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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

12 July - Blogs I'm Following

11:03pm MDST

Egypt Is Permitting Israel To Launch Drone Strikes Against ISIS Militants In The Sinai

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 minutes ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (AFP) *Bloomberg:* *Old Mideast Foes Unite Over Gas Deals and Fighting Militants* * Israel said to back Palestinian peace initiative by Egypt * Netanyahu assures accord with Turkey won’t stop gas to Egypt When Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi turned a standard speech on electricity supplies into an unexpected appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, one man who wasn’t surprised was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The televised address in May capped ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 minutes ago
*Harrier Launch* Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Chase Coker launches an AV-8B Harrier II off the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Arabian Gulf, July 11, 2106. The Boxer is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Coker is an aviation boatswain's mate handling. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Jaen

Islamic State Boasts That It Killed Or Wounded 5,200 During Ramadan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Vocativ*:* ISIS Boasts Of Its Bloody Ramadan* *From Orlando to Bangladesh, the group is claiming that 5,200 people were killed or wounded from 'military operations' in one month* ISIS is celebrating the end to a particularly bloody month of attacks. On Tuesday the jihadi group’s weekly magazine al-Naba boasted that 5,200 people were killed or wounded in “military operations” during the holy month of Ramadan, including the deadly attack in Orlando last month. Not all the numbers could independently verified, but they include attacks directly orchestra... more »

This is my latest and most important re-post of a Paul-Craig-Roberts treatise on how the American people are being bamboozled by their government with the help of our “mainstream media” who repeat all government lies as if the God’s truth (thus dubbed “presstitutes” by PCR). In his second paragraph he states accurately that : “Since the Clinton regime NATO has been an alliance for waging offensive war, a war crime under the Nuremberg rules established by the United States. Under the NATO banner a number of countries have been bombed, invaded, and had their governments overthrown by Washington acting under the cover of NATO.” Most of the rest of this article proves factually that the frequently used presstitute term “Russian aggression” actually covers up very real US and NATO aggression. And the worst part is that the US and its European vassals are inviting a nuclear war with Russia -- which if it ever happens would kill all us all because Russia has superior nuclear missiles that can travel faster than inferior US anti-ballistic missiles. Although a full-force of nuclear exchange could destroy the whole human race. Fortunately, Vladimir Putin is not a “monster”; he is a peace maker, but if attacked he surely would counterattack. But don’t despair. If enough Americans read PCR’s work, maybe a movement could arise countering the Washington neocons. And failing that, it is certain that the western world will face economic collapse in the near future, very likely disintegrating NATO without a shot fired. Let us hope...

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 4 minutes ago
------------------------------ *Paul Craig Roberts — Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has * ------------------------------ June 11, 2016 | Original Here | If you wish to receive his newsletter via email go to Original and sign up at bottom. Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has Paul Craig Roberts A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials. http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-nato-summit-idUKKCN0ZN2NN First we will e... more »

5th Electoral Reform Committee meeting - JP Kingsley

Alison at Creekside - 11 minutes ago
in which the Conservatives only want to talk referendum and the Liberals mostly want to talk about online voting, which we aren't getting for the 2019 federal election, in part because the Liberals have not rolled back Fair Elections Act provisions that prevent Elections Canada from pilot testing it. JP Kingsley gives his personal suggestion for a new combination electoral system - urban MMP and rural FPtP - and the CPC MPs launch the dismissive phrase "consultations in cafeterias" to refer to any discussions with Canadians about electoral reform that isn't a referendum. Since May ... more »

The Latest: China Still Insists It Owns Islands in South China Sea

AP at The Stream - 37 minutes ago
[image: Filipinos applaud moments after the Hague-based U.N. international arbitration tribunal's ruling favoring the Philippines in its case against China on the dispute in South China Sea Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The international tribunal has found that there is no legal basis for China's "nine-dash line" claiming rights to much of the South China Sea. The tribunal issued its ruling Tuesday in The Hague in response to an arbitration case brought by the Philippines against China. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)] MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Latest on an internati... more »

Banned Video: Alternative 3 1977

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 55 minutes ago
Walter Bosley at the Secret Space Program Conference Olav Philips at the Secret Space Program Conference

Lessons from the worst banking crisis in history

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 57 minutes ago
This is being passed around, a piece by London-based wealth manager Tim Price, author of Price Value International: It’s ironic that some of the most honest words to come out of a politician’s mouth were, “When it becomes serious you have to lie.” That was a quote from Jean-Claude Juncker, former Prime Minister of Luxembourg and President of the European Commission (the EU’s executive branch) in 2011 when asked about Greece’s financial crisis. Greece was on the ropes and the entire system about to collapse, so, of course they lied. Then they lied about lying. This raises a... more »

Tim Canova Guest Post On Wasserman Schultz's Slimy Relationship With Big Sugar And A Poisoned Environment

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
[image: Goal Thermometer]There are several crucial congressional primaries left, particularly in Florida at the very end of August. Tow of the hottest are Grayson's Senate run against spoiled and soiled Patrick Murphy and Tim Canova's against as-bad-as-Murphy degenerate #DebtTrapDebbie Wasserman Schultz. Both are on August 30. If Grayson beats Murphy he'll face Marco Rubio in November and if Canova beats #DebTrap he's the de fact congressman from South Broward County and Miami Beach (FL-23). Below is a guest post from Tim, *Debbie Wasserman Schultz Has a Sweet Tooth and It’s No Lau... more »

A Modern Day Warrior: Mastering Mounted Archery...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 hour ago
*a modern day warrior.* Take notice LSP, Grunt, LL, and all of the real men I know. Lukas Novotny - a man among men.

‘Pokemon Go’ Digital Popularity Warps Real Life

RYAN NAKASHIMA at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: In this Monday, July 11, 2016, photo provided by Huge shows Pokemon Go players stopping outside the Huge Cafe in downtown Atlanta, Ga., in search of digital monsters. The cafe owner noticed it was between two "Pokestops" and paid $40 in real world money to attach lures to them to increase the odds of players finding rare monsters like the "Starmie" and "Poliwag" nearby. Businesses are using the game, released in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand last week, to advertise products or services. (Brinson McGowan/Huge via AP)] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The “Pokemon Go” craze has sent l... more »

Is This Hillary Clinton's Favourite General?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, testifies before a Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing on ''Diplomacy, Development, and National Security'' on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/YURI GRIPAS *Reuters:** Clinton is vetting retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis for VP: source* The U.S. presidential campaign of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is vetting retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis as a potential vice presidential running mate, a source with knowledge of the process con... more »

Dallas, Obama and the Almost Perfect Memorial for the 5 Slain Officers

James Robison at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama hugs Dallas Police Chief David Brown during a memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, applaud. Five police officers were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas last Thursday night.] Last Thursday, July 7, bullets pierced the bodies of Dallas' finest protectors of the people and the peace, tearing the heart of America. The families who suffered loss that night were joined by a broken-hearted population ... more »

Opposing Protesters Demonstrate Unity in Dallas

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Dallas Unity - 900] A CNN video showing the reconciliation of two opposing protest groups has gone viral after Thursday’s shooting in Dallas, Texas. Just days after a sniper claimed the lives of five police officers, two groups of protesters in Dallas united in a show of peace.... more »

from the front lines, day nine

allan at wmtc - 2 hours ago
We had quite an eventful day! *1989 making noise!!!* The cacerolazo was awesome! We had so much fun banging and honking and marching. We were loud and proud -- and you know our Employer was listening! Thanks to everyone who helped make this special afternoon/evening happen. Once again, we had great support from CUPE Ontario and the Peel District CUPE Council, along with several people from my own activist network. *Numbers!* Based on all the cheques that the payroll team wrote, almost three hundred members picketed last week. That is the highest turnout we've ever had -- for anyt... more »

Rebel Controlled Aleppo Now Under Siege

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Aleppo rebels brace for long Syrian government siege* Rebel areas of Aleppo have stockpiled enough basic supplies to survive months of siege by Syrian pro-government forces that cut off their half of the city last week, even though some goods are running out, an opposition official said. Government forces backed by allies including Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Russian air force advanced last week to within a few hundred meters (yards) of the only road into the rebel-held part of Aleppo, making it impassable for the several hundred thousand people living there. The adva... more »

Quote without comment

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 3 hours ago
... nuclear currently provides 75% of France’s electricity, supporting a 90% non-fossil grid, all without advanced batteries or [s]chedulable BEV charging. California is proposing to move to a renewable-rich grid (a 50 or 55% non-fossil grid), over a couple of decades, only to be 5 times dirtier than today’s French grid. This is fraudulent environmentalism, and should be condemned in the

Far more $ for tests than for libraries

skrashen at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
In a recent twitter post, US Sec of Education John King asked: "Are we investing more in punishment than prevention? More in prisons than in schools?" Good question. Note also that we are spending far more on testing than on school libraries. We are investiing in weighing the animal, not feeding it. School libraries: About $10 per student = $500 million http://www.slj.com/2014/04/budgets-funding/sljs-2014-spending-survey-savvy-librarians-are-doing-more-with-less/#_ Data from 2011, 2012: I could not find more recent data. Testing: Estimates range from 1.7 billion (J. Chingos, Bro... more »

How the State Worsens Economic Inequality

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*Guest post by Philipp Bagus* [image: 51lzlARBttL]Thomas Piketty´s book, *Capital in the Twenty-First Century*, on growing inequality in capitalism, has become a bestseller. Piketty offers much data claiming that inequality is rising and draws the conclusion that the state should fix that ‘problem’ with additional taxes on the rich. It is true that the distance between the ‘super rich’ and the rest of the population has been increasing in recent decades. It has become more difficult to reach average net wealth with an average income. But maybe the most important reason for t... more »

WOMEN'S WEEKLY: women of the future, Vote for Rashida Khan

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 3 hours ago
Rashida Khan is an amazing young lady. From Women's Weekly: Rashida has combined a passion for horses with a desire to help some of the most vulnerable in our communities. The result is Equine Magic, which offers a unique therapy using horses for special needs children and others in the prison system. By working with horses, participants develop emotional connections, respect, leadership skills and confidence. “I have developed a therapy program, which I deliver across the Northern Territory,” explains Rashida. The scholarship would allow Rashida to expand Equine Magic so it is a... more »

