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Thomas Paine

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Friday, July 15, 2016

15 July - Blogs I'm Following

Amy Goodman
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Gingrich Overshot the Mark, But His Instincts on Islam are Sound

John Zmirak at The Stream - 3 minutes ago
[image: Newt Gingrich-900] Former House Speaker -- and until a few days ago, front runner for Trump's VP pick -- Newt Gingrich has reaped a whirlwind for speaking frankly about the danger posed by Muslim organizations, mosques, and jihadists in America, in the... more »

July 15: More me than news.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 40 minutes ago
The good news is that there will be no blog this weekend. I feel the call of sand and salt water. The bad news is that I am now about to annoy some (most? all?) readers. _________________________________________________________ I remember October of 1962 quite well. I was teaching, and I arrived at school to see students in terrified groups at the front of the school. Many were in tears. I had just caught the news myself as I left home. Russian ships were carrying nuclear weapons to Cuba, just off the coast of Florida. President Kennedy warned them that American ships were on their wa...more »

Citizens Revolt in South Korea

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 40 minutes ago
Yonhap News reports: Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn visited the town of Seongju, which was tapped as the site for the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system, on Friday, in the face of strong opposition from the residents who questioned the safety and legitimacy of the government's decision. The trip is seen as a move to alleviate concerns that residents may have about the health issues related to the missile system's powerful radar and questions raised about the fairness of the government's decision-making process. "I would like to apologize for making the decisi... more »

Why the Terrorists Are Winning the Intelligence War

David Goldman at The Stream - 46 minutes ago
[image: A Police car is parked near the scene 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.] Yet another criminal known to security services has perpetrated a mass killing, the Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. Why did the French police allow a foreign national with a criminal record of violence to reside in France? Apart from utter incompetence, the explanation... more »

From Joe's Vault, May 2011: Bin Laden Isn't Qualified To Be Dead Until Donald Trump Sees The Death Certificate

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 48 minutes ago
By Manifesto Joe This May 2, 2011, blog post came to mind recently, as Republicans prepare to anoint birther-in-chief Donald Rump (er, Trump) as their presidential nominee. The question I would ask is: With so much horror happening in the world now, can the U.S. afford to have a neo-fascist buffoon like this man as president? Oh well, here goes, from over five years ago: The problem is, how would we know that it wasn't a fake? I guess that means that "The Donald" and all the rest of us will have to see the bullet-riddled body. But if the face has been shot to pieces, how would we ... more »

pee here now

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
There is no past There is no future There is only the eternal now Pee here now

Some ultimate truth

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
Les Boys does the violent ice ballet and I am not talking about anyone LGBT no I am reffering to the rouge blacnc bleau of Le Club Canandian of Montreal the most storied franchise in the Sports Entertainment biddness Les Boys does Ballet and cabera in Berlin the capital city in the world today for any one that wants to hang out anywhere Between the Germans and the Japanese you have the puzzle peices to build the wall against violence to build it so strong there is no chance of advance in the defense of liberty and art and culture war is all about access to the above but if it where all free... more »

Transpicuous News: Turkey's Military Coup or Co-opt

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 hour ago
Early this morning- or late last night depending on your time zone- Various factions of the turkish Military staged a coup and took over the Turkish government.... .... or not. Depending on which reports to listen to! A lot of interesting back ground things have been going on that involve turkey for the past 2 weeks. In todays Transpicuous News , I dissect the incoming news reports and take a look at what's been happening in the last two weeks. Hang tight my friends. Shit's seriously getting interesting right now!! d PS: interesting things found in the search engines this mo... more »

Is "Lesser Of Two Evils" Going To Be Good Enough In November? What Does The Democratic Party Claim To Be Offering?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
A new poll from AP/GfK indicates that 33% of Americans would feel afraid if Trump gets elected and 25% would feel afraid if Hillary gets elected. The worse news is that 23% say they will feel afraid if *either* of these two awful candidates gets elected. In other words, just 3 and a half months before election day over half the population would be afraid to wake up and find a President Hillary in the White House and not many more than that would be afraid of waking up and finding a President Trumpy-the-Clown in the White House. Who do the Democrats have to blame for not being able... more »

The Illusion of Time and Space

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Jeff Street* - Our physical reality is a construct that our souls are using as a learning experience.

What It Means to Have a Trade Deal That Puts America First

Bryan Riley at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Container Ship - 900] The new Republican Party platform suggests: "We need better-negotiated trade agreements that put America first." Here are nine ways future trade agreements could really put America -- or more specifically, Americans -- first. Trade agreements should: Guarantee U.S. manufacturers have the... more »

Donald Trump’s Economic Nationalism is Just Another Form of Socialism

Jeffrey Tucker at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Trump Sanders Graphic - 900] It was one year ago when I first heard Donald Trump speak with presidential aspirations. I had no preconceptions of his political orientation before hearing this speech. This was the speech in which he demonized Mexican immigrants and shouted down... more »

Cannabis – The Gateway Drug to Higher Consciousness and Happiness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Uwe Blesching* - The science behind how cannabis improves the performance of your brain.

Dakota and Lakota Youths Begin Run to DC -- 'Run for Our Water'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
                                          Photo Joye Braun

The Butchers of a Border Narco State

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
July 15, 2016 Security/Human Rights News By Frontera NorteSur Censored News The Butchers of a Border Narco State If testimony delivered in a Texas courtroom this month is to be believed, it offers a chilling glimpse at the functioning of what amounted to a narco-government firmly connected to the U.S. and run out of the Mexican border state of Coahuila during the administration of

Mohawk Nation News: 'Manifest Destiny: 10 Little Indians!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago

Anonymous Declare War On Terrorists Who Committed Nice Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Hacktivist group Anonymous have vowed to seek revenge against the Nice terrorists by launching ‘Operation Nice’ #OpNice. The group have promised to track down members of the terrorist organisation responsible for the killing of 84 people in Nice, France on Thursday. Rt.com reports: In a video posted on YouTube on Friday, the collective said that “to defend our values and our freedom, we’re tracking down members of the terrorist group responsible for these attacks.” Referring to similar promises in the aftermath of the Paris and Brussels terror attacks, the hacktivist group said: “We...more »

Court Rules Surveillance of Cell Phone Data Is Unconstitutional

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A U.S. federal court has ruled that authorities cannot use cell phone location data in order to prosecute citizens, as it breaches their expectation to privacy. A convicted armed robber, Quartavious Davis, was sentenced to nearly 162 years in prison, without the possibility of parole, several years ago. He is attempting to have his conviction overturned due to what he says is an unconstitutional use of his cell phone data by U.S. authorities. Engadget.com reports: The decision handed down by the judges today marks the first time that cell phone location data has been explicitly inc... more »

No, Trump's Habit Of Cheating Is Not Going To Ever Benefit America Or Americans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*The essential Donald J. Trump* Many people were shocked a few weeks ago when Trump and his crooked sons blatantly broke federal election law by soliciting campaign contributions from parliamentarians in the U.K., Canada, Australia, Iceland, Denmark, Finland and other very white countries for his presidential run. But bending and breaking the law whenever he can get away with it has long been a consistent feature of Trump's life. He brags about it and the calibre of people who support him are neither repulsed nor offended. They admire him for those very qualities and seem incapable ... more »

Military Coup in Turkey- Destabilization to Coup - No surprise here

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
* Marital Law has been imposed.* *Ally: thanks for letting me know! I always suspected this was an possibility.* *Particularly once Yildrim came to power.- Erdogan had nothing to do with appointing him* I don't even know how to describe my feelings right now!! A bit freaked out, that's for sure. My husband is saying to me "you thought this could happen" You discussed it with me. **I suspected the helicopter crash was a house cleaning- particularly with Yildrim spinning the narrative* * There were likely aspects of house cleaning at the Ataturk airport bombing. Anyone in the alt or ... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
Put crudely: Why does *Newsnight *now include a left-wing 'shock jock', James O'Brien, among its regular cast of presenters? Meanwhile (and in contrast), right-wing 'shock jock' Jon Gaunt says he got 'bumped' by the BBC this afternoon for holding 'the wrong views':

Economic News , Data & Views ..... July 15 -16 , 2016.... Special Report --Updated ...... Coup Fog Descending - Not Clear If Coup Succeeding Or Failing Just Yet - Although The Story Is Not Yet Fully Told ...... Turkey Has A Stunning Military Coup , Erdogan Allegedly Deposed. Details Known , As Of Now.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Turkey Coup.... Saturday *Al Arabiya English* ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 2m 2 minutes ago Turkish govt survives coup as rebels surrender http://ara.tv/mm5y3 #TurkeyCoup *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 now fred walton Retweeted DAILY SABAH What we know right now... fred walton added, *DAILY SABAH* @DailySabah UPDATE — So far, 336 coup figures have been detained across Turkey; 60 deaths were reported throughout the country http://sabahdai.ly/gdmSUH *Reuters TV* ‏@ReutersTV 29m 29 minutes ago Erdogan triumphs over coup attempt in Turkey http://reut.tv/2a5g7e4 ... more »

James O'Brien pursues a line...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
If there's one thing I picked up on earlier (from commenters on Twitter and at *Biased BBC, Guido Fawkes, The Spectator,* etc) is just how strongly James O'Brien stood out today for pushing a particularly aggressive line on the Nice atrocity on his LBC programme. He provoked considerable ire for so doing (as befits a shock jock). Cutting off at least one caller (apparently), he ranted for ages (apparently) on the subject of why it's wrong to blame Muslims for such things as the Nice massacre (a matter that - apparently - mattered to him above all else). Of course, *as an LBC pr... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #181 NOW ALL, SEES ALL

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
*S (an amateur astronomer) to Martha: *The third strange coincidence noticed again, last night and tonight. For the third time, the night before and the night of a terrorist attack taking place on the planet, earth, the strange objects we see on a constant basis, flying around the moon, cease their consistent maneuver patterns. All goes silent and still and if theory holds, will resume back to normal flight pattern tomorrow night. Could this REALLY be juste a coincidence? *S: *Martha, perhaps you could ask your friend about this pattern. Why it goes to silence the night befo... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
It figures that on a big news day .... and today is a big news day .... your editor has to fulfil a promise to the GF to take her out to dinner tonight .... and to a comedy show after. And while I did try to renege on this deal .... the look that "I am about to be killed" made me decide to not push that boundary. So .... its off to a dinner and to a show .... blogging will return when I come back later tonight.

