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Saturday, August 20, 2016

20 August - Blogs I'm Following

Pacific Decadal Cooling Cycle

Climate Cycles and Vaccine Censorship

PPJ Gazette

China's Nuclear Future


11:01pm MDT

Deeply Dystopian

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 56 minutes ago
Based on a free excerpt captioned "A quick rundown of the ecocidal empires that came before us", I purchased the electronic version of "Extinction: A Radical History" by Ashley Dawson. Upon reading the entire book I was not surprised, having been forewarned, to see the typical finger pointing at capitalism - but it was more disappointing than usual since the author, who is a superb writer, did an excellent job delineating just how destructive humans have been ever since we emerged from Africa and learned to use fire and weapons to extirpate dozens upon dozens of animals we preyed... more »

Can The Democrats Still Lose This Thing?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Remember how Herr Trumpf used to go on endlessly at his bund rallies, in interviews and on Twitter about his polling numbers? That's when he was pulverizing the Republican Party's deep bench and bitch-slapping Sweaty Little Marco, Lyin' Ted, Low Energy Jeb and the rest of the sad sacks who thought they could go up against a NYC playground bully. These days... well, if he mentions polls it's only to whine that they're all fixed, like that sinister Fox poll that shows substantially more voters see Hillary as the lesser of two evils. The newest poll, released yesterday and showing Hi... more »

The Infinite Oscillation

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

one of these days

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
One of these days I'll be gone... one of these days I'll be dead... i was once like you... you will soon be like me... one of these days I'm gonna do something... I don't know what yet but it's gonna be good... one of these days I'm gonna make a difference...

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 2 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* State Department: We were only going to pay Iran $400 million if they released the prisoners In other words, it was indeed ransom. There are 4 key reasons why oil has officially re-entered the bull market A convicted felon whose record exempted him from washing dishes at Uno Pizzeria is about to open a college US's first 'smart' nuclear weapon may signal new nuclear arms race with China and Russia *Crowdfunding For FOIA Request Fort Knox Audit Documents Completes Within 24 Hours. * Hillary Clinton Said Colin Powell Urged Her To Use A Private Email, FBI Notes R... more »

27 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Nikola Tesla

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Luminita D. Saviuc* - Nikola Tesla inspired nations to come together in the name of peace and science. The post 27 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Nikola Tesla appeared first on Waking Times.

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 20: Much Challenging But Rewarding System I've Learned

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
He tasks me. He tasks me, and I shall have him. I'll chase him round the Moons of Nibia and round the Antares Maelstrom and round Perdition's flames before I give him up! One thing I've learned about my own gaming style is for me, simpler seems to be better. I talked about that yesterday in a non-#RPGaDay post. While that's been a trend, that's not to say it'll always be the case. Some day I'll master *Champions*. That said my current white whale is the Fate system of RPGs. Truthfully the rules aren't that complicated - *Fate Accelerated *is a glorified pamphlet. But the appli... more »

GRAPHIC Video: Syrian Doctors Save Unborn Child After Mother Hit By Shrapnel

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Screen Shot 2016-08-20 at 7.55.23 AM] A pregnant mother who was hit by shrapnel and had two limbs broken in a Syrian bombing has doctors to thank for the survival of her child. In a graphic video meant to highlight the plight of Syrians caught in... more »

Putin: Millennials Are A Western Invention

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
President Putin has identified Western millennials as key players in the New World Order’s battle for global supremacy, and suggested he fears the millennial generation is being “rendered useless.” “They have been brainwashed and distracted from the real, how do you say, meat and potatoes issues facing our world. They have been distracted, rendering them useless,” Putin said. The 63-year-old Russian president, speaking to a Kremlin tour group, explained that “reality TV, smartphones, Pokemon Go,” have distracted millennials from what is really happening, and that “the issues they ac... more »

Soros Caught Funding Fake Islamophobia On Twitter

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Leaked documents from the Open Society Foundation reveals that George Soros funded left-wing think tank Demos to fabricate data that exaggerated the problem of Islamophobia on social media. The left-wing think tank had recently released a controversial report that suggested Islamophobia was “rampant” on Twitter, leading to liberal media outlets demand that more rules, laws and regulations be imposed in order to deal with the alleged problem. Breitbart.com reports: Leaked documents from the Open Society Foundation (OSF) show that George Soros’ organization funded Demos to be able to...more »

Sky News Reporter Caught Falsifying Terrorist Report

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
An award winning Sky News journalist has been caught red-handed falsifying information during a terrorist report on television. Chief correspondent Stuart Ramsey is a “respected” multi-award winning journalist for his work on covering the Taliban. Now, Ramsey has found himself at the center of a potential court case, after Romanian officials accused him of faking an illegal arms deal during a report for Sky News. Anonhq.com reports: Ramsay’s undercover investigation, under Sky News sponsorship, exposed shocking deals with ISIS terrorists and arms trading in Europe. Reportedly, shipp... more »

Bin Laden’s Son Calls For Jihad Across Globe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza bin Laden, has publicly called on the Saudi people to join global jihad around the world with the aim of overthrowing the monarchy end the US influence over the kingdom. In a new recording released on Wednesday, Osama’s son called on the Saudi youth to join his Yemen-based brothers in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and “gain the necessary experience” in waging “intifada” to rid the country from the Saudi Royal family. Rt.com reports: The undated audio message is Hamza bin Laden’s fourth speech since August 2015, as he tries to assert his influence over th... more »

Leaked Memo Shows Soros Was Secret Ruler Of Ukraine In 2014

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Newly released documents show that George Soros, via his Open Society NGO, secretly influenced the Ukraine government in 2014 to undermine Russia. In the recent 2,500 trove of leaked docments, one memo revealed the immense control Soros had over Ukraine following the illegal Maidan government overthrow. Theduran.com reports: Soros and his NGO executives held detailed and extensive meetings with just about every actor involved in the Maidan coup…from US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, to Ukraine’s Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Health, and Education. The only person missing was Vi... more »

A Potential Death Knell for Trump?-- A Case of Under Age Rape

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*First public/pubic Trumpanzee in Union Square-- Thursday morning* -by Helen Klein As the Trump campaign continues to implode, he may be sorry, very sorry, that he ever began his run for President. With all the horrors we already know about him, there is much more lurking just beneath the surface. The light of day has arrived and it should be in full sun, with no clouds hiding important and potentially candidate destroying information the American people have a right to know. In Matt Taibbi’s new *Rolling Stone* article, The Summer of the Shill, he declares what the role of the pre... more »

