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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

19 July - Blogs I'm Following

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A Night That Will Forever Live in Infamy.

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 3 minutes ago
(By *American Zen*'s @mikeflannigan59, on loan from Ari) Quicken Loan Center, Cleveland--- *D*ay One of the Republican National Convention was an ongoing exercise in intellectual theft (indeed, it can be said Republicans steal intellectual property for the same reason a starving man steals food). The lesser of these evils was when the RNC and "Law and Order" candidate Donald Trump began playing Queen's "We Are the Champions", which resulted in a firestorm on social media, beginning with the band itself. I seriously doubt the conservatives in attendance knew or cared about their man... more »

Sorry, But I'm Not Desperate

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 5 minutes ago
Have you ever gotten one of those political fliers in the mail? I have. Normally, I don't pay them much attention as they are full of loaded questions that reverberate within the politicians own little echo chamber. Usually these things find their way into my recycling bin long before they ever see the inside of my house. This particular one from my MP, David Yurdiga, however, caught my attention given the recent events that have affected us here in Fort McMurray. I did email my MP about it but given that he never responds to email (or at least mine) I figured I'd post a respon... more »

July 19: Not a happy day

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 20 minutes ago
Last night, I watched the Republican convention - on and off. It was boring because Donald Trump is a man whose only interesting features are his severe personality discorders. On matters of government, he is hopelessly ignorant. I could have tolerated that part of it. After all, watching an ignorant man with personality disorders is no worse than most TV shows. But both he and his audience scared the hell out of me. As I watched, I realized I was watching a Nazi rally, and the speaker was Adolf Hitler. Trump's policies are Hitler's policies. And his major appeal is to the raci... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 52 minutes ago
*When things get to politically hectic or unpredictable, I usually turn to humor or satire to help lead me to another perspective and in the case of this years 2016 Presidential election ~ the Onion brilliantly delivers: Allen L Roland. PhD * With the primaries behind them, the presumptive nominees from both parties must now assess how to approach the general election. *Here is how Donald Trump is strategizing his campaign moving forward **(Most are the Courtesy of the Onion)* - Dispense with broad racist rhetoric from the primary season and replace it with sp... more »

Fukushima in Pink

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 53 minutes ago
More of the heavy emissions/fog this morning: Very pink sunrise: The last from the TBS cam looks quite pink in the screenshot but the color is faded when posted on my blog here:

Erdogan Targets Intelligentsia

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 53 minutes ago
Zerohedge is reporting that Turkey is firing all of its university deans as part of a wider crackdown in the wake of the failed coup attempt: Erdogan Unleashes Unprecedented Crackdown: Fires All University Deans; Suspends 21,000 Private School Teachers http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-19/erdogan-unleashes-unprecedented-crackdown-fires-all-university-deans-suspends-21000- Turkey's Board of Higher Education has requested the resignations of all 1,577 university deans, effectively dismissing them. The Telegraph may have been the original source http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20... more »

Examining D6 Force Powers within the Star Wars Canon

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
I recently saw on Blue Max Studios a reference to The Force Accounted, an analysis of all the times the Force is actually used in the prequel and classic Star Wars trilogies. The authors determine there are ten Force powers used in these six films. They are: 1. Force Leap - A supernaturally high or long jump. Used very frequently in the prequels and occasionally by Luke. 2. Sense - Amplified physical and metaphysical senses - sensing danger, disturbances in the Force, impressions of the feelings of others, visions of the future and events far away. This is probably... more »

Florida-- Fast-Times Paradise?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Blue America is going to start running the above video as a Google ad everywhere in Florida tomorrow. A generous Alan Grayson admirer gave us $9,000 for the campaign and we'll keep running it 'til the money runs out. If you like it and want to stay up on Google, please consider making a contribution at out I.E. committee here. You what's even better, though? Do you have a relative or a friend in Florida? Call her or him and talk about the Alan Grayson campaign for the Senate. It actually is more meaningful than a financial contribution! I'm not as worried about Grayson's ability ... more »

#VenezuelaWatch | You will not see this on the 6pm news

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
For anyone watching the contemporary experiment in socialism that is Venezeula – a conclusive almost scientific experiment that every young person sympathetic to the system should observe: as starvation became a real thing this week in what was once one of the wealthiest countries in South America, the Venezuelan regime opened its border with Colombia to allow desperate people the opportunity to purchase food and other supplies on the Colombian side of the border. Get that: To get food and supplies, Venezuelans *had to queue up to cross over to neighbouring Colombia* – not be... more »

Baton Rouge Shooter Was A Mind Controlled Patsy

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The Baton Rouge shooter Gavin Long was the latest mind controlled patsy unleashed on America by government agencies in this summer of violence and civil unrest. The media and government are encouraging more and more of this violence in order to fulfil their goal of martial law, the suspension of civil liberties, and disarmament. Long claimed he was a victim of electronic mind control and was a member of a support group whose mission is to help those ‘marginalized and abused by remote brain experimentation, and remote neural monitoring of an entire human’s body.’ Long’s claims of bei... more »

Why Aren’t We as Enraged About Vaccine Deaths as We are About Gun Deaths?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Catherine J Frompovich* - Deaths by guns contrasted by deaths by vaccines.

Planning For 'The Day After Mosul Falls' Begins In Washington This Wednesday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Kurdish Peshmerga forces keep watch in a village east of Mosul, Iraq, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkar *Reuters*: *As Mosul fight approaches, worries about the day after* Dozens of defense and foreign ministers will meet in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday to take stock of the fight against Islamic State, their focus increasingly on a major prize: the militant group's bastion in Mosul, Iraq.The battle for Mosul is expected to be difficult, but the aftermath could be tougher, Iraqi, United Nations and U.S. officials say. Plans are still being finalized to provide urgent humani... more »

Civil Uprising Spreads Across Germany

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
German authorities have warned of a huge civil uprising taking over the country unexpectedly due to political instability spreading across Germany and Europe. The German security services, BfV, say that right-wing radicalization, spurred by the European migrant crisis, may see Germany collapse into a civil war between left-wing and right-wing demonstrators. Speisa.com reports: – What we see in connection with the refugee crisis is that right-wing extremists are mobilizing in the streets, but also that the radical left mobilize against them, says Hans-Georg Maassen, chief of Bundesam... more »

from the front lines, day 16

allan at wmtc - 2 hours ago
*Picketing Today* I received great reports from our members who said Good Morning at the executive garage. Picketing at Central in general is going very well. Don't forget to make leafletting and speaking to the public your top priority. In addition, we hit two locations today: Meadowvale and Courtneypark. *Meadowvale* "Fun Times at Meadowvale today! "The managers were playing Pokemon Go, as they tried to chase us around and find us. We could not stop laughing. "We had so much fun as we split up and they couldn't keep track of us. They had to chase us around the mall sidewalks, th... more »

Russian Hackers Prove Clinton Rigged Election

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Russian hacker Guccifer has released a fresh new batch of documents that conclusively prove Hillary Clinton rigged the recent Democratic primaries in order to win the nomination. On July 18, Guccifer 2.0 released new documents that they obtained from DNC servers. A memo to Clinton political advisors dated Marsh 24, 2015 outlines how Hillary will secure the election with the help of the Democratic party’s elite. Observer.com reports: The memo was sent to political consultant John Podesta, now Clinton’s campaign chairman; Clinton fundraising guru Dennis Cheng; and campaign manager Rob...more »

CIA Agents Arrested In Turkey For Erdogan Assassination Attempt

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
President Putin has been notified of the arrest of two CIA agents who Turkey say shot down a Russian plane last November, and attempted to assassinate President Erdogan. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) for the Republic of Turkey, the two captured CIA pilots were not only responsible for shooting down the Russian Sukhoi Su-24m bomber over Syria last year, but also attempted to kill President Erdogan during the failed “coup” attempt a few days ago. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: The MoD further warned that the Obama regime was planning to kill President Erdogan in a ... more »

Schools Told To Teach Kids ‘Love Monsanto’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Schools across America are being forced to indoctrinate children with Monsanto propaganda that tells them that GMO and pesticides are “good for their health”. On October 14, 2015, a 35-page lesson plan was released by the International Food Information Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation, entitled “Bringing Biotechnology to Life: An Educational Resource for Grades 7-10.” Alternet.org reports: The International Food Information Council is a front group funded by some of biggest names in biotech and junk food: Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Coca-Cola, Kellogg, Nestle and more. The Am... more »

Hillary Clinton Linked To Failed Turkey Coup

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Congress have received newly-released emails and documents which detail Hillary Clinton’s ties to the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey to overthrow the Erdogan regime. The documents reveal links between the Clinton’s and members of a network operated by Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen from Turkey. Dailycaller.com reports: Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has mounted an aggressive crackdown against Gulen and his followers, known as Gulenists. Erdoğan, who was once allied with Gulen, has even personally asked President Obama to extradite the 74-year-old guru, who has live... more »

Farage: Europe Almost ‘Completely Lawless’ And Dangerous To Women

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Europe is descending into a lawless and violent continent which is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for women to live in, according to Nigel Farage. The UKIP leader has said that women, especially those with blonde hair, are under the constant threat of sexual attacks in once civilised countries such as France and Brussels. Express.co.uk reports: Mr Farage was speaking on LBC in the wake of the Nice terror attack last week, which has raised questions about the capability of the French security and intelligence community. He said: “I have to say I am worried about France and... more »

Israel On The Brink Of Civil War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The leader of the Labor Party in Israel has warned that the country faces an imminent civil war sparked by right-wing politicians inciting racial hatred. “We are on the verge of an uprising of hatred, racism, darkness and upcoming killings and assassination based on the overwhelming internal hatred here,” Isaac Herzog said during a speech at a Zionist Camp parliamentary bloc session on Monday. Uprooted Palestinians reports: “We hear hatred at every turn, whether it is directed toward women by military rabbis, by Ashkenazi Jews against Sephardi Jews and Mizrahi Jews against Ashkenaz... more »

Kansas City, Kansas, Officer Dies After Being Shot Sitting in Police Car

Bill Draper & Jim Suhr at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department Headquarters] KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A suspect in a drive-by shooting fatally shot a 17-year veteran of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department on Tuesday as the officer was sitting in his patrol car, police said. Capt. Robert Melton, 46,... more »

Ailes Bails — Exits Fox News in Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Stream at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Kreskin and Chairman Fox News and Fox Television Stations Roger Ailes attend the 'Conversations With Kreskin' Book Launch Celebration at Patsy's on November 14, 2012 in New York City.] Fox News titan Roger Ailes will be leaving the network he helped build in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, his lawyer confirmed Tuesday to The New York Times. His lawyer, feminist hero Susan Estrich, said that he may keep... more »

