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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

23 June - Blogs I'm Following

June 22

9:48pm MDST

DNC Sued By Up To 2 Million Sanders Donors In Class Action Lawsuit

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 16 minutes ago
Hundreds of Bernie Sanders donors have launched a massive class action lawsuit against the DNC alleging fraud and collusion with the Hillary Clinton campaign, in a move designed to fundamentally change the way the DNC exists and conducts business, and thousands more people have requested paperwork to sign on as plaintiffs in the past 48 hours. Beck & Lee Trial Lawyers, a civil litigation firm based in Miami, Florida, is announcing the filing of a class action lawsuit against the DNC early next week, and anyone who donated to the DNC after Bernie Sanders entered the race for the Demo... more »

sui generis

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 33 minutes ago
look it up thats me no boasting just realization So can I light a fire with this?

Father Cures MMR Vaccine Injured Son’s Autism

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 46 minutes ago
A father has posted a video online documenting the rapid progress made by his MMR vaccine injured son while undertaking chelation therapy to remove heavy metals from his body, showing that children diagnosed with autism can recover and lose their diagnoses in very short periods of time. Scott Shoemaker posted the video titled ‘The First Year in the Life of a Rapidly Recovered Child With Autism‘ that shows his son Joshua, aged 3 years and 2 months, in a regressed autistic state after a round of mercury containing vaccines and the MMR. Joshua lost all eye contact and his vocabulary – h... more »

In Trump Meeting With Evangelical Leaders, Participants Looked for Policy Details, but Received Simple Statements. Is That Enough?

John Yoest at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: In this June 18, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Las Vegas. Trump has forced out his hard-charging campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, in a dramatic shakeup designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and reverse one of the most tumultuous stretches of Trump's unconventional White House bid.] Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” -- Revelation 4:8b On Tuesday, I sat in a ballroom with 1,000 of my closest Evangelical friends,... more »

$it-Down $tunt

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 hour ago
It's an election year, and the Democrats need a new fundraising peg. So what better way to represent their constituents than to abandon their soft leather chairs for a soft thick carpet in a camera-ready show of solidarity against all the poor slobs being swept up willy-nilly in the Homeland Security surveillance dragnet? We have to keep guns out of the hands of those "potential" terrorists, dontcha know. They're guilty until proven innocent. To hear the mainstream media tell it, this pseudo-strike by a bunch of liberal millionaires in the House of Representatives is a courageous ac... more »

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Bill: The E-Petition

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 hour ago
In December last year, Canada's government acknowledged the power of the Intertoobz and started allowing e-petitions. They need to be sponsored by an MP and if they get 500 signatures, can be tabled in Parliament. Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada yesterday initiated an e-petition against Bill C225 (full text of bill), "An Act to amend the Criminal Code (injuring or causing the death of a preborn child while committing an offence)," with its glurgy nickname, "Cassie and Molly's Law." Or as we call it: the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (WISC) bill. English version French version PD... more »

Shifting Under the Gavel: Obergefell After One Year

Cathy Ruse at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: White_House_gay marriage_same sex marriage] Last June five Justices of the Supreme Court ruled that no state of the Union could define marriage as a man-woman institution. This nullified the law of most states, and the individual votes of 50 million Americans, not to mention thousands... more »

Sanders Says His Revolution Is ‘Just Getting Started’

Ezra Kaplan at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Bernie Sanders speaks at his A Future To Believe In San Francisco GOTV Concert at Crissy Field San Francisco on June 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Bernie Sanders told a roaring crowd of supporters Thursday that his campaign is “just getting started” fighting economic inequality, changing the Democratic Party and bolstering Democrats running for Congress. Speaking to a packed hall in Manhattan,... more »

Don’t Try to ‘Church Up’ Donald Trump

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] In the otherwise forgettable 2001 movie Joe Dirt -- the Orlando Sentinel, rather amusingly, compared it to "choking to death on popcorn" in a review -- the title character, played by David Spade in a mullet, pulls up to his new... more »

Time for Trump to Put Up or Shut Up

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] Donald Trump should put his money where his mouth is. The real estate mogul says he’s worth “in excess” of $10 billion. I think he’s lying, as does pretty much every expert and financial journalist who has looked into the... more »

Chaos Everywhere-- And One Conservative Intellectual Blames A Century Of Reform

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Jonathan Rauch's portrait of a dystopian America four years from now, includes complete government gridlock, multiple government shutdowns, 3 unfilled Supreme Court seats, a third Speaker after Ryan's resignation, a default, market collapse and economic downtown, utter governmental chaos and a President Hillary relieved to be ending her single term. The presidential field is shaping up to be Kanye West vs the especially repulsive *Duck Dynasty* guy, recently elected governor of Louisiana by refusing to ever trim his beard. The lesson from 2016 was that Trump, Cruz and Bernie all d... more »

Climate Tricks 54, Forcing the linkage between climate change and dengue

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 3 hours ago
A friend from UP, Oggie Arcenas, wrote this discussion note at the UPSE website. In his concluding notes, he wrote, *"La Niña phenomenon is positively (and significantly) associated with dengue cases. La Niña, as widely known, is “cooling” of surface water temperature, inducing an abnormal cycle and intensity of dryness and wetness in different parts of the world. Although La Niña does happen naturally, its increasing frequency is attributed to general global warming."* Some brief comments here. 1. *"La Niña, as widely known, is “cooling” of surface water temperature"* Vague. L... more »

Brexit debate and the EU bureaucracy

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 3 hours ago
As of this writing (almost 11 pm in Manila), UK voters are deciding in a referendum whether their country should remain or exit the European Union (EU). I did not follow closely the Brexit vs Remain debate, but since my advocacy is less government (local, national or regional/international/multilateral), my leaning will be towards the Brexit. Am not a UK voter anyway, just expressing a short opinion about the issue. Meanwhile, two articles I read today from capx.co further cement my leaning towards the Brexit. Copy-pasting only a few paragraphs. Nice one from Matt Ridley especiall... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 3 hours ago
*Amid controversy, Boston Latin headmaster resigns* *She showed insufficient hysteria about one or two instances of pupils making derogatory comments to black students. As it is an academically selective school it has few blacks compared to the community and that has always rankled some. So great hysteria was required* The headmaster of Boston Latin School, who had been fending off calls for her termination for months amid a federal probe into racially charged incidents at the school, announced Tuesday she is resigning after nine years leading the city’s top exam school. Lynne ...more »

Organization Seeks to Run Third Party Candidate for Unsatisfied Voters

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Former Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Johnson, a Libertarian candidate, had a town hall event with CNN this week with his running mate.] Many Americans are unsatisfied with the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the United States' 45th president. The organization Better For America was launched June 14 with just such Americans in mind and is planning running an independent candidate for...more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 3 hours ago
*There is a reason that Donald Trump cannot be taken seriously ~ he continually blatantly fabricates and expects you to believe his self-serving assertions and lies. Many leading Republicans don't take Trump seriously but instead are guilty of wishful thinking regarding his self-proclamations and political ambitions. Perhaps we must seriously consider that Trump is in reality the perfect foil for Hillary Clinton ~ a Manchurian candidate or false flag candidate meant to serve as a constant political distraction with the purpose of coalescing public anger and disenfranchisem... more »

the story of my life

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

The Hutchison Effect

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

EU v liberty: It’s all about the law

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*Why doeds the Brexit result matter to Britons? Because, says Andrew Bates in this Guest Post, the form of law imposed upon Europeans is vastly different to the common law that grew up in Britain. And that is the difference that makes the difference…* ------------------------------ For me, every political issue comes down to this question: "what does this do to advance the liberty of the human individual?" For me, liberty is the key. It's the safeguard of the principle that every individual is an end in himself and may not be treated as the means to another's (or many others')... more »

