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Monday, June 27, 2016

27 June - Blogs I'm Following

11:48pm MDST

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
* "As Time Goes By"* by Chet Raymo "Is time something that is defined by the ticking of a cosmic clock, God's wristwatch say? Time doesn't exist except for the current tick. The past is irretrievably gone. The future does not yet exist. Consciousness is awareness of a moment. Or is time a dimension like space? We move through time as we move through space. The past is still there; we're just not there anymore. The future exists; we'll get there. We experience time as we experience space, say, by looking out the window of a moving train. Or is time… Physicists and philosophers have... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
Odessa, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"It Becomes Sad..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
"Why does truth carry such a dreadful face? Why does subjugation carry such a happy mask? It becomes sad when people understand that they can lead a better life as long as they bow their heads, ignoring the truth." - Lionel Suggs

"It's A Mess, Ain't it?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
*Deputy Wendell:* "It's a mess, ain't it, Sheriff?" *Sheriff Bell:* "If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here." - "No Country For Old Men" ◆ *A Comment:* Well, folks, the mess *IS* here. I don't have to tell you that it feels like the whole world's gone crazy, though it may seem like it by this little blog's content. There are just so many things happening so fast now that it's impossible to keep up. Don't believe me, don't simply believe something because it's here, or another website, or TV. Everything here is active-linked so you can go and check the actual source. Please do. ... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oSOMLWvHuI

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
Hilly, you narcissistic, psychopathic, compulsively lying swine, why wouldn't we trust you? Let me count the ways... no, don't have several years for that...

Gregory Mannarino, “MELTDOWN: Global Stock Markets Continue To Plunge”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
Gregory Mannarino, “MELTDOWN: Global Stock Markets Continue To Plunge” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StlD-aQ7GLQ ○ I strongly encourage you to read, or re-read, this post from yesterday: *“Fears After "BREXIT" - Dumping of Euro/Eurobonds,** Runs on Banks, Riots and Martial Law”* ○ *“Global markets lose record $3tn since Brexit vote”* - http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/91dd01b6-3caf-11e6-8716-a4a71e8140b0.html

"Martial Law by Executive Order"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
Benito Mussolini defined Fascism as the "merger of government and corporatism." We've witnessed the financial rape of this country by the banksters and their co-conspirators in the government, who have failed to prosecute a single case against any of the Too Big To Fail swine, despite outright theft of trillions of dollars. We've all seen, and many have experienced, job loss from offshoring companies to third world countries for cheap labor and tax avoidance. We know of the totally pervasive spying/surveillance on Americans by the NSA and every other alphabet agency, recording and ... more »

The Economy: Jim Kunstler, "Death to All Zombies!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
*"Death to All Zombies!"* by Jim Kunstler "Wait a minute. They’re already dead. Brexit just reveals that not everybody’s brains have been eaten. A viral contagion now threatens the zombified institutions of daily life, especially the workings of politics and finance. Just as zombies exist only in the collective imagination, so do these two principal activities of society operate mainly on trust, an ephemeral product of the hive-mind. When things fall apart in stressed complex systems, they tend to fall apart fast. It’s called phase change. Too many things in 21st century life have... more »

Stock Market Updates: "Dow Drops 300 Points As Stocks Extend Losses; Materials Off 3%"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
*"Dow Drops 300 Points As Stocks Extend Losses; Materials Off 3%"* by Evelyn Cheng *10:57 AM EST* "U.S. stocks traded sharply lower Monday, extending Friday's decline after the surprise U.K. vote to leave the European Union. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 300 points in mid-morning trade. The S&P 500 traded more than 2 percent lower, below the psychologically key 2,000 level. Both indexes fell below their 200-day moving averages in intraday trade for the first time since mid-March. 3M, IBM, and Goldman Sachs had the greatest negative impact on the Dow as nearly all ... more »

"Pound Plummets To New Lows; 10Y Gilts Slide Under 1%; British Banks Halted After Crashing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
*"Pound Plummets To New Lows; * *10Y Gilts Slide Under 1%; British Banks Halted After Crashing"* by Tyler Durden "After a modestly stronger open, which saw sterling rebound to just under 1.35, the British currency has taken another sharp leg lower in recent trading tumbling another 3%, to a low of 1.3224 - taking out Friday's post-vote lows when the currency plunged over 8% - and dropping to fresh 31 year lows, as it remains under heavy selling pressure as of this moment. Today's 3%+ drop has added to an unprecedented 8.1% tumble on Friday, which was almost double the 4.1% decline o... more »

“We Just Witnessed The Greatest One Day Global Stock Market Loss In World History”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
*“We Just Witnessed The Greatest One Day * *Global Stock Market Loss In World History”* By Michael Snyder “More stock market wealth was lost on Friday than on any other day in world history. As you will see below, global investors lost two trillion dollars on the day following the Brexit vote. And remember, this is on top of the trillions that global investors have already lost over the past 12 months. It is important to understand that the Brexit vote was not the beginning of a new crisis – it has simply accelerated a global financial crisis that started last year and that was alr... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Waves of Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
Deuter, “Waves of Light” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYWtEvE7Ugo

"A Look to the Heavens

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
“This dance is to the death. Along the way, as these two large galaxies duel, a cosmic bridge of stars, gas, and dust currently stretches over 75,000 light-years and joins them. The bridge itself is strong evidence that these two immense star systems have passed close to each other and experienced violent tides induced by mutual gravity. As further evidence, the face-on spiral galaxy on the right, also known as NGC 3808A, exhibits many young blue star clusters produced in a burst of star formation. The twisted edge-on spiral on the left (NGC 3808B) seems to be wrapped in the materia... more »

Post # 35,000: Psychology: “Thoughts That Win”; "Afformations: Change Your Life!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
*“Thoughts That Win”* by Medical Express “Back in high school, on the soccer field, poised to take a crucial penalty kick, "I always had a lot of thoughts going on in my head; I think most people do" says sports psychologist Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis. "I was setting the ball and planning my shot; I was the captain and never missed those types of shots; then I had that thought striking me that it was not going to be good. I knew I was going to miss," he recalls, "and I did miss." Even then, he could see that his mind had a big effect on his body. From these unhappy experiences evolved...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Unmitigated Disaster" for Fetus Freaks

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 41 minutes ago
I don't have time for more than a quick happy dance over the US Supreme Court's "beat down" of Texas's anti-abortion law. I just love this headline from ThinkProgress. And the photo that accompanies the story. Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is a beat down of Texas’ anti-abortion law HB 2. Justice Stephen Breyer’s majority opinion piles facts upon evidence upon statistics to demolish Texas’ supposed justification for the law. At one point, Breyer even damns the law with words uttered by Texas’ own attorney. By the end of the opinion, it is surprising that Breyer did not fin... more »

On Lone Survivor Battle’s 11th Anniversary, A Son Honors His Dad

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 49 minutes ago
[image: Dan Healy 2] A few days before the June 28, 2005, mission that would be immortalized in Lone Survivor, Jacob Centeno Healy had a phone conversation with his father, U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Dan Healy. "That was a pretty harrowing phone... more »

CawRANT Events #27

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 hour ago
*CawRANT Events #27* Generally, I do a Caw*RANT *Events every second Monday. Here it is Monday evening--and still no Caw*Rant.* So I will do an abbreviated version and it will have to do. It's very hot and muggy here on the West Coast. I'm not feeling 100% and so had a very quiet day. I did manage, however, to post a few updates on my Greencrow Creative Resources Arts and Crafts Page. Some more photos of my basswood Green Man...and a fun mixed media piece called "Siberian Santas"--with a combination of barkwood carving and oil painting. *"Siberian Santas" is dedicated to all my R... more »

Climate Sceptic Malcolm Roberts warns that a carbon tax will start the day before the election.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 hour ago
Malcolm Roberts was recently interviewed by 2gb's Alan Jones. Alan introduced Malcolm by saying he knew more about climate change than anyone with the possible exception of Lord Monckton. Alan went on to say that the hoax was costing all of us a lot of money. Malcolm opposes all taxes on carbon dioxide because hard measured data show that CO2 is not causing warming. Carbon Dioxide ETS starts this week - 1 July 2016During the interview Malcolm pointed out the Greg Hunt and Malcolm Turnbull, after getting rid of Tony Abbott, pushed through a carbon dioxide emission trading scheme whi... more »

Tomorrow Is Primary Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Well... it is for voters in congressional races in Colorado, New York, Oklahoma and Utah. New York is tomorrow's big deal but let's take a quick look at the other state's first. There are no serious primaries for either party in House races in Colorado but there's a hot Senate contest. The state has 5 crackpot Republicans-- down from 15-- competing to face dull corporate Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet, who doesn't deserve reelection but will be judged as the lesser of two evils and will likely be helped by a reaction against-- and revulsion to-- Trump. As of March 31 Bennet h... more »

California Passes Mandatory Vaccinations Bill For All Adults

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
California has just become the first state in America where mandatory vaccinations for adults have become law. Following an earlier bill that banned children from refusing to take a vaccination based on religious grounds, these new rules have now made it illegal for adults to refuse vaccines too. Blacklistednews.com reports: Optional annual flu vaccine for daycare providers, early childhood teachers, head start teachers, parent co-ops where money is exchanged, YMCA early childhood and after school program caregivers, in-home daycare providers and parent volunteers who care for and ... more »

No Good No Eviel

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
*Just better*


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

The U.S. Army Now Shifting To Fight Major Land Wars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
M109A6 Paladin howitzers are seen under a cloudy sky at the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment motor pool at Fort Hood, Texas, March 22, 2013. (Photo by Ken Scar/U.S. Army) *Scout Warrior*: *Army Preps for Massive, Great Power Land War* After more than a decade of counterinsurgency warfare, the Army is now emphasizing major force-on-force mechanized warfare against "near-peer" adversaries such as Russia or China. The Army’s “live-fire” combat exercises involve large-scale battalion-on-battalion war scenarios wherein mechanized forces often clash with make-shift, “near-pe... more »

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Visits The Frontlines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Euronews*: *Syria: Assad pays rare frontline visit* Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has paid a rare visit to the frontline of the country’s civil war. Filmed in a Damascus suburb on Sunday at an air base recently recaptured by government forces, Assad was seen touring several positions and talking with government troops. Now in it’s firth year, the Syrian conflict, which began as an uprising against Assad’s rule, has killed more than 250,000 people and displaced 11 million others. The footage, broadcast on pro-government channel Syrian TV, also showed Syria’s President breakin... more »

To Pro-Choice and EU Elitists We are Merely Cattle

John Zmirak at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Cattle] The Washington Post‘s Wonkblog held up British voters’ decision to escape the Kafkaesque conspiracy that is the European Union before its iron door slammed shut as proof that "some things just shouldn’t be decided" by the people. The European Union...more »

An Election or a National Government?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 3 hours ago
Taking time off from the crisis in the Labour Party, let's turn our attention to the Tories and their position after Thursday's referendum. Emerging from his bolthole this morning, George Osborne tried to strike an assured, calming note in front of the world's TV cameras. The currency markets shortly after didn't find that performance all too convincing. Nevertheless, as we head into a summer period of more blue-on-blue do not at all be surprised if Osborne uses his office to become the *de facto* Prime Minister. By making decisions and *being seen to be making decisions*, he can o... more »

Just the basic thinking

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 3 hours ago
If another country has their troops in you hood are you friends? I s tthis not the basic intablitly in the world?

