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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.

Monday, July 18, 2016

18 July - Blogs I'm Following

10:58pm MDST

Mainstream Media – Making Rock Stars Out of Mass Murderers

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 20 minutes ago
*Dylan Charles* - At what point does the deification of criminals itself become a criminal act?


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 37 minutes ago
forgive, forgive, forgive... so you are forgiven...

city of women

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 37 minutes ago

911 is a lie

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 37 minutes ago
Explosive Evidence


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 37 minutes ago

Alejandro Jodorowsky's DUNE

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 37 minutes ago

Day One Republican National Convention...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 44 minutes ago
*has finished.* I gave up all my grand plans for getting anything done. I watched every bloody second, and it was well worth it. Powerful speakers. Day two at Right Side Broadcasting starts at 5:30 EDT. *Right Side Broadcasting * *The live stream from RSB was outstanding.*

IMF: Venezuela Facing Hyper-Inflation In 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 58 minutes ago
*Market Watch:* *Venezuela’s inflation is set to top 1,600% next year* *Food shortages, weak oil prices and economic mismanagement has forced the government to declare a state of emergency* While most advanced economies struggle to lift inflation, none would want Venezuela‘s situation: Consumer-price inflation is forecast to hit 480% this year and top 1,640% in 2017, according to the International Monetary Fund. A shortage of medical supplies means infants and other sick patients are dying of treatable illnesses. Soldiers guard empty grocery store shelves. Inflation is so bad, th... more »

Proposition: The Super Rich Should Be Taxed Again At The 90% Level-- Meet 2 Predators Enabling Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 58 minutes ago
*Darwin Deason (76) and His Own Melania, 5th wife Katerina (49)* This week *This American Life* featured a story of father-son team, two deranged right-wing parasites who have been working to destroy America from within, ever since Darwin Deason, the father, crawled out from under a rock in Arkansas. Zoe Chace spent 6 months keeping track of how the 2 parasites made their substantial political contributions, contributions that began, this cycle, with a $5,000,000 contribution to Rick Perry. The radio interviews were with the son, Doug, the lucky inheritor, who has nothing better to ... more »

Israel Objects At The U.S. New 10-Year $38 Billion Aid Offer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
President Obama with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel last year. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times *Defense News:* *Israel Balks at Obama’s New 10-Year Aid Offer* TEL AVIV — Israeli industry is bracing for lost funding and layoffs as a result of a proposed $38 billion, 10-year US military aid package that rescinds Israel’s ability to convert a significant portion of US grant dollars into shekels for local research, development and procurement. While Israel still hopes to prevail upon the White House to bump its top line closer to $40 billion over 10 years, government ... more »

The government finds its housing scapegoat

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
So the supposedly politically independent Reserve Bank has clamped down on lending to investors in the housing market “after [says the *Herald*] Prime Minister John Key expressed frustration about the Reserve Bank's response to rising house prices, saying that it should not need any more time to investigate stricter rules for property investors and should ‘just get on with it’.” This is allegedly to fix rampant house-price inflation caused by these out-of-control property investors flooding the market. The bastards. And yet, over the last two years, as house prices climbed by ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Zero Minus'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago

Russian Spies Flood Into Britain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
RAF Menwith Hill base, which provides communications and intelligence support services to the United Kingdom and the U.S. is pictured near Harrogate, northern England (Reuters / Nigel Roddis) *Daily Mail:* *More Russian spies are trying to gather intelligence in Britain now than at the height of the Cold War, warns former GCHQ official* * Foreign intelligence agents are trying to intercept secret communications * Ex GCHQ official claims there could be Russian spies outside buildings * Warned that Islamic State militants could also use spy technology There are now more Russian spies ... more »

How to be a kiwi dad

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
S’easy as, eh. .. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Bonus Quote of the Day: On the demise of a grand old party

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*"We will hear much this week about dissonances like how the party of free trade is now becoming the party whose nominee describes trade agreements as 'rape’.”* ~ Matt Welch writing in Reason magazine about the just-begun Republican convention about to nominate the anti-trade candidate as their flag-bearer. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

from the front lines, day 15

allan at wmtc - 3 hours ago
*Libraries Rock!* What can you say when 50 schoolkids march to your picket line holding signs they made to support us, chanting "Kids Say: "LIBRARIES ROCK!"??? What a day! The Dufferin-Bloor Hub camp does one social justice lesson each summer, and this summer, that lesson was US! The kids learned about labour rights, a little about the labour movement, what a strike is, and so on. They made signs -- and were each given a free book -- and came out to Mississauga to support the striking library workers. Also on hand were the executive of CUPE Locals 4948 (TPL Workers Union!), 416, 7... more »

from the front lines, day 13

allan at wmtc - 3 hours ago
We spent more time in the community this week, speaking to Mississauga residents about our cause, and giving the gift of free storytimes. Here are some reports. *Malton* "I had a customer tell me yesterday that he calls 3-1-1 everyday to find out when the library will be open. He asked what else he could do and I told him to continue to call everyday and also contact the emails and phone numbers on the flyer I gave him. "Many people I spoke to are outraged by the strike and the way the City is treating us. I also talked to a mom and her daughter dropping other small children off a... more »

from the front lines, day 12

allan at wmtc - 3 hours ago
While Ribfest took over Celebration Square, CUPE 1989 members had another satisfying day in our communities. The managers that the City has assigned to "monitor" us (their word) and the special outside security detail came along for the ride. Because, you know, library workers are a big threat to public safety. In our members' words and pictures, here is a bit of our day. *Erin Meadows* "I was at Erin Meadows Thursday afternoon. A customer came to return a book. He said he just came back from his vacation and he wasn't aware of the strike. When I explained our situation and gave hi... more »

Mexico Deports 9 out of 10 Illegal Central American Migrants

JP Carroll at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this April 7, 2010 file photo, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto speaks during the 2010 World Economic Forum.] While many Mexican politicians including President Enrique Pena Nieto decry GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump's proposal for a border wall, the country reportedly deports nine in 10 Central American illegal migrants south of its own border. Univision reports that Mexico strictly enforces... more »

Purification of the Heart

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Timothy Frappier* - By purifying our hearts we get closer to inner truth.

The Cruel Humiliation Of Chris Christie-- Next Stop, Secretary Of Transportation?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The unseemly spectacle of the Trumpish running mate selection-- culminating in Trump playing the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" a dozen times in a row for startled reporters before bringing out the hapless Mike Pence-- should serve as a prelude to what a Trump administration would be like. In all things and at all times, Trump's narcissism will hover over every decision. His understandable desire to pick his old crony Christie was thwarted because of a family dispute, Christie having sent Ivanka's crooked father-in-law, Charles Kushner, to prison on a series o... more »

Former CIA Director Paneeta Describes The 'Worst-Case Scenario' In Syrian Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Leon E. Panetta CIA Director *CBS*:* Former CIA director on "worst-case scenario" in Syrian civil war* The next president will face countless challenges on day one. Among the biggest is the ongoing civil war in Syria. Margaret Brennan spoke with Leon Panetta -- a former CIA director, defense secretary, and White House chief of staff -- about the road ahead for U.S. involvement in the war-torn nation. *LEON PANETTA:* Inaction is not an option in Syria because if you stand back, the situation is gonna get worse. Look, the best-case scenario would be to have Assad step down, to have a... more »


Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 4 hours ago
A week in politics is an eternity these days, but can you remember that speech in front of 10 Downing Street? You know, when Theresa May looked down the barrel of the lens and channelled her inner Ed Miliband? The idea of a fundamentally different Tory party embracing its One Nation heritage and embedding it in a different economic programme certainly raised a few eyebrows. How's that looking so far? Unfortunately, the sincerity of Tory Keynesianism has fallen at the first hurdle. May was very clear in the early stages of the leadership contest that the state should step in and pre... more »

Gov’t Watchdog: HUD Secretary, Possible Hillary VP, Violated Hatch Act

Joan Lowy at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: In this July 13, 2016, photo, House and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Carolyn Lerner, head of the Office of the Special Counsel, said in a report sent July 18 to President Barack Obama that Castro “impermissibly mixed his personal views with official government agency business” when he promoted Hillary Clinton's presidential bid during a media interview, in violation of the Hatch Act.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Days before Hillary Clinton is scheduled to accept the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, a government watchdog ... more »

Russia at Risk of Being Booted From Olympics After Latest Doping Report

Eddie Pells at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, visits the Olympic Athletes Village in Coastal Cluster ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with Olympic Village Mayor Elena Isinbaeva, left, and Russian Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth policy Vitaly Mutko in Sochi, Russia. On Monday, July 18, 2016 WADA investigator Richard McLaren confirmed claims of state-run doping in Russia.] A scathing report outlining a state-sanctioned doping system in Russia prompted immediate calls for the nation’s entire team to be sidelined from the Summer Games, rais... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... June 18 , 2016..... Quick Hits - 1. Markets At A Glance - Oil Patch Items , Stocks Generally Shrug Off Failed Turkey Coup. 2. Turkey Post Failed Coup Items. 3.Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Markets..... *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 1h 1 hour ago The impact of lower #oil prices in energy-rich countries: IMF says #EquatorialGuinea GDP to contract ≈10% in 2016 *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 6h 6 hours agoCity of London, London While US #shale companies struggle to raise debt, equity raising continues strong #oil *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 6h 6 hours agoCity of London, London US #oil companies closer to balancing capex with operating cash flow, @EIAgov says http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=27112 … #shale *Sue Chang* ‏@SueChangMW 2h2 ho... more »

Afghan Teen Migrant Killed After Attacking Passengers on German Train

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Police officers stand beside a train in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, Monday evening, July 18, 2016, after a 17-year-old Afghan armed with an ax and a knife attacked passengers aboard a regional train in southern Germany on Monday night, injuring four people before he was shot and killed by police as he fled.] BERLIN (AP) -- A teenage Afghan migrant armed with an ax and a knife attacked passengers aboard a regional train in southern Germany on Monday night, injuring four people before he was shot and killed by police as he fled,... more »

President Obama Presents The Medal of Honor to Vietnam War Helicopter Commander Lt. Col. Charles Kettles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*CNN*:* Obama awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War helicopter commander* (CNN)President Barack Obama on Monday awarded the Medal of Honor to Retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers. Obama, while presenting the highest military award to Kettles, 86, called his story "a wonderful inspiration," adding that the takeaway from his bravery is not just "a creed for our soldiers." "It should be a creed for all of us," Obama said at a White House ceremony. "This is a country that's never finished in... more »

A Cartoon Parable of Awakening and Remembering... Little Dog Lost

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
You can find these and others at: http://www.gocomics.com/littledoglost/2007/03/26

Social Contracts, Co-Dependency and Closed Loops of Limitation

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - There are so many readily available ways to not be our authentic selves.

New Aus climate department head damned by Greenpeace – so he can’t be all bad

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
While new UK PM Theresa May was disestablishing Britain’s Department of Energy and Climate Change in her very first day in office – raising hope with some of us that she may be as completely wet as she appears – Australia’s Malcolm Turnbull is going the reverse route: *The Dept of Environment has been merged with Energy, which makes sense for carbon traders and the renewables industry, but perhaps not for the environment. [ref: **JO NOVA**]* Mind you, Greenpeace and the Greens don’t like the appointee in charge of the new super-ministry, which offers some cause for hope: *F... more »

Shooting Cops Across America: Guidance from Above

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The political elite's agenda in all this isn’t difficult to spot.

Quote of the Day: Democracy v populism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*“’Populism’ is the new anti-concept. When you get what you want, you call it ‘democracy.’ When you don't, you denounce ‘populism’."* ~ historian Scott Powell . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian*: *Turkey coup attempt: who were the plotters and why did it fail?* The Turkish government alleges links to Fethullah Gülen, while others say it was a badly organised coup and Hizmet connection is doubtful For a while on Friday night it looked as though one of the most powerful governments in the Middle East would be overthrown. Tanks brought Istanbul to a standstill as soldiers invaded the headquarters of the ruling party, bombed parliament, took over the military high command building, seized control of the state broadcaster and announced that the... more »

Banana Pecan and Vanilla Texas Sheet Cakes

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 6 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we ... more »

The Chilcot Inquiry on Civilian Casualties

Tom Gregory at Duck of Minerva - 6 hours ago
The publication of the long-awaited Chilcot Report on Britain’s role in the Iraq War last week produced a flurry of activity, with journalists desperately skimming through the 2.6m words within the three hours they were allocated prior to full publication. Perhaps not surprisingly, much of their attention was focused on whether or not Tony Blair […]

Communism Still Persists. We Must Remember Nations Where People Are Not Free.

