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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 minutes ago
*Police report on Baton Rouge pawn shop burglary makes no mention of threat to officers ~Travis Spalding, Acadiana Advocate *

D. B Cooper (aka Dan Cooper) and History

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 29 minutes ago
*History *has done it again. Sucked me into another of their documentaries, this one just two parts dealing with the Dan Cooper (which everyone calls D. B. Cooper following the lead of one of the news organizations that got his name wrong so long ago) who hijacked an airplane back in 1971 or some 45 years ago. After all this Dan Cooper then and Dan Cooper now.time, after millions spent on official investigations and searches, *History* tell us “Case Closed?” *Spoilers Ahead**, if anyone actually cares*. The show followed a group of old guys, which means they were basically retired,... more »

Cathars

Spike EP at News Spike - 39 minutes ago

Me, Marvin Gaye & The Kidzz

Spike EP at News Spike - 39 minutes ago
*Dig if U can a picture,* *of Me, Marvin Gaye and The Kiddz... :* I was just spellbound by this - I just could not turn away. And at a certain way in, just listening to his voice and his humulity and humour and joy of love as he opened up his heart... Once you're into him and everything he is saying and what he is about, at one point, almost out of no-where, he says something right out of the blue that just blew my mind right out the top of my skull when I heard it...

FLIGHT at the Leonardo

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 51 minutes ago
Donate to the Exhibit Here. Have you ever been to The Leonardo? It is an incredible museum that is somewhere between a regular museum and a children's museum. It encourages people to explore and discover how things work, while being appealing to every age group. The Leonardo is bringing in a brand new exhibit featuring all things to do with flight. Here is more about it: *"That idea of permission is really what led us to create Flight. About two years ago, we started exploring the idea of doing our own big exhibits. We’d done Body Worlds (twice), Mummies of the World (twice), Dead ... more »

War Of Words Between Donald Trump And Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters*: *Trump calls on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to resign after criticism* Republican Donald Trump thrust the U.S. Supreme Court into the presidential campaign debate on Wednesday, rallying conservatives with a call for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign after she lambasted him in a series of media interviews. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee led a chorus of outrage over the comments by Ginsburg, who described Trump as a "faker" and speculated about the possibility of moving to New Zealand if he won the White House. In a post-midnight counteratta...more »

Hillary’s Pivot to the South: Meet James Stavridis

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Has Hillary Earned The Right To Put This Guy In Line To Be President? Just Say No!* *-by Dorothy Reik* As the words of yesterday's endorsement of Hillary by Bernie were spoken, the *NY Times* was reporting the vetting of Admiral (ret.) James Stavrides as her Vice President. While the *Times* seemed to think the investigation into his use of a military plane to ferry his wife to a vineyard wine tasting might cause him problems, my thoughts turned to war. Stavrides has headed up both the Southern Command and NATO. Which way to turn. Stavrides is a big proponent of "smart power"-- th... more »

Comedians in an Abortion Video Telling Lies

John Zmirak at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Abortion Comedy] There’s a new pro-choice video circulating from the good folks at NARAL, which is a sort of spoof of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in a Car Getting Coffee" series. Unlike the Seinfeld series, this video stars two D-List comedians (Alice Wetterlund and Nato... more »

Transpicuous News: Democracy's Defenestration

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 hour ago
The Death of Democracy isn't a new thing by any imagination, but when it gets so blatantly tossed out the window.... perhaps even the televisioned masses will finally take notice. United Kingdom: Has a new Prime Minister and government.... but had no elections Australia: Has Elections.... but can't figure out who won Austria: Has Elections.... but the Government decides they don't like the outcome, so call for another election America: .... well, really? d https://www.rt.com/usa/350951-new-york-subway-down/ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/us/politics/bernie-sanders-hil... more »

FSB Graduates Celebrate By Posting A Video That Is Getting Everyone Else Upset

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CNN:* *Geliki joyride puts Russian FSB grads in spotlight* (CNN)If you drive the mean streets of Moscow you no doubt know enough to watch out for the hulking, boxy, menacing Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse SUVs, the luxury cross-country "Geländewagen" that Russians have nicknamed "geliki." They're usually driven by bodyguards employed by the capital's rich, famous and politically connected. They're also the favorite vehicle of the mafia. (Check out YouTube to see video of them ramming other cars and creating mayhem as they speed around the city.) But, it turns out, there are other geliki ...more »

Boo! If By Sea: More Scary Tales of US-Bound Iranian Ships

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 2 hours ago
Breathless reports are again circulating that Iran will deploy warships to the Atlantic Ocean. Based on a mid-June announcement by Iranian Navy chief Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, news is spreading that Iran plans to establish a naval base somewhere along the Atlantic coast. Sayyari said, “We have yet to determine which country will assist us regarding the presence of our naval fleet. When

Pokemon GO Takes America by Surprise, Creates Unity in Divisive Times

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Pokemon GO] Released just a week ago in the U.S., Nintendo’s new Pokemon GO app has already taken the country by storm. A mere two days after its launch, Digital Vison reports that Pokemon GO had already been installed on 5.16% of... more »

Why This Senator From the Largest Coal-Producing State Opposes a Mine Worker Pension Bailout

Rachel Greszler at The Stream - 2 hours ago
Wyoming produces 40 percent of the nation’s coal. That’s more than the next five largest coal-producing states combined. Yet, in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., laid out why he opposes bailing out the United...more »

Can Spirituality Overcome the Oligarchy?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Ethan Indigo Smith* - The spiritual solution to our political bottom line can be found in spiritual teachings of all kinds.

Bastille Day!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*Round about now France is waking up to the day that commemorates the storming of the Bastille, the beginning of the end of the Ancien Regime, and of everything good and bad that followed thereafter…* Eugene Delacroix: *Liberty Leading the People*, 1830 *“* *The French Revolution and the Marseillaise should not be symbols of Liberty.The a**rt* *about the French Revolution should definitely be . . .”* ~ Sandrine Lonchampt *“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”* With those words, and a litany of hope and despair to follow, Charles Dickens began his novel of the... more »

Neither left nor right

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
Yes, it’s been some time since the left fully embraced personal freedom or the right fully (if ever) embraced economic freedom –and it’s clear that at least one libertarian can’t spell (can you spot it?) – but for all of you who are confused by folk who seem to agree with you on one thing and disagree on another, well, maybe just think it possible that you might be mistaken, and that it’s those libertarians who are the principled ones. [image: 13698068_10209725008781330_3799317334433438841_o] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attr... more »

"The New York Times" Still Peddling Long-Debunked Bill Clinton Haircut Myth

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 3 hours ago
*By MARC McDONALD* In 1993, the mainstream media peddled the myth that Los Angeles International Airport shut its runways for nearly an hour and inconvenienced many ordinary passengers whose flights were delayed so President Bill Clinton could get a haircut. The "story" was Page One news in "The New York Times," "The Los Angeles Times," "The Washington Post," "The Boston Globe," and elsewhere. There was only one problem: the story was complete bullshit. But that's OK. The media does sometimes screw up. Nobody's perfect. There's only one problem, though. Here we are, nearly a quarte... more »

Proposed Regulations Could Lead to More Forgiveness of College Loans, Hurting Taxpayers

Andrew Kloster & Mary Clare Reim at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Financial Aid Office - 900] A new regulation issued by the Obama administration could impose yet another cost on higher education, with no real benefits. The proposed rule, published last month in the Federal Register, is very long and includes a number of troubling provisions.... more »

Students taught Climate Advocacy NOT Climate Science

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 3 hours ago
*David Russell Legates* is a Professor of Geography at the University of Delaware. He is the former Director of the Center for Climatic Research at the same university, and a former Delaware State Climatologist. (Source) Professor David Legates has many published papers and well as opinion pieces. In an opinion piece this week, David wrote For almost thirty years, I have taught climate science at three different universities. What I have observed is that students are increasingly being fed climate change advocacy as a surrogate for becoming climate science literate. This makes t... more »

Islamic State Is Preparing Its Followers For The Collapse Of The Caliphate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Miembros del Estado Islámico. Imagen: Archivo *Joby Warrick & Souad Mekhennet, Washington Post*:* Inside ISIS: Quietly preparing for the loss of the ‘caliphate’* Even as it launches waves of terrorist attacks around the globe, the Islamic State is quietly preparing its followers for the eventual collapse of the caliphate it proclaimed with great fanfare two years ago. In public messages and in recent actions in Syria, the group’s leaders are acknowledging the terrorist organization’s declining fortunes on the battlefield while bracing for the possibility that its remaining strongh... more »

from the front lines, day 10

allan at wmtc - 3 hours ago
Five of our members reported on the early-morning disruption of traffic coming into the parking garages! *Report #1*: As we were picketing the entrance to the Civic Center parking garage this morning, word came down that Library Director Rose Vespa was spotted in the line of cars — we created a back-up as far as Rathburn! — so anticipation was running high: flags were waving, whistles were blowing, and chants were chanted ("Rose Vespa, be a leader! Be a leader, now!"). As she approached the City Centre garage entrance, Rose gave us a timid wave and proceeded to the entrance to the ... more »

Gay For Trump? Redux

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
There are crackpot gays, a small handful, who are for Trump, sick and disturbed people like clownish provocateurs Chris Barron and Milo Yiannopoulos, who talks about Trump's "raw masculine eneregy admiringly, said, with no trace of irony, "The man built a gold-plated tower with his name on it! Gay men have a deep, if sometimes brash, sense of the aesthetic, and Trump's is hard to ignore. It's flashy, it's in-your-face, it's fabulous." Even more fabulous was a rumor that swept the internet Monday about how the Republican Party platform committee had finally abandoned it's overtly a... more »

Terror Mastermind Of Pakistan School Attack That Killed 150 Has Been Killed in A US Drone Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Taliban commander Umar Mansour in a video posted by the banned militant group. Pakistan Defence *NBC:* *Omar Mansour, Pakistan School Attack Mastermind, Killed in Drone Strike* A U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday killed the mastermind behind the 2014 attack on a military-run school in Pakistan that left more than 130 children dead, the Pakistani military said. Khalifa Omar Mansour, a top commander of the Pakistani Taliban, died in the strike, Taliban sources also confirmed, adding that three of his bodyguards were believed dead. Mansour, 37, had been in the Nan... more »

Mosul Heating Up- "ISIS Hostage" John Cantlie appears in Mosul

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
* We're going long, I've been working at this one for a few days now. Mosul is ominous. The US plans for Syria don't look to be peaceful either. But then they never have been.* *Mosul Heating Up* Iraqi officials tell me* the operation to liberate Mosul began in March,* and will pick up pace in the coming months. One suspects U.S. President Barack Obama would also like to see mission accomplished before he leaves office. Despite the spin of the perception managing media, indeed, the move on Mosul has been in the process for months- It wasn't off my radar. Having written several po... more »

Islamic State Says Its ‘Minister Of War’ Omar (The Chechen) al-Shishani Has Been Killed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
The US had offered a $5m (£3.5m) reward for Omar Shishani *Reuters*: *Islamic State says 'minister of war' Shishani killed* Abu Omar al-Shishani, who the Pentagon described as Islamic State's "minister of war", was killed in combat in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul, a news agency that supports the militant group said on Wednesday. The Pentagon said in March that Shishani had likely been killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria, but this was the first time the group appeared to confirm his death. Reuters could not independently verify the statement from Amaq news agency, whi... more »

Romania Probes Case of People Kidnapped, Chained, Enslaved, Forced to Fight and Beg

