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Thomas Paine

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Monday, July 11, 2016

11 July - Blogs I'm Following

11:38pm MDST

The Trumpy The Clown Convention Approaches

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 59 minutes ago
In Cleveland, on July 18 the Republican Party formally surrenders to Trumpism. The excuses some are making to avoid it are getting funny now. Texas Governor Greg Abbott was scalded with hot water on his feet and legs by the Good Lord. There are 54 GOP senators. So far 16 of them have gone to the media to announce they're boycotting the Trump convention next week. Others say they haven't decided yet. Jeff Flake of Arizona had the coolest excuse-- he has to mow his lawn. Others avoiding the stigma include Marco Rubio (R-FL), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Ben Sasse (R-NE),... more »

Using the Force in D6 Star Wars

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
Defending yourself with just 1D in Sense is not easy, as Luke discovers when training with a remote. My previous post discussed the proto-D6 System as found in the *Ghostbusters RPG. *For those unfamiliar with the D6 System and the way it does the Force (or for a brief review) the essentials are: - You roll a bunch of six sided dice against a target number, typically ranging from 5-ish (easy) to 20 or even higher. Your rating is listed as something like 2D+2 which means roll 2d6+2. - By default, most normal/non-heroic people have 2D in most stats. - Starting heroes ... more »

Quote of the Day: House prices must fall–Brash

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*“Don Brash says house prices in Auckland have to fall if they are to get back to affordable levels but politicians of both the left and right are terrified of saying so. ‘I cannot see how indefinitely we can continue in cloud cuckoo land. That’s where we are now.’… “Brash said Little [and Key are] ‘obviously terrified’ of saying house prices needed to fall. ‘But that is the reality.’"* ~ Don Brash reported in *The Herald*: ‘Prices have to fall, but politicians won't say it’ . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

from the front lines, day eight

allan at wmtc - 2 hours ago
Another amazing day! [image: 08] [image: 07] [image: 06] [image: 04] [image: 03] [image: 02] [image: 01] [image: 05]

Sheila E & The Family : I Would Lie 4 U

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago

Death is But a Door. Time is But a Window.

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
*Egon: * Vigo the Carpathian. Born *1505*, died *1610*. *Venkman: * *105 *years old, he hung in there, didn't he? Ray: He didn't die of old age, either. He was poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, stretched, disembowled, drawn and quartered. *Venkman: * Ouch. *Winston: * Guess he wasn't too popular at the end, huh? *Egon*: No, not exactly a man of the people. Also known as *Vigo the Cruel, * *Vigo the Torturer, * *Vigo the Despised, * and *Vigo the Unholy.* *Venkman: * Wasn't he also *Vigo the Butch*? *Ray: * And dig this, there was a prophecy. Just before his *head *died,... more »

Sanders Wins Liberal Influence Over Democratic Platform

CATHERINE LUCEY at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders may have lost out on the Democratic nomination, but he won significant influence over the party’s official policy positions, getting a draft document that largely reflected his liberal views. A marathon meeting in Orlando... more »

Former Military Officials to Obama: We Could Lose the Arctic to Russia

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Arctic Iceberaker - 900] A group of former military officials and ambassadors have signed onto a statement warning the U.S. is "at risk of being eclipsed by other Arctic states for access and influence." The defense experts chastised North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members for not... more »

Tupolev ANT-25

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago

Steve Melendez 'Can we really call it a victory?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Can We Really Call It A Victory? By Steve Melendez President American Indian Genocide Museum Censored News A funny thing happened on the way to the latest government scam.   It seems that when the Western Shoshone were asked to contribute their ideas on how to distribute the money the government wanted to "give"  through the Indian Claims Commission judgment, they threw a monkey

Ugghhh... Evan Bayh Is Back

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Evan Bayh, son of a much admired progressive Indiana senator, Birch Bayh (1963-1981), served as governor of Indiana from 1989 'til 1997 and then ran for his father's old Senate seat. He voluntarily retired in 2010, fearful of being defeated in a building GOP wave, saying at the time "I want to be engaged in an honorable line of work" but instead he became a big time DC lobbyist (and Fox News contributor). He was one of the 2 or 3 most right-wing Democrats in the Senate, was one of Bush's biggest Democratic backers for both his attack on Iraq and for his TARP bankster bailout. Bayh... more »

The Internet of 1989

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
[ It runs on Steam and Wishes.]

Hector the Happy Bee

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*Egon: * We're running tests to see if we can get an equally strong positive response. *Venkman: * What kind of tests? *Ray: * Well; we sing to it, talk to it, and say supportive nuturing things to it. *Venkman: * You're not sleeping with it are you Ray..?

This Is Appalling: Trudeau Regime Inks "Free Trade" Deal With Criminal Ukrainian Regime, Emphasizes Security (?) Relationship

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
For the last two and one half years since the US government illegally replaced the democratically elected government in Kiev, Ukraine, with one of their puppet regimes, I have been watching so closely as the Ukrainian nation has gone from one of hope and prosperity, to one of dismal economic failure and destitution for the Ukrainian people.... The regime in Kiev has in fact been one of the most evil on the planet, especially with its wars on its own people.... It is appalling that many nations around the planet actually do support such evil! I had thought that Canada, having a long ... more »

Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
“Is it true that 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real? Where does the 97% figure come from? And if it is true, do they agree on both the severity of and the solution to climate change? New York Times bestselling author Alex Epstein', founder of the Center for Industrial Progress, reveals the origins of the "97%" figure and explains how to think more clearly about it and about climate change.” . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Francis Taps Former Fox News Correspondent as Top Vatican Spokesman

Nicole Winfield at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Greg Burke - 900] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Monday named a former Fox News TV correspondent, Greg Burke, as his spokesman and tapped a Spanish woman to be the deputy, the first time a woman has held the post. The change... more »

"Prayers for Peace and Love in Ukraine"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Fort Russ reports: Residents of Kharkov walked on a march called "Prayers for peace and love in Ukraine", which began from the Sviatohirsk Lavra in Donbass and has already made it to Kharkov. In the video filmed by eyewitnesses, people with St. George ribbons [honoring the Soviet defeat of Hitler's Army at the cost of 27 million Soviet lives - the ribbons now declared illegal to wear in the post-coup Ukraine] and badges with Nicholas II are visible among the participants. It is noted that the Orthodox event was attended by several thousand people. After Kharkov, the citizens in t... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Colin Flaherty, American Thinker*: *Media Ignore the Tsunami of Black Violence against Cops* The shootings in Dallas did not make much of a difference. Not to the reporters explaining the protest and the reason behind the assassination of five police officers. The reason for the demonstration was simple and beyond pushback: *White cops shoot black people all over the country, all the time, for no reason whatsoever.* Everybody knows that. So sad. Some took it to the next level: The head of a black group called Dallas Action said the killings were a wake up call to let people kno... more »

World News Briefs -- July 11, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *South Sudan's warring factions declare ceasefire* The leaders of South Sudan's warring factions call for a ceasefire after days of fighting kill hundreds. South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has declared a "unilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities", and ordered government troops to "disengage" from fighting rival forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar, following days of violence that left hundreds dead. The order, which was announced on Monday by presidential spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny, was reciprocated by Machar, who ordered his troops to stop fighting... more »

Iran's 'Hulk' Denies Reports That He Wants To Go To Syria To Fight The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Enormous: Sajad Gharibi, 24, poses topless on a rooftop to show off his incredible size *Washington Post:* *Iranian Hulk denies he said he wants to fight ISIS in Syria* It's been a busy week for an Iranian weight lifter who looks strikingly similar to the Hulk. After multiple reports from both Iranian news outlets and international media that Sajad Gharibi, also known as "the Persian Hercules," wants to go to Syria to fight ISIS, the bulky Iranian now denies he ever made those comments and says he has no intention of going to Syria, according to an article in The Observers. The ... more »

How Pokémon GO Brightened a Dark World

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: pokemongo] *No, I don’t really know what Pokémon GO is any more than you probably do. But when all the commentariat is against it something must be going on … so we directed an email to the country in crisis it came from to ask eternal optomist Jeffrey Tucker what’s going on. It’s brightened a dark world, he says in this guest post.* ------------------------------ *Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; But Pokémon GO is loosed upon the world!*~ adapted from William Butler Yea... more »

Justice Ginsburg Says She Can’t Imagine a Trump Presidency, Raises Possibility of Leaving the Country

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ruth Bader Ginsburg] U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she "can't imagine" what the United States will be like if Donald Trump is elected president, and even jokes she’ll leave the country if Trump wins. In a remarkably candid and partisan interview... more »

Religious Liberty and Same-Sex Marriage Take Center Stage in Congress

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Christianity law Bible Gavel Church Rights - 900] Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are bracing for what is likely to be a contentious hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday over legislation aimed at protecting individuals and organizations who hold traditional views about marriage and sexuality.... more »

Bill Murray Just Likes F**king with Us

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
Pranking worthy of My Man, Himself.