Baton Rouge Latest: Hundreds, White and Black, Rally for Police Officers

AP at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Millville, N.J. police chaplain Robert Ossler prays Monday, July 18, 2016, at a makeshift memorial at the fatal shooting scene in Baton Rouge, La., where several law enforcement officers were killed on Sunday. A former Marine set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Latest on shootings of six Baton Rouge police officers (all times local): 8 p.m. Hundreds of people, white and black, attended a rally supporting law-enforcement officers at Baton Rouge police headquarters, about a mile... more »

Scientists Seek ‘Adventurous Woman’ To Give Birth To Neanderthal

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A group of scientists at the Harvard Medical School are looking for a brave volunteer who would be willing to give birth to a modern day Neanderthal baby. The team, led by Professor George Church, hopes to reconstruct Neanderthal DNA and resurrect the extinct species which died off 33,000 years ago. Dailymail.co.uk reports: His scheme is reminiscent of Jurassic Park but, while in the film dinosaurs were created in a laboratory, Professor Church’s ambitious plan requires a human volunteer. He said his analysis of Neanderthal genetic code using samples from bones is complete enough t... more »

Turkish Rebel Soldiers Raided The Wrong Hotel To Capture Presdient Erdogan On The Night Of The Coup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Target: They fired bullets all over the Grand Yazici hotel thinking that Erdogan was staying there, but 62-year-old President had been holidaying next door. *Daily Mail*: *Revealed: How Blackhawk choppers landed at the WRONG address when they stormed a luxury hotel to assassinate Turkey tyrant Erdogan* * Dictator Recep Erdogan lounged on holiday in Marmaris as coup erupted * Escaped with his life, fleeing just minutes before rebels arrived at the villa * The luxury home was loaned to him by former racing driver Yazici Serkan * Playboy covers his Instagram with selfies, snapshots of g... more »

The Outrageous Ways Big Pharma Has Bribed Doctors to Shill Drugs

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Martha Rosenberg* - Doctors seldom have to go hungry at lunchtime when Pharma reps are around.

Report: Turkish Navy Ships Still Missing Since The Attempted Coup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Independent*:* Turkish navy ships still missing since attempted coup – as it remains unclear which side admirals are on* The commander of the Turkish navy has not been heard from since the failed coup. Several Turkish navy ships are still unaccounted for, their commanders suspected to be among the plotters who sought to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Admiral Veysel Kosele, the commander of the Turkish navy, has not been heard from since the failed coup on Friday, a source told The Times. It is currently unknown whether he was part of the coup or was tricked on to... more »

Trump Had To Pick Between Boring Or Unhinged

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
This really happened on TV Sunday night-- while Trump and Pence sat in chairs from the set of BRAVO's end of the season wrap-up of *The Shahs of Sunset*: Donald Trump: Now look, we are going to get rid of ISIS, big league. And we're going to get rid of 'em fast. And we're going to use surrounding states. We're going to use NATO, probably. And we're going to declare war. It is war. When the World Trade Center comes tumbling down, with thousands of people being killed, people are still-- I have friends that are still... Lesley Stahl: But we did go to war, if you remember. We went t... more »

The Bardic Tradition of Ghostbusters : The Ballad Of Ray, Egon and Pete

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*"Gonna tell you a story* *About a little town I know* *They had a real big problem* *With some big mean local ghost* *Those spooks were making* *The whole city lose control* *Well, the Mayor was frantic* *The town was panicked* *Cause they had no sense of fear* *Cause they knew they were missing* *Those boys with a mission* *So they called them up right chere* *They were boxing and trapping* *And shooting through the joint* *Stepped right in and* *Got down to the point* *Those Ghostbusters came in* *Cleaning up the town* *Oh, yeah* *About five o'clock, those boys came up* *And they ... more »

The GOP Convention Latest: Republican Leaders Talk Tough on Clinton, Trump Children Praise Him

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Tiffany Trump, daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaks on the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)] CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT): 10:15 p.m. Donald Trump’s son Donald Jr. is citing his father’s business acumen and says that for his father, “impossible is just the starting point.” The younger... more »

“Erdogan Lives - And Secular Turkey Dies”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Let me alert you to an exceptional piece by Chris Trotter on the events of the weekend on the streets of Turkey, and how Turkish strongman Erdogan has used them since to his advantage. His argument is summarised in the title: *Erdogan Lives - And Secular Turkey Dies*. *The collapse of this attempted *coup d’état * has been met with many sighs of relief in Western capitals. Had it succeeded, President Barack Obama, in particular, would have faced an extremely difficult choice. To condemn the overthrow of the democratically-elected government of a Nato ally; or, to endorse the c... more »

Rick Santorum Gives Shout-Out to James Robison, Urges Vote for Trump

The Stream at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Santorum GOP Convention]

Canada funding agency bans researcher for fraud, and in first, reveals her name

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 4 hours ago
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has banned a bone researcher for life following a finding of misconduct. And in a first, the agency has named her, in their report out today. The case of Sophie Jamal may be familiar to Retraction Watch readers, as we covered it in October of last year following reporting […] The post Canada funding agency bans researcher for fraud, and in first, reveals her name appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Four Dimensions”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Four Dimensions” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvnGOAqe6aU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"What makes this spiral galaxy so long? Measuring over 700,000 light years across from top to bottom, NGC 6872, also known as the Condor galaxy, is one of the most elongated barred spiral galaxies known. The galaxy's protracted shape likely results from its continuing collision with the smaller galaxy IC 4970, visible just above center. *Click image for larger size.* Of particular interest is NGC 6872's spiral arm on the upper left, as pictured here, which exhibits an unusually high amount of blue star forming regions. The light we see today left these colliding giants before the day... more »

Chet Raymo, “Nuclear Landscapes”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Nuclear Landscapes” * by Chet Raymo "I was thinking recently about August 7, 1945. I was almost nine years old, growing up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The previous day an atomic bomb had exploded over the heart of Hiroshima. As I recall, all of us, adults and children, struggled to understand this extraordinary event, so remote from common knowledge and experience. It was clear that humanity had crossed a threshold, but to what? Within eight days, the war would be over. One mystery was solved: We now knew what was going on up Highway 11 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, previously a source ... more »

The Poet: John O’Donohue, “For The Time Of Necessary Decision”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“For The Time Of Necessary Decision”* “The mind of time is hard to read. We can never predict what it will bring, Nor even from all that is already gone Can we say what form it finally takes; For time gathers its moments secretly. Often we only know it’s time to change When a force has built inside the heart That leaves us uneasy as we are. Perhaps the work we do has lost its soul Or the love where we once belonged Calls nothing alive in us anymore. We drift through this gray, increasing nowhere Until we stand before a threshold we know We have to cross to come alive once more. May we ... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Pain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Prophet- On Pain"* "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief. Pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your s... more »

Insanity: UK's New Leader Says She Would Use Nukes

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
Below is more proof that Clinton would be a greater threat to world peace than Trump. Many female leaders try to out-tough the men in politics, and as a result, they champion stupid ideas like using nukes on populations. *An excerpt from, "British PM Willing to Nuke Hundreds of Thousands; Parliament Approves Funding" By Jason Ditz, AntiWar.com, July 18, 2016: * The question about massacring civilians with a nuclear strike is a common one during such debates, and historically one prime ministers dodge. Former Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe said he believed it was a question no ... more »

Effigy of CIA's House Imam Hanged In Turkey; CIA-Mossad-Saudi Backed Brainless Terrorists Behead Palestinian Kid In Syria; Erdogan Shifts Turkey Eastward

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*This will be Gulen's fate if the CIA decides to release him to Erdogan.* *Video Title: Gulen effigy hanged, Turkish flags & fire at Taksim square as Erdogan supporters hail coup failure. Source: RT. Date Published: July 18, 2016. Description:* Thousands of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s supporters gathered on Istanbul’s central Taksim Square to celebrate the failure of Friday night's military coup. The demonstration featured flag waving, the chanting of pro-government slogans, songs praising Erdogan and Islamic chants. An effigy of Fettullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric livin... more »

What Happens If China Shuts Down The South China Sea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Investment U *Anthony Fensom, National Interest*: *$5 Trillion Meltdown: What If China Shuts Down the South China Sea?* China has fired off a music video, editorials and plenty of other propaganda, along with a few volleys from PLA Navy ships, in response to the international court ruling on the South China Sea, which it denounced as “null and void.” But after threatening to set up an air defense identification zone, what might the economic impact be if Beijing went one step further and closed off the entire area inside its so-called “nine-dash line”? Based on a 1947 map by the t... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... June 19 , 2016....1. Market Moving News - Crude Draw Of 2.3MM, But Gasoline Build Of 805K , Deutsche Bank & Italian Banks In Focus , US Stocks - Dow & S&P Green Again , Turkish Lira Weakens Due To Latest Purge Turmoil , Asian Markets Slip Overnight. 2. Turkey Purge Continues , Efforts To Seek Extradition Of Gulen Move Forward. 3. Libya News De Jour. 4. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Crude Inventory: -2.3MM Gasoline: +805K Distillates: -484K Cushing: -84K *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h 3 hours ago Last-Minute Algo-Driven VIX-Crash Lifts Dow Green For 8th Straight Day http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-1 9/last-minute-algo-driven-vix-crash-lifts-dow-green-8th-straight-day … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 3h 3 hours ago .@SpeculaThor When measured by credit markets, Deutsche Bank trades in one league w/ Italian Banks. *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Thanks for stopping by!

