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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

9 June - Blogs I'm Following

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10:19pm MDST

Old Cuban Saying About The GOP: "Show Me Who Your Friends Are And I Will Tell You Who You Are"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 19 minutes ago
Lindsey Graham faced up to the reality of Trump's victory over the GOP and urged Florida millionaires he met with just over a week ago to back the party's bizarre nominee. Then came the crazy reaction to Judge Curiel and ole Lindsey faced up to a different kind of reality-- a GOP Dunkirk this fall. While wimpy Republican senators like Little Marco Rubio, Kelly Ayotte and Susan Collins tepidly criticized Trump's overt racism and eagerness to mix his personal business into the presidential race, none of them said they would put the country first over their own tattered political part... more »

Chaos As Food stamp System In America Stop Working

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 37 minutes ago
American supermarkets are refusing people with food stamps as thousands of citizens have been left hungry for over 8 days due to a “glitch” in the food stamp system. Widespread reports say that customers are being turned away in their droves due to their EBT cards being rejected at supermarkets across America and as yet there has not been a fix to the problem. Zerohedge.com reports: On downdetector.com there are scores of reports of problems with the EBT system from people all over the nation. Could this simply be another example of government incompetence, or is something else at ...more »

Pastor Jack Graham Answers the Question: How Do We Face the Growing Darkness?

The Stream at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Graham-Robison_900] James and Betty Robison recently sat down with Dr. Jack Graham, pastor of the 40,000+ member Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX. They asked him what he says to churchgoers distraught about what is happening in America. The full interview is scheduled for Sept. 6... more »

A Look At How Life Has Changed For Ordinary Russians In The Past Two Years (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*WNU Editor:* This concurs with what I wrote yesterday .... *Are U.S. Sanctions 'Hurting' Russia?* (June 8, 2016).

Mike Philbin - INTROVERSIONS paintings - four new 20" x 16" canvases

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 hour ago
Four new two-border 20" x 16" paintings in a similar style, but what happened? As usual (it's like when I'm writing, where the characters start to take over, which I love) the colour pairs seem to have gained a life and personality of their own and (while they're still in the same style as the previous six paintings) they're a little different in fundamentally important ways.

Valdemar Januszczac - The Dark Ages - An Age of Light

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 hour ago
*Dark Ages Hun skull, female*Valdemar Januszczac presents The Art of the Dark Ages (400-800 AD), and I nearly didn't watch it. But I'm so glad I did, personal highlights... 1) Thoedoric, the name of the Aryan king of the Ostrogoths who would lay waste to Rome and also the name of a Welsh king of the same era in the lineage of King Arthur. 2) The elongated skulls of the Huns, and they look EXACTLY like the more radical examples of such extreme head-altering from the Paracas mountains of Peru. Seriously, this is some properly fucked up stuff... and there were two forms of Christia... more »

San Jose Cops: Protesters at Trump Rally Attacked People Wearing an American Flag

The Stream at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: American Flag Shirt - 900] Authorities in Northern California said Wednesday they have arrested three teenage boys involved in violent attacks against Donald Trump supporters after a political rally last week in San Jose. This is in addition to the four men arrested the day... more »

Study: Most Antidepressants Don’t Work for Young Patients

MARIA CHENG at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 11, 2008 file photo, a bottle of Eli Lilly & Co.'s Prozac is pictured at a company facility in Plainfield, Ind. Scientists say most antidepressants don’t work for children or teenagers with major depression and that some may even be unsafe, in the biggest analysis yet conducted of previously published studies. In a review of 14 common antidepressants, researchers found that only one seemed to be actually effective. “We now have a hierarchy of pharmaceutical treatments and the only one that is better than placebo and other drugs is Prozac,” said Dr. Andrea Cipria... more »

You Can Now Buy Any Weapon In Today's Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Ukraine: OSCE says separatists ‘always seem to have new weapons at hand’. IBTimes UK *Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast*: *Ukraine’s Out of Control Arms Bazaar in Europe’s Backyard* *Explosives intercepted by Kiev’s security service may have been intended for right-wing terror attacks in France. But are the allegations credible?* KIEV — When the the Ukrainian Security Service, the SBU, announced recently that it had detained a 25-year-old French citizen, Grégoire Moutaux, who was trying to cross the country’s border into Poland in a vehicle full of explosives and weapons, that sounded li... more »

All China’s Assets In The US Could Be Annulled, Sparking World War 3

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Washington may decide not to fulfil its promise to pay back the huge debt it owes to China, sparking fears of World War 3. The former head of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, has suggested that the U.S. may be forced to annul its debt to Beijing under catastrophic circumstances that may well happen in the near future. “Who knows what the future holds, but China and other countries do not want to be in a situation where all their international assets are in effect dependent on the US,” King said in an article for Gold Investor magazine. RT.com reports: “Of course the US would not w... more »

Duck And Cover

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

act like it !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Ninth Circuit Rules Concealed Carry Is Not a Constitutional Right

Casey Harper at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Concealed Carry, Firearms, Handguns, Weapons, Bodyguard] A federal appellate court ruled Thursday the 2nd Amendment does not protect the right to carry a concealed weapon in public. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco voted 7-4 to uphold a California law that prevents people... more »

Confidently, Wall Street Predicts Little Impact From The Election

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Aside from funding Hillary's White House run-- $44,470,414 career-long, not counting millions in bribes "for speeches"-- what's Wall Street saying about the election? My own banker sent me what investment bankers at his company are reading. Dan Schnur, a Wisconsin Republican consultant who moved to California and was "reborn" an independent-- and who ran unsuccessfully (9.2% of the vote) for Secretary of State in 2014, claims it isn't anger that's driven voters to Trump and Bernie, but fear. In Schnur’s opinion, voters powering Donald Trump’s campaign into the spotlight are white... more »

Is The U.S. Taxpayer Funding Iran's Military Expansion?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Members of the Iranian Armed Forces (file photo) *Eli Lake, Bloomberg:* *U.S. Taxpayers Are Funding Iran's Military Expansion* One of the unexpected results of President Barack Obama's new opening to Iran is that U.S. taxpayers are now funding both sides of the Middle East's arms race. The U.S. is deliberately subsidizing defense spending for allies like Egypt and Israel. Now the U.S. is inadvertently paying for some of Iran's military expenditures as well. It all starts with $1.7 billion the U.S. Treasury transferred to Iran's Central Bank in January, during a delicate prisoner s... more »

The Earth Plan: Personal Update Part 2 of 2 ~ 4 June 2016

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
http://theearthplan.blogspot.com/2016/06/personal-update-part-2-of-2-4-june-2016.html 05 June 2016 *Personal Update Part 2 of 2* *4 June 2016* Okay, Part 2. I had planned (such a pointless thing nowadays) to finish this yesterday but I just didn't have the time, my apologies. Before I proceed, I will need to clarify something. I had my Vortex vision about a week before Gaia Portal came out with that uncharacteristic and un-Oracle-like update (here) which has clearly (no pun intended) whipped up a certain degree of excitement in the Light community. Some readers had assumed th... more »

Gardening More Meaningful than Voting in a Rigged Political System

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - If you're passionate enough to care about politics, you should be gardening already.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 4 hours ago
*The Most Schooled Generation in History Is Miserable* *Millennials are stressed out because they're bored* It’s said that sadness isn’t the opposite of happiness — boredom is. With this in mind, is it any surprise that children, adolescents, and young adults today are so unhappy? Is it any surprise that so many turn to extending their schooled lives into structured activities as long as possible? Is it any surprise that when people don’t know what to do, they simply go to graduate school? To understand this mass unhappiness and boredom with life — and the sudden uptick in quarte... more »

Another Made In British Columbia LNG Tale

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 4 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* Unfortunately I can't believe a word Christy Clark blathers, on anything..... Christy Clark through her entire youth and adult life has used every opportunity to advance her career, and she does it using the crudest of political smears... As a longtime watcher of question period and legislative proceedings... Christy Clark snickers, smirks and responds with nothing but smarmy lowbrow responses and answers to any and all questions, Christy Clark in the legislature acts, and talks like a sassy rude teenager...Christy Clark never misses a chance for a photo-... more »

In the Matter of Paul Ryan

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at the American Conservative Union's CPAC conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., on Thursday, March 3, 2016.] WASHINGTON -- The morning after, the nation awakes asking: What have we done? Both parties seem intent on throwing the election away. The Democrats, running against a man with highest-ever negatives, are poised to nominate a candidate with the second-highest-ever... more »

Wars Cost The World $13 Trillion In 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Washington Post:* *The world lost more than $13 trillion last year because of war* Violence and worsening conflict cost the world more than $13.6 trillion last year, according to an annual study of the toll of violence worldwide. That figure amounts to some 13 percent of global GDP. The analysis can be found within the Global Peace Index 2016 report, which is put out each year by the Institute of Economics and Peace, an Australia-based think-tank. It ranked 163 countries on the degree of peace within their borders. The results since the initiative be... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Peter Salisbury, CNN*: *How U.N.'s decision to drop Saudi from child-rights blacklist could backfire* (CNN)Saudi Arabia's foreign policy has become more and more assertive since King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ascended to the throne in early 2015. Under its new ruler, and perhaps more importantly his son, the deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Kingdom has entered the fray of Yemen's civil war and has taken a much more visible role in pushing its agenda at an international level. The new King has reputedly used Saudi Arabia's financial heft as leverage to pressure the... more »

MY MACARTHUR FOUNDATION WORLD PEACE PROPOSAL

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 4 hours ago
*A Universal Brotherhood * *The MacArthur Foundation, known for bestowing ''genius'' grants on artists, actors and other creative people, introduced a new competition on Thursday that would award an organization with the best proposal to solve a global problem. The competition, called 100&Change, is open to organizations in any field, anywhere in the world, as long as the proposal identifies a problem affecting people, a place, or the entire planet and comes up with a way to fix it.* *Since I am not an organization but a * *... more »

Gene Drives

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago
Hubris? Excerpted from The New York Times: Amy Harmon. June 8, 2016. Panel Endorses ‘Gene Drive’ Technology That Can Alter Entire Species. The New York times, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/09/science/national-academies-sciences-gene-drive-technology.html?emc=edit_th_20160609&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000&_r=0 A revolutionary technology known as “gene drive,” which for the first time gives humans the power to alter or perhaps eliminate entire populations of organisms in the wild, has stirred both excitement and fear since scientists proposed a means to construct it two years ag... more »

Frightening Education

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 4 hours ago
I was recently asked to evaluate grade-4 student answers to an open question for a prize. I accepted to study the answers as a favour to the person asking me. I don't want to identify anyone or any organization so I won't tell you the question, but it was a question of the type "Do bright colours make people more happy?" Open format, whatever you want to say. I found the exercise to be

