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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

10 July - Blogs I'm Following

  1. Why the E.U. Had It Coming

  2. Op-Ed Columnist: The Clinton Contamination

  3. 11:56pm MDST

  4. Tweet For Today

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
    Baton Rouge PD looks ridiculous. I never wore so much armor in combat. This is their own community. (Photo: Reuters) pic.twitter.com/clCFFyD6jx — Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) July 10, 2016

    U.S. Evacuates Embassy Staff In South Sudan

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
    *CNN:* *South Sudan: U.S. evacuates embassy staff amid 'sudden and serious' fighting* (CNN)The United States is evacuating non-emergency staff from its embassy in South Sudan, after an escalation of fighting in the capital that has killed scores including a Chinese U.N. peacekeeper. The State Department said the security situation in Juba Sunday had seen a "sudden and serious deterioration," with clashes between government and opposition forces breaking out into "general fighting." The United Nations Security Council, which held a closed door meeting in New York Sunday, expressed... more »

    Picture Of The Day

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
    *Fence Check * Air Force Staff Sgt. Gary Allsbrook shakes the fence to check the tactical automated security system during a security patrol on the flightline at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 27, 2016. Allsbrook and other security forces airmen conduct daily checks on the TASS systems to assure it operates properly. Allsbrook is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, quick reaction force. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman

    John Kerry Ditches The NATO Summit To Catch Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Final Performance In The Broadway Hit 'Hamilton'

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
    At least one lucky audience member got to hang with Kerry before the shows started *New York Post*: *Kerry ditches ‘most important political event of the year’ to see ‘Hamilton’* John Kerry ducked out of a NATO summit early to catch actor Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final performance in the Broadway hit “Hamilton.” The NATO summit, which took place Friday and Saturday in Warsaw, Poland, was dubbed by the U.S. embassy there as “one of the most important political events of the year.” The event was attended by President Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, and Secretary of State John Kerr... more »

    Everyone Wants To Buy U.S. Weapons Systems

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
    *Reuters*: *Demand for U.S. arms exports set to keep growing, official says* International demand for U.S. weapons systems is expected to continue growing in coming years, a senior U.S. Air Force official said on Sunday, citing strong interest in unmanned systems, munitions and fighter jets. "The appetite just keeps getting bigger and bigger," U.S. Air Force Deputy Undersecretary Heidi Grant told Reuters in an interview on the eve of the Farnborough International Airshow. U.S. arms sales approved by the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency rose 36 percent to $46.6 billio... more »

    No Honour Among Thieves In Post-Iraq Invasion Era; Rotten US-British State Media Prop Up False Image of ISIS's Strength

    Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 57 minutes ago
    *The men who raped Iraq.* *An excerpt from, "US and Britain wrangled over Iraq's oil in aftermath of war, Chilcot shows" The Guardian, July 7, 2016: * *The US and British governments fought bitterly over control of Iraq’s oil following the toppling of Saddam Hussein, the Chilcot papers show.* But Sir David Manning, foreign policy adviser to Tony Blair, told Condoleezza Rice, the US national security adviser, in Washington on 9 December 2002 that Britain still wanted more of the spoils. *“It would be inappropriate for HMG [Her Majesty’s government] to enter into discussions abo... more »

    Clintons Threatened Attorney General With Her Life

    Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch was threatened by Bill Clinton, according to a Department of Justice source, which then set in motion an ‘obvious and ridiculous’ chain of events that culminated in Hillary Clinton being let off the hook, despite FBI Director James Comey essentially stating that she broke the law. The chain of events was so ‘ridiculous’ that the beleaguered Attorney General Loretta Lynch even attempted a joke, saying that she wished she knew “where the lock on the plane door was” when Bill Clinton was striding along the tarmac toward her plane. “Loretta was shitting br... more »

    The CBC Traded Their Moral Authority For A Cozy Relationship With Wall Street Lobbyists

    DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
    We touched on the essentially corrupt nature of the Congressional Black Caucus during the primaries when their PAC backed white bankster shill Chris Van Hollen against Donna Edwards, a black congresswoman known far and wide as a dedicated and capable reformer, for the Maryland Senate seat. The PAC's board is run by Gregory Meeks (New Dem-NY), one of Congress' most grotesquely corrupt members and a gaggle of lobbyists and political operatives who define the Democratic half of DC sleaze-- from Al Wynn, Mike Mckay and Chaka Burgess to Angela Rye, William Kirk and Daron Watts, the lob... more »

    U.S. Transfers Yemeni Guantanamo Detainee To Italy, 78 Detainees Left

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
    A soldier stands guard in a tower overlooking Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay naval base in a December 31, 2009 file photo provided by the US Navy. REUTERS/US NAVY/SPC. CODY BLACK/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Reuters*: *U.S. sends Yemeni Guantanamo inmate to Italy, 78 detainees left* The United States said on Sunday it had transferred a Yemeni inmate from the Guantanamo Bay prison to Italy, bringing the number of detainees at the U.S. naval base in Cuba to 78. Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman was approved for transfer nearly six years ago by six U.S. agencies - the Departments of Defense, State, Ju... more »

    The Taliban Are Inflicting Heavy Casualties Among U.S.-Backed Afghan Soldiers

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
    © Ahmad Masood / Reuters *FOX News:** Rising casualties among US-backed Afghan troops concern officials* Rising casualties among local Afghan forces who are trained and supported by American troops and the growing presence of an ISIS-affiliated group are becoming growing concerns for commanders, the top U.S. general in the region told Fox News. Gen. John Nicholson said the Taliban killed more than 5,000 Afghans last year and wounded another 14,000 -- and the casualty rate is climbing this year. Nicholson, who in March took command of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, spoke for the fir... more »

    North Korea Is Threatening A Physical Response Against U.S. THAAD Deployment

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
    *Reuters*: *North Korea military threatens physical response against U.S. THAAD deployment* North Korea's military said on Monday it will take "physical response" to a move by the United States and South Korea to deploy the advanced THAAD missile defense system to the Korean peninsula to counter the threat from the North. The United States and South Korea said on Friday that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system will be used as defense against North Korea's growing nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities. The announcement was the latest move by th...more »

    put this on my tombstone

    Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
    Remember friends as you pass by As you are now so once was I As I am now so you must be Prepare for death and follow me


    New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 hours ago
    *600-Foot-Long “Bioswale” Planned for Coliseum Square Park ~Canal Street Beat*


    Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 2 hours ago
    *From* *Jenna Orkin* Drug barons are turning to cattle-ranching to launder their narco-money How George Soros Singlehandedly Created The European Refugee Crisis - And Why Suspect Caught After Shooting St.Louis Cop In The Neck - Live Feed Nanobubbles turn heated water into power A prominent Black Lives Matter activist live-streamed his chilling arrest in Baton Rouge 'He wrote a letter in his own blood': New details have emerged about the night of the Dallas police shootings *NSA Whistleblower: Clinton Emails Damaged U.S. National Security Much More than Manning, Assange Or Any Other ... more »

    Anti-NATO Protest in NYC

    Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
    I was up early Saturday morning after a 4:00 am call from Delta airlines that said my 7:00 am flight from Portland to New York City had been cancelled. Mary Beth recalled that a new bus to NYC had recently started from Portland that was leaving at 6:30 am. I really wanted to attend the protest in New York yesterday that was scheduled for 2:00 pm in Times Square. This NATO protest, going on at the same time as NATO meetings in Poland, was for me a must attend event. MB drove me to Portland and I was able to get on the bus which only had three seats left when I bought my ticket... more »

    Sunday Song

    Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago

    The Authoritarian Origins of Policing in America

    Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
    [image: rise_warrior_cop] *Guest post by Trey Goff* I’m fairly certain that everyone, regardless of political affiliation, can agree that there is a problem with policing institutions in America. Every single day, I read of yet another dead American at the hands of the police. I, like many of my fellow Americans, feel a sense of fear and not safety when I pass a police officer on the street. Am I violating some absurdly specific law? Have I done anything to warrant his attention? However, it hasn’t always been this way. What happened? To understand both what’s wrong with law... more »

    Nevada Enforces World’s First ‘Chemtrails Free Zone’

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
    Nevada city have announced that it will become a “chemtrails free zone,” according to insiders at City Hall. Green party member, Derrick Packard says that this is the first time a local government has attempted to introduce a law against geoengineering. “It’s clear that the global elite are trying to control everything,” he said, “we need to demonstrate to the world that the buck stops here in Nevada City. If you control the skies, you control life.” Ncscooper.com reports: As the city council seats with new members this year, notably controversial community activist Reinette Senum, ... more »

    US, NATO Deploy Troops To Russia In World War 3 Buildup

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
    Russia are making the necessary preparations for World War 3 as NATO leaders have agreed to deploy military forces to the Russian border on Friday. The deployment of extra troops followed the launch of NATO’s biggest war exercise in history – Anakonda-16 – ten days of war games in Poland using 30,000 troops from 20 different NATO countries. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: Anakonda-16 has been described as the largest military exercise since the Cold War — but Russian President Vladimir Putin has understandably perceived such moves as aggressive and a threat, with Russian officia... more »

    CIA Director Acknowledges Chemtrails In Historic Speech

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
    CIA director John O. Brennan has given a historical speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, admitting that Chemtrails are very real. In the June 2016 speech, Brennan addressed threats to national and global security, making the unusual decision to focus on new and developing technology. Activistpost.com reports: First mentioning the potential for cyber attacks, hacking, and other types of disruptions to the governmental, military and civilian infrastructure of the world, Brennan also mentioned the “problem” of an aging population due to increased longevity as well as the potenti... more »

    China On Course For War With America Within Weeks

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
    World leaders have expressed fears that a global war could ignite next week over a territorial dispute between the US and China in the South China Sea. The long-running conflict between China and the Philippines is set to conclude on Tuesday, when the Hague will deliver its verdict on the “Nine-Dash Line” – the demarcation line used by the government of the Republic of China (ROC / Taiwan) with the help of the United States legal office, and by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), for their claims of the major part of the South China Sea. Express.co.uk reports: T... more »

    Rudy Giuliani Says Black Lives Matter Are Racist

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
    Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has issued a scathing attack on the Black Lives Matter movement, declaring the organisation of being “inherently racist”. Following Beyonce’s call to arms to start a race war in America, Giuliani has stepped in to comment on the hypocrisy that she and others have when it comes to black rights. Zerohedge.com reports: “When you say black lives matter, that’s inherently racist.. and anti-American,” Giuliani states, saying that instead of telling young black kids to fear the police, parents should “teach your [black] children that the real dange... more »

    Australia Becomes First Country To Eliminate AIDS Epidemic

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
    Australia has officially eliminated the AIDS epidemic, as the country’s top scientists have declared “the end of AIDS” as a public health issue. The number of AIDS cases in Australia is now so small, doctors and scientists do not even record the numbers anymore. Abc.net.au reports: AIDS cases in Australia have plummeted since the advent of anti-retroviral medication in the mid-1990s, which stops HIV from progressing to AIDS – where the immune system is so badly damaged it cannot fight off infection. At its peak in the early 1990s, about 1,000 Australians died from AIDS each year. Ho... more »

    David Icke To Speak In Raqqa, Syria, In Front Of 1000 ISIS Militants

    Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
    David Icke has announced he will speak in front of a sold-out audience of one thousand ISIS militants later this year as part of his 2016 World Wide Wake Up Tour. Icke, who will be travelling to Syria with his apprentice Noel Edmonds, is set to speak at a top secret location in Raqqa, Syria at some point in November. “Tickets aren’t on sale to the general public for this one. These ISIS blokes have their own hidden away internet. We put the tickets on there for £70 and they got snapped up within a day. Its the fastest sell-out we’ve ever had.” “I just go wherever the universe directs... more »

    Anonymous: Money Is A Masterpiece Of Social Engineering

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
    Anonymous have posted a new video online warning citizens of the world that they are being enslaved unknowingly by an invisible enemy. In the video entitled, “Message to the Citizens of the World III,” the hacktivist group say that money is at the root of all evil in this world. According to the video: Greetings World, We are Anonymous. At this point in history virtually every human on this planet is enslaved whether they know it or not. This is not the crude and primitive slavery of ancient times, it does not rely on whips and shackles to keep the oppressed in their place. These to... more »

    Osama bin Laden’s Son Promises Revenge Against US

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
    Osama bin Laden’s son has threatened the United States with revenge for assassinating his father, according to al-Qaeda. Hamza bin Laden posted an audio message online promising that the terrorist organization would continue unleashing terror against the US and its allies, in a speech entitled “We Are All Osama”. Independent.co.uk reports: “We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression,... more »

    Bernie And RBG Went To My School-- Imagine If Trumpy The Clown Had Gone To Yours!

    DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
    Chuck Schumer, Norm Coleman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Bernie Sanders all went to my high school. I' feel a sense of pride that I'm somehow related to Ginsburg and Sanders-- shame that I'm related to Schumer and Coleman. My college's alumni weren't as distinguished: Dr. Laura, Joy Behar and pat Benatar... but imagine how Wharton students feel with Trumpy the Clown running around the country telling the morons who admire him that "I went to the Wharton School of Finance. I’m, like, a really smart person." Actually, there's no need to imagine how Wharton students feel about their emba... more »

    Hillary Exposes Self  (Britxit!)  Blow for Peace and Democracy  (Going to Hell In A Bankbasket/Puppet Mastery)  Hillary's Sads  (Failing Up Makes Sense to Dumbed-Down Americans) No Irony Thinking at Yale (Rat-F*cked Country)

    More Hillary Hell or just one more trip to purgatory? After the Clintons were elected in 1992 I noticed that nothing I expected them to do seemed to even be in the realm of possibility. I remember hearing some well-placed people surmise that it surely looked like the fix was in for the money interests behind their surprising come-from-behind victory as everybody knows that no one wins the U.S.

    Gar Smith - Robots, Nature and the Singularity

    Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
    *"Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth" By Gar Smith (2012). * *An excerpt from, "Police used a robot to kill -- The key questions" By Peter W. Singer, CNN, July 10, 2016:* While there are links to the discussion on the future of killer robots, known as LAWS (lethal autonomous weapons systems), there are also three important differences to keep in mind. First, this was not an autonomous robot; both the robot and the explosive were remotely operated. Second, this was not a designed weapons system. There are many ground robots under development... more »

    "I Was Glad To Be In It..."

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    "The whole world and every human being in it is everybody's business." "Death is not an easy thing for anyone to understand, least of all a child, but every life shall one day end. But as long as we are alive, as long as we are together, as long as two of us are left, and remember him, nothing in the world can take him from us. His body can be taken, but not him. You shall know your father better as you grow and know yourself better. He is not dead, because you are alive. Time and accident, illness and weariness took his body, but already you have given it back to him, younger and m... more »

    Free Download: Kahlil Gibran, "The Garden of the Prophet"

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    *"The Garden of the Prophet" * by Kahlil Gibran "Oftentimes we call Life bitter names, but only when we ourselves are bitter and dark. And we deem her empty and unprofitable, but only when the soul goes wandering in desolate places, and the heart is drunken with over-mindfulness of self. Life is deep and high and distant; and though only your vast vision can reach even her feet, yet she is near; and though only the breath of your breath reaches her heart, the shadow of your shadow crosses her face, and the echo of your faintest cry becomes a spring and an autumn in her breast. And... more »

    "Call Me Irresponsible, Please"

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    *"Call Me Irresponsible, Please"* by Arthur Silber "In writing about Nazi Germany, Hannah Arendt addresses the question: "in what way were those few different who in all walks of life did not collaborate and refused to participate in public life, though they could not and did not rise in rebellion?" This is part of her answer: "The answer to the question is relatively simple: the nonparticipants, called irresponsible by the majority, were the only ones who dared judge by themselves, and they were capable of doing so not because they disposed of a better system of values or because ... more »

    Musical Interlude: Arnd Stein, “Besinnlichkeit”

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    Arnd Stein, “Besinnlichkeit” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZKqtJBE0dY

    "A Look to the Heavens"

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    “This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. *Click image for larger size.* A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple ga... more »

    Chet Raymo, “Learning”

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    *“Learning”* by Chet Raymo “In the Preface to his lovely book “The Island Within”, about a wilderness island near his home on the coast of Alaska, Rick Nelson writes; "I have recorded my experiences, not as a teacher, certainly not as a thinker, but as a learner who loves his subject as deeply as he loves life itself.” I spent most of my adult life as a "teacher," and I suppose I've done my share of "thinking," but I'd like to think that those activities were means to an end: learning. Certainly, now in retirement I don't consider myself a teacher, and I'd rather ponder someone els... more »

    "The Madman"

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    * "The Madman"* by Kahlil Gibran "It was in the garden of a madhouse that I met a youth with a face pale and lovely and full of wonder. And I sat beside him upon the bench, and I said, “Why are you here?” And he looked at me in astonishment, and he said, “It is an unseemly question, yet I will answer you. My father would make of me a reproduction of himself; so also would my uncle. My mother would have me the image of her seafaring husband as the perfect example for me to follow. My brother thinks I should be like him, a fine athlete. And my teachers also, the doctor of philosophy,... more »

    “The Fourth Turning: Politicians Driving The World Towards War”

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    *“The Fourth Turning: * *Politicians Driving The World Towards War”* by James Quinn “In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I pondered possible Grey Champion prophet generation leaders who could arise during the regeneracy. In Part 3 I focused on the economic channel of distress which is likely to be the primary driving force in the next phase of this Crisis. In Part 4 I assessed the social and cultural channels of distress dividing the nation. In Part 5 I’ll examine the technological... more »

    The Daily "Near You?"

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    High Springs, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

    The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Duino Elegies"

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    *"Duino Elegies" * "Why, if this interval of being can be spent serenely in the form of a laurel, slightly darker than all other green, with tiny waves on the edges of every leaf (like the smile of a breeze), why then have to be human– and, escaping from fate, keep longing for fate? Oh not because happiness exists, that too-hasty profit snatched from approaching loss. Not out of curiosity, not as practice for the heart, which would exist in the laurel too... But because truly being here is so much; because everything here apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange w... more »

    "Sitting With Feelings: As The Earth Allows The Rain"

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
    "*Sitting With Feelings: As The Earth Allows The Rain"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Taking the time now to sit with your feelings and acknowledge them will save you much distress down the road. It can take great courage to really sit with our feelings, allowing ourselves to surrender to their powerful energies. All too often we set our feelings aside, thinking we will deal with them later. If we don’t deal with them, we end up storing them in our minds and bodies and this is when anxiety and other health issues can arise. Denying what our bodies want to feel can lead to trouble ... more »

    Well, Whaddya Know....

    Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago

    The Order of Melchizedek

    Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
    Melchizedek, The Dark Messenger That's me. That's who I am. http://www.historyinthebible.com/episodes.html#Z3 The Order of Melchizedek: We Care, So U Don't Have 2 And You're Welcome. I was selected by the Sorting Hat when I had just turned 11 (a very significant age) - that's when I was chosen to take my vows and be inducted into training as a neophyte Priest Forever of the Order of Melchizdek. I only just figured this out/remembered it/realised what it meant : but I have been able to reconstruct the event precisely and fully understand what it meant. And I now know that my ... more »

    Important Safety Tip

    Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
    "Don't fall asleep" - alright, Important Safety Tip, Thank You Athena. I received this message from The Goddess when it came through to me, as clear as day as I just lay dozing off on the very edge of falling asleep whilst watching Ghostbusters and it had the effect of knocking me immediately straight back to full alertness and awareness, absolutely *Determined *to find some kind of pencil or pen with which to ensure I was able to get the whole, complete message down on paper with complete accuracy, word for word, even down to accurate punctuation. I think I'm real going to li... more »

    Labour’s affordable housing plan is seriously unaffordable

    Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
    There's a simple question that explodes Labour's just-made announcement to build 100,000 houses -- a staged build, they say, with the later stages built on the back of profits made the sale of early stages. There's a simple question, and that question is this: *If it were all that easy, then why isn’t everyone already doing it?* It’s not like there isn’t plenty of money around to borrow: banks are lending money into existence for mortgages at an ever-increasing rate (two-thirds of all new money borrowed into existence, at an eight percent increase in quantity year on year; ju... more »

    Germany Votes to Abandon Most Green Energy Subsidies

    Andrew Follett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
    [image: Green Energy, Wind Power, Wind Energy, Wind Turbines, Solar Power, Solar Energy, Solar Panels] Germany's legislature voted Friday to sharply cut back on subsidies and other financial incentives supporting green energy due to the strain wind and solar power placed on the country's electricity grid. Germany's government plans to replace most of the subsidies for... more »


    JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
    *Now it's mangroves (persongroves?)* *All bad things are caused by global warming. That seems to be the orthodoxy. Evidence be damned. Warmists are like the people who see UFO's ..... every light in the sky is a UFO. So coral bleaching in 2015 was due to global warming; kelp dieback was due to global warming and now dieback among some mangroves in Northern Australia is due to global warming. And, as we all surely know, global warming is caused by increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. As CO2 increases, so we get hotter. So if all these diebacks were caused by a war... more »

    Dallas Was A PSYOP To Distract From Comey/Clinton Debacle

    Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
    As FBI Director James B. Comey exonerates Hillary Clinton and opens a dark chapter in U.S. criminal justice system, a lone gunman steals the spotlight in Dallas and diverts all discussion toward a hidden agenda; a police state. The gunman is long deceased and the discussion is a one way stream of brain hurting distorted news coming across the airwaves. The U.S. is heading toward a police state and history will note that the greatest culprits who allowed freedom to be trampled upon were the media. Let us hope that people in uniform and in office will ultimately serve and protect and ... more »

    US Group Celebrates Polish Christians Who Saved Jews During Holocaust

    VANESSA GERA at The Stream - 8 hours ago
    [image: Stanlee Stahl, executive vice president of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, speaks during a luncheon in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday July 10, 2016. A group of Polish Christians who risked their lives to give aid to Jews during the Holocaust were brought together for a luncheon in Warsaw to be honored and celebrated by a U.S.-based Jewish organization that provides aid to these rescuers.] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- One man is 101 years old. Others are in their 80s and 90s and arrived in wheelchairs, with a walker or leaning for support on children who are themselves past middle ... more »

    Racial Tensions are High. Now’s the Time for Gracious Words, But Not for Mincing Words.

    Michael Brown at The Stream - 8 hours ago
    [image: Teamwork, Collaboration, People, Diversity] As America stands at the precipice of deadly, coast-to-coast, race wars, this is not the time to mince words. I would rather speak the truth in love, even if it means offending some, than avoid confrontation out of fear of...more »

    Possible Trump VP: Women Should Be Ones to Decide on Abortion

    AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
    [image: In this July 1, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the opening session of the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of Donald Trump’s potential running mates said Sunday that women should be the ones to decide whether or not to have abortions. Women “are the ones that have to make the decision because they’re the…ones that... more »

    Celebrating the many positions of The Donald -- because you can never have too many positions

    KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
    *Plus some quick notes on my trip to Washington* *DOONESBURY by G. B. Trudeau* [*Click to enlarge.*] *by Ken* Yesterday's trip to Washington was a resounding success -- and never mind that the famous 3am train out of NYC's Penn Station left more than half an hour late, and chugged into D.C.'s Union Station *a full hour and half late*. "Mechanical problems" is all we were told the first time as well as the two subsequent times that the Train That Didn't Seem Like It Could went into hibernation. What me worry? After all, I had a three-hour cushion built into my schedule, even if in ... more »

    The Eagle Has Floundered

    Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
    After the dithering, Angela Eagle has finally confirmed she's standing for leader. Looking tentative and uncertain on both *Peston* and *The Sunday Politics*, Angela hardly cut the most convincing of figures. Perhaps because she knows this is a poisoned chalice condemning her to eternal toxicity by a segment of labour movement opinion - a fate few on the left would relish. Her leadership bid raises a number of questions, such as why now, why her, and what she hopes to achieve. The now is pretty straightforward. Her announcement coupled with the unilateral suspension of talks betwee... more »

    The Content You Consume Becomes Your Reality

    WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
    *Steven Maxwell* - Practically everything we observe and experience now seems to be “content.”

    Tony Blair Could Be Held In Contempt By Parliament Over Iraq War

    Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair could have his privy councillorship revoked in the wake of the Chilcot inquiry’s publication and be called before parliament for questioning. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says that he will probably support a “contempt” motion in the House of Commons next Thursday against Tony Blair. Tory backbencher David Davis is expected to table a motion of contempt against the former PM in the coming days, accusing him of deception over the 2003 Iraq war. The Sunday Express reports: Mr Davis, the former shadow home secretary, told the BBC’s Andrew Marr sh... more »

    Deliberate Indifference

    Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 9 hours ago
    *By Elizabeth O'Meara Adams* The brief legal definition of deliberate indifference is "the conscious or reckless disregard of the consequences of one's acts or omissions. ( lectlaw.com) An internet search on “deliberate indifference” will bring up many links, most of which are related to jail populations, but also some in relation to school and work environments. But based on the definition above, I see deliberate indifference as the core issue within our government and powers that be. From this deeply ingrained attitude does the bulk of government action (and inaction) take plac... more »

    Italy Calls Off Search for US Missing Airman

    AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
    [image: This undated photo provided by Aviano Air Base shows Air Force Staff Sgt. Halex Hale. The U.S. Air Force is searching for Hale, 24, of Middletown, Indiana who is assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, who vanished last week in Italy.] MILAN (AP) -- Italian law enforcement authorities have called off the search for a missing airman in the area where he disappeared in northern Italy after failing to find any leads, a U.S. Air Force spokesman said Sunday. Italian police... more »

    Krump : Make Alberta Grate Again

    Alison at Creekside - 9 hours ago
    National Observer : Donald Trump symbolism seeps into Jason Kenney leadership launch A little background from The Walrus : Jason Kenney wants Stephen Harper’s job. But is he too extreme for the Tories? CBC : Jason Kenney says he has Stephen Harper's support in uniting Alberta's right 'He believes it’s important to unite free-enterprise Albertans to get this province back on the right track' with this killer slogan : Unite Alberta : "A big tent, not a pup tent" *snerk* .


    Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
    Like Sue, I binged on politics this morning. It matters, it's fascinating, and it was still raining. My ears, as ever, were listening out for bias and Paddy O'Connell's *Broadcasting House *decided to mock Andrea Leadsom for overusing the word 'clear'. They had a dizzying montage of her saying 'clear' in their introduction and the 'feature proper' mocked her repeated use of 'clear' to the accompaniment of the kind of music I associate with late '50s/early '60s adverts showing women trying out soap powders. *Does* she use 'clear' more than other politicians? I'm not at all clear ab... more »

    Yes, we have no inflation

    Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
    [image: INflation-house] This above, from the Reserve Bank on Thursday, is very definitely not inflation. Just so you know that, you know. I thought you should knowthat the number along the bottom scale is not really price inflation, and especially not in Hamilton or Tauranga or Queenstown. We know it can not be inflation, you see because we know we do not have inflation in New Zealand. And we know that because the Reserve Bank always tells us so. So we know we do not have anything to worry about, and particularly not about people borrowing newly-created money by the billio... more »

    David Cameron Booed At Wimbledon During Andy Murray Victory Speech

    Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
    British Prime Minister David Cameron was at Wimbledon’s Centre Court today in the ‘posh seats’ to watch Andy Murry lift the title. But the crowd might have spoiled his special day out. After the Scottish tennis star mentioned him during his victory speech, Cameron was booed by the crowd at centre court (scroll down to watch video) The Mirror reports: Mr Cameron, who is still in charge of the country for at least another 60 days, was sitting in the Royal Box alongside Wills and Kate, Benedict Cumberbatch and his mother Mary. And the whole day was going to plan, with Murray lifting the... more »

    Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Agriculture and the Lies Humanity Tells Itself

    killing Mother at killing Mother - 10 hours ago
    9 July 2016 In the past couple of days, I have passed from temperate forests to boreal forests to prairies, shifting with earth's latitudes and precipitation rates. The temperate and boreal forests have, for the most part, been logged, but many are regenerating with secondary growth. I drove 500 miles today across Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and I am still looking for an unfragmented piece of natural prairie. Check out Google Earth of the area to get an idea of what it looks like. Rapeseed, wheat and cattle fields make a patchwork blanket on the landscape that stretches on and on and... more »

    On Geoffrey Hill

    Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
    Rutland Water One of this week's passings - as marked by Radio 4's *Last Word *- was the famously-difficult-to-understand poet Sir Geoffrey Hill - long known, with good reason, as Britain's "most difficult poet". *Last Word *noted that GH was proud to call himself "English working class", and featured his widow Alice Goodman - the librettist for John Adams's notoriously controversial, antisemitism-accused opera *The Death of Klinghoffer. * I remember former BBC Two late night reviewer Tom Paulin (remember him?) raging against Geoffrey Hill as a fascist and a racist. There was far... more »

    Angela Eagle Set To Challenge Jeremy Corbyn For Labour Leadership

    Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
    Wallasey MP Angela Eagle, who resigned as shadow business secretary last week, said she will announce her plans to bid for the Labour leadership on Monday. The leadership challenge is a bid to “heal the party” she said, criticizing current leader Jeremy Corbyn for failing “to lead an organized and effective” party. Jeremy Corbyn urged her to “think again”. The BBC reports: Mr Corbyn, who was elected by Labour members but is now opposed by many of his own MPs, said he was “disappointed” but would fight the challenge. Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee will decide whether ... more »

    Editor's Note

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
    Blogging will return later this evening.

    Will Donald Trump Pick A Former General To Be His Vice President Running Mate?

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
    Defense Intelligence Agency director U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on "Worldwide Threats" in Washington February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *Reuters*: *Trump looks at retired general Flynn as possible running mate* Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is giving consideration to retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn as a potential vice presidential running mate, a Republican source familiar with the process said on Saturday. For weeks Trump has conducted a high-profile canvassing of Republican politic... more »

    Guinan is a Magickal Negro

    Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
    *Melchizedek, The Dark Messenger* *Using Her Voudon Magicks, Counter-Curses and Warding Gestures, Guinan Successfully Backs-Off God/YAWH/The Evil Demiurge.* *The Deity Formerly Known as Q.* *Why Does This Bartender Dress Like a Nun and Talk Like a Priest?* *She is a Priest Forever of the Order of Melchizedek.* [Commander Sela has claimed to be Tasha Yar's daughter] Guinan: How much do you know about what happened to the last ship called Enterprise? Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Enterprise *C*? It was lost at the battle of Narendra III, defending a Klingon outpost from the Romulans. ... more »

    US Made TOW Anti-Tank Missile Brought Down Russian Chopper In Syria

    Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
    An Interfax news agency report claims that ISIS in Syria used an American made TOW anti-tank missile to shoot down a helicopter, killing two Russian airmen on Friday, quoting Russian military sources. Japan Times reports: It said insurgents from the Islamic State group hit the airmen’s Mi-25 assault helicopter with a U.S.-made TOW heavy anti-tank missile, a weapon that uses guidance from a ground station. The high-tech system is in service with the U.S. military. “According to information we have, the terrorists used an American TOW,” Interfax quoted the unnamed source as saying. T... more »


    Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
    *By Doug Martin* When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) arrives at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis at the end of this month for its annual conference, speakers will include Governor Mike Pence (who headlined ALEC’s 2013 event), Indiana’s U.S. Representative Todd Rokita (not a fan of free or reduced school lunches), online-school K12’s founder William Bennett, and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice’s Robert Enlow. Indiana is a good fit for ALEC, a “bill mill” organization which works with corporate lawyers and lawmakers to write and pass anti-public ... more »

    Weekly Menu #25

    Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
    [image: Weekly Dinner Menu 25] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: [image: Menu_Members] Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – Organized Island Sunday Oven Fried Chicken [image: Oven_friend_Chicken_9] Monday Simple Steak Salad [image: Simple-Steak-Salad-recipe] Tuesday Sausage and Peppers Bruschetta [image: Sausage-and-Peppers-Bruschetta] Wednesday Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders [image: Slow-Cooker-Pulled-Pork] Thursday Coconut Chicken with Two Mango Salsas [image: Coconut Chicken with 2 Mango Salsas] Friday ... more »

    Family Of U.S. Reporter Marie Colvin Sues Syria For Her Death In Homs

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
    A man holds a sign honoring Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin after a memorial service, outside St Martin in the Field in London May 16, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth *Reuters*: *Family of killed U.S. journalist Marie Colvin sues Syria* The family of American journalist Marie Colvin, who died in Syria in 2012, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in a U.S. court, accusing the Syrian government of deliberately killing her. Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Homs in 2012 while reporting on the Syrian conflict, now in its sixth year.... more »

    The U.S. Air Force Wants The Congress To Expedite Fighter Jet Sales To The Middle East

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
    A F18 Super Hornet creates a vapor cone as it flies at a transonic speed while doing a flyby of the USS Eisenhower off the coast of Virginia, in the Atlantic Ocean, December 10, 2015. REUTERS/MARK WILSON/POOL *Reuters:* *U.S. Air Force urges decision on delayed Mideast fighter jet sales* A top U.S. Air Force official on Sunday urged the U.S. government to speed up its consideration of long-standing bids by Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain to buy U.S. fighter jets, citing growing frustration among the key U.S. allies in the Gulf about delays in the process. Air Force Deputy Undersecretary... more »

    Civil War Has Returned To South Sudan

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
    *BBC*:* South Sudan 'back to war', says VP Riek Machar's spokesman* South Sudan is "back to war", a spokesman for the vice-president has told the BBC, as rival factions clash and hundreds have been reported killed. Forces loyal to Vice-President Riek Machar say government troops attacked their positions in the capital, Juba. But Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said "the situation is normal and it is under full control". The UN mission said its buildings had suffered damage, and that hundreds had sought shelter in its compounds. *Read more* .... *More News On South Suda...more »

    Ever Wonder Why Fox News Always Poo-Poos The Republican War On Women?

    DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
    *How many of those women who work at Fox News actually have blown him?* I was driving. My boss was in the front seat and an old friend of mine-- a young old friend of mine-- was in the back seat. He was applying for a job and my boss was taking us out to lunch (on his company credit card). He said something shocking with the clear implication that my friend could only get the job if he would have sex with him. My friend and I tried to laugh it off. The boss turned around and lurched at him-- going in for a crotch grab. My friend was agile and fast and escaped the lunge. He then roll... more »

    The Nazarene Mafia

    Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
    The Real O.G.s by the Sea of Galilee T•C•B

    'Nother winner!

    sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
    Two winners in one day! Take *that, *EU!


    Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
    And as the most-British-ever tennis player wins Wimbledon for Britain again...


    sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago

    "Who speaks for those who want to remain in the EU?"

    Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
    If there was one question on Mark Mardell's mind on last week's *The World This Weekend *with Mark Mardell is was, "Who now speaks for that 48% who voted Remain?" It was also the Brexit-related question on his mind this week. Here's how he phrased it today: "Who speaks for those who want to remain in the EU?" After going to last week's March of the 0.17% of the Population who Attended the March, this week he went to* another* gathering of disgruntled Remainers. He's incorrigible.


    Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
    Here's a postponed post that *should* have been posted at the time (Saturday 9 April, early evening). I post it now (Sunday, early evening), unchanged.... As to why I didn't post it at the time I'll let you guess. ****** It's not every day you get to debunk *Guido Fawkes, *but Guido has posted a piece this afternoon saying that Rachel Sylvester of *The Times *"contradicted her own story *[regarding Andrea Leadsom and Motherhoodgate]*...an hour later" on the BBC this morning. Guido's evidence is RS saying something on the BBC News Channel at 9:04 and then seeming to say something... more »

    Why there won't be a race war...

    Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
    *because white people will not participate*. It's as simple as that. Not that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and all the rest of the liberal/Marxist scum aren't trying their best to foment one. Who the hell do they think is going to participate? The soy latte drinking pajama boys on the left? Ah, no. The rich libtards who are protected by their walls and heavily armed security? Not a chance since it would interrupt one of their million dollar vacations. The people on the right? No. They will defend themselves if necessary, but they won't go looking for a war. *Barack Obama*... more »

    The Last Of His Generation

    Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
    It's been a week since Elie Wiesel's death. Avi Benolo writes that he was the last of his generation: His generation was the generation of the 20th century that struggled to put a broken world back together. His generation was the generation of Martin Luther King Jr. A generation that fought for social justice and humanity. It was a generation that spoke about not being silent. In King’s words, “our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Similarly, Wiesel would argue “we must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence en... more »


    Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago

    Osama Bin Laden’s Son Vows Revenge Against US

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
    Bin Laden hoped his son Hamza would eventually succeed him (file image) *The Independent:* *Osama bin Laden’s son vows revenge against US for killing his father in audio message posted online* In a 21-minute speech released by Al-Qaeda, Hamza bin Laden promises to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States. The son of Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the US for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online by Al-Qaeda. Hamza bin Laden promised to continue the global militant group's fight against the United States and... more »

    Did President Obama Fail The World's Expectations Of Him?

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
    *Nahal Toosi, Politico:* *How the World Fell Out of Love with Obama* *In countries key to the president’s legacy, people express profound disappointment in a man from whom they expected great things.* The rest of the world fell as hard for Barack Obama as Americans did. Back in 2008, the same qualities in the 47-year-old senator from Illinois that excited U.S. voters enthralled people around the globe. He was a fresh face and a compelling orator. He had spent his childhood in the Asia-Pacific, and his skin color alone made billions of people feel a connection with him. Perhaps mos... more »

    President Obama Defends Black Lives Matter. U.S. 'Not As Divided As Some Have Suggested'

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
    *CBS: **Obama defends Black Lives Matter movement as protests heat up* During a visit to Spain early Sunday morning, President Obama defended the Black Lives Matter movement and the right of activists to demonstrate in cities across the United States, following a long night of ongoing protests over the highly public deaths last week of two black men at the hands of police. "One of the great things about America is that individual citizens and groups of citizens can petition their government, can protest, can speak truth to power," Mr. Obama told reporters in Madrid. "And that is s... more »

    Protests Against The Police Spread Across The U.S.

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
    *ABC News*: *More Than 200 Protesters Arrested in Baton Rouge and St. Paul Overnight* While thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of major U.S. cities again Saturday night -- protesting the recent killings by police of black men Philando Castile in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana -- a demonstration in St. Paul took a particularly violent turn, with participants hurling Molotov cocktails, fireworks, rocks, glass bottles, concrete slabs, and bricks at riot gear-wearing police officers. And between demonstrations in Baton Rouge and...more »

    Will There Be Violent Protests At The Republican Convention?