Economic News , Data & Views ..... July 11 , 2016..... Quick Hits - - 1. Markets & Market Moving News For Monday : S&P 500 Hits New Record High ; Italian Banks Not Going To Be Bailed Out By Europe's Taxpayers - So Says EG Chief Dijssebloem , Germany & Austria , Additional Items Related To Italian Bank Crisis. 2. UK Politics / Post - Brexit World News - May To Be Next Prime Minister. 3. Spain Political Process Of Forming Gov't Moving At Snail's Pace. 4. Greece - News De Jour. 5. US Civil Upheaval Continues - Post Dallas Items De Jour.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets.... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 54m 54 minutes ago S&P 500 hit 1st record in > than 1yr as investors bet that US econ remains a pocket of solidity in a troubled world. *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Japanado Sends Stocks To Record Highs Despite Crude Crumble http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-1 1/japanado-sends-stocks-record-highs-despite-crude-crumble … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 1h 1 hour ago #Eurogroup's Dijsselbloem pledges to resist calls for state aid for banks. http://bloom.bg/29rzbCo *Holger Zschaepi... more »

The Brexit Collection

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
The BBC has posted a new landmark page on its website called *The Brexit Collection.* I would genuinely urge you to spend some time exploring its 16 items, especially as the BBC evidently regards them with so much pride that it's seen fit to gather them together as its Brexit-related broadcasting 'crown jewels'. The BBC doubtless regards this self-selected collection as proof of the BBC's range and depth. For me, however, it's clinching proof that the BBC is irredeemably biased. I feel like saying, 'I rest my case'... ****** Work your way from top to bottom. You'll begin with ... more »

A Test to See How Brainwashed You Are

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - How much do you know about 'reality?'

These are sharp

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
What if great scientists had logos? [image: 13619986_944314265695382_9082398641019911621_n] [Hat tip Physics-Astronomy] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Led by Chief Brown, Dallas Police Dept. Had Been Making Progress on Race

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Dallas Police Chief David Brown answers questions during a news conference, Monday, July 11, 2016, in Dallas. Five police officers were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas last week. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)] DALLAS (AP) -- When Micah Johnson opened fire on Dallas police in an act of vengeance against white officers, he was attacking a department whose chief has been lauded across the country for taking bold steps to root out bad... more »

Iran’s Kurds Now Growing Restless?? Kurdish Mercenaries Attack Iranian Gov. Officials

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Iran’s Kurds Now Growing Restless* *Now Growing Restless??* *May 5 2016: Kurds on the Attack in Iran- As Predicted ...... * *April 17 2016 *:* Iran's Forgotten Kurds Step Up the Struggle- So The Media Promotion Begins* *August 07/2015*: *P5+1 is a distraction. Early Seeds of Iranian destabilization cross the Turkish border* *Guerrillas in Iranian Kurdistan attacked government officials this weekend. The **New York Times *reports: * Gunmen ambushed a car carrying a lawmaker and a local governor on Sunday in Iran’*s restive Kurdish region, state news media reported. *Both men w... more »

REPORT: Food Stamps Favor Illegal Immigrants Over American Citizens

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: food stamp - 900] Households with an illegal immigrant are more likely to receive food stamps compared to an otherwise identical family with no illegals, according to a report Monday. The Center for Immigration Studies found the issue stems from how the food stamp... more »

Sheriff: Inmate Shot, Killed 2 Bailiffs After Getting Gun

DAVID EGGERT & ED WHITE at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey confirms that two court bailiffs were shot and killed inside the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Mich., before officers killed the gunman on Monday, July 11, 2016.] ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) -- A jail inmate trying to escape from a western Michigan courthouse wrested a gun from an officer Monday, killing two bailiffs and injuring two more people before he was fatally shot by other officers, a...more »

Pentagon Can Account for ‘Very Little’ of Its Yearly $600B Budget

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Grassley - 900] Department of Defense officials can account for "very little" of the $600 billion the agency spends annually because of its "broken accounting system," according to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley. The Pentagon has invested more than $10 billion to modernize... more »

Potter’s House Church in Dallas Honors Police, Calls for Unity, Reconciliation

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Potter's House keyframe] Bishop T.D. Jakes called for unity Sunday while hosting a town hall meeting at the Potter’s House megachurch in Dallas, Texas. After the recent deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, and Thursday’s slaying of five police... more »

#HousingCrisis | Zoning for special interests [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
In not being able to pay its own way, Labour's cure for affordable houses is unaffordable -- and in planning to confiscate private property both National and Labour plans are immoral. Yet even in their intentions (and politicians actions are judged not on results, but only on intentions) then even then, *neither party are actually proposing producing houses that are actually affordable*. Affordable houses are generally considered to be houses with an average selling price of only 3 times average income for that area (a house price-to-income ratio met by Auckland as recently as ... more »

Putin on the U.S. Program in Syria

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago

Wall Street Showers Patrick Murphy With Bribes In Gratitude For His Service To Them On The Financial Services Committee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Ahoy, Matey-- Patrick's gold-trimmed pirate hat courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman* So how does this upbringing and this lifestyle manifest itself in the day to day life of a startlingly unqualified congressman who bought a House seat and now, with the help of a thoroughly corrupted and rotted out Democratic Establishment, thinks he is entitled to buy himself a Senate seat? Yes, Patrick Murphy is getting quite a bit of help from Wall Street's most predatory banksters and some very interested parties in Saudi Arabia but, in the end, it's still daddy who's paying for a good part of the ca... more »

Light relief

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
So, Theresa May? No, Theresa Definitely Will (and other related jokes). It's a day for videos. And all of the following made me laugh:

Video Captures The Moment An Islamic State Car Bomb Explodes As It Approaches A Column Of Iraqi Military Vehicles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Terrifying moment ISIS jihadis speed towards Iraqi tanks and detonate truck packed with explosives during battle for Fallujah* * Iraqi Special Operation Forces were battling ISIS at the Blue Mosque * As fierce gunfire raged, truck is seen speeding towards tanks * The vehicle is then blown up by explosives, knocking camera to floor This shocking video shows the moment a ISIS car bomb speeds towards army tanks, exploding just a few feet away, The incident came as Iraqi Special Operation Forces battled to overcome the terror group in Fallujah last month. The soldiers a... more »

June 11:

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 9 hours ago
Two political science professors, one at Wheelock College in Boston, the other at University of New Brunswick, have a a book on the market. But you won't find in the irving press. If the book were by Professor Savoie or Professor Saillant at Moncton, Norbert would be slobbering wet kisses all over it. We'd have editorials, headlines. But it's not. And it says terrible things like, "In the best of times, capitalism tends to produce unemployment, it tends to produce poverty, it tends to produce war, environmental degradation..." If anything, the book puts it gently. The book is call... more »

Anti-NATO Rally in Times Square

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
More than 100 gathered yesterday in New York City's Times Square for the anti-NATO protest. Here are the speakers. See article by Alice Slater on the event - coverage by *The Nation **here*

