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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

16 July - Blogs I'm Following

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11:40pm MDST

Separate But Equal

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 19 minutes ago
Look what Brian Tau of the *WSJ* found when he was at the GOP convention in Cleveland today: You got it: Segregated elevators. Word has it that party bosses are scrambling like hookers on Two-For-One Night taking down these racist signs. They and the Trump campaign are also, as does everyone these days, refusing to comment to the media. We know that a certain white supremacist organization that was responsible for a certain riot in Sacramento had pledged to attend the convention. Perhaps the GOP actually wants them to be there and is just being accommodating to those ... more »

Silent Hell

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 19 minutes ago
(By *American Zen*'s @mikeflannigan59, on loan from Ari) *J*ust after midnight last night, Donald Trump was frantically on his phone talking to senior campaign advisors begging for them to give him a way out of his Mike Pence VP pick. Perhaps he didn't like the straw poll results he was getting on Twitter. Pence was even more ridiculed yesterday than Newt Gingrich the day before. Not helping matters was the stupendously stupid, awkward and, frankly, derivative and provocative campaign logo referencing Trump and Pence. Or perhaps, as with John McCain eight years ago, he simply didn't... more »

Transpicuous News: Turkish Theatre, or How to Host a Coup

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 29 minutes ago
On today's Transpicuous News, I discuss the topic: Turkish Theatre , or How to Host a Coup and stack the deck at the same time! ... And what is Erdogan going to do with an entire air base full of US military personnel and tactical nukes that he's got on lock-down? Stay tuned friends! As I keep saying: Shits seriously getting interesting! d Yesterday's Transpicuous News show: Turkey's Military Coup or Co-opt? http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/transpicuous-news-turkeys-military-coup.html http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160716/1043138797/erdogan-fake-coup-...more »

To the Streets in Argentina

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 35 minutes ago
Thousands of Argentines took to streets, banging pots and pans to reject skyrocketing hikes in the cost of public services implemented by the government of Mauricio Macri.

Zumwalt 12 Vow to Take Arrests to Trial

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 35 minutes ago
*Zumwalt 12 Head to Arraignment on August 2 * *for BIW ‘Christening’ Arrests* *Vow to Take the Case to Trial* The Zumwalt 12, arrested at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Maine on June 18, were charged with ‘Obstructing a public way’ and will appear in West Bath District Court at 1:00 pm on August 2. The Zumwalt 12 intends to plead not guilty and will seek a unified trial. Bar Harbor attorney Lynne Williams will represent the group. According to Zumwalt 12 member Connie Jenkins (Orono), “We felt we were carrying out our responsibility as citizens to use the first amendment to speak agai... more »

How Secure Are The 50+ U.S. Nuclear Tactical Weapons At Turkey's Incirlik Air Base?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
Incirlik air base in Adana, Turkey © Murad Sezer / Reuters *RT*:* Local authorities block access to air base in Turkey that houses US nukes* Movement in and out of the Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey was blocked on Saturday by local military authorities. The NATO base stores US tactical nuclear weapons. Access to the base has now been restored and flights are again allowed in its airspace, Daily Sabah reports, citing the US consulate in Turkey. "Local authorities are denying movements on to and off of Incirlik Air Base. The power there has also been cut," the US consulate in A... more »

U.S. - Turkish Relations Are Deteriorating After Friday's Failed Coup Attempt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
Turkish PM: Any country that stands by cleric Gulen will be at war with Turkey https://t.co/1JPi1nUTeO pic.twitter.com/VJcTrtVi6M — Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) July 16, 2016 *Quartz:* *Turkey threatens war on “any country” supporting exiled cleric Gülen—like the US* Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has threatened war against any country that would “stand by” Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen. This is a pointed threat towards the United States, where Gülen has been living in self-imposed exile since 1999. The implicit demand, according to BBC’s Turkey correspondent Mark Lowen,... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 53 minutes ago
Musings was mentioned by Jeremy Bender in “ISIS just announced that its ‘minister of war,’ ‘a star pupil’ of US special-forces training, was killed” in Business Insider.

Do White Americans Want to Keep Black Americans Down?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: People attending the Black Lives Matter protest select signs provided by organizers before marching thru the streets in the heart Washington, DC, July 9, 2016.] Is there systemic, intentional racism in America today? Do large numbers of white Americans want to keep black Americans down? If not, why have other minorities overcome the odds to rise to the top of society while so many black... more »

Discovery of Philistine Cemetery May Solve Biblical Mystery

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
This is good news. The genetic history of the philistines is of deep interest as it may well link to a wide dispersion of source peoples that has been hinted at. In the event, they were never local. Thus questions regarding the sea peoples can be answered at least in part. Tradition links them together.. This is likely the only identifiable graveyard belonging to such a people. * Discovery of Philistine Cemetery May Solve Biblical Mystery * *An unprecedented find in southern Israel may finally reveal the origins of one of the Hebrew Bible's greatest villains.* * Human remain... more »

Apollo Missions Ended Because Extraterrestrials Prevented US Navy Bases on Moon

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
We are now in the era of death bed testimony and we are picking up a zinger. Legitimate witnesses are confirming that our entry to the moon was met and confronted. Recall that the Navy already had access to gravity technology however primitive which our own work has essentially rediscovered and confirmed. This certainly explains the deliberate development of large gravity control vessels which is an obvious first step as there are less design constraints. This is a development program that has now been afoot since the mid fifties and accelerated with the advent of NASA. ... more »

Secret ‘American’ Space Fleets

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
What secrecy has done for the USA is provide a plus fifty year jump on Gravity control technology which we recently rediscovered. We are now getting some death bed whistle blowing but all from the very early stages. This whole enterprise is operated at above top secret and without the oversight of the political system, while been funded by the issuance of fiat currency which is easily accounted for and made to disappear from the records. National involvement must include Britain and plausibly NATO generally under the aegis of aid to an ally. What is described here is vastl... more »

Ingredient in Cannabis Could help With Alzheimer’s.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
Here we actually find a therapeutic application for THC itself. It counteracts the associated toxicity that produces the observed damage. What is then clearly indicated is the ingestion of a THC optimized cannabis juice at a level low enough to avoid actual impairment. This is somewhat like the daily shot of brandy or glass of wine recommended for heart patients. One wonders what they are like combined? The continuing take home is that cannabis juice in several variations are strongly health supporting and will be part of the human diet. In the end we all need to ingest a da... more »

False Flag Coup: Erdogan's Trick Cost Lives of Thousands, And Empowered ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*An excerpt from, "The "coup" was a fraud?" By Pat Lang, July 16, 2016:* From what I am hearing from sources in Turkey, this may have been a pre-emptive "false flag" operation in which a group of members of the armed forces were sent into the fraudulent "coup" by Erdogan loyalists among senior officers. He has appointed many. IOW the people in the "coup" may have been deliberately sacrificed as "props" so that Erdogan could whip up his followers and consolidate power before he changes the constitution to make himself an absolute ruler. *An excerpt from, "Critics Raise False Flag Aft... more »

US Air Operations Against The Islamic State Have Been Halted At Key Turkey Air Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*FOX News*: *Tensions rise between US, Turkey after failed coup as flights from key airbase are grounded* The U.S. and Turkey traded harsh words Saturday in the wake of a failed military coup against the Ankara government, while all air missions against the ISIS terror group out of Turkey were grounded. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed that power had been cut to the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey, near the Syria border. Cook also confirmed that Turkey had halted all military flights out of the base, including those by its own jets. The Pentagon said it was tryi... more »

Turkish President Erdogan: 'The Coup Is A Gift From God'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Erdogan, pictured centre, told supporters the coup was the perfect opportunity for him to 'cleanse the army' amid claims of a major purge *Daily Mail*:* 'The coup is a gift from God': Erdogan uses botched rebellion to start purge - including arresting 3,000 secular judges - to forge radical new Turkey after urging Islamists to stay on the streets * * Recep Erdogan has rounded up almost 6,000 troops, judges and prosecutors following Friday night's coup * The president addressed supporters following his dramatic return to Istanbul where he announced the clampdown * He urged his fans t... more »