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
    1968 Democrat Convention riot *McCltachy News*: *Fears of violent protests mount as Republican convention nears* * Spate of violence at Donald Trump campaign events has raised security concerns * Law enforcement officials have visited homes of local protest organizers to interview them * More than 50,000 convention attendees, thousands of protesters are expected in Cleveland RICHMOND, VA. Genevieve Walters wasn’t looking for violence but would have welcomed it. Walters was among 100 protesters outside the Richmond Coliseum who angrily chanted expletives, stared down police and ta... more »

    Economic News & Views .... July 10 , 2016. Quick Hits - 1. Sunday Top Post Brexit & UK Political Updates. 2.Top News From Elsewhere " Around The Horn In Europe ". 3. Post Dallas Tension In The US Continue.

    Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
    Update...... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1m 1 minute ago Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: Sovereign Market Dislocation a... http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/07/weekly -commentary-sovereign-market.html?spref=tw … Excellent overview fr Doug Noland Post - Brexit , UK Political Puzzles..... *The Economist* ‏@TheEconomist 1m 1 minute ago Parliament will have a role but does not need to pass an act to trigger Brexit negotiations http://econ.st/29BG3y3 *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 now fred walton Retweeted The Independent Germany, ... more »

    Thought for the day

    sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
    Don’t you just hate it when otherwise respectable people punctuate their conversation with “D’you know what?” I realise they do this for dramatic effect, but in my opinion it just makes them look a bit of a prat. But it’s a contagion so no doubt I’ll do it myself sometime. Whatever. *The News* is like news-on-steroids at the minute. I’ve been binge-watching politics all morning, and d’you know what? I can’t think of anything interesting to say about it. It’s so mad that even the normal norms are abnormal, if that’s not too Rumsfieldian for a Sunday lunchtime. Oh yes, and by the way... more »

    Maryam and Mona

    Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
    On a similar theme, this morning's *Sunday *featured a discussion between Professor Mona Siddiqui (of *Thought For The Day* fame) and Maryam Namazie from the Council of Ex-Muslims in Britain. As the *Independent *has been reporting, more than 200 individuals and human rights groups have signed a letter branding Mona Siddiqui's official inquiry into the role of sharia courts in the UK (set up by Theresa May) as a "whitewash" because of the appointment of an Islamic scholar (ie. Mona) as chair and two imams to its advisory board. *Sunday *is to be commended for featuring both sides... more »

    Sunday Morning Live

    Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
    This morning's *Sunday Morning Live *was quite engaging and featured admirably well-balanced panels for its three main discussions. Its 'big questions' were typical ones for the BBC on a Sunday morning - 'Is America failing its black community?', 'Is Islamic extremism caused by religion of politics?' and 'Are transgender athletes playing fair?' - but, thankfully, there was none of the 'bear pit' atmosphere you usually find on *The Big Questions.* The central discussion - the one on Islamic extremism and the Iraq War - featured Douglas Murray, Lola Adesioye, Charlie Wolf and Remo... more »

    Climate Tricks 55, Paris Deal vs scientific papers debunking the AGW hypothesis

    Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
    In a special interview of former COMELEC Commissioner Christian Monsod by Rappler, he will likely say -- along with Climate Change Commission (CCC) officials, Tony la Vina, Sen. Legarda, etc. -- that less rain or no rain or more rain, less flood or no flood or more flood, we should have more climate agencies, more climate meetings, and implicitly say that we should send more money to the UN, CCC, DENR, etc. so they can save the planet. The UN, Al Gore, WWF, Greenpeace, etc. claim of "97% scientific concensus on man-made CC" should includes themselves non-scientists (lawyers, politi... more »

    Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, July 10th, 2016

    Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
    [image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday again... And as usual time for my weekly rant... It has indeed been a pretty colder than usual summer here in these parts of central Canada... But this does not surprise me at all... I have stated so many times in previous rants that our sun, Sol, has indeed gone "cold" and has not been putting out its normal amount of solar radiation... The result of that diminished flow of solar radiation hitting this planet is a "cooling period".... Yes, there is a very strong possibility that with this continuing cooling cycle that we indeed could be entering a "Maun... more »

    AFT Makes Sure HRC's Charter Positions Get Codified

    Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
    After Randi Weingarten's passionate speech in favor, the following amendment to the Dem platform was passed yesterday with only four "nay" votes. This is classic Weingarten language, as the amendment decries what the amendment allows: we want charter schools, which, by definition, drain public resources, but we don't want them to drain public resources. And we want charters to enroll ELLs and special needs children, even though we know that charters almost never provide adequate services to these children. Relevant video starts at 31:20 from CSpan:

    Must Jews literally be likened to Satan for UK media to note Palestinian antisemitism? Oh wait… per UK Media Watch

    Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
    UK Media Watch report https://ukmediawatch.org/2016/07/10/must-jews-literally-be-likened-to-satan-for-uk-media-to-note-palestinian-antisemitism-oh-wait/ 'PMW explained that presenting Jews as agents of Satan who bring evil into the world is "a part of the PA's religious ideology", and noted that Abbas' advisor on Islam recently stressed that PA ideology views the conflict with Israel as "a conflict with Satan". Further, a poem teaching that "Zion, is Satan with a tail" has been recited by Palestinian children six times in recent years on official PA TV, most recently in 2015.' Y... more »

    Shooting of Dallas Officers Spurs Acts of Kindness to Police

    KANTELE FRANKO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
    [image: Dallas police Sgts. Amanda Renteria, left, and Laura Browning right, lay a bundle of flowers and candles at the base of a Dallas Police Department cruiser that is serving as a makeshift memorial outside of police headquarters, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Dallas.] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Dallas shooting that killed five officers has spurred an outpouring of support for police, not only in Texas but hundreds of miles away. Around the country, people have showed up at local departments with flowers,... more »


    jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
    *Philly Schools Ordered To Pay $2.3 Million For Anti-WHITE Racism* *Ackerman* Philadelphia’s public school system was ordered to pay out $2.3 million in damages after a court found it deliberately discriminated against a white-owned business. Security and Data Technologies, Inc. (SDT) was initially chosen by Philadelphia School District (PSD) and then-Superintendent Arlene Ackerman back in 2010 to install surveillance cameras at 19 schools PSD classified as particularly dangerous. After the company began preliminary work, it was abruptly “deselected” and the $7.5 million no-bid... more »

    Socialism’s Support for Abortion Drove Whittaker Chambers to Faith

    Jonathan Leaf at The Stream - 16 hours ago
    [image: Whittaker_Chambers-1] Saturday, July 9 was the 55th anniversary of the death of Whittaker Chambers. If that name isn’t familiar, perhaps it should be. Chambers played an important role in America’s victory in the Cold War. He did this by helping to... more »

    Experts: Robot Bomb That Killed Dallas Gunman Probably Lawful

    Kevin Daley at The Stream - 16 hours ago
    [image: Investigators work in the area of downtown Dallas that remains an active crime scene, Saturday, July 9, 2016. Five police officers are dead and several injured following a shooting in downtown Dallas Thursday night.] Dallas police used a robot to end a tense standoff with the gunman believed to be responsible for the deaths of five police officers Thursday night, in a novel maneuver many legal experts believe was lawful, if unprecedented. City officials... more »

    Who's Afraid Of The NRA? Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio And Most Republicans-- But Not Alan Grayson

    DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
    I remember April 16, 2007 because it was my sister Michelle's birthday. 32 families remember it for another, more gruesome reason: 32 people were shot to death-- and 17 were injured-- when a Virginia Tech student opened fire on the Blacksburg campus over the course of two hours. A few months later a 19 year old decided to commit suicide in Omaha but apparently didn't want to die alone so, on December 7, 2007, he went down to the Von Maur department store and opened fire in the mall, killing 8 random people and wounding 4 others. Two months later-- welcome to 2008-- Steven Kazmiercz... more »

    The Economy slumps as tourism rises

    Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
    *Eva and I beat the heat the other day with a midday soak in a local creek* The Transportation Minister said Taiwan posted fewer tourists from China in June... Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan (賀陳旦) said Thursday that the number of Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan in June posted a bigger year-on-year drop than in May, although the country received more foreign travelers in the two-month period compared with the same period of last year. The June numbers are not yet publicly available. Last week the Taiwan Affairs Office of China said that it had not handed down orders to reduce ... more »

    The Supreme Court’s Women Betray Women

    Gerard M. Nadal at The Stream - 17 hours ago
    [image: Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan on October 1, 2010, prior to Justice Kagan's Investiture Ceremony.] If ever there were a law that so embodied the original argument in favor of abortion, it was the Texas law struck down two weeks ago by the U.S. Supreme Court. If ever there were a mockery of all that the... more »

    Interview: How the Permanent Sexual Revolution is Crushing Freedom Worldwide

    Mercatornet at The Stream - 17 hours ago
    [image: same-sex marriage - 900] When German writer and public speaker Gabriele Kuby talks about the effects of the West's student revolution of 1968 she knows her stuff. She was there, at the Free University of Berlin, studying sociology and gung-ho with the anti-authoritarianism of... more »

    Iraq PM Says Key Base Taken Back From ISIS

    SINAN SALAHEDDIN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
    [image: Mosul Iraq Map - 900] BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces recaptured a northern air base from the Islamic State group on Saturday, a victory hailed by the prime minister as a key step ahead of the long-awaited operation to retake the northern city of Mosul.... more »

    Mormon Missionaries to Stay in Russia Despite Anti-Religion Law

    AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
    [image: People walk near the Salt Lake Temple on the way to the opening session for the semi-annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Mormon leaders are set to deliver guidance to their worldwide membership in a series of speeches this weekend during the religion's semiannual conference in Salt Lake City. More than 100,000 Mormons will attend the five sessions over two days, with millions more watching live broadcasts from their homes. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Mormon missionaries wil... more »

    Demonstrators Rally in Baton Rouge Over Black Man’s Death

    REBECCA SANTANA at The Stream - 18 hours ago
    [image: A protester yells at police officers in riot gear after being forced off the motor way in front of the the Baton Rouge Police Department Headquarters in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, July 9, 2016. Several hundred protesters, including members of the New Black Panther party, blocked the road causing police to close the road and move the crowd with riot police.] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson was one of several people arrested Saturday night during an often-tense protest in Louisiana that included a contingent of hundreds of people w... more »

    Police Agencies on Edge, on Guard Amid Heightened Threats

    GREG SCHREIER at The Stream - 18 hours ago
    [image: A Dallas police officer helps tighten security at their headquarters after receiving an anonymous threat against law enforcement across the city, Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Dallas. Five police were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas Thursday night.] ATLANTA (AP) -- Police agencies across the U.S. are on edge and on guard after receiving threats and calls for violence against them on social media in the aftermath of the killings of two black men and the sniper attack... more »

    Chilcot Report “Late Confession Of Crimes” In Iraq

    Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
    Britain’s role in the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq has been criticized in the long-awaited Chilcot Report that was released on Wednesday. The report is a “late confession of crimes” by the United States and Britain, according to Egyptian analysts and expert Mohamed al-Orabi. Xinhua reports: WAR IN IRAQ CRIME “The war in Iraq, launched in 2003, wasn’t a mistake, it was a crime,” said Mohamed al-Orabi, former Egyptian foreign minister. The British report proved the determination of both the United States and Britain to destroy Iraq, al-Orabi told Xinhua. The report said th... more »

    Squirrel Escapes Hawk With Ninja Jump

    Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
    A crafty ninja squirrel pulled out an outrageous move to escape the clutches of a hungry hawk in New Jersey’s Lincoln Park. john dunstan YouTube video: A plucky squirrel narrowly escaped the clutches of a deadly bird of prey as it risked its life by jumping to safety. Amazed onlooker John Dunstan captured the incredible moment the squirrel made a desperate leap of faith and evaded its deadly fate. The battle between predator and prey took place in Jersey City in New Jersey. Using incredible ninja-like reflexes, the squirrel narrowly escaped becoming the bird’s next meal. In the vide... more »

    Republican Leaders Afraid to Lead, Reward Democrats for Their Sit-In Stunt

    Dave Bratt at The Stream - 19 hours ago
    [image: Paul Ryan - 900] While the United States remains vulnerable to the threat of radical Islamist terrorism, House leadership idles its time by considering a vote on a bill that cooperates with the left's narrative and erodes the rule of law and our... more »

    Putin Signs Law Restricting Religious Expression, Invitations to Church

    Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 20 hours ago
    [image: Putin Half Smirk - 900] Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed an anti-terrorism bill that includes dramatic restrictions on religious liberty for individuals and organizations. In June, religious liberty advocates domestically and internationally urged Putin to veto the bill. In addition to terrorism prevention measures... more »

    Jeremy Corbyn faces new questions from MPs about antisemitism per The Guardian

    Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
    The Guardian reports http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/10/jeremy-corbyn-faces-new-questions-over-antisemitism that Jeremy Corbyn is likely to be recalled to give further evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee following complaints about the accuracy of some of his testimony. 'One of several complaints is understood to relate to comments Corbyn made about one of his constituents, Paul Eisen. Corbyn told the committee that he had not attended any events involving Eisen after he heard that he was a Holocaust denier, but MPs want to question him further having receiv... more »

    Why the missile launch conspiracies are, at best ignorant

    Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
    *Because nothing says popsicle like an egg yolk flavored popsicle* This week the 1996 DPP candidate for president, Peng Min-min, a stalwart of Taiwan independence for decades, commented in the Taipei Times that the accidental missile launch from the naval ship in K-town last week may not have been accidental.... It just so happens that the leader of Country B is abroad on a diplomatic visit, which offers an excellent opportunity for implementing the plot. Everything is in place, the lowly soldier is on stand-by over his launch button and all the other officers have cleared the deck... more »

    Cliff Richard 'to sue BBC and South Yorkshire Police' per BBC News

    Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
    The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36757230 through gritted teeth that: 'Pop singer Sir Cliff Richard is reported to be planning to sue the BBC and South Yorkshire Police for "colluding" to broadcast a police raid on his home. Officers investigating historic sex allegations against the singer launched an investigation in 2014, which was filmed by the BBC.' Good, more people should sue the BBC when it gets things wrong, I'd like them brought to book for every piece of bias too.

