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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

17 August - Blogs I'm Following

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11:27pm MDT

Rothschild Plot To Crash African Nation’s Economy Revealed

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 5 minutes ago
A Wikileaks cable uncovered by Your News Wire revealed that the Rothschilds were involved in a corrupt billion dollar money laundering plot in Africa designed to benefit the country’s elite while at the same time crashing the nation’s economy. The lives of millions of Senegalese people were expected to be thrown into economic chaos, all so the nation’s ruling family, with their Rothschild connections, could “wash” and pocket a “cool and corrupt” $1.2 billion dollars. The secretive Rothchilds are rarely in the news and never publicly rebuked by their minions in government, however the... more »

10 Ways to Remember Baby's First Halloween

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 minutes ago
The pumpkins are growing and my little ones are planning their Halloween costumes, or I should say my 7-year-old is planning her Halloween costume and a costume for her sister that will compliment it. Halloween is one of our very favorite holidays to celebrate with our kids and one we want to remember for years to come. From costumes, to first cocoas, to darling decorations. Here are some darling ways to remember your little one's first Halloween. Leaf Pictures- Is there anything more iconic about fall than leaves? Baby's love to crunch them and nothing is cutting than a darli... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Cocoon”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
2002, “Cocoon” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQuiyYly0ys

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
“While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, astronomer Charles Messier diligently kept a list of the things he encountered that were definitely not comets. This is number 27 on his now famous not-a-comet list. In fact, 21st century astronomers would identify it as a planetary nebula, but it's not a planet either, even though it may appear round and planet-like in a small telescope. Messier 27 (M27) is an excellent example of a gaseous emission nebula created as a sun-like star runs out of nuclear fuel in its core. The nebula forms as the star's outer layers are... more »

Free Download: Mark Twain, "Letters From the Earth"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
*Mark Twain’s “Letters From the Earth”* by Wikipedia “Letters from the Earth” is one of Mark Twain’s posthumously published works. The essays were written during a difficult time in Twain’s life; he was deep in debt and had lost his wife and one of his daughters. Initially, his daughter, Clara Clemens, objected to its publication in March 1939, probably because of its controversial and iconoclastic views on religion, claiming it presented a “distorted” view of her father. Henry Nash Smith helped change her position in 1960. Clara explained her change of heart in 1962 saying that “M... more »

“Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
Steve Cutts, “Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation” Music: Edvard Grieg, “In the Hall of the Mountain King” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGMYdalClU

Chet Raymo, "Lessons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
"Lessons" by Chet Raymo "There is a four-line poem by Yeats, called "Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors": "What they undertook to do They brought to pass; All things hang like a drop of dew Upon a blade of grass." Like so many of the short poems of Yeats, it is hard to know what the poet had in mind, who exactly were the unknown instructors, and if unknown how could they instruct. But as I opened my volume of The Poems this morning, at random, as in the old days people opened the Bible and pointed a finger at a random passage seeking advice or instruction, this is the poem that p... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "A Walk"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
*"A Walk"* "My eyes already touch the sunny hill. going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp; it has inner light, even from a distance- and changes us, even if we do not reach it, into something else, which, hardly sensing it, we already are; a gesture waves us on answering our own wave... but what we feel is the wind in our faces." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland. Thanks for stopping by.

"Declaring Our Intentions: Ready For Change"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
*"Declaring Our Intentions: Ready For Change"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "If you are feeling stuck in your life and are ready for change, take time to declare to the Universe that you are ready. There comes a point in most of our lives when we feel ready to experience a change we’ve had trouble carrying out. Maybe we’ve been stuck in a home, a relationship, job, or a town that hasn’t felt right for a long time, but we’ve been unable to shift our circumstances in the direction we want to go. At times like this, it can help to declare to the universe that we are ready for a chang... more »

"What We Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
"No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe." - William Kingdon Clifford

"The Two Ways to Move Through Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
*"The Two Ways to Move Through Life" * by David Cain "Whether we’re aware of it or not, we basically move through life in one of two ways, and each of us has a favorite. We’re either moving towards what we want, or we’re moving away from what we don’t want. It might seem like moving away from what you don’t want accomplishes the same thing as moving towards what you do want. If you’re successfully moving away from pain, dullness and disappointment, what could you be moving towards, other than pleasure, excitement and fulfillment? It should be a simple matter to decide which way to g...more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago
*Quantum Physics 101: * • "The present is defined by a confluence of your thoughts, guided and restricted by your beliefs. • The future becomes the present when your beliefs change. • Time measures how much effort you require to change your thoughts. • And space shows exactly what you're now thinking about. And therein you see that the one, universal, immovable, unifying equation that sums up all things physical and metaphysical is Thoughts Become Things, which is all you really need to know. Of course time travel is possible! You're doing it now." "TBT," The Universe "Thou... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 minutes ago

Sheriff David Clarke Speaks Truth

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 15 minutes ago
[image: CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)] Growing up, I watched a lot of Westerns. In addition to the cowboy hero, the town sheriff was almost always a model of integrity. He stood for law and order against ... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Update On Situation In Aleppo, The West's Media-Driven Deception In Syria Is Falling Apart, And Other Good News

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 29 minutes ago
It has been another hectic last few days for myself as work and personal life has taken its toll... I finally have been able to sit down tonight and post up an article or two.... This one is to catch up on the situation in Syria... Right now, the news from Syria is not great...But it absolutely is NOT bad.... The good guys, the Syrian government forces and their allies have stopped the latest "offensive" launched by the rebranded "Al Qaeda" bought and paid for US mercenaries known as "Al Nusra" in their vain attempts to break their ongoing siege of Aleppo... And with the city still ... more »

Joe Scarborough Asks Sweaty Little Marco: "He's A Con Man And You're Supporting Him? What Does That Say About You?"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
On *Morning Joe* yesterday, Scarborough also directed a similar couple of questions towards Paul Ryan, asking him why-- since he's denounced Mr. Trumpanzee as a racist-- he's still telling the American people to vote for him. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Arizona Sen. John McCain were both asked if Mr. T could be trusted with the nuclear codes and each-- clearly embarrassed, since both understand that he absolutely can't but are afraid his legions of fans will hurt their reelection bids-- refused to answer. They do, however, claim they're going to vote for him. Pat Toomey, a... more »

Finally Setting Sail and bbl......

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 hour ago
*Finally Setting Sail* We're all packed and ready to set sail tomorrow. Our annual sail to the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia between here and Vancouver Island has been delayed almost a month due to engine problems. I'm ready for a vacation and getting away from it all....although we do take our three small dogs with us : ) They're actually very good sailors. Dogs love small places and being close with their "pack". I'm also taking some art and craft supplies along and hope to do some sketching and making a few small things for a "Christmas Fair" in December. The photo ... more »

It’s Telling the Left Targets Only This State Law on Public Restrooms

Matt Sharp at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Bathrooms, Restrooms] Pop quiz: Which of the following sentences comes from North Carolina's new law protecting privacy in public schools and government buildings? "The provision of separate facilities or schedules for female and for male patrons, does not constitute a discriminatory practice... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
I am still on vacation .... I just had a few hours of freedom to post a number of interesting stories. Blogging will be light until I get back this Monday (August 22, 2016).

China Is Planning A 'Big Move' In The South China Sea In The Next Two Months

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Image from the South China Morning Post *Harry J. Kazianis, National Interest*:* Report: China Could Make a Big Move in the South China Sea Starting Next Month* It seems if the People’s Republic of China is going to make a push to radically alter the status-quo in the South China Sea—by reclaiming the hotly disputed Scarborough Shoal that is clearly within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Philippines—we now have a good idea of when that might happen: sometime between early September, after the G-20 summit being hosted in China, and the U.S. pre... more »

Japan Now Has The Second Largest 'Aircraft Carrier Fleet' In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH-181) underway in the Pacific Ocean as U.S. Navy Sea Hawk helicopters hover nearby. (Photo: U.S. Navy) *Harold Hutchison, RealClearDefense/We Are The Mighty*: *Japan's Aircraft Carrier Comeback* Japan once had the second-most powerful carrier force in the world – on December 7, 1941. On that date, they had six fleet carriers and five light carriers in service, with two fleet carriers on the way. That was in comparison to the United States, which had seven fleet carriers in service with a whole lot of carriers ... more »

