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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

9 July - Blogs I'm Following

Real Coastal Warriors

10:47pm MDST

July 9: Call it a bad mood.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 31 minutes ago
The front page, must-read story is that Syrian women will be selling homemade Syrian food at local farmers' markets. I'm glad to hear it. I 'll certainly buy some. But this is surely not the biggest possible story of the day for Moncton. Actually, if you read the rest of section A, it is the biggest story of the day. The next biggest is that people are just going ape over public transport. The story tells us ridership rose by 22 percent in 2014. (Of course, that 22 percent rise in 2014 might have something to do with the fact the system was locked out for six months in 2013. Of co... more »

Lockheed Martin Threatens Canada, (Again) If Ottawa Does Not Buy The F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 47 minutes ago
The change of government will likely see Canada pull out of the F-35 joint Strike Fighter Program, driving up costs for other countries. Above, a Canadian airman has his picture taken beside an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter before the start of a news conference in Ottawa in 2010. Reuters/Chris Wattie *Flight Global*: *Lockheed warns of industrial impact if Canada ditches F-35* Lockheed Martin may decide to move the industrial participation that Canada currently benefits from on the F-35 to another programme partner if Ottawa decides against acquiring the Lightning II, the company says... more »

Millennials Conitnue To Show An Interest In Joining The U.S. Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 47 minutes ago
*Military Times:* *The Pentagon keeps data on millennials. This is what it says* Young Americans continue to show steady interest in military service despite the improved economy and fading sense of patriotic duty that can be traced directly to 9/11, according to an analysis of Defense Department data conducted by Military Times. In fact, internal Pentagon polls that track public opinion among the military’s target demographics — young men, in particular — show that today’s so-called millennial generation is not much different than its predecessors. “What attracts even the mille... more »

TPP: It’s The Fast-Lame-Duck Passage & Evasion Of Accountability To Voters – Stupid!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 47 minutes ago
*Prequel: During the debate at the Democratic Platform Committee this morning, Ben Jealous warned that weak TPP language-- ironically offered by Lee Saunders of AFSCME-- will empower Trump. "We have from good authority," he said, "that the draft GOP platform opposes the TPP." He was joined by Nina Turner and Cornel West as the main spokespeople for a strong anti-TPP plank. The Hillary and Wasserman Schultz-nominated delegates saw to it that Ben Jealous' anti-TPP amendment failed, 106-74, while Bernie delegates yelled "Shame!" and the Clinton delegates congratulated each other. A B... more »

Excellent New Article From John Kaminski: Show Me!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
I am still following the information that is coming out of the alternative media and from my fellow friends and colleagues in the real "truth movement" about the latest false flag shooting in Dallas Texas... Yes, it does appear that at this one, or so it seems, we have some real deaths including possibly as many as 5 Dallas police officers.... I am still looking at the evidence and trying to put the pieces together before I call this any type of set up or hoax, and I do have some reports at this blog coming very soon..... One thing of note of course is the fact that apparently this ... more »

Taking On The Stupid Trolls

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 hour ago
First off; my apologies for the formatting. "Blogger" decided to frame everything in white and didn't want to change the margins for quotes. Whatever. Secondly; I started this post a while ago and at first I didn't want to identify Davis Aurini by name and therefore referred to him as "the writer" but it's become tiresome. So at some point you'll notice I stopped doing that. Third; As you know, I've pretty much given up on blogging. It doesn't really accomplish anything and I don't expect that this post will accomplish anything either. It's also the case that I've investigated the ... more »

Clinton cheerleaders claiming she isn't in the corporate charter camp?

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
*“There is not a speck, not a sliced-thin scintilla of evidence to suggest that Clinton will do anything except continue straight down the same road that Bush and Obama took us. And there’s no telling what Trump will do about education, but it’s a safe bet that it will be huge, it will be business oriented, and that it will involve blustery hair-brained ignorance.” — Peter Greene* It's a tough time to be a public education advocate. The fervor over the 2016 election has partisans lashing out with an unprecedented amount of vitriol towards anyone questioning the education policies ... more »


Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 hour ago
Having a pretty productive day yesterday as far as tackling my list of errands, I jumped at the opportunity to head out early this morning with one of my tenants who wanted to do a little fishing at a small pond just off the highway south of town. I haven't fished in a few years but I grabbed my binoculars and tagged along for some fresh air and to see what birds might catch my eye. It was pretty overcast and muggy and the mosquitos were rather annoying at times but I did spot a grey jay before I even got out of the truck. It's been three or four years since one has graced my year... more »

The South China Sea Boundary Dispute Threatens To Upend The Regional Order In Asia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Straits Times:* *South China Sea dispute: New testing ground for Asia's regional order* On Tuesday, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will be issuing its ruling, which is legally binding, on the arbitration initiated by the Philippines against China over the latter's expansive claims in the South China Sea. The Sunday Times takes a look at the case, views and responses of direct and indirect players involved in it, and how the ruling - expected to largely favour the Philippines - might affect the region. The arbitral tribunal ruling on ... more »

Chinese Navy Holds Massive Live-Fire Exercises In South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*South China Morning Post*:* PLA warships carry out biggest live-fire drills yet in South China Sea* *Exercises in the South China Sea draw South, North and East Sea fleets, and come ahead of an international ruling on Beijing’s claims in the waters* The PLA Navy has carried out its largest live-fire drill yet in the South China Sea, ahead of a ruling by an international tribunal on a dispute with the Philippines over claims to the strategic waters. Warships from the north and east fleets joined the south fleet in the drills, the army mouthpiece PLA Daily said on its website. The... more »

Russian Attack Helicopter Shot Down In Syria (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*RT*:* 2 Russian pilots killed as ISIS shoots down chopper near Palmyra – MoD* Islamic State militants have downed a military helicopter near Palmyra, Syria, killing two Russian pilots on board. The helicopter had been attacking the advancing terrorists at Damascus’ request when it was taken down, according to the Russian defense ministry. “On July 8, Russian military pilot-instructors Evgeny Dolgin and Ryafagat Khabibulin, were conducting a calibration flight on a Syrian Mi-25 (export version of the Mi-24) helicopter loaded with ammunition in the province of Homs,” the official ... more »

Republicans Sneaking Their Misogynist Ideology Into Appropriations Bills-- The War On Women Continues

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The Trump-supporting clown who replaced Boehner as Speaker of the House was, as we all know, dedicated ideologue Paul Ryan. A bigger joke, Warren Davidson, replace Boehner as the Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district. He introduced his first amendment to a bill-- an appropriations bill as it turns out-- Wednesday. And, as pig-headed and stupid as anyone would have expected from Davidson, it passed, 217 to 203, although with virtually every Democrat and two dozen Republicans voting against it. Davidson's amendment, part of the Republican Party War On Women, seeks to... more »

GOP Governor Signs Transgender Bill Forcing Businesses to Let People Use Any Restroom

Amber Randall at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Meet 7 Big Businesses behind Houston’s LGBT Ballot Measure] Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill into a law Friday preventing forcing businesses to allow people who identify as the opposite sex to use the bathroom of their choice. Massachusetts now allows people with gender identity disorder to use the... more »

what is a staged terror event ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
Operation Northwoods

