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Thomas Paine

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Friday, July 8, 2016

8 July - Blogs I'm Following

10:51pm MDST

from the front lines, day five

allan at wmtc - 4 minutes ago
I have been staring at my computer screen, trying to figure out how to describe the amazing day we had, and how to express my feelings about what we're creating together. Not an easy task. Plus, you all keep posting awesome pics and vids to Facebook and YouTube and getting me distracted!! *Good Morning, City Hall!* More than 50 members gathered at the VIP parking entrance to welcome the City brass on their way to work. Apparently Janice Baker was among them! I was home responding to members' questions, but I heard it was really LOUD and really FUN. Then, sometime later, I got a cal... more »

America's Longest War Isn't Ending... Not As Long As It Continues To Feed Endemic Corruption

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 50 minutes ago
Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Keith Ellison and Raúl Grijalva issued a statement after Obama's press conference on Afghanistan: "We are disappointed with today’s announcement that the Department of Defense will keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year. Does the longest war in U.S. history-- nearly 15 years long-- have an end in sight? Peace in Afghanistan will only come through a comprehensive solution that does not rely on our military, but puts more emphasis on diplomatic political engagement, capacity development, and humanitarian relief. As a s... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 52 minutes ago
*In light of President Obama's drone assassination program with countless collateral civilian deaths as well as worldwide blowback terrorist attacks, such as recently in Iraq, with thousands of senseless civilian deaths ~ perhaps it's time, voiced by many Americans this Independence day, for America to take the lead, stop its War of Terror and begin to listen to our enemies, as former undercover CIA Officer Amaryllis Fox so eloquently recommends: Allen L Roland, PhD * *"* *An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” * *~* Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi's words r... more »

July 8: A_A_A_A_no Quebec beer?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 hour ago
Today's front page of the Irving press is gripping. A bold headline drops the bombshell of the day. The provinces are close to an initerprovincial trade deal. But it WON'T include beer. Badly shaken, I turned to the next story. "Toddler meets national defence minister." But even that takes a back seat to a big photo of a little litle girl sitting in a car and holding the steering wheel just as if she were driving. And there's a big story about that below it. And who says Moncton doesn't have a city plan? Yesterday, two granite blocks were taken from Main St. so panhandlers wouldn't ... more »

Dear reader, I am 77 years old and still in decent health, so if I were to be on my death bed tomorrow I would still be able to reflect on having had a full and rewarding life. However, the situation that Paul Craig Roberts and I are concerned with could cut short the lives of our children and grandchildren. The very real possibility of this breaks my heart. PCR spelled out in the preceding post the very real danger facing us and our loved ones …all due to our government supporting the plans of a horde of insane neocons and lying to us about their plan to dominate the earth or die in nuclear holocaust. In case you don’t believe us, take a look at today’s REUTERS’ account which I re-post here.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 hour ago
------------------------------ World | Fri Jul 8, 2016 7:22am EDT Related: World, Russia Kremlin says NATO talk of Russian threat absurd, short-sighted The Kremlin said on Friday it regarded NATO's suggestion that Russia posed a threat as absurd, saying it hoped that common sense would prevail at the military alliance's summit in Warsaw. The Kremlin spoke out after U.S. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its 2014 seizure of Ukraine's Crimea. Friday's summit is expe... more »

Christy Clark's LNG Rhetoric....Fiction Versus Facts

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 hour ago
*The below information assembled by Grant G* I would like everyone to look at the above chart....The LNG demand forecast for Japan is not flatlining, it's retreating fast...Even with the demand from other countries factored into the mix...The market isn't growing near fast enough to absorb increased production..more nuclear power will be restarted and renewables.....Look below at what Christy Clark told the British Columbia voters in the run-up to, and during the 2013 provincial election.... Oh, as for the above chart...it belongs to this article.. http://ww... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKzFk-FiZM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“What is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy? Andromeda. In fact, our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda's image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. *Click image for larger size.* Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier's list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is s... more »

Chet Raymo, “Examination Of Conscience”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Examination Of Conscience”* by Chet Raymo “I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery”, a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a sobering read, but if there is one thing I came away with, it was this: We have an enormous capacity to rationalize the most horrendous crimes. Everyone involved in the slave trade- the European owners of the ships, the masters of the trading companies, the ship captains and crews, the plantation owners in the West Indies and the Chesapea... more »

"If The Earth Were Only A few Feet In Diameter..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"If the earth were only a few feet in diameter, floating a few feet above a field somewhere, people would come from everywhere to marvel at it. People would walk around it marveling at its big pools of water, its little pools, and the water flowing between the pools. People would marvel at the bumps on it, and the holes in it, and they would marvel at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it and the water suspended in the gas. The people would marvel at all the creatures walking around the surface of the ball and at the creatures in the water. The people would declare it sacred bec... more »

"Tell Yourself..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” - Louise Erdrich

"Four Noble Buddha Quotes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Four Noble Buddha Quotes" by Perry Garfinkel "Isn't it - I can't decide whether to say "ironic" or "appropriate" - that modern technology now brings us wisdom that would otherwise have been considered oh so 2,500 years ago? I refer here to sharing timeless tips from one Siddhartha Gautama, the prince who lived 500 years before the Common Era, a.k.a. the Buddha. But sage as he was, as relevant today as when he lived, quoting the Buddha is dangerous business. Nothing he said was written down until some 300 years after his death; it was all passed down orally. By the time it got to u... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Westcliffe, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: T.S. Eliot, "The Four Quartets"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Four Quartets"* "I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing." - T.S. Eliot

"Apathy And Evil"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Apathy and evil. The two work hand in hand. They are the same, really... Evil wills it. Apathy allows it. Evil hates the innocent and the defenseless most of all. Apathy doesn't care as long as it's not personally inconvenienced." - Jake Thoene, "Shaiton's Fire"

The Economy: “Proof History Is Repeating Itself: DotCom Bubble. 2008 Crash. 2016 Meltdown?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Gregory Mannarino, “Proof History Is Repeating Itself: DotCom Bubble. 2008 Crash. 2016 Meltdown?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QzGcxitJx8 ◆ *“The EVERYTHING Bubble: What's Coming Will Be Much Worse Than 2008”* by Phoenix Capital Research "The amount of negative issues the markets are ignoring is staggering. *1.* Italy’s banking system is on the verge of collapse. Nearly 20% of loans are non-performing (meaning garbage). This is not Greece. We’re talking about a €2 trillion banking system. *2.* The US is in recession. Consensus is that all is well, but industrial production, la... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 hour ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* HORROR IN DALLAS: 12 COPS SHOT, AT LEAST 5 KILLED — DEADLIEST ATTACK ON POLICE SINCE 9/11 The day after the mobilizing force of a deadly traffic stop unfolding on livestream, we have this. Suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter. Also said he wanted to kill white people, especially white police officers. Or so we're told. We'll never know for sure, unless there's livestream of that too, since Suspect is now dead. Yay, robots! In case you had any doubt what the upshot of this superceding tragedy will be, they spell it out for you: "If we're ... more »

Come Together Right Now

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Don't let the corporate fascist plan to pit us against each other work. Defeat their cynical plan by coming together.

Report From Anti-NATO Confab in Warsaw

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
By Dave Webb Today in Warsaw, Poland was the first day of the *No to War, No to NATO* conference and demonstration to protest the NATO Summit being held here and suggest alternatives to militarism. I am here as a Global Network representative on the organising committee. Warsaw is a beautiful city which has been restored after being totally destroyed by Nazi troops during the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944. A post-war five-year *reconstruction* campaign by Warsaw citizens restored the churches, palaces and market-place of the Old Town. I walked through there with Pascal, Amela and... more »

Gangjeong Community Kitchen on Navy Hit List

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Veterans For Peace member Will Griffin (Iraq and Afghanistan veteran) reports from Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea the following: The Samgeori Area will face demolition soon. The government is to demolish the protest community kitchen, the watchtower, and the 10 containers where people live. The reason of the demolition is to build a 4 lane entry road to the cruise terminal which is planned to be constructed at the western tip of the base by next year. Since Samgeori, the entrance to the sacred Gureombi Rock, was fenced off in 2011, the tent kitchen and the watchtower... more »

Suppressing Anti-NATO Protests in Poland

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
*Reprinted* from off guardian *We are republishing two linked Katehon articles on Poland. The first, by Mateusz Piskorski (translated by Jafe Arnold), NATO will suppress protests in Poland, is followed by Katehon’s account of the reprisals Polish special services have launched against NATO opponents.* On May 18th, 2016, the well-known Polish politician Mateusz Piskorski was arrested on charges of spying for “third countries.” Shortly before, he wrote an article that predicted the beginning of mass political repressions against NATO opponents in Poland and Europe as a whole. He was... more »

Violence in America - Who Should be Surprised?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
You reap what you sow. What goes around comes around. America was created by violence. Violence is woven into the very fabric of our divided nation. Pull any thread and blood flows. It appears to me that the American experiment is over. Capitalists who control the US don't really need us anymore as they are maximizing profits internationally - cheaper labor can be found overseas. Disinvestment in America has been going on for the past 30-40 years as the corporate oligarchy has moved their *$$$$* and jobs out of the country and the government (under corporate direction) has sla... more »

The Most Important U.S. Air Force Base Abroad Is In Germany

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone in Germany. (Reuters / Hannibal Hanschke) *Norman Solomon, The Nation*: *The Most Important US Air Force Base You’ve Never Heard Of* *Ramstein, Germany, is the hub for America’s global drone war, from North Africa to South Asia.* The overseas hub for America’s “war on terror” is the massive Ramstein Air Base in southwest Germany. Nearly ignored by US media, Ramstein serves crucial functions for drone warfare and much more. It’s the most important Air Force base abroad, operating as a kind of grand central station for airborne war—whether relaying v... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ...... July 8 , 2016...... Quick Hits 1. Markets : Non Farm Payrolls And Employment Reports Provides Surprises ; 30 Year US Bond Hits AllTime Low , While S&P 500 Just Below All Time High - New Normal Markets ; VIX Index Falls 49 % Since Post Brexit High of 25.76- Another Example Of New Normal Markets ; US Yields Curve Keeps Flattening : And More Market Moving Items To Consider. 2. UK Politics & Post Brexit Results News. 3. Dallas Shooting of Police Officers At BLM Event - Most Police Officers Killed Since 9-11. 4. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Markets.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 11h11 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Jamie McGeever Actual employment data vs expectations .. fred walton added, *Jamie McGeever* @ReutersJamie US non-farm payrolls +287k in June, expected +175k. Average earnings +0.1%, expected +0.2%… *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago US Yield Curve ends the week at a new expansion low, 75 bps to inversion. https://pensionpartners.com/waiting-for-an -inverted-yield-curve-waiting-for-godot/ … *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 3h 3 hours ago Volatility Inde... more »