What's My Take On The Coup In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: This is what I know so far. Martial law has been declared. The military generals appointed by President Erdogan have been arrested. The major broadcasters are now occupied by the military. Social media is now down. The soldiers are everywhere. The major party headquarters for the government are now surrounded by the military. President Erdogan is (apparently) appealing to foreign governments for help. The U.S. and everyone else have been caught by surprise with these developments. My prediction .... President Erdogan has no friends abroad, and they are not going to g...more »

Turkey's Prime Minister: A Military Coup Attempt Is Now Underway In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Sputnik:* *Military Coup Attempt Underway in Turkey* Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim claims part of the military is attempting to overtake the country. "Some people illegally undertook an illegal action outside of the chain of command," Yildirim said. "This is a mutiny attempt. We will not let this attempt win. We will uphold democracy," he said on Turkish NTV. "The government elected by the people remains in charge. This government will only go when the people say so." He added that those responsible "will pay the highest price." In a statement, the Turkish military clai... more »

The Pentagon Wants To Send More U.S. Troops To Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, briefs the media at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S. April 29, 2016 about the investigation of the airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 3, 2015. REUTERS/YURI GRIPAS *Reuters*: *U.S. military likely to seek additional troops in Iraq: U.S. army general* The U.S. military expects to seek additional troops in Iraq, even beyond the hundreds announced this week, as the campaign against the Islamic State advances, the head of the U.S. military's Central Command told Reuters... more »

BREAKING NEWS:Gunfire Heard In Turkish Capital, Military Jets And Helicopters Seen Flying Over City

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* *Reuters* is reporting gunfire in the Turkish capital, with military jets and helicopters flying over the city. This is a breaking news story.

U.S. Congress Releases Secret 9/11 28 Page Document Detailing Possible Saudi Ties to Al Qaeda

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*CNN*: *Congress releases secret '28 pages' on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties* Washington (CNN)A long-classified U.S. report released Friday found that some of the 9/11 hijackers were in contact with and received support from individuals likely connected to the Saudi government. Known as the "28 pages," the secret document was part of a 2002 congressional investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks and has been classified since the report's completion, despite repeated calls for its release. The document actually contains 29 pages of material plus a letter from then-CIA Director George Tenet. ... more »

On The Day Of The Nice Attack More Revelations Are Posted On What Actually Happened To The Victims At The Bataclan Massacre In Paris

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
The crowd inside the Bataclan just moments before the attack by three ISIS terrorists. Daily Mail *Heat Street:* *EXCLUSIVE: France ‘Suppressed News of Gruesome Torture’ at Bataclan Massacre* HEAT STREET EXCLUSIVE – A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not released to the media, that the killers in the Bataclan tortured their victims on the second floor of the club. Police witnesses in Parliament said they vomited when they saw the disfigured bodies. Wahhabist killers apparently gouged out eyes, castrated victims, ... more »

Is Terrorism The 'New Normal' In Europe?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
French President Francois Hollande (C), Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (R) arrive to attend a meeting at the Prefecture the day after the Bastille Day truck attack, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard *Reuters:** Truck attack in Nice reflects 'new normal' for Europe* European leaders and security chiefs have a sobering message after the Bastille Day killings in Nice: such lone attacks using ordinary vehicles are nearly impossible to prevent and can be carried out by almost anyone. "We have moved into a new era," said Prime ... more »

Will French President Hollande Face A Backlash After Nice Attack?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *François Hollande faces political backlash after Nice attack* French president criticised for failing to implement security and intelligence measures in wake of last year’s Paris attacks. François Hollande is facing a severe political backlash in the wake of the Nice attack as rightwing politicians accused him of failing to implement sufficiently effective security and intelligence measures after previous atrocities. The French president, who travelled to Nice with the prime minister, Manuel Valls, after delivering an ashen-faced TV address at 4am from the presi... more »

AFP Photographer Describes Nice Attack Aftermath

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Police officers and rescue workers stand near a truck that ploughed into crowds of people as they watched a fireworks display in Nice on July 14, 2016 (AFP Photo/Valery Hache) *AFP*: *AFP photographer describes heartbreak of Nice attack aftermath* Nice (France) (AFP) - AFP's Valery Hache was one of the first photographers to arrive on the scene of the attack in Nice on Thursday night and he captured striking images of the chaos and the truck, its windscreen riddled with bullet holes. Here is his account of what he found: "The dread began to fill me when I heard the sirens. Too lou... more »

What Pence for VP Means to Christians and Conservatives — With the Left Already on the Attack

Alan Eason at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: (FILE PHOTO) Indiana Governor Mike Pence at press conference on March 31, 2015, defending the Pence spoke about the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act which has been condemned by business leaders and Democrats.] It's official. Donald Trump has named Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, as his running mate, making him potentially the next vice president of the United States. If we stop right there, the impact is staggering. If elected, the next... more »

Ivanka’s Rabbi Will Not Give an Invocation at the Republican Convention, Other Jewish Leaders Also Rejecting Trump

The Stream at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Haskel Lookstein and Ivanka Trump - 900] Best known outside the Jewish world as the rabbi who oversaw the conversion to Judaism of Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka in 2008, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein withdrew his agreement to give an invocation at the Republican National Convention next week. Ivanka Trump had... more »

How the GOP Senate Is Boosting Obama’s Judicial Legacy

Rob Bluey at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Chuck Grassley] Republican senators consistently accuse President Barack Obama of refusing to follow the law and exceeding his constitutional powers. Yet they've been unwilling to draw the line when it comes to giving Obama's judicial nominees lifetime appointments to the federal bench.... more »

Turkish Military Appears Divided Over Coup Attempt

SUZAN FRASER at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Turkish soldiers are seen on the Asian side of Istanbul, Friday, July 15, 2016. A group within Turkey's military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup, the prime minister said, with military jets flying over the capital and reports of vehicles blocking two major bridges in Istanbul. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told NTV television: "it is correct that there was an attempt," when asked if there was a coup. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Members of Turkey’s armed forces said they had taken control of the country, but Turkish officials said the c... more »

John Travolta Lookalike Evaded Justice For 34 Years

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A John Travolta fantasist has been found guilty of rape and murder of a girl in north London in 1982. Police using DNA evidence tracked down James Warnock and linked him to the horrific murder of a 17-year-old teenage girl 34 years ago. Warnock told police that he looked like John Travolta at the time of the crime. He will now die in jail after being found guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey. John Travolta ITV reports: For half a lifetime, self-employed tiler James Warnock, 56, got away with strangling 17-year-old Yiannoulla Yianni in her own home just half a mile from where he lived ... more »

Myanmar Gets Tough With Buddhist Nationalists While Freeing One From Jail

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Myanmar’s government is cracking down on anti-Muslim hate speech by denouncing a prominent Buddhist nationalist group. Meanwhile convicted prominent nationalist anti-Muslim leaders are freed from the country’s jails. Scores of Muslim residents have abandoned their villages in recent weeks fleeing for their lives after two Mosques were destroyed during ethnic and religious violence between hard-line Buddhist nationalists and local Muslims. Aljazeera reports: Nobel Peace Prize winner and government leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under criticism from human rights activists and lawyer...more »

Paul Manafort on #NeverTrump Movement's being flushed down the toilet of history...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*about time.* Excellent interview. *"First of all the #NeverTrump movement was really never very large. At least as far as the convention was concerned."* *This convention will focus on four things:* - Donald Trump - Make sure that the people understand that the America Hillary Clinton is complaining about is her America - Focus on Hillary Clinton - *? * The ADD addled so-called journalists swerved onto another subject.

Gingrich Says Remarks on Muslims Were Exaggerated

CATHERINE LUCEY & MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: CINCINNATI, OH- JULY 6: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R) introduces Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Sharonville Convention Center July 6, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Trump is campaigning in Ohio ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that the media “grossly exaggerated” comments he made after the truck attack in France arguing for the expulsion from the U.S. of any Muslim who believes in Sharia... more »

#JesusChangesEverything: Hundreds of Thousands Set to Gather in DC Tomorrow for Together 2016

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: The National Mall is an open-area national park in downtown Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. The National Mall is a unit of the National Park Service, and is administered by the National Mall and Memorial Parks unit.] There’s just one day left before hundreds of thousands meet for Together 2016 on the National Mall in Washington D.C. The thought-child of Nick Hall and the PULSE Movement, Together 2016 hopes to be a catalyst in our culture and... more »

worth the efffort to do things

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
worth the effort to doo things that used to be what the fighting\ was all about\ but now we have to fight momey an gold and supeiror assest mn ,,b;d;;;.;eds.;d

Breaking news....breaking news....