"How It Really Is"

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

"Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures"* By Charles Hugh Smith "Ultimately, the dominance of global capital (the Corporatocracy) is not financial- it's political. One little-remarked consequence of the central banks' policies of near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing is the unrivaled dominance of mobile global capital, i.e. the Corporatocracy. The source of corporate political power is the ability to borrow essentially unlimited sums for next to nothing: what I have long termed free money for financiers. Armed with central-bank supplied unlimited credit, global ... more »

"Ignorance Is Bliss..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Every civilization in the history of man is made up of a small group of ruling elitists and a larger group of subordinate workers. It’s interesting to note that the small ruling elite does not argue this fact, and yet, the larger mass group of workers do. Ignorance is bliss for only as long as ignorance is an option. Ignorance ceases to be an option for each of us at different times in our lives." – JC Collins

"The Game Is Rigged"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"What the Elite Really Think of You"* by Michael Covel "The global elites think you’re ignorant. That’s not my opinion. It comes straight from them. In this case, it’s from self-important James Traub, a Harvard graduate from the family that owns the Bloomingdale’s chain of luxury department stores. Here’s what Traub said: "It's time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses." That says it all. His statement provides a key insight into the beliefs of the “ruling class.” You need to understand how they think and act if you want to avoid living as a slave. This guy is an ... more »

Fukushima Update:"Your Radiation This Week, June 18 to July 2, 2016"; Publishing Changes

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*Changes:* The Combined Beta and Gamma Radiation numbers publication dates are changed to publication twice a month. The next publication date for the reporting cities Radiation Numbers is July 16, 2016. Thank you for all your comments and direct correspondence, and also thank you to those of you who have shared each article, without deviation, with your readers, friends and neighbors. Some who have been attempting to minimize the risks may be doing so out of sheer ignorance, others, ‘not so much.’ For those who have skewed the facts presented in the YRTW series, in misguided efforts... more »

Bishop E.W. Jackson Calls on Churches to Honor and Pray for Police This Sunday

Liberty McArtor at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Bishop E.W. Jackson] Bishop E.W. Jackson of Virginia is calling on churches to support law enforcement this Sunday in the wake of a sniper attack that killed five Dallas police officers during a protest earlier this week. President of the non-profit Staying True...more »

Andrea Leadsom and Tory Decadence

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 4 hours ago
"In truth @andrealeadsom better suited to obscurity than high office" so tweeted backbench Tory Sarah Wollaston this morning. And I for one find it hard to disagree. Since Leadsom was touted as a potential leader in the early days of the referendum campaign, I've watched her rise to media prominence and for the life of me couldn't discern anything special about her. A pantomime Thatcher at best who could repeat her lines, but without the conviction and drive the aforementioned possessed. Then at one of the referendum debates, I forget which one, she prefaced her remarks about some ... more »

Green Billionaire Aims to Take Over Colorado’s Legislature

Chris White at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer discusses climate change at a symposium in Sacramento, Calif. Steyer is taking sides between two Democrats in a California primary where oil companies are bankrolling a campaign supporting a Democratic challenger. The former hedge fund manager on Friday, May 20, 2016, reported making a $500,000 contribution to back Sen. Jim Beall, who voted for a 2015 law to cut petroleum use by half within 15 years. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)] Billionaire anti-fracking activist Tom Steyer has dramatically ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 6 hours ago
*Spectacular 'forests of the sea' kelp fields which span thousands of kilometres and fund a $10 BILLION tourism and seafood industry wiped out by a marine heatwave* *Greenies can't help themselves. They can't resist tying any natural disaster to global warming. The dieoff described below happened in 2011, in the middle of a global temperature stasis that had lasted 12 years at that point. Over that period, global temperatures had risen and fallen to the tune of only hundredths of one degree per annum. It was as clear an era of NON-warming as one would ever be likely to find. ... more »

Quote of the Day: In hope

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*“A little Don Quixote in oneself keeps one going.”* ~ Richard Neutra . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Officer’s Lawyer Blames Driver’s Gun, Not His Race

SKIP FOREMAN & SADIE GURMAN at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Castile - 900] PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A suburban Minnesota police officer who killed a black driver reacted to the man’s gun, not his race, his attorney said Saturday, giving the most detailed account so far of why the officer drew his own... more »

Micah X = Malcom X: Parallels being created- Archetypes exploited

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
* This is really one big perception managing psychological operation to promote a divide to conquer:* *Yup Micah X Johnson..** Micah Xavier Johnson or Micah X* *-Allegedly, all about black power. Allegedly, willing to use violence against whites.* Black Power Salute *Malcom X-** Associated with the early days of the black power movement- Promoted the use of violence.* *Micah X attended a Malcom X film festival* Or his attendance at a film festival focused on Malcolm X, the charismatic black leader assassinated in 1965. * Mi/Cah to Mal/Com- Two syllables- m starting the f... more »

Obama Says Americans Shouldn’t be, and Aren’t, Divided on Race and Police

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Obama3 - 900] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected any notion that the past week’s stunning violence signals a return to racial brutality of a dark past, saying that as painful as the killings of police and black men were, “America is... more »

DEMCAD: Clinton Avoids Indictment! Black Gunman Kills 5 Dallas Officers! Black CCW Shot By Mn Cop!

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Video Title: Clinton Avoids Indictment! Black Gunman Kills 5 Dallas Officers! Black CCW Shot By Mn Cop! Source: DEMCAD. Date Published: July 9, 2016. Description:* My commentary on the black CCW holder who was shot by a cop in Minnesota, the black gunman who shot and killed five white cops in Dallas during a protest and how we show inform the police that we are armed during a traffic stop.

Is Trump Really Getting A Concise, Definitive Message Out To Voters... Beyond Just, "I'm A Racist?"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Not having ever watched an episode of Trump's TV sit-com, I started examining his 4th grade vocabulary and his manipulative/infantile way of addressing audiences last year. During the Republican debates he understood the audience better than his opponents and spoke at a 3rd or 4th grade level, according to the Flesch-Kincaid grade-level test. His comments from an August 11 news conference in Michigan earned only a 3rd-grade score. Flattening the English language whenever he speaks without a script, Trump relies heavily on words such as “very” and “great,” and the pronouns “we” an... more »

NATO Boosts Support for Countries Battling Islamic Extremism

LOLITA C. BALDOR & JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, next to Afghanistan's Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, right, at the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, July 9, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama and other NATO leaders have begun the second day of a summit meeting in Warsaw that's expected to lead to decisions about Afghanistan, the central Mediterranean and Iraq. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- NATO allies agreed Saturday to provide increased military support to countries in the Middle East and North Africa that are t... more »

Request for the month of July.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
Things are moving rapidly now. Getting lots of reports from people noticing major changes in their own personal energies, which have shifted from the prior aches, pains, headaches, dizziness to bliss and euphoric type energies. I have been very busy but most of the work right now has not been stuff I can post online. Mostly prep work and making a few things transparent to the parties that needed to really know about them, and some private inquiries to the SA from people have been working with us all along. I've also been quite busy with changes and additions to both blogs. I ... more »