Alison Mutler at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Prisoner's hands asking for help] BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Dozens of vulnerable men and boys were kidnapped, chained up, whipped, fed scraps of food and forced into manual labor or fighting for entertainment over an eight-year period in rural southern Romania, prosecutors said Wednesday. Three... more »

Black Lives Matter: Produced By George Soros

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Black Lives Matter leader DeRay Mckesson claims to be leading a grassroots revolution for racial and economic justice, but it can be revealed that he has close connections with the privileged and is funded by George Soros and the elite for the purpose of inciting terror and furthering their agenda for a civil war and the disarmament of civilians. DeRay McKesson lives in a house owned by a board member of George Soros’ Open Foundation, and the BLM leader takes home a salary of $165,000 paid for by Baltimore schools district taxpayers. Soros groups have had several connections to Black... more »

Putin Prepares For World War 3 With Simulated Drills Across Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ramped up effort to prepare Russia for World War 3 by deploying hundreds of military vehicles and ballistic missile launchers across the country. Putin has ordered for simulated military drills to be conducted across Russia, due to the ‘inevitable war’ he says is coming. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Footage has shown up to 400 vehicles take part in the exercise by rolling through wooded areas of the Altay region. Among them were autonomous missile launchers including the Topol, Topol-M and the Yars as well as drones and hundreds of troops. According... more »

FBI Agents Confirm They Were Silenced By Hillary Clinton Campaign

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Unnamed FBI agents have told the New York Post that Hillary Clinton forced them to sign an unusual non-disclosure form banning them from revealing the truth about the investigations. According to the Post, the special form known as a “case briefing acknowledgement”, bans anyone connected to the case from testifying against Hillary. Newsmax.com reports: “This is very, very unusual. I’ve never signed one, never circulated one to others,” one unnamed retired FBI chief tells the Post. “I have never heard of such a form. Sounds strange,” an anonymous FBI agent said. The Post additionally... more »

French Military Allowed People To Die During Paris Bataclan Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
New evidence coming out of Belgium reveals that six French military troops were instructed not to intervene during the Paris Bataclan nightclub attacks that killed 89 people last year. The officers, who were present at the club, were told by their commanders to allow people in the nightclub to die. Globalresearch.ca reports: According to a Belgian news report (July 5), The night of the attack at the Paris Bataclan, November 13, 2015, six French military personnel of the Sentinelle Project (launched by France’s Ministry of Defense) were at the entry of the concert hall. They did not... more »

UK Parliament Rules That US Allies Fund ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The UK Parliament have released a report on Tuesday that concludes that there is ample evidence of various US allies funding and supporting ISIS. The report, released by the Ministry of Defence, shows that ISIS received funding from within Arab Gulf states: “[There] is historical evidence of financial donations to Daesh [IS] from within Gulf states. Furthermore, it is understood that family donations are being made to Daesh, through the unregulated Alternative Value Transfer Systems (AVTS).” Theantimedia.org reports: AVTS include ways of globally transferring money that includes li... more »

Authorities Conduct Raids Across Germany For “Online Hate” Postings

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Authorities in Germany have begun conducting nationwide raids against citizens who are suspected of posting “hate messages” on social media websites. Police have raided the homes of 40 people so far, mostly on suspicion of posting right-wing views. ABC News reports: German law restricts free speech if it includes incitement to violence, glorifying Nazism, racial discrimination or Holocaust denial. Enforcement of the law has been tested in recent years by a rise in online hate speech, often posted anonymously. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in a statement Wednesday that t... more »

Washington Judge May Force Hillary Clinton To Testify Under Oath

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A Federal judge may be about to force Hillary Clinton to testify under oath in court in order to answer questions relating to her emails. The judge has given Clinton until Tuesday to reveal why she shouldn’t be required to testify in a federal cast surrounding Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s “double-dipping” employment at the State Department. Wnd.com reports: As WND reported Friday, Washington watchdog Judicial Watch asked a federal judge for permission to put Clinton under oath and ask her questions about her emails – even though the FBI investigated and said that while Clinton was “e... more »

World Leaders Agree To Merge NATO And European Union

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
World leaders recently gathered at the NATO summit in Warsaw to strike an historic deal that will see the European Union and NATO merge to form a superstate. The stunning admission given by leaders at the summit means that both the EU and NATO will eventually be one and the same thing. Theduran.com reports: OK so it was not exactly stated in such a fashion, but we all got the hint. It was telegraphed to us by Mr. NATO himself, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, when he said, “It is a very successful summit because it is a summit with a lot of substance, and it is historic because ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views - July 13 , 2016...... Quick Hits .....1. Markets & Market Moving News : Helicopter Money Is " The New Hotness " ; Wonderful Wacky World Of Bonds Has Another Fine Day ; Fed Heads Harker & Mester Offer Jibber Jabber Of The Day ; Oil Prices Takes A Beating After Distillates Build & Production Spikes. 2. UK Political Scene / Post Brexit World - Cameron Resigns Today , May Becomes Prime Minister - Cabinet Rapidly In Process Of Being Filled Out. 3.Libya News De Jour. 4. US Civil Unrest - Post Dallas America Updates. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets..... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h2 hours ago Helicopter money looking less crazy as CenBanks are biggest holder of govt debt. http://www.welt.de/finanzen/artic le156998313/Die-Welt-hofft-auf-das-Geld-das-vom-Himmel-faellt.html … via @welt *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 13h 13 hours ago Case for Helicopter money: #Japan cuts GDP forecast from 1.7% to 0.9% this yr and inflation forecast to 0.4% vs 1.2% *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 13h 13 hours ago #Germany sells 10y Bund w/ negative yield for first time. Sold €4.038bn 2026 Bu... more »

Transgender Bathroom Case Heading for Supreme Court

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: All-Gender Restroom Sign, Transgender Bathrooms] The U.S. Supreme Court is set to review an emergency petition from a Virginia school district seeking to prevent transgender students from using the bathroom of their choice. The case was occasioned when Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old student in the Gloucester... more »

9 Signs You’ve Become a Tool of the Entertainment Industrial Complex

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - Work, consume, obey... and have fun! That's our life's mission, so we're told.

Theresa May's One Nation Toryism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Finally the curtain has fallen on the era of Dave and Osborne. A day I've longed to see, but one that has only happened because they trashed the country and left a trail of devastation we'll be picking over for decades. But more of them another time, for we have a new tenant in Downing Street. Theresa May's speech this afternoon was very much the kind of speech you'd expect Ed Miliband to have made if history turned out somewhat differently. Whereas One Nationism was very much rhetorical cover for Dave and his sectional *two-nation* politics, May has made such a song and dance about... more »

FBI: Hillary Clinton Struck Illegal Deal With Attorney General

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A number of FBI agents have come forward to claim that Hillary Clinton secretly struck a deal with US Attorney General Loretta Lynch in order to escape prosecution. According to The New York Post, FBI investigators working on the Clinton email investigation say that the Attorney General struck a deal with Bill Clinton during a private meeting aboard a plane. Mediaite.com reports: The Post cites anonymous sources in the FBI who claim that agents investigating Clinton were subject to higher-than-usual scrutiny. Agents had to sign “Case Briefing Acknowledgment” forms, non-disclosure a... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 13, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May arrives for a cabinet meeting at number 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain July 12, 2016. REUTERS/NEIL HALL *Kylie MaClellan, Reuters*: *After winning power, Theresa May faces Brexit divorce battle* Having fought her way to the top of British politics, new Prime Minister Theresa May will face an even tougher battle in power: plotting a divorce from the European Union that she once opposed but now says must not be halted. The fate of the post-World War Two project of European integration, and even of the United Kingdom itself, will d... more »

PA Senate Committee Approves Bill Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks

Amber Randall at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Pro-life, abortion debate, March for Life] A Pennsylvania Senate judiciary committee passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. The bill passed the committee in a 9-5 vote, reports Philadelphia magazine. All Republicans on the committee voted for it, while all the Democrats... more »

Random Thoughts on a Momentous Day

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Just a few *very* random thoughts tonight (with not a link in sight)... ...and please forgive me if you find them all extremely half-baked. I'm feeling *very* 'half-baked' in my political views at the moment (as some of you may already have noticed)... ****** Theresa May is playing an absolute blinder so far: Boris as Foreign Secretary, David Davis as Brexit Secretary and Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary. It looks as if Brexit really* does *mean Brexit after all. *And* some of the leading architects of Brexit are now personally responsible for delivering it successfully... more »

Quote of the Day: But me no buts!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“In every sentence where it appears, ‘but’ is the boundary between what the author doesn’t mean and what he does.”* ~ commenter at the Samizdata blog . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

The hum heard around the world

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: CnL30ohWcAAdq4B] Nothing defined David Cameron’s premiership so much as his manner of leaving it (except perhaps for the only campaign pledge he actually delivered being the one that brought about his early exit). John Key’s bestie wasn’t just chipper about leave Downing St this week: he was positively *humming*. No, really: *David Cameron: "Thank you very much........................doo, doo, doo, doo. Right...Good." (The End)* The hum has gone viral… As one wag said, he have achieved little, but he did leave on a positive note. *UPDATE*: An alternati... more »

Helen Clark: UN must “get better” at the core job it’s never done

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Helen Clark is still going for the top job at the only place in the world that could teach FIFA something about corruption (not being about merit, a job she’s unlikely to get), yet her speech in support of her goal yesterday tells you something about how it became that way. *“We have to get better at preventing conflict and resolving conflict,” she said in her opening address.* Just think about that for a moment: *We, *the United Nations Organisation,* have to get better at preventing conflict and resolving conflict.* Think about that for a moment while you take a small piece o... more »

The War To Keep Syria Free From The US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Washington To Demand Assad Out By August 1st, Or Else (!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
The news coming out of Syria over the last while has actually been pretty good.. The good guys, the Syrian government forces along with their Russian and Arabic allies, have been winning major battles against the US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal forces comprised of the fraudulent "rebels" along with the so called fraudulent "ISIS terrorists"..... The battle for Syria's largest city, Aleppo, has now turned against the criminals as the Syrian army has indeed cut off the last major military supply route into the city itself.... Again, once Aleppo is secured the war to destroy Syria by th... more »

The Sickness Of Israel And Judaism: Colonel Dogged By Allegations Of Justifying Rape In Wartime To Become Criminal IDF's New Chief Rabbi!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
It has been a while since I last posted any articles about the scumbag country, Israel, as well as the fraud religion called "Judaism".... Yes, the world is awash with reports about mass gun shootings, a buildup for a new world war, troubles with China, etc, etc... But there has been little news anywhere concerning the psycho state of Israel and its continuing genocide against the Palestinian people.... I guess it is about time I put out at least one article concerning these monsters here.... I came across a most interesting report the other day that comes from the Aletho News onlin... more »

The Freddie Gray Cop Trials: Mosby Grossly Overcharged, is Getting Nada

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Freddie Gray Marilyn Mosby and Caesar Goodson - 900] Six Maryland police officers may indeed have erred in their treatment of Freddie Gray after they arrested him. But so far they are all getting off, in large part because State Attorney Marilyn Mosby grossly overcharged them in order to score... more »

Obama Sends 47 US Troops to South Sudan Amid Heavy Fighting

Josh Lederman at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, U.S. Soldiers, along with East Africa Response Force soldiers, board a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, en route to Juba, Sudan.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he’s deployed 47 U.S. troops to South Sudan amid a worrisome outbreak of fighting there. Obama tells Congress in a letter that the troops arrived Tuesday and are tasked with protecting U.S. personnel... more »