Long Range Missiles Arrive In Turkey Accompanied by Italian Forces

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
Italian SAMP/T unit arrives in Turkey An Italian Eurosam SAMP/T (Sol-Air Moyenne Portée/Terrestre) *long-range air defence unit *has arrived in southern Turkey's Kahramamaras province as part of *NATO measures to reinforce Turkey's border defences against a possible Syrian missile threat.* * Syrian missile threat*? Not credible The Italian SAMP/T surface-to-air missile (SAM) batteries, which replace German Patriot SAMs that were withdrawn last year, were deployed *following a Turkish request to NATO (?)* *to further bolster the country's restive 900 km long border with Syria*, wh... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( June 9 , 2016 ) Overview For Thursday ( 1. Markets : Bond Yields Keep Falling Globally , NIRP Keeps Becoming NIRP-IER ; NYSE: 72% Of Stocks > 200-day Moving Average, Most Since July 2014 ; Crude Oil & Oil Producers In Focus . 2. Greece - Creditor Talks Status Update . Industrial Actions , Protest , Economy In General . 3. France - UBER , Strikes , Euro 2016 & Terrorism In Focus . 4. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Market & Market Moving News.... Because markets are machine driven anyway these days.... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 6h 7 hours ago 10y German Bund yields hit fresh life-time low at 0.023% as growth concerns revive and long-dated Bunds are scarce. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 6h 6 hours ago The Swiss 30-year bond yield is 7 bps away from going negative. The US 3-month t-bill has a higher yield... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 6h 6 hours ago New 52-week lows in 10-year yields today in most of Europe, South Korea, a... more »

Cowpoke in Hot Pants Stirs Transgender Uproar at Texas BBQ Joint

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: BBQ Bathroom Sign - 900] When it comes to eating at a barbecue joint there's an unspoken code of conduct. You don't order salad, you don't use a fork and if you're a cross-dressing cowboy with an affinity for stiletto heels -- you don't use the... more »

Defense Secretary Carter Proposes Changes to ‘Up or Out’ Promotion System

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Carter speaks about the new propositions and changes that he has made to the military bureaucracy.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military troops may be able to sidestep the Pentagon’s entrenched, 100-year-old “up or out” promotion system under sweeping new proposals unveiled Thursday, aimed at keeping high-tech experts or other specialists on the job. In announcing the... more »

Ramadan Dispute Turns Into Massive Fire at Refugee Shelter in Germany

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: A convention centre used as an accommodation hub for refugees is seen after a large fire has broken out at the western German city of Duesseldorf, Germany on June 08, 2016. (Photo by Mesut Zeyrek/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)] Authorities believe a massive fire at a refugee shelter in the German city of Dusseldorf Tuesday started because two migrants got upset when they were served breakfast during Ramadan. Police say a group of migrants who observe the Muslim holiday... more »

Capitalism Is Good for the Poor

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: goog-for-the-poor] *Markets beat back poverty, explains Steven Horwitz*. Critics frequently accuse markets and capitalism of making life worse for the poor. This refrain is certainly common in the halls of left-leaning academia as well as in broader intellectual circles. But like so many other criticisms of capitalism, this one ignores the very real, and very available, facts of history. [image: Cap1] Nothing has done more to lift humanity out of poverty than the market economy. This claim is true whether we are looking at a time span of decades or of centuries. The... more »

Zerohedge: Oklahoma Cops Unveil New Device Enabling Direct Seizure Of Bank Accounts, Credit Cards

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-09/oklahoma-cops-unveil-new-device-enabling-direct-seizure-bank-accounts-credit-cards *Oklahoma Cops Unveil New Device Enabling Direct Seizure Of Bank Accounts, Credit Cards* by Tyler Durden - Jun 9, 2016 1:31 PM We have covered the disgusting topic of civil asset forfeiture numerous times (most recently here), but the latest move by Oklahoma police is quite simply shocking. As News9 reports, You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without... more »

World News Briefs -- June 9, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski waves to followers from his house, in Lima, Peru, June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo *Reuters*: *Peru's Kuczynski beats Fujimori in full tally of countable votes* Peru's electoral office ONPE said on Thursday that Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won 41,438 more votes than Keiko Fujimori in the country's cliffhanger presidential election, though thousands of unclear votes must still be settled by electoral panels. The results from ONPE gave Kuczynski 50.12 percent of countable votes compared to 49.88 percent for Fujimori. Unclear ballo... more »

Trump Jr.: GOP's lack of backbone forced my father to run ...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*and we're glad he did. * *(At least some of us are glad) *

Man Dies After Slipping Into Hot Acid Spring At Yellowstone

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A tourist visiting Yellowstone National park is believed to have died after falling into an acidic hot spring. A man is missing, presumed dead after wandering off a designated boardwalk and falling into a boiling spring, according to park officials on Tuesday. Billings Gazette reports: Witnesses saw a man in his early 20s walk off a boardwalk at Norris Geyser Basin and fall into a hot spring. Rangers have not found the man and are treating the incident as a probable death, park officials said in a statement. Because of the thermal hazards, rangers are being extremely cautious as they... more »

Top Latino Conservative Calls Trump’s Judge Comments ‘Morally Abhorrent,’ Defends Trump’s Immigration Policy

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Raul Labrador] Today a leading House conservative and Latino condemned Donald Trump's comments about a judge with Mexican ancestry, even as he defended the presumed GOP nominee's immigration policies. "There is nothing wrong with saying you want to build a wall," Rep.... more »

Put It Out Of Its Misery

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
Tom Friedman believes that the Republican Party is morally bankrupt. He wrote this week in the *New York Times*, that it should be blown up and reconstructed from scratch: Today’s G.O.P. is to governing what Trump University is to education — an ethically challenged enterprise that enriches and perpetuates itself by shedding all pretense of standing for real principles, or a truly relevant value proposition, and instead plays on the ignorance and fears of the public. It is just an empty shell, selling pieces of itself to the highest bidders, — policy by policy — a little to the ... more »

How Reliable Are Chinese Emissions Statistics?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/06/08/scientists-expose-shady-chinese-emissions-statistics/ From The American Interest: A study conducted by researchers in one of China’s megacities found that lab estimates of car emissions are way, way off. As Reuters reports, by focusing on data culled from taxis and ridesharing services, scientists were able to expose the huge discrepancy: The findings […]

FBI: Forem CIA Director Petraeus Shared ‘Top Secret’ Info With Reporters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Politico:* *FBI claimed Petraeus shared ‘top secret’ info with reporters* Newly unsealed affidavit sheds light on a probe sometimes compared to that of Clinton emails. The investigation that led CIA Director David Petraeus to resign and ultimately plead guilty to a criminal charge of mishandling classified information also uncovered evidence that he discussed highly classified information with journalists, according to a court document obtained Tuesday by POLITICO. Requesting a search warrant for Petraeus' Arlington, Virginia home in 2013, an FBI agent told a federal magistrate t... more »

Racist-Enabler Paul Ryan Is Back With More Re-Packaged Ayn Rand Austerity Claptrap

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
This week, the Wall Street banksters' very own House Financial Services Committee chairman, Jeb Hensarling-- after his meeting with Trump Tuesday morning at Trump Towers-- renewed his push to gut Dodd-Frank consumer protections, something Trump told Paul Ryan he would support. Hensarling and corrupt conservatives from both parties are eager to do away with the Volcker Rule-- which restricts a too-big-to-fail bank’s ability to make risky speculative investments-- destroy the effectiveness of the independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and exempt banks with certain capital ... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #168Massive Opening of Personal Telepathy,The Closing of a Negative Being Portal

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
Terran: *Was dreaming I was working for a software company was going to a Christmas party in this remote desert place. Realized during one of the conversations someone was interviewing me about what I did on Christmas in Morocco. Asked me if I went to a Catholic Church there (they do exist there but rare) I realized I was talking to a data collector free lancing. * Terran: *Then I felt like there were hundreds of women wanting to talk to me, the women felt Pleiadian in energy... How do you make sense of so many beings wanting to connect much less choose which ones?* Denice: *... more »

Maddow Show cable-to-prison watch: Maddow jumps the McAuliffe shark!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016Clowns him for doing his job:* Did Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe ever receive an illegal campaign contribution? Did he ever do an inappropriate favor for a donor? Did he ever do an *appropriate* favor, a favor that an overzealous prosecutor might *take* to be inappropriate? We don't have the slightest idea, and everything is always possible! Except, of course, for that last possibility on the Maddow Show, where there are no overzealous prosecutors. On the Maddow Show, it's always instantly assumed that the accused are guilty. They don't even have to be ... more »

Quote of the Day: “…life is no farce”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
“Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential dearth in which its subject's roots are plunged. The natural inheritance of everyone who is capable of spiritual life is an unsubdued forest where the wolf howls and the obscene bird of night chatters." (From Henry James Sr.’s* Substance & Shadow*, 1866) Discuss. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attr... more »

Google’s Larry Page Is Developing Flying Cars

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Google co-founder Larry Page is backing two competing start-up companies involved in the development of “flying cars”. Tech Spot reports: The internet entrepreneur has sunk more than $100 million into Zee.Aero, which is located next to Google’s Mountain View, California HQ, since its inception in 2010. The news comes from Bloomberg Businessweek, which cited ten people with knowledge of the matter. The company has apparently hired staff from the likes of NASA, Boeing, and SpaceX, and developed a pair of prototype “plane-like” vehicles that locals claim to have seen hovering overhead.... more »

U.S.-Backed Forces Have Surrounded The Islamic State Stronghold Of Manbij In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S.-backed forces tighten grip around Islamic State in Syria's Manbij* U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State near the Syrian-Turkish border said on Thursday they had reached the militants' last main route in and out of their stronghold in the area, the city of Manbij. Monitors confirmed that the Syria Democratic Forces - an alliance which includes the powerful Kurdish YPG militia and Arab allies - had advanced to within firing distance of the road, one week into a campaign to push the militants out of their foothold along the frontier. Washington hopes the operat... more »

Defense Ministry Official Admits That There Are French Special Forces On The Ground In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*VOA*: *France Deploys Special Forces in Syria as IS Loses Ground* ROME, ITALY—French special forces in northern Syria are assisting Kurdish-led militias in a drive to retake a pocket of territory west of the Euphrates River from the Islamic State terror group, according to French officials. The French news agency, AFP, reports the commandos are not participating in combat in the so-called Manbij pocket and are restricted to advisory and training roles. U.S. officials have also insisted about 300 American special forces in northern Syria and embedded with the Syrian Democratic Fo... more »

NYC Mayor Spends $265,000 on Transgender Bathroom Campaign

Amber Randall at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: All Gender Bathroom Sign] New York City is spending a quarter million taxpayer dollars on a campaign encouraging transgender people to use whichever bathroom is "consistent" with who they are. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Commission on Human Rights initiated the... more »

Christ Would Not Bless 'Stealth' Destroyer at Bath Iron Works

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
*Maine Activists to Commit Civil Disobedience at BIW Destroyer ‘Christening’ June 18 in Bath* Maine peace activists have announced their intention to commit acts of non-violent Civil Disobedience at the planned June 18 ‘Christening’ of the $4 billion Zumwalt ‘stealth’ destroyer at Bath Iron Works (BIW). The activists maintain that the Zumwalt is a provocative escalation of the already out-of-control arms race aimed at China and Russia. “It is time for us to stand up and call for the reversal of this endless and illegal war cycle that our country is engaged in,” the peace activist... more »

