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Thomas Paine

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

Thursday, July 21, 2016

21 July - Blogs I'm Following

10:20pm MDST

The Humiliation Of Ted Cruz, Mike Pence, The Republican Party-- While The Demented Donald Laughs At America

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 minutes ago
The superficially crafted messaging of the Republican convention has been stepped on and obliterated every day. But Hillary better not feel powerful for having had anything to do with it. It's all Trump and his incompetent, deranged micro-campaign that's causing all the seemingly self-destructive chaos. Trump lifted those plagiarized passages from Michelle Obama's speech and put them into Melania's address and ate up two-and-a-half days of headlines that might have gone to republican messaging. Trump lured Ted Cruz into an untenable position last night, overshadowing, Mike Pence's... more »

Matrix Deprogramming and the Prohibition of Nature’s Red Pill

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 54 minutes ago
This item introduces Iboga therapy which is similar to Ayahausca therapy and surely compliments it. It apparently restores folks with PTSD which is induced physically. All this suggests application to the full range of brain related problems. Without assigning blame for effective prohibition, what is certain is that the substance needs to extensively researched and applied to large target populations. as does ayahausca. Do note that both have centuries of therapeutic use without serious negative consequences and shamans have developed effective management ... more »

Creek Migration Legend with Robert Thornton

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 54 minutes ago
[image: The Sagas of Coweta and Cusseta] We gain a lot in this report. an escaping tall peoples fled to the Appalachians from Mexico. This should be the source of the many historical reports of giant natives throughout the Mississippi valley and surrounds. however we also have archaeological evidence of tall folk in the Bronze Age centers mining copper in the great lakes. Likely the collapse of the Atlantean world led to these warrior going to Mexico and establishing themselves there around three thousand years ago. The movement of peoples away from the Aztecs seems to have ... more »

Stay on the Spiritual Path

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 54 minutes ago
*| * This story is as bad as it gets. It identifies something that needs to be stamped out by direct action using the FBI who may be internally compromised. This type of fascist society uses secrecy and natural disbelief to get its way. It has arisen many times particularly in a society that is not naturally heterogeneous. Southern whites in particular are a minority in their own backyard by history and this makes them susceptible to direct recruitment by more violent elements. The direct solution is actually quite simple. Ban southern recruitment to all police duties and sen... more »

Family hunting near Wahkiacus is stalked by a large animal

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 54 minutes ago
. An interesting report of a group been aggressively stalked. The smell and behavior strongly suggests we are dealing with a Giant Sloth. That could be cleared up if it were possible to get well defined tracks. The silence here suggests that we had disturbance but no clarity. Both Bigfoot and the sloth are easily identified as such. This report fails to conform to Bigfoot behavior in particular which is why i am inclined to presume a Giant sloth first. Alternately they had stumbled into a Bigfoot home territory and a Bigfoot wanted them to leave. However i would then expec... more »

from the front lines, day 18 (we have a deal!)

allan at wmtc - 1 hour ago
*The Strike Is Over - We Have A Deal!* The Bargaining Team is very pleased to announce that *we have reached a settlement*! This is a "tentative settlement," pending ratification by our members, then the Library Board, and Council. The Bargaining Team is very happy. We are proud of the contract we are bringing home, and we know it never could have been achieved without a strike. Our members had the courage to use labour's most powerful tool and I believe they will feel it was worth it, both for the gains we've made on this contract, and for our future. The ratification vote is sc... more »

‘Safety Will Be Restored,’ Trump Saying in Convention Finale

Julie Pace & Robert Furlow at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, gives a thumbs up as he talks with production crew during a walk through in preparation for his speech at the Republican National Convention, Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Cleveland. At right is is daughter Ivanka.] CLEVELAND (AP) -- In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that “safety will be restored” if he is elected president, using his Republican convention address to denounce Democrat Hillary Clinton as part of a political...more »

Sorry, Trump GOP, the Choice Is Not ‘Chicken or Fish’

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] After delivering a stemwinder of a speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie settled in with the MSNBC Morning Joe crew for a chummy Wednesday morning recap. There, he delivered what has quickly become... more »

AP Sources: Kaine Emerges as Favorite in Clinton’s VP Search

Ken Thomas & Matthew Barakat at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks to reporters following a roundtable discussion on immigration reform at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington in Arlington, Va., Thursday, July 21, 2016.] STERLING, Virginia (AP) -- Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has emerged as the leading contender to join the Democratic ticket as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, according to two Democrats, who both cautioned that Clinton has not made a final decision and... more »

U.S. Citizen From San Diego Reportedly Detained in Iran

Julie Watson at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Iran] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The U.S. State Department said Thursday that it is looking into reports another American has been detained in Iran. State Department spokesman John Kirby would not comment further Thursday on the detention of Robin Shahini. The... more »

CIA Pilot Presents Evidence That No Planes Hit Towers On 9/11

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Ex-CIA and commercial jet pilot John Lear claims that the Twin Towers were not bought to the ground by planes crashing into them on 9/11, and now detailed information has been posted online corroborating his account. In Lear’s expert opinion the official claim that two planes crashed into the towers is actually “physically impossible.” With reports from the Kremlin that President Putin will release satellite images proving that the Twin Towers were destroyed by “controlled demolition” rather than by the force of two planes, enormous strides towards disproving the official 9/11 Commi... more »

Unarmed, Compliant Man Shot As Police Told To Fight War With Public

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Video has surfaced of an unarmed black man raising his arms and begging police officers not to shoot, moments before they shoot him in the leg, as law enforcement personnel across the country state they are at war with the public they supposedly serve. Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey was laying in the middle of a North Miami road trying to assist his autistic patient who was holding a toy truck when an officer opened fire. Kinsey sustained a police-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. From his hospital bed, he told local news that officers patted him down, flipped him over, and h... more »

French Authorities Order CCTV Of Nice Attack To Be Destroyed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Authorities in France have ordered for the destruction of CCTV footage that captured the Nice attack that killed 84 people on 14 July, 2016. According to a French article, this is the first time French authorities have been asked to destroy such crucial evidence in an ongoing investigation. The excuse they give for this odd move is that they don’t want anybody to leak any of the videos online because “ISIS” might get a hold of them and use them for propaganda videos. Lefigaro.fr (via Google Translate) reports: An urgent legal requisition was sent to urban supervision center of Nice ... more »

Taylor Swift Says There’s A Secret Plot To Frame Her For Murder

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Taylor Swift has expressed fears that wherever she goes she is being secretly recorded as part of a secret plot to frame her for murder. In what looks like an MKUltra breakdown following the recent feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, the 26-year-old singer appears to be following in the footsteps of fellow pop star Britney Spears in trying to escape the clutches of her trauma based mind control and reveal the truth about what her illuminati handlers have in store for her. Eonline.com reports: Unless you’ve been locked away in a dungeon or something, you’re already aware of the... more »

NASA Astronaut Says Free Energy Devices Are Real

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A former NASA astronaut and Princeton professor has admitted on camera that free energy devices are real and that hundreds of scientists know about them. Dr. Brian O’Leary was interviewed shortly before his death stating that over-unity devices (free energy devices) have been proven in hundreds of labs around the world, but that the media have refused to talk about them. Collective-evolution.com reports: We are talking about a well educated person who has been working in and involved with science and technology at the highest known levels. He held multiple positions at various univ... more »

Russian Citizens Stockpile Essential Supplies Amid World War 3 Fears

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Russian citizens have begun stockpiling food and essential items in preparation for an imminent World War 3 according to CNN. CNN reporter Jill Dougherty, who serves as CNN’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent for 30 years, revealed how Russians are convinced that an imminent war is about to break out. Infowars.com reports: After explaining how a taxi driver in Moscow asked her, “When are we going to war?”, Dougherty relates how she traveled from “the Baltic region, to Georgia, and to Russia” and that “talk of war is everywhere”. “At the office I ask a Russian employee about the mood in... more »

CIA-backed Syrian Rebels Responsible For 12-Year-Old Beheading

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A horrific video showing CIA-backed Syrian rebels beheading a 12-year-old Palestinian boy has been circulating on social media all week. The video, posted online on Tuesday, shows a group of Syrian rebels cutting off the head of a petrified young boy. Aljazeera.com reports: Before the gruesome murder, the men accuse the boy of being a member of the Liwa al-Quds (Jerusalem brigade), a Palestinian armed group fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government. The Jerusalem brigade posted a statement on its official Facebook page on Wednesday, identifying the boy as 12-... more »

Bank of England Secretly Controls World’s Money Supply

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The Bank of England have been secretly controlling the world’s money supplies for over 300 years, acting as the world’s privately owned central bank. The bank has provided the inspiration and model for the financial enslavement of citizens and governments across the globe. Csglobe.com reports: Well before the conflict for establishing a National Bank in America or the eventual surrender to the money changers with the betrayal in instituting the Federal Reserve, the history of the Bank of England needs to be studied. Relying on British historians may seem to invoke a cultural bias; ... more »

Worrying Swarm Of Earthquakes Grows In California

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Scientists in California have expressed concern over a growing swarm of earthquakes that continue to rattle the South Bay area near Hollister. Over the last four days over 39 tremors have been felt in the area on a section of the San Andreas system known as the Calaveras Fault. Sfgate.com reports: Between Sunday night and Monday afternoon, 39 quakes greater than 1.0 have occurred and 20 more than 2.0, seven over 3.0, one 4.1 and one 4.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The first struck Sunday night at 10:26 a.m., 12 miles southeast of Hollister, and had a preliminary magni... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome." - Joseph Conrad, "Lord Jim"

Chet Raymo, “tl;dr”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“tl;dr”* by Chet Raymo “When I was invited to write a weekly column for the Boston Globe (the original Science Musings) those many years ago, I thought it took at least a thousand words to say anything that anyone would want to read. A gripping lead. Statement of theme. Development of theme. Recapitulation of theme and catchy exit. A thousand words were about right. I was paid by the column, not the word count. As the years passed, I learned that brevity is the soul of wit, and the column slowly shrank. 900 words. 800. After all, he who coined the phrase stands as the greatest wit... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. Thanks for stopping by!

“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Even in our darkest times, there are seeds of light within ourselves, we need only call them forward. Anyone who has walked through the valley of despair and come out the other side knows that even in that darkness, seeds of light can be found. Often their tendrils reach out of the gloom and into the daylight alongside the journeyer who emerges from that deep sorrow. When we find ourselves in a place of despair, it can help us to know this, so that we don’t give up. We can stop, take a deep breath, and remind... more »

"We Say..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"We say to the confused, 'Know thyself,' as if knowing yourself was not the fifth and most difficult of human arithmetical operations. We say to the apathetic, 'Where there's a will, there's a way,' as if the brute realities of the world did not amuse themselves each day by turning that phrase on its head. We say to the indecisive, 'Begin at the beginning,' as if beginning were the clearly visible point of a loosely wound thread and all we had to do was to keep pulling until we reached the other end, and as if, between the former and the latter, we had held in our hands a smooth, c... more »

"The Difference Between Stress And Burnout"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"The Difference Between Stress And Burnout" by Kari Henley "Clearly the stress barometer in our country, and around the world, is escalating. The reaction to the recession has moved from shock and fear, into anger and rage. The high hopes of "Yes We Can" have deteriorated into, "Is This Ever Going to End?" Research shows that some stress is important in our lives. It keeps us on our toes, helps to strive toward goals, and makes us feel alive. The hormones related to feeling stressed are designed to get us out of danger - like a fire or enemy attack. Yet the body will also surge adr... more »

"The Tree-frog..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"The tree-frog in the high pool in the mountain cleft, had he been endowed with human reason, on finding a cigarette butt in the water might have said, "Here is an impossibility. there is no tobacco hereabouts nor any paper. Here is evidence of fire and there has been no fire. This thing cannot fly nor crawl nor blow in the wind. In fact, this thing cannot be and I will deny it, for if I admit that this thing is here the whole world of frogs is in danger, and from there it is only one step to anti-frogicentricism." And so that frog will for the rest of his life try to forget that s... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*Good luck! lol*

“As Hillary Polls Slump, Even Michael Moore Says ‘Trump Is Going To Win’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“As Hillary Polls Slump, Even Michael Moore Says ‘Trump Is Going To Win’”* by Tyler Durden "As Hillary Clinton prepares for the Democratic National Convention next week, the latest poll shows she is now tied with Trump (losing a 7 point lead from before FBI Director's Comey's decision). While the DNC will likely provide a bounce (Trump at 7 week highs), if outspoken liberal filmmaker Michael Moore's comments are anything to go by, the best is behind Hillary... "I think Trump is going to win. I'm sorry," Moore said, "people are in denial of this, but the chance of winning is really,... more »