Dallas Woman Who was Shot at Protest Shielded 4 Sons

EMILY SCHMALL at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Woman shot - 900] DALLAS (AP) -- A 37-year-old Texas woman threw herself over her four sons when a gunman opened fire on a downtown Dallas protest march, leaving her with a shattered leg and one of the boys spattered in blood, her family... more »

China And US On Course For Conflict In South China Sea By Next Week

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
China and the US could be at war by next week after the Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration delivers its verdict over a bitter territorial dispute between China and the Philippines. On Tuesday, July 12, the oldest global institution for the settlement of international disputes will deliver its verdict over the so-called “Nine-Dash Line” – a demarcation line for territorial claims in the South China Sea, encompassing a key shipping route. The Daily Express reports: The decision comes three years after the Philippines brought its case to tribunal, with Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam ... more »

If I could have just one damm thing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
It would be to be 19 again man the years go by so fast and you never realized that youth it just dont last

The North American Upper Midwest and Human Altered Landscapes

killing Mother at killing Mother - 8 hours ago
July 7th – 8th 2016 My home is in a place where humans have lived lightly upon the land throughout the country’s existence. Apart from minimal slash and burn activities to support subsistence agriculture, the primordial terrestrial and wetland ecosystems of the Caicos Islands, within the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), have been left largely intact. The same is true of the marine ecosystems of TCI, which were used only for small-scale artisanal fisheries for much of the country’s history. Such circumstances are a rarity in the world. Sadly, in the past few decades, TCI has undergone... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #180 Current Status of Sphere Innergrations

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
Terran: Quick question: What is the current count of inner-grated spheres? Stan X: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. COMPLETE INNERGRATION COUNT IS 487. PARTIAL IS 980. THESE ARE THE SMALLER OUTER SPHERES. IN GRATITUDE FOR YOUR INQUERY. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN. X. END.* Terran: What happened to the other 3000? Stan X: *DEAR ONE /TERRAN. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INNERGRATIONS INCLUDES PREVIOUS CLOSURES AND MERGERS. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN. X. END.* Terran: A year ago the data collectors mentioned something like 3900 spheres. Has that changed? Or were they merged (I have no idea how that works) Stan X: ... more »

Iowa Commission Revises Gender Identity Brochure, but Church’s Lawsuit Continues

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: religious liberty] The Iowa Civil Rights Commission (CRC) has changed controversial language in a brochure about gender identity, but a legal group suing members of the commission says the commission is still trying to tell churches what they can and cannot do.... more »

Android Malware Infects Millions Of Smartphones Worldwide

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A new Android malware is netting $300,000 each month to cybercriminals while wreaking havoc across the internet. Up to 85 million devices have been infected by HummingBad malware, according to cybersecurity firm Check Point. UK Business Insider reports: The malware, dubbed “HummingBad,” was first spotted in February and likely sprouted from a company in China. It infects Android devices undetected by setting up a permanent rootkit — a set of software tools that enable an unauthorized user to gain control of a computer system. But security issues on Android are not new. This is becau... more »

New Capacity Market Parameters Could Triple Cost Of Auction

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-capacity-market-auction-parameters DECC have now announced the parameters for the next Capacity Market auction, for 2017/18 and 2020/21. (They originally did not plan on one for 2017/18, but have been panicked into it by the rapid shutdown of coal capacity.) This is their Press Release: The Government has today set […]

If time where a compass in control

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Freak me out I have this compass If time where a compass in control it would always point backwards and the sad fact is that like today nothing would ever really change but for me it would be a godsend I could fix the faults in my cirurity and you would all call me master Steve and I would love you long time all with mass transit and Singapore housing and I would not even want a golf course

India's Nuclear Aspirations: Limited Liability and Unlimited Risk for a Nuclear Catastrophe

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
The AP is reporting that India is joining the Nuclear Supplier Group, "a point of pride" indicative of "a desire to be taken seriously by some of the world's most powerful nations." The article reports that India hopes to have 1/2 of its power from nuclear by 2050: AP. India's bid to join Nuclear Supplier Group a point of pride. The Asahi Shimbun, July 11, 2016, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201606110028.html NEW DELHI--India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held dream of j... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

ISIS Shoots Down Military Helicopter Killing 2 Russian Pilots

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Two Russian pilots were killed on Friday when ISIS militants downed a military helicopter near Palmyra in Syria Russian military pilots Evgeny Dolgin and Ryafagat Khabibulin have both been confirmed dead. According to the Russian defense ministry, the chopper had been attacking the advancing terrorists at the request of Damascus when it was taken down. RT reports: “On July 8, Russian military pilot-instructors Evgeny Dolgin and Ryafagat Khabibulin, were conducting a calibration flight on a Syrian Mi-25 (export version of the Mi-24) helicopter loaded with ammunition in the province o... more »

Birther watch: The Times goes Hawaiian!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016Don't ask, don't make Trump tell:* It took them a few weeks more than a year. It took them more than a year—but last Sunday, in a lengthy front-page report, the New York Times finally did it! At long last, the famous newspaper finally pretended to examine the claims which made Donald J. Trump the king of the nation's birthers. To read the report, click here. Trump became the nation's birther king in 2011. At that time, the gentleman's hometown New York Times was extremely reluctant to criticize his disgraceful, ridiculous conduct. The Potemkin "newspaper"... more »

Delta Jetliner Lands At Military Air Base By Mistake

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Pilots of a Delta passenger jet mistakenly landed an Airbus A320 with 130 civilian passengers on board at a military air force base in South Dakota. Federal officials are investigating the incident that occurred when the pilots mistook a nearby air force base for a civilian airport. RT reports: On Thursday evening, Delta Flight 2845 arriving from Minneapolis to South Dakota’s Rapid City Regional Airport landed on the runway of Ellsworth Air Force Base situated some 10 kilometers from the original destination. Flight attendant arrested for setting fire to plane bathroom, forcing emer... more »

Documentary: Zero Days (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* A look at the growing role of hackers in today's internet connected world.

Cocaine Production is Soaring In Colombia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A Colombian peasant holds a bag of coca paste at a makeshift drug lab in Putumayo. BBC *AFP:* *Colombia cocaine production soars: UN* Bogota (AFP) - Colombia's cocaine production surged by nearly half its previous amount last year, United Nations experts said Friday. The area covered with fields of green coca leaves expanded by 39 percent to 96,000 hectares, said Bo Mathiasen, Colombia representative of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Colombia's consequent production of cocaine hydrochloride -- a white powder form of the drug -- rose 46 percent to 646 tonnes, Mathiasen told a ne... more »

Will The Pentagon Replace Soldiers With Civilians?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Image *from RallyPoint *CNBC*:* Replacing soldiers with civilians could save billions: Report* A federal agency has issued a report suggesting the U.S. military could save as much as $5.7 billion every year by replacing some forces personnel with government civilians. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) used a model which either cut or replaced about 80,000 active-duty positions with civilians. The report, published Tuesday, claims the move would not be new to the Department of Defense (DoD) and could help the military focus on core roles. "Transferring to civilians certain job... more »

