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Sunday, June 19, 2016

19 June - Blogs I'm Following

My Feedly!  II

10:19pm MDST

The Pentagon Wants To Hire Civilians For Military Leadership Positions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 minutes ago
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008. Wikipedia *Military Times:* *The Pentagon's controversial plan to hire military leaders off the street* Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants to open the door for more “lateral entry” into the military's upper ranks, clearing the way for lifelong civilians with vital skills and strong résumés to enter the officer corps as high as the O-6 paygrade. The idea is controversial, to say the very least. For many in the rank-and-file military, it seems absurd, a bewildering cultural... more »

Imagine What A Landslide It Would Be If The Democrats Nominated Someone Other Than Hillary!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 minutes ago
Friday, writing for the *NYTimes*, Maggie Haberman asserted that Trump's response to his collapsing poll numbers is that he "hasn't started yet." When asked about fears that he's dragging Republican candidates up and down the ticket into an unprecedented disaster, "he dismissed concerns from Senate Republicans that he may be a drag on their candidacies in the fall. 'And I have tremendous Republican support,' Mr. Trump said. 'Unfortunately they never talk about that, they talk about the few rebels... I think I’m going to help,' Mr. Trump said of the Senate candidates. And he suggest... more »

Did A SAS Sniper Succeed In Killing Two Islamic State Fighters With One Bullet 1,000 Meters Away?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Forces TV *Daily Mail:** SAS sniper takes out two ISIS car bombers with a single shot as they were driving towards their target in Libya * * Ambush was set up with Libyan troops after intelligence on the bombers * White Mercedes was travelling at 30mph when Libyan troops shot at it * But they missed and the SAS sniper had to step in from 1,000m away * He fired two shots to gauge the distance then hit the driver in the head An SAS sniper took out two ISIS car bombers with a single shot when they were driving towards their target in Libya. The heroic sharpshooter saved hundreds of liv... more »

The Battle For The Islamic State City of Sirte In Libya Is Intensifying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Daily Mail:* *SAS corner hundreds of jihadi fighters in 'kill boxes' - but the desperate fanatics are using PREGNANT women as human shields* * Elite commandos have attacked IS fighters by land, sea and air in Libyan city of Sirte * SAS and SBS retaking control of crucial oil port in terror group's last bastion in the country * British forces - and US Navy Seals - deployed drones and high-tech infra-red cameras to locate hundreds of jihadis * IS has run the city as an extremist caliphate for the past 18 months British special forces have corralled hundr... more »

Syrian And Russian Jets Launch Airstrikes On the Islamic State Near The City Of Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Assault on Raqqa: Syrian and Russian jets hit Tabqa* Tabqa, west of ISIL's de facto capital Raqqa, facing bombardment, resulting in deaths and mass exodus, activists say. Syrian government and Russian jets have stepped up the bombardment of a town in northern Syria held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, increasing pressure on the fighters, according to a monitoring group. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the warplanes carried out at least 18 air strikes since dawn on Sunday on the town of Tabqa, just west of Raqq... more »

U.S. - Russian Fighter Jets Came To Close To Firing At Each Over Syria This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Two Russian Sukhoi SU-25 bombers are pictured at the Hmeimim military base in Syria on December 16, 2015. Photo: Paul Gypteau/AFP *David Axe, Daily Beast*: *U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria* *American and Russian fighter jets had a tense showdown in the skies above Syria as the Russians dropped bombs on U.S.-backed rebels.* U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The aerial close encounter unders... more »

The Battle To Reclaim The Iraqi City Of Fallujah From The Islamic State Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*The Telegraph*:* Fallujah dispatch: inch by inch they advance, sniper and booby traps at every turn* Fallujah was supposed to be empty. Most Islamic State fighters were reported to have all fled, but the elite troops that had been fighting in the Iraqi city for a month knew better than to take their enemy lightly. Several hundred jihadists are still holed up in Fallujah, officers said, and they are mounting a desperate defence. Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the city on Sunday, slowly tightening the noose around a fanatical core of Isil fighters determined to fight to the end... more »

U.S. And Allies To Raise $15 Billion To Support The Afghan Army Until 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. Army soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment take up positions while Afghan soldiers search motorists, during a joint U.S.-Afghan military patrol in a village in Arghandab Valley in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Erik De Castro *Khaama Press*: *US and Allies expected to raise $15 billion for Afghan forces in NATO summit* The United States and its allies are expected to raise $15 billion for the Afghan National Defense and Security (ANDSF) in the NATO summit scheduled for next month in Warsaw, it has been reported. The funds will be ... more »

South Korea Prepares To Wage Cyber Warfare Against North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A student, who requested to be known only by surname Noh and his face not to be photographed due to security reasons, sits in front of a computer while demonstrating softwares during an interview with Reuters at War Room at The Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji *Reuters*: *Keyboard warriors: South Korea trains new frontline in decades-old war with North* In one college major at Seoul's elite Korea University, the courses are known only by number, and students keep their identities a secret from outsiders. The Cyber Defense curriculum, fund... more »

'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin Who Played Pavel Dead At 27 After Freak Car Accident

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Daily Mail:** PICTURED: The mangled gate which Star Trek star Anton Yelchin, 27, was pinned against by his two TON Jeep when it rolled backwards and killed him in freak accident* * Found early Sunday morning on his steep driveway pinned between car and a brick mailbox * Vehicle was in neutral and engine was still running; police still investigating but say no suspicious circumstances * Rising star will next be seen in Star Trek Beyond, out in July * Tributes flooded in, with Star Trek co-star John Cho writing 'I'm in ruins' Photographs taken at Star Trek star Anton Yelchin's home... more »

U.S. Government To Release 911 Transcripts With Orlando Shooter. All References To The Islamic State Have Been Edited Out

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Real Clear Politics*:* Lynch: "Partial Transcript" Of Orlando 911 Calls Will Have References To Islamic Terrorism Removed* In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage. "What we're not going to do is further proclaim this man's pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda," Lynch said. "We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State]." *Read mor... more »

Muslim Americans Are More Likely to Reject Violence than Many Groups

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
*One of the many reasons I started this blog was to challenge readers with facts, thoughts and ideas that regularly challenge comfortable worldviews, all the better to keep you and I on our intellectual toes.* *Ten years ago that meant explaining to people who didn’t want to know that even if we aren’t at war with Islam, that doesn’t mean it isn’t at war with us – and **has been for some decades**. It meant pointing out five years ago that **calling for the death of evil idea does not mean calling for the death of a person**.* *Today, now that many folk have belatedly realised ... more »

Our Recommendations

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
by Stephen Krashen, Susan Ohanian, & Jim Horn Research studies over the past half-century show the effects of poverty and segregation as major factors determining school achievement. Our proposal would protect children who are being harmed by the impact of poverty, segregation, and standardized tests. In order for no children to be left behind, then, we propose, No child left unfed: proper nutrition for all children for breakfast and lunch. No child without proper health care. No child segregated by ethnicity, ability, or economic class. No child without access to a well-supp... more »

Testimony sent to the Democratic Party Platform Committee: Horn, Ohanian, Krashen

skrashen at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
To: Democratic Party Platform Committee From: Jim Horn, Professor of *Educational* Leadership, Cambridge College Susan Ohanian, former teacher, writer, author of One Size Fits Few, What Happened to Recess and Why Are Our Children Struggling in Kindergarten?Stephen Krashen, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern CaliforniaTestimony on Education Research studies over the past half-century show the effects of poverty and segregation as major factors determining school achievement. Our proposal would protect children who are being harmed by the impact of poverty, segregation, and... more »

The Outrageous Attack on Conservative Christians After the Orlando Massacre

Michael Brown at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Bible, Hands, Prayer, Christians, Christianity, Peace] In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, leftist voices are not only blaming conservative Christians for the tragedy, they are now calling on Christians to renounce their sacred beliefs and historic convictions, as if holding to a biblical definition of... more »

Amy Adams is an idiot

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
Amy Adams argues that cannabis is a gateway drug for meth. Amy Adams is an idiot. It is not … What is true however, and what the minister in charge of prohbition needs to realise, urgently, is that prohibition of cannabis is a gateway policy in encouraging production and dristribution of meth – Milton Friedman pointing out many years ago when the War on Drugs was born that prohibiting all drugs encourages drug suppliers to supply and produce the most potent and toxic drugs per kilo. (You know, if you’re going to carry risky illegal substances around as a supplier, then you’re b... more »

What Does It Mean To Be A Berniecrat? Take Tulsi Gabbard

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Trump-Gabbard '16?* Many progressives heard of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) for the first time when she quit the DNC, denouncing the wicked #DebtTrapDebbie Wasserman Schultz and endorsed Bernie. If that made her a progressive in anyone's mind, it was a mistake. This week she was in the news again-- as a hold-out in endorsing Hillary-- a good progressive position on the surface... but not necessarily when you read between the lines. In many ways, she's even further right o the political scale than Hillary. (Bernie fans need to be aware of the fact that ProgressivePunch's alg... more »

From what exactly would Britain be Brexiting?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Britons voting in the referendum to leave the EU should be reminded that leaving the EU does not mean leaving Europe –which will remain in the same geographic location it’s always been -- nor even that Britain will or needs to leave men of the existing European political insitutions that other European nations either do or do not belong to. For instance, Britain is already outside both the monetary union and Schengen agreement on free travel (making the Brexit vote nothing at all about immigration), while countries both inside and outside the EU are outside and inside both. It... more »

Netanyahu’s Former Advisor Appointed As Facebooks ‘Head Of Policy’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Facebook and the Israeli government are joining forces in order to crack down on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement online. A former senior adviser to Israels Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been appointed as the social networking sites head of policy and communication. Alaraby reports: Jordana Cutler, also chief of staff at the Israeli embassy in Washington, has joined Facebook’s Israel office to oversee the planning and execution of measures taken to combat BDS campaigns. Cutler’s new post was applauded by the minister of public security Gilad Erdan, who ann... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 4 hours ago
*Administration Policies Aren’t Fixing Student Loan Crisis* Current federal policies in place to alleviate the burden of student loans aren’t working because they don’t focus on the root cause of the problem, which is the high dropout rates at many postsecondary institutions, according to a recent Manhattan Institute report. The report, entitled Is There a Student Debt Crisis? answers that question by stating that the real problem is not “ballooning monthly payments” for college graduates, but rather the debt that non-graduates carry without the ability to generate the income a co... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 4 hours ago
*Clip on photo to enlarge* *A referendum is being held on Thursday, June 23rd, to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. **To many, Britain leaving the EU is the equivalent of escaping fortress Europe, with all its stifling rules, tariffs and regulations, as well as the growing possibility of a United States of Europe and new world order. As expected, Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama and the corporate media are solidly for maintaining the status quo but the bottom up forces of change are determined to rightfully be heard on June ... more »

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Land of Make-Believe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Moody Blues, “Land of Make-Believe” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E32Nvlb8p98

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Leiria, Portugal. Thanks for stopping by!