“World War 3 and the South China Sea: 6 Things You Better Know”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“World War 3 and the South China Sea: 6 Things You Better Know”* By Off The Grid News "Impossibility never prevented anything from happening." - Errico Malatesta "The red line shows China’s territorial claim, which an international court ruled was illegitimate. Image source: Wikipedia. A war between the United States and China over the South China Sea dispute is far more likely than you might think. Some observers believe a new international court decision makes such a conflict even more likely. Unfortunately, the US media has largely ignored this development, even though some obser... more »

"Reality, Action, The Gifts..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality." "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. You receive from the world what you give to the world." “If you wish the world to become loving and compassionate, become lov... more »

"Why Diabolical Narcissists Like Hillary Clinton WANT To Get Caught– And It Isn’t For the Reason You Think"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"On Why Diabolical Narcissists Like Hillary Clinton **WANT To Get Caught–* * And It Isn’t For the Reason You Think- **Anne Barnhardt**"* by Maggie " I was having a conversation with someone not long ago about a case of a priest who kept a female concubine/baby mama for many years, and how openly and shamelessly the priest and the woman carried on. The person I was visiting with then postulated that either the priest, the woman, or both of them WANTED to be caught, wanted to be exposed, wanted people to know the truth, even though they both were inveterate, dead-eyed, facile liars ...more »

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “English Sunset”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
The Moody Blues, “English Sunset” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgbVmvuU18M

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Lapping at rocks along the shore of the Island of Nangan, Taiwan, planet Earth, waves are infused with a subtle blue light in this sea and night skyscape. Composed of a series of long exposures made on April 16 the image captures the faint glow from Noctiluca scintillans. Also known as sea sparkles or blue tears, the marine plankton's bioluminescence is stimulated by wave motion. *Click image for larger size.* City lights along the coast of mainland China shine beneath low clouds in the west but stars and the faint Milky Way still fill the night above. Over the horizon the galaxy's... more »

"Humanity's Brotherhood Of Misery..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Life is messy. It's not easy and it's definitely not for the timid. Everyone has a past. Things that stab them right between the eyes. Old grudges. Old shame. Regrets that steal your sleep and leave you awake until you fear for your own sanity. Betrayals that make your soul scream so loud you wonder why no one else hears it. In the end, we are all alone in that private hell. But life isn't about learning to forgive those who have hurt you or forgetting the past. It's about learning to forgive yourself for being human and making mistakes. Yes, people disappoint us all the time. But... more »

Chet Raymo, “Work of the Heart”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Work of the Heart”* by Chet Raymo “In 1914, at age 39, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke had a substantial body of published work behind him. "Work of sight is achieved," he wrote; "now for some heart work." That's more or less what I have been doing on this site for these last years: heart work. For seventy years it was sight work: looking, reading, teaching, writing books. Now I'm more interested in trying to discern the contours of the journey, the shape of the landscape I have traversed. How did the things seen fit together? How did the fit determine what things were seen? Heart wo... more »

"Let Go and Let Flow: Taking a Leap of Faith"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Let Go and Let Flow: Taking a Leap of Faith"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "When you make a leap of faith you can accomplish almost anything you set out to do. Many people, in heeding the guidance of their souls, find themselves contemplating goals that seem outrageous or unattainable. In the mind’s eye, these individuals stand at the edge of a precipice and look out over the abyss at the fruit of their ambition. Some resist the urge to jump, paralyzed by the gap between their current circumstances and the life of their dreams. Others make a leap of faith into the unknown, unsur...more »

"All That Is Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* "You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Flare, Part 12"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* "Flare, Part 12"* "When loneliness comes stalking, go into the fields, consider the orderliness of the world. Notice something you have never noticed before, like the tambourine sound of the snow-cricket whose pale green body is no longer than your thumb. Stare hard at the hummingbird, in the summer rain, shaking the water-sparks from its wings. Let grief be your sister, she will whether or no. Rise up from the stump of sorrow, and be green also, like the diligent leaves. A lifetime isn't long enough for the beauty of this world and the responsibilities of your life. Scatter your ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Thanks for stopping by!

"Or So One Thought..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Life is hell, but at least there are prizes. Or so one thought." - Janet Frame

"50,000 ‘Freedom Bombs’: “War Really is a Racket”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"50,000 ‘Freedom Bombs’: “War Really is a Racket”* by Chris Campbell "While the media continues to play the hypnotic harp, strumming the hive’s emotions to feel, once more, the rush of moral high-ground about scripted speeches made by scripted personalities, the U.S. military dropped its 50,000th bomb against Syria and Iraq. *50,000 bombs.* Let that sink in for a moment. And then, to no surprise, this happens… “A U.S. air strike,” Josie Ensor reported yesterday in the Telegraph to a cricket the size of Pluto, “killed more than 85 civilians, including children, in Syria on Tuesday... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

"It's Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Sometimes a tragedy sends us down the path we're supposed to be on so we can find what we're meant to find. It isn't pretty, but its life." - AnnaLisa Grant

Dick Gregory Addresses the Priests of the Order of Melchizedek

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
*"You got them Magick Eyeglasses... * *You cannot take them off, even if you tried.* *You have the responsibility."* *"I never learned hate at home, or shame. * *I had to go to school for that..." * *Dick Gregory*

How Trump Is Working Hard To Lose Ohio In November

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Tuesday's "Make America Work Again" was a follow-up to the Trump Convention's unhinged "Make America Safe Again" Monday theme. But there was basically nothing about work, jobs or anything related to either. In fact, Amanda Carpenter tweeted that "Unless the plan is to make all Republicans prison guards to lock up Democrats, I didn't see a jobs plan tonight." That kind of Trumpist incompetence was just one of the reasons John Kasich, who is boycotting the convention he worked so hard to bring to his state, gives when explaining why he can't support Trump. It's gotten so out of hand ... more »

U.S. Tell American Citizens To “Get Out Of Saudi Arabia”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The US State Department has urged American citizens in Saudi Arabia to leave the country as soon as possible due to an “imminent” threat. The U.S. embassy’s website released a statement on Thursday, saying: “The United States Embassy has received reports of a potential, imminent threat against US citizens in areas of Jeddah frequented by Westerners, such as markets, restaurants, and shopping malls, among others”. Presstv.com reports: The statement advised against travelling to the kingdom, adding that those with pilgrimage visas were “strictly prohibited” from leaving the cities of... more »

Chinese Fight for Democratic Freedoms, Face Imprisonment

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: 1Tiananmen_Square,_Beijing,_China_1988_(1)] Several prominent Chinese men continue their fight for freedom and liberty for themselves and their country this week, despite the threat of imprisonment. A Chinese dissident's pregnant wife arrived in California this week with her 4-year-old son. They will live... more »

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele Analyzes Cruz-Trump Fight

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Michael Steele at GOP Convention - 900]

The Cruz Speech: The Longest Suicide Note in American Political History

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.] WASHINGTON -- The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda. The subsidiary function, now that nominees are invariably chosen in advance, is structural: Unify the party before the final battle. In Cleveland, the... more »

AP Report: Virginia Senator Tim Kaine To Be Hillary Clinton's VP Running Mate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* According to the AP, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine will be Hillary Clinton's VP running mate .... *Kaine emerges as favorite in Clinton's VP search *(AP). *Update:* Hillary Clinton VP search in final hours (CNN).

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Aaron David Miller, WSJ:* *What Would the U.S. Do If the Turkish Military’s Coup Attempt Had Succeeded?* Had Turkey’s military succeeded in toppling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last Friday, by seizing and consolidating power, and the public acquiesced, how would the U.S. have reacted? Counterfactuals are, of course, impossible to game out. But that thought experiment shows the difficulty the U.S. might have faced trying to reconcile its interest in a stable Turkey with its commitment to a democratic one. The problem of reconciling U.S. values and interests isn’t limited to Tu... more »

World News Briefs -- July 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Turkey MPs approve state of emergency bill allowing rule by decree* *MPs approve measure by 346 votes to 115 as country confirms partial withdrawal from European convention on human rights after failed coup* Turkey’s parliament has approved a bill declaring a state of emergency in the wake of last weekend’s coup attempt and informed the Council of Europe of a partial withdrawal from the European convention on human rights. Turkey will be required to provide regular updates to the secretary general of the Council of Europe on the measures taken under the state of ... more »

Mises: Liberty & Property

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*In some ways, says Jeffrey Tucker, “I think this might be the single most inspiring and informative – and profoundly true – essay that Ludwig Von Mises ever wrote. I've read it a hundred times and each time I find more in it. Some examples are dated but not by much. It speaks a profound truth.”* ------------------------------ *Liberty and Property*by Ludwig Von Mises *This paper was originally delivered as a lecture at Princeton University, October 1958, at the 9th Meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society.* *I * AT THE END of the eighteenth century there prevailed two notions of... more »

When The Woman Comes Around

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
It's Alpha's and Omega's Kingdom Come. *And The Whirlwind is in the thorn tree....* The virgins are all trimming their wicks... *The Whirlwind is in the thorn tree...* It's hard for thee to kick against the pricks. In measured hundredweight and penny pound. When The Man comes around. *And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts,* *And I looked and behold: a pale horse.* *And his name, that sat on him, was Death.* *And Hell followed with him....* *Queen Elizabeth I: * Go back to your rathole! Tell Philip I fear neither him, nor his priests, nor his armies. Tell him if he want... more »

When The Man Comes Around

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
When The Man Comes Around *And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder:* *One of the four beasts saying: "Come and see." And I saw.* *And behold, a white horse.* There's a man goin' 'round takin' names. An' he decides who to free and who to blame. Everybody won't be treated all the same. There'll be a golden ladder reaching down. When the man comes around. The hairs on your arm will stand up. At the terror in each sip and in each sup. For you partake of that last offered cup, Or disappear into the potter's ground. When the man comes around. Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers. One ... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 21st July)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 5 hours ago
Firms back Theresa May's attack on runaway executive pay Business leaders have given a resounding endorsement of Theresa May’s proposals to shake up corporate governance and put pressure on runaway levels of executive pay. In a new poll by FTI Consulting, seen exclusively by City A.M., 81 per cent of senior figures from small, medium and large companies backed a tougher government stance on

Neanderthals, Bandits, and Farmers

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 5 hours ago
Colin Tudge wrote *Neanderthals, Bandits, & Farmers*, a book that presents his theories on the dawn of progress and perpetual growth, focusing on how agriculture really began. At the time, he was employed by the London School of Economics, an institution focused on capitalism, not ecological sustainability. The book vibrates with cognitive dissonance. Tudge has been studying agriculture for many years. On one hand, it was a magnificent achievement that threw open the door to the wonders of modernity. On the other hand, modernity has become a victim of its own success, with s... more »

Nuclear Nuance

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
*A guest post from my friend and comrade, Trudie McGuinness. She is a member of Labour’s National Policy Forum and sits on the International Policy Commission. In 2015, Trudie stood as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate in Staffordshire Moorlands. Here she gives a flavour of the discussions on the IPC.* You are a leadership-defying Blairite war-monger who is happy to nuke children. Or so it might be claimed if you were one of the 140 Labour MPs who voted on Monday night to renew Britain’s at-sea Trident nuclear deterrent. The Tories did not need to secure the backing of Parliament t... more »

NBA Moves All-Star Game Out of Charlotte Over NC Bathroom Privacy Law

Brian Mahoney at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: In this Tuesday, June 23, 2015 file photo NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. The NBA announced Thursday, July 21, 2016 it is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to North Carolina bathroom privacy law.] The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league had expressed its opposition t... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ... July 21 , 2016.....Quick Hits - 1. Markets : US Stocks Give Way Today , Europe Mixed , Asia Makes Some Progress Despite Confusing BOJ Signals ; Crude Oil and Distillates Highlights For Thursday - Gasoline Production The Big News Presently ; Central Bankers In Focus - ECB & BOJ , Bonds Catch A Bit Of A Bit Today. 2.UK News Of The Day - Political Front Both Home & Abroad. Turkey News Of The Day. 4. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... This Masquerade ..... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 11m 11 minutes ago S&P500 broken down by top 20 valuation measures *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago Americans Stunned As Stocks... Fall http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-2 1/americans-stunned-stocks-fall … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2m2 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Stocks in a world of their own generally... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge As China Floods The World With Gasoline, European Stocks Hit All-Time High http://zerohedge.com/n... more »

Jason Jones Asks Trump Backer at Convention About Cruz Speech

The Stream at The Stream - 5 hours ago
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Today Is Probably An Eerie Day In Latvia, Estonia And Lithuania