More Details Emerge From The U.S.-Led Coalition Air Attack That Destroyed A Convoy Of Islamic State Fighters Fleeing Fallujah Two Weeks Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*USA Today:* *Inside look at U.S.-led coalition's deadliest single attack on ISIL* The initial reports coming into Baghdad’s operations center seemed implausible: A convoy of dozens of Islamic State vehicles were preparing to flee advancing Iraqi forces in Fallujah. A surveillance drone dispatched to the area confirmed the reports. Staff officers gathered around screens and stared incredulously as the numbers of vehicles continued to expand, the militants apparently oblivious to the target they presented from the air. It was an unprecedented opportunity. The Islamic State had lea... more »

Why Don't Conservative Democrats Debate?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
The Democratic establishment insisted on pushing doddering and conservative relic Ted Strickland as the Ohio Senate nominee. Strickland was too scared to debate his young and intellectually vigorous opponent, PG Sittenfeld-- he never did-- and now he's facing a situation where he is unprepared to debate his Republican opponent, Rob Portman. In the end, Strickland beat Sittenfeld by a landslide, 720,336 to 248,776, and taking part in the series of debates-- or even *one* debate-- Sittenfeld challenged him to do, wouldn't have changed the outcome. But it would have prepared the 74 y... more »

Report: US Tax Dollars Paid for Anti-Netanyahu Effort in Israel

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Israeli Netanyahu Obama] Obama administration officials "took no action" to stop the Department of State-financed group called OneVoice International when it launched a campaign to topple Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a bipartisan Senate staff report issued Tuesday. The report is the... more »

Attention parents, teachers …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
[image: MMEF-AssCourse] Interested in Montessori education? If you’re involved at all with children, you should be. And you have an ideal opportunity to learn: a 2-week Montessori Assistants Certificate Course in Auckland is now open for enrolment, the ideal introduction to the 6- to 12-year-old child delivered by one of the world’s most experienced 6-12-year-old trainers, Alison Awes! More details here at the MMEF blog. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Gareth Morgan gets German housing wrong

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
After Gareth Morgan managed to sell his failing Kiwisaver to scheme to a government department, he graduated to generally telling lies for a living – and employing others to tell them on his behalf. One such entity burst into print yesterday, telling the country on his employer’s behalf that *[image: _Quote_Idiot]German house prices have been flat (in real terms) for the past 30 years, while over the same time ours have increased by 150%. This despite the fact that Germany is the one of the most successful economies in the world and their per capita incomes have risen faster t... more »

#Brexit: Too late, she cried!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
I enjoy having my positions challenged intelligently. Swedish free-marketeer Johan Norberg argues that free-marketers like myself should not be so excited about Britain leaving the EU. “Brexit,” he argues, “is a dangerous blow to openness and free trade.” Like me, he says, *I would prefer a system where countries automatically accept unrestricted imports of all goods that have passed the regulatory hurdles in the exporting country, but that's not an option that interests any E.U. country, including Britain. Unfortunately, their alternative to E.U. rules is not laissez-faire, ... more »

'Mining and Resistance in Dinetah' Laura Flanders Show

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
. Devastation and resistance: Peabody Coal and Dineh relocation on Black Mesa.  Click on arrow below to watch. The Laura Flanders Show The Real News Network Published on Jul 7, 2016 A special episode-length documentary filmed on location in Dinétah; the name of the land of the Navajo people, spanning parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. 21 Billion tons of coal, the

Zapatistas 'The CompARTE Festival and Solidarity'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Weaving workshop Photo credits: Visit to Oventic The CompARTE Festival and Solidarity 'Organize yourselves to celebrate humanity in the face of the machine' The CompARTE Festival and Solidarity July 2016 Translations Compañeroas of the Sixth: Artists from the five continents: Teachers in Resistance: As you know, we have decided to suspend our participation in the CompArte

U.S. Post-Recession Economic Growth at 70-Year Low

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: economics_money - 900] President Barack Obama has spent much of 2016 making sure his legacy on immigration, health care, LGBT priorities and the economy will be remembered. The first three history will remember, though possibly not for the reasons he hopes. But his... more »

Putting Lipstick on the Platform Pig

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
AFT, NEA, and AFT promoters at NPE took the lead in supporting the latest ESEA reauthorization last year that came to be known as ESSA. Even though ESSA continues annual testing with a mandated 95 percent participation rate requirement, thus killing any opt out option by parents, and even though ESSA guarantees huge new grants for more "no excuses" corporate charter schools that will replace the bottom 5 percent of low-scoring schools each year, and even though ESSA further weakens teacher education programs, and even though ESSA legitimizes "states rights" education policy, thus p... more »

Economic News , Data & Views - July 12 , 2016 ...... Quick Hits .....1. Markets & Market Moving News - Dow & S&P 500 Hit New All Time Highs , Crude Inventories Have Surprisingly Large Build , US Ten Year See Yields Spike Higher , QE & Helicopter Money seen Coming For Japan But Juicing Stocks Generally , And About Brexit - Markets Seem Over That For Now. 2. UK Politics " Game Of Groans " Continues , Post Brexit News For Tuesday. 3. Spain Political Process - Dance To Form Gov't Continues , Dance with Europe Over Budget Deficit Closure Continues. 4. US Civl Unrest Updates.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Markets..... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 21m 21 minutes ago JAPAN GOVERNMENT MULLS ’HELICOPTER MONEY’ POLICY, SANKEI SAYS *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Crude Inventory +2.2MM Gasoline +1.5MM Distillate +2.6MM Cushing -0.166MM *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h 3 hours ago Biggest 2-day jump in 10Y yields since 2011 *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 6h 6 hours ago US $20bln 10y Auction Cover: 2.33(prev 2.7) Yield: 1.516%(prev 1.702% WI 1.504%) Direct: 7.9%(prev 7.2%) Indirect: 54.3%(prev 73.6%) *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h 3 hours ago Remember Brexit... more »

Iraqi Forces Continue Their Push To Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Iraqi soldiers gather to go battle against Islamic State militants south of Mosul, Iraq, June 15, 2016. REUTERS/STRINGER *Reuters*: *Iraqi forces link up south of Mosul, tightening noose around Islamic State* Iraqi government forces advancing on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul retook a village from IS on Tuesday and linked up along the Tigris river with army units pushing from a separate direction, Defence Minister Khalid al-Obeidi said. The territorial gain, which followed the recapture of a key air base nearby at the weekend, further isolated Mosul in preparation for a gove... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Bloomberg Editorial*:* Keeping Calm in the South China Sea* China was widely expected to reject a ruling against its maritime claims in the South China Sea, and it didn’t disappoint. Declaring Tuesday’s 479-page decision “null and void,” China said it “neither accepts nor recognizes it.” More important than what China says, however -- and Tuesday’s statement is more measured than last week’s, when Chinese leaders denounced the opinion in advance as “a piece of waste paper” -- is what China does. Its neighbors and the U.S. should make clear how dangerous and damaging a more aggre... more »

10 Reasons Christians Should Lead the Way in Racial Reconciliation

Michael Brown at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush shake hands as first lady Michelle Obama, and Laura Bush, left, stand by after Bush spoke during a memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Tuesday, July 12,2016, for the fallen police officers. Five police officers were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas last Thursday night. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)] As our nation is being ripped apart by racial strife and as bloodshed is filling the land, it is time for the Church to lead the way in racial reconciliation, healing ... more »

One People Show: Holographic Sky, Digital Sun and the Beat of CERN

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 5 hours ago
As usual on The One People Show, Lisa and Dani galloped up and down several rabbit holes, and discussed many different "What if" scenarios. Discussion today: Video of a very weird sky, pictures of the Sun through filters that left us with a serious "WTF?", CERN's very interesting "heart beat", the latest mandela effects, and the big question: What freakin' universe am I in this time? love d Images of the Sun through various filters as discussed on the show today:

Srebrenica Massacre Remembered On 21st Anniversary

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Thousands gathered in Srebrenica for the 21st anniversary of the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. Bosnian Muslim males of all ages were massacred by Serb forces who walked into a UN protected compound housing refugees and during a course of four days in 1995 annihilated 8,000 men and boys. Dutch UN peacekeepers held the population of Srebrenica in a protected zone, ready to be handed over to Serbian paramilitary forces who had besieged the quiet provincial town, nestled in a valley among mountains. Thousands of women and children were forced to watch their male relatives... more »

The Age of Men is at an End

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
From Publishers Weekly This debut by Atlantic magazine senior editor Rosin bears witness to a paradigm shift currently turning the gender norms of American society upside down. "Plastic women," adaptable in a changing economy and culture,, dominate institutions of higher education and steadily infiltrate the cubicles and boardrooms of a corporate America, and no longer need men to be the breadwinners. . . "Cardboard men," especially working-class and unskilled men, forced out of their factory jobs by the growing industrial flight, struggle to find purpose and employment in an... more »

Transpicuous News: The Dallas Distraction

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 6 hours ago
Last week the entire world kept their eyes glued to what was happening in Dallas Texas. The media insured that it was pretty much all you could see for two days straight. Social Media insured that the majority of the world thought and talked about nothing else for days on end.... ....which begs the questions: What were they distracting you from? What happened last week that the talking heads didn't want you to look at or talk about? That the purported riots and police shootings in Dallas TX were a false flag event- preplanned and completely set up from beginning to end- is not... more »

Many in Law Enforcement Feel Frayed Relationship With Obama

Lisa Marie Pane at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Former President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama smile as they react to comments from Dallas Police Chief David Brown during a memorial service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas ,Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Five police officers were killed and several injured during a shooting in downtown Dallas last Thursday night.] DALLAS (AP) -- After each fatal shooting of a black man by an officer, President Barack Obama has swiftly spoken out against bad policing, giving voice to the generations of African-Americans who have found thems... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Emerging From an Afghan Bunker

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Airman in Afghanistan] A U.S. Air Force airman walks out of an old bunker on June 27, 2016, at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Thank you to the thousands of American troops risking their lives in Afghanistan. We are praying for you!

