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Thomas Paine

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

Friday, August 12, 2016

12 August - am - Blogs I'm Following

Putting my foot in it re: Climate

4:01 am MDT

Hillary and the Dems are All About Fixed Pies, Envy, Division and Resentment

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 8 minutes ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists' and National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Hall of Fame Luncheon at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)] When it comes to unity, the Democrats talk a good game -- but in the end they promote disunity because their electability depends on dividing society into groups and inciting anger, resentment and distrust. I don’t need to cite examples... more »

To Each His Own Olympics

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 21 minutes ago
[image: Anatoly Karpov, left, defending world chess champion, and challenger Garry Kasparov, both of the Soviet Union, are seen during the World Chess finals in Moscow, Sept. 1984. (AP Photo)] WASHINGTON -- You may be thrilled by the feats of Katie Ledecky, mesmerized by the grace of the women gymnasts, startled by Rio spectators mocking U.S. soccer star Hope Solo with chants of “Zika! Zika!” (the first recorded instance, noted one...more »

ISIS Has Many Fathers

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 57 minutes ago
*Better a conspiracy theorist in the White House than a conspirator.* History is a messy process. It is intellectually lazy to blame the rise of ISIS solely on the Obama administration's regime change policies in Syria and Libya, or on the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq. There are a multiple number of factors that have contributed to the rise of ISIS: *1) *Saudi, Qatari, and UAE funding, mobilizing, and arming of terrorists that are either linked to ISIS or end up joining the group; *2)* Turkey's role as a logistics hub in the transnational Jihadist network;* 3)* The failur... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*WNU Editor:* Will be travelling for the next 10 days .... seeing family and friends that I have not seen for a long time. Unfortunately .... blogging will be light during this time (maybe 10 posts per day instead of 30 per day) .... but rest assure .... I will be energised when I get back.

Detente 2.0 (An Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*WNU Editor*: A lot has happened since this post was put up last week .... *Should The West Push A New Policy Of Detente With Russia? *(August 4, 2016). To begin .... Jeffrey Taylor at the Atlantic put up a similar post post a few days later .... *The Time Is Ripe for Détente, 2.0 *(The Atlantic), and I have been receiving feedback from some WNU readers who are in the U.S. foreign policy establishment who have shifted their positions (in just one week) that maybe a different approach should be undertaken with Russia to lessen tensions. I personally hope this is the case .... a re... more »

Colombia And Venezuela Agree To A Plan To Partially Reopen The Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
President Nicolas Maduro and President Juan Manuel Santos spent months negotiating a way to reopen the border *BBC*:* Venezuela and Colombia to partially reopen border* Colombia and Venezuela have agreed to partially reopen their border, almost a year after it was closed. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro announced that the frontier would be opened on Saturday. During the first stage only pedestrians will be allowed to cross in five places along the 2,200km (1,370 miles) border. Mr Maduro shut the border on security grounds. Many ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
For the statheads: the #Rio2016 Olympics medal table by country #gold #silver #bronze pic.twitter.com/YRAyv1oRU3 — AFP news agency (@AFP) August 11, 2016

China Views The U.S. Deployment Of THAAD For South Korea As A Direct Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Flickr/U.S. Missile Defense Agency. *Washington Times*: *Furious China sees U.S. missile defense plan for South Korea as direct threat* U.S. military officials are trying to pacify a furious China in the wake of Washington’s plan to deploy a battery of advanced missile defense systems in South Korea, insisting to angry military leaders in Beijing that the weapons would be solely targeting ballistic missile threats from North Korea and not undercut China’s own military deterrent. Beijing has denounced the planned deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense weapon in South... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Rebel fighters ride a tank in an artillery academy of Aleppo. Photo: Reuters

This Is How A Navy Dies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The HMS Queen Elizabeth, floating for the first time in 2014 at the drydock in Rosyth near Edinburgh. Wikipedia *David Axe, Reuters*: *What the U.S. should learn from Britain’s dying navy* *Britain used to boast the most powerful navy in the world. No more.* That’s a serious problem for allies like the United States. Traditionally, Britain’s Royal Navy has been the U.S. Navy's closest partner. The two have fought together against most every foe. So any weakening of the Royal Navy also erodes Washington's naval power. Today, however, the Royal Navy is a shadow of its former self. G... more »

Election fraud allowed to take place in Muslim communities because of 'political correctness', report warns - No Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 2 hours ago
This Telegraph report http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/11/election-fraud-allowed-to-take-place-in-muslim-communities-becau/ is possibly the least surprising that I have read for some time. 'Election fraud allowed to take place in Muslim communities because of 'political correctness'...' No Shit Sherlock

Sphere Alliance Message #197 Atlantean Tobacco

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 2 hours ago

I was Aiwass Melchizidek

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago

DMZ: Disney World of Military Recruitment

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Yesterday Will Griffin and I were taken north to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) between North and South Korea. We were joined by several South Korean activists who specialize in Imjin River protection and landmines. My son Julian and his friend Emily (both also visiting South Korea) joined us for the day as well. We began by going to the overlook area between North and South where the Imjin River helps create a natural barrier between the two nations. Then we moved to another part of the DMZ where we walked down a tunnel (one of four) that North Korea created to allegedly infiltr... more »

Indigenous Tribes Just Lost the ‘Biggest Environmental Case in the World’

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - A US courts just let Chevron/Texaco off the hook for $9 billion. The post Indigenous Tribes Just Lost the ‘Biggest Environmental Case in the World’ appeared first on Waking Times.

Fifteen common arguments against immigration, addressed

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: 1892_small_fullsize] *Arguments against immigration come across our guest poster’s desk every day but their variety is limited. “Rarely,” says Alex Nowrasteh, “do I encounter a unique one. Several times a year I give presentations about these arguments and rebut their points. These are the main arguments against immigration and my quick responses to them.”* *1. “Immigrants will take our jobs and lower our wages, especially hurting the poor.”* This is the most common argument and also the one with the greatest amount of evidence rebutting it. First, the displa... more »

Man Who Leaked Clinton’s Medical Records Found Dead

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service has issued a report saying that the father of a doctor treating Hillary Clinton for dementia was found killed this weekend after he leaked information about her deteriorating health to the public. According to the report, Vincent Fleck, the father of Clinton’s physician Dr. Daniel Fleck, was found near his home just 24 hours after releasing Hillary’s most secret medical records to the public. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: The SVR first became “alerted/alarmed” regarding the circumstances of this latest mysterious death associated with Hillary Cli... more »

Former President Obama Pentagon Civilian Adviser Discusses How Wars Are Now Being Fought

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Wikipedia *Kathy Gilsinan, The Atlantic:* *‘We Have No Idea What War Is’* *Rosa Brooks discusses her tenure at the Pentagon, and the ever-expanding role of the American military.* Just days after I interviewed the legal scholar Rosa Brooks about her book on her time as a civilian advisor in President Barack Obama’s Pentagon, the United States bombed Libya again. This was the third such strike in the U.S. campaign against ISIS there, but this time, Reuters reported, U.S. officials said it “marked the start of a sustained air campaign.” Still, it was hard to tell how much of a turni... more »

Why Are There Are No Successful Black Nations?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Photo:* Protests In Ethiopia *Chogozie Obioma, Foreign Policy*: *There Are No Successful Black Nations* And the indignity and helplessness of blacks in America won’t end until we have a first-world African nation to lift up our people. In the wake of fresh deaths at the hands of police officers in the world’s greatest nation, we, the people of the black race, are once again the object of renewed worldwide attention. Questions of injustice in the United States have been duly raised and protested. And, once again, the black cultural elites in America have seized various platforms t... more »

Venezuela Food Crisis Deepens

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*CNN:* *Venezuela food crisis deepens as shipments plummet* You name it, Venezuela is short of it: Meat, fish, fruits, sugar and bread. The government just doesn't have enough money to pay for them. It's created a staggering humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, where citizens don't have enough food to eat. Looting and riots have rocked the country. The declines in exports of certain food categories are staggering. Bread shipments to Venezuela fell 94% in the first half of 2016 compared to the the same period last year. That's $216,000 worth of bread this year, versus $3.5 million las... more »

U.S. Considering Levying Sanctions On Russia For The DNC Hack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *U.S. Considers Sanctions Against Russia in Response to Hacks of Democratic Groups* *Levying sanctions would require White House to publicly accuse Russia or Russian-backed hackers.* WASHINGTON—U.S. officials are discussing whether to respond to computer breaches of Democratic Party organizations with economic sanctions against Russia, but they haven’t reached a decision about how to proceed, according to several people familiar with the matter. Levying sanctions would require the White House to publicly accuse Russia, or Russian-backed hackers, of committi... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg*: *Putin Fans the Flames in Ukraine Once Again* This is a perfect moment for the crisis in Ukraine to heat up, and worrying developments are afoot, prompting fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin might be planning an invasion or some other kind of hostile action against Kiev after all. On Wednesday, Russia's secret police, the FSB, said it had prevented a series of terror attacks in Crimea and that one of its operatives and a Russian soldier were killed in several shootouts with what the FSB says were agents of the Ukrainian defense ministry's ... more »

World News Briefs -- August 11, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Bloomberg*:* Russia Warns of ‘Consequences’ After Deaths as Ukraine on Alert* * Putin vows ‘serious additional measures’ on annexed peninsula * Ukrainian officials say Russia wants to escalate conflict Russia said the deaths of its servicemen in Crimea wouldn’t go “without consequences” and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko put his troops near the peninsula and in the country’s easternmost regions on “high alert,” warning that Vladimir Putin is seeking to reignite the conflict in the disputed territories. The Foreign Ministry in Moscow ratcheted up the threat of retaliation a ... more »

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Trump, Clinton spar over economic plans in dueling speeches* The 2016 presidential rivals set aside their latest campaign controversies Thursday to trade jabs on jobs, taxes and the economy -- with Donald Trump casting Hillary Clinton as bad for the housing industry and the Democratic nominee accusing her opponent of offering "no credible plans" for working Americans. Clinton also tried to out-tough Trump on trade, vowing to beef up enforcement on trade rules and punish countries that violate them. "Mr. Trump may talk a big game on trade, but his approach is based o... more »

The Trumpanzee Is Worse Than Hillary! Catchy Election Slogan?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
How lucky is Hillary Clinton that the inept, bumbling, stumbling Trump campaign is no match for her incredibly well-honed and utterly ruthless Machine. Team Trumpanzee has allowed Clinton to turn the 2016 campaign into a referendum on him. They've tried and tried to turn it into a referendum on her, of course, but in a classic lesser-of-two-evils election like this, a candidate unable and disinclined to control his dysfunctional and narcissistic impulses will never stand up to what Hillary can unleash without even breaking a sweat. She is simply crushing him-- and, because it's *h... more »

Quote of the Day: “The side-effect of rock-bottom interest rates is inequality”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“We know … what happens when the [central bank] starts to manipulate the financial markets by printing money. Interest rates do fall, which crushes savers. And pension funds get hit too, meaning larger liabilities for some companies and bankruptcies for others. The side-effect of rock-bottom interest rates is sky-high asset prices, delivering a windfall for the richest. It’s the best subsidy scheme ever devised for the 1 per cent. “QE is a magic wand of inequality.”* ~ Fraser Nelson, ‘Forget QE. Theresa May should cut taxes f she wants to drive growth. – TELEGRAPH . Conte... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 11: Which Gamer Most Affected the Way I Play

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 6 hours ago
Another one I get to punt on... It seems a little awkward to say "everyone" but in reality, that's pretty much the case. For example, in college I had the experience of playing in a Rolemaster oneshot with a GM with an amazing command of Beowulf - and brought it amazingly to life. I've gamed with people who are masters of systems, who are my age with similar gaming experiences, my age with totally different experiences, younger gamers whose first gaming experiences are totally different from mine, etc.

Kickstarter Deliveries and Other Late Summer Shininess

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 6 hours ago
I've been deluged by Kickstarter fulfillments over the past several weeks. And I've also been looking over other shiny things and checking out some older games. That's what happens when I'm between semesters in grad school apparently... So what's been at top of mind lately... - *Ghostbusters* - I'd originally intended a single game but I think we're going to do a mini-campaign at the very least. - *Star Wars - *I hear there's a new movie coming out... - *Call of Cthulhu* - In all honesty, it's not quite at the top of mind but it is a game I always find myself goi... more »

Attorney General Blocks FBI Request To Investigate Clinton Foundation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has blocked the FBI from opening up a public investigation into the Clinton Foundation. According to a CNN report on Wednesday, the FBI sent the Justice Department a request earlier in the year, but the DOJ insisted the FBI cease any investigative activity associated with the Clinton Foundation. The Clinton Foundation was not part of the recent investigation into her private server; it was separate. The FBI went to Justice Department earlier this year asking for it to open a case into the foundation, but the public integrity unit declined. The Justice... more »

Trump Doubles Down On Claim That Obama Founded ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Donald Trump refused to back down from his claims that President Obama is the “founder of ISIS” on Thursday, doubling down on his assertion that both Obama and Clinton are their biggest supporters. Speaking on CNBC’s “Squawkbox”, Trump said Obama was “the founder of ISIS, uh, absolutely”. Politico.com reports: The inflammatory accusation comes as Trump has set off another round of hand-wringing within the Republican Party, returning to his freewheeling ways after the GOP convention with overtures for Russia to hack Clinton’s emails, attacks on the Muslim-American family of a fallen ... more »

Wonder Woman

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
*"Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. * *Not wanting to be girls, they don't want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. * *Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman."*

Shake-spear’s Green Garland

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
Francis Garland, William Shakespeare, and John Dee's Green Language - Teresa Burns *Francis Garland, William Shakespeare, and John Dee’s Green Language* *by Teresa Burns* *I. Enter Francis Garland* In his now-famous diary, on December 19, 1586, John Dee writes: 19 Dec. On the 19th day (by the new calendar), to please Master Edward Garland (who had been sent as a messenger from the Emperor of Muscovy to ask me to come to him, *etc*) and his brother Francis, E.K. made a public demonstration of the philosophers’ stone in the proportion of one grain (no bigger than the least grain o... more »

Quote of the Day: How to really mess up your head

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*“If you think that weed, cocaine, and heroin mess up people's heads, you should see what statism does to them. The latter's harm exceeds the former's harm by many orders of magnitude.”* ~ Robert Higgs . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

WW3: Russian Tanks Roll Into Ukraine

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Vladimir Putin has deployed 32 Russian tanks in northern Crimea this week, in a buildup that suggests a war between the two countries is about to break out. Russia has closed its checkpoints along the Crimean border with Ukraine citing fears that the former Soviet state are planning to attack Russia. NATO have condemned Russian “aggression”, saying the convoy of 32 tanks, 16 howitzer cannons and 30 trucks of troops and equipment could spark a World War 3 scenario with its neighbour. Sky News reports: Ukraine’s military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing: “The depl...more »

Obama Administration Set To ‘Oversee’ U.S. Elections

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
President Barack Obama is considering plans to allow his administration to take full administrative control over the upcoming presidential elections, citing ‘security concerns’ as justification. As various news articles report on the alleged danger to American elections from Russian hackers, there is pressure on the government to allow a federal agency to protect the elections from these hackers. Thenewamerican.com reports: But many of the threats cited have nothing to do with the Internet, and giving blanket protective authority to a federal agency would grant broad powers far in ... more »

Why We May See a ‘Generation of Permanent Renters’

Robert Donachie at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Rent - 900] Following the subprime mortgage crisis from 2007-2009, the United States has seen a slow but noticeable recovery for the housing market but has left behind much of the middle-class. According to the National Association of Realtors, home prices have risen... more »

Russia Caught Red Handed With Hundreds of Ground Mercenaries in Syria

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In this January 28, 2009 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends the 'Opening Plenary of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009' at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.] A recent Sky News investigation reveals Russia is hiring hundreds of private military contractors to fight on the ground in Syria, catching the government in a lie that it only assists Syria from the air. Russia has repeatedly stressed its military operations... more »

End those freer-trade daydreams now

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
If anyone had any expectation about freer trade with the US, that was given the formal kiss of death overnight with Crooked Hillary’s declaration: *"I oppose it now, I'll oppose it after the election and I'll oppose it as President," the Democratic nominee told supporters at a factory in Michigan.* Mind you, she’s supported it before and probably will again on alternate Tuesdays, if she thinks there’s votes in it. But with Duplicitous Donald now her keener on building trade walls around their continent than trade between continents, hopes for freer trade with the US are now ge... more »

The ‘Road to Serfdom’ cartoon

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Hayek’s *Road to Serfdom* – all in a five-minute cartoon! DISCLAIMER: Well, maybe not *all*. *. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Clinton Offers Nothing New in Economic Policy Talk

Catherine Lucey & Lisa Lerer at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives a speech on the economy after touring Futuramic Tool & Engineering, in Warren, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.] WARREN, Mich. (AP) -- Her political fortunes flourishing, Hillary Clinton attempted to undercut Donald Trump’s claim to working-class voters Thursday, portraying her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues and pushing policies that would only benefit the super-wealthy -- himself... more »

What If Trump Is Just A Distraction?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*-by Tracy B Ann* Wait, what am I saying? There is no “if,” Trump *is* a distraction. It’s like when you’re driving down the road looking at an accident over on one side, and Wham! A car pulls in front of you and you rear end it because you weren’t paying attention. And it’s your fault too. It’s always the fault of the guy in the back. For not focusing on the road ahead. I’m saying this as nice as I know how, to the readers and leaders here on the internet. It’s time to fucking focus! Because, you know what happens when we all collectively look to one side of the road to gawk? We... more »

Climate Tricks 57, "Preventing flash floods" and the Green SONA

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 9 hours ago
Heavy rains and flash flood are natural and cyclical, nature-made and not "man-made". Big El Nino and drought is often followed by big La Nina and frequent/heavy rains. To help prevent or minimize flash flood, build more dams and "harvest" the water, instead of cursing the flood. After the wet months, or during El Nino years, we will thank the floods that deposited water in the dams. Weird comment from Cabanatuan City Mayor Julius Cesar Vergara, he said, "The water really came from the mountains," Haaaaa. I thought the flood water came from the sea :-) The problem here is that pe... more »

Trump Tells Evangelical Gathering He Could Lose

Josh Lederman at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after speaking to the National Association of Home Builders, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Miami Beach, Fla.] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Straying from his trademark bravado, Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday that his presidential campaign is facing challenges and could ultimately fall short -- a rare expression of humility by the Republican presidential nominee. Trump’s most explicit concession... more »

Atlantic Hurricane Season Heating Up: Time to Reform FEMA

Anna Ferrara & Riley Walters at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: A pickup truck lays destroyed next to a house damaged by a mudslide in Xaltepec, on the mountainous north of Puebla state, Mexico, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Earl grows to more than 30 in Mexico as a new tropical storm forms off the country's Pacific Coast.] Five named storms have already formed in 2016, with Hurricane Earl making landfall last Thursday in Belize. Massive thunderstorms caused extensive damage and death tolls have risen to over 40 people. With September usually a peak month of tropical activity, it... more »

Newsmax Host Taken Off Air After Exposing Network On Live Show

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Newsmax host Dennis Michael Lynch had his show taken off air after he went off script and began exposing the TV network live on-air. Lynch declared, “This will be, odds are, my last night,” on his program Unfiltered. He revealed the network bosses were restricting his editorial control over the show and attempting to silence his views. Mediaite.com reports: He revealed to viewers that in “fighting for Trump” on the air, he has “been restricted” in that message and was recently informed he “will no longer have editorial discretion on my own.” What bothered him most of all was that t... more »

