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Thomas Paine

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Friday, May 27, 2016

27 May - Blogs I'm Following

نهر الفرات في الرقةنهر الفرات في الرقة (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The Abbasid "Baghdad Gate" ...English: The Abbasid "Baghdad Gate" (8 th. century) in Ar-Raqqah (Syria). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Ar-Raqqah, Syria, new town 4 km west ...English: Ar-Raqqah, Syria, new town 4 km west of center Deutsch: ar-Raqqa, Syrien, Neubauviertel im Westen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Ar-Raqqah, Syria, town center north o...English: Ar-Raqqah, Syria, town center north of clock tower Deutsch: ar-Raqqa, Syrien, Geschäftszentrum nördlich Uhrturm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Ar-Raqqah, Syria, from Tell Bi'a towa...English: Ar-Raqqah, Syria, from Tell Bi'a towards south Deutsch: ar-Raqqa, Syrien, von Tell Bi'a Richtung Süden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Ar-Raqqah, Syria, east part old towm ...English: Ar-Raqqah, Syria, east part old towm Deutsch: ar-Raqqa, Syrien, im Osten der Altstadt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Awis al-Qarni mosque and Bab Baghdad ...English: Awis al-Qarni mosque and Bab Baghdad at night, Ar-Raqqa, Syria. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Raqqa, Syria, Qasr al-Banat from east...English: Raqqa, Syria, Qasr al-Banat from east Deutsch: Raqqa, Syrien, Qasr al-Banat von Osten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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What is Sovereignty?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 minutes ago
*Zen Gardner* - Conscious awareness may appear to be something vague and illusive but it’s not.

The Men Who Live As Dogs

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 31 minutes ago
*-by Noah* I’ve heard of women who think all men are dogs. Even Hillary Clinton famously once said that her husband was a “hard dog to keep on the porch.” So, when my wife sent me this article from England’s *Guardian* newspaper today about men dressing up as dogs and going about their day, naturally, my ears perked up. It seems that in England, there are more than a few men who like to take being a good little doggie to bold new dimensions; literally donning rubber doggie suits and plastic dog face masks to dress up as dogs-- big, life size human dogs or “Human Pups,” to use th... more »

How Is The Air War Against The Islamic State Going?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
While airstrikes in Iraq have increased substantially in the past year, they have slightly decreased in SyriaCENTCOM *Cameron Glenn, Newsweek: **How Is the Air War Against ISIS Going?* The difference in the two fronts is reflected in strikes on the two ISIS strongholds. The coalition hit Raqqa—a backwater city that is the nominal capital of its pseudo-caliphate in Syria—less than 60 times this year, or only 8 percent of the total airstrikes in Syria. The coalition hit areas in and around Mosul—a commercial center in Iraq at least 10 times larger than Raqqa—almost 500 times, or a ... more »

Bombshell Government Study Confirms Cellphone-Cancer Link

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
One of the biggest ever studies on cellphone radiation has conclusively found that mobile phones do cause cancer, ending the long-running debate on the dangers of cellphones. The peer-reviewed study, by the National Toxicology Program, found that rats who were exposed to cellphone frequencies got two types of brain tumors as a result. Partial findings from the study, released on Thursday, warned that the results will likely have a huge effect on public health. “Given the widespread global usage of mobile communications among users of all ages, even a very small increase in the inci... more »

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Fallujah -- News Updates May 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Fallujah: US strikes kill Islamic State commander as hundreds of residents flee embattled city* US-led coalition air and artillery strikes have killed 70 Islamic State fighters in Fallujah, including the jihadists' leader in the Iraqi city, a military spokesman says. Baghdad-based Colonel Steve Warren said that over the last four days, 20 strikes in the besieged city had destroyed IS fighting positions and gun emplacements. "We've killed more than 70 enemy fighters, including Maher Al-Bilawi, who is the commander of ISIL forces in Fallujah," Colonel Warren sai... more »

Donald Trump Accuses Clintons Of ‘Suiciding’ Vince Foster

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Donald Trump has sent the mainstream media into a frenzy after publicly declaring that former top aide to the Clintons, Vince Foster, was probably “suicided” by the elite. His comments have re-ignited the story in the mainstream media, upsetting Hillary who has relied on it being buried on obscure conspiracy websites. Alternative news blogger and activist Shepard Ambellas remarked in a recent podcast that Trump’s repeated references to various conspiracies are rocking the mainstream establishment to their very core. Donald isn’t just blowing hot air. His claim that Vince Foster wa... more »

Brief Return On harper's Departure

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 2 hours ago
So, stephen harper is retiring and plans to open a consulting group that dispenses foreign policy "expertise" (which is really just a polite fiction whereupon his corporate masters reward him for his services to keep him quiet until such a time, if ever, when they can kill him and whatever secrets he has on them go with him to his grave).* *[Unlike most other things, it's impossible to go wrong on foreign policy. The only people who suffer will be the poor people from mainly non-white countries who will die. They absolutely don't count in the eyes of the Masters of the Universe. ... more »

NASA Say Our Sun Looks Like It’s Swallowing Itself

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
NASA have revealed that a huge hole has appeared on the Sun, which covers a staggering ten percent of its entire surface. Footage captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory between May 17 and 19 shows a huge black hole on the Sun’s upper half, known as a coronal hole. Express.co.uk reports: A NASA spokesman said: “Coronal holes are low-density regions of the sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona. “Because they contain little solar material, they have lower temperatures and thus appear much darker than their surroundings. “Coronal holes are visible in certain types of extreme ultrav... more »

FDA Approve ‘Kiddie Cocaine’ ADHD Candy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The FDA have approved an ‘ADHD candy’ for kids that comes in the form of sweet, chewy amphetamine-based ‘treats’. The drug has been dubbed ‘kiddie cocaine’ due to its addictive and overly appealing design. Adzenys will replace traditional Ritalin and Adderrall, and have been deliberately designed to appeal to children suffering from Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by making them chewable and fruit-flavoured. Thefix.com reports: Adzenys is an extended-release dissolvable amphetamine, the active ingredient in drugs like Adderall. It comes in six dose strengths, rangin... more »

Mark Zuckerberg Builds Doomsday Bunker In His Backyard

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning on building a doomsday bunker next to his home in Palo Alto, California as part of a series of ‘security upgrades’. Zuckerberg purchased land and surrounding houses next to his $7 million fortress and has started the process of tearing them down in order to make way for the security upgrades. A recently submitted plan to the Palo Alto planning department reveals Zuckerberg’s desire to build what he has called a ‘panic bunker‘ in his extended backyard. Breitbart.com reports: According to the plans, Zuckerberg’s panic bunker is described as ha... more »

Japanese Leader Warns Huge Financial Crisis About To Hit World

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned world leaders at this years G7 summit that the world is on the brink of a huge global financial crisis, the likes of which we have never seen before. Abe warned that the coming crisis could rival the 2008 crash, and presented data that proved that commodities prices had fallen by over 55 percent since 2014 – the same amount they fell during the 2008 crash. The other G7 leaders appeared to ignore his warning, as a communique issued at the end of their summit downplayed any hint that a global economic crisis was about to occur. Goldcore.c... more »

Pirate Bay Founder Calls Facebook CEO World’s Biggest Dictator

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has been accused of being an unwitting “dictator” of “the biggest nation in the world,” by Peter Sunde, co-founder of The Pirate Bay. Peter Sunde made the remarks during an interview at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam, warning that centralization of power on the internet is a very dangerous thing. “People in the tech industry have a lot of responsibilities but they never really discuss these things … Facebook is the biggest nation in the world and we have a dictator, if you look at it from a democracy standpoint, Mark Zuckerberg is a dictator. I d... more »

Delta Scraps TSA Checkpoints

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Delta Airlines have scrapped TSA checkpoints in favour of a new system of “innovation lanes,” which they say will speed up the cumbersome security process millions of passengers are forced to go through every year. Delta have installed the first of their new lanes at its hometown airport in Atlanta. The lanes are designed to halve the time it takes for a passenger to be security screened at the airport. The lanes replace the old hand-pushed cart system TSA agents use to bring empty trays to passengers, with a new automated conveyor belt system. Theverge.com reports: And instead of ... more »

US Media and Indian Country Media: Billionaires and Fraud at Core of News

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Billionaires take control of mainstream news, while big money, fraud and plagiarism infect Indian country news By Brenda Norrell Censored News The New York Times reveals how billionaires have taken control of much of the US media -- billionaires tied to politicians, casinos, the Mormon Church, sports teams, and more. The New York Times article does not cover how the national Indian country

Pentagon Orders U.S. Special Operations Forces in Syria To Remove Their Kurdish Patches

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
American soldiers were seen at an outpost in Fatisah alongside Kurdish soldiers, with some even seen wearing the badges (right shoulder of left soldier) of the Kurdish People's Protection Unit. ABC News: *US Special Operations Forces Seen in Syria Photos Ordered to Remove Kurdish Patches* American special operations forces photographed in Syria sporting patches of a Kurdish rebel group have been ordered to remove the patches because their use was "unauthorized" and "inappropriate," U.S. military officials said today. Photos of the service members made public Thursday had outraged ... more »

Nanette Barragán-- Standing Up Against Corruption And Against Trumpism

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
It's relatively rare-- though it shouldn't be-- that a Democratic primary so clearly highlights the differences between the two wings of the party. But the race for the seat Janice Hahn is giving up in Los Angeles is just that kind of race. CA-44 starts down in San Pedro and heads north through Wilmington, Keystone, Carson, Rancho Dominguez, North Long Beach, Compton, Willowbrook and Lynwood to end up in Watts and South Gate. Demographically, the district was once an African-American bastion but has changed drastically and is now over 70% Latino and just 14% African-American. The ... more »

Hey NASA, Do Gas-Fueled Rockets Really Work in Space?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Buck Rogers* - Do you believe NASA when describing the possibility of space travel?