Trump Turns to Conservative Flame-Thrower as Campaign CEO

Nancy Benac at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, Executive Producer Stephen Bannon poses at the premiere of Sweetwater during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Republican Donald Trump is overhauling his campaign again, bringing in Breitbart News' Bannon as campaign CEO and promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO is a flame-thrower in cargo shorts. Steve Bannon’s career path has been an improbable journey from Goldman Sachs insider to conservative filmmaker to media provocateur to campaign chieftain. The s... more »

The Book of Proverbs and a Winning Strategy for Candidate Trump

Michael Brown at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Bible on Flag - 900] Dear Mr. Trump, I'd like to offer you some free advice that will almost certainly guarantee your victory in the November elections. In fact, if you put into practice what I'm about to share with you, you could become a... more »

When did homes start becoming unaffordable?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
When did homes start becoming unaffordable? Good question. From 1957 to the late-1980s the median New Zealand house price was between two-to-three times the median annual household income. Back then they were affordable.(A city’s housing affordability is generally defined as having the median house price less than or around three times the median income.) By the late 1990s, the average house price had already risen to four times the average household income, and houses began becoming inexorably unaffordable. It wasn’t until 2008 however that headlines began happening and home... more »

Construction Shut Down of Dakota Access Pipeline for Now

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline stopped for now It is better to stay camped. We will not celebrate until the snake is dead." -- Andrew Ironshell, Lakota By Brenda Norrell Censored NewsAs the crowd at the Dakota Access Pipeline blockade grew today, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier held a press conference and announced the Dakota Access Pipeline is halting

Introducing the Brooklyn Ghostbusters

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
After some initial training at the Ghostbusters HQ in Manhattan, our bold Ghostbusters have been asked to relocate and open up their franchise. It certainly has nothing to do with them nearly burning down the apartment building at 66666 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn (writeup for that forthcoming). Our game has been established as taking place in 1985 - it's now August of 1985 in our game. The team is officially opening their franchise in Brooklyn. There's two prime pieces of real estate up for consideration. There's the Miami Vice route of living off a boat at a pier - perhaps in S... more »

Too few unemployed

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Controversy in the Parliament this week as politicians accuse each other of lying. It would be a rarer thing if they weren’t. Labour’s Grant Robertson accused National of manipulating unemployment figures to make them look better. *In a media release Robertson, Labour’s finance spokesman, said National was “actively massaging official unemployment statistics” by changing the measure for joblessness to exclude those using websites, such as Seek or TradeMe.* There was manipulation going on, but not any that Robertson was headline-hunting about. Statistics New Zealand had cert... more »

New book

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
One of the good guys of local economics, Paul Walker, has just had his new book published: on the firm. Good on you, Paul. [image: cover4] He calls it “the greatest book ever written’ which, if you didn’t believe as an author, you wouldn’t be one. Having a book like this published by a leading international textbook publisher is no small thing. (Mind you, neither is the price, but that’s what happens when you go with a leading international textbook publisher.) So the man definitely deserves some praise. So go ahead and give him some. And if you’ve got some dollars, buy it. O... more »

Private Cities, Freedom Cells, Free Communities – The Solution to Hegemony

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Regan Keely* - The creation of startup societies allows us to test new and radical ideas. The post Private Cities, Freedom Cells, Free Communities – The Solution to Hegemony appeared first on Waking Times.

Urban Gadabout: A fall gadding preview

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Yes! On Oct 22 Jack Eichenbaum is doing another of his day-long explorations of a single NYC subway line -- this time the L train.* *by Ken* With the Municipal Art Society's Sept-Oct schedule already up and open to registration and with early (members-only) registration for the New York Transit Museum's fall schedule having begun this morning, we're already late for a fall gadding preview if we're ever going to do one. We'll get back to them, but I want to start with what for me is the fall highlight, another of urban geographer Jack Eichenbaum's all-day excursions built around... more »

The Esoteric Nation of Islam

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago

#RPGaDay Day 17: What Fictional Character Would Best Fit in My Group?

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 4 hours ago
Let's see... We'll want someone who is not supremely intense - able to have a laugh while gaming. But not someone who is a total goofball. (Hey spellcheck accepted the word "goofball". Good to know.) No hateful beliefs. Someone who isn't shy but also doesn't need to dominate everything. Plus if he or she is already a gamer... I'm thinking for my first choice I'm going to go with Harry Copperfield Dresden of *The Dresden Files*. Dude is a gamer already. Despite being a supremely talented wizard in "real life" he is perfectly comfortable playing a barbarian. And I'd love to try som... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

earth is your life boat

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Trump Receives First Classified Intelligence Briefing

Jonathan Lemire at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, participates in a roundtable discussion on national security in his offices in Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump has received his first classified intelligence briefing, meeting with national security officials for more than two hours on Wednesday. The celebrity businessman became entitled to the briefings once he officially became the Republican nominee... more »

The Knowledge of the Forever Time - Damon T Berry - reboot this world over and over and over

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 5 hours ago
well, I'm just obsessed with this Ancient Ancestors series of films by Damon T Berry titled *The Knowledge of the Forever Time*. Yes, there are three more episodes, or* INVITATIONS*... go find 'em, and watch 'em and fear 'em... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... August 17 , 2016.... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Asia , Europe and US Market News ; Fed Minutes Released - Minutes Considered "Dovish " , Fed Seems Confused ; Oil News De Jour. 2. Spain Political News De Jour - Rajoy Continues To Play Games. 3. Turkey Purge & Politics For Wednesday. 4. Greece Items - Refugee & Political Items To Consider. 5. US Presidential Campaign. 6. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 2h 2 hours ago More on Japan trade: - Exports, imports fell most in 7 yrs - Exports fell for 10th mth, imports for 19th - Shipments to China esp bad -12.7% *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 7s 7 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted Haidi Lun 伦海迪 Shocking data from Japan... fred walton added, *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* @HaidiLun Brutal Japan July trade print. Trade surplus ¥513.5b Exports -14% worst in 7 yrs (est -13.7%) Imports -24.7% (-20%) *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 4h4 hours ago Yen up about 0.5%, past 100 t... more »

The New Dark Age

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago

Chief Arvol Looking Horse at Dakota Access Pipeline Defense

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Chief Arvol Looking Horse leads the defenders this morning. Wed., Aug. 17, 2016 Alert Wed. afernoon Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault met with North Dakota Governors office today. They informed Archambault that Dakota Access intends to utilize their "alternate access point" for pipeline construction. A concrete barrier road block is being established now across highway

Listen to Bro. Steve : Election 2000

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
" "*Madame Butterfly*" Theresa LePore wasn't always an embattled Palm Beach ballots chief. In the 1980s, she moonlighted as a flight attendant on private planes owned by Saudi weapons dealer *Adnan Khashoggi*, a middleman in Reagan administration arms sales to Iran." *Wall Street Journal* *The Red vs The Blue * *=* *Purple Reign*

The Sneaky Way Obama is Hiking Death Taxes

Curtis Dubay at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: inheritance tax - 900] President Barack Obama isn't afraid to enact his agenda over the will of Congress. At this late stage in his presidency, he's still overreaching his authority to push through an agenda; his most recent overstep being an effort to unilaterally... more »

How These States Ensure Welfare Dollars Aren’t Used for Alcohol, Lottery Tickets

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: The Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT) replaced food stamps in 2000. EBT is an electronic system that allows a recipient to authorize transfer of their government benefits from a Federal account to a retailer account to pay for products received. EBT is used in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. State food stamp agencies work with contractors to procure their own EBT systems for delivery of Food Stamp and other state-administered benefit programs.] A new state law in Maine went into effect last month prohibiting welfare reci... more »

Backlash: Target to Spend $20 Million on Single-Sex Bathrooms

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Target Store Empty Parking lot - 900] Four months after enacting a gender-neutral bathroom policy in order to be "inclusive," Target is spending $20 million to make up for ticking off some of its customers. According to Fortune, the retail giant is adding single-stall restrooms to all of... more »

Iran Acknowledges Russia Using Its Air Base to Strike Syria

Zeina Karam & Jon Gambrell at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, A Russian Tu-22M3 bomber stands on the tarmac at an air base near Hamedan, Iran. Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday Aug. 16, from Iran to target Islamic State fighters and other militants in Syria, widening Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria.] BEIRUT (AP) -- In a move that could reverberate across the Middle East, Iran confirmed Wednesday that Russia is using its territory to launch airstrikes in Syria even as a second wave of Moscow’s bombers flew out of the Islamic...more »

Soros Paid Al Gore Millions to Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ on Global Warming

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on January 28, 2009 in Washington, D.C.] Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore's environmental group millions of dollars over three years to create a "political space for aggressive U.S. action" on global warming, according to leaked documents. A document published by DC Leaks shows... more »

