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Congress Sends Obama Bipartisan Bill to Regulate Toxic Chemicals

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 24 minutes ago
[image: Industrial pipe discharging liquid waste] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products, from household cleaners to clothing and furniture. In a rare display... more »

FBI director: Islamic State Still the Main Threat Facing the U.S.

AMY FORLITI at The Stream - 24 minutes ago
[image: FBI Director James Comey speaks during a news conference Tuesday afternoon June 7, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minn., while in town as part of a two-day regional visit. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT] BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) -- The director of the FBI said Tuesday that the Islamic State group is currently the main threat facing the United States, both in its efforts to recruit fighters to join its members overseas and to... more »

The British Military Is Facing A STD Epidemic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
*RT:** Dishonorable discharge: 10,000 British troops catch STDs since 2012, Army most afflicted* Almost 10,000 British military personnel have contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD) since 2012 and up to 100 have caught HIV, according to figures released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The figures, first unearthed by the Daily Mirror, show a virtual epidemic of STDs in the British military. Although all three services are affected, the infection rates would represent 10 percent of the 87,000-strong British Army if applied to that service alone. *Read more* .... *WNU Ed... more »

Harry Reid Isn't Right About Much, But He's Right When He Says Marco Rubio Is "Damaged Goods"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
Marco Rubio's political base is Miami Dade. In fact, when Trump swept Florida in the primary, Miami-Dade was the *only* county Rubio won. At least there they seemed to take Rubio's warning seriously that Trump is a dangerous con man unfit to be anywhere near the nuclear button. Trump, however, took Florida with 1,077,221 votes (45.7%) to Rubio's piss-poor 636,653 (27.0%) and Ted Cruz's 403,640 (17.1%). But in Miami-Dade, the huge Hispanic population propelled Rubio to a 111,898 (62.7%) win over Trump's 40,156 (22.5%). The only other county where Rubio broke 30% was Orange County (... more »

Clinton Claims Democratic Nomination, Trump Wins Now Meaningless Primaries

AP at The Stream - 55 minutes ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to cheers from supporters during a presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 as California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota vote. (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. California U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris has claimed one of two spots in the... more »

#Context - Butter, eggs, and the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and diabetes

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 1 hour ago
When Ancel Keys started work on his hypothesis, in 1955, he reported that butter only accounted for 4.8% of fats consumed in the USA.[1] Remember that. It’s well-known that eggs are associated with type 2 diabetes in the USA, but there’s no such association in the rest of the world, and in Finland eggs have protective association with type 2 diabetes. “When stratified by geographic area, there was a 39% higher risk of DM (95% CI: 21%, 60%) comparing highest with lowest egg consumption in US studies (I2 = 45.4%, P = 0.089) and no elevated risk of DM with egg intake in non-US stud... more »

Iran's Banking And Financial System Is Broken

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Elizabeth Rosenberg and Richard Bephew, Politico: **Iran's broken financial system* Tehran hasn't benefited much from the nuclear deal. But the real problem is its own economy. The Iran nuclear deal was destined to be controversial in its negotiation, conclusion and implementation. Nowhere is the deal more complex than in the area of sanctions relief. But blaming sanctions for the failure of a windfall for Iran to materialize — as critics and supporters alike are saying — misplaces attribution and undermines prospects for the deal’s success. Iran has already received some benefi... more »

Atlantis vs. Wakanda: Domain Play in Superhero RPGs

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
Given I've been thinking a lot about domain play lately, I had a passing thought this evening as to whether or not such play is applicable to superhero gaming - given I'm running an Icons game at present. After a little reflection I realized it absolutely is. As seen by the image at the top of this post, superheroes and supervillains are often at the heads of nations and organizations. There's a number of ways to realize this in play. At the most obvious there is the example of superpowered beings ruling over entire nations. You have Black Panther's Wakanda, Namor's Atlantis, Doct... more »

Ideas Are Bulletproof

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not... more »

The Pushers of the Man Made Global warming Hoax are running Scared.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 2 hours ago
The sky is falling on the climate change hoax. The Shrill have two major pillars of the falsified man made global warming hoax: 1. 97% consensus of scientists; 2. Carbon dioxide is causing the warming. *The 97% consensus* has been busted on so many counts (eg here, here, here etc) it is a wonder that any reasonable person would still make the claim. Those who invoke such arguments are operating in the realm of politics and religion, because their science is weak. Albert Einstein once said, “*No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove... more »

Drones Are Now A Key Tool For The U.S. Military As It Conducts Combat Operations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
U.S. airmen prepare a U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone as it leaves on a mission at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan March 9, 2016. Picture taken March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Josh Smith *Josh Smith, Reuters*:* Drones emerge from shadows to become key cog in U.S. war machine* When U.S. drones obliterated a car carrying Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour last month, it was the kind of targeted killing that unmanned aircraft are best known for. But 15 years after a drone first fired missiles in combat, the U.S. military's drone program has expanded far beyond specific strikes to become a... more »

Peru's Presidential Election Still Too Close To Call

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *With Peru’s Election So Close, Results May Not Be Known for Days* *Kuczynski has slim lead over Fujimori in presidential race as votes trickle in from rural areas, overseas.* LIMA, Peru—Peruvian presidential candidates Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Keiko Fujimori settled in for a photo finish as election officials slowly counted the final ballots to determine the outcome of one of the tightest races ever here. When the result will be final, however, is uncertain as an electoral board will need to rule on disputed ballots that could decide the close election, ... more »

Syrian President Vows To Continue The War. Threatens Turkish President Erdogan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*US News And World Report:* *Assad Says Aleppo Will Be Erdogan’s ‘Graveyard’* The Syrian government has vowed to free the entire country from ISIS, as well as other rebels. Syrian President Bashar Assad raged against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday, vowing to crush Erdogan-backed forces in Aleppo and make the city his "graveyard." Erdogan is a major backer of the rebel groups fighting Assad in Syria's ongoing civil war. Assad promised to "liberate every inch" of Syria Tuesday, and is reportedly plotting a major offensive in Aleppo, the country's most populous city... more »

Is Voting For The Lesser Of Two Evils-- Even The MUCH Lesser Of Two Evils-- Any Way To Govern Ourselves?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
If you're a Hillary fan, skip this post and save making yourself angry; just go tap the thermometer at the bottom and contribute to Hillary's campaign against Trump. Besides, there's nothing new here, I promise. Like I've said before, even if I still see myself through the internal eye of the kid who went to jail for burning his draft card and then left the country for over 6 years, I'm old enough now so that I feel like I don't have to ever vote for the lesser-of-two evils again. Hillary is certainly the lesser-- FAR lesser-- of two evils compared to Trump. But I've voted for eno... more »

LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Election Night Press Conference (6-7-16) w/ Update

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
Mr. Trump will be making post-election remarks at Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Westchester, NY. Remarks will begin at 9:00 PM EDT. 6:00pm PDT Live Stream Link – Alternate Live Stream *Update: Instant replay. Trump starts at about 19:00 *

You Will Never Guess Why Goldman Sachs Fired This Ex Porn Star

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Goldman Sachs fired a member of staff after learning that she worked as a porn star in adult videos while a college student. The woman, who went by the name “Shizuka Minamoto” in her acting days, was told that her porn star past violated Goldman Sachs’ code of ethics. The big news here is that Goldman Sachs apparently has a code of ethics. You can imagine the scene. Manager: Shizuka-san, you broke our code of ethics. You’re fired! Shizuka: Code of ethics? But I joined Goldman Sachs because I heard you didn’t have any ethics. Now we know. Fraud, insider trading, lending out 35 dolla... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*Who pays for $3 billion MR-GO wetlands restoration? ~Mark Schleifstein*

The Greater Meaning of Deflategate for Science Today

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 5 hours ago
The climateaudit site has a post on the "Deflategate controversy is due to scientist error" (about the claim that the Patriots football team was deflating their footballs to give themselves an edge in games). My response to Stephen McIntyre: *"Information for Colt balls reconcile almost exactly, but there is a discrepancy of about 0.38 psi for Patriot balls. This discrepancy is almost exactly equal to the bias of referee Anderson’s Logo Gauge (orange) – a coincidence that should alarm any analyst of this data."* *It is the single greatest and most widespread error in all of modern s... more »

Six Categories: A Lukewarmer's Biased Take on the Climate Debate

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 5 hours ago
The masterresource site has a post on "six categories" of positions in the climate debate, according to Richard Mueller of UC Berkeley, who, the article says, should be an "important voice" in the debate. My response: *Bottom line: Mueller's categories are not valid, and he should not be "an important voice" for anyone looking for the truth. To say as he does that "warmists" stick to the science is a lie by omission, for they stick only to their "consensus" dogma, which has been shown, time and time again, to be utterly worthless. And his take on "deniers"--that as a group they "pay ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 5 hours ago
*Fury Over School Regulations: It’s the Department of Education, Stupid!* Proposed regulations bring education back under federal control. The new school regulations are so old school. Can we not just deregulate like it’s 1999? Yesterday's proposed rules on school accountability are yet another reminder that it’s time for federal bureaucrats at the Department of Education to get their hands out of our education system. They have done enough damage already with their long record of failed reform efforts. However, when it comes to regulating our children, the Department of Educati... more »

Experts Debunk Obama’s ‘Social Cost of Carbon’ Estimate — It Might Be Negative!

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Obama - 900] A soon-to-be-published paper challenges the Obama administration's so-called "social cost of carbon" estimate, which puts a monetary value on the supposed future damages from global warming. But the new study's authors not only say the administration's "social cost of carbon"... more »

Law Expert Blasts NY Attorney General for Investigations Against Exxon

CHRIS WHITE at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announcing the new guidelines and testing standards that GNC will adhere to for their herbal supplements and extracts during a press conference on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)] An expert in financial and securities law says he's "skeptical" New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman can build a strong case against Exxon Mobil for fraud and deception. Merritt Fox, a Michael E. Patterson professor of law at Columbia Law... more »

New DC Transgender Guide Instructs Employers to Establish Gender-Neutral Dress Codes, More

AMBER RANDALL at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: 1Showing_your_pride_-_DC_Gay_Pride_Parade_2012_(7356403050)] The D.C. Office of Human Rights and the National LGBTQ Task Force released a guide on Monday to teach employers how to make transgender applicants and employees feel safe and included in their work environments. The guide, titled "Valuing Transgender Applicants... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( June 7 , 2016 ) Quicks Hits For Tuesday (1. Markets - Risk On For Credit Rip Continues , Global Ten Year Yields See Various New Lows Today , Global Equities Continue Rip From February Lows , Crude Oil Rip Continues. Some Trend. 2. UK Referendum - Cameron - Farage Face Off Today and Selected High Points , additional Items Of Interest On Subject Matter. 3. Greece Updates - Primary Focus On Creditors Talks & General State Of Play In Greece. 4. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 10m 10 minutes ago CCC High Yield Bond Index at an 11-month high, up 34% from its Feb low. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 5h 5 hours ago European High Yield Bond Index at new all-time highs. Rally in credit over past few months has been a global event. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 5h5 hours ago New 52-week low in yields today in: Germany Austria Denmark France Belgium South Korea Australia New Zealand Russia *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago Glob... more »

Brazil Begins Arrests Of Top Politicians

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Brazil have begun the process of arresting and prosecuting their top senior politicians for corruption. According The O Globo daily newspaper, a top Brazilian prosecutor is requesting the country’s highest court to issue arrest warrants for various politicians wanted for obstructing a corruption investigation into state oil company Petrobras. Sandiegouniontribune.com reports: Senate President Renan Calheiros is one of several reportedly being sought by prosecutor Rodrigo Janot. He called the request “disproportional and abusive” in a statement. The O Globo daily reported that Janot... more »

Russia Builds Up Forces Along Border With Ukraine

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
While NATO stages military exercises on its eastern flank, Russia has grown concerned and built up its forces along Ukraine’s border. There is growing concern over a military confrontation between the two former Cold War rivals, Russia and the NATO alliance. The Kremlin sees its western flank along former Soviet Union Republics as the new front-line and is reportedly deploying troops and building an army base in a border town near Ukraine. UK Reuters reports: A Reuters reporter who visited the Russian town of Klintsy, about 50 km (30 miles) from Ukraine, saw a makeshift army camp, l... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 7, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Islamic State fighters in Iraq *Daniel Trombly, USNI News*: *Analysis: Defeating ISIS Remains Daunting Task* It has been nearly three years since the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured Mosul and advanced rapidly through a number of major population centers in northern Iraq, triggering a major U.S.-led internationalization of the conflict between the jihadist group and the myriad opponents to its attempt to establish territorial supremacy in Iraq and Syria. On the whole, while ISIS’s geographic extent and financial means have shrunk, seizing and securing population ce... more »

World News Briefs -- June 7, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters: **As Clinton wraps up Democratic nomination, Sanders still fighting on* With the Democratic presidential nomination effectively wrapped up, Hillary Clinton's campaign urged supporters to head to the polls in Tuesday's nominating contests in hopes that victories will persuade rival Bernie Sanders to bow out of the race. Clinton secured enough delegates to win the nomination before Tuesday's voting, U.S. media outlets reported on Monday night. But Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said they were pushing supporters and volunteers to "stay at this" for the contests in New... more »

Fukushima Daiichi June 8, 2016

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago

(Hillary Already Crowned?)  OMG - Is It Still Pre-WWII or Has the USA Gone Cray-Cray?  (US Government Intentionally Destroys 9/11 Evidence)

