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Thomas Paine

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Monday, August 22, 2016

22 August - Blogs I'm Following

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11:33pm MDT

Clinton, foundations, NGOs, and corruption with a lipstick

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 27 seconds ago
The FBI kept on investigating and it has found over 14,000 additional e-mails that the serial liar Hillary Clinton has pledged not to exist. A fraction of these e-mails more or less unequivocally show that Hillary Clinton has been paid-to-play through the Clinton Foundation by various donors. I say "more or less" because the causal connection between a payment and a politician's decision can almost never be proven with certainty. The prince of Bahrain has paid some $100,000 in total and obtained some special meeting with Hillary for that. There are probably many other known cases b... more »

the black man

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 48 minutes ago

The Pentagon Wants A 'Smart Nuclear Bomb'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*WNU Editor*: This analysis is accurate .... we are facing a new arms race .... *United States’ first ‘smart’ nuclear bomb signals new arms race with China and Russia: analysts* (South China Morning Post).

How Toxic Is The Trumpanzee On Long Island?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Jack Martins, stuck between sociopath Donald Trump and convicted felon Dean Skelos* Judging by turnout in the primary, there's a lot more enthusiasm for Hillary on Long Island than there is for Mr. Trumpanzee. Both candidates are known by virtually everyone in Nassau and everyone in Suffolk. These were the primary votes in Nassau County: *GOP* *•* Trumpanzee- 66,989 *•* Kasich- 21,682 *•* Cruz- 9,325 *Democratic* *•* Hillary- 70,947 *•* Bernie- 42,301 And these are the primary votes for Suffolk County: *GOP* *•* Trumpanzee- 69,379 *•* Kasich- 17,716 *•* Cruz- 8,548 *Democrat... more »

Lost Kingdom of Saguenay

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
We forget just how hard this was on the heels of Spanish success in Mexico and Peru and three generations before the English made their first serious attempts to set up on the Atlantic seaboard as well. We now have reason to suspect an extant Norse colony in both New England and also on the coast of James Bay. Both were successors of the Greenland colony abandoned around three centuries earlier. That is a long time and intermarriage would have ensured that both populations had essentially gone native. The populations in New England were slaved out by the English in the early s... more »

Nutritional Geometry

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
This heralds a change in nutritional science generally and is very welcome. The immediate take home is that protein intake manages what happens with fats and carbs. That does guide our choices and centers our focus. Hopefully this all leads to better diet solutions. The one by one approach was also impossible to apply correctly ever... *The Future Model of Understanding Health: Nutritional Geometry* *http://humansarefree.com/2016/08/the-future-model-of-understanding.html#more* *Considerable research has been aimed at identifying modifiable determinants of chronic diseases. * ... more »

The Taoist View of the Universe

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
The whole act of creation is the creation of polarity. The first action creates a two axis particle which the first page of time. Succeeding actions produces an expanding sphere of curvature multiply bounded. The impressed geometry identifies geometric objects able to decay into additional two axis particles. Thus the universe is created flooded continuously with what we have tentatively labeled as neutral neutrinos or the first tier of matter. These particles actually have the strongest measurable gravitational attraction over the shortest possible rasnge.and the slightes... more »

Charisma is a Mysterious and Dangerous gift

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
There is something remarkable here. St Paul recognized the full battery of spiritual talents and included those of community service surely to insure no one was possibly excluded. Leadership remained in the hands of the emergent preachers and remains there to this day. Nothing wrong with all that but it led to a lower respect shown to innate talent including that of simple service. The critical take home is that all spiritual talent has a clear home in the religious community and needs support and understanding. What should become clear is that spiritual talent is actually... more »

Being Able To Hack The Pentagon Will Make You Rich

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Nathaniel Wakelam (left) is a 21-year-old bug bounty hunter. He makes around $250,000 a year working from home or coffee shops. Photograph: Courtesy of Nathaniel Wakelam *Nicky Woolf, The Guardian*: *Bounty hunters are legally hacking Apple and the Pentagon – for big money* *A growing roster of ‘white hat’ hackers earn thousands finding chinks in the digital armor of the US government and companies such as Apple and Google* Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18. Now 21, it is his full time job. This month so far he has earned $21,150, in installments: he counted... more »

Standing Rock Chairman's Message to All People of Faith

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago

Republicans to Query Firms That Ran Clinton’s Private Server

Eileen Sullivan & Chad Day at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives a speech on the economy after touring Futuramic Tool & Engineering, in Warren, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans stepped up their attacks Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and pointed to newly released messages to allege that foreign donors to the Democratic presidential nominee’s family charity... more »

Turkey Vows to ‘Cleanse’ Border of ISIS After Deadly Attack

Suzan Fraser at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: People carry a victim's coffin as they attend funeral services for dozens of people killed in last night's bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the "barbaric" attack in Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, on Saturday appeared to be a suicide bombing. Turkish authorities have put a temporary ban on distribution of images relating to Saturday's Gaziantep attack within Turkey.] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey vowed Monday to fight Islamic State militants at home and to “... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #203 Memories from the collapse of Atlantis 2

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
By American Kabuki August 22, 2016 [8/22/16, 11:37:10 AM] Terran: Loie could we revisit Atlantis 2? Terran: With the assistance of ALL, the 3 formless pure love being's and our Galactic friends? Loie: Bill, yes of course. Now I am here and the three formless energies of pure love assist. Loie. Thor: DEAR ONE/TERRAN. I AM HERE WITH YOU NOW. THOR. END. AnDREAS: I, AnDREAS AM HERE AS WELL. Sherr An: SHERR AN HERE. I HOLD THE ENERGY OF PURE LOVE HERE. Nabrac: TERRAN. I AM WITH YOU. NABRAC. Sussannah: I AM WITH BELOVED BEVERLY. SUSSANNAH. RAENO ASSISTS HER AS WELL NOW. Loie: Bi... more »

Is There Another Edward Snowden At The NSA?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Edward Snowden speaks via video link from Moscow to attendees at a discussion about an International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers in New York City, September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly *James Bamford, Reuters*: *Evidence points to another Snowden at the NSA* In the summer of 1972, state-of-the-art campaign spying consisted of amateur burglars, armed with duct tape and microphones, penetrating the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. Today, amateur burglars have been replaced by cyberspies... more »

The Mysterious Link Between Planets and Metals

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Katarina* - Metals are considered to be a material expression of the parent planet and it’s energy. The post The Mysterious Link Between Planets and Metals appeared first on Waking Times.

John Key really doesn’t want affordable housing

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
The Affordable-Housing Theatre continues, with politicians feigning interest in the problem they’ve helped cause, while signalling to house-owning voters that, “no worries,” their house prices will be safely high with them. Yet almost everybody who owns a home has relatives who can’t, and wishes they could. and surveys show that nearly two-thirds of Aucklanders and more than half of those who own a home would prefer that house prices either “fell a bit” or “fell dramatically” over the next year. And more than four in five understand we’re in a bubble. And any economist who un... more »

John Oliver's Charter School Primer

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago

Indians Loading Sacred Pipes Frighten Cops

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago

Our Responsibility to Dream Life into the Future

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Sherri Mitchell is a member of the Penobscot Nation in Maine. She reflects on the way of life of indigenous peoples living in harmony with the earth and all things. Powerful and inspiring. Sherri will be one of the pot luck supper hosts and ceremony speakers on October 11 on Indian Island (near Old Town) when the 5th Maine Walk for Peace begins its two-week journey through Maine starting at the Penobscot Nation. See more of Sherri's bio *here * Video by Regis Tremblay.

Activists Instruct Military to Disperse and Desist at Drone Base

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
The folks in northern California continue their monthly protests and non-violent civil resistance at the Beale AFB drone base just north of Sacramento. I lived at Beale from 1969-1971 when my step-father worked on the spy plane cameras for the SR-71. I was fortunate to join these folks doing an action with them last March. We were arrested and then federal charges against us were dropped before we had to make an appearance in court. This particular action in the video is brilliant and ironic. Bruce

Yes, Melania Was A Hooker Before She Married Señor Trumpanzee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
When I was very young and very destitute-- having just returned to the U.S. after nearly 7 years abroad-- I found myself broke and homeless in New York. I'm not proud to say so, but I made some money for myself down near 53rd and 3rd in Manhattan for a unpleasant few months until I got a record selling business going. I'm telling you that because I don't want you to think that I am being judgmental when I say that the Melania trip was doing the same thing at one point-- albeit not on Manhattan street corners. The stories from her old johns have been around forever and every time I... more »

This Russian Mortar Weapon Can Devastate Cities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin, National Interest*:* The Russian Army's Super 'Gun' Is a City Destroyer* *They’ve devastated fortifications from Afghanistan to Ukraine.* Self-propelled heavy mortar carriers are ubiquitous in modern mechanized armies. Mounted on light armored carriers and placed at the disposal of battalion commanders, such vehicles can deliver heavy and fast-responding indirect bombardments with 120-millimeter shells. When compared to self-propelled howitzers of similar caliber, mortars are lighter and require a smaller logistical train, but have significantly shorter range. ... more »

Long, Hard Recovery Slog Begins in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

Melinda Deslatte at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Jody Harelson, 52, dumps a wheel barrel of wet sheet rock an ever growing pile of rubbish as he helps clean out the flood damaged home of Sheila Siener, 58, in St. Amant, La., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. Louisiana continues to dig itself out from devastating floods, with search parties going door to door looking for survivors.] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Storm victims spill out of the waiting rooms, some clutching water-stained documents, others with the long stare of those stricken by disaster, each with a story of personal tragedy about the Louisiana flood’s devastation to their... more »

Find Out How Many Jobs Your State Could Lose With a $15 Minimum Wage

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members gather on April 4, 2016 to watch as California Gov. Jerry Brown signs the new $15 minimum wage law.] Following legislation in New York and California raising their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour, a new study has found that such statewide mandates would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses. According to a new study from... more »

Sheriff Zollman -- What Will You Tell Jack Yantis's Widow?

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 5 hours ago
*No, they won't forget: **Adams County residents at the site where deputies gunned down Jack Yantis**. * Residents of Adams County, Idaho, should compel Sheriff Ryan Zollman – by nailing his feet to the floor, if necessary -- to answer this question: Are you willing to tell Donna Yantis to her face that her husband Jack deserved to die? If Zollman answers that question in the negative, he should be forced to answer this one: Are you willing to fire the deputies who perforated Jack Yantis with gunshots, even though they will be spared criminal prosecution, because they killed an ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Matters of Life and Death"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Matters of Life and Death"* by Chet Raymo "For the past few days I've passed this poor bedraggled creature on the sidewalk. I cannot help but think of that essay in Lewis Thomas' "The Lives of a Cell" called "Death In the Open." How rare it is, he writes, to see a dead wild animal. He mentions squirrels in particular. They teem in his backyard, he says, all year long, but he has never seen, anywhere, a dead squirrel. It is always a queer shock, part a sudden upwelling of grief, part unaccountable amazement. It is simply astounding to see a dead animal on the highway. The outrage... more »

"The Meaning Of Life Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else. Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning. The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the w... more »

"12 Rules for Being a Human Being"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"12 Rules for Being a Human Being"* by Marc "Don’t try to be perfect. Just be an excellent example of being human. Here are a few things to keep in mind: *1. Growth requires pain.* Be patient and tough, someday this pain will be useful to you. Those with the strength to succeed in the long run are the ones who lay a firm foundation of growth with the bricks that life has thrown at them. So don’t be afraid to fall apart for a little while. Because when it happens, the situation will open an opportunity for you to grow and rebuild yourself into the brilliant person you are ca... more »

The Poet: Julian Symons, “Pub”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Pub”* By Julian Symons “The glasses are raised, the voices drift into laughter, The clock hands have stopped, the beer in the hands of the soldiers Is blond, the faces are calm and the fingers can feel The wet touch of glasses, the glasses print rings on the table, The smoke rings curl and go up and dissolve near the ceiling, This moment exists and is real. What is reality? Do not ask that. At this moment Look at the butterfly eyes of the girls, watch the barmaid's Precision in pouring a Scotch, and remember this day, This day at this moment you were no longer an island, Peop... more »

"Feeling Fed Up with Humanity, In the World and in Ourselves"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Feeling Fed Up with Humanity, In the World and in Ourselves"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We are all capable of the best and the worst that humanity has to offer and knowing this allows us to find compassion. From time to time, we may all feel fed up with humanity, whether it’s from learning about what’s going on around the world, or what’s going on next door. There are always situations that leave us feeling as if people are simply not capable of behaving in a way that is coming from a place of awareness. Often it seems as if people are actually geared to handle things in th... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Bolton, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

"There Comes A Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"There comes a time in the life of us all when we must lay aside our books or put down our tools and leave our place of work and walk forth on the road to meet the enemy face-to-face. Once and for all and at last." - Edward Abbey

"Hillary or Billary or Pillary or Shillary or Chillary or Killary"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Hillary or Billary or Pillary or Shillary or Chillary or Killary"* by Knave Dave "Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top." - Edward Abbey "A thorn by any other name. Whatever you want to call her- and they all fit to a tee- the possible next world leader from the Clinton dynasty seems well qualified for the starring role in "Weekend at Bernies" or "Waking Ned Divine." If her head bobbles anymore, her neck will fatigue and her cranium will fall off, revealing the burned wiring that extends up to her motherboa... more »

UPDATE: Miraculous landlord files!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 5 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016Hard to believe, but (at least temporarily) true:* Miraculous landlord does it again! (Important key and essential note: This was *not* posted at Kinko's.)

