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Thursday, July 14, 2016

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What Defines A Political Party? Its Entrenched Establishment Or Its Membership?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 minutes ago
3 swing state Quinnipiac polls came out yesterday showing Trump overtaking Clinton in Pennsylvania and Florida and tying her in Ohio. If she loses to the weakest and most divisive candidate the GOP has ever run, it should shatter a pernicious and self-serving Democratic establishment that serves nothing but its own selfish interests, almost always at the expense of the traditional concept of who Democrats are. This was covered brilliantly by Thomas Frank in his latest book, Listen Liberal-- What Ever Happened To The Party Of The People?"... and, less systematically, by the Bernie S... more »

France is Shaking, the Eiffel Tower is Burning, but There is a Way of Escape

Michael Brown at The Stream - 23 minutes ago
[image: Soldiers, police officers and firefighters walk near dead bodies covered with a blue sheets on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. At least 75 people were killed when a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display in the French resort of Nice, a lawmaker said on July 15. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)] I write these words at 9:17 PM, EDT, July 14, as the shocking, tragic news from France has been flooding the ... more »

10 Keys to Short Circuiting the Matrix

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 56 minutes ago
*John W. Whitehead* - Freedom arose from the hearts and minds of those who realized that they were slaves.

from the front lines, day 11

allan at wmtc - 1 hour ago
On Thursday, striking Mississauga library workers visited various branches in the system to talk with members of the community. Here are some reports and pictures. *Clarkson* "Our group was quite small, but had a big impact. We saw many patrons that attend our programs regularly. Many were picking up children from camp and were happy and surprised to see us. All were very supportive. One lady took the letter and walked away, then came back to tell us how much she supported us and how wrong it was that our Library Director got a 7.3% raise along with what City Manager Janice Baker m... more »

The Apocalyptic Interpretation of History in Joachim of Fiore and Ibn ‘Arabi

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
"Of importance is the fact that Joachim himself was never condemned as a heretic by the Church; rather, the ideas and movement surrounding him were condemned. Joachim the man was held in high regard during his lifetime." ( *Wikipedia*). *An excerpt from, "ISIS real name revealed: Expert explains apocalyptic word that's drawing Muslims to terror group's cause" By Hazel Torres, Christian Today, July 13, 2016:* "Just as in Christian eschatology, the talks of a final period of tribulation or judgment day and a series of battles between the believers and non-believers, Islam has the same... more »

Despite Marketing Efforts, Clinton and Trump Aren’t Changing

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton] If you love Hillary Clinton just the way she is, you’re in luck. If you adore Donald Trump and don’t want to ever see him change, congrats. But if you’re a passionate liberal who is sour on Clinton and hoping... more »

Trump Postpones VP Announcement, Citing France Attacks

Julie Pace & Jill Colvin at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: US Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump waves after addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2016 Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, March 21, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump abruptly postponed plans to announce his vice presidential pick following a day of rampant speculation, citing the “horrible attack” in Nice, France, that left scores dead. Trump had planned to hold his first event with... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
We lost power today because of bad weather. The back-up battery that I am using to power my computers is about to die. When power is restored (I have been told it will be in the next 2 or 3 hours), I will resume blogging and posting on what has happened in Nice (France) .... and on other news.

Truck Attack In Nice France. 70+ Killed. 150+ Wounded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *'Bodies are lying everywhere, gunmen are targeting hotels, nobody knows what to do - except hide': Eyewitnesses describe horrific scenes as lorry slams into crowd in Nice before driver emerged shooting * * At least 60 people feared dead and 150 injured in Bastille Day attack in Nice * Thousands of people on the promenade when the incident happened * Eyewitnesses have reported a gunfight between police and suspects * Witnesses said the driver crashed his truck into a group of people, jumped down and opened fire with a gun - footage shows bodies strewn in street Eyewi... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 14, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Sheena McKenzie, CNN:* *Iran nuclear deal one year out: The good, bad, and ugly* (CNN)After almost two years of negotiations, a deal was struck: Iran would rein in its nuclear program. Thursday marks one year since the landmark agreement -- called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action -- between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers, including the United States, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany. Under the deal, Iran must reduce its uranium stockpile by roughly 98%, phase out its centrifuges over the next 15 years, limit research activities, allow heightened inspecti... more »

World News Briefs -- July 14, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Vasily Maximov/Pool *Reuters*: *Kerry takes Syria strikes cooperation proposal to Russia* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took a proposal to boost military and intelligence cooperation against Islamic State and al Qaeda in Syria to Moscow on Thursday, despite doubts among U.S. defense and intelligence officials. U.S. officials described the visit as a test of Moscow's willingness to use its influence on the Syrian go... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Major Terror Attack Being Reported In Nice, France

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Several people have been injured as videos emerged showing people fleeing in panic. Daily Mail *The Guardian*: *Several killed after lorry drives into crowd in Nice – reports* Vehicle mounted kerb and struck people celebrating Bastille Day, local media sources claim A truck has crashed into a crowd gathered for France’s Bastille Day fireworks on the seafront of the southern city of Nice, French media have reported. The local police prefect of Alpes-Maritimes warned of an attack and asked Nice residents to stay indoors, France info radio reported. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 14, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in the Mediterranean Sea June 28, 2016. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Handout via Reuters *Reuters*:* U.S. arms sales approvals on track to reach nearly $40 billion* The U.S. government is on track to approve nearly $40 billion in foreign military sales in the 2016 fiscal year that ends October 1, down from $46.6 billion last year, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday. "We're tracking toward $40 billion. We're tracking tow... more »

Syria's Rebels Are Stunned That Turkey Now Wants To Normalise Ties With Assad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Erdogan and Assad during happier times in 2011 (AFP Photo) *The Guardian:* *Syrian rebels stunned as Turkey signals normalisation of Damascus relations* *Apparent policy shift could spell end to rebellion against Bashar al-Assad’s rule in Syria.* More than five years into Syria’s civil war, Turkey, the country that has most helped the rebellion against the rule of Bashar al-Assad, has hinted it may move to normalise relations with Damascus. The suggestion made by the Turkish prime minister, Binali Yıldırım, on Wednesday, stunned the Syrian opposition leadership, which Ankara hosts... more »

Is it News When Trump Is Caught Lying?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Normally we expect presidential candidates to stick to making their case without a stream-- let alone a gusher-- of blatant lies. So far PolitiFact has checked 79 of Trump's controversial public assertions. They only found 4 to be true, although another 14 were "mostly true," which means 10% of what he said was true enough. 90% wasn't. 40% of his statements have been outright lies and another 19% for the category "Pants on Fire"-- from his assertion that Ted Cruz's father was involved with assassinating JFK to more mundane nonsense, like Hillary being unpopular among women and the ... more »

Update on Peace Procession in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Earlier in the week I shared a video about the huge peace and love procession heading from eastern Ukraine toward the capital in Kiev. They are being harassed by the Nazis in Ukraine that are funded, armed and trained by the US. Now I've learned that another leg of the peace procession began walking from western Ukraine also toward Kiev where the two groups will meet. This is very special and if anything can save Ukraine from more civil war it is peaceful efforts like this. We need to see more of this everywhere. On July 25 I head to Korea where I will join the annual peace walk... more »

GOP Leaders, Conservatives End Bargaining at Convention

Alan Fram at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Barriers divide ninth street in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, July 14, 2016, marking the secure zone surrounding the Quicken Loans Arena, site of next week's Republican National Convention.] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Talks between top Republican Party officials and recalcitrant conservatives broke down Thursday, increasing the odds of nationally televised clashes that GOP leaders have been hoping to avoid at next week’s presidential nominating convention. Not addressed in the... more »

Resisting the Revisionists: Finally, a First Step

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this January 28, 2009 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends the 'Opening Plenary of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009' at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.] WASHINGTON -- “The most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War,” President Obama called it. A bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but it was still an achievement: Last week’s NATO summit in Warsaw ordered the... more »

Now They've Stolen "Normal" from Humanity....What's Left?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 3 hours ago
The New NormalMany dead as lorry hits crowd in Nice Yet another "Terror Attack" today...this time in Nice, France. Here's a report from the "Voice of *"They""....The BBC* I will have my comments to follow. A lorry has struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 70 people, officials are quoted as saying by local media. It happened on the famous Promenade des Anglais after a firework display. *The driver was "neutralised", and guns and grenades were found inside the lorry.* One image on Twitter showed about a dozen people lying ... more »

Keynesian vs Austrian Economics: Infographic

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
A remarkably even-handed infographic here on two major competing schools of economics. [image: ABCTvKeynes-1][image: ABCTvKeynes-2] Hat tip The Rational Standard, who have a brief snippet outlining the crux of the Austrian Business Cycle Theory. Good on them. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago

Republicans in Cleveland Will See Freedom From Religion Sign, But Not God is Not Dead 2 Sign

The Stream at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Freedom from religion convention ad] A giant outdoor billboard declaring that “Church and state are, and must remain, separate” with a picture of Ronald Reagan will greet Republicans attending the party’s convention next week as they drive in from the airport. What they won’t see is... more »

See and Decide: Is Target Bathroom Voyeur a Man or Woman?