More Clinton Emails Released, Including Some She Deleted

MICHAEL BIESECKER & STEPHEN BRAUN at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Emails - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- An additional 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department surfaced Monday, including nearly three dozen that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee failed to hand over last year that were sent through her... more »

Obama Designates First LGBT National Monument

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: The Stonewall Inn is seen from the street on June 24, 2016 in New York City. President Barack Obama designated Stonewall Inn and approximately 7.7 acres surrounding it as the first national monument dedicated 'to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights.' The tavern is considered the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement, where patrons fought back against a police raid in 1969.] Officials formally dedicated the Stonewall National Monument on Monday -- the first national monument to be established in honor of the LGBT movement. Announced by President Barack Obama ... more »

FMRSMadrid - Barbara Kolm interview: the state of liberty in Europe

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
"Barbara Kolm is President of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria and Director of the Austrian Economics Center. Being a worldwide networker she uses these abilities to promote free market policies; in addition she is a frequent speaker on public policy related issues, especially on deregulation and competition topics, the Future of Europe and Austrian Economics." (*Source: Austrian Economics Center*). *Title: FMRSMadrid - Barbara Kolm interview: the state of liberty in Europe. Source: Inst. Juan de Mariana. Date Published: March 29, 2016. Description: * Barbara... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ...... June 27 , 2016..... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving : US Yield Curve Ends At New Expansion Low ; S&P Battering Continue ; Bank Stocks Battering Continue ; VIX Has Strange Day ; UK Gets By Both S&P & Fitch ; Deutsche Bank Share price And 10y German Yields Continue To Trade Lower In Lockstep. 2. Brexit After-Math - News De Jour. 3 Brexit & Referendum Become Magical Words - . Becomes Leverages As Other EU Nations Discover the "Referendum " Word. 4. Odds & Ends - Mostly MENA. ) .

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Markets...... ( Asia Updates since original posting... ) *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 13m13 minutes ago Morning Twitter birds! Just for a change, Japan yields are getting crushed. 20-year JGB falls to record 0.055% #NIRP *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 48m 48 minutes ago Brexit driving foreign JGB demand, 10-week average net buying $3.1b ($1.1m in Jan). Not long now 'til zero, 30-year. *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 40m 40 minutes ago PBOC continuing to adjust the yuan, today's fix is the weakest since Dec 2010 (6.6528). Fixing 1.3% weaker in 3 days, most since Aug... more »

Maine Polling Result Offers A Picture Of Two Candidates Most Americans Do Not Think Fit For The Presidency

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Cain: "Poliquin is trying to have it both ways, criticizing Trump in public while praising him in private, and refusing to answer questions on whether he will support Trump in November. Mainers deserve straight answers."* Americans are being asked to vote for the lesser of two evils. If we do, we will always and forever be asked to do the same. Trump may be the worst thing on earth but there is nothing that would get me to vote for Hillary Clinton-- not even the threat of Donald Trump. I don' want to see her in the White House... so I won't vote for her. I'm happy to vote for Jill ... more »

Is Russia Harassing U.S. Diplomats All Over Europe?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
View of the Department of State in Washington, DC. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) *Slate:* *Russian Spies Apparently Killed a U.S. Diplomat’s Dog* There's a column in the Washington Post on Monday about Russian harassment of U.S. diplomats in Moscow and other European capitals. One of the episodes described is particularly disturbing: In the first term of the Obama administration, Russian intelligence personnel broke into the house of the U.S. defense attache in Moscow and killed his dog, according to multiple former officials who read the intelligence reports. The Post's Jos... more »

BWorld 67, Economic projections under the Duterte administration

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 4 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last June 23, 2016. “Change is coming” is true for all administrations, public or private, because people change, communities change, and so on. For the coming Presidency of Rodrigo Duterte starting this June 30, the main question is “Change for the better, or for the worse?” This question will covered in the forthcoming BusinessWorld Economic Forum on July 12, 2016, to be held at the Shangri-La at the Fort, Taguig City. It will be a big event featuring the CEOs and Presidents of some of the biggest corporations in the country as speakers. The... more »

Energy 73, Comments to DOE draft Department Circular on RPS

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 4 hours ago
The DOE asked for public comments to its proposed draft Department Circular after the public consultation last June 16. Source: http://www.doe.gov.ph/news-events/events/announcements/2995-draft-department-circular-providing-rules-and-guidelines-governing-the-establishment-of-the-renewable-portfolio-standard-rps Below is my letter to the NREB Secretariat and Dir., also Assistant Secretary Mario Marasigan. ------------ To: techsec.nreb@gmail.com June 21, 2016 Dear ASec Mario, My column today in BusinessWorld is about the RPS and the public consultation last week, http://www.bworldon... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 5 hours ago
*A new study supports what a small group of military researchers has suspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain which has huge implications for Veteran health Care.* *If Perl’s discovery is confirmed by other scientists, which I believe it already has, and if one of these bomb blast’s short-term signatures is indeed a pattern of scarring in the brain, similar to asbestos scarring of the lungs ~ then the implications for the military and for society at large would be vast. Much of what has passed for emotional trauma may be reinterpreted, and many veteran... more »

Gratitude Is The Medicine That Frees Human Beings - The Wisdom Of Beinsa Douno

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 5 hours ago
*Gratitude is the medicine which frees human beings from all difficulties and sufferings. It is the medicine that transforms evil into good, the negative into positive. Gratitude is a requirement in the awakening of consciousness. Through gratitude a human being attracts God’s attention. When we attract God’s attention to ourselves, He transforms evil into good.* Beinsa Douno (20 September 1936) *Source:* *The Teacher, Volume One, The Dawning Epoch*

Pentagon Secretly Prepares For Tank War Against Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The Pentagon have begun a new initiative to create new tanks and weaponry that can rival the superior military equipment Russia currently possess. The Russia New Generation Warfare study is looking at how Russia is re-inventing land warfare in Eastern Ukraine – and it has U.S. military bosses worried. Defenseone.com reports: Speaking recently at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., McMaster said that the two-year-old conflict had revealed that the Russians have superior artillery firepower, better combat vehicles, and have learned sophisticated us... more »

Eight EU Nations Are Now Threatening To Hold Their Own Referendum On Leaving The EU

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Zero Hedge*: *Civil Uprising Escalates As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum* It appears, just as we warned, that Brexit was indeed the first of many dominoes. Even before the Brexit result, a poll by Ipsos Mori showed that the majority of people in France and Italy want to at least have a referendum on leaving: Meanwhile, over 40% of Swedes, Poles, and Belgians are in the same boat. But now, as Martin Armstrong notes, Brussels simply went too far. They cross the line moving from an economic union to a political subordination of Europe. Now eight more countries want to hold refe... more »

Ex-CIA Spy Foresees Open Source Economic and Social Revolution

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Lance Schuttler* - Everything happens in cycles. The time for positive global change is now.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 5 hours ago
*School Authorities Eliminate Pork from Lunch Menus* Pork sausages are an integral piece of Swiss cuisine-but that might be changing soon, at least in four primary schools in Basel Canton, Switzerland who will eliminating pork from their lunch menus. Susanna Keller, a Swiss People's Party representative, expressed her indignation: "We are outraged. When we first hear [about the decision] we thought we weren't reading it right[.]" She claims sausage (ex. Klöpfer) plays a role in the country's cultural heritage. Keller also added, "Could it be that we are adapting to certain culture... more »

Immigration Is a fundamental human right

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Imigration is a hot topic. Again. [*And it’s arguably even more important post-Brexit* – Ed.] In 1927 the great Austrian economist and classical liberal, Ludwig von Mises, had this to say about it: *The liberal demands that every person have the right to live wherever he wants. This is not a "negative" demand. It belongs to the very essence of a society based on private ownership of the means of production that every man may work and dispose of his earnings where he thinks best. [...] When liberalism arose in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it had to struggle for fr... more »

Ron Paul: Brexit Is A Crushing Blow For Global Banking Elite

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Ron Paul has said that last week’s vote for Britain to leave the European Union represents a huge blow for the global banking elite. According to Ron Paul, the UK’s decision to leave represents the beginning of the end of the European Union in which ordinary people will thrive, and the elite will suffer. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: On Friday, the people of Great Britain made their voice heard. They no longer want to be a part of the European Union and for good reason. For decades they have sat back and watched the global elite enrich themselves through special trade agreements... more »

CIA Influence On Hollywood To Be Exposed By Congress

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Congress have approved a bill that will force the government to shed light on the influence the CIA has over Hollywood. An amendment to Congress’ annual intelligence spending bill will make the government’s relationship with Hollywood more transparent. Activistpost.com reports: According to VICE News, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), included an amendment to S. 3017that would require the Director of National Intelligence to submit reports detailing the relationship between the Cen...more »

777: Brexit Occurred On Exact Date Of Occult ‘Shemitah’ Date

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Britain’s decision to pull out of the EU following its Brexit vote last week ‘mysteriously’ coincides with the occult Shemitah seven-year-cycle. Dollarvigilante.com reports: What we’ve discovered since is that there is even more to the “magic number 7” than just years… it appears to correlate right down to months, weeks and days. The last major market crash occurred on September 29, 2008. On that day, the Dow Jones fell 777 points, of all numbers…. its biggest one day point drop ever. On Friday, in the aftermath of Brexit, the Dow fell over 600 points. What’s interesting about Fri... more »

Diet Pepsi Announce Return Of Deadly Aspartame

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Diet Pepsi have decided to reintroduce the poisonous chemical aspartame back into their drinks claiming that they can no longer afford to use healthier alternatives. PepsiCo suffered a sales plummet following a reformulation of its drink last summer which removed the controversial sugar alternative. Ap.org reports: PepsiCo says it will offer “Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend” made with aspartame starting in September, in 12-ounce cans, 2-liter bottles and 20-ounce bottles. The move is intended to appease fans who don’t like the taste of the reformulated drink, which is made with ... more »