The Economy: Greg Hunter, “Right Now It’s About Keeping the Whole System from Collapsing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Right Now It’s About Keeping the Whole System from Collapsing”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Financial writer Andy Hoffman says the real endgame is upon us, and big money people like “Bond King” Bill Gross know it. Hoffman explains, “He has said some pretty alarming things that are pretty well in line with what all the other ‘big money’ people have has been saying lately. We’re talking about the biggest debt explosion in history on top of the already biggest debt edifice in history. He also is talking about Japan’s endgame is to forgive their debt. Forgive means default. It ... more »

"Letting Go Of The Little Stuff: A Matter Of Priorities"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Letting Go Of The Little Stuff: A Matter Of Priorities"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we stop worrying about unimportant matters, we can devote so much more of ourselves to what is truly important. We experience numerous disappointments each and every day. Our expectations go unmet, our plans are blocked by circumstance, our wishes go unfulfilled, and we discover that our lives are subject to a myriad of forces beyond our conscious control. In some cases, our response is powerful because we must invest ourselves and our resources to overcome genuine hardship. In others, ou... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“America's Culture of Ignorance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
* “America's Culture of Ignorance”* By James Quinn “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” - Thomas Edison "The kabuki theater that passes for governance in Washington D.C. reveals the profound level of ignorance shrouding this Empire of Debt in its prolonged death throes. Ignorance of facts; ignorance of math; ignorance of history; ignorance of reality; and ignorance of how ignorant we’ve become as a nation, have set us up for an epic fall. It’s almost as if we relish wallowing... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The fact that someone says something doesn't mean it's true. Doesn't mean they're lying, but it doesn't mean it's true. All of us cherish our beliefs. They are, to a degree, self-defining. When someone comes along who challenges our belief system as insufficiently well-based - or who, like Socrates, merely asks embarrassing questions that we haven't thought of, or demonstrates that we've swept key underlying assumptions under the rug - it becomes much more than a search for knowledge. It feels like a personal assault. In his celebrated book, 'On Liberty', the English philosopher J... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: "6 Despicable Right-Wing Moments This Week"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"6 Despicable Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *McCain and Palin Race Trump to the Bottom"* by Janet Allon "It has been hard—one would have thought impossible—to eclipse the sadness and outrage in the aftermath of the Orlando slaughter. And yet, a posse of craven, opportunistic Republican politicians, Fox Newsians and washed-up, Trump-supporting celebrities have managed to quickly hit new depths of depravity and cruelty. And they have done it with glee, without even waiting for the dead to be identified, let alone buried. Of course, we should have known Trump would shock us all over... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Spirit Moves”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
2002, “Spirit Moves” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmwGjLx5bOo

"Tensions Between US/NATO & Russia Are Flaring Dangerously"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Tensions Between US/NATO & Russia Are Flaring Dangerously"* by Chris Martenson "As if there weren’t enough crises to worry about in the world already, from shooting rampages to accelerating species loss, the US and NATO continue to ‘poke the bear’ and risk an outbreak of war with Russia. I wish this were idle speculation. But if you haven’t been paying close attention, you'll probably be shocked at just how much direct military and diplomatic provocation has been going on between NATO/US and Russia over the past several years -- and in recent weeks, in particular. Even more shock... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic island universe some 200,000 light-years across. Located a mere 60 million light-years away toward the chemical constellation Fornax, NGC 1365 is a dominant member of the well-studied Fornax galaxy cluster. *Click image for larger size.* This sharp color image shows intense star forming regions at the ends of the bar and along the spiral arms, and details of dust lanes cutting across the galaxy's bright core. At the core lies a supermassive black hole. Astronomers think NGC 1365's prominent bar plays a crucial role in the galaxy's e... more »

Chet Raymo, “tl;dr”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“tl;dr”* by Chet Raymo “When I was invited to write a weekly column for the Boston Globe (the original Science Musings) those many years ago, I thought it took at least a thousand words to say anything that anyone would want to read. A gripping lead. Statement of theme. Development of theme. Recapitulation of theme and catchy exit. A thousand words were about right. I was paid by the column, not the word count. As the years passed, I learned that brevity is the soul of wit, and the column slowly shrank. 900 words. 800. After all, he who coined the phrase stands as the greatest wit... more »

"And Never, Never, To Forget..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget." - Arundhati Roy

"Contradictory Co-existing Realities..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Living with contradiction may be nothing new to humans, but acknowledging it, and accepting it are. Even the dictionary has trouble accepting a paradox, calling it 'two things that seem to be contradictory but may possibly be true.' But that's not a real paradox- a real paradox IS contradictory and IS true. So I don't even call them paradoxes anymore, I call them 'contradictory co-existing realities,' both in direct opposition to each other, both true at the same time." - Shellen Lubin

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, June 4 to June 11, 2016"- Pending Update

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, June 4 to June, 11 2016"* By Bob Nichols *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva (San Francisco) June 11, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. There is no way to recover from these kinds of exposures. There is no medicine and there is no cure. Millions now possess a shortened life span due to their radiation exposures. Are you next or already Zapped? Let’s get right to it. *All Radiation Counts re... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Elizabethton, Tennessee, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Horace, “Ode I. 11”; "Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Ode I. 11”* “Leucon, no one’s allowed to know his fate, Not you, not me: don’t ask, don’t hunt for answers In tea leaves or palms. Be patient with whatever comes. This could be our last winter, it could be many More, pounding the Tuscan Sea on these rocks: Do what you must, be wise, cut your vines And forget about hope. Time goes running, even As we talk. Take the present, the future’s no one’s affair.” - Horace (65-8 B.C.E.)

The Poet: Charles Simic, “The White Room”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The White Room”* “The obvious is difficult To prove. Many prefer The hidden. I did, too. I listened to the trees. They had a secret Which they were about to Make known to me- And then didn't. Summer came. Each tree On my street had its own Scheherazade. My nights Were a part of their wild Storytelling. We were Entering dark houses, Always more dark houses, Hushed and abandoned. There was someone with eyes closed On the upper floors. The fear of it, and the wonder, Kept me sleepless. The truth is bald and cold, Said the woman Who always wore white. She didn't leave her room. The sun p... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"A Simple Conclusion..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"We were not born critical of existing society. There was a moment in our lives (or a month, or a year) when certain facts appeared before us, startled us, and then caused us to question beliefs that were strongly fixed in our consciousness- embedded there by years of family prejudices, orthodox schooling, imbibing of newspapers, radio, and television. This would seem to lead to a simple conclusion: that we all have an enormous responsibility to bring to the attention of others information they do not have, which has the potential of causing them to rethink long-held ideas." - Howar... more »

Geopolitics: “Danger: Obama Ignores Russia’s Valid National Security Worries”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Danger: Obama Ignores Russia’s Valid National Security Worries”* by Eric Zuesse “When the democratically elected President of Ukraine was violently overthrown in February 2014 and replaced by a rabidly anti-Russian regime, not only the residents in the areas of Ukraine that had voted heavily for him (Crimea having voted 75% for him, and Donbass having voted 90% for him) were terrified by what they viewed to be a bloodthirsty new regime, but Russians were, too, because the dictators who were installed made clear their hatred of Russians and even of speakers of the Russian language ... more »

Score it as a win: This neighborhood gets to keep its supermarket (for now, at least)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*I can't tell you who did what, but whoever did what, hats off to Senator Espaillat, Councilmembers Levine and Rodriguez, the Hudson Heights Owners Coalition, Community Board 13, and whoever else did whatever it took to achieve this happy result.* *by Ken* It may not sound like that big a story -- a neighborhood gets to keep its supermarket -- especially when you consider that what we here in Manhattan call a "supermarket" is so un-super, Manhattan real-estate prices being what they are, that folks accustomed to supermarkets that spread out over an acre or two would take one look ... more »

Heat domes

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
Nice who is the architect.

Jo Cox UK MP: Syrian No Fly Zone Advocate & Obama Campaigner

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
Plus, most likely an intelligence asset, oh I mean "foreign aid worker" *Hattip Marie!- who also has a must read post on JC* *and thanks anonymous commenter too! * I find the killing of UK MP- *J*o *C*ox *(catchy name- JC aka Jesus Christ or male body part)* * Flashback: Je Suis Charlie = JeSus, Jesus or JC = Messianic Archetype* * Jo Cox gave her life to save Syrians???* *Kinda interesting.*.For a number of reasons Sure there is t*he whole Brexit issue*- Her timely killing gave pause to the campaigning and perhaps the vote? Who really knows? Was the * killing *enough to alter the c... more »

Message from the 11th century: ‘Don’t feed the trolls.’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
“Sometimes the best social media tips come from the 11th century,” says Sarah Kendzior. Muslim philosopher Al Ghazali may be very much responsible for the state in which the world finds Islam today ("but for [whom] the Arabs might have been a nation of Galileos, Keplers and Newtons"), but Kenzior has found four sage pieces of advice from the anti-reason advocate that sound eminently, well, *reasonable* when it comes to dealing with four types of online troll. - *Type 1: Jealous haters.* Advice: *“Depart from him and leave him with his disease.”* - *Type 2: …* ... more »

it's crunch time at the bargaining table

laura k at wmtc - 5 hours ago
Now here's an interesting calendar of events. June 27-29: The Negotiating Committee for CUPE Local 1989, Mississauga Library Workers Union, returns to the bargaining table for three days. June 30: The Negotiating Committee presents membership with a settlement offer. If the bargaining team recommends ratification, there is a ratification vote. If we do not recommend ratification, there is a strike vote. July 2: Summer programming begins at all our libraries. Free programs for children and youth attract a huge number of customers. July 4: The City of Mississauga and CUPE Local 1989... more »

Twisted — A Catholic Bishop Blames Christianity for a Muslim Murdering 50 in Orlando

Jason Jones & John Zmirak at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Denial Peter] You need not turn to the ACLU or The New York Times to hear the Orlando jihad massacre blamed on "intolerant" Christian faith. If you’re a Catholic in St. Petersburg, Florida, then your very own leader preached such a message.... more »

Is Islam an Inherently Violent Religion, and Can We Trust the Usual Answer to That Question?