Exiled Cleric Fethullah Gulen Accuses Turkish President Erdogan Of Orchestrating Friday's Attempted Coup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Daily Mail:* *Did Erdogan STAGE the coup? US-based Turkish cleric facing extradition over botched rebellion claims president orchestrated plot to justify a clampdown on civil rights * * Exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen accused Recep Erdogan of staging the coup * The Pennsylvania-based preacher has condemned the attempted rebellion * Erdogan told supporters he is considering reintroducing the death penalty * He claimed Gulen was behind a 'parallel structure' to overthrow the state A US-based Turkish cleric accused of plotting a coup to overthrow the Ankara government has claimed Presid... more »

U.S. Army Is Using Genetically Engineered Spider Silk To Make Better Body Armour

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general, tries on the new tactical vest specifically designed for the female physique. Photo U.S. Army *Washington Times*: *Army tests genetically engineered spider silk for new body armor* ‘Our fibers have a 30 to 40 percent elasticity before they break’ The U.S. Army wants body armor with incredible strength, and a company that specializes in genetically engineered spider silk may fulfill its wish. Michigan-based Kraig Biocraft has been awarded a $100,000 contract by the Army’s Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment, or PM-SPIE office, ... more »

Why Does The CIA Keep A Team Of Clairvoyants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Cameron Evers, The Week/War Is Boring*: *The CIA has a team of clairvoyants* If the CIA had a crystal ball, then they would probably not be routinely blindsided by world events. Lacking such a device, the agency has endured notable analytical failures. During the early 1990s, sudden collapses of Somalia, Zaire, Rwanda, and the Soviet Union seemingly appeared without warning. Strategic surprises have always been a problem for intelligence agencies. The material impossibility of having eyes everywhere requires making judgments without seeing a complete picture, let alone the futur... more »

Why Are More U.S. Troops Being Deployed To Iraq?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
US Marines fire a Howitzer artillery gun during the Second Battle of Fallujah. / Photo by Lance Corporal Samantha L. Jones, USMC. *Daniel L. Davis, National Interest:* *Why Are More Troops Headed To Iraq?* Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Monday that the president had authorized the deployment of 560 U.S. troops to Iraq to aid in the looming assault to retake the city of Mosul. While it is possible these troops will provide tactical utility for Iraqi forces, the move exposes the Administration’s lack of strategic understanding and Congress’s continued abdication of its con... more »

America's Wars Are Intensifying As President Obama's Term Is Ending

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. President Barack Obama, surrounded by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff USMC General Joseph Dunford, Jr., (R) delivers a statement from the Roosevelt Room on Afghanistan at the White House in Washington U.S. July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *Paul D. Shinkman, US News and World Report*: *As Obama’s Tenure Ends, U.S. Wars Drag On* *A series of promises to NATO, Baghdad and Kabul have solidified America’s continued war footing through the end of the Obama administration.* KABUL, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Ash Carter's v... more »

Can The U.S. Prevent A War In Southeast Asia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Peter Apps, Reuters:* *Can Washington prevent war in Southeast Asia?* I wrote last week that the risk of war in Europe was back. This week, unfortunately, the likelihood of confrontation in Asia seems to be spiking higher as well. Two events in particular have driven this development, separate but subtly interlinked. On the Korean peninsula, the deployment of a new South Korean missile defense system and imposition of new U.S. sanctions on the north has nudged tensions higher. Now, an international court decision on China’s claims in the South China Sea could further amplify alrea... more »

China Warns Japan To Stay Out Of The South China Sea Dispute

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, July 15, 2016. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei) *Reuters*: *China tells Japan to stop interfering in South China Sea* Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday that his country should stop interfering and hyping up the South China Sea issue, as the dispute took center stage at a key regional summit in Mongolia. China has refused to recognize Tuesday's ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague invalidating China's vast claims in the South China Sea and did ... more »

Signs Indicate That Even If The Islamic State Is Driven Out Of Iraq's Sunni Regions, Old Tribal And Sectarian Conflicts Will Return

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Iraqi security forces escort civilians who fled their homes due to the clashes between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in the town of Hit in Anbar province, April 4, 2016. (photo by REUTERS) *Mustafa Saadoun, Al-Monitor:* *Will conflict continue as Iraq's Sunni areas are liberated from IS?* BAGHDAD — On June 28, the Anbar provincial council voted to dismiss Gov. Suhaib al-Rawi, who is a member of the Iraqi Islamic Party. While the dismissal came as a result of a political conflict within the province, Rawi said he "rejects the decision of his dismissal" as he thre... more »

Former Top Pentagon Intelligence Officer: Captured Islamic State Computers Are Full Of Porn

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
ISIS terrorists have stockpiles of porn stashed on their computers. (ISIS) *Al Arabiya*:* ISIS computers full of porn, says former Pentagon top spy* Most files found by US officers on laptops from ISIS contained pornography, according to Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former Pentagon spy chief. Flynn, who became head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012, had earlier held senior intelligence posts in Afghanistan and Iraq after 2001, and has recently written a book on his experiences in the war on terror, which the German newspaper Bild is now serializing, Russia Today repor... more »

The Problem With Erdogan... Is Still The Problem With Erdogan, But Much Worse

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
There's virtually no part of Turkey I haven't visited since I was first there in 1969. I fell in love with the country, the people, the food, the history, the culture... when I was 21 and have been back over a dozen times, not just to the normal places people visit, like Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Izmir, Antalya and Bodrum, but also less-visited cities like Erdine, Trabzon, Sinop, Samsun, Kirikkale, Ezurum and Konya. On that very first trip, I drove in my VW van from one end of the country-- entering at the Bulgarian border-- all the way across Anatolia to Dogubayazit and on i... more »

radio on

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Putin To Ban Pokemon GO From Russia Due To Links To CIA

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Vladimir Putin is set to ban Pokemon GO from Russia after an internal Kremlin investigation revealed the viral augmented reality smartphone game has direct links to the CIA and wider intelligence community and is being used to secretly gather data on a colossal scale. Young people are being tricked into giving up their privacy to these intelligence agencies, according to Kremlin sources, and while playing the game they act as unwitting intelligence gatherers for the CIA. The game has an extensive list of intrusive tracking permissions, and it is these ‘fine print clauses’ that raise... more »

Turkey Blames US For Coup, War Looms

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the United States government of organizing the attempted coup on Friday, and has promised to avenge their actions. According to life.ru, Erdogan said that those who organized the rebellion “were friends standing in front of him”. He told military commanders in a speech in Istanbul that they must ensure that they are the guarantor of security in the country. “All military commanders – I believe in you. You are the security of our people. Those who carried out the coup – were your friends, but, unfortunately, they are not guided by t... more »

Boy Awarded $174,000 After Flu Vaccine Causes Permanent Brain Damage

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The family of a 10-year-old boy who was left permanently brain damaged after receiving a flu vaccine have been awarded $174,000 in damages. The British government have compensated Josh Hadfield for his impairment after he received a Pandemrix influenza vaccine when he was four years old in an effort to combat the alleged H1N1 flu pandemic. Wearechange.org reports: Within weeks, the toddler began exhibiting a host of frightening symptoms, indicating something was very wrong. Hadfield would sleep for up to 19 hours a day, and when he was awake, he would suddenly fall asleep during ac... more »

Scientists Hold Emergency Jet Stream Meeting, “No Summer For UK”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Climate scientists have called for an emergency meeting after “unprecedented” data showed the Jet Stream crossing the equator. The scientists have expressed alarm, saying that the passing of the the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream over the Equator “should not happen in a normal world”. The climate behaviour does explain why the UK is very unlikely to experience much of a summer this year. Rawstory.com reports: “Like many extreme events resulting from human-forced climate change — this co-mingling of upper level airs from one Hemisphere with another is pretty fracking strange,” Scrib...more »

Top Professor: 9/11 Was Irrefutably Orchestrated By CIA and Mossad

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A top U.S. professor has said that the CIA and Mossad were directly responsible for the organisation of the 9/11 attacks. James Henry Fester, founder for the Scholars for 9/11 Truth and a retired professor from Wisconsin, says he believes U.S. intelligence and Israeli intelligence orchestrated the attacks in order to further American foreign policy. “9/11 was in fact an orchestrated event that was brought to us compliments of the CIA, the neocons (neoconservatives) in the Department of Defense and Mossad,” he told Press TV. Presstv.ir reports: Their “objective was to transform Amer... more »

