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Greenpeace has a problem with the truth

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
If you have the facts on your side, there’s no need to lie. And if you don’t … why, then, if you’re Greenpeace, you just make it up. In the words of the American Council on Science and Health “made up of Internet hackers and eco-terrorists using fear-mongering to get uneducated people to do their dirty work for them.” And their succesful opposition to Golden Rice in particular, a technology promising to liberate millions from disease, they are involved in what Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts calls a “crime against humanity.” From publishing staged photos and video to faking... more »

Corrupt Republican Buck McKeon Says He'd Vote For Blue Dog Loretta Sanchez If He Still Lived In California

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Buck, Loretta and... friend* Just over a week ago, we noted that Orange County Blue Dog Loretta Sanchez is, in effect, the Republican in this year's California Senate race. The dysfunctional jungle primary has, technically, thrown up two Democrats, Kamala Harris, a garden variety "liberal" corporate Dem, and the dull-minded, conservative Sanchez. In the primary last month the unexciting establishment-backed Harris won more votes (2,582,591) than Sanchez (943,002) combined with the 4 top Republican vote-getters (1,027,697). Sanchez's unlikely path to victory is to win over Republica... more »

HP Lovecraft as an Unreliable Narrator

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
“Yeah, well, if you put too much faith in rumors in this game you’re going to wake up dead, like all the folks who thought H. P. Lovecraft was a tour guide, not a mad uncle in the attic.” - *The Nightmare Stacks* by Charles Stross I've been giving some thoughts as to resuming our group's *Call of Cthulhu *game later this year. I'm finding I'm missing the insanity that is the worlds of HP Lovecraft. One thing that came to me a while back was how I'd reconcile the timeline. After all, the US Government raid on Innsmouth doesn't happen until 1928. The events of "The Dunwich Horror" ... more »

Once When We Were Free

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - We can see what indoctrination creates. It creates the perception of endless numbers of helpless victims.

All U.S. Government Wiretap Applications Were Approved In 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Kevin Collier, Vocativ:* *US Government Approved 100% Of Wiretap Applications In 2015* A 10-year study shows the U.S. wiretaps increasingly often and effectively A ten-year study of how state and federal law enforcement wiretaps suspects shows that the government is extremely efficient at the practice, and is only getting better. The new report, conducted by the Federal Judiciary, looked at the prevalence of the FBI and state and local police petitioning for a warrant to surveil someone. Methods range from tracking their computer activity to bugging a home telephone or a room, t... more »

Michigan - Flint and Rust

killing Mother at killing Mother - 2 hours ago
4 July 2016 Today was mostly a travel day, moving from near Columbus, OH to Roscommon, MI. Unable to find a campground last night, I pulled exhausted into a Walmart parking lot late, where I noticed a number of other voyagers doing the same. That night I dreamed that I woke up in the morning and was served free muffins and coffee by Walmart staff. In my dream, I was thinking *This is very humanitarian of Walmart. Maybe I have misjudged them.* Alas, I had not. It was but a dream of a better world. Walmart doesn’t even pay the majority of their employees a living wage. They are certain... more »

Donald Trump talks to Bill O'Reilly about the non-indictment of Hillary Clinton ...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*and listen to O'Reilly try to trap Trump into saying something that could be held over his head.*

Study: GDP Would Skyrocket if House GOP Tax Proposal Is Adapted

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Money, Hundreds, Currency, Giving, Men, Benjamin Franklin,] The House GOP tax reform blueprint would raise the U.S. gross domestic product by a whopping 9.1 percent, increase wages by 7.7 percent and create 17 million full-time jobs, according to a report released by the Tax Foundation Tuesday. The proposal -- unveiled... more »

The Truth About Mind Control, Antibiotics and Beneficial Bacteria

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Will Hartfield* - The overuse of antibiotics is having devastating effects on mental health.

Social bond unsocialised

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
What’s a "social bond"? It's very simple: A "social bond" is an IOU issued in return for bond-buyers giving government even more of their money. The only difference is that not every bond-buyer gets their money back. That appears to be the point of a "social bond." So it's like a raffle ticket, but with a "government commissioner" goosing the draw. It’s also unworkable. The Key Government's first social bond has collapsed, with negotiations breaking down and the provider walking away… . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

This is What It Is Like to Be Hit By An Artillery Barrage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Experience for yourself what it is like to be hit by an artillery barrage: Finnish military place cameras around targets to show what happens as shells explode around you* * Dramatic military footage demonstrates the power of an artillery barrage * The video shows targets being repeatedly pounded by powerful cannons * Film was shot by cameras tucked away in bunkers in Rovajärvi, Lapland Dramatic video has been released to demonstrate the power of an artillery barrage - with cameras placed just yards away from targets. The Finnish Army filmed its troops blasting artill... more »

The Latest: Trump Says Clinton Endangered Country, Bribed AG Loretta Lynch

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she speaks during a rally in Raleigh, N.C.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Campaign 2016 weeks before the Republican and Democratic national conventions (all times EDT): 8:30 p.m. Republican Donald Trump is accusing Hillary Clinton of bribing Attorney General Loretta Lynch following a report that said Clinton... more »

Report: VA Health Care Still Has ‘Profound Deficiencies’

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 08: Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire after reports of the deaths of 40 patients forced to wait for medical care at the Phoenix VA hospital.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A congressional commission says the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health operations still have “profound deficiencies,” two years after a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking care. The Commission on Care says in a report to be... more »

No Criminal Investigation Planned into Faked Lab Results

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Two chemists examining chemicals for their scientific research in laboratory.] DENVER (AP) -- No criminal investigation is planned after a worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado was accused of intentionally manipulating test results, potentially tainting research on energy and toxic chemicals, officials said Tuesday. The Interior Department, which oversees... more »

Murderous Dictator Kim Jong-Un Terrified of Assassination, Copes By Over-Eating

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the construction site of the Ryongaksan soap factory in Pyongyang.] North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ballooned to nearly 300 pounds since taking office due in no small part to the constant fear of assassination, South Korea's Intelligence Agency says. Kim fears reprisals for his executions ofseveral high level North Korean officials. His high profile murders... more »

Cory Booker For Vice President? God Forbid!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Imagine if they both ran for VP!* *-by Dorothy Reik,President, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains* In my half sleep this morning I heard some pundit, probably on MSHRC, saying that Cory Booker's selection as running mate would bring the Bernie supporters running to back to the Hillary fold! Nothing could be further from the truth and it shows how out of touch the Democratic Party, the media and Hillary are with those of us who have had enough of neoliberals masquerading as progressives. The *New Yorker* explains how it began back when Booker was running for his f... more »

Commentaries And Analysis On The FBI Recommending No Criminal Charges Against Hillary Clinton On Her Use Of A Private Email Server

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Betsy Woodruff and Alexa Corse, Daily Beast*: *FBI Director James Comey Just Crushed Hillary Clinton’s Email Excuses* Hillary Clinton has had several explanations as to why and how she used a private email address and server when she was Secretary of State. But in his press conference on Tuesday, FBI director James Comey seemed to refute them all. Over the course of about 14 minutes, FBI director James Comey verbally gutted Hillary Clinton’s favorite defenses of her private email server. It’s now clear that a host of arguments she’s made to defend herself are not based in fact. ... more »

Quote(s) of the Day: What moves history?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*“There is only one power that determines the course of history, just as it determines the course of every individual life: the power of man’s rational faculty—the power of ideas. If you know a man’s convictions, you can predict his actions. If you understand the dominant philosophy of a society, you can predict its course. But convictions and philosophy are matters open to man’s choice.”* ~ Ayn Rand, “Is Atlas Shrugging?” from Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal *“Just as a man’s actions are preceded and determined by some form of idea in his mind, so a society’s existential conditio... more »

Hillary is on the Trail with Obama, But Not Out of the Woods

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton FBI Investigation Foundation - 900] Just in time for her Air Force One ride with President Obama, Hillary Clinton discovered that the FBI won’t push a criminal prosecution for her "extremely careless" handling of our nation's secrets. FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday morning that despite Clinton’s... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #179 The Identity of the the Purported "Galactic Federation of Light"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
Today I was updating the archive with Sphere Alliance Message #55 and I noticed a reference to the Galactic Federation of Light. I think this is the only time we have encountered the "Galactic Federation of Light" among the SA messages. There were thousands of purported GFL channelings in the early 2000s across the Internet. I asked Stan X today about this data anomaly.... Terran: Stan X in one message from last summer there is a group that calls themselves "The Galactic Federation of Light" , yet they refer to the Neptune. Who and what is the Galactic Federation of Light? S... more »

The One People: Aliens, Aches and Birdie Brawls

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 5 hours ago
Good Morning everyone! The One People's show this week started off with discussing the latest mind blowing biblical Mandela Effect: Aliens are now in the Bible!! I shit you not. First it was Unicorns, now it's aliens!! (Hebrews 11:34 in the KJV). That set the tone of the show and the discussions jumped down several rabbit holes and generate several "What If" scenarios and hypothesizes. We discussed the various ridiculous aches and pains that seem to have suddenly appeared for people everywhere, and the Strange actions/reactions of animals in the past few weeks.... culminating ... more »

F.B.I. Director James Comey Recommends No Criminal Charges For Hillary Clinton On The Email Server Case -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*New York Times:* *F.B.I. Director James Comey Recommends No Charges for Hillary Clinton on Email* WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said on Tuesday that the bureau would not recommend criminal charges in Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information, lifting an enormous legal cloud from her presidential campaign, hours before her first joint campaign appearance with President Obama. But Mr. Comey rebuked Mrs. Clinton as being “extremely careless” in using a personal email address and server for sensitive information, declaring that an ordinary government o... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... July 5, 2016...... Quick Hits 1. Markets : Bond Yields Keep Falling Lower , NIRP Becomes NIRP-IER ; Sterling Falls To Latest Low ( 31 Year Low ) VS USD ; European Banks Remain Under Siege ; Comments From Fed Head Dudley and Former Chair Greenspan ; Crude Oil Keel-hauled. . 2.UK Politics & Post Brexit Vote Updates. 3. Around The Horn In Europe ( SANS Greece Updates. ) 4. Greece Updates De Jour 5. Hillary Dodges Charges Being Recommended Against Her By The FBI - And Some Early Reactions From The Little People. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets.... *(((SoberLook)))* ‏@SoberLook 3m 3 minutes agoNew York, USA Chart: Dollar-yen below 101 - *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 4m 4 minutes ago So far today 30-yr JGB record 0.015% 20-yr JGB ZERO, 1st time 10-yr JGB record -0.265% Aussie 10-yr record 1.849% Taiwan 10-yr record -0.27% *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 now fred walton Retweeted Haidi Lun 伦海迪 And yuan continues to weaken as well.... fred walton added, *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* @HaidiLun PBOC sets daily yuan fixing at weakest since November 2010- 6.6857 vs 6.6594 day earlier $CNY $CNH *Charlie Bilello, ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*The Scandal of K-12 Education* Another school year over, another lost opportunity for millions of students. Minorities suffer the most. As America’s K-12 students enjoy the first weeks of summer vacation, there is good news about minority education in the U.S. The percentage of black and Hispanic high-school graduates heading off to college is going up. And black and Hispanic dropout rates are going down. According to the research organization Child Trends, between 1972 and 2014 the Hispanic dropout rate fell to 11% from 34%; the black dropout rate decreased to 7% from 21%. But ... more »

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton Email Claims Collapse Under FBI Probe

STEPHEN BRAUN & JACK GILLUM at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: FBI Director James Comey makes a statement at FBI Headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Comey said 110 emails sent or received on Hillary Clinton's server contained classified information. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key assertions by Hillary Clinton in defense of her email practices have collapsed under FBI scrutiny. The agency’s yearlong investigation found that she did not, as she claimed, turn over all her work-related messages for release. It... more »

OREGON: Tribal members urge boycott, denied entry into Olympic Trials

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
BOYCOTT KING ESTATE WINERY Tribal members denied entry into Olympic Trials Kayla Godowa-Tufti Censored News July 4, 2016 EUGENE, Oregon -- While the Tracktown16 Olympic trials were circulating through the media over the weekend, a lesser known event took place at the gates of "historic" Hayward Field. A group of concerned citizens representing the group "Save TV Butte"

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Members of Iraqi government forces celebrate on a street in Fallujah after government forces recaptured the city from ISIS militants on June 27. Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani *Jeremy Bender, Business Insider:* *ISIS' global suicide-bombing campaign is only just beginning* The past week has seen a horrendous upswing in ISIS terrorist attacks around the globe. And, horrifyingly, these attacks could signal the beginning of a more pronounced worldwide ISIS campaign that represents a marked shift in tactics. According to Clint Watts, a former FBI special agent on the Joint Terrorism Task F... more »

