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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

15 Sept - Blogs I'm Following

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10:52pm MDST

Will Carly Fall into Trump’s Trap?

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 51 minutes ago
[image: Carly Fiorina Donald Trump - 900] Well, it's another day, so it's time for another mind-blowing Donald Trump poll. The latest comes from CBS News/You Gov, and it gives El Trumpo a whopping 40 percent of likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire. Trump also leads... more »

Top U.S. Air Force General Tries To Make The Case That The A-10 Is Not Needed And That F-35 Critics Are Wrong

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 52 minutes ago
*National Defense:* Gen. Welsh Makes Subtle Digs at A-10 Supporters, F-35 Critics NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh has heard one too many times that his service doesn't care about close-air support missions. "Really? I'm kind of tired of hearing that," he said Sept. 15 at the Air Force Association conference. The Air Force has averaged about 20,000 CAS sorties per year for the last seven years. "At what point do we get a little bit of acknowledgement for that?" Noting that airmen who require protection serve on the ground, as well as his ... more »

Trump University Was A Scam, And The Court Cases Around It Really Could Derail Donald Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 52 minutes ago
A new poll from the *Washington Post* and ABC News indicates that both parties' front-runners-- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump-- are looked at by voters as dishonest and untrustworthy, Trump more so (59%), but only by 3 points. Nevertheless, Clinton was judged by most respondents (56%) as having "the kind of personality and temperament it takes to serve effectively as president," while Trump was underwater on that one-- only 33% of respondents said he did and 63% said he didn't. 72% of voters overall felt that "people in politics" cannot be trusted. Perhaps yesterday wasn't the ... more »

The U.S. Marine's F-35s Are Not Ready For Combat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*CNN:* *F-35 tests fell short, Pentagon report says* (CNN)After nearly 15 years of schedule delays and highly criticized cost increases, U.S. military officials and defense contractors confidently proclaimed the much maligned Joint Strike Fighter program back on track when the Marine Corps declared its version of the F-35 fighter jet combat-ready last month. However, the fifth generation stealth fighter jet may still have a number of maintenance and reliability problems that "are likely to present significant near-term challenges for the Marine Corps," according to a complete cop... more »

Econ for Real People: New Zealand's Asian Century - Dr. Oliver Hartwich

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
*[image: 276464_137539366339987_1226509_n]* *So students are back after another long holiday study break, and Economics Group starts again this Thursday night, tomorrow, at Auckland Uni—and once again you’re invited.* *This week …* The *University of Auckland Economics Group* is proud to bring you a presentation by one of New Zealand's leading thinkers, Dr Oliver Hartwich. Oliver, the Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, will discuss “New Zealand’s Asian Century.” As this event will be popular, please register at the following link if you would like to attend: ... more »

Lessons Learned from Kim Davis about Religious Liberty and Government Accommodation

Roger Severino at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Kim Davis Kentucky Clerk_900] "I just want to serve my neighbors quietly without violating my conscience." With those words Kim Davis resumed her post as the clerk of Rowan County Monday. Her statement serves as a good reminder of what this case has been... more »

Poll: More Than Half of Likely Voters Believe Hillary Clinton Broke The Law

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Hillary Clinton_900] A new poll reveals that more than half of likely voters believe Hillary Clinton has probably broken the law. Rasmussen released a poll Tuesday that showed 59 percent of likely voters believe Hillary Clinton likely broke the law by sending and... more »

Will Sacramento Enact This Bad End-of-Life Bill?

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Jerry_Brown_900] California Gov. Jerry Brown convened a special session of the Legislature to fix a $1 billion shortfall in health care funding -- and the bill the Legislature sent to his desk would legalize physician-assisted suicide. Supporters of the measure made...more »

Did The U.S. Air Force 'Water-Down' The F-35 Capabilities To Meet Deadlines And Congressional Demands?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Photo: Lockheed Martin *David Axe, War is Boring:* *We Have Proof the U.S. Air Force Watered Down the F-35 to Avoid Embarrassment* Flying branch is rushing new stealth fighter into service despite flaws, limited fighting capability. On May 18, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives dropped a figurative bomb on the U.S. Air Force. Fed up with delays and cost overruns on the U.S.-led international F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program — an ambitious effort to replace nearly all the thousands of jet fighters in the U.S. military and allied air arms with a single basic model — the House ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"A familiar sight to sky enthusiasts with even a small telescope, the Ring Nebula (M57) is some 2,000 light-years away in the musical constellation Lyra. The central ring is about one light-year across, but this remarkably deep exposure - a collaborative effort combining data from three different telescopes - explores the looping filaments of glowing gas extending much farther from the nebula's central star. *Click image for larger size.* Of course, in this well-studied example of a planetary nebula, the glowing material does not come from planets. Instead, the gaseous shroud repres... more »

"I Want..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Look, I want to love this world as though it's the last chance I'm ever going to get to be alive and know it." - Mary Oliver

Free Download: Orison Swett Marden, “Cheerfulness as a Life Power”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Joys of Living”* by Orison Swett Marden “Resolve every morning that you will get the most out of that day, not of some day in the future, when you are better off, when you have a family, when your children are grown up, when you have overcome your difficulties. You never will overcome them all. You will never be able to eliminate all the things which annoy, trouble, and cause friction in your life. You will never get rid of all the little enemies of your happiness, the hundred and one little annoyances, but you can make the most of things as they are. The reason why our liv... more »

The Poet: William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Second Coming"* *․ * "Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert A shape with lion body and the ... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Uses of Enchantment”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* “The Uses of Enchantment”* by Chet Raymo “There was a time when every wood, every tree, was thought to be inhabited by spirits called dryads, every pool and stream by naiads. Even not so long ago, our road here in Ireland was called "the fairies' road." The world, we say, was enchanted- every stone and plant infused with an animate spirit. Science put paid to all that, chased the spirits from their woods and pools, drove the fairies from their hills. Disenchanted the landscape. Well, maybe not. It depends on how you define enchantment. Remember those spider webs I wrote about th... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Only In Such Moments..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." - M. Scott Peck

“7 Types of Thinking to Give Up Immediately”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“7 Types of Thinking to Give Up Immediately”* by Susan Pearse “Have you ever met someone for the very first time and seconds later you cannot recall their name? Or maybe you have had the all too common experience of arriving in your garage with little recollection of the journey home. All these everyday common occurences indicate that the average person is spending a large portion of their lives lost in thought. It's often been referred to as the monkey mind and many people can probably relate to the analogy of a playful child. The truth of the matter is that your brain loves to p... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

A job which it does very well

risa bear at A Way to Live - 3 hours ago
Our hops vines grow along the west side of the house, with the intent that they add shade during the hot summer. The west side is the creek side, so the foundation is at its tallest here, adding sufficient height to lean fourteen foot poles and train the vines on them. When it's time to harvest the blossoms, I cut off the vines about thigh high, pull the poles away from the house, harvest the flowers from the poles, unwind the cleaned vines from the poles, cut them up, and return them to the ground along the foundation to assist in feeding the hungry hops roots in future. I tie t... more »

After offence conduct

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
R. v. Hill, 2015 ONCA 616 is a good case saying that, in general, after offence conduct is not relevant to distinguish between manslaughter and murder

"As Simply As Possible...

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
The following four posts by James Quinn are NOT simple, because the world's not a simple place when dealing with such complex and eventful subjects, as you'll discover. That in no way excuses you from making the effort to understand how and why things are as they are, because the consequences of all this will affect you and your loved ones personally, whether we like it or not. In the movie "A Few Good Men" Jack Nicholson's character, Colonel Nathan R. Jessep, bellows that "You can't handle the truth!" I believe you can, given the chance. And like the "Matrix" character Morpheus sai... more »

Ask a Question

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
For those interested, tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 16, I will be available to answer all questions at: https://wiselike.com/kevin-randle which is not to say that I'll have an answer for everything. Just thought I would mention it.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

“The Fourth Turning: The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed, Part 1”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Fourth Turning: * *The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed, Part 1”* by James Quinn “Imagine some national (and probably global) volcanic eruption, initially flowing along channels of distress that were created during the Unraveling era and further widened by the catalyst. Trying to foresee where the eruption will go once it bursts free of the channels is like trying to predict the exact fault line of an earthquake. All you know in advance is something about the molten ingredients of the climax, which could include the following: • Economic distress, with public debt in default,... more »

"The Fourth Turning: The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed - Part 2: "Debt, Civic Decay & Global Disorder"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Fourth Turning: The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed - Part 2:* *"Debt, Civic Decay & Global Disorder"* by James Quinn "In Part One of this article I laid the groundwork of the Fourth Turning generational theory. I refuted President Obama’s claim that the shadow of crisis has passed. The shadow grows ever larger and will engulf the world in darkness in the coming years. The Crisis will be fueled by the worsening debt, civic decay and global disorder. I will address these issues in this article. *Debt, Civic Decay & Global Disorder: *The core elements propelling this Crisis – d... more »

Growing Fears In Colombia Of A Possible Border War With Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (R) greets Venezuela's national guards during a visit to Paraguachon border with Venezuela, Colombia, September 15, 2015, in this handout photo provided by Colombian Presidency. REUTERS/EFRAIN HERRERA/COLOMBIAN PRESIDENCY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Reuters*: *Nearly half of Colombians fear Venezuela war over border crisis: poll* Nearly half of Colombians fear a diplomatic dispute that began last month when Venezuela closed several border crossings and deported thousands of Colombians, could lead to war, a survey released on Tuesday showed. Forty-t...more »

Do the people protesting Kim Davis's "religious persecution" have any idea what actual religious persecution is?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Yes, she's back from the hoosegow, and the theory now is that marriage licenses will be issued in her holy see Rowan County, but without her name. Of course, if the theory is that her name on a document is supposed to signify its compliance with relevant law, hasn't that ship already sailed?* *"Calling [Kim Davis's situation] persecution is insulting to the people who really are fighting for their right to live out their beliefs -- as human beings, not as elected officials with $80,000 annual salaries."* *-- washingtonpost.com's Alexandra Petri,in the post* "The Passion of Kim Da... more »

“The Fourth Turning Shadow Crisis, Part 4: War on Multiple Fronts”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Fourth Turning Shadow Crisis, Part 4: * *War on Multiple Fronts”* by James Quinn "In Part One of this article I explained the model of generational theory as conveyed by Strauss and Howe in The Fourth Turning. In Part Two I provided an overwhelming avalanche of evidence this Crisis has only yet begun, with debt, civic decay and global disorder propelling the world towards the next more violent phase of this Crisis. In Part Three I addressed how the most likely clash on the horizon is between the government and the people. War on multiple fronts will thrust the world through t... more »

“The Fourth Turning: The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed - Part 3”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Fourth Turning: * *The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed - Part 3”* by James Quinn “In Part One of this article I attempted to illuminate the concept of generational theory as articulated by Strauss and Howe in The Fourth Turning. In Part Two I provided proof this Crisis is far from over, with ever increasing debt, civic decay and global disorder propelling the world towards war. *Seeds of Crisis & War: *“The seasons of time offer no guarantees. For modern societies, no less than for all forms of life, transformative change is discontinuous. For what seems an eternity, history... more »

"Seasons And Cycles..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“All human life has its seasons and cycles, and no one’s personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, gives way to spring and summer, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, and that summer, but they do, and always.” ~ Truman Capote

'Come To Europe And Live Like A King'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Trafficking: This Facebook page called 'Smuggling from Izmir to Europe for the cheapest price' provided a platform for smugglers to advertise their their boat services *Daily Mail:* *EXCLUSIVE - 'Come to Europe and live like a king': Revealed, the Facebook 'travel agencies' luring migrant families to their deaths with promises of luxury yachts and safe travel across the Med* * Facebook pages are used by smugglers to advertise Med boat crossings * Luxury boats and smiling refugees used to show it is not dangerous * Undercover reporter was reassured by one smuggler she would be safe * ... more »

10 Things Bruce Lee Wanted to Share with You Before His Mysterious Death

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - Published after his death, Bruce Lee's wisdom is available to all who seek. The post 10 Things Bruce Lee Wanted to Share with You Before His Mysterious Death appeared first on Waking Times.

