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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

14 August - Blogs I'm Following

So far there have been 2300 people shot in Chicago so far this year.‪#‎germany‬ ‪#‎france‬ ‪#‎gun‬ # terror. I wonder why there isn't a huge outcry. Euro lives are worth more to American media ? Maybe

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Know Anyone Who's Been Brainwashed By Hate Talk Radio And Fox News-- A Trumpist, Perhaps?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Do you know anyone supporting Trump? If I do, they haven't admitted it. But I hear of friends of friends who who support him.I assume my brother-in-law in Staten Island does but I didn't ask my sister. He fits Bob Cesca's description of ye olde Trumpf supporter at *Salon*: "Generally speaking, Trump supporters are non-college-educated white men, ranging from younger “bros” to, more typically, white male baby-boomer retirees with plenty of spare time to be relentlessly irradiated by Fox News and AM talk radio." He's one of the relentlessly irradiated ones. Cesca refines the definit... more »

Imprisoned Refugee Moms Start Hunger Strike

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 hour ago
Two dozen female inmates of the grotesquely named Berks County Family Residential Center in Pennsylvania have begun a hunger strike to protest their imprisonment by the Obama administration. Although the Department of Homeland Security claims that refugee families awaiting legal disposition of their cases are held in captivity for no longer than 20 days, the "Madres de Berks" state in an open letter to Director Jeh Johnson that most of them have been prisoners for as long as one full year. To make matters even worse, the detention center had been ordered shut down months ago by the ... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 1 hour ago
*A **leaked Hillary Clinton email confirms that the Obama administration, with Hillary at the helm, orchestrated a civil war in Syria to benefit Israel. See story ~ https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/08/clinton-email-we-must-destroy-syria-for-israel/* *America's Cross of Iron speech was immortalized by President Eisenhower in 1953 as well as his farewell address to the nation in 1961 and he correctly predicted that with the accelerated rise of the Military/Industrial complex ~ mankind would eventually be hanging on a cross of Iron. That speech brought into focus A... more »

Q: Is housing unaffordability a function of growth?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
It’s said that houses in Auckland are unaffordable because the city is growing, and higher prices are an inevitable outcome of high growth. But surely that’s nonsense. Look, if you’re quick you can buy this home for just NZ$320,000: [image: HOUse2] But there is a catch. The house is in Houston. And while Houston is growing rapidly, and in the last year prices have certainly started to climb as the population grows, they are climbing from a very low peak. While you'd be hard pressed to find decent building land in Auckland at the minute for under $400,000 a lot, in America a... more »

#RPGaDay Day 14: My Dream Team of People I Used to Game With

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
This is one of the questions from this year I'm not all that crazy about. I really like my current group and in all honesty that's what I'd go with. Given we're a virtual group, I'd love to have a transporter room so we could get together every two weeks... It is worth noting that I do miss the gaming group I had before my friends and I began having kids. Like I said, I'd not use the term "dream team" as I really enjoy my current group, but I'd be lying if it wouldn't be fun to get that gang back together. I'm a bit curious as to whether I'd get along with the me of the late 1990'... more »

Jeremy Corbyn and Rallies

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 3 hours ago
Provided I'm not knocked down by a bus or get buried by work, I should be attending a Jeremy Corbyn event this Tuesday lunch time in Derby. When the photos showing the crowd start circulating, knowing wags will put down their pipes, shake their heads and lecture the children about the difference between the people turning up to a rally and the wider electorate. Our Jackanorys might pepper their yarn with a choice Uncle John Golding quote about 50,000 fans thinking Michael Foot sounded wonderful on a speaker's platform, but at home there were millions who thought he was crackers. T... more »

Crooked New Dem Ami Bera Is Allowing His 83 Year Old Father To Take The Fall For His Own Crimes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Earlier today, Ami Bera showed up on our list of the worst Democrats in Congress. The list was based on his reactionary voting record, not on his grotesque corruption, corruption for which he's going to allow his 83-year old father to act as the fall guy and possibly go to prison. The California labor unions that were instrumental in first electing and then sustaining Bera in Congress, have abandoned him and are refusing to even back him as the lesser of two evils against roly poly Republican sexual predator Scott Jones. Bera has an execrable voting recorded earned an "F" from Pro... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
Historic, deadly floods will worsen as waters rise ~*WGNO*


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 5 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Hackers release the personal emails and phone numbers of nearly 200 congressional Democrats Norway is threatening to derail Brexit Britain's army is investing $1 billion in insect-sized drones, laser firearms, and virtual-reality goggles The US Air Force wants to detonate plasma bombs in the sky Border agents keep finding drugs hidden in food shipments — here are some of smugglers' most bizarre methods 96% Of Clinton Donations Went To The Clinton Foundation Clintons Made A Quarter Billion Dollars Since Leaving The White House, Mostly From Speeches DEA regularl...more »

Global Taiwan Institute Established!

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
Russel Hsiao sent this around: I am very pleased to provide this update to my last e-mail about the forthcoming establishment of the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI; www.globaltaiwan.org) in Washington, DC. If you have not already done so, please subscribe to receive GTI's updates for upcoming programs and events at http://globaltaiwan.org/?page_id=1436. I promise not to spam you! More importantly, the purpose of this e-mail is to share some news about our exciting programs, which will launch at the end of September. As some of you may remember, I was the Editor of China Brief at t... more »

RMA: After 25 years, time to euthanase it

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
A fellow called Roger Partridge reminds us that the Resource Management Act is 25-years old this month, a shocking realisation for those opposed – and a timely reminder for everyone appalled at rampant housing unaffordability what is most behind the iniquity: this planning law that shackles the supply of new houses. Yet over that time few voices have been strongly and consistently opposed. To paraphrase Ayn Rand, “When for a quarter-century the productive have been forced to seek permission from the unproductive in order to produce, with nary a word raised in opposition to that... more »

A defence of hatred

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: Capture] Tonight in Auckland students debate whether religious symbols should be banned in public. On Saturday night in Adelaide, SPIKED's Brendan O'Neill kicked off a two-week speaking tour of Australia with this speech to a packed hall: *My view is this: there should be no legislation at all pertaining to freedom of speech. And I include in that human-rights legislation that claims to grant us freedom of speech. I am against this too, because it turns freedom of speech into a gift that the authorities give to us, and which, logically, they might just as easily take... more »