At Least 3 Dead At Michigan Courthouse Shooting

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
At least four people have reportedly been shot at a courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan, including one police officer. The numbers have not yet been confirmed, though multiple sources say that at least two bailiffs along with the suspect have been killed Reports suggest that a suspect was on his way to jail when he managed to grab a gun from a deputy and then open fired. The Berrien County Sheriff said that the situation was under control as of 3 p.m. Sputnik news reports: Local media suggests that three people may be dead at Berrien County Courthouse. Two of the deceased are court b... more »

Russia: All Politicians Must Face Anti-Corruption Polygraph Tests

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin may approve new laws that will require all politicians in Russia to undergo “anti-corruption” polygraph tests in order to weed out liars. The Russian public chamber has proposed the scheme in which all civil servants and politicians will undergo the lie detector tests in order to purge anybody connected to corrupt schemes. Rt.com reports: “We propose that these tests are taken by all candidates for positions in the civil service before they are officially employed and also by any public figures,” deputy head of the Public Chamber’s commission for pub... more »

Obama Admin Releases 3 Seasoned Gitmo Detainees to Europe in Less Than a Day

Russ Read at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Guantanamo Bay, Guantanamo detainees, Camp Delta, Gitmo] The Department of Defense released three Guantanamo Bay detainees in the last 24 hours, with two heading to Serbia and another to Italy. The Pentagon announced the transfer of Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleyman to Italy Sunday, and the releases of Muhammadi Davlataov and Mansur Ahmad...more »

Merkel Admits Her Open-Border Policy Has Brought Terrorists to Europe

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the European People's Party Summit in Brussels on March 17, 2016.] German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time admitted Monday Europe's open-border policy has brought terrorists to the continent. Merkel has been fighting to keep Europe's borders open to refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria. Germany took more than one... more »

France Revolution Spreads To Germany As Riot Police Deployed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The recent and ongoing revolutionary protests in France have spilled over to Germany over the weekend, with thousands of people taking to the streets of Berlin. Over 1,800 police were called to battle citizens in what has been called the most “aggressive” and “violent” protest Germany has seen in recent years. Zerohedge.com reports: Protesters were throwing bottles, cobblestones and fireworks, as well as they destroyed cars in addition to attacking police officers. It appears at least 3,500 rioters took part in the uprising and possibly more than 4,000. The protest is against police ... more »

Paul Craig Roberts: Putin Is The Only Real Leader The West Has

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
American economist Paul Craig Roberts has heralded Russian President Vladimir Putin as the only true leader the West has seen in recent times. Roberts, citing a recent Reuters news report that propagates the myth that NATO’s military buildup in Europe is as a result of ‘Russian aggression’, says that President Putin is successfully countering the West’s anti-Russian narrative with ease and grace. Paulcraigroberts.org reports: First we will examine the dishonesty or incompetence of the reporters and then that of Western government officials. Emmott and Siebold describe NATO as a “We... more »

Maryland Becomes First State To Ban Pesticides To Curb Bee Deaths

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Maryland is set to become the first state in America to ban pesticides in order to prevent more honey bee deaths. The state of Maryland will ban neonicotinoid-containing pesticides in order to revive the declining honey bee populations which declined by 61% in 2015. Trueactivist.com reports: That startling statistic is two times higher than the national average, which is why beekeepers are celebrating the state’s recent decision to ban neonicotinoids, pesticides which have been linked with Colony Collapse Disorder. ThinkProgress reports that in April, the Maryland House and Senate ... more »

World’s Top Scientists Agree Monsanto Herbicide Causes Cancer In Humans

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A large number of the world’s top scientists have condemned Monsanto herbicide ‘Roundup’ as being carcinogenic to humans, in an historic ruling. The ruling by the International Agency for Research on Cancer officially classified glyphosate (the chemical found in Roundup) as a “probable carcinogen”. Naturalnews.com reports: According to senior IARC scientist, Kurt Straif, it means that the world’s top experts on the subject reviewed all existing research into links between glyphosate and cancer before reaching that conclusion. The only experts who were not involved in the review wer... more »

A Run On Banks Has Begun In Italy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Economic expert Martin Armstrong has warned that reports coming out of Italy suggest that ATM machines are being emptied, as a run on banks begins. Italian banks are labouring under Europe’s biggest bad-loan burden https://t.co/9v5RFodsF5 pic.twitter.com/lKPqPx5uL5 — The Economist (@TheEconomist) July 11, 2016 Zerohedge.com reports: Italy’s ongoing attempts to bend Europe’s bail-in rules and revert to the “older” bailout protocol continue to run into problems. The latest confirmation came from Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem who earlier today said he was not “particularly” worri... more »

Chinese Space Station Could Crash To Earth In ‘Fatal Fireball’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
An enormous Chinese space station is at risk of crashing to Earth in what could be a fatal fireball, scientists have warned. The large orbiting Tiangong-1 space station is “out of control,” and is heading on a collision course with Earth. Metro.co.uk reports: The massive satellite, launched in 2011, is reported to have lost radio connection with China’s space agency in March this year. Satellite tracker Thomas Dorman told Space.com, ‘If I am right, China will wait until the last minute to let the world know it has a problem with their space station. ‘It could be a real bad day if p... more »

Famous Indian Ghost Buster Found Dead With Black Mark Around Neck

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A renowned Indian paranormal and UFO investigator has been found dead in mysterious circumstances at his family’s Delhi apartment with asphyxiation marks around his throat. CEO and founder of the Indian Paranormal Society,Gaurav Tiwari, apparently told his wife before his death that recently he had been unwillingly attracted toward a “negative force.” dna reports: According to a report in The Times of India, Gaurav’s wife and father were sitting in the drawing room when they heard a loud thud coming from the bathroom. When they rushed to see, they found Gaurav lying unconscious on ... more »

The Latest: Riot Charges Likely Against Minnesota Protesters

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Marchers block part of Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, July 9, 2016, during a protest sparked by the recent police killings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.] DALLAS (AP) -- The Latest on the aftermath of the shooting of police officers during a protest in Dallas (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A prosecutor says he’s considering riot charges against 50 people who staged a rally on Interstate... more »

First Black Miss Alabama: Dallas Shooter Is a ‘Martyr’

Blake Neff at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: former beauty queen - 900] Alabama's first-ever black Miss Alabama winner posted a video Sunday, tearfully admitting she views Dallas shooter Micah Johnson as a "martyr" and isn't upset about the five police he murdered. In 1994, Kalyn Chapman James became the first, and so... more »

Syrian Refugee Behind Bars After Reportedly Groping Girl at Massachusetts Pool

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: pool - 900] Syrian refugee Emad Hasso is sitting behind bars after allegedly groping a 13-year-old girl at a public swimming pool in Massachusetts last Thursday. The 22-year-old refugee, who barely speaks English and has only been in the country for about two months,... more »

As We Shift - Become the Light

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
A chipmunk chases this midsummer morning along the back fence. Back and forth she scampers, turning and repeating her route over and again, moved by some inner compulsion. Unaware of the breeze and ignoring the birdsong, she doggedly retraces her steps. What has she missed? What has she found? Pokémon Go, a brilliant mobile app just released, has millions of players out of their homes, their cars and their usual routines, seeking and capturing virtual Pokémon in the real world. The streets and parks are filled with people day and night. It seems we are all looking for somethin... more »

It's Supposed to be Social Networking, Not Social Censorship

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
Whatever few readers I have have probably been curious about my thoughts on the horrific series of shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas and I promise I *will *weigh in on those terrible events. But of late, namely within the past week, I've been subjected to very heavy censorship, mainly on Twitter. At first, I thought it was Twitter's analytics suffering a series of glitches. My timeline would disappear on the analytics page then it would mysteriously reappear. My impressions (or hits my tweets get) would suddenly tank and this would always seem to coincide with my ti... more »

