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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

18 August - Blogs I'm Following

China's Nuclear Future

1:00 pm MDT

Akwesasne Supports Standing Rock: Will Shut Down International Bridge if People Harmed

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 minutes ago
Akwesasne territory supporting STANDING ROCK. Message : If our people in STANDING ROCK are harmed we will shut down the international bridge AND the International Seaway. Fires lit also across the land in other territories. We will send delegation for STANDING ROCK support in Washington August 24, 2016. On this day we had meeting and are in action 8-18-2016 with

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: The "Wounded Syrian Boy In Orange Seat" Story Is A FRAUD! MORE Fraud War Propaganda For Public Sympathy

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 minutes ago
I received an email from a friend earlier today asking me my opinion on all of the flurry suddenly appearing all over the Jew spew media about a young Syrian boy that apparently was pulled out of the rubble in what the liars in the media is the "aftermath" of a Syrian government airstrike..... I began to look over the photos and the propaganda stories pushed out by the liars in the media and how they are now claiming that this was an "atrocity" committed by the Syrian government and that "something must be done" to "halt the carnage in Aleppo". Knowing that the US is indeed desper... more »

Donald Trump: The New American Future, Charlotte, NC 8/18/16....

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 20 minutes ago
Donald at 41:20 - Powerful!!! #NeverTrumpers - please tell me your objections. Donald Trump: "I will always tell you the truth." "We're gong to take care of our veterans." "In the world I come form if something if broken, you fix it,." "America First" "I will never lie to you" 'My only interest is the American people."

11 Natural Tricks for Insomnia

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 49 minutes ago
Today’s post is sponsored by Natrol, but my love for their melatonin is all my own! I am not a great sleeper. As a total night owl, sometimes I struggle to fall asleep until 3 or 4 in the morning every night, which ends up messing up the next day too. People are always suggesting sleeping pills to me, but I feel but better using natural ways to get to sleep. These are my favorite. *Meditation*- Meditation has been shown to improve sleep cycles when used right before bed. Focusing on the positive and deep breathing can help clear your mind for rest. *Notebook*- Often times peo... more »

Another Day, Another High Profile Republican Dissing Mr. Trumpanzee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 52 minutes ago
*This was last year; it's even worse for Republicans now* Rosario Marín was appointed the 41st Treasurer of the United States by George W. Bush. Born in Mexico City, the daughter of a factory worker, she became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1984, joined the Republican Party and exactly a decade later was elected to the Huntington Park city council, the first Hispanic ever elected to that office and was later elected mayor by the council. She was the highest ranking Latina in the Bush Administration. She left the Bush administration to run for the U.S. Senate against Barbara Boxer in... more »

It's Not Easy Being Green...

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 hour ago
... So it was therefore somewhat miraculous that CNN broke into its regular programming of all things Trump and Terror in order to bring the viewing audience an hour and a half of Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka, who are running at the top of the Green Party presidential ticket. In prime time, no less. In case you missed it, here's the entire clip of Wednesday night's town hall: It's a testament to the utter meaninglessness of Hillary Clinton's high standing in the polls that her surrogates are going after Stein with a viciousness not seen since, oh I don't know.... the Bernie Sander... more »

#RPGaDay Day 18: Best Innovation RPG Groups Could Benefit From

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
While there's a number of technical innovations possible, one innovation in the legal space I'd like to see is a revision of copyright law. Currently US copyright law appears to be based around the proposition that "Steamboat Willie" can never enter the public domain. Though it'll never happen, I'd love to see a major reduction in copyright law. Once upon a time the term of a copyright maxed out at 28 years. If that were the case today, any RPG written prior to 1988 would be in the public domain. This wouldn't stop Wizards of the Coast from having a copyright to new incarnations ... more »

Canadians Demand Action to Get the Gore Out of Our Faces

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 2 hours ago
Abortion is a legal, common, safe -- and except in the tiny minds of a tiny minority -- ordinary medial procedure. For the tiny minds, however, it is "killing" and they want it stopped. To that end, some groups -- most notably the Fetal Gore Porn Gang, aka Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform -- will go to any lengths, including endangering drivers, scaring children, and disgusting just about everyone with their antics. Some towns and cities have stood up to the gore-meisters. Others have caved, in fear of being taken to court over "free speech." Well, Canadians are sick of the g... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 2 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* The supposed NSA 'hack' is unlike anything we've ever seen before Another deadly virus is poised to go global ISIS recruits know nearly nothing about Islam House Republicans have a plan to nail Clinton for perjury An 18-year study of bees finally sheds light on something that may be wiping them out Trump's strategy to attack Obama's foreign policy appears to be helping Hillary Clinton Edward Snowden Explains The Historic NSA Hack: "This Escalation Could Get Messy Fast" Obama Wants A Third Term And This Is How He Could Make It Happen An oil tanker carrying 900,0... more »

Clinton Can’t Escape Her Emails, but Still has Edge on Trump

Ken Thomas & Lisa Lerer at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with media as she meets with law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton can’t seem to escape her use of a private email server as she runs for president. But faced with the choice of Donald Trump, voters seem willing to tolerate the questions it raises about... more »

Trump Makes First Battleground State Ad Buys

Steve Peoples & Julie Bykowicz at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BB&T Center, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new brain trust in place, Donald Trump on Thursday moved to invest nearly $5 million in battleground state advertising as the Republican presidential contender took modest steps to address daunting challenges in the states that will... more »

North Korean Propaganda Via Through YouTube Stars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair:* *YouTube Stars Are Now Being Used for North Korean Propaganda* *British vlogger Louis Cole just wants to focus on the positive things about one of the world’s most oppressive nations.* Lots of strange things happen on YouTube. Rashomon-like retellings of the same birthday party, over and over again. People eating candy and calling it entertainment. Casey Couture. But right now, something especially strange is happening on Google’s great video platform, something I never thought I’d see, and yet probably should have seen coming: a popular YouTuber is... more »

U.S. State Dept. Confirms $400 Million Iran Cash Payment Was Contingent On Release of Prisoners

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Politico:* *State Dept. confirms $400 million Iran payment conditioned on hostage release* Republicans are claiming vindication after the State Department confirmed on Thursday that the United States conditioned the release of a $400 million cash payment to Iran on the departure of American prisoners from Tehran. At a Thursday press briefing, State Department spokesman John Kirby addressed questions about a Wall Street Journal report by explaining that the U.S. held on to the $400 million cash payment until American prisoners were on a plane and safely away from Iran to “retain ... more »

Syria: China and Iran Join Russia in Larger Role

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 3 hours ago
*August 19, 2016* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Several developments this week mark an increase of activity from Syria's allies, Russia, Iran and now China. These include a Russian-Iranian agreement to use Iranian territory to position Russian Tupolev Tu-22M strategic bombers as well as Iranian and Iraqi airspace for both the bombers and Russian cruise missiles to pass through on their way to militant targets in Syria. It also includes China's recent pledge to provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people as well as military support for Syrian government troops in their fight to r... more »

Direct Democracy: An Empowering Solution to the Fake Left-Right Paradigm

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - How does direct democracy work, and why is it better than what we have? The post Direct Democracy: An Empowering Solution to the Fake Left-Right Paradigm appeared first on Waking Times.