Lee Edwards at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Soviet Union Flag - 900] Communism is a cancer that must be removed lest it spread. That historical lesson led President Ronald Reagan, after four decades of containment and accommodation, to lay down a new policy to end the Cold War: "We win and they... more »

You Need 4 Different Licenses to Shine Shoes in DC. Senator Ben Sasse Wants to Change That.

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: DS ALLOW Act - 640] Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Ben Sasse of Nebraska have teamed up to challenge the issue of occupational licensing, which refers to the state and local rules that require job-seekers to obtain approval from the government before... more »

Security In Iraq, Jul 8-14, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 6 hours ago
The Iraqi Security Forces made a significant victory in the second week of July 2016. They seized the air base in Qayara, which will be used as a launching pad for further operations into northern Ninewa province with the ultimate goal of taking Mosul. The Islamic State’s spring/Ramadan offensive finally came to an end as well. There were just 125 security incidents reported in Iraq from July 8-14, 2016. That makes two weeks with very low numbers pointing to the Islamic State’s annual spring offensive having come to an end. As usual, Baghdad had the most violence with 58 incident... more »

World News Briefs -- July 18, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Turkey widens post-coup purge, demands U.S. hand over cleric* Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the United States unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch. Nearly 20,000 members of the police, civil service, judiciary and army have been detained or suspended since Friday night's coup, in which more than 200 people were killed when a faction of the armed forces tried to seize power. The broad crackdown and calls to r... more »

Israeli Air Defenses Failed Repeatedly To Shoot Down A Drone From Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Israel fires Patriot missiles at unidentified drone in Golan Heights. Credits/photos : SAFED MUNICIPALITY *Times of Israel:* *Israel fires at, misses Syrian drone in its airspace* 2 anti-aircraft missiles launched at intruding aircraft, which escapes intact; IDF reportedly scrambles fighter jets Israel fired anti-aircraft missiles at an unmanned aerial vehicle that crossed into its airspace from Syria on Sunday afternoon, but failed to bring down the intruding aircraft. The IDF said in a statement that neither of the two Patriot missiles launched managed to hit the drone, which re... more »

Will The Iranian Nuclear Deal Survive?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Robin Wright, New Yorker:** Will The Iran Nuclear Deal Survive?* Last month, Boeing signed a landmark agreement with Iran to sell or lease a hundred and nine passenger jets. The mega-deal, worth at least twenty billion dollars, would be the largest sale of American goods to the Islamic Republic since the seizure of the U.S. Embassy, shortly after the 1979 Revolution. Iran Air badly needs new planes to modernize its fleet, which dates back to the Shah’s era. Iranians alternately joke and agonize about mechanical problems that plague the country’s aging aircraft, essential for trav... more »

Confidential Ttext On The Iran Nuclear Deal Leaked: Will Permit Iran To Move Quickly In Developing Nuclear Weapons Than Originally Promised

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* This is an explosive (and exclusive) AP report .... the link is here ....* AP Exclusive: Confidential text eases Iran nuke constraints* (AP). The U.S. State Department first reaction is one of surprise .... *State Dept Caught off Guard by New Report on Iran Nuclear Restraints Being Lifted* (Washington Free Beacon). If true .... this disclosure comes at an incredibly bad time for the Obama administration and for Hillary Clinton. It will only feed the narrative that they are not honest to the American people. *Update #1*: Iran: Secret deal 'will allow Tehran to expand... more »

Pentagon May Send More Special Forces Into Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
General Joseph Votel, the head of the U.S. military?s Central Command, speaks aboard the USS New Orleans, an amphibious dock ship, as it travels through the Strait of Hormuz July 11, 2016. REUTERS/PHIL STEWART *Reuters*:* U.S. weighs more robust presence in Yemen for al Qaeda fight* The U.S. military is weighing an increase in its presence in Yemen to better challenge al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, building on momentum against the group after a successful offensive by Gulf allies, a top U.S. general told Reuters. U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, who oversees American troops in t... more »

Erdogan Becomes Dictator Of Turkey, Purging 20,000 ‘Traitor Citizens’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Turkish President Erdogan is set to turn Turkey into a de facto dictatorship, as over 20,000 personnel across the country have been illegally detained following Friday’s failed Coup attempt. Thousands of police officers and judiciary staff were suspended on Monday, as Erdogan abandoned the rule of law and democracy in favour of a more hands-on approach to running the country. Zerohedge.com reports: Anadolu Agency says a total of 8,777 employees attached to the ministry were dismissed, including 30 governors, 52 civil service inspectors and 16 legal advisers Thirty regional governor... more »

George Bush Goes Full Retard At Dallas Memorial For Slain Police

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
We are enduring the summer from hell with shootings and ultraviolent false flags occurring with shocking frequency as society stares down the barrel of civil war. Former President George W. Bush obviously thinks this state of affairs is worth celebrating, as this bizarre footage of him singing and dancing at the Dallas memorial for five slain police officers shows. Did Bush Jr forget he was at a funeral, or is the explanation for his behaviour actually far more sinister? MK Ultra experts have suggested Bush is under mind control and the song Battle Hymn of the Republic could be one o... more »

7 things a Trump must do [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[UPDATE: “Donald Trump is a fast-flowing river of economic fallacies.” His “proposed policies … insofar as we can make them out [are] concocted from economic idiocy and nativist superstitions.”] *To "Make America Great Again" will take more than bumper-sticker slogans and a stained red golf cap.Here, says a group of free-market economists in this Open Letter, are seven things any president must do to begin at least to make its economic system great , and a Trump could do if he were at all serious about his slogan:* An Open Letter to Donald Trump We the undersigned urge you,... more »

AP Exclusive: Confidential “Add-On” Text Eases Iran Nuke Constraints

George Jahn at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this July 2, 2015 file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano, as they pose for photos at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran.] VIENNA (AP) -- Key restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran’s ability to build a bomb even before the end the pact, according to... more »

The 7-Step Plan for Climbing Out of Hell

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
The 7-Step Plan for Climbing Out of Hel ("Hell")

Medical Journal Says Fluoride Is Toxic To Human Brains

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A recent study published in the world’s most renowned medical journal has classified Fluoride as a neurotoxin, and declared it lethal on brain development. The Lancet study says the Fluoride, alongside other toxic compounds such as arsenic, lead and mercury, has a negative impact on brain development. Naturalnews.com reports: A large number of cities within the U.S. are pumping their drinking water systems full of fluoride, and the government is claiming that there are no health risks to this unnecessary practice. Why is fluoride added to water? Fluoride is added to water because o... more »

Hungary Becomes First European Country To Ban Rothschild Banks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Hungary have become the first European country to officially ban all Rothschild banks from operating in the country. In 2013, Hungary began the process of kicking out the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and agreed to repay the IMF bailout in full in order to rid the country of the New World Order banking cartel. Neonnettle.com reports: A kindly worded letter from Gyorgy Matolcsy, the head of Hungary’s CentralBank , asked Managing Director, Christine Lagarde of the International Misery Fund, as some have fondly nicknamed it, to close the office as it was not necessary to maintain... more »

Turkey May Be Expelled From NATO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has threatened Turkey with being expelled from NATO if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues with his ruthless power-grab. As rumours of Turkey’s coup being a false flag gather momentum in the press, tensions between the U.S. and Turkey have increased dramatically. Zerohedge.com reports: Recall that on Saturday, as part of its populist campaign to blame the coup on the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, Turkey accused the US of being “behind the military coup”, to which John Kerry promptly responded that such allegations are “utterly fals...more »

Netanyahu Investigated For Money Laundering

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
It may be the end of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reign over Israel, as criminal investigators have launched a probe into money laundering claims. Israeli social media has been ablaze recently with reports of a new investigation of Netanyahu, his son Yair, and the PMO’s former chief of staff, Ari Harow. Richardsilverstein.com reports: This story has not yet been reported by an Israeli mainstream publication and I don’t have an inside reliable source to confirm it, as I usually do when I post these stories. So what I’m reporting is based on what readers are sending m... more »

Indian Government: Secret US Weapons “Real Cause Of Global Warming”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Indian government have accused the U.S. of using a secretive weapon system that is likely to have caused global warming. According to Environmental Minister Anil Madhav Dave, the U.S. government are able to focus electromagnetic beams via a weapon called High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme (HAARP) across the Earth which reduce the yields of major crops like wheat and maize in India. “HAARP strikes the upper atmosphere with a focussed and steerable electromagnetic beam,” the Minister said in a statement. Indiatimes.com reports: “HAARP is an advanced model of a super... more »

US Begin “World War 3” Military Exercises With Ukraine In Black Sea

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The US are preparing to conduct large-scale World War 3 military exercises in the Black Sea this week as tensions between Russia and NATO reach an all-time high. Over 25 ships, boats and support vessels from Ukraine, the U.S., Turkey and Romania are being deployed to sea as part of The Sea Breeze – 2016 military exercises. Tass.ru reports: According to the press service of the Ukrainian Navy command, this year the manoeuvers’ “geography has been significantly expanded”. “More than 25 ships, boats and support vessels from Ukraine, the United States, Turkey and Romania have been put ...more »

Turkey's Coup- Pt1: Contradictory Claims and Egypt's role

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
I’ve spent the last few days reading and thinking. Then reading and thinking some more. Then reading and thinking some more about the coup attempt in Turkey: *I've noticed some interesting but contradictory claims that don't correlate* *Claim: Erdogan is an authoritarian dictator, strong man aka “the sultan”* *Contradiction: Why does an iron fisted dictator, autocrat aka strong man aka sultan need a coup to consolidate power? Power we’ve been repeatedly told, he already has.* *Claim: Erdogan faked the coup* *Contradiction: If Erdogan faked the coup then why would he need to ro... more »

Trump Endorses Repeal of Law Restricting Pastoral Speech

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Bible in Court - 900] Presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has endorsed the repeal of a 1954 law that restricts the free speech of churches and pastors in exchange for tax-exempt status. "You are absolutely shunned if you are an evangelical if you want... more »

Eric Metaxas Makes a Case for Christian Support of Trump

Casey Harper at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: DCNF Eric Metaxas] Christian author Eric Metaxas sat down with The Daily Caller News Foundation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and answered the question: Can Christians vote for Trump in good conscience? "Sometimes you have to hold your nose and vote... more »

Can Wisconsin Voters Really End Paul Ryan's Career In 3 Weeks? Yes, But It Will Take A Bipartisan Effort

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Paul Ryan has some monarchist ideas from his 1988 reign as Prom King* Yesterday's post about Paul Ryan being nothing more than a garden variety GOP hack and a dumbbell to boot, wasn't meant to sway any voters. Most Ryan voters in Wisconsin know who he is and have had few problems backing him. Of course, consistent-- albeit tacit-- support from the DCCC, which has systematically sabotaged all Democratic efforts to take him on in over a decade, have made that proposition, at best, untested. Interesting enough, this cycle though, the movement in southeast Wisconsin "to Cantor" him is ... more »

Beijing Holds Anti-US War Games In South China Sea

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Beijing are preparing to host anti-US war games in the South China Sea following an international tribunal ruling against China’s territorial claims in the waters. China are to close off access to the east coast part of the area in order to host military exercises from Tuesday to Thursday this week. Hongkongfp.com reports: The area of sea identified is some distance from the Paracel islands and even further from the Spratlys, with both chains claimed by Beijing and several other neighbouring states. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague last week ruled that there wa... more »