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Is the Turkish army staging a coup against the "wankerer...from Ankara" (to avenge the honour of Turkey's goats perhaps)? Gulp. Unlikely to succeed. 'Interesting times'. *Update, 22:34*. Mark Urban on *Newsnight *suggests it's the colonels and brigadiers trying to seize power. James O'Brien suggest it might lead to civil war. *22:37**.* Mark is wondering: is it (Islamist) Gülenists or (secular) Kemalists? He reckons it's Kemalists. *22:38*. *Newsnight*'s guest, Ibrahim Dogus - quite obviously an opponent of President Erdogan - suggests it's Gülenists, Kemalists and others joi... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
According to ITV News tonight, the outrage in Nice is the seventh terrorist atrocity in France in the course of the last 18 months. We are in distressingly familiar territory. Never mind how often well-meaning people tweet supportive hashtags or candles are lit or British PMs offer to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the French or the First Night of the Proms opens in tribute with *La Marseillaise*, here we are yet again. What are we to do? Meanwhile, this morning's *Today *on Radio 4 laid out the case (through its interviews with a socialist MP, a liberal MP and two security expert... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Mark Mardell began today's *The World at One *by saying that "a lorry deliberately drove into a crowd". Meanwhile, the changing headline on the main BBC News website report of the latest atrocity in France didn't shy away from pointing the finger of blame firmly where it belongs either (with lorries). Here's how that headline evolved over the course of last night and this morning and early afternoon (in chronological order): Panic in Nice as 'lorry hits crowd' 'Many dead' as lorry hits crowd in Nice Many dead as lorry hits crowd in Nice Nice attack: Many dead as lorry hits crowd A... more »

The Attack In France

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
Importing the Wahhabiyyah doctrine from Saudi Arabia, invading secular Arab nations based on fabrications, arming terrorist groups like ISIS to wreak havoc in the Middle East, recruiting figures like Bin Laden to create a cult following among naive Muslims, and allowing uncontrolled mass migration have produced disastrous effects for Western countries. But the corrupt governments and sick leaders don't seem to mind at all. They are fine with this situation because it gives them more power and authority. They even encourage, and occasionally stage terror attacks to justify their il... more »

Military Coup Underway In Turkey

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
There are reports that a military coup is currently underway in Turkey. The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that Turkish soldiers have blocked both bridges on the Bosphorus in Istanbul while gunfire has been heard and jets and helicopters are reportedly flying low in the country’s capital Ankara. Right now in the skies of #Ankara, fighter jets flying low. Please let this be some sort of training, I’m scared. pic.twitter.com/GBOIZL1sNZ — Marina Lourenço (@lourenco_marina) July 15, 2016 A statement issued by the Turkish military reads: “Turkish Armed Forces have completely... more »

The Shameful Pence Episode The Beltway Media Isn't Talking About

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
There's a dark, ugly chapter in Mike Pence's life that the Beltway media has helped him coverup. I bet Trump doesn't even know about it. Movement conservatives and Hoosiers know who he is but 86% of American voters pretty much never heard of Mike Pence, or at least haven't heard enough about him to have formed an opinion. Starting in 1994 he was a small town Indiana hate talk radio host who referred to himself as "Rush Limbaugh on decaf," which is how he gained visibility and how in 2000, he won a congressional seat after two previous tries. By 2006, the ambitious ideologue was run... more »

The Occult History of the Saturn Death Cult

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
I stripped the graphics from the text. they can be found through the link. The four ages of man does make some sense. The golden Age likely meant from about 45,000 BC through to the Pleisticene Nonconformity around 11,000 BC or 13000 BP. This took place under management and not independently. Thus the silver age would describe the restoration and implementation of global agriculture again under management from about 10,000 Bc through 5,000 BC. This was then followed by the Bronze Age from around 5,000 BC through 1000 BC. and then followed by our so called Iron age to the pres... more »

The highly advanced and mysterious ancient civilization of the Nok

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
Do these so called antique civilizations actually fail? The population merely went back to doing what they usually did. what really happens is that the big man no longer orders up statues and other benefits to his greatness. The Big Man role in all complex antique cultures has been hugely underestimated. Yet the evidence is everywhere that it all happens because of one man's wishes. His court then rushes about to execute and be rewarded for doing so. Such societies ends when a new broom sweeps away the old family and the Big Man. A few parasites die and all goes on as be... more »

Germany Slams NATO 'Warmongering'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
What the hell is going on here. The absolute last Agency that should be projecting any form of bellicosity is NATO. Yet that appears to be what we are all been promoted into. Stop it already. . There is scant reason to portray Russia as a threat. Promoting just that invites a nasty response all of which promote massive defense spending for no good or sane reason. Strategically NATO needs to create a center of military mass in Romania in order to support activity in Iraq, Syria and the Iranian border while shoring up the Ukraine. Then ladies we need a international border comm... more »

Make the World a Better Place by Completing the Inner Journey

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
. The Sufi way and the spiritual way are one and the same and can only be perceived internally. Religions actually fail for the most part to share this understanding as it gets in the way of secular influence. It also always seemed too hard to do. Because our spirit bodies are physically real second tier entities operating our third tier bodies this spirituality becomes difficult to be emotionally accepted by our physical cognitive brain through which we interact with our physical environment. Curiously our cognition at the spirit level is essentially machine like while our... more »

Attempted Military Coup Underway, Turkish Prime Minister Says

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Turkey Map-900] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A group within Turkey’s military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup, the prime minister said, with military jets flying over the capital and reports of vehicles blocking two major bridges in Istanbul.... more »

France Terrorist Attack Is Shocking and Barbaric, But Not Surprising

Robin Simcox at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: The truck which slammed into revelers late Thursday, July 14, is seen near the site of an attack in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. The truck, loaded with weapons and hand grenades, drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who'd gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city.] Last night, a 19-ton truck plowed into those watching the Bastille Day fireworks display in Nice, France. It drove 1 mile, zigzagging down the packed boardwalk at full speed, before the driver jumped out and was kill... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Afshin, “Prayer of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Afshin, “Prayer of Change” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butter... more »

"Do You Want to Stop Terrorism? Here’s How: The 9 Ways to Stop Terrorism"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Do You Want to Stop Terrorism?* *Here’s How: The 9 Ways to Stop Terrorism"* by WashingtonsBlog "In the wake of the barbaric terror attack in Nice, France, everyone is arguing over what we should do to stop further terrorism. Some say we need more war against Islamic countries, or more spying, or more crackdowns on our liberties. In reality– despite what the talking heads may say– the methods for stopping future attacks are well known … *I. Stop Overthrowing the Moderates and Arming Crazies: *We know it’s a difficult concept to grasp, but if we want to stop terrorism we should– (... more »

"A Prayer for the World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"A Prayer for the World" "Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations. Let the rain wash away the memory of the hurt, the neglect. Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows. Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken. Let it burn away the fog so that we can see each other clearly, So that we can see beyond labels, beyond accents, gender or skin color. Let the warmth and brightness of the sun melt our selfishness, So that we can share the joys and feel the sorrow of our neighbors. And let the light o... more »

"How It Really Is, May God Help Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"I clenched my teeth against the stars. I closed my eyes. I surrendered to sleep. One of the reasons why we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame, and sorrow. But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying for you.” - Gregory David Roberts, "Shantaram" "Hell is empty, and all the devils are here." - William Shalkespeare

"The Darkest Hours..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"I know the world seems terrifying right now and the future seems bleak. Just remember human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. Never Let hatred, fear, and ignorance get the best of you. Keep bettering yourself so you can make the world around you better, for nothing can improve without the brightest, bravest, kindest, and most imaginative... more »

"Nice, July 14, 2016..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
○ Our prayers are with the people of France...

Les Boys does the violent ice ballet

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Les Boys does the violent ice ballet and I am not talking about anyone LGBT no I am reffering to the rouge blacnc bleau of Le Club Canandian of Montreal the most storied franchise in the Sports Entertainment biddness Les Boys does Ballet and cabera in Berlin the capital city in the world today for any one that wants to hang out anywhere Between the Germans and the Japanese you have the puzzle peices to build the wall against violence to build it so strong there is no chance of advance in the defense of liberty and art and culture war is all about access to the above but if it where all free... more »

Video: Nice Terror Attack Suspect Gunned Down By French Police

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Video shows police in Nice on the French Riviera firing into the cab of a truck after the suspected driver, Tunisian born French resident Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, mowed down over a hundred people including children on Bastille Day, killing at least 84. Lahouaiej Bouhlel’s identity as the driver has not yet been confirmed by French police. The Telegraph reports: What do we know about his background? According to several French reports, Bouhel was born in Tunisia in 1985 and had a French residency permit. According to Tunisian security sources, Lahouaiej Bouhlel hailed from the Tun... more »

AP Interview: Priebus Declares Rebellion Against Trump Dead

Steve Peoples at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken May 13, 2016, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus answers questions from The Associated Press during an interview at RNC headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The delegate rebellion against Donald Trump is dead. That's according to Priebus. He tells The Associated Press that a highly publicized push to dump Trump during next week's convention is a "nothing burger."] CLEVELAND (AP) -- The GOP delegate rebellion against Donald Trump is dead, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus declared on Friday, looking ahead to a unified ... more »

Theresa May Warns That Terror Attack In UK Is ‘Highly Likely’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Theresa May, Britain’s new Prime Minister, has called an urgent meeting of the government’s emergency COBRA committee. She said that a terror attack in the UK is “highly likely” following Thursdays attack in the French city of Nice which left 84 people dead. RT reports: May says Britain should not expect attacks like those in Belgium, France, and elsewhere could not occur in the UK. “The threat level here in the United Kingdom is already at severe, which means a terrorist attack is highly likely,” she said. The threat from international terrorism has been “severe” since 2014, when it...more »

”Now, Now, Kids. Listen to Your President. You Play Nice With Each Other, Okay?”

