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Friday, July 22, 2016

22 July - Blogs I'm Following

The War on Drugs Has Made Policing More Violent

The laws and tactics employed to fight the Drug War have transformed police officers from those who protect and serve to a force that, too often, actively searches the innocent and seizes for profit.

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July 22: Us Very Imperfect Humans.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 9 minutes ago
Again, I shall be off to sea and sand for this weekend. __________________________________________________________________________ Man murders 50 in Orlando nightclub. News media go wild for days, even weeks, in covering it. Two men murder over a million people, including thousands of their own nationals. They also create millions of refugees of whom thousands die of exposure, starvation, drowning as they attempt to flee. It makes some headlines - for a day. Now, it's forgotten. As a result of the Chilcot report, there cannot be the slightest doubt that Tony Blair and George Bush... more »

The SCS Tribunal Demagoguery Continues...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 12 minutes ago
*Shijhuo town above Chiayi* On the 20th legislators from both the KMT and DPP headed out to Taiping Island, or Itu Aba as the world knows it, to demonstrate sovereignty on the taxpayer dollar. Taiwan Today reported: Lawmakers Chen Ting-fei, Lo Chih-cheng, Tsai Shih-ying and Wang Ting-yu of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, as well as Chiang Chi-chen, Hsu Chih-jung, Huang Chao-shun and Lu Yu-ling from the main opposition Kuomintang, flew from southern Taiwan’s Pingtung Airport to Taiping Island on a military transport aircraft. During a roughly two-hour visit, the legislator... more »

Is A Republican Congress Or A Democratic Congress More Likely To Keep Trump In Check?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Indiana's somewhat senile retiring lobbyist-turned-senator, Dan Coates, called Ted Cruz "a wrecking ball" yesterday and added gratuitously that "he's the most self-centered, narcissistic, pathological liar I’ve ever seen." He went on to accuse Cruz of trying to hurt the Republican Party. Trump's convention looks like a train wreck to me but tentative polling shows there were morons watching all over the country who were impressed and that he may be making headway against the Democrats' own horribly flawed, weak candidate. The video up top was released yesterday by the cash-strapp... more »

Busy Guy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*An excerpt from, "BREAKING! Same Israeli photo-propagandist pre-positioned in Nice AND NOW MUNICH" Veterans Today, July 22, 2016: * We covered lots of false flag stories in the above broadcast…but we just can’t keep up with the bad guys! Just an hour after the show ended, news broke of a new (likely false flag) shooting in Munich. And wouldn’t you know it – it looks like Richard Gutjahr, the same Zionist photo-propagandist who was pre-positioned to film the Nice truck attack is now pre-positioned in Munich as well! A source writes: Dear Kevin Barrett. The photographer who was activ... more »

"Worse Than ISIS"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*The imbeciles who make up the Syrian opposition movement are too busy currying favour with the CIA, Pentagon, Israeli generals, Turkish spies, Qatari businessmen, and Saudi royals to think about the really important factor in this war: the diverse peoples of Syria.* The U.S., France, England, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Israel, and Jordan are backing Islamist groups in Syria who themselves say that they are "worse than ISIS." The group who beheaded the Palestinian child was even *supplied with TOW missiles by the CIA*. The evil scumbags have no morals, no honour, and no cod... more »

France’s Recipe for Endless Islamic Terror (David Wood) + Terror Attacks Are The New Normal For Europe

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Video Title: France’s Recipe for Endless Islamic Terror (David Wood). Source: Acts17Apologetics. Date Published: July 21, 2016. Description: * Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was a Tunisian Muslim living in France. After suddenly becoming more devout in his Islamic faith, Bouhlel drove a truck into a crowd of men, women, and children, who were celebrating Bastille Day in the city of Nice on July 14, 2016. Bouhlel's family and friends have questioned his sincerity by pointing out that he didn't pray, didn't fast, ate pork, drank alcohol, etc. However, since many recent terrorist attacks i... more »

Caesar Trump Proclaims Himself The People's Voice; Supreme Leader's Advisor Fears A Second Israel In Middle East; Sultan Erdogan Remolds Turkey's Military In His Own Image

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*The law and order candidate vs the crime and chaos candidate. * *America, this is the best you could do? Jesus Christ. Get some new parties. There is so much political talent in America who are not served well by the two corrupt parties and the dysfunctional U.S. political system. Jill Stein and Gary Johnson are just two recent examples. The Democrats and Republicans have overstayed their welcome. Hopefully by 2020 they will be long forgotten along with this election cycle.* *An excerpt from, "Trump Accepts Nomination: Americanism, Not Globalism Will Be Our Credo" By Tim Hains, Re... more »

Report: Russia Deliberately Bombed An Outpost Near The Jordanian Border That Is Used By U.S. And British Special Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Daily Mail *WSJ: **Russia Bombed Base in Syria Used by U.S.* An outpost near the Jordanian border that is used by U.S. and British special forces was hit by the airstrikes last month When Russian aircraft bombed a remote garrison in southeastern Syria last month, alarm bells sounded at the Pentagon and the Ministry of Defense in London. The Russians weren’t bombarding a run-of-the-mill rebel outpost, according to U.S. officials. Their target was a secret base of operations for elite American and British forces. In fact, a contingent of about 20 British special forces had pulled o... more »

Russia Bombed Base in Syria Used by US & UK Special Forces

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 3 hours ago
*The shooting at the mall in Munich, Germany, made me think about the Kenya mall shooting?* If anyone wants to share thoughts on that do so in the comment section- I'm not feeling well enough to dig into Munich- Dental pain- ouch! I look like a chipmunk, one side pouch full, with bruises. Making jokes at my own expense :) *That said, the news item below certainly piqued my interest*! Last month, Russia, it's being claimed,* bombed a base used by US/US special forces in Syria*- This occurred around the time there was that big kerfuffle about Russia striking the locale of the so ca... more »

Hillary Clinton Chooses Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as Running Mate

KEN THOMAS & ALAN SUDERMAN at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this July 14, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks at a rally at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)] TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket. In a text message to supporters, the presumptive Democratic... more »

Latest Munich Attack An ‘Inside Job’ To Stop Citizen Uprising

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
At least ten people have been killed in a major shooting in Munich, Germany, in what appears to be an attempt by government forces to quell the popular citizen uprising. The shooting took place in a fast food restaurant at the Munich Olympia Shopping Center at around 6 p.m. local timer on Friday. The shooting comes just two days after citizens in Germany began protesting the government and taking to the streets en masse. Subsequently, German authorities have declared a state of emergency as they try to restore order and investigate the shooting. “There are still people in the shopp... more »

Leaked DNC Emails Show Orchestrated Anti Bernie Sanders Campaign

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A new batch of internal DNC emails have been released by Wikileaks that conclusively prove that the Democratic party colluded with Hillary Clinton to suppress Bernie Sanders from being nominated. The emails, dating back to April 2016, show that senior Democratic National Committee members emailed each other incessantly, devising plans to rubbish Senator Sanders to “get him out the way”. Theintercept.com reports: In May, chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (DWS) reacted to an MSNBC anchor criticizing her treatment of Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary by tryin... more »

World War 3: Russian Bombers Hit U.S. Base In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Russian bombers have repeatedly bombed a US airbase in Syria used by secretive elite American and British forces. The Russian strikes on the CIA-linked base were part of an operation by Russia to force the U.S. to cease its support of ISIS in Syria, and a warning signal that Russia was fully prepared to deal with a World War 3 scenario if America continued on the same course. Fox News reports: Despite the fact that some forces could have been killed and the bombing dampened relations between Russia and the Pentagon and CIA, the White House and State Department still persued a compr... more »

