the Iran nuclear deal on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol September 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people gathered for the rally, organized by the Tea Party Patriots, which featured conservative pundits and politicians. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)] Radio host Glenn Beck slammed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, saying he is more concerned about the Iran nuclear deal than the businessman's "third-grade politics." "I'm telling you, de... more »

Man Charged in Plot to Bomb Missouri 9/11 Memorial

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Kansas City-900] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man posed online as an Australia resident and tried to help plan an attack on a 9/11 memorial in Missouri by providing details on how to build a bomb with a pressure cooker and... more »

Study: Survival Rate Among Preemie Babies on Upswing

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: premature babies preemies__1441973455_70.119.142.63] Babies born prematurely have a higher survival rate than 20 years ago, a study released on Tuesday found. The findings of the extensive research study, titled "Trends in Care Practices, Morbidity, and Mortality of Extremely Preterm Neonates, 1993-2012," were published in... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #86Atlantis Crystals Foundand the Nature of the Veil of Consciousness

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
[8/22/15, 11:05:51 PM] *SKYe MACLOUD: Tonight's pipes in the square and then dancing* [8/22/15, 11:06:09 PM] *SKYe MACLOUD: SCOTLAND THE BRAVE* [8/22/15, 11:06:40 PM] *SKYe MACLOUD: Image* [8/22/15, 11:10:59 PM] *AK/Bill/Terran: We've been downing the local Aosta liquors... with some of the liveliest Italians..... so much fun!* [8/22/15, 11:12:44 PM] *lisa shannon: FUN - YES (happy) (joy) (inlove)* [8/22/15, 11:15:11 PM] *AK/Bill/Terran: I LOVE YOU LISA!!*! [8/22/15, 11:15:13 PM] *AK/Bill/Terran: *(h) [8/22/15, 11:15:16 PM] *lisa shannon: SKYe - I LOVE the pipes and dancers a... more »

Head of U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency: Iraq And Syria May Not Survive As States

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*DIA Photo:* Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart *Navy Times/AP*: *DIA chief: Iraq and Syria may not survive as states* WASHINGTON — Iraq and Syria may have been permanently torn asunder by war and sectarian tensions, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said Thursday in a frank assessment that is at odds with Obama administration policy. "I'm having a tough time seeing it come back together," Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart told an industry conference, speaking of Iraq and Syria, both of which have seen large chunks territory seized by the Islamic State. On Iraq, Stewart said he is "wrestli... more »

harper Hires Lynton Crosby: the rat will go down snarling

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 14 hours ago
In yesterday's post, I didn't want to give the impression that I think that harper has given up on winning the election. If he had, he wouldn't have sent Jenni Byrne back to Ottawa. If he really thought it was over and he thought it was all Jenni Byrne's fault, he would have said; "Sure. Stick around. Why not? What does it matter?" Instead, the idiot thinks that the sinking economy, the Duffy, Carson, Brazeau, Wallin scandals, the national revulsion at the harpercons' refugee policies, and the embarrassments caused by public outbursts of their shit-headed fans and shit-headed candi... more »

Revolting Stuff at the Grey Lady

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
If you've been following the readers' comment sections of the *New York Times* lately, particularly those on the Public Editor's page, you'll have noticed a mass outpouring of complaints critical of the paper's Bernie Sanders coverage. It's the closest thing I've ever seen to a spontaneous intellectual revolt against a major newspaper by the reading public. The reader complaints are essentially twofold: the *Times *coverage of the Sanders campaign, compared to that of Trump and Clinton and Bush, has been scanty, buried deep within the inner pages of the newspaper; and, that the rare... more »

SHOCK: College Students Have NO IDEA About 9/11, Blame Bush, ‘Economics’

Blake Neff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: 9-11 - 900] A new video released for Friday's anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks shows that numerous college students appear to have an incredibly poor grasp of why 9/11 happened. The video, created by the conservative group Young America's Foundation (YAF) and filmed at... more »

An Interactive Timeline of 73 Islamist Terror Plots Since 9/11

The Daily Signal at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: world trade center] This page is The Heritage Foundation's compilation of all Islamist terror plots and attacks against the U.S. homeland since 9/11 according to publicly available records. The list does not include activities that are merely linked to terrorism, such as traveling... Continue reading *“An Interactive Timeline of 73 Islamist Terror Plots Since 9/11”* at *dailysignal.com*.

The Uncommon School

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
In mid-19th Century, a radical idea by a tireless school reformer named Horace Mann took hold: publicly funded schools that would provide a quality school and teaching staff for the well-to-do, the working poor, and everyone in between. That's what would be common about it. For most of the next 150 years, our nation and states worked toward trying to realize that democratic vision, with varying levels of commitment and enthusiasm. It wasn't until near the end of the 20th Century that another, quite different education concept became popular among billionaire philanthropists and th... more »

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Warns Of 'Incidents' Between U.S. And Russian Military In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Sergei Karpukhin *Reuters*: *Russia tells Washington: talk to us over Syria or risk 'unintended incidents'* Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday coordination was needed between Russia's military and the Pentagon to avoid "unintended incidents" around Syria, where both countries have a military presence. Lavrov said Russia would continue to supply weapons to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to help the Syrian armed forces fight against Islamic State militants. He told a news conference Russia was conducting military exercises... more »

Naturalness is fuzzy, subjective, model-dependent, and uncertain, too

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
In an ordinary non-supersymmetric model of particle physics such as the Standard Model, the masses of (especially) scalar particles are "unprotected" which is why they "love" to be corrected by pretty much any corrections that offer their services. For example, if you interpret the Standard Model as an effective theory approximating a better but non-supersymmetric theory that works up to the GUT scale or Planck scale, fifteen orders of magnitude above the Higgs mass, there will be assorted loop diagrams that contribute to the observable mass of the Higgs boson.\[ m_h^2 = \dots + 3... more »

CDC: Falsified data did not affect C. diff results

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Despite the fact that a former employee of the Oregon Health Authority falsified 56 case reports that were included in a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a re-analysis has found that the results of the report remain valid. The report included information about 10,342 cases of potentially deadly infections due to Clostridium difficile, […] The post CDC: Falsified data did not affect C. diff results appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Hillary Clinton Struggles to Show That Her Record is More than Just Talk

The Washington Post at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Sept. 7, 2015 Clinton greets supporters in Illinois. Melina Mara/The Washington Post] For nearly a quarter-century, Hillary Rodham Clinton has played an outsized role in the nation's consciousness as an advocate and a political survivor. Her presidential campaign's favorite way to describe her is as "a fighter." But something surprising has emerged... Continue reading *“Hillary Clinton Struggles to Show That Her Record is More than Just Talk”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Solar Storms, Geomagnetic fuckupery, and.... CERN?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
This is one serious Roller Coaster Ride folks!!! For the past few days We've been experiencing geomagnetic storm and geomagnetic storm, with some very strange .... pauses in between. Below I've posted BPEarthwatch's latest video as he has some pretty interesting information that he's gathered on the geomagnetics, the proton density (whichis HUGE!) and CERN. Now as you guys know, I watch CERN very carefully, and over the past few months the weirdness factor of the graphs has only gone upwards. The various graphs that represent the "emittance" and "Luminosity" have shown movements u... more »