GOP, Dems Clash Over Religious Freedom Bill’s Impact on Gays

Sarah Grace Taylor at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: religious liberty] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans and Democrats clashed Tuesday over legislation the GOP described as upholding religious freedom and Democrats insisted was discriminatory, with no sign of consensus. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a three-hour hearing... more »

DNC Election Fraud Whistleblower Found Murdered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A Democratic National Committee (DNC) official who worked on exposing recent election fraud during the Democratic primaries was found murdered this week. Seth Conrad Rich was the Voter Expansion Data Director at the DNC and had been working on exposing the recent cases of election fraud and voter suppression during the recent primaries around the country. Heatst.com reports: As with the tragic murder of Molly Macauley in an affluent neighbor of nearby Baltimore in recent days, social media is abounding with political conspiracy theories and racially charged comments about Rich’s mu...more »

Dutch Government Admit Chemtrails Exist

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A video has been leaked in which a government employee from the Netherlands Department of the Environment admits that the Dutch government are aware that chemtrails exist. In the 12 minute video (below) a Dutch investigator questions the environmental officer on what he knows about geoengineering. Geoengineeringwatch.org reports: The environmental officer actually admits to the geoengineering reality, stating the following: Yes, but I will not deny that geoengineeing is taking place, that is clearly known. The environmental officer then adamantly denies the true scale of the climate... more »

Obama Signs Executive Order Allowing Military To Fight US Citizens

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
President Obama has signed an executive order that allows for the US military to use force against American citizens for the first time in history. The order was signed on July 1st, 2016 and is titled “Executive Order — United States Policy on Pre- and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties in U.S. Operations Involving the Use of Force“. The order looks like the rules of engagement between the military vs ordinary US citizens have significantly and unconstitutionally changed. Whitehouse.gov reports: Executive Order — United States Policy on Pre- and Post-Strike Measures... more »

Bernie Sanders Supporters Flee To Trump After Clinton Endorsement

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Bernie Sanders supporters have vowed to quit their support of the Democratic party in favor of Donald Trump, in response to Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. Voters are disappointed that the Vermont senator agreed to back Wall Street queen Hillary Clinton, and took to social media to express their disagreement. Infowars.com reports: “So disappointed. Bernie sold out millions and many of us fell for it,” one former fan tweeted. “Never again.” So disappointed. Bernie sold out millions and many of us fell for it. Never again. #DemExit #NeverHillary @ninaturner @DrJil... more »

Veni, Vidi, Iceni : Boudicca's Daughters are BACK

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
In 1984, the Men say *"We Came, We Saw, We Kicked It's ass..!!"* In 2016, the Women say *"We made a little Magick today..."* “It is not as a woman descended from noble ancestry, but as one of the people that I am avenging lost freedom, my scourged body, the outraged chastity of my daughters. Roman lust has gone so far that not our very persons, nor even age or virginity are left unpolluted.” “But heaven is on the side of the righteous vengeance; a legion which dared to fight has perished; the rest are hiding themselves in their camp, or are thinking anxiously of flight. They ... more »

World News Briefs -- July 12, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *China suffers legal blow in South China Sea, U.S. urges caution* China risks violating international law if it continues to strike a defiant tone and ignores an arbitration court ruling that denies its claims in the South China Sea despite calls from the United States and the head of the United Nations for the peaceful resolution of disputes in the oil-rich waters. In a case that was seen as a test of China's rising power and its economic and strategic rivalry with the United States, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled on Tuesday that China had breach... more »

Report: U.S. State Department Gave Taxpayer Money To NGO In Anti-Netanyahu Election Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Activists from the V15 organization on February 17, 2015 (Photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90) *Jerusalem Post*: *NGO used US tax dollars in anti-Netanyahu election campaign, Senate finds* The OneVoice campaign was funded in part by their State Department grant, the report found. Washington - The U.S. Senate subcommittee on investigations published a report on Tuesday finding that OneVoice, an international non-profit organization once funded by the State Department, actively campaigned against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during Israel's 2015 national parliamentary election... more »

Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery: Stop Catching Pokemon Here

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this April 2016 file photo, visitors tour the United Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery have requested that smartphone users refrain from “catching” Pokemon when they are visiting. Museum Communications Director Andrew Hollinger tells The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/29yIA6B ) that officials are trying... more »

21 Officers Injured During Minnesota Freeway Rioting Over Death of Philando Castile

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Black Lives Matter protesters marched from the Minneapolis 4th precinct police station to downtown on a circuitous route to the Hennepin County Government Plaza near City Hall on December 3, 2015. Now, protestors are out again, but this time they have turned violent.] On Saturday evening, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in St. Paul, Minn., to protest the death of Philando Castile, a black man who was shot by law enforcement last Wednesday. They marched on Interstate 94, shutting down the... more »

U.S. Intelligence Director to Paul Ryan: I’ll Give Hillary Clinton Classified Information

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper] The Director of U.S. Intelligence has rebuffed House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-WI) request that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be denied classified briefings after she is nominated as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate. Director James Clapper told Ryan in... more »

How Much Should Anyone Care About Political Endorsements?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Florida has an especially bad congressional delegation-- but this is the bottom rung* Earlier today I blamed voters, particularly Bernie voters, for not paying attention to primary races for Congress, for skipping the vote on down-ballot candidates altogether or for even blundering into voting for atrocious Blue Dogs and New Dems who are the polar opposite of everything that motivated them to come our to vote for Bernie. In Oregon's 5th district, for example, Bernie swept every county and clobbered Hillary by double digits. On the same day, Berniecrat Dave McTeague was on the ballo... more »

Putin Fires Military Commanders Who Refuse To Fight West In Upcoming War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired every single commander in Russia’s Baltic fleet who have refused to fight the West in an upcoming war. Putin fired 50 officers of the fleet alongside Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk and his chief of staff Rear Admiral Sergei Popov in a shake-up designed to purge traitors in the Russian military. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Reports in Russia also suggested the purges followed an alleged cover-up of a submarine accident, flaws in recruitment and military construction projects. It comes amid an undisclosed number of other senior officers of the fle... more »

Pentagon Approves U.N. Use Of Force Against Civilians

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Pentagon have approved a scheme allowing U.N. peacekeeping troops to “police” US citizens. The federal government have announced their support for a set of principles that allow U.N. troops to police and use force in order to “protect citizens” in the event of an armed conflict. Militarytimes.com reports: The United States has announced its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the res... more »

U.S., EU Still at Odds Over Data Privacy, Surveillance

Pan Pylas and John-Thor Dahlburg at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova] BRUSSELS (AP) -- New rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers were formally approved Tuesday, months after Europe’s top court ruled against the previous arrangements amid concerns over the surveillance activities of U.S. intelligence agencies. The European Union and the U.S. say... more »

The Postal Service Needs Transformational Reform to Survive, but Hope for Reform Is Fading

James Gattuso at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Delivery vehicles parked at the United States Post Office in downtown Fort Collins, Colo. With almost 600,000 employees, the United States Postal Service is the second largest civilian employer in the United States.] Like the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, postal reform in Congress seems to be fading fast with each new iteration. The latest version -- put together by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers led by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah... more »

Trump Was Right: Negative Coverage Skyrockets After Primary Win

Phillip Stucky at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] News coverage of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump took a drastic turn towards the negative after all other Republican challengers left the race, according to a new study released by Harvard University Tuesday, proving Trump's accusations that the media turned... more »

Let she who hath understanding reckon the meaning...

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*Seven on Eleven,* *Snake-Eyes watchin' U...*

Holocaust Museum Pleads With Visitors To ‘Stop Catching Pokémon’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A Holocaust museum in Washington DC has been forced to tell visitors to stop playing their Pokémon Go game when they visit. The Holocaust Museum has three “PokéStop” locations on the popular smartphone game – where players can get free in-game items. Washingtonpost.com reports: “Playing the game is not appropriate in the museum, which is a memorial to the victims of Nazism,” Andrew Hollinger, the museum’s communications director, told The Post. “We are trying to find out if we can get the museum excluded from the game.” The Holocaust Museum’s plight highlights how apps that layer ... more »

Majority of Americans Disagree With FBI’s Decision Not to Charge Clinton

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 22, 2015. Clinton took the stand Thursday to defend her role in responding to deadly attacks on the US mission in Libya, as Republicans forged ahead with an inquiry criticized as partisan anti-Clinton propaganda.] A Monday poll found that a majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI's decision not to charge Hillary Clinton for her mismanagement of highly sensitive emails while acting as secretary of s... more »

Billionaire Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein Created Clinton Foundation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein has claimed that he was responsible for founding the Clinton Foundation, and that the Clinton’s are now desperately trying to cover up his ties to the organization. Lawyers representing Epstein claim that he co-founded the Clinton Foundation during plea negotiations with the U.S. Attorney’s office. Dailymail.co.uk reports: In an attempt to boost Epstein’s image before he was sentenced for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution in 2008, his attorneys tried to emphasize his close ties with Bill Clinton, Fox News reports. A July 2007 letter... more »

NASA Probe Finds Mysterious Morse Code Message On Mars

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted mysterious markings on the surface of Mars that resemble Morse code. The strange carved patterns of dots and dashes have been decoded to see if it contains a Martian message. The message reads: NEE NED ZB 6TNN DEIBEDH SIEFI EBEEE SSIEI ESEE SEEE!! Sputnik reports: The dots and dashes were spotted by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which used its HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera to photograph the surface. The camera operates in visible wavelengths, the same as human eyes, but has a telescopic lens. Speciali... more »

Obama scolds "racist" white people and excuses the protesters at memorial service in Dallas...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*for 5 dead peace officers shot by a black man as a direct result of his and Mark Dayton's rhetoric.* Now he's into how we don't take care of poor people, and how it's easier for a teenager to get a Glock than a computer. It seems like he's been talking for hours. The expressions on the white officers faces sitting behind him are priceless. He has completely hijacked the entire event. *Listen up, Odumbo - it's not about you or your scummy politics. STFU!!!* *This man is despicable. *

Nigel's Run

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
Well, they made his plane crash on Election Day 2010. And they killed James Goldsmith. Goldsmith died of galloping pancreatic cancer he didn't have. Six weeks before they killed his True Daughter - Diana, Princess of Wales. He's very dangerous because he is a conviction politician they can't demonise. They can't call him a racist because EU ecconomic migrants are white people. And they can't call him a Xenophobe because he has a French wife - Goldsmith WAS French, a French Jew, who was able to become an MEP (for France) and found the Referendum Party (in Britain) as a means of ... more »