    DNC Primary Election Fraud Caught On Camera In San Diego

    Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
    Evidence of widespread election fraud in the California Democratic primary continues to surface, with citizen election monitors in San Diego capturing footage of tampered Bernie Sanders provisional ballots. The ballots have white-out erasing part or all of Bernie Sanders name. In the captured footage, a monitor reports that almost half the ballots in the box she saw had been altered in this way – and always against Sanders. Sourceplanet.com reports: In a follow up interview with another official, Charles Wallace, an IT manager, confirms that it is indeed white-out that can be seen on... more »

    Whistleblower: The Clinton Foundation Is Rotten To The Core

    Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
    The Clinton Foundation is part of an international charity fraud network worth over $100 billion since 1997, according to a Foundation whistleblower, as claims the Foundation is rotten to the core begin to emerge from various state departments, insiders and Bernie Sanders himself. The mainstream media has been attempting to paint the Clinton email scandal as the only scandal, however those in the know have been encouraging us to ‘focus on the Foundation,’ claiming that the corruption runs deep and wide, involving not just the Clintons but most of government, including Barack Obama. ... more »

    Reality vs Connes' fantasies about physics on non-commutative spaces

    Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
    Florin Moldoveanu, an eclectic semi-anti-quantum zealot, hasn't ever been trained in particle physics and he doesn't understand it but he found it reasonable to uncritically write about Alain Connes' proposals to construct a correct theory of particle physics using the concepts of noncommutative geometry. Now, Connes is a very interesting guy, great, creative, and playful mathematician, and he surely belongs among the most successful abstract mathematicians who have worked hard to learn particle physics. Except that the product just isn't enough because the airplanes don't land. His... more »

    Countless Animals Killed In Cold Blood To Make Rihanna’s Illuminati Coats

    Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
    Self-confessed Illuminati member Rihanna has refused to stop wearing real fur, despite the fact that over 50 animals are killed in cold blood to make her coats. This is what Rihanna chose to wear to the Met Gala in New York City. A luxurious dress made out of fur that caught everyone’s attention – for all the wrong reasons. Yousignanimals.org report: In case you did not know, over 50 animals were electrocuted or skinned alive to make that single piece of clothing. Rihanna did not seem to have a problem with it, as she proudly posed for photos in front of anctious and cheerful papara... more »

    More Evidence Trump Is A Secret Clinton Operative

    Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
    More and more people are beginning to believe Donald Trump is a secret Clinton operation designed to get Hillary elected. Trump is, after all, the only Republican nominee who was a lifelong Democrat and Clinton donor. He is also the only Republican running who called his friend Bill Clinton to discuss running before he entered the race. It is the political rumour that won’t go away. In an interview with The National Review, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) talks about rumors she’s heard that Trump is a secret Clinton plant — and she can’t dismiss the idea entirely. “There are some theories o... more »

    MPs Vow To Make Bush, Blair Stand Trial For Iraq War Crimes

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
    MPs in Egypt are calling for former British prime minister Tony Blair and former US president George W. Bush to be put on trial for war crimes in Iraq. The Egyptian parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs have requested that the two ex-world leaders be arrested and tried in court over the illegal invasion of Iraq. Presstv.com reports: The Chilcot report “has exposed the false reasons which … Bush and … Blair had exploited to wage their illegitimate war against Iraq,” the statement read, adding that the war on Iraq left over one million people dead and millions more injured and di... more »

    World Leader Set To Confirm Aliens Visit Earth By End of 2016

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
    Bookies are slashing the odds on a world leader revealing that aliens have visited and continue to visit the Earth before the end of the year. President Obama and David Cameron are among the names that have been tipped to disclose the truth that aliens are walking among us. Mirror.co.uk reports: Activists are stepping up calls today for governments around the world to formally acknowledge that extra-terrestrials are engaging the human race. World Disclosure Day is being held to raise awareness of the so-called Roswell incident 69 years ago and end the ‘truth embargo’, say organiser... more »

    George Soros Manufactured EU Refugee Crisis

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
    George Soros funded and orchestrated the refugee crisis in Europe, opening the gates to allow refugees and terrorists into the continent. Soros’s agenda has always been about destroying national sovereignty and national borders. Zerohedge.com reports: The refugee crisis is not a naturally occurring phenomenon. It coincided with OSF donating money to the US-based Migration Policy Institute and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, both Soros-sponsored organizations. Both groups advocate the resettlement of third-world Muslims into Europe. In 2015, a Sk... more »

    Beyonce Calls For Black People To Start Race War In America

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
    Beyonce has issued a call to arms in response to the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, saying that people should “rise up” and “fight the police”. The queen of pop posted a call-to-action on her website prior to the Dallas shooting on Thursday, inciting fans to use physical violence: We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities. It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they “stop killing us.” We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives. We’re going to stand up as a community and fight against anyone who beli... more »

    Furious Hillary Clinton Slams FBI: “I Did Nothing Wrong!”

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
    An angry Hillary Clinton has slammed the FBI’s claims that she was “extremely careless” in handling classified material, claiming the comments are nonsense. In her first public comment since the embarrassing truth came to light about her incompetence as Secretary of State, Hillary attempted to downplay claims by FBI director James Comey that she was negligent. Nytimes.com reports: Although Mr. Comey, in a congressional hearing on Thursday, pointed out several contradictions between what Mrs. Clinton had said publicly about her email use and what she said in sworn testimony, Mrs. Cl... more »

    Russia Put Black Lives Matter On Official ‘Terror List’

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
    Russia are planning to place Black Lives Matter (BLM) on their ‘terror list’, officially recognising the group as a “racist terrorist organisation”. The Federation Council is setting in motions plans to place BLM on the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) “Unified List of Organizations, Including Foreign and International Organizations That Have Been Recognized As Terrorist [Groups] By Russian Law”. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this report, SLEDCOM derives its authority to conduct this terrorist investigation of Black Lives Matter based on its authorization under Federal La... more »

    Hillary Clinton May Have Security Clearances Revoked

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
    GOP lawmakers are pushing to pass a new bill that will strip Hillary Clinton of any security clearances she currently holds. Republicans petitioned the administration on Thursday in order to have Hillary’s access to secret information revoked, warning that if the intelligence community fail to do it they will pass a bill in order to do it themselves. Washingtontimes.com reports: The White House has said it won’t deny Mrs. Clinton access, saying it is a tradition for both the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees to be briefed so they can effect an orderly transition if the... more »

    ISIS Shoot Down Russian Chopper, Killing Two Pilots

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
    ISIS militants downed a Russian military helicopter near Palmyra, Syria, on Friday killing two Russian pilots on board. The helicopter had been attacking ISIS shortly before it was taken down. Rt.com reports: “On July 8, Russian military pilot-instructors Evgeny Dolgin and Ryafagat Khabibulin, were conducting a calibration flight on a Syrian Mi-25 (export version of the Mi-24) helicopter loaded with ammunition in the province of Homs,” the official statement from the Ministry of Defense reads. “The crew received a request from the Syrian command group to help defeat the advancing ... more »

    Tweet For Today

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    Obama asks Americans not to fear a return to a dark past, by @khennessey https://t.co/uLF0GCbRi9 pic.twitter.com/HsPOLz1XNh — AP Politics (@AP_Politics) July 9, 2016

    This little piggy had none: are fat soluble micronutrients diluted by serum lipids in CVD and psoriasis?

    George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 1 day ago
    This will be a rambling post, I'm afraid, and more of a sketch of an idea rather than a pinning down. This excellent pig study, first tweeted by Prof Andro of the Suppversity blog, is clear proof that the Seven Countries study, as long suspected, was severely confounded by latitude, sunlight exposure, and vitamin D.Summary 4 groups of swine (n=16) fed 2 different atherogenic diets, one with 1500iu vs 500iu vit D3, the other with 1,300iu vs no vit D (calcium was supplemented when level dropped too much). for 12 months. Diet was (as far as I can tell) high sugar (30-50%), high saturate... more »

    The British Military Will Allow Women To Serve In Close Combat Roles

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    MoD *The Independent:* *Women to fight in frontline combat roles in British military* David Cameron is set to lift a longstanding ban A ban on women serving in frontline combat roles in the British armed forces is set to be lifted. David Cameron is expected to announce the new policy at a Nato summit in Warsaw, according to sources cited by the BBC. The change follows an 18-month review of the policy announced last year by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. The review looked into questions of whether women were physically strong enough to serve with the infantry on the frontline... more »

    Picture Of The Day

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *Reconnaissance Mission * U.S. and Jordanian special operations forces react to an opposing response force during a simulated special reconnaissance mission as part of exercise Eager Lion 2016 in Amman, Jordan, May 23, 2016. The annual exercise evaluates U.S. and Jordanian troops and is designed to strengthen relationships and interoperability between partner nations. Army photo by Spc. Darius Davis

    July 9: Call it a bad mood.

    Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
    The front page, must-read story is that Syrian women will be selling homemade Syrian food at local farmers' markets. I'm glad to hear it. I 'll certainly buy some. But this is surely not the biggest possible story of the day for Moncton. Actually, if you read the rest of section A, it is the biggest story of the day. The next biggest is that people are just going ape over public transport. The story tells us ridership rose by 22 percent in 2014. (Of course, that 22 percent rise in 2014 might have something to do with the fact the system was locked out for six months in 2013. Of co... more »

    Lockheed Martin Threatens Canada, (Again) If Ottawa Does Not Buy The F-35

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    The change of government will likely see Canada pull out of the F-35 joint Strike Fighter Program, driving up costs for other countries. Above, a Canadian airman has his picture taken beside an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter before the start of a news conference in Ottawa in 2010. Reuters/Chris Wattie *Flight Global*: *Lockheed warns of industrial impact if Canada ditches F-35* Lockheed Martin may decide to move the industrial participation that Canada currently benefits from on the F-35 to another programme partner if Ottawa decides against acquiring the Lightning II, the company says... more »

    Millennials Conitnue To Show An Interest In Joining The U.S. Military

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *Military Times:* *The Pentagon keeps data on millennials. This is what it says* Young Americans continue to show steady interest in military service despite the improved economy and fading sense of patriotic duty that can be traced directly to 9/11, according to an analysis of Defense Department data conducted by Military Times. In fact, internal Pentagon polls that track public opinion among the military’s target demographics — young men, in particular — show that today’s so-called millennial generation is not much different than its predecessors. “What attracts even the mille... more »

    TPP: It’s The Fast-Lame-Duck Passage & Evasion Of Accountability To Voters – Stupid!

    DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
    *Prequel: During the debate at the Democratic Platform Committee this morning, Ben Jealous warned that weak TPP language-- ironically offered by Lee Saunders of AFSCME-- will empower Trump. "We have from good authority," he said, "that the draft GOP platform opposes the TPP." He was joined by Nina Turner and Cornel West as the main spokespeople for a strong anti-TPP plank. The Hillary and Wasserman Schultz-nominated delegates saw to it that Ben Jealous' anti-TPP amendment failed, 106-74, while Bernie delegates yelled "Shame!" and the Clinton delegates congratulated each other. A B... more »

    Excellent New Article From John Kaminski: Show Me!

    Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
    I am still following the information that is coming out of the alternative media and from my fellow friends and colleagues in the real "truth movement" about the latest false flag shooting in Dallas Texas... Yes, it does appear that at this one, or so it seems, we have some real deaths including possibly as many as 5 Dallas police officers.... I am still looking at the evidence and trying to put the pieces together before I call this any type of set up or hoax, and I do have some reports at this blog coming very soon..... One thing of note of course is the fact that apparently this ... more »

    Clinton cheerleaders claiming she isn't in the corporate charter camp?

    Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
    *“There is not a speck, not a sliced-thin scintilla of evidence to suggest that Clinton will do anything except continue straight down the same road that Bush and Obama took us. And there’s no telling what Trump will do about education, but it’s a safe bet that it will be huge, it will be business oriented, and that it will involve blustery hair-brained ignorance.” — Peter Greene* It's a tough time to be a public education advocate. The fervor over the 2016 election has partisans lashing out with an unprecedented amount of vitriol towards anyone questioning the education policies ... more »


    Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
    Having a pretty productive day yesterday as far as tackling my list of errands, I jumped at the opportunity to head out early this morning with one of my tenants who wanted to do a little fishing at a small pond just off the highway south of town. I haven't fished in a few years but I grabbed my binoculars and tagged along for some fresh air and to see what birds might catch my eye. It was pretty overcast and muggy and the mosquitos were rather annoying at times but I did spot a grey jay before I even got out of the truck. It's been three or four years since one has graced my year... more »

    The South China Sea Boundary Dispute Threatens To Upend The Regional Order In Asia

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Straits Times:* *South China Sea dispute: New testing ground for Asia's regional order* On Tuesday, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will be issuing its ruling, which is legally binding, on the arbitration initiated by the Philippines against China over the latter's expansive claims in the South China Sea. The Sunday Times takes a look at the case, views and responses of direct and indirect players involved in it, and how the ruling - expected to largely favour the Philippines - might affect the region. The arbitral tribunal ruling on ... more »

    Chinese Navy Holds Massive Live-Fire Exercises In South China Sea

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *South China Morning Post*:* PLA warships carry out biggest live-fire drills yet in South China Sea* *Exercises in the South China Sea draw South, North and East Sea fleets, and come ahead of an international ruling on Beijing’s claims in the waters* The PLA Navy has carried out its largest live-fire drill yet in the South China Sea, ahead of a ruling by an international tribunal on a dispute with the Philippines over claims to the strategic waters. Warships from the north and east fleets joined the south fleet in the drills, the army mouthpiece PLA Daily said on its website. The... more »

    Russian Attack Helicopter Shot Down In Syria (Video)

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *RT*:* 2 Russian pilots killed as ISIS shoots down chopper near Palmyra – MoD* Islamic State militants have downed a military helicopter near Palmyra, Syria, killing two Russian pilots on board. The helicopter had been attacking the advancing terrorists at Damascus’ request when it was taken down, according to the Russian defense ministry. “On July 8, Russian military pilot-instructors Evgeny Dolgin and Ryafagat Khabibulin, were conducting a calibration flight on a Syrian Mi-25 (export version of the Mi-24) helicopter loaded with ammunition in the province of Homs,” the official ... more »

    Republicans Sneaking Their Misogynist Ideology Into Appropriations Bills-- The War On Women Continues

    DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
    The Trump-supporting clown who replaced Boehner as Speaker of the House was, as we all know, dedicated ideologue Paul Ryan. A bigger joke, Warren Davidson, replace Boehner as the Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district. He introduced his first amendment to a bill-- an appropriations bill as it turns out-- Wednesday. And, as pig-headed and stupid as anyone would have expected from Davidson, it passed, 217 to 203, although with virtually every Democrat and two dozen Republicans voting against it. Davidson's amendment, part of the Republican Party War On Women, seeks to... more »

    GOP Governor Signs Transgender Bill Forcing Businesses to Let People Use Any Restroom

    Amber Randall at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: Meet 7 Big Businesses behind Houston’s LGBT Ballot Measure] Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill into law Friday forcing businesses to allow people who identify as the opposite sex to use the bathroom of their choice. Massachusetts now allows people with gender identity disorder to use the bathroom corresponding... more »

    what is a staged terror event ?

    Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
    Operation Northwoods

    "How It Really Is"

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

    "Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures"

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
    *"Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures"* By Charles Hugh Smith "Ultimately, the dominance of global capital (the Corporatocracy) is not financial- it's political. One little-remarked consequence of the central banks' policies of near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing is the unrivaled dominance of mobile global capital, i.e. the Corporatocracy. The source of corporate political power is the ability to borrow essentially unlimited sums for next to nothing: what I have long termed free money for financiers. Armed with central-bank supplied unlimited credit, global ... more »

    "Ignorance Is Bliss..."

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
    "Every civilization in the history of man is made up of a small group of ruling elitists and a larger group of subordinate workers. It’s interesting to note that the small ruling elite does not argue this fact, and yet, the larger mass group of workers do. Ignorance is bliss for only as long as ignorance is an option. Ignorance ceases to be an option for each of us at different times in our lives." – JC Collins

    "The Game Is Rigged"

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
    *"What the Elite Really Think of You"* by Michael Covel "The global elites think you’re ignorant. That’s not my opinion. It comes straight from them. In this case, it’s from self-important James Traub, a Harvard graduate from the family that owns the Bloomingdale’s chain of luxury department stores. Here’s what Traub said: "It's time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses." That says it all. His statement provides a key insight into the beliefs of the “ruling class.” You need to understand how they think and act if you want to avoid living as a slave. This guy is an ... more »

    Fukushima Update:"Your Radiation This Week, June 18 to July 2, 2016"; Publishing Changes

    noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
    *Changes:* The Combined Beta and Gamma Radiation numbers publication dates are changed to publication twice a month. The next publication date for the reporting cities Radiation Numbers is July 16, 2016. Thank you for all your comments and direct correspondence, and also thank you to those of you who have shared each article, without deviation, with your readers, friends and neighbors. Some who have been attempting to minimize the risks may be doing so out of sheer ignorance, others, ‘not so much.’ For those who have skewed the facts presented in the YRTW series, in misguided efforts... more »

    Bishop E.W. Jackson Calls on Churches to Honor and Pray for Police This Sunday

    Liberty McArtor at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: Bishop E.W. Jackson] Bishop E.W. Jackson of Virginia is calling on churches to support law enforcement this Sunday in the wake of a sniper attack that killed five Dallas police officers during a protest earlier this week. President of the non-profit Staying True...more »

    Andrea Leadsom and Tory Decadence

    Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
    "In truth @andrealeadsom better suited to obscurity than high office" so tweeted backbench Tory Sarah Wollaston this morning. And I for one find it hard to disagree. Since Leadsom was touted as a potential leader in the early days of the referendum campaign, I've watched her rise to media prominence and for the life of me couldn't discern anything special about her. A pantomime Thatcher at best who could repeat her lines, but without the conviction and drive the aforementioned possessed. Then at one of the referendum debates, I forget which one, she prefaced her remarks about some ... more »

    Green Billionaire Aims to Take Over Colorado’s Legislature

    Chris White at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer discusses climate change at a symposium in Sacramento, Calif. Steyer is taking sides between two Democrats in a California primary where oil companies are bankrolling a campaign supporting a Democratic challenger. The former hedge fund manager on Friday, May 20, 2016, reported making a $500,000 contribution to back Sen. Jim Beall, who voted for a 2015 law to cut petroleum use by half within 15 years. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)] Billionaire anti-fracking activist Tom Steyer has dramatically ... more »


    JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
    *Spectacular 'forests of the sea' kelp fields which span thousands of kilometres and fund a $10 BILLION tourism and seafood industry wiped out by a marine heatwave* *Greenies can't help themselves. They can't resist tying any natural disaster to global warming. The dieoff described below happened in 2011, in the middle of a global temperature stasis that had lasted 12 years at that point. Over that period, global temperatures had risen and fallen to the tune of only hundredths of one degree per annum. It was as clear an era of NON-warming as one would ever be likely to find. ... more »

    Quote of the Day: In hope

    Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
    *“A little Don Quixote in oneself keeps one going.”* ~ Richard Neutra . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

    Officer’s Lawyer Blames Driver’s Gun, Not His Race

    SKIP FOREMAN & SADIE GURMAN at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: Castile - 900] PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A suburban Minnesota police officer who killed a black driver reacted to the man’s gun, not his race, his attorney said Saturday, giving the most detailed account so far of why the officer drew his own... more »

    Micah X = Malcom X: Parallels being created- Archetypes exploited

    Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
    * This is really one big perception managing psychological operation to promote a divide to conquer:* *Yup Micah X Johnson..** Micah Xavier Johnson or Micah X* *-Allegedly, all about black power. Allegedly, willing to use violence against whites.* Black Power Salute *Malcom X-** Associated with the early days of the black power movement- Promoted the use of violence.* *Micah X attended a Malcom X film festival* Or his attendance at a film festival focused on Malcolm X, the charismatic black leader assassinated in 1965. * Mi/Cah to Mal/Com- Two syllables- m starting the f... more »

    Obama Says Americans Shouldn’t be, and Aren’t, Divided on Race and Police

    KATHLEEN HENNESSEY at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: Obama3 - 900] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected any notion that the past week’s stunning violence signals a return to racial brutality of a dark past, saying that as painful as the killings of police and black men were, “America is... more »

    DEMCAD: Clinton Avoids Indictment! Black Gunman Kills 5 Dallas Officers! Black CCW Shot By Mn Cop!

    Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
    *Video Title: Clinton Avoids Indictment! Black Gunman Kills 5 Dallas Officers! Black CCW Shot By Mn Cop! Source: DEMCAD. Date Published: July 9, 2016. Description:* My commentary on the black CCW holder who was shot by a cop in Minnesota, the black gunman who shot and killed five white cops in Dallas during a protest and how we show inform the police that we are armed during a traffic stop.

    Is Trump Really Getting A Concise, Definitive Message Out To Voters... Beyond Just, "I'm A Racist?"

    DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
    Not having ever watched an episode of Trump's TV sit-com, I started examining his 4th grade vocabulary and his manipulative/infantile way of addressing audiences last year. During the Republican debates he understood the audience better than his opponents and spoke at a 3rd or 4th grade level, according to the Flesch-Kincaid grade-level test. His comments from an August 11 news conference in Michigan earned only a 3rd-grade score. Flattening the English language whenever he speaks without a script, Trump relies heavily on words such as “very” and “great,” and the pronouns “we” an... more »

    NATO Boosts Support for Countries Battling Islamic Extremism

    LOLITA C. BALDOR & JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, next to Afghanistan's Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, right, at the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, July 9, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders have begun the second day of a summit meeting in Warsaw that's expected to lead to decisions about Afghanistan, the central Mediterranean and Iraq. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- NATO allies agreed Saturday to provide increased military support to countries in the Middle East and North Africa that are t... more »

    Request for the month of July.

    Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
    Things are moving rapidly now. Getting lots of reports from people noticing major changes in their own personal energies, which have shifted from the prior aches, pains, headaches, dizziness to bliss and euphoric type energies. I have been very busy but most of the work right now has not been stuff I can post online. Mostly prep work and making a few things transparent to the parties that needed to really know about them, and some private inquiries to the SA from people have been working with us all along. I've also been quite busy with changes and additions to both blogs. I ... more »

    Dallas Woman Who was Shot at Protest Shielded 4 Sons

    EMILY SCHMALL at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: Woman shot - 900] DALLAS (AP) -- A 37-year-old Texas woman threw herself over her four sons when a gunman opened fire on a downtown Dallas protest march, leaving her with a shattered leg and one of the boys spattered in blood, her family... more »

    China And US On Course For Conflict In South China Sea By Next Week

    Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
    China and the US could be at war by next week after the Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration delivers its verdict over a bitter territorial dispute between China and the Philippines. On Tuesday, July 12, the oldest global institution for the settlement of international disputes will deliver its verdict over the so-called “Nine-Dash Line” – a demarcation line for territorial claims in the South China Sea, encompassing a key shipping route. The Daily Express reports: The decision comes three years after the Philippines brought its case to tribunal, with Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam ... more »

    If I could have just one damm thing

    Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
    It would be to be 19 again man the years go by so fast and you never realized that youth it just dont last

    The North American Upper Midwest and Human Altered Landscapes

    killing Mother at killing Mother - 1 day ago
    July 7th – 8th 2016 My home is in a place where humans have lived lightly upon the land throughout the country’s existence. Apart from minimal slash and burn activities to support subsistence agriculture, the primordial terrestrial and wetland ecosystems of the Caicos Islands, within the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), have been left largely intact. The same is true of the marine ecosystems of TCI, which were used only for small-scale artisanal fisheries for much of the country’s history. Such circumstances are a rarity in the world. Sadly, in the past few decades, TCI has undergone... more »

    Sphere Alliance Message #180 Current Status of Sphere Innergrations

    Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
    Terran: Quick question: What is the current count of inner-grated spheres? Stan X: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. COMPLETE INNERGRATION COUNT IS 487. PARTIAL IS 980. THESE ARE THE SMALLER OUTER SPHERES. IN GRATITUDE FOR YOUR INQUERY. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN. X. END.* Terran: What happened to the other 3000? Stan X: *DEAR ONE /TERRAN. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INNERGRATIONS INCLUDES PREVIOUS CLOSURES AND MERGERS. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN. X. END.* Terran: A year ago the data collectors mentioned something like 3900 spheres. Has that changed? Or were they merged (I have no idea how that works) Stan X: ... more »