End Days For Saudi Royal Family

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Source*. *An excerpt from, "What If Saudi Arabia Collapses?" By Theodore Karasik and Joseph Cozza, LobeLog, August 10, 2016: * *The collapse of the Saudi state would have grave implications for the region and the world. As illustrated by Libya, Syria, and Yemen, state collapse creates a vacuum for radical jihadist groups to claim new territory. Currently, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is pushing against the Saudi border with Yemen and the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) in Iraq and Syria poses a constant threat to the kingdom’s north.* Thus, civil war, instability, and high... more »

Cops Say Motive Unknown in Imam Slaying, Friends Declare a Hate Crime

Michael Balsamo at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: People gather for a demonstration Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in the Queens borough of New York, near a crime scene after the leader of a New York City mosque and an associate were fatally shot as they left afternoon prayers. Police said 55-year-old Imam Maulama Akonjee and his 64-year-old associate, Tharam Uddin, were shot as they left the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid mosque.] NEW YORK (AP) -- The daylight slaying of a mosque leader and his associate set off fear and anguish Sunday among Bangladeshi Muslims in a New York City neighborhood, with some saying the killings appear to be an... more »

Settlers Break Into Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque On Jewish Religious Day

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Hundreds of hardline Israelis have stormed East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque on a Jewish religious day of mourning commemorating the destruction of two ancient temples at the site. At least 15 Palestinian worshipers were injured on Sunday during clashes with Israeli police, who escorted about 260 settlers on a provocative visit to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, reports WAFA: WAFA correspondent said about 260 settlers entered the Islamic holy site in groups to perform rituals, following calls by Jewish ‘Temple Mount’ groups urging their followers to break into al-Aqsa Mosque to ... more »

The Science of Why Humans Constantly Compare Themselves to Others

WTStaff at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Josh Richardson* - The reason the human brain has a tendency to compare. The post The Science of Why Humans Constantly Compare Themselves to Others appeared first on Waking Times.

Big Crowds in Seoul

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
This short video shows two of the four events Will Griffin and I attended yesterday. One was a large peace march in front of the US Yongsan military base in downtown Seoul. The primary issues addressed in the preceding rally and march were continual Pentagon war exercises in Korea, THAAD deployments by the Pentagon and the recent trip by the Navy Vice-Admiral who commands the 'missile defense' (MD) program. The Vice-Admiral came to South Korea and said that the THAAD would not be integrated into the US's MD program but instead would be a stand alone system and would only aimed a... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago

Propaganda on Low Dose Radiation

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
Recently there have been a number of mainstream news stories about the findings from the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Reports (ABCC): Eric Roston. Radiation Can Kill, but Not as Easily You Think: Studying survivors of America’s atomic attacks on Japan have helped scientists better understand radiation—and how we fear it. Bloomberg, August 11, 2016, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-11/radiation-can-kill-but-not-as-easily-you-think These articles essentially trivialize risks from exposure to excess ionizing radiation. One thing that strikes me as significant about th... more »

Trump's ISIS Comments Have Greater Resonance In The Middle East; Why Saudis Support ISIS Against Shiites; US-Iran Relations Are Still Stuck In The 1980s Because of Deceitful Right-Wingers

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Hezbollah Leader Echoes Trump That Obama, Clinton Founded ISIS" By Ben Gittleson, ABC News, August 14, 2016:* Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese militant group, used Trump's claim last week that Obama and Clinton were behind the extremist group ISIS's establishment to bolster his criticism of the U.S. administration in a speech in Lebanon on Saturday, according to a transcript posted by the group's media arm. "This is not simple speech,” Nasrallah said of Trump's remarks. “This is an American presidential candidate. This was spoken on behalf of the Americ... more »

The Frightening Science and Politics of Cell Phone Safety

WTStaff at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Gary Null* - What exactly are the risks of using cell phones, and why is the truth so hard to find? The post The Frightening Science and Politics of Cell Phone Safety appeared first on Waking Times.

Olympics Latest: Wrestling, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Tennis and More

AP at The Stream - 7 hours 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.] The Latest: Kenny defends individual sprint cycling gold RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 6 p.m. MEDAL ALERT: Jason Kenny defeated Callum Skinner in an all-Britain final to defend... more »

National Guard Put on Standby After Violence in Milwuakee

Gretchen Ehlke at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Authorities respond near a burning gas station as dozens of people protest following the fatal shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. A crowd of protesters skirmished with police Saturday night in the Milwaukee neighborhood where an officer shot and killed a man after a traffic stop and foot chase earlier in the day, setting fire to a police car and torching a gas station.] MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin’s governor put the National Guard on alert Sunday in case of another outbreak of violence in Milwaukee, after a deadly police shooting touched off a night of a... more »

Clinton Targets Illegal Immigrants for Votes

Lisa Lerer at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she finishes a speech on the economy after touring Futuramic Tool & Engineering, in Warren, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton’s campaign is launching a new effort to tap into the political power of young, undocumented immigrants, hoping to capitalize on Donald Trump’s promises to make deporting them a top priority of his presidency. The 730,000... more »

Hezbollah Chief Warns Israel & ISIS, Reiterates Trump’s Claims

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
On the 10th anniversary of the Israel-Hezbollah war, Hassan Nasrallah has reiterated a controversial claim made by Donald Trump, saying that ISIS was created by Obama and Clinton. The leader of Hezbollah in Lebanon warned Israel that the next war in the region will be the last, and reminded ISIS and other Takfiri groups that U.S. assisted terror groups were set up to destroy the region and the “Axis of Resistance.” Alaraby reports: “To ISIS, Nusra and the takfiri groups that are fighting, we tell you that you have been exploited over the last five years to destroy the ‘axis of resist... more »

ITBB and R Vladimir

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Even those of you who don't own blogs will probably guess that we bloggers look at our blog stats from time to time. And ours at *ITBB*, already quite impressive, even in comparison to comparable much-more-high-profile blogs (despite our relative lack of comments), have (like those comparable blogs) frequently benefited from eager 'bots'. We recently had a very strange 'spike' from Russia. We're putting that down to pectastic President Putin and his myriad multitudes of buff 'bots'. Unfortunately, that 'spike' has now fallen away and we're really, really missing our beloved, hol... more »