On the 14th aniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Paul Craig Roberts describes with the help of 3 videos what is known for certain to have taken place on that fatefull day. If you still believe the official story, then you need to watch these videos. They are factual, not speculative. Even if you may suffer cognative dissonance when someone brings up the subject, you owe it to your country and your children to educate yourself in what is known for sure to have happened, which today is being used to justify[sic] unending wars, destruction of countries, and millions of innocents slaughtered.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 15 hours ago
------------------------------ *9/11 Fourteen Years Later * ------------------------------ March 14, 2015 | *Original Here* Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter 9/11 Fourteen Years Later Here is a presentation by Pilots For 9/11 Truth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Laaq44SDgg Here is an extensive examination of many of the aspects of 9/11: http://www.luogocomune.net/site/modules/sections/index.php?op=viewarticle&artid=167 Phil Restino of the Central Florida chapter of Veterans For Peace wants to know why national ... more »

Cloistered Nuns Bake 100,000 Communion Hosts for Papal Mass in Philly

AP/KATHY MATHESON at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis waves as arrives in Saint Peter's square for his weekly audience at the Vatican on September 2, 2015.] LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) -- A group of cloistered nuns has been working overtime in the kitchen to help Philadelphia church officials prepare for Pope Francis’ visit, baking 100,000 communion hosts for his public Mass. Religious sisters at the suburban Monastery... more »

STUDY: How the Geography of U.S. Poverty has Shifted Since 1960

Pew Research Center at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: poverty] Since President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty 50 years ago, the characteristics of the nation's poor have changed: A larger share of poor Americans today are in their prime working years and fewer are elderly. In addition,... Continue reading *“STUDY: How the Geography of U.S. Poverty has Shifted Since 1960”* at *pewresearch.org*.

South Korean Man Gets 12 Years for Slashing U.S. Ambassador

AP/HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert Injured In Attack] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A Seoul court on Friday handed a 12-year prison sentence to a South Korean man who slashed and seriously injured the U.S. ambassador during a March forum. Kim Ki-jong was convicted of attempted murder, assaulting... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

The EU will not get My Cookies

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 16 hours ago
The Following Notice Appeared on My Blog "Nuclear Green" today: European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent. As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies. You are responsible for confirming this notice actually works for your blog, and that it displays. If you employ other cookies, for example by adding third party features, this notice... more »

Office Depot Refuses Pro-Life Print Order Because it “Persecutes” Pro-Abortion People

LifeNews at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Office Depot] The office supply store Office Depot is coming under fire from pro-life advocates after it refused to print pro-life flyers for a pro-life woman who anted to distribute a pro-life prayer. The company claims the prayers advocate the persecution of people... Continue reading *“Office Depot Refuses Pro-Life Print Order Because it “Persecutes” Pro-Abortion People”* at *lifenews.com*.

Migrants, charities, virtue signalling and mandatory emoting

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Caitlin Moran, author, columnist and celebrity watcher is a punchy writer who specialises in human interest stories and light-hearted selfie-centric observations. She also talks extraordinarily quickly. The Times has had a hand in elevating her upwards and onwards, beyond journalism, to celebrity-hood in her own right. It’s that Emma Thompson-Cumberbatch Benedict syndrome. I suppose if you’re revered by thousands, why not take advantage? Why not email a few friends (a term that can be interpreted in a way of your choice) and get them to collaborate with you to raise money for “the... more »

World News Briefs -- September 11, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A couple stands under an umbrella at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan in New York, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/ANDREW KELLY *Voice of America*: *US Marks 14th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks* The United States marks the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on Friday. Observances are planned across the country in remembrance of the day when four airplanes carried out suicide attacks on the U.S. Two of the planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York, another hit the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in a field in Shanks... more »

Trumpy Continues Punching Down-- Yesterday It Was Poor Carly Fiorina, Who Really Just Wants A Nice Cabinet Position

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Carly Fiorina is not a contestant in one of Trump's beauty pageants. She's not running for Miss Universe or Miss USA, the two events that are falling apart after Trump's racist comments about Mexicans. There are plenty of reasons to oppose her-- and even mock her-- but her physical appearance isn't one of them. However, that didn't stop Trumpy. In a *Rolling Stone* feature that just came out, he's quoted telling a New Hampshire rally his standard lines about failed business executive Carly Fiorina: Carly was a little nasty to me-- be *careful*, Carly! Be *careful*! But I can't s... more »

Biden Unsure He Can Commit Fully to be President

AP/JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: The Late Show Biden] NEW YORK (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden said he is overwhelmed at times by his son’s death and unconvinced he could commit fully to being president, in an emotional interview that cast a deep pall over his deliberations about... more »

Russia Calls on Other Nations to Help Arm Syria against Islamic State

AP/NATALIYA VASILYEVA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Islamic State Syria Tank] MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday called on world powers to help arm the Syrian army, describing it as the most efficient force against the Islamic State group. The U.S. and NATO have raised concerns over... more »

Oil Production in U.S., Russia Expected to Tumble Due to Price Drop

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Oil industry crude oil__1441973055_70.119.142.63] PARIS (AP) -- Oil supply from the United States, Russia and other non-OPEC countries is expected to drop sharply next year -- possibly the steepest decline since the Soviet Union collapsed -- because of low prices, the International Energy Agency... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( September 11 , 2015 ) - ----- UPDATED ......Tragedy in Saudi Arabia today casts a deeper pall on September 11th....... Recollections of 9-11 ....... Refugee Crisis Updates ...... European Economic and Political Updates ..... Around the horn in Asia....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Evening wrap..... 9-11 Oddity...... *Al Arabiya English* ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 1h 1 hour ago Read our coverage of the of the #Mecca crane collapse: http://ara.tv/wz7up [image: Embedded image permalink] *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1h 1 hour agoPennsylvania, USA fred walton retweeted Al Arabiya English You really get a better sense of the conditions prior to the tragedy by viewing the video....... fred walton added, *Al Arabiya English* @AlArabiya_Eng VIDEO: Severe weather battered #*Makkah* in the time leading up to the deadly crane collapse: http://ara.tv/pcmwv ... more »

On The TAP Conversion Ratio

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 16 hours ago
The conversion ratio ratio of the Transatomic Power Reactor (TAP Reactor). Using moderated Plutonium and U-235 fuel, Transatomic believes that they can reach a neer breeder fuel conversion ratio, without using thorium. The trick relies on using U-238 to Pu-239 in a moderated reactor. I will point to evidence that others are probably using similar tricks. In Addendum B of the TAP White Paper, (Addendum B), Massie and Dewan explaun ahow their moderated reactor, can convert U-238 into Pu-239 at a near 1 to 1 ration, meaning that almost all of their nuclear fuel would be produced ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 11, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (R) testifies at a House (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing on "World Wide Cyber Threats" on Capitol Hill in Washington September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *Washington Times*:* FBI, CIA, NSA all say no 9/11 terror threat* The directors of the FBI, CIA and the National Security Agency said Thursday they have seen no specific or credible threat to the American homeland in connection with the 14th anniversary of 9/11 — despite a surge of digital and audio propaganda circulated in recent days from both al Qaeda and its growing ... more »

Viral Video ‘I Am A Christian, But I Am Not …’ Contains a Glaring Sin of Omission

Real Clear Markets/Isabel Sawhill at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: money] The age-old debate about whether money matters for educational outcomes is sure to be debated in the 2016 Campaign. Gov. Scott Walker has cut aid to local schools evidently believing that school budgets are bloated. In the meantime, many Democrats... Continue reading *“Viral Video ‘I Am A Christian, But I Am Not …’ Contains a Glaring Sin of Omission”* at *realclearmarkets.com*.