Tonight's Movie Is 'Truman'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
From *Wikipedia**:* Truman is a multi-award winning 1995 HBO movie based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Truman.[1] Starring Gary Sinise as Harry S. Truman, the film centers on Truman's rise to the presidency from humble beginnings, World War II, and his decision to use the first atomic bomb. The film's tagline is "It took a farmer's hand to shape a nation." *WNU Editor:* In view of President Obama's remarks on Hiroshima today .... it is fitting that I post this movie tonight on the U.S. President who ordered the bombing.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic*: *Obama’s Historic Hiroshima Visit* The president is the first sitting American leader to make a trip to the city that was bombed by the U.S. with a nuclear device. President Obama became the first sitting American leader to make a trip to Hiroshima, the Japanese city bombed by the U.S. with an atomic device in 1945, and called for a “moral revolution” to accompany technology such as nuclear weapons. “Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us,” Obama said in a speech after a ceremony at the Hiroshima... more »

Natural Rights to be Suspended by National "States of Emergency" in Japan and Elsewhere

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
The Mainichi today has an article on an LDP draft of Constitutional changes that proposes a distinction between the protection of "big" and "small" human rights in the wake of crises situations, referred to as "states of emergency." According to Shojiro Sakaguchi, a professor at Hitotsubashi University and an expert on constitutional law, the LDP's revision essentially deconstructs the idea of "natural rights" and elevates the authority and power of the state (as embodied in the Constitution) over the supposed natural rights of individuals: LDP draft Constitution differentiates be... more »

Gates: Let's keep doing it wrong but do it harder

skrashen at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
A few years ago, I made a prediction: "When the new standards and technology fail to produce dramatic results, 'experts' will blame teachers and call for tougher standards, and even more testing, requiring newer (and even more expensive) technology. And the profits for the .01% will be even greater." From: Krashen, S. 2014. The Common Core: A Disaster for Libraries, A Disaster for Language Arts, a Disaster for American Education. Knowledge Quest (Journal of the American Association of School Librarians) 2(3): 37-45. Posted at: http://tinyurl.com/lxnuf7c A note from the Gates Foun... more »

A Fresh New Face in South Florida Politics... Alina Valdes, MD

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Largely at the urging of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DCCC has studiously ignored FL-25 as a pick-up target. There's been a very hands-off policy in a congressional district that stretches from west and northwest Miami-- Fountainebleau, Doral and Sweetwater-- Hialeah and Miami Lakes, west through Collier County and the Naples suburbs and up into Hendry County. 71% of the residents are Hispanic-- just under 40% of whom are Cuban-Americans; there is also a huge Venezuelan population centered on Doral. The district has leaned Republican but Romney only beat Obama 51-49% and the dem... more »

Black Man Turns Yellow After Wash With Chinese Detergent

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A racist laundry detergent ad from China shows a dirty black man getting stuffed into a washing machine and emerging as a clean yellow Chinese man after a main wash The commercial for ‘Qiaobi’ is awash with racism. A Daily Caller report: I Watched This Chinese Laundry Detergent Ad, And An Hour Later I Was Racist Again Did you know there are black people in China? It never occurred to me that there would be, but apparently there are. China doesn’t seem like a super-awesome place for a black person to hang out. I mean, those dudes are racist against the Japanese. So this ad for a brand... more »

Killer Confesses To Murder After Seeing The Devil At Tarot Reading

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A man visiting a Tarot card reader in Brighton broke down and confessed to murder after getting dealt his first three Tarot cards, one of which contained the devil. Last week Star Randel-Hanson was convicted of murdering his flatmate Derick Marney after a two-week trial at Croydon Crown Court in England. Psychic Jayne Braiden The Independent reports: Jayne Braiden, who owns JJ Tarot on the Brighton Seafront, told Randel-Hanson to pick 10 cards when he came for a reading at her shop. But the first three he drew – the blasted tower, the emperor and the devil card – caused him to brea... more »

World News Briefs -- May 27, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC*: *Move Olympics over Zika, scientists say* More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed over the Zika outbreak. The group says new findings about the virus make it "unethical" for the games to go ahead in an open letter to the World Health Organization. They call on the WHO to revisit its guidance on Zika, which is linked to serious birth defects. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in May it sees no reason to delay or move the games due to Zika. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Islamic State: Killings of civilians *rises in ... more »

Trump Decides Against Debating Sanders

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump3 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says he will wait to debate the official Democratic nominee, and not debate Bernie Sanders, calling the Democratic nominating process “totally rigged.” Trump said in a statement Friday that “it seems inappropriate that I would... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, *This is my body which is given for you: * *this do in remembrance of me.*

Acoma Pueblo Gov. to France: Return Sacred Items to Homeland

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Pueblo of Acoma Gov. Kurt Riley, center, accompanied by Pueblo of Acoma Traditional Leader Conroy Chino,  contests sale of sacred items. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

The Great Pyramid in Giza - Metric dimensions show - it was built YESTERDAY

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 6 hours ago
*of course it's carved in (free-ma-sonic) stone* the METRE is a description of the radius, circumference and speed of rotation of this planet, Earth. The central or Great Pyramid i.e. pyramid number two in the set of three at the Giza Plateau, is a picture of our own planet in stone and it's (trying to) teach us a very clever lesson involving maths and science and geography and astronomical cataclysm (and it has nothing to do with Carbon Taxation, people). Must watch this AMAZING FRENCH DOCUMENTARY. The obvious answer, and this is not mentioned in the above video nor in any '... more »

BBC wants Olympics moved....uses Zika hoax as excuse

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*Rio De Janeiro Carnival* *Will Brazil's Olympics be stolen?* The BBC (Britain's Best Calumny) is up to its usual tricks....engineering a media onslaught on behalf of the globalist, ziofascist bankster cabal. This time it's trying to spearhead a panic attack to move the 2016 Summer Olympics out of Brazil. More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed over the Zika outbreak. The group says new findings about the virus make it "unethical" for the games to go ahead in an open letter to the World Health Organization. They call on the WHO to revisi... more »

New Europe Survey Finds 44% of Muslims Believe in Islamic Fundamentalism

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Iranian hardliner - 900] A new survey conducted by the think tank European Values found 44 percent of Muslims in Europe have beliefs that correspond to radical Islamic fundamentalism, further shedding doubt on the prospect of migrant integration. Researchers from European Values, based in... more »

U.S. Navy Sailor Pleads Guilty For Mishandling Classified Information That Will Put Him In Jail. Comparisons To Hillary Clinton Are Being Made

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Two tugboats push the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757) into port at Naval Submarine Base New London. Alexandria is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment. | U.S. Navy *Politico*: *Sub sailor's photo case draws comparisons to Clinton emails* A Navy sailor entered a guilty plea Friday in a classified information mishandling case that critics charge illustrates a double standard between the treatment of low-ranking government employees and top officials like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ex-CIA Director David Petraeus. Prosecutors allege t... more »

Christians Fighting Christians in Syria: Their Political Civil War

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Syrian refugees at Budapest Keleti railway station, 4 September 2015] In Syria, Christians are fighting Christians. It isn't simply about the pro-Assad regime versus anti-Assad forces. It isn't just about fighting ISIS, although the Islamic State is a formidable foe. But the story we aren't told is that believers are... more »

Don’t Let the 43 Republicans Who Voted for Obama’s Transgender Agenda Spin Their Vote

Ryan Anderson at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Obama2 - 900 - 900] On Wednesday, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama's transgender agenda. Now they're trying to spin their vote. These 43 Republicans voted for the Maloney amendment, which ratified Obama's 2014 executive order barring... more »