Putin Evacuates All Russian Citizens From Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered for all Russian citizens to evacuate Turkey immediately, following the attempted coup on Friday. Putin has ordered transport to take Russian citizens at Turkish airports back home to Russia. Sputniknews.com reports: Earlier in the day, Russian air carriers were provisionally barred from flights to Turkey amid a military coup attempt in the country. “President Putin has instructed the [Russian] Transport Ministry and other corresponding agencies to take measures to inform passengers appropriately, to organize their transportation from Turk...more »

Russian Minister: Netflix is a U.S. Mind Control Project

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Russia’s culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky, has said that he believes the popular U.S. online video-streaming service Netflix to be a mind control project. Netflix exploded in popularity worldwide to such a degree recently that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his new defence minister to watch it for insights into U.S. politics. Medinsky, who has also been keeping a close eye on the streaming service, has told Putin that he believes it to be a U.S. government plot to take over the world’s TV screens. Rferl.mobi reports: Vladimir Medinsky, known for public statements that ... more »

France To Conduct Illegal Bomb Strikes In Syria Following Nice Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
French Prime Minister Francois Hollande has announced fresh new airstrikes in Syria and Iraq in response to the terrorist attack in Nice on Thursday night. Hollande has vowed to “strengthen our actions” in the Middle East and extend the state of emergency in France by another three months. Telesurtv.net reports: The assault was the third such terrorist attack in Western Europe in eight months. Police identified the driver of the van as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian living in France. Witnesses said that Bouhlel opened fire before officers returned fire and fatall... more »

My List of the Best UFO Cases

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 2 hours ago
For decades I have avoided answering the questions about what I believe to be the ten best UFO cases. I understood it to be a trap. Once I provide the answer, the debunkers would attack, explaining why those cases are nothing spectacular. There would find mundane answers for all of them, even if they have to make up the answers, which is not an unreasonable assumption. I have discussed the Coyne helicopter case in the past. While some of you might disagree with some of the evidence of the case and point out that it is mainly the testimony of the flight crew, the fact is they were in... more »

Hillary Clinton Says She Will Amend Constitution In Her First 30 Days

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Hillary Clinton has announced that she will introduce a constitutional amendment within the first 30 days of her presidency. Clinton intends to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which allowed presidential candidates unlimited corporate, union and individual spending on elections. Huffingtonpost.com reports: Clinton unveiled her plan in a video at Netroots, an annual progressive gathering taking place this year in St. Louis. Clinton has also pledged to issue an executive order to require government contractors to disclose campaign contributions, and has sai... more »

Owe Aku: Gila River Water Crisis

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Gila River Community Water Crisis


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago

French Intelligence Knows Who Ordered The Paris Attacks Last Year But Is Keeping That Intel Secret

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
People mourn outside "Le Carillon" restaurant a week after a series of deadly attacks in the French capital Paris, France, November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau *VICE News:** France knows who masterminded the Paris attacks — but won't say who it was* Abdelhamid Abaaoud, long considered the mastermind behind the November 13 attacks that killed 130 in Paris, merely coordinated rather than masterminded the rampage, according to France's head of external security. Speaking to a closed-door parliamentary inquiry on May 24, Bernard Bajolet said that security services were aware of ... more »

Britain’s New Prime Minister Appoints Sir Assclown Boris Johnson As Foreign Secretary

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*-by Noah* Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May has fired a canon shot across the bow of the rest of the world. In her first act since taking office, she has named Boris Johnson as her country’s brand, spanking new Foreign Secretary, aka Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. The Foreign Secretary’s job is to represent Britain’s interests abroad. He’ll also be in charge of Britain’s secret services (MI6)! It seems to be his reward for helping to engineer England’s exit from the European Union. There’s more than a little irony in this a... more »

do you see ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago


Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*The Sky Was All Purple+There Were PPL Runnin' Ev'rywhere* Dana Barrett's Appartment Building is (in real life, and, as I recall from the Book of the Film novelisation) 55 Central Park West The Washington Monument is precisely 555 feet high.

Geostrategic Implications of the Failed Turkish Coup

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*Erdogan with his supporters at Ataturk Airport* *Friday, July 15, 2016* *IMO, the coup was officially over when Erdogan* *told the Turkish people **that if it were successful, * *"Turkey would be run from Pennsylvania"* *that it was their choice.* A few important factors to keep in mind over the next 48 hours or so as the world works it way through the latest globalist-inspired crisis in the middle east (Turkey, to be precise). First we have The "Official Version" from the BBC. In this "Voice of the Perps" rendition, we have the West distancing itself from the failed coup...and pa... more »

Schiller - Once Upon a Time

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Slowing down the blogging at the very moment history puts on a spasm of speed isn't something I was counting on. Nor are the pace of events sufficient for me to get a shufty on and start pouring the words out, which is annoying. They don't want to play tonight either, so I leave you with this - a contender for my annual top ten of electronic music set to repetitive beats.

How’d He Get Through? Security in Question After France Truck Attack

JAMEY KEATEN at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: France Truck Attack_perr (2)__1468705185_71.164.139.145] This time, France was supposed to have been better prepared. Despite a state of emergency following two recent terror attacks, authorities in France are facing criticism that they should have done more to protect one of the softest of soft... more »

House Conservatives Explain Latest IRS Chief Impeachment Push: ‘Leadership Has Been Too Timid to Go After Corruption’

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: 17224623735_87cc65fec1_k__1468706020_71.164.139.145] The House Freedom Caucus has launched a pressure play against Republican leadership in an effort to force a vote on impeaching John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Before Congress skipped town Thursday for a seven-week recess, Reps. Tim... more »

A poll

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Here's a brand new ComRes poll (for what such polls are worth) which might just give those pushing for a second (EU) referendum cause to pause and reflect (as if!): One for *Newsnight *and others at the BBC there (as if!) And there's more (which might be *more* to the BBC's taste):


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Tonight's profile of Theresa May on Radio 4's *Profile *(presented by John Peel impersonator Mark Coles) was an attempt to unwrap the riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a contemporary BBC One drama plot inside an enigma that *is *our new PM. What did it 'tell' us about her (if we can trust it)? Well, her long-term friends say she always wanted to lead her country, even from childhood. Her aim was to be Britain's first female PM, so she was "quite irritated" when Mrs Thatcher "got there first" (according to one friend). Her dad died in a car crash when she was 25. Her mum died a... more »

Teenager Gets Criminal Record For Cheating At Games

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A teenager from Bedford, England has been handed a police caution and a criminal record after getting caught cheating at online games. The 17-year-old used hacking tools to slow fellow gamers’ internet connection speeds down while competing in games on the internet. The Daily Mail reports: He used an ‘IP Stresser’, which rapidly sends lots of information to the target device, in this case disrupting the connection of other gamers in order to clinch victory. Bedford police said despite the minimal impact on other users the ‘activity will not be tolerated’. The use of the hacking tool... more »

French Authorities: Nice Truck Attacker Had Violent Past, But No Ties to Radical Islam

FRANK JORDANS, at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX France Truck _perr__1468704165_71.164.139.145] NICE, France (AP) -- The man responsible for turning a night of celebration into one of carnage in the seaside city of Nice was a petty criminal who hadn’t been on the radar of French intelligence services before the attack.... more »

Obama Administration Says it Would Consider Extradition Request of U.S.-Based Muslim Cleric After Failed Turkish Coup

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Russia US_perr__1468702895_71.164.139.145] LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The Obama administration would entertain an extradition request for the U.S.-based cleric that Turkey’s president is blaming for a failed coup attempt, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday. But he said Turkey’s government would have... more »

Social Media Celebrity Asphyxiated In Honor Killing In Pakistan

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Pakistan‘s answer to Kim Kardashian has been murdered in a traditional Islamic honor killing in Pakistan. Honor killings happen in traditional Muslim countries when the male members of a family take it upon themselves to punish and kill fellow female members for dishonoring the family. It is based on tradition and religious practices laid down throughout the ages by male dominant societies, although Islam prohibits the taking of life, calling it a sin. Controversial internet celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her own brother in an apparent ‘honor killing’ in the Punjab prov... more »

Thought for a Sunday

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
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Vulnerable Republican Senator Flees GOP on Guns, Abortion, Marriage, Trump

SARA BURNETT at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Senate 2016 Illinois _perr__1468702238_71.164.139.145] CHICAGO (AP) -- Sen. Mark Kirk made his second appearance in Chicago’s gay Pride Parade this year. He broke ranks to support Democrat-backed gun control measures and called his party’s presumptive presidential nominee “too bigoted and racist” for the job.... more »