George Yancey at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Muslim fighter with automatic rifle and machine-gun belt, Islamic Radicals, ISIS] One of the many questions arising from the Orlando shooting tragedy is the nature of Islam. While there may be other factors, clearly the shooter's (I refuse to say his name) motivation is rooted in his Islamic faith -- he... more »

ESPN to Give Mizzou Football Humanitarian Award for Black Lives Matter Strike

Blake Neff at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Mizzou football] ESPN announced it will give the University of Missouri (MU) football team a special humanitarian award in July for the team's strike, which led to the the school's president being fired and a massive drop in enrollment. Last fall, MU... more »

Now Appearing in Showhegan, Maine.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Lisa Savage (holding Syria sign) was the 'Master of Ceremonies' at our BIW rally yesterday. She kept the speakers and music going throughout the day, including during the arrests of the Zumwalt 12. I didn't have a photo of her until today. I wanted to include her in the photo essay I posted yesterday. The banner we held at BIW during the arrests ended up in Lisa's van. So she took it to their weekly Sunday bridge peace vigil in Showhegan, Maine this morning. Lisa is the founder of a new group called Maine Natural Guard.

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago

Academics Flip Out Over Melissa Click Getting Fired

Blake Neff at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Melissa Click - 900] The nation's largest group of college professors has placed the University of Missouri (MU) on an academic censure list over its decision to fire Melissa Click for attacking a student journalist. The group claims that despite her egregious behavior, Click... more »

Victoria Crone. Bully.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
If there were any doubt about how Victoria Crone sees the role of Auckland mayor it was removed forthwith this morning. She thinks the role of mayor is *bully*. Either unable or unwilling to investigate the reasons for land banking – far and away the primary cause being the ring-fencing of the city by council’s planners, which motivates land-owners to simply sit and wait for planners’ progressive rezoning or the economic results thereof – Crone’s response is the response of big bullies everywhere: a “big stick.” (Her very words.) What does *her* stick look like? It looks like a... more »

EU Referendum: What Would Trotsky Do?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
What would Leon Trotsky, architect of the Russian Revolution and founder of the Red Army, think about Britain's referendum on the European Union? You don't have to idle away in speculation. *He wrote on this very topic*. Well, sort of. In his article, The Programme of Peace from May 1917, Trotsky muses over the war aims of the contending great powers and is quite clear that one of its drivers was economic development, and how it is frustrated in Europe by border posts and tariffs. If Imperial Germany was to be the victor, it would see the imposition of a continent-wide customs unio... more »

The Body Of A Man Who Died Watching ‘The Conjuring 2’ Has Gone Missing

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A 65-year-old man died while watching the horror movie ‘The Conjuring 2’ and now his body has gone missing. The film is about paranormal events occurring at a house in north London haunted by an evil entity. The death of the man and the disappearance of his body along with the person charged with transporting the cadaver, have been attributed to the supernatural. The man collapsed after suffering chest pains at a cinema in India. The Sunday Express reports: He was rushed from the Sri Balasubramaniar Cinema to a nearby hospital in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu where he was pronounce... more »

Making Three Point Shots

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
Justin Trudeau is changing the rules about how to do politics. Evan Solomon writes: “We were perhaps behaving in a way that was resembling more the previous government,” Trudeau told stunned reporters as he explained that he would cede to opposition requests to more fairly distribute seats on his electoral reform committee—a sudden and surprising climbdown. Did Trudeau just compare himself to Stephen Harper? Yes, he did. This was after he’d already reversed course on the assisted-dying bill’s Motion 6, which would have limited opposition debate. And after he’d apologized—numerous ... more »

FDA Approves Stomach Pumping Device For Obesity

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new obesity treatment device that can remove 30% of food from the stomach after a meal to help with weight loss. Unnecessary contents of the stomach is sucked through a tube attached to a pump and disposed of in the toilet, bypassing most of the digestive tract. RT reports: The strange device, called AspireAssist, is intended for people suffering from obesity who are over the age of 22 with a body mass index of 35 to 55, and who have failed to lose weight naturally. While the mere thought of the food draining tube may be enou... more »

After Lawmaker’s Death, UK Referendum Campaign Resumes in Earnest As Vote Nears

GREGORY KATZ at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Former London Mayor Boris Johnson prepares to speak at a Vote Leave campaign event, at Old Billingsgate market, London, Sunday June 19, 2016. British voters head to the polls on Thursday to decide if the country should stay in the European Union or leave it.] LONDON (AP) -- Britain’s long and difficult referendum campaign has resumed in earnest after a three-day halt caused by the killing of Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox in a brazen knife and gun attack. The death has cast a pall... more »

You think?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Sue and I have always loved our 'introspective posts' and we haven't done many recently, so... ****** Will that last post about Mishal Husain's EU/immigration documentary provide yet more 'proof' of '*ITBB *bias'? I ask that because an anonymous commenter has just recently commented *"Is this blog biased? Not a tricky one either"* on a defunct thread about Mark Mardell's EU referendum coverage. (I'd written, *"Is former BBC Europe Editor Mark Mardell biased? Not a particularly tricky one that!"*?) I'm guessing he (or she - or, in these times of transgender awareness, they) thi... more »

Media Casually Trample Evidence at Orlando Shooter’s Apartment (Video)

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The FBI must have ‘accidentally’ left the doors unlocked and the windows open to the Orlando shooter’s apartment… Reporters were able to take a tour of Omar Mateens home, a supposed crime scene, just 24 hours after what had been called ‘largest terror attack since 9/11’ The same thing happened after the San Bernardino shooting, only in this instance the media had no need to break through a barricaded but unguarded residence, because the FBI left the doors to Mateens apartment unlocked and the windows open following their initial investigation. Video by TRUTHstreammedia Claire Berni...more »

Oil Bust Leaves States With Massive Well Cleanup

PAUL J. WEBER at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Oil Rig, Fracking Drill Rig, Gasoline, Crude Oil, Oil Industry, Natural Gas] BIGFOOT, Texas (AP) -- The worst oil bust since the 1980s is putting Texas and other oil producing states on the hook for thousands of newly abandoned drilling sites at a time when they have little money to plug wells... more »

GOP’s Trump Says US Should Consider Profiling Muslims

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, shouts to Secret Service agents that supporter Diana Brest, right, had been waiting in line since 2 a.m. to see the candidate speak at a rally Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Phoenix.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should “seriously” consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example of the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting increasingly backing positions that could single out a group...more »

This is Not the Same Person

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
This one is Norse - it's a Triskellion, you see it everywhere from the Isle of Man Flag, to the South Afrikan Boer AWB to The Ultimate Avengers. It's also a *777*, the Perfect Number of The Christ, raised to the Third Power. These are Celtic. The Celts were Black. Although, I concede, the person in this picture likely does not know that. This may or may not be photoshopped - either way, it doesn't really look quite right. And the T-Shirt is brand new and never been washed.

Political Assassination and BreXit : 1979 ReDux

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*"Ah, well it's 1979.... More of a Table Wine, you might say...."* *This is Not the Same Person* *Britain First *is a membership organisation and a political party. This is not like the IRA or the Masons, they DO hand out membership cards. He hasn't got one. This man in custody is a member of no political party. When NATO Intelligence and MI6 wanted to murder Airey Naeve, they had to invent INLA to do it. They weren't like 5, they couldn't penetrate the IRA and trick them into murdering Mountbatten and publicly accepting the blame for it; You ask 99% of people that have eve... more »

The James Wesley Howell Incident: Is This The Smoking Gun That Blows All False Flag Attacks In America To Smithereens?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
Just last night, I came across a most important story coming out of Santa Monica California, that if true, blows every single false flag incident that we have seen across America to hell, and shows undeniable proof that the US government and their criminal CIA have been using these false flags to purposely scare the crap out of the American public and to have them blindly accept new laws, especially those that strip them of their rights and their guns! I figure I would look at that report and write an article here to show everyone what was discovered and what it means in our exposu... more »

Nigel Farage: Jo Cox’s Death Takes Momentum Out Of Leave Campaign

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
UKIP leader Nigel Farage suggests that the campaign to leave the EU has lost its momentum since the tragic death of Labour MP Jo Cox on Thursday Cox was a supporter of Britain staying in the European Union. Recent polls indicate that momentum could be changing in favor of the ‘stay’ vote. Farage, like others do not know what influence the late MP’s horrendous killing would have on next Thursday’s EU referendum. He suggests that the ‘leave’ campaign need to fight on against the establishment to regain their momentum over the coming days. BuzzFeed reports: The UKIP leader signalled th... more »

Staged Performance: US Diplomats Up In Arms, Pentagon To Rescue Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Fifty-one serving U.S. diplomats have leaked a memo asking President Obama to attack the Assad regime in Syria hoping to stem the bloodshed in the worn torn country. Russian media believes that the recently signed so-called “dissent memo” from U.S. State Department employees is a staged performance by the U.S. to give the impression of democracy. Russian news website Vzglyad say that the goal to remove the Syrian regime remains, the diplomats have simply admitted their failure to settle the conflict and now want to shift responsibility to the Pentagon. Sputnik reports: Dozens of St... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #172 The Mohammed Accords

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
The subject of the "*Mohammed Accords"* came up on David Wilcock's blog. It was the first I have heard of them. Those of us who were in Morocco are a little familiar with the Islamic world and customs so i was curious about this one.... As we have stated before the *SSP has been run by the former controllers. * I do believe Corey Goode is being truthful in what he believes is true. But he does present the SSP view of things, and Corey is an ex off-planet slave of the SSP. The SSP very much desires to control how much data is released and what data is released. The SSP is mad... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #171 A Question from Beverly about Pets being allowed on Galactic Spheres, The Surprise Identity of Bubba the Wonder Cat

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
*AK Note; this was some really unexpected data on pets. Man of us have suspected our much loved furry friends were a bit more than they seemed, and some have been seen to do interdimensional tricks and even follow in the dream state. Beverly's question is one I never thought to ask....* Sat, Jun 18, 2016 12:29 pm *Beverly: Denice,* *Beverly: Now this is funny. I debated about asking this, sat down to write to you, and the clock is 11:11. So, I guess my timing is good whatever the answer.* *Beverly: Terran and I have an ongoing discussion about him wanting first a cat, and se... more »

Jo Cox : The Patsy

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
The person being arrested, Doesn't have these tattoos.

