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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

23 July - Blogs I'm Following

11:05pm MDT

New U.S. Army Series Aims To Expose Human Side Of Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 minutes ago
*U.S. Army*: *New series aims to expose human side of Soldiers* FORT MEADE, Md. (Army News Service) -- This week Army broadcasters are filming at Fort Hood, Texas, for a new video series that will debut this fall. Simply titled 'Soldiers,' the show aims to expose the human side of those who serve in the Army. The episode under production this week focuses on a Soldier who is not only coaching boxing, but coaching other Soldiers on how to deal with their post-traumatic stress. "We wanted to break the mold in DOD storytelling," said producer Peter Ising. "There are going to be som... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 minutes ago
*Offloading A Helicopter* U.S. and NATO troops participate in Advanced Casualty Sustainment Care Medical Training, a course the International Special Training Center hosted in Pfullendorf, Germany, July 20, 2016. The multinational students received the training to enhance their medical skills to support NATO troops. Army photo by Jason Johnston

Canadian Soldiers Will Keep Kurdish Flags On Their Uniforms. U.S> Soldeirs Cannot

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
CTV News cameras capture a Canadian soldier wearing a Kurdish flag on his uniform in Iraq. *CTV:* *Defence chief opts to keep Kurdish flag on Canadian uniforms in Iraq* OTTAWA -- Canada's top soldier has decided special forces troops in Iraq will continue to wear the Kurdish flag on their uniforms in addition to the Maple Leaf, despite questions about the practice. National Defence says Gen. Jonathan Vance recently approved the flag patches in part to show solidarity with "a region facing existential threats," but that they should not be construed as support for an independent Ir... more »

Togetherness Trumps Selfishness, Love Trumps Hatred

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
No, Bernie fans are not going to be voting for Donald Trump in any appreciable numbers-- and certainly not in numbers Trump would need to make up for the Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush fans he will be losing, making Florida even more of a stretch for him in November than it should be. Hillary outpolled him in the primary 1,097,400 to 1,077,221. She'll probably pick up Almost all of the 566,603 Bernie and 38,875 O'Malley voters. Will Trump get the 636,653 Rubio voters? The 43,452 Jeb voters? How many of the 403,640 Cruz voters or the 159,412 Kasich voters? The biggest county i... more »

Looking Back at the Various Star Trek RPGs

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
This isn't a full review of all the incarnations of Star Trek but rather some thoughts on my experiences with them. Modiphius has just announced that they will be producing a new Star Trek RPG which has gotten me talking with a number of people I know from previous incarnations. So to begin, my background. Once upon a time (around 1975) I was a preschool and kindergarten kid living outside of Syracuse, New York. My mom would want a little bit of peace and quiet while she made dinner. And as it so happened, the show with the guy with the funny ears was on at that time, which appare... more »

Comparing NATO Military Forces vs. Russia (In One Graph)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *WNU Editor: *Russia is outgunned in every-way .... but the narrative is that the Russians are the ones who will start a war. What's my take .... I agree with the general Western analysis that Putin is an aggressive leader when it comes to Russian affairs. But to start World War III .... I doubt it. Putin is many things but he is not suicidal.

Former Top NATO General: Russia Could Start World War 3 Overnight!

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
This is a map of how a US military think tank believes Russia could overrun NATO to take the Baltic States in just 36-60 hours. Even with a week's notice, NATO's 12-strong fleet would be no match against Putin's 27. Daily Mail *Sunday Express:* *NATO ON EDGE: Top military chief warns Putin is ready to start World War Three ‘OVERNIGHT’* VLADIMIR Putin could spark World War Three at any time by deciding to invade Poland in a matter of HOURS, a top NATO figure has warned tonight. The Russian leader already has troops ready to launch a lightning takeover of eastern Europe in a move wh... more »

New CBS 'Star Trek' Series Is Called 'Star Trek: Discovery'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CNET*: *'Star Trek: Discovery' is name of new Trek series, featuring a new ship, the USS Discovery* The title of the 2017 CBS TV series is revealed at Comic-Con, along with a new spacecraft for the Trek crew. The future of the Star Trek universe will be full of Discovery...the USS Discovery that is. The ship was unveiled as part of the Star Trek 50th anniversary panel Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, where the name of the 2017 CBS TV series was also unveiled: "Star Trek: Discovery." Showrunner Bryan Fuller said at a later event that the new series will take place in the "prime... more »

The U.S. Air Force's Plan To Replace The A-10 Warthog Is 'Incoherent'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
U.S. Air Force *Loren B. Thompson, National Interest: **The U.S. Air Force's Incoherent Plan to Replace the A-10 Warthog* When the Air Force separated from the Army to become an independent military service after World War Two, it was understood that airmen would continue to provide vital combat support to soldiers on the ground. Army aviation ended up consisting mainly of helicopters, but there are plenty of combat situations where only a well-armed jet can give soldiers the life-saving fire support they need. The most dangerous mission the Air Force flies in delivering firepowe... more »

Wikileaks: DNC Committed Election Fraud Against Bernie Sanders

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Friday’s long awaited Wikileaks email dump proved what many had suspected all along – there was an internal Democratic Party plot to commit election fraud against Bernie Sanders and hand the nomination to Hillary Clinton on a silver platter. Another ‘conspiracy theory’ was also proved true, as multiple emails revealed collusion between the DNC and mainstream media, with party officials now on record instructing mainstream media what to do and say. THE PLOT AGAINST BERNIE SANDERS EXPOSED In an email from early May, DNC CFO Brad Marshall wrote about a plot to use religion against Sand... more »

Smoking Gun: Nice And Munich Terror Attacks Linked To CIA And Mossad

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Evidence continues to surface that the terror attacks in Nice and Munich were government orchestrated false flag operations by European Union governments in league with Mossad and the CIA, while the authorities waste no time clamping down on civil liberties in the wake of the events. It has emerged that Richard Gutjahr – a German journalist married to an Israeli politician and former spy agency employee – was on the scene filming the truck attack in Nice, and then found himself taking pictures at the Munich mall when the shooter opened fire. In Nice, Gutjahr was quoted by AFP saying... more »

Erdogan Shuts Down All Schools In Turkey Amid ‘Citizen Cleansing’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has continued his purging of ‘undesirable citizens’ by closing down schools across the country amid a state of emergency in Turkey. Erdogan’s purge of Gulen supporters continued on its relentless path on Saturday as hundreds of schools, charities and other institutions suspected of being linked to the US-based cleric were shut down. Rt.com reports: The decree issued by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is his first since the state of emergency was declared on Wednesday. He has ordered the closure of 1,043 private schools, 1,229 charities and foundations,... more »

Alternative Media Being Shut Down By ‘Mainstream Media Coup’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Radio host Alex Jones has issued a stern warning to all free-thinking journalists, claiming that there is a fierce assault being waged against alternative media websites. According to a recent Breitbart report, Jones says that the Murdoch family are leading the way in taking down all forms of independent media by any means possible. “This is the biggest assault on the free press we have seen in modern times. I knew about this a long time ago but I couldn’t talk about it obviously from people inside Fox. This is a coup. Oh, he hugged Megyn Kelly 6 years ago. Oh my God.” “This is the... more »

Ohio To Follow California In Enforcing Mandatory Vaccines For All

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Ohio becomes the latest state in America to introduce tough new laws requiring all children to receive vaccines against their will. Following in California’s footsteps, the new bill (HB 564) will require all parents who question the safety of vaccinations to be “re-educated” on their benefits, or face prison. Naturalnews.com reports: Ohio parents will no longer be allowed to send their children to public schools unless they see a state-licensed medical doctor first to receive such re-education. If the parent objects to a vaccine, and determines it’s not worth the risk to their chil... more »

Julian Assange: My Next Leak Will Ensure Hillary’s Arrest

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said that Wikileaks have obtained information that, when released soon, will guarantee a Hillary Clinton indictment. During a recent interview with ITV, Assange said his next release will “provide enough evidence” to see Hillary arrested. Silenceisconsent.net reports: WikiLeaks has already published 30,322 emails from Clinton’s private email server, spanning from June 30, 2010 to August 12, 2014. While Assange didn’t specify what exactly was in the emails, he did tell ITV that WikiLeaks had “accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton, w... more »