World News Briefs -- July 5, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Clinton 'extremely careless' with emails, but FBI recommends no charges* The FBI on Tuesday recommended that no criminal charges be filed over Hillary Clinton's use of private email servers while she was secretary of state, but sharply rebuked the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate for "extremely careless" handling of classified information. While FBI Director James Comey's announcement lifted a cloud of uncertainty that had loomed over Clinton's White House campaign, his strong criticism of her judgment is likely to fuel a continued onslaught on the email issue b... more »

U.S. Congress Upset That The New Stealth Bomber's Cost Will Not Be Disclosed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*CNN:* *New stealth bomber's cost is under the radar* (CNN)Secrecy is the linchpin of a stealth aircraft's ability to carry out strikes deep within enemy territory, but when it comes to the tax dollars that are going to be spent on the U.S. Air Force's new B-21 bomber, some members of Congress say it is time pull the curtain back. The Air Force said it has no plans to publicly disclose the cost estimate for the aircraft touted as the "backbone" of the U.S.'s future strike and deterrence capabilities, arguing it would reveal too much information to potential adversaries and comprom... more »

Brexit Britain on Course for First Female Leader Since Margaret Thatcher

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Candidates for leadership of Britain's Conservative Party, House Secretary Theresa May (L) and energy minister Andrea Leadsom (R).] The race to be Britain’s next Prime Minister is set to come down to a choice between two women for the first time in history. In the first round of voting for the Conservative Party leadership, Home Secretary Theresa May topped... more »

Nostradamus Predicted Isis, Zika Virus And President Bernie Sanders

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Nostradamus is famous for predicting major world events centuries before they took place, with scholars claiming he predicted Napoleon, Hilter, the JFK assassination and the 9/11 attacks among his prophecies – but did he also predict ISIS, the Zika virus, and a Bernie Sanders presidency? A newspaper cutting featuring a Nostradamus prediction foreseeing a “Muslim army” marching through Europe went viral in the wake of the Paris atrocities. It reports on how the French seer predicts the “army” takes power in London after leaving a trail of murder, rape and pillage. PROPHET: Nostradamu... more »

France: Government Sign Executive Order To Curb French Uprising

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called for emergency powers to deal with the growing unrest in France, as citizens revolt against their government. Valls has invoked a special constitutional article to force through a controversial bill on Tuesday that he says should put a stop to the French revolution currently taking place. France24.com reports: This is the second time he has bypassed the legislature on this issue amid stiff opposition from members of his own party. The Socialist prime minister argued that the reforms are needed to tackle France’s stubbornly high unemploym... more »

Putin: America Is Not A Democracy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that America is not really a democracy, arguing that a shadowy elite secretly run the country behind the scenes. In the video [below] Putin asks “do you really think the United States is a democracy?” Collective-evolution.com reports: It has become almost commonplace to say that we live in a corporatocracy, not a democracy, and more people are coming to understand that whoever is ‘elected’ to be president will have been selected to be there by those who control the seat of the presidency, the financial elite. There are countless example...more »

Dr. Gallo: “I Invented Aids To Depopulate Humanity”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Dr. Robert Gallo, the scientist credited with ‘discovering’ the HIV virus in 1984, has admitted that he created AIDS in order to reduce the world’s population. In 1984, Gallo filed a U.S. patent application for his invention of the HIV/AIDS virus. Dailypost.co.za reports: Normally, when a patent is filed and approved, as Dr. Gallo’s was, anyone who uses the product or invention owes a royalty payment to the artificer. Thus, holding the intellectual property laws to their fullest interpretations, one must solely marvel why Dr. Gallo has yet to file a proceedings seeking to recover ... more »

Israeli Newspaper Admits Britain ‘Worked For Israel’ Within EU

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
One of Israel’s longest running newspapers has claimed that Britain worked directly for Israel, doing its bidding within the European Union. According to Haaretz, “With Brexit, Israel Loses a Major Asset in the European Union”. The article claims that “Britain helped moderate and balance EU decisions about the peace process, blunt criticism and even harness the member states against anti-Israel moves at the UN; voices sympathetic to the Palestinian cause could now become more dominant.” Informationclearinghouse.info reports: The Israelis have started to recognize that the Jewish St... more »

Trump: The System Is Rigged

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Donald Trump has slammed the FBI’s decision not to criminally charge Hillary Clinton, accusing the system of being “rigged” in favour of the establishment elite. In a Tweet, Trump weighed in on the decision not to prosecute Clinton as “very very unfair”. Politico.com reports: “The system is rigged. General Petraeus got in trouble for far less. Very very unfair!” “As usual, bad judgment,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, making reference to the disgraced former CIA director who resigned in the wake of an extramarital affair with his biographer with whom he had shared classified inform... more »

China Ready To Confront Washington Over South China Sea Dispute

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Beijing have threatened to make the US “pay a cost it can’t stand” if it continues to intervene in the South China Sea dispute, a state newspaper has warned. China have described the American military build-up in the region as “a direct threat to national security,” according to the state-run Global Times on Tuesday. Rt.com reports: Beijing should accelerate developing its strategic deterrence capabilities to contain the United States, the newspaper added. #环球时报 Editorial: Power game decides post-arbitration order in #SouthChinaSea https://t.co/FGAAzaEsDA pic.twitter.com/a2o0IXSQyb...more »

Austrian Citizens Force Government To Hold EU Referendum

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Over 260,000 Austrian citizens have signed a petition demanding that their government call for an EU referendum. The petition calls for an EU exit following Britain’s successful exit from the European Union. Now, ministers are obliged to discuss the possibility of holding a referendum and allow Austrians an official vote on the issue. Rt.com reports: Overall, the 261,159 people who signed the petition represent 4.12 percent of the electorate. The petition was most popular in the regions of Lower Austria (where 5.18 percent of potential voters signed it) and in Carinthia (4.85 perce... more »

‘Why Hillary Clinton Wasn't Indicted’–[update 2]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*[image: 55bb8e401e0ff5462964645164187665]Justice was classically depicted as blindfolded and holding scales to weigh each side of an argument. But that was then…* Justice is supposed to be blind. Prosecutors are supposed to be impartial. But there is an unwritten difference between prosecuting a peon and pursuing a power-luster – especially when she might become your president, and your boss. In that case, we learn … [image: Cmn1ARgUMAAh78X] The FBI report into Hillary’s latest crime, essentially allowing 110 items of top-secret information to blow around in the wind,... more »

Brave New World - Big Brother Inside of You

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Tracking chips to be swallowed or planted under your skin. These mad pirates are going to sell this by making it 'cool' and everyone wants to be cool - right? Soon the corporate oligarchy will have each human body hooked up to their computers. All *$$$$* will be wired to their computers and you'll just be scanned for your banking, purchases, etc If you are an activist involved in rebellion against the oligarchy they could just turn you off and you'd be without money, food, and ability to survive. You could be tracked night and day. It's the perfect way to make all humans slaves... more »

Nukes, Hamburgers and Fear

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
*Domitila Barrios de Chungara, long-time Bolivian social activist, feminist, and mine union leader whose 1978 hunger strike is credited with bringing down the dictatorship and changing the course of Bolivian history* By Eduardo Galeano *Memory of Fire: Century of the Wind* *1970: Santiago de Chile* *Landscape after Elections* In a display of unpardonabley bad conduct, the Chilean people elect Salvador Allende president. Another president, of the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, offers a million dollars to whoever can put an end to this disgrace, while the preside... more »

Connecticut to Register Voters at the DMV. What Could Go Wrong? Critics Ask

Fred Lucas at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Connecticut Voters - 900] The 2014 Connecticut governor's race was decided by about 30,000 votes statewide. Four years earlier, the contest was decided by just about 6,000 votes. So it's a concern for state Rep. Arthur O'Neill, a Republican, that the Connecticut Department of... more »

FBI Rewrite The Rule Book In Favour Of ‘President’ Hillary

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
FBI Director James Comey has completely rewritten the rule book in order to keep Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton out of jail. Despite the overwhelming evidence that Clinton violated Section 793(f) of the federal penal code, acting with gross negligence in removing highly classified information from its proper place and transmitting it to others in an unsecured form – she has been let off the hook in order to pursue her Presidential dreams. Nationalreview.com reports: Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” and strongly suggested that ... more »

Global "Climate Change" Is a Lie, and Must Be Denied

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 7 hours ago
Climatedepot continues to inform about the political war against "climate deniers", with a post, "Newsweek: Does Exxon Have a Constitutional Right to Deny Climate Change?" My reaction: *Does anyone have a Constitutional right to deny a lie? That is what the political phrase "climate change" is. And never mind "Constitutional", Newsweek, the question should be: Does anyone have the right to deny my (or any individual's, or group's) INALIENABLE (not just "Constitutional") right to deny that lie, no matter how many (including the mainstream media, like Newsweek) have been seduced into ... more »

Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Sorry for the slight 'famine or feast' nature of the blog these days. Unfortunately, as everyone around me seems to have started saying these days, "It is what it is". (Where did the phrase "It is what it is" come from? How has it spread so quickly? And have I even understood it properly?) Another deluge of posts will doubtless arrive from me later in the week. (Sue will be pre-warned and will reach a place of safety first). I've got about twenty posts brewing in my head - including ones on Adrian Chiles's *Panorama*; the very same Adrian Chiles on Nigel Farage's resignation; a p... more »

Christians Disguised as Green Zombies Preach at Gay Pride Parade

Amber Randall at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Bill Whatcott and two of his gay zombies pose for a picture at the group's staging grounds before Sunday's Toronto gay pride parade.] A Christian group dressed as green zombies at Toronto's gay pride parade Sunday to spread the gospel and warn about the homosexual lifestyle. The Christian group, led by activist Bill Whatcott, infiltrated Toronto's gay pride parade by dressing up as... more »

The Fix is In

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
Yep. The FBI is all in for Clinton. The fix is in. https://t.co/Otr9SKme4l pic.twitter.com/WeAsatCB3M — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) July 5, 2016 Yes, folks. For the first time in American history, the federal government just declared a woman too stupid and incompetent to use email is suffering from Affluenza and in the process has cleared the way to the White House where more secrets and nuclear launch codes await. God help us every one...

Obama does his best stuttering shuck and jive routine for bobble-head Hillary standing behind him...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*didn't he say being president was serious business?* All those black people they rounded up to sit behind him should be ashamed that he's mocking them.

Baltimore Officer Charged in Freddy Gray Death Decides Against Jury Trial

JULIET LINDERMAN at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Baltimore police - 900] BALTIMORE (AP) -- There will be no trial by jury for the highest-ranking police officer charged in the death of a young black man whose broken neck inside a police van caused civil unrest in Baltimore. Lt. Brian Rice’s lawyers... more »

Ex-National Guard Member Charged With Plotting to Help Islamic State

MATTHEW BARAKAT at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: National Guard - 900] McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- A former National Guard soldier has been charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group and contemplating a Fort Hood-style attack against the U.S. military. Mohamed Jalloh, 26, of Sterling, is expected to make an...more »

Yes, There Are Still Crucial Congressional Primaries To Win

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*There's still hope for the Democratic Party* Most states have already picked their congressional candidates for November and July is a time-out for primaries BUT there are still 19 states with congressional primaries coming up in August and September. And some of them are extremely important. In only one instance-- Delaware-- is it still possible to file to run. The state, which votes on September 13 has a filing deadline next week-- July 12. And with the state's one congressman business-friendly John Carney running for governor, there are already 5 Democrats-- front-running state ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 8 hours ago
*African agriculture and CO2* *Below is a bit of total brainlessness. Newsweek channelling Mother Jones in fact! Both warming and increased CO2 levels are GOOD for plants. And warming also brings rain, which is best of all. No doubt Africa is hungry in many places but climate is not the cause of that. Climate change is one of the few things that could help Africa* Agriculture in Africa is one of the most important yet underreported stories about climate change today. It's a fascinating intersection of science, politics, technology, culture, and all the other things that make c... more »

Mississippi Clean Coal Plant Touted by Obama Admin Plagued With Inefficiency, Secrets

Craig Boudreau at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: The Kemper Project is shown under construction in this September 2013 photo.] A “clean coal” plant in Mississippi the Obama administration touted as an answer to global warming is now two years behind schedule, billions of dollars over its initial budget, and under a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation for allegations of fraud. The Kemper coal... more »

