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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

23 August - Blogs I'm Following

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11:43pm MDT

"The Denial System..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
"In order to protect our emotional wounds, and because of our fear of being hurt, humans create something very sophisticated in the mind: a big denial system. In that denial system we become the perfect liars. We lie so perfectly that we lie to ourselves and we even believe our own lies. We don't notice we are lying, and sometimes even when we know we are lying, we justify the lie and excuse the lie to protect ourselves from the pain of our wounds. The denial system is like a wall of fog in front of our eyes that blinds us from seeing the truth. We wear a social mask because it's t... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
.@USArmy #militaryworkingdog handler, sits with her dog, Jaska, during K-9 hoist evacuation training. pic.twitter.com/huDM8gnze9 — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) August 24, 2016

North Korea Fires Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Into The East Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 43 minutes ago
*Reuters*:* North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan* A North Korean submarine fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) toward Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions. The missile was fired at around 5:30 a.m. (2030 GMT) from near the coastal city of Sinpo, where satellite imagery shows a submarine base is located, officials at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defence Ministry told Reuters. The projectile... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 43 minutes ago
*Night-Vision Look* Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Login Loftis fires an M240 medium machine gun as Lance Cpl. Krikland Harrington looks through a night-vision device during Integrated Training Exercise 5-16 at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Valero

Twenty Years Ago Osama Bin Laden Declared War Against The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 43 minutes ago
Osama Bin Laden *Dominic Tierney, The Atlantic:* *The Twenty Years’ War* *Two decades ago, Osama bin Laden officially launched al-Qaeda’s struggle against the United States. Neither side has won.* Exactly two decades ago, on August 23, 1996, Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States. At the time, few people paid much attention. But it was the start of what’s now the Twenty Years’ War between the United States and al-Qaeda—a conflict that both sides have ultimately lost. During the 1980s, bin Laden fought alongside the mujahideen in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union. Aft... more »

Hypocrisy on Presidential Golf is Out of Bounds

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Presidential Golfing - 900] One of the most exhausting things about politics is a mindset that says “scandal for thee, but not for me.” Consider the perennial (alleged) scandal of presidential golf. When George W. Bush was commander in chief, he played a lot... more »

Right-Of-Center Labour Party Careerists In The U.K. Are Every Bit As Sleazy As Wasserman Schultz And Steve Israel Here

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Jeremy Corbyn rushed to hospital with multiple stab wounds in back* We've been writing for some time now about how the Democratic Party establishment sees "party unity" as a one way street. When someone from the corrupt-conservative wing of the party wins a primary-- or steals a win-- progressives *must* jump on board and back her (or him). But when progressives win primaries-- as, for example, Mary Ellen Balchunis (PA-07), Tom Wakely (TX-21), Mary Hoeft (WI-07) all did-- the establishment abandons them or even works to crush them and aid the Republicans. [image: Goal Thermometer]... more »

Leaving High Taxes and Big Government Behind

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 2 hours ago
This post is based on some very useful references provided in a comment to my prior post on the Cato Institute evaluation of the freedom in the 50 States 2016. Between 1992 and 2014, the IRS tracked the migration of people and their AGI on their tax forms. The net results of these migrations are indicated in this map where red is a loss of income due to net migration and green is an income gain. It is interesting to note that of the 8 least free states by the 2016 report of Cato Institute on Freedom in the 50 States of my last post, the following 7 states are either red or light ... more »

Musical Interlude: Two Steps from Hell, “Downstream”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
◆ Two Steps from Hell, “Downstream” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Lf2qtNTUc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Massive stars, abrasive winds, mountains of dust, and energetic light sculpt one of the largest and most picturesque regions of star formation in the Local Group of Galaxies. Known as N11, the region is visible on the upper right of many images of its home galaxy, the Milky Way neighbor known as the Large Magellanic Clouds (LMC). *Click image for larger size.* The above image was taken for scientific purposes by the Hubble Space Telescope and reprocessed for artistry by an amateur to win the Hubble's Hidden Treasures competition. Although the section imaged above is known as NGC 17...more »

"Humanity's Main Event, What a Show!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Humanity's Main Event, What a Show!"* by Eric Blair, Activist Post "Sometimes I meditate about sitting on the Moon watching events unfold on Earth. It seems to help me keep observational perspective on the big picture instead of getting caught up in the emotions of daily news. I imagine when I'm on the moon that there must be a great deal more beings from around the galaxy also watching the show on our planet. After all, it's the greatest show in the universe! Siqueiros, "The March of Humanity" *Click image for larger size.* It's the final episode for this season of the human expe... more »

Kahlil Gibran, “Children of Gods, Scions of Apes”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Children of Gods, Scions of Apes”* "All that you see was and is for your sake. The numerous books, uncanny markings, and beautiful thoughts are the ghosts of souls who preceded you. The speech they weave is a link between you and your human siblings. The consequences that cause sorrow and rapture are the seeds that the past has sown in the field of the soul, and by which the future shall profit. My Soul gave me good counsel, teaching me to love what the people abhor and to show good will toward the one they hate. It showed me that Love is a property not of the lover but of the be... more »

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Visits Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *With Biden visit, U.S. seeks balance with truculent Turkey* When U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Turkey in January, he struck a difficult balance between showing support for a NATO ally faced with multiple security threats while criticizing its record on free speech and dissent. Now, with relations between Washington and Ankara going through one of their testiest periods in recent memory, he may find it even tougher to get those dual messages across when he visits on Wednesday. Biden will be the most senior U.S. official to visit Turkey since the failed July 15 ... more »

Ghostbusters Actual Play: The Couch Potato

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
*Summary* In early August 1985 the Brooklyn Ghostbusters were nearing the official launch of their franchise. Doctor Mike Slade was down in Washington, DC, receiving mandatory EPA training for the proper and environmentally proper containment of ghosts. A possible office had been located in a vacant storefront in Kings Plaza. Physicist Billy Robertson and grunt/romance novel cover model "Chilli" had joined Ethan Sharp in the main office. They'd been nervous about opening a franchise so close to the main headquarters. but given they'd yet to actually see Venkman, Spengler, Stantz,... more »

Prices are stable?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
The idea of a general price level is as stupid as the idea that inflating credit and the money supply with it doesn’t create inflation, yet the ‘Consumer Price Index’ that measures this imaginary figure has achieved virtual Holy Writ status, and is written into laws, contracts, and payment plans. For Ludwig Von Mises, any decent analysis of this “inflation figure” would begin by “decomposing” the so-called macroenomic aggregates “into their micro-economic components by rigorously analysing the ‘transmission mechanism’ of a monetary injection.’” But this is precisely what mainst... more »

"We Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Lots of people are born into lives that feel like a journey in the very middle of a big ship on familiar seas; they sit comfortably, crossing their legs, they know when the sun will rise and when the moon will wane, they have plans that they follow, they have a map! But then there are those of us, a few, who are born into lives that feel like standing at the very top of the ship's stern; we have to stand up, hold on tight for dear life, we never know when the waves will rock and we never know where the sun will set or when the moon will wane! Nothing follows the laws of common natu... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Tijeras, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 23: Share a "Worst Luck" Story

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
*Ghostbusters *has a "ghost die". It is the predecessor to the West End Games *Star Wars RPG's *wild die. In *Ghostbusters *the ghost die is rolled as part of all tests. If your skill gives you five dice, four will be normal dice and one is a ghost die. On the ghost die the six is replaced by a ghost. If you roll it something unfortunate happens (and the roll counts as a zero). You still might succeed, but if you do something went wrong. Now the odds of something unfortunate happening being one in six is actually rather high, but since *Ghostbusters *is a humor game, it is approp... more »

FBI Investigating Reports That Russian Hackers Have Targeted The New York Times

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*CNN:* *FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others* (CNN)Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter. The intrusions, detected in recent months, are under investigation by the FBI and other US security agencies. Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of ... more »

Provoking Nuclear War by Media

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
By John Pilger The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague has quietly cleared the late Serbian president, Slobodan Milosevic, of war crimes committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, including the massacre at Srebrenica. Far from conspiring with... more »

Reports from the Imperial Project

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
- Great cartoon above - full of truth. The Washington-based 'liberators' are now setting up a 'no-fly zone' in northern Syria where US troops have been deployed - uninvited by the legitimate Syrian government. The US has 'warned' Syria and Russia (who was invited by Syrian government) that their planes had better stay away from the area or else. Of course this just happens to be the area where most of Syria's oil is located (surprise, surprise) and the US intends to break this region off and put it in the hands of more compliant forces who will allow... more »

America's Infrastructure Is A Shambles-- And It Will Get Much Worse As Long As Conservatives Worship The Concept Of Low Taxes For The Ultra-Wealthy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
This morning, I was speaking with one of the congressional candidates Blue America is most enthusiastic about this cycle, *Paul Clements* from southwest Michigan. He's running for the seat held by Energy Committee chairman Fred Upton (MI-06) and he told me that "the biggest holes in investment in America, if we were going to promote broad-based economic growth, are in infrastructure and education. Pot-holed roads, a failing electric grid, and collapsing bridges are just some of the more visible results from our long-term failure to keep up with infrastructure needs. But Congressm... more »