Will Hillary's Choice Of Kaine As Running Mate Push Progressive Voters Towards Jill Stein?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Do you agree with Trump about *anything*? Even when he gets something right-- TPP for example-- his objections are not credible and invariably for all the wrong reasons. Well, he's wrong about Hillary too-- no matter what he says... and he's said everything! In terms of the election, all anyone really has to know is that however bad she is-- even after filtering out all the GOP/Hate Talk Radio slander and nonsense-- she is in all ways and on any day the far, far lesser evil than he is on his best day. There are some pros and some cons about a Hillary Clinton presidency. The only ... more »

Civil War Returns To Mali

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Senegalese police officers serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), patrol the streets of the city of Gao, in Mali. UN Photo/Marco Dormino *Al Jazeera*: *Mali: Up to 20 dead as fighting threatens peace deal* Pro-government militia and Tuareg rebels clash in northern town of Kidal, raising fears for a fraying peace agreement. Up to 20 people have been killed and at least 40 others wounded, according to health workers, in two days of fighting in northern Mali threatening a shaky year-old peace deal. The Tuareg-dominated Coordination of... more »

French Citizens Gear Up For Civil War Against Orwellian Government

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
French citizens are preparing for a civil war in France in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Nice and Munich. A French city councillor has warned that as tensions in France run high, memberships of gun clubs have risen dramatically. Infowars report: In an article entitled What next? Could France be facing a civil war?, author Jonathan Miller, who is an elected council member in the village of Caux, asserts that the Nice truck attack has “shaken France to the brink of a terrifying escalation.” Warning that France “may be on the edge of something resembling a civil war,” Mill... more »

Global Warming Scientists Stunned, Arctic Ice Proves Them Wrong

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A group of global warming advocates were left stunned during an expedition to the North Pole, as their ship was blocked from further travel by a wall of ice. The Polar Ocean Challenge aimed to prove that global warming “is real” by taking a two month journey from Bristol, Alaska, to Norway, then to Russia through the North East passage, back to Alaska through the North West passage, to Greenland and then finally back home to Bristol. Dailycaller.com reports: Their objective, as laid out by their website, was to demonstrate “that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far now in... more »

CIA Agent: U.S. Government Feed Fake 9/11, ISIS Stories To Media

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A former CIA agent has revealed that the U.S. government routinely feeds fake stories to the mainstream media about 9/11 and ISIS in order to hide the truth about what’s really going on from the pubic. We are living in an age where our governments punish whistelblowers such as Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, who reveal the truth about what’s really happening in the world. Collective-evolution.com reports: Over the past few years alone, we’ve seen many insiders share information in order to educate the masses about what’s really happening on our planet. Simply put, our word is sh... more »

World Health Organisation: Household Chemicals Kill 1 In 4 People

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report that says 1 in 4 deaths are as a result of chemicals found in common household products. The WHO have confirmed that 25% of deaths in the U.S. are attributed to living and working in a toxic environment – with air pollution being the greatest threat to health. Diet, personal care, and common household products all pose a very real risk to you and your family’s health. Mercola.com reports: Repeated tests have confirmed that those who eat primarily organic foodstend to have far lower levels of toxins in their system. Your choi... more »

The 13 Illuminati Families That Run The World Today

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
As the powerful elite continue their plan for total control over humanity and the planet’s limited resources, a family of 13 illuminati bloodlines continue to secretly pull the strings behind the scenes. The masses remain ignorant of the fact that these shadowy forces behind the New World Order agenda are set to wreak havoc and destruction across the planet in the next few years. Humansarefree.com reports: Somewhere near the very top of the pyramid, an extremely elitist organisation known as the Council of the 13 families orchestrates all of the major world events. As the name sugges... more »

Tonights Movie Is 'By Dawn’s Early Light'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*From Wikipedia*: By Dawn’s Early Light (AKA The Grand Tour) is an HBO Original Movie, aired in 1990 and set in 1991. It is based on the 1983 novel Trinity's Child, written by William Prochnau. The film is one of the last to depict the events of a fictional World War III before the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

In ‘Uncharted’ Period of Violence, Police Change Tactics but Keep Perspective

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: police crosses - 900] As police around the country grapple with recent violence against their own, Chief Brandon del Pozo of the Burlington Police Department in Vermont is requiring his officers to pair up when responding to calls for service, as a method for... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ... June 22 , 2016... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News For Friday : US Manufacturing PMI Data ; EZ PMI - Manufacturing & Composite Data Sets , German PMI Data Sets , Italian Industrial Orders & Sales Data , France PMI- Composite & Services Data Sets , UK - PMI Services / Manufactured Input Prices. 2. German Terror Attack In Munich. 3. Turkey Items For Today. 4. UK - Brexit , UK Politics. 5. Greece - Items De Jour. 5. Refugee Crisis Items For Friday. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Christophe Barraud* ‏@C_Barraud 8h 8 hours ago #US JULY PRELIMINARY MARKIT #MANUFACTURING PMI: 52.9 V 51.5E (highest since Oct. 2015) - Employment 53.4 v 52.3 m/m (12-month high) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 14h 14 hours ago German Markit/BME Manufacturing PMI Jul P: 53.7 (est 53.5; prev 54.5) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 14h 14 hours ago German Markit/BME Services PMI Jul P: 54.6 (est 53.2; prev 53.7) $EURUSD *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 14h 14 hours ago Eurozone Markit Manufacturing PMI Jul P: 51.9 (est 52.0; prev 52.8) *Live... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Iraqi security forces wait for vehicles traveling to Mosul to fight against Islamic State militants at an Iraqi army base in Camp Taji in Baghdad, Feb. 21, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Saad/File Photo) *Laura Rozen, Al-Monitor*: *Planning for the 'day after' Mosul* WASHINGTON — With plans advancing for the battle to retake Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, from the so-called Islamic State (IS), the military campaign to seize territory is making such rapid progress in Iraq and Syria that it now presents a daunting challenge: how to get humanitarian and political preparations to ca... more »

President Obama, Hillary Clinton, And Donald Trump Respond To Today's Massacre In Munich

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail:** Grinning Obama JOKES during statement on Munich carnage as he shifts gears to say he'll miss daughter Malia when she leaves the nest for college* * President Obama briefed law enforcement Friday afternoon on the unfolding mass-murder in Munich, Germany * He noted how terrorism undermines people's freedoms and lifestyles in the absence of good law enforcement * Then Obama wisecracked about daughter Malia leaving the nest for college, drawing laughter from the entire room * Unfazed, he shifted gears back to the somber subject matter * Obama had held a joint press confer...more »

Munich Mall Massacre -- News Updates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail:** 'Boom boom boom - he's killing the kids': Gunman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' executed children in Munich McDonald's before rampaging through shopping mall leaving NINE dead then fleeing * * A number of people have been killed and another 10 people are injured after gunmen went on a shooting rampage * Police operation is ongoing in Munich, with the force warning people to stay in their homes and avoid public spaces * Terrified shoppers were seen running for their lives from the Olympia Shopping Centre after hearing gunshots * Witnesses said that the shopping centre gunman... more »

Munich Attackers Out To Kill “F**king Migrants” Witness Reports

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Eye witness reports are saying that Munich terrorists were shouting anti-migrant slurs in German before shooting nine people dead at a mall in the city of Munich, Germany, on Friday. An eyewitness report in German media claims one of the terrorists was wearing military-style boots and screaming “Scheib Auslander,” German for “F**king Migrants,” saying that he was German. A video of people running away from one of the Munich gunmen as he opens fire outside a restaurant has surfaced online. Sputnik reports: An eyewitness told German media that one of the attackers, outfitted with mili... more »

