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Friday, August 19, 2016

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Keeping it Simple: D6 and BRP

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
I don't blog a whole lot about systems but when going over some older games and adventures I've picked up lately I came to the realization I seem to have a lot more luck in games that have a certain level of simplicity to their rules - especially the D6 System and BRP-based games. I always get a kick out of the fact that the Chaosium team that wrote West End Games' *Ghostbusters RPG *is made up of people who had major roles in developing *RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu*, and *Pendragon*, all three of which are BRP-based games. While the two systems are fairly different from each other... more »

Movie Watch: 80 Years Ago Today, Fascists Murdered Spain's Greatest Poet, Federico García Lorca

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
In 1936, democratic Spain was overrun by right wing extremists of the Trump variety who soon went on a murderous rampage against, among others, gays. The greatest poet in Spanish history, Federico García Lorca, was arrested by the fascists and executed on August 19, 1936-- 80 years ago today-- making the whole world a poorer place. (His work was banned in his native country by the right-wing government, our allies, until 1953.) Released in 2008 in the U.K. and in 2010 in the U.S., *Little Ashes* is a film, set in the 1920s and '30s, about the friendship between Luis Buñuel, Salva... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 19: Best Way to Learn a New Game

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
Obviously playing is the best way, preferably with someone who has some familiarity. That said, I'd have to say that there's definitely an advantage to actually reading the rules, even if in a condensed or simplified form. When an entire group is learning a new game I also find it helpful to slowly role out rules where possible.

Cheyenne Arapaho bringing truckload of buffalo and water to Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
The Cheyenne and Arapaho are responding to Standing Rock's call for help, as they battle the Dakota Access Pipeline. Economic Development loads water donated from the Lucky Star Casino . The small team is headed to North Dakota to assist the needs of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Has Donald Trump Turned a New Leaf?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 3 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.] It was just one speech - really, it was just one very small part of one speech - but it drew immediate and massive media attention: Donald Trump expressed regret for things he had previously said. How big a deal... more »

Great Britain Grants Asylum to the Muslim Brotherhood (David Wood)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "The Muslim Brotherhood: The Many Faces of Their Majesty's Service" By Ramtanu Maitra, Executive Intelligence Review, August 9, 2013: * The first known direct contact between British officials and the Brotherhood came in 1941. Immediately thereafter, the Brotherhood began its next phase: the establishment of the widely feared "secret apparatus." Beginning in 1941-42, the Ikhwan set up this private intelligence arm, which rapidly became a widespread terrorist, paramilitary, and intelligence branch of the Brotherhood.[4] *Mark Curtis points out in his book (see f... more »

Yemen | MSF withdraws its teams from six hospitals in northern Yemen

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
* Photo Source.* This is more proof that terrorism works, especially when it is practiced by a state. *Video Title: Yemen | MSF withdraws its teams from six hospitals in northern Yemen. Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland. Date Published: August 19, 2016. Description: * Following an airstrike on MSF-supported Abs hospital in Yemen, we have decided to evacuate our staff from the hospitals they support in the Saada and Hajjah governorates. The airstrike on August 14, 2016, killed 19 people - including one staff member - and injured many more. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) i... more »

Morally Deficient Media Use Manufactured Photo of Syrian Boy To Halt Fighting And Save ISIS's Skin In Aleppo

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Just when you thought you've seen it all, the sick propaganda outlets and the ISIS-supporting NGOs in Syria stoop even lower.* *Video Title: Syria: Boy Omran Daqneesh becomes symbol of Aleppo's suffering, Russia "ready for ceasefire." Source: FRANCE 24 English. Date Published: August 19, 2016.* *Video Title: War Torn Syria Through the Eyes of a Child. Source: ABC News. Date Published: August 18, 2016.* *Video Title: Syrian boy reminds us of another horrific image. Source: CNN. Date Published: August 18, 2016. *

Threat of Nuclear War Is Not Fear Porn

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Visit the Global Zero website.* *Video Title: Threat of Nuclear War Is Not Fear Porn. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: August 19, 2016. Description: * Alex Jones breaks down the latest march to WW3 as Russia and Ukraine square off and Chinese and US warships stalk each other in Asia.

Hillary Clinton Vows To Shut Down Alternative Media

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Hillary Clinton has threatened to shut down alternative news websites in America if she is elected President of the United States. Hillary’s campaign sent a threatening email to fundraisers saying that independent conservative news outlet Breitbart News has “no right to exist,” and hinted that they were making plans to shut it down forever once Hillary is elected. Dailycaller.com reports: “We’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while,” says the email, sent Thursday and signed by deputy communications director Christina Reynolds. “I don’t always like what they have to ... more »

WikiLeaks Email Reveals Memo From ISIS To Obama

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
WikiLeaks released a memo from the State Department earlier this month that proves that Donald Trump was correct when he asserted that Clinton and Obama “founded ISIS”. The leaked memo shows that Muhammad Al Adnani, a known ISIS leader, communicated with and exchanged money with the Obama administration. Conservativedailypost.com reports: Clinton took $100k cash from & was director of company that gave money to ISIS https://t.co/4B2rOTG7sl docs: https://t.co/fJGNXEHPHi — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 1, 2016 A month ago, it was released that Hillary Clinton received classified intel... more »

Vladimir Putin: George Soros Is Wanted “Dead Or Alive”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Russia have officially declared that Billionaire George Soros is a wanted man in their country, citing him and his organizations as a “threat to Russian national security”. Putin banned Soros from Russia last year due to the fact that Soros helped to nearly destroy the Russian economy in the early 1990’s. Veteranstoday.com reports: Matt Taibbi of the Rolling Stone said of Goldman Sachs six years ago: “The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it’s everywhere. The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, r...more »

Jacob Rothschild Ditches Dollar In Favour Of Gold

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Lord Jacob Rothschild has announced that he is actively buying up large quantities in gold, warning bankers that the world is now in “unchartered waters”. In his semi-annual address to investors at RIT Capital Partners, Chairman Lord Rothschild wrote that trouble is brewing for the global economy, adding cryptically that “the greatest experiment in monetary policy in the history of the world,” is currently being played out by central bankers. Sputniknews.com reports: “The six months under review have seen central bankers continuing what is surely the greatest experiment in monetary ... more »

Putin Arrives In Crimea Amid Imminent Ukraine Invasion

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea on Friday ahead of what he says in an imminent invasion by Ukraine forces. The arrival comes just days after Putin accused Kiev of planning an armed incursion into the peninsula. Zerohedge.com reports: Officially, Putin arrived on a working visit in Crimea, where he held a briefing with members of the Russian Security Council and visited the Tavrida international youth forum, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Friday. The schedule of Putin’s visit to Crimea, at least his fifth in the past two years, also involves meetings with loc... more »

Blame the Russians.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
There are calls in the US media for the Pentagon to hack Russian servers, as payback for the alleged hacking of Democratic party e-mails earlier this year.

War Incorporated

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago

We Hear What You Say

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Children of god feed on children of Earth so says Indian activist spiritualist John Trudell One does not sell the Earth that the people walk on we are the land Predators tried civilizing us Crazy Horse we hear what you say one Earth one mother One does not sell the Earth the people walk upon How do we sell the stars? How do we sell the air? Crazy Horse we hear what you say We are the 7th generation

Urban Gadabout: Noshwalks, "Steamboat Bill Jr.," Long Island Art Deco, and mudh more (Fall gadding preview, Part 2)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Tomorrow evening movies return to Washington Heights' gorgeous, nearly 3400-seat United Palace Theater [click to enlarge], built in 1930 as Loew's 175th Street, the last of Loew's five 1929-30 "Wonder Theaters" in NYC and Jersey City, as the Buster Keaton silent masterpiece Steamboat Bill Jr. is shown with live organ accompaniment. Advance tickets, available online through today only, are $10. (Tickets tomorrow night will be $15, $10 for seniors.)* *by Ken* As I explained Wednesday in Part 1 of this fall gadding preview, what I intended as a brief note on Myra Alperson's Noshwalk... more »

School Girl Found Wondering Streets After Escaping Illuminati Ritual

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A very young teenage girl was found wondering through the streets of Central America, dazed and confused, after taking part in an alleged illuminati ritual. The 13-year-old girl was found with strange Satanic symbols carved onto her flesh in La Chiriza in Nicaragua, Central America. The Express reports: Many fear that the Satanic symbols found carved into her arms and hands could mean there is an eerie Satanic cult at work – or even a “possession from the Devil”. The young girl could not explain how her hands and arms were slashed or why pentagons and other Satanism symbols were car... more »