Here's What We Know

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
Here's What We Know About Life on Neptune - My Arse

AMERICAN DEATH THROES: a guest column by Menachem Mevashir

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 5 hours ago
*Menachem Mevashir is a Messianic Jewish believer in Jesus. He graduated from Harvard in 1980, lived in Israel for 20 years, converted to Christianity in the year 2000 and returned to the US five years later. He writes: "I am well aware of the brutality of Israeli government officials, the military, and the intelligence agencies. I myself harbored so much animosity towards Arabs that I was deferred from serving in the IDF when I was drafted. I have been a 911 Truther since 9-12-2001, when the first skeptical information started appearing on the internet on many sites." * AMERICAN D... more »

7:14 pm EDT It's Official: Donald J. Trump is Republican Nominee for President of the United States...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*now can we all get on with the business of defeating Hillary Clinton, one of the most corrupt people to ever run for president?* *Donald Trump, Jr, as a delegate from the state of New York, pledged the votes that pushed his father over the top.* *THANK YOU AMERICA! WE DID IT! What a way to secure the nomination- with my kids putting US ALL over the top with New York! I love you Ivanka, Tiffany, Don Jr., and Eric!!*

The economics of the minimum wage in one diagram

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: 13707592_1205144556204598_64688641361708310_n] UPDATE: The dinosaur has a follow-up question to ponder: Why, or why not? [image: 13697200_10154205424200726_6962489292468343142_n] [Hat tip Keith Weiner, Tom Woods] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

The Economy: "Markets and Black Swans"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Warning: 'Black Swan' Spotted"* by Brian Maher "God doesn’t play dice with the universe, Einstein famously opined. But does He play dice with the stock market? It’s Monday, Oct. 19, 1987 — “Black Monday.” The stock market plunged a nightmare 22.6%, its largest one-day drop in history. And by all that’s holy, it never should have happened. No, not just in the sense that regulators were snoozing at their desks or some gasket blew from poor maintenance. It literally... never should have happened. It was almost statistically impossible. According to one Charlie Bilello, director of ... more »

Meeting Citizen Smith

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
I was a bit naughty talking about Owen Smith a couple of days ago. I kinda implied he was almost entirely anonymous and were it not for the public scrapping at the top of the Labour Party, I don't think he'd have gone down in history as one of our most able parliamentarians. That is not to be the case. Having been picked as the 'unity' candidate to run against Jeremy by the PLP majority, there is an opportunity now for him to seize the limelight and make a real name for himself. It's therefore time to give his candidacy the once over. Owen's back story. Well, it's not the most comp... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan helps to carry a coffin with a victim of a thwarted coup following a funeral service in Istanbul, Turkey, July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer *Samia Nakhoul and Nick Tattersall, The Guardian*: *Turkey's Erdogan beats foes for now, but at high cost to stability* Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, whose fate was in the balance as rebel soldiers tried to topple him, has triumphed against his enemies and quickly reasserting his grip on power. But the failed military coup is further polarizing a nation in turmoil. The upheaval following the attempte... more »

Has “online harassment” become “a scary norm”?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Via RNZ: *A parenting columnist says she’s been told she “should be raped” and sent photos of dead babies – and other women with an online presence say harassment has become a scary norm. A new study led by security company Norton, in which 500 women took part, has found 72 percent of New Zealand women under 30 experience online harassment. One in four women said they had received threats relating to death, rape and sexual assaults.* I got a death threat myself just yesterday, my moderator-of-comments tells me. It may have included a threat of sexual assault as well, a... more »

The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"My Mom had a good phrase - she said that the first time she pulled into Dallas, it was rainin'.... There was lightning, and they was comin' into Dallas, and she said* *'If ever there was a Hell on Earth, it's Dallas county.'* **sigh** *She's right.... * **nods* * *She's right."* *Randall Adams* *Innocent Man* Best Documentary Movie - The Thin Blue Line 1988 - Official The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 American documentary film by Errol Morris, depicting the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. Adams' case w... more »

Jason Jones Talks with Concerned Women of America at GOP Convention

The Stream at The Stream - 6 hours ago
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Activists Try to Overturn Massachusetts Transgender Bathroom Law

Amber Randall at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: BOSTON, MA - JUNE 1: Hundreds protested against the transgender 'bathroom bill' outside the State House as the House was in session to debate the bill, June 1, 2016. The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the controversial transgender public accommodations bill, which would allow people to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity and would protect transgender people from discrimination in shopping malls, libraries, restaurants, and other public accommodations, after hours of heated debate.] Conservative activists led by the Massachusetts ... more »

Tekhnika Molodezhi

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Harry Potter House Necklaces

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 7 hours ago
Every Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings puts together Happy Harry Potter, a crafting and recipe series all based around Harry Potter. Some of my favorite bloggers get together and make Harry Potter tutorials in honor of Harry's upcoming birthday. It is where I get my best ideas and I look forward to it every year! This year, for part in the series, I partnered with Fizzy Pops to bring you these darling Harry Potter House Necklace. We just so happen to have one of each house in our own house, so these were perfect for our family! I found everything I needed for these House Necklaces ... more »

Out of this world

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
It’s not you, it’s me. No; that’s the wrong way round. It *is* you, I’m pretty sure. Me = out of kilter with you. You = politicians, the media, the world, the universe and everything. I *used* to think it was just me, but oddly enough I keep coming across people who suspect *the News* is being beamed in from a parallel, extra terrestrial BBC, possibly staffed by shape shifting lizards. Sky News is coming at us from beyond the actual sky. It follows that the mysterious, abstract concept formerly known as cyber space is really *outer* space and the print media is collated by evil me... more »

Study Shows No Correlation Between Fracking and Asthma, Despite Media Claims

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Breath of Fresh Air - 900] A new study published Monday found no link between hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and asthma, despite numerous claims a link did exist in media coverage of the study. USA Today, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and CBS News all claimed the study... more »

World News Briefs -- July 19, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters outside of his residence in Istanbul, Turkey, early July 19, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Presidential Palace. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters*: *Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup* Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities. Around 50,000 soldiers,... more »

Can China Enforce It's South China Sea Claims?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Map showing the location of Chinese bases in Hainan and reclaimed islands and infrastructure in the South China Sea. *Mike Yeo, USNI News:* *Analysis: Can China Enforce a South China Sea Air-Defense Identification Zone?* Is China about to declare an Air-Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea? And how effectively would it be able to enforce such a zone? The idea that China would declare a South China Sea ADIZ is not new, having been around since China declared one over part of the East China Sea in 2013. However, the very unfavourable ruling by the U.N. Convent... more »

The One People: The Rabbit Hole Starts Here.....

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
On Today's One People Roundtable Discussion, Lisa and I created a review of the basics: Everything you need to know if you've just woken up. Over recent weeks it has become apparent to Lisa and Myself that we have a lot of new viewers who have no background or context for many of the subjects we discuss. Today's show was an attempt to bring our new friends who are just discovering that the world is not really as it seems, up to speed. We tried to be gentle, I promise! Today's show takes our new viewers on a journey of comprehending that almost everything we've been taught isn't... more »

Trump: Nixon? Surely Not

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*So **Trump** wants to be like **Nixon** huh? This is not good.* *Guest post by Jeffrey Tucker* If you have followed the Republican trajectory over the last year, perhaps this will not surprise you. And maybe you discerned this last week when “Law and Order” became another official Republican campaign slogan, alongside “Make America Great Again.” As it turns out, the model that the Donald Trump campaign is using for its public image, messaging, and policies was the one pioneered by Richard Nixon in 1968. Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort confirmed it. Then the candidate ... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
So just imagine: you’re not really a writer or a speaker. And you’re told by your husband’s campaign team that you need to deliver a speech. Soon. A speech supporting your husband’s nomination. It needs to be “Yuuge!” You say: What sort of speech? And they say: Oh, *just like the speech Michelle Obama delivered at her husband’s nomination*. And you go ahead and read that speech they gave you, *the speech Michelle Obama delivered at her husband’s nomination*, and then you write the same speech, and deliver it. The *same* speech, almost word for word. Because that was the speech ...more »

The Stream’s Jason Jones Talks About ISIS and Turkish Coup With Kurdish Advocate at GOP Convention

The Stream at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Kurdish Advocate Jason Jones - 900]

GOP Platform: It’s Time to Get Rid of the EPA

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: EPA, Environmental Protection Agency] The Republican Party's 2016 platform proposes getting rid of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a massive regulatory body and turning it into an "independent bipartisan commission." "We propose to shift responsibility for environmental regulation from the federal bureaucracy to... more »

Pigou Club News

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 8 hours ago
1. Progress in Washington State. 2. Progress in Canada.

Engineered Chaos and Fear are the New Normal In America

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Bernie Suarez* - There is a new norm in America that is one of chaos, race wars and mass shootings.

Trump Wants To Break Up The Big Banks? Republicans In Congress Are Laughing

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*click on the image to understand who really wants to protect us from Wall Street* Yesterday, one of the Trump campaign murky higher-ups, Paul Manafort, claimed that the Republican platform will advocate bringing back Glass-Steagall, which will, he said, "create barriers between what the big banks can do and try and avoid some of the crisis that led to 2008." Although corrupt corporate Democrats-- primarily Bill Clinton and the New Dems-- have been complicit in repealing Glass-Steagall and preventing it from being re-introduced, killing it has always been and remains much more a Re... more »

Republicans Vote to Include Right-to-Work on Party Platform

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Delegates attend the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18, 2016.] Republican delegates reaffirmed support for a nationwide right-to-work law Monday during a vote on the party platform at the Republican National Convention. Republicans have included right-to-work in past party platforms with the latest vote furthering that support. The policy outlaws mandatory... more »

A Look At U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's Latest Diplomatic Efforts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Massimo Calabresi, Time*: *How John Kerry Handled Turkey’s Coup* *Inside the U.S. Secretary of State's efforts to restore order to a world of spreading chaos* For the last five days, Secretary of State John Kerry has been locked in a fight between order and chaos, and it’s not clear who is winning. After standing with French President Francois Hollande to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris on Thursday morning, Kerry flew to Moscow for four hours of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to restore a partial ceasefire to Syria. Kerry struck a tentative deal on broa... more »

At GOP Convention, The Stream’s Jason Jones Talks with Wounded Veteran Who’s Bringing Flag-Making Back from China

The Stream at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Jason Jones Wounded Veteran American Flags - 900]

GOP Convention: Eric Metaxas and Cornel West Hug, Argue BLM

The Stream at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Eric Metaxas And Cornel West - 900]

Salt the Earth

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
"It was an experiment. The Initiative represented the Government's interests in not only *controlling* the otherworldly menace, but *harnessing* its power for our own *military purposes. * The considered opinion of this counsel is that this experiment has failed. Once the prototype took control of the complex, our soldiers suffered a 40% casualty rate. Only through the actions of the deserter and a group of civilian insurrectionists that our losses were not total. I trust the irony of that is not lost on any of us. Maggie Walsh's vision was brilliant, but ultimately unsupporta... more »

“Willingness to Feel: Opening to Understanding”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Willingness to Feel: Opening to Understanding”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “When we are resisting something based on a limited understanding, we must then open ourselves to willingness. There are times when we may find ourselves struggling or even fighting with our thoughts and emotions. We may feel that something must be done in a certain way or not at all, or there may be some other situation that feels absolutely black and white. But life is not this way—it’s the way we are looking at our experiences that is causing the turmoil within us. When we become aware that the stru...more »

"Never Get Busted: Ex-Cop Reveals How Cops Know You’re Lying"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Never Get Busted: Ex-Cop Reveals How Cops Know You’re Lying"* by Chris Campbell "I have absolutely nothing against the police and, for that matter, honest police work. There are just as many, if not more, good people in blue suits (and even jackboots) as there are those who wish only wish to cause harm. I’m sure of it. And, of course, a service which protects the innocent, hurt and downtrodden is an integral aspect of any civilized society. No matter how spiritually or mentally advanced the society, there will always be a place for such an admirable profession, if done with integr... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