Alaska Court’s Ruling on Abortion and Parental Notification Hurts Teens

Jana Minich & Elizabeth Slattery at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: pregnancy - 900] Hillary Kieft grew worried when her daughter didn't arrive from school on the bus as usual. After she called the school to find out what was wrong, a school nurse pulled into her driveway with the daughter (let's call her... more »

Sheriff David Clarke, a Black Democrat, Slams the Left for Milwaukee Riots

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Sheriff David Clarke - 900] Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, an outspoken black conservative Democrat, is calling out the left for contributing to the atmosphere that sparked the Milwaukee riots. The rioting began last weekend after a black policeman shot Sylville K. Smith, a 23-year-old black man who was armed,... more »

Feminist Magazine: Bill Clinton Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Guy if He Raped Juanita Broaddrick

Amber Randall at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Bill Clinton speaks at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona on March 20, 2016.] An online feminist magazine recently featured an article that excused former President Bill Clinton's alleged rape of Juanita Broaddrick. A Wonkette article titled "Let's Talk About Juanita Broaddrick" claimed that even if Clinton had raped Broaddrick in 1978 -- he was running for Arkansas... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*Meteorologist: ‘This Heat Wave Is Child’s Play Compared to 1930s'* *The comments below concern the US but individual temperature records worldwide show the 1930s as very hot, and official global temperature records used to show that too. Having the '30s hotter than the present was very embarrassing to the foxes in charge of the henhouse, however, so official global temperature figures for the '30s have now been systematically deflated. Without that deflation, 2015 and 2016 would not look exceptional* Meteorologist Joe Bastardi says the current heat wave in most parts of the U.S... more »

The Lie That Won't -- But Should -- Die

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
My heart sank a few days ago when I saw yet another headline in the fetus freak media SHRIEEEKING about the abortion=breast cancer (ABC) link-lie. Not because I expected anything other than the usual half-baked BS, but because I've taken on the Sisyphean task of refuting every new -- and they come around like clockwork every couple of years -- AMAZING STUDY that "proves" abortion causes breast cancer. After I read beyond the headline, I realized it was just Angela Lanfranchi flapping her gums and re-upping her anti-choice creds. Nothing new. But I got thinking about it from another ... more »

Cannabinoids: The Other Vitamin ‘C’?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Dr. Matthew Buckley* - Taking vitamins shouldn’t be a crime. The post Cannabinoids: The Other Vitamin ‘C’? appeared first on Waking Times .

Regulation check

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
We are such wusses today. So shackled by regulation most of which we’re barely aware, like background noise. Like frogs, we are boiled slowly without even realising the heat on us all is turned up daily. I think of this when I see pictures like this, the deepest stairwell in the world in Rajasthan, India. Centuries old, people used to carry water up to the top. [image: CqB6sxfWgAEEFQk] There are two fences, one at the top and one halfway up, added a few years ago. But can you imagine what safety rails you’d need there if you were to buiild this *now*? In *today’s* world of... more »

August 17: Just when you think the irving press couldn't go lower...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
.......... it gurgles its way down to the ocean floor. What can I say about a section A that has headlines like "Man to be tried for robbery", "Gas prices to stay the same", "Woman stole credit card", "Adult spelling bee planned", (giggle, giggle), "Bus route added".... The editorial is reasonable. The rest of opinion and comment is, at best, trivial. At worst (guess which one) it's brainless. Another (guess which) is propaganda. In a world on the edge of nuclear war, Section B has the thrilling tale of a woman who has a pendant given by her great grandfather to her great grandmot... more »

Gaia Portal: Bliss lights are followed, then abandoned

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
August 17, 2016 *BLISS LIGHTS ARE FOLLOWED, THEN ABANDONED* Bliss lights are followed, then abandoned. Classifieds of Light are apocalypsed. Night trains empty. Masters arise. https://gaiaportal.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/bliss-lights-are-followed-then-abandoned/


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*State opens preregistration for disaster food stamps * *Floodwaters still threatening homes in St. John, St. James parishes *

Black Lives Matter Wants to Dismantle Police Forces, and Now They Have $100 Million to Do It

Anika Smith at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Police Station Danger Black White Red - 900] Black Lives Matter, which is trying to grow from a street-level movement to a political powerhouse, has just received pledges of cash most organizations only dream of: more than $100 million from foundations eager to join the bandwagon for social... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 8 hours ago
*Does Black Success Matter?* We keep hearing that “black lives matter,” but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 percent of black lives destroyed by people who are not police do not seem to attract nearly as much attention in the media. What about black success? Does that matter? Apparently not so much. We have heard a lot about black students failing to meet academic standards. So you might think that it would be front-page news when some whole ghetto schools not only meet, but e...more »

Why Isn't Obama Cracking Down On Foreign Money Illegally Flooding Into U.S. Election Campaigns?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Trump wants the savage mob that draws energy from his hate-filled cheap entertainment rallies to believe he's some kind of a "law and order" candidate. Trump-- the guy who has spent an entire lifetime bulldozing any law and any order that's ever gotten in the way of whatever he wanted? That Trump. And his latest criminal behavior is infuriating me and should infuriate every American regardless of partisan preferences. What I'm talking about are politicians who believe they're above the law and can get away with soliciting campaign cash from foreigners. The two worst I've ever seen... more »

Mail Bag

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
Every once in a great while, I'll pen a screed to a reader that's really too good to waste. This is one of those times. This is an email I got this afternoon from one of my readers: If Clinton is increasing her lead due to Trump's self-destruction, then why should her supporters be concerned about what Stein does? They can't win with class. They were nasty with Sanders and his supporters and they're even nastier (not to mention misogynistic) with Stein . Or maybe they're not as confident of victory in November as the mainstream media makes it out to be. I respo... more »

BreXit - The Remainders : Join'd with an enemy proclaim'd and from hiscoffers received

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
* These English monsters!* *You have conspired against our royal persons,* *Join'd with an enemy proclaim'd and from his coffers* *Received the golden earnest of our death;* *Wherein you would have sold your king to slaughter,* *His princes and his peers to servitude,* *His subjects to oppression and contempt* *And his whole kingdom into desolation.* *Touching our person seek we no revenge;* *But we our kingdom's safety must so tender,* *Whose ruin you have sought, that to her laws* *We do deliver you. Get you therefore hence,* *Poor miserable wretches, to your death:* *The taste where... more »

Pentagon: 48 Airstrikes In The Month of August Against The Islamic State In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Libya's us-backed forces advance in the city sirte (Photo: facebook.com/BMCLY) *Military Times*: *U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS in Libya, marking 48 strikes in August* CAIRO — Airstrikes launched by the United States have hit an Islamic State group vehicle and four militant positions in Libya, raising to 48 the number of U.S. airstrikes against the extremist group since Washington launched its anti-IS campaign in Libya on Aug. 1. In a statement Tuesday, U.S. Africa Command says it conducted the strikes in the coastal city of Sirte "at the request of, and in coordination with," Libya'... more »

North Korea Restarts Plutonium Production

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC: **North Korea resumes plutonium production* North Korea has confirmed it has restarted plutonium production at its Yongbyon nuclear reactor facility after reports of increased activity. The agency running Yongbyon was quoted by Japan's Kyodo News Agency as saying nuclear tests would continue as long as the US posed a threat. The North restarted Yongbyon in June, UN inspectors confirmed. The country has conducted four nuclear weapons tests and several missile tests breaching international sanctions. The Atomic Energy Institute, which controls Yongbyon, said in a written inte... more »

Saudi Arabia Continues Its High Oil Production Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A gas flame is seen in the desert near the Khurais oilfield, about 160 km (99 miles) from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 23, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji/File Photo *Reuters*: *Exclusive: Saudi signals it may hit new oil output record ahead of freeze talks - sources* Saudi Arabia is sending signals that it could boost its crude oil supplies in August to a new record level, overtaking Russia, the world's top oil producer, as it gets ready for tough talks next month for a global output freeze pact. Industry sources say the kingdom, already the world's largest oil exporter, started to raise... more »

A Closer Look At The US Ground War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
BuzzFeed News; OpenStreetMap, DigitalGlobe *Mike Giglio, BuzzFeed News: **Inside the Real US Ground War On ISIS* *As the US and its allies prepare to launch a major offensive for Mosul, US service members are on the ground in growing numbers — and increasingly in harm’s way. Mike Giglio reports from the bases and front lines where they work around northern Iraq.* ERBIL, Iraq — The Black Hawk helicopter pushed into ISIS territory through the pre-dawn sky. Joshua Wheeler, a veteran master sergeant with US special operations, was taking his men deep behind enemy lines. As the chopper ... more »