The CIA's House Imam And The Battle For Turkey

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*There are house imams and field imams. There is no doubt that the CIA-protected Turkish imam Fethullah Gulen is a house imam. **"That's the Sharia man, the CIA's sharia man" says whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. When the sharia man, the house imam, was in trouble in 1999 he fled Turkey and ran to Big Daddy America for protection. He has operated his cult from his base in Pennsylvania ever since.* *An excerpt from, "What is Fethullah Gülen’s real mission?" By Osman Softic, Open Democracy, February 6, 2014: * It is quite possible that the US may try to take advantage of parallel state ... more »

Scientists Wire Up Live Beetles To Serve As Robots In Singapore

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Scientists in Singapore have created an “insect-computer hybrid legged robot” using live beetles. Cyborg beetles are remotely controlled through wires attached to their bodies that stimulate and jerk their wing muscles during flight, directing them toward a target. A controversial project is aiming to use beetles in place of robots in search and rescue missions following major disasters. An army of cyborg beetles could be directed to finding people in awkward hard to access environments. Could cyborg beetles save lives? asks the BBC: Mail Online reports: Researchers fitted giant flo... more »

U.S. Reassures South Sudan That Troops Sent To South Sudan Will Only Be Used To Protect The U.S. Embassy And Civilians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S. seeks to reassure South Sudan on troops sent to Juba* The United States is not taking any offensive military actions with the goal of destabilizing South Sudan, and is only sending a small contingent to assist its embassy in the country, which has been gripped by violence between rival troops, the State Department said on Sunday. The United States wants to reassure the people and the government of South Sudan that it has no plans to target any government or military leaders or import special military equipment with the goal of destabilizing the nation, State Depar... more »

The Turkey - NATO Alliance Is Going To change

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Belga/AFP *James Stavridis, Foreign Policy*: *Turkey and NATO: What Comes Next Is Messy* *With U.S. forces (and nuclear weapons*) housed at Incirlik Air Base, the relationship between Ankara and Washington is critical — and delicate.* Perhaps the most shocking thing about the attempted coup in Turkey was that it had not already occurred. The obvious tensions between civil and military authorities have been a long-simmering witches’ brew in Turkey, dating back to the fall of the Ottoman Empire a century ago and continuing through multiple coup attempts over the past four decades. ... more »

US, EU Warn Turkey On Coup Crackdown

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*: *EU condemns Turkey coup bid, warns Erdogan on death penalty* European Union foreign ministers urged Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to respect the law and human rights in dealing with defeated coup plotters, warning that reinstating the death penalty would likely end Ankara's EU membership bid. After a breakfast in Brussels with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the ministers condemned the weekend coup attempt in a common EU statement, but expressed alarm at Erdogan's public comments on Sunday that there could be no delay in using capital punishment. "The...more »

Failed Coup In Turkey -- News Updates July 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The full group, totalling 27 men, then were forced to stand on a staircase with their hands bound as they were paraded for the cameras *Daily Mail*: *'Traitors on parade': Army masterminds behind Turkey coup appear on TV with their hands bound - as EU claims Erdogan list of 3,000 names to be arrested was prepared BEFORE uprising* * Military masterminds of failed Turkey coup have been paraded on camera * EU commissioner Johannes Hahn has cast doubt on speed to coup arrests * Indicated Turkey had a list of names of plotters before the coup even began * Almost 6,000 judges and militar... more »

World News Briefs -- July 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Members of police special forces keep watch from an armored vehicle in front of the Justice Palace in Ankara, Turkey, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner *Reuters:* *Turkey widens post-coup purge, demands Washington hand over cleric* Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the United States unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch. The sacking of thousands of police officers followed orders for the detention of thousands of judges and ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Policemen stand atop military armored vehicles after troops involved in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey July 16, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer *Reuters:* *Turkey's bungled putsch: a strangely 20th century coup* It was a strangely 20th century coup, defeated by 21st century technology and people power. When a self-styled military "Peace Council" tried to topple Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his increasingly authoritarian government on Friday night, the rebel generals and colonels seemed to be fighting the last war. "This coup was obviously plann... more »

So-called Alternative Media "coming out of closet" to provide dysinfo re Failed Turkish Coup

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*UPDATE: July 18, 2016* - Fascinating and prophetic post by eccentric blogger Sorcha Fal. Posted last December, 2015...she talks about a "staggering" CIA plot against Erdogan...and basically lays out the entire scenario that was supposed to have taken place last weekend....all except the "Russian Doomsday Plane" being ordered to the air by Putin. *Clouds Over the Grand Canyon* As my mother used to say....every cloud has a silver lining. The recent failed coup, as scary as the scenario and potential outcomes were, has revealed how rife the so-called alternative media is with dys... more »

Divinity watch: Concluding thoughts about Comey the God!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016What hath Comey wrought:* Comey the God is a jealous God. His acolytes understand that he must be approached with great caution. Presumably, that helps explain Jim Rutenberg statement in today's New York Times. In his weekly Mediator column, a pundit deferred to a god: RUTENBERG (7/18/16): The robust fact-checking industry that has sprung up over the past several years will have to work overtime during both conventions. But while *Mrs. Clinton’s dossier of falsehoods has increased with the F.B.I. report contradicting so many of her statements about her priva... more »

Slain Cop’s Brother Prays for Killer, Asks for Prayers for His Family

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Police chaplain Robert Ossler prays at a makeshift memorial at the fatal shooting scene in Baton Rouge, where several law enforcement officers were killed. A former Marine set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said Monday.] "I just want to say God bless these killers," said Kedrick Pitts. "I continue to pray for those guys, too." Pitts' brother, Montrell Jackson, was one of the three police officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jackson, 32,... more »

Police Officer Joins in Prayer for Peace Before Convention

WGN TV video at The Stream - 9 hours ago
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Whitehorse, Yukon - A Start to Healing?

killing Mother at killing Mother - 9 hours ago
16th and 17th July 2016 Canada's Yukon Territory is one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth. The land area, which stretches across 482,443 square kilometers, supports a human population of 37,566 (2015). The capital and most-populous city, Whitehorse, is tiny by city standards, with a population of 23,276 people (2015). The city's namesake, the Whitehorse rapids, once graced the Yukon river at this location, but the construction of the Whitehorse Rapids Generating Facility in 1958 forever erased them from the river's landscape. Given the small human population of the t... more »

Turkish Deputy Mayor killed After Attacker Storms Office In Istanbul

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The deputy mayor of Istanbul’s Sisli district, Camil Candas, a member of the Turkish opposition party CHP has been shot dead at city hall. Candas was shot in the head and killed on Monday by an unknown assailant. The Jewish mayor was initially reported to be in a critical condition by Turkish broadcaster NTV. Individual reports on Twitter now claim he is dead. The Daily Express reports: According to local media the armed assailant burst into the office and opened fire. Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) runs the prosperous Sisli district. It is not clear wheth... more »

In Medical Mystery, Caregiver Gets Zika From Utah Man Who Died

Lindsay Whitehurst at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species which transmits the dengue virus, chikungunya fever and zika is photographed on March 4, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery about how it spread between... more »

Fewer Americans Think Churches and Religions Solve Social Problems

Robert Donachie at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Church Goer Woman Pews Cross - 900] Americans are becoming more skeptical that religion can solve social problems, according to a new poll. Nineteen percent of U.S. adults feel religious institutions contribute "a great deal" to solving important social problems, while 38 percent feel that they contribute "some," according... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

"Lit and Sputtering: A Dark Prospect"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Lit and Sputtering: A Dark Prospect"* by James Howard Kunstler You can see where the trajectory of events is leading. The country will be distracted by racial strife this summer while the global banking system implodes, disabling trade relations and the super-long supply chains we depend on for all common goods from oil to fresh food. Unless the remnants of the Republican Party act responsibly and find a way to replace Trump with a capable candidate, the nation will get what it deserves: a clown in the white house at the climax of the Fourth Turning. The racial events of recent d... more »

"Human Choices..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“We are not merely the objects of history but also its agents. The future is determined partly by free choices that people willfully make, often in unexpected ways. These human choices are not always rational. They flow from hopes and fears, truths and errors, memories and dreams. They are unpredictable, and sometimes unimaginable, before they are made.” - David Hackett Fischer

"We’ve Entered an Era of Rising Instability and Uncertainty"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"We’ve Entered an Era of Rising Instability and Uncertainty"* by Charles Hugh Smith "That we have entered an era of rising instability and uncertainty is self-evident.There will always be areas of instability in any era, but instability and uncertainty are now the norm globally. There is a template for global instability, one that has been repeated throughout history. Historian David Hackett Fischer described the dynamics that generate periods of rising instability in his book "The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History" (sent to me a number of years ago by corres... more »

TWA Flight 800: 20 Years Later

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Family members of those lost in the TWA Flight 800 crash look at the TWA Flight 800 Memorial.] Twenty years ago TWA Flight 800 exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean 12 minutes after taking off. All 230 people on board were killed, making it the third-deadliest aviation accident in United States Territory. On Sunday evening a memorial... more »

Jane had an addoctopm

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
jane sad sad sad no one gave out a safe site cause I kno2w nothing about H execpt its kept Keith Richards prevwerd

“Great shock and sadness:” Publishing gadfly to retract paper for duplication

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A vociferous advocate for correcting the literature — who has been banned by two publishers for his persistent communications — has asked journals to retract one paper and correct three others for duplications. After a reader flagged his 2004 paper on PubPeer last month, author Jaime Teixeira da Silva “immediately” contacted the journal to alert it that […] The post “Great shock and sadness:” Publishing gadfly to retract paper for duplication appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Obama Presents Vietnam War Veteran With Medal of Honor

Kevin Freking at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles of Michigan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 18, 2016. Kettles distinguished himself in combat operations near Duc Pho, Vietnam, and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest military honor to a Vietnam War veteran on Monday, noting that the story of retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles’ bravery nearly 50 years ago serves as great... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 11 hours ago
*A church with a Greenie religion* *At this church, salvation comes not from the risen Lord but from solar panels. Note the following summary of the religion concerned from Wikipedia. No mention of that pesky old JC guy:"Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion characterized by a "free and responsible search for truth and meaning". The Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church does not have a creed. Instead UUs are unified by their shared search for spiritual growth. As such, UU congregations include many agnostics, theists, and atheists among their membership. The roots of UU ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 11 hours ago
*Baton Rouge heroes: Remembering officers Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald, Brad Garafola after fatal shooting ~The Advocate *

This time the booing is unimportant

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
'France's Socialist prime minister Manuel Valls was booed by a huge crowd in Nice on Monday before and after a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack. Nice residents applauded and cheered the emergency services and police, chanting "Merci, merci". But there were shouts of "Murderers!" and "Resign!" as Mr Valls and two cabinet colleagues left the seafront where thousands had gathered to remember the 84 people killed on July 14 by truck driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.' More here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/18/french-pm-booed-at-n... more »

Live Stream of 2016 Republican National Convention...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*from Right Side Broadcasting - and we thank them. * RSBN will be broadcasting LIVE from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-21. We will offer two live feeds from Quicken Loans Arena.One stream will cover all of the speeches and ballots inside the arena, while another feed will offer interviews and live commentary from RSBN hosts.Each session will feature a unique slate of votes and speakers, those details to be released soon. Please see below for a full list of session start times. Right Side Broadcasting

Another Clark Park Day in BC

Alison at Creekside - 11 hours ago
So remember this? April 2014 Natty Post: Christy Clark once served as chairwoman of B.C. company that she has promoted since becoming premier "The 2007 document has surfaced one week after it was revealed that the Premier was a partner in her former husband’s lobbying firm, which formerly listed its office at her residence and boasted such clients as Enbridge and B.C. Rail. In the fall of 2007, Ms. Clark entered into a two-year agreement as *chairman* and board member of *RCI Capital Group*’s RCI Pacific Gateway Education Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the investment firm. Sin... more »