Complete surprise: "The New York Times" and the "AP" announce that Hillary Clinton has already won the Democratic Primary by securing enough super-delegates to not have to worry about any more irritating primary or caucus voters. One could point out (if one had a willing media outlet) that super-delegates aren't actually allowed to vote until the day of the primary in July, but hey, why spoil

It's a Mad World

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

New Left Blogs April/June 2016

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
I know it's not a Sunday. I know it's a few days late. *Sue me*. 1. A Depressed Baker (Unaligned/Mental Health) 2. Andrew - My Thoughts on the World (Labour) 3. James Snell (Labour) (Twitter) 4. Labour Young Opinions Network (Labour) (Twitter) 5. Layo (Labour) (Twitter) 6. Sentinel News (Unaligned) 7. The Political Critique (Labour) (Twitter and Twitter) 8. The Freedom and Equality Hub (Labour) 9. Tommy Ball's Blog (Unaligned) If you know of any new blogs that haven't featured before then drop me a line via the comments, email, Facebook, or Twitter. Please note I'm looking for b... more »

GOP Poverty Plan Calls for Stauncher Work Requirements, Less Welfare

JULIEGRACE BRUFKE at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and seven other members of a congregational delegation visiting Japan address the international media in Tokyo on February 19, 2015. (U.S. State Department photo by William Ng)] House Speaker Paul Ryan said dumping more money into welfare programs isn't a viable way to get people out of poverty during the roll out of the GOP's plan to tackle the issue at House of Hope, a drug and alcohol residential... more »

Poll: Trump Rises Above Clinton When Third-Party Candidates Enter the Mix

Phillip Stucky at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Donald Trump - 900] In a recent poll conducted by NBC news, things look great for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when up against Donald Trump, but when a third-party contender is added to the mix, Clinton's lead evaporates. In a national head-to-head poll published... more »

Pictures Show Stonehenge Was Rebuilt 50 Years Ago

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russia have released photographs that show Stonehenge being rebuilt between 1954 to 1958, allegedly on the orders of the British government. For decades official Stonehenge guidebooks have been full of fascinating facts, figures and theories surrounding the world’s most infamous prehistoric monument. What the brochures do not mention, however, is the systematic rebuilding of the 4,000 year old stone circle in the 20th Century. The information is markedly absent from the guidebooks and info-phones used by tourists at the site. A Russian website shows fascinating photos of what appear... more »

Ron Paul: US Democracy Is Dead

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Former presidential candidate Ron Paul has said that democracy in the U.S. is effectively dead, saying that having to choose between Trump and Clinton amounts to no real choice. Speaking on MCNBC’s “Morning Joe” show, Ron Paul said “This country, we do not really have democracy. I mean, even if we were really, really super happy with the Libertarian candidate, you think they’d get into the debates? No, the debates are run by the Republicans and Democrats“. Politico.com reports: Republicans and Democrats would “find a way of excluding them,” Paul said, and it would not likely happen “... more »

FAA: Mysterious Drills On West Coast Will Blackout GPS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The U.S. military have begun a mysterious set of drills on the West coast of America that they say will jam GPS signals for six hours a day. The FAA issued an advisory warning pilots that the global positioning systems (GPS) could be unresponsive this month, but have refused to say why. Gizmodo.com reports: On June 7, 9, 21, 23, 28, and 30th the GPS interference testing will be taking place between 9:30am and 3:30pm Pacific time. But if you’re on the ground, you probably won’t notice interference. The testing will be centered on China Lake, California—home to the Navy’s 1.1 million ... more »

Scotland Permanently Bans Fracking

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Scotland have taken a bold stand against fracking and permanently banned the controversial practise in the country. The Scottish parliament voted in favor of outlawing fracking permanently following a temporary ban implemented in January 2015. Activistpost.com reports: Members of the ruling Scottish National Party abstained from the vote, which passed 32 to 29, though SNP Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse claimed the government remains “deeply sceptical” of fracking and none would be allowed to proceed unless distinct evidence proved the practice ‘causes no harm,’ the Guardian report... more »

Bilderberg 2016: German Military To Provide Security

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Footage has been leaked showing the German military in uniform attending a meeting with organisers of this years Bilderberg 2016. According to InfoWars, the video footage shows German officers meeting with Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski staff, discussing with them security plans for the Bilderberg meeting. This years Bilderberg meeting is going to focus on the upcoming Europe in-out referendum happening in the UK, with leaders expected to discuss ways they can stop Britain for voting for a Brexit outcome. Other topics on the agenda are ways in which world leaders can influence a ... more »

Russia Obliterate ISIS In Northern Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russia have successfully completed a round of airstrikes in northern Syria by targeting oil tankers owned by ISIS, obliterating their financial resources. Newly released footage filmed by ISIS shows oil tankers left completely destroyed after being hit by Russian fighter jets in al-Mansurah, 20 km from Raqqa. Almasdarnews.com reports: ISIS, a notorious death cult known for its barbaric executions, is illegally trading with stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil to finance its bloodthirsty jihadists and purchase weapons. The destination of the destroyed tankers is still unknown. ISIS has been ... more »

Study Finds Free Speech Is Under Massive Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A new report by the Economist newspaper has found that online freedom of speech is under massive attack, as government’s attempt to impose strict censorship rules worldwide. Their report mirrors what other watchdogs are saying: government censorship, threats of violence and social justice warriors all pose a threat to the future of the free internet. Economist.com reports: Free speech is under attack in three ways. First, repression by governments has increased. Several countries have reimposed cold-war controls or introduced new ones. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russi... more »

Sorry Miss USA, But Direct Combat is Not a Beauty Pageant Stage

Jude Eden at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: AP Exchange] Deshauna Barber is a first lieutenant in the Army Reserves and is getting a flurry of attention for her comment during the Miss USA pageant about women in combat roles. Her statements demonstrated little forethought on the issue, but, hey, why let... more »

Clinton Tech Aide Reveals to Judge the Immunity Deal He Got From Prosecutors

ERIC TUCKER at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Bryan Pagliano - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ex-staffer who set up Hillary Clinton’s home email server has filed documents under seal in response to a judge’s directive that he reveal his immunity arrangement with the Justice Department. Bryan Pagliano submitted a motion in... more »

DC Lawmakers Approve Citywide $15 Minimum Wage

BEN NUCKOLS at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: DC minimum wage - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers in the nation’s capital approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage on Tuesday, joining numerous other cities and the states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, restaurant and service-industry workers. The D.C. Council... more »

Japan agrees $3.4bn loan for coal plant

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/06/japan-agrees-3-4bn-loan-for-coal-plant.html?cmpid=EnlPEIJune72016&eid=296412419&bid=1424154 Meanwhile, back in the real world: The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) agreed on a $3.4bn loan to finance the Batang coal power project. The coal-fired power project has faced delays due to reluctance of landowners to facilitate its construction as well as a failure until now […]

O.J. Simpson Smiles For The Camera In New Mugshot

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A new mugshot of the disgraced former NFL legend O.J. Simpson has been released by the Nevada Department of Corrections. The 68-year-old is currently serving 33 years in an isolated desert prison for armed robbery and is eligible for parole next year. Daily Mail reports: Simpson, who is serving a sentence up to 33 years behind bars for armed robbery and other crimes, has not been pictured in a new mugshot since July 2013. The Nevada Department of Corrections took a new mugshot of the 68-year-old to ensure they ‘keep accurate information and an up-to-date photo’ of all their inmate... more »

Maine Governor Skewers Enviros: ‘True Intent’ Is to Keep Mainers Poor

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Maine Gov. Paul LePage greeted three teachers from China who will teach in Maine schools in the Cabinet Room of the Maine Statehouse on Aug. 22, 2011.] Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage set off a political firestorm after he sent a letter to donors of a major environmental group arguing eco-activists' "true intent" is to keep Mainers from getting "jobs they need to raise themselves out of poverty."... more »

Security Flaw Left Facebook Messenger Open To Hackers

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A Facebook Messenger security flaw that allowed hackers the opportunity to modify or delete any sent message, photo, file, or link and conduct other malware campaigns, was discovered by security researchers. International Business Times reports: Uncovered by cybersecurity firm Checkpoint, the flaw in Messenger impacted both the desktop and mobile application versions and, according to the security experts, could be launched with relative ease due to the attack requiring little coding knowledge. In a technical description of the flaw, Checkpoint reveals that each message in Facebook ... more »

34 Candidates And The Biggest Reaction To The California Senate Race Is A Well-Deserved Yawn

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Blue America is backing several candidates in California's dysfunctional jungle primaries today. On the congressional side, we have endorsed one incumbent, Mike Honda (CA-17) and 4 challengers: Bill Ostrander (CA-24), Lou Vince (CA-25), Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Bao Nguyen (CA-46). I wound also recommend NO votes against 5 Democratic incumbents who have not earned reelection: Ami Bera (CA-07), Jim Costa (CA-16), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Pete Aguilar (D-31) and Scott Peters (CA-52). But you may have noticed that neither the Blue America PAC nor *DWT* has had anything to say about the ... more »

Somaliland Celebrates 25 Years As An Unrecognised Republic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Maximilien von Berg, National Interest*: *A Very Unhappy Birthday for Somaliland* At 25, the unrecognized republic is left to struggle alone. On May 18 of this year, Somaliland turned twenty-five. Yet the anniversary is cause for a bittersweet celebration at best. Peace has improbably reigned since this enclave of the Horn of Africa obtained de facto independence in 1991. During those two and a half decades, the world has forgotten this unlikely outpost of functioning government, which has run free democratic elections since 2003 embedded in the chaos of the failed State of Soma... more »

Is Russia's New War-Plane Just A Propaganda Piece?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*David Axe, Daily Beast*: *Putin’s New Stealth Jet Is on a Mission: To Prove Russia Can Still Fight* Not that long ago, Russia’s air force was all but wrecked. Now the Kremlin’s most advanced warplane is soaring over the seized territory of Crimea. Russia’s new stealth fighter made an eyebrow-raising surprise appearance on June 5—soaring over the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow ripped from Ukraine in early 2014. The T-50—Russia’s answer to the U.S. Air Force’s F-22—is far from war-ready. Indeed, the twin-engine, radar-evading warplane is suffering such serious design, quality-co... more »

DOJ Lawyers Fight to Protect Clinton Email Server

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Email Privacy, E-Mail, Confidential, Mail] Department of Justice lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss Monday to review a sealed update on the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server. The sealed update will take the form of an ex... more »

Michigan Lawmaker: Parents Have a Right to Know What Bathroom Their Child is Using at School

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Restroom - 900] A Michigan state lawmaker introduced legislation to help protect parental rights, especially when it comes to knowing if their child is using the boys' or girls' restroom at school and who has access to that restroom. The departments of Education... more »

Breaking: Big Mountain Residents Under House Arrest as Livestock Confiscated

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Breaking: Big Mountain Residents Under "House Arrest" as Livestock Confiscated Tuesday June 7, 2016 1:30 pm MDT By Klee Benally and Brenda Norrell Censored News Big Mountain, Arizona -- Members of Louise Benally's family at Big Mountain are currently being detained inside their home while armed police forcibly take their livestock. Navajo Nation officials failed to notify Hopi

Clinton Wins Ahead Of Super Tuesday, ‘Tempering The Raging Masses’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Establishment media declares Hillary Clinton Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee before millions of Americans had a chance to cast their ballots in today’s crucial Super Tuesday primaries with nearly 700 delegates up for grabs. Hillary Clinton surrogate and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, weighs in on the issue of super-delegates and their use in “temper[ing] the raging masses.” The inclusion of super-delegates in the tally of votes allows media outlets like CNN and others to orchestrate a mass final campaign for their favorite establishment candidate, Hillary... more »

Western ISIS Fighters Pleading to Come Home as ISIS Loses Territory

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Kashmiri demonstrators hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during a demonstration against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in downtown Srinagar on July 18, 2014. The death toll in Gaza hit 265 as Israel pressed a ground offensive on the 11th day of an assault aimed at stamping out rocket fire, medics said. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)] Western fighters for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are reportedly pleading with their home country's diplomats to let them come home as ISIS is pressed ... more »

Sanders, Backers Decry Media Declaration That Clinton is Democratic Presidential Nominee

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks at a campaign rally on Monday, May 9, 2016, in Atlantic City, N.J.] Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' (D-VT) campaign is decrying a projection by The Associated Press that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination. "It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are... more »

The Only Black GOP Senator Calls Recent Trump Comments ‘Racially Toxic’

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 as California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota vote. (all times Eastern): 1:28 p.m. The only black Republican senator says Donald Trump’s comments about a U.S.-born judge of... more »

Four Groups’ Biases Toward Faith, and Why It Matters Which Group You’re In

Stream Staff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Mark Lanier, David Fleming, and J. Warner Wallace discussing four groups' responses to evidence for faith] Trial attorney Mark Lanier, Pastor David Fleming (Champion Forest Baptist Church) and former cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace discuss four groups’ differing biases when faced with evidence at jury trials, and a similar four groups’ biases regarding Christian... more »

June 7:The news that isn't in the irving press

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
Here's an interesting piece from CBC about how we are being robbed, really robbed, every day by the wealthy. It begins with the tax havens, and goes on to the government which robs us to make up at least part of the taxes it isn't getting from the rich. This isn't just penny-pinching. It's theft on a scale of uncounted billions. It's theft that means poverty and suffering for millions of Canadians; and it's getting much worse. We send shoplifters to jail. We give wealthy tax-dodgers honours and awards. The Panama Papers should have been a bombshell. But how many reports of these ta... more »

False Promises, Smears And Golden Rice: Is This The Solution For Disease, Poverty And Malnutrition?