US Election Update - Indictment avoiding Hillary tells Donald "Delete Your Account!"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*Hillary tells Donald "Delete Your Account"* The American electoral farce continues. The above "Twitter War" video shows how low it has sunk. I was going to do a post about the lack of real issues being discussed but events have, as they sometimes do, overtaken the pace of analysis. *In this morning's news, I see the e-mail scandal again threatens to take Hillary out of the race entirely. *If Hillary were "Josephine Schmuck", and not the Rogue Deep State CIA governments' last great hope for continued power, she would have been indicted and tried years ago. But Hillary is* NOT* Jose... more »

Mishal Husain, the EU and immigration

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I've been a little bit surprised at how little has been written (so far) about Mishal Husain's BBC Two documentary *Britain & Europe: The Immigration Question. * I've seen barely a comment about it anywhere (other than here). For me, however, it was one of the most striking 'landmark' programmes of the BBC's entire EU referendum coverage. Why has there been so little comment? Was it because few people watched it? Or that they *did *watch it but found nothing to complain about? I have to say that *I* found it thoroughly biased. Yes, Mishal Husain & Co. covered their backs by feat... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
*Here are various statistical takes on the BBC's coverage of the EU referendum, starting with some updates on Newsnight and BBC One's News at Six...* *BBC TWO Newsnight Interviewees* The difficult question this week was whether to include Thursday and Friday's interviews in the wake of the murder of Jo Cox. As both discussions spent time discussing how the murder relates (or doesn't relate) to the EU referendum debate (with some of the guests making points against one side or the other), it was obviously necessary to include them. Here's the latest list: 13/6 Joint interview: *Rob... more »

Weekly Menu #22

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
[image: Weekly Dinner Menu] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: [image: Let me plan your weekly dinner menu for you! All recipes are tested in our kitchens and are sure to please the pickiest of picky eaters.] Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker Liz On Call – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – Organized Island Sunday Breakfast Quesadilla[image: breakfast-quesadilla-850x580] Monday Spicy Shrimp Salad[image: Spicy-Shrimp-Salad] Tuesday Chicken Nuggets[image: IMG_109311] Wednesday Foil Dinner Packets[image: foil-dinner-1] Thursday One Pot Be... more »

Keep Your Political Interference to Yourself: A Case for Academic Freedom and Shared Governance

amurdie at Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
Hi, Ducks! It’s me, Amanda. It’s been a long time. I’ve not blogged in awhile. There were many reasons for the break. First, it was a busy spring: I finished up being the ISA Program Chair, got a new position I am excited about, and continued working on projects that I love. It’s also been […]

Lame Counterfactuals and American Politics

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
This has been going around: Why is this such a dumb counterfactual? Let me count the ways: Unlike parliamentary elections, individual voters could not vote for the full range of candidates–they voted in either the Democratic process or the Republican process Unlike parliamentary elections, the primary/caucus processes in the US were not simultaneous but sequential. […]

Thousands On Okinawa Protest The U.S. Military Presence On The Island

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*New York Times*:* At Okinawa Protest, Thousands Call for Removal of U.S. Bases* TOKYO — Tens of thousands of people on the Japanese island of Okinawa gathered on Sunday to demand the removal of American military bases in what organizers said was the largest demonstration against the United States presence there in two decades. The protest, in Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture, was billed as a memorial for a 20-year-old woman who was found dead last month. A United States Marine veteran who was working as a civilian contractor on the island has been arrested in connection w...more »

Jolly Probably Can't Be Reelected In His Florida House Seat-- ANd The NRCC Hopes He Loses

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
As we mentioned yesterday, you'd have to be terribly naive to imagine Rubio wasn't running for reelection. David Jolly's exit from Florida's U.S. Senate primary is just another indication that it's a done deal. The NRCC doesn't like Jolly-- who exposed their predatory fundraising tactics on *60 Minutes*-- but he really is the only shot the GOP has told hold that recently much bluer swing district against Republican-Democrat hybrid Charlie Crist. Jolly claims he can win the seat again by focusing on local issues. Jolly likely won't have the same help from national Republicans in t... more »

A Look At How China's Navy Is Trying To Catch Up To The U.S. Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Alex Lockie, Business Insider:* *How China's navy rapidly modernized to rival the US's* A recent report from the US Congressional Research Service details how China's navy, the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), has undergone a stunning modernization push that puts it near parity with the US. In fact, China's military posture and prowess in the Western Pacific presents the US with a challenge unseen since the end of the Cold War. By perfecting deadly ballistic and cruise missiles, by buying and designing submarines, planes, and surface ships, by cracking down on corruption an... more »

Bolivia Does What AFT/NEA Refuse to Do--Flips the Gates Bird

Susan O at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
* by Susan Ohanian* *NOTE:* I've done two things Bill Gates has never done: 1) Gone to a Bolivian market with my mother-in-law & bought a chicken 2) Taught in public school for 20 years Until now, I've never made pronouncements on chickens in Bolivia. In his blog, Bill Gates pronounces "It's pretty clear to me that just about anyone who's living in extreme poverty is better off if they have chickens. In fact, if I were in their shoes, that's what I would do--I would raise chickens." Gates goes on to give lessons in chicken husbandry, including the fecundity of chickens and the emp... more »

Will China Notice That There Are Two U.S. Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups In The Western Pacific?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
The aircraft carriers John C. Stennis, left, and Ronald Reagan, right, and other warships on Saturday in the Philippine Sea. Credit Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg/U.S. Navy *New York Times:** U.S. Carriers Sail in Western Pacific, Hoping China Takes Notice* BEIJING — In a show of strength before an international court’s ruling on China’s claims in the South China Sea, the United States Navy sent two aircraft carriers and their accompanying ships on training drills in the western Pacific Ocean on Saturday. The carriers John C. Stennis and Ronald Reagan sailed close together in... more »

The U.S. Navy's New Missile Is A Ship Killer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Image: Raytheon *Kris Osborn, National Interest: Ship-Killer:* *The U.S. Navy's New Precision-Guided Missile Is a Big Deal* The Navy has finished test and evaluation of a new fighter-launched weapon which will soon deploy as a new air-launched, precision-guided missile able to use a two-way data-link to identify and destroy moving targets at sea, service officials said. Navy Director of Air Warfare, Rear Admiral DeWolfe Miller, announced that the Navy's first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon, JSOW C-1, reached initial operational capability, or IOC. "IOC is declared for JSO... more »

Here Is The Latest Pentagon Excuse To Retire The A-10

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Col. Mark Anderson (Tail No. 188), 188th Fighter Wing commander; Maj. Doug Davis (Tail No. 639), 188th Detachment 1 commander; Col. Brian Burger (Tail No. 613), 188th Operations Group commander; and Capt. Wade Hendrickson (Tail No. 638) conduct a training mission Dec. 30, 2013, over Razorback Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch) *DoD Buzz:* *Budget Caps Latest Excuse to Retire A-10 Aircraft: Advocates* Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh and the man who would succeed him, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, both said this week that automatic spendi... more »

The Canadian Air Force Is On The Verge Of 'Falling Apart'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Ricardo Traven, the chief test pilot for the Boeing Super Hornet, sits in the cockpit of the fighter at the Boeing plant in St Louis, Mo. The fighter is one alternative to the F-35. *CBC:* *CF-18 airframes approaching their age limits as replacement debate rages* *Canada's fighter jets running out of airframe life, according to data tabled in Parliament.* Canada's current fleet of CF-18s is rapidly wearing out, according to new figures tabled in Parliament, and there are fresh questions emerging about how well the fighter jets, and other so-called legacy aircraft, will be able to... more »

U.S. Air Force Special Operators Showing The Strain From 15 Years Of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Special Tactics Airmen assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing conduct static line jump operations from a U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron during Emerald Warrior, over a training range near Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 9, 2016. (Photo by Gregory Brook/U.S. Air Force) *DoD Buzz*: *Air Force Special Operators Stressed After 15 Years of War: Chief* After a decade and a half of war, one of the most stressed career fields in the Air Force is the battlefield airmen who make up the Air Force Special Operations Command. “They’re ge... more »

Can The U.S. Use Its Growing Energy Clout To Pressure China And Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
An oil derrick is seen at a fracking site for extracting oil outside of Williston, North Dakota, in this file photo taken March 11, 2013. REUTERS/SHANNON STAPLETON/FILES *Washington Free Beacon*: *Report: U.S. Can Use Energy Clout to Pressure Russia, Ease Tensions With China* *Experts say America can use status as global energy power to advance national security goals.* The United States has been slow to recognize how its emergence as a leading energy producer can be used as leverage to build cooperation with China and apply pressure to Russia, according to a new report. The U.S.... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] It is once again Sunday, and as usual time for my weekly rant... Today is of course Fathers Day, and I of course want to give a special shout out to all those hard working dads out there... I of course take time to reflect on my own father that passed away back in 1999 due to the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease..... I am indeed the man that I am today in part to the teachings of my father... One thing that I do want to share with everyone about my father is the fact that when I was young and watching and listening to all the propaganda coming out of the Jew spe... more »

It's Miller Time at a Trump Rally...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*do you anti-Trumpers really understand what you oppose?* Stephen Miller is a senior advisor to Trump. Word is that the Energizer Bunny weeps quietly in a corner every time he witnesses Miller speaking What exactly is unconstitutional about anything he is saying? For that matter, what has Trump ever said that was unconstitutional? *Stephen Miller Pointing out Hillary's Corruption, Special Interest at Donald Trump Rally 06 18 2016 *

The 10 Page Common Core Report Card

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Introducing the latest pile of bullshit from the Common Core technotwits--a report card that parents can't understand and that tells children nothing they need to know--all in a forest-devastating 10 pages of itemized, um, standards. If you believe that everything children need to learn in school can be reduced to mountain of discrete infobits, then you are soon to be the winner of an schooling system based on children becoming "competent" in those infobits long enough to click the correct screen item, thus demonstrating as much. Education based on an sea of sequential competenci... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Orlando Killer's Father "Knew Obama"? Schmoozed In Washington, Sought Afghan Presidency In light of the above, remember the well known ties between the Bush and Bin Laden families; the Bush family and that of John Hinckley, Reagan shooter In addition, see: The Father of the Terrorist, referring to the "underwear bomber." Some German banks are doing the 'unthinkable' Earth's atmosphere is traveling back in time, and that's a very bad thing Belgian police staged 'several dozen' anti-terror raids and arrested 12 people She's 'no longer here': The Orlando sh... more »

4,800 Nurses Begin Strike at Minneapolis-Area Hospitals

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota is part of the Allina Health network.] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- About 4,800 nurses at five Minneapolis-area hospitals have begun a weeklong strike over a contract impasse. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association members began striking at 7 a.m. Sunday at hospitals operated by Allina Health -- Abbott... more »