Wikileaks: Politico Colluded With Hillary Clinton To Win Primaries

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Wikileaks have released an email that shows that American political-journalist organization Politico colluded with the Hillary Clinton campaign to help her win the Primaries. According to the email, Politico reporter Ken Vogel worked with Hillary’s camp by sending them articles for approval before being published. Therightscoop.com reports: From the Business Insider: An influential reporter at Politico made an apparent “agreement” with the Democratic National Committee to let it review a story about Hillary Clinton’s fundraising machine before it was submitted to his editors, leake... more »

Colombia Facing A Massive Migrant Crisis From People Fleeing Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Venezuelans carrying groceries cross the Simon Bolivar bridge from Cucuta in Colombia back to San Antonio de Tachira in Venezuela, on July 17, 2016 (AFP Photo/George Castellanos) *AFP:* *Venezuelans fleeing crisis flood into Colombia: UN* Bogota (AFP) - Venezuela's economic crisis has sent a huge but largely ignored wave of people into Colombia, and many more could be on the way, a senior UN refugee official said. "It's a silent arrival of a lot of people who are crossing the border and staying illegally on the Colombian side," said Martin Gottwald, the United Nations Refugee Agen... more »

Leaked DNC Emails Reveal Extensive Media Collusion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Zero Hedge*:* Leaked DNC Emails Confirm Democrats Rigged Primary, Reveal Extensive Media Collusion* There are three key findings to emerge from yesterday's dump of leaked DNC emails released by Wikileaks: * There had been a plot designed to smear Bernie Sanders and to hand the Democratic nomination to Hillary on a silver platter * There has been repeated collusion between the DNC and the media * There has been questionable fundraising for both Hillary Clinton and the DNC First, a quick recap for those who missed the original report, yesterday Wikileaks released over 19,000 emails... more »

On the Nintendo Classic Mini

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 3 hours ago
I didn't have time to reflect on the two big video game news stories of the last week or so. Interestingly, this blog's occasional *bête noire*, Nintendo, is at the centre of both. First was the gaming phenomenon of the year and probably the decade - the ubiquitous *Pokémon Go*. And the other is ... the sort of re-release of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Excuse me, what? We've had occasion to scratch our heads at some of Nintendo's bizarre business decisions, so on the face of it putting out a system that turns 33 this year seems to lie in that tradition. And yet, it also make... more »

Greenpeace: Fukushima Radiation ‘100s Times Higher’ Than Reported

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The environmental organization Greenpeace have released data that shows the Fukushima disaster in Japan continues to unleash deadly radiation that is hundreds of times higher than the public are being told. The amount of radioactive substances leaking into the sea is hundreds of times higher than before the disaster, according to the Greenpeace report. Rt.com reports: The figures mean that there is absolutely “no return to normal after nuclear catastrophe” in the area. On Thursday, the environmental group released a report addressing the results of the study during which scientists... more »

Trump Assassin Michael Sandford Was Trained By FBI

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
New information has been released that proves that the failed Donald Trump assassin Michael Sandford was recently trained by the FBI. According to a Fox News Story, Sandford was trained by undercover FBI agents who posed as ISIS militants, alongside Orlando shooter Omar Mateen and James Howell. Getoffthebs.com reports: Preceding the police shooting of Mateen in Orlando Florida and the arrest of Howell in Santa Monica prior to his participation in a planned attack on the Gay Pride Parade in Hollywood California, Get off the BS learned and reported that both Mateen and Howell had been... more »

Wikileaks: Ted Cruz’s Fathers Link To JFK Assassination Confirmed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Wikileaks have proven Trump correct in his claims that Ted Cruz’s father was linked to the JFK assassination. According to a Wikileaks release on Saturday, Ted Cruz’s father Rafael Cruz has proven ties to Cuban militants who made their way into Texas and infiltrated the Kennedy camp. Two members of the clan who was very close to Castro were hired assassins, tasked with murdering JFK. #DNCLeak: Trump may be right about Ted Cruz's father & JFK kill — Comms head Luis Miranda https://t.co/jjJV1ndJzM pic.twitter.com/UGbPNLutAE — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 23, 2016 According to Wikileak... more »

Carenege Canyon not scottixh liberation victory for reading

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
Czrnage Canyon a movie like the Hills Have Eyes and just as good IMO

Little cuts mean so mouch if you want to bled the victim dry withouth without without without withoiut whisout whishout whish iouot wish wish wish wishstech

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
I want to bled out humanity cause I love my sister like game of thrones and society will not tolerate that so if I have the power\ * I will amerloriate that so now she is not mey sister just another flower for me to pluck c asue when you take the throne plucking flowers is the least most interesting part of a power drream Most sensibel people do nmo t op be power people becasue there is no real reward directing something in th great fart effort of gas warfare om the middle class

The albains assianfg

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 4 hours ago
AlwaYS LOOKs like a bowling ball be aware if your see one outside the five pin lanes

The Republican Deep Bench... Led To Trumpy The Clown

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Europeans are rightly freaked out by Trump's decision-- the day after he was officially named his party's nominee-- to publicly make statements to directly undermine NATO solidarity. Richard Sisk, writing for Military.com, pointed out that Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia "could be left to the mercies of Russia during a Donald Trump presidency [and] reacted with alarm and disbelief... 'This won't be good for NATO unity or the security situation,' said Ojars Kalnins, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Latvia's parliament. 'In principle, he is saying the U.S. will not fulfill... more »

Interview: Megachurch Pastor David Jeremiah Reveals What Will Decide His Vote for President

Anugrah Kumar at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: In this January 26, 2016, file photo, David Jeremiah speaks with patrons at a Revive 714 church service at the Heritage Assembly of God in Des Moines, Iowa.] Many would expect the voting decision of a Christian to be informed by immigration, national security, support for Israel and national debt, but David Jeremiah, pastor of California’s Shadow Mountain Community Church, says there’s something far more important that he... more »

Germany’s Mall “Killer” Rehashes Anders Brevik on the 5th Year Anniversary Date

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*So reminiscent of what always takes place when a 9/11 anniversary is upon us*- *A rehash: to discuss something, again and again and again.* *Very strongly linked to trauma based perception management *- *stress and fear- equals dumb and controllable*:* From June 02/2010: Using Stress to dumb you down and control population? * “*What I can hopefully do is get you thinking about stress and how it affects your brain. How it is detrimental to yourself and to society as a whole and let's face it, how stress is used against you, wielded like a weapon.* *Thinking here about the constant s... more »

The DNC Has Political Gonorrhea

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 4 hours ago
The #RNCinCLE's logo was an elephant on a guitar neck. The #DNCinPHL's logo should be a donkey butt-fucking Thomas Jefferson. #FeeltheBern — Mike Flannigan (@MikeFlannigan59) July 23, 2016 One of the signs you have gonorrhea is a leaky discharge from the penis. And when a major political party as controlled by the Democratic National Committee has to weather this many leaks, then it means they have the political version of an STD. Today, Wikileaks released over 19,000 emails and 8,000+ attachments, some of them proving pretty conclusively (and Jake Tapper confirmed the em... more »

Another One Star Hit Piece, Another Broken Vow

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 4 hours ago
Writing never came easy to Joseph David Chadwick... Months ago, I vowed I'd never again mention Joe Chadwick, aspiring schlockmeister and man of letters. On the last night of the RNC convention, I broke that vow and now I have to break it at least one more time. It seems even after I got him a mail order bride, and he, against all reason in the known universe, got himself a so-called literary agent, a so-called six figure contract and a staff position writing for his publisher in Tel Aviv, despite getting a gig with Fandom.com scribbling for other fanboys like him, it seems... more »

Lake Erie Stinks

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
You want to catch the prep but they are invisible cant be found it makes the scientest dumbound Jesus people can you not smell anything?