Blake Neff at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: 16steinberg_CA0-articleLarge] A man in Idaho was arrested on voyeurism charges Tuesday after he tried photographing women as they changed clothes in a Target changing room. Media such as The New York Times and LGBTQ Nation have consistently described Sean Patrick Smith, who prefers... more »

Never let a good crisis go to waste–how the new PM just turned the UK away from warmism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
So maybe May isn’t the total ho-hoper many Britons thought she might be. While everyone was still agog over Brexit and admiring David Cameron’s parting jokes, she moved while their gaze was averted to enthrone Boris as Foreign Secretary, and to create one new department while peremptorily disestablishing another. We’ll get to that shortly, as the media and opponents will too, eventually. As you’d expect, most of this morning’s headlines are because she’s appointed a buffoon to head abroad and bat for Britain. But how much worse is that than the usual awful office-holders, you w... more »

France – At Least 60 Dead As Truck Plows Into Crowd In Nice

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
At least 60 people have died and more than 100 were injured tonight after a lorry was driven deliberately into a crowd out celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice. BFM TV said that authorities have classified the the incident as an “attack.” According to an eyewitness report cited by BFM, the driver of the truck shouted, “Allahu Akbar!” before the attack. The Express reports: French officials have confirmed that they are investigating a terrorist attack and there are unconfirmed reports that there are gunmen on the loose in the city. French TV channel iTele tonight repor... more »

Large 3D Map Of Distant Galaxies Hides Secret Of Dark Matter In Universe

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The largest ever 3D map of the 95% of the universe that is dark has been constructed by a team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers. Using the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey program, part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II, researchers hope to accurately measure the expansion of the Universe, fueled by the elusive and unexplained dark energy. Measuring the acoustic scale across cosmic history scientists hope to test Einstein’s General Relativity at the cosmological scale and determine the amount of dark matter and dark energy in the universe which would in turn determin... more »

Military Photo of the Day: A Coast Guardsman Comes Home

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Coast Guard] A U.S. Coast Guardsman reunites with his daughter after returning to San Diego on the Cutter Haddock. Welcome home, hero!

#Pray4Nice: Terrorist Slams Truck Into Crowd in Nice, France; At Least 77 Dead

Ciaran Fahey & Raphael Satter at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Police officers seal off the area of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. A spokesman for France's Interior Ministry says there are likely to be "several dozen dead" after a truck drove into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice.] NICE, France (AP) -- A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who’... more »

Another Solyndra? Lawmakers Worry This Obama-Backed Solar Project Could Fail

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: The Ivanpah Solar Power Facility is located in the Mojave Desert of California.] House lawmakers grilled a Interior Department official over the green energy projects on federal lands, in particular taking aim at the troubled Ivanpah solar energy plant. Georgia Republican Rep. Jody Hice even suggested Ivanpah, which has trouble living up to... more »

A New Green History of the World

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 5 hours ago
 *A New Green History of the World* (2007) is the new and improved version of *A Green History of the World* (1991), which was translated into 13 languages. British historian Clive Ponting did a fantastic amount of research, and then refined it into a very readable, mind-altering 400-page book (a silver bullet cure for folks suffering from denial). It spans the two million year saga of our hominid ancestors, devoting most attention to the last 12,000 years, the era of thunder footprints. Ponting provides numerous charts displaying the skyrocketing growth of many unsustainable ... more »

“We’re witnessing a complete breakdown in western values” [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: Crowd Protesting Against Government] While so many blather about “invasions” from without, *Simon Black* has observed that the system of mixed-economy, “i.e., a mixture of capitalism and statism, of freedom and controls,” is unravelling from within (as all mongrel compromises must) into its two major constituent components [NB: Amusingly, what statists call neo-liberalism is actually the mixed economy, which is what *they* confuse with capitalism]: Wealth and income inequality is real, and the gap is growing. So is the consequent rise of socialism. *People know they’re... more »

Interesting Discussion of Industry Responses to Marijuana Legalization Efforts

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
*Christopher Ingraham**. *July 13, 2016. One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana. The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/13/one-striking-chart-shows-why-pharma-companies-are-fighting-legal-marijuana/?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1 *Ellen Brown*. July 8, 2016. Monsanto, Bayer, and the Push for Corporate Cannabis. Counter Punch. http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/08/monsanto-bayer-and-the-push-for-corporate-cannabis/

Interesting Discussion of Industry Responses to Marijuana Legalization Efforts

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
*Christopher Ingraham**. *July 13, 2016. One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana. The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/13/one-striking-chart-shows-why-pharma-companies-are-fighting-legal-marijuana/?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1 *Ellen Brown*. July 8, 2016. Monsanto, Bayer, and the Push for Corporate Cannabis. Counter Punch. http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/08/monsanto-bayer-and-the-push-for-corporate-cannabis/

'We are Called to be Peacemakers'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
The latest edition of *This Issue* features two members of the Zumwalt 12 who were arrested at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Maine on June 18 when they blocked a shipyard road and gate prior to the ‘christening’ of a new Zumwalt ‘stealth’ destroyer that will be aimed at China. Poet and Jungian analyst John Peck (Brunswick) and nurse practitioner and psychotherapist Connie Jenkins (Orono) describe their motivations for risking arrest at the shipyard.

Cleveland City Council Passes ‘Transgender’ Bathroom Ordinance

Amber Randall at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: All Gender Bathrooms Equality of Genders Fluidity - 900] The Cleveland City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve an ordinance that lets transgenders use the bathroom according to their "gender identity" rather than their biological sex. The ordinance, passed in a 16-0 vote, allows transgenders to use the locker... more »

The Overwhelming Majority of Americans Are Terrified of This Year’s Election Results

Phillip Stucky at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Hillary Clinton - 900] A strong majority of likely voters are afraid of the results of the general election, according to an AP poll published Thursday. Eighty-one percent of likely voters reported they are afraid of at least one of the candidates winning the... more »

America the Dangerous — And What Can Be Done

Jim Tonkowich at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: American Flag Storm Dark - 900] So far in July, the U. S. State Department issued warnings to Americans traveling to Laos, Venezuela, South Sudan, Mali, Iraq and Bangladesh. We expect that the State Department would do this sort of thing to keep American citizens safe.... more »

Mary Jane anagram Pokeman

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Hey Mary Jane you know your eponymist everyone wants to be called by your name and when they go to Mexico the cartels label the stuff they send north the same way and every car built on the slave labour line is welded with your blood and sweat just grateful for the dead and they are not one yeat its yeats and chacuher and quilts of fiber opticsa\ doging the bullets to get pokeman monsters from the street What can we say about the hulu wheel its was an ancient polynisisn dance appropriated in plastic that swept the world away and made everyone the same just swinging those hip in a skillf... more »

Patrick Murphy's Algae Bloom Crisis Of Character

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
At the behest of Wall Street, Schumer and the Democratic Party establishment have poured everything it's got into bolstering Patrick Murphy's pathetic Senate campaign-- even to the point of attempting the smear and destroy progressive icon Alan Grayson and his career. Schumer went so far as to threaten Bernie Sanders' hoped-for committee chairmanship if he did anything to help Grayson win the primary. Nonetheless, yesterday's poll from Quinnipiac showed Rubio beating Murphy 50-37% and-- with all the sabotage and public pummeling from Schumer and Reid-- beating Grayson by nearly as... more »