Putin Orders NATO Soldiers To ‘Lay Down Arms’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
President Putin has ordered Russian troops to hunt for NATO soldiers and force them to ‘lay down arms’ as part of a mock exercise to prepare the army for an incursion into Russia by Western forces. During the drill NATO soldiers were told by Russian troops to surrender, or suffer defeat at the hands of the Russian army. “NATO soldiers! You are being lied to! You are not peacekeepers! Lay down your arms,” a female voice warned the soldiers in on loudspeakers. Rt.com reports: “Your treacherous attack is disturbing a peaceful country. You will suffer retribution and the anger of a peop... more »

Judge Overrules DOJ, Orders Clinton To Answer Email Server Questions

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A brave federal judge has completely overruled the Department of Justice and ordered Hillary Clinton to answer questions over her use of a private email server when she served as secretary of state. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued the order as part of a lawsuit by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. Foxnews.com reports: The group had sought to question Clinton under oath and in person, but the judge ruled she would only have to answer questions in writing. FBI Director James Comey announced last month that the agency would not seek criminal charges again... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 19 , 2016......Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : US Stocks Have A Mediocre Day ; Focus Will Be Back On The Banks Before Too Long ; Oil Items Of Note. 2.Greece Items Of Note - Around The Horn. 3. Europe Polling Of Note - Germany Party Preferences , Italy Constitution Referendum & Hungary Refugee -EU Migrant Quotas , In Focus. 4. Turkey Items Of Note. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News..... *DailyFXTeamMember* ‏@DailyFXTeam 2h 2 hours ago US Equities Close: S&P500 2183.87 (-0.14%); NASDAQ 5238.38 (-0.03%); *DOW JONES* 18552.57 (-0.24%) *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago VIXtermination Saves Nasdaq's Longest Winning Streak In 6 Years http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-1 9/vixtermination-saves-nasdaqs-longest-winning-streak-6-years … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 4m 4 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge How long before cash gets pulled from Banks ? fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Bank Of I... more »

Judge Orders Clinton to Answer Questions on Email Use

Michael Biesecker at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Aged Photo Hillary Clinton - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday ordered Hillary Clinton to answer questions in writing from a conservative legal advocacy group about her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. U.S. District Court... more »

Flamsteed : Suppressed Preface to the Historia Cœlestis Britannica

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
I had been acquainted with Mr. I.N. ever since the year 1674. had given him the diameters of the planets observed by me at Derby in the years 1671. 72 & 73 as also the greatest elongations of Jupiter's satellites of both which he made use in his Principia & since I came to London, the line of the great Comet of the year 1680 & 81. affirming that the Comet which was seen in November before was the same with that I observed {the} following December which he would not then grant, but contended earnestly that they were two different ones, as appears by a couple of very long letters ... more »

UN to Provide ‘Material Assistance’ to Haiti Cholera Victims

EDITH M. LEDERER at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: FILE- In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Dr. Vanessa Rouzier examines a child suffering cholera symptoms, as his mother watches, inside Haiti's first permanent cholera center, run by Gheskio Centers, in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The United Nations is saying for the first time on Thursday, Aug. 18, that it was involved in the introduction of cholera to Haiti and needs to do "much more" to end the suffering of those affected. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)] UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is working on a package that would provide “material assista... more »

Baton Rouge’s Summer of Pain: Shootings, Unrest, Now Floods

[image: BATON ROUGE, LA - AUGUST 15: Allie Amond holds a box with her father's ashes in it that she retrieved from her flooded home on August 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Record-breaking rains pelted Louisiana over the weekend leaving the city with historic levels of flooding that have caused at least seven deaths and damaged thousands of homes.] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Anger. Sorrow. Vengeful glee. Guilt. Terrence Carter has experienced it all during Baton Rouge’s summer of pain. And on Thursday, as he walked through the dirty water on the floor of his home, Carter said... more »

12-Year-Old From Utah Sparks Outrage Posing With Slaughtered Animals

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A 12-year-old schoolgirl has sparked an online firestorm after photos of her posing with wild animals she killed on an African Safari appeared on social media. Aryanna Gourdin from Utah received death threats for her actions but vowed that she would never stop hunting. The Sun reports: The angelic-looking girl, who went on the hunting trip with her dad Eli, said she does not regret killing the huge giraffe, a zebra and a wildebeest on the holiday despite being called a ‘murderer’ by angry online users. While speaking with Good Morning America, determined Aryanna said she will never ... more »

Can Owen Smith Win?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Long-term readers know one of my favourite games ever is *Civilization III*. As you busily set about conquering the world militarily or, depending on your play style, kindness, you get to sign treaties with computer-controlled opponents. It being a title from 2001, the options are a touch limited. You can put together a peace treaty if you’re concluding a war, sign a right of passage agreement, or a mutual protection pact. Signing the latter has you declaring war on anyone who attacks your ally, so it’s not something to enter into lightly. Should you break any of the treaties your ... more »

Riders on Horseback on Standing Rock Today

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. Video by Andrew Ironshell Click arrow below "Power of the Horse Nation." -- Andrew Ironshell, Rosebud Lakota!

Mohawk Nation News 'NYS Kangeroo Court'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
NYS KANGEROO COURT Posted on August 19, 2016 Please post distribute. MNN. Aug. 18, 2016, Syracuse NY. Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., a federal court judge, appointed for life by the US President, walks in like gang busters. He clicks his heels and sits down at the front of the pirate ship called the Federal District Court, 10 minutes late. “This is my court and everyone shall obey my

‘Spoils of War’: ISIS Has Price List for Sexual Slaves

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: An Iraqi Yazidi woman holds a placards during a protest outside the United Nations (UN) office in the Iraqi city of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region, on August 2, 2015 in support of women from their community who were kidnapped last year in the Sinjar region by the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. In 2014, the jihadists massacred Yazidis, forced tens of thousands of them to flee, captured thousands of girls and women as spoils of war and used them as sex slaves. AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)] ISIS now has... more »

August 19: A drifting world

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
I'm beginning this on Thursday evening because I have been watching news on a variety of channels. All of them carried the story of a little boy in Aleppo who had been wounded by a bomb. There are some obvious problems with this. 1. The boys' rescuers immediately carried him to a brightly lit room, and placed him in a very dramatic-looking chair. 2. There were at least two cameramen there to film him. Now, if you found a boy injured by a bomb, would your first instinct be to put him in dramatic chair with bright lights and two cameramen? 3. The story told us that the camermen were ... more »

14 Ways to Protect Yourself from the New World Order Agenda

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Paul A. Philips* - Desperate measures are indeed needed for desperate times. The post 14 Ways to Protect Yourself from the New World Order Agenda appeared first on Waking Times.

Stand Up For Your Beliefs Amid Disagreement to Change Your World

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Josh Richardson* - The science of how being yourself dramatically improves your life. The post Stand Up For Your Beliefs Amid Disagreement to Change Your World appeared first on Waking Times.

Three Killed After Learner Driver Plunges Car Into River

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A teenage learner driver mistakenly put her foot on the accelerator of her car instead of the brake and drove through railings into a river, killing herself and two others. The incident happened on August 14 in Zhongshan City, Guangdong province, China. Daily Mail reports: She was driving her father’s car with her dad, sister and another friend when she crashed into the river in Zhongshan City, south China’s Guangdong province on August 14, reports the People’s Daily Online. The car dropped more than 10 feet before it landed upside down in the water, submerging the passengers. Accor... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*Louisiana's Drowning: Follow our Photographer's Journey Capturing Hope and Loss in Historic Flood ~Julie Dermansky, Desmog*

92 When The CIA Tried To Undermine Iraq’s Economy In Failed Plot Against Saddam

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 8 hours ago
At the start of 1992 there were renewed reports that the Bush administration was trying to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Washington’s hopes remained center around a military coup or an uprising by Baath party members against Saddam. (1) In February it was reported that the CIA had been authorized to use $30 million to increase propaganda against Iraq and contact the Iraqi opposition. (2) While neither of those seemed like they would really threaten the regime, in May a more serious covert action was mentioned. The New York Times ran an article on May 27 that the U.S. and other regiona... more »

Guest Post From Skye Grayson-- Activism... And Prudence

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*When Chuck Schumer launched his baseless, slanderous attack on Alan Grayson's character in order to help his puppet, Patrick Murphy, win the Florida primary for Rubio's Senate seat, I turned right to a friend of mine for a head check, Skye Grayson, Alan and his ex-wife's 21 year old daughter. She gave me a statement I used in a blog post about the incident. It resonated well with a lot of women activists who had been upset to see Schumer's charges spread like wildfire because of a corporate media unfriendly to Grayson and because of some faithless liberal groups with their own ... more »