EU Migration Crisis News Updates -- September 15, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Hungary shuts EU border, taking migrant crisis into its own hands* Hungary's right-wing government shut the main land route for migrants into the EU on Tuesday, taking matters into its own hands to halt Europe's influx of refugees. An emergency effort led by Germany to force European Union member states to accept mandatory quotas of refugees collapsed in discord. Berlin called for EU financial penalties against countries that refused to accommodate their share of migrants. A Czech official said such threats were empty but nonetheless "damaging". Slovakia said they wou... more »

'Song of the Emigrant,' by Alan Brunton

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
A short poem from the Red Mole founder that resonates today. If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Clashes at Jerusalem Holy Site for 3rd Straight Day

AP/Ian Deitch at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Temple_Mount_(Aerial_view,_2007)_900] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel’s prime minister vowed tougher measures to curb Palestinian violence at an emergency meeting Tuesday night after police clashed with Palestinian protesters in a third straight day of unrest at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site during the... more »

What's the catch? MPs discover investment banks charged only £1 to “help” Treasury sell-off Lloyds and RBS

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 5 hours ago
SOURCE GUARDIAN: What's the catch? MPs warn UKFI over banks' £1 privatisation fees UK Financial Investments (UKFI) is the company established by the Treasury to hold the taxpayers’ stakes in RBS and Lloyds. It has been warned to remain “ultra-vigilant” after it was revealed some of the City’s biggest investment banks – including Goldman Sachs and UBS – are charging the government as

Walter Williams: “The free market is not only economically superior, it is morally superior.” (VIDEO)

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
There are only two ways by which to obtain values from other people: either by trade, or by plunder. Only one is moral. *Voluntary exchange is moral and just. Legalized theft, facilitated by government via taxation and crony capitalism (often under the guise of “justice”) is immoral and unjust. We are either free people or we are not. Capitalism, or more exactly, “free enterprise” is the economics of free people. As Professor Williams explains:* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 15, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*(Click Image to Enlarge)* *Jeffrey Lewis, Foreign Policy*: *This Satellite Image Leaves No Doubt That Russia Is Throwing Troops and Aircraft Into Syria* *It also shows just how screwed America’s Syria policy is.* Over the past year, evidence has steadily emerged of a growing Russian military presence in Syria. As Bashar al-Assad’s armies have failed him in the field, he has increasingly relied on outside help. Initially, that help came from Hezbollah and Iran, but now it appears to be Moscow’s turn. And Washington may finally be waking up to what looks like a substantial Russian ... more »

Wealthy, Poverty and Poltics, and the Confusion over Opportunity versus Outcomes

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: equal opportunity - 900] A hostile review of my new book -- Wealth, Poverty and Politics -- said, “there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable.” Ordinarily, reviewers who miss the whole point of a...more »

Right to Work 2.0

Real Clear Policy at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Right to Work 2.0] Over the past three decades, new business creation and economic growth in the United States have stagnated. We’ve now come to believe that 2 percent annual economic growth is the “new normal.” Accepting this malaise is neither consistent with the... Continue reading *“Right to Work 2.0”* at *realclearpolicy.com*.

World News Briefs -- September 15, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Austria to put temporary controls on Hungarian border at midnight - and says it could put similar curbs on boundaries with Slovenia, Italy and Slovakia if that doesn't stop flow of migrants* * 9,000 migrants entered Hungary in one day before the country launched a tough crackdown at its border with Serbia * Police and soldiers have arrested dozens of Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan migrants after strict new rules came into effect * Serbian government calls for the restrictions to be lifted as Hungary declares state of emergency in two counties * Germany has said today that i... more »

Jeremy Corbyn ignores press over shadow cabinet questions

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
https://youtu.be/lW65BeEnTXs Jeremy Corbyn: the strong and silent type or just not happy with answering questions? Maybe he'd be happier answering questions from Hamas and Hezbollah about the evil Israeli government or about how the Falklands should be Argentinian despite the wishes of the Falklanders or maybe about the economic miracle that is Socialist Venezuela.


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*"There is in fact a manly and legitimate passion for equality that spurs all men to wish to be strong and esteemed. This passion tends to elevate the lesser to the rank of the greater. But one also finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level, and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom" *~ Alexis de Tocqueville. So you’re interested in equality? Let’s test that. Are you more interested in *economic* inequality or *political* inequality? What if you had ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*New Orleans Finally Starts Addressing Its Housing Affordability Crisis ~Brentin Mock, City Lab* *Denise Gallagher named 2016 Festival International visual artist*

The Audit culture in public schools

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 6 hours ago
Almost like in a teaching hospital, people from District offices around the country do rounds in classrooms and schools to tick boxes on a checklist. Do we have the right things hanging on our walls? Whenever we have our walk throughs, and being in a “failing” school they are frequent, the onus is always on […]

Planned Parenthood Sting Video #10: It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Uncomfortable Exhausted Social Media - 900] While it may surprise my Facebook friends, I don't like to get political in my private online space. I don't want to post stories about abortion, I don't want to talk about the evils of socialism or even the state... more »

Rand Paul Slams Mandatory GMO Labeling as Attack on the Poor

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Rand Paul Slams Mandatory GMO Labeling as Attack on the Poor] Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul slammed mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO) on the campaign trail in Iowa, telling reporters GMO labeling will hit the poorest hardest. Paul was on the road trying to drum up support for what... more »

Glenn Reynolds: A War on College Men

USA Today at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Glenn Reynolds: A War on College Men] Is Congress waging a war on college men? It's starting to look like it. Last week, Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, suggested that even innocent students should be booted from campus if they were accused of sexual assault. According to... Continue reading *“Glenn Reynolds: A War on College Men”* at *usatoday.com*.

Billionaire Buffett Praises Socialist Sanders but Sticks with Clinton

AOL at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Billionaire Buffett Praises Socialist Sanders but Sticks with Clinton] NEW YORK CITY (Reuters) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Tuesday praised the presidential campaign of self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, even though Buffett said he still backs Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. “I think we all have lessons to learn from... Continue reading *“Billionaire Buffett Praises Socialist Sanders but Sticks with Clinton”* at *aol.com*.

Christian Billionaire Seeking to Buy Entire Island for Refugees, Name it After Drowned Syrian Boy

The Christian Post at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Christian Billionaire Seeking to Buy Entire Island for Refugees, Name it After Drowned Syrian Boy] Coptic Christian billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris has said that he’s seeking to buy an island from either Greece or Turkey and use it to help thousands of refugees fleeing the Middle East. Sawiris said he’ll name the island after Aylan... Continue reading *“Christian Billionaire Seeking to Buy Entire Island for Refugees, Name it After Drowned Syrian Boy”* at *christianpost.com*.

Chinese Admiral: The South China Sea Is Ours Because It’s Got ‘China’ In The Name

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Chinese Vice Admiral Yuan Yubai. US Navy Photo *Time:* *The South China Sea Is Ours Because It’s Got ‘China’ in the Name, Chinese Admiral Says* But Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines all lay claim to parts of the disputed waters What’s in a name? An entire sea, says Chinese Vice Admiral Yuan Yubai. On Sept. 14, at a defense conference in London, Yuan said that “the South China Sea, as the name indicates, is a sea area that belongs to China,” according to defense media. The commander of the Chinese navy’s North Sea fleet added that the vast waterway has been Chin... more »

Sliding overtake

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Now isn’t this better than NASCAR? E-Type Jag takes on AC Cobra at Goodwood last weekend, and wins. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

The Dirty Secret About Money that is Finally Being Exposed to the Masses

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - The world has slaved under a criminal economic system for far too long. The post The Dirty Secret About Money that is Finally Being Exposed to the Masses appeared first on Waking Times.

Marijuana Users May be More Likely to Develop Diabetes, Research Finds

The Independent at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Marijuana Users May be More Likely to Develop Diabetes, Research Finds] People who use marijuana may be more likely to develop pre-diabetes than those who have never smoked it, according to new research. A sample of more than 3,000 people in America found that adults who currently used marijuana were 65... Continue reading *“Marijuana Users May be More Likely to Develop Diabetes, Research Finds”* at *independent.co.uk*.

Reagan Viewed the Immigration Debate Through the Prism of an Earlier Era

Hot Air at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Reagan Viewed the Immigration Debate Through the Prism of an Earlier Era] A liberal, pro-amnesty group has launched an expensive advertising campaign in the days leading up to the next GOP debate which seeks to tear down Republican presidential candidates on the immigration issue. That's not too unusual on the face of... Continue reading *“Reagan Viewed the Immigration Debate Through the Prism of an Earlier Era”* at *hotair.com*.

Prager University: Is Capitalism Moral?

Prager University at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Prager University: Is Capitalism Moral?] Is capitalism moral or greedy? If it’s based on greed and selfishness, what’s the best alternative economic system? Perhaps socialism? And if capitalism is moral, what makes it so? Walter Williams, a renowned economist at George Mason University, answers these... more »

‘There’s No Stigma’: Why So Many Danish Women are Opting to Become Single Mothers

The Guardian at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: ‘There’s No Stigma’: Why So Many Danish Women are Opting to Become Single Mothers] 'Everyone has a dad,' I heard my son's friend telling him the other day, 'Nope: not me,' was his response," says Anne Patricia Rehlsdorph, 45, a lawyer from Copenhagen. "He's seven now but he has known since he was two... Continue reading *“‘There’s No Stigma’: Why So Many Danish Women are Opting to Become Single Mothers”* at *theguardian.com*.

Will Millennials Kill off Libraries?

Acculturated/Stephanie Cohen at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Will Millennials Kill off Libraries?] A recent article in The Washington Post highlighted how millennials (age 25-34) change the cities and suburbs in which they choose to settle down. In Arlington, Virginia, the impact has been felt acutely by the county library system: The county's public... Continue reading *“Will Millennials Kill off Libraries?”* at *acculturated.com*.