Madre Tierra

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago

How Did Fallujah Fall So Quickly To Iraq’s Forces?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
The Iraqi forces were able to free Fallujah in an amazingly quick time. The earlier Ramadi campaign took a total of four months to fully secure the city. In comparison, the fight for Fallujah lasted just five weeks. This was a huge surprise since the Islamic State had been in the city since January 2014, which gave it ample time to build up its usual defense in depth like it had in Tikrit and Ramadi. Instead it appeared something completely different happened. The militants built up strong outer defenses, but little inside Fallujah itself, and many fled rather than fight to the de... more »

Writing History and the Legacy of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
Official histories are always full of omissions and strategic ambiguities. History is, after all, written by those in power. Howard Zinn, among many others, taught us (i.e., the governed or the "people") the importance of documenting alternative histories that reflect the perspectives and empirical realities experienced by everyday people and by marginalized authorities whose unwillingness to parrot official narratives leads to their censure. The official Fukushima narrative is predicated upon four assumptions, all of which I call false: 1. The plant is officially in cold shutdo... more »

Getting your Security Deposit Back: Cleaning Tips for Renters

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 9 hours ago
This post is sponsored. All Opinions and Ideas are my own. We have moved all over the place in our 10 years of marriage including across the country twice. While moving isn't my favorite thing, we have gotten it pretty well down to a science. I am pretty proud of the fact that we have gotten our security deposit back at every place we have rented. Cleaning each apartment well enough to get our security deposit back is usually a full days work, but considering it is usually hundreds of dollars back it is worth it! For less than about $25 I can get everything from the New Home Clean ... more »

Hey Electoral Reform Committee: It's our system, not Parliament's

Alison at Creekside - 9 hours ago
Sometime between the first televized ERRE committee meeting and the end of the second *in camera *meeting, Nathan Cullen's motion to have the committee set aside a timeslot for members of the public to ask questions of expert witnesses in real time via social media got axed. As Cullen put it at the time of his motion in the first meeting : "This process is not ours - This entire conversation belongs to Canadians." Cullen's motion, seconded by Elizabeth May, was received cautiously at first by the Lib MPs and then with growing enthusiasm to give it a chance. Jason Kenney's respons... more »

French Inquiry Recommends A Major Overhaul Of France's Intelligence Services

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*New York Times*: *French Inquiry Urges Changes to Intelligence Services in Light of Failures* PARIS — A parliamentary inquiry in France has urged the authorities to overhaul the intelligence services by creating a unified structure, after identifying multiple failures before the two devastating terrorist attacks that struck the country in 2015, lawmakers said on Tuesday. At a news conference in Paris, the lawmakers who took part in the inquiry called on the French authorities to replace the overlapping and sometimes competing agencies. The committee that conducted the inquiry lai... more »

“Did America Officially Die Today?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Did America Officially Die Today?”* by Stucky "Is it now official… that America died today? Me? I am speechless. I am without speech. I am in Great Despair. Seriously. Laws for them. Laws for us. Lawlessness for them is highly profitable. Lawlessness for us results in fines and/or prison. I actually did not expect a conviction. But, at least an indictment might have indicated that we are still a nation of laws, for both the weak and powerful. That idea is now dead. Officially, D.E.A.D. Below cartoon? Bullshit. Bullshit. Bull-f*****g-shit. Red, white, and blue bullshit — court... more »

"What's that? Freedom you say? Oh, that died..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Please do click for larger size! Freedom, huh? So look who shows up promptly, and views 57 posts! From the StatCounter visitor log. I suppose the theme about the death of democracy enticed them... *Did you think all this was a joke? They don't...*

"How It Really Is"; George Carlin, "The American Dream"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*○* *Very strong language alert!* George Carlin, "The American Dream"

"None Dare Call It Treason..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secret... more »

The Poet: Carl Sandburg, "Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind"* *"The past is a bucket of ashes."* *1* "The woman named Tomorrow sits with a hairpin in her teeth and takes her time and does her hair the way she wants it and fastens at last the last braid and coil and puts the hairpin where it belongs and turns and drawls: Well, what of it? My grandmother, Yesterday, is gone. What of it? Let the dead be dead. *2* The doors were cedar and the panels strips of gold and the girls were golden girls and the panels read and the girls chanted: We are the greatest city, the greatest ... more »

"America Died At 11:00 ET 7/5/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"America Died At 11:00 ET 7/5/2016"* by Karl Denninger "There is no longer the Rule of Law in this nation. The law is clear. Knowingly removing classified documents is a criminal offense. The very setting up of such a server and transmission or reception of classified material violates the statute since it is not possible to accidentally cross the SIPRNet boundary. It can only be occur through intentional conduct. Further, there has been zero mention of the Clinton Foundation and what facially appears to have been the selling of favors by the Clintons during and after Hillary's t... more »

"NO CHARGES: Live Feed Of FBI Director James Comey's Statement”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"NO CHARGES: * *Live Feed Of FBI Director James Comey's Statement”* by Tyler Durden “As previously reported, over the weekend the FBI interviewed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, one of the final steps in the ongoing criminal investigation into alleged mishandling of classified information. At 11 am Eastern time, FBI Director James Comey made a statement from headquarters in Washington D.C.” Bottom line: *“No charges.”* - http://www.zerohedge.com/ ◆ *Kiss this goodbye...* *You'd better learn this...* *They sold us out... game over.*

Belgium Fines Catholic Nursing Home for Refusing to Kill People

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Syringe Gavel - 900] A court in Belgium has fined a Catholic nursing home for refusing to euthanize patients, thus opening the possibility that Catholic health facilities must comply with the country's euthanasia laws or shut down. A civil case was brought against the St. Augustine Home... more »

Three Scenarios On What May Happen If Terrorists Got Hold Of A Nuclear Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Economist: **If Terrorists Got Hold Of A Nuclear Weapon* *The stuff of nightmares* TO SEE a nuclear horror story unfold, look no further than YouTube. In “My Nuclear Nightmare”, a five-minute graphic film, Bill Perry, a former American defence secretary, describes how a breakaway faction of a rogue state’s security forces enriches 40 kilograms of weapons-grade uranium in a secret facility and then constructs what appears to be a crude bomb, similar in design and yield to the kind that obliterated Hiroshima. It then transports the bomb in a box labelled “agricultural equipment... more »

Drone Footage Shows The Enormous Damage In The Iraqi City of Ramadi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Aljazeera: **Iraq: ICRC camera drone captures damage in Ramadi* Homes, schools and hospitals crumbled to rubble shown in dramatic scenes captured by an ICRC drone camera. Chilling aerial footage of Ramadi, a once bustling city in central Iraq, has captured the extent of destruction caused by war. In late December, Iraqi forces, backed by US air strikes, announced the recapturing of Ramadi, which had been lost to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in May 2015. The US-led coalition carried out more than 600 air strikes in the area from July to... more »

The War In Yemen Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post: **‘Trapped by all the sides’ in Yemen’s largely ignored war* TAIZ, Yemen — The streets are eerily silent in this front-line enclave near Freedom Square, where thousands of protesters rose up against the government five years ago. The presidential palace nearby survived the demonstrations but not the war that followed. It is now a concrete carcass, pummeled by airstrikes. Shops are shuttered and homes are empty. The only people who remain cannot afford to go anywhere else. By day, snipers strike down residents. At night, the gunfire and artillery shelling start.... more »

Philippine President Offers China Talks On Maritime Disputes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*AFP:* *Philippines offers China talks on maritime disputes* MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (Jul 5) offered China conciliatory talks on a long-awaited international tribunal ruling over Beijing's maritime claims, a week before the verdict. Duterte, who was sworn into office last week, said he was optimistic that the UN-backed tribunal in The Hague would rule in favour of the Philippines. "If it's favourable to us, let's talk," Duterte said in a speech before the Philippine Air Force at the former US military base of Clark, about an hour's drive from the ca... more »

China Begins Military Drills In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *South China Sea: Beijing begins military drills ahead of key territorial ruling* Destroyers and frigates understood to be taking part in exercises around Paracel Islands before international tribunal gives verdict on disputed seas China has kicked off a week of military drills in the South China Sea ahead of a hotly anticipated and potentially destabilising court ruling on its territorial claims in the region. CCTV, the country’s state broadcaster, said the manoeuvres were due to start at about 8am Beijing time on Tuesday. At least two guided missile destroyers... more »

Chinese Media: China Must Prepare For 'Military Confrontation' In South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© China Daily / Reuters *Reuters*: *China says wants peace after newspaper warns on South China Sea clash* China's government sought to downplay fears of conflict in the South China Sea after an influential state-run newspaper said on Tuesday that Beijing should prepare for military confrontation in the area. The joint editorials in the Chinese and English editions of the Global Times were published as tension mounted ahead of a July 12 ruling by an international court hearing competing claims of China and the Philippines in the South China Sea. The newspaper said the dispute had... more »

World News Briefs -- July 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*: *Attack on holy city of Medina appalls Muslims amid Ramadan violence* (CNN)Ramadan draws to a close Tuesday, following weeks of bloodshed throughout the world as Islamist extremists have sought to sow terror during the Muslim holy month. The scale of the carnage inflicted by extremists over the past week alone has been staggering. Just some of the more bloody attacks: more than 200 killed by a truck bomb in a crowded Baghdad market; 44 killed at an airport in Istanbul, Turkey; 23 killed in a siege of a café in Dhaka, Bangladesh. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Amnesty: Syr... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *Defense One*: *China Declares a No-Sail-Zone in Disputed Waters During Wargame* The 38,000-square-mile trapezoid sits in the South China Sea between Vietnam and the Philippines. China will conduct military drills in the contested South China Sea this week over a massive area of water that’s larger than the U.S. state of Maine. In a brief online statement (link in Chinese) issued over the weekend, Beijing said the exercises will run from today (July 5) until July 11, finishing one day before a UN-backed tribunal issues a ruling on China’s sweeping ter... more »

The F-35's Damning Dogfighting Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian West watches an Air Force F-35 Lightning II joist strike fighter aircraft approach for the first time July 14, 2011, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) *David Axe, War Is Boring*: *Read for Yourself — The F-35's Damning Dogfighting Report* Test pilot reveals stealth fighter’s vulnerability The pricey new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — the main new warplane for the U.S. military and many of America’s closest allies — can’t turn fast enough to defeat other jet fighters in close aerial combat. In other words, the F-35 ... more »

Why Are Both Democrats And Republicans Lying About The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The U.S. Capitol Building is pictured in Washington, February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed *Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week*: *The weird kabuki of Democrats and Republicans lying about the Middle East * This week the United States and United Kingdom suffered a major setback in their war against ISIS. One of the "moderate rebel" groups that the U.S. has been arming and supporting, the New Syrian Army, tried a daring attack to seize the al-Qaim border crossing from the Islamic State. They were crushed. The best available report on this, from Conflict News, reiterates that this c... more »

US Now Has More Oil Reserves Than Saudi Arabia Or Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A view of a drilling rig and distant production platform in the Soldado Field off Trinidad's southwest coast, September 10, 2011. REUTERS/ANDREA DE SILVA *New York Times*: *US oil reserves surpass those of Saudi Arabia and Russia* *Rystad Energy estimates US has 264bn barrels of recoverable oil* The US holds more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and Russia, the first time it has surpassed those held by the world’s biggest exporting nations, according to a new study. Rystad Energy estimates recoverable oil in the US from existing fields, discoveries and yet undiscovered areas amounts... more »

Hillary outrage: Protect yourself from our lawless nation...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*it's the only option.* The conservative blogosphere and alt-news sites have erupted in outrage over the FBI giving Hillary Clinton a pass. I have to ask which of you actually thought the fix was not in? How many of you refuse to see that this skulduggery has been going on for years? Save the outrage and rest easy because you know who the enemy is. And when you know that you can take steps to protect yourself as best you can. James Comey is bought and paid for. Loretta Lynch fears for the lives of her grandchildren. And the globalists will stop at nothing to elect Hillary Clinto... more »

A Labour shift to the centre will lose even more votes on the left

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 11 hours ago
Fee, KJ and Chris work out who the Labour centrists' biggest fans really are... OUR RELATED STORIES: See the Stats: Osborne's 2016 budget protects the wealthiest while the most vulnerable suffer Inequality: the UK has 9 of the 10 poorest regions in Northern Europe. But Inner London is the richest Graphs at a glance: With highest pay and highest job growth is London sucking the life out

Charges Filed Against British Man Who Planned to Assassinate Donald Trump

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: AP Exchange] A British man who attempted to seize a gun from a police officer at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas last month is facing a charge of an act of violence on restricted grounds, according to the Associated Press. If convicted,... more »

Botanist pair’s paper retracted, others questioned on PubPeer

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A plant sciences journal has pulled a 2016 paper for manipulated images after the study came under question at PubPeer. According to the notice, the authors claim that the images were supplied by a “service provider;” the editor-in-chief of the journal told us he doesn’t have any details on this third party’s identity. The first […] The post Botanist pair’s paper retracted, others questioned on PubPeer appeared first on Retraction Watch.

