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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Americans Beg Queen Elizabeth To ‘Take America Back’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 minute ago
With the race to the White House narrowed down to two candidates, Americans are scratching their heads and saying “There are 319 million people in the country – is this really our best and brightest?“ Dismayed by the choice of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States, some people are becoming ever more desperate to save their country. Recently thousands of people shared a letter which asked the Queen Elizabeth to overrule the Declaration of Independence and take America back as a British colony: “On behalf of the American people, I urgently implor... more »

Economics for Real People: Why do firms exist?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
[image: Blackboard-Firms] News for all of you from our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group. Here’s what they’re inviting you to tomorrow night: an an analysis of why firms exist even though most economic theories say they shouldn’t. Only three years ago, the winner of the 1991 “Nobel Prize in Economics”, Ronald Coase, died aged 102. He won the prize largely for the ideas contained in his celebrated 1937 paper "The Nature of the Firm", which went unnoticed for around 30-40 years following publication. When it was “rediscovered” in the 1960s it then went on to transfo... more »

Hillary “At Deaths Door” – Cancels Half Her Schedule

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Questions about Hillary Clinton’s deteriorating health are continuing to mount after the Democratic presidential nominee has set aside almost half of her time as “personal days”. Not only has Clinton decided to take all of her weekends off, she decided to take three days off this past weekend, with no events scheduled this coming Thursday through Saturday (August 18th through 20th). Thegatewaypundit.com reports: This in essence would mean another three days off after three days of events scheduled starting today. In total Clinton has taken 7 days off in August out of the first 14 d... more »

Soros Memo Reveals $650,000 Donation To Black Lives Matter

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A recently hacked George Soros memo reveals that the Open Society Institute approved a $650,000 donation to the Black Lives Matter movement. The document, reviewed by Breitbart Jerusalem, show that Soros’s Open Society Institute viewed the 2015 Baltimore riots following Freddie Gray’s death as a “unique opportunity” to create “accountability” for the Baltimore police department, and spurred on protestors by giving them a major cash injection. Breitbart.com reports: The information was contained in a detailed 69-page Open Society report on the agenda of an Open Society U.S. Programs... more »

DOJ Investigating Clinton Perjury Claims

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The Justice Department are looking into claims made by House Republicans that Hillary Clinton committed perjury during her 2015 congressional testimony when she outlined her email practises. House Republicans say that there are major discrepancies between Hillary’s 2015 congressional testimony about her email server and the FBI’s conclusions announced this July. Foxnews.com reports: “The four pieces of sworn testimony by Secretary Clinton described herein are incompatible with the FBI’s findings,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Judiciary Committee C... more »

Man Arrested For Hanging US Flag Upside Down In His Backyard

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A 63-year-old Vietnam veteran was arrested at his home in Texas last week for committing the crime of flying the US flag upside down in his backyard. Homer Martz says he has never committed a crime in his life. However, he decided to protest against plans made by an oil company to build a pipeline through the middle of his property, by flying the US flag upside down as a sign of distress. Activistpost.com reports: Without his consent, through the process of eminent domain, Martz was told that he’d have to accept a portion of a 1,134-mile oil pipeline built by Texas-based Dakota Acc... more »

Hollywood Blacklist Penelope Cruz Over Her Support Of Palestine

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Actress Penelope Cruz has been blacklisted by the Hollywood elite over a row surrounding her support of Palestine. Crus and husband Javier Bardem are being snubbed by Hollywood producers following a letter in which they pledged to expose the brutal Israeli regime and its genocide against the Palestinian people. Ibtimes.co.uk reports: The letter accused Israel of “advancing on Palestinian territories instead of withdrawing to the 1967 borders. “Gaza is living through horror… while the international community does nothing.” The Spanish letter was signed by 100 leading figures in the f... more »

Snowden: NSA Malware Hack Will Have Serious Repercussions Globally

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Files released by a mysterious hacker group calling itself “The Shadow Brokers” are authentic, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden. According to Snowden, the files contain genuine samples of custom-built malware code developed by the NSA, and their release could have serious repercussions on the US elections and with relations with allies around the globe. Rt.com reports: Snowden, who blew the whistle on NSA surveillance operations in 2013, posted a series of tweets on Tuesday with his take on the hack. “NSA malware staging servers getting hacked by a rival is not new. A riva... more »

Here Comes President Hillary

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
At the convention in Philly, Truthdig founder and editor Robert Scheer ran into Thomas Frank, whose latest book, Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened To The Party Of The People? is a must-read for all progressives and, hopefully, for some Democrats who aren't already too far gone. Frank admitted Democrats aren't paying the book any serious attention.. His critique-- "that what we have today is a liberalism of the rich... of the professional classes, these sort of affluent people who have developed a whole kind of pseudo-Marxist theory of why they’re affluent and why they deser... more »

Hillary's Hippie-Punching Neocons

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 hour ago
There's a method to the madness of Hillary Clinton's sordid embrace of the discredited Neocons who dragged us into wars, killed/maimed thousands of American troops and millions of Middle East residents, and who now hope to drag us into new wars with Iran and Russia. And that method is the anti-left propaganda being disseminated by mainstream "liberal" media outlets. The core message is that if you are a progressive who refuses to vote for Hillary, then you just have to be a cheerleader of Donald J. Trump, and by extension, totally in the bag for Vladimir Putin. If you dare to critic... more »

North Korea Announce That Dog Meat Is A ‘Superfood’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
North Korea have hailed dog meat as the world’s leading ‘superfood’, with King Jong-un’s regime telling the media that dog stew can increase stamina and cure disease. North Korean television have aired claims by experts in Pyongyang that beating a dog to death “improves its flavor” and that eating it is a vital to human nutrition. Metro.co.uk reports: North Korean propaganda channels have been pushing dog meat as a ‘stamina food’ and ‘medicine’ – and suggesting dogs should be beaten to death to improve the flavour. Dog stew – or dangogi – is popular in North Korea, and channels such... more »

"3 Standard Deviations Above The Mean! 99.73% Certainty the Stock Market Is Ready To Collapse"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"3 Standard Deviations Above The Mean! * *99.73% Certainty the Stock Market Is Ready To Collapse"* by Newsroom *"*If you have any cash on hand or in your savings account, go and get it out right now! Right now! Stop what you are doing and go. Then, go to your local brick and mortar coin shop and buy all the silver and/or gold you can get or buy food. Lots of food. The type that stores well for a long time. Rice, beans, canned meats, powdered milk. A market crash is imminent and you will left with very little to nothing if don't do exactly what I'm telling you. Don't believe me? T... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“It is not a coincidence that planets line up. That's because all of the planets orbit the Sun in (nearly) a single sheet called the plane of the ecliptic. When viewed from inside that plane- as Earth dwellers are likely to do- the planets all appear confined to a single band. *Click image for larger size.* It is a coincidence, though, when several of the brightest planets all appear in nearly the same direction. Such a coincidence was captured just last week. Featured above, six planets and Earth's Moon were all imaged together last week, just before sunset, from Mornington Peninsul... more »

Chet Raymo, "On Saying 'I Don't Know'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"On Saying 'I Don't Know'"* by Chet Raymo “Johannes Kepler is best known for figuring out the laws of planetary motion. In 1610, he published a little book called “The Six-Cornered Snowflake” that asked an even more fundamental question: How do visible forms arise? He wrote: "There must be some definite reason why, whenever snow begins to fall, its initial formation is invariably in the shape of a six-pointed starlet. For if it happens by chance, why do they not fall just as well with five corners or with seven?" All around him Kepler saw beautiful shapes in nature: six-pointed s... more »

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "The Wish to Be Generous"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Wish to Be Generous"* "All that I serve will die, all my delights, the flesh kindled from my flesh, garden and field, the silent lilies standing in the woods, the woods, the hill, the whole earth, all will burn in man's evil, or dwindle in its own age. Let the world bring on me the sleep of darkness without stars, so I may know my little light taken from me into the seed of the beginning and the end, so I may bow to mystery, and take my stand on the earth like a tree in a field, passing without haste or regret toward what will be, my life a patient willing descent into the grass." ... more »

"I Pity You, Too..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Said a philosopher to a street sweeper, “I pity you. Yours is a hard and dirty task.” And the street sweeper said, “Thank you, sir. But tell me, what is your task?” And the philosopher answered saying, “I study man's mind, his deeds and his desires.” Then the street sweeper went on with his sweeping and said with a smile, “I pity you, too.” - Kahlil Gibran

"Free Personality Test: The Jung Typology Test"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Jung Typology Test"* by Human Metrics “The unexamined life is not worth living.” - Socrates "According to Carl Jung's typology all people can be classified using the following three criteria: • Extraversion - Introversion • Sensing - Intuition • Thinking - Feeling Isabel Briggs-Myers added a fourth criterion: • Judging - Perceiving *The first criterion, Extraversion:* Introversion defines the source and direction of energy expression for a person. The extravert has a source and direction of energy expression mainly in the external world while the introvert has a source of en... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Post Falls, Idaho, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"It'll Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Deputy Wendell: “It's a mess, ain't it, Sheriff?” Sheriff Bell: “If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.” - “No Country For Old Men”

"Eternal Enemies..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter. A democratic state may profess to venerate the name, and even pass laws making it officially sacred, but it simply cannot tolerate the thing. In order to keep any coherence in the governmental process, to prevent the wildest anarchy in thought and act, the government must put limits upon the free play of opinion. In part, it can reach that end by mere propaganda, by the bald force of its authority— that is, by making certain doctrines officially infamous. But in ... more »

“The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, Ruffians, Rapists and Killers”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms:* * A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, Ruffians, Rapists and Killers”* By John W. Whitehead “There is nothing more dangerous than a government of the many controlled by the few.” - Lawrence Lessig, Harvard law professor "The U.S. government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms. The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror. More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organiz... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

The Economy: Gregory Mannarino, “Dead End: Banks Getting Desperate To Avoid Debt Instruments”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, “Dead End: Banks Getting Desperate To Avoid Debt Instruments” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcJ5KmTWb-8

Free Download: Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Catch-22”* by Wikipedia “’Catch-22’ is a satirical novel by the American author Joseph Heller. He began writing it in 1953; the novel was first published in 1961. It is frequently cited as one of the greatest literary works of the twentieth century. It uses a distinctive non-chronological third-person omniscient narration, describing events from the points of view of different characters. The separate storylines are out of sequence so that the timeline develops along with the plot. The novel is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944. It mainly follows the life of Captain Joh... more »

“It Won’t End Well for Global Elites”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“It Won’t End Well for Global Elites”* by J. Robert Smith “Elections aren’t about finalities, they’re about processes. They may be about departures. Case in point, the 2016 presidential contests, which feature Hillary and The Donald. If Trump wins, the process of the November election might start a departure in more than politics. It could be historic. It won’t be good, however, for the global elites inhabiting New York, DC, Boston, and San Francisco- or wherever else ivory towers, mahogany-paneled offices, pricey secured buildings, and gated communities are found. Trump’s electio... more »