The Rich, Educated Jihadis of Bangladesh (David Wood)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Tourism takes a blow after terror attacks in Bangladesh" By Sohel Parvez and Sarwar A Chowdhury, The Daily Star, July 11, 2016:* Many foreigners who had plans to visit Dhaka for leisure or business purposes in the coming months have already cancelled bookings with tour operators. Hospitality and tourism sectors are taking the heat of terrorist attacks in Gulshan, with foreigners cancelling their scheduled trips to Bangladesh for security fears, tour and hotel operators said yesterday (July 10). On July 1, militants stormed an upscale restaurant located in the capi... more »

World News Briefs -- July 13, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*BBC:* *Boris Johnson made foreign secretary by Theresa May* New Prime Minister Theresa May has made Boris Johnson, the former London mayor who led the Brexit campaign, foreign secretary in her new government. He replaces Philip Hammond, who becomes chancellor. Ex-Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is home secretary and Eurosceptic David Davis is the Brexit secretary. Ex-chancellor George Osborne was fired, the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said. On arriving at Downing Street, Mrs May vowed to lead a government that works for all, not just the "privileged few". *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* ... more »

Cops Pay Restaurant Bill of Man Who Refused to Sit Near Them

The Stream at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Homestead PA Officers Dinner - 900] When a man told the host at a chain restaurant in Homestead, Pa. that he didn’t want to sit near four policeman having dinner at their regular table, one of the officers paid the couple’s $28 bill, and left a $10 tip.... more »

Non-Profit Wants to Give as Many Gym Memberships to Wounded Vets as Possible

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Workout - 900] Non-profit organization Catch A Lift Fund has provided free gym memberships to more than 2,200 wounded veterans in just six years and has ambitions to expand to cover even more warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Lynn Coffland founded Catch A Lift... more »

Getting Beyond Our Mental Colonization

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
I was out walking today and stopped in at a local shop for some things I needed. I had an excellent (eye to eye) talk with the shopkeeper about the US killing enterprise and climate change. The man gets it. He is praying that the public quickly wakes up. We know we are fed a pack of lies - but we still keep listening to the Big Machine. Our minds get colonized and we become filled with fear. We like to be comfortable - avoid conflict - and who wants to fight the system anyway? Can't we all just get along? I told the shop keeper (with two others waiting in line for me to finis... more »

David Duke, Former KKK Grand Wizard, Plans On Running For Congress

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
David Duke, the Ku Klux Klan’s former grand wizard, said in an interview that he was considering running for Congress. He thinks that current racial tensions in the U.S. will give him the necessary boost to defend the rights of “European Americans.” In an interview with the Daily Beast, Duke said: “I’ve very seriously set up an exploratory committee to run for the United States Congress against Steve Scalise [in the State of Louisiana]” He also said that he expects to make a decision in the next few days, ahead of the July 22 ballot deadline. RT reports: The murder of five white Dall... more »

Putin breaks the Baltic Command into a Thousand Pieces and scatters them to the winds

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*No matter What the Issue...* *USrael has only one way of treating Russia* First of all Stephen Lendeman has a good analysis of the latest insult to intelligence coming out of Washington...suggesting that Russia stop hostilities against the terrorists that have been destroying Syria for almost five years. These are the same head chopping terrorists that Russia has (again) on the ropes. Recent history clearly shows that USrael's signature on an agreement is a guarantee that it will never be followed through on. The warmonger hegemaniacs can't do anything else diplomatically but sl... more »

Tesco And Sainsbury’s Recall Canned Pasta Products Containing Rubber

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Supermarket giants Tesco and Sainsbury’s are recalling some of their canned pasta products. Cans of Ravioli and Macaroni Cheese manufactured by Noliko N.V in Belgium may contain pieces of rubber which pose a possible risk to health, according to UK government’s Food Standards Agency website. FSA reports: Risk The products may contain pieces of rubber. This means these products are a possible risk to health. Product details Product: by Sainsbury’s Beef Ravioli in Tomato Sauce Product code: 121811 Pack size: 400g ‘Best before’ end: January 2019 Product: by Sainsbury’s Macaroni Cheese... more »

A Debate Is Raging In Hillary Clinton's Camp On What Should Be The U.S. Policy On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is interviewed by Fareed Zakaria. *The Hill:* *Debate rages in Clinton camp over Syria policy* A debate is raging among allies of Hillary Clinton over what to do about Syria, a hot spot for terrorism that is likely to be a foreign policy problem for the next president. Clinton, the former secretary of State and current presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has advocated for a more assertive military U.S. posture in the country, but not all of her foreign policy advisers agree, raising questions about what path she would take if she w... more »

Shhh! Exit (quietly) Tim Duncan

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*At a press conference yesterday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says, "I'm trying to wrap my head around why I'm standing here and he's not.* [Pause]* And we all know why."* *"During interviews with Tim Duncan (a phrase roughly equivalent to “during photo sessions with the snow leopard”) the Spurs’ immortal never resisted an opportunity to josh with a teammate who happened to walk by. It certainly disturbed the rhythm of the conversation—if it can be said that one rhythmically conversed with Duncan—but he wasn’t sending a message to the reporter, but rather to the teammate. It said:... more »

Thousands Gather to Mourn, Honor 3 Slain Officers in Dallas

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Law enforcement officers salute the casket of Dallas Police Sr. Cpl. Lorne Ahrens during his funeral service at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Ahrens and four other officers were slain by a sniper during a protest last week in downtown Dallas.] DALLAS (AP) -- Nearly a week after five officers were killed by a gunman in Dallas, memorial services for three of them drew thousands of mourners Wednesday. Services were held for Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer Brent Thompson, Dallas police...more »

Why Young Adults Both Want and Fear Marriage

Amber and David Lapp at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Married Couple Sunset - 900] When we interviewed Carly, 31, in the sum-mer of 2010, she had been in an on-again, off-again cohabiting relationship with the father of her child for about 12 years. Never married, she called marriage a "piece of paper." One year...more »

Yesteryear watch: Predecessor to Comey the God!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016The reign of the Starrs and Barrs:* Hillary Clinton is dishonest. She simply can't be trusted! This has been a relentless theme, aimed at both Clintons and at Candidate Gore. The liberal world has always accepted the gong-show manner in which this theme has been promulgated. In just a few months, our relentless liberal lassitude may give us a President Trump. You can't trust Hillary Clinton! In his new column at The National Memo, Gene Lyons journeys to yesteryear to show us the birth of this narrative on the national stage. His column begins in Septembe... more »

Hamilton, Hillary, and Diane Ravitch

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
Just a week ago Diane Ravitch was pitching a petition drive by some Florida teachers urging Hillary Clinton to meet with Ravitch to get straightened out on education reform issues. One petition signer left this comment at Ravitch's blog: Ellen Lubic July 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm I signed and added this comment. “It is imperative that you, Hillary Clinton, learn more about public schools v. charter schools. Most educators are not voting for you due to your insistence that charters are viable to take funding from true public education. Ravitch has the facts and speaks for most of Americ... more »

Theresa May Takes Over From David Cameron as British Prime Minister

Jill Lawless & Danica Kirka at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Theresa May, left, at the start of an audience in Buckingham Palace, London, where she invited the former Home Secretary to become Prime Minister and form a new government, Wednesday July 13, 2016. David Cameron had resigned the post in an earlier meeting with the queen.] LONDON (AP) -- In a carefully orchestrated political ballet, David Cameron left his job and his home at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday, resigning as prime minister soon afterward at Buckingham Palace. Theresa May then became Britain’s new leader, accepting... more »

FBI Agents Believe That An 'Inside Deal' Occurred On The Clinton Email Probe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*New York Post:* *FBI agents signed NDA for matters involving Hillary’s emails* In an unusual move, FBI agents working the Hillary Clinton e-mail case had to sign a special form reminding them not to blab about the probe to anyone unless called to testify. Sources said they had never heard of the “Case Briefing Acknowledgement” form being used before, although all agents must initially sign nondisclosure agreements to obtain security clearance. “This is very, very unusual. I’ve never signed one, never circulated one to others,” said one retired FBI chief. *Read more* .... *Updat... more »

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | ‘The Big Luauski’: Thorne Dreyer Birthday Bash and Rag Blog Hawaiian Shirt Blowout!

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Legendary Austin band Greezy Wheels headlines the festivities at The High Road on Dawson. By The Rag Blog | The Rag Blog | July 13, 2016 AUSTIN — Dude. It’s the Big Luauski! Greezy Wheels will be rolling at the … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | ‘The Big Luauski’: Thorne Dreyer Birthday Bash and Rag Blog Hawaiian Shirt Blowout!

China Promises Action Over US Missile Deployment

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Beijing has reaffirmed its strong opposition to the US deployment of an advanced missile system in neighboring South Korea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang warned that China would take necessary steps to protect their interests. He told a press conference on Wednesday that the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system in South Korea jeopardizes regional stability. Press TV reports: “With THAAD, the US and South Korea seriously destroyed the local regional stability and seriously damaged the strategic interests of countries in the region,... more »

Pew Poll: Race Relations Not So Great

Robert Donachie at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: People attending the Black Lives Matter protest select signs provided by organizers before marching thru the streets in the heart Washington, DC, July 9, 2016.] According to a Pew Research Poll released Tuesday, Americans' perception of race relations is more negative than it has been for much of this century. Some 48 percent of adults said in the poll that "race relations are generally bad." And 36... more »

Theresa May Is Now Officially The New UK Prime Minister

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Britain's Queen Elizabeth welcomes Theresa May at the start of an audience in Buckingham Palace, where she invited her to become Prime Minister, in London July 13, 2016. © Dominic Lipinski / Reuters *Daily Mail*: *BREAKING NEWS: Theresa May is now the new Prime Minister as she enters Downing Street and promises to 'build a better Britain' * * Theresa May has been officially sworn in as Britain's new Prime Minister this evening * She is our second female premier, following in the footsteps of fellow Tory Margaret Thatcher * Mrs May is expected to announce the most senior appointment... more »

Poll: 2/3 Of Russians View The U.S. As A Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President of the United States of America Barack Obama (RIA Novosti/Michael Klimentyev) / RIA Novosti *Moscow Times:* *Number of Russians Viewing U.S. as Threat Hits 10-Year Low – Poll* The number of Russians who view the United States as a threat to other countries has hit its lowest level in a decade, a survey by the independent Levada Center found Tuesday. Sixty-nine percent of 1,600 respondents labelled the United States as a threat, down from 77 in February 2015. Relations between the United States and Moscow deteriorated in 2014 ... more »

NATO - Russian Meeting Ends With No Breakthroughs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Rare NATO-Russia meeting brings no breakthroughs on contentious issues* BRUSSELS — NATO allies met with Russian officials on Wednesday to ease tensions over Western plans to deploy thousands of troops to the alliance’s eastern flank, but hours of contentious talks yielded few breakthroughs. The meeting of the NATO-Russia Council was only the second such conclave since Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimeaplunged relations to Cold War lows. It also came just days after a landmark NATO summit in Warsaw set out plans for open-ended deployments to Eastern Europe as a ... more »

U.S. Military And The Intelligence Community Do Not Want To Coordinate With Russia On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/ALEXANDER NEMENOV/POOL *Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast*: *Pentagon Resists Obama’s New Plan to Work With the Russians in Syria* *The White House is pushing to cooperate with Putin’s forces in the fight against ISIS. But many in the U.S. military are saying: No way.* The Obama administration has increasingly warmed to a Russian proposal that allows U.S. forces to coordinate with the Kremlin in the ongoing war against ISIS in S... more »

U.S. Navy’s Newest Aircraft Carrier Falls Further Behind Schedule

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© Photo: Wikipedia/U.S. Navy *Bloomberg*: *Navy’s $12.9 Billion Carrier Falls Further Behind Schedule* * Latest delay, until November, makes it more than 2 years late * USS Gerald R. Ford will return Navy’s fleet to 11 carriers The USS Gerald R. Ford -- the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier and the costliest U.S. warship at $12.9 billion -- won’t be delivered until at least November, more than two years late. “During the ongoing testing of developmental systems” on the carrier built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., “first-of-class issues are continuing to be resolved,” according... more »

Venezuelan President Maduro Puts The Military In Charge Of Overseeing Food And Medicine Distribution

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC*: *Venezuela army deployed to control food production and distribution* Venezuela's military has taken control of five ports in an effort to guarantee supplies of food and medicine. In a decree, President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army to monitor food processing plants, and co-ordinate the production and distribution of items. Venezuela is going through a deep economic crisis despite having the world's largest oil reserves. Basic products are increasingly hard to find and many say they struggle to feed their families. The Venezuelan Bishops Conference said the rise of t... more »

Did ISIS Just Concede That It May Lose Its Caliphate?

