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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

15 June - Blogs I'm Following

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Is The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Spending Its Billions Wisely?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 minutes ago
*Patrick Tucker, Defense One:* *How US Counterterrorism Funds Ended Up in the Orlando Terrorist’s Pocket* *The U.S. spends billions a year on counterterrorism, with generally poor oversight.* Before Omar Mateen took the lives of 49 people in Orlando on June 12, he was a licensed security guard with British-based G4S, a company that rode the post-9/11 wave of counterterrorism budgets. The Florida shooting has focused critical attention on the company, which has been the subject of a number of embarrassing reports. But G4S is just a symptom of a larger problem: counterterrorism spen... more »

Police Investigation Reveals Orlando Shooting An ‘Inside Job’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 27 minutes ago
Reports are surfacing that Omar Mateen was working with multiple co-ordinated accomplices, pointing to the Orlando shooting being an inside job by security agencies, and discrediting the government and mainstream media ‘lone wolf’ agenda. LOGISTICAL PROBLEMS Currently the mainstream media has created a narrative. Omar Mateen acted alone when he shot up the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. This “lone wolf” killed over 50 people and maimed 53. That’s a casualty count of over 100. Even at close quarters, it takes several rounds to kill a person. People are terrible shots. People who are ful... more »

Senate Votes To Forcibly Conscript Women Into Combat

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 27 minutes ago
The United States Senate voted to pass a sweeping defense policy bill on Tuesday that will require young women to sign up for the military draft for the first time in history. The vote was 85-13 in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, a $600 billion defense spending bill that includes a host of other controversial provisions, including prohibiting the closure of Guantanamo Bay, and denying the Pentagon’s requests to close military bases. Republicans were divided about whether the U.S. should require women to register for the draft when they turn 18. Senator Ted Cruz told... more »

CIA Chief: IS Working to Send Operatives to the West

DEB RIECHMANN at The Stream - 43 minutes ago
[image: FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, CIA Director John Brennan speaks at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on world wide threats on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brennan will tell Congress on June 16, that Islamic State militants are training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for its territorial losses. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA Director John Brennan will tell Congress on Thursday that Islamic State militants are training and attempting to deploy operat... more »

Craigslist Ad Threatens San Diego With Orlando Style Attack

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Police are investigating an online threat of terrorist violence against San Diego that referenced the Orlando shooting and said: “You’re next.” A 10News viewer took a screenshot of the chilling post in the men-seeking-men section of the Craigslist San Diego personal ads. The post was then flagged and removed by Craigslist. The post was titled “We need more Orlando’s (sic),” and was accompanied by a photo of a hand firing a gun with a bullet coming out of the barrel. 10News reports: The post read: “Orlando was long overdue. Cleanse your community of the filth that gives decent gay men... more »

The U.S. Navy Has Deployed Six Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014 ) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 during a maneuvering exercise. Theodore Roosevelt participated in the exercise with the Peruvian submarine BAP Islay (SS 35), the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). Theodore Roosevelt is underway preparing for future deployments. *Military.com*: *Six Aircraft Carriers Underway Marks Milestone for Navy: Top Off... more »

Consciousness is the Technology That Will Stop the War Machine

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Christina Sarich* - How can we activate the same technology that the cabal so perniciously covets?

Foreign Ownership of US Debt falls for 1st Time in 6 Months

CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: National debt word cloud image with hi-res rendered artwork that could be used for any graphic design.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities slipped for the first time in six months, led by declines in Ireland and the Cayman Islands, the third and fourth largest owners of U.S. debt. The Treasury Department says total... more »

NATO Ministerial FAQ

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
This week is another NATO ministerial. What is that? Here’s a handy guide to the basics and why NATO is run like an academic conference. What is the NAC? Nope, not these guys. The North Atlantic Council refers to a meeting of the representations of NATO members (not partners–those who play well with NATO but […]

Egypt Says It Has Found Plane Wreckage

MAGGIE MICHAEL at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: In this May 24, 2016 file photo, an Egyptian journalist holds a candle and a poster supporting EgyptAir during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804 in front of the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane flying from Paris to Cairo that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country's investigation committee.] CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt on Wednesday said that it spotted and obtaine... more »

Roger Baker : METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
I compare TxDOT to a drunk who has run up a big bar tab and, knowing that he can’t pay, orders another round and prays for a miracle. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 16, 2016 “…income … finish reading Roger Baker : *METRO* | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

Dr. Brown Renounces the Words of Pastor Steven Anderson: ‘Contrary to the God We Serve’

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Michael Brown Line of Fire] Michael Brown responds to the claims that of Pastor Steven Anderson that the Orlando massacre was "good news" because so many LGBT's were killed. Anderson’s statements “do not represent the gospel, in any way, shape, size or form.”

After Orlando, Trump Pitches for LGBT Support, Still Sending Mixed Messages About Marriage

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: LGBT protesters] In the days after America's deadliest mass shooting, presumed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is making a hard pitch for support among LGBT Americans by tying shooter Omar Mateen to radical Islamic beliefs he reportedly espoused before killing 49 people at... more »

Summer Temperature Trends In Greenland

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 hour ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/dmi-show-greenland-was-warmer-in-1930s/ According to the official numbers from DMI, annual temperatures across Greenland were just as high in the 1930s and 40s as they have been in recent years. The only exception was the unusually warm year of 2010. But what about summertime temperatures? Since that is when most ice melt […]

DNC's Hacked Trump Opposition File Has Been Leaked

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Gawker:* *This Looks Like the DNC's Hacked Trump Oppo File* A 200+ page document that appears to be a Democratic anti-Trump playbook compiled by the Democratic National Committee has leaked online following this week’s report that the DNC was breached by Russian hackers. In it, Trump is pilloried as a “bad businessman” and “misogynist in chief.” The document—which according to embedded metadata was created by a Democratic strategist named Warren Flood—was created on December 19th, 2015, and forwarded to us by an individual calling himself “Guccifer 2.0,” a reference to the notori... more »

Big Win For Ruben Kihuen In Nevada's 4th Congressional District

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
It was painful finding ourselves allied with crooked Nevada machine boss Harry Reid against our usual progressive allies. But there was no doubt that in Nevada's 4th congressional district-- despite endorsements from Reid and Bill Clinton-- state Senator Ruben was the best candidate to go up against Republican incumbent Cresent Hardy. Blue America endorsed him almost a year ago with great enthusiasm, even though Bernie, DFA, MoveOn, PCCC, etc all backed Lucy Flores. (For the record, we did add Lucy-- a good candidate-- to our Bernie Congress page and 302 Blue America members contr... more »

Los Angeles Education: The Corporate Black Box

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
Last year the wrinkled Putin-esque remains of Eli Broad announced a charter privatization plan for Los Angles that was unacceptable. Now the phony organization created to front the plan has announced another version of that unacceptable plan, any details of which shall remain a secret until such time as the withering Eli allows the public to know what he plans for their tax dollars. If this were Russia, one could understand. This is Los Angeles, USA. A clip from the LA Times: Timed with the release of its plan, Great Public Schools Now will launch a six-figure TV and print cam... more »

The 1st BWorld Economic Forum

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
This will be an interesting big forum, should be bigger than the World Economic Forum (WEF), PH edition. Speakers are top corporate leaders of PLDT/Smart and Globe; Ayala Energy, Solar PH and Aboitiz Power; Rustans, McDonalds and Alaska; Megaworld, Insular life and Sunlife; ABS-CBN, McKinsey and Phinma. From the government, incoming VP, DOF Secretary, SEC and PCC Chairman. The telecom duopoly and PCC arbiter will be there, though they will be in separate panel discussions. Soon Pres. Duterte won't be there but his DOF Secretary and trustee will come. And I will be there too, as ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 2 hours ago
*Biden Ready to Freeze Funds For Schools That Don’t Comply with Anti-Sexual Assault Initiative* Meghan Yap, a rape survivor who has used her horrific experience to speak out against rape culture, introduced Vice President Joe Biden at Tuesday’s White House State of Women summit in the nation’s capital. Biden is the perfect champion for women, Yap said, because he is the author of the Violence Against Women Act in the 1990s, which she says has worked to prevent assault and save lives. “This has literally been the cause of my life,” Biden said after taking the stage. “It’s all abo... more »

USA! S(E)lectoral Drama  (Clinton Unqualified Nuclear Appointee Quits Abruptly)  Mass Shooter Chaos Strikes Again Distracting Frenzied Populace

That courageous patriot, Cindy Sheehan, has captured our time brilliantly. And it wasn't really that hard when you consider the events and how the "chosen" ones have sported themselves about. The Dramedy of US (S)Electoral Politics in Four Parts by Cindy SheehanRead her thoughtful essay at the link above and ponder how she's been treated by those fortunate enough to determine the course of

June Post

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 3 hours ago
I've had five days straight off of work and a lot's been happening in the world. Blogging is a waste of time but I've got time to waste today so ... "Elbow-gate": - Ramming through legislation without debate is icky. NDP working with the Conservatives for any purpose is icky. The delaying tactics were silly. But Liberals do them too. Trudeau's choice of words showed that he lost his temper. I don't think he hurt anyone physically but he came off looking petulant and entitled. The whole thing reflected badly upon everyone involved. Jian Ghomeshi: - Ahh. This is more boring than I re... more »

Food Riots Continue In Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Hundreds arrested in Venezuela after latest unrest over food* Venezuelan security forces have arrested at least 400 people after the latest bout of looting and food riots in the crisis-hit OPEC member country, local officials said on Wednesday. Another death was also reported in the state of Merida from unrest which is breaking out sporadically across the South American OPEC nation. On Tuesday, violence engulfed the eastern Caribbean coastal town of Cumana as looters swarmed through dozens of shops and security forces struggled to maintain control. *Read more *.... *... more »

