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Thomas Paine

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

7 July - am - Blogs I'm Following

12:20am MDST

Mining 46, The new DENR Secretary and other watermelon activists

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 28 minutes ago
The new DENR Secretary, a high profile anti-mining activist, has created a stir among industry players. Last July 03, JB Baylon posted in his wall the following: *THEY'RE STARTING TO SPEAK OUT:* *The UP MINERS* *The UP 49ers* *Mapua's Association of Geologist and Geological Engineering Majors* *The UP Gems* *The UP GeoSoc* *The USEP (Davao) mining engineering students...* *challenging those who insist that there is NO responsible mining in the Philippines, and that mining has nothing positive to contribute to our communities and society….* We shall wait for the other watermelon acti... more »

More People Killed By Hillary Clinton Than By Sharks In Last 25 Years

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 54 minutes ago
Humans have an inbuilt fear and distrust of sharks, much like the voting public’s instinctive response to Hillary Clinton. This primal fear of sharks and Clinton may be well founded, according to researchers, as sharks and Clinton combined have killed over 75 people on American soil and in American waters since 1990. However Clinton has the edge over sharks in the deadly predator stakes, with the presumptive Democratic nominee allegedly bumping off 46 adversaries while sharks have only accounted for 29 in that time. Everybody is talking about Hillary Clinton being above the law, afte... more »

Hillary Clinton Demanded Election Officials ‘Shred Bernie Votes’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 54 minutes ago
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is so desperate for the Democratic nomination that she ordered for the shredding huge numbers of Bernie Sanders ballots during the California primaries. American Everyman reports: Back when I was covering the theft of the California primary by Hillary Clinton and her regiment of neoliberal DNC (New Dems) globalist sycophants, I said we should keep an eye out for those office document shredding trucks pulling up to the polling sites before all the provincial ballots have been counted. I can’t remember which article that was in, but I remember wri... more »

Psychiatrist Admits Mental Illness Is Caused By Demonic Possession

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 54 minutes ago
A top New York psychiatrist has admitted that most patients who suffer from mental illness are actually suffering from demonic possession. Richard Gallagher, a board-certified psychiatrist and professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College, says he has personally encountered demonic possession, and is convinced that possession is much more widespread than anybody is willing to admit. Washingtonpost.com reports: In the late 1980s, I was introduced to a self-styled Satanic high priestess. She called herself a witch and dressed the part, with flowing dark clothes and blac...more »

Wealthy Elite Caught Buying Huge Bunkers To Hide From General Public

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 54 minutes ago
A Silicon Valley insider has gone on the record and admitted that the world’s elite are buying up huge amounts of land and building underground bunkers in order to hide away from the general public. According to former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martínez, the wealthy elite have set-up private groups on the social media giant in order to discuss the “pressing needs of the super rich,” including where to buy private planes and “how to buy a bunch of land then put it in a trust so people don’t realize you’re amassing a compound and you can maintain your privacy.” Infowar... more »

Hidden Video: Hillary Clinton Admits To Using Emails Illegally

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 54 minutes ago
Hillary Clinton was caught on hidden camera admitting that she used her email server illegally whilst serving as Secretary of State. The clip below from the ABC News program 20/20 sheds new and damning light on the Hillary Clinton email scandal. She is caught speaking about emails and “not wanting to use emails” due to wanting to keep from having them come up in investigations later. No wonder she wanted to hide her server. No wonder she deleted all her emails. She is a complete and utter fraud. From her own words, you can tell she knows exactly what she is doing. “As much as I’ve ... more »

Bernie Sanders Vows That His Supporters Will ‘Rise Up’ At DNC

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 54 minutes ago
Protestors are to storm the Democratic convention on July 25th in order to demand that the DNC drop their support for Hillary Clinton and instead nominate Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders has vowed that this years convention will see “big changes” made to the status quo, and has warned that officials in the party should not be too complacent amid growing unrest with voters. Shtfplan.com reports: Former Bernie Sanders supporters and those who oppose many of her positions are planning to surround what promises to be a lively convention, with planned sit-ins and what could easily become... more »

Congress Summon FBI Director Over Corruption Allegations

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 54 minutes ago
Congress is hauling FBI director James B. Comey in to explain why he decided to let Hillary Clinton off the hook and not press criminal charges for her illegal use of a private email server whilst serving as Secretary of State. On Thursday, Comey will appear before Congress to explain his bizarre decision not pursue an indictment against Hillary, and be probed on whether he or the FBI were pressured into arriving at their decision. Nytimes.com reports: The F.B.I. did not immediately confirm that Mr. Comey would comply, but the announcement by Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah, ... more »

Trumpy The Clown-- The Most Hated Candidate Since Polling Was Invented... So Who Wants To Be His Running Mate?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Drudge's poll yesterday asked the right-wing crackpots who still read that website who they preferred as a running mate for Herr Trumpf. But the Drudge polling department only listed 6 possibilities and not even an "other" or a "none of the above." And not Tom Brady (who says he's not coming to the convention) nor Trump's favorite (forcibly retired) general, Phil Breedlove nor even the guy who gave Trump his not very witty and somewhat shopworn Pocahontas retort to Elizabeth Warren's compelling critique of him, Scott Brown. So the Newtster came out on top and the only remotely san... more »

BWorld 68, Criminal justice and Duterte

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 hour ago
* This is my article last week, a day before the inauguration of President Duterte. His inauguration speech was good, no expletives, no PI, no "kill dozens/thousands", very Presidential. State-sponsored murders can be the hallmark of the incoming President Rodrigo Duterte administration. Criminal adjudication and the correctional system will take a backseat as suspected drug pushers/users, thieves and other criminals will simply be killed outright. Mr. Duterte announced last June 25 in Cebu that “This will be finished. Six years. You just think if I will kill 10 per day.” That is ... more »

Iowa Civil Rights Commission Spokesperson Urges Churches to Trust it Won’t Target Their Sermons, Religious Practices

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: 1speech] Attorneys for two Iowa churches say they are not reassured by the head of the state's Civil Rights Commission (CRC) who stated that they won't be targeted for holding traditional views on marriage. On Tuesday, CRC Executive Director Kristin Johnson told...more »

US Supply Illegal Weapons For Use Against Assad In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The US government has sanctioned arms manufacturers to supply Saudi Arabia with dangerous weapons in order to create violent chaos in Syria and oust President Assad. US arms dealers were contracted to sell Riyadh “one billion dollars of anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles intended for terrorist groups in Syria.” Steve Lendman Blog reports: “Based on fresh information, a large volume of arms (including heavy ones) has been smuggled to Northern Aleppo via Turkey’s border…delivered to” terrorist groups wanting Assad toppled, Syrian sovereignty destroyed. Saudi-purchased weapons were ... more »

Arnold Schwarzenegger: I’ve Given Up Meat For The Benefit Of Humanity

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Terminator star and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has urged members of the public to give up meat and take-up a plant-based diet “for the benefit of humanity”. In partnership with James Cameron, Arnie is spreading the message, “less meat, less heat, more life”. Trueactivist.com reports: Recently, Arnold Schwarzenegger partnered with the Wild Conservation Society to raise awareness about the issue of poaching. In that video, he made it clear that poachers will pay for their crimes against humanity as killing African Elephants for their tusks is likely to result ... more »

Photos Peace and Dignity Runners arrive in Tonopah, Nevada

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Photos by Buck Sampson, Western Shoshone Wednesday , July 6, 2016 Buck Sampson said the Peace and Dignity runners arrived in Tonopah, Nevada, at 2 pm today. Runners will begin again at 7 am, running south toward Beatty on Hwy 95. Buck said they are looking for more runners. Thank you to Buck Sampson and his son Bad Bear for sharing photos with Censored News all these years.

Top Economist Makes Case for Why New Laws Are Destroying Jobs

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Burger Flipper - 900] A former top federal economist warned in an opinion piece Wednesday government policies are often counterproductive to the jobs they're meant to save. Industries phase out employment opportunities naturally due to factors like robotics and automation. Lawmakers have proposed policies... more »

Govt to Spend $10 Million on Anti-ISIS Recruitment Program That Doesn’t Work

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Elementary Classroom, Teacher, Teaching, Students, Education] The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering $10 million to schools and non-profit organizations for programs that prevent young adults from joining terrorist groups. Through the grants, DHS hopes to create programs that "enhance the resilience of communities" to recruitment efforts and offer "alternative messages"... more »

Sanders Considering Endorsing Clinton

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to speak on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, July 6, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns are discussing a potential event next week in New Hampshire, during which the Vermont senator would endorse Clinton’s White House bid. A Democrat familiar with the plans said Wednesday if... more »

5 Things You Need to Know About the Defense Department’s New Gender Identity Policy

Daniel Briggs at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: American flag background and army dogtags with rainbow flag of pride. Concept of opening to the free expression of any sexual orientation.] Last week, the Department of Defense ended its recognition of service members' biology and supplanted it with a radical ideology pushed by the Obama administration. As other commentators pointed out recently (here and here), there is no military justification for... more »

3rd Electoral Reform Committee meeting

Alison at Creekside - 2 hours ago
Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions, spoke for 15 minutes and answered questions. Monsef acknowledges meeting taking place on traditional Algonquin territory, calls for collaboration, hopes committee will work towards more than just submitting five reports representing their respective party's views. Gives her personal perspective on why we should move beyond FPtP. FPtP is 19th century system not designed for multi-party system. We need stronger link between will of voters and election results. Since 1960 we've had 10 elections giving majority results but only in o... more »