Follow-up on the imminent threat to the fabled Waldorf=Astoria public spaces

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*The last rehab of the Waldorf=Astoria lobby finally got it right -- and it actually looks better with people bustling in what is, after all, a hotel lobby. (Click to enlarge.)* "*We are distressed to learn that the world’s preeminent Art Deco hotel will be gutted and turned into condos and fear that the lobby, entrances, Louis Rigal murals, and other great public spaces, such as the Grand Ballroom, will be destroyed."* *-- from a statement by the Art Deco Society of New York* *by Ken* When I wrote recently about the not-officially-announced but apparently sure-to-happen gutting o... more »

Methodists Defy Ban, Elect First Openly Gay Bishop

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: act of love] SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) -- The Western district of the Methodist church has elected an openly gay bishop despite the denomination’s ban on same-sex relationships. The Rev. Karen Oliveto was elected late Friday night at a meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, of... more »

Veterans’ Groups Condemn Portrayal in “Orange is the New Black”

JENNIFER McDERMOTT at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: TV Orange is the New _perr__1468700085_71.164.139.145] Leading veterans’ groups are disturbed by the way veterans hired as prison guards are portrayed in the new season of the Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black.” The veterans’ groups say they take issue with the way the new... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
One of the items on today's *From Our Own Correspondent *began with a telling (though doubtless unconscious) admission from Kate Adie: In 60 years this programme has broadcast many dispatches from the Middle East, *particularly the West Bank*. The BBC's obsession has been well-documented in recent years but it's good to see it admitted at last. The report from Ed Lewis (a piece about a rock-climbing club in Ramallah) began, inevitably, like this: Ramallah has a new wall. Not a vertical grey concrete wall but a bright blue, green and white one. It has no look-out posts, razor wir... more »

UNESCO declares Islam as the most peaceful religion of the world

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
I think this is satire but with the United Nations you can't be certain. 'In a major development that should silence critics of Islam who have been blaming it for terrorism, UNESCO has declared that Islam is the most peaceful religion of the world. The United Nations body released a statement earlier today that revealed that UNESCO had partnered with International Peace Foundation six months back to study all religions of the world and find out which was most peaceful amongst all. "After six months of rigorous study and analysis, we have concluded that Islam is the most peaceful... more »

Northerntruthseeker Taking A Much Needed Vacation Break

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I will be off on vacation for the next 10 days starting tomorrow.... Yes, it is a much needed vacation break, and *I will NOT be posting my weekend rants* for the next two Sundays, and only periodically taking out my laptop just to keep up with what is happening around our world... And indeed things are heating up.... I originally thought that the Nice France "attack" was legitimate, but more and more evidence is now coming forward that shows that it may indeed be another false flag where NOBODY has died.... I suggest that readers check out Jim Stone's updates over at his site at ww... more »

Chinese Bullet Trains Whiz Past Each Other At 840 km/h, Setting Record

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
China has set a new world record for trains passing one another at speed. Two Chinese bullet trains, each travelling at 420 km per hour along parallel tracks in opposite directions, successfully passed within 1.6 meters of each other during a test run in central China on Friday. RT reports: Two bullet trains were tested at the same time in an effort to prove the quality of China’s high speed trains. The test took place in Zhengzhou, central China. The trains, known as Golden Phoenix and Dolphin Blue zipped past each other with only 1.6 meters of space between them. Watch: China tes... more »

Gavin Esler on Boris's "silly" and "juvenile" poem

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
More Boris, and more Gavin Esler... Here's a question Gavin put to Turkish journalist Guney Yildez on today's *Dateline London*: Guney, I just wondered how...He wrote a pretty juvenile poem which won a prize which said things about President Erdogan which, I think, on reflection he might think are rather silly. I mean, does that matter to people in Turkey? Let's just recall that Boris's winning poem was *meant *to be juvenile. That's what Douglas Murray of the *Spectator *specifically asked for - and he *didn't *ask for it for childish reasons. He was being deadly serious. It w... more »

Turkey Halts All US Operations Against ISIS From Incirlik Airbase

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Movement in and out of the Incirlik airbase in the South of Turkey has been blocked by military authorities following the failed Turkish coup. U.S. military operations out of Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base came to a halt on Saturday afternoon as the Turkish military closed the airspace around the base and suspended all US-led operations targeting ISIS. A message from the the US consulate in Adana said: “Local authorities are denying movements on to and off of Incirlik Air Base. The power there has also been cut” “Please avoid the air base until normal operations have been restored,” it a... more »

More Boris

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I'm listening to BBC Radio 3 now and even they are slagging off Boris. (It's "Boris", "Boris", "Boris" at the moment, isn't it?) His appointment* isn't *a good thing, apparently - at least according to the presenter and 'talking head' on Radio 3. Oh, sorry, it's Mussorgsky's *Boris Godunov* (one of my favourite operas) they are talking about. And that 'talking head' is Antonio Pappano. And Bryn Terfel is singing Boris. (And what's with the funny blond wig, Bryn?) That's nice. Here's the famous 'Coronation of Theresa May Scene':

ISIS Burns Alive 5 Civilians On Treason Charges

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
An ISIS village court in the Tal Abta region of Nineveh province in Iraq sentenced five civilians to death on charges of treason. The militant court carried out the sentence using the gruesome execution method of burning alive the convicts into ashes within an iron cage. The militants claim to represent Islam belonging to 1.6 billion Muslims around the world while releasing macabre images of human suffering and death. FNA reports: “The ISIL’s religious court ordered five residents of a village in Tal Abta region in Nineveh province to be burnt alive on spying charges and also for co... more »

It's the same old song

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Not Tom Watson By Thursday night's *Newsnight* we were getting the following from Evan Davis: For our European colleagues the British situation raises all sorts of questions - not always very welcome ones. And now they find themselves working with a foreign secretary who has, over the years, treated the EU with derision. A little earlier I spoke to the Lithuanian foreign secretary, Linas Linkevicius. What does he think of Boris Johnson's past indiscretions? And will they make it difficult to take him or British foreign policy seriously? It's the same question - and tone - as G... more »

More 'Newsnight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
That same (Wednesday) edition of Newsnight also had several discussions with non-BBC guests on Brexit-related matters. The first discussion was balanced 1:1 between a Leave supporter (Peter Lilley) and a Remain supporter (Heidi Allen). The second discussion had a 2:1 imbalance in favour of Remain (with Rupert Harrison and Mariana Mazzucato on the Remain side and Gerard Lyons on the Leave side). The final discussion has a 3:1 imbalance in favour of Remain (with Polly Toynbee, Matthew Parris and Anne McElvoy on the Remain side and Charles Moore on the Leave side). That, of cours... more »

8-Year-Old Explains How TV and Violent Games Disrupt the Pineal Gland

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - This brilliant young man tells us how to make the world peaceful again.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 11 hours ago
*Mankind is playing 'ecological roulette': Decline in biodiversity could have devastating effects on human societies (?)* *And pigs might become airborne. How do we know that reduced biodiversity will be harmful? We don't. It's just a faith, a personal ideal. The stuff below is based on the broadest of assumptions. It tells us nothing about any particular organism or its place in the ecology. All we know is that the species we do use fulfil our needs. It's only threats to them which might impact us. And we know that they grow under many climatic conditions* It seems that alm... more »

Official Trump Introduction of Mike Pence as his running mate 7/16/2016...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*well done.* *"We are the law and order candidates. We are the law and order party." *

4K software makes 4K TV worthwhile

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
USD$ 7,000 for 65 inches of the ultimate TV Ten movies to start your Ultra HD collection. I would add Upstream Color, the soundtrack is amazing. As of today there are only 45 Ultra Hd movies available. There is only one player.

The problem with religion

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Its Gods rules written and interperted by humans.

The strategy of the fly

Alison at Creekside - 12 hours ago
"A terrorist is like a fly that wants to destroy a china shop. Small, low, fly is unable to move not even a cup. So she found an elephant, enters his ear and buzzes until mad with fear and anger, it sacked the shop. Thus, for example, the Al-Qaeda fly led the American elephant to destroy the china shop of the Middle East. Why are they so sensitive to terrorist provocations? Because the legitimacy of the modern state is based on its promise to keep the public sphere free of political violence. A regime can withstand terrible catastrophes, and even ignore them, provided its legitimacy... more »

The Arrogance of Ignorance

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Sylvain Lamoureux* - How far will the ego go to protect its ignorance?