Where Did The American Century Go?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Tom Engelhardt, Tom DisPatch:* *Whose Century Is It? * *Life on an Increasingly Improbable Planet.* Vladimir Putin recently manned up and admitted it. The United States remains the planet’s sole superpower, as it has been since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. “America,” the Russian president said, “is a great power. Today, probably, the only superpower. We accept that.” Think of us, in fact, as the default superpower in an ever more recalcitrant world. Seventy-five years ago, at the edge of a global conflagration among rival great powers and empires, Henry Luce first suggeste... more »

More Money From NATO For Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani next to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (R) and Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel *Reuters*: *Despite fatigue, NATO commits to fund Afghan forces to 2020* NATO allies agreed on Saturday to help fund Afghan security forces to the tune of around $1 billion annually over the next three years, despite public fatigue in Western countries about their involvement in the long-running conflict. The allies, atte... more »

Ten Percent Of The Palestinian Authority's Budget Goes To Pay Convicted Terrorists And Their Families

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon*: *Palestinian Authority Pays Terrorists and Their Families $140 Million a Year* Palestinians using foreign aid to reward terrorists for acts that kill Israelis The Palestinian Authority spends roughly 10 percent of its annual budget paying terrorists who attack Israelis and supporting their families, according to expert testimony to congressional lawmakers. Yigal Carmon, the president and founder of the Middle East Media Research Institute, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority is investing $137.8 million this y... more »

Here Is The Current Breakdown Of US Citizens Killed By Cops In 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Zero Hedge:* *Breakdown Of US Citizens Killed By Cops In 2016* In the U.S. a total of 509 citizens have been killed this year alone by police. The body count for the previous year stands at a grand total of 990 people shot dead, according to the Washington Post. As the below infographic from Statista shows, most of those killed by police are male and white. 123 of those shot were Black Americans. This is a relatively high share, keeping in mind that close to 13 percent of Americans belong to that ethnic group. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Some inconvenient truths.

To Unite, or Not to Unite? That is the Question

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - In this modern moment, when we are so hopelessly dependent on the system.

UK relies on emergency measures to avert winter blackouts

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/08/uk-relies-on-emergency-measures-to-avert-winter-blackouts/ From the Telegraph: Britain may have to rely on costly emergency measures to keep the lights on this winter after spare capacity in the power market fell to the lowest level on record. Power stations operating under normal market conditions will produce barely enough […]

Patrick Muphy... Thurston Howell, IV

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
You may have noticed that the NRSC is spending a lot of time making fun of Patrick Murphy, who they've successfully-- and accurately-- branded Privileged Patrick. Murphy, a rich, unaccomplished, overly-entitled spoiled brat, was pushed into politics by his multimillionaire father, a business partner of Donald Trump's, after his father realized he was incapable of making anything useful out of his life. The part about this that has always struck me as ironic is that Patrick Murphy, a life-long Republican who maxed out to Mitt Romney, is exhibiting prototypical Republican behavior an... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ...... July 9 , 2016...... Quick Hits - 1. UK Politics - May , Leadsom & Eagle In Focus / Post Brexit Items - Where's Mad Max When You Really Need Him . 2. MENA News - Syria , Iraq In Primary Focus - ISIS Increasingly On The Ropes And Foreign Sponsors Have Left The Building . 3. Dallas Police Officer Attack - Updates For Saturday , Ripple Effects Across The US . 4. Greece News For Today - Not Headlining Every Day Like In 2015 , But Gone From The Front Pages Doesn't Mean Greece Should Be Forgotten . 5. Markets - Some Things To Consider . 6. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 11 hours ago
UK Politics / Post Brexit Items.... May & Leadsom Dust Up aka - "Girls Just Want To Have Fun *John Stevens* ‏@johnestevens 9h 9 hours ago Shame on those gutter journalists at The Times for errrr reporting what someone said. How could you? *PoliticsMarkets* ‏@politicsmarkets 3h 3 hours ago #ToryLeadership *MineForNothing* ‏@minefornothing 6h 6 hours ago A poll of 5,000 Tory members published by Leave.EU on Thursday found that 56% supported Mrs Leadsom against 44% for Mrs May *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 8s 8 seconds ago fred walt... more »

Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 12 hours ago
There is a long history of race hatred in the United States. Last week added a particularly horrific chapter to that history. Most tragically, the party which was born out of opposition to that history has become its modern home. Paul Krugman writes: To put it bluntly, the modern Republican Party is in essence a machine designed to deliver high after-tax incomes to the 1 percent. Look at [Paul] Ryan: Has he ever shown any willingness, for any reason, to make the rich pay so much as a dime more in taxes? Comforting the very comfortable is what it’s all about. But not many voters a... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 12 hours ago
*The limited efficacy of education* The report was so “seismic” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s word — that Lyndon Johnson’s administration released it on the Fourth of July weekend, 1966, hoping it would not be noticed. But the Coleman report did disturb various dogmatic slumbers and vested interests. And 50 years on, it is pertinent to today’s political debates about class and social mobility. So, let us now praise an insufficiently famous man, sociologist James Coleman, author of the study “Equality of Educational Opportunity.” In 1966, postwar liberalism’s confidence reached its a... more »

The article below is dated today, Friday, July 8, 2016. You Americans who get your news from the lying “mainstream media” are missing the most important things you urgently need to understand, most importantly nuclear war that could kill us all. Lie #1: Russia attacked Ukraine. Wrong! She did not. Fact #1: The legitimate president of Ukraine was overthrown by a mob organized by Victoria Nuland (who may become Hillary’s vice president). Lie #2: Russia did NOT “seize” the Crimea. Rather, over 90% of its inhabitants agreed to RE-JOIN Russia after learning of Nuland’s neoNazi stormtroopers burning to death dozens of Russian-speakers who had been peacefully demonstrating in the town of Odessa …not far from Crimea. [N.B. Many Russian's ancestors lived in Crimea from 1783 to 1954, when it was transferred to Ukraine by the Soviet government.] For a quick rehash ca. Feb 2015, go here:

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 13 hours ago
http://impactglassman.blogspot.mx/2015/02/this-post-is-most-important-of-any-ive.html ------------------------------ *Are You Planning Your Retirement? Forget About It. You Won’t Survive To Experience It.* ------------------------------ July 8, 2016 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Are You Planning Your Retirement? Forget About It. You Won’t Survive To Experience It. Paul Craig Roberts The Israeli agents who comprise the Neoconservatives, a collection of war criminals that control US foreign poli... more »

BWorld 70, Wind power firms corner billions of FIT money

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last Wednesday. From an introductory price hike of 4.06 centavos/kWh of Feed In Tariff Allowance (FiT-All) in 2014, this subsidy scheme of guaranteed price for 20 years became 12.40 centavos/kWh in 2016. As more renewable energy power plants are added to the country, the cost of FiT-All will keep rising and it is safe to assume that this FiT-All might further rise to 20 centavos or more by 2017. And even consumers in Mindanao who are not participants of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) are paying for this. Such is the abuse received... more »