Notice - Arts and Crafts Page has been updated with two new wood carvings

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
Artwork #18 - June 9, 2016 'Greenman Traditional Wood Spirit' *Traditional "Green Man" or Wood Spirit* *carved from Basswood.* *He's 9" long x 8" wide x 2" thick* *"Greenman", *a type of "wood spirit", is a popular traditional subject for wood carvers. They can be made out of wood, iron or ceramic and are generally painted green. I added a few drops of green oil paint to my "golden oak" oil wood stain and used that, with satisfactory results. I deliberately made my greenman with crossed eyes...because I plan to hang him high up on the wall of my deck and didn't want him staring... more »

CCTV Catches Young Boy Trespassing To Cuddle Neighbour’s Dog

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A young boy is spotted by security cameras sneaking into a neighbour’s garage for a quick dog cuddle. Hollie Breaux Mallet from Louisiana was reviewing CCTV footage of her garage when she noticed a little boy playing on a bike entering her premises and exchanging hugs and kisses with her pet dog Duchess. Breaking News reports: A young boy would often stop as he was cycling by her house, jump off his bike to run up and quickly give Duchess a hug and a pet before legging it before anyone noticed him. Hollie, of course, found this adorable and posted the footage to Facebook, in the hop... more »

Atkins, ketones, methylglyoxal and cancer

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 9 hours ago
What you lose on the swings you make up for on the roundabouts. Recently this study enjoyed a bit a revival as it was used in a presentation at a DAA meet. I'm not sure of the exact context but the Dietitians Association of Australia has been outstandingly fossilised in its attitude to low carb diets. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2005 Jun;1043:201-10. Ketosis leads to increased methylglyoxal production on the Atkins diet. Beisswenger BG, Delucia EM, Lapoint N, Sanford RJ, Beisswenger PJ. Abstract In the popular and widely used Atkins diet, the body burns fat as its main fuel. This process p... more »

Should A U.S. Soldier's Rank And Seniority Be Determining Factors If He Or She Is Entitled To The Medal Of Honor?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Army Times:* *The 'absolutely insane' reason this Green Beret didn't get the Medal of Honor* A Green Beret credited by his command with taking down several enemy and saving hundreds of lives during an ambush in Afghanistan was doing the job expected of a soldier of his caliber — and therefore his actions didn't meet the standard of the Medal of Honor. This sure-to-be controversial conclusion was drawn by a member of the Senior Army Decorations Board tasked with considering Sgt. 1st Class Earl Plumlee's nomination for the top valor award, according to a newly released Defense Dep... more »

Welcome To The 64th Bilderberg Conference

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Independent:* *Bilderberg group meeting: What actually happens at the world’s most secretive gathering of global elites, and who is attending?* The list of the rich and powerful attending this year's Bilderberg Conference has been released - it includes bankers, prime ministers and former heads of the CIA and MI6 No minutes will be taken. No reporters will be allowed in. There will be no opening press conference, no closing statement, and participants will be asked not to quote each other. Welcome to the 64th Bilderberg Conference. Rich and powerful bankers, prime ministers... more »

This Is What Happens When A U.S. Marine Crew Forgets To Close The Hatches In Their LAV (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Fish TANK! Heartstopping moment armored vehicle sinks after crew 'forgot to batten down the hatches'* * Video apparently shows members of the United States Marine Corps * They attempt to cross a river in an eight-wheeled amphibious LAV * It seems there is either a vehicle fault or hatches haven't been secured * Vehicle takes on water and men are seen scrambling to get out of it This is the dramatic moment a group of Marines attempt to cross an expanse of water in an armored vehicle - and get absolutely drenched. It is not exactly clear where the footage was captured, ... more »

Al-Shabaab Militants Storm Somalia Base Used By Ethiopian Troops. Both Sides Claiming Heavy Casualties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*BBC:* *Ethiopia base in Somalia attacked by al-Shabab* Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it has killed 60 Ethiopian soldiers in an attack on an African Union base in central Somalia. The AU mission (Amisom) says it repulsed the attack, killing 110 militants. Residents in Halgan told the BBC they had heard a huge bang followed by a heavy exchange of gunfire. Amisom supports the government as it fights to regain control of the country from al-Shabab. In a series of tweets it has said its soldiers, alongside troops from the Somali army, "drove back the attackers who are... more »

Report: 12 Released Guantanamo Detainees Have Been Implicated In Attacks On Americans That Killed 6 Including A Female Aid Worker

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The sun rises on June 6 over Camp Delta detention compound, which has housed foreign prisoners since 2002, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (Brennan Linsley/AFP/Getty *Washington Post*: *At least 12 released Guantanamo detainees implicated in attacks on Americans* The Obama administration believes that at least 12 detainees released from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have launched attacks against U.S. or allied forces in Afghanistan, killing about a half-dozen Americans, according to current and former U.S. officials. In March, a senior Pentagon official made ... more »

World News Briefs -- June 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:** After deadly Tel Aviv attack, Israel suspends Palestinian permits* The Israeli military on Thursday revoked permits for 83,000 Palestinians to visit Israel and said it would send hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank after a Palestinian gun attack that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault by two gunmen on Wednesday in a trendy shopping and dining market near Israel's Defence Ministry, but Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups were quick to praise it. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Israel boo... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force plane over the disputed islands. AFP/Jiji Press *ABC News Online*: *Chinese, Russian navies sail into contested Japanese East China Sea waters* China's Defence Ministry has said it is looking into reports one of its navy ships sailed close to disputed islands in the East China Sea, adding its navy had every right to operate in Chinese waters. The Japanese Government said a Chinese naval ship sailed into waters surrounding the islands for the first time, prompting Tokyo to summon the Chinese ambassador in the middle of the night. Russian nava... more »

U.S. Defense Officials: Russia's Military Could Overrun NATO In 60 Hours

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge)* Russian President Putin visiting the Armed Forces Central Command Centre. Kremlin.ru *News.com.au*: *Russia vs NATO: Putin’s military might could overrun NATO forces in 60 hours, defense official warns* RUSSIA could steamroll NATO forces in just 60 hours, a leading US defence official has warned amid rising tensions with the west. The alarming claim comes as Russia has deployed troops westward as part of its ongoing stand-off with NATO. US Deputy assistant secretary of defence for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Michael Carpenter. told a Senate Foreign ...more »

U.S. Director of National Intelligence: 'You Can Use Whatever Restroom You Feel Comfortable And Safe In'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (R) testifies at a House (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *The Hill:* *Spy chief: Use whatever restroom you want* The nation’s top intelligence officer is expected to step into the heated politics of transgender rights on Wednesday during remarks at an annual LGBT pride event. “Here in the [intelligence community], we have the chance to lead by example,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will say, according to prepared remarks. “So I'll say without equivocation ... in IC... more »

The Panama Papers and the Navajo Cuban Food Deal

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
The Panama Papers expose a link to Indian country, and the story behind the story of the Cuban Navajo food deal is an intriguing one By Brenda Norrell Copyright Censored News The Panama Papers leak of offshore tax havens has for the first time exposed a link to Indian country. It is to Cuba's Alimport, Cuba's import food agency, which the Navajo Nation entered into an agreement with

Campaign Latest: Obama Endorses Clinton as His Successor

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: In this October 20, 2008 file photo, then-democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) attend a campaign rally together at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest developments in the 2016 campaign for the presidency. All times EDT: 2:18 p.m. President Barack Obama is announcing his formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton. In an online video, Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind... more »

Three more papers felled by suspected fake reviews

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
So far, we’ve counted more than 300 papers that have been retracted after editors suspected the peer-review process had been compromised — and we’re adding three more to the list. Editors of the Journal of Food Processing and Preservation became suspicious of the three papers after discovering similarities in reports from supposedly different reviewers. When they were unable […] The post Three more papers felled by suspected fake reviews appeared first on Retraction Watch.

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 9 hours ago
*Some rare climate skepticism from the Left* Ten things environmentalists need to know about renewable energy: 1. Solar panels and wind turbines aren’t made out of nothing. They are made out of metals, plastics, chemicals. These products have been mined out of the ground, transported, processed, manufactured. Each stage leaves behind a trail of devastation: habitat destruction, water contamination, colonization, toxic waste, slave labour, greenhouse gas emissions, wars, and corporate profits. Renewables can never replace fossil fuel infrastructure, as they are entirely dependen... more »

Prince Charles Helped Push Saudi Fighter Jet Deal For Arms Giant BAE

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Prince Charles faces renewed criticism over his role in the sale of British fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. The jets are now widely believed to have been used against civilians in the Gulf kingdom’s bloody Yemen intervention. RT reports: Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Margaret Ferrier said Charles’ late wife Princess Diana would have campaigned against Saudi Arabia’s bombing raids on Yemen, which human rights organizations claim have killed thousands of civilians. Ferrier said the prince was sent to Saudi Arabia as a salesman in 2014 after Prime Minister David Cameron failed to convi... more »

A Mother’s Open Letter to a Doctor Who Told Her to Abort Her Unborn Child

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Emersyn3 - 900] An open letter to a doctor who told a woman to abort her unborn baby has gone viral, reports The Blaze. Courtney Baker's prenatal specialist diagnosed her daughter with Down Syndrome, then told Baker that her quality of life would be... more »

Israel Suspends Entry Permits For 83,000 Palestinians

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Israel is deploying more troops to the West Bank and has suspended entry permits for 83,000 Palestinians during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The moves follows yesterdays attack in Tel Aviv where two gunmen killed four people. Israel’s military said it would deploy two additional battalions involving “hundreds” of troops in the West Bank in the wake of the attack. RT reports: “All permits for Ramadan, especially permits for family visits from Judea and Samaria to Israel, are frozen,” COGAT, the unit responsible for civilian affairs in the West Bank, said in a statement. Entry pe... more »

BP Energy Review 2016

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html A first look at the newly published BP Energy Review of World Energy 2016, which looks at data for 2015. The real highlight is the sluggish growth in energy consumption, which has only increased by 0.9% year on year. This is not surprising given the slowdown in the […]

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 10 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* FAA Warns That Mystery Military Tests May Lead To Widespread West Coast GPS Disruptions Migrants Responsible For 69,000 Crimes In Germany In The First Quarter: Police Report Arizona Could Be Out of Water in Six Years The market for eco-friendly investing is booming Here's the first thing Bill Gates would do if he were living on $2 a day To save you the click, it's chickens. US Says North Korea Has Restarted Production Of Plutonium Fuel Currency Wars Re-Escalate As Bank Of Korea Eases To Record Low Rate With Surprises Rate Cut Forget Weather, Kenyan GDP Th...more »

12 Released Gitmo Detainees Have Killed 6 Americans, Including 1 Female Civilian

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Gitmo protesters - 900] Detainees released from Guantanamo Bay have attacked and killed at least six Americans in Afghanistan, according to anonymous U.S. officials. A senior Pentagon official admitted the connection between released detainees and dead Americans back in March, but left the details... more »

How It Works at MSNBC

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* Keeping this short, while I try to find out how a candidate who can fill multiple football stadiums per week for months gets beat by a candidate who can't fill college basketball gyms ... by 13% in California. I need to think about that. So, MSNBC. Without intending to (this was written in 2011), Cenk Uygur delivered an indictment of this year's Clinton vs. Sanders coverage on MSNBC. Here's the Huffington Post write-up of Uygur's departure: *Cenk Uygur On Leaving MSNBC: Network Told Me To ‘Tone It Down,’ Didn’t Want To ‘Challenge Power’ * Cenk Uygur—the progr... more »

The Mind Blowing Power of Meditation to Bring Peace to a Violent World

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Ask yourself, are you creating war simply by not creating peace?