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Could be nerve-wracking for the former Eastern bloc countries that joined NATO in 1999-- the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland-- as well and crazy for the non-Baltic states that also joined in 2004: Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, maybe even Melania's tiny little Slovenia. And in 2009, Albania and Croatia became members and I'm betting they're nervous about The Trump Doctrine as well, a doctrine that *The Ballad of Abu Ghraib* author Phil Gourevitc defined today by tweeting that "to Trump international relations is just a gangland protection racket-- pay me to protect you or swing in... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
© Photo: Wikipedia/U.S. Navy *Daily Mail:* *US Navy's newest $12.9bn supercarrier doesn't work: Most expensive warship ever built 'struggles with jets taking off and landing' according to internal memo as delivery is delayed again* * $12.9 billion warship, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is not ready for combat, the Department of Defense says * The massive 'supercarrier' is the most expensive Navy warship ever built and is due to be commissioned this year * The ship delivery is scheduled for November, more than two years late of its original date of September 2014 * A government memo says ... more »

Heavy Fighting Returns To The African Country Of Mali

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Fighting erupts over northern Mali town of Kidal* Fighting broke out in the town of Kidal in Mali's desert north on Thursday between pro-government militia and a Tuareg-dominated rebel coalition, town residents and a fighter said. The violence highlights the increasing fragility of a U.N.-backed deal signed a year ago between the government in the southern capital Bamako and northern armed groups that was meant to end a decades-long cycle of uprisings. The sound of gunfire rang out in Kidal, one of northern Mali's main towns, from around 4 p.m. (1600 GMT) and sent res... more »

Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Positions On NATO Are Scaring A Lot Of People

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Donald Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies Against Attack* CLEVELAND — Donald J. Trump, on the eve of accepting the Republican nomination for president, explicitly raised new questions on Wednesday about his commitment to automatically defending NATO allies if they are attacked, saying he would first look at their contributions to the alliance. Asked about Russia’s threatening activities, which have unnerved the small Baltic States that are among the more recent entrants into NATO, Mr. Trump said that if Russia attacked them, he would decide whether ...more »

French Prosecutors: Nice Truck Attacker Had Accomplices

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC*: *Nice attack: Prosecutor says suspect had accomplices* Nice truck attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel received logistical support for his Bastille Day attack from five suspects who are now in custody, French prosecutor Francois Molins has said. Mr Molins told a news conference the crime had been planned for months. He said one of the suspects had filmed the scene of the attack the day after. All five are facing preliminary terrorism charges for their alleged roles in helping Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a Tunisian living in Nice. *Read more *.... *More News On French Prosecutor Claim... more »

U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Give The Islamic State '48 Hours' To Leave Manbij

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Heavy fighting is reported around Manbij, where ISIS is struggling to hold on amid air and ground attacks *Al Jazeera:* *Syria war: ISIL given '48 hours' to leave Manbij* Ultimatum by US-backed forces comes days after coalition strikes allegedly killed 56 civilians in the northern city. US-backed Syrian rebels have given the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group 48 hours to leave their stronghold of Manbij in Syria. Thursday's announcement comes two days after strikes launched by the US-led coalition fighting ISIL (also known as ISIS) reportedly killed at least 56 civ... more »

Syrian Opposition Pleads With The U.S.-Led Coalition To Halt Airstrikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Syrian opposition calls for suspension of U.S.-led air strikes* The head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition called for a suspension of the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State in Syria while reports of dozens of civilian deaths from air strikes around the northern city of Manbij are investigated. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 56 civilians were killed in air strikes north of Manbij on Tuesday, a day after it said 21 civilians were killed in a northern district of the besieged, Islamic State-held city. SNC president ... more »

Want safer kids? Send them into traffic

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Heading into work this morning was a breeze. A short, easy trip. I’m guessing your’s has been too, these last two weeks. Amazing how well the roads work, isn’t it, when kids are enjoying their school holidays and their mummies aren’t driving them to and from bloody school twice a day! (Four trips every day, plus coffees – take all those trips off the traffic on our clogged roads—four trips multiplied by a frighteningly large proportion of the 770,000 children who attend school every day—and you get roads that work roughly the way they were designed to, and you wouldn’t need t... more »

Saudi Arabia Clerics Ban Pokemon Go for Promoting Polytheism and Gambling

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Closeup of a man holding a Samsung S6 smartphone, playing Pokemon Go with the game's augmented reality superimposing a character onto the pavement surface, as a person approaches in the distance.] Leading clerics in Saudi Arabia have issued a fatwa banning Pokemon Go, saying it blasphemously promotes the theory of evolution, encourages polytheism and constitutes a form of gambling. Although the new fatwa didn't specify Pokemon Go, the new augmented reality smartphone... more »

Jason Jones Interviews ‘Anti-Fascist’ Protestors at GOP Convention

The Stream at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Jason Jones Anti Fascist Protester RNC - 900]

FBI Fails at Prioritizing Cyber Threats, Report Finds

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: FBI and Justice Department-900] Subjectivity and sluggishness plague the FBI's cybersecurity threat prioritization process, leaving room for bad actors to exploit national security weaknesses, according to a new Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (IG) report. The FBI's Cyber Division only conducts its... more »

Roger Ailes Is Officially Out as Head of Fox News, Fox Business

David Bauder at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: In a Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes poses at Fox News in New York. 21st Century Fox says Ailes is resigning. The announcement comes amid charges by former anchor Gretchen Carlson, who claims she was fired after refusing his sexual advances.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel, his career at the network he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations... more »

Jason Jones on Trump vs. NeverTrump at GOP Convention

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 6 hours ago
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Afghan Soldiers Make Millions Selling US Paid-for Ammo to Scrap Dealers

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Afghan security forces - 900] Impoverished Afghan Security Forces soldiers are selling US taxpayer-funded ammo to scrap metal dealers, Reuters reports. The revelation highlights the vast network of graft and corruption that permeates the Afghan security forces, and one of the major reason it has been so ineffective... more »

Brexit Street

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Radio 4's *PM *has just started a brand-new, spanking-new, long-term series monitoring the effects of the Leave vote on a single street in the North Yorkshire town of Thornaby-on-Tees (3 miles from Stockton-on-Tees, 4 miles from Middlesbrough) - a Leave-voting area. This focus on the inhabitants of a single street will apparently continue over many months. ****** As several commenters have noted on Sue's characteristically out-of-this-world latest post, BBC reporter Emma Jane Kirby's reports comes from a street that* isn't *typical of Leave-voting streets across the country - or... more »

Kickass Torrents Busted After Boss Legally Downloads iTunes

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The suspected owner of the world’s biggest pirate website, providing a source of illegal movies, music and video games has been arrested following a purchase from Apple’s iTunes store. Investigators found the identity of the suspected boss of Kickass Torrents after he made a purchase from iTunes and then logged into Facebook from his IP address. Tech Crunch reports: KickassTorrents (KAT), a torrent website that has surpassed The Pirate Bay as the place to go for unofficial copies of movies and TV shows, appears to be in jeopardy today. TorrentFreak reports that Artem Vaulin, a 30-yea... more »

Muslim Passenger Singled Out, Kicked Off American Airlines Flight

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A Muslim man was removed from an American Airlines flight after a flight attendant publicly broadcast his name and said: “Mohamed Ahmed, Seat 25-A: I will be watching you.” The man boarded the plane in Charlotte, North Carolina and was demanding to know why his name and seat number were publicly announced over the loudspeaker by a crew member for no apparent reason, when he was ejected from the aircraft. The Belfast Telegraph reports: Mr Radwan asked the employee why she had made the announcements. She reportedly responded that he was being “too sensitive”. The passenger then report... more »

Actor Michael Caine Changes Name Because Of ISIS Stuff

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Oscar winning British actor Michael Caine would like to be called by his new name from now on because of terrorist organisation ISIS. Not a lot of people know this. The timeless legend of cinema is known as Michael Caine on his new passport. The 83-year-old working cockney actor blamed ISIS for his decision to change name by deed poll. CTV News reports: The 83-year-old, born Maurice Micklewhite, says he adopted the stage name Michael Caine decades ago. But his official name remained on his passport, which he said caused some unnecessary delays at airport security. The Academy Award-... more »

Guy in Miami Shot by Police While Lying Down With Hands up

Blake Neff at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: man shot - 900] A newly-released video out of North Miami, Florida appears to show a man getting shot by police even though he is lying on the ground with his hands raised in the air, begging for officers not to shoot. Charles Kinsey... more »

And now for a bit of comic relief!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016Which Donald Trump did she marry:* Did *anyone* read Melania Trump's speech before it was delivered? We were struck by something she said as she started: TRUMP (7/18/16): I'm so proud of your choice for president of the United States, *my husband, Donald J. Trump.* Her husband, Donald *J.* Trump? Is she always this formal when she states his name? Apparently, the answer is yes. This is the way she ended: TRUMP: *Ladies and gentlemen, Donald J. Trump is ready to serve and lead this country* as the next president of the United States. Thank you. God bless y... more »

Why, Then, Give Way, Dull Clouds, to my Quick Curses!

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
SCENE III. The palace. *Enter QUEEN ELIZABETH, RIVERS, and GREY* *RIVERS* Have patience, madam: there's no doubt his majesty Will soon recover his accustom'd health. *GREY* In that you brook it in, it makes him worse: Therefore, for God's sake, entertain good comfort, And cheer his grace with quick and merry words. *QUEEN ELIZABETH* If he were dead, what would betide of me? *RIVERS* No other harm but loss of such a lord. *QUEEN ELIZABETH* The loss of such a lord includes all harm. *GREY* The heavens have bless'd you with a goodly son, To be your comforter when he is gone. *... more »

Melania watch: Costa finds the greatness in Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016Pimps campaign's latest theme:* Presumably, Robert Costa wants to maintain extremely good access to Candidate Donald J. Trump. And maybe to Donald Trump Junior! In this morning's Washington Post, Costa pimps script from the Trump campaign in a remarkable way. Most remarkably, he uses the Melaniagate mess as a way to showcase Candidate Trump's manifest moral greatness. Yesterday, the Trump campaign acknowledged an awkward fact. According to the Trump campaign, Melania Trump was the original source of the purloined passages from Michelle Obama's speech—the pu... more »

Considering our Biological Connection

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Considering our Biological Connection could you just cut me some slack when it comes to being human this was Darwins last wish found in his beloved rucksack

Union Mad That Police Victims Have Voice at DNC, Not Cops’ Widows

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Philadelphia police - 900] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia’s police union is condemning Hillary Clinton for allowing relatives of people killed by police to speak at the Democratic National Convention without giving equal time to families of fallen officers. John McNesby, president of the Fraternal... more »

BreXit : Gaunt

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*"Landlord of England art thou now, not king:Thy state of law is bondslave to the law; And thou--"* *John of Gaunt *(Patrick Stewart) is dying. He criticises *Richard *(Ben Wishaw) for being surrounded by a thousand flatterers and for being landlord of England rather than King. SCENE I. Ely House. *Enter JOHN OF GAUNT sick, with the DUKE OF YORK, & c* *JOHN OF GAUNT* Will the king come, that I may breathe my last In wholesome counsel to his unstaid youth? *DUKE OF YORK* Vex not yourself, nor strive not with your breath; For all in vain comes counsel to his ear. *JOHN OF GA... more »

Antarctic Peninsula Has Been Cooling For Almost 20 Years, Scientists Confirm

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the “When it warms, it’s climate change; but when it cools, it’s natural variability” Dept: http://www.thegwpf.com/antarctic-has-been-cooling-for-almost-20-years-scientists-confirm/ One of the big climate lies is that the Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming places on Earth. (The key word here is “IS”) This naturally leads on to propagation […]

All doctors, nurses and engineers?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
We must be very lucky in the UK, all of our recent immigrants are doctors, nurses and engineers, or so the left wing pushers of unlimited immigration assure us. I say lucky because that's not the case in Germany: 'The German Federal Employment Agency admits that 74 per cent of new migrants to Germany have no qualifications and will likely only be able to do menial labour jobs.' More here http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/21/74-percent-migrants-germany-fit-menial-jobs/ but obviously not on the institutionally pro immigration BBC.