Global Economy Leaves Us Vulnerable: NATO in Aegean: Destabilizing Russia: Kurds/Iran & Kurds Terror Financing

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 3 hours ago
*Wanna do a quick round up of news regarding the multiple topics covered here at the blog:* - *Globalized economy more susceptible to weather extremes, scientists warn* *The elites & multinationals have built a weak, sick, globalized economy at a time when we are supposed to believe weather is more extreme then ever.* *Hate to break it to everyone... weather has always had it’s extremes, that’s a fact. * *But never before have we had a globalized economy that will indeed leave us all more susceptible to food shortages. Shortages in manufactured goods. Etc., * A sensible so... more »

I Am Grateful

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 3 hours ago

Economic News , Data & Views ...... June 15 , 2016 ...... Markets & Market Moving News : FOMC Meeting Ends With Fed Fund Rates Unchanged , US Dollar Dives As Confused Fed Sparks Safe-Haven Bid For Bonds & Bullion ; Goldman Says Sterling May Weaken 11% if Brexit Occurs ; 2. Brexit News For Wednesday - Highlights From Another Busy Day . 3. Greece News & Data : B of G Head Warns Of Numerous Risks Ahead ; Economic Items Of Note ; Bailout Updates. 4. Libya News De Jour : Migration Items ; Domestic & International Politics ; Security . 5. Odds & Ends - Orlando Shooting & Shooter News , EgyptAir Wreckage Found , Terror Threat For Belgium & France , Visa Free Travel Not Happening July 1st , Refugee Relocations Within Europe Floundering Of Course , Desperate ISIS Of The Day . )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Markets & market moving news.... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 49m 49 minutes ago Goldman says Sterling may weaken 11% if #Brexit occurs. http:// reut.rs/21n46jr *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 35s 35 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Welp ...... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Gold Jumps, Crude Dumps As Fed Credibility Crashes With Stocks http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-1 5/gold-jumps-crude-dumps-fed-credibility-crashes-stocks … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1h 1 hour ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Steve Liesman drops the ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Ben Thompson, CSM:* *Why are NATO and the US planning to stay in Afghanistan?* *NATO said Wednesday it will keep its bases in Afghanistan open and possibly extend its mission there, while US officials may postpone the withdrawal of thousands of troops planned for later this year.* One day after announcing a defensive buildup in Poland and the Baltics, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed to maintain its presence in Afghanistan as the United States reexamines whether it will follow through on the planned withdrawal of thousands of troops there later this year. Th... more »

Oscar Pistorius Removes His Prosthetic Legs Before Sentencing

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
South African ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius removed his artificial legs in a courtroom in South Africa on Wednesday to plead for leniency. The convicted murderer and former Paralympic champion had his legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. He was the first amputee to win an able-bodied world track record in 2001 and the first double amputee to compete in the London 2012 Summer Olympics. He faces sentencing for the killing of his girlfriend in 2013. Perez Hilton reports: As you remember, the paralympian was convicted in 2014 of shooting and killing his girlfriend R...more »

Aliens Will Not Contact Us For Another 1,500 Years, Claim Scientists

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
There is a good reason why we have not been contacted by aliens so far and it would be another 1,500 years before any chance of a close encounter. According to scientists we need to be patient before we hear from aliens, as the universe is a big place and our T.V signals have not yet penetrated into intelligent extraterrestrial domains. Scientists have found the answer to the age old question: “Where in the world are we? and is there anybody out there?” Or in modern times: “Is there any intelligent life in the universe who can contact us and free us from our lonesomeness?” The answer... more »

Facebook’s New Flagging Tool Looks to Curb Huge Increase in Suicide Rate

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Facebook Users, Social Media, Community] Facebook is implementing a new feature that allows people to flag their friends' posts that appear suicidal. Once highlighted, the post is then sent to a special team for review. The Facebook-employed task force will then communicate with the at-risk... more »

De Blasio Strikes Again: People Can Now Pee and Litter in NYC With Few Repercussions

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: People of New York - 900] A New York City law signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday will limit the punishment for lower-level offenses, like littering, public urination and public drinking. The Criminal Justice Reform Act is a package of eight bills and includes alterations in administrative procedure.... more »

Coffee Struck From List of Possible Cancer-Causing Agents

MARIA CHENG at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Drinking Coffee] LONDON (AP) -- Go on, have another cup. Coffee is now off the list of things that could possibly cause cancer. Experts convened by the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm declared Wednesday that there isn’t enough proof to show... more »

Big Brother Teams up With Fast Food in the Surveillance State

Waking Times at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - Surveillance is conditioning people into a mindset that it's ok for corporations to track their every move.

Stanford University Confirms Democratic Election Fraud

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A bombshell study released by Stanford University confirms evidence of election fraud during the 2016 Democratic Party primaries. According to a paper released this week entitled, “Are we witnessing a dishonest election?,” a state comparison based on the voting procedures used during the election reveals endemic election fraud within the system. Given the stakes in the outcome of the American presidential elections, ensuring the integrity of the electoral process is of the utmost importance. Are the results we are witnessing in the 2016 primary elections trustworthy? While Donald T... more »

Picture Of Orlando Killers Dad Visiting Clinton’s Office Surfaces

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The father of the Orlando shooter turns out to have been a frequent visitor to Hillary Clinton’s office at the State Department, according to newly released pictures. Seddique Mateen, pictured above, is also a candidate for President of Afghanistan. Powderedwigsociety.com reports: This is a little disturbing. Remember Amed Mohamed and the exploited islamic opportunism with 14-year-old “clock boy” bomb hoax from Irving Texas and how his father was running for political office in Sudan? Well, apparently 29-year-old terrorist Omar Mateen (below left) comes from a similarly engaged po... more »

US Government Declares Camping A ‘Terrorist Activity’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The U.S. government has said that people who go camping may be considered terrorists, under Orwellian new rules. According to FINCEN (the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network), the 42 millions of Americans who go camping every year ought to be considered a potential threat to security. Freedomfightertimes.com reports: Experiencing the great outdoors is increasingly becoming a crime in the US, due to the reality that every time a camping commodity is purchased it is tracked, and the person is potentially monitored for terroristic activities as stated explicitly in the document leake...more »

Dalai Lama: “Stop Praying For Orlando”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The Dalai Lama has urged the world to stop “praying for Orlando” and instead actually do something practical to stop such a tragedy from occurring in the future. In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, entitled “Why I’m Hopeful About the World’s Future,” the Tibetan leader writes: “It is not enough simply to pray. There are solutions to many of the problems we face; new mechanisms for dialogue need to be created, along with systems of education to inculcate moral values. These must be grounded in the perspective that we all belong to one human family and that together we can t... more »

The Lexit Delusion

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
Dave and co were hoping a spot of economic determinism would see them through the EU referendum. Unfortunately for them, and all our people who stand to lose should Britain exit, this is proving not to be the case. Drawing deep from a poisoned well sunk by tabloid after politician after demagogue, Leave have doused the referendum campaign in xenophobic and anti-immigration toxicants. As my comrade Lawrence Shaw puts it: EU referendum debate round-up of the last six months in case you missed it: Immigration. Immigration. Immigration. Foreigners. Muslims. Immigration. Taking all "our... more »

Police: Man Heading to Gay Pride Parade Had Gun Rigged for Fast Firing, Explosives Ready

AMANDA LEE MYERS & TOM DAVIES at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: James Wesley Howell, 20, of Indiana, appears in Superior Court in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Howell faces felony weapons charges after authorities say they found assault rifles and explosive chemicals in his car in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 12, before a major Los Angeles gay pride parade.] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Indiana man who said he was headed to a gay pride event in California had a loaded assault rifle with magazines rigged to allow 60 shots to be fired in quick succession, plus 15 pounds... more »

World News Briefs -- June 15, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Recovered debris of the EgyptAir jet that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea is seen in this handout image released May 21, 2016 by Egypt's military. Egyptian Military/Handout via Reuters/File photo *BBC*: *EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean* Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean last month has been found, Egyptian investigators say. A statement said "several main locations of the wreckage" had been identified. There were 66 people on board the Airbus A320 when it crashed on 19 May while flying from Paris to Cairo. It vanished from Gr... more »

Parents Encouraged To Send Their Kids To ‘Prison Summer Camps’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Parents in the U.S. are being encouraged to send their children to controversial “Prison summer camps” in an effort to instil discipline into teenage kids. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio launched the controversial new “Summer Stars” scheme, which is a two-day program that aims to teach youngters about life behind bars in an attempt to deter them from becoming criminals. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: The program will be held in two sessions – June 23-24, and July 21-22 – and will be open for students from ages 8 to 18. Arpaio’s department says that the experience is “designed to s... more »

NBC Confirm Another Holistic Doctor Murdered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The death of a New York holistic doctor last July has been confirmed as a murder, according to an NBC report. Dr. Mary Yoder, an holistic doctor who believed in natural remedies to cure illnesses over Big Pharma, was actually poisoned to death during a time when multiple holistic doctors were being found dead under suspicious circumstances. Healthnutnews.com reports: We had so many doctors dying back in July. In fact, some days we had more than one found dead in mysterious manners (see the full timeline of over 40 doctors with pictures here) I read about Dr Yoder back then, but th... more »

Study Confirms Link Between HPV Vaccine And Ovarian Cancer

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The American College of Pediatricians have confirmed that there is a strong link between the HPV vaccine and an increased risk of ovarian cancer amongst teens. The college released a statement on their website recently confirming that teenage girls who receive the human papillomavirus vaccine often suffer serious problems with their ovaries as a result. The statement reads: The American College of Pediatricians (The College) is committed to the health and well-being of children, including prevention of disease by vaccines. It has recently come to the attention of the College that on... more »