Nuclear Energy is a Racket and India's Nuclear Liability Limits are a Joke

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Having given nuclear firms limited liability for their designs, India pushes ahead the nuclear agenda. In 2015 the US helped India develop a plan for a $122 million insurance pool to "shield affected operators and suppliers": *Obama, Modi Move Closer With Nuclear Liability Breakthrough* By David J. Lynch and Angela Greiling Keane January 25, 2015 http://www.businessweek.com/news/2015-01-25/obama-modi-say-breakthrough-reached-on-india-s-nuclear-program [excerpted] We think we came to an understanding of the liability” issue, U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma said. The deal “now opens th... more »

Young Woman Tortured And Burnt To Death In Pakistan For Eloping

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A girl from Pakistan burnt to death by family members for marrying a man in secret. A 17-year-old Pakistani girl was betrayed, disrespected and brutally murdered in a so called “honor killing” at the hands of her family, who carried out the obscene act of murder with a clear conscious based on their religious beliefs. Belfast Telegraph reports: Police said Zeenat Rafiq had been tied to a bed and drenched with kerosene before being set on fire. Neighbours in the eastern city of Lahore came running when they heard the screams, but family members kept them from entering the house, sai... more »

Defense Chiefs From Syria Iran & Russia Plan Syrian War Endgame

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Defense ministers From Syria Iran and Russia are scheduled to meet in Tehran to discuss the campaign against terrorism and plan the Syrian war endgame. The defense ministers are to exchange viewpoints on the latest regional developments and ways to strengthen and extend the fight against terrorism during the trilateral meeting on Thursday. Syrian Perspective reports: Syrian Defense Minister, Lt. Gen. Fahd Jaassim Al-Furayj with his Iranian counterpart, Gen. Hossein Dehqaan, are meeting with the Russian Defense Minister, Gen. Sergei Shoigu in Tehran to put the final touches on the pl... more »

“All co-authors are honorary:” Team earns fifth retraction

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A team of researchers from Japan has earned a fifth retraction, after co-authors told the journal that they did not participate in much of the paper. Yoshihiro Sato, listed at Mitate Hospital, is the only author of the paper who was not “honorary,” the managing editor of the journal confirmed. He and the same co-authors recently lost three other […] The post “All co-authors are honorary:” Team earns fifth retraction appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Pope Francis to Meet Auschwitz Survivors During Visit to Poland

AP at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis poses for a family picture with migrants of the San Francesco association at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 8, 2016.] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Pope Francis will meet hospitalized children and survivors of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz and ride on a tram when he visits Poland next month -- and is planning a surprise, officials said Thursday. Francis...more »

Israel Beefs Up Troops in West Bank After Deadly Attack in Tel Aviv

DANIEL ESTRIN at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: People console each other near the scene of a shooting attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in central Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing four people and wounding at least five others, Israel police said. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel on Thursday imposed a series of sweeping restrictions on Palestinian movement and deployed hundreds of additional troops to the West Bank in response to a Tel Aviv attack that killed four Israelis. The shooting, carried out... more »

U.S.-Backed Fighters Almost Surround ISIS Stronghold in Syria

AP at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Syrian men check the damage outside a building hit by overnight shelling in Aleppo's rebel-held Qasr al-Bustan neighbourhood on June 9, 2016. Government bombardment of eastern Aleppo on June 8 hit within a few hundred metres (yards) of three medical facilities, including near Al-Hakim and near the Al-Bayan hospital, leaving at least 15 civilians dead. / AFP / KARAM AL-MASRI (Photo credit should read KARAM AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images)] BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed fighters on Thursday closed all major roads leading to the northern Syrian town of Manbij, a stronghold of the Islamic ... more »

WE'RE ALL MANCHURIAN NOW: The Lithwick vapors!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016Part 4—We're with anti-Communist:* A dishonest anti-Communist witch hunt lies at the heart of the 1962 film, The Manchurian Candidate. Poor, friendless Raymond Shaw has been brainwashed by Communist forces somewhere in Manchuria. When he returns to the U.S., his mother is directing his hapless stepfather, Senator Iselin, as he conducts a crazily dishonest, McCarthyite anti-Communist crusade. How inane is Senator Iselin's crusade? He keeps using a different number as he describes the number of Communists inside the federal government. On the whole, the press...more »

"Terror" in Tel Aviv: Distraction and Meme Reinforcement

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
* Meme Reinforcement* Of course this "attack" reinforces the common mind virus of Israeli victim/Arab terrorist. Lone democracy, really a theocracy, surrounded by hostile neighbours- blah, blah, blah So, Yawn, on all that. *Distractions?* Let's see we have a few interesting situations that Israel may want to sweep under the rug or shine a light on. "Terror attacks" are a familiar pattern, one I really noticed with the Syrian destabilization. Some allegedly important meeting or conference is set to take place and boom! A terror attack. As if to highlight the importance or non im... more »

Bernie's free college probably won't get you a job...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*Mike Rowe and Bill Whittle weigh in on the college issue.* Why this obsession with having everyone go to college? Graduating with a degree in psychology, English literature, or women's studies will just about guarantee that you'll spend the rest of your life making coffee at Starbucks - until you're replaced by a robot, that is. I see it here with every kid coming out of high school heading off to North Idaho College (community college) to take remedial courses in math and reading. I call it high school grades 13 and 14. Now, to be fair, there are some of the kids who are prepar... more »

China Now Challenging Japan In The East China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island (top), Minamikojima (bottom) and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 2012. Mandatory credit. REUTERS/KYODO *Reuters:* Japan protests after Chinese warship sails near disputed East China Sea islands Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador early on Thursday to express concern after a Chinese navy ship sailed close to what Japan considers its territorial waters in the East China Sea for the first time, increasing tensions over the disputed area. Japan... more »

U.S. Backed Syrian Rebels Are Being Wiped Out As The U.S. Bickers On What To Do

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
President Obama meeting in the Oval Office in late August with his national security advisers to discuss strategy on Syria, in a photo released by the White House. Credit Pete Souza/White House *Nancy A Youssef, Daily Beast:* *CIA and Pentagon Bicker While Russia Wipes Out U.S.-Backed Rebels* American-armed rebels are in deep trouble in the city of Aleppo. Washington’s response: Escalate the fight—between the U.S. military and intelligence communities. U.S.-backed opposition forces in Syria’s largest city are facing a ferocious Russian-led assault, raising fears that the rebels co... more »

U.S. To Ask Canada To Help In The Formation Of A New NATO Force In Eastern Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A NATO flag flies at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels during a NATO ambassadors meeting on the situation in Ukraine and the Crimea region, March 2, 2014. REUTERS/YVES HERMAN *Reuters*: *Exclusive: U.S. may turn to Canada for help with new NATO force in east Europe* The United States could turn to Canada to help it establish a new NATO force in eastern Europe as a deterrent against Russia because it is struggling to win support from its European allies, diplomats say. Despite its show of force with a military exercise across eastern Europe this month that involved more than 20... more »

U.S. Army Invents New Earplugs That Will Enhance Hearing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics:* *The U.S. Army Is Rolling Out Superhuman Hearing to Soldiers* *Wearable tech also saves troops' hearing from the din of war.​* Now, the U.S. Army's PEO Soldier program has come up with the best of both worlds. TCAPS is $2,000 pair of earbuds designed to limit battlefield noise exposure, cutting off noise that reach a set decibel threshold. The wearer can still hear gunshots and estimate their direction, but the noise is dampened to a non-damaging level thanks to microphones that detect the noise, and internals that use sound canceling technology to modify it f... more »

FAA Issues Warning That Sometime This June A Military Test Could Disrupt All GPS On The West Coast

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The Federal Aviation Administration has released an advisory for expected GPS interference this month. The outages will be caused by a test to be conducted by the military, but it is not sure what kind of device will be tested. ( Federal Aviation Administration ) *Tech Times: **Top Secret Military Test This June Will Disrupt GPS On The West Coast, FAA Warns: What Could It Be? * The Federal Aviation Administration has released an advisory for expected GPS interference in several days this month, with the outages to be caused by testing to be done by the United States military. The... more »

A Look At The Homemade Mortars Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
It took the Kurdish fighters days to figure out how to fire the homemade mortar, but when they did, it worked. (FoxNews.com) *FOX News*: *Kurds hit ISIS with makeshift mortar stolen from the terror army* The makeshift mortar looked like something from an old pirate ship, and it took the Kurdish fighters several days to figure out how to use the improvised weapon seized in a skirmish with ISIS. When they finally did, they crouched behind sandbags and launched a series of homemade shells found with the device at a village held by the terrorist group a mile away. As each projectile b... more »

Are Tensions Between The U.S. And Russia Increasing The Risk Of A 'Dirty Bomb' Attack In Europe?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Poor U.S.-Russia relations increase risk of dirty bomb in Europe - experts* Tension between Russia and the West may be distracting them from cooperating to prevent an accidental nuclear confrontation or a dirty bomb attack by militants, nuclear policy experts said on Tuesday. Former U.S. Secretary of Defence William Perry said he regretted the current lack of communication between the United States and Russia, which went into a deep freeze after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea. "We are about to recreate the conditions that nearly brought us to the brink of nuclear w... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
25% of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million population will be infected with Zika by the end of 2016, the CDC estimates https://t.co/WbkLiO9Oii — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 8, 2016

Massive Sinkhole Opens Up In Ottawa Near Canada’s parliament

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Canadian authorities were forced to evacuate a mall and surrounding buildings just 500 meters from the national parliament after a gigantic sinkhole opened up on a main road in the Ottawa City officials say it was fortunate no one was hurt. RT reports: The giant hole, measuring from sidewalk to sidewalk opened up on Wednesday around 10:30 a.m. forcing city authorities to cut power and evacuate businesses a few blocks from Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct as people reported smelling a gas leak and water gushing from the sinkhole. Rideau Mall, the Westin Ottawa, the Shaw Centre Convent...more »

Iraq’s Oil Revenue Up In May 2016 But Still Short Of Meeting Costs

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
In May 2016 Iraq’s oil revenue went up due to an increase in price for its crude. This happened despite a dip in exports. International oil prices have been going up in 2016 helping Iraq bring in much needed cash. Unfortunately the country is still not earning enough for the government to meet its minimum costs. Last month Iraq exportedan average of 3.2 million barrels of oil per day. That was back to the levels seen at the beginning of the year after the Oil Ministry reached a post-2003 high in April with 3.364 million barrels. As usual, oil sales fluctuate, and in May there was... more »