Brexit Supporters Fear Voter Fraud In Pencil Only Election

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Brexit supporters in the UK have claimed that ballot papers could be fraudulently tampered with in Thursday’s EU referendum due to the fact that voting booths insist on using only pencils. Numerous voters took to Twitter to express their outrage that polling stations were turning people away who brought along their own pens to ensure voter fraud did not take place. Infowars.com reports: Reports are already coming in that voters are being told they can’t use their own pens and must use a pencil to vote, although the Electoral Reform Society has said that voters can bring their own p... more »

Enormous Movement Along San Andreas Fault Reported

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Scientists have reported large scale movement along the San Andreas Fault system in California, sparking fears of a mega Earthquake in the coming weeks. According to a Yahoo News report, scientists have detected lots of unusual movement along the fault line, with surrounding areas of land rising and sinking in a dramatic manner. The study published in the journal Nature Geoscience found that parts of California surrounding the San Andreas Fault are symbiotically, if slowly, rising and sinking. This is the first time hard evidence has been given that ‘the Big One’ may be about to hit... more »

University Launches 9/11 Investigation Over Controlled Demolition Claims

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The University of Alaska have launched their own academic 9/11 investigation over claims that the towers were brought down by controlled demolition. Many experts claim that the Twin Towers, along with Building 7, collapsed due to a secret controlled demolition that the government and media have covered-up. Express.co.uk reports: One key part of their argument is the collapse of a third smaller tower, called Building 7, at the World Trade Centre complex, several hours after the huge skyscrapers fell. Until now, the theory has been just that and confined to the online forums of consp... more »

FEMA Camp Unveiled In Texas Ready For Upcoming Civil War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Footage released this week shows a huge new FEMA camp in Texas that insiders claim is ready to open its doors to the masses in the event of a civil war. On October 17, 2006, President Bush signed the John Warner Defense Authorization Act into law. This allows the President to declare a “public emergency” at his own discretion, imposing martial law across the land and place federal troops anywhere throughout the United States. Thelastgreatstand.com reports: The President can now deploy federal troops to U.S. cities, at will, which eliminates the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act. For those w... more »

Russia To Develop Teleportation Within 20 Years

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
President Putin has announced plans for Russia to develop the world’s first teleportation device within the next 20 years. A Kremlin research program aims to make the same teleportation technology as seen in Star Trek. Telegraph.co.uk reports: A proposed multi-trillion pound strategic development program drawn up for Vladimir Putin would seek to develop teleportation by 2035. “It sounds fantastical today, but there have been successful experiments at Stanford at the molecular level,” Alexander Galitsky, a prominent investor in the country’s technology sector, told Russia’s Kommersa... more »

Supreme Court Rules Reverse Racism Is Legal

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the use of race in college admissions, rejecting claims that reverse racism is unconstitutional. A white woman tried to sue the University of Texas, claiming its affirmative action program was racist in nature. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the college to continue its race related policy means that other institutions in America will be able to use race as a criteria in their admission policies. Foxnews.com reports: The court had sidestepped the broader constitutional issues in a similar case three years ago, but on Thursday upheld the unive... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... June 23 , 2016 ...... Quick Hits - 1. Markets In Risk On Mode As Brexit Fears Fade away - In The Eyes Of Market Participants. 2. Brexit News - Primarily Picking Up From Close Of Polls . 3. Greece News De Jour. 4. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Markets...... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 35m 35 minutes ago The Volatility Index rose 14.6% yesterday and dropped 18.5% today. Not a common occurrence. $VIX *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 51m 51 minutes ago Largest Junk Bond ETF at a 1-year high, 1% away from a new all-time high. $HYG *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 55m 55 minutes ago Emerging Market Sovereign Bond Index at new all-time highs. https:// pensionpartners.com/when-bond-kings-short-emerging-market-equities/ … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago Pound vo... more »

New Disturbing CIA Torture Claims Surface

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A new eye-opening document claims that the CIA’s use of torture is much darker and depraved than originally thought. The CIA previously claimed that torture was used on detainees as a way of psychologically ‘breaking them’, according to a 2007 Justice Department memo. But that claim is now at odds with newly declassified Bush-era documents that detail how the CIA practised their torture program. Thedailybeast.com reports: A second document says that the CIA believed itself to be legally barred from torturing others countries’ detainees—but not from using so-called enhanced interrog... more »

The EU explained in one pic [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
NZers may be bemused at talk of Brexit or non-Brexit – of Leave or Remain. What exactly is it with the EU? With what exactly was it that folk were voting to Leave or Remain? Perhaps this will make it easy: [image: EU] [Hat tip Tom B.] *UPDATE*: And right on cue, just as the vote closes – and against everything said by David Cameron and EU flunkies through the course of the campaign about how Britain will renegotiate if it remains in the EU…. *There will be no further renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with the EU after the referendum, European Commission president Jean ... more »

UK Pound Takes Wild Ride as ‘Brexit’ Referendum Results Come In

Danica Kirka & Jill Lawless at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Not for reuse] LONDON (AP) -- The British pound seesawed dramatically early Friday as the first results came in for Britain’s referendum on whether to leave the European Union, with increasingly mixed signals challenging earlier indications that “remain” had won a narrow victory... more »

Clinton Foundation Hacked: Mining and Weapons Partners Gave Millions

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Saudis flowed millions into Clinton Foundation and benefitted from weapons deals. By Brenda Norrell Censored News The Panama Papers leak exposed many abroad, but very few tax evaders in the US, leaving many questions about the leak. It came after the bank leak of the Clinton Foundation, which exposed far more, including the millions in clash secretly flowing to the Clintons from mining

Dine' Filmmaker Arlene Bowman: Dene Language Conference Connects and Inspires

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Dene Language Conference held in Yellowknife Northwest Territories produced positive results for Arlene Bowman, Dine’ filmmaker Dene language root in far north connects Tolowa Dee-ni' in California and Dine' and Apache in Southwest Arlene Bowman Article and photos by Arlene Bowman Dine' (Navajo) filmmaker/photographer Copyright Arlene Bowman, Censored News YELLOWKNIFE,

Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress 'From Within the Storm'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
FROM WITHIN THE STORM Joint Communique from the National Indigenous Congress and the EZLN on the cowardly police attack against the National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers and the indigenous community of Nochixtlán, Oaxaca. June 20, 2016 Deutsch Übersetzung ελληνικές μεταφράσειςTraduzione italianoTraduction en Français Espanol To the People of Mexico: To the peoples of the

'Humans not Hedge Funds' confronts Peabody Coal June 24, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Dine' grandmothers when Peabody Coal orchestrated forced relocation to clear Dine' off their lands for Peabody's coal mining on Black Mesa 40 years ago. Photo by Dan Budnik Dine' Roberta Blackgoat said they were cutting out the liver of Mother Earth when  they cut out the coal. The coal continues today to fire up Navajo Generating Station on the  Navajo Nation, one of the dirtiest coal

Modi, Monsanto, Bayer And Cargill: Doing Business Or Corporate Imperialism?

