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Thomas Paine

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

Monday, September 7, 2015

7 Sept - Blogs I'm Following

Boeing X-32B on display at the Patuxent River ...
Boeing X-32B on display at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. This lost the Joint Strike Fighter competition to Lockheed Martin's X-35 (now the F-35 Lightning II), with the testing conducted at the nearby Naval Air Station Patuxent River. A Lockheed S-3B Viking is in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The cockpit and instrument panel of a...
English: The cockpit and instrument panel of a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II mock-up displayed at the Classic Air Rallye, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Rockcliffe Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The Department of Defense's first U.S...
English: The Department of Defense's first U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft soars over Destin, Fla., before landing at its new home at Eglin Air Force Base, July 14, 2011. Its pilot, Lt. Col. Eric Smith of the 58th Fighter Squadron, is the first Air Force qualified JSF pilot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Wall Street Sugar Daddies in the Board Room and Bedroom, Perverting Higher Education

← As Shanghai Stock Market Tanks, China Makes Mass Arrests: ‘You Could Disappear at any Time’ Wall Street Sugar Daddies in the Board Room and Bedroom, Perverting Higher Education By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: September 7, 2015 Faculty, Students and Community Groups Protest NYU Management at a Rally in Washington Square, September 1,

“Gay but Chaste” Is Not Enough for a Faithful Christian Witness

Deacon Jim Russell at The Stream - 24 minutes ago
[image: gay] [For part one of the series, go here.] When smelters use a crucible to remove contaminants from metal they know that the more junk they remove, the harder it is is to find the last bits of unwanted junk. That's... more »

Senior UK Engineering Officer On The F-35 Program Is Critical Of Its Performance So Far

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
The F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Photo: MoD *Daily Mail:* *Controversial £5billion fighter jet which took 15 years to build dogged by problems every week, says engineer* * Joint Strike Fighter has already cost £5billion and taken 15 years to build * It has suffered a series of setbacks including a fire which grounded fleet * It was also beaten in a combat exercise by a jet designed 40 years ago * Senior engineers have now revealed yet more faults with the aircraft The controversial Joint Strike Fighter stealth jet is being dogged by new technical... more »

Former Taliban Leader Claims That Pakistani Intel Ordered Him To Conduct Attacks in Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
Mustafa Abu Yazid, al Qaeda’s former emir for Afghanistan and general manager, and Mullah Mansoor Dadullah, a former senior military commander in the Afghan Taliban, from a video released by As Sahab. Screen capture from the Site Intelligence Group. *Long War Journal:* *Dissident Taliban commander claims Pakistani intel ordered him to conduct assassinations, attacks in Afghanistan* A former senior Taliban leader who was ousted by Mullah Omar in 2007 has rejected Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the new emir of the group and accused Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorat... more »

El Niño of the 21st century so far: a warm 2016?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 26 minutes ago
Yesterday, a new weekly report on the El Niño conditions was released by NOAA. El Niño is a little boy in general or Baby Jesus in particular (in Spanish). It indicates that the Pacific Ocean has something extra (positive temperature anomaly) in between the leggy hemispheres (equator), unlike La Niña (a little girl) who is missing something (some heat) in the middle. For the first time, the conditions were labeled as an El Niño episode again; see the 22nd page of the PDF file above. An episode requires at least five consecutive overlapping 3-month periods with the anomaly at least 0... more »


greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 hour ago
*Adrian Salbuchi of Argentina is fearful of an assassination* *attempt **on Pope Francis when he visits America this month* I found this video on Fig Trees and Vineyards blog and believe it's a very good assessment of the extreme risks the world is facing this month due to a "Perfect Storm" convergence of events and issues. I have already published three previous posts on this "Perfect Storm". Mr. Salbuchi feels that it might be Pope Francis who is targeted. The Pope will be in Washington and New York in mid September. Perhaps. But I believe both Vladimir Putin (who will also be in ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Sometimes, if you wait long enough for a clear and moonless night, the stars will come out with a vengeance. One such occasion occurred earlier this month at the Piton de l'Eau on Reunion Island. In the foreground, surrounded by bushes and trees, lies a water filled volcanic crater serenely reflecting starlight. * Click image for larger size.* A careful inspection near the image center will locate Piton des Neiges, the highest peak on the island, situated several kilometers away. In the background, high above the lake, shines the light of hundreds of stars, most of which are within ... more »

Happy Labor Day

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 hour ago
"The golf links lie so near the mill, That almost every day, The children at their labor, May watch the men at play." -Sarah Cleghorn This is what assholes like Sen. Mike Lee want to bring back. You remember him, don't you? He's the right wing nut job that was elected to the Senate at the same time as his running buddy Tailgunner Ted Cruz. Less than a week and a half after he was sworn in, Lee said that child labor laws were "unconstitutional." Of course, Lee's got the day off like most of the rest of us except Congress critters never needed a fucking union to get paid holi... more »

Chet Raymo, “You'll Be The Death Of Me Yet”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“You'll Be The Death Of Me Yet”* by Chet Raymo "What parent hasn't said that to a child. Or at least thought it. "You're taking years off my life," we say. And maybe we mean it and maybe we don't, but it seems like all that energy we are investing in our offspring must come from somewhere. Scientists talk about the "disposable soma" theory. (Soma refers to an organism's body as distinct from its reproductive cells.) According to the theory, producing and raising children diverts the body's limited resources away from the task of maintaining and repairing cells, with early aging as... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Praying”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Praying”* “It doesn't have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don't try to make them elaborate, this isn't a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.” - Mary Oliver, “Thirst”

The Daily "Near You?

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

The Point of No Return

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: The Point of No Return] In aviation it’s called the point of no return. That point in a flight when catastrophe strikes and the airplane, because of low fuel or mechanical impairment, cannot make it safely back to its take-off point. That’s where we are... more »

The Past and Future of the Refugee Crisis

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: The Past and Future of the Refugee Crisis] The refugee crisis in Europe is one of those human tragedies for which there are no real solutions, despite how many shrill voices in the media may denounce those who fail to come up with a solution. Some options may...more »

One Big Union-- Bernie, Shakespeare, Tim Buckley, Elizabeth Fraser, Ted Lieu...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Chances are you've gotten Labor Day messages from politicians all day today. Even Democrats who devote their entire careers to super-serving the interests of Wall Street, like Florida New Dem Patrick Murphy (a member of the House Financial Services Committee, where no Republican ever outdoes him in his commitment to fellating the banksters), felt obligated to make some noises about the dignity of labor. "Today," Murphy tweeted, "we recognize the hard work and sacrifice of American workers who are the heart & soul of our economy." Problem with that, of course, is that the other 364...more »

"Let It Roll Off Our Back: Dodging and Deflecting"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Let It Roll Off Our Back: Dodging and Deflecting"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we are criticized or attacked it is important to not take it into our heart space. One of the most difficult challenges in life is learning not to take things to heart and hold on to it. Especially when we’re younger, or if we’re very sensitive, we take so much of what comes our way to heart. This can be overwhelming and unproductive if it throws us off balance on a regular basis. When we are feeling criticized or attacked from all directions, it becomes very difficult for us to recover ourselv... more »

"This Is Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be. Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist. If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character... Would you slow down? Or speed up?" - Chuck Palahniuk

A Look At How An RAF Team Sitting 3,000 Miles Away Were Able To Kill Two Jihadists With A Drone Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *The Daily Mail:* *Wiped out by an RAF team sitting 3,000 miles away: The controversial technology behind the remote controlled drone attack* * British jihadists Reyaad Khan, 21, from Cardiff and Ruhul Amin, 26, from Aberdeen, killed in attack on August 21 * They were blitzed in Syria by a drone controlled by RAF pilots sitting 3,000 miles away in Lincolnshire * Airmen were operating the controversial £10m Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from hub at RAF Waddington * The use of pilotless planes mirrors the plot of popular US drama Homeland, shown on... more »

Could China's Economic Crisis Spark A War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*National Interest*:* Could China's Economic Troubles Spark a War?* *Know this: It is not unprecedented for a government that feels besieged to attempt to distract a discontented public by fomenting a foreign-policy crisis. Washington should tread carefully.* Global attention has focused on the plunge in the Shanghai stock market and mounting evidence that China’s economic growth is slowing dramatically. Moreover, the contagion appears to be spreading, characterized by extreme volatility and alarming declines in America’s own equity markets. Those worries are compounded because the... more »

Amanda Knox Acquitted Because of ‘Stunning Flaws’ in Investigation

The Guardian at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: amanda knox] Italy's highest court acquitted Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito of the 2007 murder of the British university student Meredith Kercher, because there were "stunning flaws" in the investigation that led to their convictions, according to judges' legal... Continue reading *“Amanda Knox Acquitted Because of ‘Stunning Flaws’ in Investigation”* at *theguardian.com*.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*Fundraising is steaming ahead for National Hurricane Museum & Science Center planned in Lake Charles ~Richard Burgess, The Advocate *

New film 'Who Are My People?' takes on the Big Greens and Energywashing

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Documentary Films and Public Policy Communications Contact: Robert Lundahl robert@studio-rla.com "Who Are My People?" to Screen at the Joshua Tree International Film Festival 9/19/2015 Film takes viewers inside efforts to construct the largest renewable energy facilities on the planet, "fast tracked" by US "Green Energy" Policies "Who Are My People?" by documentary filmmaker,

The Virginia Shooting Is Fake: Did Alison Parker Do Two Takes For Shooting? Watch Video And Decide!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
I must apologize to my readership... I honestly wanted to close the books on this fraud Virginia shooting at this point, simply because by this time I had hoped that everyone would have seen this for what it was .... A fraud and a hoax! But again, I continue to see some of the Jew spew media outlets, especially in the United States, continue to proclaim this fraud as being real and the crisis actors involved in this scam out there doing the media rounds calling for gun control across America... Therefore it appears that more conclusive evidence is required to expose this fraud once... more »

The U.K. Government Admits That It Ordered The Assassination Of Two Of Its Citizens In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *RAF drones take out two British jihadis: Cameron reveals ISIS fighters were killed to stop plot to carry out 'barbaric' attacks on streets of UK* * Reyaad Khan, 21, from Cardiff, was among three killed on August 21 * Cameron insists that Khan was a 'terrorist directing murder on our streets' * Two other jihadis killed by RAF including Aberdeen schoolboy Ruhul Amin * United States killed Briton Junaid Hussain in an airstrike on August 24 * PM defends decision to launch action without getting MPs' approval * Doubts raised about legal basis for the use of RAF Reaper dr... more »

Conscience & Property Rights: Obama vs. Little Sisters of the Poor

The Imaginative Conservative at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: little sisters of the poor] I have added my name to a friend of the court brief in the case of Little Sisters of the Poor vs. Burwell. Professor Nathanial Oman of the law school at William and Mary proposed and took the lead in... Continue reading *“Conscience & Property Rights: Obama vs. Little Sisters of the Poor”* at *theimaginativeconservative.org*.

Donald Trump Beats Hillary Clinton in Poll — and Gets 25 Percent Among Blacks

The Washington Examiner at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Beats Hillary Clinton in Poll — and Gets 25 Percent Among Blacks] Whoa! SurveyUSA has just come in with a national poll, conducted Sept. 2-3, showing Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton 45 to 40 percent. Clearly even as Clinton’s unfavorables are going up, Trump’s are going down. The top line is not... Continue reading *“Donald Trump Beats Hillary Clinton in Poll — and Gets 25 Percent Among Blacks”* at *washingtonexaminer.com*.

universal flux

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Mohawk Nation News 'Dodge a Bullet'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
DODGE A BULLET Posted on September 7, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. Sep. 7, 2015. About five years ago Mr. SOS got in touch with me by email. He was affiliated with a group at McGill University environmental issues and a group of Montreal Island history aficionados. He also worked with kahnawake elders to list Mohawk place names on Montreal Island and surrounding areas.

how are you feeling ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

The Economy: “The Danger Of Eliminating Cash”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Danger Of Eliminating Cash”* by Alasdair Macleod “’In the early days of central banking, one primary objective of the new system was to take ownership of the public's gold, so that in a crisis the public would be unable to withdraw it. Gold was to be replaced by fiat cash which could be issued by the central bank at will. This removed from the public the power to bring a bank down by withdrawing their property. A primary, if unspoken, objective of modern central banking is to do the same with fiat cash itself.’ There are of course other reasons for this course of action. Gove... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The U.S. Is Rethinking Its Strategy For Battling The Islamic State in Syria (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Rebel fighters, graduates of a training program, displayed their rifle skills in July in a camp near Damascus, Syria. Credit Bassam Khabieh/Reuters *Reuters*: *U.S. rethinks strategy for battling Islamic State in Syria: NYT* The United States is rethinking its strategy for battling the Islamic State in Syria, the New York Times reported on Monday, with the Pentagon looking into moving more fighters into safer zones, providing better intelligence and improving the skills of trained rebels. The options, which are classified, are circulating among top officials at the Department of De... more »

TV Watch: We've hit T-minus-one-day in the countdown to "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Stephen C reveals: "I'm really mostly a hoofer. Mostly song and dance."* *by Ken* The wait is over, just about. Tomorrow night *The Late Show with Stephen Colbert* debuts on CBS, and as washingtonpost.com's Emily Yahr notes ("What can we learn about Stephen Colbert’s 'Late Show' from his first two weeks of guests?"), the first two weeks' worth of guests have been announced, giving rise to much analysis and speculation. Here's the list: *WEEK 1* *Tuesday, Sept. 8*: Actor George Clooney; Jeb Bush; house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human *Wednesday, Sept. 9*: Actress Scarlett Johanss... more »

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Justin Faerman - *How do you fully integrate integrate your knowlege of wellness? The post 3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind appeared first on Waking Times.

10 Best Cancer Killing Phytonutrients To Eat

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Sayer Ji* - Let food be thy medicine. The post 10 Best Cancer Killing Phytonutrients To Eat appeared first on Waking Times.

Labor Day 2015

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 4 hours ago
Happy Labor Day! I've featured this one before, but this is a great rendition of one of the best tunes for the day. It's from the Pete Seeger 90th birthday concert. My most in-depth post for Labor Day was this 2011 post. If you wrote a post celebrating the day, feel free to link it in the comments.