Obama: Global Warming Deniers Should Be Banned From Owning Guns

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
President Obama has hinted that people who deny that man-made global warming exists, may be barred from owning firearms under a new executive order about to be signed. In the last few days Obama has unveiled a number of new “executive actions” on guns, including plans to keep people deemed “mentally ill” away from guns. Naturalnews.com reports: The official White House fact sheet on Obama’s new regulations states: “Current law prohibits individuals from buying a gun if, because of a mental health issue, they are either a danger to themselves or others or are unable to manage their ... more »

Over Half Of Clinton Foundation Donors To Be Barred Under New Rules

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Over half of the Clinton Foundation donors would be barred from contributing to the Clinton’s under new self-imposed rules banning corporate and foreign donors. Bill Clinton announced that should Hillary become President, the $2 billion Clinton Family Foundation will no longer be able to accept most of the money it currently receives. Zerohedge.com reports: To this we responded that this was to be expected: after all “once Hillary is president, she will no longer need a backdoor way of legally receiving Saudi and other foreign money: at that moment, billions in Saudi dollars will b... more »

US Sailor Imprisoned For Taking Photographs At Sea

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A US Navy sailor was sentenced to a year in prison after he took photographs of alleged classified areas inside a nuclear attack submarine while it was in port in Connecticut. Kristian Saucier pleaded guilty last May in making the “foolish mistake” of unauthorized detention of military information, according to the Guardian newspaper. Presstv.com reports: He was facing five to six years in prison under federal sentencing rules and regulations, but on Friday, when the verdict was announced, he got away with only one year in prison for taking six pictures of classified areas inside t... more »

Suicide Bombing Leaves 22 Dead At Turkish Wedding

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
At least 22 people were killed and almost 100 wounded in a suspected suicide bombing at a Turkish wedding on Saturday. The suicide bomber targeted wedding celebrations in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, the governor confirmed, marking it the latest surge in violence in the Kurdish southeast. Authorities have halted all media coverage of the “barbaric” attack, but reports on social media show a suicide bomber blowing himself up right next to a huge outdoor wedding. Rt.com reports: Turkish national broadcaster NTV confirmed the news, saying a “terrorist attack” had targeted an outdo... more »

Gaia Portal: Merrimacs enter, where calcifieds have failed

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
*Merrimacs enter, where calcifieds have failed* August 20, 2016 Merrimacs enter, where calcifieds have failed. Steadfastness of the Higher Light dissolve all blocks. Mortifications are annulled. Uplevellings are embraced. Necessities are only of the Light. https://gaiaportal.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/merrimacs-enter-where-calcifieds-have-failed/

Energy Healing of Pets

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
I've been undergoing some healing work with the SA Medical Officer Raeno who is working with and through Beverly, my host here in Texas. I've noticed some shrinkage in my umbilical hernia. The hernia is a complex issue that may take some time as it has to heal in stages and move. I've got some data to post on that soon, I kind of put it off, as the thought of posting a photo of my hernia is, well somewhat embarrassing. But I don't know how to prove it unless I do a before and after photo, and we're not yet at the after point. I Many people are familiar with Reiki and this is ... more »

Mike Philbin abstract art - Introversions and Dichotomies - new THREES section added

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 4 hours ago
I've now updated the SEO on my website Mike Philbin Abstract Art and added quite a few new images, including a whole brand-new section called THREES which are those paintings that were done three-at-a-time. Click this link to visit the site, MIKE PHILBIN ABSTRACT ART.

The Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
*"Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."* *Auguries Of Innocence * *By William Blake* To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. A Robin Red breast in a Cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage. A dove house fill'd with doves & Pigeons Shudders Hell thro' all its regions. A dog starv'd at his Master's Gate Predicts the ruin of the State. A Horse misus'd upon the Road Calls to Heaven for Hum... more »

All the voices from the past

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Now Coalescing around our future is that not spooky especially Mr Malthus's when we see our foot print is like five fold planetary expectations and we have been plowing this same field for generations without believing in the Bible especially the testament about fallow.

The Annoying Necessity of Facebook

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
In the recent past, Facebook has advertised Britain First to me. It has dangled anti-semitic conspiracy sites before my eyes. I've had adverts for Nazi memorabilia and militaria. On occasion, it has even alerted me to *Gary Barlow* products. Imagine my surprise when, on Wednesday, I found this peddler of dodgy politics and suspect pastimes had banned me from posting links to this here blog. That's right, because - apparently - someone had made a complaint about my content, the site was on the naughty step before the ban was lifted this evening. Perhaps the fashions in the previous ... more »

Lightweight Metal Foam Turns Armor-Piercing Bullets into Dust

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
This is unexpected good news. What is described is armor that is light and usable yet able to stop a bullet quite able to knock the victim down. This surely changes armor for light armored vehicles most interested in stopping anti personnel ordinance. It is also interesting that the same strategy acts well in countering radiation. We may have a strategy for protecting operators entering hot zones. Even setting panels in a hot zone is indicated here as weight is now a far lower problem. *Lightweight metal foam turns armor-piercing bullets into dust* *Nick Lavars April 10, 2... more »

My Spotless Mind

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
This is an important idea. From the reports now to hand, it appears that the US government has been working with memory erasure protocols since the fifties with serious success. Hypnotism is featured as well as powerful drugs. This also included establishing a new narrative to fill in the time gaps. All this works on our physical brain but has zero effect on our consciousness. This is good news as the information itself is not lost. However, the encoded narrative in our brains can be both removed and altered. Since emotion loading is also applied for most memories, this mat... more »

The Stoa, The Suwa, and the Washhoriwe From 'Lost World'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
This is a good report on the inspiration of the lost world. That the local tribe has a complete tradition while those elsewhere do not pretty clearly informs us of the existence of a refugio. The animal grouping is of the large types, who have clearly replaced their original diets successfully. Note the hunting of tapirs. That is a lot of meat. Thus we have an excellent indication of a true refugio comparable to the one we discovered in northern Australia. Why has this not been properly followed up? The main reason is of course that it is very difficult and the animals in ... more »

Mind-Altering Quantum Experiment

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
To make all this a little easier, it is best to understand that time as we perceive it is not continuous. It is best described as flipping pages. The pages are the thinnest possible ( inverse of empirical infinity ) and internally continuous. This allows consciousness to alter the pages at will locally at least. Our difficulty lies in accepting the active role of consciousness in all this. The moment you do that all paradoxes disappear. Recall that Houdini really slipped sideways using a time plane to pull off his escape tricks. He loudly claimed otherwise but that was to av... more »

I await food

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
How can a break this chain of satisfied mysery it tastes so good and it comes three times a day its a fantasy like Riverworld.