Is Donald Trump Helping Russia Consolidate Control Of Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Russian President Putin. TASS *Anna Nemtsova, Politico*: *Trump Is Already Helping Putin Consolidate Control of Ukraine* *The GOP candidate's pro-Russia comments have become must-see TV in both countries—and they’re demoralizing the Ukrainians.* MOSCOW—In living rooms and kitchens across Russia and Ukraine, the U.S. presidential election is as riveting to TV viewers as “Game of Thrones” is to their American counterparts. Every time Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump speak of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Crimea, Russian hackers or the Donbas (the disputed region of eastern Ukrai... more »

Oxford University Study: Donald Trump More Psychopathic Than Hitler

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump © Eric Thayer / Reuters *The Independent:* *How much of a psychopath is Donald Trump? Worse than Hitler, apparently* Saddam Hussein tops the list ahead of Henry VIII and Idi Amin Donald Trump has more psychopathic traits than Adolf Hitler, according to a a new study. Using a standard psychometric tool, Dr Kevin Dutton of Oxford University ranked both presidential candidates and a series of historical world figures. Trump scored 171, achieving two more points than Adolf Hitler, after experts gave their suggestions on how each ind... more »

Navajo Nation to Standing Rock 'Continue to Fight the Good Fight'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
PRESIDENT BEGAYE AND VICE PRESIDENT NEZ STAND IN SUPPORT OF STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE OPPOSING THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE AUGUST 23, 2016 WINDOW ROCK-Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez issued a letter today supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux have been fighting the

A little sense from Greens, a lot of nonsense from Little

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
I’m a little late in giving full credit here, and I doubt we’d agree on how it should or might be done, but for a politician Greens’s co-leaderene Metiria Turei shows more sense on this than many others in saying: *AUCKLAND HOUSE PRICES HAVE T0 DROP 50 PERCENT – GREENS* That would take them back to around 2009 levels. Hardly killing. And down to just five times median incomes instead of ten. Still not completely in the “affordable” bracket, but a good start. *"Auckland house prices should be deliberately reduced by up to 50 percent over a period of time to make the market affo... more »

An Interview with Christine Fair on Pakistan and its Army

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Related:* *Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War* *How Pakistan Blackmails Uncle Sam With Nukes* *C. Christine Fair On How Israel And Pakistan Are States That Share A Similar DNA* *Video Title: An Interview with Christine Fair on Pakistan and its Army. Source: School of Public Policy at Central European University. Date Published: April 7, 2015. Description:* C. Christine Fair (Assistant Professor at Georgetown University) talks to the School of Public Policy at CEU about the Pakistani Army's way of war. She argues that Pakistan is an "army with a country."

Washington Post, NYT Owned By Globalist Kingpins

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Video Title: Washington Post, NYT Owned By Globalist Kingpins. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: August 23, 2016.*

Listen: Mekasi Camp Horinek on Standing Rock Resistance Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Photo by Bold Nebraska Listen to Mekasi Camp Horinek, Ponca speaking to the Standing Rock Camp Recorded by Govinda, Standing Rock Resistance Radio Click arrow to listen: Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News CANNON BALL, N.D. -- In Standing Rock camp, Mekasi Camp Horinek, Ponca, speaks to the water protectors about how the water defense of the Missouri River began, when Dakota

The Beloved Orangutan is Being Wiped Out by Corporate Greed

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - Within 10 years orangutans will be completely extinct, warns international organization. The post The Beloved Orangutan is Being Wiped Out by Corporate Greed appeared first on Waking Times.

Blast from the Past: The first opening in the late 1970s

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
My son dragged down some boxes from upstairs yesterday and I spent some time sorting through them. I finally found some old newspaper clippings I've been looking for on China's first opening to Taiwan in 1981, which included the first trickle of visitors to China via Hong Kong in the late 1970s, and was built on regular smuggling operations that had been going on throughout the 1970s. I have another clipping on PVC smuggling which said that in 1980 (recalling from memory) so much PVC was smuggled from Taiwan it accounted for a year of Chinese demand. The investment surge of the 199... more »

Economic News , Data & Views....August 23 , 2016..... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News ; Bonds & Credit In Focus ; Stocks - US , Europe & Asia In Focus ; Oil News For Tuesday ; US Data - Richmond Fed , New Hoes Sales. 2. Turkey In Focus - Purge Updates , Gulen Items De Jour , Additional News Of Note. 3. Libya - Political Impasse Continues , Additional Items Of Interest. 4. Iraq - Syria Theatre , Political Developments. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 44s Yield chasing still occurring..... fred walton added, *Charlie Bilello, CMT* @MktOutperform Emerging Market High Yield Credit continues to improve, spreads at a 23-month low. $EMHY *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 29s 30 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted Charlie Bilello, CMT 3 month Libor still rising... fred walton added, *Charlie Bilello, CMT* @MktOutperform 3-month LIBOR at a new expansion high: 83 bps. $LIBOR *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 3m 3 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted Charlie B... more »

Evidence of cardiovascular benefits of LCHF diets, despite no change or increase in LDL, from drug trials

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 6 hours ago
A recent meta-analysis of low-carb diets and cardiovascular risk factors found, predictably, that low carb diets decrease triglycerides (TG), increase HDL, and - significantly, on average, but not consistently, and only by a small amount - elevate LDL. The authors argued that this was not evidence of cardiovascular safety. "Low-carbohydrate diets increase LDL-cholesterol, and thereby indicate increased risk of CVD." Other cardiologists disputed this (including Axel F. Sigurðsson of the Doc's Opinion blog), citing evidence that TG and HDL are better markers of cardiovascular health t... more »

20 Years Ago, Welfare Reform Was Signed Into Law. Here’s What We’ve Learned

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Clinton Signing Welfare Reform Bill - 900] Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton signed one of the most successful public policies into law: welfare reform. It was called the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act -- and its results were dramatic. Watch to learn more.

Sessions, Grassley Mobilize Against Pro-Criminal Immigrant Ruling

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)(R), speaks while flanked by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)(2nd-R), Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT)(2nd-L) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)(3rd-L), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)(2nd-L) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)(L), during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on April 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.The committee is hearing testimony on border security, economic opportunities and the Immigration Modernization Act. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)] Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Jeff Sessions have asked the U.S. Department of J... more »

Research Proves Raw Milk Prevents Infections and Boosts Immunity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - The war raw milk is being waged in the name of public safety. The post Research Proves Raw Milk Prevents Infections and Boosts Immunity appeared first on Waking Times.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Su-24 bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik *Howard LaFranchi, CSM*: *One year on, Russia's war in Syria is hardly the predicted 'quagmire'* *US interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan got bogged down by ambitious goals. In Syria, Russia has kept it simple and is gaining in influence in the region because of it.* WASHINGTON — When Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his forces to the rescue of Syria's Bashar al-Assad a year ago, President Obama predicted that the Russians would end up trapped in a “quagmire.” Toda... more »

No, don’t free Anjem Choudary

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*[image: Arsehole2]* *Free Anjem Choudary? No, let’s not.* Here’s how not to defend free speech: by defending the jailing of “Islamist hothead” Anjen Choudhary – that “Bin Laden without the balls.” Spiked’s Brendan O’Neill, now on a tour of Australia and often quoted here, argues that “he’s repulsive, but he shouldn’t be sent to prison.” *What Choudhary dreams of doing — smashing freedom of thought and demanding conformity to his ideology — is done by the British state to him. In seeking to solve the Choudary problem, we become like Choudary:.* This is errant nonsense. Yes,... more »

“Learning from the Big Picture: Cycle of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Learning from the Big Picture: Cycle of Life”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “While we are on earth we are all human beings in different phases of our lives and soul development. As we walk through the world, the people we encounter appear so different from one another. We see babies, old men, pregnant women, and teenaged boys. We know couples on the verge of marriage and lonely widows. We interact with toddlers and the terminally ill. As different as each person seems, they are all living the human experience. They are just at different places in the cycle that begins with birth... more »

Paulo Coelho, “We Are The Revolution: Declaration of Principles"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“We Are The Revolution”* by Paulo Coelho “My literature is totally committed with a new political attitude– human beings in search of their own identity. We are the revolution taking place. We are responsible for the world in every sense– political, social, moral. We are responsible for the planet. We are responsible for the unemployed. Of course, we can blame the banks, the disaster that irresponsible people created in the financial system, the political repression, the inability of the Govts. to hear what people have to say. But this will not help the world to become a better pl... more »

Bill Nye Blames ‘the Deniers’ for American Apathy on Global Warming

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: Bill Nye lights up the antenna on One World Trade Center during the 100th Birthday Of The National Park Service at Brooklyn Bridge Park on August 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic)] Comedian and TV host Bill Nye "the Science Guy" blames "the deniers" for keeping global warming out of the political conversation this election cycle. "In my opinion, it's all due to who I call 'the deniers,'" Nye told CBS News in... more »

After Botched Abortion, Woman Sues for Money to Raise the Child

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: sonograms - 900] Stuck with a baby she didn't want after a botched abortion, an Australian woman is now suing the government for money to raise the child and to deal with the psychological trauma she's endured. The unidentified 20-year-old woman got an... more »

New Tesla Battery Provides Ludicrous Acceleration For Model S

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Tesla Motors has created an electric automobile that can accelerate nearly as fast as a LaFerrari or a Porsche 918 Spyder. Tesla’s model S P100D with ‘Ludicrous mode’ is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, thanks to a new battery pack, making it the quickest production car in the world. CNN Money reports: To be fair, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari are both capable of that acceleration. But both of those cars were “limited run, million dollar vehicles” that can no longer be bought new, Tesla said in a ... more »