Will NATO Soldiers 'Lay Down Their Arms' In A War Against Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
© Evgeny Biyatov / Sputnik *RT:* *Russian drill calls for ‘NATO’ soldiers ‘to lay down arms, stop being pawns’* Russian troops were allegedly on the hunt for NATO soldiers during a mission in the northwest of the country. However, there is no need to panic. The alliance is not invading, as it was merely a mock exercise to simulate a hypothetical incursion into Russia. The opposing force was not specified, but messages played over loudspeakers as the drills took place left little room for the imagination. *“NATO soldiers! You are being lied to! You are not peacekeepers! Lay down ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
A worker pulls a storage bin in the Olympic Park a day after the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly *Paulo Prada, Reuters*:* With Games gone, hard reality sets in for Brazil* Until now, people in Brazil had something to look forward to. Despite deep recession, a presidential impeachment, and a corruption scandal ensnaring the political and corporate elite, the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro shone on the horizon like a sliver of light from a sunnier era, when Brazil appeared to have its act together. But that was extin... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... August 22 , 2016..... Quick Hits -1. Markets : Oil Has An Off Day , WTI & Brent Both Off 3% ; US , Europe & Asia Markets For Monday ; Items Of Interest From Bond Land. 2 Turkey Items De Jour. 3. Libya Hour Of Representatives Votes No In Important Confidence Vote For GNA. 4. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving Events... *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 5h 5 hours agoIslington, London Bad day for crude #oil: Brent and WTI down 3% -- although both benchmarks safe above 50-, 100- and 200-day moving average levels #OOTT *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 36s36 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted Javier Blas WTI & Brent have an off day , remains to be seen if a new trend has been set. fred walton added, *Javier Blas* @JavierBlas2 A bit too early to say, but today's big retreat for WTI-Brent #oil does suggest #shale price band is in place #OOTT *MarketWatch* ‏@... more »

ACLU: North Dakota Violating Rights of Native Americans Protesting Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Photo Allie Fredericks Statement of ACLU of North Dakota 'Peaceful protest is at the core of the First Amendment and restrictions to such activity, such as the closing of highways with the effect of preventing assembly or effective messaging of protesters, should be viewed skeptically. Law enforcement agents have a duty to ensure that the rights of protesters are protected, not just the

Pentagon Warns Russia and Syria: Stay Away From Our Troops, or Else

Russ Read at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: U.S. Military, US Army, Soldiers, Servicemen, Iraq] The Pentagon issued a stern warning to Russia and Syria that it will do whatever is necessary to protect U.S. forces and partners fighting Islamic State, even if that means shooting down Russian and Syrian aircraft. Pentagon press secretary Peter... more »

Gay Clergy Secretly Marry, Then Sign Letter Asking for Recognition of Gay Marriages

Amber Randall at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during the General Synod on February 15, 2016 in London, England. The General Synod considers and approves legislation affecting the whole of the Church of England, formulates new forms of worship, debates matters of national and international importance, and approves the annual budget for the work of the Church at national level. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)] Some secretly gay clergy members are set to reveal their gay partners, and advocate for gay marriage in an open letter. The open le... more »

New Massachusetts Tax Basically Takes Money From Uber to Fund Failing Taxi Industry

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Uber headquarters stands in Queens as hundreds of Uber drivers protest the company's recent fare cuts and went on strike in front of the car service's New York offices on February 1, 2016 in New York City. The drivers say Uber continues to cut into their earnings without cutting into its own take from each ride. In claiming fare reduction would mean more work for drivers, the San Francisco based company cut its prices by 15 percent last week. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)] Massachusetts is now the first state to tax companies like Uber and ... more »

This is How Far Planned Parenthood Will Go for a Talking Point

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: A Planned Parenthood office building is seen on October 2, 2015 in Thousand Oaks, California.] After suspending one of its abortion clinics in Wisconsin last year because of a staff shortage, Planned Parenthood is now framing its permanent closure as a result of security concerns. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin officials announced Monday they will not... more »

Sometimes a banana is just a banana

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
The sport of AFL never gets reported in NZ, except when something non-sport happens. Latest non-sport news: A Port Adelaide fan is banned for throwing a banana at Eddie Betts after kicking an impossible (winning) goal for the Crows. (Eddie, by the way, is aboriginal.) A banana? At ‘The Footy Almanac' Earl O’Neill writes’: *“The banana has me intrigued. Did she plan on throwing it at Eddie? Was she thinking, when looking through her kitchen for a convenient, healthy football snack, ‘Apple, no racial connotations there; orange, no; banana, yeah, awright! Eddie will cop it!... more »

Save the rhino by privatising it

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*The best way to save dwindling species? Eat them, skin them, save them. Guest poster Nathan Keeble looks at the dwindling of rhino populations, being killed for horns now more valuable than gold.* Rhino populations are facing a very serious threat. The International Union for The Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reports that poachers in Africa killed at least 1338 rhinos during 2015 – part of a continuing crisis that has resulted in a total of 5940 rhinos being poached to date. With a 9000% increase in occurrence since 2007, this has rapidly become the greatest threat to the pop... more »

Woman Shot By Police After Stabbing Three Bus Passengers In Brussels

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A woman injured three people in a stabbing attack on a bus in a suburb of Brussels. Police shot and wounded a woman who launched an attack on her fellow passengers with a knife, according to the city’s public prosecutor’s office. RT reports: Three injured as woman goes on #Brussels stabbing spree https://t.co/BFfGs48BaZ pic.twitter.com/Jrkm75d39U — Ruptly (@Ruptly) August 22, 2016 The attack took place as passengers were disembarking a bus in the municipality of Uccle in the Belgian capital at around 5pm on Monday, by a woman who had also been inside the vehicle. National broadcast...more »

Pakistan Was Formed Because Of Communist Threat, Not Because Islam Was In Danger - Tarek Fatah

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*In order to create Pakistan the dreams of many nationalities were sacrificed.* The shit stain of South Asia was created by British and American hands to prevent the infiltration of the Soviet Union into the region and the spread of the Communist ideology. From a strictly military perspective the logic was sound, but creating a new country based on a militaristic and aggressive religion without considering the feuding ethnicities and the diverse histories of the local peoples proved to be unwise. Since the end of the Cold War Pakistan has had no strategic value for Washington. Th... more »

Israeli Airstrikes Target Syria After "Errant" Fire

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Aug 22* Israeli aircraft attacked a target in Syria on Monday after errant fire from fighting among factions in Syria struck inside Israel, Israel's military said. *The Syrian fire had hit an open area near the border in the Golan Heights*, causing no injuries, and in retaliation the air force targeted a "Syrian army launcher", the military said. Near the border of Golan Heights is NOT Israeli territory- It's all Syrian territory The Israeli military has responded similarly in the past when mortar fire has landed in the Golan, territory Israel captured in a 1967 Middle Eas... more »

World News Briefs -- August 22, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov during a bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Vientiane, Laos July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva *Reuters*: *Kerry says hopes talks with Russia on Syria 'nearing the end'* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday talks between the United States and Russia on military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria were nearing an end, with technical teams meeting this week to discuss details. "We are in indeed engaged currently in ongoing co... more »

China's War Games Are Raising Tensions In Asia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
China's coast guard launched a three-day live-firing drill in the Gulf of Tonkin and has barred all ships and boats from entering the region. REUTERS/Nguyen Minh/File Photo *Washington Post*: *China slams U.S.-South Korea military drills even as it stages naval war games of its own* BEIJING — China and the United States have been trading accusations as both sides conduct war games across East Asia, and tensions are rising from the South China Sea to the East China Sea to the Korean Peninsula in the midst of a regional arms race. At the heart of the tensions lies the maritime terri... more »

North Korea Threatens US and South Korea With ‘Preemptive Nuclear Strike’

Ryan Pickrell at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this May 10, 2016 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korea's military says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 into the sea.] In response to the start of a joint U.S.-South Korean military drill, North Korea threatened to launch a "preemptive nuclear strike" against South Korea and the U.S., according to reports. The Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, an annual military drill, began... more »

Bahrain’s Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million to Her Foundation

Russ Reed at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Crown Prince of Bahrain Sheikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, May 9, 2012 before a bilateral meeting at the Department of State in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)] Newly released Department of State documents reveal that the Crown Prince of Bahrain was given an audience with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after he donated $32 million to her foundation. The documents, released Monday by Judicial Watch, included emails between Clinton... more »

Shocker: Russian-Run Crimea is Pretty Miserable

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meet in Belbek in Crimea, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.] Two years after Russia illegally annexed Crimea, the economy has plummeted, prices have soared, and the Russian government doesn't have enough money to help the Crimean people. "People are naive. They thought that if we were part of Russia, everything... more »

The Anti-Christian Bias of Many Scientists Harms Science Itself

George Yancey at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Scientist Crossed Out Jesus - 900] Last year Jean Decety and others published a study arguing that religious people tend to be less generous than others. It was paraded in many online journals as evidence of religion making people worse than they would be without it.... more »

Al Jazeera on O'odham land: 'Stuck in a Border War'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Al Jazeera shows up and does what other media refused to do Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Ofelia Rivas, O'odham is interviewed by Al Jazeera. Thank you AJ for finally telling the real story, and interviewing Ofelia, who lives on the border. She has been battling the U.S. Border Patrol all these years. Mike Flores, Tohono O'odham, of the American Indian Movement, is also

Apache Stronghold Solidarity with Standing Rock Against Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. Apache Stronghold brings power of Geronimo to Standing Rock Wendsler Nosie Sr, San Carlos Apache Councilman, and leader at Apache Stronghold, traveled to North Dakota to offer support and prayers to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. "Wendsler and Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault II met Saturday as two leaders and two men who understand what it means to fight for their people,

Standing Rock: River of Support Pours in from Indian Nations and Researchers

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Standing Rock camp Photo: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe headed to Washington today for the case in federal court to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo by Robin LeBeau. Resolutions of Indian Nations pouring in to support Standing Rock By Brenda Norrell Censored News Resolutions of support: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_19.html CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- The