BWorld 79, Brownouts, coal power and the electricity market

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 6 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last August 17, 2016. Brownouts, actual and potential, have returned to some areas of Metro Manila and surrounding provinces in the Luzon grid over the past two weeks. This is unfortunate because electricity demand has somehow declined because of the colder, rainy season and more power plants have been added to the grid. This rare event was caused by heavy stress in the Luzon grid as a result of the unscheduled outage of several coal-fired, hydroelectric, oil, and geothermal power plants in the grid, many of them are already ageing. Among ... more »

Transport Econ 17, On banning provincial buses in Edsa

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 6 hours ago
Remember Isaac Newton's 3rd law of motion: *For every action, there is an equal, opposite reaction.* Apply in society: *For every government intervention and prohibition, there is an equal opposite distortion.* This news was reported last August 13, 2016. If government implements this, there will be MORE traffic congestion, not less, on Edsa and rest of M. Manila. Why? Because many of those probinsyanos/syanas who ride the provincial buses are car owners. They leave their cars in Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Pangasinan, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, etc. when they go to Manila because it ... more »

Media Portrays Violent Riots in Milwaukee as ‘Unrest’ and ‘Frustrations’

Amber Randall at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: A car burns as a crowd of more than 100 people gathers following the fatal shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that officers got in their cars to leave at one point, and some in the crowd started smashing a squad car's window, and another vehicle, pictured, was set on fire. The gathering occurred in the neighborhood where a Milwaukee officer shot and killed a man police say was armed hours earlier during a foot chase. (Calvin Mattheis/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)] As violent race riots erupted in Milwaukee, Wi... more »

Judge Denies $100 Million Settlement for Uber Drivers

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: The entrance to Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco is pictured on May 12, 2016.] Uber has been in a long fought battle with their drivers over fair treatment under federal and state law. The overarching discrepancy is whether drivers should be treated as full-time employees or independent contractors. Uber was set to pay up... more »

Flint Water Case Could Hinge in Part on Misconduct Charges

David Eggert at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: This combination of undated booking photos provided by the Michigan Attorney General's Office on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 shows current and former state employees under prosecution for their role in Flint, Mich.’s lead-contaminated water crisis. First row from left are Patrick Cook, Michael Glasgow, Corinne Miller, Nancy Peeler. Second row from left, are Michael Prysby, Adam Rosenthal, Robert Scott and Liane Shekter-Smith.] LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The prosecution of current and former state of Michigan employees for their role in Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis will likely... more »

Navy Sailor Goes to Jail After Using ‘Hillary Defense’

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Navy sailor Kristian Saucier, 29, pleaded guilty on Friday, August 19, 2016, to unauthorized retention of national security information.] A Navy sailor was sentenced to a year in jail Friday for taking pictures of a nuclear propulsion system after he unsuccessfully used the "Hillary defense" in an attempt to avert the charge of unauthorized retention of defense information. Lawyers for... more »

Malcolm Roberts: Fairfax insults.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 6 hours ago
Anthony Cox Fairfax is second only to the ABC in its witless support for alarmism and belief in man-made global warming (AGW). The 20.8.2016 edition of the Newcastle Heraldfeatured 2 particularly stupid alarmist articles. The first was by Wendy Squires and it was squalid in its sneering and vapid insult of recently elected senator Malcolm Roberts who recently made mince-meat of the darling of the alarmist groupies, professor Brian Cox. Squires said Roberts bleated, was a climate change denier and a climate change conspiracist. She also said Roberts was presented with evidence of AG... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?* *It's hard not to laugh but some galoot is trying below to convince women that they should not have babies because the babies are going to grow up into a world that is a few degrees warmer!I myself grew up into a world that was a LOT of degrees hotter -- in the tropics of Australia's Far North Queensland. And guess what? We had a life indistinguishable from Western civilization elsewhere! We probably drank more beer but that was about it it. No disaster at all!The high rainfall did give us problems with f... more »

August 20: Wouldn't this be a nicer world if.......

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
The irving press. Section B. Page 3. "Kurdi says haunting photo of Syrian boy risks prolonging Middle Eastern conflict." (Kurdi is a woman now living in BC who was the aunt of the boy who was photgraphed drowned and lying face down on a Turkish beach about a year ago.) This is a magnificent report. And it's what most reporting is not. As Kurdi says, this recent photo of an injured boy was deliberately staged to encourage hatred of the Syrian government, and to prolong a terrible war. Any reporter (let alone any editor) who didn't know that is a half-wit. As well, all the news m... more »

If one above could draw a straight line mine would be close to perfect

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Pre augmentation Meanwhile on the sub down below all the valves are blowing steam an it looks like the climack of Das Boot So hard to be self aware in the days of the selfie but I manage with my dial up personality Great Movies make great civilisations and that was a real factor in WW2 but great minds realise it was mostly propaganda and there were no good guys on either side There used to be good guys they stared in every western to bad in real life we all have feet of clay that is except me if you take me as your leader I will blow my trumpet and all the blues will move away I am a h... more »

Trump Pivot Includes Louisiana Visit, Minority Outreach, Campaign Shakeup and an Apology

Melinda Deslatte & Jill Colvin at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, comforts flood victim Olive Gordan with her husband Jimmy, right, during tour of their flood damaged home in Denham Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump’s campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate acting much like a conventional politician struggling to revive a presidential bid on the... more »

Search for Living, Dead: Louisiana Fights Back From Flooding

Rebecca Santana at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Daniel Stover, 17, wipes his head as he helps Laura Albritton, rescue personal belongings in Sorrento, La., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. Louisiana continues to dig itself out from devastating floods, with search parties going door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding.] ST. AMANT, La. (AP) -- Louisiana continues to dig itself out from devastating floods, with search parties going door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so powerful in some cases it disturbed the dead and sent... more »