Obama Administration Admits $400M to Iran was Contingent on Prisoner Release

Bradley Klapper at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this Oct. 23, 2015 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry, speaks to senior adviser John Kirby before a news conference in Vienna. The State Department says a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on the release of American prisoners. Spokesman Kirby says negotiations over the U.S. returning Iranian money from a decades-old account was conducted separately from the prisoner talks. But he says the U.S. withheld delivery of the cash as leverage until the U.S. citizens had left Iran.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Thursday that a $400 mi... more »

Career Politicians And Payday Lenders-- Once A Comfy, Symbiotic Relationship

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
In his opposition to payday lenders, FL-23 progressive Tim Canova, the law professor taking on the odious Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has been saying that It is immoral to support an industry that makes money by targeting poor communities. Florida has been ground zero in the battle against the plague of pay day lenders and the most paid off members of Congress working for the pay day lenders are Florida's most corrupt politicians. This election cycle, only half a dozen Senate candidates have taken over $10,000 in pay day lender bribes, 6 men with notorious reputations in DC for sell... more »

Schools Matter Welcomes Tim Scott

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
Tim Scott is a social justice educator, critical theorist and social worker who has been a community and union activist and organizer for nearly 20 years. This work has involved holding union leadership and staff positions (lead organizer and field rep); anti-racism work; global justice organizing (“anti-globalization movement”) within international networks resisting IMF/World Bank/free-trade/structural adjustment policies; harm reduction advocacy within LGBTQ networks; resisting US/UN Iraq Sanctions; Single-Payer Health Care organizing; anti-war/Counter Military Recruitment work;... more »

The Price of Powerlessness

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: TEHRAN, IRAN - NOVEMBER 23: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) talks to Iran President Hassan Rouhani (R) during their talks after the end of the third Gas Exporting Countries Forum gas summit November 23, 2015 in Tehran, Iran. The summit is devoted to the assessment of the current situation on the world gas market as well as to the development prospects of the field. (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON -- This week Russian bombers flew out of Iranian air bases to attack rebel positions in Syria. The State Department pretended not to be surprised. It should ... more »

EPA Defies Law Requiring Verdict On Whether Biofuels Work

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Biofuels - 900] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are ignoring a federal law requiring them to report to Congress and the public whether biofuels are helping or harming the environment, a government watchdog reported Thursday. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program "is a... more »

Scientists May Have Found a Safer Alternative to Morphine

Craig Boudreau at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Morphine - 900] Scientists have discovered a new drug that could replace morphine and doesn't have the potentially lethal side effects. Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) discovered "PZM21? has the same pain relieving qualities of morphine, without the medical risks,... more »

BREAKING: The Thunderclap That Was!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 4 hours ago
*THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016Landlord saves the day:* On Monday evening, a thunderclap blew out our connectivity *and* our TV set. This morning, ComCast couldn't solve the connectivity problem. Our landlord just came by and did, though even he couldn't save the TV. In many ways, denial of access to cable news has been a bit of a treat. Suddenly, it was 1980 again. What was wrong with that? At any rate: Over the past few days, we've worked on a series of posts about Amy Chozick's recent campaign bio of Hillary Clinton. The piece appeared in last Thursday's New York Times. Assuming th... more »

Friday Morning Ramble, 19.8.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: Joyce] In 2005, the Fifth Labour Government stopped charging interest on student loans. It was a superb decision in political expediency. It was historically the country’s second-biggest electoral bribe. But has it improved tertiary outcomes? *Decade of Debt: The Cost of Interest-free Student Loans* – NZ INITIATIVE “I utterly resent religious people imposing their views on me via legislation - especially as pathetically expressed as these are.” *Anti-voluntary euthanasia submitters overwhelm* – LINDSAY MITCHELL He helped transform a quality paper into an unreadable rag, ... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago

Brazilian Police Release Security Video, Say US Swimmers Were Not Robbed

Mauricio Savarese, Peter Prengaman, Luis Andres Henao at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time after a men' 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Brazilian police official told The Associated Press that Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and that the intoxicated athletes instead vandalized a gas station bathroom and were que... more »

Cardinal Wuerl on the Message of Ben-Hur

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Jesus - 900] Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, recently provided commentary on the new remake of Ben-Hur. In particular, Cardinal Wuerl offers insight on a scene called "Judah helps Jesus," which details Judah Ben-Hur's encounter with the Lord shortly before His crucifixion. Cardinal Wuerl marvels... more »

Glucokinase mutations, diabetic complications, and cardiovascular disease

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 5 hours ago
This is a very interesting study that was posted by Richard Lehman on his BMJ blog a few years ago. It contains much food for thought. People with this mis-sense mutation in the gene that encodes glucokinase (GCK), part of the pancreatic beta cell glucose sensor, basically have their sugar thermostat, their glucostat, set too high. They don't produce insulin in response to blood glucose in the pre-diabetic range. In this study, average HbA1c is 6.9%. But the incidence of insulin resistance, obesity, dyslipdaemia, and hypertension in this population is the same as in the normal contro... more »

Organize Local Events during October 1-8

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Please let us know what and when you plan events during the week of local actions. We'll widely share the list with other groups around the world and the media.

Still More from Korea Trip

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
On August 14, Veterans For Peace members Bruce Gagnon and Will Griffin - on a 3-week peace tour in South Korea - joined a demonstration against the U.S.’ decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in South Korea.

CNN is a Chump Network

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Russian Scholar Stephen Cohen says Donald Trump is being wrongly linked to Putin and criticized because he's trying to end the new Cold War.