Will Walker's Latest Clueless Attack On Unions Signal The Death Knell For A Campaign That Has Already Capsized?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Once the Koch brothers struck a deal with Sheldon Adelson that his boy Marco Rubio could be the vice presidential nominee, it looked like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker would be able to overcome Jeb Bush and be the Republicans' candidate for president. Things didn't quite work out as planned. Walker has lately nearly disappeared from even second-tier polling and showed up on the newest *Washington Post*/ABC poll at 2%, tied for 9th place with failed CEO Carly Fiorina. His strategy for winning neighboring Iowa and then sweeping away the opposition collapsed as Iowans got to know ... more »

Jeremy Corbyn and the European Union

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Let's calm down for a minute about Jeremy's EU-scepticism and think about the politics of the moment we find ourselves in. As we saw last night with the Trade Union Bill's vote in the Commons, the Tories are monomaniacal about driving our movement out of the workplace. It doesn't matter that strike and membership levels are rattling around historic lows. They know, they instinctively *feel* the organisations of working people presents a latent and occasionally potent threat to their political dominance and the interests their party was set up to prosecute. They are also dimly aware ... more »

In The Common Core Era, Families Flock To Its Opposite

The Federalist/Joy Pullmann at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In The Common Core Era, Families Flock To Its Opposite] As you enter Ridgeview Classical Schools' newest building, built to help relieve its perennially full wait list of some 900 students, a marble inscription thunders at you, and the whole world, through the full-glass entrance: "What will justify your life?"... Continue reading *“In The Common Core Era, Families Flock To Its Opposite”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Planned Parenthood 10th Video Full of Brazen Discussions of Illegal Activity and How to Hide It

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: 10th Planned Parenthood Video Valid Exchange - 900] This may not be the most gruesome video in the ongoing series of undercover videos by exposing Planned Parenthood, but it could be the most incriminating. In this tenth Center for Medical Progress video, Planned Parenthood leadership is repeatedly caught discussing... more »

Native Americans in DC: Obama Stop Leasing Lands for Fossil Fuels!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Louise Benally joined Native delegations speaking today in DC.  Photo by Wild Earth Guardians . . . Louise Benally, Dine' of Big Mountain, joined Native American delegations and coalitions in DC today and helped deliver the message to President Obama: It's time to keep our fossil fuels in the ground! In the Keep it in the Ground campaign, Wild Earth Guardians

China Continues To Expand Its Bases In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Greg Poling, the director of CSIS's Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative said these places have gone "from being outposts on stilts to full islands, potentially with airstrips." CNN *Reuters*: *China appears to be working on third airstrip on disputed South China Sea islets: expert* China appears to be carrying out preparatory work for a third airstrip in contested territory in the South China Sea, a U.S. expert said on Monday, citing satellite photographs taken last week. The photographs taken for Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank on S... more »

White House 'Confounded' By Growing Cyber-Threats From Russia, China, Iran, And North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
President Obama speaking to troops at Fort Meade, Md., home of the National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times *New York Times:* *Cyberthreat Posed by China and Iran Confounds White House* WASHINGTON — A question from a member of the Pentagon’s new cyberwarfare unit the other day prompted President Obama to voice his frustration about America’s seeming inability to deter a growing wave of computer attacks, and to vow to confront the increasingly aggressive adversaries who are perpetrating them. “Offense is moving a lot f... more »

CNN’s GOP Debate Strategy: Let Candidates ‘Fight it Out’

The New York Times at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Debate-400] The leading Republican presidential hopefuls have spent the weeks since their first debate provoking each other, with distant taunts and tweeted insults. And now CNN, which hosts the second candidate clash here Wednesday night, is aiming to capture that same... Continue reading *“CNN’s GOP Debate Strategy: Let Candidates ‘Fight it Out’”* at *nytimes.com*.

Supplemental: We caught a bit of Trump last night too!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015Our Own Liberal Channel promotes him:* Like Kevin Drum, we caught a bit of Candidate Trump last night too. We were struck by the same part of Trump’s oration which Drum cites today. Here’s a slightly longer chunk of the hopeful's remarks: TRUMP (9/14/15): I got a call from the writer from the New York Times. I have great respect for the New York Times. Called up— I know. I hear that. It’s OK. It’s a good story, not a bad story. And he said, “Could I can ask you a question?” I said, “What?” Very powerful writer, actually. He said, “How does it feel?” ... more »

Hurrah for Karamazov

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
"It's all part of my theory," Kinderman said. "Lieutenant?", said Atkins, holding up a forefinger, pausing to chew, and then swallow a mouthful. He pulled a little white paper napkin from its dispenser, wiped his lips, and then leaned his face in closer to Kinderman's; the babble in the room had grown excited. " Would you do me a favour, Liuetenant?" "I am here but to serve, Mister Chips. I am eating, and therefore expansive. Let me have your petition. Is it properly sealed?" "Would you please explain your theory?" "Impossible, Atkins. You will put me under House Arrest." "You... more »

The Economy: “Inside Janet Yellen’s Brain at 4 a.m.”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Inside Janet Yellen’s Brain at 4 a.m.”* by Bill Bonner GUALFIN, Argentina – "Poor Janet Yellen. Usually, we reserve our pity for the poor, the downtrodden, and the hopeless. But today, we spare a thought for the clueless… and feel Yellen’s pain. Markets are tense. Investors seem to be holding their breath. Everyone is waiting to see what the Fed will do. There must be hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of well-educated adults sitting on the edges of their seats… eager to hear what this rather ordinary functionary will say. *No Return to Sanity: *Will Janet Yellen proudly p... more »

Top Planned Parenthood Exec: Baby Parts Sales “A Valid Exchange,” Can Make "A Fair Amount of Income” ...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*"it's the right thing to do."* If killing babies for their little human parts to be used for research is okay, how about we start killing adults for stem cells, too? It could certainly clear up the homeless problem in Democratic run liberal cities. Watch these liberal quasi-intellectual feminists flap their hands and talk about the ridiculous arguments against what's wrong with using aborted babies for research. After all, we have free rein to rip up babies in the womb, so why not recycle them? Dr. Carolyn Westhoff, senior medical advisor for Planned Parenthood, described the... more »

Doctors List 50 Reasons Why You Must Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water Now

Waking Times at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Why would anyone accept fluoridated water after looking at these 50 facts? The post Doctors List 50 Reasons Why You Must Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water Now appeared first on Waking Times.

The Growing Iran - China Alliance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend a news conference after a bilateral meeting in Beijing, China September 15, 2015. REUTERS/LINTAO ZHANG/POOL *Reuters:* *Iran says wants China's help to resolve Middle East tensions* Iran wants China's help to resolve tensions and unrest in the Middle East and is ready to play host to more Chinese firms once sanctions against it are lifted, Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday China and Iran have close diplomatic, economic, trade and energy ties, and China has been active in pushing both... more »

A3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox Takes First Steps Towards Retrial in State Court on Sept. 21 in St. Francisville, LA

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 10 hours ago
*A3 Newsletter: A Third Chance for Justice in State Court - The Critical Importance of Setting the Right Evidentiary and Procedural Scene for a Fair Retrial* Though it is an incredibly unusual, and often confusing situation, the legal reality is that Albert is fighting for permanent, unconditional release concurrently on two separate legal tracks - one in federal and the other in state court. As we all wait to hear whether the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will uphold federal Judge Brady's June 8th "unconditional Writ," a third attempt to prosecute Albert in state court for the... more »

World Debates Effectiveness of U.S.-Led Airstrikes on ISIS

AP/SYLVIE CORBET & LORI HINNANT at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Airstrike Against ISIS-900] PARIS (AP) -- French lawmakers are debating the decision to join a military air campaign over Syria, raising new questions about what a year of U.S.-led bombing of the Islamic State group has accomplished. British, Australian and Belgian leaders are... more »

Kansas ecology prof loses whistleblower protection after alleging misconduct

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
The U.S. government has denied whistleblower protection for a researcher who was fired from Kansas State University after alleging his colleagues misrepresented data in an ecology paper. Researcher Joseph Craine was asked to leave K-State after being the “subject of a dismissal campaign” by colleagues when he told the Ecology journal that he believed some […] The post Kansas ecology prof loses whistleblower protection after alleging misconduct appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Dineh Join Climate Coalition in DC: Obama Halt Fossil Fuel Leasing

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Louise Benally joined Native delegations speaking today in DC.  Photos by Wild Earth Guardians . . Louise Benally, Dine' of Big Mountain, joined Native American delegations and coalitions in DC today and helped deliver the message to President Obama: It's time to keep our fossil fuels in the ground! In the Keep it in the Ground campaign, Wild Earth Guardians said, "

On Jeju Island Radio

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
On my last day on Jeju Island (Aug 26) I was invited to appear on a radio show in Jeju City that broadcasts throughout the island. My translator was Global Network board member Sung-Hee Choi who is one of the Gangjeong village international team leaders. Here is the full broadcast. Video by Goni.

Maine Peace Walk Pot Luck Supper Schedule

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
- *Day 1 (Ellsworth) Friday, October 9 -* Ellsworth Unitarian Church (121 Bucksport Rd) Evening potluck and kick-off program at 6:00 pm. Homestays needed. Host: Starr Gilmartin 667-2421 - *Day 2 (Orland) Saturday, October 10 - *Potluck supper 6:00 pm and program at H.O.M.E (90 School House Rd.) Sleep at H.O.M.E. Host: Starr Gilmartin 667-2421 or Lawrence 415-565-9867 - *Day 3 (Belfast) Sunday, October 11 - *First Church UCC (104 Church St) Pot luck supper (unadvertised) 6:00 pm, public program 7:00 pm. Home stays needed & sleep at churc... more »

Organize Yourselves

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
A little advice from the southeast mountains of Mexico... We understand that there are those who think that it is possible to change the system by voting in elections. We say that’s a difficult spot because it is the same Ruler that organises the elections, who decides who the candidates are, who says how, when, and where to vote, who announces who wins, and who says whether the election was legal or not. ...[P]eople have to learn for themselves that no one will solve their problems for them, but that instead we have to solve them ourselves, as organized collectives. It is the... more »

John Perkins - Confessions of an Economic Hitman - the animated short film by Studio Joho

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 10 hours ago
Obviously, Free Planet had heard this controversial interview with IMF-whistleblower John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman, several years ago via the Alex Jones Show but I've just re-discovered it thanks to the sterling two-minute animation effort from Studio Joho. This is brilliant, and gut-wrenchingly real.

Busy, busy, busy..... and a bit fed up!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
But, have no fear, something new will appear!

Jerusalem clashes 'may ignite violence beyond its walls' - BBC News scum at it again

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34262947 contains this line that has really pissed me off: 'Al-Aqsa is one of Islam's holiest sites and is in the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif site also revered by Jews.' The site would be the holiest in Judaism being the site of The Temple were it not for the fact that The Temple had been destroyed and a Mosque built on top of it. All that is left of The Jewish Temple is one of its retaining walls, the Western or Wailing Wall The BBC should know this but if they don't they should bloody well learn. If they do know this ... more »

Trump’s Huge Texas Rally Rivals Obama’s 2008 Crowds

Washington Examiner/Byron York at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Trump Dallas Rally-400] Donald Trump’s rally at the American Airlines Center Monday night boasted the crowd size, the intensity, the hero worship and level of excitement not seen since Democrats packed Barack Obama’s rallies in 2008 and 2012. It was a new experience... Continue reading *“Trump’s Huge Texas Rally Rivals Obama’s 2008 Crowds”* at *washingtonexaminer.com*.

Flooding at Fukushima Daiichi and Daini

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
There have been multiple reports of flooding in Northern Japan because of heavy rains and of water "leaks" at Fukushima. I'll post summaries and links at the bottom of this post. I've not seen anything unusual at Fukushima Daiichi over the last few days. Emissions continue in their ordinary fashion. Some Webcam watchers think that waves reached reactor building 1. Emissions were quite high from reactor unit 1 several days ago but the last two days have been quieter there. Emissions from the unit 3 area have been rather routine, although some days are worse than others. So, the ... more »

Kim Davis: Why a Billboard Was Waiting For Her

The Christian Science Monitor at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: billboard - 447] Kim Davis is back at work after serving time in a Kentucky jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs. But her cause will now be fought out on billboards. A billboard near the Rowan County... Continue reading *“Kim Davis: Why a Billboard Was Waiting For Her”* at *csmonitor.com*.