‘Intellectual Yet Idiot’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Nassim Taleb posits a new political term that represents the opposite of PJ O’Rourke’s “earnestness” (being “stupidity sent to college.”) This is Intellectual Yet Idiot (IYI): *Intellectual Yet Idiot: semi-erudite bureaucrat who thinks he is an erudite; pathologises others for doing things he doesn't understand, not realising it is his understanding that may be limited; imparts normative ideas to others: thinks people should act according to their best interests and he knows their interests, particularly if they are uneducated "rednecks" or English non-crisp-vowel class.* He h... more »

Microsoft Sued For Forced Windows 10 Upgrade

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Microsoft has been sued by a user in California who says her computer was forced to upgrade to Windows 10, causing her machine to perform badly. Terri Goldstein sued Microsoft for $10,000 for damaging her machine after the operating system attempted an upgrade that she says caused her computer to crash regularly. Extremetech.com reports: Given the general issues associated with performing in-place upgrades, even successful ones, it’s not surprising that some users would run into problems. Goldstein reached out to Microsoft customer service to attempt to resolve her issues, but file... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*The Economist*: *Britain is sailing into a storm with no one at the wheel* IT WAS a troubling exchange. On live television Faisal Islam, the political editor of SkyNews, was recounting a conversation with a pro-Brexit Conservative MP. “I said to him: ‘Where’s the plan? Can we see the Brexit plan now?’ [The MP replied:] ‘There is no plan. The Leave campaign don’t have a post-Brexit plan…Number 10 should have had a plan.’” The camera cut to Anna Botting, the anchor, horror chasing across her face. For a couple of seconds they were both silent, as the point sunk in. “Don’t know what ... more »

World News Briefs -- June 27, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Brexit vote sends new shocks through markets; political chaos deepens* Britain's vote to leave the European Union sent new shockwaves through financial markets on Monday, with the pound falling despite government attempts to ease the political and economic turmoil that has been unleashed. Finance minister George Osborne said the British economy was strong enough to cope with the volatility caused by Thursday's referendum, the biggest blow since World War Two to the European goal of forging greater unity. His words failed to stop sterling sinking to its lowest level aga... more »

Will English Be Dropped As An Official Language In The EU After Brexit?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
VOX *Reuters:* *Au revoir anglais? EU could drop English as official tongue after Brexit* English, the world's second language and the main working tongue of EU institutions, may no longer be an official language of the European Union once Britain leaves the bloc, a senior EU lawmaker said on Monday. The symbolic, if impractical, move would further reduce London's influence on the continent, and infuriate the Irish. Each member state has the right to nominate one EU idiom. Although English is the most spoken language in Europe, and an official language in three member states, onl... more »

Thatcher on EU increasing its powers…

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“… No. No. No.”* A shame that even her own side weren’t listening. [Hat tip Steve Kates] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Turkey & Israel’s Illusory Rapprochement? Appearances ARE Deceiving !!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Very deceiving. Read entirely before commenting please and thanks! I've left the best for last. * *rap·proche·ment/?rap?roSH'män,?rap?rôSH'män/noun (especially in international relations) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations.* After paying particular attention to the news of *Turkey and Israel making nice to one another.** I’ve come to the conclusion that whoever did the negotiating for Turkey- negotiated AGAINST Turkish interests. By Turkish interests I am referencing the nationalist state of Turkey* *This one sided agreement greatly benefits ISRAEL!* *Kee... more »

Keystone XL Company Sues Obama and US for $15 Billion Under NAFTA

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Keystone XL - 900] The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline filed a $15 billion lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). TransCanada claimed that Obama spent seven years using "arbitrary and contrived" analyses and justifications to delay... more »

Nearly half of the country is on the mooch

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: Tax 001] So how many New Zealand households are on the mooch? Answer, just in: More than 40 percent of them. Nearly *half*! The fact is that hordes of Kiwis pay no net tax at all. Maybe yours? - 3 per cent of households pay 24 per cent of all income tax. - Meanwhile 40 per cent of households pay less tax than they receive in cash benefits. - Thousands more are neutral contributors, or are close to it. Nice for some. Do you think it is possibly sustainable? [Cartoon by Nick Kim] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish ... more »

Europe Announces EU ‘Superstate’ Post-Brexit

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
European leaders are planning on launching an EU Superstate following the Brexit vote last Thursday, which will see all member states merged into one unified Europe. Foreign ministers of France and Germany are set to unveil the controversial plans soon, which will eradicate a country’s sovereignty . Express.co.uk reports: Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels. Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left o... more »

Whoops apocalypse!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
The post above was written whilst half-watching the England-Iceland match. (I'm so, *so* glad I only *half*-watched it). Still, just as the BBC keeps asking people if they can see "a silver lining" in the EU referendum result, *my* silver lining here is that at least it shows that being outside the EU - as Iceland is - *doesn't *inevitably and irrevocably lead to complete and utter ruination (despite everything I'm now regularly hearing from embittered Remainers and the BBC). Here's something Icelandic by Iceland's greatest classical composer (and one of my favourites) - reputedly ... more »

How Dare the Neo-Cons Push us into Nuclear War?!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Helen Caldicott has been warning us about the dangers of nuclear war for the past 30 years and she is still at it - thank you Helen. Isn't it time we stopped falling for the lies and deception coming from the likes of Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Robert Kagan, Victoria Nuland, Ashton Carter, and the button pushers inside the Pentagon? And isn't it time we stopped listening to the lies and deception coming from NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC and the rest of the corporate owned media? Russia and China are not the enemy. The enemy are the corrupt co... more »

Federal Judge: Judges Shouldn’t Spend One Second Studying the Constitution

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Constitution originalism] Chief Judge of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Richard A. Posner urged federal judges not to study the Constitution in a Slate post addressed to Harvard Law School professor Akhil Amar. "And on another note about academia and practical law, I see... more »

Context, Brexit, context! [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
“The markets” are crashing post-vote? Context is all… [image: GBP-BREXIT] [image: 13528775_1346865455327895_9183187821192566613_n] [Hat tip Jonathan Drake] PS: And compared to *real* money? [image: image] .And com Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

The How House, by Rudolph Schindler

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: Schindler-How001] Austrian architect and former Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Rudolph Schindler built several beautiful small homes around Los Angeles after leaving Wright’s emply, this one –built in 1925 for a man nicknamed “the Millionaire Hobo” – helping point the way perhaps towards Wright’s Usonian Homes starting a decade later. [image: by_default_2016-06-25_at_2.26.31_PM.0] *This historical masterwork is considered to be one of RM Schindler’s greatest achievements** because of the evolution of ideas it engendered, not only for the balance between the interior and... more »

James Naughtie isn't taking the EU referendum result very well

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
There's a telling piece on the BBC News website at the moment by James Naughtie headlined Lessons from history for Europe's future. It probably sums up (in an over-elaborate way) how many other BBC reporters are feeling at the moment too. I read it as one long, sad, bewildered sigh. ****** He doesn't exactly disguise his feelings. For him, the "world" has "turned upside down", thanks to the EU referendum result. Presently in France, he's therefore seeking the consolations of history through reading a magisterial study of the Hundred Years War. After comparing the upcoming post... more »

The EU superstate gets closer

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
This from The Express is interesting but it is from The Express... '... others see the Brexit vote as an opportunity to push ahead with the European elite's long-cherished dream of creating a United States of Europe. Spain's foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo has called for "more Europe" whilst Italy's finance minister, Carlo Padoan, is advocating a common budget for the eurozone states. And Emmanuel Macron, France's economy minister, wants to go even further and set up a common eurozone treasury which would oversee the permanent transfer of funds from wealthier northe... more »

Remaking The World

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
The ripples from Britain's decision to leave the EU keep spreading. The most immediate shocks, of course, are being felt in the UK. Michael Harris writes: David Cameron and his government, gone; Britain’s senior EU official, Jonathon Hill, gone. Aflame with divorce anger, European leaders wanting the UK out of the marital home tout de suite. More than a million Europeans living in London potentially gone. The opposition Labour Party in chaos with half the shadow cabinet resigning after millions of voters rejected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s injunction to stay in the EU. And the ... more »

Self Harm-- A New Political Goal To Contend With... From Brexit To Trumpism

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Perhaps Jeremy Corbyn genuinely thought he could bring all factions of the Labour Party together or perhaps he felt he just didn't have the power to cast the Blairites out, but after he was elected party leader, he formed a shadow cabinet filled with his political enemies. Now they're using Brexit and a likely snap election as excuses to oust him. The slimeball behind the effort is shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn-- since fired-- who claims to have persuaded a majority of the shadow cabinet to resign if Corbyn doesn't step down. But if you think Brexit has roiled Labour, keep i... more »

20 Bucks, Same as in Town: Self Serve edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
Yeah, you have to click on the links. I'm busy. Sue me. ------------------------------ Red Cross says sorry for 'super racist' pool safety poster https://t.co/qbnZaNIECH via @MailOnline — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) June 27, 2016 All this poster needs is Eric Casebolt somersaulting and putting his knee on the back of a black girl. #Breaking: Another privileged rich white male evades jail time. https://t.co/d0kkTKWPP9 — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) June 27, 2016 Why the racial wealth gap harms everyone—even whites: https://t.co/ynvaiaCWGd pic.twitter.com/zTxbmu... more »

German Authorities Find ‘Weapons of War’ During Raid Near Radical Mosque

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Rifle hay Weapons - 900] A large arsenal of "weapons of war" was found near a radical mosque in Germany, adding to fears that terrorists are well-equipped to carry out attacks across Europe. The weapons were found in a refrigerator after a SWAT team operation in... more »

Brexit Fears Cause Surge of Immigrants to UK

Jonathan Haggerty at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Calais - 900] A former Immigration Minister warned this weekend that Britain's exit from the EU could cause a surge of up to 500,000 immigrants. Phil Woolas, a former Labour MP under Gordon Brown explained that, "Every time the U.K. Government announces a cap on immigration, thousands... more »

(Hillary Declared in Charge Before Convention - Bigger Wars Coming?)  Bernie Won CA!  (Whither Brexit?)  Lotsa Controversy  (Silencing USA As It Goes to War)

Our real war president is taking the reins. Or is that reigns? I used to think I'd love to see a woman in charge of military decisions. Especially a woman who values and has worked hard to improve the lives of vulnerable people: children, women, the handicapped, the jobless or half-jobless, the elderly . . . . People who have never caught up from the financial scams that began in the 80's

