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Friday, September 4, 2015

4 Sept - Blogs I'm Following

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Colonel Blanchard and the Roswell Press Release

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 41 minutes ago
I’ve been thinking about this press release issued by Colonel Blanchard that has the skeptics in such turmoil and I must confess worries me a bit as well. There just doesn’t seem to be any logic in it if we start with the premise that they thought they were finding parts of an alien spacecraft on the debris field. But as I was driving across Nebraska, which is fairly boring, I got to thinking about this and what the press release actually said. The terminology is important and the lack of any real detail is also important. If we look at what was said about what was found on the ra... more »

Campus Fascism: Conservatives in the Crosshairs

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 46 minutes ago
[image: Washington State University Bryan Hall - 900] Is there something in the water in the Washington State University faculty lounge, or are its professors conspiring against common sense? Three faculty members, showing their contempt for free speech, threatened to punish students who disobeyed them on race, gender... more »

If you know any "special kids" in NYC, the Transit Museum has a special morning for them next Sunday

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 46 minutes ago
*For registration information, click here.* *by Ken* As regular readers know, the New York Transit Museum is one of my favorite institutions in the city, but I tend to write mostly about NYTM programs that are of direct interest to me, at the expense of others that don't affect me. Notably, the museum makes a major effort to be family-friendly, and it's always great to know that so many parents take advantage of this opportunity to bring the little ones to be entertained and informed. Next Sunday morning's event, though, is even more special -- a "Special Day for Special Kids,"... more »

Republicans Bragging About Cutting/Getting Rid of Social Security at Debate at Reagan Library!  (Suicide Girls Feel NO Pain?)  Do the Inhumanes Now Run America?  (Why Does Wall St. Encourage Parasites To Devour Your Pension & Retirement?)   Hang the Bankers?

SuicideGirls is what happens when young women learn that they are only valuable when they reveal their bodies on camera (while they are still young, of course). And they may never get any other job (let alone one that pays as well). Rubio failed to mention that the Social Security Fund is solvent, not in a deficit, according to Social Security's own website - $2.7 trillion in surplus. The

Chet Raymo, "Free Will?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Free Will?"* by Chet Raymo “In an essay in the 14 May, 2009 issue of “Nature”, German biologist Martin Heisenberg asks the question: "Is free will an illusion?" And he answers: No. We are free, says Heisenberg, if our actions are self-generated, and not mere responses to external stimuli. But how can they be self-generated in a world of cause and effect? As befitting the son of Werner Heisenberg, father of the Uncertainty Principle, Martin invokes the stochastic nature of quantum mechanics. Presumably, randomly firing neurons equal free will. One does not have to be consciously... more »

"Answering the Call: Taking Responsibility for Your Destiny"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Answering the Call:* *Taking Responsibility for Your Destiny"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Each and every day you have the opportunity to answer your own call and take action toward creating the life you want. There are those of us who believe that our lives are predestined and that we should resign ourselves to our lots in life. Yet the truth is that it is up to each one of us to decide what that destiny will be. While each of us is born with a life purpose, it is up to us whether or not we will say yes to fulfilling it. And just like when we choose what to eat, who to keep c... more »

Paulo Coelho, “The Stone”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Stone”* by Paulo Coelho "A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But, a few days later, he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. “I’ve been thinking,” he said. “I know how valuable thi... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Walnut Creek, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“Synchronicity and Magical Thinking”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Synchronicity and Magical Thinking”* By Synchrosecrets.com “Synchronicity and magical thinking are close friends. They may even be Siamese twins who share a common heart. But what is magical thinking? Elias Howe had an idea about a machine with a needle that would penetrate cloth. He fiddled around with various ideas – a hole through the middle of the needle, for instance – but nothing worked. One night, he dreamed he was taken prisoner by a group of cannibals who danced around him with spears. Howe noticed that the spears all had holes near the tip. When he woke up, he realized ...more »

"The Big Myth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Historical sense and poetic sense should not, in the end, be contradictory, for if poetry is the little myth we make, history is the big myth we live, and in our living, constantly remake." - Robert Penn Warren

"Human Destiny- the Grace of the Present Moment"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Human Destiny- the Grace of the Present Moment"* by Michael Dowd "Our present situation, I think, can be summarized by the following three sentences: 1. The glory of the human has become the desolation of the Earth. 2. The desolation of the Earth is becoming the destiny of the human. 3. Therefore, all human activities, professions, programs and institutions must henceforth be judged primarily by the extent to which they inhibit, ignore or foster a mutually enhancing human/Earth relationship." — Thomas Berry "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the diversity, stability, an... more »

Benjamin Netanyahu: War Criminal, Fearmonger, Punster

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 2 hours ago
In his ever-desperate attempt to appear relatable to the American audiences he so often lies to, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu often employs puns. Yes, puns. Yesterday, in a live webcast directed at persuading a Jewish American audience to oppose the Iran deal, Netanyahu employed one of his favorite punchlines for the benefit of the Borscht Belters watching: Iran, he said, wants

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Lead"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Lead"* "Here is a story to break your heart. Are you willing? This winter the loons came to our harbor and died, one by one, of nothing we could see. A friend told me of one on the shore that lifted its head and opened the elegant beak and cried out in the long, sweet savoring of its life which, if you have heard it, you know is a sacred thing, and for which, if you have not heard it, you had better hurry to where they still sing. And, believe me, tell no one just where that is. The next morning this loon, speckled and iridescent and with a plan to fly home to some hidden lake, was dea... more »

"The Arab world’s wealthiest nations are doing next to nothing for Syria’s refugees"

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 2 hours ago
The Washington Post has an excellent story regarding the poor performance of the wealthiest Arab countries when it comes to the plight of Syrian refugees: The world has been transfixed in recent weeks by the unfolding refugee crisis in Europe, an influx of migrants unprecedented since World War II. … A fair amount of attention has fallen on the failure of many Western governments to adequately address the burden on Syria's neighboring countries, which are struggling to host the brunt of the roughly 4 million Syrians forced out of the country by its civil war. … Less ire, though, ... more »

Sleeps

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago

Enforcement of foreign judgments

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
*Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje* 2015 SCC 42 holds, perhaps surprisingly: [27] I agree with the Ontario Court of Appeal and the motion judge that the approach favoured by Chevron is sound neither in law nor in policy. Canadian courts, like many others, have adopted a generous and liberal approach to the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. To recognize and enforce such a judgment, the only prerequisite is that the foreign court had a real and substantial connection with the litigants or with the subject matter of the dispute, or that the tradition... more »

EFN Asia 49, Conference 2015 in Bhutan

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 3 hours ago
Gross national happiness, instead of gross national product (GNP) or gross national income (GNI). Buddhist ethic and economic liberalism, aside from Confucian ethic, Protestant ethic, Christian ethic, etc. These are among the key concepts to be tackled in the Economic Freedom Network Asia (EFN Asia) Conference 2015 to be held in Thimphu, Bhutan, on the theme, "*The Way to Happiness: Freedom and Resilience*." The event will be organised by four organizations, EFN Asia, QED Group, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), and WWFLiving Himalayas Initiative. With support from... more »

Kumpulan Modifikasi Toyota Vios Terbaru 2016

Blogpangembanbonton at Yaya Blog's - 3 hours ago
Kumpulan Modifikasi Toyota Vios Terbaru 2016 - Selamat pagi pecinta modifikasi dimana pun anda berada, gimana masih bingung dengan konsep modifikasi yang akan diterapkan pada mobil kesayang anda? Jika merasakan bingung, tidak salahnya jika anda membaca ulasan artikel yang akan kami bahas dikesempatan ini. Kesempatan ini kami akan membahas informasi tentang modifikasi toyota vios terbaru 2016,

Foster Family Loses Children for Exercising Second Amendment Right

NRA-ILA at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Foster Family Loses Children for Exercising Second Amendment Right] Apparently the functionaries at the Clark County, Nev. Department of Family Services place anti-gun orthodoxy over the welfare of children. Authorities stripped Kristi and Rod Beber of custody of three children under their care and their foster license after it... Continue reading *“Foster Family Loses Children for Exercising Second Amendment Right”* at *email.nraila.org*.

The Breakaway Society & Earth as an Alien Enterprise

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*V. Susan Ferguson* - Now is the time for us to rethink our euphoria with technology. The post The Breakaway Society & Earth as an Alien Enterprise appeared first on Waking Times.

Who Really Owns Your Birth Certificate and You?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Video - *US citizens are regarded as property - a human resource - upon birth and are issued a birth certificate that is actually a bank note. The post Who Really Owns Your Birth Certificate and You? appeared first on Waking Times.