"The Deep State's Catch-22"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Deep State's Catch-22"* by Charles Hugh Smith “There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had ... more »

Musical Interlude: Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePrQFaB50w0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“While drifting through the cosmos, a magnificent interstellar dust cloud became sculpted by stellar winds and radiation to assume a recognizable shape. Fittingly named the Horsehead Nebula, it is embedded in the vast and complex Orion Nebula (M42). A potentially rewarding but difficult object to view personally with a small telescope, the above gorgeously detailed image was recently taken in infrared light by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope in honor of the 23rd anniversary of Hubble's launch. * Click image for larger size.* The dark molecular cloud, roughly 1,500 light years dis... more »

Chet Raymo, “Strange”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Strange”* by Chet Raymo “In a review in the “New York Times” Book Review, Daniel Handler writes: “And strange? Well, let's get this straight: All great books are strange. Every lasting work of literature since the very weird "Beowulf" has been strange, not only because it grapples with the strangeness around us, but also because the effect of originality is startling, making even the oldest books feel like brand new stories.” Strange: Out-of-the-ordinary, unusual, curious. "The strangeness around us," says Handler. There is a paradox here. What could be less strange than the wo... more »

"Stop Stress From Killing You"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Stop Stress From Killing You" by Elizabeth Walling "What is stress? Physiologically, stress could be considered any event that triggers a marked response by the adrenal glands. In basic terms, this response is the release of cortisol. It's the body's natural reaction to any stressor. For occasional stressors, cortisol can provide a burst of benefits like increased energy, heightened reflexes and a higher threshold for pain. However, when stress is chronic, as it often is in modern society, cortisol levels can remain unnaturally high and lead to damaging effects, which include: • ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands. Thanks for stopping by.

"Life Is Hard?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Life is hard? True- but let's love it anyhow, though it breaks every bone in our bodies." - Edward Abbey "When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'" - Sydney J. Harris

Henry Miller, "Tropic of Cancer", Excerpt. "They Should Want Roses..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“The monstrous thing is not that men have created roses out of this dung heap, but that, for some reason or other, they should want roses. For some reason or other man looks for the miracle, and to accomplish it he will wade through blood. He will debauch himself with ideas, he will reduce himself to a shadow if for only one second of his life he can close his eyes to the hideousness of reality. Everything is endured – disgrace, humiliation, poverty, war, crime, ennui – in the belief that overnight something will occur, a miracle, which will render life tolerable. And all the whil... more »

"Passive Aggressive Behavior: Claiming our Feelings"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* "Passive Aggressive Behavior: Claiming our Feelings"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM The way to end passive aggressive behavior on your part or others’ is with complete honesty and truth in any situation. If you’ve ever found yourself repressing your anger and behaving in other ways to get your point across, you may be someone who is adept at engaging in passive-aggressive behavior. Although passive-aggressive behavior is recognized as a psychological disorder, it also describes the behavior that many people use to cope with confrontational situations. Such behavior has the outwar... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

Q: What’s the difference between legalisation and decriminalisation? A: Gangs. One funds them, one doesn’t.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
The *Herald*’s sensational poll on Monday has put ending the War on Drugs in Enzed right back on the agenda. The shackles of prohibition have been coming off around the world, and the poll says most New Zealanders (whether they imbibe or not) would like to see that new dawn here too. [image: Cannabis]But the poll shows some confusion. It shows almost 65 per cent of NZers want personal possession of cannabis either decriminalised or made legal. While a similar proportion think *selling* cannabis should still be illegal. Here’s a quick question for everyone: if you can legally po... more »

The Campaign Latest: Trump Begins Talking Nice, Will Begin National TV Ads Next Week

AP at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Mike Schuetz, A U.S. Marine veteran and owner of Hawkins Guns, in Hawkins, Wis., poses for photos with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center in Milwaukee, Wis., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT): 9:45 p.m. Donald Trump will begin airing the first television ads of his general election campaign next week. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks confirms that the campaign will be... more »

RIP John McLaughlin

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
I did not know until today upon his death and all the words and voices speaking about the man that he was at one time a Jesuit Priest. Now do not rain scorn upon the Jesuits for their failings of the flesh, because as intellectuals they are all good Fathers. John left the order and became a staple of the best of the talking heads using everything he learnt in the Jesuit Order. I must have watched from the orgins on PBS. Though I often disagreed with him or the panel he gave thought an honest opening for discussion a half hour a week. And it was directed thought. John would take the ... more »

News from the welfare front

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
Lindsay Mitchell posts good news from the welfare front: *As the teenage birth rate plummets so do the numbers on welfare.I would never have thought it possible for the numbers to drop this quickly in such a short time frame. It's stunning.* See: [image: Beneficiaries under 20 with child 2008 to 2016] So it’s not all doom and gloom out there, people. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

House Passes ‘Donald Trump Act’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The U.S. House of Representatives just issued a major blow to President Obama’s amnesty agenda by passing the so-called “Donald Trump Act”. House Resolution 3099, otherwise known as the Enforce the Law For Sanctuary Cities Act, denies federal grant money to cities that limit who they turn over to immigration enforcement officials or hold in their jails for them. Thepoliticalinsider.com reports: The House passed it by an overwhelming 241-197 vote. This is a big deal! Sanctuary cities have come under heavy scrutiny in the wake of Kathryn Steinle’s death on July 1 in San Francisco. Aut... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 16: Historical Person I'd Like in My Group? For What Game?

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
I gotta be honest... There's a lot of historical people I'd love to meet. But I imagine after sitting down with the likes of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Augustus Caesar, etc. I'd probably be talking about stuff other than gaming. So for gaming I'm probably wanting to be with someone more from the arts. I'll stay clear of recent figures... I think I'd really love to play in a game with Jules Verne as the GM - can you imagine the settings and adventures he'd build. That man had such an imagination. Verne was definitely a simulationist type of person - he was definitely a b... more »

This is Why North Carolina Thinks SCOTUS Should Save Its Voter ID Law

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Voting Booths, Voters, Elections, America] North Carolina has filed an emergency petition at the Supreme Court to salvage its voter identification law. The brief comes over two weeks after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down the law. Many legal observers questioned why... more »

The Latest on the Louisiana Flooding: 11 Deaths Confirmed, 60K Sign Up for Disaster Aid

AP at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Danny and Alys Messenger canoe away from their flooded home after reviewing the damage in Prairieville, La., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. As waters begin to recede in parts of Louisiana, some residents struggled to return to flood-damaged homes on foot, in cars and by boat. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Latest on flooding in the Deep South (all times local): 7 p.m. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office says more than 60,000 people have registered for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency... more »

Trumpanzee Or No Trumpanzee, Congressional Republicans Have A Very Bloody Civil War To Fight

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Right-wing grifters Ann Couler and Paul Nehlen. Add Sarah Palin and Phyllis Schlafly and you come up with a mighty 16%* My favorite unheralded story over the weekend was about how the Trumpist nut Paul Ryan defeated last week, Paul Nehlen, is starting a SuperPAC to harass anti-Trump Republicans, Citizens Revolt PAC. According to Fox News, "A Nehlen aide said the political action committee is a grassroots effort with the primary objectives of electing a Republican president and putting those who would work against the Republican nominee on notice. 'Any political leader who would wor... more »

Navy Names Oil Ship After Gay Rights Advocate Harvey Milk

Lolita C. Baldor at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Portrait of Harvey Milk in Navy Uniform, circa 1950s.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Navy is naming a ship in honor of the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk, who served in the Navy for four years before he began a career in San Francisco city government. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus... more »

French Mayor Bans ‘Anarchical’ Pokemon Settlement in His Village

Philippe Sotto at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: An aerial view of the church in Bressolles, France.] PARIS (AP) -- A French mayor has denounced the “anarchical settlement” of “Pokemon Go” characters on the “territory” of his eastern village and has ordered the game’s creator to remove the virtual creatures. Bressolles Mayor Fabrice Beauvois said Tuesday that he... more »

Western values both in evidence and in decline in today’s UK [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*“Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners.”~ *George Carlin Good law should allow free speech including the display of religious symbols. It should disallow theocracy, sharia and incitement to murder. This is what western values look like in this context What does this look like in practice? This week in Britain offers two ideal instances of what to do, and what not to do. *Here’s what to do*: [image: Hate1] *"Choudary and his co-defendant, Mohammed Rahman, 33, told their supporters to obey Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Isis leader, who is also known as a cal... more »

The Mysterious Case Of The Missing Fukushima Fuel

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Richard Wilcox* - What in the world has happened to all of the fuel at Fukushima? The post The Mysterious Case Of The Missing Fukushima Fuel appeared first on Waking Times.

Aluminium rock levitation concept... Ray Van Dreugen lines.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 5 hours ago
I'm not gonna share this with the usual Free Planet places, this is totally between you and me... it's an image, it's also a waking reality. A stone hovering above an alumimium stone. Electric tendrils pouring off the connection between the two stones. *Technical term:* Ray Van Dreugen lines.

