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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

2 June - Blogs I'm Following

Light sent in different directions being defle...Light sent in different directions being deflected by a nearby massive body. Created for use in Wikipedia: General relativity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: An overview of particle physicsEnglish: An overview of particle physics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Simulation based on the equations of general r...Simulation based on the equations of general relativity: a star collapsing to form a black hole while emitting gravitational waves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Physicist Talks 'Great Leaps' Of Physical World In 'Seven Brief Lessons On Physics'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 minutes ago
This short item contains an excellent conceptualization of General relativity you may find enlightening. It also helps to think of the mathematics of the General theory as orthogonal to the Newtonian approach. It is all beautiful and it works. Yet its apparent failure is that it fails to integrate particle physics. That is of course not true as I have shown with the introduction of nth ordered Pythagorean metrics which naturally preserves the geometry of General relativity while providing a particle structure that can be readily used to construct the observed universe in... more »

If Philosophy Won’t Diversify, Let’s Call It What It Really I

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 minutes ago
In my mind, the philosophy department is meant to be an incubator of intellectual disciplines whose first mandate is to establish a viable and rigorous intellectual foundation for new disciplines. Yet that has been the basis of all my own work. Folks do not get it right the first or even the tenth time out and sensitivity to foundations is necessary. Yet i will note that non European Philosophy and much of our own lacks rigor and attention to detail. This particularly true for older texts. All could benefit from critical philosophical discourse. This more true today now tha... more »

Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 minutes ago
We have now come a lot further down this road. The cognitive brain is in some form or the other a physical processor that is continuously updated and rebuilt as needed. Yet information storage is through pathways to points of access, likely handled thorough our second tier light body that is mostly tasked with cellular maintenance. It is also noteworthy that lightbody cognition is fast but then must communicate through physical means with our physical brain to enact action including processing. It is very much a two way dance. Add in emergency systems and automatic systems... more »

Why Do People Perform Ritual? It's an Excellent Method of Self-Improvement

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 minutes ago
.The human reality is that we interact with our world through a remarkable collection of habits learned beginning in childhood. Altering those habits actually entails developing new habits to over write those other habits wherever possible. That is not easy. However, meditation will actually do it and most rituals are often carefully chosen habits that help as well. It is just that they become obvious as rituals. This item discusses it much further and it is worth contemplating. The take home for all of us is to understand what is ritual and to ask if they can be improved a... more »

No Regrets?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 minutes ago
I was standing in line at our local Credit Union today and noticed a man standing at one of the teller windows. The backside of his T-shirt had a map of Iraq and above the map read "Proud to have served in Iraq" and the bottom read "No regrets". My heart sank. I wondered what was in this man's mind. Did he not care about the massive evidence that reveals George W. Bush and Tony Blair lied their way into that war? Did he not care that the Democrats in Congress largely went right along for the ride? (They knew the military production corporations located in their congressional ... more »

With Trump, Media Laughs Its Way to the Bank

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 25 minutes ago
[image: Donald Trump2 - 900] It is difficult to pick just one low point from 2016 (there have been so many, and we're not even halfway through!) but when it comes to the media, we may have hit rock bottom this week. I'm referring, of... more »

House Democrats Continue A Decade-Long Quest For Mind-Boggling Mediocrity-- Where Party Unity Is A One Way Street

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 25 minutes ago
*The nexus of Democratic Party evil-- their way or the highway* The incompetence and venality of a DCCC run by corrupt conservatives-- particularly Rahm Emanuel and Steve Israel, the former a New Dem and the latter a Blue Dog-- has led to overwhelming Republican victories in the House, including in bright blue districts where Obama won in 2008 and/or 2012. There aren't just Republican incumbents in swing districts, there are now Republican incumbents sitting in heavily Democratic districts where only an utterly incompetent DCCC, determined to elect corrupt conservatives to Congress ... more »

Remembering the Late 1990s in Gaming

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 40 minutes ago
The time leading up the the year 2000 was pretty neat for me in gaming. I had way more free time than I did now, what with no kids. Heck, I actually had more money, even though I make more now than I did back them - supporting two kids ain't cheap. Going through my notes, old games, and PDFs I found some interesting gems I'd not thought about in years, in rough order of publication... - *Conspiracy X* - The truth is out there... - *Deadlands *- wonderfully complicated with spellcasters trying for winning poker hands in a battle for their souls. One of those games in the ... more »

U.S. Officials: The Deployment Of An Anti-Missile Defense System To South Korea Will Be Announced Soon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. REUTERS/U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Reuters:* *U.S. expects announcement 'soon' on deployment of Korea anti-missile system* Plans for the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea are moving forward and an announcement can be expected soon, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter to... more »

A Political Message with a Real Message

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
This is Bernie's final TV ad in California. It's worth much more than the couple of minutes to view it:

U.S. Intelligence Officials Are Concerned On Giving Donald Trump His Intelligence Briefing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Sacramento, California, U.S. June 1, 2016. REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON *Reuters*: *Some officials worry about briefing Trump, fearing spilled secrets* Some U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that Donald Trump's "shoot from the hip" style could pose national security risks as they prepare to give him a routine pre-election briefing once he is formally anointed as the Republican presidential nominee. Eight senior security officials told Reuters they had concerns over briefing Trump, whose brash, unpr... more »

3 Dead, 6 Missing After Army Truck Swept Away in Texas Flood

JUAN A. LOZANO at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: A motorist passes through a low-water crossing on a road closed due to high water near New Braunfels, Texas, Thursday, June 2, 2016. About half of Texas is under flood watches or warnings, including Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, where about 1,400 homes have been affected by the swollen Brazos River. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)] HOUSTON (AP) -- Three soldiers were killed and six were missing after an Army truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned Thursday in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood, a spokesman for the Texas Army post said. Aerial... more »

Research supports value of school libraries

skrashen at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
Published in Education Week, June 1, 2016, as *Research Supports Value of School Libraries* To the Editor: Megan McDonald adds another convincing case history showing the value of the library and librarians in schools ("How the School Library Saved My Life"). Studies agree: Keith Curry Lance's research in the United States consistently shows that school library quality is positively related to literacy development. Research completed by Sy-ying Lee, Jeff McQuillan, and me also suggests that access to a good school library can offset, to a large extent, the negative impact of povert... more »

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump Is ‘Dangerously Incoherent,’ And ‘Temperamentally Unfit’ To Be U.S. President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Clinton: Trump is ‘dangerously incoherent,’ ‘temperamentally unfit’ to be president* SAN DIEGO — Hillary Clinton lacerated Donald Trump in a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Thursday, effectively launching her general-election campaign by declaring him “temperamentally unfit” to lead the most powerful nation in the world. In an address that signaled clearly how she plans to defeat Trump in November, Clinton did not delve into the details of her own policies but focused instead on how she views his shortcomings. She framed the real estate magnate with con... more »

The Ryan-Trump Bromance Has Flowered Into An Endorsement

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
It seems like forever, but it was just a month ago that Paul Ryan defiantly said he wasn't read to endorse the embarrassing fascist lug-head his party had been saddled with as it's presidential candidate. Today he was ready-- and he did. He wrote a column for his local paper, the *GazetteXtra*, and had his spokesperson tweet that that counted as an endorsement. He tried to focus attention on his own anti-family, Ayn Rand-inspired policy agenda we've been hearing about from him for his whole austerity-pushing film flam man career. He indicated that he and has colleagues are all exc... more »

Navy Blue Angels Jet Crashes in Tennessee, Killing Pilot

KRISTIN M. HALL & LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: This May 19, 2016, photo shows Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss at an air show in Lynchburg, Va. A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday, June 2, near Nashville, Tenn., killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance, officials said. A U.S. official said the pilot was Kuss. (Matt Bell/The Register & Bee via AP)] SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday near Nashville, Tennessee, killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance, officials said. A U.S. official said the pilot was Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. The... more »

Can You Be a Gay Christian Rock Star?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Trey Pearson, frontman of Everyday Sunday, sings during a concert on September 24, 2010.] My heart really goes out to Trey Pearson, described as "a Christian rock star" who, in a "moving letter," has come out as gay to his fans. Although his band was not particularly well known, his story is getting lots... more »

Obama Meets Thunderbird Pilot Who Ejected Before Jet Crash

JOSH LEDERMAN & DAN ELLIOTT at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: The Air Force Thunderbirds fly in formation during graduation ceremonies at the 2016 class of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address. A Thunderbirds jet crashed after flyover of academy commencement attended by Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)] AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird that crashed following a flyover met with President Barack Obama shortly after safely ejecting into a Colorado field. News of the crash broke while Obama’... more »

The War

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
The Revolution will B Colourised, *1-2*

Lovable Bernie Whacks Israel

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders] WASHINGTON -- Part of Bernie Sanders’ charm is that for all of his arm-waving jeremiads, he appears unthreatening. He’s the weird old uncle in the attic, Larry David’s crazy Bernie. It’s almost a matter of style. Who can be afraid... more »

Fighter Jets From The Navy Blue Angels And The Air Force Thunderbirds Crashed Today In Separate Incidents.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Navy Times*: *Blue Angel jet crashes after take-off in Tennessee* An F/A-18 Super Hornet with the Navy's elite demonstration squadron crashed shortly after take-off Thursday, as its wreckage erupted in flames near a residential neighborhood, according to officials and local media reports. Navy spokesman Cmdr. Mike Kafka confirmed the Navy is investigating a report of a Blue Angels F-18 crash near Nashville, Tennessee, where the team was practicing for an air show this weekend. The pilot's identity has not been publicly released. The local fire chief said his dispatcher was told t...more »

Giza plateau 20,000 BC - ancient Sphinx not a lion - Goat statue of God Khnum

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 4 hours ago
prolongued rain-weathering of the solid-block lionine Sphinx statue at the foot of the Giza Pyramid #2 (aka the Great Pyramid) suggests that it was looking up at the sky when the last Age of Leo was around i.e. 10,000 BC. The Sphinx has been regularly repaired and amended throughout Egyptian history. Many many facelifts and restructurings and reworkings that reflects the egomaniacal desires and wishes of the Pharoahs of Egypt. But what if the Sphinx was originally A GOAT? *looks nothing like the Sphinx, right?* But think about it, "Most statues of lions from ancient Egypt are li... more »

Mosul, Iraq and it’s Liberation. Definitely in Coordination with Moves In Raqqa, Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*First: Ramadan begins on June 6/16 or 6/6/16* *The new moon is June 5/2016 * *Second Mosul Dam: Aecom seals Iraq dam repair contract* Link and Link *Aecom, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, has been awarded a $52.8 million contract to repair the bottom outlet of the Mosul Dam, Iraq.As per the firm-fixed-price contract, the architectural and engineering services will be completed by the end of November.Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received, according to a statement from the US Department of Defense. * *Aecom: Bids... more »