Committee On Climate Change Admit Wind Power Is Dearer Than CCGT

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood You may remember claims a few weeks ago from Renewable UK, the lobby group for renewable energy, that onshore wind is now the cheapest form of new generation in Britain. As I showed in this post at the time, the claims were simply bunkum. The cost of onshore wind in reality […]

Scientists Say ‘Vanishing’ Star Proves Aliens Exist

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Scientists in Sweden have discovered a “vanishing” star that they say may help prove the existence of aliens. Vanishing stars are ones that ‘disappear’ suddenly from the sky, and scientists haven’t been able to explain the phenomena, until now. Sciencealert.com reports: Researchers in Sweden have already identified one such ‘vanishing’ star, and while they’re not sure what made it disappear from the view of our telescopes just yet, the absence of any astrophysical explanation means extraterrestrial intervention can’t be ruled out. Stars coming and going is part of the natural flow ... more »

These Are Real Political Leaders

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
These two short videos both display brilliant political and moral leadership. In the above case we see Dr. Cornell West testifying at a Democratic Party platform committee meeting where they were considering a proposal to include a harsh rebuke of Israel's brutal treatment of the Palestinian people. The committee rejected the proposal, as expected, due to the reality that the Democratic Party is fully controlled by Zionists. Washington knows it must toe the line when it comes to turning Israel into a regional military platform in the Middle East for the corporate global dominati... more »

U.S. Intelligence: Islamic State Not Desperate, Just 'Adapting'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image To Enlarge)* *CNN*: *U.S. intel warns: ISIS not desperate, just 'adapting'* (CNN)Recent raids against ISIS targets have given the U.S. intelligence community a better understanding of how the terror group is structured and organized and about its plans for attacks outside areas it controls in Syria and Iraq, according to a senior administration official. They also have made it clear that for some time ISIS was planning to focus on those attacks around the world, although there were no clear indications of when and where that would have provided actionable intellige... more »

Report: Islamic State Caliphate Shrinks a Further 12 Percent in 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Islamic State territorial losses between January 2015 and July 2016 *IHS:* *Islamic State Caliphate Shrinks a Further 12 Percent in 2016, IHS Says* Territory controlled by the Islamic State shrunk by 12 percent in the first six months of 2016, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. In 2015, the Islamic State’s caliphate shrunk by 12,800 km2 to 78,000 km2, a net loss of 14 percent. In the first six months of 2016, that territory shrunk again by 12 percent. As of 4 ... more »

North Korea Cuts Off Diplomatic Communications With The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*: *North Korea closes only communication channel with U.S.* (CNN)North Korea said Monday it has decided to close its only direct diplomatic link with Washington, a move made days after the United States slapped sanctions on the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, and other officials over human rights abuses. Pyongyang and Washington do not have formal diplomatic relations, but North Korea's mission to the United Nations in New York has acted as the main communication conduit between the two countries. Now it will deal with "DPRK-US relations under the wartime law of the DPRK," ac... more »

The Debate On Police Using Robots Is Intensifying After The Dallas 'Bomb Robot'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Defense One:* *Military Robotics Makers See a Future for Armed Police Robots* As military-grade robotics get cheaper and more capable, someone will arm them and put them on American streets. Robot-maker Sean Bielat says he’s fine with the Dallas Police Department’s apparently unprecedented use of a bomb-disposal robot to kill a gunman on Thursday. “A robot was used to keep people out of harm’s way in an extreme situation,” said Bielat, the CEO of Endeavor Robotics, a spinoff of iRobot’s military division. “That’s how robots are intended to be used.” Joergen Pedersen, the CEO of ... more »

Violence In India Controlled Kashmir Explodes After Militant's Death

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Kashmir death toll reaches 23 in protests at killing of rebel leader* Last week’s shooting of independence leader Burhan Wani continues to spark violence in Indian-administered Kashmir Violent protests in Kashmir triggered by the death of a popular secessionist leader at the hands of Indian security forces continued into a third day on Monday, and the number of people killed rose to 23. In the disputed region’s worst outbreak of civilian unrest in six years, five more people, including a teenage girl, were killed on Sunday night. The imposition of a curfew and th... more »

U.S. Transfers Two More Guantanamo Detainees To Serbia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The outside of the "Camp Five" detention facility is seen at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba December 10, 2008. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool/File Photo *Reuters*:* U.S. transfers two Guantanamo inmates to Serbia* Two inmates from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are being transferred to Serbia, leaving 76 detainees at the facility, the U.S. government said on Monday. The Department of Defense announced the transfer of Yemeni national Mansur Ahmad Saad al-Dayfi and Tajik national Muhammadi Davlatov. It is the first time the United States has transferred Guantan... more »

World News Briefs -- July 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC:* *Theresa May to succeed Cameron as UK PM on Wednesday* Theresa May is to become the UK's prime minister on Wednesday evening - after David Cameron announced he would quit after Prime Minister's Questions. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, Mr Cameron said he would offer his resignation to the Queen on Wednesday afternoon at Buckingham Palace. Mrs May's only rival to succeed Mr Cameron as Conservative leader, Andrea Leadsom, pulled out earlier on Monday. Mr Cameron, PM since 2010, said after the UK's Brexit vote he would quit. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* U.S. to send ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*VOA*:* US to Send More Troops to Iraq to Help Shape Battle for Mosul* BAGHDAD—The U.S will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help shape the fight to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter made the announcement Monday during visit Baghdad to discuss the next steps in the campaign with Iraqi leaders and his commander in the ground. Iraq forces recently seized a major airbase near Mosul, marking the completion of the coalition’s “first 10 plays” toward defeating Islamic State, said a senior U.S. defense official. The Qayyarah Airbase West is loca...more »

Urine Powered Phone Charger Can Provide 3 Hours Of Call Time

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A fuel cell which harnesses electricity from urine could soon offer cheap, renewable energy. British scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) have found a way to power mobile phones using human wee. The team have already powered mobile phone but have developed the technology far enough to fuel power-hungry smartphones. Just over half a litre of urine is enough for six hours of charge time, which can power a smartphone for three hours. Handy to stay connected while off the grid….or if nature happens to call and your battery is also low. RT reports: The invention cost...more »

Improvised Explosive Robots

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 11 hours ago
A common argument made in favor of the use of robotics to deliver (lethal) force is that the violence used is mediated in such a way that it naturally de-escalates a situation. In some versions, this is due to the fact that the “robot doesn’t feel emotions,” and so is not subject to fear or […]

A prominent psychiatry researcher is dismissed. What’s happening to his papers?

Michael Koziol at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
After a prominent researcher was dismissed due to multiple instances of misconduct in his studies, how are journals responding? When an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found multiple issues with the work of psychiatry researcher Alexander Neumeister, New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center shut down eight of his studies. (Disclosure: The author […] The post A prominent psychiatry researcher is dismissed. What’s happening to his papers? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Information Fixation and the True Breakaway Civilization

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Why do we dwell on these dark temporal and clearly manipulative realities?