China, Trying to Bolster Currency, Taps Foreign Reserves

New York Times at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: china] China is burning through its huge stockpile of foreign exchange reserves at the fastest pace yet as it seeks to prop up its currency and stem a rising tide of money flowing out of the country. Even after a record... Continue reading *“China, Trying to Bolster Currency, Taps Foreign Reserves”* at *nytimes.com*.

Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Government Over Access to Data

The New York Times at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: tech comapnies] In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple's response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company... Continue reading *“Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Government Over Access to Data”* at *nytimes.com*.

Time stamps Equilibrium

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Whispers of life we never hear the whispers of life become screams sometimes but for the most its background noise cause we never really listen at all really When the whispers of life become scrreams the source is most often an unusual thing one time it brings pleasant surprises letting pealing joy bells ring repeated offences become ugly small town dings where your car is keyed and then the horror is up in everything no cell phone Still no matter how loud no matter how proud the clock it never stops its a gravity planetary trip on life that we work to save with psychics and physics a... more »

Time stamps Equilibrium

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Whispers of life we never hear the whispers of life become screams sometimes but for the most its background noise cause we never really listen at all really When the whispers of life become scrreams the source is most often an unusual thing one time it brings pleasant surprises letting pealing joy bells ring repeated offences become ugly small town dings where your car is keyed and then the horror is up in everything no cell phone Still no matter how loud no matter how proud the clock it never stops its a gravity planetary ding on life that we work to save with psychics and physics... more »

U.S. Asks Greece To Close Its Airspace To Russian Aircraft

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*:* U.S. asks Greece to deny Russian flights to Syria* The United States has asked Greece to deny Russia the use of its airspace for supply flights to Syria, a Greek official said on Monday, after Washington told Moscow it was deeply concerned by reports of a Russian military build up in Syria. The Greek foreign ministry said the request was being examined. Russian newswire RIA Novosti earlier said Greece had refused the U.S. request, adding that Russia was seeking permission to run the flights up to Sept. 24. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow would not give any ... more »

Meet the Iran Lobby

Forward at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Map with Iran] One of the chief ironies of the ongoing debate over the Iran deal is that both defenders and detractors of a supposedly all-powerful "Israel Lobby" have been wasting their breath over an entity that has notably failed to affect U.S.... Continue reading *“Meet the Iran Lobby”* at *tabletmag.com*.

Why Labor Day? Where Does it Come From?

The Christian Science Monitor at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Labor Day: Where Does it Come From?] Labor Day is an annual tip of the cap to workers, an unofficial marker that summer is winding down and schools are starting up, and an excuse for firing up grills across America. People generally know - perhaps just vaguely... Continue reading *“Why Labor Day? Where Does it Come From?”* at *csmonitor.com*.

More than 60 Groups Call on Gov. Kasich to Defund Planned Parenthood

Lifesitenews at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: John Kasich - wikimedia_Medium] COLUMBUS, OH, September 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Pro-life and pro-family organizations throughout the state of Ohio are putting pressure on governor and presidential candidate John Kasich to defund Planned Parenthood. A coalition of over sixty Ohio-based groups has signed a... Continue reading *“More than 60 Groups Call on Gov. Kasich to Defund Planned Parenthood”* at *lifesitenews.com*.

GDP Stats aren’t measuring real wealth

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Guest post by Frank Shostak* It is reported that American real gross domestic product (GDP) grew faster than initially thought in the last Quarter. GDP expanded at a 3.7 percent annual rate instead of the 2.3 percent rate reported last month, and 0.6 percent in Q1. Most experts, in response to this figure, are now arguing that the US economy is strengthening visibly. This, they say, when coupled with a relatively stable price level, raises the likelihood that the economy is approaching the path of healthy economic growth with stable price inflation.[image: Percent Change in Annua... more »

One More Sign That President Obama Has Been Successful In Withdrawing The U.S. From The International Stage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
NRO *Fred Hiatt, Washington Post: **Obama’s Syria achievement* This may be the most surprising of President Obama’s foreign-policy legacies: not just that he presided over a humanitarian and cultural disaster of epochal proportions, but that he soothed the American people into feeling no responsibility for the tragedy. Starvation in Biafra a generation ago sparked a movement. Synagogues and churches a decade ago mobilized to relieve misery in Darfur. When the Taliban in 2001 destroyed ancient statues of Buddha at Bamiyan, the world was appalled at the lost heritage. Today the Isl... more »

Scammers and Crooks Love Ashley Madison

MIS Asia at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: hacking - wikimedia_Medium] The Ashley Madison breach has been a Christmas-in-August present for spammers and scammers of all kinds, and your company could be the next target. Here are some scams to watch out for. Phishing There is a significant amount of spam... Continue reading *“Scammers and Crooks Love Ashley Madison”* at *mis-asia.com*.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Inside Story/Al Jazeera:* *Debating Syria's war again* *Is there hope for peace in Syria?* Millions have been displaced, hundreds of thousands killed, and there's still no solution to end the conflict in Syria. With the war now entering its fifth year, the situation on the ground remains dire, driving more Syrians towards Europe, or into neighbouring countries. So far the international community has failed to find a solution to end the fighting. In recent weeks there has been a flurry of diplomatic activity. But one sticking point remains, whether Bashar al-Assad should stay ... more »

The BBC's fightback appears to be continuing....

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
*Newsnight *has a poll out tonight (with ComRes) which seems to fly in the face of the other polls. (Fancy that!) Yes, it partially reflects their findings that a majority of people are against an increased numbers of migrants - but it goes against them in highlighting that 40% of respondents want *more* migrants taken in. The *Mail on Sunday*'s poll, in contrast, offered people a range of alternative numbers (from 0-300,000) and found that even among the minority those who countenanced higher numbers, few countenanced *much *higher numbers and vanishingly few countenanced the high...more »

"The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues"

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 6 hours ago
This blog post in the Washington Post well describes a phenomenon of parents, hoping to give their kids the best chance in life, controlling their kids so much that the children fail to learn the social skills and leadership which comes from free time, where children play with each other, make up their own games and parents are out of the picture. What Angela Hansom describes about her relationship with her daughter, where she was overbearing and pushy with regard to academics--after all, what parent does not want his kid to be best in his classroom--is equally played out with pare... more »

Banning books

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
See, here’s the thing. If you don’t like a child’s book, then just don’t buy it for your child. Simple, huh? Don’t ask for the government to do your parenting for you. Or demand it parent your neighbours. And if you don’t like a bookseller selling it, then tell them – or don’t patronise them. Don’t ask for the government to do your nannying for you. Don’t ask it to ban, banish, censor or “age-rate” it. Don’t pretend your children haven’t heard those words before. Don’t pretend they won’t find those naughty words by simply Googling. And don’t pretend they wouldn’t hear worse st... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Incidentally, mentioning BBC reporter Gavin Lee (who's new to me) in the previous post led me (inevitably) to check out his Twitter feed - *@GavinLee BBC.* Given the tenor of his latest report, his Twitter feed probably *won't *come as a surprise to you. His latest tweets are *all* about the the kindness of those helping the migrants and the niceness of the migrants themselves (interspersed with cute photos of migrant children). Reading it is like a potted version of the BBC's entire present output at the moment on the migrant crisis.

But isn’t a Syrian refugee just another mouth to feed?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: image] RELATED STORY: - Refugee crisis: Steve Jobs was 'a Syrian migrant's child' too, tech community observes – INDEPENDENT - What have Asylum Seekers invented for Us? – Anton Howe, CAPITALISM’S CRADLE Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Sept. 7 this is late because my paper was very, very late.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
I made a deal for delivery my paper from Irving press to my door early in the morning. It hasn't happened since December. I wonder. If Mr. Irving had made such a deal with a contractor and the contractor later changed the terms on his own, would Mr. Irving forgive and forget? ________________________________________________________________________________ The headline – golly, gee whiz – is “Moncton rocks out to AD/DC. Oh, I could die. I could just die. It's been the headline for days, now – and today there are two stories about it. That's almost two, full pages saying nothing about... more »

The Truth Movement May Hold Critical Answers for Humanity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Bernie Suarez - *Sadly many people, especially in America, are trained and thoroughly brainwashed into thinking that the truth movement is nothing but “conspiracy theorists”. The post The Truth Movement May Hold Critical Answers for Humanity appeared first on Waking Times.

Do You Know Who is Watching Your Private Life?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Infographic - *Here's how technologies such as Google Street View and government monitoring initiatives are starting to intrude on people's private lives. The post Do You Know Who is Watching Your Private Life? appeared first on Waking Times.

Fed Up with Rent and Dorms, U of M Student Built this Amazing Tiny House

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Heather Callaghan - *Growing weary of dorm life costing $800/month, this university student takes a more purposeful approach to housing and builds a tiny house. The post Fed Up with Rent and Dorms, U of M Student Built this Amazing Tiny House appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- September 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Hit by new wave of refugees, Germany warns EU partners* Struggling to cope with record numbers of asylum seekers, Germany told its European partners on Monday they too must take in more refugees, as police in Hungary used pepper spray on desperate migrants who broke out of a reception center at the border. Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking after a weekend in which 20,000 migrants entered Germany from Hungary by train, bus and on foot, described the influx as "breathtaking" and tried to reassure German citizens that the crisis was manageable. "I am happy that Germany ... more »

Impartiality flies out of the window

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
There's another spot-on post today from David Keighley over at *Conservative Woman*. Here's how David ends his post: Shame on the BBC. Their duty, as defined by the public purposes, is to offer balanced reporting that reflects all sides of this massive story *[the migrant crisis]*. Instead, we are getting the Gospel according to the Liberal Left. On Friday night, elements of coverage were actually accompanied by epic movie music. This was not news reporting. You could call it instead what it actually was: propaganda. I don't doubt for one second that epic movie music was used fo... more »

Dithering Dave and the Refugees

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
I detest the term "game-changing", but the wide publication of the little body of Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach touched millions of hearts coarsened by decades of anti-immigrant racism and hysteria. Having obstinately set his face against taking more refugees, Dave and his pitiful government were shamed by the huge numbers taken in by Germany, and a rare united front by the press (excepting the *Express*, and the *Daily Star* for whom the latest *Big Brother* was more newsworthy) who turned on his unsympathetic response to the crisis. Matters weren't helped either by Yve... more »

Sarah Palin Wants to Be Trump’s Energy Secretary

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Sarah Palin Wants To Be Trump’s Energy Secretary] Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she wants to be named energy secretary if Donald Trump is elected president. "I think a lot about the Department of Energy because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those... more »

Clinton Says No Email Apology: ‘What I Did Was Allowed’

AP/Catherine Lucey at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Clinton Says No Email Apology: 'What I Did Was Allowed'] CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because “what I did was allowed.” In an interview with The... more »

Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Raises More Questions

The Federalist at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Whistleblower Raises More Questions About Planned Parenthood] Editor's note: This article contains graphic descriptions of dissecting baby bodies. The ninth and latest undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood's fetal parts trafficking features Cate Dyer, the CEO of StemExpress, which until these videos began coming out bought baby parts... Continue reading *“Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Raises More Questions”* at *thefederalist.com*.

The Real August Unemployment (and Employment) Data from ShadowStats.com

Are you enjoying the latest fake unemployment statistics? Feel better about your un- or under-employed status in life? They are certainly hoping you are. No. 749: August Employment and UnemploymentSeptember 4th, 2015• However the FOMC Sets Its Policy, It Cannot Be Serious About Relying on Generally Worthless Labor Data • Month-to-Month Unemployment Comparisons Remained Meaningless, While

Is There Enough Money In The World For Jeb And His Super PAC To Ever Catch Up With Trump?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Trump has shot to the top of the GOP polls without spending much money. He hasn't done a single broadcast or cable ad-- not nationally, not in Iowa, not in New Hampshire, not in South Carolina-- but he's #1 nationally, #1 in Iowa, #1 in New Hampshire and #1 in South Carolina, and by a lot. Jeb Bush, on the other hand, has seen his approval among Republican voters sink lower and lower and lower. Yesterday's NBC/Marist poll showed him sinking from second place in New Hampshire (at 14%) to 4th place (at 8%) and from 12% to 6% in Iowa. Not good news. But Jeb's Right to Rise Super PAC... more »

“We Have Lost Our Minds”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“We Have Lost Our Minds”* by Karl Denninger "You've got to be kidding me. But first, to recap: Copening and his girlfriend- now identified as Brianna Denson- are like other teenagers in that they have more than a passing interest in sex. Indeed, when they were 16, they exchanged racy sexy photos via text message. Denson sent pictures to Copening, and Copening sent pictures to Denson. It appears that no one else saw the pictures until local authorities searched Copening’s phone and discovered them. Why did they search his phone? It’s not clear, but local news reports claimed that ... more »

The Economy: “Say Goodbye to Normal”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Say Goodbye to Normal”* by James Howard Kunstler “The tremors rattling markets are not exactly what they seem to be. A meme prevails that these movements represent a kind of financial peristalsis — regular wavelike workings of eternal progress toward an epic more of everything, especially profits! You can forget the supposedly “normal” cycles of the techno-industrial arrangement, which means, in particular, the business cycle of the standard economics textbooks. Those cycle are dying. They’re dying because there really are Limits to Growth and we are now solidly in grips of thos... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Deutsche Welle*: *Russian military boost to save fragile Assad* Moscow is boosting its military aid to the Syrian regime over fears President Assad's power is waning, a Berlin-based academic tells DW. But some say Putin still favors diplomacy, as Moscow plays down the move. Russia's expanded military support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a defensive move over fears that his regime is crumbling, a former Damascus-based journalist - now living in Germany - said on Monday. Khaled Yacoub Oweis told DW that Assad was "losing his grip on northern Syria and the Alawite heartlan...more »

Crimes Against the Peace (for profit.....)

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Not at all surprising to see this very important report. The US-NATO war project in Ukraine promises the psychopathic leaders in Kiev that they will get rich if they just push the bloody war against people in the Donbass (eastern Ukraine). This is how the imperial system works - find some low life scoundrels and make them rich if they carry out the blood letting on behalf of corporate capitalism. And then of course blame it all on Putin! Works every time - just like a charm......