FBI Comey’s Complete Statement: Hillary Clinton Above the Law!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
* ** IMPORTANT NOTICE*** *Nowhere in the entire FBI statement is it stated that Hillary's email use was careless- It is stated it was criminal- and if it was anyone else there would be repercussions, but no one will prosecute the case against Hillary. Read the facts. Ignore the lying spin doctors in the msm* Upon reflection I changed the title to more accurately represent the Comey's statement regarding Hillary being* UNPROSECUTABLE*- Therefore *NO CHARGES* to be laid The already chosen next President in the US (in my opinion) Hillary was NEVER going to face justice for this crim... more »

2 Churches Sue Iowa Commission for Restricting Sermons, Religious Practices

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Church Sun Through Storm Pentecost Cross - 900] Two Iowa churches are fighting the Iowa Civil Rights Commission over what they say are unconstitutional restrictions on religious speech related to sexuality and the family. On Tuesday, Cornerstone World Outreach demanded an exemption from the Commission's regulations that gender identity...more »

Harbingers Of The Future?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 11 hours ago
Nigel Farage has resigned. But the arrogance and hypocrisy he stood for will not depart with him. His speech to the European Parliament on the day after the Brexit vote was teeming with his usual swill. Dan Leger writes: Farage’s gloating oration in Brussels followed the victory by anti-EU forces in the U.K.’s ill-considered Brexit referendum. In the speech, Farage repeatedly insulted his fellow parliamentarians with a sneering arrogance that will do little to help Britain build new international relationships. “I know that virtually none of you,” he said, “have ever done a proper... more »

Le Dauphin Gets Marching Orders

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Le Dauphin Premier Ministre* *Justin Trudeau* Way back in the early 1990's, I had a brief but highly instructive brush with politics. I've mentioned before on this blog that I became a member of a constituency committee on the Canadian Constitution (say that fast five times) for the local New Democratic Party Member of the Federal Canadian Parliament. Well, it was in my humble opinion, *the equivalent of getting a BA in Political Science*...on top of the BA in English/History and the Bachelor of Social Work, which I also received in the 80's/90's...both degrees achieved by studyi... more »

THIS Is An Outrage: Canada To Send 1000 Troops To Eastern Europe To Boost Criminal NATO Presence At Russia's Doorstep!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I have been watching much like everyone else the slow build up of forces in Eastern Europe right up against the border with the Russian Federation.... It is so amazing that our own governments and the criminals behind the fraud known as "NATO" have been lying their asses off through the Jew spew media stating that these forces are needed to 'deter Russian aggression'... In reality there is absolutely NO Russian "aggression" as these liars perpetrate, and this build up will only lead to an outright war against Russia itself... To me, this is insanity! But today, I came across some mo... more »

Why did you think this inquiry was relevant when it really doesn’t come to any conclusions?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
I wasted an inordinate amount of time transcribing bits from yesterday’s Home Affairs Committee hearing, starring Jeremy Corbyn and Shami Chakrabarti; stupid really because I knew that if I just hung on for a day or so there would be an official transcript. Sure enough, here it is. Of course, when you’re looking at print you can examine every syllable at your leisure, but in black and white you don’t get the nuances of the actual panto performance. The visuals and the audio add that extra something. You don’t get to hear Keith Vaz’s peculiar delivery in a transcript. He sounds as ... more »

The Real Reason Why US Farmers Are Sceptical Of Climate Change

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://fortune.com/2016/06/29/monsanto-farmers-climate-change/ A remarkably condescending piece from Fortune Magazine: Some U.S. farmers are skeptical of climate change, even though they’re among the most affected by it There’s a strange paradox in the world of agriculture: farmers are perhaps the segment of the population most affected by climate change, and yet […]

Persuading Republicans to Dump Trump

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
I have one more Trump post I have to write. My first bemoaned how Trump could possibly be competitive in the presidential race and the second lambasted Trump’s positions on domestic and foreign policy. I have no illusions that I’m convincing anyone who isn’t already convinced he is a danger to the republic. However, should […]

UKIP After Brexit

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
Who saw that coming? Nigel Farage's resignation as UKIP leader yesterday morning is for keeps. He does have a habit of going back on his word, as he did in 2009 and 2015, but this time - hopefully - it really is third time lucky. In his parting shot, Farage declared that its future lies in taking Northern and Midlands seats off the Labour Party, a boast that has thrown some folk into a tizz. While threats from UKIP should be taken seriously, we're not going to see a meltdown of Scotland proportions afflict our party, and I'm going to tell you why. To emphasise, this isn't a counsel ... more »

Trump’s Favorability Gains in Recent Poll

Phillip Stucky at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this June 18, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks in Las Vegas. Trump's campaign is cycling $6 million into his companies through use of his properties; meanwhile, Trump has been on an urgent fundraising quest. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)] Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's head-to-head lead shrinks from double digits to 4 percent, and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's favorability increases in a USA Today national poll published Monday. In a simple head-to-head poll, Clinton leads with 45.6 perce... more »

There Are Three Main Classes in America. Two Are Represented by Political Parties

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Working class voters, from the accounting office to the construction site, of all races and genders, are forgotten once they leave the polling place. Land of the free, or of something else? (Tom Pennington/Getty; source)* *by Gaius Publius* Something to think about as we return to our post-celebratory American Independence world. About 10% of the country is represented by a political party. The rest is not. The writing below was taken from something published by Devin Reynolds at Medium. It perfectly expresses what Thomas Frank, chief among others, has also said. Here's one of Re... more »

False "Climate Change" Statistics

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 13 hours ago
*NZCLIMATE TRUTH NEWSLETTER NO 327* by IPCC Expert Reviewer* Dr Vincent Gray* *JULY 3**RD** 2016* *Statistics:* The aim of statistics is to model a particular phenomenon on the basis of scientific measurements. Statistics of climate take into account temperature, wind speed, rain, air pressure, and many other variables. The best that can be done on the basis of these variables is to forecast future climate to +-2 degrees accuracy, with a bias of +-1 degree, covering a period of a few days. Incidentally, it is not necessary to take carbon dioxide measurements into account for su... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Andrea Leadsom's leadership speech proved she is a serious contender to be the next prime minister Hillary's Closest Aide Admits Clinton 'Illegally' Burned Daily Schedule Senator Admits The FBI Is "About To Ask Putin For His Copies Of Hillary's Emails" *Stem Cell Clinics Selling Risky Treatments Explode Across the U.S. * Fido forever? South Korea's dog cloning clinic Japan’s Mount Fuji to become free Wi-Fi zone this summer Court rules Monsanto can't dismiss farmer's cancer claim Pacific Ocean radiation back near normal after Fukushima: Study LETTERS TO TONY BLAI... more »

Black Man Fatally Shot by Mississippi Police Officer Brings Fresh Controversy, Questions About Racism

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Police Line- 90000] Antwun Shumpert, a 37-year-old African American man, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Tupelo, Mississippi. On June 18, Shumpert was pulled over by Tyler Cook, accompanied by his police dog. Shumpert began running into the night, but... more »

Indian Boy Grows Second Nose On Forehead After Losing Original

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Indian surgeons have replaced 12-year-old Arun Patel’s damaged nose with a new one after unscrupulous doctors wrecked his original nose when he was a baby. Cartilage taken from his chest wall was grown on his forehead before being transplanted on his face. The Daily Mail reports: Indian doctors performed the remarkable procedure on Arun Patel whose nose had disappeared after the tissue shrivelled and died following treatment by rogue doctors when he was a baby. Village doctors, with no medical training, administered injections to his face when he was just one month old, causing the t... more »

Authorities Investigating Death of US Student Found in Rome

Francis D'Emilio at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Italy Missing Student_perr__1467724721_71.164.139.145] ROME (AP) -- Authorities are looking into whether an American college student whose body was found in the Tiber River was robbed and killed after the teen was found with a head wound and his credit card was used after... more »

New Report: Israeli Arms Dealer Profits from Migrant Misery on Tohono O'odham Nation

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Arms Dealers profit from the wars they fuel and then again with border surveillance and migrant misery Israeli arms dealer Elbit, protested in UK and around the world, is now targeting Tohono O'odham burial grounds with Israeli/US spy towers. Elbit is responsible for Apartheid security and drones in Palestine. This inhumane 'cage' was used for migrant detention in 2007 on the Tohono

Belgium Terror Suspect: Terror Group Had No Trouble Crossing EU Borders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Belgian Prosecutors Say 'Man in the Hat' is Mohamed Abrini. NBC *Politico*: *‘Man in the hat’ claims terror cells in Paris and Brussels part of a larger network* *Mohamed Abrini claims terror group moved across borders with ease.* The terror cells that carried out the attacks in Paris in November and in Brussels in March were part of a larger network and Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect from the Paris attacks, played a bigger role than was previously thought, terror suspect Mohamed Abrini told Belgian police. Abrini, who was identified as the “man in the hat,” one of the ... more »

FBI Director: No Criminal Charges To Be Levied On The Hillary Clinton Email Server Case

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: This story will be covered more extensively in the next few hours. The Hillary Clinton camp is celebrating right now.

Watch Live: FBI Director Comey Makes Statement On The Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: The link *is here.*

Wikileaks Releases 1,200 Hillary Clinton Iraq War Emails

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Ahead of the #Chilcot report: 1258 Hillary Clinton emails on #Iraq https://t.co/HNnujrB20o — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 4, 2016 Breitbart: *WikiLeaks Releases Over 1,000 Clinton Iraq War Emails* WikiLeaks has released 1,258 of Hillary Clinton’s emails in relation to the Iraq war, preceding the British Chilcot report on the conflict set to be released later this week. WikiLeaks tweeted a link to their email archive from their official Twitter page today. Wikileaks appears to have a substantial amount of information on Clinton, having already released a large archive of Clinton’s ... more »

Turkey’s President Erdogan Continues To Alienate All Of Turkey's Traditional Allies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey spoke at a Ramadan feast at his palace last month in Ankara. Credit Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace, via Reuters *New York Times*: *Turkish Leader Erdogan Making New Enemies and Frustrating Old Friends* ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, strode onto a stage a month ago looking down upon a sea of a million fans waving red Turkish flags. They were celebrating the 15th-century conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II, the golden moment of Turkey’s Muslim ancestors triumphing over the Christian West. “The conques... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The USS John C. Stennis renders honors as it prepares to moor at #PearlHarbor to participate in #RIMPAC2016. pic.twitter.com/tmxFs049Aq — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) July 5, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Fort Bragg Flyover* Military helicopters fly over the field before the game between the Florida Marlins and the Atlanta Braves at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 3, 2016. It was the first major league baseball game ever played on a military installation. Army photo by Sgt. Anthony Hewitt

Did The Cold War Ever End In The Baltics?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post*: *In tense confrontation with Russia, a battle over history suggests Cold War never ended* *BALTIC CURTAIN | This is part of a series examining the new front lines in a Cold-War-style confrontation between Russia and the West.* RIGA, Latvia — For years, the team of researchers worked in obscurity, patiently tallying what they say is the economic toll of Latvia’s decades under Soviet rule. The answer, they decided this spring, is $205 billion. They didn’t expect the firestorm that would come next. The report added ammunition to a raging battle ... more »

How Can NATO De-Escalate With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Richard Sokolsky, Foreign Affairs*:* Not Quiet on NATO's Eastern Front* How the Alliance Can De-escalate With Russia. In a pre-retirement interview on May 1, NATO’s top military officer, General Philip Breedlove, warned that the Russian military might not be ten feet tall but was “certainly close to seven.” NATO’s war planners are right to worry about the Russian military threat to its eastern flank. Fortunately, the alliance may be in a stronger position than it thinks—and although its leaders may not realize it, what is important is that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his... more »

Who Would Putin Vote For. Clinton Or Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Nina Khrushcheva, CNN*:* Putin's Pick: Clinton or Trump?* (CNN)Russia's Vladimir Putin has been enjoying power for several decades now. From Bill Clinton in 1999 through to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in 2016, the Russian president has seen the relationship between two former superpowers transform from post Cold War jamboree to new Cold War acrimony. In light of recent terror attacks, it is crucial to examine the political alliance the next American president will have to manage with Russia. Notably, one of the Istanbul attackers came from Russia and two others from former So... more »