Sorry Mr Keynes, credit creation does not create credible growth

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
Keynesians and all those modern mainstream economists who still follow his meretricious macroeconomic meanderings maintain that what drives economic growth is not savings but credit growth – and the more credit growth you have, even if it’s credit created not out of real savings but totally out of thin air, the more of that freshly-minted paper you have then the more economic growth you will have. QED. Or as the Latin scholars say, Quod Erat Demonstrandum. And yet is never has been demonstrandum. This is perhaps the single most important thing to understand about economics in ... more »

Holocaust Museum Produces Propaganda/Perception Management Video " to help Aleppo"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*I will not include the video in this post.* * I will not post any of the imagery associated with the video. This one sided agenda pushing campaign by the holocaust museum, exemplifies the blogs subheading perfectly " Truth exists; only lies are invented"* * You can view the video at the link provided. The real cause of all the suffering, death and destruction is not addressed in the video. I have read and written about the reality of the situation in Syrian to the best of my ability for more then 5 years now. This is not it! * *Holocaust Museum Wades Into Syria Debate With Calls To ... more »

Turkey To Ditch US Dollar, Pull Out Of NATO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Turkey have announced plans to ditch the US dollar and pull out of NATO altogether, following a war of words between Ankara and the West on Thursday. One day after NATO reminded Turkey that it was still a NATO alliance member, foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Turkish’s NTV television that the country might “seek other options outside of NATO for defense industry cooperation, although its first option is always cooperation with its NATO allies.” Zerohedge.com reports: The sharply worded retort came on the same day that Turkey said it will resume airstrikes on Islamic State tar... more »

Dear Elizabeth May

Alison at Creekside - 10 hours ago
Letter to Elizabeth May from the former Green Party dcomm : I served as Director of Communications for the Green Party of Canada during the 2011 election. Here is the letter I just sent to Elizabeth May: Dear Elizabeth, Since leaving the employ of the Party in 2011, I have kept quiet, avoiding commenting on or becoming involved in party activities and policies. I do feel compelled to comment now, however, in the light of the laudable news that the party has passed a motion supporting BDS activities against Israel, and the far less laudable news that you are so upset about this motion ... more »

Arrests underway at Dakota Access Pipeline blockade at Cannon Ball, North Dakota

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. Eleven protectors arrested at Sacred Stones Camp today. Brave Dakota and Lakota women arrested. Police hostile and tossing around peaceful land and water defenders. Video on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/margaret.gates.902/videos/10154349683831774/ . Bismarck Tribune photo Photos above: Oglala Lakota woman arrested at Sacred Stones Camp, blockade of

Economic News , Data & Views..... August 11, 2016.... Quick Hits- 1. Markets & Market Moving News : S&P 500 , NASDAQ & DOW Hit Record Highs - First time All Three Have done so since 1999 ; Despite Supply Concerns , Oil Hits A Three Week High - Buoyed By Another Set Of Production Freeze Comments - This Time From Saudis ; Europe Stoxx 600 Reflects Brexit Losses Now Erased ; Front Running - Asia Overnight , Europe Morning & Wall Street On Deck. 2. Turkey News For Thursday - Purge Related Items , Geopolitical Developments. 3. Syria Items De Jour. 4. Europe - Around The Horn Today. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 10 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... Asia Updates..... *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 8m 8 minutes ago PBoC Fixes Yuan Reference Rate At 6.6543 (prev 6.6255) *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 12m 12 minutes ago Party like it's 1999. S&P 500, Dow, Nasdaq hit records together for 1st time since 1999. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ 2016-08-10/oil-slump-clouds-asian-stock-outlook-as-kiwi-climbs-with-copper … *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago U.S. stocks climb to all-time highs thanks to jump in oil http:// on.mktw.net/2bkFNmI *MarketWatch*...more »

Fears Of Coup In Dominican Republic After High Profile Arrests Made

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Evidence has emerged that the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer bribed its way into the Dominican Republic with the sale of Super Tucano aircraft being guaranteed after one million dollars was paid in bribes to Dominican military officials and politicians. Abreureport.com reports: The Super Tucanos were purchased with the objective of protecting Dominican airspace from narco-planes, with some politicians demanding that the Air Force be given the power to shoot down any aircraft that entered Dominican airspace without authorization. The oldest Dominican daily, Listin Diario, i... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 10 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* There's a manhunt going on right now for 2 burglars who broke into the 'Apple compound,' report says Wikileaks' Assange Hints Murdered DNC Staffer Was Email-Leaker, Offers $20k Reward For Info Latest Hillary Email Scandal Reveals State Department "Favors" To Clinton Foundation We talked to the 'God' of counterfeiting who printed $250 million in fake cash — and got away with only 6 weeks in prison Yes he really put in such an order to the printing press: "Label them US TWENTY. and put a watermark like the one on the u.s. twenty. oh, and could you add a pic... more »

More of this please, David Seymour, not less

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
ACT MP David Seymour and others have been criticising the latest Private Members Bill to be drawn from the ballot, a bill by National backbencher Nuk Korako to debate lost luggage. Says David: *Silly bills like this, from both sides of Parliament, clog up the ballot, reducing the chances of more serious bills (like my End of Life Choice Bill) being drawn and voted on.* I think David may be missing a point. It’s certainly true that MPs debating and passing more serious bills like his End of Life Choice Bill would be a good thing. A very good thing indeed. But as David and you a... more »

Josh Marshall says we're off the rails!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016Rip Van Winkle awakes:* Yesterday afternoon, Josh Marshall issued the following statement. He may have been wrong on his underlying facts, but he was certainly right on his basic assessment. Headline included: MARSHALL (8/10/16): *We're Off The Rails, Folks* It's a logical development based on what happened yesterday. But when the Secret Service has to talk to one presidential candidate about hinting at the assassination of the other candidate ... *folks, we've gone seriously off the rails as a country.* Marshall linked to this report about a report—to a...more »

Weird Object In Strange Orbit Located On Far Side Of Neptune

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Scientists have discovered a tiny mysterious planet in a strange orbit beyond Neptune on the outer edge of the solar system. Nicknamed Niku, it appears to be a trans-Neptunian object and it has got scientists baffled. RT reports: Niku, named after Chinese word for ‘Rebel’, has a diameter of just 200km (120 miles), is 160,000-times smaller than Neptune and behaves like no other similarly-sized planet in the Solar System. This trans-Neptunian object orbits the Sun in a retrograde direction, meaning it rotates in the opposite direction to the Sun’s rotation. The angle it takes for this... more »

Faith Groups Force Temporary Victory in California Gender Ideology Fight

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Religious Liberty Censored - 900] It what is at least a temporary victory for faith-based and religious liberty groups, a California legislator has pulled a bill that opponents say would have forced religious schools to accept gender ideology. The Los Angeles Times reports that state Senator Ricardo... more »

Study: Michelle Obama’s School Lunches May be INCREASING the Obesity Rate

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: School Lunch Line - 900] First lady Michelle Obama's school lunch program might be making the poorer children it's supposed to help more likely to become overweight, according to new government-funded research. Virginia Tech researchers tracked financially vulnerable kids who got free school meals from... more »

North Dakota Progressive-- A Guest Post By Marvin Nelson, The Only Democrat In America Trying To Win An Open Red Gubernatorial Seat

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Sometimes there's no incentive for the party bosses like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Steve Israel, Ed Rendell and Chuck Schumer to stick their noses into races and these glorified ward healers let Democratic voters pick their own candidates. That's what happened in North Dakota, where Bernie swept the state caucuses and beat Hillary 64.2 to 25.6%, including big wins in Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck and winning 13 of the state's 18 delegates. One of Bernie's biggest champions in the state is Marvin Nelson, the progressive Democratic candidate for Governor in North Dakota, he sta... more »

This Mother Says Her Kids With Microcephaly are ‘the Greatest Gift God Has Ever Given Me’

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Zika virus - 900] With Americans increasingly scared about Zika as the first domestic mosquito-borne cases have been discovered in Florida, Haneefa De Clercq says that women who bear children with microcephaly will be taught "how to love." De Clercq should know. Two of her three... more »

Turkey’s Coup Plotters Outing Themselves including Requesting Asylum in the US!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*WSJ presents this as Turkey hunting coup plotters*.* Reality? -These suspicious persons are outing themselves!!* Two Turkish military attachés posted in Greece and their families disappeared just before a request from Turkey on Sunday to have Athens revoke their diplomatic passports, according to a person familiar with the matter. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the Turks had boarded a ferry bound for Italy, but that their current whereabouts were unknown. You may recall the Turks landing in Greece immediately preceding the failed coup? Provided Greek military escort t... more »

Snapchat Accused Of Racism, Removes ‘Yellowface’ Filter

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Snapchat has removed a photo filter that turned users’ facial features into oriental caricatures. The lens turned user’s faces, specifically their eyes and teeth into a goofy image of a person from East Asia. Snapscat removed the new face altering filter after people complained of racial insensitivity calling it the equivalent of “yellowface.” PC Mag reports: Following a Bob Marley-esque faux pas, Snapchat is in hot water again, thanks to a recent filter that allowed users to transform their faces into what many are calling “yellow face.” Said lens gave those using it cartoony slant... more »

Russia To Hold Naval Drills Near Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is set to carry out tactical exercises in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea starting on August 15th, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported on Thursday. Altogether, 10 warships will engage in live artillery and missile fire “under simulated battlefield conditions” including The Serpukhov and The Zelyony Dol, which are equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles, will take part in the exercises RT reports The force includes two fast attack guided missile craft, both armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missile complexes equipped with 8 missiles each. Simultaneously... more »

These Are The Wars That The Next U.S. President Will Inherit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ben Watson, Defense One*: *This is the War Against al-Qaeda the Next US President Will Inherit* Fifteen years after invading Afghanistan in pursuit of the 9/11 attackers, the U.S. is bombing a half-dozen more countries. On Sept. 18, 2001, Congress authorized U.S. military action against the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks. But next year, when a new president arrives at the White House, he or she will inherit a war sprawled across seven countries — and beyond. Just days before the two-year anniversary of the start of U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State group, President... more »

All the conclusions lost cause they never finished

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
So many trillions and of the billons its hard not to say some of the good ones must have lost

The Disappearance of Silence

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Edward Curtin* - Silence is a word pregnant with multiple meanings, and to some it is a threat. The post The Disappearance of Silence appeared first on Waking Times.

The Price We Pay for Using Pesticides and Genetically Engineered Crops

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - History is rife with pest control experiments gone terribly wrong. The post The Price We Pay for Using Pesticides and Genetically Engineered Crops appeared first on Waking Times.

Twin Bombs Hit Popular Thailand Resort Of Hua Hin

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
One woman has been killed and at least 12 people injured after two bomb explosions ripped through the resort of Hua Hin in Thailand. Foreign tourists are among those injured according to Thai police. The Sun reports: Update on bomb in Trang, 1 dead & 7 injured – RT @TNAMCOT: บึ้มตรังตาย1เจ็บ7 #Thailand pic.twitter.com/UhLALuPsfE — Richard Barrow (@RichardBarrow) August 11, 2016 #ด่วน เกิดเหตุระเบิดมากว่า 1 จุด ในพื้นที่ อ.หัวหิน จ.ประจวบคีรีขันธ์ พบผู้บาดเจ็บหลายราย เจ้าหน้าที่เข้าตรวจสอบ pic.twitter.com/xXFQLZnqdo — สำนักข่าวไทย อสมท (@TNAMCOT) August 11, 2016 Authorities are said ... more »

Thailand's Bombing: Likely Suspects

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
*August 12, 2016* (The New Atlas) - Bombs rocked two tourist destinations in Thailand yesterday, in Trang and in the coastal city of Hua Hin. Several people are reportedly dead and many more are injured. The bombings have now been splashed across international headlines, likely at least temporary damaging Thailand's tourism sector, one of several likely objectives behind the attacks. The most likely culprits are forces linked to ousted former-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, his political party Pheu Thai and his street front, the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (U... more »

A Look At The Worsening Situation In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daniel Depetris, Defense One/Fiscal Times*: *Afghanistan Is Going From Bad to Worse* On July 25, the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan released its latest quarterly report on civilian casualties from the war. Afghanistan was already one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a civilian, but the findings of the investigation were even worse than observers and U.S. officials expected: between January 1, 2016 to June of this year, the fighting killed 1,601 civilians and injured another 3,565. “This represents an increase of four percent in the total number of casualti... more »

Top U.S. General In Afghanistan: '300 ISIS Fighters Killed In Two Week Operation'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
CNN *NBC:** 300 ISIS Fighters Killed in U.S.-Afghan Operation in Nangarhar: NATO* NEW DELHI — An estimated 300 ISIS fighters were killed in a joint Afghan-U.S. operation launched about two weeks ago, NATO's top commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday. Gen. John Nicholson said the offensive in the eastern province of Nangarhar was part of U.S. operations to degrade the capabilities of ISIS wherever it raised its head, whether in Iraq and Syria or in Afghanistan. The group, believed to be confined to three or four of the more than 400 districts in Afghanistan, last month claimed re... more »

United Nations: Fighting In Aleppo Has Left 2 Million Civilians Without Water

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Fighting in Aleppo Leaves 2 Million Without Water, U.N. Says* Two million people in the contested Syrian city of Aleppo lack access to running water because of escalated fighting, the United Nations said Tuesday, beseeching combatants to declare a humanitarian pause to permit emergency deliveries of aid and to fix damaged pumps. “The U.N. is extremely concerned that the consequences will be dire for millions of civilians if the electricity and water networks are not immediately repaired,” the organization said in a statement. “The U.N. stands ready to assist th... more »

For The First Time In History B-1, B-2, and B-52 Bombers Are Operating In The Pacific

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit sit beside one another on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.10, 2016. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. The B-1 Lancer, which arrived at Andersen Aug. 6, will replace the B-52 in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Continuous Bomber Presence mission. The CBP bomber swap between the B-1 and B-52 is occurring throughout t... more »

Canadian Warship On NATO Mission Hit By Outbreak Of Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Some 20 sailors aboard the frigate HMCS Charlottetown have been hit by an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease. (ANDREW VAUGHAN / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO) *Toronto Star:* *Canadian warship hit by outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease* *Canadian warship on NATO mission suffers outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease affecting 20 sailors.* OTTAWA—A Canadian warship deployed at sea on a NATO mission has been hit by an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease, the Star has learned. Some 20 sailors aboard HMCS Charlottetown came down with the contagious disease in recen... more »

Police In Canada Kill Would-Be Islamic State Suicide Bomber Near Toronto

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CBC*:* FBI tip led RCMP to thwart possible terrorist act by Aaron Driver in Strathroy, Ont.* Driver, who was killed by police, was under a peace bond after openly supporting ISIS on social media The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation tipped off the RCMP about a person who was potentially planning a terrorist attack in Canada, says Reuters, which led the RCMP to a small Ontario town where they ended up killing a known ISIS sympathizer. After receiving the tip Wednesday morning, police responded to what they called "a potential terrorist threat" in the small southern Ontario tow... more »

World News Briefs -- August 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A general view shows rising smoke from a Syrian regime controlled cement factory, in Aleppo, Syria August 9, 2016.REUTERS/ABDALRHMAN ISMAIL *Reuters*: *Fighting in Aleppo persists despite Russia ceasefire announcement: rebels* Fighting persisted in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday more than an hour into a three-hour ceasefire announced by Russia, two rebel groups and a witness in the city said, as government forces tried to reverse last week's opposition gains. Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, said on Wednesday daily ceasefires would l... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
An Air Force C-17 takes off from an undisclosed base in the Persian Gulf region. (Photo: Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal) *The Hill*:* Pentagon won't reveal how many troops are fighting ISIS* The Pentagon has declined to say how many U.S. troops are actually on the ground in Iraq and Syria more than two years after the first deployments to fight the Islamic State. The military only shares the number of full-time troops deployed, known as the "force management level" or FML. That figure is currently about 3,825 in Iraq and 300 in Syria, but the number of troops on the ground, inclu... more »

Beck Henson

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Like they make sails or something nordic maybe a telephone a sharp car or a Viper jest its the Notheren Euipeions thjat are the best nothing wrong with the southern cux in holiday but as a way of living no rainy day

Report: Twitter Secretly Censored Criticism of Obama

Blake Neff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a ceremony honoring 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey on Sept. 25, 2015 at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Washington, D.C.] Twitter deliberately censored comments hostile to President Obama during a Q&A he gave on the platform, a new report says. According to Buzzfeed News, citing a company insider, then-CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered Twitter employees to filter out abusive replies to... more »

August 11: My birthday is coming. Think about that.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 15 hours ago
This article is kinder to Trump than I would be - but it's bang on about Clinton. https://www.opendemocracy.net/mikhail-molchanov/what-does-security-establishment-attack-on-trump-say-about-establishment?utm_source=Daily+New _________________________________________________________ Front page news - a panhandler has been banned from begging at a certain street corner. (Gee. could this be the start of a campaign against big panhandlers - like the irvings who ask for money from all of us?) In other Section A big news that we NEED to know, a man got a jail sentence for a break-in and thef... more »

Plight Of Displaced In Iraq’s Anbar Province

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Anbar was the first province in Iraq to lose a city to the insurgency starting over two years of displacement. Now that the governorate is being liberated thousands are returning to their homes, but to dire conditions. There are very few aid agencies working in Anbar, and they along with the provincial and central government lack the funds to adequately provide for the displaced. There is widespread destruction in the freed cities, no working economies and only the barest of basic services, but despite these dilemmas more and more people are making the trip back to their regions. ... more »

The ‘Grim Sleeper’ Gets Death Sentence For Serial Killings

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The Los Angeles serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” has been sentenced to death for the murders of nine women and a teenage girl. Former L.A. garage attendant and sanitation worker David Franklin Jr. showed no remorse as he was sent to death row. Fox 11 reports: Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 63, was convicted May 5 of 10 counts of first- degree murder for the killings of nine women and a 15-year-old girl between 1985 and 2007. In June, jurors recommended that Franklin receive the death penalty. Before handing down the sentence, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy re... more »

What's Going On Behind The Systemic Lawlessness of Western Police Forces?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 15 hours ago
*Aaron Driver - Recently killed by Police in Ontario* *Police "Goof Ball Patsy" du Jour?* Another day, another police patsy goes down. This time in Ontario. Young Aaron Driver, photo above, was killed by police during some kind of incident...the details of which are probably inconsequential...because they will never be confirmed as fact, one way or the other. Here's the report from the BBC. The important thing to note is the standard reaction from those who actually knew the young man...it is typical "disbelief": Leonard Tailleur, Driver's former lawyer, said it was "absolutely... more »

Discovery Of 3,000-Year-Old Skeleton Could Confirm Dark Greek Legend

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenager amid animal remains atop Mount Lykaion, the birthplace of the legendary Greek god Zeus. According to ancient legend human sacrifices were made at an altar at the top of the mountain to appease Zeus. The sinister discovery in the southern Peloponnese region of Greece could corroborate one of the darkest legends of antiquity….that human sacrifice took place. Sigma Live reports: Greece’s Culture Ministry said on Wednesday that the skeleton, probably of an adolescent boy, was found in the heart of the 30-metre broad ... more »