Economic News , Data & Views --- August 18 , 2016 ......Quick Hits ......1. Markets & Market Moving News : Asia , Europe and Stock Markets News For Thursday ; US Treasuries Firm Up Today ; Energy News Of Note ; YTD Currency ETF Returns. 2. Spain - Updates On Gov't Formation Talks. 3. Greece News De Jour - Economic Items , Refugees , International Politics In Focus. 4.Turkey Items Of Note For Thursday - Purge Items , Domestic Politics , PKK Violence , International Politics. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 34m 34 minutes ago PBOC Fixes Yuan Reference Rate At 6.6211 (prev 6.6273) *RANsquawk* ‏@RANsquawk 32m 32 minutes ago Current standing in Asia: Nikkei (+0.7%), ASX 200 (+0.4%), KOSPI (+0.1%), TAIEX (+0.5%)..... Happy Friday!!! *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 39m 39 minutes ago BoJ Offer To Buy JPY 1.25tln Worth OF JGBs From Market *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago U.S. stocks end higher as oil prices climb http://on.mktw.net/2bwGupX *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Crude 'Cr... more »

Homeless Shelters Must Accept Gender Identity, or Lose Federal Funding

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: sexual abuse child abuse__1441713702_70.119.142.63] Next month, homeless shelters -- including those for abused women -- could face the loss of federal funds if they use biological sex, not gender identity, when making housing decisions. The 2015 Obama administration policy, which goes into effect in September, has... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 6 hours ago
*Scotland's rare mountain plants disappearing as climate warms, botanists find* *Let us assume that the fieldwork described below is entirely accurate and adequate. Let us also assume that there has been some warming in Scotland and that the warming is having an adverse effect. That still tells us nothing about WHY the warming is happening. Is it local warming or is it anthropogenic global warming? It is NOT anthropogenic global warming. Why? Because there has been none of that this century.So could it be due to the recent warming caused by El Nino? As it happens, no. W... more »

Apache Naelyn Pike's message to Standing Rock Youths

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. Naelyn Pike, Apache, defending Oak Flat Apache Youth Responds to Standing Rock's Call for Support

August 18: A normal day in our world.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
Well, in up-to-the-second news for the irving press, section A has the story that a man accused of break-in will stand trial. Wow! who woulda guessed? There's a big story on an apartmeent development on Main St. It was a big story yesterday, too. There's photo of a man smiling as he holds up a big cheque for charity. In large print on the cheque and on a big sign on the wall, it says President's Choice. (That's not a charity donation. That's a free ad something like the Chamber of Commerce dinner for philanthropist irving.) Then there's a big story about an irving reporter learni... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*Louisiana flooding victims now struggling with where to live ~WWL* *Baton Rouge businesses rail against curfew as airport loses flights, restaurants lose patrons ~Advocate *

Uncontacted Tribes Facing Extinction in Massive Amazonian Forest Fires

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Fires started by illegal loggers are threatening to wipe out uncontacted tribes. The post Uncontacted Tribes Facing Extinction in Massive Amazonian Forest Fires appeared first on Waking Times.

Central Banks Now Selling US Debt at Record Pace

William T. Wilson at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: US Treasury - 900] In the first six months of 2016, foreign central banks sold a net $192 billion in U.S. Treasury bills, notes and bonds. This is more than double the pace from the same time last year. China, Japan and Brazil were the... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 7 hours ago
*Fact check: Clinton, Pence mislead on Indiana education* Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that the Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Mike Pence, “slashed education funding in Indiana.” But Pence claimed he made “record investments in education.” Clinton is wrong, and Pence is misleading. The education budget under Pence would be a “record” in nominal dollars, but in inflation-adjusted dollars, it’s not. However, the numbers don’t show education funding has been “slashed” either: The budgets he has signed increased education funding, even i... more »

Why Is The DCCC Abandoning Blue-Trending Staten Island To The Republicans Again?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
New York's 11th congressional district includes all of Staten Island and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Gravesend. Staten Island residents make up between 70% and 75% of the district's voters. Aside from being New York City's whitest congressional district, it's also the most Italian congressional district in the country. It's a more conservative district that any other in New York City and many people point to it as the Mafia's very own congressional district. That said, Obama still beat Romney there, 110,088 (5... more »

Thunderstorm Show Seen From Above The Clouds: Video

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A plane passenger filmed a thunderstorm show while travelling in the United States. The passenger noticed a thunderstorm outside his window while travelling from DTW to ORD. The spectacular light show in the clouds was filmed in June 2015. A Crazy lightning strike resembling Tyrannosaurus Rex A park ranger working at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizon captured this crazy shot of a lightning strike. Courtesy of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Have you ever seen #lightning make such crazy shapes? This ⚡ bolt looks like a Tyrannosaurus rex getting ready to chomp a form... more »

Censored News Fundraiser August 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Donate to Censored News coverage and crew Great News! Govinda of Earthcycles is on his way to the Dakota Access pipeline defense. Govinda is bringing his live radio equipment and more. Censored News is raising funds Michelle Cook -- Navajo and recent law school graduate -- to assist him with the live broadcast from the camp. Both are on their way to the camp now. Funds for Michelle can

Red Warrior Camp Counters Sheriff's Accusations

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago

Fraudulent Scheme: Dakota Access Pipeline Goes From Tar Sands to Gulf

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Dakota and Lakota at construction site: Standing Rock Watch video: Explanation of scheme to permit alternative pipeline system from Alberta tar sands to Gulf, which Dakota Access is now part of By Brenda Norrell Censored News The Dakota Access Pipeline is part of a new pipeline system that goes all the way from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico. The scheme was carried out in


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
monkey monkey understand me monkey

CIA red spiders

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
they were crawling all over me I have photo evidence but its blocked by reality I will go deep and recover it soon but I am worried cause one of those red spiders bit me am I now a Machiaina candidtat a pasty\ or something elese how knnowxs

Foods Carrying Health Claims Not Much Better Than Those Without

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Natasha Longo* - Foods carrying health claims have only slightly better nutrition profiles than others. The post Foods Carrying Health Claims Not Much Better Than Those Without appeared first on Waking Times.

