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Saturday, August 13, 2016

13 August - Blogs I'm Following

The View

11:06pm MDT


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
- Steve Jobs

Musical Interlude: Hans Zimmer, “Time”; “The Paradox Of Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
Hans Zimmer, “Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuAGGZNfUkU *“The Paradox Of Time”* “Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go; Or else, were this not so, What need to chain the hours, For Youth were always ours? Time goes, you say?- ah no! Ours is the eyes’ deceit Of men whose flying feet Lead through some landscape low; We pass, and think we see The earth’s fixed surface flee:- Alas, Time stays,- we go! Once in the days of old, Your locks were curling gold, And mine had shamed the crow. Now, in the self-same stage, We’ve reached the silver age; Time goes... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
“How massive can a normal star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, nearly making it the record holder. This star is the brightest object located just above the gas front in the above below. *Click image for larger size.* Close inspection of images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, however, have shown that Pismis 24-1 derives its brilliant luminosity not from a single star but from three at least. Component stars would still remain near 100 solar masses, making ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Seven Rules for Believing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
*"Seven Rules for Believing"* by Chet Raymo "I was recently reading again Richard Dawkins' letter to his daughter Juliet on her tenth birthday, urging her to avoid tradition, authority and revelation as reasons for believing. Ask for evidence, he writes - evidence that is at least potentially available to all. Good advice, and I wouldn't mind passing on Dawkins' letter to my own children or grandchildren. But there is further advice I would add. Previously I proposed here Four Rules of Rational Thinking, and had some savvy comments by readers. Let me now propose Seven Rules of Beli... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago

Free Download: Ayn Rand, "Anthem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
*"Anthem: Ayn Rand’s Dystopian Masterpiece"* by Roderick Long "In a Leningrad university classroom in the early 1920s, as the professor drones on about orthodox Marxist theory, a young woman with an intense gaze is writing furiously in her notebook. The woman is Alisa Rosenbaum, later to be famous as Ayn Rand, and her jottings do not concern the relationship between dialectical materialism and the dictatorship of the proletariat; they are notes for a play to be called Ego, about the rediscovery of individuality in a totalitarian society based on the worship of the collective. Over... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
Garza García, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Things We Beg For..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
“These are the things we beg for. A root canal, an I.R.S. audit, coffee spilled on our clothes. When the really terrible things happen, we start begging the god we don't believe in to bring back the little horrors, and take away this. It seems quaint now, doesn't it? The flood in the kitchen, the poison oak, the fight that leaves you shaking with rage. Would it have helped if we could see what else was coming? Would we have known that those were the best moments of our lives?” - “Meredith”, “Grey’s Anatomy”

I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts: Setting up a Ghostbusters Franchise

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 20 minutes ago
With out group due for at least a few sessions of Ghostbusting, there's some important decisions we need to make - when and where is our franchise? A little background - the premise of the Ghostbusters RPG is the characters have their own Ghostbusting franchise, located wherever the group chooses to place it. After all, the key to being profitable in Ghostbusting is in the franchise fees... There is also the matter of when. The RPG assumed "the modern day" but it's worth noting that that represented the mid-1980's at the time the game was published. Our previous session took place... more »

Goldwater Girl Redux

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 hour ago
Now that Hillary has gotten her jingoistic corporate convention out of the way, and Trump is sinking in the polls, and Bernie Sanders is admonishing the Bros that the Clinton Restoration is as revolutionary as Wonder Bread, we're just about at that point where we can finally take the waiting right out of the Empress-in-Waiting moniker. Why wait until she's formally elected to ditch progressives and show her true conservative, war-hawkish colors? In the space of just a few weeks, she's sought and gained the support of such odious Republican billionaires as Michael Bloomberg and Alice... more »

How Much Worse Will Trump Do Than Romney And McCain?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
It's hard to imagine anyone ever took Mr. Trumpanzee's claims that he will win in deep blue states like California, New York and New Jersey seriously, not even people who are part of his campaign. Maybe Barron Trump took it seriously and the plagiarizer. Maybe someone thought some of the long-dead Christie magic would rub off on him. After all, they probably thought it was significant when the Trumpster said "I *am* New Jersey. Like a second home. I have property there. I have a lot of employees there." So he opened a campaign office in Edison in Middlesex County on May 3. It's a p... more »

Supplies needed Sacred Stones Camp 'No Dakota Access Pipeline'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Photo Waniya Locke Photo Waniya Locke, Camp of Sacred Stones, Cannon Ball, North DakotaSaturday, Aug. 13, 2016

#RPGaDay Day 13: What Makes a Successful Campaign?

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
I'd say the biggest component of a successful campaign is compatibility. The players get along with each other and everyone buys into the rules and the assumptions of a genre. I suppose this seems obvious, but I've been part of campaigns that didn't meet these requirements. Players not liking each other is probably the most destructive to a game.

No Man's Sky and the Political Economy of Hype

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 2 hours ago
You've heard of GamerGate, right? The "movement" of online men-babies who harassed, doxed, and attacked women game developers and game firm employees because they were ostensibly upset about "ethics in video game journalism". No? Well here, knock yourself out. Anyway, "professional" video game journalism has another problems: a tendency to be victimised by the hype it generates. This reveals itself in the release of Hello Games' *No Man's Sky*, the much-trailed space exploration game. What is particularly eye-catching from a game development/technical point of view is that its uni... more »

When It Comes To The Zika Emergency, Even Mr. Trumpanzee Has More Sense Than Congressional Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
The headline that everyone picked up on from Señor Trumpanzee's interview with the *Miami Herald* Thursday was all about his deranged plans for the Guantánamo gulag he seems so enthralled with. Reporter Patricia Mazzei quotes him saying American citizens could be tried there and points out that "under current federal law, it’s illegal to try U.S. citizens at military commissions" and that only Congress could change that. But there was more worth reading, from Trumpanzee denial of human activity being involved with Climate Change to his breaking with the GOP's obstruction of Presid... more »

Hayek on (Unitary) Economic Planning

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
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A Rabbi Claims That God Is Transgender

Michael Brown at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Guercino (Giovan Francesco Barbieri) (1591 - 1666) – Creator] In an August 12th op-ed piece for the New York Times entitled "Is God Transgender?", Rabbi Mark Sameth claims that "the Hebrew Bible, when read in its original language, offers a highly elastic view of gender" and, "Counter to everything... more »

Where Did Lord Krebs’ Heatwaves Go?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 5 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/13/the-climate-change-brigade-are-wrong-again/ Booker demolishes Krebs’ killer heatwave nonsense: A few weeks of not abnormally warm summer weather have prompted light-headed journalists to report not only that this could be the “hottest August for years” and “the hottest year on record” but that, thanks to climate change, we can, within 30 […]

Undercover cover-up

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
The anti-Israel activities in universities, at the Olympics, in the world in general and the anti-Israel reporting running through the BBC are all pretty overwhelming. Could this ever be turned around? I’ve been looking at the current thread on Harry’s Place inspired by France’s burkini ban. Some posters are reluctant to condemn conservative *Islamic *beach-wear while accepting *non-*Islamic cover-up garments like wet-suits. They don’t wish to be hypocritical. M & S burkini (no longer available) Apart from the fact that much Islamic dress is hugely impractical, ridiculous and dow... more »

Video Standing Rock Chairman Arrested at Blockade: No Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault arrested at blockade in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, defending the people from the police. No Dakota Access Pipeline. Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 Click arrow below to watch.

“Crop Circle 8/12/2016, Ansty, Nr. Salisbury, UK”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Crop Circle 8/12/2016, Ansty, Nr. Salisbury, UK”* "A couple of close friends have alerted me to this astounding formation which appeared yesterday- I was only able to look into it just now. From what I understand through my initial research, Earth Files reports this crop circle to span about 350 feet across! When I first saw the photo, I was rather surprised to see the symbols around the perimeter. I could be mistaken, but such symbols aren't very common in crop circles. I'm thinking "Light Language" but I feel that they may be more than that. *Click image for larger size.* There ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Ethics? Objectivity? From this pack of cheap money-whores? hahahahaha...