Japan's Coast Guard Posts Video That Shows Hundreds Of Chinese Ships Near The Senkakus Islands

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Japan Times:* Japan Coast Guard releases video showing Chinese intrusions into waters near Senkakus In an apparent move to draw international attention to China flexing its maritime muscles in the East China Sea, the Japan Coast Guard has released a four-minute video showing numerous Chinese vessels from earlier this month advancing near the Senkaku Islands. From Aug. 5 through Aug. 9, some 200 to 300 Chinese fishing boats accompanied by 28 Chinese government ships were spotted in areas just outside Japanese territorial waters around the Senkakus. The Japan Coast Guard posted th... more »

Why Did The NSA Website Go 'Down' For One Day?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Politico:* *NSA website recovers from outage amid intrigue* The National Security Agency’s website was offline for almost a full day until Tuesday evening, in an unexplained outage that began shortly after hackers claimed to have stolen a collection of the agency's prized cyber weapons. It's unknown if the two events are connected. POLITICO first noticed that the agency’s website wasn’t working at 10:54 p.m. Monday. It came back online around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The outage began a few hours after a mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen cyber weapons from ... more »

Is The U.S. - Russian 'Spy-War' Heating Up?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC*: *Edward Snowden: Russia probably behind NSA leak* The whistleblower Edward Snowden believes Russia is behind a leak of malware allegedly belonging to the US National Security Agency (NSA). Hackers calling themselves Shadow Brokers started an auction for the malware last week. The security firm Kaspersky said it believed the original files were from Equation Group, which is thought to be linked to the NSA. A former NSA worker Dave Aitel pointed the finger at Russian involvement. He said it was likely to be a diplomatic strategy, related to the blame being placed on Russia f...more »

Hundreds Of Migrants Are Stuck On The Swiss-Italian Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Closed: Migrants say requests to seek Swiss asylum fall on deaf ears *Daily Mail:** Hundreds of migrants are left stranded on Italy's border with Switzerland as the Swiss shut their borders to the swathes of arrivals * * Hundreds of migrants are stuck on the Swiss-Italian border * NGOs and Swiss politicians say government is violating right to asylum * Many people want to reunite with family allowed to cross previously * More than 140,000 asylum seekers are now housed in Italian shelters Hundreds of migrants have been left stranded on the Swiss-Italian border after Switzerland has ... more »

Red Cross: Aleppo 'One Of The Most Devastating Urban Conflicts In Modern Times'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Aleppo, Syria, August 2016 / CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC *ICRC*: *Syria: Aleppo “One of the most devastating urban conflicts in modern times"* The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, has described the fight for the Syrian city of Aleppo as one of the most devastating conflicts in modern times. Fighting has been intensifying during the past weeks with hundreds of people killed and untold numbers injured. Public services have all but broken down. Tens of thousands are trapped and without aid. "No one and nowhere is safe. Shell-fire is constant, with house... more »

U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces Gave Defeated Islamic State Fighters Safe Passage From Manbij

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*USA Today:** U.S.-backed Syrian forces gave defeated ISIL militants safe passage* Islamic State fighters surrounded during the key battle for Manbij, Syria, last week agreed to surrender their weapons to U.S.-backed Syrian forces in return for safe passage out of the embattled city, a senior defense official said Tuesday. It was the first such agreement with the terror group. The exhausted and demoralized militants were using civilians as human shields, which is why the U.S.-backed fighters agreed to let them flee Manbij after three months of intense fighting and near constant a... more »

Russian Syria Airstrikes From Iran Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A still image, taken from video footage and released by Russia's Defence Ministry on August 16, 2016, shows a Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bomber based in Iran dropping off bombs at an unknown location in Syria. Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Handout via Reuter *Wall Street Journal*: *Russia Keeps Up Syria Airstrikes From Iran* *Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejects U.S. argument that raids may violate a United Nations resolution.* MOSCOW—The Russian military said Wednesday it launched a second round of airstrikes in Syria from a base in western Iran, ... more »

U.S. And Israel Were Given Advance Knowledge That Russian Bombers Were Being Deployed To An Iranian Airbase

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Russian planes will fly out of Hamedan air base, in Iran. *Jerusalem Post:* *Israel, US had advance knowledge of Russian bombers on Iranian soil* *Russia not only has no intention of ending its involvement in Syria, but it actually has a larger strategy: to increase its presence in the Middle East.* Although Israeli and American intelligence communities knew in advance that Iran agreed to host Russian bombers on its soil, the two countries are puzzled by the development but understand its strategic importance – not only to the Middle East, but globally. The presence of Russia’s s... more »

Donald Trump Will Get His First Classified Security Briefing Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer *Daily Mail:* *Donald Trump is set to get his first classified security briefing in New York City Wednesday – and he's set to bring along adviser Chris Christie* * Both party nominees get top-level security briefings once they formally receive the nomination * Secret info to be divulged by Director of National Intelligence * Trump's brief will be conducted at the FBI field office in New York to prevent snooping * Plans to bring New Jersey ... more »

Foreign Central Banks Are Dumping U.S. Debt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*CNN:** Global central banks dump U.S. debt at record pace* *Global central banks are unloading America's debt.* In the first six months of this year, foreign central banks sold a net $192 billion of U.S. Treasury bonds, more than double the pace in the same period last year, when they sold $83 billion. China, Japan, France, Brazil and Colombia led the pack of countries dumping U.S. debt. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: These Central Bankers are watching the U.S. election and the polls very closely .... and they see a Hillary Clinton victory and a continuation of a policy that the... more »

Russian Military Build-up On The Ukraine Border Raising Concerns

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Tensions are rising along with military activity in Crimea (REUTERS) *Washington Free Beacon:* *Russian Military Forces Staging* *EUCOM: ‘Extremely concerned’ by regional tensions.* The Pentagon has identified eight staging areas in Russia where large numbers of military forces appear to be preparing for incursions into Ukraine, according to U.S. defense officials. As many as 40,000 Russian troops, including tanks, armored vehicles, and air force units, are now arrayed along Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia. Additionally, large numbers of Russian military forces will conduct e... more »

Another Commentary On The Removal Of Sergei Ivanov From Russian President Putin's Office

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Ivanov held a meeting of the Rostelecom Board of Directors. Office of the Russian President. *Mark Galeotti, In Moscow's Shadows*: *Ivanov: rustication with respect, from a good friend but a poor patron* OpenDemocracy have just run ‘Putin’s incredible shrining circle,’ a short commentary of mine on the meaning and context of Sergei Ivanov’s departure as head of the powerful Presidential Administration. Ivanov was one of the few people to which Putin still seemed to listen and who was willing and able to push his own ideas.... more »

Financial Sanctions Are The Only Sanctions That Russia Cares About

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Holly Ellyatt, CNBC*: *These are the only sanctions that Russia cares about* Russia can expect 'indefinite' sanctions for its illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, according to a Russia specialist who says the country is unlikely to ever hand the territory back to Ukraine. "It's absolutely our opinion that Crimea-related sanctions will stay indefinitely because clearly Crimea is not going to go back (to Ukraine) as far as the Russians are concerned," Chris Weafer, a senior partner at economic and political analysis firm Macro-Advisory, told CNBC on Tuesday. But, according to Weaf... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
After 25 years, people who helped defeat Soviet coup attempt tell @AP what it was like. https://t.co/TL49HnJRLx https://t.co/evqGnt920Y — The Associated Press (@AP) August 17, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Crow Valley Support* Marines exit an MV-22B Osprey during Air Assault Support Exercise 16.2, an annual event, at a training facility in Crow Valley, Philippines, Aug. 6, 2016. The exercise demonstrates the commitment to mutual security between the United States and the Philippines. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carl King

Stop The Hypocrisy: Medical Marijuana Advocates Take On DEA

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Drug Enforcement Agency refused to relax restrictions on cannabis last week, meaning marijuana will remain Schedule 1 — the strictest category of the Controlled Substances Act, designated for dangerous and addictive drugs with no medical value — in spite of growing evidence that marijuana is relatively safe and medically useful. The DEA is claiming marijuana lacks medical value. If that’s true, why did the U.S. government file a patent for cannabis — stating that the plant has multiple therapeutic benefits — way back in 1999? Attn report: That’s what some medical marijuana advoca... more »