Housing: Houston, ‘Land Use Without Zoning’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
I have a copy on my desk of Bernard Siegan’s classic *Land Use Without Zoning*, of which I’ve been a fan ever since I encountered it way back in the mists of time when I studied at Auckland’s Architecture and Planning School. There it was at the library shared by both faculties – and by the borrowing card in the back (anyone else remember when library books had pockets for the borrowing card?) I discovered that I was the only one how ever borrowed it. Not one planning student had their curiosity every piqued. So anyway, while Auckland houses enjoys an eye-watering median multipl... more »

Economic News , Data & Views...... August 16 , 2016.....Quick Hits - 1.Market News : Energy Related News For Tuesday ; US , Europe & Asia Market Updates ; US Data Splash - CPI / Housing Starts & Permits / July Industrial Production / US NY Fed Business Leader Activity. 2. MENA Updates For Tuesday ( Syria / Iran / Libya / Yemen / Turkey In Focus. 3. Europe - Around The Horn !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News... *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 54m 54 minutes ago #Mexico confirms @Bloomberg scoop about 2017 #oil hedge http://www. economiahoy.mx/economia-eAm-m exico/noticias/7769272/08/16/La-mayor-parte-de-las-coberturas-petroleras-para-2017-ya-han-sido-adquiridas-Videgaray.html … and our story last week: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ 2016-08-12/mexico-said-to-begin-quietly-hedging-2017-oil-price-in-june … #OOTT *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago Crude -1.007 Cushing -0.680 Gasoline +2.176 Distillates +2.406 *Bill Watts* ‏@wlwat... more »

Russian Transmutation of Elements

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 6 hours ago
[image: http://www.human-resonance.org/quantum_trapping7.jpg] This is very interesting and makes complete sense to myself. We have discovered or understood the two critical aspects of the problem itself. The first is that all atomic matter is assembled axially from neutron proton pairings. That means that component decay can be triggered with a specific photon including neutron decay. At the same time we have understood that all cells are managed by their own super computer through the mechanism of using a coded photon to change the coding of a key electron. All t... more »

Media Silent as US Announces Unprecedented Move to End Drug War

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 6 hours ago
[image: Drug-War-Cooper] Excuse me, but Portugal has proven out a superior protocol and applied it to all drugs. It is impossible to eliminate the harm of abuse, but that is quite rightly a medical problem. What Portugal has been able to accomplish is the effective elimination of all other non medical harms. There is no need to fix this protocol and it must be applied to all drugs. Safe usage is part of our culture, thanks to alcohol and tobacco and can be supported as far as it goes. What we do not want is businesses creating addicts without bearing the full cost ... more »

The Mysterious Mountain Cliff Tombs of North Georgia

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 6 hours ago
[image: The Mysterious Mountain Cliff Tombs of North Georgia] What is happening is that we are mapping the extensive Andean culture to an extant immigrant culture in Georgia. sufficient evidence has been recovered to handily make the case including funerary practices. Watch the documentary of the peoples of the clouds who sat athwart the east west trade between the coast and the Amazon. It also became a reservoir of knowledge. We are also now beginning to learn a lot about the andean culture as well.. . *The Mysterious Mountain Cliff Tombs of North Georgia* *Post... more »

Wolfmen & Bigfoot Encounters on Centre County, PA Property

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 6 hours ago
What is happening is that the posting of these reports is triggering additional reports of the wolfman from witnesses. Obviously there are plenty out there as there well should be in terms of their very real impact. It is also true that there is a menagerie of cryptids out there that all conform to several key characteristics. 1. They are generally nocturnal. That is when they hunt for food and feel quite safe in human territory. 2. They are all large and hold a large territory. Obviously, as well, they are generally cunning. This means that they are rarely ever seen in ... more »

Al Gore Blames Deadly Louisiana Floods on Global Warming — Just as New Studies Debunk His Claim

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks about the future of renewable energy at the COP21 climate talks in Paris, France on December 5, 2015.] Former Vice President Al Gore told a group of environmentalists the recent heavy downpours and flooding in places like Houston and Louisiana are made worse by man-made global warming. "Texas has really been hit hard by the climate crisis and, for... more »

State Dept Doesn’t Keep Track of Dirty Double-Dippers

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Close-up of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sign outside its main headquarters in Washington, D.C.] Department of State employees who also hold positions in the private sector are staying on the government payroll longer than federal law allows. The State Department had an undisclosed number of special government employees (SGEs) who overstayed the 130-day-per-year limit for... more »

Native Americans Resist Oil Pipeline

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago

Mohawk Nation News 'NYST--Onondaga Savage Saga: 8/18/16'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
NYST-ONONDAGA SAVAGE SAGA: 8/18/16 Posted on August 16, 2016 Please post and distribute. MNN. AUG. 16, 2016. We’re hoping the wait for justice may soon be over! After almost 20 years since the brutal beating of over 100 onkwe’hon:weh by the New York State Troopers [Jones, et al v. Parmley, et al 5:98-cv-00374-FJS-TWD] the following bunch of orders came: Justice railroad being

Perhaps Bill and Melinda Gates need their folly expressed in a more familiar format to understand it?

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
*“Philanthropy is not progressive and never has been.” — Tiffany Lethabo King and Ewuare Osayande* Seems Bill and Melinda Gates have great difficulty learning from their myriad mistakes. Our Professor Stephen Krashen is frequently reminding them and their fellow neoliberal corporate education reformers of what the real problem is. While the convicted predatory monopolist has no degree, Melinda Gates actually attended and graduated college, so one would think the two of them could sort these issues out. Despite this, the Gates Foundation duo are demanding yet more data, as if that ... more »

Weingarten Coopts United Opt Out National

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
Since Randi Weingarten put AFT's full weight behind both the Clinton Campaign and the passage of the charter school and CBE stimulus bill that passed through Congress as ESSA in 2015, AFT has been shopping for a new focus to move attention away from the fact that both AFT and NEA are now entirely on board the corporate education reformer gravy train. By the summer of 2016, it was obvious that the corporate education unions had glommed on to the civil rights initiatives inspired by Black Lives Matter. AFT's SOS March and DC Talkathon in July featured a number of high profile civil r... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*Earth's hottest month on record was July -- but what was the trend?* *The lies start with the second half of the first sentence below. Far from "record-shattering warmth shows no signs of stopping", the record shows that July was the SECOND COOLEST month of 2016. And that is despite what they correctly say below -- that July is normally the hottest month. Here are the GISS figures for this year:Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul116 132 128 108 94 79 84Clearly, the trend is downwards, interrupted only by the usual July effect. The Earth is COOLING from... more »

August 16: Trump or Clinton? It doesn't matter.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
Well, we've had a big story that Trudeau would be in Caraquet. Today is a big story that he was in Caraguet. And, almost certainly, tomorrow will be a big story that he left Caraquet. And that's pretty much the only news in section A. The cartoon on the Opinon page is a good one. It shows 'Canada Then' as a air transport landing peacekeers. Beside it is 'Canada Now' landing tanks for criminal governments. Too bad the irving press has so ignored this story that few readers will understand the cartoon. The Canadian arms industry has become a prominent force in supplying arms - espe... more »

China Launches First Quantum Communications Satellite

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
China launched the world’s first quantum communications satellite into orbit on Tuesday, hoping to harness the power of particle physics. China hopes that the satellite will catapult the country into a leading position in the cutting-edge field of encrypted quantum communication systems. The new satellite will test long distance and “hack-proof” quantum communication technology. China is the first country to develop such technology. Global Times reports: The Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert,... more »

Turkey: US to Keep Manbij Promise? 3 Step Road Map: Assad Stays. Cooperating with Iran & More

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
Rounding up related news articles: *1st: US, Keep Your Word on Kurd Withdrawal from Manbij:* Çavusoglu said:* "The U.S. and the President Barack Obama personally promised that PYD members in the SDF would be withdrawn to the east of the Euphrates River. Now the U.S. must keep its promise, and we expect them to. We are maintaining our communications regarding this matter."* *Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu reminded U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday that he had personally made a promise to withdraw the Syrian PKK affiliate Democratic Union Party's (PYD) armed People's Protection... more »

Sheriff David Clarke (SHERIFF RUCKUS) Of Milwaukee Gives Speech At RNC On July 18, Then Milwaukee Cop Shoots Black Guy August 13 In Milwaukee, Then Sheriff David Clarke (SHERIFF RUCKUS) Becomes FOX's On-The-Scene Police Expert: HOW CONVENIENT!!!!!!

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 8 hours ago
FOX's & RNC's "good n*gger", FOX's HOUSE NEGRO. A Coincidence Too Far - READ ON July 18 unknown Milwaukee black sheriff (who seems to hate blacks btw...like Uncle Ruckus from the cartoon Boonedocks)) gives speech at RNC: August 13, about a month later, Milwaukee cops shoot and kill black guy: Guess where the shooting occurrred? In Milkwaukee, where SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE (SHERIFF RUCKUS) is from! The same guy who gave a speech at the RNC a month ago! And guess who conveniently becomes FOX's "on the scene police expert"? SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE (SHERIFF RUCKUS)! So are you ... more »

American Runner Exhibits Olympic Spirit by Helping Rival After Fall

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Abbey D'Agostino of the United States (R) hugs Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand after the Women's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 2 on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)] Sometimes being a good sport means stopping your race to help someone else finish theirs. That's what American runner Abbey D'Agostino did during the 5,000m heat when fellow runner and rival Nikki Hamblin from New Zealand fell and accidentally tripped... more »

School District: Don’t Call the Children ‘Boys & Girls’

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Students Question Marks Confused Identity - 900] Teachers in Charlotte, North Carolina have been advised to stop calling the children "boys and girls," according to a training presentation on transgender issues. Instead, the progressives who control Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools want teachers to identify the youngsters as either "students"... more »

House Republicans Receive FBI Documents From Clinton Interview

Michael Biesecker & Mary Clare Jalonick at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Commerce, Calif. The House oversight committee says it has received FBI documents related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. A spokeswoman for the committee says the committee is reviewing documents that are labeled classified.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Oversight Committee said Tuesday it had received FBI documents related to the agency’s recently closed investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secr... more »

Borjas on Vetting Immigrants

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 8 hours ago
George says it's a very American tradition.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 8 hours ago
*Religious Liberty Expert: Uninformed Educators Are Mistakenly Suppressing Students’ Religious Rights* Educators in the nation’s public schools are mistakenly suppressing their students’ constitutionally-protected religious rights because they are afraid of doing something wrong, a religious liberty expert said at a a Family Research Council (FRC) event in Washington on Monday, Eric Buehrer, director of Gateways to Better Education (GTBE), said that “for 21 years, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has issued guidelines explaining students’ religious liberties” to every public ... more »

Security In Iraq, Aug 8-14, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 8 hours ago
For the eighth straight week violence in Iraq remained at a relatively low level. The government launched two new offensives. One was a mopping up operation in Anbar, while both the army and Peshmerga made pushes in Ninewa. There were 120 security incidents reported in the press from August 8-14, 2016. That was up from 109 the first week of August, but still inline with the 115, 123, 129, 120, and 123 incidents from the week of June 22 to the week ending on June 28. There were 53 incidents in Baghdad, 22 in Ninewa, 14 in Anbar, 9 in Diyala, 9 in Kirkuk, 5 in Salahaddin, 4 in Babi... more »

LA Times Editor Philip H. Krapf Alien Abduction

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
The Alien Mind


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
Dirty Dali

The Game Of Love

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago

Why the Government Refuses to Turn Against Monsanto

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Ever wonder why the U.S. government is Monsanto's most faithful ally? The post Why the Government Refuses to Turn Against Monsanto appeared first on Waking Times.