Liberal Filmmaker Michael Moore: ‘Trump Is Going to Win’

Blake Neff at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Michael Moore on Real Time with Bill Maher.] Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore expressed despair over the 2016 presidential race, predicting on Real Time with Bill Maher that “Trump is going to win” the presidency. "To millions and millions of Americans, this was music to their ears," Moore said... more »

Author pulls study for duplication, blames editing company

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
The author of a paper about insulin has retracted it due to “extensive text and data overlap” with another paper. In November 2015, MedChemComm issued an expression of concern (EOC) for the same paper. According to the EOC, the author of the paper, Yong Yang, flagged the paper to the journal, citing problems with authorship and […] The post Author pulls study for duplication, blames editing company appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Arch Duke Ferdinand's last stand

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
Arch Duke Ferdinand's last stand was in star crossed with evil Sarajevo He died real bad his skin was fried but we call an anarchist a person who believes in or tries to bring about anarchy *synonyms:* nihilist, insurgent, agitator, subversive, terrorist,revolutionary, revolutionist, insurrectionist Now that covers a lot of intellectual geography and a unexamined ocean in the public eye of political topography cause how can the death of one dilettante go global go viral literally if gas warfare is a virus in one of civilisations most catastrophic events putting bricks into place that ne... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 10 hours ago
*The Antarctic peninsula is COOLING* *Laughs all round with this one. They want to say that this finding has no implications for the globe as a whole. Since Antarctica has 96% of the world's glacial ice, it surely has BIG implications for the scare about rising sea levels. Zwally has shown that Antractica as a whole is gaining mass so put the two findings together and it undermines the very thing that Warmists have made central to their cries of doom! Unless there is significant warming and melting in Antarctica, there is no doom! The way it's going, we are headed for a... more »

UFO Sightings and Job Security

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 10 hours ago
Got a telephone call the other morning from a guy who had seen a UFO, or rather multiple UFOs, but had not reported them because he feared for his job. He was sure that if he reported them, his superiors would deem him unworthy of his position, or more to the point, think that he was crazy because, as we all know, only crazy people, or drunks, see UFOs. I suggested that very few people had ever lost a job because they had reported UFOs. True, I know the stories of Air Force pilots who reported UFOs and had been taken off flight status. I knew of one case where an Air Force Reserve o... more »

The Rolling Stones

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
they sang about you and moved on to superstardom

I admire the Chinese

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
They are just to advanced for us and must be stopped or your son will not have a cock

How do I put the heat to day old Pizza

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Microwave or oven and what s the taste test no answer man just another lost thought in the world of white people problems

New Footage Of US Coalition Airstrikes Against The Islamic State In Syria Released By DoD.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Shock and awe: The incredible moment US airstrikes wipe out five ISIS targets simultaneously and blast a moving vehicle to smithereens* * The video begins with an aerial shot of a series of ISIS compounds near Manbij, Syria, on July 5 * A split second later, precision airpower explodes five targets, blasting a series of compounds linked to the violent extremists * A second video shows Operation Inherent Resolve in action against a moving target Impressive video released by the US Defense Department shows the jaw-dropping moment airstrikes take out five terrorist tar... more »

More Details Emerge On A U.S. Airstrike That Killed Scores Of Syrian Civilians Near Manbij

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *US airstrikes allegedly kill at least 73 civilians in northern Syria* US military investigates activists’ claims of deaths in Manbij in what would be deadliest coalition attack on non-combatants in campaign against Isis US airstrikes on a Syrian village have killed at least 73 civilians, a majority of them women and children, activists say, in the deadliest coalition attack on non-combatants since the start of the bombing campaign against the Islamic State. The bombing was part of a two-month push to seize the town of Manbij, a strategic centre, key to any futur... more »

Another (But Bigger) U.S. Secret Service Scandal?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Radar Online:* *Stolen Guns, Male Prostitutes, Booze Binges & More! New Secret Service Scandal Exposed* *Read reports revealing 'Wheels Up, Rings Off' parties and 'Porno-gate.'* RadarOnline.com has obtained proof that the Secret Service is a corrupt zoo — more booze soaked, amoral and sex-fueled than even the Colombia hooker scandal of 2012 revealed! After a four-year fight, Radar can reveal some of the shocking content of 6,441 never-before-seen government documents exposing astounding corruption in the agency charged with protecting our leaders. “A male Secret Service Agent ass... more »

Growing Terrorism Fears In Brazil After Group Was Arrested For Plotting A Terror Attack Before The Olympics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Soldiers of the Brazilian Armed Forces stand guard outside the 2016 Rio Olympics Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov *Reuters*:* Brazil arrests group plotting 'acts of terrorism' before Olympics: source* Brazil's federal police on Thursday arrested members of a group that was preparing "acts of terrorism," a justice ministry source told Reuters, just over two weeks before the Olympics start in Rio de Janeiro. News site Globonews reported that the members of the group were linked to Islamic State (IS). It was not possible to immediately confirm this. ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Because of other commitments, I am behind in my blogging today. Military and Intelligence News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST, and World News Briefs will be posted at 18:00 EST.

Recent U.S. Airstrikes Have Killed Scores of Syrian Civilians. Where Are The Protests In Front Of The White House?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Charles Davis, Daily Beast:* *The Anti-Imperialism of Fools* *As U.S. warplanes are accused of killing almost 200, the left, which normally deplores such events, hasn’t said a word.* Bombed and besieged by their own government for going on six years, their hospitals targeted by cruise missiles and explosive-filled barrels while foreign extremists exploit the chaos and despair of a revolution crushed to occupy once liberated land—whenever it seems things can’t get any worse for the people of Syria that perception is invariably followed by a new horror, be it a child beheaded by re... more »

30 Defence Ministers Meet In Washington To Discuss The Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Military Leaders Discuss Plans to Counter ISIS Beyond the Battlefield* JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — Officials from the United States and its allies in the fight against the Islamic State hammered out details on Wednesday about how to stabilize and govern the cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria — the last big strongholds held by the extremist Sunni militancy — in the event that Iraqi and Syrian fighters retake the cities in the coming months. But even as the officials were mapping out the day-after scenarios, they faced a bigger question, particularly in the... more »

Who Would Win In A War Over The South China Sea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Financial Review*: *China-US military balance not so lop-sided* If it came to a war over the South China Sea, who would win? Ten years ago, the answer would have been a resounding nod to the United States. While the odds are still well in the super power's favour today, military experts say the costs would be high and China could inflict some serious damage. Of course, this is an extreme scenario. Most analysts agree that the chance of a conventional war between China and the US over the South China Sea is low, precisely because the consequences are so serious. It would pit a ri... more »

Should The U.S. Build Its Own Islands In The South China Sea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
YouTube *Crispin Rovere, National Interest*: *How the U.S. Should Respond in the South China Sea: Build Its Own Islands* The Permanent Court of Arbitration's decision places more pressure on the U.S. than China, as Washington must now act to support this emphatic judgement. Failure to do so will further weaken America's credibility, and undermine the rules-based order it seeks to preserve. In order to determine how the US may effectively respond, China's strategy must be understood. In recent years a number of high profile strategists have described China's South China Sea (SCS) ... more »

U.S. Admiral: U.S. Will Not Back Down On South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson meets with Adm. Wu Shengli, Commander of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) on July 18, 2016. US Navy Photo *Military.com*: *US Won't Back Down on South China Sea, Navy's Top Officer Says* Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson used a visit to the port city of Qingdao on Wednesday to push back against Chinese bluster and deliver a message that the U.S. will continue to oppose China's artificial islands and military buildup in the region. "This will not change," said Richardson, who visited the Chinese North Sea Fleet he... more »

Selling a Coup to the Unsuspecting Public

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Watch this Newsbud Call to Action presentation with Sibel Edmonds and Spiro Skouras exposing MSNBC-NBC-Pentagon joint disinformation operation during the critical early hours of the Turkey Coup Attempt. They share the documentation and timeline illustrating the implementation of psychological warfare tactics packaged by the Pentagon, and brought to you and marketed by US media outlets. Sibel Edmonds is the founder and president of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding national security whistleblowers. Ms. Edmonds wor... more »

This is America

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
A therapist who works with people with disabilities is telling his story after he said police shot him while he was trying to help his patient with autism. Cellphone video was released Wednesday afternoon showing Charles Kinsey lying on the ground with his hands in the air, telling officers that weapons are not necessary. “When I went to the ground, I went to the ground with my hands up,” Kinsey said, “and I am laying there just like this. Telling them again there is no need for firearms. He is autistic. He has a toy truck in his hand.” In his hospital bed and wearing bandages, K... more »

Republican Death Notice

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 11 hours ago
Brent Rathgeber writes that the Republican Party is dead. It's been replaced by The Donald Trump Show: This is no longer the Republican Party; it’s becoming the Trump Party — bombastic, obnoxious and playing deliriously on the fears of white America. Trump has dumped the conservative Republican playbook — he favours brick walls over free trade, a police state over smaller government. His appeal is based almost entirely on xenophobia and many Americans (mostly, but not entirely, Republicans) seem to believe what he is saying about Mexicans and Muslims. The only constant coming out... more »

Kindergarten Fascists of the GOP

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
The mob of regressives is taking its schoolyard bullying routine to a whole new scary level. Not for nothing has the newest chanted refrain at the Republican Party convention in Cleveland become "Lock her up! Lock her up!" They're obviously thinking back fondly to the only school setting in which many of them excelled: Recess. They envision over-achieving little Hillary Clinton on the playground in her crisply ironed gingham pantsuit. Somebody (Newt? Toad? Donald?) suggests that she join in their game of London Bridges Falling Down. Wanting desperately to be tested, vetted and acce... more »

Making the Case to Clinton: Tim Kaine, Campaigning for VP, Calls For Deregulating Banks

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
* Hillary Clinton campaigning with Tim Kaine (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP; source)* *by Gaius Publius * The widely rumored Democratic candidates to be Clinton's VP include almost no one any Sanders voter or supporter cares to see chosen — Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, Obama Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Obama HUD Secretary Julián Castro, and Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez are among the most common names who have appeared in print, and of those, Kaine and Vilsack seem to be on the shortest of short lists. *Two names emerge from Clinton’s VP deliberations: Kaine and Vilsack* Agricu... more »

Retrospective Criminal Laws

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
R. v. K.R.J., 2016 SCC 31: Section 11 (i) of the Charter  constitutionally enshrines the fundamental notion that criminal laws should generally not operate retrospectively. This constitutional aversion for retrospective criminal laws is primarily motivated by the desire to protect the fairness of criminal proceedings and safeguard the rule of law. Rules pertaining to criminal punishment should be clear and certain. To attract the protection of s. 11 (i), the new prohibition measures must qualify as “punishment”. In R. v. Rodgers, 2006 SCC 15, [2006] 1 S.C.R. 554, this Court devel... more »

Police must take steps to ensure medical treatment for prisoners

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
R. v. Poirier, 2016 ONCA 582:[82] In my opinion, the police have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that the accused's safety and security of the person are not compromised as a result of the nature of the search. Reasonable steps can only be taken if the police inform themselves as to the risks of the procedure they are carrying out. [83] I find support for my position in the jurisprudence. In *Chaoulli v. Quebec (Attorney General)*, 2005 SCC 35, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 791, at para. 118, McLachlin C.J. and Major J. held that "delays in obtaining medical treatment whi... more »

Colorado Spy Files: 'Leave it in the Ground' targeted by police

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News The latest spy files reveal police in Lakewood, Colorado, and federal agents, went undercover to spy on the Keep it in the Ground movement and other organizations, during a BLM oil and gas auction of public lands. The Intercept has exposed law enforcement targeting those defending the earth, air and water. Meanwhile, violent criminals are often ignored as

Celebrate Arts with Zapatistas: Oventik, July 29, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Celebrate the arts, music and dance with the Zapatistas in Oventik on July 29, 2016 Zapatistas message at Enlace Zapatistas: .http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2016/07/18/the-geography-oventik-the-calendar-july-29-2016/

Stop History

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
Thursday, 21 July 2016 Arch Duke Ferdinands last stand Arch Duke Ferdinand's last stand was in star crossed with evil Sarajevo He died real bad his skin was fried but we call an anarchist a person who believes in or tries to bring about anarchy *synonyms:* nihilist, insurgent, agitator, subversive, terrorist,revolutionary, revolutionist, insurrectionist Now that covers a lot of intellectual geography and a unexamined ocean in the public eye of political topography cause how can the death of one dilettante go global go viral literally if gas warfare is a virus in one of civilisations most... more »

Brazil Arrests 10 in Alleged Olympics Terror Plot

[image: Rio Olympics - 900] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police arrested 10 people who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on social media and discussed possible attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, officials said Thursday. Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes... more »

7 Enduring Truths No Matter How Many Psyop Shootings Take Place

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Bernie Suarez* - More than ever, there is an urgent need for you, the individual, to think for yourself.