Donald Trump’s Naked Statue Toppled At New York’s Union Square

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A naked Donald Trump statue was erected at Manhattan’s busy Union Square on Thursday, before being taken down by government officials for contravening “unpermitted erection” rules. Independent reports: The statue, large, veiny and pale, was created by artist group INDECLINE, who reportedly placed similar statues around the country on Thursday morning, as reported by the Washington Post. And that’s the end of naked Trump in Union Square (pic: @kozu_kozu_u) #NYC #NBC4NY pic.twitter.com/01eLxBDw0c — Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) August 18, 2016 The New York model lasted two hours before it ... more »

The Struggle Is Part of the Story

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 9 hours ago
There is something so painful about the moment a doctor tells you that you will never have another baby. There is never a right moment for it, but somehow the moment where you are dressed in a paper gown, all by yourself, lacks the dignity that wish you felt. Our older daughter was three years old that day. I am not even sure how to describe the devastation that I felt. I felt like all hope had been ripped from me. I felt selfish, because I already had one. I should be grateful, not devastated and just when I thought I couldn't sink any lower, I realized I was going to have to go... more »

Zika Spreads to South Beach, CDC Issues New Travel Warning

JENNIFER KAY at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, foreground, speaks during a news conference along with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden, left, Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-FL, and Fla. Surgeon General and Secretary, Dr. Celeste Philip, far right, in Doral, Fla. South Beach has been identified as second site of Zika transmission by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland, Florida officials said Friday, Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)] MIAMI (AP) -- South Beach has been identified as a second site of Zika transmission by mosquitoes on th... more »

Ukrainian President Poroshenko Hints At Martial law

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. (Vincent Kessler/Reuters) *DW:* *Poroshenko hints at martial law as fighting spikes in Ukraine* Ukrainian President Poroshenko said Kyiv might order a new wave of military mobilization and institute martial law in response to more violence in the east. Both sides report heavy shelling, despite the shaky truce. At least three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and six more wounded in the last 24 hours, military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said on Thursday, marking the deadliest clashes with pro-Russian rebels in recent months. "The rebels launched ... more »

Russian - Ukraine Tensions Continue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *CBC*: *Analysis: 'A very dangerous game': Russia vs. Ukraine showdown reaches risky new level* *The neighbours are exchanging heated allegations and getting ready for battle* The tension flare-ups just keep coming in the armed confrontation between Ukraine and Russia and now the military buildup at the borders has reached the most dangerous level in two years. This is a bad one. The latest showdown has caused Western capitals to fear Russian President Vladimir Putin might be about to launch a whole new battle with Ukraine that would be just the star... more »

Russian President Putin Visits Crimea As Russian Military Exercises Continue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Putin flies into Crimea amid war games and tension* Vladimir Putin flew into annexed Crimea on Friday a day after staging war games there, and said he hoped Ukraine would see "common sense" when it came to resolving a diplomatic crisis over the peninsula. Two years after Russian troops seized the peninsula, it is again the focus of international tension, after the Russian president accused Kiev last week of sending saboteurs who clashed with Russian troops. Kiev, which has also fought a two year war against pro-Russian separatists in two eastern provinces, denies the b...more »

U.S. And Allies Scramble Jets To Protect U.S. Special Forces And Allies From Syrian Bombings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Syrian aircraft bombed near U.S. and coalition Special Operations forces, Pentagon says* Syrian Su-24 ground-attack aircraft bombed near U.S. and coalition Special Operations forces in Syria earlier this week, the Pentagon said Friday, forcing U.S. aircraft to scramble in response. The strikes targeted Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian city of Hasakah on Thursday, said Marine Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman. Coalition Special Operations forces, which have been advising Kurdish and Arab fighters, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, were... more »

Are The Shias Winning In The Middle East?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Robert Fisk, The Independent:* *The Shias are winning in the Middle East – and it's all thanks to Russia* *Just as Erdogan has become pals with Putin, the Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers have been embracing in Ankara with many a promise that their own talks will produce new alliances.* The Shias are winning. Two pictures prove it. The US-Iranian photo op that followed the signing of the nuclear deal with Iran last year and the footage just released – by the Russian defence ministry, no less – showing Moscow’s Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers flying out of the Iranian air base at Ham... more »

"The Illusion of Freedom"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Illusion of Freedom"* By Chris Hedges "The seizure of political and economic power by corporations is unassailable. Who funds and manages our elections? Who writes our legislation and laws? Who determines our defense policies and vast military expenditures? Who is in charge of the Department of the Interior? The Department of Homeland Security? Our intelligence agencies? The Department of Agriculture? The Food and Drug Administration? The Department of Labor? The Federal Reserve? The mass media? Our systems of entertainment? Our prisons and schools? Who determines our trade a... more »

George Soros Funded Al Gore’s Global Warming Scam

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Former Vice President Al Gore, who has already has amassed a fortune pushing “global warming” propaganda, has also received at least $30 million from George Soros to help promote his scam cause. Leaked documents have revealed that George Soros gave Gore’s environmental group millions of dollars to create a “political space for aggressive U.S. action” on global warming. The Daily Caller reports: A document published by DC Leaks shows Soros, a Hungarian-born liberal financier, wanted his nonprofit Open Society Institute (OSI) to do more to support global warming policies in the U.S. ...more »

NPR: Should We Be Having Kids in Light of Global Warming?

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: No Babies Global Warming - 900] National Public Radio (NPR) featured an academic philosopher Thursday who says morality requires Americans to stop having kids, because they will only cause more global warming. "Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them," NPR Travis Rieder, a philosopher at Johns Hopkins University, told... more »

A Forgotten History

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
The fundamental reason that the West choose to not confront these crimes back in the day was the belief in Western superiority and its hand maiden of institutionalized racism. It was the Jewish genocide that finally broke that spell and brought about a reformation in attitudes and teaching in the West but not obviously with the Rest.. Today we do confront it but not with enough intent. We allow ourselves to be distracted in order to avoid making hard decisions. The truth is that the only moral reason for going to war is to protect threatened minorities by eliminating the politi... more »

The 14 Tablets of Enki (Former Anunnaki Leader of Planet Earth)

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
This is a careful interpretation of the tale of Enki from Sumer. It is astonishing rich and detailed and most surely is the source work for the early texts in the Bible. The behavior displayed is completely pre literate and recognizable as human behavior. Yet the teachers are similar suggesting a non literate life way for the NiBiru as well. Savants actually then were likely the only ones actually literate to any degree as matured societies seem to suppress these behaviors. What is described though is a planet on a long elliptic orbit around the sun. Our recen... more »

Homo Sapiens Before the Flood: Peru’s Ancient Cave of Dangerous Energies

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
What is new here is the linkage between the crustal shift and ENKI. My own work detailing the shift that i named the Pleistocene Nonconformity of 12900 BP came out on this Blog in july of 2007. The original conjecture came out under Hapwood back in the fifties and has been worked on be others since. I policed up the geometry and the slip plane that makes it possible. Alternatively a hollow Earth make things a lot easier. That a great power was involved became obvious. Now for some reason this piece has named ENKI although the story line has not appeared elsewhere for myself... more »

What Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You To Know About Dopamine & Serotonin Imbalances Within The Brain

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
Ouch!!! Turns out that the whole anti depressant protocol is no better than a placebo and also produces harm that is deliberately obscured. It is my present conjecture that most depression is brought about by a lack of social engagement. Certainly the onset of social engagement usually ameliorates the effect. Thus a chronic lack of social engagement likely leads to a build op of toxins of some form. *Conjecture:* Behavior therapy should be explored for all brain related issues including and especially including depression. Where physical damage is indicated, such therapy wi... more »

Russian Warships In The Mediterranean Launch Cruise Missile Strikes On Targets In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*RT:* *Russian Black Sea Fleet carries out missile attacks on terrorist targets in Syria - military* The Russian Defense Ministry has said Black Sea Fleet warships have launched three cruise missile strikes on terrorist targets in Syria. A terrorist command post and munitions production site were destroyed. "As a result of the strikes a command post and a terrorist base near the village of Dar Taaza as well as a production site of mortar ammunition and an arms depot in Aleppo province were destroyed,” the ministry said in a statement. The rockets, targeting Al-Nusra Front sites, f... more »

A Turkey-Russia-Iran Solution To Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Sabah:* *Turkish, Russian, Iranian trilateral coordination to be established on Syria* With the normalization of bilateral relations between Turkey and Russia, Turkish media outlets have reported that Moscow has taken diplomatic steps toward establishing a permanent solution to the ongoing Syrian civil war with a trilateral coordination group of Turkey, Russia and Iran. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stressed the significance of Syria in a recent interview with Al-Jazeera, and said: "Russia, Iran, Iraq and Turkey must unite for Syria. … We are neighboring countries to Syri... more »