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Obama Pointing Lecturing Dad Speech - 900] Another attack, another 84 deaths, and President Obama still refuses to speak of Islamic terrorism. I think I've finally figured out why. He thinks he's our national dad, and he doesn't want his kids speaking ill of other people's kids.... more »

Comey the God: The exciting conclusion!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016Coming tomorrow:* Our final post on Comey the God will be coming tomorrow. We'll return to Fred Kaplan's piece in Slate about the email matter. We'll focus on the 110 emails Comey the God said were the heart of the matter. For those who like to read ahead, here's Kaplan's nugget passage: KAPLAN (7/6/16): *As anyone who’s ever had a security clearance will tell you, the labels secret and confidential mean next to nothing.* When I worked on Capitol Hill in the late 1970s, the government gave me a secret clearance on my first day of work, pending the investiga... more »

Snake in Grass Offers Russia a Great Deal

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Known Prevaricator Gives 8 Page "Deal" to Russia* Hidden amidst all the media frenzy over the latest false flag initiative...this time in France...is a geopolitical bombshell. The US, with Kerry travelling to Moscow, has presented Russia with an 8 page "deal" to settle the Syrian War. No cc was given to Syria...mind you. Some would call the proposal an ultimatum, given that Kerry has threatened unknown consequences after August 1, 2016 if Syria's democratically elected (by a massive majority) President, Dr. Bashar al-Assad, is not "transitioned" out of power. Of course it is n... more »

Europe Tightens Security Following ‘Terror Attack’ In Nice

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Following Thursdays ‘terror attack’ in the French city of Nice, countries across Europe have started tightening their security. French President Francois said that the State of emergency which was set to expire on July 26 has now been extended for an additional three months. At least 84 people were killed when a truck deliberately plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on Thursday evening. RT reports: Now other European Union countries – including Belgium, the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Czech Republic – are taking measures in an attempt to combat the threat of terror. B...more »

Pokemon Go Players Discover Another Dead Body

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A Pokemon Go player has found a dead body floating in Salmon Brook near Rotary Park, Nashua. This is not the first time that a body has been found in a river by a player of the popular new augmented reality smartphone game. Digital Spy reports: This time, the discovery was particularly grizzly. A player going on an afternoon hunt in Nashua, New Hampshire has stumbled upon a corpse floating in the water of a nearby park. Police were quickly called and pulled the body to land, but the emergency services have not indicated whether they believe the death to be suspicious. The incident c... more »

Civilian Lives Matter

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
Will people ever learn to not trust the state and blindly follow its dictates? No matter where you look on the planet the state is the biggest sponsor of terrorism. It is true both in the West and the East, in rich countries and poor countries, in so-called Christian countries and so-called Muslim countries, in so-called democratic free societies like Israel and in closed societies and dictatorships like Iran, Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.

Over half our MPs’ seats are so safe, they never change hands. Then Brexit gave those millions of ignored voters a voice...

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 10 hours ago
KJ and Fee know who and what is to blame... SOURCE Electoral Reform Society In safe seats odds are firmly stacked against any voters looking for change. The average constituency last changed hands between parties in the 1960s, with some super safe seats having remained firmly in one-party control since the time of Queen Victoria. That means, at every election, the majority of seats can be

Pentagon Officials: Modernizing Nukes ‘Crucial’ to Security, Yet Obama Wants to Disarm

Russ Read at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a news conference at the conclusion of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Friday, April 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)] Several top Department of Defense officials told Congress Thursday a multi-billion dollar nuclear modernization effort is key to maintaining U.S. security, though President Obama plans to push for U.S. nuclear disarmament in his final months in office. "Our capabilities as... more »

Author to retract study warning of toxic leaks from Damien Hirst’s artwork

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
The corresponding author of the 2016 study that found high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde leaking from a prominent British artist’s exhibition is now retracting it. The study, about Damien Hirst’s 2012 exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London that presented dead animals embalmed in glass cases full of formaldehyde, suggested that higher than recommended […] The post Author to retract study warning of toxic leaks from Damien Hirst’s artwork appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Terror Attack In Nice: Who Was Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Papers belonging to Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel were found at the scene. Mirror *RT:* *What we know about Nice suspect: Father of 3, solitary & not very religious* Who was the man behind the Bastille Day attack in Nice that killed at least 84 people? RT looks into the facts and story of the 31-year-old French national from Tunisia so far revealed by officials and local media. After police finally neutralized the attacker, they searched the truck and managed to find ID papers belonging Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old French national who was born in Tunisia, sources told medi... more »

World News Briefs -- July 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Was killer depressed about the break-up of his marriage? Police arrest Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel's ex-WIFE over massacre that left 84 dead as dramatic footage reveals moment he was killed in shoot-out* * WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Terrorist uses lorry to mow down crowds during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice * Death toll currently stands at 84, 202 were injured, 52 are in a critical condition and 25 are on life support machines * ID card belonging to Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a French Tunisian man, 31, from Nice, found next to his body * His cousin said Bouhlel, a f... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Shovels and old planes: As North Korea pursues the bomb, its military wanes* Like many in North Korea's army of 1.2 million, Eom Yeong-nam spent more time holding the wooden handle of a shovel than a Kalashnikov rifle during his years in the 501 Construction Brigade. "Except for basic military training two to three months a year, we worked on building apartments or concrete structures for nine to ten months," said Eom, who served 10 years in the army before defecting to the South in 2010, a year before Kim Jong Un assumed power in isolated North Korea. The young leade... more »

The Moral Bank

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago

Inadvertent disclosure seldom amounts to waiver of privilege

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
* R. v. Ward*, 2016 ONCA 568: [31] Communications between a lawyer and his or her client are privileged where they involve the giving or seeking of legal advice and where the parties intend them to be confidential: *Solosky v. The Queen*, [1980] 1 S.C.R. 821, at p. 837. The client, not the lawyer, holds the privilege and only he or she can waive it: *R. v. McClure*, 2001 SCC 14, [2001] 1 S.C.R. 445, at para. 37. [32] Where solicitor-client privilege has not been waived, the court may also consider whether privilege should yield in order to allow an accused to make full... more »

Sanders Supporters Begin to Abandon Clinton

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Ignore Chris Matthews' aggressive pro-Clinton badgering. Focus on Turner's determination to keep her progressive powder dry ... for the moment.* *by Gaius Publius* I'm not saying this is a trend ... yet ... and I'm presenting this just as news, not as something I do or do not want to happen. Frankly, part of me is watching this drama with a novelist's fascination, or more accurately, with a novel reader's fascination. We're in the middle of one of those turning-point political stories — the fall of Athens perhaps, or the year Atilla showed up — where anything could happen, all of ... more »

Controversial chemtrails paper flagged by journal

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A journal has published an expression of concern (EOC) for a 2016 paper providing evidence for a long-standing conspiracy theory about the dangers of cloud trails from jet planes. A similar paper by the same author was retracted last year by another journal. Both papers focused on the “chemtrails” emitted from jet planes, which conspiracy theorists have long believed contain […] The post Controversial chemtrails paper flagged by journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Nice France Attack: Truck Driver Rampage Has A Glaring Hole

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
As I stated in my previous article about this latest "attack" in Nice France, something stinks to high heaven... Yes apparently some 84 innocent people are now dead as a result of a "truck driver rampage" that occurred yesterday with hundreds more injured... But are we getting the real story? Being the pessimist I am, I am continuing to dig into this latest "terrorist" attack, and am trying my best to present new evidence here for everyone to see for themselves.. I found a most interesting article that was just released by a fellow researcher, Jim Stone, who of course writes his bl... more »

Nice France Attack: Something Stinks Here For The Fraud Of ISIS Is Taking The Blame, And Other Points Of Contention....