Investigator: FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: This Oct. 14, 2015 file photo shows the Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. Despite new legal powers to compel recalls and sophisticated technology to fingerprint pathogens, the Food and Drug Administration allowed some food-safety investigations to drag on, placing consumers in jeopardy of death or serious illness, according to the inspector general’s office at the Department of Health and Human Services.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA tes... more »

More intolerance from followers of the Religion of Peace

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
The Telegraph reports that: 'A waitress in a cafe in central Nice has filed a police complaint after she was allegedly assaulted by two men because she refused to "stop serving alcohol" on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. The alleged beating in the French Riviera town historically famed for its sun, palm-fringed beach front and quality of life, has prompted a heated political debate over whether the country is increasingly becoming prey to "religious fundamentalism and ghettoised communities". The issue has become increasingly fraught less than a year before presidential ... more »

French Special Forces On Ground In Syria…To Advise Rebels

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
France has confirmed that it has deployed its special forces on the ground in northern Syria A French Defense Ministry official said that they were there advise Syrian rebels in their fight against ISIS: “The offensive at Manbij is clearly being backed by a certain number of states including France. It’s the usual support – it’s advisory” The French special forces will not intervene militarily themselves and are not supposed to engage in combat with ISIS militants, the ministry official added. RT reports: Until now, France admitted the presence of some 150 special forces in the regio... more »

Getting steamed by nuclear power

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 13 hours ago
District heating has been big in the Big Apple since the eighties... that is, the 1880's.  The whole island of Manhattan is cris-crossed with steam pipes which occasionally make the news. On a whim, I tried to find the price of steam in Manhattan.  I was somewhat surprised when I found it.  Steam goes for about $31 per thousand pounds, and each pound carries about 1200 BTU of energy.  This comes

Czechia, the main defender of the Second Amendment in EU

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Czechia is objectively one of the safest countries in the world. For example, in the newest 2016 Global Peace Index that the Australian IEP Institute released yesterday, Czechia is the #6 most peaceful country after Iceland, Denmark, Austria, New Zealand, and Portugal, and ahead of Switzerland, Canada, Japan, and Slovakia. The table 6.4, the "militarization domain", shows Hungary, Czechia, and Iceland as the top three most peaceful countries. *A ČZ 75 pistol. Over a million of those have been made since the 1970s. Incidentally, the word "pistol" most likely originates in the early... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 9th June)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 14 hours ago
Middle-class savings squeeze: a third of ABC1 families borrow to pay an unexpected bill of £500 According to a new YouGov survey, 31% of ABC1 workers, which includes junior managers and professionals, would struggle to pay an unexpected £500 bill. The figure rises to 46% for manual workers and the unemployed. Overall, 14% of those questioned could not pay a bill of just £100 without borrowing

Bilderberg Fears the Precariat, the Monster They Created...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 14 hours ago
kinda scary update about this year's Bilderberg 2016 global financial/ethical meeting from Dresden in Germany... *MORE FOR YOU, SLAVE: ...*and just because you love this crazy play-action, here's more of it for you - this time from The Master of Conspiracy Reality, Alex Jones. Go directly to 08:50 in the following new clip if you wanna avoid all the local-corp crap and dive straight into the Bilderberg News.

Bob Braun Ponders Before Saying Yes to Hillary

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
"THE ISSUE IN THE 2016 ELECTION--As my friend Peter Dorfman points out, the only issue left in the 2016 election is whether the nation can be stopped from sinking into authoritarian neo-Fascism abetted by cowardly and cynical Republicans. Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton is concerned about income inequality, universal health care, immigration reform, climate change, the link between money and politics, higher education reform or any of the other issues so eloquently raised by Bernie Sanders. The only question left to me is whether I believe it would be better to abet a cor...more »

Fire Damage

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 14 hours ago
I found myself with some time on my hands earlier this week so I decided to take a little stroll. Having more or less gotten the house into a decent state, I needed to get out to stretch my legs. I wanted to investigate a section of brush along the road down by a nearby golf course to check out fire damage and maybe spot a few birds for my year list. Along the way, I passed a fire break which had been created between the back side and Dickinsfield and the Birchwood Trail system. While you might think a burned out forest is a dead and lifeless void, we still have a great deal of... more »

PLOS ONE retracts 2 malaria papers over doubts experiments ever took place

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Authors have retracted a pair of PLOS ONE papers after an investigation suggested the articles might contain some fiction. In the papers, the authors describe collecting and analyzing the DNA of mosquitoes to look for changes following the introduction of bed nets treated with insecticides to combat malaria. However, an investigation by the Institut de Recherche pour […] The post PLOS ONE retracts 2 malaria papers over doubts experiments ever took place appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Family Of Dr Jeff Bradstreet Say Forensic Evidence Points To Murder

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Its been almost a year since Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet, a renowned physician known for his skepticism of vaccinations and his progressive autism research, was found dead under suspicious circumstances. He was found dead, floating in a North Carolina river with a single gunshot wound to his chest on June 19th 2015. New details regarding the death of Dr Bradstreet have been revealed through a recent interview conducted by the producer of the documentary VAXXED. Polly Tommey. In the video below she talks to the late doctors brother and sister in law Thom and Candice Bradstreet: Video by ... more »

Beltway Political Bosses Don't Put Much Premium On The Independent Minded Or The Uncorruptible

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Recently Farron Cousins spoke with Alan Grayson about why he has such a beef with the corporate establishment Democrats who run the Senate, particularly out-going leader Harry Reid and-- unless someone can stop him-- in-coming leader Chuck Schumer, two of the most grotesquely corrupt men to ever hold U.S. Senate seats. Cousins reminds his audience that Grayson has always been an anti-establishment type-- running and winning against an incumbent Republican without any help from the DCCC on a platform primarily based on ending the Iraq War. "Grayson," Cousins wrote, "has made himse... more »

Trump’s Son-in-Law Emerges as Quiet Force on Campaign

STEVE PEOPLES, JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this May 2, 2016, file photo, Jared Kushner, left, and Ivanka Trump arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in New York. A new power player has emerged among the feuding factions behind Trump’s presidential campaign, one that through the bonds of marriage enjoys a direct line to the Republican billionaire. Despite limited political experience and some family baggage, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is playing an active, and previously unreported, role in ... more »

Courage in the Face of Persecution: Robert Oscar Lopez Resigns Tenured Position

Anika Smith at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez - 900] This week Robert Oscar Lopez, formerly professor of English and Classics at California State University, Northridge, announced that he would no longer be teaching at CSUN, for the sake of his soul. His announcement came after years of harassment from... more »

Trump Has Jumped the Great White Race Shark, But What About Judge Curiel and La Raza?

John Zmirak at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Trump Rally protester - 900] Republicans are scrambling to deal with the statements which Donald Trump won’t stop making about Gonzalo Curiel, the judge picked to preside over an upcoming fraud trial, where plantiffs who claim they were ripped off by Trump University will air their grievances -- even as Trump runs... more »

Awkward: Dems Dance Around the Word ‘Quit’ on Sanders

LAURIE KELLMAN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Bernie Shadow] WASHINGTON (AP) -- What to do when one presidential candidate clinches her party’s presidential nod but her effectively vanquished rival refuses to leave the race? First, avoid saying the words “quit” or “exit” and “Bernie Sanders” in the same discussion,... more »

Paper That Tied Conservatives to Psychotic Traits Reverses Conclusion

Blake Neff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Argument] A group of researchers has issued a dramatic correction to a paper that linked political conservatism to psychotic traits. The paper in question was "Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies," authored by Brad Verhulst and Lindon Eaves of Virginia Commonwealth... more »

Papanice House, plan, by Paolo Portoghesi

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 15 hours ago
As much a pattern as it is a plan for a house … [image: S1_U2_SU4_P2_2] [Pic from P. von Meiss’s *Elements of architecture*] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

US Intelligence To Unleash ‘Smart’ Spy Cameras on Every Corner

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Privacy is about to be seriously undermined in the United States, but according to the latest idea from US intelligence, it may also be a powerful tool to counter terrorism and mass shootings. George Orwell’s 1984 is playing out right before our very eyes. This week, the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) launched a new program which is designed to train computers to identify potential shooters and terrorists… before they have a chance to act. Sputnik news reports: Officials note that the primary challenge of current surveillance is identifying threats and tra... more »

Responding to a Believer in False Science

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 16 hours ago
I have just responded to a comment on the jonova site, from a skeptic who wanted to know how to respond to an AGW (anthropogenic global warming) believer, who claimed that skeptics "conflated natural with anthropogenic" factors in pointing out the infamous "global warming pause" since 1997, and so lacked mental acuity, or words to that effect. I responded by referring to a recent post of mine here: *To put it bluntly, you are dealing with a believer in current, politically correct dogma, sanctioned by an incompetent generation of scientists, who have worked for two generations to ad... more »

Istvan Sky, Estas Tonne, and Reka Fodor Perform at the Everness Festival in Hungary

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
*Published on Jun 8, 2016* Everness Festival in Hungary. Thanks to electricity glitch during performance we had a chance to experience a power of moment in which there where no hesitation of stopping. Estas Tonne and Reka Fodor joined by Istvan Sky together with an audience ensured once agin that in the end it will always going to be alright and if it is not, yet, then it surely not an end. Video made by Geri Dagys More info about artists Estas Tonne - http://estastonne.com Reka Fodor - https://www.facebook.com/fodor.reka.5 Istvan Sky Kék Ég - http://miracles.hu https://istvansky... more »

Former Archbishop Investigated For Covering Up For Paedophile Priest

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Police are investigating the former Archbishop of York over allegations that he covered up for a paedophile colleague. Lord Hope did not act on information he was given about abuse by Reverend Robert Waddington, former Dean of Manchester, who died in 2007. Throughout his long career as a paedophile, during which senior clergy praised him as someone with “a special gift with boys”, children were abused in Australia, where Waddington also worked, as well as in England. The Mail Online reports: North Yorkshire police yesterday confirmed it was looking into the Church of England’s ‘hand... more »

Colorado Has Enough Natural Gas to Heat Hundreds of Millions of Homes, Says U.S. Government

DAN ELLIOTT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Natural Gas Power Plant, Electricity, Energy] DENVER (AP) -- Western Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than previously thought, but an immediate boom is unlikely because of low gas prices, government and industry experts said Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the Mancos Shale formation... more »

Socialism Attacks the Family, Just as Its Inventors Intended

Paul Kengor at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Socialism Traditional Family - 900] Last year, "socialism" was the most looked-up word at Merriam-Webster.com. That is hardly a surprise. It clearly reflects growing interest, especially with the remarkable surge of lifetime socialist Bernie Sanders, who has won a pile of states in pursuing the... more »

Up to 5,000 Nurses Set to Strike on June 19, Say Union Leaders

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: nurse medicaid computer tablet] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Union leaders representing about 5,000 nurses in the Twin Cities say nurses at five hospitals plan to go on a one-week strike after rejecting the latest contract offer from Allina Health. The Minnesota Nurses Association gave notice... more »