"Everyone Has A Plan..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
- Mike Tyson

“The Fourth Turning: The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“The Fourth Turning: * *The Shadow Of Crisis Has Not Passed, Part 1”* by James Quinn “Imagine some national (and probably global) volcanic eruption, initially flowing along channels of distress that were created during the Unraveling era and further widened by the catalyst. Trying to foresee where the eruption will go once it bursts free of the channels is like trying to predict the exact fault line of an earthquake. All you know in advance is something about the molten ingredients of the climax, which could include the following: • Economic distress, with public debt in default,... more »

Convention watch: Howard Dean dies for Maddow's sins!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016When corporate clowns serve as anchors:* Let's refashion the famous line from the late Molly Ivins: Did you watch Rudy Giuliani's ranting, shouting, screaming speech last night at the Republican convention? Giuliani spoke at 10 o'clock sharp. In effect, he was the keynote speaker. Giuliani kept ranting and waving his arms. We thought his speech would have gone over better in the original beer hall. Watching Giuliani, it was hard to avoid thinking of very bad history from the last century. His screaming and ranting helped us see where things can go at times... more »

He’s Over the Top: Donald Trump Wins Republican Nomination

Kathleen Hennessey & Calvin Woodward at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Presidential candidate Donald Trump attends the fight between Gennady Golovkin against David Lemieux for their WBA/WBC interim/IBF middleweight title unification bout at Madison Square Garden on October 17, 2015 in New York City.] CLEVELAND (AP) -- United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday night as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman’s stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump’s campaign hoped... more »

Pt 2- Turkey's "Keystone Coup": A Failure to Project Power

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
* Turkey's Coup- Pt1: Contradictory Claims and Egypt's role* *Perception: How an event is perceived can make the difference between success and failure.* *I do not sit in the camp of the **Mockingbird media, msm and alternative. Those *who are busying themselves with *common appeals to ridicule and other mind games.* 1- “keystone coup” to manage the readers perception.2- The big boys at WSJ "Keystone Coup *1-“Following the ill-prepared and executed keystone cops’ coup”* I believe NYT’s used this term also. 2- "All of Turkey’s opposition parties joined Mr. Erdogan in denouncing t... more »

Turkey Revokes The Licenses Of 21,000 Teachers

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
In a growing post-coup purge, Turkey has revoked the licenses of 21,000 teachers in private institutions. The announcement comes shortly after a report that the High Education Board ordered the resignation of 1,577 deans at all universities across Turkey. This is the latest in a string of crackdowns on workers who are allegedly linked to the exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen who has been blamed for last week’s failed coup attempt. According to an education ministry official, “The licenses of 21,000 teachers working in privately-run institutions have been cancelled. Tip-offs that these [... more »

An Inside Look At How The Erdogan's Live In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *The £43m-a-year President, his 'shopaholic' wife and their £2,000 per roll silk wallpaper in the bathroom: Inside Turkey tyrant's £500million palace... so dripping in gold 'it would have even made Saddam blush'* * Turkey President Recep Erdogan has £139million fortune and three palaces * Wife is known for her love of luxury shopping trips and antique collecting * She caused chaos by closing a Brussels shopping centre for retail therapy * And in Warsaw she spent £37,000 on some antiques in one splurge alone She claims to live a 'humble and modest' life with strict M... more »

Researcher hired lawyers to try to get journal to run correction he wanted

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
When a researcher suspected a paper on fireflies had borrowed some of its methodology, he called lawyers to help him convince the publisher to craft a correction notice that was to his satisfaction. Although the authors submitted a correction to BMC Plant Biology acknowledging Robert Birch as the original author of some material, as we reported previously, the publisher instead issued […] The post Researcher hired lawyers to try to get journal to run correction he wanted appeared first on Retraction Watch.

More Videos Emerge On How Deadly The Turkish Coup Attempt Was In The First Hours

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Shocking moment a rebel helicopter airstrike blew up civilians outside President Erdogan's palace during failed Turkish coup* * CCTV footage shows a helicopter fire on people on a highway in Turkey * Cars are obliterated and people run for their lives in the video * The airstrike reportedly happened during the failed coup attempt on July 15 * 265 people were killed in the coup attempt, 145 of them civilians * Government officials have been sharing footage, citing it as evidence * WARNING: Disturbing footage Shocking video has emerged of the moment an airstrike rained ... more »

Turkish Pilots Who Shot Down A Russian Fighter Jet Over Syria Have Been Detained For Being Involved In The Coup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© RT *RT:* *Turkish pilots involved in downing of Russian Su-24 arrested over links to coup attempt – minister* Two Turkish Air Force pilots linked to the downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber in November have been detained in connection with the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey, the country’s justice minister has said. "The pilots that downed the Russian jet were arrested," Haberturk TV channel quoted Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag as saying on Tuesday. Earlier, AFP quoted an unidentified official as telling journalists that “Two pilots who were part of the operation to do... more »

Details Emerge On What Was The Turkish Air Force During The Coup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Aviationist*: *Exclusive: all the details about the air ops and aerial battle over Turkey during the military coup to depose Erdogan* F-16s, KC-135Rs, A400Ms: known and unknown details about the night of the Turkey military coup. Here below is the account of what happened on Jul. 15, when a military takeover was attempted in Turkey. It is based on the information gathered by Turkish defense journalist Arda Mevlutoglu, by analysis of the Mode-S logs and reports that have been published by several media outlets in the aftermath of the coup. Shortly after 22.00 local time on Jul... more »

Turkey Purges Thousands Of Teachers, Education Officials, And University Deans

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC:* *Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector* More than 15,000 education staff in Turkey have been suspended after last week's failed coup, as a purge of state officials widens still further. The ministry of education accused them of links to Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric the Turkish government says was behind Friday's uprising. Mr Gulen denies any involvement. More than 1,500 university deans have also been ordered to resign and the licences of 21,000 teachers working at private institutions revoked. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor*: It looks like officials employed i... more »

News Updates On Turkey -- July 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail:** 'I could have DIED': Turkey dictator Recep Erdogan says coup wasn't staged to tighten his iron grip on power as 7,500 'ringleaders' are arrested* * Recep Erdogan accused of staging Friday's bloody coup to cement power * His enemy, Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen said violence could have been orchestrated * But the tyrant angrily denied the claims saying he could have been killed * He fled a holiday home on Marmaris coast when troops moved in to shoot * Dictator said: ‘If I had stayed an extra ten or 15 minutes more I would have been killed or taken hostage.' Turkey tyran... more »

World News Briefs -- July 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Military coup was well planned and very nearly succeeded, say Turkish officials* Government ministers admit they fully expected to be killed by army rebels, but plotters blundered by attacking parliament, alienating potential supporters It was midnight in the Turkish capital, just two and a half hours into the attempted coup, and the group of nine senior ministers who were gathered in a conference room at the prime ministry were convinced that they were all about to meet their end. “They probably will be successful and we will die tonight,” said one of the minis... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
FILE PHOTO, Turkish frigate F-495 TCG Gediz. © Wikipedia *RT*: *Turkish naval ships & choppers reportedly missing since botched coup, Turkey Deputy PM denies* Turkey’s navy is still unable to account for 14 ships, while two helicopters with 25 special forces troops are also missing since an unsuccessful coup plot against the government. However, Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmus has denied any naval vessels are unaccounted for. With suspicions growing that the commanders of the vessels could have been behind a coup plot against the Turkish government and are now seeking asylum at Greek po... more »

American Nuclear Weapons Are No Longer Safe In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Approximately 50 B61 nuclear bombs inside an igloo at what might be Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. (Photo courtesy Federation of American Scientists) *Jeffrey Lewis, Foreign Policy:* *America’s Nukes Aren’t Safe in Turkey Anymore* *But is there anywhere else in Europe that would take them?* Among the candidates for most iconic image of this past weekend’s attempted coup in Turkey has to be the many videos of Turkish F-16s, hijacked by the mutineers, flying low over Istanbul and Ankara. Eventually, those planes seem to have bombed the parliament. There were rumors that they consid... more »

Is American Patience Running Out?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Above: U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Credit: U.S. Army *Shawn Snow, The Hill*: *Long wars and ugly nationalism test Americans' patience* Just before the NATO summit in Warsaw, President Obama announced a new Afghan policy to maintain 8,400 troops in Afghanistan through next year; a shift from a previous goal of reducing America’s effort in the war torn country to an embassy size protection force of 5,500 combat troops. The shift in strategy counters Obama’s promise of ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As he prepares to leave office America has re-entered the Iraq conflict with... more »

After Obama: Restoring Freedom, Opportunity and Security With a Blueprint for Reform

Matthew Hoke & Paul Winfree at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Blueprints - 900] An upstart businessman wants to get ahead in society but can't because of bureaucratic regulations. A talented college graduate can't find a job as a result of a stagnant economy. A nation's citizens feel threatened by terrorist attacks at home... more »

Natural Gas State Suing EPA Over ‘Capricious’ Methane Rules

Chris White at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Fracking, Shale Oil, Natural Gas, Gasoline, Hydraulic Fracturing, Hydraulic Platform, Oil Industry, Natural Gas Industry] North Dakota filed a lawsuit Monday against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over methane emission rules the state calls "arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion and not in accordance with law." The lawsuit, filed in the D.C. Circuit Court of... more »

Brexit: What Next?

