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June 17:Lots of news.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 50 minutes ago
But not in the Irving press. Here is the report on the "Russian mobilization for war" that the editors of the irving press figure we don't need to know. Read it carefully, especially the early parts. http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.725212 Note well---- 1. Russia is retooling its military "for a fight". Every country that can afford it is retooling its military for a fight. That's what militarys are supposed to do. The leadiing nation - by far - in retooling its military is the U.S. And it is spending more for it than all the rest of the world put together. It is also th... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
GALLERY: Powerful images from the service honoring 9 soldiers killed in flooding rollover https://t.co/Fg8zD184X0 pic.twitter.com/pt8giDFVd7 — Andrew deGrandpre (@adegrandpre) June 17, 2016

The FBI Has 400 Million Photos In Its Database That Are Available For Facial Recognition

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The FBI's facial recognition system stores criminal mugshots and citizen ID photos in the same database. (Photo: Electronic Frontier Foundation) *FOX News*: *FBI using 400 million photos for facial recognition* You may be right to be paranoid about government surveillance and tracking, because the FBI may not be playing by even its own rules. A report released Wednesday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that the FBI's facial-recognition systems have access to 411.9 million photos of individuals, far more than the 29.7 million previously disclosed. If you'... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) A Guardsman faints at Horseguards Parade for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London, Britain. June 11. © REUTERS/ DYLAN MARTINEZ

U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Warns Future Presidents That They Cannot Change The Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Rhodes (center) and Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, listening as President Obama spoke to reporters during an off-the-record discussion. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times *Washington Examiner:* *Rhodes warns next president against pulling out of Iran deal* Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser and key Iran deal proponent, advised President Obama's successor not to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Iran, saying it could trigger a war. Walking away from the agreement with Iran and six world powers runs "counter to the whole concept of how one initi... more »

Many NATO Countries Spend Less On Defense Than The New York City Police Department

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* With all of this spending .... why is it that I never feel safe in New York City? The above graphic is from *The Heritage Foundation.*

Jo Cox snuffed out to boost EU Remain campaign

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 3 hours ago
Jo Cox is dead. She was killed in Batley by a man who it is claimed is a neo-nazi. The motive? Why, because she was campaigning for the UK to remain trapped in the EU concentration camp! Seriously - we are supposed to believe that some lunatic nazi shot her dead because killing a puppet politician would change things in the UK! But would killing an MP have an impact upon public life? Well, if the intention was to paint pro-Freedom advocates as 'terrorists' and to make voting to leave the EU appear to be an act of condoning terrorism, then yes, there would be an impact. Any Free... more »

Noor Zahi Salman: Everything You're Hearing About Me Is a Lie

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*-by Sam Husseini* Virtually everything in the media about Noor Zahi Salman, Omar Mateen's wife, is from anonymous government sources. They lie in situations like this. Such anonymous sourcing helped facilitate the lies used to invade Iraq and countless other horrific policies. They're doubly dangerous during a panic, consider that after government anthrax killed people in 2001, Andrew Sullivan talked about using nuclear weapons. And the government has a lot of incentives to lie about this case. They failed to keep people safe. So, what to do? Blame the wife. Blame the Muslims. ... more »

US General: We Are Ready To Create a No-Fly Zone in Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*The US is ready to create a no fly zone in Syria* *Before we get to that news, let's think about:* *51 American diplomats push to openly strike Syria* BEIRUT—Dozens of State Department officials this week protested against U.S. policy in Syria, signing an internal document that calls for *targeted military strikes against the Damascus government and urging regime change as the only way to defeat Islamic State.* The *regime change agenda was NEVER off the table*- *It's never been off the table.* The* goal of balkanizing Syria has NEVER been off the table.* *Let's think about: **K... more »

Dinosaurs on Glorantha - Grokking Glorantha

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 4 hours ago
"*Inhabitants *Dwarves, dinosaurs, and humans are the main inhabitants of Slon." I was flipping through the pdf of *The Guide to Glorantha *while having lunch today and came across the above text. Which I found rather neat as I love dinosaurs and am a 30-year Glorantha newbie. Admittedly it's difficult to be a newbie for 30 years but I've somehow managed to do so. If my recollection is correct, I first encountered RuneQuest and Glorantha for the first time in 1986, receiving the Deluxe Boxed Set version of the 3rd edition of the game as a Christmas gift. I didn't know what to e... more »

Radiophobia continues to keep people from their homes - NOT Japan either!

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 4 hours ago
In the Marshall Islands.  Here's the money quote from the abstract of a paper on the continued "unsafety" of living on the former nuclear test site: Measurable excess radiation could be expected from the decay of 137Cs produced by the US nuclear testing program there from 1946 to 1958. These recordings are of relevance to safety of human habitation and resettlement...  and relatively high gamma

While The American People Have Been Distracted By This Latest False Flag "Shooting": 15 Facts About The Imploding US Economy That The Mainstream Media Does Not Want You To See

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 5 hours ago
It does appear that this latest "shooting" in Orlando, Florida, did indeed happen at this time as a means of distracting the American public's attention away from what should actually concern them the most, including: (a) The US government's failings in regards to the Middle East and their stupid want to directly intervene in peaceful nations including Syria (b) The US government's push for a new war against BOTH Russia and China, by their placement of forces in both eastern Europe and near the Chinese coast, and especially (c) The economic meltdown happening right now across Ameri... more »

The Continuing Disaster Called The F35 "Lightning II" Fighter Aircraft: Lougheed Martin Threatens Economic Harm To Canada For Refusing To Buy This Hunk Of Junk!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 5 hours ago
Back to normal news reporting.. Yes the Orlando fake shooting has indeed taken up so much time at this blog and there is indeed other news around the world to discuss.... For the longest time, I have been reporting here at this blog about the failings of the horrific Lougheed Martin F35 "fighter aircraft" that I have long labeled as a "flying lemon" ... In previous articles, I stated that when you squeezed this lemon, you would definitely get lemon juice for a good reason.. It is an unmitigated disaster and would be suicide for any pilot to actually fly into combat... Up here in Ca... more »

The Orlando False Flag Shooting: The Orlando Mass Casualty Psyops - Where We Are At Now!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 5 hours ago
I continue to read new and very startling reports about the Orlando "shooting" from June 12th that I find sometimes almost laughable... The more and more that anyone looks closely at this "event" the more they see a definite "psy-ops" and with the usage of very piss poor crisis actors a staged event where nobody died..... I am continuing my own expose on this "shooting", for I see this as basically the last straw for the American people, in that it will either be a mass awakening and a revolt against their criminal government, or the criminals will win and get the people to gullibly... more »

What Does China Exactly Spend On Its Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Photo: World Affairs Board *CSIS:* *What does China really spend on its military?* A country’s defense spending represents the most direct way of measuring its potential military capability. In terms of gauging relative military strength, the size of defense budgets can be compared between countries over a set period of time. These comparisons are particularly insightful when tracing regional trends in military spending and identifying critical political events that have accelerated defense allocations. Defense budgets also serve to identify the importance of a country’s armed forc... more »

Source of SOS Vacation Packages Remains a Mystery

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
The news that an unknown SOS patron was waiving fees and providing lodging at DC luxury hotels in July for lucky attendees came as a shock to those activists who are paying their way to go. After all, there is nothing on the SOS website to advertise the hugely discounted tickets. We have found out since posting the story last week that the "call before midnight tonight offer" came from Bob George's email address. George is the "organizer" who publicized the offer to at least one AFT office in Pennsylvania. We do not know if other AFT affiliates were in on the deal. Bob George h... more »

Orlando shooting analyzed on False Flag Weekly News!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 6 hours ago
Things got lively after Jim Fetzer came on...fortunately we're broadcasting from different locations and can't throw food at each other.

Why Iran Does Not Trust Russia On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Abbas Qaidaari, Al-Monitor*: *Why Iran still doesn’t trust Russia on Syria* TEHRAN, Iran — On June 10, Iran hosted the defense ministers of Russia and Syria at its own Defense Ministry. The stated aim was to exchange views and discuss the “war on terror.” This time, unlike previous such gatherings, it was Iran and not Russia that formed the political axis of the discussions. During the talks in Tehran, the three defense ministers confirmed their respective governments’ determination to “continue military operations until terrorism is rooted out,” especially in Syria. *Read more *.... more »

Driving Wasserman Schultz Out Of Power

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
It's a full decade since *DWT* started working to drive Debbie Wasserman Schultz out of the Democratic Party and to stymie her vile, self-serving and repulsive careerism at the expense of working families. We were all encouraged this cycle when Tim Canova jumped into a Democratic primary against her, her first experience with a primary. This one will take place August 30 and Blue America has been working tio help Canova raise the money it will take to dislodge her. (You can chip in here. If you can afford to, please do.) We were also encouraged on Tuesday evening to see Bernie call... more »

Are Nanoparticles Engineered into GM Foods Causing Cancer?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Thomas Prevenslik* - GM foods are being engineered with nanoparticles.

Economic News , Data & Views ..... June 17 , 2016 ....... Quicks Hits 1. Markets : Central Banks Impotence ; Commodities Surging vs Stocks ; Crude News De Jour ; Brexit Impacting Flows - 1.1 BN Pulled From UK Equity Funds In Past Week ; Additional Items Of Note. 2. Spanish Political Watch - General Election Poll Data. 3. Italy - Recent Polling. 4. UK Referendum News. 5. Greece Items De Jour.)

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 7 hours ago
Markets...... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 24s 24 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge File under "None of the CBers now what the heck is going on ..." fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Weekend Reading: The Fed Loses Control (And What Comes Next) http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-1 7/weekend-reading-fed-loses-control-and-what-comes-next … *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 27m 27 minutes ago Over the last 3 months, we've seen the strongest relative move in Commodities vs. Stocks in 8 years... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 6h ... more »

Tonight's Movie Is The 'Fighting Seabees' (1944)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago

Wild Magnetic Flux Changes - Heart and Blood Effects Possible.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
By American Kabuki Both Denice and I are noticing wild magnetic flux changes going on. Here its been often as high as 100 uTesla within minutes and then suddenly drops to 17 uTesla. Its also noticeable as to how much it varies by location, often as in little as a 1/4 mile from a prior point. Denice and her son witnessed a 200 uTelsa change today. We are the cusp of some major changes to our earth and our reality. I think this will not be a long lived phenomenon, but for the moment we are in white water ride energetics. Here at Casa Beverly, Bev, has been struggling with low b... more »

Gaia Portal: Stargates impend as Light streams coalesce

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
*Stargates impend as Light streams coalesce* by ÉirePort Stargates impend as Light streams coalesce. Perishables are released from Hue-man consciousness. Standards of Inner behavior present to all Gaia personnel. Flamboyants are noted, and removed. Prescient compliance is appreciated. ÉirePort | June 17, 2016 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-yU

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Kimberly Dozier and Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast:* *CIA Chief Warns ‘Formidable’ ISIS Plots More Paris, Orlando-Style Attacks* Nearly two years into the Obama administration’s war on ISIS, CIA Director John Brennan says the group’s ‘terrorism capability and global reach’ are undiminished. The CIA says the so-called Islamic State is undiminished by almost two years of war, and will step up terrorist attacks worldwide as it loses territory in Iraq and Syria. Calling ISIS a “formidable, resilient” enemy, CIA director John Brennan said the group will likely switch to guerrilla tactics... more »

Entire Russian Track and Field Team Banned from Rio Olympics

Nesha Starcevic & Stephen Wilson at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo Russian Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth policy Vitaly Mutko, left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and Olympic Village Mayor and Pole Vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva visit the Coastal Cluster Olympic Village ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Russian Sports Ministry said Friday, June 17, 2016 it is "extremely disappointed" that the IAAF has ruled to uphold its ban on the country's track and field athletes competing in international competitions, including the Olympics. (Pascal Le Segretain, Pool via A... more »

The System's Deep Crisis

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
In the first episode of ‘On Contact’, host Chris Hedges discusses the global revolt against corporate capitalism with radical intellectual and author Tariq Ali. Ali talks about how the world banking system got Greece and other European countries in trouble, and how big capital may be behind the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil joins the show with a report on global inequality.

Saturday Protest in Bath

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago

Demonizing Russia Non-Stop

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
As I was getting my breakfast this morning we had National Public Radio (NPR) - what we often call National Petroleum Radio - turned on. As usual they were doing their daily succession of Russia bashing. One story jumped out at me as an example of the ridiculous and idiotic 'journalism' we now get in this country. It was a story about how the Russian people never smiled - that is until McDonald's opened up in Moscow. They had on a Russian man who told the story that under the old Soviet Union people were ugly, snarly and unhappy. Then after the fall of the Soviet Union McDonal... more »

World News Briefs -- June 17, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Smoke and flame rise after what fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces said were U.S.-led air strikes on the mills of Manbij, where Islamic State militants are positioned, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria. REUTERS/Rodi Said *Reuters*: *Obama, despite dissent on Syria, not shifting toward strikes on Assad* The U.S. administration sought on Friday to contain fallout from a leaked internal memo critical of its Syria policy, but showed no sign it was willing to consider military strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces called for in the letter signed by dozens of U.S. di... more »

Just when you thought The Donald had set the standard for political craziness, Young Johnny McCranky opens his trap

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Young Johnny McCranky reminds us that when it comes to the political crazy, nobody can outdo him.* *by Ken* In a DailyKos post, "Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump's poll numbers take a huge dive," Georgia Logothetis brings together a broad range of sources sounding alarms about the stink bomb that is the Trump presidential campaign, including this from the *Washington Post*'s Eugene Robinson, from a column today called "The challenges in covering Trump's relentless assault on the truth": In 2016’s race to the bottom, Donald Trump is going to find out if you can become president ... more »

YYY me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
YYY did you V me YYY did you B me YYY| did you S me YYY did you L me YYY am I still poor God dont I hate you

SS Auschwitz Guard Convicted For Role In Mass Murder During Holocaust

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Former SS-Unterscharführer Reinhold Hanning has been sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the mass murder of at least 170,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland during the second world war. On Friday a court in Germany sentenced the 94-year-old to five years in prison in what is likely to be the last Holocaust trial in the country. RT reports: Germany’s District Court of Detmold handed down the sentence to Reinhold Hanning on Friday after a four-month trial which heard harrowing testimonies from victims. “The mass murders were carried out over two and ... more »

Andy Kaufman Banned NBC ABC Special

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago

Andy Kaufman - Midnight Special 1981

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago

Tony Clifton

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago

When Politics Becomes Reality TV

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 10 hours ago
Kevin O'Leary wants to lead the Conservative Party of Canada. But, before they hand him the keys to the kingdom, the Conservatives would do well to examine the fate of another star of reality television -- who is spontaneously combusting. Micheal Harris writes: Frothing-at-the-mouth populism is face-planting south of the border. The Donald is not only getting the big “F— you Donald Trump” from rocker Neil Young. He’s not only being told that he’s a fascist democracy-killer by the likes of Johnny Depp — in effect, according to the actor, the “last” president of the United States Am... more »

BUMPED TO THE TOP: UK "REMAIN" Parliamentarian assassination compared with 1984 shooting