Study Says Creative Minds Mimic Schizophrenia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Scientists have discovered that the minds of creative geniuses operate in a strikingly similar way to people who suffer from schizophrenia. Brain scans have shown that the line between creativity and insanity is hard to distinguish. Scientists say that the thought pathways belonging to people considered ‘highly creative’ look similar to those who have been diagnosed as schizophrenic. BBC News reports: Both groups lack important receptors used to filter and direct thought. It could be this uninhibited processing that allows creative people to “think outside the box”, say experts from... more »

Bloomberg’s Energy Outlook

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 5 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://about.bnef.com/press-releases/coal-and-gas-to-stay-cheap-but-renewables-still-win-race-on-costs/ Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has just published its latest annual New Energy Outlook, the long term forecast for global energy markets. BNEF is set up to provide unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. It works on a subscription basis, so […]

In Korean textbook scheme, some plagiarists found not guilty

Mark Zastrow at Retraction Watch - 5 hours ago
SEOUL — When does plagiarizing an entire textbook not violate copyright law? In a South Korean court, apparently. On Wednesday, a district judge found ten professors who plagiarized textbooks guilty of copyright infringement—but ruled that four professors who added their names to subsequent printings were not guilty. This case, which began as an alleged plagiarism ring […] The post In Korean textbook scheme, some plagiarists found not guilty appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Revealed: Intel’s Secret Microchip That Can Take Over Your PC

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A secret Intel microchip has been discovered lurking in the processors of millions of PC’s around the world, which tech experts say allows them to completely take control of your machine. Intel x86 processors contain a secret control mechanism that runs on a separate mini microchip that nobody is allowed to audit. These secretive microchips could potentially allow unkillable, undetectable rootkit attacks on millions of computers worldwide. Boingboing.net reports: The Intel Management Engine (ME) is a subsystem composed of a special 32-bit ARC microprocessor that’s physically locate... more »


Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 5 hours ago
*A Genius, A Saint, and SCOTUS Agree: Conspiracies Exist!**by Len Hart, the Existentialist Cowboy * The right wing spent the 1950s trying to convince the nation that it was threatened by a vast world wide communist conspiracy. Now the right wing is trying to convince the nation that conspiracies don't exist at all! Right wingers have targeted Tin Foil Hatters for ridicule when it was not so long ago that the term applied better to them! Nevertheless, a Catholic saint, the world's greatest physicist, and hundreds, possibly thousands of SCOTUS decisions and scholarly, legal articles a... more »

Getting To The Bottom Of The Afghan Prisoners Debacle

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 5 hours ago
In May of 2007, *The Toronto Star* ran a story about how Afghan soldiers -- who had been captured by Canadians -- were being abused in prison. Michael Byers and William Schabas write: As one detainee told reporter Rosie DiManno, “They whipped me with rubber hoses. Another time, they used a chain to hang me from the ceiling, my head toward the floor.” The same detainee said Canadian officials visited the prison operated by the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS), but were never allowed to speak with prisoners. As the late James Travers wrote, also in this newspaper, the... more »

Canada's Intelligence Agency Warns That Russia Is 'Mobilizing For War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Troops from Canada's 3rd Division participate at a NATO-led exercise with the U.S. Army's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and Poland's 6th Airborne Brigade. Canada is considering a request to supply troops for a new NATO force in the Baltics. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters) *CBC:* *Canada considers European troop commitment as CSIS warns Russia is 'mobilizing for war'* *Putin 'is modernizing conventional military capability on a large scale'* The Trudeau government is considering a request to commit hundreds of troops to eastern Europe and take part command of a new NATO force being as... more »

One Middle-Class Family’s Struggle In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin, Washington Post:* *Uprooted by conflict in Ukraine, one middle-class family’s isolating struggle* “Everything we have done, we have done for our children,” said Sasha Dobyri, sitting with his wife Marina at their cramped kitchen table. “They are the most important thing we have.” “It’s been more than two years since Sasha, 41 and Marina, 38, gathered their two children, Kostya and Artyom, packed their car with the TV and some clothes and left home, joining the estimated 1.4 million people who have been displaced by Ukraine’s ongoing war in the east. “W... more »

"It’s hard for Trump to be seen as a protector when it isn’t clear whom he would be willing to protect" (Benjamin Wallace-Wells)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*"In Trump’s speeches, lines of ethnic strife are always present but forever being rearranged—suddenly drawn, then erased, and then drawn again. The pattern shows an intellectual habit of Trump’s—ethnic essentialism, in which individuals are blurred out in favor of the groups to which they belong."* -- The New Yorker's *Benjamin Wallace-Wells,today in* "Trump's Unrecognizable America" *by Ken* I've been trying my darnedest to avoid the bleak spectacle(s) of the presidential race. Everywhere we look, we find new evidence of the frightening state of the country. I don't say that "n... more »

It's All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating ...

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
*A guest post by Caroyln Morell* Despite the date having been written the wrong way round, the Stephen King televised serial, *11.22.63* was enjoyable bingeworthy TV (and is available on NOW TV for those, like me, who signed up for *Game of Thrones* and now has found fewer and fewer reasons for engaging in a real social life ever since). For the uninitiated, it follows the character of Jake Epping (played by James Franco) who travels back in time to 1960 in an attempt to (eventually) thwart the assassination of JFK on the famous day America lost its innocence. Much has been writt... more »

Body Of 2-Year-Old Snatched By Alligator Is Found

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Florida officials have said the body of the 2-year old boy who was snatched by an alligator, has been recovered. The toddler had been playing along the edge of a lagoon when he was dragged under water by an alligator at a Disney resort in Orlando, Florida. OCSO says they recovered the body of the 2YO boy around 3pm today. pic.twitter.com/BzUGentXoF — Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) June 15, 2016 Officials had earlier caught and killed five alligators from the lagoon to examine them for traces of the boy but found no evidence they were involved. NBC news reports: Orange County Sheriff Je... more »

Successful teacher watch: Kevin Drum makes a very good point!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 6 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016We'll see him and raise him one:* Kevin Drum makes an excellent point today about the way public school teachers routinely get discussed. He starts by quoting this passage from a typical piece about teacher quality. The piece was published by the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute: PETHOKOUKIS (6/13/16): Among the many studies cited: a University of Melbourne review of more than 65,000 papers on the effects of various classroom interventions. It concludes that *what matters most is teacher expertise: “All of the 20 most powerful ways to im... more »

NATO: Ukraine Ceasefire Barely Holding. Blames Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *NATO says Ukraine ceasefire barely holding, scolds Russia* Russia is violating an internationally-agreed ceasefire in Ukraine "again and again", NATO's chief said on Wednesday, accusing Moscow of continuing to arm separatists in the conflict at the center of East-West tensions. Some European governments are eager to lift the economic sanctions that the West has levied on Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. But the assertions by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg of continued fighting and Russian support would make it difficult to ease any penalties under t...more »

A $40 Billion U.S. Military Aid Package To Israel Is In The Works

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Israeli Merkava tanks drive near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as they return from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave on August 5, 2014. (AFP/File) *Al Bawaba*: *US and Israel mull over $40 billion ‘military aid package’ offer* U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the proposed military aid package to Israel is larger than any the United States has ever offered to any country. The 10-year aid program would give Israel up to $40 billion to upgrade its military aircraft and missile defense systems, and to defend against militants in Lebanon and... more »

Damascus Accuses France And Germany Of Deploying Special Forces Into Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
German Bundeswehr army soldiers. © Michaela Rehle / Reuters *Al Jazeera*: *Syria: Presence of foreign troops is overt aggression* *Damascus says French and German special forces are active in its territory but Germany's defence ministry rejects claim.* The Syrian government has accused Germany and France of "blatant interference" in its affairs by allegedly deploying special forces in its territory. The German defence ministry immediately issued a rebuke of the Syrian claim on Tuesday, denying its troops were in the country. "There are no German special forces in Syria. The accusa... more »

Homegrown Hate, Global Chaos

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 6 hours ago
Although the official narrative has Omar Mateen, the Orlando mass shooter, acting out of Isis-instigated terrorism, there's mounting evidence that religious extremism was more of an excuse for him than an inspiration. This guy wanted to create as much mayhem as inhumanly possible, and one way to ensure that he got the undivided attention he craved was to calmly call 911 to tell the media-political complex exactly what it wanted to hear. The players of the ruling establishment doesn't want a homegrown hate crime on steroids. They want a terrorist attack from afar, the better to give ... more »

GMOs, “Biggest Fraud In The History Of Science” – Some 'Questions And Answers' For The UK's Royal Society

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 7 hours ago
Global Research, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this* The decision on whether to renew EU approval for the herbicide glyphosate is to go to an appeals panel on 23 June after a last ditch attempt to get a temporary re-authorisation failed on 6 June (for some background information, see this). It is unclear if the meeting will produce the majority vote needed to pass the authorisation. The current licence for glyphosate in the EU expires on 30 June. In an ideal world, glyphosate would be taken off the commercial market d... more »

GMOs, “Biggest Fraud In The History Of Science” – Some 'Questions And Answers' For The UK's Royal Society 

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 7 hours ago
Global Research, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF The decision on whether to renew EU approval for the herbicide glyphosate is to go to an appeals panel on 23 June after a last ditch attempt to get a temporary re-authorisation failed on 6 June (for some background information, see this). It is unclear if the meeting will produce the majority vote needed to pass the authorisation. The current licence for glyphosate in the EU expires on 30 June. In an ideal world, glyphosate would be taken off the commercial market due to its obvious adverse effects on human health and the environme... more »

Ex-Soldier Dies After Being Tasered By Police In Wales

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A former soldier who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has died after being tasered by police in Llanelli, South Wales. The victim, 43-year-old Spencer Beynon who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was tasered on Tuesday evening and died shortly after. Tributes paid to Llanelli man who died following ‘incident’ involving Taser https://t.co/YIDXZnc1rl pic.twitter.com/A2eg9fNQfu — South Wales EP (@SWEveningPost) June 15, 2016 Police officers were called by a member of the public who was “concerned” about the welfare and behavior of Beynon who appeared injured and was acti... more »

GMOs, “Biggest Fraud In The History Of Science” – Some 'Questions And Answers' For The UK's Royal Society

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 7 hours ago
Global Research, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF The decision on whether to renew EU approval for the herbicide glyphosate is to go to an appeals panel on 23 June after a last ditch attempt to get a temporary re-authorisation failed on 6 June (for some background information, see this). It is unclear if the meeting will produce the majority vote needed to pass the authorisation. The current licence for glyphosate in the EU expires on 30 June. In an ideal world, glyphosate would be taken off the commercial market due to its obvious adverse effects on human health and the environme... more »

How to Overcome the 4 Most Common Thoughts that Create Mental Agitation

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - What do you do to calm your thoughts during meditation to achieve a state of bliss?