Are We as Devoted as the 9/11 Terrorists?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: ground zero cross 9-11__1441967418_70.119.142.63] Were the Islamic terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks crazed fanatics, or were they simply religious men who were deeply devoted to a destructive and deadly cause? The night before these jihadists committed their ghastly acts, they read a... more »

The Second Republican Debate: Fiorina Makes the Cut in Field of 11

AP/STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: carly fiorina__1438945591_70.119.142.63] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eleven Republican presidential candidates have qualified for next week’s primetime debate, a slate that features the full diversity of the GOP’s 2016 class and is believed to be the largest group to share a presidential debate stage... more »

Sacramento Throws Parade for Heroes from French Train Attack

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Sacramento hometown heroes__1441971305_70.119.142.63] TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- Sacramento on Friday is set to celebrate three hometown heroes who foiled an attack on a European train with a parade down the Capitol Mall. College student Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guard specialist... more »

Venezuela Opposition Leader Sentenced 13 Years To A Military Prison

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Venezuelan Opposition Leader Is Sentenced to Prison Over a Protest* CARACAS, Venezuela — A judge on Thursday found the Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López guilty of inciting violence and other charges stemming from his leading role in a large antigovernment protest, according to government television reports. Mr. López, a Harvard-educated former mayor of a wealthy section of Caracas, was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison, the television reports said. Critics said the trial was politically motivated and lacked basic guarantees of due process.... more »

At Ground Zero, 9/11 Anniversary Now Both Public and Private

AP/JENNIFER PELTZ & JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: A woman walks among U.S. national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, at their campus in Malibu, California on September 10, 2015. The students placed some 3,000 flags in the ground in tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims lost in the attacks almost 14 years ago. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)] NEW YORK (AP) -- After years as a private commemoration, the anniversary of Sept. 11 at ground zero now also has become an occasion for public... more »

O’Keefe Strikes Again: Undercover Video Purports to Show Clinton Campaign Violating Election Law

Breitbart at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Project veritas Hillary Clinton__1441969008_70.119.142.63] An undercover video published Thursday by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas purports to show Nevada-based Hillary Clinton campaign staffers and volunteers ignoring and knowingly violating Nevada's voter registration laws. Moreover, the video appears to show that this conduct is being condoned and encouraged by... Continue reading *“O’Keefe Strikes Again: Undercover Video Purports to Show Clinton Campaign Violating Election Law”* at *breitbart.com*.

What Does 9/11 Mean to Our Children?

Staten Island Advance/Diane C. Lore at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: WTC Tribute in Light-400] Most young adults on Staten Island, and certainly their parents, can remember, and tell you, exactly where they were the moment the first plane hit the first tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.... Continue reading *“What Does 9/11 Mean to Our Children?”* at *silive.com*.

Financial Crises - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
Financial Crises: *Financial crises occur as they have always occurred when a few manipulate and control markets for their own benefit without any concern for others or the consequences of their actions.* *Fueled by greed, these events have occurred over and over throughout human history. Always have a few controlled markets for their own benefit under the guise of being in charge of a system that will benefit all. The majority only experience poverty and enslavement to a system that in reality destroys any chances that they have to prosper in freedom.* *For freedom is the aim... more »

Light Blogging Forecast

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
Swamped with work, probably not able to blog until wednesday or thursday next week. Stop by Solidaritytw, Letters from Taiwan, the beautiful blog Synapticism, Thinking Taiwan, Taiwan in Perspective, and the China Policy Institute Blog. Argh! _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Howard Wolowitz will narrate Secrets of the Universe

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
The project has been known at least since early 2014 and the National Science Foundation promised some funds. But only yesterday, they also collected the required extra $100,000 from the individual Indiegogo donors so "Secrets of the Universe", an IMAX 3D movie that will be played in science centers and museums across the world since 2017, became a sure thing. *A 2014 trailer* Jolene Creighton made it clear that the movie will be about the LHC. You may also learn that Howard Wolowitz of The Big Bang Theory (Simon Helberg) will be the main narrator. He said that when K2 approac... more »

Israeli PM Netanyahu: The Middle East Is Disintegrating

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*BBC:* *Netanyahu urges action to stop Middle East 'disintegrating'* Action is needed to stop the Middle East "disintegrating" under the threat of militant Islamists, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of talks in London with David Cameron. Discussions are set to focus on Syria and Iran, particularly the nuclear deal bitterly opposed by Mr Netanyahu. Mr Cameron said the UK "remains staunch" in its "defence of Israel's right to exist and to defend itself". Pro-Palestinian campaigners have denounced Mr Netanyahu's visit. *WNU Editor*: Not only the Middle East, but I wo... more »

Same Old Brady, Gronk in NFL Opener, but a New Controversy

AP/BARRY WILNER at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: NFL 2015 season opener Tom Brady New England Patriots__1441968140_70.119.142.63] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Not much new in the NFL season opener. Tom Brady was unstoppable, and so was Rob Gronkowski. Some unheralded players put on New England jerseys and looked like stars. The opposing coach, Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, raised... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
From some unexplained reason, many of the normal emails I get have been going to my SPAM folder on GMAIL. I am aware of it now, and watching that folder for incoming emails. I am monitoring that situation.

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 9/11/2015”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
* “Weekly News Wrap-Up 9/11/2015” * By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Democrats are going to try to block Republicans from killing the Iran nuke deal. The Republicans do not have the 60 votes needed to stop a Democrat filibuster. So, Obama will not have to veto the Republican bill to stop the deal from going through. The Democrats are not even going to allow a vote on the killing the deal. 10 Democrats are up for re-election and none of them want to be on record voting to allow it to go through. This is far from over as the Republicans are looking for ways to kill the deal and I am ... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #85The Collapse of the Inter-Realm Commerce Systemand The Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rescue of a Secret Colony

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago

Thinkingaboot Number 4:Not a survivalist a Prepperationist

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago
Not a survivalist a Prepperationist If any post captures Thinkingaboot it is this one. I am not a survivalist. I believe the media over amps violence and fear, and governments of all stripes echo this because it makes them seem more useful and relevant. Now Canadians are under attack from a government that is pushing a law and order agenda that has been proven to create the opposite. Surely this is the goal. In relatively crime free Canada it’s hard to get the population to fear for its safety, so the Government is going to bring us an American style nihilistic underclass, as a foil... more »

Russian President Putin Is Preparing To Run Again In The 2018 Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) listens to Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov (L) and presidential aide Igor Levitin onboard a helicopter in Novorossiysk, Russia, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin *Andrei Kolesnikov and Andrew S. Weiss, Reuters*: *Why do Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin cronies look so nervous?* Russia’s three-year electoral cycle has gotten started with a bang. One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest KGB cronies from his St. Petersburg days and a co-founder of the exclusive Ozero dacha housing cooperative was recentl... more »

Lockheed Martin Offers Advanced Electro-Optical Targeting System for the F-35 Lightning II

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
Today, Lockheed Martin introduced Advanced EOTS, an evolutionary electro-optical targeting system, which is available for the F-35’s Block 4 development. Designed to replace EOTS, the F-35’s current electro-optical targeting system, Advanced EOTS incorporates a wide range of enhancements and upgrades, including short-wave infrared, high-definition television, an infrared marker and improved image detector resolution. These enhancements increase F-35 pilots’ recognition and detection ranges, enabling greater overall targeting performance. Read more

Europe's Other Refugee Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*European Disunion/Global Post*: *Don’t forget about Europe's other major migration crisis* KYIV, Ukraine — There’s another European migration crisis out there, and it’s one you probably haven’t heard about in a while. More than 2 million people have fled their homes in eastern Ukraine since government troops and Russian-backed separatists went to war last year. Hundreds of thousands of residents have sought refuge next-door in Russia. But most of those who've escaped their hometowns — more than 1.4 million — remain in Ukraine as internally displaced people, or IDPs, according to ... more »

Senator Lindsey Graham Speaks Out Against Obama's Disastrous Nuclear Deal with Iran

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/jDpNKHvVAms Powerful stuff but Barack Hussein Obama and his supporters, aided by a fawning media, including the institutionally anti Israel BBC, don't care. Do you ever wonder why?