22 Ways Drinking Soda Will Shorten Your Life by Elisha McFarland

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 11 hours ago
22 Ways Drinking Soda Will Shorten Your Life by Elisha McFarland Green Med Info, 1 July 2016 *Numerous studies have shown the negative health effects of drinking soda on your waistline and your teeth. Drinking soda however, has far more serious health risks than many of us may realize. * According to *Euromonitor*, the average person in the United States consumes more than 126 grams of *sugar* per day. That’s equal to 25.2 teaspoons, or the equivalent of drinking a little over three 12 ounce colas. Numerous studies have shown the negative health *effects of drinking soda ... more »

Sequence of Gladio-style operations unleashes two more "Letter Agency-Handled Losers" on Society

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Gavin Long was a frequent user of social media* I'm not going to devote a lot of time to the latest false flag offerings by the NATO/CIA/international cabal of "letter agencies" (including Canada's foreign mole CSIS). Others have been absorbed by the details...and more power to them. Someone has to get their hands dirty handling this Sh!t. Over the same period of time, I found the geopolitical seismic event of the failed Turkish coup much more fascinating. IMO, these false flags (Baton Rouge and Nice) were distractions from the failed Turkish coup. But, I do want to put on the... more »

The Next Bubble to Burst: Will It Be Housing Again?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*The modern world of bubbles (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* I'm following a number of stories at the moment, including the possible further collapse in carbon (oil and gas) prices; the likely and casual ubiquity of election-stealing by both parties (which has interesting implications for the general election); and the next installment in our "Look Ahead" series, a peer into the future of American political life and governance from the conventions into the reign of the next administration. But this one-off story deserves your attention. I want to put the existence o... more »

Leaders In Search Of Scapegoats

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 11 hours ago
Where have all the leaders gone? That's the question Michael Harris asks over at *ipolitics*. The newly anointed and the wish to be anointed don't inspire a lot of confidence: As the apocalypse beckons, the need for real political wisdom has never been greater. But no Titans have emerged. Instead, obscene caricatures of political leadership have risen to the top of several world establishments. In Britain, Theresa May sits astride the absurd political ascendancy of the post-Brexit-referendum era. One of her first acts was to shut down the U.K.’s Department of Energy and Climate Ch... more »

Morning in Ameristan

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
As the urban blight in Cleveland is temporarily masked this week by a paranoid buildup of militarized police forces and high tech weaponry for purposes of protecting the wealthy against the rabble during a glittering week of corporate excess and political theater, the Philosopher King once more was forced to emerge from his cave to tell Americans to just get along. It had been a bloody Sunday in Baton Rouge, scene of the second lethal attack on police officers in the United States in less than two weeks. "My fellow Americans," intoned Commander in Chief Barack Obama, "Only we can ... more »

Ex-Marine Baton Rouge Shooter Wanted To ‘Fight Back’ Police ‘Devils’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Gavin Eugene Long, the 29-year-old gunman who shot three police officers dead in a Louisiana ambush, was an ex-Marine and Iraq war veteran who had received several commendations. He carried out the police massacre on his 29th birthday and advocated on social media that the world is run by “devils”. Long was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps six years ago and called for black people to “fight back” against police oppression just days before his attack. The Daily Record reports: The 29-year-old was named last night as the gunman behind the horrific ambush and ma... more »

The New Paradigm: Beyond Sunken Cities and Rifted, Drifting Continents

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 12 hours ago
The climate etc site of climate professor Judith Curry has a guest post, "Canopus, Herakleion, New Orleans and Continental Rifts", on an "alternative perception of sea level rise and climate change". By "alternative perception" the author, Anthony Lucas, means an alternative theory to the consensus earth science (i.e., plate tectonics), to wit an "expanding Earth" theory, in which he considers the above-named cities to be located on rifts which, rather than themselves sinking into the sea, are surrounded by a generally rising Earth's crust--globally rising, that is, as the "expandi...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 12 hours ago
*More Gladwell stupidity: Attacking Bowdoin College * *It's been said by someone who has studied him that "There is more of reality and wisdom in a Chinese fortune cookie than can be found anywhere in Gladwell’s pages"That the college has a legitimate interest in attracting the brightest students is overooked. Bright students tend to have lots of options so marginal advantages like better food might attract them to one college versus another.Bowdoin is a school not a charity agency so there is no in principle reason why it should give anything to anybody. Nonetheless it does... more »

London Black Cab Catches Fire On Blackfriars Bridge, Causing Chaos

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A black cab burst into flames on one of the hottest days in London closing traffic in both directions on Blackfriars Bridge. The Mirror reports: Fire brigade turned up to deal with it. Huge flames the small bang as something exploded. pic.twitter.com/cXGRiabPTq — pete speller (@peterspeller) July 18, 2016 Dramatic pictures show the vehicle engulfed by flames on Blackfriars Bridge around noon today. Plumes of smoke from the blazing cab could be seen across the capital. London Fire Brigade tweeted a picture of the smoking vehicle, which forced the closure of the bridge in both directi... more »

The Times they are a changing:Dylan warring it may get false pretence

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Now the times they are a changing was not an organ thought its just that the know humanity before hand had never exprexxesd the obvious in such an obvious way and it look like that lesson will soon all be lost I took as strange trip on a cab door he had a skateboard on the frame and a little handhold clouting the window the driver said why cant you uber with one hand and I told her i predated the massive data programming training style. so she charged me a premium for being suspect facial recognition will reveal in less than thrity seconds what might me pre identity be before I went into... more »

Everthing you know in your heart is true no matter how delisuonal

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Its just reality does not believe you and if it dont come true the masters of the universe as well

Owen Smith: "I am Normal"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/kdbHe38FYgY The BBC helped to destroy Andrea Leadsom's campaign to be Conservative Party leader by publicising her comments in a Times interview that they claimed seemed to say that her having children gave her more of a stake in the future of the UK than childless Theresa May. I'm not sure that's what she meant but for the BBC this was an inexcusable thing to say. So I presume that the BBC will be equally aggressive with the Labour Party leadership contender Olly Smith for this in a Sky News interview: "I'm glad you think I'm normal. I am normal. I grew up in a ... more »

Words fail me...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*this entire week.* I refuse to send my "thoughts and prayers" to the families who have lost a loved one as a result of the war against cops that liberal/progressive/Socialist politicians have fomented. Not just cops, but all white Americans, who have been branded with the dreaded "racist" label. I refuse to join in a public memorial, light a candle, or strew flowers around where people have been slaughtered by deranged people who have taken their cue from Obama and have wrapped themselves in the mantel of victim. They're victims, all right. They are victims of the progressive m... more »

The Latest From GOP Convention: Sheriff Tells Delegates, ‘Blue Lives Matter’

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: John Tiegen, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and Mark Geist, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who fought in Benghazi, L-R, speak during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016.] CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Latest on the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (EDT): 9:35 p.m. The sheriff of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin has energized the crowd at the Republican National Convention by declaring, “Blue Lives Matter in this country.” Sheriff... more »

Planned Parenthood’s Descent into Self-Parody

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Breakpoint Planned Parenthood - 900] A pitfall of social media such as Facebook and Twitter is that we can find ourselves saying something we shouldn't. While most of us can delete the offending message before too much damage is done, well-known people and organizations can't.... more »

Think Progress Editor: Cop Shootings Are Black People ‘Taking Justice Into Their Own Hands’

Blake Neff at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Baton Rouge police ambush - 90000] An editor at the progressive website ThinkProgress responded to the Baton Rouge cop massacre Sunday by saying black people were "taking justice into their own hands." Zack Ford works as ThinkProgress' LGBT editor, but chose to wade into criminal justice Sunday... more »

Author loses 2nd paper on supposed dangers of chemtrails

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Against the author’s wishes, a journal has retracted a paper about chemtrails, a long-standing conspiracy theory about the dangers of cloud trails released from jet planes. After the paper was scrutinized on librarian Jeffrey Beall’s blog and social media last week, Frontiers in Public Health issued an expression of concern (EOC). The paper was published June 30, and retracted […] The post Author loses 2nd paper on supposed dangers of chemtrails appeared first on Retraction Watch.

THE PROBLEMS WITH NOVELS: The crazies will always be with us!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016Part 5—Potential problems with a current favorite:* By now, it almost has the feel of an addiction. We refer to the way we pseudo-liberals cling to our most treasured novel. Consider a new example. On Friday evening, MSNBC debuted one of its silly pseudo-documentaries, "20 Stories That Shook The World in 20 Years." The silly program was assembled to celebrate the cable channel's twenty years of foolishness. Rachel Maddow read the program's silly, listicle text. What follows isn't entirely Maddow's fault. The assignment could have gone to anyone at the silly ... more »

Another Baltimore Cop Acquitted in the Death of Freddie Gray

Juliet Linderman at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Lt. Brian Rice, left, one of the six members of the Baltimore Police Department charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, arrives with attorney Mike Davey, center, at a courthouse to hear a judge's ruling in his trial in Baltimore, Monday, July 18, 2016. Rice is the fourth of the six officers charged to go on trial in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)] BALTIMORE (AP) -- A judge acquitted a Baltimore police officer of manslaughter and other charges Monday in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was critically injured in a police transport v... more »

Trump Opening GOP Convention With Call for Law and Order

Julie Pace & ALAN FRAM at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Rein Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, announces the rules of the convention during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their presidential convention Monday against a backdrop of unsettling summer violence and persistent discontent within their own party. The glue keeping Republicans together... more »

Witness Protection

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
*"Peace is more than the absence of war* *Absence of war* *Are we gonna see another bloody day?* *We're tired of the cryin' and people dyin'* *LET'S TAKE ALL THE GUNS AWAY"* *Prince, feat. Eryn Allen Kane* *Baltimore* *2015* *"His life was in danger. There is no doubt about it. It's clear from the FBI documents. There were serious assassination threats made against him"* *Gail Giorgio, Author of "Oiron", "Is Elvis Alive", and "The Elvis Tape"* *"Face Down - Dead, Like Elvis"* *The Artist,* *Face Down* *Emancipation* [Eryn Allen Kane:] Baltimore [Prince:] Nobody got in nobody's w... more »

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 1

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
*click to enlarge*In March I posted some disturbing new research findings on the caustic disciplining of students within corporate charter schools. With that new information, I also posted the Preface of my book, *Work Hard, Be Hard...*, which provides an insider's perspective and accompanying analysis of the KIPP Model charter school phenomenon that has been responsible for the most profitable educational eugenics program in American history. In the coming weeks I will be posting chapters from the book. Today I offer the Introduction and Chapter 1. If you are considering a job ... more »

Is The Fight Against The Taliban Going Better Than Expected?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *The fight against the Taliban is going better than expected* KABUL — U.S. and Afghan forces are accelerating plans to decapitate the Taliban insurgency, expanding a new offensive strategy that appears to be stumping the group’s efforts to make dramatic gains on the battlefield. After 15 years of war and several failed attempts to reach a negotiated peace deal, the dynamics of the conflict changed in the spring, when President Obama for the first time ordered a U.S. airstrike to kill the Taliban leader in Pakistan. Over the past four months, Afghan special forc... more »

China Warns That Freedom Of Navigation Patrols In the South China Sea Could End 'In Disaster'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Commander of the Chinese navy, Admiral Wu Shengli (L) introduces his officers to U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson (2nd, L) during a welcome ceremony held at the Chinese Navy Headquarters in Beijing, China, July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Ng Han Guan/Pool *Reuters:* *China admiral warns freedom of navigation patrols could end 'in disaster'* Freedom of navigation patrols carried out by foreign navies in the South China Sea could end "in disaster", a senior Chinese admiral has said, a warning to the United States after last week's ruling against Beijing's claims in the a... more »

Social Media Companies Moved Quickly To Suppress Islamic Extremist Celebrations of The Nice Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Reuters *Reuters*: *Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack* Twitter Inc moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France, watchdog groups said on Friday, in a rare round of praise for a platform that has often struggled to contain violent propaganda. A spate of violence over the past several months has posed numerous challenges to social media companies. Friday's unsuccessful military coup in Turkey was marked first by restrictions on social media, internet monitoring groups said, but the crackdown appeare... more »