The Latest from Campaign 2016: Trump Campaign Laughs Off Clinton Foundation Vow

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 5:30 p.m. Tim Kaine says Democrats have a chance of winning GOP-friendly Arkansas this presidential contest, thanks to Hillary Clinton’s personal ties to the state. Kaine, the... more »

States File Another Lawsuit Over Obama Transgender Rules

PAUL J. WEBER at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: DURHAM, NC - MAY 11: A gender neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Debate over transgender bathroom access spreads nationwide as the U.S. Department of Justice countersues North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory from enforcing the provisions of House Bill 2 (HB2) that dictate what bathrooms transgender individuals can use. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)] AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration’s efforts to ... more »

World News Briefs -- August 23, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*DW*: *Merkel, Hollande and Putin talk Ukraine clashes* The leaders of France and Germany urged Russian President Putin to help calm the tensions in Ukraine, during in a joint phone call. The three are set to discuss the latest spike in violence at a G20 summit in China. France's Francois Hollande warned against "an escalation of violence" in Ukraine, his office said on Tuesday, after a phone call between Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin. Hollande urged all sides to stick to the Minsk peace deal, and stressed that "there was no alternative... more »

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Politico*:* Clinton faces late summer scandal wave* *Controversies surround the Clinton Foundation and her email server will likely dog Clinton all the way through the election — and potentially beyond.* The scandals swirling around Hillary Clinton kicked up a notch on Monday, with the release of more emails showing the sway Clinton Foundation donors held at the State Department and an order by a federal judge that could result in a dump of thousands more emails before the election. Clinton managed to coast through the conventions and the resulting weeks, gaining momentum in the... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 8 hours ago
*UPDATE* I had my surgical procedure today and it was as bad as I thought it was going to be. I went to a good public hospital so I was treated as well as they reasonably could in the circumstances.I ended up with a piece the size of a quarter chopped out of my right cheek near my nose. Fortunately my plastic surgeon is brilliant and managed to put my face back together again. I am now out of hospital but am experiencing some pain and discomfort. So I would not be clear enough in mind to attempt much in the way of blogging today

Rosebud Lakota Youths on Standing Rock Resistance Radio

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

Dine' Michelle Cook on Standing Rock Resistance Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Michelle Cook, Dine', cohost of Standing Rock Resistance Radio and member of the legal team Watch video below, or listen on Soundcloud at Censored News:

Standing Rock Resistance Radio -- Osprey Orielle Lake of WE CAN

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Osprey Orielle Lake at the Paris climate summit 2015 (in center.) Rights of Nature Osprey Orielle Lake speaks on the need to protect nature with system change. Osprey describes the roots of the Rights of Nature movement in Bolivia and Ecuador, and today's reforestation efforts with women in the Congo. She describes the violence of the man camps in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota,

Dennis Banks on Standing Rock Resistance Radio

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

Repression and Media Manipulation at Standing Rock Camp

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Federal and state agents repress, and media manipulates facts, endangering Native Americans at Standing Rock camp By Brenda Norrell Censored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Thousands of Native Americans gathered to protect the Missouri River from the Dakota Access Pipeline now face aggressive state repression and media manipulation. Outrageous claims by the State of North Dakota and police,

Pokemon Go Fans Stampede In Taiwan To Catch A Snorlax

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A rare Pokemon has caused a stampede on the streets of the Taiwanese capital Taipei. A mob was seen racing through the streets of the capital chasing after an elusive creature called ‘Snorlax’ who exists in the augmented reality of the popular smartphone game Pokemon Go. The Kansas City Star reports: It looks like a scene from a movie — a fast-moving river of humanity rushing through the streets. But the people aren’t running from something hideous, like a terrorist attack. They apparently are Pokemon Go players running after the game’s rare, elusive Snorlax creature. We kid you no... more »

New Anti-ISIS Commander Breaks With Obama and Kerry on Syria

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks with Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, left, the XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general, during a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., July 27, 2016.] The new U.S. commander of anti-Islamic State efforts said Monday he does not trust President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's plan to cooperate with Russia inside Syria. "As a soldier, I'm fairly skeptical of the Russians,"... more »

Tweets From the Edge, Part ∞

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
Our Democratic Republic was founded by oligarchs in 1776. It took 240 years for them to kill it. #AStoryIn2Sentences pic.twitter.com/621VCJcTye — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) August 23, 2016 It's refreshing to see that Donald Trump delegates duties to those better educated & more mature than him. https://t.co/qkZWOnZbua — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) August 23, 2016 My favorite Dorothy Parker quote: "This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be hurled with great force." - On Ayn Rand — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) August 22, 2016 Meanwhile, at Foggy Bo... more »

Here’s What Climate Alarmists Won’t Tell You About the Louisiana Floods

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Danny and Alys Messenger canoe away from their flooded home after reviewing the damage in Prairieville, La., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. As waters begin to recede in parts of Louisiana, some residents struggled to return to flood-damaged homes on foot, in cars and by boat. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)] Environmentalists from former Vice President Al Gore to Green Party candidate Jill Stein to even newspaper editorial boards have blamed the recent devastating flooding in Louisiana on man-made global warming. Their argument is simple: global warming has warmed up the... more »

James Robison Interviews Eric Trump on Faith, Fathers and the Inner City

James Robison at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: James Robison and Eric Trump - 900] James Robison: This year I have prayed with, and exhorted, many of the presidential candidates. In April I was invited to visit with your dad -- primarily because Dr. Ben Carson suggested that he spend time with me because he knew of... more »

European Gun Sales Surge Amid Terrorist Threat, Refugee Immigration

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Hand Gun Pointed Down - 900] A number of European countries have seen their gun sales take off as people feel insecure after the recent wave of terror. Weapon sellers in several countries attribute the rise to terror attacks and the mass arrival of refugees over the... more »

The One People: New Russian Theories and Major WWII WTF Effect!!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 8 hours ago
Well, Todays One People Roundtable Show opened up with my usual ranting about politics- specifically Russia's newly cemented friendships in the Middle East. and Hillary. Its just so easy to take the piss out of Hillary, lol. And I blew my top over one of the biggest WTF Effects I've seen so far: Japan bombed mainland USA and Canada during WWII?!? ..... NO FUCKIN' WAY!?!!! Certainly didn't happen in my timeline/dimension/reality!!! The second half of the show we had a guest join us, Willogby Miro, to discuss some very interesting theories and pieces of information coming ou... more »

That's What Leadership Is About

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
Elizabeth May has announced that she will stay on as leader of the Green Party. That will make Linda McQuaig happy. She had advised May to stay put. But she's also advising May not to walk away from the BDS resolution which the party passed at its recent convention: Whether you agree with the boycott strategy or not, it is a peaceful way to protest a serious violation of human rights: the fact that millions of Palestinians have been living under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank and Gaza for almost 50 years, with Israel effectively annexing their land. Some commentator... more »

Endorsement Motivations

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Every wonder how endorsers decide who to endorse? Let's look at a race in Florida, the one for the U.S. Senate seat. The most valuable endorsement you can get in a Democratic primary is Obama's. So how did he pick between Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson? Murphy consistently voted with the Republicans on almost everything Obama claimed was important to him-- even direct attacks. I mean there were a whole contingent of corrupt conservative Democrats like Murphy who voted with the GOP on Keystone Pipeline XL every time it came up. But almost none of them went along with the GOP when ... more »

US Should Completely Cut Off All Aid To These Pakistani Thugs - Matt Salmon

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Photo source.* *An excerpt from, "Pak’s ISI works like ISIS, arrested Pak agent tells STF sleuths" By Mrigank Tiwari, The Times of India, November 29, 2015:* Suspected ISI agent arrested from Meerut on Friday has told STF sleuths that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) works very much like ISIS. Mohd Aijaz who stayed in Bareilly in disguise told interrogators that he was sent to Bangladesh where his handlers kept his passport and sent him illegally into India through a river. According to reports, Islamic State recruiters burn passports of new joinees before assigning them mission... more »

A Brief History of The Kurds + Vladimir Zhirinovsky about independent Kurdistan (English subs)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Aftermath of an ISIS attack on a Kurdish wedding in the city of Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey that left more than 50 people dead, most of them women and children. In all likelihood the attack was planned and executed by Erdogan's government which has a very close relationship with the terrorist group. Photo source: Getty.* *Related:* *An Independent Kurdistan: Dream or Reality? 6 Articles + 1 Video*. *As Artificial Borders Dissolve, Will Governments Build Walls Or Face Demographic And Cultural Realities?* *A Future Republic of Kurdistan?* *Unhealed wound of WWI: Armenia, Kurdist... more »

The War In Yemen: Oxfam says UK repeatedly violated arms treaty, Simon McGregor-Wood reports

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "How Zionism helped to create the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" By Nu'man Abd al-Wahid, Mondoweiss, January 7, 2016: * Ibn Saud had begun his siege of Jeddah in January 1925 and the city finally surrendered in December 1925 bringing to an end over 1000 years of rule by the Prophet Muhammad’s descendants. The British officially recognised Ibn Saud as the new King of Hijaz in February 1926 with other European powers following suit within weeks. *The new unified Wahhabi state was rebranded by the Empire in 1932 as the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” (KSA). A certain George Ren... more »