Chinese Woman Survives 38 Hours At Sea After Falling From Cruise Ship

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A woman from Shanghai enjoying a Royal Caribbean cruise from Japan to China fell from the cruise ship and spent 38 hours at sea before being rescued. The 32-year-old tourist named Fan, managed to fall overboard after leaning forward a bit too far while enjoying the view from the fourth deck. Metro reports: Chinese media reported that she fell from the fourth deck – the same approximate height as a seven-storey building. Miraculously, however, she survived with only blisters on her arms from jellyfish stings. Fan was on a five-day Royal Caribbean cruise from Shanghai to Japan and Sou... more »

Trump's Loss Will Be Shatteringly Personal-- And Devastating To The GOP Up And Down The Ballot

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Still harping on the made-up "fact" that Obama founded ISIS-- which he supposedly walked back last week-- Trump was at an ill-conceived rally in Fairfield, Connecticut Saturday evening, warning voters he'd "never, ever forgive" them if he loses. "I will never, ever forgive the people of Connecticut. I will never forgive the people of Florida. Pennsylvania and Ohio..." When Trump loses in a jaw-dropping landslide in November-- virtually wiped out, outside the hatred-and-resentment-fueled Deep South-- it will be a very *personal* defeat. No one will be able to blame conservative id... more »

Dakota Access pipeline terrorizing Native Americans

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Photo copyright Greg Grey Cloud, Camp of the Sacred Stones Pipeline granted temporary restraining order, federal judge chooses Big Oil over future generations of Native Americans By Brenda Norrell Censored News updated Tuesday night BISMARCK, North Dakota -- The billion dollar oil corporation Dakota Access pipeline has filed for a restraining order against the Dakota and Lakota land and

Enten så går det bra - eller så går det over... (tre erfaringer til nye studenter)

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 8 hours ago
Studietiden er fantastisk! Det er frihet, læring, flytte hjemmefra og bli selvstendig, voksen, møte masse flinke folk... Det er moro, spenning, sosialt, interessant, utfordrende - på den *gode *måten, nye venner, forelskelse, og øl på en onsdag. Det er sånn man gjerne hører folk som kanskje ikke helt husker hvordan studietiden *egentlig *var beskrive studietiden. Kanskje det heller burde være: studietiden er fantastisk? Fordi, plutselig så er det deadlines, tom konto, kjærlighetssorg, og eksamen. Og når dere sitter alene på hybelen om to måneder, og dere har tom kontor og spiser ... more »

Jeremy Corbyn in Derby

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
12pm on a Tuesday in the middle of August perhaps isn't the best time ever to hold a rally, but the odd scheduling did nothing to depress turnout at Jeremy Corbyn's rally in Derby city centre earlier today. I'd say between 500-600 assembled in the summer sun to listen to what the Labour leader had to say, as well as a few others. Again, like last year's rally at the Roundhouse the former Derby North MP Chris Williamson oversaw proceedings. If you've seen or heard a Jeremy Corbyn speech before, there isn't a great deal to tell. We too often think of the orator as a demagogue, but Jer... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago

Van Allen

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
President Kennedy's News Conferences News Conference 32, May 9, 1962 President John F. Kennedy State Department Auditorium Washington, D.C. May 9, 1962 4:00 P.M. EDST (Wednesday) 341 In Attendance *QUESTION*: *Mr. President, it has been the stated policy, as you said earlier, for this government to restrict Outer Space for peaceful objectives only. Will not the proposed H-bomb explosion 500 miles up jeopardize this policy and objective?* *THE PRESIDENT*: No, I don't think so. I don't think so. *I know there has been disturbance about the Van Allen belt, but Van Allen says it is no... more »

Bananas Could Be Gone Within A Decade

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A fungal disease complex threatens to wipe out the world’s bananas. Researchers have found a new lethal threat to the banana that could make the popular fruit extinct in 5 to 10 years. New York Post reports: According to plant pathologist Ioannis Stergiopoulos, a fast-advancing disease compound, known as the Sigatoka complex, could be a lethal threat to the world’s banana supply. The Sigatoka complex is made up of three fungal diseases — yellow Sigatoka, eumusae leaf spot and black Sigatoka. Of the three, black Sigatoka poses the greatest risk to the 100 million tonnes (about 110 mi... more »

Olympics Latest: Brazilians Act Badly, Once Banned Russian Klishina Begins Competition

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Russia's Darya Klishina prepares for the women's long jump qualification during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 9:35 p.m. In a leap of greater magnitude than mere meters, the lone Russian track and field athlete at the Olympics has begun... more »

It Is a Test, World

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 9 hours ago
The question is, how to make people--especially "experts", and all those who follow them unquestioningly, as though they really were expert--get it into their heads that they are not thinking straight? I cannot, as a hard scientist, take any part of climate science seriously. The very "global temperature" data on which all of it depends is constantly being revised, and always to make the "global warming" more "certain" and more "unprecedented". The systematic, always biased adjustments, and continued, late reformations of the temperature record, tell me and any competent scientist i... more »

What About The Satellites, Brian?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-37091391 Smug TV scientist Brian Cox produced a graph, purportedly showing how global temperatures are rapidly rising, to convince a gullible audience that we are all going to die. Given that he is supposed to be a physicist, with great insights into the universe, it is perhaps slightly surprising […]

Muslims Top U.S. Refugee List, Christians Not Far Behind

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Human rights activists and people from the Muslim community display placards during a demonstration in New York on December 10, 2015 in solidarity for Syrian and Iraqi refugees. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)] The U.S. has received 28,957 Muslim refugees so far in 2016, the single highest influx since 2002, according to an analysis by Pew Research Center. Muslim refugees make up about half of the total refugee population, 46 percent, that has... more »

US Energy Sec Gives Fracking a Thumbs Up

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: A natural gas drill rig near homes in Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are in the background.] Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been good for the planet by sharply reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said Monday. "The increased production of oil and natural gas in the United States has, obviously, been a... more »

Marine Corps Desperately Wants 10 Percent of Force to be Women

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: A Marine with Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, performs mountain climbers during Battalion physical training on Parris Island, S.C., June 15, 2016. Battalion PT is led by the Battalion Commander every month in order to build unit cohesion.] The Marine Corps is launching a major recruiting drive with the goal of making women 10 percent of the force and showing the service is no longer a "good ol' boys club anymore." Why there's a goal at all is... more »

‘Missing Kidney’ Wins Brazil’s First Canoeing Medal

Karl Ritter at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Gold medalist Sebastian Brendel, of Germany, and silver medalist Brazil's Isaquias Queiroz Dos Santos paddle in the men's canoe single 1000m final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- He was scalded at 3, kidnapped two years later, and lost a kidney when he fell from a tree at 10. To say Isaquias Queiroz had a rough start in life would be an understatement.... more »

ISIS Carries Out Chemical Attack On Residential Areas In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
ISIS have carried out a chemical attack on residential areas in Aleppo, northern Syria. Sources in city said on Tuesday that the terrorists fired rounds of mustard gas mortars on a government-controlled neighborhood earlier in the day and that at least 20 people were wounded in the attack. Press TV reports: This was not the first time Daesh used chemicals in its attacks on Aleppo, the sources said, adding that many civilians have suffered from similar poisonous assaults over the past weeks. Aleppo has become the scene of fierce clashes between foreign-backed militants and government... more »

Radical Islam: “I alone can solve.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
Trump has finally found a policy and a speechwriter and a teleprompter with which to try to sell it. It’s been sold as his first major policy speech on one of today’s most serious issues. How does the very un-serious Orange Man do? Let’s go line by line looking for his answers. *Now, a … threat challenges our world: Radical Islamic Terrorism.* A fair start. How will you end that threat, sir? *We will defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism, just as we have defeated every threat we have faced in every age before.* How? *Just as we won the Cold War, in part, by exposing the evils of... more »

Help Request

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Greetings Everyone I hope someone might be able to help me identify the funding source(s) for Japan's "Health Fund for Children and Adults Affected by the Nuclear Incident" led by Fukushima Medical University. I imagine that the Japanese government supports the fund, but I'm interested in identifying which agencies contribute and whether there are international contributors. This is a link to a site describing the Fukushima Health Management Survey: See http://fmu-global.jp/fukushima-health-management-survey/ Dr. Yamashita was the director of the survey research until he was forc...more »

School lunch ideas!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party] New Cohosts!Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. This week we are celebrating our NEW cohosts: Kori at Home, Oh Chic Mom, Practical Mommy, and For the Love of Crust! They join Bloggers Get Social, Sunny Soirees, Mama's Got It Together, and Housewife Eclectic. We all met in the Bloggers Get Social Facebook group, so be sure to join to find collaboration parters or share your posts with our netw... more »

Turkey Seeks Charges Against U.S.-Based Cleric Over Failed Coup

SUZAN FRASER at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: FILE- In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo,a Turkish military officer, center, is escorted by policemen as he leaves a building of the Greek Asylum Service in Athens. Turkey on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 a formal request to Greece for the extradition of eight Turkish officers who fled to the neighboring country after last month's attempted coup. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis, File)] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Prosecutors in western Turkey have demanded a life sentence for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the failed coup, the state-ru... more »

Google Launches GOTV for November

Michael Liedtke at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: This image provided by Google shows on a mobile device a summary box detailing state voting laws at the top of the search results whenever a request indicates a user is looking for the information. Google begins the how to vote feature in Google Search on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, pulling another lever on its influential search engine in an effort to boost voter turnout in November’s U.S. presidential election. (Google via AP)] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is pulling another lever on its influential search engine in an effort to boost voter turnout in November’s U.S. presidenti... more »

‘Sexual Minority Students’ Not Blameless for Drug Use, Drinking, and Sexual Violence

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Troubled Teen Texting Dark Teenager Quirky - 900] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just released a study on the sexual and other behaviors of heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and sexually uncertain high school-aged teens. Non-heterosexual teens reported significantly more drug and alcohol use, bullying and suffering violence,... more »

New York City Settles Fatal Police Shooting Lawsuit for $4M

AP at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: New York Police Department (NYPD) rookie officer Peter Liang (C) arrives at a courtroom in Brooklyn, New York, on January 20, 2016. A trial opens on January 20 of officer Liang who is accused of manslaughter over the death of an unarmed black man. Akai Gurley was 28 years old when he was fatally shot in a dimly lit stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project on November 20, 2014.Gurley's death was one of a string of shootings by police of black men under questionable circumstances, which sparked angry and at times violent protests across America in 2014 and 2015. / AFP / JEWEL SA... more »

How Horrible Will Hillary Be As President (Aside From Not As Horrible As Señor Trumpanzee)?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Towards the end of January, Elizabeth Warren penned an OpEd for the *NY Times* dealing with why corporate criminals routinely escape meaningful prosecution for their misconduct, coming to the conclusion that "weak enforcement by federal agencies is about the people at the top." In a single year, in case after case, across many sectors of the economy, federal agencies caught big companies breaking the law-- defrauding taxpayers, covering up deadly safety problems, even precipitating the financial collapse in 2008-- and let them off the hook with barely a slap on the wrist. Often, ... more »

CDC: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Teens More Likely to be Bullied, Engage in Risky Behavior, be in Abusive Relationships

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: sexual abuse child abuse__1441713702_70.119.142.63] A federal study has found that teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) face more bullying and engage in more unsafe behavior such as sex, drug use, and use of alcohol when compared to heterosexual counterparts. Same-sex attracted... more »

Problems at the Phoenix VA: Not Everything is What it Seems

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Problems at the Phoenix VA: Not Everything is What it Seems] The Veterans Administration has been under fire for inadequate care of veterans in its hospitals. The Phoenix VA hospital in particular has been plagued by complaints. Veterans may have died due to delays in care. The facility admitted that several... more »

US "Colour Revolution" Haunts Cambodia

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*August 16, 2016* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Washington's friends in Southeast Asia, with only a few exceptions, have had a difficult time in recent years. Their favourite billionaire-politician Thaksin Shinawatra has been repeatedly ousted from politics in Thailand, Anwar Ibrahim now resides in jail in Malaysia and prospective friends in The Philippines and Indonesia appear more interested in doing business, or at least in smoothing over relations with Beijing, than investing too deeply in Washington's various and risky regional projects. *Washington's Man (Sometimes) in Phnom Penh* ... more »

Should systematic reviewers report suspected misconduct?