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Kashmiri demonstrators hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during a demonstration against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in downtown Srinagar on July 18, 2014. The death toll in Gaza hit 265 as Israel pressed a ground offensive on the 11th day of an assault aimed at stamping out rocket fire, medics said.] ISIS’s weekly newsletter Al Naba carried an editorial earlier this month suggesting it may lose its caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but touted its "provinces" in countries like Libya, Afghanistan and Egypt as proof the group would live on. One ISI... more »

James Robison Talks Racial Reconciliation on Michael Brown’s Line of Fire

The Stream at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: James Robison on Set Speaking Pointing - 900] Stream founder and publisher James Robison joined Dr. Michael Brown on Line of Fire to discuss today’s memorial service for five Dallas police officers slain last Thursday, and the path to racial reconciliation. Robison also shared a testimony from many years ago when... more »

Harvard researcher’s PhD revoked, former group earns three more retractions

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A research fellow at Harvard has lost his PhD from a university in Singapore after being found guilty of falsifying data, and his former group leader’s contract has been terminated by his institution. But that’s not the whole story. This tangled mess involves not only the Harvard researcher, Sudarsanareddy Lokireddy, and his former boss, Ravi Kambadur at […] The post Harvard researcher’s PhD revoked, former group earns three more retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Debunking 6 Myths About the First Amendment Defense Act

Roger Severino and William Wolfe at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Close up of Vote 2016 election buttons, with red, white, blue and stars and stripes.] The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Tuesday on the most important piece of religious liberty legislation before Congress in years: the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), introduced by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rep. Raul Labrador,... more »

Off The Table Of Discussion: U.S. Cops Are Trained In Apartheid Israel

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 11 hours ago
Part of the national discussion during this time of cops vs blacks & protesters should be the fact that U.S. cops are trained in apartheid Israel. It's a simple formula: police kill 3 U.S. citizens a day - U.S. police are trained in apartheid Israel: U.S. BLACKS = SUBHUMAN PALESTINIANS to the police. 3 U.S. citizens killed by police per day = SUBHUMAN PALESTINIANS. CONTROLLED U.S. MAINSTREAM MEDIA (WHO OWNS IT?) NEVER TALKS ABOUT THIS, AND THIS IS THE ANSWER OF WHY U.S. COPS ARE OUT OF CONTROL. Why did every large city send its police chief to Israel to unlearn morality - definin... more »

Telcos, Pacquiao and China, by Dr. Jop Yap

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
Another nice commentary from a friend, Dr. Josef "Jop" Yap, former President of the PH Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and now a UPSE faculty member. He gave me permission to post this. *The Wealthy and Popular are Above the Law* by Josef Yap July 13, 2016 Two noteworthy events made the news today. The first is the decision by PLDT and Globe to sue the Philippine Competition Commission because of its decision to review the deal between the two telecommunication companies and San Miguel Corporation. The second event is the announcement by Bob Arum that Manny Pacquiao is ... more »

Energy 74, Mindanao business opportunities via coal plants

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
* This is my article in SPARK by ADRi last July 4, 2016. The emergence of a first ever President of the Philippines coming from Mindanao has produced ample business opportunities to that big island and its many provinces in the south. After the elections last month for instance, Davao City in particular experienced huge boost in business and tourism. Overcoming energy poverty or insufficient supply of power and electricity for the people should be among the priorities of the new government. For instance, our average electricity consumption of 672 kWh per capita in 2012 was lower t... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 11 hours ago
*Sanders: “This election is about climate change"* *And he said it with Hildabeest alongside him nodding like a bobble-headed doll. Lets hope the both of them continue to hammer that message. All the polls put climate change way down in people's priorities. Trump has got the subject right: Immigration. It would be exquisite if climate change cost Hillary the election* Bernie Sanders officially threw in the towel on Tuesday in New Hampshire by endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. Hitting on the themes his campaign has stressed throughout the primaries, Sanders laid out what... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 11 hours ago
*Hillary’s $1.1 trillion-dollar tuition plan to be more Bernie than Bernie* Hillary Clinton lost the youth vote to Bernie Sanders, now to compensate, she’s trying to be him to get it back. Clinton has agreed to meet Sanders halfway on education policy in an attempt to convince America’s college age youth that she is their advocate. The only problem is that her plan turns out to be just another ineffective and costly political tool — by promising to pay for almost everybody’s college tuition. A plan that could cost more than $1 trillion every decade once fully implemented. Clinton... more »

World News Briefs -- July 13, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Britain's outgoing Prime Minister, David Cameron, accompanied by his wife Samantha, daughters Nancy and Florence and son Arthur, speaks in front of number 10 Downing Street, on his last day in office as Prime Minister, in central London, Britain July 13, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville *Daily Mail:* *David Cameron and his family leave Downing Street for the last time: PM said serving Britain was 'the greatest honour of my life' before visiting Buckingham Palace to resign* * David Cameron gives goodbye speech in Downing Street flanked by family before heading to see the Queen * Earlier ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 13, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC*: *South China Sea: China 'has right to set up air defence zone'* A senior Chinese official has said China has the right to set up an air defence zone over territory it claims in the South China Sea. The statement from Vice-Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin comes a day after an international tribunal said there was no legal basis for China's claims. China has overlapping claims with other countries to reefs and islands across almost all of the South China Sea. It has already said it will ignore the tribunal's findings. President Xi Jinping has said China's "territorial sovereignty... more »

Donald Trump To Choose Indiana Governor Mike Pence As His Vice President Running Mate (My Prediction)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Times:* *Mike Pence has ‘95 percent’ chance of being Donald Trump’s VP pick* CLEVELAND — Scrambling among Indiana politicians has reached the point where Republican Party insiders are convinced that presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump will pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. Constitutional lawyer James Bopp, an Indiana delegate to the Republican National Convention who is close the governor, told The Washington Times that Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma, 58, a conservative Republican, had sought advice from him on running for governor. *Re... more »

Turkey Is Hinting That They Want To Normalise Ties With Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses the media in Ankara, Turkey, June 27, 2016. REUTERS/UMIT BEKTAS *The Guardian:* *Turkey signals normalisation of relations with Syria* *Apparent policy shift could spell end to rebellion against Bashar al-Assad’s rule in Syria.* Turkey has signalled a normalisation of relations with Syria, in an apparent policy shift after five years of a civil war that has increasingly threatened Turkish borders and worn down an anti-government rebellion heavily backed by Ankara. Such a move, which has been rumoured for weeks in media outlets in L... more »

U.S. Secret Service Director Discusses Security Concerns For The Candidates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CBS*: *Secret Service director: Threat to candidates is elevated* There are security concerns for the Republican National Convention next in Cleveland next week, but Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says his agency is prepared. People can openly carry some weapons in Ohio, so they are planning for armed protesters. But Clancy also told CBS News that its actually the campaign trail where the threat has grown. Protecting the candidates is getting tougher -- and offenders are getting braver. *Read more* .... *Update: *Security fears mount ahead of GOP convention (CNN) *WNU E... more »

The Next U.S. President Will Have Limited Options In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, in Los Angeles May 5 and Republican candidate Donald Trump, right, in Eugene, Ore., on May 6. PHOTO: /LUCY NICHOLSON (LEFT) AND JIM URQUHART (RIGHT)/REUTERS *Joyce Karam, Al Arabiya:* *Next US President’s hands will be tied in Middle East* Waiting for the end of the Obama administration has become for many the harbinger for a new era in US policy in the Middle East. A closer look at regional events, however, show a much narrower room for Washington to navigate in order to the move the needle in regional diplomacy and conflict... more »

U.S. State Department Defends Their Boss For Attenting 'Hamilton' Instead Of The NATO Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Kerry appears to be a big fan of the show, since he was pictured attending a performance just four months ago *The Hill:* *State Dept defends Kerry attending ‘Hamilton’ instead of NATO summit* The State Department on Monday pushed back against allegations that Secretary John Kerry skipped out early from a NATO summit in Poland to catch Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final appearance in the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” this weekend. Kerry did go to the musical sensation with his daughter on Saturday evening, the department confirmed, even as President Obama and other world leaders were fini... more »

America's 'Shadow Wars' In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Nick Turse, The Intercept:* *In Africa, The U.S. Military Sees Enemies Everywhere* FROM EAST TO WEST across Africa, 1,700 Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other military personnel are carrying out 78 distinct “mission sets” in more than 20 nations, according to documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act. “The SOCAFRICA operational environment is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous,” says Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, using the acronym of the secretive organization he presides over, Special Operations Command Africa. ... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Webinar "Food After Fossil Fuels" The Strange Gaps In Hillary Clinton's Email Traffic Dallas Police Chief's Advice To Young Black Men Everywhere 124 Police Officers Were Killed In The U.S. Last Year REPORT: Radio Recording Suggests Disturbing Reason Castile Was Pulled Over Gypsy Moths Are Destroying Forests As The Climate Dries One patient was responsible for half of MERS cases Judge at Goldman Sachs trial hears expert testify on how insiders fight for bonuses Ex-Google engineers have spent 2 years secretly trying to solve 'the hardest problem in banking' The... more »

"Chilling" Images of Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
http://time.com/4403093/fukushima-exclusion-zone-japan-photos/

Governor Satoshi Mitazono Prioritizes Public Safety Over Nuclear Complex in Kagoshima Prefecture

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
The island of Kyushu hosts Japan's only operating nuclear reactor, the Sendai nuclear PP. This plant has a poor operating history and there was considerable opposition to re-starting reactors there: Tadahiro Katsuta. Why was the Sendai nuclear power plant restarted? Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. August 12, 2015, http://thebulletin.org/why-was-sendai-nuclear-power-plant-restarted8644 Citizens used the court system to try to block re-start of the Sendia plant: Court refuses to block restart of Sendai reactors. (2015, April 21). NHK, http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/2... more »