French Leaders Booed At Memorial Service To Victims Killed At Nice

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (centre) standing at the Monument du Centenaire during a minute's silence for the Nice terror attack victims Reuters *The Independent*: *Nice terror attack: Manuel Valls booed at memorial service to victims on Promenade des Anglais* *Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed 84 people in the third terror attack to hit France in 18 months.* French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has been booed at memorial service to remember the victims of the Nice terror attack. Mr Valls was booed as he went to sign the book of condolence at the memorial service on the Prom... more »

A Case Is Made For Why Pakistan Is Not An Ally In The War Against Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
President Obama's Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan. YouTube *Long War Journal*: *Pakistan: Friend or Foe in the Fight Against Terrorism?* *Editor’s note: Below is Bill Roggio’s testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. A PDF of the testimony, with footnotes, can be downloaded here.* Chairman Poe and Chairman Salmon, Ranking Members Keating and Sherman, and other members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me here today to speak abou... more »

U.S. Courts Order The U.S. Navy To Lower Navy Sonar Levels To Protect Whales

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Dolphins swim in advance of Virginia-class attack submarine PCU Minnesota. U.S. NAVY PHOTO COURTESY OF HUNTINGTON INGALLS INDUSTRIES *SFGate:* *U.S. ordered to lower Navy sonar levels to protect whales* U.S. officials have wrongly allowed the Navy to use sonar at levels that could harm whales and other marine mammals in the world’s oceans, a federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled. The decision Friday by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would scale back the Navy’s use of low-frequency sonar in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans and the Mediterranean Sea under a... more »

The X-47B Will Now Be Called The MQ-25A Stingray

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in 2013. US Navy Photo *USNI News*:* It’s Official: ‘MQ-25A Stingray’ U.S. Navy’s Name For First Carrier UAV* After months of deliberation, the name and designation of the Navy’s first carrier unmanned aerial vehicle are now official: MQ-25A Stingray, service officials told USNI News this week. Approved following a lengthy U.S. Air Force Material Command process for not only for the official “designation” (MQ-25A) but also the “popular name” (Stingray), the ser... more »

The U.S. Needs A New South China Sea Strategy To Counter China's Use Of Its Economic Strength To Influence Its Neighbours

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A ship of the Chinese Coast Guard near a ship of the Vietnam Marine Guard (bottom) in the South China Sea, about 130 miles off shore of Vietnam, May 14, 2014. NGUYEN MINH/REUTERS *Jennifer Harris, Newsweek*: *U.S. Needs New South China Sea Strategy To Contain Beijing* On Tuesday, the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration issued its final ruling in a landmark case between the Philippines and China over disputed maritime claims in the South China Sea. The object of intense global interest, the three-year-old case has come to serve as a bellwether for the kind of rising power... more »

Augmented Reality

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Augmented reality has the world playing pokeman go but walking so asleep into traffic that remains fatal in the real world Still its a wonderful thing for a globe to shake mostly like a united earthquake and likely realize we are all samuri and our swords work better sheathed or pixalized at least Imagine if you will in the age of pen and quill conductucting great wars on unknown geography when the chain of command worked on a six to seven month timeline at best still the English conquered the world will bright red vests that made perfect targets and this was the message you can shoot u... more »

Augmented reality may replace the spoken word like writing

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 14 hours ago
Augmented reality has the world playing pokeman go but walking so asleep into traffic that remains fatal in the real world Still its a wonderful thing for a globe to shake mostly like a united earthquake and likely realize we are all samuri and our swords work better sheathed or pixalized at least Imagine if you will in the age of pen and quill conductucting great wars on unknown geography when the chain of command worked on a six to seven month timeline at best still the English conquered the world will bright red vests that made perfect targets and this was the message you can shoot u... more »

Incompetence watch: Grossly incompetent all the way down!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016Who but the New York Times does this:* The foppishness of the New York Times is its defining characteristic. For roughly a million groaning examples, see yesterday's Sunday edition. (We'll suggest you start with this. Trust us—it's worse than you'll see. Embarrassing facts have gone AWOL.) After we marvel at the foppishness, we move to the famous newspaper's endless incompetence. Consider the bungled graphic which accompanies Charles Blow's new column today. The column itself is empty enough. Blow's graphic is groaningly bungled. "How Voters See Trump," the ...more »

Gunman ‘Was Seeking Out,’ Ambushed 6 Baton Rouge Officers

MIKE KUNZELMAN and MELINDA DESLATTE at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Police Shot-Baton Rou_perr (2)__1468847303_71.164.139.145] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition ambushed police in Baton Rouge, shooting and killing three law enforcement officers less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police... more »

Poll Shows Opposition to Border Wall, Support for Modified Trump Muslim Plan

EMILY SWANSON & VIVIAN SALAMA at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: AP Poll Campaign 2016_perr (1)__1468846311_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans reject Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and his support for deporting those in the country illegally. But they’re divided on the presumptive Republican nominee’s proposed temporary ban... more »

Journal taking second look at paper on campus rape

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A journal is reviewing a paper about trends in rape at U.S. colleges after the author realized a mistake. Although the journal Violence and Gender hasn’t issued any editorial notice about the paper, Inside Higher Ed published a correction July 14 to its original news story about the topic. “Dangerous Colleges: Associations Between School-Level Factors and the Risk […] The post Journal taking second look at paper on campus rape appeared first on Retraction Watch.

This Turkey should not fly!

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 15 hours ago
Not a false flag, a whole damm parade. complete with a flyby. Crickets from the so called civilized world. Danger Danger Will Robinson.

Despite Trumped Up Claims, RNC 2016 Security Similar to Past Years

Phillip Stucky at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: RNC_Riot_Cops_2820973695_o_St_Paul_2008] Liberal commentators and protest groups claim police preparations for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio border on the militaristic, but those claims are unfounded. Liberal media outlet Mother Jones published an article in July outlining the steps Cleveland police are taking to ensure... more »

EU, US to Turkey: No Excuse to Break Democratic Traditions

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Turkey Military Coup_perr (2)__1468843528_71.164.139.145] BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union and the United States expressed alarm Monday with Turkey’s response to a failed coup, telling the NATO member and EU aspirant that it must uphold democracy and human rights as it pursues the military... more »

Trump Loves The Poorly Educated Because Many Of Them Don't Know What "Prevaricate" Means

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
At this point, anyone not proceeding from the absolute certainty that Trump is a fraud and a con artist has to have his or her credibility questioned. The attempt by the Republican establishment and then the mainstream media to "normalize" Trump and Trumpism is breathtaking and frightening on an Orwellian level of social dysfunction. Last month, when Trump and his spawn were caught red-handed breaking the law by blatantly soliciting funds from foreigners, the FEC winked and odded and refused to proceed with charges against them. It turned out that Trump took that as a green light t... more »

John Kerry: Despite Brexit, EU-US Ties Remain ‘Unbreakable’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
John Kerry has said that the United States and the European Union will continue their “unbreakable” partnership in the light of Britain’s departure from the bloc and the security challenges that face Europe. During a joint press conference on Monday with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels, the US Secretary of State said that Washington was working with the EU and UK to arrange “the smoothest possible transition” for Britain’s exit from the EU. Kerry said EU-US trade deal could soften any damage caused by Brexit. Press TV reports: He said the Brexit decision has ... more »

Pakistani Model’s Brother Says He Killed Her For ‘Honor’

ASIM TANVEER and ZARAR KHAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Pakistan Model Killed_perr__1468842432_71.164.139.145] MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- The brother of slain Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch on Sunday confessed to strangling her for “family honor” because she posted “shameful” pictures on Facebook. Baloch, who had become a social media celebrity in recent months, stirred controversy by... more »

This Turkey should not fly

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Not a false flag, a whole damm parade. complete with a flyby. Crickets from the so called civilized world. Danger Danger Will Robinson.

Slain Baton Rouge Officer’s Emotional Facebook Post Goes Viral

MELINDA DESLATTE & CAIN BURDEAU at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Police Shot-Baton Rou_perr (1)__1468841576_71.164.139.145] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Just days before he was shot and killed, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was “physically and emotionally” tired and expressing how difficult it was to be both a... more »

123,000 Venezuelans Cross Border Shopping For Scarce Food

HANNAH DREIER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Venezuela Colombia Bo_perr__1468840498_71.164.139.145] SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela (AP) -- More than 100,000 Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed into Colombia over the weekend to hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at home. It... more »

EU Warns Turkey Not To Reinstate Death Penalty

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Taiyp Erdogan has been warned not to use the failed coup in Turkey as a “blank cheque” to bypass democratic principles. If Turkey decides to reinstate the death penalty it would end EU accession talks, a German government spokesman has said. “Introduction of death penalty would mean immediate suspension of accession talks” Steffen Seibert said on Monday. The EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini has also warned that no country that has capital punishment can become a member of the EU. RT reports: Turkey is part of the Council of Europe and is bound by th... more »

Yogurt Berry Cones

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
Late last year I was diagnosed with a chronic condition. The condition while treatable requires a lot of lifestyle changes. It wasn't too much of a problem until summer hit. The kids would beg for ice cream and I didn't want to buy it because it was a temptation to me. My husband came up with this idea. They are absolutely amazing. They are every bit as satisfying as a ice cream cone and much much better for you. You will need: - Waffle Cones - Berries - Strawberry Yogurt - a Spoon In an effort to cut sugar, I tried these with plain yogurt. They are much better... more »

Hundreds Urge End to Gang Violence at Rapper’s Summit

CHRISTOPHER WEBER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, middle, holds hands with The Game, left, and Nation of Islam minister Tony Mohammed, right, wearing a bow tie, and other community leaders during "Time To Unite: United Hoods + Gangs Nation," a community summit organized by rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg, in South Los Angeles with local gang members to discuss ways to curb violence, at the Church of Scientology Community Center, Sunday, July 17, 2016.] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rapper The Game said he was moved to call together gang members for an anti-violence summit Sunday after the recent ... more »

Turkish F-16s Patrol Skies Days After Failed Coup

SUZAN FRASER & DOMINIQUE SOGUEL at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Turkey Military Coup_perr (1)__1468839375_71.164.139.145] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Warplanes patrolled Turkey’s skies days after a failed coup, officials said Monday, in a sign that authorities feared that the threat against the government was not yet over. A senior official said F-16 jets guarded the Turkish airspace... more »

Main Suspect In Turkey Coup Served As Military Attaché To Israel

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The suspected mastermind behind the attempted coup against the Turkish government had formerly served as a military attaché to Israel, according to reports. General Akin Öztürk, who was also the former commander of Turkey’s air force, was arrested on Saturday along with at least five other generals in connection to the failed coup on Friday night. Press TV reports: From 1998 to 2000, Öztürk served in Turkey’s Tel Aviv embassy and later went on to serve as the air force commander until he stepped down last year. He retained his seat in Turkey’s Supreme Military Council. Turkey has an...more »

James Robison, Bishop E.W. Jackson on the Need for the Church to Step Up and Speak Up

James Robison at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Robison and Jackson] Robison: I don't endorse candidates or parties. I endorse principles to all candidates and all parties. As a representative of the Lord Jesus Christ, that's what I'm going to proclaim to the end of the ages. I feel like your... more »

Baton Rouge Police Killer: A Former Marine From Kansas City

HOLBROOK MOHR, MIKE KUNZELMAN & JIM SUHR at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Police Shot-Baton Rou_perr__1468838656_71.164.139.145] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The man who killed two police officers and a sheriff’s deputy in Baton Rouge was a former Marine sergeant who served in Iraq and had no known ties to any extremist groups. Gavin Eugene Long,... more »

Free Download, Hermann Hesse, "Siddhartha"; "Watching And Listening..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
“O how incomprehensible everything was, and actually sad, although it was beautiful. One knew nothing. One lived and ran about the earth and rode through forests, and certain things looked so challenging and promising and nostalgic: a star in the evening, a blue harebell, a reed-green pond, the eye of a person or a cow. And sometimes it seemed that something never seen yet long desired was about to happen, that a veil would drop from it all, but then it passed, nothing happened, the riddle remained unsolved, the secret spell unbroken, and in the end one grew old and looked cunning..... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Tanabata Moon”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
2002, “Tanabata Moon” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yINEvxTcyw