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Authors of systematic review articles sometimes overlook misconduct and conflicts of interest present in the research they are analyzing, according to a recent study published in BMJ Open. During the study, researchers reviewed 118 systematic reviews published in 2013 in four high-profile medical journals — Annals of Internal Medicine, the British Medical Journal, The Journal of the American […] The post Should systematic reviewers report suspected misconduct? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Who lost Syria

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Did it really happen this way, all I can say is see Operation Swordfish and countless others history. There is a really good chance out of the Kaos to make a permanent peace in the middle east. It means a Kurdistian, a Palistine state and Turkey, Iran, Russia and America seeing eye to eye.

Gummer Has Grossly Underestimated The Cost Of The Climate Change Act

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://documents.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Sectoral-scenarios-for-the-fifth-carbon-budget-Committee-on-Climate-Change.pdf As part of their Fifth Carbon Budget, the Committee on Climate Change calculated how much their proposals would cost, which would then need funding by the Levy Control Framework. (The LCF in principle caps the costs that can be passed onto consumers as a result of government policies). […]

Ex-Obama Intelligence Adviser Says 'Prolonged, Destructive' United States, China War Possible

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
YouTube *ABC News Online*:* 'Prolonged, destructive' United States, China war possible, ex-Obama intelligence adviser says* United States President Barack Obama's former chief intelligence adviser has warned a war between the US and China would be long, destructive and could erupt if regional disputes already underway overheat. David Gompert sent the warning to policy makers in a Rand Corporation report commissioned by the US Army. "War between the United States and China could be so ruinous for both countries, for East Asia, and for the world that it might seem unthinkable," Mr ... more »

U.S. Army Trip On Visit To China To Reassure Beijing On Missile Defense

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, left, and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Gen. Li Zuocheng, right, salute during a welcome ceremony at the Bayi Building in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbein/Pool *Reuters:* *U.S. lobbies China again on missile defense system* A decision by the United States and South Korea to deploy an advanced anti-missile defense system is aimed at defending against North Korea's missile threat and does not threaten China, a senior U.S. officer said in Beijing on Tuesday. The United States has repeatedly tried to rebuff ... more »

For The First Time Russian Bombers Use Iranian Air Base For Strikes In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Russia, for First Time, Uses Iranian Base for Syria Campaign* MOSCOW — Russian bombers launched attacks in Syria from an Iranian air base for the first time on Tuesday, potentially altering the political and military equation in the Middle East. Long-range Tupolev-22M3 bombers, which would otherwise have to fly from Russia, used an Iranian base near Hamadan to hit a series of targets inside Syria, according to a brief statement from the Russian Defense Ministry. The agreement to let Russia use the base significantly deepens the country’s military role in the re... more »

Report: US Nuclear Weapons In Turkey Are At Risk Of Seizure By Terrorists Or Hostile Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
File photo of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter jets are pictured at Incirlik airbase in Adana. Reuters *IBTimes:* *50 US nuclear weapons at Turkish base near Syrian border at risk of being stolen by terrorists* A Washington think-tank has said amid growing security instability in Turkey that US nukes may be at risk. Fifty US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish airbase at Incirlik are at risk of being stolen by terrorists, a Washington-based think-tank has said in the wake of Turkey's attempted coup in July. The report has claimed that the dozens of nuclear weapons held s... more »

Did Someone Hack The NSA?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Foreign Policy*:* ‘Shadow Brokers’ Claim to be Selling NSA Malware, in What Could Be Historic Hack* Programs posted online allow espionage on network devices. A mysterious online group calling itself “The Shadow Brokers” is claiming to have penetrated the National Security Agency, stolen some of its malware, and is auctioning off the files to the highest bidder. The authenticity of the files cannot be confirmed but appear to be legitimate, according to security researchers who have studied their content. Their release comes on the heels of a series of disclosures of emails and do... more »

White House Orders The Release Of Fifteen Guantanamo Bay Detainees To United Arab Emirates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *US transfers 15 Guantánamo detainees in largest single release under Obama* Only 61 detainees remain at US facility after transfer made in final months of Obama’s presidency, a move to be announced by Pentagon later on Monday. The largest single transfer of Guantánamo Bay detainees of Barack Obama’s presidency was announced on Monday, as 15 long-held men departed the infamous detention center. The transfer, officially announced by the Pentagon on Monday evening, brings the Guantánamo detainee population down to 61. *Read more* .... *More News On The White House ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Miller dives over line to deny Felix in 400m https://t.co/Ip6y1x95OY pic.twitter.com/e2ciy0dMsP — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 16, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Koolendong Aim* Marines attack an objective during a live-fire range movement as part of Exercise Koolendong 16 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, Aug. 10, 2016. The Marines are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Anderson

Aetna to Slash Obamacare Participation From 15 States to 4 in 2017

TOM MURPHY at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for Aetna Inc., at the company headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Aetna will become the latest health insurer to chop its participation in the Affordable Care Act’s public exchanges when it trims its presence to four states for 2017, from 15 this year. The nation’s third-largest insurer said late Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, that a second-quarter pre-tax loss of $200 million from its individual insurance coverage helped it decide to limit exposure to the exchanges, which also have generated losses for UnitedHealth ... more »

Newt Gingrich on Milwaukee and Trump's Foreign Policy Speech...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*“this was truly a historic speech."* “[Trump] did just a remarkable job, in my judgment, of identifying the enemy, describing accurately how big the problem is,” Gingrich said. “This is in some ways is the most important foreign policy speech since Ronald Reagan in that it really does set the stage for a debate about what’s threatening us and what we should do about it and I think the contrast between what he did — what Donald Trump did and what Hillary Clinton is couldn’t be clearer. This is a Grand Canyon-wide chasm of two totally different world views.” “Now, he took what may b... more »

Cold summer, mushrooms, Czech wine, \(17\MeV\) boson

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Central Europe is experiencing one of the coldest Augusts in recent memory. (For example, Czechia's top and oldest weather station in Prague-Klementinum broke the record cold high for August 11th, previously from 1869.) But it's been great for mushroom pickers. When you spend just an hour in the forest, you may find dozens of mushrooms similar to this one-foot-in-diameter bay bolete (Czech: hřib hnědý [brown], Pilsner Czech: podubák). I don't claim that we broke the Czech record today. Also, the New York Times ran a story on the Moravian (Southeastern Czechia's) wine featuring an ... more »

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 5

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Below is next installment from *Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "No Excuses" Teaching*. Please share widely. *Chapter 5* *KIPP and the Teaching Profession* *. . . our teachers have normal lives, and many have families and children. --*Richard Barth, KIPP CEO (Philanthropy News Digest, 2009) The KIPP Foundation has no requirements for professional preparation, and certification requirements are governed by the state charter school statutes where each of the 183 KIPP schools is located. While a few KIPP advertisements state a preference for teaching credentials, no ads could be... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* An unbearable heat wave plaguing New Yorkers may also be causing roaches to fly No roaches so far in this apartment but after a delivery from Whole Foods, there were a couple of tiny grains of pepper scurrying around. Police respond to reports of gunfire at New York's JFK airport George Soros Hacked, Over 2,500 Internal Docs Released Online 'Shots' Fired At JFK "Could Have Been Clapping For Olympics" Officials Say New York Uses Record Electricity As City Melts Under Unprecedented Heatwave Fact Or Fiction? Obama Clears 2,000 Square Miles Of U.S. Airspace For New Fr... more »

Why Not Try Socialism?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
The NDP is having a really hard time these days. They don't seem to know who they are -- and Canadians don't know who they are either. Rick Salutin writes that perhaps its time for the party to return to its roots -- not because returning to the past is a good idea, but because socialism is making a comeback: Maybe it’s time to go back to Coke Classic, by which I mean socialism. I don’t say this out of nostalgia, it’s sheer opportunism based on empirical evidence. Because, consider the recent, shocking revival of the term: Bernie. He says he’s a democratic socialist and always wa... more »

Black Police Recruit Hopes to Shatter Perceptions

AMANDA LEE MYERS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Police Shootings Blac_perr__1471353505_71.164.139.145] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Renata Phillip was 11 years into a satisfying teaching career when she shocked her friends and family last August by deciding to make a drastic career change: become a police officer. Her decision came amid growing... more »

Pennsylvania Attorney General Convicted of Perjury and Leaking Criminal File

MARYCLAIRE DALE at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's defense team headed by Gerald Shargel, third left, speaks to the press after the verdict in Norristown, Pa., Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Kane showed little emotion as the jury convicted her late Monday of all nine counts, including two felony perjury counts. (Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)] NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania’s attorney general is expected to address her job status within days after she was convicted of leaking secret criminal files and then lying about it. Kathleen Kane showed little emotion as the ... more »

Researcher in Brazil earns 12th retraction for recycling text and figures

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A scientist in Brazil has gained his twelfth retraction for reusing text and figures from previously published papers. In 2011, Elsevier announced that it would retract 11 papers by Claudio Airoldi, a researcher at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil. Subsequently, he was suspended for 45 days, and his co-author on the 11 […] The post Researcher in Brazil earns 12th retraction for recycling text and figures appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Free Printable Binder Covers (4 Different Designs)

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. **#**CreateWithHP * *#CollectiveBias* We are officially in the single digit count down for back to school. My older daughter is both excited and nervous for the first day of 2nd grade and my younger sister is looking forward to her first day of 8th grade. My sister quickly found out last year that keeping yourself organized is way harder when you have eight teachers instead of just one. She often came home frustrated and disorganized last year and we are trying to make sure we... more »

15 Gitmo Prisoners Released; Record Under Obama

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 1200px-Captive_being_escorted_for_medical_care,_December_2007] The Pentagon announced the transfer of 15 prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center Monday. The release is the single largest during President Barack Obama's time in the White House. Twelve Yemeni nationals and three Afghans have been sent to the... more »