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 5 hours ago
Global Research, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this* Describing itself as a major ‘global communications, stakeholder engagement and business strategy’ company, APCO Worldwide is a lobby/PR agency with firm links to the Wall Street/corporate America establishment (arguably, part of it) and functions to serve its global agenda. India PM Narendra Modi turned to APCO to help transform his image and turn him into electable pro-corporate PM material. It also helped Modi get the message out that what he achieved in Gujar... more »

I Robot by Eando Binder

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
The story is about a robot's confession. Some weeks earlier, its builder, Dr. Charles Link, built it in the basement. Link teaches his robot to walk, talk and behave civilly. Link's housekeeper sees the robot just enough to be horrified by it, but his dog is totally loyal to it. The robot is fully educated in a few weeks, Link then names it Adam Link, and it professes a desire to serve any human master who will have it. Soon afterwards, a heavy object falls on Dr. Link by accident and kills him. His housekeeper instantly assumes that the robot has murdered Dr. Link, and calls in ar... more »

No Reform Coming from Democrats.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
*The Electronic Intifada reports:* Allies of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred at the Democratic platform drafting committee’s first round of hearings on 9 June over the issue of Palestinian freedom and Israel. The clashes point to deeper struggles over Israel taking place within the party. Sanders’ backers called for elevating Palestinian rights and acknowledging Israel’s military occupation in the party’s general election platform. The video above shows highlights of the exchanges. Those requests from Sanders allies were roundly rejected by Clin... more »

“China will react if provoked again: you risk the war”

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Interview with Andre VltchekBy Alessandro Bianchi *Andre Vltchek has become renowned in Italy for being the co-author, along with Noam Chomsky, of the famous book “Western Terrorism” (Ponte alle Grazie). A documentary filmmaker, novelist, essayist, philosopher and intellectual, multi-faceted Vltchek is the cosmopolitan man par excellence, a “true revolutionary” as he likes to call himself. In recent years with his camera and his extraordinary commitment against injustice on this planet he has explored every corner of the Earth and taken over the length and breadth of Western t... more »

Clinton Failed to Hand Over Key Email to State Department

MICHAEL BIESECKER at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton6 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The disclosure makes it unclear what... more »

Are Military Lawyers Trumping Commanders When It Comes to Strategy and Operations?

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: military operation - 900] U.S. military commanders must deal with at least 280 military lawyers overseeing their decisions and scrutinizing the legality of all proposed U.S. combat missions before they are authorized, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. The number appears to... more »

Brexit: I’ve seen more subtle propaganda coming out of North Korea [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Democracy is a system in which heads are counted regardless of their content. * *Nonetheless, it is the system EU voters suppose that they have with the EU. Not so, says Simon Black in this guest post.* ------------------------------ On November 11, 1947, Winston Churchill, then ex-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, rose to speak at a debate in the House of Commons: *“Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form ... more »

"Words Are Energy: The Music Of Language"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Words Are Energy: The Music Of Language"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Each word we speak has a life of its own, a vibratory signature that creates waves into the expanse of the universe. When we speak or write, we use the vehicles of words to carry meaning, as well as energy, from ourselves to another person or group of people. We may be speaking to our baby, our boss, or to an audience of 500 people. We may be writing a love letter, a work-related memo, or an entry in our own diary. Whatever the case, each word we speak or write has a life of its own, a vibratory signature t... more »

"The Most Damned Of All..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Damned is the soul that dies while the evil it committed lives on. And the most damned of all are those who see the evil coming for others and refuse to confront it. For it is not out of fear that heroes are born, but rather out of their selfless love that will not allow them safety bought from the torture, death, and degradation of others. It is better to die in defense of another than to live with the knowledge that you could have saved them but chose to do nothing. And to those who think that one person cannot make a difference, I say this... the deadliest tidal wave begins as a... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

The Economy: "The Fed’s ‘Doomsday Debt Device’ Is About to Explode"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Fed’s ‘Doomsday Debt Device’ Is About to Explode"* by Bill Bonner "Supposedly, the so-called Brexit — the vote in Britain this Thursday on whether to leave or remain in the European Union (EU) — and uncertainty over where the Fed will take US interest rates are cutting down stocks faster than a Z-turn mower. But Brexit is a sideshow. Britain will do just fine outside of the EU. It will even thrive. As for the Fed’s fumbling, it is a consequence, not a cause, of falling stock prices. The real threat to this market is more basic…more dangerous…and completely unavoidable. It is ... more »

"Hillary: The New Mother Teresa? "

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Hillary: The New Mother Teresa? "* by Michael Covel "Hillary Clinton's campaign website says her commitment to public service and fighting for others- especially children and families- has stayed with her throughout her life. She's such a selfless giver... just a sweet lady... a lovely heart of compassion... a gentle soul trying to make a difference in the world... dressed smartly as Kim Jong-Un's doppelganger. Hold on a second, I need to finish puking... The dictionary defines "public service" as something that's done to help people *rather than* to make a personal profit. So ... more »

"The Best Method..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane." - Hermann Hesse • Click image for larger size, which you may then fill in and frame if you're so inclined. Mine's hanging proudly on the wall... - CP

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dc-tRfKjuQ

Pittsburgh Ignores Public Outcry, Passes Transgender Bathroom Bill

Amber Randall at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: All-Gender Restrooms Sign Red - 900] The Pittsburgh Public Schools District instated a transgender bathroom policy Wednesday that would allow students identifying as transgender to use whatever bathroom they want, despite public opposition to the policy. The nine member school board unanimously voted to implement a... more »

Swing-State Voters Sharply Split Over Transgender School Bathroom Laws

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Transgender, Gender Identity, Transsexual] Voters in three prominent swing states are divided over whether individuals should be able to use the public bathrooms that correspond to their professed gender identity, especially in public schools, according to a new Quinnipiac University study. “Voters in Florida,... more »

Restoring Faith In Environmental Assessments

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
By the time Stephen Harper left office, no one believed a word of any environmental assessment issued by the federal government. Jason MacLean writes: In 2012 the Harper government gutted the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the National Energy Board Act, the Fisheries Act and the Navigable Waters Protection Act. Thousands of natural resources projects were exempted from assessments of their potentially significant adverse environmental effects. Energy projects — including politically charged pipeline proposals — were subjected to far narrower reviews with radically res... more »

Penile swab legitimate incident to arrest

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 6 hours ago
Saeed, 2016 SCC 24: To be reasonable and therefore consistent with s. 8 of the *Charter *: (1) a search must be authorized by law; (2) the authorizing law must be reasonable; and (3) the search must be conducted reasonably. Determining whether the common law power of search incident to arrest may reasonably authorize a penile swab involves striking a proper balance between an accused's privacy interests and valid law enforcement objectives. In some cases, an accused's privacy interests will be so high as to be almost inviolable. In those cases, the common law power of search inci... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #175The Immersion process, Innergration of Experiences and Skills of all Inbodyments of an Essence Line Combination,Innergration of all I AM

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
On Jun 23, 2016, at 9:32 AM, Denice wrote: Denice:* .....At the end of my dream Heather asked me to 'check the essence lines' of David West and his two friends. *😊 *[Denice describing the last portion of a dream she had last night]* Terran: Did you ask about David West to the SA? Denice: I don't know who David West is, I thought maybe you or H did? Terran: Military chopper just flew very slowly 500 ft above the house. They were as low as they are allowed. Dence: Wow!! Well things must be shifting again!😊 Stan X: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. 'DAVID WEST' IS A CODE FOR THE ONE/DENICE IN... more »

The New 1945

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
"You Lot...? Really? You Lot...? Cheeky *bastards*...." I get pessimism and despair. I do. Meaning that I can dig them - by which I mean that in the sense in which I "get" them, I recognise and appreciate them for what they are, meaning that I understand their nature and their role , as well as utility - as opposed to the "I often experience them" sense of getting them. Or at least, with less and less frequency I have found at any rate, at least of late - long may it continue, God Wi77ing. I have known, and I know depression, imimately. Biblically, you might say. She... more »

What Would It Take For The GOP To Actually Deny Trump The Nomination?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
You may have heard a rising star in the Georgia Republican Party, first vice chairman Michael McNeely, was unceremoniously kicked out of a Donald Trump event in Atlanta. He's a Trump supporter and a convention delegate. What the media has been shy about discussing is that party status is trumped by race: no negroes welcome anywhere near Mr. Trump. Trump, who claimed-- another lie-- that he's willing to self-fund his campaign (when he's been using it to *make* a profit for himself), was on *Fox & Friends* Tuesday whining about how Republicans are giving him enough support: "I need ...more »

Sections Of California Rising & Sinking Around The San Andreas Fault

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Scientists have produced data for the first time that shows huge sections of California land rising and sinking around the San Andreas fault. The San Andreas fault is California’s longest earthquake fault and also one of the state’s most dangerous Stress has been building up along the San Andreas fault for over a century and scientists say that the result of seismic strain will ultimately be released in a large and long overdue earthquake When all that stress is finally released, we could be looking at hundreds of billions of dollars in damage according to the U.S. Geological Survey ... more »