Biden Met Secretly with Elizabeth Warren: What's the Takeaway?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* I'm starting to look at the Biden surge (the surge in news stories about him), and think I see three things happening: - A media push by the Biden camp to position him as the "acceptable mainstream alternative" to Sanders - A quiet push by the Biden camp to make sure insiders know he's available if the non-Sanders frontrunner "stumbles" - A media push by the Biden camp to make him acceptable to Sanders supporters The goal would be to allow Democrats to swap out one Establishment-friendly candidate with another, bypassing the anti-Esta... more »

Shelby Foote & Walker Percy: Correspondence, Civil War, Quotes, Biography (1997)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*Wikipedia:* Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. (November 17, 1916 – June 27, 2005) was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a massive, three-volume history of the war. With geographic and cultural roots in the Mississippi Delta, Foote's life and writing paralleled the radical shift from the agrarian planter system of the Old South to the Civil Rights era of the New South. Foote was relatively unknown to the general public for most of his life until his appearance in Ken Burns's PBS documentary The Civil War in 1990, where he introduced a generation of Amer... more »

A Look At The Islamic State's Weaponry And Military Hardware

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer) *FOX News:* *Cold War weaponry and modern military hardware: Inside the ISIS arsenal* In January the U.S. Central Command announced that U.S. and coalition airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria destroyed some 184 Humvees, 58 tanks and nearly 700 other vehicles. The number of ISIS military vehicles destroyed may seem significant, but is really just a drop in the bucket compared to the militants' overall firepower. While specif... more »

Former Finnish President: West Ignored Russia's 2012 Peace Plan That Would Have Removed Syrian President Assad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Martti Ahtisaari with Ali Larijani, Speaker of Iran's Parliament. Photos: Morteza Nikoubazl, The Elders *The Guardian:* *West 'ignored Russian offer in 2012 to have Syria's Assad step aside'* Exclusive: Senior negotiator describes rejection of alleged proposal – since which time tens of thousands have been killed and millions displaced Russia proposed more than three years ago that Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, could step down as part of a peace deal, according to a senior negotiator involved in back-channel discussions at the time. Former Finnish president and Nobel peace p... more »

Federal Data: U.S. Annually Admits Quarter of a Million Muslim Migrants

Breitbart at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: migrants6 - 400] A Breitbart News review of State Department and Homeland Security data reveals that the United States already admits more than a quarter of a million Muslim migrants each year. President Obama intends to add another 10,000 Syrian migrants on top of... Continue reading *“Federal Data: U.S. Annually Admits Quarter of a Million Muslim Migrants”* at *breitbart.com*.

Pastor Stops Potential Texas Church Massacre

The Blaze at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Gun Bible Church Shooting - 400] Rasheed Abdul Aziz walked into a Texas church Sunday afternoon dressed in camouflage pants, tactical vest, boots and a camouflage helmet. A pistol rested in his waistband. He would later proclaim that he was on a mission from Allah, witnesses... Continue reading *“Pastor Stops Potential Texas Church Massacre”* at *theblaze.com*.

“Fabricated results” retract JAMA clinical trial, plus a sub-analysis of the data

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A JAMA clinical trial that suggested a blood pressure drug could help patients increase their physical fitness, and a sub-analysis of those data, have been retracted after “an admission of fabricated results” by the first author on both papers. The three-year clinical trial was published in JAMA in 2013. It was retracted this morning. The trial found […] The post “Fabricated results” retract JAMA clinical trial, plus a sub-analysis of the data appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Planned Parenthood Boasts in Video 10: “Everything We Provide Is Fresh.”

Anika Smith at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: 10th Planned Parenthood Video Fresh - 900] In an undercover video released today, Planned Parenthood executives explain how they hope to profit from the sale of baby parts. They also admit how nervous they are about the prospect of getting caught, and brag about the freshness of their... more »

Russian President Putin: Will Continue To Send Military Supplies To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Russia to Continue Military Support to Assad Government, Says Vladimir Putin* *U.S. officials have sounded the alarm over a more robust Russian military presence in Syria* MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said his government would continue to deliver military assistance to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, amid concerns over Moscow’s military buildup in the Middle Eastern country. “We support the government of Syria in its effort to counter terrorist aggression,” Mr. Putin said at a security summit in Dushanbe, the capital of the Cent... more »

Many North Koreans Facing Starvation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
North Koreans distribute imported sacks of flour on the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong *Voice of America:* *FAO: N. Korea Food Distribution Dangerously Low* Food distribution in North Korea has dropped to dangerous levels, according to a United Nation's food agency. The country is distributing an average of 250 grams of daily food rations per person, a 21 percent decline from a three-year average, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Monday. The figure is less than half of the minimum amoun... more »

The Redistributive State

Robert Rector at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: taxes money] This week, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual report on income and income inequality. Historically, the official Census figures on inequality are misleading because they fail to account for most government fiscal redistribution. The high taxes paid by... more »

Blinders about the Tories

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 12 hours ago
Harper has been in power for long time now. One of his main tricks for maintaining power is maintaining the illusion of invulnerability. Every question, every answer follows a script. Access to him is tightly controlled. His MPs and staff are tightly controlled. This creates the illusion of a man and party built like an impregnable fortress. So scripted and rehearsed, he's built the myth of the

Corbyn, Sanders and the Electorate's Move to the NDP

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago
The stunning landslide victory of leftist Labourite Jeremy Corbyn over his Blairist rivals is part of a larger global phenomenon. It is the same thing propelling US pseudo-socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' surprisingly robust campaign for the Democratic nomination against the militarist-corporate Hillary Clinton. It is the same thing that saw a left-wing coalition elected in Greece (only to be betrayed, it seems, by what appears to be excessive pragmatism). It is the same thing that saw millions of Canadian voters turn to the NDP in the last federal election. It's testimony... more »

Plagiarism count for mathematician updated to four papers

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
After we reported on a retraction for a 13-year old paper by Mohammed Aassila, a reader alerted us to two retractions and an editorial notice for the mathematician. Each of the notes is several years old. That makes a total of four problematic papers for Aassila. Each is plagued by the same thing: plagiarism. Here is […] The post Plagiarism count for mathematician updated to four papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

North Korea Prepares For New Long-Range Rocket Launches

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian: **North Korea hints at long-range rocket launch to mark party anniversary* Key official announces new kind of satellite and says it will blast off when country’s rulers see fit – raising tensions over banned nuclear missile programme North Korea has hinted at a possible satellite launch, fuelling speculation that it might attempt to fire a long-range rocket to coincide with a key political anniversary in October. Any such launch would invite fresh international sanctions and jeopardise a reunion being organised with South Korea of families divided by the 1950-53 K... more »

U.S. Airman to Receive Purple Heart for France Train Heroics

Air Force Times at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Spencer Stone-400] Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero around the world for helping stop a gunman’s planned rampage on a train in France last month, will receive the Purple Heart, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Monday. Defense... Continue reading *“U.S. Airman to Receive Purple Heart for France Train Heroics”* at *airforcetimes.com*.

North Korea Says It Has Restarted Its Main Nuclear Bomb Plant. Threatens Nuclear War Against the U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *North Korea says it has restarted all its nuclear bomb fuel plants* Announcement on state media says country is ready at ‘any time’ to use nuclear weapons against the US and others. North Korea says it has revamped and restarted all its atomic bomb fuel production plants, and warned that it is ready “at any time” to use nuclear weapons against the US and other “hostile” countries. While Tuesday’s announcement will further worsen relations between Pyongyang and the rest of the world, the move is being seen as an attempt to pressure Washington into restarting talks... more »

World News Briefs -- September 15, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC*: *Migrant crisis: Hungary declares emergency at Serbia border* Hungary has declared a state of emergency in two southern counties as tough new laws to stop migrants entering illegally came into force. Police said they had arrested 60 people accused of trying to breach a razor-wire fence on the border with Serbia. The state of emergency gives police extra powers and would allow troop deployments if parliament approves. The EU is facing a huge influx of migrants, many fleeing conflict and poverty in countries including Syria. *MIDDLE EAST* Syrian refugee count nears* 2 milli... more »

Devo Co-Founder Apologizes for 9/11-Themed Wedding

New York Daily News at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Jerry Casale-400] Devo bassist Jerry Casale claims he was “set up.” The musician, 67, and his bride, 26-year-old Krista Napp, became the source of public outrage after photos, obtained by TMZ, showed them with a wedding cake baked in the shape of the... Continue reading *“Devo Co-Founder Apologizes for 9/11-Themed Wedding”* at *nydailynews.com*.

Trump: U.S. is ‘Dumping Ground’ for Rest of World

AP/STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Phoenix] DALLAS (AP) -- Renewing his charge against illegal immigration, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday called the United States “a dumping ground for the rest of the world” as he rallied thousands of Texas supporters behind his fiery candidacy... more »

Why Politics Can’t Drive the Gospel

Russell Moore at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: church_and_state_montage2] One of the reasons I say that it is good for American Christianity to no longer think of itself as a "moral majority" is that such a mentality obscures the strangeness of the gospel. When a vision of Christian political engagement... Continue reading *“Why Politics Can’t Drive the Gospel”* at *russellmoore.com*.

5 Facts about America’s Refugee Policy

Acton Institute/Joe Carter at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Muslims] Recently a number of religious groups--including some connected to the World Council of Churches and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops--have urged the U.S. government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees this coming fiscal year, in addition to increasing the total... Continue reading *“5 Facts about America’s Refugee Policy”* at *blog.acton.org*.

As Pope Set to Visit, Church Has Boosted Social Work in Cuba

AP/ANDREA R. RODRIGUEZ at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Pope Visit Cuba_900] HAVANA (AP) -- As vespers drew to a close at the St. Egidio Catholic community center, a dozen homeless men in threadbare pants and rumpled T-shirts shuffled into a side room where volunteers handed out cups of soda and soft... more »

This Is Amazing: Jewish Controlled Media Spins Florida JEWISH "ISIS" Fraud Terrorist Tale Claiming He Was Fighting For Free Speech! (This Is No Joke)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
In my weekend rant, I did touch upon the recent arrest of that 20 year old JEWISH man who was impersonating a "terrorist" (No shock here..) and was running the fraud of ISIS in America calling himself "Australi Witness" (Still no shock here...)... Further reports have come out since that show that this JEWISH man was fomenting an attack in America, in Kansas City Missouri, where he was going to use "pressure cooker" bombs..(Where have we seen those before? Does the fake Boston Bombing come to mind?)... "Luckily" the FBI in America got wind of this criminal and were able to arrest t... more »

Uruguay: Fascinating Event During Spain-Uruguay Flight, 1983

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 13 hours ago
*Source: Uruguay Ovni and Planeta UFODate: September 15, 2015* *Uruguay: Fascinating Event During Spain-Uruguay Flight, 1983* *TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN - I have wanted to put down my experience in writing for a long time. I don't recall the date, but it would have been April, when I usually took my vacations. The most shocking feature was the way it traveled, its size, comparable to a Boeing airplane, motionless and cross-shaped. Its appearance, while not shiny, resembled an aluminum pot. Thanks for taking the time to read about my encounter. Regards, M.L.* *Personal information:* ... more »

mystery art post, I love these images, who are they by?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
just like it says in the title, "I'm fucking obsessed with these stunning paintings (I suspect they're digital retouchings of photos in something like Painter) and want to discover the artist," can anyone help?


bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015Part 2—Score gains in Grade 12 math:* Have high school seniors been doing less well in math in recent years? In theory, that’s an important question. In practice, such questions mainly exist to let our journalists and “educational experts” repeat standard establishment narratives: *Nothing is working in our schools! Our teachers, with their infernal unions, have foiled education reform!* Have high school seniors been doing less well in math? For various reasons, it’s a hard question to answer. But as you may recall, the Washington Post seemed to think ... more »