Author loses five papers, most for “compromised” peer review

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
PLOS ONE has retracted three papers after the first author admitted to submitting the manuscripts without co-authors’ consent, and an investigation suggested that two out of the three papers had received faked reviews. Last August, the same author — Lishan Wang of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University — lost two more papers (one in Tumor Biology and […] The post Author loses five papers, most for “compromised” peer review appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: The Battle For Aleppo And The Hypocrisy Of US War Propaganda!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
The war in Syria to free itself from the tyrannical forces of the US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal continues... Just last week I and others had assumed that it would only be a matter of time before Syria's largest city, Aleppo, would finally be free from the scourge of the so called "terrorists" and "moderate rebels" that in reality are nothing more than murderous US bought and paid for mercenaries..... But with the apparent setbacks over the last few days, the freeing of Aleppo by the good guys, the Syrian army and their allied forces, will take a bit longer than expected. I have lon... more »

What The Heck Just Happened In Ukraine? False Flag Interruptus In Crimea!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
Once again, personal and business life has taken me away from posting any new articles at this blog over the last few days... Only last night I finally sat down to take a closer look at what has been really happening in our sick world, and especially the ongoing battle to free the Syrian city of Aleppo from the grip of the US bought and paid for mercenaries.... But one major and troubling incident happened just the other day (and lo and behold no reports from the Jew spew media anywhere...) that is most troubling and occurred in the Russian Federation territory of Crimea... Apparent... more »

(TPP/Jobs Numbers Frauds/Bush League Redux) Foreclosure Fraud Epidemic Not Alleviated - Bragged About As Good Business?  (You Got Served! The One-Party State? Chaos Vote Wins )  No Conspiracies Here:  Clinton Campaign Dead-On Clean (DNC Staffer Could Have Said She Couldn't Accept Lawsuit, But Did the Opposite)

"Madness! Madness!" - The Bridge on the River Kwai Ex-CIA Director Who Endorsed Clinton Calls for Killing Iranians and Russians in Syria "Six Things to Know About the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)" "Why This Job Market is Still Terrible: The Politically Incorrect Numbers Everyone is Hushing Up" If you think the Bushes are not supporting Donald Trump's candidacy, you might want to rethink

How the US Took Over Myanmar's Ministry of Information

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*August 11, 2016* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Uncharacteristically, Myanmar's Ministry of Information-run newspaper, the Burmese-language Myanma Alinn Daily, levelled commentary toward neighbouring Thailand. It is uncharacteristic, because until of late, the paper and the Ministry of Information itself has generally refrained from commenting on the politics of other nations. And not only did the Ministry of Information-run newspaper comment on Thailand's politics, it did so in a way supporting a wider Western-crafted narrative attempting to undermine the legitimacy of Bangkok's current ... more »

The very fact that it's called the Clinton "Global" Initiative should give you pause...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*thanks to Bunkerville for sending me down a rabbit hole that reaches to China.* Yesterday, Bunkerville posted on *Bill Clinton's Body Man, Doug Band, and his connection with the recent email "pay-for-play" scandal.* One link in the post was to a 2013 article in the New Republic *Scandal at Clinton Inc. How Doug Band drove a wedge through a political dynasty.* *I highly recommend, in view of all the breaking news about improper government links to the different Clinton foundations, that you read this important piece for a better understanding of what's going on with the current "p... more »

Big Idea #4

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 16 hours ago
*The Economist* explains the Keynesian multiplier.

DNC Email Hack Just Got a Lot Bigger

Ted Goodman at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 4: Mary Rich, the mother of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich, gives a press conference in Bloomingdale on August 1, 2016. Seth Rich was gunned down in the DC neighborhood a month ago and the Rich's were imploring people for any information they may have about his killer. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images)] An investigation by the FBI has revealed the hack against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) may be much larger than expected. According to The New York Times, the hack extended well beyond the DNC, and may have ... more »

British pair’s wins Diving Gold at RIO 2016

Megaan at Current News Updations - 16 hours ago
The British pair’s win was their country’s very first in an Olympic tournament and came as anything of a shock in an event that Chinese divers have won at the previous two Games. Reigning world champions Qin Kai and also Cao Yuan were going to keep on that run at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre, however needed to accept bronze behind the USA’s Sam Dorman and also Mike Hixon, who take silver after posting a competition-best score for their sixth and also final dive.

Aldeehani won double Trap Gold

Megaan at Current News Updations - 16 hours ago
The 49-year-old, who is actually competing at Rio 2016 as an Independent Olympic Athlete, held up to the Rio wind {and|s} rain to see off Marco Innocenti of Italy in the duel for gold, nailing 26 targets out of 30 to the Italian’s 24. In the all-British shoot-off for bronze, Steven Scott beat Tim Kneale with an ideal score of 30. Innocenti missed 2 clays quickly and was in no way capable of make up the deficit, enabling Aldeehani, who gathered double trap bronze at Sydney 2000 and also trap bronze at London 2012, to win gold.

Wiggins Record medal haul in Track Cycling

Megaan at Current News Updations - 16 hours ago
Wiggins are going to compete in the men’s side pursuit that can become the very first British athlete to win eight Olympic medals. He carries won six track cycling medals, which includes three golds, along with a gold medal in the road cycling time trial, However Australia, New Zealand and also Denmark all bring strong pursuiting squads to Rio 2016. Lead by Wiggins and now-retired Chris Hoy, the Great Britain side evolved as track cycling’s prominent force in 2008, and have won 7 gold medals at every one of the past two Olympic Games. The British is going to be the side to defeat a... more »

Facebook Bamboozles the New York Times Again About What Goes On In Schools

Susan O at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
NOTE: Following Stephen Krashen's injunction that Somewhere/Sometime Someone at the New York Times reads the letters we send, and that's why we must keep sending them, I sent a very much shortened version of this piece. Long or short, I know that few people can grasp what* student choice* means in the classroom. * by Susan Ohanian* What passes for student choice in this Facebook- Summit charter school set-up (Facebook HelpsDevelop Software That Puts Students in Charge of Their Lesson Plans) described in the *New York Times* illustrates how easily too many people are bamboozled ... more »

Diminutive UFO Occupants or Elementals?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Diminutive UFO Occupants or Elementals?* *By Scott Corrales (c) 2016* Traditional cases involving “close encounters of the third kind” are as rare as hens’ teeth these days. These occurrences – involving contact between alleged non-human entities and ordinary humans – filled magazine articles and news columns in the ‘60s and ‘70s, petering out in the 1980s as UFO research went into a deep sleep, or into a cocoon from which an entirely new thing emerged. A media-savvy ufology, front-loaded with images and situations drawn from television series (“V”) and conspiracy literature. Roa... more »

Obama moved the ball on a basic human right healthcare

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
no he may have moved it into unsustainable but he moved it towards its aMRERICAN Simulatrity, Singhle single spsaye sinhler payer you know what I mean even if I can not spell this time like

Seeking an attorney in a Nuke war

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Legal representation how many of the nine billion children of motherfuckrs could say those two words, Even if they could for some propabagdagllla tour video concurr what does it say about the current atmosphere were women are alive and thats what IMHO makes mankind alkve

Chicago a 24 a Small dime and sunglasses pre hybrid

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Okay I get you blues kickers we are living in a world where even our fantasis are no longer politically correct because of all your dream trips in your human life the coral reeef is dying a ltittle more ever sunday morning comming down cause there is notthing in this world as I can tifest to a wanking wonder world Sam Stock with all thats in store and all the broken synaps made the world exactly as could tell pretty much just as I could make it well So come on Chigacho show me some of that center of railway space where everyone wanted to travel to and teh worlds tallest pure capitalist e... more »

Turkey and Russia to have joint Air Operations against ISIS ....out of Incirlik?!!!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 16 hours ago
*A Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jet lands at Incirlik* *air base in Adana, Turkey © Murad Sezer / Reuters * According to a report in this morning's RT Turkey will resume airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, and *has asked Russia to carry out joint operations against its “common enemy.”* Ankara halted strikes after the downing of a Russian plane by Turkish forces last year. Given the significant *photo of a Turkish plane landing at Incirlik Air Base (copied above)* who could fault me for "jumping to the conclusion" that the Russians and the Turks would conduct their join... more »

From Wisconsin... To Florida

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
I'm the most upbeat guy you'll ever meet, always optimistic and if you started reading this blog any time since 2005, you never heard me say "I'm depressed." But Tuesday evening I was. (I was better by yesterday, cheery as ever.) Most people would say I might have been depressed because I had a chemo "tune-up" and got a bunch of drugs pumped into me including stuff that made me semi-delirious. But no, I'm pretty sure that wasn't it. I was even happy about that because one drug that usually takes 4-5 hours to infuse now only takes 90 minutes because I react so well to the process. ... more »

The Latest: Kaneto Takes Women’s 200m Breaststroke Gold

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Japan's Rie Kaneto celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 200-meter breaststroke final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 10:20 p.m. MEDAL ALERT: Rie Kaneto of Japan has won gold in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke at the Rio Olympics. Yulia Efimova of... more »

One small island’s dream of energy self-sufficiency (At a cost of $12 million!)

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/752623.html From the Korean news site, The Hankyoreh: At 0.85 square kilometers, Gapa Island is less than one-third the size of the Yeouido, an island in the middle of Seoul (2.94 square kilometers). Gapa is located between Mara Island, the southernmost point of South Korean territory, and Moseul […]

Against Entryism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 17 hours ago
Haven't we already done this? The spectre of Trotty entryism is being raised again, this time by deputy leader Tom Watson. Writing to Jeremy Corbyn, his recent warnings that the Old Man's followers are pouring into the party to twist minds as well as arms now, apparently, has some evidence to back it up. In addition to a dossier comprising the pronouncements from the likes of the Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party, Tom exposes a nefarious document allegedly passed between Momentum activists on how to take over Labour Party branches. As this recommends making meetings inter... more »

DISTURBING EXAMPLES: The views of Humean compatibilists!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016Part 3—When pundit professors opine:* When Men in Black was released in 1991, it was widely viewed as a mere entertainment. That said, experts wondered if the film might not have been intended as a disguised documentary—as a warning about extraterrestrial infestation of our home planet, the earth. Signs of this possibility were widely observed. For starters, the film featured two actors improbably (said to be) named Smith and Jones. One couldn't seem to decide where he was from—Philadelphia or Bel Air. According to published reports, the other had been ... more »

As Tensions With Russia Escalates, Ukraine Puts Its Military Forces At Combat Alert

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
© Mikhail Palinchak / Ukrainian Presidential Press Service / Reuters *RFE:** Poroshenko Puts Troops In Eastern Ukraine On Highest Alert* Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he has instructed all military units near Russian-occupied Crimea and in the easterly Donbas region to be at the highest level of combat readiness, following Russian allegations of a Ukrainian incursion into Crimea. Also on August 11, the spokesman for Ukraine's General Staff told Reuters that Ukraine had been holding scheduled military exercises in southern Ukraine since August 10. The statements come as... more »

China Begins A New Propaganda War Against The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Financial Times:* *Across much of the world, fear-mongering and xenophobia are creeping into public and political discourse.* In liberal democracies with traditions of free speech, vociferous denunciations of these attitudes can act as a counterweight. But in authoritarian countries where alternative narratives are forbidden, official attempts to demonise foreigners and “others” can be especially dangerous. In the past week, the Chinese government has launched several viral online videos that blame “western hostile forces” for a host of ills and supposed conspiracies within China... more »

FBI Wanted The Clinton Foundation To Be Investigated, But Was Told No

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *The FBI wanted the Justice Department to investigate the Clinton Foundation - but the DOJ declined * * A report that came out today acknowledged that the Federal Bureau of Investigations had wanted Justice to take up a Clinton Foundation probe * The Department of Justice declined to do so - noting that DOJ had looked into Hillary Clinton's family foundation the year before * At that time there wasn't enough evidence to open an investigation * The news that as investigation had been sought comes on the heels of the latest Clinton emails release from her time at the Sta... more »

U.S. Marines Test New Combat Uniforms And Boots For Jungle Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: This will have a huge impact on the battlefield. I am just surprised that they are coming around to doing something about it only now.

Will The F-35 Crush China's J-20 Stealth Fighter in Battle?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
J-20 Mighty Dragon stealth fighter jet. Chinese Military Review *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *The Reason Why America's F-35 Would Crush China's J-20 Stealth Fighter in Battle* The United States Air Force would maintain an “asymmetric” advantage over potential adversaries in the Western Pacific even after the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force inducts the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter into operational service. That’s the contention of the service’s top uniformed officer—who was asked about the potential geopolitical implications of the introduction of the new Chinese w... more »

The U.S. Air Force Is Running Out Of Pilots

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A member of the U.S. Air Force stands in front of an F-22 Raptor at Seoul Airport in South Korea, on Oct. 19, 2015. The Air Force says it faces an imminent shortfall of 700 pilots by the end of 2016. SeongJoon Cho Bloomberg *McClatchy*: *U.S. Air Force laments that it’s short of pilots* WASHINGTON: The U.S. Air Force faces a shortfall of 700 fighter pilots by the end of the year and as many as 1,000 pilots within a few years, Air Force officials said Wednesday. “It is a crisis,” said Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force chief of staff. “Air superiority is not an American birthright. ... more »

China Boasts Combat Capabilities Of Aircraft Carrier In Territorial Dispute

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
China relies on the Liaoning aircraft carrier’s increased lethal capabilities to fight any future wars arising out of disputed territorial claims in the South China Sea. China has already notified its citizens to prepare for war. Sputnik reports: Last week, Chinese TV boasted about the “growing combat capabilities” of its Liaoning (CV-16) aircraft carrier, noting that the battle platform can carry up to 20 fighter jets, bolstering Beijing’s balance of naval and aviation power in the Pacific rim amid growing tensions. Last Monday’s footage revealed the Liaoning carrying eight Shenyan... more »

Little Weed

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
If only Monsanto saw you as a flower diandilon giving me yellow and making me fertizler mellow

If you want to glimpse the future its over a Thosand one way to Narita

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
But what journey can be measured buy its cost its always about the rewards In Trump years' I have spent a lifetime in Japan In Hilary years I have not even cleared customs so which life' is relevant when you pick your partner for the next life?

I can help myself drain you

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
Welcome to the new world of commerce

cross purpose on crtical liqueds

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
well there is always wate and thats what we really need from above and i am so dry in spirit I need a rainstrom from above

Tough Talk Between Russia, Ukraine Heats up Crimea Stalemate

NATALIYA VASILYEVA at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, second left, talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are gathering for crucial talks in the hope of negotiating an end fighting between Russia-backed separatist and government forces in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko, Pool)] MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine’s president put his army on combat alert Thursday along the country’s de-facto borders with Crimea and separatist rebels in the east as a war of words between Russia and Ukraine threatene... more »

Climate scare based on flawed computer models

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 18 hours ago
Tom Harris interviewed on August 8, 2016 by nationally syndicated Bill Martinez. Broadcast on over 200 radio stations across the United States. Published on Aug 10, 2016 Some quotes: *It's the people's money. Shouldn't we look for a return on Investment?* *We can't forecast the weather in two weeks. How can we forecast climate?*

Obama’s Pointless Anti-Nuclear Gesture

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama answers a question during a news conference after attending a National Security Council Meeting on efforts to counter the Islamic State, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at the Pentagon in Washington.] The Obama administration is entering its final months, but it’s never too late to further diminish U.S. influence and discomfit our allies. President Barack Obama is considering adopting a policy of “no first use,” i.e., declaring that the United States... more »

Authors retract study with contaminated cell lines

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 18 hours ago
Authors of a molecular biology paper have pulled it after realizing that their cell lines were contaminated. According to the notice in Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), the contamination occurred by “unknown means” in the senior authors’ laboratory, who told us the mistake was a difficult one to catch. He added that they discovered the problem […] The post Authors retract study with contaminated cell lines appeared first on Retraction Watch.

A [partial] itemized list of my #backtoschool purchases

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 18 hours ago
Below is a list of what I’ve bought to date for the new school year. I thought I’d share it to underscore the amount of preparation that some of us do, even before we step foot in our classrooms and make an accurate appraisal of what we actually do and don’t need to replace. I’d […]

It's Hard To Say Goodbye

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
Stephen Harper has disappeared. Rumour had it that he was going to resign his seat in the House. Jason Fekete writes: He has registered his own company with two longtime aides and has all but left politics, but questions persist about exactly when Stephen Harper will actually resign as a member of Parliament. Even members of the board of directors of his Calgary Heritage Conservative riding association aren’t quite sure — they’re relying on media reports. It is approaching three months since reports first surfaced, shortly before the Conservative party’s national convention in Ma... more »

Donald Trump: Interview with Greta Van Susteren 8/10/16...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 18 hours ago
*Trump calls the people of our country "smart."* Thanks, Donald. What a change from the past eight years of being called stupid racist bitter clingers.

totaly info centric fucked up

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 19 hours ago
The news people is like a disease and humanity needs time to make is sensible and we have lost that ablity thank CNN for that and then they ran away when the big beachball went flat cause we are not going to bleach silver gorillias with any video

Peral Jam Daughter with printed Violins

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 19 hours ago
Its going to happen deal

Nixon never believed in guanxi

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 19 hours ago
Influence peddling its called in English and its everywhere and not given a monopoly for the Chinese except they do it better than anyone and in a competion to be corrupt why did we embrace the leaders?

A trurtle live a thousand years

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 19 hours ago
Are we not all bioligy. DNA it did not covict OJ but it is comming to your world and if you do not have constitutial rules about long rule, get ready for regression.

Obamacare doomed to fail

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 19 hours ago
Yes of Course. It was bait and switch with your health witch doctor. Medicine today is all keyboard and tests. Doctors are mostly meaningless. Robots can cut away cancer with more presiciosn than the best surgean. But medicine now is all about DNA and microscoptic self replicating robots that can give some relief but if your ID is pumping you full of cancer seek a second opinnion./

Team Obama (Clinton) Offers Pennies for New Assessments

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 19 hours ago
In 2010 Arne Duncan announced a $330 million giveaway contest for the creation of standardized Common Core tests. This came in conjunction with massive bribes in Race to the Top billions for states to adopt the Common Core. In response to parents fed up with the constant testing that has followed, the Feds started pretending last year that they are committed to moving away from standardized tests. ESSA includes language about "multiple measures" that will be used in the next generation of corporate reform school incentives and privatization schemes. In fact, last week ED announce... more »

Trump Accuses Obama of Being the ‘Founder of ISIS’

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr (4)__1470921160_71.164.139.145] SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Donald Trump is now accusing President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group that is wreaking havoc from the Middle East to European cities. “In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama,” Trump said... more »

Arianna Huffington Signs Off at The Huffington Post

AP at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Arianna Huffington signs copies of 'The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time' at Barnes & Noble Union Square on April 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)] NEW YORK (AP) -- The Huffington Post is going to be without a Huffington. Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post‘s editor-in-chief, announced Thursday that she’s leaving to head a new health, wellbeing and productivity startup. The one-time conservative commentator oversaw explosive... more »

Families Say Colorado Men Killed Fighting ISIS Shared Traits

P. SOLOMON BANDA & THOMAS PEIPERT at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Kurdish Forces Americ_perr__1470920542_71.164.139.145] CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) -- Two men who were reportedly killed in combat while fighting the Islamic State group in Syria left suburban Denver neighborhoods for a war zone because of camaraderie and an unshakeable drive to right an injustice,... more »

Who is more fucked up me or Google

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 19 hours ago
Chrome works like an illegal alien. Cant get flash to work, no matter no what. And every time I click on something I want, a hundred other pages open. I do not have a virus cause I never had sex with the TPP. Of the many weird things in my world I ignore, this one is gettting close to getting my attention.