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
“The 16th century Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew had plenty of time to study the southern sky during the first circumnavigation of planet Earth. As a result, two fuzzy cloud-like objects easily visible to southern hemisphere skygazers are known as the Clouds of Magellan, now understood to be satellite galaxies of our much larger, spiral Milky Way galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* About 160,000 light-years distant in the constellation Dorado, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is seen here in a remarkably deep, colorful, image. Spanning about 15,000 light-yea... more »

The Poet: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "What If You Slept"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"What If You Slept"* "What if you slept, And what if In your sleep You dreamed, And what if In your dream You went to heaven And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower, And what if When you awoke You had that flower in your hand... Ah, what then?" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what...more »

Chet Raymo, "Why We Need Poets"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Why We Need Poets"* by Chet Raymo "The other evening the poet Jane Hirshfield referred in a poem to the number of atoms it takes to make a butterfly. Ten to the 24th power, I think she said. I thought I'd check it out. A typical butterfly might weigh about half a gram. The exact ratio of elements I don't know, but mostly hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. Let's assume an atomic weight of ten for a typical atom; that is, an atom with ten nuclear particles (Hydrogen=1, carbon= 12, oxygen=16, and so on). A proton or neutron has a weight of about 1.6 X 10-24 grams. About 3 X 1022 atoms in ... more »

"Litany Against Fear"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." - Frank Herbert, "Dune", "Litany Against Fear"

Greg Hunter, "Catherine Austin Fitts-The Debt Game Is Over"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Catherine Austin Fitts-The Debt Game Is Over"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Financial expert and former Assistant Secretary of Housing, Catherine Austin Fitts, says the U.S. government’s actions with Hillary Clinton means it is more lawless than ever. Fitts explains, “The entire country now looks like Arkansas, we’ve all turned into Mena, Arkansas, now. It’s pretty tragic. I have watched for two decades while 80% of the federal budget and federal credit has been run outside the Constitution and the laws related to financial management. I have never seen anything as blatant an... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Brno, Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic. Thanks for stopping by!

"A Multitude Of Causes..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor." - William Wordsworth, *1770-1850* Note the dates...

"Addicted to Nonsense"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"Addicted to Nonsense" By Chris Hedges "The chatter that passes for news, the gossip that is peddled by the windbags on the airwaves, the noise that drowns out rational discourse, and the timidity and cowardice of what is left of the newspaper industry reflect our flight into collective insanity. We stand on the cusp of one of the most seismic and disturbing dislocations in human history, one that is radically reconfiguring our economy as it is the environment, and our obsessions revolve around the trivial and the absurd. What really matters in our lives—the wars, in Iraq, Afghanis... more »

After Dallas  (Men Who Sold the World)  Occupy Lives  (29 Pages Released)  Why BR Exited  (Financial Crisis Costs Overcharged Taxpayers, Stole their Retirements and Vastly Overpaid Banksters)  FEC Fines Kochs  (Finally Reining In Robber Barons?)

After Dallas, Too Many Empty Words Were Spoken Meet the Men Who Sold the World Occupy is alive and doing good during the 2016 Conventions. Also well. 29 Pages Revealed: Corruption, Crime and Cover-up Of 9/11I know summer is a busy time. I know that next week is the Republican Convention. I know that Congress is out of session for two months. And I know that ISIS attacks continue in Nice,

Magicians of the Gods: Graham Hancock on Humanity’s True Origins

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Graham has been following many of the same paths that we are on and here we see an important insight. That ayahuasca allows communion with it's spirit body which will surely encompass all ayahausca plants. Mother ayahausca may also provide an access to communing with other plant spirits as well such as the green man associated with Oak forests. This frontier remains totally unexplored. He has picked up on some of the significance of what i describe as the Pleistocene Nonconformity of 12900 BP. My take on the consequences of that event is that prior we had a global human ... more »

2,000-Year-Old Lost City of Rhapta

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Photographs of some of the square and rectangular blocks that were found off Mafia Island in Tanzania.] The full extent of Roman interests have largely been lost and a discovery such as this is hugely important. The sailing distance was huge and needed to be supported by a compelling trade story. That a predominantly Roman city sprung up is still surprising.The potential for Roman trade into Mesoamerica has also never been truly disproved and certainly we know that trade did continue after 1159 BC through the Roman collapse in Western Europe. After that it likely ... more »

Three Nuclear Disasters are Now Unfolding Inside the US

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Disturbing of course. The lack of attention is more disturbing as this is not a problem type that improves with age. In the meantime we refuse to establish a working protocol able to mop up all potential problems. Mere encapsulation can do a lot. Grinding and concentration is surely useful and other methods of mining beneficiation all must lend themselves controlling the problem. Once a charge is produced, it is no trick introducing it into a molten slag to produce bricks. These bricks can then be embedded in a larger brick of the same material to isolate the radioactives. ... more »

NASA hacker: I found Evidence America has Deep Space Warships

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
. As I have been posting, we have now a clear story line that is dependent on only one piece of technology and that is gravity control. Actual discovery by way of tech transfer came in the early fifties and was rediscovered by the work of my associate working on Tesla's power 'modulator'. The modulator produces radiation at a specific wavelength sufficient to flood operational circuits and wave-guides. We observed a significant change in weight. Understanding the inevitability of discovery, it follows that that discovery has been hidden in the Military Security Apparatus ev... more »

Daniel Schaeffer “Why China Wants the South China Sea For Itself Alone”

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "South China Sea: The French Are Coming" By Yo-Jung Chen, The Diplomat, July 14, 2016:* China’s aggressive territorial push in the South China Sea has resulted in turning this busy international trade route into one of the most volatile spots in the world. The U.S.-led international efforts to defend the freedom of navigation guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), aiming at preventing the entire South China Sea from becoming an exclusive Chinese lake, has just received a powerful boost in the form of the July 12 ruling of The Hague-based... more »

Turkey Is Descending Into Chaos, As Government-Sponsored Attacks On Minority Neighbourhoods Continue For Second Day

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*Erdogan shamelessly fed conscripts to his rabid dogs.* The rule of law does not exist in Turkey. And the stability that once existed is also gone. After Erdogan pulled off his power move and succeeded, even getting backing from international powers, the country is fast descending into chaos. The fascist Islamists are on the rise as they appear to be taking the gloves off against minorities, opposition parties, and anyone who does not bow to Erdogan. Members of Erdogan's Islamist party, the AKP, and the pro-Erdogan police force are attacking Alevi and Kurdish neighbourhoods for ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Florida National Guard Special Forces Conduct an Exercise

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Helicopter Jump] Special Forces soldiers with the Florida National Guard conduct an exercise at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Florida, on July 13, 2016. Thank you to these warriors for serving our nation!

Failed Turkey Coup Revealed As False Flag Operation

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The failed Turkey coup was the most obvious and transparent false flag since Hitler had the Reichstag burnt down, framed his enemies, then suspended civil liberties and seized absolute control over Germany. Erdogan, often called Little Hitler due to his political tactics, has copied his master one more time. With the backing of Western governments and the support of mainstream media, he has fooled the world, purged all remaining opposition figures in the country, and further strengthened his authoritarian grip over Turkey. This wasn’t an attempted coup, this was political cleansing.... more »

Former Clinton Associate Exposes Fake News Agenda

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A former Clinton associate and political consultant says that most mainstream media news programs are full of fake stories and government sponsored propaganda. Naomi Wolf told an audience that Americans are beginning to wise up to the fact that most of what they see on the news is, in fact, fake. “As a journalist, to say these words, I can’t tell you with what a heavy heart I say them, but we’ve entered an era in which it is not crazy to assess news events to see if they’re real or not real, in the United States, as well as overseas, and if fact, it’s kind of crazy not to.” Thelast... more »

White House Refuse To Label Black Lives Matter As ‘Terrorists’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The White House have officially responded to an online petition asking for the government to recognise Black Lives Matter as a terrorist organisation. After days of violence and racial tensions across the U.S., the White House have refused to recognise BLM are a terror group, despite the fact that other countries such as Russia have officially put them on their terror watch list. Cbsnews.com reports: “Terrorism is defined as ‘the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims,'” read the “We The People” petition, created July 6 on the White House website. “This defin... more »

ISIS Warned Of Nice Truck Attack In 2014

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A chilling 2014 video has surfaced in which ISIS forewarns viewers about the Nice attacks that rocked France last week. Following the attacks, various ISIS affiliated Twitter accounts have claimed the attacks were retribution. Anonhq.com reports: However, what mainstream media have neglected to tell you is that a warning in 2014 was given out in the form of a video, calling for people to run the French down with their cars. In hindsight, the video is a chilling demonstration of ISIS’ intentions, as French passports are burned by French ISIS militants. An #ISIS Twitter account is li... more »

Foreign Minister Says Turkish Coup Was Plot To Damage Russia-Turkey Ties

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The Serbian foreign minister has claimed that the attempted Coup in Turkey last week was masterminded by forces attempting to destroy relations between Russia and Turkey. Ivica Dacic has condemned Friday’s coup attempt, saying that the violent ‘uprising’ had no chance of bringing anything good to Turkish citizens. Sputniknews.com reports: “I am sure that the coup [in Turkey] has a lot of influences from the outside…. It is now clear that the Russian plane was taken down by the pilot who belonged to the same group as those behind the coup, and now that Turkey renewed its ties with R... more »

Fox News ‘Terror Expert’ Exposed As Fraud, Sent To Prison

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A Fox News expert has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for fraudulently pretending to be a “terror expert”. According to a U.S. District Attorney’s Office Statement, Wayne Shelby Simmons of Annapolis, Maryland, was sentenced due to misrepresenting himself to the American public. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: “Wayne Simmons is a fraud,” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Maryland, Dana Boente, flatly stated. “Simmons has no military or intelligence background, or any skills relevant to the positions he attained through his fraud.” U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III ... more »

UFO Photographed Above World Trade Center Ground Zero

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A man from New York has taken photographs of what appears to be a UFO floating directly above the World Trade Center Ground Zero building. The picture has caused a flurry of conspiracy theories relating to UFO’s and disclosure. Express.co.uk reports: The unnamed man has filed a report with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), the world’s biggest organisation dedicated to alien investigation, for further analysis. In a report to MUFON, he said: “We were visiting WTC Ground Zero with my wife. “I was capturing continuously, without focusing, a specific object. “I captured many photos. “In ... more »

Microbes: The New Environmental Solution To Chemtrails

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A geoengineering expert has discovered that microbes – one of the oldest forms of life – may hold the key in defeating the systematic spraying of chemtrails in our skies. Microbes are able to consume and neutralize toxins, such as chemtrails, that have been dumped onto the world. Activistpost.com reports: As the chemtrail spray proliferates, so will the microbes which feast on it. This may also happen by acts of man. We can produce and disperse beneficial microbes in a concerted effort to remediate our environment. However it happens, the best case scenario is that the spraying be ... more »

"Shanghai maths" U-turn: 50% of British schools to adopt a rote learning method

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
In December 2014, I was terrified by the "progressive" opinions about the education of mathematics that were spreading in the Czech school system and I wrote a few critiques in English and Czech (the latter is still the "newest" post on my Czech blog, attracting some interactions). Mr Hejný, a pensioner who used to be basically innumerate, was suddenly embraced as a teaching guru by lots of "progressive" teachers. He says that the children don't have to be forced to adopt any idea – every kid will rediscover everything about mathematics he or she needs (which is utterly ludicrous, o... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
By and large, the military thinks Trump and Clinton are total losers https://t.co/nxF6fOVJbE — ArmyTimes (@ArmyTimes) July 17, 2016