Children Scale 800m Cliff On Way To School In China

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Children from an isolated “cliff village” on a mountain top in southwest China have to climb down a 800-meter ladder to get to school. The Atule’er village is home to 72 families whose only route to the outside world are 17 vine ladders attached to the side of a 2,625-foot sheer cliff face. China Daily reports: Fifteen children regularly use a rattan ladder to scale an 800-meter cliff on their way to and from boarding school every two weeks in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province. The children, aged 6 to 15, belong to 72 families in Atuler village in Zhaojue county... more »

Business 360-35, Economic expansion in South Asia

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 8 hours ago
* This is my article for this monthly magazine in Kathmandu, April 2016 issue. *Economic expansion in South Asia* South Asian economies are a picture of high diversity in human and natural resources. While India has 1.3 billion population, Maldives and Bhutan have a combined population of only 1.2 million people. And while Nepal and Bhutan are high up in the sky, Maldives and many Sri Lanka cities are just a few meters above sea level. It is this diversity that provide South Asian economies good opportunity for growth and modernization. There is only one Himalayan mountain range... more »

Public school watch: How do children learn to read?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016Nicholas Kristof schools Rich:* How do children learn to read? More broadly, how do kids become literate? In yesterday morning's New York Times, Nicholas Kristof gave a good answer. Along the way, he explained a point we discussed not long ago. He explained how a child's "socioeconomic status" is about more than mere economics. In a lovely and instructive column, Kristof described his relationship with his 18-year-old daughter. They do a lot of backpacking together. Literacy can start like this: KRISTOF (5/26/16): My parents took me backpacking beginning when ... more »

World Human Rights Group Publishes Policy to Legalize Prostitution Everywhere

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: prostitution - 900] Amnesty International (AI) released its long-awaited policy on prostitution Friday urging governments around the world to decriminalize the sex trade and protect the human rights of prostitutes. AI calls on world leaders to decriminalize consensual prostitution, "including those laws that... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 27, 2016 ) Overview For Friday ( 1. Markets & Market Moving News - Yellen Remarks Lead Traders To Believe Rate Hike Coming In June / July Timeframe , Crude Oil Items Of Note - Opec Meeting Next Week / Supply Data / Nigeria and More , G-& Related News. , Central Banker Item , Turkey Lira Weakens Along With Turkish Tourist Industry 2. Libya Items De jour. 3. Iraq-Syria Regional War - ISIS In Focus. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 8 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Bloomberg* ‏@business 29m 29 minutes ago What a difference a month makes - gold has fallen 6% in May http:// bloom.bg/25oWtzk *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 14m 14 minutes ago Goldman: Yellen Remarks Consistent with High Probability of June/July Hike *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 56m 56 minutes agoRichmond, London US #oil drillers cut more rigs (weekly: -2 to 316) despite price recovery to $50 a barrel -- @BHInc data #shale *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago "Fed forecasting": here is the Fed's dot plot less than 6 mon... more »

Plans To Create EU Army Kept Secret From Voters Until After Referendum

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
It has emerged that detailed plans to move towards the creation of a European army are being kept secret from British voters until after the EU referendum on June 23rd. The plans reportedly involve establishing a new European military and operational structures which includes a headquarters. RT reports: The first step towards such a plan is said to be supported by Germany and other EU member states. The document, drawn up by the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, will be discussed by European leaders at a summit on June 28. In an effort to avoid derailing the ‘Remain’ ca... more »

Online Dance Craze Sweeps Police Departments Across U.S.

AMANDA LEE MYERS at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In this undated frame from video provided by the Miami Police Department, officers, including a member of the Bomb Squad in protective gear, and staff dance at Miami police headquarters. In a now-viral sensation, police officers across the U.S. are dancing an updated version of the running man to a catchy 1990s hip hop song, "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJ's, in videos that have included professional sports mascots, cheerleading squads and at least one explosion. The videos started with the New York Police Department and are getting more elaborate and popular, with even some polic... more »

Hillary Clinton Responds To The State Department Inspector General's Report On Her Use Of A 'Secret Server'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Clinton's extraordinary defense for not speaking to Inspector General about her secret server: They could look on her website if they wanted - and she spoke to the Benghazi committee for 11 hours * * After refusing to answer reporters' questions for a day, Clinton broke her silence about a State Department Inspector General's report * Report was critical of her use of a private server and email system; inspectors were also irritated she refused to meet with them * Clinton contended today that 'nothing has changed' and that she thought she was allowed to use personal ... more »

Nurses, Physicians and Parents React to the Documentary VAXXED

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - What do doctors, nurses and parents have to say about this controversial documentary?

Brother Bernie Sanders Stands Up For Palestinian Rights

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is willing to be neutral when it comes to the Israel-Palestine conflict and not allow injustice, suffering and cruelty suffered by either side to go unnoticed. The Vermont Senator has given the momentum needed for the Palestinian suffering that has been ignored for 70 years to be noticed, acknowledged and finally dealt with. The long-term result of which will be justice and peace for all concerned and an end to war profiteering and religious extremism that has plagued the conflict from the outset. Hillary Clinton represents the o... more »

Spanish Bishop Tells His Staff To Get ‘Anti-Paedo Certificate’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A Spanish bishop in Catalonia has told all his staff, including priests and monks, to get a special “anti-paedophile certificate” in order to work in his flock. Bishop Juan Piris Frígola said staff working within the parish of Lleida must present the certificate, officially called the “Certificate of Sexual Offences” to prove that they are not paedophiles. The Local reports: Anyone in Spain can apply for the certificate – officially called the Certificate of Sexual Offences – a document which proves the holder has never committed a sexual crime. The certificate can be obtained via a... more »

Email watch: The New York Times does it again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016Takes sad song, makes it worse:* The email matter has done massive harm to Candidate Clinton. Presumably, it will continue to do so. Adding to the candidate's problem is the work of the New York Times. In yesterday morning's front-page report, Myers and Lichtblau offered this, right in their third paragraph: MYERS AND LICHTBLAU (5/26/16): The inspector general found that Mrs. Clinton ''had an obligation to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business'' with department officials but that, *contrary to her claims that the department ''... more »

Local Council By-Elections May 2016

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- April Average/ contest +/- April +/- Seats Conservative 77 58,936 29.7% -9.3% 765 +93 -7 Labour 73 74,407 37.5% +22.5% 1,019 +747 +4 LibDem 51 18,944 9.5% -5.7% 371 +39 +1 UKIP 48 19,399 9.8% +3.1% 404 +251 0 Green 34 11,609 5.9% +4.0% 341 +274 0 SNP* 1 3,467 1.7% -10.4% 3,467 +2,140 +1 PC** 1 340 0.2% -1.0% 340 +206 0 TUSC 7 709 0.4% +0.4% 101 +101 0 Ind*** 26 9,353 4.7% ... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #163Short message from Dr Fu.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
On May 27, 2016, at 12:38 PM, Denice wrote: Was taking a short nap and got a message from Dr. Fu. Saw his shoes and pants . . . both white. He is working with Heather. Dr Fu: *The unveiling begins now.*

not a descret Identtyh

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
I love you lile a p peopd tart noooo not \ no way s just gooy]\ out of the oven

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
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Spatial recognictin factor

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
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Who Sold Out AfghanTaliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Pakistani local residents gather around a burning vehicle hit by a U.S. drone strike, May 21, 2016. Afghan Taliban Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was the target of the drone near Dalbandin, Baluchistan, Pakistan. *VOA*: *Who Gave Info that Led to Drone Strike on Taliban Leader?* WASHINGTON — Days after a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, near the Afghan border, killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, it remains unclear how the slain leader’s location was discovered. Mansoor was killed in a remote part of Baluchistan, a province that has been thought off limits for U.S. drones, which opera... more »

I had to go on to something

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Liek climbing eversest I wanted a window seat for that ride withou actualyu toching a rope but yuou klmnow we;;l ew wattttt I describve the sticky bits and duct tape that fails and then yu die on that mouintin yuopui omcer omd[f dpfpfdf oc dodefedtpeees\ wj human with all yr might and lungs filled with sn2 insetaed of oxyegne, or the cold so bold down below bvut we can prevent that with modern tech soi dxi die on that mountain you foo; I am diening in a suberrbatan swinn,ing pool

Not quite but jiusify being there

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Waling barefoot down the mud streets of HOI Amoue ITS to hot to be hardly dressed but in the backside they have no mosquitos and the beer is cold and way more than 5Z% even if it it is half antifrieeze Run down pub with a sliver seat bar coachroaches I hope this is all they are think my legs are hot and I just say wow I am so glad I found this place it was not in any glossy and thats me my friend Pirate video going 24/7 happy people its like a religion no one give a fuck because well there is nothing to run amok no no9 nothing to attack people getting high and drunk and not consuming any... more »