Death in Strathroy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 19 hours ago
ISIS took out another one a real useful idiot and history has shown its very easy to find such human trash and the internet makes it easy to harvest their smashed lives with hate cause the rage they feel is real and everyone feels it today the world is so chaotic and if there is one a proven one like Jesus that can make everything complicated right why not sign on? Unfortunaley this young man did not find Jesus he went with Mohammad the known pediphile and courupter of great minds with his brillaint compisiont the Koran I am not saying today Mohammad would be doing 12 year olds but in my ... more »

I was thinkingaboot lies myself

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 19 hours ago
Japan in every way good or bad is a generations ahead Liberty Blitzkrieg wiped me outbefore I got to punch lighting war on an intellectual scale where light is our only candle in a world with dark nets deep goverments and every other menance to life love and happynees that no won will prevent Trump is incablable as pointed out of being coherent he does not drink or do alchool cause his mind is naturally on LSD you laugh' but look how he is flying and compare that trip to you and me Hillary on the other hand is ORWELLIAN so hard the authours estaste should sue her for copywright inf... more »

Mexico Wants To Build Trump’s Wall To Stop Illegal Immigration

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: borderwall] Population movement control has become necessary. It is not a choice. Countries do need to know who is living there and to have some chance of finding them as needed. It is never perfect, but having thousands sneaking in is certainly bad policy. Worse, because they lack status they must participate in the so called grey market and desperate people will commit crimes as well. There is really a problem that is not home grown and it is simply that the source countries have failed to provide a supportive economy. We can insist that that changes and should. I... more »

Deep Underground Military Bases? California Hit By Mysterious Clockwork "Booms" Daily For Years

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
Well maybe. Except it is obviously not moving and the scope of the explosion suggests a large bench been dropped. Doing that every day is a pretty trick in rock removal and scheduling*.* In short it really does not work. A network of connected DUMBs is practical in itself as we are using the one thing the military has an ample supply of and that is manpower. Better yet the strategic value is obvious and compelling. A lot of faces can be driven continuously through the best most competent rock which allows decent speed. It should have started back in the thirties.... more »

Democratic Party Official Platform is now pro FRACKING, pro Monsanto, pro TPP, anti GMO labeling

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: Fracking] All the gnashing of teeth out there is driven by the fact that the only candidate in this race able to stand up to global corporate interests is one Donald Trump. Even he cannot win every battle either. Yet the other side is likely to know that they are in a battle and will give much more to get. That is good and terribly welcome. Progressive interests are been dumped unceremoniously as quickly as possible by the Democrats, now that Bernie has been black mailed and humiliated into submission. Think about that. A whole sector of the electorate that he ... more »

Leaked DNC Emails Prove Once and for all that the Conspiracy Theorists were RIGHT all Along

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: DNC leaks] Money and power naturally all want their own tame horse in the race which we had the spectacle earlier of the seventeen candidates in the Republican race, all of whom combined were no threat to anyone. When a gifted candidate showed up who could play rough, they all folded. Remember though that is why they folded. They simply did not have the talent to respond to someone able to change the rules. That actually disqualified the works from been an activist president. And we have had enough caretakers. Now we have this awesome spectical in which the... more »

Glyphosate Disrupts DNA Function

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
The next question is just how successful the body is in cleaning up problems produced in the manner described? Our problem today is that we can not end exposure easily and must continue to live with low level toxicity while avoiding stronger doses. Actual removal may actually be progressive in order to lower economic disruption. Yet that can be easily regulated into place. Right now there is no consensus regarding the future of this herbicide.. . * Glyphosate disrupts DNA function, causing 'medical chaos' in the form of multiple diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, say re... more »

Monsanto's Glyphosate Wiping out Monarch Butterflies; Population down 74 Percent in California

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: Monarch butterflies] The damage plausibly linked to Round Up is staggering. The massive reduction of insects has likely led to a sharp collapse in our song bird populations as well. The bees and the monarchs were most vulnerable and they are paying. It has to end and as soon as possible. This will also accelerate the agricultural transformation into organics and real sustainable agriculture. *Monsanto's glyphosate wiping out Monarch butterflies; population down 74 percent in California * *Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by: Wes Maxwell* *http://www.naturalnews.com/0... more »

Basic Income Guarantee: A Surprisingly Cost-Effective Method for Eliminating Poverty

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: Basic Income Guarantee - A Surprisingly Cost-Effective Method for Eliminating Poverty] I am not sure how extensive the Ontario program will be but at least it is a beginning. As noted, history has loved the idea, but implementation has been terribly hesitant. with any luck it will get fully established and good numbers can be produced. The objections have now been rather well answered and actual operations will shake out any real problems. Let us hope that this becomes the true gold standard for all societies. . *Basic Income Guarantee: A Surprisingly Cos... more »

Mystery Ancient Human Ancestor Found in Australasian Family Tree

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: People at sunset] I do think that modern humanity has a huge contribution from a strain of humanity that evolved in South East Asia or more specifically Indonesia and the Sahul. My reason for that is that conditions were favorable for coastal villages. These naturally generated the larger human community of 150 as against the hunting band of around twenty. It also generated complex stone age technology as well. As importantly it encouraged adaption to the sea physically and seamanship as well. A million years would drive significant adaption that would ... more »

16,000-Year-Old Tools Discovered in Texas, Among the Oldest Found in the West

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: gault-texas-older-clovis-tools] I have little doubt that the north west was penetrated as early as 20,000 years ago thanks to the sea going Kayak. Add in the possibility that Lyonese and the Azores were also above water along with the Grande Banks and the entire Bahama Bank and it is no particular trick to sail west on the Atlantic in summer. This is particularly true because you would be paddling or sailing into the wind. Thus turn around ran you straight home. Clovis man was a technology and not necessarily a movement of peoples. It allowed successful hunting of lar... more »

Did the mythical Saraswati Really exist?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
It appears to be a monsoon flood release river. Add in that we do not know the actual extent of earl deserts and we may be underestimating the true fecund nature of the Indus valley. Imagine a rain forest there. Mankind has cleared lands often that should never have been cleared. The same would happen to the Amazon were we to clear all the forests. Archaeology and geology is mapping this river and that is well. . * Did the mythical Saraswati river of the ancient Vedas really exist?* *Sarasvati RiverVedasSaraswatiRigveda(Read the article on one page)* *7 October, 2014 - 01:4... more »

Review of America Unearthed S02E08 "The Underwater Pyramids"

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This is a lovely history of the various threads of historical speculation around native american sites in the Mississippi basin. What i find difficult is attempting to place the Aztecs anywhere except Mexico. Why bother? Also we are all messing with time and place. The Aztecs were extant circa 1200 AD through 1600 AD to which we can add two or three centuries of prehistory. There is an apparent lack of linkage to earlier building that spanned at least several hundred additional years. The most important time and place happens to be over a thousand years earlier when the Atla... more »

The Lost City of Aztlan – Legendary Homeland of the Aztecs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
The problem with the Aztecs and all contact peoples is that the collapse of the Bronze Age took place 2500 years earlier. They are naturally successor societies who have lost much that connected them. We do have a critical island within a lake large enough to host a robust population supported by the Atlantean global economy and that is the Ilse de Royale in Lake superior which supplied the bulk of the best quality copper ( Caves? ) to the Atlanteans. No other such island even exists except perhaps Manitoulin ( Manitou land perhaps? ) Better yet it was connected by rapid shippi... more »

Second retraction for bone researcher with lifetime funding ban

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 20 hours ago
A researcher banned from funding by a Canadian agency for misconduct has earned her second retraction, after a reanalysis uncovered problems with the paper’s conclusions. The retraction follows an investigation by Sophie Jamal‘s former workplace, the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, which has led to a recent retraction of a JAMA paper due to data manipulation, and a lifetime […] The post Second retraction for bone researcher with lifetime funding ban appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Modern obsession with permanent revolutions in physics

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Francisco Villatoro joined me and a few others in pointing out that it's silly to talk about crises in physics. The LHC just gave us a big package of data at unprecedented energies to confirm a theory that's been around for mere four decades. It's really wonderful. People want new revolutions and they want them quickly. This attitude to physics is associated with the modern era. It's not new as I will argue but on the other hand, I believe that it was unknown in the era of Newton or even Maxwell. Modern physics – kickstarted by the discovery of relativity and quantum mechanics – has... more »

A Message To Readers

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 20 hours ago
It has never been my intention to write for commercial gain. I write for various outlets because they are ideal for disseminating messages about vital issues that the mainstream media fails to tackle or misinforms the public about. But given my personal circumstances, I am now at the point where I am compelled to place some kind of financial value on my writing. If you value my work, please visit *this page*

District of Columbia Residents Challenge Stun Gun Ban

John G. Malcom at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Man with a lightning high voltage stungun] Gun rights advocates have fired a new salvo in the ongoing saga against the District of Columbia's overly restrictive gun laws. Three District residents have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to overturn a... more »

The Seamless Garment: A Poison Pill to Kill Off the Pro-Life Movement

John Zmirak at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Assisted Suicide Pills Poison - 900] If you've ever engaged in hardcore negotiation, you know about something called a "poison pill." That is something which you ask for, and pretend to desperately want, which is designed to throw your opponent off, make him back off on... more »

Media Silence And The Agrochemicals Industry: The Slow Poisoning Of Health And The Environment

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 20 hours ago
CounterPunch, Global Research, Countercurrents, RINF Don't take free content on the web for granted. If you value what I do, please read *this* It’s an all too common tale of dirty deeds, shady deals and propaganda. Rosemary Mason’s recent open letter to journalists at The Guardian outlines how the media is failing the public by not properly reporting on the regulatory delinquency relating to GM food and the harmful chemicals being applied to crops. Much of the media is even (unwittingly) acting as a propaganda arm for big agritech companies. An open 'Letter from America' was penne... more »

When Will The Trumpanzee Be So Radioactive That Even The Peter And Steve Kings Of The World Start Abandoning Him?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
The new poll out this morning from Vox Populi of New Hampshire registered voters confirmed what pollsters are seeing nationally-- a Trumpanzee meltdown. In a 4-way race, Hillary leads Mr. Trumpanzee 41-31% with Gary Johnson at 11% and Jill Stein at 3%. What worries New Hampshire Republicans far more than the collapse of Mr. T, is that he's dragging down incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte, who can't give a clear answer about where she stands on supporting Trump. The poll shows Democrat Maggie Hassan beating her 46 to 43%, which would be catastrophic for Republican hopes to hold onto a ... more »


Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 21 hours ago
*how about both?* Coughing fits. Strange reactions to surprises. No press conferences for almost a year. And some of the strangest facial expressions ever made. Is Hillary Clinton gravely ill, or is this just as close as she can come to human expressions?

New and forthcoming work (soon) available: conscientious refusal of pofessionals, hate crime philosophy, responsibility and priority-setting in health care, and the ethics of patient education

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 21 hours ago
Just kicking off the autumn term after some well-needed weeks of complete holiday, summing up some recent and very soon available or forthcoming work in a few different areas: *1. Conscientious objection or refusal of professionals (in health care and elsewhere)* This is an area, i have been posting about before (here, and here). a) As I flagged earlier in one of these posts, there is one article on this topic, co-authored by myself and Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen, entitled "The Legal Ethical Backbone of Conscientious Refusal", forthcoming in a special issue of the *Cambridge Qua... more »

College Football Becomes Latest Goal Line for LGBT Activists

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: LaVell_Edwards_Stadium_in_Spring] The Big 12 will be making a big mistake if the college sports conference cowers at the latest assault on the First Amendment and freedom of religion by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists. Ten teams currently make up the Big 12 conference,... more »

German Minister Proposes Tougher Security Laws After Attacks

GEIR MOULSON at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Germany Attacks Secur_perr__1470917366_71.164.139.145] BERLIN (AP) -- Germany’s interior minister on Thursday unveiled proposals to boost security after recent attacks, including making it easier to deport foreigners deemed dangerous and stripping dual nationals who fight for extremist groups of their German citizenship. Interior Minister... more »

New Critics of Trump

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr__1470225467_71.164.139.145] A year ago, in August 2015, this column called “The Donald” the Democrats’ Trump card. It is hard to imagine any other Republican candidate who could rescue a thoroughly discredited Hillary Clinton from a devastating defeat in this year’s election.... more »

Ecuador to Set Date for Wikileaks’ Assange to be Questioned by Sweden

JILL LAWLESS at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Britain Ecuador Assan_perr__1470916522_71.164.139.145] LONDON (AP) -- Ecuador said Thursday it’s ready to set a date for Swedish prosecutors to question Julian Assange inside its London embassy -- a potential breakthrough in the years-long international impasse over the WikiLeaks founder. Assange is wanted for... more »

15 Minute Command Center

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #**MyGo2Pen ** #CollectiveBias* Between homework, permission slips and papers for piano lessons and soccer, my kitchen counter usually looks my kids dropped a paper bomb on it every day after school. I didn't want to go through another school year with the paper clutter following me around, so I came up with this quick, easy and cute command center. When started looking around at command centers, I noticed that quite a few of them wouldn't work for us and I came up with a list... more »

Turn On, Tune In, Play Pokemon Go (Drop Out)

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 21 hours ago
*Addiction created and exploited * * Pokemon Go gets inside your brain* * Pokémon Go is linked to your GPS, and when you pass near a Pokémon, gym, or pokéstop, it gives you a little buzz. “You’re then rewarded by a new Pokémon or some items,” says MadiganIt’s very basic psychological conditioning.”Which is disconcerting, but maybe you could use an excuse to get up and go for a walk”* *Classical (Psycological) Conditioning and Why It Matters* *The most important thing to remember is that classical conditioning involves automatic or reflexive responses. What does this mean? For o... more »

The Sexual Revolution and Cultural Marxism

Eric Metaxas at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: BreakPoint 8-10-16 - 900] Christians are sometimes accused of being "in denial," especially when it comes to matters of sex. But after reading about a recent AIDS conference, I have to ask: Who's really living in fantasyland? At the recent UN international AIDS conference... more »

Assad’s Forces Accused of Using Chlorine Gas in Rebel-Held Aleppo Neighborhood

PHILIP ISSA at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Russia Syria_perr__1470915398_71.164.139.145] BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian government airstrike on an opposition-held district in the embattled city of Aleppo killed at least two people in what was alleged to have been a chlorine gas attack, a Syrian rescue worker and opposition activists... more »

Socialism Leads to Sterilization, Literally

Ben Johnson at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Cradle] The scene is heartrending. Mothers stand in bread lines that stretch into the street, waiting so long that their newborn babies get sunburned. The economic chaos unleashed in Venezuela has led to such privation and hopelessness that it has caused...more »

U.S.-Backed Forces Allegedly 70 Percent Complete in Pushing ISIS out of Libya Bastion

MAGGIE MICHAEL at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA] CAIRO (AP) -- U.S.-backed forces in Libya have liberated “70 percent” of the city of Sirte, the Islamic State group’s last bastion in the North African country, after seizing several strategic locations over the past 24 hours under the cover... more »

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Accusing Twitter of Supporting ISIS

BARBARA ORTUTAY at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Twitter-Islamic State_perr__1470913418_71.164.139.145] NEW YORK (AP) --A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group. The families of two men killed in Jordan claimed that Twitter had contributed to their deaths by allowing the... more »

Resident Evil

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 22 hours ago
A conspiracy of theories.

Canada Terror Attack Suspect Dead After Police Foil Bomb Plot in Ontario

ROB GILLIES at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Canada Terror Threat_perr__1470912611_71.164.139.145] TORONTO (AP) -- A Canadian man previously banned from associating with Islamic State extremists has been killed as Canada’s national police force thwarted what they believed was a suicide bomb plot, a senior police official said. The suspect allegedly planned... more »

The Flame of Faith - A Guest Post by Christina Conti

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 23 hours ago
*Let Us Encourage One Another Towards Greater Heights Of Humanity. * *We Are Able To Forgive, To Heal And To Start Anew, All Things Are Possible, Believe In Yourself* Christina Conti *Source:* *Songstress Syren*

Hydrogen Highway Revisted

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 23 hours ago
This is the answer. Read and join the Hydrogen Revolution.

Ironiclly Julian Assage is being held on a Trumped up charge

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 23 hours ago
Wikileaks' Assange Hints Murdered DNC Staffer Was Email-Leaker, Offers $20k Reward For Info *Could the deep state be sabotaging Hillary?* *Deaths a clinton foundation growth industry?* *Is Hillary Clinton a space Reptile?*

Nations Rage, Kingdoms Totter; God Remains Our Refuge

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Umbrella storm Refuge God Chaos Peace Calm - 900] It might be just my impression, but it sure seems like there's a lot of turmoil in the world these days. Some of it surely has to do with events in my own family. This week my wife and I are... more »

BBC let Emma Thompson get away with ‘inaccurate’ climate change claims, watchdog finds

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
Report from the Telegraph: The BBC must not let on-air guests bamboozle viewers with inaccurate statistics, its watchdog has warned, as it finds Emma Thompson was allowed to spout climate change inaccuracies without challenge. The BBC Trust found the Oscar-winning actress was permitted to make “inaccurate statements” about temperature rises during a Newsnight appearance, […]

White House Tells Turkish President Erdogan To 'Back-Off'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama walks along the Colonnade at the White House with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Dec. 7, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) December 7, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Politico*:* U.S. to Turkey: Back off* As anti-U.S. allegations swirl following a failed coup, skepticism about Turkey's reliability is hardening in the Obama administration and Congress. The Obama administration has a message for Turkey: Tone it down. A day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed frustration that Secretary of State... more »

Saudi Arabia Is Pumping Oil At Record Levels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Financial Times: **Saudi oil production rises to record level in July* Country usually pumps more crude oil during summer to meet seasonal power increase Saudi Arabia’s oil production rose to a record level in July as it moved to meet domestic demand and maintain pressure on regional rivals, with Opec countries still locked in a battle for customers. Data submitted by the kingdom to Opec showed output jumped to 10.67m barrels a day last month, up 123,000 b/d on June and surpassing the previous record of 10.56m b/d from June last year. Saudi Arabia usually pumps more crude oil dur... more »

Who Got America Into All Of These Wars?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama meet in the Oval Office of the White House Monday, November 10, 2008. White House photo by Eric Draper *Patrick Buchanan, Real Clear World*: *Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?* "Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy," warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. "The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire." To make his case against the "Isolationist Temptation," Haass creates a caricature, a cartoon, of America First patriots, then thun... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Olympics: Day 5 Top 10 Medal Table for #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/yFnAtFf1b0 — AFP news agency (@AFP) August 11, 2016

Conan O'Brien vs. A Military Dog. Who Wins?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Air Force Times*: *Conan O'Brien ends up on the wrong side of an Air Force dog* Comedian and talk show host Conan O'Brien had several adventures with airmen last year when he took a trip to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. And this week, one of those Mission Conan videos is getting another look from airmen. Conan's Facebook page and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James re-posted this hilarious clip of Conan learning about military working dogs — and even ending up in the jaws of one. "I've done stupid things in 22 years in television, but this is maybe at the top of the list," Conan... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Secret Service officers work to secure Hillary Clinton after a protester jumped into the buffer during a rally at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa. August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane *WNU Editor*: An interesting photo gallery from Reuters on the Secret Service details surrounding Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The gallery *starts here.*

Is China Pursuing A Policy Of 'Permanent Conflict'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photo: World Affairs Board *Michael Cole, National Interest:* *China's Permanent Conflict Strategy Is A Stroke of Genius* *Permanent conflict in alternating areas, not war, best suits Beijing’s interests.* Tokyo lodged a series of protests over the weekend regarding renewed Chinese activity in the disputed East China Sea. Japan has claimed that China recently installed a radar on a Chinese offshore gas platform. Japan’s protests occurred after incursions by as many as 230 Chinese fishing vessels and six coast guard ships in contiguous zones surrounding the Senkakus on Saturday, a... more »

Christians Have No Future In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A mass grave containing the remains of members of the Yazidi community killed by Islamic State jihadists group was discovered near the Iraqi village of Sinuni in 2015 ©Safin Hamed (AFP) *WNU Editor*: This is unfortunately very true .... *Christians say defeating IS won't make Iraq safe for them* (AP), and protests from the West are too little and too late .... *US decries IS 'genocide' of Christians, Shiites, Yazidis* (AFP)

Growing Sentiment In A South Korea To Develop Their Own Nuclear Arsenal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A view of the KORI nuclear power plant in Busan (Courtesy Reuters) *Gordon G. Chang, Daily Beast*: *As South Koreans Lose Faith in Uncle Sam They Want Nukes of Their Own* Frustrated and frightened by North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, Seoul wants more protection. Trump says they should build their own nukes. Does that make sense? Here’s an unsettling thought. “If North Korea conducts a fifth nuclear test, South Korea should immediately move to arm itself with nuclear capabilities,” Won Yoo-chul of the ruling Saenuri Party told Seoul’s semi-official Yonhap News Agency last week. “The e... more »

August 10: Trump or Clinton? It doesn't matter.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
The lead story in today's irving press is dramatic and exciting. It's accompanied by a dramatic photo of a man in full, Boy Scout uniform, picking garbage, including lots of oil, that some idiots dumped into a woodland brook. It's a story we should know about. But.... Why would a man don a full boy scout leader uniform complete with neckerchief and ribbons, and recently washed and ironed, to wade into a brook to take garbage off the bottom? And how did reporter Laura Booth know about it? Was she just on a daily stroll in the woods, and happened to have a camera? Still, what Jamie ... more »

Paul Craig Roberts is only one year younger than me, and we both got under-graduate degrees in technical universities, his at Georgia Tech, mine at Carnegie Tech. Moreover, we both took six years to get our PhDs, his in economics from from the University of Virginia, after also studying at University of California at Berkeley and Merton College at Oxford University. Thus he became a top knotch economist, becoming Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan and an associate editor on the Wall Street Journal before giving up such paying jobs in order to expose the crimes of our government. Less importantly, I became a prize winning physicist after Graduating from Brown University. But in the present situation you will learn more of what you need to know from him than from me. So my readers should peruse PCR's posts that I have reposted today and yesterday. All that I can give you now is how to make money when the stock market crashes ...which is beginning happen as we speak. (See my second reposts below each of PCR's.)