Trump-- Like A Cockroach Under A Magnifying Class

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Thursday morning, *Morning Joe* took a few moments out of their busy Hillary-bashing routine to interview *Bloomberg Business* writer Max Abelson, whom one of the *Morning Joe* idiots introduced as a *Wall Street Journal* writer, since his beat is Wall Street. Abelson endeavors to bring his readers inside the Trumpian empire and explain "How Trump invented Trump." None of the people at *Morning Joe*, who were too preoccupied with their anti-Hillary jihad, had read the piece or were in the slightest bit interested in it or Abelson. The piece happens to be quite revelatory about the... more »

President Obama And King Salman Of Saudi Arabia Met At The White House On Friday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Obama and Saudi King Sidestep Dispute Over Iran Nuclear Deal* WASHINGTON — President Obama and King Salman of Saudi Arabia met at the White House on Friday in hopes of moving past their differences four months after the king refused the president’s invitation to visit amid concerns over American negotiations with Iran. During brief public remarks at the beginning of their meetings, neither of the leaders directly addressed the disagreement that has driven a wedge between their countries, namely the deal to lift sanctions against Iran in exchange for limits on i... more »

Destabilizing Turkey: Hundreds of American Military/Diplomatic Families Urged to Leave Turkey

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*Military Times * * Hundreds of U.S. military families are urged to leave southern Turkey amid new concerns about safety*, a defense official said Thursday. * The decision affects only the families of U.S. troops at Incirlik and diplomats at the consulate in nearby Adana*. Families are not required to leave, but those who do would have their departures funded by the U.S. government. Defense Department schools will remain open for those who stay. * WSJ* *Had the WSJ one yesterday, but, pre-empted it for other news * WASHINGTON—*The U.S. has offered to help relatives of American mili... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*Boas, Boys, & Booze: Southern Decadence Details ~NOLA DEFENDER*

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

“Boston Legal”, Alan Shore, “Speech on America”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Boston Legal”, Alan Shore, “Speech on America”* "Epic closing argument from ABC's Boston Legal that illustrates the erosion of our Constitutional liberties and abusive government. This can no longer be defined as a Republican versus Democrat issue. Both parties are equally responsible, as are we, the electorate, for we continue to vote the same quality of politician(s) into office over and over." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd5vRphPqnk

"Yes, I'm Supposed To 'Respect' The Cops..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Yes, I'm Supposed To 'Respect' The Cops..."* by Karl Denninger "Indeed... Authorities in Massachusetts announced Thursday that a police officer has been fired after fabricating a story that shots were fired at his cruiser before the vehicle crashed and caught fire. Millis Police Sergeant William Dwyer told reporters at a press conference that ballistics testing determined the only bullets found at the scene belonged to the officer. “I’m very upset and don’t know how to feel right now,” Dwyer told reporters. You're upset? One of your sworn officers fabricated a story that led to ... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Men in War' (1957)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*From YouTube:* In Korea, on 6 September 1950, Lieutenant Benson's platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Benson and Montana can't stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465, where they hope the division is waiting. It's a long, harrowing march, fraught with all the dangers the elusive enemy can summon. Who will survive?

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Anne Applebaum, Slate:** Europe’s Deadly Denial* *The refugee crisis is the consequence of Europe’s refusal to confront the wars on its borders.* LONDON—Picking apart the layers of irony and hypocrisy that surround the European refugee crisis is like peeling an onion without a knife. At a train station in southern Moravia, Czech Republic, police pulled 200 refugees off a train and marked numbers on their arms. On its eastern border, Hungary is building a barbed-wire fence to keep out refugees, remarkably like the barbed-wire “iron curtain” that once marked its western border. Ch... more »

The Economy: "Watch Out… Here Comes 'Quantitative Tightening'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Watch Out… Here Comes 'Quantitative Tightening'”* by Bill Bonner GUALFIN, Argentina – "U.S. stocks were mostly flat yesterday. Investors didn’t know whether they were coming or going. We don’t know, either. But we rate the odds of “going” a lot higher than the odds of “coming.” As we pointed out yesterday, there are two possibilities… What we’ve seen over the past two weeks or so is a correction in a continuing bull market in stocks. Or we are in the early stages of a major bear market. Most likely, it will be interpreted both ways. Because we probably are at the beginning of a b... more »

Top Conservative Group Courts Donors for Anti-Trump Ad Campaign

The Washington Post at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Top Conservative Group Courts Donors for Anti-Trump Ad Campaign] A top conservative group has started reaching out to major Republican donors seeking contributions for a multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at taking down Donald Trump -- the latest sign of growing anxiety within GOP circles over the mogul’s dominance in... Continue reading *“Top Conservative Group Courts Donors for Anti-Trump Ad Campaign”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

pretty close to awkard

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
that is you around me and I am the crique do sol a

Economic News , Data & Views ( September 4 , 2015 ) - US DATA SPLASh Friday - Non Farm Payroll & Employment Situation ......... Europe In focus ( A mix of market moving news and special emphasis on refugee situation - Hungary in focus ) ...... Greece news of the day - Special focus on both Snap Election and chaos related to refugee situation !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Evening wrap ! US - Non Farm Payroll and Employment Situation.... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 10h 10 hours ago August Payrolls Miss, Rise Only 173K, Even As Prior Revised Higher; Hourly Earnings Rise More Than Expected http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-0 4/august-payrolls-huge-big-rise-only-173k-even-prior-revised-higher-hourly-earnings-ri … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 10h 10 hours ago Record 94 Million Americans Not In The Labor Force; Participation Rate Lowest Since 1977 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-0 4/record-94-million-americans-not-labor-force-particip... more »

I have some undertanding and the Accinets call it LOVE

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
So lets all vote for the Love Party' cause it could not be worse than the Hate

World News Briefs -- September 4, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
At least 22 soldiers fighting with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen were killed Friday. Above, people enter a damaged mosque from a hole in its wall, at the site of a car bomb attack in Yemen's capital Sanaa June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi *Al Jazeera:* *Scores of Gulf troops killed in Yemen conflict* Deadliest day for Gulf forces since Yemen conflict began kills 45 Emirati troops and five Bahraini soldiers. Forty-five soldiers from the United Arab Emirates' military and five troops from Bahrain have been killed while taking part in a Saudi-led military campaign against ... more »

The Arab World’s Wealthiest Nations Are Not Welcoming Syria’s Refugees

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *The Arab world’s wealthiest nations are doing next to nothing for Syria’s refugees* The world has been transfixed in recent weeks by the unfolding refugee crisis in Europe, an influx of migrants unprecedented since World War II. Their plight was chillingly highlighted on Wednesday in the image of a drowned Syrian toddler, his lifeless body lying alone on a Turkish beach. A fair amount of attention has fallen on the failure of many Western governments to adequately address the burden on Syria's neighboring countries, which are struggling to host the brunt of the... more »

Bahe: Support Needed for Big Mountain Dineh Sept. 4, 2015

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
NaBahe Katenay Keediniihii SheepDogNation Media        September 4, 2015 – Late summer and early fall 2015, Big Mountain keep vigil for BIA – Hopi Law and Ranger threats, a resistance that is quite dynamic in terms of the hardships of accepting losses and the spirited-will to maintain defiance. Elders Mary Lou and Clarence Blackrock are both 90 years old, along with their children and

US Israeli pact targets traditional Tohono O'odham with 15 new spy towers

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Breaking News Exclusive! US conceals Israeli Apartheid pact while targeting traditional Tohono O'odham with 15 new spy towers: Gu-Vo District says 'No!' By Brenda Norrell Censored News  GU-VO, Tohono O'odham Nation -- The US has targeted two traditional Tohono O'odham districts, Gu-Vo District and Chukut Kuk District, with 15 new US spy towers built by the Israeli Apartheid corporation

Amid Grief, Jill Biden Said to Share VP’s Hesitation on 2016

AP/Josh Lederman at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Bidens - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden’s reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for... more »

ALL 7 Crew Members Who BLEW UP In The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Are Still Alive

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 6 hours ago
Watch this video and you decide! Those who are old enough to remember this "disaster" know that this fiery explosion was shown over and over over again, with our minds and hearts so shocked, hurt, traumatized, imagining the families of the astronauts grief and horror as they watched their loved ones incinerate right before their eyes! A lot is being revealed right now . . WoW Matthew 10:25-26*25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his househ... more »

stop the bullshit cause history proves it just an matter of fact

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
Fuck you all belibvers cause his songs make me want to kill myself instead of healty teenage agnst If your not afraid your not alive amd I a work there every day the worlds religions as I have said mannyy mmamndyhyd mamdy g[mmmandh ]mannyyy mamy times before make no sense yes everyone of them including the most bold attempt to go clear sicitnoltiy Could not say totally because of lawyers'] like 25 whoe would love to see a charter chanallagn too o ooo life so live wheh we all know its all dead dead dead like the dead sea scorlls if your looing for wisdom a billion years old uour stupid

Small Things and Great Love

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Healing Heart Bandaid Broken Abuse Love - 900] I hope Cynthia’s face never vanishes from my mind. “Excuse me,” she said, from the pew behind me in a midtown Manhattan church one recent weekday. “I need help. Please call an ambulance. “I was raped.” After talking with her... more »

Hillary Clinton Says She’s Sorry E-Mails Have Caused ‘Confusion’

Bloomberg Politics at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton email smartphone - GettyImages-134272681_Medium] Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday apologized for confusing people with her personal e-mail use as secretary of state even as she defended the practice’s propriety. "At the end of the day, I am sorry that this has been confusing... Continue reading *“Hillary Clinton Says She’s Sorry E-Mails Have Caused ‘Confusion’”* at *bloomberg.com*.