I live on Canada's south coast

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Near the shores of the great Lake Erie but today you cant drive bye the beach without smelling the usal stink we know its phospastes but like the bees the reason has no sting this is economic sucicde when we live in a world where water water is nowhere If you search Google not one story about what every local would say something stinks

The GOP and Gays: Confusion or Compromise?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Delegates stand and turn toward the camera for the official photo during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)] What message is the Republican party sending out to America? Republican leaders proudly announced that they had drafted "the most conservative platform in modern history," yet Peter Thiel, an out and proud gay billionaire, who was a featured speaker on... more »

Secular Talk: Donald Trump: I'm The 'Law And Order' Candidate For President

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*"We've got to call it out for what it is. He ain't the fucking law and order candidate. He's the exact opposite of that. And his own words prove it." - Kyle Kulinski. * *Video Title: Donald Trump: I'm The 'Law And Order' Candidate For President. Source: Secular Talk. Date Published: July 23, 2016.*

After Failed Coup, Turkey Could Make or Break US Strategy Against ISIS

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Recep Tayyip Erdogan - 900] Turkish President Recep Erdogan batted away a July 15 coup attempt and promptly imprisoned tens of thousands and purged the highest echelons of Turkish military. The action, while consolidating Erdogan's power, could pose a significant threat to the U.S. mission to defeat the... more »

Complaining to the BBC can work (given persistance and a blue moon)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
A rare result for Hadar and *BBC Watch* (from the BBC's Corrections and Clarifications page):

Wild Bill: See the movie "Hillary's America" by Dinesh D'sousa...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*we're going Monday.* "Hillary's America" Trailer

America’s Oldest Woman is 113, Has Been Single for 53 Years

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: In this July 19, 2016, photo, Adele Dunlap, 113, talks with Susan Dempster, the Activities Director at Country Arch Care Center in Pittstown, N.J.] PITTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- A 113-year-old New Jersey woman is the new holder of the title of oldest American. Adele Dunlap became the country’s oldest person earlier this month following the death of Goldie Michelson, of Worcester, Massachusetts, The Record... more »

JO'B goes a-Trumping

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
On another subject... Left-wing 'shock jock' James O'Brien, in his hip *Newsnight *suit and tie*, *nonchalantly went out of his way last night to humiliate his "Trump-ette" guest by flinging racist ex-KKK screamer David Duke's 'kind words' for The Donald's policy platform in her face, again and again and again and again. Nothing she said about how irrelevant that kind of question was stopped him. He just kept at it, and (down the line from the States) she couldn't quite cope with it. He then moved back to his other (anti-Trump) guest (who he behaved respectfully towards throug... more »

Munich Shooter Not Connected With Islamic State Or Refugees

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Munich gunman responsible for the massacre at a shopping mall on Friday acted alone, according to police. Ali Somboli was born and raised in Germany and a preliminary investigation of his apartment does not link him to refugees or Islamic State terrorism, according to Bavarian police. RT reports: There are no indications the 18-year-old gunman who killed himself had outside help with the attack. The gunman was not a refugee, Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae told a news conference on Saturday. He added crime scene investigators have found no evidence pointing to Islamic Sta... more »

WNBA President Lauds BLM Activism, but Wants It Off the Court

Doug Feinberg at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this April 14, 2016 file photo, Connecticut's Moriah Jefferson, right, and WNBA President Lisa Borders hold a San Antonio Stars jersey after Jefferson was selected with the second pick in the WNBA basketball draft in Uncasville, Conn. WNBA President Borders applauds the league's players for taking a stance on social issues. She just wishes the activism was kept off the court. Borders spent the past two weeks talking with the union and its executive council, trying to come up with ways that both the league and its players could constructively address the Black Lives Matters... more »

Legal Loophole: Coffee-Serving Businessman Dodges Federal Regulations to Serve Hikers

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: A man runs along the trails in the Boise Foothills.] BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man and his mule who serve coffee to hikers and bikers in remote areas of the popular Boise foothills trails have sidestepped federal regulatory rules by getting permission from three private landowners. The Idaho... more »

Irony: Environmentalists Oppose Solar Farm to Save the Trees

Frank Eltman at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this July 12, 2016 photo, Sid Bail, president of the Wading River Civic Association, poses outside the defunct Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant in Wading River, N.Y. Bail is among those who are opposing a proposal to build a solar energy project on the Shoreham property. The plan, which still needs regulatory approvals, would require cutting down 350 acres of trees.] WADING RIVER, N.Y. (AP) -- A green energy project has some environmentalists seeing red. Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunc... more »

Man With Suspected ‘ISIS’ Tattoo Kicked Off Norwegian Flight

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A passenger on a Norwegian flight at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport was removed from the plane after someone claimed he had an”ISIS tattoo” on his arm. The cabin crew suspected the tattoo represented the flag of Islamic State or a verse from the Quran and informed the captain. The Evening Standard reports: The flight from Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport to Heraklion in Greece was delayed after the man and his female companion were escorted off the plane. Swedish newspaper Expressen reported the alarm was raised when another passenger reported the tattoo to airline employees. The captain re...more »

U.S. Special Forces To Get A New 'Missile Sub' To Deliver Soldiers Into Combat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
It will carry two pilots and six passengers, have a depth rating of 328 ft (100 m), a lock-out depth of 98 ft (30 m), and a top speed of 5 knots (6 mph, 9 km/h). *Daily Mail*: *The $166m 'missile sub' set to take Special Forces soldiers silently into combat* * Lockheed Martin awarded $166m to build the new craft * Called the Swimmer Delivery Vehicle, can hold six soldiers and two pilots * Will carry soldiers close to their target and release them underwater For Special Forces scuba divers, getting into battle can be uncomfortable, often having to travel in open top submersibles. ... more »

Is The Goal To Fight Trump Or Is It To Fight Evil?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
There were always people who made the argument that the Hillary wing wasn't stealing every single primary battle, that there were *some* decisions that were legitimate. I didn't discount that and there may well have been a few primaries she actually won fair and square-- like in the South. But it was the whole process that was corrupted from start to finish and that makes her-- in my mind at least-- and illegitimate nominee. The latest manifestation, of course, was her crony at the head of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, rigging the primary elections from the top even before t... more »

May Accused Of Belonging To Secret Illuminati Society With Merkel

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Some top European politicians including the new British Prime Minister Theresa May have been photographed recently making a masonic hand signal allegedly belonging to a secret EU Illuminati society. Theresa May, Angela Merkel and now Jean-Claude Juncker have all been seen making the bizarre hand sign while conducting official duties. The Illuminati are believed to be responsible for secretly ruling the world without the world even knowing about it as well as looking after the interests of the elite and the bankers. Mail Online reports: Mrs May used the hand signal – already frequen... more »

Thought for a Sunday: Yahweh’s to-do list

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
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Court Docs: Rolling Stone Author Was Too Lazy to Fix Bogus Gang Rape Article

Blake Neff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: University Of Virginia Fraternity At Center Of Disputed Rolling Stone Magazine Story On Alleged Gang Rape Incident] New court documents filed in the defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone reveal that disgraced reporter Sabrina Erdely knew her story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia (UVA) was deeply flawed, but refused to change it because improving... more »

UFO Speeds Through Atmosphere Over Airport Mystifying Workers

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Airport workers spotted what appeared to be a huge UFO lighting up the sky over the runway in Miami. The unidentified flying object left behind plumes of blue smoke as it traversed the horizon. The Daily Mail reports: The incredible footage, believed to have been filmed at Miami Airport, led to those on the tarmac whipping out their camera phones to snap the strange phenomenon. ‘Check that out, woah, it’s going to hit the plane,’ shouts one man, as the strange blue shape moves through the sky. The person recording then moves position to show that the object is quite clearly moving th... more »

Can you tell me how to get/How to get to Brexit Street?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Talking of Brexit... There was another *Brexit Street *report from Emma Jane Kirby on last night's *PM.* Put briefly (for those who haven't heard any of it yet), *Brexit Street *is a new, long-term Radio 4 feature intended to monitor - over weeks and months (and possibly years) - the effects of the Brexit vote on a single street in a town near Middlesbrough... ...a town the programme explicitly intends us to see as representative, even though 75-80% of every one of the streets residents featured so far on *PM isn't* in paid employment (and, thus, are *far *from representative of ... more »

