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Monday, July 25, 2016

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Chaos At The Democrat Convention

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 minutes ago
Supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders chant his name as they protest on the floor during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich *Reuters*:* On raucous opening night, Democratic stars make a pitch for Clinton* The Democratic Party's deep divisions were on full display on a raucous first day of its convention on Monday, with Bernie Sanders portraying Hillary Clinton as a fellow soldier in his fight for economic equality while his supporters booed the mere mention of her name. On a night designed t... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 minutes ago
#BREAKING Democrats begin convention to nominate Hillary Clinton #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/ueG33JVwZH — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 25, 2016

Turkey Suspends Rule Of Law

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 29 minutes ago
Turkey have formally abandoned the rule of law as the government impose a state of martial law across the country, arresting tens of thousands of people. Since Turkey’s attempted coup, citizens are being rounded up and detained in sports facilities and stables, where many have been abused, according to lawyers in the country. Chicagotribune.com reports: Lawyers from the Ankara Bar Association’s human rights commission say members have reported the alleged abuses after trying to meet with clients. Other lawyers and human rights organizations have made similar allegations. In addition... more »

DNC: Schultz Thrown Off Stage, Sanders Announces ‘Revolution’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 29 minutes ago
Democratic National Convention attendees described Monday as “pandemonium in Pennsylvania” as former Democratic chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed off stage and Bernie Sanders announced he would lead a Democratic “revolution”. Following Jane Sanders’ hot mic moment where she announced that Sanders’ name will be placed in nomination at the DNC, Bernie then took to the stage to announce that a revolution was coming. I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process. I think... more »

U.S. Paid $2 Billion For Turkey Coup

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 39 minutes ago
A former NATO commander who mastermind the recent Turkish coup attempt used the CIA to funnel $2 billion to pro-coup soldiers in Turkey. According to the Yeni Safek daily, retired US Army General John F. Campbell was “one of the top figures who organized and managed the soldiers behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey”. Rt.com reports: The paper is known for its loyal support of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was the target of the coup attempt. According to Yeni Safak, Campbell “also managed more than $2 billion in transactions via UBA Bank in Nigeria by using CIA links... more »

VFP in Philly Outside DNC

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 52 minutes ago

France Begin Mass Arrests Of Black Lives Matter Protestors

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Police in France have begun arresting Black Lives Matter protestors as the country entered its fifth night of widespread violence and chaos. BLM protestors took to the streets to demonstrate against the death of a Malian man in police custody last week. Members of the radical organisation set towns surrounding Beaumont-sur-Oise in flames in retaliation. Breitbart.com reports: Despite a huge police presence, Saturday marked a fifth night of violence in the Val d’Oise district after the death of Adama Traoré in police custody on Tuesday. During demonstrations against Mr. Traoré’s deat... more »

Trump’s Acceptance Speech

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Campaign 2016-Trump-S_perr__1467803857_71.164.139.145] Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was too long -- 75 minutes -- and too loud. Modulation is the key to good public speaking. One’s voice should rise and fall like the tide, which allows really important points to... more »

Black Votes Matter

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Black Vote - 900] Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths... more »

What Do U.S. Navy SEALs Eat During Training

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Brien Aho. *WNU Editor*: Hmmmm .... *We asked a Navy SEAL what he ate during training, and his answer shocked us* (Business Insider).

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Click on Image to Enlarge* Russian miligtary helicopters. © Sputnik/ Kirill Kallinikov

July 25: We have met the enemy. And he is....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 hour ago
http://journal-neo.org/2015/01/26/mit-states-that-half-of-all-children-may-be-autistic-by-2025/ Since 1970, the rates of autism in children and of alzheimer's in seniors have risen spectacularly. Some scientists, working out of the very authoritative MIT, have concluded that autism will affect 50% of all children by 2025. The cause? Chemicals, especially glysophate, that is widely used as a weed killer domestically, and is used to on crops and - oh, yes - on us in New Brunswick to spray our forests (and anything else that's down there.) The story hasn't appeared in the Irving press.... more »

Eruption of Japan's Sakurajima Volcano

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
A volcano in Kagoshima erupted early Tuesday morning, with a plume of ash reaching 5,000 meters in elevation. This is the volcano's latest eruption since 2013. Japan's Meteorological Agency rated today's event as a 3 on a 5 point scale: Kagoshima’s Sakurajima volcano erupts, spews plume 5,000 meters up. The Japan Times Jul 26, 2016 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/07/26/world/kagoshimas-sakurajima-volcano-erupts-spews-plume-5000-meters/#.V5aVpKKYK5o The volcano is located not too far from the Sendai nuclear power plant on the island of Kyushu, which had over 1000 earthquakes... more »

Fukushima Webcams and News Updates

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 hour ago
I returned from vacation to find Fukushima still steaming: Unit 1 in the forefront seems to be leaking greenish gas. The good news is that Japan's former "acting chairman of the NRA" is raising concerns about whether earthquake safety assessments at nuclear plants adequately predict maximum shaking potential: *Editorial: Doubts about nuclear plant's quake resistance shake trust in NRA. The Mainich, July 25, 2016, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160725/p2a/00m/0na/006000c* Trust in Japan's nuclear watchdog, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), has been jolted. At hand... more »

They Don't Care About Us

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

the female eunuch

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
"The Female Eunuch" Germaine Greer argues that scaring women is "big business and hugely profitable." It is fear, she wrote, that "makes women comply with schemes and policies that work against their interest". Sexism is indeed creating a second class citizen, and fear works equally well on men, don't be a slave to either. (art by John Holmes)

Police: $25,000 Reward For Info About DNC Election Fraud Murder

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Detectives investigating the murder of a DNC staffer who exposed election fraud within the party are offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can help find the murderer. The 26-year-old Democratic National Committee official, Seth Conrad Rich, was shot multiple times near his home in Washington D.C. shortly after uncovering evidence of election fraud and voter suppression during the recent primaries around the country. Nbcwashington.com reports: “Worst nightmare,” Rich’s mother, Mary Rich, said by phone. Mary Rich said police told her family her son may have been the victim of an att... more »

Oh, Mike Pence Is Much Much Worse Than Tim Kaine-- No Comparison! So?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*It's an extraordinarily low bar but Kaine is better than Penzzzzzzzzz* Someone on Twitter was trying to promote the idea that putting Tim Kaine first in the line to presidential succession was not just less terrible than putting Mike Pence there but actually a *good* thing... and used as evidence a link showing that Pete Peterson's Fix the Debt operation-- whose ultimate goal is the destruction of Social Security and Medicare-- named Kaine a Fiscal Hero, along with other such well-respected and beloved political figures of the American center-right as John Boehner (R-OH), Jim Himes... more »

The Black Market Arms Trade Is Flourishing In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A Ukrainian serviceman checks documents at a checkpoint near Slaviansk in Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 29, 2016. Picture taken June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich *Reuters:* *Ukraine, after war, becomes a trove for black market arms trade* On Feb. 12 last year, the same day that a ceasefire ended the worst of the fighting in eastern Ukraine between rebels and government forces, a former rebel fighter seized a chance to turn his inside knowledge of the conflict into hard cash. He traveled to a spot on the Russian-Ukrainian border where he retrieved a cache of weapons hidden there... more »

At Least 19 Killed, About 20 Injured in Knifing Near Tokyo

AP at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Ambulance crew and police officers are seen outside a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo.] TOKYO (AP) -- At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan. Police... more »

NATO's Baltic Tripwire Will Not Stop Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Daily Mail *Dianne Pfundstein Chamberlain, National Interest:* *NATO's Baltic Tripwire Forces Won't Stop Russia* At the recent Warsaw Summit, NATO formally announced its plan to station four battalions in the Baltics starting in early 2017 to deter Russian aggression—one each in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and an American battalion in Poland. These small forces are intended to serve as “tripwires” signaling to Russia that an attack on one of these states would result in immediate escalation to a full-blown conflict with NATO. That is, the four batta... more »

Chaos and Arrests as Sanders Supporters Protest DNC

Geoff Mulvihill & Megan Trimble at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: A demonstrator is taken into custody by police after climbing over a barricade near the AT&T Station, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police briefly detained more than 50 people after they tried to storm the barricades outside the Democratic National Convention on Monday in a show of anger over Bernie Sanders’ treatment by party leaders, even as he urged... more »

Meet Misty K. Snow, A Democratic Senate Candidate In Utah Who Chuck Schumer Refuses To Recognize

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Pretty much the *only* Senate race in the whole country that DSCC bosses Chuck Schumer and Jon Tester refuse to even acknowledge exists is the one in Utah for the seat of far right extremist Mike Lee. The DSCC website lists every race-- including ones without candidates-- except the one in Utah, where they are somehow offended that a political outsider, a super-progressive transgender woman, Misty Katherine Snow, won the primary. Misty was an outspoken Bernie supporter, something that infuriated Schumer, of course. When Bernie beat Hillary by a huge margin-- 61,333 (79.3%) to 15,... more »

Afghan-Civilian Casualties Reach A Half-Year Record High

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*DW:* *Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit new record* Civilian casualties in Afghanistan have reached a record high in the first half of this year, the United Nations says. Children are paying a heavy price as insurgent groups launch indiscriminate attacks. Civilians are being killed and wounded in record numbers in Afghanistan, a new UN report released Monday. The release of the report comes just two days after twin blasts killed at least 80 people and injured more than 230, most of them civilians, at a peaceful political rally in Kabul. Those casualties - claimed by the self-sty... more »

DNC ‘Interfaith’ Prayer Space Has No Sign of Any Religion Except Islam

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: The outside of the Well Fargo Center is seen before the Democratic National Convention, Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Philadelphia.] PHILADELPHIA -- The Democratic National Convention has curtained off several "interfaith" spaces for prayer, but the only sign of religion in any of the spaces is Islam. Convention goers looking to get in touch with the god of their choice can... more »

What Happens to Your Brain When You Practice Mindfulness

WTStaff at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Michael Forrester* - Concentrating the mind on the present moment is vastly beneficial to health.