Here’s the IRS Bill Michael Phelps Will Get for Being Successful at the Olympics

Robert Donachie at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: This image provided by Sports Illustrated shows the cover for the Aug. 14, 2016, issue of the magazine, featuring American gold medal winners Katie Ledecky, left, Michael Phelps, center, and Simone Biles. The magazine revealed the cover on its website Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016, says the photo was taken Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.] The United States Olympic Committee awards Olympians cash prizes for the medals they win at the Olympic games, opening them up to IRS taxes. The payout per medal is as follows: Gold receives $25,000, Silver receives $15,0... more »

Let The Heart Guide You..... The Wisdom of Kung Fu Panda

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 hours ago
*You don't need to meditate for hours and hours to attain inner peace and enlightenment. You need only see, feel, act from the heart. Let the heart guide you to your peaceful enlightenment.* Kung Fu Panda

Olympic Runner Who Hurt Knee, Helped Competitor: ‘God Prepared My Heart’

Pat Graham at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Abbey D'Agostino, Nikki Hamblin] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The 5,000-meter runner whose act of friendship captured the Olympic spirit will not return to the track in Rio after tearing ligaments in her knee. Abbey D’Agostino said Wednesday that her season was over, but... more »

Japanese Media Says North Korea Has Restarted Plutonium Production

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
North Korea confirmed that it had resumed plutonium production and said it has no plans to stop nuclear tests as long as perceived threats from the US continue. The North Korean nuclear energy institute reportedly confirmed to Japan’s Kyodo news agency on Wednesday that it has resumed production of enriched uranium by using plutonium extracted from reprocessed fuel rods from the Yongbyon nuclear facility. “We have reprocessed spent nuclear fuel rods removed from a graphite-moderated reactor” the state’s Atomic Energy Insitutue, which runs the main Yongbyon nuclear plants, told Japan’... more »

Obama Just Hinted That He May Serve A Third Term

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
President Obama has hinted that his term serving the United States as President may not be nearing it’s end on January 20, 2017, as many believe. The Constitution traditionally limits any Presidency to a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms in office. However, this appears to be seen as nothing more than a “challenge to overcome” by the Obama administration. According to a Huffington Post article entitled, “Does He Deserve a Third Term? Obama is S.T.U.P.I.D!”, the acronym “STUPID” is supposed to stand for Super Human, Tough, Unequalled, Proactive, Ingeniuous, and Demi-god. Sh...more »

French State Ban Pokemon Go After Putin Exposes ‘CIA Plot’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A French province has banned the Pokemon Go game, following in Russia’s footsteps who say the smartphone game has direct links to the CIA. Fabrice Beauvois, mayor of Bressolles, officially banned the game in his town citing “safety concerns and addiction”. The ban comes amid widespread criticism around the world that the game is not only a danger to public health, but may be part of a sinister surveillance program by the intelligence community. Sputnik news reports: On August 9, mayor of Bressolles Fabrice Beauvois adopted a resolution “prohibiting Pokémon in the Bressolles commune,...more »

Arise, Sir Andy?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
People are castigating various BBC journalists for giving Anjem Choudary a platform. I’m with Pat. Give him as much platform as you can, and let it all hang out. Oh wait. He'll be behind bars for a while.

When Victoria met Owen and Jeremy

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I watched a goodly slice of the Victoria Derbyshire show this morning. I’d heard criticisms of Ms. Derbyshire’s programme on Radio 5 live, (mainly that she was stupid) but I don’t listen to that channel so I come to her T.V. programme with a minimum of baggage. The BBC’s V.D. show is a lightweight magazine type affair, but with serious interludes. It’s an ‘in the background’ type of programme. If it’s on, something might catch your eye, and you might stop what you’re doing for a moment to concentrate. So when I was urged to switch it on today, “because Corbyn and Smith are coming up... more »

More on 'Brexit Street'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Westbury Street mosque *News-watch*'s David Keighley has turned detective and, in a brilliant piece of sleuthing (aided by quite a bit of local knowledge), he's pinned down the exact street that Radio 4's *PM *is using for 'Brexit Street'. He identifies it as Westbury Street. The complaint we've all being making here about 'Brexit Street'... ...(the single unidentified street in Thornaby-on-Tees which Radio 4 is using *for an entire year *to represent the effects of Brexit on what it claims to be a typical Leave-voting street)... ...is that it sounds extremely *un*representative ... more »

French Citizens Vow To Fight ISIS Alone, Saying Govt Let Them Down

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Thousands of French citizens have decided to take the law into their own hands by arming themselves in the fight against ISIS. Citizens have complained that the government in France seem to have completely let them down by not adequately protecting citizens from terrorist attacks. Due to the growing feeling of abandonment by large numbers of the public, a nationalist movement in the Corsica region has formed its own militia, bypassing the regular French army, in order to take on the terrorists in the event of another attack by the Islamic State. Anonhq.com reports: Due to the area’... more »

Japan Reports ‘Hundreds Of Chinese Ships’ Near Disputed Islands

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Japanese authorities have released a video showing hundreds of Chinese ships sailing around the disputed South China Sea islands, sparking fears of a military confrontation between the two nations. Just one week after Japan complained that a fleet of 300 Chinese vessels near the disputed territory of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea infringed upon Japan’s sovereignty, China have been captured on camera yet again sailing warships around the contentious territory in what can only be described as an act of provocation. Zerohedge.com reports: The video, which was shot from ins... more »

One Million Children In Thailand Meditate For World Peace

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Over 5,000 schools in Thailand have joined forces in order to hold one of the largest joint meditation projects in the world. One million children gathered in the Phra Shammakaya temple earlier this year in order to meditate “for world peace”. Every year, a project called “V-Star Change The World” brings school children to this Buddhist temple in Thailand for a day of meditation, while the western media completely ignore the phenomenon. In5d.com reports: Meditation only works for the individual with inner peace, not for greedy and corrupt people; they have no heart and no soul, not... more »

Turkey Threaten Migrant Wave Into Europe Unless Visa-free Travel Granted

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Turkey have threatened Europe with a huge wave of refugees unless the European Union (EU) grant all Turkish citizens visa-free travel by this October. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned a German newspaper that Turkey would not hesitate in opening up their borders to allow Middle Eastern migrants to flood into Europe, if Turkey’s new demands are not met. Aljazeera.com reports: His comments in Bild’s Monday edition coincided with rising tensions between Ankara and the West that have been exacerbated by a failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15. Turkey is incensed by wh... more »

US Government To Relinquish Control Of Internet By October 1

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The U.S. government is preparing to hand over full control of the Internet to international authorities in just under two months, allowing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to decide the future of the web for the first time in the Internet’s history. The Department of Commerce will finalize the transition on October 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling confirmed on Tuesday. Washingtonexaminer.com reports: The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable lang...more »

London Underground Sexual Assault’s Increase By 41 Per Cent

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Police have reported a huge spike in the number of sexual assaults being reported on the London Underground network, saying that 1,961 violent and sex crimes were recorded across the network in the first six months of this year. The latest figures from the British Transport Police represents a 41 per cent increase compared with the same period last year, when 1,389 similar crimes were recorded. Standard.co.uk reports: Police stressed officers were working hard to tackle all forms of violent and sex crime on the Tube and DLR network. A BTP spokesman said a rise in the number of sexu... more »

Iraq’s Use Of Chemical Weapons In Iran-Iraq War And Their Western Origin

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
Several western countries and companies assisted Iraq when it set out to build its chemical weapons programs in the 1970s. A decade later when Baghdad would use those systems in the Iran-Iraq War, those same nations were largely quiet giving their implicit support to Iraq. The press however was quite active in uncovering where Iraq’s WMD came from. Two years into the Iran-Iraq War the Iraqi government began turning to chemical weapons. After quick victories in the opening months of the conflict, Saddam Hussein made the strategic mistake of halting offensive operations and attempt... more »

Russian Bombers Destroy 150 ISIS Terrorists In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
For the second day in a row, Russian long-range bombers delivered airstrikes in Syria taking off from the Hamadan Airbase in Iran. According to the MoD, the assault by Su-34 tactical bombers eliminated at least 150 extremists in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zor province. Russia used the Iranian air base to bomb terrorists for first time on Tuesday, August 16 when six long-range Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and a group of Su-34 tactical bombers took off from Hamadan to attack ISIS and Al-Nusra Front facilities in Aleppo, Deir-ez-Zor and Idlib provinces. RT reports: A deployment of Sukhoi Su-34 (NAT... more »