Smart Home Giveaway including Apple Watch, Apple TV and Amazon Echo!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
I am thrilled to bring you this giveaway! It has all of the best things to help automate your home. We have an Amazon Echo and we absolutely love it! I would hate to go back to life without Alexa. Use the form below to enter! Did you know that a hacker can hack into your baby’s video monitor or your home security cameras and spy on your family? That’s pretty terrifying. Even with traditional internet security measures, it’s not that hard to do if you know what you’re doing. Another scary fact: half of American adults have been hacked in the last year, and over 70% of connected home d... more »

Iraq’s Judiciary Resistant To Reforms

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Iraq’s newest protest movement has come to focus upon the country’s judiciary. Demands have been made to prosecute crooked officials and get rid of the chief judge Medhat Mahmoud who is seen as part of the corrupt system. Their voices have been joined by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani who has brought up judicial reform as well. The judges have responded with promises of greater action, but this is just meant to stave off any real change. Starting in August demonstrators began calling for Iraq’s judges to be reformed and the head of the Supreme Judicial Council Medhat Mahmoud to b... more »

Nashville Prep Chooses Inappropriate Novel and Then Censors It for Students

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Nashville Prep is one of those total compliance chain gang schools where children are treated more like prisoners than pupils. Despite the propaganda spread by the school regarding its top testing status, state testing shows a more mixed picture (Blue is highest, red is lowest). Note the direction test results take over time. But this is not about Nashville Prep's propaganda but, rather, its arrogant and ignorant decision to, 1) select a high school novel for middle school students to read, and 2) to censor parts of the novel without regard to the the integrity of the work or to ... more »

Cyberthreat Posed by China and Iran Confounds White House

The New York Times at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: President Obama talks about cyberthreat] WASHINGTON -- A question from a member of the Pentagon's new cyberwarfare unit the other day prompted President Obama to voice his frustration about America's seeming inability to deter a growing wave of computer attacks, and to vow to confront the... Continue reading *“Cyberthreat Posed by China and Iran Confounds White House”* at *nytimes.com*.

‘It’s a War': A Look at How the U.S. and Its Allies Are Fighting ISIS

Nolan Peterson at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: War on ISIS USAF] U.S. ARMED FORCES, Southwest Asia -- It's dinnertime at the DFAC (the military acronym for chow hall) at this remote desert base somewhere in the Persian Gulf region. As they eat, a group of four U.S. Air Force A-10 pilots... more »

New York City’s Latest Attempt to Control Uber

Jason Snead at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Uber - 900] Earlier this year, when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to cap the growth of Uber and other ridesharing companies, he was forced to back down. The public, it seems, likes the convenient and reliable services these companies... more »

The Ousting of Tony Abbott: Australia’s Success Story in Crisis

The American Spectator/Samuel Gregg at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Tony Abbott - 400] When visiting my native Australia in late-July this year, I was invited to attend a book-launch at the New South Wales state parliament in Sydney. The main speaker was the now ex-Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. It breaks no confidence... Continue reading *“The Ousting of Tony Abbott: Australia’s Success Story in Crisis”* at *spectator.org*.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 15, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Digital Trends:* *No blind spots here: This immersive new helmet creates a complete VR environment for F-35 fighter pilots* After years of development marred by delays and cost overruns, the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is beginning to reach milestones as it moves closer to its role as the military’s top fighter jet. Besides its amazing vertical take off and maneuverability in the air, the fighter also features some slick technology on the inside, including an advanced pilot helmet — previewed by Wired — which would knock the socks off any science-fi... more »

Touch To The Stars......A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
*Touch to the stars, yet keep your feet firmly upon this Earth of yours. You are loved by so many, yet cannot be seen but by a few. Be firm in your principles and honest in all dealings. Trust in your own inner skills and ability to prosper in this world of men. Let not fear be your guiding light, but let love and kindness light your way in the days ahead.* M.N. Hopkins

10 Reasons To Smile

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago

Grey September : Lufthansa, The Germanwings Disaster and the Deep State

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
Grey September : Lufthansa, The Germanwings Disaster and the Deep State from Spike1138 on Vimeo. *Q:* *What is 'droning an aircraft'?* * Wayne Madsen :* *"Well, taking a commercial plane and putting drone technology on it so that you can fly it remotely... And Lufthansa, apparently, had developed that technology back with their anti-hijacking efforts, back when they had a couple of planes hijacked by Palestinians.."*

Lesson learned: “What makes a journal great?” essay pulled for plagiarism

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
In 2011, a Nigerian journal published an essay entitled “What Makes a Journal Great” by its newly appointed editor, outlining his editorial philosophy — a philosophy that apparently includes lifting text from another source. That’s right — the Nigerian Medical Journal is now retracting the essay by Francis A. Uba, a surgeon who currently is provost of the […] The post Lesson learned: “What makes a journal great?” essay pulled for plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Is A Political Earthquake Happening In The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
ROCK STAR: 'The Donald' has become America's energetic contrarian-in-chief, wowing crowds with talk of a political 'movement' designed to 'Make America Great Again' *Daily Mail: **Trump hammers 'this sanctuary cities crap' and jokes about replacing Obamacare with 'Donaldcare' as women CRY with joy and 20,000 enthralled Texans roar 90 minute speech* * Republican front-runner gave the longest speech of any major party candidate in the 2016 presidential election * American Airlines center was packed to the rafters with Texans who came to hear The Donald speak * 'We've got a president ... more »

What’s Behind Hillary Clinton’s Drop in the Polls?

Bloomberg at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Sorry for What, Hillary?] All summer long, Hillary Clinton’s support from Democratic voters has withered. In poll after poll, the slide has been captured in close to real time as the former secretary of state campaigns for president while struggling to contain the fallout... Continue reading *“What’s Behind Hillary Clinton’s Drop in the Polls?”* at *bloomberg.com*.

"Shedding Light on Ourselves: Parts that Don’t Want to Heal"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Shedding Light on Ourselves: **Parts that Don’t Want to Heal"* by The DailyOm "When we choose that which is not best for us, there can be a deep seated part of us that does not want to heal. In almost every case, we know what is best for us in our lives, from the relationships we create to the food we eat. Still, somewhat mysteriously, it is often difficult to make the right choices for ourselves. We find ourselves hanging out with someone who leaves us feeling drained or choosing to eat fast food over a salad. We go through phases where we stop doing yoga or taking vitamins, even... more »

Goth Counselling with Grant Morrison

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago

"Even Darkness Must Pass..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Sam: "It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn't want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it's only a passing thing, this shadow, even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it'll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why. But I think Mr. Frodo, I do understand, I kno... more »

"The Door In The Wall..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend.” – Aldous Huxley

The Poet: Wendell Berry, “Leavings”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Leavings”* “In time a man disappears from his lifelong fields, from the streams he has walked beside, from the woods where he sat and waited. Thinking of this, he seems to miss himself in those places as if always he has been there. But first he must disappear, and this he foresees with hope, with thanks. Let others come.” - Wendell Berry

“Stress: Are You Sick With Worry?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Stress: Are You Sick With Worry?”* by Jordan Lite “You're probably familiar with the insidious effects of stress on your sleep quality and its link to anxiety and depression. Now growing body of evidence suggests that stress can take a physical toll, too, damaging everything from your heart to your immune system. It may even shorten your lifespan. "Chronic emotional stress can affect virtually every organ system in negative ways," says Dean Ornish, M.D., founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, Calif. "But stress is not simply a function of... more »

Musical Interlude: Celtic Spirit, "Medley: Miller's Crossing, The Kiss, Last Of The Mohicans"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Celtic Spirit, "Medley: Miller's Crossing, The Kiss, Last Of The Mohicans" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AzrQ41ZmP4

Thinkingaboot Number one, ichi ban Boys are Stupid Throw Rocks at them!

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 15 hours ago
Stupid things we used to do. · Drive without seatbelts · Drink and drive · Drive stoned · Put pesticides on our lawns · Smoke tobacco · Believe the government · Use leaded gas · Leave cars idling · Discriminate based upon race, color or sexual orientation · Not allow mothers to choose if they wanted to bring a child to term · Lock people up for smoking pot · Not take advantage of the wind and sun to make electricity · Use Agent Orange to defoliate hydro lines · Wear wool sweaters and socks to play hockey · Play hockey without helmets · Think women were best kept bare foot ... more »

God's Agent

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
https://www.flickr.com/ Stephen Harper doesn't talk about his evangelical religion. But its footprints are all over his policies. Andrew Nikiforuk writes in the Tyee: Most Canadians still don't even know that Harper has been a long-time member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, an evangelical church established by a Canadian nearly 100 years ago. It has a wide following in Alberta. Harper's church believes that Jesus Christ will return to Earth in an apocalypse that is "imminent." It does not support abortion and homo... more »

Grilled Teriyaki Kabobs

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
When it comes to grilling there are few things as iconic as kabobs. They look so pretty and yummy. But if you've never made them, you may wonder just how to do it. Fortunately, it's super quick and easy to make kabobs. With minimal effort you can put together a delicious and healthy dinner. *INGREDIENTS* 1-2 lbs. beef stew meat ½ cup teriyaki marinade 1 pkg mushrooms, halved 1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks ½ pineapple, cut into chunks 1-2 zucchini, cut into ¼-inch thick rounds Olive oil Salt and pepper *PREPARATION* 1. Place stew meat and teriyaki marinade in a Ziploc b... more »

Alan Grayson-- In The Proud Tradition Of Lawton Chiles

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
When Schumer calls Democratic donors to demand they not help fund Alan Grayson's campaign for the open Florida Senate seat, he never says, "We need another Wall Street whore like me, not someone with a record of holding banksters accountable like that damn Elizabeth Warren." No, he never says that. Instead he says, "Grayson is not electable in a purple state like Florida. We need someone more middle of the road... and have I got the boy for you." That would be "ex"-Republican spoiled brat Patrick Murphy, who has spent his two terms in Congress voting with the GOP-- even to authori... more »

Is Iran's Supreme Leader Also The Country's Richest Person?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Iranian demonstrators carry posters depicting Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini during a rally marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Tehran July 10, 2015. REUTERS/STRINGER/TIMA *Reuters:* *Conglomerate controlled by Iran's supreme leader a winner from nuclear deal* The historic nuclear deal reached between Iran and major world powers has yet to be implemented, but one clear winner has emerged: Iran's highest authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Khamenei has yet to publicly back the accord, which lifts some sanctions o... more »

Bernie Sanders Attempts to Sway Conservatives at Liberty University

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders Virginia Rally_900] Sen. Bernie Sanders, the far-left leaning presidential candidate from Vermont, paid a visit to Liberty University Monday morning in an attempt to woo students at the traditionally conservative institution. Sanders, who has been gaining momentum in the polls, acknowledged his views on... more »

Francis Appoints New Bishop for Scandal-Rocked US Diocese of Kansas City

National Catholic Register at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Kansas City] Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for the diocese in the U.S. heartland that became an international symbol of church failings in the sexual abuse crisis, less than five months after the unusual resignation of its former leader. Bishop James... Continue reading *“Francis Appoints New Bishop for Scandal-Rocked US Diocese of Kansas City”* at *ncronline.org*.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Texas professor sparks outrage after he bans students from saying: 'God Bless you' in class if someone sneezes* A Texas professor has sparked outrage after he banned students from saying 'God Bless you' in class if someone sneezes 'because it could be disruptive.' The professor from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has not been named, but his unusual list of demands have gone viral on social media. In a long list of do's and don't for the new college year, the professor detailed a list of demands that students should follow. It included: 'Please refrain from saying, '... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Another Greenie romanticizer* *It's not easy to tell what would be the ideal state of affairs for a Greenie -- probably because there isn't one. There is no such thing as a happy Greenie. They have antipathies rather than goals. Insofar as they do have goals, however, the leading candidate would be "sustainability" -- but what that means is not at all clear. Modern industrial civilization would have to be regarded as highly sustainable because of the way it goes from strength to strength and creates new resources all the time. A lot of the oil and gas presently... more »

Suspect in 2 Mississippi Killings Dies of Apparent Suicide

AP/JEFF AMY & ROGELIO SOLIS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Delta State University The Quad_900] GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- After an intense manhunt, authorities in Mississippi said a college instructor wanted in the deaths of a woman he lived with and a university professor he worked with died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound as... more »

Knock Knock. Who’s there? Pope Francis, Apparently

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: capitalism] The Pope, a priest, and Bill Murray walk into a bar... Just kidding. Sort of. But if you can come up with a funny ending to that joke, you should "donate" it to the just-launched Joke with the Pope campaign,... Continue reading *“Knock Knock. Who’s there? Pope Francis, Apparently”* at *catholicnewsagency.com*.