Uber To Introduce Autonomous Rides In Pittsburgh

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The ride-hailing company Uber will be introducing self-driving cars to its Pittsburgh fleet in the coming weeks. An autonomous vehicle could be summoned at the touch of a smartphone button. For passengers willing to trust the navigational skills of the robotic cars without any human input, the ride would be free. ABC7 reports: The high-tech ride-hailing company said Thursday that an unspecified number of autonomous Ford Fusions with human backup drivers will pick up passengers just like normal Uber vehicles. Riders will be able to opt in if they want a self-driving car, and rides wi...more »

Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Evacuated After Unattended Bag Found

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2 has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspect and unattended bag. A spokesman for Manchester Airport confirmed at 7.50pm Thursday evening that an “unattended bag” had been spotted outside the terminal. Due to an unattended bag being found outside terminal 2, the area has been cordoned off as a precaution, while an investigation takes place — Manchester Airport (@manairport) August 18, 2016 The terminal has been evacuated and cordoned off as a precaution with airport officials asking people to leave the area and keep away from windows and gla... more »

Five more retractions for researcher who sued PubPeer commenters brings tally to 18

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
A cancer researcher who tried to sue PubPeer commenters for criticizing his work has earned five more retractions, bringing his total to 18. All of the new retractions for Fazlul Sarkar, formerly based at Wayne State University in Michigan, appear in the International Journal of Cancer. All cite an institutional investigation, and relate to issues with images. […] The post Five more retractions for researcher who sued PubPeer commenters brings tally to 18 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Little Boy Rescued From Rubble? Coincidentally "White Helmets" Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*This is the latest heart tugging news story, out of Aleppo? * *The child was rescued from rubble. So it is claimed? * *Except we aren't shown him being removed from the rubble?* *Though, the person who took this footage claims he filmed him being removed from the rubble.* * 'I filmed the Syrian boy pulled from the rubble - his wasn't a rare case'* *Can anyone point me towards the footage that shows the removal from rubble occurring?* *Of any of the children that were positioned in the ambulance? * *Something that demonstrates that claim as being a true claim as opposed to another prop... more »

Terrorists Assassinate Leader of Reconciliation in Syria- Who Benefits?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) * *"Terrorists assassinated Khaled Kassab al-Masri, head of the reconciliation committee in the province of Daraa, about 100 kilometers south of Damascus. The incident took place in Tafas town, where he was carrying out efforts in cooperation with the parties concerned to settle the legal status of hundreds of people who surrendered their weapons. The local authorities added that in recent days more than 3,000 people has their legal status settled after accepting the national reconciliation process, constantly sabotaged by terrorist groups"* f... more »

Post Car Happy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
I was made for you and you for me in a factory that would make Mercedes Benz look like Ladas in the detail that gave us the interior and the way we sail through life is just joy and you cant add that to any accessory it just is when you make the connection that is your life

Living in a world without headlines

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Thats where the headlines are taking us so why not be premptive and take away all the silly stuff and insist people just deal with reality

Egypt Suspends 8 Overweight Female TV Anchors

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Egyptian state media has suspended eight female TV presenters over concerns about their weight and diet. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has given the women one month to diet and lose weight, otherwise they could lose their jobs. Egypt’s State TV Tells Female Anchors To Lose Weight Or Lose Their Jobs https://t.co/dthlV6Mn1j pic.twitter.com/oWT0633eiE — BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 17, 2016 Daily News Egypt reports: Last week, ERTU head Safaa Hegazy allegedly suspended eight female hosts from appearing on TV, demanding that they start a diet. The news continued ... more »

Islamophobic Man Interrupts BBC Documentary On Islamophobia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
BBC reporter Catrin Nye had her interview with Muslim Ruqaiya Haris interrupted by a random act of Islamophobia. During a BBC documentary on Islamophobia at a park in the UK, an Islamophobic passer-by barged into the conversation saying: “There’s no Sharia law here”. Metro reports: Ruqaiya was explaining that often, in the wake of terrorist attacks, lay Muslims and religious leaders feel they have to repeatedly condemn the attacks more fervently than others – even though it’s nothing to do with them. If not, she said, they face accusations of condoning terrorism. As she was speakin... more »

Evidence of Nova Cycle As Hibernating Star Wakes With A Bang

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Astronomers have captured the lead up to and the aftermath of the awakening of a classical nova from hibernation. A study reveals how these star eruptions evolve, suggesting that they follow a cyclical pattern. Space reports: Artist’s portrayal of a classical nova explosion A team of astronomers has found evidence of additional mini outbursts leading up to the so-called classical nova — or final explosion of a white dwarf star, the planet-size remains of a star that has burned up its nuclear fuel. Their data provide the first direct evidence for the nova hibernation hypothesis, a th... more »

Why many men aren't working

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 11 hours ago

Uranium in Drinking Water Spikes in Areas Across North America, Officials Dismiss Concerns

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Several North American locations are experiencing spikes in uranium levels in drinking water. These cases are not connected with clear causes. Ill-informed or unethical public officials are telling residents the uranium is not risky, "largely safe to drink" because levels are not "acute." In other words, since the uranium levels aren't causing acute radiation symptoms, the water is safe to drink: Susan Dunlap. 2016, August 18. Uranium in water leading to money woes for Whitehall http://mtstandard.com/natural-resources/uranium-in-water-leading-to-money-woes-for-whitehall/article_04... more »

Optimistic Cancer Treatment Finding

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Researchers successfully use light to destroy cancer cells. The Mainichi, August 18, 2016, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160818/p2a/00m/0na/004000c A team of Japanese and other researchers at the United States' National Institutes of Health announced it has successfully used the application of light to cure cancer in mice, in the Aug. 17 edition of the U.S. medical journal Science Translational Medicine. The researchers say that curing the cancer of one part of the body led to the curing of it in other parts of the body to which the cancer had spread. Hisataka Kobayashi... more »

Happy 40th, Prison Fellowship!

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Breakpoint Prison Fellowship - 900] Charles W. "Chuck" Colson was packing his bags to go home, having served his time for a Watergate-related offense. A new Christian when he entered prison, his faith had been tested behind bars. But he was sustained by the unwavering... more »

What a metaphor

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
American heros accused near Ipanema of making up criminal bullshit. In a city where you never had to fake that

Snowcrasher was not an instruction manual

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
People with the imagination of Neal Stephenson should be eliminated at birth because without his brilliance the pollutions of today would only be dirt not selling precisions to Pizza Hut

Steve Patent 101

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Its a phone that transmitts pheromones using the old smellovision technology cause the utes today do not realize in order to make chemistry you need more than photon torpedoes

Haunting Image of Syrian Boy Rescued From Aleppo Rubble

ZEINA KARAM & PHILIP ISSA at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), a child sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Syrian opposition activists reported an airstrikes on the al-Qaterji neighborhood in Aleppo late Wednesday.] BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from a partially destroyed building in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo. The image of the stunned and we... more »

College Profs Admit Affirmative Action is Failing Students, Get Called Racist

Blake Neff at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Smith College - 900] Professors at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. are being denounced as white supremacists after private messages were leaked in which they claim affirmative action sets up students for academic failure at the school. The controversy in question concerns two letters sent... more »

Wisconsin Progressive Mary Hoeft Wins Landlside Primary Victory In A Swing District-- DCCC Runs For The Hills