S&P Cuts UK Rating To 'AA' From 'AAA'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNBC:* *Brexit fears drive downgrade: S&P cuts UK rating to 'AA' from 'AAA'* *Standard & Poor's announced Monday that it has lowered the United Kingdom's sovereign credit rating from "AAA" to "AA."* S&P cited last week's U.K. referendum to leave the European Union in its explanation of the rating decline. "In our opinion, this outcome is a seminal event, and will lead to a less predictable, stable, and effective policy framework in the U.K. We have reassessed our view of the U.K.'s institutional assessment and now no longer consider it a strength in our assessment of the rating,... more »

Europe's Migrants Crisis Continues With 3,300 Saved In The MediterraneanToday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*VICE News/Reuters*: *More than 3,300 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean over the weekend* Italian ships rescued more than 3,300 migrants in 26 separate operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend, a spokesperson for the Italian navy said on Sunday. The people were picked up from 25 dinghies and one boat, all north of the Libyan coast, the Italian coast guard said in a separate statement. The navy spokesperson said one adult was found dead and another four injured migrants were transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital, on the island of Lampedusa. Italy is o... more »

Cesium Nanoparticles from Fukushima Persist in Environment, May Pose Additional Risks

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
PhysOrg has a report on findings presented at a recent conference by Dr. Utsunomiya of Japan, who found persistent cesium nanoparticles. He observed that these nanoparticles may pose additional risks because of their durability. Prof. Bernd Grambow, Director of SUBATECH laboratory, Nantes, France and leader of the research group on interfacial reaction field chemistry of the ASRC/JAEA, Tokai, Japan, agreed with this conclusion and is quoted in the article as stating that the nanoparticles have implications for how inhalation doses for humans are assessed because the "biological ha... more »

NYC Firefighters Forced to Take Transgender Sensitivity Training

Amber Randall at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Military Firefighters-900] New York City firefighters must take a “Trans 101″ course aimed at teaching employees the best ways to treat employees and coworkers who declare themselves transgender. A city official said the Tuesday course teaches city employees how to be courteous... more »

Texas Attorney General: Supreme Court Denies Texas the Right to Protect Women and the Unborn

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Stop Abortion, Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion, Planned Parenthood] In a press call with the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton decried this morning’s Supreme Court's decision overturning two state laws that raised the medical standards for abortion facilities. In Whole Woman's Health v Hellerstedt, the... more »

Can Google Glass Help Autistic Children Read Faces?

TERENCE CHEA at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Julian Brown, right, talks with his mother Kristen during a meeting with Jena Daniels, a clinical research coordinator at The Wall Lab in Stanford, Calif., Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Like many autistic children, Brown, 10, has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder. Now Brown is getting help from "autism glass" - an experimental device that records and analyzes faces in real time and alerts him to the emotions they're expressing.] SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has ... more »

Jesse Williams: Change or Be Changed

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago

Iceland Proves You Don’t Need a Politician or Businessman as President

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - The president elect, a professor, just beat a career politician and a popular businesswoman.

New Poll: Trump’s Support Plunges, Giving Clinton a Double-Digit Lead

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton is leading opponent Donald Trump in the latest poll.] According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 12 percentage points, with Trump at 39 percent and Clinton at 51 percent. This latest poll suggests a rough contest for Trump as it revealed that... more »

Muslim halal and you...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*don't support Muslim halal food.* Kid, over at Diary of a Right Wing Pussycat, *has an interesting article on halal food in our super markets. * I have been aware of this for several years and always look for one of the halal symbols printed on the package. I will not buy anything that subsidizes Muslim activities. The primary objection is to the way halal animals are slaughtered. Shoebat has a *video explaining the difference between conventional slaughter and halal (Muslim) slaughter. * So what about items that are non-animal? Is there any reason to have a box of macaroni and... more »

Election Fraud: 15% Of Votes Switched From Sanders To Clinton

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Evidence of election fraud from the California primaries continues to emerge as machine-counted ballots were inexplicably changed from Bernie Sanders votes to Hillary Clinton ones. The votes appear to have been flipped on hacked voting machines and central tabulators on nearly 15% of Sanders’ total votes. Richard Charnin reports: Sanders hand-counted share exceeded his machine-counted share in EVERY county. The probability of this occurrence is absolute ZERO. Posted 6/25/2016 on Facebook by Phillip Wyler Evans: In all machine-counted votes tabulated before 5:00 P.M. on 6-17 in all ...more »

Uprising: Brexit Triggers Domino Effect Across Europe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Following last Thursday’s Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, citizens across Europe have begun uprising against their governments, demanding the dismantling of the European project. A poll by Ipsos Mori shows that most citizens in France and Italy demand that their governments hold a similar referendum on leaving the European Union. Zerohedge.com reports: Meanwhile, over 40% of Swedes, Poles, and Belgians are in the same boat. But now, as Martin Armstrong notes, Brussels simply went too far. They cross the line moving from an economic union to a political subordination of Europe. Now... more »

Court watch: Ultrasound walks, at least for now!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016The Court scolds Rachel Maddow:* We were happy to see the Supreme Court strike down the Texas abortion law, which seemed like a fraud on its face. We were also glad to see the Court let Governor Ultrasound walk, at least for now. The Court's decision on Ultrasound was unanimous. Let's just say it: The Court delivered a telling blow to the Creeping Maddowism our tribe has been getting sold. What's involved in the set of beliefs the experts now describe as "Maddowism?" In its essence, Maddowism involves the belief that an accusation is the equivalent of a co...more »

Whole Woman’s Health Supreme Court Case Bad for Moms, Children and the Right to Life

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Kid crying in front of Court House - 900] In a devastating opinion released entitled Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt, Commissioner, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Texas Law which required that medical doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a local hospital and that abortion facilities... more »

Chicago Snowfall Trends

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Yesterday we looked at snowfall trends in New York. Climate Stations also have the same chart for Chicago: https://www.climatestations.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/chisnow.gif As with New York, we find that there is nothing unusual about snowfall totals in recent years. In Chicago’s case, it appears that the 1960s and 70s […]

Parents Jailed For Trying Holistic Therapies On Their Son

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The parents of a young boy who used holistic therapies to treat their sons illness face four months in prison, after an Alberta judge found them “guilty” of abuse. Judge Rodney Jerke sentenced David Stephan and Collet Stephan after they were deemed guilty of failing to provide their 19-month-old son the “necessaries of life”, after he contracted meningitis in 2012. Naturalblaze.com reports: According to court documents, when their son became ill, the Stephans tried to treat Ezekiel with natural remedies of hot peppers, garlic, onions, and horseradish. Not until Ezekiel stopped brea... more »

Putin: Brexit Happened Because UK Politicians Are Arrogant

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that ‘Brexit’ took the British establishment by surprise due to their utter arrogance towards the British public. According to Putin, the decision for Britain to leave the EU is an understandable one, as “no one wants to feed weak economies.” Russia does not plan to interfere with the results of the referendum, he said. His comments come in reply to UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s warning that “Putin would be happy if the UK left the EU.” Time.com reports: “It seems to me understandable why this happened,” he said at a summit in Uzbekistan ... more »

U.N. Troops and Vehicles Spotted Travelling Across Virginia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
U.N. military vehicles and troops have been spotted travelling across the United States, sparking rumours of a military buildup to deal with a coming civil war. The vehicles were spotted near the I-81 in Lexington, Virginia, with additional reports of sightings in the NC, VA, West VA, and Ohio areas. Activistpost.com reports: For the past day or so, military convoys have been witnessed traveling both North and South, with lines of equipment ranging from Humvees, troop transport trucks, and tankers to military personnel following the convoy in civilian vehicles. Interestingly enough,... more »

George Soros Loses Money Following Brexit Vote

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Billionaire George Soros lost huge amounts of money following last Thursday’s Brexit vote for Britain to leave the European Union. Soros was long on the pound and didn’t “speculate against sterling while he was arguing for Britain to remain,” according to a spokesman on Monday. Reuters.com reports: “Britain eventually may or may not be relatively better off than other countries by leaving the EU, but its economy and people stand to suffer significantly in the short to medium term,” he wrote in a commentary on the website Project Syndicate. Soros made huge profits in 1992 by betting... more »

Why I am Not Afraid

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*"How could u just leave me standing * *in a world so alone and so cold..?"* *"he said, "Son, when you grow up,* *will you be a Saviour for The Broken?* *The Beaten,* *And The Damned...?"* *he said, **"Will you defeat Them...? Your dæmons?* *And all the non-believers...?* *The plans that They have made?* *Because one day I'll leave you.* *A phantom. To lead you in the summer,To join The Black Parade."*

Cancer researcher committed misconduct “recklessly,” says investigation

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A physiology journal has retracted a cancer paper after an institutional investigation found that portions of the work had been falsified by the first author. According to the notice issued by the American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology (AJP), the last author initiated the investigation at the University of Houston in Texas, which found […] The post Cancer researcher committed misconduct “recklessly,” says investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Restrooms at National Parks ‘Align’ With Gender Identity

Fred Lucas at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Yosemity valley, Yosemite National Park, evironment, California, mountains, nature] Visitors to national parks are free to use whichever public restroom they believe matches their gender identity, the Department of Interior says. "As it relates to recently passed state laws relating to the transgender community, visitors to public lands and... more »

Labour MPs ousting Corbyn: the rebellion of the cheesemakers!

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 11 hours ago
Labour Party rebels blaming Jeremy Corbyn for BREXIT bring to mind an emotionally inept spouse trying to work out why his angry partner threw a teapot at him.  The ninny obsesses about what his spouse had against the smashed teapot. Was it the colour? Did the nozzle drip? Would a new teapot make everything better? He is far too self-obsessed to see the problem is himself. Labour MPs

BREXIT was about Inequality in Britain, not Immigration. Have our politicians realised this?