Japanese Town’s Controversial Dolphin Hunt Begins

Yahoo News at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: dolphin hunt] A small Japanese town began its controversial dolphin hunt on Thursday after bad weather delayed the start, according to a local fisheries official, while a separate whaling hunt was due to start at the weekend. But the dolphin-hunt boats returned... Continue reading *“Japanese Town’s Controversial Dolphin Hunt Begins”* at *news.yahoo.com*.

Jailed Clerk’s Attorney: Marriage Licenses for Gays are Void

AP/Adam Beam at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Rowan County deputy clerk Brian Mason, left, hands James Yates, and his partner William Smith Jr., their marriage license at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. After four attempts, Yates and Smith were finally issued their marriage license. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)] MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- A jailed Kentucky clerk asserts that the marriage licenses issued Friday to gay couples in Rowan County are void because she didn’t authorize them, her attorney said. Attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel said the licenses... more »

The Dangerous Separation of the American Upper Middle Class

Brookings at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Wealth Distribution Upper Middle Lower Class - 400] The American upper middle class is separating, slowly but surely, from the rest of society. This separation is most obvious in terms of income -- where the top fifth have been prospering while the majority lags behind. But the separation... Continue reading *“The Dangerous Separation of the American Upper Middle Class”* at *brookings.edu*.

Vanderbilt Women’s Center to Lecture Men on ‘Healthy Masculinities’

MRC TV at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Vanderbilt Women's Center to Lecture Men on 'Healthy Masculinities'] Vanderbilt University's Women's Center will be hosting a week-long event dedicated to lecturing men about what it means to have "healthy masculinity." The "Healthy Masculinities Week" is sponsored by Vanderbilt's Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center, which claims to be devoted to... Continue reading *“Vanderbilt Women’s Center to Lecture Men on ‘Healthy Masculinities’”* at *mrctv.org*.

‘Gender Identity’ to Be Protected Under Obamacare

AP/Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Doctor Patient Confidentiality Health Care Identity - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system, carrying out anti-bias provisions in the president’s health overhaul. The new protections are part of a much broader proposed regulation by... more »

Watching the Political Gate Keepers

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Almost daily on Fazebook or various email lists I am witnessing some 'peaceniks' go to great lengths to defend Bernie Sanders and attack those who dare utter a questioning word about the candidate's positions on military and foreign policy. Today on one email list a Washington DC-based staffer for a group called 'Just Foreign Policy' hit back at an activist who raised a question about Sanders with this comment: "Is the purpose of this list to shill for Jill Stein and the ultra-left retard faction?" After several folks challenged that comment (particularly the tone) the staffer r... more »

Reety alone now new vitches Moslem Scum

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Like I do not have the faith to be a pedophile even thoght god told me I should be Vic towes and bang the babysitter cause the lord impored old men should fuck\ children and at teh heart of the matter screwing 13 year olds makes the world run day to day while I am neer gooing that way

See Again As Children But Be Not Unwise - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 7 hours ago
*See again as children but be not unwise. * *Expect a new tomorrow. One in which all are respected and given opportunities for their own self development and enlightenment. Allow again the elders to consul and see youth as an early stage of development rather than the end of the road. * *For it is the end of the road for Mankind if the current youth focused mentality does not change or grow into a more mature world view in which the mental and emotional structures stabilize and persons live in a manner that seeks the greatest good for the greatest number within human community.*... more »

OMG! Loose Trump Lips Gonna Sink Ships!!!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*Donald Trump on ISIS..* *"It's almost like we're protecting them..."* *Listen at 6.35* This is why politics is so much fun to watch. Donald Trump is saying that the US "knows were the ISIS training camps are" and asks why isn't the US bombing them? Helloooooowww? Every so often...a "real" candidate shows up and causes mass diarrhea amongst the PTB. WHAT are they gonna dooooooooo??? (about Donald Trump, of course...we know they're not going to do anything about their construct proxy army, *ISIS/ISIL/Al CIAduh*).

The Path to a Carbon Tax

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 7 hours ago
Click here to read my column in Sunday's *NY Times*.

So yur old pity

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
why cant old people make mistakes and that is really fucking me up I want to choose a path that is true but behind everybrigt lite is a dark alley and I am to old to recover even if I was half right

How Fatally Flawed Is The Republican Bench? Let's Look At Wisconsin

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Clearly, Trump has crippled Jeb Bush and destroyed Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham and Chris Christie, and severely damaged Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina and Scott Walker. Walker fans, though, insist, despite his sinking poll numbers in crucial Iowa-next-door and nationally, that he can come back. The new poll Monmouth released yesterday was more terrible news for the hapless Walker. It wasn't just that Trump is slaughtering him by a factor of 10, 30-3%, it was that in a head to head match-up, Trump bests him 53-38%. Worst of all, Walker fell from 11% in August to 3% in Septe... more »

Don’t Be Attached to the Shitstorm

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Zen Gardner -*This is not a time to be tuning into the overall state of humanity without great care and awareness. We’re in a shitstorm, and it will hurt your heart. The post Don’t Be Attached to the Shitstorm appeared first on Waking Times.

The Business Of Smuggling Migrants To Europe Is Now Worth 'Billions'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Migrant Smuggling in Europe Is Now Worth ‘Billions’* BUDAPEST — With thousands of migrants pouring out of Afghanistan and the Middle East, the business of smuggling them across the Balkans into the European Union has grown even larger than the illicit trade in drugs and weapons, law enforcement officials said. In Greece alone, there are 200 such smuggling rings, said Col. Gerald Tatzgern, head of the Austrian police service fighting human trafficking. “It has developed into a business worth billions,” said Johanna Mikl-Leitner, the interior minister of Austria. ...more »

Sept. 4: A long one. Sorry.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
It is now 2:15, and my breakfast copy of the newspaper has still not arrived. I am told it may come at 3 p.m. It will not be delivered to my door in this large building. We we haven't had delivery to the door since December, and never before 11 a.m. or so. Irving press is one hell of a bad newspaper chain from editing and leadership, to bad (and worse) news judgement, all the way to top management. The vice-president is a person who rose from cub reporter to his present position with remarkable speed. It may be because he is the most brilliant news manager in world history. Or it ma... more »

Thinkingaboot number 9 and over time I still love the 5 seies wagaon as a serious end of the world plan

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
2008 - 2010 BMW 535i E60 Wagon $15,000 to $30,000 Its relatively rare like most wagons. This is a $70,000 car that was state of the art five years ago. Its like a video card that was made to be overclocked, but even out of the box its a superior performer. The body was created by Chris Bangle and two thousand years of German Engineering. The front half is mostly aluminium and other exotic alloys. Why only half? To get 50/50 balance on the tires, all of which are driven. BMW has a fantastic paint system that starts with a full e-coating of the frame. Looking at cars ten year old its p... more »

"Tell us your story. Tell us where have you come from. What's your name?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Here's something you may have missed: The BBC's head of newsgathering, Jonathan Munro, on the World Service a couple of weeks back spelling out the BBC position on how the migrant crisis *should *be reported (and which has been carried through right across the BBC): The language that we use is...we're perhaps not in the same place as Al Jazeera on this, though I think we are in the same sort of debate as they've been. I don't think there's anything wrong actually with using the word 'migrant' and the word 'refugee'. The vast majority of people that we're seeing coming through th... more »

Global Gladio: NATO Terror Network Reaches into Asia

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 9 hours ago
NATO terror network implicated in Bangkok blasts, appears to have been running Uyghur terrorists through Asia, into Turkey and onward to fight NATO's proxy war in Syria. *September 4, 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - An unprecedented blast in Bangkok, Thailand last month left 20 dead and over 100 injured. The blast was the latest in a string of violence carried out by US-backed proxy Thaksin Shinawatra, who himself was ousted from power in 2006 and finally had his political party removed from power completely in 2014 after massive street demonstrations and a military coup toppled the... more »

DC Police Union Says Mayor Is Lying About Crime Stats

Josh Fatzick at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: DC Police Union Says Mayor Is Lying About Crime Stats] The D.C. Police Union is accusing Mayor Muriel Bowser of fudging the facts about city crime statistics following comments she made. Last Thursday, Bowser tweeted an infographic claiming that Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier is responsible for a more than... more »

How Kim Davis Can be Released from Jail Without Her Agreeing to Violate Her Conscience

Roger Severino at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Jail Prison Hands - 900] Rowan County, Ky., is a lesson for America in how not to resolve social conflict. The local head clerk is sitting in jail, and a judge has ordered her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her... more »

Guardian Writer Congratulates Fox Network on ‘Excellent’ Rating for Gay Inclusiveness, Urges More

The Guardian at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Fox News - wikipedia_Medium] If you're looking to find gay characters and representations on television, where do you turn? Logo, the all-gay cable channel owned by Viacom? MTV, long a supporter of gay rights? Showtime, once the home of The L Word and Queer... Continue reading *“Guardian Writer Congratulates Fox Network on ‘Excellent’ Rating for Gay Inclusiveness, Urges More”* at *theguardian.com*.

Who is Speaking out Against Black Lives Matter?

Christian Science Monitor at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Black Lives Matter2 - 400] In the year since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Mo., the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has gained widespread attention. But some prominent Americans have voiced concerns about the campaign’s goals. The BLM movement,... Continue reading *“Who is Speaking out Against Black Lives Matter?”* at *csmonitor.com*.