Tim Kaine: The Whitewash on the Sepulcher

John Zmirak at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Supulcher] Would anyone have dedicated their lives to building Communism if its partisans had been candid about what it entailed? Lenin won power by promising "peace, bread, and land for the peasants," not "gulags, purges, and famines." Even Hitler came to...more »

Could Donald Trump Pass a Sanity Test? | Vanity Fair + Hillary Clinton has seizure / convulsions

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*A crazy man vs. a sick woman. What insanity. The American people deserve way better than this crap. A real election race would be between people like Jill Stein and Gary Johnson who talk policy and are excellent human beings. * *Video Title: Could Donald Trump Pass a Sanity Test? | Vanity Fair. Source: Vanity Fair. Date Published: July 21, 2016. Description: * Keith Olbermann provides his decidedly amateur analysis. *Video Title: Hillary Clinton has seizure / convulsions - tries to play it off making fun of seizures CLOSER LOOK. Source: DaPhoneyRapperz. Date Published: July 21,... more »

China Has Completed Assembling The World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *China completes world's largest amphibious aircraft: Xinhua* SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft after seven years of work, which it plans to use to perform marine rescue missions and fight forest fires, the Xinhua news agency reported. The AG600, which is about the size of a Boeing 737 and was developed by state aircraft maker Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), rolled off a production line in the southern city of Zhuhai on Saturday, Xinhua said quoting the firm. AVIC deputy general manager, Geng R... more »

Oliver Stone Says Pokémon Go Could Lead To Totalitarianism

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Oliver Stone has branded the gaming app Pokémon Go as a “new level of invasion” of privacy that could lead to “totalitarianism”. Pokémon Go utilizes the GPS in smartphones to track users wherever they go. The film director says that ‘invasion’ of privacy in the gaming app is part of the wider practice of ‘surveillance capitalism’ The Guardian reports: The American reportedly voiced concerns over the game as he promoted his new movie about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden at Comic-Con International. After he was asked about security concerns associated with Pokémon Go, Stone said com... more »

Now thats Revolutionary

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Cooltech magnetocaloric effect refrigeration. Moar better in every way but up front cost I imagine, Covered by Gizmag.

'Brexit Britain: One Month In'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Tonight's *Newsnight Special - Brexit Britain: One Month In* came after a day-long *Newsnight *event. We got an initial glimpse of that debate courtesy of a brief introductory selection of views from the famous, semi-famous and the I-don't-know-if-they-are-famous-or-nots, beginning with Owen Jones and Billy Bragg. It had a bit of a pro-Remain bias in that two were pro-Leave (including Suzanne Evans), four pro-Remain and one was hard to judge (though I suspect from what she said pro-Remain). Then, however, came a well-balanced and interesting report on the Leave and Remain campa... more »

MI5 Using ‘Dark Practices’ Against Jeremy Corbyn Says Unite Leader

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Len McCluskey, the head of Britain’s largest trade union says that security services are involved in “dark practices” in an attempt to “stir up trouble” for Jeremy Corbyn. The Unite General Secretary suggested, in an interview with the Guardian, that intelligence agents were posing as supporters of Corbyn to intimidate MPs on social media in an attempt to cause trouble for the Labour leader. He believes the“dark practices” would eventually be uncovered by the 30-year rule, under which classified documents are released into the public domain three decades after being written. Press T... more »

China Launches Cyber Attacks After The South China Sea Ruling Rejected Their Territorial Claims

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Image Credit: Keyboard and Chinese flag via shutterstock.com *Anni Piiparinen, The Diplomat*: *China's Secret Weapon in the South China Sea: Cyber Attacks* *After the South China Sea ruling, China throws another digital tantrum.* Despite China’s great power aspirations, its cyber warriors threw a fit after losing a legal battle to the Philippines in The Hague. Within hours of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s unanimous rebuke of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea last week, at least 68 national and local government websites in the Philippines were knocked offline ... more »

'PM' on Munich

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Here's a set of short transcriptions showing how tonight's *PM *framed the latest on the Munich massacre for BBC Radio 4 listeners. The headline was: The man who killed 10 people at a shopping centre in Munich was German-born with no apparent link to terrorism. Most of his victims were foreign-born teenagers. The newsreader said: Police in Munich say the teenage gunman who shot dead 9 people last night had researched previous mass killings. The attacker, named by local media as David Ali Sonboly, had no links to Islamist extremism. 27 people were injured when he began shooting ... more »

Is The Era Of 'Super Soldiers' Upon Us?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Jon Harper, National Defense:* *How Technology Could Create 'Super Soldiers' * Popular culture has long been fascinated by the idea of enhancing human beings. From the 1970s TV show “The Six Million Dollar Man” to this year’s latest “Captain America” film, sci-fi writers have imagined what it would be like to give individuals extraordinary powers. In the real world, scientists and engineers are working on a number of cutting-edge technologies to make U.S. troops faster, smarter and more resilient than their normal selves. Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger and the director of th... more »

What Is The Role Of NATO Today?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Robin Wright, New Yorker*: *What Does NATO Do, Anyway?* The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or nato, the largest and most powerful military alliance in history, is not usually fodder for election-year politicking. But in an interview with the Times earlier this week, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump said that the United States should not automatically honor nato’s core principle of mutual defense, specifically if Russia invaded several newer members of the alliance, the three strategic Baltic states and former Soviet republics—Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. In a ... more »

Turkey's President Has Ordered The Closure Of Thousands Of Private Schools, Charities And Other Institutions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Turkey's Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree* President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. A restructuring of Turkey's once untouchable military also drew closer, with a planned meeting between Erdogan and the already purged top brass brought forward by several days. The schools and other institutions are suspected by Turkish authorities of h... more »

German Police Claim Munich Shooting Was Not Inspired From Islamist Militancy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties* A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. The 18-year-old, born and raised locally, opened fire near a busy shopping mall on Friday evening, triggering a lockdown in the Bavarian state capital. Seven of his victims were themselves teenagers, who police said he may have lured to their deaths via a hacked Facebook account on what was the fifth anniversary of twin a... more »

South Sudan Facing A New Refugee Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*DW:* *UN: Tens of thousands fleeing violence in South Sudan* Recent fighting in South Sudan has forced over 26,000 people to flee the country into neighboring Uganda, said the UN refugee agency. The UN warned that the rising influx has stretched the capacity of reception centers. Over 26,000 South Sudanese refugees displaced by violence crossed the border into Uganda this month, reported the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday. "Since fighting erupted on July 7 … 26,468 people have crossed into Uganda's northern region," UN refugee agency spokesman Andreas Needham wr... more »

Zimbabwe War Veterans Turn On 'Dictator' Mugabe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Zimbabwe threatens "traitorous" war veterans after Mugabe attack* Zimbabwe's government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors on Saturday for an unprecedented attack on ageing President Robert Mugabe and vowed to identify its unnamed authors and put them on trial. Veterans who fought against white minority rule in the former British colony turned on their long-time ally and commander on Thursday, calling him a dictator in a jolting rebuke highlighting political maneuvering over his succession and mounting anger over economic woes. Mugabe abruptly can...more »

Islamic State Are Claiming Credit For Today's Suicide Attack In Kabul That Killed 80

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Voice of America*: *IS Attack Kills 80 During Protest in Kabul* ISLAMABAD—The so-called Islamic State terror group claimed credit for a bomb attack in Kabul Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded hundreds of others during a mass protest rally. A website linked to the Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the violence. A statement said the attack was meant to warn Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras, who are mostly Shiite, to stop joining the Syrian government in its fight against the terror group. An Afghan interior ministry statement says three suicide bom... more »

Massive Aleppo Tunnel Bomb Explosion Caught On Video By Multiple Cameras

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria war: Aleppo tunnel bomb 'kills 38 government troops'* Dozens of pro-government troops were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel underneath a building in the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say. A UK-based monitoring group said 38 troops died in the blast, which it said happened on Thursday. The Thuwwar al-Sham rebel group posted a video online that appeared to show a building used by government troops being destroyed by a huge blast. Aleppo is divided between the rebel-held east and government west. Hundreds of thousands of people live in the east of the city, which wa... more »