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 11 hours ago
Those still puzzling why Britons voted to leave the European Union (EU) in June 2016 should look to what's wrong in Britain and not to Europe.  Naturally there will be many different individual reasons, but the dog whistles blown by both BREXIT (xenophobia) and BREMAIN (punishment) were not the decisive cause of the result. Britons voted to protest that even if the European Project made

Will Iran Succeed In Rebuilding Its Air Force?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Iran Air Force F 4 Phantom II interceptor fighter bomber. Wikipedia *David Axe, Daily Beast:* *Iran’s Trying to Rebuild Its Air Force* *Iran used to have one of the best equipped air forces in the world, now it’s a joke.* After decades of financial and technological strangulation, the Iranian air force—at one time among the most advanced in the world—finally has an opportunity to modernize and potentially become a serious aerial opponent for the United States and other rivals. The gradual lifting of international sanctions on Iran that began in January—a reward for Tehran agreeing... more »

After Being Driven Out Of The City, Will Sunni Rebels Come Back To Take Control Of The Iraqi City Fallujah

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Robert Fisk, The Independent*: *Fallujah, the 'resistance' city, is liberated yet again – for the fourth time in a decade* *As history tells us, there are reasons to be cautious about the claims that the Iraqi city of Fallujah is freed from Isis control* There’s a truism long held in the Arab world: when the bad guys proclaim victory, they’re probably telling the truth. When the good guys proclaim victory, there’s usually just a little bit more fighting to be done before the promise is fulfilled; meaning another few days’ fighting, another week, another month… So when the Iraqi c... more »

The Battle For Fallujah Is Now Over -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Unexploded mortars, petrol bombs stacked up in schools and LOTS of destruction: Remarkable pictures from inside Fallujah show scale of devastation after Iraqi army retakes city from ISIS* * The Iraqi city was liberated by government forces after being under the control of ISIS for the past two years * Now the government has begun the task of rebuilding Fallujah so those who fled can return to their homes * Soldiers also have to prevent militants from launching another assault on the city which they held for two years Pictures from inside Fallujah have shown the sca... more »

Growing Fears That A Yellow Fever Epidemic In Angola Could Turn Into A Global Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Stars and Stripes/Washington Post*: *A yellow fever epidemic in Angola could turn into a global crisis* LUANDA, Angola — Almost 80 years after the yellow fever vaccine was created in a New York laboratory, a massive outbreak of the disease has killed hundreds of people in this country, where most were never immunized. Now, the virus is jumping across borders into other nations whose populations are also largely unvaccinated. More than 3,000 suspected cases are in Angola and 1,000 in neighboring Congo, making this the biggest urban epidemic in decades. More than 400 people have di... more »

World News Briefs -- June 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Iraqi army closes in on Islamic State militants holed up west of Falluja* Iraq's army sought on Monday to eliminate Islamic State militants holed up in farmland west of Falluja to keep them from launching a counterattack on the city a day after Baghdad declared victory over IS there. Backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition, Iraqi artillery bombarded targets as troops closed in on up to 150 insurgents in areas along the southern bank of the Euphrates river, an army officer participating in the operation said. The government's recapture of Falluja, an hour's dri... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (Reuters / Yuri Gripas) / Reuters *Washington Times*: *Pentagon downplays Brexit fallout on U.S.-U.K. military ties* Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and British Defense Minister Michael Fallon discussed the potential national security fallout from the United Kingdom’s vote to separate from the European Union, hours after the polls closed in the nonbinding referendum. Mr. Carter re-emphasized that Washington and London “will always enjoy a special relationship reflected in our close defense ties, which remain a bedrock of U.S. security and foreign ... more »

Scientists Discover DNA Therapy That Reverses Aging Process

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The CEO of an anti-aging company has become the first person in the world to reverse her age by 20 years using a revolutionary new DNA therapy. Elizabeth Parrish, CEO of Bioviva USA Inc., relied on intra and extramural research to develop therapies to thwart the effects of aging, such as developing diseases like alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, and heart disease. Trueactivist.com reports: With this experiment, they successfully reversed 20 years of ‘telomere shortening’ for the first time in history. Essentially, telomeres are fragments of DNA that are at the ends of every chromos... more »

GoFundMe Campaign Raises $235K+ for Poverty-Stricken Teen, Disabled Mom

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Chauncy] A 16-year old boy who took a bus to carry groceries in exchange for food has more than he bargained for, as a GoFundMe effort has raised more than $235,000 for the teen and his disabled mother. On June 9,... more »

Big Food Seeks to Exempt Itself from the Freedom of Information Act

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Big Agra and Big Food companies aim to keep their practices secret.

Earth to NPE: There is NOT an Opt-Out Provision in ESSA, So Stop Pretending

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Appearing this morning is a hand-wringing appeal at the NPE website, urging teachers and parents to request changes in USDOE Regulations governing the implementation of ESSA. If readers were to believe the dissembling and phony interpretations by the corporate union front groups, FairTest and NPE, the ESSA is being hijacked by Team Obama to do awful things that were not intended by the Senate's lead education privatizer, Lamar Alexander. From NPE: Although the intent of ESSA was to put an end to the “test and punish” regime of NCLB and give more flexibility to the states, in some ...more »

A Message From St. Petersburg, Russia

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
St. Petersburg seems more Lenin-friendly than Moscow-- or at least not all hung up about him. I've felt more in touch with him here than I did on my two sojourns through the capital, including when I visited his bizarrely preserved corpse in Red Square, which appeared to be a plastic doll with a painted on mustache... but what do I know? Lenin, who always favored a vanguard of socialist intelligentsia which could lead the basically unevolved working-classes, predicted that the revolution would not come in his lifetime-- just as the stage was being set for World War I, which, unexp... more »

Dems: Clinton Never ‘Personally’ Denied Benghazi Security

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton7 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats on the House Benghazi panel are issuing their own report that says Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional security. The panel’s five Democrats said Monday that after a two-year investigation the... more »

A testing culture is a toxic one

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 12 hours ago
Education that values metrics over meaning is toxic. I’m being cute with “metrics over meaning.” What am I getting at here? Success as a student and a teacher is reduced annually to numbers. Each school year, as new metrics are invented and policies are aligned to value numbers, the power and control of quantitative values […]

Good News: 2 Men Presumed Dead Found Alive in West Virginia Flooding

JOHN RABY & DAVE MORRISON at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: West Virginia Floods - 900] ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) -- Two men who were presumed dead when a camper was swept away in rushing waters during the West Virginia floods have been found alive, officials said Monday as the rain-soaked state braced for another round of... more »

Baltimore Rapper Lor Scoota Fatally Shot After ‘Pray for Peace’ Charity Game

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: A woman walks past a 'We Must Stop Killing Each Other' sign after Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was found not guilty on all charges on June 23, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.] Tyriece "Lor Scoota" Watson, a rapper and peace advocate in Baltimore, was shot and killed this weekend as he was returning from a charity basketball game that had the tagline "Pray for peace in these streets." The 23-year-old was shot... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Austrian far-right figure warns of 'Auxit' vote within a year Researchers are figuring out how bacteria can help clean up oil spills Congress has a plan to save Puerto Rico - but it could destroy it instead Not So Fast: Scotland And Northern Ireland May Have Brexit Veto Rights 750,000 Californians Past The Age Of 65 Are Still Working Scotland Presses Ahead With Plans For New Independence Vote Why Environmentalists Are Worried About Brexit Multiple people stabbed after brutal clash between a white supremacist group and counter-protestors in California The Bre... more »

High Court Overturns Former VA Governor’s Conviction

SAM HANANEL at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell (2nd R) leaves U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia with family members, including his son Bobby (R), after he found guilty in his corruption trial September 4, 2014, in Richmond, Virginia.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials. McDonnell had been found... more »

China Warns The Philippines That They Are Very Capable Of Removing Their Base In The Disputed Area Of South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Photo of Filipino wrecked warship/military base taken by a Chinese helicopter. *South China Morning Post:** PLA capable of removing Philippines military base in disputed area of South China Sea, warns Communist Party mouthpiece* China has shown patience, but it is committed to defending its territory, says commentary in the People’s Daily ahead of tribunal ruling on maritime disputes in the region China is fully capable of removing a Philippine naval vessel set up as a permanent base in a disputed atoll in the South China Sea, but has so far shown restraint, the Chinese Communist ... more »

Kremlin Spokesman: Turkish President Erdogan Has Apologised For Shooting Down Russian Warplane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan © Christian Hartmann / Reuters *TASS:* *Erdogan offers apologies to Putin for downed Russian warplane — Kremlin* The Kremlin reports the Russian president has received a message from Turkey’s counterpart where he expressed his readiness to settle the situation over the downing of the Russian warplane MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally offered his apologies to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the death of the pilot of the downed Russian plane, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists o... more »

FEMA Is Predicting A Decade Long Global Food Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Bill Koplitz *Motherboard*: *FEMA Contractor Predicts 'Social Unrest' Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes* The US national security industry is planning for the impact of an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade, according to reports by a government contractor. The studies published by CNA Corporation in December 2015, unreported until now, describe a detailed simulation of a protracted global food crisis from 2020 to 2030. The simulation, titled ‘Food Chain Reaction’, was a desktop gaming exercise involving the participation of 65 off... more »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Appeals For Calm After The Brexit Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *EU must stop others following Britain out of the door, Merkel warns amid market fears bloc is 'no longer governable' after Brexit* * German Chancellor says it is necessary to prevent others copying Britain * Financial markets fear EU is 'no longer governable' after Brexit, she said * Merkel is due to meet with French President Francois Hollande later today Angela Merkel has said the EU needs to stop other countries following Britain out of the door amid market fears that the bloc is 'no longer governable' after Brexit. The German Chancellor told her conservative party... more »

Beijing And Moscow Are Fed Up With Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Nov. 11, 2014, in Beijing. (Photo by: Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Presidential Press Service) *Tim Daiss, Forbes*: *Beijing And Moscow Fed Up With Washington, Time For A New Order* This may come as a surprise to most Americans, given the trillions of dollars in debt added to the country’s balance sheet and the sacrifices made by the country’s armed forces fighting terrorism and radical Islam since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, but according t... more »

With Brexit Has Russia's Number One Opponent In The EU Been Removed?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Cameron: No more Mr. Tough Guy. (Reuters/Anthony Devlin) *Steve LeVine, Quartz*: *With Brexit, Vladimir Putin is rid of his strongest EU opponent* Ever since Moscow faced its first EU sanctions after annexing Crimea in 2014, Russian president Vladimir Putin has faced one all-but-immovable object on the continent—the United Kingdom. For 27 months, as Putin has attempted to erode European unity and get at least some of the sanctions lifted, UK prime minister David Cameron has been his always impossible opponent, helping to cajole the rest of the EU’s 27 members to stay in line on th... more »

British Bank Stocks Hammered On A Second Day After Brexit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Barclays and RBS shares suspended from trading after tanking more than 8% *Bloomberg:* *British Banks Extend Brexit Plunge After Mass Analyst Downgrades* * Analysts slash earnings estimates as U.K. votes to leave EU * Trading in Barclays and RBS briefly halted after 10% drop The U.K.’s largest lenders accelerated the biggest fall since 2009 on Monday after the nation’s vote to leave the European Union sparked fears about political and economic risks and the sharpest negative shift in analyst sentiment on record. Analysts downgraded Barclays Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and... more »

Kremlin Spokesman: Russia Is Following Brexit Developments Closely

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Kremlin Press Service *Ilya Arkhipov, Bloomberg*:* Kremlin Says Brexit Turmoil Reminiscent of Soviet Union Collapse* * Russians experienced similar sense of uncertainty, Peskov says * Russia is following developments closely, Kremlin says The upheaval in the U.K. after its Brexit referendum in favor of leaving the European Union has similarities to the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman. While it’s “unreasonable to draw direct parallels,” it’s obvious that the U.K. is going through a “turbule... more »