Collin Peterson-- A Symptom Of Why The Democrats Will Never Win Back The House While Pelosi Is In Charge

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Thursday the House had 13 roll call votes. As usual, an array of Blue Dogs and New Dems crossed the aisle to vote with the GOP on them. 10 of the 13 roll calls were concerned with passing a Department of the Interior appropriations bill. The Democrats who voted with the GOP on at least one were all the regular suspects: Brad Ashford (Blue Dog-NE), Sanford Bishop (Blue Dog-GA), Jim Cooper (Blue Dog-TN), Jim Costa (Blue Dog-CA), Henry Cuellar (Blue Dog-TX), Kyrsten Sinema (Blue Dog-AZ), Tim Walz (MN), Jim Himes (New Dem-CT), Filemon Vela (Blue Dog-TX), Kurt Schrader (Blue Dog-OR), M... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Terror Attack In Nice

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times:* *ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack in Nice, France* NICE, France — The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for the Bastille Day attack on the seaside promenade in Nice, France, which killed 84 people and injured 202. “The man behind the running-over operation in Nice, France, is a soldier from the Islamic State, and he carried out the attack to answer the calls for targeting the nationals of countries in the coalition that is fighting Islamic State,” said a statement from a social media account linked to the Amaq News Agency, which bills itself a... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The Failed Coup In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Stratfor Analysis*: *The power struggle that led to Turkey’s coup attempt* Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s reformist group was at odds with the Gulen movement, an old-line religious fraternity Turkey’s Bosporus, the 31-kilometer (19-mile) waterway transecting historic Byzantium — the present-day sprawling metropolis of Istanbul — provides an instructive metaphor for roiling Turkish scandals. Surface currents on this busiest of world straits flow from north to south, from the Black Sea through the Bosporus and on to the Mediterranean. Unseen, however, a deeper current below ... more »

Turkey On War Path With U.S. Over Failed Coup And Opposition Cleric

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey is at war with any nation sympathetic to Muslim cleric and opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Fethullah Gulen. Opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen currently resides in the U.S. and his supporters are said to have organised last night’s bloody coup which saw 1,700 people killed or injured in Turkey. The coup was led by an ex-Commander of the Turkish Air Force, according to reports. Akin Ozturk, was about to be linked with Turkish opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen and led last night’s failed coup, according to an Istanbul based news ag... more »

Fake Coup In Turkey Presented As Real By The Mainstream Media

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 12 hours ago
Not too many miles from that contractor's air base in Iraq military coup = Mossad *Turkey coup: President Erdogan says military elements guilty of 'treason', as he tells nation government is in charge, after violent clashes in Ankara and Istanbul leave '161 dead'* Turkey coup: military attempt to seize power from Erdogan as low flying jets and gunfire heard... Tell me that everbody in DC didn't know all of this was coming, just in time for Congress to go on its 6 week vacation, starting today. Legislation that got jammed through yesterday Re: Organic and non-GMO food - all fi... more »

Fukushima Webcam Conditions

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
The last 3 or so days I've had inordinate trouble loading the TEPCO webcams. It often takes me up to 8 tries to get a TEPCO cam loaded. The TBS cam was off for quite some time (couple of weeks), although it went back up about a week ago. Until today, the view on the TBS cam has been occluded by the atmospheric conditions. Netc.com has been indicating elevated radiation levels near Tokyo. Run the animated graphic at the site to see the pattern. I'm not sure whether Fukushima is the source of the elevated levels. These screenshots were taken within a ten minute period July 17, 2016...more »

Trump Introduces Gov. Pence as ‘My Partner in This Campaign’

Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, introduces Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., during a campaign event to announce Pence as the vice presidential running mate on, Saturday, July 16, 2016, in New York.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on Saturday, calling him “my partner in this campaign” and his first and best choice to join him on a winning Republican presidential ticket. In...more »

They Never Were

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
Tony Clement wants to be leader of the Conservative Party. Perhaps he believes that the third time will be the charm. But, Bob Hepburn writes, there are five reasons Clement should reconsider his bid: First, Clement deservedly earned the title of “The King of Pork-Barrel Politics” for his disgraceful role in doling out $50 million in special projects in his riding that were to be related to the 2010 G8 summit in Huntsville. Instead, most of the money went to totally unrelated projects far from the summit site, such as renovating bandshells and gazebos, planting flowers, repairing ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 13 hours ago
*When Government Schools Weren't Nearly So Bad* *Robert Higgs remembers. I have similar recollections from the late 50s and early '60s. See also here* I do not speak Spanish fluently. Indeed, I am often at a loss for the right words, not to mention a proper conjugation of the verbs, and I frequently fail to understand what people say to me. Yet all in all, I am astonished that, living in a part of Mexico where few people speak English, I get by as well as I do. And whenever I spend a day in Chetumal, as I did yesterday, dealing successfully with one sort of business or another, ... more »

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, July 2, to July 16, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"**Your Radiation This Week, July 2, to July 16, 2016"* By Bob Nichols *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva (San Francisco) July 16, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people in the last 2 weeks around the United States and in your neighborhood. There is no way to recover from these kinds of exposures. There is no medicine and there is no cure. Millions now possess a shortened life span due to their radiation exposures. Let’s get right to it. *Updated July 16, 2016: Fukushima Equals 1...more »

What happened when four 'Newsnight' editors gathered around Evan's cauldron...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Beginning to catch up with Wednesday's and Thursday's editions of *Newsnight*, I'd just say that* if *you want to sample BBC bias over Brexit in full flow you only need to watch the opening discussion between Evan Davis and the four *Newsnight *'editors' on Wednesday night's programme... This, of course, came on the day that Mrs May became PM, and it began with Evan Davis talking of the "disconcertingly turbulent" last three weeks and how the ritual of the handover of power might have proved "reassuring" and provided "some calm at last". Leaning in, he added "but only up to a po... more »

Erdogan’s Asylum Claim Was Rejected By Merkel During Turkish Coup

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
During the height of last night’s military coup attempt in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought and was refused asylum in Germany by Chancellor Merkel, according to US military sources. American news reports that President Erdogan’s private jet asked permission to land in Germany and was refused. According to flight data the private government jet was circling in remote Turkish airspace while the president was making a plea to the public for support in crushing the coup. The Daily Express reports: NBC News cited unnamed sources claiming that Erdogan had apparently been pla... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Carillons remind all Gaia inhabitants that Light is their home

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
*Carillons remind all Gaia inhabitants that Light is their home* by ÉirePort Carillons remind all Gaia inhabitants that Light is their home. Fluorescents increase. Spartanized conditions are abandoned. Gleanings of Star Beings connect. Hue-Manity is formed. ÉirePort | July 16, 2016 at 08:08 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-zh

My Take On The Failed Military Coup In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses during an attempted coup in Istanbul, Turkey July16, 2016. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir *WNU Editor*: This coup was not well planned .... the coup officers did not even know where President Erdogan was staying. And while they did seize key installations, it appears that they were hoping for a groundswell of support from other military units, opposition leaders, and civilians that would cement their hold on power. But this tide of support did not materialise .... President Erdogan was free to rally support, many military units stayed out of the ... more »

The Turkish Army Is Now Going To Be Purged. Political Opponents And The Judiciary Are To Follow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Policemen protect a soldier (C, R) from the mob after troops involved in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer *The Independent*: *Turkey coup: Erdogan set to crush all opponents and purge army after surprise failed attempt* *Coup never likely to succeed once it had lost advantage of surprise.* A striking feature of the failed military coup in Turkey is that President Erdogan and his government did not know that there was an extensive conspiracy within the armed forces aiming to seize power. It was widely assumed that t... more »

President Obama Voices Strong Support For Turkish President Erdogan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Politico:* *Obama rejects attempted military coup in Turkey* The president pledged to 'support the democratically elected government of Turkey' as Washington gaped at the dramatic events in a key NATO ally. President Barack Obama called on all parties to "support the democratically elected government of Turkey" on Friday after an attempted military coup in the country, a strategically located but fickle NATO ally whose cooperation is crucial to defeating the Islamic State terrorist network. Obama's view was announced in a readout of his call with Secretary of State John Kerry. *... more »

This Is Why The Coup In Turkey Failed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: If you launch a coup against the King .... make sure that you kill the King or put him behind bars. The above video from the France 24 reporter is spot on.