Rubio Has One Path To Reelection: Patrick Murphy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Marco Rubio realized he wasn't going to be the Republican presidential nominee when he started seeing the polls from his home state, polls that showed him losing badly to Trumpy the Clown. And on election day, Florida did indeed give Rubio a big thumbs down-- or maybe the middle finger. Trump won all 99 delegates with 1,077,221 votes (45.7%). Rubio only won one county in the whole state, his own, Miami-Dade. His statewide total was a sad 636,653 votes (27.0%), better than Cruz's 403,640 (17.1%) and Kasich's 159,412 (6.8%). But he was, after all, the senator from Florida. There were... more »

Hillary Clinton Breaks Her Silence On The FBI Director's Testimony On Her Use Of A Private Server

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Examiner*: *Clinton: FBI director was 'speculating'* Hillary Clinton broke her silence on the FBI's investigation into her email system Friday, arguing FBI Director James Comey had simply been "speculating" when he testified before Congress that her private server was likely hacked by hostile agents. "I just believed that the material that was being communicated by professionals ... they did not believe that it was [classified]," Clinton said during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "I did not have a basis for second-guessing their conclusion and these [emails] wer... more »

So I'm D.C.-bound -- all I have to do is catch my 3am train

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*The great John Russell Pope's National Archives Building (1931-35), one of the landmarks mentioned in Francis Morrone's description for tomorrow's "Monumental Washington in the 1930s and 1940s" tour for the National Civic Art Society* *by Ken* As long-time DWT readers may recall, Howie is my oldest friend in terms of continuous service -- dating back to the 9th grade at the James Madison HS Annex on the top floor of a public school way the hell on the other side of Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn. Long-time readers will also have heard more than once from both of us about our 9th-gra... more »

Tonight's movie Is 'camp X-Ray'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*From Wikipedia*: Camp X-Ray is a 2014 American independent drama film based on the detention facility Camp X-Ray at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The film is the directorial debut of Peter Sattler who also wrote the screenplay. It stars Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi with John Carroll Lynch, Lane Garrison, and Joseph Julian Soria in supporting roles. The film premiered on January 17, 2014 at 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. dramatic competition category[3] and released on October 17, 2014 by IFC Films.

What's really behind the Dallas police being killed?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*let's let two black men and a white man give you the answer.* I think everything that could be said about this incident has been said. I am too weary to plug in my 2 cents worth of insight. *I only have one cautionary statement to make. Do not get sucked into the MSM or the liberal government puppets yanking your chain. They are the major part of the problem. Obama, Lynch, Mark Dayton, and all the rest of the race-baiters want nothing more than to foment a race war. Do not fall for it. Do not allow yourself to be manipulated. * *After listening to Stefan Molyneux, Alfonzo Ra... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
A Dallas police sergeant wears a mourning band on his badge during a prayer vigil in a park following the multiple police shooting in Dallas, Texas, U.S., July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri *Matthew Hennessey, City Journal:** Massacre in Dallas* *Cops are targeted on the streets of an American city.* Last night, in Dallas, 11 police officers were shot by a sniper team in the heart of the city following what the media has described as a peaceful protest against police brutality. So far, five of the officers have died and seven others are hospitalized. The massacre in Dallas seems l... more »

The Gospel in the Aftermath of Dallas, Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Dallas BreakPoint Commentary July 8 2016] We wake up this day as a nation wishing last night, and the other events of this week, didn't actually happen -- the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castille in Minnesota, and five police officers, still unnamed as I... more »

Black Men Shot, Policemen Shot, What to Do Now?

George Yancey at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: People pray at a faith vigil at Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2016, following the shootings during a peaceful protest on July 7 which left 5 police officers dead.] Friday morning on Facebook I saw a post from a friend who knew someone related to one of the dead police officers in Dallas. If the tragedy there had not been brought home to me before then, it certainly was... more »

Police Robot Used to KILL Dallas Shooting Suspect!!! Blow Him Up Rather then Gather Evidence!!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Following up on the multiple sniper targeted shooting of Dallas police officers- * *SNIPERS kill 5 Officers in Dallas at Protest- SNIPERS!! Classic Destabilization Move **We're supposed to believe that Dallas police had one suspect contained, right? **Common sense would or should tell us that it would be good to ensure he is taken alive in order to gather more information on additional perpetrators etc., The plan. Who was involved. Connections to any organizations. All that kind of relevant, important information.* *Instead, the Dallas police send in an armed police robot to blow ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/8/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/8/2016"* by Greg Hunter "You’ve heard by now, Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton will not be charged over her unprotected email servers she used while at the State Department. Even though FBI Director James Comey pointed out multiple lies Ms. Clinton told, he decided not to recommend charges and said he “could not prove intent.” He also explained his decision to Congress this week but would not comment when asked about other investigations into the Clinton Foundation. Comey revealed that he did not personally interview Ms. Clinton last Saturday or... more »

"I Wish You Enough"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"I Wish You Enough" by Bob Perks "I never really thought that I'd spend as much time in airports as I do. I don't know why. I always wanted to be famous and that would mean lots of travel. But I'm not famous, yet I do see more than my share of airports. I love them and I hate them. I love them because of the people I get to watch. But they are also the same reason why I hate airports. It all comes down to "hello" and "goodbye." I must have mentioned this a few times while writing my stories for you. I have great difficulties with saying goodbye. Even as I write this I am experienc... more »

Musical Interlude: Logos, “Cheminement”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Logos, “Cheminement” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOuXP8aVWHU

"What Are You Going To Do About It?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"What Are You Going To Do About It?”* by Robert Gore "Even small children recognize injustice, especially when they are its victims. “No fair” is the common schoolyard refrain. A sense of justice undoubtedly serves a host of evolutionary purposes. Imagine a world where the unjust, the wrong, always triumphed. Thieves prospered as crime went unpunished, the few stalwarts hewing to honesty and rectitude were marginalized or eliminated, and this social order evoked commendation rather than condemnation. How long would such a society survive? Cynics will say we are there now. That’s o... more »

“20 Veterans Committed Suicide Every Day in 2014”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“20 Veterans Committed Suicide Every Day in 2014”* by RT "An average of 20 American veterans committed suicide daily in 2014, the US Department of Veterans Affairs revealed in its “most comprehensive” study of vet suicide rates yet. The new analysis consists of 55 million veterans records nationwide dating back to 1979 up until 2014. The investigation into the mental health history of veterans revealed that in 2014, there were 7,403 suicides among veterans. That accounted for 18 percent of all adult suicides that year in the US, a total of 41,425. The last time the VA conducted a ... more »

"If the FBI Has So Much "Integrity" Where Are the Resignations Over the Hillary Investigation Fiasco?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"If the FBI Has So Much "Integrity" Where Are the * *Resignations Over the Hillary Investigation Fiasco?"* by Karl Ushanka "Roughly 150 FBI agents were assigned to the Hillary Clinton email case. It was a criminal investigation to determine if the Secretary of State violated any laws when she a) installed an unauthorized email server in her home, b) conducted State business on that server, c) sent and received classified information on that server, and d) stored classified information on that server. If it was determined that any of the above were crimes, then a criminal indictme... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall - think of it, ALWAYS.” - Mahatma Gandhi ◆ “FBI Source: Clinton Foundation Can Bring Down Entire Government” - http://www.govtslaves.info/ “Fiat justitia ruat caelum.” “Let justice be done though the heavens fall." *Then let it fall!*

Musical Interlude: 2002, “We Meet Again”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
2002, “We Meet Again” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_OmsxDef9c

Musical Interlude: Pink Floyd, “Hey You”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Pink Floyd, “Hey You” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEmTMkx7SLE "Don't give in without a fight... Don't tell me there's no hope at all! Together we stand, divided we fall...""

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“That's not lightning, and it did not strike between those mountains. The diagonal band is actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, while the twin peaks are actually called the Spanish Peaks- but located in Colorado, USA. Although each Spanish peak is composed of a slightly different type of rock, both are approximately 25 million years old. This serene yet spirited image composite was meticulously created by merging a series of images all taken from the same location on one night and early last month. *Click image for larger size.* In the first series of exposures, the ba... more »

autonomination beats wage slavery

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Alles ist in ordung Porsche!

Not seriously but probebly common

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
You wonder if you create all the chaos to change your unfulfilled life in the current order

Play (Fur)ball! Team Invites Fans to Bring Cats to the Game

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Kitten catching baseball - 900] LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- A minor league baseball team in New Jersey affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies is so confident that furballs and fly balls go together that they are inviting fans to bring their cats to this weekend’s game....more »

Food and BBC bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Catching up with remembrances of things past, the most biased thing I heard last Sunday was Radio 4's *The Food Programme. * I made brief notes on how biased it was at the time (which you'll be able to read for yourselves shortly). Subsequently the version available on the iPlayer gained an extra three minutes and an extra voice. And now there's a podcast version with yet another voice. Why does that matter? Because* both *of those extra voices only added to the frankly astonishing chorus of wailing and gnashing of teeth about Brexit which dominated the programme's original incarn... more »

Look back in incandescent fury

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
When we first launched this blog we said we wouldn't try to be topical, always reacting to the latest news. In that spirit, I intend to go back to where I left off and bang on about last Sunday on Radio 4. Broadly put, the station's early morning to mid afternoon' sweep of current affairs programmes - from *Sunday *at 7.10 to *Broadcasting House *at 9.00 and *The World This Weekend *at 1.00, combined with 'topical' editions of *Desert Island Discs* and *The Food Programme *- made for a very striking sequence, especially as regards the BBC's post-Referendum coverage. Most of it went... more »

World News Briefs -- July 8, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Armoured military vehicles are parked outside PGE National Stadium, the venue of the NATO Summit, in Warsaw, Poland July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jerzy Dudek *Reuters:* *NATO agrees to reinforce eastern Poland, Baltic states against Russia* NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies who were once part of the Soviet bloc following Russia's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. The 28-nation Western defense alliance decided to move four battalions totaling 3,000 to 4,000 tr... more »

REPORT: Canada Invades Syria without Permission of Democratically Elected Syrian Government

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*Have Canadian Soldiers Invaded Syria...Contrary to Established International Law?** According to a [rather poor and redacted] translation of a Sputnik Russian report: *An unknown number of German and Canadian soldiers recently arrived in town in the North of Syria Tel Abijad, in the northern province* of cancer, they said they were doing Sputnik sources at the scene. *Military personnel were deployed in recent days in the area where the coalition led by the United States against terrorist organisations DAEŠ.* Syrian television reported last month that German commandos entered Syria... more »

Dallas Police Set Precedent Using Armed Robot To Kill Shooter

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
For the first time in U.S. history a robot was used in policing to kill a suspect. A bomb disposal robot armed with explosives was used by police to kill shooter Micah Xavier Johnson, the suspect in last nights police shootings that left five officers dead in Dallas, Texas. Popular Mechanics reports: Dallas Police Chief David Brown explained the situation in a press conference after the fact, saying: We cornered one suspect and we tried to negotiate for several hours. Negotiations broke down. We had an exchange of fire with the subject. We saw no other option but to use our bomb ... more »

Colin Powell seemed to Swoon for Barak Obama

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
How many other vets will fall in love with Black Lives Matter?

