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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

28 June - Blogs I'm Following

11:57pm MDST

It was immigration, no Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 minutes ago
The Mail reports http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3665059/Prime-Minister-says-help-curb-migrants-Cameron-demands-borders-crackdown-parting-shot-EU.html 'Cameron tells the EU it was YOUR immigration policy that led to Brexit: PM warns Brussels that freedom of movement was key reason for Leave victory and says no trade deal without border crackdown' No Shit Sherlock

U.S. Speaker Paul Ryan Wants Trade Talks With Britain

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 minutes ago
'WASHINGTON (Reuters) –Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called on Tuesday for Washington, in parallel with its negotiations with Europe, to pursue a separate free trade agreement with Britain, once it has formally separated from the European Union. Paul Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican in the United States, echoed a call from many members of his party, who have dismissed President Barack Obama's contention that Britain will be at the "back of the queue" for trade talks.' Surely that's the sort of important news that a British unbiased news ... more »

NASA Finally Find Evidence Of Life On Mars

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 15 minutes ago
NASA have finally found proof of alien life on Mars following the discovery that the Red Planet once had an atmosphere similar to Earth. The Curiosity Rover found high-levels of manganese oxides on the rocks on the surface of the planet, which NASA say strongly suggests that life on Mars existed in the past. Express.co.uk reports: Another recent finding includes proof of ancient lakes on Earth’s closest neighbour, as well as the belief water once flowed freely there. The discovery of the manganese oxides could be the strongest clue that life once existed as they are formed here on E... more »

Scientist Finds Evidence Of Elusive Sixth Sense In Humans

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 15 minutes ago
A US researcher claims to have found evidence of a sixth sense in humans, saying that he has conclusively verified that people are able to detect the Earth’s magnetic field. Geophysicist Joe Kirschvink from the California Institute of Technology says he has verified that humans are able to see magnetic fields via experiments involving 24 participants. Sciencealert.com reports: “My talk went really well,” Kirschvink told Eric Hand from Science magazine after presenting his results in April at the 2016 meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation in the UK. “Nailed it. Humans have fu... more »

Terrorists Exposed As Working For British Government

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 15 minutes ago
An official investigation has revealed that the British government directly funded and organised terrorists in the Loughinisland massacre in 1994. A 160-page report by Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman reveals that the murder of 6 Catholic men watching a football match happened as a result of collusion with the British state. Winteroak.org.uk reports: Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire declared: “I have no hesitation in unambiguously determining that collusion is a significant feature of the Loughinisland murders.” Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, said the find... more »

Robot Lawyer Overturns 160,000 Parking Tickets In Two Years

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 15 minutes ago
The world’s first robot lawyer offering free advice to people who have received parking tickets has managed to overturn 160,000 tickets in just two years. The free online chatbot lawyer called DoNotPay has saved users in London and New York a whopping £2.9 million already. Mirror.co.uk reports: DoNotPay uses a simple chat-based interface to guide users through a range of basic questions to establish if an appeal on their parking ticket is possible. These include queries on whether there were any visible parking signs at the location where the ticket was given. The AI lawyer then gu... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 28 minutes ago
CCTV captured #TurkeyTerror attack. 3 suicide bombers attacked Istanbul's Int'l Airport leaving at least 36 deadhttps://t.co/7x0Wqu8idJ — News18 (@CNNnews18) June 29, 2016 Battle against radical groups to be fought over many years, decades, @RNicholasBurns says: https://t.co/J54RiATgwT https://t.co/xafUUBd623 — CBS News (@CBSNews) June 28, 2016

BB-8 Star Wars Necklace

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 35 minutes ago
My toddler is a little BB8 fanatic. That little droid is her favorite part of the new movie and she was quite upset every time he wasn't on screen. I bought her this darling BB8 dress and decided to make her a necklace to go with it. This necklace is incredible easy to make and you can customize it to match any Star Wars character! Fizzy Pops is where I get the supplies for all of my bubble necklaces. They have an amazing selection. Here is what I used for these necklaces. You will need from Fizzy Pops: - 12 mm white beads - 12 mm orange beads - 10 mm orange and whit... more »

Scientists Warn Common Allergy Drugs Can Cause Brain Damage

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 45 minutes ago
Newly released research shows that common over-the-counter drugs that treat allergy problems could be causing brain damage in people that take them regularly. Numerous allergy and sleep medications such as ZZZQuil, Advil PM, and Tylenol PM, have been found to impair cognitive functions in patients, increasing the risk of dementia and alzheimer’s. Naturalnews.com reports: Diphenhydramine is an anticholinergic drug. Recently released research shows that older adults who take anticholinergic drugs on a regular basis performed worse on tests measuring important skills such as short-ter...more »

Terror Attack At Istanbul's Ataturk Airport -- News Updates June 29, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 57 minutes ago
*Daily Mail:** Death of a suicide bomber: Moment hero cop moves in to finish ISIS terrorist - before fleeing for his life - in Brussels-style attack by three men on Istanbul airport that left up to 50 dead and 147 injured* * WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT * Three explosions rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport in what officials say was a suicide attack shortly before 8pm GMT * Eyewitness saw a police officer wrestle attacker to the ground just moments before the blast shook the terminal * A total of 36 people are confirmed dead, however this total is expected to rise to 50 according to Tu... more »

Hong Kong a guilty pleasure for Socilst Steve

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
now the truth is real.

Hey Now

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
I am not your only friend you just have met the millions of others

Russian Troops Protect Secret Biblical Dig In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A top-secret excavation is taking place in the city of Palmyra, Syria, aimed at finding biblical Jewish antiquities under the protection of Russian military troops. Three unnamed Israeli archeologists, backed by Russian troops, are taking part in the mysterious excavations which are believed to have already unveiled Hebrew engravings and antiquities. Zamanalwsl.net reports: They could use to prove their historical presence in the region according to their common tactic in dealing with different cities. Partnership first then monopoly. The sources start in their talk to Zaman al-Was... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) An AK-47 can be seen lying abandoned on the floor, after three suicide bombers set off blasts at Istanbul airport as police returned fire. Reuters

What Are The Odds Of U.S. And Russian Jets Firing At Each Other Over Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Michael Peck, National Interest:* *How Long Before U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria?* Two of the world’s most powerful air forces are operating towards opposite goals. What could possibly go wrong? How long will it be before American and Russia jets dogfight in the skies over Syria? That possibility seems more likely after the latest in a string of confrontations between American and Russian aircraft. Earlier this month, Russian aircraft bombing U.S.-backed rebels fighting ISIS and the Syrian government almost confronted U.S. Navy fighters, according to the Los Angeles T... more »

Samantha Bee And Glenn Greenwald Look At Why Brexit And Trump Are The Same-- And Different

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
One thing we can all pretty much agree on: in democracies, political elites, by their very nature, pretty much fail the voters who elect them. We're at a high-water mark of that phenomena right now and the support for Trump-- at least among Republicans-- here and the 17,410,742 votes (51.9) to 16,141,241 votes (48.1%) margin among U.K. voters to leave the E.U. (Brexit) demonstrate that very viscerally. The newest NBC News poll-- released this morning-- shows Trump with 41% support from registered voters, pretty high for a crackpot and sociopath. Only 30% of Republicans want the G... more »

Iraq's Growing Refugee Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A displaced Iraqi family outside Fallujah on Friday, after Iraqi government forces evacuated civilians from the city amid the battle against Islamic State militants. PHOTO: MOADH AL-DULAIMI/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES *DW:** Refugees in Iraq caught between soldiers and jihadists* Iraqi fighting forces are preparing an attack on Mosul. Thousands of people have fled the city ahead of the expected battle, yet aid organizations expect even larger waves of refugees soon. They would have either been killed by "Islamic State" (IS) henchmen, or by Iraqi army bombs, so they decided to... more »

Donna Summer - Last Dance (Nobel Peace Prize Concert '09) HD (no Copyright Infringement Intended)

Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 3 hours ago
I*n honor of those who died of AIDS in the 1970's, the long term survivors who still fight the good fight today and to those who were killed in Orlando, Florida this week. Peace this Gay Pride. *

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Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 3 hours ago
LOVE YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Shocking Brexit Result A Huge Blow For Anglo-American Capitalism

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 3 hours ago
*By MARC McDONALD* British voters' decision to leave the European Union will have an enormous impact on the global economy for years to come. I expect there will be a number of losers as a result. I think Britain eventually will rue the day it decided to leave the EU. And I think the U.S. will also suffer as a result of this momentous vote. But in the long run, the biggest loser is the entire system of Anglo-American capitalism. I always thought that the British got a much better deal than they ever fully realized from the EU. The fact is, a lot of the hysterical scare stories abo... more »