Iranian Professor: ‘OPEC is Finished’

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhy, Oman's oil and gas minister, smiles as he enters an oil-producers' meeting in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday, April 17, 2016. An Iranian professor said Tuesday that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is doomed, because of power struggles between Iran and Saudi Arabia.] An Iranian professor said Tuesday that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is doomed, because of power struggles between Iran and Saudi Arabia that have created serious political fallout. "OPEC's power is not waning -- I'm sorry, OPEC is finished," Hossei... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*Global warming is causing a 'fundamental change' in the world's weather UN warns * *The article below is founded on a lie. It is true that the world has experienced unusually warm weather lately but how much of it was caused by anthropogenic CO2 emissions and how much was caused by El Nino? The authors below pooh pooh El Nino and assert that it was mostly caused by CO2. But how much? Real scientists use numbers. But we note with great surprise that no number is given for the percentage of the warming that was due to CO2. How come? Because NONE of it was ca... more »

Toby Young with some Brexit facts

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Watch the video, read the transcript and vote BREXIT Here's an extract: 'The Remainers will tell you that Britain would struggle to survive outside the EU — that we'd become an irrelevance. They call the people who want to leave the EU 'little Englanders', as if there's something petty and small-minded about wanting Britain to become a sovereign state again. In their eyes, wanting to restore the right of self-determination to the British people is a bit… well, a bit common. And this gets to the heart of the difference between their vision of Britain and ours. They see Britain as... more »

House Oversight Committee Censures IRS Commissioner

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: John Koskinen - 900] The House Committee on Oversight and Reform censured IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in a 23-15 vote Wednesday, saying he should have done more to stop the agency from targeting conservative organizations for excessive scrutiny. "The resolution expresses the sense of the... more »

Iran Files Lawsuit Against United States Over Seized Assets

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Iran has filed a lawsuit against the United States at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague over their decision to confiscate Tehran’s assets. They are demanding compensation over the seizure of $2 billion worth of Iranian assets by the US supreme court In April the top US court ruled that Iran must pay the sum to survivors and relatives of those killed in terror attacks that they blamed on the Islamic republic. Press TV reports: President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran had filed the lawsuit with the ICJ a day earlier, vowing that his administration will pu... more »

Third party company botched student’s doctoral work, says biologist

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 8 hours ago
A PhD student who was supposed to complete part of an experiment passed the job on to a third party company, which in turn provided figures that were plagiarized and fabricated. That’s according to the corresponding author of the paper, which has now been retracted. Hong Ren, affiliated with Xi’an Jiao Tong University in China, told us that he […] The post Third party company botched student’s doctoral work, says biologist appeared first on Retraction Watch.

“Not giving money to so-called terrorists”

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
“Not giving money to so-called terrorists” So said so-called Diane Abbott towards the end of Monday’s parliamentary debate about foreign aid, which took place at Westminster Hall. This was the debate that ‘we’ instigated by signing a petition organised by OMG-The-Mail-on-Sunday. It was brought about the Mail’s revelation that money donated by the UK through our aid programme has been finding its way into the hands of Palestinian terrorists. It funds the salaries and stipends of convicted terrorists or the families of deceased martyrs. The petition quickly received enough signat... more »

George Osborne Warns Of Brexit Budget Cuts

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The British chancellor George Osborne has warned that Brexit would trigger tax hikes and spending cuts across the UK. He says says he would have to slash public spending and increase taxes in an emergency Budget to tackle a £30bn “black hole” if the UK votes to leave the European Union. Press TV reports: Osborne, who is campaigning for Britain to remain in the EU, made the remarks Wednesday as stock markets plunged on the prospect of Brexit. He said that funding for schools, hospitals and the army would be slashed if the pro-Brexit side prevails. “Quitting the EU would hit investment...more »

Julian Assange says Wikileaks will publish enough info for Hillary to be indicted

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*Julian Assange, as the world has come to know him...* *being interviewed on TV* Julian Assange, the journalist and co-founder of Wikileaks, has been a fugitive of Imperial "justice" for years now, hiding out in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, England. * Julian Assange is the Nelson Mandela of our time. * Someone who speaks truth to power and is paying a very high price in terms of freedom. Some day he might be freed....but not until the current cabal of evil doers has left the scene. Many people don't even know what he is being charged with anymore. I believe it had to do with ... more »

21st century Europe

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
Two stories from today's BBC News website that paint a powerful, if nauseatng, view of 21st century Europe. This article tells us about the increse in child brides in the Netherlands: 'A 14-year-old girl has gone missing from a Dutch asylum centre. Police say Fatema Alkasem was nine months pregnant and may be in need of medical care. She is also thought to be a "child bride", and her case has highlighted the problem that the Netherlands faces in providing asylum for girls who married in Syria but are below the Dutch age of consent. The government in The Hague is rushing to close a... more »

Majority of People Get News From Social Media Over Newspapers

Craig Boudreau at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: News on Phone (Stream) and Paper Morning Coffee] A new survey by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism shows the majority of people now get their news from sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube over conventional newspapers. The shift is a product of the boom in smartphone... more »

Trump to Discuss Terrorism Watch List, No Fly Ban With NRA

JONATHAN LEMIRE & JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, June 14, 2016.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will be meeting with the National Rifle Association to discuss ways to block people on terrorism watch lists or no fly lists from buying guns as... more »

Hispanic Evangelicals Respond to Orlando Shooting

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Mourners console each other as they grieve the loss of their friends Amanda Alvear and Mercedez Flores who were killed in the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub, as they visit a makeshift memorial downtown, Monday, June 13, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. A gunman killed dozens of people in a massacre at a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/David Goldman)] Orlando's Hispanic evangelicals are coming together in the aftermath of Sunday's shooting in an Orlando, Florida nightclub that killed 49 and wounde... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
[*A Grove.*] *Enter FAUSTUS to conjure* *Faust.* Now that the gloomy shadow of the earth Longing to view Orion’s drizzling look, Leaps from the antarctic world unto the sky, And dims the welkin with her pitchy breath, * 5* Faustus, begin thine incantations, And try if devils will obey thy hest, Seeing thou hast pray’d and sacrific’d to them. Within this circle is Jehovah’s name, Forward and backward anagrammatis’d, * 10* The breviated names of holy saints, Figures of every adjunct to the Heavens, And characters of signs and erring 1 stars, By which the spi... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
"The most memorable part of that Thursday night was when David Bowie sang the line, "*I had to phone someone so I picked on you ooh oh*", while at the same time pointing his index finger and rotating it in what I now describe as a "*camp manner*". It was as if Bowie actually singled me out... *A chosen one... * *It was an almost religious experience*!" "I grew up in Huddesfield, which is a fairly nondescript place and, in common with most of my mates from school, we had all been big Bowie fans since the famous 1972 *Top of the Pops* '*Starman*' appearance in 1972. Incidental... more »

Canada: Second Biggest Arms Dealer to the Middle East & 6th Globally

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
*G&M* *- Canada has soared in global rankings to become the second biggest arms dealer to the Middle East * *- It’s a first for Canada, according to IHS Jane’s, the defence industry publisher that tracks military spending. Canada was previously the sixth-largest weapons vendor to Mideast countries. The United States is No. 1.* *Wow, that’s a big jump in weapons sales ranking for peaceful, liberal Canada! Of course the US is still number 1!* *- Canada has also vaulted to sixth overall among all arms-exporting countries, based on rankings released by Jane’s this week. This means on... more »

Israel Cuts Water Supply To Ten Of Thousand Of Palestinians

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Palestinians have been left without water as Israel’s national water company has cut off supply to large areas of the occupied West Bank during the Muslim holy month Tens of thousands of Palestinians reportedly have no access to safe drinking water as they fast for Ramadan amid the June heat when temperatures can exceed 35C. They are currently forced to buy from water trucks or find it from alternative sources such as springs or filling points in their vicinity. RT reports: Mekorot, the main supplier of several Palestinian towns and cities, stopped providing water to the municipality... more »

Fort Itaipu and Olavo Fontes Revisited

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
My recent postings on Fort Itaipu has ignited a firestorm of controversy. Well, not exactly. It sparked a semi-heated debate about the incident that seems to be more directed at the use of the term “fraudulent” in conjunction with information developed by Dr. Olavo Fontes than it was the facts of the case. It seems the alleged “character assassination” of Fontes was the source of the annoyance. Dr. Olavo Fontes Given this minor flap, and two different interpretations of a single article, I thought I would revisit this case because, frankly, I had no dog in the fight. I am more inter... more »

U.S. Military Now Using Apache Helicopter Gunships Against The Islamic State In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
US Apache helicopters, like this one pictured in 2015, are operating in support of the Iraqi Security Forces (AFP Photo/Jung Yeon-Je) *FOX News*: *US military uses Apache helicopter gunships for first time against ISIS in Iraq* The U.S. military used Apache helicopter gunships for the first time in the war against ISIS Monday in northern Iraq when one of the U.S. Army helicopters fired a hellfire missile at an ISIS armored vehicle rigged with explosives, a senior defense official told Fox News. A pair of Apaches were flying together, and one of them took the shot, the official sai... more »