10 Public Officials Who Defied the Law over Gay Marriage Mostly Silent on Kim Davis Case

Melissa Quinn & Kate Scanlon at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Politician in Car on Phone Silent No Comment - 900] A Kentucky clerk at the center of a national controversy was held in contempt of court and sent to jail for refusing to comply with a judge's order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But she isn't the only...more »

UK’s Former Defense Secretary: The West ‘Surrendered’ to Iran in Nuclear Talks

Natalie Johnson at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: UK’s Former Defense Secretary: The West ‘Surrendered’ to Iran in Nuclear Talks] The nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers merely places Tehran's nuclear ambitions "on hold" and undercuts the international community's ability to condemn the regime if it violates the deal, the United Kingdom's former defense secretary...more »

Mike Huckabee to Visit Jailed Kentucky Clerk

AP/STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Mike Huckabee-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to visit a Kentucky jail next week to meet with a county clerk imprisoned because she ignored repeated court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Huckabee, a Baptist... more »

Do the 5 Deputy Clerks Even Have the Authority to Issue Marriage Licenses over the Head of Clerk Kim Davis?

Hot Air/Allahpundit at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Kim Davis Kentudky County Deputy Clerks - 400] I guess this answers the question in the last post about whether they have the authority to defy Davis's orders. Or does it? What if Davis attempts to fire her deputies for insubordination? If they could have defied her all... Continue reading *“Do the 5 Deputy Clerks Even Have the Authority to Issue Marriage Licenses over the Head of Clerk Kim Davis?”* at *hotair.com*.

Guest Post: Jose Lara's Open Letter to Parents on Common Core Testing Results

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
*“We can get the same information from low-pressure testing of small samples of students every few years, each student taking only a part of the test, and extrapolating the results to larger groups. This will save taxpayers’ money, reduce testing anxiety, and give teachers more time to teach. When you go to the doctor, they don’t take all your blood. They only take a sample.” — Professor Stephen Krashen* ------------------------------ The Honorable José Lara is a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Vice President of the El Rancho Unified School District. He... more »

Are Iranian Forces Being 'Stretched' Because Of Their Involvement In Multiple Conflicts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Scott Peterson, CSM:* *Iran's elite military is entangled in regional wars. Mission creep?* *The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps projects Iranian military power across the Middle East, to the alarm of critics of the nuclear deal. But it has become entangled in protracted conflicts that are testing its limits.* ISTANBUL, TURKEY — President Obama appears to have the votes to ensure congressional approval of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, a key plank of which is an easing of economic sanctions. And one of the beneficiaries will be Iran’s primary tool for projecting power – ... more »

Is China Sending A Military Message To The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* Duh!!!!!

The White House Is Monitoring Reports That Russia Has Begun Military Operations In Syria,

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
With reports that Russia may have deployed military personnel and aircraft to Syria, the White House is monitoring suggestions that Russia has targeted ISIS. (AFP) *IBTimes*: *White House Investigating Reports That Russia Has Begun Military Operations In Syria* The White House is closely monitoring reports that Russia has begun military operations in Syria, according to a tweet from Agence France-Presse's White House reporter, Andrew Beatty. While there is no indication about who or what Russia is targeting in its alleged military operation, it's likely to be against the Islamic S... more »

'Don't Get Caught Up in the Lie'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Larry Kerchsner interviewed in the second in the series Warriors For Peace: Veterans Speak. Video by Regis Tremblay.

Investigation leads to retraction of breast cancer paper, second for one author

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
The authors of a Journal of Biological Chemistry paper on a breast cancer gene are withdrawing it following an investigation at Roswell Park Cancer Institute that found a figure contained “manipulated” data. Last author Toru Ouchi is based at Roswell in the department of cancer genetics. Second to last author Sam W. Lee, at Massachusetts General Hospital, […] The post Investigation leads to retraction of breast cancer paper, second for one author appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Why the Elite are Orchestrating so Many Amateur False Flag Shootings

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Makia Freeman - *The recent spate of amateurish false flag shootings, which are now being rolled out at an increasingly rapid pace, give one cause to wonder: why? The post Why the Elite are Orchestrating so Many Amateur False Flag Shootings appeared first on Waking Times.

Photos: Native People Protest Obama and Arctic Drilling Across Alaska

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Sweetwater Nannauck of Idle Know More Washington offers closing statements at the "Rally to Confront the Glacial Pace of Political Action." Hundreds of people rallied in Anchorage as President Obama spoke at the GLACIER conference, a ministerial meeting hosted by the State Department. Speakers from organizations around the state spoke at the Rally to Confront the Glacial Pace of Political

On the Iran Deal

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago

Slaughtering the Truth and the False Choice of War on Iran

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 11 hours ago
Even outspoken supporters of the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany) rely on myriad entrenched myths and falsehoods about Iran's nuclear program to make their case. For instance, the constant claim that the agreement "prevents Iran from building a nuclear weapon" is a facile talking point that assumes an Iranian drive for a bomb that

From Iran Deal to Planned Parenthood, James Madison Playbook Could Teach GOP House How to Win

Ken Blackwell & Bob Morrison at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: James Madison Portrait - 900] We can see the contemporary relevance of American Founder James Madison in the struggle over the Iran nuclear deal. The House, to be sure, is not given the power to ratify treaties under the Constitution that Madison and his fellow Framers... more »

Michael Brown vs. the Same-Sex Marriage Twitter Trolls

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: twitter - pixabay] Yesterday Stream contributor Michael Brown invited gay journalist Michelangelo Signorile to have a live, civil debate about marriage, and it turned into a Twitter battle. @MSignorile Hey Mike, what do you say? http://t.co/2OFMPFVLNs — Dr. Michael L. Brown (@DrMichaelLBrown) September 3,... more »

A New Disney for a Renewed America

Patheos/Greg Forster at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Frozen Ever After-300] There's a lot of talk these days about the fragmentation of American culture. While America has always had an important level of religious diversity, today we just don't seem to have anything in common. We live in separate moral universes,... Continue reading *“A New Disney for a Renewed America”* at *patheos.com*.

New Online Tool Reveals Your Personality Based on ‘Likes’

The Telegraph at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Harvard Student Loses Facebook Internship After Highlighting Privacy Flaws] Facebook has a huge amount of data on you – whose profiles you engage with, how much time you spend on it, and everything you’ve said in a message. It uses this data to build up a picture of who... Continue reading *“New Online Tool Reveals Your Personality Based on ‘Likes’”* at *telegraph.co.uk*.

Can Television Take People of Faith Seriously?

Acculturated/Alec Dent at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: African American Black Hands Prayer - 400] Modern television shows and Christianity don't seem to mix. Gone are the old days when, for example, Andy Griffith and Opie went to church. Today we're treated to shows like TV Land's Impastor, a show about a conman pretending to... Continue reading *“Can Television Take People of Faith Seriously?”* at *acculturated.com*.

A Modest Proposal for Ending Campus Microaggressions

The Federalist/Mary Grabar at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: microaggressions] While college students have been touring Europe, saving rainforests, or interning at high-powered government offices, college faculty and administrators have been preparing for the upcoming school year and the biggest problem that afflicts our institutions of higher learning: microaggressions. Many... Continue reading *“A Modest Proposal for Ending Campus Microaggressions”* at *thefederalist.com*.

100 Wonders: The Last Incan Bridge

Atlas Obscura at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Incan bridge - 400] Made of woven grass and spanning 118 feet, the Q’eswachaka (pronounced with a lateral “click”) or Keshwa Chaca, is the world’s last example of an Incan bridge. This ancient rope suspension bridge, which hangs above the Apurimac River in Quehue, Peru, is still in... Continue reading *“100 Wonders: The Last Incan Bridge”* at *atlasobscura.com*.

Limited Benefit Insurance: An Alternative to Obamacare

Forbes at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: obamacare - 400] One of the strangest things about Obamacare is that it is trying to force millions of families to obtain the wrong kind of insurance. When they turn it down, these families often end up with no insurance at all. As... Continue reading *“Limited Benefit Insurance: An Alternative to Obamacare”* at *forbes.com*.