Wikileaks: Leaked DNC Emails Reveal Secret Plans To Defeat Bernie Sanders And To Assist Hillary Clinton

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN*: *DNC treatment of Sanders at issue in emails leaked to Wikileaks* (CNN)Nearly 20,000 emails sent and received by Democratic National Committee staff members were released Friday by Wikileaks, with one message in particular raising questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. The revelation threatened to shatter the uneasy peace between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders camps and supporters days before the Democratic convention kicks off next week. The leaks, from January 2015 to May 2016, feature Democratic staffers debating everything f... more »

Hillary Clinton Has Chosen Sen. Timothy M. Kaine (Va.) As Her Vice-Presidential Running Mate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia chosen as Hillary Clinton’s VP* Hillary Clinton has chosen Sen. Timothy M. Kaine (Va.) as her vice-presidential running mate, completing a Democratic ticket that prizes experience and traditional notions of public service in a political year dominated by Republican rival Donald Trump’s unorthodox, highly personal brand of leadership. Kaine, 58, a former Virginia governor, Richmond mayor and Democratic National Committee chairman, was chosen after a search that included riskier and more unconventional candidates who offered gre... more »

President Obama Responds To Donald Trump's 'Vision' Of America

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Politico:* *Obama rejects Trump's dark America* 'This vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn't really jibe with the experience of most people,' the president says. President Barack Obama on Friday strongly denounced the dark and dire terms in which Donald Trump and the Republican Party described the condition of the United States after nearly eight years of his presidency. While remarking that he did not watch the convention, the president commented on reading "some of what was said and the one thing that I think is important to recognize is this idea that America is some... more »

Socorro, New Mexico and Lonnie Zamora - Revisited 2016

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 11 hours ago
On April 24, 1964, Lonnie Zamora, a police officer in Socorro, New Mexico, spotted a landed object and two small humanoids standing near it. According to the Project Blue Book files, Zamora was chasing a speeder when he heard a loud roar and saw a flash of light in the southwestern sky. Fearing that a dynamite shed on the edge of town might have exploded; Zamora broke off the chase and headed in that direction. As he approached an arroyo, he saw what he first thought was an overturned car. He stopped his patrol car and saw, near the object, “two people in white coveralls…” Blue Boo... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 11 hours ago
*Little criticism of four options for revised streetcar, bus service after opening of North Rampart line ~Jeff Adelson, N.O. Advocate *


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 11 hours ago
*San Diego sets an example for Mass. on renewable energy* *A love note to SanDiego from Boston below. We read that San Diego now has "legally binding" orders to run on renewable energy by 2035. And that is held up as a marvellously wise and powerful step.The unrealism of the Green/Left never ceases to astound. The fact that a legislature passes a law that something in the future must happen is described as making that prescription "legally binding". But it is binding only in a trivial sense. The past cannot dictate to the future and no legislature is bound by the edicts of a... more »

Clinton Picks Tim Kaine from Virginia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
*Could Hillary Be Any Worse? Sure, Add Tim Kaine to the Ticket* By David Swanson Tim Kaine has been consistently ranked as one of the least progressive Democrats in the U.S. Senate. Adding him to the Hillary Clinton ticket would be a kick in the face to Bernie Sanders supporters holding out hopeless hope for some sign of democracy within the Democratic Party. Kaine was an anti-environmentalist pro-coal governor of Virginia, a supporter of the "right to work" (for less) law restricting union organizing in Virginia, and he is a supporter of corporate trade agreements including the ... more »

Jungle Surfer: Munich Shooter Hoax

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*Video Title: Munich Shooter Hoax. Source: Jungle Surfer. Date Published: July 23, 2016.*

Peekay Truth: Graphic Footage - German Special Forces in Tense Situation at Munich Mall

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*Video Title: Graphic Footage - German Special Forces in Tense Situation at Munich Mall. Source: Peekay Truth. Date Published: July 23, 2016. Description: * We see some very disturbing and graphic footage which nearly makes me sway to think this Munich event was real. German Special Forces inside the Mall on edge as terrorism hits Munich. No time for anyone to be calm. You would think so anyway.

Not Just Bees, All Insects are in Decline and Heading for Extinction

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - The global concern over declining bee populations should apply to all insects.

Is Someone Trying to Blackmail and/or Destroy Europe's Tourist Industry?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*UPDATE: July 23, 2016 *- I have added some interesting updates to my most recent post on the *Failed Turkish coup "Breaking News"* below. *Nice, France -- Waterfront Promenade* Yesterday, there was another in the epidemic of False Flag attacks aka "mass casualty events" targeting the prime tourist destinations of Europe. We know that Greece has been decimated as a tourist haven...then there were the bombings/shootings in Paris, France...Istanbul, Nice, and now Munich. These cities are a Who's Who of top tourist spots in Europe. It's not a coinkydynk anymore folks. This, IMO is a [... more »

Lessons From Weimar

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 12 hours ago
In the wake of the Republican Convention, Charles Dermer writes that there are three lessons progressives should remember about the failure of Weimar Germany: First, the German Left splintered and failed to create strong coalitions. The Social Democrats and the German Communist Party -- both large parties of Labor -- made little efforts to work together or to organize and coordinate closely with many of the remarkably progressive Weimar urban feminist, gay and civil rights movements. Much of the blame falls on the Communists, who decided to take their marching orders from Stalin, ... more »

Can Trump Lose The GOP A Senate Seat... In Louisiana?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*You* may not have felt inspired by Trump's screaming hate speech Thursday night... but others were. Neo-Nazi/KKK leader David Duke, who was planning to primary House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was so aroused by Trump's signal to white nationalists that he's decided to run for the open Louisiana U.S. Senate seat instead. That seat is being abandoned by sex predator David Vitter, who was rejected by Louisiana voters in the gubernatorial race last November. It's now becoming clear that normalizing antisemitic white nationalists is not a bug but a feature for hardcore Trumpists. "I... more »

Mike Philbin - Introversions & Dichotomies - Threes and other Wallowings

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 12 hours ago
Continuing with the painting in threes or The Holy Trinity, I wanted a homage to the glowing presence of the sun at the back of all our cloud; that ray of inspiration that keeps us going on when we might consider giving up. Initially, I had hoped that I could do all three in the style of the blue one, but (once again) the colour combinations took over and here are the results. All today's "Wallowings" retain a defined prominence of golden Ra about them, so it's not a total failure. 80 cm by 60 cm and I can't work out if these paintings are upsidedown or not, I like them either orien... more »

Miho Hirano - delicate beauty - memories of pre-ruin

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 12 hours ago
recently features by Maria Laterza in Italian art blog Tutt' Art, Miho Hirano is described as a Pop Artist... though I don't really see how that label relates to some of the most personally potent imagery this blogger has seen in quite a while. *Miho Hirano /平野実穂 is a Japanese artist living in Abiko, Chiba. She graduated from Musashino Art University. Her fantasy art is inhabited by ephemeral women who seem to be merging with their environment, the hair suspended into flowering tree limbs, bird filled bushes, and drifting seaweed. Miho Hirano’s work is in a group exhibition (Ephemer... more »

Donald Trump’s Journey of Change Should Comfort Evangelicals

Foster Friess at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Heading into the Republican National Convention the Dump Trump Movement is trying to gain traction.] Why are evangelicals voting for Donald Trump? A reporter asked me if, before concluding to support Donald Trump, I grappled with the same concerns expressed to him by a principled evangelical Christian woman. She worried about the moral example Donald... more »

Beheader Of 12-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Killed By Syrian Special Forces

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Syrian Special Forces have sought out and killed the terrorist responsible for beheading a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in Northern Aleppo on Wednesday. 12-year-old Abdallah Issa, was arrested, tortured and killed by Islamist militants fighting for the Turkish-backed Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement. Syrian commandos have been hunting the “moderate rebel” takfiri head chopper since Wednesday and killed him during a raid in the Northern farms of Aleppo city on Saturday. Fars news reports: “The Syrian Army troops, tipped off by intelligence agents, found out the hideout of a group of Nou... more »