Pokemon Go Interrupts US State Department Briefing

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
During a US State Department press briefing on ISIS a reporter was called out by spokesman John Kirby for playing the augmented reality game Pokemon Go. CNN reports: “You’re playing the Pokemon thing right there, aren’t you,” State Department spokesman John Kirby asked a reporter during the daily briefing. Kirby had been in the middle of discussing ongoing efforts by the anti-ISIS coalition to fight the terror group. The reporter, who hasn’t been identified, responded, “I’m just keeping an eye on it.” Kirby resumed talking about the coalition — saying the fight “won’t be easy” and t... more »

Court: Obamacare Birth Control Mandate Violates Religious Rights

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments on Little Sisters of the Poor's Religious Freedom Challenge to Obamacare] JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance. The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Judge... more »

Germans, Others are Frustrating Munich Attackers on Twitter by Posting Cat Pictures

Alan Eason at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Munich_cats_900] We have all heard about cat pictures on the Internet. But as a weapon against terrorism? Germany is currently enduring its second suspected terror attack in a week, and our prayers are with the people of Munich. With the incident... more »

Oceans’ Changing Electromagnetic Environment a Killing Field for Mammals

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Christopher Fontenot* - We're already seeing serious consequences for our misuse of electromagnetic vibrations.

Who Goes There...?

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago

The Resilience of Love in the Shadow of Auschwitz

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Holocaust - 900] OSWIECEM, POLAND -- The first thing you notice as you approach Auschwitz, the former Nazi concentration camp here, are the billboards for real estate, the Italian restaurant, the snack bar. Down the block, in a park, children are playing. Life goes...more »

Trump Goody Bags Containing Fetus Dolls Handed Out At Convention

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Journalists were given something to remember Trump’s nomination for president at last night’s Republican National Convention with. A bag containing a fetus figurine. Trump gift bags containing goodies including tiny models of plastic fetuses among other things were handed out to all attendees. News Talk reports: Contained within a canvas tote bag with the logo Trump 2016 emblazoned on the side were glass tumblers, a copy of Trump’s book Crippled America, caps with his slogan “Make America Great Again”, a packet of Kleenex tissues, and the foetus model. Republican convention delegate...more »

Employee Who Identifies as Transgender Told to Use Unisex Bathroom, Moves to Sue

Amber Randall at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: gender identity sign - 900] A transgender employee at the Iowa Women's Prison filed a complaint Thursday that she is being discriminated against because she can't use the restroom according to her "gender identity." Jesse Vroegh, a nurse who transitioned from female to male, filed a complaint... more »

Spooky Electric - Is There Someone Inside You?

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
*That's When I Realised I had to Challenge them with Love."* "So what are we gonna do? If you want to change things, the first thing you have to change is yourself. Because if you don’t change yourself, you will take on the world as if it is yourself – and fuck up. You will really fuck up, because you don’t understand your own dark side. If you don’t understand your own weird, shitty side.. if you don’t understand the fact that there’s someone in there who will kill your mother, if need be – if you can’t take that on; if you can’t take that on board and realise that Charles M... more »

It's lucky the WTC 9/11 Memorial is perfect, 'cause its overseers insist nothing can be changed

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*"9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels . . . said the sculpture couldn't be placed inside the hallowed grounds." 'It's just not a part of the design of the memorial plaza itself,' said Daniels, who added that they are unable to add objects not part of the original plans."* *-- from Ben Fractenberg's May 15 DNAinfo report (see below)* *From the PWP Landscape Architecture website*: "*The National September 11th Memorial commemorates the victims of the attacks at the Pentagon, at Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the World Trade Center site, both on September 11, 2001, and February ... more »

A desert of physical activity in DC’s #Ward7

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 8 hours ago
We have a new desert. Not food deserts this time, but a desert of physical activity. From the DCist: The latest desert that District residents must contend doesn’t involve food, but instead exercise. The Active Kids, Healthy Community initiative has created maps that detail the lack of safe spaces for physical activity by ward. […]

Manhunt Underway After At Least 6 Killed In Munich Shooting

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Police in Germany are engaged in a huge anti-terror manhunt in the city of Munich after six people were killed in a shooting at a shopping mall. The six deaths at the Olympia mall were confirmed by police. There were several others wounded in the rampage which has been described by police and media reports as “suspected terrorism” Authorities shut down public transportation and warned people to stay home or seek protection. The BBC reports: The attackers are still on the run. Witnesses said they had seen three with guns. Police urged people to avoid public places. Shop workers are s... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 8 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Elon Musk's Plan for Post-Fossil Fuel Era Turkey will temporarily suspend the European Convention on Human Rights Sharia In Denmark George Soros Doubles Down: Accept 300k Refugees Costing $30Bn, Or Risk EU Collapse Wikileaks Is About To Expose The Turkish 'Coup', But Someone Is Trying To Silence Them Erdogan Declares Three Month "State Of Emergency", Warns S&P "Don't Mess With Turkey" Energy Is The Reason Europe Is Still Backing Erdogan 100 Jihadis Enter Syria From Turkey Each Week, French Intelligence Finds The Oddly "Inconsistent" Event That Has Turkey Won... more »

Ireland To Prosecute Top Banker Who Was Hiding In The US

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The former chief executive of the Irish Anglo Bank has been extradited from the United States and brought in front of a Dublin District Court in Ireland to face charges for his part in the 2008 financial crisis. David Drumm was found in Boston late in 2015 and arrested. The former banker faces over 30 charges related to a circular lending scheme that involved authorizing billions in loans to be invested back into the bank, artificially propping up its share price. Humans Are Free reports: Held in Federal Custody, Drumm originally fought extradition to Ireland but recently withdrew h... more »

US Navy Vet Held Hostage In NY Motel For 4 Years

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
An 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran was held hostage in a squalid New York motel room for four years for his benefit payments. The Korean War veteran suffers from dementia and had his pension and Social Security checks stolen by a man who held him hostage for four years at a motel in Highland Falls using intimidation and brute force, officials said on Thursday. People reports: In video filmed by witness Natasha Blanc, a man police have identified as Perry Coniglio, 43, can be seen berating and forcing Navy veteran David McClellan back into a room at the U.S. Academy Motel, near Wes...more »

Government Report: Six Years in and Obama’s Wall Street Reforms Aren’t Working

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement regarding the Orlando mass shooting on June 12, 2016 in Washington, DC.] Six years after President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act, the massively expanded regime of federal regulation of the financial services industry isn't working as promised, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act --... more »

The Blind Man

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago

Greenland - Any Questions...?

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
The planet is not in danger. *We are.* *The planet’ll survive.* The planet’s been through, like, ammonia atmospheres and impossible-to-live-on, and everything dead – and it gets its way back out of it. *We’re in Danger. * *Or so we think, because our hubris tells us that * *We Are in Danger. * Our hubris tells us that *We’re about to destroy The World; * *We’re gonna destroy The Planet; * *We’ll fuck The Atmosphere.* No. We’ll fuck *our* atmosphere. But some trilobites’ll come along and live in anything we create. So that is *not *the problem.