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
Yes, yesterday was a very bad day for France, as a TUNISIAN man drove a large lorry through some crowded streets in Nice killing some 84 people and leaving maybe hundreds more hospitalized... We are still getting some information about this incident, and there will be more reports to follow this one... Needless to say that this incident could not have happened at a more convenient time for the French government as everywhere across France there have been rallies and protests against the French government's policies... One thing that first alerted me that something was not right abou... more »

David McReynolds : Donald Trump, the unexpected guest with my curry

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
When I found my young friend, the attorney, was considering voting for Trump, it suggested to me that Trump might win. By David McReynolds | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2016 NEW YORK — A few weeks ago a … finish reading David McReynolds : Donald Trump, the unexpected guest with my curry

28 Pages of 9/11 Inquiry Released After 13-Year Wait

Deb Riechmann at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 30: Carie Lemack, who lost her mother Judy Larocque in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, holds a copy of the 9/11 Commision Report during a press conference November 30, 2004 in Washington, DC. The press conference, sponsored by the 9/11 Family Steering Committee and the 9/11 Commission Caucus, was held to discuss attempts to overcome opposition with the Republican leadership to intelligence reform legislation. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. on Friday released once-top secret pages from a congressional report into 9/11 ... more »

Yes, It’s Pence: Trump Announces His VP Choice on Twitter

Julie Pace & Jill Colvin at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: In this July 14, 2016 file photo, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks in Indianapolis. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says on Twitter that he has picked Pence as his running mate.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his decision on Twitter Friday morning, capping a frenzied 24 hours... more »

Nuclear Insecurity

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Nuclear plants are fundamentally insecure for many reasons, including their vulnerability to power disruptions and because of design flaws engineered into their technologies. The NRC, like most (if not all) nuclear agencies, is a captured regulator, exacerbating the fundamental security flaws that endanger us all, as illustrated in the case of the Pilgrim and Oyster Creek NPPs, which have sought to avoid safety upgrades required after Fukushima: Pilgrim Requests Extension from NRC for Post Fukushima Order. CapeCod.Com, July 15, 2016, http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/pilgrim-reques... more »

THE PROBLEMS WITH NOVELS: The New York Times has a new anecdote!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016Interlude—No data need apply:* Having the minds of overgrown children, our major journalists tend to work from script. From their scripts, they construct their novels—their novelized accounts of the news. Many problems can and do result from this common group practice. Many of their favorite novels deal with issues of "character." For example, they often help us determine who The World's Biggest Liar is. In 1999 and 2000, The World's Biggest Liar was Candidate Gore. To make this novel work, they invented a string of lies by Gore, then insisted that he had to... more »

Mike Pence - it's official...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*good choice or bad choice?* Your thoughts?

Nice was a Distraction from 9/11 Revelations?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 14 hours ago
*Was the Nice "Truck Terror Attack" a Distraction from 9/11 Revelations?* It's the morning after the latest terror attack and time for sober second thoughts. Press TV has one angle. The event could have been manufactored as a distraction from soon to be released and long promised redacted and *hidden material* from the bogus Official 9/11 Report. According to former government agent Scott Bennett...this material could have implications for many past and future politicians: *Bennett*: Well, I think they have hidden it for so long because they know that politicians, banks, the Bus... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Trump's Shocking Surge Continues: Ties Hillary In Latest NYT Poll Police Release Dramatic Footage Of Deadly Shooting Of Unarmed White Man Half Of Municipal Employees In Small Italy Town Arrested For Fraud Maduro Puts Military In Charge Of Venezuela's Food, Calls It "Great Sovereign Supply Mission" Former DOJ Prosecutor Sues Obama, Black Lives Matter And Eric Holder For Inciting Race War Boris Johnson Appointed British Foreign Secretary In Unprecedented Step, Japan's Emperor Akihito Intends To Abdicate The U.S. Wastes Half Of All Produce Because It’s Not Ins... more »

Who The F*ck Are These New People In Government?

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Most people in the UK are wondering what is happening to the government. Who are all these new ministers and prime ministers darting in and out of No. 10 Downing street? What happened to David Cameron? Where did they come from? Who are they? What do they want? Who do they represent? Should we fear them or respect them? Huffington Post’s Paddy Duffy gives the rundown on UK’s first post-Thunderdome cabinet to allay fears. Huffington Post Politics reports: Prime Minister: Theresa May. The most senior spy in an episode of Spooks whose only weakness is shown in flashback form: a handsom... more »

French Prime Minister on Nice Terror Attack: ‘France Is Going to Have to Live With Terrorism’

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Paris, France, Eiffel Tower, sunset] The morning after the terrorist attack in Nice, France, which left 84 dead and 50 wounded, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared that the country is "going to have to live with terrorism." Valls delivered his speech by the Elysee... more »

Rep. Chaffetz Worries EPA Is Fudging the Numbers to Justify Costlier Regs

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: EPA, Environmental Protection Agency] Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz is asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) why it dramatically increased key assumptions used to calculate the benefits of federal regulations. "The Committee would like to better understand why key parameters within the cost-benefit analysis... more »

Republican Panel Leaves Anti-Trump Move Gasping for Breath

Alan Fram at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Workers hang state flags on the side of a parking garage next to the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, July 14, 2016, in preparation for the upcoming Republican National Convention.] CLEVELAND (AP) -- The struggle by conservatives for an 11th-hour derailment of Donald Trump’s drive for the Republican presidential nomination is gasping for breath after a committee at the GOP national convention crushed their push to let delegates back the... more »

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was just a lame evil imitation of a Czechoslovak woman

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
Sadly, attacks such as the 2016 Nice attack have turned into business-as-usual. The method that the 31-year-old Tunisian citizen, van driver born in Masakin, Tunisia, a divorced father of a 3-year-old, and a temporary resident in Nice Nord (his expired temporary residence photo ID: the probable lie that he was a French citizen has filled virtually all the world's media – it's politically correct to "welcome" every Arab who appears anywhere in France and consider him to be a French citizen, right?) has applied was "new" in the context of the recent decades of terrorist attacks. But... more »

Assuming Jurisdiction Over A Claim

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
*Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP v. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP*, 2016 SCC 30: Before a court can assume jurisdiction over a claim, a real and substantial connection must be shown between the circumstances giving rise to the claim and the jurisdiction where the claim is brought. This Court’s decision in *Club Resorts Ltd. v. Van Breda*, 2012 SCC 17, [2012] 1 S.C.R. 572, sets out the test for establishing the requisite connection in tort claims, and identified four presumptive connecting factors. All presumptive connecting factors generally point to a relationship between... more »

Nice, France, Bastille Day Truck Attack: Ban Trucks Say Truck Grabbers!!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Any truck grabbers out there making absurd demands to grab the trucks?*- Cause here we have *the truck as a dangerous weapon*! No different then any day on the highways and byways. That said, *I couldn't pass up the opportunity to point out the absurdity of the gun grabbers!* *A bit of a chronology:* *Last week: July 8th to be exact:* French President Francois Hollande has said Russia should not be considered a threat but rather a partner. "NATO has no role at all to be saying what Europe's relations with Russia should be,” Hollande said on July 8 as he arrived for an alliance sum... more »

More Details Emerge On The Motorcyclist Who Chased And Tried To Stop The Nice Truck Terrorist

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*AFP:* *Motorcyclist crushed trying to stop killer truck* Berlin (AFP) - A German journalist who witnessed the Nice attack said he saw a motorcyclist chase the killer truck and try to enter the cabin but fall and end up under the wheels. "I stood on the balcony, right on the Promenade des Anglais, and saw how people celebrated there, and how suddenly a truck drove through the crowd," Richard Gutjahr, 42, who shot smartphone video footage of the bloody Bastille Day rampage, told AFP on Friday. "Surprisingly, he drove very slowly, not fast, he drove slowly and he was chased by a mo... more »

Has China Lost Control Of Its Space Station?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Artist's illustration of China's 8-ton Tiangong-1 space lab, which is expected to fall to Earth late next year, unless it's boosted to a higher altitude. Credit: CMSE *Space.com*: *When Will China's 'Heavenly Palace' Space Lab Fall Back to Earth?* A Chinese space lab is bound to come back to Earth relatively soon, but when and where this happens is a matter of debate and speculation. For example, some satellite trackers think China may have lost control of the uncrewed 8-ton (7.3 metric tons) vehicle, which is called Tiangong-1. That's the view of Thomas Dorman, who has been docum... more »

Is Russia Building A Nuclear Space Bomber?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
© ITAR-TASS/Vasily Smirnov *David Axe, Daily Beast*: *Russia Is Building a Nuclear Space Bomber* Kremlin claims about a spacecraft that could fire weapons anywhere on Earth within two hours may have just kick-started a nuclear arms race in space. The Russian military claims it’s making progress on a space plane similar to the U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B robotic mini-shuttle. That in itself isn’t terribly surprising or even, for the United States, particularly worrisome. Lots of governments and even private companies are working on space planes that can launch from rockets or r... more »

Russia's FSB Graduates Punished For Having An Over-The-Top Celebration After Graduating

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Russian spy service punishes trainee agents for showy public celebration* Russia's FSB security service said on Thursday it would punish dozens of new agents who celebrated graduating from the agency's training academy by ostentatiously driving through Moscow in a luxury convoy allowing themselves to be photographed. Millions of Russians have watched footage of the incident, with many, including veteran spies, branding it a shameful display of wealth and power at a time of economic crisis. "For four years they were taught conspiracy, corporate ethics and that one mus... more »

Embedded With The Foreign Legion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Members of the French Foreign Legion celebrate Christmas. Edouard Elias *Time*: *Up Close With the French Foreign Legion* French photographer Edouard Elias embedded with the French Foreign Legion. Edouard Elias first embedded with the French Foreign Legion in the summer of 2014 during France’s military intervention in Central African Republic. At first, the legionnaires were wary of yet another journalist shadowing them. They believed that most journalists were only interested in their own work, says Elias, and not in the mission of the troops—but the French photographer, who had b... more »