"ABC LIVE POLL: Who Are You Voting For?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"ABC LIVE POLL: Who Are You Voting For?"* ABC's online poll has results quite at odds with the "official" corporate media polls. "Donald Trump first campaigned for the U.S. presidency in 2000, and withdrew before any votes were cast, but afterwards won two Reform Party primaries. On June 16, 2015, he again announced his candidacy for president, as a Republican. Trump became known for his opposition to illegal immigration, his opposition to various free-trade agreements that he regards as unfair, his frequently non-interventionist views on foreign policy, and his proposal to tempor... more »

"Just Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"I know the world seems terrifying right now and the future seems bleak. Just remember human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. Never let hatred, fear, and ignorance get the best of you. Keep bettering yourself so you can make the world around you better, for nothing can improve without the brightest, bravest, kindest, and most imaginative... more »

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, July 30 to August 13, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*Publishing change: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments these updates will now be delivered every two weeks instead of weekly. The next new update will be on August 27. - CP *"**Your Radiation This Week, July 30 to August 13, 2016"* By Bob Nichols *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva (San Francisco) August 13, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Beta and Gamma Highs that affected people in the last 2 weeks around the United States and in your neighborhood. There is no way to recover from these kinds of exposures. Af... more »

"Democratic Donors Express Fears Over Sparse Clinton Rally Attendees; Talking Replacement Candidate"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Democratic Donors Express Fears Over Sparse Clinton * *Rally Attendees; Talking Replacement Candidate"* by Newsroom "The Democratic Party is hearing from its major contributors who are expressing "grave concern" about the sparsely-attended political rallies held by Hillary Clinton. Some Donors have decided to withhold additional money. Despite (rigged) Poll numbers which claim Hillary is leading Trump, the rallies are a better barometer of support because they are tangible, they can be seen. And the Democrat Donors do NOT like what they've been seeing. Everywhere he goes, Donald Tr... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “To the One Who Knows”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Yanni, “To the One Who Knows” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xBePsQzdOw&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Three objects stand out in this thoughtful telescopic image, a view toward the mostly stealthy constellation Lynx. The two brightest (the spiky ones) are nearby stars. The third is the remote globular star cluster NGC 2419, at distance of nearly 300,000 light-years. NGC 2419 is sometimes called "the Intergalactic Wanderer", an appropriate title considering that the distance to the Milky Way's satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, is only about 160,000 light-years. *Click image for larger size.* Roughly similar to other large globular star clusters like Omega Centauri, NGC 2... more »

The Poet: Lynn Ungar, “Boundaries”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Boundaries”* “The universe does not revolve around you. The stars and planets spinning through the ballroom of space dance with one another quite outside of your small life. You cannot hold gravity or seasons; even air and water inevitably evade your grasp. Why not, then, let go? You could move through time like a shark through water, neither restless or ceasing, absorbed in and absorbing the native element. Why pretend you can do otherwise? The world comes in at every pore, mixes in your blood before breath releases you into the world again. Did you think the fragile boundary of your... more »

"Resolve, Then..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"There is no need to sally forth, for it remains true that those things which make us human are, curiously enough, always close at hand. Resolve, then, that on this very ground, with small flags waving & tiny blasts of tiny trumpets, we shall meet the enemy, and not only may he be ours, he may be us." - Walt Kelly

"Overachieving and Overreaching: A Sign of Imbalance"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Overachieving and Overreaching: A Sign of Imbalance"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Sometimes when we don't feel good enough, we create imbalance by overachieving or needing to be the best at something. Overachievers are people who have achieved but still feel the need to do more, creating an imbalance in their lives. People who exhibit this behavior may be trying to compensate for feelings of insecurity and doubts about their worth. They may be chasing unresolved issues from their past into the present, or they might not be looking at their lives as a whole, but judging themsel... more »

"The Laughing Face Of Madness..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“If God does things for a reason, he sure has a bunch of psychopaths carrying out his job orders.” “We work in the dark. We do what we can to battle with the evil that would otherwise destroy us. But, a man’s fate is defined as not a choice but a calling. Yet sometimes the weight of this burden causes us to falter, breaching the fragile fortress of our mind, allowing the monsters without to turn within and we are left alone, staring into the abyss… into the laughing face of madness.” “Fox Mulder”, “The X-Files”

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. Thanks for stopping by!

Carlos Castaneda, "The Predator of Man"; Free Download: David Icke, "The Biggest Secret"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Predator of Man"* by Carlos Castaneda “’Predators Mind.’ This is the Castaneda term for that which aligns man with the thought center of service to self. In “Active Side of Infinity,” Don Juan tells Castaneda of the Earth being invaded in the mists of time by creatures of condensed darkness, the so-called Flyers which use man as food. The key idea as that these cosmic predators gave man their own mind. This is reasonable in light of much other material. At the human level, a system based on exploitation and consuming and control is seen to shape people in its own image: The ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Folly is perennial, yet the human race has survived.” - Bertrand Russell

“Obamacare On ‘Verge Of Collapse’ As Premiums Set To Soar Again In 2017”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Obamacare On ‘Verge Of Collapse’ As Premiums Set To Soar Again In 2017”* by Tyler Durden "If Obamacare enrollments continue their current trend and insurers continue to hike premiums at alarming rates then Republicans may not have to worry about “repealing and replacing Obamacare” as it might just work itself out “naturally”. The 4th open enrollment period for Obamacare begins on November 1, 2016 and industry experts are warning that another year of tepid demand from “young and healthy” Americans could force more insurers out of the exchanges effectively marking the end of Obamaca...more »

"How It Really Was, And Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"20 years ago the New York Times came out against Hillary Clinton calling her a “congenital liar.” “Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady- a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation- is a congenital liar. Therefore, ask not “Why didn’t she just come clean at the beginning?” She had good reasons to lie; she is in the longtime habit of lying; and she has never been called to account for lying herself or in suborning lying in her aides and friends.” - http://www.nytimes.com/

No THAAD Rally in Seoul

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Tomorrow August 14 Sunday, 7 PM Seoul City Hall Square protest the missile defense system THAAD to be placed on the Korean Peninsula by the US. Let's get together! No THAAD rally tomorrow on Aug 14, 7 pm at Seoul City Hall Square. Let's go together!

Police Lockdown North Carolina Shopping Mall After Reported Shooting

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Multiple reports on social media of a shooting on Saturday afternoon at a shopping mall in Raleigh, North Carolina, has forced police to lockdown the area. In an updated statement, Raleigh police have confirmed that no suspects had been arrested and no one injured with gunshot wounds had been located. RT reports: Officials at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh gave no reason why the building was placed on lockdown, ABC 11 reports. Raleigh police have confirmed the shooting and say they are working to secure the situation. Police were called to the mall at about 2:45 p.m. They say no on... more »

Russia’s Futuristic Hypersonic Glider Armed With ICBMs Is Almost Ready

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russia’s new lethal nuclear hypersonic glider that can travel at 7680mph and carry ICBMs is ready to revolutionize defense aviation. The doomsday weapon, believed to be the Yu-74, can travel anywhere in the world within minutes and can reach London in 13, rendering NATO’s missile defense system useless. Sputnik reports: After launching initial tests on Russia’s first futuristic glider last year as part of Russia’s Project 4202, the aircraft believed to be the Yu-74 is “ready for action” reports Britain’s Daily Star. The glider can travel at a speed of Mach 10 (7,680MPH or 12,3560kmh)... more »

Pelosi Warns Democrats to Change Numbers, Emails After Hack

KEVIN FREKING at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this Aug. 11, 2016, photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi is advising fellow Democrats to change their cellphone numbers and not let family members read their text messages after personal and official information of Democratic House members and congressional staff was posted online. Pelosi says in a letter to Democrats that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has hired a cybersecurity firm to investigate the hacking of the committee's computers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)] EDG... more »

China’s Child Trafficking Problem Isn’t Going Away

Ryan Pickrell at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: a child looking for help to free her from imprisonment behind the net concept image.] China has cracked down on child trafficking in recent years, but the problem remains a serious challenge the country has yet to overcome. Children in China are sometimes seen as goods or products that can be traded or sold. Each year,... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*Big volcano stopped sea levels from rising (?)* *Just modelling nonsense. When Warmist models show predictive skill will be the time to take notice of them. Hasn't happened yet* In 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted in what was the second biggest volcanic eruption this century. The cataclysmic effect caused worldwide cooling, which triggered sea levels to drop. But scientists say that the eruption has masked the accelerating effect of greenhouse gases on rising sea levels. An increase in greenhouse gases affects sea levels in a number of ways, including warming t... more »

August 13: Never push an erase button.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
I sit here in tears. After several hours of reading and writing, I lost my blog when it was almost done. I shall try to remember.... There's no point in commenting on the irving press because the only item in it worth reading is Alec Bruce's column. World news is almost absent. And the sermonette on the Faith page is the usual "Jesus wants me for a sunbeam." _______________________________________________________________________ Even The Guardian is pretty bland stuff. But it does have something worth noting. All its American election stories were about Trump. I've noticed that in m...more »

Aroedynamic Refigerators

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
SUV, CUV and all the other abominations that wagons feared all these years

Yes Robots to replace stupid human work

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Its so Assimov that the people wine about good grapes harvested without human interaction.