Fatally Flawed Survey on C225, "Cassie and Molly's Law"

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 9 hours ago
It's a truism because it's true: You get what you pay for. Cathay Wagantall, sponsor of the latest sneak attack on abortion rights, C225, glurgily nicknamed "Cassie and Molly's Law," bought six questions on a Nanos omnibus poll. Here's her media release trumpeting the results. According to the Nanos poll, a majority of Canadians are in favour of Cassie and Molly’s Law, with nearly 70% of respondents saying that they support a law that would make it a separate crime to harm or cause the death of a preborn child while harming a pregnant woman. The release contains no links, no detail... more »

Youths Protest Water Pollution from Klamath Strait Drain

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Youths Protest Water Pollution from Klamath Strait Drain by Dan Bacher  Friday Jul 22nd, 2016 10:29 AM "As a Yurok Tribal member, I am deeply affected by what happens on the Klamath River," said Stoney McCoy, a 16 year-old Yurok Tribal Youth Council member. " What I saw today coming out of the Klamath Strait Drain made me sick to my stomach, I will fight for as long as it takes to

Alameda Becomes Fifth California County to Ban Fracking

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Li-hsia Wang, grandmother and pediatrician, speaks to the Board of Supervisors in favor of the fracking ban. Photo by Ella Teevan, Food and Water Watch. Alameda Becomes Fifth California County to Ban Fracking by Dan Bacher In a state where Big Oil is the largest and most powerful corporate lobby and the governor is committed to the expansion of fracking, California anti-fracking

Political Re-Alignment In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
Iraq is currently facing deep ceded political divisions. Old alliances are being torn apart, while long-time rivalries are coming to the fore again. This is happening within all three major alliances amongst the Sunnis, Kurds and Shiites. This will lead to increased instability and political stalemate until the parties re-align themselves into new coalitions. The Kurdish parties used to have a rough consensus and acted as a unified bloc in Baghdad, but that is now breaking down. For years the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) divided up the adm... more »

Raising awareness

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
When the BBC doesn’t report a story that other news outlets do, it forces ‘bias bloggers’ into negative territory. Why are you commenting on non-BBC stuff which is none of your business? people might ask. "It’s technically called ‘bias by omission’ " one might reply. I don’t think the BBC reported anything about the latest insult that the controversial NUS president Malia Bouattia handed out to Jewish students the other day. She had the casting vote on whether Jewish Students should be allowed to select their own rep. on a racism committee. Needless to say she voted no. *"Chil... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Stuck in meetings today. Blogging will return later today. *Update:* I will be updating this story when I resume blogging later today .... *BREAKING NEWS: Shooting spree at a shopping centre in Munich causes 'multiple deaths' as armed police hunt gunman *(Daily Mail)

World News Briefs -- July 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump gives two thumbs up as he arrives to speak during the final session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder *Reuters*: *Trump accepts Republican nomination, vows to put 'America first'* Donald Trump accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of a legacy of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness" as U.S. secretary of state and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech on Thursday accepting the Republican presidential nomination. Trump's 75-minute speec... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas *Reuters*: *Erdogan says Turkey's military to be restructured after abortive coup* Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters on Thursday that there were significant intelligence failures ahead of last week's attempted military coup and that the armed forces would quickly be restructured and have "fresh blood". In his first interview since declaring a state of emergency following last Friday's abortive coup, Erdogan said a new coup ... more »

French Authorities Want The City Of Nice To Delete CCTV Footage Of Last Week's Terror Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The local and national authorities have been in dispute about the scale of the police presence *BBC:* *Nice attack: City refuses police call to delete CCTV images* The local authorities in Nice have refused a request by French anti-terror police to destroy CCTV images of last week's lorry attack. The Paris prosecutor's office said the request had been made to avoid the "uncontrolled dissemination" of images. But officials in Nice have responded by filing a legal document, arguing the footage could constitute evidence. It is the latest evidence of a growing dispute between the loca... more »

David Bellamy - Tales from a 'Fallen' Icon

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
The planet is not in danger. *We are.* *The planet’ll survive.* The planet’s been through, like, ammonia atmospheres and impossible-to-live-on, and everything dead – and it gets its way back out of it. *We’re in Danger. * *Or so we think, because our hubris tells us that * *We Are in Danger. * Our hubris tells us that *We’re about to destroy The World; * *We’re gonna destroy The Planet; * *We’ll fuck The Atmosphere.* No. We’ll fuck *our* atmosphere. But some trilobites’ll come along and live in anything we create. So that is *not *the problem.

Dawson City and the Top of the World - Thawing Rivers and Wildfires

killing Mother at killing Mother - 10 hours ago
19th and 20th July 2016 Dawson City feels like the most remote city on Earth. To get there by road, one can travel 532 kilometers northwest from Whitehorse on YT2 or 298 miles northeast from Tok, Alaska on the Taylor Highway and then YT9 (a.k.a. "the Top of the World Highway"). Neither one of these options offers easy open highway. Both involve narrow, two-lane roads, with long areas of no pavement, some areas of pavement that have been dramatically altered by "frost heaves," no guardrails, soft shoulders, precipitous drops from the soft shoulders and many areas where roadworks are ... more »

Philly Readies for DNC After Quiet Cleveland Protests

Kristen de Groot at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Leah Daughtry, CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee, walks onto the stage Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where the convention is scheduled to convene on Monday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes now turn to Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city that offers a bigger stage for... more »

Resolving confusion over the term "nonlocality"

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
*Guest blog by George Musser* Few words stir up a hornet’s nest on TRF as reliably as “nonlocality,” so it is with some trepidation that I offer a few thoughts on the subject. To some extent, I think terminology has sown confusion. Different people use the word “nonlocality” in different ways, and if we can agree on our terms, much of the dispute will evaporate. But not all of it. Luboš defines nonlocality as a violation of relativistic causality—an ability to signal at spacelike separation. (See here and here.) In our present understanding of physics, that is impossible, althoug... more »

Gotta Catch 'em All!

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago

BLM: Trump Pledging ‘Law and Order’ Makes Him Like Hitler

Blake Neff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 900] Several founders of the Black Lives Matter movement denounced Donald Trump's RNC speech as a dark, fascist moment in American history that put the Republican nominee alongside figures like Adolf Hitler. Trump's Thursday night speech dwelt heavily on law and order,... more »

Update on Turkey: Was Power restored at Incirlik? And other questions

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*UPDATE: July 22, 2015* I note that WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM is still running the link to a little known website as the source of the story that the power is back on at Incirlik Air Base. Accompanying that link is this link which is a Global Research recap of events in Turkey. No where in the Global Research report does it state that the power is back on. So the power is still off. There has been a minor controversy on the blog Comments Forum re an earlier post wherein the comments I queried what happened to the Turkish general who met with a US general some months back, both suspic... more »

The Economy: "Europe’s Ticking Time Bomb Is About to Blow"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Europe’s Ticking Time Bomb Is About to Blow"* by Michael Covel "Brexit’s over, and markets are breathing a sigh of relief. But they shouldn’t be. That’s because a new crisis is looming in Europe. The size and scope of the damage it may cause is inconceivable. And if it isn’t contained quickly, it will destroy the European Union. *The Italian Job: *The current European sickness can be traced back to an Italian virus. As the Wall Street Journal reports: "In Italy, 17% of banks’ loans are sour. That is nearly 10 times the level in the U.S., where, even at the worst of the 2008-09 fi... more »

Why Religious and Economic Freedom Stand and Fall Together

Jay Richards at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Quarters In God We Trust Liberty Religious Economic Freedom - 900] Donald Trump has been courting evangelicals and other social conservatives of late, from his high-profile meeting with evangelical leaders in New York City to his selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence for his running mate. The question on many minds... more »