Top Pentagon Officials: Proposed Russian Deal In Syria Is ‘Not Based On Trust’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford hold a joint news conference at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S. July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas *Reuters*:* Cooperation with Russia in Syria would not be based on trust -U.S. general* Any military or intelligence cooperation between the United States and Russia to strike targets in Syria would include measures to ensure U.S. operational security and would not be based on trust, a top U.S. military official said on Monday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Frida... more »

Police State: China Bans Internet News

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
China have officially banned all forms of internet news in the country, amid an Orwellian crack down on information. The Chinese government ordered all major internet service providers to cease all forms of news reporting with immediate effect. Bloomberg.com reports: The Cyberspace Administration of China imposed the ban on several major news portals, including Sohu.com Inc. and NetEase Inc., Chinese media reported in identically worded articles citing an unidentified official from the agency’s Beijing office. The companies have “seriously violated” internet regulations by carrying ... more »

FBI Investigate Putin, Trump Over DNC Email Hack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The FBI have launched an investigation into the hacking of the DNC emails, saying they will investigate claims that President Putin and/or Donald Trump were behind the hacks. The investigation comes shortly after Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee were left deeply embarrassed by the exposure of illegal collusion in trying to oust Senator Bernie Sanders from the Democratic race. Zerohedge.com reports: We are sure Director Comey will be closely watching and AG Lynch will once again take his word as gospel as somehow, we suspect, a narrative of Trump-Putin partnersh...more »

All Things Considered, I'd Rather Not Be in Philadelphia

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 5 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s @mikeflannigan59, on loan from Ari) Pennsylvania Convention Center, PA--- *I* admit it, I'm getting too old for this shit. No, it's not so much the air travel and living out of a suitcase every four years. It's the sensation that with every quadrennial national party convention I go to, I get this uneasy sense that that things are worse than they were four years ago. The 2016 Democratic Convention unofficially kicked off yesterday with a sound vaguely akin to a starter not quite engaging and the teeth grinding. The double whammy of the Guccifer 2.0 (that im... more »

Our Monetary System Favours the Rich and Hurts the Poor

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Anybody watching their savings erode while trying to get into the rapidly-inflating housing market know the scrum is screwed against them, and that price inflation is very far from zero. Like it or not, one of the three main culprits is the fiat monetary system. “Getting richer at the expense of others through the use of the fiat monetary system, which represents a government monopoly and banking privileges, is unjust,” says Philipp Bagus in this guest post. “This system stays in place because people do not understand its detrimental and fatal consequences such as an unfair r... more »

United States Of Africa: New AU Passport Issued

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Africa is pursuing its vision of forming a unified continent of Africa by launching the African Union (AU) passport for all citizens of Africa. The AU passport will cover 54 countries and represents a move to form a United States of Africa – abolishing individual countries on the continent in favour of a centralised government. Anonhq.com reports: The only country in Africa, which is not part of the Union, is Morocco. Morocco opted out of the Union after the AU recognized Western Sahara as a sovereign nation, as Morocco claimed Western Sahara is part of its territory. According to A... more »

Why U.S. Hopes For Victory In Iraq Will Not Happen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
US Marines fire a Howitzer artillery gun during the Second Battle of Fallujah. / Photo by Lance Corporal Samantha L. Jones, USMC. *McClathcy News:* *Sense of déjà vu as U.S. once again sees ‘victory’ coming in Iraq* * There is still no Sunni Muslim group to lead in areas retaken from Islamic State * Sunni leaders risk their credibility if they align with Shiite-led government in Baghdad * U.S. belief that it had cleared Mosul of Sunni extremists in 2007 proved wrong in 2014 WASHINGTON: The news sounded just as good this week as it did in 2007: With U.S. backing, Iraqi forces have ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Emily Winterbotham, Newsweek:* *A Shift in Tactics for ISIS in Afghanistan?* Afghanistan doesn’t make it to the top of the news agenda often these days. That is until the headline-grabbing militant group Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a peaceful demonstration in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday. With over 80 killed, the link to ISIS revived fears about the continued strength of the group and the extent of its reach in Afghanistan. Worryingly, ISIS also appeared to imply the attack was intended to inflame sectarian tensions. *Read more *...... more »

World News Briefs -- July 25, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*USA Today*:* Japanese news agency: 19 dead, 20 injured in knife attack outside Tokyo* SAGAMIHARA, Japan - The Kyodo news agency is reporting that 19 people are dead and 20 injured following a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. A knife-wielding man attacked a facility for the disabled and then turned himself in, police said. *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EAST* U.N. aid chief urges Security Council *to push Aleppo aid access*. Syria regime pounds Aleppo *as UN backs call for truce.* Israel says aircraft strikes in Syria *after errant Syrian fire.* Syria civil war: Air strikes ... more »

“I alone can solve.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
. . Amy Peikoff does a line-by-line analysis of Trump’s sobering Convention speech that I had recommended to me, and I finally had the chance to listen. Surprise, surprise, she finds it unworthy of a serious presidential candidate. Not to mention *dangerous* in that, rather than offering concrete proposals for any the changes he talks about (beyond, of course, building a damn wall), his go-to position on almost everything is to change the people – to *good* people, not the *losers *presently on the front lines -- to change the people without changing the systems, strategies or tact... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... July 25 , 2016...... Round The Horn For Monday 1. Markets : US Stocks Pull Back Ahead Of Fed Meeting , Earnings & Rowdy Start To DNC : Oil In Focus - Critical 100 Day Moving Average Breached. 2. US Politics In Focus - DNC / DNC Leaks / Polling Data. 3. Turkey Items Of Note - Purge Updates , Gulen Hunt , Turkish Threats / Accusations De Jour. 4. Germany Attempts To Deal With Wave Of Mass Murder & Terror Attack . 5.Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets.... *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago Investors tap the brakes ahead of Fed meeting, earnings onslaught http:// on.mktw.net/2acASTF *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago Here's what stocks have historically done during the conventions http:// on.mktw.net/2aG7LpN *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago U.S. stocks end lower; earnings, oil drop weigh http://on.mktw.net/2aeMl5K *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h 3 hours ago Stocks Slide To Worst Day In A Month After Crude Carnage, Kuroda Chaos http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-2 5/sto... more »

CawRANT Events #29

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #29* It's a brilliantly sunny, summer day on the West Coast and time for my bi-weekly RANT. It is again a bit late...due to all the events that I have been attempting to cover on this blog. So much is happening on this planet that all I can do is touch on geopolitical fires and so regular features are left begging. But it is time for a RANT so here goes! *Greencrow is back on the CBC Forums...but has a new name* First, some minor and somewhat amusing housekeeping matters. A month or so ago I was complaining on the blog that I was effectively kicked off the CBC fo... more »

Why only the Palestinians?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
I wrote about this the other day, but it was buried deep within a post and maybe you missed it, so I’m mentioning it again because it still bothers me. I’m referring to the debate in the HoL that took place on 21st July. The topic was one our politicians return to again and again. “Palestine: Children” This obsession with “Palestine” and Gaza must come from somewhere. What’s it all about? Why? Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world? Of all the children whose lives have been blighted by war, famine, religious fanaticism, parental cruelty and neglect, why especial... more »

Christians Increasingly in Danger in Egypt, Coptic Pope Warns

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Coptic Othodox Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt.] CAIRO (AP) -- The leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christian church warned on Monday of increased attacks on Christians, saying national unity is being “defaced.” In a meeting with lawmakers, Pope Tawadros II said that since 2013 there have been 37... more »

The Chilling History of Monsanto’s Rise to Power

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - How did Monsanto become so powerful and so hated around the world?

13 Important Elements To Look For In Every Staged Shooting Event

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Bernie Suarez* - If you're skeptical of the official narratives of mass shootings, you're not alone.

Out of the shadows

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Norman Smith got very excited today. He couldn’t fathom why Sarah Champion MP (Lab) has written to Jeremy Corbyn to unresign and Jeremy Corbyn has accepted her unresignation. She’s to get her old job back on the front benches. What was her role again? The MP for Rotherham was shadow home office minister for preventing abuse and domestic violence.” That appearance on the Victoria Derbyshire show must have whetted her appetite for more of the adulation to which she has become accustomed. Norman Smith thought her mysterious capitulation would herald an avalanche of returning MPs, as...more »

Following WikiLeaks Revelations DNC Chair Schultz Resigns

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Democratic party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation on the eve of convention. Schultz has said she will step down as Democratic National Committee chairwoman at the end of party’s convention following WikiLeaks’ revelations indicating the committee plotted against Bernie Sanders. The Wikileaks proved Sanders’ claims that she and other top brass in the DNC actively worked against him to stall his bid to be presidential nominee for the party. The Independent reports: Ms Wasserman Schultz’s announcement follows a massive row over hacked emails that suggested the D... more »

Predictably, Wasserman Schultz Ruined The First Day Of Hillary's Convention-- How Much Damage Will She Do?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
The Trumpist catastrophe in Cleveland last week tee-ed up the perfect beginning for a united Democratic Party convention in Philly today. But the "United Together" theme some marketing consultant got paid so much to come up with, turned into "United Apart," complements of Debbie the Destroyer. And instead, the first images on national television were of Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz being boo-ed off the stage at a Florida delegates meeting. And people wondering about Clinton's leadership abilities... if she can't even get this toxic freak show off center stage, how is she going ... more »

Tim LaHaye, Left Behind Co-Author, Dies at 90

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, the men who brought us the Left Behind film and book series, release a new book this month which essentially rewrites the Gospels according to John. Pphotographed at at the Ritz Carleton in Marina Del Rey November 30, 2006. (Photo by Spencer Weiner/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)] Tim LaHaye, pastor, author and conservative leader, passed away Monday in San Diego following a serious stroke, Tim LaHaye Ministries announced. In a statement attributed to his daughter Linda, LaHaye, 90, "graduated to heaven." LaHaye is best known for the series L... more »

Clinton Complains About Unfair ‘Hillary Standard’

Elena Weissmann at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City. Timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly, CGI brings together heads of state, CEOs, philanthropists and others to help find solutions to the world's major problems.] Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said that she faced an elevated “Hillary standard” on trust and honesty in a Sunday interview on CBS' 60 Minutes. "People are very willing to say things about me, to make ac... more »

Report: Hollywood’s Been Pushing a Hillary Presidency for 25 Years

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 03: Actress Sally Field, left, and actress Elizabeth Banks greet Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a Women for Hillary event held at West Los Angeles College on June 3, 2016 in Culver City, California.] A host of Hollywood celebrities are descending on Philadelphia to help crown Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee. Lena Dunham, Eva Longoria, Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks and Tony Goldwyn are only some of the names who’ll be on hand to cheer Hillary.... more »

Michael Jordan Gives $2M to Build Trust Between Blacks, Cops

Steve Reed at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: In this Aug. 21, 2015, file photo, former NBA star and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, smiles at reporters in Chicago. Jordan announced Monday, July 25, 2016, he’s giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to help build trust between blacks and law enforcement following several disturbing clashes around the country.] CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement. The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner said Mond... more »

Are Dems Using Indian Casino Money to Pay for Their Convention?