Vladimir Zhirinovsky about Middle East and Europe (English subs)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Photo source.* "Why first immigrants appeared in Europe? It happened right after the war, 1950s. They were called simply 'foreign workers.' First of all, Germany called them. The principle is simple: Germans do not want to do the dirty work. And of course a huge number of vacancies appeared. Cleaning the streets, houses, sweeping, . . . Well, all the dirty work, in all spheres. So, first, they called 200,000. They called Turks, not internationalists. And in these 50-60 years it already turned into 2 million. Because they are creating families. More and more of them. Then they cal... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: A Defacto No Fly Zone Has Been Created In Syria!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
For months, I have been covering the fight for Syria's largest city, Aleppo, for the simple reason that it has been understood that once Aleppo falls to the good guys, the Syrian army and their allies, that this war in Syria would be basically over.... However, knowing that the US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal was absolutely not prepared to lose their war to destroy Syria and have the Syrian people enslaved, there must be a "Plan B" in place just in case their main objectives are thwarted by the Syrian/Russian alliance.... And it appears that while everyone has been focused in on Alepp... more »

And...Diane Abbott???!!?!!!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Radio 4 may be starting to make a habit of asking Remain-supporting non-BBC journalists to present important documentaries about Brexit. We've already had two editions of strongly pro-Remain *Times *writer David Aaronovitch's *The Briefing Room*, and tonight came *Economist *editor Anne McElvoy's *How We Voted Brexit. *She's also openly stated that she voted Remain (on *Newsnight *and on *Twitter*). Thankfully Anne McElvoy did a very good job tonight. Unlike David Aaronovitch, she played an understated role and gave us a fair range of voices, with Iain Duncan Smith, Nigel Farage,... more »

Police Scotland Introduce Hijab Uniform To Recruit Muslims

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Police Scotland are encouraging more Muslim women to join the force by incorporating the hijab into their uniform. The force has announced that female Muslim officers may now wear the hijab as part of their uniform. The BBC reports: Officers and police staff have always had the option to wear religious headwear but the announcement ratifies the use of the hijab. Chief Constable Phil Gormley said the police force should be representative of the communities it serves. The move comes 10 years after the Metropolitan Police in London approved a uniform hijab. Mr Gormley said: “I hope th... more »

Planned Parenthood Begged Soros for Cash to Stave Off Baby Parts Scandal

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Defund Planned Parenthood 1438394508_108.225.71.5] Planned Parenthood asked Democrat billionaire George Soros for $1.5 million after a series of undercover videos exposed its sale of aborted fetal organs last summer, a leaked document shows. A $1.5 million injection to help Planned Parenthood fight the "unprecedented" attack... more »

U.S. Marines Now Using SuperCobra Helicopter Gunships To Drive Out The Islamic State From The Libyan City Of Sirte

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 367, Marine Aircraft Group 24, supports a beach assault during Rim of the Pacific 2016. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak/U.S. Navy) *Washington Post:* *Marine gunships enter the fight against the Islamic State in Libya* After nearly a month of airstrikes against the Islamic State fighters dug in around the Libyan city of Sirte, U.S. helicopter gunships have been dispatched to help root out the extremist group from some of the denser parts of the city. A U.S. defens... more »

NHS Prescribed Antidepressants For One Year Old

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
It has emerged that the National health service (NHS) in Scotland prescribed a 12 month old baby boy antidepressants. According to figures obtained by the Dundee Evening Telegraph, NHS Tayside in Dundee, Scotland, prescribed the medication to the child in 2014 NHS Tayside prescribed the medication to 450 children between January and May this year, with the youngest being seven years old. RT reports: Figures reveal the most common age group to be given antidepressants were children aged between 14 and 17 and that girls are more likely to be prescribed the drug than boys. Although ver... more »

More dreams about Sphere's appearing.

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
Andromedan ships over Houston earlier this year, photo courtesy of ShawnBy American Kabuki Had these dreams a few days ago... had so much energy coming through I didn't get to sleep until about 4 AM, then had a series of dreams... There are a number of dreams people are having about breaking news just ahead... [8/20/16, 7:21:00 AM] Terran: OMG! I had a dream I met One of Thor's friends he had on a green shirt! He said I was now capable of seeing Thor!!!' They was also a host of being's that were really unusual including a being that was black with a head shaped like a M&M [8/20/... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"No, none of us seem so very real. We're only supporting characters in the lives of each other. Any real truth, any precious fact will always be lost in a mountain of shattered make-believe." - Chuck Palahniuk

US Pole Vaulter Stops Mid-Run, Stands at Attention for ‘Star-Spangled Banner’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Sam Kendricks2 - 900] Patriotism was alive and well in Rio during the men's pole vaulting competition. Army reservist and American pole vaulter 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks stopped in the middle of his qualifying round and stood at attention for the National Anthem. The 23-year-old... more »

Gregory Mannarino, “A September Stock Market Crash?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, “A September Stock Market Crash?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISgJ_-sJiW8

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

South Sudan's Former Rebel Leader Has Fled To Sudan For 'Medical Treatment'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar speaks during a briefing ahead of his return to South Sudan as vice president, in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa April 9, 2016 (Photo: Reuters) *AFP*:* S.Sudan ex-VP Machar in Khartoum for 'medical treatment'* South Sudan's former rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Khartoum for "medical treatment," the Sudanese government said Tuesday, after he escaped to the Democratic Republic of Congo following deadly clashes last month. Machar was replaced by Taban Deng Gai as South Sudan's first vice president after hundreds died in Juba last mon... more »

Pentagon is Focusing On Terror Groups Who Are Weaponizing Consumer Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Picture of a drone. Photo: DPA. *Bloomberg:* *The Pentagon Takes Aim at Bomb-Carrying Consumer Drones* *Terrorist groups are turning a popular hobby item into a deadly strategic challenge.* They’re cheap, they’re light, and they can carry a small bomb: The commercial drone is essentially a new terror gadget for organizations such as Hezbollah, Islamic State, or anyone else looking to wreak havoc on a budget. “That’s the same quad copter you can get on Groupon or go down to Sam’s Club and buy for $400,” U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller said last week at a Washing... more »

The Islamic State Is Taking Advantage Of U.S. Rules Of Engagement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
US Special Troops Battalion (Reuters / Peter Andrews) *Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times*:* Islamic State exploits U.S. rules of engagement, Obama’s aversion to civilian deaths* Even in losing, the Islamic State group has shown it conducts a “lessons learned” exercise so it won’t repeat battlefield mistakes. Whether it can forestall what the Obama administration predicts is an inevitable defeat in Syria and Iraq is doubtful. But the fighters’ attention to U.S. rules of engagement has paid dividends at times. Learning lessons in war is a major intellectual exercise by the U.S.... more »

Iran Criticises Russia For Making It Public That They Are Using An Iranian Airbase To Bomb Syria. Revokes Russia’s Use Of Air Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A still image, taken from video footage and released by Russia's Defense Ministry shows a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber based at Iran's Hamadan Air Base dropping bombs in the Syrian province of Deir al-Zour. (Russian Defense Ministry via Reuters TV *Al Bawaba:* *Iran criticizes Russia over revelation of secret use of military bases* Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan on Monday criticized Russia for "not having kept its promise" when Russia made public that it was using an Iranian airbase for bombing raids in Syria. The operations were strategically necessary, but Iran and Ru... more »

Venezuelan President Maduro Orders His Ministries To Fire All Public Workers Witrhin 48 hours Who Signed The Petition Calling For His Recall

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
President Maduro gave ministries 48 hours to sack senior workers who had signed the petition. BBC *VOA:* *Venezuela President Orders Public Worker Firings Over Referendum Call* CARACAS — President Nicolas Maduro has set a 48-hour deadline for ministers to dismiss some public workers who requested a recall referendum against him, a Socialist Party spokesman said Monday. Hundreds of public workers have already said they were dismissed for signing a petition for a referendum against the unpopular president, according to testimony seen by Reuters, human rights groups and local media. ... more »

US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Afghan security personnel prepare for combat during a battle with Taliban militants in Helmand province on August 10, 2016 ©Noor Mohammad (AFP/File) *USA Today:* *U.S. servicemember killed in Afghan fighting, Pentagon says* WASHINGTON — An American service member was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan, the first combat casualty there since January, the military announced. The attack on a patrol with a roadside bomb occurred in Helmand province where Taliban forces have been gaining ground against Afghan government security forces. The U.S.-led NATO coalition bolstering Afghan troops have...more »

World News Briefs -- August 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *With Biden visit, U.S. seeks balance with truculent Turkey* When U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Turkey in January, he struck a difficult balance between showing support for a NATO ally faced with multiple security threats while criticizing its record on free speech and dissent. Now, with relations between Washington and Ankara going through one of their testiest periods in recent memory, he may find it even tougher to get those dual messages across when he visits on Wednesday. Biden will be the most senior U.S. official to visit Turkey since the failed July 15 ... more »

Severe media bias persists

skrashen at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Groundhog Day: A comment on “Americans like their schools just fine - but not yours.” The headline of this article should have been “Severe media bias on education persists.” As is the case every year, the Gallup poll found that people rate their local schools much more positively than they do schools in the US in general.The differences, as usual, were striking: Seventy-six percent of parents said they would give the public schools their oldest child attended a grade or A or B, but only 25% would give public schools in the nation an A or B. Lorraine McDonnell, a professor of politi... more »

Is Turkey Changing Strategy On Syria And ISIS?