With The Turkish Coup Now Over, Mass Arrests And Retribution

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC:* *Turkey: Mass arrests after coup bid quashed, says PM* Some 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, have been arrested over an attempted coup that is now over, says Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim. In a night he called a "black stain on Turkish democracy", he said 161 people had been killed and 1,440 wounded. Explosions and gunfire were heard in Ankara, Istanbul and elsewhere overnight and thousands of Turks heeded President Erdogan's call to rise up against the coup-plotters. It is unclear who was behind the coup. *Read more* .... *More News On The Aftermath Of The ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Photo shows clothes and weapons belonging to soldiers who surrendered #TurkeyCoupAttempt https://t.co/p3243A96Bt pic.twitter.com/RLO2iVyBvt — Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) July 16, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Furious civilians attack soldiers who were involved in the coup attempt after they surrendered on Istanbul's landmark Bosphorous Bridge. Gokhan Tan / Getty Images WNU Editor: A photo gallery on the failed Turkey coup attempt can be seen here .... *Scenes of Chaos, Anger During Attempted Turkey Coup* (NBC)

Turkey’s Thwarted Coup: No Popular Support for Coup. Dead Erdogan desired? Did Russia Provide Intelligence?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
* Did Russia provide intelligence? It's possible. It surely would have been beneficial to them to do so....* *Following up on yesterday's info packed post:**Military Coup in Turkey- Destabilization to Coup - No surprise here* *IMPORTANT: Indicative of prior knowledge!* AnonymousJuly 13, 2016 at 8:26 AM *France on Wednesday said it had closed its embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara and its consulate in Istanbul until further notice for security reasons, after cancelling events to mark the July 14 Bastille Day holiday.* Delete gallier2July 16, 2016 at 2:23 AM What annoys me, is th... more »

Screams Lead Police to Second Suspect in San Diego Homeless Attacks

JULIE WATSON at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Homeless Killings_perr (1)__1468680671_71.164.139.145] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Screams from a homeless man being attacked as he slept led officers to capture the man responsible for a string of assaults that have terrorized San Diego’s transient population, authorities say. The arrest of Jon David... more »

5 Rembrandt Works of Faith on His 410th Birth Anniversary

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: The Prodigal Son Wastes his Inheritance (1636) Rembrandt used himself and his wife Saskia as models for this painting.] Friday marked the 410th birth anniversary of the master Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt van Rinj. Generally considered one of the greatest artists Europe ever produced, Rembrandt is particularly remembered for his Biblical-themed works. Roughly one-third of his paintings bring... more »

Project Climate Fear: Bank Of England Alarmist-In-Chief Raises Climate Alarm In Canada

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t A C Osborn http://www.thegwpf.com/project-climate-fear-bank-of-england-alarmist-in-chief-raises-climate-alarm-in-canada/ Mark Carney has tried to resurrect his Project Fear, but this time over climate change, and not Brexit. GWPF report: It’s 8 a.m. Friday. While the world economy flaps in the wind of central-bank imposed zero interest rates, as Brexit threatens the […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* IT'S OFFICIAL: Donald Trump picks Mike Pence as his running mate Mike Pence: Sarah Palin Without The Charisma Jill Stein Just Promised To Pardon Snowden, Appoint Him To Cabinet If Elected "The Resentment Will Explode" - In Dramatic Twist, McKinsey Slams Globalization Bernie's Betrayal Sparks 1000% Jump In Donations To Jill Stein's Campaign Eric Garner’s Daughter Says ABC News Silenced Her During Race Symposium With Obama India Has Planted Nearly 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours Bill That Lets Bosses Fire Single Women For Getting Pregnant Gains Steam Commodities tra... more »

Where They Differ: Trump, Pence Split on Economics, Entitlements and Social Issues

NICHOLAS RICCARDI at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Trump and Pence] DENVER (AP) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has picked his running mate -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. A former congressman, Pence is in many ways what Trump is not: a strong social conservative with deep ties to the... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
As well as reporting the start of the failed Turkish coup attempt, last night's *The World Tonight *on Radio 4 included more coverage of the atrocity in Nice. It exemplifies the BBC's familiar, 'liberal' way of covering such stories. First came a report from Manveen Rana. She talked to a member of a local mosque and to the *Guardian*'s John Bryant. The mosque member expressed his concerns about the "right-wing" (Nice's authorities) and the "extreme-right" in the light of the killings. Mr Bryant talked of "undercurrent of racism" ,"troubled communities" and how Muslims there feel ... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
I've seen several comments on various sites complaining that the BBC hasn't reported that the killer in Nice shouted "Allahu akbar!" during the massacre. The BBC, however, describes social media reports about the cry as "fake". The article by Rozina Sini of the BBC's UGC and Social News team, ends by saying: The Nice attack provides another example that some people take advantage of tragedy to spread false rumours online. It is an increasing problem for those affected by such events and those searching for the truth.

"But we have to keep an open mind"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Here, for the record, is how BBC news correspondent Christian Fraser reported the latest of the motives of the Nice killer this lunchtime (at 12:08): This is a terrorist act by anyone's definition but it becomes so much more in the eyes of the French people if there is a link with so-called Islamic State. He wasn't known to the intelligence agencies but there were documents and a mobile phone found in the cab of the truck which now form part of the investigation. And he was known to police for theft and for violence against a fellow delivery driver earlier this year. And also ther... more »

Governors Buck Trump and Clinton, Join Obama Administration in Call for Trade Agreement

Ryan J. Foley at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Governors Meeting_perr__1468679005_71.164.139.145] DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A bipartisan group of governors called on Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Friday, despite opposition from both leading presidential candidates. The governors of Iowa, Virginia and Louisiana dismissed attacks on the agreement by... more »

Who is Mike Pence?...`

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*first interview with Mike Pence by Sean Hannity,* You may color me impressed.

Weekend reads: More Impact Factor scrutiny; $10 million fine for overbilling; protected Canadian fraudsters

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured the loss of a Harvard researcher’s PhD for misconduct, and the harrowing tale of a whistleblower. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: The Impact Factor will soon belong to private equity and money management firms, as Thomson Reuters announces it will sell its Intellectual Property & Science business for $3.55 billion. That was […] The post Weekend reads: More Impact Factor scrutiny; $10 million fine for overbilling; protected Canadian fraudsters appeared first on Retraction Watch.


Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
POPE PIUS V'S BULL AGAINST QUEEN ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND 1570 *Pius Bishop, servant of the servants of God, in lasting memory of the matter.* *He that reigneth on high, to whom is given all power in heaven and earth, has committed one holy Catholic and apostolic Church, outside of which there is no salvation, to one alone upon earth, namely to Peter, the first of the apostles, and to Peter's successor, the Pope of Rome, to be by him governed in fullness of power. Him alone He has made ruler over all peoples and kingdoms, to pull up, destroy, scatter, disperse, plant and build... more »

After Days of Protests, Peaceful Memorial for Alton Sterling

Cain Burdeau and Rebecca Santana at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Police Shooti_perr (1)__1468673424_71.164.139.145] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Grieving residents of Baton Rouge honored an appeal at the funeral of a black man killed by police to celebrate his life rather than demonstrate about his death. At a three-hour service Friday, mourners paid... more »

The GOP Platform Takes Another Step Towards The Conservative Dream Of Selling Off The National Parks

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Suggested reading for Cliven Bundy's pet congressman* In his seminal book, The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be, Mike Lux listed some of the achievements of the progressive movement in this country, achievements that often took years of struggle against conservative forces doggedly serving the interests of great wealth and entrenched, established power. "If you look at our country’s long history," he wrote, "from the days of the first stirrings of our revolutionary impulses against Britain to today, progressive leaders and progressive movements have moved ... more »

Republicans Accuse Democrats of ‘Privately’ Obstructing Probe of Fetal Tissue Market

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 16048559923_9ef80762df_k__1468670587_71.164.139.145] Republicans on a special House panel investigating the sale and transfer of body parts and other tissue from aborted babies are accusing Democrats of stonewalling efforts to present Congress with an accurate picture. Democrats, they say, are encouraging abortion clinics... more »

Top 10 Ways to Prepare Your College Freshman for Spiritual Challenges on Campus

Julie Loos at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: College Dorm Room Empty - 900] If you're the parent of a soon-to-be-college freshman, hang on. You will survive. But the more important question might be -- will your child survive spiritually? Even if he or she has checked all the boxes associated with growing up... more »

(The End of What?)  Bush Drunk or Just Bored?  (Obama Wrong)  Chilcot Scorches Blair  (How Comey Failed America)  Citigroup Has $55.6 Trillion of Derivatives > JPMorganChase & Needs Another Bailout - Dodd-Frank Fraud  (Sad Jeb! Can't Fulfill His Destiny)  Owners Eating Business Seed Corn  (But Wait - Hillary Brings More Corruption, Lies and Wars) More Lesser Evilism Lurks  (Police Riot Tipping Point?)