Mary Jane the anagram for Pokeman

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Hey Mary Jane you know your eponymist everyone wants to be called by your name and when they go to Mexico the cartels label the stuff they send north the same way and every car built on the slave labour line is welded with your blood and sweat just grateful for the dead and they are not one yeat its yeats and chacuher and quilts of fiber opticsa\ doging the bullets to get pokeman monsters from the street What can we say about the hulu wheel its was an ancient polynisisn dance appropriated in plastic that swept the world away and made everyone the same just swinging those hip in a skillf... more »

The Islamic State's Global Strategy (In One Graphic)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
ISIS Global Strategy | FindTheData

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Gives A Rare Interview To NBC News

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*NBC*:* Bashar Al-Assad Says U.S. Is 'Not Serious' About Defeating ISIS* DAMASCUS, Syria — A defiant Bashar al-Assad expressed confidence that Syria's bloody war could be won within months, saying Russia's intervention has helped tip the scales toward victory. Assad spoke exclusively to NBC News on Wednesday at his office in Damascus in a wide-ranging interview about the Syrian war, ISIS, the U.S. and his legacy. He was unruffled by the State Department branding his vow to retake every inch of Syria as "delusional," saying it was only a matter of time until he regained full contr... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Is In Moscow To Discuss Syria (And Other Issues)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*VOA:* *Kerry in Moscow Seeking Russian Cooperation in Syria* MOSCOW — John Kerry is visiting Moscow in an effort to secure Russian cooperation in anti-terror operations in Syria, despite a breakdown in U.S.-Russia relations over Ukraine, NATO and other issues that have left both sides simmering with distrust. The secretary of state's two days of talks with the Russians are formally expected to touch on a wide range of issues; but, leaked reports first published by The Washington Post suggest the U.S. diplomat is offering Putin something dramatic: a U.S.-Russia military alliance a... more »

US Offering Russia A Military Pact On Coordinating Military Operations In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrive for a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin *Newsweek*: *US Proposal to Russia on Syria Cooperation Includes Joint Headquarters* A new United States proposal to Russia on cooperation in Syria includes the offer of a new joint military headquarters to coordinate armed attacks against extremist groups in the country. Washington has issued a proposal to Russia that would see greater cooperation against radical groups in northern Syria, such as the Al-Qaed... more »

Woman Jailed For Three Years Over ‘Cruel’ James Bulger Tweets

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A woman has been sentenced to three years in prison after admitting to sending disturbing Twitter messages to the mother of murdered toddler, James Bulger. Chloe Cowan from Margate in Kent had pleaded guilty to stalking involving serious alarm or distress at an earlier hearing at Canterbury Crown Court. The BBC reports: She had posed as one of the toddler’s killers and as his ghost in the tweets. Cowan was given a restraining order, prohibiting her from making any contact with James’ parents or their family. In addition, she was banned for 10 years from using any device with interne... more »

Carnivorous Dinosaur With Tiny T-Rex Like Arms Found In Argentina

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The fossils of a new meat-eating two-legged dinosaur have been discovered in Argentina with small short arms resembling those of a Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex). The new dinosaur named Gualicho shinya evolved independently of T-rex despite both having tiny arms. The BBC reports: The 90 million-year-old animal from northern Patagonia measured about 7.6m long and would have weighed about a tonne – about the same as a polar bear. Details of the work by an international team appear in the journal Plos One. Like Tyrannosaurus rex, the new Gualicho shinyae is a theropod, one of the two-legge...more »

LGBT History Lessons Edging Closer to California Classrooms

LISA LEFF at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Classroom school] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After multiple delays, California education officials are moving to comply with the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay people and LGBT rights milestones in history classes. A curriculum outline scheduled to be... more »

July 14: There was a world that was.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
But that world isn't any more. Ah, let's see now. What's the big story of the day In Moncton? Wow! The New Brunswick Liquor board is going to sell beer at Quebec prices. Hey, climate change is a solved problem. We just drink more beer in the summer. And a Mercedes-Benz dealership is opening in Dieppe. What a great chance for temporary, minimum wage jobs! And Timmie's Ice Capp is now available in stores. It's a full life. Most newspapers lie to people with skilful propaganda. But nobody at the irving press knows how to do that. So they just stupefy us with brainless trash. _________... more »

Amnesty – Hundreds Forcibly Disappeared In Egypt Government Crackdown

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
According to a new report by Amnesty International, there has been an “unprecedented spike” in enforced disappearances in Egypt since early 2015, as the government seeks to quash dissent. The rights group say that Egypt’s security services have forcibly made hundreds of people disappear and tortured them in the past year to try to tackle dissent. According to the report, students, political activists and protesters, some as young as 14, have vanished without a trace Press TV reports: The UK-based rights body said Wednesday that the Egyptian government has been increasingly relying... more »

Con man watch: Comey the God and the ad for Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016The marked emails which weren't:* On Tuesday morning, July 5, Comey the God strode before the nation's TV cameras. He was about to depart from normal procedure by discussing the FBI's recommendation in a criminal case which wasn't. He knew this wasn't normal procedure. You knew that because he said this: COMEY THE GOD (7/5/16): Good morning. I'm here to give you an update on the FBI's investigation of Secretary Clinton's use of a personal e-mail system during her time as secretary of state. After a tremendous amount of work over the last year, the FBI is co...more »

Chinese Spy Sentenced In U.S. Court For Stealing Top Secret Military Information

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A map of China as seen through a magnifying glass on a computer scree, January 2, 2014. The U.S. has sentenced a Chinese hacker to 46 months in prison for stealing military information. EDGAR SU/REUTERS *Washington Post:* *46-month sentence for businessman who helped Chinese military hackers* A businessman who admitted helping Chinese military officers as they hacked into the computer systems of U.S. defense contractors and stole significant information was sentenced Wednesday to three years and 10 months in prison, authorities said. Su Bin, 51, a Chinese national who also went by...more »

U.S. Army Is Warning Its Personnel To Avoid 37 American Cities For Fear That Anti-Police Demonstrations May Turn Violent

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Reuters/Sait Serkan Gurbuz *Washington Times*: *U.S. military told to avoid 37 American cities for fear anti-police protests may turn violent* The Army last week warned all military personnel in the United States to avoid 37 American cities this week over concerns that anti-police protests, dubbed “Days of Rage,” are planned and could turn violent. The July 8 notice from the U.S. Army North said there is a potential for violence or criminal activities in the aftermath of the shootings of five Dallas police officers. The Army notice appears based on an online rumor, since denied, t... more »

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Creates Its Own Perfect Beer Using Math

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A London based start-up firm is using artificial intelligence (AI) to brew beer that would always be evolving toward perfection, using customer feedback. Newsweek reports: London-based IntelligentX is the world’s first firm to brew beer with the help of artificial intelligence. The startup is using an algorithm called Automated Brewing Intelligence (ABI) to collect customer feedback data through a Facebook Messenger bot in order to improve the recipes of its beer. “Over the last six months we’ve iterated the algorithm and improving the algorithm and improving the beers,” Hew Leith, ... more »

Pack Of squirrels Attack Three-Year-Old Boy In Cornwall

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A boy of three was hospitalized after feeding wild squirrels at a park in Cornwall. West Briton reports: Mum Sophie Renouf, 22, was enjoying a walk in Tehidy woods with son Finley when he reached out to feed one of the creatures, but he was left horrified when five more suddenly burst out of the undergrowth and leapt on him. Miss Renouf from Redruth said: “There was literally one squirrel there and my son, as you would, fed him as usual. “Next thing, six of them came running out of the hedge and then, all of a sudden, all I remember is him screaming. “I looked – and there was blood ... more »

New PM’s Right Hand Man – Britain’s “unilateral and monstrous act of self-harm, the Climate Change Act

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Does Theresa May’s abolition of DECC actually mean we will see a change in climate policy? Or is it just a way to save money and make space for Liam Fox’s new Trade Dept? One clue that may give us hope is that the new PM’s right hand man and […]

Food Stamp Use Dropping Due to Restored Work Requirements

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In this November 20, 2014 file photo, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers opening remarks at the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Food Stamp Act at the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. The Food Stamp Program, now the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), offers nutrition assistance to millions of low-income individuals and families.] The number of people receiving food stamps has declined sharply due in part to the reinstatement of work requirements earlier this year, according to a report Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (U... more »