Ants in the Coffee

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
I'm working on what the trendies and hipsters call a 'long read'. It's about Neoliberalism - what it is and what's likely to come after. I'm about 2,000 words in and not sure if the mid-point has been reached. Yikes. You're here looking for a bit of blogging red meat to play with, and so ... I've been making cups of coffee since I was a little kid, mostly for myself and mum. And I followed the standard prep format. Coffee and sugar in first, followed by the milk and then topped up with boiling water. Seeing the half/semi-dissolved granules swimming about the surface was, in my book... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*NOTE*: I am going into hospital later today for a rather complex procedure -- so I may not be blogging for a couple of days -- JR *I don’t need air conditioning, and neither do you* *What the writer below says is perfectly correct. I have lived almost all my life in the tropics and subtropics but it is only recently that I have got AC. And to this day it is relatively unusual for Australian homes to have AC.But it is not for others to tell us what we need. That is a personal decision. In my case, my advancing years made me less able to cope happily with temperatu... more »

Russia’s Use Of Iranian Airbase For ISIS Strikes In Syria Has Ended

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Russia‘s use of an Iranian airbase to launch strikes against ISIS in Syria has ended. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman told state media on Monday: ‘It was a temporary mission that ended.’ NBC News reports: Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi did not give a reason for the move, saying only that the short-lived cooperation between Moscow and Tehran was never meant to be permanent, IRNA reported. “Russia has no base in Iran nor has it deployed [its fighter jets] in our country,” Ghasemi told the news agency. “It was a temporary mission that ended.” Moscow confirmed the arrangemen...more »

August 22:"Province's job plan: Push marijuana"

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
That's the headline. Front page. And your reaction? Most people will think "That's their job plan? That's it? Push marijuana?" That's the only plan they have? Becoming the dope capital of North America? That seems clear. The word plan is singular. That means it's the only plan the government has. Now, headlines are written by editors. This one was obviously intended to be humorous. But headlines are not for telling jokes. It's obviously derogatory toward the government. But that's an opinion. And headlines are not for giving opinions, either. They're for telling what a story is ab... more »

House Of Cards

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
Deep Throat advised Woodward and Bernstein to follow the money. In the case of Donald Trump, reporters are beginning to take the same advice. Michael Harris writes: Suzanne Craig of the New York Times reported in the paper’s international edition that Trump’s heavily-marketed self-image is as phoney as a degree from Trump University. Trump-owned companies carry a debt of $650 million, which, as the Times reports, is “twice the amount than can be gleaned from public filings he has made as part of his bid for the White House.” It’s pretty clear why he won’t disclose his income taxe... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*Louisiana Takes Stock Of The Damage After Devastating Flooding ~Merrit Kennedy, NPR *

British Contractor Killed Defusing ISIS Bomb In Iraq

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A British man working for U.S. contractors in Ramadi, Iraq, was killed while clearing mines and explosives left behind by ISIS. His colleague was injured. Iraqi forces liberated Ramadi from Islamic State (also known as ISIS or Daesh), in December, with the help of US-led coalition air strikes. The terrorists left behind bombs and booby-traps in many areas, slowing the city’s repopulation. International Business Times reports: The Foreign Office said it had spoken with officials at Janus, a US contractor following the incident. “We are in contact with the employer of a British nation... more »

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s Daughter-- the Next Martin Shkreli

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*-by Dr. Lee Rogers* Anaphylaxis is a deadly reaction to an allergy. After exposure to an allergen, a person breaks out in hives, lips swell, has difficulty breathing, and wheezes, which can eventually lead to shock and death. It has happened to as many as 1 in 50 Americans. Yet, it is one of the simplest emergencies to treat. The initial life-saving treatment is injecting epinephrine (adrenalin) into the fat or muscle, followed by care from a medical professional. Epinephrine is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. The body releases it during the “fight-or-flight” response.... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
U.S. Election News Updates will return tomorrow at 17:00.

Tough Times In Russian-Held Crimea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Promised prosperity never arrived in Russian-held Crimea, locals say* More than two years after Russia annexed Crimea and promised its 2 million people a better life, residents say prices have soared, wages and pensions have stagnated and tourists have fled. The sunny and mountainous Black Sea peninsula is back in the news, with Russian President Vladimir Putin accusing Kiev of sending infiltrators across the border to wreck its industry. But locals say the damage has already been done by Moscow's neglect. "We joined Russia and they stopped giving a damn about us," Ye...more »

The Debate On Where The Russian Economy Should Head Is Raging On In Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Moscow's Financial District. Ruscow, Flickr *F. William Engdahl, NEO*:* Putin: Nyet to Neo-liberals, Da to National Development* After more than two years of worsening economic growth and an economy struggling with 10.5% central bank interest rates that make new credit to spur growth virtually impossible, Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally broken an internal factional standoff. On July 25 he mandated that an economic group called the Stolypin Club prepare their proposals to spur growth revival to be presented to the government by the Fourth Quarter of this year. In doing... more »

Russian President Putin Is 'Shaking Things Up'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Russian Prime Minister Medvedev, Kremlin Chief of Staff Ivanov, And Russian President Putin. AFP *Fiona Clark, DW:* *Putin shakes things up in the Kremlin* On the 25th anniversary of the 1991 coup, Fiona Clark takes a look at what might be prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s shuffling of positions within the Kremlin walls. Over the past few months Putin has been shaking things up a bit inside the Kremlin walls. But the question is, why? The most recent and high profile movement is the demotion of his long-time friend and ally, Sergei Ivanov, from his position as chief of ... more »

Russia Ends Using Iranian Air Base For Raids On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Russian Raids on Syria From Iranian Air Base Finished, Tehran Says* *Critical comments by Iran’s defense minister suggest strains in military alliance.* A military alliance between Tehran and Moscow showed signs of strain as newly launched Russian bombing missions to Syria from an Iranian air base came to a quick end and Iran’s defense minister accused Russia of “showing off.” Russia and Iran had been fostering closer ties centered around their mutual interests in Syria, where both back President Bashar al-Assad’s embattled government. The cooperation rea... more »

U.S. Used F-22 Stealth Fighters To Intercept And Persuade Syrian Fighters To 'Leave'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
An F-22 Raptor from the 43rd Fighter Squadron takes off in Savannah, Ga., during Sentry Savannah 16-3, Aug. 2, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the U.S. Air Force. (Photo by Solomon Cook/U.S. Air Force) *Defense Tech*: *US Dispatches F-22 Stealth Fighters to Intercept Syrian Aircraft* The U.S. military on Friday dispatched two F-22 Raptors stealth fighter jets to intercept a pair of Syrian Su-24 Fencer aircraft that flew in the vicinity of Hasakah, Syria, according to news accounts citing an ... more »

Kurdish Militias Launch An Assault To Seize The Syrian Regime Stronghold At Hasaka

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Kurdish militias fight against Syrian forces in north-east city of Hasaka* *US, which backs Kurds in campaign against Isis, faces dilemma as alliances between regional players such as Turkey shift.* US-backed Kurdish forces have fought against the Syrian army and militias in the north-east of the country for a fifth consecutive day, threatening to open a new front in the five-year war. The clashes left at least two dozen civilians dead and caused people to flee to the surrounding countryside, days after the Syrian army began using planes and artillery to attack K... more »

South Korea, China, And Japan To Hold Foreign Ministers' Meeting This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Image: Flickr/futureatlas.com. *Reuters:* *Japan, China, South Korea foreign ministers to meet this week* Foreign ministers from Japan, China and South Korea will meet in Tokyo for two days this week to discuss cooperation, the countries said on Monday, after tension among them raised doubt about prospects for talks. Relations between the three big Asian economies are often difficult with the legacy of Japan's wartime aggression affecting ties between it and China and South Korea, territorial disputes hurting links between Japan and China, and Japan and South Korea, and China suspi... more »

Turkey-Iran-Syria-Iraq-Russia-KRG Are Scheming To Rollback YPG Gains In Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Photo of a YPG fighter in the town of Hasakah, which is soon to be captured by the group. Photo Source: Rodî Said.* The officials of Syria, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Iraq, and the KRG are meeting and scheming to rollback the territorial gains of the YPG in northern Syria. They are all intent on securing one major political outcome in regards to the war in Syria: the YPG must not be allowed to politically consolidate its gains and establish self-governance. Turkey would rather see ISIS rule northern Syria than see the Kurds secure their rights. And it is not alone in achieving this g... more »

Louisiana Mayor Says Flooding Was Man-Made

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
* Photo source: sean gardner, getty images.* *An excerpt from, "West Virginia 1000-Year Flood, Wildfires, & Heatwave: Manmade" WeatherWar101: * So from a simple physics, engineering, and scientific standpoint, there has to be source for the massive amounts of water vapor that fuel these weekly historic deluges, that constantly wash away cities and towns within hours, right? There should be a tangible, logical explanation for such consistently recurring (yet completely inexplicable) events. Certainly something more comprehensive than ‘El Nino’ or ‘Climate Change’ did it. There are ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 8 hours ago
*Hillary Clinton’s Free College-Tuition Plan Short on Specifics* Hillary Clinton, who prides herself on the details of public policy, has said little about what is now the most ambitious and expensive proposal on her agenda: making public college tuition free for most Americans. On the campaign trail, she typically offers a sentence, maybe two, about the plan. Sometimes it goes unmentioned altogether. Her campaign has offered few specifics about how the program would work, hasn’t said how much money states would have to provide or where the program would fall on her list of priori... more »

A Year Ago Jimmy Carter Thought He Had Weeks to Live, This Week He’s Helping Build Houses

ADRIAN SAINZ at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter holds a morning devotion in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, before he and his wife Rosalynn help build a home for Habitat for Humanity. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz) (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)] MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he thought he had just a few weeks to live during his battle with cancer a year ago. Carter and his wife Rosalynn spoke at a news conference at... more »

Israeli Airstrikes Target Syria After Stray Mortar Hits Golan Heights

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Israeli aircraft have attacked a target in Syria after errant fire from fighting among factions in the war torn country exploded in the Golan Heights on Monday. The IDF said it attacked a Syrian Army launch site near Israel’s border in the Golan Heights, after a Syrian mortar landed on Israeli territory. IAF targeted Syrian Army launcher in Syrian Golan Heights, in response. — IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 22, 2016 RT reports: Israel believes that the mortar, which landed next to a minefield, was not aimed at its land, but nonetheless dispatched aircraft to neutralize the source of ... more »

Chicken chested Obama and his cheerful family return from another multi-million dollar vacation...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*hopefully the last one the tax payers will have to pony up for.* We in the US are so privileged to have this elegant and graceful family to represent us to the world. *In remembrance of her vacation, Mooch wore a tablecloth given to her by her favorite Nantucket lobster restaurant.*

To whom it may concern!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016All others may disregard:* As part of our connectivity circus, we're forced to resort to this communication regarding Thursday's top-secret Charlottesville event. For those who have a need to know, these URLs will be involved: The Washington Post: Kranish and Fisher, August 14 The New York Times: Chozick, August 11 The New York Times: Rich, April 26 No other URLs need apply. Eventually, this post will disappear.