Summoned by Bells

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
And now for something completely different (sorry)... St. Peter's Church, Heysham I love church bells. I love bells on Sunday, and Radio 4's *Bells on Sunday* . Bells rarely sound melancholy to me - even the ones I heard last Sunday, floating over the fields from St. John's Church, Silverdale. We were busy sticking our family nose into the garden of the late Victoria Wood's old house, situated on an out-of-the-way lane leading down to a lovely cove overlooking Morecambe Bay (house price guess: £400,000?), when they wafted our way. R Victoria would have heard them often. Even the... more »

Apparently, They Didn't Teach Science At The Wharton Business School Real Estate Program

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
A week or so ago, the editors of *Scientific American* did something I never saw them do before-- they took a partisan political stand. They didn't mention any names, but it's clear they had two rotten characters in mind, Donald J. Trump and one of his top enablers in Texas, House Science Committee chairman Lamar Smith. Smith's district is not some backward hellhole like Louie's Gohmert's district. TX-21 is a highly educated part of Texas stretching the downtown Austin and the fence around UT through the Texas Hill country, into San Marcos and down into San Antonio, including alm... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 8 hours ago
*Professor Criticized for Allegedly Talking about God in Ethics Class* News Channel 3 in Madison, Wisconsin is reporting that a professor at Madison Area Technical College is under investigation for allegedly talking about God in class. Velena Jones reports that student Dan Roberts complained when professor Hien Van Dong allegedly encouraged him to have "a personal relationship with a living God." Van Dong teaches a three-credit course, "Leadership Principles, Practices and Contemporary Ethical Implications to Develop the Leader within You." "Our text mentioned God a lot," Robert... more »

solidarity from scotland to palestine via soccer

laura k at wmtc - 8 hours ago
At a football (soccer) match between the Scottish Celtic team and an Israeli team, Hapoel Beersheba, hundreds of Celtic fans defied Scottish law to show their solidarity with Palestine and protest the Israeli occupation. Mondoweiss reports: There could be serious consequences for Celtic thanks to the protest, carried out in front of Israelis themselves. Fines and closures of their fans seating sections are possible, under UEFA rules. And a 2012 Scottish law against provocative political speech at sporting events makes the flag display an arrestable offense, although authorities rep... more »

The Poet: Maya Angelou, “Alone”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Alone”* “Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don't believe I'm wrong That nobody, But nobody Can make it out here alone. Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone. There are some millionaires With money they can't use Their wives run round like banshees Their children sing the blues They've got expensive doctors To cure their hearts of stone. But nobody No, nobody Can make it out here alone. Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make i... more »

"Each Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"To exist in this vast universe for a speck of time is the great gift of life. Our tiny sliver of time is our gift of life. It is our only life. The universe will go on, indifferent to our brief existence, but while we are here we touch not just part of that vastness, but also the lives around us. Life is the gift each of us has been given. Each life is our own and no one else's. It is precious beyond all counting. It is the greatest value we can have. Cherish it for what it truly is. Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it." - Terry Goodkind

Free Download: Nevil Shute, "On The Beach"; Full Movie

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“On The Beach”* by Nevil Shute “Nevil Shute’s 1959 novel “On the Beach” is set in what was then the near future (1963, approximately a year following World War III). The conflict has devastated the northern hemisphere, polluting the atmosphere with nuclear fallout and killing all animal life. While the nuclear bombs were confined to the northern hemisphere, global air currents are slowly carrying the fallout to the southern hemisphere. The only part of the planet still habitable is the far south of the globe, specifically Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, and the southern ... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*Publishing change: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments these updates will now be delivered every two weeks instead of weekly. The next new update will be on August 27. This repost is to keep you informed. This is scientific fact, not sensationalism, or some sick melodrama. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are...- CP *"**Your Radiation This Week, July 30 to August 13, 2016"* By Bob Nichols *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva (San Francisco) August 13, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Beta and Ga... more »

“The One Trillion Dollar War with Absolutely Nothing to Show For It”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The One Trillion Dollar War With Absolutely Nothing to Show For It”* By Joseph Clifford "We have become so accustomed to war we don't even bother to discuss it anymore. The war in Afghanistan has dragged on for almost 15 years, and it is no longer mentioned or discussed on corporate news. The clown show, sometimes called a presidential race, has been reduced to two candidates, both of whom are hated by the voting public, and neither has raised the issue of Afghanistan once. The candidates have not been asked about it, and neither has spoken about it. It is the silent war that app... more »

Greg Hunter, “Paul Craig Roberts Warns US is Completely Busted, NeoCon Insanity"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“Paul Craig Roberts Warns US is Completely Busted, NeoCon Insanity” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UL4tarJX5c

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Night”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Night” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9NM-yK1C2I

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“M83 is one of the closest and brightest spiral galaxies on the sky. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hydra, majestic spiral arms have prompted its nickname as the Southern Pinwheel. Although discovered 250 years ago, only much later was it appreciated that M83 was not a nearby gas cloud, but a barred spiral galaxy much like our own Milky Way Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* M83, pictured above by the Hubble Space Telescope in a recently released image, is a prominent member of a group of galaxies that includes Centaurus A and NGC 5253, all of which lie about 15 ... more »

"Hillary Clinton: Dictatress of the World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Hillary Clinton: Dictatress of the World"* by David Stockman "As John Quincy Adams so profoundly observed long ago, America’s security does not require that it search the world for monsters to destroy. But apparently, Hillary Clinton does. It was Clinton, after all, who as secretary of state, convinced a reluctant Obama to commit the U.S. to the disastrous intervention in Libya. And her secretary of defense-designate is none other than Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy in the Obama Pentagon. She’s advocated a stronger U.S. role in Syria. Both share an ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Retreat From Reason”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
* “Retreat From Reason” * by Chet Raymo “Is there a flight from reason in the United States? Everywhere we look, science is under attack. In government. In the schools. In the churches. We are offered faith-based substitutes. The “Left Behind” series of apocalyptic novels outsells everything else on the shelves. People are more interested in astrology than astronomy. Intelligent design is championed at the highest levels of government. Alternative medicine - faith healing, homeopathy, energy therapies, New Age healing, and the like - is more popular than ever. Scripture and revelat... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Rancho Cordova, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Oswego, New York Nuclear Plant Leaking Radiation for 4 Years!?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Oswego, New York Nuclear Plant Leaking Radiation for 4 Years!?"* with Thom Hartmann "Paul Gunter, Reactor Oversight Project, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has revealed that highly radioactive waste has been leaking into one facility for at least FOUR YEARS! So why isn't the plant's owner facing any fines?" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j18XMzPOM9M