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Wisconsin's 7th congressional district, which stretches from Superior (across from Duluth) in the northwest corner of the state, all the way down to the Monroe County suburbs north of Eau Claire and east to Wausau, is easily the biggest district in the state. Traditionally Democratic, it fell to MTV reality actor Sean Duffy when longtime Democratic powerhouse Dave Obey retired in 2010. Just two years earlier Obama had beaten McCain in the district 53-45%. The DCCC has failed WI-07 ever since and today is replicating what it does best: trying to make sure Duffy, the most outspoken ... more »

South Korea Launches Largest Ever Artillery Drills Near N Korea Border

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Amid heightened tensions between South Korea and its neighbor, the South launched large-scale artillery drills near the border with North Korea on Thursday A total of 300 artillery systems deployed along the border began firing shells simultaneously in multiple directions on Thursday afternoon according to a military official. Press TV reports: The South Korean army said that there was no sign of any unusual military response by the North. An unnamed South Korean army official said the number of artillery mobilized in Thursday’s drills was the biggest ever, adding that the simultane... more »

You Ought to Have a Look: Natural Climate Variability

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.cato.org/blog/you-ought-have-look-natural-climate-variability While Al Gore is blaming the Louisiana floods on global warming, Michaels and Knappenberger introduce some inconvenient facts: We’ve got a lot cover this week, so let’s get right to it. On the science front, we want to highlight two new papers that both suggest that attributing heavy […]

University says no misconduct in campus rape paper

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Research integrity officials at Georgia State University say a psychology researcher did not commit misconduct in a controversial 2015 paper in JAMA Pediatrics which challenged the notion that most rapists on college campuses are repeat offenders. GSU launched the inquiry after an outside researcher questioned the validity of data supplied to him by Kevin Swartout. Brenda […] The post University says no misconduct in campus rape paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 18th Aug)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 13 hours ago
Inheritance tax, and how the Dukes of Westminster avoid it on their £9bn fortune Clever use of trust structures enable the Grosvenor family - whose head is the Duke of Westminster - to pass assets down the generations without attracting inheritance tax, accountants say. The Grosvenors' property fortune is estimated at £9bn. Yet the death of Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the sixth Duke of

When The World Remembered It Armed The New Hitler Saddam

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
In the lead up to the 1991 Gulf War President George Bush began comparingSaddam Hussein to Adolf Hitler. According to the president both men invaded their neighbors and ran cruel dictatorships. The inconvenient truth was that the U.S. and its allies wanted closer ties with Iraq for decades seeing it as an important Middle East power. As part of that policy the West sold Iraq the agents, technology and know how to build its chemical, biological, and nuclear programs. In the wake of Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990 these was a new round of reporting on just how eager the West was ... more »

Intra-European migration tops its exotic counterpart

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Czech linguist Jakub Marián has created another interesting map: See e.g. the Maltese Independent. The map – which is said to be valid even when the data up to June 2016 are added – shows the dominant source of foreign-born residents in each European country. In other words, the map answers the question "Where did the largest group of aliens who live here come from?" Sometimes you could expect that most of the European countries will proudly carry the label of an exotic, mostly Muslim, country. But you may see that it's not the case. The map shows that France, Spain, and th... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Buzzing the USS Gerald R. Ford

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: USS Gerald Ford] An F-18 Super Hornet flew within about 500 feet of the future USS Gerald R. Ford, successfully testing the U.S. Navy supercarrier’s radar system. Wow! Thanks to the U.S. Navy and Huntington Ingalls Industries for releasing this photo.

Syrian Humanitarian Aid Halts Thanks to Civil War

Jamey Keaten at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, a convoy of cars loaded with food and other supplies heads toward the besieged town of Madaya, northwest of Damascus, Syria. An international advocacy group accused the United Nations of not being neutral in the Syrian conflict in a trenchant report on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, claiming the world body is prioritizing its relationship with the Damascus government over delivering aid to civilians. (AP Photo, File)] GENEVA (AP) -- Frustrated and unhappy, the U.N. envoy for Syria abruptly cut short a Thursday meeting of its humanit... more »

Can They Survive?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
The Conservative Party of Canada is a pretty fractious group. Consider each of the party's leadership candidates. Brent Rathgeber writes: Kellie Leitch comes from the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Before entering politics, she worked with the late Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and his wife Christine Elliot, and was encouraged to run by former Ontario premier Bill Davis. Her support for the ill-fated barbaric cultural practices tip line notwithstanding, Dr. Leitch qualifies as a ‘progressive’ conservative. Tony Clement served under Mike Harris before entering federal p... more »

Shadow Brokers and other blowback nightmares

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
The Shadow Brokers have hacked your mainframe they now have all the code they need to expose you naked to the world and you did not even think they knew your name Shadow Brokers Shadow hypermiling on silcone sleds with vapour trails and other ephemra playing games with the brain Only tinfoil can protect you from the geosycro satillitees of mind control

Turn that shit up!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Does the day not feel like its going to be a whole future of this kind of feeling.

Stroller Envy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Only 5 grand, mine is four times better Strollers used to be rube goldberg umbrellas costing 20 bucks but now I am selling one with airbags to prevent baby head injuries and it costs $20,000 and is self propelled and bullet proof any takers

Transgender Funeral Director Goes to Court Over Dress Code

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Religion, death and dolor - undertaker at funeral standing in front or urn] The owner of three Michigan funeral homes is defending his right to require employees to dress on the job according to their biological sex, in a federal case brought on behalf of a transgender woman who used to work as... more »

Labour and Anti-Semitism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
Like cat piss on your carpet, the stench comes back regardless of what you do to it. I'm talking, in this instance, about the Labour Party and anti-semitism. Despite an inquiry that issued clear guidelines and repeat condemnation by Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, Momentum, and everyone associated with the party's leadership, it will not go away. So what is going on? As I've said on occasion, if you have recurring phenomena then we're talking about social relationships, not something that can be put down to individual oddities. And, to note, just because it has become a factional fo... more »

Donald Trump Sean Hannity Town Hall 8/17/16...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*Trump weighs his words carefully.*

Bum Zepplin

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Its payload is the same as a Chinook Helicopter, but its effect is like Waldo and Company. BTW Mr Man I coinded the term "Bum Zepplin" just ask my attorney. Pigs Iron Madien connection.

Where was chem research conducted? Not here, say two of three listed author affiliations

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A researcher has retracted two 2016 papers after discovering problems with the data that negated the findings — and after one of his three listed affiliations denied the research was conducted there. According to the retraction notices issued by Chemosphere, Hong-Wei Luo incorrectly claimed to be affiliated with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee […] The post Where was chem research conducted? Not here, say two of three listed author affiliations appeared first on Retraction Watch.