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Leah Daughtry, CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee, walks onto the stage Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where the convention is scheduled to convene on Monday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)] An email chain leaked by Wikileaks shows that the finance director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was angry with a Clinton campaign staffer for sending over an email detailing more than $440,000 from Indian reservations. Justin Klein, a staffer... more »

Islamic State Is Claiming That The Have Shot Down A U.S. Warplane Killing Its Crew

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
BREAKING: #ISIS Amaq news agency says that the crew of the #US warplane they shot down is dead pic.twitter.com/OLeMCzWD5C — Conflict News (@Conflicts) July 25, 2016 *Washington Times:* *ISIS says U.S. warplane shot down, crew killed; Pentagon dismisses claim* The official news agency of the self-styled Islamic State claimed Monday that it forces shot down an American warplane, a claim the U.S. military quickly dismissed. “The crew of the U.S. warplane that was shot down by Islamic State fighters near Ayn Asad Airbase is dead,” read a statement by the Amaq news agency. The Islami... more »

Turkey Is Now Targeting Journalists To Be Arrested And Purged

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists in relation to failed coup* Human rights groups criticise ‘witch hunt against journalists’ as Erdoğan arrests those he claims to suspect of plotting the attempted putsch Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists as part of an inquiry into alleged plotters of the failed coup, drawing harsh criticism from human rights groups. Thousands of soldiers, police, judges, prosecutors and civil servants have been detained or arrested in connection with their supposed involvement in the attempted putsch of 15... more »

Truth: Bernie Sanders Will Be Officially Nominated At DNC

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Is Bernie Sanders making a comeback at the DNC? After Sanders’ speech to his delegates, his wife Jane Sanders got on stage with him and whispered in his ear, over a hot mic, “They don’t know your name is being put in nomination. That’s what concerns.“ Two weeks ago Sanders told his delegates that he wanted them all at the convention for the roll call vote so they could vote for him. Right now, without further clarification from him and based on Jane’s words, it can be revealed this is still going to happen. Watch the moment below: Bernie Sanders’ campaign spokesman Michael Briggs wa... more »

ISIS Claims To Have Shot Down US Warplane In Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
ISIS say they have shot down a US military plane in the western part of Anbar province in Iraq. The terrorist group also claim that the pilot and crew members aboard the plane are dead. BREAKING: #ISIS Amaq news agency says that the crew of the #US warplane they shot down is dead pic.twitter.com/OLeMCzWD5C — Conflict News (@Conflicts) July 25, 2016 The military jet was reportedly operating near Ain Al-Asad air base which is run jointly by Iraq and the US. The reports have been denied by the US Central Command who say there is no evidence that a warplane had been downed. There is no ... more »

Two Teenagers Dead And 17 Injured In Florida Nightclub Shooting

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
At least two teenagers have been killed and 17 others injured in a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, the local police department said on Monday The attack happened at Club Blu, which was hosting a party for teenagers. Ft Myers Police Dept updates @NBC2 on Club Blu shooting early Monday. 14-16 injured and 2 confirmed dead. #newinfopic.twitter.com/WPHWbHBqV8 — DeliaDAmbraTV (@DeliaDAmbraTV) July 25, 2016 Police have detained three people for questioning in connection to the shootings and have confirmed that the incident was “not an act of terror”. The BBC reports: The two killed were ... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 9 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* A volcano near Rome is showing signs that a massive eruption is brewing Researchers are arguing that rust belt cities should embrace 'smart decline' Geophysicists discovered that the Moon is triggering earthquakes in California Pollsters now know why they were wrong about Brexit Deep Underground Military Bases? California Hit By Mysterious Clockwork "Booms" Daily For Years California Drought Worsens – El Nino 'Gains' Flushed Into The Pacific As Water Storage Runs Dry Genetic Analysis Predicts Academic Achievement For The First Time This is how presidents-elect ... more »

Dineh defend western Navajoland from Escalade destructive tourism

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Save the Confluence releases fact sheet, flyer by STC | Jul 22, 2016 | News Save the Confluence has released a fact sheet and flyer. The 12-point fact sheet outlines the reasons why a proposed tourist resort would harm the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. Developers who call themselves Confluence Partners, aka Fulcrum Group, want to build a gondola tram on

Assange On Clinton Vs Trump: ‘Do I Prefer Cholera Or Gonnorhea?’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
In an interview with Democracy Now, Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange said choosing between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is like choosing between two different infectious diseases and said “personally, I would prefer neither.” “Well, you’re asking me, do I prefer cholera or gonorrhea,” Assange said, in response to a question on his stance regarding Trump. “We know how politics works in the United States. Whoever – whatever political party gets into government is going to merge with the bureaucracy ... more »

Dallas Sees 344 Percent Spike in Police Applications Following Shooting

Amber Randall at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: In this July 8, 2016, file photo, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (R) looks on as Dallas Police Chief David Brown (L) speaks at a press conference held at Dallas City Hall concerning the fatal shootings of five police officers on July 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.] The Dallas Police Department saw a rise in job applications after the city's police chief gave a rousing speech following the July 7 shooting that left five officers dead. Four days after the Dallas shooting, Dallas Police Chief David Brown gave... more »

AMA Dismisses Evidence Babies Feel Pain in Abortions After 20 Weeks

Fred Lucas at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: The Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania holds a 'Mercy Witness For Life' rally on July 23, 2016 outside of the former site of Dr. Kermit Gosnell's closed abortion clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Three years ago, Dr. Gosnell was convicted of the first-degree murder of three infants, the involuntary manslaughter of his patient Karnamaya Mongar, and other felony counts.] The American Medical Association is sticking by its influential report asserting that unborn babies cannot feel pain at 20 weeks, despite subsequent studies finding otherwise. Three of the report's five aut... more »

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack In Germany’s Ansbach

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the latest attack in Germany, saying the attacker, believed to be a Syrian refugee, was a recruit fighting for the terrorist group. According to the Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, the 27-year-old Syrian suicide bomber who injured 15 people in a Sunday night attack on a music festival in Ansbach, left behind a video pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Herrmann also said that the unnamed man had repeatedly received psychiatric treatment, including for attempted suicide, according to ndailynews The attacker reported... more »

Knife Rights: The Unseen Side of the Second Amendment

Faith Vander Voort at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Pocketknife - 900] While congressional Democrats and Republicans go head-to-head over gun control, proponents of a smaller, often overlooked facet of the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms pursue a battle of their own -- the right to carry a knife.... more »

Turkish Daily With Close Ties To President Erdogan Accuses Former U.S - NATO Commander ‘Behind Failed Coup'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Army General John F. Campbell and guest arrive on the red carpet for the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington in April. Gen. Campbell, now retired has been accused by a Turkish newspaper of masterminding the July 15 attempted coup, a claim he dismisses as ‘ridiculous.’ PHOTO: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS *Yenisafak*: *US Commander Campbell: The man behind the failed coup in Turkey* The organizer and financial distributor of the coup attempt turns out to be an ISAF ex- US commander, investigation reveals. A former U.S. commander of the International Sec... more »

Did Canada Just Cancel Its Super Hornet Jet Buy From Boeing Because Of Pressure From Lockheed Martin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Image from Vanguard *Sputnik*: *Canada Ditches Super Hornet After Threats to Buy F-35 or Lose 10,000 Jobs* Lockheed Martin pointed an economic weapon of mass disruption at Ottawa and it appears that Justin Trudeau has blinked caving to the defense contractor’s threats. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rose to power last fall on a pledge not to purchase the defective F-35, an aircraft that he has said “does not work,” is too expensive, and is wholly incompatible with Canada’s defense needs pushing his country instead to move towards a deal to acquire Boei... more »

Turkey Udate - Bombshell News about CIA/NATO/NBC involvement in Failed Coup

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*FRONT PAGE NEWS:* *NATO International Security Assistance Force* *Commander **Army General John F. Campbell * *has been accused of being the leader of* *the failed Turkish Coup* Folks, I was all ready to do my CawRANT Events #29 this morning when I discovered that a lot has happened in the fast-moving Turkish Story overnight. Penny For Your Thoughts has a very good summation of events here. Yesterday, when I began this post, as you know, there was the fire at the NATO base on the Turkish West Coast...bordering the Aegean Sea. Here is the link that alleges a connection between the...more »

Payday watch: Tony Schwartz wrote The Art of the Deal!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016Journalist went for the gold:* Long ago and far away, former journalist Tony Schwartz wrote The Art of the Deal. On the cover of the book, Schwartz is cited as Donald J. Trump's co-author. Schwartz says he actually wrote the whole thing—that he even came up with the title, and thus with the book's basic framework. We know of no reason to doubt those claims. Recently, Schwartz spoke with The New Yorker's Jane Mayer about his experiences writing the book. Schwartz's conversations with Mayer has produced a fascinating profile of Trump, a man Schwartz regards as ...more »

Is China using organs from executed prisoners? Researchers debate issue in the literature

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A researcher is calling for the retraction of a paper about a recent ban in the use of organs from executed prisoners in China, accusing the authors of misrepresenting the state of the practice. In April 2015, a paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics welcomed the ban by the Chinese government as “a step in the right […] The post Is China using organs from executed prisoners? Researchers debate issue in the literature appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Greg Hunter, “Charles Ortel- Clinton Foundation $100 Billion Criminal Conspiracy, The Biggest Charit Fraud In History”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Clinton Foundation $100 Billion Criminal Conspiracy, * *The Biggest Charit Fraud In History” * By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Financial expert Charles Ortel says “The Clinton Foundation is the biggest charity fraud in history.” Ortel, who does high powered research for top Wall Street investment firms, applied his skills to analyzing the Clinton Foundation and contends, “I feel one of the things that makes this country exceptional is the charitable spirit. Charity is a noble thing, particularly when you do it for no recompense. The Clintons are out there holding themselves out a... more »

"FBI Launches Probe Of 'Putin/Trump' DNC Cyber-Attack, But NOT Into The 'Biggest Charity Fraud' In History?"; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"FBI Launches Probe Of 'Putin/Trump' DNC Cyber-Attack,* * But NOT Into The 'Biggest Charity Fraud' In History?"* by Tyler Durden "Following the release of greatly embarrassing emails that are forcing Hillary to lose control of the narrative, Politico reports, The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails. We are sure Director Comey will be closely watching and AG Lynch will once again take his word as gospel as somehow, we suspect, a narrative of Trump-Putin partnership will be created (or at the very least q... more »

The Economy: "Derivatives Contracts "Not worth the paper they're written on" as Struggling Deutsche Bank Closes Nearly 200 Branches"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Derivatives Contracts "Not worth the paper they're written on"* * as Struggling Deutsche Bank Closes Nearly 200 Branches"* by NewsRoom "Germany's economy is on the brink of collapse as its largest bank shutters 25% of its branches. Deutsche Bank will close 188 branches across Germany in the coming months, with 51 of them in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The lender has been forced to implement dramatic austerity measures after share prices plummeted by a staggering 48 per cent, marking an all-time low. It has also pulled out of 10 foreign markets, including Russia and Australi... more »

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “The Voice”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Moody Blues, “The Voice” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA022YLGP6c

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qWFCocIfXI

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“This intriguing trio of galaxies is sometimes called the Draco Group, located in the northern constellation of (you guessed it) Draco. From left to right are edge-on spiral NGC 5981, elliptical galaxy NGC 5982, and face-on spiral NGC 5985- all within this single telescopic field of view spanning a little more than half the width of the full moon. While the group is far too small to be a galaxy cluster and has not been catalogued as a compact group, these galaxies all do lie roughly 100 million light-years from planet Earth. *Click image for larger size.* On close examination with ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Retirement”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
* “Retirement”* by Chet Raymo "Farewell, thou busy world! And may We never meet again! Here I can eat and sleep and pray, And do more good in one short day Than he who his whole age outwears Upon the most conspicuous theatres, Where naught but vanity and vice do reign." "The first verse from a poem called "The Retirement" by Charles Cotton (1630-1687), a friend of Izaak Walton, about his private fishing retreat on the river Dove. The poem was incorporated into Walton's "The Compleat Angler." And what do I make of it, now, in retirement? All these hours on ... more »

Bertrand Russell, "Three Passions"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Three Passions" * "Three passions have governed my life: The longings for love, the search for knowledge, And unbearable pity for the suffering of humankind. Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness. In the union of love I have seen In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined. With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of people. I have wished to know why the stars shine. Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens, But always pity brought me back to earth; Cries of pain reverberated in my ...more »

"Three Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go." - Mary Oliver

"If Politicians Were Klingons..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*If Politicians Were Klingons...* I'd guess more than a few folks are feeling like this right now... - CP

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Thanks for stopping by!