DARPA Invests Big In The TERN Drone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
ARTIST'S CONCEPT OF NORTHROP GRUMMAN'S NEW TERN COMBAT DRONE IN ACTION. IMAGE SOURCE: DARPA. *Motley Fool*:* Northrop Grumman to Expand DARPA's Hush-Hush Drone Project* DARPA likes Northrop's new TERN drone so much, it's asking for seconds. It's been eight months now since we got our first hint that AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) had lost its shot at building a shipborne combat drone for the U.S. Navy. It's been five months since we received confirmation that Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) had won the contract and would begin work building a tactically exploited reconnaissance node drone... more »

Large increases in test scores shouldn’t impress anyone

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 14 hours ago
NPR put out a recent article on Rocketship charter schools. I teach in Southeast DC and a Rocketship is set to open in the vicinity, like a bunch of other charter schools. I’ve had, maybe, two students so far tell me they’re going there. It’s funny. One student in particular, who didn’t earn their choice […]


bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016Conclusion—The provost can't be disturbed:* Was the sentence given to Brock Turner too lenient? Was it *much* too lenient? We can't answer your questions. For starters, we aren't fans of punishment culture. We're not sure we've ever been happy to hear that someone is going to jail. More specifically, we don't know much about sentencing decisions in cases of this general type. Check that! In fact, we don't know *anything* about sentencing decisions in cases of this general type. Of course, neither do the million fiery pseudo-progressives who signed Professor D... more »

Weekly Menu #23

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
[image: Weekly Dinner Menu 23 - Seven dinners and one dessert each week!] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: [image: Let me plan your weekly dinner menu for you! All recipes are tested in our kitchens and are sure to please the pickiest of picky eaters.] Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – Organized Island Sunday Creamy Turkey & Noodle Casserole [image: Creamy Turkey and Noodle Casserole] Monday Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup [image: Simple Chicken Tortilla Soup] Tuesday Creamy Tomato Tortellini Pasta [image: C... more »

One Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 14 hours ago
Is there anything better than a one pan meal? Minimal mess and still delicious? Check out this One Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies! [image: post signature]


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 14 hours ago
*New paper on solar activity suggests imminent cooling* *Judith Curry notes that this paper has attracted extensive interest and sets out some of the reasons why. 2050 is set as the time for the new era of reduced solar activity to cut in. This finding comports well with the evidence from geology that we are at the end of a warm interglacial* Evidence of cosmic recurrent and lagged millennia-scale patterns and consequent forecasts: multi-scale responses of solar activity to planetary gravitational forcing [link] Jorge Sánchez-Sesma Abstract. Solar activity (SA) oscillations ov... more »

Publishing needs more science, fewer stories: Q&A with founders of ScienceMatters

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Ever wish you could just publish an exciting result, without having to wait for the entire string of data that follows in order to tell an entire story, which then gets held up for months by peer review at traditional journals? So do a lot of other researchers, who are working on ways to sidestep […] The post Publishing needs more science, fewer stories: Q&A with founders of ScienceMatters appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Rio Governor Warns Olympics Could Be a ‘Big Failure’

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Rio - 900] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro’s acting governor is warning that the Olympic Games could be a “big failure.” Francisco Dornelles has said in an interview with O Globo newspaper published on Monday that security and mobility are... more »

Citizens of Idaho threatened by Obama-appointed U.S. attorney for Idaho Wendy J. Olson...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*while they protect Muslim rapists.* The Obama-appointed U.S. attorney for Idaho is stepping in to see to it that Muslim juveniles are protected from white racist Islamophobic citizens who are outraged at the coverup of three Muslim juveniles abusing and possibly raping a 5 year old girl. *I reported on it:* *Twin Falls, Idaho: 3 Syrian Muslim Refugees Allegedly Rape Minor Girl; Muslim Women Spit on Citizens...* *Remember the Rape of a 5 Year Old Girl in Twin Falls, Idaho by "Refugees" That Didn't Happen? And Bill Whittle weighs in...* The city council of Twin Falls and the U.S... more »

Thirsty Camel finds Tent

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Diverting water from the Great Lakes, oh yeah and so it goes,

Been Caught Stealing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
I've been caught stealing; once when I was 5... I enjoy stealing. It's just as simple as that. Well, it's just a simple fact. When I want something, I don't want to pay for it. I walk right through the door. Walk right through the door. Hey all right! If I get by, it's mine. Mine all mine! My girl, she's one too. She'll go and get her a skirt. Stick it under her shirt. She grabbed a razor for me. And she did it just like that. When she wants something, She don't want to pay for it. She walk right through the door. Walk right through the door. Hey all right! If I get by, ... more »

Breaking: Kremlin- Erdogan Apologizes Over Death of Russian Pilot

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*RT* Vladimir Putin has received a letter in which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized for the death of the Russian pilot who was killed when a Russian jet was downed over the Syrian-Turkish border last November, the Kremlin said. Erdogan expressed readiness to restore relations with Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. *“The head of the Turkish state expressed his deep sympathy and condolences to the relatives of the deceased Russian pilot and said ‘sorry,’” *Peskov said. *Updated!* Putin and Erdogan- random image In his letter, Erdogan called ... more »

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Medical Standards for Abortion Clinics

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Washington D.C., USA - January 22, 2015; A Pro-Life woman clashes with a group of Pro-Choice demonstrators at the U.S. Supreme Court.] The US Supreme Court has struck down Texas’ laws requiring abortion clinics to hold to higher medical standards. In perhaps its most closely watched decision of 2016, the Court ruled 5-3 that Texas' 2013 law forcing abortion clinics to increase their... more »

Another Look At The Fraud Orlando Florida Shootings: New Video Exposes Shocking Facts About 'Shootings'

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
I am still troubled by the fact that most people simply do not get it... Over the last few days during my travels and even stopping off at my favourite coffee shop with friends and colleagues, I still hear most people talking about the fraud Orlando shootings of June 12th as being a real event.... I also found that trying to explain to most people that it was a fraud does indeed still fall upon deaf ears... Yes the propaganda and brainwashing done by the Jew spew media has been that powerful...... I was sent the following video from a commentator just the other day, and the facts en... more »

Pounding Sand

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Another grain we never think about that is part of the new bitter harvest. Winter is here

First Brexit. Now a Strong Immigration Foe Takes Over as President of EU’s European Council

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Slovak_Prime_Minister_Robert_Fico_during_the_press_conference__1467034102_71.164.139.145] One of Europe's most outspoken opponents of immigration, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico, will take over Monday as president of the European Council. The European Council serves as the executive body of the European Union, and the presidency rotates every... more »

Investigation raises questions about top cancer researcher’s work

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A prominent pancreatic cancer researcher has lost a meeting abstract and corrected a Nature paper following an institutional investigation. Queen Mary University of London determined that, in an abstract by Thorsten Hagemann, “elements of the study summarised by this abstract are not reliable.” Hagemann has recently issued a correction to a 2014 Nature paper he co-authored, which also […] The post Investigation raises questions about top cancer researcher’s work appeared first on Retraction Watch.

France, Germany demand the establishment of the Fourth Reich

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*Remaining 25 member states should be turned into protectorates* Due to the perceived loss of control over their immigration and other policies and the detachment of the EU officials from the citizens' concerns, a majority of the British voters have decided to leave the European Union. How do the politicians in the remainder of the European Union want to respond? German and French foreign ministers arrived to Prague where they're meeting their Visegrád Group (PL, HU, CZ, SK) counterparts. The German foreign minister previously said that he didn't want a deeper integration anymore.... more »


Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 16 hours ago
A friend sends along this summary:

Winner: Fourth Annual Paul Revere Awards...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*presented by Political Clown Parade* *Adrienne,* *I am honored to inform you that your blog, Adrienne's Corner, was recognized as one of the Top 20 Winners of the 2016 Paul Revere Award. The people have spoken.* *I was honored to host this year's award again. I have attached your "award" to this email. I hope you will proudly display it on your site as recognition from your readers and blogger friends for all your hard work over the past year.* *A sincere congratulations to you.* *-- * *CurmudgeonPolitical Clown Parade* *Please take time to visit all the winners:* *TO... more »

Netanyahu: Deal With Turkey Promotes ‘Stability’ in Mideast

Bradley Klapper and Josef Federman at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Italy US Israel_perr__1467031277_71.164.139.145] ROME (AP) -- Israel and Turkey on Monday announced a reconciliation deal to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers. In Rome, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal would help bring “stability” to the turbulent Middle... more »

Pastor Banned From Advertising Jesus Because It’s Too Offensive

Casey Harper at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 8.12.40 AM] A Colorado pastor faces a serious dilemma after the Colorado Springs' transit agency told him he could not advertise his church at bus stops because the name "Jesus" was too offensive. Lawson Perdue, pastor at Charis Christian Center, has advertised... more »

There Is Literally Only One Way To Defeat Marco Rubio

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Over the weekend, Alan Grayson warned that a right-wing PAC-- who he refers to as "some pollution-spewing, book-burning group of flat-earth neo-con-artists... greed-mongering, minority-oppressing, torture-cheering, fact-loathing illiterate ignoramuses"-- has started getting serious about defeating him. "They are mobilizing their Tea Party zombies and miscellaneous undead," warned Grayson, "to help Marco Rubio defeat us-- even as we speak. Their letter screamed *"t Is Crucial That Republicans Maintain Control Of The Senate! The Other Florida Republicans Running Against Alan Grayson... more »

Syrian Armenian Christians Comforted by Pope Francis’ Visit

AVET DEMOURIAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Armenia Pope_perr__1467030404_71.164.139.145] YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- For most in Armenia, the visit by Pope Francis will be best remembered for his willingness to declare the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians “genocide” and for his message of peace and reconciliation with Turkey. For ethnic... more »

China a Potential Winner in Britain-EU Breakup

Joe McDonald at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: China World Economic _perr__1467029532_71.164.139.145] BEIJING (AP) -- China is a potential winner if Britain and the European Union rework trade deals and look for investors after a British exit. Beijing faces a blow from weaker European demand for its exports and pressure to hold... more »

If Hillary Wins: Solzhenitsyn’s Action Plan for Resistance

Jason Jones & John Zmirak at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: soviet poster2] The State of California, that vast and horrible laboratory for leftist social experiments, is infusing another toxin into the feed of its long-suffering citizens. The same state which has removed the words "husband" and "wife" from all state laws, legalized... more »