Climate Science and the Vampire of Societal Influences

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 9 hours ago
The klimazwiebel site has a post, "What Future For Science?", and the answer to that question appears to be "societal influence" and sociology in particular. My response: *"science...has lost its innovative role in solving problems for society"* *My response: That statement muddles the fundamental distinction that has to be made between SUBJECTIVE and OBJECTIVE--"problems for society" are SUBJECTIVE accounts, while the findings of science are OBJECTIVE.* *"...science being left to itself, operating under a mandate that is not responsive to societal demands"* *My response: "Societal de... more »

Church Of England Warned Bishops Not To Apologize To Sex Abuse Victims

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
It has been revealed that the Church of England explicitly warned bishops not to apologise to sex abuse victims to avoid being sued A previously unseen document instructed bishops too only give partial apologies, if at all, to the victims Legal advice marked “strictly confidential,” was circulated among the most senior bishops, telling them to “express regret” to sexual abuse victims by only using approved wording. The Telegraph reports: The guidance – written in 2007 and finally replaced just last year – also warns bishops to be wary of meeting victims face to face and only ever t... more »

15,000 New Clinton Emails Set to Drop Right Before the Election

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: In this Aug. 15, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at Riverfront Sports in Scranton, Pa. A federal judge has ordered 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 Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued the order Aug. 19, as part of a long-running public records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch.] The Department of State is set to release 15,000 more undisclosed documents the FBI found on Hillary Cl... more »

US Deploys Troops To Southern Afghanistan

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Around 100 US troops have been deployed to a southern city in Afghanistan which is at risk of falling to the Taliban according to spokesman for the US forces. The soldiers arrived in Helmand’s provincial capital Lashkar Gah to train and support Afghan troops, according to Brigadier General Charles Cleveland a spokesman for the US forces in Afghanistan Press TV reports: The general said the troops would serve as a “new presence to assist the police zone,” adding that Afghan security forces have conducted airstrikes in the area. The Taliban have seized a number of districts in Helmand,...more »

Black Lives Matter Criticized for Being No Shows at Louisiana Flood

Amber Randall at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Terry Brewer, left, and Timothy Harris pile up debris outside a flooded auto parts store in Albany, La. on Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016.] Black Lives Matter finds itself under fire for protesting the Baton Rogue shooting, but ignoring the Louisiana flood, reports the Washington Times. A video of a Baton Rogue resident asking where the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter people... more »

High school grades vs. the SAT (grades win)

skrashen at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
Sent to the Boston Globe, August 22, 2016 "Colleges cutting ties with the SAT" (August 22) is supported by research. In a study published in 2007, UC Berkeley scholars Saul Geiser and Maria Veronica Saltelices found that adding SAT scores to high school students' grades in college prep courses did not provide much more information than grades alone. In 2009, William Bowen, former President of Princeton University, Matthew Chingos, Senior Fellow of the Urban Institute, and Michael McPherson, President of the Spencer Foundation, reached similar conclusions in their book Crossing the ... more »

More North Korean Nuclear Threats Against South Korea And The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Newsweek:* *North Korea Threatens US and South Korea With Retaliatory Nuclear Strike* North Korea has threatened nuclear retaliation to a joint U.S.-South Korea military drill in a statement from the country’s Foreign Ministry via state news agency KCNA Monday. The two-week long Ulchi Freedom Guardian command and control exercise kicked off Monday, with tens of thousands of U.S. and South Korean forces participating. The U.S. has vowed to deliver potent air defense systems to South Korea in the wake of renewed nuclear missile tests by North Korea this year. Pyongyang has protes... more »

Ministry Of Truth: Weekly News Quizzes Takes Propaganda To New Levels

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Bernie Suarez* - The US Western empire has taken off the propaganda gloves. The post Ministry Of Truth: Weekly News Quizzes Takes Propaganda To New Levels appeared first on Waking Times.

Journal pulls abstract author didn’t submit

Michael Koziol at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A journal has retracted an abstract after discovering the author didn’t submit it — and also because it appears “highly similar” to a previous publication in Chinese. The abstract was presented at the 2nd International Conference on Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics in 2014, and lists Qing Guo as the sole author, based Wuhan, China at the China […] The post Journal pulls abstract author didn’t submit appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Trump Says He’s Not Flip-Flopping on Immigration

ERICA WERNER at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BB&T Center, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump insists that he’s not flip-flopping when it comes to his proposal to deport the estimated 11 million people living in the United States illegally -- even though his new campaign manager now says his... more »

Judge Blocks Obama’s Public School Transgender Bathroom Mandate

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: A sign on a wall for "All Gender Restroom" with symbols for men, trans and women. LGBT issue.] A U.S. District judge has halted the Obama administration's mandate that federally-funded schools allow students who identify as the opposite sex to use the restrooms, locker rooms and other sex-segregated facilities of their choice. The instructions were issued in mid-May by... more »

Printable Quiet Book- Ocean Animals Page

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
Today I am sharing the third post in the Printable Quiet Book Series. This cute little Ocean Animals Playset includes a background, and figures to make your little marine biologist's day. *From the first post: When our first daughter was little, I painstakingly made a felt quiet book. I spent hours cutting out pieces and hand embroidering, it took me months. My daughter loved it and played with it often, but I always wished it was easier to add pages to it. I wanted to add new pieces and new pages, but it seemed like a daunting task. * *Our second daughter is just at the age now ... more »

We Will See - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 12 hours ago
*We will see* *Yes* *We will see* *The future* *As well as the past* *In the present* *When we accrue* *More presence of mind* *And preside* *Within our hearts* *From that day* *Will a new time arrive* *A time driven by the Timeless* *A time without time* *A time when* *Past, present and future* *All meet in the moment* *No more looking back* *No more looking forward* *Only looking within* *Then* *Looking without* *Through the lens of the heart* *The heart willsee all* *The heart will know of All* *The heart will create* *A world of timeless beauty* *The beauty... more »

"Haboob! 8/21/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
“Every place has its own unique aspect of living there. Here in Arizona, we get Haboobs which is simply a dust storm. This is a bird's eye view of one entering Phoenix! I thought you all might enjoy this unique perspective!” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfttDuzKNE0

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

COP-21 & Developing Countries

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The recent series of energy articles by Ambrose Evans Pritchard hinges on the extremely naive belief that China, India and the rest of the developing world have signed up to an agreement to decarbonise, and thus ultimately cripple, their economies. It is good timing then that Robin Guenier, a barrister, […]

Massive Heat Wave in Middle East: A Hellish Global Warming Curtain-Raiser?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Global warming from 1850–2016. Notice the rapid outward spiral near the end (source).* *by Gaius Publius* A brief follow-up to this piece about the recent acceleration in atmospheric CO2: Atmospheric CO2 Jumps +4 ppm in June Compared to June 2015 There I wrote: [I]f atmospheric CO2 growth suddenly zooms to +4 ppm/year starting with this year's 406 ppm, we're at 450 ppm in 11 years. *Eleven years from now is 2027*, and *450 ppm is a game-over scenario*. Partly because global warming will have shot well past +2°C, producing enough social, political, economic and military chaos to... more »

Cake Dip and Apple Cider Doughnuts!

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

Mohawk Nation News 'Scuttle Scullin'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
SCUTTLE SCULLIN Posted on August 22, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. 22, 2016. The motion was filed to remove US District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. from sitting in this trial – Jones v. Parmley, et al.[5:98-CV0734 [FJS][GHL]. This case does not belong in any Admiralty court [all US courts]. It belongs in a non-Admiralty dispute resolution court, Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Are We Living Inside a Virtual Simulation?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - We are all artists. With all veils and curtains lifted, this is the truth we have always known. The post Are We Living Inside a Virtual Simulation? appeared first on Waking Times.

Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong

Ryan Anderson at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: iStock_84463583_MEDIUM__1471872219_71.164.139.145] A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Co-authored by two of the nation's leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the... more »

Kaine to Address Ironworkers’ Union Amid Fears of Losing the Union Vote to Trump

ALAN SUDERMAN at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks to the Progressive National Baptist Convention in New Orleans. Kaine is set to try and shore up labor support with a little help from his father. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)] LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is set to try to shore up labor support with a little help from his dad. Kaine will make a personal appeal on Monday at the ironworkers’ union annual convention,... more »

Declining Violence In Iraq, Jan-Jul 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
These are the most complete security statistics collected so far by Musings On Iraq. They cover January to July 2016. The main sources for these numbers are 41 newspapers that are read each day. Those are a mix of Iraqi, western and Arab media outlets. Each security incident mentioned is noted in an Excel spreadsheet with date, location, type of attack, casualties, article title, and link. Additional information comes from Airwars, which covers Coalition air strikes on Iraq and Syria, the United Nations monthly security reports, and Iraq Body Count. Security incidents are the bes... more »

Uranium study pulled after author says data were falsified

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A researcher has pulled a paper about uranium oxide fuel pellets after notifying the journal the data had been falsified — and, what’s more, the publisher can’t verify the identities of the co-authors. Originally, the Journal of the European Ceramic Society paper suggested a way to increase the compatibility of uranium oxide fuel pellets, which are […] The post Uranium study pulled after author says data were falsified appeared first on Retraction Watch.

#RPGaDay 2016: Supposedly Random Event That Keeps Occurring

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 14 hours ago
A robot in our Icons game had a limitation that it could short out after any usage on a 1 in 3 chance. I don't believe there was a single instance where it did not short out. Now 1 in 3 is something that we should have seen with some frequency certainly, but not every single time...

Did Welfare Reform Really Throw 3.5 Million Children Into Third World Poverty? The Facts May Surprise You

Robert Rector at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Little girl living in poverty] Today is the 20th anniversary of welfare reform. Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, known as welfare reform, into law. The highly popular reform cut welfare caseloads by over 50 percent,... more »

Carbon capture can drive a 21st century revival of British industry (What’s left of it!)

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/08/21/carbon-capture-can-drive-a-21st-century-revival-of-british-indus/ AEP finishes his series on energy policy with a long, rambling piece on carbon capture and storage. I won’t bother repeating it all, but here is the gist: Renaissance beckons for the once great industrial hubs of northern England and Scotland, and the unexpected catalyst may […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Erdogan: Suicide bomber in Turkish wedding attack that killed 51 was 12-14 years old For Sale: The World's First $1+ Billion Dollar House Malaria infection boosts Ebola survival rates Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise, and Superstorms James Hansen's paper on the temperature dipoles presaging all hell's breaking loose. Turkey/Iran Agreement on Conditions for Peace in Syria Which might be related to: Kurds to launch an assault to kick the Syrian army out of its last stronghold in Northeastern Syria Colin Powell on Clinton's email scandal: 'Her people have been trying to... more »

Revenge of the powerful thunderclap!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016It looks like we'll be on hiatus:* It looks like the thunder-clap which killed our TV has also killed our computer. On Thursday night, our landlord solved our connectivity mess. On Saturday, it looks like the whole machine died. The gods of powerful thunder-claps take their revenge in such ways. Meanwhile: We have an event this Thursday on which the future functioning the federal work-force may well depend. The event will be held at an undisclosed location in Charlottesville, Virginia. We plan to spend the week preparing for that and avoiding more wrath f... more »

The week that passed

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 15 hours ago
And then the week was over again, just like that, and a new week has already begun! And just like that, Alexandra started school. It feels surreal that I have a school girl at home, and I think it's so cool that we're both part of the Norwegian educational system, but at the very beginning and the very end. This post isn't about Alexandra starting school though, more about that some other time...:) *Right now* Even though I wasn’t the most productive ever last week, I actually managed four of the five steps I was supposed to get through, and I'm quite happy with that. The only thi... more »

Author of retracted math paper defends against plagiarism charge, threatens to sue journal

Michael Koziol at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A researcher in Egypt is threatening to sue a mathematics journal if it doesn’t un-retract one of his papers. The American Journal of Computational Mathematics in May retracted Mostafa M. A. Khater‘s 2015 paper, “The Modified Simple Equation Method and Its Applications in Mathematical Physics and Biology.” The retraction notice is sparse on the details, indicating […] The post Author of retracted math paper defends against plagiarism charge, threatens to sue journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Gotta Love Putin + Trump Calls Out Obama For Golfing While Louisiana Floods

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
*Video Title: Putin the Tyrant or Beacon of Democracy? Source: Inessa S. Date Published: August 21, 2016.* *Video Title: Trump Calls Out Obama For Golfing While Louisiana Floods. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: August 21, 2016.*

Plight of Balochistan in focus again

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
* Geography, culture, language, and history will reassert themselves in South Asia. Everyone now recognizes that Pakistan should have never been created in the first place.* Neither the hypocritical Muslim world nor the Western left, who can't stop talking about the human rights violations of the Palestinian people, are interested in the horrible situation of the Baloch people because their oppressors are self-styled Muslims. But anyone with objective eyes can see that the record of atrocities by these arrogant Pakistani Muslims against their neighbours, particularly the Baloch p... more »

Assad And His Allies Are Courting Disaster By Placating Murderer Erdogan And Endorsing His Disastrous Policy Vis-a-Vis The Kurds

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 15 hours ago
*The dictators of Syria and Turkey have separately defeated U.S. engineered plans to overthrow their regimes with the help of Putin, Hezbollah, ISIS, and the Imam.* VIDEO: Grieving families of #Gaziantep victims boo & chant “Murderer Erdogan” as AKP delegation arrives -@anfenglishpic.twitter.com/68K69Nhfi8 — Conflict News (@Conflicts) August 21, 2016 *An excerpt from, "'Too Many Enemies': Erdogan Believes Turkey 'Has the Right' to Invade Syria" Sputnik News, February 22, 2016:* *Recep Erdogan's Turkey risks becoming a "failed" state; Ankara's irresponsible Mideast policy combined ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Stuck in meetings this morning. Blogging will return when everything is finished (I give it a few hours).