Is President Obama’s Whac-A-Mole Strategy Working?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Fareed Zakaria, Gazette-Mail/Washington Post:* *Obama’s Whac-A-Mole strategy* NEW YORK — It has become conventional wisdom to note that Barack Obama has failed in his efforts to extricate America from military conflicts in the Middle East. Having promised to end these wars, he has, in the past year, expanded American interventions in Iraq, Syria and other countries. The troop drawdown in Afghanistan has slowed to a trickle. “Obama’s legacy,” says Gene Healy of the Cato Institute, is clear — “endless war.” The New York Times’ Mark Landler noted in May that Obama had just “passed ... more »

U.S. Defence Department To Blanket Earth With Surveillance Tech

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
One of the largest U.S. defense contractors, Lockheed Martin, is working on the world’s biggest surveillance system that will soon orbit the Earth. Lockheed Martin, working in tandem with commercial space imagery vendor DigitalGlobe, are making the necessary preparations for a next-generation global imaging satellite called DigitalGlobe WorldView-4. Zengardner.com reports: If all remains according to plan, the new satellite will be launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base as early as September 15, 2016. While Google rightly takes heat for its government connections, public... more »

Quote of the Day: On scapegoats and alleged evil-doers

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
*“The fallacy of characterising social problems as questions of evil-intentioned culprits who are identifiable and, hence, punishable, is a common mistake unfortunately not restricted to the housing crisis.”* ~ Thomas Hazlett in his article ‘Rent Controls & the Housing Crisis’ . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

What You Can Do to Improve Race Relations

George Yancey at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Black-White Handshake - 900] Last week I talked about the lack of communication that troubles race relations in our society. But I did not have the space to be as specific as I wanted to be. So here I intend on being more specific... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
People cross over the Simon Bolivar international bridge to Colombia to take advantage of the temporary border opening in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez

Defense Makers Race To Innovate And Make Existing Weapon Platforms Even More Deadlier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
At the 2016 Farnborough Air Show, Sikorsky showed off a new upgrade to its popular Black Hawk helicopter with side weapons pylons and a chin sensor turret. MARCUS WEISGERBER / DEFENSE ONE *Defense One:* *Flexible Flyers: Companies Race to Equip Warplanes for Quick Modification* *With innovation a new strategic imperative, aircraft builders are making it easier for planes to accept hardware and software improvements.* FARNBOROUGH, England — Pentagon leaders have long lamented insurgents’ ability to produce new weapons and tactics faster than the U.S. military could react. Now defen...more »

UK Parliament To Vote On Renewing The Country's Nuclear Deterrent

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A nuclear submarine is seen at the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane, Scotland, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/RUSSELL CHEYNE *ABC News Online:* *Trident: British MPs to vote on renewing Scotland-based nuclear-armed submarine fleet* British MPs are set to vote on whether to renew Britain's nuclear deterrent, a key decision for Western security policy, which partly hinges on Britain as one of western Europe's only two nuclear powers. The Conservative- majority parliament is likely to approve renewing the Scottish-based nuclear-armed Trident submarines, despite opposition from the Sc... more »

Over 100,000 Venezuelans Cross Into Colombia To Buy Food And Medicine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Thousands Of Venezuelans Cross Into Colombia In Search Of Food And Medicine* *Venezuela’s economic crisis has left shortages of basic necessities.* Thousands of Venezuelans streamed into neighboring Colombia on Sunday to take advantage of a temporary opening of the border to buy food and medicine unavailable at home in their country's collapsing economy. Socialist President Nicolas Maduro shut the border last year in an effort to crack down on smuggling of subsidized products. Venezuela's product shortages have since worsened, creating further incentives to buy goods i...more »

More Details Emerge On What Turkey's Coup Leaders Were Planning To Do

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Turkish military stands guard near the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/MURAD SEZER *Middle East Eye: **Three helicopters sent to 'kill or capture' Erdogan at hotel during coup, leaks say* Turkish daily, Al-Jazeera disclosures expose Erdogan assassination attempt, inner workings of coup Information leaked to both Turkish daily Hurriyet and Al-Jazeera on Sunday confirmed an attempt to kill or capture Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and unveiled further details about the inner workings of the attempted coup. Hurriyet reported that First Army Commander Umit Dundar... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry Blames Congress For Not Supporting More Troops On The Ground In The War Against ISIS

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Times:* *John Kerry blames Congress for not doing more to help President Obama fight ISIS* Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Sunday that Obama administration officials are doing “everything in our power” to fight terrorism, and blamed Congress for failing to support more troops on the ground. “[W]e are doing everything in our power to put additional pressure on them [the Islamic State], and I believe their days are numbered,” said Mr. Kerry on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Asked by CNN anchor Jake Tapper if administration officials are really “doing everything you c... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Islamic State Is On The Run. Rejects Claims That The U.S. Was Involved In The Attempted Coup In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Kerry: ISIS 'is on the run' despite recent terror attacks* (CNN)Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Sunday that a recent spate of terrorist attacks reflects that ISIS is "on the run" in Iraq and Syria. Kerry downplayed attacks like the shooting at an Orlando nightclub, a driver's rampage through a crowd in Nice and the Istanbul airport attack, saying they don't reflect the strength of the group in its home bases. Those attacks are "the desperate actions of an enemy that sees the noose closing around them," he told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." *Read more *..... more »

Is Russia The Real Winner From The Failed Coup In Turkey?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip attends a funeral service for victims of the thwarted coup in Istanbul at Fatih mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis *John Bradley, Daily Mail:* *The real winners? ISIS and Putin: JOHN R BRADLEY warns the new turmoil in Turkey is worrying for a country in the crosshairs of the current wave of region-wide civil wars * Following this botched coup attempt, it would be foolishly premature for the rest of the world to breathe a sigh of relief. For the relative calm that has settled on the streets of Turkey is likely to g... more »

The War Against The Islamic State Continues As The Impact Of The Failed Coup In Turkey Recedes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Roy Gutman, Daily Beast:* *Turkey’s Coup Won’t Stop ISIS War* *With massive popular support — and mass arrests — Turkey’s president emerges stronger than ever. Relations with Washington are tense, but the ISIS war looks set to go on.* ISTANBUL—Buoyed by a wave of popular support after suppressing a calamitous coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has begun a major purge of the military and the judiciary. He’s also picked a fight with the U.S. over his onetime ally and now political nemesis, Fethullah Gülen, who’s living in Pennsylvania. Erdogan portrays Gülen, who ...more »

US Rejects Asylum Request From Incirlik Base Turkish Commander

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Sabah*: *US rejects asylum to Incirlik base commander detained for complicity in failed coup attempt* The commander of the Incirlik airbase arrested for plotting the failed military coup in Turkey has sought asylum from the United States but was denied, the New York Times reported Sunday. According to the report, General Bekir Ercan Van approached American officials seeking asylum but was refused, a person with knowledge of the matter who spoke anonymously because of the sensitive nature of the subject said. Air force brigadier general Bekir Ercan Van was detained at the k... more »

Turkish Rebel Fighter Jets Had Erdogan's Plane In Their Sights But They Choose To Not Fire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to the crowd following a funeral service for a victim of the thwarted coup in Istanbul, Turkey, July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis *Reuters:* *At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights* At the height of the attempt to overthrow Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the rebel pilots of two F-16 fighter jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights. And yet he was able to fly on. The Turkish leader was returning to Istanbul from a holiday near the coastal resort of Marmaris after a faction in the milita... more »

Daiichi Fogged In? Second Post

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
I have to post these images of the unit 4 view separately because my capacity to include images in each post is limited. Here is the Unit 4 view at 1:37 AM July 18, 2016: Here is the Unit 4 view at 3:39 AM July 18, 2016: TBS view is becoming obscured at 3:54 AM:

Emissions Really Picking Up at Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Emissions have really picked up, but its not raining at Daiichi. Here is the unit 1 view at 12:35 AM July 18, 2016: Here is the unit 1 view at 3:40 AM July 18, 2016: The TBS view was taken at 3:40 AM also. See how smoggy it looks: I wonder if the earthquake (I reported on earlier this morning) is responsible for the increased emissions?

If The DCCC Continues Boycotting Progressives And Sabotaging Their Campaigns, Why Play Along With "Party Unity?"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
On April 26, Pennsylvania held their presidential and congressional primaries. One of the hottest Democratic primaries was in the extreme southeast of the state, PA-07-- parts of Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Berks counties, Joe Sestak's old district, currently held by 3-term, garden variety Republican Pat Meehan. Early in the cycle, the DCCC identified it as a must-win district if the Democrats were to stand any chance whatsoever of taking back the House *this decade*. Obama had beaten McCain there in 2008-- 53-46%-- and Joe Sestak had defeated entrenched GOP incumbent, Curt ... more »

Eye in the Sky

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
A taunt thriller about a drone flight whose mission turns from capture to kill. A very philisopical outing where just like the war on terror winning is hard to quantify but the forumla for collateral damage is well defined. Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren star in Gavin Hood’s nail-biting thriller that explores the ethics of drone strikes Gavin Hood did a predator like job of directing this movie that at times came close to the ministry of silly walks, but in the end real horror. His nice body of work includes X-Men Wolverine and Enders Game. Arron Paul and Kim Engelbrecht play the... more »

Economist turns in another laffer, ATM thieves caught + links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*A lovely butterfly from a recent trip* The police captured the fugitives allegedly involved in NT$83 million heist from ATMs recently. According to local news reports, one of the men was in Dong-ao having a meal at a local restaurant when an off duty policeman came into the restaurant and spotted him. Apparently the majority, though not entirety, of the money has been recovered. Good news! The Economist turns in another of its uniformly crappy articles on Taiwan, this one on Kawaii culture... The craze is about more than infantile consumerism: Hello Kitty has become an unlikely t... more »

Film Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
"I guess he's going to Queens - he's going to be the third scariest thing on that train." I'm not certain why but the reboot of *Ghostbusters* is a bit of a target for people who like using terms like "feminist SJW". So I'll air my own prejudices - I'm probably what most people who hate "social justice warriors" would consider a "social justice warrior". With that out of the way, how was the film? I'll put it in the category of a lot of fun but not a masterpiece. It has some tough competition - the 1984 *Ghostbusters *is a comic masterpiece and it is difficult to conceive of a pi... more »

Ally's Family in Turkey is Safe! Good news. Breaking News Updates!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
I'm working on a monstrosity of a post- Hopefully I'll have some of it up tomorrow? Since it didn't work out so much for today. And Ally updated us on the well being of family members living in Turkey; they are scared but safe as clashes continue in Ankara PennyJuly 16, 2016 at 9:10 AM Ally: How's your family doing? Replies 1. AllyJuly 17, 2016 at 2:48 PM Hi Penny, I have been panicking for a few days.* My family in Istanbul and Ankara are afraid to come out of their homes. My Diyarbakir family are holidaying in Istanbul.* *Ankara is still seeing some cla... more »

Trailer for KILLING ED

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Trailer for KILLING ED from Visual Truth Projects on Vimeo. Trailer for the feature-length documentary, KILLING ED, about charter schools, corruption and the rise of the Gülen Movement in America.