U.S. To Assist Military And Diplomatic Families To Leave Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *U.S. Will Help Military, Diplomatic Families Leave Turkey* *Cautionary move follows start of operations at Incirlik Air Base against Islamic State* WASHINGTON—The U.S. has offered to help relatives of American military and diplomatic personnel stationed at Incirlik Air Base and a consulate in nearby Adana to leave Turkey, a cautionary move following the start of military operations at the base in August directed against the Islamic State extremist group. Relatives aren’t being required to leave, but the U.S. government will pay for their travel if they ch... more »

China's Military Parade Showcased The Technology That They Have 'Stolen'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*VOA*: *Analysts: Beijing Parade a 'Bazaar' of Stolen Technology* BEIJING — The massive military parade in Beijing this week showcased China’s latest weapons, unveiling many to the public for the first time. But weapons experts say the systems on display showed hallmarks of China’s reputation for stealing technology and adapting it to its requirements. The show involved long, medium and short range missiles, a range of tanks and 200 fighter aircraft. The Chinese government said that all the equipment had been made indigenously, attesting to the success of the country’s military in... more »

Donald Trump, Bullying & the Very Very Rich

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* This is a tale of three videos. As you know, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an op-ed recently in which he discussed Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Here's part of what he said (my occasional emphasis): Ernest Hemingway once said that courage was “grace under pressure.” Two presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have recently tested this proposition. And how each man responded revealed the type of person he is and the type of president he would make: Trump authored his own doom, and Sanders opened immense new possibilities as a compassionate per... more »

Chinese Warships Reportedly Came Within 12 Nautical Miles Of US Coast

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News:* *Chinese warships spotted off Alaska coast reportedly passed through US waters* Five Chinese warships that were operating off the Alaska coast earlier this week reportedly entered U.S. territorial waters and came within 12 nautical miles of the coast, Pentagon officials told the Wall Street Journal early Friday. China’s Defense Ministry also confirmed to the paper that its naval ships had sailed to the Bering Sea for training after a joint military exercise with Russia in late August. Officials in Beijing insisted that the act... more »

World News Briefs -- September 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA:* *UN Calls for Mass Migrant Relocation Program* GENEVA — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has called on the European Union to admit up to 200,000 refugees for a "mass relocation program" to ease the flood of migrants appearing at EU borders looking for shelter. Antonio Guterres released a statement Friday asking the EU to implement a program that would require participation of all European Union states to help refugees with a valid need for protection. *MIDDLE EAST* UAE, Bahrain say 27 soldiers *killed in Yemen fighting.* United Arab Emirates says 22 of it...more »

Is the Migration Crisis Killing the European Dream?

Gatestone Institute/Douglas Murray at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: In this photo provided by the Swedish Coast Guard, migrants are boarding the ship Poseidon after being spotted in a fishing boat off the Libyan coast Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The Swedish ship Poseidon rescued 439 survivors aboard a wooden ship, discovering in the hull the corpses of 51 migrants who died, probably of asphyxiation, making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing in hopes of reaching Europe. (Swedish Coast Guard via AP Photo) MANDATORY CREDIT] These threats hardly align with the EU’s stated ambition of “ever-closer union” between member states. They are a gun to th... more »

The #1 Killer is the Most Preventable yet Most Expensive to Treat Condition

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Marco Torres* - Another example of medicine workd for profit rather than for the patient. The post The #1 Killer is the Most Preventable yet Most Expensive to Treat Condition appeared first on Waking Times.

Talkin' the Iran Deal on CounterSpin Radio

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 12 hours ago
As the fight for Congressional approval of the Iran deal heats ups and misinformed rhetoric about the agreement and Iran's nuclear program abound, I had the pleasure of speaking with Janine Jackson on CounterSpin, the weekly radio show of the vital media watchdog group, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). You can listen to it here. My interview begins around the 9:40 mark and runs

What is Causing Declining SAT Scores?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
The Washington Post is attributing declining SAT scores to factors such as poor quality education and poverty: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/sat-scores-at-lowest-level-in-10-years-fueling-worries-about-high-schools/2015/09/02/6b73ec66-5190-11e5-9812-92d5948a40f8_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_headlines No doubt these factors play a role but I personally think that young people today have more trouble FOCUSING than previous generations. I suspect the problems in focusing stem from a variety of complex synergies including: 1. Media saturated environment defined by surface... more »

Nothing wrong with IDs for illegal immigrants

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
*People who prevent cops from doing their work must be treated as criminals* Just during one month of July 2015, about 100,000 people arrived from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe. Some people have called it the greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War. The crisis is not something that influences the lives of most Europeans at this very moment – and I assure TV viewers in America that you can't observe anything on the streets of a generic European city such as Pilsen. But most people understand that this can't become the business-as-usual because at this rate, a ... more »

Humanity, Globalized

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
In the eyes of government leaders, the much-vaunted free flow of capital across borders does not extend to human capital. They didn't count on globalization resulting in people desperately fleeing the effects of globalization. The spoils of war know no boundaries as they spread to, and bloat to bursting the too-big-to-jail and fail global banking cartel. The left-over spoils of war trickle down in tiny toxic drops to human traffickers who suck up the collateral damage of war and foist it into airless trucks and trains and let it drown as its rudderless crafts capsize. The lucky sur... more »

America has a Major Daddy Problem

WND at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: fatherhood - 435] America has a daddy problem - she needs Dad again, physical dads and spiritual dads. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 43 percent of U.S. children live without their fathers. The consequences have been devastating. The stats don't lie. Here... Continue reading *“America has a Major Daddy Problem”* at *wnd.com*.

Hero Airman Who Helped Stop Train Attack Returns to U.S.

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Spencer Stone Train Attack France US Airman__1440330847_70.119.142.63] TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night. Airman 1st Class... more »

Biden: 2016 Decision Depends on ‘Emotional Energy’

AP/KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Vice President Joe Biden] ATLANTA (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says he is unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, saying his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the “emotional energy to run.” “Unless I can go... more »

Record 94,031,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Stuck at 38-Year Low for 3rd Straight Month

CNS News at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: job fair - 400] (CNSNews.com) – A record 94,031,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month — 261,000 more than July — and the labor force participation rate stayed stuck at 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, for a third straight month... Continue reading *“Record 94,031,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Stuck at 38-Year Low for 3rd Straight Month”* at *cnsnews.com*.

“Whoops.” Paper cites retracted gay canvassing paper — but blame me, says journal editor

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
By now, most Retraction Watch readers are likely familiar with the retraction in May of a much-ballyhooed study in Science on whether gay canvassers could persuade people to agree with same-sex marriage. It turns out that before that retraction appeared, a different study that cited the Science paper made its way online. Kenneth Zucker, the editor […] The post “Whoops.” Paper cites retracted gay canvassing paper — but blame me, says journal editor appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 4, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Defense Tech:* *China Debuts ‘Carrier Killer’ Missiles in Military March* China’s military parade on Thursday in Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender during World War II was notable not only for its massive troop formations, but also its missiles. As expected, the People’s Liberation Army featured several types of missiles from the Dongfeng (“East Wind”) family, including the DF-10 anti-ship missile, DF-15B short-range ballistic missile, DF-16 and DF-21D medium-range ballistic missiles, DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile, and the DF-5B and... more »

“Boy on a Beach” Narrative Riddled with Inconsistencies & Agenda Pushing

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
Here’s hoping the buzz has worn off on this latest perception management tale enough to state these facts without trolls and dupes appearing. I am always, always, highly suspicious of agendas being pushed when I witness such overwrought, overly dramatic heart string tugging narratives being woven. “Boy on a Beach” fits the manipulative bill to a tee. *Inconsistencies:* *Canadian residents Confirm they NEVER made application *for the assumed fleeing family this soap opera revolves around- *This entire narrative emanates from alleged extended family members* *CTV* Citizenship and Im... more »

Kim Davis Uproar Shows That Breaking the Law Is Only Okay When Progressives Do It

The Federalist at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Kim Davis - 400] The main contestant on this week's edition of Internet outrage theater is Kim Davis, a Democratic clerk in Kentucky who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Davis, who was arrested by police today for not issuing the... Continue reading *“Kim Davis Uproar Shows That Breaking the Law Is Only Okay When Progressives Do It”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Huffington Post Editors Prove My Point on Marriage

Michael Brown at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Traditional Wedding of George Washington - 900] This week I reached out to Michelangelo Signorile, a well-known gay activist, Huffington Post journalist and national radio host, inviting him to have a civil and respectful debate on the question of redefining marriage, prompted by our radically different perspectives on... more »

Five Things to Avoid Buying Over Labor Day

CBS News at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Labor Day - 400] Retailers will be putting all sorts of goods on sale over Labor Day weekend, but that doesn’t mean consumers should take the bait. For one, this year’s holiday falls late in the calendar, which means some retailers may hold off... Continue reading *“Five Things to Avoid Buying Over Labor Day”* at *cbsnews.com*.

Andrew Cuomo Says Common Core is ‘Not Working’

Blake Neff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: 1standardizedtesting] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Thursday that Common Core is "not working" in the state and is in need of a major overhaul. "I have said repeatedly my position is that while I agree with the goal of Common... more »

Phoenix Rising revisited

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 14 hours ago
*I first wrote this essay in May of 2011. It seems now a long ago event, but of course it is no time at all considering the 73 years of my lifespan so far. I have since had my own Phoenix moment, but that is a different story. Lets just say that when you die and are ressurected, a gap opens up in your life. all of my life can be divided to before and after that moment in late November 2011.**At any rate I am arguing that thingsa are moving very fast right now. The Phoenix is rising fast. I need to tell one more story of how this was possible. This will come very soon* I attende... more »

How America Lost Track of Ben Franklin

The Atlantic/John Paul Rollert at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Ben Franklin] When he retired from the printing business at the age of 42, Benjamin Franklin set his sights on becoming what he called a "Man of Leisure." To modern ears, that title might suggest Franklin aimed to spend his autumn years... Continue reading *“How America Lost Track of Ben Franklin”* at *theatlantic.com*.