Inside The Hunt For Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Martin Chulov and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian:* *Inside the hunt for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi* *Intelligence officials have pieced together details of the recent movements of the world’s most wanted man.* At the closest point they can reach to the Islamic State heartlands, the Kurdish Peshmerga can almost feel their enemy. Most days Isis fighters fire mortars or bullets at their frontline, 10 miles south of Sinjar, sometimes crawling through long grass for hours until they are close enough to shoot. Several miles further south, some of Isis’s most senior leaders regula... more »

U.S. Officials Are Worried On How The Islamic State Is Able To Inspire Violence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A poster showing all 14 victims is displayed during an interfaith memorial service at the Islamic Center of Redlands for the victims of the San Bernardino mass shooting, Dec. 6, 2015 in Loma Linda, California. *Voice of America*: *Islamic State's Ability to Inspire Violence Worries US Officials* CAPITOL HILL — U.S. officials are warning of Islamic State’s ability to inspire violent deeds around the world, including in the United States, without commanding or having any direct contact with terrorists. “We are in a new phase of the global terrorist threat,” Homeland Security Deputy ... more »

It Will Take Syria Decades To Recover From This War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) Destruction: This aerial view shows the destruction in the al-Khalidiyah neighbourhood of Homs, which has seen some of the heaviest fighting as government forces bid to flush rebels into the open *Washington Post*: *Syria’s ruined cities will need decades, not years, to recover from war* The end of Syria's brutal civil war is not in sight. The combatants are locked in a grinding, attritional battle that is as complex as it is cruel. More than 250,000 Syrians have been killed over the past five years, and roughly half of the country's citizens have been... more »

Is Syria Becoming Another Afghanistan For Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Technicians at Syria's Hmeimim airport where Russian aircraft are deployed. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti *Micah Halpern, Observer*:* Is Syria Another Afghanistan for Russia?* *ISIS intends to force Russia into another costly quagmire like its miserable failure in Afghanistan (1979-1989).* ISIS attacked a Russian military base in Syria on May 14th. Four Mi-24 attack helicopters were burned, 20 trucks were destroyed, a storage depot was hit and a MIG-25 fighter jet was damaged. The base is known as T-4, sometimes also called Tiyas in Homs province. ISIS is hitting Russia hard ... more »

The US Is Dropping Calls For Syrian President Assad To Go

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad celebrate on the edge of Palmyra. Reuters *Robert Fisk, The Independent:* *The US is dropping calls for Assad to go because the Syrian regime is a better bet than Isis* *In Syria and Lebanon there are no plans for a future, but the Syrian army is going to have a role in any New Syria.* I’m getting a bit tired of reading about the “US-backed alliance of Syrian militias” and their advance against Isis. The ‘alliance’ is largely Kurdish – which is why, I suppose, the Americans talked about northern Syria when they announced the visit of General Joseph V... more »

Turkey Furious Over Images of US Soldiers With Kurdish Patches

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Images appear to show US soldiers wearing patches of the local Kurdish fighters. AFP *BBC*: *Syria war: Turkey anger over US commando photos* Turkey has hit out at the US over images said to show US special forces in Syria wearing insignia of Kurdish militia, during joint operations against so-called Islamic State (IS). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the US "two-faced" and said the practice was "unacceptable". The images appear to show a US special forces soldier wearing the patch of the YPJ - a Kurdish militia group. A Pentagon spokesman said troops often blend... more »

North Korea Threatens Retaliation After South Korea Fires Warning Shots

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *North Korea threatens retaliation after South Korean warning shots* North Korea threatened retaliation on Friday after South Korea fired what it said were warning shots when a patrol boat and fishing boat from the North crossed the disputed sea border off the west coast of the Korean peninsula. The two vessels from the North retreated about eight minutes after the South Korean navy fired five 40 mm artillery shots at around 7:30 a.m. local time, South Korean officials told Reuters. The North Korean boats had crossed the Northern Limit Line, a border that the North di... more »

World News Briefs -- May 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:** G7 vows growth efforts as Japan's Abe warns of global crisis* The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China. G7 leaders wrapped up a summit in central Japan vowing to use "all policy tools" to boost demand and ease supply constraints. "Global growth remains moderate and below potential, while risks of weak growth persist," they said in a declaration. "Global growth is our urgent ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Beast:* *U.S. Troops 18 Miles from ISIS Capital* U.S. Special Forces soldiers have been seen and photographed on the front lines in Syria wearing the patches of Kurdish fighters. FATISAH, Syria — Ever since U.S. President Barack Obama decided to send 250 more Special Forces to the Syrian battlefield against the so-called Islamic State, they’ve been easy to spot on the front lines in Hasakah, Tisreen Dam, and near Raqqa, the capital of the “caliphate” that’s also called ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh. In a base close to the town of Ayn al-Issa, U.S. soldiers are not only advising, t... more »

Should President Obama Have Apologized At Hiroshima?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon:** CBS Calls It ‘Remarkable’ That Obama Didn’t Apologize for Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima* CBS correspondent Margaret Brennan said Friday it was “remarkable” that President Obama didn’t offer an apology in his Hiroshima speech for the U.S. dropping the atomic bomb. Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park honoring those killed in the blast in 1945. He spoke afterward about bringing an end to the nuclear age and promoting diplomacy over warfare. “We stand here in the middle of this city and force ourselves to imagine ... more »

A Better Way to Run for President

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Clinton-Trump3 - 900] The frustration of many voters over the way presidential candidates are selected has come to a head with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominees of their respective parties. If this is the best we can do, maybe we...more »

Yes, Hillary Was an Enabler

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, : US President Bill Clinton listens to First Lady Hillary Clinton 27 July 1999 at the East Room of the White House, during a ceremony for the 25th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation, a non-profit group that supplies legal services to low-income individuals.] Donald Trump’s philosophy is never to use a scalpel when a meat ax is available, and so it is with his attack on the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. And yet, in slamming Hillary as Bill’s “enabler” and daring to... more »

"Networks are Colluding" to Declare Clinton the Overall Winner Before California Polls Close

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* The writer of the quoted part of the headline above is Shaun King. Here's the quote in full and in context. When a grown man tells you he is about to start trouble, believe him. What followed, if Matthews is to be taken at his word, is clear evidence that television networks are colluding together to call the primary for Hillary Clinton before she reaches the delegates needed to claim victory. By doing so, they will absolutely suppress the vote in the final states that will be cast ballots in the Democratic primary. Even by mentioning it now, that the networks ... more »

BWorld 59, Free trade and Norwegian salmon

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last May 19, 2016. Among the noticeable things when I buy in public markets is the presence of Norwegian salmon. Usually the salmon heads or salmon belly are available, and their retail price is not that far from bangus or tilapia. So while it is common to see Norwegian salmon in big groceries and supermarkets, it is good to see the presence of this Norwegian product in public markets at affordable prices, implying that trade of this commodity is increasing fast. And that proves further that free trade is good. The taste of salmon is a lot diff... more »

Donald Trump Formal Policy Address on Energy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Stewgreen https://youtu.be/9I8soRz1cAA?t=4865 Donald Trump spoke to thousands at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota yesterday after clinching the GOP nomination for President of the United States. Whatever else you think about him, he talked a lot of sense when it came to energy policy. […]

FDA Approves First Drug-Oozing Implant to Control Addiction

MATTHEW PERRONE at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: This undated photo provided by Braeburn Pharmaceuticals shows the Probuphine opioid implant. Federal health officials on Thursday, May 26, 2016, approved the innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. The implant is essentially a new, long-term delivery system for an established drug, buprenorphine, which has long been used to treat opioid addiction.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option f... more »

Shades of Black & Blue

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Are we on the reservation or not? Have we become the latest version of those destined to be caged unneeded by Mr. Big? Taking care of 'biz' at home out the door bigger fish to fry in cheaper climes What to do? Many attempts many failures to slay the dark beast that marks our door dragons have always been hard to vanquish but try we must Still the beast devours our harvests builds golden-plated armor its bootprint leaves ugly marks and stains much pain around our orbiting satellite The people are turned one against the other our unity thru solidarity made difficult but not imposs... more »

RESURGENCE OF THE MUSIC MEN: You can't make a bunch of music men speak!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016Part 4—Where the music men are:* Is Donald J. Trump a modern "music man?" We'd be inclined to say he is. Tens of millions of other people have a different reaction. Inevitably, our judgment about Candidate Trump is a *subjective* judgment. Here are two things which can't really be viewed as subjective: Various *groups* of music men have been driving our discourse for many years. Also: Many major career liberal voices aren't willing to tell you about that. How have these groups of music men been shaping our national discourse? In his new column, Paul Krugman ... more »