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Turkey seems to be changing its strategy against ISIS terrorists and is seeking closer ties with Damascus. Turkey has long been accused of inaction toward ISIS and helping to empower the terrorist group while seeking to topple the Syrian regime. Hundreds of Turkish-backed rebels are preparing an offensive against ISIS to seize control of the city of Jarablus in Aleppo, ahead of US-backed Kurdish forces who seek the same objective. RFI reports: Why is Turkey intensifying its efforts against IS? This is a clear reaction to the bombing that happened last weekend during a wedding in the ... more »

Nazi-Looted Adam and Eve Paintings to Stay in California

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Cranach Eve - 900] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has ruled in favor of a Southern California museum in its 10-year legal battle over the ownership of two German Renaissance masterpieces that were seized by the Nazis in World War II. U.S. District... more »

Ben Hur and Rome

Mark Tooley at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: American actor Charlton Heston (1923 - 2008) as Judah Ben-Hur in the chariot racing scene from 'Ben-Hur', directed by William Wyler, 1959. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)] Unlike most reviewers, I enjoyed the new Ben Hur film. It is different from but not necessarily inferior to the famous 1959 version with Charlton Heston. Each reflects its own culture and time, the 1950s versus the 21st century. The... more »

More Problems Looming For The Grid

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/08/21/health-warning-over-plan-to-use-hospital-generators-to-avoid-bla/ Oh dear! The Telegraph reports: National Grid’s drive for hospitals to help keep the UK’s lights on by using their back-up diesel generators is "highly questionable" because it will cause air pollution right in the vicinity of patients, a think-tank has warned. The energy utility is encouraging NHS […]

Hunting for the Root of Immigration Woes? Look to the Past.

ALICIA A. CALDWELL at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this April 18, 2016 file photo, supporters of fair immigration reform dance in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. For more than a decade lawmakers have been pointing to their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a broken immigration system. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- For more than a decade, lawmakers have been pointing at their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a broken immigration system. Republicans say President Barack Obama’s immigration enforcement pol... more »

UN Group Issues Child Immigration Report, Pressures US to Not Deport

EDITH M. LEDERER at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this July 12, 2014, file photo, a young migrant girl waits for a freight train to depart on her way to the U.S. border, in Ixtepec, Mexico. In a report released Monday, Aug. 21, 2016, the UN children's agency said that thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year and there is no sign that the flow is letting up. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)] UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the ... more »

New Poll: Europeans United Against ISIS, Differ on Strategy

Robert Donachie at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Police secure an area in front of the Belgian Prime Minister's office, prior to a media conference in Brussels on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. A man attacked two police officers with a machete near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)] Europe has been hit hard by terrorist attacks over the past year, and a new poll shows that many Europeans are fed up. Seventy-six percent of individuals from the top 10 European nations said they view the Islamic State as a major... more »

In November Ballot Initiative, California Voters Take On Big Pharma & Sky-High Drug Prices

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*What drug company CEOs are doing to patients for a few dollars more (source)* *by Gaius Publius* Sky-high drug prices are a scandal, but everyone knows that, even those responsible for the prices. They're also a source of enormous profit and wealth, which is the problem. The drug companies, acting alone and through their lobbying arm, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), are literally sending people to their deaths in order to drain others of a few dollars more. It would not be out of line to call this behavior murderous and psychopathic — in a Martin Shk... more »

Drug Smuggling Drones Intercepted By Met Police

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Police have seized two drones carrying a large quantity of drugs and mobile phones that were being flown towards Pentonville prison in north London. One drone was seized in mid-flight, and a second crashed while the London Met police were tracking its flight over the category B/C jail which houses 1,250 inmates, on 14 August. Sputnik reports: #tbt Drone Drops Pot and Contraband into Prison Yard; Melee Ensues.https://t.co/52nLR4u93R pic.twitter.com/9g8BBvqGgl — HIGH TIMES (@HIGH_TIMES_Mag) August 17, 2016 Detective Chief Inspector Steve Heatley, said that the drones were carrying a s... more »

"Nikolai Kondratiev's 'Long Wave': The Mirror of the Global Economic Crisis"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Nikolai Kondratiev's "Long Wave": The Mirror of the Global Economic Crisis"* The Global Economy is Facing a "Long Wave" Recession by Alexander Aivazov and Andrey Kobyakov ․ "We bring to the attention of readers a study by two prominent Russian economists on Kondratiev's "Long Wave". The Long Wave Theory of Nikolai Kondratiev, first formulated in the 1920s, constitutes an important landmark in economic theory. As to whether it is useful in understanding the current global economic crisis, however, is another matter. The K cycle approach posits a regular long cycle. It tends, therefo...more »

"A Senior Moment"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"A Senior Moment"* by Food for Thought "An elderly lady in the UK actually wrote this letter to her bank. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in The Times and this newspaper thanks him most sincerely. Remember, this letter was written by a 98 year old woman… 'Dear Sir, I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavoured to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three 'nanoseconds' must have elapsed between his presenting the cheque and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honour it. I refer, of course, to the ... more »

“Sorry Dems... Hillary Is No Better Than Donald”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Sorry Dems... Hillary Is No Better Than Donald”* by Bill Bonner "Poor Donald Trump. He has had to apologize for hurt feelings. He has had to reshuffle his campaign team. He has been kicked so often by the press that he is starting to hide behind chairs, like a university president. Here at the Diary, we favor lost causes, diehards, and underdogs. ‘The Donald’ may soon qualify on all three counts. *Empty-nesters: *We will return to the Big Top in a moment…and elaborate on why this year’s presidential election is really a ‘Clash of Myths’. Meanwhile, nothing much to report from the... more »

Children at the River brings Trauma and Memories

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Photos copyright John Heminger, Sisseton Oyate Children at the River Brings Memories of Trauma and Fleeing By John HemingerCensored News At the request of mothers, Censored News has removed the photos of children. CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- When they took the children to the river, searching for an escape route as a drill in case the military invades the Standing Rock

Tribal Gathering Faces Aggressive State Repression and Media Manipulation

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
TRIBAL GATHERING FACES AGGRESSIVE STATE REPRESSION AND MEDIA MANIPULATION For Immediate Release: August 23, 2016 Contact: LaDonna Allard (CSS), ladonnabrave1@aol.com, (701) 426-2064 Dallas Goldtooth (IEN), dallas@ienearth.org, (507) 412-7609 Tara Houska (HTE), tara@honorearth.org, (612) 226-9404 The historic gathering of tribes from across the continent in opposition to

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Reuters / Ammar Awad / Reuters *Military.com*: *US Refuses to Establish Syrian No-Fly Zone Despite Airspace Warnings* It's not a no-fly zone, but Syrian and Russian aircraft venturing near areas where U.S. troops are on the ground risk getting shot down, the Pentagon's press secretary said Monday. "We always have the right to defend our forces," Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said at a news conference in reference to an incident last Thursday in which Syrian Su-24s bombed near a U.S. Special Forces team on the ground. "We, again, would advise them to steer clear in areas wher... more »

Germany Considering Bringing Back Compulsory Military Conscription

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© Thomas Peter / Reuters *DW*:* Germany mulls bringing back compulsory national service* Berlin has said it's considering changing its position on conscription. The country is mulling new strategies to deal with possible security threats. Germany's interior ministry is considering taking steps toward bringing back conscription, including compulsory service to support the militar, which was suspended five years ago. This is according to a report by German news agency dpa, which had access to a confidential copy of a government draft proposal. The proposal, which is set to be voted ... more »

The U.S. Air Force Is The Smallest In Terms Of Manpower Since Its Formation In 1947

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Sputnik*:* Help Needed: US Air Force at Smallest Level Since WWII* The US Air Force is seeing its lowest numbers since the World War II era. It’s also the smallest in terms of manpower that the USAF been since 1947, when it first became an independent and separate branch of US military service. The US Air Force (USAF) currently has some 54 fighter squadrons. During Operation Desert Shield in 1990 there were 188. There are a little over 317,000 active duty airmen today, a considerable decrease from 511,000 in 1990. There are also 4,000 fewer maintenance service people and 3,000 few... more »

The US Air Force Wants To 'Plasma Bomb The Skies'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The US Air Force has granted contracts to three research teams, with hopes that CubeSats could carry massive amounts of ionized gas to the ionosphere to create radio-reflecting plasma. An artist's impression of a CubeSat is pictured above *Geek:* *US Air Force wants to plasma bomb the skies to improve radio reception* The US Air Force is working on a plan to plasma bomb the sky. No, they have not been co-opted by a super villain bent on world domination. This plan has legitimate, perhaps even noble goals. If the USAF can pull it off. Radio signals will be able to travel farther th... more »

North Korea Lays New Landmines In The DMZ

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A North Korean flag is seen on top of a tower near the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating North Korea from South Korea, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won *Reuters:** North Korea lays new landmines near border truce village: report* North Korea has laid landmines in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, the South's Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, as tension rose on the divided peninsula after the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises. North Korea, which conducted i... more »

Iraq Ramps-Up Oil Production Before OPEC Meets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A general view shows a lake of oil at Al-Sheiba oil refinery in the southern Iraq city of Basra, in this January 26, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani/Files *Reuters:* *Iraq asks foreign companies to raise oil output, exports* Aug 23 Iraq on Tuesday asked foreign oil companies to increase oil output and exports, as Baghdad joined those spotlighting production potential ahead of a major energy gathering late next month. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi, who took up his post this month, met in Baghdad with oil companies operating in Iraq. "The minister reaffirmed support for ... more »

U.S. State Department Issues Travel Warning For Americans Going To Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *U.S. citizens warned not to travel to Iran over fears of being detained: Advisory comes after admission Obama administration paid $400m 'ransom' to Islamic Republic to free American prisoners* * State Department issued a new travel warning for Iran on Monday * Agency warns U.S. citizens - especially those holding dual citizenship with Iran - against visiting the Islamic Republic * In the past few months, Iran has been detaining Western citizens * Warning comes amid a report that the Obama Administration paid $400million to ensure the release of four Iranian-Americans i... more »

Nigerian Military: Boko Haram Leader Killed In Air Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, appears in a video in which he warns Cameroon it faces the same fate as Nigeria (AFP) AFP *The Independent*: *Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau 'fatally wounded in army air strike'* Nigerian military says it killed a number of the group's commanders in a strike during Friday prayers. The Nigerian army claims to have "fatally wounded" the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, in an air strike targeting a meeting of the Islamist group's commanders. Shekau and other senior militants had gathered for prayers on Friday when they were hit by what ... more »

An Iranian Documentary On The Conquest Of The Iraqi City Of Baiji From The Islamic State (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* Quoting Laszlo who forwarded me the above video .... *.... The video was published by Press TV, and it's kind of a point of view of Iranians and Shias, with calling US the Great Devil, but other than that it's an interesting and detailed look into the Shia militias fighting against IS.It may be worth a look.* I agree.