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 8 hours ago
Photo by Nigel Goodman CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research, RINF The pro-GMO lobby often relies on fraud, regulatory delinquency, opaque practices, smear campaigns, dirty tricks, slick PR and the debasement of science. While choosing to sideline the root causes of poverty, hunger, malnutrition and regional food insecurity (and effective solutions), it promotes a techno quick-fix based on profitable proprietary technology. At the same time, prominent advocates of GM attempt to deflect attention from their own self-interest in promoting this technology and their hypocriti... more »

Maddow watch: Cable clown hangs McAuliffe high!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016On May 25, it got worse:* Did Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe receive unlawful campaign contributions? Did he do something else that was wrong? Everything is always possible! That includes the obvious possibility that murky claims about an FBI probe of McAuliffe represent the latest ginned-up, campaign-year attack on Clinton, Clinton and Gore. The murky claim of the fuzzy probe surfaced on May 23. Needless to say, the murky claim was based on anonymous sources. A decent, mature and responsible journalist would want to be extremely careful about this sort o... more »

Is Donald Trump Right When He Says That NATO Is 'Obsolete'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*CNN*: *CNN exclusive: Inside NATO as it faces fire from Trump* (CNN)Donald Trump might label NATO "obsolete," but the multinational defense organization insists it is cutting edge and changing with the times. NATO even has an entire strategic-level headquarters devoted to "transformation" -- meaning getting it ready for the future -- and it's located not in Europe, like most of NATO's infrastructure, but just a few hours south of Washington. Its job is ensuring that NATO has the structure, capabilities, troops, tanks, airplanes and equipment needed to confront any threats. As it ... more »

This Is How NATO Planned To Win World War Three in Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami, National Interest*: *Revealed: How NATO Planned to Win World War Three in Europe* *The high cost of stopping the Soviets.* The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed in 1949 to oppose Soviet expansionism in Western Europe. The end of the war saw the Soviet Union solidify its gains in Eastern Europe, garrisoning countries such as Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and East Germany. NATO was a direct response to the raising of what Winston Churchill deemed the “Iron Curtain.” At the time, American and Western European planners felt that... more »

Russia Responds To NATO's Recent Military Exercises And Deployments

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Russia deploys troops westward as standoff with NATO deepens* Russia is building an army base near its border with Ukraine, the latest in a chain of new military sites along what the Kremlin sees as its frontline in a growing confrontation with NATO. While there have been no clashes between the former Cold War rivals, Russia is building up forces on its western frontiers at a time when the NATO alliance is staging major military exercises and increasing deployments on its eastern flank. A Reuters reporter who visited the Russian town of Klintsy, about 50 km (30 miles)... more »

NATO Launches The Largest Military Drills Since The End Of The Cold War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *U.S., NATO countries begin largest military exercise in eastern Europe since Cold War* The biggest military exercise in eastern Europe since the Cold War kicked off in earnest Tuesday as roughly 2,000 NATO paratroopers were set to fill the skies over Poland. The operation, called Anakonda 2016, is billed as a Polish-led training exercise and will span roughly 10 days. More than 30,000 troops from 24 different countries, including non-NATO states such as Finland and Kosovo, are set to participate in a series of events spread across Poland. The exercise is desig... more »

Is President Obama Miscalculating China’s Military Goals And Capabilities?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
President Obama and China's President Xi Jinping hold a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 25. (Gary Cameron/Reuters) *Carlo Muñoz, The Washington Times:* *Obama, Pentagon ‘dangerously’ miscalculating China’s military goals and capabilities* As Washington and Beijing spar in a dangerous game of one-upmanship to determine who will control the strategically critical waterways of the South China Sea, some defense observers and regional analysts worry that the U.S. effort will prove an exercise in futility in the long term against the full weight of C... more »

The U.S. And China Are Drawing Their Battle Lines Over The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Japan Times/Bloomberg*: *Disputed shoal may become military line in sand on South China Sea* HONG KONG – Global defense chiefs meeting in a plush hotel in Singapore over the weekend were faced with one of Asia’s biggest looming security challenges, but left without any tangible sense of how to tackle it. The elephant in the room at the Shangri-La security forum was a uninhabited shoal about 230 kilometers (143 miles) from the Philippine coast, a triangle of reef and rocks that barely stretches above high tide. Occupied by China since 2012, the Scarborough Shoal threatens to becom... more »

U.S., Japan, And India To Hold A Major Naval Drill Off The Coast Of Okinawa This Friday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer Kurama (L), which is carrying Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leads the JMSDF fleet during its fleet review at Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka, south of Tokyo October 18, 2015. REUTERS/TORU HANAI *Reuters*: *U.S., Japan, India to hold major naval drill in Western Pacific* A fleet of U.S., Japanese and Indian warships will hold a large-scale joint naval exercise over eight days from Friday in the Western Pacific, close to a Japanese island chain, part of which China claims. As China pushes its territorial claims in the neighboring Sout... more »

The US Has Deployed Four Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*(Business Insider)* *IBTimes*: *US Deploys Four Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups Amid South China Sea Tensions, Fight Against ISIS* The U.S. has deployed four aircraft-carrier strike groups in a move not seen in almost four years, Defense News reported late Monday. “It’s all been in the works for months as part of the Global Force Management program,” a Navy official said, underscoring that the deployments were not in response to specific crises. Two other carriers are conducting local operations for a total of six out of 10 in the fleet participating in operations. The high deploy... more »

World News Briefs -- June 7, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Explosion targets police vehicle in Turkey's Istanbul* *At least 11 people killed and several wounded in bomb attack on police bus in the central district of Beyazit.* A bomb attack targeting a police vehicle in a central Istanbul district has killed at least 11 people, including seven members of the police force, the city's governor has said. "Seven police and four citizens lost their lives," Vasip Sahin, Istanbul's governor, told reporters at the scene on Monday. Thirty-six people were injured, three of them seriously, he added. Reports said the explosion took pl... more »

Clintonoia Strikes Deep

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 8 hours ago
Like most people, I knew the fix was in and that Hillary Clinton had the Democratic nomination pretty much sewn up. And along with a whole lot of people, I was absolutely gobsmacked when the A.P. called the nomination the night before today's all-important, delegate-heavy California vote. The news organization took it upon itself to privately poll those 720 unelected super-delegates (wealthy donors, lobbyists, elected officials and party elders) as the basis for their announcement that Clinton has already clinched the nomination. Therefore, there is no need for New Jerseyites and ... more »

Denmark’s Right-Wing Gov’t Cancels Coastal Wind Turbines to Save Taxpayers $1 Billion

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: The Middelgrunden offshore wind farm in the Øresund, 3.5 km outside Copenhagen, Denmark.] Denmark's' right-wing government has moved to cancel all offshore wind farms in a bid to lower costly green taxes levied on Danes' electric bills. "When I think back on the energy agreement from 2012, it was a mistake that we... more »

Major Christian Church Calls All Whites Racist, ‘No Matter What’

Blake Neff at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Discrimination, Racism, Racists, Prejudice, Dictionary Definition] The United Church of Christ (UCC), a major mainline Protestant denomination, published a Facebook post telling all whites that they are racist against non-whites, no matter what they do. An infographic posted to the church's Facebook page over the weekend gives... more »

Grant Morrison's Speech at Disinfo Con

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
Grant Morrison's must see complete Speech (and Transcript) at Disinfo *Because some people can't understand the glorious Scottish accent optimally, I'm posting the entire transcript here. Thanks to Trabalho Sujo por Alexandre Matias.* HERE WE ARE! Right! Fuck, man. I’ll tell you – when I was a kid I read Robert Anton Wilson and all this shit. And here we are, we’re standing here, and we’re talking about this shit, and it’s real. Okay, I’m pissed.. and in half an hour I’m gonna come up on drugs, so watch for it. So.. are there any practicing magicians in the audience? Put your hand u... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

"How Are Things Going, Joe?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“You go up to a man, and you say, "How are things going, Joe?" and he says, "Oh fine, fine— couldn't be better." And you look into his eyes, and you see things really couldn't be much worse. When you get right down to it, everybody's having a perfectly lousy time of it, and I mean everybody. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much.” - Kurt Vonnegut

Karl Denninger, "Still? Really?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Still? Really?"* by Karl Denninger "This is the sort of article that used to provoke alarm, but now gets a shrug out of me. NEW YORK (AP) — "Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years after the Great Recession, Americans' finances remain precarious as ever. These difficulties span all incomes, according to the poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Three-quarters of people in households making less than $... more »

"The Real Reason We Have a Welfare State"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The Real Reason We Have a Welfare State"* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – "Yesterday, the Swiss cast their votes and registered their opinions: “No,” they said. We left off on Friday wondering why something for nothing never works. Not as monetary policy. Not as welfare or foreign aid. Not in commerce. Not never, no how. *Subject to Citizen: *But something for nothing is what people most want. The Swiss voted against awarding all citizens a “universal basic income” of about $30,000 a year, regardless of whether they have work or not. But the idea is unlikely to go away. Two-thirds of ... more »

"The Illusion Of The Tiny Shadows..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"In The Republic, Plato imagines human beings chained for the duration of their lives in an underground cave, knowing nothing but darkness. Their gaze is confined to the cave wall, upon which shadows of the world are thrown. They believe these flickering shadows are reality. If, Plato writes, one of these prisoners is freed and brought into the sunlight, he will suffer great pain. Blinded by the glare, he is unable to seeing anything and longs for the familiar darkness. But eventually his eyes adjust to the light. The illusion of the tiny shadows is obliterated. He confronts the im... more »

Musical Interlude: Thomas Bergersen, “Promise”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Thomas Bergersen, “Promise” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R-spdD_2fQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“A big, bright, beautiful spiral, Messier 106 is at the center of this galaxy filled cosmic vista. The two degree wide telescopic field of view looks toward the well-trained constellation Canes Venatici, near the handle of the Big Dipper. Also known as NGC 4258, M106 is about 80,000 light-years across and 23.5 million light-years away, the largest member of the Canes II galaxy group. *Click image for larger size.* For a far away galaxy, the distance to M106 is well-known in part because it can be directly measured by tracking this galaxy's remarkable maser, or microwave laser emissi... more »

"Be Curious..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Children, be curious. Nothing is worse (I know it) than when curiosity stops. Nothing is more repressive than the repression of curiosity. Curiosity begets love. It weds us to the world. It's part of our perverse, madcap love for this impossible planet we inhabit. People die when curiosity goes. People have to find out, people have to know." - Graham Swift

Chet Raymo, “The Deep End Of The Pool”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“The Deep End Of The Pool”* by Chet Raymo “I have often commented here on the APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day), usually of some astonishing star-birthing nebula or swirl of galaxies, something that drags us breathlessly into the universe of the eons and infinities. Here is pic that offers a quieter beauty- the Moon traversing the Pleiades- something our remotest ancestors might have observed, although not in such subtle detail. *Click image for larger size.* The Seven Sisters was an ancient name for this cluster in Taurus. Most folks can only see only six stars, the six brightes... more »

"The Responsibility Hook..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Most of us perceive Evil as an entity, a quality that is inherent in some people and not in others. Bad seeds ultimately produce bad fruits as their destinies unfold... Upholding a Good-Evil dichotomy also takes ‘good people' off the responsibility hook. They are freed from even considering their possible role in creating, sustaining, perpetuating, or conceding to the conditions that contribute to delinquency, crime, vandalism, teasing, bullying, rape, torture, terror, and violence." - Philip G. Zimbardo

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Macomb, Michigan, USA. Thanks for stopping by! (US Department Of Defense Network (

Geopolitics: “A Russian Warning”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“A Russian Warning”* by The Saker, et al “We, the undersigned, are Russians living and working in the USA. We have been watching with increasing anxiety as the current US and NATO policies have set us on an extremely dangerous collision course with the Russian Federation, as well as with China. Many respected, patriotic Americans, such as Paul Craig Roberts, Stephen Cohen, Philip Giraldi, Ray McGovern and many others have been issuing warnings of a looming a Third World War. But their voices have been all but lost among the din of a mass media that is full of deceptive and inaccur... more »

Geopolitics: "The End of M.A.D. — The Beginning of Madness"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The End of M.A.D. — The Beginning of Madness"* by Eric Zuesse "John Helmer, who explains military-strategic matters better and more knowledgeably than just about anyone, headlined on May 30th, “The Red Line Crossed, In the Cross-Hairs, At Trigger Point”, and he opened: "First there was the red-line announcement. On Friday [May 27th] in Athens there was the cross-hairs statement. By the month of October, the month before the US presidential election, there will be the trigger point. The US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies are going to war with Russia, accel... more »

"New Studies Show Liberals and Conservatives Have Different Brain Structures"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"New Studies Show Liberals and Conservatives Have Different Brain Structures"* By Alexandra Rosenmann "Political polarization in America is growing, and it's not just due to the presidential election. But according to psychiatrist Gail Saltz, if we only knew how the other side's brains work, we'd be able to communicate better. What's the difference in brain structure between liberals and conservatives? And where do our political convictions come from: rational deliberation, or biological determinism? Psychiatrist Gail Saltz explains. "What’s really fascinating is that there hav... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Andare”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Andare” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eew2zYQ1Jcs

The Poet: Rumi, "The Way Things Should"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Way Things Should"* "What will our children do in the morning? Will they wake with their hearts wanting to play, the way wings should? Will they have dreamed the needed flights and gathered the strength from the planets that all men and women need to balance the wonderful charms of the earth so that her power and beauty does not make us forget our own? I know all about the ways of the heart – how it wants to be alive. Love so needs to love that it will endure almost anything, even abuse, just to flicker for a moment. But the sky’s mouth is kind, its song will never hurt you, fo... more »

"Why This Blog Exists..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"I will tell these stories... because to do anything else would be something less than human. I speak to these people, and I speak to you because I cannot help it. It gives me strength, almost unbelievable strength, to know that you are there. I covet your eyes, your ears, the collapsible space between us. How blessed are we to have each other? I am alive and you are alive so we must fill the air with our words. I will fill today, tomorrow, every day until I am taken back to God. I will tell stories to people who will listen and to people who don't want to listen, to people who se... more »

"The Moral Principle..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"The precept: "Judge not, that ye be not judged" is an abdication of moral responsibility: it is a moral blank check one gives to others in exchange for a moral blank check one expects for oneself. There is no escape from the fact that men have to make choices; so long as men have to make choices, there is no escape from moral values; so long as moral values are at stake, no moral neutrality is possible. To abstain from condemning a torturer, is to become an accessory to the torture and murder of his victims. The moral principle to adopt in this issue, is: "Judge, and be prepared t... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
And they're both right!