The Kill list and drugs war

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
10+ murders a day since President Duterte came to office. Horrible. The dead can not defend themselves anymore if they were indeed drug pushers or addicts or innocent, patay na nga eh. I support Pres. Duterte's admin reforms in many sectors but NOT state-sponsored murders. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/794942/drug-related-killings-hit-72-since-june-30 July 1, 14 murders; July 2, 12 murders; July 3, 19;... Utak murderers na mga pulis dito. Even if only 1 of those murdered is innocent, that's still 1 state-created injustice and murder. anak ng... http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/794598/kil... more »

Is Hillary Clinton Telling White Americans To 'Change Their Ways'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
White Americans need to do a better job of listening when African Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 8, 2016 *CNN*: *Clinton says 'implicit bias' still exists in U.S.* (CNN)Hillary Clinton pledged Friday to bring law enforcement and communities together to develop national guidelines on the use of force by police officers, days after two black men were killed by police officers. Speaking to a largely African-American audience at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Clinton also addressed... more »

Deadly Clashes Break-Out In South Sudan's Capital Among Rival Factions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:** At least 115 soldiers killed in South Sudan clashes: opposition* At least 115 soldiers from South Sudan's rival factions were killed in gunbattles in the capital Juba, a military spokesman for the opposition said on Saturday, amid fears for a fragile peace process in a country still reeling from a two-year war. Gunfire erupted on Friday evening near the state house where President Salva Kiir and vice president Riek Machar, former rivals, were meeting for talks. Both men said they did not know what had triggered the latest fighting between their factions and called for... more »

Iran Vows To Continue Missile Tests Despite Criticism From The UN

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A long-range Qadr ballistic missile is launched in the Alborz mountain range in northern Iran on March 9, 2016 ©Mahmood Hosseini (Tasnim News/AFP/File) *Times of Israel*: *Defiant Iran says it will continue ballistic missile tests* Tehran brushes off UN chief’s call to halt launches, saying program is intended for defense and does not conflict with nuclear deal Iran said Saturday it would continue its ballistic missile program after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said the missile tests were not in the spirit of the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers. In comments ... more »

Russian President Putin Signs A New Counterterrorism Law

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*VOA*: *Putin Signs Counterterrorism Law Criticized by Telecom Chiefs, Rights Activists* MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed into law a controversial package of amendments to the country’s existing counterterrorism laws. While the new law toughens punishment for crimes connected to terrorism and extremism, experts say that the criteria for determining what is terrorist and extremist are vague, meaning the authorities can interpret the terms in an unacceptably loose manner. The Kremlin said in a statement Thursday that Putin instructed the government and ... more »

Double Agent Who Exposed Russian Agent Anna Chapman's Spy Ring Has Reportedly Died In The US

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Poteyev, pictured in Kabul, was charged over the exposure of 10 sleeper agents in the United States, Daily Mail *Michael Weiss, Daily Beast*: *Is This American Spy Dead? Or Was He Ever Real?* The Russian media this week trumpeted the death of Colonel Aleksandr Poteyev, the spy found guilty for being an American mole. But it’s unclear he’s dead, or that he was even a mole in the first place. Images of J. Edgar Hoover and encased spy paraphernalia are scattered throughout. At centre stage, when you walk in, is a scale-model replica of the JFK hangar where the 1978 Lufthansa heist—th... more »

U.S. Expels Two Russian Diplomats After 'Attack' On U.S. Diplomat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Two Russian diplomats expelled after Moscow cop’s tackle of U.S. official* The United States last month expelled two Russian diplomats as a response to a Russian police guard tackling a U.S. diplomat outside the American Embassy in Moscow, the State Department said Friday. The diplomats were declared persona non grata on June 17, spokesman John Kirby said. That was less than two weeks after the incident that sparked the diplomatic row. The June 6 scuffle between the police officer and the diplomat was captured on security footage and broadcast on Russian telev...more »

Train teachers like doctors? Maybe.

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 13 hours ago
Yet another editorial in a line of editorials over the years comparing physicians and medical education to that of teachers. I even tried this myself several years ago, although my perspective was to underscore the absurdities of evaluating teachers based on test scores. On the whole, I agree with the authors that extensive, year-long residencies […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* 90% Of June Job Gains Went To Workers 55 And Older Fearing Confiscation, Japanese Savers Rush To Buy Gold And Store It In Switzerland State Department Re-Opens Clinton Emails Probe, Hints At "Administrative Sanctions" Something Big Is Coming: Bernanke To "Secretly" Meet With Kuroda; "Helicopter Money" On The Agenda Comey Forced To Admit Hillary's FBI Testimony "Wasn't Under Oath Or Recorded" Next UK Prime Minister Will Be A Woman After Gove Is Eliminated From Tory Leadership Race Donald Trump Hints To ‘New York Times’ That He May Quit If He Wins UK governmen... more »

Lone Gunman Alert!

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 13 hours ago
Its in Dallas, how dej vu. I will be back shortly to finish this thought, but I have run out of tinfoil. So a quick trip to Costco to buy what for most families would be a five year supply. First thing this morning I was reading the NYT times. The headline screamed Lone Gunman, but below the fold was the story about the 3 shooters. triangulation and tactics. (since scrubed clean) The greatest newspaper about face since Roswell. I want to see his cold dead hands. Is there a pastsy on the palm? A false flag on his beret?

treated like ordinary

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
there is many a subway system that would dida dosagree. Maybe if microsoft was moving us around like Google we would not need Facebook? Can we say VADA OS iff we disagree,.

Clinton Departs from Obama's ED Policies? Nah

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Dana Goldstein, journo-ed historian for the corporate foundations, covered the Clinton speech at the NEA Convention last Tuesday. She was there to find reason to spin a story up that would present Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate determined to break from Obama-Duncan policies that have run public education into the ditch and left the teaching profession demolished and despondent: This speech, the first big moment for K-12 education in this general election, signals a potentially meaningful shift in Democratic Party education politics. The Obama era has been, often, a pai... more »

Can we upgrade the atmosphere to 1000 ppm of CO2 for $1 trillion?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*Heating limestone won't do the job because Worrall missed a factor of 3,000.* On Anthony Watts' influential blog, Eric Worrall proposes to make a "perfect U-turn" in the carbon dioxide policy: Let's Cook Limestone to Raise Atmospheric CO2 to 1,000ppm He claims that by heating limestone, the energy we need to consume would cost just $100 billion and perhaps $300 billion with additional expenses. Because there is a missing factor of three in the calculation of the mass of CO2 in the atmosphere, a more realistic price would be $1 trillion. *Limestone blocks in Malta. To make it mor... more »

MIT Study: No Scientific Consensus on Global Warming Crop Impact

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Senior farmer standing in a field and looks into the distance] Scientists disagree on the effects of global warming on American agriculture, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study published Friday. The research used climate and agricultural computer models to conclude that global warming would have numerous positive impacts on US... more »

Coast On China’s Yellow Sea Infested By Green Algae

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Green algae has infested the waters lapping the seashore in Haiyang City, eastern China. Xinhuanet News reports: YANTAI, July 9, 2016 (Xinhua) — Green algae cover a seashore in Haiyang City, east China’s Shandong Province, July 8, 2016. Green algae, or enteromorpha prolifera, struck the coast of Haiyang due to wind direction and tidal current. The clear-up work is underway. (Xinhua/Tang Ke) A tourist and his dog watch a sea area covered by green algae in Haiyang City, east China’s Shandong Province, July 8, 2016. YANTAI, July 9, 2016 (Xinhua) — Green algae are filled with seawater i... more »