US Led Coalition Plans Two Pronged Attack Against ISIS in Raqqa and Mosul

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*This is interesting to contemplate, again. AGAIN? Yup!* *It's been mentioned previously that moves were being made a few months back, coordinated moves in Raqqa and Mosul * *Friday May 27/2016:Leafletting Mosul Ahead of Annexation Operations- Coordinating with Raqqa? * “It appears the US and company are making their move on Mosul! Clearly tied to coincide with the move on Raqqa, Syria. Or shall we say, annexation of Raqqa? Yah, I'm good with that! Raqqa home to yet another dam. Tabqua Dam. And it's a big one.” *Tuesday May 31/2016: PKK/YPG Militias Annex More Syria Territory - Hea... more »

Falstaff in Love

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*"You shall write of Falstaff in love..."* *- Gloriana* Concerning the Philosophers Stone - Kelley *SIR ED: KELLEY* *CONCERNING* *the Philosopher’s Stone written to * *his especiall good Freind, G. S. Gent.* The heavenly Cope hath in him Natures sower, Two hidden; but the rest to sight appeare: Wherein the Spermes of all the Bodies lower; Most secrett are, yett Spring forth once a yeare, And as the Earth with Water, Authors are, So of his parte is Drines end of care. No flood soe greate as that which floweth still, Nothing more fixt than Earth digested thrise: No ... more »

Governor Calls The National Guard Following Riots Over Police Killing

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker activated the National Guard on Saturday following an eruption of violent protests and riots in Milwaukee over the death of a black man by police officers. An armed black man was killed during a foot chase by police on Saturday, evoking riots and clashes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. RT reports: Scores of angry African American protesters gathered near the scene of the police shooting at Sherman Boulevard. What at first seemed like a Black Lives Matter-style gathering soon got out of control, however. Several vehicles, including a police car, were set on f... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 8 hours ago
*The new apartheid: "voluntary segregation" for 'historically marginalized' students* A Massachusetts college allows students to reside in “identity-based” housing communities, provided they have a “unique social identity” that has “historically experienced oppression.” Hampshire College asserts that the concept "arises from our commitment to fostering diverse, socially just, and inclusive communities.” A Massachusetts college allows students to reside in “identity-based” housing communities, provided they have a “unique social identity” that has “historically experienced oppressi... more »

fight for 15 and fairness: brampton forum for decent work

laura k at wmtc - 8 hours ago
After our members returned to work, but while I was still on staycation, I attended a community event organized by labour activists in Peel Region. It was a beautifully planned event, with music and food and lots of opportunities for participation. In Ontario, the Fight for $15 & Fairness is focused on the Ontario Ministry of Labour's Changing Workplaces Review.Each of the three keynote speakers was brilliant and revelatory. First, Gurjeet Sran, an economist from York University, blasted through the myth that raising the minimum wage hurts the economy. (In fact, raising the minimum w... more »

Sunday Doonesbury: A visit from old friends (and Mark has what might or might not be a senior moment)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*DOONESBURY by G. B. Trudeau* [*Click to enlarge.*] *by Ken* It's another travel day for me -- all the way to Mystic, CT -- why, that's practically the Massachusetts border! At least this time my train leaves at a more reasonable 7am. Then again, that 3am train I had to catch to get to D.C. meant I had a built-in cushion that in the event easily absorbed the train's being an hour and a half late. Let's hope Amtrak does better this time. There's an Alma Mater Alumni event at Mystic Seaport (where I've never been), including a presentation by a distinguished Alma Mater professor... more »

Documentary Investigates Family Farming Practices Around the World

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - 80 percent of the world’s food supply still comes from small family-operated farms. The post Documentary Investigates Family Farming Practices Around the World appeared first on Waking Times.

NYPD Filmed Repeatedly Punching Man’s Head In Bronx McDonald’s

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Disturbing footage has appeared on Instagram showing a man being brutally beaten while pinned down in a McDonald’s restaurant by New York police. The alleged attack happened on May 4 when Darnell Simmons was punched and kicked by police officers at a Bronx McDonald’s restaurant during an arrest. Metro reports: A policeman and a civilian held the man down, while a second officer puts handcuffs on the 27-year-old suspect. The officer with the cuffs then knees Simmons in the head, before repeatedly punching him. Panicked onlookers can be heard shouting at the officers not to punch the ...more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson (after R Justin won gold) This, of course, wouldn't be *ITBB* without a bit of properly balancing praise for the BBC. I've very much enjoyed their Olympic golf coverage - though it's been very hard to find at times. (I've usually found it via the remoter corners of the BBC iPlayer). And I very much enjoyed Justin Rose winning Gold for Great Britain (and Northern Ireland) tonight. My 84-year-old dad didn't think golf should be an Olympic sport. I've just phoned him. He's much more relaxed about golf being an Olympic sport now. And I agree with my d... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
The succession of colors in the wormholes match the 8 colours of the Chakra points, starting with Red (materialism) and reaching Gold (enlightenment). *My mind was formed by studying philosophy, Plato and that sort of thing. * Werner Heisenberg According to a recent theory the Universe could be a dodecahedron. It is surprising that Plato used a dodecahedron as the quintessence to describe the cosmos! Plato (c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC) also stated that time had a beginning; it came together with the universe in one instant of creation. A polyhedron bounded by a number of congruent ... more »

Petraeus: US Iraq Strategy Could Lead to ‘ISIS 3.0’

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Zu Guttenberg Meets With ISAF Commander General Petraeus] Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus fears failure to stabilize Iraq after retaking Mosul could lead to Islamic State 3.0. The U.S. Anti-ISIS coalition is helping the Iraqi Security Forces plan a military offensive against the city of Mosul, which ISIS... more »

States and Cities Passing Criminal Justice Reforms

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Police Cars - 900] The federal government hasn't passed criminal justice reform legislation recently, but state and city governments have. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas argues this is because there is not as much concurrence on this issue among his federal colleagues. "It's deeply divisive within the Senate... more »

Political Analyst Suggests Trump Is Throwing The Election To Clinton

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Is it possible that Donald Trump is deliberately throwing the election to Hillary Clinton? A top political analyst for The Hill has renewed the ‘conspiracy theory’ that Trump could well be a Manchurian candidate that is controlled by Hillary Clinton in a bid to rig the 2016 election. Sputnik news reports: Political analyst Brent Budowsky penned an article suggesting that Donald Trump is a secret operative of the Clinton campaign nearly one year to the date of alluding to the same possibility. The latest piece, titled “Is Trump deliberately throwing the election to Clinton?” feeds in... more »