Comey watch: Milbank gives us Comey the God!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016Just as it ever has been:* Back in 1935, novelist Robert Graves gave us Claudius the God. The novel was a sequel to Graves' previous effort, I, Claudius. According to the leading authority, "the Modern Library ranked I, Claudius fourteenth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century." Was the emperor Claudius really a god? We can't exactly tell you. But just last Wednesday, a leading "journalist" presented us with his successor: He gave us Comey the God. Dana Milbank performed the service in the Washington Post.Believe it or not,... more »

Local Kids Sell Lemonade to Help Victims and Families of Thursday’s Police Massacre

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Lemonade stand - 900] Following the massacre of Dallas police officers on Thursday, some local kids started their own businesses to help out victims and fallen officers' families in their time of need. Several girls in northwest Dallas started a lemonade stand outside a...more »

David Cameron To Resign Wednesday, Theresa May to Succeed Him as British PM

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Theresa May - 900] David Cameron announced he would tender his resignation as leader of the Conservative party on Wednesday July 13. Home Secretary Theresa May will succeed him as Prime Minister, and will be the first female Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher to... more »

Texas Gov. Suffers Serious Burns, Toughs It Out to Avoid Drawing Attention From Dallas Police Shootings

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: DALLAS, TX - JULY 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at Dallas's City Hall near the area that is still an active crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers last night on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the evening ambush during a march against recent police involved shootings. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11.] Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has given ... more »

Security In Iraq, Jul 1-7, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
The start of July 2016 highlighted the Islamic State’s shift towards insurgency and terrorism. Almost all of the discussion of the war against IS is focused upon how much territory the group is able to hold or lose. That is only half the fight however. The organization prides itself on its resiliency, and is proving that now with mass casualty bombings and high profile attacks. Currently it is re-infiltrating towns in Anbar and Salahaddin, and just executed out one of the deadliest bombings since 2003, while carrying out a complicated attack upon a shrine in Salahaddin. There wer... more »

Some Potentially Good News on US Nuclear Policy

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
The Washington Post is reporting on some hopeful Obama Admin. aspirations on nuclear policy: Josh Rogin. July 10, 2016, Obama plans major nuclear policy changes in his final months. The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/obama-plans-major-nuclear-policy-changes-in-his-final-months/2016/07/10/fef3d5ca-4521-11e6-88d0-6adee48be8bc_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1 …declaring a “no first use” policy for the United States’ nuclear arsenal, which would be a landmark change in the country’s nuclear posture. …seeking a U.N. Security Council resolu... more »

Atmospheric CO2 Jumps +4 ppm in June Compared to June 2015

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Graphic showing global warming from 1850–2016. Notice the rapid outward spiral near the end (source).* *by Gaius Publius* A climate note, to add some perspective to the "very encouraging" or "just in the margins" changes to the Democratic platform, as you prefer to see them. Last April we noted this — "Atmospheric CO2 Is Rising Off the Chart — Spikes Above 409 ppm on April 10". That number, 409 ppm CO2, was from the *daily* chart at Mauna Loa, one of the main stations measuring atmospheric CO2. (There's also an *hourly* chart, a *weekly* chart and a *monthly* chart, all showing... more »

The Violence of the Elites

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
While the ruling establishment cries that its beloved country is falling apart, what with police officers shooting citizens, an Army veteran shooting police officers, and people taking to the streets in protest across the nation, the leader of the free world still has his own capitalistic priorities very much in order. Dallas or no Dallas, police brutality or no police brutality, crisis or no crisis, there was no way in hell that President Obama was going to cut his war-mongering trip to Europe one day shorter than he already had to. Belying the *New York Times' *headline that he is... more »

Hillary Non-Indictment Scandal - Risk for Obama Assassination????

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Obama at Risk for Deep State Power Play??* *First of all: Just a notice that CawRANT events #28 will not appear until Tuesday (tomorrow) *I have some family responsibilities and cannot get it posted today. In the meantime, I have been having some intimations that something could happen to Obama to take him out of the presidency---and leave Biden as Interim President. Hillary has been Legally mortally wounded by the non-indictment scandal. The PTB (I could call them Deep State or whatever...but the people who really make decisions in USrael) are considering their options. As I ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 12 hours ago
*2016 NASA DATA SHOWS THAT GLOBAL WARMING/CLIMATE CHANGE NOT CAUSING RETREAT OF POLAR ICE* *Bigger graph here* *Note that this is about global ice not Arctic ice. A global theory should be supported by global data. It isn't* Updated NASA data on the polar ice cap is showing results that are contrary to all who claim global warming is shrinking it. Reportedly, global warming (better known presently as climate change) has not caused any recession of polar ice. According to a report by Forbes, a NASA satellite instrument revealed that the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded ... more »

Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats and Jolly Rancher Suckers!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Helping a Battle Buddy

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Soldiers] U.S. Army soldiers help a battle buddy reach a casualty evacuation point during a situational training exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on June 23, 2016. Thank you to these brave soldiers for serving our nation.

Sometimes, A Blessing Is A Curse

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 12 hours ago
Jason Kenney has headed back to the Calgary Stampede, proudly waving to the crowds. But, Michael Harris writes, it's easy to spot the phonies: Jason Kenney is taking part in a parade — riding in the back of a 1958 Ford Fairlane, with an army tank behind him, and a gas-guzzling 1959 Caddy in front carrying fellow-delusional Michelle Rempel. I guess the cars were interesting. (At least Premier Notley rode a Pinto that wasn’t made in Detroit – the kind with four legs, not an explosive gas tank.) Like Stephen Harper, Kenney claims to be a son of Alberta. But Kenny was born in Ontario... more »

Thousands Of Naked Blue People Celebrate The Sea In Hull

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A driving instructor was among a crowd of thousands of blue-painted naked people celebrating the “Sea of Hull” photo-shoot installation; an artistic event celebrating the English city’s maritime past. The Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports: Nigel Deans was among 3,200 people in the event – the largest of its kind ever to be staged in the UK – by New York-based artist Spencer Tunick. It was to celebrate Hull’s relationship with the sea, and Nigel, of Longwood , who runs his own driving school and co-runs Huddersfield Driving Experience, an off-road driving school for youngsters und... more »

Father & Son Spend 41 Years Hiding In Vietnam Jungle Fearing US Airstrikes

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A Vietnamese father and son escaped the horrors of the Vietnam war after their village was wiped out in a US airstrike by fleeing and hiding in the jungle for over four decades. Ho Van Lang and his father Ho Van Thanh spent 40+ years living in a tree-house deep in the jungles of the Tay Tra district of Quang Ngai, believing the Vietnam war was still going on. RT reports: The “Tarzans” were found in 2013 – Ho Van Thanh, now 85, and his now 44-year-old son Ho Van Lang, according to reports in local media. For over four decades they had been living as hermits in a remote area of the Ta... more »

With hindsight, the evolution in the U.K. looks predictable

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
After the June 24th Brexit referendum, the world was uncertain about the evolution of the United Kingdom and its relationship with the EU in the near future. We often said that we didn't know whether the United Kingdom would officially launch the Article 50 process to leave the European Union at all – and how many months or years it would take for them to make the decision. A major Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson didn't like the prospect of becoming a prime minister – a job he could have acquired already when Cameron did it a few years ago – and Nigel Farage left politics because he... more »

Theresa May To Become British PM On Wednesday

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Theresa May is to succeed David Cameron as the British Prime Minister on Wednesday evening after her challenger in the Conservative leadership race pulled out of the contest. Andrea Leadsom came under fire when she told the Times that being a mother meant she had “a very real stake” in Britain’s future. She also said that May must be “really sad” not to have had children. The energy minister subsequently apologized to May, but the gaffe and the ensuing spectacle damaged her standing with the media. RT reports: Cameron announced he will offer his resignation to the Queen after chairin... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Fire Mission Near Hoi An

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Korea Fire Mission - 900] Fire Mission, 10 July 1968 “Fire Mission: The crew of a 105mm howitzer prepares to fire at the Korean Brigade Headquarters near Hoi An, south of Da Nang (official USMC photo by Gunnery Sergeant Tom Bartlett).” From the Jonathan Abel... more »

Should a paper be retracted if an author omits a conflict of interest?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A JAMA journal has quickly issued a correction for a 2016 paper after the author failed to mention several relevant conflicts of interest. Normally, we’d see this as a run-of-the-mill correction notice, but since we reported last week that a journal retracted a paper for omitting pharma funding, we got to wondering: Is failure to […] The post Should a paper be retracted if an author omits a conflict of interest? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Who is The Chef?