Is Britain's Military Power More Myth Than Reality?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Daniel Craig © Luke MacGregor / Reuters *RT*: *James Bond delusion: Britain’s military power an illusion made from myth, says scholar* Britain ignores its dependence on stronger allies and the dilapidated state of its “clapped out” armed forces in favor of a deluded 007 self-image, which came to the fore during the Brexit referendum, according to a leading scholar. Writing for the Democratic Audit UK website on Tuesday, University of Warwick academic Dr. Mike Finn gave a savage critique of the James Bond self-delusion which helped fuel the EU referendum ‘Leave’ campaign. *Read mo... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC A snapshot of global migration pic.twitter.com/xgS8upINBC — AFP news agency (@AFP) August 23, 2016

October 3: Albert Woodfox to speak at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 13 hours ago
On Monday, October 3, as part of Southern University Law Center's 2016-2017 Speakers Series, Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 will be speaking about: "Use of International Laws and Coalitions in Justice Movements / Prison Reform." The event will be held from 12-1 pm in 129 A.A. Lenoir Hall at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is free and open to the public.

A retraction cluster? Two papers retracted for overlap with other retractions

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A cluster of papers by different authors has been retracted for sharing text, even though some papers were submitted at the same time. How is that possible? A spokesperson for Springer told us that they have reason to believe a third-party company may have helped prepare the papers for publication, and in the process might have spread […] The post A retraction cluster? Two papers retracted for overlap with other retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Economy: “Dark Dynamics”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Dark Dynamics”* by James Howard Kunstler “What the world is witnessing, without actually paying much attention, is the death of our debt-based economy- that is, borrowing the means to thrive in the now from a future that can’t really furnish it anymore. The illusion that the future would always provide was a legacy of the cheap energy era. That era ended in 2005. The basic promise is broken and with it the premise for living as we had been. The energy available today, especially oil, is no longer cheap enough to run the industrial economies designed to run on it. Any way that you... more »

"What Do We Gain?"; "The 5%"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Come, what do we gain by evasions? We are under the harrow and can't escape. Reality, looked at steadily, is unbearable. And how or why did such a reality blossom (or fester) here and there into the terrible phenomenon called consciousness? Why did it produce things like us who can see it and, seeing it, recoil in loathing? Who (stranger still) wants to see it and take pains to find it out, even when no need compels them and even though the sight of it makes an incurable ulcer in their hearts? People who would have truth at any price." - C.S. Lewis ◆ “Five percent of the people thi... more »

World’s Smartest Physicist Believes Consciousness Will Remain a Mystery

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Buck Rogers* - Why we're here will remain a mystery, but why life is possible in a sense will be clearer. The post World’s Smartest Physicist Believes Consciousness Will Remain a Mystery appeared first on Waking Times.

After decades, Sean Carroll understood the "divergent distribution" problem with the simulations, anthropic principle

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
After many and many years in which Sean Carroll promoted the anthropic principle, the claim that we're the Boltzmann Brains, and the claim that we live in a simulation, he finally wrote a blog post Maybe We Do Not Live in a Simulation: The Resolution Conundrum in which he apparently understood a basic problem – well, a disproof by contradiction – with all these delusions. This problem has been pointed out in a large part of the TRF blog posts about the anthropic/simulation/typicality/BoltzmannBrain topics. The defenders of these misconceptions basically assume that there exists a un... more »

EU Chief Calls National Borders ‘Worst Invention Ever’

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker gestures during a joint press conference following his meeting with the President of the European Parliament, the President of the European Council and the Dutch Prime Minister at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on June 24, 2016. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on June 24, 2016 denied that Britain's shock vote to leave the EU was the start of a process of disintegration for the bloc. / AFP / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)] Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission,... more »

Trump Digs Up Clinton Race Quotes in Tweet

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Campagin 2016 Clinton_perr__1470482720_71.164.139.145] Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump isn't letting up on his aggressive outreach for non-white voters. Last night, Trump tweeted a video of Clinton describing criminals as "super predators" who have "no empathy." The clip, taken from a tough on crime... more »

New Intl Crisis Group Report On The Future Of Iraq’s Youth

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Iraq is currently facing three crises. There is the war against the Islamic State, the humanitarian crisis caused by 3.3 million displaced, and the collapse of the economy due to the decline in oil prices. The International Crisis Group (IGC) in its latest report, “Fight or Flight: The Desperate Plight of Iraq’s ‘Generation 2000’” warned of a longer term threat to Iraq’s society. The IGC warned about the disillusionment of the nation’s youth, which represent 59% of the population. The political establishment has failed to integrate the young. They are in turn deeply cynical of the ... more »

Virgin challenges Jeremy Corbyn train footage per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
The BBC reluctantly report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37167700 that their blessed Jeremy Corbyn might have told a porkie. 'Virgin Trains has questioned footage showing Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the floor of a "ram-packed" service. In a film shown on The Guardian, the Labour leader said he was experiencing a problem "many passengers face every day" on the London to Newcastle train. But Virgin said CCTV showed Mr Corbyn and his team walking past available seating before starting filming.It says the crew helped him to a carriage where seats were available and he sat for th... more »

It Is Absurd To Give Aid To This Murderous & Vicious Pakistani Regime - Dana Rohrabacher

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Balochistan: 'Hundreds of people abducted and murdered by Pakistan army' activists warn" By Ludovica Iaccino, International Business Times, March 11, 2015:* Balochistan was invaded by Britain in 1839. As a result of the invasion hundreds of people, along with the then Baloch ruler Mir Mehrab Khan, died. Balochistan was then divided into three parts: Northern Balochistan and Western Balochistan were given to Persia and Afghanistan respectively, and Eastern Balochistan was under British rule until 1947. After the British left, Balochistan was annexed to Pakistan. ... more »

Russian politician Zhirinovsky speech about Lenin in Duma (English subs) + Young Putin denounces communist ideology and Lenin in 1991

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
*The current nationalistic Russian leadership, led by Putin, are the biggest critics of the ghastly legacy of the Soviet Union, the Bolsheviks, and the Communist revolution in 1917. They have learned from their history well. * *Related: Wall Street And The Bolshevik Revolution By Antony C. Sutton.* "That's why if you telling us not to touch Lenin, well, go to Myasnitskaya street, all deputies, I beg you! In your break, quick march. On Myasnitskaya, buy all the books about the red terror, all archives, all, so to say, numbers! 24 million people Bolsheviks have put to the ground! Du... more »

Urgent Appeal for International Observers - Standing Rock!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Urgent Appeal for International Observers Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance, Standing Rock North Dakota Contact: Joseph White Eyes 605-230-0812 jwhiteeyes62@gmail.com Michelle Cook 914-334-0888 cookmichelle7@gmail.com Carolyn Raffensperger 515-450-2320 raffenspergerc@


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* German Government Urges Citizens To Stockpile Food, Water "In Case Of Attack Or Catastrophe" You can now get a free flight to Iceland — if you're a Brit who plans to move there Navy SEAL author agrees to pay $6.8 million for writing controversial book on bin Laden raid Twitter has suspended another 235,000 accounts linked to terrorist activity The UK government just announced a massive change to the way it deals with convicted extremists STIGLITZ: Italy could be the 'cataclysmic event' that leads to the fall of the eurozone "I Don't Give A Shit About Them" - Phi... more »

Offensive Speech

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
"*Discourse*" - watch out wherever you run into this term "*Discourse*", because that's *Them*. " Another thing. This idea of "I'm offended". Well I've got news for you. I'm offended by a lot of things too. Where do I send my list? Life is offensive. You know what I mean? Just get in touch with your outer adult. And grow up. And move on. Reasonable people don't write letters because... A: They have lives and B, they understand it's just TV. C: If they see something they don't like, something they do like might be on later. I've seen many comics I've hated. I've seen ma... more »

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 6

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Part 5 is here (earlier excerpts can be accessed by googling the title above). If you are a new teacher in a "no excuses" school, you may be discovering a level of Hell that you previously did not know existed. In the excerpt below from *my book*, former teachers and teachers begin to recount some of their experiences in KIPP Model schools. I would say, enjoy, but that is not the right admonition. Rather, read a bit, and go outside and look at the sky, then continue. --> *Chapter 6* *The KIPP Teaching Experience* *It’s like you’re being used up and thrown out. *–1160 *. . . l... more »