Architectural Mini-Tutorial: More about windows

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
[image: Neutra-Hailey-Residence-living-room] “So, what about our windows?” It’s usually a half-asked question at some early stage of a project, about the *colour* of windows generally – which are usually picked by someone who has a favourite colour they see in a brochure – or about how *many* windows in a space – just holes punched in a wall -- but the placement and colour of your windows is more important than you might think. Consider it from the point of view of perception, as architect Richard Neutra used to. Former Neutra apprentice John Blanton explains the importance of... more »

Pentagon Officials Are Unhappy With The White House Decision To Limit U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama, surrounded by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff USMC General Joseph Dunford, Jr., (R) delivers a statement from the Roosevelt Room on Afghanistan at the White House in Washington U.S. July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *Nancy A Youseff, Daily Beast*: *Defense Officials Blast New Afghan War Plan: ‘Not the Number of Troops to Win’* “There is no desire to end the war in Afghanistan. There is a desire to… make it a problem for the next administration,” one defense official tells The Daily Beast. Preside... more »

The Afghan War Is Not Going Well

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Credit: Katie Park/NPR *Tom Bowman, NPR*: *Afghanistan: A Tragic Return To A War With No End* The Afghan army commander said the treacherous road to Marjah, in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, was now safe. His forces had driven out the Taliban a few days earlier, he added. "The road is open, so no problem," said Lt. Gen. Moeen Faqir. "Of course I hope you go there and find the reality and reflect it." Photojournalist David Gilkey and I traveled to Afghanistan many times. In our trip to eastern Afghanistan last year, we found an Afghan army willing to fight, but it was ... more »

Former Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson Sues CEO Roger Ailes for Sexual Harassment

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this May 18, 2010 file photo, TV personality Gretchen Carlson appears on the set of "Fox & friends" in New York. Carlson, the former Fox News Channel anchor, is suing network chief executive Roger Ailes, claiming she was fired after refusing his sexual advances. Carlson, 50, spent 11 years at Fox. She was Miss America in 1989. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)] Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed suit Wednesday against Fox News CEO and Chairman Roger Ailes, claiming she was fired after refusing his sexual advances. Ailes insists the allegations are false. Carlso... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Tenaha, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Absolute Nature of Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The absolute nature of truth is so distasteful to some, who embrace the subjective nature of perception. For some objectivity actually ceases to exist as a possibility; and with that all truth is banned from the human field of experience. The first problem with truth is that there is always going to be someone to argue against the truth. And the real truth about truth is, even those who love the truth have a hard time applying the truth or accepting every truth about their own lives. Truth, ultimate truth, whatever it may be, is tough meat. It is unending and ever becoming, it’s a ... more »

"The Key To Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Ubuntu" * "I am what I am because of who we all are." - A definition offered by Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee. "Archbishop Desmond Tutu offered a definition in a 1999 book: “A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.” Tutu further explained Ubuntu in 2008: “One of the sayings in our count... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, “The Way of the World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Justin Hayward, “The Way of the World” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1QUrpqOAXY

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.*

“Putin: US/NATO are Irreversibly Pulling The World Toward Nuclear War”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Putin: US/NATO are Irreversibly Pulling The World Toward Nuclear War”* by NewsRoom "Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking to journalists in St. Petersburg Russia, said the US and NATO are irreversibly pulling the world to nuclear war, and not-so-subtly hinting it will start when US missiles can reach a certain range inside Russia. This terrifying public revelation was made on June 17, yet the mass media in the US and the west have allowed it to go completely unreported; concealing the hideous danger the US and NATO are causing all of us. Speaking about the US anti-missile sy... more »

Justice is a Bob Dylan song

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Add in Chelsa Handler and Julian Assage and anyone arrested for an illegal smile.

Did Brexit break the carbon fiber Camels back

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Do we face zero financial hour this month, The house of cards is under incredible pressure. Has anyone noticed we have negative interst rates. Nothing to see there except disbelif. The reality distorition field will need robust energy to keep on keeping on. If it breaks , no when it breaks, those with solar panels will have the cheapest energy. Electric cars will be all Lambos.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Still Helping Her Republican Cronies Against Democratic Candidates In South Florida

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
*2 of Florida's most corrupt congressmembers, Mario and #DebtTrapDebbie* Debbie Wasserman Schultz got into a lot of trouble with Democratic voters in 2008 when she was head of the DCCC's Red to Blue committee. She had the temerity to announce-- and to recruit one of her puppets-- Kendrick Meek-- to join her in announcing that she would support 3 Miami-Dade Republicans, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and the Diaz-Balart brothers-- over the 3 Democrats she was charged by the DCCC with helping elect. The controversy eventually caused DCCC chair Chris Van Hollen to fire her as Red to Blue chair and... more »

Philadelphia Archbishop: Divorced Catholics Must Avoid Sex

KRISTEN DE GROOT at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput speaks during the March for Life 2012 in Washington D.C.] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia is closing the door opened by Pope Francis to letting civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion, saying the faithful in his archdiocese can only do so if they abstain...more »

Hillary Goes Full Bernie: Calls for Free College for Almost all Students

Blake Neff at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton walk on the stage at the end of a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate.] Hillary Clinton has lurched leftward on college education, releasing a new plan that calls for all families earning less than $125,000 to receive free tuition at public colleges. She credits the shift to the influence of Ve... more »

Alice Embree : 2016 Rag Reunion and Public Celebration: Where to stay in Austin this October

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
We have arranged for a block of comfy, affordable, and environmentally-friendly hotel suites for attendees seeking accommodations. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | July 6, 2016 Hi, Ragstaffers and fellow travelers! The upcoming four-day 50th Anniversary Rag Reunion … finish reading Alice Embree : *2016 Rag Reunion and Public Celebration*: Where to stay in Austin this October

from the front lines, day three

allan at wmtc - 6 hours ago
Here are some highlights of the incredible support our strike action is generating: 1 - A customer called this morning. "Good morning, I am a library patron, just calling to say we support you. It is so hot today, would a donation of water be acceptable?" When we said yes, he said "OK, *I will come by around 1:00 with 150 bottles of water*." Wow!! 2 - We received an email from Kyle in Winnipeg, subject line "Solidarity!" I work at the Winnipeg Public Library and am a member of CUPE 500. I wanted to send my solidarity to you in your fight for fairness. We know the same struggle as y... more »

from the front lines, day two

allan at wmtc - 6 hours ago
We had another great turnout on Tuesday. When I arrived at 8:30 AM, there were already 100 people making noise at our favourite corner, and another 40-50 waiting to sign in. So what did we learn today...? *The labour community rocks!* Folks from the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), Peel Regional Labour Council, York Region Labour Council, Peel District CUPE Council, 4948 TPL Workers Union, plus other CUPE Reps, all came out to show their support. They talked about how our fight is for each other, for all library workers - and for all workers in Ontario and in Canada. We all sh... more »

... And Hells Followed With Her

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
Artemis. Monstrous/Terrible Aspect of Womanhood, to hear her distant roar of wronged and persecuted wife and Motherhood, Booming on the swirling winds and storm clouds thundering gather, crownèd heads tremble, flee or shudder, Hell Hath No Fury, Of Woman Born The Bitch is Back, babies - and she's one baaaaad fucker-Mother.

No Criminal Charges for Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Lynch Announces

Eric Tucker at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton applauds while speaking in Las Vegas. Now that Iowa and New Hampshire are in the rear-view mirror, the Democratic presidential contest shifts to markedly different terrain in Nevada, whose largely urban and diverse electorate will test the breadth of Bernie Sanders’ appeal and the durability of Hillary Clinton’s coalition.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email setup has been formally closed without any criminal charges, Attorney General Loretta ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Ammar Abdullah/Reuters *Charles Lister, Daily Beast*: *Al Qaeda Reaps Rewards of U.S. Policy Failures on Syria* Unless America addresses the chaos Assad has wrought, it can’t stop the rise of jihadism in Syria. Warfare and diplomacy are intrinsically linked, except when it comes to the Obama administration’s policy on Syria. While a negotiated settlement remains the only viable pathway out of the Syrian crisis, currently existing facts on the ground do not in any way allow for a meaningful process, let alone a solution. As things stand, there is no reason for Bashar al-Assad to v... more »

World News Briefs -- July 6, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*VOA*: *Obama: US to Maintain 8,400 Troops in Afghanistan into Next Year* WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to maintain 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of his presidency leaves many unanswered questions about the best path forward as the security situation continues to worsen, experts said. The administration had initially planned to reduce the number of U.S. troops from the current 9,800 to around 5,500 by the end of 2016. But Obama said Wednesday that the security situation in Afghanistan "remains precarious" and so he is leaving more troops than ...more »

Is Israel And Hezbollah Getting Ready To Start A New War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
UN peacekeepers monitor the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border from an army post at Mount Bental in the Golan Heights last July (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90) *Alastair Crooke, Huffington Post:* *Is Israel Preparing for War Against Hezbollah?* BEIRUT — How does Israel read the Middle East these days? Few details on its national security strategy are explicitly and publicly expressed. But at the annual Herzliya Security Conference in mid-June, it was possible to read between the lines of officials’ speeches and form a fairly accurate picture of the way those officials... more »

There Have Been 6 Russian-US Military Close Calls This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A Russian Su-24 fighter jet buzzes the USS Donald Cook, a guided-missile destroyer, on April 12 in the Baltic Sea. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Sipa USA/Newscom) *CNN*: *Experts: Putin flexes muscles with Russian-US military close calls* Washington (CNN)The repeated close encounters between Russian and U.S. warships and planes may not be an accident. That's the view of analysts who are coming to believe that the risky Russian maneuvers -- there have been at least six close calls this year -- are part of Vladimir Putin's strategy aimed at challenging the U.S.'s global position and intimidatin... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ...... For Wednesday July 6 , 2016.....1. Markets - Following Trends For Global Equities, Commodities , Bonds - Central Bankers Fingerprints Everywhere , Banks wobbling all over - Italy , DB , CS et al , Asia Update At The Top . 2. UK News , Post Brexit Matters , UK Politics . 3.Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Asia Updates.... *Simon Ting* ‏@simonting 38m 38 minutes ago SAFE demands 20% FX Deposit for any forward CNH transactions effective Aug.15. *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 2m 2 minutes ago PBOC Fixes Yuan Reference Rate At 6.6820 (prev fix 6.6857) *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 20m 20 minutes ago BoJ Governor Kuroda: Will add stimulus via cutting rates or boosting QE if needed *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 20m 20 minutes ago BoJ Governor Kuroda: Financial system is maintaining stability -CPI expected to be slightly negative or around 0% for time being *Livesqu... more »

@SOSMarch What else could we do with conference fees?