Beware of the dog?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: image] [Cartoon by Dave Coverly, hat tip Felix Mueller] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

The BBC and the Little Dutch Boy

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
It's all getting a bit overwhelming, isn't it? The BBC's coverage of the migrant crisis, I mean. The BBC is acting with the energy and ruthless indifference to nuance of a political party during an election campaign at the moment. They seem to be very seriously campaigning, don't they? And now they seem to be realising, it appears, that they *aren't *'winning the election' (cue a furious rant from Simon McCoy over my use of words there?) they are giving every impression of desperately going into overdrive and sticking their fingers (Dutch-boy-like) into every leaking dike they c... more »

Kim Davis Officially Appeals Judge’s Decision to Jail Her

AP/Adam Beam at The Stream - 9 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)] LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A defiant county clerk is willing to stay in jail for her beliefs, but she’d prefer to be a free woman. Attorneys for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis have officially appealed a judge’s decision to put her... more »

Greek Island Overwhelmed by Stranded Migrants, Despair

AP/Hamza Hendawi at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Greek Island Overwhelmed by Stranded Migrants, Despair] MYTILENE, Greece (AP) -- It was supposed to be the first step on their journey to Western Europe. But now thousands of migrants are mired in despair, anger and frustration on the scenic Greek island of Lesbos. After perilous sea... more »

Sewer Money And "Ex"-Republican Patrick Murphy Of Florida

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Chuck Schumer has been spending a shocking amount of time on the phone bothering Democratic donors-- personally-- and cajoling, begging and threatening them not to contribute money to Alan Grayson's Senate campaign. He claims Grayson's progressive agenda makes him "unelectable" (the word that Schumer uses on every call, and that his minions use when they talk to media outlets) in purple Florida. Instead, Schumer wants to see "ex"-Republican/now New Dem Patrick Murphy-- Wall Street's and his own recruit-- get the nomination. This despite all the Republican-lite DINOs, from Alex Sin... more »

The Real Struggle Starts From Now On

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
*Jeju Island Catholic Bishop Kang U-Il* *The overflow crowd outside of the grand opening of the St. Francis Peace Center in Gangjeong village* Sung-Hee Choi reports from Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea: [Sept. 5] Bishop Kang U-Il says, “The real struggle starts from now on.” On a gently rainy day, about 500 priests, sisters, laymen, villagers, and peace activists gathered to celebrate the opening of the St. Francis Peace Center in the village. The event organizers had expected about 200 crowd. The four story building, of which the idea was first initiated by Fr. Mun Je... more »

War Room America’s Number One Movie in a Week Kind to Small Budget Film Projects

AP/Lindsey Bahr at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: War Room - 900] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Summer blockbusters gave way to the small and highly targeted over a sleepy Labor Day weekend at the box office, with notable performances from the faith-based War Room and the Spanish language cartoon Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos.... more »

Tale of Russian/Syria build up originate/bolstered by “blogger/activist” Ruslan Leviev ?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
Ruslan Leviev and the usual suspects that is! Another questionable drama that has made the rounds in the msm & the so called alternative media. The Russian build up! *Prior to and since the NATO destabilization:* Russia had troops in Syria Russia had military equipment in Syria. Russian citizens resided in Syria Russia has assisted Syria in multiple ways- Not just militarily. Also financially & with food aid. Not to forget the entire situation surrounding the surrounding the whole chemical weapons psyop. *In other words Russian involvement has always been a fact in the Syrian sit... more »

EU Migration Crisis -- News Updates September 7, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *This news story continues unabated. I have listed links and posted some comments below. *Voice of America:* *More Refugees Pour Into Europe* *WNU Editor:* Greece is now receiving a new wave of refugees and migrants ... their system has utterly collapsed, *and riots are now occurring**. *But Greece is the lucky one .... this is all temporary .... everyone wants to head to Germany and Sweden and they have no desire to stay in Greece and live in that economic mess. *NBC News: **Germany to Spend $6.6 Billion on 800,000 Refugees and Migrants* *WNU Editor*: This works out...more »

Mark Easton is afraid

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I had to smile at BBC home editor Mark Easton's latest blogpost, Have we changed our mind about asylum? It begins: Our conscience has been pricked, our hearts have been softened. The tragic image of little Alan Kurdi lying dead on Europe's shoreline has, we are told, awakened Britain's generous nature. But I'm afraid I don't believe it. You'll have noted the "I'm afraid" bit there, revealing his own bias. Why doesn't he believe it? Has he read the opinion polls showing what most people really think (as you would expect from a well-informed BBC home editor)? Well, if he *has* ... more »

Germany Wants The Rest Of The EU To Take In Refugees

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Migrants eat at a makeshift mensa at the fair ground of Munich, Germany September 7, 2015. REUTERS/MICHAELA REHLE *Reuters:* *Hit by new wave of refugees, Germany warns EU partners* Struggling to cope with a record influx of asylum seekers, Germany told its European partners on Monday they must take in more refugees too, saying the burden could not fall on just a few countries. Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking after a weekend in which 20,000 migrants made their way to Germany from Hungary by train, bus and on foot, described the events of the past days as "breathtaking" and tried... more »

What is the Yellow Light Flickering Above Fukushima's Common Spent Fuel Pool?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Here are a variety of screenshots: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dte77zndpnibsli/September%206%20to%208%20yellow%20flicker%202015.pdf?dl=0 Below is a screenshot from cam 4 from September 7 2015 (Japan time) that does NOT show the yellow flickering light, although there does appear to be a structural protrusion in that area: Compare the screenshot above with the ones taken September 8 that do show the flickering light: I'm not sure what the yellow flickering light represents but I did notice that the Futaba cam view is showing the flashing light which I've concluded from past epis... more »

Report: 196 of the Released Gitmo Detainees Have Resumed Insurgent/Terrorist Activity

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Al-Qaida_au_Maghreb_Islamique_combatants - 400] New statistics show 196 former Guantanamo detainees are suspected or confirmed to have returned to insurgent or terrorist activities, a report released Thursday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirms. The percent of those suspected in re-engaging... more »

Mondrian Show in Berlin Traces Artist’s Evolution of Style

AP/Kirsten Grieshaber at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Mondrian5 - 900] BERLIN (AP) -- Abstract compositions of black lines and rectangles filled with red, blue and yellow highlight a new Piet Mondrian exhibition in Berlin. The show goes far beyond the Dutch artist’s iconic works, tracing his stylistic development from the... more »

Wonder which BBC online journalist pulled this stunt?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
First, a comment on Twitter: And here's a screengrab of the relevant BBC page: Finally, here's a flavour of the discussion about it on Twitter:


thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 11 hours ago
They wouldn't be able to get away with this shit if we didn't let them: On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting. The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead withthe trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself providing “extensive support” to the arm... more »

Afghan Taliban Forces Are Now Launching Attacks With Units Of About 500 Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Tolo News*: *14 Afghan Taliban Insurgents Killed in Attack on Security Posts in Kunar* At least 14 Taliban insurgents were killed in an attack on security posts in eastern Kunar province on Saturday, local officials said. In addition, 23 other insurgents were injured during the clashes. The incident took place in Mano Gai and Chapa Dara districts of the province after more than 500 Taliban insurgents attacked the posts. However they were met by a large-scale response from security forces, provincial police chief Abdul Habib Sayedkhili said. "An Afghan security soldier was also k... more »

A classic BBC stealth edit

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
I didn't see Friday evening's BBC One News at Six, but others did. Here's a comment from the previous thread: Likewise the posh James political correspondent (the one who interviewed Cameron before the election) asserted boldly that the government had fallen behind the curve of public opinion on the migrant issue. As you rightly point out, that is just BBC PC bllx and by 10pm he had changed his tune - no mention of being behind the curve of opinion. And here's someone at Digital Spy: James Landale on the BBC 6 o'clock News on Friday, following Cameron's revised position: "the ... more »

Facebook Wants to Transform Education: What Could Go Wrong?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
After turning Newark schools into charter cesspools of corruption, billionaire sociopath, Mark Zuckerberg, has a new plan underway out West to deprofessionalize teaching and to accelerate roboticized online learning. What could go wrong with the Facebook crew in charge of your child's privacy? SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook, which transformed communication with its social networking service, now wants to make a similar impact on education. The Silicon Valley company announced on Thursday that it was working with a local charter school network, Summit Public Schools, to develop software ... more »

Hamas Naval Commando Drowns During Training Accident

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Hamas naval commando who drowned in training accident. (photo credit:ARAB MEDIA) *Jerusalem Post:* *Hamas naval commando drowns in training accident off Gaza coast* *The death of the commando came amid signs over the past year that Hamas is attempting to bolster its capability to attack Israel from the sea.* A member of the naval commando unit of Hamas's military wing, the Kassam Brigades, drowned in a training accident on Sunday off the coast of Gaza, the group announced. The Hamas naval commando was named as 27-year-old Nabil Marine, from Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. ... more »

Our Fatally Fractured Food Chain

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - We can search of real food, real farmers and a real life, or drown in a sea of pseud-foods The post Our Fatally Fractured Food Chain appeared first on Waking Times.

Iran And Somalia Alliance?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud meets the then Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in Mogadishu in November 2012. Photo: REUTERS *Garowe Online:* *Iran tries to gain foothold in Somalia* GAROWE, Somalia, September 4, 2015 (Garowe Online Exclusive)-Amid Gulf States' growing concern, Iranian government and charitable organizations are trying to gain a foothold in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation, informed sources tell Garowe Online. Iran sent a delegation consisting of senior diplomats and Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation officials to Somalia, forging fledg... more »

Europe Struggles to Handle Accelerating Flow of Refugees

The Washington Post at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: refugees - 400] Waves of asylum-seekers fleeing conflict made their way across Europe on Monday, as leaders appeared surprised by the ever-accelerating numbers coming from a deep well of people displaced by war. German authorities said they had taken in far more asylum-seekers... Continue reading *“Europe Struggles to Handle Accelerating Flow of Refugees”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

The Relationship Between Poverty and Unwed Births

Kay S. Hymowitz at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Single Mom, Absent Father -900] In 2014, 40.6 percent of all children in the United States were born to unmarried mothers. That includes close to 72 percent of black children, 53 percent of Hispanic children, and 29 percent of white children. If we can find... more »

Hillary’s Loyalty Pledge Misses Mark with Millennials

RealClearPolitics at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: hillary loyalty pledge] From a distance, the visual of students lining up along Bellflower Road in this Rust Belt city’s University Circle neighborhood was good B-roll for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, seemingly showcasing her appeal to young people. It also was an opportunity to... Continue reading *“Hillary’s Loyalty Pledge Misses Mark with Millennials”* at *realclearpolitics.com*.

Loads Of DOD Ethics Rules But Do They Work?

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Loads Of DOD Ethics Rules But Do They Work?] Pentagon officials have no way to know if their approach to ethics is effective, a congressional watchdog clams. Multiple "high-profile" investigations in 2012 and 2013 unearthed a Navy bribery scandal, sexual assault accusations against Army generals, and Air Force generals... more »

Faith-Based Indy Movie Strikes Box-Office Gold

Ledger Gazette at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: War Room] "It is really a fine creative ministry to raise people's awareness of the need for prayer", Polk told BP. "I would say of War Room, it probably is, I think, about the most theologically sound of the Christian movies made... Continue reading *“Faith-Based Indy Movie Strikes Box-Office Gold”* at *ledgergazette.com*.

Truth telling of Trump - the matador and the bull

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Matador waves red flag at bull* *just like Trump waves the truth in front of the cabal* There are two aspects of America that are totally at odds and will collide soon. When they do...there will be a seismic shudder through American society. These two aspects are the decades long facile *pattern of lying that is the American domestic and foreign policy*. Here' s a recent example: .....Washington[’s] claims that Russia is ramping up its support for Assad. Anonymous intelligence officials have suggested that Russia is preparing to build a military base in the Syrian port city of ... more »

Engineered Refugee Crisis to Justify "Safe Havens" in Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 12 hours ago
*September 7 2015* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - While the Western media attempts to portray the sudden influx of refugees suddenly appearing out of no where at Europe's gates, the reality is that for years they have been gathering in expansive, well-funded refugee camps in Turkey. *Image: Turkey has eagerly invited 2 million refugees into their country to stay at camps funded by upward to 6 billion USD, not out of altruism, but to use refugees together with the US, NATO, and the EU, as a geopolitical weapon. *In fact, Turkey has brought in over 2 million refugees with a suspiciously eag... more »

Colonel Blanchard and the Press Release Part II

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
I often assume a level of knowledge on the parts of those who visit here and shouldn’t do that. I thought the last posting was clear but there are questions that seem to transcend the point of that post. With that in mind, here is some clarification for everyone. There were some variables that I have ignored. First was the timing of the story told by Brigadier General Thomas DuBose. We all believed that the flight made by Colonel Al Clark was on Sunday afternoon, but that might not be right. At the moment, this isn’t important to understanding the last post and I mention it only so ... more »

Islamic State Executions Skyrocket In Iraq’s Ninewa In August 2015

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
Fighting in Iraq remained largely the same in August 2015. The number of attacks barely changed from July to August. The number of wounded was down almost 50% between the two months, but that was probably due to underreporting as much as a decline. The major differences were that the Islamic State executed a huge number of people in Ninewa province. In August Musings On Iraq counted 616 security incidents. That was roughly the same as July’s 608. That averaged out to 19.6 attacks per day in July and 19.8 in August. The real number of incidents is always higher than what gets into t... more »

Iran Nuclear Official: Sabotage Attempt Foiled At Uranium Enrichment Facility

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Pictured is Iran’s IR-40 heavy water nuclear reactor near Arak. Creative Commons *Times of Israel:* *Iran says it foiled sabotage at Fordo nuclear site* *Major Saturday air force drill showcases Tehran’s military might, ‘self-sufficiency,’ says official state media* A senior Iranian nuclear official said Saturday that the Islamic Republic had foiled an attempt by an unnamed “enemy” to sabotage the Fordo uranium enrichment facility. “Recently, a series of electronic boards were discovered that had been planted in certain equipment at [the] Fordo nuclear site to carry out sabotage ... more »

Labor Daze

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
They don't call us working stiffs for nothing. Granted, Labor Day in the USA is pretty much a public relations gimmick designed to make politicians feel better about giving the shaft to labor on the other 364 days of the year. President William McKinley, who only last week finally got his Alaskan mountain deservedly yanked out from under him, needed to placate the Pullman workers whose strike his federal troops had just lethally shut down. So he gave workers an extra day off instead of a raise and benefits and protections from the oligarchic police state. But when celebrity *New Y... more »

U.S. Army Ready To Roll-Out Its New All-Purpose Vehicle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*National Interest:* *US Army to roll out ‘new symbol of American fighting power’: the JLTV* WASHINGTON: First there was the Jeep, then came the Humvee. Now the US military has a new all-purpose vehicle that aspires to become another symbol of American fighting power: the JLTV. Granted, the name is not as catchy as its predecessors, but the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle signals a technological leap forward that, the military hopes, will protect troops for decades. Last month, the Pentagon announced the winner of a bid to replace thousands of Humvees, the culmination of a search th... more »

From Facebook: My Biggest Wish.....