Jay Dyer on Caroll Quigley's Tragedy & Hope 1: Bankster Revolution

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
* Jay's Analysis:* *It’s time! The first lecture series to cover the entirety of Dr. Carroll Quigley’s immense Tragedy & Hope. Here in part 1 we cover the banksters’ scams leading up to World War I, including gold certificates, how revolutionary ideals of classical liberalism were in fact bankster ideals, how false flags and a planned assassination led to World War I and ultimately who the true “Illuminati” were perpetrating these machinations. A series you won’t want to miss! This is the first half of talk no. 1, while the full talks and archives can be obtained by subscribing to ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( June 2, 2016 ) Quick Hits For Thursday (1. Markets and Market Moving Items : Crude Oil Ignores Failure ONCE AGAIN , Of OPEC To Cut Production , Focusing On US Supply Data And Gasoline ; Credit In Focus - ECB Won't Automatically Toss Out Corp Bonds Cut To Junk , Risky Credit Is The New Black AS EM and Leveraged Loans Shine ; Stocks Shining As Well - Everyone Buying Everything It Would Appear . 2. An All Around Bad Day For Turkey - Tourism Hit , Armenia Resolution In Germany , US State Department Doesn't See Gulen Movement As Terror Group , Losing Sway & Influence Over Events In Syria , Not A "Safe Country" For Refugees 3. UK In Focus , Brexit , Economic Items. 4. Brazil In Focus - Zika , Political Corruption , Economy. 5. France In Focus - Seine Floods , Protests Continue To Roil France , French Come Up Small As Far As Taking In Refugees . 6. Odds & Ends For Today. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 5m 5 minutes ago #ECB Rules Out Automatic Sales of Corporate Bonds Cut to Junk. http:// bloom.bg/1UwrSr1 *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 18m 18 minutes ago #Opec Keeps Status Quo as #Oil Rally Brings New-Found Harmony. http:// bloom.bg/25CBXLI *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 43m 43 minutes ago Emerging Market High Yield Index at new all-time high. MSCI EM equity index still 26% below its all-time high in '07 *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 59m 59 minutes ago Anot... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 5 hours ago
*Black girl couldn't handle the Ivy League* *She would probably have been much more at home at an historically black college* Nayla Kidd was an engineering student at Columbia University when reports that she had gone missing went viral. She was found perfectly healthy nearly two weeks later, only telling police she wanted to “start fresh.” But the 19-year-old’s reason for going off the grid, without informing family or friends, remained a mystery. Here, Kidd tells the New York Post’s Melkorka Licea, what triggered her brazen escape from the Ivy League, how she pulled it off and... more »

ACLU Boss Quits After Daughters Find Men in Women’s Restroom

Blake Neff at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: In this screengrab from a video, Maya Dillard Smith speaks with host Mark Oppenheim on the m/Oppenheim Associates TV show INSIGHT in 2012.] The head of the Georgia American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has stepped down over the organization's backing of the Obama administration's transgender bathroom guidance. The national ACLU and its state-level chapters have been strong supporters of policies that allow transgender people... more »

Documents Reveal Operation Fast and Furious Firearms Used Extensively by Mexican Drug Cartels

Andrew Egger at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Weapons from the Phoenix ATF Operation Fast and Furious that were interdicted 20 Feb 2010 by Border Patrol agents and Tuscon ATF agents.] Five years after America first learned of the Operation Fast and Furious federal gunwalking program, new information about the extent of the scandal continues to bubble to the surface. According to Justice Department documents obtained by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch,... more »

Friday Morning Ramble–03.06.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: 13255974_849045891866099_1931523764985848637_n] “Tobacco excise tax has doubled since 2010 meaning that smokers pay more than three times the health costs of smoking. Over the same period the rate of smoking has only reduced from 16.3% to 15.0%. Meanwhile politicians keep the healthier alternatives such as e-cigarettes illegal.” *What Budet 2106 means for smokers* – TAXPAYERS’ UNION And cigarettes are about to get uglier. *Happy World Smokefree Day: Excise, plain packaging, but no e-cigs* – Jenesa Jeram, THE SANDPIT Mind you, his reasons are good ones. *Labour MP Damien ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 2, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Map: Tuz Khurmatu in Iraq. Spiegel Online *Christoph Reuter, Spiegel Online:* *The Law of Revenge: Deadly Hatred among Anti-IS Alliance in Iraq* The US is fighting together with an alliance of rival groups to defeat IS in Iraq. Deadly violence in a city north of Baghdad shows, however, that once the Islamists are defeated, erstwhile allies may turn their weapons on each other. It was halftime of the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City when the young boy was burned alive. Abdullah Fakr was 12 years old and loved football. A Kurdish sixth-grader, Fakr and his family had tu... more »

The Nature of the Beast

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 5 hours ago
I suspect that this will be the last post I make before my hoped-for scheduled return to Fort McMurray on Saturday. I'm trying my best to prepare myself mentally for the next few days though I've seen enough video online to help calm my nerves. The one thing video can't show is odour which I suspect will be the one thing that will hit me once I unlock my front door. In my mind, I have an idea of what to expect and my little inner sadist is curious. My blog's header photo shows one of my favourite views of the Athabasca River valley. If you were to be standing in the exact same s... more »

Fukushima Emissions Still Seem High

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
Is that a column of steam rising from Unit 3 area? What about unit 1 in the second shot below?

Therion - Summer Night City

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
Guitars? WTF? No, I haven't taken leave of my senses. This is a cover of one of my favourite ABBA tunes by Swedish metal'ers Therion. And because I can't be fussed to blog tonight, enjoy in all its absurdist pomp.

Boldly Engaging the Ongoing Adventure

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - If things aren’t morphing that quickly for you perhaps you’re not paying attention.

Meteor Streaks Across Phoenix Night Sky

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A meteor flashed across the night sky over Phoenix Arizona. The shooting star believed to be a meteor appeared in the early hours of Thursday morning. It lit up the sky like a fireball and woke people up across the state with the sound of its loud boom as it passed over. CBS News reports: One resident said she witnessed a sudden light illuminate the front of her home and “heard a loud roaring and then it was gone,” CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO reported. Most reports place the sighting at around 4 a.m. A meteor is a small body of matter that enters Earth’s atmosphere from outer space. ... more »

Planned Parenthood’s Dumpster Babies

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Dumpster Babies - 900] On May 25, 2016, a committee of the Ohio Senate approved legislation which would require all abortion facilities to treat the bodies of aborted babies humanely. Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the bill. LifeNews reports that "the bill requires... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 6 hours ago
*The El Nino boost is over* *A sharp temperature decline recently* *Study Shows Those Who Claimed ‘Climate Debate Over’ Were Wrong* Last summer, the editor of Science wrote a commentary on climate change where she said, “The time for debate has ended.” After appealing to policies based on economic knowledge she doesn’t have, she finished with speculation as to which ring of Dante’s Inferno would God designate for climate skeptics. All in all, it was an awesomely unscientific tour de farce and totally depressing in that it came from one of the world’s two most prestigious s... more »

World News Briefs -- June 2, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*CNN:* *Germany declares 1915 Armenian killings a "genocide"* (CNN)The German parliament has passed a symbolic resolution recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a "genocide." The resolution was passed with a "striking majority" said President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert, with only one politician voting against it and one abstaining. Between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians, and other minorities, are estimated to have been killed by what was then-Ottoman Turkey during World War One. Turkey has always rejected the term "genocide," saying there wa...more »

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Jet Crashes After President Obama's Air Force Graduation Speech And Ceremony

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A Thunderbird went down in a grassy area in southern Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon. Justin Haugen *The Gazette*: *Thunderbirds jet crashes near Colorado Springs after Air Force Academy graduation show* An F-16 fighter of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team crashed south of Colorado Springs minutes after wrapping up an airshow over Air Force Academy graduation. The pilot of jet No. 6 safely ejected about 1:15 p.m. and is walking around unhurt, according to the Air Force Academy. The plane crashed in a field across from the First Baptist Church in the Security/Widefield ar... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #166 A Surprise Visit to The "Pilsbury Doughboy" People

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
Terran to Denice via SMS: *Sent pure love to all of I AM [all creation] last night, put my body on autopilot to [have it continue] continue while I sleep. [I have been doing this for a number of nights now... found out last summer I could tell my body to continue doing it on autopilot even if I feel asleep]* Terran: *This morning [as awakened] I could feel the waves continuing to come thru. **[When] my fingers touched my forearm which was near my pillow. Could feel very strong energies in my fingertips on my skin. * The Pilsbury DoughboyTerran: *Drifted a bit in twilight sleep [... more »

The Problems With CNN Poll Showing Opposition to North Carolina’s Bathroom Law

Elizabeth Fender at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: All Gender Bathroom Sign] Between North Carolina's bathroom law and President Barack Obama's recent school bathroom mandate, bathroom use has suddenly burst on the scene of public opinion. Now pollsters and politicians alike are scrambling to figure out what Americans really think about bathrooms... more »

Beltway Media Hack Wants To Tell Progressives Who Their Next Leaders Shall Be

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
I've been mulling Amber Phillips' *Washington Post* piece about who the next generation of progressive leaders will be post-Bernie/Elizabeth Warren. I'm guessing it can be blamed on the lowering of pay-- and standards-- for editors that a dullard like Phillips is encouraged to write this kind of drivel that winds up being published. As I remarked the first time I realized she's one of the truly awful Beltway pseudo-journalists, "Amber, like Rev. Lovejoy of *The Simpsons*, graduated from Texas Christian University and maybe they have a different worldview than normal people. "Event... more »

Putin Orders Release Of World’s Most Powerful Email

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A stunning report circulating in the Kremlin today says that brave President Putin ordered the release of a single Hillary Clinton email from the stash of over ten thousand emails being held in the possession of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). According to reports, the classified and top secret email was obtained by the SVR from the private but ‘amateurishly secured’ private email server belonging to former Secretary of State, and now American presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Smoking Gun Evidence of Criminal Activity Released Last week I broke the news that the Kreml... more »

Media Blackout As France Witnesses Biggest Revolution In 200 Years

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
As France prepare to host millions of visitors at the Euro 2016 Football Championships, a state of emergency has been extended in the country as it faces its largest protests in recent history. Hundreds of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets in France, amounting to what some are calling the new French Revolution amid a total media blackout in Western news outlets. Anonhq.com reports: The first collaborative protest against the Socialist government since Hollande came to power in 2012, kicked off on 9 March. On March 31, nearly 400,000 people took to the streets, disagre... more »

Europe: Social Media Giants Will Force You To Use ID Cards To Log-in

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Europe are cracking down on freedom of speech and people’s right to privacy by insisting that all social media giants require users to provide state-issued ID cards to log-in. The European Commission say that YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Uber must require all European Union citizens to show proof of their identity before being allowed to access the sites. Leaked EU Commission documents reveal a concerted push by Brussels to roll out more expansive use of national ID cards across the EU. The documents have been uploaded to the Commission’s official website since the leak. Breitbart...more »