51 Illinois Families Ask Court to Suspend School’s Bathroom, Locker Room Policy

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Row of shower stalls in an athletic facility.] Adding to the handful of lawsuits involving transgender students across the country, lawyers representing a group of 51 families in a Chicago suburb asked a federal judge to temporarily suspend a school policy that grants a transgender student access to... more »

Milwaukee Police Chief Surprised by Riots After Police Shooting

TODD RICHMOND at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Officer Invol_perr__1471351235_71.164.139.145] MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Following a night of violence that left half a dozen businesses in flames, the Milwaukee police chief expressed surprise at the level of unrest that erupted after the fatal shooting of a black man by a black... more »

U.S. Army Chief Visits China Amid Missile System Tensions

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: China US_perr__1471351770_71.164.139.145] BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. Army chief of staff told Chinese officials during a visit Tuesday that China should not feel threatened by American ally South Korea’s decision to deploy a powerful U.S. missile defense system. Gen. Mark A. Milley... more »

Does Anyone Think Señor Trumpanzee Could Pass A Naturalization Test Without Cheating?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
In his darkly dismal and negative-- albeit low energy-- foreign policy speech in Youngstown yesterday, Trump was hawking some kind of an ideological test for immigrants and even would-be visitors to the U.S. Even before he spoke, the Associated Press reported that the prepared text distributed by the Trump campaign calls for the creation of "a new, ideological test for admission to the country that would assess a candidate's stances on issues like religious freedom, gender equality and gay rights. Through questionnaires, searching social media, interviewing friends and family or ... more »

Louisiana: Flood Danger Persists, Body Pulled From Waters

[image: APTOPIX Deep South We_perr__1471345947_71.164.139.145] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- As waters begin to recede in parts of Louisiana’s capital city, some residents struggled to return to flood-damaged homes on foot, in cars and by boat. But though the rain had mostly stopped, new places... more »

U.S. Deploys Heavy Bombers to Guam in Unprecedented Move; China, North Korea Outraged

Ryan Pickrell at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 1200px-B-1B_over_the_pacific_ocean] For the first time ever, the U.S. is deploying three different types of heavy bombers to Guam. These deployments are likely in response to alleged Chinese and North Korean provocations, and both countries have expressed outrage and anxiety over the... more »

Trump Rejects Nation-Building in Radical Departure From Bush

ROBERT BURNS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr (5)__1471348192_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says that as president he would end “our current strategy of nation-building and regime change” because they don’t work. His dislike for nation-building is shared by many, including none other than the target of his... more »

Physicists May Have Discovered The 5th Fundamental Force Of Nature

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Scientists have confirmed that they may have just discovered the fifth fundamental force of nature. The potential discovery of a previously-unknown subatomic particle looks set to bring the elusive dark matter into the mix. UCI professor of physics & astronomy Jonathan Feng said: “If confirmed by further experiments, this discovery of a possible fifth force would completely change our understanding of the universe” RT reports: The discovery centers on a new type of boson that possesses characteristics previously unseen in particles. Furthermore, its existence casts doubt upon whethe... more »

Man Charged in Slaying of NYC Imam, Friend; Motive Unclear

JAKE PEARSON & EZRA KAPLAN at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Imam Shot_perr__1471345234_71.164.139.145] NEW YORK (AP) -- A man suspected of gunning down an imam and his friend as they left a New York City mosque was arrested and charged with murder late Monday night, said police, who have not yet released a... more »

Christian College Sues Obama Administration Over Sex Assault Rules

Blake Neff at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: 3184741565_60f90abf4c_b] A Christian college in Oklahoma is the first school in the U.S. to sue the Obama administration over its five-year-old policy controlling how schools police sexual assault. According to a suit filed by Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU), an evangelical school with about... more »

Finding Evil at the Thrift Store, Because Americans Don’t Know About Red China

David Mills at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Red Army Cap Star Soviet - 900] There it was, on the hat rack at the thrift store, the Red Army cap, symbol of a Communist tyranny. One of the most cruel and murderous regimes in human history, turned into cute headwear for Americans. Some business thought... more »

Who Founded ISIS? Millions of Muslims Think Muhammad Did.

John Zmirak at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: ISIS terrorist] Donald Trump exasperated journalists when he spoke hyperbolically about President Obama as the "founder" of the jihadist organization called ISIS. It is hard to tell, behind all the dodging and weaving and sarcasm, what Trump was actually saying: That Obama’s... more »

Government Doesn’t Create Private-sector Jobs, Businesses Do.

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Antique Books in Library - 900] While we shouldn’t live in the past, we can certainly learn from it. We are not the first humans to walk the Earth and yet too many, especially the young, suffer from the conceit that history is just a boring... more »

The Perfect G.O.P. Nominee

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
New York Times Sunday Review By Maureen Dowd WASHINGTON — SPEAKING of crazy … All these woebegone Republicans whining that they can’t rally behind their flawed candidate is crazy. The G.O.P. angst, the gnashing and wailing and searching for last-minute substitutes and exit strategies, is getting old. They already have a 1-percenter who will be totally fine in the Oval Office, someone they can trust to help Wall Street, boost the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, cuddle with hedge funds, secure the trade deals beloved by corporate America, seek guidance from Henry Kissinger and hawk it ... more »

Total Opposition to THAAD in Seongju

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
The local Seongju TV reports 908 people shaved their heads as an expression of opposition to the THAAD, in a park of Seongju, Kyungsang province of Korea. Remembering the day of August 15, the 71th anniversary day of Korea's liberation from Japanese colonization, the original plan was to have 815 people. But more than 900 people volunteered for shaving hairs. Not only men but women, too. It is told to be a record that such numbers of people got shaved in a same spot and day. The blue is a symbolic color of anti-THAAD protest in Seongju which has 45,000 population. In Korea to sh... more »

It's Called Genocide

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Little to no access to water, food, electricity, sanitation, proper healthcare – these are just some of the things that have resulted from the Israeli siege of Gaza. And Dr. Mads Gilbert has got something to say about it.

Last Day in Korea

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Our last day in Seoul began with Will Griffin and I participating in a debriefing meeting this morning along with the large Japanese delegation. During that meeting I passed out Keep Space for Peace Week posters and flyers (October 1-8) and invited Korean and Japanese participation in the event. My words had to first be translated into Korean and then Japanese as you see in the above clip. Then Will and I joined a 15-person protest next to the US Embassy in Seoul during the lunch hour and it was interesting to watch the reactions of embassy personnel read our Veterans For Peace... more »

More Photos from Seoul Events

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
*Just arrived at the US military base Yongsan in downtown Seoul yesterday for rally and march near the base gates. This THAAD prop was later set on fire by the protesters and the police immediately came and extinguished it which created a toxic cloud that was not fun to breathe. (CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A BETTER VIEW)* *As we marched by the US base a long line of police stood on one side of the road for as far as the eye could see. Some even stood on top of the long rows of police buses parked on the opposite side of the street. * *I think most of the police were relieved that n... more »

Hillarium Cynicism (Dwarfing Hillary) - Forget About It!  (Rigged System Not to Be Acknowledged) Clinton Enables GOP? (Perkins Coie Wikileaked: DNC Death Mystery Deepens (Or Not))  Big Banks/Insurance Send Scary Signals  (The Obama Jig Testimony)  Hillary/Obama Branding Lets Wall Street Walk

Yes, this argument has been made here since, what? . . . seems like forever. (I've got a crush on this guy. He's soooo much smarter than the average bear.) With Trump Certain to Lose, You Can Forget About a Progressive Clinton Lies. Lies. And more lies? Not from Corey Robin: I’ve been saying that one of the problems with the “Trump is like no Republican we’ve ever seen before” line is that

More Than a Woman

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
Music Mash up of Aaliyah Our Lady of Sorrows, Mystery and Secrets. She was a vision of graceful induction to Occult Science Symbolism Esoteric Ancient Egyptian Kabbalah Biblical Lessons and Meanings. Each part is just a short clip of visual gestures displaying lessons, initiating and engaging. Clips from her movies tie right in with her overall esoteric knowledge to be gained to her people. DMX's song from Romeo Must Die ties his teachings in the Lessons to Learn for his NI-XX-ERS. She was known to be bright and intelligent. She got a 4.0 in High School. She was articulate, clea... more »

Sara Flounders on the 4th Hospital hit in Yemen

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 19 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Five reasons why Yemen matters now more than ever" By Jacqueline Lopour, OpenCanada.org, May 5, 2016:* The journey from the Horn of Africa to Europe is dangerous but well-traveled. Migrants must first make their way over 1,500 kilometres to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. There, they link up with traffickers, pack into overcrowded trucks, and make the multi-day journey across the scorching Sahara desert into Libya. In war-torn Libya, migrants and refugees can sometimes wait for months until they secure passage across the Mediterranean on rickety, overloaded boat... more »

California School District Reverses Position; Will Allow Student to Share Bible Verses

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: boy and bible - 900] Palmdale School District in California has reversed its stance on allowing one of its students to share Bible verses with other students, Liberty Counsel reported Monday. A Desert Rose Elementary school student will now be allowed to share Bible verses... more »

Why Do People Still Donate to Universities?

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Yale University, photographed in a reflection.] There was rare good news this month. On August 4, The New York Times published a front-page article headlined, “College Students Protest, Alumni’s Fondness Fades and Checks Shrink.” According to The Times, some college alumni are awakening to the fact... more »

August Hiatus Time

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
*Some of this would be nice...* Well, I am crash-dieting on beer and fatty pork this weekend, to experience the restorative powers of the food of the gods. So I won't be blogging until Monday the 22nd. Enjoy a few links to tide you over... - *DON'T MISS*: Jeff Kingston's piece in Japan Times on transitional justice in Taiwan - *PUH-LEASE*: Otherwise decent article in NYTimes says that the Kenya deportations were to put pressure on Tsai. What does it take? Both TIME and myself in The Diplomat have already pointed out that the unnamed "analysts" who claim that this ... more »

Malcolm Roberts and ABC's QandA

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 19 hours ago
*Anthony Cox* Malcolm Roberts and Q & A The recently elected senator, Malcolm Roberts was invited onto Q & A. Q & A is the ABC’s premier current affairs program. Like the rest of the ABC it is implacably pro alarmist. So at first blush having a declared sceptic on this program would seem to indicate some balance by the ABC. Unfortunately, this was not so. On the rest of the panel were 4 devout alarmists. Linda Burney clearly was out of her depth and contented herself with scorning and insulting Malcolm Roberts. Lily Serna, the described mathematician, gushed and fluttered her eyes ...more »