Now The New York Times Crossword Puzzle Is Sexist, Offensive

Blake Neff at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Crossword Puzzle - 900] The New York Times is being denounced as "hateful" and sexist after its Tuesday crossword had the temerity to include the word "harem" as an answer. A harem refers to a group of females who all share a single male as... more »

Lucy & Ethel on the Campaign Trail

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 3 hours ago
via GIPHY I have to confess that when I saw Hillary and Liz in their slapsticky-sweet Sisterhood of the Traveling Power Pantsuits show on Monday, I couldn't help thinking about an old episode of *I Love Lucy* and wishing for a reprise. You know, the one where BFFs Lucy and Ethel show up at a gala event wearing identical outfits? And how their raucous rendition of the Cole Porter tune "Friendship" gradually devolves into chaotic cat-fighting hilarity? Retro and pre-feminist, to be sure. But even in these modern times, it's still considered a fashion faux pas for two women to be caug... more »

‘Racist’ Swimming Pool Poster Depicts Black Kids As ‘Not Cool’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A swimming pool safety poster for an American Red Cross hospital has been criticized as “racist” after depicting white kids as cool and kids of color as misbehaving and “not cool.” The Telegraph reports: The poster, headed “Be Cool, Follow the Rules,” depicts several children playing around a pool, with labels identifying their behaviour as “cool” or “not cool.” The poster became the subject of ire on social media after one mother noted that it was predominantly white children in the poster labelled as “cool”, and non-white children labelled “not cool.” Margaret Sawyer, from Ventura ... more »

The Dunning-Kruger Party Swings (further) Right

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
*Timber Processing in Miaoli.* Were you thinking the KMT was going to change? Doesn't look like it. The last couple of weeks have been filled with news item like these.... The Liberty Times, which is deeply pro-Green, reported the other day that a Deep blue organization within the KMT has demanded that the Party kick out its two leading Taiwanese: Wang Jin-pyng and Huang Min-hui. Huang ran against current Deep Blue Chairman Hung Hsiu-chu in the recent chairmanship election. This sends a strong signal to Taiwanese in the Party that they will never be accepted by the ruling elites an... more »

The Defeat Of The Islamic State In Fallujah Was Easier Than Expected

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Iraqi counterterrorism forces walk in Falluja, Iraq, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani *Military Times*: *The Iraqis' win over ISIS in Fallujah was considerably easier than expected* The American-backed Iraqi effort to oust Islamic State militants from their stronghold in Fallujah turned out to be far easier than many U.S. officials initially feared. “Once they got through the hard-candy shell and into the chewy center, things went much more quickly,” Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said Monday. “It was really a heavy fight along the front line. But once they penetrated that,... more »

Don’t believe the Brexit prophecies of economic doom

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*There are plenty of reasons to reject the consensus that Brexit will be costly to the UK’s economy, says Isaac Tabner.* ------------------------------ The shock and horror at the Brexit vote has been loud and vociferous. Some seem to be revelling in the uncertainty that the referendum result has provoked. The pound falling in value, a downturn in markets – it lends credence to the establishment’s claims before the referendum that a Leave vote would lead to economic Armageddon. [image: Clip1]But there are plenty of reasons to reject the consensus that Brexit itself will be cos... more »

Supreme Court Justice Alito: ‘Those Who Value Religious Freedom Have Cause for Great Concern’

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Kevin and Greg Storman, owners of Ralph's Thriftway in Olympia, Wash., end their long legal battle over a state law that forces them to provide Plan B despite their Christian beliefs.] The Supreme Court's decision not to hear a case challenging a Washington state law that forces a family-owned pharmacy to dispense emergency contraceptives is an "ominous sign" for those who value religious freedom, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said. "If...more »

VA Ignored 30 Percent of Text Messages Sent to Suicide Crisis Hotline

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: veterans VA] The Department of Veterans Affairs' crisis hot line didn't answer up to 30 percent of texts from desperate veterans, according to a new government watchdog investigation. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Monday, which found that "tests of text messages... more »

Why Democrats Are Really Blocking Funding to Fight Zika Virus

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is counting cases. In a change announced Friday, May 20, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will count all women who tested positive, regardless of whether they had suffered symptoms. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)] The hypocrisy of Democrats in Congress when it c... more »

U.S. Backed Syrian Rebels Continue Their Offensive Near The Iraqi Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advance into ISIS bastion Manbij, in northern Syria, on June 23, 2016. / AFP / DELIL SOULEIMAN *Reuters*: *U.S. backed Syrian rebels launch attack on IS-held town near Iraqi border* Syrian rebels launched an attack on a town held by Islamic State near the Iraqi border on Tuesday, senior commanders said, opening a new front against militants also facing an offensive from U.S.-backed forces in the north. If the rebel New Syria Army succeeds in capturing the town of Al-Bukamal from Islamic State (IS), it would hamper the jihadists' ability to move ... more »

Are Republicans Fit To Govern If They Can't Even Pass A Bill To Protect Americans From The Zika Virus?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
President Obama started asking congressional Republicans for emergency Zika funding in March. BY May they hadn't done a damn thing. We wrote at the time that instead of cooperation, what the House Republican leaders had given Obama instead of cooperation was more deranged right-wing intransigence and more of their crazy, dangerous anomie. The sociopaths at the Heritage Foundation started threatening to finance primaries against Republicans who moved to help Obama protect the country from a grave health problem unless the money to fight the virus was taken from programs already fun... more »

Scattered Thoughts on the Crisis

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
What with all that's going on, thoughts about this and that have been popping up all over the place, thoughts that do not belong to a coherent blog post. So instead, here there are in all their variegated incoherence. 1. It's that hoary old chestnut again: "Labour MPs have a greater mandate than Corbyn." They don't. Likewise Tory MPs don't have a greater mandate than Dave or whoever their new leader is going to be. In our delightful electoral system, each individual constituency elects a member to represent them in Parliament. On paper, the electorate are sovereign. But substantive... more »

What Incompetent Climate Science Has Wrought: A Criminal Conspiracy on the Left, an Elitist Disregard on the Right

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 5 hours ago
I want to write only about science here (and I won't take any political comments), but I have found that I cannot. Suppressive, false dogmas are ascendant, not just among scientists, but among our political leaders. And the latter need to be addressed, and reined in from what has become, on one side at least, criminal activity at the highest level against the fundamental right of freedom of speech itself, which above all else allows us to call ourselves members of a free society. This blog is primarily meant to inform the world of the results of my unprecedented research into the "a... more »

Istanbul, Morocco, and Trump's Full Economic Speech, Pennsylvania 6/28/2016...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*"It's time for the American people to take back their future."* *Allow me to save the anti-Trump trolls some time and trouble:* At 7:33 in, Trump mentions the *founding fathers. *Yes, indeedy. OMGosh, he just mentioned George Washington and Alexander Hamilton - by *name.* Now he's talking about Abraham Lincoln. What the hell has gotten into him? Holy crapola, I'm at 9:12 and he's talking about the Constitution. You heard that right, boys and girls - the *Constitution*. Meantime, Michelle Obama, her daughters, and her mother are swanning around Morocco, on our dime, to suppor... more »

Russia on edge as Europe eyes other gas sources ??

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Link* *hattip to hubby for finding me this article. Certainly ties into the recent news. * TOKYO -- Russia is growing nervous over European plans to build a massive natural gas pipeline all the way from the Caspian Sea, part of the region's attempt to curb its dependence on Russian gas amid the Ukraine crisis and other political differences. *On May 17, representatives from major European nations attended a ceremony in the Greek city of Thessaloniki to celebrate the start of construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, or TAP**.* *Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Greece... more »

Pentagon Spends Millions Of Dollars AGAIN To Train Just 100 Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
A Free Syrian Army trainer addresses fellow fighters as he conducts a demonstration on how to use anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons at a training camp in the northern countryside of Aleppo © Ammar Abdullah / Reuters *Washington Post*:* Revamped U.S. training program, with new goals, has trained fewer than 100 Syrians so far* *U.S. military officials are considering ways to ramp up training of Syrian fighters against the Islamic State as the Pentagon moves cautiously forward with a revamped program to create an effective local ground force.* Several U.S. officials, speaking to re... more »