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*How Flatterers should be Avoided.* Machiavelli's The Prince (1513) Chapter XXIII: How Flatterers should be Avoided I do not wish to leave out an important branch of this subject, for it is a danger from which princes are with difficulty preserved, unless they are very careful and discriminating. It is that of flatterers, of whom courts are full, because men are so self-complacent in their own affairs, and in a way so deceived in them, that they are preserved with difficulty from this pest, and if they wish to defend themselves they run the danger of falling into contempt. Bec... more »

Arbitration on SE Asian Maritime Dispute Muddles China’s Propaganda Facade

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
[image: Chinese] I find the whole of the Chinese strategy on this exercise bizarre to say the least. The most that it has going for it is that it is great propaganda for internal consumption. That it happens to induce a response shows us just how stupid the exercise happens to be. Without all this, China could build almost as many navy ships as it wanted and have them welcome in every port worldwide. Until they actually decide to challenge the US navy and by extension the entire combined navies of the world, it is all a government make work program of zero consequ... more »

All People Have the Right of Self Determination?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
Succession is actually a bad idea and only serves to correct abusive political monopoly. What is true is that communities have the right of local determination and protection regarding human rights. Yet real communities actually number around 150. Super communities arise to empower individuals over those communities and by extension we have hegemonic powers. It has been my argument that this can be readily resolved using the rule of twelve to manage influence and democratic processes to manage money and power. Succession exists today only as a throwback to tribalism which is n... more »

Is Chinese Medicine Being Destroyed by Chinese Herbs?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
As one would imagine, demand has made the wild take less consistent and the cultivated harvest lower in quality. these are growing pains. All these plants need to be professionally grown with their medicinal value optimized. That will come soon enough as the market matures and becomes trulu mastered. In the meantime it is buyer beware.. *Is Chinese Medicine Being Destroyed by Chinese Herbs? * *By Frank Fang, Epoch Times | July 10, 2016 AT 7:19 PM* *Last Updated: * *July 11, 2016 2:35 pm* *A vendor looks after her shop at the traditional Chinese herb market in Taipei on ... more »

Capitalism With Chinese Characteristics: From Socialism to Capitalism

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
[image: A general view of Qian'an steelworks of Shougang Corporation on January 20, 2016 in Tangshan, China. (Xiaolu Chu/Getty Images)] A thoughtful piece and worth the read. One aspect of economic reform that has often gone unremarked is that it generally goes well with a central economic plan leading the way and providing capital and ownership guarantees. That is where Russia really got it wrong and Japan, Taiwan and China did not. Even the west has done best with a dynamic national sector to provide leadership. The only weakness with all such pl;ans though is t... more »

15 State AGs Beg Congress to Rein in Federal Regs

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Business Regulations, Red Tape, Office] A coalition of state attorneys general (AG) sent a letter to House and Senate leadership asking them to stop the Obama administration from keeping states out of the loop by using agency "guidance" documents to impose costly regulations. "We write... more »

The nationwide teacher job market is bleak

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 11 hours ago
I don’t remember when I signed up for an account from something called Teachers-Teachers.com, which is a nationwide job board for educators. I didn’t even fill out the most basic profile information, yet I’m still flooded with messages from mainly private and charter schools looking for teachers. I still keep my subscription going because I’m […]

"A Limited Hangout: Revealed: The Secret Pages of the 9/11 Report"; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*Strong language, for good reason.* *"Revealed: The Secret Pages of the 9/11 Report"* by Michael Covel “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma...” - Winston Churchill "For 14 years, the U.S. government has been holding back the full story about 9/11. The feds have been covertly withholding critical information about Saudi Arabia’s complicity in the attacks, but due to tremendous pressure from the 9/11 victims’ families and a few courageous members of Congress, that information has finally been made public. All of it was quietly released over the weekend. As Mulder fro... more »

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F8QM3tjkTE&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“What's going on in the center of this spiral galaxy? Named the Sombrero Galaxy for its hat-like resemblance, M104 features a prominent dust lane and a bright halo of stars and globular clusters. Reasons for the Sombrero's hat-like appearance include an unusually large and extended central bulge of stars, and dark prominent dust lanes that appear in a disk that we see nearly edge-on. Billions of old stars cause the diffuse glow of the extended central bulge. Close inspection of the bulge in the above photograph shows many points of light that are actually globular clusters. *Click ... more »

Derrick Jensen, "Change"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Change"* by Derrick Jensen "History is predicated on at least two things, the first physical, the second perceptual. As always, the physical and the perceptual are intertwined. So far as the former, history is marked by change. An individual’s history can be seen as a series of welcomings and leavetakings, a growth in physical stature and abilities followed by a tailing off, a gradual exchange of these abilities for memories, experiences, and wisdom. Social histories are similarly marked by change. The deforestation of the Middle East to build the first cities. The first writte... more »

The Poet: Maya Angelou, "Good Morning"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"*Good Morning"* "Here, on the pulse of this new day, You may have the grace to look up and out, And into your sister's eyes, and into your brother's face, your country, And say simply, Very simply, With hope - Good morning." - Maya Angelou

Chet Raymo, “The Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Silence”* by Chet Raymo “The hiding places of my power Seem open; I approach, and then they close; I see by glimpses now; when age comes on, May scarcely see at all, and I would give, While yet we may, as far as words can give, A substance and a life to what I feel...” "These few lines from Wordsworth's "The Prelude" leapt off the page at me this morning. They capture well enough what my life has become. All those years of teaching, of writing in the Boston Globe, were years of sharing public knowledge, knowledge that had been vetted by the scientific community. The work was no...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Bolton, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

"A Perpetual Illusion..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Human life is thus only a perpetual illusion; men deceive and flatter each other. No one speaks of us in our presence as he does of us in our absence. Human society is founded on mutual deceit; few friendships would endure if each knew what his friend said of him in his absence, although he then spoke in sincerity and without passion. Man is then only disguise, falsehood, and hypocrisy, both in himself and in regard to others. He does not wish any one to tell him the truth; he avoids telling it to others, and all these dispositions, so removed from justice and reason, have a natura... more »

"The Cry Of Their Mothers..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Humanity is the spirit of the Supreme Being on earth, and that humanity is standing amidst ruins, hiding its nakedness behind tattered rags, shedding tears upon hollow cheeks, and calling for its children with pitiful voice. But the children are busy singing their clan's anthem; they are busy sharpening the swords and cannot hear the cry of their mothers." - Kahlil Gibran U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds an Iraqi child in central Iraq in this March 29, 2003 file photo. Confused front line crossfire ripped apart an Iraqi fami... more »

“There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility of an Armed Revolt”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“There Will Be No Second American Revolution:* * The Futility of an Armed Revolt”* by John W. Whitehead “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.” - James Madison "America is a ticking time bomb. All that remains to be seen is who—or what—will set fire to the fuse. We are poised at what seems to be the pinnacle of a manufactured breakdown, with police shooting unarmed citizens, snipers shooting police, global and domestic violence rising, and a political showdown between two presidential candidates equally matched in unpo... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 11 hours ago
*Total abandonment of science by the Congressional Left* The professional Warmists at DeSmog Blog have put up here a number of pages from the Congressional Record that report testimony on climate change by Harry Reid, Elizabeth Warren and other well-known scientists. The testimony by Harry Reid is a particular hoot. He has repeated for the umpteenth time his sweeping condemnation of the Koch Bros. They are a worm in Harry's brain. He can't get past them. According to him they are responsible for all climate skepticism. And Pocohontas is not much better. She aims her spray r... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*Griff's two S1W Bodyguards are named "Prince" and "Nelson" *- U couldn't make that sh*t up if u tried... *"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 Elvi... more »

UPDATED: Was the Military Uprising in Turkey a False Flag? Some More Thoughts

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*UPDATE: July 18, 2016* - According to Tass.ru there was a telephone conversation between Erdogan and the head of Iran, wherein Erdogan pledged future co-operation with Iran and Russia. Hmmmmmn...now, with a NATO meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) in Belgium...I wonder if they'll make any decisions re the 90 nukes at Incirlik? *Turkey in Aftermath of Failed Coup Attempt* In my previous post I noted that several alternative bloggers were saying the failed coup attempt on the Erdogan Turkish government was a "false flag" set up by Erdogan himself. Specifically, I was thinking... more »

"Great" Means "White"

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 12 hours ago
As the Republican Convention unfolds, certain loudmouths are given the stage. One of them is Steve King, a member of the House of Representatives from Iowa. Consider the following story from the *New York Daily News*: One Iowa congressman may not know history, but he’ll go down in it for his ignorance. Rep. Steve King, known for his racially charged remarks, said Monday that non-white “subgroups” have not contributed to civilization. Responding to writer Charlie Pierce’s MSNBC panel comments about “old white people” running the Republican Party, King preached his own race’s supre... more »

Kleveland Klux Konvention

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
Even before the official festivities got underway, Iowa Congressman Steve ("Mexican drug dealers with calves the size of cantaloupes are coming over the border to kill us and rape us!") King set the white supremacist tone of the four-day-long Hate-a-Thon. Whenever corporate media pundits need a reliable racist to balance out a panel of smarmy identitarian liberals, they invite somebody like Steve King. (Rudy Giuliani is another ole reliable, but he was busy both on the stage and sitting next to Bob Dole last night.) King was asked to guest-star on Chris Hayes's "All In" Konvention ... more »

Manufactured News

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Oboma wife speakes Trump or vise versa really does this qualify for millions of hours of commentary

Game of Thones explained

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
It popular because people know its true with or without dragons and for those who are fasinated by the Chinese their eneuch armays are true and well it may no be eviel ist genetial manipulation at a corparte scale

Stone Me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
turn that water into wine you smart minds

A world were America was just a playeer

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
It was the old America it could be the new Tiawan being number one is a burnden time for a team with no captian

Another snapshot

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Here's a snapshot of the BBC News website's latest Brexit coverage. Search for 'Brexit' and www.bbc.co.uk/news' over the last 24 hours and it brings up the following articles: Academies warn Brexit 'damaging science' (6 hours ago) UK scientists speak about Brexit pain (3 hours ago) Brexit 'will be horrible for UK economy' - fund manager (21 hours ago) Brexit throws 'spanner in the works' of global growth (2 hours ago) May's first cabinet, Labour leadership and Brexit latest (3 hours ago) How to resign gracefully - and other Brexit lessons for Africa (4 hours ago) Brexit fallout to hit ... more »

How Dangerous Is NATO's Economic Purpose?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* I'm going to break the rule normally applied when one asks a question in a title ... by answering it immediately. Using NATO for economic purposes is *very dangerous indeed*, since it could, and perhaps will, lead to war. The stated purpose of NATO is "defense," yet it seems to exist for a different purpose — (a) to bring money into the coffers of U.S. corporations by strangling European trade with Russia as an economic competitor to the U.S., and (b) to guarantee billions of dollars in armament sales for U.S. weapons manufacturers such as Raytheon, Grumman and ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* CDC Official Exits Agency After Coca-Cola Connections Come to Light Hague Rules Against Beijing on South China Sea Claims It's a 'mystery' why two rebel jets that could have attacked the president of Turkey's plane didn't "A Gift From God" - Erdogan Arrests 6,000 In Historic "Systemic Purge", Incirlik Airbase Commander Detained Pokémon Go New Hampshire police use app to lure fugitives to headquarters 88 Cops Dox and Stalk Fellow Officer Because She Arrested a Cop for Reckless Driving LEAVING LONDON: Confidential Deutsche Bank Brexit briefing shows where it t... more »

Black Lives Matter Note Found Near Firebombed Police Cruiser

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: On Sunday morning a fire severely damaged a police cruiser. The fire is now being investigated by the Daytona Beach Police Department.] On Sunday morning a fire in Daytona Beach, Florida, severely damaged a police cruiser. The fire is now being investigated by the Daytona Beach Police Department. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, around 2:07 AM on Sunday the police car... more »