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
a more beautiful way to develop new proven concepts more beautiful than war for sure and a hell of a lot less sticky fingers

The orginal sin of the computer age

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Micros[j[[jhpht put a bullseye on everyone for everything as long as code exists

Twilligliht decensds on ten days in Heavan

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
7 years in Tibet has nothing on me man I did 10 days in the microwave and emerged 10 lbs heavier and that has to be some discouragement for sweating it off

US Declares Zika Health Emergency in Puerto Rico

DANICA COTO at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this May 23, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito sits inside a glass tube at the Fiocruz institute where they have been screening for mosquitos naturally infected with the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The U.S. surgeon general is urging Puerto Rico on Thursday, Aug. 11, to step up its public education campaign against Zika as he warned that 25 percent of the island will be infected with the mosquito-borne virus by year's end. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)] SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The U.S. government on Friday declared a public health emergency i... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 7 hours ago
*A young American woman detects that she is seen as "white trash"* *I accept that every word she says below is gospel truth so I am glad that I had a much easier ride. I come from a similar background. My father was a lumberjack and we lived in a small Australian country town -- where everybody thought that "poofters" (homosexuals) were disgusting and most men could fix most things with wire. We had churches for even the smaller denominations and there was culture -- the better-off mothers were keen to get their daughters into the State Eisteddfod, for ins... more »

Michael Phelps’ Last Race, Usain Bolt Enters the Track and Other Olympic Goings-On

Arnie Stapleton at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Michael Phelps American Flag - 900] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- This is goodbye for Michael Phelps. The most decorated athlete in Olympic history has one more race before retirement. His shot at a 28th medal comes Saturday in the final slate of swimming at the...more »

‘Unprecedented’ Flooding Causes Two Deaths, Forces Evacuations of More Than 1,000 in Louisiana

[image: A member of the St. George Fire Department assists residents as they wade through floodwaters from heavy rains in the Chateau Wein Apartments in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)] NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- National Guard soldiers and other officials in boats and helicopters plucked more than 1,000 people from their homes and cars as “unprecedented, historic” flooding swamped Louisiana, the governor said Saturday, warning that the slow-moving storm would... more »

Man Attacks Passengers With Fire And Knife On Swiss Train

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A man on board a Swiss train attacked passengers with a flammable liquid and a knife in the north east of the country, near the border with Liechtenstein. The 27-year old Swiss assailant was injured in the attack. Six other people including a six-year-old child were injured by the assailant. The whole world is officially going crazy!!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁 https://t.co/FWdXS0HxOx — Theresa Clarke (@tc2259) August 13, 2016 Evening Standard reports: The attack happened at 2.20pm local time (1.20pm UK time), near Salez in St Gallen Canton, as the train travelled between Buchs and Sennwald. Police... more »

things i heard at the library: an occasional series: #22

laura k at wmtc - 8 hours ago
"Can you help me find some mystery books?" "Yes, I'd be happy to. What kind of mysteries are you looking for?" "The kind where someone is killed, and then they figure out who did it." Okay... In the mystery fiction section, I tried this. "There are different kinds of mysteries. Some are more gritty and violent. Some are more gentle. Some are humourous. Do you know what might interest you at all? Maybe you've seen a mystery on TV that you liked?" He said, "You know, it makes you think that one person did it, but really it was another person?" Not a lot to go on there! I pulled thre... more »

Looks Like At Least One DWT Writer Is Not #NeverHillary

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*I haven't asked the other writers at DWT what they plan to do at the ballot box in November. Personally there's nothing that would ever move me to vote for someone I feel is unfit to be president, so that lets out Trump of Hillary. I would never vote for either of them under any circumstances. I've given up on lesser-of-two evils voting (and not even "at least she's not a psychopath" will work for me). I know there is no such thing as a perfect politician but unless I want to see someone ascend to public office because I believe in his our her intentions and capabilities, I woul... more »

Ambrose’s Holy Grail

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/08/10/holy-grail-of-energy-policy-in-sight-as-battery-technology-smash/ Our old friend, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, is away with the fairies again: The world’s next energy revolution is probably no more than five or ten years away. Cutting-edge research into cheap and clean forms of electricity storage is moving so fast that we may never again need to build […]

Group Sues Obama Administration for Immigration Records, Funding Sources, and More

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks at the 95th National Convention of Disabled American Veterans in Atlanta, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)] The Obama administration has stringently refused to provide records on its aggressive amnesty programs that may reveal coordination with outside lobbyists, prompting legal action from an immigration reform group. In response to the refusal, the Immigration Reform Law Institute decided to sue... more »

Jones Spaceman: Adventures with Mind Worms

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
Take a sheeple man give him a plan and its all easy cause we are programmed by a language and if you can hit someone hard enough with a language taser they will surrender and do anything including suicider its brown acid religion mindfucking style All the rituals of any religion I know says I am the one I am the way I am the all then by exculsion those who do not believe are heritics of confrunting wily caveman who use a stone age trick to meld the minds of men they got the narrative all we got is Spock Hawkings and Eisnstien to tell the galzzy we are open to party on every astal plan co... more »

Post readers refuse to listen to mollusks!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016The sound of our own hate speech:* From Monday through Friday, the New York Times is the more interesting paper. On the weekends, though, the Washington Post rules. The foppishness of the weekend Times tends to be overpowering. The Post stays where the rubber meets the road, as in this pair of letters in today's editions. (In what does the Times' foppishness consist? Who but the Times would hire an upper-end "philosophy" professor to write a Dear Abby-style "ethics" column in which he advises a reader about whether to have his dog put to sleep? Routinely,... more »

Kyrgyzstan President Says Islamic Clothing Could Radicalize Women

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The president of Kyrgyzstan has intervened in a national debate about Kyrgyz identity, claiming “women in mini skirts don’t become suicide bombers.” In a country were 80% of the population is Muslim, President Atambayev criticized those who oppose women wearing revealing outfits. The BBC reports: His remarks followed several weeks of controversy over government-sponsored hoardings or banners put up in the streets of the capital Bishkek to try to dissuade Kyrgyz women from wearing Islamic clothing, notably the hijab, niqab and burka, ahead of a visit to the country by German Chancell... more »

The Post-Liberation of Mosul: What Happens When The Common Enemy Is Defeated?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Photo of the Mosul Dam.* *Related: The Big Battle That Will Determine ISIS's Fate And Iraq's Future Is Hindered By Politicized Planning In D.C., Infighting In Iraq, And Lack of Humanitarian Aid. * *An excerpt from, "The challenge in Mosul won’t be to defeat the Islamic State. It will be what comes after." By David Petraeus, The Washington Post, August 12, 2016:* *The best vehicle for carrying this out would be a provincial council like the one set up in 2003, and through a similarly inclusive process. Importantly, Shiite militias should play no role in post-Islamic State securit... more »

North Korea Threatens “Real War At Any Moment”

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
North Korea has issued a chilling warning to the US and South Korea threatening “real war” on its enemies “at any moment.” After months of sabre-rattling the threat level from the DPRK is at a three-year high. The Daily Express reports: A threat level indicator by KCNA Watch, an independent website which collates data and information on the maverick nation, is now at its highest since the summer of 2013. The terror index, which measures the level of aggression in North Korea’s state media, will only increase concerns about the volatile leader. An editorial by Pyongyang-based state n... more »

60 seconds over Tokyo

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
It a movie about the fire bombing of that city. No sushi left after that the whole city was cooked To understand ourselves today we must remember Dresden in particular and Tokyo as a what was the fucking plan if your going to nuke Hiroshima and Nagasaki why fire bomb Tokyo? I am not a revisionist I understand war is worse than a Clinton presidency but she will bring war just like GWB she needs a good war to seperate herself from the historical trash but how successful will she be it dont matter to her she will win heads or tails its amazing being entitleed and no one will take her kinds ... more »