The Global Poor Aren’t Dominated by Markets — They’re Excluded From Them

Michael Matheson Miller at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Poverty African Man Shack - 900] Religious and political leaders often talk about how poor people are dominated by markets, and how we need to protect the poor in the developing world from the crushing effects of globalization. The reality is that the poor aren’t dominated... more »

Bikers’ Final 9/11 Memorial Ride Hits D.C.

Steve Birr at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: iStock_72404357_MEDIUM__1471869993_71.164.139.145] Roughly 1,400 motorcycles thundered into Washington, D.C., Friday afternoon in honor of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks and to raise money for children of first responders. "As we rode coming through different small towns, the outpouring of people, waving... more »

US Department of Education Executive Director in Spat or Brutal Brawl?

Susan O at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
As usual, select the the news source you choose to believe on education coverage: A) US Department of EducationWilliam Mendoza, Executive Director B) PoliticoObama official faces questions about Redskins jersey altercation C) News 9 Oklahoma Native American Says He Was Attacked Over Redskins Shirt D) Durango HeraldPunches fly over Redskins jersey E) Washington Times Autistic Native American says White House official attacked him over Redskins jersey F) Daily Mail with lots of pictures Obama policy adviser 'called autistic Native American man a "weetard" for wearing a Redskins ... more »

Victim Crime Surcharges may be ordered concurrently

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago
R v. Kililavioyak, 2016 NUCJ 21: In conclusion, I find that the VCS is in the nature of an ancillary order and that the principles regarding the imposition of concurrent sentences may be applied to VCS', such that they may be ordered concurrently.

World News Briefs -- August 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*BBC:* *Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo* The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo. The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil's arts and was held in a wet Maracana. Among the highlights were Tokyo's impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade. "These were a marvellous Olympics, in a marvellous city," said International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach. "Over the last 16 days a united Brazil inspired the world, in dif...more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Sputnik*: *Russia Stops Using Iran's Hamadan Airbase - Iranian Foreign Ministry* *According to a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Russia has stopped the use of Iran's Hamadan airbase.* MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has stopped the use of Iran's Hamadan airbase, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Monday, as cited by Tasnim news agency. The Russian side has yet to issue an official comment on the matter. Iran will not transfer control of Hamadan air base, from which Tehran allowed Moscow to carry out strikes against terrorist groups inside Syria, to Russia, I... more »

The Pentagon Is Banking On New Weapons To Win Future Wars

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *David Ignatius, TDN/Washington Post*:* New weapons could guarantee America's military victory* The fight against the Islamic State may get the headlines. But it’s the military threats from Russia and China that most worry top Pentagon officials — and are driving a new arms race to deter these great-power rivals. This question of how to deal with Russian and Chinese military advances has gotten almost no attention in the 2016 presidential campaign. But it deserves a careful look. The programs begun in the waning days of the Obama administration could... more »

Between Señor Trumpanzee And Lamar Smith, The GOP Will Not Be Dialing Back Their War On Science This Year

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
One ominous development we've been watching with alarm this cycle is the DCCC's systematic discounting of the public's preferences in primaries. It seems that every time a progressive wins, the DCCC decides the district is "not winnable" and they immediately abandon the winner and the district. Steve Israel and Ben Ray Lujan have mandated this for every part of the country, from Long Island and the Philly suburbs, up to Wisconsin's north woods and down to Texas' Austin-San Antonio corridor. Let's take a look at Tom Wakely's case in Texas. He's a progressive Democrat who backed Bern... more »

Iran: Russia Has Stopped Using Iran Base for Syria Strikes

NASSER KARIMI at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Mideast Iran Russia_perr__1471868508_71.164.139.145] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Russia has stopped using an Iranian air base for launching airstrikes on Syria for the time being, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday, just hours after the Iranian defense minister criticized Moscow for having a “kind... more »

Donald or Hillary

Sheila Walsh at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Hands Out - 900] Even as I type those two names I have to stop, sit back in my chair and take a deep breath. I pray, Where are we, Lord? How did we get to this place? What is your will? Have we... more »

The Platforms on Foreign Policy: Between Iraq and a Hard Peace?

Mark Kellner at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: AP-GfK Poll: Clinton Maybe Likable Enough — Next to Trump] The end of President George W. Bush's term saw the United States and coalition forces gaining ground against insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of the worst terrorists captured during these conflicts were held in special detention centers at Guantanamo... more »

Alabama Massacre Included Pregnant Woman and Child in Utero

JEFF MARTIN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Multiple Murders Alab_perr__1471867690_71.164.139.145] ATLANTA (AP) -- The five people slain in a massacre at a south Alabama home included a woman who was five months pregnant, Mobile County authorities said. The suspect, Derrick Dearman, attacked them as they slept and then abducted his... more »

Former BBC DJ Chris Denning Admits Child Sex Offences

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A former BBC Radio One DJ pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court on Monday to 21 child sex offences committed between 1969 and 1986 75-year-old paedophile Chris Denning admitted abusing 11 boys, some as young as eight and denied three counts of indecent assault. Denning was a close friend of Jimmy Savile‘s and helped launch the career of Gary Glitter. The BBC reports: Denning, who was arrested as part of a police inquiry into the Walton Hop Disco for teenagers in Surrey, will be sentenced on 6 October. He was part of the original line-up that launched Radio 1 in 1967, but left two ... more »

John Kerry No Show In Turkey? Will Biden Make The Trip? August 24th?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
Can't find any news regarding John Kerry actually making it to Turkey? *John Kerry to Turkey August 21? Turkish Parliament Approves Deal with Israel* *Speaks volumes about parties behind the coup..* If anyone else did catch news of Kerry's visit, please let me know? Joe Biden is supposed to visit? According to CNN's latest reporting"* Joe Biden to visit Turkey: Exiled cleric will be 'top of agenda'* * When US Vice President Joe Biden visits Turkey on August 24, he'll no doubt have plenty to discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.* Biden is an interesting choice for a visit to ... more »

Home Office Approved Secret Drug Trials On Disruptive Teenagers

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
National Archives files have revealed that the home office approved plans to carry out experimental drug trials on children at two schools for disruptive teenagers in the 1960s. The testing of behavior-modifying drugs was given the green light by government psychiatrists for use on boys at Richmond Hill Approved School in North Yorkshire and girls at Springhead Park Approved School in Rothwell, near Leeds. Parents were not consulted and the issue of consent was left to managers. RT reports: The boys, aged 15 and above, were given an anticonvulsant drug in a bid to control their beha... more »

Man Oh Man! My Response to Princeton U Banning the ‘M’ Word

Michael Brown at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Princeton] The Human Resources department at Princeton wants to ban the "m" word -- as in "man." As Tom Cicotta reported on Breitbart.com, "In an increased effort to be politically correct, a new inclusive language policy from administrators at Princeton University... more »

Bowe Bergdahl Lawyers to Attempt Longshot Defense Motions in Hearing

JONATHAN DREW at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Hearings Begin in Bowe Bergdahl Case] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will try to convince a judge this week that the U.S. military has mishandled its prosecution of the soldier on charges that he deserted his post in Afghanistan. Among the... more »

U.S. Snags Basketball, Boxing, Wrestling Golds on Olympics’ Final Day

ARNIE STAPLETON at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Rio Olympics Basketba_perr (1)__1471864380_71.164.139.145] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Brazilians closed out the Rio Games in style Sunday. So did the U.S. men’s basketball team. Kevin Durant scored 30 points and helped the Americans rout Serbia 96-66 for their third straight gold medal.... more »

"You Cannot Kill Me Here!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"You cannot kill me here. Bring your soldiers, your death, your disease, your collapsed economy because it doesn't matter, I have nothing left to lose and you cannot kill me here. Bring the tears of orphans and the wails of a mother's loss, bring your Jesus on a cross, bring your hate and bitterness and long working hours, bring your empty wallets and love long since gone but you cannot kill me here. Bring your sneers, your snide remarks and friendships never felt, your letters never sent, your kisses never kissed, cigarettes smoked to the bone and cancer killing fears but you cann... more »

Iran Shows-Off Its New Missile Defence System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Tasnim News Agency *AFP*: *Iran releases images of new missile defence system* Tehran (AFP) - Iran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defence system on Sunday, a project started when the country was under international sanctions. Images on multiple state news agencies showed President Hassan Rouhani and Minister of Defence Hossein Dehghan standing in front of the new Bavar 373 missile defence system. The system was designed to intercept cruise missiles, drones, combat aircraft and ballistic missiles, according to earlier statements by Dehghan. The ... more »

Thousands Turn Out to Honor Slain New Mexico Police Officer

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: New Mexico Officer Ki_perr__1471863438_71.164.139.145] LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop was remembered as a man who worked tirelessly to get a job in law enforcement, ultimately winning over the small village he... more »

South Korea, U.S. Start Drills Despite North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: South Korea Koreas Te_perr (1)__1471862806_71.164.139.145] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea and the United States began annual military drills Monday despite North Korea’s threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal. Such fiery rhetoric by Pyongyang is... more »

Early Monday AM: Kurdish Terrorist Militias Violate Truce in Hasakah, Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
*UPDATED: * *Not a surprise.* hattip to Charles FasolaAugust 21, 2016 at 6:59 PM https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/kurdish-forces-storm-government-districts-hasakah/?utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=push&utm_campaign=push+notifications&utm_content=English Just received an alert on the Hasaka situation. US/Israel supported kurds launched a large scale attack..... Confirmed all over the place- Attack appears to have taken place just after midnight- Syrian Time Early evening eastern standard time *DAMASCUS, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Syria's state news agency said that Kurdish forces violated... more »

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Denies He Told Hillary Clinton To Use Private Email

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L). File photo. © Hyungwon Kang / Reuters *People*:* Colin Powell Says Hillary Clinton's 'People Have Been Trying to Pin' Email Scandal on Him* Hillary Clinton's email scandal continues. On Friday, the New York Times reported that Clinton told FBI officials former Secretary of State Colin Powell had advised her to use a personal email account while she held the Secretary of State office herself. "Her people have been trying to pin it on me," Powell, 79, told PEOPLE Saturday night at... more »

Lord David Steel Nominated Paedophile Clement Freud To Be A Sir

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord David Steel, nominated paedophile TV broadcaster and Liberal MP, Clement Freud, for a knighthood in 1987, according to the Cabinet Office. Lord Steel also backed serial sex offender and child abuser, MP Cyril Smith, for a knighthood in 1988. Cyril Smith with David Steel Daily Mail reports: The disgraced MP and former TV and radio star became a Sir in 1987 and when he died in 2009 aged 84 Lord Steel paid tribute with a glowing obituary. The peer, who also backed another child abuser – Sir Cyril Smith – for a knighthood, called Freud ‘one of those r... more »