Death Toll From Terror Attack At Istanbul Airport Now Over 50

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* Reports are coming in that today's terror attack at Istanbul's airport is worse than originally reported .... *Up to 50 dead, 60 injured as three suicide bombers attack Istanbul airport firing AK-47s as CCTV shows terrorist triggering vest seconds after hero policeman escapes* (Daily Mail). More here ....* Suspected IS attack kills dozens at Istanbul's airport *(AP). War News Updates will be updating this breaking news story later in the evening as more news becomes available. *Update:* This police officer saved scores of lives .... *Police shoot suicide bombers r... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Michael J. Totten, World Affairs*:* History Returns to Europe* *The British decision to leave the European Union is the most momentous event across the Atlantic since NATO bombed Belgrade. * If I lived in the United Kingdom, I would have voted to Remain in the EU, but it’s not hard to see why the majority voted to Leave. I wouldn’t want the United States to join the EU for the same reasons the Brexiters want out of it. The EU is a brilliant idea. Unite splendidly diverse yet like-minded nations into a powerful bloc that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Provide minimum standa... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*After 25 Years, What's Next For Charter Schools?* The major advocacy group for charter schools is meeting this week in Nashville, and there's lots to celebrate. What began with a single state law in Minnesota has spread to a national movement of nearly 6,800 schools, serving just under 3 million students. But at it's annual meeting, the National National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is also using the moment to call for a fresh look at how these innovative public schools are managed and how they're held accountable. Among the concerns is whether the failure rate of online ... more »

Immigration: The four arguments

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
The four biggest arguments I hear regularly here from commenters opposed to the right of free association as it applies to immigration (always the same non-reading, unthinking zealots commenting I might add) are 1. …but welfare! 2. …but Muslims! 3. …but assimilation! 4. …but low wages! 1. The welfare argument is as quicky dismissed as it is raised, as it was yesterday: “Let’s fight to shrink the welfare state and to liberalise labor laws, not to prevent people from exercising a basic right.” Let’s recognise nonetheless that even in today’s context, the evidence s... more »

Attack On Istanbul: Ataturk Airport- The Death Toll Climbs

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
Came across this from Daily Caller- Daily Caller got the video footage from the twitter feed from someone named Gilgo The video, which began circulating on Twitter and elsewhere shortly after the attack, shows people running away from a man who appears to be running through the airport with a gun. Suddenly, the man drops to the ground, apparently after being shot, and drops his gun, which slides beyond his reach *Gilgo is of course a self proclaimed Kurdish activist* *Warning: It's gruesome* * As USA Today reports:Turkey is vulnerable to growing terror attacks* No group immedia... more »

"Could we overturn last Thursday?" (Part II)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Good Grief! And after last night's *Newsnight *(*see earlier tonight*) we've now had Evan Davis and Lord Heseltine teaming up for this tonight: *Evan Davis*: And this is why who want us to see exactly what Out looks like and then have a second referendum which chooses between In and Out again? Is that correct? *Lord Heseltine*: I want something just a little different, but fundamentally so. I want to put Boris Johnson and his colleagues in charge of the negotiations. Now, he doesn't need to be the Prime Minister of the leader of the Conservative Party to do that but he got us i... more »

Syria: Dr. Nabil Antaki from Aleppo Demolishes Western Propaganda and Media Warmongering

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*The rotten war criminals in Washington, Tel Aviv, London, Ankara, and Riyadh want to see ISIS emerge triumphant in Damascus. Photo source.* Saudi, Turkish, Israeli, American, and European support for ISIS terrorists will never end. They don't care about the political and humanitarian consequences of their pro-terrorism policies like the massive refugee crisis in Europe and periodic terrorist attacks in Western countries. In fact, they welcome these consequences because they enlarge the role of the state and engender fear and paranoia in society, giving politicians more political s... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... June 28 , 2016 ... Quick Hits .... 1. Markets & Market Moving News : VIX Whipsaw Continues , Friday Major Spike Reversed By Tuesday's Major Decline ; Low Yield Regimes & NIRP News For Tuesday ; Post Brexit Bounce For Equities , Random Walk Around Stocks ; Crude Oil News De Jour. 2. Post - Brexit World News - UK In Focus . 3. Turkey Has Its Latest Terror Attack - At Least 50 Killed At Ataturk Airport. 4. Odds & Ends .

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets..... ( Asia Updates ) *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2m 2 minutes ago CHINA SETS YUAN FIXING AT 6.6324 VS 6.6528 DAY EARLIER *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 11m 11 minutes ago Is it still the BOJ's goal to lower interest rates? Because that 0.1% on the 40 Year is really crushing the economy *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 24m 24 minutes ago GBPUSD < 1.33. No Kuroda to the rescue? *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 40m 40 minutes ago Volatility Index: -21% today, 9th largest decline in history. Last Friday it jumped 49%, 5th largest spike. $VIX *Charlie Bi... more »

Funding your own lobbyists

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
The biggest beneficiaries aren’t just those who suck off the taxpayer’s tit with their benefit – which, frighteningly, now describes nearly 1 in 2 NZ households. Some of the biggest beneficiaries in the country inhabit the Beehive and places around it, sucking furiously for both power and money. And shockingly, some of the other big beneificiaries are loobyists – not just cronies seeking favour but (which amounts to dishonesty in a democracy) activists and advocacy organisations *paid by government the taxpayer to promote their own chosen causes*. This is not just wrong, it is... more »

Daniel Hannan: EFTA 4 UK

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
MEP Daniel Hannan has just worked hard to get himself fired. Here he explains that Europe needs free trade, not the EU – and Britain can join with those states who already agree. NB:And this morning he clarifies: *Three times now I have had it put to me by TV interviewers that I have changed my position on immigration or somehow backtracked. For the record, I said the same thing throughout the campaign, reiterating the position set out in my book *Why Vote Leave:* Taking back control of our borders does't mean ending all immigration. Outside Remainers' imagination, it never ... more »

Renouncing ‘Christian’ Homo-Hatred

Michael Brown at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Love one another - 900] I'm quite aware that we will be branded haters and bigots if we simply teach that marriage is the union of one man and one woman or if we believe that kids deserve a mom and a dad. And I... more »

7 seconds

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Also on the subject of BBC One's *News at Six, *the less 'doom-mongering' economic news today got all of 7 seconds: The markets have been largely stable today - the pounds and the FTSE 100 regaining some ground after two days of big losses. And that was that. On the BBC's use of the word "stable", please see the exchange here.

Tesseract

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Tesseract

Tim Tebow Leads Prayer on Delta Plane for Man Experiencing Heart Troubles

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Tim Tebow-900] On Sunday evening, football player Tim Tebow, lead a group prayer on a Delta Airlines flight to Phoenix, Arizona. The story originally surfaced through a Facebook post by fellow passenger, Richard Gotti. According to Gotti's post, "An older gentleman began... more »

Israel Bans Non-Muslims From Jerusalem Holy Site

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Israel announced a ban on non-Muslims entering the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem following recent clashes between worshipers and police. Al Arabia reports: The decision will apply until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan next week, a police spokeswoman told AFP. Clashes between Muslims and Israeli police have been taking place every morning since Sunday over Jewish visits to the site, with youths throwing stones and security forces firing tear gas and sponge-tipped bullets. Prior to visiting hours on Tuesday, a stone hit an elderly Jewish woman in the h...more »

World News Briefs -- June 28, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *NATO, EU leaders pledge strong alliance to counter Brexit fallout* NATO and the European Union promised closer defense ties at a summit on Tuesday to deter Russia and counter Islamic militants on Europe's borders, seeking a show of unity days after Britain voted to leave the EU. Unnerved by the departure of Europe's biggest-spending military power, EU and NATO officials hope a new strategy to share information and work together from the Baltics to the Mediterranean will shore up defenses that have long relied on Britain to provide ships, troops and commanders. "Cooper...more »

Terror Attack At Istanbul's Ataturk Airport -- News Updates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Suicide bombers kill at least 10 and wound 40 when they blow themselves up as police shot at them in Brussels-style attack on Istanbul airport* * Twin explosions rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport in what officials say was a suicide attack * Gunfire also reported to have broken out from the direction of its car park * Initial reports claim around 40 people have been injured in the explosions * At least 10 people have died, with taxi drivers ferrying injured to hospital Suicide bombers have killed at least 10 and wounded 40 at Istanbul's Ataturk airport after blo... more »

As We Shift - Mandela & The Now Makers

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
Let’s talk about who we are. What’s occurring lately is a landscape of extremes. This is one being rapidly painted and re-painted over and over by those controllers invested in keeping the status quo. That’s the last time they will be mentioned. This moment, right now, is about letting all of that go. We are on sacred ground, where miracles occur. We are Now Makers. Recently, what’s happened is a sort of side-tracking moment. Consumed with self, there’s been a pre-occupation with things that are, in truth, defined by actions, not worry. We are here to create. The Mandela ... more »

“You’re not laughing now” - Farage

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
NB: No, this blog does not endorse everything he says. But he’s entitled to gloat just for a few minutes. And they’re entitled to be heckled, and to heckle back themselves. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Suspected ISIS Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens at Istanbul Airport

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Passengers embrace each other at the entrance to Istanbul's Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following their evacuation after a blast. Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey.] ISTANBUL (AP) -- Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airp... more »