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*London PC Yvonne Fletcher died in 1984* *BUMPED TO THE TOP WITH UPDATE COMPARING the Jo Cox "Remain" assassination with THIS INCIDENT:* Shooting of London Policewoman Yvonne Fletcher - as reported by Joe Vialls HISTORICAL FALSE FLAG - REPORTED BY THE LATE, GREAT JOE VIALLS I am going to repost this piece that I did yesterday, moments after reading about the assassination of the British MP Jo Cox. Immediately, Red Flags went up over this shooting. I felt a bit foolish posting so soon after reading about the killing...like almost immediately...but, sure enough...within a half hour ...more »

Russia Warns The U.S. To Not Target Syrian Government Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Russia warns US against targeting Syria's Assad* Russia is warning the United States against targeting Syrian President Bashar Assad after a report that U.S. diplomats are urging the Obama administration to do just that. Toppling Assad "wouldn't help a successful fight against terrorism and could plunge the region into total chaos," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday, according to The Associated Press. Russia is one of Assad’s few international backers and has been conducting airstrikes against rebels in Syria since September. Late Thursday, The New York Times... more »

Argentine Glyphosite Hell

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
A four fold increase is a disaster. That it is linked directly to the surge in the use of roundup makes it coldly obvious. Counter claims are rubbish. I could hardly ask for a better field test of the suspected linkage already generally obvious for years. I have met through my wife's family several lifetime farmers out on the Saskatchewan prairies. Virtually all of them succumbed to rare and unusual cancers. That is also obviously impossible. The one who did not likely survived because he stressed his liver with a bottle of whiskey every day. As i have posted before, I susp... more »

Chattanooga Thunder Birds

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
I do not know the exact numbers, but we surely have collected a couple of dozen plausible Thunderbird sightings on this blog. that is plenty enough to understand that this is probably real enough. Long ago i worked out its likely life way and all reports nicely conform. I am largely satisfied this creature actually exists and that it is simply misidentified during daylight hours. Without a reference we will not recognize size at a distance and the mind will then see what it wants to see. The best airborne sighting had a small fixed wing flying in front which clearly establish... more »

DNA from Ancient Phoenician Stuns Scientists

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
As should be obvious from my work, seamanship was dominated through the European Bronze Age by Atlanteans who were surely closely affiliated with Iberian populations at the least. Thus it is a matter of collecting evidence to support all that. In short though, all these port cities were founded by the Atlanteans or whatever peoples took up sea trade. Calling them Sea Peoples is quite correctWhere we fail ourselves is understanding that we had a fifteen hundred year global history of trade and growth of all these related peoples all dominated by European populations ending in 11... more »

Aspartame is a Hidden Schedule II Narcotic

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
The reason that we can say this is because it does break down in the body to produce methanol. That happens to be also used for antifreeze and has killed many when ingested as a substitute for ethyl alcohol. It just happens to be toxic and caused many cases of blindness and death. Obviously if you cannot stop yourself from drinking too much alcohol in the first place, you are a patsy for methanol. Fortunately the level is low for a given drink. But who stops there when it becomes a habit. The correct take home is to ditch all forms of sweetened beverages and be done with it. I... more »

Cheney, Rothschild, Murdoch & Co. Start Drilling for Oil in Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Afek oil and gas are hoping to soon find out what goodies lie beneath the occupied part of Syria known as the Golan Heights and violate international law in the process. In May, having finished the flow testing phase, they announced the beginning of the analysis phase for the Ness-2 drilling site The task is to identify the contents of the ground wells and what products might come from it, a task Afek said will be carried out by their own scientists as well as “external international experts.” At the end of 2015 Afek announced that it had found considerable reserves of oil under th... more »

Unity or Mutiny?

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 10 hours ago
It was better than I'd meagerly hoped: Bernie Sanders is bloodied but not bowed, vowing in an address to his supporters last night that the revolution will continue. His first order of business: work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump. That's a no-brainer. Despite the predictions of the establishment press, the percentage of Bernie supporters defecting to Donald Trump will be minimal. The guy is that grotesque and dangerous. Second order of business: reform the corrupt Democratic Party from within, by insisting that all Bernie's proposals make it into the "plank." This is... more »

Water Calculas

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
The answer is dry.

Low Life Breeders in high places

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
When humanity confonts the hypocracy of Sharia law it sends all religions a death sentance because no one religion is a exempt from attempting to breed itself to power

Omar Mateen Once Threatened to Kill Classmates Because Pork Touched His Hamburger

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: This undated image provided by the Orlando Police Department shows Omar Mateen, the shooting suspect at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016. The gunman opened fire inside the crowded gay nightclub early Sunday before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said.] Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen once threatened to massacre his classmates at a barbecue in the spring of 2007 after a piece of pork touched his hamburger. The barbecue was put on by an academy designed to instruct future hopeful corrections... more »

Spooked Gun Store Owner Called FBI on Orlando Shooter a Month Ago

Elena Weissmann at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Lotus Gunworks owner - 900] A Florida gun store owner said Thursday that he had contacted the FBI about a month ago after Omar Mateen had attempted to purchase a large amount of ammunition and body armor from his store. Robert Abell, who owns Lotus... more »

U.S. Secretary Of State Kerry Tells Russia That U.S. Patience On Syria Is 'Very Limited'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Kerry tells Russia US patience on Syria 'very limited'* Top US diplomat warns Syria and its ally Russia to respect "frayed" ceasefire as death toll mounts amid fresh fighting. John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has warned the Syrian regime and its main military backer Russia to respect "frayed" ceasefire and said that its "patience was not infinite" amid mounting death toll. "Russia needs to understand that our patience is not infinite. In fact it is very limited with whether or not [Bashar] al-Assad is going to be held accountable," Kerry said on Wednesday afte... more »

Russia Bombs U.S. Backed Rebels In Syria Ignoring U.S. Requests To Not Do It

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A still image taken from video footage, released by Russia's Defence Ministry on November 19, 2015, shows a Russian military jet taking off at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. REUTERS/MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *FOX News*: *Russian jets bomb US-backed Syrian rebels after US told Russia to stop* The Russian Air Force bombed U.S.-trained rebels in southern Syria not once, but twice Thursday, and the second wave of attacks came after the U.S. military called Russia on an emergency hotline to demand that it stop, a defense official with knowledge of the...more »

Russian President Putin Is Still Praising Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*TASS:* *Putin hails Trump’s declared readiness to mend relations with Russia* According to the president Russia is ready to "do business with any US president" ST. PETERSBURG, June 17. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes Donald Trump’s declared readiness to mend relations with Russia. "What I’ve certainly paid attention to and welcomed is Mr. Trump’s statement he is prepared for the full format restoration of Russian-US relations. Is there anything bad about that? We welcome this," Putin said at the full-scale meeting of the St. Petersburg International Economic F... more »

Russian President Putin: 'U.S. Is The Only Superpower Today'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*TASS:* *Putin admits US is the only superpower today* The Russian president admitted the world needs such a powerful country as the United States but Moscow does not want Washington to meddle in domestic affairs ST.PETERSBURG, June 17. /TASS/. The world needs such a powerful country as the United States but Moscow does not want Washington to meddle in domestic affairs and prevent the European Union to build relations with Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. "The world needs such a powerful country as... more »

Declassified CIA Files Pertaining To Enhanced Interrogations Have Been Released

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Guardian: **Declassified CIA file: detainee would probably have cooperated before torture* Medical personnel involved in the agency’s first waterboarding effort raised doubts about need for method, in contrast with longstanding CIA claims Medical personnel who aided in the CIA’s first simulated drowning found that the detainee who endured it was probably willing to cooperate before his torture. They even mocked agency defenses of waterboarding as “creative but circular”, according to an extraordinary declassified document. In an assessment devastating years of CIA and allied... more »

Why Is The U.S. War Policy Against The Islamic State In Disarray?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L) meets with Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (R) at the first ever gathering of the defense ministers of the Global Coalition Against ISIL/Daesh at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 11, 2016. REUTERS/VIRGINIA MAYO/POOL *Patrick Cockburn, The Independent:* *Confused about the US response to Isis in Syria? Look to the CIA's relationship with Saudi Arabia* *In the 20 years between 1996 and 2016, the CIA and British security and foreign policy agencies have consistently given priority to maintaining their partne... more »

EPA's Proposed New Protective Action Guidelines for Drinking Water (Post II): Radiation Risks Described by Japanese Physicist

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
In pursuing research on radiation risks, I found this excellent article published in the Asia-Pacific Journal that I had somehow missed previously. I strongly recommend reading it: Sawada Shoji. 2013. Scientists and Research on the Effects of Radiation Exposure: From Hiroshima to Fukushima. The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 23, No. 2. June 10, 2013. Professor Emeritus Sawada Shoji is a physicist at Nagoya University. In 1999 he co-authored The Truth about Radiation Damage from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Blasts (Kyodo Kenkyu Hiroshima Nagasaki Genbaku Higai No Jisso), publi...more »

Newly Found Blood Vials Allow for Funeral Mass For Fire Chief Killed in 9/11

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: playing horn2 - 900] JAMES, N.Y. (AP) -- Nearly 15 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, a funeral has been held for a New York City fire chief who died in the World Trade Center collapse. The remains of Safety Battalion Chief Lawrence Stack were... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
According to the Book of Enoch, before The Flood, Antedelluvian Man was taught the "art" of wearing Kohl, or eyeliner by the 200 Fallen Angels of the Chief of Tens.It was considered as important an art as the working of metal to form armour and edge weapons. Why was Camille kissing Valentino in her dream? Because Valentino was The Sheikh - he wore Kohl, which granted him divine and magickal powers. Aka, *"That Bela Lugosi Look".* *Six o'clock alreadyI was just in the middle of a dreamI was kissin' ValentinoBy a crystal blue Italian stream* But I can't be late 'Cause then I g... more »

‪Mark Steyn - Islamic revolution in Europe is Unavoidable ‏

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago

JAMA authors retract (and replace) paper about moves and kids’ mental health

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
JAMA authors have retracted — and replaced — a 2014 paper about the mental health effects of household moves on kids, after they found errors while completing an additional analysis. The original paper concluded that in “families who moved out of high-poverty neighborhoods, boys experienced an increase and girls a decrease in rates of depression and conduct […] The post JAMA authors retract (and replace) paper about moves and kids’ mental health appeared first on Retraction Watch.

My Near-Abortion Experience: A Story of Forgiveness, Hope and the Love of the Father

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Pregnancy Test Anxiety Worry - 900] I always thought I was solidly pro-life until I found myself pregnant as a 40-year-old recent divorcee with two preteen sons. I learned that it is during times of hardship and weakness Satan comes at us full-force. Sometimes it's in...more »

One Year Later, Remembering Those Lost in the Charleston Church Shooting

Bruce Smith at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley holds a photo of Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney as she speaks during a memorial service in Charleston, S.C., Friday, June 17, 2016, on the anniversary of last year's deadly shooting in which nine people, including Pinckney, were killed during a Bible study at the Mother Emanuel AME Church. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)] CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina’s governor somberly held up programs from the funerals of the victims of the Charleston church shootings, saying Friday during a memorial service that the faith of those victims showed how to heal... more »

Red White and Blue Mantel

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 13 hours ago
The 4th of July is my absolute favorite holiday. I love the BBQs and spending time together. The fireworks, the red, white and blue, I love it all. I put together this mantel celebrating my favorite holiday and I am absolutely in love with it. I took several variations to get it to this, but I am very happy with it. The paper fans came two in a pack at my local dollar store. I bought two packs and hung them with string from the old window I like to use in a lot of my mantels. The blue lanterns are from the dollar spot at Target. I put battery operated candles in them but hones... more »

Paul Tough: Directing Attention Away from "No Excuses" Pt. 1

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
--> *Helping Children Succeed** was reported and written with the generous support of five philanthropic organizations: the CityBridge Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Bainum Family Foundation, and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.* –Paul Tough Paul Tough has written a new book that aspires to put into action a host of bad ideas that Tough advocated in his 2012 book, *How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character*. In that book, Tough outlined the eugenics-inspired elitist dream to use schooling to alter poor children’s brai... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
*"I was your goat."* *- Charles Manson* It's goats that get sacrificed. The reason Jesus said "*I am the lamb*" as well as "*I am the Son of Man"* was because due to the procession of the Equinoxes, The World in 33AD had just left the *Age of Ares.* The Ram was sacred to the Hebrew-Israelites, that's why they made of it a burnt offering at the Temple of Solomon - *"I am The Lamb" *means "*I am the new ram."*, *"I am the new sacrament"*. And entering the Age of Pieces, had he said *"I am the fish"*, that would have just been completely loony. *Hmm. U want 2 Ram with me...?* ... more »

Pith and Substance

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
In Canadian constitutional law the division of jurisdictions is based on legislative power being exercised within limited heads of power - for example property and civil rights. But to determine where legislation properly falls the court must consider the pith and substance of the legislation. The Supreme Court rules in Rogers Communications Inc. *v.*Châteauguay (City) 2016 SCC 23 as follows: [36] In analyzing the pith and substance of the notice of a reserve, the Court must consider both its purpose and its effects: *Goodwin*, at para. 21; *Quebec (Attor... more »

The U.S. Is Not Screening Or Interrogating Captured Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
US special operations forces are helping local Syrian militias in the fight against 'Islamic State' militants *Daily Caller:* *US Forces Are Not Screening, Interrogating Captured ISIS Fighters In Iraq* *Iraqi forces are taking the lead on interrogations of captured ISIS forces, while U.S. troops are not directly involved, according to the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).* While U.S. forces are familiar with the Iraqi government’s screening of captured ISIS fighters, U.S. Army Col. Chris Garver said it is not a role the coalition is directly involved with during a pr... more »

The Battle For Fallujah -- News Updates June 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iraqi forces take Falluja government building from Islamic State: state TV* Iraqi forces on Friday entered the center of Falluja, the Iraqi city longest held by Islamic State, nearly four weeks after the start of a U.S.-backed offensive that cleared out the tens of thousands of residents still there. Government troops, supported by multiple air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition, recaptured the municipal building, though the ultra-hardline militants still controlled a significant portion of Falluja, an hour's drive west of Baghdad, and many streets and houses remain mi... more »

North Korea Is Predicting War In August

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© REUTERS/ KCNA *Sputnik:* *North Korea Predicts War in August, Says US Planning a Preemptive Strike* The country’s foreign ministry released a statement accusing the United States of planning preemptive airstrikes and vowing to treat such an assault as an act of war. On Thursday, a spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry accused the Obama administration of planning airstrikes to destroy the country’s nuclear facilities in a "blatant war of aggression." Pyongyang’s state-controlled KCNA news agency claims the spokesman has evidence that Washington is openly considering a bom... more »

World News Briefs -- June 17, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Second flight recorder retrieved from crashed EgyptAir flight* A second flight recorder has been retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804, containing data from aircraft systems which could shed light on what brought the plane down last month, Egyptian investigators said on Friday. An Egyptian committee investigating the crash in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, which killed all 66 people on board, announced the find a day after search teams located the cockpit voice recorder. The two black box recorders are crucial to explaining what went wrong on the Airbus A32... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
British paratroopers jumped from a C-130 Hercules plane during an alliance training exercise near Torun, Poland, this month. Credit Kacper Pempel/Reuters *New York Times*:* Shifting Attention to Mediterranean, NATO Fights Internal Dissent* BRUSSELS — NATO is discussing how to step up its response to the European migrant crisis by expanding its presence in the Mediterranean region, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this week. But the proposals, discussed during a meeting of the alliance’s defense ministers, are being questioned by Turkey, which says that limited resources wo... more »