“You Are Here, the Next Fourth Turning, No More Room to Increase Leverage”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“You Are Here, the Next Fourth Turning, * *No More Room to Increase Leverage”* by James Quinn "The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium, midway through the Oh-Oh decade. Around the year 2005, a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation and empire. The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass thro... more »

The Economy: “How Free Money Leaves Everyone Poorer”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“How Free Money Leaves Everyone Poorer”* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – "A dear reader reminded us of the comment, supposedly made by Groucho Marx: “A free lunch? You can’t afford a free lunch.” He was responding to yesterday’s Diary about the national referendum in Switzerland on Saturday. Voters will decide whether to give all Swiss residents a free lunch – a guaranteed annual income of about $30,000 a year. *Destroying Lives: *The problem with a guaranteed income (you get it no matter whether you have a job or not) is something we’ve been writing about for the last 15 years. It is ... more »

Satire: “Trump: Mexicans Swarming Across Border, Enrolling in Law School, and Becoming Biased Judges”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Trump: Mexicans Swarming Across Border, * *Enrolling in Law School, and Becoming Biased Judges”* by Andy Borowitz SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (The Borowitz Report) — “Unless the United States builds a wall, Mexicans will swarm across the border, enroll in law school en masse, and eventually become biased judges, Donald J. Trump warned supporters on Monday. At a rally in San Jose, the presumptive Republican nominee said that “making America great again” meant preventing the nation from becoming “overrun by Mexican judges.” “We don’t win anymore,” he told the crowd. “We don’t win at judges... more »

“The Clinton Crime Foundation Is “Organized Crime” At Its Finest” by Demonocracy

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“The Clinton Crime Foundation Is “Organized Crime” At Its Finest”* *by Demonocracy* "The Clinton Crime Foundation is “organized crime” at its finest. Take two minutes to carefully read the facts! Here is a clear, concise summary of how the Clinton Crime Foundation works as a tax free international money laundering scheme. It may eventually prove to be the largest political criminal enterprise in U.S. history. This is a textbook case on how you hide foreign money sent to you and repackage it to be used for your own purposes. All tax free. Here’s how it works: *Click image for larger... more »

Pro-lifers call for JAMA to retract 2005 paper about fetal pain

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Pro-life activists have asked JAMA to retract a 2005 paper that suggested fetuses can’t feel pain before the third trimester. Critics are arguing that newer findings have shown pain sensation appears earlier in gestation, yet the 2005 data continue to be cited in the discussion around abortion. What’s more, they note, some of the authors […] The post Pro-lifers call for JAMA to retract 2005 paper about fetal pain appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Rep. Justin Amash is Wrong on Transgender ‘Discrimination’ Policy

Ryan Anderson at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Justin Amash - 900] Two weeks ago 42 Republicans voted to endorse President Barack Obama's transgender agenda. They did it by voting for the Maloney amendment, which affirmed Obama's 2014 executive order barring "discrimination" on the basis of "sexual orientation and gender identity" in the... more »

Obama Appoints Transgender Activist to Advise on Faith Issues

Fred Lucas at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: White_House_gay marriage_same sex marriage] President Barack Obama's appointment of a Christian transgender activist as an adviser on faith issues represents part of a larger agenda, some social conservatives fear. Last month, Obama named Barbara Satin, a man who identifies as a woman, to the... more »

Energy 69, ACEF 2016 on wind power in Asia

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
Yesterday, I attended the first of the 5-days "Asia Clean Energy Forum 2016" held at the ADB headquarters in Ortigas. Main sponsors are the ADB, USAID, Korea Energy Agency, and World Resources Institute. Plus eight other donors -- DFAT-Australia, DECC-UK, MFA-Norway, MET-Spain, Canada, Japan, Sweden, and the Global CCS Institute. And dozens of partners. I attended the deep dive technical workshop on Wind Power Development. From a presentation by Iban Vendrell, Mott McDonald, Thailand. They have 40.5 GW of installed power capacity, wow. It's only 16+ GW in the Philippines. But see t... more »

Mexico: Strange Object Astounds Social Media

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 10 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and HoyTamaulipas.nethttp://www.hoytamaulipas.net/notas/250628/Toman-foto-a-supuesto-OVNI-en-Ciudad-Victoria.html* *Mexico: Strange Object Astounds Social Media* *Photo Credit: Luis Daniel Castillo Vega* CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS - A photograph of lights in the shape of a UFO was taken by a resident of Ciudad Victoria and subsequently uploaded to the Facebook social network. Facebooker Luis Daniel Castillo Vega published the photograph, allegedly taken on Thursday, June 2 [2016] shortly before a thunderstorm. "I had just finished working out when I noticed... more »

The Zika Virus Scam: Message Yo Purveyors Of Medical Fraud

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
It has been a while since I last reported on the very fraudulent "Zika Virus" scare that was perpetrated on the world a few months back... I stated clearly in previous articles that we are indeed dealing with a very elaborate scam to scare people into the false belief that they need to both avoid Brazil at all cost (part of the attempt to vilify Brazil for their economic move away from US hegemony) and of course to have people wanting to take more poisonous and deadly "vaccines" into their bodies..... For the longest time the "Zika virus" scare disappeared from the news, but recently... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 10 hours ago
*Denmark Cancels All Coastal Wind Farms, Delays New Built Until 2025* The Danish government has announced a new proposal to resolve the problem of the renewable energy tax (PSO) which the EU believes to be illegal and which has become markedly more expensive for businesses and citizens than planned. Climate and Energy Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt will cancel all coastal wind turbines which were agreed to be build in 2012 and promises to replace them with a new offshore wind farm in 2025. The cancellation of the coastal wind turbines will save the country around 7 billion Kro... more »

Book/Bernie Push

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
All royalties made today go to Bernie. https://t.co/JQ0TAZYxOH https://t.co/qlHdd12bLa https://t.co/SD7EzdoDNn https://t.co/QLn2JnBHoV — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) June 7, 2016 As all of you no doubt know, today is Primary Day in several states, the Big Kahuna being California (And just a friendly reminder: If you live in CA and are registered as an Independent, you will not be able to vote for Sanders until you get a crossover ballot. Do *NOT* settle for a provisional ballot, as they will not be counted). Anyway, as the tweet above states, I'm holding a book promot... more »

Hey, Abbooooot!

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
Context by Wonkette. I don't even know why they even try to hide their corruption, anymore. God knows Hillary Clinton hasn't bothered to.

Assange: Google Working With State Dept To Promote Clinton Campaign

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed that American tech giant Google is closely cooperating with the US State Department to promote Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Addressing an international media forum, Assange said: “Google is directly engaged with Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” adding that the company used the State Department as part of “a quid pro quo.” The whistleblower also called Hillary Clinton a problem for freedom of speech in the US. RT reports: The journalist behind the world’s most well-known whistleblower website appeared via videoconference at a sessi... more »

Why is the Government so Maniacal about Injecting Vaccines?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
What has been clear is that the industry has been working toward creating a continuous business out of vaccination when it is pretty clear that is not indicated at all. Vaccination is a useful response to an endemic disease vector and as as an emergency response. We do have a flue risk best handled by simply catching the flue from time to time and been properly treated. It is the same as drinking strange water. There are plenty of bugs out there for our immune systems to work on. Our best answer has always been to have a robust immune system. The past work has succeeded... more »

Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
It was not so pleasent and that is why Snowden took the route he did. I do hope reforms now in place means that we will never see such have to happen again. Whistle blowing must happen where great power is available to freely abuse. The police are also dealing with similar problems and they all have internal security that is independent we hope. What it does teach is that this is a universal problem however good intentions may prevail. This does spell out the case supporting Snowden's actions.. *Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil* *July 22, 2014... more »

Brain Works Like a Radio Receiver

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
As I have posted it appears that all cells have their own individual processor based on second tier matter that is able to re - label the appropriate electron on a given chemical in the cell. This induces the appropriate reaction with another chemical as needed in time and place. It follows that this processor would to open a data channel with other cells as well then relevant to the planned action.This item describes evidence confirming that is happening. We also note that brain maps are laid down physically as well among a number of cells. This is an important component of... more »

10 Ancient Sites That Might Be Stargates, Portals And Wormholes

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
This actually explains something. Our alternate history has clear support for the following conjectures. 1 Atlantean civilization was Bronze Age and sea based. Their ability to land large forces allowed them to establish a global empire not unlike that created by Britain. Their landmark was a combination of palace factories to handle trade and Pyramids. They existed for at least one thousand years. Their stability and the stability of associated land based cultural centers was based on the lack of mobility of the surrounding populations. The horse was not a significant ... more »

When A Third Becomes 97 Percent: A Con That Changed the Western World

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
By the way, I am pretty sure that 97.1% of Muslims believe in Allah also. In the end, a convenient number was cherry picked and made to be something that it was not. Where I to select a best grade from a sample from a gold mine and then claim that this represented the grade of the entire deposit, I would be placed in jail. It is fraud. The numbers merely state that a third of the writers claimed human causes as allowable. This naturally encouraged donor support in the form of additional grants and was the certain motive for the human causation claim been placed in these pap... more »

Research: Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
Read carefully. The obvious take home is that anyone diagnosed with cancer needs to switch to a vegetarian diet in order to restore the whole body. It may well still demand surgical intervention but it should also be shrinking before that on a vegetarian regime. An optimum mix of vegetables is not well understood yet. Thus variety is attested and known anti cancer foods enlisted. What is important is that this provides us with our direction. It is actually good news and shapes our direction. . *Research: Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals * *By Sayer Ji* *greenmedinfo* *... more »

Peruvian Tree Compound ’10,000x More Effective’ than Chemo Drug

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
Take several leaves, dry or fresh and a liter of water. Bring to a boil and reduce to one cup of fluid. You are in business. As much as twice a day is suggested.Otherwise this tea is effective for other ailments as well and since it helps gout it is likely an excellent internal restorative. It is a medicine. It is suggested that you use it for a thirty day cycle and then rest your body to recover from its effects. Again experiment if you use this and be careful. Soursop fruit and dried leaves need to be readily available for a wide range of conditions including cancer. . ... more »

Muslim Biological Fallout From 50 Generations of First Cousin Marriages

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
The risk of promoting regressive genes through first cousin inbreeding is certainly not zero and certainly the reason that such marriages have been generally prohibited. Yet with modern technology it is possible to pre - screen such potential unions and actually allow the majority to go ahead. What we are talking about is a risk factor that jumps from been very rare to common. That is never a good plan. Putting all that aside we have the unique situation in which such marriages have been actually fully accepted for generations. This is ample time for regressive genes to become c... more »

Liberal AG Claims Global Warming More Important Than Free Speech

CHRIS WHITE at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Free speech] The Democratic attorney general in U.S. Virgin Islands dismisses claims he's violated the Constitution's First Amendment with his inquisition targeting fossil fuel companies and global warming. Claude Walker, the attorney general for the U.S. territory based in the Caribbean islands,... more »

California Could Become the First State to Expand Coverage to Illegal Immigrants Under Obamacare

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: ACA - 900] California state lawmakers are one step closer to expanding coverage under Obamacare to illegal immigrants, sending a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that would allow those living in the state illegally to buy health insurance on the exchange with... more »

Ryan: Trump Made ‘Textbook Definition of a Racist Comment’

ERICA WERNER & MARY CLARE JALONICK at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that Donald Trump made the “textbook definition of a racist comment” in saying an American-born judge isn’t qualified to preside over a case because of his Mexican heritage. “I regret those... more »

Puerto Rico Democratic Party Reduced Primary Votes to 8% of What Was Expected

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Voting lines outside a Puerto Rico polling place, 2016 Democratic Party primary.* *by Gaius Publius* Just three facts and a video. You can add them up as easily as I can. *1.* Puerto Rican officials expected 700,000 people to vote in the 2016 Democratic primary. Think Progress, from a much longer article: [A]n estimated 700,000 Puerto Ricans will vote this Sunday[.] That's a lot of voters. *2.* But the Democratic Party cut the number of polling places by two-thirds, from more than 1500 to less than 500. In addition, because there were two simultaneous elections — one for local o... more »