Payrolls in U.S. Rise 173,000 as Jobless Rate Falls to 5.1%

Bloomberg at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: jobless rate __1441373453_70.119.142.63] Employers added 173,000 workers in August and the U.S. jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, the lowest since April 2008 and a level that the Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. The gain in payrolls, while less than forecast,... Continue reading *“Payrolls in U.S. Rise 173,000 as Jobless Rate Falls to 5.1%”* at *bloomberg.com*.

Federal Court: Illegal Immigrant and Convicted Felon Can’t Be Deported Because He’s Transgender

Blake Neff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: immigration mexico__1441372808_70.119.142.63] A federal appeals court has ruled that an illegal immigrant and convicted felon can't be deported back to Mexico because he identifies as a transgender woman, which leaves him vulnerable to torture back in his home country. Edin Carey Avendano-Hernandez was... more »

The Truth About The Syrian Refugee Crisis: WHO Is To Blame For This Crisis? America, Israel And Their Fraud ISIS Terrorist Group!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
I have been watching closely over the last few days as the Jew spew media has been filling our media outlets with reports and pictures about the plight of Syrian refugees who have been fleeing Syria due to the US/Israel's illegal and brutal war against that peaceful nation...The situation came to a boil in the last few days alone with the reports about a 3 year old Syrian boy's body that was washed up on the southern Mediterranean shore of Turkey....It was gut wrenching indeed to watch the video reports... But the real gut wrenching factor was in how the liars in our media claim wh... more »

Taiwan Intelligence: China Is Building Two Aircraft Carriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
China's first aircraft carrier, a retrofitted Soviet-era aircraft carrier that China bought in 1998, is seen docked at Dalian Port, in Liaoning province, on Sept. 22, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer *Reuters*: *China building two aircraft carriers: Taiwan defense ministry report* China is building two aircraft carriers that will be the same size as its sole carrier, a 60,000-tonne refurbished Soviet-era ship, according to a new Taiwanese Defence Ministry report on the capabilities of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Little is known about China's aircraft carrier program, which is a stat... more »

Sanders Wants "Strongest Military in the World"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
See Bernie Sanders on foreign policy starting at 4:00 minutes into the video. The phrase that disturbs me the most is "I believe the US should have the strongest military in the world." Currently the US spends 34% of the world total on military spending - Russia comes in at 4.8%. Add in the NATO countries to the US total and you reach 50%. The real question for Sanders remains how can you fund the "strongest military in the world" and still afford to provide free college tuition, free medical care and fulfill the other social spending priorities he promises? The problem wit... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-up 9/4/2015"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-up 9/4/2015"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "President Obama has now gotten enough Democratic senators to sustain a veto on the Iran nuke deal. Never mind that the details of the deal are being kept secret. Never mind that the so-called side deal to inspect Iran’s military nuclear sites is not known to Secretary of State John Kerry. Remember, he told Congress he “did not have access” to them. It appears the details of UN inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites is also a secret to Congress. If you want to know what is really in the Iran deal, just listen to the Iran... more »

Correction “does not change the scientific meaning” of leukemia letter

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The journal Blood has issued a correction in a 2009 letter about the molecular underpinnings of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Despite the extent of the changes to a figure, “the error does not change the scientific meaning,” according to the erratum. The article “p73, miR106b, miR34a, and Itch in chronic lymphocytic leukemia” was written in response to a 2009 Blood […] The post Correction “does not change the scientific meaning” of leukemia letter appeared first on Retraction Watch.

With Clerk Jailed, Gay Kentucky Couple Gets Marriage License

AP/Adam Beam at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2015 photo made available by the Carter County Detention Center shows Kim Davis. The Rowan County, Ky. clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the law, ending a two-month standoff. (Carter County Detention Center via AP)] MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- A gay couple emerged from the office of a defiant county clerk with a marriage license in hand Friday morning, embracing and crying after a lengthy standoff that landed the clerk in jail for her refusal... more »

Donald Trump Tripped Up on Hugh Hewitt over Foreign Policy

The Washington Post at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Who is Donald Trump Hiring? Foreign Workers] Donald Trump, leading in the polls and riding a wave of momentum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, just hit a speed bump named Hugh Hewitt. The conservative radio host peppered Trump with a host of foreign policy... Continue reading *“Donald Trump Tripped Up on Hugh Hewitt over Foreign Policy”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

22 U.A.E. Soldiers Killed While Serving With Saudi-Led Coalition Forces In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
BBC *Wall Street Journal:* *U.A.E. Says 22 Military Personnel Killed Since Joining Saudi-led Coalition* Men died as part of bid to defeat Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, military officials said The United Arab Emirates has lost 22 military personnel since it joined a Saudi Arabia-led coalition to defeat Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, military officials said Friday, as the battle widens from an air campaign to fighting on the ground. The men died while “performing their national duty,” officials from the U.A.E.’s military headquarters said, in a statement on state-controlled news agen... more »

What Florida New Dem Patrick Murphy Did To Undermine Hillary Clinton

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
On May 8, 2014, the Republicans rammed through a resolution to establish the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, a committee specifically designed as a witch hunt to drag Hillary Clinton through the mud and sully her name before the 2016 presidential election. Every single Republican voted YES (225 of them) and 186 Democrats voted NO. Seven of the worst Democrats in the House-- the ones who consistently vote for Boehner's agenda day in and day out-- crossed the aisle and voted with the Republicans. These were the seven putative Democra... more »

Islamic State Video Footage Shows Missile Hitting Egyptian Navy Ship In The Mediterranean

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Mirror*: *Astonishing ISIS footage shows heart-stopping moment missile hits navy ship in Mediterranean * *The militants fired a deadly rocket salvo at the Egyptian patrol boat which burst into flames as it patrolled the Mediterranean off northern Sinai. * ISIS forces have released an astonishing video showing a dramatic rocket attack on a navy ship. Jihadis loyal to the terror group fired a deadly rocket salvo at the Egyptian patrol boat which burst into flames as it patrolled the Mediterranean off northern Sinai in July. A coastguard vessel just two miles out to sea had earlie... more »

European Migrant Crisis: A Country-By-Country Glance

CNN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: European migrant crisis__1441370648_70.119.142.63] (CNN) Europe is in the midst of an unprecedented human migration. Fleeing war, fearing for their life and dreaming of a better life far from the poverty and upheaval of their unstable nations, hundreds of thousands are flocking to Europe’s shores.... Continue reading *“European Migrant Crisis: A Country-By-Country Glance”* at *cnn.com*.

NYPD: Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Flying Drone at U.S. Open

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: drone U.S. Open__1441368880_70.119.142.63] NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City teacher was arrested early Friday for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the U.S. Open, police said. Daniel Verley, 26, faces charges of reckless endangerment and operating... more »

ISIS Issues Dhimma Contract for Christians to Sign, Orders Them to Pay Jizyah

Memri JTTM at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: ISIS Dhimma contract] On September 3, 2015, the media office of the Damascus province of the Islamic State (ISIS) published a photo report showing dozens of Christians from Al-Qaryaten city signing a Dhimma contract, requiring each of them to pay the jizya poll... Continue reading *“ISIS Issues Dhimma Contract for Christians to Sign, Orders Them to Pay Jizyah”* at *memrijttm.org*.

Europe's Refugee Crisis And The Warped Morality Of David Cameron

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 16 hours ago
CounterPunch, RINF, Global Research, The 4th Media, Countercurrents UK Prime Minister David Cameron this week said "as a father I felt deeply moved" by the image of a Syrian boy dead on a Turkish beach. As pressure mounts on the UK to take in more of those fleeing to Europe from Syria and elsewhere. Cameron added that the UK would fulfil its "moral responsibilities." On hearing Cameron’s words on the role of ‘morality’, something he talks a lot about, anyone who has been following the crisis in Syria would not have failed to detect the hypocrisy. According to former French foreign... more »

And Little Children Die

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ Stephen Harper works hard to control people. But he can't control events. And events are catching up with him. At the beginning of the week, events caught up with his economic policy. And, two days ago, events caught up with his immigration policy. The picture of little Aylan Kurdi's lifeless body speaks volumes and shouts out the message that Canada's immigration policy -- like so much else that Mr. Harper does -- is morally bankrupt. Michael Harris writes: They’re taking to calling refugees ‘migrants’... more »

25 Health Benefits Of Cinnamon And Honey + A Tea Recipe

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
To learn more: *Top 25 Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon*

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Saints CB depth a concern; Stanley Jean-Baptiste still not ready for prime time ~Mike Triplett, ESPN*

Shooting at Sacramento College Kills 1, Wounds 2; Man Sought

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Sacramento City College shooting__1441368130_70.119.142.63] SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said. The suspect ran from... more »

Benghazi Panel to Interview More of Clinton’s Inner Circle

AP/MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: CHICAGO, IL - MAY 20: Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with parents and child care workers at the Center for New Horizons on May 20, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Clinton arrived in Chicago after campaigning Monday and Tuesday in Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after questioning a former top aide to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton behind closed doors, the House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks expects to question another member of Clinton’s inner circle in clos... more »

GAIA PORTAL: The Bouquet is ready for presentation

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*The Bouquet is ready for presentation* by ÉirePort Extendeds have finished. Super Luminals are in order. Processionals come through with Grace. Attunements continue as necessary. The Bouquet is ready for presentation. ÉirePort | September 4, 2015 at 10:54 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-vr

Try These Foods to Reinforce These 7 Parts of Your Body

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Meme - *Here are some food recommendations if you're looking to reinforce the physical health and energetic balance of specific areas in body. The post Try These Foods to Reinforce These 7 Parts of Your Body appeared first on Waking Times.