In the labratory we can be Gods

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
In the real world feet of clay and being paid to know nothing make us serfs

No more fairy dust

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
I see an America where the cops do not shoot no more black people cause like in Afganistian they know the kin will fight a thousand year war for redemption

Where Did All The Money Go To Train The Afghan Army?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Afghan soldiers stand in formation in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, November of 2008. Photo by John Scott Rafoss of the United States of America. Wikipedia *Ciro Scotti, Fiscal Times:* *After $68 Billion to Train Afghan Troops, No Exit for the US in Sight* Early next October, about a month before the presidential election, America will mark a disturbing milestone: the 15-year anniversary of invading Afghanistan to seek and destroy terrorists who masterminded the September 11, 2001, attacks that killed thousands, brought down the World Trade Center and set the Pentagon aflame. Outgoing ... more »

Top U.S. General: U.S. Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan Won’t Hamper War Effort

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Troop reductions no impact on mission against 'resurgent' Taliban, US general says* KABUL – Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, arrived in Kabul Friday to meet with his commanders to discuss a “resurgent” Taliban two days after President Obama announced he would keep thousands of additional troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in January, reversing a previous decision. “We see close ties between the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Haqqani (and) a variety of organizations in Afghanistan,” Gen. Votel told reporters from four media outlets traveling with him, inc... more »

How The Crisis In Venezuela Is Impacting Cuba

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The logo of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA is seen at a gas station in Caracas, Venezuela June 30, 2016. REUTERS/CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS *Marianna Parraga and Alexander Ulmer, Reuters*: *Venezuela's energy woes spread to its closest ally: Cuba* Venezuela's falling crude output and financial woes have left it struggling to maintain a 15-year-old oil assistance program to its closest ally, Cuba. State-run oil firm PDVSA has slashed its exports to Communist-run Cuba this year, according to the company's internal trade data, seen exclusively by Reuters. The shift signals an unra... more »

The Faces Of Venezuela Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*AFP:* *Poor, bereaved, hopeless: faces of Venezuela crisis* Venezuelans are suffering economic and political turmoil that has caused food shortages and deadly unrest over recent months. AFP interviewed five of the human faces of the crisis: ordinary citizens whose lives have been thrown into chaos. *- The bereaved -* Elizabeth Arana chokes on her tears as she sits in the morgue where her brother Roswill's body lies. The 28-year-old policeman was shot dead, one of thousands of victims of deadly violence in Venezuela. He left behind a four-year-old son. Media reports suggested he ... more »

Do U.S. Vets Who Have Experienced Iraq And Afghanistan See The Dallas Massacre Differently?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Dallas Police respond after shots were fired at a Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Dallas. Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News/Handout via REUTERS *Michael Yon:* *American Unrest: Officers Shot, Killed in Dallas* *Many veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and other such wars, likely view this news cycle through a different glass. * Using Iraq as example, after things truly began to spin out of control in 2004, many people were fighting for vastly different reasons. The situation was difficult to track even for dedicated analysts. Just who was fighting whom, and for what ... more »

Zimbabwe Leader Blames The West On Why Salaries Are Not Being Paid

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri *Reuters:** Zimbabwe's Mugabe says pay delay is no reason for strike* Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Friday a delay in paying wages to public workers was "a temporary problem" and no justification for their strike this week, warning of a plot to overthrow his ruling party. Strike organizers have said they plan to continue the action until he falls, as a spontaneous social media movement has coalesced into the biggest uprising against ... more »

In A First For U.S. Law Enforcment A Robot Bomb Was Used To Kill Dallas Murder Suspect

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Business Insider:* *Dallas police used a robot bomb to kill one of the shooting suspects* Dallas police said on Friday that they used a robot bomb to kill one of the shooting suspects who was in a standoff with officers overnight. Police had cornered the suspect in a parking garage after multiple snipers shot cops and transit officers who were overseeing a rally downtown protesting recent police-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. At least 12 officers and two civilians were shot in Dallas, with five officers left dead. "We cornered one suspect, and we tried to negotia... more »

Kashmir's Top Militant Commander Killed By Indian Security Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Indian police says shoot dead militant leader in Jammu & Kashmir* Indian security forces said they shot dead separatist militant leader Burhan Wani in northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Friday, a figure well known for his calls to arms on social media. As news of the 22-year-old's death spread, crowds pelted police with stones in Srinagar, the state's summer capital, and in some southern reaches of the state, officials said. Authorities ordered restrictions on the movement of people and traffic in parts of Srinagar on Saturday and police said they had placed several ... more »

World News Briefs -- July 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*USA Today:** Dead gunman in Dallas shootings ID'd; police say he wanted 'to kill white people'* A gunman suspected of killing five police officers during a protest march in downtown Dallas late Thursday told negotiators before he died that he was upset over recent police-involved shootings of African Americans and "wanted to kill white people, especially white officers," Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. Seven other police officers and two civilians were injured in the melee that sent protesters scrambling as heavy gunfire erupted. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Syria: Arm... more »

Authorities: Highway Gunman in Tennessee Motivated by Police Shootings

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Days Inn shooting - 900] BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one... more »

What Divides Dallas Isn’t the Thin Blue Line. It’s the Line That Runs Through Every Human Heart

John Zmirak at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Dallas Rally] Last night, someone tore out a piece of America. Five hard-working, brave policemen of the City of Dallas are dead. Seven others lie wounded, as do two civilians. Racial resentments, not wholly groundless, have been needlessly inflamed. All this in... more »

Liberals Rip George Takei for Not Liking His Star Trek Character Being Made Gay

Blake Neff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: takei - 900] In a moment of supreme irony, progressives on social media are sharply criticizing former Star Trek actor George Takei for disapproving of the decision to make the character "Sulu" gay in the upcoming Star Trek movie. Takei played "Hikaru Sulu"... more »

‘White Powder’ Sparks Security Alert At UK Parliament

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Police locked down parts of Britain’s Houses of Parliament on Thursday afternoon after an envelope containing white powder, sparked fears of a chemical or biological attack. Areas were shut down by officers while they investigated a suspicious package. The security alert lasted for an hour and a half before police declared the incident over. RT reports: The substance is believed to have been found in an envelope addressed to a Peer, a member of the House of Lords. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police says: “A suspicious package has been delivered to the Houses of Parliament. “...more »

Astronomers Discover Planet With Three Suns

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Astronomers from the University of Arizona have detected a triple-star planetary system 320 light years away from earth. Popular Mechanics reports: A team of astronomers led by Kevin Wagner at the University of Arizona discovered the exoplanet. The scientists were conducting a survey of nearby worlds with incredibly vast orbits, scouring a small section of the sky with several ground-based telescopes based in the arid Atacama Desert of Chile. Through sheer serendipity, this odd triple-star planet popped up first. Its preliminary name is HD 131399Ab. For the sake of ease, let’s call ... more »

half a billion dollars later I am no richer in love

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Your extraordinary cause you make me feel primarily in love and that is not a simple feat and its hard to sustain but girl you got stamina and I never feel any pain I told you at your doorstep nothing more beautiful would every pass but your way more than a pretty face and a fantastic ass I think the mad scientists who created the universe have some special interest in our living truth so we should be flattered and take full advantage its not often the God love your love I filter through the people that could be in my face yours is one they could never replace cause the connection we bo... more »

Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein Claimed He Co-Founded Clinton Foundation

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Lawyers for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein touted his close relationship with Bill Clinton and also claim that he helped start the Clinton’s family foundation. In an attempt to boost billionaire Epstein’s image before he was sentenced for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution in 2008, his attorneys tried to emphasize his close ties with Bill Clinton A 2007 letter to the Florida State Attorney’s office claims that Epstein helped set up the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative According to FoxNews.com: The 23-page letter, written by high-powered lawyers Alan D... more »

CURMUDGUCATION: For HRC: Profit Vs. Non-Profit Charters

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
CURMUDGUCATION: For HRC: Profit Vs. Non-Profit Charters: So this is how we're going to play it. As all the interwebs now know, Hillary Clinton got herself booed at the NEA conference today by... more »

Women Rule the World Now

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
And the Power of Patty Compels You. If you're not a Catholic, have no access to a qualified exorcist, and a close friend or family member has been inhabited and infested with evil spirits or many Devils, *GET A POWERFUL BLACK WOMAN*, and she will beat it out of them and get the job done, with no lasting serious side effects. To me, that's what somehow on some level didn't sit well with people when they saw it. White People don't like being reminded that they require the aid and Church sanction of priestly specialist to mount a counterattack whilst under spiritual oppression a... more »

Idea of renewables powering UK is an ‘appalling delusion’ – David MacKay

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Realist10 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/03/idea-of-renewables-powering-uk-is-an-appalling-delusion-david-mackay A couple of weeks after the untimely death of Sir David Mackay, formerly chief scientific adviser to DECC, the Guardian published a remarkably interview with him. I have highlighted certain sections: Country should focus on nuclear power and carbon capture technologies, former chief scientific adviser […]

Unf*ck the Police: Anarchy and the Demilitarization of Law Enforcement

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - The authoritative system is the disease. Bad cops are merely a symptom.