Rubio’s Lead Grows in Senate Race

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Marco Rubio] Sen. Marco Rubio has a growing lead over his Florida Democratic candidates, a new Quinnipiac University poll has found. Rubio leads Rep. Patrick Murphy by 50-37 percent, a 6-point shift in Rubio's favor since last month. Rubio also leads Rep.... more »

‘Extinct’ Volcano On Outskirts Of Rome Rumbles Back To Life

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The Colli Albani volcano complex near Rome is waking up. The long thought extinct volcano is showing signs of life again and geologists are warning that an eruption could be as destructive as Mt. Vesuvius (which destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii in 79 DA) with severe consequences for Rome. A scientific study suggests the onset of a new volcanic cycle at Colli Albani that could lead to a possible eruption. Although the study does not predict an eruption for another 1000 years, the volcano is overdue an eruption by a few thousand years in its 31,000 year cycle. International Busine... more »

Shocking Child Abuse Report ‘Buried’ By Church Of England

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A damning report on the horrific sexual and physical abuse of youngsters at a former children’s home was published on the same day that Theresa May was appointed Prime Minister. Critics have accused Church of England ministers of attempting to “bury bad news”, saying they should have delayed the publication of such a serious report until after former home secretary was officially made PM. RT reports: Published on Wednesday, the review presented “harrowing” evidence of physical and sexual abuse at Kendall House in Gravesend, Kent, over a 20-year period. It found vulnerable girls were...more »

No More DECC

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/14/britains-new-prime-minister-drives-a-stake-through-the-heart-of-the-green-vampire/ Not exactly hot off the press, as I have been out all day! But here is Deller’s take on the long overdue scrapping of DECC: Official: Britain no longer has “the greenest government ever.” Incoming Prime Minister Theresa May has driven a stake through the heart of her […]

White House To Release The Still Secret 28 Pages On Alleged Saudi ties To 9/11 In The Coming Days

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The second tower of the World Trade Center explodes into flames after being hit by a airplane, New York September 11, 2001 with the Brooklyn bridge in the foreground. Photo: Reuters *CNN:* *28 pages on alleged Saudi ties to 9/11 to be released as soon as Friday* (CNN)The long-classified pages detailing alleged Saudi Arabia government ties to the 9/11 hijackers will be released by Congress as early as Friday, sources told CNN Thursday. Known as the "28 pages," the document was part of a 2002 Congressional investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks and has been classified since the repo... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
My neighbourhood has just been hit with a tornado (at least that is what the media is saying). I did not see the funnel, but the rain that fell down was something that I only seen once in my life, and that was a F1 hurricane in Florida 20 or so years ago. A lot of branches and debris everywhere, and popped windows for some of my neighbours. Electricity is out but the phone lines are working. I am operating on my own generator right now. I am going to help my neighbours now. Will return to blogging when I can. *Update 14:30 EST*: A lot of branches and two of neighbours lost some of t... more »

Donald Trump To Pick Indiana Governor Mike Pence As His Vice President Running Mate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Donald Trump (right) shakes hands with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Photo: Reuters *WNU Editor:* Both* Roll Call *and the *New York Times* are announcing this. What's my take .... I predicted this yesterday .... *Donald Trump To Choose Indiana Governor Mike Pence As His Vice President Running Mate* (My Prediction). As to what is my take on this choice .... I do not know enough on Governor Mike Pence to forward an opinion .... so please give me time as I research on who is he, his positions on the issues, and what will he bring to the Republican ticket. As to who will be Hillary Clinton... more »

French President Hollande’s Barber Earns $132,000 Each Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*France 24*: *French President Hollande’s barber ‘makes €10,000 a month’, sworn to secrecy* The barber who tends to French President François Hollande’s hair earns a monthly net income of €9,895, a French newspaper revealed Wednesday, adding that the hairdresser is also committed to secrecy and needs to be available 24/7. Identified only as Olivier B., the president’s hairdresser started on his five-year contract when Hollande took office in 2012. The contract also includes perks including financial aid with housing “and other family-related advantages”, weekly satirical newspape... more »

Reports: Indiana Governor Pence is Trump’s VP Pick

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Trump and Pence - 900] The Donald Trump vice-presidential guessing game is over, according to widespread reports, and the winner is Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Roll Call first broke the story citing an anonymous source, The Indianapolis Star then reported that Pence has dropped his re-election campaign in order to... more »

Interview: Why the Nation Needs the Conscience Protection Act

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Silenced Doctor - 900] On Wednesday, the House voted to enshrine into law the right of pro-life medical professionals to go to court to stop states from forcing them to insure, fund or provide abortions. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), a former pastor and current Air... more »

President of Syria - Bashar al Assad "Owns" NBC Interviewer

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Dr. Bashar al Assad* *President of Syria* I literally laughed out loud several times while watching this very recent interview of Syrian President Bashar al Assad by the Brit-accented minion interviewer, representing the *US TV network NBC.* I laughed *out of embarrassment for the NBC fellow *who was paid to ask such stupid and provocative questions. The poor guy was made to look like an idiot goon as he asked Assad such questions as *"Did he feel bad about having blood on his hands by killing the terrorists?" *And *"Did he know that history has already judged him as being a "rut... more »

A Year After the Planned Parenthood Sting Videos: What We Can’t Unsee

Anika Smith at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood - 900] A year ago today, disturbing images and shocking admissions stung the conscience of a nation. What unfolded as more undercover videos were released was a drama where it seemed like half the country watched in horror while the other half... more »

Global Shortage Predicted Yet Americans Now Trash 50% of Food Supply

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - The real change will occur when we rediscover what real food looks, feels and taste like.

Pokémon GO...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*yea or nay? * Your thoughts?

Study warning of toxic leaks from Damien Hirst’s work may not be reliable, says author

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A study that found high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde leaking from an exhibition by a prominent British artist may have unreliable data, according to its corresponding author. The 2016 study about Damien Hirst’s exhibition at the Tate gallery in London in 2012 — which involved keeping dead animals in formaldehyde in glass cases — […] The post Study warning of toxic leaks from Damien Hirst’s work may not be reliable, says author appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Sanders Didn't Lose the Black Vote; He Never Had It

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Yvette Carnell, speaking after the March 15 Super Tuesday voting. At 2:15: "This was our opportunity to go somewhere [other than to conservative Democrats] and to prove that you're going to [have to] treat us right ... this was our moment. So I'm not sure we're going to have another moment like this ... and we wasted it." She adds later, if blacks had split their votes 50-50, Sanders would be winning — in March (h/t NateRoberts at r/Kossacks_for_Sanders).* *by Gaius Publius* Without understanding why the most left wing constituency in the US delivers its vote reliably to the most... more »

South Koreans Ignore Demands to Stop 'Useless Protest' against U.S. Missile Deployments

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has ordered the nation, "Stop the useless discussions on the US THAAD" missile defense (MD) deployment. Korean citizens led by the major political party leaders, and most importantly local residents, are responding: "Democracy is not useless but the US THAAD might!" They demand a democratic process from both the Korean and American governments. The deployment decision was made unilaterally without any explanation, discussion, and consultation. In other words, this issue is not just about the offensive US THAAD in the heart of Northeast Asia th... more »

The 2020 Census and the Re-Indigenization of America

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 11 hours ago
I've been on the road and have been neglecting this page. Thought I would post an article I recently wrote for Truthout's Public Intellectual Page Re the 2020 Census. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/36514-the-2020-census-and-the-re-indigenization-of-america

Mike Philbin - Introversions & Dichotomies - The Holy Trinity paintings 2016

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
Yes, I was brought up a Catholic with the concept of The Holy Trinity aka God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, so it's no surprise (is it really?) that oftentimes I paint these Introversions and Dichotomies in threes. In these latest ones I also used three colours per work, well 2.5 Matchpots so God the Half Ghost if we're adhering to indoctrinated conditions... and they're titled, too. *Rh+* *Rh-* *O*


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 11 hours ago
*Even When School Choice Works, Critics Call it a Failure* Thomas Paine recommended vouchers to help parents afford private schools for their children more than 200 years ago. While most college students today use vouchers to attend public or private colleges and universities, the concept remains needlessly controversial when it comes to parents using them for their school-age children. For example, in a recent Washington Post article Emma Brown recently claimed school choice hasn’t worked based on evidence from New York City, where students are no longer assigned to public high s... more »