Why the Fed Is Likely to Stand Pat This Week

Bloomberg at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: The_Fed_Federal_Reserve] While the central bank was likely prepared to raise interest rates this month at the conclusion of the last FOMC meeting, deteriorating global economic conditions and market volatility will likely derail those plans. Nor is the inflation picture particularly supportive at... Continue reading *“Why the Fed Is Likely to Stand Pat This Week”* at *bloomberg.com*.

Global Warming Reparations?: Poor Nations Want U.S. to Pay for Extreme Weather

USA Today at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: reparations] Poorer nations suffering from extreme weather disasters, so much so that their citizens are seeking refuge in safer terrains outside their borders, want rich nations like the United States to pay for reparations and to relocate populations. Preparatory talks ahead... Continue reading *“Global Warming Reparations?: Poor Nations Want U.S. to Pay for Extreme Weather”* at *usatoday.com*.

How the Work of Local Religious Institutions Can Help Prevent Violence

Political Violence at a Glance at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: violence] What is the main source of violent conflict in the world? If you judged solely by media reports you might assume that religion would be at the top of the list. Today, for example, there is news that Islamic State --... Continue reading *“How the Work of Local Religious Institutions Can Help Prevent Violence”* at *politicalviolenceataglance.org*.

Kentucky Trooper Tried to Help Suspect before Fatal Shooting

AP/BRUCE SCHREINER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Joseph Cameron Ponder_900] EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky State Police trooper wanted to do a favor for the driver he pulled over late at night. It turned out the man was driving with a suspended license, so the lawman was arranging for... more »

North Korea Warns It Has Restarted All Nuclear Bomb Fuel Plants

AP/HYUNG-JIN KIM & FOSTER KLUG at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: North Korea nuclear weapons_900] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A day after threatening long-range rocket launches, North Korea declared Tuesday that it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants so it can produce more -- and more sophisticated -- nuclear weapons.... more »

Fukushima Dumps First Batch of Once-Radioactive Water in Sea

Yahoo News at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Fukushima] Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Monday began releasing previously contaminated water into the sea, but the man tasked with preventing another meltdown warned other highly radioactive fluid still stored on site could pose a major threat. Tokyo... Continue reading *“Fukushima Dumps First Batch of Once-Radioactive Water in Sea”* at *news.yahoo.com*.

Hungary to Deploy Army to Stop Migrants at Border

AP/VANESSA GERA & PABLO GORONDI at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Hungary Serbia border control migrant crisis_900] BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in two of its southeastern counties in response to the migration crisis, a move that paves the way to deploy the army to the border with Serbia to... more »

Jon Snow Interviews John McDonnell

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 17 hours ago
A very interesting interview with the new shadow chancellor. John outlines his vision and explains his much-trailed remarks about the IRA. (H/T @eddietruman)

The Poet: Antonio Machado, "Is My Soul Asleep?

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Is My Soul Asleep?* "Is my soul asleep? Have those beehives that work in the night stopped? And the waterwheel of thought, is it going around now, cups empty, carrying only shadows? No, my soul is not asleep. It is awake, wide awake. It neither sleeps nor dreams, but watches, its eyes wide open far-off things, and listens at the shores of the great silence." - Antonio Machado

“What's a ‘Shrew's Fiddle?'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“What's a ‘Shrew's Fiddle?'" * by The Telegraph *"Shrew's Fiddle:* A variant on the yoke, this was used to punish quarrelsome women. A shrew’s fiddle designed for an individual woman resembled a violin, hence the name. The double version was used to punish women who quarrelled with each other. Thus restrained, they would be obliged to face each other until the argument was resolved and they were suitably penitent, which could take some time." • *"Women Less Tolerant of Each Other Than Men Are”* by The Telegraph "The research, published in the US journal “Psychological Science,” fou... more »

History: "The Cathars: 'Kill Them All, God Will Know His Own.'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"The Cathars:* *'Kill Them All, God Will Know His Own.'"* by Laura Knight-Jadczyk “'Kill them all, God will know His own.' A chronicler reported that Arnold Amaury, the monk who led the Albigensian Crusade, uttered this catchphrase outside the city of Beziers on July 22, 1209. His crusaders had asked him how to tell the Catholic believers from the Cathar Heretics. Arnold's instructions were followed, and the entire population of Beziers - some 20,000 men, women and children - were indiscriminately murdered. No one really knows if Arnold really said what was reported, but what is ... more »

Baling out

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The BBC showed a notable lack of interest in the Israeli PM’s whistle-stop visit to the UK. Blink and you missed it. Apparently he pulled out of the Andrew Marr show, and Marr quipped that baling out of the show was the one thing Corbyn and Netanyahu had in common. I thought I’d tear myself away from wall-to-wall Corbyn for a minute to mention a discussion on Thursday’s Daily Politics inspired by Netanyahu’s visit Jo Coburn in the chair. Participating: James Sorene of the British Israel Communications and Research Centre, MP Richard Burden of Labour Friends of Palestine and Toby ... more »

Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, “America”; "American Tune"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “America” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W773ZPJhcVw Simon & Garfunkel, "American Tune" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_rq7Z18_mg *"American Tune"* "Many's the time I've been mistaken, and many times confused. Yes and I've often felt forsaken, and certainly misused. Ah, but I'm alright, I'm alright, I'm just weary thru my bones. Still you don't expect to be bright and bon-vivant So far away from home, so far away from home. And I don't know a soul who's not been battered, I don't have a friend who feels at ease, I don't know a dream that's not been shattered o... more »

EU funds: blackmail will probably lead to dissolution of EU

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
No miraculous cure has succeeded in Greece but the issue splitting the EU is totally different than it was 2 or 3 months ago. Almost no one cares about the Greek finances these days; almost all the tension in Europe is about the wave of illegal immigrants flowing from the Muslim world. Half a million of migrants have crossed the external EU border since the beginning of this year. *Central Europe* Tens of thousands of illegals came to Germany during the last weekend. Certain politicians suddenly realized that their "welcoming" policies (the Chancellor has previously said that eve... more »

Lebanese Minister: Two In Every 100 Syrian Migrants Are Islamic State Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Sed El Boucrieh School with Lebanese Education minister, Elias Bou Saab, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 14, 2015. He spoke during a visit to Lebanon, which some cast as PR stunt. Reuters/Stefan Rousseau *Daily Mail:* *Two in every 100 Syrian migrants are ISIS fighters, PM is warned: Lebanese minister tells Cameron jihadists are coming 'under cover' to attack the West * * Two in every 100 Syrian migrants are ISIS fighters, PM has been warned * Lebanese education minister said jihadists were being sent 'under cover' * If true, it could mean up to 40... more »

The BBC's Credibility Crisis is Terminal

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
*September 15, 2015* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The BBC is seeking to establish a Russian version of its World Service. It claims it must do so to counter the well-funded "propaganda" of Russia's RT. The UK Independent's article, "BBC to face down Vladimir Putin with plan for new World Service Russian TV channel," claims: *The BBC is proposing to set up a new World Service satellite news channel for Russian speakers, in a direct challenge to Russia Today, the Kremlin-funded television service found guilty of impartiality breaches. * *The World Service would expand services in Russia, No... more »

U.S. Military And U.S. Intelligence Will Now Monitor Their Spy Satellite Feeds From One Location

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Defense Systems*: *DOD, intel community building joint space ops center* The Defense Department and the Intelligence Community will soon be able to monitor all of their spy satellite feeds from one location, a move that will not only facilitate information sharing but will also allow for integrated testing of new capabilities. DOD is in the process of establishing the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC), along with the U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command and the IC at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., according to an announc... more »

Marines In Gender-Integrated Infantry Unit Dispute Navy Secretary Ray Mabus' Comments

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Navy secretary threw us ‘under the bus,’ say Marines in gender-integrated infantry unit* Marines involved in a controversial experiment evaluating a gender-integrated infantry unit say they feel betrayed by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus after he criticized the results of a nine-month study that found women are injured more frequently and shoot less accurately in simulated combat conditions. “Our secretary of the Navy completely rolled the Marine Corps and the entire staff that was involved in putting this [experiment] in place under the bus,” said Sgt. Danielle Bec... more »

Aurora’s Orion UAV in storage after USAF world-record flight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Aurora's Orion UAV]The US Air Force appears to have no room for Aurora Flight Sciences’ long-endurance Orion unmanned aerial vehicle in its inventory, despite the aircraft successfully demonstrating 80 hours of endurance in a world-record flight last December. The aircraft is designed to operate for 120 hours (five days) and recently completed its flight demonstration programme. It is now sitting idle in an Aurora hangar with no mission and little hope of being fielded by the air force after five years of development. Read more

Poland to Receive U.S. cruise missiles

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AGM-158 JASSM]The Polish Air Force is receiving Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles from Lockheed Martin for its fleet of F-16 fighters. The contract for the air-to-ground cruise missiles comes as a result of a U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal for Poland announced last year. That package, worth about $500 million, was for 40 AGM-158 JASSM missiles and upgrades to the aircraft. Read more

US Air Force to Deploy More A-10s to Europe This Month, General Says

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: A-10 Thunderbolt II]The U.S. Air Force this month plans to deploy another squadron of A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft to support NATO allies amid Russian military activity in the region, a top general said. The 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia will send a dozen more of the Cold War-era gunships, known as Warthogs, as part of a second theater security package, Gen. Frank Gorenc, the service's European commander, said during a briefing with reporters Monday at the Air and Space Conference. The plane will join a number of U.S. aircraft that have recently flown m... more »

Taurus missiles for F-15K jets poorly inspected

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: F-15K Eagle]The military failed to test-fire Taurus cruise missiles for its F-15K fighter jets before signing a $450 million contract in 2013 to purchase the missiles, a lawmaker claimed Monday. According to Rep. Kim Kwang-jin of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), the Defense Acquisition Program Administration bought some 180 Taurus long-range cruise missiles from German-Swedish joint venture Taurus Systems in November 2013. The military sought to enhance the Air Force's deep precision strike capability amid growing threats from North Korea through the 532-bill... more »

No blind spots here: This immersive new helmet creates a complete VR environment for F-35 fighter pilots

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
After years of development marred by delays and cost overruns, the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is beginning to reach milestones as it moves closer to its role as the military’s top fighter jet. Besides its amazing vertical take off and maneuverability in the air, the fighter also features some slick technology on the inside, including an advanced pilot helmet — previewed by Wired — which would knock the socks off any science-fiction fan. Built by defense contractor Rockwell Collins over the past five years, the new F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Displa... more »