Are We Smart Enough

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 8 hours ago
 Primatologist Frans de Waal has made a career out of pounding his head against the rugged wall of human exceptionalism — the belief that humans are the only species that is conscious, self-aware, rational, cooperative, goal-oriented, empathetic, and so on. This wall of calcified grandiosity has resisted change for a long time, and has inspired an abusive relationship with the rest of the family of life. With his new book, *Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?*, de Waal has launched a new assault on the cult of exceptionalism. In the 1970s, when de Waal was in co... more »

US Fighter Jets Tried To Intercept Syrian Planes Says Pentagon

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
US fighter jets attempted to engage Syrian Air Force aircraft on Thursday in the northeastern city of Hasakeh, but a showdown was avoided as the government planes left before the Americans arrived, according to the Pentagon. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said on Friday that the US jets attempted to intercept the Syrian planes to protect American advisers, a term often used by the US military for its Special Operations Forces, who were working with Kurdish and Arab opposition forces after Syrian government jets had bombed the area. David added that the incident was the firs... more »

Spider bites that do not kill me our make me a Manchurian Candidate make me stronger

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I had a huge hate on for Paul Krugman and Stigliz then I passed blood or maybe swarms of streams or red neo spiders I dont know but I am back to normal now

Listen to Bro. Steve : The DC Sniper

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
" He claimed that he was in the immigrant *"import-export business," *according to his cousin *Charlene Anderson*.* "He said he helped people who were in trouble get in and out of the country. He was so well dressed, kind of like he had been put up on a shelf,"* she told NEWSWEEK. But when *John, who had changed his last name to Muhammad*, showed up a few months later, late last summer, he was *dirty *and *hungry*, and his posturing had veered into dangerous delusion. Summoning Anderson into the kitchen, he closed the door and unzipped a long green duffel bag. *Inside the bag was... more »

Pentagon Withdraws Most of Staff Involved in Saudi War Against Yemen

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The US military has withdrawn personnel who were assisting the Saudi-led coalition in coordinating air strikes in Yemen in an apparent move to distance themselves from the increasing civilian death toll. The number killed currently stands at over 6,500 people, mostly civilians. The Pentagon said there are now “fewer than five” troops inside Saudi Arabia participating in the operation, down from nearly 45 at the peak of US involvement. Anti War reports: The announcement comes at the end of a week of several high-profile incidents in which Saudi warplanes attacked and killed significa... more »

Scientific Clothing is something I always thinkaboot

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
I could have invented the modern hiking boots cause I have a pair of pristine red laces and all fragile 70's Swiss impostors in my closet waiting for the time that fashion overcomes comfortable underwear I bought out SunICE before Canda Goose even knew a skier was alive and I still say Goose quill fails Man I have progressed from whitey tighties to underarmour ploly spandex comfort and my cotton above all cry has been made to look silly by polarfleece and all the other blends that have come some I can even wear for a day and not stink like a bad polyester factory For you late adaptor... more »

Burn down the misson

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago

Japan's Constitutional Revisions Confronted by Nation's Emperor of Peace

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Global Research has a very interesting article about the rise of authoritarianism in Japan: Saul Takahashi. 2016. Japan's Descent into Authoritarianism. Global Research, August 14, 2016 http://www.globalresearch.ca/japans-descent-into-authoritarianism/5540977 I analyzed Japan's constitutional revisions aimed at loosening pacifist restrictions here: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/japans-proposed-constitutional-revisions.html Recently, Japan's Emperor Akihito has made veiled comments that are being interpreted as coded resistance to growing militancy. I applaud his efforts ...more »

Renewable Strike Price Assumptions In Fifth Carbon Budget

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood As I mentioned the other day, the Committee on Climate Change have sent me their detailed costings for the Fifth Carbon Budget. Part of these are the projected strike prices for various forms of renewable energy between now and 2030. By comparing these with the predicted wholesale electricity […]

How Much Income Inequality Is Too Stressful On The Social Fabric?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
One of the key premises behind Bernie's run for the presidency-- behind his entire career in fact-- is that economic inequality is too great-- dangerously great. This week, the Congressional Budget Office released a report showing that economic inequality has grown significantly since 1989. Short version: Over the period from 1989 through 2013, family wealth grew at significantly different rates for different segments of the U.S. population. In 2013, for example: *•* The wealth of families at the 90th percentile of the distribution was 54 percent greater than the wealth at the ... more »

Closing ranks

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
You’ll have heard the expression ‘to close ranks’. Not just in military terms, but in situations when personnel in an organisation band together to protect themselves against allegations of wrongdoing. Organisations like the NHS are notorious for closing ranks, and the BBC is famous for it; the history of its complaints procedure is testimony to that. Criticism from an outsider or exposure from an insider cannot be a welcome prospect. If malpractice is involved the whistleblower must expect a battle before being taken seriously or listened to by the powers that be. Anyway, Honest ... more »

Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
I had to smile at Adam Raphael on *today's Dateline London: *firstly, for defending teleprompters (and saying that the BBC sacked him because he was no good at reading from them) and, secondly, for telling it straight about the programme he was appearing on. The programme was enjoying another of its 'ten-minute hates' against Donald Trump when (to a cry of 'Why?' from Jef McAllister) Adam Raphael said that someone on the panel had to defend Trump (before adding that he very much hopes he'll lose the election). His defence of Trump was that he'd drawn attention to the "huge disaff... more »

Trumpocracy the doucumentary

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago

Union Bemoans Bonus Cap For Gov’t Workers Making 6 Figures

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: iStock_32055678_MEDIUM__1471701067_71.164.139.145] One of the largest unions representing federal employees says it's "unfair" to raise the cap on senior executives' bonuses, but not bonuses for all rank-and-file bureaucrats who have made a "financial sacrifice" for the country. National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) President...more »

Weekend reads: Scientific society vote rigging; why publish in predatory journals; academic apartheid?