BreXit :The Problem With Populism

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago

Human Error To Blame For Cable Break On The USS Eisenhower Flight Deck That Injured Eight Sailors (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Virginia Pilot*: *Navy: Human error to blame for March cable break aboard USS Eisenhower flight deck* Navy investigators blamed human error and an improperly programmed valve for a March incident in which eight sailors were injured when a cable used to catch a landing E-2C Hawkeye snapped on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. According to a Navy report obtained by The Virginian-Pilot through a Freedom of Information Act request, maintenance personnel missed at least one and possibly two “critical steps” while working on an engine that helps operate the carrier flig... more »

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Is In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*VOA:* *US Defense Secretary Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan* BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN — U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was in Afghanistan, just three days after international leaders agreed to support the war-torn country with about 12,000 NATO troops and funding for Afghan National Defense and Security Forces through 2020. Carter has met with President Ashraf Ghani and was speaking with General Mick Nicholson, the commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He will also thank U.S. troops for their efforts toward stabilizing Afghanistan and preventin... more »

Is The US Air Force Planning To Build A Super A-10 Warthog

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
(Photo: Senior Airman Corey Hook/US Air Force) *National Interest*: *Revealed: US Air Force Is Planning to Build a Super A-10 Warthog* The Air Force is beginning to work on how fast, lethal, durable and capable a new “A-10”-like aircraft would need to be in order to provide U.S. military ground troops with effective close-air support for decades to come. Senior service officials are now exploring “draft requirements” concepts – and evaluating the kind of avionics, engineering, weapons, armor and technical redundancy the aircraft would need, Air Force officials told Scout Warrior. ... more »

China Blames The U.S. For Today's South China Sea Ruling

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang *Gordon G. Chang, Daily Beast: **China Names No. 1 Villain in the South China Sea: Uncle Sam* *The Hague’s ruling Tuesday on the South China Sea could push Beijing and Washington closer to open confrontation.* American policymakers have yet to acknowledge that China’s increasingly belligerent Communist Party has become incurably anti-American, but we’re ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On Today's Tribunal Ruling On The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Mark Thompson, Time:* *Showdown Now Looming Over the South China Sea* The showdown over the South China Sea began Tuesday when an international court in The Hague declared that China’s claims to 90% of the world’s critical trade route are bogus. Just like an old-time Western, the lesser-armed folks in town—in this case including Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam—have scurried off into the buildings lining Main Street. They’ve closed the shutters, leaving them open just enough to peek nervously as China and the United States prepare for a confrontation. *Read more *...... more »

China Rejects South China Sea Ruling

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*BBC*:* South China Sea: China defiant as tribunal backs Philippines* China has firmly rejected an international tribunal ruling that its claims to rights in the South China Sea have no legal basis. President Xi Jinping said China's "territorial sovereignty and marine rights" in the seas would not be affected by the ruling "in any way". But he insisted China was still "committed to resolving disputes" with its neighbours. The Philippines brought the case to the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The tribunal, based in the Hague, ruled that there was no evidence that China had histor... more »

International Tribunal Rules Against China's Claims To The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*BBC:** South China Sea: Tribunal backs case against China brought by Philippines* An international tribunal has ruled against Chinese claims to rights in the South China Sea, backing a case brought by the Philippines. The Permanent Court of Arbitration said there was no evidence that China had historically exercised exclusive control over the waters or resources. China called the ruling "ill-founded" and says it will not be bound by it. China claims almost all of the South China Sea, including reefs and islands also claimed by others. The tribunal in The Hague said China had vio... more »

World News Briefs -- July 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama during their departure to Dallas, Texas, in Washington, U.S., July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Reuters:* *Obama to speak at Dallas memorial for police slain in ambush* President Barack Obama visits Dallas on Tuesday to address a memorial service for five police officers killed at a protest against police violence, as he seeks to mend divisions inflamed by the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement in almost 15 years. Former U.S. Army Reserve soldier Micah Johnson, 25... more »

China Rejects Ruling By Hague Tribunal Over South China Sea Islands

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
China has rejected a ruling by the Hague-based tribunal over its disputes with the Philippines in the South China Sea. On Tuesday an international tribunal ruled against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, after the Philippines challenged Beijing’s right to exploit resources across vast swathes of the strategic waters. The tribunal ruled against China’s claims to islands in the South China Sea in an arbitration which is likely to escalate tensions. Press TV reports: Judges on Tuesday sided with the Philippines which had brought the case already boycotted by Beijing. “... more »

Security Statistics For Iraq 2014-2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
*Month* *Incidents* *Killed* *Wounded* *Bombs* *Car Bombs* *Suicide Bombers/* *Suicide* *Car Bombs* Jan 2014 1,014 1,483 2,880 492 94 29/16 Feb 955 1,285 2,531 475 104 44/21 Mar 992 1,606 2,889 555 96 42/26 Apr 990 1,456 2,924 585 79 72/25 May 905 1,462 2,602 518 85 39/30 Jun 905 5,102 3,701 342 58 31/20 *1st Half 2014* *5,761* *12,394* *17,527* *2,967* *516* *257/138* Jul 937 2,299 3,319 686 42 29/15 Aug 815 3,211 3,623 385 59 49/18 Oct 753 2,455 3,155 + 1,230 465 74 52/34 Nov 608 2,065 3,089 372 59 34/32 Dec 702 2,030 + 166 2,042 + 1,113 425 21 17/12 *2nd Half 2014* *4,528* *14,456* *2... more »

The Bitcoin of Learning: Edublocks and Lifetime Production Surveillance

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
If you are wondering how competency-based "education," digital badges, and the gig economy will be monitored if the corporate profiteers have their way, get a look at the dystopian future of education and the workplace, or the gigosphere, if you will. Note that any college graduates with massive debt can chip away at their debt by, essentially, becoming an online adjunct in the non-existent university, where they are paid $2,500 for teaching the courses they passed (earning edublocks) in college. It is the perfect system to eliminate 2 year and 4 year public colleges, along with t... more »

Unlikely things for Andy Murray to think - Mock the Week - Series 12 Episode 9

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
https://youtu.be/ZQOyjfkhxPA Quite amusing...

Obama’s Police Distortions

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement regarding the Orlando mass shooting on June 12, 2016 in Washington, DC.] President Barack Obama is a lawyer, not a statistician, and it shows. After the controversial officer-involved shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, Obama unloosed a series of statistics in his remarks in Warsaw, Poland, to show “racial... more »

DCNF: House Letter Calls Clinton Foundation ‘Lawless’

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: A new congressional letter circulating among lawmakers charges the William, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation is a “lawless, ‘Pay-to-Play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years.”] A new congressional letter circulating among lawmakers charges the William, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation is a "lawless, 'Pay-to-Play' enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years." The letter, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, is... more »

Bernie Sanders Throws In The Towel, Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Senator Bernie Sanders has endorsed Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton for president. At a campaign event in New Hampshire on Tuesday the two former Democratic presidential rivals teamed up to defeat Donald Trump and stop him winning the White House for the Republicans and wrecking President Obama’s legacy. KQED reports: “Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating process, and I congratulate her for that,” Sanders said. “She will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States. ... more »

CawRANT Events #28

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #28* *Lots to talk about after the last week* Here I am back on *CawRANT Events*...again a day late and a dollar short. I had some family in town over the past few days and that has taken me away from the blog. Additionally, in the next couple of weeks, we're going on our annual sailing holiday so I will be away from my laptop. I do take my Ipad but it's virtually useless for blogging as I've found. *Window's 10 *keeps harassing me to upgrade my laptop. Finally, I've concluded that I need to buy another laptop soon with *Windows 10* already installed. If I update... more »

Senate Expected to Vote on Zika Bill Ahead of Recess

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: The Zika virus is carried by the Aedes aegypti species of mosquito, which is easily identified by the characteristic white markings on its legs and thorax.] While it is not yet on the schedule, the Senate is expected to vote on a Zika funding bill before it breaks for recess at the end of the week, a GOP aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation Monday.... more »

Media Obfuscation/Newspeak: Rabbi who OK's Gentile Rape & Race Baiting

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*All lives do matter! Since we're on the topic of race baiting* *Check this headline*:*Israeli military appoints rabbi who appeared to permit rape* * "Karim later said he was not advocating rape, and the military said Tuesday that he denied ever saying that a "soldier is authorized to sexually harm a woman during war."* *Of course the use of the word "appeared" is intended to obfuscate- As we know appearances can be deceiving- but just who is pushing a deception in this instance?* *Appeared: seem; give the impression of being.* * I took the time to find the statement of this alle... more »

These Popular Foods Have tBHQ, a Cancer and Allergy Causing Additive

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - How can you avoid this toxic additive, when it’s not listed on product ingredient labels?