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago

Arch Duke Ferdinands last stand

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Arch Duke Ferdinand's last stand was in star crossed with evil Sarajevo He died real bad his skin was fried but we call an anarchist a person who believes in or tries to bring about anarchy *synonyms:* nihilist, insurgent, agitator, subversive, terrorist,revolutionary, revolutionist, insurrectionist Now that covers a lot of intellectual geography and a unexamined ocean in the public eye of political topography cause how can the death of one dilettante go global go viral literally if gas warfare is a virus in one of civilisations most catastrophic events putting bricks into place that n... more »

The Condom Conundrum

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: pregnancy - 900] Those who've pushed condoms like candy in public schools have given us any number of rationales. They told us that young people "are going to do it anyway," so more condoms would equal fewer pregnancies. They also said that more... more »

Trump Gives Turkish President Erdogan ‘Great Credit’ in Dealing With Coup

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 900] Donald Trump said he gives Recep Tayyip Erdogan "great credit" for how he handled the failed coup in Turkey. On Wednesday, the Republican presidential nominee praised Erdogan, the president of Turkey, for his ability to "turn that around." Trump said that... more »

All curriculum developers take note: long term effects of social justice teaching

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 12 hours ago
There is mounting evidence that curriculum and teaching with a social justice focus can benefit students long-term. For instance, from research on a high school social justice course: Black alumni of the class, many years after graduating, uniformly credited the social-justice course for provoking a process of self-exploration that altered their sense of justice and […]


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 12 hours ago
*At GOP Convention, Even Some Delegates Clueless on Trump's Education Stance* Are you mystified as to where Donald Trump stands on education policy? So are some of the people attending the convention here, where Donald Trump officially received the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday. "I don't know what his views are on education," said Sue Sharkey, a member of the board of regents for the University of Colorado and a delegate from the Centennial State who supported Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the Republican primary. "I don't think he's really put a lot of thought into it. And I th... more »

4th retraction for neuroscientist sentenced for fraud

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A Parkinson’s researcher has earned his fourth retraction after receiving a two-year suspended sentence for fraud. The sentence for Bruce Murdoch, issued on March 31, 2016, came following an investigation by his former employer, the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia, into 92 papers. Murdoch entered guilty pleas for 17 fraud-related charges, which resulted in the retraction […] The post 4th retraction for neuroscientist sentenced for fraud appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Obama White House Pushes Regulatory Reform for Felons and Foreign-Born

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Hairdresser, Hair Salon, Hairstyle, Hair Straighteners, Hair Cut] Right-of-center leaders are praising the normally regulation-heavy Obama administration for using its influence to reduce barriers to professional licensing in states across the nation. In June, the administration said it would direct $7.5 million to private groups to help portability of licensing, which... more »

Fear Not And Continue To Commune With The Divine– A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 12 hours ago
*Fear Not And Continue To Commune With The Divine– A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins* *We understand your concerns. To live in your world one must have concerns to survive in a physical environment. One has incarnated into the animal world with it’s structures of heirachy, control over others and violence, one toward another. * *This is true for as long as you inhabit a human body. While in this body one must obey it’s rules of conduct as a means of survival within a brutal system of human community.* *A difference with Man is that he or she can have a dual existence. One gro... more »

Whats going on?

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago
Incirlik is the vital US air base in Turkey. Its armed with Nuclear weapons. Turkey seems to have it in a lockdown. Why is this not front page news? Oh yeah its important and may cause cognitive dissonance.

Melania watch: Cable star Matthews fingers "the culprit!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016Post and Times flee the scene of the crime:* Last evening, in the 1 A.M. hour, a certain red-faced cable talker presented "A Special Late Night Edition of Hardball." Two nights earlier, the red-faced man in the big orange shoes had joined four other corporate clowns in a clownishly unprofessional discussion of Melaniagate. As they spoke that night, the pundits had no way of knowing what had actually happened. But so what? The pundits swore that the prettiest lady simply *couldn't* have done it! How silly did the pundits' discussion get that night? Instantl... more »

Empowering Wisdom to Free You From Debt Slavery

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*M.J. Higby* - Wealth should be thought of in spiritual rather than material terms.

The Latest From the GOP Convention: Peter Thiel Proud to Be Gay, a Republican, an Americ

AP at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Entrepreneur Peter Thiel speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016.] CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT): 9:30 p.m. High-tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel says he’s proud to be gay and proud to be a Republican -- but most of all, proud to be an...more »

Trump Hedges on NATO Protection Against Russian Aggression

VIVIAN SALAMA at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican nominee Donald Trump hinted at a new world order if he becomes president, saying the United States, under his leadership, might not come to the defense of some NATO members if Russia were to attack them....more »

Military Photo of the Day: Exercise Red Flag

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Fighter Jet] Exercise Red Flag is keeping the southern Nevada skies busy from July 11 through July 29, 2016. Red Flag is the premier air combat exercise where units from around the globe come together to increase their capability. Thank you to... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* The Peak Oil Paradox - Revisited Turkey Latest: Tens Of Thousands Purged; "Gulenist Media" Shut Down; Pilots Behind Russian Jet Downing Arrested WHITE HOUSE: Student debt is good for the economy BREXIT BETTING: Bookmakers are more sure than ever that Article 50 will never be triggered Doubt cast on nationality of German train attacker who purportedly appeared in an ISIS video Turkey blocks access to WIkiLeaks after 300,000 government emails were leaked to the world A Black Lives Matter protest turned into a BBQ with police after meeting with the police chief A... more »

Crucizide and Ivanka as a Palate Cleanser...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*Cruz proved to me that he was exactly what I suspected he was. * Vote your conscience, Ted? How about keeping your word? From my forays onto Fakebook and comment sections across the globe, the result of what he did allowed at least 50% of the Cruz supporters to vote for Donald J. Trump with a clear and happy conscience. You do not mess with Donald Trump or Paul Manafort. Heidi and Ted are not near as clever as they think they are. A few of my favorite quips about Cruz, followed by an excellent interview with Ivanka Trump to take the bad taste out of your mouth. Keith Koff... more »

3 Common Scams the Food Industry Uses to Hide Counterfeit Foods

Waking Times at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - The food industry has a number of tricks up their sleeve to keep their profits high and costs low.

"Chakrabarti Wouldn't Take Peerage From Blair/Brown "in Exchange for Your Silence"" but from Jeremy Corbyn?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/3tf3ZyZYlZI Fascinating.

Florida Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man Helping Mental Health Patient

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
An unarmed caretaker of an autistic man was shot and wounded by police in Florida while assisting his patient who had wondered off into the street. Therapist Charles Kinsey is shown in a video with his arms raised, lying on the ground next to his autistic patient, pleading with the police not to shoot at them. As he explains the situation to the police he is shot by an assault rifle and wounded in the leg. Charles Kinsey was retrieving a 23-year-old autistic man who had wondered off from a mental health center to play with a toy truck on the street. The Miami Herald reports: A few ... more »

Some people's ideas about quantum gravity are vaguely overlapping

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*LUX:* a new LUX paper finds nothing and improves (lowers) the upper limits on the nucleon-dark-matter cross section by a factor of 4 relatively to the best constraints in the past (also LUX, 2015). String/M-theory and quantum gravity are two faces of the same beast. String/M-theory is the honest, well-defined face that allows you to calculate everything accurately, to any precision, with a perfect predictive power, at least in principle. The predictions are constructed in the top-down fashion and this fact is explicit. It's also a face where the spacetime isn't guaranteed to exis... more »

World Class Douchebag

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Ted Cruz takes the throne. The public face of the Republican Party is right out of a Dickens novel. They have become makers of truth instead of speakers of truth. Ted Cruz epitomies the whack in the whack that quakes like a duck. I have no doubt when it comes to public policy Ted Cruz is the smartest guy in the room. He could have put all that brainpower to good use, instead he uses in in lazy huberis to baffle brains with his bullshit. For him to go to the Repulican National Convention and commit treason illustrates just how far his grasp on reality has become. Scary to think he w... more »

Zapatistas message 'For la Maestra, with affection'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
For la Maestra, with affection For la Maestra, with affection July 2016 Watch videos at .http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2016/07/15/for-la-maestra-with-affection/ To the maestras [female teachers] of the teachers in resistance: To the national and international Sixth: To the attendees and participants of the CompArte all over the world: Compas, hermanoas,[i] etcéteras: We

The Murder Rate has Plunged Since 1990 … But Big Gov Knows How to Turn That Around

William M Briggs at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Hand Gun Pointed Down - 900] Recent high-profile mass killings of citizens and police here in the U.S., combined with the immediacy of social media, has many people convinced that American civilization is unraveling. These people aren’t necessarily wrong, but it’s well to put events in... more »

China Warns Philippines Of 'Confrontation' On The South China Sea Dispute

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian/Reuters*:* South China Sea dispute: Philippines says China has warned of 'confrontation'* Foreign minister says Beijing refuses to discuss recent court ruling which rejected claims to almost all of South China Sea The Philippines has turned down a Chinese proposal to start bilateral talks, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, because of Beijing’s pre-condition of not discussing a court ruling that nullified most of its South China Sea claims. Perfecto Yasay said he had met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of a summit of Asian and European leaders on... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Spain seeks 'urgent' answers from London after nuclear sub collision https://t.co/txzob102GA — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 21, 2016

Is Turkey Another Intelligence Failure?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) at the U.S. ambassador's residence during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France in this December 1, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *Stephen Blank, Atlantic Council: Turkey*: *Another U.S. Intelligence Failure* A less-well known but vital outcome of NATO’s Warsaw summit was the Alliance’s decision to create an intelligence and security division from among its existing organizations. This move is long overdue. There is a plethora of threats facing Europe and the Uni... more »

(Chaotic Republicans Rule and Nominate The Fraudulent Don)  Republican Party Over?  (Donald Did Not Write Art of the Deal) Surprise! (28 Pages Put 9/11 Truths on Life Support) D.C. Madness Apparent  (Baton Rouge Redux) Frankenbanks Convention Poison Ivy? (Ill-Served Citizens Expose Brussels Bureaucrats)

The inestimable Driftglass strikes: (Springtime for Donald and Pence VP) . Holy Shit, It Really Was The Orange Wedding (tm) The Dream Dies: Karl Rove's Republican Century Already Over As The Donald Nominated at Republican Convention From the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch to an increasingly influential GOP financier Paul Singer, from those who fell short in 2016 - Ted Cruz

Amid Complaints From Parents, Virginia School Board Pauses New Transgender Policy

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Two closed restroom doors with gender symbol signs designating male and female public toilets.] After facing significant resistance from parents, a school board in Northern Virginia has decided to temporarily suspend the implementation of new regulations for accommodating transgender and gender nonconforming students. "Fairfax County Public Schools will keep handling transgender student matters with... more »

Christians Win In North Carolina, Take Down University Speech Code

Blake Neff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: College_of_Engineering_Building_II,_North_Carolina_State_University_(2013)__1469106216_71.164.139.145] A Christian group at North Carolina State University (NC State) won a substantial legal victory, as the university agreed to revise a speech code that blocked them from talking to fellow students without a permit. Until now, NC State's speech policy included... more »

What We Learned from Ted Cruz’s ‘Vote Your Conscience’ Line

Michael Brown at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: 5844354288_9027953931_b] A headline on Townhall.com read: "Analysis: Cruz Boos Dominate RNC’s Penultimate Night." That is certainly the media consensus, but the question is: What did we learn from Sen. Cruz's very public non-endorsement of Donald Trump? 1) Both The Drudge Report... more »

State Dept. Spends Taxpayer Money to Teach Irish About LGBT Activism

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Genderfluid Irish - 900] The U.S. Department of State wants to train activists from Ireland how to foster gay- and trans-friendly culture. A new exchange project developed by the State Department would bring "civil society activists and legal experts" in Ireland to the U.S. for two weeks of... more »

Against authors’ wishes, journal pulls study with errors, statistical mistake

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A rheumatology journal has retracted a paper about treating knee pain after an institutional investigation found a mistake in the statistical process. Over several months, the authors proposed a series of corrections to the 2014 study. However, the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD) decided that there were “unresolved concerns” about the reliability of the data, and […] The post Against authors’ wishes, journal pulls study with errors, statistical mistake appeared first on Retraction Watch.