Cali Primary Day: Unlike yesterday, today we have more news and commentary than I can handle...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*but my anxiety is under control.* Is yours? Is not easy to place your trust in God during such turbulent times. That doesn't mean you sit passively in your recliner and ignore the world. God gave us free will for a reason. It is so we can *choose* to love Him - or not. If we do our duty as God intended and requires for our state in life, then we may be assured that the will of God will be done. So many people have written so many beautiful posts that I can't think of a thing to add. Okay - that was a bald-face lie. I'm Italian and can always think of a reason to flap my gums... more »

BDS Must Be Working Quite Well

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Freedom of speech, action, association? Not in New York. The so-called 'liberal' Gov. Cuomo has signed a bill essentially outlawing the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement which opposes Israel's genocidal treatment of the Palestinian people. (Just to show how cynical Cuomo and the Zionists are they even have a Muslim woman standing behind the happy governor - and a Catholic priest too. The Holy Alliance!) Remember the divestment movement against the apartheid regime in South Africa back in the 1980's? Under these new rules that would have been illegal too? Guess wh... more »

Connect the Provocative Dots

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
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Proud Mary

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*"This was the first song I ever learned..."* *Prince* "Left a good job in the city Workin' for the man ev'ry night and day And I never lost one minute of sleepin' Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been *Big wheel keep on turnin'* *Proud Mary keep on burnin'* *Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river* Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis Pumped a lot of pane down in New Orleans But I never saw the good side of the city 'Til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen *Big wheel keep on turnin'* *Proud Mary keep on burnin'* *Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the riverRollin', rollin', r... more »

Sunshine Williams : METRO | Muhammad Ali, the Astrodome, and me

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
We had ringside seats on the second row, and were splattered all night with blood, sweat, and snot! By Sunshine Williams | The Rag Blog | June 7, 2016 HOUSTON — News of Muhammad Ali’s death brought back memories from … finish reading Sunshine Williams : *METRO* | Muhammad Ali, the Astrodome, and me

Gov’t Study Finds Climate Models ‘Severely Overpredict’ Continent-Scale Droughts

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Greening North America - 900] A new government study casts doubt on predictions of severe continental-scale droughts plaguing the planet because of global warming. It turns out, climate models predicting mega-droughts from increased warming may be wrong since "such drying seems inconsistent with observations of... more »

Prompted by PubPeer, biologist corrects three papers

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A biologist has corrected three papers that are nearly a decade old, after concerns were raised on PubPeer. A commenter first posted a comment about an image in one of the papers in 2013; after more comments on other papers appeared in November 2015, author Zoya Avramova at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln received emails alerting her to […] The post Prompted by PubPeer, biologist corrects three papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Senate GOP Drops Push to ‘Defund Obamacare’

ANDREW TAYLOR at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Mitch McConnell - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans controlling the Senate are abandoning an effort to use their power over the federal purse strings to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The more pragmatic approach with a huge $164 billion spending measure reflects... more »

The Bardic Tradition of Magick

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*"The police were taking witness arias."* *** Jazz Hands *** " In all of magick there is an incredibly large linguistic component. The Bardic tradition of magic would place a bard as being *much higher and more fearsome than a magician. * A magician might curse you. That might make your hands lay funny or you might have a child born with a club foot. If a Bard were to place not a *curse* upon you, but a *satire*, then that could destroy you. If it was a *clever satire*, it might not just destroy you in the eyes of your associates; it would destroy you in the eyes of your fa... more »

The Melting Pot

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
" When I came to the stage on election night to give my acceptance speech after thanking my supporters, I'd said this: *"You know, it was back in '64 that a hero and an idol of mine beat Sonny Liston. * *He shocked the world. * *Well, now it's 1998 and the American dream lives on in Minnesota 'cause we SHOCKED THE WORLD!" * Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, had been that hero and idol of mine growing up. I was at the impressionable age of twelve or thirteen, and naturally boxers are the epitome of toughness. Along came Muhammad, who broke the mold, reciting his poetry and predic... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
Here's a question yo begin with : where does a name come from, anyway? Not, that is, the actual source of the name -- that much is usually obvious : there's the Bibble Inasmuch as philosophers only are able to grasp the eternal and unchangeable, and those who wander in the region of the many and variable are not philosophers, I must ask you which of the two classes should be the rulers of our State? And how can we rightly answer that question? Whichever of the two are best able to guard the laws and institutions of our State--let them be our guardians. Very good. Neith... more »

4 Ways The System Tries to Hold Us Back From Our Awakening

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - The veil of secrecy is being lifted like never before in history.

‘We Want God to Run Our Lives,’ Says CO Baker Hit by Court Order to Service Same-Sex Weddings

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Fallout: How a Colorado Baker is Coping With a Court Decision to Require Him to Service Same-Sex Weddings] Christian owners of small businesses are increasingly finding themselves targeted by the legal system for declining to provide services for same-sex weddings. How do they respond when the state takes away their religious freedom and threatens their business? For baker and evangelical... more »

State Of Emergency As Tropical Storm Colin Makes Landfall in Florida

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The governor of Florida has declared a state of emergency in 34 of the state’s 67 counties, as Tropical Storm Colin made landfall in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Governor Rick Scott said the state’s National Guard is ready to deploy up to 6,000 personnel to areas affected by the hurricane. The storm hit land near the Big Bend area about 2 a.m. Tuesday with 50 mph winds, flooding roads and knocking out power to thousands. Press TV reports: Colin approached Florida from the southeast, knocking down power lines and trees in the Tampa Bay area and dumping up to 16 centimeters of ... more »

Violence In Iraq, May 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Iraq experienced a very violent month in May 2016. That was due to two factors. First, the Islamic State was in the midst of its spring offensive. That meant a large number of mass casualty bombings across the country. On the other hand, the government was on the offensive in Anbar and Ninewa leading to a large number of counter attacks by the militants. Together that meant there were a lot of casualties during the month. There were 645 reported incidents in Iraq in May 2016. That was up from 599 in April, but on par with March’s 665. When averaged out there were 19.2 attacks per... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 7, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*IBTimes*: *Russia-NATO Crisis: Bloc Holds Anakonda 16 Military Drills Amid Criticism From Moscow* Over 20 NATO countries are geared up to start the largest-ever military exercise in Eastern Europe since the Cold War amid Russia's increasing assertiveness in the region. The drills, starting Tuesday in Poland, aim to examine the bloc’s ability to defend its eastern side, and are likely to strain relations between the West and the Kremlin. The 10-day exercise, called Anakonda 16, will have live fire, command post, field training, cyber and electronic warfare drills. It will involve ... more »

U.S. State Department: Deaths From Terrorism Declined 13.4 Percent Worldwide Last Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Zack Beauchamp, VOX*:* Deaths from terrorism declined 13.4 percent worldwide last year* For the past few years, the State Department's annual report on global terrorism has been dismal reading. Between 2012 and 2014, deaths from terrorism around the world spiked by 200 percent. But this year's report, released late last week, found that this trend has reversed. Terrorism deaths actually declined in 2015, by about 13.4 percent: As with all single-year statistics, this could just be a blip. It's possible the trend line will go back up when we get next year's report on 2016, and wha... more »

Here Is One Reason Why The A-10 Warthog Is Irreplaceable

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Alex Lockie, Business Insider*: *There's one reason the A-10 Warthog is irreplaceable* No matter how advanced smart bombs get, and no matter how stealthy and quick an aircraft can become, the A-10 has one factor that guarantees it can never truly be replaced: its gun. These days, pretty much any warplane can drop guided munitions with pinpoint accuracy, but what makes the A-10 so special is one of the only weapons used by the US Air Force that isn't precision-guided: the 30 mm GAU-8/A Avenger gun with 1,150 incendiary rounds. In a recent press release, Air Force Col. Sean McCart... more »

A New Mission For The U.S. Navy's Railgun?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Patrick Tucker, Fiscal One/Defense One*: *Is the Navy Abandoning the Railgun?* The Navy’s futuristic electric cannon, or railgun, received yet more hype this week for its ability to fire a shell at up to 5,600 miles per hour, and do it far more cheaply than a missile. But there’s a daunting reality behind the hype: the Pentagon is already looking past the railgun to a less power-intensive, more easily deployable alternative. The railgun rounds can be fired from more conventional cannons, giving the same capability sooner and cheaper. Here’s how the railgun works: a sabot — a she... more »

Canada Planning To Buy Super Hornet Fighter Jets Before Making A Final Decision On F-35s

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
US F-18 fighter jets © Mike Blake / Reuters *The Drive:* *Report Says Canada Will Buy Super Hornets As An Interim Fighter Solution* *Is logic finally prevailing with Ottawa's fighter ambitions?* Over the past decade, Canada has lived through its own unique F-35 saga. It even crept into this TV spot where little kids compare their fighter jets. The conservative government of Stephen Harper had a fixation on buying just 65 examples of the stealth jet to replace the country's overextended fleet of 80 CF-18A+ Hornets. When liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took power early last wi... more »

No More Jet Fighters For The U.S. Air Force? (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Three F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (rear to front) — AF-2, AF-3 and AF-4 — can be seen flying over Edwards Air Force Base in this Dec. 10, 2011, in this handout photo provided by Lockheed Martin. (photo by REUTERS/Lockheed Martin/Darin Russell) *David Axe, Daily Beast:* *The U.S. Air Force May Have Just Built Its Last Fighter Jet* The operator of the world’s biggest and most sophisticated fleet of warplanes isn’t planning on developing a major new dogfighter. How come? The U.S. Air Force has just released its latest official strategy for controlling the sky for the next 15 years. An... more »

LifeSite Is Just Embarrassing Itself: Fetal Pain Redux

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 13 hours ago
They really got nuthin'. Look at this from yesterday's LieShite. The Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA] is facing calls to retract a 2005 study that pro-lifers have labeled a “propaganda tool” for abortion activists. In 2016, fetus freaks are attacking a study from 2005 still deployed to refute the BAD (biased, agenda-driven) science used to pass "fetal pain" laws, lowering abortion term limits and/or imposing idiotic protocols on providers, as recently in Utah. What do the fetus freaks offer in support of their contention that fetuses do too feel pain? Dr. Ste... more »

New! Fraudster Certification

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 13 hours ago
Hey, fetus freaks! Want to make money from your fetish? Of course you do! Get certified in Fake Clinic Management! OKWU [Oklahoma Wesleyan University] is launching an “applied bioethics” certificate program this July that will train students in pro-life activism and pregnancy center management. It’s a partnership with the Life Training Institute and Care Net. The "credits" will be transferrable. [Scott] Klusendorf teaches an ethics and abortion course that examines “the toughest critics of the pro-life view, the academic critics,” and equips students to answer their objections... more »

Fake Clinics Respond! With More Lies!

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 13 hours ago
A couple of weeks ago, we reported on Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada's (ARCC) review of websites for 166 fake clinics, aka crisis pregnancy centres. (PDF link to entire study.) LifeShite has since published a hilarious "rebuttal" that says, in essence, "sure, we lie, but we could lie a LOT more." Some examples: [Jared] White [executive director of Advokate Life and Education Services in Abbottsford, BC] said that the report’s numbers were misleadingly low. For example, the report notes that 24 percent of the centers “promoted sexual abstinence as the ideal solution for unwed ... more »

Bernie Sanders, the Non-Jewish Jew and Non-American American

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders - 900] If you want to understand Sen. Bernie Sanders, this is what you need to know: He is the quintessential modern identity-free man. He is a non-Jewish Jew and a non-American American. In Sanders’ speeches and interviews, there is virtually no... more »

Britain Is Secretly Upgrading Trident & Developing New Warhead

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The UK is secretly upgrading its arsenal of Trident nuclear weapons and is developing an entirely new warhead, according to a report from the Nuclear Information Service (NIS). The independent London-based research body reported that the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) is running a program to produce a more powerful and accurate nuclear warhead called the “Mark4A”. Press TV reports: The Mark 4A warhead program is running in tandem with a US program that seeks to improve the performance of the W76 warhead and extend its operational lifetime, the NIS says. A joint working group ... more »

WE'RE ALL MANCHURIAN NOW: Lithwick discusses what Donald Trump said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016* *Part 2—Does anything ever make sense:* Are we all Manchurian now? Before we consider what Candidate Donald J. Trump has been saying, consider a scene from the classic 1962 film which inspires our question. Major Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) has been brainwashed in Manchuria, just like his superior officer, "poor, friendless Raymond Shaw." Unfortunately, though, in Sinatra's case, the brainwashing hasn't quite held. Sinatra has been having nightmares. In these nightmares, he recalls what actually happened when Shaw's platoon was captured in the Korean War, ... more »

State Department Promises Clinton Email Dump on a Day That Doesn’t Exist

Blake Neff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: calendar - 900] The State Department has announced that it won't be releasing a trove of Hillary Clinton's emails until after the presidential election, but the day it plans to release them doesn't actually exist. International Business Times reported Monday that it had made... more »

92K Coloradans May Lose Their Insurance This Year Due to Obamacare

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama addresses the media in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room after meeting with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon on July 6, 2015.] An estimated 92,000 Coloradans enrolled in certain plans under Obamacare will have to find new coverage come November, according to a report from the Colorado Division Insurance released Monday. Those enrolled in the individual market through the state exchange could see their premiums... more »