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 13 hours ago
I posted this on Facebook this morning and have had multiple requests to publish it on RTS for ease of Sharing. My biggest wish? Is for people to STOP listening to the propaganda, and instead, RESEARCH FOR THEMSELVES. The Facts of what has been going on for the past 10, 20, 100 years, are actually right out there in plain sight.... IF - and this is a BIG "IF"... you are willing to look away from CNN, Fox, BBC, CBC, etc... and ACTUALLY LOOK at the FACTS. Not the "facts" that BBC or CNN tells you, not the lies that they have told you- that have been proven over and over again to BE O... more »

Bowe Bergdahl Charged with ‘Misbehavior Before the Enemy’

AP/JONATHAN DREW at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Bowe Bergdahl - 900] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after...more »

Two U.S. Veterans Describe What It Was Like To Fight Alongside The Kurds Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
YPG fighters stand with their weapons in Tel Hamis in the Hasaka countryside of Syria. Reuters *Jeremy Bender, Business Insider*: *2 US veterans traveled to Syria to fight alongside the Kurds against ISIS — here's what it was like* As the battle against ISIS continues to rage, the various Kurdish militia groups have proven to be the most effective ground force at stemming the militant tide. Seeking to turn back the jihadists, a small but growing number of US veterans have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join the fight, The Wall Street Journal reports. Two US veterans that The Journ... more »

Planned Parenthood and the History of Eugenics and Reproductive Violence in America

World at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Elaine_Riddick_zoom] ATLANTA, Ga., and LITTLETON, N.C.--When Elaine Riddick saw the recently released videos of Planned Parenthood workers picking through the tiny remains of aborted babies, she was horrified. Riddick herself is no stranger to childhood--or reproductive violence. Her forced sterilization wasn't... Continue reading *“Planned Parenthood and the History of Eugenics and Reproductive Violence in America”* at *worldmag.com*.

Cancer drug paper nulled by “statistical errors”

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Researchers have pulled a paper about a drug used to treat pancreatic tumors due to “statistical errors.” The 2014 paper suggested a drug that appears to treat pancreatic tumors also works in Chinese patients. We’re not exactly sure what went wrong with “A randomized phase II study of everolimus for advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in Chinese patients,” however, because […] The post Cancer drug paper nulled by “statistical errors” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Can you reaarange these words into the appropriate order: brewey, pissup, organise, in, couldn't, a, a?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
Can you rearrange these words into the order appropriate to this story: brewery, piss-up, a, organise, in, couldn't, a? Missing ballot papers in Labour leadership contest trigger call from one contender to delay the result by THREE days EXCLUSIVE: Leadership campaign team furious at delays to ballot papers Senior former Cabinet ministers among those still unable to vote Ballot is due to close at noon on Thursday with the result out on Saturday Call for voting to continue for 72 hours with leader named next Tuesday The Labour Party as incompetent as always.

How big business rips off the 99%. Top executives find ways to game performance bonuses in ways such that "short-term gains to executives and shareholders and long-term damage to the corporation and economy." "Replacing American workers with foreign workers is [another] way. "Pushed by 'shareholder advocates,' Wall Street, and large retailers, US manufacturing corporations began closing their manufacturing plants in the US and producing offshore the goods, and later the services, that they market to Americans." For example, "Apple Computer, which apparently does not own a single factory, was a strategic mistake for the long-term. By offshoring the production of their products, US corporations transferred technology, physical plant, and business knowhow to China. American corporations are now dependent on China, a country that the idiots in Washington are endeavoring to turn into an enemy." "The jobs and careers of university graduates were sent abroad and denied to Americans." "The 5.3% unemployment rate is phony, because it does not count any discouraged workers, and there are millions of them."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 14 hours ago
------------------------------ *My Quarterly Call For Your Support and My Latest Column * ------------------------------ September 4, 2015 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Dear Friends, It is September and time for my quarterly request for your support. The website has a number of supporters who have set up automatic monthly donations. If the website had more of these, I could dispense with quarterly requests. If you contribute via PayPal or Stripe, please make a note of it. As credit card com... more »

Francis to Reveal Reformed Annulment Process, Stressing Mercy

National Catholic Reporter at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Francis] Pope Francis will be decreeing Tuesday new reformed procedures for those seeking annulments of marriages in the Catholic church, in his latest move to emphasize God's merciful nature less than one month before the opening of a hotly anticipated global... Continue reading *“Francis to Reveal Reformed Annulment Process, Stressing Mercy”* at *ncronline.org*.

Move over Stonehenge: Hidden Prehistoric ‘Superhenge’ Discovered Two Miles Away

BBC at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Superhenge Near Stonehenge__1441636684_173.57.57.10] Stone monoliths found buried near Stonehenge could have been part of the largest Neolithic monument built in Britain, archaeologists believe. The 4,500-year-old stones, some measuring 15ft (4.5m) in length, were discovered under 3ft of earth at Durrington Walls “superhenge”. The... Continue reading *“Move over Stonehenge: Hidden Prehistoric ‘Superhenge’ Discovered Two Miles Away”* at *bbc.com*.

Is The U.S. Really Revamping Its Rebel Force To Fight The Islamic State In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Rebel soldiers at a camp in eastern Syria. Credit Bassam Khabieh/Reuters *New York Times*: *U.S. Revamping Rebel Force Fighting ISIS in Syria* WASHINGTON — In an acknowledgment of severe shortcomings in its effort to create a force of moderate rebels to battle the Islamic State in Syria, the Pentagon is drawing up plans to significantly revamp the program by dropping larger numbers of fighters into safer zones as well as providing better intelligence and improving their combat skills. The proposed changes come after a Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda attacked, in late July, many of the... more »

Officials: Iraq’s Defense Minister Unharmed in Sniper Attack

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi (R) talks to men during a visit to the streets of the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra, on March 21, 2015, following a meeting with Operations Commanders to discuss tribal conflicts that took place earlier in the week. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)] BAGHDAD (AP) -- Officials say Iraq’s defense minister has escaped a sniper attack unharmed while traveling in a convoy north of the capital, Baghdad. A statement Monday says Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi was heading bac... more »

Labor Day: Obama Forces Federal Contractors to Offer Sick Leave

AP/Josh Lederman at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Helmet over US flag - closeup shot - 1 to 1 ratio] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Showing solidarity with workers on Labor Day, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Monday requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, including 300,000 who currently receive none. The White House wouldn’t specify the... more »

TNReady = Common Core = More Failure

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
The Tennessee Department of Education continues its Huffman-esque tradition of making up its own facts and handing them off to the *Tennessean*, where clueless interns and corporate reporters copy and paste them up as news stories. A couple of weeks ago the big propaganda piece was posted at the Department's website with this lie as a headline: "Tennessee Students Hit Five Year High on ACT." The Tennessean loyally followed the press release, rather than checking the ACT website (links here), which clearly showed the State was making it up. The *Times-Free Press* did check the AC... more »

The U.S. Military Empire of Overseas Bases

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Abby Martin is back on the air and debuts teleSUR's The Empire Files exploring the U.S. Empire and its rise to world hegemony. See interviews American University professor David Vine about his new book 'Base Nation' about the huge string of US military bases around the world. Whose interests do these Pentagon bases actually protect?

Kate Steinle’s Parents Strike Back

Debra Saunders at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Jim Steinle, father of Kathryn Steinle who was killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, July 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from family members who have had loved ones killed by illegal immigrants. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Steinle who was killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, July 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from family membe... more »

I Didn’t Ask Trump ‘Gotcha Questions’

Politico/Hugh Hewitt at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 400] The late, great writer and reporter Michael Kelly was a guest on my radio show almost weekly from its debut in July of 2000 through his death outside of Baghdad in April 2003. So was Christopher Hitchens -- more than 70... Continue reading *“I Didn’t Ask Trump ‘Gotcha Questions’”* at *politico.com* .

Cartoon: ‘The Biggest Threat’

Michael Ramirez at The Stream - 15 hours ago
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Keep Calm and Ignore the 2016 ‘Game Changers’

FiveThirtyEight/Nate Silver at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Rubio Walker] If you were to rank the most exciting presidential nomination contests, the 1996 Republican race would be near the bottom. Bob Dole, the "next-in-line" GOP candidate and the Senate majority leader, built up a huge lead in polls and endorsements... Continue reading *“Keep Calm and Ignore the 2016 ‘Game Changers’”* at *fivethirtyeight.com*.

Gunman Opens Fire on Las Vegas Cops at Stop Light, One Injured

KSNV at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Las Vegas police shooting - 400] A man with a semiautomatic handgun ambushed two officers who’d stopped their patrol car at a traffic light in Las Vegas on Sunday, police said. An officer who was shot in the hand was being treated at a hospital, Las... Continue reading *“Gunman Opens Fire on Las Vegas Cops at Stop Light, One Injured”* at *news3lv.com*.

happy labour day

laura k at wmtc - 15 hours ago

Skin study retracted twice in triple publication rub

Ross Keith at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The Indian Journal of Dermatology has retracted a paper on the potential genetic markers of psoriasis that had already been retracted once for redundant publication. The journal is chalking it up to an “administrative error” that caused it to publish a paper that had already appeared in two other outlets. According to one of the […] The post Skin study retracted twice in triple publication rub appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Is It Time To Start a Union At Your Workplace?

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 15 hours ago
While you're enjoying your long weekend, thanks to the labor movement, enjoying a weekend at all thanks to unions, getting paid a living wage thanks to unions, and getting ready to go back to your safe workplace thanks to the labor movement, it's time to think about this: should you start a union at your workplace? Many of my readers have tried to change things by complaining to management, to no avail. If management isn't listening, if working conditions are terrible, if your coworkers and you are fed up, then start thinking about forming a union at work. It isn't that hard. You m... more »

Kurds using arbitrary detention, unfair trials in Syria, as RETRIBUTION

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Remember the lying media tells us the “kurds” are the “good guys” White knights and all that trash. Readers here already know that is not the case. *Kurds using arbitrary detention and unfair trials as RETRIBUTION* *Kurdish authorities in northern Syria are arbitrarily detaining critics *and alleged Islamic State group sympathisers and denying prisoners fair trials, rights group Amnesty International said on Monday. In a new report, Amnesty said it had *documented several cases of authorities detaining people with little evidence, on occasion as retribution for criticising the ruling... more »

We Don’t Need Kim Davis to Be in Jail

The New York Times/Ryan Anderson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Kim Davis - 400] KIM DAVIS, the clerk in Rowan County, Ky., went to jail last week, and there was no good reason for her to be there. Americans can expect more conflicts over religious conscience and same-sex marriage if we don't find a... Continue reading *“We Don’t Need Kim Davis to Be in Jail”* at *nytimes.com*.

Nearly $500,000 Raised for Family of Murdered Texas Deputy

Time at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Family of Darren Goforth - 400] Thousands of people have collectively raised nearly half a million dollars for the family of Darren Goforth, the Texas police deputy who was fatally shot while putting gas in his patrol car late last month. As of Sunday night, a... Continue reading *“Nearly $500,000 Raised for Family of Murdered Texas Deputy”* at *time.com*.

Chinese Woman Forced to Choose between Aborting 2nd Child or Sacrificing Husband’s Job

AP/DIDI TANG at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: China_one_baby] BEIJING (AP) -- A public outcry has been raised over the plight of a woman who’s considering an illegal abortion at 8 months because the child would violate China’s restrictive birth policy and would cost her husband his job as... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Student Privacy Is in Danger, but Arizona Is Fighting Back* Logan Albright is the Research Analyst at FreedomWorks, and is responsible for producing a wide variety of written content for print and the web, as well as conducting research for staff media appearances and special projects. He received his Master’s degree in economics from Georgia State University in 2011, before promptly setting out for D.C. to fight for liberty. He is a firm believer in the Austrian School of economics and the rights of individuals to live their lives as they see fit without government interference... more »

Trump's Strutting Around Like A Peacock Today, But Will He Be A Feather Duster Tomorrow?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Sunday morning, Nevada's most respected political commentator, Jon Ralston, writing for the *Reno Gazette-Journal,* pointed out what anyone watching the political circus unfolding in the Republican battle over the 2016 presidential nomination already feels in their gut, namely that Trump's domination of the polls is a consequence, as well as proof, that American-- or at least right-wing-- politics is collapsing in on itself. Trump, he wrote, is a perverse apotheosis of the dumbing down of campaigns, one perhaps hastened by social media, as one critic argued recently, although the ... more »

This Is What Soldiers Want In Their Care Packages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Ranker: **What Soldiers Really Want in Their Care Packages* How do you know what a soldier really wants in a care package? If you're not in the position to ask the recipient what they need, use this list of care package ideas for soldiers to help you figure it out. You should ask yourself a couple questions before putting the box together: Where is the soldier stationed? How long with she/he be there? What would you want to receive if you were trapped in a remote space without access to all your favorite things? And most importantly, what can you send a soldier that will boost the... more »

Thinkingaboot Number 7 the non skynet Robots making more Real Estate September 2012

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 16 hours ago
Robotic Parking The conclusion of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol stars a robotic parking system. Today's Globe and Mail makes a great case for making these mandatory in urban areas. If Toronto's city hall parking was converted to robo parking 20,000 gallons of gasoline would not be burned. At $1.30/ liter that's $118,000 dollars not spent. Therefore if such service was mandatory in the old city of Toronto, the collective users of the parking would be saving two to three million dollars a year. That does not take into account the reduction of wear and tear on your car from drivi... more »

Editor`s Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Today is Labour Day in Canada .... a national holiday. World News Briefs, Military and Intelligence News Briefs will be posted at the end of the day.

What 6 WWI Battlefields Look Like 100 Years Later

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
50,000 pounds of explosives were placed in a tunnel under German lines by British soldiers. The explosion created a hole over 90 meters wide. *Vintage History*: *What 6 WWI Battlefields Look Like 100 Years Later* These places have seen endless destruction and have been ravaged by war. However, what remains is a rich history and visually stunning landscapes.