U.S. Delta 4 Rocket Launches Two Air Force Space Surveillance Satellites

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Beautiful capture of @ulalaunch #DeltaIV carrying #AFSPC6 by our photographer @johnkrausphotos 🚀 pic.twitter.com/encuo0xboo — AmericaSpace (@AmericaSpace) August 19, 2016 *IBTimes*:* Delta IV Launch: 2 Military Space Surveillance Satellites Put In Orbit* The United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched two military space surveillance satellites into orbit early Friday. The rocket came to life at 12:52 a.m. EDT lifting off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The two satellites are part of the military’s Geosynchronous Space Situational Aw... more »

The Soviet Union Started To Collapse 25 Years Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*RT:* *25 years on: Failed coup that ended the Soviet Union (PART 1)* The junta that tried to seize power in the Soviet Union on August 18-21, 1991, is one of the most inept in the history of palace coups. Not only did it fail to take power, but it also brought about the opposite of its aims – the collapse of the USSR. The coup was triggered by the New Union Treaty, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s stillborn, last-ditch attempt to save the USSR. The union was in the midst of an uncontrollable collapse of its command economy and being torn apart by its increasingly-nationalist min... more »

An Area 51 Mystery At Las Vegas Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
At Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is a fleet of passenger aircraft (pictured) it's impossible to buy tickets for - because they fly to the US's secret Area 51 military base. Wikipedia *The SUN*: *Area 51 mystery as huge unmarked passenger planes are spotted flying from Las Vegas airport to the top secret military base sparking conspiracy theories* *Conspiracy theorists believe the area is the site where a UFO crash-landed in the 1950s* THESE are the mysterious aircraft that many believe hold the answer to one of the world’s great alien conspiracies. The unmarked white a... more »

Has The U.S. Become Too Dependent On Military Contractors?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Reuters / Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters *Sean McFate, Defense One*: *The Hidden Costs of America’s Addiction to Mercenaries* *Washington’s reliance on unheralded private military contractors to fight its wars has mutated into a strategic vulnerability.* A decade ago, I found myself in a precarious position. I was in Burundi, sipping a Coke with Domitien Ndayizeye, the country’s then-president, U.S. Ambassador Jim Yellin, and several others. We had an emerging catastrophe on our hands. Ten years earlier, the Rwandan genocide left a trail of ash and tears in its wake, claiming 800,000... more »

Why Are American Foreign Policy And Military Neocons Flocking To Hillary Clinton?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Reuters/Jim Young) / Reuters *Matthew Yglesias, VOX*:* Hillary Clinton’s neoconservative fan club, explained* Donald Trump has found ways to alienate some members of all factions of conservative politics, but neoconservative intellectuals, operatives, and policy hands have been the most heavily represented element in the ranks of anti-Trump Republicans. That’s largely because unlike social conservatives or free marketers, Trump hasn’t even tried to court neoconservative support. On the contrary, he’s gone to substantial lengths to exag... more »

Picture Of The day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Kurdish Peshmerga forces fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq. August 14. © REUTERS/ AZAD LASHKARI

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russia says fires Iskander-M ballistic missile during training exercise https://t.co/mrNLp3qIAK pic.twitter.com/SXFoztOF1f — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 19, 2016

Spain: CIA Document Discloses Possible UFO Sighting in Barcelona

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 11 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and La Razón (Spain)Date: 08.15.2016Original Article by Víctor Fernández, La Razónhttp://www.larazon.es/local/cataluna/cuando-un-ovni-sobrevolo-barcelona-DF13342188#.Ttt1SZI2CV1A0HP* *Spain: CIA Document Discloses Possible UFO Sighting in Barcelona* May 21, 1952. Barcelona was making preparations for the International Eucharistic Conference to such an extent that the La Vanguardia Española discussed the arrival of the archbishop of Ottawa as though he were a special guest. The possibility of some afternoon rain showers that Wednesday was in the forecast. Jo... more »

Spain: "I Saw a UFO" (1975)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 11 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and LaRioja.comDate: 08.17.2016* *Spain: "I Saw a UFO" (1975)* Over 40 years ago, Murillo had become news due to a particular event. A local resident, Doña Andrea, told Diario LA RIOJA in August '75 that she had seen a UFO. The 51-year-old woman claimed having seen it close at hand and at high speed. Unfortunately, these phenomena are always accompanied by a vague description. But in Andrea's own words: "Those who want to believe it are free to do so." -- Editorial comment from Diario La Rioja *As Round as A Hat and as Shiny as Silver* By Luis Sáez, Diario La... more »

Mexico: Alleged UFOs Recorded By Separate Witnesses, Mexico-Pachuca Highway

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 11 hours ago
*Source: Ana Luisa CidDate: August 14, 2006* *Mexico: Alleged UFOs Recorded By Separate Witnesses, Mexico-Pachuca Highway* *Prof. Ana Luisa Cid writes:* Greetings - I am attaching three videos from this past August 14th. The witnesses have described a very large object floating over the México-Pachuca Highway. [They recorded it] using their cellphone cameras. Several drivers slowed down to witness the phenomenon. One possible explanation would be an enormous "globo de cantoya" (sky lantern), although the luminosity that appears to surround it is startling. Some have described a... more »

William vanden Heuvel: The Necessity of the U.S.-Russian Relationship

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*Photo Source.* *Related: Stephen F. Cohen: Searching for Common Ground in U.S.-Russian Relations.* *Video Title: William vanden Heuvel: The Necessity of the U.S.-Russian Relationship. Source: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Date Published: February 26, 2016. Description: * "It seems to me that our greatest obligation, both to ourselves and to the world that we want to create and lead, is to find a way to work with Russia not to resume the Cold War," says William vanden Heuvel, former U.S. ambassador to the European office of the United Nations. This Carnegi... more »

The Real News: UN Admits Role in Haiti's Cholera Outbreak After Years of Denial

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
* The UN, famous for protecting its child rapists around the world, is also responsible for the spread of diseases in poor countries such as Haiti. Wherever UN "peacekeeping" troops go, expect a sharp increase in child rapes and disease outbreaks. Source of photo:** Reuters/Allison Shelley/File Photo. * *Video Title: UN Admits Role in Haiti's Cholera Outbreak After Years of Denial. Source: The Real News. Date Published: August 18, 2016. Description: * A lawyer representing the victims says there needs to be continued pressure on the UN to ensure the safety of the host communities ... more »

Putin: How America checkmated Russia

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Ukraine Gov't Accepted Toxic Monsanto for 17 Billion IMF Loan" By Tactical Investor, Sputnik News, April 13, 2016: * Tucked away in the layers of paper that come with any loan agreement (especially those from the IMF) were arrangements that opened Ukraine to be raided by major corporations one of which is the nefarious Monsanto. Putin wisely kicked these peddlers of toxin out of Russia, yet traitors like Poroshenko and Yates open the doors to these bandits. Both these two Gestapo leaders came to power via a coup, which is illegal based on Ukraine’s constitution.... more »

Putting An End To The Nonsense That This Planet Is Flat: Flat Earthers Under The Employment Of US CIA To Systematically Disrupt And Undermine Truth Movements Everywhere

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
I continue to be under constant attack from the knuckleheads over at the "Flat Earth" insane asylum these days.... Their comments sent my way have gotten so full of ignorance and constant colorful metaphors that I have had no choice but to spam the majority of them and automatically delete them even before I read them! Yes, the brainwashing and gullibility of people is truly that intense and there are so many in that group that simply do not understand Physics and Astronomy.... I have already put up in my rants some definitive proof that this planet is in fact a spheroid (although ... more »


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Researching today I came across this creepy finding: Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/research-opportunities/ovarian-cancer-research-funding-sourcebook/ The OCRP stimulates and supports innovative, integrated, multidisciplinary research in the etiology, detection, prevention and control of ovarian cancer. Within this context, priorities and target award levels are set annually by an expert panel, which includes ovarian cancer survivor advocates. Ovarian cancer survivors also participate in the peer review of propo... more »

TEPCO Reports Ice Wall Failure

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
TEPCO reports ice wall is failing, which is no surprise to anyone who has watched this debacle unfold: Kohei Tomita. August 19, 2016. Panel: TEPCO’s ‘ice wall’ failing at Fukushima nuclear plant. The Asahi Shimbun, August 19, 2016 http:// www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201608190060.html Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s “frozen wall of earth” has failed to prevent groundwater from entering the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, and the utility needs a new plan to address the problem, experts said. An expert panel with the Nuclear Regulation Authority received a report from TEPCO on t... more »

X-Zone Broadcast Network - The First Show

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
Since there has been some interest here in this radio program and some have asked for the broadcast details you can follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zcbNtdOnr4 The program will air on the X-Zone Broadcast Network on Saturday and Sunday at 9 - 10 EDT which translates to 6 - 7 PDT.