Dallas Police Shootings: What We Know So Far, And Has This Been Planned As A Distraction From The Criminality Of Hillary Clinton?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I was very busy yesterday taking care of some personal and family business as usual....And of course on the one day that I decide to not write at this blog, we now have a new "incident" in America where allegedly some 5 police officers in Dallas Texas are now dead while 6 others are wounded as a result of what has been described as a pre-planned attack using snipers to do the shootings! Yes, while Hillary "Killary" Clinton is now being FINALLY exposed to most Americans as the true demonic psychopath she truly is, apparently there was indeed a need for a "distraction".... The timing ... more »

New Documentary on Nuclear Power

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
I've not seen it yet but it looks interesting. New Documentary Investigates Nuclear Power from New York to Fukushima http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/documentary_investigates_nuclear_power_new_york_to_fukushima/

Fukushima Looking Steamy

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
and getting steamier as morning progresses Futaba intersection shows no precipitation, although humidity is high according to the Fukushima weather forecast:

Man jailed For Rampaging Through Dundee Mosque

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A man who attacked and vandalized a Dundee mosque in a 16-minute rampage has been jailed. Donald Skene headbutted and punched religious texts on walls and cases containing copies of the Koran at the Taj Madina Mosque while grappling with worshipers. STV News reports: Dundee Sheriff Court heard how Skene shouted “I’m white but I’m one of you, brothers” to the Muslim congregation when he was arrested. Skene, of Soapwork Lane, Dundee, pleaded guilty to breach of the peace and resisting arrest but allegations the offence was religiously aggravated were dropped by the Crown. The 38-year-... more »

Salon watch: The incompetence of Conor Lynch!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016Death by the new Salon:* How horrible, awful, incompetent, gruesome is the new Salon? Consider the current essay by the fiery young pseudo-progressive, Conor Lynch. The youngster is four years out of college. You wonder how he ever got in: LYNCH (7/8/16): *Hillary’s awful week: She won’t be indicted, but the damage is doneThough it could have been a whole lot worse, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton still a pretty terrible week.* After months of being investigated by the FBI, the agency’s Director James Comey announced on Tuesday that the burea...more »

Common Core: The Corporate Adjustment Curriculum

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
Although many people believe the Common Core is dead, it is alive and well in most states, even though the Federal bribes to adopt it in the states have dried up. In Tennessee and other red states, Common Core became such a toxic brand that it was repackaged under a different name and pushed forward as a state initiative. But make no mistake--the Common Core remains a high priority of neolibs who run the DNC and the RNC. Over the past year or so, the corporate media has painted those opposed to Common Core as right-wing fanatics who simply want to kill another Obama initiative ou... more »

Dallas Police Shootings Latest: DHS Head Says Suspect Apparently Acted Alone

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Micah X Johnson Dallas Police Shooting Mugshot - 900] DALLAS (AP) -- The Latest on the shooting of police officers in Dallas (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The head of the Department of Homeland Security says ‘there appears to have been 1 gunman’ in the attack that killed... more »

House Passes Bill Blocking Multi-Billion Dollar Boeing-Iran Sale

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Boeing - 900] The House of Representatives passed legislation July 7 blocking a recently announced Boeing sale of hundreds of aircraft to Iran. The sale was heavily supported by the Obama administration, and if executed would have been the largest commercial relationship between the U.S.... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks to reporters after meeting with Poland's President Andrzej at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Reuters*: *Obama urges NATO to stand firm against Russia despite Brexit* U.S. President Barack Obama urged NATO leaders on Friday to stand firm against a resurgent Russia over its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine and said Britain's vote to leave the European Union should not weaken the Western defense alliance. In an article in the Financial Times newspaper as he arrived for his last summit of the North Atl... more »

What's My Take On the Dallas Police Massacre

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *WNU Editor*: I was not surprised by yesterday's massacre. Before the shootings .... the media coverage (at least from what I watched .... CNN, MSNBC, and Canada's CTV) .... was non-stop on the past two incidents of police officers killing two black suspects. The parade of activists, politicians, media pundits .... and pushing the racial narrative (even though stats consistently report that it is mostly Whites and Hispanics who are killed by police homicides .... not Blacks) was non-stop. So when this massacre occurred in Dallas .... it was not hard fo... more »

Dallas Police Massacre -- News Updates July 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* Pictured: Army Reservist Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, who shot 12 cops at Dallas protest, killing five, saying 'he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers' in anger over Black Lives Matter* * Man who shot dead five police officers, injuring seven more, in Dallas, is identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, * Johnson reportedly told law enforcement he was an Army veteran, acted alone and he was 'upset at white people' * He told hostage negotiator that he wanted to kill white people - 'especially white officers' * Police killed him using a bomb placed by a r... more »

Americans Are Intensely Interested In This U.S. Presidential Election Cycle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*PEW Research:* *2016 Campaign: Strong Interest, Widespread Dissatisfaction* As convention nears, most Republicans see a party divided As Republicans and Democrats prepare for their party conventions later this month, a new national survey paints a bleak picture of voters’ impressions of the presidential campaign and the choices they face in November. Overall satisfaction with the choice of candidates is at its lowest point in two decades. Currently, fewer than half of registered voters in both parties – 43% of Democrats and 40% of Republicans – say they are satisfied with their c... more »

Snipers And Black Hawk Helicopters At Area 51

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*DEADLY FORCE*: *'Snipers caught lurking' by gates of mystery Area 51 to keep out intruders* *NOSEY UFO hunters trying to sneak a peak at the top-secret Area 51 military base have been stalked by snipers and staked out by so-called 'black ops' helicopters, new videos have revealed.* Videos posted on YouTube show what happens when curious visitors reach the warning signs of the US Air Force secret facility deep in the Nevada desert. In one, two men stumble across a secret rear entrance to Area 51, which they claim had warning signs saying use of deadly force is authorised. They al...more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The #Dallas shooting is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since 9/11 https://t.co/qX1Yae9nQK pic.twitter.com/jk2HEUf0f3 — CNN International (@cnni) July 8, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Trilateral Training* Marines establish a security perimeter during Exercise Hamel at Cultana Training Area, Australia, July 1, 2016. The trilateral training exercise with U.S., Australian and New Zealand forces aims to enhance cooperation, trust and friendship. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr.

NATO Leaders Meet In Warsaw

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*DW:* *NATO leaders meet in Warsaw for key military summit* *Russia is an "integral part of European security," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Poland. The alliance is set to approve the largest military build-up in easterm Europe since the end of the Cold War.* The NATO summit opened with the alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg and Polish President Andrzej Duda addressing the public in Warsaw on Friday. NATO members are to discuss a response to what they see as aggressive Russian actions in eastern Europe, specifically in Ukraine. Poland and other eastern NATO membe...more »

New Bomb Attack In Iraq Results With The Iraqi PM Dismissing His Top Baghdad Security Officials

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iraqi PM dismisses top Baghdad security officials after bombing* Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday dismissed three officials in charge of Baghdad's security after last weekend's bombing that killed nearly 300 people and caused outrage at the inadequacy of emergency services and the security apparatus. A statement posted on his Facebook page said he had fired the commander of military operations, security services and intelligence in the capital. The bombing, claimed by the ultra-hardline Sunni militant group Islamic State, was the deadliest bombing in Iraq... more »

China Condemns U.S. - South Korean THAAD Missile Deployment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *China Blasts U.S., South Korea Missile Defense Deployment* * U.S. to deploy Thaad anti-missile defense system in South * North Korea calls U.S. sanctions on Kim a ‘declaration of war’ South Korea and the U.S. have agreed to deploy the Thaad anti-ballistic missile system on the Korean peninsula, a move that drew immediate condemnation from China. South Korea’s military said Friday the U.S. will deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in the country by the end of 2017 at the latest. The decision was made in response to a growing ballistic missile threat f... more »

U.S. And South Korea Agree To Deploy THAAD Missile Defense System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Voice of America*: *US, South Korea to Deploy Controversial THAAD Missile Defense* SEOUL — The U.S. and South Korea have announced plans to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense - THAAD - on the Korean peninsula to counter North Korea’s ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile development programs. General Thomas Vandal, the chief of staff for U.S. Forces in Korea, and South Korea’s Deputy Minister of Defense Ryu Je-seung made the formal announcement during a joint briefing in Seoul Friday. “North Korea’s continued development of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass des... more »

Authors retract study that found pollution near fracking sites

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
The authors of two environmental papers, including one about the effects of fracking on human health, have retracted them after discovering crucial mistakes. One of the studies reported an increased level of air pollution near gas extraction sites, and the other suggested that 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico contributed to air contamination. […] The post Authors retract study that found pollution near fracking sites appeared first on Retraction Watch.

12 die in three day traffic jam

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
People, what will it take to have us figure out we are on the wrong road?

Ontario discovers Transit Hubs

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Next tackle the wheel.

State Dept. to Reopen Suspended Clinton Email Investigation

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*State Dept. Inspector General Steve Linick* *by Gaius Publius* The State Dept. has announced that it's reopening the suspended Clinton email-and-server investigation, now that the FBI investigation is concluded. (For my analysis of the Comey announcement, see this: "Picking Up James Comey’s Pieces — What He Did, What He Should Have Done & Why".) The AP reports: WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides. Spokesman John Kirby says the emails probe is restarting no... more »

Dallas Mayor Issues Bold Call for Prayer in ‘Homes, Offices and Schools’

The Stream at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Dallas_mayor] Describing himself as a “man of faith,” and standing next to his chief of police who he described as a “man of faith” as well, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced a prayer rally for his grieving city, and called on the... more »

RSS Updated For June – Temperature Decline Continues

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood RSS have also now published their global temperature anomalies for June, so we can update the comparison with 1998 for them and UAH: http://data.remss.com/msu/monthly_time_series/RSS_Monthly_MSU_AMSU_Channel_TLT_Anomalies_Land_and_Ocean_v03_3.txt http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/v6.0beta/tlt/uahncdc_lt_6.0beta5 RSS anomalies have now declined by a full half degree since their peak in February. Both datasets have now been tracking […]

Was the Dallas Attack/False Flag a precursor to Jade Helm?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Was the Dallas Attack/False Flag a precursor to Jade Helm?* Staged events are coming thick and fast, folks. Waking up this morning I read that at least 5 police officers were killed in Dallas by "sniper attack". Who's kidding Who!? We all know by now that there are no real snipers...snipers are always agents of the Deep State...waging war on humanity. It happened in Syria in 2011 and in Maidan, Kiev Ukraine in 2014. *These people really are One Trick Ponies.* *When in doubt....get some snipers to shoot in ALL directions...Divide and Conquer!* The only good thing is that we can s... more »

Anarchy in the USA

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago
Us and Them And after all we're only ordinary men Me, and you God only knows it's not what we would choose to do Forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died And the General sat, as the lines on the map moved from side to side Black and Blue And who knows which is which and who is who Up and Down And in the end it's only round and round and round Haven't you heard it's a battle of words the poster bearer cried Listen son, said the man with the gun There's room for you inside "Well I mean, they're gonna kill ya, so like, if you give 'em a quick sh...short, sharp shock, they don'... more »

Mickey Mann Can See Climate Change From His Window – Part II

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/mickey-mann-can-see-climate-change-from-his-window/ According to Mickey Mann, “We can see climate change, the impacts of climate change, now, playing out in real time, on our television screens, in the 24-hour news cycle”. So, I wonder what he can see when he looks out of his window at Penn State? The longest […]

Make the World a Better Place by Completing the Inner Journey

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Dr. Stewart Bitkoff* - Within each person there is the capacity to create, make decisions and destroy.