The Economy: "Six Major Events That Will Change History"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Six Major Events That Will Change History"* By Egon von Greyerz "Globally we have never faced risk of the magnitude that the we are now exposed to. But sadly very few are aware of the unprecedented risks the world is facing. For the ones who understand risk and take the right decisions, it will “lead to fortune”. Only very few will choose that route. Instead most people will continue to live in the hope that current trends will go on forever but sadly these people will end up “in shallows and in miseries”. Risk is now staring us all right in our face but very few people can actua... more »

"What Are The Facts?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“What are the facts? Again and again and again– what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the un-guessable “verdict of history”– what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!” - Robert A. Heinlein And always remember... "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "Sherlock Holmes"

“Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World”* by Jim Quinn “In America, the criminally insane rule and the rest of us, or the vast majority of the rest of us, either do not care, do not know, or are distracted and properly brainwashed into acquiescence.” - Kurt Nimmo "A sane person to an insane society must appear insane.” – Kurt Vonnegut, "Welcome to the Monkey House" "I have to admit to being baffled by the aptitude of the Wall Street and K Street financial elite to keep their Ponzi scheme growing. I consider myself to be a rational, sane human being who understands math and bases ... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/22/2016”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
* “Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/22/2016”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Even though former presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and John Kasich signed a pledge to support the GOP candidate for president, none of them are doing it. Cruz gave a speech at the Republican Convention in Cleveland and was booed off the stage for not endorsing Trump. Some say this is helps Hillary Clinton and calls these former candidates selfish and liars. Dr. Ben Carson brought up presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the GOP Convention this past week. He said one of Hillary’s... more »

Musical Interlude: Bob Seger, “Turn the Page”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Bob Seger, “Turn the Page” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3khH9ih2XJg

Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, “American Tune”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “American Tune” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCmgKSUXH18

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“Is this what our own Milky Way Galaxy looks like from far away? Similar in size and grand design to our home Galaxy (although without the central bar), spiral galaxy NGC 3370 lies about 100 million light-years away toward the constellation of the Lion (Leo). Recorded below in exquisite detail by the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys, the big, beautiful face-on spiral is not only photogenic, but has proven sharp enough to study individual stars known as Cepheids. *Click image for larger size.* These pulsating stars have been used to accurately determine NGC 3370's... more »

Terror in Munich: 8 Dead in Munich Mall Shooting; Police Hunt Up to 3 Suspects

Michael Faulhaber & Frank Jordans at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Heavily armed police forces operate at Karlsplatz (Stachus) square after a shooting in the Olympia shopping centre was reported in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)] MUNICH (AP) -- Police hunted for an unknown number of gunmen who opened fire in a Munich shopping mall and at a McDonald’s across the street Friday, killing eight people and wounding others in a rampage they described as suspected...more »

As We Shift - The Sweetest Truth

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
There’s a sweetness to the air this morning. The 90% humidity that was Thursday exploded last night into a remarkable light show. What was unbearably, heavy and life draining now drapes this yard in life giving nourishment. A cloak of water rests here. The intensity of last night’s storm bears no resemblance to the cool quiet of today. It’s like looking at another world. We do this often. Humans are quite adaptable; we arrive, assess and adjust. There is a great deal of discussion about the changes, both external and internal, happening for us. It may be helpful to regard it ... more »

U.S. Pressures Japan to Remove Protest Camp in Northern Okinawa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Last December when our Veterans for Peace delegation went to Okinawa we visited several areas where the US is expanding bases and military training grounds. One such area was in the northern part of the island called Takae where Camp Gonsalves, a.k.a Northern Training Area, of US Marine Corps is located. Helipads for Army Osprey choppers are being expanded in the forested area that will surely impact the people, plants, animals, and fresh water. It is a sparsely populated area but the local people have maintained vigil there daily and parked their cars in front of the gates to t... more »

South Korea Labels 'Missile Defense' Critics as 'Impure' Enemies of the State

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
- More than 2,000 Seongju (South Korea) residents - melon farmers, housewives, teachers, city councils, Martial Arts masters, veterans, etc.-- took 50 buses, traveled to Seoul and held a peaceful rally at Seoul Station Plaza yesterday, articulating their opposition to the deployment of the US THAAD 'missile defense' system. - The situation will get even worse for the people of Seongju as President Park Geun-hye (daughter of former dictator and US puppet who got his start as a collaborator with the occupying Japanese imperial Army during WW II) yesterd... more »

Trump Wins Nomination: US Republican National Convention Post Mortem

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Donald Trump, wearing a look of smug satisfaction, stood on stage amidst the blizzard of confetti and the piped-in classic rock, finally able to prove he is who he’s claimed to be all along: A winner" **Caption quoted from the CB*C I don't watch political speeches live...just like I don't watch peep shows or live sex on stage. It might feel good for the participants...but it looks gawd-awful. So, I didn't watch Trump's speech to the Republican convention last night, where he accepted the nomination of the party...and the rejection of the party elites...and most ominously, the re... more »

Leadership and Ideals

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 12 hours ago
Rick Salutin speculates this morning that we may be living in a non-leadership moment. Consider what has happened in the United States: It’s tempting to say Donald Trump is all leader and no ship: no party inclinations in any recognizable forms, nor typical policies, organization, strategy or scripts. It centres on him alone. Except for a literal ship, labelled Trump, that he flies in on and speaks in front of. He likes it so much, he flies it home to New York each night to sleep in his bed — which is kind of touching — then drops in again next day. In the UK, Jeremy Corbin is Tr... more »

Up on the High Wire

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Clinton and Trump, up on the high wire, Once side's ice and one is fire, Putting on a show for you and me.* *by Gaius Publius* I'm preparing for a month-long haitus (vacation, finally), and while I'll be reading the news I won't be commenting on it. Ahead of that, I'd like to offer these thoughts. *1. Our "Look Ahead" series* will continue as the fall campaign kicks off. The outcome of the election, though, is very hard to predict. Each campaign seems determined to drive its own car into the ditch. Last car with wheels on the road will win this one. Plus there's those ever-pres... more »

Matthews watch: He's puzzled by all the Hillary-hatred!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016Admits he can't figure it out:* Convention coverage gives us a chance to watch the fraudsters at work. We don't mean convention speakers, horrible though they may be. We refer to the corporate pundits who are paid gigantic sums to pretend that they're providing news, information, analysis. During a modern convention week, they're forced to speak for hours each night. And uh-oh! They *aren't* reading staff-prepared text. They're forced to perform off the cuff! This can produce remarkable moments. Consider what Chris Matthews did during the 1 A.M. hour, very l... more »

Indiana Court Tosses Woman’s Feticide Conviction

Tom Davies at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: gavel - 900] INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned the feticide conviction of a woman found guilty of killing her premature infant by taking abortion-inducing drugs. The ruling issued Friday comes in the case of Purvi Patel, who was... more »

Post word spoken world

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
We are now in a time so differant from what became before the world when the spoken word was the bomb

The first order of biz is to drop acid

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Increasinly as companies want to tap into the higher levels they are forcing employees to do acid those who do not jump of the roof thining they can fly thought the moon door are generally well adjusted and come up with unique cod

Turkey’s State of Emergency Begins; Critics Fear Overreach

CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA & CINAR KIPER at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Turkey coup - 900] ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey’s president triumphantly rallied supporters after prayers at a mosque Friday as his government announced new details about the state of emergency imposed after an attempted coup. The changes included extending the period that suspects can be... more »

Is Money the Root Of All Evil or Just the Evil Banksters Who Manipulate It?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - It's time we stop the bankers and make a return to honest money.