Kurdish (maybe Syrian? Or not) FSA commander died in Manbij

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*FSA/ Wahabbi Sunni terrorists = Kurds/ Wahabbi Sunni terrorists = KurdIShIS* *From Kurdistan24: * The commander and founder of Northern Sun Battalion (known as Shams al-Shamal in Arabic) affiliated to FSA, Faisal Sadoun (known as Abu Layla) *Hate to say I told you all so. But, I did.** All you cheerleaders for terrorists.* *You who know full well that FSA and KurdIShIS fighters just flow in and out of each others groups. Very symbiotic **So, who shot this guy really, is anyone's guess?. Perhaps a special ops from Canada/US/UK hit him in a house cleaning operations? Since they`... more »

Pt.3: The Secret History of FM Radio- A Conspiracy of Networks

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Episode 249: Dr. Hans Utter returns to continue our investigational series into history of FM radio, titled “The [Secret] History of FM Radio, Part 3: A Conspiracy of Networks, Facing the Aquarian*” Gives us a taste of just how well our perceptions are managed- Always Propaganda/perception management does not happen in other nations. Germany or Russia Or only at certain times in history. Famously during WW2. It's an ongoing part of our daily lives. *With much thanks to Jan @ Gnostic Media (Always in the sidebar to the right) * *And thanks to Hans Utter- Great series! * *Video:* ... more »

Young Bear Shot Dead After Disrupting Finnish Army Training Drill

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A one-year-old bear lost its life after making its way into a Finnish army base disrupting a brigade training exercise with more than 3,000 troops. Local media reported that some of the troops took cover in their trucks. RT reports: Kainuu brigade, one of the largest and most capable units in the Finnish army which trains around 4,000 conscripts annually, was on high alert this weekend after a the young bear made his way into the military camp, according to Finland’s Iltalehti tabloid newspaper. The bear gained access to the base on Saturday feasting on the soldiers’ meals and teari... more »

Conservative political beliefs not linked to psychotic traits, as study claimed

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Researchers have fixed a number of papers after mistakenly reporting that people who hold conservative political beliefs are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness. As one of the notices specifies, now it appears that liberal political beliefs are linked with psychoticism. That paper also swapped ideologies when reporting on people higher in neuroticism and […] The post Conservative political beliefs not linked to psychotic traits, as study claimed appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Gaia Portal: Coordinated streams of Light emanate from above and below

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Coordinated streams of Light emanate from above and below*by ÉirePort [image: gaia_energy1]Coordinated streams of Light emanate from above and below. Mortifications are cancelled. Stearic callouses are removed. Barterings are no more. *ÉirePort* | June 7, 2016 at 11:11 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-yM

Forget The Wind Industry Lies, Onshore Wind Is Twice The Price Of CCGT

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood This is an important post – I recommend you bookmark it. Last year the Conservative party promised in its manifesto to end any new public subsidy for onshore wind. The Renewable Obligation has already been closed to new onshore wind generators, except those which had already received […]

World Of Wonders!

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Over the weekend, the Swiss held a referendum in which they rejected a proposal for a guaranteed annual income. Andrew Coyne writes: The model on which the Swiss voted was at the outer limits of what anyone has imagined a basic income could or should entail. At 2,500 Swiss francs a month (about $40,000 a year) for every man, woman and child in the country, the gross cost of such a program in Canada would come to about $1.4 trillion, or more than two-thirds of our gross domestic product. Even netting out the money not spent on the programs it replaced, the Swiss plan was reckoned t... more »

Intolerant Demands for Tolerance

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Students' mass protest in Taiwan to end occupation of legislature.] I live in Orange Beach, Alabama. On a recent Saturday afternoon, there was an announced gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts. I did not attend. I didn't write a letter about it. I didn't threaten to sue the City of Orange Beach... more »

Primary Day: Trump Takes On The Koch Brothers, Club For Growth And The Tea Partry

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
We've been focused on today's congressional primaries in races in California, New Jersey and Iowa, where Blue America is backing 9 candidates in competitive races: Lou Vince, Nanette Barragan, Bao Nguyen, Bill Ostrander, Alex Law, Jim Keady and Pat Murphy. But there are also primaries for House seats in South Dakota New Mexico, Montana and North Carolina. Many of the races in these states are not competitive. Even in New Jersey, where Blue America is involved with primaries for Alex Law, Eloy Delgado and Jim Keady, we have another candidate we've endorsed-- Peter Jacobs, who's ta... more »

Is it cool to use the term “Inshallah” ?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
There’s a bit of a thing going on about Nicky Campbell using the term “Inshallah” when he signed off on last Sunday’s TBQs. Was it supposed to be affectionate but slightly ironic? Or was it another example of Islam infiltrating our cultural norms? In other words, does it demonstrate the BBC’s normalisation of Islam in the UK. Putting into context by taking Nicky Campbell’s and TBQ’s past performances into account, it’s truly hard to say, Remember, not *everyone* can be an obsessive BBC geek. Some of us know more than enough about a given BBC employee’s political affiliations and pr... more »

Baltimore Cops to Sue Marilyn Mosby for ‘Malicious Prosecution’ in Freddie Gray Case

Casey Harper at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this March 3, 2016 file photo, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, left, arrives at Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis, Md. The Baltimore's top prosecutor is facing criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray without first ensuring there was enough evidence to bring them to bear. A judge on Monday, May 23, acquitted Officer Edward Nero of the assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges in the April 2015 arrest of the African-American man. Legal experts say the acquittal in the raciall... more »

New Push: Repeal and Replace Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling speaking at the 2015 Reagan Dinner for the Dallas County Republican Party in Dallas, Texas.] House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling is slated to preview legislation offering an alternative to Dodd-Frank, which he says is hurting the economy, during a speech at the Economic Club of New York Tuesday morning. The Texas Republican has... more »

Tony Blair Prepares Excuses For Iraq War Ahead Of Chilcot Report

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Tony Blair is expected to defend the Iraq war by claiming the situation in the Middle East would have been worse if Saddam Hussein had been left in power, but he will not comment publicly until Sir John Chilcot finally publishes his report on 6 July, Reports suggest that the former British prime minister will respond to the Chilcot report on the legality of the 2003 Iraq invasion by arguing the Middle East state was devastated by Iran, Al-Qaeda and a powder keg of tribal animosity unleashed by Saddam’s removal. RT reports: According to sources close to Blair, whose views were report... more »

ISIS Is Converting 2/3 of US Humvees Given to Iraq Into Car Bombs

Russ Read at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Salah Ad Din Province, Iraq (March 22, 2006) – U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the Bravo Battery 3rd Battalion 320th Field Artillery Regiment along with Iraq Army soldiers from the 1st Battalion 1st Brigade 4th Division perform a routine patrol. (U.S. Navy photo By Photographers Mate 3rd Class Shawn Hussong)] Islamic State militants have not only stolen a majority of the military Humvees provided to the Iraq Security Forces (ISF) by the U.S., they are now re-purposing them into car bombs. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed that 2,300 are... more »

How LGBT Activism Changes the Rules of Adultery, Morality and Fairness

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: marriage distress__1440075166_70.119.142.63] Consider this scenario. A married man and father announces that he is leaving his wife and children in order to be "true to himself." He has found another love, the most genuine love he has ever known, and he has... more »

China Pledges to Work With U.S. on Economic Issues, Avoids Human Rights and South China Sea

JOE McDONALD & BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Chinese President Xi Jingping, right, greets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prior to a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)] BEIJING (AP) -- China promised Tuesday to rein in steel production that is flooding global markets and to work with Washington to enforce anti-nuclear sanctions against North Korea, but the two sides ended high-level talks with no announcements of progress... more »

Yale Students Demand a Safe Space … from Chaucer

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Stack of Books] Yale English majors are demanding a safe space from Chaucer. In a petition to the English department, Yale undergraduates declare that a required two-semester seminar on Major English Poets is a danger to their well-being. Never mind that the offending... more »

Southeast Gets More Rain as Tropical Storm Colin Heads East

TAMARA LUSH & JASON DEAREN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Kayakers paddle south down Palm Street in Madeira Beach, Fla., in flooding from Tropical Storm Colin, Monday, June 6, 2016. (Cherie Diez/The Tampa Bay Times via AP) TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO TODAY OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT (Honor "soft outs" for USA Today if entered)] TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Colin was expected to continue dropping heavy rains over the Southeast on Tuesday after moving across northern Florida, knocking out power and flooding roads. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as... more »

US Siding With Al-Qaeda In Syria To Get Rid Of Assad

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The former UK ambassador to Syria has said the US “is effectively siding with a branch of Al-Qaeda” in Syria. Discussing Washington’s recent request to Moscow not to target Al-Nusra positions with air strikes, Peter Ford told RT that the US is “ready to de facto ally” with its archenemies from Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria as part of its “obsession” by using “so-called moderate” groups to overthrow the Syrian government. RT reports: The former ambassador denounced the move as “not reasonable at all” and “grotesque.” He also sharply criticized the US for their “obsession with getting ri... more »

New longest Czech railway tunnel gets topologically completed

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
I have been following the construction of the new railway "Tunnel Ejpovice" (Kyšice-Chlum) near Pilsen very carefully. An hour ago, we could finally witness the moment when the impressive German machine Herrenknecht TBM S-799 nicknamed Viktorie (probably after the best soccer team in Czechia, FC Viktoria Pilsen) – whose sibling was recently used somewhere underneath London as well and they seemed to be more proud about it than we are – finally changed the topology of the Pilsner region. As we liked do scream when we were drilling the holes for the ethernet wires for the Internet at ... more »

America’s Last 9/11 Search Dog Dies

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: This Sept. 11, 2002, photo shows, K9 Search Specialist Denise Corliss and her search dog Bretagne in Houston, Texas. Bretagne the last known living 9/11 search dog has died in a Houston suburb at age 16. Bretagne was 2 years old when she and her handler, Corliss, were part of the Texas Task Force 1 sent to the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan after the terrorist attack brought down the buildings on Sept. 11, 2001.] COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- The last known living 9/11 search dog has died in a Houston suburb at age 16. Bretagne (BRIHT’-nee), a golden retriever, ... more »

NATO Military Exercise Raises Tension With Russia

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MARCH,15: (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the meeting with Morocco's King Mohammed VI (not pictured) in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia, March,15,2016. Morocco's King is having a state visit to Russia. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)] TORUN, Poland (AP) -- Some 2,000 NATO troops from the U.S., Britain and Poland are conducting an airborne operation as part of the biggest exercise performed in Poland since the 1989 end of communism and amid concerns over Russia. The... more »

Robert John Langdon - the sacred water sites - Stonehenge, Avebury, Old Sarem and Durrington Walls

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 16 hours ago
at sites like Stonehenge, Avebury, Old Sarem and Durrington Walls you hear this commentary from archeologists, "The ditch was inside the bank," this is bad for defense but great for levelling off a water course or circular canal or 'harbour', should you want to deliver stones to a site that (at the time) was surrounded by water. But this has implications, most importantly, that the Stone Builders of these British sites were the same sea-faring stone builders who eventually ferried great stone blocks to places like Egypt, Greece and Syria. SHIPS, of a sea-faring race, have been foun... more »

News Guide: Six States Casting Presidential Primary Ballots Today

LAURIE KELLMAN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Sanders Clinton Trump - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is ready to savor this moment, sailing into the last big round of primaries as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. Bernie Sanders isn’t quite ready to go there, still hoping for a late, improbable... more »

Ryan Focuses on Policy Amid GOP Discord

MARY CLARE JALONICK at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: House Speaker Paul Ryan meets with faith leaders who advocate on behalf of poverty focused development assistance accounts (PFDA) in the federal budget on March 2, 2016 in Washington D.C.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is proposing the first of several policy plans aimed at uniting Republicans fractured by a contentious election and Donald Trump’s personality-driven politics. Ryan’s first proposal would overhaul the nation’s poverty programs. The proposal... more »

Women Being Burnt Alive

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago
This is the modern world. This here and now. 8 Days of setting fire to women . Since the 28th May, 2016: Iraq :Daesh publicly burns alive 19 Kurdish women for rejecting sex slavery Italy: woman burnt alive with cigarette lighter USA: Male uses 2-gallon gas can and a lighter to burn a woman Pakistan:15 year old girl burned. South Africa :a man poured petrol over a Limpopo woman and set her alight. Just in case you thought this only happened during the witch trials and to Joan of Arc https://www.facebook.com/WorldWideWomenAll/?fref=nf

God Can Afford It (2): He Shares His Power and Glory With You and Me

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Earth in Space Stars Creation - 900] Dudley Hall's Inspiration article two days ago, “God Can Afford It, ago spoke of God's extravagance, starting with the almost over-the-top beauty of His creation. Believe it or not, though, some people say the sheer size of the universe is a... more »

World’s Leading Experts Warn Of Dangers Of Relying On Renewable Energy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/06/sceptical-power-industry-urged-to-change.html?cmpid=EnlPEIJune72016&eid=296412419&bid=1424154 Have the world’s energy experts finally woken up to the path to oblivion they have been sleepwalking down? From PEI: Power industry professionals remain to be convinced about the credibility of renewables, yet are being urged to adapt to what some analysts maintain is inevitable, unstoppable change in […]