Saudi Arabia Is Funding Terrorism Claims Former Yemeni President

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
In an interview aired in June on the Lebanese channel Al Mayadeen, the former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh slammed Saudi Arabia for financially and ideologically supporting terror groups in the Arab world. Saleh, who was deposed by a Western-engineered Arab Spring color revolution in 2011, also spoke out against Western intervention in Yemen for geopolitical purposes. Al-Masdar News reports: He added that the United States and its Israeli ally use Saudi Wahhabism to expand influence in the region and stoke instability to further their colonial ambitions. Saleh also revealed t... more »

Weekend reads: Unscientific peer review; impact factor revolt; men love to cite themselves

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a puzzle, and the retraction of a controversial study on fracking. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Peer review: “Occasionally corrupt, sometimes a charade, an open temptation to plagiarists.” Drummond Rennie calls for a more scientific peer review process. (Nature) Hate journal impact factors? John Bohannon, writing in Science, has a study […] The post Weekend reads: Unscientific peer review; impact factor revolt; men love to cite themselves appeared first on Retraction Watch.

From Multiple Snipers triangulating on police to.... the LONE GUNMAN- So predictable

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
U.S. Army reservist named as lone gunman in Dallas *A U.S. Army reservist who served in Afghanistan, embraced militant black nationalism and professed a desire to "kill white people" has been named by authorities as the lone gunman in a sniper attack on police in Dallas that left five officers dead.Authorities said on Friday the suspect, identified as Micah Johnson, 25, was killed by a bomb-carrying robot deployed against him in a parking garage where he had holed up, refusing to surrender during hours of negotiations with police.* Multiple memes employed *Seven other officers and ... more »

SpeEdChange 2014: Angela Duckworth's Eugenics - the University of Pe...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
SpeEdChange: Angela Duckworth's Eugenics - the University of Pe...: "The direct result of this inquiry is to make manifest the great and measurable differences between the mental and bodily faculties of... more »

A Lesson in Affordable Living From Canada

Matthew Coleran and Salim Furth at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Cochrane-Szmurlo__1468071743_71.164.139.145] How much more would cities grow if government regulations on construction were lighter and more predictable? New research from the Canada-based Fraser Institute says that heavy regulation--especially delays in approving new projects--can bring growth to a standstill, leading to longer commutes and...more »

Before Shooting, Dallas Police Department Known for Community Outreach

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: 14260043784_7122080808_k] The police department that became the victim of the deadliest attack on American law enforcement officers since 9/11 is known for its innovative, community-focused approach to the job of protecting the public, and enforcing the law. The killing Thursday night... more »

Divided we fall

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
...But we can’t insulate ourselves from the outside world. Someone posted this excerpt from Question Time on Facebook, with the comment: “Ian Hislop says those who voted remain can still have their say, despite the UK voting to leave the EU.” Many ‘shares’ and comments appear below the video, including: “It is a ridiculous fuck-up. General election now - Corbyn for PM.” “We might end up with a socialist government out of this, Oh how I hope for that.” “Or just ignore the results of the referendum” “It wasn’t a mandate.” Outside world? Let me just say (forgive the repetitio... more »

Full Circle Back to Dallas -- The hidden messages of the Dallas False Flag

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 15 hours ago
*On July 15, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy* *tells Democratic convention **delegates **and some 65,000* *others **in the Los Angeles Coliseum **that he** will* *be the party's **candidate **for President* *in the 1960 campaign* When I read about the latest (they're coming on almost a daily basis now) false flag...and how it had happened in Dallas, Texas....a thousand memories came flooding back...all the permanently imprinted mental images of *That Place (Dallas)* and the *last time triangulating snipers caused a ruckus there*. The legendary corrupt Dallas Police Force...escorting the... more »

Russia Brags It Can Detect and Track New US F-35 Stealth Jet

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Lockheed_Martin_F-35_Lightning_II_461th_Flight_Test_Squadron] Moscow-run news agencies are touting Russia's ability to undermine the U.S.'s F-35 stealth fighter jet, but the Pentagon is not worried. Sputnik News, headquartered in Moscow, reported earlier this week that Russia has three radar stations that can detect and track the fifth-generation jet. The article, titled "I... more »

ISIS Defeat Syrian Rebels As US Air Support Decides To Change Course

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
ISIS managed to defeat US backed Syrian rebels and retrieve advanced weapons after air support just disappeared over the horizon…. Could this be a ‘tactic’ to arm ISIS ? (Scroll down for video) RT reports: A unit of Syrian rebels has suffered a defeat at the hands of Islamic State after they were left without air-cover from US jets, which had changed course to a different target. As a result, ISIS got hold of their advanced weapons supposedly given to the rebels by the US.

Resisting The Corporate Stranglehold On Food And Farming

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 15 hours ago
I'm reposting the following article that was originally published in March 2016 by various outlets, including The Ecologist. It's one of my longer pieces and encapsulates many of the points I've been discussing over the last couple of years. Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read this I could not continue to produce these articles without public support It is becoming increasingly apparent that food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified, unhealthy and poisoned with chemicals and diets are becoming less diverse. There is a ... more »

Mr. Trumpy The Clown Goes To DC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
After his DC meet'n'greet with Republican House members-- with, for some reason, Reince Priebus and Ivanka Trump in tow-- and where he was introduced by a poorly trained seal jonesin' for a fish Lawrence Kudlow, Raul Labrador (R-ID) told the press Trump "needs a number 2 guy that's solid behind the Constitution... someone like Ted Cruz." Paul Ryan said his Republicans were happy to have had a meeting with Trump and to hear his views, presumably including extolling the newly invented virtues of Saddam Hussein... to a roomful of Republican zombies who voted vigorously to attack Iraq... more »

The Irony of Democrats Calling Donald Trump Anti-Semitic

Michael Brown at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Trump Obama - 900] Anyone who has followed me over the last 12 months knows that I am not a Donald Trump surrogate. I was an early endorser of Ted Cruz and have often been critical of the presumptive Republican nominee. But at no... more »

Professor Hillary Clinton: Rigged 101

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Photo Credits: Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images, Dirck Halstead/Liaison Agency via Getty Images, Youtube/Saturday Night Live, Youtube/Classic New Orleans TV, Youtube/Hope and Cringe, Youtube/AP Archive, LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images, Flickr/Timothy K Hamilton, and Shannon Henderson.] Hillary Clinton has scored a highly characteristic political “victory” -- namely, not getting indicted. During a political season when “rigged” has been the most emotive description of the economy and political system, Hillary and her enablers have conducted what appears to... more »

Hillary: Guilty as Not Charged

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton - 900] It’s no mere academic question: Do we believe in the rule of law anymore? Are we a nation of laws or of men? The cherished idea of the rule of law in our system is about everyone’s being subject to... more »

Study: Trump Health Care Plan Impact Uncertain

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Trump_perr (1)__1468065661_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump’s health care plan would make 18 million people uninsured, but also lower premiums significantly for policies purchased directly by consumers, according to an independent study released Thursday. The new policies would be stingier than what’s... more »