Living in a tinfoil and toothpaste house

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Yeah on a square foot bais if you buy at Costco you can make a house out of toothpaste and aluminum foil laminate for half the cost of wood and bonus when your finished its a total faradaday cage at no extra cost. You dont really need a vapour barrier but many building codes exist so just get a couple of boxes of giant sized five year supply of saran wrap and add them to you list Toothpaste hardened is like enamal call it ceramic and forget about drive byes being hard to handle origami

Another of my posted predictions comes true

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Steve on Patong Beach Dont shoot the messanger. My take it is anti goverment forces, not ISLAM. Walking St Road just as I predicted. doing superhero stuff cira 1992

Robert De Niro: Donald Trump Is ‘Totally Nuts’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Actor and producer Robert De Niro called Donald Trump “totally nuts” on Saturday. De Niro says U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should not be running for president. The star of Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy and a 100 other films says the whole Trump movement is “nuts,” and that “he shouldn’t even be where he is, so God help us.” Channel News Asia reports: Trump, a billionaire businessman seeking his first public office, has courted controversy with a string of inflammatory statements about his main opponent Hillary Clinton, guns, Me... more »

Some personal thoughts...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
Thursday I went to the water as Loie requested. That afternoon, via Denice I worked with Loie going into my heart and exploring past memories. I went to a world, which turned out to be the Pleiades, saw things I made, houses, gardens, meeting places, and a xylophone like instrument I once played made from crystals that had multiple tiers like a pipe organ keyboard (i have not been a musician in this life). Saw a crystal cave and a healing center pool, and a kind of a theater where I saw the final days in the Pleiades as it was attacked from above and I broke down into tears. ... more »

What Can Austin Texas Teach Us About How A Widely Hated Republican Party Consolidates Power

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Lamar Smith and Roger Williams-- this is not Austin, Texas* In 2003, Tom DeLay did Travis County in. It was part of a masterplan that brought Texas from a state with 17 Democrats and 15 Republicans in Congress to one with 21 Republicans and 11 Democrats. Among other things, he gerrymandered up Texas' fifth most populous county-- Austin and it's suburbs-- to deprive the citizens an opportunity to elect their own congressional representative. Two actually. Nationally, the average House district has a population of 710,767 and Travis County's population is 1,151,145-- two congressmen.... more »

Roswell in the 21st Century

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
For those who are interested, the print version is now available at Amazon. You can follow this link to it: https://www.amazon.com/Roswell-21st-Century-Kevin-Randle/dp/1628155132/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1471105143&sr=8-4&keywords=kevin+randle This is an attempt to look at the Roswell case with dispassionate eyes. I tried to follow the evidence to a logical conclusion. Yes, there is evidence from the testimony of some very reliable witnesses and some nonsense from some who are less than reliable. I try to point out the differences so that we have a solid base of information. Yes, there... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 13 , 2016...... Quick Hits - 1. Germany In Focus : Popularity Of Merkel And CDU Continues To Fall ; Merkel To Hold Summit Urging Companies To Hire Refugees. 2. Spain Political Stalemate Continues , Additional News & Views For Saturday . 3. Syria In Focus - State Of Play At Various Battlegrounds. 4. Turkey In Focus - Purge & Politics. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 12 hours ago
Germany....... *dwnews* ‏@dwnews 15m 15 minutes ago Rivals seek to stop Petry power play as split #AfD meets http:// dw.com/p/1Jhmv *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 3m 3 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted Holger Zschaepitz The poll for ZDF gave conservative Merkel an approval rating of 1.0, < from 1.4 in July on a scale of 5.0 to -5.0. fred walton added, *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner Merkel returns from holiday to a host of political problems amidst plunging popularity. http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/urn:news ml:dpa.com:20090101:160813-99-57443 … ... more »

Reince Priebus at Trump Rally 8/12/16: "Don't believe the garbage you hear"...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*thank you, Reince.* Well, you could have knocked this little 'ol gal over with that proverbial feather.

Tired of Robert Bateman? Try Peter Elson

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Now thats a collectable print.

Sphere Alliance Message #198 Energies shift, the Yeti depart....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
*Last Night* Bev: Denice, Terran tried to get Max* [the Tibetan Spanial dog]* out before going to bed. Max refused, so he walked out to see if anything was out there. He heard someone bang three times on the side of the barn. He looked and didn't see any thing. It is very dark with the rain. Bev: He came and told me he heard "I (We) want to talk to you." He is a little unsure of using telepathy at this point. I began talking with Sam and the following is the conversation. Can you get confirmation on this? It was clear to me, but..... Bev: Sam I Am are you here? Sam I A... more »

U.S.-Backed Kurds Take ISIS Stronghold in Syria

BASSEM MROUE at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Mideast Syria Fight F_perr__1471098949_71.164.139.145] BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed fighters have seized a key Islamic State stronghold in northern Syria after two months of heavy fighting and freed hundreds of civilians the extremists had used as human shields, Syrian Kurdish officials and an opposition activist... more »

Weekend reads: Manuscript submission headaches; Trophy Generation goes to grad school; is science fucked?

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured an inscrutable retraction notice, and a raft of new retractions for a cancer researcher who once threatened to sue us. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: If you thought submitting to scientific journals was convoluted and angst-ridden, wait until you read this guide to submitting to law reviews. (Brian Galle) […] The post Weekend reads: Manuscript submission headaches; Trophy Generation goes to grad school; is science fucked? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Trouble With A Capital T

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
The newspaper business is dying -- slowly. Alan Freeman writes: I spent most of my career in newspapers and I’m not particularly nostalgic for the print version. Like most people, I now consume most of my news online. But I am worried about how the death of newspapers is affecting newsgathering itself. For generations, newspapers formed the core of non-partisan, fact-based coverage of what was going in our communities. After waves of cutbacks, reporting jobs are disappearing. In the U.S., there are 20,000 fewer positions in newspaper newsrooms than there were 20 years ago. And tho... more »

Another Analysis On What Is Happening Happening Behind The Walls Of The Kremlin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * A Mi-8 helicopter during Su-34, Su-27 and MiG-29 aircraft during the aerial rehearsal of the May 9 Victory Parade in Moscow. © Sputnik/ Vladimir Astapkovich *WNU Editor:* Stratfor's analysis (and it a week or two old) on what is happening in Russia is spot on. Unfortunately .... while the article is free you will have to give them your email to read it (they will send it to your inbox). The link *is here. *They also have a somewhat good breakdown on who are the sources of influence in Russia's security circles .... that link *is here*. Hat tip to Ga... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* CNN Admits "We Couldn't Help [Hillary] Any More Than We Have" The article makes a good point or two but to say they're promoting Hillary as a *liberal* candidate\ is laughable. Japan is restarting a reactor at the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history This 400-year-old shark is the oldest vertebrate animal on Earth, scientists say Erdogan Threatens To Abandon US Dollar In Trade With Russia George Soros, NATO Allegedly Hacked By "Russians" Scotland has the largest oil reserve in the E.U. They just proved they don't need it. Babies cured by small d... more »

Death Toll Expected to Rise in Maryland Explosion That Killed Three, Wounded 34

MATTHEW BARAKAT at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Apartment Fire Maryla_perr__1471097712_71.164.139.145] SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- Additional bodies will likely be found in the debris of an apartment explosion and fire in Maryland that has already claimed three lives and injured more than 30 people, police said Friday. Montgomery County Assistant... more »

Moral improbity and turpitude

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
As the founding father of the BBC, Lord Reith has long been regarded as a model of moral probity and rectitude. However, newly released documents show that he tried to reveal the scurrilous secrets of his private meetings with the royal family and Winston Churchill. Clement Attlee, the prime minister, intervened to scupper the publication of Reith’s memoirs, branding them “objectionable” and in “bad taste”. The term “Reithian” is used today to describe the high-minded standards set down for broadcasting by the first BBC director-general. Yet in private papers civil servants ... more »

#Walmart is a terrible store and terrible for schools #backtoschool

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 14 hours ago
I agree with all of the WTU’s points here regarding Walmart’s well-financed efforts to undermine public education. Their latest back to school gimmick is a cynical ploy to feign support for public school teachers, while offering very little of actual value in return. A quote from a charter school supporter is particularly interesting: “All of […]

What Conservatives Did to Pull Off Religious Liberty Win in California

Andrew Egger at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: A multi-ethnic group of high school age students are sitting together reading the Bible and praying together.] California conservatives won a surprise victory this week, changing a state assembly bill that would have curtailed the freedom of private religious colleges. "We literally were able to see tens of thousands of people mobilize to make calls and to... more »