Author Eric Metaxas Asks If American Democracy Will Survive

John Zmirak at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Metaxas] Stream contributor Eric Metaxas has a provocative new book out this week, If You Can Keep It, which explores the forgotten connections between faith-based virtues and the survival of freedom in America. Are Americans virtuous enough to keep up a free society?... more »

Fracking is Coming to Britain, Over the Screaming Objections of Greens

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Fracking Protesters in London - 900] British environmentalists are panicking this week as hydraulic fracturing companies prepare to start fracking in the middle of the country. Environmental groups Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth claim to have gathered more than 186,000 signatures on a petition citing the alleged... more »

8 Year Anniversary Of Musings On Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
I got interested in Iraq completely by chance. On 9/11 I was watching TV when former CIA chief James Woolsey got interviewed on TV and said that the U.S. needed to attack Iraq even if it wasn’t involved in the assaults on New York City and Washington D.C. I thought that was an odd comment since everyone had already seemed to agree that Al Qaeda was responsible. As 2001 turned into 2002 there were more and more calls for the U.S. to invade Iraq and that got me interested in why people in Washington were pushing this idea. I was an early opponent of the war believing that Iraq was th... more »

MUHAMMAD ALI AND WHO GETS TO BE US: The elevated and the depressing!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016Conclusion—"I want to see the loser:"* We loved last Friday's memorial service for Muhammad Ali. We saw some of the most elevated speeches we've seen in a very long time—speeches about the desire to let everyone be us. We also saw some humorous speeches which advanced similar ideals. One was delivered by Billy Crystal, a comedian who breaks the rules of his guild 1) by routinely being funny and 2) by being appropriate. Crystal was funny this day, as he typically is. He also described the ideals which were brilliantly articulated by Attalah Shabazz, by Natas... more »

Researcher suing PubPeer commenters earns 5 retractions following investigation

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
An investigation at Wayne State University has prompted five retractions for a scientist who is suing PubPeer commenters after they criticized his work on the site. The investigation into Fazlul Sarkar and his co-authors found that the papers contain images that were “inappropriately manipulated” or “inappropriately re-used and re-labeled.” All five retraction notices are from the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. […] The post Researcher suing PubPeer commenters earns 5 retractions following investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

National Grid ‘should be broken up’

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36557065 Quite a few outlets have picked this up today. From the BBC: The UK’s energy system needs major reform, with the National Grid replaced by a US-style independent operator, a committee of MPs has said. National Grid, which owns and operates the UK’s gas and electricity networks, faces […]

Obama Poised to Leave Office With the Taliban More Powerful Than He Found It

Russ Read at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Afghan security forces - 900] With the U.S. set to cut its forces in Afghanistan by nearly half by the end of the year, and an expectation for a violent Taliban fighting season ahead, President Obama is set to leave office with the Taliban the... more »

House GOP Wants to Rebalance Power in Branches of Government

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan2 - 900] The House GOP task force on the Constitution unveiled its blueprint to restore the power of the purse and regain the authority they feel Congress has lost to the judiciary and executive branches Thursday. The architects of the plan said they would... more »

The Unsuppresible Truth About Medicinal Cannabidiol (CBD)

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - The cat's out of the bag with this cure-all medicine.

Financial Giants Funding The Production Of Cluster Bombs

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The Bank of America, JP Morgan and many other global financial institutions have been funding the production of cluster bombs. The banned munitions are responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians in Yemen. Sputnik news reports: A new report by Dutch organization PAX, titled “Stop Explosive Investments” has accused over 150 financial institutions of helping to fund the development of cluster munitions. Financial giants such as JP Morgan and Bank of America have been ploughing money into companies that develop cluster munitions, the report says. Cluster munitions have been wid... more »

Don’t Let Conventional Wisdom Kill Again

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
*Grief at an Orlando vigil. Caleb McGrew, right, wipes tears as he stands with his partner Yosniel Delgado Giniebra, center, during a vigil in Miami Beach, Fla. Lynne Sladky / AP Photo (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* The Orlando killing is uniquely at the intersection of gun violence, anti-gay violence and anti-immigrant violence (it was Latin night at the club, and 90% of the victims were Hispanic). Long-time writer and DC activist Joe Sudbay is also uniquely at that intersection, as you'll read. Sudbay has a long professional history of working with the Brady camp... more »

Trump Has His For-Profit University Scandal — The Clintons Have Theirs

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Bill Clinton Laureate and Trump U - 900] The mainstream media has been obsessed with the Trump University story. It has mostly ignored another for-profit university scandal, this one involving Bill and Hillary Clinton. Bloomberg broke the story ten months ago, and yet the mainstream media has been notably silent about Bill and... more »

What's wrong with the economy?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 15 hours ago
Click here to read my column in Sunday's *NY Times*.

Gun Shop Reported ‘Suspicious’ Orlando Shooter To FBI Weeks Ago

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, who massacred 49 people at Pulse nightclub on Sunday, was reported to the FBI weeks before the rampage after acting suspiciously at a gun store. Mateen tried purchasing body armour and 1,000 rounds of ammunition five weeks before the attack according to the manager of a gun store in Florida. The Telegraph reports: Robert Abell, co-owner of Lotus Gunworks in Jensen Beach, said Mateen left empty-handed and that the shop alerted the FBI, but since no sale was made, the shop did not check the man’s ID and had no name to give the authorities. “Our intuition wa...more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*The King is gone, but he's not forgotten,* *this is the story of a Johnny Rotton...* *Get thee to a nunnery.* *King. * *" Our Sonne shall win."* *Qu. * *"He's fat, and scant of breath.* *Heere's a Napkin, rub thy browes,* *The Queene Carowses to thy fortune, Hamlet."* *The tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke.* There's a blackbird perched outside my window I hear him calling I hear him sing He burns me with his eyes of gold to embers He sees all my sins He reads my soul One day that bird he spoke to me Like Martin Luther, Like Pericles : *"Come join the murder* *Come fly ... more »

U.S. Navy Destroyer Will Stay In Black Sea Despite Russian Warning

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The United States is to maintain a maritime presence in the Black Sea to enhance security and deter Russian aggression, according to the U.S. Navy Secretary. The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter entered the Black Sea this month despite warnings by Russia that it would undermine regional security. Time reports: Speaking to Reuters, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says it is the U.S. Navy’s role to deter aggression and keep sea lanes open in the Black Sea basin, which bounded by Russia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and Turkey. “We’re going to be there,” Mabus told Reuters of the Bl... more »

More Than 50 U.S. Diplomats Demand That Obama Strike Syria

Russ Read at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad listens to a question during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016. / AFP / JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)] More than 50 U.S. diplomats signed a dissent memo demanding the Obama administration take military action against the Assad regime in Syria, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal report. In the memo obtained by The New York Times,... more »

Fox News Reporter Shows Viewers Her Underwear By Accident

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A Fox news presenter accidentally flashed her knickers live on air while reporting on the upcoming Rio Olympics. Leggy Alina Moine accidentally caught her dress by her fingernails and exposed her underwear to thousands of viewers. Undeterred, she carried on conducting her job with co-host Maxi Palma from Argentina in a professional manner. The Daily Star reports: Wearing a flimsy black dress the presenter was talking passionately when she moved her hand upwards – taking with it the hem of her dress. Revealing her long, tanned legs – and skin-coloured underwear – the 36-year-old see...more »

More than $100M worth of research may be tainted by govt lab misconduct

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Misconduct by a chemist at a Colorado lab run by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has potentially affected 24 research and assessment projects, supported by $108 million in federal funding, government officials have disclosed. According to a June 15 statement from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which oversees […] The post More than $100M worth of research may be tainted by govt lab misconduct appeared first on Retraction Watch.

It's Miller Time

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago

Report: French Forces Building Military Bases In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Western Special Forces and ground troops are in Syria under the guise of advising and supporting “moderate”rebel groups. What is behind the deployment is part of a bigger strategy by the west to divide up the country for the manipulation of resources and profit and re-draw the map of the region. But first, regime change is needed and officials from the US State department have now called for strikes against the legitimate Syrian government. The use of proxy forces to destroy the secular government of Syria is starting to give way to stealth methods….and the forces needed have taken ... more »

France Honors Police Couple Killed by Islamic Radical in Their Home

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Police officers carry the coffin of one of the two police officials killed by an extremist claiming allegiance to IS, during a ceremony Friday, June 17, 2016 in Versailles, near Paris. Police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his companion, police administrator Jessica Schneider were stabbed Monday by attacker Larossi Abballa, who was killed in a police raid.] VERSAILLES, France (AP) -- In a somber ceremony, France paid homage on Friday to two police officials knifed to death this week in their home by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group. President Francoi... more »

Court Convicts Auschwitz Guard, 94, of Accessory to Murder

DAVID RISING at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: SS guard - 90] DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served as a guard at Auschwitz has been found guilty of more than 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for helping kill 1.1 million Jews and others at the Nazi... more »

Is Now The Time For The U.S. To Scale Back It's Many Alliances Around The World?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) Reddit *Ted Galen Carpenter, National Interest*: *It's Time to Prune America's Overgrown Alliance Network* Since the end of World War II, U.S. officials have spurned George Washington’s advice that the republic should avoid permanent alliances. To wage the Cold War against the Soviet Union, the United States forged alliances with various nations around the world. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would be Washington’s first such venture outside its traditional sphere of influence in the Western Hemisphere, but it was far from the last. Key b... more »

Bulgarian Prime Minister: 'I Do Not Need A War In The Black Sea'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*MO4CH News*:* ‘I don’t need war’: Bulgaria rules out joining NATO flotilla in Black Sea* Bulgaria’s prime minister ruled out participation in plans to form a united NATO Black Sea naval task force to counter the Russian Navy in the region. The president of Romania said the initiative is about joint drills, not maintaining a separate fleet. “I always say that I want the Black Sea to see sailboats, yachts, large boats with tourists and not become an arena of military action … I do not need a war in the Black Sea,” Reuters cited Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boiko Borisov as saying at ... more »

U.S. Navy Will Stay In The Black Sea Despite Russian Warnings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea in Istanbul, Turkey, June 6, 2016. REUTERS/MURAD SEZER *Reuters:* *U.S. says it will stay in Black Sea despite Russian warning* The United States will maintain its presence in the Black Sea despite a Russian warning that a U.S. destroyer patrolling there undermined regional security, the U.S. Navy Secretary said. The USS Porter entered the Black Sea this month, drawing heavy criticism from Moscow. Turkey and Romania are expected to push for a bigger NATO presence in the Black Sea ... more »

Russia Warns NATO To Not Build Up Their Naval Forces In The Black Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russia warns NATO not to build up naval forces in Black Sea* MOSCOW, June 15 (Reuters) - A senior Russian diplomat on Wednesday warned NATO not to build up its naval forces in the Black Sea, saying such a move would undermine regional security and Moscow's already frayed ties with the alliance. Russian state media reported earlier this month that the USS Porter, a U.S. naval destroyer, had entered the Black Sea on a routine deployment, a move it said raised hackles in Moscow because it had recently been fitted with a new missile system. Under the Montreux Convention, ... more »

U.S. State Department Officials In Revolt Against The White House. Urging U.S. Military Action Against Assad Regime

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times*:* 51 US Diplomats Urge Strikes Against Assad in Syria* WASHINGTON — More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of the Obama administration’s policy in Syria, urging the United States to carry out military strikes against the government of President Bashar al-Assad to stop its persistent violations of a cease-fire in the country’s five-year-old civil war. The memo, a draft of which was provided to The New York Times by a State Department official, says American policy has been “overwhelmed” by the unrelenting violence in S...more »

It's Friday...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*what's going on.* I don't know, and don't exactly care. People in the southwest are going to *fry for the next few days*. Stay inside and drink lots of water. Trump will be in *Houston, Las Vegas, and Phoenix* to enjoy the heat. When will people learn to not put sensitive stuff on a computer that can be hacked? *Hacked DNC Documents Were Attack Plans onTrump* Department of Homeland Security, that august group of know-nothings, will now be in charge of our guns, or something. *Department of Homeland Security Will Moderate Our 2nd Amendment * Listen up everyone - if Hillary beco... more »

Brazil Has Now Refused All Imports of U.S. Grown GMO Crops

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - The global movement to reject GMO's has taken hold in Brazil.

C.S. Lewis: In Torturing Yourself About the Fate of the World, Don’t Forget Your Neighbor

Jim Tonkowich at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: World in Hands Love Care Change the World - 900] The terrorist shootings in Orlando and the gleeful praise with which ISIS is proclaiming Omar Mateen a great martyr make it clear as never before -- at least in my lifetime -- that we live in an unstable and increasingly...more »

The Great Firewall of China Gets Even Stronger

Jessica Liang & Olivia Enos at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Wall of China - 900] The Chinese government is tightening its control over free speech in China. Once sheepish in the face of censorship accusations, China is now touting its "internet sovereignty" as something to be admired and adopted. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection,... more »

John McCain Admits To Communication With ISIS Consistently – Video

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
In the following video you will hear John McCain admit to funding and supporting terrorists The Republican Senator has been photographed with ISIS terrorists and on the video admits to being in constant communication with the group. Youtube video by grindall61

Internet trolling paper published email without consent; retraction sparked lawsuit threat

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
When a paper was retracted earlier this year with an opaque notice, we set out to figure out why. We’re still not entirely clear of the reason, but we’ve uncovered one aspect of the paper that raised objections from another researcher: The paper, on internet trolling, included an email he sent without his permission. The retraction […] The post Internet trolling paper published email without consent; retraction sparked lawsuit threat appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Holiday Riding in Hsinchu and Miaoli

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
[image: DSC02139] Been super busy, so still catching up on a wild week... But last week Drew and I went up to visit Shangtianhu, but never made it. Instead, we rode out to the Zhangxueliang house. Our ride began, as many have, with a quick run up to the Hsinchu HSR in Zhubei. The mountains east of Hsinchu are actually quite accessible from that HSR. Click on READ MORE.... We headed east on the 120, ducked over to the 123 heading south, then found the Hsinchu 37. [image: DSC02144] Drew resolute in front of Taiwan' s many interesting bridges. [image: DSC02147] The first sign basicall... more »

John McCain Implies Obama Is Muslim Terrorist

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Republican Senator John McCain has joined Donald Trump in making seditious statements about President Obama. He suggested that Barack Obama was somehow the mastermind behind the Orlando terror attack. Sputnik reports: The reigning US Senate war hawk flew into controversy on Thursday after accusing President Barack Obama of being “directly responsible” for the terror attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. John McCain has gone full Donald Trump on us. That he said Obama is “directly responsible” for Orlando is utterly disgusting & dangerous. — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) Jun... more »

Will Erdogan's University diploma be another Barack Hussein Obama birth certificate?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
This fascinating article has come to my attention - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/06/turkey-controversy-erdogan-university-diploma.html Read it all and have a think. Here's an extract: 'There are very valid reasons to suspect the document's authenticity, as the copy indicates that Erdogan graduated from the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences of Marmara University in 1981. At the bottom of the diploma, two signatures can be seen clearly: those of the university president and the dean of faculty. That is very problematic, indeed. First of all, there ... more »

Conservatives Battle Virginia Governor’s Order to Allow Ex-Felons to Vote

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe] On multiple fronts, conservatives are challenging Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order to restore voting rights to ex-felons who have completed their prison sentences. This week, Judicial Watch, the conservative advocacy group, filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of... more »