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ *How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored? — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ August 10, 2016 | Original Here | If you wish to receive his newsletter via email go to Original and sign up at bottom. How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored? Paul Craig Roberts Trump and Hitlery have come out with the obligatory “economic plans.” Neither them nor their advisors, have any idea about what really needs to be done, but this is of no concern to the media. The presstitutes operate according to “pay and say.” They say what they are paid to s... more »

Heightened Security Forces End Of Historic French Street Market

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
' "There comes a time, despite our passions and our convictions, when we have to say stop."' That line refers not to stopping unchecked immigration or to being soft on Islamist terrorists and the supporters of Islamist terrorism, but rather to the continuance of European traditions. Welcome to Europe's dhimmified future. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/08/10/heightened-security-forces-end-to-historic-french-street-market/

The Islamic State's Dehumanisation Of Christians Is Nothing New

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
This Breitbart article http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/08/10/islamic-states-dehumanisation-christians-nothing-new/ contains a reminder that should scare every kufr in Britain and Europe: 'Unfortunately for Christians in Europe, the murder of a priest celebrating mass in France is just the peak of swelling anti-Western, and anti-Christian sentiment on the continent. Just yesterday major Belgian Dutch-language newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reported that police are seeking a young boy after he was filmed walking down the main street of Waloonian city Verviers calling for Christ... more »

George Soros Caught Yanking Clinton’s Puppet Strings

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
George Soros has been exposed issuing orders to Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State in a new discovery from the leaked DNC emails published by WikiLeaks. In the leaked email, titled ‘Unrest in Albania,’ Soros instructs Clinton that “two things need to be done urgently” and proceeds to direct the Secretary of State to “bring the full weight of the international community to bear on Prime Minister Berisha” and “appoint a senior European official as mediator.” Soros gives Clinton three names to choose from. Puppet master Soros also instructs the U.S. Secretary of State tha... more »

BWorld 78, If the US becomes protectionist, who loses?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last August 03, 2016. The purpose of free trade is to make cheap things remain cheap and the purpose of protectionism is to make cheap things become expensive. Protectionism imposes high tariff, taxes, fees, charges, and more paper work to complicate things that are otherwise simple and easy to do. As the US presidential election nears, many issues have become convoluted as expected in any major political exercise. One issue that gets murky is trade. Mr. Donald Trump has been vocal about some of his protectionist pronouncements like attacking ... more »

Cicero, welfarism and fiscal irresponsibility

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Words of wisdom from a Roman philosopher, Cicero (106 - 43 BC) nearly 2,100 years ago. There are minor differences in these two quotes, should be a result of different translations. *The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.* - Cicero, 55 BC The case of the Philippines on budget balance -- recent years and admini... more »

Musical Interlude: Tron Syversen, “Your Dream”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Tron Syversen, “Your Dream” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO1WEPHs-2c

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Will either of these galaxies survive? In what might be dubbed as a semi-final round in a galactic elimination tournament, the two spirals of NGC 7318 are colliding. The featured picture was created from images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. *Click image for larger size.* When galaxies crash into each other, many things may happen including gravitational distortion, gas condensing to produce new episodes of star formation, and ultimately the two galaxies combining into one. Since these two galaxies are part of Stephan's Quintet, a final round of battling galaxies will likely ...more »

Chet Raymo, “Non-overlapping?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Non-overlapping?”* by Chet Raymo “Let me posit a difference between religion and science: Religion: Future>Present>Past Science: Past>Present>Future. Let me explain. Religion, as it has traditionally been understood in its institutional guise, begins with the dream of a comforting future. An escape from the apparently inescapable reality of death. Which impacts our daily lives in the present. Determines, for example, codes of morality, inspires great deeds of goodness or mayhem. Mandates rites and rituals. Appease the gods and live forever. Which requires a story to satisfy the ... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet, On Friendship"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"On Friendship"* by Kahlil Gibran "Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace. When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay." And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart; For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed. When you part from your friend, you grieve no... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.” - William Shedd

"What's the Significance of Life? Who Are We?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"What's the Significance of Life? Who Are We?" * by MeaningS of Life "Is human life just a dream, from which we never really awake, as some great thinkers claim? Are we submerged by our feelings, by our loves and hates, by our ideas of good, bad, beautiful, awful? Are we incapable of knowing beyond those ideas and feelings? Listen to Shakespeare and Joseph Conrad: ‧ "We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep…" William Shakespeare, "The Tempest" "A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea." Joseph Conrad, "Lord... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina Thanks for stopping by!

Kalidasa, "Look To This Day"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Look To This Day"* "Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence, the joy of growth, the splendor of action, the glory of power. For yesterday is but a memory, And tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day..." - Kalidasa

"Rise To The Occasion!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Rise to the occasion! Never let anyone tell you that you lack courage or conviction to see your tasks done. The only opinion that really matters is your own, and you are a creature of courage and strength, through and through. Never, ever forget that. So in the midst of the storm, stand proud against it, lift up your middle finger, and defy the fates with everything you have. If they want to fight, bring it. You have more than enough intelligence and skill to battle them until they beg you for mercy." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

“Everything Is Rigged: You Are Living In A Fabricated Fairy Tale”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Everything Is Rigged:* * You Are Living In A Fabricated Fairy Tale”* by Mike Adams “After witnessing how Reuters just blatantly cooked the presidential election polls this week to favor Clinton and how the mainstream media is so terrifyingly biased in favor of Clinton that the very foundation of democracy is now in crisis, it's time to tell you something that perhaps a lot more people are finally ready to hear: *Everything Is Rigged:* Every institution in America is sold out, corrupted and politically rigged to favor Big Government and Big Business. "America is a lost country," e... more »

How to annoy a bureaucrat

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Follow the instructions with your next parking fine: . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Julian Assange: Murdered DNC Staffer Was Behind WikiLeaks Dump

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The message from Julian Assange could not have been clearer – Seth Rich was the whistleblower behind the internal DNC leak that led to the recent Wikileaks email dump, and he was murdered by the ruling party in retribution. Unlike some players in the 2016 election season, Assange is articulate and doesn’t leave room for misinterpretation or twisting of his words. He communicates as though using a stylus, the sharp pointed steel pencil used by ancient Romans – for writing and stabbing. Speaking on Dutch news program Nieuwsuur yesterday, Assange offered $20,000 for information leading... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #196 The Dream of Sphere's Coming into View

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Terran: Had a dream about when the spheres are seen, saw it happen and it goes very fast amazing moment! Need to verify something does the SA have a tech that can display rectangular billboards of light in air, like floating information signs? Verifying something in the dream... Trying to understand something in the dream... And whether the dream is "prophetic" like the ones I had in 1995, I haven't had many since then but then that was a pivot moment in my life. Stan X: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. INDEED WE HAVE "HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY" MANY SHAPES AND SIZES. UNUSED IN THE NEW F... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #196 The Dream of Sphere's Coming into View

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Terran: Had a dream about when the spheres are seen, saw it happen and it goes very fast amazing moment! Need to verify something does the SA have a tech that can display rectangular billboards of light in air, like floating information signs? Verifying something in the dream... Trying to understand something in the dream... And whether the dream is "prophetic" like the ones I had in 1995, I haven't had many since then but then that was a pivot moment in my life. Stan X: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. INDEED WE HAVE "HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY" MANY SHAPES AND SIZES. UNUSED IN THE NEW F... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #195 A Message from Loie for tomorrow

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
by American Kabuki with Denice's assistance... The following is an unexpected visitor, Loie, Heather's mother, in what appeared to be her new form! The advice is simple and she wanted me to share it right away. I don't know exactly what happens but I will go find some water and find out! The prior conversations with Thor and Isis will come later, this is more important. [8/10/16, 9:39:07 PM] Terran: I am feeling very strong love from someone... [8/10/16, 9:39:24 PM] Denice: you have to identify it. .:) [8/10/16, 9:39:30 PM] Denice: practice [8/10/16, 9:39:35 PM] Terran: It... more »

Hendrix: The Movie

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Release the Jailed Progressive Activists in South Korea!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*Former UPP political prisoner Han Dong-geun (2nd from right) spent two years in South Korea prison for wanting the reunification of Korea and an end to war conditions between the north and south. He was one of 10 UPP members jailed by the government in an anti-communist witch hunt.* Will Griffin and I today had a very instructive and moving meeting with two members of the international support team of the Korean Committee to Save Rep. Lee Seok-ki. One of those who met with us was Han Dong-geun, who himself was released from prison last year after a two-year sentence. A South Ko... more »

Sick Neocon Wants to Kill Russians & Iranians

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
It's been a busy week for former acting CIA director Michael Morell. First, over the weekend he published an op-ed in the *New York Times* humbly titled, "I Ran the CIA. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton." In the piece he explained that Hillary Clinton was his choice for president because of: ...her belief that America is an exceptional nation that must lead in the world for the country to remain secure and prosperous; her understanding that diplomacy can be effective only if the country is perceived as willing and able to use force if necessary... Morell pitched his tent in Hi... more »

Does Western Media Mislead about Syria?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*The following is the transcript of an interview given to Be Curious TV by Dr Nabil Antaki, a doctor based in the Syrian government held western sectors of Aleppo. In this interview, given during his recent trip to France, Dr Antaki once more observes that Western media has been misleading and obscurantist in their reporting of events in Syria. Dr Antaki reinforces that President Assad’s popularity has increased rather than waned since the US-NATO-GCC confab’s war against Syria began five years ago and he deconstructs much of the propaganda upon which the US and NATO base their i... more »

Darrell Park L.A. County Supervisor

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Dorothy ReikPresident, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains* In the June jungle primary for the sprawling 2,800 square mile 5th supervisorial district of L.A. County-- which borders Ventura County on the west, Kern County on the North and San Bernardino County on the east, encompassing Lancaster and Palmdale and the rest of the Antelope Valley, and Santa Clarita, Caustic before sweeping into the San Fernando Valley into Tujunga, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Alhambra, Covina, La Verne and San Dimas-- no one won an outright victory and the November general will...more »

Julian Assange ‘Wanted Dead Or Alive’ By U.S. Government

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Senior US government figures including Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden have called for WikiLeaks to be registered as a terrorist organization and founder Julian Assange to be considered a “high-tech” terrorist, while government strategists and military top brass have called for his assassination. The US periodically confirms that a criminal national security investigation into Julian Assange and WikiLeaks is ongoing — for example to a US court on 4 March 2015, and to the Washington Post on 28 January 2015. However the violent rhetoric used against Assange by senior government official...more »

Israel To Deport All Activists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The government in Israel has announced plans to locate hundreds of activists in the country, round them up, and deport them forever. A task force has been set up charged with ridding Israel of activists who support the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment Movement (BDS). Telesurvtv.net reports: The move was announced Sunday by Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan and Interior Minister Arye Dery. According to Haaretz, the joint task force will identify organizations and activists that support BDS with the intention of gathering intelligence on their activities in order to collect eno... more »

Parents Who Feed Their Kids Vegan Diet May Now Face Prison

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Parents who feed their children a vegan diet may be arrested and face a prison sentence under a new law being proposed in Italy. New legislation will see parents who feed their children an exclusively vegan diet go to prison for up to two years. Elvira Savino, an MP from center-right party Forza Italia, says the proposed law aims to curb the current fad in Italy that sees parents force a vegetarian or vegan diet on their kids without consent. Telegraph.co.uk reports: However, Ms Savino says, minors need to be protected from “radicalised” parents who want to impose on their children... more »

BREAKING! Feminist™ PM Declares "What's Sauce for the Goose. . ."

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
DAMMIT JANET! has learned that Canada's feminist Prime Minister has taken note that just about nobody is pleased with Health Canada's idiotic rigorous dispensing rules for the so-called abortion pill, Mifegymiso. From Newfoundland and Labrador, to Prince Edward Island's pharmacists and physicians, to Manitoba and British Columbia, just about everybody who has anything to do with reproductive healthcare is pissed off. Heck, even the Globe and Mail's editorial writers are miffed. If this restrictive handling of the abortion pill is meant to reflect safety concerns, it is misguide... more »

Massive Protests Erupt Around Brazil

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Thousands of protestors took to the streets of Brazil in 15 different cities on Tuesday, as the Brazil senate voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Protestors rallied in support of Rousseff, holding banners and signs calling for the Acting President Michel Temer to step down. Protestors say the impeachment has no legal basis and that it amounts to “a coup”. Sputniknews.com reports: Leonardo Péricles, national coordinator of the Fight in Regions, Villas and Slums (Movimento de Luta nos Bairros, Vilas e Favelas), which is part of the Brazil Without Fear movement (Brasil sem Medo...more »

USDA Say Organic Food From China Is Fake

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
According to the USDA, food labelled as “organic” from China is very likely to contain a myriad of dangerous chemicals. USDA organic standards place no limits on how much mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic and aluminium is allowed in so-called “organic” products imported from China. Naturalnews.com reports: Even further, there is no limit on the contamination of PCBs, BPA and other synthetic chemicals that’s allowed in certified organic foods, superfoods and supplements. At this point, you’re probably shaking your head in disbelief and thinking, “No, that can’t be true. Organic standa... more »

FBI Sources Says James Comey Plans ‘Suprise’ Hillary Arrest

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Sources close to FBI Director James Comey have confirmed that Hillary remains a target for a determined prosecution by the agency. Comey is said to be working behind the scenes on a criminal investigation that insiders at the FBI say will ensure that Hillary Clinton is prosecuted for fraudulent activity within the Clinton Foundation. Townhall.com reports: With little public fanfare, Comey’s agents have been looking into Hillary’s relationship with foreign businessmen and governments who donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and are suspected of having received favor... more »

CNN Call For Assassination Of Julian Assange

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A CNN host has called for the assassination of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a live broadcast. Democratic strategist and CNN host Met Bob Beckel publicly called for the “illegal assassination of that son-of-a-bitch” Julian Assange. Zerohedge.com reports: Amid the media-hyped furor over Donald Trump’s 2nd Amendment comments and Wikileaks’ suggestions about the untimely death of DNC-staffer Seth Rich, we thought it perhaps of note that Democratic strategist, and CNN host, has publicly called for the “illegal assassination of that son-of-a-bitch” Julian Assange… Met Bob Beck...more »

Police Accidentally Shoot Elderly Woman To Death During Drill

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Florida police accidentally shot an elderly woman to death during a “shoot-don’t shoot” citizens academy exercise on Tuesday. The two-hour lesson hosted by the Punta Gorda Police Department in southwest Florida occurred on Tuesday night as 35 local participants were selected to take part in a live role-playing scenario which taught citizens how to make decisions “using simulated lethal force”. Wtsp.com reports: [Police Chief ] Tom Lewis said Mary Knowlton, a librarian, was “mistakenly struck with a live round.” “I am devastated for everyone involved in this unimaginable event,” Lew... more »

Coordinated Bomb Blasts Kill Nine In Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Multiple coordinated bomb blasts have killed nine civilians in Turkey on Wednesday. A roadside bomb hit a police bus stationed outside a hospital in the Mardin province, and a car bomb targeted police officers in Diyarbakir. Earlier in the day four soldiers were killed and others wounded when militants opened fire with rockets and long-range weapons from the Iraqi border. Rt.com reports: One blast occurred outside a hospital in the city of Kiziltepe, located in southeast Turkey, close to the border with Syria. According to authorities, the explosion hit a police bus passing by the ... more »

AARP’s Retreat From Conservative Forum Part of ‘Great Silencing’

Kevin Mooney at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this March 13, 2012 file photo, people associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement (Occupy Minnesota, Occupy Minneapolis, Occupy St. Paul, Occupy Rochester) met on the steps of the Minnesota capitol building to protest the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).] The decision by the seniors group AARP to drop its membership in an influential legislative reform coalition is the latest example of the left's successful pressure on corporations and other organizations to disown the group. Since December, according to the liberal... more »

Is Russia Planning An August Surprise?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ukrainian troops at the scene of a separatist mortar attack near Sloviansk, Ukraine on May 11, 2014. Ukraine Ministry of Defense photo *Noah Rothman, Commentary:* *An August Surprise from Russia?* For weeks, Russian and Ukrainian forces have been staring each other down from across a tense border. The fighting in the not-so-frozen conflict in eastern Ukraine between Russian-backed separatists and forces loyal to Kiev has been intensifying. This familiar tempo of increased hostilities has led many to speculate that it is all a prelude to a provocation requiring broader Russian inter... more »