The Antarctic Has Been Warmer Than Now For Most Of The Last 8000 Years

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL068356/full A paper recently published attempts to measure the relationship between ice accumulation and temperature in Antarctica for the last 31000 years. The study is based in West Antarctica. I won’t go into the details, which were covered by WUWT here. But what was interesting were the temperature graphs included, […]

They're Bringing Drugs, They're Bringing Crime, They're Rapists

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
You might not know it from looking at him-- with the $60,000 weave, all the plastic surgery and the cosmetics-- but Wednesday old man Trump turned 70. It was also the first anniversary of his descent down the escalator at Trump Tower in NYC to make his ugly, racist speech against Hispanic-Americans, a speech which has wrecked the Republican brand (again) among the fastest-growing voter demagraphic in the country. In fact, what Trump's vicious speech did was accelerate that growth, as Hispanics flocked to registered to vote in greater numbers than anyone can recall. Patricia Sulli... more »

British EU Referendum Fight Could Be David Cameron’s Doom

JILL LAWLESS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Friday June 26, 2015 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron pauses before speaking during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels. In calling a referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union, Cameron has made a gamble that could end his career — and take his country out of an international alliance it joined more than 40 years ago.] LONDON (AP) -- It’s often said that David Cameron is a lucky politician who has seemed to coast through politics on instinct and charm during a career that has culminated in six years as British prime minister.... more »

Crews Make Progress Against Home-Threatening Western Fires

ROBERT JABLON at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Firefighters watch as a helicopter makes a water drop over a wildfire near Santa Barbara, Calif., on Friday, June 17, 2016. The latest size estimate Friday morning is nearly three times the previous acreage, with just 5 percent containment. The fire has been stoked by the region's afternoon and evening "Sundowner" winds, which blast down the face of the Santa Ynez Mountains toward the Pacific Ocean.] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Firefighters battling home-threatening wildfires in the West caught a break overnight as gusty winds died down but with the region bracing for sweltering heat... more »

Trump: ‘It Would Be Helpful’ if Republicans Would Help Him

JILL COLVIN & MICHELLE RINDELS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters as he arrives to speak at a rally Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Phoenix.] LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Donald Trump railed Saturday against efforts by some frustrated Republicans planning a last-ditch effort to try to thwart him from becoming the party’s nominee, threatening at one point to stop fundraising if Republicans don’t rally around... more »

Persecution of Pro-Life Doctors Isn’t Limited to Cuba. It Happens Here.

Chuck Donovan and Daniel J. Engler at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Cuba] Want to know a good way to get yourself expelled from your life's work and jailed in Cuba? Be pro-life. Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, who is an Afro-Cuban physician and human rights activist in Cuba, is living proof. He, and a few... more »

The True Importance of Women

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Diverse People Friendship Togetherness Connection Rear View Concept] Most of us can look around and appreciate much of what has been given to us. Maybe it’s family, talent, a job or a roof over our heads and food on the table. I say most of us, but many,... more »

From Our Father to All Fathers: Words of Advice on Parenting

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Father Son by Ocean - 900] Father's Day is a time to celebrate and honor our fathers and the sacrifices they've made for us. Our heavenly Father gives men guidance throughout the Bible on how to be a good earthly father. Whether you are a first-time... more »


Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
I’m away for the next ten days, so as usual posting will be light and moderation slow Paul

Hong Kong Bookseller Contemplated Suicide in China Detention

KELVIN CHAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee listens to a reporter's question during an interview in Hong Kong, Sunday, June 19, 2016. The Hong Kong bookseller whose disappearance sparked international concern says he was so despondent during his detention by authorities in mainland China that he considered suicide. In an interview Sunday, Lam told The Associated Press that he thought about using his clothes to hang himself but couldn't find a way to do it in the small room where he was kept under constant watch for five months.] HONG KONG (AP) -- A Hong Kong bookseller whose disappeara...more »

Happy Father's Day

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 16 hours ago
Consider this an open thread since I'll be out most of the day having lunch and seeing the new X-Men movie with my sons, the elder one coming in from Virginia. See you back in the funny pages tomorrow.

Iranian Official: We’re in Negotiations With Boeing for 100 Planes, Thanks to Iran Deal

NASSER KARIMI & JON GAMBRELL at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, an Iran Air Boeing 727 landed on its nose, after the landing gear jammed, at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran. Boeing Co. is negotiating a deal to sell 100 airplanes to Iran, state-run media reported Sunday, June 19, 2016 a sale potentially worth billions that would mark the first major entry of an American company into the Islamic Republic after last year's nuclear deal.] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Boeing Co. is negotiating a deal to sell 100 airplanes to Iran, state-run media reported Sunday, a sale potentially worth billions that wo... more »

Okinawa: 65,000 Protest US Military After Contractor Suspected in Rape, Murder of Japanese Woman

YURI KAGEYAMA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Anti-U.S. base protesters shouts slogans at a rally in front of the National Diet building in Sunday, June 19, 2016. Tens of thousands of Japanese on Sunday protested the presence of U.S. military bases on the southwestern island of Okinawa, many of them wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in which a former U.S. Marine is a suspect.] TOKYO (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people on Okinawa protested Sunday against the presence of U.S. military bases on the Japanese island, many wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in which an Amer... more »

Ceremony at Victims of Communism Memorial Honors Activists Against Tyranny

Andrew Egger at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Victims_of_Communism_Memorial_-_Washington,_D.C.] As the world marked the 27th anniversary of the massacre of students in Tiananmen Square this month, a group gathered at the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington D.C. recently to remember the casualties of oppressive Marxist regimes and honor those... more »

(America At War With Itself?) Middle Class Death March  (Politics of Disposability)  Taxpayer Is Unicorn Meat? (Nazi USA Coming Up) Missing 28 Pages Explains 9/11 Origins?

America at war with itself? (Max, say it ain't so!) That would explain all the other wars the U.S. is involved in as semi guilt relief with all that murder and mayhem assauging the fact that U.S. neoliberal leaders have been waging war against the Middle Class (and all the people living in their now nonexistent trickle-down stream) for the last 40 years. Hello Reaganism Reborn! Yeah. I still

Pennsylvania: Parents Charged With Sale of Daughter to Man Accused of Raping Her

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: This photo provided by the Lower Southampton Police Department shows Lee Kaplan. Officials acting on a tip Thursday, June 16, 2016, found the 51-year-old Kaplan at his Feasterville, Pa., home, along with 12 girls ranging in age from six months to 18 years. Kaplan's charged with aggravated indecent assault. The girl's father, Daniel Stoltzfus, is charged with conspiracy of statutory sexual assault and children endangerment. Her mother Savilla Stoltzfus is charged endangering the welfare of a child.] FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have been searching the home of a Penns... more »

Celebrating Father’s Day with a Difficult Dad

Lael Arrington at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Little girl disturbing her dad while he is watching TV.] I know my Dad loved me and always wanted the best for me. He never, ever abused me. But as I grew older, when it came to nurturing a heart to heart relationship, he just wasn't that into me. When... more »

Parents Of Girl Injured By Rope On Camping Trip Sue Texas School

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Parents of a 12 year old black schoolgirl are suing her school, alleging that their daughter suffered rope burns to her neck when she was attacked by a group of boys during a school camping trip in Texas.. The parents allege that their daughter was injured by a group of white children who intentionally put the rope around her neck and dragged her to the ground, resulting in her injuries. They have now filed a £2million lawsuit, claiming the incident appeared to be racially-motivated and amounted to bullying. Live Oak Classical School said in a statement that the girl’s injuries were... more »

Japan: More Than 50,000 Gather In Okinawa For Anti-US Military Rally

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Over 50,000 people gathered in Okinawa to protest against heavy a US military presence following the murder of a local woman by a former Marine and a string of other incidents. This was one of the biggest demonstrations in two decades against US military bases. The Protest marks a new low for US and Japanese relations over Okinawa and threaten plans to have US air station moved to another part of the island. RT reports: The rally, which organizers said numbered more than 65,000 – including Governor Takeshi Onaga and officials from opposition parties – has taken place in Okinawa’s ca... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Honoring Shipmates Killed Off Guam

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: USS South Dakota benediction Guam - 900] The crew of the USS SOUTH DAKOTA stands with bowed heads, while Chaplain N. D. Lindner reads the benediction held in honor of fellow shipmates killed in the air action off Guam on June 19, 1944. - National Archives

June 18: the irving press reaches new depths

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 21 hours ago
Clergy could tell us the truth much better than newspapers do. But they don't. I thought of that as I read today's Faith page sermonette. The writer quotes Obama on the Orlando killings. "...hate attacks cannot be tolerated." And he quotes Clinton, "Weapons of war have no place on our streets." And then he cites God, "God hates evil, and so must we." Hate attacks cannot be tolerated? The Christian world has been busily attacking Muslims for a century. And to win support for these attacks, much of the west has been bombarded with calls to hate Muslims. Remember the Charlie Hebdo ... more »

School's Out Giveaway!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
School's out! It's time for your kids to enjoy the fun of Summer vacation and what better way to do that than with a huge giveaway full of products to make their summer even more amazing! Check out the great brands that are participating and the items one lucky winner will receive: *Kid-O-Bunk *Whether you’re hosting a sleepover or traveling to a vacation destination, the kids will always get a comfortable night’s sleep with Kid-O-Bunk by Disc-O-Bed. Kid-O-Bunk’s tool-free, patented lock-in disc system makes assembly so easy - even your kids can help! With no mid beam, the hygi... more »

Ambulance chasing is a justifiable strategy to search for the truth

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
As Ben Allanach, a self-described occasional ambulance chaser, described in his 2014 TRF guest blog, ambulance chasers were originally lawyers with fast cars who were (or are) trying to catch an ambulance (or visit a disaster site) because the sick and injured people in them, potential clients who may have a pretty good reason to sue someone and win the lawsuit. For certain reasons, this practice is illegal in the U.S. and Australia. Analogously, in particle physics, ambulance chasers are people who write many papers about a topic that is hot, especially one ignited by an excess in...more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
BOOM! @USNavy #USSJackson withstood the first of three full ship shock trials! pic.twitter.com/s2JJMOUNPi — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) June 19, 2016

When the Mayas Invaded America

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
Some of the opinion here is biased of course but the reality of a successful Mayan province in southern Mexico is surprising. We are seriously uninformed and blinded by our own biases. There is real hope for the proper emergence of a new Mayaland that includes Belize, Guatemala and a small part of Southern Mexico already operating independently. It will involve the separation of the Spanish component in some form along with true land reform inasmuch as most depend on small farms.. The sooner done the better but will likely demand a full well org... more »