Seumas, I'm not sure this is a great idea

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
I didn’t get anything done today. I couldn’t stop watching events - with increasing incredulity. Here’s Rod Liddle. His piece is so short that I can reproduce it here in full for your edification. A quick update on the BBC TV News. At ten o clock last night the programme ran a report from its idiotic northern correspondent, Ed Thomas, which attempted to suggest that the Leave campaign was responsible for nasty things being said to immigrants. Thomas is an appallingly partisan correspondent and presumably has his job because he is only person within the BBC with a vaguely northern... more »

"I think maybe now it was the wrong decision"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
BBC One's *News at Six *may not have mentioned President Obama's upbeat remarks about post-Brexit Britain but it *did *include a piece about the Queen visiting Northern Ireland - HM's first official engagement since the Leave vote from well over 17 million of her loyal subjects. As soon as I heard it announced I braced myself. 'What doom-mongering angle will the BBC go for now?', I thought, expecting the worst (given much of the rest of the BBC's post-referendum reporting). 'BBC Ireland correspondent' Chris Buckler, adopting a glum tone of voice throughout, was quick to talk abou... more »

From hero to zero?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Given how extensively the BBC covered President Obama's anti-Brexit 'back of the queue' intervention during the EU referendum and how often their reporters stressed at the time that what the President said *is *important ('whether you agree with it or not'), you *might *have thought that the BBC would have been just as motivated (being 'impartial') to prominently report the President's latest comments re Britain's Brexit vote - especially as they are so striking, and so in contradiction to what he said a few months back. Barack Obama told NPR that there's no need for "hysteria" ab... more »

Incapable Of Complex Thought

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
Everywhere in the English speaking world, Lawrence Martin writes, conservatism is in trouble: In Britain, party hardliners pushed David Cameron into calling a referendum on the European Union. With the Brexit result, they are now in control. The consequences for Britain and well beyond Britain, as the great wealth of analysts agree, could be dire. In the United States, the Republican Party fell under the sway of Dick Cheney and his ilk. They brought on the Iraq war, the consequences of which have been dire and still are. The Republican Party then fell into the grip of the radical... more »

Covering For The NRA Shills In The Democratic Party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*The DCCC supports Democrats who take bribes from the NRA* The Beltway media covered last week's congressional sit in as a Democrats vs Republicans kind of confrontation, even including a widely reported scene featuring Texas crackpot Louie Gohmert storming the sit in and screaming about radical Islam. (Gun lobbyist bribes to Gohmert: $35,111.) House Democrats, as a historically small minority opposition party, surprised nearly everyone with their seemingly unplanned protest of Republican intransigency on gun control measures in the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. hi... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Riding a UH-1Y Venom

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Marine in Helicopter] A U.S. Marine helicopter crew chief rides in the back of a UH-1Y Venom as it approaches a landing zone during a training exercise near Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on June 17, 2016. Thank you to this brave Marine... more »

Trump Takes on Trade Deals in Pennsylvania Speech

JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump2 - 900] MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump took aim at U.S. free trade deals in a speech delivered in Western Pennsylvania Tuesday that painted his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a champion of the kind of globalization that has... more »

The Sensible Solution To The Syrian Refugee Crisis + Anti-Semitism In Syrian Textbooks

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
To avoid a huge culture clash in Europe Syrians refugees have to be reeducated. They have to learn to conform to European values, standards, and principles. And most of them are willing to do that if they feel welcomed by their hosts. It would be a disaster if Syrian refugees are ignored and sidelined, and left alone to become instruments of ISIS terrorism. There is a very real fear that many refugees will be indoctrinated in Saudi-constructed mosques all across Europe. It is not a coincidence that Europe has exported a high number of ISIS terrorists to places like Syria and Ira... more »

"Could we overturn last Thursday?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
*“Does my right honourable friend agree we still have a parliamentary democracy and it would be the duty of each Member of Parliament to judge each measure in the light of what each man and woman regards as the national interest, and not to take broad guidance from a plebiscite which has produced a small majority on a broad question after a bad-tempered and ill-informed debate?".* (Ken Clarke MP, House of Commons, yesterday.) I caught up last night, via Parliament TV, with David Cameron's statement about the EU referendum vote. Besides the obvious dramatic momen... more »

Alarm bells

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Comments both here and elsewhere, as well as the evidence of our own ears and eyes, have convinced both me and Sue that the BBC has pretty much gawn mad since the EU referendum. It has not only subjected us to an absolute deluge of negativity about the result and its consequences but done so in such a sour and sullen way (by and large) that its own bias has rarely ever seemed so obvious before. As David Keighley writes, over at News-watch, "Clearly, there was – for the first time – an attempt at least to talk to the ‘exit’ side [during the referendum]. But since the result was an... more »

The Benghazi Report: Political Posturing + Bureaucratic Bumbling = Tragedy

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Benghazi Report - 900] As our U.S. diplomatic personnel fought for their lives in a jihadist-infested hellhole, Obama administration officials bickered over what clothes potential rescuers should wear, worried about how not to offend the Libyans, and began crafting a narrative to pin the... more »

Farage and Watson - double teaming the BREXIT issue

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 9 hours ago
*it'll happen soon, people, just be patient* UKIP Leader and British Representative Abroad, Nigel Farage, does what he does very well. And one must accept that he's got the backing of The Queen in his prestigious expenses-paid European role. You know he was the mischievous kid at the back of the class with all the intricate questions for his hapless tutors. Personally, I love a) the look on the face of the woman in seat 122 and b) the way The (still leaderless) UK Conservative Party appear to have NO BUDGETARY PLAN ... the Bank of England has a plan and they announced it the day af... more »

Lelu Island : LNG Divide and Conquer Politics

Alison at Creekside - 9 hours ago
A community torn apart by LNG and pipeline politics. A mayor who sent a letter to the *Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency* confirming opposition to the PacificNorthWest LNG plant on Lelu Island in accordance with a community vote. He then sent another letter eight days later retracting the first letter and replacing it with one of conditional support. The mayor and his brother are VP and CEO of *Eagle Spirit Energy *FN pipeline company backed by Aquilini Group, donors of $1.2 million to the BC Liberal Party. Aquilini has pledged financing to Eagle Spirit on condition of secu... more »

Power Outage Yesterday at Fukushima Daiichi Reported by Japan Times

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
The Japan Times is reporting a power outage yesterday at Fukushima. Usually such reports indicate some significant event occurred at the plant (which may or may not be represented accurately in the news report): Power outage at Fukushima nuclear power plant causes machinery to shut down. Kyodo Jun 28, 2016 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/28/business/corporate-business/power-outage-fukushima-nuclear-power-plant-causes-machinery-shut/#.V3Ka0qKYKXM The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant said Tuesday a power outage halted some systems but that no pr... more »

This is The Line

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*THIS IS THE LINE.*

Presidents Of Russia And Turkey Will Have A Phone Call Conversation This Wednesday To Restore Ties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*TASS*: *Putin, Erdogan to hold phone conversation — Kremlin spokesman* *The Kremlin spokesman says Erdogan’s apologies were important, but much is still to be done* MOSCOW, June 28. /TASS/. The presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will hold a phone conversation on Wednesday at Russia’s initiative, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Tomorrow at the initiative of the Russian side a telephone conversation will take place between President Putin and President Erdogan," Peskov said. The conversation will be held approximately in the middle of t... more »

Fallujah Free Of Islamic State, Mosul Next Says Abadi

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Iraqi forces liberated the city of Fallujah from ISIS after a month of fighting. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Fallujah on Sunday and urged Iraqis to celebrate the victory promising to raise the flag in Mosul, the main Islamic State stronghold in Iraq. Middle East Eye reports: “I call on all Iraqis wherever they are to get out and celebrate,” he told Iraqiya state television, standing in front of Fallujah hospital with an Iraqi flag around his neck. “We will raise the Iraqi flag in Mosul soon,” he said, referring to Iraq’s second city, which is the Islamic State (IS) group’s... more »

After Brexit, Paul Ryan Calls for Free Trade Agreement with UK

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Brexit Pie - 900] House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is calling for the U.S. to pursue a free trade agreement with the UK in light of the nation's exit from the European Union. "We would probably want to put together our own trade agreement with... more »

College Kid: I’m Scared of Having Kids Because of Global Warming

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Letter Signature - 900] A college student is terrified of having kids because they might contribute to or be harmed by global warming, according to a letter she wrote to the editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer Tuesday. "Carbon dioxide levels have reached 400 parts per... more »

Trump’s New Communications Director Bashed Him Repeatedly on Twitter

Elena Weissmann at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a rally in Richmond, Va., Friday, June 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)] Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's new communications director has a history of nasty tweets about the presumptive nominee. Jason Miller, ex-communications adviser for Sen. Ted Cruz, just signed on as Trump's new communications director Monday, intending to take the lead...more »