US and Them

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Us and Them And after all we're only ordinary men Me, and you God only knows it's not what we would choose to do Forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died And the General sat, as the lines on the map moved from side to side Black and Blue And who knows which is which and who is who Up and Down And in the end it's only round and round and round Haven't you heard it's a battle of words the poster bearer cried Listen son, said the man with the gun There's room for you inside "Well I mean, they're gonna kill ya, so like, if you give 'em a quick sh...short, sharp shock, they don'... more »

The Lessons Of War

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 12 hours ago
The Chilcot Inquiry has totally discredited Tony Blair. But, amid the rubble of his reputation, Paul Heinbecker writes that there are five lessons to be learned: A first lesson for Canada is that foreign policy decisions, especially those involving peace and war, must be guided by values as well as interests. The report makes it clear the essential purpose of the British government going into that war in Iraq was to maintain its privileged relationship with Washington. The British went along to get along. A second lesson Canada should draw from the report is to be wary of group-t... more »

SNIPERS kill 5 Officers in Dallas at Protest- SNIPERS!! Classic Destabilization Move

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
As soon as Hubby read the news that Snipers were involved at the Black Lives Matter Protest in Dallas- *My reply was "It's on"-* Yup, Identity politics used as to divide and conquer- To my American friends: Don't buy into this tactic To my Canadian cohorts: Coming soon to a large city you reside in or near you. *Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers killed during protests against police* * Shooters killed five officers* at a protest over police violence in downtown Dallas, sending screaming crowds scrambling for shelter and spurring an investigation into who was behind the ambush. I sus... more »

4th Electoral Reform Committee - Mayrand

Alison at Creekside - 13 hours ago
Testimony of Elections Canada CEO Marc Mayrand July 7 on "Viable alternative voting systems to replace First Past the Post and examination of mandatory and online voting" Shorter : A one-off referendum would cost $300M, Mayrand not worried about getting election system changes and/or possible referendum done in time for 2019 election if May 2017 deadline, as promised, is his starter date. Mayrand, it should be mentioned, is retiring in December so it won't be him dealing with it. Alternating CPC & Lib MP questions: Referendum, online voting, referendum, online voting, referendum.... more »

Military Experts: Dallas Police Attackers ‘Tactically Professional’ and ‘Focused’

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Dallas PD - 900] In the wake of an ambush of Dallas police officers that killed five and wounded seven July 7, military experts agree the Dallas attackers used military maneuvers to kill as many police officers as possible. One shooter apparently used a maneuver... more »

White Supremacists In America Preparing For Race War After Police Shootings

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Racists are getting excited about the prospect of a race war between blacks and whites in America after the police shootings that left five law enforcement officers dead and nine wounded, including two civilians in Dallas last night. President Barack Obama at a NATO summit meeting in Poland today condemned the shootings as “vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement”. Vocativ reports: While Obama sought to ease tensions, white supremacists are suggesting that Thursday’s deadly attack on police officers in Dallas is the spark needed for what they believe will be a ...more »

DEATH BY STUPID: Steve Kornacki auditions for Fox!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016Part 4—Fruit of the smartest person:* Jessica Devers, 25, is a target of the series of scams we describe as our "national discourse." According to the New York Times, Devers is one of the nation's "educated voters." In one of his typically puzzling person-in-the-street reports, Trip Gabriel quotes Devers about Comey the God's thoughts on the email matter: GABRIEL (7/8/16): “I read an article that global terror threats would increase if Donald Trump becomes president, and that’s scary,” said Jessica Devers, 25, a paralegal from Wallingford, who voted for Mr. T... more »

Perdido Street School Archive: Randi Weingarten Was Present When Governor Cuomo R...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Perdido Street School: Randi Weingarten Was Present When Governor Cuomo R...: I managed to miss this back on December 2: CUOMO ON TEACHER EVALUATIONS AT FORBES SUMMIT -- At a private Forbes magazine-sponsored disc... more »

Pesticides needed against anti-physics pests

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*Their activity got too high in the summer* Some three decades ago, mosquitoes looked like a bigger problem in the summer. Their numbers had to drop or I am spending less time at places where they get concentrated. The haters of physics have basically hijacked the mosquitoes' Lebensraum, it seems. The scum stinging fundamental, theoretical, gravitational, and high-energy physics became so aggressive and repetitive that it's no longer possible to even *list* all the incidents. A week ago, notorious Californian anti-physics instructor Richard Muller – a conman who once pretended to be... more »

Lion Rock 20, Hong Kong's labor welfarism and rising unemployment

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
Another good article from Bill Stacey, former Chairman of the Lion Rock Institute (LRI) in Hong Kong. He observes that labor welfarism policies intended to protect labor actually discourages the hiring of more labor, especially the less skilled and new entrants. --------------- *The war against work* Bill Stacey (Next Magazine, 2016/6/2, A002, Second Opinion,) When I first arrived in Hong Kong in 1989, I had the impression of an incredibly dynamic work environment. Unemployment was negligible and workers of all kinds were in demand. Employers constantly complained that they could n... more »

Extremely important delay case from Supreme Court

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
R. *v.* Jordan, 2016 SCC 27: The *Morin* framework for applying s. 11 (*b*) has given rise to both doctrinal and practical problems, contributing to a culture of delay and complacency towards it. Doctrinally, the *Morin* framework is too unpredictable, too confusing, and too complex. It has itself become a burden on already over‑burdened trial courts. From a practical perspective, the *Morin *framework's after‑the‑fact rationalization of delay does not encourage participants in the justice system to take preventative measures to address inefficient practices and r... more »

Catholic Priest Accuses Tony Blair Of Opening The Gates Of Hell

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair needs to face the consequences of his actions after “opening the gates of hell” in Iraq, says Catholic priest Father Newell in an interview with Vice. Tony Blair has caused evil, suffering and mass murder that still goes on to this day after taking the UK to war in Iraq in 2003 based on deception. For his soul not to be eternally damned to the fires of hell, the former PM must truly repent and come clean before the masses and tell us what really went on between himself and George W. Bush that unleashed the demons of hell on earth. Vice repor... more »

Texas Gov. Urges ‘Uniting as Americans,’ But Do We Remember What That Means?

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Unity Diversity America - 900] Responding to last night's fatal attacks on police in Dallas, and to the deaths that preceded it, Texas Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement: Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dallas law enforcement community and the Dallas Area... more »

Evolutionary anthropology and racism

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 15 hours ago
From an anthropological perspective, humans are all racist and have always been racist. Evolutionary anthropologists call racism "parochialism" and "in-group favoritism" and show it to be a fundamental characteristic in species, including primates and humans, that form hierarchical social orders. This anthropological understanding informs us that the "solution" is NOT language control,

Sanders Presses for $15 Minimum Wage, Abolishing Death Penalty in Democratic Platform

Catherine Lucey & Ken Thomas at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Dem 2016 Platform_perr__1467983802_71.164.139.145] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- For Bernie Sanders, a campaign that began as a liberal crusade will probably end that way, with the Vermont senator still fighting for the issues that made up his “political revolution” even as his clout fades.... more »

NATO Chief, Obama Call for Readiness Against Russian Aggression and Islamic Extremism

John-Thor Dahlburg & Monika Scislowska at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Poland NATO Summit_perr__1467981566_71.164.139.145] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Leaders of the NATO military alliance gathered Friday to order ambitious actions against a daunting array of dangers to the security of their nations and citizenry, including a rearmed and increasingly unfriendly Russia to Europe’s east... more »

Is The CIA Manipulating The Weather?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Derrick Broze* - In a recent speech, the director of the CIA talked about geoengineering.

Lindsey Kustusch - Urban cityscape artist - Animalia

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
prolific oil painter Lindsey Kustusch from San Francisco CA is reknowned for her dark, damp, dank urban cityscapes (example above) ... but Free Planet finds her cat portraits equally touching.

If Trump Loses By A Billion Votes, The DCCC Will Still Fail To Win Back The House-- It's What They Do: Fail

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*The bright side: it can never get worse than this* Wednesday, we wrote about how polling shows that endorsing Hillary could be harmful to the career health of some congressional Democrats. Maybe not. The *Wall Street Journal* correctly points out her negatives and unfavorables *but* asserts that "an offshoot of [her] low favorability rating is that candidates who tie themselves to her risk alienating voters they need to win." It may be technically true that her low ratings will hurt some Democratic candidates, but how many of them are in districts, after decades of hyper-partisan g... more »

Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the Ironies of Tourism

killing Mother at killing Mother - 16 hours ago
6 July 2016 Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a complex landscape, where environmental, social and economic factors converge, creating a sense of surrealism. Surrounded on three sides by Great Lakes Huron, Michigan and Superior. It feels like an island in a vast ocean, rather than a finger of land protruding into freshwater lakes. Towering sand dunes, long stretches of white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters rival some of the finer Caribbean destinations, and on the sunny day I was there, the shores were crawling with happy beach goers. Because of the crowds, I was surprised to fi... more »

Trump to Woo Hispanics in Miami After Heated Day on the Hill

Jill Colvin and Bill Barrow at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Trump_perr(1)__1467980291_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after a defiant Donald Trump clashed with some anxious Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the presumptive GOP nominee is headed to another potentially contentious spot: Miami. Trump plans to deliver a speech titled “Succeeding Together”... more »

Germany: 222,000 Asylum-Seekers Arrived in Year’s First Half

Geir Moulson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Germany Migrants_perr__1467979326_71.164.139.145] BERLIN (AP) -- Some 222,000 asylum-seekers arrived in Germany in the first half of this year, the government said Friday -- reflecting a much-reduced influx after the route through the Balkans was largely blocked and the European Union made a... more »

Obama Says America is Horrified Over Dallas Attack

Kathleen Hennessey at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Obama Police Shooting_perr(1)__1467978542_71.164.139.145] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Friday that America is “horrified” by what appears to be a planned sniper shooting targeting police officers in Dallas, and he said there is no justification for the violence. In a brief... more »

All Lives Matter!