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
,, *"I have an Italian cook. * *Gino Siscaccagrachi or something like that"* "Right before we were about to shoot him performing his new song in the episode, as he toured the set in his black shoes that lit up with a pink light when he walked, he asked my producer Erin O’Malley for a megaphone. People were called. A megaphone was found. Later, when the cameras were rolling, I stood in the back of the set and watched the song start. Right before the first notes, he pulled out the megaphone and called out: “*Does anyone want to fall in love tonight?*” Everyone cheered. We hadn’t as... more »

Ladies and Gentlemen : The Time

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago

Media Raises Alarm: The 1% is Getting Richer! Obscures the Fact That the 99% is, Too.

Mitch Boersma at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Wealth Distribution Upper Middle Lower Class - 900] If you were to belief recent headlines in the business press, the 1 percent continue to get the gold mine while the rest of us get the shaft. But a more careful look at the data tells a very different... more »

Women Indigenous Rights Defenders Targeted by State & Corporate Terror

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Being a female defender of human rights is increasingly dangerous.

Can Christians Make a Deal with Donald Trump?

John Zmirak at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Godfather - 900] As I noted last week, a win by Hillary Clinton in this year’s presidential election would pose a dire threat to the freedom of American Christians. She would appoint more leftist, anti-Constitutional judges to the Supreme Court, giving them an... more »

Dems Push Bill Condemning Think Tanks Who ‘Cast Doubt’ on Global Warming

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Lieu - 900] Democratic lawmakers are set to introduce a resolution condemning fossil fuel companies and pro-fossil fuel groups that "deliberately cast doubt on science in order to protect their financial interests." California Rep. Ted Lieu and Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will... more »

Venezuela Opens Its Borders For 12 Hours For Its Citizens To Cross Into Colombia To Buy Food And Medicines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Thousands of Venezuelans pour into Colombia to buy food* *Tens of thousands cross into Colombia after border opens briefly for the first time in nearly a year.* Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have poured across into neighbouring Colombia to buy basic goods amid shortages at home, during a brief opening of the border that has been closed for almost a year. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closed the border in August 2015, citing smuggling and penetration by Colombian fighters. On Sunday, he authorised a 12-hour opening of the pedestrian bridge that connects Ta...more »

South Sudan Fighting Intensifies -- News Updates July 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Heavy fighting in South Sudan risks return to civil war* Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters raged in South Sudan on Monday between troops loyal to the president and those backing the vice president, risking a return to civil war and further instability in a turbulent and poor region of Africa. Clashes between the forces of President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar - the former rebel leader who became vice president under a deal that ended a two-year civil war - have killed hundreds of people since they broke out in the capital Juba four days ago. The violence i... more »

Families Of Victims Of Palestinian Attacks Sue Facebook For Hamas Posts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Times of Israel*: *US terror victims seek $1 billion from Facebook for Hamas posts* Suit filed in New York federal court alleges social media giant ‘knowingly provided material support and resources’ for Gaza terror group The families of five Americans murdered or injured in recent Palestinian terror attacks in Israel have filed a lawsuit against Facebook for failing to ban the Gaza-based terror group Hamas from using its social media platform. The suit was brought to the New York State District Court under the Anti-Terrorism Act, which allows American citizens who are victi... more »

Will The Battle For Mosul Become The 'Mother of All Battles'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ben Wedeman, CNN:* *Will ISIS be pushed easily from Mosul after 'mother of all battles'?* Baghdad (CNN)"It is a splendid city, beautifully built," a famous Muslim geographer once wrote. "The climate is pleasant, the water healthy. Highly renowned, and of great antiquity, it is possessed of excellent markets and inns, and is inhabited by many personages of account, and learned men." The author, Mohamed Al-Maqdisi, writing in the 10th century, was waxing eloquent about the Iraqi city of Mosul. It has been a while since anyone spoke of Mosul in such pleasant terms. Recent history ... more »

U.S. To Deploy 560 More Troops To Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Pentagon will send hundreds more troops to Iraq following seizure of key airfield* BAGHDAD – Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Monday that the Pentagon will deploy an additional 560 U.S. troops to Iraq, a widening of the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State that will place American military advisers at a key airfield seized by the Iraqi military Saturday. The decision will elevate the number of U.S. troops the Pentagon counts in Iraq to 4,647. Unofficially, that figure is likely closer to 6,000 when counting a variety of American troops who de... more »

Theresa May Will Be The Next Prime Minister Of Britain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* Andrea Leadsom WITHDRAWS from the Tory leadership race in the wake of motherhood row - handing the keys to Downing Street to her rival Theresa May * * Theresa May is set to be made PM within days after Leadsom quit the race * Leadsom revealed she felt she did not have enough support to continue * Called for a rapid conclusion to the contest to end business uncertainty * Tory Party board will meet today to formally confirm May as party leader * Leadsom had been under fire for appearing to suggest being a mum gave her an advantage as PM. She apologised to May today * La... more »

Is Chris Christie Donald Trump's VP Running Mate?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Donald Trump shakes hands with Chris Christie. REUTERS/Mike Stone *Patch: **Chris Christie To Campaign With Donald Trump Monday in Virginia* *The governor will appear alongside Trump on Monday as speculation looms over vice presidential picks.* New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will campaign with presumptive Republican nominee for president Donald Trump in Virginia Beach on Monday as speculation looms over whom the celebrity businessman turned politician will pick as his running mate. NBC News was first to report the event, citing campaign sources and Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks lat... more »

Poll: A Majority of Americans Disapprove The FBI's Recommendation Not To Charge Hillary Clinton On Emails

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*ABC News:* *Majority Disapproves of Decision Not to Charge Clinton on Emails (POLL)* A majority of Americans disapproves of the FBI's recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her handling of email while secretary of state, and a similar number in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the issue leaves them worried about how she'd handle her responsibilities as president if elected. Most also say the email controversy won't affect their vote choice in the presidential election. But more say it leaves them less rather than more likely to support Clinton, 28 ... more »

Gaia Portal: Increasing vibrational components find their home

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
*Increasing vibrational components find their home* by ÉirePort Increasing vibrational components find their home. Standards of Higher energetic life are unveiled. Melancholies subside as hu-beings release. Flashes of brilliance coalesce into Illuminative streams. ÉirePort | July 11, 2016 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-zk

Iraq, Syria defeating Oded Yinon plan a.k.a. Daesh?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 13 hours ago
I just gave this interview with Press TV, pointing out that the "terrorism" targeted by the so-called "war on terror" was invented by Netanyahu and colleagues at the JCIT in 1979. Its purpose is to hasten the destabilization and balkanization of Middle Eastern countries, and to rally the West behind a permanent war on Islam for Israel.

National Leaders & the Deep State: NATO vs Non-NATO Nation State Interests

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*How often have readers here noticed the mention of a NATO occupied nation vs the non NATO occupied nation state? *- Having pointed out repeatedly that there is a significant difference between the two but not sure if everyone was on the same page, it seemed clarification was in order. Along comes this article:* National Leadership Styles And The “Deep State”: Trump And Hillary, *at* Katehon* and found the explanation of the deep state very good. *Entrenched in all NATO nations is a NATO bureaucracy. **(We're not talking the banker entrenchment, at this time, though it is present an... more »

Paul Kersey: An Open Letter to Donald Trump...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*about Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH).* My comment: This scheme, implemented by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is moving low-income people (section 8) into affluent neighborhoods because they're certain the low-income people will suddenly become rich if they're in the right neighborhood. It's happening here, and before you can blink, it will happen to you. Where you will most definitely *not* see it is next door to Odumbo, Clinton, Kerry, or any of the other pigs that think this is such a great idea. From Mr. Kersey: *Dear Mr. Trump:* It’s ... more »

BWorld 71, Free trade and higher income

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last Friday. Among the benefits of free trade, besides having tariffs as low as possible, if not zero, is higher income for the people. There are several ways by which this takes place. First, free trade expands the choices and options of the local consumers and producers in the economy, both in prices and product quality. Thus, a rice farmer will have more choices where to get his new farm tractor, harvester, and fertilizer and this greatly expands his productivity while reducing crop wastes and losses. Competing suppliers from different count... more »