Socialists Then and Now Agree: The Traditional Family is the Enemy of Socialism

Paul Kengor at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Traditional Family is Unacceptable - 900] Last week I looked at the history of the original socialists and at what Pope Francis aptly termed their "ideological colonization" of the family and marriage, work that started in the 19th century with the likes of Robert Owen, Karl Marx... more »

Government Spends Half a Million on ‘Culturally-Appropriate’ Food Stamps for Refugees

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Food Stamps Sign, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Welfare] Refugees receiving food subsidies will get "culturally appropriate fruits and vegetables," thanks to grants from the federal government. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating $564,231 to an aid group that helps refugees sign-up for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The... more »

A good question for many Remain campaigners

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
'One more question – tougher one for you to answer honestly, this, I suspect: do you genuinely, sincerely believe that Thomas Mair, the suspected gunman who killed Jo Cox is representative of the 50 percent or more of British people who believe that our country would be a better, freer, more prosperous, secure and democratically accountable place outside the EU?' More here http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/06/17/project-mourn-remains-dirty-politicking-has-hit-an-all-time-low/

My Way and The Great Work

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
*"The next time I heard it, it was ‘My Way’ by Frank Sinatra… I was really pissed off. I thought that should’ve been my song. So I thought, ‘I’ll write my own version.'”* *David Bowie*

Iraqi Forces Retake Government Compund From ISIS In Fallujah

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Iraqi forces have entered the centre of Fallujah and recaptured the government headquarters from ISIS According to State television reports, the Iraqi flag has now been raised over the mayor’s compound. The government lost control of Fallujah in 2014, months before ISIS took the city Mosul and swept across large parts of the country. The area had been rigged with explosive devises which Iraqi engineers are now clearing. RT reports: “The counter-terrorism service and the rapid response forces have retaken the government compound in the center of Fallujah,” AFP cited Lieutenant Genera... more »

Trump Is Losing Support

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
Responding to a question from a reporter Wednesday, Maryland's Republican Governor Larry Hogan said he doesn't plan to vote for Trump. The next day GOP Senator Mark Kirk said that Trump is "too bigoted and racist" for Illinois. Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake went on the radio in Phoenix and called Trump's comments after the Orlando tragedy "beyond the pale" and "disgusting." Ohio Gov. John Kasich sure sounds like he's not able to vote for Trump. I get the feeling an awful lot of Republican elites won't do it in the end, even if they're still too shy about saying so publicly... more »

Apparently 'Socialism doesn't work' - No Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
'University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Professor Jack Stauder says his political and ideological conversion away from socialism and Marxism occurred when he actually witnessed these systems in action. After traveling to more than 110 countries to pursue various forms of research, notably cultural anthropology, Stauder described his conversion from Marxism as a process of disillusionment. "I gradually became disenchanted with Marxism by visiting many of the countries that had tried to shape their societies to conform to its doctrines. I was disillusioned by the realities I saw in …... more »

Congress Stalemated on Guns Despite Shooting, Filibuster

ERICA WERNER at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Sen. Chris Murphy] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The slaughter in Florida and an attention-grabbing filibuster in the Senate did little to break the election-year stalemate in Congress over guns Thursday, with both sides unwilling to budge and Republicans standing firm against any new legislation... more »

The Earth Has a Second Moon? NASA Says Yes.

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Blue Moon - 900] National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronomers announced Wednesday they discovered a small asteroid in orbit around Earth, acting as the planet's second moon. The newly discovered asteroid, dubbed 2016 HO3, orbits the sun in such a way that the space rock... more »

Why So-Called Progressive Religion Always Fails

Michael Brown at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Rainbow flag cross] If the pundits and prognosticators are correct, those of us who hold to a conservative interpretation of the Scriptures are a dying breed, soon to be replaced by the enlightened, "progressive" believers who have found a new way of reading... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* These are the only serious reasons to vote 'Leave' in Britain's EU Referendum There has been another mega-hack — this one affecting 45 million accounts from 1,000 websites NEW BREXIT POLLS: Leave has surged to BIG LEADS in hugely important surveys 'It can't be true that 70% of men... are sick': German doctors told to be tougher on migrants facing deportation Here is an avalanche of reasons why Britain should stay in the EU NATO Says It Might Now Have Grounds To Attack Russia What Is Behind The Record Sale Of $75 Billion In US Treasuries By "Foreign" Holders Ob... more »

BWorld 64, The WTO and trade agreements

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last June 13, 2016. Free trade means free individuals and a free society. People who cannot find certain goods and services at specific quality from local producers given their limited personal or household budget may be able to find those from foreign producers. And people who cannot sell their products or services to local buyers may find those buyers abroad. And this highlights the beauty of free trade: No trade will occur unless both parties, the buyer and seller, will benefit. There are losers and gainers in free trade of course, the same ... more »

Some ridiculous NHS worship

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This piece in The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eu-referendum-brexit-what-would-happen-to-nhs-premature-baby-father-remain-a7085351.html includes this ridiculous claim: "In fact, in the entire history of the human race the NHS is probably the best idea which any society has ever had." Words fail me except to say that it's such a brilliant idea that hardly any countries have copied it. NHS worship is nauseating.

Egypt Says Doomed Plane’s Black Box Recovered

MAGGIE MICHAEL at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: EgyptAir - 900] CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian investigation committee said the flight data recorder of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month killing all 66 people on board was recovered early Friday from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, one day after... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/17/2016”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/17/2016”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "There is no wonder why Democrats want to talk about gun control. The Islamic terror is increasing, and the Democrats provide lip service. Now, the Democrats want to disarm America in the face of rising violence from radical Islam. The Obama Administration would like you to believe that these terrorists are “self-radicalized.” In many cases, that is not the true story. There is a percentage of mosques in the U.S., according to the FBI, that teach and encourage violence and jihad. According to several different whistl... more »

Musical Interlude: B-Tribe, “Suave Suave”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
B-Tribe, “Suave Suave” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcqcg5BRwBQ

The Economy: "World Debt Crisis, 6/16/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"World Debt Crisis, 6/16/2016"* *A must watch!* Gregory Mannarino, “The Financial System Is Insolvent: Why The Fed. Can NEVER Raise Rates” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VHlvU3e5vE • "The Stock Market Crash Of 2016: Stocks Have Already Crashed In 6 Of The World’s 8 Largest Economies" • "’It's Only A Matter Of Time Before Many Of Them Blow Up’- The Default Cycle Has Begun” • “Oil Industry to Cut $1 Trillion in Spending After Price Fall”

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
“The Aurora Borealis or northern lights are familiar visitors to night skies above the village of Reine in the Lofoten Islands, Norway, planet Earth. In this scene, captured from a mountaintop camp site, the auroral curtains do seem to create an eerie tension with the coastal lights though. *Click image for larger size.* A modern perspective on the world at night, the stunning image was chosen as the over all winner in The World at Night's 2016 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest. Selections were made from over 900 entries highlighting the beauty of the night sky and its battle ... more »

"They Couldn't Have Known..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"They couldn't have known that even this was a lie- that we never really choose, not entirely. We are always being pushed and squeezed down one road or another. We have no choice but to step forward, and then step forward again, and then step forward again; suddenly we find ourselves on a road we haven't chosen at all. But maybe happiness isn't in the choosing. Maybe it's in the fiction, in the pretending: that wherever we have ended up is where we intended to be all along." - Lauren Oliver

The Poet: Matthew Arnold, “Growing Old”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Growing Old”* “What is it to grow old? Is it to lose the glory of the form, The lustre of the eye? Is it for beauty to forego her wreath? Yes, but not for this alone. Is it to feel our strength- Not our bloom only, but our strength- decay? Is it to feel each limb Grow stiffer, every function less exact, Each nerve more weakly strung? Yes, this, and more! but not, Ah, 'tis not what in youth we dreamed 'twould be! 'Tis not to have our life Mellowed and softened as with sunset-glow, A golden day's decline! 'Tis not to see the world As from a height, with rapt prophetic eyes, And heart p... more »

Chet Raymo, “Long Ago And Far Away”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Long Ago And Far Away”* by Chet Raymo "According to a story in 'Science,' the National Museums of Kenya lent the fossil bones known as the Nariokotome Boy to the Field Museum in Chicago for a paleological exhibit. The 1.5 million-year-old fossils are the most complete skeleton of Homo erectus ever found, after Lucy perhaps the most famous fossils ever. The name comes from the place in Kenya where the bones were found. Many paleoanthropologists are aghast that these fragile and precious specimens will be put at risk by travel and display, including Richard Leakey, whose team disco... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Thanks for stopping by!

"‘Guccifer 2.0’ Releases Hacked DNC Docs Revealing Mega Donors, Clinton Collusion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"‘Guccifer 2.0’ Releases Hacked DNC Docs * *Revealing **Mega Donors, Clinton Collusion"* by RT "A lone hacker by the name ‘Guccifer 2.0’ has claimed responsibility for hacking the Democratic National Committee database, revealing research on GOP and donor information. This contradicts the initial DNC reports that Russia was behind the attack. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz acknowledged that the party servers were hacked and that opposition research was stolen, but denied that documents of a financial nature were compromised. (Another vile liar, like her owner Shillary. - C... more »

"The Real Tragedy Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"With things like this, when people don't really understand what has happened, they'll assume the worst long before they have to. It's a little like when people are afraid of the dark. Often it's not the darkness they're afraid of, it's the fact that they don't know what's in it. And because they can't see, because they're not sure, they start to imagine there are more sinister things afoot than there ordinarily would be." - Craig Silvey ○

“How We Support Our False Beliefs”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“How We Support Our False Beliefs”* by University at Buffalo "In a study published in the journal "Sociological Inquiry," sociologists from four major research institutions focus on one of the most curious aspects of the 2004 presidential election: the strength and resilience of the belief among many Americans that Saddam Hussein was linked to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Although this belief influenced the 2004 election, they claim it did not result from pro-Bush propaganda, but from an urgent need by many Americans to seek justification for a war already in progress. The findi... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago

"World Debt Crisis: Federal Reserve Paralyzed"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, "World Debt Crisis: Federal Reserve Paralyzed" - https://www.youtube.com/ ◆ *Related:* • Bill Holter, "Dire Warnings from Top Wall Street Pros Signal Trouble Coming Soon" • Wolf Richter, "These Debt Slaves are the Government’s Largest Asset Class, and It will Haunt the Economy for Years" • "Going Cashless Around the World" • “Debt Super Cycle Will Destroy U.S. Standard of Living Overnight, ‘Leave Society Gasping and Stupefied’”

"15 Facts About The Imploding U.S. Economy That The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You To See"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"15 Facts About The Imploding U.S. Economy That * *The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You To See"* by Michael Snyder "You are about to see undeniable evidence that the U.S. economy has been slowing down for quite some time. And it is vital that we focus on the facts, because all over the Internet you are going to find lots and lots of people that have opinions about what is going on with the economy. And of course the mainstream media is always trying to spin things to make Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton look good, because those that work in the mainstream media are far more liber...more »

Russia Warns Against US Strikes On Assad Government

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Russia has warned against a call, made by officials in the US State Department, for strikes against the Syrian government. The Kremlin said on Friday that Moscow is opposed to such military action and that it would plunge the entire region into complete chaos. 51 State Department officials signed an internal document calling for targeted military strikes against the Syrian government. Press TV reports: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that the internal memo on Syria signed by more than 50 US diplomats is an “important statement” that he would discuss when he gets back... more »

Nahko & Medicine For The People - We Shall Overcome

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*Published on Jun 16, 2016* I created this video because I wanted to share the positive message from Nahko Bear and Medicine for the People. I do not own any copyrights on the music, and I do not make money from my YouTube video's. Just trying to make the movement move! *Lyrics:* I'm on the verge of everything Been lookin to be surrendering so honestly Tiptoe to the edge of my destiny Free fall backwards great mystery Speakin to me, the pain of the youth The confusion of the people and their struggle for truth Yeah, regroup and renew Time to regroup, renew the ambition of a natio...more »

Wildfires Threatening Communities Around West

NICK UT & CHRISTOPHER WEBER at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a firefighter knocks down flames as they approach a ranch near the Las Flores Canyon area west of Goleta, Calif., in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 16, 2016. The wildfire burning in rugged coastal canyons west of Santa Barbara is growing as it feeds on vegetation that hasn't burned in 70 years. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)] GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- Fueled by hot and dry weather, wildfires threatened homes in California and other Western states as crews struggled to corra... more »

James Robison Talks With Jimmy Draper: A Prayer Meeting That Helped Save Freedom

James Robison at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: James Robison and Jimmy Draper - 900] Robison: Jimmy, as a pastor, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and head of Lifeway Christian Resources for 15 years, would you comment on what you see in our nation today and share suggestions for the church on how... more »

Iraqi Special Forces Enter Center of ISIS-Held Fallujah

QASSIM ABDUL ZAHRA at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Iraqi forces vehicles drive past damaged buildings in Fallujah's southern Hayakel neighbourhood during an operation to retake areas from ISIS on June 16, 2016. Iraqi forces launched a vast offensive more than three weeks ago to retake Fallujah, which lies only 30 miles west of Baghdad and is one of the main bastions of the jihadists. / AFP / Jean Marc MOJON (Photo credit should read JEAN MARC MOJON/AFP/Getty Images)] BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi special forces entered the center of Fallujah city early Friday, taking over a government complex and a neighborhood that served as a base ... more »

Court-Sealed Videos May Offer Fodder for Trump, Clinton Attack Ads

ELLIOT SPAGAT at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Donald Trump - 900] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both trying to prevent the public release of videos that are critical to legal cases involving the candidates. Trump’s lawyers are intensifying efforts to stop the... more »

US State Dept. Officials Call For Strikes Against Assad Government

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
US State Department officials have called for an attack against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 51 State Department officials signed an internal document calling for targeted military strikes against the Damascus government, according to the Wall Street Journal They urge that regime change as the only way to defeat ISIS, even though Assad has been the real target all along. Press TV reports: The “dissent channel cable” was signed by 51 officials involved with advising on Syria policy in various capacities.’ “Failure to stem Assad’s flagrant abuses will only bolst... more »

Open Our Eyes, Lord, as We Peer Into the Darkness

Alan Eason at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Peering into darkness 1000] We've all been there. Peering into our future, our options look bleak. None of the possible outcomes we can see from here looks more desirable than any other. We can see no bright alternative; no way to "win." The skies seem... more »

The Culmination of Toxic Politics

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 21 hours ago
I am heartbroken about Jo Cox. I feel for her kids and family, and share the deep sense of loss that has rocked many of our people to their cores. To have a comrade torn from us who was popular, smart, passionate, and driven to make the lives of our people better is just so wrenching, so shocking. In a world suffused with tragedy and sadness, nothing strikes as deeply when one of our own falls. For this reason I'm angry. Very angry. Jo was singled out and attacked because she was a Labour person, for the politics she represented and the values she stood on. It was a political assa... more »

Universe may arise from nothing

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*Nothing means no spacetime and no information but it cannot mean no mathematics or no laws of physics* Two weeks ago, Inspiring Philosophy posted a YouTube video claiming "A Universe From Nothing, Therefore God Exists!" It starts with a bizarre quote of Lee Smolin who said that the information is important – one could have achieved the same thing by quoting people like John Wheeler, you don't need to spend one of the most glorious crackpots in the present world. Then it criticizes Lawrence Krauss and sort of endorses William Lane Craig, an Evangelical ideologue. Inspiring phi... more »

Why would the BBC hide such a piece of news?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
This from HeatSt http://heatst.com/uk/bbc-suppressed-report-of-sex-assault-of-14-year-old-by-syrian-gang/?mod=sm_tw_post is interesting. 'The BBC is facing new questions about why it delayed reporting that a group of Syrian men had been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Newcastle. Heat Street can reveal that the BBC Newsnight programme first knew of the arrests more than three weeks before it broadcast the story, fuelling claims of a cover-up. Although a BBC spokesman has repeatedly denied that the Corporation deliberately "sat on" the story, N...more »

There’s Joe Romm – And Then There’s The Facts

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 22 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/06/15/3788651/greenland-record-globe-hottest-year/ Joe Romm has been up to his tricks again: Last Thursday, Greenland’s capital hit 75°F, which was hotter than New York City. This was the highest temperature ever recorded there in June — in a country covered with enough ice to raise sea levels more than 20 feet. […]

Julian Assange Interview on Peston on Sunday

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
https://youtu.be/34giUftE7BI The BBC usually hang on every word that Julian Assange says. Somehow I don't think they'll be too interested in what he said in this interview, especially the part about the leaked Hillary Clinton emails, that's very much not the narrative the BBC wish to push.