When Victoria met Ajmal

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Yesterday’s piece about Victoria Derbyshire has been described as ‘good humoured’. Well, as Bob Monkhouse so presciently said, I’m not laughing now. New day; new scenario. The Victoria Derbyshire programme in the background, sound turned way down low. I caught an occasional glimpse of the caption. Obesity; Olympics; blah blah blah. At one point Victoria seemed desperate to find something - *anything* - new or interesting to say about the Olympics and all but ground to a halt. But then… Did I mention that she was wearing a terrible shirt today? It set the tone. One minute (yester... more »

Leading GOP Senator Accuses FBI of Withholding Clinton Information

MICHAEL BIESECKER and DEB RIECHMANN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Clinton_perr (5)__1471524632_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the FBI is improperly restricting access to materials from its closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. In a letter sent Wednesday to the Senate’s... more »

2016’s Wild West: Trump and Clinton Force Mormons in Key States to Make Tough Decisions

MICHELLE L. PRICE & BRADY McCOMBS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump U_perr__1471525458_71.164.139.145] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- When it became apparent that Donald Trump would win the Republican presidential nomination, Andy Rasmussen’s path seemed clear: he resigned his GOP leadership position in northern Utah and left the party to become an unaffiliated... more »

You Know Who

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
"I'll be watching you - with my Third Eye" *“Watson describes You Know Who as a mind without a heart, which is hard to play. * *Hard to become. * *So what I have done is invent an inner life”.* *“Some actors fear if they play Sherlock Holmes for a very long run the character will steal their soul, leave no corner for the original inhabitant”* * "Yes, I have been using myself up rather too freely. I have been a little pressed of late. Have you any objection to my closing your shutters?"* It is with a heavy heart that I take up my pen to write these the last words in w... more »

Lemon Lyman

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*"mijorty, You got it wrong. It's understandable, but you got it wrong. On most TV staffs, stories are pitched, broken and outlined by a group, then assigned to the various writers on the staff, then polished by the show runner. That's not the way it works here. I write the scripts with the enormous help of a staff that provides research and kicks ideas around with me as well. It's like a new play being written every week. They work really hard and do a great job and they're all going to write their own scripts one day, so by way of a gratuity, I give them each a Story by credit... more »

Merkel Downplays Refugee Effect on Terrorism in Germany, Says ISIS was in the Country Already

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Germany Merkel_perr (1)__1471523211_71.164.139.145] BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year brought Islamic extremism to Germany. Merkel said late Wednesday that “the phenomenon of Islamist terrorism by ISIS isn’t a phenomenon that came... more »

Milwaukee Police Officer Receives Death Threats, Police Protection

TODD RICHMOND at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Officer Involved Shoo_perr (1)__1471522385_71.164.139.145] MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Dominique Heaggan attended grade school in Milwaukee and joined the city’s police force as a teenage aide through a program that aims to recruit young people into law enforcement, including minorities. Heaggan, identified by the Milwaukee Journal... more »

Updated! :Syrian Airstrikes on Kurd Terrorists (NATO backed) in Stolen/Annexed Syrian Territory

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Early reporting, but, if anyone can assist?* *Of course the NATO media is calling this "kurdish held", which is misleading and intentionally so. The REALITY?* *It's all Syrian territory*. *The "kurdish held" is illegally and unlawfully ANNEXED territory*- *Stolen Land*. *Belonging to multitudes of displaced ethnically cleansed persons- Annexed by Kurdish terrorists supported by NATO bombing campaigns under the guise of fighting "ISIS"* *Here is your obfuscated news....* *"Syrian government aircraft bombed Kurdish positions* in the *divided* northeastern city of Hasakeh on Thursday... more »

Taking Bribes From The Russians Cuts Both Ways

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Don't ask me why Trump doesn't ever find anyone who isn't part of Team Putin to run his campaign* Trumpist Sean Duffy (R-WI) and anti-Trumpist Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) have both said they are uncomfortable with the way the Trump campaign now appears to be, on some levels at least, an arm of Russia's foreign policy agenda and, worse yet, the political agenda of Vladimir Putin, this man. "Vladimir Putin came to power as the result of an act of terror committed against his own people. The evidence is overwhelming that the apartment-house bombings in 1999 in Moscow, Buinaksk, and Volgodon... more »

CDC Report Gives Food for Thought on Bullying and LGBT Suicide

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Bully Free LGBT Street Sign - 900] A few years ago when we were living in Virginia, a gay student attending a high school less than a mile from our home committed suicide because of bullying. Later on a former classmate of one of my kids also... more »

At Least 10 Killed As Car Bombs Hit East Turkey

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
At least 10 people have been killed and 250 wounded in three blasts in eastern Turkey over the past 24 hours. Two of the car bombings ripped through police stations leaving at least six people dead and as many as 219 injured. The third explosion killed four security personnel and injuring seven in Bitlis province. Turkey’s Dogan news agency said the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group was behind the attack, though no group has yet claimed responsibility. RT reports: First, village guard Müslüm Yaldız was killed, and a soldier wounded in clashes with PKK militants i... more »

2 Lochte Olympic Teammates in Robbery Probe Pulled off Plane, Detained in Brazil

MAURICIO SAVARESE & BETH HARRIS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rio Olympics Lochte R_perr__1471519938_71.164.139.145] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Two American Olympic swimmers were taken off their flight from Brazil to the U.S. by local authorities amid an investigation into a reported robbery targeting 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte and his teammates. A lawyer for... more »

California Wildfire Brings Destruction and Uncertainty

[image: APTOPIX California Wi_perr (1)__1471520462_71.164.139.145] SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- A ferocious wildfire had swallowed up many homes as it spread across 40 square miles of mountain and desert east of Los Angeles. Exactly how many, however, and to whom they belonged, remained uncertain. Firefighters... more »

Islam, Religion of Peace and the Vatican’s Sacred Monkeys

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Vatican sacred monkeys] By making hundreds of statements such as "Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded," the famous Yankees baseball player and manager Yogi Berra gave his name to one kind of quotable malapropism that tortures logic and makes us smile. It’s... more »

California Concealed-Carry Battle on Track for the Supreme Court

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A caucasian man drawing his modern polymer (Glock) .45 caliber pistol from an IWB (inside the waistband) holster under his leather jacket. Showing proper trigger control by keeping his finger off the trigger as he draws.All images in this series...] A years-long fight against California's stringent concealed carry law may soon reach the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court rejected a challenge from pro-Second Amendment activists. The pro-gun control Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranks California's... more »