Democratic Congresswoman Indicted for $800,000 Charity Fraud

JASON DEAREN, CURT ANDERSON at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla. talks with the press in Tallahassee, Fla. Brown has been indicted after a federal investigation into a fraudulent charity with ties to the congresswoman.] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida and her chief of staff pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple fraud charges and other federal offenses in a grand jury indictment unsealed after an investigation into what prosecutors call... more »

Investigations Drag On Two Years After Gaza War

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
This week marked the second anniversary of one of history’s bloodiest attacks on Gaza. Yet, despite a few echoes of solidarity with Palestinians from the British establishment, the government has since sold Israel arms licenses worth over £25 million. As ‘investigations’ drag on, there has still been no justice for the Palestinian people and so far as Britain is concerned, it’s business as usual with Israel. Joana Ramiro reports via RT: Charities and campaigners have demanded an investigation into the 2014 conflict, which lasted from July 8 to August 27. Allegations of war crimes ha... more »

10 More States Sue Over Federal Transgender Bathroom Mandate

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: kindergarten bathroom with washbasins and cabins] LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Ten states sued the federal government Friday over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms conforming to their gender identity, joining a dozen other states in the latest fight over LGBT rights.... more »

Despite UN Rebuke Iran Says it Will Continue Missile Program

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 2838415764_5a18321616_b] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran said Saturday it will continue its ballistic missile program, after the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that the missile tests aren’t in the spirit of the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers. “Iran will... more »

Dallas Sniper was Loner; Army Sent Him Home From Afghanistan

[image: Micah X Johnson Dallas Police Shooting Fist Up - 900] MESQUITE, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas sniper had been sent home from Afghanistan after being accused of sexually harassing a female, and was described as a loner who followed black militant groups on social media. Micah Xavier Johnson, who fatally... more »

A Day After the Dallas Shooting, Police Ambushed in Missouri, Georgia

The Stream at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A police vehicle parks near the scene of an officer involved shooting, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Valdosta, Ga. A man who called 911 to report a car break-in Friday ambushed a south Georgia police officer dispatched to the scene, sparking a shootout in which both the officer and suspect were wounded, authorities said. Both are expected to survive.(Gabe Burns/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT] A day after the deadly ambush which killed five Dallas police officers and left 7 other officers wounded, two new attacks Friday further suggest a target has been place on the backs... more »

Lone Gunman Alert!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Its in Dallas, how deji vu. I will be back shortly to finish this thought, but I have run out of tinfoil. So a quick trip to Costco to buy what for most families would be a five year supply. First thing this morning I was reading the NYT times. The headline screamed Lone Gunman, but below the fold was the story about the 3 shooters. The greatest newspaper about face since Roswell. I want to see his cold dead hands. Is there a pastsy on the palm? A false flag on his beret?

Get your Geek on!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
I just love stuff like this Fallout toy.

Sanders Scores Platform Victory as Democrats Call for $15 Minimum Wage

Katherine Lucey and Ken Thomas at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Bernie_Sanders_by_Gage_Skidmore__1468062991_71.164.139.145] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders’ crusade to shape the Democratic party platform scored a win late Friday night, with the approval of an amendment calling for increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 over time. The fight to get... more »

UK Vets’ Warn Against Vaccine After Claims Of Dog Deaths

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Dog owners and veterinary associations across Britain are warning of the dangerous and even deadly side effects from a popular vaccine designed to protect dogs from a rare and mild illness. Thousands of dogs are dying or suffering with severe allergic reactions after being treated with a vaccine which was meant to protect them against mild bacterial infections, according to their owners. The Telegraph reports: Fears over the safety of the vaccine against leptospirosis – a bacterial infection spread to dogs through rats and wild animals – have now led veterinary organisations to issu... more »

Elie Wiesel Reminds Us: Stand up for Life

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Baby in womb fetus - 900] “In front of us flames. In the air that smell of burning flesh … We had arrived -- at Birkenau, reception center for Auschwitz.” So goes Night, Elie Wiesel’s acclaimed account of his Holocaust experience, a horrifying book that unfortunately has... more »

The Problem With the Green Gospel

James Wanliss at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Cross Nature Green God Jesus - 900] The greatest challenge to the pagan spirituality of environmentalism is robust Christian faith. Although the faith preached in many churches these days is hardly robust, it nevertheless still wears the mantle of Jesus. It stands to reason that if the... more »

NATO Missile Defense System Goes Live In Europe

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced that the alliance’s ballistic missile defense system is now operational in Europe. Placed across territories controlled by the allied forces, the system includes warships, long-range missile defense interceptors and radars. “Today we have decided to declare initial operational capability of the NATO ballistic missile defense system. This means that the US ships based in Spain, the radar in Turkey and the interceptor site in Romania are now able to work together under NATO command and NATO control,” Stoltenberg said, adding that t... more »

The Times They Are A Changing – Or Not!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I have not bothered reading Peter Stanford’s nonsense in the Sunday Telegraph, but spotted this gem today, from last week’s paper. “How much things are changing in the UK” Is he serious? Does he really believe that glorious summers like 1976 used to be the norm? Perhaps […]

Who will pick our strawberries once we leave the EU? Per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36702235 includes this section: 'So far, unemployed people in the UK have proven reluctant to take on these jobs. "The English don't like to work like us," says Roxana. "They will never come to work on a farm. "If they come, they want to be someone high [up], to be a supervisor or a manager, but not to pick." Forklift truck team leader Andis Ivkins agrees. "I don't believe they'll send us home," he says. "I don't believe the English people will come and pick fruit."' Rather than just accept these comments why does nobody ask WH... more »

How To Pray In a Time of National Crisis

Joe Carter at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Desperate Prayer Sad Worry Crisis - 900] Our country is in pain. A series of inexplicable killings, including five police officers in Dallas, has occurred this week. Many of us are anxious and hurting. All of us are confused. When faced with this type of national crisis... more »

Russia Warns US & South Korea – As China Summons Their Envoys

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
China has summoned both the US and South Korean envoys in a show of protest against their agreement to deploy an advanced missile system on the Korean Peninsula. Washington and Seoul said on Friday that they would deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea to counter alleged threats by Pyongyang. Russia has also warned the two sides of “irreparable consequences.” Press TV reports: On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a news briefing in Beijing that American and South Korean ambassadors were summoned to hear a protest against such ... more »

Hot Truth about Cold Weather- Peer reviewed papers - Cold weather kills 20 times more people than hot weather

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 19 hours ago
IMAGE: BNPA peer reviewed paper published in Environment International: Geographical variation in relative risks associated with cold waves in Spain: The need for a cold wave prevention plan. Carmona et al 2016 Mar;88:103-11. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2015.12.027. Epub 2015 Dec 29 Abstract (bold added) In general, there are few studies that analyse the impact of low temperatures on mortality and fewer still that use cold-wave-definition thresholds based on epidemiological and non-climatological criteria. Such a threshold definition, which took into account population features such as s... more »