A fascinating theory

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
I found an interesting article relating to recent air-crashes: 'Hardy spent six months analysing the known MH370 data and concluded that the plane was: “intentionally landed on the Indian Ocean and sank intact just 20 nautical miles (37km) outside the current search area.” “landed” and “sank intact” instead of crashing, is perhaps a clue, perhaps not to an aviation expert, but an expert on the rules of Islamic martyrdom. This would be us. Since 2014, we had stated to expect this type of soft crashing will occur over and over and over. And just like Muslim Jihadis will plunge plan... more »

Hacked DNC Documents Reveal Election Fraud Plot Against Sanders

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Hacked DNC documents reveal that the Democratic National Committee worked with the Hillary Clinton campaign to defeat Bernie Sanders via widespread election fraud. The evidence shows that widespread election fraud was arranged by party leaders in order to secure Hillary Clinton’s nomination during this year’s primaries. Inquisitr.com reports: Bernie Sanders supporters have long made claims that Hillary Clinton or the DNC have been engaging in election fraud against the Vermont Senator. They pointed to a drastic slash in polling places in Arizona and mysterious voter purges in New Y... more »

Trump Says Secret Memo Proves Obama Supports ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Donald Trump has accused Barack Obama of supporting ISIS, in a scathing attack on Twitter. The Donald tweeted a link to an article on Wednesday that claims President Obama indirectly supported ISIS in Iraq and Syria Thehill.com reports: The story, from the conservative Breitbart website, says the State Department received a memo from an intelligence agent who claimed al Qaeda in Iraq, a group that splintered off to form ISIS, was one of the “major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.” An: Media fell all over themselves criticizing what DonaldTrump "may have insinuated about @POT... more »

Bernie Sanders Will ‘Stay In The Race’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
‘Stay in the race!’ That’s the advice four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader has for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. In this week’s TIME magazine Nader said Sanders should ignore cries from the Hillary Clinton campaign to pull out and stay in the race until at least the convention in Philadelphia, if not longer: ‘There are still lessons that Sanders can teach the decadent corporate Democrats for whom this 2016 campaign may be their last hurrah. It is called political energy. It is the lack of political energy that explains why the Democratic Party, year after year, canno... more »

For My Father: Grieving Upward, Going Forward

Jennifer Hartline at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Father Daughter Child Hands - 900] Father’s Day looms heavy. This year, for the first time, I’ll have no phone call to make. No card to send. No gift to give. I won’t even be able to go visit his grave, since he’s buried a thousand... more »

Brazil Bans Imports Of U.S. GMO Crops

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Brazil have placed a ban on U.S. imports of genetically modified crops from entering the country. The news comes as an increasing number of countries have begun imposing trade regulations on GM goods around the world. Naturalblaze.com reports: As more nations pass laws that impose trade regulations on genetically modified goods, despite World Trade Organization back room deals, Monsanto and their cut-outs opt for ever-more devious strategies to insinuate their wares onto the world. Despite this, as a Bloomberg article points out: In recent years, some of the largest commodity tradi... more »

Teenage Genius Discovers Method To Turn Waste Water into Electricity

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A high school student from Canada has discovered an ingenious way of converting waste water into electricity. Austin Wang from Vancouver says he has solved the problem with what to do with the one billion litres of waste water that gets flushed down toilets and sinks every day. Cbc.ca reports: Austin Wang, who’s won numerous science awards, came up with a way to genetically modify micro-organisms so that they could clean the waste water and generate electricity at the same time. “Canadians are extremely wasteful,” says the 18-year-old who loves to play basketball and the piano. “On...more »

NASA Discover Running Water On Mars

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NASA have released images that show evidence of running water on the surface of planet Mars. YouTube UFO hunters WhatsUpInTheSky37 have found what they say is water streaming down Martian sand, taken from pictures of NASA’s Curiosity rover. Express.co.uk reports: In two videos Will Farrar, who runs the channel claimed NASA’s 4wd droid was ignoring the dark streaks it was photographing. However, in a later broadcast, it showed what it said was evidence to rover had drilled into one of the dark patches to take samples. Mr Farrar claimed in the videos that the liquid appears to melt wh... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Ship to Shore at Tanduo Beach

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Malaysia] U.S. Marines post security after an amphibious transition from ship to shore at Tanduo Beach in Malaysia on May 30, 2016. Thank you to these Marines for serving our country. Stay safe!

Pakistan Is Threatening To Deport All Afghan Refugees Back To Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg*: *Pakistan Wants to Send 1.5 Million Refugees Back as U.S. Tensions Rise* * Pakistan seeks to send back 1.5 million Afghan refugees * Middle East conflicts drawing attention from Afghan plight: UN More than three decades after fleeing Afghanistan, refugee Noor Said struggles to feed his family of eight on less than the $3 per day he earns weaving fabric in northwest Pakistan. Now he’s got an even bigger worry: Being forced back amid the worst border tensions in years. “I can’t take my small children to a place where their lives are tougher and in danger, even if that i... more »

The Rich And The Powerful Still Live Well In Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An opposition supporter with a giant 100-bolivar note with the word "Hungry" written on it seen at a gathering to protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro along with economic insecurity, and shortages. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins *Daily Mail*: *EXCLUSIVE - 'Why shouldn't we enjoy ourselves just because the country is burning?' Super-rich Socialists quaff champagne in Venezuela country club while middle class mothers scavenge for scraps in the gutter... and even the DOGS are starving* * Venezuela's economy was destroyed by 'Chavismo', a form of Sociali... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Beijing’s claims of South China Sea support may not hold water https://t.co/3diJw1ftbl pic.twitter.com/xYhzxC6QVm — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 17, 2016

The U.S. Air Force Is 'All Talk' When It Comes To Replacing The A-10

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Air Force Senior Airman Paul Willett cleans the inside of the canopy on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Osan Air Base, South Korea, June 9, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo *Defense News:* *USAF Has Big Plans, But Little Money, For 'Warthog' Replacement* WASHINGTON — The US Air Force is still pondering if and when it can replace the A-10 Warthog, but outgoing Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh has his own vision for the next close-air-support platform, which he wants to dispense different kinds of munitions as easily as a soda machine dispenses beverage cans. Welsh, ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Guard Gunner* Army Pfc. Stephen Nelson fires an M240 from a mounted gunnery turret position at Camp Ethan Allen in Jericho, Vt., June 8, 2016. Nelson is a gunner assigned to the Vermont National Guard’s Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham

Has Iran's Oil Production Peaked?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Anthony Dipaola and Grant Smith, Bloomberg*: *Iran's Oil Comeback May Already Be Over* * Crude output may peak in 2016 at 3.6-3.8 million barrels a day * Investors facing sanctions, political risk in entering country Iran easily beat expectations with its speed in boosting oil exports after the lifting of sanctions. Without an injection of cash and the easing of remaining trade barriers, the recovery may have run its course. When restrictions on Iran’s oil exports were relieved in January following a nuclear pact with world powers, analysts from Goldm... more »

Meat Loaf collapses

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
'American rocker Meat Loaf has collapsed on stage during a concert in Canada. The 68-year-old, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, was singing his 1993 hit I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) when he fell and was rushed to hospital.' More here http://news.sky.com/story/1713256/meat-loaf-collapses-on-stage-during-concert I know it's not cool but I love the first two Meat Loaf albums, Bat Out Of Hell and Paradise By The Dashboard Light are two of my favourite guilty pleasure songs.

If this is true then I think LEAVE have just been dealt 2 aces

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
nocash nodash (@thecentreline86) tweeted at 1:26 PM on Thu, Jun 16, 2016: EU Pension Row: German Minister Wolfgang Schauble 'we have no commitment to pay EX UK MEPs pension if UK votes Leave https://t.co/zXkiGmlUM3 (https://twitter.com/thecentreline86/status/743419578441699328?s=03) If this is true and if he could extend this promise to ex British EU Commissioners, so as to include Neil Kinnock and Peter Mandelson etc., then the Referendum result would be a dead cert. Four aces and a joker!

June 16: A mad, mad, mad, mad world.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Britain is approaching a referendum to leave the European Union, a vote often referred to as Brexit. I can't even pretend to know all the ins and outs of this proposition. But I do know it could lead to the separation of Scotland, the breakup of most of the rest of the European Union, and an unforeseeable chaos in all of Europe. And polls show that a majority in Britain want to get out. For centuries, Europe dominated the world. The final blow to that was World War Two. The European Union was a desperate attempt to recapture Europe's role. And now, it looks almost certain to fail. ... more »

John McCain: Obama “Directly Responsible” For Orlando Shooting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Senator John McCain has accused President Obama of being “directly responsible” for the Orlando shooting that killed 50 people on Sunday. McCain said that the rise of ISIS during Obama’s presidency allowed gunman Omar Mateen to become radicalised and commit the massacre. Presstv.com reports: McCain, who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election, made the remarks on Thursday at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, while the US president was in Orlando, Florida, visiting with the families of dozens of people who lost their lives in the mass shooting on Sunday. “Barack Obama is dir...more »

Scientists Discover Asteroid Orbiting Earth

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NASA have discovered a small asteroid circling the earth, which they say has been around for 50 years. The asteroid, called 2016 HO3, will remain circling the earth for the next few hundred years, according to scientists. CNN reports: “Our calculations indicate 2016 HO3 has been a stable quasi-satellite of Earth for almost a century, and it will continue to follow this pattern as Earth’s companion for centuries to come,” said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies. #Asteroid 2016 HO3 is Earth's constant companion. But no worries, it keeps an acceptable ... more »

Turkey Helps ISIS Build Mines On Syrian Border

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Turkey have been caught helping ISIS militants to dig trenches and plant mines along the Syrian border, according to locals in the frontier town of Karkamis. Despite reassurances from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the country are taking a “tough stance” against the Islamic State, Russia Today have found that his reassurances are false. Syrian Free Press reports: However, RT learned that the situation on the ground is very different from that presented by Ankara when its correspondent, Lizzie Phelan, visited the Turkish town of Karkamis near the border area in Syria co... more »

FBI Entrapment Fuels Terror, Not Stops It

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*June 17, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - After a torrent of multifaceted politically-motivated assumptions about the Orlando shooting which claimed the lives of 50 and left scores more injured, the extent to which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) interacted with the suspect, Omar Mateen, before the attacks was partially revealed. In a press conference, FBI Director James Comey would admit (emphasis added): *...the FBI’s Miami office opened a preliminary investigation, and over the next 10 months we attempted to determine whether he was possibly a terrorist. Something we d... more »

America’s Hapless Terror Whodunit

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Trump Obama - 900] On Tuesday, the New York Times released a stunning editorial blaming Sunday's horrific Orlando terror attack on ... wait for it ... Republicans. No, I'm not pulling your leg. "While the precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear" -- more on...more »

Ramey Memo and the $10,000 Reward

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
In recent posts about the Ramey Memo, there have been complaints about the lack of progress in clarifying the text so that much of it can be read to most people's satisfaction. It is quite possible we will never be able to fully clarify the text but that won’t stop us trying. Photo copyright by the University of Texas at Arlington. Many people who visit here will be aware of David Rudiak’s on-going efforts over the last 15 years. He has spent hundreds of hours of his own time using a variety of techniques in his effort to resolve the text. Other researchers have also made suggestions... more »

Comparing Iraq And Afghanistan To The Vietnam War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Jacob L. Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures:* *The Trouble with Ending Wars* *Today’s U.S. deployments in the Middle East look similar to those in 1972 Vietnam.* Officially, the United States has 14,187 troops deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria – 9,800 in Afghanistan, 4,087 in Iraq and roughly 300 in Syria. If you include Pentagon statistics on various support staff and specialized forces, the number is around 17,050. And if you take into account U.S. Defense Department data on military contractors, the total number swells to 34,397. So unofficially... more »

Political Distractions Abound in the Wake of Orlando Shooting

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Orlando Police officers direct family members away from a multiple shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016. A gunman opened fire at a nightclub in central Florida, and multiple people have been wounded, police said Sunday.] What a dumb time to be alive. In a normal country during normal times, the jihadi terrorist shooting in Orlando in which 49 people were murdered in cold blood -- and more than 50 injured -- would be a cause for a... more »

Trump is Running as Trump. Surprise!