Ryan Security Plan Stresses Border Control, Immigration

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this March 23, 2016, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the chopping block, including President Barack Obama’s health care law and tax credits for children of immigrants living in the country illegally. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is proposing to secure U.S. borders by overhauling the immigration system and installing robust defenses to keep out extremists,...more »

Iran Arrests Canadian Female Professor Without Cause

JON GAMBRELL at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Professor Homa Hoodfar was first arrested in March, and then again in recent days.] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A retired Canadian-Iranian professor who studies women’s issues across the Middle East has been detained without charges in Tehran, her family said Thursday, the latest dual national held by authorities there since Iran’s nuclear...more »

Explaining Donald Trump

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] NEW YORK -- If there is one explanation for Donald Trump’s success it is this: Unlike most Republicans, he fights back. He may not have the late Muhammad Ali’s finesse, but he sees himself as more than capable of dealing... more »

The Economy: Greg Hunter, "Dire Financial Warnings and Debt Jubilee- David Morgan"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Dire Financial Warnings and Debt Jubilee- David Morgan"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Finance and economy writer David Morgan says there has been a noticeable increase in dire warnings from some of the biggest names in the investing world. Why are the elite sounding the alarm on another financial meltdown? Morgan says, “One reason is they see it’s rather imminent, so, could it be this year? Absolutely. I have been kind of right and wrong on this. I am right about the deterioration in the economy, the money supply and the inability to directly address the problem. Where you p... more »

"EBT Card Outage?: It Is 8 Days Into June And Many Americans Are STILL Waiting For Food Stamp Money"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"EBT Card Outage? It Is 8 Days Into June And Many * *Americans Are STILL Waiting For Food Stamp Money"* By Michael Snyder "Widespread reports continue to pour in from all over the nation of “glitches” with the food stamp system. It is eight days into the month and large numbers of people still have not received their benefits, and in other instances it is being reported that EBT cards are simply not working correctly. So what in the world is going on here? On downdetector.com there are scores of reports of problems with the EBT system from people all over the nation. Could this sim... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet, On Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"On Time"* "And an astronomer said, "Master, what of Time?" And he answered: "You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons. Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing. Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness, And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Wings II ~ Return To Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*2002, “Wings II ~ Return To Freedom”* "Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a “virtual choir” with a celestial, angelic quality." LONG Playlist - over 1 hour of soothing, relaxing music by 2002. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pvkx_vgBl8 ○ The band 2002 live performance at the ZMR Music Awards in New Orleans, May 17th, 2014 - https://www.you... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
“While drifting through the cosmos, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud became sculpted by stellar winds and radiation to assume a recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula (M42). A potentially rewarding but difficult object to view personally with a small telescope, the above gorgeously detailed image was taken in 2013 in infrared light by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope in honor of the 23rd anniversary of Hubble's launch. *Click image for larger size.* The dark molecular cloud, roughly 1,500 light years distan... more »

Chet Raymo, “Knowledge and Power”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“Knowledge and Power”* by Chet Raymo "Two paintings by the French neo-classicist Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825). The first is of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, the chemist, sometimes called "the Father of Modern Chemistry", who I blogged about on Friday, and his wife Marie-Anne. It was painted in 1788, on the eve of the French Revolution. The second, of course, is Napoleon, pictured crossing the Alps with his army, painted in 1800, not long after Napoleon took power in France. The paintings bracket a dozen of the most tumultuous years in French history. *Click image for larger size.*... more »

The Poet: John O'Donohue, "Beannacht/Blessing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Beannacht/Blessing"* "On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you. And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets in to you, may a flock of colors, indigo, red, green, and azure blue come to awaken in you a meadow of delight. When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you, may there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ... more »

Charlie Chaplin, “A Message For All Of Humanity”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“A Message For All Of Humanity”* Charlie Chaplin "The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in; machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity, more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities life will be violent and... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Palm Coast, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Attack on USS Liberty, June 8, 1967"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"The Attack on USS Liberty, June 8, 1967"* by Ray McGovern "What’s the difference between murder and massacre? The answer is Terry Halbardier, whose bravery and ingenuity as a 23-year-old Navy seaman spelled the difference between the murder of 34 of the USS Liberty crew and the intended massacre of all 294. The date was June 8, 1967; and for the families of the 34 murdered and for the Liberty’s survivors and their families, it is a “date which will live in infamy”- like the date of an earlier surprise attack on the U.S. Navy. The infamy is two-fold: (1) the Liberty, a virtually d... more »

Satire: “Cavs Replace ‘All In’ Slogan With Quote From Jean-Paul Sartre”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“Cavs Replace ‘All In’ Slogan With Quote From Jean-Paul Sartre”* By Andy Borowitz CLEVELAND (The Borowitz Report)— “As they prepare for Game 3 of the N.B.A. Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have replaced their official slogan, “All In,” with a quotation by the French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. On Wednesday, workers at Quicken Loans Arena unfurled a huge wine-and-gold banner emblazoned with the new Cavaliers slogan, “All Human Activities Are Doomed to Failure.” The Cavaliers’ choice of an abridged quote from Sartre’s “Being and Nothingness” (1943) as their new slog... more »

"Truth Is Treason..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago

The Economy: “Funniest BLS Report Ever”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“Funniest BLS Report Ever”* by James Quinn “Only a captured government drone could put out a report showing only 38,000 new jobs created, with the working age population rising by 205,000, and have the balls to report the unemployment rate plunged from 5.0% to 4.7%, the lowest since August 2007. If you ever needed proof these worthless bureaucrats are nothing more than propaganda peddlers for the establishment, this report is it. The two previous months were revised significantly downward in the fine print of the press release. It is absolutely mind boggling that these government ... more »

"Democracy..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." - H. L. Mencken Oh, and you will get it alright, lol... Unless she's indicted.

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1HcpOtAYhc

“The Only Thing Necessary for Evil to Triumph Is…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
* “The Only Thing Necessary for Evil to Triumph Is…”* by Paul Rosenberg “I’m betting that most of my readers can complete this phrase. The problem is, it isn’t quite true. Edmund Burke, its supposed source, was a good man, but that doesn’t make the saying true. Here’s the complete passage, in the form most of us know: "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Yes, there is a time when good men and women must stand up for what’s right, even when it involves risk, but that moment comes only after evil has already been well established and is powerf...more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud by chance has assumed this recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is some 1,500 light-years distant, embedded in the vast Orion cloud complex. *Click image for larger size.* About five light-years "tall", the dark cloud is cataloged as Barnard 33 and is visible only because its obscuring dust is silhouetted against the glowing red emission nebula IC 434. Stars are forming within the dark cloud. Contrasting blue reflection nebula NGC 2023, surrounding a hot, young star, is at the low... more »

"Choices..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"In this life we have to make many choices. Some are very important choices. Some are not. Many of our choices are between good and evil. The choices we make, however, determine to a large extent our happiness or our unhappiness, because we have to live with the consequences of our choices. Making perfect choices all of the time is not possible. It just doesn't happen. But it is possible to make good choices we can live with and grow from." - James E. Faust

Paulo Coelho, "Emotional independence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Emotional independence"* by Paulo Coelho "At the beginning of our life and again when we get old, we need the help and affection of others. Unfortunately, between these two periods of our life, when we are strong and able to look after ourselves, we don t appreciate the value of affection and compassion. As our own life begins and ends with the need for affection, wouldn't it be better if we gave compassion and love to others while we are strong and capable?" The above words were said by the present Dalai Lama. Really, it is very curious to see that we are proud of our emotional ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Munich, Bayern, Germany. Thanks for stopping by!

"Being Afraid..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"You speak of being afraid. Yet fear is something you generate in yourself, from your mind's lack of control; and you will learn to look at it and discover for yourself when you choose to be afraid. The first thing you must do is acknowledge that the fear is yours, and you can bid it come and go at will. Begin with this; whenever you feel fear that prevents choice say to yourself: 'What has made me feel fear? Why have I chosen to feel this fear preventing my choice, instead of feeling the freedom to choose?' Fear is a way of not allowing yourself to choose freely what you will do n... more »

“Was Hillary Caught Colluding With AP To Announce Delegate Win Before California?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“Was Hillary Caught Colluding With * *AP To Announce Delegate Win Before California?”* by Tyler Durden “Conspiracy theory may be about to become conspiracy fact once again as the oddly-timed proclamation by the Associated Press last night that Hillary had secured enough delegates to win the Democratic Party nomination may have been planned days in advance... As we detailed earlier, on a day with no voting, based on AP's surveys of the un-named anonymous super-delegates, they stated that Hillary had the 2383 delegates to secure the nomination... as Mike Krieger exclaimed, "Last nigh... more »

The Poet: Philip Levine, “Another Song”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“Another Song”* “Words go on travelling from voice to voice while the phones are still and the wires hum in the cold. Now and then dark winter birds settle slowly on the crossbars, where huddled they caw out their loneliness. Except for them the March world is white and barely alive. The train to Providence moans somewhere near the end of town, and the churning of metal on metal from so many miles away is only a high thin note trilling the frozen air. Years ago I lived not far from here, grown to fat and austerity, a man who came closely shaven to breakfast and ate in sil... more »

"Is It Worth It?

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill "Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, name-call to try to intimidate us? They will. There's nothing safe about it. But is it worth it? Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it? Is America worth it?" - Christine O'Donn... more »

Good, Good Father

Shelly Duffer at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Praise Awe God Creation Great Celebration - 900] Sometimes I find the love of God to be overwhelming. I have this habit of putting God under a microscope. Studying him, from afar. Keeping him at a distance, as it were; examining him as I would a case study in... more »

The BBC protecting their antisemitic friends in Hamas

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Just a few hours after a Palestinian terrorist (or terrorists) killed three Israeli Jews and severely injured three more, the BBC have decided that the main news isn't that Islamists have killed Jews but that Israel has responded by putting restrictions on Palestinians travelling into Israel. Apparently: 'Israel says it has suspended entry permits for 83,000 Palestinians after gunmen killed four people in an attack at an open-air complex in Tel Aviv. Two Palestinians from the occupied West Bank opened fire on shoppers and diners at the Sarona precinct, officials said.' Oddly ... more »

Rep. Lamar Smith has valid reasons for investigating NOAA

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/rep-lamar-smith-has-valid-reasons-for-investigating-noaa.html Climate Change Dispatch have a good guest post from Steven Capozzola about Lamar Smith’s investigation of NOAA’s “Pausebuster” data fiddling: Reading the news lately, one might think that Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is some sort of backwards character from the 19th century, a “member of the Flat Earth […]

Edi Truell warns that remaining in the EU will affect state pensions

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
'Edi Truell, former chairman of the London Pension Fund Authority and founder of the Pension Insurance Corporation, has said that he is backing a Brexit to protect British pensions. His stark warning over the terrible cost of staying in the EU comes amid further revelations that Brussels wants to take control of the British tax system with a European tax code imposed across the 28 member states.' More here http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/677801/new-EU-threat-pension-expert-vote-leave-protect-retirement-pots but definitely not on the institutionally pro EU BBC.