It's a depressing carpet ride/Every door will slam shut/To Unhappy people like you...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
While I've been off on my three-week blogging sabbatical (family-related, but in a good way), Radio 4's *PM *has been busy pursuing its coverage of 'Brexit Street' - especially over the past week. The series (which Radio 4 intends to stretch over many months) focuses on a single street in Thornaby-on-Tees in order, as it says itself, to monitor the effects of Brexit over time. Thornaby was a largely Leave-voting area. The problem with 'Brexit Street' is that it* isn't *representative of Leave-voting areas. As noted before, previous episodes have shown the white inhabitants of ... more »

Blind eyes

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Catching up (h/t Sisyphus)... Thursday night's *The Papers, *presented by Martine Croxall, discussed the *Telegraph*'s main story, among others. The *Telegraph*'s headline was *Blind eye turned to Muslim vote 'fraud' *and during the opening run-through of the newspaper headlines, Martine, in that rather BBC way of hers, read that out as: *The Telegraph* leads with allegations of electoral fraud in some communities. When she later discussed that with her panel - former Labour advisor Ayesha Hazarika and Toby Young of the *Spectator -* she *did *read out the headline in full but t... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*Now u must purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minitanka.* Apollonia Rebounds in Video, Film Roles Late night TV showings of Lupe Velez's "Mexican Spitfire" films of the 1940s are more than a pastime for recording and film star Apollonia Kotero. They're homework for Kotero, who said she would like to portray the stormy comedienne on film. Kotero, who gained fame as Prince's co-star in "Purple Rain," talked in an interview about her glory days, her recent fallout with mentor Prince and her tabloid-splattered drug-related arrest in 1989. The entertainer said she is working to jump-s... more »

Robert Newman - Dependence Day (1994)

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
Churchill's Cocaine Lozenges

Protest to End Police Violence: Today in Flagstaff, Arizona

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Protest to End Police Violence in Flagstaff Today FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- In response to ongoing police violence and racial profiling, Flagstaff community members will hold a protest today at 4pm at the County Courthouse lawn (corner of Birch Ave and San Francisco St.). According to the Guardian's The Counted database, Arizona is #4 in police killings so far in 2016, behind California,

OWE AKU: Standing Rock Support: Stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Strong Hearts to the Front

Camp of Sacred Stones: Resistance on the Water Sat., Aug. 20, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
ALL BOATS ON DECK!!!! The Camp of the Sacred Stones calls ALL canoeists, kayaktivists, paddlers, and water warriors to bring their boats and courage and join us on the Missouri River on Saturday, August 20th. Resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline is blossoming and hundreds are coming from all 4 directions to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to defend the land and water. Please

Loopholes and Libya

Alison at Creekside - 10 hours ago
Really? Because a mere two weeks ago, Steven Chase was reporting: *Ottawa rewrites mandate for screening arms exports* "The Canadian government has *quietly watered down *its own mandate for screening the export of military goods, rewriting parts of the only substantive public statement available on Ottawa’s responsibilities for policing foreign sales." Previous policy on military exports : Canada’s export controls are meant “to regulate and impose certain restrictions on exports in response to clear policy objectives.” New policy :"export controls are i... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday once again... And as usual time for my weekend rant.. Honestly, I am sick and tired of the fools in the "flat earth" group... These fools are indeed either the biggest morons going, or they are indeed nothing but bought and paid for shills that have been injected into the Internet for nothing more than to make real truth seekers such as myself look like idiots if we buy into their garbage..... I am leaning on the latter..... Being a man of science and having spent years in University in Physics as well as studying Astronomy, I am no fool... This planet ... more »

Lake Minnetonka

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*Purify yourself* This Prince tribute graffiti on a Lake Minnetonka bridge is PERFECT Last weekend Ellen Gustafson was out on a boat cruise around Lake Minnetonka. The local photographer and her boyfriend scored big when his sister and brother-in-law bought a boat this spring. Almost every weekend the couples hit the lake in the name of fun, sun, and relaxation. It's not uncommon for them to catch an eyeful of graffiti on the Arcola Bridge coming or going from Crystal Bay. Usually the tags are the uninspired scribblings of a neighborhood vandal. But last weekend Gustafson spotted ... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
Al Mada republished my article on the political dispute for control of Anbar, and eKurd republished my piece on whether Kurdistan was serious about independence from Iraq. I was mentioned by Zack Beauchamp in "Trump's 'Obama founded ISIS' comments are outrageous. They're also deeply ignorant" for Vox.

The Clinton - Crimea Connection

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*UPDATE: August 14, 2016: Here is a very good summary of events in Crimea taken from The Saker. It confirms everything I have said and linked below. It does NOT have the video interrogation of Panov but does show him in a brief clip. It does link the terror operation to the Clinton Election Campaign but does not report on a financial link.* *Evgeny Panov* *Ukrainian Military Terrorist "Sings like a Canary"* I love that expression "sing like a canary" commonly used to describe captured criminals confessing to their crimes. The reason I like it so much is because I happen to ha... more »

A question of trust

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
In the light of Rod Liddle's latest *Spectator *piece - and the comments 'below the line' - I was particularly troubled by Friday night's *Newsnight.* This made "the psychology of lone-wolf attackers" its main focus, and Kirsty Wark promised us "a real insight" into the mind of Mohammad Daleel, the Syrian "refugee" and Ansbach suicide bomber, from... ...the person who perhaps knew him best - the psychotherapist who had treated him over the period of a year. *That* psychotherapist was Axel von Maltitz (and his wife Gisela), and *Newsnight* reporter Gabriel Gatehouse added to Kirst... more »

Joy On The Streets As US-Backed Fighters Liberate Syria's Manbij From The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Wild celebrations after ISIS defeated in Syrian town of Manbij* For the first time in over two-and-a-half years, the women of Manbij, Syria walked with their faces uncovered Saturday, some of them even setting their niqabs on fire. Men shaved or trimmed their beards. Smokers of both sexes lit up and puffed away. U.S.-backed fighters seized the key northern Syria city late Friday after two months of heavy fighting that killed more than 1,000 people and displaced thousands more. The fighters also freed hundreds of civilians the extremists had used as human shields, Syri... more »

Nope and Noper...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago

The End Of The GOP?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
The *Wall Street Journal* headline indicated more bad news for Campaign Trumpanzee: Trump Running Mate Mike Pence Tries to Get Republicans on Board. It's midway through August and the parties should be united and reaching out to independents. Democrats, including the vast majority of Bernie supporters, are overwhelmingly united behind Hillary, even if reluctantly. Trump is still hemorrhaging traditional Republican voters and there is a daily drumbeat of ominous news reports about GOP leaders who have been pushed to the breaking point and just can't endorse him-- or even vote for h... more »