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 6 hours ago
I recently read a blog article on the expense of conference fees for academics. As a former college professor and graduate student, I remember trying to earn those crucial lines on my CV by traveling to just about any conference that I could apply for. The big name ones were naturally the most expensive and […]

Chilcot, Blair and the rights of invasion

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*“Dictatorship nations are outlaws. Any free nation had the right to invade Nazi Germany and, today, has the right to invade Soviet Russia, Cuba or any other slave pen. Whether a free nation chooses to do so or not is a matter of its own self-interest, not of respect for the non-existent “rights” of gang rulers. It is not a free nation’s duty to liberate other nations at the price of self-sacrifice, but a free nation has the right to do it, when and if it so chooses."*~ Ayn Rand on ‘Self-Determination of Nations’ Any decision to take men and women into war must be made with the... more »

20/20 Hindsight....The Hillary e-mail Scandal versus Watergate

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*Trump says Hillary will "Pay for her Lies on Nov. 8"* Patriot Rising is reporting on an interview with Donald Trump where he repeats that the US Justice System is "Rigged" and that Americans will "make Hillary pay for her lies on November 8, 2016 during the election". I have several other issues I'd prefer to post about...but this one still has a lot of traction...so much so that I'll devote at least one more post to it. I've been thinking lately and comparing Hillary E-mailgate to the Watergate scandal that brought Tricky Dicky Nixon down in the 1970's. Having been alive and... more »

Go Ponch! Former TV Cop on CHiPs is Now a Reserve Cop in Idaho

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this Saturday, July 2, 2016, photo famed "CHiPs" police officer Erik Estrada mets St. Anthony residents to discuss his efforts with the St. Anthony Police Department to stop internet enticement of children at St. Anthony City Hall. Estrada has spent the past decade working with various law enforcement departments to keep kids safe online. Following his induction Estrada as a now a St. Anthony Police Department reserve officer, he told how important it is to teach children what not to do while on the web.] ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) -- An actor who played a motorcycle police o... more »

Do you remember these crimes of Hillary Clinton?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*this is just a partial list, but it gives you ammunition (scary trigger word) if you must have social intercourse with a Hillary supporter.* *I don't remember where I saw this, but I assure you it's all true. How many of these do you remember? * Regardless of age I think we should all read this. Just case we forgot .... or never knew .... we really gotta get this one right! If you're under 50 you really need to read this. If you're over 50, you lived through it, so share it with those under 50. Amazing to me how much I had forgotten! When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed... more »

July 7: Some days are worse than others.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
The U.S. is, we are told, the land of the free and the home of the brave. One has to be brave there. U.S. police have killed 538 people so far this year. As I write, there is rioting in Louisiana where the most recent killing took place. The victim was, of course, African-American. You'll find the story on CBC news. CBC also has the story of the Chilcot inquiry - an inquiry into the Iraq war, an inquiry the irving press hasn't paid much attention to. What it reveals is the making of one of the biggest blunders in history, a blunder that created horror for millions, that made ISIS a... more »

Go Take a Jump in The Lake

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
He *did *Try and Warn U, But U Refused 2 Listen : That was *not *Lake Minitanka. A Practical Back-Masking Love Spell 2 Bring (Not Wealth), Spiritual Prosperity and Romantic Abundance Through Aural Enchantment Just Like I Love My Guitar. *Kissing Valentino* The Password is What : Dearly B-lovèd. If U Make a Girl Cry, Take a Tape-Recording of It, if U Play it Backwards, it Will Sound Really Sexy and Apollonia Will Want Immediately 2 Go 2 Bed With U, Even If U Live Next Door 2 a Tool-Shed Inside U R Parents Basement and R Clearly Poor As Sh*t with No Future Wealthy Gold-Digging ... more »

HAL is a Dæmon

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*"Open the pod-bay doors please, HAL."* *"I'm sorry, Dave - I'm afraid I can't do that."* *"How do you suppose we could get past him if we needed to?"* *Well, that's obvious.* *The Password is What :* *"FIDELIO"* *and Beyond.*

More 'Newsnight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Keeping up with *Newsnight*'s post-Referendum coverage (whilst, uncharacteristically, trying to be as brief as possible)... The past couple of editions of the programme have focused far more on party-political infighting than on more substantial, Brexit-related matters (the things we* really* need to be thinking about). At least that's mostly spared us all the heavy Brexit-related scaremongering and 'can Brexit be averted?'-pushing which marked out most of* last *week's editions of *Newsnight*. The one huge exception came on last night's edition in the form of a gloomy piece fr... more »

State Dept. Ordered to Quickly Turn Over Docs Involving Arms Contractor Dubiously Retained During Clinton Tenure

MICHAEL BIESECKER & STEPHEN BRAUN at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona on March 21, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to speed up the release of documents related to a decision made under former Secretary Hillary Clinton to allow a foreign defense contractor that admitted criminal wrongdoing to... more »

Weekly Menu #24

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
[image: Weekly-Dinner-Menu-24] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: [image: Menu_Members] Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – Organized Island Sunday Maryland Shrimp Salad [image: Maryland-Style-Shrimp-Salad-Sandwich] Monday Scones - Deep Fried Bread [image: Scones_Recipe_13] Tuesday Honey BBQ Chicken Wraps [image: Honey BBQ Chicken Wrap] Wednesday Southwestern Chicken Tinfoil Dinner [image: Southwest Chicken Tinfoil Dinner 6] Thursday Easy Chili Verde Enchiladas [image: Easy-chili-verde-enchiladas] Friday Walnu... more »

Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Boss

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes, was hit by a sexual harassment lawsuit on Wednesday. Former Fox presenter Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against her former boss for terminating her contract last month after she refused his sexual advances. Roger Ailes Advertising Age reports: The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Ailes dismissed Ms. Carlson because she refused to sleep with him. Ms. Carlson claims Mr. Ailes retaliated by not renewing her contract with Fox News when it expired on June 23. According to a statement on behalf of Ms. Carlson’s lawyers, during a meeting last September Mr. Ailes said,... more »

Tesla's High Tech Christine

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
*Christine is of course the car that kills in John Carpenter's movie based on the Stephen King novel* *Tesla's automobile is also a killer:* Yes, I'm being provocative intentionally*. I really would like readers to consider the myriad of problems that have shown themselves to us at this present time as humans over rely/depend and become addicted to unnecessary/ detrimental technology* *Following up on: **Tesla’s Driverless Car Kills Zombie “Driver” & Google's Self Driving “Sticky Technology”* *Globe and Mail * The details of the accident are likely to add fuel to the debate over ... more »

Christy Clark's 2017 Election Gambit(LNG Redux) and The Stunning Display of Postmedia Publishing Rubbish..A Straight Goods Special

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 9 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* It absolutely amazes me, no matter how stupid, how outrageous, no matter what this BC liberal government says or does all we hear from our employed by Postmedia or employed by Global/CTV legislative media is.....not much, usually nothing.. Vaughn Palmer..Michael Smyth..Keith Baldrey....last week education minister Mike Bernier threw a hail Bernie Madoff pass, eer, I mean a Hail Mary pass at the Vancouver School Board. *The pure unadulterated gall emanating from Christy Clark's governing playbook is almost too much to believe...* Christy Clark's 2013 e... more »

Catching up with Mitch Waxman: "If you see something, say something" -- but what of it?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*"If you see something, say something"?* *Just another day on the platform of the 46th Street station of the R train, in Long Island City, Queens. But wait, what's that silver kitchen-trash-can thing, and what's it doing sitting unattended on the platform?* *by Ken* I assume folks outside NYC are also told constantly, "If you see something, say something." But certainly we NY-ers have heard it a lot in the post-9/11 world. But what happens, you may wonder, when you see something and you *do* say something? Not for the first time, our old pal Mitch Waxman had occasion to ask this ... more »

What 2 Brother Barack is the 4th of July...?