CDC Forced To Admit They Knew Vaccine Preservative Caused Autism

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been forced to admit that a widely used vaccine preservative does in fact cause autism. The CDC had long insisted that the vaccine preservative thimerosal was not linked to autism. However, after a hundred Freedom of Records Act (FOIA) requests, the CDC has been forced to reveal the once-secret documents, showing that the agency knew that thimerosal caused autism but deliberately hid that evidence from the public Christina Sarich via Waking Times reports: With help from PhD Scientist and Biochemist, Brian Hooker, the agenc...more »

Yale Profs Who Stood Up for Free Speech Step Down

Blake Neff at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Nicholas and Erika Christakis - 900] Two married Yale professors who were recently caught up in a fierce debate over free speech have announced they are resigning from a leadership position they shared, giving into the demands of student detractors who aggressively attacked them last fall.... more »

David Cameron Sending Warship To Libya To Stop Arms Reaching ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
David Cameron announced that the UK is sending a Royal Navy warship to the Mediterranean to stop arms smuggling and people trafficking along Libya’s coast. The British Prime Minister told the G7 summit in Japan that the UK was ready to take on a more “active leadership role” in Libya. The BBC reports: The UK already has a survey vessel, HMS Enterprise, operating in the area. Officials are to seek UN approval for the new warship to seize boats taking arms to so-called Islamic State. The new Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya last week asked the European Union – which is run... more »

JACS corrects, removes author from previously flagged paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A paper at the center of a high-profile case of alleged misconduct in Hong Kong has earned a correction notice. The correction replaces an expression of concern on the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) paper, which followed allegations of data manipulation. It provides some un-cropped images, and removes a co-author from the paper. However, it does […] The post JACS corrects, removes author from previously flagged paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Leafletting Mosul Ahead of Annexation Operations- Coordinating with Raqqa?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
With Iraqi forces occupied/distracted in Fallujah. T*his is absolutely the perfect time to move on Mosul- For annexing Iraqi territory for Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0. As I'd mentioned previously it would be a feather in the cap for Barak Obama. *To triumphantly announce the defeat of "ISIS" before he leaves the White House. Wowee! Of course we are coming up on the two year 'anniversary' of ISIS taking Mosul. To take it back from the dastardly bad guys in just two years? That would be so sweet- such a propaganda coup *Flashback! May 3/2016 : Pt.3 Iraq’s Maidan Spring- Operation Annex ... more »

Do male rats using cell phones get healthy tumors?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
NBC News and others just informed about partial results of some new $25 million U.S. government of health impact of cell phones. The full results should be out in 2017. They claim that rats get brain and heart cancer out of the cell phone radiation. But only the male rats. And those tumors are great because they increase the rats' life expectancy! ;-) Needless to say, I believe that the tissues view this radiation basically as a thermal one, very slow, not enough to ionize something, and the cells would have to deliberately try to detect waves at this frequency and start cance... more »

President Obama Visits Hiroshima

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *An embrace for Hiroshima survivor... but no apology: Obama calls for a world without nuclear arms as he becomes the first serving US president to visit site of atomic bomb attack that killed 140,000* * A US B-29 bomber dropped 'Little Boy' on Hiroshima at 8.15am on August 6, 1945 devastating the coastal city * President Obama did not apologize for the attack while emphasizing a 'shared responsibility' by countries with nuclear stockpiles to 'curb such suffering' from ever happening again * He said the attack in August 1945 'demonstrated that mankind possessed the me... more »

Venezuela Is Selling-Off Its Gold Reserves

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *CNBC/Financial Times*: *Venezuela sells gold reserves as economy worsens* Venezuela’s gold reserves have plunged to their lowest level on record after it sold $1.7 billion of the precious metal in the first quarter of the year to repay debts. The country is grappling with an economic crisis that has left it struggling to feed its population. The Opec member’s gold reserves have dropped almost a third over the past year and it sold over 40 tonnes in February and March, according to IMF data. Gold now makes up almost 70 percent of the country’s total re... more »

Russia Tests Anti-Satellite Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A Russia's Proton rocket, carrying Kosmos military satellite blasts off a launch pad at the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome, on March 30, 2012. STR/AFP/Getty Images *Washington Free Beacon:* *Russia Flight Tests Anti-Satellite Missile* Launch took place as Air Force held space war game Russia conducted a successful flight test of a developmental anti-satellite missile on Wednesday that is capable of destroying satellites in orbit, American defense officials said. The Nudol direct ascent anti-satellite missile was launched from the Plesetsk test launch facility, loc... more »

Chinese Drones Are Now In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*FOX News:** New satellite imagery shows Chinese drone on contested island* EXCLUSIVE: New satellite imagery obtained by Fox News shows that China, for the first time, has deployed a drone with stealth technology to a contested island in the South China Sea, in another sign of escalating tensions in the region. The new development comes as President Obama visits Japan. He lifted an arms embargo against Vietnam while visiting Hanoi earlier this week, drawing criticism from the Chinese government about stoking tensions in the region. The newly obtained satellite images from ImageS... more »

China Expresses Dissatisfaction On G-7 Leaders Statement On South China Sea Tensions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. REUTERS/JASON LEE/FILES *Bloomberg:* *G-7 Warning on South China Sea Tensions Draw China Ire* * G-7 statement calls for peaceful resolution to disputes * Declaration does not mention China by name on frictions Group of Seven leaders delivered a warning over maritime tensions in Asia, standing by language set out by their foreign ministers that prompted swift criticism from China. While the section of the communique from the G-7 summit in central Japan relat... more »

Ukrainian Pilot Nadiya Savchenko Is Ready To Run For President Of Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Newsweek*: *Nadiya Savchenko Ready to Run for President of Ukraine* Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was released by Russia earlier this week, has announced she is willing to run for president “if needed.” Savchenko spent nearly two years in Russian detention under allegations that she was complicit in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine in 2014. She denied the charges and accused separatists of capturing her and smuggling her out of her country, leaving her at the mercy of Russian authorities. Although a Russian court convicted her earlier this year, s... more »

Renewable Energy Trends In Germany

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood We saw claims earlier this week about how much renewable energy is contributing to Germany’s electricity. However, electricity only accounts for about 45% of total energy there. How much do renewables contribute in terms of total energy, and what do the trends look like? From the BP Energy Review, […]

The Netherlands Has Rejected Request To Ban Boycott Of Israel

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The Netherlands has rejected calls by Israel to declare the international campaign calling for the boycott of Israeli products, illegal. On Thursday the Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said that the Dutch government had told Tel Aviv that joining the campaign was an issue of free speech, to which the Dutch people are entitled. Press TV reports: Netherlands is the second country in the European Union to have announced its support for people’s right to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. “Statements or meetings concerning BDS are protected by free... more »

Shocking Deposition Claim: Hillary Clueless on Using Computer Emails, Never Used Passwords

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to a remark while being introduced during a campaign event at the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)] As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton never used a password to protect her computer emails, and she was clueless about how regular emails work on a conventional computer, according to a deposition of a foreign service officer at the State... more »

SCoaMF* Obama Can't Answer a question about Hillary's emails...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*contrast this with Trump's presser.* What Odumbo is essentially saying stuttering is even though Hillary was my Secretary of State when she broke all the security rules, it has nothing to do with me and is only a campaign issue. President Obama brusquely cut off a reporter’s question Thursday about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system at the State Department. At a press conference in Japan, the president said he would take one more question from reporters. But when the question turned out to be about Mrs. Clinton’s emails that violated State Department rules, he quic... more »

Syrians Trapped Near Turkish Border After Shock ISIS Advance

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Tens of thousands of internally displaced Syrians are trapped along the Turkish border after a surprise ISIS advance through the rebel held territory in Aleppo province. Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF, said it was evacuating medics and patients from the Al Salamah hospital as the terrorist group neared. Human rights groups and activists reported at least 100,000 refugees trapped by Friday, after Jihadists launched an onslaught to secure their supply lines from Turkey. Middle East Online reports: The shock IS advance on two rebel-held towns came as the jihad... more »

Baylor Looks to Rebuild After Report on Sex Assaults

JIM VERTUNO at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013, file photo, Baylor head coach Art Briles, center, watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Waco, Texas. Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate." Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will ser... more »

"Americans: A Conquered People - The New Serfs" : Article By Paul Craig Roberts - My Take

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
I have indeed been playing "catch up" over the last few days.... And some comments from readers sent my way over the last few days have asked me to take a close look at a few interesting articles released by other online sources and blogs, and for my own "two cents worth" on what I see..... One article in particular did catch my eye, and it comes from none other than Paul Craig Roberts, who of course was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.. Paul has already put up so many interesting articles at his website: "Paul Craig Roberts" (www.paulcraigroberts.org), and ... more »

KoreanAir Jet Catches Fire On Runway At Tokyo Airport Before Takeoff

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
An engine on a KoreanAir plane caught fire on the runway at Haneda Airport in Japan just before taking off. Over 300 passengers and 17 crew members were all safely evacuated from the jet and all flights were temporarily suspended at the airport. According to RT, the incident took place as Flight 2708 was preparing to head to Seoul. At least two fire trucks arrived to battle the flames, Japanese television reported. It also showed emergency chutes and the plane surrounded by white foam. The cause of the incident is as yet unknown