KurdIShIS, KurdIShIS, KurdIShIS- US Backed Kurds Let ISIS Leave Manbij

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*So many examples of Kurd/ISIS Symbiosis over the years..* *US Backed Kurds Let ISIS Leave Manbij- So much for the great battle.* *What really went on in Manbij? Ethnic Cleansing- Displacing the populace- Land Grabbing* *-The militants' convoy left the town after being guaranteed safe passage by the SDF.* *- The militants left the city on Friday while being monitored by US drones, the same day when the US Department of Defense announced that the liberation of Manbij was in its final stages.* *- The liberation of Manbij was announced by the Pentagon on Saturday* * I've said this s... more »

Monstrous California Wildfire Drives Over 80,000 From Homes

CHRISTOPHER WEBER at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: U.S. Forest Service firefighters stage before getting their assignment to cover a wildfire falls near the Cajon Pass in California, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. The fire forced the shutdown of a section of Interstate 15, the main highway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, leaving commuters stranded for hours. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)] SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- California’s newest huge wildfire advanced on thousands of homes Wednesday, feeding on drought-stricken vegetation and destroying an untold number of structures as it expanded to nearly 47 square miles. Flam... more »

Obama Administration Reconsiders "First Use" Policy for Nuclear Weapons

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
The Obama Admin. is reconsidering the wisdom of a first use nuclear weapons policy. However, Japan and other hawkish entities are resisting this move: Jesse Johnson. August 17, 2016. Cold War relic or necessary evil? U.S. ‘no first use’ nuclear proposal stirs divisions in Asia. The Japan Times, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/08/17/national/cold-war-relic-necessary-evil-u-s-no-first-use-nuclear-proposal-stirs-divisions-asia/#.V7Rx9aKYK5o Tokyo has expressed concerns over any move by the U.S. to adopt such a policy, reportedly calling it “unacceptable” from a Japanese security ... more »

The Pivot Has Come-- But, Predictably, In The Wrong Direction

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
By last February, long before it was no longer tenable for even Trump to keep clinging to Manafort-- now exposed as a well-paid operative of Vladimir Putin's-- Glenn Beck was routinely accusing the Breitbart website of being an arm of the Trump campaign and, according to RightWingWatch.org likening its executive chairman, Steve Bannon, to Hitler's propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Referring to Bannon as "a horrible, despicable human being," Beck speculated that Bannon was either angling to become President Trump's chief of staff or is hoping to turn himself "into the next Roger Ailes... more »

Portable Homework Station and After School Routine Printable

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsGoLALA** #CollectiveBias* There is a part of back to school I don't look forward to. Homework. On good nights, it is usually just busy work, on bad nights it is a huge fight to get it done. Homework is one the biggest stresses of the school year for our family, so we try to do everything we can to make sure that after school goes as smoothly as possible. The two biggest things that have made the biggest difference for our family is our after school routine and our a porta... more »

Trump Campaign Manager May Have Illegally Sneaked Millions for Ukraine to Influence U.S. Policy

JEFF HORWITZ & DESMOND BUTLER at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: APExchange] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump’s campaign chairman helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012, and did so in a way that effectively obscured the... more »

Not Much Wind In Norway

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood We’ve been discussing interconnectors with Norway, as a way of getting “clean, cheap, reliable energy”, according to a letter in today’s Telegraph from the Norwegian Wind Energy Association. Much of the UK’s offshore wind industry is operated by Statoil and Statkraft, the state owned energy companies. It may come as […]

UK tribunal orders release of data from controversial chronic fatigue syndrome study

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A tribunal in the UK has rejected an appeal by Queen Mary University of London, who sought to reverse a previous order that they release data from a controversial 2011 paper in The Lancet about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The decision is one in a long series of judgments about the so-called PACE trial, which reported […] The post UK tribunal orders release of data from controversial chronic fatigue syndrome study appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Hillary sicker than you think?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Dont know, but she sure is keeping a low profile.

Are Turkey and the US on the verge of Nuclear War?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Lots of chatter about Turkey wanting the nukes at the US base. Whats going on?

The Latest: Decathlon, Ping-Pong, Ticket-Scalping and More

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this June 11, 2015 file photo, Patrick Hickey, the head of the European Olympic Committee speaks during a news conference on the eve of the opening of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Rio de Janeiro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Hickey accused of scalping tickets for the Summer Games. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 10:55 a.m. China’s defending Olympic taekwondo champion Jingyu Wu has advanced into the quarterfinals of the competition at t... more »

Judge Grants Restraining Order Against Pipeline Protesters

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2016, file photo, Native Americans protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in southern North Dakota. Dakota Access, developers of a multi-billion, four-state oil pipeline, filed a federal lawsuit Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault II and other protesters asking a judge to order protesters in North Dakota to stop interfering with the project. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File)] BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge is ordering protesters in North Dakota not to inte... more »

Whither Liz?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Ever since the Green Party adopted a resolution to support the BDS movement, there has been lots of speculation about Elizabeth May's future. Gerry Caplan has suggested that she should consider running for the leadership of the New Democratic Party. But Susan Delacourt suggests she may join the Liberal fold: No leader wants to be seen walking away from a party in anger, of course — and May is a smart politician. It doesn’t strengthen her negotiating hand to present herself as a leader at odds with her own people. But she is. She called herself “broken-hearted” in the interview wit... more »

As Crackdown Continues, Turkey to Release 38,000 to Make Room for Coup Prisoners

SUZAN FRASER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: A pedestrian passes under a Turkish flag in Istanbul, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Turkish authorities have prepared an official request for the temporary arrest of United States-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen over his alleged involvement in the coup attempt on July 15, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said Saturday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey issued a decree Wednesday paving the way for the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners, the justice minister said -- an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for thou... more »

The Economy: "A Black Day in Monetary History"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"A Black Day in Monetary History"* by Bill Bonner "Last night, we tossed and turned in bed like a crazy person with a fever. Sunday was clear and hot. In the evening, we went to the 19th-century church in Montmorillon for a concert. Bach, Schubert, Mozart- all were performed on the big organ in back of the church, accompanied by a clarinettist. *Fortissimo thunder: *The organ is about 30 feet off the ground. It is set on a wooden platform, ornately carved, and cantilevered out into the church so that it is over the heads of the people sitting in the rearmost pews. It is built of ... more »

"It's Worth It..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"No one's place in this world is guaranteed. Not everyone is going to get a happy ending. But life isn't about how it ends. It's about the moments between. It's about the small things. The way our loved ones laugh. The sight of a butterfly in the sunlight after a year or two in the darkness. The love and support of an old friend. They might not be with us in body, but they are with us in spirit. The feeling of something we'd thought lost to us forever returned in a single, life-changing moment. Yes, that is simple, even though it might be momentous to us as individuals. Because eve... more »

Greg Hunter, “Ellen Brown- Cascade of Derivative Defaults Would Bring Everything Down”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Ellen Brown- * *Cascade of Derivative Defaults Would Bring Everything Down”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Public banking expert Ellen Brown thinks big banks will be saved from a coming calamity at the expense of the little people. Brown explains, “I think the big banks won’t go down. They are protected by the bail-ins, which we haven’t yet seen in the U.S., but we’ve seen them in Europe starting in Italy. They did them starting last year. There were four small banks that got bailed-in, they took deposit accounts where they got some interest, and they were called bond holders.... more »

Russia to U.S.: Join Us or We’ll Join Your Enemies

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Syria_perr__1471440428_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia’s use of an Iranian air base to bomb targets in Syria sends a message to Washington as it weighs a military partnership with Moscow: Join us or we’ll look to your enemies. Tuesday’s missions were unprecedented.... more »

UN to Examine Allegations It Let Sudan Soldiers Attack, Rape Aid Workers

JUSTIN LYNCH at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 7: U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, gestures while speaking during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, not shown, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on July 7, 2016 in Beijing, China. The U.N. Secretary General is on a visit to China from July 6-10. (Photo by Mark Schiefelbein-Pool/Getty Images)] JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- The United Nations secretary-general is launching an independent investigation into allegations that U.N. peacekeepers did not respond to prevent multiple cases of abuse and sexual violence against civilians and foreign... more »

Doing the right thing: Authors pull psych review after finding inaccuracies

Michael Koziol at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Two psychology researchers are retracting a meta-analysis after discovering errors they believe may affect the conclusions. We’re giving this a “doing the right thing” nod, as last author Pankaj Patel of Villanova University in Pennsylvania contacted us about his plan to retract the paper, and resubmit for publication once he and co-author Sherry Thatcher — at the University […] The post Doing the right thing: Authors pull psych review after finding inaccuracies appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Russians and Mr Robot

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Now do not get me wrong Mr Putin is no Jimmy Carter he is more like Nixon on drugs a throwback leader where strength is all thug However in this Alice in Wonderland we have a dilemma why is Edward Snowden exiled in Siberia for the crime of merely pulling back the curtain and proving what everyone knew was certain Case in point the NSA hack Edward points out its another blowback for using Russia as the bogyman for all the times the USA crosses the line in the sand. *this leak looks like a somebody sending a message that an escalation in the attribution game could get messy fast.* Bonus... more »

Baby its not Cold outside

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
One of my guilty pleasures is listening to right wing radio. Michael Savage is really good and unpredictable, Rush Limbaugh has a real talent for shaping the charge. Both deny climate change and repeat over and over the planet is not getting hotter. I would love to know what is the reason for their refusal to bow to the facts?