Thinking Only One Election at a Time is Killing the Conservative Movement

Joshua Charles at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: George Washington at Valley Forge - 900 000] At the Western Conservative Summit recently, my fellow millennial Ben Shapiro proclaimed the conservative movement moribund. The reasons why go way beyond Donald Trump, and way beyond this election. It can be revived. It must be revived. But it will... more »

Saturday Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
Enjoy a few links... - West Germany and Taiwan: the cold war intelligence connection - I am on another ICRT broadcast - Bruce Jacobs' new book reviewed in TT - Bill Sharp in the National Interest on Taiwan's Floundering Military - News Lens: Strong piece on migrant workers in Taiwan - Josh Ellis on Yong-an Harbor - 5th imported Zika case in Taiwan - Michael Kau: Southbound policy unclear _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links... more »

Weingarten Swaps History for Sophistry

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Posted by Mark Naison yesterday. Mr. Ahern provides important corrections to Weingarten's sketchy assessment of AFT's first hundred years. I am sorry to see he did not mention AFT's seminal role in creating TURN in the late 1990s, a traitorous group that could not have been created without financial support from Eli Broad. *Lies My Union President Told Me* Sean Ahern Letter to the American Educator re AFT President Randy Weingarten’s “Honoring Our Past and Inspiring Our Future” (http://www.aft.org/ae/summer2016/wws) President Randy Weingarten’s “Honoring Our Past and Inspiring... more »

Here’s What’s on Tap for Saturday Olympics

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Rio Olympics Athletic_perr__1471095017_71.164.139.145] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Day 8 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, tennis, fencing, track cycling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): Swimming The final day of swimming... more »

Trump Wants Americans Accused of Terrorism to Be Tried at Gitmo

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 1200px-Camp_Delta,_Guantanamo_Bay,_Cuba] Republican nominee Donald Trump said Thursday he'd be fine with trying Americans accused of terrorism at Guantanamo Bay. Such a move is currently illegal under federal law. Trump would have to work together with Congress to change that law to allow... more »

Trump Touts Obama ISIS Claim, Then Blames Media for Misinterpreting ‘Sarcasm’

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr (4)__1470921160_71.164.139.145] ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- It’s the media’s fault. That’s out of context. Never said it in the first place. Donald Trump’s claim Friday that he was merely being “sarcastic” in accusing President Barack Obama of establishing a terrorist group was... more »

Trump Asks RNC for Help Staffing All 50 States

Phillip Stucky at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: New York City - NY - USA - August 17 2015: front-running Republican presidential candidate ascends steps at 60 Centre Street to report for jury duty] Republican nominee Donald Trump asked the Republican National Committee (RNC) to augment his small campaign staff by fully staffing a national campaign in all 50 states, even ones that Trump has no hope of winning. Trump promised repeatedly during his race that... more »

Putin, Erdogan Have A Deal on Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
If you haven't yet read the previous post regarding Israel's disappointment the attempted Turkish overthrow failed, you're going to want to*. Failed Turkish Coup Attempt- Putting the Turkish/Israeli Detente at Risk? Definitely ties into this thought provoking op ed from M.K. Bhadrakumar on August 13, 2016 @ Asia Times* "After Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg, Ankara says the next administration in Syria should be inclusive and secular so that everyone can live with their beliefs. This is as close as Turkey has ever c... more »

Senior Iranian Official Says US & Saudi Presence In Syria Is Illegal

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A senior adviser to the supreme leader of Iran, has said the presence of the United States and Saudi Arabia in Syria is illegal. Ali Akbar Velayati, who advises Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, said on Saturday: “The presence in Syria by such countries as the US and Saudi Arabia, who intervene there without the Syrian government’s consent, is illegal” Press TV reports: “Making decisions as to Syria’s future is up to Syrian people,” he said, adding, “Others are disallowed to meddle in Syria’s internal affairs.” Saudi Arabia is widely reported to be providing la... more »

Hillary Shows Her True Colors (Again) In Florida

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Monday is the first day of early voting in Florida's August 30 primary. It's a day of stark choices for Florida, none more so than two very high profile races: one where the whole state decides on a Senate candidate to face Rubio between reactionary careerist Patrick Murphy and progressive national icon Alan Grayson, the single best member of Congress, and one just for FL-23 residents (southern Broward County from Weston and Davie inland to a stretch of coast from Dania Beach, Hollywood, Sunny Isles down to Miami Beach) between the symbol of Democratic Party self-serving corrupti... more »

Possible Clinton Foundation Probes In Little Rock, DC and New York

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 1200px-Hillary_Clinton_at_the_Senate_Armed_Services_Committee] Joint investigations by the FBI and various U.S. Attorneys of Clinton Foundation activities are most likely underway in Little Rock, Arkansas, Washington, D.C. and New York, according to a former assistant director of the FBI. "To me, those would be... more »

Judge Blocks Ohio Law Defunding Planned Parenthood

ANN SANNER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: The UN Just Ordered Ireland To Legalize Abortion] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal judge blocked a state law aimed at diverting public money from Planned Parenthood, saying in a Friday ruling that the group stood to suffer “irreparable injury.” The Ohio law targets the more than $1.4... more »

Did Putin just "Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war"?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 16 hours ago
*Vladimir Putin* Putin throws down the gauntlet - takes aim at US, calls Poroshenko ''puppet" I started this post a day or so ago...and was going to wait until tomorrow or perhaps Sunday to complete it, being somewhat busy this weekend. However,* it looks like something is in the works internationally....so I'm going to complete it as best I can and use it as* a "Breaking News" format to add to as developments occur...or, hopefully, not. First, *RT is off the air/Internet*. This is a significant development on it's own. Without RT, alternative news watchers are really stymied in ... more »

Official Figures Reveal Hundreds Dying From Hunger, Malnutrition In UK

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Food bank charities in the UK have criticized the poverty “scandal” in Britain after disturbing new statistics revealed that hundreds of Britons died from hunger and malnutrition last year. Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed that 391 people died from hunger or malnutrition in 2015, a 27 percent increase compared with 2006. Press TV reports: Hospitals treated 746 patients for malnutrition last year, an average of two per day, according to UK government figures. British Health Minister Nicola Blackwood confirmed the figure in a written statement in Parliament. ... more »

Clintons Release Tax Returns to Pressure Trump, Raked in Millions in Speaking Fees in 2015

LISA LERER, KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 1200px-Hillary_Clinton_Carl_Hayden_High_School_in_Phoenix,_Arizona] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary and Bill Clinton earned $10.6 million last year, according to a tax filing released by her campaign Friday that sought to pressure presidential rival Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns. The filing shows that the... more »

DOJ Report: Private Prisons More Dangerous Than Those Federally-Run

Craig Boudreau at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Federal_Prison_(855127147)] Privately-run prisons are far more dangerous than those run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), according to a new report. The Department of Justice Inspector General report found private prisons incur far more safety and security incidents than their federally-run... more »

On Religious Liberty, a Chasm Divides the Democrat and Republican Platforms

Maggie Gallagher at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Censorship, Freedom of Speech, Free Speech, First Amendment Rights] The party platforms adopted every four years do not bind the candidates. But they do show the stark differences between the activists and organizers who lead each of the parties, and on the central question of religious liberty, the contrast... more »

Dairy Farmers Want Government To Buy $150 Million Worth Of Cheese

Thomas Phippen at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: iStock_22575639_MEDIUM__1471087147_71.164.139.145] Desperate for relief from low milk prices, American dairy farmers are asking the government to buy 90 million pounds of cheese with taxpayer money. "We respectfully request that [U.S. Department of Agriculture] provide $100 -- $150 million in assistance, which would... more »

Religious Freedom Should Light the Way

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: TOPSHOT - A man lits a candles at a makeshif memorial in front of the Saint-Etienne du Rouvray church on July 27, 2016, after the priest Jacques Hamel was killed on July 26 in the church during a hostage-taking claimed by Islamic State group. France probes an attack on a church in which two men described by the Islamic State group as its "soldiers" slit the throat of a priest. An elderly priest had his throat slit in a church in northern France on July 26 after two men stormed the building and took hostages. The attack in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray came as... more »

Book Review: Taiwan's China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan's Cross Strait Economic Policy