Ex-Fox News Host Files Lawsuit Against Roger Ailes, Others

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 8.22.45 AM] NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives. The New York Times reports Tantaros filed the suit Monday in Manhattan... more »

The Hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the Southern Poverty Law Center

Ken Blackwell at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 'Hate In America' Host Tony Harris, Founder, Southern Poverty Law Center, Morris Dee and Intelligence Project Director, Southern Poverty Law Center, Heidi Beirich of 'Hate In America' speak onstage during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California.] The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has many allies within the Progressive movement. Funded largely by the most liberal elements of the Left, especially those within the George Soros network, like his Center for American Progress, BLM has been a... more »

Feds: Church Shooting Suspect Entrenched in His White Supremacy Beliefs

MEG KINNARD at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Dylann Roof (R), 21, listens to proceeding with assistant defense attorney William Maguire during a hearing at the Judicial Center July 16, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof is charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month.] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston “self-radicalized” in the months before the attack and grew more entrenched in his beliefs in white supremacy, according to court papers prosecutors...more »

Collateral damage: Paper — and editorial, and author’s response — retracted in one fell swoop

Michael Koziol at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
A journal has retracted the results of a clinical trial comparing strategies for bladder tumors after the authors mischaracterized the way patients were assigned to each procedure. In addition, the journal European Urology has pulled a string of correspondence between author Harry Herr at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and an outside expert, who had questioned […] The post Collateral damage: Paper — and editorial, and author’s response — retracted in one fell swoop appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Ohio State Medical Board Pressured to Drop Pro-Life Leader

JULIE CARR SMYTH at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Austin, TX, USA - July 8, 2013: Pro-life demonstrators express their position outside the Capitol. Demonstrations were triggered by State Senator Wendy Davis' 11 hour filibuster to block Senate Bill 5, a measure intended to further restrict abortions.] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Groups representing doctors, consumers and women have asked the state medical board to remove the president of Ohio Right to Life as the board’s leader because they say he can’t be impartial in abortion-related cases. In... more »

To whom it may concern once again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016Another random passage:* Due to connectivity problems, this is another passage for cognoscenti and connoisseurs only. Later this morning, this post will disappear: With Senator John McCain out of the running and the Straight Talk Express at least temporarily out of gas, Mr. Bush has reached boldly for the mantle of Chattiest Candidate. And he has pretty well grabbed hold of it. That gesture is self-serving and not necessarily permanent, obviously designed to build rapport with reporters in a more relaxed phase of the campaign, erase any impressions that he... more »

How Gay Activists Will Respond to a Major Scientific Report That Refutes Their Talking Points

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Gay Pride Parade Huge Flag Crowd - 900] The internet has been abuzz with headlines declaring, "Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong," and "Johns Hopkins Shrinks Warn Against Kids Going Transgender." As reported by Ryan T. Anderson on Monday, "A major new... more »

Clinton Dodges Press as She Snaps Up Cash From Major Donors

LISA LERER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Campaign 2016_perr__1471956194_71.164.139.145] PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) -- It was a very busy, very lucrative weekend for Hillary Clinton in the summer playground of the East Coast’s moneyed elite. She brunched with wealthy backers at a seaside estate in Nantucket, snacking on shrimp dumplings... more »

Supreme Court Concerns Unite Trump, Senate Republicans

SAM HANANEL & MARY CLARE JALONICK at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Supreme Court Garland_perr__1471955667_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Differences aside, Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are strongly united on one issue -- the balance of the Supreme Court. While Democrats are pushing the GOP-led Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland by the end... more »

GOP Congressional Strategists Already Building A Wall Of Obstructionism Against President Hillary

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
I've been talking with congressional candidates in swing districts-- and some red districts-- all over the country who are telling me their internal polling numbers show Hillary absolutely crushing the Trumpanzee. Many are hopeful that Hillary's coattails are going to sweep them into office and, in fact, the DCCC and DSCC seem to think even their incredible weak menagerie of unlovable conservative candidates can win-- despite what Democratic voters want and expect from Congress-- as a result of an anti-Trumpanzee tsunami. And the DSCC may manage to drag atrocious otherwise unelect... more »

To whom it may concern continued!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016For federal purposes only:* In part because of our ongoing connectivity concerns, we're temporarily resting some material right here in this spot. Later, this post will disappear. This chunk is for cognoscenti and connoisseurs only: WHITE (page 337): [Nixon] held himself aloof; erratically, he would sometimes permit reporters to ride his personal plane and other times forbid it. What he thought, what he planned, what he wished to express, Nixon kept to himself, believing (until too late in the campaign) that he could reach the American people over the hea... more »

Global Warming Alarmists Plead: Save the Children By Not Having Them

William M Briggs at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: No Babies Global Warming - 900] Global warming will, of course, doom us all. That is, if the models created by scientists are any guide. Which they aren’t, since these models have for decades predicted temperatures far greater than what we actually see. Too, our greatest... more »

Hillary’s Closest Aide, Huma Abedin, Worked to Spread Radical Islam

John Zmirak at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Huma Abedin - 900] Media have finally deigned to notice a profound threat to American security that conservatives have been trying to air for many months: the deep family, personal, and religious ties which Hillary Clinton’s closest aide and friend, Huma Abedin, has forged... more »

Pentagon Says US Ready To Target Russian & Syrian Planes In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The Pentagon warned Syria and Russia on Monday that the US is ready to shoot down their planes, which according to Washington are a threat to American advisers in northern Syria. The warning followed after US fighter jets attempted to engage Syrian Arab Air Force planes in Syria last week, in a potential showdown that was avoided as the Syrian government planes left before the Americans arrived. Press TV reports: Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis claimed on Friday the US fighters attempted to intercept the Syrian planes to protect American advisers – a term the US military often... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Combat Exercise Command* A Marine relays commands during Integrated Training Exercise at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016. The exercise brings together ground, air and logistics combat elements into a lethal unit ready to respond to global uncertainty. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Danny Gonzalez

A Defacto No Fly Zone Has Indeed Been Created in Syria!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Defacto: being such in effect though not formally recognized: exercising power as if legally constituted**......If it walks, and talks like a duck, it’s a duck. And for all intents and purposes a no fly zone has been instituted over Syria as the US and company openly assist the Kurds in their land grabbing, annexation and ethnic cleansing.* *Readers here knew this was a possibility- Several posts have been written on this very subject.* *When everyone else, msm and alt msm, was going on and on about the 51 diplomats asking for attack and regime change I noticed no one, anywhere, co... more »

Nigerian Military: Air Raid ‘Fatally Wounded’ Boko Haram Leader

MICHELLE FAUL at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Nigerian_Army_Boko_Haram_demonstration] LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is believed to have been fatally wounded in an airstrike while he was praying in a forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria, the military said Tuesday. A statement does not say how... more »

Eurozone Business Activity Shows Little Concern About Brexit

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Italy Brexit Summit_perr__1471952446_71.164.139.145] LONDON (AP) -- Business activity across the 19-country eurozone grew at a steady but subdued pace in August as the region continued to show little concern about the impact of a British exit from the European Union. A gauge of... more »

U.S. Works to Keep Turkey in Its Fold as NATO Ally Looks East

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: US Turkey_perr__1471951804_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- With suspicions on both sides mounting, the United States is struggling to preserve its wobbly partnership with Turkey as it entertains a closer relationship with Russia and fumes over a U.S.-based cleric it blames for orchestrating last... more »

White House Defends Obama’s Absence, Says Feds Doing Their Part in Baton Rouge Flood Response

KEVIN FREKING at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Deep South Weather_perr (3)__1471950831_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery... more »

A Prayer in a Park, for Peace and for Preservation

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: prayer] My wife and I took a walk through the old growth forest in Michigan’s Hartwick Pines State Park last week, and came across this chapel. I’d forgotten it was there, but then my last visit there was more than 40 years... more »

In Milwaukee’s Policing Controversy, the Facts are on Sheriff Clarke’s Side

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Sheriff David Clarke speaks at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on March 3, 2016.] Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there -- Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee’s Chief of Police Edward Flynn. They have very different opinions about how law enforcement... more »

Nevada Women Falls To Her Death From Cliff Edge In LA

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A 21-year-old Nevada woman has died on her first day in Los Angeles after falling off a cliff in Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. The woman from Reno was found dead at the base of a cliff facing the Pacific ocean, after falling 100 feet onto rocks on Friday afternoon. No foul play is suspected. Friends she was with tried to help her from falling. The 21-year-old had climbed a low security wall to take a photo near the edge of the slope when she lost her footing, wearing a pair of flip-flaps. Police are treating the incident as an accident. News.com reports: CBSLA reports that Barrera... more »

Taiwan Rep in Kenya all but confirms fate of deportees decided early on...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*Cats in cages...* The Taiwan rep to Kenya had a piece in one of the Kenya papers today in which he accused Kenya of not being democratic yada yada yada about the deportations of alleged scammers to China. It was mostly just a pile of selective, judgmental emoting. But among its claims was this observation: *It seems plausible that Kenya decided long ago what the outcome of this deportation case would be *and that in trying to sustain good relations with China, it has traded the order of law for assistance from China. Kenya has sacrificed these five individuals’ rights for politica... more »