U.S. Sailor Took 6 Photos In A Classified Area Of A Nuclear Sub And Is Sentenced To One Year In Jail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *US Navy sailor sentenced to a year behind bars for taking photos of a nuclear submarine... despite his pleas his crime was no different to Hillary Clinton's email server controversy* * Former Navy sailor Kristian Saucier was sentenced to a year in prison * He admitted to taking six photos of classified areas in a nuclear submarine despite knowing it wasn't allowed * His lawyers argued that his crime was no worse than Hillary Clinton's using of a personal server to send classified info * Conservative bloggers and at least one former colleague are outraged A Navy sailo... more »

"It Seemed Pitiful..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"...the human race, like drops of water in that river, and they flowed on, each so close to the other and yet so far apart, a nameless flood, to the sea. When all things lasted so short a time and nothing mattered very much, it seemed pitiful that men, attaching an absurd importance to trivial objects, should make themselves and one another so unhappy." - W. Somerset Maugham *Graphic:* - http://www.indiatimes.com/

Bolivia Opens A New Military Academy To Counter U.S. Foreign Policies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*VICE News:* *Bolivia opens new military academy to combat US 'imperial oppression'* Bolivia's President Evo Morales has inaugurated a military academy he promised will help push back US imperialism in Latin America and the world. "While the empire's military schools teach how to dominate the world, this school will help us learn to free ourselves from imperial oppression," Morales told soldiers gathered at the school for the opening ceremony on Wednesday. "We'll be a school for the defense of the people, and not the empire." According to the Bolivian newspaper Página Siete, the ... more »

U.S. Army Cannot Balance Its Books. Trillions Missing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008. Wikipedia *Reuters*: *U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds* The United States Army’s finances are so jumbled it had to make trillions of dollars of improper accounting adjustments to create an illusion that its books are balanced. The Defense Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in one quarter alone in 2015, and $6.5 trillion for the year. Yet the Ar... more »

Free Downloads: Etienne de la Boite, “Against Tyranny”; "The Politics Of Obedience"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Against Tyranny”*, *Excerpt* by Etienne de la Boite, (1530-1563) “Yet liberty is such a great and pleasurable thing that once it is lost all evils come upon us one after the other, and even those good things that still remain after it lose all their taste and savour, corrupted as they are by servitude. Liberty is the one thing which men do not desire, for no other reason than this, it seems, that if they desired it, they would have it, as though they were refusing to make this wonderful acquisition simply because it is so easily attained. Pitiful, miserable, disordered peoples, n... more »

Free Download: Etienne de la Boite, “Against Tyranny”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Against Tyranny”*, *Excerpt* by Etienne de la Boite, (1530-1563) “Yet liberty is such a great and pleasurable thing that once it is lost all evils come upon us one after the other, and even those good things that still remain after it lose all their taste and savour, corrupted as they are by servitude. Liberty is the one thing which men do not desire, for no other reason than this, it seems, that if they desired it, they would have it, as though they were refusing to make this wonderful acquisition simply because it is so easily attained. Pitiful, miserable, disordered peoples, n... more »

The Economy: “A Warning? Why Did Donald Trump Just Do This? Gerald Celente Weighs In”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“A Warning? Why Did Donald Trump Just Do This? * *Gerald Celente Weighs In”* by Lisa Haven Recently Donald Trump told Fox Business that he had cashed out of the stock market, and that he foresees “very scary scenarios” ahead for investors. Could this signal some type of coming castatrophe for our economy? Or is there more to it than that? Gerald Celente joins Gary Franchi’s Next News Network to explain these “scary scenarios.” The world’s leading investors have been warning that we are on our way to one of the largest market crashes in history. The sad truth is, most people are i...more »

China Is Developing Their Own Version Of A Cruise Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Marine corps vehicles carrying ship-to-air missiles drive past the Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing © Damir Sagolj / Reuters *National Interest:* *Is China Getting Ready to Build Its Own Lethal Tomahawk Cruise Missiles?* While the Russian Kalibr cruise missile continues to capture the spotlight in Syria, on the other side of the globe, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is also developing advanced long-range precision strike weapons. Indeed, Chinese designers are hoping to develop a family of modular ... more »

Assange Assassination Fears Sparked By Embassy Intruder

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
An intruder climbed the wall of the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Julian Assange has asylum, sparking fears the WikiLeaks founder was the subject of a failed assassination plot. WikiLeaks tweeted about the incident on Sunday, providing a Google maps link showing the wall of the embassy in Knightsbridge, London. Twitter users were quick to point out the wall is “hardly a trivial wall to scale,” while the majority of responses speculated it may have been an assassination attempt Male intruder at 2.47am climbed this wall of the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Assange has asylum...more »

Germany On The Brink: Government Urges Citizens To Stockpile Up

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
The people of Germany have been instructed to stockpile food, water and cash, reinforce their houses and learn to defend themselves from attack as their government warns of “existence-threatening developments in the future.” Governmental institutions have been ordered to invest in “back-up plans and systems” to insure their functionality, with reference made to “bunker structures to maintain order during battles or emergencies.” Germany is on high terror alert following another round of bloody attacks that have shocked the country leading Germany to urge citizens to stockpile resour... more »

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Used DNC To ‘Crush’ Anti-Hillary Opposition

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Former chairman of the DNC Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been exposed as using resources available to her at the DNC to ‘crush’ anti-Hillary opposition within the party. According to an interview with Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash of WBAI’s “Building Bridges” radio show, Tim Canova, a law professor, explains why he filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Wasserman Schultz over information found in DNC emails made public by WikiLeaks and says Depression-era types of public investment would bring general prosperity to Americans. “We’ve had this complaint go... more »

“As Predicted, Obamacare Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Class”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“As Predicted, Obamacare Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Class”* By Michael Snyder "The critics of Obamacare have been proven right. The Obama administration promised that health insurance premiums would go down. Instead, they have absolutely skyrocketed. The Obama administration promised that Obamacare would not kill jobs. Instead, firms are hiring fewer workers because of suffocating health care costs. As you will see below, even the Federal Reserve is admitting this. The Obama administration also promised that the big health insurance companies would love the new Obamacare plan...more »

China Tells Japan That There Is A 'Red Line' On The South China Sea Dispute

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Warships of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force(Photo: JMSDF) *Forbes*:* China Sets A "Red Line" For Japan In South China Sea* China is prepared to do whatever it takes to write its own navigation rules in South China Sea, including the setting of “red lines” for neighborhood countries. Back in June, for instance, China warned Japan “not send Self-Defense Forces to join U.S. operations that test the freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea,” according to a Japan Times editorial. Japan seems to be defiant of China’s warning. “The Japanese government has no plans to j... more »

Gaza Militant Rocket Attack Hits Israel, Israel Responds With Air And Artillery Strikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Gaza militant rocket hits Israel, Israel responds with air strikes, shells* Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket that landed in the Israeli border town of Sderot on Sunday and Israeli aircraft and tanks responded by shelling the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, the army and police said. The rocket caused no injuries or damage in Sderot, where it landed in a residential area, police said. An Israeli shell during an initial retaliation damaged a Beit Hanoun water tower and there were no casualties, local residents said. Multiple air strikes later in the e... more »

Trump Surges Ahead Of Clinton In The Polls Amid Media Blackout

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Donald Trump has overtaken his political rival Hillary Clinton in a major new poll out this weekend, as mainstream media outlets have refused to publish the results to the public. Amid a widespread media blackout, the Republican candidate is back in the lead, following a major shake-up in his campaign’s team. Sputniknews.com reports: Following a major shake-up in his campaign’s leadership with the hiring of seasoned political operative Kellyanne Conway to manage the effort and controversial Brietbart CEO Steve Bannon to consult on messaging, Donald Trump has seen a meteoric rise in ... more »

Hillary Uses Private Jet To Fly 20 Miles To Rothschild Fundraiser

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Hillary Clinton used her private jet to travel just 20 miles to attend a Rothschild fundraiser on Sunday, drawing criticism from environmentalists who say the presidential candidate has double standards when it comes to global warming issues. Zerohedge.com reports: The event is open to all…well anyone who can afford the $100,000 per person price tag. Hopefully this is a sign that the whole global warming thing has been solved and we can all rest comfortably at night knowing that we’re safe from sudden, violent attacks at the hands of ManBearPig. Democratic presidential candidate ... more »

NATO Nukes in Romania: Rumor Mill Vs. Reality

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*August 22, 2016* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Unconfirmed reports regarding the US moving nuclear weapons it reportedly maintains at Incirlik Airbase, Turkey to Romania (a NATO member since 2004) made the rounds last week. It is just one of many stories surrounding the apparent fallout between the United States and its stalwart ally and fellow NATO member, Turkey. Following a failed coup in July, Turkey has accused the US openly of orchestrating the attempted overthrow of the government. Despite this, US forces continue operating from Turkish territory, and according to official reports... more »

Obama Returns From Vacation After Louisiana Floods

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
President Barack Obama returned from his vacation on Sunday, just as the floods in Louisiana have shown signs of subsiding. Whilst Obama spent time playing golf over the last few days, the Louisiana floods killed 13 people and damaged around 60,000 homes, causing 102,000 people become temporarily homeless. Ap.org reports: Obama will be at the White House for about a day before hitting the road again Tuesday to survey damage from heavy flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands more. The president had resisted pressure from Louisianans a... more »

Israel Threaten Europe With Annihilation Over Boycott Movement

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A new video released by a pro-Israel public relations group warns Europeans that their continent will be obliterated if they refuse to stop the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The video was posted to Facebook by Hallelu, a PR company dedicated to improving the international image of Israel, and has amassed over fives thousand views already. Alternet.org reports: Hallelu contracted the services of an Israeli public relations agency called 101 Videos. Above: A scene from the recently removed Hallelu video shows an Israeli rock-creature protecting “Europe” from an ISI... more »

Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility For Sunday's Double Suicide Bombing Attacks That Left 23 Dead

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Al-Shabab claims twin suicide bombings in Somalia* Local government headquarters and emergency responders targeted in Galkayo, leaving at least 20 people dead. At least 20 people have been killed and several others wounded in twin suicide blasts in the central Somali town of Galkayo, according to a Somali health official. The first vehicle explosion on Sunday targeted the local government headquarters; the second targeted emergency services at the scene of the first blast. "There were two huge bombs. The first one was a truck bomb, followed a minute or so [later] ... more »

Iraq Hangs 36 Suspected Islamic State Militants For Camp Speicher Massacre That Killed 1,700 Iraqi Soldiers In 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Voice of America:* *Iraq Executes 36 Men Convicted in Islamic State Massacre* Iraqi officials say the country has executed 36 men convicted of taking part in the Islamic State group's massacre of hundreds of soldiers in 2014. Governor Yahya al-Nasiri says the men were hanged at the Nasiriyah prison in southern Iraq on Sunday. A Justice Ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters, confirmed the executions. IS captured an estimated 1,700 soldiers from the nearby Speicher military base when it overran the northern city of ... more »

Child Suicide Bomber Blamed For A Terrorist Attack That Killed 51 In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Turkey: Suicide bomber kills more than 50 at wedding* Turkey's Erdogan blames ISIL for attack in the Gaziantep province that has left at least 51 killed and scores wounded. More than 50 people have been killed and scores more wounded in a suicide attack at a wedding ceremony in Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep, near the Syria border. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that "Daesh is the likely perpetrator of the attack", using the Arabic name for ISIL, also known as ISIS. The suicide bomber who attacked the wedding party was a child be... more »