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump3 - 900] WASHINGTON -- When in his 1964 GOP acceptance speech Barry Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” a reporter sitting near journalist/historian Theodore White famously exclaimed: “My God, he’s going to run as Barry Goldwater!” Six... more »

Petulant, Partisan President Obama Needs a Reality Check

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Obama - 900] In my most recent column, I discussed President Obama’s disgraceful reaction to the Islamic terrorist massacre of innocents in Orlando. Not to be outdone by his own wrongheadedness, he one-upped himself Tuesday with another doozy. People often criticize Donald Trump’s... more »

The Orlando False Flag Shooting: More Evidence Of The Massive Coverup - More Interesting Anomalies About The Alleged "Shooter"

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
The real story behind this Orlando FALSE FLAG "shooting" gets stranger and stranger by the minute... I have been receiving a lot of comments and links over the last few days to some interesting tidbits surrounding both this obvious set up, and about the 'fall guy' for this supposed massacre, Omar Mateen himself... I want to share some of that material here for my own readers to see for themselves... Right now, I want to present the following very interesting link to a very good article from "Willy Loman" who of course runs the blog: "American Everyman - Neoliberal News Of The Day{ ... more »

Bernie's Speech Tonight About Where We Go From Here

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
In case you missed Bernie's speech about the future of the political revolution he launched, this was his speech Thursday: Election days come and go. But political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end. They continue every day, every week and every month in the fight to create a nation of social and economic justice. That’s what the trade union movement is about. That’s what the civil rights movement is about. That’s what the women’s movement is about. That’s what the gay rights movement is about. That’s what the environmental movement is about. ... more »

Pulse night club had 8 exits - "50 dead, 50 injured, 1 shooter" doesn’t add up

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
We're told that Omar Mateen – a lowly security guard with no paramilitary training – murdered 50 people and injured more than 50 more. He is said to have done so not with an actual assault rifle, but a mere semi-automatic. He would have had to stop to reload, at which point he would be vulnerable to someone taking him down. The Pulse nightclub has exits everywhere you look...eight of them altogether. Former CIA Clandestine Services Officer Robert David Steele, who has firsthand false flag experience, says it would take a team of at least three highly-trained paramilitary shooters... more »

Comparing Chinese And American Military Culture

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Image Credit: U.S. Air Force *Ben Lowsen, The Diplomat:* *A Comparison of Chinese and American Military Culture* *When East Meets West.* Modern China’s emergence onto the global stage brings with it both concern and hope: concern for how the world will accommodate an emerging great power and hope that a great civilization will enrich every aspect of global exchange. The world is looking to the United States as the cornerstone of the existing international system for leadership as it negotiates its relationship with an independently-minded China. Against this backdrop, it is now m... more »

Is Russia Becoming Polarised Between Liberals And Security Hawks?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reuters *Lauren Goodrich, Stratfor:* *Putin's Choice* Russian President Vladimir Putin stands at a fork in the road. The crises and responsibilities the country faces hang in a precarious balance. As Russia's economic recession drags on, prolonged by Western sanctions and dreary oil prices, inflation has skyrocketed, wages are tumbling and the poverty rate is growing at a pace not seen since the 1998 financial crisis. Limited military campaigns in eastern Ukraine and Syria have stirred up nationalism, enabling the government to maintain its popularity. Meanwhile, NATO forces are b... more »

Now, Why Would Foreigners Want To Put Millions Into U.S. Politicians' Campaigns?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*No photos of money changing hands-- so it must have never happened* That foreign money floods into the American political system is hardly a secret, although it is illegal. Nothing much is ever done to stop it. Patrick Murphy's political career, for example, has been partially funded by one of the most powerful families in Saudi Arabia, the patriarch of which-- Clinton Library $1,000,000-plus donor-- Nasser al-Rashid, is one of the royal family's top 3 advisors. They've funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars into Murphy's 3 campaigns-- 2 for the House and now one for the U.S. Se... more »

Sanders Says He Will Work With Clinton to Transform Party

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles during a campaign rally at the Cox Convention Center Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)] BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Thursday in an address to his supporters that he will work with Hillary Clinton to transform the Democratic Party, adding that his “political revolution” must continue and ensure the defeat... more »

No Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
'Thursday at a hearing on CIA intelligence activities, CIA Director John Brennan said ISIS is attempting infiltrate operatives into the West through "refugee flows, smuggling routes and legitimate methods of travel."' You can read more here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/06/16/cia-director-islamic-state-intensify-global-attacks/ but not on the institutionally pro Islam BBC

Friday Morning Ramble: 17.06.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*[image: Jack]* “In their speeches responding to the massacre, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each sought to demonstrate a firmer, clearer grasp of the jihadist menace — and therefore prove themselves best positioned to combat it. Each channeled one of the prevalent views in our culture. Both, however, are profoundly wrong. Both are united, ironically enough, in negating the crucial role of *ideas* in animating the jihadist cause.” *After Orlando, why Trump and Clinton both get the jihadists wrong* – Elan Journo, VOICES FOR REASON A puerile response by some of my fellow Musli... more »

Kurdistan: Plans for Northern Syria & Jews of Kurdistan want more recognition

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*It was truly so darn good and convenient that NATO backed ISIS grabbed and occupied all the land that was so conveniently intended to be the newest NATO state - Kurdistan or as I like to call it Israel 2.0* *Yup, convenient! * *How is it I was the only one to see that as it unfolded? It really was quite obvious.* *Thankfully** Willyloman-American Everyman caught on, or I would have felt truly alone.* So many others, though,.... busy cheering for NATO’s destabilizers - The *bestest* fighters of them all- *Backed by the biggest guns. **The poor beleaguered Kurdish militias completely... more »

In Honour of Trudeau's Multiple Deceptions

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Different then Stephen Harper? No* - Canada: Second Biggest Arms Dealer to the Middle East & 6th Globally *No troops in Iraq?- Lie* - PM "no combat" Trudeau- Shoot em first. Let God sort them out "Hostile Intent" *Still catering to Israel and it's lobbyists?- Yes * - Will Free Speech Loving Canada allow Dieudonne to Perform at His Sold Out Shows? *Legalizing Marijuana- Not in the way you might think* - Obama (Me) speaks for Trudeau-bama (Mini-Me) & all of Canada *Real Change- Nope. Just clever marketing. Good PR * - Canada's PM- The Greatest Embarrassemen... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*Disgusting: Mizzou Race Activist Scolds White People At Orlando Shooting Vigil* What is with this school? The University of Missouri seems to be a breeding ground for unhinged progressives, who appear to have turned a vigil remembering the victims of the Orlando attack into some weird lecture about race. The College Fix had the details concerning what Mizzou graduate and activist Tiffany Melecio said before addressing the diverse crowd, namely how she was nervous getting up on stage because of all the white people in attendance. “I was really nervous to get up here because there... more »

Why Was The Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff Standing Beside President Obama When He Made His Political Remarks On Donald Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement accompanied by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, right, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford after a meeting with Obama's national security team at the Treasury Department in Washington, U.S., June 14, 2016. Reuters *Mark Thompson, Time*: *What Does the Military Think of Donald Trump?* What was surprising about President Obama’s denunciation of Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant terrorism policy Tuesday wasn’t the fact that Obama never mentioned Trump by name. He didn’t have to. “We now have prop... more »

Watch: 8th Grader Nails Impersonations of the 2016 Candidates in Graduation Speech

The Stream at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Presidential Middle school Graduation Speech - 900] When Illinois 8th-grader Jack Aiello of Thomas Middle School stood up to deliver an address at his graduation, he had a surprise for the audience. “I’ve decided that since we’re in the middle of an election year, that I would do... more »

Drawing Hands

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
"I don't grow up. In me is the small child of my early days." M.C. Escher

Texas Must Accept Syrian Refugees, Federal Court Rules

KEVIN DALEY at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Syrian refugees - 900] U.S. District Court Judge David Godbey ruled on Thursday that the state of Texas does not have the authority to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees within the state. In December, the state of Texas filed suit against the federal...more »

Jo Cox MP - Israel Did It

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*"I believe that this is a gross attack on democratic freedoms. Not only is it right to boycott unethical companies but it is our right to do so. It should also be the right of local councils and public bodies that we have elected to make their own decisions, free of government control.* *But what do you think? I would love to know."* *Jo Cox MP on her support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israeli Goods.* It's well-known and documented that "*Britain First*" is bankrolled and trained by the *Jewish Defence League (JDL)*, a registered terrorist organisation (even in Is... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Joseph Ax, Reuters:** Wolf dens, not lone wolves, the norm in U.S. Islamic State plots* If Omar Mateen acted alone in plotting the massacre of 49 people at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub, he would be the exception rather than the rule in U.S. cases involving suspected Islamic State supporters. Sunday's worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history prompted renewed warnings from officials of "lone wolf" attackers, a term that commonly invokes images of isolated individuals, radicalized online by violent propaganda and plotting alone. But a Reuters review of the approximately 90 Islam... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 16th June)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
FTSE 100 giants with vast pension black holes hand billions to shareholders Britain's blue chips are dishing out billions more in dividends to shareholders despite a crisis in their pension funds. Analysis by investment group AJ Bell shows that 54 companies in the FTSE 100 index have handed out £48billion to investors in the last two years – despite having a £52billion pension black hole. And

The Pro-Life Women’s Clinic That Wants to ‘Replace Planned Parenthood’ — And Might Do It

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Pro Life Pregnancy Heart Clinic - 900] In 2006, Brandi Swindell opened her first pro-life pregnancy care clinic. Ten years later, Stanton Healthcare has clinics in multiple U.S. states, one in Northern Ireland, and more on the way. It's even caught the eye of Cosmopolitan. The abortion-supporting publication recently... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ...... June 16 , 2016 Quick Hits --- 1. Markets : UK Referendum Has Central Bankers Weighing Liquidity Injections ; ECB QE / Bonds "NIRP-Dom" News ; FOMC Decision & Aftermath Totally Overshadowed By Today's Event In The UK ; US Data On Thursday - Philly Fed . 2. UK - Shock Public Murder Of Labor MP Jo Cox Throws UK & Referendum Campaign Into Freeze-Mode . 3 Greece De Jour - First Review For Third Bailout Closed , Greece to Get Second Tranche Partial Payment of 7.5BN Early Next Week , Additional Items Of Note . 4. Brazil In Focus - Corruption Travails Snag Another Minister Of Temer , Zika Update , Foreign Investment Drops Off . 5. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 32m 32 minutes ago Central banks mull dollar liquidity injection as #Brexit looms. http:// s.nikkei.com/23eyIFy *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 1h 1 hour ago Only 52% of Bunds eligible for #ECB QE as Bunds yield below threshold of -0.4% out to 6yrs. (via @BarkowConsult) *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago #ECB closes ranks with Bank of England to avert #Brexit crunch. http://www. telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/ 06/16/ecb-closes-ranks-with-bank-of-england-to-aver... more »

The Snowden Test

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*David Thrussell* - Imagine for a moment that the Snowden saga is a test.

U.S. Navy Plans for 'Visit' to Jeju Island

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*South Korean Navy warships already have ported at the new base on Jeju Island, South Korea. The U.S. Navy has prepared its plans to visit the base as well. Below are cynical plans outlined in a US Army War College paper from 2013. *

World News Briefs -- June 16, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Air strikes shatter Russian attempt at Syria Aleppo truce* Air strikes hit rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo city on Thursday just hours into a 48-hour ceasefire announced by Russia to try to curb weeks of intense fighting as government forces battle for control of the whole city. Russia, an ally of President Bashar al-Assad, announced the brief truce in the northern Syrian city on Thursday but did not say which parties had agreed to it. There has been no public comment from Assad's government or factions fighting his forces on the truce announcement. *Read more* ....... more »

Will Ted Cruz Run for President in 2020? Leading Conservatives Already Thinking About It

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ted Cruz - 900] Texas senator Ted Cruz was able to win 559 delegates in the Republican primaries before suspending his campaign on May 3, 2016. After Cruz's supporters mourned the end of his campaign they started to ask the question: "What next?" Nearly a month... more »

The Latest from Orlando: Obama Meets With Families While McCain Pins Blame on Administration

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Obama and Biden - 900] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida (all times local): 4:10 p.m. President Barack Obama says it’s going to take more than the military to prevent terrorist attacks like the ones... more »

How to change minds online

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
A doctoral student summarises the conclusions of reddit readers discussing the best way to change minds online: 1. Respond to the initial statement sooner rather than later. 2. Respond in groups. (“You're more persuasive to the person you're arguing with if other people are arguing your side too.”) 3. Have a few back-and-forth exchanges with your opponent, but never go past three or four. 4. Link to outside evidence. 5. Don't quote the person you're arguing with. (“They'll usually interpret that as ‘nit-picking with their wording,’ and thus what you sa... more »

NASA Scientists Discover Small ‘Quasi-Moon’ Asteroid Stalking Earth

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NASA has discovered an asteroid that is involved in a friendly “little dance with Earth.” According to NASA scientists Earth has a cosmic companion other than the moon following the planet’s annual orbit around the sun. The newly discovered near-Earth object is considered a “quasi-satellite” because it never ventures too far away from Earth. Space reports: “This new asteroid is much more locked onto us,” Chodas added. “Our calculations indicate 2016 HO3 has been a stable quasi-satellite of Earth for almost a century, and it will continue to follow this pattern as Earth’s companion f... more »

LGBT Group Sexualizes Virgin Mary in Ad, Urges People to Fight ‘Holy Oppression’

KEVIN DALEY at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Virgin Mary statue in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.] A Spanish LGBT group was vigorously denounced by Spanish Catholics for launching a pride month advertising campaign that sexualized images of the Virgin Mary. The ad was created and widely circulated by Edevant, a left-wing political organization, and depicts two... more »

Extra, Extra! Mind Parasites Attack Republicans!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Georgia senator/hate monger* *-by Noah* Is there any other explanation for the behavior of today’s Republican Party? Are they just born that way? Is the Republican lifestyle a choice? Is there a crackpot gene? Or, have mind parasites taken over Republican brains? In this post, I will give you two examples of just how far the mind rot has set in amongst Republicans. They walk among us, my friends. They might even dress a little like you or I. However, let’s face it, most of them have a weird dead look in their eyes and they dress like the most ridiculous frat boys or sorority siste... more »

No Referendum

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
There is a lot of chatter -- particularly from the Conservatives -- about holding a referendum on electoral reform. Gerry Caplan doesn't think a referendum is a good idea. He writes: To raise issues related to democracy is to raise the question of referendums (or referenda), which are favoured by the Conservatives. They insist only a referendum can legitimize something as fundamental to our democracy as changing our voting system. Presumably the Conservatives also believe a referendum would end up supporting the FPTP status quo, as they themselves do. But there’s a huge problem h... more »

Black Muse

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
Kohl is an ancient eye cosmetic, traditionally made by grinding *stibnite (Sb2S3). * It is widely used in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and parts of West Africa as eyeliner to contour and/or darken the eyelids and as mascara for the eyelashes. It is worn mostly by women, but also by some men and children. Kohl has also been used in India as a cosmetic for a long time. In addition, mothers would apply kohl to their infants' eyes soon after birth. Some did this to “*strengthen the child’s eyes*”, and others believed *it could prevent the child from ... more »

The Second Biggest Arms Exporter To The Middle East Is Canada

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
According to @IHS4DefRiskSec, top global #defence #exporters are #USA, #Russia, #France, #Germany & #UK: pic.twitter.com/3yvx9CeiIt — Alex Kokcharov (@AlexKokcharov) June 13, 2016 *Globe And Mail*: *Canada now the second biggest arms exporter to Middle East, data show* Canada has soared in global rankings to become the second biggest arms dealer to the Middle East on the strength of its massive sale of combat vehicles to Saudi Arabia, new figures show. It’s a first for Canada, according to IHS Jane’s, the defence industry publisher that tracks military spending. Canada was previo... more »

Is The Islamic State Self-Declared Caliphate Collapsing?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A banner belonging to the Islamic court of the Islamic State is seen on the ground after forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad recaptured Palmyra city in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 27, 2016. *Jeff Seldin, VOA*: *Islamic State Caliphate Staring Into ‘Death Spiral’* WASHINGTON — For the United States and its coalition partners, it is the sound of progress – the dull roar of engines as Iraqi Humvees kick up dust and dirt on the outskirts of Fallujah. In the distance, smoke rises as Iraqi forces push on with a slow but steady advance. The scene, shared i... more »

CIA Director John Brennan's U.S. Senate Testimony On The Islamic State (News Roundup)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*USA Today:* *CIA: Islamic State's global terror capabilities are 'formidable'* The Islamic State's ability to launch terror strikes remains a "formidable" threat despite military successes against the militant group in Iraq and Syria, CIA Director John Brennan said Thursday. As the extremist group has lost territory in Iraq and Syria it has redoubled its efforts to encourage so-called lone wolf attacks or infiltrate operatives to strike targets outside the region, he said. “Despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not ... more »

U.S. Backed Fighters Continue To Advance In Northern Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC*: *Syria conflict: On the frontline in battle for IS-held Manbij* We travelled along the road to Manbij, a small town in northern Syria that has become the new frontline in the battle against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS). Manbij sits on an intersection of roads linking the IS stronghold of Raqqa to the Turkish border and other areas under its control in Aleppo province. The routes have become key to the group's ability to move fighters, weapons and supplies into and out of Syria. On 31 May, a US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters called the Syrian D... more »

UN: Islamic State Committing ‘Genocide’ Against The Yazidis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC: **Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis, says UN* UN human rights investigators have for the first time accused so-called Islamic State of committing genocide against Yazidis in Iraq and Syria. A report says IS has subjected members of the religious group it has captured to the "most horrific of atrocities", killing or enslaving thousands. The group's aim is to completely erase the Yazidi way of life, it warns. The report says major powers should do more to help the Yazidis, at least 3,200 of whom are being held by IS. IS, a Sunni jihadist group, regards Yazidis... more »

Deep South watch: The Times revisits the Cleveland schools!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016Cleveland, Mississippi, that is:* On May 18, the New York Times published a news report about the public schools of Cleveland, Mississippi. To read that report, click here. More specifically, the Times was reporting the order of a federal judge concerning the racial enrollment patterns in the city's middle schools and high schools. (The city has two of each.) As we noted in real time, we thought the Times report was grossly misleading. And last weekend, sure enough! Last Saturday, the Times published a second, much more detailed report about the same subje...more »

Nutrition researcher loses two more papers after misconduct findings come to light

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
The self-proclaimed “father of nutritional immunology,” Ranjit Kumar Chandra, has lost two more papers following the release of a misconduct investigation report by his former employer, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). The report was released last year after Chandra lost his libel suit against the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC). The newly retracted papers were both published in Nutrition Research. On […] The post Nutrition researcher loses two more papers after misconduct findings come to light appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Understandings of a Backyard Gardener

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Elva Thompson* - We can evolve from opponents of the life force, into co-creators.