Obama Releases Bin Laden’s Bodyguard From Gitmo

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Gitmo detainee - 900] The Obama administration released Guantanamo Bay detainee Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab despite a review board's recommendation that he remain in United States custody. Wahab was reportedly a bodyguard to Al Qaida leader Usama bin Laden and had a relationship with... more »

Why I Agreed to Serve on Donald Trump’s Evangelical Council

James Robison at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this video screengrab, Donald Trump speaks with evangelical leaders during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.] GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump announced on Tuesday the creation of an executive council of evangelical leaders to advise him on topics of concern to the faith community and all those who understand the foundation essential for freedom. After much... more »

Astonishment watch: Yglesias joins "Buzzards" reading group!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016Slowest kid in the class:* We just read a new post by Matt Yglesias via a link from Kevin Drum. It appears at the brainy site, Vox. Yglesias' post concerns test scores from major urban school systems. We take it as proof of the following points: Yglesias is the slowest kid in the whole school system. In the entire *system,* not just in the whole school. Drum was right all along. Until fairly recently, lead in the air fried the brains of everyone in the whole country. Almost surely, Donald Trump is going to win. Our team is simply too incompetent to succ... more »

Democratic Sit In, Day 2

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
Just before noontime yesterday, the Democratic Party did something extraordinary, something I've only seen activists do: They staged a sit in on the floor,specifically in the well, of the US House of Representatives. This was led by 15 term Congressman John Lewis, longtime civil rights activist who'd staged sit ins in the 60's, and Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark. It was about gun control legislation the GOP has been notoriously loath to pass since they're merely glorified temp workers of the NRA. It was intended to force a vote on background checks and all the facets of... more »

Democrats End 25-Hour House Floor Protest Over Guns, Don’t Get the Vote They Demanded

Erica Werner at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: This photo provided by Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., shows Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., left, participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Weary but jubilant House Democrats ended their extraordinary sit-in on the chamber’s floor Thursday more than 24 hours after it began, a protest that let them broadcast their demands around the world for gun-control votes in the... more »

Gaia Portal: Celestial Guides gather in Oneness for each hu-being

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*Celestial Guides gather in Oneness for each hu-being* by ÉirePort Celestial Guides gather in Oneness for each hu-being. Messengers of Light are sent to all. Recognition from the masses is at hand. Fomenters are extinguished. Heavenlys arise. ÉirePort | June 23, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-yW

Peace Deal Signed Between Colombian Government And FARC Rebels Ending 52 Years Of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*VICE News*: *Colombia's 50-year war ends with historic ceasefire between rebels and government* Colombia's president and the leader of its biggest rebel group have sealed a "definitive ceasefire" after 52 years of war. President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londoño, of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, signed the historic agreement at a solemn ceremony this Thursday in Havana, Cuba. The accord — that comes after three years of talks, the last stages of which have been based in Cuba — paves the way for a final peace deal to end a conflict born in the 1960s. ... more »

Hopelessness watch: Trump calls Clinton world-class liar!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016Big scribes don't know how to respond:* Yesterday, in a major address, Candidate Trump said that Candidate Clinton is "a world-class liar." The irony there should have been apparent. Even as Candidate Trump lodged this charge, his own endless assortment of misstatements continued unabated. Some of Candidate Trump's misstatements concerned Candidate Clinton. Some concerned Candidate Trump himself. At one point, for example, Trump said this. Like rust, this claim never sleeps: TRUMP (6/22/16): It all started with her bad judgment in supporting the war in Ir... more »

US May Deploy More Troops To Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A senior commander in charge of leading the US-led military efforts against ISIS has said that US military officials are considering boosting the current level of troops in Iraq British Army Major General Doug Chalmers, the deputy commander for support in the US-led coalition, said on Thursday :”We’re constantly looking to see if we’re right-sized,” adding that the number of troops and additional combat capabilities were part of an “ongoing dialogue.” Press TV reports: The general’s remarks followed a report by the Washington Post that claimed US military commanders were going to as... more »

Imperial Western World Order?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
Below are two articles and a song that suggest the west is devolving into an imperial world order. The US is described as a garrison state and the EU is described as authoritarian and exploitative. The nuclear sons and daughters of the western world are described as dead from the dreaded disease (radiation poisoning?). These descriptions don't exhaust what can be said about the west, but they do identify troubling elements within the western world that threaten humanity's capacity to survive by addressing global political and environmental issues. Moreover, the centralization of m... more »

California Pipeline Spills Nearly 30,000 Gallons Of Crude Oil

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled from a pipeline on Thursday and flowed down a ravine in Southern California but did not reach the ocean according to authorities. Officials initially estimated the spill to be 210,000 gallons but now say it was 29,400 gallons. Crews rush to stop crude oil from gushing into ocean after pipeline bursts in Ventura County https://t.co/SL4LPJYIUwhttps://t.co/akTuTTQ0hw — ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) June 23, 2016 RT reports: Authorities raced to prevent some 700 barrels of crude oil spilled in Ventura, California, from reaching the ocean, early T...more »

U.S. Navy Commodore To Be Fired Over Iran's Capture Of His Sailors This Past January

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Navy commodore to be relieved of command over Iran's capture of his sailors* The commodore in charge of the two U.S. Navy boats that strayed into Iranian waters leading to the capture of his 10 sailors for 16 hours in January will be relieved of command likely putting an end to his career, Fox News has learned. Capt. Kyle Moses, commodore of Commander Task Force (CTF) 56 was responsible for the two riverine boats and Kuwait-based crew. The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, is set to release a long-awaited report on June 30th about the events surroun... more »

Engineering journal pulls two papers for “compromised” peer review

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
An engineering journal has retracted two papers for faked or rigged peer review, but authors of one of the papers are objecting to the retraction. The first author of that paper told us he and his co-authors “absolutely disagree” with the retraction, and are prepared to use “legal means” to safeguard their “rights and interests.” He […] The post Engineering journal pulls two papers for “compromised” peer review appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Why Are U.S. Trained Syrian Rebels Having Problems Being Resupplied By The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A C-130 aircraft drops its cargo over the town of Badrah, near the Iranian border, during a mission to supply the 3rd Border Transition Team. Photo by Sgt. Robert Baumgartner *Michael Weiss, Daily Beast*: *They’ve Got U.S. Guns. Can They Stop ISIS?* The Mu’tasim Brigade appears to be the very model of a fighting force the U.S. Defense Department can get behind—so why is it always running short of bullets and shells? “During the siege, we were hit with 50 ISIS car bombs,” Mu’tasim Abbas told me. “Each car was filled with 10 tons of explosive.” Abbas is the commander of the Mu’tasim... more »

There Are Currently About 280 U.S. Military Lawyers Overseeing All Proposed U.S. Combat Missions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Wikipedia *Daily Caller*:* EXCLUSIVE: At Least 280 Military Lawyers Scrutinize US Military Operations, Often In Real Time* U.S. military commanders must deal with at least 280 military lawyers overseeing their decisions and scrutinizing the legality all proposed U.S. combat missions before they are authorized, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. The number appears to be the first comprehensive compilation of the number of lawyers assigned at the headquarter levels. They provide often real-time legal advice to military commanders about the “laws of war” and r... more »

My Take On Today's EU Referendum In Britain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*WNU editor*: I do not live in Britain ....so my prediction and analysis comes from what I read, hear, and my gut.... and what my gut is telling me is that the vote to Remain will poll around 55%. Reason why .... (1) people do not like change (unless they are hurting), (2) a massive and sustained fear campaign against Brexit (a campaign that has had an impact), (3) the murder of Jo Cox that helped to kill the momentum for the Leave movement, (4) national security leaders raising concerns that national security would be "weaker" in the event that Britain should 'Leave', (5) numerous... more »

Competency-Based, Proficiency-Based, Personalized Bullshit

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
Neil Postman delivered an address at the 1969 NCTE Conference entitled "Bullshit and the Art of Crap-Detection." He advocated for an education that prepared citizens with keen "crap-detectors," or the ability to discern the bogus from the legitimate, the inane from the meaningful, the delusional from the real. Heidi Sampson is one of those individuals who obviously was educated by parents and teachers who believed as Postman believed; she has a keen crap-detector, and she is using it for good purposes. Here's an excerpt from a 2015 letter on her experiences detecting some awful cra... more »

Three Mistakes Catholics Make Who Flirt with Socialism

David Deavel at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Bishop Santa] In a previous article, I listed seven ways in which Catholic teaching rules out socialism as a system. Yet despite the Church’s concerns about the dangers of socialism, some politicians and other prominent Catholics have flirted with some sort of "Christian... more »

Blaming Christians for Orlando?