UN Report: War Crimes Committed By Both Sides In The Ukraine War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*DW*: *UN notes possible 'war crimes' by both sides in Ukraine* Killings nearing "war crimes" on both of Ukraine's conflict have been identified in a UN human rights report. It highlights a lack of accountability as fighting rumbles on 18 months after a ceasefire was declared. The United Nations' Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported on Thursday that "impunity for killings remains rampant" in Ukraine, mainly its eastern rebel regions. The study listing 60 incidents, conducted between January 2014 and May of this year, widely blaming pro-Russian separat... more »

Live Updates Nice Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Live Updates Nice Attack* Latest updates on France lorry attack -- BBC The Latest: Truck attack death toll rises to 80 -- AP World News liveblog -- Reuters Nice attack: France mourns after 84 killed in Bastille Day atrocity – latest news -- The Guardian Live Nice terror attack: Lorry driver who killed 84 in Bastille Day rampage named as convicted criminal born in Tunisia -- The Telegraph Scores killed and injured as truck ploughs through crowds in Nice: Live -- Euronews Live blog on Nice, France, incident -- CNN Truck Attack in Nice: Live Updates -- NBC

A List Of Islamic Terror Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
French CRS and judicial police work near the heavy truck that ran into a crowd at high speed celebrating the Bastille Day July 14 national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais killing 80 people in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard *WNU Editor:* The religion of peace has been keeping count. The list* is here.*

Who Are The Victims From Yesterday's Terror Attack In Nice

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Father, Sean, 51, (pictured far left with wife Kimberly far right, and Brodie, center) was also killed *Daily Mail*: *Victims of the Bastille Day massacre: Student watched in horror as her friend was killed instantly - as others desperately take to social media to find their loved ones * * 84 victims of Nice terror attack on Bastille Day started to be identified * Among those killed are an American father and his young son from Texas * German school teacher also killed in the attacks, according to authorities * Polina Serebryannikova, 22, watched friend Victoria Savchenko killed A st... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A massive security operation was launched in the aftermath of the deadly massacre with survivors evacuated with their hands up *WNU Editor: *The Daily Mail has an extensive collection of pictures on yesterday's terror attack in France ..... *Dramatic moment ISIS fanatic is shot dead by police: French-Tunisian truck terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel is gunned down after killing 84 including 10 children at Nice Bastille Day firework show* (The Daily Mail)

Doctor who blew whistle on defunded study speaks

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
It’s rare for the U.S. government to revoke grants – but it happened recently, according to a report this week by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR). As the report notes, in March the government revoked $914,000 in funding awarded to Susan Harkema at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, after discovering problems with a study […] The post Doctor who blew whistle on defunded study speaks appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Jeff Shero Nightbyrd : Should we disarm the police?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 15 hours ago
A policeman who kills becomes prosecutor, judge, and executioner without facts and a trial. By Jeff Shero Nightbyrd | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2016 Five policemen were assassinated in Dallas. No surprise. In America on average 25 blacks … finish reading Jeff Shero Nightbyrd : Should we disarm the police?

Scientists Create Invisibility Cloak Made Of Nano-Sized Particles

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created a device that can make objects ‘disappear’ by stopping them scattering radio waves. The invisibility cloak is made of a composite material with nano-size particles that can enhance specific properties on an object’s surface. Phys.Org reports: Researchers from QMUL’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, worked with UK industry to demonstrate for the first time a practical cloaking device that allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves. While the research might not lead to the invis... more »

Trump Keeps Suspense Alive Over Veep Choice

Julie Pace & Jill Colvin at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: AP Poll Young America_perr (2)__1468588657_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump is keeping suspense alive over his choice of a running mate, sidelining the announcement because of the deadly attack in Nice, France. He’d planned to introduce his pick at a news conference Friday morning in... more »

Long Island

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Geographically, Long Island consists of of four counties, Kings (Brooklyn) and Queens, part of "the city," and Nassau and Suffolk. Colloquially, every New Yorker who says "Long Island" or "the Island," means Nassau and Suffolk, which have a combined population of 2,846,241. When I lived there in the mid to late '60s, Suffolk County was still the second or third biggest potato farming county in the U.S. with lots of wide-open spaces. Today it is the 4th most populous county in New York, after Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. It has one entire congressional district (NY-01) and part ... more »

Father, Son from Texas Among France Truck Attack Victims

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: France Truck Attack_perr (1)__1468587903_71.164.139.145] AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Relatives say a father and son from the Austin area are among the victims of the deadly truck attack in Nice. Family friend Jess Davis says 51-year-old Sean Copeland and his 11-year-old son Brodie were killed... more »

As This School District Sets New Transgender Guidelines, Parents Fight for Transparency

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A sign on a wall for "All Gender Restroom" with symbols for men, trans and women. LGBT issue.] Parents in a Washington suburb say their school board has cut them out of the process of implementing new guidelines for accommodating transgender students. The school board in Fairfax County, an affluent suburb in Northern Virginia, has scrapped a public... more »

Democrat AGs Targeting Climate ‘Dissenters’ Face Legal Demand to Disclose Ties to Environmental Groups

Kevin Mooney at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: MTA_PD_Join_AG's_COP_Program_(14175745122)] State government figures spearheading an effort to obtain documents from scientists and researchers who dissent from the Obama administration's position on climate change are being asked, once again, to come clean about their relationships with environmental organizations. But this time... more »

Lessons Learned from Texas

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
Texas Necklace, Cents of Style Shortly after our 1st daughter was born, my husband and I moved to Harlingen, TX. Don't know where that is? Don't worry, most people don't. It is in the Rio Grande Valley and is close to the border and the Gulf of Mexio. It is a beautiful and strange area, with a culture that is no quite either of the bordering countries. It is wonderful and in places very unsafe. When people buy an item with a state on it, they usually pick the state in which they lived the longest. I always pick Texas. I may not have spent my childhood there, but I became an adult t... more »

The Child Asked, ‘What If I Identify as a Dinosaur?’

Michael Brown at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Close up of boy (12 years) sitting in classroom.] I was speaking to a group of young people, primarily aged 12-18, at an apologetics conference at a local Christian school, addressing the issues of sexuality and gender. Towards the end of my presentation, I played a video about the... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 14th July)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 17 hours ago
National Living Wage has not led to job losses, survey says Employers have responded to the new National Living Wage (NLW) by raising prices or reducing profits rather than cutting jobs, according to a survey from the Resolution Foundation. The wage, which requires employers to pay staff aged 25 and over at least £7.20 an hour, was introduced in April. This report is the first snapshot of how

Poll: Most Americans Think Hillary Broke the Law

Ken Thomas & Emily Swanson at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: AP Poll Campaign 2016_perr__1468582849_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton enters the summer damaged by perceptions that she violated the law by using a private email system while serving as secretary of state, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. More than half of Americans think... more »

Former Obama Intel Chief: ‘We Are Losing’ Against ISIS

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn speaks during the change of directorship for the Defense Intelligence Agency on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., July 24, 2012.] President Barack Obama's former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency believes the United States is "losing the war" on and off the battlefield against ISIS. "The enemy has more than doubled in capacity and capability and geographical footprint around the... more »

Clinton Airing Thousands of Positive Ads While Trump Silent

CHAD DAY & JULIE BYKOWICZ at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she greets supporters at a presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- It would take almost 14 days of eyes glued to the television to watch all the feel-good Hillary Clinton ads that have aired since the general election campaign began last month. Meanwhile, anyone flipping through the channels...more »

World Leaders Express Horror at Attack; Sympathy for France

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Mongolia Asia Europe _perr__1468580959_71.164.139.145] NICE, France (AP) -- World leaders are expressing dismay, sadness and solidarity with France over the attack carried out by a man who drove truck into crowds of people celebrating France’s national day in Nice, killing at least 84 people:... more »

Bring On The Independents

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Patrick Bazeau walked back into the Senate yesterday, the charges he faced having been dropped. What does that say about the government and the man that brought the charges? It's pretty clear that the Harper government was a smear machine. And, in the end, the smears didn't stick. But the Senate still needs reform. Tasha Kheiriddin writes: In recent months the Red Chamber has been going through its own version of rehab, working to show that it actually *is* a chamber of sober second thought, rather than a den of feckless spendthrifts. It voted to amend the government’s assisted su... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/15/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"Every picture tells a story, don't it?" *"Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/15/2016"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "France has been hit once again by Islamic terror–this time in Nice. The French Riviera town was struck during Bastille Day celebrations by a terrorist who used a truck to mow down dozens of people. French media says ISIS is claiming responsibility for the heinous crime. The USA Today keeps propelling false narratives with the “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) movement and helping out the Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton with what can only be described as biased one-si... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Whisper To Me”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Whisper To Me” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpfrRz-jcS8

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 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 »

"The Statistics On Sanity..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.” - Rita Mae Brown

Chet Raymo, “You'll Be The Death Of Me Yet”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“You'll Be The Death Of Me Yet”* by Chet Raymo "What parent hasn't said that to a child. Or at least thought it. "You're taking years off my life," we say. And maybe we mean it and maybe we don't, but it seems like all that energy we are investing in our offspring must come from somewhere. Scientists talk about the "disposable soma" theory. (Soma refers to an organism's body as distinct from its reproductive cells.) According to the theory, producing and raising children diverts the body's limited resources away from the task of maintaining and repairing cells, with early aging as... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Plumaugat, Bretagne, France. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: Octavio Paz, "Brotherhood"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Brotherhood"* "I am a man: little do I last and the night is enormous. But I look up: the stars write. Unknowing I understand: I too am written, and at this very moment someone spells me out." - Octavio Paz