U.S. Homeland Security Adviser: 9/11 ‘Changed The World For Good’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Daily Caller*: *Syrian Immigrant Who Said 9/11 ‘Changed The World For Good’ Is A Homeland Security Adviser* One of the sitting members on the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism is a 25-year-old immigrant of Syrian heritage who said that the 9/11 attacks “changed the world for good” and has consistently disparaged America, free speech and white people on social media. Laila Alawa was one of just 15 people tapped to serve on the newly-formed HSAC Subcommittee on Countering Violent Extremism in 2015 — the same year she became an... more »

More Reports That Islamic State Terror Teams Are Travelling To Europe From Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Newsweek:* *France and Belgium Face 'Imminent' Attacks by ISIS Fighters Departing From Syria: Report* France and Belgium are facing “imminent” attacks from Islamic State militant group (ISIS) cells traveling across Europe from Syria without passports, according to an alert received by Belgian police and reported by the Belgian media on Wednesday. "Fighters travelling without passports left Syria about a week and a half ago in order to reach Europe by boat via Turkey and Greece," said the note sent to Belgian security services, reported Belgium’s La Derniere Heure newspaper. "Th... more »

U.S. Reexamining Plans To Cut Its Troop Numbers In Afghanistan Next Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. may reconsider Afghanistan troop cuts as NATO pledges support* The United States told allies on Wednesday it was reexamining plans to cut its troop numbers in Afghanistan next year, Britain said, as other NATO forces committed to stay on to help fight a resurgent Taliban. President Barack Obama has planned to slash the number of U.S. troops from about 9,800 to 5,500 before he leaves office in 2017, despite calls from former commanders and envoys to halt the drawdown. "Everyone has an interest that our effort there is sustained," Britain's Defense Secretary Michae... more »

NATO To Maintain Military Presence In Afghanistan After 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*USA Today:* *NATO plans for Afghan war through 2020* BRUSSELS — The war in Afghanistan — America’s longest conflict — will grind on for at least another four years as NATO allies are prepared to commit $5 billion through 2020 to train, equip and pay Afghan security forces, according to a senior NATO diplomat. Last week, President Obama granted U.S. troops in Afghanistan expanded authority to attack Taliban insurgents. The new rules allow U.S. forces to advise regular Afghan combat units and to call in airstrikes. There are about 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and Obama has ple... more »

World News Briefs -- June 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during the Oslo Forum at Losby Gods, June 15, 2016, in Finstadjordet, Norway. REUTERS/EVAN VUCCI/POOL *Reuters:* *Kerry accuses Russia, Assad over Syrian government assault on Aleppo* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia of selectively enforcing a nationwide "cessation of hostilities" agreement in Syria while a government campaign to retake Aleppo continued unabated. Speaking in Oslo, where he also met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for talks on Syria and the Ira... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg chairs a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir *Reuters: **NATO to send troops to deter Russia, Putin orders snap checks* Britain, Germany and the United States advanced plans on Tuesday to spearhead a new NATO force on Russia's border from next year, and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered snap checks on combat readiness across his armed forces. Weeks before a critical NATO summit in Warsaw, three of NATO's biggest military powers said they would each co... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC on US hate crime statistics pic.twitter.com/qiDcpgRFe6 — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 15, 2016

U.S. Third Fleet Expands As Tensions With China Rise

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington man the rails as the ship pulls out of Hong Kong after a five-day port visit in this U.S. Navy handout photo dated November 14, 2011. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erin Devenberg/Handout/File Photo *Reuters:* *U.S. Third Fleet expands East Asia role as tensions rise with China* The U.S. Navy's Third Fleet will send more ships to East Asia to operate outside its normal theater alongside the Japan-based Seventh Fleet, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a move that comes at a time of heightened tensions ... more »

Chinese Spy Ships Are Becoming Very Active

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis arrives to join the annual Key Resolve military exercise conducted by South Korea and the U.S., at a port in Busan, South Korea, March 13, 2016. REUTERS/CHO JUNG-HO/YONHAP *Reuters*: *Chinese spy ship shadows U.S., Japanese, Indian naval drill in the Western Pacific* A Chinese observation ship shadowed the powerful U.S. aircraft carrier, John C. Stennis, in the Western Pacific on Wednesday, a Japanese official said, joining warships from Japan and India in drills close to waters Beijing considers its backyard. The show of Ameri... more »

For The Second Time Since The End Of The Second World War A Chinese Naval Vessel Has Entered Japanese Territorial Waters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Japan Times*: *Chinese spy ship enters Japan’s territorial waters for second time since end of WWII* A Chinese navy reconnaissance vessel entered Japanese territorial waters near Kuchinoerabu Island off Kagoshima Prefecture early Wednesday morning — the first time since 2004 that a Chinese military ship has done so. Wednesday’s incursion comes just under a week after a Chinese naval frigate entered the contiguous zone just outside Japan’s territorial waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. According to the Defense Ministry, a Maritime Self Defense Force P-... more »

U.S. Troops Staying in Afghanistan? New Look at Reduction Plan

Lolita C. Baldor & John-Thor Dahlburg at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: British Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon, left, speaks with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen during a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. NATO concludes a two-day meeting on Wednesday with discussions on the situation in Afghanistan and Ukraine.] BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told NATO allies America will take a new look at its plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, a British official says, a fresh... more »

Generals Call for Gun Control After Orlando Terror Attack

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: gun control - 900] Generals are coming together to advocate for gun control, and that effort has increased after the deadly terrorist attack in Orlando. Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, founder of the new group Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, made an appearance Monday at... more »

Obama: Whose Side is He On?

Mona Charen at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, following a meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Florida and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)] Whole doctoral dissertations could be devoted to the question of what makes President Obama angry and what does not. His Tuesday broadside against Donald Trump stood in marked contrast to Sunday’s somewhat-cold response to the Orlando massacre. This is a... more »

Russian Government Hackers Penetrated DNC Network

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Why the Russians take an interest in U.S. political candidates. Do the Russians have a horse in the current race? * *by Gaius Publius* Before I present the news part of the story, note the following: - These are competing government-associated hackers. One hacker is associated with military intelligence. The other is associated with what was the KGB. These are competing organizations within the Russian government orbit. - One hack was in place since last summer. The other was initiated in April. The second could have eventually involved massive data downloads, ... more »

2-Year-Old Snatched By Alligator At Disney Resort Believed Dead

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A 2-year-old boy was snatched by an alligator while holidaying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida. The toddler was playing along the edge of a lagoon when an alligator attacked him and carried him away into the water. On Wednesday the authorities started the unpleasant task of euthanizing the remaining gators at the Seven Seas Lagoon in their search for the missing boy. UPI reports: By early light four gators had been removed from the stretch of water close to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. But so far rescue teams have found no trace of the child. The ef... more »

You're Not Being Told the Truth About Orlando w/ Bonus Bill Whittle...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*go ahead and call it "conspiracy" and demand that some of us put on our tin foil hats.* You may feel free to do so, because I don't give a damn. *The fact is, the libtards in our country want your guns and they will stop at nothing to disarm you. These shootings are all by design. They are planned and executed to cause fear, and propagandize you into the idea that taking away all the guns will keep us safe. No, it won't. It will make you either a dead ideologue or a dead fool. Either way, you're still dead.* Other people are starting to see a pattern. These radicalized Muslim ... more »

Hillary Clinton Now Leads Donald Trump by 12 Percent in New Poll

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton] Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton now has a double-digit lead over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Bloomberg Politics has released a new poll that shows Clinton leading Trump 49 percent to 37 percent. Fifty-five percent of voters polled also said... more »

Official: ISIS Terrorist Groups En Route to Attack Belgium, France

Russ Read at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATIVE CROP - Victims lay on the pavement outside a Paris restaurant, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Police officials in France on Friday report multiple terror incidents, leaving many dead. It was unclear at this stage if the events are linked. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)] Islamic State terrorist units have left Syria and are traveling to France and Belgium to engage in terrorists attacks, warned a French official Wednesday. Security services across Europe have been put on alert after Belgian intelligence informed their French counterparts... more »

Orthodox Synod to Take Place Despite New Pullout by Russia

[image: In this Friday, May 27, 2016 file photo, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow arrives to the port of Dafni, at Mount Athos, Greece. The Orthodox Synod, a historic meeting of church leaders, will take place despite a pullout by Russia, the fourth Orthodox church to say it won't attend the June gathering in Crete.] ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians on Wednesday said a historic meeting of church leaders -- the first in more than a millennium -- will take place despite a pullout by Russia, the fourth... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 11 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Arrest Of Accomplice Of "Lone Wolf" Orlando Shooter Expected Soon Belgian police received warnings that ISIS fighters are on their way to Europe Spain just made an exoskeleton to help disabled children walk Iran's Khamenei threatens to 'set fire' to nuclear deal if West violates Earth just experienced its hottest May ever recorded New Orlando Shooter Eyewitness Emerges: Testifies That 5 People Were Involved In Pulse Attack Not to be taken at face value, but to be noted. 'US Ally' Qatar Arrests Dutch Rape Victim For "Having Sex Out Of Wedlock" Russia Is Repo... more »

A Comprehensive Look at Paul Ryan’s Regulatory Reform Agenda

The Daily Signal at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: In this March 23, 2016, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A task force of House Republicans released an agenda for regulatory reform on Tuesday to apply America’s timeless principles—liberty, free enterprise, consent of the governed—to the problems of our times. With input from the public, members and staff of 10 House committees have contributed to the effort.] A task force of House Republicans on Tuesday released an agenda for regulatory reform, the latest in a series of policy documents designed, according to Speaker Paul Rya... more »

JAMA: No plan to retract article on fetal pain, despite outcry from anti-abortion activists

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
JAMA has announced it does not intend to retract a 2005 review article about fetal pain, despite requests from anti-abortion activists who claim it has been misused in debates about the procedure. Earlier this month, JAMA told one anti-abortion critic that it would take a look at the paper, which suggested that fetuses can’t feel […] The post JAMA: No plan to retract article on fetal pain, despite outcry from anti-abortion activists appeared first on Retraction Watch.