Eric Metaxas at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Orlando blame - 900] Two Sundays ago, an ISIS-inspired terrorist killed forty-nine people at a gay night club in Orlando. Yet just three days after the attack, the New York Times editorial board laid the blame for Omar Mateen's self-professed act of Islamic terrorism... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 9 hours ago
*New crop varieties 'can't keep up with global warming'* *How ridiculous can you get? Do the BBC have no pride to publish this excreta? For a start, global warming has been so slight in C21 that there is debate over whether it exists at all. It is certainly not racing ahead in the way the article below implies.Secondly, we don't need new crop varieties. We just use ones we already have. There are heaps of areas on the earth that are both very hot and which grow crops. A warming world would simply see them more widely used. Just as a minor example of heat-adaptation,... more »

Marines: Man in Iconic Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo Misidentified

SCOTT McFETRIDGE at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Iwo Jima - 900] DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- One of the six men long identified in an iconic World War II photograph showing the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima was actually not in the image, the Marine Corps announced Thursday... more »

Was The Orlando Shooter Gay?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
I just got back from my from my first visit to Azerbaijan. Corruption is rife and the government is authoritarian but those aren't aspects tourists notice. The country is beautiful, everything is inexpensive and the people are absolutely wonderful. Aerbaijan was the first Muslim-majority state that was dedicated to secularism. A parliamentary democracy, it started worked on social reform decades ago. It shows today in the way men and women interact with each other on all levels. The role of women in Azerbaijan seems to have far more in common with Europe than it does with other Mu... more »

Facebook to Provide ‘Political Bias’ Training for Employees

Rob Bluey at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Sheryl Sandberg - 900] Facebook is adding a training program for its employees to address concerns that the company has a bias against conservatives. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, announced the addition of a "political bias" section to the company's managing unconscious bias... more »

Tim Tebow Visits Former Teammate Injured in Pulse Shooting

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Football player Tim Tebow visited his high school teammate in the hospital after his teammate was injured in the Pulse Nightclub shooting.] Heisman Trophy winner and former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has always been dedicated to his Christian faith and charity work, and his actions on the heels of the Orlando shooting are no exception. According to a report in the Orlando... more »

EU Referendum In Britain -- Live Updates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Live Updates* Live: Last day of EU referendum campaign -- BBC The Latest: EU migration chief says UK ‘integral part’ of EU -- AP EU referendum live -- The Independent EU Referendum Live -- The Guardian EU REFERENDUM LIVE -- Express EU referendum day live -- Mirror E.U. Referendum: Britain Votes on Whether to Leave or Remain -- NYT Brexit: U.K. Votes in EU Referendum—Live Coverage -- WSJ EU referendum live - Britain votes on leave or remain -- DW Brexit Referendum Live Updates -- IBTimes

Are British Banks Waging A Campaign Of Fear On The EU Referendum?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Telegraph:* *Banks warn clients of chaos after referendum vote is declared * Leading banks have written to clients to warn of market chaos in the wake of the referendum vote. They fear a vote for Brexit would lead to the most volatile market in decades, The Times reported. The paper said that the Bank of England was on “high alert” to intervene. There are fears that the FTSE would collapse and as much as £350 billion could be wiped off the value of major companies if voters back withdrawal from the EU. Several banks, including HSBC, UBS, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Merrill Lynch a... more »

How Many Russian Soldiers Have Been Killed In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Medvedev Sergei/TASS via ZUMA *Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, Daily Beast:* *How Many Russian Soldiers Have Died in Syria?* *‘Officially’ only 11, but there are likely many more.* Since Russia began its bombing campaign in Syria on September 30, 2015, at least 12 Russian soldiers have been confirmed by the Russia Defense Ministry as killed, but independent journalists and bloggers have documented several more deaths and discovered reports of dozens more killed but not acknowledged by the government. Unlike the war in Ukraine, where the Kremlin pretends it is only local separatists who... more »

Will Russia Deploy Its New Nuclear Capable Missiles In Kaliningrad?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russian servicemen equip an Iskander tactical missile system at the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin *Reuters*:* Russia seen putting new nuclear-capable missiles along NATO border by 2019* MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is likely to deploy advanced nuclear-capable missiles in its European exclave of Kaliningrad by 2019, casting the move as a reply to a U.S.-backed missile shield, and may one day put them in Crimea too, sources close to its military predict. That would fuel what is already the wo... more »

Russia To Build Spy Station In Nicaragua

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Vladimir Putin and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, 2014. Photo: Tanjug *Washington Free Beacon*:* Moscow Building Spy Site in Nicaragua* Signals intelligence facility part of deal for 50 Russian tanks. The Russian government is building an electronic intelligence-gathering facility in Nicaragua as part of Moscow’s efforts to increase military and intelligence activities in the Western Hemisphere. The signals intelligence site is part of a recent deal between Moscow and Managua involving the sale of 50 T-72 Russian tanks, said defense officials familiar with reports of the arrangement. ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
I am travelling now .... and I am stuck in transit. Arghhh!!!!! Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

The EU says the Single Market adds 2% to GDP, so how could leaving it cost 6%?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
'To summarise: the European Commission says being in the Single Market adds 2% to GDP. If we were outside, we could do additional trade deals with the rest of the world, beyond the three significant countries with which the EU currently has deals: Mexico, South Africa and Korea. The European Commission's own analysis suggests that just seven of those deals would be worth 2% of GDP, and the three the UK would be most likely to get that the EU would not would be worth 1% of GDP. And all of that is before one even touches upon other gains from being outside the EU, such as allowing ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 11 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* For-profit medical schools are coming to the US Loretta Lynch Admits That Federal Authorities Have Lost The Orlando Shooter's Wife Is This The Big One? Large-Scale Motion Detected Near San Andreas Fault Indonesian Navy Fires Warning Shots At Chinese Fishing Boats In The South China Sea Japanese Mint Employee Stole 15Kg Gold Bar "To Cover FX Trading Losses" After Orlando, Senate Likely To Pass GOP-Backed Surveillance Bill U.S. Orders Drones with Radiation Detectors Designed for Nuclear Emergencies FBI Says Utility Pole Surveillance Cam Locations Must Be Kept ... more »

PROVOST/PROFESSORS/TEENAGERS/DOGMA: Concerning that probation report!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016Part 4—Lassettre disappeared:* How much of Brock Turner's story is actually true? We can't really answer that question. Turner, who was quite drunk at the time, says he was given consent by Jane Doe, who was even drunker. (The victim in this case has been variously referred to as Jane Doe and as Emily Doe. We'll use "Jane Doe" today.) A jury convicted Turner of assault; presumably, they didn't accept his story. It's also true, on a legal basis, that a person who is black-out drunk pretty much *can't* give consent, not even to a college freshman who's almo... more »

Islamic State Picks Up Its Suicide Bombers In Iraq And Syria

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
The Islamic State is in the midst of its annual spring offensive. This has been marked by an increase in suicide bombings in both Iraq and Syria. Monthly numbers the group has released on social media show this campaign. In November 2015 it launched 54 suicide bombers, followed by 61 in December, spiking at 85 in January 2016, before going back down to 69 in February. Then the spring campaign started and there were 112 suicide bombers in March, 83 in April and 81 in May. As a recent RAND study found the Islamic State is a bureaucratic organization that loves keeping records of all... more »