“DNC Emails Don’t ‘Suggest’ Conspiracy Against Sanders, They PROVE It”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“DNC Emails Don’t ‘Suggest’ Conspiracy Against Sanders, They PROVE It”* by Caitlin Johnstone "Reddit user noSine summed it up perfectly in a top post on the subreddit SandersForPresident today: “I’ve been seeing the word ‘suggest’ in headlines on US media including NYT, ABC News, Newsmax etc. This leaves the emails open to interpretation – they aren’t. They quite clearly showed a large degree of contempt and bias on the part of the D.N.C., and this still hasn’t been fully acknowledged by a lot of mainstream media.” This is absolutely true. It would take up all this article’s space ... more »

"The Democrat's Nomination Process Was A Corrupt, Rigged Lie"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The DNC Will Die Immediately Unless It Apologizes-* *The Democrat's Nomination Process Was A Corrupt, Rigged Lie"* by Caitlin Johnstone "The jaw-dropping emails leaked from the DNC showing blatant, relentless, and unmitigated collusion against one of their two candidates in the nomination process have left America stunned. This is unprecedented. *It is now clear the Democrat’s nomination process was a sham. A show.* There was no attempt at an impartial or even-handed voting process. The emails show a clear collusion in the party to conspire against one candidate Bernie Sanders in ... more »

"Search the DNC Email Database"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Search the DNC Email Database"* by WikiLeaks "On Friday 22 July 2016 at 10:30am EDT, WikiLeaks released 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the top of the US Democratic National Committee- part one of our new Hillary Leaks series. The leaks come from the accounts of seven key figures in the DNC: Communications Director Luis Miranda (10770 emails), National Finance Director Jordon Kaplan (3797 emails), Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer (3095 emails), Finanace Director of Data & Strategic Initiatives Daniel Parrish (1472 emails), Finance Director Allen Zachary (1611 emails), ... more »

"We Americans..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are. Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers? Why else would we all- by proxies we have given to greedy corporations and corrupt politicians- be participating in its destruction? Most of us are still too sane to piss in our own cistern, but we allow others to do so and we reward them for it. We reward them so well, in fact, that those who piss in our cistern are wealthier than the rest of us. How do we submit? By not being radical enough. Or ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

"Clinton Cash" Documentary FREE Online

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"'Clinton Cash', is a feature documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book that the New York Times hailed as “The most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.” 'Clinton Cash' investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation. This wealth was accumulated during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as US Secretary of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors." - https:... more »

"Well, Isn't That Special?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*Oh, please do click for larger size.*

The Economy: The Mogambo Guru, “The Law of Cosmic Imperative”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Law of Cosmic Imperative”*, Introduction by Brian Maher "The market survived Brexit. Can it survive “Crexit”? “Crexit”: a stampede for the exits if a crisis of confidence rattles the credit markets. And with nearly $12 trillion of bonds trading at negative yields, it shouldn’t take much of a shove. S&P Global Ratings reported this week global corporate debt could balloon to $75 trillion over the next 3.5 years- $24 trillion higher than today. China is expected to account for most of the credit growth, followed by the United States. The source of all that debt? Central banks a... more »

"The Importance Of Asking Good Questions"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Importance Of Asking Good Questions"* by Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at "Remember that your goal is to find the best answer; not to give the best one you have." - Ray Dalio "About 3 months ago I decluttered. Not the horrible kitchen cupboard which has everything from screw drivers to toothpicks, sea shells, and a hairbrush the dog chewed. I decluttered mentally. For the uninitiated or curious, you can read the background here. The results so far have shocked me. My productivity has quite literally blown through the roof. How? For a start. Focus! When I shared "Wild" with... more »

Polls: Post Convention Bounce For Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN*: *Donald Trump bounces into the lead* (CNN)The bounce is back. Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a 6-point convention bounce for Trump, which are traditionally measured in two-way matchups. There hasn't been a significant post-convention bounce in CNN's polling since 2000. That year Al Gore and George W. Bush both boosted their nu... more »

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Vows More Email Dumps Featuring Hillary Clinton

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* According to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange there will be more email dumps, but their focus will be on Hillary Clinton .... *Democrat Scandal: Julian Assange Claims New Leaks Will Send Her To Prison Over Campaign To destroy Bernie Sanders* (The Inquisitr).This is all being timed for maximum impact .... so do not be surprised if there are more emails posted online in the next day or two.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: 'Air Conditioner Chemicals Are As Dangerous As The Islamic State'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Pool photo by Charles Dharapak *Daily Mail:* *John Kerry claims air conditioner chemicals are as dangerous as ISIS at climate conference* * Traveled to Vienna, Austria on Friday for environmental treaty talks * Negotiated amendment to the Montreal Protocol against ozone depletion * Amendment reduces hydrofluorocarbons, compounds used as refrigerants * Secretary Of State said decision could 'literally save life on the planet itself' Chemicals used in refrigerators and air conditioners pose as big of a threat as ISIS, John Kerry said. The Secretary Of State traveled to Vienna, Austria... more »

Chinese General Sentenced To Life In Prison For Corruption

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
China's then Central Military Commission former Vice Chairman General Guo Boxiong stands at attention during the playing of the national anthem before a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington in this July 18, 2006. REUTERS/YURI GRIPAS/FILES *Reuters*: *China jails former top military officer for life in graft case* A military court in China on Monday jailed for life a former top military officer for corruption, stripping him of his title of general and seizing his assets, the latest prosecution in President Xi Jinping's drive against graft in the armed forces. Guo Boxiong, 74, was ... more »

World News Briefs -- July 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016. REUTERS/GARY CAMERON *CNN*:* FBI investigating suspected Russian hack of DNC emails* (CNN)The FBI on Monday confirmed they are investigating a hack into the Democratic National Committee, the first acknowledgment from the agency that they are probing the incident, which US officials suspect came from a Russian cyber attack. Fallout over the emails led DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to announce her resignation Sunday. "The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Defense News/Military Times:* *Incirlik has power again, but Turkey mission faces uncertain future* The power is back on at Incirlik Air Base,Turkey, after almost a week in the dark, but what the future holds for airmen and aircraft at the base remains unclear as Turkey convulses following a failed coup. U.S. European Command on Friday reassured that with close cooperation with the Turkish military, Incirlik will remain fully prepared “to take on a myriad of missions as we work together to defeat terrorism,” the command said in a statement. "Should the power be interrupted again,... more »

Former Defense Secretary Gates Believes The Next President Should 'Lay Down A Line' With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Photo: *Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates *CBS*: *Former Defense Secretary: Next president must "lay down a line" with Russia* Whoever wins in November will face a world of trouble on day one of the presidency. Margaret Brennan spoke with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates about one of the biggest challenges -- America's strained relations with Russia. *ROBERT GATES*: I think Putin is one of these leaders who will push forward as long as there's no significant resistance. But he's not suicidal, he's not delusional, he's not crazy. He's a very calculating person who is ... more »

China Bans Political And Social News Websites From Independent Reporting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Customers use computers at an internet cafe in Taiyuan, Shanxi province March 10, 2010. REUTERS/STRINGER *Bloomberg:* *China Bans Internet News Reporting as Media Crackdown Widens* * Internet portals must shut all original reporting operations * Web services can now carry only state-approved media news China’s top internet regulator ordered major online companies including Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. to stop original news reporting, the latest effort by the government to tighten its grip over the country’s web and information industries. The Cyberspace Administration of Ch... more »

Victimism: The Mind Game that Stymies the Pro-Life Movement

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 12 hours ago
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Why party strategists are threatened by electoral reform

Alison at Creekside - 12 hours ago
Tom Parkin on bastions and battlegrounds ... "There’s a reason traditional political strategists argue so fervently to keep the first-past-the-post system. Yes, it can give them 100% of the power with only 39% of the vote. But that’s not the worst. More worrisome is the thought the beloved political bastions and battlegrounds created by the first-past-the-post system might be destroyed – rendering useless all the manipulative political strategies they’ve successfully developed to exploit them." Strategies like ignoring voters in the 1/3 to 1/2 ridings where an election outcome is ... more »

Men Among Lions: Interview With David and Jason Benham

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 31: Authors David Benham and Jason Benham speak onstage during the 3rd Annual KLOVE Fan Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on May 31, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for KLOVE)] In 2014, business partners and twins David and Jason Benham were thrust into the national spotlight when their HGTV show, "Flip It Forward," was cancelled before it began. Liberal activists had deemed the brothers' socially conservative values unacceptable, and HGTV crumbled...more »

Muslim Attacks on Christians in Egypt Spiral

Brianna Cicero at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: In the past three months, attacks against Christians in Egypt have been rising exponentially.] Bishop Angaelos, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, has issued a warning about the spiraling of attacks on Christians in Egypt. Egypt is home to around 75% of all Christians in the Middle East. "It is... more »

A (Un)Dead Letter?: Zombies, Feminist Theory and the IR Classroom

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
It’s always exciting to see articles on pop culture gracing the pages of mainstream political science journals. And it’s always good to see international relations scholars being encouraged to engage more deeply with questions of gender in the course of their teaching. This issue of PS: Political Science and Politics gives us both: an article by […]

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 12 hours ago
*The latest environmental scare* *Do you notice the dog that didn't bark in the report below? Did you notice that there is no EVIDENCE about how harmful microparticles are? It's all theory and falls into the category of things that are OBVIOUSLY bad and so must be discouraged. All to often, however, things that are OBVIOUSLY bad turn out not to be bad at all -- with dietary fat being the most recent major example of that. So you need to be able to put numbers on just HOW bad a thing is. Doing so can generate surprising revelations -- such as the fact that dietary f... more »