The Sickness Of Political Correctness: Black Lives Matter Is Ridiculous Because ALL LIVES MATTER!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
I received some interesting emails and a few comments these last few days asking me to give my views about this "Black Lives Matter" crap that is all over the media, and to put in my own two cents worth on what I see is really happening... I figured I would oblige simply because all of this is again nothing more than the bullcrap of "political correctness" now gone wild..... First and foremost, I do want to present a link to an article that was posted through Mike Adam's Natural News website that gives a great perspective on what this "political correctness" is truly all about and ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 11 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Saudi Arabia's new generation of jihadists poses a whole new kind of threat "Traces of nitroglycerine were found at the locations of each of last week's explosions and preliminary investigations suggest the explosives were of a type used by the military." Email-Gate Blowback - Trump Takes Lead Over Clinton In 3 Key Swing States South China Sea Tensions Surge After Taiwan Deploys Frigate, China Warns Of "Air Defense Zone" UK Parliamentary Report Finds US Allies Are Covertly Funding ISIS Chris Christie Accused of Hiding Emails Did Citi Just Confiscate $1 Bill... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 11 hours ago
*South Australian "green" energy faltering* *When they shut down their last coal-fired electricity generator, S.A. crowed about how their electricity was now wholly "green". That was a typical Greenie lie from the beginning. They rely on importing electricity from Victoria when the wind isn't blowing. And that electricity is generated by burning "dirty" LaTrobe brown coal, the most polluting form of coal.They thought they could get away with that but now they are hitting problems. The interconnector from Victoria can only supply so much power and that is often not enough. So... more »

Alleged Nuclear Blast at New Taipei City's Wanli District May 16, 2016

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
A friend sent the link to this article describing an alleged nuclear blast at New Taipei City's Wanli District occurred on May 16, 2016: Stephanie Chao. June 2, 2016. Cover-up': Leaked photos suggest nuclear plant blast, China Post, http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2016/06/02/468075/Cover-up-Leaked.htm Taiwan Power Co. faced allegations Thursday that it had attempted to cover up an explosion at the Second Nuclear Power Plant in mid-May, after a lawmaker revealed leaked photos apparently showing charred reactor equipment. New Power Party Legislator Huan... more »

More Strange Skies at Daiichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Strangely illuminated sky over Daiichi again today with very heavy "fog" hanging over the plant: I am totally at a loss to explain this phenomenon. One thought is that the rising light is the moon, although I've never seen the moon 'RISE' like this over Daiichi and the description below of today's moon phase is not consistent with the observations of the light rising below: Today's moon phase here: http://www.moongiant.com/phase/today/ TODAY - Thursday, July 14, 2016 The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illumina... more »

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
That's French for Happy Bastille Day. July 14th marks the day in 1789 when angry crowds stormed the Bastille prison in Paris, sparking the French Revolution. Wall Street obviously does not celebrate Bastille Day. However, if you're in the vicinity, the *New York Times* suggests that rather than storming The Tombs or Rikers Island, you ponder the statue of Joan of Arc in Riverside Park and then float by the Statue of Liberty, which was donated by the French people. As much as Donald Trump would love to replace it with a Wall, and as much as Barack Obama continues to deport Latin Amer... more »

Another Betrayal

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 11 hours ago
Stephen Harper's public career has been filled with betrayals. He added another one last week. Brent Rathgeber writes: Wildrose Leader Brian Jean was in the crowd for this year’s riding association BBQ — feeling less than festive, no doubt. Patrons were expecting Harper merely to announce that he was resigning as their MP. Instead, he enthusiastically and unequivocally endorsed Jason Kenney for the leadership of the PC Party of Alberta — instantly turning a social gathering into a campaign event. It’s important to remember just how unusual an action this was for the former prime ... more »

"Trump's Shocking Surge Continues: Ties Hillary In Latest NYT Poll"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Trump's Shocking Surge Continues: Ties Hillary In Latest NYT Poll"* By Amy Chozick and Dalia Sussman "Hillary Clinton has emerged from the F.B.I. investigation into her email practices as secretary of state a wounded candidate with a large and growing majority of voters saying she cannot be trusted, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. As Mrs. Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination at the convention in Philadelphia this month, she will confront an electorate in which 67 percent of voters say she is not honest and trustworthy. That number is u... more »

"To Sell Your Soul..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul- would you understand why that's much harder?" - Ayn Rand, “The Fountainhead” ○ "Selling your soul" means letting others determine your values and your convictions. "Keeping your soul" means being independent, taking the responsibility of thinking and deciding for yourself, choosing to live by your own values.

Study: 4 Nations at Higher Risk of Olympics-Fueled Zika Outbreak

Mike Stobbe at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Rio_2016_Olympics_offices__1468502669_71.164.139.145] NEW YORK (AP) -- The upcoming Olympic games are not likely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk, according to a new government estimate. U.S. researchers... more »

WTF - Channeling Stocks?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
Something utterly new has popped up. As I have posted in the past, my daughter is able to channel spirits generally and uses automatic typing in order to allow them to communicate clearly. She has been doing this for over two years with significant success that cannot be attributed to prior knowledge. As recently posted this has led to the recognition that a spirit released from its physical existence early can jump side saddle to another living person in order to at least vicariously gain life experience. This is not a bad outcome. This also is confirmed by the known ins... more »

There’s no Mistake: a Universal Basic Income Would Work

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
As usual no one has really though this through and all seem to sell the idea of human idleness. This is rubbish. as i have clearly stated there is a natural way forward that makes the system simple and incredibly productive while completely eliminating poverty. That natural way is to understand that the role of society through governance is to provide a minimum bid for all available labor based on the following criteria: 1. Four hours light duty per day for six days every week. This adds up to twenty four hours and releases the person to pursue studies, other work and yes i... more »

Psyhic Adventure

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
I traveled recently to Alberta for a family reunion. This allowed myself and my daughter to investigate a family tragedy using what is called loosely psychic means. In the circumstance, thirty three years ago, the teenage step daughter of a cousin was abducted. The investigation was seriously faulty due to the rural setting and no body was ever recovered and no real lead appeared that was promising. Yet several days later, the girl's school books and bag were tossed near a local river long after a torrential rainfall which excluded a same time event. The perpetrator obviousl... more »

Taking a New Line on Drugs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
This report in the UK introduces common sense into the problem of drug abuse. Best yet it includes all drugs and completely gives up the utterly failed prohibition approach. I had posted as much several years ago but now the time has come to actually try this someplace somewhere. It will be very welcome, but also not easy to impliment although our experience in tobacco and alcohol is promising. Harm reduction is an ongoing work in progress and we have actually seen much progress, often voluntary. Both are far less the problem they were only forty years ago, at least in Can... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Refinements of Light Beings leads to connections of Gaia portals

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*Refinements of Light Beings leads to connections of Gaia portals* by ÉirePort Refinements of Light Beings leads to connections of Gaia portals. Fleshes of stations are standardized for Higher Realms. Outer barriers are relinquished. Moorings of Galactics are formed. ÉirePort | July 14, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-zg

Ginsburg Regrets ‘Ill-Advised’ Criticism of Trump

MARK SHERMAN at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Ginsburg says she regrets comments on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Thursday for “ill-advised” public criticism of Donald Trump, promising to be more discreet in the future. The leader of the court’s liberal wing sought to quiet complaints that she crossed... more »

Court's discretion to refuse to hear a party remaining in breach of order

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
*R. v. Weber*, 2016 BCCA 279: [16] The decision to hear or to refuse to hear a party who has not cured a wilful breach of a court order is a matter of the court’s discretion: Larkin v. Glase, 2009 BCCA 321 at para. 34. That discretion may be exercised where the order under appeal is the very order, or closely connected to the order, that the party has refused to obey. This is true even where, for example, a contempt order is challenged on jurisdictional or constitutional grounds: Dickie v. Dickie (2006), 78 O.R. (3d) 1 (C.A.) per Laskin J.A. in dissent at para. 84; appeal al... more »

1st retraction for cancer researcher who doctored data in 11 studies

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A cancer journal has retracted a paper co-authored by a researcher who falsified or fabricated data in 11 studies, according to an investigation by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). In December 2015, an ORI probe into the work of Girija Dasmahapatra concluded that he had …duplicated, reused, and/or relabeled Western blot panels and mouse […] The post 1st retraction for cancer researcher who doctored data in 11 studies appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Afghan Government Rejects Peace Talks With Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*RFE:** Afghan Government: No Plans To Revive Peace Talks With Taliban* The Afghan president's office said there are currently no plans to try to kick-start peace talks with the Taliban. Haroon Chakhansuri, spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani, said on July 14 that a four-nation group created in hopes of starting talks with Talbian representatives had no plans to meet, the AP reported. The group -- which is made up of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the United States -- has met five times this year in both Kabul and Pakistan. But Taliban representatives refused to participate in... more »