IAEA Promotes Nuclear Insecurity in Nigeria

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Incredible! The IAEA is backing development of nuclear power in Nigeria, a country with very poor occupational and industrial safety records: Soni Daniel Abuja. 2016. IAEA backs Nigeria’s use of Uranium for power generation, says it poses no threat On July 19, 2016, Vanguard: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/iaea-backs-nigerias-use-uranium-power-generation-says-poses-no-threat/ With a declaration by the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, that the use of Uranium by Nigeria to generate electricity does not pose any security threat, the country appears set to explore the poss...more »

Convention watch: Candidate Clinton would look good in stripes!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016Smith's nineteenth nervous breakdown:* We're going to start with a somewhat unpleasant comment. In the past four years, we've seen Patricia Smith discuss the death of her son, Sean Smith, on many TV shows. We often get the impression that she may not be fully competent. Last night, Smith spoke at the Republican Convention. As she discussed her son's death at Benghazi, she declared that Candidate Clinton would look quite good in stripes: SMITH (7/18/16): For all of this loss, for all of this grief, for all of the cynicism the tragedy in Benghazi has brought ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 13 hours ago
*On MIT blog, black students complain about racism* *The discussion below is very shallow. Nobody seems to ask WHY whites are wary about blacks. Perhaps the answer is too obvious: The high rate of criminality among blacks. On some estimates, one third of black males will have spent time in jail during their lives, and they are only the worst offenders. So whites have very good reasons to minimize their contact with blacks. And that is mainly what is complained about below: not persecution but social reserve. It was once much worse. White society has made great ef... more »

Life is like monopoly

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Just because the banker cheats does not mean the game is not better

Clinton Foundation Ignored All ‘Best Practices’ For Good Governance

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Clinton Foundation officials have ignored virtually all of the “best practices” urged by good governance organizations for public charities, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.] Clinton Foundation officials have ignored virtually all of the "best practices" urged by good governance organizations for public charities, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Most glaringly, for example, the foundation's insular board of directors is... more »

Convention Day One: Gingrich: Melania hit it out of the park, Rudy was on fire...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
thanks to Grunt for posting this in the comments.

Afghanistan War News Updates -- July 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Olivier Laurent, Time*: *When War Is Just Another Day in Afghanistan* With at least 20% of Afghanistan still in the hands of a resurgent Taliban, the longest war in American history is far from over. Last week, President Barack Obama announced he would prolong the nation’s presence into the country well into 2017 with 8,400 troops expected to remain by the time he leaves office. The news didn’t make front pages, but for Andrew Quilty, who’s been photographing the conflict from Kabul for the past three years, the world’s attention is essential. “Despite arguably good intentions, t... more »

Same Truck Bomb Attack But The Iraqi Military And The Islamic State Post Videos With A Different Narrative

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*RT:* *Iraqi forces blow up ISIS suicide truck heading for compound using RPG (VIDEO)* Footage has been posted online of a truck suicide bomb destroyed before it could do any damage by Iraqi fighters with a rocket propelled grenade. The video was shot during the battle for Ramadi in Iraq, which is some 110km west of the capital, Baghdad. A truck belonging to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) carrying explosives, was heading towards a government compound, presumably with the driver intending to blow it up to inflict maximum damage. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* The ISIS vid... more »

Militants Attacked And Seized Control Of An Army Base In Central Mali

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Militants seize army base in central Mali: deputy mayor* Suspected Islamist militants attacked and seized control of an army base in the central Malian town of Nampala on Tuesday, the deputy mayor of a nearby town said. "The army is regrouping in town (Diabaly) and is preparing a counter-attack to retake the base, which fell into the hands of the assailants," the deputy mayor of Diabaly, Ousmane Diallo, told Reuters by telephone. Officials had no information on casualties. French forces intervened in Mali in 2013 to drive back Islamist fighters who had hijacked a Tuar... more »

Syrian Monitor Group: U.S. Coalition Air-Strikes Kill 56 Civilians In Islamic state-Held Syrian City

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Arab and Kurdish fighters, backed by the US, launched an offensive against ISIL to retake the city of Manbij late last month [Reuters] *BBC*: *Syria conflict: 'Dozens of civilians killed' in US-led strikes near Manbij* At least 56 civilians have died in US-led coalition air strikes near the Islamic State stronghold of Manbij in north Syria, opposition monitors say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said residents had been fleeing the village of Tokhar when they were hit. An opposition activist network said 90 had died in Tokhar and nearby Hoshriya. There was no immediate co... more »

North Korea Launches Three Ballistic Missiles Into The Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*DW*: *North Korea launches ballistic missiles, South Korea says* South Korea's military has said its neighbor to the north launched three ballistic missiles. Pyongyang had earlier threatened to retaliate following the deployment of a US anti-missile system on the peninsula. The South Korean military said on Tuesday the missiles flew between 500 and 600 kilometers (310-372 miles), a range long enough to be able to reach all of South Korea. The missiles were launched toward the east from somewhere in the North's western region of Hwangju, according to the South's military officials... more »

Islamic State Is Claiming Its First Terror Attack In Germany

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* Revealed: Afghan refugee, 17, had been with his German foster family for TWO WEEKS before he went on axe rampage on a train after being 'self-radicalised' and making a hand-made ISIS flag* * Attacker went on the rampage on a train near Wurzburg targeting 15 people * Two critically injured after an attack with 'cutting and stabbing weapons' * A 17-year-old Afghan refugee has since been shot dead by armed police * ISIS have claimed the teenage attacker was an 'Islamic State fighter' * Attack will put pressure on Angela Merkel and her open door policy to refugees An Afg... more »

How To Earn A Medal of Honor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
China Conducts Combat Air Patrol in the #SouthChinaSea, says it will become "a regular practice" https://t.co/QJXNymHs0B — South China Sea News (@SCS_news) July 19, 2016

Bourgeois And Proletarian Democracy - by V.I. Lenin

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
*"The Religion of Geopolitics"* *;-j* Vladimir LeninThe Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky ------------------------------ Bourgeois And Proletarian Democracy The question which Kautsky has so shamelessly muddled really stands as follows. If we are not to mock at common sense and history, it is obvious that we cannot speak of “pure democracy” as long as different *classes* exist; we can only speak of *class* democracy. (Let us say in parenthesis that “pure democracy” is not only an *ignorant* phrase, revealing a lack of understanding both of the class struggle and of t... more »

BreXit : Roman Feudalism

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
*QUEEN CAMILLA: * Strangers at a time like this! Why did you not seize them when they first appeared? *HABRIS, CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD: * I had no orders, my lady, and there was something about them. They were no peasants, that I swear. *They were Lords. * *KING ZARGO: * *We* are your Lords, Habris. *There are no others. * There is no Rapture. Hell is Here. And So is Heaven. We have to Perfect ourselves and in so-doing, purify The Earth. There is no Rapture. Hell is Here. And So is Heaven. We have to Perfect ourselves and in so-doing, purify The Earth. So, there is a lot of... more »

Mexico: Are UFOs Tampering with Volcanos?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 13 hours ago
*Source: El Gráfico (Mexico)Date: 07.16.2016* *Mexico: Are UFOs Tampering with Volcanos?* *By Yohanan Díaz Vargas* An increase in volcanic activity is directly proportional to an increase in UFO sightings. We are dealing with anomalous objects shaped like disks, cigars or spheres flying over the volcanos without suffering any ill effects, as they appear to be impervious to the high temperature in the crater or the ash it gives up. According to experts, an aircraft would plummet in a matter of minutes when it comes into contact with these elements, as its moving parts would becom... more »

1st retraction for ex-Pitt postdoc who admitted to doctoring data

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A former postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pittsburgh has issued his first retraction after an investigation by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) concluded he had falsified and/or fabricated data in two published papers. The ORI investigation into the work of Kenneth Walker, determined that he had falsified and/or fabricated quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) […] The post 1st retraction for ex-Pitt postdoc who admitted to doctoring data appeared first on Retraction Watch.

On Nice’s Riviera, Signs of Normal Returning After Attacks

Frank Jordans at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Community members gather in Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus to take part in a vigil for student Nicolas Leslie on Monday, July 18, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. Leslie was killed in last week's truck attack in Nice, France. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group via AP)] NICE, France (AP) -- Joggers, cyclists and sun-seekers are back on Nice’s famed Riviera coast as signs of normal life return to the city’s famous Promenade des Anglais, where dozens were killed in last week’s Bastille Day truck attack. Under... more »

Obama to Police: Thanks for Serving, ‘We Have Your Backs’

Darlene Superville at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama says in an open letter to the nation's law enforcement officers that the nation will get through the aftermath of recent killings of police officers. He says it will take the "love and empathy of public servants" like those slain, as well as resilience, the grace of loved ones and the goodwill of activists.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the nation will get through the recent killings of police officers with the “love and empathy of public servants” like the ones who were targeted in recent days. In an open letter to... more »

WikiLeaks Report ‘Sustained Attack’ After Announcing Release Of Turkey Docs

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
WikiLeaks say they have suffered a “sustained attack” after announcing the upcoming release of hundreds of thousands of documents relating to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP). The organization suggests that the Turkish government might be behind attack On Twitter, Wikileaks said: “Our infrastructure is under sustained attack…We are unsure of the true origin of the attack. The timing suggests a Turkish state power faction or its allies.” RT reports: Despite the attack, the famous whistleblowing site promised to “prevail & publish” the first bat...more »

Three Shot Dead At Spalding Swimming Pool Including Gunman

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Armed police have cordoned off a sports complex in a village near Spalding, Lincolnshire, after three people were shot and killed outside, including the gunman. No shots were fired by the police. The shooting has been described as a “firearms incident” and is not terrorism related, according to Lincolnshire Police. The incident took place near the swimming pool of the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding on Tuesday morning. Liverpool Echo reports: Schools are on lockdown and children are being kept inside, while local residents are still reeling in shock. Spalding Grammar School confir... more »

Afghan Axe Man Had ISIS Flag At Home

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
German officials say they found an ISIS flag at the home of an Afghan refugee responsible for an axe and knife attack on a commuter train. The hand painted ISIS/IS/Islamic State flag was allegedly found among the belongings of a 17-year-old axe-wielding refugee who seriously wounded four commuters, three of them critically, aboard a train in Germany on Monday. The assailant was shot dead by German police after his bloody rampage near Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld station. Over a dozen people were treated for shock. The Week reports: The 17-year-old injured four people, three of them seriou... more »