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
*Obviously, U R Not a Golfer...* *"I'm quite sure, that in his own way, he means well..."* *Barack Obama is not descended from brutalised, kidnapped, traumatised, dehumanised and forcibly imported African Slaves.* *There is no evidence (on his African side) of any history in his family heritage of any significant suffering or trauma having been experienced by or inflicted on them at any time.* *In fact, the indications all are, or seem to be, that Obama's tribe have always, and still do represent an influential and powerful status within Kenyan Society and in the Kenyan State.* ... more »

Study: This Anti-Discrimination Law Actually Increases Discrimination

Blake Neff at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: 5 Signs The Exploding Immigrant Population Is Hurting US Workers] Anti-discrimination "ban the box" laws, which prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on job applications, may serve to increase racial discrimination by employers, a new study indicates. The push to "ban the box" has been popular with the NAACP and the... more »

We May Have Just Found Out Why ISIS is Scoring So Many Foreign Attacks

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: People help an unidentified injured person after a group of gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 1, 2016. A group of gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital on Friday night, taking hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces, according to a restaurant staff member and local media reports. (AP Photo)] Western intelligence officials in Jordan intercepted Islamic State orders to its affiliates to spread terror at ho... more »

Ohio Auditor Warns of Rampant Food Stamp Fraud Across US

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: The Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT) replaced food stamps in 2000. EBT is an electronic system that allows a recipient to authorize transfer of their government benefits from a Federal account to a retailer account to pay for products received. EBT is used in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. State food stamp agencies work with contractors to procure their own EBT systems for delivery of Food Stamp and other state-administered benefit programs.] Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost testified before congressional lawmakers Wedn... more »

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Given 21-Month Prison Term For Tax Fraud

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been found guilty of tax fraud along with his father and each sentenced to 21 months in prison. Messi and his father Jorge Horacio are unlikely to serve any jail time. Under Spanish law they can serve their sentences under probation. The Daily Express reports: The £256,000-a-week star was also fined £1.7 million – six seeks’ wages – by a court in Barcelona. Superstar Messi, considered the world’s best player, was tried alongside his father Jorge after defrauding Spain’s tax authority of 4.1m euros (£3.19m) from 2007-09. During the ... more »

Donald Trump Praises Saddam Hussein For Being 'Good' At Killing Terrorists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*: *Trump praises Saddam Hussein's efficient killing of 'terrorists,' calls today's Iraq 'Harvard for terrorism'* Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN)Donald Trump on Tuesday once again expressed his preference for keeping dictators in power in the Middle East. While acknowledging that Saddam Hussein "was a bad guy," Trump praised the former Iraqi dictator's efficient killing of "terrorists" -- despite the fact that Iraq was listed as a state sponsor of terrorism during Hussein's time in power. Trump, who supported the Iraq War before the invasion and in the early months of the war, ... more »

U.S. Imposes Sanctions On North Korean leader Kim Jong Un And 10 Other Regime Officials

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*: *U.S. sanctions North Korean leader for first time over human rights abuses* Washington (CNN)The Obama administration on Wednesday slapped sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and 10 other regime officials for their alleged complicity in human rights abuses against the North Korean people. The move marked the first time Washington sanctioned Kim Jong Un personally. Administration officials said Kim was "ultimately responsible" for what they called "North Korea's notorious abuses of human rights." "Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea continues to inflict intolerable cruel...more »

Syrian Army Declares A Unilateral 72-Hour Eid al-Fitr Truce

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC: **Syria conflict: Army declares 72-hour Eid al-Fitr truce* The Syrian military has unilaterally declared a 72-hour truce covering the whole country, state media report. The "regime of calm" began at 01:00 on Wednesday (22:00 GMT on Tuesday) and will last until midnight on Friday. A number of rebel groups have said they will respect the truce, which covers the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr. Earlier, President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public appearance outside the capital, Damascus, attending Eid prayers in the devastated city of Homs. Large parts of Homs were once contr... more »

Militants Launch Major Military Operation Against A South Yemen Army Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *At least 26 killed in South Yemen army base attack: sources* At least six Yemeni troops and around 20 militant attackers were killed on Wednesday in an assault on a military base near the international airport of Yemen's southern city of Aden, security sources said. The assault began when two suicide bombers blew up their cars, followed by armed militants storming the Solaban base. They occupied several buildings but were killed after four hours of heavy gun battles, the sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Islamic State carried out a simila... more »

FBI Director Comey To Testify To Congress On The Clinton Server Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*FOX News*: *FBI director to appear Thursday before lawmakers to explain Clinton decision* FBI Director James Comey will explain Thursday to House lawmakers his bombshell decision not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton over her handling of sensitive emails. Comey, who took no questions after announcing his decision Tuesday, agreed to go before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after several lawmakers sought an explanation. In saying he would not press the Justice Department to pursue an indictment against the likely Democrat nominee for presid...more »

President Obama: 8,400 U.S. Troops To Remain In Afghanistan Until 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Obama, in shift, says he will keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2017* President Barack Obama, calling Afghanistan's security situation precarious, said on Wednesday he will keep U.S. troop levels there at 8,400 through the end of his administration rather than reducing them to 5,500 by year's end as previously planned. Obama, in a statement at the White House, said the role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan will remain unchanged: training and advising Afghan police and troops, and supporting counterterrorism missions against the Taliban and other groups. Obama's... more »

World News Briefs -- July 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Syrian military declares 72-hour truce across country, but fighting continues* The Syrian military declared a three-day ceasefire across the whole of the country on Wednesday and although fighting and air attacks continued, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed hope a more significant truce could be achieved. The truce is the first to be declared country-wide since the one brokered by foreign powers in February to facilitate talks to end the five-year-old civil war. This has mostly unraveled. Wednesday's ceasefire covers the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday celebr... more »

Who Is Lying? John Holdren, Jennifer Francis, Or NOAA?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/01/08/the-white-house-gets-into-the-polar-vortex-climate-change-blame-business/ We doubtlessly all remember John Holdren’s claim, a couple of years ago, that a warming Arctic was responsible for creating a “wavy” polar jet stream (by which he means meridional, as opposed to zonal). This in turn was leading to more extreme weather in mid latitudes, in particular, extremely […]

Snapshot on Chilcot II: "Well, maybe he should have listened to the BBC"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
From tonight's *PM* on Radio 4: *Hugh Sykes*: That's interesting. We've heard Tony Blair saying "the world is a better place without Saddam Hussein. People in Iraq might say, 'Well, the world is, but Iraq is not'. And just down the road from here - Saturday night, Sunday morning - there was a massive bomb explosion. It killed...we're not quite sure how many people. People have almost lost count. 150? 250? 250 is the latest estimate - the worst single bomb attack since 2003. Tony Blair also said just now, didn't he, "the aftermath was more bloody and hostile than we ever imagine... more »

Snapshot on Chilcot I: "That cynicism about politics in this country, I think, fed into the whole business of the EU referendum"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
From tonight's BBC One *News at Six*: *Sophie Raworth*: And, John Simpson, this investigation has taken years to complete. How long-lasting will its impact be? *John Simpson*: Far more than the seven years it took, Sophie. I think we're looking at decades. Let's look at the individual elements of it. I think you've got to go back to 1956 and the Suez campaign, which brought Britain's history as a colonial power effectively to an end, to see anything comparable. Iraq? I go there a lot - as often as I possibly can. It's a damaged, deeply, deeply damaged society, as we saw in J... more »

15 Common Sense Reasons to Free Yourself from Politics

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - Take back your life and free yourself from politics.

Black Man Fatally Shot by Police in Baton Rouge, Sparking Anguish, Outrage

Lydia Goerner at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Protestors gather near the Triple S Food Mart after Alton Sterling was shot and killed by Baton Rouge Police in the early hours of Tuesday morning, July 5, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. An autopsy shows Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge, died Tuesday of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back, said East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William Clark.] The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it will open a civil rights investigation to look at the death of a black man shot by police Tuesday outside a Baton Rouge convenience store. A graphic video of the incident has... more »

Hispanic Leader Refuses to Call Trump Racist on Univision, Instead Calls the Welfare State Racist

The Stream at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Rev. Sammy Rodriguez on Jorge Ramos's Al Punto show, Univision.] Univision’s Jorge Ramos had Pastor Sammy Rodriguez on his weekly show Al Punto with the apparent purpose of getting the evangelical leader to call Donald Trump a racist. Rev. Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, was one of the... more »

Bill Kristol Plans Delegate Revolt at Republican Convention

Phillip Stucky at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Bill Kristol speaks at CPAC FL in Orlando, Florida on September 23, 2011.] Editor of the Weekly Standard Bill Kristol joined a conference call between delegates, action groups and rules experts late Tuesday evening to plan a coup on the convention floor. The groups "Free the Delegates" and "Delegates Unbound" organized the call.... more »

As We Shift - Some New Tools

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
Advocating neither an impenetrable wall nor complete submission brings up something new. This something is as yet undefined. We are awake, aware and talking about it. This makes us a target. Without creating paranoia or delusion, let’s address some things unseen. These are machines *and the humans running them*. The term machine is used a bit loosely, realize some of these “machines” are corporate systems; technology put in place to not only halt our consciousness but create instead fear, anger, combativeness, depression and confusion. They are meant to weaken us. “Why?” you ... more »

Mount Graham Sacred Run July 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Wendsler Nosie Sr. and The Spirit of the Mountains Runners Cordially invites all spiritual people of all faiths to join him on his personal journey to the Sacred Mt. Graham for a blessing of the land and all Sacred Sites!