We Should Not Underestimate The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
‘The Nice truck driver Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was clearly not troubled by the humanity of those unfortunates who perished under the wheels of his truck.’ Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters *Abdel Bari Atwan, The Guardian:* *Don’t underestimate Islamic State. More atrocities are on their way* Islamic State waited less than 48 hours to claim responsibility for the horrific massacre in Nice in which at least 84 people – 10 of them children – lost their lives last Thursday night. This week Isis again moved swiftly to claim responsibility for Monday’s axe attack by a 17-year-old Afgha... more »

The Chinese Military Unveils New Weapons As South China Sea Tensions Rise

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Military vehicles carry DF-16 ballistic missiles in Tiananmen Square last September. Photo: Imaginechina *South China Morning Post*: *PLA unveils new weapons for air and sea combat following Hague tribunal ruling* Rare disclosure of arsenal seen as warning to US not to provoke military confrontation The Southern Theatre Command of the People’s Liberation Army unveiled a series of new weapons for sea and air combat during a visit by top military officers. In a rare revelation, the weapons were shown on state television in the wake of a landmark international tribunal rejecting Bei... more »

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice Will Travel To China To Calm Tensions Over The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice (L) talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, August 28, 2015. REUTERS/JASON LEE Reuters: *Exclusive: Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing* U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice will urge Beijing next week to avoid escalation in the South China Sea when she makes the highest-level U.S. visit to China since an international court rejected its sweeping claims to the strategic waterway. Even as Washington has sought to keep a lid on the situatio... more »

Should The U.S. Remove Its Nuclear Weapons Out Of Turkey?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Global Research *Tobin Harshaw, Bloomberg*: *Why the U.S. Should Move Nukes Out of Turkey* A week ago, the question of whether the U.S. should continue to station nuclear missiles in Turkey was of interest only to a passel of national-security geeks and nonproliferation advocates. One failed coup later, the discussion has spread to CNN, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post and elsewhere. Who's winning the debate? The U.S. has an undisclosed number of B61 tactical nuclear bombs -- probably around 50 -- in bunkers at Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey. The U.S. ... more »

Electrical Power Restored To Incirlik Air Base One Week After The Attempted Coup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*NBC News*: *Incirlik Air Base: Power Restored to Key U.S. Site After Coup* Turkey has restored power to an air base used by U.S. forces for anti-ISIS strikes almost a week after it was cut following the failed coup, the Defense Department announced Friday. Commercial power was cut to Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey and the airspace above it closed within hours of the July 15 attempted military takeover. Turkish commanders at the site were later arrested and led away, accused of allowing at least one tanker aircraft to refuel jets involved in the thwarted mutiny. *Read more*... more »

Arlington Cemetery Workers On Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Army Times*: *Arlington Cemetery workers on strike, demand better benefits and wages* Arlington National Cemetery groundskeepers walked off the job and went on strike Tuesday, after nearly a year of labor disputes. The strike stems from a plea for paid sick leave and an hourly wage increase, protest organizer Keon Shim told Army Times. The laborers are battling two contractors in charge of the joint operation: the Ohio-based Davey Tree Expert Co. and the Delaware-based Greenleaf Services, Inc. Laborers' International Union of North America officials organized the strike and are... more »

The Crisis In Turkey Will Impact Current Talks On Cyprus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Wikitravel *Reuters*: *War-split Cyprus on edge as Turkey reels in crisis* Turkey's crackdown on government opponents and the imposition of a state of emergency following the abortive military coup last week has tempered hopes of a swift settlement on divided Cyprus. Nicosia is watching with increasing trepidation how the fallout could hit reunification talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Turkey provides military and financial support to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in northern Cyprus. The turbulence in Turkey has so far not touched the enclave, home to at least 30,00... more »

Poll: Fears Rise In Germany That They Will Soon Be A Target For Terrorism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
German emergency services workers work in the area where a man with an axe attacked passengers on a train near the city of Wuerzburg, Germany early July 19, 2016. REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH *Reuters*: *Most Germans fear terrorist attack after train ax assault: poll* More than three-quarters of Germans believe their country will soon be the target of terrorism, a survey showed on Friday, after a 17-year-old asylum-seeker wounded passengers on a train in an ax attack claimed by Islamic State. Seventy-seven percent expect an attack to happen soon, up from 69 percent two weeks ago, accor... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Satellite image captured on 10/7 reveals that most of the flight deck has been installed on #001A aircraft carrier. pic.twitter.com/O5XGNsjLF8 — dafeng cao (@xinfengcao) July 22, 2016

My Take On Donald Trump's Speech

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder *Zero Hedge*: *Trump Accused Of "Apocalyptic" Fearmongering In Speech Promising "Security And Prosperity"* In one of the most dramatic, polarizing, not to mention longest ever (at 75 minutes, it was the longest since 1972), convention speeches, Donald Trump claimed the Republican presidential nomination with a highly charged text in which he promised to be “the voice” of disenfranchised Amer... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
*Is that for us...?* *"Jove's lightnings, the precursorsO' the dreadful thunder-claps, more momentaryAnd sight-outrunning were not; the fire and cracksOf sulphurous roaring the most mighty NeptuneSeem to besiege and make his bold waves tremble,Yea, his dread trident shake."* What subject can give sentence on his King? And who sits here that is not Richard's subject? Thieves are not judged but they are by to hear, Although apparent guilt be seen in them; And shall the figure of God's majesty, His captain, steward, deputy-elect, Anointed, crowned, planted many years, Be judged by su... more »

Are you Funding Sanctuary Cities and Illegal Immigration? Companies You Support Do

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Immigration-900] A new report is accusing some of America's most popular corporations of funding leftist groups that encourage “sanctuary cities” to violate federal immigration law. The approximately 200 cities with sanctuary policies include San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and New York. According to the... more »

Heat dome VS Polar Vortex

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Who is weaponizing the weather?

Four more retractions for biomaterials researcher brings total to 7

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A biomaterials researcher has lost four more papers for figure-related issues such as duplications, bringing his total to seven retractions. We previously reported on three retractions — two by the Journal of Controlled Release (JCR) — of papers co-authored by Hossein Hosseinkhani, who is currently based at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology […] The post Four more retractions for biomaterials researcher brings total to 7 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

New Zealand Grants Human Rights to a Former National Park

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Sofia Adamson* - ‘I am the river and the river is me.’

The Pause Is Back, It Never Went Away

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/plot/rss/from:1998/trend Pronouncements of its death were premature – the pause has never gone away! Despite temperatures peaking in February, just above the 1998 peak, satellite measurements show that temperature trends have only risen by a statistically insignificant 0.002C/year since 1998. Pause deniers always object to comparisons with 1998. However, […]

Donald Trump Gives Me Hope...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*and makes me want to be a better person. * I have nothing else to say. If you watched his speech, you don't need me to tell you what he said. If you haven't seen it yet, here it is. I'm exhausted from being swamped by so much emotion the past few days. Only one thing could make me more tired, and that's if I had actually been in Cleveland.

NASA Footage Reveals A Year On Earth From Space

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
NASA has released a time-lapse video showing a year in the life of the planet as seen from Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite which is orbiting earth from a million miles away. Using its Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) which is trained on the planet, DSCOVR has beamed back three thousand images documenting 365 days of earth’s rotation as it makes an orbit of the sun. Silicon Republic reports: Earth from space Situated at a location known as ‘Lagrange point 1’, DSCOVR is currently resting between the twin gravitational pulls of Earth and the Sun. Taking a new... more »

The Trump Takeaway

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
The first woman president of the United States of America.