The End Of Globalization?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
This year's American presidential campaign has given citizens around the world much to trouble their dreams. But, Murray Dobbins writes, behind the ugliness something good may be emerging -- the end of corporate globalization: Increasingly grim inequality has revealed the broken promise and American workers are pissed. That is in large part what drives the mind-boggling Trump phenomenon in the U.S.: it's not exactly class warfare but Trump supporters sense the system as a whole -- political and economic -- is truly broken. And the support for Bernie Sanders is as close to class c... more »

IRS Took $68K From These Connecticut Bakers; Now It’s Investigating Them

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Vocaturas] For nearly 100 years, Vocatura's Bakery has been a New England staple. The family business was started in Westerly, Rhode Island, in 1919 and moved to its current home in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1956. There, the family bakes bread using... more »

What I am doing today

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 15 hours ago
Conversing with the Fed chair. *Update*:

Guardian retracts 13 articles for fabrication; writer defends his work

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The Guardian is taking down 13 articles and excerpts from others after a freelance writer couldn’t provide evidence for the material. The writer, however, has defended his work, saying he simply lost his notes from earlier stories: The claim that I fabricated stories is wrong. Yesterday, the UK newspaper released a statement from editor Lee […] The post Guardian retracts 13 articles for fabrication; writer defends his work appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Will 2016 Be The Year Of The Third Party?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Last night we saw a pretty stark case-- made by Noam Chomsky no less-- for "holding your nose" and voting for the lesser of two evils, especially in swing states like Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada, Virginia, North Carolina and-- at least this year-- Arizona and Georgia. He told a radio audience that abstaining from voting or voting for a third party candidate, "just amounts to a vote for Donald Trump, which I think is a devastating prospect." But while Democrats hope to see a vibrant Libertarian campaign by Republican ex-Governors Gary Johnson (NM) and Bill Weld (MA) pull r... more »

Al-Nusra Front In Syria Receiving Weapons From Turkey

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
According to Russia’s General Staff the terrorist group Al-Nusra Front is receiving daily arms shipments across the border from Turkey. Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy told journalists on Friday that the Al-Qaeda linked group remains a major destabilizing factor in Syria. The group used the ceasefire between government forces and moderate rebels in Syria to regroup and renew hostilities. RT reports: “Damascus is being continuously shelled from Eastern Ghouta. There were numerous attempts to capture power station near Homs and block the road connecting Aleppo and Damascus. The flow of trucks... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* "Did We Go To War?" Terrified Indiana Residents Woken By Unannounced Military Exercise This Is The Maximum Amount Of Cash You Can Take Out At A Venezuela ATM Meet The Syrian Al-Qaeda Linked Rebel Who Freely Visited America Last Year Monetary Lunacy: The ECB Could End Up Funding Bayer's Purchase Of Monsanto France Goes Dark? Staff In 19 French Nuclear Power Plants To Go On Strike Tomorrow Detroit, Fresh Out Of Bankruptcy, Discovers $195M Pension Shortfall The Return Of Fracking To UK? First Permit Issued In Five Years Gold Made by Bacteria Five Years Later, T... more »

Taroko people vs Asia Cement: the long twilight struggle

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*The amazing beauty of Taroko.* FocusTaiwan on the massive Asia Cement plant disaster outside Taroko Gorge... Economics officials said Thursday that the Asia Cement Co.'s mining project inside the Taroko National Park can be terminated next year as new Environment Minister Lee Ying-yuan (李應元) hopes, *but the company's operations in the 417 hectares outside the park cannot be suspended without new legislation banning such activities.* .... His new "vision" immediately alarmed the Hualien County government, which said the livelihoods of more than 1,000 families would be affected if... more »

Colorado Governor’s Book Raises Clinton Veep Speculation

JAMES ANDERSON & KRISTEN WYATT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hickenlooper] DENVER (AP) -- John Hickenlooper, Colorado’s term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign ticket. Hickenlooper insists he hasn’t... more »

Eight Automakers Recall More Than 12 Million Vehicles for Takata Air Bags

TOM KRISHER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this May 4, 2016 file photo, visitors walk by a Takata Corp. desk at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo. Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace Takata air bag inflators that can explode with too much force. Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday, May 27 by the government. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)] DETROIT (AP) -- Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace Takata air bag inflators that can... more »

Beijing official torches self in attempt to scorch Tsai

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Bit rainy the other day in Miaoli, but Kerslake produced a fabulous write up with lovely pics of our ride. * Solidarity translated the entire post of the Beijing official's remarks on Tsai, and observed.... *Translation of the Sohu.com repost of a May 24(?) editorial (link) in the International Herald Leader, a Xinhua subsidiary, which has since been scrubbed from the Internet (link). See the Washington Post and New York Times reports on the vociferous reaction inside and outside China to this piece. As CDT noted, the commentary also appeared in some places under the headline “Ts... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Arlington National Cemetery

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Arlington National Cemetery] This beautiful recent photograph of Arlington National Cemetery reminds us of Memorial Day weekend’s true significance. As you enjoy time with family and friends, please join all of us at The Stream in honoring our military’s fallen heroes and praying for their... more »

Official: Beacon From EgyptAir Crash Detected, Search Narrows

MAGGIE MICHAEL at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The cause of Thursday's crash of the EgyptAir jet flying from Paris to Cairo that killed all 66 people aboard still has not been determined. Ships and planes from Egypt, Greece, France, the United States and other nations are searching the Mediterranean Sea north of the Egyptian port of Alexandria for the jet's voice and flight data recorders. The number 66 refers to the number of the victims. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)] CAIRO (AP) -- A French vessel t... more »

Trump Shifts to Clinton After Claiming GOP Delegate Majority

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER & JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Lynden, Wash.] BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Presidential candidate Donald Trump, armed at last with a majority of the Republican Party’s delegates, is celebrating by shifting his attention toward the general election while his likely Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, remains locked in a... more »

Some Millennials Voting for Trump as a Protest Against Clinton

GILLIAN FLACCUS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this May 11, 2016, photo, Jeremy Wiggins poses for a photo in Columbia, Mo. Wiggins, a 20-year-old business administration major at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is a supporter of Donald Trump and has been elected to be a delegate from Missouri to the Republican National Convention where he plans to cast his delegate vote for Trump. While most polls show Bernie Sanders is the overwhelming favorite of millennials, some young voters are taking a serious look at Trump as the primary season rolls on. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)] COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- Brendan De Regla ... more »

Battle Over LGBT Amendment Threatens to Stall Entire Appropriations Process

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) answers questions during his weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol following his meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump May 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. Last week Ryan indicated he was not yet ready to support Trump as the candidate of the Republican party. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)] An LGBT measure derailed a $37.5 billion House energy and water spending bill and now threatens to bring the entire appropriations process to a grinding halt in the House. The amendment from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y... more »

Greek Archeologist Says He Has Found The Lost Tomb Of Aristotle

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A Greek archaeologist believes that he has discovered the lost tomb of the ancient philosopher Aristotle in northern Greece. Kostas Sismanidis said he was almost sure that a 2,400 year-old domed vault his team unearthed in ancient Stagira, now known as Olympiada, was the burial place of the man credited with formalising logic. Sismanidis said “I have no hard proof, but strong indications lead me to almost certainty” Press TV reports: “We had found the tomb,” he said. “We’ve now also found the altar referred to in ancient texts, as well as the road leading to the tomb, which was very ... more »

RSPB: We Must Build More Bird-Chopping Eco Crucifixes!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/05/26/rspb-must-build-bird-chopping-eco-crucifixes/ With friends like the RSPB, them poor birds don’t need no enemies! Deller’s view: RSPB stands for Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and, no, this is not The Onion. Yes, Britain’s oldest and biggest ornithological society really has put out a report demanding the erection […]

Obama at Hiroshima: ‘Death Fell From the Sky’

NANCY BENAC & FOSTER KLUG at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Japan Obama Hiroshima] HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 people killed by the world’s first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear... more »

US Potty Panic Hysteria - Multimedia edition

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 17 hours ago
You're all going to Hell A freshman U.S. Congressman quickly made a name for himself Thursday morning at a weekly early morning meeting of Republican lawmakers. GOP Rep. Rick Allen of Georgia quoted Bible verses and told his fellow Republicans that they are "going to hell" if they vote for the a vital spending bill later that morning because of an attached amendment that would protect LGBT workers. Congressman Allen "launched the GOP's regular policy meeting in the Capitol basement by reading a Bible passage condemning homosexuality and suggesting that supporters of the LGBT provis... more »