Russian Long-Range Bombers Strike ISIS From Iranian Airfield

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Russian long range-bombers have delivered their first airstrikes on terrorist targets in Syria operating from an airbase in Iran. The Tu-22M3 bombers took off from Hamadan Airfield to attack ISIS and Al-Nusra Front facilities in Aleppo, Deir-ez-Zor and Idlib. Moscow and Tehran have signed a military agreement allowing Russian aircraft to station at the Hamadan Airport in western Iran. RT reports: The strikes have eliminated five major terrorist weapons depots and training compounds in the area as well as three command posts and a big number of terrorists, the Russian Defense Minist... more »

Pokemon Go Permanently Bans Cheats, Goes After Bots

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Mobile game developer Niantic is taking tough action against cheaters using their popular Pokemon Go app. The company is issuing lifetime bans to cheats and pursuing legal action against Pokemon Go bot developers. Click Online reports: That’s the new rule of law being handed down by developers Niantic as they seek to even the playing field and make their game a fair experience for all. If you are found to be in breach of any part of the terms of service for the game you could find yourself unable to play. You can read the full terms of service over here but the methods that can lead ... more »

WikiLeaks Reveals Rothschild Billion Dollar Money Laundering Plot

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A newly discovered Wikileaks cable shows that the Rothschilds were involved in a billion dollar money laundering scheme in Africa. The classified cable from the Public Library of US Diplomacy published by WikiLeaks exposes Rothschild Bank “advising” a “secret and corrupt” billion dollar transaction in order to create a “massive money laundering scheme” in Senegal and crash the struggling nation’s economy. The secretive Rothchilds are rarely in the news and never publicly rebuked by governments, however the classified cable discovered by Your News Wire reveals that a US diplomatic of...more »

Bettie Page

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 22 hours ago
The Notorious Bettie Page Movie

Photo Native Women Storm Pipeline, Shut Down Construction

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Top photos by Unicorn Riot: Tribal women storm, lead others past security perimeter, shut down construction site. Photos below courtesy photos from the frontline.#NoDAPL . From the resistance, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016: "Natives broke through and flanked workers and gained ground quick, took the hill where private security sits. Workers fled as natives surrounded machinery and

Media Fraud at Indian Country Today

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Paid staff at Indian Country Today making money from stolen work of sacrificing, unpaid writers By Brenda Norrell Censored News Publisher Indian Country Today's reporter/editor has plagiarized her entire article on the Dakota Access Pipeline protest. If reporters are getting a paycheck to cover an action, then they should be present. I've never seen this reporter present on a news story

Chef Boyardee Rollback in Time for Back to School

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #**SaveOnChef **#CollectiveBias* With the back to school season approaching, my family is looking for easy weeknight meal solutions. By spending less time in the kitchen, we can enjoy other after-school activities together. Now through August 29, 2016, each 14.5 to 15 ounce can of Chef Boyardee is on Rollback at Walmart for only $0.80! Purchase five cans for $4 in a variety of flavors that include: Mini Ravioli, Beefaroni, and Spaghetti and Meatballs. You can enjoy a week’s w... more »

Fukushima Daiichi August 16, 2016

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 23 hours ago

DC Leaks Expose George Soros Manipulating Elections

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Notorious globalist billionaire George Soros has been exposed manipulating European elections in a massive new leak of hacked documents from his raft of organizations, predominantly Open Society Foundations. The new leak, published by the mysterious website DC Leaks, reveals over 2,500 documents from international Soros groups, and expose work plans, strategies, and election reports, as well as migration and asylum in Europe. . @sn0wba111 @CapuPatriote Full list of Soros NGOs manipulating elections in all EU member states. #SorosLeak #Soros https://t.co/h5qWX6eZCi — ⚓ Cain Raiser (@...more »

The Intellectual Conceit of IQ Ideology

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*The fetid end of the political spectrum is rising up to support statism in the name of protecting IQ – on the basis, say the fetid-swamp warriors, that the “low IQs” will only destroy the culture and are too dumb to deserve freedom anyway.* *Vile enough, but does their chosen proxy even merit serious consideration? No, says Jeffrey Tucker in this guest post.* ------------------------------ The cultural fascination with the idea of an “intelligence quotient” or IQ seems to be experiencing a resurgence. Relentless testing is a feature of schooling and school admissions, and test... more »

The Bombast Of Monsieur Trumpanzeè Turns A Large Republican-Leaning Group Against The GOP-- Pinoy Power!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
There are over 3 and a half million Flipino-Americans (Pinoy) living in the country, some of whom are descended from immigrants who started coming in significant numbers in the 1700s. Filipinos are the second largest Asian-American group, after Chinese-Americans. Though a plurality of Filipinos consider themselves independents (45%)-- slightly more identify and Republicans than Democrats-- Filipinos are generally socially-conservative and have tended to vote Republican. They voted for Bush in landslide numbers and it wasn't until Obama's 2008 race that that started turning around.... more »

UPDATE: US Nukes at Incirlik - Just Do The Right Thing!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATE: August 16, 2016* PressTV has an analysis of the Incirlik situation by US geopolitical analyst Scott Bennett in which he reiterates the information already known about the electricity being shut off (no mention of it being restored) and the stored nuclear arsenal. *US Soldiers Loading Bombs at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey* *file photo courtesy RT* First, a little update on my experience so far with my new laptop and Windows 10. After two weeks of using it I can say that the only good thing about having Windows 10 is that I am no longer harassed to GET Windows 10. No more ... more »

‘Act of God’: Ruinous Flooding Catches Louisiana Off Guard

Michael Kunzelman, Melinda Deslatte & Rebecca Santana at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Motorists try to navigate deep water flowing over a road in Walker, La., Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Although some flood waters have receded roads continue to be difficult to pass with private vehicles.] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- An act of God is how some are describing it, a catastrophic 48-hour torrent of rain that sent thousands of people in Louisiana scrambling for safety and left many wondering how a region accustomed to... more »

What Aristotle could teach central bankers

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: 4causes] Ideas are what moves the world. The biggest and most benevolent influence on the west are the ideas inherited from ancient Greco-Roman thinkers. The greatest of all these was Aristotle. What we think of today as common sense is, while not so common as we’d like it to be, largely the spread and influence over the last two millennia of Aristotle’s thinking on fundamentals. If we want to know something, *really* know something – know it *right down to the root – *then, said Aristotle, we must know the *causes* of that thing. Causes? Why the plural? Because *all ... more »

So who’s the American idiot here?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: 14054236_1039564139475239_5207627092739282144_n] [Pic by Minarchyball. Hat tip Monica B.] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

State Dept. Wants to Review FBI’s Notes on Clinton Before Congress

Michael Biesecker & Matthew Lee at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to Vice President Joe Biden speak during a campaign event Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Scranton, Pa.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department wants a chance to review notes and other materials from the FBI’s probe of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s email use before any documents are provided to Congress, a spokeswoman said Monday. House Republicans are... more »

Communist Group Members in Milwaukee to ‘Support Revolution’

Kyle Potter at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: People protest and block traffic in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday evening and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim during a second night of unrest over the police shooting of a black man, but there was no repeat of widespread destruction of property.] A Chicago-based communist revolutionary group blamed by Milwaukee’s police chief for stoking a second day of violence said that some of its members did go there to “support a revolution” but didn’t set out to cause trouble. Police chie... more »

Anti-IP advocates fail again to understand IP

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Surprisingy, the European Union is amending its copyright laws to *strengthen* them – better protecting the intellectual property of creators. This is good news. *According to David Woods, a British lawyer, the EU’s changes aligned its copyright laws with those governing literature and music, providing uniform legal protections for all products of creative labors. Further, as **Mr. Woods properly points out* *, “[t]he intent of the change to the legislation is to stop ‘exact’ copies of existing industrially designed artistic works”—a measure that he predicts will result in the ... more »

“When we discuss energy in public, let’s stop using the misleading word capacity, certainly when it comes to unreliables.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
It really is the age of "green-energy" hype. Hype without any serious substance. Greens call them “renewables” but, says Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress: a better term for so-called “renewable energy” he argues is “unreliable energy.” We hear nonetheless of new “renewable energy” plants commissioned, falling prices in the sector, new evidence “smart people” are seeing the possibilities of renewables, and new possibilities on the horizon for solar, for wind, for making energy out of everything from banana skins to hemp. Here’s an example *"In the last ... more »

Women Burn Burkas, Celebrating Liberation of Manbij form ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The best photo from the war in Syria so far.* The way current trends are going it won't be surprising at all that 20-30 years from now more women will be in burkas and hijabs in Europe and North America than in the Middle East and Africa, including in places like Saudi Arabia and Iran where it is currently mandatory for women to wear Islamic dress. The women of these countries are sick of this suffocating clothing, especially when it is forced on them by terrorist groups like ISIS or by paternalistic clerics. *Video Title: Women Burn Burkas, Celebrating Liberation of Manbij form ... more »

Secret Service Confirm Hillary Is Sick

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "Hillary Clinton Medical Records Leaked: Fact or Fiction?" By Charisse Van Horn, Inquisitr, August 15, 2016:* According to a new Rasmussen poll, people want Hillary Clinton to release her medical records. Some people are so convinced that Hillary Clinton is sick and dying, they’re using the hashtag #illary Clinton instead of Hillary. At this point, it might be the best way to quiet the rumors and stop the questions. Hillary Clinton has been seen in positions that make her appear old and weak. Is she really coughing nonstop? Is she suffering from a chronic cough o... more »

Stupid And Heartless Saudis Bomb Doctors Without Borders Hospital In Yemen

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*U.S. and UK generals, as well as U.N officials, should inform the stupid Saudis that killing students and doctors is not the way to win a war. * *An excerpt from, "Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Yemen Kills at Least 15" By Shuaib Almosawa and Rod Nordland, New York Times, August 15, 2016: * At least 15 people were killed on Monday in northern Yemen when warplanes bombed a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders, according to hospital and local health ministry officials. The airstrike hit Abs Hospital in Yemen’s northern Hajjah Province, and three Yemeni staf... more »

Although Good At Playing One, Mr. Trumpanzee Is No Fool-- His Appeal

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
As we mentioned a few days ago, the American Psychiatric Association is telling it's members it isn't ethical to tell voters that Trump is mentally ill-- many say dangerously so-- without examining him personally and then getting his permission to release the findings. Fortunately, earlier this month, our own resident *DWT* practicing psychologist explained how she feels her duty to America is more important than a nonexistent duty to the APA and has shared her thoughts on why she's certain Trump is afflicted with severe narcissistic personality disorder. Friday, psychoanalyst Thom... more »

GOP To Charge Hillary Clinton With Perjury

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The GOP are preparing to file perjury charges against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for alleged misstatements made under oath. Two leading House Republicans laid out detailed plans to enable the Justice Department to launch a criminal probe into Clinton, saying they believe she lied to Congress about her email set-up when she was Secretary of State. Thehill.com reports: In at least four separate occasions during a marathon appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, the lawmakers alleged, the former secretary’s claims were at odds with what the FBI h...more »