Obama Immigration Plan Blocked by 4-4 Tie at Supreme Court

MARK SHERMAN at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Obama Miffed - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency. The outcome underscores that... more »

Baltimore Police Driver Acquitted of All Charges in Freddie Gray Death

JULIET LINDERMAN at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Officer Caesar Goodson, left, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, arrives at a courthouse before receiving a verdict in his trial in Baltimore, Thursday, June 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)] BALTIMORE (AP) -- A judge acquitted a police van driver of all charges including “depraved-heart” murder on Thursday in the death of 25-year-old arrestee Freddie Gray, whose broken neck on the way to the station set off Baltimore’s worst riots... more »

Plagiarism, plagiarism, plagiarism: Five recent cases

Michael Koziol at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
There’s so much publishing news to report, we don’t always get to cover every retraction when it appears. To get the word out more quickly, sometimes we publish a group of papers pulled for similar reasons, such as duplications. Below, we present five recent cases of plagiarism, such as using text or figures that the […] The post Plagiarism, plagiarism, plagiarism: Five recent cases appeared first on Retraction Watch.

SCOTUS Upholds U of Texas Admissions Policy

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Sanity takes a deep breath today: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision, as Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant.

German Rescue: Gunman Opens Fire in Movie Theater, Is Killed in Commando Raid

The Stream at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: VIERNHEIM, GERMANY - JUNE 23: Heavily armed police outside a movie theatre complex where an armed man has reportedly opened fire on June 23, 2016 in Viernheim, Germany. According to initial media reports, the man entered the cinema today at approximately 3pm, fired a shot in the air and barricaded himself inside.] A masked gunman opened fire and took hostages in a movie theater in the western German town of Viernheim before being killed in a commando raid, German authorities are confirming. None were injured in the attack, but according to German media dozens were treated for... more »

Chaka Fattah Resigns From the House of Representatives After Corruption Charges

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Chaka Fattah-900] Longtime Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah was convicted on June 21, 2016 on federal corruption charges. According to Politico Fattah was found guilty of bribery, racketeering, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud and making false statements about a criminal... more »

A Bunch of Democrats Sat Around on the Floor in Protest While Paul Ryan Completely Lost Control...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*and no one really cares.* If the dems want to make utter fools of themselves, well, so be it. While they were busy trying to curtail the gun rights of law abiding citizens, this is what was going on in Chicago*:* *Chicago Gun Violence* Week in Progress (6/19 – 6/25) Shot & Killed: *6* Shot & Wounded: *54* Total Shot: *60* *Here's an idea. How about you plan your next sit-in for inner city Chicago? Maybe Mayor Rahm Emmanuel will join you. But remember boys and girls, you can't take your armed security with you. That would not present the right optics. * *Hey, great selfie gu... more »

Growing Strategic Russia - China Alliance As Putin Prepares To Visit China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. © Sergey Guneev / Sputnik *TASS*: *Putin considers Russia-China interaction important factor of global stability* Putin mentioned joint work in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, cooperation within BRICS and collaboration at the UN MOSCOW, June 23. /TASS/. Cooperation of Moscow and Beijing in global affairs is an important element of global stability, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with China’s Xinhua news agency shortly before his visit to China on June 24-25. "Today the very fact that ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
What was suppose to have been a simple flight from Halifax to Montreal become an 18 hour stay-over in an airport (with lousy wi-fi). I do feel groggy, but I should be back up to speed in blogging within the hour. Speaking about blogging .... Military and Intelligence News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST, followed by World News Briefs and Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials. The big story of the day is the EU referendum in Britain .... and I will be posting stories on what is happening throughout the day.

Lawmaker Forces EPA Chief to Watch Video of Unemployed Coal Miners

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: McCarthy - 900] Rep. Gary Palmer took time in a congressional hearing to respond to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy's claim there is no evidence EPA regulations are killing jobs. The Alabama Republican showed McCarthy, and everyone else at the hearing, a video... more »

Family Demands News of Chibok Girl Who Escaped Boko Haram

Michelle Faul at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: FILE- In this Thursday, May. 19, 2016 file photo, Amina Ali, the rescue Chibok school girl, sits during a meeting with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigeria's Bring Back Our Girls movement demanded Wednesday, June. 22, 2016 that the government provide news of the only one of 219 kidnapped schoolgirls to escape the clutches of the Boko Haram extremist group.] LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria’s Bring Back Our Girls movement and family members are demanding that the government provide news of the only schoolgirl among 219 kidnap... more »

California Bill Threatens Christian Colleges

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Christian College - 900] A California senate bill being debated this week seeks to make it more difficult for California Christian colleges to obtain faith-based exemptions. Senate Bill 1146 targets colleges who receive religious exemptions from federal Title IX, a law that prohibits sex-based discrimination... more »

Immigration matters

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
'New ONS figures released today show population rose 513,000 in one year Means UK population has gone up by nearly five million in 10 years Rise caused by 335,600 net migration and 171,800 more births than deaths' More here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3655946/UK-population-rises-500-000-65million-Figure-gone-nearly-five-million-just-ten-years.html but likely not on the institutionally pro immigration BBC.

Voting For The Fourth Annual Paul Revere Award Has Begun...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*voting ends on June 25th.* *Head over to Political Clown Parade and cast your vote. * You may vote for more than one blog, but you may vote only once. There's some mighty fine blogs nominated and the voting process is very easy. Thank you in advance.

The Dalai Lama Speaks the Uncomfortable Truth about Immigration

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - The Dalai Lama shuns political correctness to speak the truth about immigration.

Abortion Pill Requests Spike in Zika Outbreak Countries

Mike Stobbe at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Open Birth Control Pills, Abortion Pills] NEW YORK (AP) -- Online requests for abortion pills spiked dramatically this year in Brazil, Ecuador and some other Latin American countries that ban abortions, an indication that women may be choosing to end pregnancies rather than risk birth defects... more »

Authors retract PNAS paper suggesting silk stabilizes vaccines

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A PNAS paper that caught the media’s attention for suggesting that adding silk could stabilize vaccines and antibiotics has been pulled after the authors realized there were significant errors in the data analysis. According to the notice, the authors agreed to retract the 2012 paper; however, the corresponding author told us the authors did not think a […] The post Authors retract PNAS paper suggesting silk stabilizes vaccines appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Israel Says Palestinians Are To Blame For West Bank Water Shortages

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Israeli authorities have blamed Palestinians for their unwillingness to upgrade aging infrastructure as the primary reason for increased water shortages in the West Bank. However, the Palestinians accuse their neighbors of blackmailing and holding water supplies hostage. Tens of thousands of Palestinians were left without safe drinking water after Israel’s national water company has cut off supply to large areas of the occupied West Bank. RT reports: Since the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Palestinian villages east of Nablus have been suffering from a water shortage... more »

Voting For Peace... Or Not

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
*Barbara Lee says no wars without congressional approval; Fred Upton disagrees* Last week the House passed the 2017 Defense Appropriations bill. As part of the debate, Barbara Lee (D-CA) offered an amendment that would prohibit the use of funds for the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, a blanket excuse any president-- Clinton or Trump-- could use to attack anyone, anywhere without seeking constitutionally-mandated congressional approval. Congresswoman Lee's amendment was defeated by warmongers from both parties 146-274. Although 17 Republicans joined 129 Democrats in... more »

With Rubio In, Others Step Out in Florida’s Senate Race

Brendan Farrington at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., greets people outside his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio announced he will run for re-election to the Senate from Florida, reversing his retirement plans under pressure from GOP leaders determined to hang onto his seat and Senate control.] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s decision to run for president set off a scramble to replace him. His last minute decision to run for Senate re-election set off a scramble -- though much smaller -- to get... more »

Amid Campaign Worries, Trump to Check on Golf Courses in Scotland

Jonathan Lemire at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this June 22, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York. The nation’s framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to the presidential candidates. Unusual for a Republican, Trump has promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, the health care program for low-income people.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business -- in Scotland. In hi... more »

An Open Letter to a Gay Christian

Michael Brown at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: depression - 900] Dear Isaac, With great interest, I read your "Open Letter To My Conservative Christian Family: A Response to the Orlando Shooting." Over the last dozen years, I have done my best to listen to the stories of the LGBT community, especially...more »

Do 5 Million Americans Really Have Bipolar Disorder?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Dr. Kelly Brogan* - It’s time to take a long hard look at a story that we have been telling patients.