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War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
.@Reuters reconstruction shows how events in #Dallas unfolded: https://t.co/DlYrKTVHCH pic.twitter.com/yq5nAZF4pe — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 9, 2016

A Look At Russia's New Doomsday Plane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Alexander Polyakov *Sputnik:* *Russia’s ‘Doomsday’ Military Plane Almost Ready for Flight* By the end of this year “Voronezh aircraft factory” will give Russia’s Ministry of Defense an airborne command system based on the upgraded Il-96-400 military aircraft, the press service of the military reported. “During this year, the factory is delivering to us a specialized airborne command system based on the Il-96-400. According to the plan, the contract for the AN-148 aircraft is being implemented,” military website RG.ru reported Deputy Defense Minister, Yuri Borisov, as say... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Guard Gunner* Army Pfc. Stephen Nelson fires an M240 from a mounted gunnery turret position at Camp Ethan Allen in Jericho, Vt., June 8, 2016. Nelson is a gunner assigned to the Vermont National Guard’s Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Avery Cunningham

The U.S. And China Prepare For A Submarine War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Chinese sailors salute on top of a submarine during the fleet review at a China-Russia joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea in April 2012. Photo: Reuters *South China Morning Post:** China and US in silent fight for supremacy beneath waves of South China Sea* The PLA Navy has dramatically extended the reach of its submarines in the contested waters, raising the risk to US warships, experts say. As the world focuses on the war of words between China and the US over the militarisation of the disputed South China Sea, a silent, underwater fight for supremacy between the two countri... more »

North Korea Test-Fires Submarine-Launched Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Reuters:* *North Korea fires missile from submarine but it appears to have failed: South Korea* North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday but the launch appears to have failed in the early stages of flight, South Korea's military said. The launch comes a day after the U.S. and South Korea pledged to deploy an anti-missile system to counter threats from Pyongyang, and two days after North Korea warned it was planning its toughest response to what it deemed a "declaration of war" by the United States. That followed Washington's blacklisting of the nation... more »

2016 Is The Year All ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Were Proved True

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
When we look back at 2016 we will remember it as a year when people started waking up. Countless ‘conspiracy theories’ have become mainstream facts – and we have only made it halfway through this momentous year. Old people may still be dozing in front of their TV screens and accepting mainstream news on face value. But the younger generations have started waking up and are starting to see things how they really are. The term ‘conspiracy theorist’ was coined by the CIA in an effort to discredit viable theories by people who sought out the truth. First revealed by the New York Times in... more »

FBI Leak: Hillary Clinton Foundation Guilty Of Treason

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
An FBI insider has come forward claiming that The Clinton Foundation has been found guilty of money laundering and fraud on a massive scale. According to an insider who says he has “intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the Clinton case,” FBI director James Comey decided not to indict Hillary due to the fact that the Clinton Foundation is a “massive spider web of connections and money laundering implicating hundreds of high-level people“. Infowars.com reports: “There is enough for her and the entire government to be brought down,” he revealed. “People do not realize how enorm... more »

Little Girl Left Paralysed After Routine Flu Shot

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A 9-year-old girl from Florida has been left paralysed and blind just days after receiving a routine flu shot from her doctor. Marysue Grivna was a healthy, active girl that loves playing outside, helping out in the kitchen, and could speak two languages – according to her parents. Trueactivist.com reports: Just six days after she went in for a flu shot, Marysue succumbed to a rare autoimmune disorder brought on by the shot in which the body attacks itself by targeting protective covers around nerve fibers. When the coverings are destroyed, it leaves the brain and spinal cord vulne... more »

Parents Sue California Over Mandatory Vaccine Law

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A group of disenfranchised California parents are suing the government over the harsh mandatory vaccine laws imposed on children in the state. A federal lawsuit has been filed against the state of California, saying that the state’s Orwellian mandatory vaccine law violates children’s right to education. Naturalnews.com reports: The right to education is guaranteed by the California constitution. The new law, however, bars children from both public and private schools if they have not received all 10 vaccines on the state’s required vaccine schedule. This leaves parents who have stro... more »

White House To Decide If Black Lives Matter Are ‘Terrorist Organisation’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A White House petition to officially “recognise Black Lives Matter as a terrorist organisation” has attracted a lot of signatures following the Dallas police shooting. The petition was set-up one day before the attack, and has already attracted 35,000 signatures. Once it reaches or exceeds its 100,000 goal by the August 5th deadline, the White House will be obliged to consider the request and provide a formal response. “Terrorism is defined as the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims,” the petition reads. “This definition is the same definition used to declar... more »

FBI Classify Children As ‘Terrorist Suspects’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The FBI have said that all 15 million teenagers in high schools across America should be regarded as potential ‘terrorist suspects’ unless they are willing to spy on their friends and families. Thedailysheeple.com reports: In July 2015, I reported on and analyzed the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism Program and concluded that it made every adult citizen a terrorism suspect. In January 2016, the FBI announced that it wants to make every high school teacher, administrator and student in America a spy to report to it or local State police suspicious words or activity by any teenage... more »

US Deploys 1,000 Troops To Russian Border

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
President Obama has deployed 1,000 American troops to the Russian border in readiness for a potential conflict between NATO and Russia. In a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Obama told NATO members that the US intends to ‘stand firm’ against the threat of Russia. Zerohedge.com reports: In the meeting, Obama called on NATO to “stand firm” against Russia, terrorism and other challenges even as a key member, UK, retrenches from Europe. In an op-ed published in the Financial Times on Friday, Obama says the U.S. and European nation “must summon the political will, and make concrete commitment... more »

New Documentary on Cyber-Security, Cyber-Threats and Stuxnet

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 21 hours ago
Addresses potential for attacks against nuclear power plants. Trailer here for Zero Days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq11OUKSDnU *DESCRIPTION Uploaded on Jun 11, 2016* A documentary thriller about the world of cyberwar. For the first time, the film tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware (known as a "worm" for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. This is the most comprehe... more »

Tony Blair May Be Expelled From Labour Party

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A petition recommending that former British prime minister Tony Blair be expelled from the Labour Party has received a huge number of signatures following the publication of the Chilcot report on Wednesday. The long-overdue 2.6 million-word report gives a scathing critique of Tony Blair’s decision to lead Britain into war with Iraq in 2003. Presstv.ir reports: The report concluded that military action was “not a last resort” and that the UK chose to go to war before the peaceful options had been exhausted. It also revealed that the war was unleashed on the basis of “flawed” intellig... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Recon Patrol, 1968

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Vietnam Security Check - 900] Reconnaissance Patrol, 9 July 1968 “Security Check: members of the 1st Provisional Rifle Company of Marine Aircraft Group 36 [MAG-36] check for signs of the enemy during a reconnaissance patrol north of the Phu Bai Marine Air Base. The rifle... more »

from the front lines, day five

allan at wmtc - 1 day 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, my members 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 City Manager Janice Baker was among them! I was home responding to members' questions, but I heard it was really LOUD and really FUN. Then, sometime ... more »

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 planning to dominate the earth or kill us all 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 an... more »

Gangjeong Community Kitchen on Navy Hit List

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 Ind... more »

Rubio Has One Path To Reelection: Patrick Murphy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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