Migrant children's prisons in Texas: Hold US responsible for international crimes

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a US Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. (Reuters/Eric Gay) The United States and the United Nations refuse to protect the world's most vulnerable asset -- migrant children -- and refuse to defend its most valuable asset, its children By Brenda Norrell Censored News The United States is imprisoning

Electoral Reform Committee Now More Democratic

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 7 hours ago
“*Liberal MPs will throw their support behind NDP MP Nathan Cullen’s counter-proposal to divvy up the seats around the committee table based on the share of the vote parties received in the last election.* *That works out to five Liberals, three Conservatives, two New Democrats and one each for the Bloc Quebecois and the Green Party’s Elizabeth May, all of whom will have full voting rights.* *That means the government will have to garner the support of at least one other party to win a vote at the committee table.”* I am very pleased to see that the Liberals have finaly seen the wisdo... more »

Speaker Ryan: ‘I’ll be Voting for’ Trump

STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday, ending an extraordinary public split between the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee and the nation’s highest-ranking Republican office holder. Ryan outlined his support for the New York billionaire in... more »

Why Young Americans Are Now More Likely to Live With Their Parents

Rachel Greszler at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Young Adults Living at Home, Dinner Table, Family] For the first time in over 130 years, more young adults lived with their parents than any other living situation. According to the analysis by the Pew Research Center, 32.6 percent of adults ages 18 to 34 lived with their... more »

Grad student who confessed to falsifying data barred from government funding

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 7 hours ago
Nearly five months after a graduate student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine spontaneously confessed to cooking data, the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) said today that she has agreed to exclude herself from receiving government funding for three years. According to the ORI, Meredyth Forbes: engaged in research misconduct by intentionally falsifying and/or fabricating […] The post Grad student who confessed to falsifying data barred from government funding appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Cascadia Rising: FEMA Major Earthquake ‘Drill’ Scheduled For June 7

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
FEMA are to conduct a massive military drill named ‘Cascadia Rising 2016’, in the event of an earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) on June 7-10. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, “A 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face. Cascadia Rising is an exercise to address that disaster.” Fema.gov reports: June 7-10, 2016 Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC/ECCs) at... more »

NATO Needs Enemies In Order To Justify Its Existence

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
NATO has always been more about offense than defense, and more about America controlling the policies of Alliance members, increasing their numbers, pressuring them to stress militarism more than they’d chose otherwise and of course, selling them lots of US weapons according to writer and activist Stephen Lendman. In an article for Global research he writes: When founded in April 1949, Soviet Russia was a North Atlantic Alliance enemy in name only, ravaged by WW II – needing years after Stalin’s April 1953 death to regain pre-war normality, peace essential to restore it. Washington ... more »

U.S. Government Build Database To Silence Future Whistleblowers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The U.S. government are building a huge database containing information on government employees who could pose “insider threats” to them as potential whistleblowers. The Defense Department are building the “DoD Component Insider Threat Records System,” in response to the 2010 classified diplomatic cables leaked by Chelsea Manning. The decision to build the information-sharing system comes after the WikiLeaks executive order was signed, calling for an end to government whistleblowing. Defenseone.com reports: A review of the 2013 Washington Navy Yard shootings found that the departme... more »

One Hundred Thousand Attend Bernie Sanders Rally, Media Remains Silent

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Bernie Sanders had almost 100,000 people show up at a recent rally on Memorial Day in Oakland, a record breaking number which the mainstream press failed to report on. The media silence continued when a further impressive 10,000 showed up to another rally he gave at a campus at UC Davis, proving that a concerted effort by the elite is underway to prevent a Sanders nomination. American Everyman reports: Had Hillary and her sycophantic ladder-climbers in the DNC not been stealing the Democrat Party primary, it would have been over months ago. Bernie Sanders (like him, love him or tol...more »

Israel Teach School Children How To Kill

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Israel are teaching young school children how to use weapons and suppress protestors, allowing the Israeli police force into schools to teach kindergarten kids. According to Haaretz newspaper, dozens of preschoolers took part in the country’s first ‘learn to kill’ lessons, which were supervised by police and rescue officers. The kids were given basic training lessons on how to shoot using plastic rifles and taught anti-riot methods used by the Israeli military. The school children were also trained in how to use special police equipment such as bullet-proof vests, handcuffs and gun... more »

Robot Apocalypse? Artificial Intelligence Now Able To Reproduce

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Scientists in Amsterdam have created the world’s first batch of robots that can reproduce and create offspring, and experts have warned that the Artificial Intelligence could pose a real threat to humans in the coming years. The new robots have been programmed with a genome that enables them to communicate with each other, learn, and evolve by creating their own new genomes with new information they have learnt. Thedailysheeple.com reports: Thus, a new robot is born in a way that resembles evolution in nature. So what could be so advantageous about teaching robots to reproduce thems... more »

Maddow watch: As always, verdict first!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016Her latest gubernatorial target:* Last Tuesday night, May 24, cable star Rachel Maddow closed her program by snarking at the dumbness of Governor Susana Martinez. The next night, May 25, she opened her show with an attack on Candidate Trump. What had the candidate done this time? The previous evening, Candidate Trump had mocked the dumbness of Governor Martinez! Maddow proceeded to savage Trump for doing the same thing she'd done! See yesterday's report. This type of nonsense is par for the course on the current Maddow Show. Maddow has transformed her "cabl... more »

Medical Examiner: Prince Died of Painkiller Overdose — A Synthetic Opioid 50 Times More Potent Than Heroin

MICHAEL TARM & AMY FORLITI at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A law-enforcement official says that tests show the music superstar died of an opioid overdose. Prince was found dead at his home on April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prince died of an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, autopsy results released Thursday show. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate. According to... more »

Hillary To Be Dumped From Presidential Race Over Racketeering Charges

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The FBI have indicated that they will recommend to the Department of Justice that Hillary Clinton be indicted on charges of Federal racketeering, thus potentially ending her bid for President. “James Comey and The FBI will present a recommendation to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice, that includes a cogent argument that the Clinton Foundation is an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering and soliciting bribes in exchange for political, policy and legislative favors to individuals, corporations and even governments both foreign and domesti... more »

Say’s Law in context

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*Peter Anderson explains in this guest post the widest and most misunderstood integration in all of economics.* [image: Say]A broader understanding of "Say's Law of Markets" would assist those who continued to be puzzled by macroeconomic questions, but even better would be to understand the context in which this Law was formulated. Say not only built a case for the essential stability of a free market (in contrast to the instability of the present mixed economy) but also made the case for the free society against every alternative. It is an unfortunate facet of the history of... more »

Expections Are Low For Tomorrow's International Conference On Restarting The Israeli - Palestinian Peace Process

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*:* U.S. not bringing specific proposals to Middle East peace talks in Paris* The United States will not bring any specific proposals at a Paris conference meant to set out a framework for fresh negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians nor has it decided what, if any role, it may play in the French effort, a senior State Department official said on Thursday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is attending the French conference on Friday, which is set to include the Middle East Quartet – the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations – the Arab ... more »

Iraqi Ministry Of Defense Releases Video On Recent Air Strikes Against Islamic State Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*WNU editor*: There appears to be 6 different strikes in this video ... and it looks like none of these ISIS fighters had a chance. *Hat Tip* to* Alert 5*

Islamic State Now Facing Military Assaults On Multiple Fronts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Islamic State faces major assaults on two fronts in Iraq, Syria* Islamic State insurgents faced major assaults on two fronts in both Iraq and Syria on Wednesday in what could prove to be some of the biggest operations to roll back their caliphate since they proclaimed it in 2014. In Syria, U.S.-backed militia with thousands of Arab and Kurdish fighters were reported to have captured villages near the strategically-important Turkish border after launching a major operation to cut off Islamic State's last access route to the outside world. In Iraq, Prime Minister Haider ... more »

U.S. Backed Syrian-Kurdish Forces Continue Their Military Offensive Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Ignoring Turkey, U.S. backs Kurds in drive against ISIS in Syria* BEIRUT — A U.S.-backed force of Kurds and Arabs advanced toward an important Islamic State transit town in Syria on Wednesday, brushing aside Turkish opposition to the involvement of Kurds in operations to recapture the strategically vital area. U.S. commandos are accompanying the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as they push north toward Manbij, backed by intense U.S. airstrikes, as part of an offensive aimed at recapturing the town in Aleppo province, said Col. Chris Garver, a U.S. m...more »

Canadian Soldiers Training Kurdish Forces May Soon Stop Wearing Kurdish Patches On Their Uniforms

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*CTV: **Canadian soldiers in northern Iraq may stop wearing Kurdish flag on uniforms* Canadian soldiers guiding and mentoring Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have been wearing the Kurdish flag on their uniforms in a sign of respect, but that tradition may soon end, CTV News has learned. Although it is tradition to wear the patch of a military partner, the Kurds do not have a nation state and are seeking independence from Iraq. U.S. troops were recently ordered to stop wearing the Kurdish flag. Maj.-Gen. Mike Rouleau, commander of the special forces in Iraq, told CTV Chief Anchor ... more »

2016 California Climate Truthers and Witch-Hunt Act

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 8 hours ago
This Washington Times report was a shock that trumped others. Here is the simplified version of the bill that has already made it through the Senate of the sunny state and the remaining lawmakers may decide about it today. *The 2016 California Climate Truthers and Witch-Hunt Act (CCTWHA)* Section 1. The law must be named by the name above. Section 2/1. There is consensus, John is Cook 97% of his life and Luboš Motl only 3% of his life. Section 2/2. EPA also says that CO2 causes all evil in the world (A-F). Its chairman McCarthy therefore asks everyone: "Are you now or have you ever ... more »

JAMA takes all calls for retraction seriously — even from PETA

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 8 hours ago
A leading medical journal is taking a second look at a recent high-profile paper about elephants’ lower risk of cancer, after receiving a call for retraction from a somewhat unusual corner: the animal rights group PETA. This isn’t the first time the activist group has called for a retraction — last year, it nudged a […] The post JAMA takes all calls for retraction seriously — even from PETA appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Refugee Crisis in Europe Expected to Last a Generation

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Migrant and refugee tents are set up in a new makeshift camp along the cliffs at the port of Dieppe, northern France, Thursday, June 2, 2016. A group of around 150 Albanian's have set up camp near the English channel hoping to cross to the UK. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)] ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A senior EU official says the migration crisis will be with Europe “for at least a generation.” EU Commissioner Frans Timmermans says it will be... more »

Are We Characters In Some Advanced Civilization’s Video Game?