"Stand for Children" Stands for Profit by Charter Industry

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
As Gene Bryant noted on Facebook, corporate education profiteers and their political supporters are trying to buy the Nashville Metro School Board. Nashville Rise has partnered with Stand for Children in an attempt to blow up the public schools in Nashville. Below is a tutorial on how Stand for Children really stands for profit by the charter school industry.

Outside Investigation Team Concludes TEPCO Censored Use of Word "Meltdown"

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
This "news" just reported: AP (2016, June 16). Utility head blamed for late mention of Fukushima 'meltdown.' Fox News, http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/06/16/utility-head-blamed-for-late-mention-fukushima-meltdown.html TOKYO – An outside investigation team appointed by the operator of Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday that an instruction from then-company president to avoid mentioning "meltdown" delayed disclosure of the status of three reactors. ...In the 70-page report, the lawyers said Shimizu instructed his deputy not to use the word "meltdown" during ... more »

Our Enemy Is Political Islam, Not Each Other

Jim DeMint at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Not for reuse] Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a 29-year-old man named Omar Mateen walked into a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and killed 49 people, wounding 53 more. It was the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. Mateen was an American-born Muslim... more »

Israel To Build Massive Underground Wall Along Gaza Border

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Israel is planning to build more walls and barriers along its border. The Jewish state is building a massive concrete wall extending below ground along the border with Gaza to stop Hamas tunnels reaching into the rest of Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu has vowed to build walls and barriers along Israel’s border to defend against “wild beasts.” Israel is also building an ‘Underground Iron Dome,’ to neutralize cross border terror attacks emanating from below ground. RT reports: The wall, which will stretch along the 96km (60 mile) border around the Gaza Strip, will extend several doz... more »

Leiden requests two retractions over misconduct

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) has asked a journal to retract two papers after revealing a former employee manipulated data. The report does not name the individual nor the journal, but notes that they work in a molecular field, and are currently employed by a university outside The Netherlands. According to a news release about […] The post Leiden requests two retractions over misconduct appeared first on Retraction Watch.

CO2 Innocent - Muslim cleric reveals the true cause of Climate Change

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Friday Humour A lesson on less on. We have many times told you that carbon dioxide has been falsely accused. Now the real reason for climate change has been revealed by, of all things, a Muslim Cleric (link) Seyyed Youssef Tabatabi-nejad, a senior Islamic cleric in Isfahan, Iran, said during his weekly sermon last Friday that women dressing inappropriately is causing climate change. In his sermon, Tabatabi-nejad urged Iran’s "moral police" to crack down on "improper veiling" and to do everything they can to keep Iran’s population as moral as possible It has been revealed that Ir... more »

Taliban Sends Boy Sex Slaves to Kill Afghan Policemen

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Child Poverty Slave - 900] The Taliban are exploiting the Afghan practice of having sex with young boys by sending sex slaves into Afghan police outposts to mount insider attacks, multiple officials told Agence France-Presse. The insurgents are using boys as irresistible bait, or "honey... more »

Noctilucent Clouds, a Doughnut of Light over Denver, UFO Shaped Cloud over Mt. Tom California

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=14&month=06&year=2016 *What's up in space * It's waiting for you: The most successful Aurora Photo Tour on Earth! 100% success rate 4 years in a row and winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Join LapplandMedia's aurora tours in Abisko, Swedish Lapland! *GEOMAGNETIC STORM:* A moderate (G2-class) geomagnetic storm is underway on June 14th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras, especially in the southern hemisphere where darkening autumn skies favor visibility of faint lights. Aurora alerts: text ...more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Warmists have no shame* *The May global temperature has just been released and the article below is headlined: "Month Of May 2016 Continues Trend Of Record Heat, Possibly Proves Global Warming Is Happening". So warming is still going on alarmingly, you would conclude from that.That word "possibly" is wise, though. Because the writer has ignored the really BIG feature of the May average global temperature. According to the latest (revised) figures from GISS, here are the temps for this year: Jan Feb Mar Apr May112 133 128 109 93El Nino peaked in February, M... more »

21st century Britain

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
'Muslims living in Luton in the United Kingdom were told during Ramadan last year that it was their Islamic "duty" to throw homosexuals from a "high building," a jury at the Old Bailey has heard.' More here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/06/16/british-muslims-told-it-is-their-duty-to-throw-gays-from-a-high-building/ but likely not on the institutionally pro Islam BBC.

Former ACLU Prez: Targeting Global Warming Skeptics Is ‘Pure Harassment’

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this screengrab from a video, Harvey Silverglate, co-founder of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union in Massachusetts, speaks to Reason TV during an interview at his office in Boston.] Harvey Silverglate, a renowned civil rights attorney and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union in Massachusetts, called investigations of global warming skeptics by state attorneys general "pure harassment." "It is outrageous for any law ?enforcement official to be... more »

The Gun Control Battle in Washington Heats Up

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican Senator Richard Blumenthal looks on as Senator Chris Murphy speaks to reporters after waging an almost 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor in order to force a vote on gun control on June 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Murphy wants the Senate to vote on a measure banning anyone on the no-fly list from purchasing a weapon.] Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and other Democrats completed an almost 15-hour filibuster this morning to push for stricter gun control measures, spurred on by the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend that killed 49 and injured 53.... more »

Women in the Draft: The Obama Legacy Grows

Steven Bucci at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: women in combat - 900] The Senate's reauthorization of the National Defense Authorization Act includes language that would require women to register for the Selective Service -- a step the House version of the bill was unwilling to take. Since Secretary of Defense Ash Carter... more »

Boggling Flu Hoax: Not for Prime Time News

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Most of the people in America who are diagnosed with the flu have no flu.

DHS Warns Of More ‘Homegrown’ Terrorist Attacks

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new terrorism bulletin has been issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), warning Americans of more “homegrown” terrorist attacks similar to the one that killed nearly 50 people in Orlando over the weekend. The DHS bulletin said: “In this environment, we are particularly concerned about homegrown violent extremists who could strike with little or no notice……The tragic events of Orlando several days ago reinforce this.” Press TV reports: “Accordingly, increased public vigilance and awareness continue to be of utmost importance,” it added. Last Sunday, an alleged Daesh... more »

GIZMODO: Magnetic fridge eliminates gases, drastically reduces energy use

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://www.gizmag.com/cooltech-commercial-magnetic-cooling/43874/ *Magnetic fridge eliminates gases, drastically reduces energy use* Michael Irving June 15, 2016 Cooltech has announced the first publicly available refrigerator using a magnetic cooling system, which is more efficient than standard fridges. View gallery (2 images) The days of the rackety, energy-gobbling refrigerator may be numbered with the advent of more efficient systems that cool with the use of magnets. The idea has been around almost as long as your standard gas-compression fridge, but it hasn't yet been viab... more »

Mexico: A UFO Appears Over Chilpancingo, Guerrero

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 1 day ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and Redacción StarMediaDate: 06.14.2016* *Mexico: A UFO Appears Over Chilpancingo, Guerrero* Luminous objects were seen moving atypically in the skies of Chilpancingo, Guerrero from different locations and for several minutes. In the morning hours of Monday, June 13, 2016, numerous luminous objects were seen moving atypically in the skies of Chilpancingo, Guerror, causing specualtion and commotion. Several people took to the streets to observe the obejcts, wheich could be seen among the clouds until before noon. Some witnesses classified the event as sightin... more »

Afghan - Pakistan Border Clashes Continue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA*:* Pakistan, Afghanistan Agree to Cease-fire After Deadly Border Clashes* ISLAMABAD Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed late on Wednesday to observe a cease-fire after days of deadly border skirmishes that left four soldiers dead and wounded more than 40 people, including civilians, on both sides. Afghan and Pakistani security forces from both sides are said to have raised white flags, a common means to show surrender. The clashes occurred at the busy Torkham border crossing. “It has been agreed but hope it holds,” Hazrat Omer Zakhilwal, Afghan ambassador to Islamabad, told VOA ...more »

Growing Border War Between Ethiopia And Eritrea Intensifying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *Eritrea Says It Killed 200 Ethiopian Troops in Border Clash* * Two countries have history of trading accusations of violence * Horn of Africa nations fought border war in 1998-2000 Eritrea said more than 200 Ethiopian troops were killed in June 12 clashes on their joint border, the latest in a series on confrontations since the Horn of Africa nations separated more than two decades ago. A further 300 Ethiopian soldiers were wounded, Eritrea’s Information Ministry said Thursday in a statement on its website. The tolls are “conservative estimates,” it said. Ethiopian Co... more »

Human Rights Watch: Ethiopian Security Forces 'Killed 400 Oromo Protesters' And Arrested Tens Of Thousands Since 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Human Rights Watch: **Ethiopia: Protest Crackdown Killed Hundreds* *Free Wrongfully Held Detainees, Independent Inquiry Needed.* (Nairobi) – Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 protesters and others, and arrested tens of thousands more during widespread protests in the Oromia region since November 2015. The Ethiopian government should urgently support a credible, independent investigation into the killings, arbitrary arrests, and other abuses. The 61-page report. “‘Such a Brutal Crackdown’: Killings and Arrests in Response to Ethiopia’s Oromo Protests,” details th... more »

Who's Making a "Killing" from the Fentanyl boom?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that the drug in pill form, fentanyl, is being blamed for an unprecedented number of BC overdose deaths. *More than 300 people have died from drug overdoses so far this year — a number B.C.’s deputy provincial health officer says is unprecedented in the province.* While the number of overdoses has been rising for the past three years, fentanyl is now seen in the majority of illicit drug deaths, Bonnie Henry told Vancouver city councillors Wednesday. Many people don’t even know they’re taking fentanyl, she said. “They think they’re taking something else,... more »

Family’s Excruciating Orlando Journey Ends in Forgiveness

JASON DEAREN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Wednesday, June 15, 2016 photo, Andrea Drayton looks over family photos that show her daughter, Deonka Drayton, a victim of the recent mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Drayton, her husband, Shepherd, son, Shepherd III, and daughter, Alexia, piled in the family car and began an excruciating early morning journey south from South Carolina to Orlando, where a gunman had opened fire at a gay nightclub killing 49 and wounding scores of others before being killed by police.] LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Andrea Drayton woke up Sunday to a mother’s wor... more »

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Jeffrey Stacey at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
As the summer is heating up, all the world’s eyes are on Britain. And that really is saying something for us Americans, what with the wild ride that Donald Trump is taking us all on. But even here, eyes are rapidly averting to the mother country and the high stakes of the debate as to whether it […]

Donald Trump Calls Belgium A ‘Beautiful City’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
During a Donald Trump rally in Atlanta on Thursday the presumptive Republican presidential nominee called the proud nation of Belgium a “beautiful city.” The Donald had previously called Belgium’s beautiful capital Brussels a “hellhole.” Maybe he forgot after all Donald Trump did turn 70 a few days ago. Chron reports: While bringing up recent terror attacks in Europe, Trump stated that “Belgium is a beautiful city.” He almost certainly meant the capital, Brussels. The gaffe seems more forgivable than many of the other things he’s said in the wake of the gay nightclub shooting in Orl... more »

NASA Reveals Magnetic Portals Exist

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago

World News Briefs -- June 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *EgyptAir Flight 804: Cockpit voice recorder found damaged* (CNN)The cockpit voice recorder for EgyptAir Flight 804 has been found but is damaged, an Egyptian investigative committee said Thursday, a day after the government said it found the wreckage of the ill-fated flight. "The device was damaged and the retrieval process was conducted in several stages," the committee said in a statement. It said a vessel used equipment to pick up the memory unit, which is considered the recorder's most important part. *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EAST* Russia announces renewed ceasefire ...more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Wall Street Journal:** Obama’s Drone Revamp Gives Military Bigger Responsibility, Keeps CIA Role* *Long-promised plan seeks to give the U.S. military the lead and increase transparency* WASHINGTON—A long promised plan by President Barack Obama to shift control of U.S. drone campaigns around the world gives the U.S. military an expanded role, but retains a Central Intelligence Agency role in the targeted-killing program for the foreseeable future, according to officials briefed on the secret arrangement. Mr. Obama’s plan settles a three-year turf battle between the CIA, the Pent... more »

Israel’s Military Intelligence Chief: Syria As A State No Longer Exists. 'Slim' Hopes for Syrian Peace Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevy speaks at the Herzliya Conference at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya on June 15, 2016. (Adi Cohen Zedek) *Defense News*:* Israeli Intel Chief Has 'Slim' Hopes for Syrian Peace Deal* HERZLIYA, Israel — Likening war-wracked Syria to a “cemetery of the good, the bad and the ugly,” Israel’s military intelligence chief warned of “slim” prospects for the type of diplomatic settlement sought by members of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group. And even if the envisioned political transition deal were to be signed, Maj.... more »

Pentagon: If We Have A Chance To 'Take Out' The Leader Of the Islamic State, 'We Will Take It'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS's reclusive leader, makes his first public appearance and delivers his first sermon as the group's "caliph" at a mosque in Mosul, Iraq, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE VIA REUTERS TV *FOX News*: *US military: If any opportunity arose to kill ISIS leader, 'we would take it'* The U.S. military would take advantage of any opportunity to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a spokesman based in Baghdad told reporters Wednesday, adding that he could not confirm recent reports that a coalition airstrike killed the terrorist in Syria. "We... more »

Orlando Killer Posted On Facebook His Loyalty To The Islamic State While Killing Patrons Inside The Club