Trump’s Closer is Over, Clinton Set to Snag Attention

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY and CALVIN WOODWARD at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX GOP 2016 Conv_perr__1469193266_71.164.139.145] CLEVELAND (AP) -- In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. Hillary Clinton is set... more »

Your Lying Eyes keep you free from reality

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Water Water nowhere and nothing to drink. We should not be worried about oil, no the life lubricant is where all our efforts need to be. The last time Lake Mead was this low, was during its creation as part of the Hoover Dam. Look away, look away because there is nothing we can damm well do. Thats the problem we actually can.

Bone researcher up to 10 retractions

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A journal is retracting three papers and a letter from a bone researcher who admitted to scientific misconduct, noting that all co-authors were included only for honorary reasons. We’ve previously reported on six retractions of papers co-authored by Yoshihiro Sato, who is based at Mitate Hospital in Japan, including one in JAMA. Retractions stemmed from the […] The post Bone researcher up to 10 retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Let Churches Speak Freely. Drop the Johnson Amendment — Or Just Make It Clear

Fr Frank Pavone at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Priest Silenced Church Johnson Amendment - 900] The Republican Party platform promises to work for the revocation of the Johnson Amendment. It's a campaign promise not heard in my lifetime. Not familiar with the Johnson Amendment? It's a provision of the tax code that prohibits churches and... more »

After Attack, France Bolsters Iraq Military Fight Against ISIS

ANGELA CHARLTON at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: France Truck Attack_perr__1469192215_71.164.139.145] PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande announced new help Friday for Iraq’s military in fighting Islamic State extremists, trying to show his government is taking action amid criticism that there weren’t enough police protecting Nice’s Bastille Day celebration when... more »

Colorado Town’s Water May Be Tainted With Marijuana Chemical

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Marijuana_Plant_03] HUGO, Colo. (AP) -- Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town’s wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana’s intoxicating chemical. No illnesses have been... more »

Why Is President Obama Lying About Patrick Murphy's Record?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The TV spot targeting African-American voters in Tallahassee and Jacksonville that Obama cut for Patrick Murphy's drowning Senate primary campaign puts the president's credibility dangerously on the line. Murphy's record in the House is unquestionably one of the most reactionary and blatantly anti-progressive of any Democrat serving in the House. He has been an unabashed advocate for cutting Social Security and Medicare, an unflinching ally of Wall Street and payday loan predators and a consistent backer of Republican initiatives against the environment and, in fact, against the ... more »

The New Christians' Role in the Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch Empires

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
*Henry the Navigator* *Prince of the House of Aviz* *"We grant you *[Kings of Spain and Portugal]* by these present documents, with our Apostolic Authority, full and free permission to invade, search out, capture, and subjugate the Saracens and pagans and any other unbelievers and enemies of Christ wherever they may be, as well as their kingdoms, duchies, counties, principalities, and other property [...] and to reduce their persons into perpetual servitude."* *Dum Diversas (Until Different)* *Pope Alexander V* *1452* *"He saw the land of India, but like Moses and the Promised ... more »

‘Quintessential Insider Deal’: Taxpayers Finance Family Ties of 2 Failing Green Companies

Kevin Mooney at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 1024px-Pair_of_2009_SolarCity_Dodge_Sprinters] Grassroots conservative activists who run a reboot of Ronald Reagan's political action committee want to know why the government allows one failing company to buy another failing company while both get taxpayer subsidies. They also want to know why corporate... more »

Trump Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Trump University

ELLIOT SPAGAT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 17190003726_98ae9dff75_k] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- One day after Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president of the United States, his lawyers will be in court to try to get a lawsuit dismissed alleging that the business mogul defrauded customers who... more »

Politics is the Way of the Gods

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*A hilly street.* Jules Quartly over at the News Lens offers a conventional and oft-written piece on religion in Taiwan (originally for AmCham)... To an outsider, this religious practice might seem at odds with Taiwan’s status as a decidedly modern and technologically advanced society. Yet the past and present coexist without contradiction in the minds of most of its citizens. *The reason is partly historical. While the Communist Party repressed traditional culture, including folk religion, following its takeover of China in 1949, these practices thrived under the Kuomintang (KMT)... more »

Last Train to Busan

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
I was many times to Pusan now Busan. Its Korea's Vancouver. Never underestimate the provincial problems in Korea.

Imagining a Dystopian Future

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Dystopia is comming to the USA Donald Trump swings the country to think that way and he could be correct because no one dares prepare to stay

The NBA is the National Bullying Association

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 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.] My oldest granddaughter is 15, and thanks to North Carolina's HB2, if a 15-year-old boy in her school identified as a girl, he would not be allowed to play on her sports team or share her locker room. I for... more »

Ways and Means Chair Says Congress, Trump Will Come Together on Trade

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 25502806251_97ab021efb_k] House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady said he's confident the discrepancies between the Republican party and 2016 GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on trade won't be a problem if the candidate is elected in November, during an exclusive... more »

Orgasm of Hate Live-Tweeting

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s @mikeflannigan59, on loan from Ari) Quicken Loan Center, Cleveland--- *O*ne more night, I keep telling myself, just one more fucking night. Ari better have a reserved parking spot waiting for me the size of fucking Rhode Island. And mental health counseling fully subsidized on my health care plan. And a bottle of Bushmill's. No, a *case*... ------------------------------ Uh huh, So, THIS is how @realDonaldTrump is going to secure the minority votes at the #RNCinCLE. Yee-ah. pic.twitter.com/mwBwyDF5C5 — Mike Flannigan (@MikeFlannigan59) July 22, 2016 Bringing Joe ... more »

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s @mikeflannigan59, on loan from Ari " *You say yes, I say noYou say stop and I say go go go, oh no.* *You say goodbye and I say hello. *" -The Beatles, "Hello, Goodbye" Quicken Loan Center, Cleveland--- *W*hen our front man Dave got signed to a solo deal in '78, literally leaving us in the dust of a parking lot in Ayer, MA, I could only imagine the culture shock when he went to LA. There he was, a 24 year-old guy from rural central MA getting thrust into the left coast of disco culture in which the locals wore outfits that bordered on the extra-terrestrial, encou... more »

Search for Malaysia Flight 370 Will be Suspended, Possibly Forever

EILEEN NG at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Malaysia Missing Plan_perr__1469186408_71.164.139.145] PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) -- The more than two-year-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending... more »

Colorado Mother: Son Joined Kurdish Forces, Killed While Fighting ISIS in Syria

THOMAS PEIPERT at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Kurdish Forces Americ_perr__1469187435_71.164.139.145] DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado man who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State group was killed in combat in Syria, his mother said. Susan Shirley said the U.S. Consulate in Turkey called her Tuesday to tell... more »

A Guide to Understanding Global Temperature Data by Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D.