There May Be Risks In Storing Tactical Nukes In Turkey After Coup

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
In Turkey‘s Incirlik Air Base there is a vault containing up to several dozen intermediate-yield strategic and tactical nuclear weapons. The B61 variable yield nuclear gravity bomb is a free-fall thermonuclear weapon that can easily be attached to the wings of an aircraft. In the wrong hands the weapons could be devastating as one B61 could have over ten times the yield of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima at the end of world war two. Stars and Stripes reports: The B61 gravity bombs are considered small, though some could have yields more powerful than the atomic bomb that destroye... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 12 hours ago
*Amid Complaints From Parents, Virginia School Board Pauses New Transgender Policy* 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 privacy and dignity in the way they always have…case-by-case, which is exactly what we wanted them to do in the first place,” Fairfax County School Board member Elizabeth Schultz told The Daily S... more »

Donald Trump Campaign Is A Scam, You’re Actually Voting for Mike Pence

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Donald Trump is running for president on the promise of being a different kind of Republican. Trump’s nomination of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate and his style of running the Trump organisation means that a vote for Trump is a vote for Pence, as a Trump presidency would most likely delegate. Mike Pence is expected to have complete control over domestic and foreign policy as Trump’s VP, allowing the Donald to delegate responsibility to concentrate on his own task of “making America great again”. Mike Pence supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership, NAFTA, CAFTA. Is in supp... more »

Florida is First Stop for Clinton/Kaine Duo

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Clinton_perr__1469285215_71.164.139.145] TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will debut as a presidential ticket in the crucial battleground state of Florida as they head toward next week’s Democratic Party convention. Clinton ended a monthslong search for a running mate... more »

What's in a name?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
24 mins ago, BBC Breaking News* (sic)* finally broke the news of the name of the suspect in the Munich killings, several hours after most other UK media outlets. The (dead) suspect is apparently called "David Sonboly". *Everyone* else has been reporting his name as "Ali David Sonboly". So why has the BBC missed out the Muslim-sounding part of his name here? ****** There could, of course, be a good reason for them doing so: Maybe everyone else has been misreporting his name and he isn't called "Ali". Maybe he was always known to his friends and family as "David Sonboly" rat... more »

Economic News & Views - July 23 , 2016..... Quick Hits -- 1. Trying To Understand Horrible Tragedy In Munich , Which Has Left Ten Dead - Mainly Children. 2. Turkey Purge Updates - Latest Action In Unfolding State Of Emergency and Ongoing Purge. 3. ISIS Attack In Kabul - Extremely Deadly Attack At Peaceful Protest Over Lack Of Electricity , Perhaps First By Al Qaeda In Afghanistan. 4. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
Munich... *dwnews* ‏@dwnews 5m5 minutes ago #Munich there is some unconfirmed evidence that shooter was Shiite Muslim that converted to Christianity, German Interior Minister says #OEZ *DW | Politics* ‏@dw_politics 7m 7 minutes ago Interior minister: some evidence that shooter had converted to Christianity - but not confirmed #MunichShooting *DW | Politics* ‏@dw_politics 7m7 minutes ago Interior minister: some evidence gnat shooter had converted to Christianity - but not confirmed #MunichShooting *GermanForeignOffice* ‏@GermanyDiplo 1h 1 hour ago S... more »

Crackdown: Turkey Seizes Over 2,250 Institutions After Coup

CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and CINAR KIPER at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Turkey Military Coup_perr__1469283789_71.164.139.145] ISTANBUL (AP) -- In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose a threat to national security. President Recep... more »

ISIS Attack on Afghan Protest Kills at Least 61, Wounds 207

KARIM SHARIFI, LYNNE O'DONNELL at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Afghanistan_perr__1469281584_71.164.139.145] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- At least 61 people were killed and another 207 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said. In a... more »

Weekend reads: Lying academics; journals to blame for bad behavior; why bad science is funded

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a first in transparency from Canada, and the second retraction for a fan of a conspiracy theory. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: How do we stop the liars of academia? Robin Harris has a few ideas. (ZDNet) Journal demands for “impossible results” are fueling questionable research practices, says a new […] The post Weekend reads: Lying academics; journals to blame for bad behavior; why bad science is funded appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Latest Updates on Munich Shooting: Merkel Vows ‘Everything Possible’ for Security

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Germany Munich Shooti_perr__1469280909_71.164.139.145] MUNICH (AP) -- The Latest on the shootings in Munich (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the country’s security services will “do everything possible to protect the security and freedom of all people in Germany” in... more »

US Taxpayers To Pay For ‘Viral Videos On Climate Change’ In India

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Secretary_Kerry_Looks_at_a_Book_Presented_to_Him_by_Indian_Minister_for_the_Environment,_Forest,_and_Climate_Change_Prakash_Javadekar_Before_Their_Meeting_at_COP21_in_Paris_(23532297261)] The U.S. government is planning a viral video campaign to "raise awareness on climate change" in India as part of an initiative to help the country decrease its carbon emissions. "Climate Change is a top policy priority for Mission India,"... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Richard Clarke on 28 Pages Turkey's Sponsorship of ISIS Revealed (Dr. Nafeez Ahmed) State Department spokesman calls out a reporter for playing Pokemon Go during a press briefing US Has Spent $11.5 Million A Day For Past 542 Days Straight In Fight Against ISIS THE BLOCKCHAIN REPORT: Why the technology behind Bitcoin is seeing widespread investment and early application across the finance industry DSK'd? IMF's Lagarde Loses Fight To Avoid French Trial Over Corruption Case Hillary Clinton's Top VP Pick Lets Big Banks Know He's In Their Corner Are Leftists Planni... more »

Decision Time: Will Olympic Committee Ban Russia For Cheating?

STEPHEN WILSON at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Russia Doping Putin_perr__1469279076_71.164.139.145] LONDON (AP) -- As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment. With the credibility of the fight against doping on the line and the image of the... more »

‘Went Down Fighting': Slain Deputy to be Laid to Rest

JANET MCCONNAUGHEY at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Police Funerals Baton_perr__1469277989_71.164.139.145] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Brad Garafola, one of three law enforcement officers shot and killed by a lone gunman in an ambush, went down fighting, returning fire to the very end. Garafola, a 45-year-old East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s... more »

The Opposite Of FDR's 1933 Inaugural Address About Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
After Trump's acceptance speech Thursday night, Meghan McCain tweeted that the GOP is dead. A few minutes later, Elizabeth Warren was Stephen Colbert's guest on *The Late Show* (video above) acknowledging that “People are angry, and they have good reasons to be angry. Incomes are flat, expenses are up, young people can’t make it through college without getting crushed by debt, seniors can’t stretch a Social Security check to cover food and rent. Let’s be really, really clear. Donald Trump does not have the answers." She told the CBS audience that she thought the Trump show "was t... more »

Jupiter - and Beyond the Infinite

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
http://spikethenews.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-elves.html "*Overhead the albatross* *Hangs motionless upon the air* *And deep beneath the rolling waves* *In labyrinths of coral caves* *An echo of a distant time* *Comes willowing across the sand* *And everything is green and submarine* *And no one called us to the land* *And no one knows the where's or why's* *Something stirs and something tries* *Starts to climb toward the light....*

Peekay Truth: Munich Shooting - Does This Rate as the Greatest Coincidence Ever? + Munich McDonalds Shooting Hoax - It's Embarrassing

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 hours ago
*Video Title: Munich Shooting - Does This Rate as the Greatest Coincidence Ever? Source: Peekay Truth. Date Published: July 22, 2016. Description: * Munich reporter Richard Gutjahr was the cameraman who filmed the now iconic footage of a Truck just before hitting a crowd in Nice. He just happened to be on a Westminster Hotel balcony at 10:30 PM and thought it was a good idea to film a truck driving past. Less than a week later he is back home in Munich and just happens to be at the Munich McDonalds Shooting. I can't clarify at this early stage but some are saying he actually took ... more »

Syria: At Least 15 Civilians Dead Or Injured In US Airstrikes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Over a dozen civilians are dead or injured after US warplanes launched fresh airstrikes in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo on Saturday The warplanes hit targets in al-Nawajah village east of of Manbij, leaving at least 15 people dead or injured according to local sources. Press TV reports: The fresh attack comes shortly after at least 140 civilians were killed in French and US airstrikes in Manbij on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the Syrian Foreign Ministry, French warplanes struck the village of Tukhan al-Kubra north of Manbij, killing 120 civilians. The fatalities came ... more »