F-35’s Latest Hurdle Could Send It Back to Contracting Purgatory

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: USAF F-35 - 900] The timeline for a new American stealth fighter jet, the most expensive weapons system in the world, is getting longer. A top Air Force official said the Department of Defense is considering what it would take to redesign a potentially-fatal safety system in the... more »

Story About Brexiters ‘Frantically’ Googling ‘What Is the EU?’ Most Likely False

Ted Goodman at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: United Kingdom - 900] Within hours of Brexiters voting for Britain to leave the EU, the wider media already had a smoking gun proving that Brexiters were all incompetent ninnies who had made a grave mistake. Their evidence: A "250% spike" in the Google search term "What happens if we... more »

Next Up : DEFEND CORBYN

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
Next order of business : *DEFEND CORBYN.* The Meek Will Inherit The Earth. Now we have finally successfully destroyed it, as well as the conservatives, it's time to rebuild the Labour Party in our image. *Work 2 B Dun.*

My Unfair Lady

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*The Monstrous FeminineThe Terrible Aspect of Womanhood* *The Wronged Wife, The Black Widow* *The Other Woman, The Spurned Lover and Mamma Grizzly BearThe Chased and Persecuted HunterThe Wounded Heart of Diana, The Shaker of the Spear, The Flaming Brand of Artimis* *Lilith.* *Hell Hath no Fury * *and * *She is Forever* *Gozer the Gozarian...? * *Good Evening.* *To be clear - * this is not an intervention, you are not unwelcome, and nobody will be asking you (this time) to leave. Please consider this your Home. You are welcome and invited to stay as long as you wish. *We Wa... more »

Security In Iraq, Jun 15-21, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
Since March 2016 Iraq has seen a steady stream of terrorist attacks by the Islamic State during its spring –Ramadan offensive. At the same time, the government has been working hard to clear Anbar, while starting separate operations in Ninewa and Salahaddin as well. Each one of those leads to a steady stream of counter attacks increasing the level of violence overall throughout the country. The number of incidents in Iraq has been at a steady level for the last four months. In January there were an average of 19.2 incidents per day. That went down to 18.9 in February. Since then ... more »

Are There EU Plans To Create A European Super-State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Radio Poland*: *New EU 'superstate plan’ by France, Germany: report* The foreign ministers of France and Germany have proposed creating a “European superstate” limiting the powers of individual members following Britain’s referendum decision to leave the EU, Polish public broadcaster TVP Info has reported. The document in which the proposals appear is to be presented to Visegrad Group countries meeting in Prague on Monday by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, TVP Info said, adding that the document was an "ultimatum". TVP Info said the proposals would mean members ... more »

EU Leaders Meet To Discuss Brexit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*: *EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly, market rout halts* European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth. Financial markets recovered slightly after the result of Thursday's referendum wiped a record $3 trillion off global shares and sterling fell to its lowest level in 31 years, but trading was volatile and policymakers said they would take all necessary measures to protect their economies. British Finance Mi... more »

Britain's Labor Party In Chaos As Leader Jeremy Corbyn Loses Confidence Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC:* *Labour MPs pass no-confidence motion in Jeremy Corbyn* A motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been passed by the party's MPs. The 172-40 vote, which is not binding, follows resignations from the shadow cabinet and calls on Mr Corbyn to quit. Mr Corbyn said the ballot had "no constitutional legitimacy" and said he would not "betray" the members who voted for him by resigning. The leader's allies have told his critics to trigger a formal leadership contest if they want to challenge him. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: The vote was not even close (172 t... more »

June 28: New Brunswick = conformity=one hell of a price.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
I begin my day checking out the news on CBC. No, not on television. My days on TV taught me that TV news is overexcited newscasters talking as fast as they can while viewers sit in a stupor watching changing camera angles and shifting colours. Female newscasters are usually young and good-looking, while their make counterparts can be unspeakably homely and shapeless. TV news isn't news. It's just shifting colours and noises, very relaxing for minds that don't want to think. So I read it on the computer. Unlike Norbert, I think CBC news is pretty good. But I have also noticed that... more »

Paolo Barnard: The Truth About Brexit

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*Video Title: Paolo Barnard: THE TRUTH ABOUT BREXIT. Source: Democrazia Verde. Date Published: June 16, 2016. Description: * Paolo Barnard, the most censored Italian economic journalist, reveals the truth about BREXIT and the European Union. If you want to know the truth behind the EU and its financial dictatorship you can read the following essay "The Gravest Crime" written by Paolo Barnard for free: www.goo.gl/occL9D "Then, for what are the Bilderberg’s men trembling for? What are the huge companies afraid of? No they're not scared of an economic loss, they are scared of the lo... more »

Here’s why this lawyer defends scientists accused of misconduct

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
More scientists are trying to settle accusations of misconduct in court, a trend very familiar to Washington, DC-based lawyer Paul Thaler. Regular readers may recall the name of one of Thaler’s clients — Rakesh Kumar, a scientist at George Washington University who filed an $8 million lawsuit for how the school handled an investigation into his work. […] The post Here’s why this lawyer defends scientists accused of misconduct appeared first on Retraction Watch.

British Solar Industry in Free-Fall After Subsidy Cuts

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: solar panels Britain - 900] Solar power in the U.K. is collapsing after the government cut its subsidies, according to industry reports published Sunday. The British solar industry estimates that it lost 18,000 jobs since the subsidy cuts. The U.K. subsidy cutbacks are part of the collapse... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 12 hours ago
*An interesting note from a correspondent* It is interesting to note that CO2 levels drop at the rate of about 1 1/2 ppm per month over a Spring/Summer cycle when plant growth is maximum. This seems to indicate that forest and food crops can actually out run the emissions. I once calculated how much corn production it would take to off set the total CO2 emissions from one 500 megawatt coal powered plant ............ 900 sq miles, an area of a mere 30 miles x 30 miles. It is likely that there are several good food crops that would sequester CO2 at very efficient rates. So the eas... more »

Huge Helium Discovery ‘A Game Changer’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Scientists have discovered a huge helium gas field in the Tanzanian Rift Valley using new exploration methods. The world faces a shortage of the life-saving gas that is used in MRI scanners for medical diagnosis. Helium is also used in spacecraft, telescopes, radiation monitors, welding and party balloons among other things. Geologists from Durham and Oxford universities used a new gas exploration technique that is a “game-changer” in the hunt for the rare element. The BBC reports: Until now, the precious gas has been discovered only in small quantities during oil and gas drilling. ... more »

Does anyone really give a rip what George Will, Brent Scowcroft, Robert Kagan, or Hank Paulson do or say?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*I don't.* And I doubt more than one in twenty thousand other people care either American Thinker has an article about all the so-called famous people who are jumping off the GOP ship. Of course, the head jumper, George Will, who wears a dead squirrel on his head, while others mock Trump's hair, really thinks he is relevant. *George Will and his Dead Squirrel* He's not. And neither are the rest of them. Robert Kagan? I don't even know who he is. Sit back, close your eyes, take a few calming breaths, and tap into your right brain. You are now in your local grocery store. Look ar... more »

The Work

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
A *Work* is an act of Alchemy. A *Working *is the operational process that is undertaken to perform the *The Work.* *The Crucible *is the vessel in which the working occurs, into which the product of *The Work *is deposited, and from where it can be recovered. *The Crucible *is metaphysical and allegorical. Alchemy does not occur in a darkened room full of green smoke and furnaces (most of the time). *Alchemy takes place in your head.* *The Crucible *is you. *The Great Work* refers to the *purpose* of the alchemist and the meaning of his present life and his existence. *The ... more »

Brexit Wins! Cameron Resigns!! EUpocalypse Now!!!

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
You're welcome Corbett.