Relatives: Milwaukee Man Killed by Police Carried Gun for Self-Defense After Being Shot

TODD RICHMOND at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: This undated photo provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff shows Sylville K. Smith. Smith, whose killing by police touched off rioting in Milwaukee, was shot by a black officer after turning toward him with a gun in his hand, the police chief said Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, as Wisconsin's governor put the National Guard on standby against any further violence on the city's mostly black north side.] MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The man killed in a police shooting that sparked two nights of violence in Milwaukee suffered from cognitive and mental health issues, and he carried a gun because h... more »

Not ‘The Man Upstairs’: Your View of God Matters

Dudley Hall at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: viewofGod] I suppose it is because some Christians don't want to be offensive that they seem hesitant to disclose the name of God. They prefer terms like "a higher power," or the "the man upstairs" instead of God or Jesus. I... more »

Child Rape Case Inspires Lawmaker to Fight Philadelphia’s Sanctuary City Policy

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: iStock_39973360_MEDIUM__1471438412_71.164.139.145] An illegal immigrant living in Philadelphia has been charged with raping a child, spurring opponents of the city's "sanctuary" policy to use his arrest to bolster their argument that such practices leave dangerous criminals on the streets. Pennsylvania state Rep.... more »

On Marriage, the GOP Platform is Solid. The Democrats Just Don’t Care.

Maggie Gallagher at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Marriage, Bride and Groom, Wedding, Just Married, Beach, Sunset] The Republican and Democratic platforms drafted and approved in the last few weeks by the Party faithful in Cleveland and Philly are not exactly governing action plans. They will not tell you what a candidate will do or not do... more »

Kurds Take More Ground From ISIS in Iraq

SUSANNAH GEORGE & BALINT SZLANKO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Mideast Iraq_perr__1471436989_71.164.139.145] QARQASHAH, Iraq (AP) -- The Kurdish fighters huddled in an abandoned home on the edge of Qarqashah, one of a dozen villages east of Mosul that was captured from the Islamic State group this week in operations aimed at laying... more »

Zephyr Teachout Challenges Billionaire Political Puppeteer And Hedge Fund Crook Paul Singer To A NY-19 Debate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
This video is unbelievably great and awesome and I've never seen anything like it and it makes me so damn proud that Blue America endorsed Zephyr Teachout on the same day she announced she was running for Congress in the Hudson Valley/Catskills district Chris Gibson is leaving. Please watch the clip. Zephyr actually challenges one of the ruthless hedge fund managers underwriting the campaign of a puppet Republican opponent to a debate. She'll debate Faso too of course, but she wants to debate Republican billionaire and puppet-master Paul Singer. Karoli Kuns, the managing editor o... more »

California Wildfire Forces Over 82,000 To Evacuate Their Homes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Over 82,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes in San Bernardino County, California, due to threats posed by a rapidly spreading wildfire east of Los Angeles. Homeowners run toward the flames of the #bluecutfire in an attempt to retrieve belongings @sbsun @RickSforza pic.twitter.com/5Shqs9TouQ — Sarah Alvarado (@sarahalvarado) August 17, 2016 The governor of California, Jerry Brown, declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as around 34,500 buildings were being threatened. Press TV reports: The wildfire, which began on Tuesday in Southern California’s Cajon Pass, has so ...more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Based upon Sicario and Prisoners this should be good.

Ground Zero: Meme Spirited/Neural Programming/CFR- w Jay Dyer

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Started in listening to this show from Ground Zero, host Clyde Lewis.* *He opened the show talking about a "public service announcement" from the CFR. Yup that CFR!* *The globalist agenda pushing Council on Foreign Relations, CFR. This definitely caught my attention. * *The concept of memes*. *Implanted ideas*.* Narrative prep.* Concepts touched on here.* In fact today's previous post, as well as one from yesterday, touched again, on that point: Destabilizing Turkey:"Roll of the Dice” to Have US Nukes at Incirlik & Nukes at Incirlik: Congressional Briefing - Power? Blockade?* *Let... more »

Why the Opioid Epidemic Matters this Election

KATHLEEN RONAYNE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Why It _perr (1)__1471434790_71.164.139.145] CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- THE ISSUE: More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying from an opioid overdose every... more »

Oklahoma Man Accused of Killing Neighbor He Thought was Muslim, But was Actually Christian

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Tulsa Neighbor Shot_perr__1471436088_71.164.139.145] TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma man suspected of fatally shooting a male neighbor was accused of harassing and shouting anti-Muslim slurs at the man’s family, who are actually Christians from Lebanon, and of trying to run over the man’s... more »

Coffee increases life’s quality

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
[image: coffee] This little graph above correlating rising coffee consumption with rising quality of life [hat tip Karl Sharro] prompts me to repost a little piece I researched and posted some years ago: *'Making the Genius Quicker': A Complete Hiftory of Man According to Hif Divers Delightf (Part Two)* * Strong is a king who destroys all, stronger still is a woman who obtains all, but strongest is wine, which drowns reason. Stronger still, however, is Truth and I who speak it.~ *Umberto Eco, from his novel *The **Island** of the Day Before* So, to summarise (from Par... more »

China Sides With Russia In Syria Bringing “Aid & Military Training”

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
China is about to get involved in the ‘Syria conflict’ Beijing is seeking closer military ties to Damascus and wants to “play a larger role” in the Syrian crisis. The training of Syrian personal by Chinese instructors has been discussed and it has been agreed that the Chinese military will provide humanitarian aid to Syria, a high-ranking People’s Liberation Army officer said. RT reports: Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission, Guan Youfei, arrived in Damascus on Tuesday for talks with Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim ... more »

Is Trump a Modern Cyrus?

Dudley Hall at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Trump Cyrus - 900] It was the 6th century B.C., and God's people, the Israelites, had been in exile for almost 70 years. They had broken covenant with their God, but God had promised to show them mercy and restore them. Their Babylonian conquerors... more »

French Leaders Back Ban on Muslim Bathing Suit After Terrorist Attacks

ANGELA CHARLTON at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: France Swimwear_perr__1471433775_71.164.139.145] PARIS (AP) -- France’s Socialist prime minister is expressing support for local bans of burkinis, saying the swimwear is based on the “enslavement of women” and therefore incompatible with French values. The burkini, a wetsuit-like garment that covers the torso,... more »

Liz Cheney Wins Primary for US House Seat Her Father Held

BEN NEARY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Election Wyoming_perr__1471433008_71.164.139.145] CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, swept to victory in a crowded race for the Republican nomination for Wyoming’s lone seat in the U.S. House -- a post once held by her father.... more »

Trump Shakes Up Inner Circle, Taps New Campaign CEO from Breitbart

JILL COLVIN & JULIE PACE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 20724485306_26e4ca01b4_k] TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has slipped in the polls in recent weeks, has shaken up his campaign again. The billionaire real estate mogul is bringing in Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News as chief executive... more »

Rothschild: World Is Under Greatest Financial Experiment In History

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
British investment banker Lord Rothschild says that the world is seeing the greatest monetary policy experiment in history. Massive amounts of quantitative easing, negative yields on government debt and low interest rates have put the world in the midst of the biggest financial experiment in history. The chairman of RIT Capital Partners and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family, Lord Jacob Rothschild, says that we are in “uncharted waters” with many risks facing the global economy. RT reports: “The six months under review have seen central bankers continuing what is su... more »

Red Warrior Camp Frontline Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 18 hours ago
Photo credit Natalie Hand RED WARRIOR CAMP – FRONTLINE OF DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE PROTEST August 16, 2016 CANNONBALL, North Dakota -- Several hundred water protectors from native nations and their allies have converged on the Dakota Plains Access Pipeline construction site near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The Red Warrior Camp was established near the site to

US Embassy, UN Criticized for Lack of Action in Sudan as Americans Tortured and Raped

Russ Read at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: 6426704677_b86c8d5739_b] A contingent of United Nations peacekeepers and the U.S. embassy failed to respond to multiple calls for help from a group of aid workers under attack in South Sudan, according to an Associated Press report published Monday. The assault on the... more »

THAAD Speech at Seoul Rally

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Excerpts from my speech about THAAD at the big rally on August 14 in Seoul and follow-up interview with Coop TV. At the end of the talk I shared information about the Global Network's October 1-8 Keep Space for Peace Week of local actions around the world. I invited the audience to consider organizing anti-THAAD events during that period of time and then I presented our poster to one of the leaders from the Seongju village.