Destabilizing Nature of 'Missile Defense'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
The story is true - soon after he stole the 2002 election George W. Bush pulled the US out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty with Russia. The treaty made sure that neither side would build 'missile defense' (MD) systems which are destabilizing and provocative and give one side a first-strike advantage over the other. These days the Pentagon is encircling Russia and China with MD - escalating an already out of control arms race. Add to that NATO expansion right up to Russia's borders and the US-NATO are playing with fire. The constant demonization of Putin and Russia by t... more »

Is It Fair To Label Trump A Racist?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
The Woody Guthrie song above, "Old Man Trump" was written in the early 1950s when Woody Guthrie was renting an apartment from Trump's notoriously racist father Fred in the Beach Haven neighborhood of Brooklyn, not far from where I grew up and where my first girlfriend, Doreen, lived. It paints an accurate picture of the bigoted milieu Little Donald-- who has started unambiguously that "my legacy has its roots in my father’s legacy"-- grew up in. Even if you heard this new rendition of the song by Ryan Harvey, Tom Morello and Ani DiFranco when I wrote about it at the beginning of ... more »

I Just Got Back From Moscow... Where I Didn't Get A Chance To Discuss Trump With Putin

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Saturday I did a brief post at the travel blog about the fantastic Museum of Russian Political History in St. Petersburg which I visited a few weeks ago. I was really impressed that a still somewhat paranoid country barely emerging-- slowly-- from unbroken centuries of routine authoritarianism would permit such an unbiased and objective presentation of history right up to the present day. That said, no one crosses Putin in Russia and gets away with it. That painting up top of him and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in lingerie by Konstantin Altunin was seized by security personnel ... more »

Clinton Cash...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*a must see.* I thought I knew everything there was to know about crooked Hillary until I watched this yesterday at Breitbart. I was stunned! What awful evil people. I don't know how long this will be available for free, so you best watch soon.

It's Not Easy Being Hillary

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 13 hours ago
The action shifts to Philadelphia this week. And Hillary Clinton will be its epicenter. Doubts follow her there. Why? Tom Walkom writes: The Clintons’ time in the White House was marked by a series of so-called scandals with names like Whitewater and Travelgate that, for most people, have long vanished into the mists of time. An independent prosecutor later concluded that Hillary Clinton had done nothing wrong in any of these. Nonetheless, they damaged her. Critics were unable to pierce Bill Clinton’s glad-handing popularity. But Hillary was easier prey. By the time the Clintons... more »

D.M. Murdock aka Acharya S - Did Moses exist? - The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
*"Moses is a reflection or retelling of the Dionysus legend,"* according to D.M. Murdock aka Acharya S (who passed away on Dec 25th, 2015) speaking with Aeon Byte radio host Miguel Conner in 2014 about her then new book Did Moses Exist? *"Woah, why is she comparing Jim Morrison to Charlton Heston?"* Conner quips about 25 mins into this excellent interview. *FURTHER EXAMINATION:* Acharya S on Aeon Byte's show again, this time The Jeezus...

What do they have in common?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Rd8cRvZZv44 I know that I have posted this video before but I think it shows the sort of conversation happening for real at the BBC and elsewhere across liberal to the point of stupidity Europe.

Parents Beat Back Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Mandate in Texas Schools

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Male and Female Bathrooms - 900] Administrators of a Texas school district changed guidelines for transgender students to involve parents and work with families on a case-by-case basis, after an uproar among parents. The Fort Worth Independent School District announced the two new pages of guidelines... more »

The Latest From #DNCinPhilly: Sanders’ Delegates Boo His Call to Elect Clinton

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Protesters yell as DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., arrives for a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (all times EDT): 1:50 p.m. Bernie Sanders drew boos and angry chants from his delegates as he called for the election of Hillary Clinton. Many in the crowd chanted, “We... more »

Stefan Molyneux: Procrastination and Passive Aggression...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*and a wonderful way to overcome both.* Because politics is making me exhausted. You may have the same reaction to the beginning of Stefan Molyneux's presentation that I did. He will be talking about raising children, which will make you think; "Of course children are raised in such a manner precisely because they *are* children", and may want to turn off the video. Don't. He will make it clear in a very short time. After thinking about what he said, I realized I was raised by a mother who had vastly different ideas about how to raise a child from most people, and more like wha... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 14 hours ago
*UK: The NUS turns its back on Jewish students. Again* The governing body of the National Union of Students (NUS), the National Executive Committee (NEC), met this week to discuss matters that have arisen since the national conference in April and the election of controversial president Malia Bouattia. Her election sparked a national debate about the pervasiveness of anti-Semitism on the left and gave rise to several disaffiliation referenda in universities nationwide. Since her election, four universities have disaffiliated from the NUS. One of the disaffiliators’ key concerns wa... more »

Polls: Trump Now Tied With Hillary After Convention and DNC Email Scandal

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: AP-GfK Poll: Clinton Maybe Likable Enough — Next to Trump] A series of new polls show GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in a statistical tie with presumed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton -- a dramatic reversal from just days ago, when Clinton was well ahead. According to the newest Real Clear... more »

Photo: Sacred Stone Camp resisting Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Sacred Stone Camp July 2016 Hau we are the Inyan wakankagapi otip-Sacred Stone Camp from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. We have partnership with the Oectc Sakowin- Seven Council Fires, Indians and Cowboys and anyone who was to stand with us against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline will cross the Missouri River and Cannon Ball River which is the life line to many tribes and non

Photo: 'No! Fracking on Dinetah'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Colleen Cooley July 20 · Colleen Cooley said, "Honored to be among these Diné warriors today at Navajo Nation Council Chambers! Educating Delegates and the public about the dangers of Fracking on Dinétah and other related issues! They have all been fighting for the protection of Nihímá Nahasdzáán for many years, they have been my mentors and continue to inspire me to

You’ve been dupe’d: Nice data — let’s see them again

Michael Koziol at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
As we’ve said before, with hundreds of retractions per year, there are simply too many for us to cover individually. So from time to time we’ll compile a list of retractions that appeared relatively straightforward, just for record-keeping purposes. Often, these seemingly straightforward retractions involve duplications, in which authors — accidentally or on purpose — […] The post You’ve been dupe’d: Nice data — let’s see them again appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Workers’ cafe has untouched copy of Guardian

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
"If all the other papers are taken and there's only the Guardian left, I will just look at the tablecloth." A very sensible approach to take if faced with having to read The Guardian More satire here http://m.thedailymash.co.uk/news/media/workers-cafe-has-untouched-copy-of-guardian-20160725111

Comic relief: The (many) errors of Maddow County!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016No country for old men:* Last Thursday night, Donald J. Trump had finally finished his deathless convention speech. If balloon drop delayed is balloon drop denied, the hopeful was being denied. Eventually, Rachel Maddow stepped into the breach. This was her first remark: MADDOW (7/21/16): This is a, this is a landmark thing. Nobody quite like this has ever been nominated as a major party candidate for president. *He will be the oldest man ever nominated for president in this countrty by either party.* "There she goes again," the analysts cried. Several tore... more »

Make room for another appliance in your kitchen.

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Another positive revolutionary development.

Is China About To Break UN Sanctions On North Korea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Korea Times*: *China expected to renege on sanctions against North Korea* International cooperation on sanctions against North Korea is showing signs of a rift as China has become reluctant to push the North harder as it protests the planned deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in South Korea, analysts said Monday. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has yet to issue any statement condemning Pyongyang's recent ballistic missile tests and the North's increased military exercises featuring fighters, submarines and other vehicles hint that it sti... more »

China Continues Its Criticism On South Korea's Decision To Deploy The THAAD Anti-Missile Defense System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency *Reuters*:* China says South Korea's THAAD anti-missile decision harms foundation of trust* Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has criticized South Korea's move to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defense system to counter threats from North Korea, saying it harmed the foundation of their mutual trust, news reports said on Monda... more »

What happens If You Do Not Laugh At North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's Jokes?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
All smiles: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un jokes with his general during a visit to a fish food factory *Daily Mail*: *That's a very funny joke boss! North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has his generals in stitches as Supreme Leader visits factory* * Communist dictator seemed a world away from reports of failing economy * Switzerland has also implemented a UN ban on exporting luxury goods * North Korea's leader is reportedly a fan of expensive Swiss watches * The isolated country has also restarted coded radio broadcasts to its spies North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un seemed a world aw... more »

How To Weaponize A Cessna Caravan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Orbital ATK *Popular Mechanics:* *When a Cessna Goes to War* ​The Combat Caravan could carry passengers, packages... or missiles.​ If the Cessna Caravan looks familiar to you, it should.Cessna has built more than 2,500 of these turboprops since the prototype flew in 1982. They're popular as short-haul airliners in places like the Caribbean. More than 250 Caravans haul cargo while painted in the unmistakeable colors of FedEx. But there are a small number of Caravans that haul Hellfire missiles, electro-optical targeting, and reconnaissance systems. During the recent Farnborough Ai... more »

British Soldiers Advised To 'Scrub Military References' From Their Facebook And Social Media Accounts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *British soldiers are told to 'scrub' Facebook accounts of all uniform pictures and to jog in pairs for fear of new Lee Rigby-style ISIS attacks* * Worrying memo told 14,000 soldiers at bases in Wiltshire to 'stay vigilant' * Servicemen told to scrub their accounts to avoid attracting attention * Comes as two 'Middle Eastern' men tried to abduct serviceman in Norfolk * Man in late 20s was out jogging when they tried to bundle him into a van British soldiers have been told to 'scrub' their social media accounts of uniform pictures and instructed to jog in pairs to avoid ... more »

Iran Destroys 100,000 Satellite Dishes In Crackdown

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The head of the Basij militia warned that satellite TV was having a negative impact on Iran [Hossein Zohrevand/AFP] *Al Jazeera*:* Iran destroys 100,000 'depraving' satellite dishes* Authorities say the banned satellite dishes are morally damaging, despite high-level calls for reform of the law. Iranian authorities have destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers as part of a widespread crackdown against illegal devices they say "deviate morality and culture". General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, the head of Iran's Basij militia, oversaw the destruction ceremony in Tehran on Sunday ... more »

HOW WE GOT HERE: Narrative without end, amen!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016Part 1—Concerning the brain of Gail Collins:* The craziest statements we saw all weekend came from Jean Edward Smith. Professor Smith's "mammoth new biography" of George W. Bush is largely praised in this review by the obedient Jason Zengerle. The review appeared in the Book Review section of yesterday's New York Times. We haven't read the professor's whole book. Yesterday, we did read the two chapters in which the crazy, 84-year-old scholar attempts to discuss, or pretends to discuss, the events of Campaign 2000. The craziest statements we saw all weekend c... more »

TODAY PHOENIX! Protest Maricopa County Attorney: Justice for Loreal Tsingine

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Photo by Klee Benally in Winslow, Arizona Today, July 25, 2016: Protest Maricopa County Attorney's decision at 7:30 a.m., 301 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Arizona Coalition Protests Maricopa County's Failure to Prosecute Killer Cop Who Murdered Loreal Tsingine By Monica Spencer, Coalition Organizer Censored News PHOENIX – The Bordertown Justice Coalition, in response to Maricopa

Women's Boat to Gaza 'We have a boat!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Women's Boat Is Afloat! The dream of sending a women's boat to break the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza has moved one step closer to reality--but it's a big step. The Women's Boat to Gaza, a project of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, has acquired its first boat. The Amal-Hope is scheduled to set sail with 15 women, from Barcelona, Spain, on Sept. 14. In Barcelona, members of the

Preparing for TEOTWAWKI

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Preparing for The End Of TheWorld As We Know It. Is that what is behind all the underground activity? Massive buys of ammunition, ignoring climate change, it all adds up. Something is going on and Mr Jones, your not invited. Be a "TEOTWAWKI Prepperationist" another copyright. BTW I was wrong about 40 cal being a pistol round.