New US Commander Of American Troops In Iraq And Syria Warns Russia And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*CNN*: *Top US commander warns Russia, Syria* (CNN)In the most direct public warning to Moscow and Damascus to date, the new US commander of American troops in Iraq and Syria is vowing to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if regime warplanes and artillery again attack in areas where troops are located. "We've informed the Russians where we're at ... (they) tell us they've informed the Syrians, and I'd just say that we will defend ourselves if we feel threatened," Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend told CNN in a telephone interview Saturday from his Baghdad headquarters....more »

Daesh invaded Prague's Old Town Square

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
*48 years after the Soviet-led invasion, it was thankfully just a prank* South Bohemian Entomologist Assoc Prof Martin Konvička, the boss of the defunct Bloc Against Islam and the current leader of the Initiative of Martin Konvička, was the caliph and the main star of a happening that his IMK organized on the 48th anniversary of the August 21st, 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion into Czechoslovakia. Some observers, like myself, consider the event a bit infantile but entertaining, many others reacted rather hysterically. The event was okayed by the Prague city hall and coordinated with the... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #202 Memories of being captured and tortured in Atlantis II,Identification of the the tall red headed man

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 23 hours ago
*Terran Note:* This particular Atlantis 2 memory was not the same one I failed to connect to in a prior post, which was the collapse of Atlantis. This memory appears, with the data I have now, to be my attempt to capture a data crystal to forestall the collapse of Atlantis 2. I was apprehended by soldiers and taken to an off-site interrogation center via a portal. I do not know where the interrogation center was. The odd thing was the similarity of their uniforms to that of the German Third Reich, but instead of black leather it appeared to be a polymer like stuff the something... more »

“Hillary: Making Government Great Again”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Hillary: Making Government Great Again”* by David Stockman “Hillary wants to use government to make government great again. In fact, Hillary wants to make Big Government even greater. But government doesn’t make anything great, not even itself. It is a necessary evil that always and everywhere is driven toward self-aggrandizement and mission creep by the politicians and special-interest lobbies that control its operations. What government actually does is thwart the capacity of the people to pursue their own vision of greatness by encumbering their economic lives with burdensome ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Whenever we take the focus off ourselves and move it outward, we benefit. Life's most fortunate ironies are that what's best for the long run is best now, and selflessness serves our interests far better than selfishness. The wider our circle of considerations, the more stable we make the world— and the better the prospects for human experience and for all we might wish. The core message of each successive widening: we are one. The geometry of the human voyage is not linear; it's those ripples whose circles expand to encompass self, other, community, Life, and time." - Carl Safina

Syrian War News Updates -- August 21 - 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Civilian deaths mount after Syrian regime loses ground* Aleppo faces intensified aerial bombardment after Syrian regime and loyalists lose strategic ground, activists say. More than 500 Syrian civilians have been killed in a single week, mostly in government and Russian air raids and shelling, across several cities in the war-torn country. Casualty figures released on Saturday by the Local Coordination Committees (LCC), a grassroots network of activists in Syria, recorded 508 civilians killed between August 13 and August 19, including 96 children and 73 women. Most... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A look back at 16 days of crazy Olympic moments captured by AP photographers https://t.co/Yg2mTmeOKl pic.twitter.com/lO7tKetdmK — AP Sports (@AP_Sports) August 22, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Closing ceremonies at the RIO Olympics. USA Today *WNU Editor*: For more .... *One great photo from each day at the Rio Olympics* (USA Today).

When Is A Series Of Desperate And Bold-Faced Lies "A Pivot?"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
You know how Señor Trumpanzee has been running around trying to trick people into thinking he's been reborn as a friend of African-Americans? No more Mr. Racist. He thinks he can try the same stunt with Hispanics too. Friday he had a meeting with the newly formed Trumpanzee Hispanic Advisory Council and told them he's open to hearing ways of dealing with the 10 million-plus Latinos in the U.S. without documents in a way that doesn't necessarily involve breaking down their doors and shipping them back to their countries of origin. That might not go over well with Trump's hardcore f... more »

The Rio Olympics Have Ended

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC:* *Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo* The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo. The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil's arts and was held in a wet Maracana. Among the highlights were Tokyo's impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade. "These were a marvellous Olympics, in a marvellous city," said International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach. "Over the last 16 days a united Brazil inspired the world, *Rea... more »

Smells Like Neoliberal Teen Spirit

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton is so out of touch, she thinks that she can woo a lost generation of debt-crushed Bernie Sanders supporters through the glossy perfumed pages of *Teen Vogue* (part of the high-fashion publishing empire of her friend, Anna Wintour.) Either she's really that clueless, or she's cynical enough to gleefully rub their noses in her elitism. She probably neither wants nor needs the Bernie vote, as evidenced by her recent marathon of buck-raking from Wall Street to Hollywood to Silicon Valley and on to the Republicans and Neocons and war profiteers of the military-industria... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 1 day ago
*“If confirmed by further experiments, this discovery of a possible fifth force would completely change our understanding of the universe,” says UCI professor of physics & astronomy Jonathan Feng, including what holds together galaxies such as this spiral one, called NGC 6814. Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt.* *You can well imagine my excitement when I recently learned that scientific research theoretically confirmed through experiments that a Fifth natural force of the universe does exist and that it could well be the manifestation of... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Velvet Morning” ("Void of the Stellar Winds")

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Velvet Morning” ("Void of the Stellar Winds") - http://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Bright spiral galaxy NGC 3169 appears to be unraveling in this cosmic scene, played out some 70 million light-years away just below bright star Regulus toward the faint constellation Sextans. Its beautiful spiral arms are distorted into sweeping tidal tails as NGC 3169 (left) and neighboring NGC 3166 interact gravitationally, a common fate even for bright galaxies in the local universe. In fact, drawn out stellar arcs and plumes, indications of gravitational interactions, seem rampant in the deep and colorful galaxy group photo. *Click image for larger size.* The picture spans 20 ar... more »

Chet Raymo, “To Love The Darkness”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“To Love The Darkness”* by Chet Raymo "You darkness, that I come from, I love you more than all the fires that fence in the world, for the fire makes a circle of light for everyone, and then no one outside learns of you. But the darkness pulls in everything: shapes and fires, animals and myself, how easily it gathers them! - powers and people - and it is possible a great energy is moving near me. I have faith in nights." "I have long pondered these verses by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke (here translated by Robert Bly). I think I first ... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, "The Opening of Eyes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Opening of Eyes"* "That day I saw beneath dark clouds The passing light over the water, And I heard the voice of the world speak out. I knew then as I have before, Life is no passing memory of what has been, Nor the remaining pages of a great book Waiting to be read. It is the opening of eyes long closed. It is the vision of far off things, Seen for the silence they hold. It is the heart after years of secret conversing Speaking out loud in the clear air. It is Moses in the desert fallen to his knees Before the lit bush. It is the man throwing away his shoes As if to enter heaven ... more »

"Mystery of the 'Golden Ratio' Explained"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Mystery of the 'Golden Ratio' Explained"* by Richard Merritt "DURHAM, N.C. - The Egyptians supposedly used it to guide the construction the Pyramids. The architecture of ancient Athens is thought to have been based on it. Fictional Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon tried to unravel its mysteries in the novel "The Da Vinci Code." "It" is the golden ratio, a geometric proportion that has been theorized to be the most aesthetically pleasing to the eye and has been the root of countless mysteries over the centuries. Now, a Duke University engineer has found it to be a compelling spr... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Talca, Maule, Chile. Thanks for stopping by!

Midday Musical Interlude: 2002, “Return to Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Return to Freedom” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYVHVHniU80

Poll: Donations

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
This blog's been here over 8 years with no ads, banners, popups or donation buttons. Due to pending changes in circumstances beyond my control I'm considering placing a Donation button here, reluctantly. Very simply, would you donate to keep things going as they are? I'm open of course to other fund raising ideas. Unlike the government I can't deficit spend, a situation many of you are also too familiar with, and really regret even considering this option, but have little choice. *Clarification: *This has nothing to do with the cost of Blogger, which of course is free. It has to do... more »

“The First Moments of the Day: Conscious Creation”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The First Moments of the Day: Conscious Creation”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Each morning when we awake, we have an opportunity to create our day with what inspires us the most. The moment during the day when we very first open our eyes and come into consciousness is a precious opportunity. It sets the tone for all that comes after it, like the opening scene in a film or novel. At this moment, our ability to create the day is at its most powerful, and we can offer ourselves fully to the creative process by filling this moment with whatever inspires us most. It may be that we... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

“Greatest Central Banker in History”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Greatest Central Banker in History”* by Bill Bonner "Typical for August, the markets are going nowhere and doing nothing. Sometimes, though, there will be a foreshadowing of a major plunge in the summer. A dip…a sudden softness…an advance notice- hold that date!- of something bigger, coming in the fall. But so far…nothing. US stocks are near all-time highs. *An important anniversary: *Going by the Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller’s favorite valuation measure, the CAPE ratio (which looks at stock prices relative to 10 years of earnings) only in 1929, 1999, and 2007 has the S&P 5... more »

"Behold My Work..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Nature is pitiless; she never withdraws her flowers, her music, her fragrance and her sunlight, from before human cruelty or suffering. She overwhelms man by the contrast between divine beauty and social hideousness. She spares him nothing of her loveliness, neither wing or butterfly, nor song of bird; in the midst of murder, vengeance, barbarism, he must feel himself watched by holy things; he cannot escape the immense reproach of universal nature and the implacable serenity of the sky. The deformity of human laws is forced to exhibit itself naked amidst the dazzling rays of eter... more »

“Aetna, Obamacare and Health Insurers’ 10 Dirty Secrets”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Aetna, Obamacare and Health Insurers’ 10 Dirty Secrets”* by Brett Arends "Whom do U.S. health insurers think they’re kidding? The answer, of course, is: everybody. Industry giant Aetna AET, -0.79% just said it is dropping most of its Obamacare plans. That follows similar moves by rivals. It’s dealt a serious blow to the Affordable Care Act and its goal of universal health care in America. Conservatives I know say they are celebrating- somewhat prematurely- “the death of Obamacare.” Aetna cited losses on the plans as its reason. News reports since then say there’s another factor ... more »

"That's What's Important...”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I want you to always hold your head up and follow your dreams wherever they take you. Don't you ever listen to the people out to hurt you or make you cry. Listen to your heart and be better than them. No one gets ahead by hurting others. The only real peace anyone will ever have is the one that comes from within. Live your life on your own terms and make it a happy life. Always. That's what's important.” - Sherrilyn Kenyon

SEAL Forfeits All $6.6 Million in Profits From Bin Laden Raid Book to Gov’t

Lolita C. Baldor at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: The cover of No Easy Day next to author Matt Bissonnette, who wrote the book under the pseudonym Mark Owen.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about his role in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden will pay the government more than $6.6 million for violating non-disclosure agreements and publishing without getting the document... more »

New Trump Campaign Manager: ‘To Be Determined’ on Whether Trump Will Relax Immigration Deportation Policy

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after delivering an economic policy speech to the Detroit Economic Club, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)] On Monday Donald Trump told Fox and Friends that he is working with Hispanic leaders to address illegal immigration. He said: “It has to be very firm, but we want to come up with something fair.” The Republican presidential candidate... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 21: Funniest Misinterpretation of a Rule in My Group

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
I've got nothing. I guess that means we're all perfect in my current group. Honorable mention would have to be our epic attempts at understanding just what the hell speed factor was. We had incidents of daggers striking a gazillion times when facing two-handed swords due to one attempted ruling. It wasn't until the 2000's when I finally understood what it was used for in AD&D 1st edition. That said I think AD&D 2nd edition had a great rule for that, where speed factor was added to initiative (where low rolls were preferable).