FDI and Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
In her rambling manifesto (see post below), KMT presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu says Taiwan needs to be a better foreign direct investment (FDI) environment. Above data show FDI for Taiwan from 2006 to the present (source). If Hung plans to follow Ma policies for attracting FDI, then we'll have the same success we've had for the last seven years. As I noted two years ago, much of that FDI isn't really FDI -- it comes from the Carribean, Hong Kong, and Samoa. Probably much of it is recycled local money posing as "foreign money", and another big chunk is from China. This site not... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*NASA says sea levels will rise by a metre over the next century* *And what is the basis of that prophecy? It's not an academic journal article. It's just a press release, which is here. And the whole scare is based on one alleged fact: "Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992".One writer has looked carefully at the data concerned and concludes:"There is nothing abnormal about sea level rising by 3 inches over a 23-yr period. Nor is a 3 mm/yr sea level rise over a multi-decade period unusual. There is simply no anomaly requiring an explan... more »

It’s Not That Donald Trump Doesn’t Know, It’s That He Doesn’t Care

The Federalist/Robert Tracinski at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Pouting Fairness Campaign - 900] Donald Trump has been whining about being bombarded with "gotcha questions" about the Middle East on Hugh Hewitt's radio show. I thought Hewitt was fairly gentle and respectful in the interview -- see the transcript -- and that Trump did a fine... Continue reading *“It’s Not That Donald Trump Doesn’t Know, It’s That He Doesn’t Care”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Summer 2015 in Photos: A Labor Day Look Back

The Editors at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Labor Day Grill America Flag - 900] Happy Labor Day! Before we turn our attention to fall foliage and falling temperatures, let’s take a look back at some of the big stories and most memorable images of Summer 2015. The summer season started with a roar, when the Rolling... more »

Why You Hate Google’s New Logo

The New Yorker at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Google new logo__1441627486_70.119.142.63] At the Forty-second Street F station, in Manhattan, in a mosaic of a stone wall dripping with overgrown vines and flowers, there's an eerily provocative Jung quotation: "Nature must not win the game, but she cannot lose." That's how I... Continue reading *“Why You Hate Google’s New Logo”* at *newyorker.com*.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Restored in Time for Pope’s Visit

AP/DEEPTI HAJELA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: St. Patricks Cathedral New York__1441625048_70.119.142.63] NEW YORK (AP) -- A three-year restoration project at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and one of the country’s most well-known churches, is coming to an end just in time for a... more »

Merkel Demands EU Partners Share Burden of Migrant Influx

AP/FRANK JORDANS & GEORGE JAHN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Germany migrant refugees__1441626701_70.119.142.63] BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reflecting on “a moving, in some parts breathtaking weekend behind us,” said Monday that all EU countries could help to accommodate the human tide from the Middle East and Africa. French President Francois... more »

U.S. Open Lookahead: Top American Faces Federer in 4th Round

AP/HOWARD FENDRICH at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: John Isner of the United States serves to Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during their Men's Singles Second Round match on Day Four of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)] NEW YORK (AP) -- The very first Grand Slam loss of John Isner’s career -- back when he was ranked 184th, only a few months removed from leading Georgia to an NCAA tennis title, and still officially listed at 6-foot-9... more »

‘The Great Wall of WA,’ by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
[image: efacc439ace2af6d880c32d5c01397af] The humble adobe cottage has come a long way, sent underground here in the West Australian outback to house a sheep run’s shepherds in a series of cool and cooling abodes, bounded by the Southern hemisphere’s longest rammed earth wall. Designed by Sydney’s Luigo Rosselli Architects with fairly striking results. [image: 6463673e8c5e1c62417149de5eeb285c] [image: 6c352bc29fd7524c29a544512b95b258] [image: Luigi Rosselli Architects The Great Wall of WA 006] Pics and story at Architizer, and the architect’s site. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpo... more »

The Healing Power of Dogs

WTStaff at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Infographic - *Did you know that dogs to have an amazing healing power and may improve the physical and mental health of their human companions? The post The Healing Power of Dogs appeared first on Waking Times.

Scott Walker: To Address Europe’s Refugee Crisis, U.S. Must Fight Islamic State

The Washington Post at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker waves while speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)] PLYMOUTH, N.H. — As hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq and other war-torn countries descend upon Europe in search of a safe place to live, Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker said Sunday the United States must address the “core... Continue reading *“Scott Walker: To Address Europe’s Refugee Crisis, U.S. Must Fight Islamic State”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton by 9 in New Hampshire, Gains in Iowa: Poll

NBC News at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Sanders gains on Clinton New Hampshire poll__1441623483_70.119.142.63] Bernie Sanders has jumped out to a nine-point lead over front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, and he’s gained ground on her among Iowa voters in the Democratic presidential race, according to a pair of brand-new NBC News/Marist polls. In... Continue reading *“Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton by 9 in New Hampshire, Gains in Iowa: Poll”* at *nbcnews.com*.

Madonna’s Gay Brother Defends Jailed Clerk Kay Davis

The Hollywood Reporter at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Madonna__1441626068_70.119.142.63] “Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners,” wrote Christopher Ciccone, who himself is openly gay. Madonna’s brother, Christopher Ciccone, is speaking out in defense of the county clerk in Kentucky who was recently jailed after refusing... Continue reading *“Madonna’s Gay Brother Defends Jailed Clerk Kay Davis”* at *hollywoodreporter.com*.

Kim Davis Is in What Political Party? A Classic New York Times Correction

Get Religion at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Kim Davis Kentudky County Deputy Clerks - 400] So be honest. Did you or did you not see this one coming? We start with another New York Times report about that Rowan County clerk who sits in jail waiting for the Kentucky legislature to tweak the state’s laws... Continue reading *“Kim Davis Is in What Political Party? A Classic New York Times Correction”* at *getreligion.org*.

Hung Brings a Sword

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*A rain squall over the town of Dongshih.* *Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.* She's back! KMT presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu is back from her time off to reflect. Apparently the only reflecting she did was to look in a mirror... which told her she was the fairest candidate of them all... My man Solidarity.tw pointed out on Twitter that Hung's three-day retreat was to a Buddhist temple deep in the throbbing Deep Blue heart of Zhonghe in the City Formerly Known as Taipei County, where from nearly 500 meters... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( Labor Day - September 7 , 2015 ) Greece Updates ( Political news , polling data , economic data , data for Greece Bank NPLs ) ....... Broader Europe ( EU/ EZ Items , news / data / views touching on various individual nation -states ) ....... China and Emerging Market Updates ( Yuan in focus , E.M currencies in focus , China - various reports touching on financial wherewithal generally , stock-market and regulator related items )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Morning tweets..... Greece...... *Alex White* ‏@AlexWhite1812 3m 3 minutes ago Tsipras is all over the place on policy. Very little on offer for voters beyond whatever personal appeal he retains (and his ratings at low) *Kathimerini English *‏@ekathimerini 1m 1 minute ago At least 10,000 migrants to be ferried to mainland in next five days, minister says http://dlvr.it/C4rYNh [image: Embedded image permalink] *Greek Reporter* ‏@GreekReporter 4m 4 minutes ago Red Loans Pose Threat to Greek Banks Restart http://dlvr.it/C4tvFZ #Greece *Open Europe* ... more »

A personal call out.

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 17 hours ago
Well my friends, I hate making this sort of a call out, but unfortunately it has become necessary. As you know, Nick and I have started our own business- Our Gaia's Gardens. We borrowed some money from a good friend of ours to start the process, and have basically funneled every penny we have into the start up to get Our Gaia's Gardens up and running. We've sourced all the basics- bottles, ingredients, labels, packaging and spent a huge amount of time preparing and testing and getting everything ready to roll out.... And now we're ready.... except we've come to a grinding halt, d... more »

America`s Most Expensive Nuclear Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
B61 bomb in various stages of assembly. The nuclear component is contained in the small, silver cylinder near the upper middle. Wikipedia *Mother Jones*: *Inside the Most Expensive Nuclear Bomb Ever Made* Could America's latest atomic weapon ignite a new arms race? Engineers at the United States' nuclear weapons lab in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have spent the past few years designing and testing the B61-12, a high-tech addition to our nation's atomic arsenal. Unlike the free-fall gravity bombs it will replace, the B61-12 is a guided nuclear bomb. A new tail kit assembly, made by Boe... more »

U.S. Revamping Rebel Force Fighting ISIS in Syria

The New York Times at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Rebel soldiers at a camp in eastern Syria. Credit Bassam Khabieh/Reuters] The Pentagon effort to salvage its flailing training program in Turkey and Jordan comes as the world is fixated on the plight of thousands of refugees seeking safety in Europe from strife in the Middle East, including many fleeing violence... Continue reading *“U.S. Revamping Rebel Force Fighting ISIS in Syria”* at *nytimes.com*.

Gaia Portal: Essentials unified, Hue-manity holds the course

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
*A bit late I was in another city yesterday... -AK* *Essentials unified, Hue-manity holds the course* by ÉirePort Essentials unified, Hue-manity holds the course. Essentials clarified, humanity now grasps the unification. Essentials illuminated, Gaia Nova is unveiled. Essentials purified, Cosmic alignments are recognized. Staging is complete, separation commences. Atlas may have shrugged, yet Gaia Nova rises. ÉirePort | September 6, 2015 at 10:59 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-vt

What Makes American Workers Great

National Review/Kevin Williamson at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: American workers NLRB__1441622654_70.119.142.63] When it comes to fortifying sanctimony with criminality, it is hard to beat the American labor movement, which we hear a great deal from on Labor Day weekend. The education monopolists may dabble in criminality, as with those teachers and... Continue reading *“What Makes American Workers Great”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Refugee Crisis - Labor Day Report ( September 7 , 2015 ) Understand the connection between instability and outright Wars underway in MENA / Af- Pak ( links to highlights and tweets ) and the ever-growing refugee situation - which is a growing global problem that must be addressed !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Links...... Regional War - Iraq & Syria & / Af- Pak / Yemen *Saudi Airstrikes Kill 44 Civilians Across N. Yemen* *US Fight Against ISIS Has Killed Many Civilians* *PKK Kills 15 Turkish Troops in Ambush* *DNC Head Rep. Wasserman Schultz Backs Iran Deal* *Taliban Denies Role in Afghanistan Execution of 13 Shi'ites* *60 Saudi-Arab Coalition Troops Killed in Yemen* *Kerry Confronts Russia Over Media Reports of Syria 'Buildup'* *Druze Kill Syrian Troops After Bombings Kill Dozens* *ISIS Are Threatening to Capture a Vital Highway in Syria* *Female ISIS Members Gunned D... more »

Gardasil: Lidia Was Destroyed and Abandoned In Ireland

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Gardasil: Destroyed and Abandoned by Lidia from Donegal, Ireland Sane Vax, Inc. 6 September 2015 *Destroyed by the vaccine; abandoned by the medical profession* I am 16 years old. For me, everything started a few days after I received the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. I woke up one day choking and unable to breathe. I felt like I was going to pass out so my parents took me to a hospital. I was stabilized, kept overnight and sent home, just like that. No tests, no medications, no explanations as to what could have caused the problem. This was only the beginning. First it was just ... more »

Rising Appalachia- Medicine Song

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*Published on May 13, 2015* Artist: Rising Appalachia Song: Medicine Album: Wider Circles Location: Lake Tahoe & Appalachia For more information on Rising Appalachia go to http://www.risingappalachia.com or http://www.facebook.com/risingappalac... "Medicine” is a song-anthem honoring the traditions of folk medicine; plant-based medicine as a tool for empowerment and healing. It is a call to action to support the voices of the herbalists, healers, and teachers… the roots, plants, trees, and stones… the arts, the spirits, and the wild ones. It is an honoring of all the many ways t... more »

6 Years And $700 Million Later The U.S. Navy`s Mine Hunting System Still Does Not Work

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Sailors and Naval Surface Warfare Center scientists and engineers recover a deployed Remote Minehunting System (RMS) during developmental testing of the Littoral Combat Ship’s mine warfare mission module package on Jan. 7, 2012. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy) *Washington Post:* *Pentagon’s mine hunting system that’s 16 years in the making still doesn’t work* Over the last 16 years the U.S. Navy has spent $706 million developing a futuristic-looking device that could remotely detect mines underwater. The only problem? The device, known as the Remote Minehunting System, doesn’t work.... more »

Iraq has finally started using the F-16 fighter jet in combat operations

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: IQAF F-16 Fighting Falcon]The Iraqi military has used the F-16 fighter jet in combat operations for the first time, more than a year after Iraqi officials began pressing Washington to deliver them to assist in the fight against Islamic State militants. Defense officials in Iraq and Washington on Sunday confirmed the operations, which should significantly upgrade the Iraqi military’s ability to strike Islamic State militants in coming months. Iraqi Lt. Gen. Anwar Hama Amin told media outlets in Baghdad that the Iraqi military had carried out 15 airstrikes using the fighters ... more »

Floating test range for missile defence system

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Wheeler Island India is building a unique floating testing range — a huge ship — to overcome the limitations imposed by the land mass for carrying out missile tests of varying ranges for the two-tier ballistic missile defence (BMD) system to protect important cities. The system seeks to engage and destroy incoming enemy missiles at different altitudes in the endo- and exo-atmospheres. The first phase of the programme envisages development of interceptors to annihilate incoming missiles with a range of 2,000 km, while the second phase aims to build such weapons to destroy missiles w... more »

Unique features of JF-17 Thunder

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: JF-17 Thunder]JF-17 thunder, fighting jet of Pakistan has replaced American made F-16 in technology and made the Pakistani Air Force more stronger then before. Initially JF-17 thunder has been made by the combined efforts of Pakistani and Chinese engineers but now this technology has been transferred to Pakistan and only Pakistani engineers are making it in their home. This fighter jet is very modern in technology and also it is very light in weight. It has completely changed the operational doctrine of Pakistan Air Force. Read more

16 Pictures That Changed The World (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
July 20, 1969: Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon, with Neil Armstrong and the lunar module reflected in his helmet visor during the historic first walk on the lunar surface. Nineteen minutes earlier, Armstrong had been the first person ever to step foot on the moon, declaring 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'. The achievement marked the pinnacle of the space race with fellow superpower, Russia - and showcased the superiority of American technology. The Apollo project is seen as an important early step in the exploration of the solar system... more »