Se teme inminente represión contra movimiento magisterial en México

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Se teme inminente represión contra movimiento  magisterial en México Imminent repression feared against teachers'  movement in Mexico Nodo de Derechos Humanos Tw: @nodho Fb: /nodo.derechos.humanos El viernes 1 de julio de 2016 Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, secretario de gobernación federal, declaró públicamente que el gobierno federal actruaría “en breve” para desalojar los

Geeky Scrabble Magnets

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
What fridge doesn't need a little geekery to liven up meal times? These darling geeky scrabble magnets are really easy to make and only need a few supplies! You will need: - Scrabble Tiles (You can buy just the tiles on Amazon here.) - Popsicle sticks - Hot glue - Good scissors Spell out what you want your magnets to say. You can make a single line magnet or like the Harry Potter one above you can have offshoots of a word. Harry Potter Ideas: Harry Potter Hermione Ron Hedwig Expecto Patronum Neville Luna Doctor Who Ideas: Doctor Who Allonsy Geronimo Fantastic Ta... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 11 hours ago
*UK: Strikes are 'futile' and harm children's education, teachers told* *As ever, the teachers want more money for less work* A teachers' strike is a 'futile and politically motivated gesture’ that harms pupils' education and portrays educators as ‘militant hardliners’, the head of a teaching union has warned ahead of a national walkout over pay and funding for schools. Last month, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) voted in favour of industrial action over pay, working conditions and ‘underfunding’ of schools in what many believe will cause huge disruptions to most schools in ... more »

Thousands Oppose Border Coal Mine as Texas Approves Permit

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Thousands Call for Texas to Deny Dos Republicas Coal  Mine Wastewater Permit       . Approval could further contaminate recreation, drinking water for border communities By Vanessa Ramos vanessa.ramos@sierraclub.org Matt Johnson matt.johnson@sierraclub.org Censored News AUSTIN, Texas -- Today, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approved

Heir claims part of review about political scientist is defamatory, journal partially retracts

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A communications journal has retracted parts of a paper about a famous German political scientist after her great-nephew threatened the journal with legal action, claiming bits of the paper were defamatory. The European Journal of Communication (EJC) retracted the parts of the paper that reviewed a biography of Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, published in Germany in 2013. The biography […] The post Heir claims part of review about political scientist is defamatory, journal partially retracts appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Declarations of Codependency

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
*"They were care**less people, Tom and Daisy** - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made**."* -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. If there's one positive thing you can say about the ruling class, it's that they usually err on the side of taking care of their own. As much as some of their peers smash things up, there's always a ready supply of Elite Miracle Glue to put them together again. Political appointee James... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 12 hours ago
*Are Federal Bans on Mining for the Birds?* With little time left on its clock, the Obama administration is rushing to place millions of acres of federal land off limits to commercial resource extraction. Although Lighthouse subscribers have read about regulatory obstacles to oil and gas development, a recent op-ed by Independent Institute Senior Fellow William F. Shughart II and Strata Research Director Megan E. Hansen emphasizes the harm that federal restrictions impose on the development of minerals and metals that could otherwise be used for making things like smart phones, el... more »

Russians Know About War and Don't Want Another One

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova interviewed by *In the Now *about war.

[ Autism ] BANNED “Man Made Epidemic” Film Available Online

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 12 hours ago
[image: GreenMedInfo Banner] *The "banned" documentary that features three vaccine safety whistleblowers is now available online! * Considering the devastating revelations of the *CDC whistleblower*, and the *explosive expansion of autism diagnoses*, the topic of vaccine safety (or lack thereof) has never been more controversial. Indeed, there is a concerted effort within the mainstream media to characterize* simply reporting on vaccine safety issues* as "dangerous," or "irresponsible." Last month, we reported on “*Man Made Epidemic*”, a European production shot in the UK, Germany, ... more »

American Democracy Is Now A Pathetic Joke: Great Video Shows Psychotic Hillary Clinton And The Lawless Oligarchy That Has Destroyed America!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I am like everyone else... When that fraud FBI official James Comey, "cleared" psychotic demonic "Killary" Hillary Clinton of her "email scandals" that were most definitely treasonous acts against the American republic, I was shocked... But nothing has surprised me anymore, for the American democratic system is and has been broken now for years.... It is a dismal failure and has turned America into the laughing stock of the entire planet.... I am also shocked that the dumb ass American people are sleepwalking through their lives thinking that they live in a "free" society! I have ... more »

Wandering In The Desert

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 12 hours ago
Jason Kenny is going home to Alberta. What's that mean? Michael den Tandt writes: One possible answer is that Kenney has already been there, done that, having effectively put Harper over the top in 2011 with his tireless outreach to new Canadians (the former PM gave partial credit for the victory to Kenney, explicitly, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal in September of 2014). Another is that Kenney may be bored, at 48, and craving a big new challenge. And a third reason — perhaps the key for an ambitious, driven man such as this — may be that he doesn’t believe the Cons... more »

U.S. Refuses to Halt Imprisonment of Migrant Children, Denies Torture, in Response to U.N.

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Photos: Migrant children in Texas prison. Native Americans hauling water in U.S. Protesters of U.S. torture and Guantanamo. Children hit during U.S. drone assassinations in Pakistan. US denials: How to lie to the United Nations and avoid upholding human rights and international law By Brenda Norrell Censored News The United States response to its Periodic Review by the United Nations is

Zapatistas 'June's Lessons: Artists of Five Continents: Teachers in Rebellion'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City in June 2016 in support of striking teachers in Oaxaca. June’s Lessons July, 2016 Compañeras, compañeros, compañeroas of the Sixth in Mexico and the World: Artists of the five continents: Teachers in rebellion: We send you all [todos, todas, todoas] greetings, from us and the indigenous Zapatista communities. We are writing this letter to tell

Was FBI Director James Comey Sending a Coded Message about Hillary? Probably Not — and Yet …

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: James Comey Coded Messages - 900] A man who intends to be taken at his word will try to speak believably. I'm not sure FBI Director James Comey intended to be taken at his word yesterday morning. Most of his presentation on the FBI's investigation of... more »

How The Atlantic Summarized The FBI’s Statement on Clinton’s Emails (Hint: In Her Favor)

David Mills at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton the Atlantic - 900] If you want to know how the sophisticated liberal elite wants you to understand an issue, read The Atlantic. It’s one of America’s oldest and greatest magazines, and after 160 years is still creative and interesting. To be fair, it’s not completely liberal,... more »

When good words go bad: The usurping of trafficking as a weapon against sex workers

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 13 hours ago
Were I a cartoon character, I expect I'd have big red flags and maybe some small explosions coming out of my head these days after reading the Ontario government's news release this week about its big new anti-trafficking initiative. I'm all for ending trafficking, of course. But the issue is increasingly emerging as some kind of stealth instrument for attacking people working in the sex industry, so I've learned to read every announcement of new anti-trafficking measures in a state of acute hyper-vigilance for what's really being said. The Ontario news release offers some worthy e... more »

Could Endorsing Clinton Hurt Down-Ticket Democrats? Polling Says Yes.

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*"Playful lemmings jumping off a cliff at a beach party" (art print available here; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* Is it possible that Clinton-endorsing superdelegates and other Democrats could be hurt in the general election by that endorsement? Current polling seems to suggest as much. From the *Wall Street Journal* (subscription or login required): *Hillary Clinton’s Negatives Complicate Ties Down the Ballot* *Polling suggests a risk for Democratic candidates who endorse the presumptive nominee* ... An offshoot of Mrs. Clinton’s low favorability rating is that candidate... more »

Violence In Iraq June 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
June 2016 had the highest casualties since 2014. That was due to the Fallujah operation, which took a heavy toll on the Iraqi forces. There were also several mass casualty bombings by the Islamic State. The number of incidents has gone up and down every month of the year so far. In January there were 598, then 549 in February, 665 in March, 599 in April, 647 in May, and 598 in June. In June there were 1,666 killed and 6,315 wounded. 13 Sahwa, 14 Peshmerga, 154 Hashd, 529 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and 956 civilians died, along with 12 Sahwa, 64 Peshmerga, 270 Hashd, 1,119 ISF ... more »

Going Through Some Changes, Are You?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Where should our energy be concentrated for the best possible outcome?

Look how the Republicans are going to supply the masses with more Kabuki theater while Trump tells the truth...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*will anyone believe them?* Oh, hell noes! From the Blaze via AP: *Comey, Lynch Will Testify Before Congress on Decision Not to Charge Clinton in Email Case* WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry House Republicans are announcing plans to investigate after FBI Director James Comey recommended against criminal charges for Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified emails. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Comey’s decision defies explanation and leaves many questions unanswered. He said the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would be calling Comey to testify. “The FBI should... more »

The FBI’s Non-Indictment of Hillary a Call to Action

Sheila Liaugminas at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton4 - 900] It's what you can get away with that matters now. That was proven, yet again, by FBI Director James Comey's long-awaited remarks Tuesday summing up the Bureau's investigation into and findings on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's rogue email... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© China Daily / Reuters *RT:* *‘Price to pay for US’: Beijing ready to confront Washington if it intervenes in S.China Sea dispute* Beijing must prepare to make the US “pay a cost it can’t stand” if it intervenes in the South China Sea dispute by force, a state newspaper editorial has warned, days before a court at The Hague rules on the territorial row between China and the Philippines. The American military build-up in the South China Sea, including the deployment of two carrier strike groups, comes in defiance of China’s vital interests and represents “a direct threat to nation... more »

Poll: There Is Support For NATO Among Member States, But Not Much Support In The Event Of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*PEW Research Center: **Support for NATO is widespread among member nations* NATO members will hold a summit this week in Warsaw, Poland, at a time when the alliance is facing many challenges, including political uncertainty in Europe. But a spring 2016 Pew Research Center survey of nine EU nations, the U.S. and Canada finds positive views of the military alliance. A median of 57% across the 11 NATO member countries surveyed voiced favorable views of the coalition, with only about a quarter (median of 27%) expressing negative opinions. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Support for N... more »

Was Soviet And Now Russian Military Doctrine Based On The Use Of Overwhelming Force?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reina Pennington, War on the Rocks*: *Was the Russian Military a Steamroller? From World War II to Today* Joseph Stalin supposedly claimed that “quantity has a quality all its own,” justifying a cannon-fodder mentality and immense casualties. The problem is, Stalin never actually said that, but it fits our stereotype about the Russian military so neatly that everyone believes he did. When it comes to war, Russia is commonly perceived as favoring quantity over quality and winning mainly by overwhelming its opponents with hordes of poorly trained soldiers. You can hardly find any a... more »