Lochte Apologizes for Not Being More Candid About Incident

[image: In this image of Sunday, August 14, 2016, taken from a surveillance video, American Ryan Lochte (2nd from right to left), appears with other swimmers in a petrol station, during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazilian police via AP)] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- U.S Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for his behavior surrounding a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more “careful and candid” about how he described what... more »

"You Broke It, You Bought It": A Sanders Activist Challenges Clinton Supporters

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Carbon-loving TPP proponent Ken Salazar, Clinton's new head of her transition team. Salazar's group will will recommend names to fill thousands of Executive Branch jobs in the next Clinton administration, should there be one. What do progressive Clinton supporters have to say about his ascension? Anything? Will they push back against it?* *by Gaius Publius* This really matters. That Clinton is a better progressive choice than Trump is not much contested. But was Clinton the better progressive choice against Sanders? Almost no Sanders-supporting Democratic voter would say yes to t... more »

Missing item?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
A rabbi has been stabbed by another of those persons with mental health issues. For some unconnected reason the lone assailant allegedly uttered ‘Allahu Akbar’ during the episode, which took place in the French city of Strasbourg. The incident has been widely reported, but it seems one prominent news organ hasn’t yet noticed the incident..... .........Ah, hang on. The BBC *has *reported it, here. ("Three hours ago") But don't worry, it's *not* terrorist-related and no anti-Semitic motive has been established. "According to the police source q... more »

We already have agumented humans

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
They are Chinese and Indians and they steal our lunch money with such skill we only notice we are hungrgy

I have the photo evidence of red CIA spiders

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Look at that red spider hard to capture on a cell phone because like most mechanial mintiures it cant sit still.

Post War Syria Will Be Decentralised

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The country we used to know as Syria is no more. The war has fragmented the country into different entities. The decentralization of Syria with or without President Bashar al-Assad is already under way, according to international experts. A configuration of international and regional forces will determine Syria’s future in the post-war era. Sputnik reports: In an interview with the Russian news website Gazeta.ru, a group of international experts from the Valdai discussion club shared opinions on the current situation in Syria and the future of the war-ravaged country. “The process o... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"If We Believe In Nothing..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"Al Swearengen": "Change And Misfortune..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*Minion: *"I'm older and much less friendly to change." *Al Swearengen: *"Change ain't looking for friends. Change calls the tune we dance to." *Al Swearengen’s Take On Misfortune * *STRONG Language Alert!* “Pain, or damage, don’t end the world- or despair or f***in’ beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you’ve got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man- and give some back.” “Al Swearengen,” Ian McShane’s character in “Deadwood” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Q7YRDL90E

“Donald Trump- Democrat in Disguise?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Donald Trump- Democrat in Disguise?”* by Bill Bonner "The scallywag or the scoundrel? The choice is yours, America. Never in our memory has a race for president brought such consternation. *Nightmare candidates: *The Democrats are dismayed because their standard-bearer is a rich, war-mongering, billionaire-coddling, Parasitocracy-loving retrograde. In other words, the Democratic candidate is their own worst vision of a Republican. Last year, the Clintons reported over $10 million in income- which puts them among the richest of the rich. Republican Party candidate Donald Trump cla... more »

Sexy Paul Manafort the Great has resigned...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*I haz a sad.*

Study of air quality around Damien Hirst’s artwork retracted — against most authors’ wishes

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The corresponding author of the study that detected toxic leaks from the work of prominent British artist Damien Hirst has now retracted it — but most of his co-authors disagree with the decision. The April Analytical Methods study was covered extensively by the media when it suggested staff at Damien Hirst’s 2012 exhibition at Tate Gallery in London of dead animals […] The post Study of air quality around Damien Hirst’s artwork retracted — against most authors’ wishes appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Big Idea #5

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
*The Economist* explains Nash equilibrium.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* GE is building America's first offshore wind farm with turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty The CEO of the world's oldest bank is reportedly under investigation for market manipulation Iran is coercing persecuted Afghan immigrants into fighting 'as cannon fodder' in Syria The Biggest Hack Yet: Why A Leak Of Clinton Foundation Documents Is Imminent "It’s Snowden Junior" - Former NSA Employees Say NSA Hack Is The Work Of A "Rogue Insider" Bin Laden’s Son Urges Overthrow Of Saudi Regime, Jihad Against US Influence Obama Lied: New Details Confirm $400 ...more »

No Reason To Reject The System Outright

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
As Canada moves towards proportional representation, the Cassandras are wailing loudly. Andrew Coyne gives two examples -- from opposite ends of the political spectrum: Here, for example, is Bill Tieleman, B.C. NDP strategist, writing in The Tyee: “How would you like an anti-immigrant, racist, anti-abortion or fundamentalist religious political party holding the balance of power in Canada? … Welcome to the proportional representation electoral system, where extreme, minority and just plain bizarre views get to rule the roost.” At the other ideological pole, here’s columnist Lorne ... more »

Edison VS Tesla Redeux

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Eldon Musk may like changing the world more than making money. The big guys have entered the all electric contest in a big way. I do not expect Telsa to last.

The Latest: Somber Trump Tours Flood-Ravaged La.

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, followed by his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, shakes hands with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as he is greeted by Louisiana officials upon his arrival at the Baton Rouge airport in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern): 1:55 p.m. Donald Trump struck a somber tone as he toured the flood damage in Louisiana -- but still managed to get in a jab at President Barack Obama.... more »

James Robison and Sheila Walsh Discuss Christianity in the Election Process

The Stream at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Stream Podcast] This week, The Stream‘s Sheila Walsh sat down with Stream publisher and LIFE Today host James Robison to explore where we stand as a nation. In part one, Robison explains why Christians cannot sit this election out.

Amid Baton Rouge’s Summer of Grief, a Hint of Hope Emerges

[image: Deep South Weather_perr (1)__1471611301_71.164.139.145] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- It’s been a long, hot summer of pain and grief in Louisiana, its capital city engulfed by a string of tragedies that began with the killing of a black man at the hands of police.... more »

Open Letter to Harvard Law Prof: The Culture Wars Aren’t Over and Christians Aren’t Nazis

Michael Brown at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Worship at church. Silhouette of anonymous people. High key lighting.] Dear Prof. Tushnet, I apologize for missing your online post of May 6, 2016, in which you stated, "The culture wars are over; they lost, we won." Although your words created quite a stir and drew a strong response from... more »

BREAKING: Discourse on method!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016Pelted by the storm:* We've started posting the reports we've written in the past week. Due to a Monday night thunderclap, connectivity fled the scene, and we weren't able to post. We'll be posting a four-part report about Amy Chozick's recent attempt at campaign bio. For reasons we can't fully explain, we're going to back-date the posts, using the dates on which they would have appeared. Thunderclap, be gone! Part 1 in the series appears below. In accord with our storm-tossed method, we'll post Wednesday's report tomorrow!

BUNGLING BIO: Stop them before they report bio more!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2016Part 1—Chozick bungles again:* If we were asked to pick the Most Problematic New Journalist of the past few years, one possible winner would leap to mind: We'd be forced to consider the New York Times' Amy Chozick. For all we know, Chozick may be the world's nicest person. As a journalist, though, we'd have to call her a puzzle inside a "Creeping Dowdist" enigma. Let's start withe the ridiculous piece which brought Chozick to fame. Two campaigns back, in 2008, Chozick was working for the Wall Street Journal. That August, she penned a remarkable, lengthy a... more »

BBC, Indian Monsoon, And More Lies

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-36989173 Welcome to the latest barrage of lies and misinformation from the BBC: This week I went to the scene of terrible tragedy. A river, swollen by raging monsoon floodwaters, had torn down a bridge on the main road between Mumbai and Goa. More than 30 people are thought […]

Does dose matter? Tumor killer paper thought so, now must retract

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
After questions from a reader, researchers took a second look at their data about the effects of a vitamin A metabolite on tumor cells, and realized their key finding was inaccurate. They’re now retracting the paper, from Molecular Medicine Reports, because it originally reported that higher concentrations of retinoic acid (RA) were more effective in curbing […] The post Does dose matter? Tumor killer paper thought so, now must retract appeared first on Retraction Watch.