A Russian View On How To Challenge U.S. Aircraft Carriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
CENTCOM *Sputnik*: *How Washington Uses Aircraft Carriers and How They Can Be Challenged* Russian journalist Sviatoslav Knyazev discusses the 'carry a big stick' approach entailed in Washington's use of its aircraft carriers, and how nations might effectively work to challenge US military hegemony. Last month, Washington carried out a demonstration of military power using aircraft carriers unseen in years and perhaps decades, not even trying to hide the fact that it was looking to exert political and military pressure on Moscow and Beijing. *In June, the US Navy simultaneously pu... more »

Iraq's Minorities Are On The Verge Of Being Decimated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Indian Defense *Reuters:* *Iraq's minorities 'on verge of disappearance' - rights groups* LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many of Iraq's minorities are on the verge of disappearance after 13 years of war, campaigners warned on Monday. "The impact on minorities has been catastrophic. Saddam was terrible; the situation since is worse. Tens of thousands of minorities have been killed and millions have fled for their lives," said Mark Lattimer, head of Minority Rights Group (MRG). Iraq's Christian population, which before 2003 numbered as many as 1.4 million, is now under 250,00... more »

UPDATED: FBI once again protects the Clinton Crime Family

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 14 hours ago
*UPDATED: July 5, 2016* With the latest in a trail of scandals put behind her by an obeisant FBI, Hillary Clinton goes on "Above The Law Tour" with Obama.....at government expense? *FBI Director James Comey said today that the agency is not* * recommending any charges be pressed against Hillary Clinton* Just like it has done dozens of times in the past...most egregiously in the Vince Foster "suicide"....where FBI agents hounded an eye witness...including stalking him as he walked through the streets of his community....the FBI has covered up for Hillary and Bill. The FBI is in th... more »

FBI Recommends No Criminal Charges for ‘Extremely Careless’ Hillary Clinton in Email Scandal

Eric Tucker & Ken Thomas at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: FBI Comey and Hillary Clinton - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI won’t recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said Tuesday, lifting a major legal threat to her presidential campaign. Comey... more »

SOS Zombies Invade DC

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
The coming weekend in DC the corporate unions, NEA and AFT, and a few protest groups that they have coopted (including BATs and United Opt Out) will be sending a bunch of lucky ticket holders to DC to talk, march, do some yoga, eat jumbo shrimp, stay in first class hotels, and talk some more about "saving our schools" and the children who attend them. This march represents what we may hope to be the final big charade parade of those who know that the SOS, NPE, NEA, AFT, and FairTest presidential pick, Hillary Clinton, supports everything they claim to oppose and opposes everything ... more »

Author, among others, loses four papers for “compromised” peer review

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Journals have retracted four papers from an author after uncovering evidence the peer review process had been compromised. Three papers have all common authors. In one notice, issued last month, Annals of Human Genetics said it had reason to believe the paper had been reviewed by unqualified reviewers. Last year, another journal, Molecular Biology Reports, pulled two papers by […] The post Author, among others, loses four papers for “compromised” peer review appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Review: Green Island: A Novel

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*Got a nice chair for you to curl up with this book* Green Island: A Novel Shawna Yang Ryan 401 pages Knopf *"Who won the war, Kane?""I did.""You didn't win a thing, Kane. You only survived.""It means the same thing.""But there must be more to victory than just survival."Kane nodded to the fallen as he carried her from the temple. "Ask them now. Ask me in a hundred years."* This book has been watching me. A few weeks ago the writer's publicist sent me a copy so I could review it. It has sat on my desk, watching me, drumming its fingers on my table, dropping little hints that ... more »

Never Wander Far From Your Heart's Light - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
Photo taken by Frank Stiefel Never Wander Far From Your Heart's Light *Sometimes I think of * *All the sickness* *In our world* *If one becomes* *Engaged* *In this sickness* *Over time* *One will become* *Sick* *So* *Live within the darkness* *Of men and women* *Yet* *Hold tight upon * *The Light* *Never wander far* *From your* *Heart’s Light* *Live amongst men and women* *And* *Participate in community* *Yet* *Do not join in* *The dark intentions of* *Those whom * *Manipulate others* *For their own purposes* *Stay true to the Light* *Within yourSelf* *So as* ... more »

Russian Warship Makes ‘High-Risk’ Move Near US Vessels In Mediterranean

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The U.S. has accused Russia of being highly unprofessional and taking high-risk manoeuvres after a large Russian frigate came close to U.S. naval ships conducting operations against ISIS in the Mediterranean. Middle East Monitor reports: The US military said Russian Yaroslav Mudry frigate got uncomfortably close to the USS San Jacinto which was carrying out operations against Daesh in Iraq and Syria with the USS Dwight D Eisenhower. “The closing distance by Yaroslav Mudry before the ship turned away from San Jacinto is considered a high-risk manoeuvre, highly unprofessional, and con... more »

"Neuroscientists Say Multitasking Literally Drains The Energy Reserves Of Your Brain"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Neuroscientists Say Multitasking Literally Drains* * The Energy Reserves Of Your Brain"* by Olivia Goodhill "Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The very myriad of activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between them, is likely making you very tired. When we attempt to multitask, we don’t actually do more than one activity at once, but quickly switch between them. And this switching ... more »

Cities Explore 911 Texting for Shootings, Domestic Violence

Michael Balsamo at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: 911 Texting_perr__1467723925_71.164.139.145] NEW YORK (AP) -- With gunshots ringing out just feet away, Eddie Justice hid in a bathroom in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and frantically texted his mother for help. “Call police,” he wrote. “I’m gonna die.” Moments later,... more »

DEATH BY STUPID: Smartest person's greatest question!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016Part 1—We return to Maddow the clown:* In the past several months, MSNBC has been runnings ads about its biggest star. Rather plainly, the ads are designed to con the liberal world's many gullibles about this biggest star. The star in question is Rachel Maddow, host of the low-IQ 9 P.M. weeknight entertainment/propaganda offering, The Rachel Maddow Show. As we type, we're looking at the ad as it appeared in a recent New Yorker. With just a hint of Soviet realism, it presents a drawing of the star, set off against three blurbs concerning her manifest greatness... more »

Personal Liability of Counsel for Costs

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
Rule 57.07 provides: LIABILITY OF LAWYER FOR COSTS 57.07 (1) Where a lawyer for a party has caused costs to be incurred without reasonable cause or to be wasted by undue delay, negligence or other default, the court may make an order, … (c) requiring the lawyer personally to pay the costs of any party. O. Reg. 575/07, s. 26. The law on the personal liability of counsel for costs is not normally seen as arising in the context of a proceeding being weak. Lawyers may be subject to a compensatory order for costs if it is shown that repetitive and irrelevant material was fil... more »

You Say You Want A Revolution...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Bernie's political revolution has a long way to go in developing a way to effectively impart a revolutionary consciousness, even among people who consider themselves among his devoted followers. His supporters didn't support Dave McTeague in OR-05 and, even with Bernie speaking at a rally in Syracuse for Eric Kingson a few days before the congressional primary, Bernie supporters didn't vote for him either. And, alas, it's not just the voters. Even many of the candidates themselves are sorely lacking solid, well-developed revolutionary consciousness. When Berniecrat candidates lost... more »

Did an author retract a paper at company’s behest? Retraction notice says yes, author now says no

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The author of a paper whose retraction notice says it was pulled at the behest of a company now says that wasn’t the case. It’s a bit difficult to get this story straight: Although the retraction notice says a company complained the 2006 paper was “giving business inputs to their competitors,” the corresponding author told […] The post Did an author retract a paper at company’s behest? Retraction notice says yes, author now says no appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Woman Sheds Tears of Joy as Cherished U.S. Flag Found

Jim Suhr at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 1024px-thumbnail (1)__1467722553_71.164.139.145] KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Cathy Scoppo’s heart sank the moment she noticed the U.S. flag that had draped the casket of her World War II veteran father had gone missing while on display at the upstate New York campground... more »

Study: Kids Raised By Same-Sex Couples Much More Likely to Suffer Depression as Adults

Carolyn Moynihan at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: homosexuals parents men family with baby in silhouettes on white background] Are the kids really all right? The popular 2010 movie about a lesbian couple and their teenage children conceived by artificial insemination suggested that they were, and that the ups and downs of a lesbian family were just like those... more »

Brent Regan: #‎NeverTrump‬ Explained. Red Pill Warning...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*are your thoughts being modified?* "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." Saul Alinsky (Why is this true?) Warning! I am attempting to modify your thoughts by making you aware of how your thoughts can be modified. Ridicule, name calling, ad hominem attacks and lies are all well worn progressive tools of control. They have created in people a Pavlovian response to words like bigot, racist, privileged, supremacist and (fill in the blank)-phobe which manifests as an avoidance reaction. Your instinct is to move away, to distance yourself from the unpleasant thing. This is not a ratio... more »

Notes on the 1992 Consensus and KMT-CCP United Front Against Taiwan + Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*You'd be hard pressed to come up with a better name for a tourist transportation vehicle than this one.* The Diplomat offered a piece on the faux 1992 Consensus by a former China Post writer, Katherine Wei. Most of it is filled with conventional pro-KMT wrongnesses... The so-called “1992 consensus” refers to *an understanding Taiwan and China achieved during a meeting in Hong Kong the same year, that there is only one China and both sides are free to interpret the meaning*. Namely, each side considers itself to be the true government of a single China, but Beijing is today worrie... more »

French Legislators Suggest U.S.-Style Intelligence Agency After 2015 Attacks

The Associated Press at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 22494144373_7eebe73f6b_k__1467720742_71.164.139.145] PARIS (AP) -- French lawmakers say a parliamentary investigation found multiple intelligence failures before Islamic extremist attacks that killed 147 people in Paris last year, and are urging the creation of a U.S.-style counterterrorism agency. Conservative legislator Georges Fenech, who...more »

Liberals, Why is Murdering a Newborn the ‘Right to Choose’ 5 Minutes Earlier?

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Babies] As someone who's faced an unexpected pregnancy -- and now has a rambunctious two-year-old -- I came across two stories in the last week that stopped me cold. As I explained in an earlier article, I faced uncertainty, financial hardships and... more »

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Jupiter

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
NASA’s Lockheed Martin built Juno Spacecraft successfully entered an elliptical polar orbit around Jupiter on Monday. The 12 foot wide spaceship traveled through 1.7 billion miles of space in a five year journey to reach the solar system’s largest planet. RTT News reports: Jupiter is the solar system’s largest planet, and is more than two-and-a-half times as massive as all of the other planets combined. The spacecraft’s flight operations were controlled by a joint team at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Support Area near Denver, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California... more »

Obama, Clinton Making First Joint Campaign Appearance

Julie Pace and Kathleen Hennessy at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 The Han_perr__1467721618_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight years after Hillary Clinton helped unite Democrats behind Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, he’s returning the favor. Obama and Clinton will make their first joint appearance of the 2016 campaign Tuesday in North Carolina, a state Democrats... more »

A 'Good Morning!' Musical Interlude: The Call, “Let The Day Begin”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
The Call, “Let The Day Begin” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t5Zmet3x2k

"Between Two Worlds..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.” - Lord Byron

"When She Called To Thank A Man For His Help, She Learned Something Devastating"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"When She Called To Thank A Man For His Help, * *She Learned Something Devastating"* By Madeline Distasio "San Diego man Matthew Jackson was in line for groceries one day back in November when the woman in front of him started having a hard time. Jamie-Lynne Knighten's infant was crying and her credit card had been declined. She was totally frazzled, so Jackson instinctively stepped up to the plate and covered her bill, asking that she pay it forward to someone else whenever she had the chance. Knighten was stunned by his generosity. She ended up tracking down where Jackson worked... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, shouting GERONIMO!" - Hunter S. Thompson

Musical Interlude: Mike Oldfield, “Tubular Bells Pt.1, Finale”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Mike Oldfield, “Tubular Bells Pt.1, Finale” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPSfo1eqmkI

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“South of Antares, in the tail of the nebula-rich constellation Scorpius, lies emission nebula IC 4628. Nearby hot, massive stars, millions of years young, radiate the nebula with invisible ultraviolet light, stripping electrons from atoms. The electrons eventually recombine with the atoms to produce the visible nebular glow, dominated by the red emission of hydrogen. *Click image for larger size.* At an estimated distance of 6,000 light-years, the region shown is about 250 light-years across, spanning an area equivalent to four full moons on the sky. The nebula is also cataloged as... more »