Clinton’s Email Troubles Continue, as New Report Shows Technical Issues Forced Security Shutdown in 2010

MICHAEL BIESECKER & TED BRIDIS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Email Privacy, E-Mail, Confidential, Mail] WASHINGTON (AP) -- State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features on the government’s own systems, according... more »

Television News Illusion: “Reporter in the Field on Location”

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Mainstream network television news is all about building illusions.

Will Britain Exit the European Union? Voters Decide Today

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: A worker on a lift adjusts the EU flags in front of EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Voters in the United Kingdom are taking part in a referendum that will decide whether Britain remains part of the European Union or leaves the 28-nation bloc.] LONDON (AP) -- Voters in Britain are deciding Thursday whether the country should remain in the European Union -- a historic referendum that threatens to undermine the experiment in continental unity that began in the aftermath of World War II.... more »

House, Senate GOP Seal Agreement on $1.1 Billion Zika Funding Measure

ANDREW TAYLOR at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is counting cases. In a change announced Friday, May 20, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will count all women who tested positive, regardless of whether they had suffered symptoms. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House and Senate Republicans ... more »

Congressional Democrats Stage Sit-In, Shut Down the House

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: This photo provided by Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., shows Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., left, participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Rep. John Yarmuth via AP)] Shouting “No Bill, No Break,” scores of Congressional Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday, shutting down the People’s business, and refusing to budge unless given a vote on gun control measures. The effort comes i... more »

Report: Medicare, Social Security Trust Funds Going Empty

[image: social security trust fund__1439558602_70.119.142.63] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of Social Security beneficiaries would get a tiny increase in monthly payments next year -- less than $2.50, about enough to buy a gallon of gas. Meanwhile, Medicare is expected to go bankrupt sooner than expected... more »

Chicago Approves Regulations for Uber, Lyft and Airbnb

JASON KEYSER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo a man leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Uber says Jason Dalton, the man suspected of going on a western Michigan shooting rampage that left six people dead was one of its drivers. Spokeswoman Nairi Hourdajian wouldn't say Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 whether Dalton was driving for the ride-sharing service Saturday night when the shootings occurred outside an apartment complex, car dealership and restaurant in and around Kalamazoo.] CHICAGO (AP) -- After weeks of debate, Chicago’s City Council approved compromise measures Wednesday pl... more »

Republicans Unveil Plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Repeal Obamacare - 900] House Republicans released their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare Wednesday, calling for the elimination of several key components of President Obama's landmark health care legislation. The GOP plan has some similarities to the proposal laid out by presumed Republican presidential... more »

Sadly, Honesty Doesn’t Seem to Matter in this Presidential Election

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Donald Trump - 900] Ranking right up there with the line, “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” is this recent headline in The Washington Times: “Honesty issues aside, voters still back Hillary Clinton, poll shows.” Though Clinton’s negatives appear... more »

US General Urges Military Action In Libya

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The US military’s plans to counter ISIS in Libya “makes no sense,” according to top US general who urges Washington to take a tougher stance in the country. Marine Lieutenant General Thomas Waldhauser made his comments before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Waldhauser who is President Obama’s pick to lead US troops in Africa told the Senate he favors an expansion of capabilities in Libya to strike ISIS. Press TV reports: “I am not aware of any overall grand strategy at this point,” the general said in response to a question by the committee’s chairman, Senator John ... more »

The Roots Of Today’s Tyranny: Total Information Awareness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Derrick Broze* - If you care about privacy, then it’s time to start openly resisting the prying eyes.

House GOP Will Not Support Move to Keep Harriet Tubman Off $20 Bill

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Harriet Tubman 20 Dollar bill - 900] The House GOP will not vote on Congressman Steve King’s proposed amendment that would stop the U.S. Treasury Department from putting abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. King said that saying a woman or person of color should be... more »

Lightning Strikes Kill Over 90 People In India In 2 Days

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
More than 90 people were killed and dozens more injured in a series of lightning strike incidents India this week. Multiple flashes continue to light up the sky as a monsoon lashed the southern coast. RT reports: At least 93 people have died and 20 more received injuries in the past few days as lightning strikes along with heavy rains and violent thunderstorms swept through Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Most of the victims were farm workers, Indian authorities said. Just last night lightning left at least 56 people dead in the eastern state of ... more »

Britain Goes To The Polls To Decide If They Want To Stay In The EU

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *The final countdown! All to play for as 11% of voters say they have yet to decide which way they will vote in today's historic EU referendum * * Survey gives the Remain camp a lead of six points in the referendum polls * But 11 per cent of electors said they were still undecided about the vote * The Leave campaign's key message that now is the time for Britain to 'take control' of its own destiny has had the biggest cut-through with voters * In a slew of other polls, Leave either led or the contest was neck and neck * Polling stations open at 7am today and votes will... more »

‘Much Pride, Little Oxygen': Who’s Watching Out for Your Blind Side?

Jeff Kemp at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Jeff Kemp 5-31-16] Is it important to you that you impress people and avoid embarrassment? If so, your pride may be in the way of what's best for you. Check out the video for an intense fighter jet story about a near... more »

From the Nelson Report: Taiwan and TPP

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*Harvesting* The Nelson Report sent this around: ++++++++++++++ TAIWAN MAKING A LIST, CHECKING IT TWICE: In anticipation of its bid to join TPP, Taiwan has made a list of roughly 45 changes to its law, from intellectual property to food safety, that would bring it into compliance with the Asia-Pacific deal, according to Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang, who heads up the government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council. Liang, who is in Washington with roughly 70 Taiwanese executives this week for the SelectUSA summit, said it's not clear how many of those changes the Taiwanes... more »

Intelligence Chief Admits Israel Prefers ISIS Over Assad In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Israel’s military intelligence chief, Major General Herzi Halevi has reiterated that Tel Aviv prefers the ISIS terrorist group over the “Iran-allied” government of Syrian President Assad. Halevi expressed his concern, in a speech at the Herzliya Conference, over the losses ISIS has suffered in the past three months, stressing that Tel Aviv does not want the Islamic State to be defeated in the war, according to a report by antiwar.com Press TV reports: Halevy said the defeat of the terrorist group would put Israel “in a hard position,” adding that the Israeli regime must further supp... more »

EU Referendum 2016

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 19 hours ago

River Valley

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 19 hours ago
One of the first places I wanted to take a look at when I returned to town earlier this month was the trail system along the west side of the river. Not only is it the closest and best way for me to access the valley from my house but it is also an area where the forest fire raged and marks the closest point "The Beast" got to my street, which lies less than two blocks away. It had actually been a couple of years since I had been down here so I was doubly curious to check it out. Here you can see the damage at the trail head. This is the view if you were to look immediately to th... more »

Marriott Hotels Caught Normalizing Chemtrails

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
High-end hotel chain JW Marriott has been accused of attempting to normalize the chemtrail agenda by placing artworks on their walls featuring chemtrails sprayed on blue skies. Double and King rooms at the Marriott Newark Liberty Airport Hotel feature walls decorated with artwork showing unmistakable chemtrail-generated parallel lines overlaid on a pale blue sky board. Marriott’s slogan for their newly renovated chemtrail rooms reads: ‘Inspired by you, who thought all Marriott rooms were the same.’ The other possibility is that the idea of chemtrails has already become so normalized ... more »