MUHAMMAD ALI AND WHO GETS TO BE US: "Friends of all political persuasions!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016Part 3—Lonnie Ali on the other:* Muhammad Ali's memorial service took place before the recent events in Orlando. It took place before Candidate Trump's remarks about those events. It took place before our own liberal world's remarks about Candidate Trump. We thought the service featured an array of remarkable speakers. We've already cited xx Shabazz and 19-year-old Natasha Mundkur. For today, we'll suggest you consider about Lonnie Ali, Muhammad Ali's widow. Recent events have raised eternal questions. Who gets to be thought of as us? How should we respond... more »

Security In Iraq, June 1-7, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
A high pace of violence continued in Iraq into the first week of June 2016. That was due to the continued spring offensive by the Islamic State and its counter attacks to government operations in Anbar. There were 161 incidents reported in the press from June 1-7. That was higher than the previous three weeks, but on part with the 160 recorded the first week of May. As usual Baghdad was the most violent province with 65 incidents. There were another 34 in Anbar, 18 each in Diyala and Ninewa, 13 in Kirkuk, 10 in Salahddin, 2 in Babil, and 1 in Karbala. Those attacks led to 389 ... more »

Metaphorical Horror

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Baby eaten by alligator on Disneyworld beach.

Images that raised eyebrows flagged by another journal; Malaysian gov’t investigates

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Multiple investigations have been launched into allegations of blatant duplications by a research group in Malaysia. Last week, users alleged on Twitter that three papers by the same team included pictures of cells that were copied and pasted. First author Nima Samie, affiliated with University of Malaya in Malaysia, denied the accusations — but both the Malaysian […] The post Images that raised eyebrows flagged by another journal; Malaysian gov’t investigates appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Migrant Group Says 3,400 Dead or Missing So Far This Year

KIRSTEN GRIESHABER at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: The Aquarius, a former coast guard boat, which is used for rescuing migrants on the Mediterranean sea, as it carries out training off the Libyan coast where it has saved more than 2,200 migrants so far. Medecins Sans Frontieres and SOS Meditarrenee personal attended a medical training course aboard the "Aquarius" on Tuesday. The two humanitarian organisations have joined forces on the vessel to rescue migrants on their way from North Africa to Europe.] BERLIN (AP) -- More than 3,400 migrants died or were recorded as missing as they tried to cross borders around the globe in t... more »

White House Demanding More Gun Control as Counterterrorism Measure

Fred Lucas at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Josh Earnest Planned Parenthood - 900] President Barack Obama and administration officials made a strong push for gun control Tuesday in the wake of the terrorist attack in Orlando. Speaking about the attack after a meeting with his national security team, the president asserted gun control... more »

Northerntruthseeker Passes The 4 MILLION Viewership Mark...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I finally checked my "blogger" statistics the other day, and apparently this blog has passed the 4 million view mark according to Blogger... I do look at this as a milestone, and yet I find it disturbing that this mark was not passed some months back... I stated in my previous rant that I have suspected that Google and Blogger are manipulating the statistics of some bloggers and not showing the true readership numbers.... Many other bloggers are also just as suspicious.... The reality is that this blog at one point over 6 months back was getting some 10,000+ hits at day, and then su... more »

Obama and Trump: I, Me and Mine

John Yoest at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Trump Obama - 900] Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3 What do Barack Obama and Donald Trump have in common? The extensive use of the first person singular pronoun. President Obama and The... more »

North Korea "Upping" Its Nuclear Weapons Production

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Exclusive: North Korea may be 'significantly' upping nuclear bomb output - report* North Korea may be significantly expanding its nuclear weapons production and could have added six or more weapons to its stockpile in the last 18 months, a U.S. research institute said on Tuesday. The Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) estimated last year that North Korea had 10 to 16 nuclear weapons at the end of 2014. It based that conclusion on an analysis of the country's production of weapons-grade uranium and plutonium recovered from spent nu...more »

Iran Claims To Have Made An Agreement With Boeing To Buy 100 Passenger Jets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The file photo shows an Iran Air Boeing 747-200. Press TV *New York Times*:* Iran Said to Have Deal With Boeing to Buy Passenger Planes* Iran has reached an agreement with the Boeing Company for the acquisition of new passenger planes to help modernize its outdated fleet, state-run Iranian news media reported on Tuesday. Such an agreement, if completed, would potentially be worth many billions of dollars to Boeing and amount to the most prominent commercial transaction between an American company and Iran since sanctions linked to Iran’s nuclear program were lifted six months ago.... more »

Iran Threatens To Abandon Its Nuclear Deal If U.S. Presidential Candidates Reneged On The Agreement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran September 14, 2007. REUTERS/MORTEZA NIKOUBAZL/FILE PHOTO *Reuters*:* Iran's Khamenei threatens to 'set fire' to nuclear deal if West violates* Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, threatened on Tuesday to "set fire" to the nuclear deal sealed with world powers if U.S. presidential candidates reneged on the agreement. Presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump said last August it would be hard to "rip up" the deal, but if elected president he would "police that contract so tough they do... more »

Disney - Moana - sneak peek trailer...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
*"Hmm, here we go again Conspiracy Nutcases,"* this time Disney brazenly dish up a Pacific Ocean-faring Transmutative-shamanism Biblical-exodus Celtic-spiral Water-spirit storyline based on *THE REAL ABORIGINAL PEOPLE* who seem to have influenced the architectural design and megalithic construction of 'the entire Earth' in a time before *Noah's Flood*. *"Shut up, Mike, it's just a f***ing kids' film,"* oh, yeah, sorry, me and my stupid mouth/fingers...

UN: Not Enough Evidence to Link Coffee to Cancer

Maria Cheng at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: WHO Coffee_perr__1465994416_66.63.0.10] LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization’s research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn’t enough proof to show a link to cancer. But the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC,... more »

Don't Assume Terrorism Will Win The Election For The Lying Demagogue

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Convention wisdom predicted the Orlando terrorist attack would be "good" for Trump, who quickly moved into full demagogue mode-- not much of a change from his default button-- to exploit it. A tracking poll by Reuters showed Clinton's national lead over Trump down ever so slightly after he worked so hard to exploit the Orlando gun massacre and blame it on "immigrants" and "Muslims"-- she went from a 13 point lead to an 11.6% lead. Our friend Sam Husseini asked me to consider how NPR botched their reporting by twisting conventional wisdom into reality when they talked about how a m... more »

Kerry and Iran’s Foreign Minister Butt Heads in Norway Over Nuclear Deal Sanctions

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he steps off his plane after arriving for meetings, and the Oslo Forum, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Oslo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)] OSLO, Norway (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart in Norway on Wednesday to once again discuss Iran’s complaints that it’s not getting the sanctions relief it deserves under last year’s landmark nuclear deal. Kerry... more »

Damascus Says German Special Forces Are In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The Syrian government said that German special forces were present, alongside French and American military personnel, in northern Syria, condemning it as a clear act of “aggression”. On Wednesday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said that French and German forces had been deployed to Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani, and Manbij alongside US military personnel. Germany’s Defense Ministry has denied that German special forces are there, while France has confirmed that they have deployed special forces on the ground in Northern Syria. Press TV reports: “Syria … considers it explicit and u... more »

US Terrorism Hits Orlando - Not Just for Syrians Anymore

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
FBI's practice of entrapping mentally unstable suspects instead of helping them & alerting the community creates terror, not stops it. *June 15, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - A horrific attack unfolded this week when Omar Mateen entered a nightclub in Orlando, Florida before allegedly opening fire killing 50 and injuring scores more. Mateen would eventually be gunned down himself by police. At face value it appears to be another "extremist" attack - an extension of America's ongoing "War on Terror." In reality Mateen is instead an extension of America's use of terrorism as a geo... more »

Claiming the Orlando Shooter a Mixed Bag for ISIS

LORI HINNANT & SARAH EL DEEB at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: This poster, distributed by an Islamic state militant supporter to advertise a new propaganda video, shows Omar Mateen who killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, with 'Islamic State' blazoned behind him. It took just a few hours for the Islamic State group’s opportunistic propaganda machine to take responsibility for the latest bloodshed in Florida and in France, with messages claiming the two attackers as its own. It may take the group longer to sort through the implications of a killer whose backstory of conflicted sexuality and heavy drinking is at o... more »

Puerto Rico Mourns, Prepares to Bury Those Killed at Club

DANICA COTO at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Residents carry out a vigil to honor the memory of the Puerto Ricans that died in the mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., at the Hato Rey LGBTT Community Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Dozens of people died at the 'Pulse' gay nightclub in Orlando, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)] SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Ricans held somber vigils and prepared to bury many of their own after authorities said nearly half of those killed at a gay nightclub in Florida had ties to the U.S. terri... more »

The Bridge

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*Through early morning fog I see* *Visions of the things to be* The pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see *That suicide is painless* *It brings on many changes* *And I can take or leave it if I please*

Big Pharma Ordered To Pay $67m For Lying About Efficacy Of Cancer Drug

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Big Pharma has been ordered to pay nearly $70M after concealing the adverse effects of a cancer drug and misleading doctors. Two drug companies have been ordered to pay $67 million to settle a federal lawsuit over charges that they lied about the effectiveness of the cancer drug, Tarceva. Genentech and OSI Pharmaceuticals, agreed to pay in order to settle claims that they misled doctors into prescribing a treatment to lung cancer patients when they knew it would not work. The LA Times reports: As a result, some patients may have died earlier than they would have if they had taken m... more »

Research into totally settled questions is meaningless

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
Yesterday, I mentioned the obsession of Marxist "critics of science" with the politicization of everything in science and with assorted sociological conspiracy theories that have nothing to do with proper scientific research and that no serious scientists spend any substantial amount of time with. But that doesn't mean that the likes of Ms Hossenfelder understand some other basic principles of the scientific method. Another totally elementary issue she clearly misunderstands is the following: Scientific research may only be valuable if it investigates questions that are not complete... more »

Investigators Cast Wide Net in Orlando Shooting Probe, May Charge Others

JAY REEVES & ERIC TUCKER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: The congregation joins hands during an interfaith service at the First United Methodist Church of Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, June 14, 2016. A gunman killed dozens of people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, making it the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Shot in the leg and lying in a mix of blood and water on a bathroom floor, Patience Carter heard gunman Omar Mateen dial 911 from just a few feet away. The American-born son of an... more »

Report: New Evidence of Rising Obamacare Premiums

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Obamacare] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, said a study that reinforced reports of sharp increases around the country in... more »

Voluntary Human Extinction?