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Unity] After the fatal police shooting of two more black men in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier this week, headlines blared, "Black Lives Matter!" Now, after the fatal sniper shooting of five police officers and the wounding of seven others, headlines blare,...more »

Authors who lost paper linking fecal transplants to obesity have another retracted

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
An obesity journal has retracted a study by authors who previously lost another paper that suggested a link between the fecal microbiome and obesity. We first came across on the now-retracted paper in the International Journal of Obesity (IJO) in April when we reported on the authors’ other retraction in Diabetes. The 2014 paper had […] The post Authors who lost paper linking fecal transplants to obesity have another retracted appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Poland: Obama Calls for Closer Cooperation With Europe, But Has His Messaged Failed?

Kathleen Hennessey at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Obama Police Shooting_perr__1467976525_71.164.139.145] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday reaffirmed his confidence that the U.S. and its European allies will continue to work together on critical global challenges despite the decision by Britain to leave the European Union. Speaking at... more »

Black Gun Owners Worried About Treatment After Shooting

JESSE J. HOLLAND at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT ID - Family members join a vigil at the JJ Hill Montessori School where Philando Castile worked Thursday, July 7, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. following the shooting death by police of Philando Castile Wednesday night in Falcon Heights, Minn. after a traffic stop by St. Anthony police. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- One man told an officer during a Minnesota traffic stop that he was a licensed gun owner, and that he was reaching for his wallet, a witness said. The other was on the ground with police officers... more »

Suspect in Murder of Five Dallas Policemen Said He Wanted to Kill Whites, ‘Especially White Officers’

Terry Wallace at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Police Shootings Prot_perr__1467975167_71.164.139.145] DALLAS (AP) -- An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers during a protest march refused to surrender and told authorities that he was upset about the police shootings of two black men earlier... more »

A Primer: USAID & US Hegemony

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*July 8, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - A nation is its institutions. If those institutions are overrun and no longer exist, so too does the nation itself cease to exist. Institutions range from the offices of government, to education, to agricultural and economic development, to the management of natural resources, national infrastructure including energy and transportation, and security. These are the things we think about when we think about the concept of a modern nation-state. Contrary to popular belief, the invasion and occupation of any particular nation is not a mere exerc... more »

Mickey Mann Can See Climate Change From His Window!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/global-warming-alarmist-reveals-the-anti-science-con/ From Investor’s Daily: Michael Mann, who has staked his reputation on being right about climate change, has apparently abandoned the science that he said he’s kept his "head buried in" for "much" of his career. Mann, a climate scientist chosen to help the Democratic Party draft its election-year […]

German Intelligence: Iran Is Still Seeking Nuclear And Missile Technology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Financial Times:* *German agency accuses Iran of trying to buy nuclear technology after 2015 deal* Intelligence report tracks last year’s activity before and after July atomic accord Iran has attempted to acquire nuclear technology in Germany even after the atomic accord it reached with western powers in Vienna last July, according to the German domestic intelligence agency. The annual report of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) said that illegal Iranian attempts to procure technology “continued on a quantitatively high level by international standards” in Germany in 201... more »

Videos From Social Media On Tonight's Shootings In Dallas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
I am so scared. pic.twitter.com/jw88QnKGXG — Allison (@allisongriz) July 8, 2016 This is a little bit cleaner clip. Shots fired at the #blacklivesmatter protest. pic.twitter.com/DAJVkCll32 — G.J. McCarthy (@gjmccarthy) July 8, 2016 KDFW shows disturbing footage showing one Dallas shooting suspect firing on unknown individual pic.twitter.com/jlyeaaNiKH — Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) July 8, 2016

Big Oil turns a LIGO-Virgo sensor into a much more economic gadget to search for oil

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
On one hand, LIGO's detection of the gravitational wave looks like an achievement that may only please the heart of a staunch theorist. On the other hand, as an ad said, the fuels that produce CO2 (carbon dioxide) have freed us from a world of back-breaking labor, lighting up our lives, allowing us to create and move the things we need, the people we love. *The slogan "Aby váš motor lépe Shell" ("for your motor to go well") is one of the most catchy corporate slogans in Czech that cleverly use the brand as a Czech word ("šel" pronounced just like "Shell" means "went" or "would go... more »

Military Photo of the Day: The Thunder of a Five-Inch Gun

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Chancellorsville] A five-inch gun on the USS Chancellorsville is fired during a June 30, 2016, exercise in the Philippine Sea. This weapon’s sheer power is incredible. Thanks to the U.S. Navy for sharing this image!

ISIS Slaughters Innocents. Western Response: Bush Bashing and an Orgy of Guilt.

Mona Charen at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Pointing Fingers - 900] The Islamic State, you have to acknowledge, is on quite a roll. Over the July 4 weekend, the FBI arrested a northern Virginia neighbor of mine, Mohamed Bailor Jalloh. He was apparently plotting a Fort Hood style attack and told... more »

Black Lives Matter Slay 4 Police Officers Amid Bloody Shootout

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Four police officers were killed on Thursday night as Black Lives Matter protestors opened fire on police in protest against the recent shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Two snipers shot at ten police officers in Dallas during a BLM protest/rally. Video from Dallas Morning News reporter Michael Bautista captured the slaying as it happened. The Dallas Police Department have urged residents to call a special hotline with any information members of the public may have regarding the shootings: An intensive search for suspects is currently underway. No suspects are in c... more »

Multiple Police Officers Wounded And Killed By Sniper Fire In Dallas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*FOX News:* *At least four police officers killed by snipers during Dallas protest, chief says* DEVELOPING: At least four Dallas police officers were killed Thursday after being targeted by two snipers in a downtown parking garage Thursday night during a protest over police shootings of African-Americans. Fox News confirmed late Thursday that no suspects were in custody, contrary to earlier reports. Dallas Police Chief David Brown told the news conference that police had one suspect "cornered", but made no mention of a second suspect. Brown confirmed that seven other officers ... more »

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother* *The Hollies, 1975* In case I haven't mentioned it before...I have a brother with what they call "Downs' Syndrome". his name is Paul. Here is his photo: *Paul in May 2014* Paul is one of my heros' and inspirations. He's actually a savant when it comes to Classic Rock. He knows the Hollies and can sing their songs. This weekend, I'm taking him to a "Roy Orbison Tribute" at the local watering hole. The Manager has promised us "front row seats". She knows Paul. When I told Paul about the event and asked him to come..,I said...You remember Ro... more »

Really, America: It’s OK to Sit This Election Out

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on March 3, 2016.] Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker briefly lit the Internet on fire Tuesday with what may have been the best lukewarm presidential endorsement in the history of mankind -- and by best, I mean worst, but in a sadly glorious way. "Last... more »

FBI Disparaging Own Reports?  (Chilcot Report On WMD's A Whitewash)

DOJ Accepts FBI Report: No Charges for Hillary (Only Rose Bouquets). FBI Disparages Its Own 9/11 Report Chilcot Report A Whitewash: Everyone Knew There Were No WMD's If you're not watching "Redacted Tonight" at every opportunity, you are missing some of the best news commentary available anywhere (and it's also online!). Lee Camp is a belly-laugh funny/insightful guru and a pure pleasure

The Two Biggest Takeaways from the Comey Hearing

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
The newest takeaway from the #ComeyHearing... pic.twitter.com/eaUh7J6otp — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) July 7, 2016 Takeaways from the #ComeyHearing: Private email servers are set up accidentally & old women can't understand how email works. — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) July 7, 2016 Consider this an open thread. Mrs. JP and I will be in and out all day since today's her birthday and yesterday was #2 son's own birthday. See y'all tomorrow.

Yesterday House Republicans + 10 Corrupt Blue Dogs And New Dems Voted For The 64th Time To Kill The Affordable Care Act

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*And he meant it* Yesterday the House passed H.R. 1270, which the Republicans had cutely called the Restoring Access to Medication Act 243-164. Although unheralded, it was the 64th GOP attempt to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. Every single Republican voted YES-- even the ones who try to pass themselves off as vaguely mainstream-- and 164 Democrats voted NO. Obama said he would veto it if it got through the Senate, which isn't likely. It's really another GOP tax cut for the wealthy, which forces working families to pay more and would result, according to the Joint Commi... more »

Tahiti beach

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Chernobyl Uncensored

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Given the unsavory choices for the next President of the United States, plus rampant election rigging, I was not going to vote in U.S. elections ever again. But then I discovered the Senatorial candidate below, for whom I can vote given that for U.S. voting purposes I continue to cast my ballot as as though I were still living in Arizona. Are you an Arizonan? If so, enough of warmongerer McCain! Vote Ward for Senate!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ Video: John McCain is “Directly Responsible” for ISIS Dr. Kelli Ward Region: USAGlobal Research, July 06, 2016 Theme: 9-11& 'War on Terrorism' Ward for Senate In-depth Report: SYRIA: NATO'S NEXT WAR? Published on Jun 22, 2016 DONATE: https://causes.anedot.com/ward-for-se... YouTube: https://youtu.be/dzV9bjMg2ZU Cherchez la Verite

July 7: The Newspaper That Should Pay Us to Read It.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Last night, I tried to listen to a Donald Trump speech. I really did. There was no mention of what the national issues are. It was about how he loved his children, how he gets (unnamed) things done. And the audience was wild with applause. Obviously, this was an audience which didn't know what the issues were, either. That's because they all get news from news media just like the irving press. Clinton was no better. There is rising poverty in the U.S., rising homelessness. There is a public education system in a death spiral. There's a gun mentality which kills far more Americans t... more »

Another Indigenous Activist Assassinated in Honduras

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Yaneth Urquia Urquia, 49 years old Unknown Assailants Abduct, Murder Activist in Honduras The activist, part of the group founded by Berta Caceres, was found dead near a garbage dump. By TeleSur Another Indigenous activist has been murdered in Honduras, with local activists reporting Wednesday night that a woman identified as Yaneth Urquia Urquia was found dead near a garbage dump

Mohawk Nation News 'Dancing in the Dark'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
DANCING IN THE DARK Posted on July 7, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. July, 7, 2016. Corporate band and tribal council systems are set up by Canada and US to bypass our inherent traditional peoples. These councils have to implement the theft regulated by the state, province and federal governments that created them. In rotino’shonni they deal with those councils that follow

Hidden Camera Exposes Operation Streamline in Tucson's Kangaroo Court

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Protest of Operation Streamline in Tucson. The transportation contract for detained migrants was issued to G4S (formerly Wackenhut) adding another layer to the profiteering from the incarceration of migrants. Operation Streamline fast tracks migrants to prisons for  profit Operation Streamline is just one part of the U.S. covert operations targeting migrants on the border,

ISIS Attacks? Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sisi, the PKK and more