What we mean by "Let the market handle it"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*[image: tools]* *Guest post by Don Boudreaux* On this excellent *EconLog *post by Alberto Mingardi, a fellow called “Phil” comments: *In his book ‘Economics Rules,’ Dani Rodrik says “The hedgehog’s take on a problem can always be predicted: the solution lies in freer markets … Foxes … sometimes … recommend more markets, sometimes more government.” It’s better to be a fox than a hedgehog, according to him.* (I add that “Phil” does not seem to endorse Rodrik’s point.) I’ve not read this Rodrik book, but I’m familiar with the argument. The argument is quite common. It’s also ... more »

Untangling the Syrian War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Western media are working overtime to confuse public opinion and suppress efforts by some to deconstruct the entire Syrian mess. Social media, and even some 'peace movement list serves, are loaded with agents of the imperial war project that slam those who try to take a fair look at this issue. (It is my experience that Pentagon operatives and some elements within the right-wing of the Democratic Party are behind these attacks.) It has been obvious to me for a long time that the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel and Turkey have been the predominant funders, supporters and weapons s... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Florida Didn't Take Part In The Original American Revolution, But Florida Democrats Can Revive It August 30

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
9 days from today, Tuesday, August 30, Florida will be holding it's primary. There are crucial races up and down the state, including the contest between progressive icon Alan Grayson and worthless puppet Patrick Murphy for the Senate nomination to face Rubio in November. On the congressional level, there is no race that has garnered as much national attention as the one in southern Broward County and Miami Beach-- FL-23, Tim Canova's challenge to the odious and deceitful Debbie Wasserman Schultz. A brand new poll by the fanatically and embarrassingly pro-Wasserman Schultz *Sun S... more »

Friends don’t let friends listen to Stefan Molyneux

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: 13962511_858290450938395_5615636067149177085_n] One of the least attractive phenomena in more than a decade of unattractive things is the re-emergence into what passes for polite society of eugenics and explicit white supremacy. Even in places and from people I once thought I knew. (If you’re wondering, then I probably do mean you.) Trump is partly to blame. “B*y *launching his campaign on a ‘Mexican immigrants are rapists’’ platform,” Donald Trump flushed these things back up from the sewers and made them safe to talk about again. Turns out that dressing up economic pr... more »

Listen: Standing Rock Resistance Radio Launches

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Photo Kyaktavists and Canoes on the River by John Heminger Aug.20, 2016 Resistance Radio is live in camp on 87.9 FM. The online link is not yet available due to failed cell service. We will post the link as soon as more equipment arrives. Listen to Govinda's interview with Waniya Locke below By Brenda Norrell Censored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Standing Rock Resistance Radio

Standing Rock Spirit Camp: Listen to Voices of Youths

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

The world’s most powerful central bank has its own Facebook page, and it’s hilarious

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Zero Hedge reports: *The US Federal Reserve may have gotten everything wrong, as recent “research” by **John Williams confirmed earlier this week**, but when it comes to what’s important the Fed is right on top of things. Things like starting its own Facebook page.”* It’s fair to say the comments received so far have not been *entirely* positive: [image: Fed3] [image: Fed1] [image: Fed2] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Egyptian Magick

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago

13 Wounded In Early Morning Shooting at Connecticut House Party

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: gun - 900] BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A shooting at a crowded house party early Sunday left 13 people wounded, and police in Connecticut are investigating what they say is an unusual outburst of violence in the state’s largest city. Bridgeport police believe... more »

Austrian Police Unable To Stop Woman Who Has Scratched 1000 Cars

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Austrian police say that a woman who has scratched around 1,000 cars cannot be stopped for technical reasons. The 35-year-old woman who suffers from mental health problems has been scratching people’s cars for six years, and continues to do so, with new victims coming forward all the time. Police say that they are powerless to take any action after a court ruled that she cannot be held accountable for her actions. ‘As long as the legal situation stays as it is, our hands are unfortunately tied,’ says Styria’s police commander. The Local reports: They say, however, that there is not m... more »

Darwinism : A Metaphysical Research Programme

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
"*Darwinism is not a testable scientific theory, **but a metaphysical research programme.* *Statements or systems of statements in order to be ranked as scientific must be capable of conflicting with possible or conceivable observations."* *"Since we should call empirical or scientific only such theories as can be empirically tested, we may conclude that it is the possibility of an empirical refutation which distinguishes empirical and scientific theories... Those which are non-testable are of no interest to empirical scientists. * *They may be described as metaphysical."* K... more »

Paying The Price For Supporting Assad, And ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "Ex-CIA Director Who Endorsed Clinton Calls for Killing Iranians and Russians in Syria" By Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept, August 9, 2016: * "What they need is to have the Russians and Iranians pay a little price. When we were in Iraq, the Iranians were giving weapons to the Shia militia, who were killing American soldiers, right? *The Iranians were making us pay a price. We need to make the Iranians pay a price in Syria. We need to make the Russians pay a price.*" - Former CIA Director Michael Morell. As much some people hate to admit it, the former CIA director m... more »

Pres. Duterte and UNexit

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
President Duterte was on global news again yesterday, wow. And again, for the wrong reason. *UNexit. What a parochial, onion-skinned mind.* *"I do not want to insult you. But maybe we'll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations," he said.* *"If you are that rude, we might just as well leave," he said.* *"So take us out of your organisation. You have done nothing. Where were you here the last time? Never. Except to criticise," he said.* *Mr Duterte said the UN should refund its contribution "so we can go out".* *Mr Duterte said the UN had been unable to combat hunger a... more »

This Church Is A Haven For Louisiana Flood Victims

[image: Deep South Flooding_perr__1471267674_71.164.139.145] WALKER, La. (AP) -- Outside the small town of Walker, Louisiana, a rural Baptist church has become an oasis for flood victims. As waters rose amid torrential rains earlier this month, National Guard rescue crews dropped people off at South... more »

NASA Makes Public All Scientific Publications

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NASA has opened an online portal, making all the scientific research it funds freely available to all. America’s space agency has just launched a new web portal that hosts a treasure trove of scientific publications and digital data, with free online access to the public. Science Alert reports: The free online archive comes in response to a new NASA policy, which requires that any NASA-funded research articles in peer-reviewed journals be publicly accessible within one year of publication. “At NASA, we are celebrating this opportunity to extend access to our extensive portfolio of s... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Fracturing common sense* *Colorado extremists want to ban fracking, oil, gas, jobs, revenues, property rights* Paul Driessen Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has given the USA and world centuries of new petroleum supplies, lowered energy prices for manufacturers, motorists and consumers, and altered geopolitics for the Middle East, Russia and Venezuela. New natural gas supplies provide low-cost petrochemical feed stocks, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by fueling electrical generating plants – which you’d think would be good news for climate alarmists... more »

They sure do find one another: A sidenote on The Donald's new campaign chief

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Steve Bannon: finding the right man for the job* *by Ken* Howie has already gone pretty thoroughly over the latest monstrous life form to be given command of the good ship Trump campaign, Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon ("The Pivot Has Come -- But, Predictably, In The Wrong Direction" -- to sail the ship triumphantly to the finish line in November, or do lay the groundwork for a right-wing media empire to rival Foxs?) Still, I couldn't resist Kerry Eleveld's Thursday DailyKos post "Former staff of Trump's new campaign chief call him 'one of the worst people on God's gr... more »

Freestanding Emergency Rooms: Needed Or Unneeded But Profitable?

DAVID WARREN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Woman holding her newborn baby at hospital] DALLAS (AP) -- Freestanding emergency centers have sprouted in recent years across the suburban landscape, taking root in affluent neighborhoods and directly challenging nearby medical clinics and hospitals. Five years ago there were a couple dozen stand-alone emergency centers in... more »

Giant UFOs Are ‘Proliferating’ in Saturn’s Rings Says NASA Scientist

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A distinguished mechanical engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center has claimed that giant UFO’s in our solar system are “proliferating” faster than ever. According to Dr. Norman Bergrun, extraterrestrial life exists within the earth’s solar system and the alien spaceships that were first spotted in Saturn’s rings are “proliferating” to other planets including Uranus and Jupiter that also have rings. Sputnik news reports: The scientists argues that the some of the footage near the rings shows “exhaust” emanating from alien aircraft and he warned that things are getting “critical” in ... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday once again.. The so called "dog days" of summer in these parts of central Canada... And once again here is my weekly rant.... The temperatures here in these parts of Canada have started to "moderate" and we are heading towards cooler weather.... Yes, I did read the "Farmer's Almanac" and their predictions for this coming winter here in this part of the northern hemisphere, and I agree with them that we are going to get a very bitter and cold winter..... The upcoming cold winter is due to the solar cycle that our star, Sol, is presently under, and with th... more »

Kim Davis Just Officially Won Her Final Court Case

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Kim Davis - 900] Editor’s note: For the background on this story, see Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Just Won Her Marriage Fight. A federal judge has dismissed all lawsuits against Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay... more »

Italy Seeks Symbolic Relaunch of European Union as Brexit, Terrorist Attacks and Tepid Economy Rock Continent

NICOLE WINFIELD at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: European Union flags in front of the Berlaymont building (European commission) in Brussels, Belgium.] ROME (AP) -- Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has invited his German and French counterparts to pay their respects at the tomb of one of the founding fathers of European unity in a symbolic bid to relaunch the European project after... more »

51 Dead in Turkey as Child Suicide Bomber Attacks Wedding Party, 70 Wounded

Cinar Kiper at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Turkey Military Coup_perr__1468667716_71.164.139.145] ISTANBUL (AP) -- A child suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and wounded nearly 70 others at a Kurdish wedding party near Turkey’s border with Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, decrying the attack as an attempt by... more »

Left Out of Federal Labor Law, Domestic Workers Now Getting a ‘Bill of Rights’ from the States

SOPHIA TAREEN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Houses - 900] CHICAGO (AP) -- Left out of federal labor law written decades ago, nannies, housekeepers and private caregivers are gaining legal protections in a growing number of states, with Illinois becoming the latest to establish a domestic workers’ “bill of rights.”... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*Let teenagers train to be teachers on the job as soon as they leave school, say heads: Proposals to let 18-year-olds be apprentices in the classroom* *This is back to the future. Teaching skills were normally acquired in this way in C19* Heads are to lobby the government to allow teenagers to train as teachers on the job as soon as they leave school. The Teaching Schools Council wants the first teaching apprenticeship scheme for 18-year-olds, which would see them go straight into the classroom. Currently, all teachers must either have a general degree or a specific teaching qu... more »

...And Sometimes CNN Gets it Just Right

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
It looks something out of *The Onion* but that's because it's as if *The Onion* is scripting the Donald Trump campaign. This screengrab was taken from a Youtube video of a CNN panel that went berzerk when the Trump apologists opened their mouths to claim Donald Trump was a Civil Rights champion because he allowed blacks and Jews into one of his country clubs. Yes, they actually think that qualifies as civil rights activism. Forget that Malcolm X and Dr. King lost their very lives to that end or that Rep. John Lewis had his skull bashed in in the good name of Civil Rights o... more »

Russia Bans John McCain NGO

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The International Republican Institute NGO headed by US Senator John McCain has been recognized as an undesirable organization by Russian prosecutors. They say the group is threat to the foundations of Russia’s constitutional order and state security and have banned the group’s operations in the country and forbidden any Russian organizations or citizens from cooperating with it. RT reports: “After studying the received files [describing the activities of the International Republican Institute], the Prosecutor General’s Office has made the decision to recognize it as an undesirable ... more »

Pentagon: Top US Commander warns Russia and Syria: We'll defend ourselves

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Following up on: Kurdish Terrorists Annex More Territory in Hasaka, Syria? Did the US Enforce a No-Fly Zone to Enable Annexation?* *CNN* In the most direct public warning to Moscow and Damascus to date, the new US commander of American troops in Iraq and Syria is vowing to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if regime warplanes and artillery again attack in areas where troops are located. *"We've informed the Russians where we're at ... (they) tell us they've informed the Syrians, and I'd just say that we will defend ourselves if we feel threatened," *Lt. Gen. ... more »

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