My UP Sapul friends

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
One of my student organizations in UP Diliman in the 80s was the UP Samahan sa Agham Pampulitika (UP Pol. Science Club). I shifted from BS Statistics to AB Political Science then AB Economics. While majoring in Economics, my minor subjects, about 4 or 5, were Pol. Science. At a Sapul grand reunion last March hosted by Alex Gaticales. Former UP President Francisco "Dodong" Nemenzo was a Sapul alumni, he came that night, assisted by his wife, Princess Nemenzo. This family is close to me, mainly through Fidel, the oldest of the 3 kids of Princess and Dodong. Standing from left: me, Fra... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Wikileaks Publishes Clinton Iraq War Emails 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 M... more »

Poetry - It's a Kind of Magick

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
"One day, a talented lass or fellow, A special one with face of yellow, Will make the Piece of Resistance found from it's hiding refuge underground, And with a noble army at the helm, This Master Builder will thwart the Kragle and save the realm, And be the greatest, most interesting, most important person of all times. All this is true. *BECAUSE IT RHYMES."* BEGETTER.OF. THESE.INSUING.SONNETS. Mr.W.H. ALL.HAPPINESSE. AND.THAT.ETERNITIE. PROMISED. BY. OUR.EVER-LIVING.POET. WISHETH. THE.WELL-WISHING. ADVENTURER.IN. SETTING. FORTH. T.T.

THE PROBLEMS WITH NOVELS: "All the killings," the cable guest said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016Part 1—Then came the killings in Dallas:* Last Thursday evening, in the 7 PM hour, Erin Burnett was conducting a typical pseudo-discussion. The shootings in Dallas were still a few hours away. On her nightly CNN program, Burnett was pretending to conduct a discussion of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The pretense began with the selection of Burnett's guests. Presumably, such selections are made by Burnett's corporate bosses. One of Burnett's guests this night was Harry Houck. He was introduced by Burnett as "a former NYPD detective." ... more »

Carter Announces 560 More U.S. Troops to Iraq

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Ash Carter - 900] BAGHDAD (AP) -- The United States will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help establish a newly retaken air base as a staging hub for the long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter... more »

Vast majority of Americans want to criminalize data fraud, says new study

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
As Retraction Watch readers know, criminal sanctions for research fraud are extremely rare. There have been just a handful of cases — Dong-Pyou Han, Eric Poehlman, and Scott Reuben, to name several — that have led to prison sentences. According to a new study, however, the rarity of such cases is out of sync with […] The post Vast majority of Americans want to criminalize data fraud, says new study appeared first on Retraction Watch.

German Official: Justice for New Year’s Eve Sexual Offense Victims Likely Impossible

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Flashmob gegen Männergewalt, Köln 2016] BERLIN (AP) -- A top German police official says it likely will be impossible to find many of the perpetrators of sexual offenses committed against women on New Year’s Eve. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung and broadcasters NDR and WDR reported... more »

Israeli Group Sues Facebook, Says it Violated U.S. Anti-Terrorism Law

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 4259162368_0f9b2f0a32_b] JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli rights group says it’s suing Facebook for $1 billion on behalf of families of victims of Palestinian attacks. The Shurat Hadin group is claiming the social network provides militant groups with a platform for spreading... more »

Iran Indicts Dual Nationals, Including One American, Possibly for Bargaining

Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 20101112fire] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran announced Monday that three dual nationals and a foreigner held in the country have been indicted on unknown charges, part of a series of detentions in the wake of last year’s nuclear deal with world... more »

Jersey Jazzman: How The Charter Cheerleading Industry Is Abetting ...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Jersey Jazzman: How The Charter Cheerleading Industry Is Abetting ...: I know I swore off wasting my time (and yours) criticizing reformy edu-bloggers. But I've been watching a back-and-forth on social medi... more »

What if police “reform” played out like school “reform”?

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 15 hours ago
I don’t know very much about how law enforcement works. I also think the whole concept of “reform,” for schools and otherwise, is so much nonsense, anyway. But let’s think about this for a moment, shall we? Law enforcement, as a public service, is failing in low-income black and brown communities, largely in concentrated and […]


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*The Obama administration is Trying to Bypass Congress to Continue Meddling in Local Education* Last year, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate, reflecting a consensus that the federal government needed to pull back from the prescriptive mandates of the No Child Left Behind law and give states more flexibility. While imperfect, the ESSA sought to move in the right direction. Like most laws, however, the ESSA left a significant amount of implementation decisions to the administrative state, in this case the Depart... more »

Texas Inmates Escape Jail Cell To Save Guard’s Life

Casey Harper at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: arrest handcuff 400] A crew of Texas inmates recently broke from their jail cell -- but not to make an escape. Newly released surveillance video shows the June 23 incident,where an armed jail guard had an apparent heart attack, WFAA reports. The concerned inmates...more »

U.S. Boots May Return to Iraq to Help Kick ISIS Out of Mosul

Lolita C. Baldor at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: MIdeast United States_perr__1468240940_71.164.139.145] BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. and coalition forces will use the newly retaken air base in Qayara as a staging hub, as Iraqi security forces move forward in the long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash... more »

The Forces Of Racism Are Stoking Divisiveness... And Trumpism

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
I was listed as the Executive Producer of the record from which the video above was made. I'm very proud to have played a small part in getting these ideas out in 1992. I would have wished the police would have learned something from the song and the ensuing controversy-- and, truth be told, many have. But not enough to stop the attitude that keeps the police murder of young black men at epidemic levels in America. I believe in peace and love and non-violence... and I understand why black men don't want to be victims and need to defend themselves from the real life (and death) ma... more »

Two Powerful Earthquakes Strike Coast Of Ecuador

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Two powerful quakes measuring 5.9 and 6.4 struck the coast of Ecuador just ten minutes apart on Monday afternoon. The United States Geological Service reported that both quakes hit an area about 32 kilometers northwest of Rosa Zarate, a town with 60,000 residents in the coastal city of Esmeraldas Prelim M6.4 earthquake near the coast of Ecuador Jul-11 02:11 UTC, updates https://t.co/wnQvtYCFwZ — USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) July 11, 2016 RT reports: The tremors from the two quakes were felt across a wide area and prompted many people to flee into the streets, according to BNO new... more »

The Young Gun Helping to Craft the GOP’s Platform in Cleveland

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Get out the vote in 2016 with a macro photo of electioneering campaign vote buttons.] Tommy Valentine still lives at home, hasn't graduated from college yet, and barely looks old enough to buy a beer. But the baby-faced 22-year-old with thick glasses will help plot the course of the Republican Party--and perhaps the direction of... more »

Bernie Sanders Expected to Endorse Clinton on Tuesday

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 21650888792_918c0401f3_k__1468238561_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton’s campaign is making it official: Former Democratic rival Bernie Sanders will join her at a New Hampshire event on Tuesday where he plans to endorse her. Clinton’s campaign is holding the event at a high... more »

San Antonio Police Chief Says His Officers Will Not Become Targets After Department Attacked

Casey Harper at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 2997379517_225fd106b3_b] After yet another Texas police department was attacked with gunfire Saturday night, one police chief had something to say about the violence against cops. Authorities say someone opened fire on the San Antonio police headquarters Saturday night but no one was hurt. Cops... more »

David Cameron Authorizes Deployment Of More Forces On Russian Borders

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
David Cameron has authorized more troop deployment to other European countries in a show of force against Russia in the aftermath of leaving the European Union (EU). The British prime minister, who was attending a NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, is expected to make a case against those who doubt London’s commitment’s to the security alliance following the June 23 referendum, when 52 percent of British people voted to leave the EU. Press TV reports: Cameron will tell NATO and allied leaders in the summit that Britain is set to deploy 650 more armed forces in the Baltic States—Lithuani... more »

Sky Banner of Aborted Baby to Fly Over GOP, Democratic Conventions

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Trump v Clinton Campaign Buttons - 900] A pro-life group known for showing graphic images of abortion victims has first provided to The Stream the images it will fly at the GOP and Democratic party conventions later this month. The banners will be 50 feet by 100 feet,... more »