Six Practical Things You Can Do With Smartphones

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
With millions of apps available for download there are lots you can do with smartphones. Besides calling and texting there are six interesting things you can do with your phone that you never might have imagined. Fox News reports: 1. Measure your heart rate Instant Heart Rate is an app that uses your phone’s camera and flash to take a reading of your pulse. Just place your index finger on the camera and the app will automatically measure your heart rate by detecting color changes. The app also collects data from each reading to create charts that help you monitor your heart rate ove... more »

Begg pardon?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Apropos my recent observation that some sort of tide is turning against the BBC, something similar seems to have been happening at the Guardian. If so, it’s about time, too. Perusing the recent post by Jacobinism on Harry’s Place headed “Moazzam Begg and the Guardian’s Film Critic”, my eye was drawn to a below-the-line comment. Before I expand on that, I’ll just say that Jacobinism’s excellent piece concerns a fawning review in the Guardian of an equally fawning documentary about Moazzam Begg of Guantánamo Bay / Shami Chakrabarti infamy. The film critic in question is the Guar... more »

Impartiality? Or bias?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Those of you who closely follow UK politics closely may recall that 'Clause 4 moment' for the Conservative Party in 2007 when the then-shadow education spokesman David Willetts dropped the party's support for the return of grammar schools. (This was in the early, hug-a-husky days of David Cameron, when he and his 'modernisers' were trying to 'detoxify' the 'nasty party'). Mr Willetts's speech (to the CBI) arguing against grammar schools caused considerable controversy with the right-wing press and parts of the Tory Right. And who helped co-write that controversial speech about... more »

Imam Shot Dead After Leaving New York Mosque

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
An Islamic leader and his assistant were shot dead by an unknown gunman in broad daylight after leaving a New York mosque following afternoon prayers on Saturday. Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his 64-year-old assistant Thara Uddin were both fatally shot in the head after leaving the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid mosque in Queens shortly before 2 p.m. Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime as the local Bangladeshi community demands justice. . #Muslim OzonePark community to gather tonight to address shooting. Some yelling it’s a #HateCrime. #1010WINS pic.twitter.com/yP... more »

Love is...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago

A Boy's Mind

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago

You Will Have to Pry Our Bibles Out of Our Cold, Dead Fingers.

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Copts-min-1] In my last piece, I called out those who use "Catholic social teaching" as a meaningless leftist mantra, the "abracadabra" for a sleight of hand switching the real demands of the Gospel for some secular socialist wish list. Now let's... more »

Would you like fries with that?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago

No McLaughlin on the Mclaughlin Group

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
My favorite public affairs extravaganza. Godspeed John.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 14 hours ago
*Olympic Athletes Challenged by New Opponent: Global Warming* *It is hard to know where to start with the nonsense below: Yes. It does get hot in Rio: Rio is in the tropics. No. Past Olympic records have not been adjusted for the climate of the host city. It was pretty cold in Helsinki but that did not make anyone run faster. There is far greater variation in host city temperatures due to latitude than any fancied rise in temperature due to global warmingAnd the prediction that Britain would fade out is looking silly, seeing that Britain is third in the gold medal tally... more »

What Trump Means By "Loser"

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Neo-Liberalism seeks to, in Henry Giroux's words, "atomize individuals." It's not a new idea. It pre-dates the rise of Donald Trump: I have recently returned to reading Leo Lowenthal, particularly his insightful essay, "Terror's Atomization of Man," first published in the January 1, 1946 issue of Commentary and reprinted in his book, *False Prophets: Studies in Authoritarianism*. He writes about the atomization of human beings under a state of fear that approximates a kind of updated fascist terror. What he understood with great insight, even in 1946, is that democracy cannot exis... more »

Puerto Ricans Flocking to Mainland Could Sway Swing States

Dake Kang at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Reverend and Puerto Rican community organization director Robertoluis Lugo Morciglio talks with his colleagues in his office on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, In Philadelphia. With Puerto Rico's economy in shambles, many are fleeing to the mainland U.S., potentially shifting demographics in some of the country's most critical battleground states.] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Residents of Puerto Rico can’t vote in presidential elections. But with the island’s economy in shambles, many are fleeing to the U.S. mainland, potentially shifting demographic norms in some of the most closely contest... more »

Sometimes, Choosing the Lesser of Two Evils is the Right Thing to Do

Matt Barber at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Trump v Clinton Campaign Buttons - 900] You may have seen the meme come across your social media feeds. It's a quote by the fiery preacher and great 19th-century theologian Charles Spurgeon: "Of two evils, choose neither." I get it. I love reading old Spurgeon sermons and... more »

Getting Along Without Going Along

Joe Dallas at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Young woman praying] "I will never compromise Truth for the sake of getting along with people who can only get along when we agree." - D.R. Silva If we're in agreement, we're in unity. If we agree to disagree agreeably, we're in peaceful... more »

EU Targets For Interconnector Capacity

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://fes.nationalgrid.com/fes-document/ While I was away, the National Grid published its latest annual Future Energy Scenarios. I am delving into it at the moment, but spotted this little gem: No wonder successive governments have been scurrying around trying to get more built! The chart below shows just much […]

You don’t look Judokish

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Sudoku, Soduko, Joduko? Judoka…. I didn’t know what that meant until the story about Or Sasson hit the headlines. As Craig noted, (great to have you back) (how was Aleppo?) the BBC also got confused, mistaking “Or” for “Os”, which - although it must be quite hard to make a mistake in at two-letter word (or possibly a three-letter word) - was probably because the BBC’s massive Olympic team of reporters and journalists are more familiar with the latter, which is a slang word for Australia, and I suppose also an abbreviation for “Ossie”, as in Oswald, Oscar or Ostrich. (No such mist... more »

Yes, There Actually ARE Some Democrats Worse Than Republicans-- Faux Dems From The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
How do you know if a Democrat is a real Democrat or some crook from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. If the candidate in question is an incumbent, it's easy; they all have voting records you can find at ProgressivePunch. That link shows how House members were scored by the ProgressivePunch algorithm. Best lifetime score belongs to Mark Pocan of Madison, Wisconsin and the worst Democrat is former Republican-turned-Blue Dog, Brad Ashford, who votes against progressive legislation almost 70% of the time. The 20 most unredeemable Democrats in the House from bad to worst (a... more »