Appreciating Good Fortune

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 12 hours ago
Britain is in crisis. The United States is roiling. But, in Canada, we're pretty sanguine. Lawrence Martin writes: In Canada, it’s the 1960s in an entirely different optic. None of the rage and tumult. Rather, a new harmony. As we hit 150 years, with our relative unity, peace and prosperity, it’s akin to the time of the centennial. Crises elsewhere make us look even better. A haven of stability and hope. Just like 50 years ago, there’s a Camelot North aura brought on by a new-styled leader. On Pierre Trudeau’s ascension to power in 1968, The London Spectator wrote, or rather hy... more »

Missouri Abortion Probe Reveals Numerous Potential Violations

Amber Randall at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Protests] A Missouri Senate investigation into Planned Parenthood has revealed numerous potential violations from the abortion clinic that could potentially qualify as medical malpractice. A special committee, called the Sanctity of Life, released their findings from an almost year-long investigation into Planned Parenthood...more »

The Democratic Party Campaign to Keep Burning Carbon

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*It will now take one of these — large, dark and next to impossible to find — to keep our species from a rendezvous with Exxon's mandated future. Welcome to the post-Sanders-endorsement-of-Clinton world. * *by Gaius Publius* In keeping with the theme of the week — Sanders' pivot to endorsing Clinton, the Democratic Party's "pivot" to supporting TPP — I'm going to pivot from the scripted *faux*-drama of the prologue to the next four years ... to climate. In fact, that pivot has already started: Atmospheric CO2 Jumps +4 ppm in June Compared to June 2015 Because, and I'm being litera... more »

Trump, Johnson Try to Attract Sanders Supporters

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wave to supporters as Sanders endorsed Clinton during a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., Tuesday, July 12, 2016.] Presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Donald Trump are trying to catch Bernie Sanders' scattered supporters after the senator endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday. In his speech endorsing Clinton, Sanders said the future "will be shaped more by what happens... more »

Hissy fit on #ERRE committee

Alison at Creekside - 12 hours ago
in which CPC MP Blake Richards uses up his timeslot on committee to berate the Liberals for not reading out twitter questions submitted by the public about holding a referendum ... instead of just reading those questions aloud himself. As noted by the Chair, the purpose of this Electoral Reform Committee meeting was to question and hear testimony from former Elections Canada CEO JP Kingsley. Richards is replacing Jason Kenney on the #ERRE committee while Kenney is off saving Alberta. When the idea of allowing public input to the committee via twitter was first proposed, Mr Ken... more »

Astonishment watch: Only in the New York Times!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016Where do they find these people:* We're often amazed by the work we find in the New York Times. This morning, we were amazed by the third paragraph of the paper's featured, front-page news report. Harris and Landler wrote the news report about Obama's speech in Dallas. In paragraph three, the scribes made the highlighted statement shown below. We'll ask a question we've asked many times. Where do they find these people? HARRIS AND LANDLER (7/13/16): Addressing a crowd of 2,000 at a concert hall, *the president chided the police for not understanding what... more »

Musings On Iraq Heading To Japan

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
I will be traveling to Japan for a week to give several presentations on Iraq in Tokyo. Posts on Musings On Iraq will be sporadic until I return.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Called Out for Calling Trump a “Faker”

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Ruth Bader Ginsburg] On Tuesday Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered up her latest criticism of presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, calling him a "faker" in an interview with CNN. Ginsburg added, "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes... more »

Obama Never Once Met With His Defense Intelligence Chief

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama twice appointed former Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to key national security jobs, he was never called in to meet with Obama.] President Barack Obama twice appointed former Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to key national security jobs in his administration, including as deputy director of national intelligence and later as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, yet he never once met with... more »

Trump and Family Meet with Gov. Pence Amid Swirl of VP Talk

Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Trump_perr__1468422919_66.63.0.10] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has entered the final phase of his high-profile search for a running mate, arranging last-minute meetings with his finalists and family members as his staff prepares for a Friday announcement. Trump, his adult children and... more »

Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The most succinct put down of the 97% fraud, which I have seen yet.

Researcher who sued to stop retractions earns his 7th

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A diabetes researcher who sued to stop a publisher from retracting his papers has just received his seventh retraction. The latest retraction for Mario Saad, who is based at the University of Campinas (Unicamp) in São Paulo, Brazil, is for a PLOS ONE paper (which was altered last year by a mega-correction). Although an institutional […] The post Researcher who sued to stop retractions earns his 7th appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Judicial Questions with Self Represented Party

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
*R. v. Thornton*, 2016 ONCA 562: [7] We do not view the trial judge's interventions as being disruptive or tantamount to cross-examination. To the contrary, it is clear from the transcript that the trial judge appropriately intervened to clarify confusing testimony and to assist the appellant, who was self-represented at trial.

Delivering aid to Gaza

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
'The World Bank is keeping track of how the nations that have pledged to rebuild Gaza after Operation Protective Edge have been keeping their promises. It finds that only 40% of the pledges - $1.4 billion out of pledges of $3.5 billion - have been paid so far, two years after the war. However, if you break down the numbers by Muslim-majority countries and all others, an interesting pattern emerges. Non-Muslim countries and NGOs pledged about $1.4 billion and so far paid about $1 billion, about 71% of their pledges. Muslim nations pledged the bulk of the money meant to rebuild Ga... more »

Ivo Shandor

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
*Egon Spengler*: The structure of this roof cap is exactly like the kind of telemetry tracker that NASA uses to identify dead pulsars in deep space. *Ray Stantz*: Cold riveted girders with cores of pure selenium. *Peter Venkman*: *[to jailbirds]* Everyone getting this so far? So what? I guess they just don't make them like they used to. *Stantz*: *[slaps Venkman up the head]* No! Nobody *ever* made them like this! The architect was either a certified genius or an authentic wacko! *Venkman*: Ray, for a moment, pretend that I don't know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or... more »

THE PROBLEMS WITH NOVELS: The problem with the omission of Geer!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016Part 3—Picking and choosing examples:* John Geer was shot and killed by a Fairfax County, Virginia policeman in August 2013. At this time, police shootings were becoming very hot in the national "press corps." In many ways, the shooting of Geer was especially egregious. Consider: Geer was shot and killed, in broad daylight, as he stood in the doorway to him home in the Washington suburbs. He wasn't holding a gun. His hands were raised above his head. See yesterday's report. Five police officers were present that day. One of the officers shot Geer through ... more »

Christian Iraqi Population Dwindling Amid Wars, Persecution

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Iraqi Christians - 900] Dictator Sadam Hussein's brutal rule brought about suffering and persecution for the up to 1.4 million Christians in Iraq in 2003, but the situation now is even more dire, said Mark Lattimer, head of Minority Rights Group (MRG). "The impact...more »

Washingon to Make Final Offer to Moscow - Assad Transitions August 1 or else.....

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Link* Frustrated by months of failure in Syria, the* Obama administration is taking what might be its final offer to Moscow: **Enhanced intelligence and military cooperation against the Islamic State and other extremist groups* i*f Syria’s Russian-backed president Bashar Assad upholds a ceasefire with U.S.-supported rebel groups and starts a political transition,* the Washington Post reported Wednesday, July 13. *Does that sound like black mail to you? It sure reads that way to me! * *The US will share intelligence on it's proxy army IS and it's other proxy armies "extremist group... more »

Circle or square? Sorcery in the mirror

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
When squares look into a mirror, they see themselves as circles, and vice versa. Is it possible? You bet. How was this video created? Isn't it just a product of photoshopping much like this fruit-based symbol of supersymmetry? No, you can actually create these hybrid objects with a 3D printer. The rest of the blog post is full of spoilers. Well, this 3D printing guy tells us how the object works. What it actually looks like in 3D is a truncated cylinder whose base is a "squircle", a compromise between a square and a circle. Imagine that we parameterize the shape of the base... more »

U.S. Boosts Aid to Syria War-Affected by $439 Million

Matthew Lee at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: John_Kerry_senator_from_MA-2] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says it will provide another $439 million in humanitarian aid to refugees and others affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the additional assistance on Tuesday at a... more »

Ghostbusters Loves The Catholic Church

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*"Nobody steps on a Church in my town..!!"* *"Mike, we're in a real fix, here..!"* One day, about 5 years ago, but more likely 10, it was a Sunday and for SOME reason o felt the need, the overwhelming compulsion to watch the last 25 mins of Ghostbusters, over and over and over again, something like 17 or even 30 times. I didn't understand that at the time. I do now. And when I went to New York City for the first time in my life, I didn't want to see the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NONE of that. The minute I arrive... more »

Hillary Clinton Will Have Access To Classified Intel During The Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Reuters/Jim Young) / Reuters *Roll Call:* *Ryan Request Denied, Clinton to Get Intel Briefings* *Speaker wanted officials to deny Clinton access to classified info during campaign* Director of National Intelligence James Clapper denied Speaker Paul D. Ryan's request that Hillary Clinton should not get national security briefings during the presidential campaign. In a letter to Ryan, Clapper wrote that "I do not intend to withhold briefings from any officially nominated, eligible candidate." That came after FBI Director James B. Comey... more »

China Is Now Threatening To Establish An Air Defense Zone In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Creating an air defence zone would require aircraft to identify themselves in parts of the South China Sea claimed by Beijing. *Financial Review*: *China threatens air defence zone in South China Sea* In a highly provocative move China has asserted its right to control airspace over the South China Sea after an international court repudiated Beijing's claim to much of the disputed territory. The country's vice foreign minister, Liu Zhenmin, said any decision to set up an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) would depend on "the level of threats faced" by China. "If our security ... more »

China Commissions New Guided Missile Destroyer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *China has commissioned their newest guided missile destroyer* The largest naval exercise in the world is currently underway in the Pacific, and to show the world it means business, China officially commissioned its fourth vessel of a new model of guided missile destroyers on Tuesday. Equipped with advanced weapons that are able to engage other ships and submarines, the independently developed Yinchuan will be China’s most advanced guided missile destroyer in service. And the ship will be able to engage in all manner of operations, including aerial defence, an... more »

F-35B To Undergo Tests Aboard The New Amphibious Assault Ship USS America

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*DoD Buzz:* *First Amphibious Ship Built for F-35 to Conduct Tests with Jet* ARNBOROUGH, England –The U.S. Marine Corps is months away from conducting crucial at-sea tests with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that will zero in on the aircraft’s ability to operate from a ship and the logistics of maintenance underway. Speaking at the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday, the commanding officer of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1), Col. George Rowell, said the unit was gearing up for Developmental Test 3 for the F-35B short take-off and vertical lift v... more »

“We should err on the side of protecting people’s reputation:” Management journal changes policy to avoid fraud

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
How can academic journals ensure the integrity of the data they publish? For one journal, the key is looking deeply at statistics, which revealed crucial problems in the research of recent high-profile fraudsters such as Anil Potti. Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Management, Patrick Wright from the University of South Carolina, recently authored an editorial about how he’s […] The post “We should err on the side of protecting people’s reputation:” Management journal changes policy to avoid fraud appeared first on Retraction Watch.