Pentagon: U.S. Coalition Airstrikes Have Killed 45,000 Islamic State Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Airstrikes On ISIS in Iraq and Syria | Graphiq *FOX News:* *Nearly 45,000 ISIS-linked fighters killed in past 2 years, US military official says* More than two years after the U.S. launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in the Middle East, the commander overseeing the joint campaign said Wednesday as many as 45,000 ISIS-linked fighters had been killed. "Although it's no measure of success and its difficult to confirm, we estimate that over the past 11 months we've killed about 25,000 enemy fighters. When you add that to the 20,000 estimated killed prior to our arri... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Ukrainian servicemen are seen at their positions on the front line near Avdeyevka, Ukraine, August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich *Michael Weiss and Pierre Vaux, Daily Beast:* *Is Ukraine Just About To Blow?* Countless omens signal a new war on its way, from troop movements to Russia’s “August Curse.” But this time they may be more smoke than fire. On Wednesday the FSB, the successor organization to the KGB, declared that it had prevented “terrorist attacks” in Crimea over the weekend. According to the security service, an FSB agent was killed in a firefight with saboteurs on Sat... more »

World News Briefs -- August 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Putin accuses Ukraine of trying to provoke a new conflict over Crimea* Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine on Wednesday of using terrorist tactics to try to provoke a new conflict and destabilize annexed Crimea after Russia said it had thwarted two armed Ukrainian attempts to get saboteurs into the contested peninsula. Russia's FSB security service said two people were killed in clashes and its forces had dismantled a Ukrainian spy network inside Crimea. Kiev denied the assertions, calling them an attempt by Moscow to create an excuse to escalate towards a war. *Read more... more »

Former Somali Refugee Poised to Win Office in Minnesota

Steve Karnowski at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Somali activist Ilhan Omar is greeted by supporters at Kalsan Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Minneapolis. Omar defeated 22-term Rep. Phyllis Kahn in Tuesday's nominating contest in the heavily Democratic Minneapolis district.] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ilhan Omar spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp as a young girl, fleeing with her family from civil war in Somalia. Two decades later, after forging a new life in Minnesota, she appears on the... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 10: Largest in-game surprise I have experienced

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
For me, the largest surprises are the sessions that go amazingly well. I'd like to think that for the most part my sessions are fun. But every once in a while everything just clicks perfectly, and to be honest, those are never the sessions that I'd have anticipated. The fact that our one-shot of Ghostbusters went so well is up there - we'll be doing another adventure next week as a result. Going back to around 1998 or 1999 would have to be the *Star Trek: The Next Generation* adventure "Virginia Jones and the Sentinels of Iconia". What's that? Well, before leaving work on a game ... more »

Courting Coal Country, Trump Vows to Put Miners Back to Work

Josh Lederman at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listen during a campaign rally, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Abingdon, Va.] ABINGDON, Va. (AP) -- Donald Trump sat down with coal miners Wednesday and promised to put them back to work, seeking to strengthen his appeal in parts of the country hit hard by the natural gas boom and the shift... more »

Air Force Struggles With Fighter Pilot Shortage Amid Air War

Lolita C. Baldor at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A formation of F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, and an F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, fly over Gloucestershire, England, to attend the upcoming Royal International Air Tattoo airshow held at RAF Fairford July 7.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force is struggling to fill a shortage of 700 fighter pilots by the end of the year, even as the U.S. battles in three air wars against the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria... more »

ConservaDem Tulsi Gabbard's Presidential Ambition To Be Curtailed On Saturday?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
With fawning coverage from Fox News and connections with deep-pocketed political donors like Republican mobster and gambling kingpin Sheldon Adelson, Tulsi Gabbard is said to be already readying a 2020 presidential or vice-presidential campaign. Why else would a Member of Congress from Hawaii be spending time in Iowa this summer? She acknowledged her presidential ambitions in an interview last fall. But maybe she's getting ahead of herself. Zephyr Teachout’s grassroots progressive challenge to Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 Democratic primary ended the New York governor’s dreams of nat... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* JPMorgan is going to clean up from Italy's banking crisis Researchers have found a highly sophisticated government-attacking malware called 'Sauron' Putin and Erdogan meet to mend ties after jet downing rift Could The Deep State Be Sabotaging Hillary? In Last-Ditch Effort To Save The Economy, Venezuela’s Maduro Hires Marxist "Jesus Christ Of Economics" Japan Orders Military To 'State Of Alert' As North Korea Accuses US Of Seeking 'Preemptive Nuclear Strike' "Zika Zone" Turns Into Ghost-Town As Planes Spray Neurotoxic Insecticide Over Florida Residents Merce... more »

Police Grab Man Climbing Trump Tower in New York City

Ezra Kaplan at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A man scales the all-glass facade of Trump Tower, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in New York. The 58-story building is headquarters to the Republican presidential nominee's campaign. He also lives there.] NEW YORK (AP) -- A man who wanted an “audience” with Donald Trump spent three hours scaling the glass facade of Trump Tower on Wednesday using large suction cups, climbing as high as the 21st floor before police officers grabbed...more »

Doing Media: Party Futures on Radio 4

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Stone the crows, I've gone and "done some media". I'm talking about proper media too, not a two minute slot talking about *Great British Problems* on local radio or getting name checked in *Cosmo*. Here's the blurb: Is now the point when the structure of the UK's party politics could fundamentally change? The repercussions of the EU Referendum result are shaking British party politics. Labour faces a bitter internal crisis, with some talking about possible splits. The Conservatives wonder whether they have put to rest the perennial battles in their party over Europe. UKIP has the c... more »

RBNZ fixes prices

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: stabilization (1)] I see, as you’ve probably seen, that Governor Graham Wheeler issued a new diktat this morning on interest rates. The central planner’s central banker has decreed that the price at the heart of our alleged market economy should be made to drop to the lowest level in all human history. Why? In his pursuit of what they allege to be “price stability.” Because, they say, “the general price level” is rising insufficiently to be healthy. Because this price stability demands that the money the central banker has been pumping into the system at around 8% eve... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ... August 10 , 2016.....Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Oil Price Slumps ( Brent & WTI ) - Inventories Build & Silly Production Rumor Fading Away ; US Equities Slump Today , Bonds Bid And Gold Shines ; Overnight From Asia and Europe Today ; Industrial Production Data - Sweden , France. 2. Refugee News For Wednesday - EU-Turkey Deal , Greece , Balkans Newsbeat . 3. Greece Highlights - Domestic and International Political Intrigue , Economic Items. 4. Turkey In Focus -Purge Items , Shifting Relationships -- Russia -Turkey & Turkey - Iran Warming Up A Bit , Meanwhile Turkey - West & US Chilly. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Asia updates... *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 2h 2 hours ago Happy anniversary, yuan devaluation. This time last year you rocked our worlds. To celebrate, a stronger fix- 6.6255, most since June 23rd. *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 2h2 hours ago PBoC Fixes *Yuan* Reference Rate At 6.6255 (prev 6.6530) *Simon Ting* ‏@simonting 2h 2 hours ago CFETS celebrates 8/11 anniversary by Fixing CNY 275 pips higher! *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 2h 2 hours ago Haidi Lun 伦海迪 Retweeted Nick Walker 6.2298 on August 11th #Yuanniversary #NeverForget Haidi Lun 伦海迪 added, *Nick Walker* ... more »

Spirit Camp Warriors Stand in Path of the Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Top photo early in the day on Wed., Aug. 10, 2016 Evening photo Wed. Aug. 10, 2016 Spirit Camp Warriors Stand in Path of the Dakota Access Pipeline For Immediate Release: August 10, 2016 LaDonna Allard, Camp of the Sacred Stones, ladonnabrave1@aol.com, (701) 426-2064 Joye Braun, Indigenous Environmental Network, jmbraun57625@gmail.com,(605) 515-4792 Armed with banners and prayers,

Photos: Tipis going up at Dakota Access pipeline defense

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Breaking News Eleven Sacred Stones Camp defenders arrested Thursday at blockade. See photos at: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/08/arrests-underway-at-dakota-access.html Update Wed., Aug. 10, 2016 Spirit Camp Warriors stand in path of Dakota Access Pipeline at: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/08/spirit-camp-warriors-stand-in-path-of.html Censored News CANNONBALL, North

Korakaki won Gold medal in Shooting

Megaan at Current News Updations - 1 day ago
The 20-year-old Korakaki stood over Germany’s Monika Karsch, 13 years her senior, who placed a delayed but eventually unsuccessful rally to reel her younger rival in, returning from 6-0 right down to 6-6, before Korakaki received the seventh five-shot round to obtain an 8-6 win overall. Heidi Diethelm Gerber of Switzerland gotten the bronze medal, defeating world No. 1 and world champion Zhang Jingjing of China to the last spot on the podium. Extremely, the 47-year-old Swiss shooter only began to take up the sport at 33. After a discouraging displaying at London 2012, she chose to ... more »

Chinese Pair won Gold 10 m Synchronised in Diving

Megaan at Current News Updations - 1 day ago
Extremely, Chen, who is actually contending at her 3rd Games, has won each major title in the synchronised 10m platform event since 2006, and she take her total tally of Olympic golds to five. That sets her on a par with compatriot Wu Minxia for the title of almost Olympic diving gold medals in a career. The Chinese duo unable to attain the top score in their 3rd and 4th dives however were able to come back strongly in the final round, and they each broke into huge grins, hugging each other as they saw their total score of 354.00 points flash up on the board. In spite of managing ... more »

Ledecky and Hosszu won Gold Medals at RIO 2016

Megaan at Current News Updations - 1 day ago
Ledecky received gold Medal in the 200m freestyle event ahead of Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom with what was certainly the race of the Games so far. She managed her air of invincibility, still unbeaten in an Olympic or world championship final, However only after repelling the quickest last lap from silver medallist Sjostrom in a duel that survived up to its billing as one that is often eagerly-awaited contests at Rio 2016. Hosszu had, extremely, in no way won an Olympic medal in 3 earlier Games however has now won three golds in the course of four days in Rio. But, the 27-year-old neede... more »

Australia, this is no way to treat your guests

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Many and sharp the num'rous illsInwoven with our frame!More pointed still we make ourselvesRegret, remorse, and shame!And man, whose heav'n-erected faceThe smiles of love adorn, –Man's inhumanity to manMakes countless thousands mourn!* ~ Robbie Burns Hundreds of miles from the north coast of Australia is a monument both to man’s inhumanity to man, and to one of its causes. Rich phosphate resources once made Nauru rich, it’s people one of the world’s wealthiest. Now, its riches exahausted, it sells itself to a foreign country to be its garbage can for unwanted immigrant... more »

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Time:* *New Hillary Clinton Emails Suggest Aides Intervened on Behalf of Donors* A new batch of emails released on Tuesday appear to show that Hillary Clinton and her aides at the State Department sought to intervene on two occasions on behalf of donors to her philanthropic efforts and her 2008 campaign. The emails, revealed by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, suggest that aides sought to connect a prominent Clinton Foundation donor with a U.S. ambassador, and in another instance assisted an associate of a 2008 campaign donor in finding a position at the State Dep... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
People gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad's mainly Shi'ite district of Sadr City, Iraq, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY *Renad Mansour, Defense One*: *ISIS Is Switching Tactics in Iraq. Baghdad Needs to Get Its Act Together* As the Islamic State returns to urban terror attacks, Iraqi security agencies must learn to work with each other. Over the past few months, the Islamic State has shifted tactics in Iraq, reverting to targeting civilian locations in the capital and other major cities. Iraq’s government, which has seen success in retak... more »

Congress: U.S. Military Cooked Islamic State Intelligence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) acknowledges Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L) in his remarks after a briefing on U.S. efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS), at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Nancy Youssef and Shane Harris, Daily Beast:* *ISIS Intel Was Cooked, House Panel Finds* *A leading U.S. general pressured his intelligence analysts into playing down the ISIS and al Qaeda threats, according to a congressional task force.* A House Republican task force has found that officials from the U.S. military’s Central Command altered intel... more »

American Workers Are Less Productive, and It’s Showing

Robert Donachie at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Businessman Relaxing - 900] Productivity fell 0.5 percent in the second quarter of 2016 and labor costs rose by 2 percent. This marks the third straight quarter of falling productivity in the U.S., and the longest consecutive streak since 1979. From 2000-2007, amid war and... more »

US Army To Use Private Contractors In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Pentagon has awarded a no-bid $10 million contract to a private intelligence company to fight ISIS alongside American special operations forces in Syria. This is the first time the Pentagon has publicly acknowledged using private military contractors in Syria, RT reports: In a public announcement on July 27, the Department of Defense said it awarded an intelligence analysis contract to private contractor Six3 Intelligence Solutions, a cyber and signals intelligence and surveillance firm that is a subsidiary of CACI International Inc. The contract will require Six3 to assist US f... more »

Professor Sir Christopher Ricks: More Than One Waste Land

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Wikipedia:* Sir Christopher Bruce Ricks, (born 18 September 1933) is a British (although he lives in the US) literary critic and scholar. He is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University (US) and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, and was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford (England) from 2004 to 2009. *Video Title: Professor Sir Christopher Ricks: More Than One Waste Land. Source: New College of the Humanities. Date Published: October 28, 2013.*

Kristen Welker's questions to Clinton!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016Can anyone here play this game:* When she was secretary of state, was Hillary Clinton "extremely careless" with her email pactices? James B. Comey—"Comey the God—first made that claim on July 5, in a dramatic and irregular public statement. As we noted yesterday, Comey's claim involves 110 emails which he described this way: COMEY (7/5/16): From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department in 2014, *110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or re... more »

Germany ‘Scrambling’ to Contain Terror Plots Among Refugees, Experts Say

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A line of Syrian refugees crossing the border of Hungary and Austria on their way to Germany on September 6, 2015.] German counter-terrorism officials arrested a 24-year-old Syrian refugee Tuesday, marking an uptick in a desperate German attempt to stop more terrorist attacks stemming from the refugee migration. German officials would not say if the suspect had ties to the Islamic State,... more »

The Great Indian Train Robbery Nets Thieves $1 Million

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A train travelling through southern India was robbed of almost $1 million in a daring heist. A gang of robbers cut a hole in the roof of a train carrying $65.9 million in bank notes and stole almost $1 million while the train was being escorted by armed police. Radio Australia reports: The daring heist occurred somewhere along the more-than-300-kilometre-long journey, but authorities only realised the loot was missing hours after the express train arrived in the city of Chennai. The train’s mail carriage was carrying 3.4 billion rupees ($65.9 million) belonging to India’s central b... more »

Report: Concealed Carry Permit Holders Are Most Law Abiding Demographic

Jonathan Haggerty at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Concealed Carry, Firearms, Handguns, Weapons, Bodyguard] Concealed carry permit holders are the most law-abiding demographic of U.S. citizens, according to a recent report by the Crime Prevention Research Center. The report, titled, Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across The United States 2016, compared permit holders to the... more »

Giant T (for Trump) Replaces One That Was Torched on Lawn

VERENA DOBNIK at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Sam Pirozzolo talks to a reporter in front of his house where a giant "T" is displayed in the borough of Staten Island in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Days after the torching of a giant "T" tribute to Donald Trump on a New York City lawn, a new, even bigger red-white-and-blue letter has risen on the same grass spot. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)] NEW YORK (AP) -- A huge red-white-and-blue letter T with an American flag theme in tribute to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has risen on a lawn days after a slightly smaller one was torched there. Trump supporter Sam Pi... more »

Vietnam Ups the Military Ante at the Worst Possible Time for China

Ryan Pickrell at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: South China Sea] In what could be one of its most forceful and assertive moves in decades, Vietnam reportedly installed rocket launchers at outposts in the Spratly Islands, located in the South China Sea. Intelligence data indicates that Hanoi has been moving rocket... more »

No, fuck YOU, Sam Zell -- as newspapers slide into journalistic irrelevance, if not actual oblivion

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*"One of the things that made Spotlight so powerful is the knowledge that the newspaper industry today is in big trouble."* *-- John Oliver, on this week's Last Week Tonight* *by Ken* Another dazzling and indispensable report by the *Last Week Tonight* team. You'd think they would be smart enough not to set the bar so high, in terms of both the subjects they tackle and the sensibleness of their coverage, forcing themselves to have to keep rising to it. But no, they just keep doing it. One thing they don't do, as John Oliver as at pains to explain here, is call what they do "journa... more »

Why Your Child's Back to School Supply List Is So Long

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
During my husband's first year of teaching, he came home more than once to tell me that the school had run out of something. At first it was little things, he needed more crayons or colored pencils for his classroom, then we needed to replace broken scissors and finally, he came home one day to tell me that the entire school had run out of paper. For the rest of the year. Being a teacher is a hard job. My husband worked at between 60-80 hours a week, prepping labs, grading papers, lesson planning and teaching all for pay that barely supported our family. He loved teaching, the l... more »

2007 Political Kidnappings In Iraq Involving Asaib Ahl Al-Haq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 1 day ago
In 2007 there were three series of political kidnappings surrounding Asaib Ahl Al-Haq (AAH), the League of the Righteous, a splinter group from the Sadr movement. Starting on January 20, a group of a dozen AAH fighters in five SUVs claiming to be commandos from Baghdad entered the Karbala provincial council compound. After gaining entry they began shooting and throwing grenades as they made their way to the command center. When they left they had killed one U.S. soldiers, wounded three, and kidnapped four more. As they were chased by the Iraqi forces they ended up ditching their v... more »

Hezbollah Drone Carries Out Airstrikes Against Rebels In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, carried out drone strikes on foreign-backed terrorists in the Syrian province of Aleppo. A video released by a media source affiliated with Hezbollah shows the group bombing Syrian rebels in the village of Khalsa, southwest of Aleppo, using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The bombs appear to be Chinese-made MZD-2 submunitions, also known as Type-90s. Press TV reports: The War Media Center, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, tweeted on Tuesday that a “resistance-operated aircraft accurately struck several militant targets in the town ... more »

Julian Assange Says Fresh Leaks Will Rock European Politics

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Julian Assange says more leaks will be published on Hillary Clinton and how U.S. intelligence services interfere in European elections. The founder of WikiLeaks says there will be more revelations on Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the DNC’s role in the U.S. presidential election. He says that European politics will be rocked by how the intelligence services in the U.S. interfere with European elections and spy on politicians. International Business Times reports: In a recent interview with Dutch television program Nieuwsuur he said: “We know it is the US National Securi... more »

Japan's LDP Persists in Re-Licensing and Re-Starting Aging Reactors

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
The NRA is in the process of extending approval for aging reactors that have been in operation for more than 40 years, including the No 3 reactor at Kansai Electric Power Company's Mihama plant located in Fukui Prefecture: EDITORIAL: Extending life of Mihama nuclear reactor raises doubts on safety. The Asahi Shimbun, August 8, 2016 at 13:20 JST http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201608080025.html The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has endorsed the draft inspection report for the No. 3 reactor at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Mihama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture. The reactor... more »

Pentagon Releases Report That Details On Who Remains In Guantanamo And The Details On Why They Are Still There

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Soldiers attached to Joint Task Force Guantanamo walk through Camp Delta at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Tuesday *The Hill:* *Pentagon releases report detailing Gitmo detainees' backgrounds* After months of wrangling, the Pentagon has given Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) a 33-page report on more than 100 Guantánamo Bay detainees. The unclassified report is based on available public information such as the detainee profiles written for Guantánamo's parole-like review board and posted on its website, but this is the first time the data has been compiled in one document. ... more »