Meeting the Mayas

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
[image: MayaWomen-QuintanoRoo] This is an eye witness to present day Mayan culture and politics. Obviously, the Maya to this day are resisting the Spanish through guerrilla activities. We really do not know this. It creates another aspect to Spanish rule in Latin America generally. It obviously demands a political resolution but we have known this forever. Education will eventually change this out. I presume it is all evolving into a better situation. Otherwise the depth of feeling is disturbing. Most of us are living post ethnic lives through the process of our educ... more »

Is This a Huge Million-Year-Old, Man-Made Underground Complex?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
.The problem just gets bigger and harder to ignore. Age is always speculative but certainly all this is at least Bronze Age. Heat based mining explains tunnels though. It is a method we are only now re discovering. Add in the Pleistocene Nonconformity, 13000 years ago, in which this geography suffered severe upheaval and it becomes a whole new problem. In fact is is plausible that this is the country than had survivable upheaval allowing structures to survive. Thus i have the potential for structures been built from 45,000 BP though 13,000 BP. That needs to be thought thr... more »

The U-28 Sea Creature

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
In this case, the creature was seen in broad daylight by several highly trained observers with binoculars as well although not mentioned here. This was clearly a Mososaur, also observed several times off new Zealand. Not accepting this particular report is unacceptable. Other attempts to explain are feeble at best. What we do know is that two specific creatures live in the deep. One is the Sea serpent and the other the Mososaur. Neither need to ever come to surface at all. This represents very good confirmation. We need to get down there and to simply be quiet to observe wh... more »

This Is The Russia That I Know

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* The focus in the West is on Putin, his cronies, the Russian military, a depressed economy, and video shots of the Kremlin. The real Russia that I know .... as the above video reveals .... is very different. Darn ... I feel homesick.

Is The Islamic State About To Go 'Underground' In Iraq?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Fighters from the Iraqi Shi'ite Badr Organization walk past a poster depicting images of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on the outskirts of Fallujah. Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters *Natasha Bertrand, Business Insider*:* Iraqi forces have made 'rapid, unexpected' gains against ISIS, but the victories may signal an ominous new reality* The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) entered the ISIS stronghold of Fallujah on Friday, recapturing the city's main government building and hospital with minimal resistance from the jihadists. Tim Arango, The New York Times' Baghdad bureau chief, describe... more »

Iraq's Army Opens A New Front Against The Islamic State South Of Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iraqi soldiers gather to go battle against Islamic State militants south of Mosul , Iraq, June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer *Reuters:* *Iraqi forces open second front south of Islamic State-held Mosul* Iraqi forces opened a second front on Saturday in preparation for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, a day after government troops declared victory over the militants in Falluja. Elite counter-terrorism forces and two army divisions, backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, advanced from a northern refinery town towards an airfield seen as key for a move to retake M... more »

How Hillary's VP Choice Can Make Her More Than A Post-Script To The Clinton-Bush-Obama Era

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by emorej a Hong Kong* Some wild ideas get more and more logical as you think about them. Although this election cycle has conditioned many (more) of us to expect the worst from Hillary, perhaps it is still possible for her to surprise us (in a good way) with her Vice-Presidential selection. The tea leaves are depressing, notably the conventional wisdom that Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown are too populist and independent-minded to fit well on Hillary's ticket, and that the other (leaked) shortlisted candidates all have even worse flaws, as summarized in this recent Dylan Ma... more »

Report: There Has Been A Military Clash Between Syrian Government Forces And Hezbollah In Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Hezbollah funeral for one of its fighters killed in Syria. (YouTube/Channel 4 News) *Middle East Monitor:** Assad and Hezbollah forces clash in Aleppo* Several clashes have taken place in Aleppo between the Syrian regime army and Hezbollah militia. Dozens have been killed and wounded, reported the Huffington Post on Friday. Aircraft belonging to the regime have been targeting Hezbollah militiamen, noted the London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. Sources from the Syrian opposition said that the clashes erupted due to mutual accusations that troops had retreated in the face of the enemy a... more »

Did Russia Use Cluster Bombs Against U.S.-Backed Syrian Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
#SOHR released pics from New Syrian Army camp near al Tanf after it was bombed#Syria #Iraq cc @green_lemonnn pic.twitter.com/pxiAqYstyU — маяковский (@moscow_ghost) June 18, 2016 *Washington Post:* *Images suggest that Russia cluster-bombed U.S.-backed Syrian fighters* Russian airstrikes targeted the base of U.S.-backed Syrian fighters near the Jordanian border earlier this week, according to U.S. defense officials, prompting the most aggressive response from the Pentagon since Russia began its air campaign over Syria last year. New images released Friday by the Syrian Observator... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- June 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:** U.S.-backed forces advance against Islamic State in Syria* *U.S.-backed Syrian forces edged closer to an Islamic State stronghold on the border with Turkey on Saturday while Russia's defense minister visited President Bashar al Assad to discuss military operations.* The visit came only hours after the Syrian army and its Iranian-backed militias, which have been supported by Russian air power, lost several villages to Islamist rebels as they made significant advances in the countryside south of Aleppo. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rebel capt... more »

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu Meets President Bashar Assad In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT:* *Russian defense minister meets Assad, inspects Khmeimim airbase in Syria* Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has visited Syria where he met with President Bashar Assad and inspected the Khmeimim air base, the Russian military said on Saturday. Shoigu and Assad discussed military cooperation and fight against terrorism. Shoigu has met with the Syrian leader upon the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Ministry’s spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement. “Topical issues concerning military cooperation between the two countries’ defe...more »

A 9/11 Mystery

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *New York Times:** A Saudi Imam, 2 Hijackers and Lingering 9/11 Mystery* WASHINGTON — Inside an opulent palace in Riyadh late one evening in February 2004, two American investigators interrogated a man they believed might hold answers to one of the lingering mysteries of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: What role, if any, did officials in Saudi Arabia’s government play in the plot? The man under questioning, Fahad al-Thumairy, had been a Saudi consular official based in Los Angeles and the imam of a mosque visited by two of the hijackers. The investigator... more »

The Fatherless Epidemic in America – “Why Don’t I Have A Daddy?”

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Irwin Ozborne* - The rate of fatherlessness has spiked dramatically in the past few decades.

Should Members Of Congress Pay For Their Complicity In Mass Gun Slaughter?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
If you read *DWT* with any regularity you probably know we're pretty tough on law and order around here. This isn't an "abolish the death penalty" blog. This is a "let's use the death penalty much more" kind of blog-- albeit not until we have a perfected justice system that doesn't penalize suspects for being minorites or for poverty. Once that's all set, you better hope I'm not ever a judge. For example, all the Members of Congress who have carried out the diktats of the NRA in regard to ending the assault weapons ban-- how would you like seeing Heidi Heitkamp and every Republican... more »

Putin Warns Trump ‘New World Order Out To Get You’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Brave Vladimir Putin has delivered a scathing attack on the New World Order and warned Donald Trump that the ‘secret cabal’ have him ‘in their crosshairs.’ ‘There is a secret cabal above the elected rulers of your country, they have very clear goals for the next couple of years…They do not want you to be President, and they are conspiring against you.‘ President Putin hasn’t endorsed Trump, but any enemy of the New World Order is a friend of the Russian President’s, and he had a few words of warning to share with Trump when they spoke on the phone on Friday. Putin warned Trump to ex... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*Orlando Massacre Shows We Must Stop Teaching Children to Hate America* Despite signs everywhere that the Orlando massacre has failed to bring the country together, there seems to be a growing consensus on at least one point—considering a return to E Pluribus Unum. This is a national debate that conservatives have long demanded and should relish having. Sure, some are recalling the motto only to rebuke Donald Trump’s call for a suspension of immigration from Muslim nations. But that shouldn’t matter to conservatives, who should concentrate now on forcing the reopening of this dis... more »

Climate Tricks 53, Paleo-climate data to help counter climate alarmism

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
A greenie friend posted this paper published this week from climate central, Antarctic CO2 Hit 400 PPM For First Time in 4 MillionYears. Oyy, some guys attempt to use paleo-carbon data to sustain their climate alarmism movement. Ok, past 4M years of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. In their literature, "more CO2 = more global warming", an urban legend formulation. Here's why, just a few paleo-climate data. (1) Global temp 4,000 years ago. https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/.../warm... (2) Global temp 0.4 M years ago, https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/.../te... more »

Russian Hackers Prove Election Fraud Against Bernie Sanders

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Leaked DNC emails conclusively prove that Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic party in order to rig the election and ensure Bernie Sanders would not win the nomination. The leaked emails posted by Guccifer 2.0, reveals that the former Secretary of State plotted all manner of underhanded tricks to win the Democratic party’s nomination and, ultimately, become President of the United States. Theantimedia.org reports: “Our goals in the coming months will be to frame the Republican field and the eventual nominee early and to provide a contrast between the GOP field and HRC,” rea... more »

Clinton Email: We Must Destroy Syria For Israel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A leaked Hillary Clinton email confirms that the Obama administration, with Hillary at the helm, orchestrated a civil war in Syria to benefit Israel. The new Wikileaks release shows the then Secretary of State ordering a war in Syria in order to overthrow the government and oust President Assad, claiming it was the “best way to help Israel”. Newobserveronline.com reports: The document was one of many unclassified by the US Department of State under case number F-2014-20439, Doc No. C05794498, following the uproar over Clinton’s private email server kept at her house while she serv... more »

One Million People Rise Up In France Amid Media Blackout

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Over one million people took to the streets in France this week in protest against an ever-increasing totalitarian French government, in some of the largest anti-government protests the country has ever seen. On Tuesday June 14, witnesses described “war zone” scenes in the capital Paris, as the mainstream media failed to report on the biggest revolution in France’s recent history. Winteroak.org.uk reports: The Paris march was led by the biggest autonomous bloc that has been seen in the city for several decades, with a strong international anti-capitalist participation. It was attack... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
While I'm feeling seriously out of focus, the BBC News website now has this as its sixth most important news story in the world: *UK rock band Radiohead have condemned an attack on people listening to their new album at a record store in the Turkish city of Istanbul.* *Some 20 suspected Islamists beat up customers and staff for drinking alcohol and listening to music during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan...* *Radiohead described the assault on the Velvet Indieground store as an act of "violent intolerance".* In support of Radiohead and their Turkish fans in the face of the late... more »

Stephen Hawking: Robots, Bombs, Aliens Will Wipe Out Humanity Soon

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Professor Stephen Hawking has issued a stark warning recently, saying that he believes within the next 100 years human civilization faces extinction, thanks to man-made threats. The Astrophysicist warned users taking part in a Q+A on Reddit that the rise of artificial intelligence, nuclear bombs, and aliens could see the entire human race wiped from the face of the earth. Anonhq.com reports: While Hawking believes technology can ensure mankind’s survival, he simultaneously warns further developing AI could prove a fatal mistake. In a lengthy Q&A session on Reddit, Hawking explained... more »