Obama Administration Moves Money to Fight Zika, Revealing Untapped Funding

Fred Lucas at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species which transmits the dengue virus, chikungunya fever and zika is photographed on March 4, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.] The shifting of $81 million to combat Zika is overdue and demonstrates the Obama administration has had untapped resources to fight the mosquito-borne illness, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., said. "For over six months we have been calling... more »

What to Watch at the Rio Games on Sunday

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, Trinidad and Tobago's Richard Thompson, right, and Britain's James Dasaolu compete in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Day 9 of the Rio Games features medal action in track and field, gymnastics, tennis, golf, fencing and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): Track and Field The title of world’s... more »

Germany’s Merkel to Hold Migrant Integration Summit With Top Businesses

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Germany Merkel_perr__1470401262_71.164.139.145] BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling together top German companies for meetings on how the country can best integrate last year’s flood of asylum-seekers into the workplace. The Bild newspaper reported Saturday that Merkel has invited representatives from... more »

Economic News , Data & views......August 14 , 2016 ...... Sunday Quick Hits : 1. Target 2 Inbalances Within EZ In Focus - Italy , France , Spain , Germany And ECB Itself Warrant Scrutiny . 2. Greece In Focus - Refugee Crisis Quietly Raising Its Head Again In Greece , Greece Attempts To Reboot And Grow Its Economy Will Face Various Headwinds. 3. Turkey In Focus - News Of The Day From " Post - Failed Coup & Ongoing Purge" Turkey. 4. Swiss Train Attack Follow Up - Both The Swiss Attacker & One Of His Victims Have Passed Away . 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Doug Noland's Weekly Missive - " Inflation" *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 12h 12 hours ago Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: Inflation http:// creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/08/weekly -commentary-inflation.html?spref=tw …Always a great read - this week's missive "Inflation." ECB / EZ *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 41m 41 minutes ago EZ inbalances rise again: Germany hold largest claims on Target2, matched by significant liabilities in #Italy&Spain *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 41m 41 minutes ago Goldman: One feature rev... more »

Castro: We Must Strive For Peace & Not Pose Threats To Russia, China

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The former Cuban President Fidel Castro said Russia and China should not be “subjected to threats of deploying nuclear weapons” In a letter published on his 90th birthday, Castro calls for peace, stressing that no world power has the right to kill millions of people. He also slammed US President Barack Obama for not apologizing for US bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, which killed thousands of people. RT reports: On Saturday, Castro attended a gala held in honor of his 90th birthday, although the iconic leader didn’t speak as he sat next to his brother, Presiden... more »

Thailand Gets the Libya-Syria Treatment

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*August 14, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Just as the Western media attempted to hide the true nature of violence unfolding in Libya and Syria during the opening phases of the so-called "Arab Spring," it is now attempting to do likewise regarding the Southeast Asian country of Thailand. Between August 11-12 and within a 24 hour period, several bombs detonated in four separate regions of Thailand including Trang, the resort city of Hua Hin, Phuket, and Surat Thani. Several deaths were reported and dozens were maimed as shrapnel tore through their bodies. The Western media was quic... more »

Milwaukee Businesses Burn as Protests Erupt Over Cop Killing of Allegedly Armed Man

GRETCHEN EHLKE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: A car burns as a crowd of more than 100 people gathers following the fatal shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that officers got in their cars to leave at one point, and some in the crowd started smashing a squad car's window, and another vehicle, pictured, was set on fire. The gathering occurred in the neighborhood where a Milwaukee officer shot and killed a man police say was armed hours earlier during a foot chase. (Calvin Mattheis/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)] MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Simmering anger over the fat... more »

Tens of Thousands March in Peru Against Gender Violence

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: A performer representing a woman attacked by a man stands next to a protester holding a banner that reads in Spanish "No more violence," during a march against domestic violence in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Almost a hundred women are killed every year in domestic violence cases according to local authorities.] LIMA, Peru (AP) -- More than 50,000 people marched in Peru’s capital and eight other cities on Saturday to protest violence against woman and what they say is the indifference of the judicial system. Officials said the size of the... more »

Trump Targets Longtime Democratic Stronghold Connecticut

Jonathan Lemire at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sacred Heart University, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Fairfield, Conn.] FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut has not been in Republican hands since George H.W. Bush won the state in 1988. No matter, Donald Trump says as he promises to pursue the Democratic stronghold. “I’m making a big play for Connecticut.... more »

Sunday Morning Biased

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The opening discussion on this morning's *Sunday Morning Live *was just about as typical of the BBC as you could get. First there was the 'BBC' question, prompted by the apparent death of IS bride Kadiza Sultana in an airstrike. Its long version was, "Should we make it easier for young Muslims who leave to join so-called Islamic State to return and reform here?", and its short version was, "Should we make it easier for people to return from Syria?" (Most of the viewing public will probably have thought, "Of course not. What a stupid question!") Secondly, there was a complete 'BB... more »

Thousands Rally In Germany To Call For Marijuana Legalization

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday to call on the German government to legalize marijuana across the country. They want the government to allow marijuana for medical use and stop prosecution for its possession. According to police figures, approximately 4,000 people took part in the rally with no incidents or arrests reported. RT reports: The crowds initially gathered at the central railway station before moving to the federal Health Ministry and then to the iconic Alexanderplatz. #Hanfparade in Berlin bei schönstem Sonnenschein. Petrus ist auf unse... more »

How DC Small Businesses Are Preparing for a $15 Minimum Wage

Andrew Egger at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Youth-unemployment - 900] With the District of Columbia's new $15 an hour minimum wage law slated to go into effect over the next four years, many local businesses are still figuring out how they can pay workers more and remain profitable. On the... more »

Grow the Change

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago

The Wars Just Keep On Coming......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
President Obama just authorized air strikes in Libya to combat ISIS, making it the fourth country that the United States is bombing in its unofficial, undeclared War on Terror - and the media barely reported it. The Resident breaks it down. Gee, let's vote for the Democrats who promise peace and then expand the wars! Great idea!

China Claims To Be Making Strides in Hypersonic Technology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
China is reportedly developing a hypersonic aircraft (pictured) capable of carrying those on board into low Earth orbit. The move could drastically reduce the cost of space travel, it is claimed *Daily Mail:* *China is developing a hypersonic jet: Planned space plane could drastically cut the cost of space travel* * Plans for a hypersonic space plane were discussed on broadcaster CCTV * It would take off and land on an airstrip, using advanced hybrid engines * State aerospace firm CASTC aims to deliver a working plane by 2030 China is developing a hypersonic aircraft to take pilots... more »

Judge who ruled in Labour membership appeal challenged over being a "Zionist"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have suggested that the judge in the Labour membership case may have been influenced by his "Zionist" background' You can read more here in the JC http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/161930/JUDGE-WHO-RULED-LABOUR-MEMBERSHIP-APPEAL-CHALLENGED-OVER-BEING-A-ZIONIST but obviously not on the BBC.