Despite 3rd Acquittal, Baltimore Prosecutors Push on

Juliet Linderman at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Freddie Gray trials] BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Baltimore judge dealt the state yet another blow in the protracted and unsuccessful prosecution of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man who was injured in police custody. Even...more »

Pre-convention watch: Margaret Sullivan gets it right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016Giant star Stahl fails to serve:* Lesley Stahl has been money-grubbing rather aggressively over the past few months. She has written an utterly pointless book about the way modern grandparents love love love their grandchildren. She's been making the rounds on "TV news" shows promoting this pointless new book. (Avert your eyes from the name of Stahl's book. It's called "Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting." That's right—the new grandparenting!) Stahl hopes her stardom will lead us rubes to purchase this pointless new book. Along...more »

Melania Trump Borrows From Michelle Obama During RNC Address

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Melania, has been accused of plagiarizing parts of a Michelle Obama speech during last night’s opening night of the 2016 Republican National Convention. The potential future First Lady borrowed words from a Michelle Obama speech which was delivered at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Ms Trump claimed credit for writing the speech without giving credit to the present First Lady and the first African-American couple to occupy the White House, Michelle and Barack Obama. CNN reports: “To think that she would do somethin... more »

‘Sheer Brutality': Police Detail Baton Rouge Shooting Scene

Melinda Deslatte at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Police Shot B_perr__1468937752_66.63.0.10] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The horrific scene unfolded in a matter of minutes, a black-clad man with military training stalking law enforcement officers and ignoring horrified onlookers as he shot anyone he could find wearing a badge. Police say... more »

New Documents: Orlando Shooter Claimed Terrorist Sympathies After Being Teased at Work

MIKE SCHNEIDER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Omar Mateen - 900] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Co-workers who “ganged up” to tease him about being Muslim prompted the gunman who opened fire at a Florida gay nightclub to pretend he had terrorist ties to get them off his back, according to a... more »

Trump Campaign Dismisses Criticism of Melania Trump’s Speech

ERICA WERNER and SCOTT BAUER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Convention_perr (1)__1468933088_71.164.139.145] CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention, calling the complaints “just absurd.”... more »

War over whistleblower protection for Kansas ecology prof wages on

Brendan Borrell at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A contentious case over whether a fired ecologist deserves whistleblower protection is playing out in Kansas, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) has once again weighed in. For the second time, the NSF has told the researcher, Joseph Craine, that he does not qualify for protection as a whistleblower after he was fired from Kansas […] The post War over whistleblower protection for Kansas ecology prof wages on appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Art Of Getting One Over On The Suckers Who Are Born Every Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Tony Schwartz helped spread the disease of Trumpism... he regrets it* Did Trump forget to get a non-disclosure agreement out of Tony Schwartz, the guy who wrote *The Art of the Deal* for him? Schwartz would like to change the name of the book to *The Sociopath* and told the *New Yorker*'s Jane Mayer in an interview sure to bring on a lawsuit, "I put lipstick on a pig. I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is... I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear code... more »

BreXit : States of Decay

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*I've never seen such a State of Decay....* *The Doctor, * *England, 1980* "Bourgeois democracy, although a great historical advance in comparison with medievalism, always remains, and under capitalism is bound to remain, restricted, truncated, false and hypocritical, a paradise for the rich and a snare and deception for the exploited, for the poor. Even in the most democratic bourgeois state the oppressed people at every step encounter the crying contradiction between the formal equality proclaimed by the “democracy” of the capitalists and the thousands of real limitations an... more »

Judge Rejects Plea Deal for Ex-Sheriff Who Covered Up Inmate Beatings

AMANDA LEE MYERS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Ex Sheriff Sentencing_perr__1468934206_71.164.139.145] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Minutes after former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged failing the public by lying to federal authorities investigating jail beatings, a judge overseeing his corruption case shocked a packed courtroom by rejecting the ex-lawman’s plea... more »

Wal Thornhill - Electric Universe - Saturn deposited the inner planets less than a few hundred thousand years ago

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 16 hours ago
Here are the basics from Wal Thornhill's 2014 Electric Universe and Proto Saturn presentations... Ejections of extremely-high-red-shift plasmas i.e. quasars, from the centre of the galaxy condense to form brown dwarfs with ever-decreasing red shifts as the matter condenses from the high-energy media. Breathe.... One of these such plasmatic phenomena was electro-gravitically captured by our Sun and eventually became the (no longer fissioning) planet Saturn. Before it did so, the visiting brown dwarf i.e. proto-Saturn, deposited the planets Earth, Mars and Venus in a stream opposite ... more »

Man 'knifes French woman and her three daughters for being lightly dressed' in Alps resort

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
And it continues... 'A French woman and her three young daughters were wounded in a knife attack by a Moroccan man at a holiday resort in the Alps on Tuesday. The man was arrested. The woman's daughters are aged 8, 12 and 14. The youngest was left fighting for her life. Her lung was punctured. All four are in hospital. Local media reports claim that the attacker made references to the females being '"too lightly dressed".' More here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/19/man-stabs-french-woman-and-her-three-daughters-for-being-scantil/ but not on the BBC if they can possib... more »

Suspected Islamist Terrorist Attack On Police Station In Kazakhstan Kills Five

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A lone terrorist attacked a police station in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty on Monday. At least three policemen and one civilian were killed and nine others injured in a suspected islamist attack on Kazakhstan’s financial center. President Nursultan has issued a terrorism alert for Almaty. RT reports: Authorities had reported earlier that three policemen and one civilian had been killed in the attack. The three murdered police officers, who were 24, 28 and 42-year old, were all reportedly married with children. A source at Almaty hospital told Reuters that six people had been ki... more »

Trump Self-Funding Flip-Flop Draws Shrugs From Supporters

JULIE BYKOWICZ and EMILY SWANSON, at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald_Trump_by_Gage_Skidmore_2__1468931746_71.164.139.145] WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- Donald Trump’s voters adored him for mostly paying his own way in the first half of the presidential campaign. Yet those same people are shrugging their shoulders now that he’s raising money just like the rivals... more »

Does God Have a Political Affiliation?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A radiant looking backlit American flag (stock image)] When Pastor Mark Burns opened up the Republican National Convention with prayer on Monday night, he could not have made himself more clear. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, was a believer in Jesus Christ, and the enemy was not other... more »

Gaia Portal: Habitations have changed to increased refinement

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Habitations have changed to increased refinement* by ÉirePort Habitations have changed to increased refinement. Labyrinths are fathomed and realized. Stereoscopic understandings open for all. Immutables are grasped. ÉirePort | July 19, 2016 at 11:11 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-zi

Israel Fails To Intercept Intruder Drone From Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Israel sent three missiles to intercept an intruder drone from Syria… but the Middle East’s finest fighting force were unsuccessful. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Syria managed to penetrate Israeli airspace on Sunday and evade two Patriot anti-air interceptors and possibly an F-16-launched air-to-air missile, sources here said. RT reports: Neither two Patriot missiles, nor one air-to-air missile fired from an Israeli fighter reportedly managed to take down the mystery UAV that retreated into Syria. The drone was reportedly spotted by Israeli air defenses as it was approachi... more »

Oxfam: Top Six Wealthiest Countries Host Less Than 9% Of the World's Refugees

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Six wealthiest countries host less than 9% of world's refugees* *US, China, Japan, Germany, France and UK accommodate just 2.1 million refugees, according to Oxfam report* The six wealthiest countries in the world, which between them account for almost 60% of the global economy, host less than 9% of the world’s refugees, while poorer countries shoulder most of the burden, Oxfam has said. According to a report released by the charity on Monday, the US, China, Japan, Germany, France and the UK, which together make up 56.6% of global GDP, between them host just 2.1...more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Balancing a Chinook* U.S. Marines and Canadian soldiers participate in insertion-and-extraction training with a Canadian air force CH-147F Chinook helicopter during Rim of the Pacific 2016 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 15, 2016. Canadian forces photo by Sgt Marc-André Gaudreault

University of Cincinnati to Require Diversity Oath of Professors, Staff

William M Briggs at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: University of Cincinnati - 900] The University of Cincinnati is planning to require its new faculty and staff swear an oath to Diversity: As of July 1, the University of Cincinnati will request a Diversity and Inclusion statement of all applicants for faculty and staff positions …... more »

Security, Violence Concerns at RNC Not Realized at Mostly Peaceful First Day

MICHAEL HILL & MARK GILLISPIE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Cleveland_perr__1468929044_71.164.139.145] CLEVELAND (AP) -- The first day of rallies outside the Republican National Convention featured angry rhetoric, armed attendees and an arrest, but authorities avoided the sort of violence they fear could still flare up. “So far, so good,” Cleveland Police... more »

Economic growth forecasts = grim

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
Focustaiwan sent around this graphic above, observing... The Taipei-based Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER, 中經院) has lowered its forecast for Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2016, citing prolonged weakness in the country's exports amid a slow global economic recovery. The economic think tank on Tuesday predicted growth of 0.84 percent for the year, down from a previous projection of 1.36 percent in April, and it also cut its forecast for economic growth in 2017 to 1.8 percent from 2.06 percent previously. Japan, Europe, and China continue to pull d... more »

Turkey Calls for Extradition of Muslim Cleric in U.S. After Failed Coup

SUZAN FRASER & DOMINIQUE SOGUEL at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Turkey Military Coup_perr (3)__1468927659_71.164.139.145] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The purging of thousands of alleged plotters of a failed coup raised tensions Monday between Turkey and the West, with U.S. and European officials urging restraint, while Ankara insisted that Washington extradite an exile accused of... more »

Police Across U.S. Patrolling in Pairs After Ambush Attacks

SADIE GURMAN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Police Shootings Safe_perr__1468926125_71.164.139.145] DENVER (AP) -- Police departments across the country are ordering officers to pair up after ambush attacks left eight officers dead in Texas and Louisiana, a precaution that could slow response times to low-level crimes and drive up overtime for... more »

Straight Fibbing : Newton, The Man by John Maynard Keynes

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*Jupiter Enthroned by Sir Isaac H. Newton* It is with Pietro Pomponazzi that we see the explicit factional pedigree of the dead souls faction. Pomponazzi started from Aristotle, as the Venetian Party always does. Aristotle asserted that there is no thought which is not mixed with sense impressions. This meant that there is no part of our mental life which is not contaminated by matter. For Pomponazzi, this proved that the soul does not exist, since it has no immaterial substance. Contarini warned Pomponazzi not to take this matter any further, but also remarked that the only ti... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
The Baptism of Christ is a painting finished around 1475 in the studio of the Italian Renaissance painter Andrea del Verrocchio and generally ascribed to him and his pupil Leonardo da Vinci. Some art historians discern the hands of other members of Verrocchio's workshop in the painting as well. The picture depicts the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist as recorded in the Biblical Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The angel to the left is recorded as having been painted by the youthful Leonardo, a fact which has excited so much special comment and mythology, that the importance ... more »