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*Taiwan's China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Economic Policy* Syaru Shirley Lin Stanford University Press 304 pages One of the joys of operating this blog is the privilege of meeting incredible people, listening to them talk, and then reading their incredible books. Few have merited these encomiums more than Shirley Lin. She arranged a meeting with me in Taipei to give me a copy of the book, and then talked at me nonstop, ideas, insights, histories, stories, more ideas, more insights, pouring out of her, an Amazon at full flood. I thin... more »

No Justice for Jack Yantis: The "Smoking Gun" is a Bloody Bullet

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 18 hours ago
*Jack Yantis with his now-widow, Donna. * *"Perhaps you can account also for the bullet which has so obviously hit the window?”* *“By George! How ever did you see that?”* *“Because I looked for it.”* Sherlock Holmes chides the indifferently attentive Inspector Martin of the Norfolk Constabulary, in “The Adventure of the Dancing Men.” Critical evidence will sometimes evade the notice of an inattentive or inept investigator because he is not looking for it. When that evidence has been found, documented, and then ignored by the investigator, something worse than incompetence – ... more »

Michael Phelps Found His Purpose in “A Power Greater Than Myself”

Eric Metaxas at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Michael Phelps - 900] In the months and even years leading up to this year's Rio Olympics, much of the news about Michael Phelps was bad. In September of 2014, he was arrested for driving while under the influence in his hometown of Baltimore.... more »

No THAAD Rally in Seoul

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
Tomorrow August 14 Sunday, 7 PM Seoul City Hall Square to protest the missile defense system THAAD to be placed on the Korean Peninsula against the wishes of the people. Let's get together! No THAAD rally tomorrow on Aug 14, 7 pm at Seoul City Hall Square. Let's go together!

Jeju Peace March (with English Subtitles)

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
Film by Will Griffin, video produced by Zoom in Korea

August 12: Did Obama create ISIS?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 21 hours ago
Sometimes it's embarassing to watch the American election news. Sometimes it's terrifying. Trump says that Obama created ISIS and its terrorism. Not true. Obama has used it. He has supplied ISIS with weapons and training. But he didn't create it. Hillary appears not to know that. Almost all of millions of educated Americans don't know that. And the journalists don't know it. Muslim Jihadism has been nurtered, trained, equipped, financed by American presidents since ----hold your breath -----Jimmy Carter in 1979. In 1979, he sent the CIA to Afghanistan to overthrow the government. (... more »

Major Political Shake-Up In The Kremlin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Sergei Ivanov © Aleksey Nikolskyi / Sputnik *Wall Street Journal*: *Russia’s Putin Fires Top Aide in Highest-Profile Dismissal in Years* Sergei Ivanov, once seen as a possible successor, has been a key ally for years. MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed his top aide on Friday, a surprise move for a leader who rarely parts with such longtime allies. Mr. Putin said in televised remarks that Sergei Ivanov, a former intelligence official who has been a key lieutenant of the president for almost two decades, was resigning as ... more »

What Is Happening In Moscow.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Lucian Kim, Berlin Policy Journal*: *Potemkin Village* *Moscow has had an expensive makeover while the regime ossifies.* Moscow is looking better than it has in decades. The Russian capital has become more hip, its post-Communist ennui replaced by fashionable new urban development. But this only serves as a distraction from Russia’s political problems – some of which are keeping Muscovites trapped at home. When I first visited the city 25 years ago, it was the decaying capital of world communism. A decade later, during an unprecedented oil boom, Moscow had become a jungle of run... more »

Entanglement swapping doesn't violate locality

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
In his jihad against the principle of locality, Florin Moldoveanu has used entanglement swapping as a would-be argument. The claim he wants to fight against is that all correlations in the real world – in the successful approximation of non-gravitational quantum field theory – arise from the combination of quantum information's direct interaction (at one place) and the motion at most by the speed of light. *The misspelled word "implementation" on the picture isn't my fault. It's a fault of another anti-locality jihadist.* His situation is simple. (He doesn't have a picture and use... more »

The Secret to Overcoming Anxiety and Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 23 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - There is hope for anyone suffering through depression and anxiety. The post The Secret to Overcoming Anxiety and Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

Resonant Frequencies and the Cure for Cancer

WTStaff at Waking Times - 23 hours ago
*Christopher Fontenot* - Cancer is a product of our changing electromagnetic environment. The post Resonant Frequencies and the Cure for Cancer appeared first on Waking Times.

Shadow Government: WikiLeaks Exposes George Soros Controlling Clinton

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new discovery from the WikiLeaks DNC email cache exposes George Soros issuing orders to Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State, and a follow up investigation reveals that Clinton carried out his instructions to the letter. During the last 214 years, past Presidents and political leaders have tried to warn the public that the U.S. government is under the control of an “invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” New evidence, courtesy of the latest WikiLeaks email dump, has allowed us to identify one member of the shadow go... more »

Assange, Snowden, Manning Declared ‘Heroes’ By Switzerland

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning are treated as terrorists and criminals in U.S., but elsewhere in the world they are celebrated as heroes in the fight against corruption and global surveillance. A statue recognising the courage of the three whistleblowers currently stands in Geneva, Switzerland, and the creator of the artwork is urging people to follow their example and “take a stand, because your liberty is at stake.” Most of the US mainstream media has accepted the official U.S. government line that Assange, Snowden and Manning are traitors, and have attempted t... more »

US Aid To Israel Is Illegal, Lawsuit Claims

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The untold billions of dollars of aid provided by the United States to Israel is in violation of a 40-year-old American law, a new lawsuit claims. In 1976, the United States government enacted the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act. Among other things, the law states that the government cannot authorize financial aid for nuclear countries that are not party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. A lawsuit filed by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy on Monday claims that Washington’s financial support for the Israeli government flouts this l... more »

Snowden Sends Distress Signal As His Whereabouts Remain Unknown

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Internet programmers have deciphered a mysterious Tweet sent out by Edward Snowden last week, revealing that the NSA whistleblower may be in grave danger. Users on Reddit say that the 64-character Tweet sent out on 5th August, 2016, was a distress signal to those in the know. Sputniknews.com reports: Edward Snowden’s unexplained tweet of a 64-character hex code on Friday led many to question whether the message was a “dead man’s switch,” an automatic message set to release if the user is killed or captured, which, in that event, would prompt friends and journalists to release docum... more »

Comey Ignores DoJ And Orders FBI Investigation Into Clinton

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
FBI Director James Comey has decided to flex his muscles and ignore the DoJ’s request that he cease investigating the Clinton Foundation for criminal activity. Following Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s decision to block a Clinton Foundation probe, Comey ignored her orders and instructed FBI staff to launch multiple investigations into the Clinton’s anyway. Zerohedge.com reports: As we previously noted, a US official has told CNN… At the time, three field offices were in agreement an investigation should be launched after the FBI received notification from a bank of suspicious acti... more »

Newt Gingrich Demands Investigation Into DNC Staffer’s Murder

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is demanding an official investigation into the murder of Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who blew the whistle on election fraud within the party. Seth was shot near his home in Washington DC last month in very suspicious circumstances, and as yet the killer has not been found. His death followed his public revelation that the Democratic National Committee had committed election fraud during this years Democratic primaries in order to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory. Infowars.com reports: Rich was gunned down in Washington DC last month in unex... more »

Making a Murderer Conviction Overturned, Brendan Dassey Freed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A US judge has overturned the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, the nephew of Steven Avery who was wrongly accused of murder in Netflix’s hit documentary Making a Murderer. Dassey is expected to be released within the next 90 days, unless Wisconsin state decide they want to try him. BBC News reports: Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were convicted of murdering young woman Teresa Hallbach in 2005. Avery and Dassey, who was 16 at the time, were sentenced to life in prison. On Friday, Judge William Duffin stated in the court ruling that investigators in the 2007 trial made false p...more »

CENTOM Faked Intelligence On ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
According to a government task force report, intelligence gathered by the U.S. Central Command (CENTOM) included false and manipulated data on ISIS. The report, released on Thursday, shows that CENTOM attempted to portray their fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq as more successful than was true. CBS News reports: The report finds that, beginning in mid-2014, final intelligence reports issued by CENTCOM contradicted the initial internal assessments made by its own analysts, reports CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod. “The facts on the ground didn’t match what the intelligence was ... more »

School Sued Over Handcuffing Of 6 Year Old Girl Who Stole Candy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A mother is suing Chicago Public Schools following the handcuffing and illegal detention of her 6-year-old daughter by an abusive security guard. The incident occurred after the child allegedly “stole” candy from a teachers desk. She was handcuffed by a guard and detained near the schools’ boiler room under the stairs. Rt.com reports: The incident reportedly occurred at Fernwood Elementary School back in March after the child took some candy from the teacher’s desk without permission. The security guard in question, who has since been dismissed from his job, and the CPS are named ... more »