PAF engineers restore AWACS 'back to life' at half cost

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: PAKAF Saab 2000 Erieye]Kamra Aeronautical Complex has made the Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft operational on Thursday. 15 million dollars have been saved due to the indigenous repair to the aircraft. Feasibility study of Gwadar deep waters shipyard has also been completed, reported Dunya News. Pakistani engineers have repaired the AWACS aircraft, which is now available for service once again. The aircraft had been damaged in an attack by terrorists during an attack on Kamra aeronautical complex. According to American aircraft engineers, estimated repair... more »

Russia likely to give Mi-35M, Su-35 to Pakistan

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Mi-35 Hind]Pakistan and Russia are currently in talks on the delivery of Russian multi-role Mi-35M helicopters and the latest Su-35 fighter jets. According to details, both countries were negotiating the deal from last year, signalling a major breakthrough in ties between the two entities. While talking to media, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Pakistan is Moscow’s solid partner and the ties between two countries are evolving in every sector including military. Read more

U.S. Rushes Troops To Egypt's Sinai To Boost Security After Islamic State Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast*: *U.S. Rushes Reinforcements to Egypt After ISIS Attack* ISIS is now targeting peacekeepers in Sinai; the latest bomb hurt four U.S. troops. The Pentagon is sending more aid—but there’s talk of pulling out in the face of the threat. The U.S. military is shipping more troops and more equipment to Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula after an ISIS attack that injured four American troops there. In the last week, the Pentagon authorized the shipment of additional high-caliber weapons, surveillance towers, Bradley fighting vehicles, and medical equipment to b... more »

Dutch support bombing ISIS in Syria despite Defense budget woes

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: RNLAF F-16 Fighting Falcons]A narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, has thrown its support behind the Netherlands extending its bombing attacks on Islamic States to also include Syria. At this stage the Netherlands is only participating in airstrikes against the terrorist organization in Iraq. ChristenUnie leader Arie Slob announced on Wednesday night that his party is now supporting Dutch intervention in Syria. A short time later one-man-faction Johan Houwers also stated that he will support expanding the fight to Syria. According to news wire AN... more »

Al Qaeda Affiliate Shows Off New Fighter Jets in Syria

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Al Qaeda MiG]The Turkistan Islamic Party, which is fighting in Syria under the “Turkistani Battalion" for al Qaeda, has purportedly released photos of newly captured fighter jets at the Abu al-Duhur near Aleppo. The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) was founded by Uyghur militants in western China and has been involved in global terror since its inception in 1993. According to The Long War Journal: "The Turkistan Islamic Party also operates in China as well as Central and South Asia and is thought to have scores of fighters in Pakistan’s tribal areas and in Afghanistan. Rea... more »

Another Cherry Point drone ends up in Neuse River

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
Your browser does not support the video tag. For the second time this summer, a Marine Corps drone has ended up in the Neuse River. Cherry Point says the 11-foot long UAV, or unmanned aerial vehicle, ditched into the river around 9:50 a.m. It happened north of the air station, according to Cherry Point. Read more

Happy 9/11 (For Some) And So Much More

Enough said? Going on 15. Thanks, Craig. (Because what else can one do except lodge a complaint?) 9/11 Fourteen Years LaterSeptember 10, 2015 Paul Craig Roberts (Dear Readers: Your website needs your support. PCR) Millions of refugees from Washington’s wars are currently over-running Europe. Washington’s 14-year and ongoing slaughter of Muslims and destruction of their countries

Israel to expand AEW fleet for India

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Il-76 Phalcon]India will acquire a further two Ilyushin Il-76 transports adapted to carry Israeli-made Phalcon type airborne early warning (AEW) radars and sensors. According to an Indian source, the aircraft have already being purchased from Uzbekistan by Israel Aerospace Industries, and are being prepared for the surveillance role at the facilities of the Tashkent Mechanical Plant in Taganrog in co-operation with Beriev. AEW radars provided by IAI's Elta Systems division will be installed in the aircraft in Israel, along with the other sensors that comprise the Phalcon sy... more »

Oceana begins efforts to replace all legacy Hornets

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: F/A-18F Super Hornet]The Navy wants to replace all legacy F/A-18C/D Hornets with F/A-18E/F Super Hornets at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. Officials on Sept. 10 announced plans to evaluate potential environmental impacts as the next steps toward increasing the Super Hornet footprint at Oceana. Comprehensive analysis will be given to the noise impact there as well as Field Carrier Landing Practice operations at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Chesapeake, Virginia. Cost associated with age is the issue for the six strike fighter squadrons and Fleet Replacement S... more »

More Evidence of Roundup's Link to Kidney, Liver Damage

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Slowly but surely the scientific case regarding Roundup continues to expand and become more troublesome. I have posted that the statisical evidence is best explained by Roundup exposure for both the collapse of the global amphibian populations and the drop in human Male fertility. The scientific brief continues to conform well to these two conjectures. . The inevitable result will be the banning of Roundup except in very restricted circumstances. Thkis will have to be thought out carefully and i do not think any protocol will pass muster. The active ingredient simply fails to... more »

Carrier Ford’s Maiden Deployment Could Face 2-Year Delay Due to Shock Trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)]The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier may see a two-year delay in its maiden deployment, after Pentagon officials announced last month it would be put through shock trials before being allowed overseas. The Pentagon originally said the decision could delay the carrier by six months – as first reported by Bloomberg News – but the Navy’s assistant deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy (OPNAV N3/5B) told reporters today that the delay could be up to two years. “The addition of the shock trials is modifying the deployment sc... more »

Japan's defense industry is super excited about this amphibious plane

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: ShinMaywa US-2]In April 2014 the Japanese government finally lifted its postwar ban on the export of defense products. Tokyo approved its first arms export this summer — the supply of PAC-2 missile parts to the U.S., which will then sell the completed Patriot missiles to Qatar. It's only a matter of time before Tokyo sells a major military platform rather than just parts. With a wealth of experience in manufacturing armor, ships, submarines and helicopters, there's a lot for potential buyers to choose from. But Japan's first sale will probably be a search-and-rescue amphibio... more »

U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Healy’s first solo voyage to the North Pole

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: USCGC HEALY (WAGB-20)]It is a proud moment for Americans as the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy, creates history by reaching the North Pole without the usual company of submarines. The US Coast Guard reported that this voyage has made it the very first American ship to have reached the North Pole solo. As per the press release, “From a hundred feet over the icy reach, LTJG Trip Fernandes and ENS Nicki Morin carefully guided the ship toward the goal. With a cheer, the bridge erupted in applause at 7:47am on September 5th, as HEALY became the first unaccompanied United States surf... more »