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood FFP-Global-Temperature-booklet-July-2016-PDF-1 I mentioned earlier the new paper just published by Roy Spencer. It is only 12 pages long, and is well worth reading. I have though put together below a couple of key sections: INTRODUCTION When we measure temperature in our backyard, we really aren’t that concerned if […]

Ivanka Promises Trump Will Address ‘Equal Pay’ for Women, Affordable Childcare

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Convention_perr (1)__1469185429_71.164.139.145] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Donald Trump’s daughter promised Thursday that her father will fight for equal pay for women and affordable childcare for parents, issues the Republican nominee has rarely if ever addressed on the campaign trail. Ivanka Trump got an... more »

Trump Vows to Protect LGBTQ Community From Islamic Terror

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Convention_perr__1469184585_71.164.139.145] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Donald Trump’s call in his speech to the Republican National Convention for protecting the “LGBTQ community” was a watershed moment for the Republican Party -- the first time the issue has been elevated in a GOP nomination address.... more »

Readers with Windows 7, 8.1 urged to upgrade to Windows 10

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
*A last week to do so for free* One year ago, along with many others, I immediately upgraded a Windows 7 laptop to the new Windows 10 system. The upgrade has been free for one year – and this year will end in one week from now. *Click to zoom in.* The upgrade will cost hundreds of dollars after the next week is over. Microsoft has tried hard to force the upgrade on the users (one of the recent reminders resembled the blue screen of death in order to tell you that your resistance is no longer considered quite friendly) but many people – and TRF readers – are clearly more Windows-c... more »

The Significance of Syria In Islamic End-Times Prophecy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 18 hours ago
Assad has been both the victim and the benefactor of religious ideology and organized religious mobilization. His staying or going has no impact on the motivations of the fighters on either side of the war because their wishes and aims are much higher and broader than the fate of his stupid regime. They have been mobilized by their greedy clerics and imams to go to Syria to fight in what they believe is an exciting divine battle promised in the Koran, not to support or prevent a boring regime change operation orchestrated from the halls of the Pentagon and CIA headquarters. *An ... more »

U.S.-Led Anti-ISIS Joke Coalition Snubs Kurds At Major Political Conference In DC; Foreign Policy Wisdom From Donald Trump; Proof That Coup Plotters In Turkey Were More Nuts Than They Appeared

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 18 hours ago
Global coalition meeting to counter ISIS excludes YPG and Pêşmerga who have given thousands of martyrs in the war. pic.twitter.com/v4kCgt4hBx — Dr Partizan (@DrPartizan_) July 21, 2016 The U.S. will back stab the Kurds as they have in the past. Snubbing them at this major political conference is only one example of their record of treachery. Those who have studied history know that the devils who rule in Washington don't keep their word with people they consider to be militarily useful but politically expendable. There are so many instances. In 2011 they used the Al-Qaeda terrorist... more »

A bet with Tim Worstall on Apple's state aid repayment

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 19 hours ago
Tim Worstall, a contributor at the *Forbes Magazine* website, wrote a column Thursday wherein he challenges all comers to a bet on the outcome of Apple's state aid case I discussed Sunday. He repeated the challenge to me specifically in the comments section of my post, and I accepted. It's for bragging rights only (I think I'd prefer for the prize to be a beer next time I go to London, oh well). Worstall's angle is that he believes winning the bet shows he has a better understanding of the issues than I do.That's conceivable, but not necessarily true. In particular, he challenges my... more »

Former NASA Scientist Dispels Notion Global Warming Is ‘Settled’ Science

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/20/former-nasa-scientist-dispels-notion-global-warming-is-settled-science/#ixzz4F2Zdy1Bn From the Daily Caller: A former NASA climate scientist has put out a new report criticizing the argument that global warming is settled science. “It should be clear that the science of global warming is far from settled,” said Dr. Roy Spencer, a former NASA scientist who now […]

In the Storm, In the Hard Times, Don’t Be Afraid — Even If

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: CalmInStorm] On a sweltering night in the 1960s, my young, recently married parents lay awake in my great-grandmother's Civil War-era house in Crockett, Texas. Abrupt, hurried talking in the other room had roused them from a deep sleep. A loud thunderstorm raged... more »

Military Photo of the Day: A Marine Takes a Knee

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: US Marine] A U.S. Marine takes a knee during a simulated ambush attack in Ovalau, Fiji, on July 6, 2016. Thank you to this brave Marine for serving our nation overseas.

Nice truck attack: Five suspected accomplices charged

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
Another lone wolf is allegedly not a lone wolf. 'Five suspects have appeared in court in France charged with terror offences in relation to the Nice truck attack. The four men and one woman, aged between 22 and 40, are accused of helping driver Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel prepare the terror attack. One of the suspects returned to the scene of the attack the following day to film the aftermath, French prosecutor Francois Molins said.Lahouaiej-Bouhle killed 84 people when he drove into a crowd on Bastille Day. He received logistical support for the attack from the five suspects, Mr ... more »

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Tailored Training* An MH-47G Chinook helicopter sits on the USS Carl Vinson flight deck in the Pacific Ocean, July 19, 2016. The aircraft carrier is conducting the Tailored Ship's Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem to prepare for their upcoming deployment. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean M. Castellano

Early North Korean Nuclear Site Has Been Discovered

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A missile is carried by a military vehicle during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang in this July 27, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Lee *Reuters:* *Exclusive: Possible early North Korean nuclear site found - report* A U.S. policy institute said it may have located a secret facility used by North Korea in the early stages of building its program to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, which if confirmed would be critical to the success of any future nuclear deal, according to a repor... more »

Donald Trump At RNC full Speech. July 21, 2016. Republican National Convention. Cleveland, Ohio.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* The full text of Donald Trump's 2016 RNC draft speech is here .... *Full text: Donald Trump 2016 RNC draft speech transcript *(Politico). What's my take of his speech .... he is better off-prompter than on it.

McDonald’s Stops Selling Its Big Mac In Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg *Bloomberg*: *McDonald’s Stops Selling Big Mac in Venezuela due to Bread Shortage* * Arcos Dorados says it’s working to resolve ‘temporary’ issue * Other menu items are available at its Venezuelan restaurants McDonald’s Corp.’s largest franchisee has had to stop selling the Big Mac in Venezuela as it can’t source the bread it needs to make the famous sandwich. Buenos Aires-based Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc., which operates more than 2,000 McDonald’s restaurants throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, said on Thursday that the problem was temp... more »

Do Putin And Trump See Eye-To-Eye On Many Issues?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Reuters *Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic:* *It's Official: Hillary Clinton Is Running Against Vladimir Putin* Fulfilling what might be the Russian autocrat’s dearest wish, Trump has openly questioned whether the U.S. should keep its commitments to NATO. The Republican nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, has chosen this week to unmask himself as a de facto agent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a KGB-trained dictator who seeks to rebuild the Soviet empire by undermining the free nations of Europe, marginalizing NATO, and ending America’s reign as the world’s sole superpower.... more »

The Puzzle of the US Multi-Base Deal with Iraq's Kurds- One On Iran’s Border

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 23 hours ago
*Link* It’s not a puzzle! None of the news contained below will come as a surprise to my readers- All of whom already know the US did not view Iraq’s territorial integrity as sacrosanct (above or beyond criticism, change, or interference). Any more then it views Syria’s or Turkey’s territorial integrity as beyond interference. All of my readers already know the destabilization of Iran has begun with the Kurds having launched multiple attacks in Iran *Flashback: November 14/2014: Kurdistan. NATO’s new Southern Flank?* If all goes well for NATO, Israel *and the Kurds.* *Turkey will... more »

July 21: Not a pretty world

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
I knew I shouldn't have. But last night I watched a little more of the Republican convention. It was a look into the insanity of hell. There was the raving of a man with a mental age of a 12 year old with severe personality disorders. There was a racism so thick it could be tasted. There was the very dangerous cry of declaring the U.S. a Christian state. Yes, the country that kills more people (including its own) than any other country - the country whose economic policies are based on greed and exploitation - the country with an uncontrollable rate of murder by its citizens and by ... more »

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

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

Donald Trump Accepts GOP Nomination, Declaring ‘I Am Your Voice’

Julie Pace & Robert Furlow at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: GOP Convention Donald Trump00] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they’re losing, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinton’s... more »

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

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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