Report: The Afghan Taliban’s New Leader Akhundzada Lacks ‘Influence’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Photo:* Taliban new leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is seen in an undated photograph, posted on a Taliban twitter feed on May 25, 2016, and identified separately by several Taliban officials, who declined be named. Social Media/File Photo *New York Times*:* Taliban’s New Leader, More Scholar Than Fighter, Is Slow to Impose Himself* KABUL, Afghanistan — The early tenure of the Taliban’s new leader, a low-key religious scholar seen as a potential unifier, has been notable for lacking the drama his predecessor seemed unable to shake. But even after two months in the role, Mawla... more »

A Look At How U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan Have Changed Under President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *NPR:* *CHART: How The U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan Have Changed Under Obama* President Obama came into office pledging to end the U.S. military role in Afghanistan's war. But on Wednesday, the president announced there will still be around 8,400 American troops there when he leaves office in January, more than 15 years after America launched what's become the longest war in its history. In his first few years in office, Obama dramatically ramped up the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, from a little over 30,000 to more than 100,000 troops at the pea... more »

Top U.S. General In Afghanistan: U.S. Forces Are Now Fighting Against The Afghan Taliban On A Daily Basis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Army *VOA:* *Taliban Pose 'Almost Daily' Challenge for US Troops in Afghanistan* BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN — The top U.S. general in Afghanistan says his forces are using their new authorities—which include airstrikes against the Taliban--"almost daily” in support of the Afghan government's efforts to rid the country of insurgents and terrorists. Speaking at Bagram Air Field on Tuesday, General John "Mick" Nicholson, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said his troops are now better equipped to help Afghan forces take the offensive against the Taliban, a... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Stuck with a hundred and one things to do this morning. Military and Intelligence News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST, World News Briefs will be posted at 18:00 EST.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Regrets Criticizing Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Ginsburg Says She Regrets ‘Ill-Advised’ Comments on Trump* * She says judges should avoid discussing political candidates * Justice had called Trump ‘a faker’ in media interview U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she regrets criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling her remarks over the past week "ill-advised" and vowing to be more careful in the future. Ginsburg had drawn rebukes for calling Trump "a faker" and saying she didn’t want to think about the possibility he might be elected. Legal-ethics experts said the comments, ... more »

Southern Europeans Are Overwhelmingly Hostile To The Current Surge Of Migrants Into Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*(Click on Image to enlarge)* *PEW Research*: *Europeans Fear Wave of Refugees Will Mean More Terrorism, Fewer Jobs* *Sharp ideological divides across EU on views about minorities, diversity and national identity.* The recent surge of refugees into Europe has featured prominently in the anti-immigrant rhetoric of right-wing parties across the Continent and in the heated debate over the UK’s decision to exit the European Union. At the same time, attacks in Paris and Brussels have fueled public fears about terrorism. As a new Pew Research Center survey illustrates, the refugee cris... more »

Report: U.S. Missile Defense Will Not Stop A North Korean Missile Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A flight test of the exercising elements of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system is launched by the 30th Space Wing and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency at the Vandenberg AFB, California June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Gene Blevins *L.A. Times*:* U.S. missile defense system is 'simply unable to protect the public,' report says* The system designed to defend American cities and towns against a nuclear attack by North Korea is “simply unable to protect the U.S. public” and will remain ineffective unless Congress exerts rigorous oversight, according to a new report. The report, to ... more »

Dubya....Drunk?...or Demented...You be the Judge

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*George W. Bush...acting Drunk on the Stage at the* *Memorial for the latest victims of False Flag Gladio* *Note Michael's skirt....What's with the wierd lengths?* But, seriously, folks...wouldn't you drink if you were responsible for two illegal wars, killing millions of men, women and children.... and destroying two sovereign nations? Or, maybe he's setting the stage (no pun intended) for a legal defense of "dementia"...should he and mob partner Tony Bliar be hauled away to an international criminal court....which, in a world governed by the rule of law...would have happened years ... more »

United Nations probing freedom of assembly in United States

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Photo Baton Rouge, La. July 2016 By Brenda Norrell Censored News Update: UN Rapporteur adds Baton Rouge to visits: https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/un-human-rights-expert-visit-baton-rouge-ferguson-and-convention-host-cities . The United Nations' Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai is in the US to probe the right of peaceful assembly. The UN says it will meet with "civil society actors" (

Mohawk Nation News 'Cayman Canada'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
CAYMAN CANADA Posted on July 14, 2016 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. MNN. July 13, 2016. Canada is handing over harbors on onkwe’hon:weh land to foreign corporations they are setting up. They will retain our tax-free rights for the benefit of these foreigners. The corporations will fail and the bankers will grab the harbor facilities across Canada. The Chinese have

Economic News , Data & News -- July 14 , 2016..... Quick Hits -- A ) Special Update- Nice Terror Attack - Bastille Day Horror. 1. UK Politics - PM May Fills Out Her Gov't - Who's In The Gov't , Who's Moving On , Pertinent News Of The Day Regarding The Way Forward For The UK . 2. US Data Today - PPI & Jobless Claims . 3. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 12 hours ago
Special Update.....Bastille Day Attack - Terror.... Black smoke not related to the attack - but it's apropos *RT* ‏@RT_com 14m 14 minutes ago BREAKING: Black smoke over #EiffelTower – reports http://on.rt.com/7iwj *Jenan Moussa* ‏@jenanmoussa 5m 5 minutes ago ISIS unofficial channels circulating posters celebrating #Nice attack, also showing Eiffel Tower on fire. @akhbar *Douglas Herbert* ‏@dougf24 3m 3 minutes ago #NiceAttack : #Hollande arriving shortly at crisis cell in Paris to join PM Valls. Interior Minister Cazeneuve heading to Nice. ... more »

THE PROBLEMS WITH NOVELS: The candidate's rather selective account!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
T *THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016Part 4—Evading "the whole truth:"* Late at night, we gather the analysts and dream of research projects. One project would involve the ability of Americans to name the various states. Respondents would be shown a map of the fifty states. As on a typical U.S. map, the states would be yellow, pink, green and blue, just as they appear from the air. On this map, though, there would be no state names. Instead, each state would have a number. Respondents would be asked to supply the names of the various states. Among the Lower 48, we'll guess that Florida, Te...more »

"Et Tu, Bernie?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Et Tu, Bernie?"* By Robert Scheer "I have never known a more vulgar expression of betrayal and deceit." - Lucien Bouchard "What an embarrassment for Bernie Sanders and those, myself included, who thought he would not descend so cravenly into the swamp of political sellout. It is one thing to hold one’s nose and vote for Hillary Clinton as the lesser evil. It is quite another to suddenly absolve the Clintons and other top Democrats who have, as Sanders repeatedly pointed out during his campaign, contributed so much to the national crisis. At one point in his otherwise uniformly ob... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKzFk-FiZM&spfreload=5

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
“A gorgeous spiral galaxy some 100 million light-years distant, NGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation of the River (Eridanus). NGC 1309 spans about 30,000 light-years, making it about one third the size of our larger Milky Way galaxy. Bluish clusters of young stars and dust lanes are seen to trace out NGC 1309's spiral arms as they wind around an older yellowish star population at its core. *Click image for larger size.* Not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy, observations of NGC 1309's recent supernova and Cepheid variable stars contribute to the calibration of the... more »

"Do You Walk The Walk?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Honor is simply the morality of superior men." - H. L. Mencken "He does not believe who does not live according to his belief." - Thomas Fuller Isn't it curious how so many, especially these big-mouthed phony tough guy (and you too, Neo-con Hillary) wannabe-Warlord politicians, "talk the talk", and how so very, very few if any ever actually walk it themselves? I suppose that's because words are cheap and easy, actions aren't. Real easy to run one's mouth, not so easy to actually do something yourself, is it? - CP

"No Argument..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
“No argument will give courage to the coward.” - Aesop, "The Fawn and His Mother," “Aesop's Fables”