Russia’s Cutting-Edge Weaponry Goes Robotic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: Armata T-14 MBT]In Russia, in the last three years the share of high-tech products in the defense industry has grown by 10 percent, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said during the Russia Arms EXPO-2015 international exhibition in Nizhny Tagil. “The share of high-tech products in the defense industry has risen from 53 to 63 percent this year,” RIA Novosti reported the Russian deputy prime minister as saying. During the expo there were many specimens of high-tech products. For example, a group from the Kurgan region presented the BMP-3 with the ‘Vityaz.’ These c... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Honoring the Heroes of 9/11

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: 9/11 Museum-900] Foundation Hall is a room of massive scale and soaring height. Here, the “slurry wall,” a surviving retaining wall of the original World Trade Center that withstood the devastation of 9/11, is presented as a testament to survival and determination.... more »

Pondering Hitler's Legacy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
We all live in the Shadow of Adolph Hitler. George Freidman gets it right as well although he does not mention the remarkable post war active leadership of the USA to create a better global arrangement which we see today fraying badly. They did not always get it right, but the sucessful restoration of both Germany and Japan as a counter to the Communist dream was a revolution that allowed the creation of the European confederation whose story is barely written yet as it slowly consolidates all of Europe. Give it another century and we will have a united Europe including even ... more »

Britain's Atlantis

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I personally think that continental shelf archeology world wide will completely rewrite history. The problem is what will actually have survived. Most of the time the encroachment of the ocean was slow enough to grind up the foreshore pretty completely. This leaves almost nothing behind. Go for a walk on any beach to check this out. fortunately there were at least one episode and plausibly two or three more in which the rise was sudden enough to put the old foreshore well below tidal action. The north sea is actually an excellent prospect for reaches of undisturbed materi... more »

Camelot Chicanery - The Politics of Deception

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
History is a harsh judge and slowly we are learning just how wrong things went under Kennedy. I have just completed the book by Sloyan and what rings through is how much Kennedy failed to control his own advisers.. Reagon got a taste of all that with Ollie North, but Kennedy was swimming in it. We also forget the environment. Russia was visibly promoting adventurism and not hesitating to tweak the US nose. We find Keneday engaged in a semi hot series of conflicts all been blamed on him when they inevitably blew up. Thus he had to make mistakes and most were errors of been t... more »

Russia's T-50 vs. America's F-22

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Su-34 (left), T-50 (centre) and Su-35 (right) aircraft at the 2015 MAKS air show's opening ceremony in the Moscow suburban town of Zhukovsky. © SPUTNIK/ MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKIY *Sputnik*: *PAK FA vs F-22 Raptor: If Stealth Isn't an Issue, T-50 'Holds the Edge'* Who would be victorious in an epic battle between Russia's first next-generation fighter jet, the Sukhoi PAK FA, and the US-built Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor? It's a tough call since both fifth-generation aircraft have so much in common. *"Everything about the PAK-FA suggests that it is similar in concept to the Raptor – be... more »

India’s Scorpene programme set to enter its most crucial phase

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 22 hours ago
[image: INS Kalvari]Kalvari, the first of six French-designed Scorpene diesel-electric attack submarines, is likely to leave the construction yard in Mumbai for rigorous sea trials from September 30, bringing it a step closer to induction into the Navy. The submarines are being built under licence at the Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) in Mumbai under the Rs 23,562-crore Project-75. “People are working round-the-clock to complete last-minute preparations. If all goes well, sea trials will begin on September 30,” a top official told HT. Read more

Contoh Desain Lemari Pakaian Sliding Terbaru 2016

cadangan at Yaya Blog's - 22 hours ago
Contoh Desain Lemari Pakaian Sliding Terbaru 2016 - lemari yang kita tahu adalah tempat untuk menyimpan barang. Barang-barang yang kita simpan dalam lemari biasanya adaah barang pribadi atau barang-barang berharga yang kita miliki agar tersimpan dengan aman dan terjaga prifasinya dari orang lain. Tujuan kita meletakn barang-barang pribadi atau berharga milik kita ke dalam lemari adalah agar kita

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #84What is the status of the Secret Space Program?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 23 hours ago
*My apologies in the delay of this message, been offline with a nasty tummy bug. Feeling better now. -AK* 8 September 2015 Denice: I respectfully request all complete data on the Secret Space Program, Absolute data only, absent perceptions and opinions, in absolute love and joy. *DEAR ONE/DENICE.* *THERE IS MUCH DATA. BE SPECIFIC AND WE BEGIN THERE.* How many different groups/realms/spheres are operating in the EARTHSPHERE secret space program? *EVERY COUNTRY ON THE EARTHSPHERE PLANET WITH AN ADVANCED ‘DEMOCRATIC’, ‘SOCIALIST’, OR ‘COMMUNIST’ AGENDA HAS OPERATIVES IN THE SECR... more »

Who Would Win In A F-35 vs. Russia or China's Best Fighter Match-up?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
F-35. Flickr *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *America's F-35 vs. Russia or China's Best Fighters: Who Wins?* Recently, there has been much debate about how well or how poorly Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) would fair against other fighters—particularly against high-end Russian and Chinese aircraft. It’s a debate that won’t be settled until the F-35 and J-20, J-31, PAK-FA or Su-35 meet in combat for the first time—and there are numerous other factors involved besides the aircraft themselves. It’s also largely a moot point. The Pentagon will likely end up buyi... more »

Are Annulments Just “Catholic Divorce”? In Practice, Sometimes, Yes.

John Zmirak at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: celebrity marriage hollywood divorce__1439643129_70.119.142.63] One of the "hardest sayings" of Jesus in the Gospel remains His teaching on divorce, in which He revokes the license that Moses had given the Jews to dispose of wives (not husbands) at will. (See Matt. 19: 3-12.) Christ... more »

The Migration of Terrorists Into Syria, Not Refugees Out of Syria, Is The Real Problem

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Some points about the Syrian refugee crisis: - A few thousand psychotic ISIS terrorists being smuggled into Syria via Europe, Libya, Jordan, and Turkey by the leaders of the U.S., Turkey, Israel, and the Gulf countries is more destabilizing than the migration of millions of refugees out of Syria. - If properly assimilated and educated, refugees and migrants do not present social and economic problems. States that ghettoize refugees fare worse long-term than states that welcome refugees with a spirit of geneouristy and understanding. Germany's welcoming ges... more »

Remembering 9/11 -- List Of Links, Tributes, Videos, Pictures And Resources

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
COMPLETE LIST OF 9/11 RESOURCES, TRIBUTES, VIDEOS AND LINKS 9/11 TIMELINE Day of 9/11 Timeline – An excellent illustrated and detailed Timeline by Paul Thomas NYT Accounts From Different Floors In WTC MEMORIALS – REMEMBERING THE FALLEN C N N Memorial – Victims of 911 CNN’s Memorial List of 9/11 Victims Cantor Fitzgerald Families Memorial Arlington Cemetary Department of Defense Memorial Page USA Today: Flight 93 Victims USA Today: Names of Victims on the Airplanes WEB SITES DEDICATED TO 9/11 911 Commission – Official Website 911 Digital Archive 911 Internet Archive 911 Photos And ... more »

Is America Bored with Winning?