ISIS Executes 6 Men In Vats Of Boiling Tar

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
After using nitric acid to dissolve their victims alive, ISIS has taken a liking to boiling their victims. The terror group used boiling water last time out and now they are using boiling tar to execute their victims in public, aiming to instill fear and intimidate the residents of Mosul, Iraq. Christian Today reports: In its latest act of sheer savagery, the Islamic State (ISIS) executed six men in Iraq accused of collaborating with the U.S.-led coalition and Kurdish forces by placing them in vats of boiling tar, Iraqi News reports. A source told the news agency that the ISIS offic... more »

Anyone Know How Strong Roger Ailes' Non-Compete Agreement Is?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Recently a non-profit told me they would be honoring two of their donors with a ceremony and a dinner and that one was me. What an honor! The other honoree, however, presented a conundrum. The co-honoree has been ultra-generous to the charity but he had just given $13 million in support to Ted Cruz's campaign. It was far right poker fanatic Robert Mercer. I looked him up and didn't want to be in the same room with him, let alone at the same dinner table. Fortunately, someone at the charity looked us *both* up, put 1+1 together and fconcluded it would be a bad match and decided to ... more »

Obama Administration to Phase Out Some Private Prison Use

EILEEN SULLIVAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Private Prisons_perr__1471610452_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is phasing out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly traded prison operators plunging. In a memo Thursday to the Bureau of... more »

Chinese Navy Carries Out Combat Drills In Sea Of Japan

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
China’s navy has been conducting deep-sea military exercises in the Sea of Japan amid mounting tensions. The Chinese military’s official newspaper said on Friday the exercises were routine and done in accordance with international law and practice. The exercises came just days after Tokyo warned against escalating tensions in the region after they spotted a record number of Chinese government vessels around a group of disputed islands. RT reports: The Chinese military’s official newspaper, the People’s Liberation Army Daily, reported that among the vessels taking part in the exercis... more »

Chicago’s Top Cop Wants To Sack 7 Officers Over Laquan McDonald Death

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Chicago’s police superintendent has recommended firing seven officers involved in the police killing of Laquan McDonald. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson wants seven officers to be sacked after they made false statements following the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in October 2014. RT reports: An initial investigation into the incident carried out by the city’s inspector general also recommended that two other officers involved should be fired. According to a statement from Chicago Police Department (CPD), however, these two officers “have since retired.” Johns... more »

Ashton Eaton Ties Olympic Record, But it’s Bolt’s Show Again

GERALD IMRAY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rio Olympics Athletic_perr (1)__1471608634_71.164.139.145] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Ashton Eaton retained his title as the best all-around athlete in the world by tying the decathlon Olympic record in Rio de Janeiro -- but within minutes, track and field’s ultimate superstar took back the... more »

UN Says it was Involved in Introducing Cholera to Haiti

EDITH M. LEDERER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: United Nations Haiti _perr__1471607956_71.164.139.145] UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations is saying for the first time that it was involved in the introduction of cholera to Haiti and needs to do “much more” to end the suffering of those affected, estimated at more... more »

Trump is Right: Liberal Policies Harm Black Americans

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Black Trump Supporter - 900] Who would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from a breakdown of law and order? But sanity on racial issues is sufficiently rare that it must...more »

Jesus in Rio: Christian Olympians Share Their Faith During Games

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Jesus watching over the Olympics - 900] Jesus has been looming over the Rio games. And we don't just mean the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue towering over the city. His presence has been felt in expressions of Christian faith by many of the athletes competing in the... more »

Trump Advisers Waged Covert Influence Campaign for Pro-Russia Forces in Ukraine

JEFF HORWITZ, CHAD DAY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump A_perr__1471606588_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s then-ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government, emails obtained...more »

Did the US Transfer Their *Illegaly Hosted at Incirlik,Turkey, Nukes* to Romania?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Based on the available information, and, there isn't much information to go on. It seems that claim is both definitely unverifiable and quite likely false.* *But the ongoing narrative and meme implantation / perception management simply can’t be missed! What might happen as these nukes are transferred? Could one go missing? That would be convenient for scare mongering! And war making. Same as always...* **Story originates with Euractiv. Using two anonymous sources and that's it! * **Romania denies Receiving US Nuclear Weapons* **Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament points out that... more »

Images of Syrian Boy Remind Us of the Forgotten Victims of Permanent War

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - His home was targeted in an airstrike in Aleppo. For what? The post Images of Syrian Boy Remind Us of the Forgotten Victims of Permanent War appeared first on Waking Times.

‘The Pond at Benten Shrine in Shiba, by Kawase Hasui, 1929

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
[image: Cp6wbS5XYAEDweP] [Hat tip .*78 Derngate*] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

South Sudan’s Government Recruiting Child Soldiers, UN Says

JUSTIN LYNCH at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: South Sudan Child Sol_perr__1471607383_71.164.139.145] JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan’s government has recruited child soldiers in the past week to prepare for a renewed conflict, according to an internal United Nations document obtained by The Associated Press. The document says a senior politician... more »

As Gawker Learned, Media Corporations Aren’t Above the Law

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Gawker Media] If you want proof of the journalism profession’s staggeringly high self-regard, you could do worse than to study the kerfuffle over the not-quite-demise of Gawker. Gawker was a successful news and gossip site founded by Nick Denton that often prided...more »

Zika Researchers Seeking Volunteers Willing to be Infected

LAURAN NEERGAARD at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: HealthBeat Zika Vacci_perr__1471605344_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study -- this winter, when mosquitoes aren’t biting -- to help speed development of... more »

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

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 17 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 is facing a storm of Republic... more »

Trump Says ‘I Do Regret’ Some Caustic Campaign Statements

JILL COLVIN & STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr (6)__1471603471_71.164.139.145] CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- In a highly uncharacteristic move aimed at resetting his struggling campaign, Donald Trump has said for the first time that he regrets some of the caustic comments he’s made that may have caused people pain. “Sometimes... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Gas Attack! (Thankfully, It’s Only a Drill)

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Marine] A U.S. Marine reacts to a surprise gas attack at the Kahuku Training Area in Hawaii on July 20, 2016. Thank you to the brave men and women of our military for always being ready to protect us.

Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Assessment Failed to List Endangered Butterfly

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
Stopping the pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), that is. Environmental Assessment left out endangered Poweshiek Skipperling By Renee Matlock Censored News copyright I am, first and foremost a mother. I am also an Environmental Engineer. I hold college degrees in Communications, Environmental Science, Engineering and Environmental Engineering. When I see my social media being

Dear HR: Stop Telling Employees They Can't Apply For FMLA Until They Use Their Vacation

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 18 hours ago
For about the dozenth time this year, I heard another sob story about an employee who absolutely qualified for FMLA leave, yet was told by HR that they couldn't apply until they used up their vacation or PTO time. This is wrong on so many levels, and it screws both the employee and the employer. So stop it. Seriously. Stop it. It screws up the employee because their boss assumes they're taking unprotected leave and so those sick and vacation days used for hospital stays, doctor visits and caregiving responsibilities are held against the employee in reviews, consideration for promot... more »

Education Technology, Surveillance and America's Authoritarian Democracy

Tim Scott at Schools Matter - 18 hours ago
by Tim Scott *"The NSA has nothing on the monitoring tools that education technologists have developed in to 'personalize' and 'adapt' learning for students in public school districts across the United States" - Jesse Irwin, marketing and communications professional* *The state-finance matrix defined*: Influenced by David Harvey's notion of the state-finance nexus, the state-finance matrix is a highly disciplined neoliberal landscape where state power structures and technologies facilitate and protect the activities and interests of finance capitalism over all else. This matrix prov... more »

God’s Kingdom: Already and Not Yet

Shelly Duffer at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Heaven God's Kingdom - 900] There is an already, and there is a not yet. And that fact gives us great reason for hope. I've always thought that somehow, we who are Christ-followers (and, those who are not -- so truly, all of mankind), are somewhere... more »

Report: U.S. Military Combat Helmets Made By Prisoners Were Defective

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
ACH helmet © oig.justice.gov *NBC*: *Military Combat Helmets Made By Prisoners Were Defective, Agency Says* Thousands of combat helmets made for the U.S. military by prisoners and paid for by the government were defective, putting service members — including some in Afghanistan — at risk, according to a report from a watchdog agency. A litany of violations were found in the manufacturing process, including the use of unauthorized or degraded materials, according to the Justice Department Inspector General summary, released Wednesday. The sub-par practices significantly reduced th... more »

Report: U.S. Transferring Its Nuclear Weapons From Turkey To Romania

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Incirlik air base in Adana, Turkey. © Murad Sezer / Reuters *Novinite: **U.S. Reportedly Transferring Nukes from Turkey to Romania * With relations between Washington and Ankara worsening after last month's coup attempt, the United States has started moving nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania, EurActiv.com reported on Thursday, citing two independent sources. A source has told the online media outlet that “the US-Turkey relations had deteriorated so much following the coup that Washington no longer trusted Ankara to host the weapons”. According to that source, the U.S. were tra... more »

Are Tech Companies Working With The White House To Defeat Donald Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*The Verge*: *Emails show Google’s close relationship with the White House* For years, Google has been building a lobbying machine that outpaces its Silicon Valley peers, turning the internet giant into a major Washington presence. In 2014, the company surpassed AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast in lobbying spending dollars, and it's been particularly adept at building relationships with the White House. As of March 2015, Google averaged about one meeting a week with the Obama administration, and Google staff frequently move into jobs with the White House, or vice versa. But the figures o... more »