EU Defies Brexit To Force Greenhouse Gas Targets On UK

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/20/eu-defies-brexit-force-greenhouse-gas-targets-uk/ This news seems to have slipped out under the radar. At least I don’t recall the BBC or Telegraph picking up on it. Breitbart however report: (AFP) – The EU unveiled national targets Wednesday for cutting greenhouse gases by 2030, insisting Britain is still legally required to help […]

Turkey Suspends European Convention On Human Rights

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Turkey will temporarily suspend its obligations under the treaty of the European Convention on Human Rights after announcing a three-month state of emergency following coup attempt. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Thursday that Turkey follows the example set by France, when it declared a state of emergency following ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris last November. Ukraine Today reports: Turkey will temporarily suspend the implementation of its obligations emanating from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in line with the declaration of a state of emer... more »

In Surprise Populist Move, GOP Platform Pushes Banking Law Advocated by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

KEN SWEET at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Piggy Bank Dollars] NEW YORK (AP) -- The Republican Party has taken a page straight out of the campaign books of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. What? No, we’re not kidding. In the party’s 2016 platform, the GOP advocates for reinstating the Glass-Steagall... more »

Israel Uses Facebook to Fight Terrorist Violence, But Free Speech Groups Say It Goes Too Far

TIA GOLDENBERG at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Mideast Israel Fighti_perr__1469104273_71.164.139.145] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Nine months ago, Dareen Tatour posted a poem to Facebook about her frustration over spiking violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Days later, Israeli police banged on her door in the middle of the night and arrested her,... more »

NYPD in Standoff With Man Suspected of Tossing Hoax Bomb Into Cop Car

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Police Line- 90000] NEW YORK (AP) -- Police negotiators are trying to talk to a man barricaded inside a vehicle in Manhattan, where he’s suspected of tossing a hoax bomb through the window of a police vehicle, authorities said Thursday. Chief of Department...more »

France’s New Law Weakens Unions, Empowers Employers

ANGELA CHARLTON at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: France Labor Standoff_perr__1469105288_71.164.139.145] PARIS (AP) -- French workers lost some of their famed labor protections Wednesday, as the government tries to keep up with the global economy by weakening union powers and giving employers more freedom to fire people and lengthen their hours.... more »

Turkish Lawmakers Set to Approve 3-Month State of Emergency

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Turkey Milita_perr__1469104864_71.164.139.145] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish lawmakers are expected Thursday to approve President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s request for a three-month state of emergency in the wake of last week’s failed coup. In an address to the nation late Wednesday, Erdogan announced... more »

Race to the Top for Tots: The Real Goal of Pre-K Education in the US

skrashen at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
USNews reported on research concluding that "Early education is a disaster in the US" because of low teacher compensation and preparation. The study misses the point. The goal of pre-K in the US is to provide the private sector with another area of opportunity for profit. This is working out very well for the greedy minority who make money selling useless products to the pre-K market. We are told that pre-K must be more academic, with more assessments and more materials, often involving expensive technology, in order to prepare children for the hard work they will have to do in kin... more »

Every Arch Villain Like Trump, Needs His Coward... Like Paul Ryan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
For well over a decade, we've be warning that Paul Ryan is Washington's most dangerous phony and we've watched with horror as a credulous and naive Beltway media has puffed him up based almost exclusively by judging his book by it's cover. No fangs? He must be cuddly. The Center for Economic and Policy Research never bought in and, in fact, just as Ryan was finishing his convention address Tuesday evening, pointed out that the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of Ryan's latest budget plan would eviscerate the federal budget so thoroughly that it would be able to pay for nothin... more »

Appeals Court Rules That Texas Voter ID Law Discriminates, Needs to Be Fixed

PAUL J. WEBER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: iStock_5814659_LARGE__1469103898_71.164.139.145] AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas’ strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must be weakened before the November elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, following claims that at least a half-million registered voters could have... more »

Whats going on in Incirlik

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Incirlik is the vital US air base in Turkey. Its armed with Nuclear weapons. Turkey seems to have it in a lockdown. Why is this not front page news? Oh yeah its important and may cause cognitive dissonance.

Florida Mosquitoes Being Tested for Zika to Confirm Case

JENNIFER KAY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Zika Related Death Ne_perr__1469100448_71.164.139.145] MIAMI (AP) -- Florida health officials have trapped mosquitoes in an area of Miami-Dade County and are testing them for Zika to confirm whether a woman with the virus could be the first person infected directly by a mosquito bite... more »

In the Shadow Of The Bomb: Conducting International Relations With The Threat Of Mass Murder

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 16 hours ago
CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Reseasrch, RINF “Some fell to the ground and their stomachs already expanded full, burst and organs fell out. Others had skin falling off them and others still were carrying limbs. And one in particular was carrying their eyeballs in their hand.” The above is an account by a Hiroshima survivor talking about the fate of her schoolmates. It was recently read out in the British parliament by Scottish National Party MP Chris Law during a debate about Britain's nuclear arsenal. In response to a question from another Scottish National Party MP, George ... more »

Green Deal energy loans had ‘abysmal’ take-up: MPs

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public/Philip Bratby http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36833235 From the BBC: The government’s energy efficiency loan scheme had an "abysmal" take-up rate because it had not been tested with consumers, MPs have said. The "Green Deal" ended last year after providing just £50m in 14,000 loans to households to […]

Despite Clinton Endorsement, Sanders Plans Closed-Door Meeting with His Delegates Before DNC

HOPE YEN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: DEM 2016 Convention S_perr__1469099099_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders plans to meet with 1,900 of his delegates right before the start of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, part of a series of meetings aimed at providing direction to his undecided supporters after he... more »

It’s Trump’s Moment to Talk to the Nation — And GOP Doubters

[image: APTOPIX GOP 2016 Conv_perr__1469098155_71.164.139.145] CLEVELAND (AP) -- It’s Donald Trump’s big moment to make his case to the country -- and to the many rattled doubters in his own party. The most important speech of his presidential campaign will bring down the balloons on... more »

The politics of delusion: Tourism Gains from China

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*Getting an oil change.* Tourists from China fell month to month and year on year again in June... May 327,254 June 271,478 Hong Kong and Macao tourists rose, however... May 125,302 June 143,276 Overall tourists fell as well, from 882K in May to 817K in June. That's more serious, than the always political and always transient flow of territorial imperatives from China. Note that the fall in Chinese tourists has made Hong Kong tourism equal to more than half of all China. The dramatic news of a bus fire that killed 24 tourists from China and two Taiwanese overshadowed another ... more »

Scots offshore wind ‘pretty much dead’, former minister claims

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t stewgreen http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-36842758 Britain’s energy strategy was in a big enough mess already! From the BBC: A former energy minister has claimed "offshore wind in Scotland is pretty much dead" after a legal challenge against four major projects. A judge upheld RSPB Scotland’s challenge to consent for turbines […]


Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Reload Demo* Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony J. Golembeski demonstrates to NATO forces how to properly execute a speed reload during Exercise Platinum Lion 16-4 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 12, 2016. This multinational exercise brings together eight NATO and partner nations. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kelly Street

The U.S. Air Force Cannot Afford To Build A New A-!0

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
A pair of U.S. A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft fly alongside a Slovak MiG-29 aircraft during a memorial service for Slovakian war hero Captain Baranski on July 15, 2016, at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia, during Operation Atlantic Resolve to demonstrate NATO's commitment to European security. (Photo by William Hopper/U.S. Air National Guard.) *DoD Buzz: **Air Force Can’t Afford F-35 But Wants a ‘Super’ A-10?* U.S. Air Force leaders have recently signaled an interest in developing a new aircraft dedicated to the mission of close air support as a replacement to the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt... more »

Afghan Soldiers Are Firing Their Weapons And Artillery Shells For The Scrap Metal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
An Afghan National Army soldier holds a position while patrolling the village of But Khak on the outskirts of Kabul May 15, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo *Reuters: **Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo* Zahir Jan, a scrap metal dealer in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, pays about 175 Afghani ($2.55) per kilo of spent cartridge casings and has no trouble finding supplies from poorly paid soldiers and policemen looking for extra cash. If they don't have enough on hand, he says they're happy to fire off their weapons for 5-10 minutes until he has wha... more »

The moral case against Jeremy Corbyn per Spectator Coffee House

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
A seriously good article in the Spectator http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/07/moral-case-jeremy-corbyn/ Here's an extract but do read it all. 'I can make a fair case for saying that Jeremy Corbyn is the most hypocritical and unscrupulous leader in Labour's history. His paid employment while he was an MP was nothing so elevated as corporate lobbying. It consisted of working for the propaganda stations of Russia and Iran. If you watch the YouTubevideos of Corbyn in action, you cannot pretend that he is challenging his paymasters or even politely expressing an alternative point o... more »

Texas Declare War On Black Lives Matter Terrorist Group

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Authorities in Texas are cracking down on the Black Lives Matter group, saying they will operate a policy of “zero tolerance” against homegrown threats of terrorism. Texas Governor Greg Abbot has teamed up with lawmakers to introduce the Police Protection Act, which he says will strengthen penalties for crimes committed against cops. Conservativetribune.com reports: “At a time when law enforcement officers increasingly come under assault simply because of the job they hold, Texas must send a resolute message that the state will stand by the men and women who serve and protect our co... more »

France May Bring Back Guillotine Executions For Radical Islamists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Following the recent terrorist attack in France, a senior French politician has announced his desire to re-introduce public executions by guillotine. As the country mourn the deaths of over 80 people who lost their lives following the Nice truck attack, Jean-Marie Le Pen told a press conference that the country “must restore the death penalty for terrorists with decapitation”. Thedailybeast.com reports: OK, so maybe he didn’t use the word “guillotine,” but what other decapitation method has existed in the country? Most commonly associated with the fate of Marie Antoinette and other... more »

Turkey To Purge Country Of ‘Undesirable Citizens’ Amid State of Emergency

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Turkish President Erdogan has announced plans to rid potentially hundreds of thousands of “undesirable citizens” from Turkey, amid a huge crackdown on dissidents in the country. Whilst Turkey remains in an official state of emergency, Erdogan has purged 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers following last week’s failed coup attempt. Zerohedge.com reports: The ongoing cleansing has also spooked Turkish investors sending local markets and the currency sliding on concerns Erdogan is going to far with his retribution. In response, Turkey said it would announce em... more »

Thousands Of Citizens Fund Legal Case Against Tony Blair

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Thousands of British citizens have raised enough money to help the families of dead British troops killed in Iraq to sue former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Over £70,000 was raised in one day after families launched a public appeal to fund legal action to hold Mr Blair accountable for crimes in Iraq. Dailymail.co.uk reports: The Iraq War Families Campaign Group has already raised more than one-third of its £150,000 target to ‘bring to justice those responsible for the war and the deaths of our loved ones’. Reg Keys, whose son Lance Corporal Tom Keys was murdered by an Iraqi mob in an... more »

Secret Navy Testing Causes Artificial 3.7 Earthquake Off Florida

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The US Navy have admitted to testing a secret weapon off the coast of Florida that caused a 3.7 magnitude earthquake this week. The quake was triggered by a man-made explosion in order for the military to test the seaworthiness of a new US Navy vessel. Rt.com reports: Asked about the reported earthquake on Monday, a public information officer for the Navy’s Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC said the agency was working on a statement it expects to release this week. Florida 'earthquake' was really a US Navy test which used a 10k-pound explosive charge – Daily Mail https://t.co/b...more »

Baton Rouge Shooter Was Prescribed Antidepressants

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The Baton Rouge shooter, Gavin Long, suffered from severe PTSD and had been prescribed multiple medications, including antidepressants, according to reports. Gavin Long went on a murderous rampage on Sunday killing three Baton Rouge police officers and injuring three others. According to a report by CNN, the shooter was on a cocktail of psychiatric drugs, including SSRI’s, that have been proven to worsen mental health problems. Thelastamericanvagabond.com reports: Two of the prescription medications prescribed to Long, Lunesta and Ativan, have an extended list of adverse side effec...more »

Top HSBC Bosses Arrested For Fraud

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A top HSBC boss has been arrested at JFK International Airport on suspicion of fraud amid a bout of mass arrests at the bank. Mark Johnson, HSBC’s global head of foreign-exchange cash trading, was arrested on Tuesday as he attempted to leave the United States. NBC News reports: He faces charges following a three-year investigation into currency trading practices at multiple global banks. In addition, Stuart Scott, the former head of the bank’s Europe desk, also faces wire fraud conspiracy charges, according to the New York Times, which also reported that Johnson and Scott made a $3 ...more »

Venezuelans Cry At The Sight Of Food

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*CNN*: *Hungry Venezuelans cry at the sight of food, as economic crisis deepens* *Venezuelans cried at the sight of fully-stocked supermarket shelves in Colombia.* Pregnant women, children and even elderly Venezuelans crossed into Colombia on Sunday after the border was temporarily reopened, allowing them to buy basic foods and toiletries -- rare commodities in their home country. Tearful Venezuelans had gone weeks without basic food items like milk, flour and toilet paper. It's a sad but common part of daily life today in crisis-ridden Venezuela, a country that has the world's l... more »

Vitamin D supplements 'advised for everyone' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36846894 includes this passage which sort of gives the game away. '... people whose skin has little exposure to the Sun, or who always cover their skin to go outside, should take the supplements throughout the year.' Yes we know who you mean, best not say though?