Islamist videos 'on Syrian bomber phone' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
The BBC are no doubt devastated to have to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36882831 that: 'Islamist videos were found on the mobiles and laptop of a Syrian man who blew himself up in Ansbach on Sunday evening, Bavarian officials say. The 27-year-old caused an explosion which killed him and injured 15 people. The Bavarian interior minister says two phones, multiple SIM cards and a laptop were found with the body or at his accommodation. "Some Salafist content was found," Joachim Hermann said. Investigations are ongoing.' So there's the Islamist terrorist link to this... more »

US Commander Campbell: The man behind the failed coup in Turkey- Named ahead of fire

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*The plot thickens... Fire breaks out near NATO/American base in Turkey* *hattip ally:**Fire breaks out near NATO base in Turkey* *thanks!*MMMJuly 25, 2016 at 5:39 AM *US Airbase in Turkey engulfed in Fire after Media IDs US General as Coup Leader * http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/29864/53/ "Update: The Fire was started just two hours after Turkish paper Yeni Safak identified US Army General and NATO International Security Assistance Force Commander John F. Campbell as the leader of the coup!" http://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/us-commander-campbell-the-man-behind-the-failed-coup... more »

Magic School Bus Ms. Frizzle Costume

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
The Magic School Bus was a fun and wonderful part of my childhood. I was absolutely delighted to find the show on Netflix and I introduced it to my older daughter when she was about 5. Now, a few years later, Ms. Frizzle is as much a part of her childhood as it was apart of mine. When I asked her what she wanted to be for Comic Con this year and she said Ms. Frizzle, I was delighted. We had a lot of fun making this dress and costume together. You will need: - a navy blue dress (school uniform dresses work great) - heat transfer vinyl in white, blue, green, yellow, and red... more »

Leaked Emails Expose DNC Scheming With Media for Hillary Against Bernie

Anika Smith at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks during a rally for the Democratic Presumptive Nominee for President and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic candidate for Vice President, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) at the Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Florida on July 23, 2016. With two days to go until the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic)] Over the weekend Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DN... more »

Experimental physicists shouldn't be trained as amateur theorists

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*Theoretical work is up to theorists who must do it with some standards* Tommaso Dorigo of CMS is an experimental particle physicist and in his two recent blog posts, he shares two problems that students at their institutions are tortured with. The daily problema numero uno wants them to calculate a probability from an inelastic cross section which is boring but more or less comprehensible and well-defined. *Dorigo just returned from a trip to Malta.* The problema numero due is less clear. I won't change anything about the spirit if I simplify the problem like this: A collider pr... more »

The Remainders - "Sir" Patrick Stewart

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
*WE ARE THE CLUB OF ROME. * *LOWER YOUR BORDERS AND SURRENDER YOUR SOVERIGNTY. * *WE WILL ADD YOUR AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL DISTINCTIVENESS TO OUR OWN. * *YOUR CULTURE WILL ADAPT TO SERVICE US. * *RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.* "Perhaps today *is *a Good Day to Die ...!! Prepare for *RAMMING SPEED!!!*" *This Flanders 'Mare* *The Blue Death* *The Belgian Disease* *This Flemish Pox* *BE-NE-LUX Fever* *Tyler's Cramp* *Mason's Elbow* *Auditor's Pinch* *Peoples of these British Isles, Your Attention Please : * Having commenced my own study of the extent, breadth and fundamental... more »

The Uneasy Skies: A History of Airliner and UFO Encounters

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*The Uneasy Skies: A History of Airliner and UFO Encounters* *By Scott Corrales* 1991 seems so long ago that the details of what took place so long ago have been erased from the minds of most people, but this is surely not the case with the pilots of a Boeing 727 flight from Barcelona to Madrid. The Iberia airliner was at an altitude of 30,000 feet when it encountered some unexpected and unwelcome company. An object, described by the flight crew as a metallic balloon with a black emblem of some sort, kept pace with the airliner for approximately three minutes before pulling away wi... more »

From annoying to bitter, here are the six types of peer reviewers

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
After two decades of submitting papers to journals, and more than 10 years of serving on an editorial board or editing journals, geography researcher Kevin Ward knows a thing or two about peer review. Recently, as the editor of Urban Geography, he received a particularly “grumpy” and “obnoxious” review in his inbox, which got him thinking. Although, he says, […] The post From annoying to bitter, here are the six types of peer reviewers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Philippine Leader Declares Ceasefire with Communist Rebels

JIM GOMEZ and TERESA CEROJANO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Philippines Duterte_perr__1469452902_71.164.139.145] MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas effective immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the same to end decades of deadly violence and foster the resumption of peace talks. In... more »

Obama on Race: ‘Things Have Gotten Better’ Since He was Young, But …

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: NOT FOR FEATURED IMAGE] Race relations, and progress for blacks, have improved in America, according to President Barack Obama. Speaking on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday, Obama told host John Dickerson that he is “in some ways … able to see it through the eyes of my... more »

Kale, Tomato, Lemon, Garlic Juice Recipe

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
Recipe: 1 handful kale OR 2 large tomatoes 1 lemon 2 cloves garlic

The Most Dangerous Socialist in History

Samuel Gregg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Antonio Gramsci Marxist - 900] As a matter of principle, Marxists aren't troubled by scruples. They will kill, steal, lie, railroad the innocent -- whatever it takes to advance the Revolution. Marx himself never shied away from what his program entailed. "When our turn comes,"... more »

Sanders to Call for Dem Unity Despite DNC/Clinton Collusion Revealed in Email Leak

CATHERINE LUCEY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 21041391483_a99d9c6845_k] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Amid lingering angst over the primary process, Bernie Sanders has a chance to encourage his supporters to embrace party unity. Sanders is set to meet privately with supporters Monday before the start of the Democratic National Convention.... more »

S'mores Recipes!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we ... more »

Conservative and Liberal Scorecards Put New DNC Chairwoman Far to the Left

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Marcia_fudge] Over the weekend, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned after e-mails confirmed the DNC had helped Hillary Clinton beat primary opponent Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. The... more »

Feds Put Fake-CPA Tax Cheat In Charge Of $1.5 Trillion Of Mortgages

Luke Rosiak at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Department_of_Housing_and_Urban_Development] Officials at the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) hired a tax scofflaw with a resume including a false claim to be a certified public accountant (CPA) as chief financial officer (CFO) and put him in charge of a $1.5... more »

New England’s Killer Heatwave Of 1911

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/07/25/d-c-area-forecast-stifling-heat-today-may-set-record-staying-hot-all-week/ Jason Samenow is worried that Washington might hit 100F today. It’s just as well he was not around in 1911, when an 11-day heatwave is estimated to have killed 2000 people in the northeastern United States. It has been described as “The Worst Weather Disaster in New England History.” […]

BWorld 72, Economic integration and disruption

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 17 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last July 11, 2016. Three of the five themes of the first ever BusinessWorld Economic Forum on July 12 will be on economic integration, technological disruption, and regulation and incentives. Except for three speakers from the government (VP Leni Robredo, DoF Sec. Carlos Dominguez, NEDA Chief Ernesto Pernia, PCC Chairman Arsenio Balisacan), all the other speakers will be from the private sector. The speakers on Integration will be Phinma President Ramon del Rosario and Sunlife President Riza Mantaring. Speakers on Disruption will be Solar Phi... more »

Democratic Convention Will Talk Inequality in a City Defined by It

KATHY MATHESON at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: DEM 2016 Philadelphia_perr__1469446555_71.164.139.145] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- When the Democrats come to the City of Brotherly Love to nominate Hillary Clinton for president and the talk turns to income inequality and the 1 percent, Exhibit A will be right outside their windows: Philadelphia itself.... more »

UN Group: Children Bearing Brunt of Afghanistan War in 2016, With 388 Killed

LYNNE O'DONNELL at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Afghanistan_perr__1469447244_71.164.139.145] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The number of children killed or wounded in Afghanistan’s conflict surged in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said on Monday. The daunting figures... more »

New DNC Chair to Take Reins After Email Scandal

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: 25185311154_424c60f12a_k__1469445175_71.164.139.145] In the wake of Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepping down, Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge will serve as the permanent chair of the Democratic National Convention set to take place in Philadelphia, Pa., July 25-28. The DNC rules... more »

Authorities: 2 Killed, 17 Shot at Florida Nightclub

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: In this frame from video, people gather near the scene of a fatal shooting at Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., Monday, July 25, 2016. (WBBH via AP)] FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- A shooting at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning killed two people and wounded at least 16, police said. The attack apparently occurred at a teen party, billed as a “Swimsuit Glow Party,” at Club... more »

Drug Gangs Kill Second Mexico Mayor in Two Days

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: CARIBBEAN SEA (March 4, 2010) Bales of cocaine are stacked in the airborne mission zone aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) after they were seized from a go-fast small boat. Freedom seized the vessel, five suspects and 1,506 kilos of cocaine during counter-illicit trafficking operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.] MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The mayor of a town in one of Mexico’s most violent drug corridors was shot to death, the second mayor killed in Mexico in two days. Ambrosio Soto was mayor of a township that includes Ciudad... more »

Suicide Attack at German Concert: Syrian Asylum Seeker Blows Himself Up, Wounding 12

TOMISLAV SKARO & KIRSTEN GRIESHABER at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Gernaby Explosion_perr__1469443447_71.164.139.145] ANSBACH, Germany (AP) -- A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a suicide bombing. It... more »

DNC Convention Kicks off With Liberal Protests, High Temperatures

GEOFF MULVIHILL & MEGAN TRIMBLE at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Protesters march during a demonstration in downtown on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention starts Monday.] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Democratic National Convention got underway Monday in Philadelphia with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave. In one of the largest rallies planned... more »

Declassified 9/11 Report Portrays US-Saudis as Partners in Crime

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
*July 25, 2016 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The recently released, previously classified report titled, "Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001" (.pdf), reveals that indeed long-time US ally, Saudi Arabia, had connections to the alleged hijackers who purportedly carried out the 9/11 attacks. While the US would go on to invade Afghanistan and Iraq predicated on the 9/11 attacks, it should be noted that all of the alleged hijackers were either Saudis or Persian Gulf citizens, or connected to terrorist organizat... more »

(What Are You Looking At?)  Trump Bravado Rules Weak (Hillary Good As Goldmen)  Scary Veeps Galore  (Nice Not Nice)  Take Back Your Economy?