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donal Trump Charlie Sheen Winning - 900] If you enjoy mawkish, politician-sponsored spectacles, boy, was this your week. We'll start with the first to grace our nation's weary eyes: On Tuesday, embattled Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was freed from jail for refusing to authorize gay marriage... more »

The Republican Civil War-- As Seen Through Two Very Different Sets Of Eyes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
And then there will be this to contend with... Many Republicans are distraught that Trump has dragged their party back into the mud and slime of racism, bigotry and ugly communal hatred. This is what Reince Priebus' autopsy after the Romney debacle was supposed to prevent. Primitive hatemongers like Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee could never have done it by themselves, but the celebrity and marketing power of Trump isn't something the Republican Establishment was banking on. He's redefining the Republican brand-- or sharpening the definition that the party elites have tried to gloss over... more »

Desain Taman Rumah Sederhana Terbaru 2016

cadangan at Yaya Blog's - 1 day ago
Desain Taman Rumah Sederhana Terbaru 2016 - Rumah adalah tempat kita melepaskan segala kelelahan setelah seharian beraktifitas di luar untuk bekerja. Sebelum membangun biasanya pemilik akan memikirkan dengan matang tetang berbagai aspek yang berkaitan dengan rumah yang nantinya menjadi tempat tinggal untuk waktu yang lama bahkan seumur hidup. Pemilihan lokasi biasanya menjadi salah satu

Study: All-Male Marine Infantry Units Outperformed Teams with Women

USA Today at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: marine infantry] WASHINGTON -- A Marine Corps study that found all-male ground combat units more effective than teams that included women has raised new concerns about the Pentagon’s push to open all jobs to women next year. A summary of results released Thursday from the unprecedented study... Continue reading *“Study: All-Male Marine Infantry Units Outperformed Teams with Women”* at *usatoday.com*.

Iraq Has No Money To Wage War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ako Rasheed/Reuters *Hannah Allam, McClatchy News:** Is Iraq too broke to fight ISIS?* WASHINGTON: Iraq’s ability to fight Islamic State extremists who control roughly a third of the country is hampered by a financial crisis that’s left the Baghdad government operating “hand to mouth,” Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily warned this week. The inability to pay salaries on time to the soldiers and militiamen fighting the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has hurt morale and hindered progress in operations to retake key hubs that were captured by the jihadists, Faily said in an in... more »

San Francisco Jails Will House Transgender Inmates Based on Gender Preference

Los Angeles Times at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: transgender] By the end of the year, San Francisco’s county jails will be among the first in the nation to house transgender inmates by their gender preference, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said Thursday. Currently, San Francisco County puts transgender inmates in an... Continue reading *“San Francisco Jails Will House Transgender Inmates Based on Gender Preference”* at *latimes.com*.

U.S. Scrambling For A Strategy To Counter Russia's New Moves In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Josh Rogin, Bloomberg*: *Russia's Syrian Air Base Has U.S. Scrambling for a Plan* The Barack Obama administration and the U.S. intelligence community have concluded that Russia is set to start flying combat missions from a new air base inside Syria, but there’s disagreement inside the U.S. government on what to do about it. Thursday at the White House, top officials were scheduled to meet at the National Security Council Deputies Committee level to discuss how to respond to the growing buildup of Russian military equipment and personnel in Latakia, a city on the Syrian coast con... more »

The ‘Tribute of Light’ Shines Above NYC on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary

Fox News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Tribute in Light] Thanks to Fox News for tweeting out this beautiful image of the ‘Tribute of Light,’ rising from the new Freedom Tower on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The 'Tribute in Light' shines above New York... Continue reading *“The ‘Tribute of Light’ Shines Above NYC on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary”* at *twitter.com*.

Northern Ireland Power Sharing Agreement Has Collapsed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times:* *Northern Ireland Faces Crisis as Unionist First Minister Resigns* DUBLIN — The fractious power-sharing government in Northern Ireland effectively collapsed on Thursday as Peter Robinson, leader of the majority party, followed through on his threat to resign as the province’s chief executive. It was the latest chapter in a political crisis prompted by claims from the police that Irish Republican Army operatives were involved in the murder of a former member last month. Mr. Robinson, who heads the pro-British Democratic Unionist Party, said all but one of his par... more »

Nothing to read here -- go on to whatever else you had in mind

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*I know you won't have any interest in what follows, which is just for me. I feel bad, though, so I thought you might enjoy this Roz Chast cartoon from the same issue of The New Yorker referenced below. (Click to enlarge.) Oh, and also the Dan Roe one below.* *by Ken* I know there are important things happening in the world which demand comment from me, but they'll just have to wait another day (or possibly more). Because today is 9/10. I should explain that on the subject of this momentous date I wrote approximately two versions of a post in my head and then decided to omit them... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VII: Reflection” (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VII: Reflection” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojsJONaD0RY

Foreign Affairs Iran Deal Poll – Congrats You Have Nearly an All Male Panel

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
It looks like the Obama administration has secured 42 votes for the Iran deal in the Senate, enough to filibuster even a vote, and despite today’s machinations in the House, the Iran Deal will likely go through. Indeed, when Republicans agreed back in May to a review process that would require a super-majority in both chambers […]

Play it Cool

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Yesterday I had the great fortune to sit on a faculty panel discussing the Iran nuclear deal put on by my colleagues at Georgia Tech [I will link to the video when it is available]. A logic of thought that came up, in different formulations, related to the idea that the nuclear deal might transform […]

New Study Finds Cannabis May be Effective in Treating Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jan Smithers - *New research found that the cannabinoid compounds derived from cannabis may help stabilize mood and be used in treating depression. The post New Study Finds Cannabis May be Effective in Treating Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

Photos of Beach Tourists Prove We’re Becoming Disconnected From Nature

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Vic Bishop* - Tourists at this sea turtle nesting beach disturb and destroy new nests for fun. The post Photos of Beach Tourists Prove We’re Becoming Disconnected From Nature appeared first on Waking Times.

The Iran Charade on Capitol Hill

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Congress Building - 900] WASHINGTON -- Congress is finally having its say on the Iran deal. It will be an elaborate charade, however, because, having first gone to the U.N., President Obama has largely drained congressional action of relevance. At the Security Council, he... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- September 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Economist:* S*audi Arabia escalates its military campaign* *Yemen is descending into prolonged, uncontrollable war.* THE start of this month could well come to be seen as the moment Yemen descended into a prolonged, uncontrollable war. The conflict in the desperately poor nation was already going horribly badly. But the Saudi-led coalition fighting the country’s Houthi rebels has now intensified its campaign, after 60 of its soldiers were killed in a single attack in Marib on September 4th. Immediately afterwards the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which lost 45 men, vowed to be ... more »

Hillary Clinton Comes Clean, Sort of

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: SALT LAKE CITY - OCTOBER 25: Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) speaks at a rally for the Utah Democratic party October 25, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Several Utah Democrats express surprised that Hillary came to Utah to speak ten day before the national elections, since Utah is considered a heavily Republican state. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)] In an ABC News interview, Hillary Clinton apologized for using a private email while secretary of state, a notable departure after months of not letting the slightest crack show in her stea... more »

Work at Fukushima Reactor One

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Ongoing work in Reactor 1 Do the cranes match up?