Paulo Coelho, "The Bird And The Cage"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"The Bird And The Cage"* by Paulo Coelho "Once upon a time, there was a bird. He was adorned with two perfect wings and with glossy, colorful, marvelous feathers. One day, a woman saw this bird and fell in love with him. She invited the bird to fly with her, and the two travelled across the sky in perfect harmony. She admired and venerated and celebrated that bird. But then she thought: He might want to visit far-off mountains! And she was afraid, afraid that she would never feel the same way about any other bird. And she thought: “I’m going to set a trap. The next time the bird a... more »

"Here Is A Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"Here is a truth, a truth by which to live: there is hope. There is always hope. If we choose to abandon it, our souls will turn to ash and blow away." - John Connolly

Midday Musical Interlude: Brule', “A Message For All Of Humanity”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Brule', “A Message For All Of Humanity” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jlllL4gzps

"There Are Days..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"There are days, there are times, when you feel like you've walked so far, when the voice inside you is complaining that it's all uphill, that it always will be. And then, after all that, way beyond your blue horizon, you see the biggest mountains you've ever seen, and you think, "I can't do that." Well, I hope you always have somebody who tells you that you can. Like I'm telling you now." - Windy Ariestanty

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago

The Economy: "Central Bank Wonderland is Complete and Now Open for Business- The Epocalypse Has Fully Begun"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Central Bank Wonderland is Complete and Now Open for Business- * *The Epocalypse Has Fully Begun"* by Knave Dave "Summer vacation is here, and the whole global family has arrived at Central-Bank Wonderland, the upside-down, inside-out world that banksters and their puppet politicians call “recovery.” Everyone is talking about it as wizened traders puzzle over how stocks and bonds soared, hand-in-hand, in face of the following list of economic thrills: • Britain voted to exit the EU, and a handful of other nations are talking openly along similar lines. One major crack in the Euro... more »

The Red Cross And Transitional Justice

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*"Front collapse. Do not risk nearly."* The local Red Cross is a good example of the kinds of small but important moves that need to be made as Taiwan moves into its post-colonial transition. The Republic of China Red Cross has operated under a special act passed in 1954, exempt from the usual laws governing civil organizations. The Taipei Times reports: The first policy negotiations between the Executive Yuan and the Legislative Yuan on Monday night resulted in a decision to abolish the Red Cross Society Act of the Republic of China (中華民國紅十字會法), the Executive Yuan said. The New ... more »

#Pray4Nice: France, World Reel as Bastille Day Attack Leaves 84 Dead in Nice

Philippe Sotto, Colleen Barry & Lori Hinnant at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: People gather and sing the French national anthem at a vigil in a tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack, in Sydney, Australia, Friday, July 15, 2016. World leaders are expressing dismay, sadness and solidarity with France over the attack carried out by a man who drove truck into crowds of people celebrating France's national day in Nice. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)] NICE, France (AP) -- As new details emerged Friday about the Tunisian man who drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people and wounding 202 others, French leaders extend... more »

Robison and Huckabee Talk Trump and the Dangers of Big Government

The Stream at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: James Robison and Mike Huckabee - 900] James Robison: Do you find it difficult as a faith leader to comprehend how people can actually support a platform and candidate that tells them they can't make it without dependence upon the federal government? And along with that plank... more »

From Failure to Fear to Freedom: The Lesson of the Three Trees

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Three Trees Silhouettes - 900] Many know of the dramatic encounter on Mt. Carmel between the Prophet Elijah and the false prophets of Baal. (1 Kings 18) Elijah challenged them to a contest, to determine whose God was the true God. The false prophets built...more »

Hinkley Point subsidy bill quadruples to £30 billion, as power price forecasts fall

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/13/hinkley-point-subsidy-bill-quadruples-as-power-price-forecasts-f/?WT.mc_id=e_DM140194&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_FAM_New_AEM_Recipient&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Edi_FAM_New_AEM_Recipient_2016_07_15&utm_campaign=DM140194 From the Telegraph: The subsidy bill to be paid by households and businesses for Hinkley Point has more than quadrupled since the agreement for the new nuclear plant was signed in 2013, the National Audit Office has said. In a report, the NAO set out the stark impact […]

Newt Gingrich: Any Muslim Who Wants Sharia Should Be Deported!...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 19 hours ago
*How nuts is the left wing in America?* *This nuts...*

Hunter Gatherer Societies aren't merely pre-cursors to Civilised Farming Societies

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
My basic premise here is so-called Hunter Gatherers didn't simply evolve into Farming Cities, but the 'hunter gatherer lifestyle' was the result of dispersal of cataclysm-ruined city peoples. This means Great Societies have come and gone, ALL THROUGH MODERN MAN'S HISTORY and there is nothing we've ever been able to do about it. You can read it in your 'holy books' time and time again, an exodus of people isn't always a political event... People BECOME hunter-gatherers (periodically) when Nature allows it by clearing a landmass of cities, and this happens all the time. If that part... more »


D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago

Alaska Highway Mile Zero - The Truth About Truth

killing Mother at killing Mother - 20 hours ago
12- 14th July 2016 I have arrived at mile zero of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. This morning marks what I hope will be a journey of wonderful wild places and endless, unspoiled landscapes, punctuated only by herds of wild beasts. I was hoping to get a bit of wilderness therapy to help me recover from the experience of Fort McMurray, but alas, all I have seen is yet another 500 miles or so of canola, interspersed with a patch of secondary growth forest here and there, and a wetland or two. I have seen two prairie dogs (very cute), a couple of dead skunks, thre... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Setting Up Security at a Simulated Wreck Site

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Marines in Australia] U.S. Marines set up security for a simulated aircraft wreck site at the Cultana Training Area in Australia on July 1, 2016. Thank you to these Marines for serving our country overseas!

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Here's what we know so far about the attack in #Nice pic.twitter.com/L8Nsx0Fx07 — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 15, 2016 *WNU Editor:* The Twitter feed for today`s attacks in Nice* is here.*

Hillary Clinton Reacts To The Nice Terror Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Real Clear Politics*: *Clinton on Nice: We Need To Launch An "Intelligence Surge" In War Against "Radical Jihadist Groups"* Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke to Bill O'Reilly on tonight's edition of The O'Reilly Factor about the terror attack in Nice, France. O'Reilly proposed President Obama to hold a summit with all Western nations to address the proliferation of radical Islam and how to stop it. Clinton said that would not be effective. Clinton said we have to do more to understand this is a war against "radical jihadist groups." "President O... more »

Donald Trump Reacts To Nice Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Daily Mail:** 'This is war:' Donald Trump quickly seizes on 'horrific' Nice Bastille Day attack and says if elected president, he will ask Congress for declaration of war on ISIS * * Donald Trump quickly seized on reports of another deadly attack in France * He took to Twitter to say: 'When will we learn? It is only getting worse' * The billionaire said 'it's about time' Obama used the term 'radical Islam' * If elected, he said he would ask Congress for declaration of war on ISIS * He also used the opportunity to reiterate his plan on banning people from 'terrorist nations' from en... more »

President Obama Reacts To The Attack In Nice

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Politico*: *Obama condemns 'what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack' in France* President Barack Obama on Thursday evening offered condolences after Nice, France, was rocked by a deadly attack on Bastille Day, and said the United States will offer any investigatory resources that are needed. “On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians,” Obama said in a statement. “We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, a... more »

French President François Hollande Addresses Nation After Today's Terror Attack In Nice

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Time*: *President Hollande Extends France’s State of Emergency After Nice Attack* French President François Hollande announced that he would extend his country’s state of emergency — due to end July 26 — by an additional three months, following the deadly attack in Nice Thursday when a truck plowed into a crowd of people, killing at least 80. Hollande condemned the attack as a “monstrosity,” and said there could be no doubt that it was an act of terror. “France as a whole is under the threat of Islamic terrorism,” he said. “We have to demonstrate absolute vigilance and show dete... more »

Videos On YouTube Capture The Horror On What Happened In Nice Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Horrifying footage captures the moment truck ploughs into screaming crowd in Nice after heroic motorcyclist throws himself on the vehicle and police open fire* * Videos show horrifying moment the lorry mows down a crowd of people * The truck is seen hurtling into pedestrians watching fireworks in Nice * At least 77 people have been killed and 50 injured during terrorist attack * Witnesses claim the driver then got out and opened fire on pedestrians * One Clip shows scenes of chaos as Bastille Day revellers run in terror * Another shows heroic motorcyclist and police tr... more »

Details Emerge On Who Was The Driver Of The Truck That Killed 80+ People In Nice

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
#BREAKING: Identity papers of French-Tunisian found in Nice truck: police source — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 15, 2016 *Sputnik:** Terrorist in Nice Truck Attack Was City Resident of Tunisian Origin* The driver of the truck that killed at least 80 people in Nice on Thursday evening was a 31-year-old resident born in Tunisia, according to French newspaper Nice Matin. The attack occurred when the driver plowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day during a firework display along the city's waterfront. He drove for more than a mile before being shot dead by police, according to... more »