Maldacena's talk at Strings 2016

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
I could download the slides from all the Strings 2016 talks just fine but the videos that were posted were unusable for me, due to the low bandwidth etc. Sometimes when you need it, China no longer looks like the ultimate 21st century superpower. Fortunately, Alexander Comsa posted 7 first Strings 2016 videos from some of the most famous speakers. Even though only dozens of people in the world appreciate it, I hope that he is not finished yet. One of the talks that were posted was Juan Maldacena's talk about entanglement, quantum gravity, and tensor networks. I find it rather ama... more »

RT Report: ‘9/11 Was An Inside Job’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
RT have analysed the evidence and aired a report that claims “9/11 was an inside job.” The hard hitting report also claims top officials within US government and the CIA are on record stating “the White House is behind the terrorism of their population.” High profile government and intelligence officials have confirmed the existence of a campaign called Operation Gladio – a “major operation” according to former CIA chief William Colby – and that this campaign is responsible for organizing terror events to allow authorities to “bring in a state of emergency” and “move people around li... more »

Pentagon Say $6.5 Trillion Dollars Is Missing, Sparking Fears Of ‘New 9/11’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The Pentagon cannot account for $6.5 trillion dollars according to a new Department of Defense Inspector General’s report – raising alarm bells not just because of the obvious lack of accountability and oversight, but because the last time the Pentagon ‘lost’ an enormous sum of money, 9/11 happened. Donald Rumsfeld was due to testify about a missing $2.3 trillion before Congress on September 13 2001, however the case was put on hold after the events of September 11. The paper trail was destroyed when one side of the Pentagon was blown up, and the $2.3 trillion dollar case was brushe... more »

Secret Elites: Why Forbes’ Rich List Excludes World’s Richest Families

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The mainstream media has never had more power than it does today. Do you ever ask yourself who controls it? The fact is that just six companies control over 90% of what you read, watch and listen to. Six companies controlling the “programming” fed to the whole country. That is a lot of power in a few hands. Who are “the men behind the curtain” with all that control? The answer is uncommon knowledge, because mainstream media is desperate to keep it a secret. As Oxfam warns that global wealth inequality is spiraling out of control, True Activist asked why the Rothschilds and Rockefell... more »

ISIS Member Says He Was Recruited By FBI

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
An ISIS member currently detained in North Carolina claims that he was recruited and paid by the FBI in 2009. Erick Jamal Hendricks says his code name was “Ahkie,” a variation on the Muslim term for “brother,” and claims the FBI recruited him in order to help identify potential terrorists. Msn.com reports: Hendricks also said he’s been outspoken against IS and all extremist groups. He added that he’s baffled as to why the FBI accused him of terrorist ties. Lisa Woods said her son dictated the statement to her in a Wednesday phone call from jail. Hendricks was arrested Aug. 4 in Cha... more »

British Army Say Russia, Ukraine Conflict Rehearsal For World War 3

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A leaked British Army document suggests that Russia are using the Ukraine battlefield as a rehearsal for World War 3 with the West. According to the document, Vladimir Putin is improving Russia’s ability to combine their superior tanks, artillery and other heavy weaponry with advanced electronic warfare. Mirror.co.uk reports: Specifically they are honing their skills to jam enemy radio signals and render equipment like drones unusable. The secret document concludes one of Russia’s goals in Ukraine is to practise “new methods of warfare as well as testing modern and prohibited weapon... more »

Bill Clinton Attacks James Comey’s FBI Investigation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Bill Clinton has blasted FBI director James Comey for his determined attempt to investigate the crimes of The Clinton Foundation. Clinton accused Comey of serving up “the biggest load of bull I’ve ever heard,” in an angry defence of his wife’s various crimes. Nypost.com reports: “First of all, the FBI director said, when he testified before Congress, he had to amend his previous day’s statement that she had never received any emails marked classified,” Clinton told journalists at an Asian American Journalists Association meeting in Las Vegas on Friday, making a strong defense for H... more »

Russian Hackers Leak George Soros Documents Online

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Russian hackers have been blamed for hacking into the email accounts of George Soros and Gen. Philip Breedlove. Just as the western media laid the blame on the recent DNC hack to “Russian hackers” with very little proof, Bloomberg report that Russian hackers have yet again penetrated the systems of Open Society. Sputniknews.com reports: The report says that hackers gained access to the company’s intranet system called Karl, used to circulate draft program proposals, budgets and other internal documents. “The hackers may have had access to the foundations’ network for nearly a year,...more »

Mother To Be Arrested For Selling Tamales To Her Neighbour

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a mother from Texas who sold tamales to her neighbours. Dennise Cruz from Carrollton, Texas was shocked to receive a yellow postcard from the City of Carrollton demanding that she pay a fine in order to stop them from throwing her in jail. Activistpost.com reports: “That has to be wrong. I don’t have any tickets under my name. That’s just my first reaction. Never would have I thought, tamales,” said Cruz in an interview with CBS DFW. “To know that somebody can be arrested over that, that to me is unbelievable.” The yellow ticket was a “w... more »

Balancing jobsjobsjobs with destroying the planet

Alison at Creekside - 22 hours ago
Brilliant one minute speech New Zealand MP James Shaw made to an almost empty house. Before going into politics, Shaw was a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and HSBC. .