Louisiana Flooding Victims Now Struggling With Where to Live

[image: Deep South Weather_perr__1471518512_71.164.139.145] DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) -- Keisha Taylor, a 37-year-old mother of four, has spent three nights in two different shelters since her family fled the flooding at their Baton Rouge apartment complex. And she doesn’t know how many more nights... more »

Air Force Officer Faces Investigation Over Bible on His Desk

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Steve Lewis Open Bible - 900] The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is demanding an Air Force major be "aggressively punished" for having an open Bible on his desk at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. "It [the Bible] is very obviously a statement of... more »

Mother Sues School After Son Forced To Sign False ‘ISIS’ Confession

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A lawsuit was filed this week after a mother claimed that a New York principal forced her 12 year old son to confess allegiance to ISIS. According to the lawsuit, a bullying incident at a Long Island school turned into a violation of civil rights when the principal forced the victim, a 12-year-old boy with severe learning difficulties, to sign a false confession that he was a terrorist and an ISIS supporter. RT reports: The complaint refers to an incident in January this year, when Nashwan Uppal, a seventh grader, was bullied by a group of students, who called him a “terrorist” and ... more »

AEP’s Wishful Thinking

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t oldbrew http://www.thegwpf.com/offshore-wind-intermittency-and-electricity-storage/ The GWPF responds to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s recent articles on renewable energy: There is excitement in one prominent part of the UK press regarding the prospects for a new generation of low-cost offshore wind, and for a near-term breakthrough in electricity storage. Is this justified, or […]

Amid Campaign Criticism, Clinton to Meet with Law Enforcement Leaders in NYC

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Clinton_perr (4)__1471518967_71.164.139.145] NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is poised to meet Thursday with a group of top law enforcement leaders, including the retiring New York City police commissioner who recently said Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy scared him. Clinton campaign aides said... more »

The Latest: 25 Olympic Golds on Tap at Rio, Bolt Wants His 8th

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins a men's 200-meter semifinal during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Twenty-five gold medals are waiting to be won at the Rio Olympics on Thursday, with the marque event featuring... more »

That's an interesting chart to choose

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
The BBC's report on Professor Brian Cox's appearance on Australian TV was accompanied by a deliberately chosen still of the aforementioned celebrity scientist holding up a graph showing rising temperatures. That's an interesting graph as I have seen another version... Here shown superimposed onto Brian Cox's photo For more debunking take a read here.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Watch this video from Aleppo tonight. And watch it again. And remind yourself that with #Syria #wecantsaywedidntknow pic.twitter.com/gvUwE8zVx4 — Sophie McNeill (@Sophiemcneill) August 17, 2016 *WNU Editor:* The full story is here .... *Video of bloodied five-year-old in Aleppo shows children continue to pay price of Syria conflict *(ABC News Online)

Saudi Arabia Facing A Long War In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Ian Timberlake, AFP:* *Saudi facing 'long' Yemen war after talks fail* Riyadh (AFP) - Six months after Saudi Arabia said its war in Yemen was winding down, air strikes are again pounding rebels and rockets flying across the border, with no end to the conflict in sight. Facing criticism of its bombing campaign and a budget crunch from low oil prices, Riyadh is keen to bring an end to the intervention it launched last year against Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies, analysts say. But the suspension in early August of UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait, after three months without a... more »

Is Hillary Clinton's Health An Important Issue In This Presidential Campaign?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Trump makes claims on Clinton's health* Donald Trump is raising questions about Hillary Clinton’s health as he grapples with low poll numbers and the reverberations from several controversies. In a speech discussing terrorism on Monday, Trump alleged that Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Trump also alluded to a purported lack of vigor on Clinton’s part last week, when he said that her speeches “don’t last long. They’re like 10 minutes and let’s get out of here." “Go back home and go to sleep,” the... more »

Where Did The Heatwave Go?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2016/08/08/is-it-going-to-turn-hotter/ I know I sipped a bit of whisky last week, but I thought I had not imagined it! There were several forecasts from the Met Office about how warm it would turn, come the middle of this week. This is what their blog had to say last week: […]

Brazil Wants To Be Free

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This is something truly new. We have a grass roots movement in support of truly forward economic thinking that operates outside of the political realm which is no help at all. It has come about because universal education has blossomed this past generation and all the economic thinking has been well understood. I have heard optimistic reports from the ground but this makes waht is happening quite clear. Recall also that where brazil goes so must the rest of South America. . *Brazil Wants To Be Free* * Jeffrey A. Tucker * * Wednesday, August 03, 2016* * https://fee.org/art... more »

First Evidence Surfaces of Foreign Money Pouring Into US Elections After "Citizens United"

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
The money game in US politics has long been out of control. Adding foreign money to the mix is more a case of too little too late. Yet we are surely condoning treason again. Campaign finance reform is desperately needed in the USA. Getting it appears impossible because what has grown up is an industry that taps the lolly. Worse than that is that i really doubt if anyone really gets what they think they are entitled to because every thing is now beholden. It has all degenerated into the spectacle of the Jeb Bush super pac and the Clinton foundation. . *First Evidence Surf... more »

A Legend Of A Flood Spurring Chinese Civilization May Be A Little True

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: China Map_Yellow River Water Trading] Dragons aside, we have a clear case for a one time monster flood. Such a flood would overwhelm thousands of years of natural hydraulics producing new swamps and river beds. That all would demand a generation of hydraulic engineering as the tradition reports. We really need to carefully investigate many of the great river basins for similar events as well. This is no easy task and scant financial reward. Yet the knowledge would outline general risks and allow them to be identified elsewhere. Do note just how large the yellow river b... more »

Zita Hoax Unravels

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: Zika hoax] The cause is surely the quoted pesticides sprayed indiscriminately in the areas affected to reduce mosquito populations and not elsewhere. They obviously then knew better In the meantime we listen to an ongoing media panic Worse, the truth is out there and they show no curiosity.. *ZIKA DOOMSDAY HOAX UNRAVELS: * *Predicted 'explosion' of brain defects didn't happen... entire scare campaign was manufactured* *Thursday, August 04, 2016* *by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger* *Facebook (660)* *http://www.naturalnews.com/054882_Zika_hoax_bra... more »