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Do you think we could be living in someone else’s video game? CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors Elon Musk thinks we probably are. Musk says that he believes we are probably characters in a video game of some advanced civilization. “There’s a one in billion chance we’re in base reality,” Musk said at Recode’s annual Code Conference. (scroll down for video) He explained that though we think we’re flesh-and-blood participants in a physical world, we are almost certainly computer-generated entities living inside such a video game. Vox explains: Here’s Musk’s argument in full: The strongest...more »

Countering Pro-GMO Deceptions In The British Press

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 8 hours ago
Global Research, RINF, CounterPunch, Countercurrents Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this* In his recent piece for The Times newspaper in the UK, Viscount Matt Ridley argues that a new report from the American National Academies of Sciences (NAS) leaves no room for doubt that genetically engineered crops are as safe or safer, and are certainly better for the environment, than conventionally bred crops. Ridley adheres to the belief that GM technology reduces insecticide use and speculates that future GM crops will be even safer, better for the environme... more »

Not So Friendly Fascism

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 8 hours ago
"As I look at America today, I am not afraid to say I am afraid," wrote the late political scientist and Truman administration adviser Bertram Gross about the creeping threat that he called *Friendly Fascism.* It is only with the rise of Donald Trump, who wears his totalitarian mindset on his sleeve and bellows out the hatred loud and clear through his big fat mouth, that even the mainstream media are finally daring to utter the dreaded F word, 35 years after Gross presciently spelled it all out for us. Bertram Gross Under Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama, the... more »

Nuclear Experimentation Year 71: A Shadow On the Collective Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Ethan Smith* - Just 3 generations ago, the first nuclear waste was created for future generations to deal with.

In case of failure, do it harder

skrashen at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
Sent to the Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2016 The Times editorial, "Gates Foundation failures show philanthropists shouldn’t be setting America's public school agenda" (June 1) should have a different title: "Gates Foundation blames unengagted educators, 'particularly teachers, ' for failure of the common core; calls for even more untested technology." There is no hint that the Gates Foundation has considered the possibility that the idea of the common core was a mistake. Instead, they want to do it harder. Stephen Krashen Original article: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorial... more »

Reflections on my 502nd post

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
* This is what happens when MKULTRA's* *exceed their "Best Before Date"* *Can you believe this guy is* *President of the United States???* *Reflections on my 502nd Post* In the past, when I have hit a milestone in the number of posts published...I have done a "reflections" post, looking back and trying to synthesize what Blogging has meant and whether I have accomplished goals set out at the beginning. This blog has been in existence since, I believe, 2006...but I was working at the time and didn't post much until my retirement in 2013. Since then, it's been gangbusters.Now I have ... more »

Air France Unions Call For Strike During Euro 2016 Tournament

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Three Air France pilot unions are calling for their members to go on strike over pay while the tournament Euro 2016 soccer championship is underway. The announcement is the latest in a series of threats aimed at impacting the UEFA 2016 European Championship as the French president continues to refuse to budge on the labor reform legislation Looming strikes on trains are also threatening to bring chaos to France with less than two weeks before Euro 2016 kicks off, with unions demanding that controversial labor reforms are scrapped. RT reports: A spokesman for Spaf (Syndicat des Pilo...more »


Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 10 hours ago
Open Letter to Matt Ridley and Editor-in-Chief of The Times

Massachusetts House Passes Bill Legally Abolishing Biological Sex

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Praying in MA Bathroom Bill Twitter - 900] The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted 116-36 Wednesday to legally demolish the notion of biological sex in favor of “gender identity.” A similar bill passed the Massachusetts Senate last month. Gov. Charlie Baker has already said he’ll sign the bill.... more »

Some posts you may have missed: Impressive amounts of plagiarism; PhD revocation; a poll, and more

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Dear Retraction Watch readers: Those of you signed up for our emails for every post may have wondered why we haven’t sent you any emails since Saturday. Well, it wasn’t because we didn’t want to. We had a technical glitch, which we’ve now fixed. Apologies for that, and here are links to the posts that […] The post Some posts you may have missed: Impressive amounts of plagiarism; PhD revocation; a poll, and more appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"Transgender Mania is a Symptom of Cultural Collapse" Paglia

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
I sure cannot disagree with that! *By way of ** 21st Century Wire* *Sex reassignment surgery, even today with all of its advances, cannot in fact change anyone’s sex.”* *“Ultimately, every single cell in the human body, the DNA in that cell, remains coded for your biological birth.”* *“I think that the transgender propagandists make wildly inflated claims about the multiplicity of gender.”* *“Everywhere in the world you find this pattern in ancient times: that as a culture begins to decline, you have an efflorescence of transgender phenomena. That is a symptom of cultural collapse.”... more »

PM’s Ex- Aide Guilty Of 5 Counts Of Making Indecent Images Of Children

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
David Cameron’s former aide Patrick Rock was given a two-year conditional discharge for downloading and possessing indecent images of children. Rock, who was one of the government’s chief advisers on online pornography filters, walked free from Southwark court after being convicted of downloading pictures of girls as young as 10 in sexual poses. ITV reports: The 65-year-old had claimed the 20 images he downloaded on to his iPad over three days in August 2013 were not indecent. But the jury in his trial convicted Rock by a majority verdict of five counts. The court heard that the yo... more »

Three Data Points Regarding Clinton's Email Server and the Law

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*"Lady Justice" atop the Old Bailey, carrying the scales of even-handedness and the sword of punishment, should it be needed. Some remember this as Rumpole's old hangout. * *by Gaius Publius* I've been writing for weeks that there are two aspects to the Clinton "secret server" issue — the way the server was handled, and the content of the messages it contained. Regarding the way the server was handled, almost everything needed to determine criminal liability is already in the public record and has been for a while. So here are three data points, just three. They line up perfectly... more »

Instagram Briefly Blocks Iranian General Qaseem Soleimani's Account

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A photo posted by Qasem Soleimani | قاسم سلیمانی (@ghasem.soleimani) on Jun 1, 2016 at 5:57am PDT *Haaretz*: *No Selfies for Soleimani: Instagram Briefly Blocks Iranian General's Account* Qasem Soleimani's account was back online after just a day, but experts say the temporary removal was purposeful and only the latest chapter in Iran's quasi war on social media. Social media platform Instagram temporarily removed on Wednesday the account of Iran's General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, in what appeared to be another chapter in the complicated relations between t...more »

Iranian General Qasem Soleimani And His Commanders Are Directing The Battle For Fallujah

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Qassem Soliemani (left, green hat) and Abu Mahdi al Muhandis (right, black hat), touring the battlefield near Fallujah. Long War Journal *Paul D. Shinkman, US News & World Report*: *The Iranian Fingerprints on Iraq’s Fallujah Plan* Disunity from abroad, tensions at home allowed Tehran to pressure Baghdad into a dramatic departure from the American war strategy. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s decision to engage the Islamic State group in Fallujah is about more than defeating the terrorist network. It’s about more than establishing safety in Baghdad, and it’s even about more ... more »

Why The Defeat Of The Islamic State May Bring About A New War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Nancy A. Youssef and Michael Weiss, Daily Beast: **Big Win Over ISIS Could Mean a New War* *The fight against ISIS is succeeding, but ironically the wins scored by US-backed forces raise tough questions about who exactly will rule when ISIS is gone.* Troops fighting ISIS appeared to on the verge of another victory over the self-proclaimed Islamic State Wednesday, as they moved into a city that has served as the main thoroughfare for ISIS foreign fighters and weapons. But the potential seizure of the Syrian city of Manbij by U.S.-backed forces is only likely to set off a new battl... more »

Islamic State Bans Satellite TV In Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A screenshot of a video released by ISIS' Raqqa Province. *Washington Post*:* Islamic State bans satellite TV in Iraq’s second-largest city, citing infidel brainwashing* BAGHDAD — First they imposed tough restrictions on Internet usage and cellphone networks in Iraq's second-largest city. Now Islamic State militants appear to be targeting another staple for residents there: television. In a video released Wednesday, the extremist group announced a ban on satellite television in Mosul, which it has controlled since June 2014. The video shows the militants rounding up scores of sate... more »

World News Briefs -- June 2, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Battle for Fallujah: Iraqi troops die in ISIL attacks* *Series of attacks reportedly kill at least 130 soldiers as thousands remain trapped between fighters and advancing army.* Reports say at least 130 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a series of attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group near the city of Fallujah in Anbar province. The first attack happened at dawn on Wednesday when 10 suicide bombers belonging to ISIL, also known as ISIS, hit the town of Kubaisah before storming the nearby village of Al Sejar, and then attacked an army convoy to... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 2, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Lance Cpl. Cody Kelley, machine gunner, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, patrols with an M240B medium machine gun during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 15, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Scanlan/U.S. Marine Corps) *The Hill:* *US commander in Afghanistan finishing troop plan this week* The new top U.S. commander in Afghanistan will finish his 90-day review of the situation in the war-torn nation this week. Army Lt. Gen. John Nicholson's report will play a central role in determining U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan. "He is literally finishing it this we... more »

More Criticism On The Rising Costs Of The F-35 Fighter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Voice of America*: *F-35 Fighter Jet Draws Criticisms as Costs Mount* NEW YORK — The U.S. Air Force is on a mission. One of its top guns is touring the United States to promote the nation's newest fighter jet, the F-35 joint strike fighter. “This plane, I can’t harp on it enough, this plane is the most advanced fighter aircraft we (the United States) have," Major Will “D-Rail” Andreotta told VOA. "I mean this is made for those threats that haven’t even been developed yet. That’s really why this plane is here.” The F-35, also called the Lightning, possesses dazzling technological... more »

After Widespread Criticism Twitter Unblocks Fake Putin Account

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Arriving at Athens today: Customs: Name? Me: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Customs: Occupation? Me: No, this time i'm just here for 2 days — Darth Putin (@DarthPutinKGB) May 27, 2016 *The Guardian/Moscow Times*: *Twitter unblocks spoof Putin account after widespread criticism* @DarthPutinKGB reinstated following suspension alongside several other accounts satirising Russian officials Twitter has unblocked a popular account parodying the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, after widespread condemnation and accusations of censorship. @DarthPutinKGB celebrated his return to Twitter fol... more »

Why Sleep Is A Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.), Huffington Post*:* Sleep is A Weapon* *The Military Power of Sleep* As we contemplate the need for sleep and all that achieving a balance of sleeping and waking can bring to us, it is clear that there are many important reasons to find the time to descend to what the Greeks call the land of Hypnos an appropriate amount of time. Getting enough sleep makes us better family members, friends, lovers, drivers, writers, cooks and pretty much everything else that is of importance in our lives. It also makes us better warriors — an unfortunately necessary fu... more »