James Wanliss at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: No Planet B Global Warming Activists - 900] George Orwell's Animal Farm tells of the visionary pig Old Major, who had a dream that soon proved disastrous: "And now, comrades, I will tell you about my dream of last night. I cannot describe that dream to you. It was... more »

Tweets From the Edge: Smart Ass Troll edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 16 hours ago
.@realDonaldTrump Thank you for what? Getting killed? — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) June 14, 2016 “Our elections should be shaped by voters’ voices, not bought & sold by corporations & special interests,” says Clinton with a straight face — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) June 14, 2016 If you think #sandyhook & #Orlando were hoaxes but think Jade Helm is real, you're a waste of trace elements. — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) June 14, 2016 As proof of @realDonaldTrump's enduring, Bigly popularity, today's his 70th birthday and it's not even trending on Twitter. Sad, very ... more »

Former Liberal MP Sir Clement Freud Exposed As A Paedophile

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Sir Clement Freud, the former broadcaster and liberal MP, has been exposed as a paedophile who abused two young girls for decades Freud, who died in 2009, spent years abusing a girl who he brought up as a daughter. and violently raped a teenager while he was an MP. Sylvia Woosley, who first met Freud when she was 10 and was sent to live with him at 14, said that he abused her for years. The second woman, who wants to remain anonymous, claimed he abused her as a child and raped her when she was 18. His widow, Lady Freud, apologised to his victims, saying she is “shocked, deeply sadd...more »

Following Orlando, Dr. Obama Offers the Wrong Prescription

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama pauses while speaking to members of the media in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2016. Obama said there's no clear evidence that the shooter at an Orlando nightclub was directed to conduct his attack or part of a larger plot.] President Obama’s predictable reaction to the latest heinous, unprovoked terrorist massacre of innocent citizens on American soil would be embarrassing if it weren’t so disgraceful. This man’s term can’t end quickly enough. There is just no excuse for Obama’s warped... more »

Enjoy Full Fellowship With God Through Your Life in Christ

Dudley Hall at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Jesus Cross Cutout Sky - 900] “For you have have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 This is truth too marvelous for the common mind to grasp quickly. It often escapes us, as we continue to live as if we... more »

France Begin Mass Arrests Amid Huge Revolution

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
French authorities have begun the mass arrests of protestors taking part in what some are calling the biggest revolution in France for 200 years. Hundreds of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of France over the last few weeks, as the mainstream media continue to remain silent on the grass roots changes sweeping the country. In response, police have begun arresting citizens and using water cannons to disperse crowds in an attempt to stifle the revolution. Aljazeera.com reports: At least 40 people were injured and 73 arrested on Tuesday as some 75,000 demonstrators am... more »

Labour's Tom Watson: EU free movement rules must change per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
The BBC report with a straight face that Tom Watson has been saying that the EU will have to change its rules on free movement of labour. Then in their analysis neither Laura Kuenssberg or Iain Watson manage to make the point that free movement of people is one of the fundamental principles of the EU and thus what the chances are of Tom Watson getting what he wants. The BBC is ever eager to pour ridicule on any LEAVE policy that it can find a flaw in but when it's a REMAIN policy from the deputy leader of their Labour Party then it's suddenly less critical.

Bernie Sanders: “I Am Not Giving Up”

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
A spokesman for Bernie Sanders has said the Vermont senator plans to continue his Democratic presidential campaign and will not drop out “today, or tomorrow, or the next day.” “He has said that he plans to stay in this through the Democratic convention,” Michael Briggs said, according to Bloomberg News, on the day of the final Democratic primary, in Washington, D.C. The Sanders campaign is going full steam ahead until the party’s national convention in Philadelphia, which begins July 25, when 714 unpledged delegates, known as superdelegates, will cast their votes. Unlike reports in ... more »

Orlando Shooting Investigation Expands To Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Officials conducting the Orlando shooting investigation are broadening the scope of their investigation to include Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. Officials have found that Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, had increasingly sought out ISIS videos and propaganda in the months leading up to the massacre at a gay nightclub on Sunday. Latimes.com reports: A counter-terrorism official said investigators had uncovered the material while reviewing Mateen’s Internet search history. Mateen, who was killed by a SWAT team, pledged allegiance to Islamic State during the attack. As the inquiry into t... more »

Noel Edmonds Moves To The Home Of Conspiracy Theorist David Icke

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
In a huge surprise to his family and friends, Noel Edmonds is leaving his Grade-II listed country house in Gloucestershire and moving to the Isle of Wight – and Your News Wire can exclusively reveal that he is moving to be closer to his mentor David Icke. The Deal Or No Deal host said in a new radio interview that he is ‘tired of the TV lifestyle and all the nonsense that comes along with it‘ and is looking for a positive change in life. ‘Listen, I’m not retiring, I’m just looking for a positive change in life and I think I’ve found that in the Isle of Wight.’ However Your News Wire ... more »

Russia Hack ‘Dirty Secrets’ From Clinton Campaign

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Russia have penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee, gaining access to sensitive data belonging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. A team of Russian government hackers accessed an entire database of opposition research on Donald Trump, potentially destroying Hillary’s attempts to trash the GOP presidential candidate. Washingtonpost.com reports: The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC’s system that they also were able to read all email and chat traffic, said DNC officials and the security experts. The intrusion into the DNC was one of several targeti... more »

Former CIA Agent Explains The Truth Behind Terrorism

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
A former CIA agent has come forward to share her insights into the truth behind terrorism, disclosing where it really comes from and explaining the motives behind it. Amaryllis Fox has spoken out for the first time in public with Al Jazeera, urging Americans and authorities to change their approach in tackling the issue. Theantimedia.org reports: “If I learned one lesson from my time with the CIA, it is this: everybody believes they are the good guy,” says Fox, who is currently “in the process of getting her CIA cover rolled back,” AJ+ reports. She is now a peace activist and runsM... more »

Bernie Sanders Vows To Continue Fight Against Election Fraud

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Bernie Sanders has vowed to continue his fight to win the Democratic nomination amid unprecedented evidence of election fraud on a monumental scale. Sanders has said that he intends to ensure the Democratic National Committee’s chairwoman is replaced, arguing that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is just as corrupt as his rival, Hillary Clinton. Presstv.com reports: Speaking Tuesday at a news press conference outside his campaign headquarters in Washington, DC, Sanders touched upon a “fundamental transformation of the Democratic Party,” including replacement of Representative Debbie Wasse... more »

Scientist Discovers Proof That God Exists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Renowned scientist, Michio Kaku, has released a video in which he claims to offer scientific proof for the existence of God. Michio explains that the “music of strings resonating through 11 dimensional hyperspace … is the mind of God”, in a video that has gone viral worldwide. Wnd.com reports: And the scientist, Michio Kaku, who, among other roles, is a well-known commentator for Fox News, has affirmed his theory with a new statement at the Geophilosophical Association of Anthropological and Cultural Studies. Those with questions about faith have flocked to his original video, which... more »

NATO Warn Cyberwar Should Be Taken Very Seriously

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
NATO have declared the realm of cyberspace as a genuine frontier for war for the first time on Tuesday, saying the internet should be treated as a potential warzone just like land and sea. The declaration was made following a meeting of NATO’s defense ministers on Tuesday. Upi.com reports: “Today, we met in the Nuclear Planning Group to consider the safety, security and effectiveness of NATO’s nuclear deterrent. We also turned our attention to cyberspace,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said. “We agreed that we will recognize cyberspace as an operational domain. Just like ... more »

Fellow Americans, if you care to avoid vaporization . . . you must wake up and realize that your most deadly enemy is Washington

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
SuperStation95 Paul Craig Roberts On the eve of World War II the United States was still mired in the Great Depression and found itself facing war on two fronts with Japan and Germany.*However bleak the outlook, it was nothing compared to the outlook today.* *Has anyone in Washington, the presstitute Western media, the EU, or NATO ever considered the consequences of constant military and propaganda provocations against Russia? Is there anyone in any responsible position anywhere in the Western world who has enough sense to ask: “What if the Russians believe us? What if we convince... more »

This is Real Proof We are in the End Times! (2016-2017)

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
[image: Jason A] Jason A *Published on Jun 12, 2016* Page: https://www.facebook.com/End-Times-Wa... Events from the Past Week from a Prophetic Perspective Shocking News from around the world you need to see this something is going on new world order orlando mass shooting terror attack united states america end times transgender jason a channel


urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
Daniel Hopsicker's MadCowNews Posted on June 13, 2016 by Daniel Hopsicker The father of the man who slaughtered 50 people in the Orlando nightclub shooting Saturday night is a longtime CIA asset, whose TV show receives funding from the Voice of America -Dari. Pictured below is Seddique Mateen with California Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher [image: 13435295_1013635058691305_3013524431507864993_n] Rohrabacher was initially elected to Congress in 1988, with the fundraising help of friend Oliver North. Rohrabacher’s decades-long involvement in “all things Afghan” eventually ea... more »

The "Fog of Breaking News" in Orlando

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
*What's so funny? WHERE are the ambulances? Crisis Actors carrying the "injured" TOWARD the PULSE Club / the supposed shooter's Father ran for President of Afghanistan* [image: TRUTHstreammedia] TRUTHstreammedia

Mandela Effect or Quantum - How and Why

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 19 hours ago
[image: photohelix] photohelix *Published on Jun 11, 2016* "More of a quantum effect really. A deeper look at How and Why we are seeing this phenomenon. Reality is stranger than fiction. This is worth the watch."