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Got to clear my bookmarks back log !!! - As if that could ever really happen- hehehe..Here’s some tidbits I’ve had saved:* *I've updated the post to cover news about a reported suicide bombing targeting Syrian soldier in Aleppo- Scroll down* *The Islamic State just made a potentially disastrous mistake- *That just happens to work in favour of the NATO- US/Israel agenda *In the global revulsion at the past week’s terror attacks in four Muslim countries, The United States and its allies have a new opportunity to build a unified command against the Islamic State and other extremists.... more »

Ghostbusters RPG and the D6 System

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
In the early 2000s one of the complaints I recall about Wizards of the Coast's d20-based *Star Wars RPG *was it was simply "D&D in space" vs. the previous *Star Wars RPG *as put out by West End Games. While I had a number of fun Star Wars games using the d20 versions, I have to confess to a bit of a preferences for the West End Games versions. Though in a sense, you could have called that game "Ghostbusters in space". Alas, my copies of Ghostbusters suffered in the regrettable basement flood several years ago triggered by the kiddies forgetting to turn off the bathroom sink. Oop...more »

A Whole New Level of Bearing Witness

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
The live-streamed video of the aftermath of yet another police shooting is disturbing on so many levels. It also displays a remarkable act of human courage under literal fire. Recordings of deaths-by-cop by concerned bystanders are becoming ubiquitous. Memorialization of state-sanctioned violence against mainly black and brown people is a valuable public service, prodding our moribund "justice" agencies, politicians and news organizations to start counting the dead and demanding accountability. But Wednesday's live Facebook stream of a motorist dying in Minnesota after being shot i...more »

Pray for Dallas: Two Snipers Kill 4 Officers, Wound 7 Others During Protests Over Fatal Police Shootings

Terry Wallace at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Dallas Police Shooting Grief - 90000] DALLAS (AP) -- At least two snipers opened fire on police officers in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, police said. Dallas Police Chief... more »

Transcendent Moment

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Bernie Sanders is dancing around. His ‘revolution’ does not have an organizing committee that is accountable to the public… his voters. He’s trying to cut deals inside the White House and halls of Congress. What are the deals? Who gets to decide during negotiations? How does a report back to the public happen? Does Bernie get to make all those decisions? Should not happen that way. This is a teaching moment here. We are on the edge of the cliff now as the corporate oligarchies push for the final solution to any opposition to their ‘full spectrum dominance’. Russia and Chi... more »

Cheating Moscow – NATO’s dangerous expansion

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
By Jonathan Power NATO has just announced a plan to send troops to the alliance’s eastern flank, close to the Russian border. NATO says it is attempting to deter potential Russian aggression. The UK, the US, Canada and Germany will lead four battle groups to be based in Poland and the Baltic states. Diplomats say the troops will be a deterrent to Russian aggression by acting as a “tripwire” that would trigger a full response from the alliance if necessary. On June 12 the foreign minister of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, condemned Western “sabre-rattling and war cries”. He sa... more »

My Letter to the Federal Register Regarding the EPA's Proposed Protective Action Guidelines for Radionuclides in Drinking Water

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Here is my letter: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hl8chlwj0x0dt5e/PAG%20Letter%20on%20Move%20to%20Increase%20Radioactivity%20in%20Drinking%20Water%20July%204%2C%202016.pdf?dl=1 You can submit your own comment here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/06/10/2016-13786/notice-of-availability-draft-protective-action-guide-pag-for-drinking-water-after-a-radiological Citizen activism is required now to keep our government agencies from allowing polluters to destroy our health, well-being, and future.

Fukushima Looking Steamy Today

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Flashing light at the plant is active (under the year in screenshot below)

Chilcot Report Suggests Iraq War Gave Rise To ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Intelligence reports from the Chilcot inquiry appear to show that ISIS/ISIL was formed during the Iraq war of 2003 as the country and its institutions were dismantled and disenfranchised Iraqis were led to sectarianism. A view that is apparently backed by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. RT reports: The reports from the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), which were previously classified, tell the story of the security services’ increasing concern that the war and occupation was fuelling ever more extremism in Iraq. The evidence also appears to debunk repeated claims by for... more »

20 U.S. Veterans Commit Suicide Each Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Military Times*: *New VA study finds 20 veterans commit suicide each day* Roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide nationwide, according to new data from the Department of Veterans Affairs — a figure that dispels the often quoted, but problematic, “22 a day” estimate yet solidifies the disturbing mental health crisis the number implied. In 2014, the latest year available, more than 7,400 veterans took their own lives, accounting for 18 percent of all suicides in America. Veterans make up less than 9 percent of the U.S. population. About 70 percent of veterans who took their own l... more »

from the front lines, day four

allan at wmtc - 1 day ago
Every day, more and more members are coming out on the line! At least 250 people were at Thursday's morning rally and lunch-time barbecue with CUPE Ontario. Spirits were very high, and we were NOISY! We were joined by members of many other unions: - Ryan & Evan, CUPE 3902, University of Toronto - Sandra & Tracey, CUPE 5167, City of Hamilton - Sonia from CUPE 4914, Peel CAS - Mary, CUPE 3904, Ryerson University - Bhupinder & Inderdep, United Workers Canada - Sandeep, NDP Brampton - Fair Wages Brampton - Jim McDowell, Peel Regional Labour Council Our afternoon visit from National Treasur... more »

Friday Morning Ramble: The ‘Justice?’ Edition

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: 13600043_634862213329347_5394488353236942087_n] Good news for ‘the workers’ party’ as they celebrate the 100th birthday of the party’s founding: “This shows that [those who vote for parties other than Labour] are more likely to be from all of the part-time employed, the full-time employed and the self employed. So Labour does not appear to be the favoured party for the majority of workers.” *Party of Labour?* – YOUR NZ “​It was a statement worthy of Stalin himself. It is a statement that should be unthinkable from any government in New Zealand, let alone a National one,... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Scattered Leaves of All the Universe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Scattered Leaves of All the Universe”* by Chet Raymo "Dante Alighieri, the inestimable Florentine poet, carried in his head and gave expression in verse to pretty much the entire universe known to his 13th-century European contemporaries. From the dregs of the Earth to the highest heaven he journeyed in his imagination. His was a universe made expressly for humans, and nothing was in it that was not part of the human drama of sin and salvation. When at last he has ascended through the Great Chain of Being, he looks upon the Godhead itself. "And within its depths, I saw ingath... more »

"Curative Attentiveness: Being Aware of Your Thoughts"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "Curative Attentiveness: Being Aware of Your Thoughts"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "We seldom accept negative comments from others, however, we so often accept our own inner negative chatter. Few people enjoy the company of individuals whose attitudes are persistently negative. Yet many of us tolerate the critical chatter that can originate within our own minds. Since we are so used to the stream of self-limiting, critical consciousness that winds its way through our thoughts, we are often unaware of the impact these musings have on our lives. It is only when we become aware o... more »

The Poet: Theodore Roethke, “The Geranium”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Geranium”* “When I put her out, once, by the garbage pail, She looked so limp and bedraggled, So foolish and trusting, like a sick poodle, Or a wizened aster in late September, I brought her back in again For a new routine- Vitamins, water, and whatever Sustenance seemed sensible At the time: she’d lived So long on gin, bobbie pins, half-smoked cigars, dead beer, Her shriveled petals falling On the faded carpet, the stale Steak grease stuck to her fuzzy leaves. (Dried-out, she creaked like a tulip.) The things she endured! The dumb dames shrieking half the night Or the two of us, al... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Williamstown, Vermont, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"I Know..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I know the world seems terrifying right now and the future seems bleak. Just remember human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. Never Let hatred, fear, and ignorance get the best of you. Keep bettering yourself so you can make the world around you better, for nothing can improve without the brightest, bravest, kindest, and most imaginative... more »

Chasing Footnotes - Roswell and Original Sources

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
This is another of those posts that chases footnotes and though it begins with Richard Dolan, he is merely the starting point and this isn’t a criticism of his scholarship… well, maybe a little bit but you’ll understand as we get deeper into this. As an aside, and one that is not directed at Dolan here, I wonder how it is that some lies seem to mean nothing in our world of the UFO and simple mistakes are presented as false claims, and yes, this should become clear later as well. Richard Dolan. Photo copyright by Kevin Randle. Dolan provides a brief summary of the Roswell case in his ... more »

No Recording. No Transcript. No Adminstration Of A Sworn Oath For When Hillary Clinton Was Questioned By The FBI On Saturday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill:* *FBI didn’t record Clinton interview, did not administer sworn oath* Hillary Clinton did not swear an oath to tell the truth before meeting with the FBI for three and a half hours last weekend, and the interview was not recorded, FBI Director James Comey told House lawmakers on Thursday. The lack of a sworn oath does not remove the possibility of criminal penalties against Clinton if she lied to the FBI, though he said he had “no basis to conclude” that she was untruthful. “Still a crime to lie to us,” Comey told the House Oversight Committee. FBI policy is not to re... more »

Is Jeremy Corbyn the only British pol who "gets" the significance of the apparent war crimes of Tony Blair & Co.?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*One of these war criminals-in-chief is the Brits' problem; the other's ours.* *"[A]s I’m sure you’ve noticed, the people who fear actual left-wingers or people of principle the most aren’t Tories, they are Blairites."* *-- Ian Welsh, in* "Blair et al. Committed War Crimes" *by Ken* Of course we shouldn't be talking just about *British* pols. A more urgent question for those of us on this side of the pond is how many *American* pols "get it"? The Chilcot Report, I gather, deals only with possible *British* war crimes in the grand Iraq adventure. (See Nick Hopkins's *Guardian* repo... more »

When It Comes to Hillary Clinton, American Justice Is Blind, Deaf and Dumb

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking with supporters Sunday, January 24, 2016, at a rally in West Des Moines, Iowa.] FBI Director James Comey was summoned to Capitol Hill on Thursday to explain why orange will not be Hillary Clinton’s new black. House Republicans grilled the FBI director for hours over his recommendation not to press charges against Bill Clinton’s... more »

The Truth About Socialism: Venezuela Destroys Its Currency

John Sparks at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Venezuelan Currency - 900] Millennials are among the most avid supporters of the socialism promoted by Bernie Sanders. What is most remarkable is that there is ample evidence that socialist regimes bring untold economic harm to the very citizens who initially support them. My... more »

Mr. Trump Goes to Washington: Candidate Makes Nice With Ted Cruz, Not So Nice With the Senate