Tensions Between US and Russia Reach Boiling Point

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Tensions between the US and Russia have reached an all time high this month, posing a real risk of an outbreak of war between Russia and NATO-allied countries. The continued military and diplomatic provocations coming from the US and NATO towards Russia over the last few years have finally reached boiling point. Peakprosperity.com reports: Even more shocking is that no one in power can provide us with a compelling reason for exactly why these tensions are flaring. It seems that Russia’s main sin is in not entirely, completely and immediately giving the US/NATO anything and everythi...more »

Obama Connected To Orlando Killer’s Father

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen, had ties to the White House and the elite in Washington, according to new pictures released of his father recently. Matteen’s father, Seddique Matteen, has been photographed visiting the State Department, the White House, and posing with members of Congress and officials from the Foreign Affairs Committee. Shtfplan.com reports: There are also rumors, though they are unconfirmed, that Seddique Mateen has also met with President Obama. His activity at the State Department and Foreign Affairs Committee also suggest possible liaisons with former Secr... more »

LGBT Gun Sales Soar Following Orlando Shooting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Following the Orlando shooting last Sunday gun sales within the gay and lesbian community have soared, according to reports by gun store owners. The alleged ‘lone wolf’ attacker, Omar Mateen, was so upset at the sight of two gay men kissing, that he killed 50 people and wounded 53 others who were visiting the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last week. Breitbart.com reports: Fox 31 Denver reports that gun sales to gays and lesbians are now through the roof. George Horne owns Denver’s The Gun Room and he says business “for this time of year…[is] three to four times what [they] normally ha... more »

Sacred Stone Camp Gathering July 8 -- 11, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago

Thousands Say Farewell at Christina Grimmie Memorial Service

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: FILE - In this June 29, 2014, file photo, "The Voice" Season 6 contestant Christina Grimmie performs as part of "The Voice Tour" at Cobb Energy Centre, in Atlanta. Family and friends are gathering in New Jersey on Friday, June 17, 2016, for a viewing and memorial service to remember Grimmie, who was fatally shot a week earlier, as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando, Fla.] MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Thousands of friends and fans said farewell to “The Voice” singer Christina Grimmie at services in New Jersey on Friday. Grimmie’s family received condolences for five hours ... more »

Information will set us free or make us straightjacket

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I see strainght jackets conform to the new realityu or we will have to wrap you up for your own human good anarchy programers humans just want to let it all be and work to build up disaste4s

Premature bell ringing could be loudness now

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
When they built Fuckashima with the depleted rod storage hanging over the reactor which was not ready for an earthquake or a Tsnamis what was ringing in the ears money, dollars Panchiko credits how could now ask yourself what other FUCKASHIMA are we living with in every neighbourhood just waiting to kill us cause it made money for someone?

Russia’s Defense Minister Visits Syria, Meets With Assad

VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), accompanied by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L), meets with military chiefs at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on May 10, 2016. / AFP / SPUTNIK / MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)] MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia’s defense minister visited Syria on Saturday to meet the country’s leader and inspect the Russian air base there, a high-profile trip intended to underline Moscow’s role in the region. Sergei Shoigu met with President Bashar Assad... more »

Trump beating Hillary cause he the MULE!!!

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Trump is the Asmonic mule that the master of the universe created but he felt abandoned with all that bankruptcy so he got revenge in a primary way and next day he will be President kiss his ring you masters of the universe who will adapt no doubt but will it be enough to keep you in trout or will acid eat you away like the pavement on a northern parkway.

No Comment Dick!

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Read so Dick, the world is now a Dick novel. 40 years ago I read alot of Dick works, however the one that sticks in my mind is Dr. Bloodmoney and I fear it may be his most accurate. Our leaders would rather destroy the planet than get along. *(Ed note I also believe we are on at least the second tech civilization)* Thats the world today. If it was ISIS trying to circumcise me and my wife I might squeal but to keep the world spinning not such a great sacrifice. Fortunately that's not a likely scenario. If you think the people in the middle east or people from anyplace are much dif... more »

I start hating Monday/s on Saturday

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
A fantastic song by the Boomtown Rats and a one hit wonder that oracled the Kardashians. As I thinkaboot this Monday I reflect. Fergus is only the first Falija light for America. Thats a good sign because on the Falujia scale America has had many lite fat events, and its trending heavy. Wait for the first IED to take out one of those monstrous police tanks. The real problem is that America and the white picket fence increasingly makes black people think they are living in Gaza. Sure every judge, police leader, and any other high fluten position possible is held by a black pers... more »

Unlimited Carets

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Lab grown stuff is so disruptive, so Star Trek, so egalitarian it gives me an illiegal smile. We are in a race between technology and common sense. The only problem with common sense is it is not so common any more.

More Photos from 'Stealth' Destroyer Protest at BIW in Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*Dud Hendrick (Deer Isle, Maine) being arrested at Bath Iron Works. Dud went to the U.S. Naval Academy and was an all-American lacrosse player there before going to Vietnam. He made a great speech at the rally before we were arrested for blocking the road in front of Bath Iron Works where the $4 billion Zumwalt 'stealth' destroyer was being 'christened'. Dud told about his own conversion of heart - today he is an active member of Veterans For Peace.* *Would Jesus Christ really bless a $4 billion destroyer or would he want to feed the poor and tend to the sick? Can't we do somet... more »

You Are Not Alone!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Zumwalt-12 after being released by police in Bath, Maine today. Arrested for blockingthe road in front of Bath Iron Works 'christening' of the new $4 billion Zumwalt 'stealth' destroyer. We told the media that we wanted to "interrupt the celebration of endless war and corporate profit" going on inside the event. All the Maine big wig elected officials were there - Republican and Democrat alike - all on their knees begging for more *$$$$* to build more damn warships while the rest of the nation is put on life support. We continue to call for the conversion of BIW to build rail, sol... more »

Experts: Radical Ideology is a Clear Motivation for Orlando, Despite Media Claims

Geoffrey Ingersoll at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ray Rivera, left, a DJ at Pulse Orlando nightclub, is consoled by a friend, outside of the Orlando Police Department after a shooting involving multiple fatalities at the nightclub, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.] During his rampage in a popular LGBT club in Orlando, Omar Mateen, called 911 to send a clear message: His allegiance to the Islamic State. After his initial burst of fire, he reaffirmed his pledge to the terrorist group and justified his attack as the... more »

Warren Relishes Role as Attack Dog Against Donald Trump

KATHLEEN RONAYNE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Elizabeth Warren-900] BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) -- Relishing her role as an attack dog, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren tore into Donald Trump on Saturday, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee a “thin-skinned racist bully” who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the White House.... more »

On Orlando

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
The other horror this past week (happening while I was too busy) was the appalling Islamist terrorist attack on gay people in Orlando. That was another atrocity which it didn't feel remotely right to post about at the time - despite the rest of the world seeming to rush in regardless. Bloggers are too often guilty of rushing in, abruptly judging and then fulminating furiously about things. It's a regrettable tendency, and - despite trying my best - I've not been entirely innocent of it myself over the years. (Sue, in contrast, has been entirely innocent of it). And when it comes t... more »

Noemi - In My Dreams

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Who doesn't love some Eurodance?

Islamist Extremists Attack Radiohead Event In Turkish Record Store

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An angry mob attacked a record store in Istanbul for celebrating Radiohead’s new album during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. A group of about 20 Islamists vandalized the record store and attacked a group of Radiohead fans with clubs and bottles threatening to burn the place down. RT reports: Up to 20 men identified as radical Islamists used pipes and bottles as weapons, according to witnesses. The attackers also reportedly threatened to burn down the record store with all the people inside. A video account of the attack was posted by the store owner on the Reddit website. The c... more »

Evidence Shows That Combining Multiple Childhood Vaccines Is NOT Safe

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The following press release should blow the lid off just one of the deliberate lies about vaccines that have been perpetuated by the CDC in the US, our doctors and of course big pharma itself. In the summer issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, medical research journalist Neil Z. Miller writes: Multiple childhood vaccines are often given at one visit, but contrary to the claims of public health officials there is evidence that this practice is unsafe. Yahoo news reports: — Miller used data in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), jointly operated by... more »

Until It Has Had Its Say

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
Chantal Hebert writes this morning that the battle over Bill C-14 signals a new source of opposition for any Canadian government -- the Senate: The legislative discussion over bill C-14 is over but the debate over the role of a more independent Senate in the larger parliamentary scheme of things has only just begun. It is already eliciting some diametrically opposed views as to the way forward. There are two clearly different views about how the Senate should function: At one extreme, there are those who would invest a more independent upper house with the mission of perfecting t... more »

Belgian Authorities Arrest 12 in Major Anti-Terror Raid

RAF CASERT at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Belgium - 900] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian authorities have raided dozens of homes and arrested 12 suspects in a major anti-terror investigation which they said required “immediate intervention,” fearing an attack could have been close. Across Belgium parties were being planned Saturday to watch live... more »

Excellent Article From Henry Makow: Why Women Aren't Getting Loved

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I am perplexed by the way our society has become these days... I have especially noticed over the last while how more and more young women are dressing ever more provocatively and yet I find by their facial expressions and the way they act that they are more and more miserable and very much lonely..... I have long said that this "political correctness" that we find in our society, and especially the bullshit called "feminism" has primarily destroyed women, and that we now have a situation where young women are no longer able to find the right person to marry and to have children w... more »

Do You Consider Yourself A Democrat In A Party Sense? Why?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Monday, Bill Press wrote that "Sanders was right in arguing that the primary system is rigged against him. It is!" THe super-delegate system, though, wasn't invented just to prevent Bernie from becoming president. It was a full frontal attack against the grassroots of the Democratic Party, meant to thwart any populist uprising that offered changes unacceptable to the party establishment. The system is indefensible by anyone short of a universally discredited harridan like Debbie Wasserman Schultz-- universally discredited, that is, outside the careerist and corrupted establishment... more »

Breaking News

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
#Breakingnews Hillary Clinton campaign hires Clinton Scandals Coordinator. #Guccifer2 #Guccifer3 pic.twitter.com/p1dCjV0c7E — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) June 18, 2016