NATO: Lying All the Way to Barbarossa

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*July 11, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Despite claims made during NATO Summit Warsaw 2016, that *"NATO remains a fundamental source of security for our people, and stability for the wider world,"* it is clear that the threats and challenges NATO poses as existing to confront are in fact threats of its own, intentional creation and continued perpetuation. From the ongoing refugee crisis triggered by NATO's own global-spanning and ongoing military interventions, invasions, and occupations, to its continued expansion along Russia's borders - violating every convention and "norm" th... more »

North Korea Reacts to New Sanctions, Says it Will Take Action Against U.S. Prisoners

Hyung-jin Kim at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: South Korea Koreas Te_perr__1468234925_71.164.139.145] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Monday it will end a diplomatic communication channel with the United States and hinted at harsher punishment for Americans detained in the country in retaliation for U.S. sanctions that target leader Kim... more »

Surviving Dallas Officer Recounts Trying to Save Colleagues

Christine Amario at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Police Shootings-Dall_perr__1468235747_71.164.139.145] DALLAS (AP) -- Officer Jorge Barrientos never saw the gunman. The assailant announced himself with a loud, single burst of fire from a rifle, just as Barrientos and his colleagues from the Fox Trot Unit of the Dallas Police Department... more »

Dallas Police Shooting Suspect Had Plans for Larger Attack

Nomaan Merchant at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Police Shootings Dall_perr__1468234095_71.164.139.145] DALLAS (AP) -- The gunman in the deadly attack on Dallas police had plans for a larger assault and possessed enough explosive material to inflict far greater harm, the city’s police chief and top elected official said. Micah Johnson, a... more »

Israel Approves Extra Funding For Illegal Settlements

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Despite international calls against such constructions, Israel has approved an additional USD 13 million in funding for illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The allocation of approximately 50 million shekels (USD 12.8 million) to “strengthen” the settlements within al-Khalil (Hebron) as well as the settlement of Kiryat Arba on the city’s outskirts in the occupied West Bank was approved on Sunday Israeli officials said. Press TV reports:* The funds will reportedly be allocated over three years. On June 16, the Israeli regime had approved USD 18 million in extra funding for... more »

Green heat: could hydrogen solve the climate challenge of Britain’s reliance on gas?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/11/green-heat-could-hydrogen-solve-the-climate-challenge-of-britain/ From the Telegraph: Deep in a glen in Dumfries and Galloway, five miles up a single-track road from the nearest town, sits an abandoned farmhouse. The surrounding hills are home to more sheep than people, the mobile phone signal is patchy, and when snow […]

Behold, The Goddess

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
Women Rule The World Now. *Behold, The Goddess.* *Hail Gozer.* Wait for a sign from Gozer the Traveller; he will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldronaii, the Traveller came as a large and moving Torb. Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the Meketrex Supplicants, they chose a new form for him -- that of a Giant Sloar! Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Sloar that day I can tell you!

The So-Called New Black Panther Party

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
*And so on, and so on, and so on..* NOTE: This article was syndicated nationwide from the Washington City Paper, a freesheet that ran an extra edition by *Mark Cohen*, cover story *Black Power.* *This nationally syndicated, freely distributed article ran 1 week after the George W. Bush Counter-Innaugural in January 2001, 2 week prior to the death by exploding Brain Aneyrism in Meriat, Georgia of Khalid Abdul Muhammad, 8 months prior to 9/11 and 8 months following the death by Exploding Brain Anureysm in Meriat, Georgia of the Senior Senator from Georgia.* *On July 19, ... more »

Report: Women in Law Enforcement More Likely to Commit Suicide Than in Any Other Profession

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Female Cop - 900] A person's job and gender may determine how likely that are to commit suicide, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Women in law enforcement, for instance, commit suicide at a higher rate than women in any... more »

Saudi Arabia Snubs OPEC and Embraces Low Oil Prices

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: An oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.] Saudi Arabia’s energy minister announced Sunday his country will continue keeping the price of oil low. The statement is further evidence the country won't cut oil production to raise the global price. Oil is cheap today by historical standards, selling for a... more »

The Word in the Middle of Madness

Joe Dallas at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Bible] There are some scriptures worth remembering while we're processing these last few horrible days. "If one gives answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame." (Proverbs 18:13) It's hard waiting for all the facts to emerge after something terrible... more »

Police In Riot Gear Arrest 102 Black Lives Matter Protesters In St. Paul

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Police in riot gear used tear gas, smoke bombs and pepper spray to disperse hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters from Interstate 94 in Saint Paul, Minnesota on Saturday night. 102 protesters were taken into custody while 21 police officers were injured as demonstrations continued over recent fatal shootings of black men by police. RT reports: On Saturday night, hundreds of people protesting the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, shot dead by police officers earlier in the week, gathered at St. Paul Governor’s residence and marched to Interstate 94, shutting it down ... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
We choose to leave the European Union in this decade and do the other things *NOT* because they are easy but because they are *HARD*. All we have to fear is.... Actually, I forget. Never mind. Doesn't Matter. *The Great Work of this Generation *begins here. All we want to know is, Guardian - Do you intend to *HELP* with *THE WORK*..? You're welcome Corbett.

The Jeffreys-Lindley paradox

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*On the probabilities of theories that are close to the measured answer but not quite right* In a discussion with Alessandro Strumia and others, Tommaso Dorigo has repeated some of his opinions about the Jeffreys-Lindley's paradox (Wikipedia) which, in Dorigo's opinion, makes Bayesian thinking unusable in experimental particle physics (and probably everywhere because all other situations are analogous). He has previously written about it in 2012 and the paradox was also discussed by W.M. Briggs and others. *Czechia:* Off-topic, geography: the U.N. dabatases now list "Czechia" as an... more »

European Union And Fascism. Imperial Globalization. Part V

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 21 hours ago
*European Union And Fascism. Imperial Globalization. ....*Part V *Written by Robin Mathews* Canadians had a taste of incipient fascism with the Conservative government led by Stephen Harper. Flagrant abuse of Parliament. Vicious attacks on organized labour. Deliberate destruction of pubic information and record. Perversion of the National Police Force. Even (*I claim*) a false, fabricated court action (*nationally celebrated*) to destroy an enemy. And … much, much more. Fascism, we remember, is the merging of government and large private Corporations, turning Parliame... more »

Iran Now Glorifies Its Casualties In Syria And Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
At the recent Tehran International Book Fair, ordinary Iranians could pose as “defenders of the shrines” astride a military motorcycle in front of a billboard showing a battered street in Syria. Credit Davoud Ghahrdar *New York Times:* *Iran, Once Quiet About Its Casualties in Syria and Iraq, Now Glorifies Them* TEHRAN — The first news report, to a nation usually kept in the dark about military matters, was shocking: 13 Iranian soldiers, all with links to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, had been killed in an ambush near the Syrian city of Aleppo. What followed this spring m... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*600-Foot-Long “Bioswale” Planned for Coliseum Square Park ~Canal Street Beat*


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

The Authoritarian Origins of Policing in America

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
“This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. *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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*There's a Tropical Storm out to sea, and She's gathering speed...*

The Order of Melchizedek

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 th... more »

Important Safety Tip

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 t... more »

Labour’s affordable housing plan is seriously unaffordable

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 warm... more »

Dallas Was A PSYOP To Distract From Comey/Clinton Debacle

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 CBC : Stephen Harper endorses Jason Kenney "This province is the beating heart of the Canadian conservative movement," Harper said" with this killer slogan too : Unite Alberta : "A big tent, not a pup tent" *snerk* .


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
The Real O.G.s by the Sea of Galilee T•C•B

'Nother winner!

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Two winners in one day! Take *that, *EU!


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
And as the most-British-ever tennis player wins Wimbledon for Britain again...


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago

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

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Osama Bin Laden’s Son Vows Revenge Against US

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 »

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