400,000 Evacuated in Chinese Flooding, At Least 112 Dead

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: China Flooding_perr__1469277180_71.164.139.145] BEIJING (AP) -- Torrential rains that swept through China this week have left at least 112 people dead and 91 others missing, various provincial governments reported on Saturday. The rains, which began on Monday, have flooded streams, triggered landslides and... more »

Alaska Supreme Court: Parental Notification Abortion Law Violates Right to Privacy

BECKY BOHRER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: iStock_30483890_LARGE__1469274950_71.164.139.145] JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down a state law requiring parental notification for girls under age 18 seeking abortions, agreeing with pro-abortion rights advocates that the mandate approved by voters in 2010 was unconstitutional.... more »

Munich Shooting – Gunman, 18 Yr Old German-Iranian Committed Suicide

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Police officials said that the Munich gunman had no connection to ISIS and have pointed out his interest in previous killing sprees including the 2011 Utoya shooting, as well as an alleged psychiatric disorder. The shootings took place on Friday at the Olympia mall, a large shopping centre in Munich, and at an adjacent McDonald’s at around 5:50pm local time. The gunman’s body was located nearby and bore self-inflicted wounds. RT reports: 9 dead, at least 16 injured The shooting left 9 people dead including one person who died in a hospital and the shooter himself. At least 16 others... more »

Anthropomorphic Dummies

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*This is NOT a Human Being* I remember things happening on 9/11 I know DID NOT HAPPEN. That has nothing to do with Parallel Universes and everything to do with The Big Lie. I never saw any jumpers on 9/11 and anyone who says they did is a damn liar. But I still remember it. Even though I KNOW it didn't happen. And the same people who say "*That isn't true*", will tell you, if you ask them about Roswell will say *"Those were anthropomorphic dummies".*


Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*«Democracy is a tramway – you climb on to get where you want to go, then you climb off.» * *Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1996)* By *signing* an agreement with Turkey to slow the influx of refugees – which happens to be illegal in international law – the leaders of the European Union have taken a step further in their pact with the devil. A large part of the 3 billion Euros annually allotted to Ankara will serve to finance support for the jihadists, and as a result will increase the number of migrants who are fleeing the war. Above all, by repealing the visa regulations with Turkey in ... more »

Is Hillary Clinton guilty? And why they don't care whether we know

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/6xNLLcS2Yx8 Bill Whittle on the money, the sort of questions and reporting of the facts that the institutionally pro US Democrat Party BBC won't report.

A confusing picture

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
The main headline on the BBC News website at the moment is: The BBC is quoting a comment from the German police there. The article continues: We read in the 7th paragraph that: ..and in the 16th paragraph that: (We *don't*, however, read that he apparently shouted that at people calling him a "****ing Turk" and a "****ing foreigner"). In the next paragraph we read a witness claim that: Readers who haven't been following the news might well have been assuming by this stage that the killer was another Breivik. In the 20th paragraph, however, we learn something that suggests ... more »

Obama Administration Asks Public for Advice on Solving Little Sisters Religious Liberty Lawsuit

Keven Daley at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: iStock_24564377_LARGE__1469273809_71.164.139.145] The Department of Health and Human Services is taking new steps toward resolving a dispute with the Little Sisters of the Poor over the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned, after the Supreme Court demanded... more »

Trump Rails Against Cruz, Defends Tweets Attacking Senator’s Father, Wife

JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: (left) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (right) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016.] CLEVELAND (AP) -- A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pivoted back to the GOP primaries on Friday, choosing to re-litigate a pair of months-old battles with rival Ted Cruz. In what should have been a feel-good... more »

Heading into Democratic Convention, Delegates Split on Kaine as VP

HOPE YEN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016-Kaine-N_perr__1469272482_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Delegates to the Democratic National Convention gave mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton’s choice for vice president Friday, saying he will appeal to moderates but also do little to soothe disenchanted Bernie Sanders supporters. Virginia Sen. Tim... more »

Trump’s Marketing Style of Leadership Might Be Fine, But Not If the Tongue Isn’t Tamed

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaks to his supporters. At a recent event 3 teenagers whom did not support Trump were in a fight with a group of Trump supporters.] CLEVELAND -- In normal times, the report this week that Donald Trump wanted John Kasich to be the real president would have made more of a splash. According to Kasich aides, the Trump campaign desperately wanted the Ohio governor to... more »

New York Times: There Are Serious Problems With Wind And Solar

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/business/energy-environment/how-renewable-energy-is-blowing-climate-change-efforts-off-course.html?_r=2 A thoughtful piece from the New York Times: Is the global effort to combat climate change, painstakingly agreed to in Paris seven months ago, already going off the rails? Germany, Europe’s champion for renewable energy, seems to be having second thoughts about its ambitious push to ramp up […]

Unaccompanied minors?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'Thousands, including Syrians, lied about their age, saying they were under 18 and without relatives. It was a ruse to get themselves at the front of the queue to claim asylum. At one stage, ten 'unaccompanied minors' per hour were entering Germany and the rest of Europe.' That's 10 per hour... How many more attacks on innocent French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Belgian, British civilians will there be now? More here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3704112/amp/Terrifying-price-Merkel-s-decision-teenage-refugee-s-axe-attack-German-train-passengers-Munich-massacre-grand-immigra... more »

Renewal Will Come Through Repentance, Not Washington, DC

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Our Certain Hope] In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: “We cannot continue to enjoy the result, if we neglect and abandon the cause.”... more »

True Privacy Rights Apply to Same-Sex Locker Room Cases, Not Abortion

Jeremy Tedesco at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Locker room - 900] When most Americans consider the right to privacy they think about the privacy they enjoy in their homes and person. They don't think about killing unborn children in the womb. But that is not true of liberal activists. To them,... more »

President Obama Denies Reports That The U.S. Had Advance Knowledge Of Turkey Coup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Obama Rejects Claims U.S. Had Advance Knowledge of Turkey Coup* Turkey submits request for U.S.-based cleric’s extradition Obama says extradition must follow U.S. legal process President Barack Obama rejected claims that the U.S. had prior knowledge of last week’s attempted coup in Turkey and urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to tamp down any rumors of American involvement. Any suggestions of early U.S. knowledge of the rebellion by a faction of the Turkish military “are completely false, unequivocally false,” Obama said at the White House on Friday. He sa... more »

U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry’s Latest Syrian Plan Calling For Closer Cooperation With Russia Faces Scepticism In The U.S. And Among Allies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a meeting in Moscow, Russia, July 15, 2016. REUTERS/SERGEI KARPUKHIN *Reuters:* *Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad* Skeptics in the U.S. government, European allies in the anti-Islamic State coalition and the main Syrian opposition, distrustful of Russia's intentions, are questioning Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria. Several U.S. military and intelligence officials called the... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Hillary Clinton picks Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate https://t.co/Sq3XKB4vBE pic.twitter.com/vJkVH5B9vJ — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 23, 2016

A Grim Analysis From Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on ''Worldwide threats to America and our allies'' in Capitol Hill, Washington February 9, 2016. REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA *David Ignatius, Real Clear World/Washington Post*: A Reality Check From America's Spy Chief WASHINGTON -- America's top spymaster offered contrarian assessments of some key issues -- warning against "hyping" the threat posed by the Syrian terror group Jabhat al-Nusra, cautioning against administration plans to share intelligence with Russia on Syrian tar... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Workers collect the rubble of damaged buildings to be recycled and reused for reconstruction, under the supervision of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the government-controlled district of Wadi al-Sayeh in Homs, Syria. July 19. © REUTERS/ OMAR SANADIKI

CIA Director John Brennan: Syria The 'Most Complex, Complicated Issue' He's Ever Worked On