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump waves as he leaves RNC headquarters after a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Republicans July 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Later in the day Trump is scheduled to meet with Senate Republicans. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)] Capping off a whirlwind day on Capitol Hill, Donald Trump sat down with primary rival Ted Cruz for their first face-to-face since the end of the fierce and bitter primary campaign. If the two didn’t bury the hatchet, they at... more »

State Department Reopens Clinton Emails Probe

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Hillary Clinton4 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. Although the former secretary of state’s closest confidants have left... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 7th July)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
London pays almost a third of UK tax, exposing economic divide A study by the thinktank the Centre for Cities found that London generated almost as much tax as the next 37 largest cities combined and increased its share of “economy taxes” underpinning the Treasury’s finances to 30%, up five percentage points since 2004/5. Economy taxes are tied to economic growth, the report said, and include

Blair's Interventionism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Seven years in the making and the Chilcot Report confirms virtually everything said by the anti-war movement in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. The conclusion was pre-determined, the intelligence was full of holes, the British military were ill-equipped for an adventure in the desert, it was known beforehand that chaos and terror would be the invasion's children, and last of all it was pointless and unnecessary. As we know, our soon-to-be-ex-Prime Minister acquired a gambling habit that will cost us all dear. But in a way, Dave's deliberate positioning as the heir to Blair, p... more »

Ukraine Wants To Buy Weapons From Canada

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) speaks to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Kyiv on Nov. 29. Photo by president.gov.ua *CBC:* *Canada set to sign trade deal, defence co-operation agreement with Ukraine* *Ukraine is seeking clearance to buy weapons from Canada and the U.S..* Canada is on the cusp of finalizing a defence co-operation agreement with Ukraine, and the country's ambassador tells CBC News he's hopeful the Trudeau government will soon allow Canadian companies to export weapons to the embattled nation. Deepening ties and showing solidarity with the war-wea... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 7, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Suman Bhattacharyya, The Fiscal Times*: *The US Now Has More Oil Reserves Than Saudi Arabia or Russia* The shale boom has catapulted the U.S. energy industry to new heights: A new estimate shows that America is now the world’s No. 1 in oil reserves. The independent estimate by Rystad Energy shows that the U.S. holds 264 billion barrels of recoverable oil from existing fields, discoveries and yet undiscovered fields. This beats out second-place Russia (256 billion barrels), Saudi Arabia (212 billion barrels) and Iran (143 billion barrels), according to the Norway-based oil and gas... more »

World News Briefs -- July 7, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Syrian army fire cuts only road into rebel-held Aleppo* Syrian government forces took a step toward completely encircling rebel-held parts of Aleppo on Thursday, capturing ground overlooking the only road into the opposition half of the city and effectively putting those areas under siege. The army's advance toward the Castello Road, which brought it to within its firing range, came during a 72-hour ceasefire announced by the Syrian army on Wednesday, which a monitoring group said had been a ruse. Rebels said they were fighting to retake lost positions and re-secure th... more »

It Took 19 Tortured Interpretations of the Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: It Took 19 Tortured Interpretations of the Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook] FBI Director James Comey announced on Tuesday that he won’t recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, despite detailing her wrongful behavior in a lengthy speech. He didn’t believe any of her actions rose to the level of crimes, he said -- a claim he... more »

DoD Scrambles for Ways to Fight Armed ISIS Drones

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Drone Sunset - 900-1] The Department of Defense is asking Congress for $20 million to fight Islamic State's growing drones arsenal. In a budget request, the Defense Department needs the funding shifted to "identify, acquire, integrate and conduct testing" on technology to create systems that "counter the effects of... more »

Typhooned! and Train Bombed

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Lots of tourism sites in the hills of Miaoli* Last night a local train was bombed at Songshan Station in Taipei. Various injury reports are circulating in the media, but it seems at least 24 were injured. No deaths, luckily. I'll be updating this as more news comes in... seems to be a fireworks package, no dedicated explosives such as plastic explosives, military weapons, or homemade fertilizer bombs, etc. Still looking for more details... Imagery and video of bombing from SETV *LATEST*: Major crime, not terrorism, say police. *LATEST*: Suspect identified *LATEST*: Suspect identifi... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... July 7 , 2016...... Quick Hits -- 1. Markets : Quiet Day For US Markets Ahead Of June Employment Report Set For 8:30 AM Friday ; Despite 17 Weeks Of Outflows , S&P 500 Just 2 % Below ALL-Time Highs ; Over Supply Of Gasoline Hitting Crude Oil Prices ; Yen Strength Against Dollar Continues ; Italian Banks Getting Most Of Attention , But Not The Only European Banks In Trouble ; Italy Is Focal Point For Next Crisis In Europe ; US Data Of Note. 2. Slovenia Fights Not Just Its Own Central Bank , But The ECB Regarding On-Going Investigation. 3. UK - Post Brexit News De Jour. 4.Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Asia Updates...... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h2 hours ago CHINA SETS YUAN FIXING AT 6.6853 VS 6.6820 DAY EARLIER *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h2 hours ago JAPAN 10-YEAR LEAD BOND FUTURES RISE TO RECORD 153.70 *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h3 hours ago The 1 day hiatus is over: JAPAN'S 2-YEAR YIELD FALLS TO RECORD MINUS 0.35% Markets..... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 10m 10 minutes ago zerohedge Retweeted Jennifer Ablan 17 weeks of outflows = S&P 2% below all time high zerohedge added, *Jennifer Ablan* @jennablan U.S.-based stock mutual funds (ex-ETFs) post $6.1 bln outflo... more »

Iran is Seeking Illicit Nuclear Weapons Technology, Says German Intelligence

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Iran weapons - 900] Just one year after last year's nuclear deal with Iran, German intelligence officials have published a report which says the rogue nation continues to seek illicit nuclear technology. The claim originated from an annual report by Germany's Federal Office for the... more »

EPA Doles Out Billions for Clean Water, Can’t Be Bothered to Track It

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Pouring Water Bottle - 900] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials aren't consistently auditing states' use of Clean Water State Revolving Funds (CWSRF), so it's unclear how much of the $100 billion in tax dollars spent on the program was wasted. A new EPA Office of Inspector... more »

The US Literally Used to Have an On/Off Switch for Iran Called ‘Nitro Zeus’

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Wire Cutters - 900] The US had a perfect opportunity to absolutely demolish Iran's infrastructure with a cyber operation called Nitro Zeus. The top-secret initiative was first revealed in the film Zero Days, which premiers Friday and is centered around investigations of the world's first cyber weapon... more »

2011 ΦBK Video Series: "Handwriting after Gutenberg: John Milton to Steve Jobs," from Edward Tenner

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Video Title: 2011 ΦBK Video Series: "Handwriting after Gutenberg: John Milton to Steve Jobs," from Edward Tenner. Source: Phi Beta Kappa. Date Published: September 28, 2011. Description: * Edward Tenner is a historian of technology and culture. An independent writer and speaker on the unintended consequences of innovation, Tenner holds a Ph.D. in European history from the University of Chicago and was executive editor for physical science and history at Princeton University Press. Tenner is a former member of the Harvard Society of Fellows and was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim ... more »

Grapes Sell For £8,350 In Japan, World’s Most Expensive

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The world’s most expensive bunch of sweet red grapes of the Ruby Roman variety was sold to a customer in Japan‘s Ishikawa prefecture for £8,350. Daily Mail reports: Seasonal fruit offerings in Japan routinely attract massive sums from buyers seeking social prestige, or from shop owners wanting to attract customers. Shopkeeper Takamaru Konishi happily splashed out 1.1million yen for the bunch of 30 Ruby Romans, which works out as the equivalent of £280 per grape. Each Ruby Roman grape is the size of a ping-pong ball and they are extremely sweet. A delighted Mr Konishi said: ‘These a...more »

Some Key Facts About Three of This Week’s Police Shootings

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Police Shooting-Minne_perr__1467897217_71.164.139.145] This week, three police shootings of black citizens in Baton Rouge, Brooklyn and Minnesota have sparked protest both locally and nationally. Here are some key facts about each. Brooklyn On Monday, according to surveillance cited by "sources," Delrawn Small attacked off-duty... more »

Donald Trump Says The Star Of David Is Just A Star

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Donald Trump has changed his mind again about the controversial Star of David Tweet that got him in hot water with accusations of anti-Semitism. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee recently posted a tweet depicting Hillary Clinton in a negative way, with hundred dollar bills, a six pointed Star of David and the words “Most corrupt candidate ever!” written inside the star. During the time of Hitler’s Germany the Nazis used the Star of David in a negative way also. They forced Jews to wear the star at all times and projected it in their media to label them as corrupt, gree... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Ukraine Peace Deal On The Verge Of Falling Apart

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (L) walks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich *Reuters: **Kerry warns peace deal on Ukraine is in danger of failing* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Thursday that the Minsk peace deal on Ukraine was doomed to fail unless "real security" was restored in eastern Ukraine where government forces are pitted against Russian-backed separatists. The Minsk agreement was negotiated by Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France in February 2015 to end the fighting which bro... more »

North Korea Says New U.S. Sanctions Are A 'Declaration Of War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Independent:* *North Korea says US sanctions on Kim Jong Un are 'declaration of war'* *Pyongyang's foreign ministry labelled the sanctions the 'worst hostile act'* North Korea has said US sanctions imposed on leader Kim Jong Un by the United States are a "declaration of war". The move by the US was described as “the worst hostile act” against the country in a statement issued by Pyongyang's foreign ministry carried by the official Korean Central News Agency. The US Treasury Department imposed the sanctions on the North Korean leader and 10 other senior officials on Wednesda... more »

Growing Fears That A Dirty Bomb May Pass Through A U.S. Port

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Hill *Maritime Executive*:* U.S. Ports Want More Action on Dirty Bomb Prevention* The threat of terrorist smuggling at U.S. ports appears to be increasing, says the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), who wants mechanisms to prevent cyber terrorism and illegal nuclear materials from being trafficked through ports intensified. Nuclear smuggling can involve small quantities of highly enriched uranium or plutonium that could be used to build an improvised nuclear device. Additionally, radiological materials, such as cesium-137, cobalt-60, and strontium-90, can be co... more »

Navy SEAL Trainee's Drowning Has Been Ruled A 'Homicide'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NBC News*: *Navy SEAL Trainee's Drowning Death Ruled a 'Homicide'* A Navy SEAL trainee drowned after being repeatedly "dunked" underwater by an instructor, according to a San Diego medical examiner's report released Wednesday that labels the death a homicide. "Although the manner of death could be considered by some as an accident, especially given that the decedent was in a rigorous training program that was meant to simulate an 'adverse' environment, it is our opinion that the actions, and inactions, of the instructors and other individuals involved were excessive and directly ... more »

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