Why Has There Been No Leaking Of B-21 Secrets?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
An artist rendering shows the first image of a new Northrop Grumman Corp long-range bomber B21 in this image released on February 26, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. AIR FORCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Martin Matishak, Fiscal Times:* *How the Air Force Is Stopping Hackers and Lawmakers from Leaking B-21 Secrets* How much should the public really know about the Air Force’s next-generation bomber? That’s the question the Senate Appropriations Committee is asking in a report accompanying the panel’s 2017 $575 billion spending bill for the Defense Department. The legislation, which the powerful committ... more »

U.S. Treasury Imposes Banking Sanctions On North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. takes further steps to block North Korea's access to financial system* The United States on Wednesday declared North Korea a "primary money laundering concern" and moved to further block its ability to use the U.S. and world financial systems to fund its weapons programs. The U.S. Treasury Department called for a prohibition on certain U.S. financial institutions opening or maintaining correspondent accounts, which are established to receive deposits from or make payments on behalf of a foreign institution, with North Korean financial institutions. Crucially, Tre... more »

After The Drone Killing Of Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour, Who Else Is Hiding In Pakistan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Bombed vehicle in which Taliban leader Mansour was said to be traveling in. *DW*: *Mullah Mansour's gone, but who else is hiding in Pakistan?* *Time and again Pakistan has denied the presence of high-profile terrorists on its soil, and time and again the US has targeted them inside Pakistan. Should former Taliban chief Mansour's death be a lesson for Islamabad?* On Wednesday, June 1, Pakistan's army chief Raheel Sharif said the US drone strikes within the South Asian nation's territory were a violation of his country's sovereignty. They "must stop," he insisted. The general was ref... more »

More songs about buildings and food

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
I am told as a non music guy the talking heads did the most with least in competition with the Romones both vets of the GBGB well I let the crowd decide because the best rap music has no place in the adutary hall with this basic

UAH Update – May 2016

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.drroyspencer.com/latest-global-temperatures/ UAH numbers are now out for May, and show another big drop, down from 0.71C in April to O.55C. Although they peaked higher than the 1997/98 event, UAH temperature anomalies have dropped below for the last two months, and are now virtually back to January’s numbers. […]

Syrians Suspected of Planning ISIS Attack Arrested in Germany

AP at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Beautiful shore of Rhein river during day in Dusseldorf in winter, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany] BERLIN (AP) -- Prosecutors say three Syrian men suspected of planning an attack in Duesseldorf for the Islamic State group have been arrested in Germany. They say a fourth suspect, who informed officials in Paris about the plot, was already... more »

Trump Threatens PGA After They Pull Out of Trump Golf Course Deal

Stream Staff at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: DORAL, FL - JUNE 01: A sign reading Trump National Doral is seen on the grounds of the golf course owned by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on June 1, 2016 in Doral, Florida. Reports indicate that a PGA Tour event that has been held at the Trump National Doral since 1961 is heading to Mexico City in 2017. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)] The PGA Tour announced Wednesday that it was moving a tour date of its elite World Golf Championships from South Florida to Mexico City, beginning in 2017. The tournament has been played at Dural, which Donald Trump purchase... more »

DILBERT KNOWS BEST: He says we voters are "basically irrational!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016Part 3—Just check our own love of cartoons:* Yesterday, at a very chic luncheon, we were reliably told that Dilbert creator Scott Adams had appeared with our old pal Bill Maher on last Friday's Real Time. It must be great to have HBO! You can watch the bulk of that interview here. Adams was painfully persuasive when he discussed the skills of Candidate Trump. Adams predicted, months ago, that Trump will win this November's election. The Dilbert creator regards Trump as "a master persuader." When the Washington Post's Michael Cavna summarized Adams' view of... more »

Scientists Claim ‘Universal Cancer Vaccine’ Breakthrough

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Scientists claim they have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer. Experts say that the vaccine makes the body’s immune system attack tumours as if they were a virus. Commenting on the new research which was published in Nature, cancer experts Professor Jolanda de Vries and Professor Carl Figdor, from Radboud University in the Netherlands, wrote: ‘This nanomedicine platform may give a strong boost to the vaccine field, and the results of forthcoming clinical studies will be of great interest.’ Professor Alan Melcher, from the Institute of Can...more »

Jeremy Corbyn Promises To Veto TTIP If He Becomes Prime Minister

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The British labour leader has promised to veto the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal between the EU and US due to concerns over “irreversible” privatization and “watered down consumer rights.” Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to stop the adoption of the deal if he is elected prime minister before it is completed. The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has been hailed as incredibly important by leaders including Obama, but politicians across Europe are quietly suggesting that it may be derailed RT reports: Corbyn has joined French president F... more »

We can all live forever in paridise

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
And the science is very near today download me and anyother and if the mind is persevered the reality is preferred cause we would all be Gods interacting having duels making bloody fools for eternity

Robbing banks mostly a career for Pshyopaths

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
But the trail has grown cold because its all legal now and that is the future of what we have become

Author “committed serious mistakes,” finds Taipei investigation

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
An investigation at Taipei Medical University found that an author made “serious mistakes” when preparing a manuscript. The journal prompted the university to investigate the paper, which looks at the role of a protein in repairing arteries after an injury. The retraction notice explains: It was brought to our attention that several of the figure panels in […] The post Author “committed serious mistakes,” finds Taipei investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Black Lives Matter Gets HS Teacher Fired Over Blog Post

Amber Randall at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Black Lives Matter2 - 900] A St. Paul, Minn., teacher is the latest person to feel the wrath of a Black Lives Matter group, according to a May 31 report from Minneapolis City Pages. Theodore Olson was officially removed from his teaching position a few weeks ago...more »

Saddam’s View Of Iraq’s 1991 Uprising

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
*“The Americans wanted to hurt Iraq by hurting its army. Its army would get destroyed. Such an opportunity was to be … taken advantage of by all the greedy people or the hateful ones or those who had beforehand evil intentions against Iraq, whether they were from outside or inside Iraq. The entire siege, the air bombardment until the land attack began, they were all methods to create the appropriate environment for the operation that took place.”* *- Saddam Hussein, April 3, 1991* Starting in March1991 southern and northern Iraq rose up in rebellion against Saddam Hussein. The Ira... more »

Turkey Recalls Ambassador After Germany Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Despite a barrage of pressure from Turkey, the German parliament has approved a symbolic resolution that declares the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces in 1915 to be genocide The vote was almost unanimous in support of the resolution with just one MP voting against and another abstaining. The move was largely expected and was supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel However, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara will take retaliatory measures after the German parliament voted to recognize the Armenian massacre as genocide and Turkey has already... more »

The 100

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Its a sci fi show where AI has done the Termanitor thing to the earth but fortunalely space stations have mange to keep old earth down on the planet we have mutants and those in the bomb shelter This looks like an idealized future senario for me math dont lie and we need some fucked up phycis to keep human life vibrant we are now barely alive in every great nation and the little ones are in the dark ages even with the internet which just makes them swell

Initiative By US Jewry Forces Israel’s Hand Over Two-State Solution

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The two-state solution for Israel-Palestine conflict is long past its sell-buy date as Palestinians have desperately tried to point out to the US. The Jewry in America are beginning to see the solution of two states existing side by side, and are now forcing the issue in Zionist circles. Palestinians are constantly accused of being the real obstacle to peace in the Middle East but a new initiative by a group of America’s most influential Jews may just prove otherwise this week, according to British journalist Yvonne Ridley. A former Taliban captive and a convert to Islam, Ridley wri... more »

Chinese Stowaway Found On Emirates Flight To Dubai

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A teenager was found hiding in the cargo hold of an Emirates plane at Dubai airport after an eight-hour flight from China. The boy sneaked on board Flight EK303 on Friday after jumping a security fence in Shanghai. He was planning to get rich in Dubai. The Evening Standard reports: The flight in question is usually served by its largest aircraft, the double-decker Airbus A380, and lasts for more than eight hours. The teenager, whose condition is currently unknown, is thought to be a 16-year-old named Xu, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said. The agency reported the youngster wan... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Appeals Court Delivers Devastating Blow To Cellphone-Privacy Advocates Philippines' New President Endorses Murdering Corrupt Journalists "Jesus, Marx, & Darwin Would Be Banned From Today's Universities" - Oxford Professor Slams 'Safe-Space' Politics Forget Big Brother, Facebook Is Watching (And Listening) To Everything You Do Huffington Post Removes Article Claiming Hillary Will Be Indicted On Federal Racketeering Charges These Lawns Are Being Transformed Into Edible Farms TRUMP U 'SCHEME' REVEALED First Baby Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly In Continent... more »

Remembering ‘Momma Jan': The Life and Legacy of TBN Co-Founder Jan Crouch

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Trinity Broadcasting – Jan and Paul Crouch raise their hands in praise during a song at a revival meeting held at the Cathedral of Light (church) in Selma, California, on August 18, 1988.] Jan Crouch died early Tuesday morning. The co-founder and for decades, the face of the Trinity Broadcasting Network passed away at the age of 78, days after suffering a stroke. Known affectionately as “Momma Jan,” the televangelist with the towering hair...more »

McCain Senate Campaign Resorts to Misleading Attacks to Fend Off Conservative Challenger

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Keli Ward and John McCain - 900] Kelli Ward, a conservative state legislator and physician challenging five-term senator John McCain in the Republican primary, has little statewide name recognition -- but McCain is so unpopular she is nevertheless virtually tied with him in polls. She has her work cut out... more »

State Department: We Deleted Video About the Iran Deal

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this photo obtained from the Iranian Fars News Agency, a Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard test-fired two ballistic missiles in early March with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" written on them, a show of deterrence power by the Islamic Republic as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A State Department official delibera... more »

Fraudster’s colleague faked data, too

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A week after announcing that a researcher formerly at the University of Chicago had faked the results of more than 70 experiments, the U.S. Office of Research Integrity announced yesterday that one of his colleagues also falsified data. According to the ORI, Karen D’Souza reused and falsely relabeled and/or falsely spliced Western blot images, falsified […] The post Fraudster’s colleague faked data, too appeared first on Retraction Watch.

German Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*New York Times*: *German Parliament Declares Armenian Deaths a Genocide, Angering Turkey* BERLIN — The German Parliament overwhelmingly adopted a symbolic but fraught resolution on Thursday declaring the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 a genocide, escalating tensions with Turkey at a diplomatically sensitive juncture. The Turkish government angrily denounced the vote as “null and void” and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalled the ambassador back to Ankara for consultations. Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, denounced the vote on Twitter, writing, “T...more »

How U.S. Troop Constraints In Afghanistan Is Resulting In A Massive Increase In The Use Of Contractors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Crews from a Black Hawk helicopter and an Apache attack helicopter from the Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, stop at a Forward Arming and Refueling Point in northern Iraq on Nov. 5, 2008. (Spec. Jason Dangel) *Washington Post*: *How Obama’s Afghanistan plan is forcing the Army to replace soldiers with contractors* Current restrictions on U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan and a heavy reliance on civilian contractors are eroding the skills and cohesion of units deployed to the country, according to information from the Army given to t... more »

Rise Of Russia's Robot Army

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Jennings Brown, Vocativ:* *Why You Should Fear Russia’s Robot Army* *Because it contributes to killer robot proliferation.* For months, Russia has been revealing a stable of autonomous weapons—drones, remote controlled tanks, and killer robots—but none have quite captured the world’s attention like their latest poster bot—a humanoid machine that Moscow claims will replace mortal soldiers. You shouldn’t worry about the device that Russia is calling “Iron Man” and “Ivan the Terminator”—the federation’s military robotics programs is years and billions of dollars behind the United St... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
One human-rights question too many for China’s foreign minister https://t.co/RvUSKKQvRi pic.twitter.com/7xwlkVQv4G — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 2, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
An-124 aircraft takes part in rehearsals for Mocscow's Victory Day Parade. © SPUTNIK/ ALEXANDER VILF

A Tale Of Two Parties

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Chantal Hebert writes that the recent NDP and Conservative conventions provide a study in contrasts: - The party that Harper is leaving behind is a different, more mature creature than the collection of fractious factions that came together under his leadership in 2003. A decade in power has made its members more inclined to pragmatism than to protest. Some of that was on evidence on the weekend as the Conservatives belatedly aligned party policy with Canadian legal reality on same-sex marriage and endorsed the partial decriminalization of marijuana. - ... more »

The Political Revolution Is Not A Personality Cult And It Isn't Only About Bernie, As He Keeps Explaining

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Click on the image to read our message about Alex Law* This evening at 6pm progressive reform candidate Alex Law will be debating the candidate of the pernicious Norcross political machine, corrupt conservative Democrat Donald Norcross. The debate will take place at Rowan College in Sewell (Gloucester County, New Jersey) and Alex has been battling the Norcross forces to allow media coverage. When Norcross grudgingly agreed to do 2 debates, he was clear that he would not participate if they were broadcast. Tuesday's debate was in front of a room full of his cronies-- all of the croo... more »

DECC’s 5-Year Plan

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby DECC have just issued their latest 5-year departmental plan. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/decc-single-departmental-plan-2015-to-2020/single-departmental-plan-2015-to-2020 And the cost? I don’t know why they don’t just shut the lot down, and let Greenpeace run our energy policy. After all, that’s pretty much what they’re doing already!

Donald Trump interview with Michael Savage June 1...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago

Congressional Panel: Time for Obama to Investigate Abortion Harvester StemExpress

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Woman holding a 12 week model fetus for concept on Pro-life.] The Chair of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives is accusing fetal harvesting company StemExpress and three abortion facilities of breaking federal disclosure laws, and StemExpress of engaging in fraud. According to Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in letters to two senior... more »

Turkey’s Demographic Winter and Erdogan’s Duplicity with Europe

David Goldman at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Recep Tayyip Erdogan - 900] Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded that Turkish women abandon contraception in a televised address May 30, Reuters reported. "We will multiply our descendants. They talk about population planning, birth control. No Muslim family can have such an approach," Erdogan... more »

Trump Rides the Black Swan

Berny Belvedere at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Black Swan - 900] On Thursday, May 26, the Associated Press reported that Donald Trump cleared the 1,237 delegate requirement to be the Republican Party's nominee for president. This is the outcome that, during the primaries, much of the professional pundit class dismissed as... more »

Ecuador: An Alleged UFO over Guayaquil

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
*Source: www.metroecuador.com.ec and PLANETA UFODate: June 2, 2016* *Ecuador: An Alleged UFO Over Guayaquil* On May 30, a video posted to Facebook exceeded 52,000 hits. According to the person posting (Boris Tacle Lopez), the clip showed a "flying saucer". As of this writing, the publication has been shared over 1000 times. As the image shows, the object flies next to a rainbow in the sky. No critical version of this event exists as of this moment. What do you think? VIDEO at: https://www.facebook.com/boris.a.lopez.54/videos/10153635546898601/ [*Translation (c) 2016 IHU wit... more »

Rubén Morales: Los OVNIS de la Antártida (UFOs of Antarctica)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
INEXPLICATA is pleased to announce the publication (in Spanish) of researcher Rubén Morales's Los OVNIS de la Antartida (UFOs of Antarctica) in recent days. Mr. Morales is a social psychologist and an instructor in public communications at the Universidad de Salvador de Buenos Aires, from which he also earned a masters in Political Marketing. He has other publications on subjects pertaining to the South Pole in the Boletín del Centro Naval (Naval Center Bulletin), the Boletín de la Asociación Polar Pinguinera (Polar Penguin Society Bulletin), the Fundación Marambio and the British... more »

Never can sleep in your arms

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Oh Tokyo Watch this video and you will see why. They're getting prepared to haul a car out of the river Noise and smoke and concrete seem to be going on forever Grinding gears and drivers getting high on exhaust I'm thinking about the water down below and what got lost Pachinko jingle and space torpedo beams Comic book violence and escaping steam Grey suited business men pissing against the wall -- Cut to crumbling guardrail, slow motions car fall Oh Tokyo -- I never can sleep in your arms Mind keeps on ringing like a fire alarm Me and all these other dice bouncing around in the cup... more »

Utterly disgusting subliminal nastiness

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Craig’s tour de force below is a hard act to follow, but since he’s currently off the radar he might have missed the Vice News documentary that I hear has gawn viral on t’interweb. He’s probably the only one on the planet who hasn’t seen it, so on the off-chance that he logs in to see if there’s life in the old blog yet, I’m posting it once again. Actually, that might not be the only reason I’m posting it. A certain amount of malice may be involved. Anyway if that doesn’t dislodge the last remnants of Labour loyalists who were stubbornly clinging to the sinking ship, nothing w... more »

Tory Brexit MPs accuse Cameron of being an "outright liar"

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 15 hours ago
SOURCE INDEPENDENT: EU Referendum - Conservative rifts deepen as MPs call for David Cameron to quit Bill Cash, a veteran Eurosceptic who chairs the European Scrutiny Committee, branded the PM's EU Remain campaign “monumentally misleading propaganda". His comments follow a weekend of Tory attacks on Mr Cameron, which were led by Nadine Dorries, who said she believed he will be “toast”

UK’s ‘Worst Paedophile’ Faces Life Sentences For Malaysia Child Abuse

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
One of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles is facing up to 22 life sentences after he posed as an English teacher to target and abuse babies and young children in Malaysia. Investigators said Huckle was “a constant groomer ” who pretended to be a Christian philanthropist while in fact basing “his whole life around the sexual abuse of children” Richard Huckle, 30 who targeted babies, toddlers and children from poor communities is suspected of having sexually abused as many as 200 children in Cambodia and Malaysia while undertaking voluntary work. He has has already admitted to raping... more »

Terrorist Responsible for Slaughter of 148 Christians Killed in U.S. Air Strike

Russ Read at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Somalia_map] The al-Shabaab leader responsible for planning an attack that killed 148 Christians in Kenya was hit in a U.S. air strike Friday. Mohamed Dulyadayn, also known as Kuno Gamadere or Mohamed Kuno, was confirmed to have been a target by the U.S. air strike,... more »

Frog and Toad Aren’t Gay

David Mills at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Frog and Toad Cookies - 900] It’s exasperatingly silly. The Frog and Toad series of little children’s books “was quite ahead of its time” when the stories appeared in the seventies, claims the author’s daughter. The reason, she explains in a New Yorker article, is that the... more »

A Gorilla ‘Tragedy’

Mona Charen at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla - 900] A gorilla has taken control of your TV set. What an apt metaphor for the past year. In fact, of course, I refer to the actual gorilla that was (if you take the word of some of the more unhinged... more »

The Catholic Church on the Seven Deadly Sins of Socialism

David Deavel at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Socialism] One of the stories that excited Catholics of different political persuasions this spring concerned the participation of Bernie Sanders in a Vatican-sponsored conference on Catholic Social Teaching and his brief meeting with Pope Francis. Is the Catholic Church feeling the... more »

German Parliament Labels Ottoman Turks’ Killing of Armenians as Genocide

GEIR MOULSON & SUZAN FRASER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Protesters wave flags of Turkey and Germany in front of the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, as they demonstrate against a resolution of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, on the Armenian Genocide a century ago. Turkey's relations with Germany will be harmed if the parliament in Berlin votes to describe the killings of Armenians last century as genocide, the Turkish prime minister said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)] BERLIN (AP) -- The German Parliament overwhelmingly approved a motion labeling the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks... more »

UCLA Goes From Fear to Sadness Over Murder of Professor

AMANDA LEE MYERS & CHRISTINE ARMARIO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Students and faculty members are escorted by a police officer from the scene of a fatal shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A murder-suicide brought a massive police response and widespread fear of an active shooter among tens of thousands of people at UCLA. Now fear has shifted to sadness as many lament the death of a professor... more »

Your Money is Going to Planned Parenthood Whether You Like It or Not

Casey Mattox at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A shuttered Planned Parenthood clinic in Indiana, pictured on September 7, 2011.] Whether you're a painter, pastor, lawyer, or laborer (pro-life or pro-abortion), you work for Planned Parenthood. A portion of every paycheck goes to the world's leading abortion business through the federal and state taxes allocated by your elected representatives and...more »

Clinton to Attack Trump on Foreign Policy

CATHERINE LUCEY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton3 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is set to unleash a major foreign policy attack on Donald Trump, using a speech in San Diego to cast the Republican as unqualified and dangerous. The former secretary of state, who has repeatedly called...more »

Prosecutors: Gun Buyer in San Bernardino Massacre Knew Aspiring Jihadists

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: The shooters' Ford Expedition SUV, involved in the shootout.] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The friend who bought the high-powered rifles used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack had ties to a group of California jihadists arrested in 2012 as they tried to fly to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida, federal... more »

Trump University Model: Sell Hard, Demand to See a Warrant

JEFF HORWITZ & MICHAEL BIESECKER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE- In this May 23, 2005, file photo, Donald Trump, left, listens as Michael Sexton introduces him at a news conference in New York where he announced the establishment of Trump University. The manual for Trump University events was precise: the room temperature should be 68 degrees. Seats should be arranged in a theater-style curve. And staff should only provide records to an attorney general if compelled by subpoena. Instructing employees how to stall law enforcement investigations might seem like an unusual part of running a seminar company, but at Trump University it w... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Saluting a Beautiful Lady During Fleet Week

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Statue of Liberty] A U.S. Marine salutes the Statue of Liberty from the USS Bataan in a parade of ships as part of Fleet Week in New York on May 25, 2016. Wow! Thank you to Sgt. Rebecca L. Floto for taking this inspiring photograph.