Clinton Receives Long-Awaited Endorsement From Sanders

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. waves as he and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrive for a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., Tuesday, July 12, 2016.] PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders, whose calls for a “political revolution” energized millions of voters across the nation, offered a long-awaited endorsement of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton Tuesday, calling for unity just two weeks shy of the Democratic... more »

DC Police Arrest 5 People Suspected of Firing Shots at Officers

AP at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Police Line- 90000] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five people have been arrested in Washington after at least one person opened fire on police, and a police spokesman says there’s no indication it was a “planned attack on police.” No injuries were reported. The incident... more »

At Least 20 Killed And 50 Injured In Italy Head On Train Crash

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Two commuter trains collided head-on at high speed in Italy on Tuesday. The crash happened on a single-track near the town of Andria in the Puglia region of southern Italy. At least 20 people have died and 50 others injured, according to the regional heath authority. The Local reports: Police commander Pasquale Casieri, charged with coordinating the incident’s crisis unit, said there were “a few foreigners among the wounded.” Eighteen of the 50 reported to be injured 18 are in a critical condition. Hospitals have issued an urgent call for blood donors. “We need blood group 0,” Gius... more »

Broken windows, threats, and detention: Is whistleblowing worth it?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
Several years ago, a UK academic living in Thailand for decades decided to expose the fact that a Thai official had plagiarized his PhD thesis. And he’s paid the price. Last year, Wyn Ellis was held in a Thai airport for five days, as officials claimed he was a “danger to Thai society.” As some new […] The post Broken windows, threats, and detention: Is whistleblowing worth it? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

North Of Heaven

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*"If y'want the position o' God, then tek t'responsibilty."* *Stephen Baxter* *"LOTS of planets have a North..!"* Only in the North, and in Northern people and in Northern Hearts have I ever encountered have I ever encountered actual Englishness, the much-vaunted, much-lauded "British Values", loyalty and quiet pride, modesty, warm humour and wit, genuineness, radicalism and agitation, GOTH, a sense of self, place and nation, bravery, stoicism and cheek. They are our best and only tribe of unrepentant patriots - but their loyalty, always is only to The Nation, and it's People, an... more »

Part 4:The Secret History of FM Radio- "I am the Network: No Translation without Transformation”

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
I've been meaning to get this one posted for sometime now- Better late then not at all! Entirely an enjoyable, enlightening series! *Thanks, again, to Gnostic Media* for providing this important work freely for us all. Thanks to Hans Utter for participating in this expose. *Understanding the many ways our perceptions have been and continue to be managed is of paramount importance * *If you've missed the 3 preceding parts of this series- They are available here at the blog and at Gnostic Media.* *Enjoy. * *- The [Secret] History of FM Radio: Pt 1- Hans Utter and Gnostic Med... more »

Russian Bombers Destroy ‘Major’ ISIS Camp In Central Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Six long range Russian bombers delivered massive airstrikes against a major ISIS camp and ammunition depots in Syria. Russia’s Defense Ministry said that the Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers flew from Russia and returned home after the operation. #SYRIA This morning, July 12, long-range bombers Tu-22M3 made a concentrated strike on #ISIS objects in eastern #Palmyra, Es-Suhne & #Arak — Минобороны России (@mod_russia) July 12, 2016 Although Russia has withdrawn the most of its forces from Syria, it has maintained a military presence. RT reports: The bombers, based at one of Russian’s ... more »

Comey watch: Acolytes honor Comey the God!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016Lester Holt, fashionably clueless:* In this morning's New York Times, David Brooks provides some backwash from the decrees emitted by Comey the God. We think you know what happened last week. Instead of simply reporting the FBI's recommendations to the Justice Department, Comey the God mounted the stage to tell the world what he thought. He was breaking with standard procedure in a fairly remarkable way. In God-like fashion, he trashed the way that *Hillary Clinton* had broken with standard procedure! In early May, we offered a warning—given his stiff-neck...more »

Paul Manafort on the convention, Trump's VP pick, and making America safe again...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*he's a very smart guy.* Trump: *"We must maintain law and order at the highest level or we will cease to have a country. One hundred percent, or we will cease to have a country."* I think we can all agree that the law and order at the highest levels has been a very transparent joke lately. I'm not laughing. Are you? That a career criminal like Hillary could even be running for the presidency is a disgrace.

Monsanto Democrats Attempt to Kill Vermont's GMO Labeling Law

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Al Franken, a reliable Monsanto Senator (source)* *by Gaius Publius* Let's look at this story from a couple of angles. First, here's what happened recently in Vermont, as told by Thom Hartmann (my emphasis everywhere): On July 1, Vermont implemented a law requiring disclosure labels on all food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food and Water Watch, hailed the law as “the first law enacted in the US that would provide clear labels identifying food made with genetic... more »

Feeling the Heartbern

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
Hope you had your gallon jug of Mylanta handy for the capitulation: To be fair, Bernie Sanders has succeeded in getting the Democratic machine to at least give lip service (for purposes of convention unity P.R.) to such initiatives as free public college tuition for working and middle class families, an increase in the minimum wage to $15, and reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act. He failed abysmally at getting them to recognize that Palestinians are human beings possessing basic human rights. He failed to convince them to turn against Party Leader Obama and oppose ratificatio... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Talking With Troops * Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with service members during a troop event in Baghdad, July 11, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee *DW:* *US Defense Chief Ash Carter makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan* *Days after the US halted plans to almost half the number of troops in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Ash Carter has made a surprise trip to Kabul. The US has urged NATO to expand support in the war against the Taliban.* During his trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter was due to meet with senior US ... more »

This Is Donald Trump's Favourite General?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Politico:* *Trump's favorite general* Michael Flynn is more than a valued adviser to the presumptive GOP nominee. He's also a potential VP candidate. As the military’s top spy, Michael Flynn repeatedly butted heads with the Obama administration during a rocky tenure in which he was ultimately forced out. He then broke ranks with most national security leaders in Washington when he became one of the earliest backers of Donald Trump. Now Flynn, 57, who has briefed Trump in person and penned memos for him, has emerged as more than a valued informal adviser — he’s a potential runnin... more »

Every Navy Commander In Russia's Baltic Fleet Has Been Sacked (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Reuters *News.com.au*: *Russian President Vladimir Putin has purged all the officers in his Baltic Sea fleet* RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has taken a page out of Joseph Stalin’s book — and sacked every commander in his Baltic fleet. The stated cause: corruption and incompetence. But given the endemic nature of both problems across the Russian military, Western analysts are scratching their heads as to the real reason behind the purge. The performance of Russia’s military during recent high profile, large-scale military NATO military exercises in the Baltic may have somethin... more »

Venezuela's Government Is Now In The Toilet Paper And Diaper Business

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Forbes*: *Congratulations To Bolivarian Socialism: Venezuela Now Owns A Toilet Paper Plant* I suppose this does have a form of economic logic to it. If your economic policy is so fearsomely cack-handed that toilet paper is worth more than the actual currency itself (those 100 Bolivar bills are just too small for that use) then the solution is to have the government take over the toilet paper plant. The only slight problem with this pleasing piece of economic logic is that the Kimberly Clark plant the government of Venezuela has taken over makes diapers and baby wipes but still, c... more »

Cuba Facing Grim Economic Times (Again)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Youth march in Havana, Cuba, for May Day. | Photo: Reuters *New York Times:* *Amid Grim Economic Forecasts, Cubans Fear a Return to Darker Times* MEXICO CITY — During the economic turmoil of the early 1990s, power cuts in Havana were so routine that residents called the few hours of daily electricity “lightouts.” Now, grim economic forecasts; the crisis in its patron, Venezuela; and government warnings to save energy have stoked fears among Cubans of a return to the days when they used oil lamps to light their living rooms and walked or bicycled miles to work because there was no ... more »

Will The Deployment Of U.S. Troops To Iraq Be A Tipping Point In the War Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
US troops have been stationed in Iraq since 2014 [File:Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters] *Washington Examiner:** More U.S. troops to Iraq seen as tipping point, Pentagon sources say* The deployment of 560 additional U.S. troops to help Iraq forces prepare and conduct the offensive to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul may signal a tipping point in the war against the Islamic State, some Pentagon officials hope. The decision to send the American forces was triggered by a surprisingly easy victory on the battlefield on Saturday in which Iraqi forces essentially blindsided Islamic Stat... more »

Lockheed Martin Is Claiming That Costs For The F-35 Have Declined 57%

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Three F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (rear to front) — AF-2, AF-3 and AF-4 — can be seen flying over Edwards Air Force Base in this Dec. 10, 2011, in this handout photo provided by Lockheed Martin. (photo by REUTERS/Lockheed Martin/Darin Russell) *CNBC*: *Lockheed Martin CEO: Price of F-35 jets down 57 percent* The price of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet is coming down as commercial sales of the pricey aircraft ramp up, CEO Marillyn Hewson said Monday. The F-35 made its first appearance at the world's largest military air show on Friday. The $379 billion warplane project is the la... more »

IMF Warns Italy That It Is Facing 20 Years Of Recession

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *IMF warns Italy of two-decade-long recession* Eurozone’s third biggest economy may not recover from 2008 financial crash until mid-2020s, according the fund’s annual report. The fragile state of Italian banks in the fraught post-Brexit financial climate has been highlighted by the International Monetary Fund, in a stark warning that the eurozone’s third biggest economy will have suffered for almost two decades before it starts to recover the ground lost since the 2008 financial crash. Italian banks suffered fresh heavy losses on Monday as the European Union insis... more »

South Sudan Ceasefire Holding (So Far)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*NBC*: *South Sudan Cease-Fire Takes Hold; 'Several Hundred' Dead After Clashes* The guns were quiet in South Sudan's capital on Tuesday as a shaky cease-fire appeared to take hold following days of deadly violence. Fighting in the capital Juba started with a skirmish Thursday and descended into heavy fighting between forces loyal to South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar, a former rebel leader. The two rivals had signed a peace deal last year to end an ethnically-charged civil war that had raged since 2013 and killed thousands, pitting the Dinka suppor... more »

Iranian Navy Vessels Approach U.S. Warship In The Strait Of Hormuz

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
File photo of the amphibious vessel USS New Orleans in the Pacific Ocean (Reuters) *FOX News/WSJ*: *Iranian military boats veer dangerously close to US warship* Boats from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps maneuvered dangerously close to a U.S. military vessel in the Strait of Hormuz on Monday, part of a pattern that the top American general in the region—who was on the ship at the time—said risked grave miscalculation. “What concerns me is our people don’t always have a lot of time to deal with those interactions,” said Gen. Joe Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, as he ... more »

Child immigration from Afghanistan

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
'Huge Increase In Child Migrants As Afghan Parents Send Kids To Europe Afghan parents are sending their children to Europe unaccompanied in the hope they will be granted asylum and seek reunification with the rest of their families, a report by the European Union's (EU) asylum office has said. Last year, nearly 96,000 unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in the EU, four times as many as the previous year, with the vast majority coming from Afghanistan. Ward Lutin of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) told Euractiv that the numbers coming from Afghanistan were "huge". "T...more »

Obama, Bush Join Interfaith Service Honoring Dallas Police Officers

DARLENE SUPERVILLE at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: (L-R)Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Mike Smith, and Lorne Ahrens] DALLAS (AP) -- At a memorial for slain police officers, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a week of deeply troubling violence has seemed to expose “the deepest fault lines of our democracy.” But he insisted the nation is not... more »

Free Travel Printables for Kids

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
Long before we had kids, we love to take long road trips. We took our first road with kids when our daughter was 2 weeks old. Since then we have traveled across the country multiple times and have had a blast doing it. Taking a road trip with little ones can seem daunting, but I have compiled all of our favorite road trip printables to keep your little ones busy. *The License Plates Game*- Pretty much everyone I know has played this game in some way. Simply look at the window as you drive and cross off the states license plates as you find them. I printed out this printable and ... more »

More evidence of Kabuki ISIS

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Never crush your enemy, who will you fight if you do? -Masters of the Universe

AG Lynch Defends Decision on Clinton Email Inquiry

Eric Tucker and Erica Werner at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Attorney General Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, before the House Judiciary Committee. Lynch testified before Congress amid a roiling national debate over police violence and as House Republicans seek a Justice Department perjury investigation of Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch steadfastly defended her decision to close the Hillary Clinton email investigation without criminal charges, insisting Tuesday that she simply accepted the unanimous recommendation of caree... more »

The Fukushima Disaster is NOT Over!