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Business Insider: *The CIA director reveals the 'most complex, complicated issue' he's ever worked on* During a discussion at the Brookings Institution last week on identifying emerging security threats, CIA Director John Brennan said the bedlam in Syria has become one of the most intricate issues the US faces. "I must say in my experience in working in Middle Eastern issues, Syria is the most complex, complicated issue I have ever had to deal with," Brennan said in a question-and-answer session. Brennan, who has been at the helm of the CIA since 2013, said Syria's chaos has resu...more »

CIA Director John Brennan Won't Say That They Foresaw The Failed Coup Attempt In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York March 13, 2015. REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID *Wall Street Journal*: *CIA Chief Hedges When Asked if U.S. Saw Turkey Coup Coming* John Brennan says officials were well aware of sizable opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan MCLEAN, Va.—Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said intelligence officials were well aware of strains within Turkey and sizable opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but he wouldn't say whether they foresaw an attempted coup l... more »

Radical Socialists in Hollywood Keep Falsifying History and Whitewashing Communists

Jonathan Leaf at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Captain-Fantastic-movie-starring-Viggo-Mortensen] There’s an new movie out called Captain Fantastic. The film, which is receiving mostly rave reviews and rabid support from Hollywood and leading intellectuals, denigrates Christianity and celebrates in its place … the ideas of rabidly anti-American socialist intellectual Noam... more »

Shock Claim: World Will End On July 29 When Pole Shift Causes Megaquake

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A pole shift will trigger worldwide mega earthquakes on July 29 that will reduce countries to rubble and usher in the apocalypse according to a shock video that is going viral all around the world. Produced by Armageddon News and broadcast on the End Times Prophecies YouTube channel the film says the bible predicts how a polar shift will trigger worldwide tremors and leave cities in ruin. The Express reports: Titled “Why the World Will End Surely on 29 July 2016? Shocking facts“, the 17-minute video says the horrific events will signal a biblical Armageddon and the second coming of C... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Preparing for Inspection

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Men at Munsan-ni, preparing for inspection prior to acting as honor guard at signing of armistice at Panmunjom, Korea. Navy men shining their shoes. July 23, 1953.] Men at Munsan-ni, preparing for inspection prior to acting as honor guard at signing of armistice at Panmunjom, Korea. Navy men shining their shoes. July 23, 1953. Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper Installation Management Command, U.S. Army

Musical Interlude: 2002, “An Ocean Apart”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
2002, “An Ocean Apart” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfPONyDT_WQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“Some 4 billion light-years away, galaxies of massive Abell S1063 cluster near the center of this sharp Hubble Space Telescope snapshot. But the fainter bluish arcs are magnified images of galaxies that lie far beyond Abell S1063. About twice as distant, their otherwise undetected light is magnified and distorted by the cluster's largely unseen gravitational mass, approximately 100 trillion times the mass of the Sun. *Click image for larger size.* Providing a tantalizing glimpse of galaxies in the early universe, the effect is known as gravitational lensing. A consequence of warped s... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Life Sentence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“A Life Sentence”* by Chet Raymo “’We each only really speak one sentence in our lifetime. That sentence begins with your first words, toddling around the kitchen, and ends with your last words… in a nursing home, the night-duty attendant vaguely on hand.” Where did that come from? A review by David Kirby of poet Mary Ruefle's new book, quoting Ruefle on a thought that Ezra Pound learned from Ernest Fenollosa... OK, OK, forget the provenance, or who the heck is Ernest Fenollosa. It's that lifelong sentence I'm interested in, the one that begins with ma-ma and ends with… Well, we'... more »

"Three Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.” - Jim Valvano

Kurt Vonnegut, "The Last Rites of the Bokononist Faith"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"The Last Rites of the Bokononist Faith"* "God made mud. God got lonesome. So God said to some of the mud, "Sit up!" "See all I've made," said God, "the hills, the sea, the sky, the stars." And I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around. Lucky me, lucky mud. I, mud, sat up and saw what a nice job God had done. Nice going, God. Nobody but you could have done it, God! I certainly couldn't have. I feel very unimportant compared to You. The only way I can feel the least bit important is to think of all the mud that didn't even get to sit up and look around. I got so much, and ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"Maybe we're not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be a human. Maybe, we're thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe, we're thankful for the things we'll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate." - "Grey's Anatomy"

"Surely, You Did Something..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"It's 3:23 A.M. And I'm awake because my great great grandchildren won't let me sleep. They ask me in dreams, *'What did you do while the planet was plundered?What did you do when the earth was unraveling?Surely you did something when the seasons started flailing?As the mammals, reptiles and birds were all dying?Did you fill the streets with protest?When democracy was stolen, what did you do once you knew?Surely, you did something...'"* - Drew Dellinger

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
El Paso, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: John Clare, “I Am”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“I Am”* "I am— yet what I am none cares or knows; My friends forsake me like a memory lost: I am the self-consumer of my woes— They rise and vanish in oblivious host, Like shadows in love’s frenzied stifled throes; And yet I am, and live— like vapors tossed Into the nothingness of scorn and noise, Into the living sea of waking dreams, Where there is neither sense of life or joys, But the vast shipwreck of my life’s esteems; Even the dearest that I loved the best Are strange— nay, rather, stranger than the rest. I long for scenes where man hath never trod, A place where woman never smiled... more »

Free Download: Friedrich Nietzsche, “Beyond Good and Evil”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." “In ‘Beyond Good and Evil’, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. The wo... more »

"The Last Words of Dr. Edward Mantill, a Physicist At CERN Before He Committed Suicide"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"The Last Words of Dr. Edward Mantill, * *a Physicist At CERN Before He Committed Suicide"* by IWB *Part One: **"I’m a Physicist At CERN. We’ve Done Something We Shouldn’t Have Done"* Published on Jun 29, 2016. “What is going on at CERN? We are not sure this is real, but we decided to leave it up to you. The story is written from a 3rd person perspective, that of Dr. Edward Mantill, and is very deep and detailed and covers the possible accounts of someone at CERN." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckvs5HHUl4k *Part Two*: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9xPHEtSlPg *Part Three:* htt... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Lady Labyrinth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Lady Labyrinth” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI8N2569jSg

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago

"Policies On Extra-Terrestrial Life"

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago
Dr. Michael Salla Lecture

Iranians not on our side in the war of civilizations

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
The ax attack four days earlier took place some 200 km from the Czech border. Last night's Munich shootings took place 220 km from my hometown. It's clearly getting closer. I've been to Munich a few times. An 18-year-old attacker Ali Sonboly (not this one) with the Iranian citizenship (certainly) and also the German citizenship (not certainly), an assistant in a mall and a son of a taxi driver, has attacked people in McDonald's on Hanauer Strasse, just outside the Olympia shopping mall. (We have a big Olympia shopping mall in Pilsen as well and it's arguably prettier.) Heartbreaki... more »

An accused may discharge counsel at any time and the Court may not block such

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 23 hours ago
It may be the trial will proceed without counsel but that's another issue. R. v. Chemama, 2016 ONCA 579: [58] An accused has an unfettered right to discharge his or her legal counsel at any time and for any reason. A court cannot interfere with this decision and cannot force counsel upon an unwilling accused: *R. v. Cunningham*, 2010 SCC 10, [2010] 1 S.C.R. 331, at para. 9;* R. v. Amos*, 2012 ONCA 334, at para. 19. In exceptional circumstances, the court may appoint an *amicus curiae* to assist the court where this is necessary to permit the successful and just adjudication o... more »

July 22: Us Very Imperfect Humans.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Christopher Fontenot* - We're already seeing serious consequences for our misuse of electromagnetic vibrations.

Who Goes There...?

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago

The Resilience of Love in the Shadow of Auschwitz

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Greenland - Any Questions...?

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Breaking News re the Failed Turkish Coup* UPDATE: July 23, 2016 RT is reporting that the right hand man of the alleged head conspirator (Gulen who lives in Pennsylania) in the failed Turkish coup was arrested today. Interestingly, for blog readers, this report also says that the head of the Turkish military, none other than Hulusi Akar, was briefly held hostage by the would be coupmeisters and they tried to force him to talk with Gulen. Akar is the general who met with US General Dunford last January...excluding Erdogan from the meeting. Also fascinating...is the report originati... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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