Turkey Retaliates As Shells From Syria Hit Turkish Border Town

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Turkish troops have responded to shells that were reportedly fired from inside Syrian territory into Turkey on Tuesday. Two mortar shells were fired from Syria toward the Turkish border town of Karkamis and then three rocket shells hit Kilis, another border town 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. The shells,which hit Karkamis did not cause casualties and were apparently fired during clashes between Syrian rebels and Islamic State militants in northern Syria, state-run Anadolu Agency said according to reuters. Reports say that the Turkish military fired 60 shells at four ISIS targets in ... more »

West Backs Dangerous Myanmar-style Attempt to Divide Thailand Along Religious Lines

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*(George Soros chairs & funds the Crisis Group)**August 23, 2016* (The New Atlas) - Matthew Wheeler of the International Crisis Group (sometimes referred to as ICG or simply, the Crisis Group), recently wrote an editorial in the New York Times titled, "Can Thailand Really Hide a Rebellion?" The editorial took a coercive tone, with its final paragraph appearing almost as a threat, stating: *It would be shortsighted and self-defeating of the generals running Thailand to insist on dismissing these latest attacks as a partisan vendetta unconnected to the conflict in the south. They sho... more »

Watchdog Slams Federal Agency That Spends Billions, But Cannot Be Audited

Kathryn Watson o at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: maxresdefault (1)] Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials have ignored 63 financial management recommendations from Congress' investigative arm since 2012 and only half-heartedly followed many more, resulting in the $43 billion agency's books to be all but useless. Things have gotten... more »

Oh, Shit, Here We Go Again...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 18 hours ago
I wonder who's going to pay the ultimate price for this latest dump? Hillary's campaign is the 1st one with a dead pool. #HillarysEmails — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) August 22, 2016


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 20 hours ago
*Timeline: More than 500 photos from Louisiana flood of 2016, aftermath ~The Advocate * *Meet David Young, a farmer planting the seeds for a healthier 9th ward ~WGNO*

Mr. Bill Will Not Save the Day

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 20 hours ago
On Saturday, I posted an Assclowns of the Week in which I'd briefly mentioned the devastating floods in Louisiana these past two weeks. I admit, that was mere token lip service and I haven't done justice to this tragedy. But one trend I've been seeing on both right wing media and even the mainstream media is how Obama's at fault for not being there to provide empty comfort and continuing his vacation. Not a word has been said, as far as I can tell, of Bush's inexcusable behavior during at least three trips to New Orleans in Katrina's wake in 2005 and the fact that he was o... more »

"Excuse my dust."

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 20 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) *I*'m sure that Dorothy Parker would be mortified to still be alive today and more mortified still to learn today would've been her 123rd birthday. As many great writers are, Dorothy Parker was what people charitably refer to as "complicated." She was self-effacing (unlike many writers) but she was just as merciless toward those in positions of power, especially right wingers and bigots. She was sitting at the Algonquin Round Table she helped found when news came of Republican Calvin Coolidge's death. It inspired Parker's mo... more »

Two Hit Pieces on the Tsai Administration

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*We were heartbroken to lose our beautiful lab/retriever mix to kidney failure a couple of months ago. Then yesterday I was in the street in front of our house parking my scooter when this dog, a neighbor's, ran over to say hello. He is super friendly, and of course I greeted him. I remarked to our neighbor on how gorgeous he was and joked that I wished he were mine. My neighbor laughed and said I could have him, because he was her daughter's and neither mom nor daughter wanted him. Next thing I knew, we'd adopted him. So wonderful!* First, the good news. AP has made a quantum leap... more »

Megalomaniac George Soros Is At War With Western Democracy

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Leaked documents published last week provide insider details of billionaire globalist George Soros using his money to influence elections in Europe, buy out politicians all over the world, underwrite extremist groups, target U.S. citizens who disagree with him, dictate foreign policy, and try to sway a Supreme Court ruling, among other things. Big news, and compelling stuff, right? Not if it involves George Soros, the largest single donor to the Clinton campaign, and the man recently exposed issuing directives to her while she was Secretary of State – instructions that she followed t... more »

What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Pork

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Pigs eat and drink the most disgusting things you can imagine, like urine, feces, and rotten foods. But the worst part is that the toxins they consume can’t be eliminated from their bodies, so they build up in their fat cells and organs, and you deposit these toxins in your own body when you consume pork. Yersinia enterocolitica is a hazardous microorganism which can be found in the body of pigs. It causes sickness, fever, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. Another contaminant found in pigs’ bodies is Ractopamine which can even cause death when consumed. The pigs’ intestines is the resi... more »

How Many Of Your Facebook Friends Are Undercover FBI Agents?

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Have you got a Fed in your friends list? There are thousands of undercover FBI agents creeping on Facebook. Have you accepted friend requests from anyone you don’t know? They might not be someone you met at a party once but an FBI agent posing as someone else, creeping on you and your friends and harvesting your data. The National Security Agency and the FBI first teamed up way back in October 2010 to develop techniques for turning Facebook into a surveillance tool. This month Julian Assange warned that Facebook is an “appalling spy machine” and revealed that the site has “an interf...more »

The Continuing Enchantment of the Big Black Marble

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 21 hours ago
The "lukewarmer" wuwt site has a post by fellow lukewarmer Christopher Monckton, purporting to derive the CO2 "climate sensitivity" by no-doubt-settled science (theory, that is). My response: *Lukewarmers like Monckton and Anthony Watts believe in the radiation transfer theory. I don't. As I wrote just a few weeks ago (June 30th), in the post "It Beggars the Imagination", "There are other obvious weaknesses in the radiation transfer theory ...but the main one is this error of making everything a blackbody or a quasi-blackbody, mitigated only by a fudge factor called the 'emissivity f... more »

“Where Abundance Comes From”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Where Abundance Comes From”* by David Cain “Everyone who was once a school kid knows the two different phases of Summer holidays. Waking up on the first Monday of summer holidays is a feeling of unparalleled abundance. School seems light years away. It really feels like you have unlimited time. This feeling continues until one morning in August, when you look at the calendar and have the opposite feeling, because there are only ten days left before school starts. These two feelings, abundance and scarcity, are ever-present forces in our lives. Often whole weeks, or months, or eve...more »

CNN Caught Staging Faked Satellite Interview

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
CNN and sister channel Headline News have been caught faking a bizarre “satellite” interview between two reporters who were actually standing six car park spaces away from each other in the same Phoenix parking lot. “The two suspects are Ashleigh Banfield of CNN and Nancy Grace of Headline News. At first it seems like a normal TV “remote,” as Banfield interviews Grace from another location. Then the channel’s graphics alert viewers: both anchors are in Phoenix. That’s odd. Also: They’re both outdoors, sitting in what looks to be a parking lot. And is that same building behind them?“ ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: The F-22 Raptor

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: F-22 Raptor] An F-22 Raptor takes off in Savannah, Ga., on August 2, 2016. Thanks to Senior Airman Solomon Cook for taking this photo.

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDXp1tpPD38

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left. Many globular clusters were destroyed over the eons by repeated fateful encounters with each other or the Galactic center. Surviving relics are older than any Earth fossil, older than any other structures in our Galaxy, and limit the universe itself in raw age. *Click image for larger size.* There are few, if any, young globular clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy because conditions are not ri... more »

Islam in Australia: myths and common media positions

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 23 hours ago
*Anthony Cox* *Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them ( Karl Popper).* The media coverage of Islam in Australia with a few exceptions defends Islam by defaulting to a number of stock positions such as: 1. Terrorism is not part of Islam 2. Terrorists are not part of Islam 3. Islam is a religion of peace 4. Most Muslims are peace... more »

Boy, 8, killed in grenade attack on apartment in Sweden per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37161752 ends rather interestingly: 'Sweden generally has low crime rates but police have had difficulty addressing violence in poorer neighbourhoods in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. Over the course of the summer, cars have been set alight on an almost nightly basis in some neighbourhoods.' Odd how I don't recall any previous BBC reports mentioning these car burnings in Sweden. I wonder if the perpetrators are in any way linked to those who burn cars in some French cities.

Bravo Genetic Effects Detected Decades Later

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Interesting new study on the genetic effects of ionizing radiation focusing on Japanese fishermen exposed to fallout from atmospheric testing in 1954: Tanaka, K., Ohtaki, M. & Hoshi, M. Chromosome aberrations in Japanese fishermen exposed to fallout radiation 420–1200 km distant from the nuclear explosion test site at Bikini Atoll: report 60 years after the incident. Radiat Environ Biophys (2016) 55: 329. doi:10.1007/s00411-016-0648 ABSTRACT: During the period from March to May, 1954, the USA conducted six nuclear weapon tests at the “Bravo” detonation sites at the Bikini and Ene...more »

Fukushima is Looking "Smoggy" Today

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
The plant looked less steamy during the early hours of Aug 23, 2016 (Japan time) despite high humidity (91%) and expected precipitation: However, the cam 4 view during daylight hours seemed extra pink at 5:30 AM and now, a couple hours later, the plant looks very "smoggy" from the cam 4 view:

Clinton, foundations, NGOs, and corruption with a lipstick

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

The Pentagon Wants A 'Smart Nuclear Bomb'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

Republicans to Query Firms That Ran Clinton’s Private Server

Eileen Sullivan & Chad Day at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

Our Responsibility to Dream Life into the Future

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Bolton, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

"There Comes A Time..."

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

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