University of California: There Is No Chemtrails Conspiracy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new study by the University of California Irvine has apparently debunked the “chemtrails conspiracy” once and for all. According to the Carnegie Science Center, there is no evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program by the government. Activistpost.com reports: The study, Quantifying expert consensus against the existence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program, was published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. We find broad scientific consensus against the existence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program. Our goal is not ... more »

Flight Attendant Admits Routinely Spraying Passengers With Pesticides

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A video has surfaced showing a flight attendant spraying toxic pesticides in the cabin of an aircraft while passengers were on board. The video, discovered by natural health healer Jonathan Landman, shows how airline officials routinely spray pesticides in aircraft as part of a process called “disinsection“. Naturalblaze.com reports: In a video Landsman posted on RiseEarth, it showed a flight attendant of an airline disinsecting the cabin of an aircraft while passengers were on board. A passenger then began filming the attendant as she sprayed. When the attendant realized she was be... more »

London ‘Thought Police’ Unit To Target Online Trolls

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The London Mayor’s Office has se-up an Orwellian-style “thought police” unit in order to tackle online trolls and Internet hate speech. The £1.7 million “online hate crime hub” unit, funded by the tax payer, is expected to run for two-years in order to help London police officers identify suspects who have said nasty things online. Rt.com reports: The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) came up with the idea due to the “increasing role that online hate played in targeting individuals and communities.” Disguised under a “veil of anonymity” on social media, online abusers a... more »

Pro-Democracy Activist Captured By NSA In World’s First PRISM Raid

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The NSA have confirmed their first ever capture of a pro-democracy target under the controversial surveillance operation, PRISM. It has been three years since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed light on the PRISM operation when he leaked a trove of documents outlining the U.S. government’s various methods for spying on American citizens. PRISM was explained as a clandestine surveillance operation under which the United States National Security Agency (NSA) collects internet communications from at least nine major US internet companies. Tony Fullman of New Zealand appears to be t...more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Federal government agrees to assist Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards says 20,000 rescued in historic flooding ~Advocate * [image: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/weather_traffic/article_884f14b4-62fb-11e6-9903-ab3ee4711175.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share] Hat tweet @jwilliamsNOLA Ways to help flood victims in Baton Rouge, elsewhere across Louisiana via @theadvocatebr*~Interactive map: See Baton Rouge areas hit hardest by historic flooding over the weekend* *~Hat Tweet~ **Gov John Bel Edwards* ‏*@LouisianaGov* If your parish is not curren... more »

Stimson Center Report: ISIS May Steal US Nuclear Bombs In Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
US think tank The Stimson Center have warned that US nuclear weapons in Turkey are at high risk of being stolen by ISIS militants. In a report titled “B61 Life Extension Program: Costs and Policy Considerations,” the group urge Washington to withdraw its nuclear bombs from bases in foreign nations, in particular Turkey. Zerohedge.com reports: As a reminder, in the aftermath of the July 15 failed coup, Turkish authorities blocked the Incirlik base off completely, cutting the facility’s electric power and prohibiting any aircraft from flying in or out of the airfield. “The continued ... more »

ISIS Claim To Have Captured U.S. Military Commander In Afghanistan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
ISIS claim to have killed a U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, according to their news service Amaq. The Islamic State say they assassinated a top U.S. army commander using an explosive device which also killed two Afghan officers. Breitbart.com reports: The claim was reported Monday morning by the UK Daily Mirror, which provided no further details. Amaq’s statement was also noted by the SITE Intelligence Group: #ISIS 'Amaq reports fighters in #Kabul killed a U.S. military commander and two Afghan officers with an IED #Afghanistan — SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) August 15...more »

Public New Jersey College Creates Drug-Free Housing, 1 Person Signs Up

Craig Boudreau at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: The College of New Jersey's Lion's House dormitories.] The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) created a substance-free dorm for recovering addicts, but only one person has signed up to live there. Substance-free living at colleges is becoming more common across the country, in large part due to the growing opioid... more »

Legalise it?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
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Police Taser Aston Villa Footballer Dailan Atkinson To Death

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson has died after being tasered to death by UK police near his father’s home in Telford. Atkinson was hit with 50,000 volts of electricity at 1.30am on Monday after officer responded to reports of concerns for a person’s safety. He was pronounced dead just 90 minutes later. Theguardian.com reports: The incident was automatically referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) because it involved a death caused by police officers. West Mercia police said it was assisting the IPCC and was unable to comment further. The IPCC c... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor*: I am on vacation right now .... so blogging is light. Regular blogging will return on Monday, August 22, 2016.

Do We Need A New Grand Bargain With Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*James Stavridis, Time*: *We Need a New Grand Bargain With Russia* Admiral Stavridis was the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and is Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University *Here’s a 4-point plan* As we contemplate the lazy days of late August, we need to bear in mind that a reckoning is coming sooner rather than later in Western relations with the Russian Federation. It is easy to feel the slow burn in Moscow watching the Olympics unfold with so many Russian athletes justifiably barred from the competition. Russia also feels intense frustration o... more »

Russian Media Wants Donald Trump To Win The U.S. Presidential Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Times: **Donald Trump winning over Russians, Moscow-run media in U.S. presidential race* *Donald Trump says he wants a better U.S. relationship with Russia, and the state-controlled media in Russia are rooting for him, too.* Although most Russians aren’t paying close attention to the U.S. presidential election, the majority of those who are following the campaign favor Mr. Trump, the GOP nominee, with their views shaped by positive portrayals in Russian media. As a result, they view Mr. Trump as a maverick, and they don’t like his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, who’... more »

Russian Defense Minister Hints On A U.S. - Russia Alliance To Battle Militants For The Syrian City Of Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Russia says close to joint military action with U.S. in Aleppo: agencies* Russia and the United States are close to starting joint military action against militants in Syria's Aleppo, Russian news agencies on Monday quoted Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying. Fighting for control of the divided city of some 2 million people has intensified in recent weeks and there have been some gains for rebel groups battling Syrian government forces. Russia backs Syrian President Bashar al Assad in the five-year-old Syria conflict, while the United States wants to see Assad st... more »

South Sudan Government Forces Go On A Rampage Of Violence. UN Forces Ignored Please For Help

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *Troops Killed South Sudan Reporter, Raped Women, Group Says* South Sudanese government soldiers executed a journalist and gang-raped women when they overran a compound used by international organizations during fighting in the African nation’s capital last month, Human Rights Watch said. At least 73 civilians were killed, others raped and aid agencies looted as a result of about five days of fighting that raged in Juba from July 7, the New York-based organization said Monday in a statement. Soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir and army chief Paul Malong committed m...more »

Video: Horseback Riders at the Pipeline Blockade

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago

Standing Rock Chairman: Black Snake Pipeline Threatens Mother Earth

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Now: Horseback riders take on the pipeline blockade Arrests ongoing at pipeline blockade. Statement from Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman on the Dakota Access Pipeline Date: August 15, 2016FORT YATES, ND – The following is a statement from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman, Dave Archambault II on the Tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline proposed project."The

People Of Balochistan And PoK Thanks PM Modi

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The final disintegration of Pakistan is coming. Source of photo.* *An excerpt from, "Indian PM Modi's Balochistan comments upset Pakistan" By Shamil Shams, DW, August 15, 2016: * In his Independence Day speech, Indian PM Narendra Modi accused Pakistan of sponsoring terrorism and committing rights abuses in its Balochistan province. Will his remarks help or sabotage the Baloch separatist movement? While Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held India responsible for the ongoing violence in Kashmir in his Independence Day speech on August 14, Indian Premier Narendra Modi retaliate... more »

More Photos from Seoul Events

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*Just arrived at the US military base Yongsan in downtown Seoul yesterday for rally and march near the base gates. This THAAD prop was later sent on fire by the protesters and the police immediately came and extinguished it which created a toxic cloud that was not fun to breath.* *As we marched by the US base a long line of police stood on one side of the road for as far as the eye could see. Some even stood on top of the long rows of police buses parked on the opposite side of the street. * *I think most of the police were relieved that nothing happened - they are largely draft... more »

Couple Injured in Joplin Shooting Grateful, Forgiving

MARGARET STAFFORD at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: This Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, photo provided by KOAM-TV in Joplin, Mo., shows Don and Debbie Pugh speaking from a hospital room in Joplin. The Pughs were among victims in apparently random shootings Saturday, Aug. 13 in Joplin. The couple were driving to work when a man shot at their truck Saturday, aug. 13, 2016, hitting Don three times. Six people and two dogs were injured before the suspect, Tom Mourning II, was captured. (KOAM-TV via AP)] KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Don and Debbie Pugh were just driving to work in Joplin when a gunman opened fire on their pickup as part of app... more »

Navajo Nation to Sue EPA for Contaminating Their Waters with Mine Waste

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of sediment retention ponds built to reduce heavy metal and chemical contaminants from the Gold King Mine wastewater accident, in the spillway about a quarter mile downstream from the mine outside Silverton, Colo. A year after a mine waste spill, residents are taking a break from the aftermath for a party that includes a specially brewed beer the color of the spill. They're also taking a few jabs at the federal Environmental Protection Agency, which accidentally caused the 3-million-gallon spill at the Gol... more »

Rio Olympics: Silver Medal Marathon Swimmer Disqualified For Dunking

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
French marathon swimmer Aurélie Muller has been disqualified for dunking her Italian opponent near the finish line at the Rio Olympics. The Olympian had won the silver medal position in the 10km open water swim event, but footage later emerged showing her grappling with Rachele Bruni on the finish line, obstructing her chances for the medal. Aurelie Muller Metro reports: A major storm had meant that the start of the race was marred by shambolic scenes and it was a theme that, thanks to Muller, continued to the end. ‘The French swimmer has sunk me,’ Italy’s Bruni told media after the... more »

August 15: What a world!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
I'll open today with some items that got lost in the confusion of Saturday. First. there's an item on climate change that the oil industry assures us isn't happening. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ski-resorts-weather-proofing-climate-change-1.3715284 Then there's the one about how the F-35. probably the most expensive fighter aircraft in world history, is now ready for sale. The maker wants to sell it to Canada, despite signs that its problems are not over, that it's aburdly over-priced, and despite the fact that Canada really has no need for it. (Any war that would require such a ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Greenie food faddism kills Orang Utans* *Food processors used to use a lot of animal fat in making their products. Then Greenies discovered that such fats were "saturated", which was a very bad thing -- even though the human race has been consuming animal fats as far back as we can go. Anyhow, with their constant attention-seeking activism, the faddidsts managed to get saturated fats banned and looked with favour on the alternative: hydrogenated vegetable oils. But wait a minute! Hydrogenated vegetable oils contain trans-fats, which are VERY bad. So after a while ever... more »

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