Nothing to do with Islam

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
When Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby broke judo rules by refusing to shake the hand of Israeli judoka Or Sasson, the crowd understandably booed. But why did Islam El Shehaby behave in the way that he did? According to BBC Sport, it's because "the Egyptian had come under pressure from some conservative voices in his homeland to withdraw from the bout". Here the word "conservative" appears to be a cover for more appropriate words like 'hardline', 'Islamist', 'racist' or 'antisemitic'. Moreover, by other accounts, Islam (living up to his name) is quite the 'conservative' himself, ... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Here's something peculiar, courtesy of *Newssniffer*, which I stumbled on yesterday while searching for something else... The main BBC online article announcing, on 16 May, that: was suddenly edited yesterday, almost three months later. The original article had already been amended once (on 16 May) from: to: Yesterday (13 August), however, it was edited again, this time from: to: Intriguing. Had someone successfully complained to the BBC that "Islamophobia" is not a "form of racism"? ****** Going back to the earlier amendment in May - the one that added the word "indep... more »

A Look At Fighter Doctrine And Stealth Technology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
An Air Force F-22 Raptor (left) flies with an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter over Florida. USAF Photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock *Sebastien Roblin, National Interest*: *Why The F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters Will Revolutionize War in the Sky* In Len Deighton’s book Fighter, he describes the tactics used by the outnumbered English fighter pilots defending against German Luftwaffe bombers in the Battle of Britain: *The professional fighter pilot gained height as quickly as he was permitted, and treasured possession of that benefit. He hoped always to spot the enemy before they spotted... more »

A Look At How Much It Costs To Fly America's Military Planes Per Hour

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *A look into how much it costs to fly America's military planes per hour* The US Defense Department's latest financial-management report on reimbursement rates offers a glimpse of how much it costs to fly America's Air Force and Navy planes per flight hour. The annual report from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) lists rates for "other DoD component user," which are aircraft handled within the Defense Department and "all other user rates" which are for services outside the federal government. This means that, for example, an F-22 Rapto... more »

20,000 Bees Ground A F-22 Raptor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Air Force Times*:* F-22 Raptor encounters formidable foe — 20,000 honey bees* Of all the challenges aircraft maintainers face, this might have been one of the strangest. After an F-22 Raptor landed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 11, maintainers discovered that a swarm of honey bees had descended on the fifth-generation fighter, A Defense Department press release noted that “this had never happened on the flightline before.” The swarm of bees — about 20,000 of them, according to an expert called in by the base — were hanging from the aircraft’s exhaust nozzle. “The hone... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
MEDAL ALERT: Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, wins 23rd gold with US win in 4x100 relay. pic.twitter.com/xLqqza7fA6 — AP Sports (@AP_Sports) August 14, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Seahawk Demo* An MH-60S Seahawk circles the USS John C. Stennis during an air-and-sea power demonstration in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 7, 2016. The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 14. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bryan Niegel

Cuba's Former Leader Fidel Castro Turns 90

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *Fidel Castro marks his 90th birthday with a letter, thanking Cuba and criticizing Obama* After months of steady progress in normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba, Fidel Castro used the occasion of his 90th birthday to lash out once more against President Obama. In a long letter published Saturday by state media, the former Cuban leader thanked supporters for their good wishes, reminisced about his boyhood and took on Obama, whom he also criticized after the American’s historic visit to the communist island nation in March. *Read more* .... *Mo... more »

Chinese President Xi Calls for Russia-China ‘New World Order’ To Counter The U.S. And NATO

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Kim Kyung-Hoon *Sputnik:* *Beijing Blasts ‘American Aggression,’ Calls for Russia-China ‘New World Order’* As the United States and Europe embark on an increasingly hawkish policy towards China, Beijing has moved to welcome the formation of an alliance with Russia to counter NATO. Speaking at the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party last month, Xi Jinping delivered what Western analysts are calling an "incendiary speech" in which he called for a military union with Russia that would render NATO "powerless" and "put an end to the imperialist d... more »

Russia Defense Ministry Posts Video That Showcases Its Next Gen T-50 Fighter Jet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Sputnik:* *Russia Defense Ministry Unveils First Video of Amazing Next Gen T-50 Fighter Jet* The Ministry of Defense released incredibly footage of the next generation T-50 fifth generation fighter jet as well as a number of other high performance Russian aircrafts to celebrate Russia’s Aerospace Forces. On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry published video footage of the PAK FA Sukhoi T-50 fifth-generation fighter jet to commemorate Russian Aerospace Force Day. The super stealth fighter jet reaches a max speed of 1,516MPH (2,440kmh) with an astounding battle range of 3,418 mi... more »

What Is Russia' End Game By Rising Tensions Over Crimea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Sarah Rainsford, BBC News*: *Crimea tension: What is Russia's end game?* When it comes to recent events in Crimea, there are still more questions than answers. Russian state TV channels have broadcast footage of men confessing to a plot to carry out terror attacks on the peninsula, that was annexed by Russia in 2014. The suspected saboteurs tell interrogators they were acting on orders from Kiev. Ukraine denies any involvement and calls it a provocation. Local residents near the scene do report hearing shots fired last Saturday night, when the FSB security service says it interc... more »

Russian Prime Minister: Russia Could Cut Diplomatic Ties With Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*DW:* *Russia threatens to sever ties with Ukraine amid rising tensions in Crimea* *Russia's premier has suggested that President Vladimir Putin may elect to formally sever diplomatic ties with Kyiv. Moscow has sent its latest missile defense system to Crimea amid reports of a mutual military buildup.* On Friday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Moscow could formally sever diplomatic ties with Kyiv after reported clashes between Russian forces and alleged Ukrainian "saboteurs" in the annexed Crimean Peninsula. "I would not like this to end this way. However, if there i... more »

Russia Deploys Advanced S-400 Missile System In Crimea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*RT*: *Russian military in Crimea get advanced S-400 missile defense system, same as deployed in Syria* Russia's most advanced to date anti-aircraft defense system S-400 Triumph has been delivered to a surface-to-air missile (SAM) regiment in Crimea. The military will first deploy their newly received hardware in a training exercise ongoing in the region. Plans of the S-400 deployment to Crimea were announced by the Russian Defense Ministry in July. After the air defense complex was successfully used in field firing at a training target missile in the Astrakhan region in southern... more »


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

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

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

Free Download: Ayn Rand, "Anthem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day ago
Photo by Carla Lisa Cheyenne Photo Waniya Locke Photo Waniya Locke, Camp of Sacred Stones, Cannon Ball, North Dakota Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 AIM Oglala Lakota By LaDonna Tamakaska Wastewin Allard, The STOP DAKOTA ACCESS front line needs more singers and drums, more people from Standing Rock and other Reservation and urban areas, need cooks and food for the warriors on

#RPGaDay Day 13: What Makes a Successful Campaign?

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
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A Rabbi Claims That God Is Transgender

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
"I know the world seems terrifying right now and the future seems bleak. Just remember human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. Never let hatred, fear, and ignorance get the best of you. Keep bettering yourself so you can make the world around you better, for nothing can improve without the brightest, bravest, kindest, and most imaginative... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Its so Assimov that the people wine about good grapes harvested without human interaction.


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day 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

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