More Revelations On The Donald, AKA, The Trumpanzee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Helen Klein* A recent article by Kathy Kiely about a new book, *The Making of Donald Trump* by David Cay Johnston, sheds further light on The Donald, the most emotionally unstable and dangerous man ever to run for President of the United States. Recently much has been said about Trump’s mental health, or lack thereof. This book depicts more of Donald, the person. It reveals who has influenced him and what he has been like over the years... and, predictably, it is not a pretty picture. As if we need more horrifying and disturbing revelations about The Donald: every day the da... more »

Increase The Integrity Of Your Being - A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago
*Increase the integrity of your being and be one who can offer a better way to all he comes in contact with. Worry not so on the future, but build a hopeful, optimistic view for the days ahead. Find the calm, the balance that is already within your being. Live as a lion, yet appear to the outside world as a lamb. Be gentle with others, yet strong of Spirit.* M.N. Hopkins

Over 2,000 Children In Australian Camp Report Sexual Abuse

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Over 2,000 incidents of sexual abuse and physical assaults have been reported at an Australian detention center for asylum seeker in Nauru. A shocking leaked document shows the horrific level of abuse suffered over the last two years at the center on tiny Nauru, one of two detention centers run by the Australian government. Yahoo News reports: The closely protected camps, and Australia’s hard-line immigration policy against illegal boat arrivals, have been widely criticized by the United Nations and human rights groups. Under Australia’s policy, asylum seekers intercepted at sea ar... more »

Ethiopia's Ayana sets a new world record in the women's 10,000m

Megaan at Current News Updations - 1 day ago
Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana broken the world record by over 14 seconds to received Olympic gold in the women's 10,000m in Rio. The 24-year-old, rushing the range on the track for just the 2nd time, obliterated the field to end in 29 minutes 17.45 seconds. Britain's Jo Pavey was 15th in her 5th Olympics at age 42, set up a season's perfect time of 31:33.44. Kenya's Vivian Cheriot, the 2012 bronze medallist, ended 2nd in 29:32.53. Defending winner Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia just managed 3rd however in a very own best time of 29:42.56 - one of 18 personal bests in the race.

Helen Glover, Heather Stanning received rowing gold

Megaan at Current News Updations - 1 day ago
Great Britain's Helen Glover and also Heather Stanning systematically secured their Olympic title by winning gold in the women's pair at Rio 2016. The world champions, who received Britain's very first gold of the London Games in 2012, led from the beginning since they ended 1.2 seconds free of New Zealand in a time of seven minutes, 18.29 seconds. Denmark completed 3rd to take bronze. It had been Great Britain's 17th medal of the Games and also moved them up to 4th in the table, ahead of Australia.

Cycling gold Medal for Great Britain

Megaan at Current News Updations - 1 day ago
Great Britain won a 4th gold medal in Rio while the men's cycling sprint side kept their title on the day Katherine Grainger become the country's most decorated female Olympian. Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and also Callum Skinner beat New Zealand to move GB to eighth in the medal table. Previously, Grainger and also Victoria Thornley held double sculls silver. GB as well take silver in the inaugural men's rugby sevens along with the men's canoe double C2 as Britain achieved 16 medals. That overall is just one ahead of the number won at London 2012 after as numerous days of competit... more »

Michael Phelps win 22nd Olympic gold

Megaan at Current News Updations - 1 day ago
Record-breaking Michael Phelps become the very first swimmer to win four consecutive Olympic gold medals in a single event by defeating Ryan Lochte in the 200m individual medley. Phelps, 31, received his 22nd gold - greater than any Olympian - as fellow American Lochte, 32, faded to a fifth-place end in Rio. Phelps ended almost 2 seconds free of Japan's Kosuke Hagino, with China's Shun Wang getting bronze. Briton Dan Wallace, 23, came eighth.

Germany's Henri Junghaenel won men's 50m rifle

Megaan at Current News Updations - 1 day ago
Germany's Henri Junghaenel bears won gold in the Rio 2016 men's 50m rifle with an Olympic record score. The 28-year-old completed with a score of 209.5 to defeat South Korea's Kim Jonghyun to gold by 1.3 points. The Korean kept off Russian world number 10 Kirill Grigoryan in a shoot-off, who take bronze. Junghaenel's win is Germany's 2nd shooting gold in 2 days after Barbara Engleder set an Olympic record in the women's 50m rifle.

Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak won joint gold

Megaan at Current News Updations - 1 day ago
American Simone Manuel and also Canada's Penny Oleksiak earned joint gold Medal in an impressive complete to the women's 100m freestyle final at the 2016 Olympics. Manuel, 20, turn out to be the very first black female swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal, while Oleksiak, 16, won Canada's very first gold of these Games. Both the women ended task in 52.70 seconds, a fresh Olympic record. Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom take bronze, with Australian sisters Bronte and also Cate Campbell 4th and sixth respectively.

Simone Biles wins all-around gold

Megaan at Current News Updations - 1 day ago
American gymnast Simone Biles created an excellent performance to succeed the women's all-around Olympic gold medal. Biles, 19, who have won 10 World Championship medals since 2013, have scored 62.198 to win her 2nd Olympic medal by a margin of a lot more than two points. Compatriot Alexandra Raisman obtained silver with Russia's Aliya Mustafina 3rd. Great Britain's Ellie Downie arrived 13th, narrowly deprived of being the ideal performing female British gymnast in an Olympic all-around final.

The Roswell Slides - Who Got the Five Grand?

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
I was reading Tim Printy’s SUNlite (which you can easily find by typing Tim Printy and SUNlite into your search engine or use www.astronomyufo.com/UFO/ *SUNlite*.htm). He mentioned that Jaime Maussan had paid Tony Bragalia five thousand dollars for finding another picture of the mummy displayed in the so-called Roswell Slides. This suggested a couple of things to me. Tim Printy First, I wondered, as did Tim Printy, what had become of that money. I asked Tony and he said that he had donated all of it to Native American non-profit organization. Tony had been extremely upset to learn tha... more »

#RPGaDay Day 12: What Game is My Group Most Likely to Play Next? Why?

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
I just recently posted some of the shininess that's calling to me but I'll try to narrow it down a bit. For at least a little while we're going to be playing some *Ghostbusters. *Given the number of times I've mentioned thinking it's a short-term game, I'll be rather amused if we're still playing this a year from now... However, in all honesty I do think this will be more of a mini-campaign, though perhaps one that can be revisited from time to time when we're in the mood for something on the goofy side. I've been thinking a lot about Lovecraftian horrors a lot of late, which mak... more »

Is The Idea Of Utah As A Battle Ground State For Real?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Since 1948, when Utah voted for Truman 54-45%, there was just one time when the Beehive State went Democratic. In 1964 only the 5 most racist states of the Old Confederacy plus his home state voted for Goldwater. The the rest of the country, Utah included, went blue. Utah gave Johnson an even bigger margin than they had given Truman-- 55 to 44%. In 2012 Utah only gave Obama 24.75% of it's vote, his worst performance of any state. So could Utah really go for Hillary in November? Short answer: no. More nuanced answer: Trump won't get 50%, not with Clinton out-performing, Gary Johnso... more »

It’s poverty, not teacher quality

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Sent to the Washington Post, August 12 Melinda Gates still thinks that teacher quality is the problem in American education (“Gates Foundation to ‘stay the course’ as it seeks to help shape state education policies,” August 12). Of course we should always be trying to improve teaching, but there is no teacher quality crisis in the US: When researchers control for the effect of poverty, American students score near the top of the world on international tests. Our overall scores are unspectacular because of our unacceptably high child poverty rate, now around 25%. The problem is... more »

What's Wrong With Democrats

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
Like Chris Hedges, Thomas Frank has been analyzing what has gone wrong with the Democratic Party over the last fifty years. Don Lenihan writes that, if you really want to understand what's going on in this year's presidential election, you should read Frank's latest book, *Listen, Liberal:* As part of the American left, Frank regards Roosevelt’s New Deal as the high-water mark for the Democratic Party—a concerted effort to use the power of the state to defend working people’s interests in the face of economic calamity. However, Democrats have ceased to be the party of working peop... more »