Islamic State’s Highway of Death In Iraq’s Anbar

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 1 day ago
At the end of June 2016 just as the battle for Fallujah had concluded a huge group of Islamic State fighters and their families tried to make a break out. Over 700 vehicles might have taken part. This was quickly discovered by the Iraqis and U.S.-led Coalition, which set about destroying it over two days. That was about all that was agreed upon as the Iraqis and Americans gave different accounts of what happened and who was responsible. The initial reports of the attack upon the Islamic State convoy in Anbar were a bit confused and excluded any involvement of the U.S.-led Coalitio... more »

Washington Pretends that Nothing Important is Going On

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
UPDATE: Monday, July 18, 2016 - *RT is reporting that Turkish Investigators have entered the facilities at Incirlik Air Base where the US nuclear weapons are stored. The power is still shut off but US is using generators.* *- This morning a gunman stormed the Deputy Mayor of Istanbul's office and shot him in the head...causing critical injuries. It is not known whether this is connected to the failed coup.* *- The Internet is rife with propaganda and disinformation as to the cause of the Turkish coup...as the coupmeisters attempt to cover their tracks. Here's a version of events ... more »

With The Selection Of Mike Pence For VP, Republicans Have Now Checked All The Hate Boxes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*- by Noah* I knew this was coming. As the speculation as to which wackjob of the vast, seemingly infinite list of possible Republican running mates Herr Trumpf would consider for a running mate grew, the choice of Indiana Governor Mike Pence was all too obvious. Why? The answer is simple. Traditionally, candidates for president pick either a running mate from a state where that pick can help win that state, or, if not that, they pick a candidate who has a strong reputation in an area where the presidential candidate is a little lacking. In this case, Trump was demonstrably week ... more »

What is Happening to the Labour Party?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Or, to be more accurate, what's happening to politics in general? The times they are a changin', and things are happening so fast that it's difficult to keep up. This week we've had a new PM, the ruthless purging of the Cameroons, two Labour leadership challenges (including one as I write this), the drama of *that* NEC meeting, the draconian rules on voting eligibility, and two legal challenges. Compounding the sense of chaos were the horrors of Nice and the failed Turkish coup - both awful events that will reverberate for years to come. When there is too much happening and you hav... more »

Turkey, where the lines are now drawn

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: PhilMyth] In Turkey over the weekend there was a military coup against the democratically-elected leader. Naturally, there was a knee-jerk reaction around the west to oppose the coup, and uphold the democratically-elected leader. But in a country where the majority votes Islamist, this would be a mistake. In country likes this, democracy can beome almost wholly the lethal description of it: like three wolves and a sheep voting for dinner – with the Islamists ready to tuck in. Just another reason to support the checks and balances of a constitutional republic over the ... more »

NZ housing nearing a trillion in total ‘value.’ Does anyone have a pin?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
So, I just thought you’d like to know that “the runaway property boom has driven the combined value of all homes to over $900 billion for the first time, according to Reserve Bank figures.” That’s edging up ever closer to one-trillion dollars in paper value, more than four times the country’s measured GDP. This figure is up from “the end of December, [when] Reserve banks figures indicated New Zealand homes were worth a combined $873 billion.” That’s a six-percent year-on-year price inflation. And that’s on the back of an *eight-percent *increase year-on-year in mortgage len... more »

We will soon know if Apple is ordered to pay billions in EU state aid case

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 1 day ago
$19 billion? $8 billion? A few hundred million? Estimates are all over the map regarding the European Commission's imminent decision on whether Apple received illegal, unnotified state aid (subsidies) from Ireland. As I mentioned two years ago, two factors go into the Commission's claim: Ireland's creation of a corporate entity that is taxable nowhere, and the possibility that the company negotiated a tax rate far below the country's already-low 12.5% corporate income tax rate. As you may remember from earlier posts, if the Commission rules against Apple, the sanction it will impose... more »

The Developer Behind Latest Augmented Reality Craze

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
A company with a questionable pedigree, sporting the next step in technology already used to destabilize and destroy countries, has wrapped its latest creation in decidedly disarming cartoon characters. *July 18, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Pokemon Go, a location-based interactive augmented reality (AR) game, has been portrayed as a triumph for video game giant Nintendo. However, it is not entirely Nintendo's doing. Instead, the idea originated within and was developed by Google's internal startup, Niantic. Niantic, in turn, is headed by John Hanke, who before becoming a tech-... more »

China must be stopped I think

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
South China seas growing hot, no global warming pun. Now what if the Chinese demand US give Gitmo back? In the famous words of Al Swearengen, the leadership of the Peoples Republic are San Fancisico Cocksuckers. Thats not to say this is a common leadership trait. England and the US are well practiced in the art. However in the case of PeePee Island, China has urinated on the laws of the sea. UTUBE Cocksuckers

#Together2016 Brings Hundreds of Thousands to DC to Pray for America

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Together2016 - 900] The second annual Reset Movement rally in Washington drew hundreds of thousands for an event one person told The Stream was "unifying." "It was such a unifying event to be a part of," Catholic teacher Cristina Schardt said, "especially with...more »

Gulen, The CIA's Cleric

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
The CIA is a long-time supporter of Islamic extremism and continues to be the main sponsor of Jihadist terrorist groups like ISIS that have targeted innocent people in Western and Muslim countries. *An excerpt from, "BFP Exclusive- William Engdahl on Operation Gladio, Fethullah Gülen & One World Government" BFP, February 10, 2015:* This is not merely my view but that of very knowledgeable Turkish analysts and even the former Turkish MIT senior figure, Osman Nuri Gundes, former FBI Turkish-American translator Sibel Edmonds, and others have documented his deep links to very senior C... more »

Armed Rape Suspect In Custody After Taking Hostages At Burger King

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A rape suspect fleeing from the police took four people including a seven-year-old girl hostage at a Burger King restaurant in Baltimore on Sunday. The armed suspect was later taken into custody by Maryland State Police after barricading himself in the restaurant for a few hours with hostages including a 7-year-old girl and a 70-year-old woman. The rape suspect ran into the fast food restaurant with a gun after police identified him and his car and gave chase. The man was described as a “big… African American” by a witness and was a suspect wanted by police on rape charges. RT repor... more »

After Baton Rouge Police Ambush, Obama Urges Peace

Kevin Freking at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks about the Baton Rouge, La., shooting of police officers, Sunday, July 17, 2016, from the briefing room of the White House in Washington.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the nation’s heated presidential campaign. Obama said the motive behind Sunday’s... more »

After French Truck Attack, Cleveland Taking Further Precautions for Republican National Convention

Mark Gillispie at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A resident walks near a road closure on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Cleveland, in preparation for the Republican National Convention that starts Monday.] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland’s chief of police said Sunday barricades have been placed at key streets and intersections in the city’s downtown before the start of the Republican National Convention to thwart the type of terrorist attack that occurred in... more »

Congressman Did ‘Special Favors’ for Lobbyist Wife, Won’t Be Punished

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Handout Money Welfare - 900] The U.S. House Committee on Ethics announced Friday that it would not punish the chairman of another committee who gave his lobbyist wife inappropriate access to his staff and "special favors" in her lobbying efforts for animal rights. The Committee published a report... more »

Erdogan's Appetite For Absolute Power Grows With Every Bite As The New Islamic Caliphate Slouches Toward Istanbul To Be Born

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The leader of the terrorist group Hamas celebrated the death of the secular Turkish Republic and the birth of the new Islamic Caliphate centered in Istanbul by baking a cake for the bloodthirsty Caliph who staged his own coup to get even more power. * Could we be witnessing the second coming of the Ottoman Empire? Will the Muslim World's fanatical Islamists unite and terrorize their internal opponents into total submission? Steps have already been taken to reestablish Turkey as the center of the Sunni Muslim world. *An Islamic Interpol has been created, based out of Istanbul, to ... more »

Masked Gunman Kills 3 Police Officers In Baton Rouge

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A masked gunman dressed in black and wearing body armor has died in a shootout with police in Louisiana after killing three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning. According to the East Baton Parish Sheriff’s Office, two of the officers killed were from the Baton Rouge Police Department and one from East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. As many as seven officers were shot, some sustaining injuries. WWLTV reports: One suspect is dead, according to the sheriff’s office. Three officers were also injured — one East Baton Parish Sheriff’s deputy is in critical condition a... more »

Black lies matter, but White ones matter more

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Are there any historical examples of people getting along? Some would say today's Canada is the best example and I would second that but duplicating this history is impossible most of our tolerance and accommodation is built upon centuries of bad blood between the French and the English when I look back at relatively recent history the Holocaust, the Vietnam war, the slaughter of Chinese in Malaysia ;and Rawanda I find it hard to be optimistic about the situation in the USA today. Its clear there is no justice for the black man what we call carding up here is way worse down there th... more »

Black lies matter, but White ones matter more

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Are there any historical examples of people getting along? Some would say today's Canada is the best example and I would second that but duplicating this history is impossible most of our tolerance and accommodation is built upon centuries of bad blood between the French and the English when I look back at relatively recent history the Holocaust, the Vietnam war, the slaughter of Chinese in Malaysia and Rawanda I find it hard to be optimistic about the situation in the USA today. Its clear there is no justice for the black man what we call carding up here is way worse down there the jail... more »

Officials: France Truck Attacker May Have Become Radicalized; Three Arrested so Far

Colleen Barry & Angela Charlton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A police officer surveys people gathering around a floral tribute for the victims killed during a deadly attack, on the famed Boulevard des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Sunday, July 17, 2016. French authorities detained two more people Sunday in the investigation into the Bastille Day truck attack on the Mediterranean city of Nice that killed at least 84 people, as authorities try to determine whether the slain attacker was a committed religious extremist or just a very angry man.] NICE, France (AP) -- There is mounting evidence that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the Tunisi... more »

Convention Special: And not just for Trump supporters: a serious simple way to fight the perception of racism

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*DOONESBURY by G. B. Trudeau* [*Click to enlarge.*] *by Ken* It's one of those quirks of Modern Life: the way right-wing racists are so gosh-darned prickly about being called racists. You'd think the solution would be obvious: just stop being so fucking racist. But no, it turns out that these prickly souls aren't the least bit touchy about *being* racist, just about being *called* racist. Now officially, as Mark explains the Doonesbury "*NOT A RACIST!*" wristband above, the device is officially for the benefit of Trump convention delegates who are sensitive to being "labelled a... more »

Turkish Coup Pilots Had Erdogan’s Plane In Their Sight, Did Nothing

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Turkish coup remains a mystery as more information comes to light surrounding the failed coup attempt over the weekend. It remains to be seen if the Turkish coup was a serious attempt to overthrow the government or an orchestrated series of events which has led to the current crackdown on opposition in Turkey. On Friday night two rebel F-16s had President Erdogan’s business jet in their sights locked and loaded and yet allowed the plane to fly on, allowing the existing ruler returning back from his vacation to survive, negating the coup. According to Reuters it remains a mystery... more »

CMS in \(ZZ\) channel: a 3-4 sigma evidence in favor of a \(650\GeV\) boson

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Today, the CMS collaboration has revealed one of the strongest deviations from the Standard Model in quite some time in the paper Search for diboson resonances in the semileptonic \(X \to ZV \to \ell^+\ell^- q\bar q\) final state at \(\sqrt{s} = 13\TeV\) with CMS On page 21, Figure 12, you see the Brazilian charts. In the channel where a resonance decays to a \(ZZ\) pair and one \(Z\) decays to a quark-antiquark pair and the other \(Z\)-boson to a lepton-antilepton pair (semileptonic decays), CMS folks used two different methods to search for low-mass and high-mass particles. ... more »

Cleric Blamed For Attempted Turkish Coup Claims Erdogan Staged It

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Turkish cleric who has been blamed for plotting the failed coup in Turkey, has claimed that President Erdogan staged the attempted uprising himself in order to justify civil rights clampdown. Erdogan blamed Friday nights attempted coup on supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom he has accused frequently of trying to foment an uprising in the military, media and judiciary. In a rare and brief interview at his home on Saturday with a small group of journalists at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, Gülen rejected all accusations that he was behind the coup atte... more »

Black and a Cop: Detective Says ‘We’ve All Got Work to Do’

Lisa Marie Pane at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Chelsea Whitaker, former point guard from Baylor University and now a detective with the Dallas Police Department, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Dallas.] DALLAS (AP) -- In the aftermath of the deadly attack on Dallas officers, the city’s police chief issued an appeal to blacks: If you want to change law enforcement, join us. Apply to become a cop. Chelsea Whitaker heeded that... more »

Spoilt Saudi Man Kills Asian Food Worker Serving Him Shawarma Sandwich

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Saudi man shot dead a South Asian fast food worker for not serving him a shawarma sandwich according to his liking. Apparently the Saudi man’s food was served late and he lost an argument with the South Asian restaurant worker serving him at a fast food restaurant in the area of al-Aflaj, south of the capital Riyadh. The Saudi man left the restaurant and returned seconds later with what appeared to be a pistol and shot dead the restaurant worker. Warning: Disturbing Content The New Arab reports: The unnamed assailant has been arrested by police for the murder, which was captured ... more »

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