LaRouche vs. The Cathars

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*The cult of Buggery vs. Cusa and Kepler* Let' s situate the problem in terms of science as such . What we call modern science-that is, the idea of an integrated, comprehensive mathematical physics, or physical science, began during the second quarter of the 15th century-we might say, in effect, at about the time of the 1439 Council of Florence. From inside science itself, the policy and perspective, the Christian Platonic approach to science typified by the work of Cusa, who is the virtual founder of modern science, by Leonardo da Vinci, and by followers such as Kepler, was es... more »

BreXit : The Economic Migrant Question

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
Yes, but Shango was born as a subject of the British Crown and the British Empire, and came to London as a Citizen of the British Commonwealth, at a time when most of our young men in the 1950s were dead, injured or maimed or overqualified for minimum wage entry-level unskilled jobs on account of their wartime training and skills. There were far too many poorly paid menial jobs to be filled and nothing like the number of applicants needed who could do them for peanuts wages. None of that applies to EU economic migrants, or to refugees of wars we started in their countries and it... more »

UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/18/un-criticises-uk-and-german-for-betraying-the-spirit-of-the-paris-climate-deal The Guardian peddles that latest UN propaganda: Ban Ki-moon’s climate change envoy has accused the UK and Germany of backtracking on the spirit of the Paris climate deal by financing the fossil fuel industry through subsidies. Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and UN special envoy on […]

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Train Stabbing Attack in Germany

AP at The Stream - 18 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. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)] BERLIN (AP) -- A note found in the Afghan train attacker’s room where he also kept a hand-painted flag of the Islamic State group indicates he may have been self-radicalized, a top German top security official said Tuesday. Bavarian In... more »

2016 GOP Platform Cheered by Social Conservatives, Trump’s Influence Seen in Immigration and Trade

STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Convention_perr__1468925407_71.164.139.145] CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Republican Party has adopted what Christian conservatives cheered as the most conservative party platform ever, pushing the GOP decidedly to the right on abortion and gay rights amid uncertainty about Donald Trump’s policies. The New York... more »

An unbelievable reaction to the Afghani Bavarian ax attack

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
As you know, a 17-year-old Afghani "refugee" who was living with foster parents in Bavaria and had pictures of the the ISIS logo at home boarded a regional train in Bavaria with a knife and an ax, shouted "Allahu Akbar", and injured dozens of passengers, about 4-5 of them critically (spouses, daughter, BF from Hong Kong for some reason). The police shot him dead while he was threatening their lives as well and running chaotically. Deash has already embraced that stupid šithead as one of their holy warriors. *Is it politically correct to suggest that this Gentleman looked suspiciou... more »

Happy birthday David Lammy - 44 today but still an idiot?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
David lammy http://notasheepmaybeagoat.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/David%20Lammy has appeared a few times on this blog. But you must watch his performance on Mastermind, ignorance in motion.

E pur si muove

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
*"...and yet it still moves."*

New Coal and Gas Plants For Africa & India

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/07/chinese-company-to-build-kenya-coal-fired-power-plant.html?cmpid=EnlPEIJuly192016&eid=296412419&bid=1468349 http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/07/two-gas-fired-power-plants-for-ivory-coast.html?cmpid=EnlPEIJuly192016&eid=296412419&bid=1468349 http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/07/telangana-to-proceed-with-coal-power-projects-despite-objections.html?cmpid=EnlPEIJuly192016&eid=296412419&bid=1468349 Paris anyone?

In The Shadow Of Monsanto: GMO Regulation And The Right To Know

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 20 hours ago
Rachel Parent outside Monsanto HQ in St Louis CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research, RINF The GMO agritech sector and food companies have spent tens of millions of dollars in the US to prevent the labelling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The public have genuine concerns about GM but are being denied the right to know if GMOs are in the food they eat. And the concerns they have are valid. There is sufficient evidence that indicates the adverse health impacts of genetically engineered food and its associated input, glyphosate, which a major World He... more »

Three Great Articles On Erdogan's Dangerous And Arrogant Response To Failed Coup

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "A Very Predictable Coup?" By Philip Giraldi, The American Conservative, July 18, 2016:* So the aborted military coup has become a great victory for President Erdogan. It remains to be seen how exactly he will exploit it, but it is certain that he will use it as a pretext for expanding his own powers. *To those who object to the notion that the Turkish president would kill his own soldiers to advance his political agenda, one might note that he was considering doing so in 2014 to create a pretext for war with Syria. Consequently the question whether Erdogan might a... more »

Foreign Experts Call for Peaceful Dialogue on South China Sea Issue

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
*Video Title: Foreign Experts Call for Peaceful Dialogue on South China Sea Issue. Source: CCTV. Date Published: July 17, 2016. Description: * Foreign scholars, politicians and former state leaders urged on Sunday for parties involved in the South China Sea dispute to sit back at the table and settle their differences through peaceful dialogues. They made the remarks while attending the fifth World Peace Forum at Tsinghua University in Beijing. . . Experts say the South China Sea issue should be properly settled or it may cause serious consequences to the region and even the whole wo... more »

Pauline Hanson and Q & A

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 22 hours ago
*Anthony Cox* Pauline Hanson, newly elected to the senate with up to 6 other One Nation candidates, appeared on Q & A on the 18 July 2016. No one can question her courage. But, as with every other Q & A, any view not approved by the hard left/Green was going to have a hard time. Tony Jones and the other 4 panellists, Simon Birmingham of the coalition, the smug Larissa Waters of the Greens, the very circumspect Nick Xenophon and Sam Dastyari of the ALP, all in their own way attacked Hanson. Of course the MSM took an anti-Hanson approach and before the program left wing protestors ... more »

Why the triangle notation for powers is misguided

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*Wrong symmetries, misleading number of vertices* Eclectikus told us about this 3-week old video proposing a new notation for the exponentiation based on triangles. A similar issue was discussed five years ago at Mathematics Stack Exchange. Well, it's amusing and sometimes useful to invent alternative notations and I had to do it many times in the past (especially whenever I needed to deal with lots of algebra and hundreds of terms of some kind). But I just disagree with this particular one – and so does Eclectikus. I think that this topic is a good example of the good and bad thi... more »

US Military Photo: South Australia at the Break of Dawn

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Marines at Dawn] U.S. Marines prepare for a possible simulated attack at the break of dawn in the Cultana Training Area of South Australia on July 9, 2016. Thanks to Lance Cpl. Osvaldo L. Ortega III for capturing this spectacular image!

Lawsuit Filed: Court To Count Real Bernie Sanders Vote Tally

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Bernie Sanders earned more pledged delegates than Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries and now a long awaited lawsuit has finally been filed in Ohio alleging that systematic and coordinated election fraud stole the presidential nomination from Sanders. Filed by the Institute for American Democracy and Election Integrity, the lawsuit presents evidence of statistically impossible differences between exit polls and electronic vote totals. The first stage of the legal action will involve obtaining raw exit poll data from a media consortium. The second stage will seek access to ac... more »

Germany axe attack has the usual features

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
Even the pro unlimited immigration BBC have to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36827725 that the latest terrorist attack has the usual features. It was carried out by a young Muslim, this time a recent immigrant, who allegedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" (Our God is greater) as he carried out the attack. At what point will Angela Merkel and the rest of the western liberal elite realise the enormity of their mistake in massively increasing immigration from various Islamic war zones into Europe? How many innocent Europeans will die before and after they do?

Trump: I Will Legalize Marijuana In All 50 States

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
If you are looking for the presidential candidate most likely to ensure marijuana will be legalized across the country, Donald Trump is your man. Trump is on record claiming US ‘drug enforcement is a joke’ and drugs should be legalized to ‘take the profit away from these drug czars.’ According to Trump, tax revenues from the legalized drug trade will be used to educate the public about the dangers of drugs. It seems Trump’s plans to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US also applies to the drug trade. He doesn’t want foreign drug czars getting rich and employing thousands of forei... more »

Cleveland Rocks?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
(By *American Zen*'s @mikeflannigan59, on loan from Ari) *P*arma Holiday Inn, Ohio--- Frankly, I don't know what goes through my editor-in-chief's head and that especially goes for where he books me on these road trips. It kind of puts to mind the circus sideshow refugees our front man Dave Carmichael would briefly put in our lives, people who could put to shame any cast of characters in a David Lynch production. Indeed, this assignment for my magazine quickly became a partial reprise of my 2009 memoir, *American Zen* when I got a late night phone call from my old band mate, Bil... more »

Pence is Salt to Trump’s Pepper

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Pence and Trump Salt and Pepper - 900] The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, but that didn’t stop the hard left from hauling out its familiar and overused rhetoric. Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, released a... more »

Organizing to Stop U.S. 'Missile Defense' Deployments

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Last night I participated in a conference call with 18 other activists from South Korea, Japan, and across the US. We were talking about the swirling controversy in South Korea since the recent announcement by the US that the Pentagon will station the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) 'missile defense' (MD) system in the center of their country. I was asked to give some background on the provocative US MD program that is now being deployed by the US military surrounding Russia and China. Under the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty that the US had with Russia these de... more »

Organizing to Stop U.S. 'Missile Defense' Deployments

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Last night I participated in a conference call with 18 other activists from South Korea, Japan, and across the US. We were talking about the swirling controversy in South Korea since the recent announcement by the US that the Pentagon will deploy the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) 'missile defense' (MD) system in the center of their country. I was asked to give some background on the provocative US MD program that is now being deployed by the US military surrounding Russia and China. Under the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty that the US had with Russia these des... more »

July 18: A very bad day in the news.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Of 33 metro regions in Canada, St. John holds down position no. 33 for its poverty rate among single income families. And, before you raise a cheer for Moncton, it stands at 31. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/saint-john-poverty-federal-assistance-1.3683402 No, I didn't find this story in the irving press. (In fact, I couldn't find any story in the irving press abut anything for the past Saturday and this Monday.) If it were carried, the story would be just a moan that these are tough times - or that poor people are too lazy.... Anything but the truth. The truth is th... more »


Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago

The Dumbest Idea in Politics

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Empty Podium on Stage - 900] If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody wrong.... more »

Mainstream Media – Making Rock Stars Out of Mass Murderers

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dylan Charles* - At what point does the deification of criminals itself become a criminal act?


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
forgive, forgive, forgive... so you are forgiven...

city of women

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

911 is a lie

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Explosive Evidence


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Day One Republican National Convention...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Russian Spies Flood Into Britain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Timothy Frappier* - By purifying our hearts we get closer to inner truth.

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