Earl Cowan on the Refugee Crisis

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 16 hours ago
So apparently this picture comes from a site called "We Are Earl Cowan." I don't know it it's a Twitter feed, or what it is. I don't really care. It could even be satire. I'm not going to check. If it's a tribute site, it's fitting that they chose a picture of him sneering. Anyone who would proudly identify with such a stupid putz would obviously lack the sense to know what's a good picture and what isn't. It's brainless ugly farts like Cowan (bigoted overall, racist, stupid, angry) who keep the "conservative" bowel movement going. Chugging away. They've been in the driver's seat f... more »

Avengers Party Goodie Bags

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SuperHeroSnack #CollectiveBias There are few things we love more than the Avengers in our house. My daughter was Captain America a couple of Halloween's ago, complete with my husband as Nick Fury and me as Black Widow. We have a lot of fun playing Avengers together, and with the new Avengers movie coming out, I told my little one she could have an Avengers party. We even put together some fun printables for the bags! For these treat bags you will need: - Bags in different... more »

Judge Bunning Threatens Deputy Clerks to Issue Gay ‘Marriage’ Licenses or Also Be Jailed

AP/Adam Beam at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Kim Davis Rowan County Clerk__1441365835_70.119.142.63] ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) -- April Miller and Karen Roberts will return to the Rowan County Courthouse on Friday for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license. Only this time, clerk Kim Davis will not be there... more »

Ben Carson, A Superior Outsider

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson] While Jeb Bush feuds with Donald Trump and others kowtow to him, only one candidate is seriously gaining on him. Ben Carson is now tied with Trump in one Iowa poll and is close in others. His rise suggests that... more »

Church in Hot Water over Football Field Baptism

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Football Player Praise Prayer Faith - 900] Asking a Baptist preacher to baptize is like asking Colonel Sanders if he wants a bucket of chicken. Somebody's going to get dunked. So when a football coach in Villa Rica, Georgia asked to be baptized on the high school... more »

Tim Tebow Throws for 2 TDs, Not Worrying about QB Competition, Quotes Philippians 4:6

ESPN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Tim Tebow__1441366392_70.119.142.63] EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes against his former team in a strong effort to make his new team’s 53-man roster. Tebow, whose NFL career stalled after playing for the New York Jets in 2012, is... Continue reading *“Tim Tebow Throws for 2 TDs, Not Worrying about QB Competition, Quotes Philippians 4:6”* at *espn.go.com*.

What is Next for Ukraine?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
Violence has again returned to the streets of Kiev – the internal contradictions of the Maidan coup are on view for all to see. Since the forced ouster of the previous elected government, Ukraine has been long on intolerance and short on compromise. What’s next for this divided country? CrossTalking with Dmitry Babich and Mark Sleboda.

For Mandatory Reselections

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 17 hours ago
If you want to know what a good slice of political journalism in the 21st century looks like, Michael Crick's "scoop" is an exemplar. It has it all. The anonymous source. The wild claims. Guilt-by-association. Bandwagon chasing. According to Michael, the "far left are preparing to oust several Labour MPs". Sounds serious. He names the two MPs for Lewisham, Tristram Hunt, and Simon Danczuk as possible targets, at least according to some unnamed Unite organiser. However, as Unite and the Jeremy campaign make clear this had absolutely nothing to do with them, and that said activist is... more »

On Privatizing Marriage

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
It does not really matter too much as made clear in this item but it does open the topic for an enlightened discussion. After saying that though is that the institution of marriage evolved to protect the interests of the biological family for the component individuals so much. The courts have found themselves forced to enforce this sometimes. The change that must take place however is that in modernism the father needs to be formally identified as a matter of policy. From there financial responsibility can be assigned and also reassigned back to the best interests of the b... more »

How China's Currency Policies Will Change the World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
China is significant enough now to certainly be at the table. Soon enough, so will India. Yet it is difficult to see radical shifts taking place. That is because we are experiencing massive deflation and there is little evidence that this will end soon. Monitory policy is merely limiting the damage. This may not appear obvious but wages have not risen at all for almost forty years and this has been accommodated by cheaper goods. This is not inflation. At the same time the rent for money has reached a stunning low. This has led to asset... more »

A Higher Minimum Wage Will Make Us Meaner

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
As posted before ,we do not have a true minimum wage. That would mean walking into an agencies office and been employed on the spot. Thus a higher wage merely ensures far less jobs in the organized part of the market. Some time ago i came to the conclusion that the solution was to establish a true purchase system in which anyone can access a night's sleep, breakfast, four hours light duty similar in effort to emptying a truck and lunch. That establishes the value of the financial benefit and can be readily adjusted accordingly. In fact it can be used to establish the le... more »

23 Tweets on the Kentucky Clerk Jailed over Gay Marriage Licenses

Kate Scanlon at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Kim Davis - 900] On Thursday, a Kentucky county clerk at the center of a national controversy was sent to jail. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that U.S. District Judge David Bunning found Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court and sent her...more »

Need some older laptops.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
We have an urgent need for 2-3 older model laptops, say 2-4 years old. If you have one you don't use and would consider donating it, please email me at the address on the blog on the right side. Ones sent from Europe would not incur duty fees, those sent from the USA or Canada will probably have a 22% duty on them in Italy, so the value declared would have to be the resale value of a used machine and the value clear marked as being a used computer on the shipping package customs form at the postoffice or UPS/FEDEX shipping point. Some carriers allow customs to be prepaid to ... more »

Corbyn is caught on camera calling Islamic fanatic a 'very good friend' whom he knows 'extremely well' as he shares stage with UK's most notorious extremists

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn's friends are becoming rather well known. Here's another one... 'Jeremy Corbyn has been caught on camera declaring his friendship for Ibrahim Hewitt, a Muslim hardliner. Hewitt has been a highly controversial figure since he wrote a notorious pamphlet that branded homosexuality a 'great sin' comparable to paedophilia and incest, which should be 'severely punished' under Islamic law. It also said that adulterers should be 'stoned to death'. Speaking at a pro-Palestinian event in East London in February 2013, Corbyn said: 'I've got to know Ibrahim Hewitt, the Chair, ... more »

Ravi Zacharias with James Robison: Being Light in Dark Times

The Editors at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Ravi Zacharias] THE EDITORS -- The Stream editors gave Ravi Zacharias questions to address as he and James and Betty Robison discussed the future of Western civilization in recent broadcasts on Life Today. One of those questions: “Some are saying that America is becoming so... more »

4 U.S. Soldiers And 2 Other Peacekeepers Injured In Sinai IED Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Photo: The National Guard / Flickr* *FOX News/AP*: *6 peacekeepers, including 4 US soldiers, injured in Sinai explosions, Pentagon announces* The Defense Department announced late Thursday that four U.S. soldiers and two Multinational Force and Observers' peacekeepers were injured by improvised explosive devices in the northeast Sinai region of Egypt. The Pentagon said the injured soldiers were airlifted to a medical facility, where they were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The department did not identify the wounded personnel. Capt. Jeff Davis, Director of Press... more »

China Building Two Aircraft Carriers, According to Taiwanese Intelligence

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Liaoning CV]China is building two aircraft carriers, according to a new report by the Taiwanese Defense Ministry, as Beijing nears what some experts say is its goal of deploying domestic-built carriers by 2020. The report on the capabilities of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), a copy of which was obtained by Reuters, says the two new carriers will be the same size as China's only carrier, the Liaoning. China purchased the 60,000-ton Soviet-era vessel from Ukraine in 1998. China has since refitted the Liaoning, which has participated in military drills, including in the di... more »

US Navy approves full-rate production for Raytheon AIM-9X Block II

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder]The U.S. Navy cleared Raytheon Company to begin full-rate production on the AIM-9X® Sidewinder Block II infrared air-to-air missile. The program completed operational test and evaluation earlier this year and Raytheon is now approved to produce missiles at full factory capacity. "We've proven the increased capabilities of the AIM-9X Block II, and are confident Raytheon can produce missiles at full rate," said U.S. Navy Program Manager Captain Jim Stoneman, PMA-259. "We look forward to getting them into the hands of our warfighters as quickly as po... more »

Is this incitement?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Louis Farrakhan calling for 10,00 fearless men to say that death is sweeter... and also saying that “Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breasts of those whose children have been slain. So if the Federal Government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling,” Is that incitement? Louis Farrakhan thinks not... “I never said kill all White people. Those are not my words. Those are the words of the mischief-makers,” said Min. Farrakhan. “If you are ... more »

Taiwan to test-fire PAC-3 missiles in US

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Patriot PAC-3MSE]The Ministry of National Defense is to go ahead with its plan to test-fire its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at a US base in New Mexico in July next year. The plan calls for the ministry to send units from the Air Defense Missile Command to the US for operating, launching, flight surveillance, target interception and other tests of the PAC-3 system. Under the current planning, about 40 military personnel from the Air Defense Missile Command will go to the US White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico for training and to carry out the t... more »