"Inside the FBI: Agents’ Outrage at Hillary Email Decision"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Inside the FBI: Agents’ Outrage at Hillary Email Decision"* by Jon Rappoport You’re an FBI agent. You sit and watch television night after night, as a Presidential candidate who should have been brought up on felony charges, and thereby disqualified and scuttled, moves through the land and makes promises about what she’ll do as the next leader of the nation. You sit and watch, deepening your grasp on how the system actually works... How much blood is boiling among FBI agents? Sharyl Attkisson, former CBS News investigative reporter, has the story: “Many people at the FBI are outr... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi "Le Onde"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Le Onde" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u-IMopPBa8

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"So, Kid..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"So, kid, you've got to live, and not just that stoic existence you've been stomping through all this time. You've got to be kind, you've got to fall in love, fall out of love, no matter how much it hurts because my god, it's worth it. Don't let the world turn you to stone; you've got to feel. And sometimes, your heart will threaten to march right out of your chest because you're so damned full of it all- of the people, the places, the endless days, the eternal nights- and kid, that's fine. Be brave. Courage isn't measured by the number of people you've turned away, or by the counts... more »

"Our True Work..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The current of the river swept silently over them all- young and old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth. But one creature said at last, "I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall l... more »

“’Instruction Manuals’ For Living: Lessons Of Discovery”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“’Instruction Manuals’ For Living: Lessons Of Discovery”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “It can be overwhelming not knowing the way, but there is no proper way, it is what you do along the way that matters. Depending on what stage we are in our lives, we can sometimes feel like we ought to know more about who we are or how to live. We may even berate ourselves for making the same mistakes, or for just not “getting it,” whatever “it” may be. We wonder how our lives would be now, if only we had “known better.” During moments like these, it is important to remember that none of us a... more »

Coach John Wooden, "The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding”* "With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom. Born in 1910, Coach John Wooden was the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player and coach, while ESPN ranks him as the greatest coach of all time, across all sports. In his 40 years at UCLA, he mentored legends such as Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. His caree... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"South China Sea Tensions Surge After Taiwan Deploys Frigate, China Warns Of 'Air Defense Zone'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"South China Sea Tensions Surge After Taiwan Deploys Frigate,* * China Warns Of 'Air Defense Zone'"* by Tyler Durden "Following the much anticipated ruling by the international court which found yesterday that China does not have a right to claims on the South China Sea, an unexpected supporter for China's position- which has vocally warned it won't comply with the tribunal's ruling- emerged overnight when Taiwan, which shares territorial claims with China in the disputed area- sent a naval frigate to patrol the disputed waterway Wednesday, to show the government’s “determination" ... more »

"You Cannot Kill Me Here..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"You cannot kill me here. Bring your soldiers, your death, your disease, your collapsed economy because it doesn't matter, I have nothing left to lose and you cannot kill me here. Bring the tears of orphans and the wails of a mother's loss, bring your Jesus on a cross, bring your hate and bitterness and long working hours, bring your empty wallets and love long since gone but you cannot kill me here. Bring your sneers, your snide remarks and friendships never felt, your letters never sent, your kisses never kissed, cigarettes smoked to the bone and cancer killing fears but you cann... more »

"Sell Out: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton, Candidate of Wall Street and Corporate Power"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Sell Out: Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton, * *Candidate of Wall Street and Corporate Power"* by Dave Lindorff "Bernie Sanders threw in the towel today in his epic campaign to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, standing on a stage in Portsmouth, New Hampshire beside the woman he had spent the whole primary season denouncing as a tool of the corporate elite and especially of the Wall Street banking cabal, and saying he endorsed her as the party’s candidate for president of the United States. The event marked the sad, if widely predicted, end to what for a b... more »

"All I Ask Is This..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"All I ask is this: Do something. Try something. Speaking out, showing up, writing a letter, a check, a strongly worded e-mail. Pick a cause – there are few unworthy ones. And nudge yourself past the brink of tacit support to action. Once a month, once a year, or just once... Even just learning enough about a subject so you can speak against an opponent eloquently makes you an unusual personage. Start with that. Any one of you would have cried out, would have intervened, had you been in that crowd in Bashiqa. Well thanks to digital technology, you're all in it now." - Joss Whedon

"Bring It On!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Bring It On!"* by Robert Gore “Five words are important now: failure, exposure, rejection, repression, and war. The status quo has failed on multiple fronts. Its failures and corruption are being exposed, its governance and legitimacy questioned and rejected. The response is all too predictable: repression at home, war abroad. The Clintons represent the toxic confluence, the maelstrom’s vortex, and Hillary Clinton will press the powers’ response. Anything but free market economics is a redistributive shell game with a sell-by date. Government debt, spending, and programs, redistr... more »

Race Wars Everywhere? I’m Witnessing Something Very Different, and Hopeful

Mark Tooley at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Children Tug-of-War Diverse Playing Park - 900] Recently while social media, hours after the horrible Dallas police murders, asserted that America was on the verge of a race war, I met a colleague at an urban courtyard. On a balmy evening children of all races laughingly played... more »

GOP Platform: Campus Rape Should Be Handled By Police, Not Administrators

Blake Neff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: University sign and building] The current draft of the GOP platform created in Cleveland includes a provision calling for sexual assault on college campuses to be handled exclusively by police, not campus judicial bodies. Delegates on the platform committee of the Republican National Convention met... more »

Most Drivers Admit Angry, Aggressive Behavior or Road Rage

Joan Lowy at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Road Rage_perr__1468501123_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 8 of every 10 U.S. drivers admit expressing anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the previous year, according to a survey released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The behavior could... more »

Huckabee and Robison Talk Race, Freedom and the Clintonistas Nailing a Door Shut — Literally

James Robison at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Folksy Mike Huckabee Joins the 2016 Presidential Race] James Robison: Governor, you and I obviously share concerns as Christians and as those many would consider shepherds. We are concerned about the future of freedom. You ran for president twice because of your concern and you served as governor... more »

Plagiarism concerns raised over popular blockchain paper on catching misconduct

Megan Scudellari at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A graduate student at McGill University is raising concerns that a popular F1000Research paper may have plagiarized his 2014 blog post that — ironically — proposed a method to prevent scientific misconduct. The student calls the paper “a mirror image” of his work. The February 2016 F1000Research paper, “How blockchain-timestamped protocols could improve the trustworthiness of medical science,” was highlighted […] The post Plagiarism concerns raised over popular blockchain paper on catching misconduct appeared first on Retraction Watch.

U.S. Race Relations Are Now At Their Lowest Point In The Obama Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
More than two-fifths of black people say the police in their communities make them feel more anxious than safe. By wide margins, whites and Hispanics say the police make them feel safer. Credit Joshua Lott for The New York Times *New York Times*:* Race Relations Are at Lowest Point in Obama Presidency, Poll Finds* Sixty-nine percent of Americans say race relations are generally bad, one of the highest levels of discord since the 1992 riots in Los Angeles during the Rodney King case, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. The poll, conducted from Friday, the day afte... more »

NBA Stars Speak Out

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

I'm Guessing Every Berniecrat Seeking Office Will Follow Bernie Into The Hillary Camp Now

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
I'm guessing few Bernie supporters will dance to the siren calls of the orange-faced racist, xenophobic, misogynystic sociopath no matter how many times he waves an anti-TPP banner at them. Some may vote for Jill Stein-- or even Gary Johnson-- but I suspect Hillary's going to get upwards of 80% of their votes, perhaps 90%, especially if Bernie really does campaign vigorously for her and if she doesn't go out of her way to remind everyone what a corporatist shill she is at heart, although I suppose picking an egregiously bad running mate could drive more people away from her. Now,... more »

Report: This Government Lab Has Been Faking Data for Years

William M Briggs at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Scientific Data RED - 900] A person or persons at the same US Geological Survey Lab in Lakewood, Colorado have been discovered faking scientific results. According to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the US Department of Interior, the thimblerigging didn’t happen... more »

New Peak for U.S. Health Care Spending: $10,345 Average

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: National Health Spend_perr__1468498784_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation’s health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time, the government said Wednesday. The new peak means the Obama administration will pass the problem of high health care... more »

Mosque Voting Location Draws Local Fire, Support

Terry Spencer at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Mosque Polling Place_perr__1468497673_71.164.139.145] BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Palm Beach County voters have been assigned to polling stations in about 80 Christian churches and five synagogues or Jewish centers this year, along with schools, government buildings and other locations. Until last week, a... more »

May and Trump: A Replay of Thatcher and Reagan?