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Recently, a well-credentialed member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University Medical Center published an article asserting that the Fukushima disaster is NOT over after visiting the region: Andrew R. Marks. 2016. The Fukushima nuclear disaster is ongoing. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1172/JC188434 The 5th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster and the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the two most catastrophic nuclear accidents in history, both occurred recently. Images of Chernobyl are replete with the international... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Warmongers Delight: Abe Hits Super-Majority With Sweeping Victory In Japan Election China To Use Pension Funds As $300 Billion "Plunge Protection Team" The Unlikely Story That A Panty Theft Sparked The Dallas Shooter's Downfall Osama bin Laden’s Son Threatens Revenge Against U.S. For Father’s Assassination Hold onto your seats, boys, it's going to be a rocky ride. Total Chaos Erupts as Baton Rouge Police Assault Protesters and Deploy Sound Cannon 'The most surprising result of my career': Study finds no evidence of racial bias in police shootings *Europe’s E...more »

No THAAD in South Korea!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
The Pentagon has already deployed THAAD (Theatre High Altitude Area Defense) 'missile defense' (MD) systems in Japan and in Guam. And now the US has announced the coming deployment of several THAAD batteries inside South Korea. The Pentagon officially says the THAAD system would be used to protect against North Korean missiles. There are various layers to the US MD system and THAAD would be used to pick off missiles that fly at a higher altitude. But experts have explained that THAAD could not really protect South Korea because it is so close to North Korea and incoming missile... more »

Second retraction for researcher who faked 70+ experiments

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Two researchers found to have faked data by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) have lost a paper that they co-authored. According to the ORI report issued on May 25, Ricky Malhotra, one of the researchers in question, admitted to fabricating 74 experiments, and falsifying well over 100 Western blots while at the Universities of Michigan (UM) […] The post Second retraction for researcher who faked 70+ experiments appeared first on Retraction Watch.

What to Expect as New Prime Minister May Starts Untangling the UK From the EU

Gregory Katz at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Britain Polit_perr__1468335851_66.63.0.10] ONDON (AP) -- Home Secretary Theresa May is set to become Britain’s new prime minister Wednesday when David Cameron steps down after six years at 10 Downing Street because of his defeat in the country’s referendum on European Union membership.... more »

New Storms Ahead: Will Leaders Act Rationally And Prevent WWIII Or Will They Repeat Past Follies?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 13 hours ago
*"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses."* *- John F. Kennedy.* *Below is an excerpt from, "JFK And The Unspeakable: Why He Died And Why It Matters" By James W. Douglass. 2008. Simon & Schuster: New York. Pg. 223-25.* "What was going on in the mind of John Kennedy during that time when the plot to kill him intensified? Did he have any intimation that, in Thomas Merton's phrase, he had been "marked ... more »

Linda Sheehan: Codifying Nature's Rights in Human Law

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 13 hours ago
*Video Title: Linda Sheehan: Codifying Nature's Rights in Human Law. Source: IntlForum. Date Published: November 26, 2014. Description: * Linda Sheehan was one of 45 leading scholars, authors and activists who convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, 2014, for the public presentation: "Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth." Speakers discussed the profound impacts—environmental, economic and social—of runaway technological expansionism and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems. For more info, see http... more »

from the front lines, day eight (signs!)

allan at wmtc - 13 hours ago
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Pokémon Go and new records of U.S. stock indices

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
After a 14-month-long hiatus and doldrums (Greece+China+Brexit and similar hysterias), the broader S&P 500 index of U.S. stocks apparently returned to the routine of setting new historical highs yesterday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index set a new historical intraday high today and has a chance to close at a record value, too. The technological index Nasdaq is oscillating beneath 5,000. Note that in 2000 when the dotcom bubble imploded, the high was set at 5,060 or so. The closing high was marginally beaten in April 2015 but the intraday high of the best day in 2000 hasn't be... more »

A Quick Note on a Universal Basic Income

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
Consider an economy in which average income is $50,000 but with much income inequality. To provide a social safety net, two possible policies are proposed. A. A universal transfer of $10,000 to every person, financed by a 20-percent flat tax on income. B. A means-tested transfer of $10,000. The full amount goes to someone without any income. The transfer is then phased out: You lose 20 cents of it for every dollar of income you earn. These transfers are financed by a tax of 20 percent on income above $50,000. Which would you prefer? I have seen smart people argue as follows: ... more »

Pentagon Chief Seeks Better Use of US Forces in Afghanistan

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, left, speaks as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, right, listens during press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 12, 2016.] BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that the decision to give U.S. commanders more authority to work with Afghan troops and strike the Taliban will maximize the use and effectiveness of American forces... more »

Five People Shot at Candlelight Vigil For Baltimore Shooting Victim

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: People hold candles as they attend a vigil at the San Manuel Stadium to remember those injured and killed during the shooting at the Inland Regional Center were killed on December 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, California. Now, though, even vigils aren't safe spaces...3 people were shot and killed at a vigil in Baltimore.] Five people honoring a loved one who was killed in a shooting were themselves shot in Baltimore Monday evening. Jermaine Scofield was one of three people killed, and one of four people shot, early Sunday morning around the 1800 block... more »

BreXit : Protectionism and Strength Through Nationalism

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
The Trans-Siberian Railroad, begun in the 1880s and completed in 1913, and the Berlin-to-Baghdad Railway, sabotaged by the British in their attempt to undermine the Continental powers, followed in the wake of the U.S. Transcontinental. Brig. Gen. Joshua T. Owen, a veteran of the American Civil War, speaking at a dinner in Philadelphia in 1869, organized by American System economist Henry Carey in honor of Andrew Curtin, who had just been appointed U.S. envoy to Russia, urged the Tsar to begin construction on a Trans-Siberian railroad, effectively *"girdling the globe with a tramw... more »

THE PROBLEMS WITH NOVELS: Gene Robinson buries John Geer!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016Part 2—Morning Joe star frankly puzzled:* This very morning, on Morning Joe, Gene Robinson was frankly puzzled. Guest host Katty Kay had just given a bungled account of a new study which suggests that blacks don't get shot more often than whites during police encounters. Kay cited this front-page report in the hard-copy New York Times. Presumably, the bungled text she read had been crafted by the cable program's incompetent producers. Could that new study possibly be accurate? One regular guest on this daily gong-show found it hard to believe. Frankly, Gen... more »

Precarious Calm in South Sudan’s Capital as Foreigners Flee

CHARLTON DOKI & JASON PATINKIN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken late Friday, July 8, 2016 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), villagers looking for safety on the UN base during the fighting near perimeter of the UN base and compound in the capital Juba, South Sudan. The president of South Sudan and his opposition rival both called Monday for a cease-fire in a conflict that has seen fierce clashes between their forces spread from the capital to a southeastern town.] JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Embassies and aid organizations in South Sudan were trying to evacuate staff from the capital, Jub... more »

Obama Medical Journal Op-Ed Pushes for Next Step Closer to Socialized Medicine

Joe Lederman & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Doctor workplace with digital tablet and stethoscope] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is laying out a blueprint for addressing unsolved problems with his signature health law, including a renewed call for a “public option” to let Americans buy insurance from the government. Obama’s assessment of the... more »

Is the bulk of fMRI data questionable?

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Last week, a study brought into question years of research conducted using the neuroimaging technique functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The new paper, published in PNAS, particularly raised eyebrows for suggesting that the rates of false positives in studies using fMRI could be up to 70%, which may affect many of the approximately 40,000 studies in academic literature that have so […] The post Is the bulk of fMRI data questionable? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Americans' Overwhelming Desire For Congressional Term Limits Isn't Because They Trust Or Admire Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
As we've seen in California, there are real drawbacks to mandatory legislative term limits, not the least of which is how even more power devolves to lobbyists, something that has made Sacramento virtually worthless as a vehicle for progressivism, despite huge Democratic majorities. But Congress is so hated by the American people-- and rightfully so-- that term limits is supported overwhelmingly. A 2013 Gallup Poll show support at 75%-- 82% among Republicans (the dumb angry party), 79% among independents, and 65% among Democrats (the dumb complacent party). Over the weekend, the ... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago

July 15th Day of Rage scheduled in cities around the nation...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*is your city on the list?* The hacktivist group Anonymous is now calling for nationwide Day of Rage protests on Friday, July 15th. As with many of these nationwide "protests" they seem to not live up to their hype. Please remember that the more we focus on a small group of people causing mayhem, the less we focus on the crimes of Hillary Clinton. One other thing to note about the politicians on both sides of the aisle and their inability to connect with the average person, who really isn't all that average. While Hillary and the likes of Paul Ryan call for "dialogue" and underst... more »

Quote of the Day: On the need for great art

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 15 hours ago
*"Is the universe intelligible to man, or unintelligible and unknowable? Can man find happiness on earth, or is he doomed to frustration and despair? Does man have the power of choice, the power to choose his goals and to achieve them, the power to direct the course of his life—or is he the helpless plaything of forces beyond his control, which determine his fate? Is man, by nature, to be valued as good, or to be despised as evil? These are metaphysical questions, but the answers to them determine the kind of ethics men will accept and practice; the answers are the link bet... more »

House to Question Attorney General Loretta Lynch About Policing, Clinton Investigation

Eric Tucker and Erica Werner at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Attorney General-Cong_perr__1468325648_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expected to face questions about policing and race, as well as the Justice Department’s decision not to bring charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email while secretary of state,... more »