False Flag Terror Attack In France Sees Harsh Military Rules Imposed

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The terror attack in Nice, France could not have come at a more auspicious time for the deeply unpopular President Hollande and his embattled government, leading many to believe this was a false flag government orchestrated attack. The government and authorities have been struggling to control a citizen uprising for the past three months and now they can impose more state of emergency measures, call up military operational reserves, and justify clamping down on any dissidents to thwart the uprising movement. Not long before the attack happened, French President Hollande said the na...more »

Assad: USA Created ISIS, Russia Are Destroying Them

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Brave President Assad has delivered a scathing attack on the U.S. for creating and perpetuating the rise of ISIS – but insists Syria’s bloody civil war will be won within months, praising Vladimir Putin’s Russian intervention for helping tip the scales towards victory. President Assad spoke to NBC News yesterday at his office in Damascus and dismissed the “illegal” U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria as “counterproductive” and ineffective — compared to the “legal” and effective firepower lent by Putin’s Russian forces. “The reality is telling that, since the beginning of the Ameri... more »

Congress Forces Attorney General To Admit Why She Let Clinton Off The Hook

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Attorney General Loretta Lynch was promised she will serve as Attorney General under a Clinton administration, according to Members of Congress who have accused her of corruption and self-interest. Lynch, an appointee of the Obama administration, met with Bill Clinton on her private plane a few days before the recommendation not to prosecute Hillary Clinton was released. The Attorney General maintains that the case was not discussed – they spoke about grandchildren, she says – however every sane person in the country, and that includes some Members of Congress, find that hard to bel... more »

Intelligence Chief Warns France On The Brink Of Civil War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A senior security chief has warned that France is on the brink of a civil war which has the potential to spread like wildfire throughout the rest of Europe. Patrick Calvar, head of the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI), claims that the ‘extreme Right and the Muslim world’ have pushed people to their breaking point. France is on the brink of a civil war Dailymail.co.uk reports: A total of 147 people were murdered by terrorists in the capital during atrocities in January and November. Many of those responsible were French passport holders with North African background... more »

Meet The Secret Illuminati Group That Runs The World

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A highly secretive illuminati group who have the power to decide the fate of over 7 billion people have been hidden in plain sight for the last 86 years. The Bank of International Settlements is the world’s most exclusive club – run by just eighteen members. . Zerohedge.com reports: The following is an excerpt from TOWER OF BASEL: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World by Adam LeBor. Reprinted with permission from PublicAffairs. The world’s most exclusive club has eighteen members. They gather every other month on a Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in conference room E ... more »

The Tribunal Ruling on China vs Philippines: Tsai misses an opportunity

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 22 hours ago
*[image: DSC02581]* *This week my old college roommate from 35 years ago came to Taiwan, so naturally I took him to Alishan*. I took my old college roommate to Alishan on Tuesday and Wednesday, then frantically did all the work I'd been ignoring, then headed up to Taipei for hours of meetings on Thursday and Friday morning. Sorry for my silence. New President Tsai Ing-wen has to solve three interrelated problems: (1) the ordinary problems any leader faces, from domestic crises to economic growth; (2) Taiwan's relationship with the large state next door that wants to annex it; and (3... more »

Former Admiral Says America Should Prepare For Imminent War With China

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A former U.S. admiral has warned a congressional hearing that the United States should make immediate plans to fight a war with China. Former Director of National Intelligence and retired Navy admiral Dennis Blair told the panel that the U.S. needs to ready itself to use military force to oppose Chinese aggression in the South China Sea. Undergroundreporter.org reports: “I think we need to have some specific lines and then encourage China to compromise on some of its objectives,” Blair, who headed the U.S. Pacific Command while in the Navy, said at the hearing. The admiral’s recomm... more »

British Prime Minister: Paedophiles Could Be Allowed To Adopt

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Newly appointed British Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a review on whether paedophiles should be allowed to adopt children in order to “not breach their human rights”. Helen Reece, a reader in law at the London School of Economics, spurred the then Home Secretary to relax the rules which bans sex offenders from caring for children. Telegraph.co.uk reports: In an article in the respected Child and Family Law Quarterly, Miss Reece suggested that reoffending rates were not high among sex criminals, adding: “despite growing public concern over paedophilia, the numbers of child sex m... more »

Congress Calls For Prosecution Of FBI Boss Over Clinton Foundation Ties

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Congress is calling for the prosecution of FBI boss James Comey after it was revealed that he has connections to the Clinton Foundation. On Monday, Republicans sent a letter demanding to know why Comey didn’t recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State. Infowars.com reports: Clinton “clearly placed our nation’s secrets in peril,” the letter states. “No one is above the law, and the American people deserve a more robust explanation for your decision to not recommend criminal charges.” The letter sent by House Judic...more »

Labour Party Donor To Overrule Jeremy Corbyn’s Inclusion On Ballot

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn faces another challenge to his leadership of the Labour Party as a legal fight is being mounted against the decision to allow his name on the leadership ballot. Michael Foster, a Labour Party donor who gave £400,000 to the party’s general election campaign, has instructed lawyers to challenge the decision to allow Corbyn to stand without the support of 51 fellow MPs. Ibtimes.co.uk reports: He said Corbyn’s desire to “self-nominate” and use support outside of MPs to maintain his leadership was not the intention of any of the founding rules of the PLP. “I am seeking the... more »

Secret 28 Page Report To Shed Light On Saudi’s Role On 9/11 This Friday

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A secret 28-page report detailing the Saudi Arabian government’s role on 9/11 is set to be de-classified and released to the public this Friday. The 28-page document was part of a 2002 congressional investigation into the 9/11 attacks which were classified shortly before the report was released. Cnn.com reports: Sources said there are still some procedural steps that need to be taken before the release, which members of both parties in Congress and family members of victims have been seeking for years. “This is great news,” said Jerry Goldman, a lawyer who represents families of vi... more »

US Scientists Say Zika Virus Is A Growing Threat

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
U.S. officials have urged Congress to approve funding to deal with the ever-increasing threat that the Zika virus poses to the United States. At a Senate hearing on Wednesday, three U.S. officials warned that the West is under threat of the rapidly spreading virus, saying that Florida, Puerto Rico and Brazil are regions most at risk. Foxnews.com reports: In Florida, officials reported 13 new infections on Monday, bringing the state’s total known cases to 282, said state senator Marco Rubio, who convened the meeting of the Senate Foreign Affairs subcommittee focused on the Western H... more »

Nice attack: Dozens killed during Bastille Day celebrations per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36800730 on the attack in Nice: 'At least 84 people have died, including children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice. The driver ploughed on for 2km on the Promenade des Anglais at about 23:00 local time, before being shot dead by police. President Francois Hollande said the attack was of "an undeniable terrorist nature".' A terrorist attack? Really, do you think so? This use of motor vehicles as weapons was started by Palestinian terrorists in Israel as a way o... more »

JRubiales Artista - Spanish photorealism - Disneyworld via the Med

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 23 hours ago
Free Planet's accidental quest to uncover the best of Spanish art continues with this morning's chance encounter, J Rubiales from Onteniente eastern Spain, just across from the island of Mallorca. Rubiales is a proper photorealist in the Americana-ised sense, dealing with graffiti'd city streets and vignettes of glossy consumerism but there's a distinctive set of Mediterranean fishing boats (example above) that are a delight to view. Those in the relevant art-study field can't help but notice Rubiales loving reference or intentional *homage* to the photorealist great Chuck Clo... more »

Obama, Clinton and Race Exploitation

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together sitting at a picnic table April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House.] Hillary Clinton, exploiting the venue of her appearance in Springfield, Illinois -- where Abraham Lincoln warned against “a house divided” -- told America that Donald Trump is not fit to lead in times of racial tension. This is rich, considering... more »

The Abortion Lobby’s Horrifying New ‘Comedy’ Act

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Comedians Getting Abortions - 900] In a year of national anxiety, you know what's sure to get America smiling again? A "comedy" video about abortion, courtesy of NARAL Pro-Choice America! No, really: This happened, and a bunch of people thought it was an A+ idea.... more »

Fact-Checking a Memorial Service

Mona Charen at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at PGE National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, July 9, 2016. Obama is in Warsaw attending the NATO Summit.] In the aftermath of the violence of the past two weeks, I was genuinely rooting for President Obama to achieve the eloquence for which he has such an unearned reputation. If ever there were a moment that called for largeness... more »

Transpicuous News: Nice's Terror & Pokemon SpyOp

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
For todays Transpicuous News we have a double report: First up- the "Terrorist Attack" in Nice France. As we've seen so many times in the past, as this "attack" played out, the reports were full of vastly different information from multiple sources. Deaths were listed as anywhere from 2 dozen up to 80, with 20- over 100 injured.... depending on which report you followed. Mysterious, there are no reports on HOW these people died. Gunshot? Explosions? Run over by the Truck? Not a word. And two reported "hostage situations" in Nice seemingly vanished and then were denied by th... more »

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

NATO is Finally Sending a Message to Russia

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 1 day 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 »

UPDATED: NICE.... Now They've Stolen "Normal" from Humanity

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATED: Friday, July 15, 2016 *New information on Nice False Flag from Angirfan at the bottom of this post 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 "neutralise... more »

Keynesian vs Austrian Economics: Infographic

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

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

The Stream at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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