South Korea Prepares To Ramp Up Its Propaganda Broadcasts To The North

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*DW*: *South Korea to double propaganda loudspeakers on border* Amid rising tensions, South Korea will double the number of loudspeakers on its heavily fortified border with North Korea. The broadcasts aim to inform Pyongyang's military about regime abuses, said a military official. The South Korean Defense Ministry plans to expand its propaganda broadcasts blasted into North Korea by doubling the number of loudspeakers on its border, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday. "We plan to add some 10 new anti-North loudspeaker broadcast facilities by the end of the ye... more »

This Map Shows Every Car Bomb Explosions In Baghdad Since 2003

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A map of every car bomb explosions in Baghdad since 2003. *Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post*: *A Staggering Reminder That Terror Is An Epidemic In Baghdad* *So much for Operation Iraqi Freedom.* Twin car bombings left nearly 120 people dead and 200 wounded in Baghdad on Sunday in a busy shopping district of the Iraqi capital. The self-described Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, claimed responsibility for the attacks, which came as the terror group was driven from the city of Fallujah by U.S.- and Iran-backed forces. The death toll is significantly higher this time t... more »

Britain's Chilcot Report On The Iraq War Has Been Released -- A News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *'Act now, explain later': What Blair told Bush TWO YEARS before Iraq war is revealed in eviscerating Chilcot report into Gulf debacle * * Chilcot report into 2003 Iraq War` criticises Tony Blair over the way he took Britain into the war alongside the US * Report found that invasion was based on 'flawed' intelligence about Iraq and was 'not the last resort' at the time * Blair as not prepared for the consequences of Iraq War despite 'explicit warnings' and bypassed peace for war * Secret email sent by Blair to George W Bush hours after 9/11 advised president to 'act... more »

Hundreds Of Desperate Women Storm Into Colombia Border City For Food And Other Goods

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Venezuelans storm Colombia border city in search of food and basic goods* Five hundred women pour into markets of Cúcuta to buy toilet paper, flour and other goods as economic crisis in Venezuela deepens Five hundred hungry Venezuelan women have stormed across a bridge into Colombia, defying a year-long border closure in search of basic foodstuff and goods which are hard to find back home. Dressed in white T-shirts, the women from the Venezuelan town of Ureña marched up to the barriers manned by members of the National Guard. The guardsmen formed a cordon to prev... more »

U.S. Veteran Saves Bald Eagle Stuck In A Tree

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*ABC News:* *Sharp-shooting US Army Veteran Rescues Bald Eagle Hanging from a High Tree* A U.S. Army veteran used his sharp-shooting military training to rescue a bald eagle who became entangled in a rope and was hanging upside down from a tree, 70 feet off the ground. Last Thursday, Jason Galvin used a .22-caliber rifle with a scope to fire 150 shots at the distant rope that was tangled around the eagle's leg. The bird was hanging upside down in a tree near Galvin’s Rush City, Minnesota cabin, according to his wife. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor*: Awesome.

This U.S. Navy Reservist Was Charged And Convicted For Doing Exactly The Same Thing That Hillary Clinton Did (But Was Not Charged)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Bryan Nishimura *Zero Hedge**: Peak FBI Corruption? Meet Bryan Nishimura, Found Guilty For "Removal And Retention Of Classified Materials"* In a scandalous announcement, FBI director James Comey moments ago said that "although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information" and he gave extensive evidence of just that, "our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case." He added that "prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the s... more »

Grand Glorieuse Growing Gradually: New Peer reviewed paper.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 13 hours ago
*Map of shoreline changes on Grande Glorieuse Island between 1989 and 2003 illustrating the highly dynamic nature of this reef island. Source: Testut et al. (2016)*There has been no mass migration from Pacific Islands being flooded due to the alleged rise in the oceans. The Maldives, who held the world's first (and only?) underwater cabinet meeting (in 2009) to highlight the supposed effects of climate change (SLR), approved four new (underwater?) airports by 2012. A real threat? An attempt to grab UN grants? The Maldives government has recently awarded the Saudi Binladin group ... more »

Obama to Leave About 8,400 Troops in Afghanistan at Year-End

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington,Thursday, June 23, 2016, on the Supreme Court decision on immigration. A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan when he completes his term, down slightly from the current number but well up from the 5,500 he announced previously, arguing America’s int... more »

Report: Twins Kill Mother in Saudi Arabia After She Tried to Stop Them From Joining ISIS

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: 1ISIS-nytn-videoSixteenByNine1050] Twenty-year-old twin brothers in Saudi Arabia allegedly murdered their mother for trying to prevent them from joining the Islamic State in Syria -- a case of radical Islamic ideology swallowing up Saudi Arabia's already extreme Wahhabism. "The only thing (we have... more »

Bill Oakey : METRO | JAZZ | The magic of Sarah Sharp’s music: Be careful, or it will sweep you away

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 14 hours ago
Sarah is poised to scale the tall slopes that stand between her and national record label success. By Bill Oakey | The Rag Blog | July 6, 2016 Sarah Sharp will be Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio — in … finish reading Bill Oakey : *METRO |* JAZZ | The magic of Sarah Sharp’s music: Be careful, or it will sweep you away

DEATH BY STUPID: Smartest person's important poll data!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016Part 2—The rubble of Rachel Maddow:* In the past week, we've been reading the wonderfully foolish new book by Sarah Bakewell, At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails. The book is spectacularly daft. In a thoroughly typical manifestation, it has been admiringly reviewed everywhere nonsense is sold. That includes the New York Times, where Janet Maslin praised the book for its "bracingly fresh look at once-antiquated ideas and the milieu in which they flourished." Meanwhile, working from script, Edward Mendelson offered this in a cap...more »

You’ve been dupe’d (again): Do these data look familiar? They are

Michael Koziol at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
We can’t keep up with the growing number of retraction notices, so we’ve compiled a list of recent duplications to update our records. 1. Authors don’t always intentionally duplicate their own work, of course. The first paper on our list was retracted after the authors included a figure from a previous paper by accident, according […] The post You’ve been dupe’d (again): Do these data look familiar? They are appeared first on Retraction Watch.

GOP Summons FBI Director Comey to the Hill to Explain His Hillary Email Decision

ERICA WERNER at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled 'The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy,' on Capitol Hill, March 1, 2016 in Washington, DC.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Angry House Republicans are announcing plans to investigate FBI Director James Comey’s decision against pressing criminal charges for Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified emails. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Comey’s decision defies explanation and...more »

With Hillary Clinton in the White House, Christians Would Be in a Fight for Civil Survival

John Zmirak at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she greets supporters at a presidential primary election night rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)] With the new legal fight in Iowa over the free speech of Christian pastors, we must face a brutal fact: The position of Christians in America is more endangered now than it has been since the Pilgrims' "starving time" of... more »

"America Has Become A Lawless Nation– Hillary Clinton Magically Cleared By The FBI"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"America Has Become A Lawless Nation– * *Hillary Clinton Magically Cleared By The FBI"* By Michael Snyder "It is hard to be proud to be an American today after watching FBI director James Comey magically clear Hillary Clinton of all wrongdoing. Sadly, Comey is likely to go down in history as the man that struck the final death blow to the rule of law in America. During his address to the media, Comey admitted that Clinton sent or received 110 emails in 52 email chains that contained classified material at the time they were sent. But of course there were probably many more. Comey ... more »

"That Tiny Light..."; Never Give In"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"Hope is that tiny light that the gods have given us so that we can find our way through our darkest hours. And while we might stub our toes and bruise our knees, if we keep moving forward, even when our progress is slow and painful, we will overcome and be made better by our journey. No misery or bad situation is ever infinite or final until we make a conscious decision for it to be so." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Greg Hunter, "Gregory Mannarino, The Collapse of Empires is Upon Us”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Gregory Mannarino, The Collapse of Empires is Upon Us”* By ’s USAWatchdog.com "Trader and analyst Gregory Mannarino says what is going on today with the FBI refusing to indict Hillary Clinton is nothing new when considering the “fall of empires.” Mannarino explains, “This is a cycle, and we are seeing several pieces fall into place regarding the political system and the financial system that we have seen over and over again. There is a lifespan of an empire, at the top of every empire, there is an issue of the financial system, and there is an issue with the political system that... more »

"At A Time Like This..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
“At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, today, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes aga... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Musical Interlude: George F. Root, “Battle Cry of Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
George F. Root, “Battle Cry of Freedom”, American Civil War - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
“The many spectacular colors of the Rho Ophiuchi (oh'-fee-yu-kee) clouds highlight the many processes that occur there. The blue regions shine primarily by reflected light. Blue light from the star Rho Ophiuchi and nearby stars reflects more efficiently off this portion of the nebula than red light. The Earth's daytime sky appears blue for the same reason. *Click image for larger size.* The red and yellow regions shine primarily because of emission from the nebula's atomic and molecular gas. Light from nearby blue stars - more energetic than the bright star Antares - knocks electrons... more »

"No Ways Tired in A Sea of Lies"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"No Ways Tired in A Sea of Lies" by Chris Floyd "I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies. One of the hardest things to accept is that the reality of our world is buried under so many layers of official deception and well-cultivated public ignorance about our history and our political system. Even if you break through somehow, momentarily, and hold up a fragment of the truth, most people have no context for dealing with it. It's like a bolt from the blue, they can't process the inform... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

A VERY Relevant Musical Interlude: Steppenwolf, “Monster”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Steppenwolf, “Monster” Released in 1969, could be today, tragically... especially today. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk3sURDS4IA "America, where are you now? Don't you care about your sons and daughters? Don't you know we need you now, We can't fight alone against the monster..." THEY just took the gloves off, and openly slapped us all in the mouth...