Bell offers AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters to Poland

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: AH-1Z Cobra]Bell Helicopter is planning to offer its AH-1Z attack helicopter to Poland for a forthcoming requirement to replace the Mil M-24s operated by the country’s land forces. "We can provide the most cost-effective solution and state-of the-art helicopter with unmatched capability for Poland,” says Joel Best, regional director, military business development at the US manufacturer. "We are very interested in co-operation with Poland and in next few months we want to create Zulu Team with companies in the Polish defence sector,” he says. Read more

Sukhoi Su-35 To Replace Indonesian F-5 Tiger Aircraft

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Su-35 Flanker-E]Indonesia has selected Russian Su-35 fighter aircraft to replace 16 F-5 Tiger aircraft. "We (Armed Forces Commander and Air Force Chief) agreed to buy a squadron of Sukhoi SU-35 from Russia to replace F-5 Tiger fighter aircraft,” Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu was quoted as saying by Tempo website. The decision was made by Ryacudu after a surprise Army weaponry inspection in three units, namely Kopassus, Yonkav 1/1 Kostrad and Mechanised Infantry Battalion 201 Yudha Jaya, in Jakarta, on September 2. Read more

INS Dega to play wider role in maritime security

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
INS Dega The naval air station INS Dega falling under the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy is all set play a wider role in providing international maritime security. In the run up to the International Fleet Review to be held in February next year, the naval officials briefed the media on the expansion of the INS Dega. Regarding expansion at eastern naval command, the Commanding Officer D Bhattacharya said that the Bobbili air field in Vizianagaram district will be developed as an alternative and diversionary airfield to shift some of the aircrafts in case of any emergenc... more »

India’s nuclear outlook focused towards China: Report

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 20 hours ago
[image: Agni IV]After nearly two decades of nuclear competition with Pakistan, India with the several long-range ballistic missiles in development is seemingly now paying attention to its future strategic relationship with China, a think-tank report has said. “Now, with several long-range ballistic missiles in development, the Indian nuclear posture is entering an important and dynamic new phase. After nearly two decades of concentrating on competition with Pakistan, India’s nuclear outlook now seems to be focused more toward its future strategic relationship with China,” authors H... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Has Trouble Explaining Why There Is No Political Consensus For The Iranian Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*National Journal:* *John Kerry, Avoiding Iran Deal Victory Lap, Stays on Defense* In a speech Wednesday after the administration secured a crucial Senate vote, the secretary of State continued to decry a now-unlikely rejection. The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion just got what it needed to en­sure the health of the Ir­an nuc­le­ar deal, but John Kerry isn’t tak­ing a vic­tory lap. In a hour-long speech Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Kerry be­trayed none of the con­fid­ence the ad­min­is­tra­tion was likely feel­ing after se­cur­ing its cru­cial 34th Sen­ate vote in sup­port of the agree­ment. C... more »

Aircraft providers hold sway in USAF’s JSTARS recap competition

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: E-8C Joint STARS]The US Air Force’s $6 billion programme to replace the Boeing 707-based Northrop Grumman E-8C “JSTARS” is shaping up as a battle between platform providers rather than the primes, with Boeing, Bombardier and Gulfstream locked in a three-way contest for the 17-aircraft order. The prime motivation for radar-carrying aircraft competition is to drastically cut the operating and maintenance cost of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) by migrating to a modern “business jet” – specifically an aircraft with 80% less fuel consumption than... more »

IAF keen on US Scorpion aircraft offer

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Scorpion tactical jet]After asking state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) to stop work on the intermediate jet trainers (IJT), the Indian Air Force (IAF) is now keen on the US offer of Textron’s AirLand Scorpion light-attack and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. The IAF badly needs an IJT due to delays by HAL, which has been working on an IJT since 1997. Senior IAF officials believe that the twin-seat platform of the Textron’s ISR aircraft can also be used as an intermediate jet trainer. Sources have indicated during the forthcoming visit of Pr... more »

BAE completes anti-ship missile defence upgrade of HMAS Ballarat

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Anzac class FFG]BAE Systems has completed on-dock production activities associated with the anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) upgrade of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) fifth Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Ballarat. The vessel returned to the Material Control of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and will start work systems and sea trials with the newly installed equipment. The ASMD upgrade and vital maintenance work involved approximately 600,000 hours by 250 employees and 30 local subcontractors. Read more

Russian spy ship spotted near US sub base

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
A Russian intelligence ship, capable of cutting undersea communications cables and other sensors, has been spotted by the U.S. military off the coast of Kings Bay, Ga., home to the U.S. Navy’s East Coast ballistic missile submarine fleet. U.S. military satellites have been tracking the Russian spy ship since it was spotted in the north Atlantic last month and slowly began transiting toward its next destination -- Cuba. A senior military official said the ship is now about 300 miles off the coast of the U.S., as it heads toward the island. Another senior defense official told Fox N... more »

Taiwan earmarks $130m for submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Hai Lung (Zwaardvis) class SSK]Taiwan has allocated NT$3 billion (S$130.2 million) over four years, beginning next year, to launch a long-awaited programme for the island to build its own diesel-electric submarines. It is the first in a plan that has been talked about since the early 2000s, when a deal with the US for eight diesel-electric submarines fell through because of technical and political constraints. The spending was set out in the defence ministry's budget for 2016. The plan comes as other navies in the region expand their submarine fleets, in part to create a st... more »

Russia’s Deadliest Sub Is Heading to the Pacific

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: RFS Aleksandr Nevsky]The Borei-class (aka Dolgorukiy-class), Project 955, fourth generation nuclear-powered ballistic submarine (SSBN), Alexander Nevsky, will join Russia’s Pacific fleet in early September based on information obtained from the Russian Joint Staff, according to TASS. “In mid-August, the Alexander Nevsky started subglacial passage from the Northern Fleet to the Pacific Fleet for the permanent combat duty. It is expected to arrive in Kamchatka in the first week of September,” a source within the Russian Joint Staff told TASS. The Alexander Nevsky is the second... more »

Military Photo of the Day: September 4, 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Soldiers on Mountain-900] U.S. Army soldiers hike to the peak of Mount Ljuboten in southern Kosovo on Aug. 23, 2015. Wow. Thank you to 1st Lt. Krista Yaglowski for capturing this spectacular image!

Washington, DC: America’s Ultimate Busybody Neighbor

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Annoying Neighbor Loud - 900] Several months ago, I floated the idea of a fellowship program in which average Americans would board a bus, ride to Washington, D.C., and sit at a fancy bar for an hour or two. There, they could chat with big-ticket... more »

U.S. Troops In Iraq Warned To Be Prepare For A Chemical Attack From The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
July 20, 2015: U.S. Army soldiers look at a F-16 fighter jet during an official ceremony to receive four of these aircrafts from the U.S., at a military base in Balad, Iraq. (Reuters) *FOX News*: *US military ordering troops in Iraq to dust off chemical weapon suits* The U.S. military has ordered its nearly 3,500 troops stationed in Iraq to reacquaint themselves with their chemical weapons suits due to evidence that the Islamic State has obtained chemical weapons and used them on multiple occasions. “It is a precautionary measure,” a defense official told Fox News, acknowledging ... more »

The War over Hayek’s Intellectual Legacy: A Response to John Gray

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is hard to say much when economists discuss something called the market. All lack a good understanding and know its natural weaknesses either. Markets need a form of regulation properly scaled to the capabilities of the participants who also need to be expanding in number but never in dominance. Get it wrong and crisis ensues, yet there are plenty of incentives to temporary get it wrong. Our more serious problem happens to be monopoly dealing in many industry sectors brought about by excess capital often used to buy out small participants who are acting as price sett... more »

Image Voyeurism, Trauma Porn, and ‘Doing Something’…for Yourself

Megan MacKenzie at Duck of Minerva - 22 hours ago
* Please note: I absolutely oppose publishing the image of Aylan Kardi on this website* Since my name is mentioned- and our short twitter exchange highlighted in Annick’s previous post as potentially the inspiration point for her piece- I feel I need say something. First, I’ll acknowledge that the image we are debating hit me […]

The Case On Hillary Clinton's Emails Has Just Gotten Interesting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
WHAT EMAILS? The Obama administration could have procured an unspecified cache of Hillary Clinton's emails during the summer but its agents found their hands were tied *Daily Mail:* *EXCLUSIVE: Hillary's emails WERE for sale on the open market but the Obama administration didn't go after them, says US intelligence official* * A US intel agency knew during the summer that someone was marketing a tranche of Hillary Clinton's private emails * But the Obama administration never cleared its spooks to obtain them * 'Opportunities were missed,' an intelligence official told DailyMail.com * ... more »

UPDATED: Beyond Disgust - Deep State Strategy Behind Mass Migration

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*UPDATE: September 4, 2015* This story is moving and morphing so quickly it's difficult to keep up. Canadian compatriot bloggers Penny for your Thoughts and Northerntruthseeker both have good posts expanding on background events. *Here's the lying BBC *reporting on a surge of migrants on the march....and the EU countries that are resisting taking them in (Who's covering the crowd costs to march?) There are two sides lining up...the social engineering globalists vs the "Nations" clinging to their sovereign right to define their population/culture. *US/Israel/NATO has plans for Eu... more »

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