Shark killed After Lifeguards Drag It Out Of Water To Take Pictures

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A shark was killed after it was dragged out of the water off the coast of the Dominican Republic for a photo shoot. Tourists and lifeguards near the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana captured the helpless creature and dragged it to shore so that they could take pictures with it. The animal is seen writhing in agony as it suffocates to death. The shocking video shows a group of men cautiously approach the shark near the shore. Warning: Sick Video The Mirror reports: In the video, the group can be seen jumping over waves as they try to catch the shark. It then appears to become ta... more »

‘Rebels’ Attack Syrian Army With Nerve Gas In Ghouta

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
‘Rebels’ in Damascus have reprtedly used crudely assembled chemical bombs to attack Syrian government troops with nerve gas as they advanced in Ghouta. The Syrian Arab news agency reported that terrorists, affiliated to Syria’s al Qaeda branch Nusra Front, used toxic gas to halt the advance of the Syrian Army in Eastern Ghouta after the government troops managed to reclaim territories from the militants after battles that lasted several days. “Several soldiers suffered breathing difficulties after the attack and were immediately taken to a military hospital. Thankfully, all of them ... more »

Oakland Loses 3rd Police Chief Amid Growing Scandals

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: File- This June 15, 2016, file photo shows Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf answering questions during a news conference at City Hall in Oakland, Calif. Another Oakland police chief has stepped down after two days on the job. Acting Police Chief Paul Figueroa is the third chief to be replaced in nine days amid a sex scandal that the city's mayor said involved "disgusting allegations" that a number of officers had sex with a teenage prostitute. Schaaf said Friday, June 17, 2016, her job is to "run a police department, not a frat house." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)] OAKLAND, Calif.... more »

Every Instituion worked by people is fundementaly corrupt

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
whats the solution http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-18/shockingly-corrupt-oakland-police-department-destroyed-16-tweets

As We Shift - No Blurred Lines

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
So much has happened “out loud”. Let’s dive inside for a moment. The thing about diving is, once you break the surface, everything changes. It’s quieter. Instantly you are seeing clearly things unseen above. Every sense is poised as you’ve entered another reality. Anything might show up. Here, there is certainty. There are no shocking revelations or questions. It is clear and your aim is true. In order to get where you are headed – you’ll have to remain pointed in that direction, unwavering while observant. Don’t miss the view. At first, when you hit the surface, it’s so... more »

On Jo Cox

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
It's proving hard to take in the horrific murder of Jo Cox, isn't it? I'm still struggling to find something helpful to say two days later. I'd never heard of her before she was killed but, like many, I've been in shock at her murder ever since. I just keep thinking of the hideous way she was murdered and about her poor children - her three-year-old daughter and five-year-old son. Plus how everyone in politics, from whatever side, seems to have liked her. And then everyone else piles in with their suffocating agendas and I find myself getting lost again. (I don't cope well with p... more »

DANIEL 2:43 PROJECT - Who Are 'They'? by Casey Green - Entities of the NWO

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 1 day ago
[image: FaceLikeTheSun] FaceLikeTheSun "A couple months ago, I was contacted by someone who said they had been doing research into things concerning the Vatican, Pope, and the Alien phenomenon. With so many topics to discuss in the "conspiracy community" I believe we have forgotten, or been distracted from what the true Great Deception will be."

Orlando shooter closely connected to US govt.: Ex-CIA contractor

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 1 day ago
[image: PressTV News Videos] PressTV News Videos Omar Mateen, the suspect in the Orlando nightclub shooting, was very closely connected to the US government, which is committing crimes on American soil using their own operatives, according to Steven D Kelley, a former NSA/CIA contractor.

21st Century Cyberwar Risks Escalating

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
NATO officially expands cyber-operations, in a move that can be construed as a de jure recognition of this new form of warfare: Lolita C. Baldor. (June 14, 2016). Air, land, sea, cyber: NATO adds cyber to operation areas http://bigstory.ap.org/article/b7a8330df0114498a1611257d4cb5d58/air-land-sea-cyber-nato-adds-cyber-operation-areas BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO agreed Tuesday to make cyber operations part of its war domain, along with air, sea and land operations, and to beef up the defense of its computer networks. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the decision to formally ... more »

Fukushima Daiichi June 19 1:30 AM

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Fukushima's common spent fuel pool is looking rather steamy this morning and the area near unit 3 continues to produce visible emissions:

The truth about the blockade of Gaza

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Here's some facts about the blockade of Gaza that you won't read about on the institutionally anti Israel BBC. Read here http://www.israellycool.com/2016/06/17/images-from-the-kerem-shalom-crossing/

A Righteous Cause

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*freefall* - As much as anything else, the enemy wants us spiritually compromised.

15-Minute Low Level Daily Exercise Can Cut Death Risk For Older People

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new study has found that a brisk 15-minute walk can reduce the risk of death among the over 60s by up to 22%. Experts say that just fifteen minutes of exercise a day may be a reasonable target for people over 60 who do not feel able to reach the current recommended targets for the amount of time they spend doing physical activity breaking NEWS reports: If older people engage in a low level of exercise their risk of death reduces 22% compared with those who are inactive, according to a study presented at the EuroPRevent 2016 conference. But those who reach the recommended weekly ta... more »

Blazing Guitars making music

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago

Trump the Mule

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Trump is the Asmonic mule that the master of the universe created but he felt abandoned with all that bankruptcy so he got revenge in a primary way and next day he will be President kiss his ring you masters of the universe who will adapt no doubt but will it be enough to keep you in trout or will acid eat you away like the pavement on a northern parkway.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Global warming will make it too hot to work in the tropics* *That's a reasonable summary of the long article below. It's complete nonsense. And it's REALLY nonsense to pick 25°C as a cutoff point. These guys know nothing of the tropics.There are already highly productive agricultural industries in the tropics -- where I was born. And we already cope with heat in the '30s (F '90s) with perfect ease. And I can assure one and all that a couple of degrees hotter would make no difference. We already have some super-hot days that we endure without blinking. We are of cours... more »

"'We’re Officially Living in a New World': Antarctica Hits Highest CO2 Level in 4 Million Years"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"'We’re Officially Living in a New World': * *Antarctica Hits Highest CO2 Level in 4 Million Years"* By Brian Kahn/Climate Central “It would indeed be a tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.” - David Ormsby Gore "We’re officially living in a new world. Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution, setting a new high year after year. There’s a notable new entry to the record books. The last station on Earth without a 400 parts per million (pp... more »

"Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression"* by David Martin "Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a candidate or a government. When the candidate or government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party. *1.* Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't happen. *2.* Wax indignant. This is also known as the "How dare you?" gambit. *3.* Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, bet... more »

Musical Interlude: Brulé 'N Airo, “Buffalo Moon - We The People”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Brulé 'N Airo, “Buffalo Moon - We The People” - https://www.youtube.com/

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation 2”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation 2” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UWVgYrS_X0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Now approaching our fair planet this Comet PanSTARRS (C/2013 X1) will come closest on June 21-22, a mere 5.3 light-minutes away. By then its appearance low in northern hemisphere predawn skies (high in the south), will be affected by the light of a nearly Full Moon, though. Still the comet's pretty green coma is about the apparent size of the Full Moon in this telescopic portrait, captured on June 12 from the southern hemisphere's Siding Spring Observatory. *Click image for larger size.* The deep image also follows a broad, whitish dust tail up and toward the left in the frame, swe... more »

"Advice From A Tree"

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

"The Directive In Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: *Look. Listen. Choose. Act."* - Barbara Hall

Free Download: Raymond Moody, M.D., "Life After Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Life After Life"* by Raymond Moody, M.D. "In "Life After Life" Raymond Moody, M.D., investigates more than one hundred case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived. First published in 1975, this classic exploration of life after death started a revolution in popular attitudes about the afterlife and established Dr. Moody as the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences.Life after Life forever changed the way we understand both death and life. The extraordinary stories presented here provide evidence that there is lif... more »

Chet Raymo, “Jihad and Crusade”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Jihad and Crusade”* by Chet Raymo Question: Who said, "Whenever one hears our religion abused, he should not attempt to defend its tenets, except with his sword, and that he should thrust into the scoundrel's belly, as far as it will enter"? Osama bin Laden? Mullah Omar? The speaker was King Louis IX of France, a saint of the Roman Catholic Church and builder of Sainte-Chapelle, as remembered by his friend and biographer John of Joinville. Louis was one of many thousands of European Christians of the Middle Ages who took up the cross and sword to do battle with Islam. Holy war w... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

“Are Human Becoming More Stupid?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Are Human Becoming More Stupid?”* By Sarah Griffiths "Technology may be getting smarter, but humans are getting dumber, scientists have warned. Evidence suggests that the IQs of people in the UK, Denmark and Australia have declined in the last decade. Opinion is divided as to whether the trend is long-term, but some researchers believe that humans have already reached intellectual peak. An IQ test used to determine whether Danish men are fit to serve in the military has revealed scores have fallen by 1.5 points since 1998. And standard tests issued in the UK and Australia echo t... more »

"It May Remain For Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"It may remain for us to learn that our task is only beginning; and that there will never be given to us even the ghost of any help, save the help of unutterable unthinkable Time. We may have to learn that the infinite whirl of death and birth, out of which we cannot escape, is of our own creation, of our own seeking; that the forces integrating worlds are the errors of the Past; that the eternal sorrow is but the eternal hunger of insatiable desire; and that the burnt-out suns are rekindled only by the inextinguishable passions of vanished lives." - Lafcadio Hearn

Climate Change: “Epicenter of Obliteration– Arctic Ice”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Epicenter of Obliteration– Arctic Ice”* by Robert Hunziker “Obliteration” is intentionally Machiavellian, and over-reaching, but the hard truth is that obliteration (extinction) could really, truly happen, assuming certain things happen, or not, depending… In such case, in order to gain a full understanding of Arctic ice loss as it relates to obliteration, query the world’s foremost Arctic expert, Peter Wadhams, professor of Ocean Physics, University of Cambridge. All of which brings to fore a fascinating fact: How many people have traveled under the ice of the North Pole? Well, ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Capturing the look of the future

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Rolls Royce. In the present I love the Drophead.

Indian Court Hands Out 11 Life Sentences For 2002 Religious Riot Deaths

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An Indian court sentenced 11 people to life in prison on Friday in connection with the massacres that occurred during the religious riots that swept the western state of Gujarat in 2002 leaving more than 1,000 dead. The latest ruling is for the The Gulbarg Society massacre that took place on 28 February 2002 in Ahmedabad city, in which 69 Muslims died. The current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the state’s chief minister at the time of the Gujarat riots. Over a 1,000 people were massacred during religious riots between Muslims and Hindus in 2002; majority of whom were Musli... more »


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