Renewables “Surge” From 1.2% To 1.4%!!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A couple more thoughts on the Renewable Global Status Report, wildly hyped by Matt McGrath: You will recall this chart, showing that how wind/solar/biomass only supplied 1.4% in 2014: REN21 do not appear to have published a report for 2013, but this was the comparable […]

Emails Show Clinton’s Team Keeps Tight Control of What Allies Say at Her Events

JACK GILLUM, CHAD DAY & STEPHEN BRAUN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about rural issues at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa. For Clinton, the presidential campaign has been about building an approachable image: She's often eschewed big arenas in favor of town halls, peppered her ads with personal stories and planned less-scripted gatherings with voters. But emails obtained by The Associated Press reveal a careful, behind-the-scenes effort to review introductory remarks for college presidents and students introducing her, as ... more »

Legal funding for victims of tabloid attacks is charity

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*...and revenge is the main engine of justice, the mechanism of deterrence...* A week ago, I noticed some news reports that "Thiel is funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker". I am a fan of Peter Thiel and of course, my relationship has been strengthened when I spent a week in a group he helped to gather (and funded the meeting) and talked to him. But I find lawsuits annoying and I didn't know who Hulk (some green supervillain?) or Hogan (holographic noise?) or Gawker (no idea) was. Well, Gene made me interested in the story. The basic facts seem simple. Hulk Hogan, apparently ... more »

Europe To Send Conspiracy Theorists To ‘Reeducation Camps’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Citizens in Europe who break new “hate speech” rules on the internet, including those who spread conspiracy theories online, will be forced to attend ‘reeducation camps’. According to section 7 of the European Framework National Statute For The Promotion Of Tolerance: Juveniles convicted of committing crimes listed in paragraph (a) will be required to undergo a rehabilitation programme designed to instill in them a culture of tolerance. The full section reads: Section 7. Penal Sanctions (a) The following acts will be regarded as criminal offences punishable as aggravated crimes: (i)... more »

Olavo Fontes and Injured Soldiers

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 20 hours ago
Since it was brought up in the comments section of another post, I thought I would published this segment on the Fort Itaipu injury case as it was reported first by Dr. Olavo Fontes and later by the Lorenzens. The following report first appeared in *UFO Dossier*. Doctor Olavo Fontes Teixeira, known as Olavo Fontes in the United States was the Doctor Olavo Fontes Teixeiraone who originally “investigated” the sighting and provided the information to his American colleague, Coral Lorenzen. Although he provided the preliminary information to Lorenzen within weeks of the event, it would... more »

June 1: What can I say?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 20 hours ago
The big news, the banner headline of the day, is that we're going to get an extra telephone area code in New Brunswick. It's really amazing how the news media have dumbed us down. That's really what the phenomenon of Trump is all about. Here's a man running for president who really has no idea of foreign policy. Here's a man running for president who doesn't seem to know there's a rising tide of poverty in the U.S. (The same is true of Hillary.) That poverty could well lead very serious social disorder - and worse. But it's not an issue in the leadership race. Trump has a massiv... more »

World War 3: Russia And Syria To Confront US Army In Raqqa

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A World War 3 scenario looms as both the Syrian army flanked by Russians, and the US army flanking Kurds head to Raqqa, Syria to ‘destroy ISIS’. A massive convoy of soldiers from the Syrian Armed Forces traveled to the Hama-Raqqa border over the weekend, in order to liberate the city from ISIS. Almasdarnews.com reports: According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, over 1,500 soldiers, mostly from the Desert Hawks and Syrian Marines, departed for the Hama-Raqqa countryside this weekend after the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command and their Russian military advisers issued... more »

France Makes It Illegal To Drive Old Cars

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
France are to ban all cars registered before 1997 from July 1st, under new rules aimed at curbing smog and traffic problems in Paris. Old cars are to be banned from Paris during weekdays, and all motorcycles registered before 1999 are to be barred from the roads too. Theverge.com reports: The ban was announced last year as part of an anti-pollution measure that will become progressively stricter in coming years. By 2020, the ban will extend to cover cars that were registered prior to 2010. Those who violate the rule can face a fine of up to €35 ($39), or €78 as of January 1st, 2017.... more »

Nigel Farage Exposes EU Referendum Fraud

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Nigel Farage has said that he believes evidence of EU Referendum fraud has been uncovered, saying that EU migrants without dual nationally have received polling cards illegally. The leader of UKIP tweeted “I’m getting several emails saying that EU migrants without dual nationality are receiving #EUref polling cards. This needs looking at.” According to the Daily Mail, British voters have moved towards voting to leave the European Union in next month’s referendum according to two surveys by polling firm ICM, surprising investors and sending sterling sharply lower. The “Out” campaign... more »

Anti-Vaccine Protestors Storm Australian Event

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Anti-vaccine protestors stormed a public propaganda seminar on immunisations in Perth, Australia on Monday night, causing the event to close early. Organisers of the Telethon Kids Institute stopped their question and answer session after protestors stormed the building, attempting to raise awareness on the dangers of vaccines. The seminar was held in order to persuade parents that vaccines are safe, which the anti-vaccine activists say gave a very one-sided view of the vaccine debate. Yahoo News reports: Professor Carapetis said yesterday he was shocked and disappointed by their be... more »

Senate Bill Gives FBI Unlimited Surveillance Powers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
The Senate Intelligence Committee have voted for a new secret bill that will allow the FBI unlimited surveillance powers over private user data, without the need for a warrant. The bill will allow U.S. security agencies to access a large range of digital data, without requesting permission from a court or the user. Senator Ron Wyden has slammed the bill as being undemocratic and Orwellian-like: “This bill takes a hatchet to important protections for Americans’ liberty. This bill would mean more government surveillance of Americans, less due process and less independent oversight of... more »

Electoral Fraud Discovered In Austrian Presidential Election

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Evidence of electoral fraud have emerged in the recent Austrian elections, as an unlikely candidate won the election, amid an impossible “147% voter turnout”. Far-left Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen unexpectedly defeated Norbert Hober from the Freedom Party of Austria by 31,000 votes, winning 50.35% to 49.65%. Americanthinker.com reports: The lights were already blinking red on the day the results were being released. Writing for Breitbart soon thereafter, James Delingpole didn’t mince words and called the election a sham: We were continually assured by the left-liberal ... more »

When Beta Readers Attack

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 22 hours ago
There comes a time in every author's life and career in which a simple beta reading of their book, whether still in draft or ritualized in print, becomes an ordeal. It can be even that the reading and subsequent vague criticism can even turn personal and end in the termination of the relationship itself, if there was one. This is what's just happened to me. I got a slightly strange email last night to which I didn't bother responding until this morning. But it was from a former friend of mine who'd taken me to task for "taking liberties with words" and cited the use of the... more »

Who Notices It?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Mohawk Nation News 'Chump Change'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/06/01/chump-change/

Frontera NorteSur: New Mexico: 'The Border's Flint, Michigan?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
June 1, 2016 Special FNS Feature By Frontera NorteSur Censored News The Border's Flint, Michigan? Paloma Rodriguez and Frank Hernandez were not shocked to hear about excessive levels of arsenic that were found in the water supply of their community. Operators of the Carousel Convenience Store on the edge of Sunland Park, New Mexico, Rodriguez and Hernandez had seen notices before from the

Women's Boat to Gaza presented at European Parliament

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
From our U.S. representative, Kit Kittridge, in Brussels for face-to-face meetings with our international partners in the Freedom Flotilla Coalition:  Women's Boat to Gaza presented at the European Parliament May 31 , 2016 - Brussels, Belgium The Women's Boat to Gaza, a campaign of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition conducted

Snoop Dogg is Right

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Snoop Dogg - 900] My musical tastes do not include rap and hip-hop, but when Snoop Dogg comments on the Roots remake, saying he is tired of movies about slavery and would prefer a series “about the success that black folks are having,” he... more »

Do Politicians Talk Down To Their Audiences?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
It seems so long ago that we started discussing how Trump's 3rd or 4th grade vocabulary has worked so well for him in the Republican primary. He wasn't kidding when he said "We love the poorly educated." His simple language resonated with the Republican Party masses. The other day, Grammarly came out with a study exploring how politicians talk and how voters respond. They went back into political history to analyze how presidential candidates have communicated with the electorate and have come to the conclusion that "over time, politicians have been simplifying their language by s... more »

Miyamoto Musashi AMV

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Easter Island

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

The Revelation

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Ramesses II Luxor

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Chris Dunn

The forgotten child soldiers recruited by Kurdish militants in Turkey and Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Not forgotten here. Not forgotten by myself or my readers. Conveniently forgotten by all the Kurdish militant cheerleaders in the western media. Main stream and the so called alternatives. Yup, certainly a curious commonality ISIS and Kurdish militants share.* Recruiting children and brainwashing them*. Kidnapping them from their families. How many news articles are posted here about that horrid abuse? I've lost count. And still I read the same sick mind viruses over and over- Secular Kurds. Best fighters on the ground. Promoters of equality. Downtrodden and always done wrong by. Si... more »

DOJ Defies Federal Judge to Protect White House’s Amnesty

KEVIN DALEY at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Department of Justice - 900] The U.S. Department of Justice is refusing an order from a federal judge to release details of benefits provided to over 100,000 illegal immigrants under President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered the Justice... more »

What Is The Secret For Russian President Putin's Survival?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Putin. TASS *Andrei Kolesnikov, Project Syndicate:* *The Secret of Putin’s Survival* MOSCOW – Two years ago, a long process of growing authoritarianism and isolationism under President Vladimir Putin culminated in Russia’s annexation of Crimea. But even as much of the international community condemned the move, Russians seemed to welcome it. Indeed, the peninsula’s “return” to Russian control had a profound effect on public sentiment – one that seems to have strengthened Putin’s grip on power, even as Russia faces deepening political and economic challenges. In M... more »

Human Destiny

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
What i am presenting here is a completely different perspective regarding our Human destiny. All our teachings, including our spiritual lore has presented us with a fairly simple framework. We are conceived physically, this engenders a soul, and then we are born. We grow to maturity, age and ultimately die releasing said soul. Ample controversy exists regarding transmigration and reincarnation and of the true existence of spirit. This perspective is largely universal except perhaps those who commune more easily with spirit and thus assume such may be significant as well. Eve... more »

Monetizing the Debt Would Create Hyperinflation. Let's Not.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
What is so wrong in this argument is the assumption that we would do it all in a single day. Why? What we want to do is to monetize five percent per year and stay ahead of new debt in the process. Thus we would establish a ceiling on the debt issued and reduce it through monetization or longer term paper at the rate of five percent per year. Low interest rates are present today and they are seriously deflationary themselves. Several years of this should have a three to six percent world sponging up all the surplus cash coming into the system. Add the transference of credit gra... more »