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a new member of our leaderboard and a discussion of what would happen if peer reviewers didn’t look at results. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: A chemistry society fears vote rigging in its leadership election after candidates receive more votes than there were members. (This is the first piece for […] The post Weekend reads: Scientific society vote rigging; why publish in predatory journals; academic apartheid? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Rachel Maddow mugs and clowns!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016We think you ought to see this:* Here at THE HOWLER, we're still recovering from this week's loss of connectivity. We're also working on our posts about Amy Chozick's recent attempt at campaign bio. Chozick's example of campaign bio concerned certain episodes in the life of Candidate Clinton. The piece ran 2600 words. It stretched through 58 paragraphs. In our view, the piece was riddled with journalistic problems, shortcomings and errors. It illustrates some basic problems with the highly fraught, widely abused genre of campaign bio. For these reason... more »

Economic News , Data & Views.....August 20 , 2016 ..... Around The Horn.....1. Markets/Marketing Moving News - Bubble-mania Still Remains Supreme , Italy Still Remains A Laggard , Kuroda Opines On NIRP - Classic Crazy Town. 2. MENA - Turkey , Syria & Libya In focus. 3. Refugee Crisis - Items From Around The Globe. 4. Odds & Ends

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
The Best That You Can do ..... Christopher Cross Markets & Market Moving News .... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 36s 37 seconds ago Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: The "Neutral Rate" http:// creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/08/weekly -commentary-neutral-rate.html?spref=tw …Doug Noland's weekly Essay ! *(((SoberLook)))* ‏@SoberLook Aug 19 The Daily Shot; August 19 - Global Macro Currents: http://eepurl.com/ccadJ1 *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1m 1 minute ago fred walton Retweeted Holger Zschaepitz Bubble-mania.... fred walt... more »

The Orange Id

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
On Thursday, Donald Trump apologized -- sort of. James Hohmann writes: Parsing the speech, which was read from a teleprompter, veteran campaign strategists and historians noted that Trump sounded much more like a conventional politician than he has all year. In their view, he’s following a path of rhetorical evasion that has been well trod by candidates in both parties. Linguists and relationship experts, meanwhile, said Trump’s comments were ineffective and that his words cannot accurately be described as an “apology.” In fact, the GOP nominee did not specify exactly who or what ... more »

Woman’s Funeral Had No Attendees, So 30 Strangers Showed Up

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: iStock_27213729_MEDIUM__1471700048_71.164.139.145] ORANGETOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- About 30 people have paid their respects to a woman they never met after responding to a call for attendees for a suburban New York funeral at which no one was expected to show up. The... more »

U.S. Officials Head to Turkey to Discuss Possible Extradition of Cleric

AYSE WIETING at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 1200px-President_Obama_on_the_phone_in_the_Oval_Office_with_Secretary_Kerry_regarding_the_situation_in_Turkey_(27716300004)] ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey wants the United States to speed up procedures for extraditing U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom it accuses of orchestrating last month’s violent coup attempt, the country’s prime minister said Saturday. Binali Yildirim was speaking with... more »

Today Canoes Paddle against Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
. Now: Saturday Morning: On the River Photo by Natalie Stites, thank you! Kayaktivists and Canoes Paddle Against the Dakota Access Pipeline August 19, 2016 Contact: LaDonna Allard, Sacred Stone Camp ladonnabrave1@aol.com,(701) 426-2064 Tara Houska (HTE), tara@honorearth.org, (612) 226-9404 Dallas Goldtooth (IEN), dallas@ienearth.org (507) 412-7609 CANNON BALL, North Dakota --

The Orange is the new black effect

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Feds dump for profit prisions, no more federal inmate panties for you.

Push me to push "send"...

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 15 hours ago
Yesterday I did it! I finished my "first" draft for all the co-authors, and I sent it. I was sitting down at the cyclotron lab with Sunniva, and just went through her very last comments, and the she said Y*ou'll send it now, right? Before the weekend and everything.* And I was more like *Well, I'll send it on Monday, since that's better *(for no reason what so ever). Luckily she made me realise there was nothing to wait for, and around three PM yesterday I sent it to the 18 co-authors. Immediately after I sent the e-mail, I felt the most amazing rush through my body - I seriously go... more »

Olympics Latest: Basketball, Soccer, Kayaking and More

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Rio Olympics Basketba_perr__1471698482_71.164.139.145] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 9:40 a.m. When the Olympic title holder in the men’s 200 kayak sprint didn’t qualify for the Rio games another Briton stepped in.... more »

Kurdish Terrorists Annex More Territory in Hasaka, Syria? Did the US Enforce a No-Fly Zone to Enable Annexation?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
It was announced yesterday that the Pentagon scrambled jets to protect US backed Kurdish terrorists as they *"underwent training".* *The US actively blocking Syria from defending it's sovereign territory from their usurpers* US scrambled jets as Syrian regime targeted Kurdish forces: Pentagon The US-led coalition scrambled fighters after Syrian regime jets targeted Kurdish forces working with US advisers in northern Syrian, an incident marking another escalation in Syria's bloody conflict, the Pentagon said Friday. Another escalation says Pentagon's talking head. Gee, here I though... more »

John Kerry to Turkey August 21? Turkish Parliament Approves Deal with Israel

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Taking notice of the fact that as of August 21 it will have taken John Kerry more then 5 weeks to visit their NATO ally. If Kerry is actually heading for Turkey that is? *Interesting?* *Yahoo* Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that US State Secretary John Kerry intends to visit this month, in what would be the first trip by a top Western dignitary since a failed putsch. Kerry’s visit, if confirmed, comes at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Ankara in the wake of the attempted military takeover on July 15. *“I think their secretary of state is coming... more »

Complicated Conviction Convinces Court to Halt Execution of Texas Man

PAUL J. WEBER and TERRY WALLAC at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 1200px-TexasSupremeCourtBuilding] AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A court on Friday halted the execution of a Texas man who was scheduled to die for a fatal 1996 robbery in which he wasn’t the person who pulled the trigger. The Texas Court of Criminal... more »

Trump to Black Voters: What Do You Have to Lose By Voting For Me?

JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr (8)__1471696361_71.164.139.145] DIMONDALE, Michigan (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump again made a direct appeal to black voters Friday night, urging them to abandon the Democratic Party and give him a chance. Speaking at a rally in Dimondale, Michigan, an overwhelmingly white suburb... more »

What Buildings Obama’s New Transgender Bathroom Regulation Affects

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: iStock_326334_MEDIUM__1471694883_71.164.139.145] Biological sex will no longer determine restroom accessibility in thousands of federally operated facilities across the country. A new regulation from the Obama administration allows individuals to use whatever bathroom they decide is consistent with their gender identity when visiting... more »

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Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago

Private For-Profit Prisons Are Following Wasserman Schultz's Career Down The Toilet

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
With the dreadful, odious Wasserman Schultz falling from power and fighting for her political life, some of the criminal elements she has protected are losing their battles against the public. Predatory loan sharks, one of the foundations of her rise to power (payday lenders have given her $68,100 in direct pay-for-play bribes since she was elected to Congress), are battling for survival without her now. And one of her other big boosters, the private prison industry is also falling on its face without her ability to use her clout to protect them. Thursday Matt Zapotosky reported i... more »

EU Promises To Back Ukraine Amid Mounting Tensions With Russia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Amid growing tensions between Kiev and Moscow over the Crimean Peninsula, the European Union has promised its continued support for Ukraine. Federica Mogherini, EU’s foreign policy chief, reiterated the bloc’s “unwavering” support for Ukraine’s sovereignty while calling on the country and its neighbour Russia to avert further escalation of tensions. Press TV reports: Mogherini said she had discussed the latest tensions between Kiev and Moscow in a telephone call with her Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin as the Western-backed Ukrainian government accused Russia of fueling unrest in...more »

Turkish EU Minister: ‘We Will Be An EU Member Within 6 Years

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
'Turkey's ambassador to the European Union (EU), Selim Yenel, has claimed the country's Islamist president "saved democracy" in Turkey, which will join the EU in just a few years.' More here http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/08/20/turkish-eu-minister-will-eu-member-within-6-years-free-movement-2017/ but obviously not on the institutionally pro the Islamificaion of the EU BBC.

Yellowstone River Closes As Deadly Parasite Kills Thousands Of Fish

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Nearly 200 miles of a popular Yellowstone river has been closed to the public as thousands of fish have been found dead. Montana officials suspect the cause may be a parasitic disease spread by humans. Yellowstone River closed to ALL recreation in response to ongoing fish kill: https://t.co/hhyDJPR5xjpic.twitter.com/BkwuucThCE — Montana FWP (@MontanaFWP) August 19, 2016 The closure could last for months if river conditions don’t improve and fish keep dying, according to officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. RT reports: Fishing, rafting, swimming and other water-based rec... more »

America’s Looming Demographic Winter

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: fertility - 900] We've talked before on BreakPoint about the fertility crisis facing China, Japan, and much of Europe -- all of which face what has been called a "demographic winter." Until recently, the United States has been an exception to this distressing... more »

America Must Build a Wall — in the Senate, Against Constitution-Busting Judges

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Wall] The best reason to vote for Donald Trump, as many have said, is for voters to gain some control over the influx of scofflaws with no respect for the American system of government, who impose upon us an alien agenda... more »

Report: Children Make up More Than One in Four Syrians Killed by Russia

Russ Read at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Screen Shot 2016-08-20 at 6.41.33 AM] Children make up over 25 percent of the civilians killed by Russian airstrikes, according to a report by a Syrian human rights organization. The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) released a report Friday that claimed Russian airstrikes in Syria killed approximately... more »

North Korean Diplomat Defects to South Korea, Raising Tensions

KIM TONG-HYUNG at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: North and South Korea Map - 900] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Saturday that a senior North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea is a criminal and “human scum,” in its first official response to the defection. The official Korean Central News... more »

Syrian First Responders: ‘Most Dangerous Job in the World’

PHILIP ISSA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Mideast Syria White H_perr__1471691949_71.164.139.145] BEIRUT (AP) -- It took Mahmoud Fadlallah and the team of seven rescue workers 30 minutes to reach the middle-aged couple trapped beneath the rubble of their apartment building in the contested Syrian city of Aleppo. They had been notified... more »

Trump Criticizes Obama for Not Visiting Flood Victims in LA. Media Mostly Silent.

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: US President Barack Obama reacts to his putt on the first green as he plays golf at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard August 7, 2016.] Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence took time out of their schedules yesterday to survey the devastating flood damage in Louisiana. President Obama remains on vacation, and unlike most previous presidents in times of crisis, hasn’t bothered to interrupt his... more »

"Not defending or vilifying it"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
The homepage of the BBC News website has a prominently placed new 'The Reporters' piece: It's by Shaimaa Khalil, the BBC's Pakistan correspondent, and makes the case for the burkini, ending: But to me, as someone who wore it for years, it has always meant that I could swim, and in that was a freedom that I still remember and am still grateful for. Her piece has provoked a heated debate on Twitter, in which she's been participating. There's not been much of a meeting of minds. Curiously, however, she seems to believe that her piece *doesn't* take a biased position on this sensit... more »

Why Does Clinton Refuse to Offer an Olive Branch on Abortion?

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Pink Haze - 900] If ever there was a time for leadership in the Democratic Party on abortion, it is now. Every day, I talk to Americans still looking for a presidential candidate. They find themselves unable to vote for either major candidate in...more »

Rio pole vault event was obviously inferior

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Russian track-and-field athletes were largely banned from the Olympic competitions in Rio. The explanation was the rather widespread doping among these Russian sportsmen. I am sure that the tolerance towards these "tools to improve the results" is much higher than in Russia than it is in another average country. But the decision to apply the collective guilt principle is hugely morally problematic. Also, it's crazy to present the doping as a part of the Russian identity – in the ethnic sense. Before Germany was reunified, the relatively small country of East Germany was often the #1... more »

Russia Now Using Guided Artillery Shells Against Syrian Militants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*South Front*: *New Russian Weapon Tested In Syria (Video)* The Russian Krasnopol guided shells have been for the first time used by Syrian military against terrorists. Syrian military have for the first time used the Russian Krasnopol guided shells against terrorists, the Defence information website reported on Wednesday. Syria has become a shooting ground for the majority of Russian precision-guided weapon systems. Only artillery remained the exception until this day. Recently, the Syrian army has for the first time used the Krasnopol 152 mm guided shells against terrorists. *... more »

Standing Rock Resistance Radio Goes Live Saturday Morning

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 18 hours ago
Standing Rock Resistance Radio' Goes Live on Saturday Morning By Brenda Norrell Censored News Govinda of Earthcycles, and cohost Michelle Cook, Navajo and recent law school graduate, have arrived at Standing Rock camp. They just arrived overland, from southern Arizona and northern California at the same time! They will be live and on the air in the morning. We will be posting the show

(Loathing Lessers)  Here’s Why Americans Are Mad as Hell at Wall Street and Washington  (Catch 22 Revisited)  Bonnie Raitt:  Not Ending Well for Global Elites  (Foreign Floods of PAC Money)  Summer of the Shill(s)  (Continuing Bank Corruption Print Gobs of $$$ To Keep Market Roaring?)