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The delightful Dark Doodad Nebula drifts through southern skies, a tantalizing target for binoculars in the constellation Musca, The Fly. The dusty cosmic cloud is seen against rich starfields just south of the prominent Coalsack Nebula and the Southern Cross. Stretching for about 3 degrees across this scene the Dark Doodad is punctuated at its southern tip (lower left) by globular star cluster NGC 4372. *Click image for larger size.* Of course NGC 4372 roams the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy, a background object some 20,000 light-years away and only by chance along our line-of-si... more »

Webster Tarpley On The Origins of ISIS And The Cynical Manipulation of The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Tyrannical religious ideologues Sultan Erdogan and King Salman are American and Western allies. These barbaric rulers are wined and dined in American and Western capitals instead of being sanctioned for their atrocities and war crimes. But secular Assad and PKK are not considered morally worthy enough to be allies. They're demonized and delegitimized by the West as terrorists and monsters despite their military successes against the genocidal-minded ISIS. It is clear to anyone paying any attention that ISIS terrorists have been the chief beneficiaries of U.S.-NATO policies in Syri... more »

Musical Interlude: Elton John,"60 Years On"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Elton John,"60 Years On"; Sydney, Australia, December 1986 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzLQm2NDBbk

The Poet: Stanley Kunitz, “The Layers”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Layers”* by Stanley Kunitz “I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. When I look behind, as I am compelled to look before I can gather strength to proceed on my journey, I see the milestones dwindling toward the horizon and the slow fires trailing from the abandoned camp-sites, over which scavenger angels wheel on heavy wings. Oh, I have made myself a tribe out of my true affections, and my tribe is scattered! How shall the heart be reconciled to its feast of losses? In a... more »

"The Importance of Sleep: Healthful Slumber"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Importance of Sleep: Healthful Slumber"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Regular periods of sleep are key to a healthy body and a clear mind as it is during sleep that your body renews itself. When life gets busy, sleep is often the first activity that we sacrifice. Considered a luxury by many busy people, sleep is actually as vital to sustaining a balanced life as are breathing, eating, and drinking. Getting sufficient sleep can be a potent energizer, just as not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling drained and sluggish. While eight hours is the average amount of sleep ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 10, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Roger Cohen, New York Times:* *Obama's Syrian Nightmare* Syria will be the biggest blot on the Obama presidency, a debacle of staggering proportions. For more than four years now, the war has festered. A country has been destroyed, four million Syrians are refugees, Islamic State has moved into the vacuum and President Bashar al-Assad still drops barrel bombs whose shrapnel and chlorine rip women and children to shreds. For a long time, those who fled waited in the neighborhood. They wanted to go home. They filled camps in Turkey and Jordan and Lebanon. When it became clear even ... more »

Iran Nuke Deal Survives as Democrats Block Disapproval Vote

AP/Erica Werner & Deb Reichmann at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 10: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the media on Capitol Hill February 10, 2009 in Washington, DC. The Senate has passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with the vote 61-37. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats voted to uphold the hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran on Thursday, overcoming ferocious GOP opposition and delivering President Barack Obama a legacy-making victory on his top foreign policy priority. A disapproval resolution for the agreement... more »

How Ted Cruz is Running the Republican Table

The Washington Times/Monica Crowley at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ted Cruz - 400] In the spring of 2011, I heard about a dazzling young conservative, the former solicitor general of Texas, who was running for a soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat. Brilliant and charismatic, he was a Princeton and Harvard Law graduate who seemed... Continue reading *“How Ted Cruz is Running the Republican Table”* at *washingtontimes.com*.

Feds Spend $345,019 to Make Computers with ‘Gender Sensitive Designs’

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: girls at computer - 400] The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending over $300,000 to create "feminist theory" for human interaction with computers, and aims to make computer systems more "gender sensitive." A project led by a researcher at Drexel University theorizes that there are... Continue reading *“Feds Spend $345,019 to Make Computers with ‘Gender Sensitive Designs’”* at *freebeacon.com*.

Lessons of the Labour Leadership Campaigns

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
At last, the curtain falls on the Labour leadership contest. Amid claims of infiltration and ballots not turning up, the most tumultuous leadership election in the party's history ends with the rank outsider the likely winner, and a membership in equal parts enthused, stunned, and resigned to a most unexpected fate. The result is due on Saturday, but now seems about the right time to cast an eye over the campaigns. Liz Kendall was the first out of the gate. On the Sunday following the election, she appeared on the *Sunday Politics* and told Brillo of her intention to run. She made ... more »

World News Briefs -- September 10, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian:* *Refugees heading west and north convulse Europe* European countries inside and outside the EU are bitterly divided as they wrestle with their responses to the tens of thousands sweeping the continent Braving cancelled trains, police truncheons and torrential rain, record numbers of refugees continued to struggle through Europe as the continent remained bitterly divided over how to respond to its biggest migration crisis since the second world war. Rushing to cross the border before harsh new anti-refugee laws and the completion next month of a four-metre high razo... more »

US Hostage Kayla Mueller Killed by ISIS, Say Ex-Slaves

BBC at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. The parents of the late American hostage Kayla Mueller say they were told by American officials that their daughter was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Jo. L. Keener ) MANDATORY CREDIT] The American hostage Kayla Mueller was murdered by so-called Islamic State after being raped repeatedly by its leader. That is the testimony of two Yazidi girls and a woman who escaped from IS captivity. The... more »

Is the NFL Turning Into FIFA?

Acculturated/RJ Moeller at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: NFL] Concussion, starring Will Smith, and set to drop in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day, is the "based on a true story" account of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first doctor to identify the dangerous effects of head trauma among former NFL... Continue reading *“Is the NFL Turning Into FIFA?”* at *acculturated.com*.

On the Ten Commandments and the United States

Acton Institute/Gabriel Zanotti at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: ten commandments] The Supreme Court of the state of Oklahoma has approved to bring down the Ten Commandment monument. Such decision entails an opportunity for us to ponder once again on the relation between Christianity and classical Liberalism. We have repeatedly claimed... Continue reading *“On the Ten Commandments and the United States”* at *blog.acton.org*.

After One Year Of Military Operations The U.S. War Against The Islamic State Is Not Showing The Results That Were Promised

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT*: *1yr, 6,700 airstrikes & $4bn after Obama vowed to ‘destroy’ ISIS, jihadists still on offensive* The US and its allies have carried out 6700 airstrikes at an expense of nearly $4 billion in the year since President Barack Obama ordered a campaign against Islamic State. Yet the terror group shows no sign of defeat and has even expanded its reach. On September 10, 2014, Obama announced a “comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy” to “degrade, and ultimately destroy” Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL), referring to it by the preferred US government ac... more »

Obama Justice Department Says Hillary Clinton Followed Law in Deleting Emails

The Washington Times at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Hillary Clinton15 - 400] The Obama administration told a federal court Wednesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was within her legal rights to use of her own email account, to take the messages with her when she left office and to... Continue reading *“Obama Justice Department Says Hillary Clinton Followed Law in Deleting Emails”* at *washingtontimes.com*.

Brian Williams Returning to Air on Sept. 22 to Cover the Pope

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Brian Williams Returning to Air on Sept. 22 to Cover the Pope] NEW YORK (AP) -- Former NBC News anchor Brian Williams will return to the air on Sept. 22 as part of MSNBC’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. The network pinpointed the date on Thursday. It had... more »

Chris Christie is Still Gridlocked by Bridgegate Scandal Two Years Later

The Guardian at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Chris Christie-400] It's been exactly two years since the closure of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey caused a traffic apocalypse - and Governor Chris Christie still seems stuck in the jam it created. After costing the jobs... Continue reading *“Chris Christie is Still Gridlocked by Bridgegate Scandal Two Years Later”* at *theguardian.com*.

Kentucky and the Confusion over ‘Rights’ and ‘Beliefs’

The Catholic World Report at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Kentucky and the Confusion over 'Rights' and 'Beliefs'] The September 2nd edition of The Wall Street Journal discussed the case of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who will not issue a marriage license to two gays who armed with newly-found "constitutional rights" (Davis has since been jailed.) At the... Continue reading *“Kentucky and the Confusion over ‘Rights’ and ‘Beliefs’”* at *catholicworldreport.com*.