The latest from the Republican Convention floor (from DailyKos) on the Trumpiness ramifications: Republicans are in full-on panic mode. Donald Trump is officially the Republican Party's nominee for president. The Republican National Convention has been a disaster for them. Hillary Clinton is leading in the polls. The Koch brothers have started abandoning at-risk GOP senators.

The Remainders : Richard Dawkins

Spike EP at News Spike - 20 hours ago
*"Be one of Us"....? *

Democrats Build 8 Foot Wall Around Philadelphia Convention Site

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
After months spent criticising Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall as fascist, ignorant and morally wrong, the Democratic National Committee has erected a four mile, eight foot high fence around the site of the convention in Philadelphia. With the explosive contested convention due to kick off at the Wells Fargo Center, it appears the DNC would rather be accused of hypocrisy than be forced to deal with the public – or Bernie Sanders supporters. A large, impassioned crowd of Sanders supporters – chanting “Hell no DNC, we won’t vote for Hillary” – marched on Sunday afternoon to... more »

Wikileaks Reveal Clinton Ties To Rothschilds And Occult Cabal

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The Wikileaks classified email dumps have exposed Hillary Clinton for what she really is – a member of the infamous Rothschild family’s inner sanctum, with occultist beliefs. Lending further credibility to the idea that Presidents are not elected but are selected by a global shadow government, the Wikileaks email dumps expose Hillary Clinton’s close relationship with the infamous Rothschild banking family and hints for a potential Rockefeller-State partnership. The fact the mainstream media have been exposed colluding with the Clinton campaign cannot come as a surprise, considering ... more »

French Police: Government Are Destroying Nice Attack Evidence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A senior French police officer has claimed that the government in France are destroying vital Nice attack evidence in an attempt to cover-up what really happened. Sandra Bertin, the police officer in charge of Nice’s CCTV control room, says that an interior ministry official told her to alter the report of what actually happened on the night of the incident. Presstv.com reports: On July 14, a truck driver plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, killing 84 people and wounding 200 others. Bertin claims that she was “harassed for an hour” by the official who wanted her to detail ... more »

DNC Lock Sanders Delegates Out Of Room, Reject Superdelegate Reforms

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Bernie Sanders delegates were forcefully locked out of a DNC meeting on Saturday as the Democratic National Committee attempted to block superdelegate reforms. The meeting of 187 rules committee members took place in a small room at the Wells Fargo Center where they unceremoniously voted to reject a proposal that would ban superdelegates in future primaries. Usuncut.com reports: The DNC’s Rules Committee, which is co-chaired by former Massachusetts Congressman and outspoken Clinton surrogate Barney Frank, is made up of representatives of both campaigns in proportion to how many del... more »

Pakistan Conflict In Kashmir Risks Nuclear War With India

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Tensions between Pakistan and India have escalated to the point that a full-scale nuclear war could break out between the countries, experts have warned. The conflict over the disputed Indian controlled territory of Kashmir is becoming dangerously volatile. The Muslim-dominated region has long been controlled by India, but the population overwhelmingly desire to be reunited with Pakistan. Sputniknews.com reports: Ten years ago, Pakistan and India stepped away from the abyss, after decades of warring over the territory, by deciding in principle to dissipate tensions and allowing the ... more »

Trump: Corrupt DNC Attempts To ‘Destroy Bernie’ Have Failed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Donald Trump has accused the DNC of attempting to completely destroy Bernie Sanders in their pursuit of securing a Hillary Clinton nomination. Trump took to Twitter to respond to the damning Democratic National Committee email leaks that exposed a secret plot between the DNC and Hillary Clinton to oust Sanders. Trump sympathised with Bernie saying that the Vermont Senator ought to distance himself from the Clinton campaign. Rt.com reports: “Leaked e-mails of DNC show plans to destroy Bernie Sanders. Mock his heritage and much more. On-line from Wikileakes [sic], really vicious. RIG... more »

9/11 Court Case Hears That CIA Destroyed ‘Black Site’ Evidence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees charged with plotting the 9/11 attacks have accused the U.S. government of destroying a secret CIA prison. The Cuba defense lawyers say that the trial judge authorised the secret destruction of vital evidence during the trial that would have proved the CIA ran “black site” prisons. Miamiherald.com reports: Prosecutors have said they did nothing wrong but declined to explain with any specificity. After a closed session Friday, during which the judge apparently agreed some details were no longer classified, the defense lawyers laid out what they ... more »

Oliver Stone: Pokemon GO Is Normalising ‘Robot Society’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
American film director Oliver Stone has warned the public that Pokemon Go represents an attempt by the elite to move towards a “robot society”. Stone made the remarks at Comic-Con 2016 whilst discussing his new movie Snowden. Responding to a fan, who asked what the director thought about the new Pokemon Go phenomenon, Stone responded: “It’s a new level of invasion,” Stone said of the game. “Nobody has ever seen, in the history of the world, something like Google, ever. It’s the fastest-growing business ever, and they have invested huge amounts of money into what surveillance is, whi... more »

John Kerry: Air Conditioners “Bigger Threat Than ISIS”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry has said that he thinks air conditioners and refrigerators pose a bigger threat to our safety than ISIS. Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from household appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. Freebeacon.com reports: “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Soldiers Through the Smoke

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Soldiers] U.S. Army soldiers with the Massachusetts National Guard use smoke to conceal their movement during an exercise at Fort Polk in Louisiana on July 15, 2016. Thanks to Sgt. Harley Jelis for capturing this image.

Mind Blowing 1958 Speech Predicts Insiders Plan For America

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A mind blowing video from 1958 has surfaced in which Robert Welch, founder of the John Birch Society, predicted today’s problems with uncanny accuracy. Welch’s speech proves that the New World Order have been planning to systematically dissemble US sovereignty for a long time. In the video, Robert Welch says the elite plan to do the following: Gradually surrender American sovereignty to various international organizations, including the UN. Expand government spending as wastefully as possible. Increase taxes on the poor. Inflate the currency. Centralize power in Washington whilst e... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
("Evidence Suggests"?): How Putin Weaponized Wikileaks to Influence the Election of an American President https://t.co/qRhYPj13WC — Small Wars Journal (@smallwars) July 24, 2016

Clinton's Campaign Manager Is Accusing Russia For Being Responsible In The Release Of Hacked Democrat Emails

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Real Clear Politics:* *Clinton Campaign Manager: Russians Gave Hacked DNC Emails To Wikileaks In Attempt To Elect Trump* Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook tells CNN's 'State Of The Union' on Sunday morning that a vast conspiracy is behind the release of damaging DNC emails this week. He puts forward the theory that the Russians hacked the DNC, and then gave that information to Wikileaks, who released it at the perfect moment in order to help elect Donald Trump. "Sources are saying the Russians are releasing these emails for the purpose of actually Helping Donald Trump," he sai...more »

German Government Admits They Have Lost 130,000 Migrants

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
With the frequency of attacks in Germany now making it hard to keep track, this report from Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/02/26/german-government-admits-they-have-lost-one-in-ten-migrants/ is really concerning. 'German authorities do not know the whereabouts of 130,000 migrants, the government confessed today. It means that more than one in ten unvetted new arrivals from the Middle East have disappeared, somewhere in Europe. Of the 1.1 million migrants who registered as asylum seekers in Germany in 2015, "about 13 per cent did not turn up at the reception centres... more »

The nasty vindictive left have a post Brexit plan - Project Pain

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
'A prospect far more threatening than Brexit is emerging: a reasonable deal for the UK. Reports from Brussels suggest a compromise is doing the rounds under which it would be given continued access to the single market plus concessions on freedom of movement. This would be a grave mistake. If Britain comes out of this looking anything less than severely diminished it will be devastating for the EU. When the EU starts negotiating the terms of its divorce from the UK it must aim to inflict maximum political and economic damage. Financial powers should be repatriated from London and ... more »

DNC Infested By Neocon Parasites

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "Clinton Asserts Putin Influence On Trump - After Taking Russian Bribes" By b, Moon of Alabama, July 24, 2016: * The "facts" proving Russian support for Trump are mostly lies, but Putin's nefarious intentions must still be speculated about. The Clinton campaign has not looked thoroughly enough into Putin's schemes. Reveal we can that Putin has penetrated U.S. politics even deeper than thought - right down into the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton family itself. *Video Title: DNC Infested By Neocon Parasites. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: July... more »

Kosovo Harbors ISIS Terrorists; Washington Takes Taliban Line In Diplomatic Tug of War With Turkey; Erdogan Is Becoming The Turkish Barzani

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "Kosovo's Daesh Camps Act as Creche for Young Terrorists" Sputnik News, July 22, 2016: * There are at least five Daesh military training camps in Kosovo, located in remote areas near the self-proclaimed republic's border with Albania and Macedonia, a source close to the intelligence services told Sputnik. In an interview with Sputnik, a source close to the intelligence services singled out at least five Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) training camps, located in remote areas near Kosovo's border with Albania and Macedonia Europe has more ISIS sympathizers and exports more ISIS ... more »

Facebook Blocking Wikileaks Links On Damaging Emails Hacked From The Democratic National Committee

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Week Watch *New York Post*: *Facebook admits to blocking Wikileaks links in DNC email hack* Facebook admitted Sunday that it had blocked links to the Wikileaks trove of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee. In a Twitter post late Saturday, WikiLeaks accused the social media giant of “censorship” and gave its followers an online workaround, saying “try using https://archive.is.” The WikiLeaks allegation followed a firestorm of controversy that erupted earlier this year when former Facebook workers admitted routinely suppressing conservative news. *Read more* ... more »

Wikileaks DNC Email Data Dump Puts The Democrat Convention In Disarray

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*:* Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton* The head of the Democratic Party resigned on Sunday amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House. Lingering bitterness from the heated primary campaign between Clinton and Sanders erupted after more than 19,000 Democratic National Committee emails, leaked on Friday, confirmed Sanders' frequent charge that the party played favorites in the race. In a statement, D... more »

Counter-Dialogue Needed Now More Than Ever

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Dr. Cornel West discusses Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump during the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. There is an attempt to get Cornel West to sign on as Jill Stein's vice-president pick in the Green Party. You can sign a petition urging him to do so *here.*

Be Bold

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Aid to the People of Eastern Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The US-NATO puppet regime in Kiev has resumed its blitzkrieg of the people in eastern Ukraine (Donbass). The plan is still to attempt to draw Russia into overt defense of the people in Donbass. At this point Russia is giving diplomatic, military aid, and humanitarian aid to the suffering people in Donbass. But the US-NATO war project will not rest until they can force Russia into crossing their border to defend the Russian-speaking people in eastern Ukraine. The US-NATO must justify their current steroidal expansion of the 'military alliance' up to the Russian border. So far Mo... more »

The Wicked Witch Is Not Dead

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Good news: Debbie's fired. Bad news: guess who they want to replace her with* Debbie Wasserman Schultz was finally put out of her misery by her pals in the Democratic Establishment today, as she was forced to walk the plank hours before the opening of the Democratic Party's national convention in Philly. In terms of her toxicity to Democratic values and principles, nothing has changed at all; she's still the foul fount of pay-to-play corruption and a selfish and misguided Republican-lite approach to governance that she was yesterday, last week, last month, last year and all throug... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Members of the Russian national team (from left to right) Marina Panteleyeva, Natalya Rusakova, Kristina Sivkova and Yelizaveta Savlinis, winners of the bronze medals in the 4 x 400m relay at the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich. © SPUTNIK/ ANTON DENISOV *WNU Editor:* Because of the doping scandal, the above Russian team will not be going to the Olympics in Brazil two weeks from now. *Update:* What this all means .... *What Fewer Russians Means for the Games—and the U.S.* (WSJ).