IMF Admit They Lied About Alleged Brexit Dangers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has admitted that it misled the public when they claimed that Brexit would cause the UK to plunge into a recession. The IMF now say that the British economy is on track to continue to grow by 1.7 per cent this year and a further 1.3 per cent next year. Zerohedge.com reports: That is weaker than the 1.9 and 2.2 per cent growth forecasts before the referendum, but the UK is still set to be the second-fastest growing economy in the Group of Seven industrialised nations this year – behind the United States – and third-fastest next year, behind the U... more »

Early Morning

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 22 hours ago
Having a pretty productive day yesterday as far as tackling my list of errands, I jumped at the opportunity to head out early this morning with one of my tenants who wanted to do a little fishing at a small pond just off the highway south of town. I haven't fished in a few years but I grabbed my binoculars and tagged along for some fresh air and to see what birds might catch my eye. It was pretty overcast and muggy and the mosquitos were rather annoying at times but I did spot a grey jay before I even got out of the truck. It's been three or four years since one has graced my year... more »

RNC Live-Tweeting

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 23 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s @mikeflannigan59, on loan from Ari) Quicken Loan Center, Cleveland--- *B*ack in 1894, Stephen Crane devoted an entire article, "Heard on the Street Election Night" in New York City by just walking through the crowd and collecting impressions and snippets of conversation. Here are mine: On the convention floor of the #RNCinCLE, there's a strange mix of flop sweat, body odor, Old Spice and bourbon. — MikeFlannigan (@MikeFlannigan78) July 20, 2016 Heard at the #RNCinCLE "Hey, boy, get my car. Yes, I AM aware you're Dr. Ben Carson." — MikeFlannigan (@MikeFlannigan... more »

Trump Steaks and Circuses on the Campaign Trail

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 23 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s @mikeflannigan59, on loan from Ari) Quicken Loan Center, Cleveland--- *L*ast night with about 500 delegates to spare, Donald Trump won the GOP nomination. In other unrelated news, bullshit still stinks. As proof that Trump doesn't respect the nominating process and just accepted the nomination as his due, he wasn't even at the convention. Or in Cleveland. Or even in the Midwest. Instead, Trump flew back to New York, offering instead to a deeply divided and fractious crowd a bloated satellite image of his umber super nova of a puss. Inspired by his wife's r... more »

Inside Report from Cleveland

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago

Turkey Update

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*The US is a Mushroom Nation* *Kept in the Dark with Sh!t thrown at it* *After about five days of total silence in the US Main$tream media, Americans are just beginning to learn that the Failed Turkish coup has extremely serious implications for their country...and for the global foreign policy that has been driving the planet since the Clinton years. Here is a brief update:* Incirlik Air Base: Post-Coup Power Cut Remains at U.S. Site Cryptogan posted a link to a story updating the situation at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. NBC is reporting that the power cut remains and the Air B... more »

July 20: A long day.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 23 hours ago
A reader sent me a post which I repeat here because you'll never find it in any North American newspaper. It's about the role Canada has taken on in Latvia. The language of this item is more strident and more loaded than the words I would have used. But the message is bang on. http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/15/canadas-liberal-govt-joins-natos-war-escalation/ Almost all that has been given as reasons for Canadian intervention in eastern Europe is lies. Indeed, for the U.S. to even suggest it feels a responsibility to protect democracy and to stop aggression would be laughable t... more »

Russian Researcher Announces at Swiss Press Club the Transmutation of Elements with Biochemical Processes

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
See why a gold based currency is a really bad idea? Gold is just an abstraction of *your value* in any case, and with transmutation now a fact, and replicators on the way... gold is just another metal... The experiments below were performed on nuclear wastes. But the principle should hold for all elements.

Roger Ailes, Along With All His Chins And Jowls, Is Being Fired From Fox, Possibly Friday

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Matthew Garrahan and Anna Nicolaou reported at the *Financial Times* that serial sex predator Roger Ailes is getting the heave-ho, courtesy of Rupert Murdoch & Sons, probably after the Republican convention. Two Fox males and a woman who looks like a man, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren-- 3 of the only on air people who were not forced to perform oral sex on Ailes-- have clauses in their contracts that would allow them to leave if Ailes does. "This means," warned the *Financial Times*, "a core team of on-air talent could follow Mr Ailes out of the door." Ailes ... more »

It’s not about *national* standards, it’s opposition to any real standards at all!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
There was a revealing convo about National Standards this morning on NatRad with the Educational Institute's president Louise Green who’s agin. The standards, she says “are just way too narrow.” That they’re still “on trial.” That they’re a “judgement” about a “milestone” that lacks the “richness” of something or other. To be fair, it wasn’t all that coherent [listen here.], especially when she started into the jargon about “OTJs,” “rich judgement,” “assessment tools,” and “learning conversations.” She then went on to say it was important to look at “not just reading, writing... more »

Ted Cruz shows he only cares about himself by not endorsing Donald Trump in GOP convention speech

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 1 day ago
*By MARC McDONALD* From CNN on Wednesday night: *"Ted Cruz sensationally withheld an endorsement of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor before he was upstaged in a power play by the GOP nominee himself."* In many ways, Cruz is the ultimate modern-day Republican. A lot of Republicans are greedy and care only about themselves. But Cruz takes it to a whole new level. Despite his rhetoric, he doesn't give a damn about the Constitution, or the GOP, or the voters, or anyone but himself. On Wednesday night, we saw exact... more »

Cruz Urges: Vote Conscience, Don’t Stay Home — But Stops Short of Endorsing Trump

Julie Pace & Jill Colvin at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ted Cruz at RNC convention - AP_16203062932972] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Stubbornly undercutting calls for Republican unity, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday night as he addressed the GOP convention, ignoring thunderous boos from furious delegates as he encouraged Americans to simply “vote your... more »

Cop Killer Describes Actions as ‘Necessary Evil’

Michael Kunzelman at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies release balloons at a noon vigil organized by municipal court workers in downtown Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 20, 2106, in honor of recent slain and injured sheriff deputies and police. Several police officers and sheriff deputies were killed and wounded Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police here, sparking nightly protests across the city.] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The man who ambushed and killed three law enforcement officers in Louisiana pu... more »

X22Report: US Gov/Central Bankers Have Lost The Narrative In The Middle East - Episode 1027b

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Erdogan the Don, in response to a question about what he will do with Gulen if he is extradited from Pennsylvania, answered "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."* *Video Title: US Gov/Central Bankers Have Lost The Narrative In The Middle East - Episode 1027b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: July 20, 2016. Description: * Police give speech and tell the people to let the police search your car and home and then complain later. France extends state of emergency for another 6 months. Wikileaks ready to expose the coup and is being hit by cyber attacks and Turkey blocks th... more »

Turkish Coup Plot Had Saudi-UAE Support, Was Stopped Due To Early Discovery By Sultan's Loyalists

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The collapsing monarchy of Saudi Arabia is afraid of the political threat represented by a popular and democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood regime in Turkey.* *Angry Arab - Saudi-UAE role in the Turkish coup: * It seems that my early hunch was correct: today Mujtahid of Saudi Arabia confirms that the Saudi regime and the UAE regime were directly involved in the Turkish coup and that UAE supplied millions to Gulen movement, and that UAE and Saudi media (including Al-Arabiyya) were part of the propaganda tools of the coup according to the plot. *An excerpt from, "What went wr... more »

17 Arrested in Flag-Burning Melee Outside GOP Convention

Michael R. Sisak & Michael Hill at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A law enforcement officer tries extinguish a burning American flag, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland, during the third day of the Republican convention.] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention. It was the most turbulent protest since the four-day convention began on Monday. The chaos briefly... more »

Faith, Politics and Mike Pence

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Vice Presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana stands on stage before the third day session of the GOP 2016 Convention, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Locher)] GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence makes no bones about the role of faith in his life. "I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order," he is fond of saying. As Pence takes to the stage Wednesday... more »

from the front lines, day 17

allan at wmtc - 1 day ago
I am very pleased to announce that we had an encouraging afternoon at the table -- enough that we are meeting again tomorrow. So finally, something hopeful to report. Maureen O'Reilly, President of 4948, TPL Workers Union, and Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario, were instrumental in breaking the impasse and getting us back to the table. I am so grateful for their help! And even more so for how much I've learned from them. *Change of Plans* Tomorrow and Friday, we are only picketing at Central, and only from 8-12. It's supposed to be scorching, and none of us should be out for ext... more »

After Running for Prom King, Girl Files Lawsuit to Use Boys’ Bathroom

Amber Randall at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Trans Boy Girl Prom Toilet Bathroom - 900] A girl from Wisconsin filed a lawsuit Tuesday against her school district for not letting her use the men's bathroom and refusing to refer to her by male pronouns. Ash Whitaker, a student who transitioned from a girl to a...more »

‘Back to the Soviet Era’: Putin’s New Law Could Lead to Religious Crackdown

Fred Lucas at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a joint news conference with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 17, 2016. (Sergei Savostyanov/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP)] In signing a new anti-terrorism law, Russian President Vladimir Putin could have authority to crack down on non-government-aligned churches, said Archbishop Andrew (Maklakov), administrator of the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church of America. The law that Putin signed on July 6... more »

Behind the Rise of Public School Costs: The Growing Number of Non-Teachers

Lindsey Burke & Benjamin Scafidi at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Children in Class, Elementary Student, Classroom, Teacher] How many non-teachers does a school district need? Since 1950, public schools all across America have added staff at a rapid rate -- much faster than their increases in students. Sure, there have been some increases in lead teachers that resulted... more »

British Nuclear Submarine Involved In Collision With A Merchant Ship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A picture taken on July 20, 2016 in the port of Gibraltar shows the nuclear submarine HMS Ambush (C) making an unscheduled stop in Gibraltar due to a sustained damage to its conning tower after hitting a vessel (AFP Photo/DM Parody) *The Guardian/Press Association*:* Nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine involved in collision* *No damage to HMS Ambush nuclear reactor or injuries to crew recorded after ‘glancing’ collision off coast of Gibraltar* A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine has been forced into port in Gibraltar after a collision with a merchant vessel. An immediate inve... more »

What Happens To The Smouldering Wreck Of The GOP After Trump?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Yesterday, far right New Hamphire ex-Senator Gordon Humphrey walked out of the convention when the roll call gave Trump the 1,237 votes he needed for the nomination, left the convention and said he is re-registering as an Independent. John Kasich, on the other hand, said he could still endorse Trump-- *if* he changed his posture on virtually everything, but especially Hispanics, trade, the national debut and Muslims. Trump operative Roger Stone announced he would actively work to defeat Kasich and Utah Senator Mike Lee. (Roger can contribute to rid the Senate of Mike Lee by backing... more »

Trump is Right: Repeal the Johnson Amendment That Muzzles Pastors

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Lyndon B. Johnson and Donald Trump] I was one of a small group of Catholics in attendance at the "Conversation About America's Future" on June 21, 2016, which featured Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson. Most of the 1,000 people in attendance were evangelical and charismatic... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... June 20 , 2016..... Quick Hits -- 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Bonds In Focus - US Debt , Junk Bonds , Corporate Debt Items To Consider ; Dow & S&P Make Another New Closing High - Turkey and Brexit Fears Mean What Precisely ? 2. Turkey Declares 3 Month State Of Emergency , Erdogan Purge Continues , Lira Still Under Pressure. 3.France Imposes 6 Month State Of Emergency Of Turkey. France S.F Soldiers Killed In Libya.- More Bad News For France , Soggy Fields Hits Wheat Crops - Locusts Next ? 4. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 3m 3 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Signal to buy bonds - always watch the messages from the Banks to the muppets and do the opposite ! fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Why SocGen Thinks There Is Less Than 1% Chance That 10-Year Yields Will Fall Below 1.1% http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-2 0/why-socgen-thinks-there-less-1-chance-10-year-yields-will-fall-below-11 … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 5m 5 minutes ago Some are still confused why junk bonds stopped correlating with oil since the start of June wh... more »

The U.S. Navy's Newest Aircraft Carrier Is Not Ready For Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
USS Gerald Ford *Bloomberg:* *Navy’s $12.9 Billion Carrier Isn’t Ready for Warfare, Memo Says* * USS Gerald Ford’s key systems have reliability issues * Aircraft launch and delivery systems may need to be redesigned The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier isn’t ready for warfare. The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford -- the most expensive warship ever built -- may struggle to launch and recover aircraft, mount a defense and move munitions, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. On-board systems for those tasks have poor or unknown reliability issues, according to a June 28... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Deniz Aribogan, The Nation*: *Why Turkey’s Coup Failed* The attempted coup challenged Erdoğan’s grip on power. Will he now grasp it more tightly or pivot towards some reform? July 15 was a day of firsts in Turkey’s political history. To be clear, waking up to the noise of an army tank is not an exceptional morning for Turkish citizens my age. Throughout my life, I have already witnessed four military interventions: in 1971, a “coup by memorandum”; in 1980, a “military coup d’état”; in 1997, a “military memorandum”; and in 2007, a “military e-memorandum.” Turkey’s military has lon... more »