Sacred Ponca 'Resistance Corn' Planted in Path of Keystone XL Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 20 hours ago
Photo: Casey Camp with her two sons at the Reject and Protect event in Washington, DC. (Photo by Garth Lenz for Bold Nebraska and iLCP) Resistance Corn By Bold Nebraska Casey Camp–a committed Ponca leader, actress and environmentalist–grabs anyone’s attention when she walks in the room. Her strength is felt immediately and her words stay with you long after they are spoken. It is Casey

Bolivia Pablo Solon: Living Well in Nature with Balance

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 20 hours ago
Photo by Michelle Cook, Navajo Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2010. Censored News celebrates our most viewed post with this reflection from Bolivia's Pablo Solon 'The goal of human beings is not the control of nature, but to take care of nature as when one takes care of the mother who gave him life.' -- Pablo Solon Bolivia’s legislation

Zumwalt-class a Destroyer of Lives

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago
*Letters to Editor* *Times Record (Brunswick, Maine)* I am writing regarding the christening of the Navy’s Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer that is going to take place on June 18 at Bath Iron Works. I do not believe many things that the Navy, or the Pentagon states. Those two entities are masters of deception in many ways. However, the designation of the ship as a “destroyer” is one instance where they speak the truth. Does it strike anyone else as being sadly ironic that a vessel that is designed for destruction, including the destruction of who knows how many human being... more »

Welcome to Democracy in America......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago
So in California the polls were showing Hillary and Bernie Sanders were in a statistical tie for the Democratic primary. Then she wins by 13%. Was it because several mainstream media outlets declared the day before the vote that Hillary had already won the nomination? Or was it because in California many new voters were given the wrong information about which ballot they needed to request at the polls? (There were tons of stories about this happening - even that the poll workers were mis-trained to give the wrong information.) Hillary and Donald are long time buddies. I believ... more »

Pentagon Uses Russian Rocket Engines

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago
RT called me yesterday to comment on the effort by some in Congress to force the Pentagon to stop buying rocket engines from Russia. How ironic this story turns out to be......

Hillary Clinches, But the Fist Still Clenches

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 21 hours ago
Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders at least semi-fair and square. Despite numerous reports of fraud and mayhem at polling places and caucus sites, despite corporate press coverage of the Vermont senator which has run the gamut from zilch to negative to condescending, enough genuine human beings apparently liked her, really liked her, well enough to grant her the "presumptive" Democratic nomination. Race and fear and gender identity politics are still highly persuasive selling points, even for people who lack a steady job, are in student debt up to their ears, and struggle to subsis... more »

Back To Work.....sort of

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 21 hours ago
The extended time off has had me itching to get back to work, not necessarily because I love it but mainly because my return will mean I'm truly back to my regular routine. With the events of the past month, it will also return a much-needed sense of normalcy and I'm sure sure I'm not the only one here striving for that. For about a week now I've been checking the bus schedules for work religiously to see when they would be back up and running again. This past Monday would normally have been the first scheduled day of a shift for me and so I was hoping to be back by then. I ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Chin Up, Soldier!

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Army Training] A U.S. Army soldier conducts physical training while deployed in San Marcos, Guatemala, on May 30, 2016. Thank you to this soldier for serving our nation!

California Primary Results In Voter Suppression, Election Fraud

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Disenfranchised Bernie Sanders supporters have flooded social media with reports of voter suppression, organized chaos and election fraud in the California primary amid a total media blackout. The California primary wasn’t an election, it was a coup featuring illegal, underhand tactics usually associated with dictatorships in undemocratic states – media collusion, voter suppression, election fraud, and a system fundamentally rigged in favour of the establishment. Make no mistake, Senator Bernie Sanders supporters lost their ballots, their democratic rights, by the hundreds of thousa... more »

FBI: Hillary Emails To Be ‘Used As Evidence’ Against Her

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The FBI have filed a motion in federal court declaring that everything on Hillary Clinton’s private email server can be used in a potential criminal case against her. All emails and email accounts the FBI have in their possession were submitted to court as evidence of potential criminal activity, according to a report by The Hill. “All of the materials retrieved from any electronic equipment obtained from former Secretary Clinton for the investigation are evidence, potential evidence, or information that has not yet been assessed for evidentiary value,” read part of the court filin... more »

U.S. Joins Forces With al-Qaeda To Oust Assad

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The US have announced a strategic partnership with al-Qaeda in order to overthrow the Syrian government and oust President Assad. Former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told RT that the US is “ready to de facto ally” with al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria by using moderate groups to achieve its anti-Assad objectives. Syrian Free Press reports: The US “is effectively siding with a branch of Al-Qaeda” in Syria, Peter Ford told RT, speaking of Washington’s recent request to Moscow not to target Al-Nusra positions with air strikes for the sake of moderate opposition groups located in the ... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 21 hours ago
*How is global warming impacting the world’s penguins?* *There may be other challenges impacting penguin numbers but we can be absolutely certain that global warming is not hurting them. Why? Because penguins live in the Southern hemisphere only, overwhelmingly in Antarctica. And Antarctica is NOT warming. The ice cover there continues to GROW in fact. If you asked the question "What impact is Antarctic cooling having?" that would be a more sensible question* Not surprisingly, penguins—those cute and quirky flightless birds of the Southern Hemisphere that are loved by humans ... more »

A letter from a large British business that the BBC won't report

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
The BBC report the warnings of pro REMAIN politicians and business people as if they were on tablets of stone. However when it's a pro BREXIT message they are less keen.

NATO Launch World War 3 Military Drill On Russian Border

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
NATO have kicked off their Anaconda-16 war games against Russia, gathering the largest amount of troops on the Russian border since World War II. The huge military exercises are part of the “summer of provocation” which NATO hope will prompt a new Cold War with Russia which will then lead to World War 3. Sputniknews.com reports: The war game, titled Anaconda-16, will take place in Poland ahead of next month’s NATO summit in Warsaw, where officials are expected to approve permanent troops to be stationed in the country and throughout eastern Europe, to combat what they consistently r... more »

Israel Calls For Ethnic Cleansing Of 300,000 Palestinians

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A senior Israeli minister has called for the ethnic cleansing of over 300,000 Palestinians living in Israel, claiming that they have no right to be there. Uri Ariel, minister of agriculture, told the Times of Israel that the country should expel any Palestinians living in Area C of the West Bank due to the fact that “there are no Arabs at all” living there. Telesurtv.net reports: “This is not the first time that Israeli officials have indulged in demeaning, racist and dehumanizing rhetoric against Palestinians,” said the press director for Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah ... more »

MH17 Documents Seized From Private Detective “Prove Conspiracy”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
German and Swiss officials have confiscated MH17 documents belonging to a private detective which potentially blow the lid on what really happened. Private detective Josep Resch had been conducting his own investigation of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before his house was raided and documents seized. Investigators say the the documents may offer them clues as to what happened to the infamous flight. Sputniknews.com reports: Some of the papers are said to be “explosive” and could help determine the culprits. According to De Telegraaf daily, the German detective began his own probe... more »

Missing NASA Scientist Found Murdered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Police are investigating the potential murder of a NASA scientist who went missing on Saturday near her home in Maryland. The body of 48-year-old Tiffany Moisan was found in a wooded area behind a Food Lion store, one day after her family reported her missing to police. CBS News reports: Princess Anne Police Chief Tim Bozman says Moisan’s vehicle was found in the store’s parking lot. Her body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Police say there were no apparent signs of foul play, but the investigation will stay open until autopsy results are in. Keith... more »

France Announce Likely Exit From Europe Ahead of Brexit Vote

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A new survey has found that France are on the brink of leaving Europe, as anti-EU sentiment sweeps the continent ahead of a likely Brexit vote in the UK later this month. The pan-European survey by the Pew Research Center found that 61 percent of French voters have indicated they would leave Europe. Telegraph.co.uk reports: A clear majority is opposed to “ever closer union” and wants powers returned to the French parliament, a finding that sits badly with the insistence by President Francois Hollande that “more Europe” is the answer to the EU’s woes. “It is a protest against the eli... more »

UN Shamefully Remove Saudi Arabia From Human Rights Blacklist

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The United Nations have succumbed to pressure from Saudi Arabia by removing the country from a UN blacklist for violating children’s rights. The UN had put the Saudi regime on the list just one week ago, saying the coalition it is leading in Yemen was responsible for 60 percent of child deaths and injuries in 2015, killing 510 and wounding 667. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s decision to reverse the decision has resulted in condemnation from various rights groups who say the UN are guilty of shameful flip-flopping. Thinkprogress.org reports: The decision to remove Saudi Arabia from... more »

Obama: Snowden Should have Used “Official Channels”

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The harsh reality is that official channels were then a road to personal destruction. That is amply proven by the histories of other brave men and women who were immediately attacked as to personal credibility and character and driven from their professions. Snowden's answer was the only correct solution to the problem he faced. By dumping all the data and removing himself from direct attack, he has allowed others to make up their own minds. This is now happening and reforms are now underway everywhere. Even police departments know that NSA is listening and think twice on the... more »

ObamaCare Isn't Working - These Five Charts Show Why

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The promise of a universal medical insurance system is very clear cut. Covering everyone actually lowers the per person cost. Yet the opposite happened here and that ensures that less folks are able to pay premiums. The result is a sick system with plenty of game playing aimed at sticking the government. The mere fact that it is costing more means the program is badly flawed. The other components of that failure merely confirms that. Providers are been driven out of the system now. Recall every other country has got a system that works. Could these folks come to their sen... more »

CDC Forced to Release Proof They Knew Vaccine Preservative Causes Autism

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
We see a three fold increase in incidence of autism over a single decade clearly associated with an increased application of Thimerosal. This led directly to it been banned in 1999. Yet it is still been used extensively? These two items inform us of the current state of affairs. We have all been exposed. The good news is that for the majority of us it is metabolized and likely lodged safely in our tissues out of harms way. The bad news is that for a rare few real neurological damage happens. It is also clearly dose sensitive as well, but still the risk is never zero. Thus... more »

Gardasil: The Decision We Will Always Regret

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
One more sad story that confirms again that something is wrong with our vaccine delivery protocols. There is likely nothing wrong with the agents themselves as no commonality exists across platforms. That at least is something. Evidence to date suggests though that the actual carriers are the source of the problem. Inasmuch as the pathological evidence shows cellular layer damage in the brain in minute amounts, i suspect we are dealing with allergic lesions that clear up soon enough but leave damage behind. That evidence of this has been statistically apparent from the begin... more »

Here Comes Iran's Nuclear Compliance Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago

Picture Of the Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Helicopter Maintenance* Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Ramos, left, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Micah Rupp conduct maintenance on an MH-60S helicopter on the flight deck of hospital ship USNS Mercy in the Pacific Ocean, June 7, 2016, to prepare for the first mission stop in Timor Leste. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hank Gettys

Why Is Russia Toning Down Its Rhetoric And Restraining Its Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Vladimir Putin (C) shakes hands with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu during a meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, November 24, 2014. Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters *Pavel K. Baev, Brookings:* *Russia is showing uncharacteristic prudence—Why, and will it last?* With the NATO summit in Warsaw coming up in July, the rhetoric in many Western quarters is becoming shriller about the need to contain Russian aggression. There are good reasons for concern about Russia’s intentions and capabilities, as elaborated at the recent Lennart Meri conference in Tal... more »

Canadian Cynic Legal Defence Fund

Alison at Creekside - 1 day ago
Ezra Levant of Rebel Media is suing the Big Dog for defamation. Go show him some support : https://www.gofundme.com/28gudys Bonus track : Ezra Levant sues self for defamation .