Chet Raymo, "Exile"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Exile"* by Chet Raymo "Are we truly alone With our physics and myths, The stars no more Than glittering dust, With no one there To hear our choral odes?" "This is the ultimate question, the only question, asked here by the Northern Irish poet Derek Mahon. It is a poem of exile, from the ancient familiar, from the sustaining myth of rootedness, of centrality. A poem that the naturalist can relate to, we pilgrims of infinite spaces, of the overarching blank pages on which we write our own stories, our own scriptures, having none of divine pedigree. Yes, we fe... more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "You Reading This, Be Ready"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"You Reading This, Be Ready"* "Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now? Are you waiting for time to show you some better thoughts? When you turn around, starting here, lift this new glimpse that you found; carry into evening all that you want from this day. This interval you spent reading or hearing this, keep it for life. What can anyone give you g... more »

"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind" by Dan Eden "When “Robbie” the robot was told to shoot a weapon at a man in the movie "Forbidden Planet," his electronic brain sparked and short-circuited. His creator had programmed him to never harm a human and so the conflicting ideas paralyzed him. Human beings often are presented with opposing thoughts also, but our brains have developed a way of resolving these conflicts through a process call cognitive dissonance. We are taught, like “Robbie,” that killing is prohibited— but what about war? And many anti-abortionists support the dea... more »

"Out Out, Damned Email!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Out Out, Damned Email!"* by Jim Kunstler "The mighty Shakespeare in his direst night sweats could not have conjured up the Clinton family in all their sharp angles and dark corners, but we can try to reconstruct the scene last week on Loretta Lynch’s plane out on the Phoenix airport tarmac. Former president Bill steps aboard: Loretta: What the hell are you doing here? Bill: I just had to tell you what Charlotte did last week. Loretta: Who the hell is Charlotte? Bill: Our grand-kid. She’s turning into a good little earner. Loretta: We can’t meet like this. We’re about to depose your... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Norway, Maine, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Moral Of All Human Tales..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"Here is the moral of all human tales, Tis but the same rehearsal of the past. First freedom and then glory; when that fails- Wealth, vice, corruption, barbarism at last. And history, with all her volumes vast, Hath but one page." - Lord Byron’s child, Harold

"BREAKING! WikiLeaks Dumps THOUSANDS of Hillary Clinton "Deleted" E-mails Onto Internet"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"BREAKING! WikiLeaks Dumps THOUSANDS of **Hillary Clinton* * "Deleted" E-mails Onto Internet"* by Newsroom "Thousands of "DELETED" emails sent to and from Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State, have just been "dumped" publicly onto the Internet by WikiLeaks! This includes emails never sent to the FBI by the US State Department, which said the emails were "unrecoverable." The material is being intensely scrutinized by news media all over the world and by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies as this data "dump" includes some of the 30,000 emails "deleted" by Hillary ... more »

El Al Flight Lands Safely in Israel After Bomb Threat

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Boeing-747-400_El_Al_Israel_Airlines_(26521157680)__1467720164_71.164.139.145] TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- An El Al flight from New York that was escorted Tuesday by military jets in Europe following a bomb threat landed safely in Israel. El Al President David Maimon said Flight 002 from John F.... more »

Jupiter Has a New Visitor — A NASA Solar-Powered Spacecraft

Alicia Chang at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Journey to Ju_perr__1467718842_71.164.139.145] PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Soaring over Jupiter’s poles, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the solar system’s largest planet on a mission to peek behind the cloud tops. The final leg of the five-year voyage ended Monday when the solar-powered Juno... more »

Attack on Baghdad: Attack on Camp Liberty- MEK Terrorists aka Dissidents

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
I didn't miss the news regarding the truck bomb attack in Baghdad by ISIS aka NATO and their mercenaries. Horrible: *Three reasons for the attack* *-It keeps the Centralized Iraqi government off balance and divided* * Mansour stated that due to these divisions, the government is incapable of preventing such bombings. * *- It turns the populace against the government making it easier to sell the balkanized version of Iraq: *Anti-government anger rises in Baghdad after massive bombing *-It keeps the Iraqi forces and affiliated militias away from Mosul- I’ve written plenty on this*... more »

Draft leak suggests Germany backing out of coal power phase-out

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/06/draft-leak-suggests-germany-backing-out-of-coal-power-phase-out.html?cmpid=EnlPEIJuly52016&eid=296412419&bid=1449683 While Britain’s energy policy lurches from one crisis to another, it seems that Germany are being slightly more pragmatic. From PEI: A leaked environment ministry document suggests that Germany will not go ahead with a coal-fired power phase-out. A similar draft document released earlier this year had proposed […]

Acclaimed Iranian Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami Dies Aged 76

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Palme d’Or-winning Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami passed away in Paris on Monday following a battle with gastrointestinal cancer. He made more than 40 films in a esteemed career spanning over 50 years. Kiarostami is the only Iranian ever to win the top prize in Cannes for his 1997 film, Taste of Cherry. It’s Nice That reports: Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes a total of ten times throughout his career, he walked away with the highest accolade in 1997 for his elegiac tale of a man searching for someone to bury him after his impending death. Shot predominantly through long t...more »

Bangladesh Attackers Were Educated and Well-Off Islamic Students

Katy Daigle at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, talks to the relatives of Bangladeshi victims of the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery during a memorial service in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, July 4, 2016. The brutality of the attack, the worst convulsion of violence yet in the recent series of deadly attacks to hit Bangladesh, has stunned the traditionally moderate Muslim nation and raised global concerns about whether it can cope with the increasingly strident Islamist militants.] The young men had been missing for months. Their families sensed something was wrong. It wasn’t until t... more »

Military Photo of the Day: July 5, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Parachute] A U.S. Army paratrooper descends into Pordenone, Italy, on June 29, 2016. Thanks to Paolo Bovo for taking this spectacular photograph!

Weekend Baghdad Bombing Death Toll Rises to 175, Could Go Higher

SINAN SALAHEDDIN at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the site after a car bomb at a commercial area in Karada neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 3, 2016. Bombs went off early Sunday in two crowded commercial areas in Baghdad.] BAGHDAD (AP) -- As Iraqis mourned in shock and disbelief, more dead bodies were recovered Tuesday from the site of a massive Islamic State suicide bombing this weekend in central Baghdad, bringing the death toll to 175, officials said. The... more »

Trump’s VP Shortlist Heavy With Washington Insiders

Jill Colvin & LAURIE KELLMAN at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 VP Whos Who_perr__1467715378_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump’s vice presidential short list is heavy with Washington insiders who could help usher a President Trump’s agenda through the jungle of Congress. He has narrowed it to a handful of contenders fewer than two... more »

Opposition hardens to Hinkley post Brexit

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/07/opposition-hardens-to-hinkley-post-brexit.html?cmpid=EnlPEIJuly52016&eid=296412419&bid=1449683 From PEI: The influential trade union presence on the board of EDF are stepping up their opposition to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in the UK, following Brexit. FT reports that the CGT, CFE-CGC and the FO unions issued a joint statement on Thursday saying the […]

Suicide Bomber Who Died Outside of U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia Identified

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: In this photo provided by Noor Punasiya, people stand by an explosion site in Medina, Saudi Arabia, Monday, July 4, 2016. State-linked Saudi news websites reported an explosion Monday near one of Islam's holiest sites in the city of Medina, as two suicide bombers struck in different cities. (Courtesy of Noor Punasiya via AP)] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who struck outside the U.S. Consulate in Jiddah as a Pakistani resident of the kingdom who arrived 12 years ago to work as a driver. The... more »

Most Europeans don't want the EU to behave as a bully towards U.K., Switzerland

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*They have no incentives to support such useless hostilities* *Serious talks should avoid the EU bureaucratic jargon. Both Switzerland and the U.K. will obviously have "some" single market à la carte and it's totally stupid to deny this fact.* In recent days, I was unpleasantly surprised by the aggressive behavior of several EU bureaucrats and the fanatical supporters of the EU integration process when it comes to the suggestions how they want to behave towards the British (and now also Swiss) negotiators and citizens in general. I kindly apologize to our British and Swiss friends... more »

The Summer of 76

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Stewgreen Forty years ago, Britain was was basking in the hottest summer on record. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries The Met Office have published this historical account: 1 July 2016 – 40 years ago this weekend temperatures peaked in one of the UK’s most memorable heat waves. The spell […]

Hey, Chicken Little, Look Up!

Ruth Graham at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Look Up - 900] Do you remember the story of Chicken Little? It was in the old Pogo comic strip. He was walking in the barnyard and an acorn hit him on his head. He thought the sky was falling and ran around telling... more »

4th of July Drunk Blogging

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 20 hours ago
OK, I've been guilty of drunk blogging once or twice in my 11 year-long history of blogging but I have a philosophy about that that I borrowed from Denis Leary: "If I wanna smear my naked body with Lime Jello-O and smoke a cigar the size of Cincinnati I can and you wanna know why? The US. fucking. Constitution. O. *Kay*...?" (That's a paraphrase but a close one.) So, if I wanna get drunk in my own home without getting behind the wheel of my car on the fourth of fucking July, I can, O. *Kay*...? And especially for my troll who may or may not know me from a former life from ... more »

What's sauce for the goose... The hypocrisy of Charlotte Church - (NSFW language)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
I spotted this tweet from Charlotte Church this morning Hold on I thought, some of Charlotte Church's tweets since the referendum result have previously crossed my timeline and they've been rather abusive of people of different opinions to her own. Calling Nigel Farage a 'piece of shit' - I'd say that was abusive. Speculating as to what type of 'fucking looney tune' would replace Nigel Farage as leader of Ukip - I'd say that was abusive. Comparing Nigel Farage to the devil - I'd say that was abusive. Previously there was this tweet and retweet Calling the Conservative govern... more »

Fourth Of July: Arrest Rita Katz & SITE For Terrorism

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 21 hours ago
*Nobody verifies her claims. Rita Katz/SITE says "Bin Laden" "Al Qaeda" "ISIS" did it, it hits the "news":* Rita Katz IS A TERRORIST!!! With the major American holiday being celebrated today, you can expect to see terrorist threats from radical Islamists, according to Rita Katz and her SITE group. Don’t forget that it was Katz that brought us all those videos of IS headchoppers that were utterly fraudulent, complete fakes, propaganda designed to introduce a new, terrifying bogey man to the US public and scare them into backing the proxy war in Syria and Iraq against ‘Islamic Stat... more »

US election: Clinton says Trump tweet 'anti-Semitic' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-36710783 perfectly illustrates the double standards of the BBC. They report a claim of antisemitism by Hillary Clinton that seems to be based on very little. However when it comes to their allies in the British Labour Party they turn a blind eye to all sorts of antisemitic language and behaviour. I'd say this was odd but it's not, it's part of the BBC's bias and campaigning.

Gerardus 't Hooft and string theory

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Gerardus 't Hooft is celebrating his 70th birthday today. Congratulations! *(C) LM* He got his 1999 Nobel prize for the proof of the renormalizability of the electroweak theory, along with Martinus Veltman, his adviser, whose main contribution was to assign his powerful student with a good and ambitious homework exercise. Because of his magical technical skills, 't Hooft used to be nicknamed The Ayatollah – just because most of his colleagues didn't realize that The Shah was actually much better than the Persian mullah-in-chief. Even though 't Hooft has taught a string theory cou... more »

2012 ΦBK Video Series: "What is a god?" from James J. O'Donnell

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*"Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity" By James J. O'Donnell (2015). * *Description of the book (Source: Amazon):* For hundreds of years, religious and spiritual pluralism thrived in the Roman Empire. In the fourth century, however, as Christianity became the state religion, Christians developed the concept of the “pagan” to stigmatize and ostracize those who refused to devote themselves to the Christian god. These pagans were Greeks, Romans, Gauls, and Syrians who chose to piously observe the traditions of their ancestors. *Pagans* uncovers how th... more »


urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 21 hours ago
http://www.globalpossibilities.org/vaccines-retroviruses-dna-and-the-discovery-that-destroyed-judy-mikovits-career/ [image: image-13074_featured] by Allene Edwards Judy Mikovits, PhD is a biochemist and molecular biologist with more than 33 years of experience. Internationally known, a veritable “rock star” of the scientific world, she served as the director of the lab of Antiviral Drug Mechanisms at the National Cancer Institute before directing the Cancer Biology program at EpiGenX Pharmaceuticals. She later developed the first neuroimmune institute. Her early work focused on ... more »

The Relationship Between Body pH and Disease (and other facts you're not supposed to know)

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 21 hours ago
Written by Sarah C. Corriher Published: March 26, 2010 *Prelude: The Unholy Business of Health Care* Could it be that the most respected of industries is actually the most corrupt of all? Decades ago, the medical establishment went to war to silence a purported quackery of holistic medicine and chiropractors. The purported perversion of medicine which the establishment fought so viciously to quell was the contention that vitamin C is beneficial. It has become a conveniently forgotten history, but more importantly, a rewritten history. The new history is that the allopathic establ... more »

Growth in artificial lawns poses threat to British wildlife, conservationists warn | Environment | The Guardian

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
boo!! hiss!!! Growing trend to lay fake lawns instead of real grass causes loss of habitat for wildlife and creates waste that will never biodegrade Growth in artificial lawns poses threat to British wildlife, conservationists warn | Environment | The Guardian

she walks softly

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Obama, Hillary and the Hypocrisy of Identity Politics

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Hillary Clinton5 - 900] Have you heard that Hillary Clinton is the “first woman” ever to be nominated for president by a major political party? Of course you have. The media have repeated the line so often it is broken news. Hillary Clinton’s nomination... more »

On the Fourth of July, What Were We Celebrating?