Rock star-scientist Brian Cox confused on more than global temperatures

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Jennifer Marohasy launches a scathing take down of overrated TV scientist, Brian Cox: Celebrity physicist Brian Cox misled the ABC TV Q&A audience on at least 3 points-of-fact on Monday night. This is typical of the direction that much of science is taking. Richard Horton, the current editor of […]

AEP Reviews New Nuclear Developments

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/08/17/britain-should-leap-frog-hinkley-and-lead-21st-century-nuclear-r/ A much more sensible piece from AEP, this time on nuclear power developments: It is hard to imagine now, but Britain once led the nuclear revolution. Ernest Rutherford first broke the nuclei of atoms at Manchester University in 1917. Our Queen opened the world’s first nuclear power plant […]

WW3 Powderkeg Ready To Explode As China Joins Russian Alliance With Assad

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
As the Chinese military moves into war-torn Syria, every major world superpower is now officially mobilized in the war that has on various occasions been called the powderkeg for World War 3. To be sure, all required players are now officially involved. According to state-run Chinese news outlet Xinhua, the Chinese military — citing remarks made by a high-ranking military official during a trip to Damascus — is seeking closer ties with war-ravaged Syria, offering to supply humanitarian aid and even train Syrian military personnel. According to Underground Reporter: On Tuesday the Di... more »

Source Of CERN Sacrifice Video Found Dead

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The man who was the source of the mysterious human sacrifice video filmed at CERN has been found dead. The video was uploaded to YouTube by ‘Richie from Boston’ who wrote: “This is new footage caught on the grounds of CERN, videotaped from inside the building. If it’s real, that’s horrible, if it’s a staged ritual, that’s equally bad. “But whether it’s a mock ritual or not, it’s still a ceremony being performed on the grounds of CERN.” Speaking to The Mirror, he said: “So it turns out the origin of the video posted for the sacrifice at CERN has been found – the problem is, the man i... more »

Obama And Clinton Voted For A US-Mexico Border Wall In 2006

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The Secure Fence Act of 2006 was a bill providing for the construction of 700 miles of double-fencing along the US-Mexico border – and Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton all put their hands up and voted ‘yea.’ On October 26, 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 into law stating, “This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform.“ Having voted in favor of passing the bill, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton were all in agreement with President ... more »

Son Of Soros Comes Out Of The Shadows

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
George Soros’ son Alex has emerged from the shadows and is threatening to carry on his father’s work: global corruption, conflict creation, regime change, and crashing economies for personal gain. Soros Jr has begun wining and dining all the right people to ensure he will be able to continue the “good” work of his father – ushering in a New World Order – and one day raise a toast to his departed dad and say “We did it, Pappy.” Like his father, Alex Soros believes it is his duty to disrupt nation states, do away with traditional values, and delete Christianity from the face of the ea... more »

WikiLeaks: Vote Rigging Class Action Lawsuit Against DNC Moves Forward

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that the class action lawsuit against the DNC for vote rigging is moving forward, implicating both Hillary Clinton and former chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in legal proceedings. The suit includes six claims: fraud, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive conduct, monetary restitution for donors of Sanders, the DNC breaking its own fiduciary duties, and negligence for failing to protect sensitive donor information that was hacked. Class action lawsuit against US DNC & Debbie Wasserman Schultz over primary rigging moves forward https://... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/19/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/19/2016"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "So much for the so-called “recovery,” there’s not going to be one. Retail and tech are the latest to signal the economy is tanking. Retail is warning sales are bad. Macy’s is closing 100 stores nationwide. On top of that, tech giant Cisco just fired 20% of its workforce, or about 5,500 employees. Can you believe the Fed is still talking about raising interest rates in September? Fat chance. Russian bombers got clearance to take off from an Iranian airbase to fly missions to attack ISIS in Iraq and Syria. This is a ... more »

"Paris, 1787: It Reaches Manhattan, Doubtless Due to Continental Drift"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Paris, 1787: * *It Reaches Manhattan, Doubtless Due to Continental Drift"* by Fred Reed "It is easy to underestimate the peasantry, the little people. They appear well under control. All seems calm, unless one looks carefully. The means of control work smoothly: the legions, the church, the media, the secret police, the enforcers of political correctness. The serfs are cowed. Why worry about a distant peonage? Do we not have our castles? Let us dance and drink champagne. And comes the guillotine. I know three young women of exceptional intelligence and talent, all of them matur... more »

"How Far We Have Not Come..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"If you want to see how far we have not come from the cave and the woods, from the lonely and dangerous days of the prairie or the plain, witness the reaction of a modern suburban family, nearly ready for bed, when the doorbell rings or the door is rattled. They will stop where they stand, or sit bolt upright in their beds, as if a streak of pure lightning has passed through the house. Eyes wide, voices fearful, they will whisper to each other, "There's someone at the door," in a way that might make you believe they have always feared and anticipated this moment- that they have spen... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKzFk-FiZM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“The 2016 Perseid meteor shower performed well on the night of August 11/12. The sky on that memorable evening was recorded from a perch overlooking Yosemite Valley, planet Earth, in this scene composed of 25 separate images selected from an all-night set of sequential exposures. Each image contains a single meteor and was placed in alignment using the background stars. The digital manipulation accounts for the Earth's rotation throughout the night and allows the explosion of colorful trails to be viewed in perspective toward the shower's radiant in the constellation Perseus. *Click... more »

Chet Raymo, “Perchance to Dream”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Perchance to Dream”* by Chet Raymo “I believe I mentioned here a year or two ago how so many of my current dreams are set in the house and city I grew up in - 4106 Anderson Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Never in any of the other places I have lived, including this house in New England in which I have spent the great majority of my adult life. No. Always the white colonial on Anderson Avenue and a distorted but recognizable Chattanooga. These dreams are becoming more common. So much so that I wonder to what extent this phenomenon is shared by others in my age cohort, and what it... more »

The Poet: Jeanne Lohmann, "Questions Before Dark"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Questions Before Dark"* "Day ends, and before sleep when the sky dies down, consider your altered state: has this day changed you? Are the corners sharper or rounded off? Did you live with death? Make decisions that quieted? Find one clear word that fit? At the sun's midpoint did you notice a pitch of absence, bewilderment that invites the possible? What did you learn from things you dropped and picked up and dropped again? Did you set a straw parallel to the river, let the flow carry you downstream?" - Jeanne Lohmann, from "The Light of Invisible Bodies"

Midday Musical Interlude: Poco, “Rose of Cimarron”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Poco, “Rose of Cimarron” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiDNlCyHp0I

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Keauhou, Hawaii, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"A Hillary Product Endorsement"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago

"How Many Times?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“How many times do you have to get hit over the head before you figure out who's hitting you?” - Harry S. Truman

"JFK's Executive Order 11100 Abolishing the Federal Reserve"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"JFK's Executive Order 11100 Abolishing the Federal Reserve" by John P. Curran “Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution specifically says that Congress is the only body that can "coin money and regulate the value thereof." The US Constitution has never been amended to allow anyone other than Congress to coin and regulate currency. So what’s the Federal Reserve? In 1910 Senator Nelson Aldrich, then Chairman of the National Monetary Commission, in collusion with representatives of the European central banks, devised a plan to pressure and deceive Congress into enacting legislation...more »

"The Federal Reserve’s Cycle of Monetary Insanity (and Treason)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"The Federal Reserve’s Cycle of Monetary Insanity (and Treason)"* by Jeff Nielson "In 2008 the central bankers of the West went berserk with their monetary crimes. Interest rates were driven to near-zero. Money-printing was driven to near-infinity, as represented by the Bernanke Helicopter Drop. As a condition for engaging in monetary policies which were more insane (i.e. more criminal) than anything ever done in our economies; the central bankers promised an immediate Exit Strategy, in early 2009: the normalization of interest rates and the normalization of money-printing. Throug... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago

“The American People Can’t Be Trusted”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“The American People Can’t Be Trusted”* by Will Durst "I know my own nation best. That's why I despise it the most. And know and love my own people, too, the swine. I'm a patriot. A dangerous man." - Edward Abbey "So the conventions are over and we’ve entered the penultimate stage of this presidential demolition derby. Your muted murmurs of”yippee” and “hooray” have been duly noted. That’s enough, put the horns away, this is not an overly large celebration. It took a year and a half, but the presidential field has winnowed down to the major political parties’ two anointed nomine... more »

"Life Happens..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Sometimes we just have to accept the fact we can't explain everything. Life happens, whether we want it to or not and we don't always have a reason why. Our job is to try and make some good come out of it." - Melissa Pearl