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Theresa May Donald Trump - 900] Is Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher reincarnated? There are similarities. May is certainly as tough as the Iron Lady. As home secretary for longer than any of her predecessors, she has strongly opposed uncontrolled immigration. The Home... more »

Fun Ways to Get Outside with the Whole Family

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
*Biking- *We have always loved biking as a family. It is my preferred method of exercise and it is so much fun to be able to take the family with me. My youngest daughter isn't big enough to keep up on her balance bike, so we usually end up leaving her home with daddy when we go bike riding. She absolutely HATES it. We looked into getting a trailer, but I wasn't sure I wanted to commit to dragging one around every time we rode bikes. We found this Tyke Toter that allows a toddler or small child to actually ride your bike with you and my daughter absolutely love this. Tyke Tote... more »

How Castile Told Officer About Gun Key Part of Final Moments

Amy Forliti & Kyle Potter at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: TV Judge Glenda Hatchett, right, speaks as Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, listens during a news conference on the State Capitol grounds Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. Hatchett is representing the Castile family in the shooting death by police of Philando Castile last week in Falcon Heights, Minn. after a traffic stop by St. Anthony police. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The final moments before Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry, train... more »

Congressman Subpoenas State AGs Who Targeted Exxon Over Climate Change

Matthew Daly at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Climate Change Invest_perr__1468495806_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Escalating a political fight over global warming, a Republican House chairman issued subpoenas Wednesday to two Democratic state attorneys general, seeking records about their investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change. Texas Rep.... more »

GOP Senator Tim Scott Gives Frank Speech on Race, Police

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 8498733338_8ca6476e8d_k__1468494987_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, one of just two black members of the U.S. Senate and the only black Republican, said Wednesday he has been repeatedly pulled over by law enforcement and was once even stopped by... more »

Large Number of GOP Senators Skipping Trump’s Convention

Erica Werner & Mary Clare Jalonick at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Convention S_perr__1468494281_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Steve Daines of Montana will be fly-fishing with his wife. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he has to mow his lawn (yes, he has one even in Arizona). Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will be... more »

Leaked Proposal: U.S. Offering Russia Military Pact in Syria

Bradley Klapper at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: France Bastille Day_perr__1468493223_71.164.139.145] PARIS (AP) -- The United States is offering Russia a new military pact against the Islamic State and al-Qaida in Syria, according to a leaked U.S. proposal. If finalized, the arrangement could dramatically alter America’s role in the Arab country’s... 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 - 17 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 »


Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
[image: DSC02615] Still reviewing all sorts of SCS stuff...but have a few links for the nonce... ______________ *Daily Links*: - *DON'T MISS*: Election districts will be redrawn: bad news for KMT - Why Taiwan is so well prepared for super typhoons - Ketagalan: Taiwanese intellectuals of the 1920s - Foreign students in Taiwan: Be Global Cultural Ambassador - The News Lens: Interview with anti-death penalty group in Taiwan - News Lens: With the politics-driven, entirely artificial Chinese tourist "boom" coming to an end, the hotel sector faces a day of reckoning. ... more »

When someone tells you what a decent man Jeremy Corbyn is, play them this piece of audio and ask them if they still think that is the case. It's Johanna Baxter on NEC meeting from World At One 13.07.16

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago

Spooky Electric

Spike EP at News Spike - 20 hours ago
The End(s) of Daze : Judgement Day, 1984 : Purple Lightening + Storm Clouds + Sheena Easton Hair + Cuban Heels = Camile the Chameleon : Good Evening! *"Vey ehm I Drippings Wiz Goo...?"* .....some years later stories started to emerge about *Tuesday December 1st, 1987*... *...Somewhere that night he decided against it’s release....* *...The decision appeared to be made after experiencing some heavy hallucinations when using the drug Ecstasy...* *In what he has called a vision the letters :* *G O D * *[ NOTE : Not " J E H O V A H " ]* *were hovering over a field.....* *...He a... more »

Bob George - Why? Spooky Electric Must Die.

Spike EP at News Spike - 20 hours ago
*“Camille set out to silence his critics. No longer daring - his enemies laughed. No longer glam, his funk is half-assed... * *Tuesday came. Blue Tuesday. His canvas full, and lying on the table, Camille mustered all the hate that he was able. Hate 4 the ones who ever doubted his game. Hate 4 the ones who ever doubted his name.* *Tis nobody funkier -- let the Black Album fly. Spooky Electric was talking, Camille started 2 cry. Tricked.* *A fool he had been. In the lowest utmostest. He had allowed the dark side of him 2 create something evil. * *2 Nigs United 4 West Compton. Camil... more »

How Did The Dallas Gunman Get An Honourable Discharge From The Army?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
(Facebook) *WNU Editor:* I would like to know the answer ....* Still no explanation for Dallas gunman's honorable discharge* (AP)

U.S. Navy Releases Photos Of Iranian Vessels Approaching The USS New Orleans

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
U.S. officials said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps sent boats to approach the USS New Orleans and USS Stout as Gen. Votel rode aboard the New Orleans. PHOTO: US NAVY/REUTERS One of the five military vessels from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps that approached a U.S. warship hosting one of America's top generals on a day trip through the Strait of Hormuz on July 11. PHOTO: US NAVY/REUTERS *Wall Street Journal*: *Navy Images Show Iranian Boats in Incident Involving Top U.S. General* Iranian boats approached Navy warships with Gen. Joe Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
China rejects a tribunal’s ruling to its claim of virtually the entire South China Sea: https://t.co/Eudc6vqjse pic.twitter.com/uXxpLF3usJ — AP Interactive (@AP_Interactive) July 13, 2016

A New 'Road-Map' For The German Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
German Bundeswehr army soldiers. © Michaela Rehle / Reuters *DW*: *Germany presents new 'military roadmap'* The German Defense Ministry has released a new plan outlining the country's future defense and security policies. A paradigm shift is in the works. "Germany is ready to lead," German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said as she presented the so-called "white paper" on security policy approved by the cabinet earlier on Wednesday. The last White Paper goes back to 2006, when Russia was a partner, Syria and Libya weren't fighting civil wars, there was no "Islamic State," no... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Fighting Capabilities* U.S. and South Korean Marines aim their weapons during a Marine exchange program at Suseong Range, South Korea, July 6, 2016. The program's goal is to sustain the combined force and tactical skills to build combined fighting capabilities. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amaia Unanue

GRW-style objective collapse theories are stupid, trivial to disprove

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
For a few weeks, the mass media pretending to write about science have saved our nerves and avoided the promotion of the anti-quantum jihad. As a reader pointed out, the hiatus is over. Nude Socialist has printed a new article with a revolutionary title announcing that quantum mechanics was overthrown again: Collapse: Has quantum theory’s greatest mystery been solved? If the title hasn't made you angry, the subtitle should do the job: Our best theory of reality says things only become real when we look at them. Understanding how the universe came to be requires a better explanation...more »

July 13: Don't forget to attent the Irving Chapel.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 22 hours ago
The preacher there will tell you all about how greedy and destructive the wealthy can be. Maybe. Or maybe not. _________________________________________________________ What's happening in eastern Europe is very strange. If Russia is planning an attack on eastern Europe, why send only 4,000 troops to block it? After all, there is no possibility that 4,000 troops could stop a major invasion from a country the size of Russia. And where is the evidence that an invasion is being prepared? All we have been told is a vague statement that Canadian intelligence says Russia is preparing fo...more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 22 hours ago
*Watch closely Hillary's body language as she obviously lies during her recent news conference and how a black aide literally pulls her off the stage before she says too much ~ much like Nixon's body language after his famous I am not a crook speech in 1973 while supposedly welcoming an inquiry from the press about his obstruction of justice: Allen L Roland, PhD* *Hillary Clinton vs. James Comey: Email Scandal Supercut* 1:47 by ReasonTV / ~ *I have nothing to hide speech in 2016 after a FBI review of her incriminating personal emails.* *https://www.youtube.com/watc... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 »


Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago

Me, Marvin Gaye & The Kidzz

Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 Assault "ISIS Hostage" John Cantlie in Mosul- Taking Mosul for Kurdistan

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 »

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