31 Long-Forgotten Native American Medical Cures by Steve Nubie

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
 Source: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/prayer-flags-huey/ 31 Long-Forgotten Native American Medical Cures by Steve Nubie Natural News News, My source: Off The Grid News 27 July 2015 When it comes to herbal remedies, many of us are familiar with the benefits of Echinacea or purple cone flower as an antibiotic, willow bark as a pain killer and aloe as a topical anesthetic and treatment for skin conditions. But that’s common knowledge compared to the insights and treatments that Native American medicine men discovered and used. Na... more »

Air Force, Navy begin joint operations on illegal maritime activities

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Nigerian Airforce ATR 42-500]The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and Nigerian Navy (NN) have re-strategized for a combined effort to combat illegal activities along the Nigerian water ways. They took the stand during a recent joint maritime operation codenamed ‘OPERATION SAUKAN MIKIYA’. With this, the illegal activities, which include crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism that often result to environmental pollution, loss of lives/property and huge losses in accruable revenue to the Federal Government of Nigeria, would soon become a thing of the past. Read more

S. Korea to send 4,500-ton destroyer to Japan's naval parade

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: KDX-2 class DDG]South Korea will dispatch one of its 4,500-ton destroyers to a naval parade in Japan next month and conduct a joint search and rescue exercise with the neighbor, the Ministry of National Defense said Monday. The guided missiles-equipped Navy destroyer Dae Joyeong will be sent to join the fleet parade to be held by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force on Oct. 18, a ministry official said. The destroyer, built in 2003, is capable of accommodating 200 crewmen and sailing at a speed of 28 knots. Read more

PM: 2 submarines to join navy fleet in 2016

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Type-33 Ming (Romeo) class SSK]Two submarines would join the navy fleet in the middle of 2016, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. The prime minister said this while addressing a function marking the commissioning of one oil fleet tanker and two landing craft utility (LCU) as well as induction of two landing craft tankers in Bangladesh Navy at Digraj Naval Jetty in Mongla of Khulna on Sunday, reports BSS. "A process for induction of two submarines in the navy has already been finalised and the submarines would join the navy fleet in the middle of 2016 Insha Allah," she sa... more »

Poland may buy submarines with other NATO members - minister

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 21 hours ago
[image: Walrus class SSK]Poland may join forces with other NATO members such as Norway or the Netherlands to buy submarines in a bid to cut costs, instead of buying them alone, Deputy Defence Minister Czeslaw Mroczek said on Sunday. The ministry had planned to buy three submarines with delivery set for 2020-25 and at a cost of 7.5 billion zlotys (US$2 billion) in a tender due to be launched at the start of this year. This was postponed when Poland decided to change the contract specification to arm the fleet with manoeuvring missiles. Read more

FIRE fascists save campus kooks' Howard Roark devotional cult

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 21 hours ago
*“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” — John Rogers* [image: Any wonder why Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) staffers consistently conflate hate speech with free speech? Note the glaring lack of diversity—may be a melanin deficiency issue, no?] *Any won... more »

Remote Viewing Revelations from the US Military to the MoD

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Eye Wide by R. Ayana] . An independent source that i generally trust no less! Except that the only thing released is early work best described as doomed to fail and of no relevance. The whole subject appears to have advanced sufficiently that it has gone behind the wall of general secrecy and little will be learned except through those leaving and peddling their skills for coin. That takes a lot of time. There are no revelations here except to note that the Brits have begun. . *Remote Viewing Revelations from the US Military to the MoD * *By Louis Pro... more »

Five Reasons to Put the Kettle on and Have a Cup of Tea

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I personally dumped coffee over twenty years ago mostly because i suddenly understood that my coffee had become an out of control carrier of sugar in my diet. A cold stop was the only viable answer. It worked out well and i became a multicultural drinker of tea flavored water. what that typically means is most of my tea comes by way of a quart of boiling water flavored with one tea bag. Obviously I imbibe the contents of two tea bags per day. It ultimately flavors a mild honey sweetened water. I simply do not like stronger enough to ever do it twice. Meanwhile... more »

Global Sea Levels Rise Three Inches over past Two Decades

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
If it stays at the same warm range as we have experienced for twenty years we may add as much as as four times 2.75 inches which is the amount added since 1994. That is around eleven inches for a total of 13.75 inches. I consider all that as seriously optimistic. The trend in the South Pole is long in tooth and due for a reversal which may well lead to a chilling of the Atlantic as well. By the way they added South Pole glacial production to their ice count when it obviously must be the low end of that cycle. Hardly intellectual rigor at work here. Smells ... more »

Rising Seas Even More Dangerous Than Thought, says NASA

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I suggest that this headline means that the level of presumed danger *X *has increased to 1.0001*X* in the past fifty years. We have added 2.75 inches over the past twenty two years and that is during a warm phase in our climate of which we have had many in the past ten thousand years. Trouble is that all the easy ice has been melted and this is not a linear process. Progressively more heat needs to be applied. In the meantime water expansion has also been acknowledged and that applied to the top six hundred feet. That is a huge mass and it can absorb a lot of heat. . *Rising ... more »

The British people are highly engaged in everything except politics. Politicians need to understand the Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon instead of dismissing him as a mistake.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 22 hours ago
In the run up to the Labour Leadership Election, a greater mystery than Jeremy Corbyn's unfathomable popularity was the leap in public declarations of loyalty to the Labour Party. On the day applications to vote for the new Labour leader closed, on 12th August 2015, the Labour Press Team tweeted: Verification process continues, but total figs of those who applied for a vote: Affiliated: 189,703

Camp Bastion In Danger Of Being Over-Run By The Afghan Taliban. 90 U.S. Special Forces Have Been Rushed In To Defend The Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*BBC* *Daily Mail*: *Bastion on the brink: American Special Forces defend former British HQ as Taliban close in - and Afghan army pays the rebels not to attack * * Camp Bastion, in Afghanistan, is in danger of being over-run by the Taliban * Former British Army base is being protected by US Special Forces soldiers * Security source says Afghan army is paying Taliban not to attack the site * Final 1,500 British troops left headquarters in Helmand Province last year Camp Bastion, the former British Army headquarters in Helmand, Afghanistan, is in such danger of being over-run by the... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Labor Day 2015

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Running in Afghanistan-900] American service members run to honor U.S. prisoners of war and those missing in action on Sept. 4, 2015, at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. Thanks to Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford for this stirring image. It is a powerful reminder that...more »

Musical Interlude: Oxygene, “The Ocean”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Oxygene, “The Ocean” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI3yNckfSvU&html5=1

What's Going On With The Chinese Military?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army look toward their president during the military parade on September 3, 2015. Damir Sagolj / Reuters *Noah Feldman, Bloomberg*: *What's Going on With China's Military?* Talk about mixed signals. Last week, Chinese leader Xi Jinping announced a 300,000-man reduction in the size of the People’s Liberation Army -- a decision at least partly calculated to look like China has no aggressive intentions toward the rest of the world. Yet at almost the same time, he sent five Chinese ships into the Bering Sea near Alaska, in an unprecedented maneuver t... more »

Margaret Sanger, Eugenics and the Racist Roots of Planned Parenthood

John West at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Birth Control Review 1918_compressed_cropped] Imagine if Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and Speaker of the House John Boehner both accepted an award named for slave-owner and President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis. Imagine further that Jeb Bush enthusiastically defended his award by proclaiming: "I... more »

Former U.S. Military Officials Are Raising Concerns That The Iran Nuclear Deal Will Make The Middle East Even More Unstable

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, attends a graduation ceremony of army cadets accompanied by top military commanders in Tehran, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader) / Via jamejamonline.ir *The Hill:* *Former military officials fear surge of cash, weaponry to Iran* A group of retired high-ranking military officials warn the United States will have a difficult time maintaining stability in the Middle East once the Iran nuclear deal goes into effect. While the administration has sought to assure Gulf allies that the U.S. will maintain a robust m... more »

SAS To Use Sniper Gunship Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
IN ACTION: A sniper shoots to kill on a sortie in Afghanistan *Mirror:* *SAS ready to send its sniper gunship into battle against Islamic State terrorists* THE SAS are ready to dispatch a sniper gunship to kill terrorists in Iraq and Syria, the Daily Star Sunday can reveal. The battle-proven aircraft is a specially converted RAF Chinook helicopter equipped with sniper firing positions and a multi-barrel mini-gun. The SAS has been fighting in Iraq and Syria for the past year but top brass now want the elite force to carry out more raids against Islamic State thugs. Chancellor Geor... more »

What are the Fundamental Faults that Impair American Culture?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Video - *The late Alan Watts shares his thoughts about American culture and how it is destroying the world. The post What are the Fundamental Faults that Impair American Culture? appeared first on Waking Times.

If Life Is Sacred, Then Labor Is Dignified

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: "The Holy Family in the Carpenter Shop," by Gerrit van Honthorst.] As we take a day of genuine leisure from our labors in the form of family time, reading, self-improvement or tending to our hobbies, it's worth reflecting on what work really means. First of all, work can be joyful, just... more »

A wistful final visit to the Museum of the Moving Image's spectacular "Mad Men" exhibition

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*One of the head-slapping features of MoMI's Mad Men exhibition, which closes Friday, is a re-assembly of two actual sets: the original Draper family kitchen (above) and Don's famous SCP office, each adorned with an adjacent screen showing a loop of scenes that took place on that set.* *by Ken* Speaking of the re-assembled set of Don Draper's office in the Museum of the Moving Image's *Mad Men* exhibition, (produced, as we've noted here, with large amounts of cooperation from the participants, especially from creator-mastermind Matthew Weiner, who seems to have gone all out) at a ... more »

Islamic State Is Converting Captured U.S. Military Vehicles Into Mobile Bombs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A view of humvees parked at a courtyard at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen Washington Times: *Kurdish peshmerga plead for arms as Islamic State turns U.S. military vehicles into bombs* IRBIL, Iraq — Gen. Dedawa Khurshid, a commander of the Kurdish peshmerga forces battling the Islamic State militants, faces a unique terrorist-style of warfare on a daily basis. “Daesh modifies trucks and bulldozers by welding steel all over them,” said Gen. Khurshid, using the Arabic term for the jihadi Islamic State, which now controls large swaths of Iraq and S... more »

US Special Forces To Get Cutting-Edge ATVs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*FOX News:* *US special ops clinches deal for cutting-edge ATVs* Who doesn’t love an all-terrain vehicle? U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is no exception. Last week Medina, Minn.-based Polaris Defense announced that it is supplying the U.S. military with more all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The company has been supplying its MRZR ATVs to SOCOM for three years – and now special forces are getting their hands on even more. The new order is for MRZR 2 and MRZR 4s. The MRZR2 is an ideal variant to carry two operators and the MRZR 4 can carry four, or even six, depending on the c... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“What's lighting up the Cigar Galaxy? M82, as this irregular galaxy is also known, was stirred up by a recent pass near large spiral galaxy M81. This doesn't fully explain the source of the red-glowing outwardly expanding gas, however. Recent evidence indicates that this gas is being driven out by the combined emerging particle winds of many stars, together creating a galactic superwind. *Click image for larger size.* The above photographic mosaic highlights a specific color of red light strongly emitted by ionized hydrogen gas, showing detailed filaments of this gas. The filaments... more »

“Discovering True Selves: Soul Seeing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Discovering True Selves: Soul Seeing”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “The soul is the purest expression of an individual and is not bound by physical forms or fleeting emotions. When we want to see deeply into the heart and mind of another person, soul seeing, also called soul gazing, allows us to see their soul. The soul is the purest expression of an individual and is not bound by physical forms or fleeting emotions. Through a simple art that involves looking deeply into a partner’s eyes, soul seeing can show you a person’s inner beauty that you might otherwise miss. It is pos... more »

The Poet: Edgar Allan Poe, "A Dream Within A Dream"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Dream Within A Dream"* "Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of the golden sand- How few! yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep- while I weep! O God! can I not grasp Them with a tighter clasp? O God! can I not sav... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpture existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands." - Cathy Better

"Are Our Actions Predetermined in Time?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Are Our Actions Predetermined in Time?" by Jim Selman "The older I am, the more I reflect on the aphorisms all around us and wonder why it is so difficult to accept and live with this obvious wisdom. Robert Fulghum memorialized many of them in his bestseller "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten." All of these little 'nuggets' of wisdom we've accumulated over the years are generally, well, wise. It is befuddling why so few people take them to heart. Why do so many spend a lifetime learning these kinds of lessons the hard way? Actually, why is it that any of us conti... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Universe Becomes Conscious of Itself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The Universe Becomes Conscious of Itself" by Chet Raymo "By now most of us will have seen this spectacular photograph of a dusty star-birthing region of the Carina Nebula, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. I offer a slightly different cropping from what you may have seen in the media or on APOD. Let me add some context. The image shows an area of the sky that you could cover with the intersection of two crossed sewing pins held at arms length. Think about that for a minute. Hold two imaginary crossed pins up against the sky and think of the area c...more »

This Mendelian Randomisation - I think it does not mean what you think it means.