Saab to support Polish Air Force’s MiG-29 modernisation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Polish MiG-29 Fulcrum]Saab has signed a teaming agreement with Poland's Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze Nr 2 for the Polish Air Force's MiG-29 fleet modernisation programme. The latest agreement will enable the aircraft to feature Saab's electronic warfare self-protection systems. In addition, the agreement will offer Saab an opportunity to cooperate on the modernisation of other systems in use with the Polish Air Force. Saab Electronic Warfare head Carl-Johan Bergholm said: "As an international supplier of electronic warfare systems, Saab fully recognises the importance of findi... more »

Saab's Giraffe AMB Gets Counter-Unmanned Air Systems Capabilities

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Giraffe AMB]Saab has demonstrated ‘Enhanced Low, Slow and Small’ (ELSS) function for its Giraffe AMB radar to counter-Unmanned Air Systems (UAS). This allows the Giraffe AMB to undertake dedicated operations, while conducting its full suite of regular air surveillance functions. The new ELSS function was demonstrated in April during a UK-government sponsored trial to test and evaluate radar performance against demanding air targets in a complex environment. Read more

Haijing 2901: China's heavily armed patrol boat may provoke escalation

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Haijing 2901]China is deploying its largest maritime patrol vessel, the Haijing 2901 to the eastern island of Zhoushan for a potential war of attrition with Japan over the disputed East China Sea, according to the Tokyo-based Sankei Shimbun on Sept. 13. It has been Japan's policy to deploy its coast guard vessels instead of warships to prevent its territorial conflict with China over the Diaoyutai islands (Diaoyu to China, Senkaku to Japan, which controls them), from escalating into a full-scale war. The deployment of the Haijing 2901, which is also the world's largest mar... more »

If Pentagon cancels third Zumwalt destroyer, ‘a lot of work lost’ at BIW

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Zumwalt class DDG under construction]The Pentagon is considering whether to cancel construction of one of the next-generation destroyers being built at Bath Iron Works, a move that would imperil jobs at Maine’s fifth-largest private employer. Several reports said the Defense Department is trying to decide whether to complete construction of the USS Lyndon B. Johnson, the last of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, even though the vessel already is more than 40 percent complete. It’s a topic “to be reviewed in the next few weeks” by teams formed by the Pentagon’s independent cos... more »

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Selected to Supply Full Integrated Bridge Systems to the Royal Thai Navy

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Royal Thai Navy future frigate]Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has been selected to supply full Integrated Bridge Systems (IBS) to the Royal Thai Navy's future frigates. The contract is to supply a full IBS system to the Royal Thai Navy through the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering shipyard, with options for three additional systems. The IBS includes the VisionMaster™ FT family of products and navigation systems such as NAVIGAT™ X MK1 gyrocompass, NAVIKNOT™ speed log, a Warship Automatic Identification System, and a Voyage Data Recorder (... more »

Homeland Security Taking To The Sky In Drug Smuggling Fight

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: P-3 AEW US Customs and Border Protection]As soon as the aging P-3 surveillance plane rumbles off the island runway, a crew of three agents for U.S. Customs and Border Protection begins hunting with high-tech radar for anything that looks out of the ordinary in the vast Caribbean Sea. It could be a fishing boat with no obvious fishing gear. A speed boat in the middle of open water and loaded with more gas cans than passengers. A sail boat that doesn’t quite sit right on the surface. “To us, every dot out there is a possible bad guy,” said J.D., a senior agent, describing the ... more »

The BBC and government subsidising The Guardian

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Two comments in this Biased BBC post http://biasedbbc.org/blog/2015/09/14/start-the-week-open-thread-53/ struck a chord: 'When I last looked at the Guardian it was full of job adverts for the BBC and the public sector. None of them need to advertise in the press, there's nothing to stop them putting up their own websites with their jobs on. Cost to taxpayer: next to nothing. Instead they'd rather spend our money subsidising the Guardian and jobs for their mates. The Guardian is already publicly funded by this large and generous subsidy. One again we have no choice about it. ... more »

EU to expand Mediterranean anti-smuggler force

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Slava class CG]EU countries will on Wednesday (16 September) pledge more naval assets for an operation to curb human smuggling in the Mediterranean Sea. The "force generation conference", to take part in Brussels under the auspices of the EU external action service, comes after ministers, on Monday, gave the green light to "phase two" of "EUnavfor Med". The operation currently has eight vessels, including two submarines, and several aircraft from 14 member states. Read more

New Laboratory to Study Mammoth Cloning

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: People taking photos of the body of a 39,000-year-old woolly mammoth on display] The gold rush has begun. Restored animal populations will gain massive public support and scientific investment for literally decades. A facility like this will mine every sample for genetic information. That leads to reconstruction even if it happens a bit at a time. sooner or later it becomes possible to transition an elephant embryo toward the correct DNA to allow the emergence of these extinct animals. That will include the mammoth and the mastodon. At the same time we can expect to... more »

The Planet Serpo Exchange Program Update

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have posted some of this stuff before and the apparent sources are few making it most likely an exercise in creative writing. I can say much the same about the reptaloids as well. That these reports fail to overlap even slightly is suspect as well. Add in a large body of reports that are internally consistent and the case against all this becomes pretty compelling. The only thing that almost rang true in terms of known unknown is the description of the light body. This material confirms that the light body operates physical containers or shells which is the conclusion we... more »

Russia Launches Largest Military Maneuvers of 2015

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Varshavyanka (Kilo) class SSK]The Russian military launched its largest scheduled military exercise of the year on Monday, known as Center-2015, featuring around 95,000 military personnel, 7,000 pieces of combat hardware, up to 170 aircraft and 20 ships. The massive exercise, which is set to wrap up on Sunday, is the latest in an escalating tit-for-tat show of force between NATO and Russia, as mutual suspicions and anxieties driven by the Ukraine crisis have convinced both sides of the need to deter the other. The exercise was described by the Defense Ministry as “the final ... more »

‘Britain has questions to answer over submarine activity in Irish sea’ – Hazzard

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Trawler Karen]Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has asked why the British government denied that a Royal Navy submarine was involved in an incident which almost led to the sinking of a fishing boat off the Down coast. Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard said, “The confirmation by the British Ministry of Defence that a Royal Navy submarine was involved in dragging a trawler off the Down coast in April raises serious questions. “In April the British MOD denied that any of their submarines were involved and stated that protocols were in place that if a submarine was caught in fishing ne... more »

Photo Of Female Soldiers Breastfeeding In Uniform Goes Viral

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*USA Today:* *Photo of military moms breastfeeding in uniform goes viral* Former Air Force servicemember Tara Ruby says when she was active duty, "support for breastfeeding moms wasn't even an option to consider," according to her Facebook post. The photographer, who was excited to hear about a nursing room in the headquarters of Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, said she'd lend her services to donate photos to brighten up the room, according to CNN. Ruby previously served in the Air Force from 1997 to 2001. "To my knowledge a group photo to show support of active duty military mommi...more »

80 Year Olds With 40-Year Old Muscle Mass

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We are still figuring this all out. The important take home is that frailty is caused by inactivity and that not much activity is ample to develop plenty of strength and balance. The best advice that i can give provide you are able to take full advantage of it to operate a decent sized garden. Two hours of daily effort is ample to work up a decently large patch of land. Start with twenty feey by thirty feet. That way you can grow plenty of anything that you will consume. If you get larger, the extra land can go into potatoes. The main thing is that preparing the seed bed an... more »

At a Berlin Church, Muslim Refugees from Iran Converting to Christianity in Droves

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Yes, it is time to get serious regarding the vigorous promotion of conversion to Christianity. It happens to be the only effective answer to deliberate immigrant cultural isolation which prevents proper acculturation. We do not owe a single immigrant the right to stand aloof and disloyal to his new homeland. We will tolerate it. However his children must become good citizens and that is best achieved by conversion which blocks inevitable attempts to radicalize. It becomes very easy is your first name becomes Martin. One thing i have learned to appreciate is the complete wil... more »

Abbott replaced as PM: Submarine and car industry jobs led to SA Liberal revolt

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Australian Submarine Corporation]Fears in Liberal ranks that key seats in South Australia could fall at the next federal poll likely led about half a dozen SA Liberals to back Malcolm Turnbull in the vote that saw him replace Tony Abbott as prime minister. The level of dissatisfaction among the state's voters over the future submarine construction contract ultimately seemed to have helped sink Mr Abbott's political fortunes. Education Minister Christopher Pyne is tipped to be the next defence minister — a strategy no doubt aimed at fixing the submarines mess. Read more

Citibank Predicts Global Recession in 2016  (Corben Wins, What?)  A Closer Look at the Eric Holder “Doctrine” and the $1.87 Billion CDS Settlement  (Australia:  Malcolm Turnbull Pressed on Nationals Deal and Marriage Equality)

Citibank: Global Recession In 2016 The Corbyn Supremacy People say Jeremy Corbyn is the British Bernie Sanders. Nice try, but no. Corbyn makes Sanders look like Ted Cruz. By Anthony Lane. . . describing the events that have overtaken the Labour Party in Great Britain over the past four months — events that culminated, Saturday, in the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the party. How

13 Chemical Threats to Remove from Your Home by Elisha McFarland

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
13 Chemical Threats to Remove from Your Home by Elisha McFarland Green Med Info, 31 August 2015 *While people are aware of the health risk caused by outdoor air pollution, few may consider that indoor air quality can also have a negative impact on their health. While many of these products are commonly used in the home there are healthier options available.* The average American spends 90 percent of their time indoors. While people are aware of the health risk caused by outdoor air pollution, few may consider that indoor air quality can also have a negative imp... more »

BBC topical comedy teams

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
If Nigel Farage meeting with some Eastern European MEP who has tenuous links with parties who were once Neo Nazi would be enough for the BBC's topical comedy teams to brand him a Nazi and get laughs week after week for making this incorrect claim. Then surely Jeremy Corbyn who has openly called the anti Semitic, homophobic, genocidal Islamist terrorists of Hamas and Hizbollah his 'friends' should be (incorrectly or not) called anti Semitic, homophobic and genocidal by the he same BBC 'comedians'. Somehow I doubt that this will happen, as for the likes of Mark Steel, Jeremy Hardy...more »

Comparing China's Aircraft Carrier To Other Carriers Around The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) JeffHead.com *Business Insider:* *Here's how China's aircraft carrier stacks up to other world powers'* An epic military parade earlier this month showed off some of the Chinese military's new toys, unveiling heavy vehicles in maritime camouflage as the country's island-building in the South China Sea sits in US military planners' minds. So how does China stack up to other world powers when it comes to aircraft carriers, one of the biggest factors in air and sea dominance? Take a look at the photos and graphics below to get an idea of China's naval p... more »

GOP Bench Turns Out To Be More Wide Than Deep

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
Wisconsin Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan pointed out last week that dealing with the Republicans in Congress is like dealing with a pack of unruly kindergarten children. A good many of them are willing to tank their own leadership in their frustration (with democracy) and mania (for suicidal endeavors) to shut down the government. "The dysfunction that has plagued Congress for the last several years," he wrote, "is on full display this week." [F]unding the government is the most basic responsibility of Congress. If Congress truly wanted to get back to regular order and the bud... more »

OPEC Is Winning The Oil Price War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Lucy Nicholson/Reuters *OilPrice.com*: *OPEC Is Winning The Price War Says IEA* Oil markets may not balance until late 2016, but supply is finally contracting in a big way. Early last week the EIA confirmed that U.S. oil production was down sharply since peaking in April at 9.6 million barrels per day (mb/d). The agency estimates that U.S. output fell by 140,000 barrels per day in August, a steeper decline than in previous months. In its latest weekly estimate (which is less accurate than monthly retrospective estimates), U.S. oil production is now down to just 9.1 mb/d. On Septe... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Because I was inverted. pic.twitter.com/hzCkG05n9X — Blue Angels Assoc (@BlueAngelsAssoc) September 14, 2015 *WNU Editor:* There are some great pics here .... *Air Dominance, Alaska Style* (Code One). Hat Tip Eric Palmer

Ringling Brother and Barnum &Bailey Circus in Salt Lake City

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
The Circus is coming back into Salt Lake City this month and my girls couldn't be more excited! Our favorite part of the Circus is always the BMX riders and the pyrotechnics! It is absolutely amazing! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME which includes: - *Xtreme Sports display* featuring BMX freestyle riders, energetic parkour performers, trampoline acrobats and slack line gymnastics tricks - *Caravan of Camels* – the only act of it’s kind in the world featuring 6 twin-humped Bactrian camels - *Bungee Skydivers* aerial acro-ballet - *World... more »

Why Have Elections?