Did U.S. Airstrikes Accidentally Kill Afghan Hostages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA:* *US Airstrikes Accidentally Kill Afghan Hostages* Local Afghan officials say U.S. airstrikes accidentally killed seven Afghan hostages at a Taliban hideout in northern Kunduz Province. Several Taliban fighters were also killed in the late Sunday airstrikes, the officials told VOA's Afghan Service. Bodies of the slain hostages, believed to be former Afghan army soldiers, were brought to a hospital in Kunduz City on Monday. *Read more* .... *More News On Reports That U.S. Airstrikes Accidentally Killed Afghan Hostages* U.S. Investigates Whether Airstrikes Killed Taliban Hos... more »

Chinese Navy Joins U.S. Carrier Strike Group Ahead Of Next Month's RIMPAC Naval Exercises

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Chinese and U.S. ships on June 25, 2016. Chinese Ministry of Defense Photo *USNI News*: *Chinese Warships Now Training with U.S. Carrier Strike Group* Five ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy are training with a U.S. carrier strike group ahead of next month’s Rim of the Pacific 2016 exercises, a Navy official confirmed to USNI News on Monday. Last week the five ship PLAN flotilla linked up with the strike group – centered on carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) — met near Guam and steamed toward Hawaii ahead of July’s international exercises. According to a list of ships C... more »

U.S. Destroyer Plays 'Chicken' With Russian Warship In The Mediterranean (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*RT:* *US destroyer gets dangerously close to Russian patrol boat in Mediterranean – Moscow* The US guided-missile destroyer Gravely breached international navigation safety rules by coming within dangerous proximity of the Yaroslav Mudry, a Russian frigate, in the eastern Mediterranean, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. The USS Gravely approached the Yaroslav Mudry, a Russian frigate, on June 17, passing across her course at a “dangerous” distance of 180 meters (55ft), the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. The encounter occurred in international waters. The Y...more »

World News Briefs -- June 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *69m children will die of preventable causes, says Unicef* *UN children’s agency report highlights toll on youngsters by 2030 unless world leaders turn rhetoric into reality on fighting poverty* Less than a year after the world promised to leave no one behind by signing up to an ambitious 15-year blueprint to end inequality, the UN children’s agency says that 69 million children will die from mostly preventable causes by 2030, and 167 million will be living in extreme poverty, unless world leaders turn rhetoric into reality. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* The Ira... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
NATO Photo *Reuters*:* Brexit casts doubt over new EU and NATO defense strategy* Britain's departure from the European Union risks undermining Europe's new defense strategy, days before NATO and EU governments sign a landmark pact to confront a range of threats from Russia to the Mediterranean, officials say. The European Union and the United States plan to use two separate EU and NATO summits in the coming days to push reforms of the West's two main security pillars, aimed at reducing Europe's reliance on Washington in its own neighborhood. "Things are going to be a lot harder,"... more »

China's New Space Vehicle Can 'Steal' Another Country's Satellite

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A Long March-7 carrier rocket lifts off from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, south China's Hainan Province, June 25, 2016. [Photo: Xinhua/Li Gang] *South China Morning Post*: *Is China militarising space? Experts say new junk collector could be used as anti-satellite weapon* Craft could be used to attack satellites, according to some researchers A small spacecraft sent into orbit by the Long March 7 rocket launched from Hainan in southern China on Saturday is tasked with cleaning up space junk, according to the government, but some analysts claim it may serve a military purpose.... more »

Russia To Reveal Where The World's Spy Satellites Are Located

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics:* *Russia Will Tell the World Where U.S. Military Satellites Are* *​The move would expose the Pentagon's most secret sats.​* In a space tit-for-tat, Russian government is planning to publish a database of all known satellites—including secret American ones. The move would shed light on classified satellite programs, potentially allowing America's enemies to evade detection from above. According to Russian state news agency Izvestia, the Russian delegation to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space has proposed a United Nations database on space obje... more »

China Wants To Match The U.S. In Nuclear Attack Submarines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Errymath *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *Why the US Navy Should Fear China's New 093B Nuclear Attack Submarine* Is China’s new Type 093B nuclear-powered attack submarine on par with the U.S. Navy’s Improved Los Angeles-class boats? At least some U.S. naval analysts believe so and contend that the introduction of the new People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) submarines is an indication of just how quickly Beijing is catching up to the West. “The 93B is not to be confused with the 93. It is a transition platform between the 93 and the forthcoming 95,” said Jerry Hendrix, directo... more »

This Is Why The U.S. Congress Wants To Fire Many Pentagon Generals

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Saagar Enjeti, Daily Caller:* *Here’s Why Congress Wants To Fire So Many Generals* The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) recently proposed a 25% reduction across the board for general officers. The bill would cut the number of four star officers from 41 to 27, representing one of the largest reductions in modern history. A summary of the committee’s bill states the drawdown in general officers also applies at the three, two, and one-star levels. The majority staff reasons, “Over the past 30 years, the end-strength of the joint force has decreased 38 percent, but the ratio of... more »

Is Stalin Coming Back In Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast:* *Putin’s New Rival: Stalin* As the Kremlin stokes Russian fears of the West, some young people long for what they think they know about the dictator who saw them through World War II. MOSCOW — The recent anniversary of the day Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, June 22, was the occasion for thousands of modern-day Communist Party members to take to the streets. This time, the enemy they marched against was not the Nazis, they declared, it is NATO. But the man they wish were still leading them is Joseph Stalin. In the middle of the demonstration, a big ... more »

North American Leaders To Meet On Wednesday To Discuss Climate Change And Brexit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will meet in Ottawa for a North American leaders' Summit. NDTV *Bloomberg:* *North American Leaders Meet, With Brexit and Trump Clouding Ties* * Obama, Trudeau and Pena Nieto hold summit Wednesday in Ottawa * U.K. vote, U.S. presidential race weigh on pro-trade agenda The shadow of Brexit and rising protectionist sentiment loom large as U.S. President Barack Obama meets his North American counterparts to bolster the world’s largest trading bloc. Obama, Canadian Prime Minister...more »

Congressional Benghazi Report Detailing Administration Errors Released

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN:* *Benghazi report: Clinton should have realized risks* Washington (CNN)House Republicans released a long-awaited report Tuesday on the Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans on Hillary Clinton's watch as secretary of state, reviving the politically charged issue less than five months before the election. The report, parts of which CNN reviewed in advance, paints a picture of a perfect storm of bureaucratic inertia, rapidly worsening security in Libya and inadequate resources in the months that led up to the killings of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three colleague... more »

Islamic State Suicide Bombings Kill Dozens In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN:* *More than 40 killed in Yemen suicide attacks* (CNN)At least 42 people, mostly soldiers and one child, were killed when attackers launched four suicide car bombings at security targets in a major Yemeni city, two senior government officials told CNN. The attacks occurred in Mukalla, a southeastern port city in Hadramaut province. At least 30 people were injured -- all security officers except for five civilians, according to the two officials, both of whom are in the provincial governor's office. One of the attacks targeted a military compound near a government intelligence... more »

Can Bernie's Political Revolution Win One For Eric Kingson In Syracuse Today?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Eric and Bernie on Friday in Syracuse* Sunday, the *Washington Post* decided to speculate on what happens to Bernie's revolution from here. The Clinton campaign will probably get the last majority of Bernie voters-- polls indicate as much as 88% of them already-- but what about the energy and the fundraising? When that flow to a campaign to put someone into office who many Bernie supporters see backing the same agenda that they were motivated to oppose? The Hillary delegates in the platform battles have already voted down a stronger $15/hour minimum wage proposal by Keith Ellison, ... more »

Three Substitutes for Logic

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - You might be surprised at how many people use these three “methods of analysis.”

Flying Just Walking around

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Put your feet on the ground your hands in the air your flying flying just walking around your flying this the fact no flighty of fantsy its the new world lies are nancy and betty doe not want to come out and play she has a vide teddy thats comfort and the truth be told it doesnt matter when the votes come in your flying by walking around

Pro-Life Leaders Agree: Supreme Court Doesn’t Serve Women

The Stream at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Austin, TX, USA - July 8, 2013: Pro-life demonstrators express their position outside the Capitol. Demonstrations were triggered by State Senator Wendy Davis' 11 hour filibuster to block Senate Bill 5, a measure intended to further restrict abortions.] Pro-life leaders agree: The Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt erased commonsense protections and endangered the health and even life of the women who go to abortion facilities in Texas. In the highly regulated world of health care,... more »

‘Growing Up GOP’: Young Republicans Seek Messaging Strategy for Millennials

Andrew Egger at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Millennials at Office Job Working - 900] Four years after a wave of millennials swept Barack Obama into his second presidential term, the Republican Party is redoubling efforts to repackage its conservative platform to appeal to young voters. A new report from the College Republican National Committee, "Growing... more »

Brexit Paves the Way for EU Toaster, Tea Kettle Crackdown

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: tea kettle - 900] Now that Britain is officially out, European Union leaders are moving quickly to crack down on high-powered appliances such as toasters and tea kettles that are not considered eco-friendly. EU officials worried about fanning the Brexit flames kept the plan under wraps... more »

Western Shoshone: 'No' to Nuclear Waste at Yucca Mountain

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. Western Shoshone: 'NO!' to nuclear industry and nuclear waste dumping at Yucca Mountain www.poohabah.info http://digital.library.unlv.edu/ntsohp/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ2N9-n-ka0&feature=share http://nevadamagazine.com/home/extras/the-dann-sisters-searching-for-reciprocity-for-the-western-shoshone/ http://guides.library.unr.edu/dc/shoshone/

HIV paper pulled for lack of consent, errors

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A researcher failed to obtain proper consent from HIV patients included in his study about risky sexual behavior, according to the journal that retracted his paper. The study, based on interviews with 154 men and women living with HIV, concluded that experiencing negative life events correlated with risky sexual behavior. But although the author claimed to have complied with […] The post HIV paper pulled for lack of consent, errors appeared first on Retraction Watch.