DFER Is Thrilled with DNC Platform, and So Is NEA Prez

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency) And why wouldn't DFER be thrilled? Democrats for Education Reform is the poisonous tip of the corporate education reform spear inside the DNC. It is run directed by the hedge fund water carriers at the corporate think tank, Education Sector, in DC, even though the advisory board is studded with modern-day Booker Ts. Shaver Jeffries is one of those DFER black faces chosen to transmit the white philanthropists' message for black consumption: We are thrilled that our Party has reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to progressive educat... more »

High Levels of Toxins Found in Bodies of People Living Near Fracking Sites

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Maureen Nandini Mitra* - Fracking is proving highly toxic to our health and the health of our environment.

No, Not This One: But Three from Pembroke, Ontario?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
In healthcare, patient confidentiality is taken pretty seriously. Here's Ontario's legislation. Three Ontario hospital workers were prosecuted for snooping into Rob Ford's records. And a fetus fetishist was fired after she accessed hundreds of patient abortion files. It comes as no surprise then that crisis pregnancy centres (CPCs), pretending as they do to be actual clinics, would also give strenuous lip service to confidentiality. (Also, of course, because of the stigma they themselves do so much to foster.) Here are some examples. For Aid to Women in Toronto, "Completely confi... more »

Fake Clinics Now Breaching Confidentiality to Nutbar Stalkers

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
We've all the seen the ads. Variants on the one above, used on the recent Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada report on the lies told by crisis pregnancy centres, aka fake clinics. Our pal, Cliff at Rusty Idols spotted one in Calgary for the subsequent phase of the slut-shaming process, the "post-abortion trauma" counselling. Fake clinics claim to offer "non-judgmental options" and "non-biased" information. (Which of course we know is really lies, manipulation, and shaming.) But guess what else they do? They provide confidential client information to a new and creepy "mission" ... more »

By Failing to Recommend the Indictment of Hillary Clinton, the FBI Indicted Itself

Michael Brown at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 05: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with U.S. president Barack Obama on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with president Obama in North Carolina.] Like many Americans, I followed yesterday's news conference with FBI Director James Comey with tremendous interest, wondering what the outcome would be. I thought to myself, "Certainly, Mrs. Clinton is guilty of serious negligence, but will the FBI dare recommend... more »

Americans Must Channel the Founders and Protect Artists’ Property Rights

Alden Abbott at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Photographer - 900] How do you deal with a person who steals thousands of dollars' worth of your property and hard work, but less than the amount that makes it financially feasible for you to seek damages from them in court? That is... more »

Mummified Man Found Hugging A Tree In Siberia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The mummified remains of a man have been found clinging to a tree in a forest on the outskirts of Tomsk, Siberia. The unknown man apparently climbed the tree to escape extreme cold. He most likely died from hypothermia about eight months ago. He was found perched on a branch of a pine tree with his arms and legs wrapped around the trunk 50 feet off the ground. Daily Star reports: The unidentified victim is believed to have climbed the tree in winter and died of hypothermia. He was found with both arms hugging the tree. The mummy was spotted on 1 July by local man Pavel Petrov, near... more »

Chilcot Reports After 7 Years And Tony Blair Responds Immediately

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
After seven years in the making Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into UK’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq has finally been published today. The Chilcot Report contains 2.6million words and is six years overdue. The following summary of the report shows how Tony Blair overestimated his role to influence events, except for his decision to start the deliberate destruction of Iraq. It also shows that Chinese could soon become the new international language to replace English. Tony Blair responds to the report by issuing a statement. The report is estimated to have cost around £10million an... more »

Interview with Dr Spaghetti on the relocation of the diphoton excess

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*It's a pleasure to have you here, the CERN director Ms Raviola Spaghetti. You were heard saying that the diphoton excess at 750 GeV hasn't disappeared. It has just moved elsewhere.* RS: I urge everyone to avoid rumors. You will hear the actual diphoton results at ICHEP-2016 in Chicago in early August. *OK, but didn't you say that the diphoton has just jumped to another place?* RS: I forgot what I said about the excess. *Your CMS colleague Pasta-Pizza Tortelloni-Tortellini said that anyway, it's not disappeared. It has just relocated.* RS: If you read the following tweet carefully,... more »

Newspaper Investigation: System Forgives Sexual Abuse by Doctors Across US

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Doctors Sex Abuse_perr__1467811620_71.164.139.145] ATLANTA (AP) -- Sexual abuse by doctors against patients is surprisingly widespread, yet the fragmented medical oversight system shrouds offenders’ actions in secrecy and allows many to continue to treat patients, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found. The... more »

Federal Court Rules FOIA Reach Extends Into Private Email Accounts of Public Officials

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Email - 900] A federal court ruled Tuesday that public officials can't hide work emails on personal accounts, the same day FBI Director James Comey announced he will not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for sending and receiving classified emails on her private... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* A Look Inside Europe's Next Crisis: Why Everyone Is Finally Panicking About Italian Banks Istanbul Turns Into A Ghost Town As Tourism Collapses America's Female Prison Population Has Grown 800% & Nobody Is Talking About It Life in a Modern-day Debt Colony: The Truth about Greece Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen Did a Fear of Slave Revolts Drive American Independence? Things just got a lot 'messier' for Africa's largest oil producer DEUTSCHE BANK: There will be a second referendum — just not the one you expect DE-CLASSIF... more »

Vector wasn’t a gift after all, correction notes

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
A paper accidentally credited the wrong researcher with providing part of an experiment. It turns out that one of the authors supplied an expression vector to a Circulation paper about the molecular underpinnings of atherosclerosis — not the outside researcher originally thanked in the acknowledgements section. The correction notice to the paper makes the situation sound more mysterious […] The post Vector wasn’t a gift after all, correction notes appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Israel’s Netanyahu Visits Rwanda Genocide Memorial

Ignatius Ssuuna at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Never_Again_-_With_Display_of_Skulls_of_Victims_-_Courtyard_of_Genocide_Memorial_Church_-_Karongi-Kibuye_-_Western_Rwanda_-_02__1467810647_71.164.139.145] KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday toured a memorial for victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda during the first visit by a sitting Israeli prime minister to sub-Saharan Africa in three decades. Netanyahu laid... more »

Report: VA Health Care Still has ‘Profound Deficiencies’

Matthew Daly at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Veterans Health Care_perr__1467808980_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two years after a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs still has “profound deficiencies” in delivering health care to millions of veterans, a congressional commission says in a... more »

Pope Francis Meets Parents of American Student Killed in Italy

Frances D'Emilio at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 8657290109_a6905c4bc9_k__1467807749_71.164.139.145] ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis met on Wednesday with the parents of a U.S. college student whose body was found in Rome’s Tiber river this week, as police tried to establish if the teenager was murdered less than 24 hours... more »

Gaia Portal: Commencement services begin

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Commencement services begin* by ÉirePort Elementals gather and prepare the way. Higher craft appear to Gaia inhabitants. Starbursts Light the Heavens. Commencement services begin. ÉirePort | July 6, 2016 at 10:01 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-z6

Trump's Land

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
I hoped you listened to the Ryan Harvey-Tom Morello-Ani DiFranco rendition of the previously unpublished Woody Guthrie song about racism, "Old Man Trump" on Sunday when we embedded it. If not, please do by clicking here. Just as I posted it, someone sent me the dystopian rendition, above, of Woody Guthrie's best known song with the message "If Trump's land isn't your land, vote." Frightening, specially if you haven't contemplated the reality of this sociopathic narcissist gaining political power over this country. In his exhaustive look into who Trump's supporters are, in the sum... more »

House Might Not Vote on Democratic Party Gun Proposals

Alan Fram at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Congress Guns_perr__1467806192_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House won’t vote on proposed Democratic gun curbs, Speaker Paul Ryan suggested Tuesday as the rekindled election-year clash over firearms showed no sign of resolution. Democrats discussed their demands for votes with Ryan and said they... more »

NIH to Study Zika Infections in Olympic Athletes

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: USA_4_x_100_m_London_2012__1467805179_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers will study some U.S. athletes for Zika during the summer Olympics and Paralympics in Brazil, to better understand how the virus infects. The National Institutes of Health announced the study Tuesday, amid concern among athletes over... more »

Trump-Gingrich Ticket a Brilliant Idea — Though, Yes, They Both Say Crazy Stuff

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Newt Gingrich-900] Load up on popcorn: The Republican ticket may be poised to go to 11. According to numerous reports, Donald Trump is considering Newt Gingrich as his running mate. And as traffic-baiters like to say on the Internet: You won’t believe... more »

The Banality of Stupidity

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 18 hours ago
(Those of you who are active on social media probably are well aware of the firestorm that resulted when someone on Donald Trump's digital media team decided to use a Star of David in calling out Hillary Clinton on her corruption. Dana Schwartz, Entertainment writer for the *Observer*, owned by Trump's son in law Jared Kushner, wrote an open letter to her boss entitled "An Open Letter to Jared Kushner, From One of Your Jewish Employees." It's an eloquent and impassioned letter asking Kushner to call out Trump on his use of anti-Semitic imagery. Ms. Schwartz's own public thoughts on ... more »

FBI Clears Hillary Clinton Over Use Of private Email Server

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
The FBI recommends no charges should be brought against Hillary Clinton over her use of classified information and personal email server. The former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate was “extremely careless” in the handling of classified information, according to FBI Director James Comey. Thousands of emails were deleted from her server and the FBI found 110 classified messages that contradict Clinton’s claims of not having sent or received classified emails. RT reports: “No reasonable prosecutor” would bring criminal charges in this case, FBI Director...more »

America's "Human Rights" Racket in Action

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*July 6, 2016 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Southeast Asia's Thailand has been racked by political conflict for now over a decade. During the rise and fall of US-backed political proxy Thaksin Shinawatra, there have been numerous protests and counter-protests, two military coups aimed at dislodging the despot and his deep political and paramilitary networks, and episodes of violence involving heavily armed terrorists deployed by Shinawatra in a bid to cling to power. *Image: Despite claims of being "independent," Amnesty International is both funded and directed by Western governments ... more »

Trump Praises Late Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein as Terrorist Killer

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016-Trump-S_perr__1467803857_71.164.139.145] RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who frequently criticizes U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has praised former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s ruthlessness. “Saddam Hussein was a... more »

FBI Flagged This Congressman as a Terrorist. Here’s Why He Opposes a New Gun Ban.