Trump Knows What He Knows-- Orders His Pathetic Surrogates To Suspend All Thinking 'Til November

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Were you laughing when Trump whined it was inappropriate for surrogate and Adelson-nominee for Trumpish running-mate Newt Gingrich to defend Judge Gonzalo Curiel against Trump's bizarre racist onslaught? The Newtster responded by suggesting Trump might ride into the GOP convention on an elephant but later reversed himself entirely and said, "Trump's complaints about the judge... are valid and reflect a growing pattern of politicized justice." Huh? How did *that* happen? Well... some of the hapless campaign surrogates he's given cash payments to-- like Florida Attorney General Pam... more »

Trumph for me beats Hillary

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
want to expond but the fact is he is succesfu;l and she is just a money hound

Are U.S. Sanctions 'Hurting' Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland says Russia is feeling 'pain' from economic sanctions imposed over its actions in Ukraine. *Radio Free Europe*: *Nuland: Russia Feeling 'Pain' Of U.S. Sanctions* WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. official says economic sanctions continue to be the most powerful leverage Washington has over Russia, and that those measures have thwarted potential Russian efforts to seize larger swaths of Ukrainian territory, including the capital. Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, also told lawmakers on June 7 tha... more »

Two U.S. Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups Are Being Deployed To The Mediterranean Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Paul McCleary, Foreign Policy*: *U.S. Navy Sends Two Aircraft Carriers to the Med in Throwback to Iraq Invasion* The Obama administration has deployed two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. The ships are expected to launch strikes on the Islamic State across Syria and Iraq — the very country President Barack Obama promised to disentangle the United States from when he was running for office in 2008. The returning double punch brings some much-needed firepower against the Islamic State as U.S. aircraft back up Ira... more »

Not winning with winning deviations

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Jt has started to play politicts way to much and he should have hired me to keep him out of dutch Nannygate a non sequetor that made him surrender it reminds me of the time Robrert Dinrio eliminated Sean Bean in the Ronin Look folks I am the CEO of Canada and compared to the private sector I get paid peanuts but almost every decision I make is more in economic terms a tidal wave compared to the private sector Its public service I respect that and I do not think being PMO should pay unrealestic unaccountaple salaries like the private sector. But hey man I am the guy who has to wake up eve...more »

Open Sesame

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
It looks as if the AP news wire and the Clintonistas are engaging in a little bit of futurism. Yesterday during the theft of California primaries, Common Dreams broke a story that had already broken the night before on Twitter, one that I'd sniffed out immediately Monday night. Now, AP calling the nomination for Clinton in advance of the primaries was bad enough as she did not have then, nor does she now have, the number of delegates to clinch the nomination. The AP was calling the nomination on behalf of Hillary because of future pledged super delegates. This is also... more »

We lost an amazing teacher and person this week

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 1 day ago
Here’s the obituary for a young man and teacher who left us too soon, Mr. Kaylor Keck. It’s been several days now, and as I type these words, I can’t believe it. But in our time of mourning, for those of us that knew Kaylor, this is when we share what was best about him. […]

Sanders Under Pressure to Quit as Democrats Look to Unite

ERICA WERNER & JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under mounting pressure from Democratic leaders to abandon his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders returned home to Vermont on Wednesday following dispiriting losses to Hillary Clinton. He vowed to fight on for a political revolution but showed signs...more »

Gay For Trump?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Before we get into the poor delusional souls who are both gay and Trumpist, let me remind you of something notarially related-- basically that Trump's campaign is a pipsqueak operation that is better suited to win a city council seat than the White House. Jonathan Chait reported for *New York* that it's an absolute strategic and managerial garbage fire. He thinks we may not have to be as concerned that "Trump’s election as president of the United States would pose an unprecedented threat to the health of American democracy and possibly world stability" because he's running "the mos... more »

2,000 Soldiers From Chad Storm Into Niger To Fight Boko Haram

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
BBC *DW*: *Chad sends 2,000 troops to Niger to fight Boko Haram* Tens of thousands have fled violence in Bosso, where government forces are fighting Boko Haram. Chadian military sources said their troops will rendezvous with Nigerien forces before engaging the militant group. Chad sent thousands of troops to Niger to engage the Boko Haram militant group following a week of attacks in the Niger's border town Bosso. "About 2,000 soldiers with tanks went into Niger yesterday. They should link up with the Nigerien forces in Diffa and advance on Bosso," a Chadian military source told R... more »

U.N. Accuses Eritrean Leaders Of Committing Crimes Against Humanity

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Eritrea commits crimes against humanity, UN says* UN investigation reports a litany of crimes committed in Eritrea since 1991, including enslavement, rape and murder. Eritrea's government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people "enslaved", the UN said on Wednesday. The crimes committed since 1991 include imprisonment, enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killings, and rape and murder, said the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) on human rights. The forced labour of military conscri... more »

June 8: The tragedy of New Brunswick

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
New Brunswickers are sheep who BA-A only when the Irvings tell them to. As a result, they are among the poorest in Canada and easily controlled by some of the worst newspapers and radio stations in the western world. Poverty is high. Literacy is terrible. Public discussion doesn't exist. The provincial debt is high. So much for the Irvings creating prosperity. Ah - and note the cancer statistics for St. John. Much of this is explained by the article below (sent to me by a reader). Read it, and send a copy to professor Saillant at UdeMoncton. http://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/0... more »

Anonymous The Movie 2015

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
The Internet's Own Boy The Story of Aaron Swartz

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*Notes From a Neo-Nazi Cuckservative* By Ben Shapiro Last week, California State University, Los Angeles held a "healing space" event to provide a safe forum for students and professors to unleash their feelings about my campus speech in February, sponsored by the Young America's Foundation. That speech, you may recall, was originally canceled by university President William Covino. After I decided to go to the campus anyway, hundreds of screaming students blocked doorways, assaulted prospective speechgoers and pulled the fire alarm mid-speech. Professors egged on the protester... more »

Framing the "Mysterious Disease" Killing Farmworkers

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Field workers are suffering from a terrible and "mysterious disease," as described here by National Geographic: Becky Little. June 2, 2016. Pictures Show the Mysterious Disease That's Killing Field Workers. National Geographic, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/chronic-kidney-disease-india-farmers-health-climate-change/ Photographer Ed Kashi documents how chronic kidney disease is affecting rural India. In rural Central America and India, researchers are witnessing the spread of chronic kidney disease (CKD)—the gradual loss of kidney function. In developed countries, ...more »

Another Interesting Sunise at Daiichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago

Generosity Is … Taking Six Children Into Your Family

Carolyn Moynihan at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Culley Family - 900] Keeping a friendship from schooldays to the brink of middle age is a wonderful thing. Being willing to change your life in a radical way for such a friend must be exceptional. But that's what Stephanie Culley did when her... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( June 8 , 2016 ) Quick Hits For Wednesday ( 1. Markets : US High Yield Bond Index Hits Latest All Time High ; Global Equity Returns In US Dollars And Local Currencies ; Deutsche Bank Chief Economist Calls Out ECB Policies As Death Star For EU Project ; Draghi As Pilot Of Death Star Fires First Corp Bond Purchases Salvos ; Commerzbank Considers Hoarding Billions To Avoid ECB Charges On Deposits ; & More Items Of Note 2. UK Referendum - Andrew Neal Interviews George Osborne ; 3. MENA Updates - Iraq , Syria , Libya , Turkey & Saudi Arabia Highlights . 4. Odds & Ends )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... La Belle Dame Sans Regrets.... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 57m 57 minutes ago US High Yield Bond Index hit a new all-time high today, vertical rally of over 15% from its lows a few months back. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago Global Equity returns in US Dollars and Local Currencies... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 4h 4 hours ago The #ECB's policies threaten to unravel the EU project, Deutsche chief economist warns. https://www.dbresearch.de/PROD/DBR_INTER NET_EN-PRO... more »

Bonus Quote of the Day: On Trump

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*"Trump, on the other hand, is a new phenomenon: hostile, blustering, militantly ignorant egomania. He is the rightly feared “man on a white horse,” a Führer figure, who asks us to substitute for ideas, his claims to personal shrewdness, talent at conniving, and strength. Hillary wants to turn America into France. Trump wants to turn America into . . . what? Argentina under Peron? "Being devoid of ideas and standards, Trump has no idea of what is the ‘greatness’ that he wants to confer on America. Lacking the guidance that only a political ideology, however primitive, can ... more »

Attack At Tel Aviv Shopping Center Kills Four

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Four people have been killed and several injured in a terror attack at a popular open-air shopping center in the heart of Tel Aviv, according to Israeli police and media. Reports claim that two Palestinian gunmen dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews opened fire at the Sarona Market food and retail center, close to the defense ministry and army HQ in central Tel Aviv. RT reports: Two Palestinian gunmen from the West Bank carried out the shooting referred to as a “harsh terror attack,” AP cited Tel Aviv district police commander Moshe Edri as saying. Three people were killed in the attack an... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Abdulla Hawez, Daily Beast:* *Iraq’s Shia Militias Accused of War Crimes in Fight Against ISIS* Residents in two towns near Fallujah have allegedly been kidnapped, tortured and killed. BAGHDAD — The stalled battle to retake the Iraqi city of Fallujah from ISIS has given way to another grim development: accusations of human rights abuses against fleeing refugees by pro-Iraqi government forces. The largely Shia militia group officially known as Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), headed by Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a U.S.-designated terrorist has, according to the U... more »

US Promises Israel ‘Largest Military Aid Package in U.S. History’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Susan Rice, the U.S. National Security Adviser, has promised Israel that the new military aid agreement between the two nations will constitute “the single largest military assistance package,with any country, in American history.” The aid package is expected to be between $37.5 and $40 billion over the next ten years, which Rice said proved that increasing aid to Israel isn’t a partisan issue in the US, but “an enduring American interest.” Haaretz reports: Addressing the American Jewish Committee Global Forum in Washington, Rice said the new decade-long aid package, which is expect... more »

Renewables In Chile Not All They Might Appear

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Stewgreen According to Recharge, who seem to be no more than a propaganda sheet for the renewables industry: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said that renewables – solar, wind and geothermal technologies – will account for 25% of the country’s installed capacity by 2018. http://www.rechargenews.com/solar/1433336/renewables-on-course-for-25-percent-chile-share-by-2018-says-president Sounds impressive? […]

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