Jolie-Pitt, Trump and Bono Walk Into a LSE Classroom: why dedication and commitment isn’t expertise

Megan MacKenzie at Duck of Minerva - 18 hours ago
Oh man, I really didn’t want to write about Angelina Jolie Pitt (AJP) and her damn LSE appointment. When I heard the news it just made me feel tired. But there has been an interesting/frustrating debate emerging and I just can’t keep my yap shut- even on maternity leave. In his post on the topic, […]

Brexit - Ancient British Mediterranean Trading Language - United Kingdom Welsh.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
*BREXIT LANGUAGE LESSONS:* is it time to totally reunite all the islands of this so-called United Kingdom under our once-tribal collective-understanding and one resurrected Ancient British Mediterranean Trading Language, i.e. WELSH, not this imported Romano-Germanic corporate overlay? Certainly, come (Brexit) voting day, it'll never happen. There's no way we can discern which way to vote. Such are the corporate secrecy restrictions, we don't even have the data upon which to make a judgement call. As 'citizens' this is always the case, we don't even know what our Ancient Bronze A... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/27/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/27/2016"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "A new report by the Inspector General (IG) of the State Department puts Hillary Clinton in even deeper trouble over her unprotected email server that was installed in the bathroom of her home. The mainstream press finally picked up this story, even though it has largely ignored this latest Clinton scandal. The IG report says that Clinton broke the rules when she installed the private server without permission. The report also claims Ms. Clinton disregarded security policy with her private server. The Clinton camp s... more »

Musical Interlude: Afshin, “Prayer of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Afshin, “Prayer of Change” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
“The prominent ridge of emission featured in this sharp, colorful skyscape is cataloged as IC 5067. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape, popularly called The Pelican Nebula, the ridge spans about 10 light-years following the curve of the cosmic pelican's head and neck. This false-color view also translates the pervasive glow of narrow emission lines from atoms in the nebula to a color palette made popular in Hubble Space Telescope images of star forming regions. *Click image for larger size.* Fantastic, dark shapes inhabiting the 1/2 degree wide field are clouds ... more »

Chet Raymo, “The (Unattainable) Thing Itself”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“The (Unattainable) Thing Itself”* by Chet Raymo “Clear water in a brilliant bowl, Pink and white carnations. The light In the room more like a snowy air, Reflecting snow. A newly-fallen snow At the end of winter when afternoons return. Pink and white carnations- one desires So much more than that. The day itself Is simplified: a bowl of white, Cold, a cold porcelain, low and round, With nothing more than the carnations there.” "Simplicity. Morning. Forty minutes till sunrise. Coffee. An English muffin. Sit on the terrace. The sky a deep violet. Then rose. Then gold. Simplicity. The ... more »

The Poet: John Glenday, "Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"* "Someone explained once how the pieces of what we are fall downwards at the same rate as the Universe. The atoms of us, falling towards the centre of whatever everything is. And we don't see it. We only sense their slight drag in the lifting hand. That's what weight is, that communal process of falling. Furthermore, these atoms carry hooks, like burrs, hooks catching like hooks, like clinging to like, that's what keeps us from becoming something else, and why in early love, we sometimes feel the tug of the heart snagging on another's heart. Only th... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Talking"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"On Talking"* "You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape. And there are those who talk, and without knowledge or forethought r... more »

Politics: "Neck-and-Neck in California as Sanders Virtually Erases 50-Point Deficit"; "Government Report on Clinton Email Scandal Much Worse Than Expected"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Neck-and-Neck in California as Sanders Virtually Erases 50-Point Deficit"* New poll shows Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in statistical tie less than two weeks before California's Democratic primary. by Deirdre Fulton "Less than two weeks before California's critical Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are locked in a dead heat in that state, according to a poll released Wednesday. The same poll (pdf) shows Sanders outperforming Clinton in a hypothetical match-up against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. The survey, conducted by the Public Policy ... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePrQFaB50w0

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Politics: “Here Comes Donald!: Duck.”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“Here Comes Donald!: Duck.”* by Fred Reed *"8 U.S. Code § 1324a: (1)In general It is unlawful for a person or other entity—* *(A) to hire, or to recruit or refer for a fee, for employment in the United States an alien knowing the alien is an unauthorized alien (as defined in subsection (h)(3))….* Oh God. Oh God. It’s Hillary or Trump. The first, a loathsome Gorgon paddling about in the bubbling corruption and fetor of Washington, a political hooker in a plastic miniskirt crooning “I’ll l do anything for a donation to my foundation.” On this soiled caryatid we are going to rest ... more »

"Isn't It The Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* "Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity." - Vaclav Havel

Archaeology: “A Shocking Find In a Neanderthal Cave In France”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“A Shocking Find In a Neanderthal Cave In France”* by Ed Yong In February 1990, thanks to a 15-year-old boy named Bruno Kowalsczewski, footsteps echoed through the chambers of Bruniquel Cave for the first time in tens of thousands of years. The cave sits in France’s scenic Aveyron Valley, but its entrance had long been sealed by an ancient rockslide. Kowalsczewski’s father had detected faint wisps of air emerging from the scree, and the boy spent three years clearing away the rubble. He eventually dug out a tight, thirty-meter-long passage that the thinnest members of the local ca... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago

“Rejecting the Matrix: Breaking the Chains that Bind the Mind”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
John W. Whitehead, “Rejecting the Matrix: Breaking the Chains that Bind the Mind” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkSbJM9oVTk "If Truth is taken away from us, then Right and Wrong are taken from us as well. If we don't know Right and Wrong, then we can't, we won't control ourselves, but will look to someone else to bring order through brute force and raw power. We will be controlled by a tyrant, and we will no longer be free..." - Frank Peretti

"A Spirit Of Violence And Civil Unrest Is Rising In America"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"A Spirit Of Violence And Civil Unrest Is Rising In America"* By Michael Snyder "It was only a matter of time before our deeply divided nation was going to start coming apart at the seams. Waves of anger, frustration, violence and civil unrest are starting to sweep across the United States, and political rallies for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have become a focal point for releasing some of that energy. The angry mob that threw rocks, bottles and burning T-shirts at police and Donald Trump supporters on Tuesday night wanted to get the attention of the national m... more »

France In Blackout As Strikes Cause Total Chaos

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
France is running out of gasoline and suffering blackouts as the number of French strikers continues to grow, bringing the country to a grinding halt. Strikes in air traffic control rooms have seen most flights cancelled and hundreds of thousands of passengers stranded – and now the strike is about to hit the country’s nuclear power plants. Mishtalk.com reports: I offer this quote of the day: “One cannot just turn off a nuclear plant, it is not like a thermal or hydro plant.” The BBC reports French Labour Dispute: Strike Hits All Eight Oil Refineries. An estimated 20% of petrol sta... more »

Czech think tank's meta-analysis: 44% of European Muslims are fundamentalists

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
The Prague Monitor has informed the readers about a survey published by the Czech "European Values" think tank, Views of 44% of Europe Muslims are fundamentalist, Czech study shows There have been various attempts to claim that terrorism and anti-Western terrorism is confined to a tiny subgroup of the Muslims. Needless to say, the percentage of Muslims who have "achieved" something as spectacular as the 9/11 attacks is tiny. On the other hand, the percentage of Muslims who agree with basically all important religious, social, and political opinions of the terrorists is large – comp...more »

Dalai Lama: Putin Is Right, U.S. Created ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The Dalai Lama has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for his brave and relentless crusade against ISIS in the Middle East, saying that he believes that the U.S. government are responsible for their creation. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader urged the Obama administration to alter America’s catastrophic foreign policies in the Middle East before its too late. Awdnews.com reports: His remarks came at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, where he inaugurated the 2nd Dalai Lama international festival dubbed “Tibet: Traditions, Art, Philosophy and Peace”. Meanwhile, Chinese Prime Minis... more »

EgyptAir 804 Pilots Say UFO Flew Next To Plane Before Crash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Two Airline pilots have claimed that a huge UFO with green flashing lights passed by the EgyptAir 804 flight an hour before it crashed in the Mediterranean between Turkey and Egypt. The two Turkish Airline pilots say the UFO flew by their plane last Thursday night, close to Istanbul’s Silivri district when the plane was at 17,000-ft at 11.30pm. One hour after the sighting the EgyptAir plane crashed. Mirror.co.uk reports: As reported by hurriyetdailynews.com, the Turkish Airlines pilots told Air Traffic Control at Istanbul: “An unidentified object with green lights passed 2 to 3,000 ... more »

Justice At Last? Tony Blair To Face Criminal Trial

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Former British Prime Minister may finally be held to account for the lies he told the world in the lead up to the illegal Iraq war. As the world awaits the much anticipated release of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war, politicians in the UK are demanding that Blair be tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Court. Lewrockwell.com reports: A few days ago, the foreign affairs spokesperson for the Scottish National Party (SNP) Alex Salmond MP, told RT’s Going Underground program that he would like to see Blair impeached by the British Parliament and also stand trial at th... more »

Alan Greenspan: Venezuela Declares Martial Law, America Is Next

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Alan Greenspan issued a dire warning about the U.S. economy during an interview with Fox News on Thursday. Greenspan said that as Venezuela descends into martial law, the U.S. is heading in the same direction. Greenspan warned that the U.S. has “a global problem of a shortage of productivity growth” which is leading it into an impending disaster. Foxbusiness.com reports: “What the Fed does at this particular stage is less important than what the markets are doing. And what the markets are beginning to show us is acceleration in money supply for the first time in a very long time… W...more »

FBI May Be Granted Powers To Read Emails Without A Warrant

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The FBI may be granted powers to snoop on people’s emails without a warrant, allowing them to demand a person’s email data and web browsing history from service providers. A secret provision included in the Senate’s annual intelligence authorization will expand the FBI’s already controversial national security letters. Theintercept.com reports: The FBI is currently allowed to get certain types of information with NSLs — most commonly, information about the name, address, and call data associated with a phone number or details about a bank account. Since a 2008 Justice Department le... more »

Deadly Superbug With No Cure Hits U.S.