Oh, Mama, can this really be the end? - Bobby D Yes. It's been obvious that's he's been demented for some time now. But he really seems to be inebriated (or in the first stages of terminal dementia) during this supposedly solemn moment. (His wife does the usual "I'm not noticing . . ." act.) The Obamas' response is one for the etiquette books. One for the ages. Of what looks to be very

The 5 Worst Beliefs a Christian Parent Can Hold in an Imploding World

Natasha Crain at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Young Praying Family Mixed Races - 900] America is changing fast, and not in the direction we'd like. I don't think I need to detail all the signs that point to an imploding society. We see it. We feel it. We fear it. Instead, I want to focus... more »

Catholic Priest In Canada Steals & Gambles Away Refugee Funds

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A Catholic priest has been charged with theft and gambling away more than 500,000 Canadian dollars in donations intended for the resettlement of Christian refugees arriving in Canada from Syria and Iraq. According to local police, Amer Saka, a 51-year-old clergyman of the Iraq-based Chaldean Catholic church, had allegedly collected the funds from over 20 donors under the pretext of providing support for the refugees. Press TV reports: “This investigation spanned throughout the province of Ontario, the United States and other countries where refugees were attempting to come to Canada... more »

BBC Pushing WWF’s Anti Brexit Propaganda

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36809570 Comrade Harrabin has been up to his tricks again, pumping out WWF’s anti Brexit propaganda: Farmers and environmentalists alike are facing anxiety as the shadow of Brexit looms over Britain’s countryside. Some farmers fear their subsidies will be axed, making farming unviable on poor quality land. Campaigners […]

Who Will Clinton’s VP Pick Be? Friday Meetings Indicate a Narrowing Field

Ken Thomas at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: DEM 2016 Clinton_perr (1)__1468668915_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton summoned at least three contenders vying to become her running mate to her Washington home on Friday as she closes in on a pick for vice president. Clinton met separately with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren,... more »

Woman Sentenced to Prison in Slaughter of Alleged Rapist

AMY TAXIN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Norma Patricia Esparza sits during her sentencing hearing with her attorney, Jack Earley on Friday, July 15, 2016, in Santa Ana, Calif. Esparza a former psychology professor was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for the 1995 killing of a man she says raped her while she was a Southern California college student. Esparza, pleaded guilty in 2014 to voluntary manslaughter in exchange for the sentence in the death of Gonzalo Ramirez. She did not speak as she was sentenced with two co-defendants.] SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Norma Patricia Esparza was a Southern California col... more »

Economic News , Data & Views.....June16 , 2016 ...... Quick His ( Non- Turkey Coup Items ..... 1. Nice Attack - Follow Up Items For Saturday Including : ISIS Claims Responsibility For Deadly Rampage ; Background On Killer , Mohamed Lahouaiei Bouhlel ; Status Of Investigation. 2. UK Updates - Domestic & International Politics , Post-Brexit Items. 3. Greece In Focus : Greece Ensnared In Turkey Coup As Fleeing Coup Officers Seek Political Asylum In Greece ; Second Review Set To Begin , Implementation Of Next Round Of Prior Actions On Tap ; New Push To Collect VAT Underway ; Prosecutors Probe Protests At Aristotle University ; Tsipras Seeks Changes To Electoral System & Constitution ; Stocks Recover A Bit On The Week . 4. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 18 hours ago
Nice Attack *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1m 1 minute ago fred walton Retweeted The Daily Star "In any other country ... a minister with a toll as horrendous ..... 250 dead in 18 months - would have quit," fred walton added, *The Daily Star* @DailyStarLeb Marine Le Pen calls on French interior minister to quit after attack http:// bit.ly/29CAD4Y *dwnews* ‏@dwnews 1m 1 minute ago French Interior Minister says that the assailant from Thursday's attack in #Nice "seems to have become radicalized quickly." *Daily MirrorVerified account* ‏@DailyMirror 3m 3 minu... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
This was part of BBC political correspondent Chris Mason's introduction to a short interview with Boris on the BBC News Channel at 10:10 this morning: Mr Johnson has a curious relationship with Turkey. His great-grandfather was a controversial journalist and politician killed in Turkey, and a figure sufficiently controversial that his name, if you like, is still mentioned in conversation in Turkey now. And just a couple of weeks ago, before Mr Johnson took up his post here at the Foreign Office, he won an 'offensive poetry' competition run by the *Spectator *magazine in which he p... more »

Turkish President Vows Coup Plotters Will Pay ‘Heavy Price’ After Crushing Coup

Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Turkey Military Coup_perr__1468667716_71.164.139.145] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Forces loyal to Turkey’s president quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead Saturday. Authorities arrested thousands of people as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed those responsible... more »

Researchers Retract Findings Regarding The Health Risks Of Fracking

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t stewgreen http://breakingenergy.com/2016/07/14/researchers-retract-findings-regarding-the-health-risks-of-fracking/ From Breaking Energy: On March 26, 2015, nine researchers published a study in the Environmental Science and Technology journal entitled “Impact of Natural Gas Extraction on PAH Levels in Ambient Air.” The study concluded that there may be a link between hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and […]

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Hymn”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Vangelis, “Hymn” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB7fnZ-AQNE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"Moving from top to bottom in the frame near the center of this sharply detailed color composite, thin, bright, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a cosmic sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge-on. The shock wave plows through interstellar space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Cataloged as NGC 2736, its elongated appearance suggests its popular name, the Pencil Nebula. The Pencil Nebula is about 5 light-years long and 800 light-years away, but represents only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant. *Click image for larger size.* The Vela remnant itself is around... more »

Chet Raymo, “In A Dark Time...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“In A Dark Time...”* by Chet Raymo “I've quoted a few of these lines before, from a poem by Charles Simic: "It's like fishing in the dark. Our thoughts are the hooks, Our heart the raw bait. We cast the line past all believing Into the night sky Until it's lost to sight." In a sense, that's the story of my life: a long love affair with the night sky. My first book of popular science was “365 Starry Nights”. My first book of personal prose was “The Soul of the Night: An Astronomical Pilgrimage”. “An Intimate Look at the Night Sky” followed much later, but every book in between, fict... more »

"Brain Difference in Psychopaths Identified"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Brain Difference in Psychopaths Identified"* by Louise Pratt "Professor Declan Murphy and colleagues Dr Michael Craig and Dr Marco Catani from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London have found differences in the brain which may provide a biological explanation for psychopathy. The results of their study are outlined in the paper 'Altered connections on the road to psychopathy', published in 'Molecular Psychiatry.' The research investigated the brain biology of psychopaths with convictions that included attempted murder, manslaughter, multiple rape with strangulatio... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Aberfeldy, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

German Power Giant RWE Risks Becoming “Largest Bankruptcy In German Business History”

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Stewgreen http://notrickszone.com/2016/07/15/german-power-giant-risks-becoming-largest-bankruptcy-in-german-business-history/#sthash.QJIGKV6A.80v2s497.dpbs From NoTricksZone: Germany’s “Energiewende” (transition to renewable energies) is threatening to cause widespread economic havoc. Not only have almost every major solar manufacturing company in Germany gone bankrupt, leaving economic blight in its wake, now traditional power giants, which hire tens of thousands of skilled […]

Over 190 Killed In Attempted Turkish Coup

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The Turkish government claims that it has regained control and arrested mutinous soldiers. Loyalists say that they have arrested 1,563 soldiers and officers who were implicated in Friday nights attempted military coup. At least 190 people were reportedly killed, including 104 pro-coup participants and 1,154 people were injured during action in Istanbul and Ankara. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who flew home early Saturday, said that coup supporters “will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey.” The government is considering bringing back the death penalty so it can execute ... more »