HILLARY CLINTON'S GENERAL ELECTION STRATEGY / IT'S MY TURN SO DEAL WITH IT

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 1 day ago
*Imperious Queen Hillary at the Podium* *When things get to politically hectic or unpredictable, I usually turn to humor or satire to help lead me to another perspective and in the case of this year's 2016 Presidential election ~ the Onion brilliantly assists along with a weekend major WikiLeaks release which nails Hillary on her principle character flaw, trustworthiness: Allen L Roland. PhD* *"Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases" **John Adams* With just a few ... more »

Is The White House Rushing The Mosul Military Offensive To Influence The U.S. Presidential Election?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Times:* *Troops fear Obama rushing Mosul offensive to influence election* Some U.S. officers in Baghdad believe the Obama administration is rushing plans for a Mosul offensive so it takes place before the November presidential election, a retired general says. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero said his contacts in Baghdad have relayed the concerns to him, fearing there is now an “artificial timeline” for what promises to be by far the toughest battle in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq. Iraqi Security Forces, which has made strides since the U.S.-led c... more »

Growing Concerns That U.S. Nuclear Weapons In Turkey Are Not Secure

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*South China Morning Post:* *Coup attempt in Turkey raises a nuclear concern at US air base* *Incirlik Air Base was an operational centre of the attempted coup. It is also America’s largest foreign stockpile of nuclear weapons.* A little more than 100 miles from the territory held by Islamic State, there is a little piece of Americana. It has an eight-lane swimming pool, a baseball diamond and housing tracts built on carefully manicured cul-de-sacs. The Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey has some other American assets: several dozen B61 thermonuclear warheads. The base has been a... more »

Massive Fire Near NATO Base In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Large fire in Izmir Buca, near the NATO base in Turkey. Fire is approaching base pic.twitter.com/TNYSmZYf9n https://t.co/NmjWEC5rmn — Dreaming of Peace (@cjsienna55) July 24, 2016 *RT*: *Huge fire breaks out near NATO base in Turkey (PHOTOS, VIDEO)* A massive fire has erupted near a NATO base within the Buca district, Izmir, western Turkey. Authorities are investigating a possible act of sabotage, local media reports. The inferno started on Sunday evening on the border of the Sahintepe and Mevkiinde districts. The fire engulfed the grassy wooded area and is spreading closer to NA... more »

Amnesty International: Turkey Coup Plotters Are Being Tortured

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Independent:* *Detainees beaten, tortured and raped after failed Turkey coup, Amnesty says* Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties rallied together in support of democracy Human rights group Amnesty International says it has received credible evidence of detainees in Turkey being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, since last week's failed coup attempt. "It is absolutely imperative that the Turkish authorities halt these abhorrent practices and allow international monitors to visit all these detainees in the places they ... more »

Ukraine War Intensifying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ukrainian soldiers in the ATO zone in Donetsk region, July 22, 2016. (UNIAN Photo) *Ukraine Today*: *Number of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the east increases* Six servicemen dead, 13 wounded Six Ukrainian soldiers were killed, another thirteen were injured overnight in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianyk reported on July 24 at a briefing in Kyiv. Ukrainian military headquarters also reported increase in fighting. The Russian-backed separatit forces mounted 77 attacks at the Ukrainian positions, including from the heavy weapons banned unde... more »

ASEAN Summit Fails To Address Maritime Disputes In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement* Southeast Asian nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia blocked any mention to an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement, diplomats said. Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met for the first time since the U.N.-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration handed an emphatic legal victory to the Philippines in the dispute this month. The ruling by the court in The Hague denied China's sweepi... more »

Has Afghanistan Become President Obama's Vietnam?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama, surrounded by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff USMC General Joseph Dunford, Jr., (R) delivers a statement from the Roosevelt Room on Afghanistan at the White House in Washington U.S. July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *Jonathan Marshall, Consortium News*: *Afghanistan: President Obama’s Vietnam* *Exclusive: President Obama is keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan fighting an unwinnable war for fear of the political consequences if he faces reality and admits defeat, an echo of Vietnam, writes Jonathan ... more »

U.S. And Afghan Forces Prepare To Launch A Military Offensive Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An Afghan security force personnel stands guard in front of a damaged building a day after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail *USA Today*: *Afghan offensive planned in aftermath of Kabul bombing* Afghanistan plans for a military offensive in coordination with U.S. troops against the Islamic State have become more urgent as the country marked a national day of mourning Sunday for 80 people killed and 231 injured in Kabul's worst attack in 15 years. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani recently announced a major assault in the Nangarhar province a... more »

Suspected Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up In Southern Germany

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*: *BREAKING NEWS: Suspected attacker dies in 'deliberate' explosion at a restaurant near Nuremberg, leaving at least eleven injured and causing evacuation of music festival * * Explosion at restaurant has killed at least one person and injured more * Town's mayor said blast was caused by explosive device, not gas leak * Nearby music festival been cancelled as Germany remains on high alert * Reports claim man with a backpack denied entry to festival before blast * Police say the suspected attacked is thought to have died in the explosion A suspected suicide attacker has d... more »

You Can't Crowdfund the Centre Ground

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
I'm old enough to remember when internet utopianism was a real thing. Back in the good old days of dial-up, Netscape, and Geocities, there was a sense the emerging global network of computers would call forth a new sensibility informed by peace, tolerance, and lovely things. Self-styled homesteaders on the electronic frontier knocked off ten-a-penny manifestos declaring the independence of cyberspace (as we cringingly used to refer it to), the freedom of the individual, and a new economy modelled on free association and reciprocity. How did that work out? Today, internet traffic is ... more »

Photos Peltier Justice Ride Reaches White House

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
In front of White House Greenbelt Park (above and below) Peltier Justice Ride reaches White House, urges clemency for Leonard Peltier Photos by Chauncey Lee Peltier, son of Leonard Peltier The Peltier Justice Ride reached the White House from the west coast, urging clemency for Leonard Peltier. "This cross-country ride is dedicated to bringing awareness of the last 41 years of

Obama-Pena Nieto Meet Reveals Nuclear, Water, Boundary and Security Initiatives

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Frontera NorteSur reveals dangerous agendas of Obama and Pena Nieto -- pushing nuclear energy, even though there is no safe way to store nuclear waste; Colorado River water rights, new border crossing tracking, trade agreements and the horror of murders and disappearances in Mexico. -- Censored News July 24, 2016 By Frontera NorteSur Censored News Photo courtesy Xinhua Special Report

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 2

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Part 1 here. Even though my book was published in March 2016, I continue to document the experiences of former KIPP Model charter school teachers, whose grueling experiences in "no excuses" charter schools are at the core of *Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through "No Excuses" Teaching.* My most recent interview was with Danielle, who taught for an Arkansas KIPP school in 2015. Like many other KIPP Model teachers, Danielle describes a school where she received lots of criticism but almost no instructional or curricular support. She described a school where most of the teachers who ... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #183 Right! Said Fred... The Veil/Membrance Completes its Departure!PS: IT is NOT YALDOBROATH!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
By American Kabuki *TERRAN NOTE:* *This is a very important step necessary for the galactics to be seen. Its all progressing very rapidly now! Nameless showed up in the Tipping Point "doing", and I thought I knew who it was... but I was incorrect in my assumption. I have not published the "Tipping Point" doing, that might come a bit later depending on circumstances. There's been a lot of work in the last 10 days that I have not been able to publish. * [7/20/16, 9:27:07 AM] Terran: *Can you contact the membrane and get a status of its withdrawal?* Denice: Funny I was thinking ... more »

If Soterios Johnson leaves WNYC, does that mean the world is coming to an end?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Plus: Dilbert's CEO on "Making the world a better place"* *Soterios abandoning his WNYC mic? Is this really allowed?* *by Ken* Yeah, sure, the world is going to hell in a handbasket -- Trump, Hillary, Nice, Istanbul, Munich, blah blah blah. Normally I would be happy to solve those problems, but this week we've got a *real* problem. When I got around to opening the latest issue of the recently instituted member newsletter of WNYC, our public-radio station, I was promptly assailed by this bombshell: *We're Going To Miss You, Soterios!* We're starting this month's newsletter with so... more »

Fire breaks out near NATO/American base in Turkey

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
hattip ally:Fire breaks out near NATO base in Turkey *TURKEY: *A massive fire erupted near a NATO base within the Buca district, Izmir, western Turkey on Sunday, *RT* reported. BREAKING: Huge fire breaks out near #NATO base in #Turkey https://t.co/qTrGiGkPLw pic.twitter.com/yImwMYzly8 — RT (@RT_com) July 24, 2016 The inferno started in the evening on the border of the Sahintepe and Mevkiinde districts.* It engulfed the grassy wooded area *and was spreading closer to NATO’s military base because of strong winds. Despite efforts by NATO-stationed troops to stop the fire, the rapidly-... more »

DNC Wikileaks Emails: I found Explosive Collusion between Press/Clinton/DNC and Push Back Against Sanders and Arranged Protests

Sherrie at Sherrie Questioning All - 1 day ago
Yes it has been a long time since I posted anything. Life is happening for me along with College. I don't harbor on the negative events and simply add energy to them. But I LOVE truth and I LOVE Truth being revealed! With Wikileaks releasing 20000 DNC emails, I have been busy reading through them for hours and doing searches in various ways to uncover the deception of the DNC and Clinton

Rules for Radicals: An Analysis

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago

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