Dark Ages Royal Palace discovered at Tintangel.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
The first rule should be to trust tradition even if you find nothing. Truth is that you have the rest of Britain in which to find nothing. Looking where tradition says to look is always compelling. That such a tradition even exists is impressive. This locale should have had a roman presence as well but that may have been a well located manor. Later structures took advantage of natural defensive features. We now have a contemporaneous structure were it was supposed to be during the time of Arthur. I do think that Arthur made his fame in the Sottish lowlands... more »

Dreams, Reality, and Psychedelics

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
[image: Naked Singularity by R. Ayana] I am not too fond of the conspiracy aspects of this discourse as human blindness and simple economic choices do just as well. Sorry folks, there is really no super mind in charge of any part of our world but plenty of limited self seekers trying to make the best of it all. That the super rich talk to each other is a given but to suppose this produces a harmonious plan of action is gross misreading of human behavior. At best they can sometimes agree to make more money so long as it is safe. In the nonce, what we do l... more »

The world is full of assholes. Here’s what to do about it.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
The best advice is to always understand that it is not about you and their behavior can only affect you if you choose it to. It is quite useful to set the phone down on your desk and let the other party talk to your desk. Read this item and then recall that you do not care anyway. You have ample agendas to complete and they will not be advanced by any other so they are not important. If then you must still deal with such a person you learn to do a work around and use what works. My daughter simply went out shopping and bought everyone in the office an appropriate gift. High... more »

432 DNA Tuning

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
A rather interesting piece. It is worth noting that the mile is linked tightly Bronze Age Mathematics and that it was locally adjusted to latitude as well. What did not change was the natural ratios involved. As the same issue occurs in music, it is no surprise that they are all linked. Inasmuch as energy transfer is managed by resonance generally, it is no surprise that the modalities of sound apply as well. Changing out the 440 tuning standard may be too difficult now but should be thought trough. . . *432 DNA Tuning and the Nazi-ization of Music * *by Bre... more »

Critics of wave-particle duality are confused

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Yesterday, a reader voiced his dissatisfaction with the principle known as wave-particle duality. This Wikipedia article seems good to me, by the way, and I will refer to it a few times. This opposition is widespread and it looks crazy to me. The principle is not even a precise principle of modern quantum mechanics. It's something more qualitative and older than quantum mechanics. The principle is obviously true and I simply can't imagine how someone may understand much about modern physics without agreeing that the wave-particle duality captures an important part of the defining in... more »

Incompetent writing by the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36690702 contains a sentence that means the opposite of what was intended: 'Asher-Smith ran from lane two in her first Olympic final - posting her fastest time of the year but 0.24secs under her personal best.' Under is precisely the wrong word. Behind would be OK.

Big Pharma Was Invented By The Rockefellers

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Western medicine has some good points, and is great in an emergency, but it’s high time people realized that today’s mainstream medicine (western medicine or allopathy), with its focus on drugs, drugs, radiation, drugs, surgery, and more drugs, is at its foundation a money spinning Rockefeller creation. asheepnomore.net reports: The Rockefellers, of course, are one of the most rich and powerful families of the elite black nobility. Behind their spurious facade of philanthropy, they are power-hungry tyrants intent on owning the entire world, and depopulating it through eugenics-based ... more »

U.S. Held Back $400 Million Until Iran Freed Their American Prisoners

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *U.S. Held Cash Until Iran Freed Prisoners* *An Iranian cargo plane left Geneva with $400 million in cash after a flight with Americans aboard took off from Tehran in January* WASHINGTON—New details of the $400 million U.S. payment to Iran earlier this year depict a tightly scripted exchange specifically timed to the release of several American prisoners held in Iran. The picture emerged from accounts of U.S. officials and others briefed on the operation: U.S. officials wouldn’t let Iranians take control of the money until a Swiss Air Force plane carrying th... more »

Human Sacrifice Ritual Filmed At CERN Goes Viral

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The administration at the European Organization for Nuclear Research – or CERN – has opened an internal investigation into footage of a human sacrifice ritual that was filmed on the grounds of the laboratory in Geneva and published online. The video, which has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, reveals multiple hooded figures in black cloaks taking part in a mock stabbing of a woman who is lying on the ground. According to the video upload, the ritual human sacrifice took place on August 10 and was filmed in a main square of the CERN grounds, near the Large Hadron Collider,... more »

Documentary on Balochistan History

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
"Pakistan is not a nation and hardly a state. It has no justification in history, ethnic origin, language, civilization, or the consciousness of those who make up its population … Thus it is hard to see how anything but a miracle, or else a revival of religious fanaticism, will assure Pakistan's future." - *American political scientist Hans Morgenthau, 1956*. The quote is taken from the book, *"Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India"* by Aparna Pande. Routledge: New York. 2011. Pg. 22. *Video Title: Documentary on Balochistan History. Source: Wonder World Entertainmen... more »

Rothschild Plot To Crash African Nation’s Economy Revealed

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours ago
I received a free sample of Gerber® Good Start® Soothe infant formula and Gerber Soothe® probiotic colic drops] from Gerber. My thoughts and opinions are by my own. Part of being a parent is wanting what is best for your little one. As a mom who has nursed one baby and formula fed another, I am so grateful for all of the wonderful options that are available to us as parents. My first daughter cried for the first two months of her life, I don't think I truly understand what colic was until then. All babies cry. I know it’s natural, but colic is when a healthy baby cries for more th... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Cocoon”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours ago

Sheriff David Clarke Speaks Truth

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
I am still on vacation, and I will post when I can. Otherwise .... 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Allie Fredericks Barricades going up on the road a few miles south of the veterans cemetery on 1806 near Fort Lincoln. Highway patrolmen are taking down license plates. Why is all this necessary? The protesters will likely celebrate equipment leaving.Photos Dakota Resource Council Dakotas and Lakotas counter Sheriff's Accusations Update Thursday morning, Aug. 18, 2016 "DAPL

Introducing the Brooklyn Ghostbusters

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day ago
*With Wolfe Walkers update: Oh no, it's the final season!* *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 geo... more »

The Esoteric Nation of Islam

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago

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

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

earth is your life boat

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Trump Receives First Classified Intelligence Briefing

Jonathan Lemire at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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... *EVENING UPDATE:* okay, I've now watched all five of Damon T Berry's amazing films and I'm just like freaked right out. It made me wonder if The Noah's Ark Story didn't (necessarily) take place on this planet, and it was nothing more than a galactic message of how Worlds End, all across the universe. A watery end, drowned by the exhaled breath of each... 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Chief Arvol Looking Horse at Dakota Access Pipeline Defense

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Dr. Matthew Buckley* - Taking vitamins shouldn’t be a crime. The post Cannabinoids: The Other Vitamin ‘C’? appeared first on Waking Times .

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