Failure of coup: bad news for Turkey, Europe, West

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*Coup folks are holding the navy head and frigate, maybe too soon to give up, however* *LHC*: First, a cute excess of the day. In a CMS search for vector-like quarks, there is a 3-sigma \(410\GeV\) top quark excess on page 5, Figure 2d, in decays with electrons. If this bump were real, it's already discovered in the recorded 2016 data. When we woke up in Europe today, we learned about the coup attempt in Turkey. The army, on behalf of the Turkish Peace Council, overtook the country with the immediate goal "to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, the rule of la... more »

France Set To Escalate Strikes in Syria & Iraq Following Nice Attack

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Along with extending the state of emergency in France, the French President Francois Hollande has that he would strengthen actions in Syria and Iraq, hours after a truck plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice. The driver who was shot dead by police was allegedly Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel a 31 year old Nice resident of Tunisian origin. Telesur reports: The assault was the third such terrorist attack in Western Europe in eight months. Police identified the driver of the van as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian living in France. Witnesses said that Bouhlel... more »

IS Urged Vehicle-Ramming Attacks In 2014 and they've been used before in France and again and again in Israel - not that you'd know from the BBC coverage of the terrorist attack on Nice

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
It's interesting, revealing and entirely predictable how the BBC's coverage of the terrorist attack on Nice has minimised coverage of the perpetrator's name and religion but also the precedents for such an attack. It's not that that information isn't well known to those such as I who follow the news impartially. It's also been reported on by Sky News here http://news.sky.com/story/is-urged-vehicle-ramming-attacks-in-2014-10502688 'The so-called Islamic State urged its followers to attack French people with vehicles well before the deadly attack in Nice. A speech two years ago fro... more »

Military Coup Attempt Fails In Turkey: Live Updates, News, And Analysis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
President Erdogan (centre) told his cheering supporters that the army must be cleansed *Daily Mail*: *'They will pay a heavy price for their treason': Turkish soldiers surrender after their military coup fails, ending with 60 dead, 750 security forces detained and President Erdogan vowing revenge* * WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES * Turkish troops launched an unsuccessful military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government * At least 60 were killed in the bloody uprising as Erdogan supporters clashed with the military rebels on Friday * The Turkish parliamentary building was b... more »

Failed Turkish coup...was it really a "NATO" coup?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 21 hours ago
*French TV reporting on today's "Turkish Coup"* The latest news about the so-called "failed" Turkish coup that took place on Friday, July 15, 2016 is that the government of Erdogan is back in full control and that over 700 of the military have been arrested. Who was behind the coup? is now the main question being asked. Here's a good analysis of the failed Turkish coup by Ulnar Gunnar originally writing in New Eastern Outlook...that I saw in the blog "Land Destroyer". Here's another excellent analysis from "Crimes of Empire". The last analysis supports my suspicions that the co... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Herman G. Felhoelter, Chaplain Killed in Korea, Honored for Valor

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Herman Gilbert Felhoelter, casualty of the Chaplain-Medic massacre] For his actions in volunteering to stay behind with the wounded, Herman G. Felhoelter was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest decoration for valor awarded by the U.S. military. He was the first chaplain of the war... more »

United Nations To Impose Martial Law In US

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The United Nations have been authorized to deploy foreign troops to American soil under the banner of the U.N. flag to install martial law in the United States. The U.N. are here to take away citizen’s guns and send user dissidents into FEMA camps. Thecommonsenseshow.com reports: The following is from the Associated Press It validates everything that I have been saying for the past 3 years. The UN is here and they are going to be used to subjugate the people of the United States. From the AP: The United States has announced its support for a set of principles that give a green lig... more »

Whitehouse: 9/11 Was An Inside Job By Saudi Regime, Explosive Report

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The U.S. government have released a redacted version of the declassified missing 28-page report taken from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 Commission report. The report reveals that the Saudi regime had contact with and supported some of the hijackers who committed the 9/11 terror attacks. “While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government,” the report claims. “There is information, primarily from FBI sources, that at least two of those ...more »

French Government Covered Up ‘Gruesome Torture’ Of Bataclan Victims

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A government committee have discovered that French authorities deliberately covered-up the fact that several Bataclan attack victims suffered gruesome torture during the attacks last November. The committee has heard reports from policemen on the scene of the Bataclan attacks who say that many of them vomited after witnessing victims with their eyes gouged out and their castrated genitals put in their mouths. Dailymail.co.uk reports: But prosecutors at the parliamentary inquiry into the Bataclan deaths have cast doubt over the claims after revealing that no sharp knives were found a... more »

Putin: Russia Will Avenge Bastille Day Terrorists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
President Putin has said that Russia is ready to work with France in order to seek revenge against the terrorists who committed the Bastille Day attacks in Nice. Putin has urged world leaders to join his fight against extremists, saying that “terrorists only understand force, and we must use it”. Dailystar.co.uk reports: The Kremlin have said they are ready to work with France on all anti-terrorist operations following the awful attack which left at least 84 people dead. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian father-of-three living in Nice, drove a lorry through the crow... more »

In Wake of Coup Fail In Turkey, Erdogan And His ISIS Gang Will Gain New Confidence

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 22 hours ago
People celebrating Erdogan's hold on power obviously don't know that he has been supporting ISIS in Syria or don't care. Either way it is very sad to see so many people defend a leader with his track record, elected though he may be. It was very telling that the people who came to the streets in response to his call were flashing the fascist Grey Wolves symbol and shouting AllahuAkbar. Clearly, these were highly motivated and trained people, not average citizens. Some of the more absurd commentary on social media even praise this turn of events as a victory for democracy. But wha... more »

Viral Video Claims Armageddon In 15 Days

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A new video has gone viral online claiming that the earth will face armageddon in 15 days, on 29th July 2016. Conspiracy theorists are warning that the global apocalypse could come about as a result of the earth’s magnetic poles flipping at the very same time as Jesus Christ returning to earth. 360nobs.com reports: According to Armageddon News, the earth’s magnetic poles will flip and an extremely angry Jesus Christ will return, bringing about the end of the world. In a newly released video, the End Times Prophecies claims with the aid of bible verses that: “This is Armageddon News... more »

Emergency Meeting Between State Department And Putin Held

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin on Friday to hold an emergency meeting about the situation in Syria. The pair talked for three hours at the Kremlin in an effort to establish “concrete, near-term steps” in their fight against ISIS. The State Department said Kerry expressed concern about repeated violations of a cessation of hostilities by the Moscow-backed Syrian government. It said the two also discussed the need to need to increase pressure on groups like Islamic State and the Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. Kerry “emphasiz... more »

Military Coup in Turkey

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*July 16, 2016* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - A bloody and destructive military coup attempt swept Turkey from Ankara to Istanbul today with reports of limited ground and air combat. The parliament building was reportedly bombed, news stations overtaken by troops including CNN's Turkish studio, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordering "rebel" aircraft shot from the sky and the coup-plotters brought to "justice." Events are still developing, and regardless of the outcome, Turkey's political landscape has descended one step further still into chaos and instability with the prosp... more »

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

John Zmirak at The Stream - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 fr... more »

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

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Late Saturday the runners were headed to Lower Brule and welcoming runners to join them.                Photos by Joye Braun

The Butchers of a Border Narco State

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
July 15, 2016 Security/Human Rights News By Frontera NorteSur Censored News Dutch translation at NAIS: .http://www.denaisgazet.be/nieuws/de-slachters-van-een-narco-grensstaat 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

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago

Anonymous Declare War On Terrorists Who Committed Nice Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Turkey Coup.... Saturday *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 37s 37 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted Mike Shedlock Does the US blink , will the US bow down to Erdogan pressure tactics ? fred walton added, *Mike Shedlock* @MishGEA #eu #turkeycoup No Optimism for Turkey in This Corner; US Drawn In: Erdogan Seeks to Extradite Cleric https://mishtalk.com/2016/07/16/no- optimism-for-turkey-in-this-corner-us-drawn-in-erdogan-seeks-to-extradite-cleric/ … *EP President* ‏@EP_President 6h 6 hours ago One man rule and arbitrary decisions not acceptable in strategic ally cou... more »

James O'Brien pursues a line...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Afshin, “Prayer of Change” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
○ Our prayers are with the people of France...

Les Boys does the violent ice ballet

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day 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 fr... more »

Video: Nice Terror Attack Suspect Gunned Down By French Police

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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