    Iowa Commission Revises Gender Identity Brochure, but Church’s Lawsuit Continues

    Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: religious liberty] The Iowa Civil Rights Commission (CRC) has changed controversial language in a brochure about gender identity, but a legal group suing members of the commission says the commission is still trying to tell churches what they can and cannot do.... more »

    Android Malware Infects Millions Of Smartphones Worldwide

    Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
    A new Android malware is netting $300,000 each month to cybercriminals while wreaking havoc across the internet. Up to 85 million devices have been infected by HummingBad malware, according to cybersecurity firm Check Point. UK Business Insider reports: The malware, dubbed “HummingBad,” was first spotted in February and likely sprouted from a company in China. It infects Android devices undetected by setting up a permanent rootkit — a set of software tools that enable an unauthorized user to gain control of a computer system. But security issues on Android are not new. This is becau... more »

    New Capacity Market Parameters Could Triple Cost Of Auction

    Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
    By Paul Homewood https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-capacity-market-auction-parameters DECC have now announced the parameters for the next Capacity Market auction, for 2017/18 and 2020/21. (They originally did not plan on one for 2017/18, but have been panicked into it by the rapid shutdown of coal capacity.) This is their Press Release: The Government has today set […]

    If time where a compass in control

    Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
    Freak me out I have this compass If time where a compass in control it would always point backwards and the sad fact is that like today nothing would ever really change but for me it would be a godsend I could fix the faults in my cirurity and you would all call me master Steve and I would love you long time all with mass transit and Singapore housing and I would not even want a golf course

    India's Nuclear Aspirations: Limited Liability and Unlimited Risk for a Nuclear Catastrophe

    Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
    The AP is reporting that India is joining the Nuclear Supplier Group, "a point of pride" indicative of "a desire to be taken seriously by some of the world's most powerful nations." The article reports that India hopes to have 1/2 of its power from nuclear by 2050: AP. India's bid to join Nuclear Supplier Group a point of pride. The Asahi Shimbun, July 11, 2016, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201606110028.html NEW DELHI--India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held dream of j... more »

    Editor's Note

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    Blogging will return later this evening.

    ISIS Shoots Down Military Helicopter Killing 2 Russian Pilots

    Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
    Two Russian pilots were killed on Friday when ISIS militants downed a military helicopter near Palmyra in Syria Russian military pilots Evgeny Dolgin and Ryafagat Khabibulin have both been confirmed dead. According to the Russian defense ministry, the chopper had been attacking the advancing terrorists at the request of Damascus when it was taken down. RT reports: “On July 8, Russian military pilot-instructors Evgeny Dolgin and Ryafagat Khabibulin, were conducting a calibration flight on a Syrian Mi-25 (export version of the Mi-24) helicopter loaded with ammunition in the province o... more »

    Birther watch: The Times goes Hawaiian!

    bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
    *SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016Don't ask, don't make Trump tell:* It took them a few weeks more than a year. It took them more than a year—but last Sunday, in a lengthy front-page report, the New York Times finally did it! At long last, the famous newspaper finally pretended to examine the claims which made Donald J. Trump the king of the nation's birthers. To read the report, click here. Trump became the nation's birther king in 2011. At that time, the gentleman's hometown New York Times was extremely reluctant to criticize his disgraceful, ridiculous conduct. The Potemkin "newspaper"... more »

    Delta Jetliner Lands At Military Air Base By Mistake

    Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
    Pilots of a Delta passenger jet mistakenly landed an Airbus A320 with 130 civilian passengers on board at a military air force base in South Dakota. Federal officials are investigating the incident that occurred when the pilots mistook a nearby air force base for a civilian airport. RT reports: On Thursday evening, Delta Flight 2845 arriving from Minneapolis to South Dakota’s Rapid City Regional Airport landed on the runway of Ellsworth Air Force Base situated some 10 kilometers from the original destination. Flight attendant arrested for setting fire to plane bathroom, forcing emer... more »

    Documentary: Zero Days (Video)

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *WNU Editor:* A look at the growing role of hackers in today's internet connected world.

    Cocaine Production is Soaring In Colombia

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    A Colombian peasant holds a bag of coca paste at a makeshift drug lab in Putumayo. BBC *AFP:* *Colombia cocaine production soars: UN* Bogota (AFP) - Colombia's cocaine production surged by nearly half its previous amount last year, United Nations experts said Friday. The area covered with fields of green coca leaves expanded by 39 percent to 96,000 hectares, said Bo Mathiasen, Colombia representative of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Colombia's consequent production of cocaine hydrochloride -- a white powder form of the drug -- rose 46 percent to 646 tonnes, Mathiasen told a ne... more »

    Will The Pentagon Replace Soldiers With Civilians?

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *Image *from RallyPoint *CNBC*:* Replacing soldiers with civilians could save billions: Report* A federal agency has issued a report suggesting the U.S. military could save as much as $5.7 billion every year by replacing some forces personnel with government civilians. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) used a model which either cut or replaced about 80,000 active-duty positions with civilians. The report, published Tuesday, claims the move would not be new to the Department of Defense (DoD) and could help the military focus on core roles. "Transferring to civilians certain job... more »

    Where Did The American Century Go?

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *Tom Engelhardt, Tom DisPatch:* *Whose Century Is It? * *Life on an Increasingly Improbable Planet.* Vladimir Putin recently manned up and admitted it. The United States remains the planet’s sole superpower, as it has been since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. “America,” the Russian president said, “is a great power. Today, probably, the only superpower. We accept that.” Think of us, in fact, as the default superpower in an ever more recalcitrant world. Seventy-five years ago, at the edge of a global conflagration among rival great powers and empires, Henry Luce first suggeste... more »

    More Money From NATO For Afghanistan

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani next to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (R) and Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel *Reuters*: *Despite fatigue, NATO commits to fund Afghan forces to 2020* NATO allies agreed on Saturday to help fund Afghan security forces to the tune of around $1 billion annually over the next three years, despite public fatigue in Western countries about their involvement in the long-running conflict. The allies, atte... more »

    Ten Percent Of The Palestinian Authority's Budget Goes To Pay Convicted Terrorists And Their Families

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *Washington Free Beacon*: *Palestinian Authority Pays Terrorists and Their Families $140 Million a Year* Palestinians using foreign aid to reward terrorists for acts that kill Israelis The Palestinian Authority spends roughly 10 percent of its annual budget paying terrorists who attack Israelis and supporting their families, according to expert testimony to congressional lawmakers. Yigal Carmon, the president and founder of the Middle East Media Research Institute, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority is investing $137.8 million this y... more »

    Here Is The Current Breakdown Of US Citizens Killed By Cops In 2016

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *Zero Hedge:* *Breakdown Of US Citizens Killed By Cops In 2016* In the U.S. a total of 509 citizens have been killed this year alone by police. The body count for the previous year stands at a grand total of 990 people shot dead, according to the Washington Post. As the below infographic from Statista shows, most of those killed by police are male and white. 123 of those shot were Black Americans. This is a relatively high share, keeping in mind that close to 13 percent of Americans belong to that ethnic group. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Some inconvenient truths.

    To Unite, or Not to Unite? That is the Question

    WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
    *Phillip J. Watt* - In this modern moment, when we are so hopelessly dependent on the system.

    UK relies on emergency measures to avert winter blackouts

    Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
    By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/08/uk-relies-on-emergency-measures-to-avert-winter-blackouts/ From the Telegraph: Britain may have to rely on costly emergency measures to keep the lights on this winter after spare capacity in the power market fell to the lowest level on record. Power stations operating under normal market conditions will produce barely enough […]

    Patrick Muphy... Thurston Howell, IV

    DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
    You may have noticed that the NRSC is spending a lot of time making fun of Patrick Murphy, who they've successfully-- and accurately-- branded Privileged Patrick. Murphy, a rich, unaccomplished, overly-entitled spoiled brat, was pushed into politics by his multimillionaire father, a business partner of Donald Trump's, after his father realized he was incapable of making anything useful out of his life. The part about this that has always struck me as ironic is that Patrick Murphy, a life-long Republican who maxed out to Mitt Romney, is exhibiting prototypical Republican behavior an... more »

    Economic News , Data & Views ...... July 9 , 2016...... Quick Hits - 1. UK Politics - May , Leadsom & Eagle In Focus / Post Brexit Items - Where's Mad Max When You Really Need Him . 2. MENA News - Syria , Iraq In Primary Focus - ISIS Increasingly On The Ropes And Foreign Sponsors Have Left The Building . 3. Dallas Police Officer Attack - Updates For Saturday , Ripple Effects Across The US . 4. Greece News For Today - Not Headlining Every Day Like In 2015 , But Gone From The Front Pages Doesn't Mean Greece Should Be Forgotten . 5. Markets - Some Things To Consider . 6. Odds & Ends.

    Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
    UK Politics / Post Brexit Items.... May & Leadsom Dust Up aka - "Girls Just Want To Have Fun *John Stevens* ‏@johnestevens 9h 9 hours ago Shame on those gutter journalists at The Times for errrr reporting what someone said. How could you? *PoliticsMarkets* ‏@politicsmarkets 3h 3 hours ago #ToryLeadership *MineForNothing* ‏@minefornothing 6h 6 hours ago A poll of 5,000 Tory members published by Leave.EU on Thursday found that 56% supported Mrs Leadsom against 44% for Mrs May *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 8s 8 seconds ago fred walt... more »

    Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

    Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
    There is a long history of race hatred in the United States. Last week added a particularly horrific chapter to that history. Most tragically, the party which was born out of opposition to that history has become its modern home. Paul Krugman writes: To put it bluntly, the modern Republican Party is in essence a machine designed to deliver high after-tax incomes to the 1 percent. Look at [Paul] Ryan: Has he ever shown any willingness, for any reason, to make the rich pay so much as a dime more in taxes? Comforting the very comfortable is what it’s all about. But not many voters a... more »


    jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
    *The limited efficacy of education* The report was so “seismic” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s word — that Lyndon Johnson’s administration released it on the Fourth of July weekend, 1966, hoping it would not be noticed. But the Coleman report did disturb various dogmatic slumbers and vested interests. And 50 years on, it is pertinent to today’s political debates about class and social mobility. So, let us now praise an insufficiently famous man, sociologist James Coleman, author of the study “Equality of Educational Opportunity.” In 1966, postwar liberalism’s confidence reached its a... more »

    The article below is dated today, Friday, July 8, 2016. You Americans who get your news from the lying “mainstream media” are missing the most important things you urgently need to understand, most importantly nuclear war that could kill us all. Lie #1: Russia attacked Ukraine. Wrong! She did not. Fact #1: The legitimate president of Ukraine was overthrown by a mob organized by Victoria Nuland (who may become Hillary’s vice president). Lie #2: Russia did NOT “seize” the Crimea. Rather, over 90% of its inhabitants agreed to RE-JOIN Russia after learning of Nuland’s neoNazi stormtroopers burning to death dozens of Russian-speakers who had been peacefully demonstrating in the town of Odessa …not far from Crimea. [N.B. Many Russian's ancestors lived in Crimea from 1783 to 1954, when it was transferred to Ukraine by the Soviet government.] For a quick rehash ca. Feb 2015, go here:

    David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
    http://impactglassman.blogspot.mx/2015/02/this-post-is-most-important-of-any-ive.html ------------------------------ *Are You Planning Your Retirement? Forget About It. You Won’t Survive To Experience It.* ------------------------------ July 8, 2016 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Are You Planning Your Retirement? Forget About It. You Won’t Survive To Experience It. Paul Craig Roberts The Israeli agents who comprise the Neoconservatives, a collection of war criminals that control US foreign poli... more »

    BWorld 70, Wind power firms corner billions of FIT money

    Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
    * This is my article in BusinessWorld last Wednesday. From an introductory price hike of 4.06 centavos/kWh of Feed In Tariff Allowance (FiT-All) in 2014, this subsidy scheme of guaranteed price for 20 years became 12.40 centavos/kWh in 2016. As more renewable energy power plants are added to the country, the cost of FiT-All will keep rising and it is safe to assume that this FiT-All might further rise to 20 centavos or more by 2017. And even consumers in Mindanao who are not participants of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) are paying for this. Such is the abuse received... more »

    The Kill list and drugs war

    Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
    10+ murders a day since President Duterte came to office. Horrible. The dead can not defend themselves anymore if they were indeed drug pushers or addicts or innocent, patay na nga eh. I support Pres. Duterte's admin reforms in many sectors but NOT state-sponsored murders. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/794942/drug-related-killings-hit-72-since-june-30 July 1, 14 murders; July 2, 12 murders; July 3, 19;... Utak murderers na mga pulis dito. Even if only 1 of those murdered is innocent, that's still 1 state-created injustice and murder. anak ng... http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/794598/kil... more »

    Is Hillary Clinton Telling White Americans To 'Change Their Ways'?