Turkey Begs Putin For Forgiveness

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has written a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking for his forgiveness. Erdogan told Putin he wished to reiterate his wish to restore relations with Russia, on Sunday’s Russia Day. Zee News reports: “On behalf of the Turkish people, I congratulate all Russians on the occasion of the Russia Day, and wish that in the time ahead the relations between Russia and Turkey reach their well-deserved level,” Xinhua quoted RIA Novosti news agency as saying on Tuesday. Relations between Russia and Turkey have soured after the latter downed a ... more »

LIGO has announced the December 26th gravitational wave

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*Here, you could have learned the details in advance and watch the event live* Tonight, at 19:15-20:15 Prague Summer Time (or, locally, 10:15-11:15 am PDT), you could follow the webcast here (video) of the new findings by LIGO. Because the most recent detailed rumors I was spreading were absolutely accurate, it may be a good idea for the dear readers to trust the exciting report below (update: the data were accurate again). The paper was released while they were speaking, PDF. *Nine concentric curves indicate the 10%-90% confidence areas.* Ladies and Gentlemen, one additional gra... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism trial underway https://t.co/RJWIVeGdoT — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 14, 2016 *WNU Editor:* Oh c'mon!!!! Yes .... Stairway To Heaven is one of favourite songs of all time.

The Obama Administration Has Made America The World's Largest Arms Dealer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
United States President Barack Obama with the Nobel Prize medal and diploma during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Raadhuset Main Hall at Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway on 10 December 2009. Image has been cropped from original. The diploma reads (in English): "The Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Storting has, in accordance with the terms of the will set up by Alfred Nobel on the 27th of November 1895, awarded Barack H. Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. Wikipedia *Zero Hedge:* *An Inconvenient Truth: How The Obama Administration Became Earth's Largest Arms Dealer* With the O... more »

Why Is The Canadian Navy Deployed In The Black Sea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
HMCS Fredericton (Royal Canadian Navy) *Ottawa Citizen: **Canadian Navy finds “heavy” Russian presence in Black Sea – Who would have thought?* A couple of Defence Watch readers have pointed to a new Jane’s defence magazine article titled, “Canadian frigate encountered ‘heavy Russian presence’ in Black Sea.” Jane’s was quoting the captain of HMCS Fredericton: “During its Black Sea mission, Fredericton encountered “a heavy Russian presence”, Commander Trevor MacLean told IHS Jane’s via a phone interview from the ship,” the magazine noted. But one Defence Watch reader pointed this o... more »

This Polish Paratrooper Was Saved By Using His Reserve Parachute During A NATO Airdrop (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*The Aviationist*: *Check out this video of a paratrooper using reserve parachute to save his life during NATO airdrop* The paratrooper manages to open the reserve parachute shortly before hitting the ground. This video was filmed during the Anakonda-16 exercise in Poland. It shows a Polish paratrooper reacting to a problem with his parachute after a jump from 400-500 mt from a C-130 Hercules: the main chute fails and the Polish Army paratrooper has to deploy the reserve canopy that saves his life. The mishap occurred during an airdrop operation that involved U.S. paratroopers fr... more »

This Is How North Korea Would Fight a Nuclear War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Images obtained by Yonhap News Agency show what North Korea claimed was a ballistic missile being launched from underwater near Sinpo, on the northeast coast of North Korean. Experts believe the claim they were launched from a submarine may be suspect. Photograph: KCNA/EPA *38 North*: *Needle in a Haystack: How North Korea Could Fight a Nuclear War* Since its January 6 test of what was claimed to be a hydrogen bomb and a follow-up satellite launch on February 7, North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has received a considerable amount of attention. The United Nations Security Coun... more »

Outgoing U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff: Confident In The F-35, Disappointed In The KC-46 Delay, Restarting The F-22 Is A No-Go

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III *Defense News: **Welsh ‘Confident’ in F-35, ‘Disappointed’ in KC-46 Delay* WASHINGTON — Gen. Mark Welsh, the outgoing Air Force Chief of Staff, is confident the F-35A joint strike fighter will be declared operational before the end of the year, but remains “disappointed” that Boeing has been unable to develop the KC-46 tanker on time. In an exclusive interview with Defense News, Welsh also described the idea of new F-22 production as “cost prohibitive,” throwing water on the idea of a Raptor restart. During his tenure as chief of s... more »

Did U.S. Soldiers Steal In Iraq?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Politico*:* Trump: U.S. troops stole money in Iraq* Donald Trump rang in the Army’s 241st birthday in unusual fashion on Tuesday — by calling attention to theft of government funds by American soldiers in Iraq. “Iraq, crooked as hell. How about bringing baskets of money — millions and millions of dollars — and handing it out?,” Trump said at an evening rally. “I want to know who were the soldiers that had that job, because I think they’re living very well right now, whoever they may be.” Trump appeared to be referring to the many known instances in which members of the American ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Advancing Down Range

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Jordan] U.S. Marines advance down range during a training exercise in Al Quweyrah, Jordan, on May 24, 2016. Thank you to these Marines for serving our country overseas!

August 14: computer crash

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 20 hours ago
It happened on Sunday. So I'm just back to work late on Tuesday. So this may be a short blog. Luckily, there's nothing in the Irving press today or yesterday - but this caught my eye on page A1 of today's paper. "Vigil hounours Orlanda shooting victims". Apparently, hundreds of people turned out in Moncton for a candlelight vigil for those victims. I've also been following TV news which has been hypnotized by the killings. And there's something terribly wrong with all of this. First, the killer had just bought a semi-automatic combat rifle. That's what made it possible for him to k... more »

London's banned beach ready lady is neither unrealistic nor unhealthy

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*A libel lawsuit should be launched and starve the mayor* London's new mayor Sadiq Khan is said to be not so much a Pakistani Muslim but rather a social democrat. However, a new policy – thanks to Tony – raises some doubts about his true passions. He already banned bikini ads on the London subway and he's in the process of banning them at all public spaces in London. Maybe he will fight to ban them in the private spaces, too. A not so new coalition of the Islamic terrorists and fat feminists supports him. A decade ago, we saw how infuriated much of the Islamic world was when a ... more »

Orlando Shooting Reaction Has the Feel of Eternal Recurrence

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Obama shooting - 900] Friedrich Nietzsche, that great sage of despair, asked, “What if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it,... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Flags at the Washington Monument fly at half staff to honor those killed in last weekend's shootings at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, in Washington, DC, U.S. June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

This Ex-CIA Officer Says Hillary Clinton Is Partially To Blame On Why She Is Going To Prison

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Katie Engelhart and Jason Leopold, VICE News*:* Ex-CIA Officer Facing Imprisonment Says Hillary Clinton Is Partially to Blame* A former CIA counterterrorism officer who is set to be extradited to Italy where she faces a four-year prison sentence in connection with the rendition of a suspected terrorist that took place in Milan in 2003 said Hillary Clinton is partially to blame for her ordeal. Sabrina De Sousa, two-dozen other CIA officers, and an Air Force colonel were convicted in absentia in 2009 in Italy on kidnapping and other charges in connection with the abduction of Osama... more »

Is Russia's Air Force Falling Apart?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Russia's T-50. Wikimedia Commons *Business Insider*: *Russia's air force may be falling apart* On Thursday, Russia grounded it's entire fleet of Su-27s, believed to be more than 300 planes, after a jet from the Russian acrobatic team crashed and killed the pilot. The latest incident follows a string of deadly accidents which continues to underscore Russia's military maintenance and modernization woes. In March, Russia withdrew the majority of their best pilots from Syria even though they had "left some important military tasks unfinished," like encirclement of Aleppo, as Jeff Whit... more »

Kansas Education Board Votes Unanimously to Ignore Obama Transgender Order

MELISSA HELLMANN at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: A sign on a wall for "All Gender Restroom" with symbols for men, trans and women. LGBT issue.] TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas State Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to ignore a directive from President Obama’s administration that public schools allow transgender students to use restrooms matching their gender identity, and instead the board left... more »

Paul Ryan's Poverty

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
Paul Ryan knows exactly what Trump is and he is well and truly repulsed by him. Who in their right mind isn't? But Ryan endorsed him for president anyway-- even though he was soon publicly musing how he would be at great pains to explain that to his as yet unborn grandchildren. He found it much easier though, to explain it to his contemporaries. Hillary, for all her flaws, is less likely to sign off on the all important-- at least to him and Wall Street-- Ryan agenda than the policy anti-wonk he's now making common cause with. Yes, Trump would probably-- or not-- sign whatever hid... more »

BINGO! Orlando had drills going on at the time of the "mass murder"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*Scene from the Orlando “shooting,” one of many* * showing no evidence to support the story. Image: CNN* The Memory Hole blog is the first reporting there were "drills" going on at the time of the "mass murder" shooting in Orlando last Saturday Night. The evidence is scanty...but worth reporting: ".....G4S, the world’s largest security company by revenue, *has its US headquarters in Jupiter, Florida, *but operates in “more than 100 countries,” with “more than 50,000 employees in the United States.” G4S “has the international reach and resources to meet the security needs of the gl... more »

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