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: American Flag, Child, Patriotism, Fourth of July, Sunset, U.S.A., USA] There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from,... more »

Trump on Policy: Consistently Self-Serving

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
In my last post, I lamented that Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee, despite his outrageous series of slurs against different groups, his lies, and unscrupulous business practices. Before exploring what arguments might persuade Republicans and undecideds to vote against Trump, what other substantive objections are there to Trump? Trump has policy stances and utterances, based […]

The TPP And The Democratic National Convention

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
John Laesch our old friend-- a union carpenter and the former Illinois congressional candidate who began the process of ending Denny Hastert's disgraceful career-- is still very much a Democratic Party activist in Illinois. When the House voted to grant President Obama fast track authority to ram the TPP through Congress with minimal fuss and bother, Illinois House delegation was split-- 9 for and 9 against... but then a few days before the vote one of the crooks in the delegation, pro-TPP Aaron Schock, was forced to resign in a corruption scandal that's still unfolding. In the e... more »

from the front lines, day one

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
About 200 of us were on the picket lines today. Despite the blazing temperatures, our spirits were high. We waved our signs and our flags, showing our pride to every passerby. *Media* I did interviews with the Toronto Star, CBC (we were on at 6:00 PM), CTV, CP24, the Mississauga News, and the labour newspaper Rank and File. Here are some links: Toronto Star: Mississauga Workers' Strike Shuts Down 18 Public Libraries Mississauga News: Union President Says Situation For Mississauga's Library Workers Is 'Precarious' And 'Stressful' CBC: Mississauga Libraries To Close Monday As Work... more »

How the ‘Land of the Free’ Became the Home of the Slaves

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Cortland Pfeffer & Irwin Ozborne* - It is time to end the war on drugs and on humanity.

Maryland Free-Loaders Ripping Off DC Public Schools

Luke Rosiak And Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Woodrow Wilson High School in N.W. Washington, D.C.] Many of the 88,000 kids in the District of Columbia's public and charter schools actually live in Maryland, with parents enrolling them illegally, an investigation from The Daily Caller News Foundation found. TheDCNF spent a month observing pick up/drop off times, tallying... more »

Buckingham Palace Admit Queen Elizabeth ‘Is Not Human’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An internal document acknowledging that Queen Elizabeth is a shapeshifting reptilian was briefly published as a press release on the Royal Family’s official website yesterday before being taken down – but not before alert internet users captured screenshots of the extraordinary article and proof that the press release appeared on Google. It is understood that the press release was a highly classified internal document designed to be released in case of emergency – for example, if the Queen was seen shapeshifting by thousands of people at a public event and the demand for an explanati... more »

Huge UFO Stuns City For 10 Hours On Independence Day

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hundreds of people say they witnessed a huge UFO hovering over the city for 10 hours on Independence Day. Witnesses feared that Earth was about to be invaded by aliens, or that government departments were experimenting with alien technology, as they watched a spectacular UFO hover over Shanghai, China, all night. Express.co.uk reports: One witness, a man named as Mr Yeng, said he observed it through a telescope and saw it flash red, yellow and blue. He was with friends who also saw it from Songhu Road, saying they had no idea what it was, and describing it as “suspended in the night... more »

US Government Say Farmer Broke the Law By Plowing His Land

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The federal government have ruled that a farmer from California plowing his own land is committing an “illegal” act that could land him in jail. In 2013, the Army Corps of Engineers, ordered the owners of Duarte Nursery to stop using their land after they allegedly violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) for ‘illegally’ plowing it. Freedomworks.org reports: The California court agreed with the federal government’s action, despite the fact the CWA specifically exempts normal agricultural activities like plowing from regulation. This overreaching assertion of federal power is not an isola... more »

Russian Military Prepare For War Against US and NATO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Kremlin have told their top commanders to prepare for an all-out war with NATO as Russia conduct massive air defence exercises at the Erebuni military airbase in Armenia to prepare troops for the real thing. According to a Ministry of Defense report, NATO are rapidly building up tens of thousands of troops on the Western Front in readiness for the coming war. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this report, grave questions as to what, if any, American-NATO forces President Obama is actually in charge of emerged last week when on Monday (27 June) the Obama regime transmitte...more »

Germany Warn Of Coming Mini Ice Age

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Solar physicists from Germany have issued a warning that Europe is about to enter a mini ice age in the next few years. Scientists at the ultra-warmist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) say that the current solar minimum suggests the continent is about to suffer a miniature ice-age. Scott.net reports: The Berliner Kurier writes: “That’s the conclusion that solar physicists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research reached when looking at solar activity.” For an institute that over the past 20 years has steadfastly insisted that man has been almost the ... more »

Private Contractors Create ‘Shadow NSA’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
INSA is a hugely powerful and influential coalition that ‘works’ for the NSA but in reality, it seems, they’re more like a ‘shadow NSA’ without any real government oversight or accountability. Thenation.com reports: In recent years, it has become the premier organization for the men and women who run the massive cyber intelligence-industrial complex that encircles Washington, DC. The keynote speaker was Matthew Olsen, who was then the director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). He used his talk to bolster the morale of his colleagues, which had recently been stung by t... more »

Military Boss: Tony Blair Planned Iraq Invasion Before UN Resolution

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The head of Britain’s Royal Navy has said that Tony Blair made the decision to invade Iraq long before any UN resolution was passed. The decision to go to war in Iraq was made before Tony Blair made the news public, ‘but they were looking for a reason’ to do it, Admiral Lord West has said. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Lord West said: ‘I think there had been a decision that we were going to invade Iraq, that that was going to happen, but they were looking for a reason to actually do it.’ It is not known when Admiral West, who served as a security minister in Gordon Brown’s government and... more »

Congress Vows To Fight Voter Suppression

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Members of Congress have vowed to fight the corrupt election system and end voter suppression once and for all. A group of Congress members have launched a new organisations called the Voting Rights Caucus aimed at defending democracy during elections. Truth-out.org reports: The voting rights struggle led by Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama, marked the beginning of a steady march of progress toward true electoral democracy. Yet 50 years later, we see that progress reversing dramatically since the Shelby v. Holder decision of June 25, 2013. In that decision, the Supreme Cour... more »

Happy 4th Of July "Independence" Day To My American Readers

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Today is indeed "Independence Day" in the United States.. On this day some 240 years ago, the colonials in the original 13 colonies comprising British North America decided that they had had enough of the British crown and illegal taxation and declared themselves as an "independent" nation.... Or so it seems, for as I stated in my weekend rant, the United States of America is absolutely NOT free of the British crown and in fact the US Government continues to pay "tribute" to that fraud and phoney monarchy.... I again ask anyone that actually thinks I am kidding to simply Google: "Am... more »

NATO Buildup Against Russia ‘Biggest Since Cold War’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NATO have agreed to enhance its military presence on Russia’s border, in the largest buildup since the Cold War. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a summit of members in Warsaw that NATO will enhance its military presence in the eastern part of the alliance. “We will deploy four robust, multinational battalions to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. I welcome Canada’s recent announcement that it will lead one of these four battalions,” Stoltenberg said. Rt.com reports: ‘Doubled’ #NATO activity on Russian borders forces Moscow to respond – Russian MoD https://t.co/v0RpbN5U0... more »

Tony Evans on Correcting America’s Course

The Stream at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: tony_evans_1000] In an interview with Stream founder and publisher James Robison and his wife, Betty, Dallas TX pastor and author Tony Evans says what he believes it will take to bring America back from the brink. Citing an example of the utter chaos that... more »

Patrick Murphy May Not Lie As Gracefully As Trump, But PolitiFact Finds A Clear Pattern Of Willful Deception

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Chuck Schumer, in a mad rush to placate the Wall Street banksters angry about Elizabeth Warrem and Bernie Sanders being mean to them, promised he would deliver the Florida Senate nomination to their most dependable errand boy in Congress, Patrick Murphy. In doing so-- without adequately vetting the fatally flawed Murphy-- Schumer would be handing the competitive seat over to the GOP... if not for Alan Grayson, although Schumer and Harry Reid have worked long and hard to smear and destroy the House's most independent-minded and effective member. If Schumer misses becoming Majority... more »

Pride Parade Hijacked By Black Lives Matter

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Ok, one quick post- Just too good to pass up- The identity politics battle plays it out on the means streets of Toronto-** "Black Lives Matter" VS Pride Paraders* *Classic divide to Conquer! And all this occuring while Justin Trudeau was marching with an aids infected Syrian refugee- How many hot button memes in this news alone!** (It's the theatre of the absurd and I can't resist)* *My identity politics are more important then your identity politics says' Pride organizer- na, na, na, na, na, nahhhhhhhh **:P* * ‘Pride is bigger’: Organizer says Black Lives Matter demands are star... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Enjoying a Fourth of July evening celebration with friends in Plattsburg, New York State. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
People inspect the site of a suicide car bomb in the Karrada shopping area in Baghdad. Khalid Al-Mousily/Reuters *Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post*: *The worst ISIS attack in days is the one the world probably cares least about* First, they came for Istanbul. On Tuesday night, three suspected Islamic State militants launched a brazen assault on Turkey's main airport, exploding their suicide vests after gunning down numerous passengers and airport staff. At least 45 people were killed. The world panicked; Istanbul Ataturk Airport is one of the busiest hubs in Europe and the Middle Ea... more »

World News Briefs -- July 4, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Suicide bombers hit three Saudi cities* Suicide bombers struck three cities across Saudi Arabia on Monday, in an apparently coordinated campaign of attacks as Saudis prepared to break their fast on the penultimate day of the holy month of Ramadan. The explosions targeting U.S. diplomats, Shi'ite worshippers and a security headquarters at a mosque in the holy city of Medina follow days of mass killings claimed by the Islamic State group, in Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq. The attacks all seem to have been timed to coincide with the approach of Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that... more »

Will There Be A China - Japan - U.S. War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Eric Hyer, National Interest:* *The U.S. and Japan May Literally Start a War over Rocks in the South China Sea* *Washington’s commitment to Tokyo may endanger American security.* China’s increasingly truculent behavior in the East and South China Seas has generated apprehension over China’s intentions and deepened U.S. concerns, especially over freedom of navigation, land reclamation and the potential militarization of disputed features by China. Analysis has focused primarily on the law of the sea, the legitimacy of China’s expansive claims that are now being challenged by the P... more »

Chinese - Japanese Fighter Jets Are Now Beginning To Provoke Each Other

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An F-15 fighter jet in Japan’s Self-Defense Force during a flight exercise. Credit Ko Sasaki for The New York Times *Reuters*: *China criticizes Japan over 'dangerous' jet scramble* *China strongly criticized Japan over a scramble of military aircraft from the two countries on Monday amid a dispute over islands in the East China Sea.* Two Japanese fighter jets took "provocative actions" at a high speed near a pair of Chinese fighter jets that were carrying out patrols in the East China Sea on June 17, China's defense ministry said in a micro blog statement on Monday, without speci... more »

Beware of Solutions, Final or Otherwise

Susan O at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
*by Susan Ohanian * Hillary Clinton laid out an extensive technology and innovation agenda Wednesday in a briefing document that amounts to a giant valentine to Silicon Valley. --Dawn Chmieleski, Recode, June 30, 2016 Dawn Chmieleski points to the deep ties Hillary Clinton has cultivated with such Silicon Valley power players as LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman, Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, and Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr. Anyone who has follo... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*The Stanford 'Rape' Trial* *There was no rape at all. Brock Turner was convicted of assault only. Was even that conviction unjustified? David Solway has a sober look at the evidence and finds something not unlike the Salem witch trials* We live in a culture that has become so heavily sexualized that we are no longer able to see clearly or think rationally. Just about everything, it seems, now comes down to sex, which is, on any reasonable scale of values, merely one of many human preoccupations—central, of course, but still only one of many human interests, desires and activiti... more »