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    White Americans need to do a better job of listening when African Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 8, 2016 *CNN*: *Clinton says 'implicit bias' still exists in U.S.* (CNN)Hillary Clinton pledged Friday to bring law enforcement and communities together to develop national guidelines on the use of force by police officers, days after two black men were killed by police officers. Speaking to a largely African-American audience at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Clinton also addressed... more »

    Deadly Clashes Break-Out In South Sudan's Capital Among Rival Factions

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *Reuters:** At least 115 soldiers killed in South Sudan clashes: opposition* At least 115 soldiers from South Sudan's rival factions were killed in gunbattles in the capital Juba, a military spokesman for the opposition said on Saturday, amid fears for a fragile peace process in a country still reeling from a two-year war. Gunfire erupted on Friday evening near the state house where President Salva Kiir and vice president Riek Machar, former rivals, were meeting for talks. Both men said they did not know what had triggered the latest fighting between their factions and called for... more »

    Iran Vows To Continue Missile Tests Despite Criticism From The UN

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    A long-range Qadr ballistic missile is launched in the Alborz mountain range in northern Iran on March 9, 2016 ©Mahmood Hosseini (Tasnim News/AFP/File) *Times of Israel*: *Defiant Iran says it will continue ballistic missile tests* Tehran brushes off UN chief’s call to halt launches, saying program is intended for defense and does not conflict with nuclear deal Iran said Saturday it would continue its ballistic missile program after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said the missile tests were not in the spirit of the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers. In comments ... more »

    Russian President Putin Signs A New Counterterrorism Law

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *VOA*: *Putin Signs Counterterrorism Law Criticized by Telecom Chiefs, Rights Activists* MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed into law a controversial package of amendments to the country’s existing counterterrorism laws. While the new law toughens punishment for crimes connected to terrorism and extremism, experts say that the criteria for determining what is terrorist and extremist are vague, meaning the authorities can interpret the terms in an unacceptably loose manner. The Kremlin said in a statement Thursday that Putin instructed the government and ... more »

    Double Agent Who Exposed Russian Agent Anna Chapman's Spy Ring Has Reportedly Died In The US

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    Poteyev, pictured in Kabul, was charged over the exposure of 10 sleeper agents in the United States, Daily Mail *Michael Weiss, Daily Beast*: *Is This American Spy Dead? Or Was He Ever Real?* The Russian media this week trumpeted the death of Colonel Aleksandr Poteyev, the spy found guilty for being an American mole. But it’s unclear he’s dead, or that he was even a mole in the first place. Images of J. Edgar Hoover and encased spy paraphernalia are scattered throughout. At centre stage, when you walk in, is a scale-model replica of the JFK hangar where the 1978 Lufthansa heist—th... more »

    U.S. Expels Two Russian Diplomats After 'Attack' On U.S. Diplomat

    War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
    *Washington Post:* *Two Russian diplomats expelled after Moscow cop’s tackle of U.S. official* The United States last month expelled two Russian diplomats as a response to a Russian police guard tackling a U.S. diplomat outside the American Embassy in Moscow, the State Department said Friday. The diplomats were declared persona non grata on June 17, spokesman John Kirby said. That was less than two weeks after the incident that sparked the diplomatic row. The June 6 scuffle between the police officer and the diplomat was captured on security footage and broadcast on Russian telev...more »

    Train teachers like doctors? Maybe.

    SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 1 day ago
    Yet another editorial in a line of editorials over the years comparing physicians and medical education to that of teachers. I even tried this myself several years ago, although my perspective was to underscore the absurdities of evaluating teachers based on test scores. On the whole, I agree with the authors that extensive, year-long residencies […]


    Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
    *From* *Jenna Orkin* 90% Of June Job Gains Went To Workers 55 And Older Fearing Confiscation, Japanese Savers Rush To Buy Gold And Store It In Switzerland State Department Re-Opens Clinton Emails Probe, Hints At "Administrative Sanctions" Something Big Is Coming: Bernanke To "Secretly" Meet With Kuroda; "Helicopter Money" On The Agenda Comey Forced To Admit Hillary's FBI Testimony "Wasn't Under Oath Or Recorded" Next UK Prime Minister Will Be A Woman After Gove Is Eliminated From Tory Leadership Race Donald Trump Hints To ‘New York Times’ That He May Quit If He Wins UK governmen... more »

    Lone Gunman Alert!

    Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
    Its in Dallas, how dej vu. I will be back shortly to finish this thought, but I have run out of tinfoil. So a quick trip to Costco to buy what for most families would be a five year supply. First thing this morning I was reading the NYT times. The headline screamed Lone Gunman, but below the fold was the story about the 3 shooters. triangulation and tactics. (since scrubed clean) The greatest newspaper about face since Roswell. I want to see his cold dead hands. Is there a pastsy on the palm? A false flag on his beret?

    treated like ordinary

    Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
    there is many a subway system that would dida dosagree. Maybe if microsoft was moving us around like Google we would not need Facebook? Can we say VADA OS iff we disagree,.

    Clinton Departs from Obama's ED Policies? Nah

    Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
    Dana Goldstein, journo-ed historian for the corporate foundations, covered the Clinton speech at the NEA Convention last Tuesday. She was there to find reason to spin a story up that would present Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate determined to break from Obama-Duncan policies that have run public education into the ditch and left the teaching profession demolished and despondent: This speech, the first big moment for K-12 education in this general election, signals a potentially meaningful shift in Democratic Party education politics. The Obama era has been, often, a pai... more »

    Can we upgrade the atmosphere to 1000 ppm of CO2 for $1 trillion?

    Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
    *Heating limestone won't do the job because Worrall missed a factor of 3,000.* On Anthony Watts' influential blog, Eric Worrall proposes to make a "perfect U-turn" in the carbon dioxide policy: Let's Cook Limestone to Raise Atmospheric CO2 to 1,000ppm He claims that by heating limestone, the energy we need to consume would cost just $100 billion and perhaps $300 billion with additional expenses. Because there is a missing factor of three in the calculation of the mass of CO2 in the atmosphere, a more realistic price would be $1 trillion. *Limestone blocks in Malta. To make it mor... more »

    MIT Study: No Scientific Consensus on Global Warming Crop Impact

    Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: Senior farmer standing in a field and looks into the distance] Scientists disagree on the effects of global warming on American agriculture, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study published Friday. The research used climate and agricultural computer models to conclude that global warming would have numerous positive impacts on US... more »

    Coast On China’s Yellow Sea Infested By Green Algae

    Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
    Green algae has infested the waters lapping the seashore in Haiyang City, eastern China. Xinhuanet News reports: YANTAI, July 9, 2016 (Xinhua) — Green algae cover a seashore in Haiyang City, east China’s Shandong Province, July 8, 2016. Green algae, or enteromorpha prolifera, struck the coast of Haiyang due to wind direction and tidal current. The clear-up work is underway. (Xinhua/Tang Ke) A tourist and his dog watch a sea area covered by green algae in Haiyang City, east China’s Shandong Province, July 8, 2016. YANTAI, July 9, 2016 (Xinhua) — Green algae are filled with seawater i... more »

    Saudi Arabia Is Funding Terrorism Claims Former Yemeni President

    Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
    In an interview aired in June on the Lebanese channel Al Mayadeen, the former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh slammed Saudi Arabia for financially and ideologically supporting terror groups in the Arab world. Saleh, who was deposed by a Western-engineered Arab Spring color revolution in 2011, also spoke out against Western intervention in Yemen for geopolitical purposes. Al-Masdar News reports: He added that the United States and its Israeli ally use Saudi Wahhabism to expand influence in the region and stoke instability to further their colonial ambitions. Saleh also revealed t... more »

    Weekend reads: Unscientific peer review; impact factor revolt; men love to cite themselves

    Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
    The week at Retraction Watch featured a puzzle, and the retraction of a controversial study on fracking. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Peer review: “Occasionally corrupt, sometimes a charade, an open temptation to plagiarists.” Drummond Rennie calls for a more scientific peer review process. (Nature) Hate journal impact factors? John Bohannon, writing in Science, has a study […] The post Weekend reads: Unscientific peer review; impact factor revolt; men love to cite themselves appeared first on Retraction Watch.

    From Multiple Snipers triangulating on police to.... the LONE GUNMAN- So predictable

    Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
    U.S. Army reservist named as lone gunman in Dallas *A U.S. Army reservist who served in Afghanistan, embraced militant black nationalism and professed a desire to "kill white people" has been named by authorities as the lone gunman in a sniper attack on police in Dallas that left five officers dead.Authorities said on Friday the suspect, identified as Micah Johnson, 25, was killed by a bomb-carrying robot deployed against him in a parking garage where he had holed up, refusing to surrender during hours of negotiations with police.* Multiple memes employed *Seven other officers and ... more »

    SpeEdChange 2014: Angela Duckworth's Eugenics - the University of Pe...

    Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
    SpeEdChange: Angela Duckworth's Eugenics - the University of Pe...: "The direct result of this inquiry is to make manifest the great and measurable differences between the mental and bodily faculties of... more »

    A Lesson in Affordable Living From Canada

    Matthew Coleran and Salim Furth at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: Cochrane-Szmurlo__1468071743_71.164.139.145] How much more would cities grow if government regulations on construction were lighter and more predictable? New research from the Canada-based Fraser Institute says that heavy regulation--especially delays in approving new projects--can bring growth to a standstill, leading to longer commutes and...more »

    Before Shooting, Dallas Police Department Known for Community Outreach

    Josh Siegel at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: 14260043784_7122080808_k] The police department that became the victim of the deadliest attack on American law enforcement officers since 9/11 is known for its innovative, community-focused approach to the job of protecting the public, and enforcing the law. The killing Thursday night... more »

    Divided we fall

    sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
    ...But we can’t insulate ourselves from the outside world. Someone posted this excerpt from Question Time on Facebook, with the comment: “Ian Hislop says those who voted remain can still have their say, despite the UK voting to leave the EU.” Many ‘shares’ and comments appear below the video, including: “It is a ridiculous fuck-up. General election now - Corbyn for PM.” “We might end up with a socialist government out of this, Oh how I hope for that.” “Or just ignore the results of the referendum” “It wasn’t a mandate.” Outside world? Let me just say (forgive the repetitio... more »

    Full Circle Back to Dallas -- The hidden messages of the Dallas False Flag

    greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
    *On July 15, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy* *tells Democratic convention **delegates **and some 65,000* *others **in the Los Angeles Coliseum **that he** will* *be the party's **candidate **for President* *in the 1960 campaign* When I read about the latest (they're coming on almost a daily basis now) false flag...and how it had happened in Dallas, Texas....a thousand memories came flooding back...all the permanently imprinted mental images of *That Place (Dallas)* and the *last time triangulating snipers caused a ruckus there*. The legendary corrupt Dallas Police Force...escorting the... more »

    Russia Brags It Can Detect and Track New US F-35 Stealth Jet

    Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 1 day ago
    [image: Lockheed_Martin_F-35_Lightning_II_461th_Flight_Test_Squadron] Moscow-run news agencies are touting Russia's ability to undermine the U.S.'s F-35 stealth fighter jet, but the Pentagon is not worried. Sputnik News, headquartered in Moscow, reported earlier this week that Russia has three radar stations that can detect and track the fifth-generation jet. The article, titled "I... more »

    ISIS Defeat Syrian Rebels As US Air Support Decides To Change Course

    Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
    ISIS managed to defeat US backed Syrian rebels and retrieve advanced weapons after air support just disappeared over the horizon…. Could this be a ‘tactic’ to arm ISIS ? (Scroll down for video) RT reports: A unit of Syrian rebels has suffered a defeat at the hands of Islamic State after they were left without air-cover from US jets, which had changed course to a different target. As a result, ISIS got hold of their advanced weapons supposedly given to the rebels by the US.

    Resisting The Corporate Stranglehold On Food And Farming

    Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 1 day ago
    I'm reposting the following article that was originally published in March 2016 by various outlets, including The Ecologist. It's one of my longer pieces and encapsulates many of the points I've been discussing over the last couple of years. Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read this I could not continue to produce these articles without public support It is becoming increasingly apparent that food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified, unhealthy and poisoned with chemicals and diets are becoming less diverse. There is a ... more »

    Mr. Trumpy The Clown Goes To DC

    DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
    After his DC meet'n'greet with Republican House members-- with, for some reason, Reince Priebus and Ivanka Trump in tow-- and where he was introduced by a poorly trained seal jonesin' for a fish Lawrence Kudlow, Raul Labrador (R-ID) told the press Trump "needs a number 2 guy that's solid behind the Constitution... someone like Ted Cruz." Paul Ryan said his Republicans were happy to have had a meeting with Trump and to hear his views, presumably including extolling the newly invented virtues of Saddam Hussein... to a roomful of Republican zombies who voted vigorously to attack Iraq... more »

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