David Cameron and Turkey, does he not realise we aren't all stupid?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'The only other serious contender for this week's misleading claim of the week comes courtesy of our dear Prime Minister. How many levels of dissimulation could one count in his claim – before the audience at the Sky news debate – that people should not worry about Turkish entry into the EU because it will not happen until 'the year 3000'. Does he expect the British public to have forgotten that he as soon as he became PM he went to Ankaraand told the Turkish government: 'It makes me angry that your progress towards EU membership can be frustrated in the way that it has been. M... more »

Human-Pig Hybrids Growing In US Labs

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Scientists from the University of California are growing human organs inside pigs in a bid to overcome the worldwide shortage of human organs available for transplants. Human stem cells have been injected into pig embryos to produce human-pig embryos known as chimeras. According to the research team, the pregnant sows should not be any different to normal pigs in behaviour and appearance, except one organ will be made of human cells. The human-pig hybrid embryos will be left to develop for 28 days inside the sows before the pregnancies will be aborted and the tissues removed for ana... more »

Muhammad Ali Was Silenced And Murdered

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Reports have surfaced suggesting Muhammad Ali was injected with a drug known to cause Parkinson’s disease in the late 70s as part of a plot by the US government to strip its most influential, charismatic and dangerous critic of his voice and physical strength. Injection of methyl phenyl tetrahydropyrinide (MPTP), an amphetamine, causes ‘rapid onset of Parkinsonism’ according to the drug’s toxicity report. In 1976 Barry Kidston, a chemistry graduate from Maryland, injected himself with MPTP and within three days began displaying symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Muhammad Ali was exam... more »

Secret Service Agent: Hillary Beat Bill Clinton ‘Black and Blue’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A Secret Service agent who worked for Bill Clinton claims that Hillary used to beat the former President black and blue in fits of rage. Gary Byrne, former secret service agent, has written a tell-all book about his time serving the Clinton’s at the White House. Zerohedge.com reports: Hillary Clinton’s campaign is scrambling as details emerge of a shocking “tell-all” book written by an ex-Secret Service agent, Gary Byrne, who protected the Clintons during the 1990s. Former secret service agent Gary Byrne was posted outside Bill Clinton’s Oval Office in the 1990s, and has decided th... more »

US State Department Issues Travel Warning For Europe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
The U.S. State Department are warning U.S. citizens against travelling to all parts of Europe, saying that there is a strong chance of an impending terrorist attack. According to the travel warning, the State Department claim that there is a strong chance that ISIS will strike major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and public transportation in the coming summer months. State.gov reports: As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk o... more »

Duterte vs Media, Bernard Ong's analysis

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
I am reposting two analysis by a friend. Not much to add, just highlight the point that assassination and murder -- by corrupt or non-corrupt, sob or non-sob, media/politicians/NGOs/academics/church/ corporate leaders, etc -- is not justified. There are existing laws that provide a system of penalties for wrong doing, and assassination is not one of them. I am also adding some news headlines, not part of Bernard's comments. ----------- (1) From *Bernard Ong*, June 01,2016: "EXTRAJUDICIAL MEDIA KILLINGS Duterte blames media corruption as root cause of journalists' killings. “Di ka n... more »

Putin Vows Revenge After Obama Admin Torture Russian Mom

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
President Putin has vowed to seek revenge against the Obama administration after it emerged that a Russian mother was abducted and tortured by U.S. authorities. According to a Security Council report, the Obama regime authorised the abduction of Olga Pimanova in order to steal her three-year-old daughter after she arrived in Chicago, in order to study for an MBA in business administration management. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Upon mother Olga’s reaching Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, however, this report continues, she was immediately detained by two unidentified civilian clothes wear... more »

Grade A School Children Punished After Boycotting Common Core

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Florida school children who received straight A’s during their exams are being punished by their school for refusing to take part in Common Core assessments. Parents who opted their children out of a set of standardised Common Core tests at the end of the year were told by a school in Orlando that their kids were going to be held back a grade as punishment, despite the fact that they were considered top of their class. Activistpost.com reports: Via The Orlando Sentinel: The parents, part of the “opt out” movement opposed to high-stakes testing, are furious. They are convinced schoo... more »

New York Governor Signs Executive Order Outlawing Criticism of Israel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order that will punish any person or business caught criticising Israel. In a speech to The Harvard Club, Cuomo said that New York will not tolerate any form of Israeli boycott. “We are also a place of action,” he said. “We want to take immediate action because we want Israel to know that we’re on their side. If you boycott against Israel, New York will boycott you.” RT.com reports: The point of a boycott is that it is impossible to construe it as other than passive, civil disobedience. To criminalize it speaks volumes. — Aaron ... more »

NATO Chief Threatens Dire Consequences If UK Vote Brexit

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
NATO chief, General Jens Stoltenberg, has warned Britain that a Brexit vote would lead to dire consequences for the UK and Europe. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told an event at Brussels that if the UK vote Brexit it will lead to instability throughout Europe. “What really matters for NATO is, I strongly believe, a strong UK in a strong EU. It is good for both the UK and the EU but also for NATO,” Stoltenberg said on Monday. Presstv.com reports: Stoltenberg, the former Norwegian premier, said that it was “up to the British people” to decide about the future of their country. B... more »

Economist Says European Union On Verge Of Collapse

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
An economic expert has warned that the European Union is on the brink of breaking up, thus ending the entire European project. Ian Williams, an economist from New York, told Press TV what he thought of a warning made by European Council President Donald Tusk on the imminent collapse of Europe. Presstv.ir reports: Press TV: Tusk says that European leaders failed to notice that ordinary people, the citizens of Europe, do not share their Euro-enthusiasm. And he also said instead, the masses are pushing towards more of a ‘Euro-skepticism’, your thoughts as to why? Williams: Well, I don... more »

Gulenist Caprice Young lies in a Magnolia Science Academy Press Release

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 20 hours ago
*“Magnolia should be ashamed of this reprehensible behavior; attempting to use innocent students and parents as human shields to hide their criminal activity” — Robert Amsterdam, Esq.* This video segment is significant in that Gülenist Caprice Young claimed in her most recent "press release" and "protest" smear of those investigating her corporate charter cult that LAUSD had found no connection between Magnolia Science Academy (MSA) and the Gülen charter network. The video puts to lie Young's assertion. Clearly there was an intentional misrepresentation in Magnolia's press release... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 20 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Goldman Sachs Gets A Quarter Million Summer Job Applicants Anti-Establishment Revulsion Hits Italy As 5-Star Candidate Takes Lead In Rome Mayoral Election Hillary Campaign Rocked By Secret Service Agent Book Exposing Clintons' Dirty Laundry Despite White House Denials, FOIA Documents Prove Snowden Did Try To Voice Concerns With The NSA Who Has Donated The Most Money To Bernie Sanders: The Unemployed Media Blackout As France Witnesses Biggest Revolution In 200 Years John Oliver bought and forgave 9,000 people's medical debt worth $15 million It's Official:... more »

June 6: The things we cannot have....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 20 hours ago
There are things we cannot do. There are things we cannot have. Most of us heard that from our parents. And our parents were right. There's no point whining about it. There's no point making up fancy arguments for why we should have these things we want. We cannot have them. And it doesn't matter whether a majority wants these things - or whether it's a wealthy and influential minority. We cannot have them. And any attempt to have them means certain disaster. We cannot have fracking. And it really doesn't matter if every village idiot votes for it, and even if the Chamber of Commerc... more »

U.S. Military Declare War On Hillary Clinton

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A U.S. military General has called for Hillary Clinton to serve jail time after it emerged that names of CIA-protected agents were found on her private email server. Former army General Jerry Boykin has accused Hillary of endangering lives, in an interview with Breitbart News Radio. The retired General said “What Hillary Clinton has done, I can tell you, it is … punishable by jail time. I think ultimately she’s going be indicted. She has to be. This cannot stand.” Conservativetribune.com reports: It was previously reported that numerous names protected by “B3 CIA PERS/ORG” redactio... more »

Military Photo of the Day: A Bradley Fighting Vehicle Maneuvers in Jordan

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Soldier in Jordan] A U.S. Army soldier observes a Bradley Fighting Vehicle maneuver on an objective during a live-fire exercise in Jordan on May 24, 2016. Thank you to this soldier and all of the brave men and women serving our country overseas!

The Afghan Air Force Relies On Unguided Bombs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
© Flickr/ US Air Force *Sputnik*: *As Afghanistan Ramps Up Airstrikes, Air Force Relies on Unguided Bomb* The Afghan military has increased its airstrikes against the Taliban over this year, but civilian casualties are an increasing concern, given that the air force relies on unguided, or "dumb," bombs. Earlier this year, Afghanistan received four A-29 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft from the United States. Intended to boost the Afghan Air Force’s efforts against the Taliban, the new fighters have carried out over 260 air raids to date. Last month, airstrikes carried out in Kandah... more »

D-Day: The Numbers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
D-Day: The numbers. Thank you for your sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/2bu7h5oZKg — Military (@MilitaryEarth) June 6, 2016

Hillary Rodham Clinton's Core CAP Charter Cabal

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 22 hours ago
[image: Hillary Rodham Clinton's core CAP charter cabal] *“That’s why, you know, I was a senator and voted for Leave No Child Behind [sic] because I thought every child should matter” — Hillary Rodham Clinton* Hillary Rodham Clinton's supporters have been less than honest about her education record. Worse still, those same Liberals will ask everyone on the left to vote for her as the ostensible "lesser evil" to GOP troglodyte Donald John Trump in November. There are myriad good reasons to oppose both Clinton and Trump in November, but Liberals will cite Clinton's endorsements by e... more »

IAEA: North Korea Has Resumed Reprocessing Spent Nuclear Fuel For Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*ABC News Online/AFP*: *North Korea appears to have reactivated Yongbyon nuclear plant, UN watchdog says* North Korea appears to have reactivated a plant for reprocessing plutonium for use in nuclear weapons, the UN atomic watchdog says, citing satellite imagery and echoing recent comments from a US think-tank. "The indications that we have obtained ... [are of] activities related to the five-megawatt reactor, expansion of enrichment facilities and activities related to [plutonium] reprocessing," said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Yukiya Amano. "However, as we do... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
"When it comes to fighting an epidemic, every day counts." —@DrFriedenCDC on #Zika: https://t.co/o6BBXImaHR pic.twitter.com/PwboluvDAY — The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 6, 2016

We Don't Want the Oil Company

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago

Winning Hearts and Minds?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago
*RT reports:* Three separate scandals involving American servicemen and contractors in a highly-controversial Navy base in Japan's Okinawa have finally resulted in an all-out alcohol ban on all the 18,600 sailors. The measure is the latest and comes after a Marine's drunk-driving stunt. Adding to the two cases involving murder and rape of two young Japanese women, a third incident saw a US sailor with six times the legal alcohol limit go on a joyride, hitting two cars in the wrong lane. The officer, Aimee Mejia, who was assigned to Kadena Air base, is now being held by Japanese... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Visitors of the Russian stage of the Aviadarts-2016 international flight skills competition at Chauda testing center of the Russian Aerospace Forces outside Feodosia. Background: Su-25 attack jet. © SPUTNIK/ EVGENY BIYATOV

U.N Report Is Predicting A Continuation Of The War In East Ukraine For Two More Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A member of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LNR) forces guides a tank to park after withdrawing it further from the frontline outside Luhansk, Ukraine, Oct. 3, 2015. *Voice of America:* *UN Sees Threat of Protracted War in East Ukraine Conflict* GENEVA - A new report from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva said the situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile two years into the war between Russian-backed armed separatists and the government. The latest U.N. figures show nearly 9,400 people have been killed and more than 21,500 othe... more »

Part I: Is Personal Responsibility Obsolete?