RPG Review: Fate Accelerated

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 15 hours ago
Fate is a difficult system for me to grok. I like it conceptually, but I have a difficult time when it comes to running it. Fate is what's considered a narrative game. Instead of modeling a simulation of the reality of the RPG setting, it is designed at supporting a story. I've seen arguments as to whether or not this makes it a "real" RPG. I think the whole debate is a bit silly, dealing with issues of "bad wrong fun". Truthfully the challenges I have with it are largely a function of me being a grizzled gaming grognard, gaming since the early 1980's. To paraphrase Yoda, I must ... more »

What’s Next in the South China Sea Disputes

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: China South China Sea_perr__1468414956_71.164.139.145] BEIJING (AP) -- An international tribunal made a landmark ruling Tuesday rejecting China’s vast territorial claims in the South China Sea, handing the Philippines a victory and dealing a blow to Beijing. But it remains unclear what, if any, impact... more »

Grilled BBQ Flatbread Chicken

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
I don't know about you, but with hot summer temperatures, I start looking for lighter, faster meals to prepare. Part of this is because I hate heating up my house. The other reason is we get busy with activities and fun, so quick fix meals are a must have. This Grilled BBQ Flatbread Chicken recipe is so easy to prepare and tastes incredible. INGREDIENTS 2 chicken breasts Lemon pepper 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce 4 pieces naan flatbread 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 2 green onions, diced 1 cup shredded mozzarella PREPARATION 1. Pound chicken breasts until they are about 1/2" thick througho... more »

Considered for Sainthood, Nun Who Stood Up to Billy the Kid to Be Subject of TV Series

Russell Contreas at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, pamphlets and prayer cards of Sister Blandina Segale sit on a table at the Catholic Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid and later opened New Mexico hospitals and schools will soon be the subject of a television series.] ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs, opened hospitals and schools in the American Southwest and is now on a path toward possible Sainthood soon will be the subject of a... more »

The Trump Wing Of The GOP-- David Duke Says He's Serious About Challenging Republican Whip Steve Scalise

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*David Duke has had almost as much plastic surgery as Herr Trumpf* So Bernie endorsed Hillary yesterday. No surprise there. It's what he had to do, I guess. I mean who would want to be complicit in electing Donald J. Trump-- aside from a very one dimensional Paul Ryan? Ryan's excuse is that he wants to sell his party's deadly and toxic austerity agenda. Poor Ryan thought he could be the GOP's "voice of moral clarity," but the base picked Trump for that job and "he now finds himself in the most chaotic climate his party has seen in more than a generation." “The underlying dynamics t... more »

Poll: Most Young People Dislike GOP’s Trump, Say He’s Racist

Jonathan Lemire & Emily Swanson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: AP Poll Young America_perr (1)__1468411541_71.164.139.145] NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among young adults, in particular young people of color, and nearly two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe the presumptive Republican nominee is racist. That’s the finding... more »

Britain's Scramble For Africa: The New Colonialism

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 16 hours ago
Global Research, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this* Africa is facing a new and devastating colonial invasion driven by a determination to plunder the natural resources of the continent, especially its strategic energy and mineral resources. That’s the message from a damning new report from War On Want ‘The New Colonialism: Britain’sscramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources’ that highlights the role of the British government in aiding and abetting the process. Written and researched by Mark Curtis, the repo... more »

Interview with South Sudan & Sudan scholar Douglas Johnson on violence in South Sudan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Never Ending Violence in South Sudan: Foreign Intervention, Militant Secessionism, Fake Propaganda" By Sufyan bin Uzayr, Global Research, January 15, 2015: * Amidst such hostilities, humanitarian crisis and never-ending warfare, it has become obvious that South Sudan is, by all means, a country that should not exist in the first place. When South Sudan seceded from Sudan, most of its supporters claimed that Sudan will prove to be the weaker one, and South Sudan, riding on the shoulders of Western imperialism, will develop at an impressive rate. However, none o... more »

Dr. Clive Hamilton, Author of Earthmasters, on Geoengineering

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 hours ago
*"Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering" By Dr. Clive Hamilton (2014).* *Video Title: Dr. Clive Hamilton, Author of Earthmasters, on Geoengineering. Source: Nick Breeze. Date Published: April 28, 2015. Description:* Main article can be found at: http://envisionation.co.uk Here is a quote from Dr Hamilton's interview on whether we should accept that the damage is done and climate engineering must be deployed: If you believe that we will not respond adequately and we will continue to burn fossil fuels for the rest of the century, and a pretty good case can be mad... more »

CNN Arabic Publishes Salafi Fundamentalist Propaganda To Recruit More ISIS Terrorists For NATO's Wars; Sly Sanders Hitches His Thirsty Camel To Establishment's Shrinking Tent; IDF's New Chief Rabbi Gives His Okay To Rape The Infidels

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 hours ago
*The sly fox and the wicked witch are sharing a laugh at the expense of the American people. * *Source - Angry Arab:* *When Western media launch Arabic branches and websites * Basically, when Western media launch Arabic branches they enter into financial transactions with Gulf regimes and allow their news outlets in Arabic to serve as mouthpieces for Gulf regimes. Huffington Post Arabic is one example: it has become a most crude and vulgar propaganda outlet for the Qatari regime and the Muslim Brotherhood. *CNN Arabic has gradually been drifting toward serving Saudi propaganda: now... more »

Bill Whittle: Is Hillary Guilty?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*the fact that people will actually vote for career criminal Hillary Clinton...says everything we need to know about how dumbed done a vast part of the citizenry of this country has become.* It takes Bill Whittle 93 seconds to show Hillary Clinton guilty of violating three separate Federal Statutes. It takes another three minutes to explain why she and Obama simply DO NOT CARE. H/T Nox and Friends

U.S. Sends Troops to South Sudan Capital to Protect Citizens

Jason Patinkin at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: South Sudan Fighting_perr__1468410550_71.164.139.145] NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The U.S. military in Africa said Wednesday it has sent 40 additional troops to South Sudan’s capital, Juba, to help secure American personnel and facilities in the war-torn city, while South Sudanese trying to flee the country... more »

Six Things That May Change the Way You Think About Police Officers

J. Warner Wallace at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Police in Washington have arrested five people they say opened fire on police.] As a member of the law-enforcement community (and the Christian community), I've been asked repeatedly lately about race relations in America, the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police officers and the increasing violence against police officers. I would... more »

High School Blames Kids for Alleged Sex Abuse by Teacher, Says They Were ‘Reckless’

Blake Neff at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: iStock_21351567_MEDIUM__1468408707_71.164.139.145] An elite high school in New York argues that it shouldn't bear any responsibility for students alleging they were sexually abused by a teacher, on the grounds that any harm they suffered was due to the students' own recklessness and... more »

Project Fear From Lord Krebs

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/12/killer-heatwaves-to-become-commonplace-within-30-years-thanks-to/ The Telegraph reports (and it’s not even little Emily!): Heatwaves fierce enough to kill thousands will become the norm in the UK within 30 years due to climate change, a report prepared for the Government warns. Repeats of the extreme heat seen in 2003 that killed more than […]

22 Ways Drinking Soda Will Shorten Your Life

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Elisha McFarland* - Drinking soda has far more health risks than many of us may realize.

The 15th Obamacare Co-Op Has Collapsed. Here’s How Much Each Failed Co-Op Got in Taxpayer-Funded Loans.

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Disillusionment Sets In: Obamacare Enrollments for 2016 Far Below Estimates] Another co-op is shutting down, becoming the 15th to do so and bringing the total number of federal loans given to the failed nonprofit insurers to more than $1.5 billion. Oregon's Health Co-Op announced last week it will no longer... more »

2 Cherished Myths in the War on Cops

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Police Cars - 900] Even in this age of runaway emotions, there are still some people who want to know the facts. Nowhere are facts more important, or more lacking, than in what has been aptly called The War on Cops, the title of... more »

One Year Later: A Look at Who Got What in the Iran Deal

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Iran] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Here are some of the major points of contention in last year’s seven-nation Iran nuclear deal, and who is getting their way: NUCLEAR PROGRAM By its own metrics, the Obama administration has achieved its main objective: cutting...more »

Legalized Cannabis Will Dramatically Reduce Prescription Drug Use

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Marco Torres* - Medical cannabis holds serious promise for helping people kick destructive and addictive prescription meds.

Week of Tragedy Reveals Some Ideological Blind Spots Right and Left

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Dallas police Sgts. Amanda Renteria, left, and Laura Browning right, lay a bundle of flowers and candles at the base of a Dallas Police Department cruiser that is serving as a makeshift memorial outside of police headquarters, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Dallas.] It seems almost ghoulish to look for a silver lining in the dark cloud that blanketed the nation last week. But I think there was one. The killings by police in Minnesota and Louisiana, quickly followed by the killings of... more »

Theresa May or Teresa May

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
As I blogged back in May 2010, there is a world of difference between Theresa May and Teresa May: 'I was looking up the ages of cabinet members last night and made a spelling mistake. For a moment I was reading that Teresa May was 'Teresa May (born Teresa Betteridge, December 15 1967, Epsom, Surrey)... an English glamour model. In addition to films, May has appeared in numerous ...' As well as being a former porn star she was surprisingly younger than me and had an alternative career to politics then I realised that I had omitted an 'h'. Theresa May is described thus 'Theresa Mary M... more »

22 Free-Market Groups Call Dems ‘Tyrants’ for Targeting Them on Senate Floor Over Global Warming

Chris White at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) meets with Afghan Parliamentarians at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, August 28, 2011. (S.K. Vemmer/Department of State)] Several free market and conservative groups called Democratic senators tyrants Tuesday for criticizing their opposition to global warming policies on the Senate floor. The Heritage Foundation, Heartland Institute, American Legislative Exchange Council, and Americans For Tax Reform, among others, lashed... more »

House Setting Up Bipartisan Group to Examine Policing

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: 5446901600_e94821b58d_b] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says a new bipartisan group in the House will examine policing issues in America. Ryan says he’s spoken with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and others on how to come up with... more »

Philadelphia Airport Workers Vote to Strike During Democratic Convention

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia cityscape and Delaware River] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Workers at Philadelphia International Airport have voted overwhelmingly to walk off the job during the Democratic National Convention later this month. The union that’s trying to organize baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants and other workers says the 461-5... more »

Ancient Earth had more than 2 magnetic poles

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
First of our accepted model of a molten iron ball is complete and utter nonsense and only serves as place holder to sort of explain what is happening. And pole shift strongly indicates that it fails even at that. My own conjecture of a molten layer of pure carbon acting as a slip plane around a hundred miles down is sufficient to produce the electrical system experienced as magnetism. The slow emergence of that slip plane would explain what happened in the deep past. At least this is a viable alternate theory to work with that has some support in the geological evidence.. ... more »

The First Transparent 3D-printed Skull Successfully Implanted

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This is certainly a lovely innovation although we have no discussion of how the skin over the skull behaves here. What it is though is a sound solution to the main problem of replacing a large piece of bone. I would like to see a porous structure able to hold living bone but that is far away here. A similar solution could have been carved from wood to act as a mold. Even the lost wax method works just as well i suspect. The real challenge is mating materials able to function successfully. Let us hope that this all actually means something and that we have made enough progr... more »

Scientists Discover What Meditation Does To Your Gut & Your Brain

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
The clear take home is that a meditative state of mind will strengthen mind and health significantly. Learn to develop a meditative state of mind and alter habits to support just that. This all needs to be built directly into our education system to produce admirable productive citizens. We are slowly figuring out how to actually do it and lifetime habits are powerfully indicated to produce long lives. The rewards are clearly there.. . *Scientists Discover What Meditation Does To Your Gut &Your Brain* *Arjun WaliaJune 28, 2016 * *http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/06/2... more »

Archaeologists in Jordan Have Made an Incredible Find at Petra.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Such a site would serve to act as a meeting square. Also far enough away to allow proper dispersion after such a meeting. We are slowly unearthing the earth's archaeology. This still shows how much we need to do even with the best known sites. I personally would like to see Petra fully restored. Actually I would like to see all monumental centers fully restored just because so much can be learned in the doing. We will eventually get to that point. . *Archaeologists in Jordan have made an incredible find at the World Heritage site of Petra. * *http://humansarefree.com/2016/... more »