LOATHING THE OTHERS WELL: Philosopher loathes The Others well!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016Part 1—The soul of the New York Times:* Tom Whyman, age 27, had a rough go of it Thursday. Whyman summers in Alresford, by which he seems to mean this small town and civil parish in the City of Winchester district of Hampshire, England, as opposed to Alresford, Essex. Whyman summers there with his parents; this seems to trigger his loathing of everyone else on the face of the Earth. We say this based upon Whyman's account of what happened to him last week. Still being perhaps a bit of a slacker, Whyman had failed to make arrangements to cast his Brexit vote...more »

Always Watch Two Cathedrals

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
*Watch Two Cathedrals regularly, a minimum of once every sixth months.* *This represents a choice in favour of practicing good mental, spiritual, and moral hygiene.* *Are you in a tight spot?Yes.* *Do I feel sorry for you?* *I do not.* *Why?* *Because there are people way worse off than you...* If you don't wanna run again, I respect that. But if you won't run again because you think it'll be *too hard,* or *you think you're gonna loose...* Well, God, Jed - I don't even wanna know ya... *What's Next..?*

How about some Paul Manafort to start Tuesday off?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*sure.* *Chuck Todd Interviews Paul Manafort On "Meet The Press" (6/26/2016) * In which Chuck Todd sounds like his usual silly self, and Paul Manafort appears bemused as though a yapping little fluff ball was nipping at his heels. Towards the end, Todd pressures Manafort to declare whether Trump has "accepted Jesus" and is now a born again Christian. I find that whole line of questioning offensive and immaterial. Trump's spiritual life is none of my business.

Gaia Portal: Clandestine radiance is now recognized by hu-manity

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*Clandestine radiance is now recognized by hu-manity* by ÉirePort Clandestine radiance is now recognized by hu-manity. Feather principals are connected in purpose. Forestations of Light unveil and display. The messages refine. Gaia purpose is restored. ÉirePort | June 28, 2016 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-z7

Amazon About to Launch New Enterprise in the Education Industrial Complex

Susan O at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
*Susan Ohanian* In Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers Natasha Singer, a business reporter for the *New York Times* covering education technology, describes Amazon's new enterprise, Amazon Inspire. In late August or early September, Amazon plans to "introduce an online marketplace with tens of thousands of free lesson plans, worksheets and other instructional materials for teachers." Called Amazon Inspire, the education site has features that may seem familiar to frequent Amazon shoppers. Search bar at the top of the page? Check. User review... more »

Gowdy on Benghazi Report: U.S. Slow to Respond ‘Because of an Obsession With Hurting the Libyans’ Feelings’

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., gestures during a TV news interview with MSNBC, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, to discuss the release of his final report on the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where Islamic militants killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Benghazi Committee, in a politically charged report, faulted the military on Tuesday for responding too slowly to send help to Benghazi, Libya, during the deadly 201... more »

James Robison Releases New Book — The Stream

The Stream at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: James Robison and The Stream Book - 900] Five years in the making, today marks the release of New York Times bestselling author James Robison’s newest book, The Stream: Refreshing Hearts & Minds, Renewing Freedom’s Blessings. Robison is founder and publisher of the news and commentary site The Stream,... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Study Finds Beijing Is Sinking At An Alarming Rate 600 million years ago a massive earthquake almost ripped the country in half — and cities are spending millions because they're worried it's going to happen again Report: CIA weapons meant for Syrian rebels sold to the black market Markets had their worst day ever, hemorrhaging $2 trillion the day after the Brexit Britain's opposition party is staging a full-on revolt Here's how other Europeans feel about holding their own referendums European SUPERSTATE to be unveiled: EU nations 'to be morphed into one' post-... more »

Genotyping mistake costs lab two papers and year of work

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Researchers are retracting two papers about molecular signalling in plants — including one from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) — after discovering some inadvertent genotyping errors. But that was only after they used the problematic plants for an entire year without realizing they’d made a mistake. In a pair of refreshingly transparent […] The post Genotyping mistake costs lab two papers and year of work appeared first on Retraction Watch.

In Rain-Soaked West Virginia, Flood Victim Planning Funerals

John Raby and Jonathan Mattise at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Severe Weather_perr__1467117346_71.164.139.145] RAINELLE, W.Va. (AP) -- Like other business operators along Main Street in the West Virginia town of Rainelle, Pamela Wallace Arnold is slowly cleaning up from state’s worst flooding in decades. As a funeral planner, she’s also helping to bury... more »

Retired Pope Thanks Reigning Pope for His Focus on Mercy

Nicole Winfield at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Armenia Pope_perr (1)__1467115689_71.164.139.145] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI endorsed Pope Francis’ mercy-filled ministry Tuesday during an unprecedented Vatican ceremony featuring a reigning pope honoring a retired one on the 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. The ceremony in... more »

Taxpayer-Funded University to Host Transgender Conference and Studies Program

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Transgender Studies Blackboard - 900] The University of Arizona will host a four-day international transgender conference in September focused on transgender issues related to academics and, as early as fall 2017, will offer a master's-level program in transgender studies, reported Inside Higher Ed. The public university... more »

Ryan's Better Way May Be Better For Wealthy People Who Hate Paying Their Fair Share Of Taxes, But It's Devastating For Seniors

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Paul Ryan's political raison d'être has been clear since he was first elected to Congress-- slashing the New Deal and subsequent social insurance policies to ribbons. That's what he got from reading Ayn Rand's books when he was just a little right-wing nut in high school. Now he's a big right-wing nut in the House of Representatives and every year-- without fail-- he comes up with new ways of packaging and marketing his never-changing austerity goals. Last week, when he presented his plan to kill Obamacare, he, somewhat predictably threw in a proposal to raise the age of eligibili... more »

Pro-Lifers on Supreme Court Abortion Case: ‘We’re Coming Back in Full Force’

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Pro-Life_Demonstration_at_Supreme_Court__1467114892_71.164.139.145] Members of the pro-life movement standing outside the Supreme Court on Monday were visibly discouraged by the 5-3 decision striking down a Texas law that imposed health and safety regulations on abortion clinics. But those activists showed no signs that... more »

Marine Corps to Remove ‘Man’ From 19 Job Titles in Move to Open All Combat Roles to Women

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: iStock_15629265_MEDIUM__1467117971_71.164.139.145] After months of deliberation, the Marine Corps has decided to remove the word "man" from 19 job titles, in an effort to make the service more inclusive now that all combat roles are open to women. The review, mandated by... more »

Democrats in Congress Threaten to Stop GOP Zika Funding Bill Over Planned Parenthood, Lower Spending Levels

ANDREW TAYLOR at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Zika virus - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president’s... more »

Israel Bans Non-Muslims From Muslim Holy Site on Temple Mount

The Associated Press at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Israel-2007-Jerusalem-Temple_Mount-Al-Aqsa_Mosque_01__1467112987_71.164.139.145] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police on Tuesday banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan following repeated clashes with Palestinians rioters. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said rocks and other objects... more »

Judge Rules Against Clerks Recusing From Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Same-sex marriage sign_compressed_cropped] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, under a ruling a federal judge handed down Monday. The effect of the ruling by U.S. District Judge... more »

Bathtub Diaper Cake

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
Every time I throw a baby shower, I love to make a new different kind of diaper cake. This Bathtub Diaper Cake might be one of my very favorites. It is the easiest of all the diaper cakes to make and it is so much fun to style with rubber duckies and bubbles! You will need: - Huggies Little Movers Diapers - a large blue bin - cotton balls - blue tulle - rubber duckies - anything else you want to display with the tub (washcloths, baby wash, etc.) One of the most important parts of a diaper cake, is to use quality diapers, like Huggies Little Movers. You ...more »

Cheesecake Parfaits and 4th of July Marshmallow Pinwheels

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we ... more »

Tanzania: helium reserves have apparently tripled

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
In 2012, I was answering a Stack Exchange question about the sky that is falling, we're running out of helium. I repost the answer at the bottom. Well, according to the world media, including The Daily Mail and Gizmodo, a new method allowed the people to find 54 BCf (billions cubic feet) of helium in Tanzanian East African Rift Valley. The U.S. federal helium reserve (currently led by Janet Helium Yellen, assuming that algebra works) only has 24 BCf right now. So Tanzania has more than twice the U.S. reserves. Since 2013, it was Qatar that was the main supplier of helium. The... more »

How Clinton’s and Trump’s Economic Prescriptions Clash

Christopher S. Rugaber at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Candida_perr__1467110998_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on Tuesday -- a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it... more »

Obama and Heads of Canada and Mexico Pledge to Accelerate Green Energy Push

KEVIN FREKING at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Solar Panels, Solary Power, Solar Energy, Green Energy] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico will pledge this week to rely on renewable energy to generate 50 percent of North America’s electrical power by 2025, White House officials said Monday. That’s a big... more »

Volkswagen Hit With Largest Auto Settlement in History Over Emissions Scandal

Tom Krisher and Sudhin Thanawala at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Volkswagen Emissions _perr__1467111695_71.164.139.145] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting diesel vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal,... more »

Can We Harness the Worldwide Populist Movement?