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 1 day ago
"LDL may or may not correlate to cardiovascular outcomes,” - Dr. Kim Allan Williams, president of the American College of Cardiologists “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.” - Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer Last year there was a good discussion of the saturated fat issue on Otago University's Public Health Expert blog (here) that continued into the comments. David Brown pointed out that "Evaluation of the overall health effects of saturated fat requires consideration of... more »

Round-up: Toronto's Punditocracy Gives Thumbs Down to Olympic Bid

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
What does Toronto's punditocracy think of an Olympic bid for Toronto? Not much. All of them, from all beats (politics, sports, urban affairs, business), say a bid for the 2024 Summer Games would range on a scale from "stupid" to "colosally stupid." One, Royson James, initially a fervent booster, has now changed his mind. Here they are in chronological order. Cathal Kelly, July 27: Hosting the Olympics is a roller coaster of despair. Chris Selley (1), July 28: Everyone take a deep breath -- Olympic fever is fertile soil for nonsense. Globe and Mail, Report on Business, no byline, J... more »

Syrian Military Official Admits That There Has Been A ‘Big Shift’ In Russian Military Support For Assad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Syrian military official: There’s been a ‘big shift’ in Russian military support for Assad* While the desperate flight of Syrians from their country's war was dominating news bulletins this summer, yet another diplomatic push to end the four-year-old conflict was quietly running into the sand. That largely unnoticed failure has reinforced the view amongst Syria experts that there is no solution in sight, with one of the biggest obstacles a seemingly unbridgeable international divide over President Bashar al-Assad's future. As a consequence, Syria looks set for ever gr... more »

“Poor immigrants are less likely to use welfare than poor natives”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*American-based guest post by Alex Nowraseth, with a local point. Don’t build a wall around your country, he says, build a wall around the welfare state.* America’s Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released a new report on immigrant welfare use concluding immigrants use far more welfare than natives do. What produced this result is CIS’s methodology, many parts of which are suspect – as we’ve pointed out to CIS multiple times. They also omitted a lot of information that would make for a better comparison between immigrants and natives. Simply put, the CIS study does not comp... more »

Top 10 links: Ramble-lite

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Top 10 links from last Friday’s ramble, in order … 1. Charles Koch blasts Obama 2. The drowned Syrian boy photo is viral social media at its most hollow and hypocritical 3. Teen Boy Will Be Charged As Adult For Having Naked Pics of a Minor: Himself 4. A Long History of a Short Block 5. A New Record ‘Pause’: No Global Warming For 18 Years 8 Months! 6. The Greens's climate plan 7. 4 Charts Show Why This Rally Will Become a Rout! 8. Sharing a photo of a dead Syrian child isn’t compassionate, it’s narcissistic 9. The autonomous Google car may ne... more »

Rich Arab States Are Not Accepting Syrian Refugees

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters: **In rich Gulf Arab states, some feel shamed by refugee response* When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, fellow Gulf states raced to shelter thousands of displaced Kuwaitis. Fast forward 25 years, and the homeless from Syria's nearby war have found scant refuge in the Arab world's richest states. For critics of the Gulf's affluent monarchies the contrast is profoundly unflattering, especially as several are backers of the combatants in Syria's conflict, so must, they argue, shoulder a special responsibility for its consequences. The wrenching image of a Syrian Kurdish refuge... more »

If The GOP Is A Disheveled Damsel In Distress, Who Will Rescue Her From The Marauding Trumpists? Reid Ribble?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Earlier today we looked at how the repulsive and corrupt Democratic Establishment is getting nervous enough about the traction Bernie Sanders' campaign is gaining to start launching attacks on him. You've probably read how the even more repulsive and more corrupt GOP Establishment is tearing its hair out of its head trying to figure out how to destroy Trumpy. Trump, of course, isn't just a threat to Jeb and Scott Walker, Christie and Rubio. He's also a threat to the tattered Republican Party brand and to the down-ticket federal candidates and incumbents. If Trump is at the top of ... more »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: 'No Limit' To Refugees We'll Take In

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*SKY News*: *Germany: 'No Limit' To Refugees We'll Take In* Germany says it "has the strength to do what is necessary" as it prepares to accept 7,000 refugees on Saturday alone. Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is no legal limit to the number of asylum seekers Germany will take in, with at least 800,000 expected this year alone. Mrs Merkel was speaking as thousands of exhausted refugees were bussed from Hungary into Austria, with most thought to be en route to Germany. German police said at least 2,000 people had arrived at Munich railway station so far, with up to 7,000 e... more »

Against Policy Relevance: A Polemic

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Over on my Facebook feed, there’s a good discussion going on about Adam Elkus’ “The Problem of Bridging the Gap.” Elkus’ post amounts to, quite deliberately, a medium-length polemic against “policy relevance.” That is, he aims to provoke. For example, Elkus argues that: It judges the value of academic inquiry from the perspective of whether or not […]

The Run For The U.S. Presidency Is Getting Interesting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NBC*:* Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton by 9 in New Hampshire, Gains in Iowa: Poll* Bernie Sanders has jumped out to a nine-point lead over front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, and he's gained ground on her among Iowa voters in the Democratic presidential race, according to a pair of brand-new NBC News/Marist polls. In New Hampshire, the Vermont senator gets the support of 41 percent of Democratic voters, Clinton gets 32 percent and Vice President Joe Biden gets 16 percent. No other Democratic candidate receives more than 1 percent. Back in July's NBC/Marist poll, ... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: "5 Insane Right-Wing Statements This Week: Kim Davis Saga Sets off 'War on Christianity' Hysteria"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"5 Insane Right-Wing Statements This Week: * *Kim Davis Saga Sets off 'War on Christianity' Hysteria"* And Limbaugh showcases his unique evil mind. By Janet Allon "The ignorant Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis grabbed a lot of headlines this week, for refusing to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds. Naturally, swarms of right-wing panderers and Republican candidates rushed to her defense. On the world stage, the image of a drowned Syrian toddler inspired an international wakeup call to the humanitarian refugee crisis. Then again, you'd have to actually be... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Who stole Trumpet Black’s trumpet? Brother seeks dead jazzman’s horn, missing since funeral ~Matt Sledge, N.O. Advocate*

The true story of Aylan Kurdi

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Blogs have been posting what they say is the true story of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian boy drowned in the Mediterranean, from a boatful of people who had concluded the risks of an unsafe boat on the water were less than staying where they were on land. I won’t humour them by repeating the garbage blogs. They are entitled to their own opinions; they are not entitled to their own facts. *The ultimate injustice one can commit to Aylan Kurdi and his family is to omit the parts of his story which explain why he ended up dead on the beach, ]or to make up stories of your own]. The detai... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
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How Recent Media Scoops Busted Two Major Myths About Iran

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 1 day ago
Iran's negotiating team (l-r): Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi, Special Assistant to the President Hossein Fereydoun, and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi. (Associated Press) Two media stories published last month ventured behind the scenes of the successful negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and lifting sanctions,


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
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Alan Waldman : TELEVISION | ‘Whitechapel’ is a harrowing Brit cop series inspired by notorious historical crimes

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Copycat killers test the mettle of Brit thesps Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis & quirky Steve Pemberton. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 6, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films … finish reading Alan Waldman : *TELEVISION* | ‘Whitechapel’ is a harrowing Brit cop series inspired by notorious historical crimes

Dan Bacher 'Governor Jerry Brown under fire for firing state oil regulators'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Photo of Jerry Brown at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto, Canada on July 8. Photo by Salvatore Sacco, Canadian Press Images.  Governor Jerry Brown under fire for firing state oil regulators by Dan Bacher Censored News Jerry Brown continually attempts to portray himself as a "climate leader" and "green Governor" at environmental conferences and photo

GOP Nomination Battle Exposes Another Great Divide In A Party Headed For Self-Inflicted Oblivion

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The release this morning of NBC/Marist polls for Iowa and New Hampshire confirmed Trump as the odds-on favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination. The GOP base wants Trump and is thoroughly rejecting the professional politicians and the candidates backed by the insiders and the Establishment. Since July, Trump has risen in New Hampshire from 21% to 28%, while Jeb has plummeted from 14% to 8% for 4th place, after Trump, Kasich (12%) and Carson 11%). Other than Kasich, the current Republican office-holders are all doing dismally: *•* Senator Rand Paul- 5% *•* Senator T... more »

‘Hillary’ Replaces ‘Jesus’ in Campaign Rally Song

The Blaze at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: NH women singing] At a Hillary Clinton campaign rally event Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a "woman's alternative chorus" from town known as Voices From the Heart got together and serenaded the Democratic presidential frontrunner. The group's musical choice looks to have been... Continue reading *“‘Hillary’ Replaces ‘Jesus’ in Campaign Rally Song”* at *theblaze.com*.

Michael Fassbender Is Stunning in Relentless Steve Jobs Biopic

RJ Moeller at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: steve jobs] With "Steve Jobs," screenwriter Aaron Sorkin adds another chapter to his hopefully ongoing American tech saga. First, in the Sorkin-written, David Fincher-directed "The Social Network," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg went from quirky Harvard nerd to friendless billionaire, changing the way... Continue reading *“Michael Fassbender Is Stunning in Relentless Steve Jobs Biopic”* at *thewrap.com*.

Without Borders in Europe, There is No Hope of Ending This Migrant Crisis

The Telegraph at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: syria_2502423b__1441543999_70.119.142.63] The lesson of the past week is that a picture of a dead child can move a continent and overturn the stance of a government - but only, it seems, if that picture suits the politics of influential voices in... Continue reading *“Without Borders in Europe, There is No Hope of Ending This Migrant Crisis”* at *telegraph.co.uk*.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is 16th Jewish Democrat to Stand With Iran

Gateway Pundit at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Debbie Wasserman Schultz,] DNC leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz became the 16th Jewish Democrat to stand with Iran and support Obama's controversial nuclear deal. Wasserman Schultz made the announcement this morning on CNN. Was there ever any doubt she would put party before Israel's... Continue reading *“Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is 16th Jewish Democrat to Stand With Iran”* at *thegatewaypundit.com*.

Who Failed Aylan Kurdi?

The New York Times/Ross Douthat at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: syria crossing] The image of a dead Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach has inspired a wave of Western soul-searching, with much talk about how "the world" failed 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned along with his mother and brother while... Continue reading *“Who Failed Aylan Kurdi?”* at *nytimes.com*.

Renewed Calls for Gun Control Laws Spur Sales

USA Today at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: gun control] Renewed calls for more restrictive gun control laws, following a succession of fatal shootings in the United States, immediately appear to be generating a boost for the gun industry. Newly released August records show that the FBI posted 1.7 million... Continue reading *“Renewed Calls for Gun Control Laws Spur Sales”* at *usatoday.com*.

Surprise, surprise! (not)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Parts of today's *Mail on Sunday*/Survation poll didn't surprise me in the slightest. Those bits were the ones suggesting that the *vast *majority of British people* still *don't want to take in lots more migrants/refugees; indeed that a significant minority don't want us to take in any at all (not even a single one of them). Very few, it appears, want to go above 10,000 here in the UK [somewhat lower than Mrs Merkel's 800,000 in Germany and the figure of 15,000 being mooted by the papers/the government here in the UK!], despite Anita Anand & Co's best efforts. After all the... more »

Support school libraries by supporting opting out of testing

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Sent to American Libraries, Sept 6 As Keith Michael Fiels ("Support school libraries," Sept 5) points out, "testing pressures and budget decisions have led to elimination of school libraries," at a time in which research evidence for libraries has never been stronger. He recommends we support several pro-library efforts in Congress. The problem is that "testing pressures" are greater than they have ever been. All proposals for renewal of the education law are test-centric, some involving the same amount of testing as the old law. Also, the new tests are delivered online, a never-e... more »

Indian Summer To Arrive On Cue + Gulf Stream Autumn/Winter UK, Ireland and United States Cold & Snow

rss2009 at Global Cooling & New Ice Age UK - 1 day ago
*Indian Summer To Arrive On Cue + Gulf Stream Autumn/Winter*Much of this week will become dry and settled with a gradual increase in temperatures to deliver an Indian summer for many parts of the country. Temperatures are likely to touch or exceed 25C in parts of the south towards the end of the week and into next weekend due to more southerly winds (12th September), which is 8C above-average for the time of year. Other parts of the country are also likely to see temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s at the very least, even parts as far north as Scotland could see maximum temper... more »

Sept. 6: Short on a sunny afternoon....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
....and credit where credit was due. In Saturday's paper, I forgot to look at the Faith Page. Big mistake. Reverend Richard Jackson has an excellent column on the distinctions between loyalty and patriotism on one hand - and faithfullness on the other.He cites an American quotation - "my country right or wrong. But my country" as an example of loyalty and patriotism - but certainly not of faith. It's an excellent point. So let's go to where the rubber hits the road. In 1937, some 1500 Canadians volunteered to fight fascism in Spain. They were called the Mackenzie-Papineau Battali... more »

Needed: A Million More Like Kim Davis

Matt Barber at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Daniel in the Lions' Den] Like the Union troops hunkered at Fort Sumter, faithful Christians are now exiles in our own land, and under fire. Anti-Christian "progressives" have demanded unconditional surrender, and federal Judge David Bunning has fired the first mortar round. Even as I... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

Psychology: "You Aren't Who You Think You Are"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"You Aren't Who You Think You Are"* Who are all those strangers inside you skull? by Eric Haseltine Ph.D. "Who are you…really? A straightforward definition of “you” is the mélange of conscious thoughts, perceptions, feelings and memories that live in your skull. Along with these percepts, “you” might also include personality and abilities: that collection of tendencies and potentials that defines how you’ll feel, think, perform and behave under different circumstances. Finally, lets round “you” out by adding your body to all of the mental stuff. A mind and a body: what else could... more »

Sunday Classics snapshots: Swinging Haydn with Vilmos Tatrai playing and conducting

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Violinist and conductor Tátrai (1912-1999)* *Symphony No. 31 in D (Horn Signal) (1765):i. Allegro* *Symphony No. 73 in D (La chasse) (The Hunt) (1782)iv. Presto* *Hungarian Chamber Orchestra, Vilmos Tátrai, cond. Hungaroton, recorded 1965* *by Ken* So I noticed this CD lying atop one of the millions of piles of CDs I've finally been trying to organize, and it didn't instantly ring a bell: a pair of D major sort of hunt-themed Haydn symphonies -- the *Horn Signal*, No. 31, and *La Chasse*, No. 73, performed by the Hungarian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Vilmos Tátrai. Above we... more »

“What Happens To Your Brain When You Don’t Sleep?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“What Happens To Your Brain When You Don’t Sleep?”* by Morenike Adebayo “Feeling sleepy? It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep is key to a good day. Yet, according to the Institute of Medicine, an estimated 50-70 million adults in the United States have sleep difficulties. *Click link below for very large size.* The infographic above from Science.Mic uses information from the CDC, International Journal of Occupational Health and Medicine and the UC Berkeley Walker Sleep Lab to explain the side effects of not getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep at night. These side effects i... more »

At the West Midlands Progress Conference

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
*I wasn't there, but my friend Rowan Draper was. Here's his thoughts on the sessions he attended, first published yesterday*. *Of course, if you fancy contributing a guest post let me know.* Aston Students’ Union today played host to Progress’ West Midlands Conference meeting to discuss four major subjects for the Labour Party: What should Labour learn from the General Election? How can Labour be trusted with voters’ money? Can devolution work for England? Should Britain remain in Europe? A little bit of a *mea culpa* here. I arrived a little bit late, due to issues with the satna... more »