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Congressman Tom McClintock speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 17, 2011.] Waiting on a routine flight from Sacramento back to Santa Barbara, Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., discovered he was a terrorist. Or at least that's what the FBI thought. McClintock was clearly more of a frequent flyer than radical extremist. But... more »

Iraq Inquiry Chief: UK Planning for War ‘Wholly Inadequate’

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Britain Iraq Inquiry_perr__1467802639_71.164.139.145] LONDON (AP) -- The head of Britain’s Iraq War inquiry released a damning report Wednesday on a conflict he says was mounted on flawed intelligence and executed with “wholly inadequate” planning. Retired civil servant John Chilcot, who oversaw the seven-year... more »

Syrian Army Declares Temporary, Nationwide Truce for Muslim Holiday

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: M-84AB-tanks_in_Kuwait_during_a_parade__1467803351_71.164.139.145] DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria’s military has declared a unilateral, three-day cease-fire for the entire country. The announcement comes at the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. State... more »

ISIS Tightens Grip on Young Captive Girls Held as Sex Slaves

[image: Islamic State group militants took this photo of Yazidi girl Nazdar Murat, as part of a database the militants have put together of Yazidi girls and women they have enslaved, shown in this May 18, 2016, photo taken during an interview with her family at Kankhe Camp for the internally displaced in Dahuk, northern Iraq. The Associated Press obtained a batch of 48 headshots of enslaved girls, smuggled out by one who escaped. “They register every slave, every person under their owner, and therefore if she escapes, every Daesh control or checkpoint ... they know that this girl ...... more »

France is bankrupt, not according to me but France's employment minister

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'France is totally bankrupt': French jobs minister Michel Sapin embarrasses Francois Hollande with shocking statement on state of the country's economy. Unexpected news came during a France's employment minister Michel Sapin has admitted the country is "totally bankrupt". The unexpected news came during a radio interview yesterday and is thought to have sent the country's business leaders into a state of shock. "There is a state but it is a totally bankrupt state," Mr Sapin said. "That is why we had to put a deficit reduction plan in place, and nothing should make us turn away ... more »

Links + English Editor and Translator Job at Exec Yuan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
*One way we beat the heat: soak our clothing every hour or so at roadside temples.* Enjoy some links while you ponder the typhoon's imminent arrival... - *ANNOUNCING*: The awesome duo of Russell Hsiao and Chieh-ting Yeh have started an organization in the US. Global Taiwan. Congratulations, guys. Send some work my way! - Solidarity analyzes the latest TSIR party loyalty polls. "Put another way, the declared pan-green base is now 70% bigger than the declared pan-blue base." - CNN says supertyphoon Nepartak will hit Taiwan.Latest news says it will cross the ce... more »

Judith Curry Slams AAAS – “Blatant Misuse Of Scientific Authority”

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Professional science organizations’ calling on Republican lawmakers to stop questioning climate science is a “a blatant misuse of scientific authority,” according to a prominent climate scientist. “This statement is a blatant misuse of scientific authority to advocate for specific socioeconomic policies,” Judith Curry, a Georgia Tech climate scientist, wrote of […]

The Tangaroa Expedition

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 20 hours ago

Hillary Clinton 'At the time'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Please Vote Trump (@pleasevotetrump) tweeted at 11:44 PM on Tue, Jul 05, 2016: Here is Donald Trump's Facebook Video he has not put on Twitter yet! Exposes Hillary! #VoteTrump #Trump2016 https://t.co/PhVtG3dnD4 (https://twitter.com/pleasevotetrump/status/750460391684050944?s=03)

No Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'The Campaign Against Antisemitism has warned that British Jews will continue to "worry" about their future in Britain, following Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's appearance yesterday in front of a Parliamentary inquiry into antisemitism.' More here http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/05/corbyn-totally-inadequate-allegations-antisemitism-says-jewish-group/ but not on the BBC where protecting the Labour Party from criticism is more important than Jews.

Athanasios Komianos - The Future Diaries of Paul Amadeus Dienach - Free Planet not due until 2396

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
this is kinda interesting... in 1922, Paul Amadeus Dienach, slipped into a narcoleptic coma for almost a year. When he came out of it, he started to fill a (vast) diary with the experiences he said happened to him while he was in this state. These diary entries tell the story of how Dienach spent his time in the future, to be exact the year 3906 AD. His visions of the current time are exceptionally poignant... Rosernes Dal (The Rose Valley) was published in short runs of 1,000 copies in Greek only; first edition 1966, second edition 1979 and third edition 2001. According to Dien... more »

Toddlers to be taught about cross-dressing in controversial sex ed program

urupiper at Yesterday 's Lies - 22 hours ago
*Herald Sun* http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/toddlers-to-be-taught-about-crossdressing-in-controversial-sex-ed-program/news-story/7b935bb2e1573c1b2e748755d0f18986 Dr Anne Kennedy, chairperson of Community Childcare Victoria, said the material would be handled sensitively. News Toddlers to be taught about cross-dressing in controversial sex ed program Susie O’Brien, Sunday Herald Sun March 5, 2016 9:42am Subscriber exclusive TODDLERS will be taught about sex, sexuality and cross-dressing in a controversial national program being rolled out at childcare centres and kindergartens next... more »

July 5: the coming world disorder.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 22 hours ago
Canada is sending a thousand troops to Latvia. There was no debate in parliament. There was no vote. Now, with Syria, we have two recent occasions in which we have committed ourselves to what could be wars. Justin did it because Obama told him to. (Certainly, I heard no clamouring in the streets that we should do this.) Nor have I heard a whisper from The Canadian Legion, despite the fact that our history books tell us that one reason we fought World War One was to win the right to declare war through our elected parliament. Why did we to it? Because Obama said so. His reason is th... more »

UPDATED: Above the Law

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*UPDATED: July 5, 2016* - Wayne Madsen is saying that a primary reason Clinton was able to "skate" away from indictment in the e-mails scandal case was the concern by authorities that *Israel was one of the "hostile" hackers that is suspected of accessing the e-mails on the "multiple" private servers used by Hillary.* Taking into consideration the difficulties the US government has had in the past when confronting Israel about its spying activities on the US government (i.e. the master spy Jonathan Pollard was given his freedom just last year by Obama) the US is not eager to turn ... more »

Incitement to murder on the record but the BBC won't report it as it's against Israelis

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'When asked what he thought about normalization with Israel and Palestinian officials taking part in Israeli conferences, Abu al-Einein said: "If you ask me my blunt position, I would say — every place you find an Israeli, slit his throat. Likewise, I am against talks, negotiations, meetings, and normalization in all its forms with the Israeli occupation."' More here http://jewishmediaagency.com/abbas-aide-see-israeli-slit-throat/ but not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC.

Military Photo of the Day: ‘Now Shake!’

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Airman and Dog] A U.S. Air Force military working dog handler shakes the paw of his partner at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado on June 14, 2016. Thank you to Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman for capturing this touching image.

Russia's 'High-Velocity Confrontations' Against U.S. Pilots Is Making The Pentagon Nervous

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Su-35, the latest-generation Russian fighter. Image: JSC Sukhoi *Air Force Times: **Russia's 'high-velocity confrontations' present risks for U.S. pilots* When U.S. reconnaissance planes, operating in international airspace, venture near Russia’s borders, it scrambles its warplanes to intercept the aircraft. But too often, that has led to Russian pilots executing aggressive maneuvers that are both reckless and dangerous, according to U.S. officials. Six months into 2016, Russian Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighters have buzzed, barrel rolled or skirted by U.S. aircraft at least three... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Tale of 2 Rios: the Olympic city and the rest of town. https://t.co/Bb2EFWEB1K @StephenWadeAP #RoadtoRio pic.twitter.com/dCjXzJEyjs — AP Sports (@AP_Sports) July 5, 2016

Combat Footage Of The Syrian Army Advancing On Raqqa (Graphic Video From A Russian News Team)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU editor*: A few close calls in this video. *Hat tip* to Anon for this video.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Rimpac Wave* The USS America arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 30, 2016, for Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the exercise, running through Aug. 4. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Herman

What's My Take On The FBI Decision To Not Indict Hillary Clinton On How She Used Her Private Email Server

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor*: When I first starting posting this story .... 2 or 3 years ago .... I felt that Hillary Clinton was in trouble. I have posted more than enough stories over the years on intelligence officials who mishandling of sensitive documents (with no ill intent) .... and who were then faced with the full might of the U.S. government that usually resulted in prosecution and jail time. I thought the same may happen here .... but as we now know it did not. The reason why is simple .... as the story evolved .... Hillary Clinton's case became political .... doubly so when she announ... more »

Greenpeace has a problem with the truth

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Will Hartfield* - The overuse of antibiotics is having devastating effects on mental health.

Social bond unsocialised

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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