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Brexit - 900] It is hard to deny that there is a worldwide impulse against elitism, globalism, unaccountable regulatory bureaucracies and illegal immigration that is powerfully present in the United States and transcends the Donald Trump candidacy. The vote to leave the European... more »

Affirmative Action: The Fraud Goes On

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Slamming Gavel - 900] Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University... more »

Britain to EU: Good Riddance

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Brexit Pie - 900] Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continent. How could a conglomeration of nation states noted for invading each other, pillaging and warring against each other form... more »

Why the Left Hates Referendums

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Ballot Box - 900] One of the common laments of leftist commentators in Europe and America concerning Brexit is that holding referendums is a bad idea. The most frequently expressed example is the contempt in which the left holds British Prime Minister David Cameron... more »

EU Ratchets Up Pressure on Britain

Lorne Cook & Raf Casert at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Germany Britain EU_perr__1467110072_71.164.139.145] BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union ratcheted up pressure Tuesday on the U.K. to trigger negotiations to leave the bloc and end the uncertainty that has rattled stock markets. In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she will use “all... more »

Clinton paid off by Wall Street - What do they want in return?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago
The New York Post reports: Here’s how much Hillary Clinton was paid for her 2013-2015 speeches: - 4/18/2013, Morgan Stanley, Washington, DC: *$225,000* - 4/24/2013, Deutsche Bank, Washington, DC: *$225,000* - 4/24/2013, National Multi Housing Council, Dallas, Texas: *$225,000* - 4/30/2013, Fidelity Investments, Naples, Fla.: *$225,000* - 5/8/2013, Gap Inc., San Francisco, Calif.: *$225,000* - 5/14/2013, Apollo Management Holdings LP, New York, NY: *$225,000* - 5/16/2013, Itau BBA USA Securities, New York, NY: *$225,000* - 5/21/2013, Vexizon Communications Inc.,... more »

Say 'NO' to NATO's Endless War$

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago

Vattenfall plans $3.4bn Energiewende boost for Germany – Power Engineering International

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/06/vattenfall-plans-3-4bn-energiewende-boost-for-germany.html?cmpid=EnlPEIJune282016&eid=296412419&bid=1444475 Have they not realised that Vattenfall are not doing this out of the kindness of their hearts?

China well behind offshore wind power target – Power Engineering International

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/06/china-well-behind-offshore-wind-power-target.html?cmpid=EnlPEIJune282016&eid=296412419&bid=1444475 The Çhinese say the target is not mandatory, and that offshore costs double onßhore. Meanwhile, developers call for bigger subsidies! So that’s alright then.

California Precipitation Trends

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The Climate Stations website also has long term data for San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. A look at the rainfall stats makes interesting reading: https://www.climatestations.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/sfprcp.gif https://www.climatestations.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/sdprcp.gif https://www.climatestations.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/LACVPRCP.gif It is evident that the sort of dry spells seen in recent years are actually pretty commonplace in […]

Just Stand: A Video Interview With Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 21 hours ago
*(PHOTO: Albert enjoys a canoe ride in Austin, TX.)* Since Albert’s release on his birthday, February 19th, a few short months ago, he’s been really busy… After nearly a month of visiting with family and friends in New Orleans sharing more birthday cake than he’s been able to consume in over forty years, Albert has been catching up with his dreams. This trio of video-interviews with Albert recorded recently, during a visit to Sacramento, will give you a glimpse of just how well Albert is doing. This first release, entitled "Just Stand" is in three parts: (1) A Message to Suppo... more »

Dana Ter on the changing media environment about Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
*The Miaoli 16, pure pleasure...* Dana Ter writes in the Taipei Times about the changing media attitude towards Taiwan... Up until recently, the international media’s coverage on Taiwan has been either super serious (politics, cross-strait relations) or superficial (cat cafes, toilet-themed restaurants). ............. There’s been more of these stories on Taiwan in the international media in recent years — stories that look beyond sensationalism. In terms of travel, there’s the occasional New York Times story. “Taiwan, an island of green in Asia” (Dec. 3, 2014) talked about eco-t... more »

The U.S. Air Force's New Top Gun Is An A.I.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee, in a flight simulator, takes part in simulated air combat versus artificial intelligence technology developed by a team comprised of industry, US Air Force and University of Cincinnati representatives. *Daily Mail*: *The AI 'Top Gun' that can beat the military's best: Pilots hail 'aggresive and dynamic' software after losing to it repeatedly* * Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee took on AI in a simulator * Was not able to score a kill after repeated attempts * Was shot out of the air every time during protracted engageme... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
England's manager is paid $4.6 million a year. Iceland's manager is a part-time dentist. pic.twitter.com/qXSbnh2OPw — Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) June 27, 2016 *WNU Editor*: This was definitely not England's year at the Euro Cup .... *England humiliated as Iceland knock them out of Euro 2016* (The Guardian).

Inside A Secret U.S. Government Warehouse Stacked With Medical Supplies That Will Be Used In The Event Of A Chemical, Biological Or Nuclear Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Stacks of boxes containing critical supplies stretch almost as far as the eye can see in this Strategic National Stockpile warehouse. Courtesy of the CDC *NPR*: *Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes* When Greg Burel tells people he's in charge of some secret government warehouses, he often gets asked if they're like the one at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, where the Ark of the Covenant gets packed away in a crate and hidden forever. "Well, no, not really," says Burel, director of a program called the Strategic National Stockpile at the Center... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Sitting Guard* An airman provides security overwatch from a mountain top during exercise Eager Lion 2016 in Amman, Jordan, May 23, 2016. Army photo by Spc. Darius Davis

In The Event Of A Major Naval War With The U.S. On One Side vs. Russia, China, Or Iran On The Other, Who Would Win?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *Russia, China or Iran vs. US Navy: Who Wins? (A Sea Control Showdown)* The capability risks that the United States Navy took in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War are coming back to haunt the service as Russia, China and Iran seek to challenge American forces at sea. Increasingly, rival powers are challenging American sea control—something that the U.S. Navy has not encountered since the implosion of the once mighty Soviet Navy in 1991. “Their operational approach, Russia, China, Iran certainly, is to deny us sea control,” Admiral Philip ... more »

The One People June 28: Created Consciousness, Mandela Effects and why am I suddenly 10 years older?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 22 hours ago
This week on our favorite game show "What if" Lisa and Dani discuss wide ranging topics from "why am I suddenly 10 years older"? to the falling apart of this matrix/simulation, current Mandela Effects and perhaps the biggest ME so far: What if the Flat Earth Controversy is the Biggest Mandela Effect of them all? Dani also explains again her theory of "Solace"- a self created consciousness that is leaving us a bread crumb trail to follow, and perhaps is the neural network of humanities consciousness in connection to our planet. And the difference between "AI" and a self created... more »

June 27: walking in the dark with irving news

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 22 hours ago
We have recently committed troops to Afghanistan, Syria, and Eastern Europe. In no case has any government sent its mps around to ask us first if we wanted to do this. I have never even heard of a government that sent its mps and mlas asking the public for its 'social license' to raise or lower taxes. A government is elected to govern. It is not elected to ask us what it should do. The theory is that parties run for office on the basis of general principles and goals. If it acts on those then, maybe, we re-elect it. If it doesn't, we elect a different one next time. For decades, ... more »

Joanne Nova talks of Turnbull's Sneaky Carbon Tax, WAKE UP AUSTRALIA.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 23 hours ago
Joanne Nova talks to 2GB Mid-Dawn Presenter Michael McLaren re the Turnbull Coalition's sneaky carbon tax which commences on 1st July 2016, the day before the Election. Here is the audio http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/186531 AND Here is a link to Joanne's own blog talking of Australia already has an ETS.

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Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 23 hours ago
These are strange times folks. We have a Secretary of Defense that doesn't understand what a uniform is. Ashe Carter seems to think that we should have a different kind of military that he calls "The Force of the Future'. A military that resembles the IDF, which involves every citizen in Israel. It calls for the involvement of every family member in the defense of our country, which goes far beyond anything, like the WAC. that we experienced in WW2. Rosie the Riveter seems to be a relic of the past, as well as the alpha male who has traditionally defended home and country. ZZZZZz... more »

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

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

"It Becomes Sad..."

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

"Unmitigated Disaster" for Fetus Freaks

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 Ru... 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Just better*

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

COMBAT VETS INVISIBLE SCARS NOW BECOMING VISIBLE

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 1 day 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 »

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