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*FOX News:* *Orlando terrorist's chilling Facebook posts from inside club revealed* In the hours after he blasted his way into an Orlando gay nightclub, and with his victims lying dead or wounded around him, Omar Mateen took to Facebook to pledge his loyalty to ISIS and threaten more attacks on the civilized world, a key lawmaker privy to the gunman’s posts told FoxNews.com Wednesday. Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 inside Pulse early Sunday, died when a SWAT team stormed the club. But in the roughly four hours between his initial rampage and his death, the 29-year-ol... more »

Is The Disaster In Libya Hillary Clinton's Fault?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Charles R. Kubic, National Interest:* *Hillary's Huge Libya Disaster* America has given up in Clinton’s wake. Prior to the February 17, 2011, “Day of Rage,” Libya had a national budget surplus of 8.7 percent of GDP in 2010, with oil production at 1.8 million barrels per day, on track to reach its goal of 3 million barrels per day. Currently, oil production has decreased by over 80 percent. Following the revolution, the Libyan economy contracted by an estimated 41.8 percent, with a national deficit of 17.1 percent GDP in 2011. Before the revolution, Libya was a secure, prospering,... more »

Russian Spy Ships Are Shadowing U.S. And NATO Naval Exercises In The Baltics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
BALTOPS 2016 participants steam in formation June 10, 2016, in the Batlic Sea. France Air Force Warrant Officer Cedric Artigues via DVIDS *FOX News:* *Russian spy ships 'shadowing' US Navy during large NATO exercise, Navy admiral says* Two Russian intelligence gathering ships are currently shadowing U.S. Navy and other NATO vessels operating in the Baltic Sea during a major international exercise this month, according to U.S. Navy Vice Admiral James G. Foggo III, leading the exercise. “What we have seen is shadowing by two Russian intelligence vessels since we left port in Tallinn... more »

The US Navy Discussing Plans To Implant Tracking Chips On Their Sailors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Many people now have chips implanted in the fleshy part between thumb and index finger. (Amal Graafstra/Dangerous Things) *The SUN*: *US Navy ‘discussed plans to fit humans with microchips and track their every move’* Officers met with "transhumanist" presidential candidate to talk about controversial surveillance technology. The US Navy has held meetings to discuss highly controversial technology which could one day allow the government to track the movements of every single citizen in the country, The Sun has learned. A number of naval officers visited the home of an American pr... more »

CIA Director Gives Grim Assessment On The Fight Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Islamic State’s Terror Capabilities Intact, CIA Chief Says* *John Brennan cites Sunday’s terror attack in Orlando* WASHINGTON—A two-year campaign by the U.S. and other countries to defeat Islamic State has failed to disrupt its capability to carry out terrorist attacks, Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said Thursday. Airstrikes and efforts to cut off its access to cash have been in place since mid-2014, but the group has continued to adjust its strategy to continue operating—and influencing others. Mr. Brennan attributed Sunday’s terror at... more »

The Watchtower

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
All along The Watchtower, Princes kept their view While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, 2. Outside in the cold distance, a wildcat did growl. 2 riders were approaching, and the wind began to howl... Big Wheel keep on turning, Proud Mary keep on burning. Rollin' *(rollin')* Rollin' *(rollin')* Rolling on The River... *WATCHTOWER CEREMONY* Edited by Frater Osiris 2000 [Taken from *The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magick* by Israel Regardie (New Falcon: 1994). It has been slightly edited to bring it into a more concise and useable format consistent wit... more »

Labour MP Jo Cox Has Died After Shooting Attack

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Jo Cox, the labour MP for Batley and Spen, has died after she was shot and stabbed during an attack in her West Yorkshire constituency earlier today. The 41 year old mother of two was ‘shot three times and stabbed with foot-long knife’ in Birstall according to witnesses Police said that Cox had suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at 1.48pm on Thursday by a doctor with paramedics at the scene. The BBC reports: A 52-year-old man was arrested near Market Street, Birstall, West Yorkshire Police said. The MP held a weekly advice surgery nearby. The MP’s death was confirmed a... more »

Are Sanders and Clinton Coming Together? Depends on Who You Ask

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Bernie Sanders in March — What we will ask for if we lose. This is apparently still true.* *by Gaius Publius* Now that all the primary voting is complete, the Democratic Party has the task of uniting itself. In particular, that means uniting the Sanders voters and the Clinton voters into a force to repel the Republican candidate, presumably Donald Trump. How's that going? Depends on who you ask (I know, whom). Here's a good write-up by John Queally at Common Dreams. He opens (my occasional emphasis): *Clinton and Sanders Agree on Trump Threat, But Neither Ready to Endorse Other... more »

Argentina: Uncanny Light Source Photographed in Argentina

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 1 day ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and Visión OVNIDate: 06.15.16* *Argentina: Uncanny Light Source Photographed in Argentina* *The following is a message from Silvia Pérez Simondini, director of Visión OVNI and CEFORA, sent to UFO groups:* *Dear Friends,I was truly amazed on Sunday night. For 26 years, night after night, I have observed and have come to know each spot on the island from the summit of Cerro de la Matanza. On Sunday, with my friend Checo Jaroslav, we visited the summit once more, and I was astonished to see a vast source of light in the middle of the river. The lights of t... more »

Argentina: Google Supposedly Photographs a UFO at El Cholar

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 1 day ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and LMNeuquen (Radio)Date: 06.16.16* *Argentina: Google Supposedly Photographs UFO at El Cholar* A resident of Neuquén claims that an image in Google Street View captured the presence of a UFO at El Cholar in the northern end of the province. The renowned street and route-mapping system whose photographs make up one of the Internet’s most significant search engines recorded images of Provincial Route 6, linking El Cholar with the Pichachén Pass. The controversial image was taken by the Google car only kilometers away from El Cholar, heading eastward, leading ... more »

Peru: A Startling UFO Reported in Huánuco

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 1 day ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and Peru.comhttp://peru.com/redes-sociales/youtube/youtube-sorprendente-ovni-avistado-huanuco-peru-ufo-video-ovnis-noticia-459906Date: 06.16.16* *Peru: A Startling UFO Reported in Huánuco* Journalists for the Huánuco-based OVNIS TV program have shaken social media on account of a YouTube video they have published. The video records the afternoon sighting of some UFOs (alleged) in the vicinity of Puchuchinchi. UFO buffs and students have rekindled their interest in Peru due to the large number of sightings in recent months, which have been disseminated over ... more »

UPDATED: UK "REMAIN" Parliamentarian stabbed to death

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UK Campaign Poster for the "Remain" in EU side* *From RT:* *Labour MP Jo Cox has died after being shot and stabbed outside her weekly advice surgery in West Yorkshire. A 52-year-old man is being held by police.* Cox was shot and stabbed outside Birstall library. She was airlifted to nearby Leeds General Infirmary in a critical condition. Various eyewitness accounts say the MP was shot during a row with a man. *The gun has been described as either antique or hand made.* *["hand made"? Gawd......can we get a photo of that gun, media? Surely the media must have a photo of the "ha... more »

Abuses Of Iraq’s Hashd In Fallujah Operation

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 1 day ago
One of the major worries when the offensive to retake Fallujah began in the middle of May 2016 was how the Shiite elements of the Hashd al-Shaabi would act. In previous campaigns in Salahaddinand Diyalathey had been accused of abusing and killing civilians, destroying property, clearingout populations and not allowing them to return, and carrying out revengeattacksafter bombings. Quickly after the attack started stories began to emerge of bad behavior including destroying property, beatings, torture, and killings. Eventually the stories grew in number that the Anbar government issu...more »

Facebook To Track Shoppers

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Facebook will soon start tracking every shop you visit in the real world. Location services on smartphones will be used to track shoppers visiting bricks and mortar stores to convince retailers of the effectiveness of advertising with Facebook. Wired reports: User data will be anonymised, so Facebook won’t tell retailers or advertisers who visited what shop, but will provide them with data that shows how online ads lead to physical shop visits. The additions to Facebook’s Local Awareness system will also show users adverts for nearby shops and provide in-advert directions to find t... more »

Figures questioned online were manipulated, says Malaysia investigation

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
Many figures in four papers by a research team in Malaysia contain duplication or manipulation, a university committee has found, calling for multiple retractions. We learned about issues with three of the papers, including one in Scientific Reports, earlier this week when they were the talk of Twitter. As journals issued expressions of concern, and an expert wondered how […] The post Figures questioned online were manipulated, says Malaysia investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

We’ll Soon Be Plugged Into The Matrix Says Mark Zuckerberg

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Facebook co founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says we will be plugged into the Matrix within the next five decades. He believes that the social networks of the future will be powered by telepathy where people will be able to beam their thoughts and emotions directly onto the internet, in a world he described as “straight out of the Matrix”. He also claims that computers will soon be able to read our minds and beam our thoughts straight onto Facebook. During a Q&A session, Zuckerberg traced the evolution of online communications from text to photo to video to live video, predicting tha... more »

British Lawmaker Shot and Stabbed to Death

Gregory Katz at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this May 12, 2015 file photo, Labour Member of Parliament Jo Cox poses for a photograph. British lawmaker Cox has been injured in a shooting incident near Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England, it has been reported, Thursday June 16, 2016.] LONDON (AP) -- A British lawmaker who campaigned for the country to stay in the European Union was killed Thursday by a gun- and knife-wielding attacker in her small-town constituency, a tragedy that brought the country’s fierce, divisive referendum campaign... more »

Thoughts are electrical; emotions are magnetic ..

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Much is made of the electrical nature of the brain, chemistry, weather and even solar-planetary interactions, but precious little is known about magnetics. In my conversations with the SA they mentioned that gravity is caused by magnetics, not the mass of the planet. I also remember reading an early article about military ARVs (reverse engineered UFOs) and a general telling someone "its all magnetics". GW Hardin and I had a conversation over a year ago about the magnetic nature of the universe, I said to him that I thought it was all backwards, the electrical is a by product ... more »

Egypt: Black Box of Crashed Plane Found, Pulled Out of Sea

Maggie Michael at The Stream - 1 day 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) -- The cockpit voice recorder of the doomed EgyptAir p... more »

The Orlando False Flag Shooting: Even MORE Proof Of It Being A Massive Hoax!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I had to take yesterday as a day to do some personal business... Of course I was able to take a bit of time last night to surf the Internet for about an hour, and concentrate on the latest news about this Orlando Florida "shooting" that more and more is proving itself to be a massive operation to scare the crap out of the American people and have them willfully surrender their guns under the false pretext of "keeping them safe"... Once again, I want to present some more very interesting videos that come courtesy of my friend, Jody, who of course writes the excellent blog: "What They... more »

MUHAMMAD ALI AND WHO GETS TO BE US: Is Lonnie Ali allowed to say that?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016Part 4—Among liberals, who gets to be us:* Is Lonnie Ali allowed to say those things? At last Friday's memorial service for her late husband, a range of speakers addressed an age-old question: Who gets to be us? The answer was explicitly stated all through the service: Everyone gets to be us! For our money, the two most impressive speakers that day were Attalah Shabazz, the eldest child of Malcolm X, and 19-year-old Natasha Mundkur, a college sophomore—and they were *extremely* impressive. Shabazz and Mundkur each made it pretty clear that everyone gets ...more »

The European Union: An Un-Democratic Leviathan That Britain Might Just Escape

Stephen Meyer at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: tyranny] America’s closest ally, Great Britain, stands on the brink of a profound decision, one that could determine whether it remains the free, prosperous democracy that has worked closely with the United States since World War II, or goes on morphing into something... more »

Labour MP Jo Cox Critically Ill After Being Shot & Stabbed In Leeds

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Labour MP Jo Cox is fighting for her life after being shot and stabbed near her constituency in Leeds. She was ‘shot three times and stabbed with foot-long knife’ and, according to witnesses, the 41 year old mother of two was left lying in blood on pavement. The attacker allegedly screamed ‘Britain First’ as he calmly walked away. West Yorkshire Police have arrested a 52-year-old man. David Cameron has cancelled his trip to Gibraltar in light of the attack. It’s right that all campaigning has been stopped after the terrible attack on Jo Cox. I won’t go ahead with tonight’s rally in ... more »

Most scientific discoveries don't produce a technological gap

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Various websites criticizing modern physics attract all sorts of individuals who really think that people shouldn't do science – in the sense of finding out how things work. A commenter at Backreaction named "akidbelle" believes that some amazing constraints should be imposed: In my opinion, a successful theory leads to a technological gap. In this way, the sorcerer who could make fire was the scientist of the time - whatever the fairy tales he used to explain his doing. This is not a problem until a class of sorcerers emerges working not for the fire, but for the fairy-tales explan... more »

CorpEd's "Third Way" Is Corporate Welfare Stealth Scheme

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Corporate education reform is scrambling to come up with a new scheme that can be foisted on a general public that is now finally awakened to the giant sucking sound that charter schools make when they start drawing off millions of education dollars to fund segregated corporate reform schools. One such scheme in Massachusetts is the Third Way, which appropriately echoes, whether consciously or not, the Clinton-Blair style of neoliberal governance that put international corporatism ahead of the needs of people who work for a living. The resistance to charter expansion in MA is fie... more »

Women Required to Register for Draft in Senate’s Defense Bill

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Selective Service - 900] Women will be required to register for the draft soon, if an amendment in the Senate's defense policy bill stands. An amendment to the Senate's 2017 National Defense Authorization Act requires women who turn 18 on or after Jan. 1, 2018 to register... more »

Outright Murder, Kidnapping Highlight Latest Battle for Fallujah

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Smoke rises after airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition warplanes as Iraqi security forces advance their positions in the southern neighborhoods of Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants, Iraq, Sunday, June 12, 2016.] Iranian backed militias repeatedly killed and kidnapped Sunni civilians in a recent Iraqi effort to retake the Islamic State held city of Fallujah, an official report by the Sunni-majority Iraqi state of Anbar says. The report accounts 49 Sunni killed... more »

Revealed: 2012 Memo to Hillary Clinton Suggests US Was Supporting Terror Group That Became ISIS

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Hillary and Obama Secrets - 900] Did the Obama Administration actively help the terrorist group that grew to become ISIS? That's the implication of a secret memo sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, uncovered by Judicial Watch and pounced on by Donald Trump. The intelligence information report... more »

Congress Urged to Release Secret Pages From 9/11 Inquiry

DEB RIECHMANN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 9-11 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers backing the release of the 28 still-secret pages of a 2002 congressional report about the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are asking House Intelligence Committee leaders to declassify them by simply publishing them in the Congressional... more »

Russian Spy Ships ‘Shadowing’ US Navy & NATO Vessels In Baltic Sea

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A US navy commander says that Russian surveillance ships are shadowing American and NATO vessels which are taking part in a major military drill in the Baltic Sea Vice Admiral James G. Foggo, who is leading the major exercise, said “What we have seen is shadowing by two Russian intelligence vessels” He added that the Russian ships were “well behaved” but have refused to communicate with the U.S. Navy despite coming as close as one mile at times with U.S. and allied vessels. Press TV reports: The exercise, involving US and NATO vessels, includes more than 40 ships and some 6,000 sail... more »

Obama Administration Officials May Revoke Accreditation Group’s Status, Affecting Over 800,000 Private School Students

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Education] Obama administration officials have recommended revoking accreditation authority for the nation's largest for-profit college accreditor. The decision could affect over 800,000 students at about 900 different campuses, which would lose access to federal student loans if the death sentence becomes a reality.... more »

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