Failed Turkish Coup Attempt- Putting the Turkish/Israeli Detente at Risk?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Well, well, well.... Readers here will recall when the big Israeli Turkish rapprochement was announced I was less then enthusiastic. In fact it could be stated I was downright suspicious. The deal was a total dud for Turkey. *Digression.....Let's go back to the June 27/2016 post*- Take note this* alleged* kiss and make up took place a bit more then two weeks ahead of the failed coup *(about 19 days ahead of the coup*) *As I stated in this very post*:* Turkey & Israel’s Illusory Rapprochement? Appearances ARE Deceiving !! If you didn't read it then you may want to read it now?* ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Heavy rains flood Southeast Louisiana, Photos ~WWLTV * *With huge bill due to Army Corps of Engineers, Louisiana to ask feds to forgive debt for new levees ~Bob Marshall *

Standing Rock Chairman Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline Blockade

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Breaking News: Burial places in vicinity of pipeline crew. Standing Rock Chairman and Councilman arrested at blockade. Oglala sending 300 Lakotas from Pine Ridge to blockade. Photo courtesy No Dakota Access Photo by Jon Eagle Sr. Photo by Jon Eagle Sr. "There are many sacred sites and on any day they can potentially hit human remains," Dustin Thompson, Standing Rock Tribal

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 12 , 2016..... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Dow & S&P 500 Post Weekly Gains After Backing Off Record Highs Earlier In The Day ; European Data - Germany & Italy GDP Data ; US Data - Retail Sales & PPI Disappoint ; Asia & Europe Markets/ News - Front-running. 2. Turkey Items De Jour - Purge , Geopolitics. 3. Libya - Domestic and International Political Updates. 4. Europe - Additional Items Of Note. 5. US Politics- Hot Stove Items From Presidential Election Season. 6. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets & Market Moving News ..... *Robin Wigglesworth* ‏@RobinWigg 3h 3 hours ago “It’s surreal." Value of negative-yielding bonds hits $13.4t... http:// on.ft.com/2aIpdNz *Robin Wigglesworth* ‏@RobinWigg 6h 6 hours ago Evidence of the ravenous, insatiable, dribbling hunger for yield and duration, from BAML. *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1m 1 minute ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Another bull get nervous , becomes a bear....... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge David Tepper Catches Bearish Billionaire Bug: Cuts Long Exposure By A Third; Liquid... more »

Stoke Central CLP Nomination Meeting

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
46 people turned up for tonight's nomination meeting which, thanks to the Appeal Court ruling earlier today, depressed the numbers we were otherwise expecting. Indeed, two people that hadn't heard about the upholding of the NEC's decision had to be turned away. I do hope that isn't the last we see of them. Looking around the meeting before it properly started, apart from a few folks away on holiday (which, in case you were wondering, included our MP) nearly all the stalwarts who attended religiously during the quiet times turned out. But there were a good chunk of newer members wh... more »

Clinton Hawk Calls For US Escalation In Syria (Video)

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton’s top pick for the Pentagon, Michele Flouornoy, wants to escalate the war in Syria. A Russia Insider report: Has anyone else noticed that the female neocons are scarier and nastier than their male counterparts? Peter B. Collins presents journalist Gareth Porter. Clinton’s top pick for Pentagon, Michele Flouornoy, calls for US escalation in Syria. Gareth Porter comments on the report from Flournoy’s Center for New American Security, calling for US escalation in Syria, and convention speeches by Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton. Another appalling, scary, war-mongering ... more »

David Icke’s Friend, Zen Gardner, Confesses He Ran Pedophile Cult

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Zen Gardner, conspiracy guru and trusted friend of David Icke, has been forced to come clean about his years as a leader of notorious pedophile cult, The Children of God, also known as The Family and The Family International. The cult has been forced to change its name and flee one South American country after another in recent years after revelations about their sick child abuse practises and doctrine have come to light. Currently using the name Don Ferguson, but well known on the internet as Zen Gardner, the high profile conspiracy guru joined the The Family at the age of 22 to es... more »

Heavenletter #5740 The Art of Letting Go

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Heavenletter #5740 * *The Art of Letting Go*, August 12, 2016 God said: There is an expression: "Everything is over." You may say this with sadness. Or perhaps, you say with relief: "Now I wash my hands of that." Here's the thing: Every experience you have embeds itself in you. So, in one sense, nothing is ever over. You may forget. You certainly move on from the past, yet the experience has made its mark. Of course, the mark of every experience is how you see it. If you see an experience differently from the way you used to, the mark it leaves is configured differently. So, a... more »

Gaia Portal: Paradigms of assistance come forth

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Paradigms of assistance come forth* by ÉirePort Storms of transformation create the movements in Energetic Gaia space. Selectives are monitored as Gaia arises. Fortunes of Peace are collected. Paradigms of assistance come forth. ÉirePort | August 12, 2016 at 12:12 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-zD

RIP beautiful dreamer

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Gordon Danby inventer of the superconducting train.

In 2015, the Government Employed Over 277,000 Regulators

Matthew Andrews & James Gattuso at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Lawyer Contract Regulations Federal - 900] Want to work in a field that has more than quadrupled in size since 1960? Consider being a regulator for the federal government. Even during the last recession, the regulatory agencies were hiring. In 2015, the U.S. government employed more... more »

Mexican Cartel Kills Hunters at National Park Turned Marijuana Haven

JP Carroll at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: national park - 900] A Mexican cartel converted a national forest in California into a favored marijuana garden and will kill hunters who accidentally wander into the illicit operation, according to a Thursday report by ABC 10 KXTV. The ABC affiliate reports that a Mexican cartel has made... more »

State Department Report on Religious Freedom: Much Persecution, Few Positive Trends

The Stream at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: US State Department Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, David Saperstein speaks during a press conference about the 2016 annual report on international religious freedom at the US Department of State on August 10, 2016 in Washington, DC.] The U.S. State Department released its annual report Wednesday on religious freedom worldwide, which covered almost every nation in the world and many non-state groups, but excluded the United States, reported Yahoo! News. The report covers developments in 2015. The International Religious... more »

Clinton Collapse: Insiders say may Drop "Soon"

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
I have been silent on the campaign in the USA during the past three weeks, except for previously written items. That was mostly to stand back from the hurricane of vitriol dumped on 'Trump immediately after the Democratic convention. It is obvious that polls were falsified and just about every hang dog was trotted out to spout lies about trump. Trump did the only thing one can do and that is to allow the storm to blow over as it all will be old news quick enough. Of course any straw of comment by him is immediately twisted and bent including this last idiocy about the 2nd ame... more »

Cancer Cell Specialist Makes One Thing Utterly Obvious About Our Food

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This continues the argument that the sooner we switch to organic methods the better. The industry has made it a practice to lie about the dangers of all their products and to obscure conflicting evidence. This is part of the public counter attack. Since the science is on the side of sustainable methods, this will not end. What disturbs me is that we are consuming these pesticides. There was a claim out there that washing and scheduling eliminates the problem. Nice story but just a salesman's lie. The sad reality is that the industry has been exposed as shameless whoever t... more »

The Sugar Creek Giants

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This report appears to be straight up and what is described is a common grave site that included tall individuals up to seven feet. It is really one of many reports that have been pointedly ignored and we suspect even suppressed. All this conforms to what we have been able to piece together. A group of tall humans that may have reached nine feet emerged during the Bronze Age under Atlantean protection. They were present in Europe and the Lake Superior copper region in North America. The collapse of the Atlantean world in 1159 BC forced movement and resettlement. Most Atlan... more »

A Sweet Smelling Bed Bug Control Option

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is a promising development as synthetic pheromones can be used and a trap that inoculates daily could be best practice. Set even at the base boards may be good enough. Without question we need something and even DDT can be considered specifically for the treatment of houses and bedding. That is why the problem went away and the problem with DDT happens to be environmental contamination from agricultural application. I am sure that every chemical has usegful limited application that is carefully administered. However the selling of these chemicals need to carefully co... more »

George Soros Instructed Hillary Clinton On ‘How To Handle’ Albania

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
In 2011 during her time as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was given step-by-step instructions on how to handle the unrest in Albania by billionaire George Soros, according to leaked emails by Wikileaks. “A serious situation has arisen in Albania which needs urgent attention at senior levels of the US government,” stresses Hungarian-American businessman George Soros. RT reports: “Dear Hillary,” begins the email dated January 24, 2011 from the founder of Open Society Foundations, Soros. “A serious situation has arisen in Albania which needs urgent attention at senior levels of th... more »

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