Dispatch From The Endocene, #12

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 1 day ago
This week’s Dispatch from the Endocene will be mercifully brief, at least compared to previous episodes. I would like to start off by expressing my deep gratitude, and admiration for the founder of Extinction Radio, Mike Ferrigan, who has been a wonderful host and interviewer. Thanks Mike for your tenacity in starting and keeping this unique collaborative effort alive. I am going to miss your delightful accent, as well as your gigantic and generous empathy. At the same time, I’m really excited to see what directions the new producers will take us, and thanks to you all - for pic... more »

NASA finally throws in the hoax towel...and the BBC immediately picks it up

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*BBC is going to go head to head with RT in new "World Service" to Russia* The old Hoax-o-meter blew a gasket today. Two of the biggest liars and fakers made major moves. *First,* the BBC (Biggest and Best Calumny) has been given the job (and the multi billion dollar taxpayer budget that goes with it) to broadcast its patented lies to Russia--in Russian. We knew it was coming. After all, RT is beating the western lying M$M with one arm tied behind its back...for the attention of readers and viewers. You can't beat the product--the truth! Doesn't matter how much the BBC accuses RT ... more »

Getting it wrong

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Whether Winston Churchill actually ever said "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on" is disputed. Apparently Mark Twain, however, *did* say, "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes". That's a light start to soften you up for yet another grim post... The *YouTube *video below makes it clear, beyond doubt, that the BBC got one of the most distressing stories of the past week wrong. ("Distressing", "very distressing" and "disturbing", according to the BBC - as you'll see in the various links b... more »

After the Storm Highlights New Orleans’ Progress in Education

Amelia Hamilton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: New Orleans School] Out of the chaos of Hurricane Katrina came a bright new future for education. Ten years later, the short video After the Storm visits New Orleans to highlight how this school district, which is comprised of charter schools, excels in... more »

Thinkingaboot Number 8 and the legacy of Tony Blair from June 2011

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Dr Kelly -Still Dead Fair Game is a super movie about the Bush Administrations manipulation of intelligence to justify the Iraq war. Dr. David Kelly was the British counterpart to Valiere Plame, he ended up dead. Do you remember Colin Powell’s presentation to the UN? His key evidence was recording of what sounded like Cheech and Chong, and photos of mobile germ factories. In the role of weapons inspector Kelly had been to Iraq and concluded. “They are not mobile germ warfare laboratories. You could not use them for making biological weapons. They do not even look like them. They ar... more »

Diplomacy Has Failed On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Syria's president Bashar al-Assad speaks during his meeting with the heads and members of public organizations and professional associations in Damascus, Syria, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA on July 26, 2015. REUTERS/SANA/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Reuters: **Failure of Syria diplomacy exposes enduring divisions over Assad* While the desperate flight of Syrians from their country's war was dominating news bulletins this summer, yet another diplomatic push to end the four-year-old conflict was quietly running into the sand. That largely unnoticed failure h... more »

Congress’s Inequality Act: Weaponizing Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Public Discourse/Matthew Kacsmaryk at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Male Female Symbols] On June 26, five justices of the Supreme Court found an unwritten "fundamental right" to same-sex marriage hiding in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment--a secret knowledge so cleverly concealed in the nineteenth-century amendment that it took almost... Continue reading *“Congress’s Inequality Act: Weaponizing Same-Sex ‘Marriage’”* at *thepublicdiscourse.com*.

Guatemala Voters Choose New President amid Scandal

AP/SONIA PEREZ & ALBERTO ARCE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Guatemala election] GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- An uncomfortable challenge confronts Guatemala’s presidential candidates on Sunday: trying to win the votes of a nation that has put the last elected leader in court custody. Most are old-guard candidates picked to run before energized... more »

We Don’t Need This Quasi-Canadian, Crypto-Communist Holiday

National Review/Kevin D. Williamson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Labor Day__1441544547_70.119.142.63] There isn't much good to say about Labor Day, except maybe that it could be worse -- it could be on May 1, which would make it a full-on Communist holiday instead of a merely crypto-Communist one. For that we... Continue reading *“We Don’t Need This Quasi-Canadian, Crypto-Communist Holiday”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Merkel to Hold Crisis Talks as Migrants Pour into Germany

AP/FRANK JORDANS at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Angela Merkel migrants__1441543231_70.119.142.63] BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel planned to discuss Europe’s migrant crisis with her coalition partners Sunday, as Syrians, Iraqis and others fleeing war and persecution streamed into Germany for the second straight day. The Christian Social Union, the socially-conservative... more »

Like No-Fault Divorce, Gay Marriage Will Change Our Relationships Culture

Mark Regnerus at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Lesbian Wedding Cake 900px] Advocates of same-sex marriage have often mocked those who assert that a legal alteration in the very structure of marriage will most certainly affect the institution itself. Now that the Supreme Court has imposed same-sex marriage on the entire nation,... more »

Judge Who Ruled for Tom Brady Is Offered Free Coffee for Life

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Tom Brady - 900] LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- A Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Maine is offering free coffee for life to the federal judge who lifted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension. The Sun Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1JToFhv ) the shop in Lewiston put... more »

Superheroes, for Once, Don’t Rule Hollywood’s Summer

AP/JAKE COYLE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Inside out] NEW YORK (AP) -- After a lackluster 2014 summer, Hollywood has bounced back with one of its best seasons ever. But the most surprising part of the turnaround is that superheroes aren’t the ones who saved the day. Instead, Hollywood’s...more »

Connecting The Dots That Exposes Russia`s Military Involvement In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Michael Weiss, Daily Beast:* *Exposing Russia’s Secret Army in Syria* Some wear uniforms, some don’t, but from highway checkpoints to jet fighters, Russians are being spotted all over the Assad dictatorship’s heartland. Russian military officers are now in Damascus and meeting regularly with Iranian and Syrian counterparts, according to a source with close contacts in the Bashar al-Assad regime. “They’re out in restaurants and cafes with other high officials in the Syrian Army,” the source told The Daily Beast, “mainly concentrated in Yaafour and Sabboura, areas that are close to... more »

Kim Davis, Christianity and Defiance

Mark Tooley at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Martin Luther King Arrest- 900 000] There’s a debate among Christians about the case of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk now is jail for refusing to certify same-sex marriages. Should Christian office holders enforce laws at odds with their faith? Should they resign? Should they practice civil... more »

Transpicuous News: Welcome to September!!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
Transpicuous News Weekly Report will be LIVE Stream Broadcast ONE HOUR EARLIER this week. Tonight on CCN, Join me for The Transpicuous News Weekly Review- we're going to be running through this weeks major news stories, doing a review of the past 6 weeks ... ...and HEY! IT's September!!! TN will be broadcast an hour earlier tonight- at 8pm London/Morocco time- that's 3pm EDT Watch live on CCN: http://www.consciousconsumernetwork.tv/ccn-live/ Or watch right here on RTS, or on the RTS Facebook page.

The U.S. Aircraft Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Will Soon Be Back In Action

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Back in action: Enormous U.S. aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower makes high-speed turns at sea and practices launching fighter jets after two years in maintenance yard * * USS Eisenhower has been undergoing repairs since fall 2013 * Ship was released onto the high seas again last week * Nuclear carrier used full engine speed to make sharp turns at 35mph * 117,000sq ft ship houses 3,000 sailors and will return to full service in 2016 This is how one of the U.S. Navy's biggest war machines celebrated its first time on the seas after almost two years cooped up in a naval ya... more »

Somalia`s Al Shabaab Is Far From Defeated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Al Shabaab militants have been driven from Mogadishu, Afgooye, Baidoa, Jowhar, Merca and Barawe. (Mohamed Sheikh Nor) *Reuters*:* Al Shabaab militants re-take Somali town from African Union* Al Shabaab took control of a populous town in central Somalia on Sunday after African Union forces left the area - the third town the Islamist insurgents have seized since Friday, militants and local officials said. The group, which seeks to overthrow the Western-backed government and impose its strict version of Islamic law, has remained a potent threat in the Horn of Africa country after it w... more »

Power Corrupts

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 day ago
It's a generalization but it's largely true. If you have power and you're not accountable for how you use it, you'll probably start to take advantage of it. They talk about it in this episode of The Young Turks. This cop supposedly had the right to impound their car, but he lets them off easy for a mere thirty bucks. His cover for the bribe are some tickets to a policeman's function for ten bucks each. He might even think he's doing them a huge favour. Who knows. But as the hosts say, he doesn't even care that he's being filmed it seems. Because he's got this feeling of inviolaten... more »

Molten Salt Reactor Development: Why so Quick? Why so Cheap?

Charles Barton at The Nuclear Green Revolution - 1 day ago
I noted yesterday on facebook that Terrestrial Energy expects Recently on a thread in the Energy Reality Project, Margaret Harding argued: Ah, but I would argue that MSR's have huge vulnerabilities related to the corrosive nature of the salts that will arise with fission products. The folks I've talked to at ORNL have said that the old-timers they talked to had nothing positive to say about their experience with MSR. EVERY reactor type has it's detractors. That's part of the problem.. Given that I was very well acquainted with one of the real MSR old timers, and know what several m... more »

Where Europe's Refugees Are From And Where They Are Going (Graph)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Business Insider*: *This graphic shows where Europe's refugees are from and where they are going* *Europe's refugee crisis is surging.* This year, more than 300,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe — and more than 2,600 have died doing so. Hundreds of thousands of people are making the risky trek to various European Union nations this summer to flee persecution, war, and terrorism in their native countries in the Middle East and Africa. *WNU Editor: *If trends continue .... this graph is going to be out of date in the next few w... more »

Why the Elite are Orchestrating so Many Amateur False Flag Shootings

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 1 day ago
[image: Waking Times] September 4, 2015 Makia Freeman, *Contributor* *Waking Times* [image: False Flag America]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? Why are the elite orchestrating such feeble and poorly executed *false flag shootings*? With all their money, power, control of the media, control of law enforcement and control of politicians, why can’t they make these false flag shootings look more real? Aren’t they worried that with such *amateurish false flag* shootings they ... more »

On Israel's Occupation of Palestine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Miko Peled speaking about Israeli policies in Palestine during the recent VFP national confab in San Diego......

Syrian Refugees Are Not Welcomed In Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a meeting of his new cabinet, in honor of Jerusalem day, at the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem *Reuters:** Israel's Netanyahu rejects call to take in Syrian refugees* JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected a call by Israel's opposition leader to provide refuge to Syrian refugees, saying the country is too small to take them in. Images in recent days of thousands of refugees herded on and off trains in Europe as they sought a safe haven from Middle East conflict struck a chord in Israel, a state created... more »

Can You Spot The Sniper?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Bundeswehr sniper team in position, Kunduz Province, Afghanistan. Wikipedia *Slate*: *See if you can find the camouflaged German sniper pointing a gun directly at you* Simon Menner contacted the German army in 2010 to see whether it would be interested in helping him create images in which members of the army are hidden, or, "Camouflage," like the title of his series. Turns out they were, and the images ended up going viral. Menner arranged two separate shoots, one in a "boring" forest in northern Germany with soldiers who were young and inexperienced. The second shoot, in the Ger... more »

This Is How The U.S. Can Use The Oil Weapon To Cripple China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photo Credit: iStockphoto *Tingbin Zhang, Zero Hedge*: *China’s Worst Nightmare - The US’s Oil Weapon* China’s islanding building on the four-mile-long and two-mile-wide Subi Reef in the South China Sea has put The US in a tight spot. To protect its ally from China’s aggression, The US will be left with little choice but to constrain China by military means. However, the US won't directly engage China in the war in the foreseeable future, because the US dominates China with its superior naval and air force and the only way for China to level the playing field is to apply nuclear we... more »

Memphis Gives Hundreds of Million$ to Corporate Charter Schools and Sues State for More Cash

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
After years of hemorhagic public spending on corporate reform charters, Shelby County Schools has just announced that it plans to sue the State of Tennessee some of the hundreds of million dollars that taxpayers have paid for the corporate welfare testing camps for the poor children of Memphis. The saddest part of this is that the ALEC owned state legislature will probably send over more taxpayer cash to support the continuing corporatization of Memphis schools. The planning document used to prepare for the elimination of Memphis City Schools stated clearly in 2012 that Shelby Coun... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is now Labor Day weekend, 2015... And time again for my weekly rant.... It is supposed to be Labor Day weekend for myself, and here I am doing some more renovations and yard work this entire long weekend... My better half has always had this grandiose scheme of what she wants our house and yard to look like, and I am always doing my best to oblige...Therefore rather than do any reading or surfing over the net yesterday, I was busy doing both yard work and some renovations and it was indeed exhausting.... I figured that I did a pretty good job, but she ... more »

We got it wrong?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
*Our coverage of the Arab Spring Refugee Crisis was over excited admits BBC* Not really. I’m getting ahead of myself; jumping the gun. That headline in the Daily Mail was, of course, about the BBC’s bullying, opinionated, sanctimonious hysterical reporting of the Arab Spring. “The BBC’s coverage of the Arab Spring has been heavily criticised – by the corporation’s bosses. Head of news Helen Boaden admitted that her journalists got carried away with events and produced ‘over-excited’ reports. She told a BBC Trust report that in Libya, where reporters were ‘embedded’ with rebels, they ... more »

North Korea`s Diplomatic Isolation Is Now Almost Complete

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A North Korea soldier uses binoculars to look across the DMZ. Image Credit: US Army Photo by Edward N. Johnson *Alexandre Dor, The Diplomat*: *North Korea's Growing Isolation* Kim Jong-un’s decision not to attend China’s military parade caps growing trend of self-inflicted isolation. North Korea is about as isolated diplomatically as it ever has been. After declining an invitation to China’s celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reasserted his refusal to make his first out-of-country visit as head of state because Xi Jinpi... more »

Europe Tracks Army of 30,000 Migrant Smugglers

Yahoo News at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Europe migrant smugglers__1441542411_70.119.142.63] Brussels (AFP) – With the world still reeling from images of a drowned Syrian boy, European authorities say it is their top priority to fight an army of an estimated 30,000 people-smuggling suspects blamed for such tragedies. Officials say the... Continue reading *“Europe Tracks Army of 30,000 Migrant Smugglers”* at *news.yahoo.com*.

9 Home Remedies For Sinus Infections And Headache

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago
Source: *http://alternativemedicinewiz.com/home-remedy/common-but-effective-home-remedies-for-sinus-infection

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