House Committee: Obama’s Former AG, Eric Holder, Ignored Giant Lawbreaking Bank

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 13850315124_523382756e_k__1468326572_71.164.139.145] Former Attorney General Eric Holder overruled Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers who said British banking giant HSBC should be prosecuted for missing hundreds of millions of dollars in money laundering by drug cartels, a congressional committee report said Monday. The report also...more »

A Lot of Holes in GOP Presidential Ground Game in Key States

Steve Peoples & Julie Bykowicz at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 GOP Gro_perr__1468324484_71.164.139.145] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Presidential battleground states were supposed to be swarming with Republican Party workers by now. “We’ve moved on to thousands and thousands of employees,” party chairman Reince Priebus declared in March, contrasting that with the GOP’s late-blooming...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*School may be out, but the criticism of Common Core Isn’t Taking a Vacation* As the school year was winding down, results from the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, showed flat reading performance, and a decline in math performance among high school seniors compared to their pre-Common Core predecessors. So much for college-readiness. “Worrisome” and “stalled” were just some of the reactions to the news. As Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project summed up: It’s “Time to Admit the Obvious: Common Core ... more »

Dallas In Context

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Chris Hedges puts the recent violence in the United States into a larger context. It's what happens, he writes, when the corporate state has become firmly entrenched: Globalization has created a serious problem of “surplus” or “redundant” labor in deindustrialized countries. The corporate state has responded to the phenomenon of “surplus” labor with state terror and mass incarceration. It has built a physical and legal mechanism that lurks like a plague bacillus within the body politic to be imposed, should wider segments of society resist, on all of us. The physics of human nat... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Earth's clouds are shifting towards its poles* *LOL! By applying heavy "corrections" to their data they got a story that would correspond to global warming theory. I don't know where to start here, it's such a hoot. Could there have been some bias in the "corrections"? One would have to be naive to dismiss it. And why did they not segregate their data into the 20th and 21st centuries? If their theories are right that would have been a splendid way to test them. If the clouds kept moving polewards in C21, that would disprove their theory -- as there was no statisticall... more »

Tiger Feet

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
*....but what else is there..?* *O, That's Nice...* *GAMES4MAY* *The Greatest Hits.* *NEVER* buy the Greatest Hits. Except just this one time, it's okay. *"The Bardic tradition of magic would place a bard as being much higher and more fearsome than a magician. * *A magician might curse you. * *That might make your hands lay funny or you might have a child born with a club foot. * *If a Bard were to place not a curse upon you, but a satire, then that could destroy you. * *If it was a clever satire, it might not just destroy you in the eyes of your associates; * *it would ... more »

Did U Ever See The Rain..?

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago

"Who Are You? How Do You Know?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"Go without a coat when it's cold; find out what cold is. Go hungry; keep your existence lean. Wear away the fat, get down to the lean tissue and see what it's all about. The only time you define your character is when you go without. In times of hardship, you find out what you're made of and what you're capable of. If you're never tested, you'll never define your character." - Henry Rollins

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Baku, Baki, Azerbaijan. Thanks for stopping by!

“FBI- Hillary Interview Lost; And The Silence Of The Lambs”; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“FBI- Hillary Interview Lost; And The Silence Of The Lambs”* One more clue that the fix is in. by Jon Rappoport "It’s unthinkable—but not surprising—that the FBI didn’t record their interview with Hillary Clinton. We’re told the FBI has a policy, in most cases, of not recording interviews with suspects. If true, this case and this suspect should have been vital exceptions. Among other matters, the Presidency of the United States is at stake. Numerous press reports reveal that the FBI’s interview of Hillary Clinton was not recorded. The interview took place just prior to FBI Directo... more »

"The World Has Seemed So Hard and Wrong..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"The day has been so full of fret and care, and our hearts have been so full of evil and of bitter thoughts, and the world has seemed so hard and wrong to us. Then Night, like some great loving mother, gently lays her hand upon our fevered head, and turns our little tear-stained faces up to hers, and smiles; and though she does not speak, we know what she would say, and lay our hot flushed cheek against her bosom, and the pain is gone. Sometimes, our pain is very deep and real, and we stand before her very silent, because there is no language for our pain, only a moan. Night's hear... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club." - George Carlin

"We Never Know..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"The truth is, we never know what life will bring us and we don't have as much control as we might think we have. But we CAN choose how we walk through life and how we spend our time." - Elizabeth Berrien "When the heavens are obscured to us, and nothing noble or heroic appears, but we are oppressed by imperfection and shortcoming on all hands, we are apt to suck our thumbs and decry our fates. As if nothing were to be done in cloudy weather, or, if heaven were not accessible by the upper road, men would not find out a lower... There are two ways to victory- to strive bravely, or ... more »

The Economy: “Bank Runs Have Begun In Italy, ATMs Being Emptied”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Bank Runs Have Begun In Italy, ATMs Being Emptied”* by NewsRoom "We have numerous reports of BANK RUNS taking place right now throughout Italy. Reports of lines of people at ATM's are draining the automatic tellers of all cash. This comes after weeks of speculation about the health of several Italian banks, including the oldest Bank Monte dei Paschi, which has been in business since the year 1472 - twenty years before Columbus discovered America! Snce March of this year, SuperStation95 has been reporting the Italian banking system is a “leaning tower” heading toward collapse at ... more »

"Will China And the US Be At War This Week? Beijing Set To Defy Hague Ultimatum"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Will China And the US Be At War This Week? * *Beijing Set To Defy Hague Ultimatum"* by Newsroom "China is on a collision course with the US over a bitter territorial dispute that has sparked fears of a new global war breaking out next week. A long-running legal battle between China and the Philippines will conclude on Tuesday, July 12, when the Hague's Permanent Court of Arbitration delivers its verdict over the so-called "Nine-Dash Line" - a key shipping route in the South China Sea. The decision comes three years after the Philippines brought its case to tribunal, with Brunei, ... more »

"Still And All, Why Bother?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
“Still and all, why bother? Here's my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.” - Kurt Vonnegut

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Sea of Dreams"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
2002, "Sea of Dreams" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMkzdVrgQ68

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"What surrounds the florid Rosette nebula? To better picture this area of the sky, the famous flowery emission nebula on the far right has been captured recently in a deep and dramatic wide field image that features several other sky highlights. Designated NGC 2237, the center of the Rosette nebula is populated by the bright blue stars of open cluster NGC 2244, whose winds and energetic light are evacuating the nebula's center. Below the famous flower, a symbol of Valentine's Day, is a column of dust and gas that appears like a rose's stem but extends hundreds of light years. *Click... more »

"Mad People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat, "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad." "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come *here*." - Lewis Carroll, “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” True, true, lol... - CP And thank you all, dear fellow mad people, for stopping by!

"The Hound In The Kennel"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"The Hound In The Kennel"* by John James "In my experience most of us take whatever frightens us or makes us uncomfortable and push it out of sight. This puts it into the unconscious. It does not disappear, but just lies in waiting like a faithful hound until let out. Meanwhile the conscious part can go on living as if nothing had happened. But as Carl Jung pointed out so perspicaciously, the hound keeps howling from the depth and thereby influences all that we do. So we can’t go on as before. We may try to carry on as always, but in truth everything we do is influenced by the un... more »

The Poet: J. R. R. Tolkien"The Road"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"The Road"* "The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say. The Road goes ever on and on Out from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, Let others follow it who can! Let them a journey new begin, But I at last with weary feet Will turn towards the lighted inn, My evening-rest and sleep to meet." - J. R. R. Tolkien

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“Conquering Fear and Worry: From Worrier to Warrior"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Conquering Fear and Worry: From Worrier to Warrior"* by Dr. Judith Rich "I don't look for 7-foot bars to jump over, I look around for 1-foot bars I can step over." - Warren Buffett "Worry pretends to be necessary, but serves no useful purpose." - Eckhart Tolle "OK, I know things are getting pretty hairy out there. We are standing in the midst of a perfect storm. Remember this part about "standing in the midst". I'll get back to that idea. But here we are at this moment in time. The world financial markets are plummeting, our economy is on the verge of collapse, and for many people... more »

"A Silent Look..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
“A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away- the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us- is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow.” - Charles Dickens

“What Keeps Love Alive and Couples Together?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“What Keeps Love Alive and Couples Together?”* By A. Pawlowski "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." - Leo Tolstoy, "Anna Karenina" "No one can truly know what goes on inside a marriage except the two people involved, but researchers are getting increasingly good glimpses at what makes couples tick, how relationships are stressed and what factors can keep the spark alive. The goal: To find out what keeps love alive and couples together. Putting marriage under a microscope has resulted in new long-term studies that are showing better than... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer, Morocco Thanks for stopping by!

“Learned Helplessness vs. Learned Optimism”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
theMercyChannel, “Learned Helplessness vs. Learned Optimism” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHEu9bGFTNs • "Feel confused? Lost? As if your life is out of your control? Learned helplessness is a technical term that refers to the condition of a human or animal that has learned to behave helplessly, failing to respond even though there are opportunities for it to help itself by avoiding unpleasant circumstances or by gaining positive rewards. Learned helplessness theory is the view that clinical depression and related mental illnesses may result from a perceived absence of control o... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
“Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.” - Isaiah Berlin

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago

US HSBC Money Laundering Probe ‘Hampered’ By George Osborne

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A US report claims that the UK’s Financial Services Authority “hampered” an official investigation into money laundering allegations against banking giant HSBC and that George Osborne sought to influence the inquiry. The British chancellor intervened to influence a US investigation into HSBC, after the bank admitted laundering money for drug cartels and terrorists, by warning prosecution could throw the global financial system into turmoil. According to the report, HSBC was not prosecuted over the allegations in the US because officials were concerned it would cause a global financi... more »

What John Adams and the Boston Massacre Teach Us About Police Shootings

Joshua Charles at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Boston Massacre John Adams - 900] "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." So spoke John Adams at the trial of the British soldiers involved in...more »

Police Shooting Strikes Fear in City Marked by Its Diversity

Christine Amario at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Police Shootings Dall_perr (1)__1468323335_71.164.139.145] DALLAS (AP) -- When the first shots rang out, Marcus Carter was standing on a downtown Dallas street corner. Beau Nazary was tending to customers in his family’s Mediterranean restaurant. And Gillian Breidenbach was in her high-rise condo, her teenage... more »