A Consequence of Astral Travel

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This is a surprise and must better understood and plausibly warded against. It is that that free spirits can jump aboard a human being at all. Leaving your body makes it easy but I see nothing to stop this happening from time to time. It may just be that no traction is available in an active mind. It is possible that this is actually quite common and may happen often during sleep and may even be a source of dream nonsense. I would describe it as riding side saddle spiritually.. . *A Consequence of Astral Travel* *Thursday, July 07, 2016* *http://www.phantomsandmonsters.... more »

Salute to the Sun

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
There is something useful here. Consider sun eating as well. We all need to develop healthful practice that combines naturally with spiritual practice. We see components of it all here. The hard part is always starting and making it a morning ritual to wake up with. Yet we all know it is worth doing. We also know that the practice of our youth was often as not counter productive and however extended did not produce perfect health. A smarter more gentle system is powerfully indicated. This item may be a small step on such a path. Mankind can run barefoot through the sava... more »

Upright Canine Encounter - Monongalia County, WV

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This happens to be an excellent eye witness report of the male Giant Sloth. It was not moving fast and that allowed the image to fully register. Again we capture the odd 'hands' which are actually long claws used to grasp wood and shred prey. The robust upper torso and long arms allow arboreal movement and are similar in conformation to the great apes. Again it could not be mistaken for a Bigfoot. . *Upright Canine Encounter - Monongalia County, WV * *http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2016/07/upright-canine-encounter-monongalia.html* *I received the following email Thurs... more »

'Healing' Detected in Antarctic Ozone Hole

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
We have confirmed that the expected improvement trend has shown up. It will still take decades to make a full recovery but the expected direction is established. Thus our models continue to hold up. Other reactions also affect the ozone layer but all are swiftly mopped up. The problem with refrigerant is that it acted a a catalyst. . That such a problem could be ended is informing as well. *'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole* *By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent* - *30 June 2016* * http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36674996* *Researchers sa... more »

'I Have no Explanation - Alien Abduction?'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Otherwise ordinary, this is a very important report. The reason for this is that the expressed evidence could only be produced by plucking the individual out of time to do this physical healing intervention. There was simply too much physical going on at the same time for any other option to hold up. Essentially as previously conjectured, a page in time was extracted, edited if you like and memories blocked and then reinserted.This report represents clear proof of the plausibility of that conjecture.I doubt that we will get more here and most such reports are as fuzzy. ... more »

Scientists Discover THIS Oil Destroys 90% of Colon Cancer Cells in 2 Days

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
In vitro of course and may not mean anything when it comes to ingestion. Yet it is at least indicated as beneficial to consume. How it may be used for an established cancer is also another matter not clear. In the event, using coconut oil is now indicated as good. Not too long ago the industry was fending off nonsense claims that curtailed sales. Hopefully this is not a repeat. In the event it happens to be an excellent cooking oil. . *Scientists Discover THIS Oil Destroys 90% of Colon Cancer Cells in 2 Days* *According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 95,270 ... more »

Wolfberry

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Measured use of goji berries is well indicated as a health tonic for the aging. This is just as obviously indicated by the usage by noted long lived individuals as well. Too much may be well too much but a daily serving should work well. This sort of spells out the science. i particularly note that it counteracts physical stress and thus wear and tear. i think that this observation may be somewhat unique as i know of no other claim comparing to that claim except resting. It may be important. I think that i will add goji berries to my craisin and raisin mix. It looks good. ... more »

LPP Fusion Reports Ion Energy Records

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
LPP continues to make excellent progress. We now have a consistent firing at the critical temperature and a methodology that smooths the process sufficiently to support continuous firing. It is all very subtle. It is very good news. Actual fuel firing is now plausible, although i expect just as much effort to get it right. Again larger is turning out to be easier. As i have posted before we need this device for our future star ships. . *LPP Focus Fusion Report* *June 29, 2016* *Summary:* - *LPPF Reports New Record Temperatures To Int'l Conference* - *Hydrogen-... more »

The Ninevah Constant and Celestual Harmonics

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Or better denoted as 7* 6^7*10^7. Recall that all objects in our solar system form a natural metric of order ten at the least. Yet it also makes sense that the dominant metric could be seven it we initially exclude Mercury, Mars and Pluto due to size. Yet the dominant seven metric will create viable orbits for these smaller objects. This is very helpful in terms of future work. My conjecture is that the impressed metric will produce natural harmonics that form these natural ratios. We just have not done this yet. Thus the observed constant is an artifact of the impress... more »

More Evidence that Native Americans Discovered Europe Around 3000 BC!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
[image: More Evidence that Native Americans Discovered Europe Around 3000 BC!] First recall that the Atlantean copper fleet sailed every year from Bimini to the isle of Lewis and did this from at least 2500 BC through 1159 BC. That was a period of at least 1250 years. During that same period deer husbandry arose in Georgia, Ireland and surely Scotland.. Now you know what you are looking at in this item. This just happens to be an increasingly secure snippet of the global Atlantean Bronze Age. This is very good news actually. It establishes significant Atlantic ... more »

Erich von Manstein

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This item carefully describes Manstein's accomplishments. He has been largely ignored by histories of the second war and unfairly at that. At the same time, Hitler's meddling has possibly been underestimated if that is possible. That Manstein understood that the Russian war was winnable is not surprising as it clearly was. Hitler's mid campaign shift in center of mass and the failure to simply by pass cities still confounds. Manstein was clearly the best general in the second War, who like Patton never had total control of all that was possible as supr... more »

Three Substitutes for Logic

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
[image: I think Therefor I am] An interesting approach, but a far better one is to simply ask if the outcome good? I would like to see symbolic logic introduced at almost the same time as number. This may sound crazy but all our computer programming is symbolic logic driven. I suspect it can be done. In the meantime those living in the liberal arts world largely ignore or never understand the most basic concepts underlying mathematics and by extension computer science. It would be better if logic was their friend from the very beginning.. There are no short cuts ... more »

Ascension and Receiving Divine Knowledge

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
this has little to do with ascension but a lot to do with spiritual access to 8information. the most important step that the individual can take is to investigate the problem that you want an answer to. However, this becomes difficult when the future is involved. That only works at short range if at all. Since most searching is future oriented, it is no surprise that so much is disappointing. If insight is provided, then also action needs to be immediate.. *Ascension and Receiving Divine Knowledge * *by Trish LeSage* *http://www.riseearth.com/2013/12/ascension-and-receiv... more »

How do I become as genius as Nikola Tesla?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Rather good commentary here. Insight must also be coupled with disciplined analysis. The subconscious can be wrong as well or easily misread. Thus genius inspiration is best coupled to an excellent training in mathematics. Fortunately most such inspiration can be at least partially trusted. The sleep management effect is intriguing though and may be the result of tiredness. That firehose simply responds to data in my case. *How do I become as genius as Nikola Tesla?* *William Beaty, 35yrs Elect Eng, Tesla fanatic since 1973, built devices from Tesla patents* *396.6k Views ... more »

Pope says Church should Ask Forgiveness from Gays for Past Treatment

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
All humanity should ask for forgiveness for the treatment of gays. It has taken this generation to finally redress our deep cultural bias regarding homosexuality and it is very much a work in progress and by no means even slightly universal. My own natural instincts are anti gay and this is not learned but hardwired in something as simple as my instinctual response to a gay approach. Thus we all have much to learn and much to master regarding our own instincts. This is not an academic question at all. There are obviously a set of human instinctual responses that need to be c... more »

Electric Gravity in an Electric Universe

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
They are struggling here with the problem of gravity and it nicely covers the history. My own work has made it all simpler still than what is proposed here although what is proposed will express itself well. I find that this is the first article to propose a packed aether consisting of neutrinos. ( they need to be neutral and thus undetectable ) Not bad. however, i understand this as the first tier of matter of matter from which the second tier and also the third tier is created. This creation process is dominated by the strongest source of gravitation attraction which produ... more »

Fly Southwest Monarch Study for Citizen Science

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
I find this article reassuring as it is clear that the monarchs are hugely adaptable. Better yet folks are paying attention now to protecting and increasing milk weed plantings. In fact we also need to support a commercial milkweed anyway as it is a huge source of unique fiber and a natural latex. It has been exploited in the past and needs to be encouraged. Such a program will then provide ample habitat for the monarchs. In the meantime it remains clear that Monsanto or not, they are not going to go extinct. . *Fly Southwest Monarch Study for Citizen Science* *By nfriedman |... more »

The War on Weed Is Winding Down -- but Will Monsanto Be the Winner?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Essentially everyone is bowing to the inevitable as research stifled in the USA is done elsewhere. The cat is truly out of the bag and the decades of lying about the drug's effects are also coming home to roost. In fact this history represents a massive argument for legislative reform of the whole drug industry. We also need to revisit the whole topic of intellectual property protection and the granting of monopolies. This has been proven to be incredibly counter productive and is the source of much of the market distortion. What is clear is that momentum is accelerating... more »

How the Dairy Industry Tricked Us Into Believing We Need Milk

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Advertising has never been too concerned regarding the facts and this reviews the tale regarding milk. Add in plenty of regulatory manipulation and actual suppression and we have the present state of affairs. It is not right or particularly satisfactory. Fresh raw milk with a high quality raw egg is a valuable drink supporting childhood growth. After all that perhaps not so important. However, fermented milk as cheese and yogurt is an excellent source of protein for adults. I find it most curious that food choices that i use as staples all my life continue to be upheld by sc... more »

Meditations with Gregory Hays

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
I stumbled onto this review of the Hays translation of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius with Ryan Holiday. Meditations is one of those books that i placed on my lifetime reading list fifty years ago that i have yet to properly tackle. I think it just made it to the top and it should be on yours as well. We have so little of the writings of the great pagan thinkers that every gem is a gift. Their translation is an even greater gift when well accomplished. I learned that when i tackled Doris Lessing's translation of the Divine Comedia of Dante one canto per day back in 1971. ... more »

After Legalizing Recreational Weed, Colorado Has Lowest Teen Use in the Country

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
Guess what? Interest wans when it is available. At the same time folks also are aware that developing brains are contra indicated for cannibis smoking. All this has allowed for a lessening of teen interest and usage. This is all good news. Better yet cannabis without THC is coming into its own as a therapeutic food. It appears we have an actual revolution under way. In the meantime it is good to see propaganda claims been refuted once and for all. * After Legalizing Recreational Weed, Colorado Has Lowest Teen Use in the Country* * Carey Wedler* * Friday, June 24, 20... more »

New GOP Iran Sanctions Bills Opposed by Democrats Despite Violations of Nuclear Agreement

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)] The House is slated to vote on a bill Wednesday placing new sanctions on Iran following the discovery the country breached its nuclear agreement with the United States and five other nations by seeking illegal nuclear technology and testing nuclear-capable missiles. The... more »

With Fears Increasing, Jesus Christ Is Our One True Source of Confidence

Dudley Hall at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: PanicCalm] I've been amazed, in the aftermath of the shocking massacre on police officers in Dallas, how many people are speaking openly about their feelings. On social media, in letters to the editor and in general conversation we hear people saying,... more »