Putin Says ‘Kiev Has Turned To Terrorism’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Kiev has turned to the “practice of terrorism” rather than trying to peacefully resolve Ukraine’s crisis, following a report by Russia’s Federal Security Service saying they had foiled terrorist attacks in Crimea. The FSB reported on Wednesday that the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (HUR MOU) was preparing to target the Russian peninsula’s critical infrastructure. Ukraine is “playing a dangerous game,” Putin told reporters while calling Kiev’s actions “stupid and criminal.” Moscow cannot turn a blind ... more »

U.S. And Libyan Officials Admit That U.S. Ground Forces Are Engaged In A Major Battle Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fire weapons during a battle with IS fighters in Sirte, Libya, July 21, 2016. REUTERS/GORAN TOMASEVIC *Washington Post:** U.S. Special Operations troops aiding Libyan forces in major battle against Islamic State* U.S. Special Operations forces are providing direct, on-the-ground support for the first time to fighters battling the Islamic State in Libya, U.S. and Libyan officials said, coordinating American airstrikes and providing intelligence information in an effort to oust the group from a militant stronghold. The positionin... more »

Brazil's Senate Voted To Hold An Impeachment Trial For Suspended President Dilma Rousseff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *Brazil Senate votes for impeachment trial for suspended President* (CNN)Brazil's Senate voted to hold an impeachment trial for suspended President Dilma Rousseff. The Senate voted 59 to 21 Wednesday in favor of impeachment trial proceedings. The vote means Rousseff, who was suspended this year on allegations of breaking budget laws, will likely face trial later this month after the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio. The Games end on August 21. The trial will take place in the Senate, presided over by the president of Brazil's Supreme Court. The impeac... more »

Swedes With Holiday Homes Told To Use Them To House Migrants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
webbgun/FLICKR *Breitbart:* *Wealthy Swedes Asked To Give Up Their Country Homes For Migrants* Authorities in Norrtälje are asking homeowners to give their houses up for newly arrived migrants after around 30 marched to protest their accommodation. In a targeted mailshot residents were asked: “Does your country house stand empty in winter?” Some houses in the Stockholm municipality are only occupied during the summer and so authorities hope to match migrants up with housing. The drive by officials to get their hands on more migrant accommodation comes days after migrants in Norrt... more »

U.S. Navy Officer In Charge Of Sailors Captured By Iran Is Facing Punishment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The U.S. sailor filmed apologizing on Iranian State television could be disciplined after appearing to breach the Navy Code of Conduct, it has been reported *USNI News*: *Leader of U.S. Sailors Captured by Iran Faces Punishment* *This post was updated with additional information on the sailors who faced administrative punishment. A graphic of the U.S. Navy’s timeline of events was also added.* The officer in charge of the U.S. sailors who were captured and held by Iranian forces in January faces administrative punishment for his role in the incident, several defense officials have... more »

Purged Turkish Admiral 'Claims Asylum In US'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Turkish reports identified the missing rear admiral as Mustafa Ugurlu. BBC *Reuters:* *Exclusive: Turkish military officer seeking asylum in United States - U.S. officials* A Turkish military officer on a U.S.-based assignment for NATO is seeking asylum in the United States after being recalled by the Turkish government in the wake of last month's failed military coup, U.S. officials told Reuters. The asylum bid is the first known case involving a Turkish military officer in the United States as Turkey purges military ranks after mutinous soldiers commandeered fighter jets, helico... more »

Is The U.S. Military Facing A 'Readiness Crisis'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. US Navy Photo *David Petraeus and Michael O'Hanlon, WSJ*: *The Myth of a U.S. Military ‘Readiness’ Crisis* *Sequestration cuts have presented challenges. But America’s fighting forces remain second to none.* U.S. military readiness is again a hot issue in the presidential election, but unfortunately the current debate glosses over some of the most important facts. W... more »

Russia Accuses Ukraine Of Plotting Attacks In Crimea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Russia accuses Ukraine of trying to get saboteurs into Crimea* Russia said it had thwarted two armed Ukrainian attempts to get saboteurs into Crimea and dismantled a spy network inside the annexed peninsula, accusations Ukraine dismissed on Wednesday as "fake information". The allegations by Russia's FSB security service follow an uptick in Russian military activity in northern Crimea and heavier fighting in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian government troops are battling pro-Russian separatists. If true, the events - which the FSB said involved at least two armed clas... more »

Russia Has its Own Version Of Blackwater

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photos apparently captured by IS fighters appear to show Russian mercenaries *SKY News:* *Revealed: Russia's 'Secret Syria Mercenaries'* Sky News speaks to men who claim they were trained and flown on Russian military planes to assist troops loyal to Bashar al Assad. If Russia is a nation at war, the Kremlin has always been careful to frame its campaign in Syria as an aerial operation. Other than a limited number of 'instructors and military advisers', Russian officials have repeatedly stated that they do not need to put 'boots on the ground'. The Russian narrative of low-cost co... more »

A Look At How The U.S. Army Prepares For War Against Russia Or China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. military vehicles parading near Russia's border in Narva, Estonia on Feb. 24. (Estonian Defense Forces) *Kris Osborn, National Interest*: *How the US Army Is Getting Ready for the Unthinkable: War with Russia or China* The Army is developing its weapons, technologies and platforms with a greater emphasis on being ready for great-power, mechanized force-on-force war in order maintain cross-the-board readiness and deter near-peer adversaries from unwanted aggression. While the service aims to be prepared for any conceivable contingency, to include counterinsurgency, counterterr... more »

Russia's Nuclear Convoys Practice for World War III

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *Russian Armageddon Convoy Practices for World War III* *​If this were to happen for real—well, hope you have a fallout shelter nearby.* The largest country in the world by area, Russia has plenty of room to hide things. Naturally, that includes nuclear missiles. Unlike American missiles, which are stationed in concrete silos, Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are deployed on large truck-like vehicles designed to prowl the country's road networks before unleashing Armageddon. Russia Today has a story on a Russian strategic missile exercise th... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The more one hurries, the less time they have. Got that from an accelerated learning course I once took.” “Chill,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

“The Rat Poison Problem: Media Lies/Coverup About Hillary’s Severe Health Condition”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“**The Rat Poison Problem: * *Media Lies/Coverup About Hillary’s Severe Health Condition”* By Jon Rappoport “Major media are rushing to do damage control on Hillary’s health. They’re trying to lay down the concrete of a fake consensus that she’s fine, because her doctor issued a positive report in 2015. But one of the bottom lines is: she’s suffered from dangerous blood clots. And the treatment is blood-thinners, which are given to reduce the possibility of a fatal clot. Hillary is taking Coumadin, also known as Warfarin. It’s a rat poison. It kills rats by causing them to bleed ou... more »

Journal flags two papers by prominent diabetes researcher, more questioned on PubPeer

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
Diabetes has issued two expressions of concern (EOCs) for papers co-authored by leading diabetes researcher Kathrin Maedler, adding to her previous count of one retraction and three corrections. Both papers were questioned on PubPeer, alongside several others co-authored by Maedler, who is based at the University of Bremen in Germany. As we previously reported, PubPeer comments have […] The post Journal flags two papers by prominent diabetes researcher, more questioned on PubPeer appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Naturalness, a null hypothesis, hasn't been superseded

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Quanta Magazine's Natalie Wolchover has interviewed some real physicists to learn What No New Particles Means for Physics so you can't be surprised that the spirit of the article is close to my take on the same question published three days ago. Maria Spiropulu says that experimenters like her know no religion so her null results are a discovery, too. I agree with that. I am just obliged to add that if she were surprised she is not getting some big prizes for the discovery of the Standard Model at \(\sqrt{s}=13\TeV\), it's because her discovery is too similar to the discovery of th... more »

False Flag Interruptus in Crimea

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Russian Soldier on Crimea Border* In two posts written prior to the Turkey/Russian leaders meeting in St. Petersburg, yesterday,* I predicted there would be a False Flag, likely in Russia, in order to distract from the meeting between Erdogan and Putin and put the leaders, particularly Putin, off their game*. Well, yesterday came and went, and I was surprised (but not dismayed) to find my prediction did not come true. It seemed that the usual suspects had decided not to perform their Pavlovian false flag ritual bloodletting. Yes? No!! *Today it is revealed that there was an att... more »

US Takes Aim at Blasphemy Laws, Religious Discrimination

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Apostasy Blasphemy Laws Muslim Countries - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is highlighting concerns over laws against blasphemy and apostasy that limit religious freedom in Muslim and other nations where they are on the books. The State Department said in its annual report on global... more »

“The 180-Degree Rule”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The 180-Degree Rule:* When the feds say something, usually the truth is the exact opposite.” - Hunter S. Thompson

"Marc Faber Issues A Stunning Warning That A Gigantic 50 Percent Stock Market Crash Could Be Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Marc Faber Issues A Stunning Warning That A Gigantic* * 50 Percent Stock Market Crash Could Be Coming"* By Michael Snyder Are we about to witness one of the largest stock market crashes in U.S. history? Swiss investor Marc Faber is the publisher of the “Gloom, Boom & Doom Report”, and he has been a regular guest on CNBC for years. And even though U.S. stocks have been setting new record high after new record high in recent weeks, he is warning that a massive stock market crash is in our very near future. According to Faber, we could “easily” see the S&P 500 plunge all the way do... more »

“How You End Up with a Fake Economy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How You End Up with a Fake Economy”* by Bill Bonner "Poor Christine! The IMF director and Parasitocrate Haute Gamme Ms Lagarde recently learned that she must stand trial for corruption charges in France. It concerns a complicated deal that went down while she was finance minister of France. Not worth trying to understand in detail… But poor Christine — who did part of her schooling in the heart of the Deep State, in Bethesda, Maryland — will have to defend herself. *Here is the enemy: *And now emerges a report from the IMF’s own Independent Evaluation Office that says the organiz... more »

Where else can we go?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Corbyn ally wins Labour’s Liverpool mayoral nomination. “Mr Rotheram is the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jeremy Corbyn and a close ally of the Labour leader.” Close ally? I should say so! *So that’s* the person who sat beside Shami Chakrabarti at the HoC inquiry into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. You know, the one who helped her with that mysterious stream of post-it notes she kept passing to her client sponsor. See here. “Next to Ms Chakrabarti in the front row, directly behind Jeremy Corbyn, sat a stern-faced man in a dark suit who Keith Vaz referred to as “Mr. ... more »

Military Changed ISIS Intel to Please Obama, Congress Says

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks on the Orlando shooting at the Treasury Department while Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford (R) look on, on June 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama directly attacked Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States.] Senior intelligence officials in the U.S. military altered intelligence reports on the Islamic State to make the U.S. campaign appear more effective than it actually was, The Daily Beast reports. A House Republican Task Force reportedly confirmed the findings, after... more »

Unions Are Contributing To Anti-Worker Republicans And Rich Republicans Are Contributing To Hillary

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Every election cycle I've been writing about how certain unions-- usually the building trades-- contribute a great deal to Republican candidates running against Democrats. I won't have to this cycle; ThinkProgress already did a good job at it. Despite the fact that 'Right-to-work' laws "have been proven to not only reduce the number of people who are part of a union, but also the average wages and benefits for workers in those states... more states are considering their own right-to-work laws and scores of members of Congress want to see similar legislation enacted on a national ... more »

A hockey post in August how out of season is that?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I am pretty sure I am the only die hard lover of my favorite brand of Hockey that could say with certiantyu I could run that team better than the undertakers incapbale of running as two car funeal seem to be traveling slow to the destination caused they are eitherd lost or confused train better costs but pays look at fussball thats where altheltic performace is measured and people thinkaboot things

The Felder Report speaks for itself. Speaking separately is my silver and gold companies at 9:50am EDT today. The top four are companies that I own shares in, which process and sell gold and/or in the case of SLW, silver. (UEC is a uranium company.) Note that a little arithmetic leads to the fact that the average of my four gold and silver companies at this point in morning is 34 times the (then) upward movement of the DowJones (DJI). Now at 11:35am, the gold and silver companies are beaten down a bit by the stock market criminals who can borrow as much cash as they need to do this kind if faking. However, at the moment I am composing this, the Dow is MINUS 44! I sure hope that the readers of my blog will learn something from these things before it's too late.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ The Felder Report It’s earnings season once again and it looks as if, as a group, corporate America still can’t find the end of its earnings decline since profits peaked over a year ago. What’s more analysts, renowned for their Pollyannish expectations, can’t seem to find it, either. So I thought it might be interesting to look at what the stock market has done in the past during earnings recessions comparable to the current one. And it’s pretty eye-opening. Over the past half-century, we have never seen a decline in earnings of this magnitude without... more »

Blast off at Jonny Rockets

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
If you have never been high it sits way over the superhighway that bisets Roppongi and I never eat ther cause I like hamburger but as a concept it blows my mind and thats why I return everytime to Jonny Rocket over Roggpgngge ovber roponnngeee take a sponge bath in the humitidy' today wwe aer all Jonny Rockets astronauts

Judge: Glenn Beck Must Disclose His Marathon Bombing Sources

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Items are placed by people visiting a makeshift memorial for victims near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings at the intersection of Boylston Street and Berkley Street two days after the second suspect was captured on April 21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with ... more »

Former Aide Said Chris Christie ‘Flat Out Lied’ in Bridge Case

DAVID PORTER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Dec. 13, 2013 photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reacts to a question during a news conference in Trenton, N.J., A former aide to Christie texted to a colleague that the New Jersey governor "flat out lied" during the news conference about the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, according to a new court filing. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)] NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A former aide to Chris Christie texted to a colleague that the New Jersey governor “flat out lied” about the involvement of his senior staff and campaign manager during a news conference about the George W... more »

Guest article: "Truth be told: political propaganda for colonial imperialist agendas"

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
Guest post by Maisoon Rice (listen to her on Truth Jihad Radio) =============================== *He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust."* *Aquinas* In the 21st Century, Man has progressed scientifically, medically, and technologically in the hope it will benefit the Masses. However, we beg the question, has Man made any advances morally and ethically? Have we learnt from our past mistakes? Sadly, it appears not, as we have ... more »

Thinka miger jinks

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Think a ma jikker thinks are all wild and come frome some place above the homo sapien its an outpost I know on the galaxy but who are the masters and what do they reallly want?

Please enter the Pouges

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago

Netflicks is responsible

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
This presidenaal election from hell given a choice between lucifer and the devil there is no dream of a better future just a less crazy one

International Bankers Make Moves to Open the Pacific Front of WWIII

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Makia Freeman* - US-China tension in the last few months has sharply increased, and the bankers couldn't be happier. The post International Bankers Make Moves to Open the Pacific Front of WWIII appeared first on Waking Times.

Over 65 Percent of U.S. Has Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Marco Torres* - Drinking tap water contaminated with toxic chemicals is a serious health risk. The post Over 65 Percent of U.S. Has Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water appeared first on Waking Times.

Long Praised for Peaceful Democracy, Zambia Faces Violence, Fraud Allegations Ahead of Thursday Election

NOEL SICHALWE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: FILE - In this Sept. 2015, file photo Zambia's President Edgar Lungu speaks during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Zambia votes in a presidential election Thursday Aug. 11, 2016, amid widespread concerns about possible political violence as President Lungu faces off against businessman contender Hakainde Hichilema. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, FILE)] LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- Zambia, often praised for its healthy democracy and economy, now faces a presidential election with high tensions on both fronts. This southern African country ... more »

The Latest From the Olympics: IAAF Head Unsure if Crowds Will Pack Track Venues

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Rain drips down a banner with Olympic rings on the 2nd hole during a practice round for the men's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016.] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Even away from doping, there’s little good news for track and field right now. For one, IAAF President Seb... more »

You’ve been dupe’d: Results so nice, journals published them twice

Michael Koziol at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
With so many retraction notices pouring in, from time to time we compile a handful of straight-forward retractions. Once again, this list focuses on duplications — but unlike other duplications, these authors were not at fault. Rather, these retractions occurred because the publishers mistakenly published the same paper twice — the result of a transfer […] The post You’ve been dupe’d: Results so nice, journals published them twice appeared first on Retraction Watch.

DISTURBING EXAMPLES: Allegedly from Louisiana!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016Part 2—Charles Blow's improbable claim:* Are American journalists human? For reasons which are fairly obvious, the question arises quite often. Just consider a pair of offerings from yesterday's New York Times. On page one of the National section, Ashley Parker—she's long been suspect—penned a lengthy news report about Donald J. Trump and fast food. The inanity of the topic would raise almost anyone's suspicions. At one point, though, Parker even reported that Trump has said he likes fast food because fast food is "quick." Our Extraterrestrial Spotter... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
I am stuck in meetings this morning. Blogging will return at 12:00 EST. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST respectively.

Leaked British Military Report Believes That Russia Is Using Ukraine To Train Their Military To Go To War Against The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Click on Image to Expand* *The Telegraph*: *Russia can outgun British troops, leaked report suggests* The Russian army can outgun British troops on the battlefield, a leaked report suggests, following military advances by the Kremlin. The assessment by the British Army's warfare branch, seen by The Times newspaper, warned that Russian weapons, including rocket launchers and air defence systems, were more powerful than their British equivalents. It came as Vladimir Putin and Theresa May on Tuesday spoke for the first time since she took office and both expressed dissatisfaction wit... more »

Vietnam Deploys Rocket Launchers On Their Islands In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An oil rig (C) which China calls Haiyang Shiyou 981, and Vietnam refers to as Hai Duong 981, is seen in the South China Sea, off the shore of Vietnam in this May 14, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Minh Nguyen/File Photo *Reuters:* *Exclusive: Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea - sources* Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China's runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials. Diplomats and military offic... more »

BWorld 77, Migration and housing

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last July 26, 2016. Migration means mobility and freedom. The free movement of people along with their skills and talent, families and colleagues, culture and sports, science and technology, capital and investments, is the natural sibling of free trade of goods and commodities. The world is far from real free trade in goods and free mobility of people, but the regional and global trend is towards more freedom, not less. The numbers to confirm this are freely available -- rising exports and imports, rising foreign investments, rising tourism. W... more »

Inside the Mind of a Minion in the Matrix

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - We’re all exposed to it. We’re all part of it to one degree or another. The post Inside the Mind of a Minion in the Matrix appeared first on Waking Times.

Trump Refuses to Back Down From Clinton Second Amendment Comments

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Aug. 1, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event in Columbus, Ohio.] GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump says the media is creating a controversy after Hillary Clinton's campaign and pundits accused him of calling for the Democratic presidential nominee's assassination. In a speech yesterday (transcript here), Trump said that Clinton "wants to... more »

French Gov’t Denies Hiding Study That Found Drug Created Birth Defects

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: pills, medicine] PARIS (AP) -- French health authorities are denying claims they concealed a study on a drug used to treat epilepsy that caused birth defects. Le Canard Enchaine weekly said the health ministry suppressed a study revealing that the drug was...more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Jame sys I never been in love I only know i want more than me love me like a Greek discovrery' or the first fire man ever created like I love you that historical lot and all sheaksphree and all the aouthresa thaN ME saying ;

Stay cay with steve cooking temp editon

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I an cooking on my stay cay and the pool is like a womb and I am reborn and find myself in the right universe for a change and thats some kind of priceless for a traveler on the freeway of alternate alternavies like me. one thing is constant the smell of skunk in every world its a marketing opportuinty for sure

Jonny Rockets

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
If you have never been high it sits way over the superhighway that bisets Roppongi and I never eat ther cause I like hamburger but as a concept it blows my mind and thats why I return everytime to Jonny Rocket over Roggpgngge ovber roponnngeee take a sponge bath in the humitidy' today wwe aer all Jonny Rockets astronauts

957 AM

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
its nearly ten oclolck and I am still nearly past 12 or I have shifted to another time zone again and I am wasted in the morning when I started in night and its all so confusing but for sure I am high and when the planet is cooking under my feet I feel right at home being baked cause what else can you do when int 34 c and you got no underwear but hit the pool hard and try not to drwon in thje heqat heat heat meccas heat like muhoand porm.