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A deadly superbug resistant to all forms of antibiotics has arrived in the U.S. which researchers say may signal the “end of the road” for all antibiotics in the future. Researchers detected the superbug in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman who tested positive for carrying the deadly bacteria. Washingtonpost.com reports: Defense Department researchers determined that she carried a strain of E. coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin, according to a study published Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The authors... more »

Two US Navy F-18s Crash In Atlantic Sea

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Two US Navy Super Hornet fighter jets crashed off the coast of North Carolina into the Atlantic sea on Thursday. The US Coast Guard confirmed that the crews on board the F-18s were recovered and taken to a nearby hospital. RT.com reports: Four people have been recovered and taken to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginian-Pilot reported citing Coast Guard Petty Officer Fagal Nifin. Nifin said the extent of the crew members’ injuries is “unknown.” One of the crew had a leg injury, reported WCTI. Search and rescue teams were deployed to the Oregon Inl... more »

Time to spin it Nabrac...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 22 hours ago

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC How the 1945 nuclear bombing of Hiroshima unleashed a global nuclear legacy @AFP pic.twitter.com/9i7K51QvOD — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 27, 2016

Chart And Map On North Korea's Nuclear Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *The Economist*: *The clear and present danger of a nuclear North Korea* NORTH KOREA is not bound by any global rules. Its hereditary dictator, Kim Jong Un, imposes forced labour on hundreds of thousands of his people and threatens to drench Seoul, the South’s capital, in “a sea of fire”. Nuclear weapons are central to his regime’s identity and survival. It has always been tempting for America and other countries to put North Korea’s nuclear ambitions on the back burner, in large part because of a chronic absence of good options for dealing with them. ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Go Goshawk* Navy Petty Officer Alexander Hogan runs off the runway after ensuring a T-45C Goshawk is ready for launch on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, May 23, 2016. The Washington is conducting carrier qualifications. Navy photo by Seaman Clemente A. Lynch

230,000 US Flags Are Placed At Arlington cemetery

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Members of the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) take part in a "Flags-In" ceremony, ahead of Memorial Day, at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington May 22, 2014. (Reuters) *FOX News/AP*: *Soldiers placing 230,000 US flags at Arlington National Cemetery* ARLINGTON, Va. – Soldiers are placing nearly a quarter of a million U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery as part of a Memorial Day tradition. The event Thursday is known as "flags in." It marks the beginning of Memorial Day weekend activities at the cemetery. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington says i... more »

Instead of ‘Happy Memorial Day,’ Let’s Say a Prayer

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Robertson Family] Three of these Gold Star children are Kristie, Evelyn and Alia Robertson. Their father, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Forrest Robertson, was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 3, 2013. "Some days are just hard on them," Sgt. 1st Class Robertson's wife, Marcie,... more »

Summer Screen Time Rules Printables

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
When my daughter was a little younger, we took her to see a fireworks show on the Fourth of July. It was an amazing show and my breath was taken away. I looked down to see if my daughter was enjoying it and she was literally playing with a firework app on the iPad, missing the beauty right in front of her. It was that moment that something clicked in me. I wanted my little ones to have a wonderful and fun summer, but I wanted to make sure that summer was full of diverse things. We implemented a summer program from my kids and it has made a world of difference. Our house is cleane... more »

Managing the Syrian Narrative

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen speaks to RT International about the recent push by Washington to create a new US-friendly militia, allegedly to “fight ISIS” in north eastern Syria.

Electoral Illusion & Deception

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*Financier George Soros and Hillary Clinton. Soros is doing his best to support her campaign for president* - I've been saying for some time that I believe Donald Trump was encouraged to enter the Republican presidential race in order to throw a bomb inside that operation to ensure that Hillary Clinton gets elected. I've mentioned in the past about Bill Clinton's phone call to Trump shortly before he declared for the Republican nomination. The Washington Post ran a story where it is quite clear that Bill Clinton was encouraging Trump to run. Why would h... more »

Atlas Obscura: Net Guns Don’t Just Capture Animals, They Take Down Drones

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*It was only a matter of time... the arms race of drones... -AK* http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/net-guns-dont-just-capture-animals-they-take-down-drones *Net Guns Don’t Just Capture Animals, They Take Down Drones* *How to handle an invasive, buzzing quadcopter: throw a net over it.* *By **Eric Grundhauser* MAY 26, 2016 This drone has been outfitted with an anti-drone net gun. (Photo: FliteTest/Youtube) Though they look like something out of a superhero comic book, net launchers and net guns are devices that exist in the real world. They're mainly used to humanely trap wild an... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #162 Oklahoma Space Sprites....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://spaceweather.com/ *SPRITES (AND SOMETHING MORE) OVER OKLAHOMA: *On May 23rd, an enormous swarm of sprites flickered and danced across the top of a thunderstorm in Oklahoma. Almost 400 miles away in New Mexico, amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft trained his cameras on the display. He captured the sprites--and something more: "Note the dendritic upward spray in the midst of the sprite cluster," points out Ashcraft. "That is a possible 'pop-through gigantic jet'--a rare event." Ashcraft has posted a video of the event with VLF-ELF radio emissions he recorded as a soundtrack... more »

Clinton’s Style of Deception More Insidious Than Trump’s

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Hillary Clinton2 - 900] The State Department’s inspector general released a report this week concluding that Hillary Clinton is a breathtakingly brazen and consistent liar. No, that’s not a direct quote. Bureaucrats don’t talk that way under the best of circumstances -- and this IG,... more »

At This Point, Hillary’s Email Scandal Should Make All the Difference

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Hillary Clinton3 - 900] Hillary Clinton has been groping around for a campaign slogan. She’s just unveiled her seventh meaningless catchphrase. How about “Still lying and breaking all the rules”? That one probably wouldn’t help her campaign much -- though with leftist voters these days,... more »

The Mental Gymnastics of the Pro-Trump GOP

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump3 - 900] This week, two leading conservative writers made cases for why queasy Republicans should (or will) suck it up and eventually support Donald Trump. This happened, somewhat hilariously, in the same week in which Trump spent approximately fifteen minutes mocking various... more »

Noam Chomsky Puts The Kibosh On #NeverHillary/#BernieOrBust Sentiment

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
YouGov polling released this morning indicates most Bernie voters recognize Hillary is the likely nominee and 68% think she can beat Trump in the general election. Wounds are too fresh, self-righteous indignation too strong and fundamental values-driven differences too apparent to everyone but Joe Biden, for a kumbaya moment... yet. But half of Sanders voters are not yet ready to support Clinton in a Clinton-Trump matchup. In fact, the percentage of Sanders supporters willing to vote for Clinton has dropped in the last few weeks. At the end of April, 63% of Sanders supporters ... more »

Absolutely Excellent: Donald Trump Press Conference After Reaching 1,237 Delegates...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*if you are an anti-Trumper, please watch and then state your objections.*

Christians Targeted By Muslim Mobs In Egypt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An Egyptian Christian woman in a Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria © Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters *The Independent*:* Elderly Christian woman stripped naked and paraded through streets by mob* *The 300-strong mob of Muslim men in rural Egypt also burned down seven homes belonging to Orthodox Coptic families, over rumours of an affair between a local Christian man and a Muslim woman* A 70-year-old Christian woman has been stripped naked, beaten and paraded through the streets by a mob of around 300 Muslim men in a village in southern Egypt. The mob also burned down seven homes ... more »

Modern Psychology Doing its Part to Mass Produce Obedient Sheeple

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dylan Charles* - This is the foundation of the Brave New World.

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