‘Clueless’ Star Stacey Dash Talks About Being Pro-Life and Pro-Gun in Hollywood

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Stacey_Dash_(25266050019)] Hollywood is not friendly territory for conservatives, something actress Stacey Dash found out in 2012 when she tweeted out her support for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The "Clueless" star sat down with The Daily Signal to talk about... more »

Fiction, paranoia and all

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
My late mother looked out at me from the bathroom mirror this morning. When I was young I thought the old girl was stupid, but fast forward a decade or three and now it seems I *AM* her. I can hear myself saying things she used to say (and sounding quite like her as I do so.) The constant whinge we’re hearing, which is that the old who voted to leave the EU have ruined the lives of the young who voted to stay, is unpleasant and inaccurate; but even if it weren’t, let’s not forget how cringeworthy most of our own youthful attitudes look, in retrospect. The old may not *all* be wise, ... more »

United Way Affiliates Give $3 Million a Year to Planned Parenthood

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: 6149265334_0d19d4eb34_b] United Way affiliates provide almost $3 million a year to Planned Parenthood, according to a money-tracking website that examines consumer and political causes. 2nd Vote, a conservative, nonprofit watchdog that tracks corporate spending, conducted what it calls "exhaustive" research of United Way affiliates... more »

Clinton, Warren Meet for First 2016 Campaign Event

Lisa Lerer at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: DEM 2016 Clinton Warr_perr__1467025213_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- In December, thirteen of the 14 Democratic women serving in the U.S. Senate hosted a fundraiser for their favorite primary candidate: Hillary Clinton. The one who didn’t show? Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Six months later, there’s little... more »

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Bomb Attack On Jordan’s Border

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the fatal bomb attack that targeted a military post in Jordan near the Syrian border last week. The bomb blast killed seven Jordanian soldiers and injured 13 others on June 21. It happened outside the Rukban camp in the area where the borders of Iraq, Syria, and Jordan meet and where Syrian refugees are held for screening. Press TV reports: The attack against “the Jordanian-American base at Rukban in Jordan” was conducted by a Daesh terrorist, a Daesh-linked news source said on Sunday. The Jordanian army had claimed that the explosive-laden car ca...more »

Sorry, But We Won’t Rewrite the Bible for Gays and Lesbians

Michael Brown at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: two rings in a bible - 900] In response to my open letter to Isaac Archuleta, who describes himself as a bisexual Christian, Richard S. posted a lengthy comment on my personal Facebook page, including this statement: "The logical conclusion to your theology (gays can change and... more »

Trump Campaign Goes on Hiring Spree, Looks to Quell GOP Anti-Trump Wing

Laurie Kellman at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: US presidential candidate Donald Trump points as he chats with the media after he arrived at the Trump International Golf Links at Balmedie, near Aberdeen, Scotland, Saturday June 25, 2016. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is on a short break away from his presidential campaign.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are sprinting to shape up Donald Trump’s presidential campaign before the party’s national convention in three weeks, even as leading members of the party carry a deep antipathy or outright opposition to his claim on the... more »

A Look at Iraq’s War Against ISIS After Fallujah

Susannah George at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Mideast Iraq _perr__1467024296_71.164.139.145] BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces say they have completely liberated the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group after a monthlong operation, marking one of their biggest victories since the extremists swept across large parts of the country in... more »

White Nationalists, Protesters Clash in California; 10 Hurt

Olga R. Rodriguez at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: KCRA television reporter Mike Luery runs away from members of the group called ANTIFA Sacramento (Anti-Fascism Action), who are staging a counter-protest against the Traditionalist Worker Party and the Golden State Skinheads, at the California state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, June 26, 2016. Several people were stabbed Sunday when counter-protesters clashed with members of right-wing extremists groups that planned to hold a rally outside the Capitol building, authorities said.] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A white nationalist group’s rally outside the California state Ca... more »

NATO Starts Massive Military Exercise In Ukraine

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
NATO members, including forces from the US, have launched a large-scale military exercise in western Ukraine. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said that the war games, dubbed Rapid Trident, began at 9:00 am local time on Monday at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in Yavoriv in Ukraine. According to military sources att least 2,000 troops from more than 14 NATO member states and their partners in eastern Europe are taking part in the exercises. Press TV reports: The maneuvers will involve military equipment, including armored vehicles, military helicopters and air... more »

UK Sends Nuclear Sub To Gibraltar

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The UK is flexing its military muscle by sending a nuclear submarine to Gibraltar amid a long-running territorial dispute with Spain that escalated after Britain’s exit from the European Union last week.. The HMS Ambush docked in Gibraltar on Saturday, a day after the Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo repeated Madrid’s claim of sovereignty over the territory. Press TV reports: Speaking in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the EU, Garcia said Brexit had opened up “new possibilities on Gibraltar not seen for a very long time.” The UK navy claimed that the atta... more »

In a Culture of Never Enough, a Culture at War, The Secret of Contentment

Lael Arrington at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Happy sticky notes Contentment - 900] Contentment and I have a troubled history. Many reasons: physical limitations, a vivid imagination, a propensity to live in the future … In addition, our culture of More and Better torches our desires with the gasoline of glossy mags, dark... more »

Must See Movie

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
It is called 'The Free State of Jones' and is a true story about anti-slave rebellion that happened in the very deep south state of Mississippi. Just opened in theaters this weekend. I'll be going to see it in the next few days.

Turkey & Israel Reach Agreement To Normalize Ties

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Turkey and Israel have reached an agreement to restore diplomatic relations. An Israeli official said on condition of anonymity on Sunday that the deal had been reached and would be officially announced on Monday. This will end the bitter rift over the killing of nine Turkish citizens by the Israeli Navy during a Gaza flotilla raid in 2010. RT reports: The restoration of full diplomatic relations that deteriorated after the Israeli navy’s killed nine Turkish and one Turkish-American pro-Palestinian activists in 2010 has been brokered with the help of Washington. Israel conducted an ... more »

Photos Free Leonard Peltier Rally Reno

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 19 hours ago
. Photos by Western Shoshone Buck Sampson Reno, Nevada "With our AIM flags, songs, posters and banners, we prayed and marched to the federal court house," Buck Sampson said. "We marched around it and said more prayers." Sampson said there was a good turn out from AIM from Southern California in LA and Northern Nevada Chapters.

Mahmoud Abbas retracts his blood libel

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
'Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday morning retracted accusations that Israeli rabbis had called for the poisoning of Palestinian wells. The PA president had made the unsubstantiated charge in an address Thursday to the European Parliament, prompting harsh condemnation from Israel, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accusing Abbas of propagating blood libel, referring to anti-Semitic allegations against Jews that arose in the Middle Ages. The retraction, which was issued by the Palestine Liberation Organization, which Abbas chairs, said Abbas "rejected ... more »

Dear Religious People.....

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
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ATLAS: a 2.3-sigma stop excess

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
This will be an extremely short blog post because one month ago, I discussed the search for gluinos by ATLAS based on the very same final states with 1 lepton, jets, and MET. See the relevant May 2016 paper. A more recent paper released by ATLAS wants to search for top squarks (stops) using the same final state: Search for top squarks in final states with one isolated lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum in \(\sqrt{s}=13\TeV\) \(pp\) collisions with the ATLAS detector Unsurprisingly, the same 8 muon events (plus 4 electron) events appeared in this search as well. They a... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Firing a Javelin

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Anti Tank Missile] A U.S. Army soldier fires a Javelin anti-tank missile during a military exercise in Tapa, Estonia, on June 19, 2016. Wow! Thanks to Staff Sgt. Jennifer Bunn for capturing this remarkable image.

Mark Blyth : Trumpism and Brexit

Alison at Creekside - 23 hours ago
"The Hamptons is not a defensible position." I'm trying to imagine a Canadian economist speaking this bluntly about austerity. Mark Blyth, professor of Political Economy at Brown University, author of *"Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea"* on Trumpism and Brexit The above is an excerpt. Full 23 minute interview here. h/t Antonia Zerbisias. .

Signed into Blogger but cannot find blog? Solution

Peter at the original Blogger Tips and Tricks - 1 day ago
There are lots of bloggers complaining when they sign into www.blogger.com they 1. cannot find their blog 2. cannot edit 3. cannot publish new post, etc. One likely cause is this very common confusion due to the gmail ADD ACCOUNT feature. If you click your Google profile photo/avatar when you are signed into your gmail account, you will see a drop down which would have a tab ADD ACCOUNT And if you click ADD ACCOUNT, you will open a new tab in the same browser which will allow to to sign into a new gmail account. [image: gmail ADD ACCOUNT feature] Note: Your Blogger account in this ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Divisions and tensions in Europe after #Brexit pic.twitter.com/lW892Q17sw — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 26, 2016

The U.S. Is Preparing For A Tank War With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Patrick Tucker, Defense One*: *How the Pentagon is Preparing for a Tank War With Russia* *Reactive armor and cross-domain fire capabilities are just some of the items on the Army’s must-have list.* When Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster briefs, it’s like Gen. Patton giving a TED talk — a domineering physical presence with bristling intellectual intensity. These days, the charismatic director of the Army’s Capabilities Integration Center is knee-deep in a project called The Russia New Generation Warfare study, an analysis of how Russia is re-inventing land warfare in the mud of Eastern Ukra... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A military enthusiast dressed as WWII Red Army officer sits in a cafe as he marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi Germany invasion, Brest, Belarus. June 21. © REUTERS/ VASILY FEDOSENKO

Video Tribute To A Fallen Blue Angel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *Air Show Photographers Made This Video Tribute to a Fallen Blue Angel* ​Two professional photographers honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss.​ On June 2, Marine Capt. and Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss lost his life in a crash during practice for an air show. Just minutes before he had been in the air for a photo shoot with his teammate, Navy Lt. Ryan Chamberlain, air show performer Sean Tucker, and professional aviation and spaceflight photographer, Mike Killian. "It was a great day that went really bad, really fast," Killian says. Now he and another aviation photogra... more »

Israel And Turkey Agree To Normalise Relations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Israel, Turkey to normalize ties* Jerusalem (CNN)Israel and Turkey are set to normalize diplomatic relations, six years after an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla left eight Turks and an American citizen of Turkish origin dead. The full details -- to be announced Monday morning, according to Israeli officials -- will include a $20 million compensation fund for Turkish families and a plan for the return of ambassadors to Ankara and Tel Aviv. In addition, Turkey has agreed to end all claims against Israeli military personnel and the State of Israel as a result of the Isr... more »