Tom Frank is obviously the man of this minute. But no one is paying attention to the time(s) now. At the convention in Philly, Truthdig founder and editor Robert Scheer ran into Thomas Frank, whose latest book, Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened To The Party Of The People? is a must-read for all progressives and, hopefully, for some Democrats who aren't already too far gone. Frank

James Robison and Sheila Walsh Discuss How Much God Cares About America

The Stream at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Stream Podcast] The Stream‘s Sheila Walsh sat down this week with Stream publisher James Robison to explore some of the critical issues facing our nation this election year. As we wrestle and debate these issues, James assures us, our concerned, caring Father is looking on.

China Is Building Its First Overseas Military Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
China’s navy conducted its first joint maritime exercises with Djibouti last year and has said its new outpost will be largely to support Chinese forces on missions such as antipiracy patrols off Somalia. PHOTO: CHINESE NAVY *Wall Street Journal*: *China Builds First Overseas Military Outpost* *Naval facility under construction in Djibouti shows Beijing’s ambitions to be a global maritime power and protect its expanding interests abroad.* DORALEH, Djibouti—It was February this year when camel drivers first spotted the Chinese troops staking out a patch of coastal scrubland about 8 ... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 19 hours ago
*Saturday Odds & Sods: Here Comes The Flood ~Peter Adrastos, First Draft* *~It’s been an exhausting few weeks in the Gret Stet of Louisiana. Everyone I’ve heard from in the flood zone is okay but thousands of people are not. I’m proud that many of my friends are helping. We take care of our own here in Louisiana but we need all the help we can get. If you haven’t already done so please click on this link to see a few ways you can help. Your reward is a musical interlude from the Boss: read more* *How Climate Change Will Redraw Louisiana’s Flood Maps ~Chelsea Leu, Wired* *As The Floo...more »

Venezuela's President Maduro Is Warning Opponents That Any Coup Against The Government Will Be Dealt Serverely

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a visit to an industrial sawmill in Chaguaramas, Venezuela August 18, 2016. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters*:* Maduro says any Venezuela coup bid would meet tougher reaction than Turkey's* Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said the purge by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meted out on rivals after a failed coup would look like child's play compared with the action he would take if opposition tried something similar in the OPEC nation. "Did you see what happened in Turkey?" said Maduro, in a televised public eve... more »

Jewish man stabbed on street in French city of Strasbourg per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Read this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37132582 about a Rabbi being stabbed in Strasbourg. It would seem that for the BBC and the European authorities if a Muslim shouting Allahu Akbar attacks a Jewish man (possibly a rabbi) who was wearing 'distinctive Jewish dress' 'no anti-Semitic motive had yet been established'. The rise in antisemitism in Europe has been fuelled by both the media's hatred of, and propaganda against, Israel and the rise of Muslim immigration.

The BBC and half the story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Following on from Sue's post... That BBC article cites French journalist Alexandra Gonzalez's tweets. She sent out 6 tweets in quick succession: including the one highlighted above: Selon le grand rabbin de Strasbourg, René Gutman, l'homme avait déjà agressé une personne de confession juive à Strasbourg, en 2010 (AFP). According to the Chief Rabbi of Strasbourg, René Gutman, the man had assaulted a person of the Jewish faith in Strasbourg, in 2010 (AFP). So the BBC reporter who wrote that report, and linked to her tweets in it, *must *have read that particular tweet too. (It's ... more »

Brave Clinton Foundation Insider Agrees To Testify Against Clinton

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
American author Ed Klein has revealed that a brave Clinton Foundation insider has agreed to testify in a court of law against Hillary Clinton as the investigation into pay-to-play corruption continues to gain momentum. Speaking on The Sean Hannity Show, Klein said Hillary Clinton is about to face some of her most challenging legal issues to date. Reports of legal troubles for the foundation began last week when it was revealed that a joint FBI-US Attorney probe of The Clinton Foundation was currently underway. The charge is supported by a number of emails recently released by Judici... more »

Snopes Caught Lying For Hillary Again, Questions Raised

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Snopes has been caught lying again, proving that it has a political and partisan agenda and it is willing to mislead and deceive its readers in order to advance the cause of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment. Earlier this year Correct the Record, a pro-Clinton Super PAC, admitted they are spending millions of dollars to employ an army of trolls to “correct” and “push back” against internet users who criticize Clinton. Correct The Record’s “Barrier Breakers” project admitted in a press release that it pays people to pretend to be Clinton supporters, and claims th... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: The Boy In The Ambulance - US State Department Funded Groups Behind "Iconic Image" Designed To Demonize Russia And Encourage Further Bloodshed In Syria!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 23 hours ago
I have been in contact with several other real truth seekers since this "Syrian boy in ambulance" BULLSHIT came out fast and furious over the Internet and the Jew spew media just the other day, and we are NOT fooled by this latest scam by the US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal at all... There are so many questions about that "iconic image" that has been used to try to tear jerk the general public into more 'action' in Syria, and again almost immediately after that "image" came forward I smelled a rat.. And that rat has a big fat US flag and an Israeli Star of David on its butt..... Every... more »

Trump's Ahistorical Comments On ISIS/Daesh

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
Trump's ahistorical claim that "Obama founded ISIS" was rebuked by the establishment, and rightfully so because it isn't true. It's like saying Osama founded Al-Qaeda. But some ahistorical claims are held up as gospel. Bush's ahistorical claim that "Osama did 9/11" is still defended to this day, despite the mountains of evidence proving otherwise. Also, Obama's ahistorical claim that he killed Bin Laden in 2011 in Pakistan has never been properly scrutinized by the media. Why is one false version of history being propagated while another is attacked? Why take Obama's claims serio... more »

Keeping it Simple: D6 and BRP

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

We Hear What You Say

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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

MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, KEVIN McGILL & REBECCA SANTANA at The Stream - 1 day ago
[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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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