The Alberta Tar Sands - Ground Zero for Western Civilization

killing Mother at killing Mother - 19 hours ago
10th and 11th July 2016 I now know what it is like to enter a disaster zone. On approach to Fort McMurray, Alberta, roadside signs advise that mental healthcare is available. Roadworks are underway to patch rearranged asphalt on the highway. Blackened sticks line the highway where boreal forests once stood. A roadside sign advertises a Denny’s, but only a pile of white ash exists where a restaurant once stood. The air stinks of what I presume is the stench of melted buildings, melted plastic, blended with some other, undefinable bitter smells. The air feels toxic. On 3rd May 2016,... more »

Lawyer Says Sanders Will Be POTUS As Lawsuit Ready To File

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A meticulous, detailed lawsuit exposing alleged electoral fraud in eleven states and promising to “save democracy” could still alter the landscape of the presidential race. Cliff Arnebeck has written an open letter to Bernie Sanders – who endorsed Hillary Clinton, but did not concede his presidential candidacy – infoming him that the Justice Served team will be “filing suit later this week to prove in court the extent of Karl Rove’s skilful manipulation of our votes.” Slated to be filed by the Institute for American Democracy and Election Integrity, the lawsuit presents evidence of ... more »

Paris At War, Media Blackout

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
This photo could turn out to be one of the most important images of our time. Taken during the Euro 2016 final outside the Stade de France in Paris, it shows a nationalist spectacle on a giant screen blinding people to what is happening on the streets. Police, gendarmes, and paramilitary – operating as servants of the ruling class, working against ordinary people – keep protestors at bay with teargas and water cannon. We have entered the third month of ongoing protests as the French rise up in their millions against a ruling class determined to take away their rights. They are prote... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
"I’m here to say we must reject such despair. I’m here to insist that we are not as divided as we seem." —@POTUS pic.twitter.com/D0fthAPb0F — The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 13, 2016

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MzHqkNBwo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“Moving left to right near the center of this beautifully detailed color composite, the thin, bright, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge on. The interstellar shock wave plows through space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Cataloged as NGC 2736, its elongated appearance suggests its popular name, the Pencil Nebula. *Click image for larger size.* The Pencil Nebula is about 5 light-years long and 800 light-years away, but represents only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant. The Vela remnant itself is around 100 light-years i... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Seat of the Soul”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“The Seat of the Soul” * by Chet Raymo "It was not my first visit. I had been there once before to talk with the great man, to the Castle of Cloux, near Amboise, in the valley of the Loire. He had been living there since 1516, at the invitation of Francis I, king of France. He was 67 years old, bundled up in a thick fur wrap by a roaring fire. His face showed age but not infirmity. Long white hair fell about his shoulders. White beard. Thick, downswept brows shaded his eyes like awnings. A strong nose. And of course the mouth, serious yet generous, not unlike the mouth of the Chris... more »

“Mountains: Keeping Things In Perspective”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Mountains: Keeping Things In Perspective”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “From the top of a mountain, we are able to witness life from a different perspective bringing us a new awareness. Mountains have always captured our imaginations, calling us to scale their heights, to circle and worship at their feet, and to pay homage to their greatness. Mountains can be seen from thousands of miles away, and if we are lucky enough to be on top of one, we can see great stretches of the surrounding earth. As a result, mountains symbolize vision, the ability to rise above the adjacent lowlan... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

"Sometimes..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Sometimes we find ourselves walking through life blindfolded, and we try to deny that we're the ones who securely tied the knot." - Jodi Picoult

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Evidence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Evidence”* “Where do I live? If I had no address, as many people do not, I could nevertheless say that I lived in the same town as the lilies of the field, and the still waters. Spring, and all through the neighborhood now there are strong men tending flowers. Beauty without purpose is beauty without virtue. But all beautiful things, inherently, have this function- to excite the viewers toward sublime thought. Glory to the world, that good teacher. Among the swans there is none called the least, or the greatest. I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especial... more »

Free Download: Mark Twain, “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven”* by Mark Twain “'Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven' is a short story written by American writer Mark Twain. It first appeared in print in Harper's Magazine in December 1907 and January 1908, and was published in book form with some revisions in 1909. This was the last story published by Twain during his life. The story follows Captain Elias Stormfield on his extremely long cosmic journey to heaven; his accidental misplacement; his short-lived interest in singing and playing the harp (generated by his preconceptions of heaven); and the obs... more »

"Thou Oughtest..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Today man is, and tomorrow he will be seen no more. And being removed out of sight, quickly also he is out of mind. O the dulness and hardness of man's heart, which thinketh only of the present, and looketh not forward to the future. Thou oughtest in every deed and thought so to order thyself, as if thou wert to die this day." - Thomas à Kempis

Midday Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, "Don't You Feel Small"; "Tortoise And The Hare"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
The Moody Blues, "Don't You Feel Small" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mJFUnzorZU The Moody Blues, "Tortoise And The Hare" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqC75IR1Wi8&spfreload=5

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago

Greg Hunter, “Gerald Celente: Separate Laws for Political Nobility & Economic Elite”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Gerald Celente: Separate Laws for Political Nobility & Economic Elite”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Trends researcher Gerald Celente says Hillary Clinton not being charged by the FBI for having a private unprotected email server is just a small part of an ongoing major trend. Celente explains, “It’s bigger than Clinton. It’s a trend, and anybody can see it if they open their minds and add up the facts. What we have now is a neo-feudal society. It’s all connected. It’s, as we call it, ‘global-nomic.’ Since Obama became President, and these are the facts, 95% of the wealth sin... more »

"The Epic Collapse of Deutsche Bank"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"The Epic Collapse of Deutsche Bank" * by Jeff Desjardins "It’s been almost 10 years in the making, but the fate of one of Europe’s most important financial institutions appears to be sealed. After a hard-hitting sequence of scandals, poor decisions, and unfortunate events, Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank shares are now down -48% on the year to $12.60, which is a record-setting low. Even more stunning is the long-term view of the German institution’s downward spiral. With a modest $15.8 billion in market capitalization, shares of the 147-year-old company now trade for a paltry 8% of... more »

“Panic Buying Of Food In New Jersey?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Panic Buying Of Food In New Jersey?”* by NewRoom “Supermarkets in northeastern New Jersey are literally swamped with customers tonight, so much so that in some locations like Hoboken, lines are literally around the store to get it! It is a rather unusual situation since there are no closures or shortages of any kind, so SuperStation95 sent one of our intrepid editors, Chris Rivera, to ask what- if anything- is going on? He reports below: "ShopRite in Hoboken, NJ is one of the largest supermarkets in Hudson County, and certainly the largest in this upscale, preppie, city of one ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"About 40,000 light-years across, pretty, irregular galaxy NGC 3239 lies near the center of this lovely field of galaxies in the galaxy rich constellation Leo. At a distance of only 25 million light-years it dominates the frame, sporting a peculiar arrangement of structures, young blue star clusters and star forming regions, suggesting that NGC 3239 (aka Arp 263) is the result of a galaxy merger. Appearing nearly on top of the pretty galaxy is a bright, spiky, foreground star, a nearby member of our own Milky Way galaxy almost directly along our line-of-sight to NGC 3239. *Click im... more »

"No Regret… Leave it All On The Field"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"No Regret… Leave it All On The Field"* by Bonnie Ware "Many years ago I heard an athlete, who had just lost a huge game, being interviewed by a reporter. This reporter asked the tough question “So what’s it going to be like living with all the regret of losing this big game?” The athlete immediately snapped back, “Regret! I don’t have any regret, I left it all on the field…” I know all of us have heard that expression before but I found it to be a very good preface for this particular blog post. Regret… tough word for some of us because of broken relationships or worse yet, maybe... more »

"A Good Fight..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow." ~ William McFee

Military Photo of the Day: A Search and Seizure Exercise Off San Diego Coast

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Marines on Boat] U.S. Marines approach a simulated enemy vessel during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise off the coast of San Diego on June 28, 2016. Thanks to Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans for taking this spectacular photograph!

Irony free zone

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
John McDonnell addressing a rally of Corbynistas last night with Diane Abbott by his side: "They've been potting and conniving. The only good thing about it: as plotters, they're f**king useless." Irony bypass? Video here at Guido Fawkes http://order-order.com/2016/07/13/mcdonnell-labour-plotters-fking-useless/

But....but...but....Will he use the "Hillary" Defense????

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*Provincial Flag of British Columbia* From the Vancouver Sun: Former B.C. government staffer expected to enter guilty plea in triple-delete email scandal A former government staffer charged with wilfully making false statements to B.C.’s privacy commissioner is expected to enter a guilty plea this week in relation to the *triple-delete email scandal *uncovered last fall. George Gretes, who worked as a ministerial assistant for Transportation Minister Todd Stone, was charged in March with two counts of wilfully making false statements to mislead, or attempt to mislead, the Informa... more »

July 12: Nearing the End Game?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 23 hours ago
Canada is sending a thousand troops into Latvia in move which could well trigger a world war - a nuclear world war. But that wasn't a big enough story to reach the pages of the irving press. The big, world news story is that Trudeau won't say whether Canada will continue to train soldiers in Ukraine. The headline, alone, tells the whole story - which, really, isn't much of a story. But the irving press took a half page to say it. There is virtually no news in the Canada and World section. There is nothing on the chaos that is gripping South America, nothing on the murders there to m... more »

The Long Kiss of Death Goodnight

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 23 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s @mikeflannigan59, on loan from Ari) "Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nominating process, and I congratulate her for that. 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." - Bernie Sanders, July 11, 2016, New Hampshire *C*ome on, Bernie bros, you knew this was coming. It was inevitable, like a 9.0 Richter-class fart after a ten course Tex Mex meal. Go ahead, it's OK to feel hurt, betrayed, bewildered. But with the political establishment's count... more »

#CorruptedTogether

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 23 hours ago
So essentially, tweeps, we're left with three choices: American Psycho, Mrs. Lloyd Blankfein & Elizabeth's Warren's Mom. Oh, joy. #Bernie — Mike Flannigan (@MikeFlannigan59) July 12, 2016 Much more on this later. In the meantime, let me impart an image that perfectly describes what I feel like and have felt like since Hillary announced. Yeah, it's kinda like that... more »

Turkey's Contradictory Role

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Vijay Prashad explains how will the recent ISIS terror attack at the Ataturk international airport might affect Turkey's relations in the region, and also discusses Turkey's ambiguous position regarding Russia and the insurgency in Syria - Newsclick and TRNN Joint Productio.

Sheep Dogging for Hillary

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Bernie Sanders joined Hillary Clinton today in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to declare his support for her candidacy for president. It's a sad day in America to see this sell out of the 'revolution' he kept talking about during his recent campaign. You don't create revolution by turning around and supporting the candidate of the banksters, the military industrial complex, the insurance industry, the pharmaceutical corporations, the fossil fuel industry, the corporate media and the rest of the pirate class. One key reason Sanders did not get the nomination from his party is because ... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Baton Rouge: “Put Those Damn Weapons Down!” ~Bill Quigley, Huff Post*

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day ago
[image: Goal Thermometer]There are several crucial congressional primaries left, particularly in Florida at the very end of August. Two 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 day ago
*a modern day warrior.* Take notice LSP, Grunt, LL, Hardnox, 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Yesterday, we did this! 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. Look for videos on Facebook and Twitter. Once again, we had great support from CUPE Ontario and the Peel District CUPE Council, along with several people from my own activist network. *Back to the table* Tomorrow the 1989 bargaining team is meeting to regroup and talk about the road ahead. The following day, Thursday, we are meeting with th... more »

Rebel Controlled Aleppo Now Under Siege

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

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Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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