Conservatives Win In Spain's Elections, But No Majority Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Spanish vote delivers more uncertainty for Europe after Brexit* Spanish elections delivered a hung parliament for the second time in six months on Sunday, adding to political uncertainty in Europe after last week's shock Brexit vote and piling intense pressure on Spain's warring politicians to form a government. Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's center-right People's Party (PP) again emerged with the single biggest bloc of seats but fell short of a majority, leaving the euro zone's fourth-largest economy at risk of another lengthy political stalemate or even of a t... more »

Jordanian Intelligence Stole U.S. And Saudi Arms For Syrian Rebels And Sold Them On The Black Market

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Syrian rebel training is classified in the US and a government secret in Jordan [Hosam Katan/Reuters] *New York Times*: *C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say* AMMAN, Jordan — Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a ... more »

Poll: No Appetite For A Second Scottish Independence Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A still image from video showS Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking following the results of the EU referendum, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/UK PARLIAMENT VIA REUTERS TV *Reuters*:* Scots against second independence referendum despite Brexit vote: poll* The Scots do not think there should be a second independence referendum, a poll showed on Sunday, days after Britain voted to leave the European Union despite strong Scottish support for remaining a member of the bloc. The Survation poll showed 44.7 percent of people think Scotland should not ... more »

Putting Country Before Party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
You may think all Republicans-- from Paul Ryan and Miss McConnell right on down to the dregs of the South-will-rise-again Republicans like Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III and Newt Gingrich-- are outright traitors to the country for backing Trump. And I'm not going to argue with you about that. But I have to say that there have been a growing number of #NeverTrump stalwarts who are now opting for the lesser of two evils and publicly proclaiming their intention to vote for former Republican Hillary Clinton. George Will is not just in the #NeverTrump camp, he quit the GOP, reregist... more »

After Brexit Vote There Is Now An Open Revolt In Britain's Labour Party

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC*: *EU referendum: Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight for leadership and reshape cabinet* Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he will stand in any new leadership election following the resignations of a string of shadow cabinet colleagues. Shadow Commons leader Chris Bryant was the latest person to resign in protest at Mr Corbyn's leadership over the EU referendum - and more are expected. Mr Corbyn said he regretted those resignations and would reveal a reshaped cabinet on Monday. Later, Labour MPs are due to discuss a no confidence motion against Mr Corbyn. The motion was submi...more »

I Really Need a Camel

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
There's a Lepus Lurked outside my window I hear him burrowing I hear him dig He burns me with that eye, a glowing hot coal He sees all my sins, He reads my soul. One day, that rabbit he lied to me, Like Martin Luther; Like Pericles.... Come Join the Murder *I Really Need a Camel*

A Prediction On The 5 Most Powerful Navies Of 2030

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
YouTube *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest:* *The 5 Most Powerful Navies of 2030* *Will America still be number one? What about China? Or India?* The most powerful navies in 2030 will be a reflection of the broader state of the world. Some countries are invested in preserving the current international order, and see naval power as a means to maintain it. Other emerging countries are building navies commensurate with their newfound sense of status, often with an eye towards challenging that order. The eastward shift in naval power will continue in 2030, a product of both declining d... more »

Combatting Gun Violence In The Heart Of Texas-- Meet Tom Wakely

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
With all this talk about an anti-Trump tsunami sweeping Ryan and his GOP House majority out of power, there are some hopeful signs, even if the DCCC doesn't have enough plausible candidates running to achieve that. One district the DCCC is studiously ignoring is TX-21-- the Austin/San Antonio corridor-- where derabged Trump enthusiast Lamar Smith managed to get a "free pass" from an increasingly out-of-touch Nancy Pelosi. Berniecrat Tom Wakely has a narrow path to victory there, although DCCC negativity isn't helping. Blue America has endorsed Tom and we've tried highlighting over... more »

Quote of the Day: On Brexit howling

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“One doesn’t have to be an expert on European politics to instinctively understand that if the governments, the central banks and all their connected crony capitalists are howling there will be Armageddon if you do X, it is virtually always in your best interests to do X.”* ~ Tom Mullen, from his post ‘Brexit: Hated By All the Right People’ [Hat tip Australian Libertarian Society (ALS)] *RELATED POSTS*: - EU to launch kettle and toaster crackdown after Brexit vote – TELEGRAPH - Don’t be bamboozled, Brexit creates huge opportunities for the U.K. – FINANCIAL POST ... more »

The law of bad ideas

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
I got this funny but truthful adage on the "Law of bad ideas" -- bad ideas never go away, they just get worse over time. *"Bad ideas don’t go away until they have been tried and failed multiple times, and generally not even then."* https://mishtalk.com/2014/02/20/law-of-bad-ideas/ Like this report, "Robots liable to pay social security in future regulation" http://capx.co/external/robots-liable-to-pay-social-security-in-future-regulation/ If robots (or owners of robots) as "electronic persons" should pay social security, then robots as "electronic voters" should also be allowed to ... more »

Mohawk Nation News: Brexit the Matrix

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
.  http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/06/26/brexit-the-matrix/ ‎

"Just Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I know the world seems terrifying right now and the future seems bleak. Just remember human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. Never let hatred, fear, and ignorance get the best of you. Keep bettering yourself so you can make the world around you better, for nothing can improve without the brightest, bravest, kindest, and most imaginative... more »

"The 12 Rules of Survival"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The 12 Rules of Survival"* by Laurence Gonzales "As a journalist, I've been writing about accidents for more than thirty years. In the last 15 or so years, I've concentrated on accidents in outdoor recreation, in an effort to understand who lives, who dies, and why. To my surprise, I found an eerie uniformity in the way people survive seemingly impossible circumstances. Decades and sometimes centuries apart, separated by culture, geography, race, language, and tradition, the most successful survivors–those who practice what I call “deep survival”– go through the same patterns o... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIuCwnnDq8k

The Economy: Gregory Mannarino, "Post Brexit: The New Agenda Of Fear”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gregory Mannarino, "Post Brexit: The New Agenda Of Fear” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSHXrRN-tkU

Greg Hunter, “Special Report on Brexit/Fantasy Meets Reality”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Special Report on Brexit/Fantasy Meets Reality”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Do not believe the mainstream media that the Brexit vote crashed the global markets. The real reason why all markets tanked is record debt levels around the world that will never be paid back. Fantasy has just met reality in the global markets, and the carnage is far from over. The fantasy of unpayable debt expanding forever is now beginning to be realized by the central banks that have been propping up the global economy since the 2008 meltdown. The central banks cannot and will not be able to stop ... more »

“Fears After "BREXIT" - Dumping of Euro/Eurobonds, Runs on Banks, Riots and Martial Law”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*A Comment: *This post is not intended in any way to frighten you. *Do not* panic and allow fear to control you! Some of you will instantly dismiss it as sensationalistic nonsense. That's fine too, believe what you need to. The fact of the matter is that there's a great deal of truthful information here as well. The banks ARE insolvent, and with margin/collateral calls on their $1.5 quadrillion in derivatives hanging over their heads like the sword of Damocles, they WILL collapse and close like dominoes, along with the credit card and ATM systems nationwide if the situation becomes s... more »

“Oreo Rolling Its Cookie Factory to Mexico”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Oreo Rolling Its Cookie Factory to Mexico”* By Jim Hightower "For generations, kids from age 3 to 100 have loved munching on chocolaty Oreo cookies dipped in a glass of milk. But just over a year ago, the tasty treat suddenly went sour. In May 2015, bakery workers in Nabisco's monumental 10-story plant in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood had been expecting some sweet news from their corporate headquarters. Rumor had it that their renowned facility—after more than half a century and millions of Oreos—was about to receive a $130-million modernization investment to upgrade equ... more »

Musical Interlude: Josh Groban, “Remember When It Rained”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Josh Groban, “Remember When It Rained” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BixbjCDfH4

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Cosmos, A Tour of the Universe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Cosmos, A Tour of the Universe” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-4RQFIj-7Y ◆ "In this galaxy there’s a mathematical probability of three billion Earth-type planets. And in the universe, three million billion galaxies like this. And in all that, and perhaps more... only one of each of us." - "Dr. Leonard McCoy," "Star Trek," "Balance of Terror”

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. Click image for larger size. The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple gala... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Burden Of Thinking”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Burden Of Thinking”* by Chet Raymo “Let me speak for gray. Not black or white. Good or evil. Truth or falsity. Yes or no. Let me speak for maybe. Sort of. More or less. I think so. I am reluctant to speak for gray for fear of being considered wishy-washy. Indecisive. Unprincipled. But lately it seems as if we are surrounded on every side by zealots, and it's not a pretty sight. We are surrounded by people who are so certain of their Truth that they are willing to strap bombs to their chests and walk into crowded pizza parlors. Or fly airplanes into towers. Or bomb abortion c... more »

"Is Life Embedded in the Cosmos?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Is Life Embedded in the Cosmos?" by Luke McKinney . "A recent mathematical analysis* says that life as we know it is written into the laws of reality. DNA is built from a set of twenty amino acids - the first ten of those can create simple prebiotic life, and now it seems that those ten are thermodynamically destined to occur wherever they can. For those unfamiliar with thermodynamics, it's the Big Brother of all energy equations and science itself. You can apply quantum mechanics at certain scales, and Newtonian mechanics work at the right speeds, but if Thermodynamics says someth...more »

Rainer Maria Rilke, "And Yet"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"And Yet"* "And yet, though we strain against the deadening grip of daily necessity, I sense there is this mystery: All life is being lived. Who is living it then? Is it the things themselves, or something waiting inside them, like an unplayed melody in a flute? Is it the winds blowing over the waters? Is it the branches that signal to each other? Is it flowers interweaving their fragrances or streets, as they wind through time?" ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Thanks for stopping by!

"Big Brother’s Virtual Reality”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Big Brother’s Virtual Reality”* by Linh Dinh "A billboard for Comcast pitches a lineup of “reality” shows, with this caption, “Recommended for you. Because real reality is boring.” In contemporary America, real reality is also less real than Big Brother’s cartoony version. While we’re driving, walking, at work, lying in bed or even in the bathroom, Big Brother dictates what we know. Big Brother’s hypnotic screens have become our arbitrator of reality. What capture us most are not the propaganda images, which can be ludicrously unconvincing, but the voice over. If Big Brother says... more »

“Do Americans Live In A False Reality Created By Orchestrated Events?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Do Americans Live In A False Reality Created By Orchestrated Events?”* by Paul Craig Roberts "Most people who are aware and capable of thought have given up on what is called the “mainstream media.” The presstitutes have destroyed their credibility by helping Washington to lie—“Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction,” “Iranian nukes,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” “Russian invasion of Ukraine,” and so forth. The “mainstream media” has also destroyed its credibility by its complete acceptance of whatever government authorities say about alleged “terrorist events,” such a...more »

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