Pope Francis Stars in New Lineup of Emoji

Aleteia at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Pope Francis Stars in New Lineup of Emoji] Pope Francis won't be coming to the US for another 10 days, but already he's all over the news. And pretty soon, he will be all over digital messaging. Thanks to an initiative spearheaded by Aleteia, a keyboard full of... Continue reading *“Pope Francis Stars in New Lineup of Emoji”* at *aleteia.org*.

Bobby Jindal: Donald Trump is a ‘Madman’

AP/MELINDA DESLATTE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, April 2010 in New Orleans.] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal threw the book of insults at Donald Trump on Thursday, even calling him a “madman.” More specifically, he called the GOP front-runner an “egomaniacal madman who has no principles” and... more »

Trump Still a Long-Shot, But GOP Flummoxed on How to Stop Him

The New York Times/Nate Cohn at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump Pouting Fairness Campaign - 400] When Donald Trump reached the top of the polls in July, his candidacy seemed very familiar, at least to me. His coalition was ideologically incoherent, and he had no support from party elites. His surge looked like a media-driven phenomenon... Continue reading *“Trump Still a Long-Shot, But GOP Flummoxed on How to Stop Him”* at *nytimes.com*.

Research Shows that Nutrition, Not Medication, Improves Mental Health

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *Clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research about the significant role played by nutrition in mental health. The post Research Shows that Nutrition, Not Medication, Improves Mental Health appeared first on Waking Times.

50 Spies Say U.S. Intelligence On The Islamic State Was 'Cooked'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
View More: World News|Live News|More News Videos *Shane Harris & Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast:* *Exclusive: 50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked* It’s being called a ‘revolt’ by intelligence pros who are paid to give their honest assessment of the ISIS war—but are instead seeing their reports turned into happy talk. More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military's Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials, The Daily Beast has learned. The comp... more »

Serial Loser And Fence-Jumper Artur Davis Is Looking For Another Political Comeback

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Yesterday we pointed out how unabashed progressive Democrat Cyndi Munson beat a right-wing Republican kook, who had the full backing of the Oklahoma state GOP establishment, for a state legislative seat. Cyndi isn't the kind of GOP-lite Democrat-- neither a Blue Dog nor a New Dem-- that old-school conservative Democratic insiders like Chuck Schumer, Steve Israel and Debbie Wasserman Schultz insist is the only kind of Democrat who can win in red states and districts. That said, a favorite of Schumer/Israel/Wasserman Schultz Democratic insiders, Artur Davis, is back in the Democratic... more »

How Arctic ice has made fools of all those poor warmists

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
How Arctic ice has made fools of all those poor warmists Read here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/11763272/How-Arctic-ice-has-made-fools-of-all-those-poor-warmists.html but not on the warmist propaganda spreading BBC

the others

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Chet Raymo, “Thinking Like A Hobbit”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Thinking Like A Hobbit”* by Chet Raymo “I first read J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" in the early 1960s. The maps of Middle-earth attracted my interest. I had not previously heard of Tolkien, and his books were only beginning to become cult favorites of the college crowd. I was a graduate student at the time. As I read the books, I retold the tale in a much condensed version to a recurring gathering of children in the housing complex for married students in which I lived. They hung on every word of hobbits, elves, orcs and ents, and, of course, wise Gandalf and dashing... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Abernathy, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

the black widow

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

I Met The Walrus

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

The new tests are harder. But are they better?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
*Sent to the Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2015We are told that most of our students "are not on track to succeed in college" because of the results of recent testing ("New California tests present sobering picture of student achievement," September 10).There is no evidence that the new tests predict college success, nor is there any evidence that they are better than previous tests or having no standardized yearly tests at all. * *The decrease in test scores shows us only that the new tests are harder. Alfie Kohn reminds us that harder does not necessarily mean better.... more »

Franklin Graham Writes Open Letter to Obama on Syria, Refugees

The Blaze at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: graham] Evangelist Franklin Graham penned an open letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday, imploring the commander in chief to establish "safe zones" inside of Syria, as civil war continues to displace and endanger millions of citizens. Graham, who is the... Continue reading *“Franklin Graham Writes Open Letter to Obama on Syria, Refugees”* at *theblaze.com*.

"I Have A Great Suspicion..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“There are myths and pseudo-science all over the place. I might be quite wrong, maybe they do know all this… but I don’t think I’m wrong, you see I have the advantage of having found out how difficult it is to really know something. How careful you have to be about checking the experiments, how easy it is to make mistakes and fool yourself. I know what it means to know something. And therefore, I see how they get their information and I can’t believe that they know it. They haven’t done the work necessary. I have a great suspicion that they don’t know and that they’re intimidating p... more »

World’s Largest Solar Farm Installed in Pakistan

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Cole Mellino* - This solar farm generates enough electricity for 320,000 homes. The post World’s Largest Solar Farm Installed in Pakistan appeared first on Waking Times.

Attract Prosperity and Abundance Using These Crystals

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Meme - *Since ancient times, crystals such as Citrine, Topaz, Ruby, and Carnelian, have been used to help achieve prosperity and abundance. The post Attract Prosperity and Abundance Using These Crystals appeared first on Waking Times.

The Pentagon's Plan To Raise A Syrian Rebel Army Is A Complete Disaster

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Arab Source *Philip Ewing and Austin Wright, Politico:* *The Pentagon's Syria debacle* Top brass debate how to rescue costly effort to raise rebel army to fight Islamic State With all the U.S.-trained fighters dead, captured or missing and their leader in the hands of Al Qaeda, top U.S. commanders are scrambling this week to determine how to revive the half-billion dollar program to create a moderate Syrian army to fight the Islamic State. The outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, who viewed the force as a critical element of the military stra... more »

Sept. 10: the big news that didn't make the irvng press.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Yesterday evening, as I went through world, national and local news, I was astonished at the implications of much of what I was reading. I was looking forward to reading, perhaps, fuller versions and, perhaps, commentary on these stunning events. Only one made it into the Irving press. It's on B5 - “Iran allows Russian overflights to Syria.” It's a version of events that seems to be several days old – and doesn't tell us much. As well, all the stories I read last night need explanation - but none of them brought a single word of commentary. In fact, the only commentary that was int... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*David Vitter: Dog Whistling Dixie ~CenLamar*

Transpicuous News Vid Archive- Sept 6th

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago

Working on the Peace Walk

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
- The more I learn about climate change the more I can't help but look at the dramatic impact the Pentagon's endless war machine makes on our Mother Earth. The connection is inescapable. - The Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty, which extends the 1992 UN Convention on Climate Change that commits State Parties to reduce greenhouse gases emissions, based on the premise that (a) global warming exists and (b) man-made CO2 emissions have caused it. The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on December 11, 1997 and entered into force on February 1... more »

Is ISIS Still Using Chemical Weapons in Syria?

BBC News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Syria Map-400] The video is painfully difficult to watch. The pale, wet, listless bodies of young children are carried into a hospital as doctors frantically try to save lives. Men choke and vomit and cry out and a grandmother lies peacefully on... Continue reading *“Is ISIS Still Using Chemical Weapons in Syria?”* at *bbc.com*.

Report: Dept. of Justice Says it Can Demand Emails from Any U.S.-Based Provider

The Guardian at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Magnifying Glass Email] The United States government has the right to demand the emails of anyone in the world from any email provider headquartered within US borders, Department of Justice (DoJ) lawyers told a federal appeals court on Wednesday. The case being heard... Continue reading *“Report: Dept. of Justice Says it Can Demand Emails from Any U.S.-Based Pro

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