The War on Cops

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Police - 900] There was never a more appropriately named book than The War on Cops by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders of five policemen in... more »

The New York Times and the Left Have Blood on Their Hands

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: New York Times__1438608850_70.119.142.63] It was very appropriate that on Friday, the day after the massacre of five Dallas police officers, The New York Times devoted nearly the whole top half of its front page to four enormous photos of the death of Philando... more »

Cliff Richard Takes Legal Action Against South Yorkshire Police & BBC

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Cliff Richard has launched legal action against the BBC and South Yorkshire police following the live broadcast of a raid by officers on his home over historical sexual abuse allegations. Sir Cliff said: “In the absence of satisfactory answers, a court will determine whether or not their behaviour was justified and proportionate. I would not want the same to happen to others whether in the public eye or not.” The singer was told by police last month that there would be not be any charges and the investigation had been dropped. However the BBC director general Tony Hall has stood by t... more »

Poll Shows Young Voters Don’t Trust Clinton

Julie Pace & Emily Swanson at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: AP Poll Young America_perr__1468322387_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is struggling to make inroads among young Americans who overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary, a worrisome sign as she tries to reassemble the coalition that twice propelled Barack Obama into the... more »

Pentagon Chief in Afghanistan to Meet with U.S. Commanders

Lolita C. Baldor at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Mideast Iraq US_perr__1468321624_71.164.139.145] BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is in Afghanistan to meet with U.S. commanders in the wake of a pledge by NATO allies to keep troop levels stable as they battle a resilient Taliban. It’s... more »

GOP Platform to Remain Consistent on Marriage, Gender Identity

Steve Peoples at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: The silhouette of happy family walking on the beach] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Republican officials have rejected an emotional plea to back off the GOP’s opposition to same-sex marriage, renewing the party’s embrace of religious conservative values as delegates prepared to welcome Donald Trump to their national convention. Republicans who... more »

How Democrats, Academics and Activist Judges Protected the Abortion Industry Last Month

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Dumpster Babies - 900] Pro-life advocates were reminded throughout the month of June of just how tough our fight is to save the unborn. Two of the nation’s most respected academic journals, Democrats in Congress and the White House, and activist judges made it... more »

Trump Predicts More Protest Violence to Come This Summer

JILL COLVIN & MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters and bikers at a Rolling Thunder rally at the National Mall in Washington, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Recently, sources have said there is growing distrust between Trump's campaign and the RNC.] VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Donald Trump said Monday he believes relations between police and the nation’s African-American community are “far worse” than people think, predicting that protests against police violence that followed last week’s slaying of five police officers... more »

Nobel Laureate, Education Activist Malala Yousafzai to Visit World’s Largest Refugee Camp for Her Birthday

TOM ODULA at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: malala-yousafzai-ftr] DADAAB, Kenya (AP) -- Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is spending her 19th birthday in Kenya Tuesday visiting the world’s largest refugee camp to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as Dadaab camp faces pressure to close after a... more »

Goldman Sachs International Hires Former EU Chief

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The former president of the of the European Commission – the EU’s unelected executive arm- has being recruited as the new boss of Goldman Sachs’ international operations. José Manuel Barroso, who was prime minister of Portugal from 2002 to 2004 and the Commission’s president between 2004 and 2014, was appointed last Friday as chairman and a senior adviser at the international arm of the U.S. investment banking powerhouse. Goldman Sachs funded the official anti-Brexit campaign. Breitbart reports: The American investment bank, which was accused of “serious misconduct” and agreed last ...more »

Imagine the BBC fury and attacks if a Conservative or UKIP prominent supporter had linked to a site describing people as 'negros', 'Jews' and similar

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
'Council of Europe Ambassador and Amnesty International representative Bianca Jagger has tweeted out a web link attacking critics of embattled Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for being black or Jewish. The link, which directs to a Neo-Nazi website called Metapedia, describes Iraq War-supporting Labour MPs as "negros" and "Jews", with Oona King MP listed as "Judeo-Negress hybrid". You can read more here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/12/human-rights-remain-campaigner-bianca-jagger-tweets-neo-nazi-link-support-labours-embattled-jeremy-corbyn/ but obviously no... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
I love the fact we have flying pigs killing Isis bacon haters. pic.twitter.com/R8tXtYJ3Pu — Military (@MilitaryEarth) July 11, 2016

Superbug Fears Grow In the U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
ABC News:* Superbug E. Coli Found for Just Second Time in US* For just the second time in the U.S., researchers have found evidence of E. coli bacteria that are genetically resistant to a last-resort antibiotic, according to a report published today in the medical journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The superbug has a gene that makes it resistant to treatment with colistin, an antibiotic often used by doctors as a last resort for antibiotic-resistant infections, the report states. In this case, the bacteria were genetically resistant to colistin but not to other forms ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Rescue Mission* The crew of an HC-130 Hercules airplane sights a 45-foot sailing vessel and makes radio contact with the six people aboard off Oahu, Hawaii, July 10, 2016. The Hercules crew assisted a Navy SH-60 Seahawk crew on a medevac mission for a 58-year-old mariner. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers

Jeb Bush Talks About Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* Jeb Bush says Trump will never build his Mexico wall and his believers will 'feel betrayed' – but he seems to think The Donald will win the White House* * Jeb Bush sat down with former White House communications director Nicolle Wallace for a conversation on MSNBC tonight * Bush gave 'kudos' to Donald Trump - who he won't endorse - for 'manipulating the environment' to become the GOP's presumptive nominee * The son and brother of a president said he wouldn't be voting for Trump nor Hilary Clinton in November this year * The former Florida governor worried that Trump...more »

Linda Moulton Howe - retired navy chief yeoman Tom Shepherd - EBEs UFOs and modern technology

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
having worked in Corporate (several mainstream video games companies in the 90's and 00's) Industry, I understand all this talk about NDAs or Non-Disclosure Agreements. Any corporate employees indoctrinated into these cutting-edge industries are asked to sign a legal document that they will not share any details of technology or data or systems that company uses or makes or otherwise develops. They are sworn to secrecy. They can even be legally threatened when transferring from old job to new job, about their responsibilities to the former NDA they will have signed. It's how busin... more »

Don't Allow The Darkness To Rejoice - A Guest Post by Pam Bickell

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*Forces are at work that would have us destroy each other and thus, ourselves. We don’t have to do so.* Pam *Source:* *Notes Along The Path Blog*

China's Insurance Policy Against High-Priced LNG, COAL= Death of British Columbia's LNG Super-Power Fantasy!

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 21 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* Well well well...more bad news on the British Columbia LNG front....Shell Canada, which possessed a Federal environmental certificate, a 40 year export license, all the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission permits, a deal with First Nations has postponed their proposed LNG project until mid 2020s, or..never! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/shell-backed-lng-canada-delays-plans-for-terminal-on-bc-coast/article30867006/ What a shocker eh, who knew?..actually, every reader and contributor to this site knew...Written August 21st/2015... *British Co...more »

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: 'Canada Will Always Stand By Ukraine'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*National Post:* *Trudeau condemns Russia’s annexation of Crimea, vows ‘Canada will always stand by Ukraine’* KYIV — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his nine-year-old son, Xavier, making his public debut overseas, spent much of Monday visiting memorials of Stalin’s starvation of Ukraine in the 1930s, Nazi atrocities against Ukrainians during the Second World War and the slaughter in 1941 of 33,770 Jews by Hitler’s forces at Babi Yar. But such reminders melded with talk about the country’s current war with Russia, which was triggered by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and ... more »

Ukraine SAM launcher Tips Over (Photos)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
© Спартак Сергієнко / Facebook *RT*: *Load fail: SAM launcher brought for military show in Ukraine flips over (PHOTOS)* A surface-to-air missile launcher, which was supposed to have served as a showpiece at an arms exhibition in Ukraine, got flipped over as it was being loaded on a transport vehicle. Pictures of the upended vehicle drew sarcastic comments on social media. The embarrassing incident happened in the Ukrainian city of Konotop which was set to mark a historic battle, which took place over three centuries ago. The 9K35 Strela-10 launcher was delivered to the city as one... more »

Should The U.S. Revisit The 'Carter Doctrine' And The Role Of The U.S. In The Persian Gulf?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A F/A-18E Super Hornet lands onboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf August 12, 2014. REUTERS/HAMAD I MOHAMMED *Josh Cohen, Reuters:* *The U.S. commitment to the Persian Gulf is outdated* American leaders are used to paying homage to Saudi Arabia, and President Barack Obama is no exception. At a recent meeting in Washington between Obama and Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Obama again "reaffirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia." It’s worth questioning why Washington remains so committed to t... more »

Islamic State Has Its Own 'Jihad Olympics'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The pictures show children as young as five taking part in a makeshift Jihad Olympics, apparently in Tal Afar *Daily Mail:* *Now ISIS organise their very own Jihad Olympics - complete with tug-of-war and musical chairs* * Bizarre photographs show children as young as five taking part in games * Terrorist group apparently asked people in Tal Afar, Iraq to join in the 'fun' * Dissidents said the regime is desperate to portray life as normal under ISIS * Pictures appear to show the terrorist group attempting to do exactly that ISIS is known for staging horrific public executions but ... more »

The Trumpy The Clown Convention Approaches

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Another amazing day! [image: 08] [image: 07] [image: 06] [image: 04] [image: 03] [image: 02] [image: 01] [image: 05]

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

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Tupolev ANT-25


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
SQUEEGEE INDIANS Posted on July 11, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. July 11, 2016. Nature’s rule in all living things is, “when a tree that is rooted in the ground and transferred from one place to another, the tree will no longer bear fruit as good as at its original place”. Killer pigs, killer bees, killer people! New unnatural tribes are being created on ono’ware:keh, great

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Can We Really Call It A Victory? By Steve Melendez Northern Paiute, Reno Sparks Indian Community 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

Ugghhh... Evan Bayh Is Back

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
[ It runs on Steam and Wishes.]

Hector the Happy Bee

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day ago
BBC Radio 4 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 Radio 4'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 ... more »

A Test to See How Brainwashed You Are

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - How much do you know about 'reality?'

These are sharp

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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