Olympic Fun

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Since I missed all the Olympics while in Korea I found this piece to be quite a laugh. Years ago at an international peace conference in Greece I learned that the Olympics were originally founded as a disarmament policy. Each year the winner of the Greek city-state games had to go home and tear down the walls surrounding their city. Wouldn't it be great if the cumulative winner of the Olympics these days had to go home and totally disarm!? If that was the case the US likely wouldn't be spending alot of time and energy trying to get Russia banned from the games. Bruce

Hornsea Project Two Gets Go Ahead

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood When complete, the windfarm will deliver up to 1,800 megawatts of low carbon electricity to around 1.8 million UK homes. The windfarm would create up to 1,960 construction jobs and 580 operational and maintenance jobs. If built to the full capacity, the investment would total around £6bn providing a great opportunity […]

Nukes at Incirlik: Congressional Briefing - Power? Blockade?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
*I'm having a bit of difficulty accepting the continued fear mongering narrative regarding nukes and Incirlik airbase - What's the real situation with these bombs? What about the blockade? What about the power situation? Took the time to search this morning and from all reports I could find there is presently no blockade of Incirlik. The power has been on since July 23/2016. And the nukes according to a report to congress are quite safe. These nuclear bombs are very cumbersome- 12 feet long and heavy.* *The information below confirms my suspicions that a specific narrative is being ... more »

Firewall: In Defense of the Nation State

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago

U.S. Military Officials: 'There Are 100,000 Iran-Backed Fighters Now In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
AFP *FOX News:* *US officials: Up to 100,000 Iran-backed fighters now in Iraq* As many as 100,000 Iranian-backed Shiite militia are now fighting on the ground in Iraq, according to U.S. military officials -- raising concerns that should the Islamic State be defeated, it may only be replaced by another anti-American force that fuels further sectarian violence in the region. The ranks have swelled inside a network of Shiite militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. Since the rise of Sunni-dominated ISIS fighters inside Iraq more than two years ago, the Shiite forces have gr... more »

China To Provide Military Aid And Training To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) © Damir Sagolj / Reuters *RT:* *China ‘to provide aid, enhance military training’ in Syria – top army official* Beijing and Damascus have agreed that the Chinese military will provide humanitarian aid to Syria, a high-ranking People's Liberation Army officer said, adding that the training of Syrian personnel by Chinese instructors has also been discussed. Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China's Central Military Commission, Guan Youfei, arrived in Damascus on Tuesday for talks with Syrian Defense Mi... more »

Debunking Scandinavia Envy

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 19 hours ago
Fact of the day: "Danish-Americans have a measured living standard about 55 percent higher than the Danes in Denmark. Swedish-Americans have a living standard 53 percent higher than the Swedes, and Finnish-Americans have a living standard 59 percent higher than those back in Finland."


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* *1 in 5 New York companies say they're hiring fewer people because of Obamacare* We might have less than 10 years left to save bananas Dubai is building the world's first hotel with its own rainforest — here's what it's like inside Is this to compensate for the deforestation involved in all their other projects? Or, more likely, is it to give the impression they give a damn? Soros Hack Reveals Plot Behind Europe's Refugee Crisis; Media Funding And Manipulation; Cash For "Social Justice" These US Senators Are Actually Trying to Stop The Government From Doing ... more »

How pop science manipulates with the status of the Schrödinger equation

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
In a blog post, Sean Carroll says that you should love or respect the Schrödinger equation and you should appreciate that the Schrödinger equation may be applied in a wider range of situations, not just in the non-relativistic of mechanics of point-like particles. I agree with these two points. You could wonder why Sean Carroll hasn't written down the simple sentence in the first paragraph of this blog post and instead, added some three pages of redundant text. Well, it's because he needed to keep the percentage of misconceptions and distortions well above 50%, just like in almos... more »

NASA Successfully Eliminates the 1998 El Nino

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://climatechangedispatch.com/nasa-successfully-eliminates-the-1998-el-nino/ From Climate Change Dispatch: Has anyone looked at the recent National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS) Surface Temperature Analysis? A chart of it was used in a recent Australian Broadcasting Company debate on global warming to make the case that surface temperatures […]

WikiLeaks to Loretta Lynch: Letting Clinton Off Means DOJ Needs to End Case Against WikiLeaks

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about a national effort to crack down on Medicare fraud during a press conference at the Department of Justice on June 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. Federal law enforcement agencies joined forces to track down nearly $712 million in Medicare fraud.] An attorney for WikiLeaks sent a Tuesday letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch arguing that the precedent established by the refusal of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to prosecute Hillary Clinton means the agency should drop its criminal investigation of WikiLeaks and Julian... more »

Marines Troll Girls’ Sports Teams for Combat Jobs. They Should Take a Lesson from the Olympics.

Jude Eden at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Girls Basketball High School Military Marines - 900] Maybe the Marine high command should take a break from their busy work of social re-engineering and enjoy the final week of the Olympics. They might learn something about men and women the rest of us take for granted. The first thing... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 19 hours ago
*Backwater flooding defies easy explanation; video shows Bayou Manchac flowing in opposite direction ~Amy Wold, Advocate * *More areas approved for federal disaster assistance ~WWL*

The One People: The Onion Earth & Hillary's Littering Habit

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
Yesterday on the One People show we ran through a myriad of topics, political, main stream media news, financial and the ever present WTF Effects that have appeared in the past week. We asked the big questions: - Should the FBI charge Hillary for Littering? .... you know, considering the amount of bodies that just seem to appear in her wake. - Will Mermaids now appear in the Bible, since they are in the Torah and Talmud? - Will Obama institute Martial Law across the US in order to delay the Elections? - Is the Earth Hollow? Flat? A Russian Stacking Doll- or... more »

‘New Nationalism’ Amounts to Generic White Identity Politics

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: In this Aug. 1, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event in Columbus, Ohio.] To listen to both his defenders and critics, Donald Trump represents the U.S. version of a new nationalism popping up around the world. I’m not so sure. In a fairly representative analysis, Politico‘s Michael Hirsh explained the “new nationalism” as... more »

‘Pleading The Hillary’: Assange Demands Same Treatment From DOJ

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Julian Assange says the Department of Justice (DoJ) investigation of Hillary Clinton “set a new standard” and the WikiLeaks founder is now demanding the precedents set by the DoJ should be applied to their never ending case against him. Assange appeared on CNN’s The Lead on Monday via video link from the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been exiled since 2012. “Our D.C. lawyers are delivering a letter tomorrow to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking her to explain why it is that the now six-year-long national security and criminal investigation being run against WikiLeaks,...more »

Is China About To Cross President Obama's 'Red Lines'In The South China Sea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang *Daily Caller*: *China Could Be About To Stomp All Over Obama’s Red Line* *China may soon cross President Barack Obama’s red line and attempt to dramatically alter the status quo in the South China Sea.* Since the ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague last month, China has been eager to reassert its dominance in the South China Sea. C... more »

The Emperor Julian and the last stand of the old gods (331 - 363)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*Related: Emperor Julian On The Social Value of Reading The Classics.* *An excerpt from, "The Emperor Julian and the Jews" By Michael Adler, The Jewish Quarterly Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Jul., 1893), pg. 592: * "But, whatever be the opinion held upon Julian's attitude toward the Christians, all are unanimous in asserting his great friendship towards his Jewish subjects. His well-known attempt to rebuild the Temple has brought his name into honourable connection with Israel's history, which has nothing but the highest terms of praise and gratitude to bestow upon this heathen Emperor. ... more »

Americans Beg Queen Elizabeth To ‘Take America Back’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 »

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