Billions of Pounds of Cheese are about to go to Waste

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is the easiest problem in the world to actually fix. The economics will need to be sorted out properly but what we do is have the surplus declared surplus and then directly supply it to all families on welfare at the rate of three to five kilos per month. If we presume fifty million needy families, that works out to at least 150,000,000 kilos per month or 150,000 tons We apparently have a million ton surplus to deal with and this means that in one year the entire surplus will have been worked off. Better that all these are the actual families suffering f...more »

The Georgia-Texas Connection, Texas Creeks and Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
What happened is that the Mexican army accepted the surrender of around essentially several hundred untrained militiamen formed up to form the Georgia Battalion and then proceeded to gun them down. . Otherwise we have pieces of the history of native expulsions in the face of white opportunism and all that meant. Not pleasent. Again a careful history of the southern tribes needs to be constructed and this work is doing much to help. *The Georgia-Texas Connection, Texas Creeks and Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar* *May 16, 2016 Richard Thornton 1 Comment* * http://peopleofonefire... more »

2016 Week 22 Education Odds and Ends

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
*“[Mike] Feinberg’s fumbling rhetoric and transparent body language cannot conceal the condescending corporate paternalism that is a defining characteristic of KIPP’s abusive corporate reform school testing camps.” — Professor James Horn* Dr. Horn's book just arrived in the mail. To read after my 2L year ends. @MismeasureOfEd #edreform pic.twitter.com/wIjpbBPGRI — Robert D. Skeels (@rdsathene) April 6, 2016 A parent testifies about charter co-location Parent-Activist Karen Wolfe provides powerful testimony against corporate charter profiteer Refugio "Ref" Rodriguez's scheme to ma... more »

Here Are 30 Facts About The F-22

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor [Source: Lockheed Martin] *History In Orbit:* *30 Facts About the F-22 Raptor That Will Blow You Away* *The F-22 Raptor is one of the most secretive planes in existence. The military doesn’t want you to know much about this stealth monster, but that’s why we are here today. Here are 30 facts about the iconic aircraft that will blow you off the tarmac!* With an estimated $34 billion spent to procure the final product, F-22’s would cost an estimated $339 million per aircraft, with a cost of around $150 per each additional unit. T... more »

10 minutes on the EU referendum, a must watch

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago

Former McDonald’s CEO Credits His Success On Lower Wages

Connor Wolf at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: McDonalds protest - 900] Former McDonald’s President Ed Rensi warned in an opinion piece Wednesday that a $15 minimum wage would destroy the very opportunities that made him successful. Rensi earned only 85 cents an hour when he joined McDonald’s in 1966 as a part-time... more »

No, neither house prices nor immigration are high because we’re prosperous

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
A STUDY OF AMERICAN mobility patterns across this decade’s Great Recession has a lot to say about housing prices and immigration in Auckland – puncturing in particular one of the many myths peddled about prices by this National Government You will have heard many ministers talking about the explosion in house prices being one of those “good problems” to have, that it’s some kind of reflection on NZ’s prosperity and good fortune – the “something special” they “felt” we were “on the cusp of” last election. A few of the National Party’s more moronic bloggers regularly echo the the... more »

And You Think 2016 Has Been Dirty... New Jersey Prepares To Take Center-Stage

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*George and Chris-- cut from the same cloth* *-by Parsippany Pete* One of the screw-ball things about Garden State gubernatorial politics is that the elections occurs in the year immediately following the long, long Presidential campaign. Oh, and it's a microcosm for much of what's wrong with electoral politics: corruption and apathy. For example, in 2009, many Americans (Democrats in particular) were emotionally moved by the inauguration of America's first black president. So moved that many stayed home the following November to allow for a loutish and nasty right wing authoritari... more »

Brazil's Economic And Political Crisis Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*L.A. Times:* *Brazil's government has sprung a leak, and a flood of secrets is gushing out* There’s a saying in Brazil: “Even the past is unpredictable.” It seems particularly apt in the wake of leaked audio recordings that point to ulterior motives for the recent impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and that have already forced the resignations of two members of the new Cabinet. Congress voted to put Rousseff on trial on charges that she shifted funds to cover holes in the national budget. The recordings — made before she was booted from office — bolster the suspicions of ma... more »

Jeremy Corbyn Needs a Media Strategy

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
In Stoke-on-Trent Labour, we have some experience with behind-the-scenes documentaries. And so my advice to the team surrounding Jeremy Corbyn would have been a firm "don't!" while they were negotiating with *Vice*. Their short documentary, *Jeremy Corbyn: The Outsider* caused a ripple of excitement among a commentariat bone-achingly bored with EU neverendum tit-for-tat. So, what about it? Your view is going to be coloured by what your politics are and your attitude to the leadership. If you're opposed to Jeremy, you're bound to find grist for your mill. If you like the man and hav... more »

U.S. Backed Kurdish-Syrian Fighters Launch A New Offensive Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Exclusive: U.S.-backed Syria forces launch offensive for Manbij pocket - U.S. officials* Thousands of U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are launching an offensive to capture from Islamic State a crucial swathe of northern Syria known as the Manbij pocket following weeks of quiet preparations, U.S. officials disclosed to Reuters. The operation, which only just started to get underway on Tuesday and could take weeks to complete, aims to choke off Islamic State's access to Syrian territory along the Turkish border that militants have long used as a logistics base for moving ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Alia Brahimi, Al Jazeera*: *ISIL may be in crisis, but so is the coalition* The group's current battlefield losses will not automatically translate into meaningful victories for the coalition. The battle to recapture Fallujah from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has gathered momentum, with thousands of government-linked forces encircling the strategic town, supported from the air and advised on the ground by the United States-led anti-ISIL coalition. It is worth recalling that Fallujah was the first Iraqi city to fall to ISIL (also known as ISIS) in January 2014 - a defe... more »

As We Shift - Answer the Call

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Are we not One? The human, the plant, the planet, the breathing of all life on her unite now as one voice – one song, one whisper – ONE. It is akin to kittens who roll and snuggle and nibble and play and sleep and eat entangled and united but separate. This is life and you are hearing now the call of it. Answer. As you commune you will hear sounds not heard before and sense energies not sensed before. It will feel unusual, alarming even as you work to decipher where these feelings emerge from. This oneness begins and at some unforeseen moment you will see that it matters no... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Challenge from Heaven”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Challenge from Heaven” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99dbIpstPpA

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Humanity's Brotherhood of Misery..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is messy. It's not easy and it's definitely not for the timid. Everyone has a past. Things that stab them right between the eyes. Old grudges. Old shame. Regrets that steal your sleep and leave you awake until you fear for your own sanity. Betrayals that make your soul scream so loud you wonder why no one else hears it. In the end, we are all alone in that private hell. But life isn't about learning to forgive those who have hurt you or forgetting the past. It's about learning to forgive yourself for being human and making mistakes. Yes, people disappoint us all the time. But... more »

"RADIATION ALERT - Harrisonburg, VA"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"RADIATION ALERT - Harrisonburg, VA"* by Newsroom "Radiation detectors from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are showing a sudden and dramatic rise in Gamma radiation in and around Harrisonburg, VA. According to the privately-funded Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center (NETC.com) Gamma radiation in Harrisonburg is now at 429 Counts-Per-Minute (CPM). This is much higher than the "typical" reading of 255 CPM over the past three months. The chart below outlines the situation: *Click image for larger size.* While our planet and all our environments always have some levels of... more »

The Poet: TS Eliot, “The Hollow Men”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Hollow Men”* by TS Eliot “We are the hollow men. We are the stuffed men Leaning together, Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass, Or rats' feet over broken glass In our dry cellar. Shape without form, shade without color, Paralyzed force, gesture without motion; Those who have crossed With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom Remember us- if at all- not as lost Violent souls, but only As the hollow men, The stuffed men. *II* Eyes I dare not meet in dreams In death's dream kingdom... These do n... more »

"The Best Answer..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There is much asked and only so much I think I can or should answer, and so I would like to give a few thoughts on what seemed to be the overwhelming question: "WHY?" And here is the best answer I can give: Because. Because sometimes, life is damned unfair. Because sometimes, we lose people we love and it hurts deeply. Because sometimes there aren't really answers to our questions except for what we discover, the meaning we assign them over time. Because acceptance is yet another of life's "here's a side of hurt" lessons and it is never truly acceptance unless it has cost us somet... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Related:* "Clinton's War on Women" - https://www.rt.com/

Gerald Celente, "May 31, 2016: Humanity On The Brink Of Global Insanity"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gerald Celente, "May 31, 2016: Humanity On The Brink Of Global Insanity" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFwnAZ9UyGo

The Economy: "The End Of The American Dream: Half Of US Households Are 'Financially Fragile'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The End Of The American Dream: * *Half Of US Households Are 'Financially Fragile'"* by Simon Wilson "The middle class in America is in crisis, with incomes falling and life expectancy worsening. Why? And what can be done about it? *What’s it like to be a middle-class American? *Increasingly precarious, it seems. In an article entitled “The Secret Shame of Middle Class Americans” in this month’s issue of The Atlantic, the writer Neal Gabler – an author, film critic and academic – came out as one of the many millions of apparently middle-class Americans who are in fact living in a “... more »

"Congress’ Treachery, the FBI’s Double-Crossing and the American Citizenry’s Cluelessness: With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Congress’ Treachery, the FBI’s Double-Crossing and the American * *Citizenry’s **Cluelessness: **With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?"* By John W. Whitehead “The evil was not in bread and circuses, per se, but in the willingness of the people to sell their rights as free men for full bellies and the excitement of the games which would serve to distract them from the other human hungers which bread and circuses can never appease.” - Admiral Ben Moreell (1892 – 1978), chief of the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Yards and Docks and of the Civil Engineer Corps "As the grandfather of t...more »

Musical Interlude: Gov't Mule, "Soulshine"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gov't Mule, "Soulshine" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijsritrkiAA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Which is older- the rocks you see on the ground or the light you see from the sky? Usually it’s the rocks that are older, with their origin sediments deposited well before light left any of the stars or nebulas you see in the sky. However, if you can see, through a telescope, a distant galaxy far across the universe- further than Andromeda or spiral galaxy NGC 7331 (inset)- then you are seeing light even more ancient. *Click image for larger size.* Featured here, the central disk of our Milky Way Galaxy arches over Toadstool hoodoos rock formations in northern Arizona, USA. The unus... more »

Chet Raymo, “Out Of Eden”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “Out Of Eden”* by Chet Raymo “The Maori of New Zealand imagined the original man with his head planted firmly in the earth, an ocean issuing from his mouth, in his groin a gum tree, clouds on his feet. What are we to make of this upside-down Adam? No head-in-the-clouds this fellow. His tattooed noggin is fixed in the soil like a tuber. Arms spread like an ocean-going outrigger canoe. Heart and lungs smoldering in the hearth of his chest. Only the soles of his feet keeping the sky from crushing him out. Looks good to me. Humankind as integral to nature. Earth, water, fire, air. T... more »

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