Turkey’s Destabilization, called Here, Months Ahead of Sibel Edmonds Coup Talk

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
* Which is why the coup attempt, while a surprise, wasn’t*. *I laid out on November 19 and November 21/ 2014*- With some necessary background the reason it seemed obvious to me that *Turkey was being destabilized and it was only going to get worse*. From that time forward I wrote consistently about the destabilization of Turkey as it was ongoing- *This most recent attack, the coup, is one of many strikes against Turkey. * * I realize Sibel Edmonds has a way higher profile then this lowly blogge*r- and* I also realize there are many newer readers here who haven’t been around as long... more »

Right Side Broadcasting Live Stream of Convention

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
RNC LIVE STREAM- DAY 3- JULY 20, 2016- 7:00 PM ET* Speaker Schedule per RNC* *Laura Ingraham,* Radio Host *A former white-collar defense attorney and Supreme Court law clerk, Laura Ingraham is the most-listened-to woman on political talk radio. The Laura Ingraham Show is ranked in radio’s Top 10, and heard coast-to-coast in 225 markets. * *Phil Ruffin,* Businessman *Ruffin is an American businessman with diverse interests in real estate, lodging, manufacturing, energy, and retail enterprises. Ruffin started his business in 1959 with a single convenience store and quickly grew ... more »

Actor Robert Davi at GOP Convention on Trump and the War on Christian Free Speech

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Robert Davi RNC Jason Jones - 900]

India Deploys 100 Tanks In Remote Border Region With China

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Indian Army has deployed nearly 100 Russian made T-72 tanks to the disputed eastern border with China. Sputnik reports: The mountainous region of Ladakh, in northern India, lies in a tense location between disputed Kashmir and Tibet. In an effort to boost its military presence in the area, the Indian military has sent Russian-made T-72 tanks to Ladakh’s Chinese border. “The vast flat valleys along the mountain ranges allow for armored movement; besides, there has been an increase in the force levels across the border,” an unnamed military official told NDTV. The tanks have under... more »

Quote of the Day: Utilitarianism v Rights

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Right is a principle; utility is only a result. Right is a cause; utility is only an effect. Say to a man: you have the right not to be put to death or arbitrarily plundered. You will give him quite another feeling of security and protection than you will by telling him: it is not useful for you to be put to death or arbitrarily plundered.”*~ Henri-Benjamin Constant (1767–1830), *Principles of Politics* *.* [Hat tip Conza] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

RNC Protesters: "America was Never Great", throwing bags of urine, try to block entrance to convention site...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*what a bunch of useless dregs of humanity.* They don't care who they inconvenience or how much money in police, secret service, and clean up it costs hard working taxpayers. For them, it's all about *meeeeeeeeeeeee.* Notice in the video that the people holding the protest "fence" are all quite young. About every 20 or 30 young people, you'll see an old fart. Clearly these are all recruited and paid protesters with an old fart there to "manage" them. *America was never great? * I have a solution for you. Pack up yourself, your whole scummy inbred family, all your baby mamas... more »

Erdogan Announces State Of Emergency In Turkey

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey amid widespread purges. It follows in the aftermath of an attempted coup last Friday. The BBC reports: Recep Tayyip Erdogan said citizens should not have “the slightest concern with regards to democracy, rule of law, fundamental rights and freedoms”. The state of emergency would protect those values from attacks against them, he said, in a speech in Ankara. The president praised those who were killed fighting against the coup as “martyrs”. The nation would “never forget the bravery and sacrifice o...more »

Will Popular Marijuana Strains Become Like Fine Wines?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Steven Maxwell* - Highly tailored cannabis strains are beginning to resemble fine wine.

World News Briefs -- July 20, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, flanked by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (2nd L), deputy prime ministers Mehmet Simsek (L), Numan Kurtulmus (R) and Nurettin Canikli (2nd R), chairs a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, July 20, 2016. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS *BBC:* *Turkey coup attempt: State of emergency announced* Turkey's president has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed coup. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said citizens should not have "the slightest concern with regards to democracy, rule... more »

Outside the GOP Convention: Protests Cause Problems for Delegates at Arena

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Members of the California Highway Patrol stand watch at Public Square on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland, during the third day of the Republican convention.] CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Latest on demonstrations and gatherings outside the Republican National Convention (all times local): 5 p.m. Chaotic protests around the arena housing the Republican National Convention are making it difficult for some delegates to get inside. Police... more »

Psychopath for President?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*David Ludden Ph.D.* - The right mix of good and evil can take you far in life.

Unnecessary words

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
May I confess to a secret love. I love reading writing guides. Style guides. Guides to English usage. It’s true. My favourite is probably the guide to Modern Engish Usage known to its friends only as *Fowler’s,* to which Bill Bryson’s *Troublesome Words *is a useful complement ("Class, when do you use 'fewer' instead of 'less'?”) The best of them are pithy and incisive (I remember with affection Peikoff’s *Principles of Grammar* offering the example of subject and verb in a sentence: Governments coerce.”). So a friend who knew my love gave me a copy of *The Economist Style Gui... more »

Distracted Pokemon Go Player Crashes Into Police Car

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Maryland man driving a Toyota Rav-4 rear-ended a parked Baltimore Police Department patrol car while playing Niantic’s augmented reality app, Pokemon GO. A Police body cam captured the crash early Monday morning. CBS SF reports: According to the Baltimore Police Department, an officer was talking to two of his colleagues next to his parked patrol car following a service call around 3:30 a.m. Monday, when a gray SUV slammed into his vehicle. The officer’s body worn camera captured the crash, and video was posted on the department’s Twitter page. Shortly after the crash, the SUV dr...more »

From the GOP Convention: Patriotic Hula, to ‘God Bless America’

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Hula Jason Jones RNC - 900]

Esoteric Christianity - This is What Winning Looks Like

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
If, like me, the recognition of what has just fluttered past Zooey DeChanelle's big, moony eyes as it moved across the screen as a teaching section of Prince's crash-course training montage of how to love, how to be loved and how to be love, if that tripped any of your alarm warnings, red flags and early warning systems in your thinking, then *YOU ARE UNDER OCCUPATION*, whether you are ready or able to admit it to yourself or not. But so both were Denmark and Iceland, for years last century (by Nazi Germany and the US Military, respectively), and to no real descend able lasting il... more »

Appeals Court: Texas Voter ID Law Discriminates; Orders Fix

PAUL J. WEBER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ken Paxton - 900] AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas’ strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must quickly be scrubbed of those effects before the November election, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The ruling was a striking election-year victory... more »

Global Warming Expedition Stopped in Its Tracks by Arctic Sea Ice

Craig Boudreau at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Polar Ocean - 900] A group of adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists that recently started a journey around the North Pole in an effort to show the lack of ice, has been blocked from further travels by ice. The Polar Ocean Challenge is taking... more »

Cruz Backers Chant 2020, While Senator Says ‘I Don’t Know What the Future is Going to Hold’

THOMAS BEAUMONT & STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ted Cruz - 900] CLEVELAND (AP) -- To chants of “2020, 2020,” Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday left open the possibility of a second White House run even as Donald Trump arrived in Cleveland to accept the GOP presidential nomination. “I don’t know... more »

‘Garden of Eden’ Among New World Heritage Sites

The Stream at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Iraqis get off boats on July 14, 2016 in the Ahwar area in the southern Maysan province -- also known as the Iraqi Marshlands -- one of the world's largest inland delta systems. UNESCO has named Iraqi marshlands once ravaged by dictator Saddam Hussein as a World Heritage Site, a bright spot for a country where jihadists have repeatedly sought to wipe out history. The marshlands once stretched across some 20,000 square kilometres (7,700 square miles), but they were devastated after Saddam ordered them drained in the 1990s to stop them being used as hideouts by Shiite guerrill... more »

21 Quotes From the Christian Gathering That Brought Hundreds of Thousands to DC

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Together 2016] Hundreds of thousands of people filled the National Mall on Saturday, gathering together for a national "reset." Event goers united in prayer and worship throughout the day. The free event, called Together 2016, featured a lineup of more than 40... more »

Parents Won’t Sue Disney Over Son’s Death by Gator

MIKE SCHNEIDER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: boat - 900] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The parents of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World said Wednesday that they don’t plan to sue the Florida theme park resort over the death. Matt and Melissa Graves of Omaha, Nebraska,... more »

Math teacher bashing on yahoo news.

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Response to an article on math teacher bashing, published at the Hechinger report and carried ON YAHOO NEWS!! "We’d be better at math if the U.S. borrowed these four ideas for training teachers from Finland, Japan and China." Mr. Tucker and author Mr. Felton need to look at the research. When we control for the effects of poverty, American students do quite well on international tests of math. Our overall scores are unspectacular because there is so much child poverty in the US. Countries and areas with high math scores have much lower rates of poverty. Poverty means food deprivat... more »

It's not too early to start planning what to do with the "leap second" we'll be getting New Year's Eve

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Tim Hornyak took this photo in Tokyo on June 30 of last year, as this clock presumably ticked down to the addition of the last leap second.* *by Ken* You know how we're always complaining that our lives are so tightly scheduled that we don't have a second to spare? It's in thi spirit that, ever since I heard the news that a "leap second" is being added to the official time-keeping apparatus on New Year's Eve -- so that instead of clocks going from 11:59:00 to 12:00:00 they're going to go from 11:59:59 to 11:59:60 and *then* on to 12:00:00 -- I've been barely able to contain my ex... more »

Deserters And Draft-Dodgers Flee Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
New Syrian army recruits carry their plates as they march before heading for their Iftar (breaking fast) meals at a military training camp in Damascus, Syria June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki/File Photo *Reuters*: *Seeing No Future, Deserters And Draft-Dodgers Flee Syria* Nasser lifts another cigarette to his mouth with a scarred left hand, chain smoking and watching action films on a grainy TV at his friend's flat in a Beirut suburb. Since deserting President Bashar al-Assad's army he mostly avoids venturing outdoors. Shrapnel from a rebel shell ripped into his knuckles when he... more »

Europeans And Russians Are Talking About War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Jill Dougherty, Wilson Center:* *War Fever* Recently, I grabbed a taxi in Moscow. When the driver asked me where I was from, I told him the United States. “I went there once,” he said, “to Chicago. I really liked it.” “But tell me something,” he added. “When are we going to war?” The question, put so starkly, so honestly, shocked me. “Well, I hope never,” I replied. “No one wants war.” At the office I ask a Russian employee about the mood in his working-class Moscow neighborhood. The old people are buying salt, matches and “gretchka,” (buckwheat) he tells me - the time-worn refug... more »

International Outrage Over U.S. Backed Syrian Rebels Filmed Brutally Beheading A Child

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:** And these are the 'good guys'! Sickening video shows US-backed Syrian rebels taunting and then brutally beheading a young boy because he was a 'spy'* * WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT * Nour al-Din al-Zenki thug decapitates boy accused of being a child soldier * Boy was arrested for being a spy for government-supporting group al-Quds * Fighters laugh and joke before beheading the boy in the back of an SUV * Executioner shouts 'Allahu Akbar' meaning 'God is great' after killing child Fighters from a US-backed Syrian militant group have been filmed brutally beheading a child... more »

Are Turkey's Military Bases Safe For U.S. And Western Forces?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Inside Story:* *Are Turkey's military bases safe after the failed coup?* *Several high-ranking officials from the Incirlik airbase were arrested over alleged involvement in the failed coup.* The Turkish government says it has regained control of the country and the army after Friday's failed coup. But its effects are still being felt in the region and beyond. Turkey is a long-time ally of the United States and an important member of NATO. And the impact of the attempted coup was felt almost immediately by the US military when Turkey cancelled its air operations at the Incirlik a... more »

Turkey Bans Ìslamic Funerals`For Dead Coup Supporters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 *Mirror:* *Turkey 'bans Islamic funerals' for dead coup supporters as government warns thousands of imams off performing ceremonies* Turkey has reportedly banned Islamic funerals for dead coup supporters and warned imams not to carry out the ceremonies. Hundreds of people were killed in the apparent attempted coup last Friday which was crushed by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Reli... more »

Turkey`s Government Fears A Second Military Coup Attempt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Independent*: *Turkey government fears second military coup attempt as purge removes many army commanders* *A third of generals detained as President Erdogan finds plot reaches into his inner circle, says Patrick Cockburn* Turkish leaders are fearful that there may be a second attempt at a military uprising in Turkey following the failure of the recent coup. Several important military units are confined to their bases and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been slow to return to Ankara from Istanbul, apparently because the capital has not been deemed completely secure. Fear... more »

One of Hillary’s Top VP Picks Also Destroyed Emails, Used a Secret Account

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this May 9, 2016, file photo, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack interviews with local media during his visit to The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Center for Telehealth in Lebanon, NH.] One of the top candidates being considered for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Running mate in 2016 has had some email problems of his own. Tom Vilsack, the former governor of Iowa and President Barack Obama's current secretary of... more »

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