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Election Voting Vote - 900] In a country with more than 300 million people, it is remarkable how obsessed the media have become with just one -- Donald Trump. What is even more remarkable is that, after six years of repeated disasters, both domestically and...more »

Europe is Making a Fatal Mistake

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Greece migrants Europe refugees__1441886425_70.119.142.63] Allowing millions of Syrians and others from the Muslim Middle East into Europe will end up a catastrophe for Europe, and therefore for the West. This may be the most difficult sentence I have ever written. Little seems more obviously... more »

Trump is ‘Lonesome Rhodes’

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Andy Griffith Donald Trump - 900] Rarely and perhaps not in modern times has a presidential campaign more resembled the classic 1957 film, A Face in the Crowd. Written by Budd Schulberg and starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, the storyline follows an Arkansas... more »

U.S. Navy Considering Cancelling A $3.5 Billion Zumwalt-Class Destroyer That Is Already Half Built

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Pictured are two of the three Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers under construction at Bath Iron Works, the DDG 1001, the future USS Michael Monsoor (far left) and the DDG 1000, the USS Zumwalt (far right), along with the Arleigh Burke-class DDG 115, the future USS Rafael Peralta, in between. Bath Iron Works *Bloomberg:* *General Dynamics Destroyer Reviewed by U.S. for Cancellation* Pentagon officials are weighing whether to cancel the last of three ships in General Dynamics Corp.’s $22 billion program to build new destroyers even though the vessel is already under construction. Can... more »

Why Are Women Ditching Hillary?

The Daily Beast at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Hillary and supporter - 400] The Clinton campaign went into overdrive this week to shore up support among voters most assumed would have been locked in as Clinton backers from the start--Democratic women. From last Saturday's kickoff of "New Hampshire Women for Hillary," to Clinton's... Continue reading *“Why Are Women Ditching Hillary?”* at *thedailybeast.com*.

Despite Promising To Stop China Is Continuing To Militarise The South China Sea Dispute

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Jeremy Bender, Business Insider: China is continuing to militarize the South China Sea despite promising to stop Despite claims in August that it would stop reclaiming land in the South China Sea, Beijing is continuing to pursue construction of man-made islands flush with military equipment. Citing the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), The Washington Post reports that China is planning large-scale construction on the recently dredged Subi Reef and Mischief Reef, including a new airfield. The new airfield, when operational, would allow China to establish inte... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “To the One Who Knows”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Yanni, “To the One Who Knows” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xBePsQzdOw&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Sharp telescopic views of magnificent edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3628 show a puffy galactic disk divided by dark dust lanes. Of course, this deep galactic portrait puts some astronomers in mind of its popular moniker, The Hamburger Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* The tantalizing island universe is about 100,000 light-years across and 35 million light-years away in the northern springtime constellation Leo. NGC 3628 shares its neighborhood in the local Universe with two other large spirals M65 and M66 in a grouping otherwise known as the Leo Triplet. Gravitational interaction... more »

Refugee Crisis is a War on Europe - Joaquin Flores

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Video Title: Refugee Crisis is a War on Europe - Joaquin Flores. Source: 108morris108. Date Published: September 14, 2015. Description: * Serbia a major target for destabilization Culture and Politics are methods of war Germany's military deployment indicates the seriousness of these times

"Human Nature: What Kind of Creature Are We?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Human Nature: What Kind of Creature Are We?" by John Robbins "What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts." - Arthur Conan Doyle "These days, many of us tend to think that human nature is inherently competitive and destructive. We hear about “selfish genes,” as if our genetic makeup predetermines that we will be egotistic people and that we will fight with one another. We’re told that our species contains a built-in “killer instinct,” that we are descended from apes who nee... more »

Rumi, "The Tavern,"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks. I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way. Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home." - "Rumi", Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, "The Tavern," Ch. 1:, p. 2, from "The Essential Rumi"

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Chet Raymo, “Making Peace”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Making Peace”* by Chet Raymo "An issue of “Science” (May 18, 2012) was devoted to human conflict. If I can summarize 60 pages of discussion: It's US versus THEM. It seems our long evolutionary history has favored group solidarity. Empathy and cooperation within the group; distrust and aggression toward those outside. The first groups were those of kin, tribes, and then ethnicity. As societies grew, groups identified themselves in more complex ways. Some researches would suggest that religions evolved as group adhesives. WE are moral, beautiful, enlightened, favored by God. THEY a... more »

"Nothing Pains Some People More..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Song of the Builders"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Song of the Builders"* "On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God - a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was moving the grains of the hillside this way and that way. How great was its energy, how humble its effort. Let us hope it will always be like this, each of us going on in our inexplicable ways building the universe.” ~ Mary Oliver, “Why I Wake Early”

Fantastic News! Germany Is Leaving The Criminal US Alliance Against Russia To Join Russia In Saving Syria!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
The criminal US/Israeli war against Syria has been going on for almost 4 full years now, and recently the United States has openly and blatantly been attacking the good guys, the Syrian government forces, under the fraud auspice of attacking "terrorists" such as their own ridiculous scam known as "ISIS".... The Syrian government as a result has rightfully called on their ally, Russia for help.. The Russian government as a result has begun to airlift supplies and men directly into Syria to absolutely and legally assist their Syrian ally against these fraud "terrorists"...... The cri... more »

The Truth About The "Migrant Crisis" Flooding Europe: The Footage The Media Refuses To Broadcast!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I have absolutely been reading up the last while about this 'migrant crisis' that is overwhelming European nations.... I have also been disgusted by the false stories coming from the liars in our Jew spew media as they constantly claim (falsely) that these "migrants" are all "refugees" from Syria..... From what I have been reading over the alternative media outlets and not from the liars in the Jew spew media, there is definitely more to these migrants and this "crisis" in Europe than what we are being told, and that is why I am putting out this report to get to the real truth... F... more »

Should The US Navy Sail Within 12 Nautical Miles Of China's Artificial Islands In The South China Sea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS *James Kraska, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiaitve* -- *The Legal Rationale For Going Inside 12* While China conducts innocent passage around real U.S. islands of Alaska, the U.S. is apparently unable to do so around China’s fake islands in the South China Sea. The transit by Chinese warships in innocent passage through the t... more »

Feed The Fire

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Economic News , Data And Views ( Evening Wrap - Monday September 14 , 2015 & Early Look Tuesday September 15th , 2015 ) Best Greece Updates For The Day ( Final Debate before the Snap Election on September 20th , Additional Snap Election related news / polling data ) ...... Asia Watch ( RBA Minutes , China in focus , Japan items ) ....... Refugee Situation updates ( Interior Ministers of EU 28 meet & related news of the day on the ongoing Refugee Crisis ! )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Tuesday Wrap..... Just saying..... *Turd Ferguson* ‏@TFMetals 4h 4 hours ago @zerohedge Total leverage of Comex gold to registered physical rises again to a record 252:1 http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/7144/attack-apologists … [image: Embedded image permalink] Refugee Situation.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2h 2 hours agoPennsylvania, USA fred walton retweeted Middle East Eye Sadly , there is,a ring of truth to this. More bombing will mean more refugees take their chances. fred walton added, *Middle East Eye* @MiddleEastEye The Syrian exodus: The worst ... more »

harper's Polices are Indefensible

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 day ago
... we know this because harper avoids questions; blocks questioners; hides from protesters, because he knows he wouldn't be able to defend his policies if pressed.

AltaCorp Capital Shines Up Their Crystal Ball and Conjures Up An LNG Spinfest, A British Columbia LNG Fantasy, Separating Fact From Fiction

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*Written by Grant G* Christy Clark`s golden LNG winged unicorns take flight and soar to the heavens... Oh to laugh, chuckle and bust my gut......Remember that damning report on the chances of any LNG terminals being built in British Columbia posted by the Financial post last week, an article that confirmed my posting...British Columbia`s LNG Industry..The Last Gas(P).... http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.ca/2015/08/british-columbia-and-lngs-last-gaspa.html And then a two-part special posted in the Vancouver Sun that reported findings from an internal Petronas audit, a repor... more »

Alice Embree : METRO EVENT | New documentary about the Black Panthers screens in Austin

Alice Embree at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2015 Event: “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” What: Film showing Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Time: 7:30 p.m. Where: The Marchesa Hall and Theatre Address: 6406 North IH35 … finish reading Alice Embree : *METRO EVENT* | New documentary about the Black Panthers screens in Austin

In search of "The Inquiring Demographer"; or, After my encounter with Ed Koren, why I can't be trusted with Calvin Trillin

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*The great Edward Koren at work:* *"There are some words I will not tolerate inthis house -- and 'awesome' is one of them."* *by Ken* The other day I was contemplating joining the throng seeking frantically to slap down 150 smackers to secure one of the precious 40 slots on Calvin Trillin's annual Village-to-Chinatown eating tour, offered as part of the *New Yorker* Festival. I explained that part of my hesitation is the expectation of "making a tongue-tied gibbering idiot of myself in the presence of my idol." (There was also a bit of follow-up about the event here.) Now of cou... more »

Russia May Deploy Soldiers On The Border Of Tajikistan With Afghanistan: CSTO

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Khaama Press*: *Russia may deploy soldiers on Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan: CSTO* The Russian forces may return on Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan amid fears the deteriorating security situation may affect the security of Central Asian countries, it has been reported. A source close to the Secretary General of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) has said the return of Russian forces on Afghanistan-Tajikistan border is not unlikely. According to the Russian newspaper – kommersant, the Russian forces may return once they receive a request from ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Do fish swim? Do birds fly? Does Hillary lie?

Another quick word on teacher evaluation in DC #teachereval #DCPS

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 1 day ago
Is it even ethical or valid or whatever similar word to have members of the charter sector evaluate traditional public school teachers? Is it me, or do readers also get the sense of a lot more transition from charter sectors to public schools, and much less the other way around? I wonder if this is […]

Question for Malcolm Turnbull on John Key [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The eighth Australian Prime Minister in five years (and fourth Liberal leader in six) wasted no time in praising John Key in his post-coup comments : *Turnbull reserved special praise for New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key… “John Key has been able to achieve very significant economic reforms in New Zealand by doing just that, by taking on and explaining complex issues and then making the case for them. And I, that is certainly something that I believe we should do and Julie and I are very keen to do that again.”* So Malcolm, can you--or any of you, dear readers—explain to ... more »

The Economy: “Gathering Storm Clouds: “Fourth Turning- Crisis Of Trust, Part 2”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Gathering Storm Clouds: “Fourth Turning- Crisis Of Trust, Part 2”* by James Quinn “In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I will ponder possible Grey Champion prophet generation leaders who could arise during the regeneracy. The nearly seven year reign of Barack Obama has resulted in furthering wealth inequality, in spite of his socialistic rhetoric. Notwithstanding his Nobel Peace Prize, military spending is at all-time highs and we are engaged in actual and proxy wars across the ... more »

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