Los Angeles Bernie Sanders Ballots Reveals Sweeping Victory

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A Los Angeles ballot supervising team have said that they intend to count every single provisional ballot, and that early indications show a landslide victory for Bernie Sanders. According to the Bernie Sanders or Bust 2016 FaceBook page: Dear friends, Our tiny little Los Angeles ballot supervising team, credit mainly to our lead Julie Tyler, just did something really big. Here goes. Provisional ballots have to be counted last, mainly to avoid duplicate votes. They make up an enormous amount of ballots this election cycle–50% of them–and they began their count on Sunday, June 19th, ... more »

Framing the Risks from the HPV Vaccine

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 20 hours ago
The Washington Post has an article arguing that the HPV vaccine is grossly underused. The article cites a movement by oncologists to encourage doctors to forcefully promote the vaccine with their clients: Laurie McGinley (June 19 2016). Cancer doctors leading campaign to boost use of HPV vaccine. The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cancer-doctors-leading-campaign-to-boost-use-of-hpv-vaccine/2016/06/19/1e5eb65a-2e8e-11e6-9de3-6e6e7a14000c_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1 The nation’s leading cancer doctors are pushing pediatricians and oth... more »

Scientists Say Cancer May Be Contagious

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Scientists have warned that cancer, previously thought to be non-contagious, may actually be transmitted from human to human following a disturbing new study. Contagious cancer cells are able to spread between different animals, according to new research published in the journal Nature. Independent.co.uk reports: Researchers found mussels, cockles and clams, collected off the coasts of Canada and Spain, that had been infected with tumours which originated in another individual. “Our results indicate that transmission of contagious cancer cells is a widespread phenomenon in the mari... more »

Germany Bans Fracking Forever

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Germany have agreed to permanently ban fracking in the country following years of debate over the issue. The coalition government have said that they will outlaw the practise of fracking for shale gas, but will allow test drilling to take place in certain circumstances. Reuters reports: German industry is keen to keep the door open to fracking – which involves blasting chemicals and water into rocks to release trapped gas – arguing it could help lower energy costs, but opposition is strong in the country, where a powerful green lobby has warned about possible risks to drinking water... more »

UFO Filmed Leaving Saturn

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Images released by NASA appear to show a UFO leaving Saturn, causing one of its rings to become dislodged. Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft shows a weird anomaly in the F-Ring – Saturn’s most distant ring. Express.co.uk reports: This has excited alien hunters, with renowned UFO website UFOsightingsdaily.com claiming that it was an extra-terrestrial craft. It said: “It looks like a UFO was laying dormant in the ring and was suddenly turned on and shot out to do its job. “This UFO was probably a drone, since the UFO may have been hiding there for an infinite amount of years.” However, estee... more »

US Supreme Court Rule Illegal Police Searches Can Be Used Against You

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
The U.S. Supreme Court have ruled against the Fourth Amendment, saying that illegal police searches can be used in evidence in court cases. The Supreme Court agreed with the state of Utah on an existing drug search case that will have huge implications on police stop and searches across America in the future. Fox13now.com reports: In Utah v. Strieff, the nation’s top court ruled 5-3 on the Fourth Amendment search case. In 2006, South Salt Lake police got an anonymous tip alleging drugs were sold out of a home. A detective who was watching the home stopped Edward Strieff, Jr. to ques... more »

Russia Declassifies All US Military Space Satellite Data

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Russia are planning on releasing declassified data on US military space satellites in a bid to expose all the objects that have narrowly missed hitting the Earth. Pravdareport.com reports: Shilin told the Izvestia newspaper that the Russian service would be similar to the NORAD US directory. The Russian catalogue, however, will include not only civil satellites and space debris, but also the information that does not appear in open data of the US space defense command USSPACECOM. Along with objects of military purpose, NORAD closes the data on defense satellites of US allies – Fra...more »

June 22: irving news is an oxymoron

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 20 hours ago
In the Irving press, first there's section A news. Yawn. The editorial writer repeats much of what Norbert was talking about yesterday, the faults of our education system. And the editor knows just as much about the subject as Norbert does. Nothing. Here are a few questions for the editor. If the education system determines the degree of learning attained by the nature of the system, how come the anglophone school system in Quebec produced a higher poportion of high achievers among Jews than among gentiles - even though both went to the same system? How come children of poor dis... more »

Military Photo of the Day: A-10C Performs a Low-Angle Strafe

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Thunderbolt] A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II performs a low-angle strafe during a competition at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Arizona on June 2, 2016. Thanks to Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski for taking this photograph.

Hillary Clinton’s Email Server Guy Pleads Fifth

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Hillary Clinton’s email server guy, Brian Pagliano, invoked his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination over 125 times at a deposition on Wednesday. Pagliano’s sworn testimony with Judicial Watch lasted 90 minutes, which involved Pagliano refusing to answer questions about Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State. Zerohedge.com reports: Pagliano’s deposition on Wednesday was originally scheduled to occur more than two weeks ago, but was postponed when his lawyers notified the court that the former State Department employee would be pleading ...more »

Daniel Hannan MEP on the EU

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago

Hundreds of migrants closed Calais in a violent rampage

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
'Hundreds of enraged migrants caused chaos in Calais as they tried to board ferries to the UK in a violent rampage. Police had to use tear gas on the 300-strong mob yesterday as they threw stones and attempted to board lorries. French authorities were forced to seal off the port as police erected barriers to contain the ferocious crowd which was shouting 'f*** the UK'.' More here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3651956/Hundreds-migrants-closed-Calais-violent-rampage-tried-board-ferries-UK-police-used-tear-gas-force-back.html but still not on the BBC where supporting unlimi... more »

8 Remedies for Dry Mouth

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
This post is sponsored but all opinions and results are my own. Dry Mouth. It is one of those things that you never think about unless you have it. Then you can't stop thinking about it. Every one has the moments where there mouth goes dry and they need a glass of water to speak, but with dry mouth you mouth is almost always dry. Sometimes your mouth is so dry that it wakes you up and can make it hard to swallow. The worst part of dry mouth? It can cause tooth decay leading to cavities and root canals. I never had dry mouth as a kid, but as I have gotten older and developed an aut... more »

Leonard Susskind vs Donald Trump

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
A co-father of string theory and lots of other creative ideas in physics and my once co-author Lenny Susskind (he's been surely more important for me than the very modest paper indicates) is the current director of physics at Stanford and he wrote a "letter on the lunatic" which he agreed to turn into an open letter. Here it is: Letter to My Friends, by Leonard Susskind I’m watching this thing that’s happening with disbelief, dismay, and disgust. There is a lunatic loose—I’m sure we all agree about that—but I keep hearing people say that they can’t vote for Hillary. I heard it at my... more »

the most beautiful girl in thw world

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 22 hours ago
It does not matter if a girl makes you go she is the one

Front end loaded

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 22 hours ago
Took a course at the Richard Ivey all about management and many a case study and in that time I defined the competence vs comfort matrix never got credit\ and its seldom applied Almost everything front end loaded is success easy access leads to overuns then death (draft that blew me away, more after the storm)

CBS Digs Deeper Into Wall Street's Callow, Mediocre Pick For A Florida Senate Seat: The Making Of Patrick Murphy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
Jim DeFede continues the unmasking of phony little nonentity Patrick Murphy who has lied his way into power. Watch the devastating CBS report above. Wall Street, the DSCC and a powerful Saudi family are furiously pushing to get Murphy into the Senate and spending millions of dollars to do so. For Murphy, the newfound role as the Democrat’s most eligible candidate is extraordinary; and not just because he’s only been a Democrat since 2011. Murphy’s rise is extraordinary because of how little he seems to have accomplished to get here. Just six years ago, in the spring of 2010, Mur... more »

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