Key admits to ‘crisis theatre’ and talks up house-price inflation

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: Grimes] You may have thought John Key was genuine when he’s talked about fixing the crisis in affordable housing – despite his deliberate tardiness in even acknowledging the crisis. That isn’t the only thing about which he’s been deliberate. Key’s visceral overreaction reaction to economist Arthur Grimes’s quite sensible proposal to reduce Auckland home prices by 40% reveals all you need to know about how serious he is about achieving affordable housing. Answer: he isn't, and would run a mile before allowing it, or anything remotely like it, to happen on his watch. ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Is the Tesla bubble about to burst?* *How long can they keep running in the red? They're nice cars but if you want one maybe you should buy one now -- while they last* Add yet another problem to the list at Tesla Motors: lackluster growth. Tesla announced on Sunday that it delivered 14,370 vehicles in the second quarter. That is well below its own forecast of about 17,000, which it gave in May. Although sales of its Model X grew significantly from the first quarter, its signature Model S sedan actually saw sales fall sequentially by more than 22%. That is surprising since Tesla ... more »

Working to Unite the People

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Straight talk on international affairs from Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein. Sheikh Imran Hosein was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 from parents whose ancestors had migrated as indentured labourers from India. He is a graduate of the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi and has studied at several institutions of higher learning including the University of Karachi, the University of the West Indies, Al Azhar University and the Graduate Institute of International Relations in Switzerland. He worked for several years as a Foreign Service Officer in the Minist... more »

Bombs Bursting in Air

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
‘Star Wars’ and the Fantasy of American ViolenceNew York Times Opinion By Roy Scranton For a long time after I came home from the war, fireworks made me jumpy. They sounded like what they are, shrieking rockets and exploding gunpowder, and every Fourth of July set off Alert Level Yellow. I’d crack another beer and try to laugh it off even as the friends I was with turned into ghosts of the soldiers I once knew. Thirteen years ago, I spent the Fourth of July on the roof of a building in Baghdad that had once belonged to Saddam Hussein’s secret police. Our command had suspended mis... more »

Jeremy Corbyn: "I think I got away with it"

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
I watched this rather nasty hearing on the subject of antisemitism by the Home Affairs Committee, chaired as usual by Keith Vaz, who opened proceedings with a few warm remarks about his long-standing friendship with the chief witness. Towards the end of the hearing Jeremy Corbyn was asked if Shami Chakrabarti’s report clarified what antisemitism is. He duly obliged with the following definition: “Antisemitism is where you use epithets to criticise people for being Jewish, you attack Jewish people for what they are, it is completely unacceptable, and I would have thought it’s very o... more »

Iraq Mourns 213 Slain Martyrs In Baghdad Car Bombings

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
On Monday Iraqis began three days of mourning for 213 people killed by suicide bombers in a deadly attack in Baghdad over the weekend. Takfiri ISIL terrorists claimed responsibility for two car bomb attacks in a busy Baghdad shopping district on Sunday, in the deadliest attack on the capital this year. Almanar reports: The blast hit the Karrada district early Sunday as the area was packed with shoppers ahead of this week’s holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced three days of national mourning for the victims as he vis... more »

4 Celebrated Freedoms that Now Require Permission or Privilege to Enjoy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Isaac Davis* - The definition of freedom is changing with the time.

Will 'More or Less' give James O'Brien a fisking?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
If you recall, I found last Friday's *Newsnight *- the one with James O'Brien - to be *deeply* biased. David Keighley at *News-watch *doesn't just agree, he's also put a huge stick of dynamite under the programme's deeply dodgy use of statistics. It's a must-read post. *Newsnight *and Ipsos MORI had co-operated on a post-Referendum poll and that night's *Newsnight *gave its take on the findings. Here's an extract from James O'Brien's introduction: And what about buyer’s remorse? All those voters who supposedly want to change their minds? Well, maybe not. 92% of respondents sa... more »

Can You Imagine Hillary Ever Giving A Speech Like This One Elizabeth Warren Just Gave?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Elizabeth Warren, like FDR who saved capitalism from its own excesses, isn't much liked by banksters and capitalists. The banksters have spent more money trying to defeat her than they have on any other Senate candidate in recent years-- although at the rate they're contributing against Alan Grayson's campaign in Florida-- he could soon catch up with her. "Strong healthy markets," Warren explained in a keynote address last week at the New America think tank in DC, "are the key to a strong, healthy America." That doesn't sound anti-capitalist to me. "Anyone who loves markets knows... more »

Bomb Explodes Outside Prophet’s Mosque In Holy Medina

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A suicide bomber has struck outside one of the holiest sites in Islam, the Prophet’s Mosque in the Saudi city of Medina. Al-Masjid an-Nabawi is a mosque that was originally established and built by prophet Muhammad himself. Three security officers and a suicide bomber were killed in the blast. RT reports: WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO Saudi TV news network Al-Arabiya reported that the three men were breaking their Ramadan fast, when they spotted the attacker. Monday is the last night of the holy month of Ramadan, and ushers in the beginning of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calend... more »

Tim Tebow Does Something Kind. Some People Think It Shows How Awful He Is

The Stream at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Tim Tebow visits Extra at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 7, 2016 in Universal City, California.] Six days ago, Tim Tebow helped a woman whose husband suffered a heart attack on a flight from Atlanta to Phoenix. Although Tebow said nothing about it, a passenger’s Facebook post went viral, being shared 19,000 times and picked up by outlets...more »

G.K. Chesterton’s Hymn for the Fourth of July

David Mills at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: North Yorkshire countryside near Robin Hoods Bay. Farm gate and pasture with distant cliffs and farm houses. No people.] Here’s a good hymn for the Fourth of July you’ve probably never heard sung in your church. “A Hymn” -- better known by the first line “O God of earth and altar” -- was written by the great Christian writer... more »

Back To The Future With Laverne And Shirley: The Trivialisation Of The GMO Debate

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 1 day ago
RINF, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this* When people don’t possess sufficient expertise on matters, they require simplicity. They desire easily manageable packages of knowledge, and these packages become taken for granted stocks of ‘common sense’ that enable them to cope with or to understand the world around them, no matter how faulty or misrepresented that ‘knowledge’ may be. Powerful corporations and the media recognise people’s need for simplicity. And here lies the problem. To rally the masses around... more »

Iraqi PM Orders Removal Of Fake Bomb Detectors After Baghdad Bombing

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi orders security forces to stop using a British-made fake bomb detector after bombings in Baghdad claimed the lives of at least 131 people on Saturday. British businessman James McCormick who sold the hand-held wands to Iraq was jailed for fraud some years ago. Middle East Eye reports: The suicide car bombing, which was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, ripped through a busy shopping in the early hours and also wounded more than 180 people, officials said. Abadi’s orders highlight one of the longest-running and most grievous flaws in Baghdad security:... more »

July 4: Off to the shore.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Today's format is different because I'm writing it Sunday evening and adding the irving press part early Monday morning. With luck, that will get me to a sunny day at the beach. https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/06/18/canada-willingly-makes-tax-deals-with-tax-havens.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-offshore-treaties-barbados-tax-avoidance-1.3641278 Tax havens must be the cause of the biggest robbery in history. And we are the victims. This is our money. If I broke into a convenience story to steal all the candy, I'd face jail time. There are Canadians who have been ... more »

A Sizzling Summer?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/will-the-uk-sizzle-this-summer/ Readers may recall the battle of the weather forecasters a month ago. While the Met Office “experts” forecast we could be sizzling in 33C temperatures this summer, amateur weatherman, David King, who uses nature to arrive at his forecasts, came to a much different conclusion: I cannot agree […]

Vatican Leaks Trial Nears End With Requests for Convictions

NICOLE WINFIELD at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi, left, and Emiliano Fittipaldi, arrive for a hearing of their trial, at the Vatican, Monday, July 4, 2016. Two Italian journalists who wrote books detailing Vatican mismanagement face trial in a Vatican courtroom along with three people accused of leaking them the information in a case that has drawn scorn from media watchdogs.] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors asked a Vatican tribunal on Monday to absolve one journalist and give a suspended, one-year sentence to another for publishing books based on confidential Vatican documents exposing ... more »

Riots Have Broken-Out In Zimbabwe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*: *Horrifying moment a taxi driver is surrounded by riot cops and beaten with truncheons on the floor... during a protest about police brutality in Zimbabwe * * Violent clashes between Zimbabwean police and protesters resulted in 30 arrests as a riot broke out in Harare * Demonstrators forced to lie down in dusty roads and battered by truncheons as police use tear gas and dogs * Protest over a number of issues including economic hardship, police brutality and Robert Mugabe's government * A journalist saw protesters severely beat two police officers with sticks before ta... more »

Russia To Deploy Its Aircraft Carrier To The Mediterranean To Launch Missions Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian Aircraft Carrier “Kuznetsov,” January 1996. WIKIMEDIA/Commons *Daily Mail*: *Russia to send its largest warship to Syria as Putin prepares final push to destroy ISIS * * Admiral Kuzetnov battleship is equipped with fighter helicopters and jets * Aircraft carrier will be based close to Syria so troops can attack and return * Move comes in the wake of attacks on the weekend in Baghdad and Dhaka * The 305m ship will lead Russia's Navy presence in the Mediterranean Sea VLADIMIR Putin is preparing to send Russia's biggest battleship to Syria to crush ISIS at source. The Admiral... more »

Saudi Arabia Rocked By Explosions Near Islam’s Holiest Sites

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
BBC *Al Jazeera*: *Saudi Arabia: Explosions near Medina and Qatif mosques* Suicide blast reported at Prophet's Mosque in Medina as witnesses say body parts of presumed bomber seen in Qatif. Two people have been killed in an explosion outside the Prophet's Mosque in the Saudi Arabian city of Medina, sources told Al Jazeera. Photos on social media show smoke billowing from a fire outside the mosque where Prophet Muhammad is buried. Two other explosions struck near a mosque in the eastern city of Qatif on the Gulf coast on Monday evening, residents said. Witnesses said a suicide bom... more »

Islamic State Paid To Carry Out Attacks In Islamic Republic Of Iran

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Islamic State/ISIS militants linked to the Sunni sect of Islam were paid 600,000 euros to carry out a bombing campaign in over 50 locations in Tehran and other major cities in predominantly Shi’ite Iran, according to an Islamic Republic TV documentary. Reuters reports: Officials in predominantly Shi’ite Iran have said in recent weeks that Sunni militants from Islamic State are targeting the country. Two weeks ago, Iranian intelligence authorities said they had foiled a large-scale terrorist attack, arresting 10 militants, and had seized about 100 kilograms of explosive material that... more »

Iraq Prime Minister Orders Police Forces To Stop Using Useless Bomb Detectors

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A device used by Iraqi forces to detect bombs and other weapons at checkpoints has been called useless by the American military. Credit Johan Spanner for The New York Times *Reuters*: *Iraq PM Abadi orders police to stop using fake bomb detectors* Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered security services on Sunday to stop using fake bomb detectors at checkpoints after a bombing killed at least 120 people in Baghdad in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Reacting after the deadliest attack so far this year, Abadi also ordered a new investigation at the interior ministry into "c... more »

Baghdad Terror Bomb Attack Toll Has Passed 200

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*Al Jazeera*: *Iraq: Baghdad bombing kills more than 200* *Anger grows as Baghdad residents accuse Iraqi government of failing to protect them after ISIL attack kills over 200.* Anger is growing in Baghdad over the government's failure to protect civilians, after a devastating bombing in a crowded commercial area in the Iraqi capital killed more than 200 people, including many children. The powerful explosion early on Sunday came near the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when the streets were filled with young people and families out after sunset. *Read more* .... *More... more »

CIA Surprised By The Rise Of The Islamic State In Libya

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*Washington Times*: *CIA caught off guard by Islamic State’s rise in post-Moammar Gadhafi Libya* CIA chieftains were caught off guard by the spiraling Islamic violence in postwar Libya, suddenly realizing that analysts had never brainstormed what the country would look like and that the White House had not asked. The agency also acknowledged in a classified report that Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s U.S.-deposed dictator, had long suppressed a variety of radical Islamic groups, including al Qaeda, from taking root in his country and endangering North Africa. Today, absent Gadhafi’s iron... more »

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