"Which Items Will Disappear First During A Major National Emergency?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Which Items Will Disappear First During A Major National Emergency?"* By Michael Snyder "One day in the not too distant future, a major emergency will strike this nation, and that will set off a round of hoarding unlike anything we have ever seen before. Just think about what happens when a big winter storm or a hurricane is about to hit one of our major cities– inevitably store shelves are stripped bare of bread, milk, snow shovels, etc. Even though winter storms and hurricanes are just temporary hurdles to overcome, they still cause many people to go into panic mode. So what is ... more »

“Tiahuanaco: Gateway to the Gods”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“Tiahuanaco: Gateway to the Gods” by Dan Eden . "Ask most people who are the oldest civilization or where the oldest civilization lived and you'll hear answers like Mesopotamia (Iraq), Egypt or Iran. While these cultures can be traced back to 4000 B.C., the mysterious ruins of Tiahuanaco, in Bolivia, could be 14,000 years old! If you think the Great Pyramid in Egypt is a technological marvel, wait until you see what artists and engineers were doing in Tiahuanaco. This culture thrived at the breathless, oxygen deprived elevation of 13,000 feet. They managed to somehow move stones weig... more »

"Göbekli Tepe- History In the Remaking"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Göbekli Tepe- History In the Remaking"* by Patrick Symmes "They call it potbelly hill, after the soft, round contour of this final lookout in southeastern Turkey. To the north are forested mountains. East of the hill lies the biblical plain of Harran, and to the south is the Syrian border, visible 20 miles away, pointing toward the ancient lands of Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent, the region that gave rise to human civilization. And under our feet, according to archeologist Klaus Schmidt, are the stones that mark the spot - the exact spot - where humans began that ascent. St... more »

Ukraine President Warns Of World War 3 With Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
As the confrontation between Ukrainian forces and the rebels in the Donbas region worsens, president Poroshenko has warned that World War 3 between Ukraine and Russia could break out. Poroshenko says he is considering ordering a military draft in readiness for a full-scale Russian invastion. Zerohedge.com reports: As Bloomberg reports, the confrontation between Ukrainian forces and the rebels in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region has worsened, Poroshenko said in the western city of Brody on Thursday. His comments come a week after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the governmen... more »

George Soros Paid Al Gore Millions To Lie About Global Warming

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Newly leaked documents reveal that billionaire George Soros bribed former Vice President Al Gore with millions of dollars in order to fabricate data about global warming. According to a document published by DC Leaks, Soros used his Open Society Institute to pay Al Gore $10 million dollars per year in order to make Gore exaggerate claims about man-made climate change to the public. Dailycaller.com reports: “U.S. Programs Global Warming Grants U.S. Programs became engaged on the global warming issue about four years ago, at George Soros’s suggestion,” reads a leaked OSI memo. “There ... more »

Wyoming Government Claims Ownership Of The Wind, Imposes Air Tax

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The government in Wyoming state have proposed a controversial “air tax” which would levy a tax on wind, angering wind farm owners who say the tax will put them out of business. The proposal is seen by many wind farm businesses as an attempt to protect the lucrative fossil fuel indsutry. Naturalnews.com reports: In fact, for the past three years Wyoming has already been taxing the energy generated by wind turbines at a rate of $1 per megawatt-hour produced. Although this tax has so far generated only $15 million for the state, it has placed a significant burden on the wind power ind... more »

UN Admit They Caused Haiti’s Deadly Cholera Outbreak

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The UN has come clean to the public about allowing a deadly outbreak of cholera to hit Haiti in 2010 that ended up killing over 10,000 people in the country. Studies have proved that Nepalese UN troops were the source of the deadly outbreak, a fact which the UN initially tried to cover-up until now. BBC News reports: An internal report seen by the New York Times is said to have led to the shift. But the UN still says it is protected by diplomatic immunity from claims for compensation from victims’ families. On Thursday, Farhan Haq, a spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, s... more »

Be Humble, Be Noble - A Serbian Proverb

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
*Be humble, for you are made of earth.Be noble, for you are made of stars.* Serbian Proverb

Consciousness: the trouble with Tononi's critics

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
In recent years, several readers have asked about my opinion about the Integrated Information Theory (IIT), a theory about "what consciousness is and where it is" started by neuroscientist Giulio Tononi in 2004. Some of them have expressed the opinion that IIT seems compatible with my understanding of the role of the ("conscious") observer in quantum mechanics etc. My knowledge about IIT slowly grew and my opinions gradually strengthened. But it was the 2014 texts by computer scientist Scott Aaronson Why I Am Not An Integrated Information Theorist (or, The Unconscious Expander) ----... more »

Hillary Furious As Clinton Foundation Witness Testifies Against Her

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
American author Ed Klein has revealed that a key Clinton Foundation witness has agreed to testify in a court of law against Hillary Clinton as the pay-to-play investigation continues to mount its case against her. Speaking on The Sean Hannity Show, Klein said Hillary Clinton is about to face some of her most challenging legal issues to date. Hannity.com reports: Reports of legal troubles for the foundation began last week when The Daily Caller reported that a joint FBI-US Attorney probe of The Clinton Foundation is currently underway. The charge is supported by a number of emails re... more »

Military Leader Accuses Obama Administration Of Treason

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a national security professional specializing in irregular warfare, has accused the Obama administration of treason for manipulating intelligence about ISIS. Dr. Gorka, the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair in Military Theory at the Marine Corps University, says Obama deliberately kept the American public in the dark about the threat ISIS pose. Menrec.com reports: A new report shows that dozens of intelligence analysts had their reports altered by higher-ups at the Department of Defense’s Central Command (CENTCOM) in order to downplay the ISIS... more »

DOJ Announce The End Of Private Prisons

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The DOJ have announced a nationwide ban on the use of private prisons after an investigation discovered that facilities are unsafe and ineffective at providing correctional services than their state run counterparts. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the phasing out of private prisons via a memo on Thursday that orders officials across all States to not renew contracts for private prison operators when they expire. Washingtonpost.com reports: The goal, Yates wrote, is “reducing — and ultimately ending — our use of privately operated prisons.” “They simply do not provide... more »

War Crimes by Kiev,USA

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
"Damn it feels good to be a gangsta A real gangsta-ass nigga plays his cards right A real gangsta-ass nigga never runs his fucking mouth Cause real gangsta-ass niggas don't start fights" - *Geto Boys, "Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta."* *Video Title: War Crimes by Kiev,USA. Source: Marine1063. Date Published: August 6, 2016. Description:* "In this program we show the tragedy of family Kuharchyuk happened in Gorlovka as a result of artillery shelling by Kiev army. In a second, he lost his wife and younger daughter." -Novorossia TV world - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWxZ...

Nukes Closer to the Hands of ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*The evil people behind 9/11 and ISIS will not hesitate to use nukes in a limited capacity. * *Video Title: Nukes Closer to the Hands of ISIS. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: August 18, 2016. Description: * The US is reportedly moving nukes from Turkey to Romania amid rising tensions in Ukraine – and after a recent report warned that ISIS could steal the nukes in Turkey.

ISIS is the demon child of the new Middle East

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*Related: David Kilcullen: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror.* ISIS is the demon child of the new Middle East that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about. And it is a very well-fed child because its adopted parents are very rich. The openly stated policy of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and Israel has been to use this demented child to overthrow the regime in Syria in order to curtail the influence of Iran in the Arab world and isolate Hezbollah. They have never hid their intentions or their plan to use Jihadist terrorism to achieve the... more »

The Middle East at an Inflection Point with Lisa Anderson

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*"Pursuing Truth, Exercising Power: Social Science and Public Policy in the Twenty-First Century"* *By Lisa Anderson (2003). * "I think it's fair to say we now live in an era of quantum politics. Uncertainty is not a transitory condition, it is a principle. And I think that will be true forever now. The moment where we really thought we could understand with certainty the character of politics, particularly in the Middle East, but globally, is probably over. So, the interplay of all these revolutions creates an enormous amount of complexity and confusion for us. So what I simply wa... more »

Stephen F. Cohen: Searching for Common Ground in U.S.-Russian Relations

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*Photo Source: Reuters.* *Video Title: Stephen F. Cohen: Searching for Common Ground in U.S.-Russian Relations. Source: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Date Published: February 26, 2016. Description: * “The Putin that is so irrationally demonized in America today, this Putin is the almost inevitable result of these unwise American policies. He is the effect, not the cause,” says Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at NYU and Princeton. This Carnegie Council event took place on February 17, 2016. For complete audio and transcript and video ... more »

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*powerful! * Video will automatically start at 49:00 #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." *Trump has given me no reason not to believe him.*

11 Natural Tricks for Insomnia

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day 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 peop... more »

Another Day, Another High Profile Republican Dissing Mr. Trumpanzee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

Mauricio Savarese, Peter Prengaman, Luis Andres Henao at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

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

CIA red spiders

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
they were crawling all over me I have photo evidence (got it) 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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