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Handout Money Welfare - 900] Among the many disturbing signs of our times are conservatives and libertarians of high intelligence and high principles who are advocating government programs that relieve people of the necessity of working to provide their own livelihoods. Generations ago, both religious... more »

Is A Congressional Bloodbath Coming For GOP Candidates Who Hopped Aboard The Trump Train? Oh Yes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
This morning an inexperienced campaign manager called and asked me for some advise. She talked-- mostly complaining and gossiping and babbling about herself-- for over an hour and I doubt she listened to a word I said. But what I told her her under-funded, unknown candidate must do is tie their opponent to Trump. "Every time someone thinks about him, Trump should come into their consciousness. Your candidate is a long-shot, but, in your district, this is the way to do it." Do you know who Republican strategist Rick Wilson is? Many people heard about him when he launched a Republic... more »

Yucca Mountain: US refuses to acknowledge nuclear fuel hazardous for a million years

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Photo: Nevada Test Site, near Yucca Mountain Beyond Nuclear’s Radioactive Waste Watchdog, in Response to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Panel Ruling in New York v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission II, the Nuclear Waste Confidence Lawsuit: News from Beyond Nuclear Kevin Kamps Radioactive Waste Watchdog kevin@beyondnuclear.org Western Shoshone's

Why “releasing” land doesn’t necessarily make land cheaper

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
There are many things to be said about the fatuous idea that simply having a National Policy Statement ordering the council to “release” land for housing is going to fix Auckland’s housing bubble, or take us any closer to making housing affordable. Land has already been “released” for thousands of houses, but as that doesn’t mean that thousands of houses have been built. The reasons for that are complex, but can be relatively easily explained. It’s true that the highly-restricted supply of land is one of the three major reasons whay young people can’t afford a house. But you ca... more »

Asia's Arms Race Will Soon Match U.S. Spending By 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *Asia's Military Spending Will Match U.S. Spending by 2020* *​China, and countries fearing China, are raising defense spending.​* The Asia-Pacific Region will spend $533 billion on defense annually by 2020. That's very close to what the United States spends on defense, and a lot more than the region used to. Bloomberg reports that China and countries squaring off against China are responsible for the unprecedented surge. The People's Republic of China has been increasing defense spending about 10 percent annually for more than two decades. Although dramatic, ... more »

Obama Preparing to Endorse Clinton

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together sitting at a picnic table April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is ready to make it official. With Hillary Clinton close to securing the Democratic nomination for president, Obama is on the verge of formally endorsing his former secretary of state and starting to aggressively... more »

Are We About To Witness A Nuclear Arms Race In East Asia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Andrei Lankov, Al Jazeera*:* A nuclear arms race in East Asia?* *It is a place where most nations deeply distrust their neighbours, and where old-style nationalism still reigns supreme.* Recently, news from the Korean Peninsula has been dominated by missiles: as satellite images confirmed, the North Koreans have been busy preparing another test launch of "BM-25 Musudan", their intermediate-range missile. The launch ended in failure, the fourth such failure in this year. Nonetheless, North Korean engineers and scientists are busy developing both long-range and submarine-based balli... more »

AP Count: Clinton Has Delegates to Win Democratic Nomination

[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits a restaurant, Monday, June 6, 2016, in Watts, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, capturing commitments Monday from the number of delegates needed to become the Democrats’ presumptive nominee.... more »

Trump Campaign Wasting Precious Time, GOP Critics Say

[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump is wasting precious time. By now, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was supposed to have stationed senior staff in battleground states, moderated his fiery message to attract new supporters and begun raking in big money.... more »

Charters Drain Needed Money from Public Schools

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
My op-ed posted today at the Tennessean: Jim Horn In a recent Tennessean article (“Nashville school official says charter funding debate clearer,” March 23), interim director of schools Chris Henson did his best to put a soft filter on the bright light that is now focused on the charter school funding issue for Metro Nashville Public Schools. According to Henson’s comments, Metro’s student-based budgeting system allows charter school operators to receive $9,300 per student each year without regard for student characteristics. On the other hand, regular public school students recei... more »


Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
I'm not sure at this point how many people have made their return to Fort McMurray but signs of the community coming back to life have been everywhere. The biggest auditory hint of that is no doubt the sound of the countless lawnmowers and trimmers I've been hearing the past couple of days and they continue now even now as I type this. It's also hard not to miss the many visual signs expressing hope, grit, determination and thanks. I'm not sure how many times I've walked past Fire Hall #3 off of Thickwood Drive but its presence definitely took on a whole new level of meaning ... more »

Terror Alert Issued For South Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*FOX News*: *US Embassy warns Americans of potential terror attacks in South Africa* The U.S. is warning its citizens of possible terror attacks by Islamic militants on American buildings or shopping malls in South Africa, despite assurances from the South African government that the country is safe. The warning – which came Saturday on the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan – is the second such warning in less than a year from the embassy, Reuters reports. The embassy says shopping areas and malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town were the main targets in suspected planned atta... more »

Peru Presidential election Still Too Close To Call

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Peru's Kuczynski has thin lead over Fujimori in presidential vote* Former Wall Street executive Pedro Pablo Kuczynski held a razor-thin lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of an imprisoned former authoritarian leader in a vote that may be Peru's closest presidential election in half a century. With 91 percent of all votes counted on Monday, Kuczynski had 50.32 percent support while Fujimori trailed with 49.68 percent. The gap had narrowed from a previous tally. Ballots of Peruvians living abroad will only begin to arrive on Monday night and the count may not be fi... more »

Democrats Will Pick Their Nominee On July 25-- No Matter What Rachel Matthews Claims

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Tonight Hillary and her media allies are trying to claim she already won; it's a lie. Tomorrow's a big day here in California. Ignore the Clinton-press-- like Maddow-- and keep in mind that as Californians vote for the 470 delegates they pick tomorrow, Hillary and Bernie are just 270 delegates apart. And he's leading in the polls-- with momentum. If independent voters turn out in big numbers-- he leads her 50-34% among them-- he can run up a significant victory. RT makes MSNBC look like Fox News by comparison. Watch Lee Camp (above) doing his *Redacted Tonight* show on RT, expla... more »

Clinton: Trump Caused Leftist Violence Against His Supporters

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: donald trump Alabama rally_900] Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is suggesting Donald Trump is to blame for liberals attacking his supporters. In recent days one Trump supporter was cornered and egged, while at least two others were struck by anti-Trump protesters, one of them bloodied. “I... more »

Cornwall Park: host to a new eco-village?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Guest post by SDR* I was intrigued with the interview on NewstalkZB last week with Malcolm Rands, a former rock musician, a founder of Ecostore Ltd, a recent recipient of the ’Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit ' award and Co-Director of the newly registered company, "Bump Space Ltd." As he stated on air, the founders of the internationally successful Ecostore Ltd are about to launch an "eco village of 500+ homes,” which will be "far enough out of the Auckland CBD area to be able to market houses at a price, 'lower than the general market value' of around $800,000 each... more »

Censored Images from Venezuela Reveal Economic Collapse is Only for the Poor

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - The truth about economic collapse is that it never affects those who make it happen.

Family Group Gives Carolina AG a Lesson in Simple Biology

Amber Randall at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: North Carolino Attorney General Roy Cooper, Transgender Bathroom Law] The Faith and Freedom Coalition attempts to give North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper a quick biology lesson in an ad criticizing his position against a new law requiring people to use the bathroom associated with their sex. Cooper has... more »

Watts Bar Unit 2 synced to the grid and generating power

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 1 day ago
Short item at Nuclear Street.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Michel Temer, Brazil’s interim president, at an inauguration ceremony for the minister of transparency on Thursday. Credit Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters *New York Times editorial:* *Brazil’s Gold Medal for Corruption* Michel Temer, Brazil’s interim president, displayed poor judgment on his first day in office last month when he appointed an all-white, all-male cabinet. This understandably angered many in racially diverse Brazil. Their outrage was compounded by the fact that seven of the new ministers had been tainted by a corruption scandal and investigation that have shaken Brazilian p... more »

Sanders: Clinton Foundation Donors Mean Hillary Conflicts of Interest if Elected President

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Los Angeles.] Just two days before six states, including delegate-rich California, vote in Democratic primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) said that donations from foreign nations are a conflict of interest for opponent Hillary Clinton. “If you ask me about the Clinton... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*The knowledge economy is a myth. We don’t need more universities to feed it* Andre Spicer *Most new jobs now do not require degree-level qualifications. Encouraging more young people to graduate will create only debt and disappointment* Governments around the world believe that to remain competitive in a global economy they must become smarter. In an attempt to boost its knowledge intensiveness, the UK government has just launched a plan to overhaul the university sector. It aims to transform universities by creating many more of them. The hope is that this will increase the num... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( June 6 , 2016 ) Quick Hits ( 1. Markets/ Market Moving News : Various Bond Indexes In Review ; Yellen Speech Today Drives Fed Hike Expectations For July Below 30 % ; S&P 500 Almost At All- Time Highs ; NIRP & Ultra- Low Interest Rates Impact Central Banks Ability To Boost Inflation. 2. Brexit - Remain & Leave Different Points Of View. 3. EU- Turkey Deal In Tatters , As Acrimony Builds Between Germany & Turkey . Refugee Items For Monday. 4. Greece Items For Monday - EWG Meeting , Economic Items , Domestic Politics & More. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets & Market Making News ! *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 3m 3 minutes ago Emerging Market Sovereign Bond Index (total return) hit a new all-time high today. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 7m 7 minutes ago US High Yield Bond Index (total return) up over 14% from its Feb low, now only 0.5% away from a new all-time high. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 1h 1 hour ago S&P 500 closes within 1% of its all-time price high, closest to a new high of all global equity indices. $SPX *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 6h 6 hours ago fred walton ... more »

Hope, Politics and Hard Work

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Plant in concrete Crack Hope - 900] Disappointment fills the air these days when it comes to politics. It certainly seemed to be the general reaction when House Speaker Paul Ryan said he’d vote for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump the other day. But if anyone... more »

6 Men Who Disguised Themselves as Women to Access Bathrooms

Melody Wood at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: transgender - 900] With the departments of Justice and Education's new announcement on transgender access to showers, locker rooms, bathrooms and other sex-specific facilities in schools, there is reason for concern. The Obama administration has unlawfully rewritten law, meddling in state and local... more »

Holy Smoke: Cannabis Growing ‘Nuns’ Defy Law In California

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Two weed growing nuns from California have defied cannabis cultivation and commerce laws and continue to grow their own plants for medical resale. The Sisters of the Valley say that their herbs heal and state laws do not apply to them. The two nuns make non-psychedelic potent cannabis oil and tincture that heals the body and settles the mind (after the body is settled). Cannabinoids go to work augmenting the body’ main systems, especially the immune system, taking a huge burden off the mind. RT reports: Despite a ban on cannabis cultivation in the town of Mercad, the Sisters of the ... more »

LDP Mobilizing to Revise Constitution, Opposition Mobilizing to Oust LDP

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Japan's democratic opposition parties are mobilizing to upset the LDP hold on government in the Upper House election at a time when the LDP is close to changing Japan's post-World War II pacifist Constitution: Pre-election rallies across Japan blast Abe, security laws THE ASAHI SHIMBUN June 6, 2016 at 18:40 http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201606060064.html Tens of thousands of anti-Abe government protesters held simultaneous demonstrations across Japan on June 5, demanding the abolishment of national security legislation and urging voters to support opposition parties in the U... more »

Ole Dammegard on new Brussels bombing witnesses; Randy Short says "save Rev. Pinckney and Congressman Walter Fauntroy"

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
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IRS Names More Tea Party Groups Subjected to Extra Scrutiny

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Close up to IRS website through a magnifying glass on the laptop. IRS is a United States government agency tasked with collecting yearly state and income tax from working residents and businesses.] The Internal Revenue Service has released the names of 426 conservative organizations subjected to additional scrutiny while applying for tax-exempt status between 2010 and 2012. The list -- filed with federal courts last month -- consisted largely of groups with the words... more »

Louisiana Legislators Pass Useless Abortion ‘Ban’

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Pregnant Woman, Pregnancy, Baby, Sonogram, Ultrasound, Human Life, Pro-life] Just before sending an important bill to the governor's desk, Louisiana lawmakers made sure an abortion "ban" they passed will not stop a single abortion from happening. The bill would have banned abortion procedures undertaken because the unborn child has... more »

France Hires 82 People on Terror Watch List to Protect Country From Terrorism

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: French police - 900] Dozens of people in charge of keeping the Euro 2016 soccer tournament safe from terror are themselves on a terror watch list. France is bracing itself for possible terror attacks during the Euros, which start Friday and run through July... more »

World News Briefs -- June 6, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:** U.S.-backed Syria force closes in on Islamic State-held city; slow Iraq advance causes rift* U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have surrounded the Islamic State-held city of Manbij from three sides as they press a major new offensive against the jihadists near the Turkish border, a spokesman for the fighters said on Monday. But in a sign of the difficulty world powers have faced in building a coalition to take on the self-declared caliphate, the slow pace of a separate assault by the Iraqi army on a militant bastion near Baghdad caused a rift between the Shi'ite-led governm... more »

Latest Anti-Gun Control Ad Campaign Appeals to Women, LGBTQ

Amber Randall at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: gun control - 900] A group affiliated with the NRA is releasing two anti-gun control ads aimed at women and LGBTQ in the hopes to defeat gun control legislation proposed by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. The legislation would require background checks for the purchase of ammunition. The... more »

‘Screw for Denmark’ Leads To Baby Boom

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A successful sex campaign to create more babies is expected to result in a baby boom this summer for Denmark. The ‘Do it for mom’ campaign is set to bear fruit nine months after it first started. The Local reports: According to a report in Politiken, the summer of 2016 will bring around 1,200 more Danish babies than last year. The timing of the baby boom certainly raises eyebrows, given nine months ago Danes were targeted by a series of campaigns telling them to get busy between the sheets. First came a new steamy ad from Spies Travel, the creators of the earlier viral hit, ‘Do it f... more »

Norway Becomes The First Country To Commit To Zero Deforestation

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation. Last month the Norwegian parliament pledged that the government’s public procurement policy would become deforestation-free after a committee of MPs recommended imposing regulations to ensure the state did “not contribute to deforestation of the rainforest”. Norway is a major funder of forest conservation projects worldwide and supports human rights programmes for forest communities as well. The Independent reports: Nils Hermann Ranum, the head of Policy and Campaign at Rainforest Foundation Norway, sa... more »

Is Britain On The Verge Of Voting To Leave The EU?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Brexit campaign has surged ahead this month after weeks trailing behind the Remain campaign. Above, each poll since David Cameron's EU renegotiation in February is tracked - showing how the Leave campaign has regained the lead. Daily Mail. *Reuters*: *Britain's EU Out campaign takes 4-5 percentage point lead: YouGov and ICM polls* The campaign for Britain to leave the European Union has taken a 4-5 percentage point lead ahead of a June 23 referendum, according to online polls by ICM and YouGov, sending sterling toward three-week lows against the U.S. dollar. The swing toward ... more »

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