Corporate Ed Candidate Loses in Memphis School Board Race

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
In the only contested school board race in Memphis this year, the corporate charter behemoth lost. Stephanie Love, an incumbent who has advocated for public neighborhood schools and against the ASD, won over a candidate, Sharon Fields, who was funded by the charter industry. Love finished with almost 60 percent of the vote. . . . .The single contested race mirrored several state races, as education reform groups, which often advocate for charter schools, took an interest at both the state and local level. Fields is the office manager and family coordinator for the Libertas School ... more »

The Next Battle

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
In the 19th century, we fought over religion. In the 20th century, we fought over language. And, as the National Energy Board considers Trans Canada's application for the Energy East pipeline, it's becoming clear that, in the 21st century, pipelines could divide the nation. Chantal Hebert writes: As of this week and until the end of the year, the National Energy Board is hearing from proponents and opponents of TransCanada’s plan to link Alberta’s oil sands to the Atlantic coast via a 4,600-km pipeline. From New Brunswick the panel will be moving on to Quebec, Ontario and points... more »

Beg pardon? Researchers pull cancer paper because, well, um, you see …

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
We’ve been writing about retractions for six years, and things tend to fall into easily recognizable categories — plagiarism, fabricated data, rigged peer review, etc. So it’s always interesting to come across a notice sui generis, such as one that appeared in July in OncoTargets and Therapy, a Dove title, about a new way to detect […] The post Beg pardon? Researchers pull cancer paper because, well, um, you see … appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Top British Court Splits on Whether Man Can Receive Pension as a Woman

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 11322099336_2665818ea6_k] LONDON (AP) -- Britain’s top court said Wednesday it was unable to agree on the case of a female-identifying man who was denied a female pension because he refused to divorce his wife. Five Supreme Court judges said the Court...more »

Accountability for IRS? What’s Next After New Court Decision

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 1200px-NYC_IRS_office_by_Matthew_Bisanz] The IRS has not stopped targeting conservative groups seeking nonprofit status, a federal appeals court has ruled in deciding to reinstate a lawsuit against the agency. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a decision by... more »

Russian Opposition Leader Attacked on the Campaign Trail

NATALIYA VASILYEVA at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 16098711479_70833e7726_k] MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian opposition Parnas Party says its leader, Mikhail Kasyanov, has been attacked while on the campaign trail in southern Russia. Kasyanov’s party is one of the few opposition forces allowed to run in Russia’s Sept. 18... more »

Today I think of Jonny Rockets like Hamburger

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
o whats in a bun or where is the meat there is no wonS despite all the condiments we are really' inedible all the time so what a lauch that failed Jonny rockets cover betrayed

Power of my computer to take me away

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Well for example you have I tunes and right now I am loaded with pouges and there are thosands of possiblities all just there like my own private intellectutal playground fee fee free today tommorrow no one knwns but its certainly a topic' for disuccsion I am free of everthing that constrained me on the internet and I get bio feed back like streams and I have to admit if my thoughts were a river it would not have fish or even zebra mussles and thats a bitch

Farmer in the sky

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
we gotta leave the planet to get those crops

On a summer holiday

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Who wants to blow your mind I give away surprises all the time taking libertes and getting wet because its hotte than an camel could imagine outside the tent and we do not ride in the desserat anymore we create them full score

Suck it Kelly

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Its just not going to align in a good way Not going to cut off my ear to silance the voices not going to stick coral up my ass to prove I am an asshole not going to change myself in anyway cause naked and alone I came and when i went I want the same

The One People: Ryan & Andy from Wake Up World

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
Everyone do a 5 minute tidy up because tonight we have guests (well.... last night we had guests)!! It was lovely to be joined by Andy and Ryan, the founders of the Australian based website Wake up World. Ryan and Andy shared their journey of discovery regarding the enigmatic Gosford Glyphs at Kariong which took them all the way to the Kemet School in Egypt and their eventual, accurate translation. We also heard their personal stories of 'waking up', played with the 'mandela effect', discussed the latest video to break the internet and more. Click here for the chat room doc ... more »

Confronting Climate Fraud In The US Northeast

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood confronting-climate-change-in-the-u-s-northeast According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, in their report, “Confronting Climate Change in the US Northeast”: This long-familiar climate has already begun changing in noticeable ways, however. Since 1970 the Northeast has been warming at a rate of nearly 0.5 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) per decade. Winter temperatures […]

Why Hasn't Señor Trumpanzee Tweeted That Michelle Obama Is Really A Man?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I was flipping around the dial the other night before going to sleep and I came upon Fox News. One of the empty-headed, hostile Roger Ailes whores (whore in the most literal sense, not in a figurative use of the world) was giving short shrift to the new #NeverTrump guy from the CIA, Evan McMullin, and abruptly cut him off and as though she had to break for a commercial. But instead of a commercial, she just had some Trumpist ready to denounce him on another camera. Then she started repeating the latest right-wing Hate Talk Radio conspiracy theory about how a Hillary e-mail killed t... more »

Russia and Turkey Mend Fences. It's Either a Big Deal or It's Much Ado about Nothing?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*The media goes between making this a big deal to downplaying the significance. It's either two despots getting together to be despotic or it's much ado about nothing. It appears we'll have to use our own discernment. Looks to me as if some progress was made. The fact they had the meeting indicates progress. The fact there will be more meetings tells us there is progression or * *a moving forward.* *Globe and Mail* Russia and Turkey took a big step toward normalizing relations on Tuesday, with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both ... more »

A Better GOP Nomination Process

Alex Chediak at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican Party, GOP, Elephant, Election, American Flag] Frustration with Donald Trump's campaign is rising to a fevered pitch, with Politico reporting that 70 percent of GOP insiders are now hoping The Donald pulls the plug. While the majority (58 percent) think that's unlikely, it's astonishing that 4... more »

Taxpayer-Funded Amtrak Begins Payouts for Injuries in Major 2015 Crash

MICHAEL R. SISAK at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Amtrak Crash Settleme_perr__1470832896_71.164.139.145] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Amtrak has started settling lawsuits with victims of last year’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia, and lawyers involved in the process say a strict confidentiality provision prevents them and their clients from talking about how they’re doing or... more »

Voting Rights Laws, and Why They Matter

HOPE YEN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Why It _perr__1470831938_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- THE ISSUE: Who should be able to vote and how easy should it be? It’s a question that goes to the core of democracy. Voting rights are in flux in the final months of Barack Obama’s two terms... more »

Clinton Campaign Targets GOP Strongholds Arizona, Georgia

BILL BARROW & BOB CHRISTIE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Clinton_perr (2)__1470829605_71.164.139.145] ATLANTA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is expanding her presidential battleground map to include the traditionally Republican states of Georgia and Arizona -- another sign that Republican Donald Trump’s missteps have Democrats contemplating a November landslide that could help the party...more »

Len Kasten - Planet Serpo Project - Fade to Black with Jimmy Church

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
It's back on, allegedly, the supposedly ill-fated and supposedly totally-debunked PROJECT SERPO.- where twelve Earthers made a journey to Zeta Reticuli 39.17 light years from Earth and spent THIRTEEN YEARS there soaking up the alien culture and the ways they do things in that part of space. Remember, this is all supposedly totally (totally Close Encounters of the Third Kind via Steven Spielberg) nonsense and Len Kasten author of *Secret Journey to Planet Serpo: A True Story of Interplanetary Travel* is supposedly totally insane and/or supposedly being fed the wrong stuff by those... more »

Musical Interlude: Cat Stevens, “Bitterblue”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Cat Stevens, “Bitterblue” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7oZ5THKdj8

RNC Hires Strategists to Help Woo African-American Voters

JESSE J. HOLLAND at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Campaign 2016 GOP Bla_perr__1470830984_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee is trying to strengthen its outreach to black voters by hiring a new national director of African-American engagement and bringing on new advisers and strategists to bolster its efforts to bring in more... more »

Federal Report: Baltimore Police Show Bias, Overuse Force

JULIET LINDERMAN and ERIC TUCKER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Baltimore Police Deat_perr (1)__1470830378_71.164.139.145] BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday. The report, the culmination of a yearlong... more »

The Global Poor Desperately Need a Thing You Can’t Taste or Touch: Property Rights

Michael Matheson Miller at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Rio Olympics_perr (1)__1470489163_71.164.139.145] A recent AP news story laments that Rio's poor would be watching the summer Olympics from their rooftops, since they have no ticket in to a celebration reserved for the rich and glamorous. The article is a peek into the... more »

Former Catholic Priest Pleads Guilty To 27 Counts Of Child Sex Abuse

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A former children’s home worker and Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to 27 counts of sexual assault against children in the UK. Philip Temple admitted charges of sexual assault committed against 27 children who were in his care in London in the 1970s and two counts of perjury, according to the Metropolitan police Temple worked in various children’s care homes around London in the 1970s before being ordained as a priest. Press TV reports: The 66-year-old priest and a former children’s home worker said he had carried out the offenses against male and female victims living at the car... more »

Wed Short Shorts: Please stop, Kerry Brown

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Taiwan: you're never far from this* Interesting news for the KMT today. First, the political warfare military instructors are going to be phased out of educational institutions across the nation by 2020. In the old days they were responsible for following and reporting on the political views of students, and also for school discipline and punishment. Students viewed them with terror. Generally they were pro-KMT and enforced party ideologies and historical theology. Remnants of that attitude remain, as this video from Feb shows. But on the whole they have changed with democratizati... more »

More Clinton E-mails Released as Judicial Watch Sues Government

STEPHEN BRAUN & EILEEN SULLIVAN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Clinton_perr (1)__1470828524_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has turned over 44 previously-unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges that the Democratic presidential nominee failed to include among the 30,000 private messages she turned over to the government last year. They show her interacting...more »

Afghan Official: Taliban Closing in on Key City in the South

MIRWAIS KHAN & LYNNE O'DONNELL at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Afghanistan_perr (2)__1470827576_71.164.139.145] KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan troops are being deployed to the capital of the key southern province of Helmand amid intense fighting with the Taliban in surrounding areas and fears the city could fall to the insurgents within days, officials... more »

Paul Ryan Easily Wins Wisconsin Primary Against Overmatched, Outspent Opponent

SCOTT BAUER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: APTOPIX Wisconsin Pri_perr__1470826553_71.164.139.145] JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected the idea that his easy win Tuesday over a longshot Republican primary challenger praised by Donald Trump spells danger for Trump’s presidential prospects in the swing state of Wisconsin. All the... more »

Trump’s Economic Agenda Speech: The Good, the Bad and the Bygone

Jordan Ballor at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers an economic policy address detailing his economic plan at the Detroit Economic Club August 8, 2016 in Detroit Michigan.] Earlier this week Donald Trump outlined his economic agenda in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club. It was an iconic choice. Detroit has become synonymous with American decline. This once-great city, the story goes, has suffered under mismanagement, corruption, social... more »

Belgian police hunting teenager who pledged to 'kill all Christians' in online video

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
The Telegraph reports http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/09/belgian-police-hunting-teenager-who-pledged-to-kill-all-christia/ yet another Islamist terrorist story: 'Belgian police have launched a manhunt for a teenager after footage emerged of him calling for "the murder of all Christians". The video shows the 15-year-old, who has not been named, in Verviers and, in Arabic, declaring, "Oh Allah,destroy the odious Christians. Oh Allah kill them all." The boy is filmed on a French website saying, "Don't spare any of them." The film was shot in Verviers, the scene of a successf... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... August 9 , 2016.... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Tuesday Modestly Risk On - Oil Positive for 2016 , NASDAQ Latest Record Close ; BOE QE Program Hits A Snag - On Day 2 ; S&P 500 Sector ETFs for 2016 - Everything Showing Green ; Global Bonds Get A Lift - Everything Golden Apparently ; Asia Items - Wednesday News & Data. 2.Turkey News De Jour - Purge Updates , Erdogan - Putin Meeting In Moscow. 3. Spain Ciudadanos Sets Six Conditions For Sitting Down To Negotiate With PP. 4. Syria State Of Play , Focus On Aleppo , Idlib And Latakia. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets & Market Moving News..... *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 9m 9 minutes ago Overnight USD weakness getting another leg (part 2) *BloombergVerified account* ‏@business 2m 2 minutes ago *Japan*’s plunging jobless rate is all about aging, not Abenomics http:// bloom.bg/2ayWVoK *BloombergVerified account* ‏@business 8m 8 minutes ago *China*’s money outflow goes quiet - for now http://bloom.bg/2ayW9YN *Simon Ting* ‏@simonting 25m 25 minutes ago Maersk: "We want to focus on more profitable ports and will no longer use 10 Chinese ports of import and export g... more »

Labour MP’s Compare Israel To ISIS Terrorists

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 2 days ago
There have been new claims of ‘anti-Semitism’ from Britain’s Labour Party as Shadow Cabinet ministers and friends of leader Jeremy Corbyn reportedly made comments comparing Israel to ISIS terrorists. The labour party’s communities spokesman, Grahame Morris, the party’s communities spokesman wants British Jews who serve in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) to be treated as suspected terrorists. It is also claimed that justice spokesman Richard Burgon urged MPs and party members to quit the Labour Friends of Israel group, calling Zionism an “enemy of peace.” RT reports: Morris, the chai... more »

Fool Me Once, Shame On — Shame On You: George W. Bush

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 2 days ago
American politicians are in the business of getting elected and fooling people. There is part of an old quote from former U.S. President George W Bush which says, “Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” He believes that once people are fooled they are fooled forever. Americans believe their politicians are elected to look after their interests, whereas in reality they are in the business of fooling people and looking after their own interests. That interest, wrapped in a lot of flag waving, could come at the cost of sacrificing the U.S. and most of the world to a nuclear winter; the... more »

Assange Suggests Dead Man was DNC Leaker

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 days ago
Julian Assange seems to suggests on Dutch television program Nieuwsuur that Seth Rich was the source for the Wikileaks-exposed DNC emails and was murdered.

Meeting with South Korean VFP

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 days ago
This morning fellow VFP member Will Griffin and I had the pleasure to meet with four members of the Korean VFP chapter. On previous trips to South Korea I've met with the Korean chapter and once brought them the US VFP flag given to me by Tom Sturtevant who was a Korean War veteran in the Maine chapter. Tom insisted that I be sure to deliver the flag to them, which I did. Since Tom's passing a few years ago our Maine VFP chapter has been re-named in his honor. Two of the Korean VFP members we met with today were Captains in the South Korean Army. One was a tank commander and t... more »

Henry Kissinger Hindered Efforts To Stop Mass Killings In Argentina

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 2 days ago
Newly-declassified documents have revealed that former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger jeopardized efforts to stop the mass killings of dissidents by Argentina’s 1976-83 military dictatorship. The State Department files show that Kissinger’s close relationship to Argentina’s military dictatorship hampered any attempts made by the administration of Jimmy Carter to influence the brutal regime. According to the documents, which were released on Monday, Kissinger congratulated the country’s military leaders for “wiping out” terrorism. Press TV reports: Kissinger hailed the militar... more »

"The Desert..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
"Like night, the desert is boundless, comfortless and infinite. Like night, it intrigues the mind and leads it to futility. When you have flown halfway across a desert, you experience the desperation of a sleepless man waiting for dawn which only comes when the importance of it's coming is lost. You fly forever, weary with an invariable scene, and when you are at last released from its monotony, you remember nothing of it because there was nothing there." - Beryl Markham

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire”, Live at Royal Albert Hall, London

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Divenire”, Live at Royal Albert Hall, London - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIprTEhr9lE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
“What's the closest active galaxy to planet Earth? That would be Centaurus A, only 11 million light-years distant. Spanning over 60,000 light-years, the peculiar elliptical galaxy is also known as NGC 5128. Forged in a collision of two otherwise normal galaxies, Centaurus A's fantastic jumble of young blue star clusters, pinkish star forming regions, and imposing dark dust lanes are seen here in remarkable detail. *Click image for larger size.* The colorful galaxy portrait is a composite of image data from space- and ground-based telescopes large and small. Near the galaxy's center, ... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
“How beautiful? So beautiful that even your times of sorrow, fear, frustration, anger, confusion and loneliness will be missed. Dearly, dearly missed. But you'll smile when you find them again as carefully set jewels in your crown of compassion. And you'll laugh once the veils of time fall away revealing that each moment of your life is still unfolding. And you'll cry when you discover how beautiful it all really is. That's life.” “Oh the places we will go,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

Chet Raymo, “Whence Ourselves?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
*“Whence Ourselves?”* by Chet Raymo “I recently thought of David S. Goodsell's "The Machinery of Life," and I found myself reading the book again. There is nothing I didn't already know, but it's worth reading again for the same reason one might read, say, Anna Karenina or Moby Dick several times in the course of a life. In fact, Goodsell's book would be a good candidate for the one science book I would recommend to someone stuck on a desert island. Step by step he takes us through the molecular machinery shared by all life on Earth. Humans have a lot more in common with a bacteriu... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
Coppenbrügge, Niedersachsen, Germany. Thanks for stopping by!

"A Message From The Hopi Elders"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
*"A Message From The Hopi Elders"* "You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour. Here are the things that must be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know our garden. It is time to speak your Truth. Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader. This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift, that there are those who wil... more »

"Dreams And Stars..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
"I've heard fate talked of. It's not a word I use. I think we make our own choices. I think how we live our lives is our own doing, and we cannot fully hope on dreams and stars. But dreams and stars can guide us, perhaps. And the heart's voice is a strong one. Always is.Your heart's voice is your true voice. It is easy to ignore it, for sometimes it says what we'd rather it did not- and it is so hard to risk the things we have. But what life are we living, if we don't live by our hearts? Not a true one. And the person living it is not the true you." - Susan Fletcher

The Poet: Thomas Centolella, "Splendor"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
*"Splendor"* One day it's the clouds, one day the mountains. One day the latest bloom of roses- the pure monochromes, the dazzling hybrids- inspiration for the cathedral's round windows. Every now and then there's the splendor of thought: the singular idea and its brilliant retinue- words, cadence, point of view, little gold arrows flitting between the lines. And too the splendor of no thought at all: hands lying calmly in the lap, or swinging a six iron with effortless tempo. More often than not splendor is the star we orbit without a second thought, especially as it arrives and de... more »

“Is Your Brain Democratic Or Republican?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
*“Is Your Brain Democratic Or Republican?”* by Diogenes Middle Finger "There are 5 responses for each scenario. Note: if you are using Safari on iOS, you may need to scroll to see all options." *GO HERE* - http://beforeitsnews.com/

"Trying to Please Others, Living for Ourselves"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
*"Trying to Please Others, Living for Ourselves"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We may not realize until we are adults that we are living our life to make our parents happy. Most of us come to a point in our lives when we question why we are doing what we are doing, and many of us come to realize that we may be living our lives in an effort to make our parents happy. This realization can dawn when we are in our 20s, our 40s, or even later, depending upon how tight a hold our family of origin has on our psyche. We may feel shocked or depressed by this information, but we can trust ... more »

"How It Really Is- And Some Things Never Change"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 days ago
○ *And some things never change...* "The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced. If the nation doesn’t want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." – Marcus Tullius Cicero, *55 BC*

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